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JGP Cast Rehearses
Annual Musical Show



Human Relations Board Fights Discrimination Against 'U' Students

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comes with the 'test case'" nomically by trying to show him The Board, she explains, is a
Every Thursday noon seven stu- ("Guinea pigs" for it may or may that his business would improve part of SGC in that members must
dents meet in the Union confercnce not be Board membrs, but are if prejudice was lessened, or en-
room to work on an age-old chosen by the board for "integrity couraging him to be a leader in be appointed by that group, but it
problem-eradication of prejudice. and ability to look at the situation the crusade against discrimination.|works autonomously. SGC can call
As members of the Human Rela- objectively.") Progress is slow. (It may take I for review of a case but not inter-
tions Board, established in 1954T weeks, months or even years to fere with Board action.
by the now defunct Student Legis- Three Coeds Participated solve a case, Miss Francis reports) On the whole, Miss Francis says
lature, and fostered by Student These testers, continues Miss sov, ae isFacsrprs ntewoe isFacssy
Governendounciredthytuent Ths iIt's sometimes discouraging - es- earnestly, satisfaction gained from
Government Council, they con . Francis, were three coeds, one pecially when the Board gets a ",seeing a person's attitude change
sider cases Involving discrimina- negro to act as "variable, one complaint in an area where they because he wants it to and know-
tion against University students white as "control" and an ob- though discrimination had been ing you've helped hi mto lessen his
The Board, says Chairman Isa- server. stamped out. prejudice," far outweighs any dis-
bel Francis, deals with discrimina- The results were told to the But members are patient. They appointment
tion in about 10 or twelve Univer- Board by the three participants go back time and time again. "We Attempts to prevent new cases,
sity and Ann Arbor Community and formally written up in reports work in confidence," emphasizes says Miss Francis come from im-
areas - including clothing stores, each prepared. Miss Francis, "Trying to kill fear proved Board communications with
restaurants, beauty shops, or stu- According to plan, the observer, of publicity or injury by what we minority groups on campus and
dent employment and housing. It in casual shopper role was on the do. Still, she adds firmly, "as last University administrative groups
handles on the average of flve alert when the negro coed came resort we reserve the right to take concerned with areas in which dis-
or six new cases a year. . in, browsed around the skirt de- any further steps we see it." crimination may occurds

In the semester that she has Miss Francis rummages thioug
chaired the Board, Miss Francis a bulging briefcase (stuffed with
cites the group's success in ex- accumulated Board material) and
tending relations with Student Re- brings out facts and figures to
ligious Organization, International prove her claim that the University
Students' Association, National As- is "behind other schools" in estab-
sociation for the Advancement of lishing such integration.
Colored People and the O~ficos of Would Benefit Students
Deans of Men and Women.Bd
Board Communications Extended The experience, contend Board
She considers student housing members, would "broaden a stu-
An'c atanlAnAhthmi

one of the "biggst problems" theyj
have worked with. Last year mem-
bers approached the Residence
Halls Board of Governors in an
attempt to encourage "a more]
positive room placement policy"-
one that would have students of
diverse background room together
upon entering the University un-
less they specified otherwise.

dent sbackgrounda a hep hL Uto
get more out of college life."
Reflecting on the progress the
Board has made in its two years of
discrimination fighting, Miss Fran-
cis says they "are only beginning
to make a dent in the problem."
What we need, she adds, "is a
larger committee and most of all,
time, patience and lots of energy."

"PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT"-Members of the JGP dancing
cast rehearse a routine for their opening performance Thursday,
March 21. This annual production is first seen by graduating senior
women at Senior Night and then it is presented for an all-campus
"Let's keep with that music and concentrate on the rhythm!" Such
words echo through practice rooms at the League as the cast for this
year's Junior Girls' Play rehearses. The annual production will make
its debut Thursday, March 21, in Lydia Mendelssohn theatre.
Junior coeds traditionally give the first performance of their
The show is presented before an all-campus audience the following
Friday and Saturday evenings, with a special matinee given on
Saturday afternoon.
play for the graduating senior women during Senior Night festivities.
Junior coeds who would like to serve as ushers for the play may
sign up in the League undergraduate office or attend the first meeting
of this .group at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the League.' This
gives them the opportunity to see their class production.
Sophomore women who are interested in serving on the central
committee for next year's production may obtain a petition at the
League. These petitions are due next Monday at 5 p.m.

Complaint Procedure
Complaints come to the board
from 1) the parties directly con-
cerned, 2) organizations and/or
individuals eye-witness to the in-
justice or interested in the prob-
lem. The party making complaint
can appear before the board, con-
tact a board member, or send a
signed letter.
Miss Francis described a caseI
in which the negro minority group
was involved.
Facts: Board members (thel
Board is currently composed of
five coeds and two men students
with three Ann Arbor businessmen,
and a representative from the Ad-
ministration as advisors) had been
told of a local clothing store's dis-
crimination against a negro coed.)
First Board Action: setting up a
'test case.'
Explains Chairman Francis: "We
never act on a discrimination
charge until we have haq good
proof of its validity. This usually
A mass meeting for this year'st
annual Hillelzapoppin independent
skit has been called for 7:30 p.m.
tomorrow at Hillel.


