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Prof. Rudolph Discusses
Architecture Functionalism

Speech Playbill To Open Tomorrow

The tragedy of modern archi-
tecture, Prof. Paul R. Rudolph
said. is that many people believej
functionalism to be all-important.
Prof. Rudolph, chairman of the'
architecture department at Yale
"University,discussed "Design De-
terminants of Architectural Form"
in the architecture auditorium yes-
He explained that sometimes the
most admirable buildings are the
least functional and since func-
tionalism has been so widely stud-
ied, he would speak on other im-
portant things which influence the
form of a building.
Relationship Important
One of these determinants is the
relationship of the building to its
environment, particularly the other
buildings that surround it. This
is often ignored because people
build isolated "gems."
- I

He commented that this is true V
on most college campuses through-
out the country.
Architects should also consider
the regional aspects of the build-
ing's location. When buildings are
constructed the same way in Hong
Kong as they are in San Francisco,
local climates, traditions, and
thinking of the people are not
Prof. Rudolph recognized this as
an important factor to be con-
Psychology Necessary
Psychological implications must
be taken into account, he said,
and a place of worship should be
constructed differently from an
apartment house. The professor
suggested there should be a hier-
archy with important buildings
serving as anchors in a city.
The spirit of the times should
be determined. Prof. Rudolph, de-
signer of the American Embassy at
Amman, Jordan, claimed this has
to be left up to the few architects
who are experts in their field.«"
Structure of a building is re- M
lated to the other factors. He ex- T
plained that forms which look
well done with steel framing would Tn
not be suitable with concrete. T
Automobiles Cause Problems pt
Automobiles have caused many Di
problems for the architect, Prof. th
Rudolph commented. A large area
surrounding the stadium at Rice
Institute in Texas is filled with;
cars six afternoons a year. r
The rest of the time the area is
an ugly barren desert. He sug-
gested perhaps some one will find
'a way to make this sort of thing
appealing when no cars are pres- E.
Prof. Rudolph illustrated his lec- Rus
ture with colored slides. He showed gan
an architect's concept of what first
would happen if Americans took aski
over the Champs l'Elysees in Paris. ques
Trees along- the side would be niqu
removed to make room for stores US
and gaudy neon signs. Parked cars T
would line the middle of the road Stat
in front of the Arc de Triumphe tent
with a large electric wire pole in mat
the center. dart
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-Daily-Michael Rontal
TnE MATCHMAKER"-A sneeze amazes three members of the cast of Thornton Wilder's "The
atchmaker" which will be presented at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Friday and Saturday at Lydia Mendelssohn
'heatre by the speech department. Nancy Enggass as Irene Malloy, Sally Rosenheimer as Dolly Levi
nd Don Ewing as Horace Vandergelder are the surprised trio, while Terry Theuer, who plays Barnaby
ucker, continues in his restful position. The second Playbill production of the current season, the
ay is directed by Prof. William P. Halstead of the speech department. Sets are designed by Ralph
wckwall of the speech department. Tickets for tomorrow's performance only may be obtained at
he theatre box office.


AST LANSING, Mich. - Nine
sian educators toured Michi-
State's campus recently in the
t hours of their four-day visit,
ng and answering a barrage of
stions about schooling tech-
ues in the United States and
SR school systems.
'hey have found that United
tes high schools pay less at-
ion to the exact sciences and
hematics than Russian secon-
y schools. They said that


Ann Arbor's proposed off-street' U sF ss6s I U I JU.tLL I,
parking ordinance is more liberal!
toward fraternities and sororities Prg al'r Dn' eg in Stand
than existing rules, City Adminis-'? .WtWdE/ ~__
tr'ator Guy C. Larcom said yester-
Tye inpsd riace hc the party by southern Demo-
dhe proposed ordinance, which Six college Young Democrats crats, Torre Bissell, '60, chairman
would require fraternities, sorori- Clubs across the nation have of the Young Democrats club
ties and dormitories to furnish one passed a joint resolution support- aere, said recently.
parking spot for each six beds, ing Democratic National Commit- Urges Broad Program
would not be retroactive, Larcom tee Chairman Paul M. Butler for "If necessary, I hope the Demo-
pointed out. his "liberal stand on desegrega- cratic Party will give the Dixie-
One or two-family homes would tion." crats their walking papers in the
have to provide one space for each The vote of confidence was 1960 convention if they attempt
family unit, multiple family dwell- filed with the National Committee to block a comprehensive civil
ings, one and one-third for each 'on Dec. 7. rights platform, Bissell continued.
family unit. We passed the resolution to Young Democrat clubs from
Parking lots (five or more joined demonstrate that Young Demo- Harvard University, the Univer-
spaces) would have to be paved, crats support Butler in the face sity of Southern California, the
but paving is required now, Lar- of growing opposition from with- University of Texas, the Univer-
comn said. Uesity of Teasan the Univer-
With the ordinance retroactive, sity of Wisconsin and the Univer-
according to the City Administra-aI sity of Oklahoma joined with the
tor, it would apply only when a nrganization club'here in passing the resolu-
new building was built or an old tsion.
one was altered (or its purpose I V tC' The local Young Democrats club
changed) so that a different num- _ also filed a 16-point resolution
ber of parking spaces is required. urging "more vigorous liberal leg-
Larcom said the reason why the Chess Club, regular meetIng, Dec. 10, islation" with the National Coi-
current ordinance is being changed 7:30 p.m., Union, 3rd loor. mittee.
is that it contains contradictions Deutscher verein, Weihnachtsfest. Nation "Tired"
and complexities which make it Dec. 10, 8 p.m.. League, Mich. Room. In a firm statement issued here
unenforceable Speaker: Dr. W. F. Puchwein (Univ. of yesterday, the Democrats said,
Graz), 'Austrian Christmas Customs.""the eocrare sid
Christm of being told that the art of get-
Graduate student Council, Steering ting ahead is to look as if you are
Committee Meeting, Dec. 10, 5 p.m standing still."
Rackham Bldg., 2nd Floor, W. Lounge. Highlights of the resolution in-
/# /La Sociedad Hispanica, Tertulia, Dec. cluded repeal of the McCarran-
10, 3-5 p.m., 3050 F. B. Coffee and con- Walter Immigration Act, amend-;
versation. , , s ment of the Formosa Resolution
La Sociedad Hispanica, meeting, Dec. to include assurances that this

