SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2S, '1953
T.H.E MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1955 TIlE MICHiGAN DAILY
ESTABLISHED IN 1930:.
'U' Press To Get New Office Building
The building under construction
on Maynard Street, scheduled for
completion January 1, will house
offices of the University of Michi-
The ground floor of the build-
ing will be occupied by the man-
agerial, sales, promotion, produc-
tion, and designing offices of the
Press. The office of the Publica-
tions Distribution Service, Univer-,
sity-wide shipping and billing
agency of the University publica-
tions will also be on they first
The second floor will house the
Press editorial offices.
There will be no printing presses
in this building-the Press, in spite
of its name, has no presses. It is
the University's publisher rather
Its function is the selection of
manuscripts, and the distribution
of printed books rather than their
manufacture; whic his done else-
The University has, of course,
a printing plant, now housed in
the "University Press" building
also on Maynard Street, which was
given to the University in 1932 by
ARCHITECT'S DRAWING of t
Press building now under const
Dexter M. Ferry, Jr., distinguished
alumnus. The plant will soon
move its presses to new and larger
quarters on North Campus.
However, the publishing depart-
ment of the University, the Press,
Hardmeyer To Play in Music
School Concert at Hill Tuesday
Willy Hardmeyer, Swiss concert . 4 it
organist, will appear at 8:30 Tues-.
day in Hill Auditorium, sponsored
by the School of Music.
Hardmeyer's recital will include
compositions by Purcell, John
Blow, Dom. Zipoli, Frescobaldi,
Bach, Franck, Liszt, Conrad Beck,
Bernhard Reichel and Bernard
The concert will be open to the
public without charge.
Born in Zurich in 1919, Hard-
meyer studied organ, piano and
conducting with Ernst Isler and
Dr. Volkmar Andreae at the Zur-
ich Conservatory, followed by a
'U' Choral Group
Tryouts for membership in the
University Choral Union, main-
tained by the University Musical
Society, are now being held.
Appointments for auditions may
be made at the offices of the Mu-
scial Society in Burton Tower or
by telephone, N9O 8-7531.
Last year's chorus members will
be readmitted wtihout auditions,
but must fill out application cards
at the offices of the Society by
The Choral Union participates
in two performances of Handel's
"Messiah" in December, under the
direction of Lester McCoy. It also
r appears in two May Festival con-
certs with the Philadelphia orches-
tra under the baton of Thor John-
son. Rehearsals are held Tuesday
Members with good attendance
records are issued courtesy passes
to the Choral Union Concert Se-
ries and the May Festival concerts.
Positions in the string section of
the University Symphony Orches-
tra are now being filled.,
Conducted by Josef Matt, the
orchestra is offered for one hour's
credit to all students.
Anyone interested may contact
Blatt at 214 Hill.
yeari wLI n arcei i upre in aris .
Since 1938 he has been organist of
the Protestant church of Zurich-
Author of the book "The Art of
Organ Building in Switzerland,"
Hardmeyer has appeared in Ger-
many, Holland, France, Austria
and Italy." He has been called
"the Bach interpreter." ,
AA High School
Next step in- the stalled nego-
tiations between city and Univer-
sity over sale of the Ann Arbor
High School will be taken Oct.
3 in the form of an open hearing
at city hall,
The University has offered for
$1,400.000 to convert the building
for usage as the romance lang-
'uage, social work, and other de-
partments of the literary college.
The University proposal would en-
conpass the closing of Thayer
Street between Washington and
The city opposed the move to
close Thayer Street, claiming it
would further congest the already
tangled campus parking and traf-
fic conditions. The city is willing
to pass on the sale if the Uni-
versity will offer assurance that
Thayer Street will be re-opened if
need is acute. No action has been
taken as yet on the proposal..
New Credit Opera
An all-campus Opera Chorus
for credit is now being formed,
under the direction of Josef Blatt,
director of opera production.
The chorus, offered for one
hour of credit, will meet from 5 to
5:45 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and
Wednesdays at 214 Hill. The chor-
us will perform scenes and whole
Interested persons may attend
one of the rehearsals and speak
'to either Blatt or Edwin L. Glick.
the new University of Michigan
truction on Maynard Street.
has not had a home so far. When
it moves into the new building,
financed in part by the Michigan
Alumni Fund, it will be assembled
under one roof for the first time
in its history.
The University of Michigan
Press is governed .by a Committee
on Scholarly Publications which
has the authority to reject or ac-
cept manuscripts for publication
and to institute or discontinue
series; a Committee on Official
Publications . which handles Uni-
versity announcements; and an
The Press was established as
such in 1930 though the Univer-
sity has been issuing scholarly
publications since 1858 when it
published a set of astronomical
tables by the University's first
professor of astronomy.
'U' Choirs Set
The new schedules for the three
University choirs have been an-
nounced by Prof. Maynard Klein,
director of the choirs.
