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J.S. Schools Fail To Meet
ionu munist Challenge-Dorr

The educational system in the
United States has failed to meet
the challenge in the ideological
conflict between Communism and
Democracy, Prof. H. M. Dorr, of
the political science department,
Players Reeite
Lines at New
Rehearsal Site
With "the play must go on"
spirit spurring them forward,
members of Play Production are
carrying on rehearsals for "Our
Town" in the midst of a major
change of location.
Abandoning the homey, but
rather derelict, atmosphere of the
old lab theatre, the cast has trans-
ferred most of its activities to the
more adequate facilities of the
Temporary Classroom Building lo-
cated in the rear of Health Serv-
The temporary structure, which
is also accommodating the over-
"low from several other depart-
ments, will be the scene of all
Play Production's future rehear-
The new two story building has
a large, cavernous area in the
center, around which the corridors
form a square. This will serve as
the auditorium where rehearsals
will be carried on. Stagecraft will
still be carried on in the lab
theatre, until moving has been
completed, and facilities can be
worked out for that purpose.
"Our Town," Thornton Wilder's
prize-winning drama, will be pre-
sented Nov. 5 to 8, at the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre. The play
is notable for its unique manner
of presentation. No scenery is
used and a narrator is employed to
inform the audience of time and
Tickets may be purchased by
mail order until Nov. 3 when they
will go on sale at the Lydia Men-
delssohn box tffice.
Bus. Ad. School Seniors
To Attend Job Meeting
Dean Russell A. Stevenson and
Prof. Charles L. Jamison will dis-
cuss placement procedures at an
assembly for business administra-
tion school seniors to be held at 3
,pm. Tuesday in the West Gallery,
Alumni Memorial Hal.
(Continued from Page 4)
Coming Events
Freshman - Sophomore forestry
conference: Tues., Oct. 28, 7:30
p.m., Rm. 2039 Natural Science
Bldg. All first and second year
students interested in forestry,
regardless of the school or college
in which they are now enrolled are
cordially invited to attend.
Graduate Outing Club: Hike,
2:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 25. Meet at
Northwest entrance, Rackham
Bldg. Sign up at Rackham check
desk before noon Saturday.
Le Cercle Francais: Mon., Oct.
27, 8 p.m., Rm. 305, Michigan Un-
icn. Program: Mr. Loyal Gry-
ting, of the Romance Language
Department, will speak on "Souv-
enirs de Grenoble," group singing,
and social games. Admission of
new members. Students interest-'
ed in speaking French and in
French culture are cordially in-

vited to join.
U. of M. Hot Record Society:
Sun., Oct. 26, 8, p.m., Michigan
Election of officers. All mem-
bers are asked to attend.
Roger Williams Guild: Open
house, 8:30 to 12 midnight, Sat.
Oct. 25. Program: games, dancing,
and refreshments. Everyone in-

stated in speeches in Grand Rap-
ids and Holland yesterday.
Increase in Demand
Speaking before the Parent
Teacher division of the Michigan
Educational Association yesterday
afternoon at Grand Rapids and
the Holland Rotary Club last
night, Prof. Dorr said that the
demand for post-high school edu-
cationis up as much as one thou-
sand per cent in some groups. In
failing to meet this demand, he
said, the United States is ignor-
ing certain classes of people whol
are susceptible to communistic
Prof. Dorr singled out people
who had been displaced from their
home communities by the war,
racial minorities, and the post
high school groups as examples
of the classes which are being
neglected by the educators and
which are subject to communist
Failed To Train
Our educational system has
failed to train workers in the art
of detecting and preventing com-
munists from infiltrating and
gaining power in labor unions.
Thus, Prof. Dorr noted, whole un-
ions are branded as communistic
while most of the members do
not have any communistic ten-
dencies at all.
Positive Approach
Prof. Dorr lamented the use of
"strong arm methods" such as the
Callahan Act to stop the spread
of communism while at the same
time ignoring the positive methods
of combatting communism.
"What is needed is a construc-
tive educational program that is
directed at the classes of people
most likely to be intrigued by
coimmunism, aimed. at reviving
the leadership, idealism, and ro-
manticism in democracy.
Y'ear .Book Gets
Shorter Title
Paving the way for the intro-
introduction of phonetic spelling
on a world-wide basis, the Michi-
ganensian has unofficially adopt-
ed "NCN" as the spelling of En-
The brain-child of Al Grossman,
sales manager, and Buck Dawson,
managing editor, the new idea will
be used in all layout and advertis-
ing publicity. Its use will not be
extended to the actual book, how-
Prof. A. E. Woodward
Gets Coast Appointment
Prof. Alvalyn E. Woodward of
the zoology department, now on
leave at Kerchoff Marine Labora-
tory, Corona Del Mar, Calif., has
been appointed research associate
professor of zoology at that in-
stitution for the period from Au-
gust 1 to December 31.

