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SATURDAY, MAY 24, - '56

IHE MICHIGAN DAILY

SAUDAMA k 6TH IIIGN AL

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May School
Naval Men
Naval Reserve Officers in the
Ann Arbor area will soon have the
opportunity to attend Naval Re-
serve Officers School.
Capt. R. C. Billbury, Director.
of Detroit NROS, reports that
courses will 'be available similar
to those offered in Detroit. These
include Military Justice, Engineer-
ing, Gunnery, Navigation, Opera-
tions, 0 O D Seamanship and Op-
erations.
Other courses offered will be
Technical Supply, Orientation to
Command, Staff Organization and
Functioning, and Leadership.
School attendance will eliminate
the necessity of correspondence
courses besides offering benefits
of class and -group discussions.
Classes will meet once a week for
a two hour session and will pro-
vide officers with promotional and
retirement points.
Further information can be ob-
tained at North Hall on Tuesday,
May 29 from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Interested officers may also apply
to Director of NROS, 7600 E. Jef-
ferson Ave., Detroit 14, Michigan.

'SUCCESSFUL EXPERIMENT':
Eldon Hamm Launched Nation-Wide Student Co-op Movement

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quarters and we shared with him
the expenses of securing necessary
equipment."
Eldon Hamm, '38, the student,
did not live well, but he got by.
His parents sent him barrels of
food from the farm. He stored
meats, carrots, potatoes and other
perishables in sand to prevent
spoiling. During the winter, he
was sent homemade oatmeal,
grapenuts and occasionally some
cookies. He bought two-day old
bread from a bakery at half-price.
Fed Body and Mind
Ham. was an intensely active
young man. "If you could have
dropped in on him at meal time,"
Rev. Pickerill said, "you would
have found him feeding his physi-
cal body on this simple food and
feeding his mind on such diet as
Durant's 'Mansions of Philosophy,'
Robinson's 'Mind in the Making'
and Chase's 'A New Deal'.",
A r an gem en t sworked well
enough for a second student, Cal
Kresin, '38, to join Hamm after
one month.
By the end of the school year,
there were three living with Rev.
Pickerill. "The experiment proved
so successful," the minister said,
"that we were eager to expand it
for the year 1935-36. A study of
the available space in the Disciple
Students' Guild House, which was

also our home, convinced us that
eight men could live there com-
fortably."
Hamm, who is now an Ann Ar-
bor contractor, remarked. "The
feeling of being a pioneer is al-
ways a good feeling. But it was
simply an application of cooper-
ative principles to a new situa-
tion."
Hamm doesn't remember when
the group began thinking of it-
self as a cooperative society. At
first they called themselves the
Cliff-Dweller's Sorority because
they slept in the attic. "The attic
was full of cots," Hamm recalls.
By the beginning of the next
school year, there were five living
in the house. Writing at that time,
one of the boys said, "It is an ex-
periment in cooperation. We have
decided that for the next year we
are going to make our own de-
cisions democratically and enforce
them rigidly to the place where,;
if an individual does not cooper-
ate, he automatically loses his
membership."
Did Own Cooking
They did their own cooking,
cleaning and dishwashing. Next
semester two more came in. "I'd
like to see our cooperative idea
enlarge on this campus to the
place where it will mean that
fellows can go to college if they
want to. Its members must have
a lowality and a belief that it

will succeed." the co-opper con-
tinued.
The cooperative idea did enlarge.
The "Sorority" soon found it had
run out of space.
They aquired a house where
West Quad is now located. They
named it the Rochdale House.
They had decided their organi-
zation would follow the Rochdale
cooperative principles of democ-
racy, open membership and relig-
ious and political neutrality.
Members who had lived in the
Officials Fear
Polio Virus
NEW YORK P)-Public health
officials were warned Friday to
be on the lookout for a polio-like
virus that apparently caused an
epidemic in Iowa last summer but
bears no relation to the nonpara-
lytic polio.
The outbreak in Marshalltown,
Iowa, first thought to be non-para-
lytic polio, has been traced to one
of the "orphan viruses" called
"ECHO type 4," it was reported.
Dr. Tom F. Y. Chinn, assistant
chief of the U.S. Public Health
Service communicable disease field
station at Kansas City, Mo., de-
scribed the "ECHO type 4" virus
in an interview Friday.

Pickerill home and were familiar
with the organization made up
the nucleus of the new house.
Women's Co-op
Girls were continually visiting
the co-oppers. One day they had
the idea of starting a house for
themselves. Thus the first women's
cooperative house came into ex-
istence.
A chain of houses began
throughout the campus. In 1937, a
house run on a semi-cooperative
basis by a group of liberal students,
the Michigan Socialist House, en-
tered the chain. Its name was
shortened to Michigan House, pre-
sumably because co-ops are non-
political.
The Campus Cooperative Coun-
cil was organized in the spring of
1937. The number of houses nose
to 13.
Meanwhile, the idea of coopera-
tive student housing had spread to
other colleges. There are now 500
student co-ops throughout Am-
erica.
War Comes
The war hit the co-ops hard,
and perhaps peacetime now has
hit them even harder. Most of the
Ann Arbor co-ops folded during.
the war due to lack of students.
Now they are again expanding,
though they miss some of the old
fire of the 30's.
"Prosperity knocked co-ops right
on the head," one member said.

