THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1.954
THE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1954
ALL-MALE MUSICAL COMEDY:
'Opera' Talk Anticipates Union Opera
PRACTICE SESSION FOR THE 1953 UNION OPERA,
"UP 'N ATOM"
AT CLEMENTS LIBRARY:
Columbus Letter on
Exhibition Here Today
Medical personnel, teachers and
volunteers have done a "remark-
able job" in the first phase of the
Salk polio vaccine study, accord-
ing to Dr. Thomas Francis, Jr.
rector of the University's Polio-
m elitis Vaccine Evaluation Pro-
Dr. Francis told the American
Academy 6f Pediatrics yesterday
at its Chicago meeting that in the
study now being conducted at the
University to "measure the degree
of effectiveness" of the Salk vac-
cine, it is essential to reduce error
to the barest minimum.
The complex and time consum-
ing follow-up program is being
conducted by the Vaccine Evalua-
tion Center. Editing and coding
vaccination records required a
staff of 100 trained graduate stu-
dents. The gross error Dr. Francis
reported was remarkably low.
"There is a long history of strik-
ing new therapeutic agents," he
said, "which have had great flair
and then seem to disappear slow-
Explaining why it was neces-
sary to set up the complicated
evaluation procedure, Dr. Francis
said that, to prevent history from
repeating itself in the case of the
Salk vaccine, it was necessary to
eliminate bias, side step wishful
thinking and to control the pro-
gram from beginning to end.
"This is not our study," Dr.
Francis declared, addressing the
peditricians in his audience, "it
is yours to illustrate to the public
at large the value of their active
participation with medical and
health agencies in seeking proper
information about a national
Col. Miller Gets
At a special retreat parade, held
in his honor at Fort Sheridan, Ill.,
Col. Virgil R. Miller, professor
in the Department of Military
Science and Tactics, received a
certificate of achievement.
A 30 year Army veteran, Col.
Miller retired on Sept. 30. Since
his graduation from the United
States Military Academy on June
12, 1924, he has been awarded the
Silver Star, Legion of Merit,
Bronze Star with two Oakleaf
Clusters, and the Presidential Ci-
Boyd To Lecture
"An Aristocracy for a Republic"
will set the theme for the third
annual Randolph G. Adams Me-
morial Lecture, to be given at 8
p.m. tomorrow at Clements Li-
Julian P. Boyd, editor of "The
Papers of Thomas Jefferson," will
be the evening's speaker. The lec-
ture will be presented before a
specially invited audience.
The late Dr. Adams was head of
the Clements Library.
By HARRY STRAUSS f
Although at least 17 editions
were printed before 1500, only
eight copies of Columbus' letter of
1493 to the Spanish crown are
known to exist.
One of the original copies of this
work is at the William L. Clem-
ents Library and facsimilies in a
new English translation by Frank
E. Robbins, editor of the Michigan
Alumnus Quarterly Review, are
now on sale.
Though the letter is neither
unigue nor very rare, it is an im-
portant work and has been one of
the most frequently requested
books at the Library.
European Expresses Awe
In this first printed account of
The recital by Frances Greer,
soprano, previously announced for
Monday evening, Oct. 18, has been
cancelled because of illness.
Miss Greer joined the School of
Music faculty this fall after a
lengthy career with both the Phil-
adelphia and Metropolitan Opera
A new date for the recital will
be announced later.
Friday will be the first of this
Fall's Visitors' Nights presented
by the Department of Astronomy.
Prof. Dean B. McLaughlin of
the astronomy department will
discuss "The Planet Mars" at 7:30
p.m. in Rm. 2003, Angell Hall. Fol-
lowing the illustrated public lec-
ture, the student observatory on
the fifth floor of Angell Hall will
be open to visitors.
the New World, for the first time,
notes the Foreword, a European
expressed wonder and awe about
The first Latin translation was
different in that the salutation
was to King Ferdinand alone. In
the Clements Library copy, the
salutation was to King Ferdinand
alone. In the Clements Library
copy, the salutation is both to the
king and to Queen Isabella.
The valuable manuscript was
owned in the last quarter of the
19th century by an English book
collector and was bought by Clem-
ents at an auction in 1902. This
work was among those he gave to
the University in 1923.
Only 1,000 copies of the Letter
were printed and they sell for
Another rare manuscript on sale
at the Library is a play by Mercy
Otis Warren, sister of James Otis,
famous figure of the American
Titled "The Group," the play is
a political satire directed at Loy-
alist Partyists in Massachusetts,
and was first presented in 1779.
