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29, 1940


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Will Interpret ,
Northwestern Professor
Will Discuss Findings
Of LongInvestigation
Melville J. Herskovits, chairman of
the anthropology department of
Northwestern University, will give a
University lecture on "The Negro in
the New World" Friday, Dec. 6, in
the Rackham Amphitheatre.
Author of two volumes on the Da-
homeans of West Africa, Professor
Herskovits has made extensive studies
of Negroes in the West Indies, Dutch
Guiana, West Africa, and the United
States to discover all aspects of their
background and the eqnditions of
their introduction into America.
Among his several works are the
"The American Negro," chiefly an
anthropometrical or body measure-
ment study, and numerous articles
in the Human Biologist, the Ameri-
can Anthropologist, the American
Journal of Physical Anthropology,
and many others.
Professor Herskovits went to Lon-
don on a Guggenheim Fellowship
and wrote a book entitled "The Eco-
xomic Life of Primitive Peoples." He
has made field trips to all the areas
he describes in his works.
He studies not only the biological
and anthropometrical aspects of the
Negro problem but the cultural and
socialogical as well.

Bryan T o Give
TalkOn Brazil'
Here Monday
Known for his remarkable "scoop"
pictures which have appeared in "The
March of Time" and in national
magazines, Julien Bryan will come
to Ann Arbor Mon., Dec. 2, to show
his documentary films on "Brazil".
Bryan's lecture will be the fifth
in the current Oratorical Association
Lecture Series. Tickets for the lec-
ture may be secured at the Box Of-
fice in Hill Auditorium which will
be open all day before the lecture.
This photographer's pictures are
purely documentary. They contain
no studio scenes, no stage effects.
The only actors he films are the real
people of each country, candidly
filmed as they actually live.
When Bryan was in Warsaw during
the German invasion of Poland, he
had an opportunity to observe close-
ly the mayor of that city. Nazi
planes were bombing the town at
the time, but the mayor calmly went
about his business, without bothering
to seek cover in an air raid shelter.
"He was like a professor in a lab-
oratory," Bryan remarked.
Neither did Bryan seek cover dur-
ing some of the more trying mo-
ments of the air raids. Some of the
films he has shown, show Nazi bomb-
ars raining death and destruction
Dn peasant women and children who
were picking potatoes in the fields.

Harmonizing With A Radio Man

Tommy Harmon (left), Michigan football star who aspires to a
radio career, got in a few practice licks with Eddie Cantor (right) be-
fore appearing on a program with the radio star in New York.
NROTC Freshmen Represent
Many Different Walks Of Life

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Eighty different walks of life, 26
states, several religions and ages
ranging from 16 to 24 are all repre-
sented by the 120 freshmen presently
enrolled in the Naval Reserve Offi-
cers' Training Corps.
The occupations of the parents of
the students vary greatly and in-
clude bankers, lawyers, physicians
and professors as well as grocers, me-
chanics and small merchants. The
largest classification is that of house-
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4:00-5:30 p.m. All students are wel-
All faculty are invited to attend
"Sunshine, Inc.," the Sophomore
Cabaret, today and Saturday. Tick-
ets may be obtained at League desk,
which include dancing, theatre, and
Religious Education in a Democ-
racy, at Lane Hall, 4:15 today. Dr.
Emanuel Gamoran of Cincinnati will
speak and lead a discussion.
Harris Hall Students: Instead of
the usual tea, plans have been made
to attend the Lane Hall Coffee Hr.
It will be held this afternoon, 4:00-
6:00, in the Library at Lane Hall.
Westminster Guild-Bible Class:
"The Oldest Life of Jesus as Reflect-
ed in the Letters of Paul" will be
the subject of Dr. Lemon's Bible
Class tonight, 7:30-8:30. The class
is held in the Lewis Parlor, and
everyone is welcome.
Westminster Student Guild of the
Presbyterian Church will have a
"Progressive Game Party" tonight,
8:30-12:00. Entertainment and re-
freshments. All students are cordial-
ly invited.
Coming Events
Economics Club: Members of the
staffs and graduate students in Busi-
ness Administration and Economics
are cordially invited to hear Dr. Nel-
son Lee Smith, Chairman of the New
Hampshire Public Service Commis-
sion, speak on "Looking Ahead in
Regulation" on Monday, December 2,
at 8:00 p.m. in Rackham Amphithe-

wives which is followed in order by
alesmen and engineers. Three are
members of the University faculty
and one is unemployed.
Out of the group it was discovered
hat 54 were 18 years old, 27 were
19, 19 were 17 and 11 were 20. Two
are 16 years of age and one is 24.
Although only 47 were born in
Michigan, 65 are now residents of
the state. Twenty-one are from New
York, six from Massachusetts, five
from New Jersey and Ohio and four
rom Illinois. Three freshmen were
born abroad, two in Canada and one
in France, but are living now in the
United States. Eight of the group
are residents of Ann Arbor.
Thirteen of the freshmen are earn-
ing all of their college expenses, 54
are paying part of their costs them-
selves and 40 receive all of their funds
from home. Eight are being aided in
part by scholarships, one has a full
scholarship and the others are being
aided by estates, trust funds, guardi-
ans and independent incomes.
Commenting on these statistics in
an interview yesterday, Lieut. R. E:
Palmer of the NROTC faculty said
that they were very similar to those
found in Annapolis. "It is very fool-
ish to believe that the Naval Academy
only takes a certain type of student,"
he said, "we have just as many of
the poor and unknown there as they
have at the University."
One student is the son of a major
in the army, another the son of a
retired admiral in the U.S. Coast
Guard, a third the son of the presi-
dent of Harvard University and still
another the son of a police captain.
The majority of the students, 85,
are of various Protestant faiths while
15 are Catholics and nine are Jews.
Only one claimed to have no religious

