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'OBER 13, 1959

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

OBER 13, 1959 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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SENIOR PICTURE
CAMPUS SALE
TO DAY

JGP Opens
Petitioning
For Posts
Petitioning for three Junior Girls
Play central committee positions
will begin tomorrow and continue
for a week, Lyn Mefort, '61, JGP
publicity chairman, announced re-
cently.
The three open positions are
campus publicity, music chairman
and assistant general chairman.
The petitions are available at
the League undergraduate office.
The two dollars dues soon to be
collected from junior girls on the
diag, in dorms and sorority houses
will be used to support the show.
SHOP FOR
STUDENT SUPPLIES
in the modern manner
SELF SELECTION
and
OPEN DISPLAY
at
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State Street at North N.

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DAWN'S
iehkeĀ¢ette

LEOPOLDVILLE CHILDREN-Prof. Marie Therese Knapen of
the University of Leopoldville, Belgian Congo, recently visited the
University and, described the family relationships in African
tribes, particularly emphasizing how children are raised.
ro fessor Makes Study
Of Families in A frica

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By JEAN HARTWIG
Belgium - born Professor Marie,
Therese Knapen spent nine,
months in a small African village,
studying the relationships between
native mothers and their children.
Prof. Knapen, who visited the
University last week as part of a
tour of American universities, is
an associate professor of child"
psychology and education at the'
Lovanium University of Leopold-
ville, Belgian Congo..
As part of a research project on'
the child-rearing practices of the
natives, Prof. Knapen lived among
the people to study first-hand"
their environmental situation.
"I worked in the fields, cooked
with them and carried their babies
on my back," she explained.
Emphasize Family
Through her experience, she
discovered that individual per-
formance has no meaning to the
African native. To him, the ex-
tended family performance is the
only thing of importance.
Because of this group orienta-
tion, the child during his early
years is punished only for actions
that are harmful to his group, she
said. Stealing is not regarded as
wrong and is punished only if it
reflects on the family.
The Africans consider lack
of respect for old people the chief
wrong, as it presents the most
serious problem for the, existence
of the extended family. In the
hierarchy of the village,-the chief
is highly regarded for his role,
rather than for his personality as
an individual, she said.
Problems Result
Many of Africa's social problems
result from this early group orien-
tation. Natives who go into indus-
try in the cities have a problem
adjusting to work in which the
motivation is essentially individ-

t

ual. The problem is heightened
even more because business men
do not understand the native psy-
chology.
Prof. Knapen, who graduated
from Louvain University in Bel-
gium, called its Leopoldville
branch an "international univer-
sity." Most of its 600 students are
African, but approximately a fifth
are European and Asiatic.
She does not think there is an
organized anti-European feeling in
the Congo, although she cited a
strong feeling of nationalism.
Although the governments of both
the Belgian Congo and Belgium
are seeking the region's indepen-
dence, some strong financial and
industrial groups oppose the move-
ment.
Prof. Knapen, who studied group
dynamics research and the social
psychology program while at the
University, will tour several more
universities before returning to
Africa.
Fortnite Cut
As Activity
By Assembly
Fortnite Was discontinued at the
Assembly Dormitory Council meet-
ing yesterday.
In a divided vote, the organiza-
tion decided to discontinue the
activitiy, scheduled for next month,
because it "no longer serves any
purpose."
Originally held two weeks after
school resumed in the fall, the
activity was intended to acquaint
new students with their fellow
house-members through the pres-
entation of an original skit. As-
sembly awards were also given out
at Fortnite. These will now be pre-
sented at Lantern Nite.
ADC also voted to request Stu-
dent Government Councilto inves-
tigate Homecoming procedure. The
"request," a result of a complaint
of Henderson House, will be pre-
sented at this week's SGC meeting
by Joan Comiano, '61, president
of ADC and the Henderson House
ADC representative.

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Organization
Notices

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Poster Delivery Service, Alpha Phi
Omega, service fraternity will deliver
posters according to the following
schedule: Central Campus, 16 Boards,
Tues., Thurs.; Auxiliary Campus, 15
Boards, Tues., Thurs.; Residence Halls,
21 Boards, Mon., Wed., Fri. Posters must
be in the Alpha Phi Omega office, 2528
SAB, at least one day prior to expected
date of delivery. For further informa-
tion, call NO 3-3112 or Tim Meno at
NO 3-7541, Ext. 840.
Ballet Club, dance studio, Oct. 13, 7
p.m. Beginners, 8 p.m. Advanced, Bar-
bour Gym.
Congregation, Disciples, E & R Stu-
dent Guild, coffee break, Oct. 13, 4:30-
6 p.m., 524 Thompson.
Deutscher Verein, first meeting, Oct.
13, 8 p.m., Union, Rms. 3R and 3S.
SBX, money return -pick up checks
and unsold books, Oct. 13-16, 2-4:30
p.m., SAB Basement.

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