ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1955
Gain Recognition at Convocation
To coincide with the Honors Convocation today, The Z
compiled for the third consecutive year a special Honors
ment to further honor students who have achieved recogn
academic scholarship and participation in extra-curricula
Time and work goes into achieving these honors,i
which are never publicized. Many clubs and organizations c
exist without the work done by leaders in the groups.
With this thought in mind, The Daily congratulates
Excelling academic and group work contribute to the
tion of a University as a fine example of an educational in
Michigan can boast of a fine and upstanding group of stud
have made the University known far and wide for its highs
standing and educational opportunity.
Service and scholarship are the attributes that these
students offer to their school. They bring to their fellowP
and future members of the University, a more complete w
The achievements of these students are a tribute tof
versity and the student body as a whole.
Compiling Honors Lih
Requires Hours of W (
HILL AUDITORIUM-Center of concerts and lectures, Hill will be the scene of the Honors Con-
vocation today. Students will be honored for excelling in academic or extra-curricular work.
COMBINES SL AND SAC:
SGC Replaces SL as Governing Body
Y By DAVE BAADj
Creation of the new Student
Government Council to replace
Student Legislature highlighted
student government operations at
the University in 1954-1955.
Although the change actually
took place March 16 when stu-
dents elected the first SGC, a good
part of Cie year was consumed
effecting the transition.
Fromeback inSeptember when
the Regents decided to delay de-
cision on the Council plan to the
present time, student government
interest has concentrated on the
new Regental recognized group.
Combines SL and SAC
Consisting of 11 elected mem-
bers and seven ex-officios, SGC
combines the powers of SL and
Student Affairs Committee.
The Council has power to ree-
f ognize new campus organizations,
approve student-sponsored activi-
ties, make eligibility rules for non-
athletic activities above the mini-
mum grade point average, dele-
gate student activities, originate
student projects and express stu-
SGC will also appoint Joint
Judiciary Council members, rep-
resentatives to joint student-fac-
ulty committees, administer fi-
nances designed for its own use
and from time to time authorize
campus forums for purposes of
discussing campus issues.
Berliner First President
Hank Berliner, '56, was elected3
SGC's first president at the meet-
ing March 30. Other two executive
committee members include Vice-
President Donna Netzer, '56, and
Treasurer Dick Good, '56A&D.
Roger A. Andersen, '56E, and
Mrs. Claudia Moore Smith, '56Ed.,
will be next year's representatives
on the Honors Convocation Com-
mittee, according to the Office of
Andersen, a member of Phi
Gamma Delta, was in the honors
convocation last year. He is a
member of the American Society
of Tool Engineers.
A Muskegon native, Andersen
At the next meeting the Coun-
cil organized an administrative
structure somewhat similar to that
existing under the Legislature.
Three standing committees,
Campus Affairs, Public Relations
and Elections, and Human and In-
ternational Welfare have been es-
tablished to handle various SGC
problems and projects.
Because of SGC's limited elect-
ed membership a majority of com-
mittee positions will be filled by
members of the Council's new
Although the Wing is not yet
actually in operation, Coordinator
Sandy Hoffman, '56, was greeted
by more than 100 people at the
first Wing tryout meeting April 27.
Present plans call for about 60
students to serve on the Wing,
Ruth Callahan has been ap-
pointed to act as administrative
secretary of the Council. In the
absence of an elected secretary
from SGC, she will take care of
secretarial duties for the new stu-
Student Legislature carried on
student government activities un-
til its final meeting March 8.
Spending most of its final weeks
transferring functions to SGC, SL
was guided by President Ned Si-
mon, '55. Before Simon's election
to the presidency in December,
Steve Jelin, '55, presided over the
Accumulating a $6,000 surplus
during its last two years SL took
four lengthy meetings in late Feb-
ruary and early March distribut-
ing the money.
Although in existence only two
months, SGC members have am-
bitious plans for the future..