Jordon Hall is the iirst of the wo-
men's dorms to organize an orches-
ra. The outfit, which boasts ten
)icces, is being conducted by Trudy
robin, '44, in the following selections:
Finlandia" by Sibelius; "Blue
Naves," "Plantation Echoes" and
'Campus Pride" by E. D. Lamater and
'Soldiers' March" by Guonod. Even if
t doesn't delve into the intracacies
>f boogie woogie, it still ain't corny.
Stockwell gives its big informal
dance of the semester at 9 p.m. to-
morrow. The theme is "Ann's Ar-
ba." Dunno what it is, but it sure
sounds good. Bill Gail's ork will
supply the rhythm and Connie Gil-
bertson, '43, heads the dance com-
mittee of 14 (count 'em) young
Stockwell wimmen.
In case you're interested 19Betsy
Barbour girls participated in an ex-
change dinner with the men of Mich-
igan house yesterday evening. .
More about these musical dorm
residents . . . Jordan's glee club sang
Brahm's "Lullaby" and "Swing Low,
Sweet Chariot" after their faculty
dinner yesterday. Mosher Hall also
had a faculty dinner last. night with
a guest list including 20 profs and
their wives . . . but no vocal exer-
cises . . .
Ellen Was, '42, sang-to get back
to music (or did we ever leave it)
-and Ruth Lakee, Grad, accom-
panied in an entertainment after
Cheever's fomal birthday dinner
Wednesday. Girls who have birth-
days this semester Were honored
... And having a birthday this se-
mester is a big honor, too . . . So
they tell us.
The West Quadrangle Student
Council, composed of house presi-
dents and house Judiciary chairmen,
has been organized . , . Doug Davis,
Winchell House prexy, is acting as
temporary chairman. The function
of this council is to regulate all stu-
dent activities in the West Quad.
We're back in the music groove
again. A dance orchestra of West
Quad has been formed and they've
been practicing for a month now.
They'll provide music for dorm
dances. But right now the greatest
need, according to adviser Ronald
Shelters, is more saxophones to bal-
ance the brasses ..
Now it seems to us that if there's
anything easy to find it's a sax
player. There's always one next
door when you're trying to sleep . .
Well, all we can do is hope that
soon sax will rear its ugly head in
the West Quad...
More about the orchestra. (They'll
cut off this paragraph if the column
gets too long). Jerome Benavis, '40E,
is the leader and plays trumpet. John
Ingersoll and Geogre Albin are the
fiddlers; Carl Turnquist and John
Shoemaker play saxophones; Bill
Kopcke and Bill Myers are on the
slip-horns - er, trombones; the
drummer is Howard Blood; Jeff Mar-
shall plays guitar and Bob Kipp is at
the piano.

His father was commander-in-j
'hief of the White Russian Army-
and then came the revolution.
He studied with his closest friends
in Germany Belgium and England-
and then came the second world war.
So Baron Alexis Wrangel, '44E,
,ame against his will finally to the
United States-and "thanks to
A merican coeds" is glad to be mak-
ing his first application for citizen-
chip papers. Moreover, he likes the
idea of being one of the hundreds of
"Al's" on campus, and he does not
.egret that his student's viza is, at
he moment, keeping him from the1
,attlefields of Europe.
In an interview yesterday Wrangel
:evealed that a year ago this time he
iad absolutely no idea that he would
)e taking a Michigan coed to Union
dances instead of English boarding
school girls to afternoon teas. Ques-
tioned as to how he ,would compare
American and European women,
Wrangel admitted that the blue side
of the ledger would be all in favor
of Uncle Sam's daughters.
"American women are much more
independent," he declared, "and also
really beautiful in comparison to
German girls." French women, hE
thought, knew pretty well how to
make themselves attractive, but "even
they do not compare in wit or dating
repartee with coeds here."
Born in Belgrade, Jugoslavia,


Wrangel studied first in Brussels for
four years, then at Brighton College
in England, and finally in a Ger-
man school. At the time Germany
started World War number 2, he was
spending his time with a group of
Russian Cossack stunt riders who
performed throughout the country.
He recalls they once appeared also
before the Belgian king.
A few years ago his mother and
sister settled in Michigan, and when
England went to war last year
Wrangel caught the last American
boat, a 4,000 ton freighter, to make
the Atlantic crossing. It was a
"unique experience, to say the least,"
Wrangel pointed out, "to be caught
as we were at one time in a storm
over a known mine region."
Coming as he does from a family
that has been military for generations
back, Wrangel admitted that when
he becomes a citizen he would like
to join the United States army as a
cavalry man.
He is most impressed, however, here
En campus with the social life be-
tween the sexes.
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Army Leader Sends Son Here

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German Table for Faculty Mem-
bers will meet Monday at 12:10 p.m.
in the Founders' Room, Michigan
Union. Faculty members interested
in German conversation are cordially
invited. There will be a brief talk
by Mr. H. T. Pirce on "Ein englis-
cher Regierungsbeamter."

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Saturday Luncheon Group meets
Saturday at 12:15 p.m. at Lane Hall.
International Center: 1. The Sat-
urday Afternoon Round Table meets
Saturday, November 30, 3:00-5:00, in
the Center. The subject for consid-
eration this week is: "What Econom-
ic System is Comparable with the
Principles of Democracy." Mr. Ivor
Schilansky of the Union of South
Africa will lead the discussion.
2. The first Intramural Night for
this semester will be Saturday night,
November 30. Students at the Inter-
national Center, both men and wo-
men, interested in swimming, or in
minor sports, are invited to meet Mr.
and Mrs. Ochs at 7:30 p.m. at the
Center and go with them to the In-
tramural Building for the evening.


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