THEI MTlCHWAN MDAT
SATUDAY, JULY 29, 1950
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Library Repairs Blamed
On Ann Arbor Weather
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Ann Arbor weathe"r is the in-
direct cause of the ripping and
wrecking being carried on in front
of the General Library.
According. to Walter M. Roth,
superintendent of plant service,
frost action has pushed the stones
At Front Again
In Korean Uniform
By DON WHITEHEAD
WITH AMERICAN TROOPS IN
KOREA - (W) - Old "Bed-Check
Charlie" is back again at the fight-
ing front and in the rear areas.
The veterans of World War II
will remember Charlie. He was the
enemy pilot who always came.
snooping around after dark as if
to see that everybody was tucked
into his blanket or foxholes.
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WHEN Bed-Check Charlie wore
a German uniform, he patrolled
North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and
then kept late hours across Eur-
ope. He would come droning over
in the- darkness and you would lie
there and wonder if he were look-
ing for you this time with a stick
Well, Bed-Check Charlie was
back again the other night-this
time in the uniform of a North
Korean, I suppose.
He slipped through the Ameri-
can night air patrols and came ov-
er at less than 500 feet to plop a
fire bomb in our area.
HE PROBABLY returned home
north of the 38th parallel and re-
ported: "We slaughtered 'em, Boss.
There was a -great explosion and
flames shot into the air for hun-
dreds of feet. I must have hit an
Actually, old Bed-Check put
his bomb smack in the middle of
an empty courtyard. The most
damage he did was to interrupt
the snores of correspondents and
get a South Korean fire depart-
ment out of bed.
It was a puny effort, but it made
me thankful once again that the
American flyboys rule the air al-
most completely over Korea.
Bed-Check C h a r 1 i e wouldn't
da;e stick his nose out during the
day. Not with those jet shooting
stars and F-51s roaring through
the skies, giving the fighting
troops magnificent air support.
as much as four inches out of
WHILE THIS may have been
unnoticed or ignored by most cas-
ual observers, it was more than a
triffling technicality to members
of the photostatic department of
With their offices located di-
rectly below the library's front
platform, they became highly
conscious of the fact, every time
that it rained.
Roth assured those of little
faith, that the building would not
be permanently bereft of its front
steps. As soon as the water-proof-
ing operation is completed, the
paving blocks will be returned to
their original positions.
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THOSE WHO REALLY want to,
can still get into the library
through the side door.
The little red machine with
the tractor tread feet and the
prongs in front that is lifting
the paving blocks from the plat-
form, and piling them neatly, is
called a Hi-Lo Lift, Roth de-
Similar repairs were made last
year at Rackham.
Another recent manifestation of
the University's step-conscious-
ness, are the rubber strips on the
marble staircase of Angell Hall.
LANSING - Licensed drivers in
Michigan henceforth will not be
required to pass written or oral
tests when renewing permits un-
der a change ofipolicy announced
by State Police Commissioner
Donald S. Leonard.
Persons seeking their first li-
censes, willshave to pass all tests
as in the past.
The changeover, Leonard said,
will enable drivers license exami-
ners to devote more time to begin-
Those renewing licenses will be
forced to pass vision, color and
hearing tests, however.
The abbreviated tests for licens-
ed drivers will not affect the sus-
pension, revocation or restriction
of licenses of drivers who build up
Newscaster Hits Richards
LOS ANGELES-(P)-A former
newscaster at KMPC said yester-
day that station owner G. A. Ri-
chards once had a minister talk
to the news staff on ways to
OVERWEIGHT-Sgt. Lawrence Majowski looks on with dismay
as he uses two scales to weigh 331 pound Karol Hays, 23, of Wash-
ington, Ill., at the Chicago induction center. One regular 300 pound
scale wouldn't do the trick, so two were used and the totals added.
Despite 120 pounds of excess weight, his enlistment was approved.
CARS ROLL TODAY:
Mother Gives Advice
To Derby Contestant
An evening cruise on the De-
troit River will be sponsored by
the Voice of Christian Youth Mon-
day with the Grace Bible group
leaving the church at 6 p.m.
Transportation will be furnished
to Detroit and tickets are $1. Any-
one interested is invited to call
21121, according to Bob Garfield
who will take reservations for the
A PICNIC meeting will take
place at the Hunter Estate on
Geddes Road tomorrow with cars
leaving the Canterbury House of
the Episcopal Student Center at
4:30 p.m. Prof. Preston Slosson of
the history department will speak
on "Christian Paradoxes."
The Lutheran Student Asso-
ciation will present Rev. Norman
Menter, president of the Mi-
chigan District of the American
Lutheran Church, who will
speak at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at
the Zion Lutheran Parish Hall,
4309 E. Washington St., on "Lu-
A Portage Lake outing is plan-
ned at 2 p.m. tomorrow by the
University Lutheran Chapel and
Student Center. The picnic-swim
meeting is sponsored by Gamma
MAUCH CHUNK, Pa.,-(IP)-
Bright sun and birthday suits
featured the opening yesterday of
the annual four-day convention
of the.Eastern Sunbathing Asso-
"Sunbathing Association" is the
up-to-date term for what was once
known as a nudist colony.
THE EASTERN Sunbathers -
from the Atlantic states - meet
at Sunny-Rest Lodge on a plateau
overlooking the Lehigh River be-
tween Parlmerton and Parry-
The public, which rolls by on
busy Bethlehem Pike three miles
from the camp, is invited to
drop in, says Donald Johnson, of
Virginia, who acts as public re-
lations official at the camp.
