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Shows To Feature Astronomy, Art

Two new University television
series will begin today on WJIM-
TV (Ch. '6, Lansing).
At 11 a.m. Channel 6 presents
an overview of the field of mod-
ern astronomy. This will be fol-
lowed by a new art series at 11:30.
"Profile of Space," the astron-
omy series, has as host Prof. Wil-
liam Liller, of the astronomy de-
partment, who will explain as-
tronomy's practical and abstract
divisions, its past accomplish-
ments and its aims for the future.
The opening program, "Second
Genesis," starting today, con-
siders the problems which will
confront man when he steps into
the "mystery of space."
In addition, Prof. Liller will
comment upon the race for space
between this country and the So-
viet Union; offering statistics
gained from observations and dis-
cussions with Russian astron-
omers during his recent travels
The second program of the
Y series will investigate the tools of
the astronomer, and the third will
discuss the possibility of life on
other planets.
Prof. Liller will be assisted in
his presentation by University
faculty and visiting guests.
* * *
"The Public Arts," which fol-
lows the astronomy series, wi l
show University artists creating
art now found in many modern
public places.
Host for the series, Prof. Guy
Palazzola, of the architecture and
design school, says that the re-
emergence of art in public places
shows the increased desire of
modern man to enhance his life
with meaningful decoration.
On today's program, "The Story
the Mural Tells" Prof. Frank Cas-



Choir Drops
'U Activities
For Year
The large University Choir was
a group composed of three indi-
vidual choral groups whose tal-
ents were combined to produce
the resounding effect desired by
their director, Prof. Maynard
Klein of the music school.
But the Choir is no more.
Klein became ill a few days be-
fore the spring semester began,
and both the Choir and its mem-
bers are now in a period of idle-
The Choir's inaction is the re-
sult of the music school's execu-
tive committee decision "not to
bring in another man," Dean Earl
Moore of the music school said.
"The faculty and the members
of the Choir feel a great rever-
ence toward Prof. Klein, and the
committee feels that at this time,
no one could adequately carry on
the prgoram of work he has un-
dertaken so ably for the past
number of years," Dean Moore
The Dean hopes Prof. Klein will
be well enough to return to the
University and its choirs in the
fall, but "until that time, we do
not wish to complicate our pro-
cedure or his health with a new
director," he said.
When the University choir
members learned of their con-
ductor's leave of absence, many
of them joined a local choral
group which had been organized
by Charles Sherman, Grad. Sher-
man's choir was in existence be-
fore klein's illness, but was small
and held its rehearsals in his liv-
ing room.
When the attendance in his liv-
ing room began to increase far
beyond the room's capacity, Sher-
man contacted Lane Hall, and
Lane Hall, in turn, agreed to
sponsor the group.
Now, Sherman's choir, as well
as the University Choir, is no
One of the members of both of
these groups, incensed about the
attitude of the students who
dropped out of Sherman's choir,
remarked that "The students
have time to sit up in Burton
Tower practicing their 'ducky-
doo' songs for music education
courses, but can't spare one small
hour a week on something which
they, as music students, should be
interested in."

Military Service Listed
As Block in Education

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the last
in a series that will explore the ex-
tent and character ofr retention,1
transfer and wthdrawa of students
from colleges and universities. It is
based on a report released by the
Office of Education of the United
States Department of Health, Educa-
tion and Welfare.)
The most important reason for:
discontinuing college attendance
listed by men in the survey was
enlistment in the military service.
However, as was pointed out
earlier, the period of 1950-54
which was covered by the survey
included the years of the Korean
conflict and for this reason the
Office of Education did not em-
phasize the importance of this
reason in the overall picture.
Among the men students
polled, lack of interest in studies
ranked second in importance and
p e r s o n a 1 financial difficulties
ranked third.
List Marriage
For women students, marriage
was - the major reason for dis-
continuing college attendance.
The next two reasons, in order of
importance, were taking a full-
time job and personal financial
On the questionnaire, the rea-
sons listed for discontinuance
were purposely limited to those
reflecting on the student rather
than on the institution which he
left, the Office said.
However, each dropout had an
opportunity to write in other rea-
sons. The great majority of the
additional reasons referred to
personal problems and deficien-
cies rather than to deficiencies in
the facilities of the institutions,
"further indicating the import-
ance of greater attention to the

services which can assist in solv-
ing these problems," the report
Present Findings
Some auxiliary findings of the
survey were presented in the re-
port in question - and - answer
"How do the persistence records
of students who enrolled in insti-
tutions that operate on the se-
mester system compare with the
records of students in institutions
operating on the quarter system?"
The report indicated that "the
advantage is clearly with the in-
stitutions which operate on the
semester basis.
Probability Inrerases
"It might be inferred," the
study continued, "that the in-
crease in the number of stopping
places increases the probability of
The data indicate that 1,000
high school graduates will pro-
duce 132 college graduates (from
the institutions in which they
first registered) four years after
high school graduation, the report
enjoy the play
by Sholom Ash
1429 Hill

TELEVISION SHOW-At the University Television Service many
people backstage help put out the shows. A television camera
dollies in for a closeup on an interview.

