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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Diamond Mine Finances Scholarships

Poet, Jazzman Combine
Talents in Jam Session

claim in the newly opened Kim-!
berley diamond fields. Two years
later the newly-made millionaire
retu: ned to England and entered<
Oxord University.
Return trips to Africa in orderr
to supervise his growing financialr
interests interrupted his studies
and Rhodes did not receive his
Lbachelor's and master's degrees
t from Oxford until 1881.-
It was after a trip through the
rich territories of South Africa
that he first dreamed of adding
the whole continent to the British
Empire - a dream which later
broadened to envisioning the}
whole world under British rule.
Forms Mining Company
Rhodes, 27 years old, next!
formed the De Beers Mining Corn-
pany, the second largest diamond-f
mining industry in the world. Hisi
power developed until he secured
a monopoly of the Kimberley dia-
mond production by the creationi
of the De Beers Consolidated
Mines, which reputedly had the
largest capital in the world.
To further increase his power,
Rhodes decided to' enter politics.
In 1881, he was elected to the par-
liament of the Cape Colony, in
which he had a seat for the re-
mainder of his life.
He became the prime minister,
of the Colony in. 1890. A virtual
dictator, he was responsible for
restricting the franchise to literate
persons (thereby reducing the
native vote) and effecting educa-
tional reforms. -
Imperialist Responsible
In parliament the imperialist
was largely responsible for Great
Britain's annexation of South
Bechuanaland, which was given
into Rhodes' charge, while a pro-'
tectorate was declared over the
northern territory.
To prevent the acquisition of
this land by the Germans, Dutch
or Portuguese, Rhodes created the'
British South Africa Company,
which by 1895 had secured
through treaty and war the ter-
ritory named in his honor - Rho-
desia.
Rhodes favored South African
unity and was impatient because
of the delay in executing his plans
for federation. Because of this, he
was responsible for a movement
to seize the Transvaal government.
Rhodes Resigns Post
Rhodes resigned as prime min-
ister in 1896 and the next year a
committee of the House of Com-
mons pronounced him guilty of
breach of duty as prime minister
.Undergraduate
Library Music
To0 Continue
The undergraduate library mu-
sic program will be put on a per-
manent basis, Mrs. Roberta C.
Keniston, director of the Library,
reported yesterday.
Response to the program, which
calls for recorded miusic to be
played on the second floor of the
Library Sunday afternoon and
Wednesday evening, was four to
one in favor, she said.
People wVere generally "delight-
ed" with the program and felt it
was an "asset," Mrs. Keniston
commented.
The music, supplied from the
Audio Room collection, is classical,
leaning towards ensemble and
chamber music.

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CECIL JOHN RHODES
... scholarship donator

The first poem which attracted
widespread attention to the works
of Langston Hughes was "The
Weary Blues," which received the
Opportunity Poetry Prize in the
early 1920's and served as the title'
of his first book of poetry..
Hughes will appear with the
Tony Scott Quartet in a "Poetry
and Jazz" concert at 8:30 p.m. to-
morrow in the Ann Arbor High
School Auditorium. The program.
will incorporate the rhythm and
lyrics of poetry with the beat and
rhythms of jazz, something new
in the state of Michigan.
Hughes recently read his poems
to jazz at the Village Vanguard- in
New York City, the Ivar Theater
in Hollywood, at Fisk University
in Nashville, and on various radio,
and TV shows. He will appear at
Carnegie Hall in New York next
week.
Records Readings
Hughes' readings of poetry to
jazz have been recorded many
times, sometimes with- blues and
dixieland furnishing the back-
groUnd, and at other times, with
progressive jazz as the undertone.
He writes understandingly of the
life of Harlem, showing clearly
and with honesty of vision, both
the happiness and pain experi-
enced there.
Hughes is also an author, play-
right and song writer.
Tony Scott, in contrast, is a,
multi-talented musician and ar-
ranger who has been identified

