THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, JUNE 23,
.And the Meek Shall InheritAfternoon Cl
Entering the rite called registration last week, students filled long railroad tickets, lingered in lines, argued their way int o desired sections, and left limpidly, some satisfies
d and others not.
Notes Girls' State
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tinue each evening through Sat- 511 Berndt of Adrian, Mich.
Based on the novel "The Year was elected president of Wolver-
the Yankees Lost the Pennant," ine Girls' State at The University
by Douglas Wallop, the musical Sunday.
recounts a tale of the Washing- T h t u e
ton Senators beating out the New Together with a full slate of
York Yankees for the American state administrative officials and
Yorkakeesnn ot. esupreme court justices, she heard
League pennant. State Rep. George W. Sallade (R-
The show, featuring musicby Ann Arbor) emphasize the impor-
the songwriting team of Richard Lneo ipria oprto
Adler and Jerry Ross, ran close to tance of bi-partisan cooperation
three years on the Broadway for progress and good government
stage. in Michigan.
In a similar vein, Gov. G. Men-
Academy award nominee Peggy nen Williams told the 360-girl
Cass will take the lead role of group of the need for the execu-
"Billie Dawn" in "Born Yester- tive and legislative branches of
day,"--a part in which she un- state government to work to-
derstudied Jan Sterling in the getherfor this purpose.
road company several seasons Sponsored by the Michigan
back-when Northland Playhouse American Legion Auxiliary as an
opens its third attraction of the exercise in democratic govern-
season on Tuesday, June 23rd ment, the program will continue
through the following Sunday, through Thursday morning.
Miss Cass, who won the acad- Other officers elected were:
emy award nomination; for her Judith Gipson of Birmingham,
role as secretary to Roz Russell lieutenant governor; Susan
in "Auntie Maine," a part she Schlecte of Rochester, secretary
played in the film version and the of state; Mereta Spitler of Lans-
Broadway stage hit, started her ing; attorney general; Christin
theatre career with the Paulist Schad of Birmingham, . state
Players in Boston. treasurer.
After the war, and her stint Sally Shaffer of Battle Creek,
with "Born Yesterday," she auditor general; Frances John-
toured in "Burlesque" with Burt son of Roscommon, highway com-
Lahr, and finally made her missioner; and Janet Speck of
Broadway debut in the revue Hastings, superintendent of public
"Touch and Go." instruction.
ONE WALKOUT, ONE DISSENSION:
Committee Approves Council Plan
... new head
Walter M. Roth, superintendent
of plant, has been named superin-
tendent of utility development at
Alfred B. Ueker, personnel offi-
cer, was named to succeed Roth
as plant department head. Both
appointments will become effective
July 1, according to Vice-President
in Charge of Business and Fiance
Wilbur K. Pierpont.
Attributing Roth's newly-created
position to "the rapid growth of
the University's physical facilities
and the need for utilities to serve
these facilities," Pierpont said
Roth will devote his work to utility
needs in all campus areas.
Here in 1926
Roth joined the University in
1926, the year he received his de-
gree in civil engineering here. In
1935, he became assistant superin-
tendent of the buildings and
grounds department, and in 1945
he was named superintendent of
The Plant Department of the
University is responsible for the
operation and maintenance of
buildings, grounds, and other fa-
Ueker will carry a well-diversi-
fied background of educational ex-
perience into his new post. He was
graduated from the University of
Wisconsin in 1933 with a degree in
electrical engineering. Three years
later, he received his bachelor of
laws degree from Marquette.
From 1924 to 1929 he was an in-
dustrial electrician with the Briggs
and Stratton Corporation, and
from 1933 to 1937 he was a mem-
ber of that firm's plant engineer-
ing staff. He was assistant to the
chief inspector from 1937 to 1940.
He was director of education,
then director of industrial rela-
tions for the Murray Corporation
of America between 1940 and 1945,
and in the latter year he became
personnel officer at the University.
Ueker is a member of the Amer-
ican Management Association, the
Industrial Relations Research As-
sociation, and Eta Kappa Nu,
honorary electrical engineering
Reps. George W. Sallade (R-
Ann Arbor) and John Morris (R-
Midland) have been criticized for
their attempts to start a Rocke-
feller-for-President boom at the
National Federation of Young Re-
publicans convention in Denver.
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earlier in the meetings declared
they could not support any plan
that contained substantive re-'
Soon after Wise walked out.
The debate began early in the
meeting, even before the com-
mittee started to consider the
new plan that had been worked
out by a sub-committee. The
sub-committee had been set up at
a previous meeting and consisted
of one member from each of the
three elements: students, faculty
The members of the sub-com-
mittee were Lewis, Gregg and
Prof. Oliver Edel of the music
Lewis said the consensus of the
sub-committee was that a vote
of at least six members of the
committee would be necessary to
approve the plan and that at
least one member of each ele-
ment must be in favor of the
Favored Two Votes
Miss Maier said the plan would
carry more weight .i it were
necessary for at least two of the
three representatives of each ele-
ment to vote in its favor. This,
she added, would show that every
group was in favor of the plan.
