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TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1950


'Biolinguistics' Gains Support

olinguistics, a new science
ided by two University profes-
is gaining increasing official
gnition through the recent
ication here and abroad of the
its of their research.
he new field of study concerns
f with the emergence and de-
pment of voice and speech by '
rving the biological behavior_
growth of the individual.
ork on the subject was begun =$
*thirty years ago by Professor :
ritus Clarence L. Meader and
. John H. Muyskens of the
ch department. It resulted in
printing of their "Handbook
r. Leon H. Strong, chairman
he anatomy department at the
cago Medical School has al-
ly hailed the book as laying the
idation for a new field of sci-
.fic study.
hrough the endeavor of the
professors and their graduate.
lents many new facts concern-
speech have been discovered.
y analyzing poetry into the
cular movements needed to
n words it was shown that
dren prefer poetry which re-
res muscle movements most re-
bling those of sucking, swal-
ing, and breathing.
[e also claims that through
trolling the abdominal muscles,
trol over the vocal muscles can
While research in Biolinguistics
been going on throughout the
ntry, the major part was car-
I on in the Dynamic Phonetics
oratory in 2006 Angell Hall and
the University Speech Clinic
nded by Prof. Muyskens. SP
'he results of the years of re- kin
rch have been used for speech mu
rection, the elimination of for- gra
a accents and voice improve-
nt in singing and drama. sesso
Vith regard to geographical ac- acce
ts, such as those of a Boston- acei
.t NewYorker or a southerner, He
f. Muyskens feels that the pos- throe

* * * *

F rench Planf
Seen To Aid
Europain '52
Possible Basis of
France's proposal to pool her
coal and steel industry with that
of Western Germany may become
the basis on which Wese-cla Eu-
rope will be able to survive after
Marshall Plan aid is discontinued
in 1952, Prof. Manfred C. Vernon
of the political science department
said yesterday.
The decision, announced by
French Foreign Minister Robert
Schuman at the Big Three for-
eign ministers' meeting last week,
indicates that France might recog-
nize the need of economic inte-
gration for the recovery of West-
ern Europe, Prof. Vernon said,
would join such a union would de-
pend on whether they can over-
coine their nationalistic rivalries,"
he continued. "It will also depend
on whether France and Germany
will be sincere in using the union
for the economic welfare of all
Europe, rather than tir Ow ii
selfish interests."
Belgium, the Netherlands and
Luxembourg, who already have
a customs union among them-
selves, will probably join France
and Germany, he commented.
"Italy would be likely to join
the coal and steel pool because
she relies on coal imports," he
primarily concerned wth increas-
ing her own exports," he said.
s Music Fraternity
v Initiates New Men)
Phi Mu Alpha-Sinfonia, national
music fraternity, has initiated fif-
teen new members.
Those chosen to join the organi-
zation include Robert Ashley, John
Beck, James Berry, Jon Curry, Bert
Damron, John Dudd, Jewell Foster
Donald Harris, Donald Morris
Vern Erkkila, George Peters, Gro-
n ver Schiltz, Reid Shelton, Lloyd
Shoop and John Tipton.
Don Krummel was elected presi-
dent for the coming year. Other
new officers are Joseph Harris
vice-president; Charles Bath, sec-
retary; William Janton, treasurer;
Gerald Van Syoc, warden; Ralph
Hamilton, historian and national
councilman; and George Wilson

High school students in Ann1
Arbor don't resent University stu-
dents, in fact, they think they're
lucky to live in a University town.I
Opinions from students in Ann
Arbor High and University High
disprove the oft-supposed animo-1
sity between the two groups. 7
*, * *
POINTING OUT some of the
advantages of living in a Univer-
sity town, Ann Arbor High sopho-
mores Bob Olsen and Roger Back-
mann were quick to mention Uni-
versity athletic events, especially
"We have a chance to hear
Spike Jones, Vaughn Monroe,
and other name bands which
would never come here except
for the University," Olsen said,
"and we get good University stu-
dent bands for our own dances."
"We have University visual aid
movies in class all the time, too,"
echoed Backmann. "The student
teachers in music, band and chor-
us are good; we hate to see them
leave," he added.
SOME OF THE disadvantages
Contract Awarded
T h e University's Engineering
Research Institute has signed
contracts with the United States
Army Corps of Engineers for mod-
el studies of the harbor break-
waters at Hammond Bay and
Point Lookout.
Read Daily Classifieds

came to light with further ques-;
tions. The banning of high school,
students from the balcony of a
local theatre was a sore point. The
high school students blamed this'
on the poor behavior of University
students at the shows, and said
they wanted to sit where they
please for 60 cents.
Parents of high school stu-,
dents seemed to dislike Univer-
sity students more than their
high school children.
Several students reported that
their parents complain strongly
about the way University students
tie up traffic by their careless
meanderings in and out of traffic.
They also raised the complaint
that University activities draw the
high schoolers away from home
too much.
influence, Virginia Golay, social
. .
Opportunity in Business
rhere are never enough Gibbs-trained
secretaries to meet the persistent demand.
Write College Cour.re Dean for catalog
Katharine Gibbs
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1 E. Superior St, CHICAGO 11 155 AngelI St, PROVIDENCE 6
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High Schoolers Praise'U' Town Life
__ _ __ _

studies teacher of Ann Arbor High
said, "Basically, our students imi-
tate University students, and the
closer they come to achieving the
manners and dress of the college
students, the closer they are to
their goal."
Sophomore Ingrid Arneses was
umaware .of this influence, how-
ever, saying, "University students
are taken for granted, but they are
fun to have around."
As to the date problem, Sue
Looker, a junior, said that not
many University students date
high school girls, and the few girls
who date 'U' students are not os-
tracized by their fellow students.