Members have announced plans
for action on present eligibility
rules for freshmen in activities,
the present bucket drive situation
and a scholarship for students in
Already SGC has arranged for
a committee to study the present
driving ban situation.
The committee consisting of
members of the administration,
students, faculty members and re-
presentatives of the city, will re-
Harlan H. Hatcher and the Re-
gents for consideration.
Present elected members of Stu-
dent Government Council include:
William J. Adams, '57
Henry Berliner, '56
$ill Diamond, '56E
Richard Good, '56A
Robert Leacock, '57
Janet Neary, '58
Donna Netzer, '56
Tom Sawyer, '57
Joel Tauber, '57
Ed Velden, '56E
Assembly President, Jeanette
Daily Managing Editor-elect,
Dave Baad, '56
Inter-House Council President,
Tom Bleha, '56
Interfraternity Council Presi-
dent, Bob Weinbaum, '56
Teague President, Hazel Frank,
Panhellenic President, Deborah
Union President, Todd Lief, '56
FOR SPARE TIME:
Officials literally have to work
from A to Z when compiling lists
for an Honors Convocation.'
Those honored show up at Hill
Auditorium to hear the address
and receive the awards but prob-
ably do not realize that their name
has been typed and retyped on
Students have to work to get
grades and honors but it is the
Recorder's Office, more specifically.
Miss Doris Clevenger, who compiles
Her office is also in charge of
sending invitations to the honored
students and their families.
Announcement of those honored
are sent to University News Service
which informs home town papers
of the distinction.
All Michigan high schools and
junior colleges are informed of
alumni who have received honors.
Assistant to the President Erich
Walter, heads a group of faculty
and administration members who
are in charge of passing on re-
quirements for students to be hon-
ored and also picking the speaker
for the convocation.
Lists Given to Daily
After all the academic lists are
compiled they .re sent to the Stu-
dent Publications Building for in-
clusion in the Daily Honors Sup-
Daily staff members compile ally
the academic and extra curricular
honor lists for the supplement.
The supplement includes photo-
graphs of the campus and past
convocations and short articles on
the year's activities of many or-
In addition to the cor
and supplement Preside
Mrs. Harlan H. Hatcher
a tea in their home for al
Order of Exercise
President Harlan Ha
Prelude-Offertoire sur i
The Star-Spangled Bann
Presentation of Senior Bo
uilty Award--Robert I
Presentation of Honor S
Erich A. Walter, assista
Convocation Address: "
University?" - Harol
President of Princeton
The Yellow and Blue-
Robert Noehren at the
In keeping with a th
tradition, President an
Harlan H. Hatcher wil
tea at their home to
The tea will be held .
or students, their fami
guests from 3 to 5 p.
r activi-U' Students
could not Close to 200 University students
have managed to hold their
students Regent-Alumni Scholarships for
eight semesters or more.
recogni- Paying full tuition, the scholar-
stitution. ships are awarded to deserving
ents who students living in the state and
academic maintained as long as the student
holds approximately a B minus
Following is a list of students
students, who have held these scholarships
nd well- for at least eight semesters:
Terence Edward Adderley; Jean
the Uni- Mary Opiola, Ed; Richard Verl
Annable, E: George H. Aster, A&D:
Robertson James Augustine: Wal-!
ter M. Baird: Anna Marie Band-
s Ms ler; James Webster Bauer, A&D;
Iys Glen David Bearss; Sue Eleanor
Beebe; Donald James Bergsma,
A&D: Theodore Allen Betts, E;
OT Marcia Elinor Boothe: John Ed-
ward Brand; Ben George Bray, E;
Richard Lee Brehm; Carolee Jean
lent and Betty Lou Brown; Loretta Ber-
will hold nice; Robert Lee Brown, A&D;
I students Patricia Ann Bubel; Gregory Louis
Burhans: Neil Judson Call; Anne
-- Campbell. E; Donald John Camp-
bell; Oliver Everett Campbell;
0n Edna Pauline Carlson; Ronald
Jean Cayo; Robert Baden Clard,
E; Henry'Robert Cloots, IE; Carley
II Louise Conrad, E; Mary Eliza-
oeth Cooper; Andrew Cosgarea,
es i E; Clair Edward Cox II; Marilyn
ther Elliott Crandall; Jean Marie Craw-
ford; Betty Joan Cross; Priscilla
es Grand DeForest; Richard M. DeLong, E.
