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PAGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1951

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Musicians
To Arrive
hereToday
(Continued from Page 1)
lap will conduct the Orchestra,
and Prof. Maynard Klein the
Choir.
FIVE CONCERTS will take the
spotlight tomorrow, as 400 select-
' ed Michigan high school students
come to campus to take part in
four of them. The first two con-
certs, given by the All-State In-
termediate and High School Band,
itorium, and the next two at 3
will be held at 11 a.m. in Hill Aud-
p.m. in Hill when the All-State
Orchestra and Chorus perform.
Woodwind music by the wood-
wind quintet at 7:30 p.m. in Rack-
ham Amphitheatre will complete
'the concerts for the day. Techni-
color movies of the Michigan
Marching Band and informal dis-
cusions will follow.
The conference will conclude
Sunday with the annual Univer-
sity Symphony Band concert at
4:15 p.m. in Hill Auditorium. Prof.
William Revelli will conduct the
band, and Edwin Franko Goldman,
will act as guest conductor.
Michigan School Band and Or-
The greeting is sponsored by the
chestra Association, the Michigan
School Vocal Association and the
University School of Music.
Regional NSA
To Meet Here
Student Legislature will play
host to representatives of 15 Mich-
Igan colleges and universities to-
morrow and Sunday when dele-
gates arrive to attend the two day
regional assembly of the Michigan
Region of the National Student
Association.
Presiding over the conference
will be Len Wilcox, '52, who was
elected chairman of the Michigan
Region at the NSA Conference
last summer.
The main purpose of the con-
ference will be planning the year's
activities.
Four commission sessions will
carry on work in stdent affairs,
International affairs and conduct
of student government. Universal
military training, de-emphasis of
intercollegiate athletics, academic
freedom and freshman orientation
will also be studied and discussed
by the delegates representing more
than 50,000 students.
Award Presented
Kelsey House, S.Q., has been
awarded 15 dolars by the Asso-
ciationi of Independent Men for
demonstrating a 100 per cent turn-
out in the recent all-campus elec-
tion.
A check of ID cards showed that
all 96 Kelsey residents voted. Thus
far no other residence halls has
attempted to claim the AIM

MASTODON MAKER:
Unusual Artist Creates
Naturalistic Exhibits

Dave Cargo
Resigns Post
As YRHead
(Continued from Page 1)

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By JOYCE FICKIES
For those who like art with a
scientific flavor, George Marchand
is the man who can supply it.
A versatile artist, sculptor and
preparator, Marchand has been
fashioning exhibits for the Univer-
sity Museum of Natural History
for four years.
* * *
HIS WORK consists mainly of
producing replicas of plants and
animals for museum exhibits. Ev-
erything from pineapples to mini-
ature mastodons come to life un-
der his skilled fingers. At the pre-
sent time he is involved in a series
of deep sea exhibits for the muse-
um.
Marchand's creations are so
realistic they often are mistaken
for the genuine article. To
achieve this the scientist em-
ploys numerous ingenious de-
vices.
In his snake exhibit, currently
being shown in the rotunda of the
museum, an electric doorbell pro-
duces rattles from the coiled
snakes.
* * *
THE ARTIST is best known for
his dioramas-three dimensional
glass-enclosed scenes. He does the
entire scene himself, not only
making the central figures, but also
painting the background and in-
stalling the exhibit.
The most spectacular of Mar-
chand's dioramas is a scene de-
picting mastodons. To set off the
mastodons, the artist has created
a ragweed forest, a lake, formed
by a pane of glass, and a sunset
which changes color without ar-
tificial lighting.
The color change is accomplish-
ed by means of a series of lenses
placed in the plaster dome over
the scene and is now in the process
of being patented.
* * *
ANOTHER OF HIS innovations
is a case reresenting all types of
mushrooms. At the base of each
poisonous plant, Marchand has
placed a miniature skull.
"People don't soon forget
which mushrooms are poisonous
when they see those skulls," he
explained.
Marchand learned his unique
craft from his father who attended

-Daily-Al Reid
SCIENTIFIC ARTIST - George
Marchand and a giant venus fly-
trap.
several Paris art schools. "If I had
to look for another kind of a job
I wouldn't know where to go," he
remarked. "This is the only thing
I've ever done."
* * *
MUSEUM DIRECTORS prob-
ably aren't too sorry about March-
and's limitations. He receives or-
ders from all parts of the country
and has recently made exhibits for
such institutions as the Cleveland
Museum, the Museum of Natural
History in Chicago and the Cran-
brook-Institute.
In spite of his skill at this type
of work, Marchand never makes
any knick-knacks for his home.
"I guess it's just another case of
the cobbler who goes around with
holes in his shoes," he laughed.

