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Librarian Disproves Popular Theory

With her pleasant attitude and
enthusiasm, Mary P. Parsons, vis-
iting professor of library science,
destroys a typical stereotype which
she claims librarians "have been
trying to live down for 25 years."
Prof. Parsons is definitely one
librarian who doesn't live bur-
fed between the covers of a book.
In 1908, as a graduate of Smith
College where she had participat-
ed in sports and worked on the
student publication, Prof. Parsons
decided to go into her present field.
"My mother," she explained, "had.
been a librarian for several years,
and I have always enjoyed books:
and people."
New York Research
After leaving the Albany Library
School in 1913, the young student
worked for a time in the reference
department of the New York Pub-
lic Library.
In 1924, Prof. Parsons was asked
to serve as a resident director at a
school for librarians in France.
Students from 25 countries at-
tended the school and Prof. Par-
sons found the experience of work-
ing with them was a very gratify-
ing one. "You never really get to
know people until you actually live
and work with them," she said.
Vienna Degree
Because she felt it would aid her
in becoming a better teacher and
because she was fascinated by
medieval culture, Prof. Parsons
worked for her doctorate in Vien-
na, Austria. In 1937 she received
her PhD in history from the Uni-
versity there.

TV .Director
Says Adults
"I think too many program pro-
ducers and educators have under-
estimated the absorption capaci-
ties of the general adult audience."
Prof. Garnet R. Garrison, direc-
tor of the University Television Of-
fice, made this comment in a re-
cent address before the American
Medical Association.
Underscoring the fact that
"more adults have a positive hun-
ger to know than we generally
assume," Prof. Garrison went on
to cite many viewer reactions to
the University's "TV Hour" series.
Educational Medium
He stressed the importance of
TV as an educational medium, but
said that many educators were
either afraid of it, or were dis-
mayed by the staggering costs in-
Speaking of the two general
ETV patterns evolved, those fea-
tured by networks and those by
educational institutions, he cited
well-known programs of both
types, including those in which the
two cooperate.
Prof. Garrison added, "I must
confess that I am disturbed, how-
ever, by the possibility that al-
though honest efforts are being
made by well-meaning civic and
educational leaders, there are dan-
ger signals ahead for these 'sta-
tions which, if ignored, may lead
to some disasters for the cause of
educational television."
Two Danger Signals
Two main "danger signals" he
noted were approaching the gen-
eral public for operational expens-
es and lack of attention to quality
and high level professional pro-
gramming standards.
"Television," Prof. G a r r i s o n
added, "has offered itself for
use by those in charge as they
see fit, to be used as a powerful
force for effective general educa-
tion, or to be slighted and neg-
lected. The TV stations and net-
works and a few educators have
led the way and demonstrated
what can be done."
"The important question to be
answered in time is what will those
workers in the field of general ed-
ucation do with television," he

Scripts Get Once-Over

Detroit Play
One of this season's Broad-
way comedies, "The Tender
Trap," will begin a two week's
engagement Monday, March 7
at the Cass Theater in Detroit.
The play describes the prob-
lems of a New York bachelor
besieged by attractive and clev-
er business girls aiming to
make him a husband.
Starring in the production
are Kent Smith, K. T. Stevens
and Russell Nype.

Battey To Talk
On Advertising
Edward Battey and Carol Ray-
mond will address University stu-
dents at 4 p.m. Monday in Rm.
141 Business Administration Bldg.
to describe "Careers in the Adver-
tising Agency Business." They will
relate the opportunities in adver-
tising agency work for college
graduates, as exemplified by the
development of a television com-
mercial from planning stage to
final broadcast.
The work which is carried on
by the agency's business depart-
ments will also be highlighted.

-Daily-Sam Ching

A member of many associations,
the pleasant professor has to her
credit numerous accomplishments.
In 1943 she went to New Zealand
on a troop transport and estab-
lished 'he first school for librar-
ians. From 1948 to 1952 she was
P6director of the Information Li-
braries in France.

Prof. Parsons is currently su-
pervising the building of a house
in North Carolina, because "the
one thing you miss when you trav-
el is a settled home."
"I wouldn't have done it, if it
hadn't been fun," smiled the pro-
fessor summing up her eventful

-Daily--Sam Ching
LOOKING OVER a script entered The contest is open to any male
in this year's Union Opera University student. (The complete
contest are Jay Grant, '55, Opera script is not required until late
chairman, Carol Seltzer, '57, script spring.)
girl, and Keith Pohl, '56 BAd. Scripts may be turned in to the
Scenarios for this year's Opera Opera offices, Rm. 3-G of the Un-
are due Thursday. Entry blanks ion, or to the main desk. Any ad-
may be picked up at the main desk ditional information can be re-
of the Union. ceived from Grant at NO 3-5347.
I..T. Suspends Student Editors
For*Using IDoubtf ul Material'

Five editors of the Illinois Tech-
nology News were recently put on
disciplinary probation.
The students were accused, by
the Disciplinary Committee, of is-
suing a paper last month contain-j
ing what the Committee consid-
ered "doubftul" material. Because
of their violation,, each of the five
editors was suspended from the
newspaper and school activities for
a year.
* * *
Ohio State's professional jour-
nalism fraternity recommended
that the Council on Student Af-
fairs eliminate closed meetings.
Vice president of the OSU chap-
ter pointed out that "since the stu--
dents have no say in selecting their
own representatives on CSA, they

Colds, Gastro-Intestinal Upsets
Mar 'U' Health Last Month

at least have the right to be in-
formed about what's going on."
Proposal of the resolution coin-
cides with the stand taken by the
national office of the fraternity
advocating "freedom of access to
all public records and public meet-
The establishment of a commit-
tee to investigate subversion was
suggested to the Wisconsin State
Assembly by the American Legion.
The proposed plan includes a
loyalty oath administered to all
state employees, including person-
nel at the University of Wisconsin
and denial of facilities of state in-
stitutions to "people who attack
the American way of life."
Coeds may become policewomen
at Michigan State College.
According to the Michigan State
News. MSC is one of the few col-
leges in the country offering a po-
lice administration curriculum for
women.-Criminal law, investigation
and traffic conditions are included
in the course with the last year of
college spent in working for a po-
lice department.
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Except for a rise in respiratory
infection and gastro-intestinal up-
sets, student health for the month
of February was normal, accord-
ing to Health Service Director.
Warren E. Forsythe.
The monthly Health Service re-
port said a few mild cases of in-
fluenza have been verified but
claimed it was probably too early
to predict whether there will be
a flu epidemic.
A sevenper cent increase in en-
rollment over last year at this
time helped account for the 13,655
clinic calls made during the
month. Last February only 11,872
calls were made.
A check of infirmary bed pa-
tients revealed that with 349 for
the month, Health Service was al-
most double last February's fig-
ure of 183 but well below Febru-
ary of 1953 which saw 395 bed

Dr. Forsythe's report lists 12
cases of pneumonia, 28 cases of
infectious mononucleosis and more
than 1,200 respiratory infections.
Highest number of patients
treated in one day was 661;.
Durin)g the week of registration,
507 men and 210 women were giv-
en physical examinations in addi-
tion to 76 complete and 50 partial
ROTC examinations.
Chest X-rays were given to 832
men and 336 women.
Student Directory
The Board in Control of Stu-
dent Publications announces that
applications for the compiling and
selling of the. Student Directory
for this coming Summer and Fall
must be in the hands of Maurice
M. Rinkle at the Student Publi-
cations Building by March 22.

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