JUNE 26, 1956
TUE MCJHGAN DAILY
JUNE 6. 156 TIE MIHIGANDAI--r-G
IT WASN'T ALWAYS THIS TOUGH - Years ago students
registered at the University simply by signing names in a
ledger book. Now, though, students can register only by filling
out endless forms of the traditional "railroad ticket."
Nailroad Tikets Provide
N o Easy Ride for Students
Gifts and grants amounting to
$119,216.98 were accepted by the
University Regents at their June
Largest of the grants was one
of $25,000 from L. J. Montgomery
of Battle Creek for the Lawrence
J. Montgomery Research Fund.
Contributed to regularly by Mont-
gomery, the fund supports and
encourages research in the field
of surgery under the supervision
of Dr. F. A. Coller of the medical
school and Dr. Russell Mustard of
From the Ford Foundation the
Regents accepted a grant of $10,-
000 to be used for the 1957 Midwest
Seminar in American Foreign Pol-
The Pinewood Fund, Washing-
ton, D.C., has made a grant of
$10,000 to establish the Pinewood
Conservation Research Fund. rhis
will be used for research and grad-
uate instruction in the problems
and methods of planning and ad-
ministering regional resources de-
velopment. The program wll be
in the School of Natural Resources
under the tadministration of Prof.
Stanley A. Cain.
The Regents also accepted $8,-
808.07 from the American Can-
cer Society for the society's Insti-
tutional Research Grant under the
direction of Dr. Albert C. Fursten-
berg, deans of the Medical School.
The Dow Chemical Company of
Midland, Mich., gave the Univer-
sity a total of $7,000 in three grants
of $2,500 each for the Dow Chem-
ical Fellowship in Physics, the
Edgar C. Britton Fellowship in
Organic Chemistry and the Dow
Chemical Company Fellowship in
The National Council for Stream
Improvement of New York has
given $6,090 to cover research un-
der the direction of Prof. Clarence
J. Velz, chairman of the Depart-
ment of Public Health Statistics in
the School of Public Health.
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Wright To Review IRS;
Gaa Named Acting Dean
Prof. L. Hart Wright of the
University Law School has been
appointed to a three-man com-
mittee to review training programs
of the Internal Revenue Service,
which has some 10,250 agents
throughout the United States.
Chosen by U.S. Commissioner of
Internal Revenue Russell Harring-
ton, the committee includes Thom-
as Flynn, senior partner in Arthar
Young & Co., New York account-'
ants, and C. Irwin Fox, IRS district
director for Utah.
Prof. Wright said the review
will cover all IRS training pro-
grams, from basic introductory
work through more advanced high-
Prof. Charles J. Gaa, who was
director of the Advanced Training
Center of IRS at the University
since 1954, has been appointed by
University Regents as professor of'
accounting and acting assistant
dean of the School of Business
John F'. Huebler, assistant li-
brarian at the University Elemen-
tary School, recently was given
the 1956 Dutton-John Macrae
Award for advanced study in work
with children and young people.
This appointment is for the
1956-57 academic year while As-
sistant Dean H. F. Taggart is on
Prof. Gaa will be in charge of
admissions and student records
and all other duties of Assistant
Dr. Albert C. Kerlikowske, Direc-
tor of University Hospital, was in-
stalled as President of the Michi-
gan Hospital Association at the
annual meeting of its House of
Delegates in Detroit.
Dr. Kerlikowske, former head of
the American College of Hospital
Administrators, succeeds Mildred
Riese, ;R.N., Superintendent of
Children's Hospital in Detroit.
In his inaugral address, Dr. Ker-
likowske commented, "Our respon-
sibility, as hospitals, to the people
of Michigan is to adequately safe-
guard the huge investment in hos-
pital and health service facilities."
Kerlikowske proposed the estab-
lishment of a continuing cduca-
tional program with a budget of
at least $150,000 by hospitals
through their state association.
v By LEE MARKS
To most people the words "rail-
>ad ticket" simply indicate a
ode of transportation.
For University students though
ie words are richer in meaning,
eeper in implication.
The "railroad ticket," in student
arlance, is almost two.feet of lines
nd blanks, endless repitions, per-
wations and odd: little boxes to
Provides Filing Information
Used to provide information for
arious University offices and
gencies the "railroad ticket" is
convenient medium for all but
ie student, to whom it represents
period of tedium.
How long the "railroad ticket"
as been used is difficult to deter-
ine but secretaries who worked in
Le registra's office as far back as
le 1920's said they couldn't re-
ember ever using anything. but
At their June meeting, Univer-
ty Regents approved the appoint-
ent of Elizabeth Davenport as
;sistant dean of women, effective
Mrs. Davenport, a University
'aduate, will aid in planning for
e steady increase in enrollment
pected in the next 20 .years by
veloping administrative proced-
es and recording systems.
She will also help in counseling
dividual women and work with
sistant Dean Elsie Fuller in ad-
Inistering the residence hall
Miss Fanny Kaufman, former
secretary to Registra Emeritus Ira
Smith, commented, "They may!
have added a card or two but the'
basic ticket has been the same at
least since 1929."
Upperclassmen, seasoned in fill-
ing out the ticket, have little diffi-
culty but incoming freshmen and
transfers are often perplexed. .
One coed, who picked up her
ticket only a few minutes before
she was scheduled to register, ask-
ed the woman in the registra's cf-
fice "Who fills this out?"
The woman informed her polite-
ly, "You do."
The coed walked away mumbling
under her breath and counting the
number of times she was required
to write her name.
Going Was Easier
Had the coed in question arrived
here in 1872 she would have found
the going considerably easier. For
example, she would have signed
her name only once, and the only
other information requested would
have been her age and address.
Alumni Catalog Office records
disclose that registration was ac-
complished simply by signing a
large, ruled ledger . from 1872 to
In 1903 the book was abandoned
and registrdation accomplished by
filling out four by six inch slips
of paper. Additional information,
father's occupation and names of
two persons who knew you, were
required but, so far as could be
determined, the student only had
to fill out one form.
After a while, no one seems to
know Just when, the slips were dis-
carded and the traditional "rail-
road ticket" adopted.
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