convention and probably not then,"
Cargo said.
Gov. Warren, he added, has to
adjust his schedule and may not
be able to speak on campus after
all.
After bitter discussion which
lasted almost an hour, the group
took a "non-binding straw vote"
which resulted in 15 members for
Sen. Taft and three favoring Gov.
Warren.
Elections will be held Dec. 6 at
a general meeting at which a pres-
ident and secretary will be chosen.
John Tope, former national
president of 'the Young Republi-
cans, ocered a comment on the
controversy that "whenever you
get politicians together there are
always difficulties."
Meanwhile, at a relatively quiet
Young Democrats meeting, Neil
Staebler, chairman of the state
Democratic committee, predicted
that "Truman will get the '52
nomination if he wants it."
British Writer
To Talk Here
Elizabeth Bowen, well-known
Irish-English novelist, will speak
on "The Writer in an Atomic Age"
at 4:10 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, in
the Rackham Lecture Hall.
Best known to Americans for
her novels "The Heat of the Day,"
and "The Death of the Heart,"
Miss Bowen has also written col-
lections of short stories. Her ar-
ticles and crtical essays have ap-
peared frequently in "The Satur-
day Review of Literature," "Atlan-
tic Monthly," and "Vogue."
Miss Bowen's talk will include
comments on her own work as well
as her contemporaries, and will il-
lustrate the special function of to-
day's literary figures.

BEFORE RECORD RUM-- Italian Romulo % Ferri
checks his supercharged motorcycle before Munich-to-Ingolstadt
run on German Autobahn to claim five new world speed records.

SPIRITS NOT DAM PEN ED-Although shehas
lived in an iron lung for past four years, Jane Horton, Cleveland,
O., is not idle. Here 'she paints by holding brush in her teeth.

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COMPARES TO PRINCETON:
Visiting Professor Praises
Political Science Department

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'Oklahoma'
The deadline for purchasing
tickets for the Union 'Okla-
homa' theatre trip to Detroit
has been extended until 5 p.m.
today.
The ducats, which cost $3.90
for the show and the round-trip
bus ticket, will be on sale in the
Union lobby between 3 and 5
p.m. The bus for Detroit will
leave from the front of the Un-
ion at 6:45 p.m. today.

; II

By ZANDER HOLLANDER
The University is a "Big 'Prince-
ton "
So said a Ford Foundation ob-
server from the University of
North Carolina this week.
Then, deciding that his some-
what cryptic summation called for
some clarification, Prof. Gordon
Cleveland, a political scientist
from the Chapel Hill campus, add-
ed, "that's a compliment."
* . *
PROF. CLEVELAND, currently
studying the University's political
science set-up on a Ford grant, is
on a tour of several of "the out-
standing political science depart-
ments of the United States."
When he returns to Chapel
Hill, his recommendations will
form the basis for a projected
re-organization of the North
Carolina s ch o ol's beginning
coursesin political science.
Operating from the Ford study's
home-base at Syracuse University
in New York, Prof. Cleveland has
already hit Columbia and Prince-
ton Universities. It was his sojourn
at the New Jersey school which led

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him to 'compare the University
with it.
* * *
WHAT HAD HE found here
which he hoped to take back with
him?
"I'm particularly impressed
with the lecture-section system
here," Proaf. Cleveland said, "es-
pecially in, the introductory
courses."
Other outstanding features of
the local political science set-up,
according to the soft-spoken
southerper, are the high caliber of
most section instructors and the
close coordination of the material
presented in their classes and that
developed in the lectures.
"While this system isn't unique
at Michigan," he explained, "it
seems to work exceptionally well
here."
* * *
AS FOR THE University as a
whole, the Carolinan drawled, he
likes the free, inquiring spirit
which still pervades the campus.
"I could be wrong," Prof. Cleve-
land said, "but you don't seem to .
have the feeling that you're under
the thumb of the state legislature
here."
"Most state universities," he
concluded ruefully, "are heading
more and more in that direction."
award.
'Richard II' Run
Richard II, the speech depart-
ment's current production, will
continue its run at 8 p.m. 'today
and tomorrow in Lydia Mendels-
sohn theatre.
Tickets for the Shakespearian
play can be obtained at the Men-
delssohn box office for $1.20, 90
cents and 60 cents.
Are
athletic
Scholarships
doomed?

S 0 A R I N G O V E R - Pigtailed Loita Mae Mauer, Pasa-
dena, Cal., clears high jump bar at four feet 92 inches in National
'AAU Junior Track and Field Championships, .Waterbury, Conn.

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H A N DY, G O V E R NO R-Gov. Howard Pyle of Arizona,
turns carpenter on a hot summer day to build. a car port ,t his
Tempe home. Port will provide shelter for his official stor car..

REENACTING PAST
--Capt. Raymond Harvey, Medal
of Honor winner, dressed for
Korean winter scene, has dual
role of actor and technical ad-
viser in film, "Fix Bayonets.,'

GROUNDED BY FROSTY WEATH ER -- These geese cluster together for;
warmth after a heavy fall of snow in the Geraldine district of the south island of New Zealand.

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