THE MICHIGAN DAILY SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 1952
Turk Views Music Schools
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By HELENE SIMON
"Because all my knowledge of
American music has come from
movies and jazz, I am astonished
to see how far ahead America is
in the field of musical education,"
Mitat Fenman, Director of the
Ankara State Conservatory, de-
Fenmen is visiting the musical
Institutions of the United States
under the auspices of the Depart-
ment of State.
WHAT IMPRESSED the distin-
guished Turk most was the op-
portunity that American children
are given to express themselves
musically. This, he notedis very
rare in other countries.
Director Fenmen was especial-
ly intereste in the musical tests
that are given to children in
this country to classify their
musical ability. "Teachers do
not go far enough to discover the
talent that a child has in him,"
"In the future," Fenmen pre-
dicted, "musical culture will
spread out from the large cities
to the small towns of America."
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DURING his stay ii Ann Arbor,
the cordial musician has talked
Sto music professors and sat in
on University classes. "American
classrooms are less formal and
there seems to be less of a barrier
between student and teacher," he
On his tour the noted musician
has visited such cities as New
York, Chicago, Rochester, Wash-
ington and Boston. While he
was in Houston, Texas, the
Houston Symphony gave a con-
cert for Turkey, dedicated to the
'Mayor of Ankara'.
Fenment will return to Turkey
March 27 after attending the Na-
tional Music Education Conference
The American music student is
Realizing that the foreign stu-
dent may be confused by the cur-
rent presidential campaign, the
International Center has planned
activities to help clarify the issue.
Prof. Samuel Eldersveld of the
political science department will
discuss the United States Electoral
System at 8:30 p.m. today in the
Center. His talk will be recorded
on tape for future use in small dis-
To enable students to see the
operation of the political system
at the grass roots level, trips
have been arranged to the Re.
publican Convention of Washte-
naw County on March 18 and
to the Democratic Convention
March 31, according to Erie L.
Stewart, Intercultural Activities'
The International Center has
scheduled other programs through-
out the spring. Prof. Dow Baxter
of the botany department will
show movies of Alaska March 23
and the following week will show
films of Switzerland.
ART SYMPOSIUM-A sympos-
ium on the exhibition "Advancing
Reservations for the Wolver-
ine Club's "Sunland Special" spring
vacation train trip to Florida may
be made from 1 to 4:30 p.m. to-
morrow through March 26 at the
Transportation tickets are priced
at reduced rates of $69.50. Reser-
vations may also be made for-
housing and special entertainment
features in Fort Lauderdale.
The Senior Class has announced
that it is planning the senior trip
in conjunction with the Wolverine
ugly Mask Contest
Deadline for entries in the Al-
pha Phi Omega "ugly mask" con-
test has been extended until Sat-
urday, March 22, it was announced
Thus far only eight women's
groups and two men's groups have
French Art" will be held at 3:30
p.m. at West Gallery, Alumni Me-
FACULTY CONCERT - Oliver
Edel, professor of violincello and
chamber music and cellist of the
Stanley Quartet will give a public
recital at 8:30 p.m. in Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre. He will be ac-
companied by Marian Owen, pro-
fessor of piano.
ORGAN RECITAL-The first of
two Sunday afternoon organ re-
citals by Robert Noehren, Univer-
sity Organist, will be heard at
4:.15 p.m. in Hill Auditorium.
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CASE CLUBS-The Case Clubs
of the Law School will hold the
spring term oral arguments for
first year students at 4:20 p.m. at
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RIFLE TOURNAMENT - The
National Interoollegiate Section
Rifle Tournament will be held here
Saturday. Approximately 100 com-
petitors from the Michigan-Indi-
ana-Ohio area, representing twen-
ty schools, will take part in the
all-day event. The University stu-
dent Rifle Club and Army R.O.T.C.
unit will act as co-hosts.
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TURKISH MUSICIAN -- The University was part of Mitat
Fennen's tour to study the musical institutions of the United
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fortunate to have the advantage
of being able to hear the great
orchestras on records, he indicat-
ed, explaining, "The Turkish stu-
dent must learn by listening to
the orchestras in person or study-
ing the music visually." .
A two day inspection of the Air
Force ROTC here will begin to-
morrow and end at 1 p.m. Tuesday
with a formal review of the 600
cadets in Yost Field House led by
the Air Force ROTC Band.
Designed to check on standards
of instruction, adequacy of facili-
ties and training aids and admin-
istrative procedures, the inspection
will be conducted by Col. Walter
Urbach, Deputy for Personnel, and
his staff from the Tenth Air Force
Headquarters at Selfridge Air
Force Base near Detroit.
The inspectors will also audit
classroom instruction and ques-
tion students at random with re-
gard to their overall comprehen-
sion of the program.
Richter T o Talk
On Archaic Art
"Greek, Etruscan and Italic Art
in the Archaic Period" will be the
subject of an illustrated talk by
Gisela M. A. Richter of New York
at 4:15 tomorrow in the Rackham
This will be the first of three
lectures in the annual Thomas
Spencer Jerome series to be given
by Miss Richter, honorary curator
of the Greek and Roman Depart-
ment of the Metropolitan Museum
of Art. Her general topic will be,
"Ancient Italy: It's Arts anid Peo-
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