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T VXTIH AN DAIL~Y

A FACULTY FOR KNOWING:
Prof. Pick Turns Hobby
Into Full-Time Pursuit

speech Group
Will Present
Ine-Act Plays

Operation Subsistence
QUESTIONNAIRE
OPERATIONS SUBSISTENCE -- MICHIGAN is conducting a
STATE-WIDE cost of living survey to determine how student
veterans are getting along under the G.I. BILL. Your coopera-
tion is needed to obtain accurate information.
1. College ..................................Date ..........
2. Male ........ Female ...... 3. Married ...... Single ........
4. 1 have.... dependents (besides wife).

* * *

3y MARY STEIN AND ALICE
BRINKMAN
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sixth
In a series of weekly artices on fac-
ulty personalities.)
There's a turn-table "wizard"
over at Hill Auditorium who can
: ake a mail-order fiddle sound
like a Stradivarius, and vice-versa.
Prof. Hanns Pick of the School
of Music manipulates an imposing
array of dials on two recording
machines to produce his musical
sleight-of-hand. As head of the
unofficial University recording de-
partment, it's Prof. Pick's job to
arrange and record the School of
Music's weekly radio program.
1Much in Demand
His services as disc-jockey ex-
traordinary are much in demand
by aspiring concert artists as well
as by half a dozen campus musi-
cal groups. Students can find out
how close their techniques are
coming to Paderewski's or Kreis-
ler's by making records under
Prof. Pick's supervision.
The Phi Deltas give Prof. Pick
credit for their recent champion-
ship in the state inter-fraternity
sing. He recorded their contest en-
try and coached them in smooth-
ing out its harmonic rough spots.
Coaching harmony groups, big and
small, is just part of the day's
work for Prof. Pick.
Two-by-Four Quarters
The two identical recorders on
which 'tailor-made" platters are
"spun" out almost fill the two-by-
four quarters of the recording de-
partment. The "recordee" per-
forLns before a mike on the stage
of vast Hill Auditorium, while di-
rectly beneath him Prof. Pick is
busy putting the transmitted
sound waves "on wax."
It takes more than button-press-
ing talent to turn out profession-
al discs. Prof. Pick's present job is
the out-growth of years of con-
vert experience and research in
musical acoustics.
Musical Debut
Prof. Pick made his musical de-
but at the age of 7, when he gave
his first violon-cello concert in his
native St. Gall in Switzerland. Be-
fore long, he was familiar with
concert stages in most of the Euro-
pean capitals. Before coming to
America in 1920, he had been di-
rector of the music school in St.
Gall.
Upon arriving in this country,
he appeared with various orches-
tras and in 1925 was featured as
solo cellist with the Philadelphia
Symphony Orchestra under the
Stokowski baton.
Full-Tine Job
In 1927 he came to Ann Arbor
Grad Collects
Pacific Birds
(Continued from Page 1)
taglfeathiers to prop him against
trees.
Elusive Specimen
How Prescott finally caught a
pitta is a real story. The pitta
according to Prescott, is a small.
timid bird that seldom flies, but
would rather run to cover. Pres-
cott looked for some months for
the elusive bird, but the natives
had never heard of the bird he
described.
Then one day a boatswain'
mnate came up to him with a pitta
perched on his finger. The bird
had singled out Prescott's ship,
one of many anchored in Leyt
Harbor, and flown through a port-
hole.
Over-sized Artillery
Prescott shot most of the birds
he brought back with over-sized

artillery, equipment of his own
that he had to use before the Uni-
versity provided him with the pro-
per-sized guns.
He shot tiny tropical birds with
a twelve-gauge shotgun which is
something like going after a
mouse with a deer rifle. It wasn't
until the University sent him a
shotgun with transferrable 20
gauge and .410 barrels that he
was able to shoot small birds with
some assurance of not blowing
them into disappearing feathers.
Rabbi Lyrnon To
Conduct Seminiar
Rabbi Herschel Lymon will hold
the sixth in a series of seminars
on "The Jewish Personality Re-
flected in Modern Literature,", at
4:15 p.m. Tuesday at Hillel Foun-
dation.
The book to be discussed this
week is "Wasteland," by Jo Sin-
clair, which describes the prob-
lems of an assimiliated Jew.
All students on campus are in-
vited to attend.
"Home of 3-Hour

'U'
To

Student's Drama
Get First Showing

PROF. HANNS PICK
* * *
as professor of violin-cello and
chamber music in the music school
He still holds that title but mak-
ing recordings is now his full-timE
occupation.
In his studies of musical acous-
tics he became fascinated by
mechanical reproduction or re-
recordings as a hobby for about
necessary equipment and made
'ordings as a hobby for about
wenty years. Meanwhile, he used
his equipment in his classes to aid
his students.
Complicated Schedules
Prof. Pick's present job grew out
of the complicated schedules of
students and faculty. It seemed
all the members bf ensembles,
quartets or other groups just
couldn't make it at broadcasting
Lime; so Prof. Pick took over. He
was able to make recordings at
their convenience.
Not only are recorded programs
more -convenient, but if the so-
prano suddenly feels a frog in her
throat, or the pianist has to sneeze
t isn't tragic. They can turn over
he disc and start again.
Brings Out the Best
Almost like the photographer
vho blots out a stray wisp of hair,
?rof. Pick can tone down a too
'oud piano in favor of the singer
r he can add color to a dull-toned
'nstrument with one of the handy
lials at his fingertips. By the use
f one particular microphone or
'y mixing two or three of his half-
lozen mikes he can bring out the
'est qualities of each individual.
Prof. Pick has produced more
,han 300 programs in the last two
jears. With the advent of new
University FM station in 1948, he
expects an even greater demand
,or his 'wax work."

