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Students Find Diaries
Large 'Pain In Neck'

"Diary -- a register of daily events,
or transactions; a daily record; jour-
nal; a, book of personal notes and
memorandum, or for details of ex-
eriences or observations of the writ-
ing; also, a blank book for personal
In the light of Webster's Inter-
national Dictionary's definition
of "diary," most University stu-
dents do keep a diary of some sort.
Most male students are adverse
to keeping diaries. "They are a
pain in the neck," one indignant
senior retorted to a query. After
further questioning he admitted
he does keep an appointment
book, a scrapbook, and a file of
items he considers personal. This
is in line with the general trend
at the University.
Several students were diffident
when asked: "Do you keep a di-
ary?" A majority of coeds ap-
proached reported that they form-
erly kept a diary but abandoned
the idea upon entering college.
Some students stated ".. . what I
write in a diary now won't mean
anything to me years from now.',
Others thought that a diary is an
ideal way of recording everyday
Less Diaries Now
Diary keeping is a tradition dat-
ing to early English history. At
that time a diary was considered
a prime source of record keeping.
With this position it took consid-
erable time for the idea of keep-
ing a combination factual-opinion
containing diary to fade. Cur-
rently the trend is toward less
diaries and more of what may be
termed "appointment journals."
In these appointment journals
students; as well as other adults,
keep a record of hour to hour,
and day to day appointments, con-
ferences, and meetings. Most per-
sons save these appointment jour-

nals, accumulating over a period
of time a definite record of their
everyday life
As to University students, it has
been claimed by many that keep-
ing a formal diary involves too
much time.
Appointment Journal Best
Students prefer the appointment
journal type record. Here they
plot class hours, extra-curricular
activities, meetings, dates, and so-
cial functions. Most appointment
journals contain adequate space
for recording additional data of
interest and value to the indi-
vidual. These include opinions,
important sidelights of the day's
progress, and individual idiosyn-
A sophomore in literary school
said: "I do keep a diary. Some
of it is written in a special code
so others can't read what I'm writ-
Some students thought that
"nothing exciting -ever happens to
me so why should I keep a diary."
And one coed replied, "I stopped
keeping a diary when things start-
ed happening to me." A query as
to what she meant by "things"
went unanswered.
Several coeds expressed similar
opinions. "The reason I stopped
keeping a diary was because my
sister and brother invariably found
a way to open it and I foupd it
Diaries Recall Events
The current belief is "I don't
think I could keep it up faith-
fully, and I really don't know how
truthful I'd be."
Of those students who do keep
formal diaries, the general opinion
was that they provide a way of
recalling events that happened
when they were young. "I have
fun looking back at things I used
to do. It makes me realize how
silly I've been."

U' Hockey
Learn Essentials
As Youngsters
Michigan hockey fans can thank
our neighbors to the north, Can-
ada, for a great deal of the success
that Wolverine hockey teams have
enjoyed in the past.
A large majority of Michigan
hockey players come from Canada,
where the sport is held in the same
prominent spot that baseball oc-
cupies in the United States.
The Canadian youngster learns
to skate and stick handle at about
the same age as a boy in this
country learns to bat a ball. An
extensive amateur program is car-
ried out throughout the Dominion
at various levels, ranging from
Little League for boys of seven
and eight years to Junior Leagues
for those in their late teens.
Most of the competition is on
an independent level, very little
hockey is played in the high
schools. Junior Ontario Hockey
Association leagues are composed
of five or six teams from towns in
a given area and play as many as
70 games a season.
Many high school age players,
however, are not able to take part
in this program because of the
necessity of playing out of town
games on school nights, which
would conflict with their studying.
In addition to these town teams,
there are also inter-city leagues at
the various age levels in most
towns, an di ttsihepes
towns, and it is in these programs
that most of the high school stu-
dents compete. A few schools, too,
do sponsor teams. For instance,
the Wolverines goalie Bill Lucier
and defense man Bob Schiller play-
ed high school hockey at Windsor,
Ontario. But high school teams are
the exception rather than the rule.
Players are well schooled in the
fundamentals of the game in these
leagues. Jimmy Skinner, present
coach of the world champion De-
troit Redwings of the National
Hockey League, coached a junior
team at Windsor before entering
the big time, indicating that the
caliber of coaching is high in these
At the conclusion of the regular
season, playoffs are held in each
province. Championship junior
teams in each league vie for prov-
incial honors, with the winners
squaring off for the Canadian
National Championship. Tis is
similar to the American Legion
and Hearst baseball tournaments
in the United States.
Many of these junior teams are
sponsored by b, league organiza-
tions. For example, the Toronto
Marlboros, last year's national
champions,'are sponsored by the
Toronto Maple Leafs and play all
their games in the Maple Leaf
Gardens. The sponsoring team has
no option on any of the players
on their teams and do this chiefly
to promote hockey among the

