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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 1963

THE MICHIGAN DAILY SUNDAY, 3ANUARY 13, 1963

SEMITIC, HAMITIC:
Notes Languages'_Similarities

Program Notes

out the need for language and
dramatic camps. "This is what is
being done at Interlochen in the
winter, but the idea has not
spread as fast as it should," he1
said.
Last year the Interlochen Arts
Academy was opened, permitting
students to complete a college pre-:
paratory program plus specialized
pre-professional training in music,
art, drama, dance and creative
writing
A new project which Prof. Mad-
dy is currently developing is a
statewide music festival for 1963.
Festival Committee
The festival would be conducted
by a committee consisting of rep-
resentatives of the sponsoring
groups working in cooperation with
the Michigan Cultural Commission
and with the Michigan Week Com-
mittee assigned to the Youth Day
Project. Existing competitions
could participate by nominating
finalists from .their own events
which should be treated as pre-
liminaries to the state finals.
The festival would be strictly
for student solo performances and
would be classified into elemen-
tary, junior high and senior high
divisions, Prof. Maddy said.

By CARL COHEN
"We should not define Semitic
and Hamitic as separate languages,
but rather merely as dialects of a
single tongue, with the only dis-
tinction being a geographical one,"
Prof. Mohammed MdEl-Garh of
Cairo University said Friday eve-
ning in a lecture given to the Arab
Club at the International Center.
The talk, which Prof. MdEl-
Garh called "more of an informal
chat" was entitled, "The Origin of
Arabic Language and its Relation
to Other Semitic Languages."
Prof. MdEl-Garh noted that it
is a "clear and established fact"
that the Semitic peoples of Meso-
potamia, Syria, Palestine, Arabia,
and Ethiopia had a common
"birthplace," namely the Arabian
Desert. In the period between 3000
and 800 B.C., there was an "over-
flow into surrounding areas in
waves of migration."
Great Pity
"It is a great pity" that Arabs
do not regard the Semitic people
as their own, because "they should
cherish their common heritage,"
he said.
We have very little information
about the Arabic people and their
language before 500 A.D., and so

the "trunk of the big tree whose
branches are manifest seems to be
indefinitely buried in the sands of
the Arabian Desert," Prof. MdEl-
Garh went on.
The visiting lecturer quoted
many examples of the similarity
between Biblical Hebrew and mod-
ern Arabic, but said that before
the 10th century A.D. ancient lin-
guists overlooked any likeness be-
tween Arabic and any other lan-
guage.
Sound Combination
To an Arab, speech means "a
sound combination that makes
sense according to what is laid
down," either given by God to
Adam or agreed upon by the lead-
ers. Because of this definition the
Arabic language has always been
glorified and not thought of in
terms of any other language. The
idea of anyone who can speak
"supreme Arabic" learning anoth-
er tongue is often shocking, Prof.
MdEl-Garh said.
Prof. MdEl-Garh also spoke. of
the re-Arabization of Gaza." He
said that of all the lands that have
turned to Islam, the Arabs "felt
at home" only with those people
who had originally been "their

The University Symphony Band,
under the baton of Prof. William
D. Revelli of the music school, will
present its annual midwinter con-
cert at 3 p.m. today in Hill Aud.
The program is open to the pub-
lic without charge and will in-
clude: the overture to "Italian in
Algiers" by Rossini; Handel's "Al-
legro, Air, Hornpipe and Finale"
from "The Water Music Suite";
the Polacca movement from Carl
Maria Von Weber's "Second Con-
certo for Clarinet"; "Siegfried's
Rhine Journey" from Wagner's
"Gotterdammerung"; "Phaeton"
by Camille Saint-Saens, and the
Ann Arbor premiere of Vittorio
Giannini's "Symphony No. 3."
Marches, instrumental solos, and
ensembles will conclude the after-
noon's performance.
Colors and Drawings . .
An exhibition of 34 contempor-
ary water colors and drawings se-
lected from nine New York galler-
ies will be shown in Alumni Me-
morial Hall, Jan. 13-Feb. 10.
Among the contemporary artists
who are represented in the nex
exhibition are: Karel Appel, James
Brooks, Kenzo Okada, Guiseppe
Santomaso, William Scott, Jack
Tworkov, and Esteban Vicente.
Extra Series....
The Hamburg Symphony Or-
chestra, with Istvan Kertesz con-
ducting, will give the fourth con-
cert in the Extra Series at 8:30
p.m. Wednesday in Hill Aud.
The first half of the concert
will consist of "Brandenburg Con-
certo No. 2" by Bach, "Symphony
No. 4 in A major" by Mendelssohn.

works by Couperin,
Bach, and others.

