THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, MARCH 5,1953
ONE MORE AMBITION:
Simon Not Sure If He'd Do It Again
By MURRY FRYMER
Three and a half years ago a
couple of ambitious freshmen be-
came roommates in East Quad,
and started a rivalry that will fi-
nally come to a conclusion next
Ned Simon, '55, and Steve Jelin,
'55, both decided early in their
college careers to become presi-
dent of the Student Legislature.
They battled each other all the
way; first one seemed ahead and
then the other.
This year, as seniors, they're
roommates again. And this year,
each has served his term as SL
SL's Last President
Ned is retiring next week as SL's
last president. How does he feel?
"I didn't feel it till the last
meeting," said Ned. "I was elated.
Now I can do the things I've al-
Looking back, Ned isn't quite
sure if he'd do it again.
"When I leave Michigan, I'll feel
I haven't received a lot out of it.
Still I have received a lot that I
couldn't have had."
Glad of One Thing
In a position where he could
better understand both the stu-
dents and the administration, Ned
is glad of one thing.
"It has taught me how to associ-
ate with other people," he said,
"and given me an opportunity to
get into areas of the University
closed to most students."
The troubled state of student
government on campus Ned ties
to an overall University belief.
"The type of student govern-
ment the University encourages is
very paternalistic. Students are
not felt V'o be particularly respon-
What's more, says Ned, the cam-
pus wants paternalism
"Students aren't going any-
where," he says. "They don't seek
LANSING (A) - Charges that
public schools are being "robbed"
by excessive fees charged by pub-
lic administrators were denied yes-
terday by Dr. Clair L. Taylor, State
Superintendent of Public Instruc-
Taylor said although the state
general fund may be losing
through excessive fees, the schools
. .. last of the SL Presidents
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (P) - An
Arkansas boy, who wrote that
he wants to raise money to go
to Boy Scout camp, has offer-
ed to sell hs dog-a "geod
crook-catcher"-to the Mem-
phis Police Department
The ?etter from Jesse Hager
of Jonesboro, Ark., was made
public by Police Chief J. C.
Jesse wrote that his dog, a
Doberman Pinscher, is a "real
u4 Cog, smart and my get., If
you hove a nice policeman who
seuld train him, h( could be a
He added th ,s postscript:
"It'll cost $60 to go t,+ camp"
DETROIT )-An offer to ap-
par on radio and television pro-
grams of the CI0 United Auto
Workers Union was rejected yes-
terday by the Michigan Republi-
But, at the same time, GOP
State Chairman John Feikens said
the party has "a strong willingness
to meet spokesmen for the Demo-
cratic Party on any public plat-
form or on any public service ra-
dio or television program."
"We do not propose to condone
the conduct of the UAW or of the
CIO in using union dues to pro-
mote the interests of any political
party contrary to the workers'
wishes," Feikens wrote Guy Nunn,
Nunn invited Republicans to ap-
pear on the union's radio (CKLW)
and television (WJBK-TV) pro-
grams after Feikens had charged
union dues were being used to
promote Democratic candidates in
violation of the Federal Corrupt
Nunn said of Feikens' reply to
"It shows the Republican chair-
man is not interested in free and
public debate of campaign issues,
but only in shutting up the UAW.
"This is not our first rejection
of invitations for Republicans to
appear on our programs. We
couldn't have been fairer in our
offer. We proposed an equal split
of time and offered every program
available between now and the
April 4 election, four on television
and two daily on radio."
Due to inequities in grading, the
Business Administration School
recently changed its grading
Under the new grading system,
an A will be recorded by the regis-
trar's office as 4.0, an A plus will
be 4.3, and A- will be 3.7 and so
Since the new system was insti-
tuted, one business administration
student whose grades were revised
in accordance with the new rule
had a 4:6 average. Under the old
system of grading in the school,
a straight 90 to 100 for an A, 80
to 89 for a B grade scale was used.
However, many students from
other schools taking courses in
business administration found
that, when transferring letter
grades, their averages were lower-
For this reason, it was found
that calculations of fraternity
grade standings were inequitable.
The situation was eased somewhat
last semester when business ad-
ministration school Assistant Dean
Herbert F. Taggart changed the
scale to make 86 to 100 an A and
76 to 85 a B.
However, some instructors still
used the old scale when recording
grades. When this happened, the
present system was instituted.
