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AUGUST 15, 1947



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Million Books
Are Available
In 'U' Library
Study Halls, Reading
Rboms Are Provided
Strategically situated in the
center of campus, the "Libe,"
more formally known as the Gen-
eral Library, puts over 1,200,000
books at the disposal of the stu-
dents of the University.
Students who wish to take out
extra reading books for certain
courses, who want copies of old
exams, or who just want to study
there are accommodated in the
study hall on the first floor.
The main reading room on the
second floor provides reference
books, ranging from the Encyclo-
pedia Britannica to English-Ger-
man dictionaries and a quieter at.-
mosphere for study.
Card Catalogue Explained
The card catalogue, the key to
all the books in the library, and
the circulation desk are also 10-.
cated on the second floor. The al-
phabetically arranged catalogue
contains the information needed
to be filled out on the call slips
provided for that purpose. The
book is brought up from the stacks
upon presentation of the call slip
and identification at the circula-
tion desk.
The Periodical Reading Room
on -the same floor provides inval-
uable information on home town
news and prospective term papers
It contains about 1,400 current
periodicals and newspapers from
large cities throughout the coun-
try, Information on magazine
articles may be found by looking
in the Reader's Guides placed on
the desks. Upon presentation of
a call slip and identification, the
magazine is brought up from the
Study Hall Material.
Collateral reading books for
English, history, and political sci-
ece courses are found on. reserve
in the Angell Hall Study Hall lo-
cated on the north end of the
first floor of Angell Hall. These
books are to be read only in the
study hall and circulate only for
overnight use.
Specialized school and depart-
mental libraries are to be found
all over campus. The Medical
Reading Room, located on the
second floor of the General Li-
brary, has books pertaining to the
fields of medicine and nursing.
The Natural Science Library is on
the second floor of the Natuial
Science Building, the Economics
and Mathematics Library on the
third floor of Angell Hall, the Ed-
ucation School Library at Univer-
sity High School, the Engineering
Library on the second floor of
West Engineering, and the Legal
Research Library is located at the
Law Quadrangle.

Campus Cooperative Houses
Will Open for Fifteenth Year

Performing a vital economic
function and responding to the
need for a development of inter-
racial understanding, campus co-
operative houses continue for the
fifteenth year to operate under
the principles evolved in Roch-
dale, England, a century ago.
A milestone was passed in ICC
history last summer when the
Council adopted a plan to equal-
ize costs among members, mark-
ing the end of the experimental
Text Library
Lends Books
To Students
The University Textbook Lend-
ing Library, founded in 1938,
serves the Michigan student in
need. of financial aid by lending
him otherwise expensive textbooks.
In the nine years of its func-
tioning, the Library has increased
its collection more than 600 per
cent. Not only' are textbooks lent
from the existing supply, but if
the need is judged great enough,.
books are purchased in response
to strident requests.
The Library depends mostly
upon gifts to increase its collec-
tion. Alumni, students who have
been helped by the library, and
those students who, rather than
sell their books at the end of the
term, have contributed them to
the library. Another principal
source of supply is the lost and
found department, which also
contributes unclaimed slide rules.
Gifts of books and money con-
tinue to be the main source of
enlarging the library. Even obso-
lete books are of use since they
can be sold and the proceeds used
for new books.
Wins Praise
Peter Lisagor, graduate of the
University in 1939 and former
staff member of The Daily, was
singled out for praise recently for
his work on the Chicago Daily
The praise came in the report of
the special Illinois house of Rep-
resentatives committee on mental
institutions. It said, in part, "We
do recognize and , compliment the
splendid efforts of the press and
various correspondents, and par-
ticularly the Chicago Daily News
and its splendid writer, Peter Lis-
agor, for their fine assistance."

