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Official Organ
Of Journalism
Classes Issued
Paper's Primary Purpose
Is To Explore Untapped
Sources, Maurer Says
The bi-weekly Michigan Journalist,
student laboratory newspaper pub-
lished by the journalism department,j
was printed Friday by the Ann Arbor
News and distributed yer terday. It
includes articles on Ann Arbor's pro-
posed charter revision, the model
town plan of Dowagiac and the pro-
gressive North Bend high school.
Seniors. Edit Paper
Under the direction of Prof. Wesley
H. Maurer a board of seniors in the
journalism department are in charge
of editing the paper. Those on the
board for this issue were Frances
Baker, Richard Forsythe, Carmena
Freeman and Roland Gifford.
One of the primary purposes of the
Journalist, according to Professor
Maurer, is to explore untapped news
sources. In this issue, for example,
the future development of skyscrap-
ers is discussed in an interview with
Prof. Ralph W. Hammet of the archi-
tecture college. Another article
deals with the. psychological effect of
the use of military uniforms in Ger-
Analyses Important, Topics
The Journalist features a thorough
treatment of subjects of lasting. in-
terest rather than a concentration
on spot news. The covers of the re-
ligious lectures given here recently by
Bertrand Lord Russell, Reinhold Nie-
buhr and Monsignor Fulton J. Sheen
were written from stenographic notes
taken at those meetings.
The Journalist ir' printed by vari-
ous newspapers Az the State. Copies
are sent to -arious colleges, high
schools, institutes, publishers and li-
braries throughout the country.
Union Travel Board
To Continue Work
The travel bulletin board in the
Union lobby will remain in operation
until Saturday, it was announced
yesterday by James Wills, '40E, Union
publicity chairman.
The board is for the convenience of
students and faculty members who
wish to secure transportation or pas-
sengers for automobile trips away
from Ann Arbor during Spring Va-
cation. There will be no charge for
this service, Wills said, but identifi-
cation . must be made at the Union
student offices.

Mayan Inspects Danner's Camera

(Continued from Page 2)
a. Executive Committee, prepared
by Professor Arthur S. Aiton.
b. University Council, prepared by
Professor Joseph R. Hayden.
c. Executive Board of the Gradu-
ate School, prepared by Professor
Louis I. Bredvold.
d. Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs, prepared by Pro-
fessor Louis C. Karpinski.
e. Dean's Conference, prepared by
Dean Edward H. Kraus.
3. New business.
The Bureau has just received'notice
of a Civil Service Examination-"In-
stitution Band Music Director A," ex-
amination to be held on April 22,
1939 in the following Michigan cen-
ters: Lansing, Detroit, Grand Rap-
ids, Saginaw, Grayling, Manistique
and L'Anse. Open to men and wom-
en. Requirements: (1) Two years ex-
perience as band or orchestra con-
ductor, or (2) one year of such ex-
perience following graduation from a
conservatory of music or from a rec-
ognized college with a major in mu-
sic, or (3) any equivalent combina-
tion of experience and training; age
not under 21 on the date of examina-
tion. Applications must be in before
April 7, 1939. Further details may
be found at the Bureau.
Hours: 9-12 a.m.; 2-4 p.m.
University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational rnfor-
201 Mason Hall.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
United States Civil Service Examina-
tion. Last date for filing of applica-
tion given.
Junior Observer in Meteorology $1,-
440, April 17.
The complete announcement is on

file at the University Bureau of Ap-
pointments and Occupational Infor-
mation, 201 Mason Hall. Office Hours:
9-12 and 2-4.
Military Ball: Tickets now on sale
at Regimental Council office, West
Engine Annex, for Advanced Course
and Reserve Officers. Office will be
open 2 to 5 p.m. today and every
afternoon next week. No reservation
of tickets will be made.
All freshmen women who are un-
available by telephone please leave
their dollar for Frosh Project dues
in the Undergraduate Office as soon
as possible.
Academic Notices
Economics 72: Hour examination,
Fountain Pens
302 S. State St.

Monday, April 3, rooms as follows;
N.S. Aud-A-F.
348 W. Eng.-G-M.
25 A.H.-N-Z.
Juniors and Seniors of the Literary
College: Students desiring to apply
for candidacy for the Teacher's Cer-
tificate please see a member of the
Teacher's Certificate Committee as
soon as possible. In the absence of
Professor Thorpe students majoring
in Group I, and minoring in Group II
see Professor Welch, 4089 Natural



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Chankin, Harland Danner's Mayan host during his 60-day stay in a
Lacandone Indian village in the wilderness of southern Mexico, in-
spects the former Michigan athlete's camera, which graphically re-
corded life among this primitive people.
Danner Talk To Include Movies
.of MayVan, Custom And Ritual


203 *East Liberty

Complete Record Of Life
In Crude Indian Village
Filmed By Adventurer
When Harland Danner, '39, shows
his movies of the primitive Lacan-
done Indians Wednesday night in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Ann
Arbor will have the opportunity to
see the only authentic record of one
of the last remaining vestiges of
ancient Mayan civilization.
Danner, who will lecture on his
pictures, took them during a 60-day
stay with the wild tribe late last year
near the Mexican-Guatemala bor-
der, a spot more than 100 miles from
the last outpost of civilization.
The movies give a complete record
of life in the crude Indian village,
where Danner ate, slept and worked
with the natives. Some shots show
the Lacondones at work, making
rough cloth from the bark of the
helocin tree, preparing "balche," their
only fermented drink, or chipping
flint arrowheads in preparation for
their numerous hunts.
Films Include Religious Rites
Other pictures show variu'is relig-
ious rites, curious to the civilized
world, but practiced zealously by
these primitive people. Each man in
the tribe worships from 5 to 15 deities,
according to his own preference.
Before beginning the perilous trek
to the southern Mexican wilds, the
21-year-old Danner first took private
instructions for six weeks from a
Maya expert at the University of
Mexico. From Mexico City, he went
on foot to the capital of an outlying
province, where he procured most of
his supplies. After a 3-week siege of
amoebic dysentary there, he left on
horseback for a 3-day trip over the
mountains to a small village on the
fringe of civilization.
From there, in order to arrive at
the Lacondone region, Danner had
to traverse more than 100 miles of
thick, tangled jungle, over a hardly-
visible trail, on which no human foot
had trod for more than a year. He
had two native boys as guides 'and
companions, and three pack horses,

all of which gave up somewhere along
the trail.
Films Were Almost Destroyed
At times, when his packhorses sank
up 'to their bellies in rivers or mud
holes, Danner thought that his pre-
cious films were ruined. Dense under-
brush, hot and humid weather, and
the terrific pace at which the party
progressed, finally wore down the two
Indian guides. They were ready to
give up and turn back, and the food
supply was about to give out, when
finally signs of Lacondone trails were
But even when Danner found him-
self fpcing leaders of the wild tribe,
his troubles were far from over, for
he had the greatest difficulty in per-
suading them to allow him to live in
the village. However, his frantic pleas,
supplemented by a generous supply
of salt and crude brown sugar, fin-
ally won the natives' confidence, and
he lived there for the next two
months,dsharing their problems, eat-
ing food with them and above all
taking his remarkable movies.
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