rin ISally Demaria, Ed.; Shirlee
aer-Aud- Reva Diamond; Robert Kenneth
Dombrowski; Carol Susan Drake,
SM: Shirley Durance; James'
oard Fac- Richard Easley; James B. Evans,
ombr ow- .; Carol Lee Fischer; Mary Sue
Fleming: Carol Margaret Foote;
tudents--- Frederick William Foss; William
ant to the Lee Fox: Charles Elmer Franti,'
Ed.; Emery Edward George; Ward
What Is a Douglas Geoty, E; William Walter
Id Dodds, Graessley, E; David Louis Green,,
a Univer- SM.
Barbara Rose Hagen. SM; Rob-
Audience ert Marvin Halleen, E; Barbara'
uiCuAnn Hansen; Mary Anne Hassler;
ui5 Coup- Frances Elaine, SM; Thomas
Fredric Higby; Lois Grace Hoe-
organ necke; Martha Jean Johnson;
Thomas Henry Johnson; Allen
Martin Jokela; Nancy Elaine
Jones: Carol Kenney, SM; Rob-
[ ert Virgel Kirchen; Donald Lee
Kirkpatrick, E; George Albert
ree- yar Kling; Leslie Laverne Knowlton;
s hold a Daniel Eugene Kornacki, Ph;
)day. Harvey Walter Krage Jr., E.
yor hon- Anton Kranner Jr.; Alice Mary
flies and Kretzschmar; Paul Krueger, A&D;
m. Anne Patterson Lampmann;i
See 'U', Page 5
Harold W. Dodds
Will Deliver Talk
Prince lou President rTo Addriess
Gatliering on 'What Is a Uiversity?"
President Harold W. Dodds. the 50th president of Princeton Uni-
versity, will be main speaker on May 13 at the annual Honors Con-
The University's 32nd Convocation will be held at 11 a.m. in
Hill Auditorium to honor students with averages of 3.5 or better. Stu-
dents with special awards on the basis of outstanding work in par-
ticular fields will also be honored.
An educator, for most of his life, President Dodds has been active
in public as well as academic affairs. His list of achievements range
from membership in the American Philosophical Society to advisory
work for the government.
What is a University?
The subject of his talk will be "What is a University?" Presi-
dent Dodds was chosen by the Honors Convocation Committee,
-* 'Ochaired by Assistant to the Presi-
Extra-Curricular Activities Cover Many Interests
Following is a list of University
student organizations and their
leaders for the 1954-55 school year.
Where two names are given, the
first person was president for the
fall semester only.
ACOLYTES - John R. Carnes,
ALPHA PHI OMEGA-Sherwin
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCI-
ETY-David S. Wulfman, '56.
AMERICAN FOUNDRYMAN 'S
SOCIETY-Floyd Smith, '56E.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF
ARCHITECTS - Arthur Opper-
mann, Jr., '55A&D.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE O F
CHEMICAL ENGINEERS - Keith
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIV-
IL ENGINEERS-James P. Rien-
stra, '55E; Constantin V. Micuda,
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ME-
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF
ert Bacon, '55E; Douglas B. Bai-
CHESS CLUB - John L. Pen-
CHINESE STUDENTS CLUB-
Hawai-Kai Hsi, Grad.; Pai Kai
CHRISTIAN MEDICAL SOCIE-
TY-Roger Thorpe, '56SM.
COMMON SENSE PARTY -
Leah Marks, '55L.
DEBATE TEAM - Marvin L.
DEUTSCHER VEREIN - Albert
EDUCATION SCHOOL COUN-
vid Davies, '55E.
