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'U' Players To Present 'Visit'

Cites Modern Trends
In Japanese Politics

Civil Defense To Hold Drills

The University Players will pre-
sent "The Visit," a modrn Eu-o-
pean drama by Fr4edrich Duerren-
matt, at 8:00 p.m. tonight through
Saturday in the Lydia Mendels-
;rhn Theatre.
The last production by the Uni-
versity players this season, "The
Visit" portrays a wealthy woman
returning to her native village in
Central Europe offering a billion
dollars for the life of the man
who wronged her years ago.
The part of the woman will be
played by Janet Roberts, '61, and
the man whom she is seeking by
Victor Dial, Grad.
"This play brings out the ques-
tion 'can murder ever be moral',"
director Prof. Andrew E. Doe of
the speech department noted.
"Duerrenmatt does not con-
demn, he merely observes, but in
doing so he shows that guilt, even
minor guilt, can never be ration-
"On another level of meaning,"
Prof. Doe commented, "the play
presents the degree to which de-
sire for material prosperity can
lead to corruption of a moral, as
well as a political and social na-
Prof. Doe, who is directing his
first play at the University, pre-
viously-taught and directed in the
speech department at the Univer-
sity of Iowa.
Among the eight University
players productions presented this
year were Aristophanes' "The
Frogs," Moliere's "The School for
Husbands," Sean O'Casey's "The
Purple Dust," and Christopher
Fry's "The Firstborn."
The summer playbill, including
four plays and an opera, will be
announced within the next few
Group Plans
The Commission on English, set
up by the College Entrance Exam-
ination Board for the purpose of
improving the teaching of English
at the secondary level, is planning
a series of summer institutes where
sample English curricula will be
taught to experienced high school
This summer the University will
be host to 60 representatives from
20 universities who will plan the
curricula which will be taught in
summer institutes for graduate
credit beginning in 1962.
The Commission believes many
English teachers do not have ade-
quate training in their field, and
that fifty per cent of those now
teaching English in the high
schools were not English majors
< in college.
The summer institutes are de-
signed to encourage teachers to
make up for this deficiency and
to continue working for their mas-
ter's degree in English.
In addition to the summer in-
stitutes the Commission is also
planning to aid English teachers
through kinescopes showing the
presentation of subect matter.
Recommendations have alsombeen
made for the improvement of fa-
cilities such as better libraries in
the high schools and a lighter
load of administrative duties for
the English teacher.
The curricula taught at the in-
stitutes will be in three primary
fields; language, literature and
composition. Leading the curricu-
lum planning in these areas will
be Professor Helen White, Uni-
versity of Wisconsin; Professor
Albert R. Kitzhaber, Dartmouth
University, and Professor Nelson
Francis, Franklin and Marshall
In the field of composition the

student-teachers will study the
methods of teaching composition
by doing as much of their own
writing as possible and then an-
alyzing and criticizing one anoth-
ers work. They will then discuss
methods for translating the things
they have learned into concepts
easily understood by high school
Prof. Warner G. Rice, chairman
of the English department, was ap-
pointed by the Commission to plan
for this summer's program.
Those who will head the sum-
mer institutes in 1962 are Prof.
Arthur Carr of the English de-
partment, Prof. Louis Rus, Calvin
College, Grand Rapids, and Prof.
Carlton Wells of the English de-;

-Daily-Larry vanice
DRESS REHEARSAL-The University Players go through their
paces in the final trial before opening night. The play is "The
Visit" by Friedrich Duerrenmatt, and will be presented tonight
through Saturday 'in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Officials Note Constant
Need for Specialization

The two main influences on
Japanese politics today are a gen-
eral antipathy to war and opposi-
tion to the notion of returning to
the "old Japan," Katsumi Yoshi-
mura, staff writer for the Sonkei
Press in Tokyo, explained in an
interview yesterday.
The "old Japan" was the reac-
tionary-controlled regime which
led the nation into World War II.
Because of the determination to
preserve peace, Yoshimura believes
that no ultra-conservative group
could hope to gain a large follow-
ing in Japan, the way the Ameri-
can John Birch Society has here.
Japan is not really a neutral
country, since it is ideologically
committed to the West, Yoshimura
said. But because of the over-
Jung, Maier
Seek Offices
Anees Jung, Grad, and Jack
Maier, '62, are the only candidates
for International Student Asso-
ciation president and vice-presi-
dent, respectively.
Miss Jung is from India and
Maier is from the United States.
Ballots will be mailed to ISA
members tomorrow. Members must
return them by May 3. The count-
ing will be held May 4.
The ballots provide space for
write-in candidates. All interest-
ed in meeting the candidates can
do so at the International Center
tea at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the
The Juig-Maier platform asks
a better ISA newsletter, more so-
cial activity among the interna-
tional clubs.
Also suggested is a general coun-
cil to be formed of the current ISA
executive board, plus the presi-
dents of the nationality, clubs.
They urge the council to "oper-
ate as a unit, thus tying together
the ISA members and members
of the various nationality clubs."
Their platform also describes
the "main aim and purpose of
ISA" as "to help the foreign stu-
dents establish a close personal
contact with one another and with
American students."
Little To deseribe
Design Methods
Robert Little, grad, will speak
on "Fatigue Design Methods" at
4 p.m. today in Rm. 229 West En-
gineering Bldg.