7,000 CYCLES:

Cold Hazards
Force Bikes
To Hibernate
In a few weeks, the 7,000 bicycles
on campus will present a seasonal
problem for their owners, as ice
and snow combine to make bike
riding both impractical and dan-
None of the dorms have facilities
for storing bikes indoors. For the
apartment inhabitant, the pros-
pect is sometimes brighter, if a
willing landlady will donate part
of her garage or basement.
Storing Services
Of the five local bicycle dealers,
only two have storing services.
Prices range from fifty cents a
month with a three dollar mini-
mum to a straight $1.35 per month.
The great majority of students
wind up leaving their two-wheelers
out all winter. This is hard on
even the best bike. Owners of
English models find that by spring
the gears have frozen and rusted,
spokes are out of line, and the tires
are usually somewhat damaged.
Student's Solution
The best solution for the student
who finds that he must leave his
bike out all winter is to oil it
thoroughly and cover it with a
rubberized material, as plastic
dries and cracks in cold weather.
Tying the cover on will guarantee
its stability in windy weather.


An evening of Christmas carol
serenading is slated for Universityj
President Harlan H. Hatcher,
women's dormitories, and Ann Ar-
bor Hospitals.
Monday evening, the Air Force
Reserve Officers Training Corps
Band will play a medley of Christ-
mas carols for the fourth year
since its inception in 1951.
Besides the annual serenade for
President Hatcher, the band will
play in front of the women's dorms
on the Hill and Helen Newberry
and Betsy Barbour. Its serenade.
tour will also include local hospi-
Music For Parade
The 46-member AFROTC Band
is conducted by Cadet Master
Sergeant Carl Balduf, '578M. "The
band's specific function is to pro-
vide martial music for the wing
reviews and parades," Balduf said.
"It has been the annual tradi-
tion of the band to perform Christ-
mas carols for the University presi-
dent and women's residences since
the band was organized."
Cadet Albert Elwell, 59E, solo
trumpeter, will be featured in the
Christmas carol serenading. The
band's other soloist is Robert Lau-
er, '56E. Lauer's position is first
Band members who participate

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in the serenading will be feted by
the corps' officers in a get-together
after the evening's performance.
Few Music Majors
Balduf is the only music major
in the band. The Michigan de-
tachment's AFROTC Band is the
largest martial band of its
kind in non-land grant colleges
throughout the United States. It
is noted for its fine musicianship
despite the relatively few parti-
cipatir music majors.
Of the present band, Director
Balduf says: "The band is cur-
rently composed of a fine group
of willing and able men who have
excellent potential."
Home Hockey Games
In the past few years the band
has played at University home
hockey games. It has' not been
determined whether or not the
band will play this year.
The other extra-curricular func-
tion of the band is to give an early
spring broadcast over Radio Sta-
tion WUOM. This broadcast con-
sists mostly of marches.
Responsible for much of the
band's precision marching is Cadet
Major Stanley O. Kennedy, '56, the
band's commanding officer. The
Michigan detachment's Band Tac-
tical Officer is Captain George
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