stage in cooperative living,ac-
cording to Tarik Ataman, Council
A yearly budget providing for
centralized payment on five cam-
pus co-ops is pending final ap-
Campus Co-op houses were first
organized in the depths of the de-
pression and were the means by
which many students were en-
abled to remain in school. By
renting a house and doing their
own food-purchasing, cooking,
and cleaning they were able to
effect great savings.
For Men and Women
Today, there are five cooperative
houses on campus, three for'girls
and two for men. They have band-
ed together to form the Inter-
Cooperative Council (ICC), which
serves as the executive organiza-
tion for the group. The Council
meets semi-monthly to formulate
long-range policies and thrash out
immediate problems.
The physical set-up at the vari-
ous houses is much the same as
that developed by the hardy pio-
neers who introduced the plan on
campus. In each house a presi-
dent, a treasurer and various
other officers are elected by the
house members. House work is
apportioned equitably among the
group. House meetings are called
at frequent intervals to discuss
matters that arise in the day-by-
day process of running the house.
Group purchasing has long been
an important factor in campus co-
operative economy. By integrating
their menus and pooling their
purchases co-ops have been able
to effect the savings inherent in
mass buying. An ICC purchaser
studies the food situation and
plans a buying program which
will yield the ultimate in nutri-
tion, palatability and economy.
Social, Educational Programs
Apart from the purely func-
tional aspects of co-op life, there
is a welding together of the entire
group through a series of social
and educational programs.
Prominent guest speakers are
often invited to co-op suppers.
They remain to lead forums on
various aspects of co-op life. So-
cial gatherings are another fea-
ture of co-op life. Buffet lunches
are served and there is usually
some dancing.
The Michigan cooperative
houses pride themselves on the
complete absence of racial or re-
ligious bias in the organization,
and in co-ops, today, the members
are of many races, religions and
creeds. When a new student ap-
plies for membership either as a
boarder or a roomer in co-ops,
the personnel committee judges
him solely on his merits as an in-
The criterion for admittance is
the newcomer's ability to adjust
himself to, and to add to the ef-
ficiency of the organization. The
successful co-oper quickly gains
an insight into the particular
problems represented by the mem-
bers of different groups.

Open Annual
Fall Concerts
Choral Union Series
To Commence Oct. 8
Zinka Milanov, noted soprano,
will open this year's Choral Union
series Oct. 8, as the first concert
of the University music series tra-
ditionally climaxed by the May
The program will include ten
Choral Union series concerts, an
extra series of five concerts, the
annual Chamber Music Festival
and the Christmas performance
of Handel's "Messiah."
The Chicago Symphony Orches-
tra, under the direction of Artur
Rodzinski will appear in the sec-
ond concert Oct. 26.
November Concerts
The November concerts include
Daniel Ericourt, pianist, Set
Svanholm, tenor and the West-
minster Choir under the direction
of Dr. John Finley Williamson.
The Boston Symphony Orches-
tra, directed by Serge Koussevit-
sky, will appear Dec. 8, with
Myra Hess, pianist, scheduled for
Jan. 10.
Also included in the series are
the Detroit Symphony Orchestra,
Karl Krueger, conductor, Feb. 23;
George Enesco, violinist, Mar. 2;
and the Cincinnati Symphony Or-
chestra, directed by Thor John-
son, Mar. 18.
Patrice Munsel, soprano, will
open the extra concert series Oct.
George Szell will conduct the
Cleveland Orchestra in a concert
Nov. 9 and Serge Jaroff and his
Don Cossack chorus will appear
Dec. 2.
The Minneapolis Symphony Or-
chestra, Dmitri Mitropoulos, con-
ductor, will appear Feb. 15, with
Alexander Brailowsky, pianist
scheduled for March 10.
Accept Mail Orders
Mail orders for both series are
being accepted now.
The traditional performances of
Handel's "Messiah" will be given
Dec. 13 and 14. Frances Yeend,
soprano; Mary Van Kird, con-
tralto; Harold Haugh, tenor;
Mark Love, bass; the University
Choral Union and a special sym-
phony orchestra will present the
The eighth annual Chamber
Music festival will be held Jan.
16 and 17 in the lecture hall of
the Rackham Building. The Pag-
anini string quartet, which in-
cludes Henri Teminanka, Gustave
Rosseels, Robert Courte and Rob-
ert Maas, will be heard in Ann
Arbor for the first time at the
The annual May Festival has
been scheduled for April 29, 30,
May 1 and 2.
Drake University's definition of
a blind date-It's like a bee, either
you get stung or you get a honey.

The Association of University
of Michigan Scientists, now in its
second year of existence, was
founded as a result of the pressure
of events which had forced sci-
entists into politics much against
their natural inclinations and
The scientists, numbering about
140, express in their constitution
their aim to achieve "the best pqs-
sible utilization of scientific re-
search for the welfare of man-
kind" and have taken an active
part in political and scientific
matters since their first meeting
on Jan. 14, 1946.
The development of atomic en-
ergy was one of the chief matters
which concerned the organiza-
tion, but actually a much broad-
er field of interaction between
the influence of science and socie-
ty have been involved. The as-
sociation feels that national
and international welfare depend
greatly on the proper use and con-
trol of scientific discoveries and
that every new revelation may
change the course of history.
In the past year the organiza-
tion had hoped to carry on an in-
tensive campaign of education on
the campus and the surrounding
area so that as many as possible
could be well-informed on the
critical issues and could act ac-
cordingly. But the very limited
support and enthusiasm encount-
ered have necessarily forced a
limitation of the program to meet-
ings among the membership for
self education.

