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SUNDAY, MARCH ?7, 1955



Police Give Special Attention to Youths

Ann Arbor's youth gets special
consideration from the police de-
The department's Youth Bur-
eau, now almost one year old, was
set up to handle complaints
against anyone under 17 years of
In charge of the Bureau is gen-
ial Sgt. George Simmons, who
operates on the theory that "juve-
nile law is so different from crim-
inal law, and procedures are so
Now Two in Bureau
Since the first of the year, he
has been assisted by Officer Chest-
er E. Carter. Carter, who has al-
ways been interested in juvenile
work, was added to the Bureau
when it was found that- the exist-
ence of a department especially
for juvenile police work brought
many calls that otherwise never
would have been brought to po-
lice attention.
The Bureau takes over all juve-
nile cases involving investigation,
Sgt. Simmons said. "We especially
try to follow up all the cases in-
volving an anti-social attitude."
Sgt. Simmons has found many
youngsters changing their atti-
tude toward police since the de-
partment was able to devote spec-
ial attention to them. "We handle
them differently from adults. Our
concern is with correction rather
than punishment.
"We try to show a youngster
why he is doing wrong, and that
he will be much better off by obey-
ing the law."
More Uniform Procedure
Getting somewhere in correcting
young delinquents has been made
easier by a more uniform proced-
ure. "Before we had the Bureau,"
Sgt. Simmons said, "if a kid was
picked up six times, he was picked
up by six different officers and
handled in six different ways. You
can't blame him for being con-
The Bureau has no set method
for handling delinquents. "Each
case is different," Sgt. Simmons
says. "We handle each case as it
comes up." He admits one rule,
however-"using a little simple
Besides the what, when, where,
and how of a violation, the Bur-
eau is deeply concerned in the
"why." Sgt. Simmons thinks such
an approach should be taken with
adult criminals. "Sometimes adults
give us more headaches than their
children," he said.
Does the Bureau carry on any
planned programs for Ann Arbor
youngsters? The one which Sgt.
Simmons mentions first is the
baseball set-up.
Four Teams Sponsored
Police sponsored four baseball
teams in the city league for boys
up to 18 years old last summer.
The teams were coached by eight
policemen who worked with the
boys on their own time.
As a year-round project, Sgt.
Simmons often takes time off from
investigating complaints to give
talks in the city's schools. "They're
Conservation Dept.
To Present Films
Two films sponsored by the Con-
servation Department and School
of Natural Resources will be
shown at 12:15 p.m. tomorrow in
Rm. 2254, Natural Science Build-
'Air, Water and Industry" do-
cuments the problem of pollution
and its control. The other film,
"Man's Problem" is the second in
the Living Water Series dealing
with the care, protection, and use
of America's fresh water supply.

Hoebel To Speak
On Primitive Law
Prof. E. Adamson Hoebel, Chair-
man of the Department of Anthro-
pology at the University of Minne-
sota will present a lecture, ."Law-
Ways Among Primitive People," at
4:10 tomorrow in Auditorium A,
Angell Hall.

New Playbill
To Feature
Ballet Ballads
The speech department's Thirdz
Laboratory Playbill will be pre-I
sented at 8 p.m. Wednesday and
Thursday in the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theater.e
On the program are two one-f
act plays and two ballet ballads.t
From Italy and Greece
A peasant comedy by Luigi Pi-
randello, "Sicilian Limes," is under
the direction of Sam Siporin, Grad.
Philip YMoeller's comedy based
on the Helen of Troy legend, "Hel-
ena's Husband" has Singer Bu-
chanan, Grad., as director. Moel-
ler was one of the original mem-
bers of the Washington Square
Players which preceded the The-
atre Guild.
With choreography by Prof.-
Esther Pease and Jeanne Parsons
of the women's physical education
department, two modern dances
will conclude the program. These
are an interpretation of a poem by
Prof. Marvin Felheim of the Eng-
lish department, "They Who
Wait," and a dance version of a
Chinese legend, "Why Chinese
Boys Have Short Names."
Cast of Players
In the cast of the Italian come-
dy are Melvin Ringelberg, '56, Ju-
dith Brown, '56, Gladys Riddle,
Grad., Elaine Swire, '57, and Jane
Maihofer, '56Ed.
The players in the modern Greek
myth are Renee Silverman, '57,
Barbara Jacobson, '57, Bailey Car-
roll, '57, Harris Liechti, '57, and
Allan Knee, '56BAd.
Reserved student tickets for both
evenings are now available at the
Lydia Mendelssohn box office.