But the public is not encouraged,
he added, and visitors may take
off their clothes or keep them
on as they like.
It is a family affair for the
most part. The oldest member at-
tending the convention is 82, and
there are many babes in arm.
Katona Gets Post
Prof. George Katona, Program
Director of the Michigan Institute
for Social Research, will act as an
advisor to the Office of the High
Commissioner in Frankfurt, Ger-
many, on matters of public report-
ing and attitude measurement.
Katona will leave in early Aug-
ust, and spend two months in Ger-
Hey, Bathless, you can stop place. This is a regular occurence
worrying, you haven't got it. in nature-next year some other
It's no fault of yours that those bug will thrive, the zoologist ex-
tiny black bugs keep landing on plained.
you. According to Prof. J. Speed "You'll probably have to go on
Rogers of the zoology department flicking them off your skin for
its simply a case ofan unnatural- about one more week, but then
ly large increase in, the population they'll disappear," Prof. Rogers
of the bugs this year. said.
* * * 'The bug which hits unusually
THE BLACK pin point, known hard for all of its one-sixteenth of
as an Oat Thrip, usually isn't no- an inch, commonly thrives on
ticed by anyone except green- grass and oats, Prof. Speed addeeZ
house-owners, but an unexpected Unhappy Ann Arborites, who
zoom in population has taken have been swarmed by little black
bugs should know that they are
considered harmless. Experts pooh-
pooh the idea that the Thrip
stings like a mosquito.
But victims of the buggy on-
slaught know differently, and re-
laxed happily when they learned
that the death of the insects was
See W. C. Fields
at Hill Auditorium
DRAT THAT BUG:
OatThrips' Death Imminent -- Rogers
By PAULA STRAWHECKER
"You're going to go to bed to--
This command was the reaction
of the fond and worried mother
of a young contestant .in this af-
ternoon's soap box derby as she
and her son stood surveying the
racers in a Huron Street motor
sales company yesterday.
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ELEVEN RACERS, all built by
the contestants themselves, were
on display and small boys moved
from one to another critically ob-
serving the competition.
Rocket - and - crouch shapes
seemed the most popular; al-
though there were a few box-
models. Some of the cars have
seats while the drivers of others
will be sitting on the floor.
The hopeful winners have some
ideas that auto manufacturers
might do well to copy : insides up-
holstered with red quilting and a
tastefully moderate use of chrome
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A JOLLY PIG emblazoned one
sleek car. Others were nicknamed
and the class of each one was
painted on its side. (Class B is for
boys between 11 and 12 years old,
class A for boys between 13
O n e determined youngster
crouched beside his car, tongue
out, painting and scraping fin-
ishing touches with loving care.
The first heat is scheduled to
start at 1:30 p.m. today on the 630
foot course down Broadway.
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THIS IS Ann Arbor's first post-
war Soap Box Derby. The winner
will compete in the Akron, O., fin-
als on August 13, where he will
race with 150 boys from other
cities for the national champion-
Approximately 24 cars are ex-
pected to compete, and* were
weighed-in and certified yester-
day by representatives of the
Toledo Scales Co.
Each heat will consist of two
cars, with the winners determined
on a time basis. Each heat winner
will receive a prize. The final win-
ner will be rewarded with a plaque
by the Chevrolet Division of Gen-
eral Motors Corp., and the run-
ner-up with a bicycle.
Yesterday the spinning red
wheels and the proud red racing
helmets which mark all contes-
tants seemed to wait as tensely as
their owners for today's outcome.
Violinist Evich To Give Recital
Today Featuring Lab, Tartini
Starting at 15 to become a violin
virtuoso isn't easy, according to
Walter Evich who will give his
violin recital at 8:30 p.m. today in
"And after I started," he added,
"I spent twenty months in the
Navy, away from my violin."
WHEN EVICH returned from
service he dug into his studies,
made up a defficiency and now
plans to graduate after three and
a half college years. This recital is
in partial requirement for his mu-
Evich particularly favors his
closing selection, the Symphon-
Fired Coal Miner
Returned to Work
By The Associated Press
An Illinois coal miner who lost
his job after he tried to carry out
John L. Lewis' order to return to
work during last winter's coal
strike was ordered reinstated yes-
terday by the National Labor Rela-
The miner was fired by the Uni-
ted Electric Coal Companies upon
Union demand. He was also fined
$50,000by- United Mine Workers
He had tried to get his fellow
miners to go back to work follow-
ing UMW President Lewis' formal
order for the Union men to return
to the pits. He was president of
the local union at the time.
The NLRB held that the Taft-
Hartley Law had been violated.
ie Espagnole, Op. 21 by Edouard
Lalo. "It's the most difficult
number on the program and
covers the whole compass of a
violinist's skill testing his tech-
nical and expressive abilities.
His opening selection, Sonata in
G minor by Guiseppe Tartini is a
popular composition by an Ital-
ian composer w h o struggled
through a profligate youth, tried
to be a lawyer, a priest and a
school-teacher in rapid succession,
and became one of Italy's best
composers and violinists.
Also included on the program
are Bach's Sarabande in commem-
oration of the composer's death,
and the Sonata in C major by Mo-
Evich, who will be accompanied
by Alice Sano, pianist, will con-
tinue his studies for a master's de-
gree, and then plans to play pro-
fessionally with a symphony or -
chestra or teach on the college
His recital will be open to the
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