Association of 'U' Scientists
Works for Good of Mankind

In accordance with the above
program, the associationthas many
speakers from the scientific and
social science fields address the
membership at its bi-monthly
meetings. The association also
sent a letter of endorsement of
David E. Lilienthal as chairman
of the Atomic Energy Committee
when his appointment was being
hotly debated on the Senate floor.
As part of the plan to acquaint
people with the implications of
scientific legislation, the associa-
tion's meetings have been open
to all. The only requirement for
membership in the organization
is an A.I. degree in science, or
equivalent, and experience in sci-
entific research or teaching,
May Lunch in
Quonset Huts.
Two quonset huts on East Uni-
versity are now open for the con-
venience of students who bring
their lunch on campus.
The huts, open from 9 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. weekdays and from 7:30
a.m. to 11:30 a.m, Saturdays, are
available during the day for study
purposes and as a waiting room for
Willow Village buses.
One hut has a lunch counter
which serves hot coffee and milk
from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays
through Fridays, while the other
hut has lunch tables and is pro-
vided with lighting facilities for

and H. R. Knickerbocker (bottom row left to right) will debate
on the subject "Can Russia Be Part of One World?" in the lecture
series. Jacques Cartier (top row left) will present "Theatre Cav-
alcade" and Rear-Admiral Richard E, Byrd (top row right) will
describe his career as an explorer.
Oratorical Association Will
Present Famous Lecturers

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Noted speakers in the fields of,
drama, government, exploration
and literature will be included in
the 1947-8 Oratorical Association
annual lecture series at Hill Aud-
Walter Duranty and H. R.
Knickerbocker, Pulitzer Prize win-
ners in journalism will debate on
the subject "Can Russia Be Part
of One World?" on Oct. 23. Dur-
anty has spent twenty years in
the Soviet Union as a foreign cor-
respondent and has written num-
erous books on the country in.-
cluding "The Kremlin and The
People," "USSR," and "Duranty
Reports Russia." Knickerbocker,
Service Plans
'C FM Station
Since its beginning in 1923, the
University Broadcasting Service
has grown from a tiny home-made
transmitter operated by engineer-
ing students to an organization
which is currently planning to
broadcast 17 programs weekly over
local commercial outlets.
Latest step in the Broadcasting
Service's program of planned ex-
pansion is its venture into the
field of frequency - modulation
broadcasting. New equipment pur-
chased by the University FM sta-
tion, now under construction, was
used for the first time in the pres-
entation of the opera "Carmen"
over WPAG-FM on Saturday eve-
ning, August 9. This was the first
of many programs which are
planned to be presented from
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, and
the University Auditorium.
Inviting to new students is the
new University Radio Guild, or-
ganized under the sponsorship of
the Broadcasting Service. In this
organization, which is open to the
entire student body students may
get practice in all the fundamen-
tals of presenting a radio pro-

whom Alexander Woolcott called1
"The Richard Harding Davis of
our times" has had 25 years of
experience in reporting world
Jacques Cartier, America's one-
man theatre will present his new
piece, "Theatre Cavalcade" Nov.
26. He will trace acting from the
days of Euripedes, through Shake-
speare, Moliere, and the Moscow
Art Theatre up to the present
stage and screen stars.
Rear-Admiral Richard E: Byrd,
explorer and pioneer in the field
of adventure, will describe his long'
career as an aviator and explor-
er Nov. 20' .
Shakespearean Actress
Miss Jane Cowl, star of the
American stage, will present a lec-
ture-recital of the modern thea-
tre Nov. 25. Miss Cowl, vividly-
remembered for her characteriza-
tions in "Romeo and Juliet,"
"Twelfth Night" and "Old Ac-
quaintance," will include drama-
tic scenes from her many plays in
her recital.
Jan. 13, Julien Bryan, leading
creator of documentary films of
history in the making, will pre-
sent "Russia Revisited," a full-
length color film photographed
during the past few months, and
the only one of its kind.
John Mason Brown, associate
editor of the "Saturday Review of
Literature," will speak Jan. 22 on
"Broadway in Review," an exciting
and penetrating story of the lat-
est plays.
Foreign Policy Lecture
The concluding lecture, Feb. 10,
will be given by the Hon. Arthur
Bliss Lane, former ambassador to
Poland. His subject will be "Our
Foreign Policy-Right Or Wrong?"
The Oratorical Association will
maintain its former price policy.
Mail orders are being accepted in
3211 Angell Hall and tickets will
be mailed Sept. 15.




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