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Secretary Worked On European Radio

When Elizabeth Flum began
work with Radio Free Europe in
1950 there were 25 people working
with her. When she left for the
United States at the end of last
year, there were over 1,400 other
workers she left behind.
Miss Plum is now serving as a
secretary in the Department of
"You can say I'm very happy to
be back in the United States," the
Swiss-born secretary explained.
"The people are different in this
country somehow. It's the free
relationships" which don't exist so
strongly in Europe.
Ann Arbor Jump
She said the jump from Europe
to Ann Arbor was much easier
than if she had come to settle in
New York.
"The town very much dppealed
to me," she said.
Miss Plum is a quiet, gentle
woman whose ricl4 voice is marked
by a trace of an accent.
"She speaks French and German
fluently besides English and is able
to read Italian. This was important
in her work with the Radio Free
Private Agency
Radio Free Europe, she contin-
ued, is a privately owned agency
for piercing the Iron Curtain, as
contrasted with the government
operate Voice of America. The
strength of RFE, she said, can be
indicated, by the relentless at-
tempts of the Communists to jam
their broadcasts.
"The jamming can be overcome,"
she said.
"The news is only given as facts,"
Miss Flum noted, tapping her hand
lightly on the desk to emphasize
her words. "We try to broadcast
encouragement to captive nations,
letting them know there are pow-
erful nations in the West."
She began her work with RFE
as executive secretary to the Di-
rector of the Information Depart-
men in Munich, Germany.

-Daily-Peter Song
BETTY FLUM-Broadcasted on Radio Free Europe.

"Then in 1954, I began working
in something completely new. I
was Research Coordination Assist-
ant." Her work consisted of gath-
ering Western research material
to broadcast to East Europe.
Her length of work with Radio
Free Europe, five years, three
months, is exceded by only one
other person.
New York
Before her work in Europe she
had lived in New York City. She
had a business career there, work-
ing with banks and financial insti-
She also has a great variety of
other interests.
"I draw a little. I design a little,"
she said.
"Sometimes I do a little black
and white work-Just say I love
art. I was in a few group exhibi-
tions at the New York Public Li-
She also expressed deep interest
in music.

SGC Commences Planning
For All Campus Fund Drive

She has traveled throughout
Europe. Besides her native Switz-
erland, she has seen Germany,
Italy, Austria, France, Denmark
and Holland. Out of the countries
she has seen, she feels closest to
the United States.
Concerning Europe, she said,
"Whlie it has much appeal, the
horizons of the ordinary people
are too narrow. They just aren't
as broad as they are here.
"The people don't get around
like the Americans do. Here I can
travel from N6w York to Ann
Arbor and not even show a pass-
Less Travel
In European countries, she said,
there is less travel than here.
"All the while I was in Germany,
there was the wonderful feeling
that I could go back."
She strongly denied the wide-
spread belief that there is too
much conformity in America.
"That's not really so," she said.
"The American is very friendly
and receives a foreigner with no
judgement. This is the country of
'Live and Let Live."'
TU' Graduates
Win Contest
Eugene J. Hochman, of 3860
Monroe St., Toledo, Ohio, and
George W. Holmes, of Dublin, Ire-
land, a graduate student at the
University of Michigan, have been
announced winners of $1,000 and
$500 prizes, respectively, in the
annual Broomfield essay award
contest at The University of Mich-
Open to students and alumni
of the University, the contest was
established by the late Archibald
Broomfield, of Detroit, who gradu-
ated from the U-M Law School
in 192. Its subject this year was
"The Impact upon Our Civil Lib-
erties of "Our Post-War Struggle
with Communism."

Auto Deaths
Mounting Says
Safety Council
American motorists and pedes-
trians will share the responsibility
for 53,000 deaths in 1966, accord-
ing to the National Safety Council
in a forecast recently published.
The annual traffic death toll
will reach these proportions in ten
years "unless some genius manages
to pull down the prevailing rate
by getting to these drivers with a
safety sales talk that is more
convincing than anything thought
up so far," said the NSC.
According to the forecast, 90
million drivers will be driving 83
million automobiles, 20 million
more than now exist, a total of
about 825 billion miles a year.
Cut Down Slaughter
As a part of the National Safety
Council's constant efforts to slow
this ever-increasing rate, they have
called for a seven-point plan de-
signed to cut down the slaughter
on the nation's roads and expedite
the nation's traffic.
The public must be convinced
that traffic safety must begin with
the individual, but, in addition,
the individual must actively par-
ticipate in a general community
and national effort to effect this{
individual responsibility.
Communities should be compar-
ed with a national standard, so
that its specific objectives are more
clearly realized.
New Highways
Modern safe "accident-resistant"
highways must be built-as many
and as soon as possible, regardless
of methods of finance.
Uniform vehicle laws must be1
legislated through the swamp of:
red tape, public apathy, and legis-
lative inertia.
Make driver education, both
classroom and behind-the-wheel,
required courses in every high
Weed Out
Toughen drivers license qualifi-
cations to weed out the physically,t
mentally, and emotionally unfit.
"Back traffic courts to the limit"
to show drivers and pedestriansE
that it just isn't worth it to disre-t
gard these responsibilities.-
Safety, like everything elsei
worthwhile, costs money, time, andc
effort, pointed out the NSC. f
If these objectives are accepted,i
the Council promised, "You'll getr
where you're going a lot easier and
sooner, and what's more, the traf-f
fic toll with come down by half!"''
Morris To Speak
Ben S. Morris will speak on
"Selective Versus Comprehensivea
Secondary Education in England"
at 4 p.m. today in the Universityt
Elementary School Aditorium.
Morris is director of the National
Foundation for Educational Re-
search in England and Wales.
The lecture is being, sponsored
by the School of Education and the
Department of Psychology.

