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February 14, 1939 - Image 2

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Series Of Plays To Be A Human Rights Roll Call to pro- all people and the guarantee of civil
Preseiied In Spring mote an active consideration in col- liberties and equal political rights to
leges and universities of a program all American citizens regardless of
La Sociedad Hispanica will pre- by which democracy can be safe- race, creed, color or belief.
sent the first in a proposed annual guarded was launched yesterday in The Roll Call proposes further that
sNew York by the American Student the educational community give.
First tryouts for the play are being Union. Dr. Robert M. Hutchins, leadership in the campaign to make
s president of the University of Chi- democracy serve the peoples' needs
called by Ermelindo A. Mercado of cago led a list of educators and t h r o u g h legislative conferences
the Spanish department, faculty ad- statesmen who endorsed the Roll through discussions of how education
visor of the Society, for 3 p.m. today Call "as a worthwhile effort to awa- can better serve democracy, and
and tomorrow in Room 302 Romance ken students to an active concern through a Student Assembly for
I for democracy and to an' examination Liberal Action to be held next Christ-
Language Building. Any scholasti~ of how it can be maintained and mas by which it is hoped "to achieve
cally eligible student, whether a strengthened." the widest unification of the demo-
member of the Siciety or not, may The objective of the Roll Call is to cratic will in the educational com-
try out. obtain 250,000 student and faculty munty."
This year's play is entitled "Sueno signatures for a program favoring
de una Noche de Agosto," or "Dream wider utilizatioin of the resourses
on an August Night." Its author is of government to meet human needs. Fi'rall k T Lecture
Martinez Sierra, well known Spanish If democracy is to survive the Roll Prof Avard FairbanKs of the fine
writer. Call has declared that it must confine arts department will leave tomorrow
The Spanish Society, besides pro- itself to the elimination of illiteracy to give three demonstration lectures
ducing the play, will present numer- and the establishment of equal edu- at La Porte, Ind., Houston, Tex., and
ous other attractions during the con- cational opportunities, conservation Chicago. One of Prof. Fairbanks
ing semester. This year's series of through jobs and social insurance, bronzes, "Rain", will be on exhibit at
Spanish lectures will resume Feb. public provision of medical care for the flower show at Houston.
2 , when Prof Jose E. Espiness, Dir-
ector of the Romance Language de-
partment of the University of De- ART CINEMA LEAGUE
troit, will speak on "Spanish Realism;
and Literature." IOne of the all-time
Latin American Night, this year's Great Pictures"
successor to the highly successful -r.Y.iPtse
Mexican Night of last winter, will
take place Feb. 28, and will be free
to the public.
some time earlier, Danner was not
forced to return home sooner than
he expected because of illness. It is
true that he was taken ill with dysen-
tary, and, his porters having desert-
ed him, was forced to travel alone to
Tenosique, a collection of huts on
the edge of the jungle, receiving crude
medical aid 'there in a poor substi- Thurs. - Fri. - Sat. - 8:15 Sat Mat. 2:30 25c
tute for a hospital. After eight days j-f
in Tenosique instead of leaving for MENDELSSOHN THEATRE
home he returned to the Lacandons Seats Reserved Box Office open Wed.
and spent another m onth w ith them . TheLacandons,_accordingtoDan -
The Lacandons, according to Dan-
ner, have retained the ancient Mayan
civilization because of their complete
isolation from all other tribes. They
know of two outside towns, Danner
asserts, one on either side of the
jungle, primitive in themselves. The
adults dress in skins, and many have S (t e a
never left their village. They are
forced, because of their isolation, to
inter-marry, which Danner believes
will soon lead to the extermination of A
the race. Ik AA n A.

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