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"Glover, Frederic L., '56E, 25792
E. River Rd., Grosse Ile, Mich. . .."
. That's what this year's Student
Directory has to say about Fritz
Glover, Joint Judiciary Council
chairman. And although this list-
ing says nothing about his per-
sonality, it gives a clue.
His home address, for example,
is Grosse Ile, but the lean, tall
engineer-to-be sometimes prefers
not to live there. The summer of
1953 was spentjishing on a sal-
mon boat in Alaskan waters.
It started with a hitchhike ride
out west that summer. He got a
ride in a truck for most of the
way and slept nights in new cars.
Decided He Could Cook
"I hunted around the San Fran-
cisco docks for several days to get
a job," Glover relates. The oppor-
tunity came when he was asked
if he could cook, and decided he
"So," the voyageur explains, "I
spent the summer cooking and
throwing fish on a salmon boat
that went to Alaska and back."
His companions were Norwegian
fishermen-hendidn't make the
trip with anybody he knew prev-
Fritz didn't sit around the next
summer,'either. In 1954 he worked
for the forest service, quit, and
finished up the summer as a ranch
hand. Later, with his grandfath-
er, he made a brief South Ameri-
Down to Business
World travel couldn't last in-
definitely, though, Glover found.
Last summer he worked in engin-
eering - his future occupation,
sometime after his February grad-
uation. He's interested in, and
majoring in, the chemical branch.
Of his Judic job Glover claims
"every case is interesting - and
there aren't many second of-
fenses." His Weanesday after-
noons are devoted to Council
meetings, and countless' other
hours of the week are spent mak-
He's been credited, by Univer-
sity officials, for doing "an un-
usually fine job."
A former member of Student
Legislature, he petitioned for Ju-
die last year. "I felt that SL was
worthwhile," Glover explains, "but
I wanted to get in on some work
that was accomplishing some-
Chorus girl, salmon fisherman, Judic head
Another Judiciary attraction is
the respect the Council has from
most of the faculty-as well as of
the student body.
Glover had extensive training for
his judicial job by serving on the
Engineering Honor Council and
Steering Committee, both closely
related to his present duties.
Black Lace Panties
Less intent positions found him
at work on Spring Weekend and
the Union Opera. "I was one of
the first chorus girls," he recalls
with a grin. "Black lace panties
and all the works."
His scholastic ability and extra-
curricular interests haven't gone
unrewarded; Glover belongs to
three honoraries: Triangles, Vul-
cans and Mimes. He's presided.
over the former two.
"Honoraries," in his opinion,
"perform a very valuable function.
You can get a good cross-fertili-
zation of ideas there, and you'll
know it won't be told all over cam-
Quizzed about Joint Judic and
his role there, Fritz declared, "I
believe I'm under a moral obliga-
tion to live by the rules. It's ob-
vious, though, that drinking is a
problem here." Every possible
solution to the problem, in his
opinion, should be investigated.
A member of Sigma Phi fra-
ternity-although he doesn't live
there this semester-Fritz seems
to epitomize the motto under the
Sig 'Ensian picture last year:
"Conservative." Politically, how-
ever, he calls himself an inde-
And his ideas on many subjects
are just as independent. "I think
it's a waste of time to sit and
watch television regardless of
what's on," he declares flatly. And
on his Model T Ford, source of
his transportation to and from
Ann Arbor: "it's not souped up-
it's the same today as it ever
His horn-rimmed glasses attest
to an unusual eye difficulty: he
can see with only one at ' time.
But this hasn't prevented Glover
from making his name widely-
known and well-respected on the
campus-nor is it likely to impede
a promising chemical engineering
Since 1913, the United States has
had its share of stars dominating
Such players as Bill Tilden, Hel-
en Wills, Helen Jacobs, Alice
Marble, Don Budge, Jack Kramer,
and more recently Maureen Con-
nelly, Tony Trabert, and Hamilton
Richardson have placed the United
States on top in world tennis.
American tennis moved slowly
until Big Bill Tilden entered com-
petition. Tilden who was almost
unbeatable from 1913 until 1930,
introduced the "big game" which
consists of rushing to the net be-
hind a powerful serve.
Women Netters Appear
In the 1920's America's great
women netters appeared on the
scene, led by Helen Wills whose
consistent back court play has en-
abled her to be called the greatest
woman player of all time. Miss
Wills was given stiff competition
by Helen Jacobs and France's Su-
Miss Marble had her career tem-
porarily halted in 1934 when she
was stricken by polio. Two years
later she courageously regained her
form to win the 1936 National
singles title from Miss Jacobs.