"We the People of the City of
Ann Arbor, in order to secure the
benefits of efficient self-govern-
ment and otherwise to promote our
common welfare, do ordain and
establish this charter ... "
So begins the newest charter of
the City of Ann Arbor, the product
of years of need and months of
careful work. April 9, this docu-
ment will become the foundation
of local city government as a result
of an electon held one year ago,
April 4, 1954.
The present charter, in effect
since 1899, contains a large amount
of duplication and numberless un-
necessary details, at the same time
being glaringly lacking and inade-
quate in many areas. Long sections
are devoted to regulation of hack-
ney carriages and fire wardens.,
Detailed provisions for working off
one's poll tax at a dollar a day are
included. Seven pages deal with
the restraint of billiard tables
and bowling alleys,. Over 100
amendments confuse and contra-
dict the body of the out-dated
Citizens Committee
In 1953, the president of thet
City Council appointed a com-
mittee of leading citizens, charg-
ing them to conduct an exhaustive
study of the need for a revision.
They reported that there was such
a need, and the Ann Arbor City1
Charter Commission was appoint-
The commission began work by
holding hearings and meeting with_
officials, experts in municipal gov-
ernment, civic organizations and
the general public. Its members
studied the charters of other cities,
comparing the new with the old.
On Dec. 14, 1954, the first draft
of the revised charter was pre-
sented to the public by the Com-
mission. On Feb. 2, 1955 Governor
G. Mennen Williams approved the
work, and on April 4, an all-city
election was held, when the citi-
bens adopted what will soon be
the basis of local city government.
Leisurely Attitudes
The old charter was written in
an era marked by leisurely atti-
tudes. In those slower times, elect-
ed and appointed officials had
plenty of time to execute their
duties. As the complexities of of-
fice increased, the load on the
individual became greater, until
many fund it impossible to serve.
One alderman announced just be-
fore the last election that he could
not run for re-election because it
would require over 30 hours per
week .
Clearly, a coordinator was need-
ed to carry out the decisions of
the Council and the Mayor. A lack
of over-all efficiency was evident
among the several departments
despite all efforts on the part of
the part-time Mayor and the un-

paid City Council. There was no
one responsible purchasing direc-
tor, no contact between the city
and the public. The answer came
in the appoir ment of Guy Larcom
as City Administrator.
The annual $2,000,000 business
that is the City of Ann Arbor has
finally found the answer to their
most pressing administrative prob-
lems. The council and mayor will
be free to concentrate on long
range problems, while their ap-
pointed representative handles the
New Wards
Under the old charter, 7 wards
elected 14 aldermen, with popula-
tions of the wards ranging from
842 to 4167. After April 9, 5 wards
will elect ten aldermen, each of
whom will represent approximately
2000 persons.
The offices of mayor and Presi-
dent of the City Council will be
combined, retaining the veto power
of the former offices.
The present administration
boards will be converted to advis-
ory boards for the benefit of the
City Administrator.
A central personnel division will
control a new merit system for hir-
ing, tenure, promotion, demotion,
discharge and discipline of em-
In short, the new charter gives
Ann Arbor a full array of munici-
pal powers in order that the citi-

Newly Revised City Charter
Will Take Effect April 9

Law Panel
To Be Held
Four attorneys representing dif-
ferent types of practice will take
part in a panel discussion at 7:30
p.m. today.
The discussion, sponsored by the
Student Bar Association, is being
presented in an effort to aid the
student who is planning his future
law practice.
Speaking will be Dwight Dibble
of Ypsilanti as an individual prac-
titioner, John DeVine of Ann Ar-
bor as representing the small town
office, William Saxton of Detroit
for the big city office and Martin
Breighner of Ann Arbor on a cor-
poration legal staff.
Differing opinions and experi-
ences will be aired and students in
attendance will be given an oppor-
tunity to "get into the act" with
Talk Planned.
On Censorship
Paul Blanshard, author, will dis-
Cuss "Book Burning and Literary
Censorship" at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow
in the Natural Science Aud. under
the sponsorship of the Unitarian
Student group.
Tickets are available at Mar-
shall's book store or from any
Unitarian student group member.
"Europe for the Pennywise" enables
you to go to Europe for the lowest
possible prices. This new book, writ-
ten with the student in mind, offers
detailed information on planning
your own trip. It's many topics in-
1 Clean, respectable accommoda-
tions, as low as Sc a night.
2 Steak dinners-50c
3 Planeflights costing less than 3rd
class rail tothe same destination.
4 Useful phrases in 6 'languages.
5 Earn yourself a free'trip.toEu-
rope. ,rpt u
6 Social activities-How to meet the
people of Europe.
7 Attend European classes and lec-
tures-FREE! and more.
Now is the time to plan your
summer trip. Send $1 to:
Europe for the Pennywise
Box 14
Madison Sq. Station,
New York 10, NY