A bill of four one-act plays, di-
rected and staged by students in
advanced theatre courses in the
speech department, will be pre-
sented at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Austin Bach, '48, will witness
the premiere performance of his
original "Flowers for Julia," yhich
he wrote in a playwriting course
last year. Francile Worthman is
directing, and settings are being
handled by Bill Allison.
Second play on the bill is "One
Sunday Afternoon," by James
Hagan, directed by Barbara Fer-
luson. Scene designers are Wil-
liam Allison and LaVerne Weber.
Miss Weber is acting in the same
capacity for "Lithuania," by Ru-
pert Brooke which, is being di-
rected by Jack Iskin.
The fourth play on the bill is
George Kelly's "Poor Aubrey;"
which is being directed by Jean-
ette Grandstaff. Scene designers
are Ethel Kudrna and Albert Na-
deau.
Admission to these plays is free
but the demand for tickets has
exhausted the supply. Patrons are
advised that all reservations must
be called for by 6 p.m., Wed-
nesday. All unclaimed tickets will
be given out at that time. There
will be no new reservations taken
at the box office until that hour.
Filipino Supper
Set forToday
National Groups Hold
ISA Dinner Series
President and Mrs. Alexander
G. Ruthven will be the special
guests of honor at a "Filipino
Supper" to be held at 6 p.m.
today at the International Center.
Sponsored by the International
Students Association, the supper
will feature chicken and rice as
prepared by Filipino students us-'
ing native recipes. Women at-
tending the supper will be dressed
in native costumes.
This is the second in a series
of weekly "Sunday Suppers" given
under the auspices of the ISA by
various national groups on cam-
pus. Some foreign student groups
presenting future suppers will be
the Chinese, Indian, Italian, Turk-
ish, Egyptian, and the French.
Reservations for the "Filipino
Supper" are sold out, but tickets
for future suppers may be ob-
tained at the International Cen-
ter.

5.
6.

Public Law 346...........Public Law 16.. ........... .
7. Amount received monthly from the government is......... .
(Include pension).
8. How much did you spend last month for the following items?
8a. Rent (Include gas, electricity, water, etc. If you own your
own home, county taxes, upkeep, insurance, etc. If you
live with relatives, list contribution, if any) $........
8b. Clothing..............................$.......
8c. Insurance, Personal (If premiums are paid
annually, figure 1/12th of annual premiums) $........
TOTAL FOR ITEMS FIGURED ON MONTHLY
BASIS .................... .................$........
9. How much did you spend last week for the fol-
lowing items?
9a. Food (If you live at home, how much do you
contribute to food budget?) ................$........
9b. Personal Items (Cigarettes, candy, toilet
articles, club dues, etc. Consider this carefully
do not omit any details) ........... . .......$........
9c. Recreation (Theatre, concerts, dates, movies,
bowling, skating, etc.) ..................$... ........
9d. Miscellaneous (Dry cleaning, laundry, hair-
cuts, shoe repairs, and any other expenses not
included in the above) ....................$........
TOTAL FOR ITEMS FIGURED ON WEEKLY
BASIS .......................................$.... .....
10. Do you have a job? Yes ................ No............
11. If you are working
Ila. How many hours per week are you employed?........
llb. What is your rate of pay?.................. per hour
Ile. Is your job having any ill effects on your school work?
Yes..........No.........
12. If answer to 11e is Yes, check any of the following which
apply.
12a. Not enough time for study......................
12b. Have to drop courses or take fewer hours of credit.
12c. Too little sleep... ...........................
12d. Other.....................................
13. If you are not working at present, can you continue school
without supplementing your income by working?
Yes............ No............
14. Have you had to get money from any of the following sources
to remain in school?
14a. Cashing war bonds .........Yes........ No........
14b. Loans . . ................Yes........ No....... .
14c. Withdrawals of savings ...... Yes........ No ........
14d. Gifts from parents or others . . Yes........ No....... .
14e. Other .... . ..................................
15. How much do you think the subsistence allowance, exclusive
of pension, should be? (Fill in all three) For single vet-
rans $........... For married veterans $..........
For each additional dependent $..................
16. Would you have been able to go to school without financial
assistance available under the G.T. BILL?
Yes...............No..........

I: wife working? Yes........No......
I am covered by the following section of the G.I. Bill:

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