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Annual Music
To Be Held
350 High School
Teachers to Attend
Approximately 350 high school mu-
sic teachers will attend the Eighth
Annual Midwestern Conference on
School Vocal and Instrumental Mu-
sic which will be held here Friday,
Saturday and Sunday.
Conference Aims Stated
Sponsored jointly by the Michi-
gan School Band and Orchestra As-
sociation, the Michigan School Vocal
Association, the University Extension
Service and the University School of
Music, the conference aims at im-
proving music teaching in the schooh
by providing special clinics for meet-
ing problems of teaching music, op-
portunities to inspect school music
materials and sight-reading perform-
ances of 1946- festival music.
Guest conductors for the Confer
ence are Guy Fraser Harrison, con-
ductor of the Rochester Civic Orches-
tra, Rochester, N. Y.; Morten J. Lu-
vaas, composer and conductor of
choral music, Allegheny College
Meadville, Pa.; and Lt. James Thur-
mond, U. S. N. Officer-in-charge o1
the United States Naval School o0
Music, Washington, D. C.
Adams To Speak
Dr. James P. Adams, Provost of
the University, will deliver the ad-
dress of welcome at the banquet
meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the
League ballroom. The Ann Arboi
High School Choir, directed by Rose
Marie Grentzer, will present several
selections, and a Panel, headed by
Clyde Vroman, Assistant Professor
of Music Education in the University,
will discuss "The Future of Your
The University's Annual Mid-win-
ter Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in Hill
Auditorium will be the closing event
of the Conference. The University
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by
Prof. William D. Revelli; the Univer-
sity Women's Glee Club, conducted by
Prof. Marguerite V. Hood; and the
University Concert Band, conducted
by Prof. Reveilli, will participate. This
concert is open to the public.
Robert Haylden
ill Speak in
New vOrleans
I l
Selected as one of three poets to
take part in a program to be held
Tuesday at Xavier University in New
Orleans, Robert Hayden, of the Eng-
lish department, will visit the school
to speak and to read from his new
poetry manuscript.
Hayden will read from his new
poem "Middle Passage" which is part
of a larger work in progress dealing
with the Civil War and the slavery
struggle. "Middle Passage" has al-
ready been published in the new an-
thology "Cross Section: 1945."
The program at Xavier University
is being put on as the result of a Vic-
tory Bond contest conducted among
Negro colleges in the South. The
program is under the auspices of the
Treasury Department.

Wayne To Seek
State Financial
Aid To Expand
Increased Enrollment.
Causes Building Crisis
By The Associated Press
DETROIT, Jan. 26-When the state
legislature convenes in special session
Feb. 4, one of the main items on its
agenda probably will be Wayne Uni-
versity's request for $3,000,000 state
At the present time, Wayne enrolls
10,500 sudents, 2,520 from outside De-
troit and 1,155 from outside Wayne
County. Students come from 65 of
the 83 Michigan counties and repre-
sent 174 cities and towns outside De-
troia. The University is bursting its
Dr. Preston H. scott, speech de-
partment chairman and head of the
faculty committee on state aid, says
the urgency of the financial need is
evident. Wayne's classrooms now op-
erate on a double shift and are filled
from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
An observer, strolling around
Wayne's campus can comprehend the
difficulties students run into going
from class to class. The campus is
probably unique among Michigan ed-
ucaional plants. It is a cluster of
madeover dwelling houses.

Occupational Therapy Lab Aids Patients

An appealing stuffed panda, a I
sculptured bust of Abraham Lincoln,
a basket cradle and a plastic picture
frame displayed in a little-known
portion of University Hospital evi-
dence the importance of the paint
brush, the jig saw and the pottery kiln
in the rehabilitation of patients with
mental illnesses.
The amazing room in which these
objects are housed is the Occupational
Therapy laboratory of the Neuro-Psy-
chiatric Institute. They are on display
in order to interest other mental pa-
tients in similar creative attempts.
The main idea behind occupation
therapy is not merely to keep the
patient busy, according to Miss
Ruth Wisdom, occupational ther-
apist of the Institute, but to revive
his interest in living. "We like to
give the patient a hobby or interest
that he can carry with him when he
goes home," Miss Wisdom pointed
The types of activities, she said, are
determined by the mental condition
of the patients themselves. For in-
stance, wood carving and metal work I
are suggested for the mental patient
who show signs of aggression so that
he may find a safe release for hisl