Area Studies
Of Japanese
Initiated Here
Program Stresses
Culture, Research
A center for Japanese Studies
has begun its first year's operation
at the University, with an initial
enrollment of graduate students
who previously received some
training in the Army's Japanese
language and area program.
The new Center was authorized
last Spring when a grant from the
Carnegie Corporation was accept-
ed, and is directed by Dr. Robert
B. Hall, of the geography depart-
ment. Similar area study pro-
grams are being organized at other
major universities in China, Rus-
sia, the Near East. Southeast Asia,
and Scandinavia.
Proram Purposes
"Purposes of this new program
are to meet the national need for
exact information about foreign
areas and to fill the gaps between
various specialized fields of know-
ledge in relation to a geographic
area," Prof. Hall explained. "The
war demonstrated our lack of
precise knowledge of many areas
of the world and their peoples.
"The same knowledge and re-
search facilities needed in time
of war are essential to maintain
the peace," he said. "Development
of research facilities and train-
ing of specialists and teachers is
the responsibilities'of the univer-
Training Program
As now organized, the Michi-
gan Center for Japanese Studies
has a training program involving
a central "core" course which
gives the student a broad picture
of Japan and Japanese culture, a
research seminar in which all
students must participate, and
courses in whatever field of study
the student wishes to specialize,
such as economics or sociology.
Only students who are candi-
dates for the master's degree and
who already know the Japanese
language may be admitted to the
Center, Prof. Hall has explained.
The Center will not offer a pro-
gram of its own leading to the
degree of Doctor of Philosophy,
but studlents in other depart-
ments may select problems in the
Japanese area for their doctoral
When conditions in Japan per-
mit and when a group of stu-
dents at the University have coi-
pleted all the course work lead-
ing to the doctoral degree, the
Center will establish a field sta-
tion in Japan, Prof. Hall said.
Qualified students will be given
an 18-month "internship" in Jap-
an- during which they will con-
duct individual and group re-
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FARM I N C G E N E R A L-Gen. H. H. (Hap) Arnold,
former USAAF chief, starts out in his civilian jeep with "Sidecar"
and "Wiggenheimer" for a tour of his Sonoma, Calif., farm.

W A R D E A D C O M E H O M E - Some 5,600 U. S. war dead from the ETO military
cemetery at Liege, Belgium, leave Antwerp aboard the Army transport Joseph V. Connolly (above).





F L O 0 D S I N P U N J A B - Residents of the Delhi area of India's Punjab evacuate their,
homes in small boats after floods, reported the worst in 20 years. inundated the region.


C A V A L I ER I N P A C E A N T-A cavalier marches in
the parade which accompanies the Palio, annual horse race
around the central square of Sienna, Italy, commemorating a
12th century victory over the rival city. Florence.



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B L A I K C H A L K T A L K - Head Coach Earl (Red) Blaik uses a blackboard to Instrt
Army gridiron candidates in a practice session at the West Point school.,

STATUARY CLEAN U P -E. J. Burkitt, veteran of
16 years in the Royal Mews, cleans the gilt statuary which sur-
mounts the carved state coach used by the British king on cere-
monial occasions.




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