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AGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUJESDAY, NOVFNrr. " 2, l.'9

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'Share Your
Turkey' Asks
Center Head
Wanted: a Thanksgiving Day
home for 25 foreign students.
Emphasizing the importance of
this holiday season in America,
Mrs. George Leeds, director of ac-
tivities at the International Cen-
ter, has sent an SOS to all students
and residents of Ann Arbor to in-
vite a foreign student to their
home to share the holiday turkey.
"THIS IS the second year we
have attempted to give the foreign
students a bit of the American
spirit so evident at holidays like
Thanksgiving, and we still have
openings for 25 hostesses.
"The idea of Thanksgiving is
a typically American one, for it
is the spirit of being home with
the family, not just the meal
alone," lWrs. Leeds pointed out.
"We want our foreign students
to share in this great American
tradition," she said. "Moreover, it
is a wonderful opportunity for
Americans to teach and learn
from foreign students."
Those who desire to invite for-
eign students to their homes may
contact Mrs. Leeds at the Inter-
national Center or by calling
31511, Ext. 358.
Arts Chorale
Will Present
Benefit Show
Under the direction of Prof.
Maynard Klein, the Arts Chorale
will present a varied program of
song, at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.
29, in Hill Auditorium to further
the current World Student Service
Fund drive.
The Arts Chorale, organized last
year by literary college students,
is a mixed group of 160 members.
It was started to give students of
the literary college a chance to
sing standard choral repertoire.
PROF. KLEIN, director of Uni-
ersity Choirs, was, asked by the
students to conduct their group.
The Arts Chorale, now open to
any University student, includ-
Ing music students, has been re-
hearsing for seven weeks in pre-
paration for their first presenta-
tion, Nov. 29.
Tickets are now on sale in the
Administration building and on
the Diag for 50 cents.
THE PROCEEDS of the ticket
sales will be turned over to WSSF,
which is now conducting its an-
nual campaign to raise funds to
aid needy students overseas.
The program will feature varied
selections, among which are in-
cluded "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desir-
ing," "Joshua Fit the Battle of
Jerico," "Were You There."
Kelly To Address
Psychology Group
Prof. Lowell E. Kelly, of the
department of psychology will ad-
dress members of the Discussion
Group on Clinical Psychology at
8 p.m. today in Rm. 4142 Natural
Science Bldg.
The newly formed group will
hear Prof. Kelly speak on the
"Boulder Conference On Training

Clinical Psychologists."
Undergraduate psychology stu-
dents may attend the meeting.

FORMER UNION PROMOTER:
'NI' Students Outstanding--Zerman

IFC Glee Club Meets Today

"Michigan students are far su- he admitted, but, "I haven't been
hperior in personality and charac- too tat is as well-rounded as I

The IFC glee club will hold its
first meeting at 7:15 p.m. today in
the garden room of the League.
The group, directed by Maynard
Klein, was organized last spring'
and sang during the intermission
of the IFC Ball.

-Daily-Wally Barth
BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE-Immobilized bicycles and a piercing
wind plagued classroom-bound students yesterday morning after
the first snowfall of the semester. The cold snap will continue
today with a high of 36 degrees predicted. While students happily
tramped about throwing snowballs, plant department officials
sighed wearily, watched their carefully-tended lawns slowly dis-
appearing beneath the onslaught of student feet and voiced the
traditional plea.
FIND SKELETON:
Beardsley Discusses Oldest
Ancestor of Japanese .Race

