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FRIDAY, Y 6, ,1955


-Daily-Sam Ching
POGO POSES-The little fellow is placed carefully atop a cow's
back, where it is hoped he will stay for at least a few days.
Homemade Mobiles Swing
free from Campus Ceilings

New Co-op
For Women
May Open
If 30 determined women have
their way, there will be a new
Inter-Cooperative Council house
on campus next fall.
Most of the women have let
their dormitory or league house
contracts lapse to apply for places
in ICC housing. They were strand-
ed when a large waiting list could
not be absorbed by the existing
women's houses, Lester and Stev-
Faced with the possibility of
temporary housing accommoda-
tions in the fall since they would
be placed at the end of the list of
incoming freshmen, the coeds or-
ganized. Representatives of the
displaced women attended the ICC
Banquet April 28 to ask backing
for the creation of a new coop.
Overflow Due to Dorm Raise?
Retiring ICC president Stefan
Vail, Grad., asserted the overflow
of applications may be connected
with the $50 raise in dormitory
costs and more crowded condi-
tions. "It might have something
to do with the booklet we put out
this year emphasizing self-deter-
mination and being dealt with as
an adult."
The quantity of applications and
the enthusiasm of the girls sur-
prised the ICC, Vail remarked.
Looking for a House
Meeting with present members
of the ICC at Owen House last Sat-
urday, the coeds discussed finding
and financing a house. Through-
out the week, a committee of the
girls and interested coopers troup-
ed through five houses up for sale.
"The men look at the wiring, the
roof, the fire escapes. We look at
the size of the closets, "Laura Wal-
lace, '57, secretary of the group,
one of the problems facing the
girls is finding a house big enough
to hold them. Present women's
coops each house 17 students.
Their other worry is raising ap-
proximately $8,000 for a down pay-
ment. Loans to the ICC will be
accepted from anyone interested,
Vail said.
"W e 'r e working desperately
against time," Helen Laaksonen,
'57, stressed. "We've got to have
the money and the house before
the semester ends.

Who rubs shoulders with whom
on student book shelves?
In one South Quad room, Rus-
sian novelist Ivan Turgenev and
Swedish playwrite Henrik Ibsen
stand on either side of science-fic-
tionist Robert Heinlein.
The grinning face of Mika Wal-
tari's Adventurer rubs noses with
a scowling Friederich Nietzsche.
Wide Range in Taste
Literary appetites of University
students range from the omnivor-
ous to the non-existent. Some read
as many as four novels a week,
while others read four a year..
"I read anything with an ap-
pealing cover," said one fiery-
eyed South Quadder. He swatted
his khaki-clad knee with a paper-
back novel. Something voluptuous
writhed below its title.
"You'd be surprised how much
real literature hides behind pock-
et-book covers," said the swatter's
roommate. "Fakes my roomie out
sometimes. He doesn't like liter-
The sweater grunted and turned
another page. He was engrossed.
In the next room, surrounded by
a veritable wall of print, lived a
true omnivore.
Spillane and Aristophanes
On his shelf stood Leo Tolstoy,
Ernest Hemingway, Plato, James
Joyce, Mickey Spillane, Herman
Wouk, Rainer Maria Rilke, Zane
Grey and Aristophanes.
"I read this stuff by the ton,"
he said. A look of sadness came
over his face. "It makes no im-
pression. SometimesmIksee myself
as a huge literary garbage dispos-
al unit."
"One thing I liked, though," he
grinned. Turning, he plucked a
worn copy of Joyce's Ulysses from
the line-up. "It was so sort of
homey," he said.
Tarzan Club
Taylor House in South Quad
boasts what is perhaps the only
Tarzan literary club on campus.
Its three members claim to have
read more Tarzan books "than
virtually anyone.,
"Edgar Rice Burroughs is a hard
writer to keep up with," the club's
leading authority, a lean, hard-
bitten engineering student said.
"I've read at least 20 Tarzan books