widespread Actcivties
Await New 'U' Alumni

Labor Party Split Points
To Early British Election

Diploma in hand and Ann Ar-
bor recollections in mind, you be-
come a University alumnus the
minute you graduate.
You join a body of some 150,000
who've shared the same experi-
ences and your name is added to
the Michigan Alumnus subscrip-
tion files'.
You then either virtually for-
get the University or join the ranks
of its active alumni-or your in-
terest may wane temporarily, to
be revived later.
Six-Year Lapse
Many such "revivals," according
to Alumni Association Secretary T.
Hawley Tapping, come after an in-
terval of about six years following
graduation, when the alumnus has
married, started his family and
saved some money.
He can start, if he hasn't al-
ready, by joining one of the 250
alumni club and groups scattered
throughout the world from Ann
Arbor to Formosa. He'll find that
costs of such membership vary
from $3 to $15 annually.
Alumni groups in large cities,
Tapping said, have fewest young
members--because recent Univer-
sity alumni can't afford the requi-
site luncheons in expensive res-
taurants of Chicago or New York,
or to support established and cost-
ly programs of such clubs.
Athletic Information
Although many clubs exist sim-
ply to reunite Michigan graduates,
the majority offer their members
athletic information, visits from
prominent students, and 'regular
talks by faculty members or other
Constructively, 80 per cent of the

clubs concentrate on extensive
scholarship programs, usually to
support students from their own
The young alumnus may find
that many of his alumni contem-
poraries never got Michigan de-
;rees. "One semester here," Tap-
ping explained, "is enough to qua-
lify you as a Michigan alumnus-
or alumna."
More Than Half "Coeducational"
Tapping explained that the pre-
sent separation of men's and wo-
men's groups within the Alumni
Association resulted from the geo-
graphical distance, on campus, be-
tween the Union and the League.
Of the 250 clubs, he said, more
than half are alrelady "coeduca-
;ional," with the others expected
to merge in time.
What, Tapping is often asked,
are the drawing-cards for a grad-
uate to interest himself in alumni
iffairs? In answer he tells of the
prestige alumni gain from their
mutual associations, and the valu-
able contacts they can establish.
He cites, too, the attitude ex-
pressed by one senior now on cam-
pus: "The University deserves to
share in the success it helps its
alumni to achieve."

It's beginning to look like an i
early election in Britain,.
The deepening of the split be-
tween Labor's right and left wing
is bringing expectations of a gen-
eral election in May or June. By
law, Prime Minister Winston
Churchill can wait until October,
1956. However recent developments
indicate this will not be the case.
Phillips Sends Letters
Thursday night, Morgan Phil-
lips, Labor party secretary wrote
to local Labor parties throughout
Britain saying that circumstances
might force the Conservatives to
seek a new mandate "at very short
The letter continued: ". . . the
Labor party machine must now
be mobilized to meet the challenge
of a quick election."
Since Churchill has declared'
earlier his unwillingness to lead
the party through another elec-
tion, the long-expected succession
of Sir Anthony Eden to the helm
is also imminent.
Periodicals Concerned
Both the Conservative "Econo-
mist" and the Socialist "New

-Daily-Dick Gaskill
YOUTH BUREAU--Sgt. George Simmons, in plainclothes, and
Officer Chester E. Carter, talk over some of the problems they
encounter as the Ann Arbor Police Department's Youth Bureau.

Barber Calls Fraternity Co-op
Buying Plan Success So Far

not really talks," he said, "I just
let them ask me questions."
Sgt. Simmons was well prepar-
ed for'the Youth Bureau when it
was set up last April. He had
taken an intensive week's train-
ing in juvenile police work at
Michigan State College. "And I
mean 'intensive,' " he said by way
of description.

Last summer he spent another
week of hard study at the Fred-
erick A. Mason Memorial Insti-
tute of St. Lawrence University in
Canton, New York, on the same
Officer Carter, too, has been ex-
posed to the rigors of the class-
room in studying police handling
of juveniles.

