THE MCHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, ATAY 14, 1957
I'AR t VdW H IHGA AL RDYMY1,1
Ruth Jaffe Acts as Mother, Student
'U' Researchers Propose
Water Law Reformation
By DIANE FRASER
"Just a minute, I'm putting the
baby to bed," Ruth Bassichis Jaffe,
'57, student representative to the
Honors Convocation Committee,
responded in answer to the knock
on the door of her University ter-
Two-week-old Karen yawned a
sleepy acknowledgement to the in-
terruption of her afternoon nap.
"Taking care of the baby is a
full time job," the dark-haired
woman remarked, sitting down on
the couch. Her husband, Dr. Mar-
tin Jaffe, is a resident in internal
medicine at University Hospital.
Mrs. Jaffe is one of this year's
two student representatives on the
See story on Lew Engman,
other Honors Convocation Com-
mittee student representative, on
committee. In addition to the two
students, five faculty members also
serve on the committee.
Chosen by Hatcher
The social studies major was
selected by University President
Harlan Hatcher from a list of five
women recommended by SGC last
spring to serve on the Committee.
The decision was based on partici-
pation In campus activities and
The committee decided on Prof.
Robert F. Goheen, president-elect
of Princeton University, as speak-
er..Mrs. Jaffe believes that he will
be the best speaker they have had
in the four years she has been
Her year as a member on this
committee will be terminated with
a dinner given by President and
Mrs. Hatcher in honor of the
speaker after the Convocation.
Mrs" Jaffe, affiliated with Alpha
Epsilon Phi, is a member of Alpha
Bringing water laws under com-
prehensive state control is the aim
of University legal researchers'
new proposals for dramatic re-
forms in the nation's water laws.
After nearly a year's work, the
Legislative Research Center has
come up with recommendations
designed to help states insure opti-
mum use of their water resources.
The proposals call for creation
of state agencies empowered to
issue short-term licenses for water
use, controlling pollution and ap-
portioning water between users in
emergencies. Adoption by state
legislatures would have important
consequences morally for farmers,
fishermen, and industrialists.
Water Use Rising
State legislators in this area
are faced with skyrocketing con-
sumption of water for industrial
and agrtcultural purposes.
Without water states may face
an abrupt end of their industrial
development programs, be forced
to take emergency action to meet
future shortages, or, because of
inaction, find their powers pre-
empted by the federal government.
The two main types of present
laws are: "riparian" law, prevail-
ing in the East, South, and Mid-
west, and the "prior appropriation"
doctrine, governing water use in
17 states-from North Dakota to
Texas and westward.
Only persons who own land ad-
joining a river, stream or other
water resource-called "ripanians"
-are entitled to its use under "ri-
parian" law. They can have as
much water as they reasonably
need if their use does not inter-
fere with that of other "riparians."
As the University researchers
see it, the trouble with this doc-
trine is that it is extremely diffi-
cult for anyone to know for sure
just how much water he can use
On the other hand, in the West
the first person who puts a river
or stream to good use becomes a
"senior appropriator" and acquires
the right to use the same amount
of water for the same purpose in-
By giving an agency unified au-
thority to govern the use of water,
the University researchers believe
states would be in a better posi-
tion to limit soil erosion, prevent
stream pollution, and exercise
other functions related to the wel-
fare of the state and public health
Harry Wexler, chief scientist foal
the United States Internationall
Geophysical Year Antarctic Pro-
gram will speak on "The Interna-
tional Geophysical Year" at 4:15
p.m. Monday in the Rackham
Wexler, also director of meteo-
rological research for the United
States Weather Bureau, will speak
again at 8 p.m. Monday in the,
east conference room of the Rack-
ham Building. His topic for the
evening lecture wili be, "Some
Aspects of Polar Geophysics."
Together with President Law-
rence Gould of Carleton College,
Northfield, Minn., Wexler spent
over two months in the Antarctic,
Jack Huizenga. a high school
student from Holland, Mich., has
been named the recipient of the
1957 John L. Brumm Scholarship
The award, sponsored by the
Michigan Interscholastic Press As-
sociation, was established in 1939
in honor of John L. Brumm, foun-
der of the MIPA. Brumm directed
the organization from 1923 to
1947, when he retired as chair-
man of the journalism department
of the University.
Hulzenga, editor of his high
school paper, was awarded the
scholarship on the basis of his
ability in scholastic journalism
and his ambition to continue work
in the field.
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ENDS TERM-A year as one of the two student members on the
Honors Convocation Committee will terminate with today's cere-
monies for Ruth Bassichis Jaffe. Following the Convocation, the
honors representative will help at Mrs. Hatcher's open house.
Lambda Delta, Wyvern, Mortar
Board, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi
Beta Kappa. Wednesday she was
initiated into Pi Lambda Theta,
an education school honorary.
Chairman-elect of Interviewing
and Nominating Committee of the
League, she was a member of As-
sembly Association and past pro-
gram chairman of Soph Scandals.
"Now that the baby has arrived,
I'm trying to be a housewife and
take my finals at the same time,"
Mrs. Jaffe remarked.
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