Five Copies Available
There are only five copies avail-
able today. One of these was ac-
quired by the Library from the
Herbert C. Ely Memorial Collec-
tion of rarities of early American
Selling for $3.00, a limited num-
ber of 1,000 copies are in this
At .the Clements Library's ex-
hibition cases now are the varied
works of Julian P. Boyd, librarian
of Princeton University and au-
thority on Thomas Jefferson's pa-
pers. Boyd will deliver the annual
Library lecture at 8:30 p.m. to-
morrow in Clements Library.
Students who have not yet
received their checks or un-
sold books from the Student
Book Exchange may get them
between 11 a.m. and I p.m.
Saturday and between 1 and
3 p.m. Monday.
Books not claimed by 3 p.m.
Monday will be donated to St.
Thomas College in Kozchen-
sheri, South India.
By JIM DYGERT
Books still in the possession of
the Student Book Exchange at 5
p.m. Monday will be donated to
St. Thomas College in Kozchen-
cheri, South India.
Approval of donating the books
was given by the Student Legisla-
ture at its meeting last night. A
motion to allow the manager of
the Exchange to dispose of the
books in this manner passed the
SL without a dissenting vote.
The books, which would become
the property of the Exchange, will
be turned over to Nancy Snider,
Grad., for storage at Lane Mall un-
til CARE is ready to ship them to
India. Miss Snider initiated the
project of collecting books and
funds for the Indian school.
Went to Colleges
Having written to several col-
leges in South India inquiring of
the possibilities of teaching there,
Miss Snider received a letter from
the principal of St. Thomas Col-
lege, A. J. Cherian, asking her if
she knew anyone who would be
willing to help his school.
He explained, in his letter, that
"for lack of funds it (the college)
has not been fully equipped, and
the buildings have not been com-
pleted. The library has only less
than 2,000 volumes."
Miss Snider decided to collect as
many books as she could for the
college, although it is another In-
dian school at which she plans to
teach, leaving as soon as she can
After receiving word from CARE
that that organization would handle
the shipping of any books she col-
lected, she contacted several or-
ganizations, including the Book Ex-
change, for help.
So far, the Young Friends Fel-
lowship has donated its services for
collecting books and funds, which
may be turned in at Lane Hall. The
World University Service a 1 s o
agreed to assist Miss Snider by col-
lecting books at the end of the se-
mester. .Cash donations .for St.
Thomas and other Indian schools
may also be made to WUS.
Other Schools Need Help
There are many schools similar
to St. Thomas College in South In-
dia, Miss Snider said, in that they
are small and new, and lack the
funds for a proper level of opera-
tion. Professors are paid the equiv-
alent of $20 a month at St. Thomas.
The Indian schools also need
books, having to get along with
A question often asked by Indian
students, Miss Snider said, is "Why
the USSR is so willing to cooper-
ate in establishing something she
desires, while the United States of-
fers little aid for projects she
Unanimity on Davis
The president said "in this one
case, (the Davis case) there was
no dissent from complete unani-
mity of decision by all responsible
Taking up the. Nickerson case
President Hatcher reported, "he
(Nickerson) had not revealed to
the University prior to or after his
joining our Faculty of Medicine
any of his many considerable acti-
vities in the Community Party ex-
tending over a period of years.
"The questions asked by theI
Congressional Committee indicat-
ed something of the alleged scope
and period of an intimate involve-
ment in the Communist Party.
Most of these questions he refused
to answer on grounds of the Fifth
Amendment with the advice of
counsel, leading to the presump-
tion that he was using the amend-
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SIGMA RHO TAU:
Labor Leader To Discuss
Guaranteed Annual Wage
A discussion of "The Guaran-
teed Annual Wage for Industry"
'twill be led by Frank X. Martel,
president of the Wayne County
chapter of the American Federa-
tion of Labor, at 7:30 p.m. tomor-
row in Rm. 3-S of the Union.
Sponsored by Sigma Rho Tau,
Stump Speakers' Society, the talk
will be the featured attraction of
a get-acquainted smoker for all
engineers, architects and techno-
Beginning as an office boy in a
Detroit newspaper, Martel was ap-
pointed in 1937 to represent or-
ganized labor of the United States
at the annual session of the In-
ternational Labor Office in Ge-
Martel has also served in the
capacities of member of the NRA
Compliance Board, receiving the
appointment in 1932,
Blanks for Rhodes
Application for Rhodes Scholar-
ships will be discussed at a meet-
ing to be held at 4:15 p.m. tomor-
row in Rm. 2013 Angell Hall.
Candidates should obtain blanks
from Prof. Clark Hopkins of the
classical art and archeology de-
partment in Rm. 2011 Ang ll Hall.
Applications should be brought to
Rm. 2026 on or before the dead-
line, Oct. 15.
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