Statesman" and "Nation" devoted
important articles this week to
the coming election.
All three are saying the decision
to call an election is up to Eden.
According to the "Economist":
"hope is strong that Eden has
virtually decided that it must be
either May 26 or June 16." There
is further expectation that Chur-
chill will step down before Easter.
Expect Decision To Stick
Although Sir Winston has con-
tinued to fluctuate his opinion
concerning retirement, his present
decision is expected to stick. The
"New Statesman" has commented
that Churchill's supporters "have
combined to make it impossible
for him to change his mind."
Eden is Churchill's personal
choice for succession.
The Labor split, meanwhile,
shows no signs of closing. Party
Leader Clement Attlee, fearing the
coming election, personally moved
to give left-wing leader Aneurin
Bevan a reprieve, after an earlier
decision to drop the fiery Leftist
from the party.
The reprieve was passed, 14 to
13, but feeling is still tense.
Leading Critic of U.S.
Bevan has been the leading cri-
tic of United States foreign pol-
icy, and many party members feel
he has been overly aggressive in
his attacks on Labor party leader-
It- was especially his difference
with party policy concerning re-
arming West Germany and the use
of the hydrogen bomb which caus-
ed the 141-112 vote for expulsion
early last week.
Bevan thinks Britain should not
use the H-Bomb even against an
aggressor unless the enemy drops
one first. He was reported as say-
ing, after the expulsion vote, that
he would not ask for reinstate-
Wit Comments
Prof. Daniel Wit, British govern-
ment expert in the political sci-
ence department, says he sees a
possibility that Bevan might at-
tempt to gain control of the party
on the grounds that the vote re-
vealed lack of strong support.
Tribune, the Bevanite journal,
asked party members last week
"to fight the right wing move" in
the party, adding later that it
would insure "defeat of the Tor-
Attlee's action in providing re-
prieve, it is believed, may have
widened the breach between those
in the party who believe there is
room for a Bevan wing, and those
who do not.


SGC Handles Organization, Problems Deftly



(This is an interpretive article dis-
cussnig progress of the Student Gov-
ernment Council after its first three
Even some of the pessimists
have been impressed with Student
Government Council progress dur-
ing its first three meetings.
Although it is much too early
to make estimates of SGC's even-
tual success, the Council has mov-
ed quickly but carefully through
the lengthy agenda that greeted
the new student government when
it took office March 17.
Splicing decisions of immediate
campus problems with discussion
of its own problems of organiza-
tion, SGC has responded before
student audiences averaging about
20 students.
Lack of Repetition
The most impressive thing as one
observer said yesterday is lack of
repitition in discussions. "You
don't get the feeling representa-
tives are just getting up to hear
themselves talk," he added.
Administrative Secretary Ruth
Callahan though the small body
helped speed up discussions but
also gave credit to temporary
chairman Jack Baity, '55, for
keeping members always to the
SGC's most crucial immediate
Smith To Talk
At Law ?Dinner
Justice Talbot Smith will speak
at the annual Law School honors
banquet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in
the Union.
Citations and certificates will
be presented to outstanding stu-
dents in the school.
Among those honored will be
students who have been elected to
Order of the Coif, a society of the
top ten per cent of Law School
graduating classes.
Awards will also be given to the
student editorital board of The
Michigan Law Review.

problem is administrative organi-
Structure Propoised
HankBerliner, '56, proposed a
structure to SGC Wednesday. Af-
ser generally agreeing with the ba-
sic setup SGC sent the proposal to
committee for study.
The committee studying the
proposal is composed of Berliner,
Donna Netzer, '56, Daily Man-
aging Editor Gene Hartwig, '55,
Dick Good, '56A, and Janet Neary,
In sending the proposal to com-
mittee SGC reconmended defin-
ing composition of committees
proposed in the structure, making
provisions for appointing members
to the committees, and defining
to whom committees should be
In essense the proposed struc-
ture differs little from Student
Legislature's administrative set-
Three Standing Committees
Three standing committees, Pub-
lic Relations and Elections, Cam-
pus Affairs and Human and In-
ternational Welfare are suggested.
The latter combines SL's inter-
national and culture and education'
committees, while the other two
groups existed under SL.
Adding the elections committee
to Public Relations is an inno-
vation since elections were always
.onducted under a special commit-
tee during SL days.
The* administrative wing as-
sumes new importance under SGC.
Because the Council has only 11
elected members no more than
three members of the elected body
will be able to serve on each com-
Netzer Suggests 15 to 20
Miss Netzer suggested Wednes-
day that at least 15 to 20 people
are needed on each committee to
function properly.

