THE MICHIGAN DAILY
T1 lU1IY, PRI 1, 1940
Will Be Ield
Morris Mitchell To Speak
S pring Parley Topics Ex panded
Since Start, Blakemn Assers
Debating Team At-at"irma I.ea gu To IPreseit
Library Recorl To Cover
Most Significant Items
I D. A i T( rns
Ti Meed Stale
cost Accounting Students
Will Meet Tomorrow
'lla rvest At Lyd iaMeulelssohn
j ,4rcti 4yen do
Three day sessions of student-faculty
forums were comparatively new in
1930 and being a new broom, the
G TH 1VzgI lrParley swept rather clean for the A team composed of eight students
On Life With Children'-;
Movieas Will Be Shiown - uN CORMAN next thre' years. Sine thSn the at- of cost accounting in the School of .
OJignating as the brain-child of tendance has more tian i:pled iroim Lusiness Adninistration will debate1
t it crgil. Ifi-lre()I5 Of. a-aist;a tam romMichigan St ate
Leading educators, teachers, par- vrtligi::s; groups, the Spring Parley its critinal figure of o0f. against a team from M Reslve:
ents and students of education will has certainly widened its scope since R-voh1itnary Seivi e College on the question "Resolve(:
convene here Saturday at the an- itS inception a decade ago, Dr. Ed- We who founded the Parley expect- That the National Association of;.
nual state meeting of the Michigan ward Blakeman, faculty Parley advis- ed it to perform a revolutionary serv- ; Cost Accountants should support leg-
Association for Childhood Educa- er and reiigious counsellor of educa- ice, Dr. Blakoman said, but since >lation designed to prevent sales
tion to be held in the Rackhamn Build-.tion, revealed n an interview yester- then we have been content to a-- below cost," at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow;
c Bld cept the results of recommendations n Detroit.
ing. day.t=n i th I- h
Centered on the theme, Living
with the Child in the School Room,"
noted specialists will present recent
trends. in pre-school and elementary
education. Dr. Morris Mitchell of
State 'Teachers' College, Florence,
Ala.,will speak on "Living with Chil-
dren" at the opening session at 10
a.m. following registration. Con-
nected with federal community edu-
cational programs, she will analyze
factors of her work especially in re-
settlement projects in the South.
At Angell, Perry, and the Univer-
sity Elementary Schools the visitors
will also inspect exhibits of the work
of elementary students. In the foyer
of the Rackham Building will be the
display of children's books arranged
by Miss Edith Thomas of the Uni-
versity Extension Service. Paintings
done by children will be displayed al-
so by Miss Frieda Pepper of the Chil-
dren's Art Center of Detroit and from
the exhibit of art work from all over
the United States loaned by Brinney
University movies showing elemen-
tary schools in action and educational
films for use in the classroom will
also be exhibited at the morning ses-
Conceived in the "delux era of two
cars and banish poverty," the initial
meetings were devoted solely to dis-
cussion on religious beliefs and phil-
osophical theory, Dr. Blakeman rem-
inisced. Recent parleys have, he
pointed out, dealt with topics on aca-
demic freedom, unemployment, bear-
ing of physical limitations on our
faith and morals and the relation of
security to liberty. This year the
slogan of the Parley is "Democracy
Through the Students' Ayes."
One Problem ,
One of the major problems encoun-
tered in sponsoring the Parley, Dr.
Blakeman said, is how to get the
student to attend-how to awaken
the docile student who arrives at the
University as an automaton, sent by
his parents, obeying family custom,
to get sufficiently interested in the
world around them so that he will
want to delve into and grapple with
such issues as: vanishing democracy
in America, institutionalism, hard-
ening about some of our major func-
tions, education, religion and aes-
It is very gratifying, he comment-
ed, to note the gradual and sometimes
spasmodic increase in attendance.
