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Terminal Remains


Road For Style Changes
Pioneered by 'Journalist'

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(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first
in a series of two articles on the
:_Ann, Arbor Railroad Terminal.)
Trains came and go, people
change, times change, but Ann
Arbor's railroad station remains
the same.
Built in 1886, the small gray
brick building down the hill from
the foot of State Street has re-
mained oblivious to its surround-
Ings for years. While horse-drawn
carriages have evolved into auto-
mobiles and nearby buildings and
brush have disappeared, the 69-
year-old terminal is still the same
Actually, the terminal is com-
posed of three buildings. On either
side of the main depot, connected
by a roofed platform, are two
small buildings where the offices
of the baggage and express de-
partments are located.
Outsides Unchanged
Since the construction of the
terminal, the outsides of the build-
ings have been free from change.
_.Colored windows high on the walls
andthe dark, dirty stones of the
walls are all the same as the day
they were built, but just a little
Only a phone, a direct line to
a taxi cab company, has been
added to the front of the terminal.
The train station is unusual in
not having the additions or new
buildings so common on the Uni-
versity campus, just a short walk
Surroundings Changed
However, while the building has
gone unchanged, its surroundings
today are quite different from
those of 69 years ago.
Where there was once a rug
emporium across the tracks at the
rear of the terminal, today there
are more tracks and more open
space. Trees and brush which used
to be thick around the buildings is
gone or thinned out now.
A wooden carriage bridge across
the tracks to the west of the
building has, long since been re-
placed by the present four-lane
auto bridge.
Additions Made
Inside the station, however,
change is very evident. Chewing
gum machines, package-checking
lockers, and telephones are addi-
tions which have been made over
the years.
Benches forthe waiting room
are also new along with recently
remodeled rest rooms.
On the other side of the station's
main room, one sees immediately
that the ticket counters are all
recent modifications. About five
Austrian Film
Set For Today
Brought from the Austrian Em-
bassy in Washington, D.C., a five
part film "Salzburg World Thea-
tre" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. to-'
day in Rackham Amphitheater.
"Salzburg Land" depicts the
province of Salzburg, Austria and
its capital, Salzburg which for cen-
turies was the seat of culture for
central Western Europe.
"Salzburg's History and Its
Monuments" features not only the
famous monuments, but shows the
evolution of the city as well.
Part three will show "Jeder-
mann," the traditional play given
each year at the Salzburg festival.
The most outstanding actors in
Europe are chosen for this play
which is held on the steps of the
Cathedral of Salzburg.
The final part of the film will

show the international character
of the festival which music lovers
from all over the world attend.
Sponsored by the International
Students Association, the film is
being shown to the public with no
admission charge.
Peter Chlodwig Frick, a pre-med
student, from Austria, will trans-
late the German titles and emcee
the program.;

-Daily-John Htrtzel
ANN ARBOR RAILROAD STATION-Surroundings of the local railroad terminal depicted above
50 years ago

"The Michigan Journalist,"v
unique laboratory ,newspaper pub-
lished by the journalism depart-
ment, has pioneered many journal-
istic practices now generally ac-
cepted by the press throughout the
Students in journalism receive
experience in writing and editing
an actual newspaper by working
on the Journalist. It acts as a
testing ground for new concepts.
Prof. Dean C. Baker, faculty
advisor to the Journalist, ex-
plained, "Our ideas of content and
definition of news are now found
in the press." The Journalist was
one of the ffirst papers to make
major use of the background story
and interviews with authorities in
important fields.
Originated By Mauer
The Journalist was originated 29
years ago by, Prof. Wesley H.
Maurer, chairman of the Depart-
ment of Journalism.. At first it
had no financial support and was
published by local newspaper com-
panies as a service to the Univer-
sity. However, it is now listed on
the departmental budget.
Within the last five years its
circulation has increased from
2,500 to over 6,000.
Michigan's Department of Jour-
nalism is the only one in the coun-
try which has such a program.
Four faculty members supervise
the work. Besides Prof. Mauer
and Prof. Baker, Prof. Karl; F.
Zeisler and Prof.. James C. Mac-
Donald use the paper as part of
their teaching program.
Has Student Value
"Its value to students is that it
gives them an opportunity to draw,
knowledge on all kinds of sub-
jects," Prof. Baker said. "Jour-
Air Society
To Entertain
Top-rated campus talent will
entertain patients at Veterans
-Hospital tonight at 8:30 p.m. un-
der the sponsorship of the Arnold
Air Society.
Co-chairman of the annual af-
fair William Wilson, '56, said that
last -year's winner of Gulantics,
'the Psurfs, will be featured in the
With George Corey, '56, as mas-
ter of ceremonies, other acts in-
clude a comedy team of Rob Prost,
'57, and John Schubeck, '57, and
the Doil-Weevil Jazz Band along
with he Singing Scotties.
The honorary organization has
invited all Air Force ROTC cadets
to take part in the evening's activi-
tis, which will include refresh-
ments served by a number of
girls from various sororities on

