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April 05, 1939 - Image 6

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Filipino Student Charges Japan
. ie tteni nds In ldei aendence

Library Books
nre Called n i Rn
_Ir er V Ie11l 11 i-it.ie
In accordance with the Regent's
re i7atin that"f't~rat Th n

Conant Describes
Cluni Monastery
~~j the J\f 0 I& V 1.-!rrat"Gi 'Yat
9t A: I) w. fittished yesterday
by lrof. Kenneth J. Conant, of Har-
vard University's Graduate School of

Japan today is pouring thousands
of its citizens into the Philippine Is-
lands, is securing a strangle-hold on
the island foreign trade, and may
soon make a move to take over com-
plete control of the Philippine govern-
ment, Justo A. Matutino, graduate
student from the Islands, declared in
an interview yesterday.
But the Filipinos aren't particular-
ly worried over the possibilities 'of
Japanese domination, Matutino said.
Many of the native citizens feel that
Japan would be a better imperial
master than the United States, he
The Japanese are of a similar racial
type to the Filipinos, they are located
in a geographical position favorable
to the islands, and they have an un-
derstanding of the Oriental type of
economic civilization, Matutino ex-
Japan has outdistanced all other
nations except the United States in
the race for hemp, sugar and tobacco
exports from the Philippines, even
though they did not make a bid for
the trade until many years after
other countries.
Within the last few years they have
taken over 35 per cent of the foreign
business enterprise within the Islands.

Island are admifing that Japai may
make an attempt to seize the Philip-
pines after they achieve their inde-
pendence from the United States in
1946, Matutino said.
One of the University of Philip-
pine's professors is openly advocating
Japanese control of the Islands, main-
taining that Japan has a more sym-
pathetic knowledge of the Oriental zed
culture of the Philippines than the
United States.
This same professor also points to
the geographical proximity of Japan
to the Philippines, and to the steady
increase of Japapese immigrants as
reasons why domination by Japan is
Today, however, the Filipinos are
mainly concerned with preparing their
country for an independent existence
when they sever their allegiance to
the United States in 1946, Matutino
He said that one of the greatest
problems facing the Islanders is to
build themselves an economic system
that will function smoothly without
help or subsidization from American
officials or business men.
The Filipino government is working
out plans for a reciprocal trade policy
to be enacted with the United States.
It will be designed to place trade on
a 50-50 basis between the two coun-
tries, and will replace the present
agreement by which the United States
sells more to the Islands than it
Another difficulty will be to find
some means for the natives to shoul-
der the tax burden which will fall on
the Philippine government after
The United States will withdraw its
financial help gradually, and by 1961,
the Island government will pay all its
own expenses.
A national defense program will
also have to be planned. This is partly
being taken care of today by a volun-
tary army.,
Matutino is one of twenty Filipino
men and women studying at the Uni
versity. He is not subsidized by his
Today the Filipino government
sends as many students to colleges in
Japan as to -the United States.
Flying Club Plans
$50 Solo Project
A project to solo members of the
University Flying Club at $50 each
will be initiated at a meeting of the
club to be held at 7:30 p.m. today in
the Union.
Members of the club will also be
offered a flat rate of four dollars per
hour in the training ship. The pro
gram is intended to begin this semes-
ter. All students interested are in-
vited to attend the meeting.
Also included in the meeting will
be a discussion of airport operation
conducted by a Civil Aeronautic Air-
port Investigator.
Fountain Pens
302 S. State St.

je uann Aro fora n b Cease nce of more This was the second of two Universi-
than a week must first return- all ty lectures given by Professor Conant,
borrowed books," Samuel McAllister, who is a member of the Medieval

associate librarian, announced that
students still having books in their
possession must return them at once.
He added that failure to return
books before the vacation will render
the student liable to an extra fine,
Any one who has special need for
certain books between now and the
beginning of Spring Vacation may
retain those books by applying at the
charging desk. Special permission
to draw books during vacation, pro-
vided they are not in general de-
mand, may be obtained at the charg-
ing desk.
The General Library will be open
during Spring Vacation as usual from
7:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with the
following exceptions: the two study
halls in the building will open from
10 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 6
p.m. daily and the graduate reading
rooms from 9 a.m., to noon and 1 p.m.
to 5 p.m. daily. The departmental
libraries will be open from 10 a.m.
to noon and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
daily. Sunday service will be con-
tinued, Mr. McAllister stated.
Organist To Play At Dark
Thomas Curtis, '39, a student of
Prof. Palmer Christian, and organist
of the First Church of Christ Scien-
tist, Ann Arbor, will appear as guest:
recitalist Sunday afternoon, April 16
in the Duke University Chapel, Dur-
ham, N. C.