zens may be served
cratic, co-ordinated,

by a demo-
efficient city

Fountain Pens Q
Greeting Cards
Stationery Q
Office Supplies t'+-
Steel Desks,
Chairs, Files
314 S. State St.
Since 1908 Phone NO 3-2481

EIGHTH ANNUAL YEAR: The original and
largest summer tour of study and fun to
Hawaii, offering more parties, dinners,
dances, entertainment, beach sports, and
sightseeing than any other group. Choice
of residence; (1) Dormitory on campus,
or (2) Hotel-Apartment at Walkiki,
For College Oirls Only
This price includes Pan American or United
Air Lines roundfrip transportation between
the West Coast and Hawaii; living a..m.
modations; introduction parties and dances,
Aloha-Welcome Party dinner-show and en.
tertainment, Formal Dinner-dance and Luau.
feast; all of the four major sightseeing trips
on Oahu; beach activities, including catama..
ran and outrigger canoe rides, glass bottom
boat trip, and visit to the Aquarium.
Members also will have beach dressing
rooms, a special lounge, and use of the
swimming pool at the new deluxe Reef Hotel.
Tips, transfers, and weekly movies are also
Included in tour price. The several hundred
members of tour are escorted by more than
20 mainland housemothers.
Mrs. Margaret B. Trible
Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority
1414 Washtenaw Tel. NO 2.-7831


Plans are under way to establish
a campus fund-raising drive mod-
eled in theory after United Fund
"giveronce for all" campaigns. 4
Student Government Council
will have before it at its Wednes-
day meeting a motion to set up a
board to control the "Campus
Community Chest."
A single, well organized drive
asking the student to contribute
only once resulting in larger pro-
ceeds is the main reason behind
the proposal.
One Drive
The possibility of one drive to
replace the several bucket drives
held during the year has been
under the study of an SGC estab-
lished committee since near the+
end of last semester.
Tentative conclusions by this{
committee, composed of membersJ
of the four groups that have held+
drives, point'1 up a full week of
The drive might include personel1
solicitation of residences, on ap-
proval of the different govern-
ments, the traditional bucket type1

drive, a sale of services by differ-
ent University groups and individ-
uals, and a film and all-campus
dance. All of these have been suc-
cessfully used at other schools.
Next Spring
The first united drive, which
the administration is one hun-
dred per cent behind, probably'
would be held next spring.
An average of $600 per drive has
been received in the past by the
organizations holding them. They
include Galens, World University
Service, Michigan-Phillipine Club
and the Fresh Air Camp.
Campus Chest
Responsibility for the drive and
control of the allocation of funds
would come under the proposed
Campus Chest Board, to be com-
posed of students from various
campus groups, faculty and ad-
Success of united drives has
been seen on other campuses. The
University of Illinois receives an
average of a dollar per student in
their drive.




Beer & Wine

at the
Del Rio Restaurant
122 West Washington at Ashley
Open 11 A.M. to 12 P.M.


Telephone NO 2-9575

' Telephone NO 2-9575


One of the West Coast major integrated oil companies
will have a representative "on campus to interview for
employment opportunities in Southern California. The
following positions are offered:
Product & Process Research Department
Chemists-B.S., M.S. and PhD. Degrees
Chemical Engineers-B.S. and M.S. Degrees
Refining Department
Chemists-B.S. and M.S. Degrees
Chemical Engineers-B.S. and M.S. Degrees
Mechanical Engineers--B.S. and M.S. Degrees
Electrical Engineers-B.S. and M.S. Degrees
Make an appointment through your placement
office for an interview on MARCH 26 and
MARCH 27, 1956.
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In the company
of friends home-
ward bound you
can make it a
"party" all the
way. There's
room to roam,
time to visit, and
nothing to worry about.
More Comfort!
Restful coaches,
loads of
lgage space,
and swell meals
en route. No
tough driving on
crowded highways. No waiting for
skies to clear. Yessir, the train is tops
In transportation!
What Savings!
Give yourself a
"Scotch treat" by
teaming up with
two or more friends
bound for your
home town. On
trips of 100 miles
or more, you'll each
save 25% on round-
trip coach tickets using GROUP
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