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T. S. ELIOT'S "Murder in the,
Cathedral" will be presented by
the Lutheran Student Association
today at 7 p.m.
The performance will be held
in the Student Center at Hill and
South Forest.
English department will give a
poetry reading in West Quad-
rangle's Strauss Library at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, according to Arthur
Brown, '61, administrative vice-
President of the Inter-House
The reading is being sponsored
by IHC and the West Quadrangle
Will sponsor a bicycle race from
1:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 18.
An endurance relay contest, the
race will be held on the asphalt
walks outside Michigan Stadium.
Every men's house in the Uni-
versity's residence hall system is
entitled to enter one team, ac-
cording to Arthur Brown, '61, ad-'
ministrative vice-president of the
* * *
of General Motors Educational
Relations section, will show a film
on the experimental car at the
next meeting of the Engineers'
Wives to be held April 7. The
meeting will take place at Lane
Hall at 8 p.m.
* * *
GAMMA DELTA, the Lutheran
Student Club, will present a pro-
gram today at the Lutheran Stu-
dent Center, 1511 Washtenaw, at
6 p.m. The Wayne State Univer-
sity chapter of Gamma Delta will
present "The Sign of Jonah."
* * *
will present James S. Pope, execu-
tive director of the Louisville Cour-
rier-Journal, Tuesday at 3 p.m.
in Rackham Amphitheatre. He
will speak on "A Preface to Jour-

sara of the architecture and de-
sign school, will discuss the tech-'
niques of the oldest of the public
arts and retrace the steps he took
in creating the mural in the East
Detroit Post Office.
The second program will be on
sculpture and the third on foun-
The concluding program of the
series will discuss the integration-
of art into modern architecture.
* *
These two new series will com-
prise' the University Television
Hour, which is carried by four
stations on Sundays.
WWJ-TV (ch. 4, Detroit) car-
ries half of the TV Hour and now
having finished one of the two
programs, "Science: Quest and
Conquest," is now carrying the
second series, "Western Europe,"
at 1 p.m.
* * *
Today the second of the "West-
ern Europe" series discusses the,
history and current state of Euro-
pean parliamentary democracy.
Prof. Roy Pierce of the political
science department will explain
how lack of balance between poli-
tical parties contributed to the
collapse of France's Fourth Re-
public in 1958 and how it also
threatens Italy with the alterna-
tive of a Communist government.
He explains why the English
and German parliaments are
more stable and, traces the history
of parliaments from the Greek
forums of 4 B.C. to their appear-
ance in continental Europe of the
middle ages.
s s "
On other University programs
today, WXYZ-TV (Ch. 7, De-
troit) presents a discussion of
great medical advances brought
about by war, on "Understanding
*Our World" at 9 a.m.
The story of the rehabilitation
of an amputee is told by Prof.
Leonard Bender of the medical
school and Elmer Ferguson, a
World War II veteran.
Prof. Bender discusses how the
medicine of rehabilitation was
given a tremendous new impetus
due to World War II.
Prof. Thomas Flotte of the
medical school discusses the his-
tory of medical aid in war and
shown that war has proved to be
a living laboratory.
Program host is Prof. Arthur
Eastman of the English depart-
* * *
WXYZ-TV also presents folk
songs about heroes on "Accent"3
at 9:45 a.m.
Prof. Niel Snortum of the Eng-

lish department sings songs about,
heroes such as John Henry and
Jesse James. He said he believes
that these songs "made these men
sometimes bigger, sometimes bad-
der and sometimes better."
As an example of the latter,
Prof. Snortum sings the ballad of
Jesse James which turns this out-
law into "an American Robin
Regents ,Pick
For Dearborn
The Regents at their meeting
Friday appointed an Executive
Committee for the Dearborn Cen-
The three members of the Uni-
versity Senate will be Prof. Algo
D. Henderson of the education
school; Prof. John W. Lederle of
the literary college; and Prof.
Gordon J. Van Wylen of the engi-
neering college.
Prof. Henderson's term will ex-
pire June 30, 1962, while Prof.
Lederle's term expires June 30,
1960. Prof. Van Wylen's term will
expire June 30, 1960.
At the meeting ex-officio mem-
bers were also appointed. They
will be: Vice-President William E.
Stirton, director of the Dearborn
Center, chairman; Dean Stephen
S. Attwood, of the engineering
college; Dean Roger W. Heyns of
the literary college; Dean Russell
A. Stevenson of the business ad-
ministration school and Dean
Ralph A. Sawyer of the Horace H.
Rackham School of Graduate
The duties of the members will
be to advise the various deans at
the Dearborn Center.
Now Available
Applications for the seventh an-
nual International Student Rela-
tions Seminar are now available,
Carol Holland, '59, Chairman of
Student Government Council's
'National and International Com-
mittee said yesterday.
Sponsored by the United States
National Students Association, the
seminar is a nine-week course con-
ducted each summer for a selected
group of students from various
colleges and universities, through-
out the country.

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