The Commission on Human Re-
sources and Advanced Training
announced that desire for college
training is the most important
factor in deciding whether or not
a student continues his education.
Set up under a Rockefeller
Foundation grant to study Ameri-
ca's supply of highly trained per-
sonnel, the results indicate that fi-
nancial status, intellectual ability
and high school grades are of
much less importance than the in-
dividual student's motivation to
Dean Charles E. Odegaard of the
literary college and Dean Ralph
A. Sawyer of the graduate school
are members of the commission.
WASHINGTON (P)-Pay raises
for the armed forces and postal
service were approved yesterday by
Increases of between six and 25
per cent for career servicemen
were okayed unanimously by an
Armed Services subcommittee. The
House is expected to adopt the
measure, representing 735 million
dollars in extra pay a year, next
The House Post Office Commit-
tee voted an average 7%j2 per cent
increase for half a million Post Of-
fice employes, at an annual cost
of 150 million dollars. The mini-
mum increase is 6 per cent.
Average 11.9 Per Cent Increase
The military pay raise bill,
which President Dwight D. Eisen-
hower has termed essential to keep
trained men in uniform, provides
an average 11.9 per cent increase
for two million servicemen.
Enlisted men with over two
The fifth annual Municipal Pur-
chasing Conference will be held
March 10 in the East Conference
Rm. of Rackham Bldg.
Sponsored by the University's
Institute of Public Administration,
University Extension Service, and
Michigan Municipal League, the
conference will discuss "The Buy-
ing and Selling of Land for De-
velopment of Municipalities" and
"The Value of Organizing the Pur-
chasing Operation in Your Muni-
House Committees Approve Pay Hikes
For Armed Forces, Postal Employes
years' service and officers with
more than three years' duty would
get boosts of from $7.80 to $83.46
a month. In general, others are
not affected because the bill is
designed to provide more incen-
tive for experienced men to stay
The measure increases special
monthly pay for hazardous air
and submarine duty, establishes a
new dislocation allowance of one
month's basic pay for service fami-
lies making a permanent change of
station and ups the daily travel
allowance from $9 to $12.
May Reach House Thursday
Chairman R. J. Wilday (D-Tex)
said the measure would be submit-
ted Tuesday to the full committee
and might reach the House floor
anything out. They go to class, do
their assignments, and take exams.
But they show tremendous disin-
terest in anything like student
Ned also expresses "disillusion-
ment" as to the capabilities of oth-
er campus leaders.
"The most capable people are
not going into activities," he says.
A political science major from
Winettka, Illinois, Ned hopes to go
to law school next fall, preferably
to Harvard. If law doesn't work out
he expects he'll wind up in the real
Among his many talents, Ned
is noted for his cooking, especial-
"I have a special secret process,"
he claims. "I use old Eastern salts,
garlics and flavor." He doesn't
know where he got the recipe-"I
just picked it lip."
Ned is also an avid pipe smoker,
with a collection of 50 pipes, al-
though friends don't like it when
"I smoke up the room."
Zeta Beta Tau, Michigamua, and
Sphinx all claim Ned's member-
ship, but he says he hasn't been
very active in fraternity life.
Ned has, what he calls, a "se-
cret ambition." He would like very
much to be president of the Uni-
versity for a day,
"I would have so many people
fired that by the time President
Hatcher got back, the change
would be irreparable."
IRVING, Tex. (P) - Striking
teachers, feuding with the school
board of this suburban community
near Dallas, yesterday asked
mothers to keep their children
away from schools now run by vol-
unteers and substitutes.
A teacher committee called on
a group of mothers to take their
children out of schools and close
them until the row is over. There
was no immediate reaction from
This happenedafter quarreling
trustees and teachers held their
first meeting since an estimated
200 of the 300 teachers and other
school employes failed to show up
Tuesday. The walkout, in its
fourth day, is in protest of the fir-
ing of Supt. John Beard and "in-
At the meeting, the board re-
peated a standing offer that em-
ployes may apply to return to
their jobs and be passed on indi-
vidually, even though 30 new per-
sons have been hired. The board
considered the employes broke
their contracts when they struck
and failed to return by a deadline
R. H. Copeland, who represented
the dissident group at the session,
said the board would not listen to
a list of "intolerable working con-
ditions" capped by Beard's dis-
charge Feb. 18.