Forms Ready
For Engineers
Senior data sheets, for the pur-
pose of organizing the class of
'50E as a graduation and alumnae
unit, will be available from 8 a.m.-
3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at
tables in East and West Engineer-
ing, Bill Upthegrove, '50E senior
class president announced yester-
The sheets will ask for general
information as to the man's home
address, his activities, interests,
and what they are going to do af-
ter graduation.
Upthegrove also said that class
dues not paid at'registration will
be collected both days at the same
tables, and he urged seniors to
watch the bulletin boards for in-
formation on graduation.


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'EECH STUDY-Elizabeth A. Pulisi, assistant to Prof. Muys-
ns, measures the contractions of the thoracic and abdominal
uscles of Theodore Yagee, '51. The device used is the Kymo-
* .* * 4>* * *
ir should not try to correct his ous local pronunciations. In this
int. way a person can speak in New
suggests that people learn York as a New Yorker and in Bos-
ugh conscious effort the vari- ton as a Cabot, he added.

Film Canceled
After Protest
By Committee
(Continued from Page 1)
department's decision to withdraw
the film "a commendable one."
AT THE SAME TIME, he point-
edrout that his group did not pur-
port to represent the University's
Negro students, but was composed
of interested individuals.
"We wish to make it clear
that our protests were not mo-
tivated by any desire to restrict
free expression so long 'as that
expression does not consist of
libelous or slanderous material,"
Terrell said. "The Birth of a
Nation" has been "indisputably
proven to be a slander against
;the Negro people,", he declared.
Previously, Terrell's committee
had drawn up several conditions
without which, it declared, the
picture's showing "would not be
AMONG THESE was a request
that a film "treating the Negro in
America on an intelligent level"
be shown here in the near future.
At yesterday's meeting be-
tween the committee and speech
department representatives, nei-
ther group could think of a sat-
isfactory film on the Negro. Be-
cause of inability to find such a
movie, the student-faculty group
changed its original request and
asked that "The Birth of a Na-
tion" not be shown on campus
t at all.
In explaining why his group ob-
jected so strenuously to the show"
ing of "The Birth of a Nation,"
Terrell cited Lewis Jacobs' book,
"The Rise of the American Film."
JACOBS QUOTES a subtitle
from the film in which a mulatto
tells a white woman, "See! My
people fill the streets. With them
I will build a black empire and
you as a queen shall sit by my
The film was "a passionate and
persuasive avowal of the inferiority
of the Negro," the book declares.
However, it praises the picture
highly for its technical excellence,
and calls it "an accomplishment of
great stature."
Prof. Dwight L. Dumond, of the
history department, last night
called the film "a wholly inacc r-
ate portrayal of the days of e-
construction" and asserted, "If
there hadn't been a 'Birth of a
Nation,' there wouldn't have been
a revived Ku Klux Klan."

NSA Announces Round-Trip
Transportation To Europe

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Round-trip transportation from
America to Europe and back for
any student or faculty member
from any American university is
available for $310, the National
Student Association announced re-
The plan includes only air or
sea ti ansportation, and once the
student arrives in Europe, he is
on his own, Erskine Childers, NSA
international affairs vice presi-
dent, said-
'* * *
"HOWEVER," Childers added,
"students aboard the ship will be
given orientation programs on the
nations they are to visit and ex-
perts will aid the seagoing stu-
dents in planning the most prac-
tical and worth while itineraries."
There are accomodations for
more than 1000 students. Chil-
ders said.
Air transportation will be pro-
vided by C-54 four engine planes
of the KLM Royal Dutch Airline
and the Norwegian government's
S'-. Svalbard, a 6789 ton vessel.
will take the sea route, Childers
parture of the airplanes was not
given, the Svalbard will leave New
York June 22 and arrive in either
LeHavre or Rotterdam ninm days
It will return from Europe
Aug. 31 and arrive back in New
Yor cu Sept. 8.
Students interested in apply-
ing for the trip must do so be-
fore May 20, he said.
Alpplications for either ship or
plane transportation should be
made to NSA, Summer Travel'Of-
fce, 96 Winthrop St., Cambridge,
38, Mass.

THE FOLLOWING informatior
should be included in applica-
Full name, college and class
year, school and home address
and where you will be at any
specific time. Also travel plans
while in Europe, whether you
are traveling as an individual or
in a group, should be included.
In addition to the applicatior
$100 must be sent as deposit. I
for any reason the student is no
accepted his deposit will be re
funded immediately, Childers saic
Dr. Mann To Speal
On New 'Air Dent'
Prof. William Mann, of the den
tal school, will speak to the Pre
Dental Society at 7:30 p.m., to
day' in the Grand Rapids Roor
of the Michigan League.
Dr. Mann will talk on "Al
Dent," a new painless method fc
drilling teeth, which he ha
developed at the Michigan Der
tal School. A forty minute movi
will also be presented.
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