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May 30, 1956 - Image 8

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-Daily-Sam Ching
TOPOlOGIST MOISE - The professors are in need of'
a more vigorous batting average.
offessor Moise Speaks
)r Indirect Education'

Prof. Edwin Moise of the mathe-
.atics departmnent feels a univer-
ty should not have a too intimate
ainection with the outside world.
"I think the most important
arts of a liberal education are the
arts with no direct application,"
e said.
Prof. Moise, who has recently
on acclaim for his wor in the
ranch of mathematics k~nown as
pology, continued, "I know of no
pplication for philosophy or
oetry. In fact, most graduates of
ae literary college find themselves
orking at good Jobs that they
ave not been directly prepared
Minor in Classicsa
When he went to Tulane Univer-
ty, Prof. Moise had minored in
assic literature. Although he ad-
its he no longer has a speaking
r reading knowledge of the dead
nguages, he indicated he hardly
gretted taking them.
"One of the primary purposes of
alleges is to produce intellectuals,"
e said. "If the intellectual is not
roduced, it may be easy on him,
ut hard on society.
"A university is not just. a tech-
cal school of a special kind. it's
le job of the university to teach
Prof. Moise has borne out this
hllosophy by his personal action.
:e is well known for his outspoken

protests when he felt academic
freedom was violated.
Hawley Report
"I think the faculty should have
responded to the Hawley Report,"
he said.: The report was made in
response to the controversial dis-
missal of two faculty members in
"I think that professors, as a
group shouldmhavegone to bat
sooner and more vigorously than
they did."
Of his specialty, topology, Prof.
Moise explained:
"Geometry is the study of the
properties of figures that are un-
changed under rigid motion. Top-
ology is the study of the properties
that are unchanged under distor-
Few Practical Applications
There are few practical applica-
tions for this field, he said. "Top-
ologists are more applied than top-
He expanded this by saying that
large numbers of topologists are
employed by industry not as top-
ologists but only for their general
mathematical ability.
"I have gathered that I could go
into jobs at industrial concerns, as
a mathematician but not as a
"Currently, most mathematics is
research with no regard for physi-
cal applications." Where it's going,
Prof. Moise did not attempt to

Studio, Ends
Year, Elects'
On May 25 WOBN, the Campus
Broadcasting Network, closed out
an eventful and progressive year
of broadcasting with a gala sign-
off party.
Among the services extended to
WCBN listeners this year was a
coverage of the SGC elections. The
candidates for SGC offices were
given an opportunity to address
the quad' residents, and later, on
the night of the ballot count, the
proceedings were covered for the
network direct from the Union by
way of the remote unit.
On Michigras weekend, the re-
mote unit was again put to use,
first in covering the parade from
the steps of the Union, and later
for broadcasts from Yost Field
House of the festivities there.
Elections for new WCBN offi-
cers were held a few weeks ago.
John Schick,-'57, was elected board
chairman of the network, and
David Amos, '58, business manager.
Neal McLain, '58, was made chair-
man of the network engineering
committee, and Peter L. Wolff, '59,
became publicity and public re-
lations director.
In the EQ division, Wilford But-
ler, '59, and Dwight Presser, '59
A&D were elected station malager
and program director, respectively.
South Quad elected George Keefer,
'58 as station manager and Philip
Berns, '59, program director. The
new WQ station manager is John
Emery, '58E, and the program dir-
ector Robert Dunn, '59E.
organization 1
I NoticesJ
Congregational and Disciples Guild:
Supper Hike. Call NO 3-5838 by Friday
noon for reservations. The hike wii be
June 2, 5:30 p.m., meet at Guild House,
524 Thompson,
International Center and Interna-
tional Students Association: Social
Hour; color slides of International week
will be shown May 31, 4:30-6:30 p.m.,
International Center.
* . .
Old Time Jazz Society: Meeting fea-
turing the fabulous trombone of Ike
Rodgers, May 31, 7:30-11:00 p.m., Rm.
3B, Union.
* f 0
westminster Student Fellowship:
Coffee break, today, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Pat
Pickett's apartment, 217 S. Observatory.
Mid-week Vespers, 7:15 p.m., Stu-
dent Center Chapel.
Coffeenbreak, June 1, 3:30-5:30 p.m.,
Pat Pickett's apartment, 217 Z. Observ-