Speakers at the two-day com-
bined convention of the Central
States Speech Association and
the Michigan Speech Association
to be held in Detroit on Friday
and Saturday, April 10 and 11,
will include four members of the
University speech department.
Prof. N. Edd Miller, of the
speech department, is President of
the Central States Speech Asso-
ciation, which covers 13 states. He
will preside at the joint confer-
ence which 1,000 delegates are ex-
pected to attend.
Prof. Hayden K. Carruth, also
of the speech department, will
speak on "Trends in Teaching the
Beginning Speech Course in Col-
lege.".
Hoyne Cupbage, lecturer in
speech and manager of the Mich-
igan High School Forensic Asso-
ciation, will discuss "How to Judge
Debate."
Prof. William P. Halstead, of the
speech department, will conduct a
sectional meeting in theatre and
speak on "The Director and His
Actors."
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and as administrator of the Brit-f
ish South Africa Company.
He then devoted himself to the
development of Rhodesia, brought
the Matabele Rebellion of 1896 to
an end single-handedly, and car-
ried on negotiations for the build-1
ing of a trans-continental railway.<
Life-long bad health caught up
with the financier in 1902, afterl
the completion of his final will.
And the man who had been called1
a statesman, a land grabber, the
builder of empires and an un-1
scrupulous speculator left nearly
all his fortune to public service.
Provides Scholarships
One of his chief gifts was the
Rhodes Scholarships for the "com-
plete union of the English-speak-
ing races for the peace, enlighten-
ment and uplift of mankind." The
will set up a perpetual fund for
the support of selected scholars at
Oxford University from the United
States, Germany and the British
Empire.
Considered one of the most de-
batable. personalities of the past.
100 years, Rhodes has been char-]
acterized as follows: the "anomaly
of his character may best be ex-
plained if he is regarded as a man
of great aims who let nothing1
stand in the way of their achieve-
ment."
Rea's Office 1
Holds Review1
Of ID Cards
The Dean of Men's Office is
conducting a review of the ade-
quacy of the present identifica-
tion cards while investigating the
possibility of an improved IBM
type substitute, Dean of Men Wal-
ter B. Rea announced yesterday.
Investigation, he pointed out,
has been prompted by the fact
that maintaining the present IDs
is an expensive process both in
terms of time and money. The
cards also lend themselves to mis-
use by students.
In conducting the review, Rea
explained that his office will con-
sider the need for economy, set-
ting up a card that will be of
value to the students, the Univer-
sity and the general community.
At the present time, other uni-
versities are being questioned as
to the effectiveness of their ID
cards. It is hoped, he said, that
information from these sources
will aid in preparing an improved
substitute.
"But at the present time we
aren't entirely sure that a substi-
tute will be better than the exist-
ing card," Rea commented.

LANGSTON HUGHES
... to appear here

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with everything from musical
shows to far-out progressive jazz.
He studied at Juilliard from 1940
through 1942, and then entered
the army where he had his own
band.
Tours, Arranges
He has played with Claude
Thornhill, did arrangements for
Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn and
a Lili St. Cyr movie and has tra-
veled with the Duke Ellington, or-
chestra, playing tenor saxaphone,
clarinet and flute.
His present concentration, how-
ever, is with the clarinet, and he
is one of the rare, contemporary
jazz musicians whose work hono-
genizes the deeply-simple swinging
roots of traditional blues with the
complexities of modern concep-
tion.
In 1958, Scott! blew his way
through Europe, with a side trip
into Yugoslavia for the music-
starved country's first free jam
session.
Tickets for the concert are avail-
able at many, of the local stores.

Clinical Talk

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Set June 5
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For Oenter
Musical Tent, a summer theaterf
located on US-10 near Flint, will
begin its thirteen-week season of
musical shows on June 5.
Among the shows scheduled for
this season are the recent Broad-
way successes "Bells Are Ring-
ing," "L'il Abner," and "Mr. Won-
derful."
Other offerings are "Oh! Cap-
twin," "Pal Joey,". "Silk Stock-
ings," and "Knickerbocker Holi-
day," as well as two shows from
the standard repertoire, "Show
Boat," and "Roberta."
The Musical Tent Light Opera.
Association is embarking on a
long-range expansion program for
the theater' this season, to in-
crease its audience range and
community service. "We 'intend
to build a lasting, professional
community theatre to serve the
heartland of Michigan, Allen Poh-
ly, president of the non-profit
organization, explained.
Scholarships for students inter-
ested in theater, music and dance
are being offered by the associa-
tion.
Auditions for actors, singers,
dancers, technical people and ap-
prentices for the Musical Tent,
will be held from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9
p.m. today in Rm. 3C of the Union.
Prepared material is preferred for
singers and dancers but not es-
sential. Piano and accompanist
are available at the auditions.
Plan Annual
Music Show
The students in the music edu-
cation department of the Univer-
sity's music school will present
their annual program at 8:30 p.m.
today in Auditorium A, Angell
Hall.
"Many music education stu-
dents never get a change to per
form in recitals as' other music
students do, and so this is their
opportunity to do so," Larry Wolf,
'59SM, said.
The program will be presented
by the Music Education National
Conference, of which the Univer-
sity has a local chapter, and is
under the auspices of the School
of Music.
Both vocal and instrumental
performances will be heard dur-
ing the evening, including a num-
ber of soloists. There will also be
several presentations by ensemble
groups, among them, a saxophone
quartet and a brass trio.
"Poulenc, Chopin, Debussy,
Handel, and' quite a bit of Mo-
zart will be presented, making the
program representative of many
many periods in music," Wolf
added.

Members of the staff' of the
Children's Psychiatric hospital will
hold a clinical psychiatric forum
at 7:30 p.m. today in Rm. 3B of
the Union.
Staff members Bettie Arthur,
Dr. Herbert Thomas, Frank Wild-
erson and Joseph Kahle will speak
on "Team Approach to Treatment
of Disturbed Children."
The meeting is open ,to the
public. A question - and - answer
period will follow.

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