Academy for research excavations at
Cluny, in the Rackham Building.
Examples of Cluniac sculpture and,
the rn-estorations of the design of the
ancient monastery building were
shown by Professor Conant. He de-
scribed the Moslem influences on
Cluniac architecture and the ad-
vances, such as the pointed arch,
which the medieval architects had in-
corporated into the chapels.
-I @Iy Lcmarr' Wants
To Race All Turtles
A challenge to Ann Arbor turtle-
racers was issued yesterday by May-
nard Cohen, '41, owner. of the East
Huron Street champion, "Hedy La-
Cohen, who plans to enter "Hedy"
in the National Intercollegiate Turtle
Races to be held April 21 in the Uni-
versity of Detroit Stadium, would like
to establish a definite claim to the
title "University of Michigan Turtle-
Racing Champion." He invited all
local turtle-tracksters to compete with
his hard-shelled filly.
'King Pin' Is Published
"The King Pin," a novel by Helen
Finnegan Wilson, '32, winner of the
highest award in the 1938 Avery and
Jule Hopwood contest, was officially
"released" yesterday by the Mac-
Millan Company, publishers.

Student Opinion PollI
Uses h Gallup Mfh os
not in the numerical statbstics derived
from them, but from the analysis of
what different "groups" on campus
thought or did on the subject, Vicary
To the question, "Should the
University offer a course designed to
prepare students for the problems of
mariled life?" 90 per cent of the stu-
dent body answered "yes:' This veri-
fied the interest anticilpa ted by those
persons who were planning the Mari-
tal Relations Series last year.
When asked, "Is there a need for
more opportunities for friendly rela-
tions with the faculty?" the affirma-
tive reply was given by 80 per cent.
The efforts being made by such or-
ganizations as Congress, Union Cof-
fee Hours, and SRA are considered,
as "well-aimed activities" in filling
this gap.
The Bureau of Student Opinion
has conducted five polls and has cal-
culated a margin of error of less than
6 per cent. Its ultimate aim, now
that a high degree of accuracy has
been achieved, is to trace trends in
student life and in their ideas
through successive polls on closely re-
lated questions.
The results of these various polls,
together with interpretations of
them by persons qualified to judge
them will appear in The Daily im-
mediately after Spring Vacation.
Pathologists In U i versity
Hospital Attend :11'eetiing
Dr. Robert J. Parsons and Dr. Carl
V. Weller of the Department of Path-
ology in University Hospital are now
in Richmond, Va., where they are at-
tending various meetings in the field
of pathology and cancer research.

Mexican Filn
To Be Shown
'IO i~eCAdveniturie
(Continued from Page 1)
hostile natives, he was able to take
films of every phase of their life:
strange religious rites; the prepara-
tion of rough "manta" cloth, made
from tie fibrous bark 'of the helocin
tr; the making of "balehe," their
only fermented bevei-age; and the
numerous hunting parties.
Before beginning his overland trip
to the Lacandone region, Danner
took private instructions from a gov-
ernment Maya expert at the Universi-
ty of Mexico, Mexico City, for six
weeks, a course which proved in-
valuable to him during the next two
Many harrowing experiences dogged
the trail of the young adventurer
after he had plunged beyond the
fringe of civilization. His precious
films were in danger of becoming
watersoaked whenever his packhorses
slipped in crossing swift rivers or
treacherous bogs.
His native guides were rebellious,
and turned back, leaving him in an
uncharted wilderness, even befcke
they - were sure the Lacandones had
actually been located. Then, when
finally facing leaders of the wild
tribe, Danner had the greatest diffi-
culty in persuading them to allow
him to live with the tribe.

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