Prof. Talamon Plans Return to France
UNESCO Meeting Scheduled Preston To
The Michigan Preliminary Com-"
mittee for UNESCO will meet here Representatives of state schools
Thursday to plan specific activi- colleges and civil and educational
By DON KOTITE
and HERB ROVNER
Michigan's loss will be France's
gain when Prof. Rene Talamon,
retiring after forty years with the
romance language department, re-
turns to his native country this
A distinguished scholar, Prof.
Talamon was born and educated
in Paris and came to the Univer-
sity in 1909 after having taught
two years at Williams College.
AT THE OUTBREAK of the
first World War, Prof. Talamon
doffed his professor's garb to don
the uniform of the French army.
Wounded during the war, he re-
ceived the Croix de Guerre,
France's highest military tribute,
and the Legion of Honor.
He resumed teaching duties
here in 1919 after serving as in-
terpreter at the Paris Peace
Conferences that year. During
n; S. S
the next two decades he trav-
eled extensively abroad.
His travels throughout India
evoke the comment of "highly ex-
citing" from Prof. Talamon.
According to Prof. Talamon,
teaching can be a hobby rather
than a chore. His congenial wit in
conducting classes has long proved
to students that laughs and les-
sons can go hand in hand.
ESPECIALLY well known to
French scholars is his course in
Moliere, the 17th century dramat-
ist. Students swear he's at his dra-
matic best when voicing the woes
of Harpagon, famous miser of
"L'Avare," or echoing the pleas of
a Molieresque heroine, prevented
by her stern "papa" from marry-
ing the man she loves.
Whether in class or informally
at "La P'tite Causette," conver-
sations with Prof. Talamon are
as informative as they are en-
This trip to France marks the
professor's first journey abroad in
10 years. When asked of his plans,
he shrugged his shoulders, saying:
"Now that I'm as free as air, I'll
see what France looks and feels
like before deciding what to do."
ties for a state organization to
support the United Nations edu-
cational program, according to
Prof. William Clark Trow of the
education school and chairman of
organizations will attend the two
general sessions and several group
meetings at Rackham.
Members of the University stu-
dent council for UNESCO will par-
ticipate in the conference.
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in The Daily Official
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members of the University. Notices
for the Bulletin should be sent in
typewritten form to the Office of the
Assistant to the President, Room 2552
Administration Building, by 3:00 p.m.
on the day preceding publication
(11:00 a.m. Saturdays).
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1949
VOL. LIX, No. 170
PLANS FOR COMMENCEMENT
Commencement - Saturday,
June 11, 5 p.m.
..Time of Assembly-3:50 p.m.
PLACES OF ASSEMBLY
Members of the Faculties at 4
PROF RENE TALAMON
SPECIALS at the
GRILLED PORK CHOPS . 85c
served with golden french fries,
lettuce & tomato salad.
TELEVISION at the Den!
The Fights every Mon., Wed. & Fri. nites.
All Detroit Home Games
1309 South University
p.m., 1223 Angell Hall, Rhetoric
Library, where they may robe.
Regents, Ex-RegeruY, and Deans
at 4 p.m., 2549 Administration
Students of the various schools
and colleges, as follows:
LITERATURE, SCIENCE AND
THE ARTS on Main Diagonal
walk between Library and Engi-
EDUCATION on walk in front of
Physiology and Pharmacology
ENGINEERING on Main Diag-
onal walk in Engineering Court.
ARCHITECTURE on Main Di-
agonal walk in Engineering Arch
MEDICINE on Diagonal walk
between Chemistry Building and
NURSING on Diagonal walk be-
tween Chemistry Building and Li-
brary (behind Medicine).
LAW on East and West walk,!
West of the intersection in front
PHARMACY on East and West
walk, west of the intersection in
front of Library (behind Law).
DENTAL SURGERY on Ngth
and South walk between Library
and Chemistry Building.
on walk north side of Physiology
and Pharmacology Building.
FORESTRY AND CONSERVA-
TION on walk north side of Physi-
ology and Pharmacology Building
(behind Bus. Admin.).
MUSIC on diagonal walk from
Library to Alumni Memorial Hall,
PUBLIC HEALTH on diagonal
walk from Library to Alumni Me-
morial Hall (behind Music).
GRADUATE on east and west
walk west of Library entrance.
LINE OF MARCH-State Street
to Ferry Field.
In case of rainy weather, the
the march to Ferry Field will be
abandoned. Members of the Facul-
ties, Regents, Deans, etc. will as-
semble at the same places as for
the fair weather program. Gradu-
ates will go direct to Yost Field
House and enter by the South
door. The University fire siren willj
be blown between 3:40 and 3:50
p.m. indicating abandonment of
The General Library and other
Campus Libraries will be open as
usual on May 30, Memorial Day,
with the exception of Dentistry,
Hospital, and Vocational Guid-
ance, which will be closed all day.
The General Library will close
at 6 p.m. daily beginning Wed-
nesday, June 8, except on Com-
mencement Day, June 11, when it
will close at 3 p.m.
During the period between June
8 and 20 most libraries will operate
on short schedules which are an-
nounced on Library bulletin
All Libraries will open on full
schedules on Monday, June 20.
Graduate Students: The Study
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AT A FAMOUS PLACE
ANN ARBOR BANK
will open its
We offer to you, Graduates of the' Class of 1949, our sincere
congratulations and extend to you an invitation to spend some
of these last fleeting hours at "Michigan" at The Allenel where
quality dinners and a pleasant atmosphere are sure to be memorable.
THE ALLENEL HOTEL
Wednesday, June 1
126 E. Huron
For Reservations, Phone 4241
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singing "Johnny Get Your Girl"
(A COLUMRIA RECORD)