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SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 1950

THE MIClH!GAN DAILY

'AGE SEVEN-

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SL Petitions for NSA Institute
Scholarships Due Tomorrow

DOESN'T WANT TO BE KING!
A frican Studies To Aid Homeland

200TH ANNIVERSARY:
'U' Choir Concert Today Will
Commemorate Bach's Death

Students interested in applying
for NSA scholarships to the an-
nual Summer Institute for Social
Progress at Wellesley College must
submit petitions to the Student
Legislature office by 4 p.m. tomor-
row, according to Dorrianne Zip-
perstein, '51, chairman of the local
NSA committee.
The scholarships, which will be
awarded by the national NSA of-
ficers at Madison, Wis., will pro-
vide all tuition and room and

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board expenses for the Summer
institute which will be held from
July 1 to 15 on the Wellesley Col-
lege campus.
Patterned after the renowmed
People's Institutes in Denmark,
the Wellesley Summer Institute
is designed to enable businessmen,
industrial workers and students
to discuss the social implications
of current economic and political
problems.

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By JOAN WILLENS
John Dickson, Grad, is one of
the few people in the world who
may have a chance to be king of
his country-but he doesn't want
to be.
Brother of the King of Ashanti,
largest state in the Gold Coast,
Dickson is studying political geo-
graphy here, with hopes of becom-
ing a national leader when he re-
turns home, to fight for the free-
dom of all West Africans from
British and French colonial rule.
AFTER RECEIVING his mas-
ter's degree in June, he will go to
summer school to work for his
doctor's degree in geography.
Then, the ambitious 27-year-old
student plans to study interna-
tional law at the University of
Oxford.
"The proudest hope of my
life," he declared, "is to see the
people of West Africa united
under one flag and able to util-
ize their own natural resources
to their best advantage."
A graduate of Adisadel College,
in the Gold Coast, Dickson said
that he never went to school be-
fore his college years, but was in-
structed by two English tutors,
who first interested him in geo-
graphy.
"It was then that I began to
realize that West Africa is one
geographic whole, arbitrarily di-
vided for the benefit of British and
French politics," he added.
DESCRIBING the formal edu-
cation in "how to become a good
king" received'by members of the
royal family, he explained that
"part of the instruction was to
learn to speak in proverbs.
"Sometimes I had to memorize
as many as twenty a day. On
Sundays we often had contests
with members of the royal hous-
es of neighboring sub-states to
determine who knew the most
proverbs."
Other important parts of a
king's education are learning to
Native Supper
To Be Served
West African students on cam-
pus will serve a native supper at
6:30 p.m. today in the Internation-
al Center.
The menu will include chicken
and rice, corn on the cob and
French-fried bananas. Movies on
West Africa will be shown after
the supper. The evening's program
will conclude with a panel discus-
sion by students from West Africa.
A limited number of tickets for
the supper, at 85c each, will be
available at the door.

The University Choir will pre-
sent the second of two concerts,
featuring an all-Bach program, at
8:30 p.m. today in Hill Auditorium.
Under the direction of Maynard
Klein, the 222-voice group will be
assisted by the University Little
Symphony Orchestra and Brass
Choir. George Exon, '50 SM, will
play the harpsichord, and Bertram
Strickland, Grad, the organ.
Commemorating the 200th an-
niversary of Bach's death, the
program will open with "Jesu
meine Freude, Motet No. 3,"
which was composed by Bach for
the funeral service of Frau Reese
in 1723. This motet has been
called Bach's "Sermon on Life
and Death."

the bicentennary of the delivery of
the Augsburg Confession.
After an intermission, the Choir
will sing exerpts from "Mass in B
Minor" with Arlene. Sollenberger,
contralto, instructor in voice at the
University.

CHILDREN'S
BOOKS
for ...
(ra4 tei

Sale
Old Books
OVERBECK
BOOKSTORE
1216 S. University

-Daiy-Burt Bapowitch
WEST AFRICAN STUDENT-John Dickson, Grad, whose royal
name is Nana Yaw Duah Agyman, points to his homeland, the
Gold Coast, where his brother is king of Ashanti, the largest of
three states in the country.

play and interpret the royal drums
which are used for emergencies
and ceremonial occasions, and
learning the intricacies of the
pouring of libations for all kinds
of ceremonies, according to the
African student.
Traditions of the Gold Coast
provide a new twist in royal suc-
cession customs, as the throne
there is handed down on the
mother's side of the family. Dick-
son's royal name is Nana Yaw
Duah Agyeman, the third word of
which is his mother's ancestoral
name. When a man becomes King,
he discards his father's name.

* Dickson's hobbies center around
all sorts of sports, namely track,
tennis, soccer and swimming. As
an undergrad he was an enthus-
iastic member of his school's track
team, but he claimed he hasn't
had time to go in for sports here.
SPEAKING earnestly about the
political situation in his country,
Dickson declared there are hun-
dreds of West African youths
studying in the United States and
other parts of the world, all of
whom are determined to work for
a United States of West Africa.

The Choir will then sing "O Jesu
Christ, mein's Lebens Licht, Can-
tata No. 118" with the Brass Choir.
This will be followed by "Ein
Feste Burg ist Unser Gott, Cantata
No. 80," which was written in 1730
for the Reformation Festival at
Moore To Present
Demonstrations
Prof. A. D. Moore, of the elec-
trical engineering department, will
demonstrate fluid mappers and
sand-bed mapping at 8 p.m. to-
morrow in Rackham Amphithe-
atre, at an open meeting of Phi
Sigma, biology honorary frater-
nity.
Book Reservations
Students who want to take li-
brary books home with them over
Spring vacation may reserve them
tomorrow, and withdraw them Fri-
day after their last class, Mr. Dim-
ock, chief circulation librarian, an-
nounced yesterday.

" Tell Me About Jesus by Mary A. Jones-$2.00
" A Child's Book of Bible Stories by J. Werner $2.00
" A Child's Book of Prayers by Louise Raymond-$2.00
" Mr. Bunny by Janet Beattie-$1.50
" A Tale for Easter by Tasha Tudor-$1.50
* The White Bunny and His Magic Nose
. by L. Duplaix-$1.00
" Make Way for Ducklings by R. McCloskey-$2.50
UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
316 South State

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