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THE MICHIC AN . D A TT:Y

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Life History Of President Sink
Reveals His Activity In Politics,

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All American Ballet To Present
Modern Dance Program Here

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PRESIDENT C. A. SINK

concert artists and organizations in coming to the University. Since his
the Festival and Concert Programs, graduation he has received the hon-
President Sink also served for four orary degrees of Master of Education
years in the Michigan House of and Doctor of Laws from the Michi-
Representatives, six years in the Sen- gan State Normal College and the
ate and was a candidate for Lieuten- Battle Creek College respectively.
ant-Governor in the Michigan Re- During the war he was a member
publican Primaries in :1932. While of the Washtenaw County War
serving in both houses of the legis- Board, taking an active part in all
lature he was chairman of the Com- civic and patriotic movements. He
mittee on Education and wielded a was awarded the "King Albert Med-
great deal of influence in enactment al" for relief work in connection
of progressive educational legisla- with the aid he rendered to the starv-
tion on the principle that, "The boys ing Belgian children.
and girls are Michigan's most valu-
able asset." odge Heir To Collect
Born on Independence Day in 1879e
at Westernville, N.Y., President Sink DETROIT, Nov. 25.- (P) -Mrs.k
was educated at the District School Frances Dodge Johnson will receive
in North Chili, N.Y., and the High a $10,000,000 birthday present Mon-
School in Churchville, N.Y., before day when she becomes 25 years old.

Harold Courlander, winner of a
major Hopwood prize in the essay
field in 1932 and minor award re-
cipient in the drama division in
1931, will have his second book, a
novel, printed in the spring by Far-
rar and Rinehart. Mr. Courlander's
play "Swamp Mud" was published,
in 1931.
Archibald MacLeish, winner of a
Pulitzer prize for his volume of poems,
"Conquistador" in 1932, will have
the honor of having one .of his books,
"America Was Promises," roll off the
presses, as the first publication of a
new publishing house this week. The
house is Duell, Sloan, and Pierce, Inc.
of. 270 -Madison Ave., N.Y. ,Charles,
Duell has been vice-president of Wil-
liam Mo'rrow and Company for six
years, Samuel Sloan until recently.
headed the trade department of
Harcourt, Brace, and Charles Pierce
had been editor for Harcourt, Brace
for 10 years previous to last May. I
Mr. MacLeish's book is one of many'
volumes of poetry and plays by that
author. In 1923, having been a cap-
tain in the army during the war, heI
abandoned his law .practice for poet-
ry. Among his works are "The Hap-
py, Marriage," "The Pot of Earth,"
"Nobodaddy," "Streets in the Moon,"
"New Found Land," "Union Pacific,"
and "The Fall of the City."
Dr. Rabinowitz To Speak
Dr. Isaac Rabinowitz, director of
the Hillel Foundation, will give aj
talk on "The People of the Book"
at 11 a.m. today in the Foundation,
immediately following the regular,
Sunday Morning Reform, Services.

Group Rebels Against O
Will Use Native Sc
America has brought numerous or-,
iginal variations into the art of
dance, ranging from the Square Dance
to the Suzy-Q, but thet American
Ballet Caravan, which will appear at
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre Dec.
11, is believed to be the first ballet
of native origin.
Lincoln Kirstein, who organized,
the Ballet Caravan, tells in a recent.
book of -his, "Blast at Ballet," his
reasons for forming a troupe of na-
tive American dancers. He created
his group of dancers as a rebellion
against what he calls "Russian tea-
roomish interpretations." Believing
that there are enough fine American,
dancers to divorce ballet in this coun-
try from foreign dominance, heI
founded the Caravan in 1937 and
has since led it on two transcontinen-
tal tours.
Name. American Cast
Kirstein selected only native Ameri-
cans for his troupe of dancers,
choregraphers, composers and de-
signers, and most of the ballets in

Brazil Subject
Of Center Talk
Prof. James To Address
Foreign Group Today
The International Center's regulat
Sunday program today will be high--
lighted by a discussion of Brazil by
Prof. Preston James of the geography
department to be given at 7 p.m.
His address will follow the 6 p.m.
supper.
Professor James, an expert on
South American affairs, was director
of the iUniversity's Institute of Latin-
American Studies during the last
Summer Session.
At 7 p.m. tomorrow, Dr. and Mrs.
S. L. LaFever of Ann Arbor will pre-
sent at the Center their technicolor
films, "Around South America."
They took the pictures in a recent
jaunt south. -
Thursday's program will feature
the weekly Center speech class, given
to foreign students who need .more
training in order to speak a perfect-
ly fluent English. Since many for-
eigners come to the University for
the first time as graduate students,
their conversational power in Eng-
lish often needs a good deal of
strengthening.

d Russian Interpretations;
enes And Character
the company's reportory have Ameri-
can scenes and characters as their
themes.
The Caravan will present three bal-
lets in their performance here. "Air
and Variations" will be in the classic
mode, with music by Bach and
choregraphy by William Dollar. The
two other ballets are American in
motif and interpretation.
'The Debutante'
"Charade, or the Debutante" is the
latest achievement of Lew Christen-
sen, balletmaster of the Caravan. It
takes place in a middle class Amer-
can home in a small town around
1910. The dancing is arranged on a.
basis of American popular dance mu-
sic of the period as adapted to ballet
form by Trude Rittmann, pianist and
musical collaborator of the Caravan,
The final ballet will be "City Por-
trait," a dance pantomime based on
life in a large American city. The
music is by Henry Brandt, known in
college circles for his arrangements
for Benny Goodman.

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