Eldon Hamm, the originator, ad-
mitted, "The whole spirit of the
cooperative movement was more
vital in the days when the econ-
omy was on the skids."
Same Principles
Yet the same Rochdale princi-
ples are in effect today. Chinese,
Negro, Jew and Arabian may'all
live in harmony in one house.
What continually impresses out-
siders is that the idealism actually
works.
Rates have increased from the
original two dollars per week to a
minimum of $8.50 now, but they
are still the most inexpensive facil-
ities on campus.
And once a person joins a co-op,
it is not unlikely that he may de-
velop some of the old idealism.
Co-oppers still constantly talk
about the concepts of democracy
and non-discrimination.
Even more important, the Inter-
Cooperative Council (the new
name for the Campus Cooperative
Council) rests on a firm financial
basis.
One of the residents pointed out
that regardless of how high the
national prosperity may rise, there
will always be students who will
seek economical living.
The future for student coopera-
tives can only be the subject of
speculation. But it does not appear
to be dark.

"JOE'P RAINBOW"-Members of the cast of "Joe's Rainbow",
an original one-act play by Allan Knee, '56, rehearse for the open-
ing last night of the fourth and final Laboratory Playbill, presented
by the University Department of Speech. "Joe's Rainbow" is one
of three plays presented last night and tonight at 8 p.m. in the
Barbour Gymnasium. Also included on the bill is another original
play, "The White and Silver Bird," .by E. Paul Rebillot, '55, and
"Rococo," by Harley Granville-Barker. In this, as in all laboratory
playbills, students are responsible for the entire production, in-
eluding direction, designing, costuming and acting.

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
THU .Daily Official Bulletin is an on stage, as directed by Marshals; at of the Cashier's Office and the Regis-
official publication of the University the end of the exercises buses will be trar's Office in the lobby of the Ad-
of Michigan for which the Michigan ready in driveway east of the Stadium ministration Building. Following the
Daily- assumes no editorial responsi- or at west side of Field House to bring ceremony diplomas may be called for
bility. Notices should be, sent in you back to the campus. until 9:00 p.n.
TYPEWRITTEN from to Room 3553 Herbert G. Watkins, Secretary Herbert G. Watkins, Secretary.
Administration Building before 2 p.m.
the day preceding lpublication. Notices Student Accounts: Your attention isLe/e
for the Sunday edition must be in by called to the following rules. passed by Lecres
2 p.m. Friday. the Regents at their meeting on Feb.
28, 1936: "Students shall pay all ac- Dr. Eugen Kullman, distinguished
FRIDAY, MAY 26,. 1956 counts due the University not later than philosopher and philologist, will speak
VOL. LXVIII, NO, 81 the last day of classes of each semester on "Hegel's Philosophy of Art" on Mon.,
or summer session. Student loans which May 28 at 4:15 p.m., Architecture Aud.,
are not paid or renewed are subject auspices of the Art Department. Open
General Notices ;' C g ,:e:u: "i|s^|sd- i.
Gener l No ices to this regulation; however student to faculty, students and the g e n e r a 1
Au Departmental Offices, pla'nt, facili- loans not yet due are exempt.' Any un- public.
ties and service units will be closed on paid accounts at the close of business
Meimorial Day, May 30 1956. Residence on the last day of classes will be Concerts
halls andthe University Hospital will reported to the Cashier of theUniver-
operate on a holiday schedule. sity and Student Recital: John Gleason, pian-
"(a) All academic credits will beWith- ist, 8:30 p.m. Sat., May 26, in Aud. A,
The. University automobile regulations held, the grades for the semester or Angell Hall; in partial fulfillment of
will be lifted with the completion of summer session just completed will not the requirements for the Master of
classes on Tues., May 29, 1956. be released, and no transcript of credits Music degree. Pupil of Benning Dex-
will be issued. ter; works by Beethoven, Copland and
Late Per*ission: All women students "(b) All students owing such ac- Chopin. Open to the public without
who attended the play "Member of the counts will not be allowed to register charge.
Wedding", on Wed., May 23, had late in any subsequent semester or sum-
permission until 11:30 p.m. mer session until payment has been
made,"Academic Notices
made." Q i Q g $
Girls who ordered Michigan Blazers Herbert G. Watkins, Secy College of Engineering: Students who
may obtain extra blazer pockets at the ee oaten e Su dessio
desk at. the Women's Pool at the fol- Distribution of Diplomas. If the ex- expect to attend the Summer Session
lowing times: Mon., 12:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.; ercises are held in the Stadium, diplo- should umnotiy e ecsetry' Office,
Tues., 8:30 'a.m. - 9 p.m.; Wed., 4 - 6 p.m.; mas for all graduates, excepting the Room 263 West Engineering Building,
Thurs., 1 - 5 p.m.; Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. School of Dentistry, will be distributed as soon as possible.
from designated stations under the east Doctoral Examination for William
Commencement Instructions to Facul- stands of the Stadium, immediately af- Knox Pursley, Physics; thesis: "The
ty Members: Convene at 4:15 p.m. in ter the exercises. The diploma distri- Tn o n orEle ctheic Wave
the first floor lobby in the Administra- bution stations are on the level aboveo through WirefDiffractionGrating",Save
tion Building, buses will be provided in the tunel entrance. May 26, 2038 Randall Laboratory, at
front of the Administration Building on If, however, the exercises are held in a Chairan, C.LW. Peters.
State Street to take you to the Stadium the Yost Field House, all diplomas ex- 10:00 a.m. Chairman, C. W. Peters.
or Yost Field House to join procession cepting those of the School of Dentistry
and to take the place assigned to you will be distributed from the windows (Continued on Page 4)
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