pent-up feelings. The tools are kept
in a locked case with a wire screen
door so that the therapist can tell,
at a glance if anything is missing. I
Schizophrenic patients, who are,
characterized by loss of contact, and
paranoids, who are subject to delus-
ions, are given clay, because this kind
of work seems to restore faith and
bring out creative ability. In addition
to modeling life-like. figures out of
clay, patients are able to make com-
plete sets of dishes because the lab-
oratory equipment includes a large,
pottery kiln. The dishes are used for
patients' parties and afternoon teas.
Color is an important factor in
these activities, Miss Wisdom said.
If the patient is disturbed, it is bet-
ter for him to work with dull
shades, while depressive patients
are encouraged to use the brighter
colors. Miss Wisdom peinted out
that the patient's selection of color
and designs to be used in finger;
paintings is studied by the doctors
who are diagnosing his condition.
Because when patients first enter
the Insitute they care little about
their personal appearance, a laundry
is maintained for use as one of the
therapies. Miss Wisdom tries to re-
build a feeling of personal pride and
tidiness. Men are encouraged to sew
on buttons and to wash and iron their
shirts. Some of the women make their
own clothes with dress goods sup-
plied by the hospital.
The music room, outfitted wih a
piano and phonograph records, serves
as a center for group singing. Ballads
and folk music are favorites and some
popular songs are introduced.
About 35 patients, ranging in age
from 16 to 80, use the occupaional
therapy lab. Mixed groups of con-

valescent patients work there together
Saturday mornings and parties are
given for the patients every other Fri-
day evening.
There is a marked difference be-
tween the reaction of mental pa-
tients at the Institute parties and
that of normal individuals, Miss
Wisdom said. Introduction of mixer
games is essential because the group
tends to split up with the males on
one side of the room and the fe-
males on the other. Charades, bingo
and the grand march are very pop- .
ular and there is always dancing
and refreshments.
A complete gymnasium has been
built in the Neuro-Pschiatric Insti-
tute for the use of the patients. The
usual gym equipment is supplied and
the patients spend a part of each
day there under the supervision of a
recreational therapist.
The Institute was' the first psychi-
atric unit to be associated with a Uni-
versity in the United States.
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quality control men. Maintenance
workers, tool, laboratory and ship-
ping and order men will also return
"Full production under the 48-hour
r longer schedule and on the shift
arrangements in effect before the
strike will be resumed as rapidly as
possible," according to a company
An estimated $30,000 weekly pay
roll has been lost since the strike be-
gan Nov. 8, when negotiations broke

president of the AFL Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen
of America, and Patrick Gopman (left), secretary-treasurer, discuss the
meat strike situation in Jimerson's office in Chicago.
Censor Bdelleves Nipponese
Youth Can Revitalize Nation


"When the young Japanese, who
lave been the first ones to show evi-
fence of clear thinking and to be-
,ome aware of their situation, are
given the opportunity to run the$
Jountry, they will be able to pull Japan7
gut of the mire," Lt. George A. Chap-f
man of the Counter Intelligence
Service, Civil Censorship Department
at Osaka, said in a letter recently1
received by Mrs. Ruth Buchanan, of
vhe University Museum.!
One of the 220U servicemen to'
whom "Aunt Ruth" has written since
before Pearl Harbor, Lt. Chapman
received the greater part df his edu-
cation in Japan. He attended the Jap-
anese Language school at the Univer-
Uity in 1944 under the Army Special-
0zed Training Program, receiving
his commission the same year. The
impressions that he has sent to Aunt
Ruth were gathered while he was per-{
forming his duties as censor of Japa-
nese civilian mail.
Nation Lacks Leadership
Asserting that the educated Japa-
nese want peace and a democratic
government, Lt. Chapman said that;
the country lacks the leadership nec-
essary to "give the whole government,
especially the Japanese Diet, a thor-
ough spring cleaning." Only when
that is done will the people be given
the chance they need and the mate-
rial with which they can work to cre-
ate a New Japan, this time by peace-
ful means. Schools have received
such a "cleaning." and students have,
organized their own government in
direct opposition to the dictatorial
rule to which they were previously
Yamashita, Emperor Revered
"The Japanese are truly sorry they
have lost the war, not because they
hate Americans," Lt. Chapman de-
clared, "but because conquered coun-
tries are not too well off in any lan-