Student Legislature committees
were split nearly even between ad-
ministrative wing members and
elected members.
The administrative wing per-
centage will increase greatly un-
der SGC.
Although chairmen of the com-
mittees will be elected members,
administrative wing help is needed
to carry on research necessary for
committee projects.
Administrative Work Voluntary
Administrative wing work is vol-
untary. Experience with the wing
give students background for
possibly going into the elected end
of student government later.
A special .nominating and in-
terviewing committee to fill va-
cancies on committees, appoint
special representatives when sit-
uations arise, and to name chair-
men for subordinate groups (Cin-
ema Guild Board, Student Book
Exchange if SGC decides to retain
it,) has been established.
Under the proposed plan the
'committees' recommendations will
be subject to approval of SGC.
Three Officers
According to the SGC proposal
approved by the Regents only a
Grateful Grads!
College graduates -- at least
those employed by one corpor-
ation-give an average of $17.-
85 annually to their alma mat-
A survey conducted among
16,148 college graduate employ-
es of General Electric showed
that 45.5 percent gave a total
of 15,776 contributions to col-
leges between 1952 and 1954.
Number and amount of the
gifts to colleges, is on the up-

president, vice-president and'
treasurer are indicated as officers.
However as interpreted Friday
by Hartwig, SGC can take neces-
sary action which may contravene
the proposal. "The proposal is not
a constitution in a strictly legal
sense," he said.
Final report from the commit-
tee and approval from SGC, ex-
pected to come shortly after spring
vacation, will remove a big stumb-
ling block to SOC's early progress.
Members confidently hope most
organizational work can be com-
pleted before the present semester
ends. The body wants to start
work on pressing campus prob-
During Wednesday's members
time, speakers began indicating
anxiety to start attacking real is-
sues and problems. At the present
pace SGC should be using its
"power" soon.
To Hear Olson
About 270 faculty and admin-
istrative officers will participate
in a Junior College-University of
Michigan Conference beginning at
10 a.m. tomorrow in the Rackham
Under the auspices of the Uni-
versity Committee on College Re-
lations, the conference will feature
as speaker Dean Willard C. Ol-
son of the School of Education. He
will speak on "What Research
Shows about Individual Differ-
A panel discussion centered
around the same topic will follow
with S. V. Martorana, dean of
General College and Pre-Profes-
sional Division, Ferris Institute
acting as chairman.

"Co-operative food buying's first
trial period has been a success,"
Interfraternity Council's purchas-
ing committee chairman Mike
Barber, '57, said yesterday.
With 30 fraternities buying
orange juice and canned corn co-
operatively this month, the total
order of $400 represented about
$35 less than the price usually paid'
by fraternities buying the pro-
ducts individually.
Under the plan, still in its early
stages, fraternities collectively or-
der their food needs, with each
house having the option of buying
whatever quality and quantity of
food they need. Savings come
through the large orders which are
Ten Per Cent Saved
So far during the trial period,
low bids on all brands of the two
products now being purchased
have averaged 10 per cent lower
than high bids on the same pro-
ducts, Barber said.
Continuing, the purchasing com-
mittee chairman said the plan is
doing far better at this stage than
it did at Penn State and Ohio
State universities. Fraternities in
the two schools now have one of
the best co-operative buying pro-

grams in the country, Barber said.
Local wholesalers are competing
keenly for the business, he con-
Alumni To Be Chosen
Still to be chosen to sit with the
plan's permanent board of trus-
tees are five alumni. Three alumni
are now with the provisional
board, two being connected with
food buying and one with per-
Besides the five alumni, the per-
manent purchasing committee will
include IF C's executive vice-presi-
dent, a representative of the Dean
of Men's office and the president,
secretary and two other members
of the fraternity stewards council.
During the second trial period
starting May 1 grapefruit and
orange juices, peas and corn will
be purchased. Barber said sev-
eral fraternities already have plac-
ed orders for next month's pur-
At least one semester will be re-
quired before the co-operative buy-
ing plan will branch out from can-
ned foods, Barber commented. In
the future, expansion into all
foods, a warehouse to keep food,
household goods and services will
probably follow from the start of
the plan.

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