pa uieiit,.
When the saleswoman asked to
help her, the negro woman replied
that she wanted to try on a skirt.
The saleswoman allowed her only
to hold it up for size. After a short
conversation in which the sales-
woman steadfastly held her
ground, the negro coed refused to
buy the skirt if she couldn't try it
on and left.
'Control' Treated Differently
A few minutes later, the white
"control" entered and went
through a similar routine, but she
was immediately taken to a fitting
room. After trying on several skirts
she left.
Although this might seem con-
clusive evidence, Miss Francis says
that the Board "gives the store
every chance to eliminate any
singular are" and stages several
test cases.
Board action against discrimi-
nation comes under the heading'
'Positive Educational Persuasion.'
This "long handle," laughs the
small, d a r k- h a i r e d chairman,
means simply "reasoning with of-
fenders-trying to make them see
their prejudice and want to re-
move it."
Declares Miss Francis, a gradu-
ate student in guidance and coun-
seling: "It involves psychology
more than anything else. We real-
ize we're working with people
who've had prejudices for a long
time and they're not going to
change overnight.
Find Best Approach
We have to feel them out-find
the best approach." (Professors of
sociology and psychology give
technical advice.)
The reformation team, (usually
a student board member accom-
panied by one of the advisors)
appeals to the guilty party eco-
To take part in the 1957 #
version of Hillelzapoppin.
The- first meeting for the
independent skit will be
Thursday at 7:30. If you
are an independent (frater-
nity and sorority members
will enter their own skits),
come to the Hillel Shapel


The things
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Limited Time Only
SUITS & COATS-$1.00 each
Cash and Carry
629 E. University
(near S. University & East Quad)


Gulantics Wi
The ninth annual Gulantics
Show, featuring campus talent,
makes its bid for public approval
at' 8 p.m., Saturday in Hill Audi-
Eight competitive acts are vy-
ing for first-,prize of $100, second
of $50 and $25 awarded to the
third place winner.
Clark Bedford will be at the
keyboard playing his own ar-
rangement of "Somewhere Over
The Rainbow" and "Lover".
"Miss-Cords", a girls quartet of
Victor Vaughan sophomores, are
going to harmonize "We Three",
"Muskrat Ramble" and "A Good
Man Is Hard To Find".
John Kirkendall makes his
bid for the Gulantics honor with
a baton twirling routine.
"I Can't Say No" and "Boston
Bekinne" will be sung by Marian
Gershan Morningstar plans to
sing "Song of The Wanderer" and
"John Henry", to his own guitar
Dan Pressley hopes to win audi-
ence approval with his singing of
an aria from "Carmen", "I Mar-
ried An Angel", "Somewhere Over
The Rainbow", and "I Got The
World On A String".
To dance his way to the title
honors is the hope of Randy Os-
lund. He has worked up dance
routines to "Jeepers Creepers",
"How High The Moon" and
Twelve voices of the Psurfs will




Feature Campus Talent


blend to renditions of "Dixie",
"Rain", "Slide Trombone" and
"Little Lamb".
Emcees for the show are Dale
Hanson and John Schubeck.
Non-competitive acts are an-
other attraction of the evening's
entertainment. The University

by Sacony

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(Author of "Barefoot Boy With Cheek," etc.)

Glee Club, under the baton of
Prof. Phillip A. Duey, will sing
several songs.
Among their numbers are Wag-
ner's "Chorus Of Returning Pil-
grims", "With A Little Bit Of
Luck" from 'My Fair Lady' and a
humorous song, "The Bum Army".

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Our jewelry selection runs the
gamut-from exciting, inexpensive
modern pieces by Art Smith
to the finest work of Allan Adler
and George Jensen.
Phone NO 8-6779 * 601 East Liberty ,:

off South U.

What is the measure of the well-dressed woman? Certainly not
money. Her fashions have a quiet air of quality, taste. A look
summed up perfectly in this new Sacony suit. The fabric has a
crisp, slubbed "Italian silk" appearance. The shaping is slender
and expensively soft-scissored. Would you really guess the price.
if we didn't tell you? $25

Now in the final months of the school year, one thing
is certain: you and your roommate are not speaking.
But it is not too late to patch things up. Examine the
rift calmly. Search your soul with patience. Perhaps
the fault is yours. Perhaps you are guilty of violating
some of the basic rules of roommate etiquette.
For instance, in decorating your room, have you
forced your preferences on your roommate without re-
gard to his or her tastes? This is a common cause of
friction. Indeed, it once happened to me back in my fresh-
man year when I was sharing a room with a boy named
Rimsky Sigafoos who covered every inch of our wall
with 850 pictures of James Dean.
"Rimsky," I said to him in gentle reproof, "please
don't think me unduly, but I had hoped to put a picture
of my fiancee Mary Beth Thermidor on the wall."
Rimsky examined the picture of my fiancee Mary Beth
Thermidor. "You're kidding, of course," he said and
dropped the picture in the wastebasket.
Well, that got my dander up, and I was mad as a wet
hen till Rimsky gave me a Philip Morris Cigarette.
As we. all know, there is nothing like a mild, natural,
Philip Morris. Treats a man right. No filter, no foolin'!
Anger melts and frowns become smiles with Philip
Morris, all seems right in the world, and no man's hand
is turned against you, nor yours against any man.
So, puffing a pacifying Philip Morris, I forgot all
about Rimsky's slight to Mary Beth Thermidor. In fact,
with her picture out of sight, I soon forgot all about
Mary Beth Thermidor, too, and one night at the Fresh-
man Frolic, spying a round young coed over in a corner,
I came up to her and said with a fetching leer, "Excuse
me, miss. We don't know each other, but I would like
to rectify that sad omission." And she said, "Oh, you
horrid, horrid youth! I am your fiancee Mary Beth
Thermidor." With that she stomped furiously away, and
though I tried to win her back with Philip Morrises, she
was beyond recall. I, utterly shattered, signed on as a
cabin boy with the Cunard Line and am today, aged 53,
the oldest cabin boy on the North Atlantic run.
But I digress. We were talking about roommate eti-
quette. Let us turn now to the matter of share and share
alike. Have you shared everything equally? Drawer
space? Closet space? Study space? And here's one that
often causes trouble - hobby space.


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When, for example, I roomed with Rimsky Sigafoos,
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