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20. 1956

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SOOTHES NERVES:
Student Teaches Dancing

Series Set

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first
in a series of articles on students who
earn extra money on unique jobs.)
By ERNEST THEODOSSIN
Jane Mumford simply got tired
of waiting on tables and doing
dishes to meet school expenses, so
she became an Arthur Murray
dance instructor.
A transfer student from the Uni-
versity of New Hampshire, Miss
Mumford has been doing "the
usual college work" before she
came to the University in Septem-
ber, 1954.
"I'd always wanted to be a dan-
cer," she said, "and when I got
here I enrolled in the League dance
classes. At the end of last semes-
ter I went to the Arthur Murray
studio and tried out for a teaching
job.
'Really Surprised'
"I was really surprised when
they chose me. You know," she
added, "they don't like to hire
students because they can't work
full time.",
The junior English major isn't
working full time now, but she does
put in 25 hours a week. Classes
run an hour or two each, and are
mostly taught on an individual or
couple basis.
Accelerator
Approved
At Phoenix
A design for a new and more
powerful atomic accelerator was
proved practical in experiments at
the Phoenix laboratories last week.
k' Magnets placed within a model
; accelerator were obsrved to keep
T, , electrons in their proper orbits
seven after their speed had been
greatly accelerated.
This type of design incorporated
in two larger "atom-smashers"
whose electron beams collide will
{ give particles 100.times more en-
ergy than in any existing aceler-
ator.
It will take at least six years to
construct such an "atom-smasher"
according to Prof. Lawrence W.
Jones of the physics department.
He points out that it took a year
just to construct the comparatively
small one-ton model and that the
actual accelerator might be a half
mile in circumference.
Prof. Jones together with Prof.
Kent M. Terwilliger of the phy-
sics department has worked on
most of the constauction and ex-
perimentation of the model.
The two were guided particular-
ly by Prof. Keith R. Symon of the
., University of Wisconsin, who first
had the Idea for the building of
such an accelerator.
"There was no precedent at all
for a plan like this," Prof. Jones
says. "Although we were quite
sure we weren't absolutely certain
whether it would work or not un-
til this week's experiments."
The project has been under the
supervision of the Midwestern
Universities Research Association,
a group formed by 14 schools work-
ing together on the accelerator.
The member school at which
MURA will construct the "atom-
smasher is still not determined.

JANE MUMFORD
... not too much Cha Cha Cha, but money, experience

"It's really a kind of glamour
job," she said, "and right now I
find it very exciting."
Although she is, by her own
admission, "not the best Cha Cha
Cha dancer," Miss Mumford has
been trained in most of the Latin
American dances, though she
claims such standards as the
waltz and fox trot still hold their,
popularity.
Month's Instruction
Miss Mumford received a month's
teaching instruction from her
studio during last semester's finals.
She like the teaching experience
especially because she intends to
teach school when she graduates.
"You can't imagine what won-
derful training it is. I was very
apprehensive about going into
practice teaching, but my dance

work has really soothed my
nerves."
Aside from helping meet college,
expenses, Miss Mumford's job also
gives her experience itx selling. "As
a teacher I have to sell my students
on more lessons. Since we're paid
on an hourly basis, plus commis-
sion for each lesson we sell, it's up
to the teacher to get his or her
own pupils."
Should Miss Mumford sell a life-
time membership to any Arthur
Murray pupil, she will receive a
month's vacation, all expenses paid,
in exotic Acapulco, Mex.
Miss Mumford's job provides her
with financial earnings and "all
kinds of valuable experience." But
another asset she feels is when
"Iv'e just had a blue book and am
feeling depressed: when I start
dancing, I can forget everything."
(NEXT: Junk Dealer)

On Foreign
Problems
A series of four discussions on
important questions of American
foreign policy will be sponsored
by the Ann Arbor Citizens Com-
mittee on Foreign Affairs during
the next two months.
The programs, to be held at the
new Ann Arbor High School, will
allow the citizens to grasp the
problems and through discussion
find his own honest answers.
These answers will determine
America's future security, pros-
perity, and freedom.
A short speech, explaining the
background of the problem, will
open each. program, followed by
small group discussions. These
discussions will be the backbone
of the program and are expected
to determine its success.
The programs will be: April 17,
"Should the United States Recog-
nize Red China?", Speaker: Pro-
fessor Robert Ward; April 24,
"Should the United States Send
Arms to Israel?", Speaker: Pro-
fessor John Dawson; May 1,
"Should the United States Accept
(a) the Division of Germany, (b)
Communist Domination of East-
ern Europe?", Speaker: Professor
James Pollock; May 6, "Should
the United States Adopt a Long-
Range Program of Foreign Aid?",
Speaker: Mr. Hollis Peter.
These programs are coordinated
with a state-wide "Basic Issues"
project sponsored in Michigan
communities by the Public Affairs
Committee of the Michigan Adult
Education Association and the
Great Lakes Region Office of the
Foreign Policy Association.
Red-Handed!
Shades of the old Automotive
Engine lab!
Police were called early Sun-
day morning to investigate a
report of "several boys carry-
ing something very heavy from
the University High School."
They arrived at the corner of
Tappan and Monroe in time to
see ten University students, all
East Quadders, take to their
heels. Five were left behind
with what turned out to be a
1000-pound cement plaque tak-
en from a corner of the recent-
ly-wrecked automotive engin-
eering lab. They stated to po-
lice they intended to place it
in front of East Quad.
Police 'found out why only
ten of the fifteen had run off-
one of the boys was left with
the plaquegently resting on his
fingers.

Organization Notices

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American Society of Civil Engineers:
North Central Conference details.to be
discussed March 21, 7:30 p.m., Rm. 3G,
Union.
* s *
Congregational and Disciples Guild:
SMid-week Tea, today, 4:30 p.m., Guild
House, 524 Thompson.
Le Cercle Francais: Professor Spur-
lin will show slides of France, March 21,
8:00 p.m., Women's League.
* . .
Michigan Union: Tryouts, March 22,
7:15 p.m., Union.
, , *
Physics Club: Professor D. A. Glaser
will speak on "The Bubble Chamber,"
March 21, 7:30 p.m., Rm. 2038 Randall
Lab.
Sociedad Hispanica: The film "Lluvia
Roja" with Jorge Negrete and Elsa
Aguirre will be shown tonight, 8:00 p.m.,
Architecture Auditorium.
* * *
Square Dance Group: Meeting, to-
night, 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Lane
Hall.
Students for Stevenson: Organization-
al meeting; Professor Janowitz of the
Sociology Dept. will be present, tonight,
7:30 p.m., Michigan League.
Uilr Ski Club: Organizational Meet-
ing, tonight, 7:30 p.m., Rm. 3M, Union.

Westminister Student Fellowship:
Cabinet Lunch, March 21, Noon, Michi-
gan League.
Coffee Break; "Question Box" dis-
cussion, today, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Presby-
terian Student Center.
Lenten Service, March 21, 7:15 p.m.,
Methodist Church.
Seminar: "Jesus' Encounter with the
Spirit," March 21, 4:10 p.m., Michigan
League.
Young Republican Club: There win
be a discussion and a 30 minute film on
"A New voice in Labor; the Republican
Labor Committee-," tonight, 7:30 p.m.,
Rm. 3G, Michigan Union.

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