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Bonisteel To Help Govern Wayne 'U'

Regent Roscoe 0. Bonisteel will
represent the University Regents
on the newly appointed governing
board of Wayne State University.
The Board which will hold its
first official meeting July 2 has
been established by the State Leg-
islature to guide transition of
Wayne University control from the
Detroit Board of Education to
state-supported University status.
Wayne University, always under
the Detroit Board of Education,
was transferred to state university
status by' act of the State Legis-
lature this spring.
11 Member Board
The Board effecting the transi-
tion consists of seven members of
the Detroit Board of Education, a
representative of the State Board
of Agriculture, one member from
the State Board of Agriculture, one
member to be appointed by Gov.
G. Mennen Williams and Regent
Bonisteel representing the Univer-
sity Regents.
Forrest Aikers will represent the
State Board of Agriculture and
Charles Burns the Board of Edu-
cation. Gov. Williams has made
no appointment yet.,
The Board met once two weeks
ago to straighten out general ad-
ministrative details before official-
ly assuming control of the transi-
tion July 1.

REGENT ROSCOE O. BONISTEEL-Appointed to serve on the
interim governing board of Wayne University, granted state
status by the State Legislature this spring.

Sailing Club
Places Third
In U.S. Meet
The University of Mivhigan
Sailing Club placed third in the
National Dinghy Championship
whcih were held last week on Lake
St. Clair.
The meet, which was sponsored
by the Intercollegiate Yacht Rac-
ing Association of North America,
was won by the team from The
United States Naval Academy.
The Brown University team plac-
ed second.
The skippers of the Michigan
boats were Tom Johnstone, '58E,
Dexter Thede,'59 and Bruce Gold-
smith, '58E. They were assisted by
crew members Nancy Wehner '58,
Paul Heenan '59 and Frank Krem-
bel '59.
Team Wins Three Races
The Michigan team won three
races and placed second in seven
others in the 32 races on the pro-
Michigan was the first midwest-
ern school to enter a team in the
national championships. The first
Michigan team participated in
1939. Teach from Michigan also
participated in 1947, 1948 and
The club will be active this sum-
mer. Tom Johnston, '58E, the
Summer Commandore, will hold a
meeting of all members and all
those who are interested in join-
ing the club at 7:30 p.m. June 28
in Rm. 3KL & M Michigan
Union. Membership in the club
is not limited to students but is
open to anyone who is interested
in sailing.
Club Trains Beginners
It is not necessary to know how
to sail, since the club runs a train-
ing program for beginners. The
club arranges for transportation
to the lake at its weekly meetings.
The club now has a fleet of ten
dinghys on Base Lake. The
dinghys are eleven and a half
feet long and call for a crew of
two. The club is also building its
own boathouse on a "pay as you
go" basis.
The club has tentatively sched-
uled a summer regata for this
year with sailing clubs from
Wayne and Michigan State as
possible entries..

Insects Gain Fame In New Research

Bonisteel Met Yesterday
Regent Bonisteel met with a
committee yesterday to form by-

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laws for the operations of the
Regent Bonisteel, who has been
a member of the Board of Regents
since 1946, was asked to accept the
appointment to the Wayne Board
of Governors at the May 25 Re-
gents meeting.
He accepted May 30. Regent
Bonisteel will continue his re-
sponsibilities with the Board of
Following the appointment Uni-
versity President Harlan H. Hat-

IV elcome to

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cher said, "Regent Bonisteel has
brought wisdom, understanding
and a creative mind to the plan-
ning of the University of Michigan
for the futurean it is now taking
shape in the present,
"His vision for higher education
inMichigan is exemplified by his
constructive work in acquiring and
building the great North Campus
of the University. He will bring to
Wayne the same high qualities of
Bonisteel is a prominent Ann
Arbor attorney and graduate of
the University Law School in 1912.
After being appointed to the Re-
gents in 1946 by Gov. Harry F.
Kelly, he was elected for an eight-
year term in 1952.

RESEARCH PROJECT-A basic research project in insect taxanomy to advance and strengthen
scientific knowledge in the field of agriculture has started under the joint sponsorship of the Uni-
versity and the Dow Chamical Company.
Project director is Henry Townes, right, research associate and former associate professor of
entomology at North Carolina State College. Associated with Townes in the project is Robert R.
Dreisbach, left, Dow consultant and authority in the study area.
The University has provided laboratory space and general facilities for the project in the Mu-
seum of Zoology and Dow is providing necessary funds.I
Taxanomy is the classification of plants or animals according to a recognized system. It pro-
vides a reference frame for correlating biological facts and for making predictions much in the man-
ner that mathematics serves these purposes for the physical sciences.
"Too little is known about the myriads of insect species, either harmful, beneficial or suppos-
edly neutral, to deal with them as effectively as we should," Townes said. "While any kind of re-
search on insects would benefit from more effort, it is generally understood that insect taxanomy
is a field in which more rapid progress should be made."

