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Missionary Airs Views
On Japanese Education

Station Blazes

Japanese students were as per-
plexed a few years ago at the way
,hey were being taught as Uni-.
versity students are today, accord-
ng to Ruth Seabury, who arrived
n campus yesterday for a three
lay visit.
Operet ta Guid
Elects Officers
Richard Webber, '52E, has been
lected president of the Univer-
ity Gilbert and Sullivan Society
or the spring semester.
Webber will guide the activities
f the Society's hundred members
s they produce "Iolanthe" some-
ime in May.
Other officers of the society,
hosen at a recent meeting, in-
lude Bob Robinson, vice-presi-
Lent; Alice Seguire, secretary;
fancy Bylan, '51, treasurer; Bill
3rady, '50, publicity manager;
.ary Hicks, '51, business manager
,nd Dale Stevenson, '52, produc-
ion manager.
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Miss Seabury, a member of the
Congregational Church Missionary
Board, recently returned from Jap-
* * *
"WHEN THE United States mil-
itary government prepared a new
education program in Japan after
the war, Japanese students met
with a new educational problem,"
she said.
At the University of Doshisha
where she was education coun-
selor to the president, Miss Sea-
bury said'that the United States
tried to replace old militaristic
ideas with democratic ideals.
"For example, they required all
universities to become coeduca-
tional, revised the grading system
for schools and changed the lec-
ture system."
JAPANESE students had been
used to formal lectures where they
were required to hand back all
information. So new democrat-
ic teacher-student discussion me-
thods had to be explained to them,
Miss Seabury pointed out.
"And it was part of the Amer-
icans' function to explain demo-
cratic methods. New courses in
social sciences unknown to Jap-
anese students were met with
complaints of 'they're so intangi-
Democratic ideas are not entirely
foreign to Japanese students, for
they have a basic respect for hu-
man life. They just had not learn-
ed of democracy in capital letters,
Miss Seabury said.
"But young people in the Far
East do have a hard time accept-
ing American democracy when
they csee separate army clubs for
officers and enlisted men."
Miss Seabury emphasized that
an important advance for democ-
racy is being made in Japan. A
new cooperative university plan-
ned by American and Japanese;
scholars will work on democratic

FIRE STATION BURNS-Flames sweep ,the Albion, Pa., fire
house, destroying all of that community's fire-fighting apparatus.
The blaze which completely demolished the structure and badly
damaged two others is believed to have started from an over-
heated stove.
WAC Major To discuss
ArmyCareer for Coeds

'U' Concert
To Feature
Opera S tar
Rise Stevens, noted mezzo-
soprano, will give the sixth Choral
Union concert at 8:30 p.m. Mon-
day in Hill Auditorium.
The Mietropolitan Opera star
was scheduled to appear last Mon-
day, but a change in Metropolitan
committments forced a postpone-
ment of the concert.
MISS STEVENS began her sing-
ing career at the age of 10, when
she appeared on Milton Cross'
radio show. At 17, she played the
leading role with the Opera
Comique in New York's Heckscher
Later, Miss Stevens appeared
as a semi-finalist in the Metro-
politan Auditions of the Air,
but turned down a contract with
the Opera company, believing
herself not yet ready for per-
formance with the noted group.
She went abroad to Paris and
Salzburg, there studying Car-
men and Octavian under Mme.
Gutheil-Schoder, the original
Rosenkavalier nd greatest Car-
men of her day.
In 1937, Miss Stevens made her
operatic debut as Mignon in the
Prague Opera House,
A year later she returned to
New York to appear with the
Metropolitan as Mignon-to great
critical acclaim.
A few tickets for the concert
are available and may be pur-
chased in the Choral Union of-
fice, Burton Tower.
Lawyers Will
Attend Meet
Three delegates have been ap-
pointed by the Washtenaw Bar
Association to attend a meeting in
Lansing tomorrow to consider the
extension of free legal aid in
Attending the meeting called by
the state bar association will be
Joseph C. Hooper, Charles C.
Menefee and Hubert Thompson.
These men make up a commit-
tee delegated by the county bar
group to study extension or modi-
fication of the local free legal aidl
Hooper said yesterday there is a
possibility that his committee may
recommend that University law
school students be used to help
in the county's free legal aid pro-
The proposal to extend legal
reference bureaus to outstate ci-
ties will also be considered at the
meeting. These bureaus direct
those unfamiliar with lawyers and
explain fees.

University Museums will open
its doors to students and the gen-
eral public at 7 pm. tonight for a
special evening exhibition.
In addition to many new ex-
hibits there will be a showing of
the natural history motion pic-
tures, "Birds of Prey," "Snakes are
Interesting," and "How Nature
Protects Animals."
The exhibitions will be a regu-
lar Friday evening feature accord-
ing to Prof. L. B. Kellum, chairman
of the Museums Operating Com-
The new displays, prepared by

exhibit designer Irving G. Rei-
mann, include a Devonian coral
reef showing the marine inhabi-
tants common to the Michigan
area three hundred million years
Another display shows New Eng-
land coast marine life, complete
with wharf pile. A giant wall mur-
al depicting the evolutionary
stages of the earth with the ac-
companying flora and fauna of
each period is another new addi-
On the Wildlife Balcony visitors


vill get a shock when an encased
rattlesnake whirs viciously at
Sharp-eyed observers will notice
their guide lean carelessly on top
of the case which conceals a but-
ton controlling the mechanical
The Museums will present a dif-
ferent motion picture program
every Friday evening, and are also
planning extensive redesigning of
exhibits throughout the year, ac-
cording to Chairman Kellum.

'U' Museums To Hold Special Exhibit


The new displays, prepared by On the Wildlife Balcony visitors cording to Chairman Kellum.



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* * *
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anpower, the campus NROTC has
scheduled a visit Monday from
Major Eleanore C. Sullivan of the
ACL To Present
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Art Cinema League will complete
its 1949 program of motion pic-
tures with a free movie, "Becky
Sharp," to be presented at 6, 7:30
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Major Sullivan discuss basic
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In addition, she plans to hear as
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allows, according to ROTC head
Colonel Carl Henion.
* * *
A GRADUATE of Boston Uni-
versity and Radcliffe College, Maj-
or Sullivan, in 1945, attended the
Army's six-month course in Civil-
ian Affairs for the Far East at the
After completion of this
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in Japan where she taught Eng-
lish and Japanese history at
"G.I. College" there.
Her membership in the National
Association of Deans of Women
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sional lectures to New England
women's groups.
School Jobs
Open - Baker
Many new teachers are needed
in Detroit public schools, and
more than 80 per cent of them in
elementary grades, George H. Bak-.
er, director of personnel in the De-
troit schools, told prospective
teachers here yesterday.
A total of 650 teachers will be
hired each year for the next three
years, Baker added. Michigan resi-
dents are generally preferred to
out-of-state candidates in crowded
Baker emphasized that, contrary
to rumor, Wayne University
graduates are not favored over
candidates from other schools.
"Detroit is among the top ten
U.S. cities paying the highest av-
erage teaching salaries," he point-
ed out. Beginning pay for those
with a B.A. degree is $3,046, with a
maximum of $4,733. Teachers with
an M.A. begin at $3,196 and end at
$4,883. All have automatic annual
raises of $250.
"We want teachers with broad
preparation" Balrer continued.
His "ideal teacher," besides hav-
ing a wide knowledge of American
and English literature, can direct
a play or radio program, coach a
debate team, manage a school
paper and teach a course in public
current rate on
Insured savings
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