ENGINEERING HONOR COUN-
CIL - Anne Campbell, '55E Rob-
ert H. Ilgenfritz, '56E.
EPISCOPAL STUDENT FOUN-
DATION - John F. Smith, '56.
EUROPEAN CLUB - John A.
FORESTERS' CLUB - Mike
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HAROLD W. DODDS
Yost Honor Awards for 1954-55'
were awarded to seventeen Mich-
igan athletes at a banquet, April
13, in the Union.
The awards are given annually
to "junior and senior students
. . . who were outstanding for
their moral character and good
fellowship, scholastic ability, in-
tellectual capacity and achieve-
ment, physical apility and vigor,
and who showed real promise of
leadership and success."
Dean of Students Walter $.
Rea presided at the affair, and
Prof. Arthur E. R. Boak, acting
chairman of the History Depart-
ment, presented the honors.
James H. Walters, one of the
award winners, spoke on behalf of
the recipients, and Mrs. Fielding
H. Yost, widow of the former
Michigan football coach and ath-
letic director, said a few words.'
Then H. O. Crisler, present ath-
letic director, addressed the group.
The history of the awards dates
back to 1940. In October of that
year the committee in charge of
the testimonial dinner commem-
orating Fielding H. Yost's fortieth
year of service to the University
submitted to the Board of Regents
a plan for honor awards.
In November of that year the
plan for the Fielding H. Yost
Honor Awards was accepted by
the Board of Regents, and a com-
mittee of five was commissioned
to select the recipients.
Three of this year's winners re-
ceived awards last year: Walters,
Dan Cline and Al Mann. All recip-
ients are seniors, save juniors Bob
Appleman, John McMahon and
Following is the complete list:
Robert Miller Appleman, '56
James Vilas Bates, '55Ed.
John Daniel Cline, 55
dent Erich A. Walter.
The committee also includes
Dean of the literary college
Charles E. Odegaard, Registrar
Edward G. Groesbeck, Dean of
the School of Natural Resources
Stanley G. Fontana and Director
of the School of Nursing Rhoda
John C. Baity, '55, and Anne K.
Campbell. '55E, are the two stu-
dent members of the Convocation
Holds23 Honorary Degrees
President Dodds holds 23 hon-
orary degrees in addition to his
academic career. He received his
bachelor's degree from Grove City
College, Pa. in 1909 and his M as-
ter of Arts from Princeton in1.
He earned a doctorate in political
science from the University of
IPennsylvania in 1917.
His association with liberal edu.
cation hasbeen a long one. He
served on the faculties of Purdue,
Western Reserve Pennsylvania
and New York Universities and
In 1925 President Dodds was
called to Princeton to teach mu-
nicipal government and public ad-
ministration. Eight years later he
was appointed president - nine
days before his 44th birthday. He
was the youngest man to be cho-
sen for the office in 175 years.
Education Teaches Habits
Speaking of liberal education,
President Dodds has said that it is
"education for use, not so much
for the specific information it
gives students, but because, in
general, it teaches those habits of
thought and analysis which per-'
mits students to absorb . . , new
knowledge and apply it with
The Phi Beta Kappa graduate is
a native of Pennsylvania, born in
Utica, Pa. His father was a Pres-
byterian minister whose teaching
career spanned half a century.
President Dodds' career has also
placed emphasis on public service.
He has been a member of several
State Department advisory com-
mittees and has done consultant
work for South American coun
tries. At one time he had the repu-
tation of "best known North
American in South America."
Advocated Universal Military
A member of former President
Harry S. Truman's Advisory Com-
mission on Military Training,
President Dodds has consistently
advocated universal milit a r y
He was president of the Associ-
ation of American Universities in
1953. It was during this term that
the AAU released a statement on
"The Rights and Responsibilities
of Universities and Their Facul-
A director of the Prudential In-
surance Company of America,
President Dodds has also been as-
sociated with the Rockefeller
Foundation, the General Educa-
tion Board, the Carnegie Founda-
tion for Advancement of Teaching
and Brookings Institute.
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