(Continued from Page 5)
Placement Notices
The following schools have listed va-
cancies on their teaching staff for the
1956-1957 school year. They will not
send representatives to the Bureau of
Appointments to interview teachers at
this time.
Elk Rapids, Mich. - Teacher Needs:
Elementary (4th Grade); English/Span-
Jackson, Mich. - Teacher Needs: Ele-
mentary (6th Grade); Social Science
(Geography/Amer. Govt./Economics/
11th Grade Amer. Hist.); Art (elem)/
Public School Music; Natural Science
(Gen. Sci./Biology/Chemistry/Physiol-
Newaygo, Michigan -- Teacher Needs:
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Music (Instrumental string/orchestra
Director); Recource Music Teacher (con-
sultant) Elem.; vocal Music, High
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ior High,
Foruadditional information contact
the Bureau of Appointme~nts, 3528 Ad-
ministraiton Building, NO 3-1511, Ext.
The following schools have listed
vacancies for the 1956-1957 school year.
They wil Inot send representatives to
the Bureau of Appointments to inter-
view teachers at this time.
Bremerton, Wash'. - Teacher Needs:
Elementary (1st to 6th); Junior High
English/Social Studies; English/Social
Studies/Girls' Counselor; High School
German/Englisch; English/Speech/De-
Carleton, Mich. - Teacher Needs:
Elementary (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th); Junior
High Social Studies (Georgraphy; Math;
English; High School Girl's Physical


Englewood, New Jersey - Teacher Economics; Woodshop. For additional information
Needs: High School English; Latin; Yakima, Wash. - Teacher Needs: the Bureau of Appointments,
French Business Education; Home Elementary (3rd, 4th); Junior High ministration Building, NO 3-1
Economics; Guidance; Librarian. Latin; English; Dramatics. 489.
Flint, Michigan (Carman Agricultural The Board of National Missions of the
School) - Teacher Needs: High School Presbyterian Church in the United PERSONNEL REQUESTS:
English/Latin; English/Spanish. States has some positions in several Mich. State Civil Service an
Geneva,111-- Teacher Needs: French/ fields in church-related schools in the exams for Public Health De
Latin. United States, Alaska and Puerto Rico. Obstetrical Consultant VI, and
Grosse Pointe, Mich. - Elementary These include positions in Nursery, Coordinator VI.
Remedial Reading; Elementary Art: Ele- Elementary, High School and Junior Presbyterian Board of Natio.
mentary Physical Education; Secondary College. sions has an opening for a
Reading Coordinator for High School. The Inter-American Schools Service sevretary in the Menaul Schoo
Monroe, Mich. --, Teacher Needs: Ele- of the American Council on Education querque, New Mexico, and an
mentary (Kdg., 2nd, 3rd); Elementary has a number of vacancies in Ameri- for a Receptionist-Office Secre
Vocal Music; Special Education (Men- can-sponsored binational, nonprofit Sheldon Jackson Junior Colleg
tally Retarded). schools in Latin America. Some of these Alaska. Both positions require
Rochester, Michigan - Teacher Needs: begin in June. some in August and with knowledge of Shorthand a
Eilementary (Kdg., 1st, 4th, 5th); Art; some in September. The majority -of ing. Prefer women with experie
Junior High English; Math/Science; these positions are at the elementary For further information con
Science/Math; Latin/English; Gen. level with a few in junior and senior Bureau of Appointments, 3528
Shop; Vocal Music; High School Home high school. Bldg., Ext. 371.

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