whelming desire to avert any ac-
tion which might lead to war,
Japan tends to follow a policy of
on- alignment withreither the
Communist or Western bloc.
Because of geographical and
cultural ties, Yoshimura explain-
ed, there is prevalent feeling of
closeness on the part of the Japa-
nese for the people of Red China.
Many political leaders favor the
admission of Red China to the,
United Nations and believe that
that country's "undisciplined be-
havior" can most effectively be
checked if it is included in the
world organization.
Japan also maintains what
Yoshimura termed "a very good
relationship" with Nationalist
China. The Japanese favor essen-
tially the same type of proposed
"two Chinas policy" as United
States subscribes to, and antici-
pates the same strategic difficul-
ties in implementing it.
Yoshimura believes the politi-
cal influence of Zengakerun, the
national Japanese student union
has been exaggerated because of
extensive coverage of the demon-
strations the group staged last
summer when former President
Dwight D. Eisenhower was sched-
uled to visit Japan.
The students often have great
insight into political issues, he
said, but sometimes they tend to
oversimplify them.
1103 S. University NO 2-6362

National civil defense activity
will begin today and continue
through Saturday.
During the mock drill, describ-
ed in the Washtenaw County Civil
Defense Pamphlet, the government
will assume tomorrow that "the
situation has worsened to the
point that general war, involving
nuclear attack on the United
States, has become an imminent
threat" and will inform the state
officials of the condition.
These state officials will in turn
inform local officials as to the
situation either the same day or
Public Action
All public action is to take part
on this local level during "Attack
Phase" which will begin when the
DIAL NO 2-6264

attack warning goes off at 4:00
p.m. Friday.
Nationwide Conelrad alert will
continue from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Dur-
ing this time the public sirens
will be sounded and it is suggested
that public buildings should be
evacuated and basements and fall-
out shelters should be used.
A radioactive fallout situation
will be simulated and officials
will estimate dose rates, develop-
ment and fallout patterns during
the operation. This fallout situa-
tion and bomb-damage assess-

ment activity will affect the de-
cisions made by the local officials
as to the action to be taken by the
Col. Gerald G. Miller, director
of Washtenaw County Civil De-
fense, pointed out that this opera-
tion would only be considered a
"self-evaluation exercise."
He added that this is a test of
the government's ability to pre-
pare itself in such a manner as
to prepare the community for any
major disaster that might occur.



The University has not exper-
ienced an increase in the demand
for highly specialized graduates,
three placement officials said.
This runs counter to a trend,
indicated by a national survey, to-
ward personnel who are highly
trained in specific areas rather
than liberal arts students with a
broad, general background.
Recruiters are looking for both
specialists and liberal arts gradu-
ates in approximately the same
proportion of recent years, Mil-
dred Webber, administrative as-
sistant of the Bureau of Appoint-
ments said.
More Selective.
However, the economic down-
turn is forcing employers to be
more selective in hiring of per-
sonnel than in past years.
The number of companies seek-
ing graduates has remained fairly
constant over the last several
years, she commented.
"Many companies which did
little recruiting in the 1930's now
find they are lacking executives.
So they are hiring today with the
Sinai Lecture
Views Nations
Growth Needs
Economic development, social)
progress and health improvement
are inseparable factors in the ad-
vance of any underdeveloped
country, Dr. Nathan Sinai of the
School of Public Health said Wed-
nesday in the annual John Sund-
well Memorial Lecture.
Sinai said although none of the
three factors of economics, health
and social growth can be isolated
from the other two, they do not
necessarily come about simultan-
eously. For example, "most ar-
guments favoring eradication of
disease assumea resultant rapid
economic growth."
He also asked for a closer study
of the relationship of such pro-
grams as malaria prevention on
the economies of underdeveloped
Dr. Sinai cited the case histor-
ies of Ghana and South American
countries to show how health con-
ditions and economics must be
judged together..
Eradicating disease to increase
the number of work days per
worker, however, does not neces-
sarily mean increased productivity
for the country if there is wide-
spread unemployment, he said.
Attempting to ignore the influ-
ence of health on the total im-
provement program can lead to
building "air castles of economic
desire," he emphasized.
Dr. Sinai returned from an off-
campus assignment in California
to give the address to a capacity
audience in the School of Public
Health's main auditorium.

