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STTWT AV, NOITMP.M. 13, 1949


Prof. Lobanov Brings Drama to History

A believer in emphasizing the
drama of human life is Prof. Lo-
banov-Rostovsky of the history
In his courses in Russian and
Balkan hository, he always tries
to highlight the dramatic elements
of the material. This is part of
his aim to deliver clear and in-
teresting lectures.
THE TEACHING of history in-
volves a question of balance, he
said. You have to know what is
important and what is secondary,
and when to bring in the latter.
Sometimes one anecdote is more
revealing than a whole discussion,
he explained.
Prof. Lobanov finds that a
time element forces him to fol-
low somewhat the same sched-
ule in his courses each year.
But there is always room for
change of emphasis, he added.
Some years he stresses the Asia-
tic aspects of Russian history
and other years he emphasizes
the European influences.
Attendance at his classes always
stays at about the same level, he
said. The political climate does
not effect enrollment, for the in-
creased desire of some students to
know more about Russia is count-
erbalanced by the increased an-
tagonism of others toward all
things Russian, he explained.
is =of definite value in understand-
ing the conduct of Russia today,"
Prof. Lobanov declared. Russia's
behavior is a fusion of the new
ideology and the old trends, which
can be traced back to early days.
All the larger universities have
courses in Russian history today,

-Daily--Burt Sapowitch
RUSSIAN HISTORIAN-Prof. Lobanov-Rostovsky of the history
department looks up from his desk, where he plans his courses

in Russian and Balkan history
about Russia.

and works on his latest book

* * *#

Prof. Lobanov remarked. It is
becoming a definitely establish-
ed field, rising from an impetus
which began in the 1920's as a
result of significant events in
Russia, he explained.
He himself began UCLA's course
in Russian history, and taught
there from 1930 until he came to
the University in 1945.
* *I *
AT PRESENT he is chairman
of a committee integrating all
University courses concerning Rus-
sia, in such fields as language,


(Continued from Page 7) I
Mixer at the Foundation, 7:30-111
p.m. Refreshments. All graduate
students invited.
U. of M. Hot Record Society:
There will be no jam session as
scheduled, there will be a regular
record program instead in the
League Ballroom at 8 p.m. Every-
one is invited.
Coming Events
La P'tite Causette Monday, 3:30
p.m., Grill Room, Michigan Lea-
Sociedad Hispanica. Social Hour.
Mon., Nov. 14, 4-6 p.m., Interna-
tional Center. Refreshments.
UWF: Forum and discussion.
Union, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. Topic:
"England and World Federalism."
Premedical Society: Joint meet-
ing with the Medical Roundtable
at 8 p.m., Tues., Nov. 15, Rm. 1200

(formerly Rm. 151). old Chem.j
Bldg. Speaker: Dr. E. E. Payne of
Parke Davis & Co. Movies will be
:hown on the first cases treated
vith Chloromycetin, the life of
Louis Pasteur, and Koch's discov-
3ry of the tubercle bacillus.
Sociedad Hispanica will present
i movie, "Doude Mueren las Pala-
ras" (Spanish dialogue with Eng-
ish titles), Tues., Nov. 15, 8 p.m.,
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Mem-
oers will be admitted on payment
of only the tax on presentation of
their membership cards at the
box office. All seats are reserved.
Hiawatha Club: Notice of change
of meeting date-the meeting will
be held on Wed., Nov. 16, rather
than on Monday as previously an-
Meeting of the American Phar-
maceutical Association, Student
Branch. Wed., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.,
Rm. 1300 Chem. Bldg. Film "To-
ward Better Pharmacy." All mem-
bers urged to attend.

literature, art, geography, history
and political science. This pro-
gram was begun two years ago
as part of an increasing empha-
sis on regional studies.
Prof. Lobanov especially urged
more people to study the Russ-
sian language as a "tremendous
clue to understanding the Rus-
sian people."
Although Russia has a strong
personality of its own, there is no
great mystery to the Russian
character, Prof. Lobanov declared.
"The outstanding mistake people
make in going to Russia is that
they seek differences instead of a
common denominator."
He particularly condemned those
writers "who go to Russia prepar-
ed to find Cro-Magnons and write
something falsely picturesque and
The average Russian is some-
what like the average American,
he said, and denied the theory
that the so-called "Russian cli-
mate" has molded a strange,
unapproachable national figure.
Prof. Lobanov planned to be a
diplomat, the traditional profes-
sion of his family, but he finds a
close correlation between the
teaching of historical material and
the practical application of it in
HE HAS a colorful and dramatic
history of his own. He belongs
to an old Russian family descend-
ed from the first ruler of the first
Russian state. Born in Yokohoma
of a Russian father and a Greek
mother, he was educated in Russia
and France and received his degree
at the Ecole Libre des Sciences
in Paris.
He fought with the Imperial
Russian Guards in 1914. While
he was in Salonika, news of the
revolution broke up his unit, and
he joined the French army.