Kellner, J. S.,

Finney...
The University Broadcasting
Service is presenting a series of
hour-long programs devoted en-
tirely to the music of Prof. Ross
Lee Finney, heard each Thursday
evening at 8 p.m. over WUOM-FM.
Latin America...
The first in a series of twenty
half-hour radio documentaries en-
titled "The Searching World: AS-
signment Latin America" will be
presented at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 over
WUOM-FM.

two Colleges
Detail Rise
In Tuitions
DETROIT (P)-Two Michigan
colleges announced Friday tuition
increases for the 1963-64 school
year.
The University of Detroit will
raise its tuition $3 per credit hour,
the Rev. David Meier, S. J., the
school's treasurer announced. At
this new rate of $27 per credit
hour, the average student will pay
$768 per year for tuition.
Declaring that the University of
Detroit will still have one of the
lowest tuition rates among Jesuit
schools, Father Meier said, "To
our knowledge and hopes, this in-
crease will take care of our needs
for the foreseeable future."
Albion College will increase its
rates $100, President Louis W.
Norris announced. Tuition and
fees will be raised to $560 a semes-
ter. Expecting an enrollment in-
crease from the present 1400 to
2000 by 1972, Albion said the
funds would be used mainly for
increasing the size of the faculty
and raising teaching salaries.
Lehman. To Lead
Church Discussion
Assistant Dean C. F. Lehmann
of the education school will lead
members of the Northside Presby-
terian Church in a discussion of
"Should We Teach Our Childreni
to Fight'?" during today's morning
worship service at 10:45 a.m. in the
recreation-dining hall of Phi-Chi
Fraternity, 1222 Fuller Rd.

PROF. MDEL-GARH
... Semitism, Hamitism

brothers" as members of the Sem-
ito-Hamitic group.
"This process is now coming to
a climax; and if all of Gaza
should take their place as part of
Egypt, it is the only place that the
circle could naturally meet," Prof.
MdEl-Garh concluded.

SCHISTOSOMIASIS:
Burckhalter Reviews Disease Research

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By STEVEN HALLER
"Whoever finds a safe and cer-
tain answer to the problem of,
schistosomiasis will almost surely
receive the Nobel prize," Prof. Jo-
seph H. Burckhalter of the pharm-
acy school and director of pharma-
ceutical research into that disease
at the University, said recently
upon his return from Egypt.
Prof. Burkhalter echoed the
thought of many another re-
searcher who has attempted to aid
in ridding the world of this dread
disease.
Schistosomiasis is a parasite-
caused ailment carried by certain
species of snails; hence its other
name, "snail fever." The parasite
itself is a tiny flatworm (schisto-
some) that enters its victim in
immature forms wroch grow and
mate; after which the female
worm settles down to a life of
laying 300 eggs a day in the host's
bloodstream.
Egg Effects
The 'disease itself arises from
this large number ofeggs, which
cause local. inflammatory reac-
tions, resulting in lesions of vital
organs. Fibrosis may also occur,
TONIGHT-8:30 P.M.
"U.S. and Russia:
A comparison of Values"
Presentation and
discussion by
DAVE OLSEN
graduate student, teaching fellow
U. of M. Economics Department

a condition that blocks the nor-
mal flow of body fluids through
these organs, causing damage and
sometimes an agonizingly slow
death to the victim.
There are over 200 million cases
of schistosoiniasis in the world to-
day, accordng to Prof. Burckhalt-
er. He added that 80 per cent of.
all cases of cancer of the bladder
occur in Egypt and are directly
traceable to schistosome infections.
The major difficulty involved
in treating cases of schistosomiasis
lies in the fact that almost all
drugs which might prove toxic to
the worms are likewise harmful to
man, since the worm utilizes the
same sort of nourishment as does
its victim.
Prof. Burckhalter explained that
remedies now in use for schistoso-
miasis are of two major types:
non-metallic and metallic com-
pounds. The major non-metallic
compound is use today is known as
Miracil D. Although this drug has
some effect on the parasite, it is
not generally recommended; as it
has a toxic effect upon the liver,
which can lead to death.
Not Reliable
Nor is the drug always reliable
as a curative for the disease itself,
Prof. Burckhalter added. Never-
theless, it is still in use in some
areas of the world, despite its ill
repute. "This comes about because
those physicians who yet recom-
mend its use feel the drug is still
worthy of trial," Prof. Burckhalter
explained. Such doctors generally
administer belladonna or an anti-
histamine to overcome the harm-
ful side effects of Miracil D.
Most physicians today prefer to
use tartar emetic, an antimony
compound, as their "drug of

choice," Prof. Burckhalter went
on; however, he added that this
drug is not too reliable either, de-
spite its widespread use in Egypt
and elsewhere.
The effect of such drugs is to
speed up phagocytosis, that proc-
ess by which certain white blood
cells ingest and destroy harmful,
agents within the body. The "co-'
operation" between this process
and the drug itself combine to
wipe out the internal parasite.
Substance Synthesis
"My students and I synthesize
in the laboratory various com-

might be
potential
drug.