long range development of the
company in mind rather than the
changes of the short term eco-
nomic situation," she explained.
Future Executives
Arthur Hann, of business ad-
ministration's school placement
bureau concurred in this view. He
said many companies look for spe-
cialists which they can fit into
their organization now, but with
enough general background to be-
come future executives.
The recession has not hurt re-
cruiting the business education
school. "Recruiting is heavier this
year with the number of com-
panies seeking personnel outnum-
bering students using the serv-
ice," Hann said.
He also noted starting salaries
are three to five per cent higher
than last year, This year a gradu-
ate with a master's degree in
business administration can ex-
pect a median offer of $550. This
figure was $525 last year.
Those holding bachelor's degrees
in business administration can ex-
pect a median offer of $475 instead
of $450 asked last year.
Seek Engineers
Recruiting is also heavier for
engineering school graduates this
year, Prof. John Young, assistant
to dean of engineering college
The amount of, specialization
sought depends on the require-
ments of the employers. Those en-
gaged in research and develop-
ment seek highly specialized engi-
neers while those in general en-
gineering and design do not need
such highly specialized personnel.
In the research and development
field there are more jobs available
than last year, Prof. Young re-
However, there are less jobs in
the general engineering area and
employers are being more selec-
tive in choosing employes.
. Dial 8-6416

SHOWS AT 1-3:35-6:20 & 9:10
FEATURE 1-3:45-6:30 & 9:20

Shown at 1:00 --5:20 - 9:45


Shown at 3:00 -- 7:30 only


Beta Alpha Psi, Business Meeting,
Election of Officers, April 26, 4 p.m.,
165 Bus. Ad.
* * *.
School of Education Student Council,
April 26, 4 p.m., 4200 UHS. Speaker:
Dr. Finley Carpenter, "Role of Teach-
ing Machines in Public Schools."
* a *
Mich. Citizenship Clearing House, Po-
litical Parties Day-Registration, 8:30
a.m., Discussion on Michigan's Prob-
lems and their Solution, 10:15 a.m.,
Lunch (League Balirm.), 12:30 p.m., In-'
dividual Party Caucuses, 2 p.m., April
* * *
Wesley Fdn., Holy Communion fol-
lowed by breakfast, 7 a.m., 1st Meth.
Church Chapel; Mid-week Refresher,
4-5 p.m., wesley Lounge; April 26.
SHOWS AT 7 - 9 P.M.
d'ear's Best!f"
N, Y. Post - Cue -Saturday Review
has truly composed 0 -
Lovely imagery... -
. that has tempo
it is humorous,
der and strong." (.-
-Crowther, N, Y. Times 1
N Y. Daiy News
ten N. Y.Post j°
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DR. FROOD'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A little learning can
be a dangerous thing-especially in a multiple-choice exam.
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Vew York Times -Herald Tribune-
a 'ballad'.
a picture poem.
and feeling.
exciting, ten
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"One of the great ones ...fine en

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DEAR DR. FROOD: I have calculated that if the population explosion
continues at its present rate, there will be a person for every square
foot of earth by the year 2088. What do you think of that?
Statistics Major
DEAR STATISTICS: Well, one thing's sure, that will finish off the hula-
hoopers-once and for all.


DEAR DR. FROOD: I have been training our
college mascot, a goat. He has learned how to
open a pack of Luckies, take out a cigarette,
light up and smoke. Do you think I can get
him on a TV show?
Animal Husbandry Major
DEAR ANIMAL: I'm afraid not. To make TV now-
adays, you've got to have an act that's really
different. After all, there are millions of Lucky
DEAR DR. FROOD: I am a full ,professor--and
yet I stay awake nights worrying about my abil-
ity to teach today's bright young college stu-
dents. They ask questions I can't answer. They
write essays I don't understand. They use com-
plicated words that I've never heard before.
How can I possibly hope to win the respect of
students who are more learned than I am?
DEAR PROFESSOR: I always maintain that noth-
ing impresses a troublesome student like the
sharp slap of a ruler across his outstretched

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Presented in Hill Auditorium, Fri., April 14
STRAVINSKY ... Symphony of Psalms
University Choir and Orchestra
Joseph Blatt, Conductor
DALLAPICCOLA ... Songs of Captivity
Michigan Singers and U. Orchestra
Maynard Klein, Conductor

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DEAR DR. FROOD: You can tell your readers for me that
college is a waste of time. My friends who didn't go to

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college are making good money now. And me, with my advice to a poor girl who, after four years at
new diploma? I'm making peanuts! college, has failed to get herself ..,
Angry Grad invited on a single date?
DEAR ANGRY: Yes, but how many of your friends can do Miss Miserable
what you can do-instantly satisfy that overpowering DEAR MISS: Mask?
craving for a peanut.





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