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Businessman Turns Student

Bob Morgan, Detroit business-
man now enrolled in the Univer-
sity's summer session, manages to
juggle four vocations with the
ease ;of a Barnum and Bailey vet-
No relation to the Bob Morgan
of Alumni Association fame, his
specialty is schizophrenia. Last
semester he- drove to the Univer-
sity from Detroit three days a
week as Student Morgan, dabbling
in speech and exposition. A 45
minute drive back to industrializa-
tion, and presto: Entrepreneur
Morgan, a successful businessman,
devoting his time to assorted en-
terprises which include a string
of dance studios, a mobile manu-
facturing industry, and a machine
re-building factory.
* * *
MORGAN first established him-
self in business with a small dance
studio in Detroit. This studio is
now the third largest school of
ballroom dance in the country, and
it has been joined by five others
under the Morgan name. Once he
clicked with the ballroom crowd,
he decided to expand his talents
and explore other vocations.
A certain part of Morgan's suc-
cess can be attributed to ingen-
ious advertising stunts. His rum-
ba show that played in several De-
troit nightclubs may have been
over-dramatized ("the primitive
music of African slaves"), but it
interested people in learning how
to do these "native" dances.
One of the jobs that Bob Mor-
gan has the most fun with is
his mobile industry. He is one
of the first to manufacture these
movable sculptures, producing
representational as well as ab-
stract motifs. The Ford Motor
Co. commissioned a 30 foot,
$9,000 mobile that now hangs in
the, Rotunda. Five types are in-
cluded in their line, made large-
ly by hand and sold all over the
His big project at the present
time is school. "I wanted to de-
velop certain skills that I felt lack-
ing- and so here I am," he says.
He has found the life of a student
quite different from that of an
employer, and right now the form-


er ranks higher, taking up 95 per
cent of his time.
* * *
THIRTY-FIVE year old Morgan
has quickly adapted himself to the
life of a university student. The
assurance and initiative that has
made him a success in business
has the same result when applied
to things academic.

Morgan still hasn't reached the
limit of his ambition. Nothing
gives him more pleasure than ex-
perimenting in a score of fields at
the same time. A routine Babbitt
existence would be impossible for
him. He still wants to get into
"something important," and his
past record makes it seem more
than a mere possibility.

University Seal Dated 1837
Unearthed on Arizona Ranch

There're strange things in them
thar Arizona hills!
A nine inch bronze University
seal, unearthed on a ranch near
Flagstaff, arived at the Adminis-
tration Bldg. recently. The three
pound package costing 51 cents to
mail was accompanied by a let-
ter asking if the seal "had been
purloined from the campus."
Frank Robbins, Assistant to the
President, said that to his know-


Bargains in
State Street at North University

ledge the seal had not been stolen
from University ┬░property.
1837, the date on the flat metal
disc makes the seal obsolete now,
but also helps in determining its
In 1895 the present design was
adopted and in 1929 an act of the
Regents proclaimed that "the seal
of the University be altered by
changing the date thereon of the
University's founding from 1837 to
The controversy over the Uni-
versity's founding date stems from
the fact that the University was
instituted in Ann Arbor in 1837,
but had existed in Detroit twenty
years previous under the name,
"The Catholepistemiad, or Uni-
versity, of Michigania."
Robbins stated that it is not
unusual for the University to re-
ceive letters from people who have
found jewelry or similar objects
with the University's seal on it,
but so far the bronze plaque has
been the biggest find.
The problem now is what to do
with it.

Fire College
Being Held
On Campus
Michigan's 25th annual Fire
College is now in session.
Four hundred firemen from all
over the state are expected to
register for the 3 day session
which started yesterday. About
70% of the students will be vol-
unteer firemen.
"Ann Arbor fire watchers will+
have an opportunity to see a "re-
search" house at 306 Hill Street
set afire Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
to demonstrate a new type of low
pressure fog which is expected to
save millions of dollars in indoor
fire losses in Michigan.
The Fire College, sponsored
by the University Extension
Service and the Office of Vo-
cational Education, Depart-
ment of Public Instruction, con-
sists of lectures, roundtable dis-
cussions, and demonstrations as
well as outdoor practice in var-
ious phases of fire fighting at
Ferry Field from 1:30 to 4:30
The afternoon courses include
demonstrations and practice in
technique for using hoses, ropes,
knots, and hoists; masks and re-
suscitators; and ladders as well
as minor extinguishing practices
and a course in salvage and ov-
erhaul. These six items are the
prerequisites to all the other out-
door courses which include first
aid, use of minor equipment in
fire extinguishing, and pumper
operation and equipment main-
ALL THE lecture courses are
held in the Rackham Building.
They cover all phases of fire-
fighting from electrical hazards
to cooperation of industrial and
municipal or the fire prevention
laws and ordinances of the state.
The house to be set afire is on
.Hill St. right off Fifth Street.
Heat testing devices will be
placed inside the building so the
interior temperatures will be
known at all times. The amount
of water used to bring the fire
under control will be measured.
Walace F. Gannon, instructor
in firemanship training for the
University Extension Service said
that probably several fires would
be set off in jifferent parts of the
building to test the efficiency of
the low pressure spray technique.
The house is owned by the Uni-
versity and was to be torn down
Int'l. Center
Program Set
The International Center will
launch its summer program for
foreign students with a welcome
reception at 8 p.m. Saturday in
the Rackham Assembly Hall.
Guests will be received inform-
ally at the reception by Esson M.
Gale, Director of the International
Center, Prof. Harold M. Dorr, Di-
rector of the Summer Session,
members of the International Cen-
ter Board of Governors, and Uni-
versity President Harlan Hatcher.
Throughout the summer the In-
ternational Center and the Made-
]on Pound House will be open daily
until 10 p.m. to foreign students
for recreational and social activi-
ties. Many of the usual indoor ac-
tivities will be replaced by touring
trips and other outdoor activities.
Each Thursday afternoon from
4:30 to 5:30 informal social gath-