The tremendous backhand of
Don Budge sent him to the top
in tennis circles in 1930 after the
retirement of Tilden.
After World War II, Jack Kram-
er emerged to become the world's
highest ranking player. His chief
weapon was a sizzling serve. When
he turned professional in 1951, the
Australians began to dominate
The Australian combination of
Frank Sedgeman and Ken McGre-
gor formed an unbeatable doubles
team and were practically invin-
cible in singles competition until
they turned pro in 1952.
It was not until Tony Trabert,
a United States Navy veteran ap-
peared on the scene in 1953 that
the United States regained some
of its prestige, winning the Na-
ional Singles championship in
1953 and his year, the Wimbledon
title this year and the Davis Cup
Maureen Connolly kept the
United States unbeaten in wom-
en's tennis, winning the women's+
national singles title in 1950 at
the age of 16. She then pro-
ceeded to cop the Wimbledon
championships and national singles
crown until she broke her leg
in 1954. Miss Connelly married
this year and officially announced
her retirement from tennis.
Within the past month Trabert,
Doris Hart and other top ama-
teurs have turned professional,
leaving the field wide open, for
young stars like Hamilton Rich-
ardson, 'a Rhodes Scholar from
Tulane University and Michigan's
own Barry MacKay.
Barbara Breit, national junior
singles champion from California,
and Darlene Hard, 19-year-old
from UCLA, now appear the best
bets to help keep the world's wom-
en's titles in the hands of the
We were sitting around in the
League the other day.
We had just cut a class and
were making our way toward
promises of a good bridge game
in the left hand corner.
"Well," said someone to some-
one else at a table along the way,
"Christmas, you know."
We wonder about this Christ-
mas business. Is it visions of sugar
plums, plump reindeers, or the
Salvation Army Santa Claus shiv-
ering on street corners? And of
course, there's always the editorial
So between hands, we said to
them, "What do you think about
this Christmas deal they pull on
us every year? Does it mean any-
"All you get out of Christmas
is a wastebasket full of broken
tree lights and a box full of broken
candy canes-and then when you
stay up all night decorating the
tree, they get you up early the
next morning to look at it all over
"Rode the train to Detroit last
Christmas. Best Christmas I ever
"But there is a special kind of
cake they make at my house on
Christmas-and all the cookie
patterns come out. The living room
smells of pine. We even have a
fire if its cold enough."
"And I remember how Jimmy
looks every Christmas. He looks
up at the tree as if he had never
seen anything like it, and he is a
very sweet little boy. for a few
days around there."
Virginia, maybe you've got more
people behind you than you think.
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Glasses Bring Problems,
Nearly three out of every five students wear glasses these days,
according to a recent Daily poll
The ocular industry has increased to such a high degree in the
past few decades that a coed asking the description of a future
blind date wants to know: "Is he tall, dark and without glasses?"
Glasses have become an important part of the college student's
physiognomy. One student exclaimed: "They may be a pain on the
nose but they're a good study crutch."
People wear glasses with different purposes in mind. Some
choose to be glamorous, others to look intellectual and still others
wear them just to see. Very few wear glasses with the intent to
correct their vision-it's felt that by the time they get their first
pair, their vision is beyond reparation.
As the optometry business has increased, observers have noticed
there's been a simultaneous increase of puzzled optometrists.
Women in particular are in search of versatile frames to blend
with their wardrobe, color, size and shape of head. The customer's
lengthly time of indecision baffles the frame-selling optometrist
about human nature.
"Three great problems are common to bespectacled people,"
a nearsighted coed pointed out. First is the effect of zero weather
outdoors clouding the glass when the person enters a warm room.
The second problem is the danger of smashing theglass by
looking down at the pavement too quickly. "Last, and most an-
noying," she said, "is the nuisance problem of bumping glasses with
other wearers at too close contact.
Gift Exchange, Candle Lighting
Commemorating Hanukkah, the'
Festival of Lights, candles will be
lit in Jewish homes from Decem-
Hanukkah festivities. here on
campus will include candle light-
ing ceremonies in the Hillel lounge
all eight evenings, a special pro-
gram after the weekly Sunday
supper on December 11 and a
workshop to make decorations for
Hanukkah is a joyous holiday. It
isn't mentioned in the Bible and
BORN DEC. 25:
December 25 is just a little more
than Christmas to those whose
birthdays also fall on that day.