List b tudent
For Election
(Continued from Page 1)
Coleman, '51; Tom Cramer,
51BAd; Richard Creal, '52.
Lawrence DeVore, '51; Wil-
liamDuerr, '50E; Barbara El-
liot, '52; Robert Ernstein, '50;
Eliot Gerber, '52; Edmund Gib-
bon, '52; Charles Good, '52E;
Joe'Gross, '52E; Walter Hansen,
'50; Chuck Hattaway, '52; Sally
Hughes (Grescham), '52A; Jean
Iglauer, '51.
Howard Johnson, '51; Jack
Jones, '53; Earl Keim, 51;
Dorothy Kline, '52; Cal Klyman,
'51; George Kozonis, '51;, Mary-
Louise Lacy, '51; Jacob Lazar, '50;
Richard Lee, '51E; Ed Lewinson,
'51; David Litowsky, '52; Gordon
MacDonald, '52; Ned Miles, '51E;
Arnold Miller, '51; Jo Misner, '50.
Quent Nesbitt, '50BAd; Myron
Nichols, '54; John Nuehard, '52;
Walter Obbereit, '51E; William
O'Dell, '52E; Dolores Olsen, '50;
Jerome Porter, '52; George Qua,
'52; Tom Rice, '50BAd; Herbert
Silverman, '52; Irving Stenn,
'52; Joanne Stoller, '50; Chester
Szemblorski, '51.
Dwight Vincent, '52; Robert
Vogt, '51E; Tom Walsh, '51L;
Nancy Watkins, '52; Joan Young.
'52; Dorianne Zipperstein, '51.
* * *
J-HOP Committee petitioners
Joan Broomfield, Nan Byrnes,
Janet Dewey, Jean Dickie, Mar-
garet Donavan, Diane Faulk,
Beverly Fullerton, James Foster,
Robert Garfink, Bart Grimes,
Judd Heinemann, Ned Hess,
Rollene Jackson, Robert Johnson,
Karol Kerr, Dean Luse, Ann
Paul McCracken, Douglas
Mooney, Charles Norwood, David
Pease, Mary Lou Porter, Patrick
Ross, Dick Sanders, Jean Schutt,
Rostom Tandourjian, Lindy This-
ted, Ellen Van Wagoner, Bill
Wells, George Wolf.
Running for Board in Control
of Student Publications are:
Richard Allen, B. S. Brown,
Spec.; Jim Jans, Grad.; Dick
Morrison, '50; Lloyd Putnam,
Paul Rider, Potsy Ryan, Grad.;
Tom Walsh, '51L.
Candidates for Board in Con-
trol of Intercollegiate Athletics
Cal Klyman, '51; Jim Loprete,
'51; Jim Mitchell, John Powers,
Haghg To Lecture
Here on 'Messiah'
Prof. Harold Haugh, of the mu-
sic school, will give an illustrated
lecture on "The Musical Language
of Handel's 'Messiah'," 4:30 p.m.
today at the Memorial Christian
Prof. Haugh will emphasize sig-
nificant points in the score by
playing sections of the recordings
and singing some of the solo parts.

A multitude of sins is covered by
the classification of radio pro-
grams innocently tagged "audience
Tune in at the right time-al-
most any time of night or day-
and you can hear Joe Yuk ponder-
ing the question "who was the
first man to balance a potato chip
on his left small toe."
In the background one can hear
the sublime music of silver dollars
falling into a bucket.
* * *
PERHAPS THEN if Mr. Yuk is
of low intelligence and muffs the
question, we can hear him pay
for his ignorance and are treated
to the joy of hearing cream pies
plop against his unsuspecting face.
This, while the audience rolls in
the aisles and a voice gleefully
queries "aren't we devils?"
And then there are the pro-

grams where we are lucky
enough to discover what it
sounds like to dial a telephone
as Mrs. Harried Housewife is
given an opportunity to leave
the dishpan, pick up the phone
and give the name of the celeb-
rity loudly snapping bubble gum.
Guess the song, movie, height,
weight, angle of elevation, bird call
and you too may rent a warehouse
to store your prizes valued at
27,000 grey hairs.
* * *
A RECENT followup on a win-
ning contestant showed that after
winning over $20,000 worth of
prizes she was left several dollars
and a good deal of sleep in the
The pending FCC case which
would do away with the give-away
offers only a faint ray of hope.
Its legal position, which terms
give-aways illegal lotteries, seems
tenuous. Then too, if their posi-
tion is upheld, loop holes of one
kind or another by the networks
would probably be found.
Whether Joe Yuk is attempting
to dynamite the safe, or Mrs.
Housewife is getting her big
chance to win two white elephants
-and swoon over the air-this is
supposed to be radio entertain-
ment or education or what have
you. What HAVE you?
That's a good question.