mathematics is essential for any
Russian student, whereas in the
United States students can grad-
uate from high school without
solid geometry or trigonometry,
The Russians said that litera-
ture and good books are not con-
sidered school work, but are read
for enjoyment.
Michigan State University plans
to invite A. I. Markushevich, as-
sistant Soviet minister of educa-
tton, and A. A. Smirnov, specialist
in child psychology, to return for
a term or two as visiting lecturers
or exchange professors.
* * *,
SEATILE, Wash. - The presi-
dent of Delta Gamma sorority at
the University of Washington re-
cently denied the fact that the
house practices discrimination by
refusing to hire a Nigerian student
as their house boy. She said the
charge was a result of misunder-
standing and lack of communica-
The problem was dissolved
when. Delta Gamma hired the Ni-
gerian student, the president not-
SYRACUSE, N. Y. - The chair-
man of Joint Student Legislature
committee on local and national
affairs at Syracuse University
said that the Student Government
will never accept the confiscation
of student's registration and li-
cense plates as a possible penalty
for parking offenses.
* * *
ITHACA, N. Y. -- A strong cen-

tral student government, with the
power of review over groups such
as the IFC, Cornell Panhellenic
and Women's Student Govern-
ment Association, is being pro-
posed by the Committee on Re-
organization of Student Govern-
ment at Cornell University.
The Student Government Or-
ganization will have, according to
the reorganization group's pro-
posed delegation of powers, au-
thority to delegate jurisdiction to
student groups and to review their
CHAMPAIGN, Ill.-In an oyer-
whelming majority vote last Mon-
day ,the Men's Independent As-
sociation of the University of Il-
linois approved the Student Sen-
ate anti-discrimination bill.
The Student Senate bill would
amend the Code on Student Af-
fairs to withhold approval fron
new student organizations which
limit membership on the basis of
race, religion or national origin
unless approved by the Senate.
* * ,
coordinator of student religious
activities at the University of Min-
nesota recommended last week
that a course in comparative re-
ligions be required for graduation
from the University.
"Our foreign relations are
hinged on understanding. Often
an individual's only knowledge of
other. religions is gained from
Sunday school. This is usually a
biased viewpoint."




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10, 8 p.m., 3050 F. B. Concurso de
India Student Assoc., Symposium, Dec
11, 8 p.m., Mich. Union, 3rd Floor Conf.
Rm. Delegates: Louis Greiss (United
Arab Republic), Flomon Q u a y o u r
(Ghana), Pacifico Albano Castro (Phil-
ippines), Ahmed Belkhodja (Tunisia),
Beverley Pooley (England), Roger A.
Needham (U.S.A.), Shiv Dayal (India),
"India's Foreign Policy." Prof. R.
Crane (Hist. Dept.) moderator.
Newman Club, Dec. 10, 8 p.m., 331
Thompson. Speaker: Prof. Harrison,
"Introduction to Scripture."
* * *
Sigma Alpha Eta, meeting, Dec. 11,
7:30 p.m., Speech Clinic, Rn. 108.
* * *
Ullr Ski Club, meeting, Dec. 10, 7:30
p.m., Union, Rm. 3S. Movie and re-
* .
University Christian Federation, all-
campus weekly mid-week worship, Dec.
10, 4:15 p.m. Douglas Memorial Chapel,
State and William. Sponsored by 11 de-

country will not go to war over
Quemoy and Matsu, statehood for
Hawaii, repeal of the 22nd
Amendment and establishment of
a program to combat rising in-
Ask Reform
"We believe the people . . . ex-
pressed a desire to get off dead-
center . . . to put an end to that
period when controversies and
conflicts were smoothed over in
the interests of party unity,.
when everything positive was ac-
complished in terms of negatives,"
the resolution continued.
Also included in the list of legis-
lative proposals was an appeal for
unilateral cessation of nuclear
bomb testing, with continuing ef-
forts to reach an agreement with1
Russia and other powers for com-
plete stoppage of testing.

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