able to pick out
site of attack by

PROF. WILLIAM D. REVELLI
- . to lead band

one
the

Continuous today

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Transition Period
University research into schisto-
somiasis is undergoing a period of
transition at the present time, in
which specific research is not in
progress but the investigators are
in the process of ascertaining what
their next move should be, accord-
ing to Prof. Burckhalter. Certain
of these ideas for future experi-
mental work were gleaned from his
trip to Egypt, he added.
There are two groups of scien-
tists currently studying the disease
to find a preventative or cure for
it, Prof. Burckhalter continued.
One group stresses eventual eradi-
cation of the snails which serve as
c a r r i e r s of the schistosomes
throughout part of the worm's life
cycle.
Prof. Burckhalter viewed this
task as "impossible," due to the
fast reproduction rates of both
snail and worm. Counting himself
as a member of the second group
of researchers, he added that
working toward the general de-
struction ofall such snails in no
way aided those who. now suffer
from the disease. "Furthermore,
even though there be any number
of molluscicides to wipe out the
snails, it would be difficult to get
people in many backward areas
where the snails thrive to use such
drugs correctly," he went on.
Full Speed Ahead
'It would be better if scientists
would pull out all the stops and
work on both methods," to eradi-
cate the disease in conjunction
with drugs which might treat it as
well, Prof. Burckhalter concluded.
Prof. Burckhalter has recently
been the first recipient of the Na-
tional Research Award for Pharm-
aceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
for his work in that field.
tarroy To Note
Conservation
Prof. Jean-Paul Harroy of the
University of Brussels, former
vice-governor general of the Bel-
gian Congo and former governor
of Ruanda-Urundi, will speak on
"Wildlife Conservation in Africa"
at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow in 1040
Natural Resources Bldg.
Prof. Harroy, former secretary
general of the International Un-
ion for the Protection of Nature,
is currently the vice-president of
the International Commission on
National Parks. He is also the
author of "Africa, Land Which is
Dying."
Prof. Harroy's talk is sponsored
by the natural resources school.

After intermission, the orchestra
will play Bartok's "Concerto for
Orchestra."
Special Exhibit...
The General Library has pre-
pared a special exhibit illustrating
the history of the antislavery,
movement in this country. Major
emphasis in this exhibit is on 1830-
1860, although the beginnings of
the movement in the eighteenth
century are traced in the works
of Benjamin Rush, Franklin, the
Quakers, and the English reform-
ers.
Organ Recital...
An organ recital by Carol Angela -
Teti will be given at 8:30 p.m.
Jan. 24 at Hill Aud. She will play
To Undertake
Shopping Area,
C onstruction
Construction on a one million
dollar shopping center is expected
to begin within 90 days, a local
realty agency has announced.
The center, which is to include
a department store, will be erect-
ed on a 17.5-acre site in Pittsfield
township on Washtenaw.
Bernard E. Harkins, of Harkins
and Pennisi, the local agency, al-
so announced that the over-60,000
square foot department store is ex-
pected to be occupied by a national
discount store chain.
It isalso expected that the cen-
ter will contain a grocery-meat
market, a nursery, restaurant, -
shoe and drug stores and two oth-
ers.
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--N.Y. Post

"AN ELEGANT, VEXATIOUS GUESSING GAME."
--Crowther, N.Y. Times
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UNIVERSITY LECTURES IN JOURNALISM
TAD SZULC
Member of the Washington Bureau
of The New York Times
will speak on:
"CUBA AND LATIN AMERICA: 1963"

PROF. JOSEPH BURCKHALTER
. . . schistosomiasis
pounds which we hope will have'
some effect against the worm,"
Prof. Burckhalter explained. Re-
ports on these substances are sub-
mitted for biological evaluation to
a pharmacologist at the National
Institutes of Health.
At NIH, the drugs are tested
in mice, which are injected with
the same type of schistosomiasis
as that in man. By various proc-
esses of analysis, it is ascertained
whether or not the drugs show
any definite promise. Prof. Burck-
halter added that he had come
up with 118 compounds-all non-
metallic-thus far, but with no
positive results as yet.
He explained that non-metallic
substances were being investigated
rather than metallic ones because
the latter tended to attack all
body processes; whereas non-
metallic drugs featured more spe-
cific activity and were potentially
less toxic, so that the researcher

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