erings will be held in the Tea
Room of the International Center.
Refreshments will be served.
Gale, in cooperation with nearby
county agricultural agents, has
made plans for students to visit
Michigan farm communities and
get acquainted with the people.
These trips will take place in late
July and early August.
For the newly arrived foreign
students a program of orientation
will be conducted by Miss Sarah E.
Grollman, Language Consultant
of the International Center.

Cabinet Lady
()veta Cup Hobby, Secretary
of the recently created cabinet
post of U. S. Department of
Health, Education and Welfare
will speak at a University Con-
ference on Aging to be held
here July 8 through 10.
Mrs. Hobby will discuss "The
Health and Welfare of our
Senior Citizens" at a dinner
meeting, July 8
Varied Drama
Season Slated
For Summer
Drama, music and comedy in
various forms will combine to
highlight the speech department's
Summer Playbill.
Leading off with a series of
three Broadway successes, the sea-
son will continue with a Shaw
comedy and end with an opera.
audoux's fantasy-comedy, "The
Madwoman of Chaillot" wil run
through July 4. Under the direc-
tion of Prof. Valentine B. Windt
of the speech department and di-
rector of play production, the
work concerns an eccentric "coun-
tess" who solves all the ills of the
world in one brief afternoon.
Translated from its original
French by Maurice Valency, the
play which has Paris as its set-
ting received the Drama Circle
Critics' Award for the best for-
eign play of 1949.
Following this "Knickerbocker
Holiday"admusical comedy by
Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill
will run from July 8 through 11.
It will be directed by Prof. Wil-
liam P. Halstead of the speech
CHAIRMAN of the Tulane Uni-
versity Department of Speech
Monroe Lippman will direct "The
Country Girl," a new drama by
Clifford Odets. This is scheduled
to run from July 22 to 25.
"Pygmalion," popular comedy
by George Bernard Shaw will be
presented from July 29 through
Aug. 1. Prof. Halstead will direct
this famous 'play on words'.
Collaborating on the final
offering of the season, Prof.
Windt and Josef Blatt of the
music school will present Jac-
ques Offenbach's popular op-
era, "The Tales of Hoffman."
Under the joint auspices of the
speech department and the
School of Music this work will
be offered Aug. 6 through 8,
with a final performance sche-
duled for Aug. 10.
All performances will be held in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater
in the League. The box office is
now open, and mail for season
tickets are being accepted. They
are priced at $6.00, $4.50 and $3.25.
Individual tickets will go on sale
Monday. Prices for the plays are
$1.20, $.90 and $.60. Opera and
musical comedy prices are $1.50,
$1.20 and $.90.
UN Topic of SRA
Lunch Discussion
With a luncheon discussion at
12:15 p.m. on Thursday on "The
UN Through the Eyes of the Near
East" and a Punch Hour on Fri-
day, the Student Religious Asso-
ciation will get its summer pro-
gram rolling in an effort to fill the
present lull in student activities.
The luncheon, the first in a
series of Thursday noon lunch dis-

cussions to be held at Lane Hall,
will feature Sajeb Shafaq of Iran,
visiting professor in the Near East
department. It is open to any stu-
dent with 40 cents in his pocket
to pay the price of the lunch.
The Punch Hour which will be
held from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. is
scheduled to become a Friday aft-
ernoon custom at Lane Hall for
the rest of the semester. This week
it will be sponsored by the office
of the Protestant Counselor for
Foreign Students in conjunction
with Lane Hall.