The three choirs, Michigan
Singers, Bach Choir and Univer-
sity Choir, are offered for one
hour's credit in many University
chools and colleges.
University, Choir, 400 voices,
meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in
Auditorium A, Angell Hall.
Michigan Singers, 48 to 52
voices, is selected from the Uni-
versity Choir and meets at 4 p.m.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri-
days in Auditorium D, Angell
Hall. Women will also meet at 4
p.m. Tuesdays and men at 4 p.m.
Bach Choir, also selected from
the University Choir, meets at 3
p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fri-
days in Auditorium D, Angell Hall.
Women and men meet separately
at 3 p.m. alternate Tuesdays.
Anyone interested in becoming
a member of the choir should at-
tend the first reliersal and see
Prof. Klein afterwards.
The University Choir Christmas
concert will be held December 13
in Hill Auditorium. They will pre-
sent Ralph Vaughan-Williams'
Christmas oratorio "Hodie". The
annual Lent oratorio will be Ber-
lioz' ,"Requiem". They will also
give a spring concert.
Sundown today begins Yom
Kipur, the holiest day of the Jew-
ish religious year.
Yom Kipur, the Day of- Atone-
ment, marks the tenth day after
the beginning of the Jewish New
Year, calculated according to a
Jewish lore place New Year's
day, Rosh Hashanah, as the day
on which God judges man. On
Yom Kipur the judgement is seal-
ed, but it is also the day when fdr-
giveness can be asked.
Ten Penentential Days
The ten days that pass between
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kiper
have come to be known as the Ten
Penetential Days of the year. Tre
prayers during this period cul-
minate with the Kol Nidre evening
prayer that opens Yom Kipur.
The day of Atonement is un-
usual in the Jewish religious cal-
ender in that it embodies elements
ob both a fast and feast day.
Eating and drinking are prohib-
ited during the day as is custo-
mary on public fast days. How-
prevails, with ceremonies begin-
ever, a certain holiday mood also
ning on the evening before in the
tradition of festival days.
The Kol Nidre service will be
held 7 p.m. today in Rackham
Lecture Hall with Prof. William
Haber of the economics depart-
ment as the featured speaker.
Prof. Ronald Freedman of the;
sociology department will be the
Conservative services will be
held 9 a.m. tomorrow in the
League Ballroom with P r o f.
Freedman as cantor. Reform ser-
vice will be held at 10 a.m. in;
Rackham Ampitheatre and will
include a choir under the direction
of Edward Glick, Grad.
Tomorrow and Tuesday, faculty
members and other employes of
the University will either accept or
reject Social Security coverage of
All participants of the Teachers'
Insurance Annuity Association or
the Michigan Employes' Retire-
ment Plan as of June 1, 1955, are
eligible to vote in the referendum
being conducted by the adminis-
Since the 1954 amendments to
the Federal Social Security Act
initiated coverage for state uni-
versities having their own separate
retirement systems, it is necessary
that a vote be taken to determine
if a majority of members of the
current University plans approve
of participation in Social Security.
An affirmative vote will mean
immediate entrance intq the plan
retroactive to Jan. 1, 1955, the date
for the start of extended coverage
under the 1954 amendments.
A negative vote will not affect3
the continuance of the current re-
tirement plans. If deemed advis-
able by the Regents, another vote
may be requested after a 12 month
Administration officials warn
that failure to vote in the referen-
dum is actually a vote against
entrance into Social Security inas-
much as acceptance of the plan
,ails for a "yes" vote from a major-
ity ofthose eligible to vote, not
merely a majority of those voting.
If the plan is accepted, all em-
ployes of the University, excepting1
students and a limited number of
others, will be taxed through reg-
ular payroll deductions.
Taxing period will begin on Jan-
uary 1 of each year, and the rate
wlli be two percent on the first
$4,200 of the employee's salary, or
a maximum annual tax of $84.
Taxing retroactive to the first
of this year will assure greatest
possible coverage for both retire-
ment and insurance benefits.
Collection of back taxes, if the
plan is accepted, will be made in
equal installments from the em-
ployee's October, November and
Social Security coverage offers
two kinds of benefits: retirement
payments and insurance.
Retirement benefits would accrue
after age 65 to the employee and/
or his spouse.
Insurance payment would be paid
to the employee's widow and his
children up to 18 years of age.
Approval of the extension of
Social Security was given by the
Regents after the State legislature
passed on the Federal amendments.
On approving the extension, the
Regents decided that it would be
advisable to continue the equities
of both current University retire-
ment plans. In event of a change
in Social Security tax rates, this
decision would be reviewed.
* Approximately 1,200 TIAA mem-
bers and 3,500 ERP members are
eligible to vote at one of the 29
polling places listed in the supple-
ment contained in today's Daily.
Lane Hall to Hold
Lane Hall will hold the first of
its traditional weekly folk dancing
get-togethers tomorrow from 7:30
to 10 p.m.
Social Security Referendum
Set for 'U' Emuployes_Vote
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