Wise concurred, saying it would
be bad if a plan were adopted
which any one group was against.
Gregg said that since the com-
mittee had been meeting for such
a long period of time (four
months), there were real values
to be gained if a decision was
reached. However, he agreed that
there should be at least some
representation of each group to
approve a plan.
Unwise to Rush
Miss Maier commented it would
be unwise to rush through with
a plan just to have something,
because there is so much at stake.
It would also be a bad plan if at
least two of three in each group
were not in favor of it, she said.
After the discussion a vote was
taken and it was decided by a
seven to two vote that the ap-
proval procedure suggested by
Lewis be used.
Following the vote Lewis moved
that the committee approve the
plan that was presented, by the
sub-committee but with some
To Add Procedure
One qualification suggested was
that during the summer procedu-
ral matters be worked out and
added to the plan, and the plan
be presented to the Regents for
approval only after the three ele-
ments were allowed to see what
procedures had been worked out.
Miss Maier said since the pro-
cedural questions weren't to be
considered by this group that
perhaps it might be best not to
vote on the plan. She said in
many cases procedures could be
more important than functions.
Lewis said, however, the pro-
cedures would be worked on by
the administration, the summer
(interim) SGC and members of
the faculty senate so that all
sides could aid in the decision,
It was then decided to con-
sider th eplan point by point,
changing areas of disagreement
and then approving the plan as a
With the exception of minor
wording problems, the majority of
the discussion concerned referral,
both the type of referral and the
committee to handle it.
Even when considering the
committee on referral, most 'of
the discussion centered around
wording. However, some of the
debate centered on the length of
the terms of the members, as well
as the means, if any, of selecting
alternates if a member was un-
able to attend.
Should Serve Term
Wise moved that on the com-
mittee of referral, the president
of SGC should serve for the
length of his term and that the
other student should serve for
one SGC session. Administrators
should serve for one year, he sug-
gested. This motion was defeated.
Finally after many members of
the committee voiced, their fears
that there was a good chance
any alternates that are chosen
for a certain meeting might be
chosen or thought to be chosen
just because of the way they
would vote on the individual is-
sue, Lewis made a motion that
included within it the motion
made by Wise.
His motion in addition provided
that any alternates could be ap-
proved by the committee on re-
ferral at its discretion. After
amendments were added that
designated the terms of the fac-
ulty on the referral committee,
the motion passed.
Soon after the walkout of Wise
the remaining committee mem-
bers approved the tentative plan
by a vote of seven to one. The
only dissenting vote was cast by
Miss Maier. Following the vote,
Gregg said that the basic idea of
substantive review can possibly be
dangerous. But, he added, it can
easily work to the benefit of SGC.
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Mersand Stresses Teaching
Students To Love Literature
By FRED LEWIS
Joseph Mersand, president of
the National Council of Teachers
of English, talked on the teaching
of secondary school English in
Angell Hall yesterday, emphasiz-
ing the desirability for teachers
to implant in students an ever-
lasting appreciation of literature.
Inaugurating the University's
summer series of lectures to Eng-
lish teachers in high schools, Mer-
sand suggested three methods for
bringing about this appreciation,
First, he said, there should be a
shifting of the traditional classi-
cal curriculum toward one of
more enjoyable contemporary
Against Traditional Course
The teacher should cater to the
individual's likes and dislikes
rather than dictate set instruc-
tion. The length of reading as-
signments should be varied to ac-
commodate divergent "mental en-
dowments" and reading skills, he
Second, the speaker suggested
that the class be fragmented into
groups determined by ability, pro-
moting maximum benefit for all.
Third, Mersand requested that
English teachers steer away from
heretofore dominant and burden-
some literary analyses and, rath-
er, encourage group-oriented dis-
cussion, all the while relating the
facts on hand to reality.
Teacher as 'Catalyst'
To effect this, the teacher
should no longer be looked on as
an old-fashioned instructor, but
as a "catalyst," making sugges-
tions to, and guiding along largely
Mersand mentioned that the
reading deficit of 25 to 40 per cent
of high school students, incdrred
by virtue of inferior grade school
preparation, was a redoubtable
obstacle to literature appreciation
Nevertheless, he asserted, the
slower students could derive plea-
sure from readings at their level.
The lecturer praised the anthol-
ogies for their "thematic and hu-
man" approach conducing liter-
ary interest among high school
students and a relation of what
might be otherwise rather boring
to the living everyday world.
"Far are we from the pedagogi-
cal Middle Ages," Mersand said,
when all had to conform to a
strict norm. It is rather the place
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