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BETHLEHEM EVANGELICAL AND
423 South Fourth Ave.
Walter S. Press, Pastor
Warren Winkler, Director of Student Work
10:45 A.M.-Worship Service. Sermon by Rev.
Press; "Growing in Obedience."
7:00 P.M.-Student Guild
Wednesday 7:30 P.M.---Midweek Lenten Service.
MEMORIAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH
(Disciples of Christ)
Hill and Tappan Streets
Rev. George Barger, Minister
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST,
1833 Washtenaw Ave.
10:45-Morning Worship. Sermon:
line of Discipleship."
9:45 A.M.-Church School
Junior Theater Group Set Up
Within Dramatic Arts Center
Trow's Article Describes Oil
Firm's Arabian Experiment
As an integral part of the Dra-
inatic Arts Center, a junior theater
group has recently been establish-
Including young people between
the ages of 12 and 17, the group
will present plays for younger chil-
The new organization, coordi-
nated by Mrs. L. Hart Wright, will
undergo a period of training this
month and next in order to be-
come acquainted, with the opera-
tions and equipment of the Dra-
matic Arts Center, which will be
used by the junior group.
During the first meeting, which
will take place at 3 p.m. today at
the DAC, A. J. Pocock, business
manager of the Dramatic Arts
Center, will explain the admini-
stration of the center.
Other Saturday afternoon meet-
ings will be devoted to demonstra-
tions of make-up application, pre-
sented by DAC actor Ralph
Drischell, and discussions on tech-
nical aspects by Martha Handley,
also of the DAC staff.
Joseph Gistirak, director of the
center, will talk to the young peo-
ple about the selection, casting
and direction )f plays, while a
local dance group will instruct the
group on that particular aspect of
According to Mrs. Wright, it is
hoped that the group will be well-
enough acquainted with procedure
by the end of the training program
to choose at least one play for
presentation next year. Two pro-
ductions are planned.
The group is open to all young
people in the area.
How good human relations are
being carried on in a unique Ara-
bian experiment by an American
oil company is explored by Prof.
William C. Trow, of the education
school, in a recent article in the
School of Education Bulletin.
Prof. Trow gave a series of lec-
tures last summer in Dhahran,
Saudi Arabia, as part of an insti-
tute for the teachers of the chil-
dren of the Arabian-American Oil
Company's American employees.
"No longer," Prof. Trow writes,
"do the dates, nor the gold, nor
yet the 'pearls of great price' in
the Persian Gulf not far away con-
stitute the wealth of Arabia. In
1933 oil was found a mile or more
beneath the surface of the des-
ert on which the broad-tired tracks
and pipelines fo Aramco now fol-
low the old caravan trails.
"What you have here," Prof.
Trow said, "is a segment of the
complex American technology set-
tling in peacefully in the midst of
the ancient and technologically
undeveloped cultureof Arabia,
seemingly as contentedly as if they
had both been there for centuries."
Trow writes that King Saud is
setting up schools in buildings
built by the company for the ben-
efit of the Arabian people, and
furnishing government support to
hundreds of young men for ad-
vanced study in the Middle East
and America. Up to now many of
these Bedouins have owned hardly
more than a knife and a camel.
He goes on to say that the com-
pany gives technical assistance to
the industries and helps the peo-
ple build a modern city.
CONGREGATIONAL-DISCIPLES STUDENT GUILD
7:00 P.M.-Congregational Church. Professor
and Mrs. Frank Copley: "Engagement, Mar-
riage, and Homebuilding."
FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH
1917 Washtenaw Avenue
Edward H. Redman, Minister
10:00 A.M.-Unitarian Adult Group. Mr. Charles
Bisdee leading discussion on "The Constitu-
tion and Investigating Committees."
11:00 A.M.-Mr. Max Toy of Lansing, Michigan,
guest speaker at services: "The Second Com-
2:00 P.M.-Student Group meets at Lane Hall
5:30-7:30-High School Orientation Group.
7:30 P.M.-Student Group. returns. for. Hot
Lunch and listen to "The Investigator."
Monday, 8:00 P.M.-Unitarian Men's Club at
2761 S. State Street to listen to movie: Mur-
row Interviews Oppenheimer.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
'William and State Sts.
Minister-Rev. Leonard A. Parr
Minister to Students: Rev. H. L. Pickerill,
Assoc. Sue Gillespie.
