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December 15, 1948 - Image 6

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Prof. Cameron Will Reveal
Secret of Elamite Language

The findings of Prof. George G.
Cameron of the classical studies
department will result in the com-
prehension of the language spoken
Doritory N
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Contributors to
What's Up in the Dorms should con-
tact Dolores Palnkr at The Daily or
105 Betsy Barbour.)
The third wing in Jordan Hall
has been dubbed "Christmas
Lane" and it looks like just that.
The doors have all been dec-
orated with Christmas ornaments,
wreaths, bells, candy canes and
evergreen branches and some have
even been decorated to look like
chimneys and fireplaces.
* * *
EAST QUAD'S Inter - House
Bowling Tournament consists of
two teams on each floor making
a total of six teams.
The men bowl every Monday,
Tuesday and Friday nights at
the Union.
Prizes for highest individual
scorer, the winning team and the
highest individual averages will be
given at the close of the tourna-
HAYDN HOUSE and Greene
House, in East Quad, will go car-
oling tonight while Hinsdale
House and Prescott House have
their Christmas parties.
Resident entertainment in-
cluding a monologue and imita-
tions will highlight Hinsdale's
celebration in the house dining-
room where refreshments will be.-
Prescott's party will take place
in the specially decorated rec room
where entertainment, group sing-
ing and songs by the house choir
will make up the program.
HOUSES in West Quad having
Chl-ristmas parties today are
Adams, Lloyd, and Wenley.
Santa Claus will appear at all
three parties, gifts will be ex-
changed and house talent will pro-
vide the entertainment.
'U' Players Seek
'Bendix' Dolbl e
"Time of Your Life," which will
be produced by the University
Student Players, has been com-
pletely cast except for the part
of Mike, the bartender.
Anyone interested in trying out
for that part can do so by con-
tacting' Mike Cetta at. 723 Pack-
ard, or calling 2-822.
William Bendix portrayed the
rough, tough Mike in the recent
movie production of William Sar-
oyan's Pulitzer Award play.
Recording Ban Ended
NEW YORK - )- The re-'
cording ban that started Jan. 1
was ended today with the signing
of a new five-year contract by
James C. Petrillo and officials of
the phonograph record companies.
The ceremony was the signal for
immediate resumption of record-
ings by instrumentalists who are
members of the AFL-American
Federation of Musicians, headed
by Petrillo.

by the Elamites, the ancient
highland people of Persia (now
Iran), according to Prof. Clark
Hopkins of the classical studies
Prof. Cameron has been in Iran
since the summer, and for the past
three weeks has been copying the
inscriptions carved on Mt. Be-
histun 2.400 years ago by the Per-
sian King Darius.
PROF. CAMERON, with the aid
of his 15 year old son, made molds
of the carvings by means of a rub-
ber compound. This daring work
was carried on while suspended
from a scaffold 100 feet above the
rocky ground.
The Behistun inscriptions,
among the most famous in west-
ern Asia, were carved in three
languages, ancient Persian, an-
cient Babylonian, and Elamite,
using cuneiform characteristics,
said Prof. Hopkins.
"In 1840," said Prof. Hopkins,
"Henry Rawlinson of Great Brit-
ain led the way for studies in this
field when he found the key to
the inscriptions in Persian and
"THE ELAMITE inscriptions,
however, were so inaccessibly sit-
uated that most work was dropped
until recently when Prof. Cameron
began his studies."
Prof. Cameron was appointed
to the faculty last term, succeed-
ing Prof. William H. Worrell
who is on retirement furlough.
Formerly of the Near-Eastern
studies department of the Univer-
sity of Chicago, Prof. Cameron is
also an annual lecturer for the
American School of Research in
Speech Staff
Members Will
Thirteen members of the Speech
Department staff will attend the
annual convention of the Speech
Association of America in Wash-
ington, D.C., on Dec. 28 through
Prof. 0. L. Backus will give a pa-
per on "A Study of Personality
Structure in Certain Persons with
Defective Speech," while Prof.
G. E. Densmore, chairman of the
department, will deliver a paper on
"Relative Emphasis on Speech and
other Subjects in the Graduate
Student's Program."
PROF, DENSMORE will also
participate in a panel discussion
on speech for adults and in an-
other panel on experimental stud-
ies in general speech.
Miss Jane Beasley will partici-
pate in a symposium on work-
ing with parents and teachers
of speech handicapped children.
Prof. V. B. Windt will serve as
chairman of a program on di-
recting in the theatre.
Also attending the convention
will be Professors Claribel Baird,
Tom C. Battin, H. H. Bloomer,
Hayden K. Carruth, G. R. Garri-
son, L. W. Grosser, W. P. Halstead,
N. E. Miller and Hugh Z. Norton.

Olivet Board
Accepts New
Faculty Plan
jProgram Affects
Staff Turnovers
DETROIT-(A)-Olivet College's
Board of Trustees voted today to
move up from March 1 to mid-
December the time for notifying
faculty members of dismissal or
re-appointment for the following
school year.
Frank W. Blair of Detroit,
Board chairman, said the action
was taken on a proposal "from a
majority of the faculty."
THE OLIVET College Teachers
Union, an AFL affiliate, recently
suggested such a move.
Blair said that although in
the future teachers will be no-
tified before the Christmas va-
cation whether they will be re-
tained, details on salaries will
not be disclosed until the budget
for the following year is sub-
The teachers union pressed for
such a revision as an outgrowth
of the controversial fixing- last
summer of Prof. T. Barton Akeley
of Olivet's political science fac-
ulty and his wife, Margaret, col-
lege librarian.
It contended the Akeleys prev-
iously had been notified they
would be retained another year.
Invite Engineers
To Meet Christmas
The Flint Junior College Engi-
neer's Club has issued an invita-
tion to former members now
studying at the University to at-
tend a pot-luck supper and club
meeting during Christmas holi-
The meeting will be held at 7:30
p.m. December 20. A Flint engi-
neer will speak.

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HIS NIGHT TO HOWL-Danny Corrigan, who got in trouble
playing with a gum dispensing machine, screams his head offj
as police use a hack saw to extricate his finger from a coin receiver
slot in New York City.
Star of Bethlehem Continues
To Baffle Astronomy Experts

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"We have seen His star in the
Those words in the Biblical story
of Christmas are the center of a
problem which has bothered as-
tronomers for centuries.
* * *
Losh, of the Astronomy Depart-
ment, it is still being pondered,
with varying theories being pre-
John Kepler, 17th Century as-
tronomer, was the first one to
study the question, Prof. Losh
said, and lie discovered that tile
planets Jupiter, Saturn and
Mars were in conjunction about
6 B.C.
Kepler believed that the three
planets, appearing close together
might have been what the Wise
Men saw. Prof. Losh said that this
is considered the most logical ex-
planation today.
in the constellation Pisces, some-
thing which happens only once

every 800 years and would have
been very noticeable."
Other theories include the
visit of a bright comet in 4 B.C.
or Halley's comet which Dr.
Losh says may have visited the
earth about 11 B.C.
"Also there is the idea that it
may have been a Nova (exploding
star) or Venus as a morning or
evening star."
DR. LOSH pointed out that part
of the confusion is due to the fact
that astronomers don't know just
where to point their telescopes to
look for the star.
The Scripture, she said, is not
definite on whether the star was in
the East or whether the Wise Men
were there when they saw it over


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Christmas party, 3 to 5 'p.m., in
the Student Lounge of the school.


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