nalism should be an integrating
force in student studies and inter-
est in current affairs."
One of the more recent experi-
ments tried by the Journalist was
an issue in which the pages were
bound together horizontally in-
stead of vertically. This format
was devised by the late Prof. Her-
man F. Brandt.
Prof. Brandt's system would
make it simpler to read the inside
pages of the paper while standing,
or sitting where there is no table
on which to place the paper.
Initiated News Comment
Another experiment launched
recently was having each news
story followed by a short editorial
comment. The editorials were
clearly labeled as such and the
usual editorial page was omitted.
The Journalist has conducted
several campaigns during its his-
tory. A 1933 study by the Journal-
ist.of tax delinquency is credited
with leading to a revision of tax
laws in Birmingham and High-
land Park, Mich.
Talks Begin
Prof. Frank Huntley, of the
English department, will speak on
"Christianity and Intellect - A
Contradiction?" today in Audi-
torium A, Angell Hall, at 4:15 p.m.
g The Interguild is sponsoring
the lecture, first in a series of
The topic is of special interest
to Prof. Huntley, whose parents
were medical missionaries in the
Orient, where he was born. He
lived in China for 17 years and in
Japan for six years.
After receiving his BA degree
from Oberlin, he went to the Uni-
versity of Chicago for his PhD.
His teaching career at the Uni-
versity of Michigan began during
the war, when most teachers were
not doing what they had been
trained to do.
Dr. Huntley came here to teach
Japanese in the Japanese Area and
Language program fob the Army
and Navy. When the war was
over, he worked for awhile in the
Political Science department.
Breaking into his major field in
1946, he was made an associate
professor in the English depart-
ment, and last June was promoted
to full professor.
Prof. Huntley enjoys teaching
17th-century English, and calls the
17th century "the last century of
Christianity." Right now he is
doing research on Thomas Browne,
who wrote during that time.

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-Daily-John Hirtzel
.. . have changed considerably. The station today, however, functions exactly as before.

years ago, the new booths, along
with fluorescent lights, were in-
stalled in the ticket department,
which is a sharp contrast to the
rest of the building.
Prices Differ
Prices of 'tickets sold at these
counters have changed, too. Al-
though very high at tw ti4ie the
depot was first built, prices have.
dropped sharply. During the last
several years, however, prices have
been going up.
Train times, too, have changed.
It takes four-hours-and-a-half to
go to Chicago today, while it took
nearly twice that in the early days
of Ann Arbor's depot.
A recent announcement by the
Club Charters
Airport .Bus
On Friday the Willowhoppers
will be greased up and ready to
carry students from Ann Arbor to
Willow Run Airport.
The Willowhoppers are chartered
buses sponsored by the Wolverine
Club to provide students with eco-
nomical transportation to the air-
port for the holidays.
The Wolverine Club makes little
or no profit on. this project as its
main goal is to help students keep
traveling expenses at a minimum.
The price is one dollar per person,
paid upon entering the bus.,
Willowhoppers will pick up
passengers at 2:30 and 4:20 p.m.
in front of the Union and 2:40 and
4:30 p.m. in front of Alice Lloyd
Dormitory. The buses will arrive
at Willow Run at 3:20 and 5:15

railroad of a super-modern train as the trains come and go.
to operate between Detroit and The great stones that have held
Chicago means ,this time will be up the building since 1886 con-
cut even more. The new train's tinue to do so. As Ticket Agent
time will be three-and-a-half Joe Hashey said, referring to the
hours, cutting the Ann Arbor- stone and woodwork of the build-
Chicago time to two-and-a-half ing, "You couldn't even buy that
hours. stuff now."
But while ticket prices change Hashey totaled the feelings of
and trains increase speed, Ann the railroad people about the sta-
Arbor's train station rests un- tion. "It's beautiful the way it is,"
changing, trembling only slightly he said.

(Continued from Page 4)
University of Michigan Woodwind
Quintet, Nelson Hauenstein, flute, Al-
bert Luconi, clarinet, Florian Mueller,
oboe, Clyde Carpenter, French horn,
and Lewis Cooper, bassoon, 8:30 tonight,
Rackham Lecture Hall. Three first-
performances in Ann Arbor: Trio No. 2
for flute, oboe and clarinet, by Henri
Zagwijn, Quintet, Op. 35, by Sparre
Olsen, and Quintet by Jean Francaix.
Concertaopen to the general public
without charge.
Placement Notices

Thurs., Dec. 15:
Dixon Sinatology, Inc., Div. of Jos. B.
Dixon Crucible Co., Stamford, Conn.-
Assistant to Chief Tool Designer.
For appointments contact the Engrg.
Placement Office, 347 w. E., Ext. 2182.
V. A. Hospital, Downey, Ill., has a
vacancy for a Librarian, GS-6 level.
Kansas State Civil Service announces
an examination for Budget Analyst I
and II, open to any citizens of U.S.
who have B.A. or M.A. in Public Admin.,
Bus. Admin., or Industrial Engineering.
Harris Trust and Savings Bank, Chi-
cago, Ill., extends an invitation to visit
the bank to all 1956 graduates living
in the Chicago area. The program in-
cludes a tour through the bank and

Representatives from the following opportunities to talk with officers in
will be at Engrg.: the various divisions.
Wed., Dec. 14: For information contact the Bureau
Sangamo Elect. Co., Springfield, Ill.- of Appointments, 3528 Admin. BIdg.,
all levels in Elect., Mech., and Ind. E. ext. 371.
t Sra; ,4go/yC oyme 4'6~eyhounoin
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last year when my room-
mate and I began thinking
about our futures in the
business world. Neither of
us had seen the placement
director; so we went to talk
with him.
"We found out about
many varied and excellent
opportunities for liberal arts
graduates in the Life Insur-
ance industry.
"Iwas particularly in-
terested in the Mortgage
and Real Estate phase of
insurance. A Field Super-
visor in this work has been
thoroughly trained by the
Company to evaluate
residential and business
properties, as well as the
various business, social and
economic factors affecting
such loans. Thereafter, he
assumes the kesponsibility
for supervising'theloans and
Real Estate held by the
Company, in a geographic
area, and for the acquisition
of new business thru cor-
respondents, brokers and
company representatives.
"To get the details of this
and other such interesting
opportunities, consult your
Placement Director or write
Mr. Philip Yost at Con-

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