guage." The Japanese, he believes,
are an intensely patriotic people,
whole-heartedly behind their em-
peror, blaming themselves and the
militarists for all disasters. Ninety-
nine per cent of them are against
their own leaders, reserving favorable
comments only for the Emperor and
General Yamashita, the "only war
leader the Japanese feel did no cow-
ardly acts and never failed his Em-
peror." They incline to pin his atroci-
ties upon his subordinate officers.
Japs Fear Russians
"Truly interested in our civiliza-I
tion, culture and language," the Jap-
anese feel no antipathy toward Amer-
icans, but have a great fear for the
Russians and the Filipinos. Lt. Chap-
man has found that they "worship
General MacArthur" and are in fa-
vor of his policies, providing he
doesn't attempt to do away with the
emperor. "There will be a bitter
fight," Lt. Chapman asserts, "before
the Emperor will be dethroned." The
only large group in favor of liquidat-
ing the Emperor is the Communists,
against whom feeling runs very high.
At the present time, the Japanese
people are experiencing one of the
worst famines in their history, which
promises to increase in severity. By
such suffering, Lt. Chapman believes,
the Japanese will more than pay in
the future for their sin to mankind.
Aunt Ruth says that among the
many letters she has received, this
one best "expresses the faith that one
must have in order to win the peace."
Most of the letters she has recently
read express a complete loss of hope.
Lt. Chapman concluded his letter
with the statement that "there is no
country, which given the chance,
can't become a good, peace-loving
nation. People are as bad as their
environs, all of them being good and
fine when given the opportunity."

time University employee. Garage
is desirable but not vital. Walter,
Phone 5539.
WANTED TO RENT: Apartment or
house, two or three bedrooms.
Three adults, one-year-old child.
W. J. Mason, 23-24-1.
BULOVA watch lost at State Theatre
or between theater and Union.
Tuesday afternoon. Reward. Call
LOST: Gold graduation ring near
Hill and State. Initials MLS inside.
Great sentimental value. Reward.
Phone 4121, Exchange 106.
LOST: Gold engraved identification
bracelet. Reward, call Janet Hoen-
shel, 2-4561.
LOST: One pair bronze earrings, last
Wednesday night or Thursday,
probably in or near League. Please
return to 206 So. Thayer.
DESPERATE! Lost brown wallet con-
taining important shipping papers,
draft card, social security card, keys
and money. Must have papers by
Monday. Qontact Jeanne Swende-
man, 4121, ex 114.
LOST: Phi Sigma Delta pin Thursday
afternoon between "U" High and
Victor Vaughn. Reward. Call Ruth
Kowalsky, 2-5553.
I ASSUME you've already spent the
money, so will the person borrow-
ing (?) my wallet in the League
please return the social security and
ident cards to the desk. No ques-
tions. Thank you. Tilda Ritman,
1923 Geddes.
NATURAL muskrat coat - size 14,
good condition, call 24097

FOR SALE: Bicycle, Schwinn "New
World" good condition. John Buet-
tner-Janusch, 321 E. Liberty, Apt. 5
SWEATERS-Beautiful pastels, skirts
and dresses. Yours for the asking.
Sizes 11 and 13. Phone 9765.
WANTED: Trumpet and sax men for
small dance band. Call Ann Arbor
WANTED: Sewing, Refitting or re-
styling or any sewing except on
black. Also repairing of sheets. Miss
Livingston, 315 S. Division. 2nd
floor front.
STUDENT would like ride Monday-
Saturday to and from West Dear-
born. Phone Dearborn 0982. A. Ban-
detti, 926 Mason St., Dearborn.
FREE estimates on tree trimming I
and tree removal, by insured com-
pany. H. Corwin, Phone 2-4112.
EXPERT TYPIST wants work. Term
papers, thesis, notes, and general
typing. All work neatly done. 7337.
HAVE your typewriters, adding ma-
chines, calculators repaired. Work
guaranteed. Office Equipment Ser-
vice, 1111 S. 4th Avenue. Phone
THE COLONNADE wishes to an
nounce its opening from 7-2 and
from 5-12. Our specialty, Fresh
DownyFlake doughnuts, daily. Or-
ders taken. No deliveries. Also sand-
wiches and dinners.


SUNDAY, Jan. 27, 1946
8 :00-News
8:05--Organ Music
8:15-Jack Connor Trio
8:30--Freddie Martin
9:00-Thomas Peluso
9:30-Ave Maria Hour
10:15-Michigan Highway
10:30-Henry Busse
10:45-Veteran's Counseling

11 :00-News
1 :05-Assembly of God,
12:05-Do You Remember
12:15-Carol Gilbert
12:30-Concert Hall of the
12:45--Bible Hour
1:15-Boy Scouts of
1:30-Moments of Devotion

1:40-Leo Erdody
2:05-Symphonic Selections
3:05-California Harmonies
3:30-Wake Up America
4:00-Milt Herth
4:05-Johnny Herbered and
4:30-Boston Blackie
5:15-Carlos Molina

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W. H. Auden commentary in verse.
Outstanding British documentary.

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