i I

If you can play an instrument orI
or carry a tune, you are urgentlyI
carry a tune, you are urgently
needed by either the Summer Ses-
sion Band, Symphony Orchestra,
or Choir.
According to Prof. Josef Blatt,
conductor, the orchestra can use
all string players, though there
are also positions open for brass
and woodwind players. Prof. Blatt,
formerly assistant conductor of
the Metroloitan Opera Company,
has planned one public concert,
an opera, Offenbach's "Tales of
Hoffman," plus readings of many
of the outstanding works in or-
chestral literature.
REHEARSALS are at 8 a m.
Monday through Friday in Harris
Hall, but the time is flexible and
can be changed when the season
gets underway. Prof. Blatt can be
reached at 214 Hill Auditorium be-
U' Seminar
In Teaching
English_ Given
For the purpose of learning to
teach others a language which is-
n't their native tongue, thirteen
foreign teachers from seven coun-
tries have come to the University
this summer for a ten week course
at the English Language Institute.
The training program in teach-
ing English as a Foreign Language
is sponsored by the Institute of
International education, as part
of an exchange through which
University teachers are sent to
other countries.
The University is also running
an eight week linguistic program
in which linguistic professors from
various campuses are meeting to
discuss theories of language and
their application.
The professors get together
every Wednesday noon for lunch-
eon and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tues-
day and Thursday evenings to
read and discuss language papers.
French Club
Activities Set
Organization of the Summer
Session French Club will take place
at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the League.
French songs and an informal
talk on "France of Today" by Prof.
Charles E. Koella of the French
department will highlight the
meeting's events. All interested
students and faculty members are
invited to attend.
Weekly informal meetings of the
La P'tite Causette will be open to
students and instructors at the
Union. The meetings are being
held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Mon-
days and Wednesdays.

tween the hours of 10-12 and 2-4,
or by telephone at extension 2843.
The Summer Session Band,
under the direction of Prof. Wil-
liam D. Revelli, meets daily at 1
S.m. in Harris Hall. Two open
air concerts "on the mall" will
be presented, and besides Prof.
Revelli there will be numerous
guest conductors, including
James Neilson of Oklahoma
City University, Paul Yoder,
noted band composer, and
James Dunlop, Director of
Bands, Penn. State University.
The band needs mostly percus-
sion, tuba, clarinet, and saxo-
phone players, though here also
there are many other openings.
Prof. Revelli may be reached for
audition at Harris Hall through
his secretary Miss Mattison, or byj
telephone at University extension
2114. In both the band and orches-
tra, instruments will be furnished
free of charge to those who do
not have them.
THE CHOIR this summer is be-
ing conducted by Alexander Zim-
merman, regularly Director of
Music Education at the San Diego
City Schools. Rehearsals are from
7 p.m. until 8:20 p.m. in Auditori-
um D, Angell Hall every Tuesday
and Thursday. Auditions are not
necessary, just contact Professor
Zimmerman during these times.
The main effort of the choir
will be to allow members an op-
portunity of singing many of the
works in a long and illustrious
tradition of choral literature.
Besides madrigals, motets, and
Negro spirituals, Prof. Zimmer-
man plans to conduct works by
Purcell, and the English and
Russian choral composers.
In all three organizations mem-
bership is open both to students
and townspeople. Students may
elect them as a credit course or
as an extra-curricular activity. So
if you have an instrument in the
attic, or a voice yearning to burst
forth, or are just unaware of
these organizations, the opportu-
nity for a musical summer is at

Band, Choir Give Call
For Summer Musicians

Students Cop
Seventeen aspiring young writ-
ers were awarded a total of $8,-
350 in the annual Avery and Jule
Hopwood Creative Writing Con-
ceived the largest award, $1,200 in
the major drama contest for his
three plays entitled "Veranda on
the Highway," "Margene and the
Messiah" and "Address in Pra-
gue," the latter having been giv-
en its premiere by University
speech students on the campus
this spring.
Top honors in the major essay
field went to Howard J. Harvey,
Grad. and Leonard Goodwin, '53,
each of whom was awarded $400.
Jack D. LaZebnik, Grad., re-
ceived $1,000 in the field of
major fiction for "The Death of
Nero." Mabelle Ting Mel Hsueh,
Grad., and Anthony C. Buesser,
Grad. were the recipients of the
two other major fiction awards
each amounting to $800.
The major poetry contest
awards were copped by Harvey S.
Gross, Grad. and Richard Laing,
Grad. Both were awarded $700
for "Plans for an Orderly Apoca-
lypse;" and "Carrying the King,"
respectively. Joseph A. Greene,
Grad., received $600 for his work,
* * *
was a double division winner re-
ceiving $200 in the minor drama
division of "The Naked Will," and
$250 for his essay "The Ends of
$250 was awarded to Richard
B. Goode, '53 for "A Duet, in
Radio," a pair of original radio
scripts. The other minor essay
award of $200 was given to Wil-
liam V. Holtz, '54 for "Written
by a Very Young Man."
Honors in minor fiction went to
Harley Osborn, '54, who received
$250 for "Short Stories;" and to
Carl Brunsting, '53, who was giv-
en $200 for "Two Stories."
Betty Lynn Ehlers, '55, and
Marilynn L. Keith, '54, were each
awarded $200 for winning top mi-
nor poetry honors.









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