Director of Music-Frank S. Stillings
Junior High Church in Douglas Chapel at 10:45.
Mrs. John S. McNown will speak on "Where
Love Is, There Is God Also."
Public worship at 10:45 A.M.-Dr.,Parr will
preach on "I am Involved in Mankind" (John
Donne) the second in the series "Words Men
Student Guild 7:00 P.M. in the Mayflower Room.
Prof. and Mrs. Frank Copley will discuss
"Engagement, Marriage and Homebuilding."
9:30 A.M.-Sunday School
11:00 A.M.-Sunday Morning Service
8:00 P.M.-Wednesday Testimonial Service
A free reading room is maintained at 339 South
Main Street where the Bible and all authorized
Christian Science literature may be read, bor-
rowed or purchased.
Reading Room hours are Monday, 11:00 A.M.
to 9 P.M.; Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 A.M. to
5 P.M.; and Sunday 2:30 to 4:30 P.M.
LUTHERAN STUDENT CHAPEL
(National Lutheran Council)
Hill Street and Forest Avenue
Dr. H. O. Yoder, Pastor
11:00 A.M.-Worship Services
10:00 A.M.-Bible Study
7:00 P.M.-Dr. Harlyn Halvorson, Prof. of Bac-
7:15 P.M.-Study of Great Church Leaders
7:30 P.M.-Lenten Service
UNIVERSITY LUTHERAN CI4APEL
AND STUDENT CENTER
1511 Washtenaw Avenue
(The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)
Alfred T. Scheips, Pastor
Sunday at 9:30 and at 10:45: Services, with ser-
mon by the pastor, "The Mount of Deliver-
Sunday at 6:00: Gamma Delta, Lutheran Student
Club, Supper and Program: A review of the
work of Warner Sallman, Christian artist, with
Wednesday at 7:30 and at 9:15: Lenten Vesper
Services. Sermon, "Simon Peter-Brokenheart-
ed Boaster." (Sermon by the Rev. Theo. Dan-
iel, Wayne U Lutheran student pastor).
(Sponsored by the Christian Reformed Churches
Washtenaw at Forest
Rev. Leonard Verduin, Director
Res. Ph. NO 5-4205; Office Ph. NO 8-7421
10:00 A.M.-Morning Service
7:00 P.M.-Evening Service
ST. MARY'S STUDENT CHAPEL
William and Thompson Sts.
8:00 - 9:30 - 11:00 - 12:00
Daily-7:00 - 8:00 - 9:00
Novena Devotions-Wednesday evenings-7:30
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
502 East Huron, Phone NO 8-7332
Rev. C. H. Loucks. Minister
Beth Mahone, Student Advisor
Sunday, March 6-
9:45-We study the book of James
6:45-"The Catholic Control to Contemporary
Christianity" Professor James O'Neil.
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GRACE BIBLE CHURCH
Corner State and Huron Streets
William C. Bennett, Pastor
11:00-"The Assurance of Faith"
7:30-"God's Rights With Men"
Wednesday 7:30-Prayer Meeting
We Welcome You
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
and STUDENT CENTER
1432 Washtenaw Ave.
Henry Kuizenga and George Laurent, Ministers
William S. Baker and Edward Sue, University
Sunday morning discussion following early service
Bible Discussion 10:45.
Sermon: "What Is the Judgment of Christ?"
Evening WSF Fellowship, 6:45.
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
and WESLEY FOUNDATION
120 South State Street
Merrill R. Abbey, Erland J. Wangdahl,
Eugene A. Ransom, Ministers
9':00 and 10:45 A.M.-Worship: "Master the
Art of Hearing," Dr. Abbey, preaching.
9:30 A.M.-Student Seminar, "Paradoxes of
the Christian Faith."
5:30--Supper and Fellowship
6:45--Worship and Program. Dr. William Bak-
FRIENDS (QUAKER) MEETING
11:00 A.M.-Meeting for Worship. Visitors Wel-
7:30 P.M.-Meetings as arranged. Students will
be picked up by car at Lane Hall at 7:30 P.M.
THE CHURCH OF CHRIST
530 West Stadium
(Formerly at Y.M.C.A.)
Sundays-10:15 AM. - 11.00 A M. - 7:30 P M.
When the stag-line wolves rush
your delectable date...
But you're the guy she steps
out to have a cigarette with...
that's PURE PLEASURE!