ter to any I've met," according to
Bill Zerman, '49, former ace cam-
pus "promoter."
Zerman, now working as field
secretary for Phi Gamma Delta
fraternity, has extensive grounds
on which to base his comparison.
His job takes him to more than
40 college campuses from Canada
to Florida.
* * *
A JOURNALISM graduate, for-,
mer general sales manager for the
'Ensian and promotion manager
for last year's Union Opera, Zer-
man declared that he found east-
ern schools to be highly over-rated.
A few months ago, Zerman
talked wil General Dwight Eisen-
hower, president of Columbia Uni-
versity, about the fraternity sys-
tem.
"As a West Point graduate, Eis-
enhower had never attended a fra-
ternity school, and wanted to
know about them," Zerman ex-
plained.
"There is a lot more to a fra-
ternity than the social side," he
noted.
"Many freshmen have a great
deal of respect for the upperclass-
man, and the older members of the
house should exert beneficial in-
fluences on the social and intellec-
tual development of the under-
classmen."
Talking about the discrimina-
tion issue in fraternities, Zerman
declared.
"As is typical of all other fra-
ternities, any question concerning
our national organization always
has been, and always will be de-
cided by representatives of our
46,000 members."
"I've never seen so many mal-
adjusted people as the students
at eastern colleges," he re-
marked.
Pointing to a difference between
Michigan and other schools, he
said, "In the East,. consideration
for the student takes second place
while major emphasis is placed on
alumni relations and ivy-clad tra-
ditions."
SOME EASTERN schools are
'outstanding in one particular field

Michigan."
Zerman is one of two field sec-
retaries touring the fraternity's
79 chapters in the United States
and Canada. He arrived in Ann
Arbor for a four day stay in time
to see Saturday's football game.
He described part of his duties
as helping to develop the person-
ality and character of the frater-
nity's members.
* * * *
"WE TRY to keep each chapter
up to a national standard, helping
to solve any problems individual
members or a house as a whole
may have," he said.
Along with his other promo-
tion activities on campus, Zer-

man was manager of a band in
1946-47. He belongs to Sigma
Delta Chi, national journalism
fraternity, and was a member of
the football squad, "until an in-
jury forced me to admit I wasn't
good enough."
Zerman will leave Ann Arbor to-
morrow, to visit mid-western and
southern schools.
In April, he begins a speaking
tour at Alumni dinners throughout
the country.
A Big Business
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year was $23,000,000,000 in 1947.

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A skeleton found last summer
by Japanese archeologists may be
the oldest ancestor of the Japan-
ese race, according to Prof. Rich-,
ard K. Beardsley, of the anthro-
pology department.
Speaking at the annual meeting
of the' American Anthropological
Association and the Society for
American Archeology at New
York, Saturday, Prof. Beardsley
said that the skeleton dates back
to the earliest period of prehistoric
Japan.

IFC to Stage
Show; Needs
Male Talent

*1

IT APPEARS that the Japanese
racial type developed from these
early inhabitants of the islands of
Japan," he said.
Cultural remains of these
early people have been previous-
ly attributed to the Ainu, a small
primative group still living on
the northern most island of
Hokkaido.
The skeleton was found in a'
mound of shells and its time, the
Joman period, was determined by
pottery fragments and implements
associated with it. These people in-
habited Japan before agriculture
was introduced in the islands,
Prof. Beardsley explained.
Robertson To Talk
On Poetic Drama
Strowan Robertson of the speech
department will discuss modern
poetic drama before an open meet-
ing of the English Journal Club
at 8 p.m. today in the East Confer-
ence Room of the Rackham Build-
ing.
Robertson, vice-president of In-
ter-Arts Union, will concentrate
in his talk on an examination of
T. S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathe-
dral," which that group recently
produced.
Firemen Kept Busy
Fire breaks out somewhere in
the United States every 36 sec-
onds.

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Fraternity men will have a
chance to display their talents for
a worthy cause at the IFC Talent
Show, according to Dick Tinker,
'52A&D, publicity chairman for
the program.
The Talent Show will be held
Dec. 1 in the Union ballroom, and
will be free to the public. As for
the worthy cause: the best enter-
tainers in the show will be recruit-

ed to appear in
Christmas party
of Ann Arbor.
Tryouts for the
be held from 3 to
tomorrow. The
Union.

the annual IFC
for the children
Talent Show will
5 p.m. today and
place: Rm. 3C,

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Tinker declared that all sorts
of acts, no matter how unusual,
will be welcome. In fact, the more
novel they are, the better, he add-
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