Joint Judie
Issues Two
Phi Sigma Kappa..
Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity appeared
before the Joint Judiciary Council on
May 29, 1956. The incident concerning
which the group was asked to appear
was a party held at the fraternity
house on the evning of May 18, 1956.
The group wsa represented by its Presi-
dent, Treasurer and Social Chairran.
Also present at the hearing were the
Chapter Advisor, who was also the
chaperon on this occasion and a non-
member who tended bar.
The testimony disclosed that five
bottles of liquor were available to those
members attending the affair and their
dates. In serving the liquor, no distin-
tion was made as to ages and ate-
ance was estimated at 30 couples. The
chapter was aware in advance that
alcoholic beverages would be available
at the party and the testimony revealed
no disagreement among the members
concerning this plan.
All the liquor was purchased by one
member and the management of its dis-
bursement was tacitly delegated to this
and one other niember. These two kept
an account of the amount each person
consumed. The purchaser paid for the
liquor with his own funs and no ar-
rangement was made beforehand con-
cerning house financing. However, the
Teasurer testified that he assumed the
man who purchased the liquor Wuld:
arrange with him for billing the mem-
hers on the next housebill.
The chaperon said he did not know
In advance that there would be alco-
holic beverages at the party and did notc
become aware of it until the event was
about one-half over.
The liquor was consumed within a
period of an hour at the close of Which
the members left for a dinner held
outside the house. Each of the persons
testifying Indicated that the affair was
orderly and no one was observed in a
condition which would make it appara
ent he was unable to handle himself.
The Council determined that the
Fraternity had violated the University
regulation which prohibits the pr
and consumption of alcoholi bever-
ages in student quarters. The ase of
the house-28 members-and the fact
that this was a first offense were conq
sidered in arriving at a penalty. _Te-
disciplinary action imposed amOunted
to one semester of social probation and
a fine of $00.00.
Michael McNerney
For the Joint Judiciary OounI1
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Chi Phi ...
Chi Phi fraternity appeared before
the Joint Judiciary Council on May 29,
1956. The incident concerning which
the group was asked to appear was r
party held on May 2. 156 at the farmi1
of an alumnus. The Fraternity was
represented by its President, Social
Chairman and Chapter advisor.
The testimony disclosed that the
affair was an organized house funtion
planned as the pledge formal for the
semester. It was to have been held at
the Fraternity House in the event of
rain. The Social Chairman purchased
50 bottles of chapagne and it was con-
templated that each couple would have
one bottle. The testimony dslos7ed".
that the members were aware of this
plan and no one opposed it. No distinc-
tion was made concerning the age of
those attending.
The cost of the champage was to be
distributed among the members on
their housebills. A dinner was held
following the party and the drinking
ceased about 9:00 p.m.
The Council determined that the
Fraternity had violated the University
regulation which prohibits the presence
and consumption of alcoholic beverages
at social events held by organizations
recognized by the University. The si e
of the house-52 members-and the
fact that this was a first offense were
considered in arriving at a penalty. The
disciplinary action imposed amounted
to one semester of social probation and
a fine of $750.00 of which $250.00 was
suspended. The suspended portion of
the penalty will be revoked at the end
of four years unless the house is guilty
of another group violation within that
time. In this event, It will become pay ..
able automatically.
Michael McNerney
For the Joint Judiciary Council

Students Win
Jobs, Grants
Two University students have
been selected for legal positions in
the Department of Justice and one
has been awarded a fellowship by
the Ford Foundation.
Lawrence W. Sperling, '56L, and
Stephen C. Brandsdorfer, 'SL,
were selected by the Justice De-
partment in its third annual're-
cruitment of top students from
graduating law classes through-
out the country. They were se-
lected on the basis of high scholas-
tic standing and all-around ability.
James B. Crowley, Grad., was
awarded the fellowship to study
Japanese language and modern
Japanese history at the University.







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University of Michigan

Su mmer Session


Offer Coed,
Recreational opportunities galore
are offered for coeds this summer,
according to the department of
physical education for women.
For no extra charge, classes will
be offered in modern dance. pos-
ture, figure and carriage, swim-
ming, diving, tennis and golf.
The sports equipment for these
classes will also be furnished by
the department.
Women students may sign up for
these no-credit classes at Barbour,
gym through the first week of
regular classes.

TU' Astronomers Seek Site
For National Observatory
Locating a site for a National Astronomical Observatory has been
like the Dutch colonists' quest for land in Manhattan.
Directed by two University astronomers, Prof. Robert R. McMath,
director of the University's ,McMath-Hulbert Observatory, and Prof.
Leo Goldberg, chairman of the Department of Astronomy, the search
has extended to the top of Kitt Peak, Arizona, in Papago Indian
However, these Papago tribesmen were not willing as their
counterparts in Manhattan to settle for $24, or some such compensa-
tion for use of their reservatilon by the scientists.
According to reports of discussions at Papago council meetings,
many of the Indians were dubious about leasing their property
because they didn't know what an observatory was. Others hesitated





"w e e st d n s e tto chat and eat"
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because they believed the earth is
flat an dthe mountain is of reli-
gious significance.
Hesitant tribe members were
soon calmed, the scientists relate,
when they were taken to view the
moon through a telescope and had
learned why astronomers believe
the earth is round. Only then did
they consent to rent the peak to
"the men with the long eyes."
Further studies to determine
how, satisfactory Kitt Peak would
be for an observatory are now in
progress with full tribal blessing.
The Indians are getting $50 an
acre rent for the ground occupied
by the investigators' campsite and
are given preference for all em-
ployment available on the survey-
ing project.
The need for this National Ob-
servatory is great, Prof. Goldberg
commented, because the problems
of astronomy required a wealth of
basic data of the highest possible







And His World Famous Orchestra
The "Duke" Is Applauded By His Fellow Musicians .
"THERE SHOULD BE A BETTER WORD THAN MUSIC -- tapestries, perhaps; a blending
of vivid colors-to describe what Duke Ellington writes. His musical moods induce a hypnotic effect
in the listener, transforming him into the party of the first part. The 'Duke's' fans follow him around
the world to hear him play some of his 2,000 compositions. Whatever he writes is inimitably
"IT IS THE RARE ARTIST who has the imagination to continually meet the challenge of change.
Duke Ellington who predates swing has not only met this challenge but projects into the future."

Welcome students
"the Campus favorite'


U' Physicist Wins
Award for Essay'
Richard Blythe, research physi-
cist at the University's Willow Run
Laboratories, has been awarded
third prize for his essay on gravity
by the Gravity Research Founda-

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