0.1, alLr1± e eSSICIS. 1 ;1Ln 'Iy The meeting vill he the Fourth
have liberalized the curriculum, in-
creased the confidence of the faculty Annual Intercollegiate Debate, spon-
in students and encouraged inter- 5ored by the Detroit Chapter of the
ro ction tere s t "without alteration" made "Har-
A:Y.M.E. Elects Officers:
Foreign Film Of 1939 " first film ever to win an Recently elected at an organization
,, . 4 Uncond itonal Victory over the New
i Be Here April 25-27 mwcting of the American Institute of
__________York fim censorsh ip board.
Metallurgical Engineers were Abra-
Claiming the double distinction of Api ham Hurlich. '4IE. president; Wil-
having been banned by the New York 11~I,)lilt.hWoidg't4cuEed.-pHriedn-
State Bo:rd of Moti n Picture Cen- r(1 ' wheher or no the ab- M Wd 41E v
cars and hlaving be-n named by cri- , e f i slls in th ma- Tos A. Wdg AlE tary
tics "the b-1-,1. fore in picture of .'crI!a01 relaionships was mrorally oh,'- Richard S. Sheltier, '40E, secretary,
19"9," " est," aFrnch Cemae *eionable, the film scored an im- and Robert W. Bishop, Engineering
Center production, will be given a mediate iiumlh in New York, and is Council representative.
three-day showing at 8:15 p.m. April i playing to lull houses. Marcel Quarterdeck To Meet:
25, 26 and 27 in the Lydia Mendels- Pagroi, who is more recently resion- A paper on "Steering and Handling
sohn Theatre. sible for "The Bakers Wife" now in Steamships" by Louis Occhetti, '40E,
its third month in New York, made will highlight the program of the
The Art Cinema League, who con-l' fl] from Jean Giono's novel. Quarterdeck meeting at 7:45 p.m. to-
tractcd for the film, has also ar- "lRgin." In the role of the man day in Rioom 336 of the West En-
ranged a special matinee showing for is C1ahriel Gabrio, who was seen in gineering Building. A brief business
3:15 p.m. April e7. sthis country as Cesar Borgia in "Lu- discussion will follow the discussion.
The storyf a anan voman ancezia Borgia." The woman is Arsule, Flying Club Meeting:
a plot of ground, "Harvest" was d- by Orane Deaisone Reports on the Sixth National In-
a plt. f goun. "arvst"wasde-of the "regulars" in Paign.f's troupe.j tercollegiate Flying Conference re-
nied an exhibitor's license last July
in New York upon the grounds that Arthur Honegger, distinguished cently held in Washington will be
it was "immoral" and "would tend French composer of the scores for presented at the Flying Club meet-
to corrupt morals." However, critics, "Pygnialion" and "Mayerling," has ing tonight. Plans for a practice fly-
columnists and editorial writers at- written an original symphonic musi- ing meet Sunday will be formulated
tended a private showing, and im- cal score for the picture. at the meeting.
mediately launched a campaign of
protest, which resulted in the case's "es - -Typewriters - Supplies
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The decision to permit the film to be
This year, the Winter Parley, a
younger brother to the traditional
Spring Parley, was christened. The,
cycle of parleys is now complete, he
added. Records of all previous Par-
leys have been kept and are available
for continuations committees each
year. This summer, the record, be-
cause it covers a decade of progress
in student-faculty sessions, is to be
written up as a report covering the
most significant items from all the
Parleys. This report will be kept in
the library during the summer as a
permanent record, Dr. Blakeman con-
National Association of Cost Ac-
countants, for the Robert Pierce
Award. Michigan has won the tro-
phy once and did not compete in its
cdefense. Wayne University, State
and the University of Detroit have
also taken part in the competition.
The team is coached by Prof. H.
F. Taggart of the School, who is as-
sisted by Arthur Secord, teaching fel-
low of the speech depa tment. Team
members are as follows: R. C. Brock-
way, Sidney Davidson, C. L. Deutsch,
R. L. Ellis, Sidney Friedman, D. T.
Hartley, R. H. Kent, and J. M. Kot-
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