Faculty members at Ohio Statet
University took a long look at the<
comic strip pages last week andt
came up with some solemn warn-
After due meditation, three pro-l
fessors contacted by the studentt
paper laid asidte their learned
tones and discovered that theref
was more to cartoonist Al Capp'st
rascally little Kigmies than meets
the eye.
* * *
THEY PROFESSED to see psy-i
chological overtones in the anticsi
of the bald-bottomed Australian
relative of the Shmoo.
A psychologist pointed outc
that the little animal fitted in
beautifully with the agressionl
"If you're frustrated, and nowa-3
days who isn't," the psychologist
reasoned, "you do one of three


'Audience Participation' Tags
Used toCover-Up Radio Sins

things: hurt yourself, try to hurt
the thing that's frustrating you,
or else hurt something innocent-
that's Kigmyism."
A POLITICAL scientist agreed.
He saw the Kigmy as a manifesta-
tion of what he called "scape-
goatism." "Let's realize," he plead-
ed, "that there are no Kigmies in
the world upon which to vent our
From the University of Cincin-
nati comes word that Michigan
is the fifth largest state university
in the country. California, Min-
nesota, Illinois and Ohio State
ranked ahead of Michigan in that
order according to the annual
college enrollment statistics re-
leased by Raymond Walter, presi-
dent of the University of Cincin-
California is credited with
43,359 students.

And almost every one of them
was stirred to violent protest last
week when the university issuedt
a new set of liquor regulations.
At the Los Angeles campus mock
liquor sales were held on frater-
nity house lawns and students1
wore black arm bands to class. t
* * *
that it would only drive drinking
The same situation applies at
Brown University where the ad-
ministration has just announced
that all bars must be removed
from fraternity houses.
The student council replied with
a set of their own suggestions.
When these were refused by the
university, a referendum was pre-
sented to the student body. Oddly
enough only 78 students had the
termerity to oppose 1,224 of their
fellows and back the administra-
ALSO from Brown comes word
that the senior class would like
to give the school $75,000 as a
going-away present. This could be
accomplished, according to class
officers, by every student buying
a $1,000 life insurance policy.
SRA Leaders
To BeTrained
The Student Religious Associa-
tion will begin a Leadership Train-
ing Program at 7:30 p.m. tomor-
row in Lane Hall, to further de-
velop leadership in student relig-
ious groups on campus.
The program is made up of a
series of four weekly meetings,
which will deal with the problems
and techniques of leadership sig-
nificant to student religious lead-
* * *
THE SERIES will include an
orientation to SRA and its con-
stituent groups, and will discuss
the campus, its organizations, and
issues. The last two meetings will
deal specifically with parliamen-
tary procedure and techniques of
committee organization and oper-
According to Barbara Yale, of
the Lane Hall staff, this program
is more or less a pilot program for
a series the staff hopes to begin
this spring, with all campus par-

Comie StripsInterest OSU Professors


Crib To Tour
Law Library
The Michigan Crib, pre-Law
students' society, will make a tour
through the Law School library
tomorrow afternoon and evening.
Divided into two sections, one at
4:30 p.m. and the other at 7:30
p.m., Crib members will meet in
the lobby of the Law School lib-
Frank F. Reed, of the Publicity
Committee, urged all Crib mem-
bers to attend.
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harmonic, Leopold Stokowski, con-
ducting, William Kapell, soloist.
DeFalla's "Nights in the Gardens
of Spain." Tschaikowsky's Sym-
phony No. 5, premiere of Revuel-
ta's "Sensemaya."
Drama ...
1 p.m. WWJ-Eternal Light,
Margaret Webster in "Emma La-
6 p.m. WJR-Family Hour:
"Farewell to Arms" with Jane Wy-
Television . . .
7:30 p.m. CBS-TV-This is Show
Business with Juanita Hall.
Comedy ..
7 p.m. WJR-Jack Benny pro-
gram with guests Ronald and Bo-
nita Coleman.

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