Students' Shelves Hold Varied Literature

Campus Calendar
University President Harlan H. ton, D.C. will speak on "The Rocky
Hatcher will hold a news confer- Road to Truth" at 3 p.m. in Audi-
ence at 10 a.m. today in the Re- torium B, Angell Hall on Tues-
gent's Conference Room to discuss day, May 10, and Edward Lamb of
plans for the cultural activities Toledo, owner of radio and tele-
during Michigan Week, to be held vision stations, will discuss "Free-
from May 15 through May 21. dom of the Air" at 3 p.m. Wed-
President Hatcher is chairman nesday in Auditorium A, Angell
of the Cultural Activities Board Hall.
for Michigan Week. Also present
will be Assistant to the President An analysis of "The Changing
Erich A. Walter and several mem- Consumer" is planned at a one-
bers of the Cultural Materials day advertising conference to be
Committee. held here next Friday, May 13.
* * * The program is designed to
Students from six mid-western deepen the understanding of sig-
colleges will converge on the Uni- nificant sociological changes af-
versity tomorrow for a mathe- fecting Americans as consumers.
matics conference. Social scientists and advertising
After meeting at 8:30'a.m. in practitioners will develop the
Rackham amphitheatre they will theme of the conference in a ser-
convene to hear six student talks ies of speeches and panels.
at Mason Hall. During the after-
noon Prof. Raoul Bott and Prof. Joint Judie Council petitions
Jack McLaughlin both of the are now available for five posi-
mathematics department will de- tions.
liver lectures in Rackham. The petitions may be obtained
Orgaizedby Fank ebci, fat 1020 Administration Bldg. and
Organized by Frank Sebcik, 'S7,Iare due there by 1 p.m. Friday,
the conference will be attended by May 13
students from Michigan State, The five positions are for a
Ohio State, Notre Dame, Wayne term of one year each. Students
University, University of Toledo with no less than 60 credit hours
and Michigan State Normal. are eligible.
* .* * _______
University of Michigan students, e
Robert Carneiro and Gertrude
Dole, will tell about their seven
month visit with the Kuikuru In-T Visit
dians of Central Brazil on Michi-
gan Report, at 5:15 tomorrow over
WWJ-TV, Detroit. Final preparations are being
* * * made for the arrival of Thailand's
Songs, dances, costumes and prime minister, His Excellency
other examples of Ukranian cul- Field Marshal P. Pibulsonggram,
ture will be presented by the Uni- tomorrow.
versity of Michigan Ukranian Club Part of the Prime Minister's
on Understanding Our .World, at purpose is to observe peaceful work
noon tomorrow over WOOD-TV of the Atomic Energy Commission.
in Grand 'Rapids. He is due to arrive at the new
The Ukranian Club, part of the Phoenix Memorial Laboratory on
University's International Center, North Campus at 10 a.m.
devotes its time to preserving the The Phoenix tour will be fol-
culture of Ukranian ethnic groups lowed by a reception at the Clem-
in the United States. ents Library open only to invited
* * * guests. The prime minister will
"The Rocky Road to Truth" and meet 33 University students from
"Freedom of the Air" will be con- Thailand as well as Regents, ad-
sidered next Tuesday and Wed- ministrative officers and deans.
nesday, at two University of Mich- University President Harlan
igan lectures sponsored by the Hatcher will be host at a luncheon
journalism department. in the Union, after which Prime
Sigrid Arne, special writer for Minister Pibulsonggram will leave
the Associated Press in Washing- for Willow Run Airport.
--- 'Save at Campus Bike -

--Daily--Sam Ching
VARIETY--A South Quad Resident pours over a novel before
his variously lined book shelf. A representative literary omnivore,
he reads anything from Spillane to Spinoza. As he puts it, I can
take it or leave it alone.


Weird wire constructions, some
of which would amaze the College
of Architecture and Design, swing
from the ceilings in residence
They're homemade mobiles.
Somey of them depict Pogo sur-
rounded by various and sundry in-
habitants o f , t h e Okefenoke
Swamp. Others, carefully cut from
cereal boxes, are one-eyed pirates
strung up on lamp-arms. A few,
more conscientiously arranged by
aesthetic-minded students, are ab-
stract expressions of anything
from love to "pure mood."
Promote Activities
In Mason Hall lobby there is al-'
most always one of these crea-
tions, designed to promote a cam-
pus activity. They are usually col-j
orful jobs, carefully lettered and
strategically placed. They rival the
best in dorm decorations.
In one, coed's room, dismember-
ed hands and eyes float slowly in
the summer breeze, a mute testi-
mony of devotion to Salvador
A Trifle Unsteady
One woman, proud possessor of
a Pogo-mobile, says she has the
constant trouble of keeping the
little characters sitting on the
wire. "They have the habit of
falling off at the slightest touch
or gust of wind," she says sadly.
These Pogo-mobiles are perhaps
the most colorful of the decora-
Cowden Describes
Writing Instruction
What is taught in a creative
writing course?
Prof. Roy W. Cowden, professor
emeritus of English, answers this
question in an article, "Teaching
Creative Writing," in the current
issue of the Atlantic.
Prof. Cowden has taught at the
University since 1909. For twenty
years he was director of the Av-
ery Hopwood Awards, annual
pries for student productions in
poetry, fiction, essay and the dra-
"I help the student to see in a
given attempt what it is he wishes
to write about and to help him to
discover and reveal to his reader
the writer lying concealed in him-
self," Prof. Cowden said.
"To help the student to discov-
er himself and his own thought,
to help him put down on paper
and recognize his own private vi-
sion of a meaning, is to me suf-
ficient justification for the teacher
of creative writing."

