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November 30, 1960 - Image 2

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AAUP Endorses WSU Speaker Policy

free of threats by duly elected
representatives as well as of private
organizations or individuaus. Legal
recourse is available to prevent or
stop undersirable actions.
"'The Conference disapproves of
all attempts to deprive educational
institutions of their legal freedom.
It approves of such responsible
implementation o f educational
policy as has appeared in the
statements and actions of Presi-
dent Hilberry and the Wayne!
State Board of Governors.

Cross Gives Lecture
On .sseue Origins
The second and final of the
fourth annual Zwerdling lectures
was delivered by Prof. Frank
Moore Cross on "Essene Origins"
in Aud. A yesterday.
"The series of texts of the
Qumran (Dead Sea) Scrolls con-
cerned with the Messianic Law re-
fer to one or more prophecies con-
cerning the Messiah," explained
Prof. Cross. "In addition to 'Mes-
siah,' phrases such as the "an-
nointed ones" and 'Adopted Sons
of the Lord' were found in the
"The Essenes, or Qumran sect,
expected divine intervention to
establish a New Israel . . . All
events were to come through the
mouths of the Prophets. The Es-
senes searched the scriptures. In
some texts Jesus is identified with
the coming Messiah and in others PROF. FRANK M. CROSc
he is coupled with the prophet- ... Essene origins
like Moses. Moses must be regarded
as a massianic figure in the strict priestly Messiah is identified
sense," said Prof. Cross. the "Star of David" and the :
Sign of New Age Messiah, with the "Sceptr
The reappearance of the pro- Juda." The star is the expo
phecy was sign of the coming of of the law while the sceptr<
the "new age" in Judaism. A new presents the prince of the
Moses would establish a new Is- munity, the scion of David.
real. , star and the sceptre were t
The messianic doctorines of the from the Baalim oracles, ant
Essenes closely related with those the Messiahs of Aaron and I
of the early Christian Church, respectively.
"The royal Messiah was to come to Teacher Included
earth defeating the unjust and
the unworthy." A righteous teacher who wa
In the Qumran materials word teacher, priest, and prophet o
of the coming of a priestly and Essenes is also included in
a royal Messiah appear. The text of the Quran. Accordir

substantial number of additions
to the University collections, none
of which have been challenged by
the customs department.
Prof. Loehr took a trip around
the world in the winter of 1957-58
and made a list of the available
Oriental art which would be of
value to the University collection.
Among these were objects from the
Chen collection.
The Treasury Department, con-
curring with the State Department
policy of non-recognition of Com-
munist China, has refused to allow
the entry into this country of any
materials brought from behind the
bamboo curtain.
The Communist Chinese mean-
while are doing everything in their
power to stop the outward flow
of Chinese art rteasures, and they
are even sending their agents into
the United States and other coun-
tries to buy them back.
Most recently, Treasury agents
"got a tip" from Hong Kong, that
Frank Caro, head of the inter-
nationally famous C. T. Loo Gal-
lery in New York City, was making
and unexpected trip to Hong Kong.
On his return, agents followed
him from San Francisco back to
New York and confiscated $282,000
worth of Chinese art from the
gallery when it opened the next
This led the Treasury to investi-
gate the origin of imports from the
Chen collection.

Senate Votes
Approval For
Exam Concept
A straw vote taken at yester-
day's Women's Senate meeting
showed a majority of the senators
present in favor of the concept of
comprehensive examinations.
They approved the idea of the
exams with the goals of encourag-
ing students to integrate various
aspects of their major fields, and
measuring for the faculty its suc-
cess in conveying ideas to the
Following the vote, the senators
divided into discussion groups to
consider questions on the nature
of comprehensives.
Following the next meeting, the
Senate will draft a resolution on
comprehensives which will be sub-
witted to the faculty Curriculum
Blame Fixed
In Pre-Recess
Traffic Prank
Investigation by University
authorities has revealed that mem-
bers of Sigma Nu and Phi Delta
Theta were responsible for piling
bicycles and logs in the middle of
Washtenaw Ave. near South Uni-
versity Ave. last Tuesday night.
The case has been referred to
t h e Inter - Fraternity Council
executive committee for discip-
linary action, according to John
Bingley, Assistant Dean of Men.
The fraternity men obstructed
traffic the evening before the
Thanksgiving recess as a prank.
When motorists complained, po-
licemen removed the debris, but
it was replaced a few minutes

P. D. East, editor of The Petal
Paper of Petal, Mississippi, and the
author of "The Magnolia Jungle,"
will speak on "How to be a Man
of Distinction" at 3 p.m. today in
Rackham Ampitheatre.
When the Supreme Court made
the decision for school desegrega-
tion in 1954, East protested Mis-
sissippi politicians' attempt to de-
feat the decision by tightening
voting laws with an editorial titled.
"Us-and Them Other Crawfish."
That editorial and other sim-
ilar actions lost his paper almost
every subscription and advertiser.
But he said, "I can't look the oth-
er way when the most important
issue of my life hits me smack in
the face."
One of his editorial rules is
"love your enemies because it
makes them so damned mad."
Another is "serve God by laugh-
ing at the devil."
This lecture is the first in a
series being sponsored by the
journalism department.



third lecture in the series
with guest speaker: PHILIPE. CONVERSE
Study Director, Survey Research Center

WED., Nov. 30 8 P.M.

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