Phil Peterson, '56, said that in
his home Christmas gifts are open-
ed by the whole family around the
tree. His birthday presents are
given to him separately at Christ-
mas dinner, when his birthday
cake is served.
"Having a birthday on Christ-
mas is pretty economical for my
relatives and frieinds," comment-
ed Dave Owen, '58E. He said that
he usually receives the same nu
ber of gifts as the rest of the
Dave Baad, '56, mentioned that
he used to receive his birthday
presents during the summer on
his brother's, birthday. However,
now he receives all his gifts at
Christmas, getting one more than
the other members of the fam-
He added that only a few people
give him extra presents on Christ-
A dental student observed that,'
on the whole, his birthday celebra-
tion is usually abandoned in favor
of Yuletide festivities.
However, a majority of those in-
terviewed said that they usually
find "something extra in their
Christmas stocking" when they
awake on December 25.
"I never worry too much about
how many presents I get," added
a coed. "After all, Christmas is
the period of giving rather than
few religious functions except for
the prayers said over the candles
are attached to it. It is a time for
the giving of gifts and is chiefly
a children's celebration.
History of Holiday
The history of this event really
begins with the death of Alex-
ander the Great in 323 B.C. When
Alexander's empire was divided
among his generals the battle be-
tween Egypt and Syria over Pal-
Syria finally won the territory
and she was determined to keep
it. To prevent subversion Antio-
chus Epiphines, the Syrian leader,
tried to force the Syrian culture
Many Jews accepted this assimi-
lation. However, the more con-
servative ones fought for their
right to be different.
The most drastic attempt to
change the Jewish tradition oc-
curred in 168 B.C. Antiochus com-
manded that a pagan altar be set
up in the temple at Jerusalem
and that sacrifices be offered to
This move caused Judas Mac-
cabeus and his brothers to begin
leading a' three year battle which
finally led to the Jews regaining
the Holy City.
Hanukkah Lasts Eight Days
Hanukkah is an eight day holi-
day. When Judas and his fol-
lowers entered the temple they
found only one small cruse of
consecrated oil that had not been
polluted by the Hasmonian priests.
They used this oil, enough for
one day, to light the holy candle-
sticks. But a miracle, happened.
The candles burned for eight days,
until new oil could be prepared for
Another explanation for this
eight day celebration is the fact
that' this was a holiday of dedica-
Today the Jewish people still
light the Hanukkah candles in
their homes. The kindling of the
lights is solemnized by songs ex-
tolling God as Israel's deliverer.
These candles are never to be
used for practical purposes.
Holiday Marks Victories
As well as for rededication of
the temple in Jerusalem, the holi-
day is to celebrate the great vic-
tories of the seven Maccabee bro-
thers. Their victories eventually
led to the religious freedom and
national independence of the
ULLR Ski Club
By SUZANNE JESSUP
Southern Michigan isn't the
ideal place for serious skiers.
But in spite of lack of snow
and undependable weather there
are many campus ski enthusiasts,"
Tom Brown, ULL, Ski club presi-
dent, remarked. About 150 names
are on the club roster.
"Some of these people are ex-
cellent skiers from the Western
states or New England, others are
beginners and some are just in-
terested in the social aspects of
the Ski Club," Brown explained.
Trips to Canada and Colorado
are made by the more proficient
members. Two groups usually go
to Canada, north of Montreal, be-
tween semesters. Th trip to As-
pen, Colo., is held during spring
Members finance their own tra-
vel expenses. Prices vary depend-
ing on the size of the group and
type of transportation. Expenses
include rooms, tow fees, food and
Northern Michigan offers two
outstanding places to ski, Boyne
Mountain, and Caberfae, approxi-
mately 200 miles from Ann Arbor.
There are also several areas in
the state that provide skiing facili-
Brown added that there is a
relatively large number of people
interested in skiing but the Mid-
west has little to offer as far as
good hills are concerned.
Ski club plans for this year in-
clud stimdlation of interest in
the sport and showing of films.
One-day trips to Pontiac are ten-
tatively scheduled. Initial mem-
berships are $3, and old members
are charged $2.
Christ's Birth, Most
Christmas is a day of customs.
Most important custom, of
course, is the celebration of Christ's
In the beginning centuries of
Christianity, however, the anniver-
sary of it's founder's birth went by
unnoticed. By the time Christians
came to the full realization of the
importance of Christ's birth, the
precise date was all but lost.
It was the fourth century
Western Christians who finally
decided to celebrate His birth on
Dec. 25. And, after another hun-
dred years, they succeeded in con-
vincing their Eastern brothers that
this date was correct.
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