tions, both in subject and interest.
Pogo sits atop a cow who is bliss-
fully jumping over the moon while
Churchy La Femme and ' Albert
Alligator look on in envy. Other
inhabitants are precariously bal-
anced at varied points in the scene.
Eisy To Make
According to most of the coeds,
mobiles are fairly easy to make. A
little string, wire, and bits of pa-
per can be coerced into depicting
almost anything imaginable. Of
course, the operation takes a little
imagination and a lot of time.
The coed with the pesky Pogo
added, "Sometimes it won't stay
up. I have it scotch -taped to the
ceiling, and every so often the tape
"It can be a traumatic shock to
wake up in the morning and find
that you've acquired a porcupine
and a couple of bats as bedfel-
Debate Society
To Convene
The National Convention of Sig-
ma Rho Tau, Engineering Speak-
ing Society, will be held tomorrow
at the Detroit Institute of Tech-
nology tomorrow.
The meeting will open at 11 a.m.
with a luncheon, followed bylfour
speaking contests, which include
the topics, "Impromtu Speeches,"
"Project Talks," "Hall of Fame
Speeches" an d "Raconteuring
Alpha Chapter of Sigma Rho
Tau, located on the University
campus, will be represented by
eight men competing against three
other chapters 'of the society.
The winner of each of the four
categories will be awarded a silver
stump, a metal replica of a tree
stump, the symbol of the society.
The second prize will be a banded
wooden gavel--symbol of oratori-
cal proficiency.
In addition, the convention will
be highlighted by the presentation
of "The Little Man," a statue
awarded annually to the chapter
having compiled the greatest num-
ber of points in inter-chapter
speeches and debates and in the
convention contests.
The awards will be presented at
a banquet to be held tomorrow
Prof. R. D. Brackett, national
advisor to Sigma Rho Tau, and a
member of the Engineering Eng-
lish Department has been respon-
sible for the arrangements for the

and I understand there are at
least that many more to be had."
Why do they like Tarzan so
'Ape-Man Mirror'
"We feel the ape-man is a sort
of mirror held up to the eyes of
society," the authority comment-
ed. "He reflects the ideals of no-
bility, courage, selflessness and
justice on a world which practices
not what it preaches."
A tall, broad-skulled youth
strode into the room. He had heard
some talk of books and readingl
habits, and had come in to deliver'
his opinion.
"I, for one," he spat, "have never
read a novel which wasn't required
for some course." He stared bel-

"That fellow will go places,'
said one of the Tarzanites, ges-
turing vulgarly at the now empty'
rectangle of door.
"Question is, can he kill a lion'
with a knife?" The literary club'
laughed, and the laughter changed
subtly in sound to the victory cry
of the bull-ape.
It echoed hollowly in the corri-
Block '
Sub-committee chairmen for
this year's Block 'M' activities
have been announced.
Those appointed were Ron
Shorr, '58, operations; Mary
Beth Godroy, '56SM, member-
ship; Carolyn Fisher, '58A, de-
sign; Fargaret Galdonyl, pub-
licity; Fred Schatz, '57, facili-
ties; and Jo Ann Karch, '57,
public relations.

No Use for Books
"I have no use for books,"
snarled. "I'm a doer." Turning
his heel, he stepped boldly out
the room.



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(Continued from Page 4)
Wesleyan Guild. Fri., May 6. Meet at
the church at 7:30 p.m. to go to the
I.M. Building for recreation.
Coming Events
Undergraduate Mathematics Club,
tentative program for the Midwest Col-
lege Undergraduate Mathematics Con-
ference of 1955, to be held Sat., May 7.
8:30 a.m. Registration in. the Rackham
Building lobby. 9:00 aan-12:Om Stu-
dent lecturesinMason Hall. 2:00 p.m.
Asst. Prof. Raoul Bott will speak in
Rackhdm Amphitheater. 3:30 p.m. Asst.
Prof. Jack McLaughlin will speak in
the Rackham Amphitheater.
Workcamp to be held in Ypsilanti on
week-end, May 13-15. More information
at Ext. 2851.
Bible seminars sponsored by the
westminster Student Fellowship in
Room 217 of the Presbyterian Student
Center, Sun., Mgy 8, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m.

for that
Hair Style
1 8a
715 North University
Fordham University
Member of Assn. of American Law
Three-Year Day Course
Four-Year, Evening Course
Matriculants must be College grad-
uates and present full transcript of
College record
Orientation lectures--incoming
students Sept. 8 and 9
Classes Begin Sept. 12, 1955
For further information address
302 Broadway, New York 7, N.Y.

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