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May 05, 1953 - Image 6

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TUESDAY, MAY 5, 1953

Prof. Heller
Gives Talk.
On Buildings,
South America is awakening to
20th century architecture and
there is a fever of building going
on, said Prof. Catherine Heller
of the College of Architecture and
Design speaking yesterday on her
South American tour.
While attending the eighth An-
nual Congress of Architecture in
Mexico City, Prof. Heller had the
opportunity to view the new Uni-
versity which is built entirely upon
lava. She toured the west coast of
South America, stopping at Bo-
gota, Lima and Santiago.
CROSSING over to the Eastern
coast, Prof. Heller was impressed
by the change from provincial
Spanish-type buildings to vast
Architects are swamped with
contracts to build tall vertical
buildings of concrete and glass,
and because steel is not avail-
able to the South American ar-
chitect, all supporting pillars are
built of reinforced concrete. This

Student Composers Contest Opens

Student composers of music will
have a chance to win $7,500 in the
1953 Student Composers Radio
Awards contest officially inaugur-
ated this- week.
Conducted under the auspices of
broadcasters and music educators,
the contest is held to "encourage
the creation of concert music by
student composers."
Awai'ds are to be made for com-


positions, vocal or instrumental,I
submitted by students in second-
ary schools, colleges and conserva-
tories of music located in the
United States and Canada.
Prizes will be $2,000, $1,500 and
$1,000, with $750 going to the next
two winners and $500 for sixth
place. In addition, four high school
students may win prizes of $250

Among the judges will be Dean
Earl V. Moore of the music school.
Further information, together
with official rules and entry blanks
may be obtained from Russell
Sanjek, Director, SCRA Project,
Fifth Floor, 580 Fifth Avenue, New
York, N.Y.

Orders for the 1953-1954
Choral Union Series and Extra
Concert Series are now being
accepted and filed in sequence
dating from yesterday at the
box office of the University
Musical Society in Burton
Featurced in the Choral Union
series will be the Boston Sym-
phony Orchestra and Vladimar

Gorden Gapper, Grad., reporter
for the New Zealand Herald will
lecture at 4:15 today in connection
with the journalism department-
sponsored film program, "The
Land of the Long White Cloud-
New Zealand" in Auditorium C,
Angell Hall.
Gapper, a graduate of the Uni-
versity of Otago in Dunedin is

Gapper To Lecture on New Zealand

currently on leave from the New
Zealand Herald and is completing'
a year of study here at the Uni-
Here -on a two year University
Press Club of Michigan fellowship,
Gapper will have four internships,
each of three month duration, on
different Michigan newspapers as
a part of his training program.
The technicolor films to be

shown by Gapper will include in-
formation on cattle-ranching,
mountaineering, sheep-raising and
maritime activity in New Zealand,
in addition to giving some samples
of the architecture and the cul-
tural activities of the people.
Scheduled to be shown on the
program are "Round-up on Moles-
worth," "Mount Cook," "Hawkes
Bay" and "Centennial City."

The contest
ber 31.

will close Decem-




gives the buildings a look of
solidarity, but at the same time
throw's the graceful lines off.
* * s
IN BOGOTA there is only one
manufacturing company that has
modern streamlined mass produc-
tion methods similar to American
Custom built furniture is the
predominate type. Small shops
with only a half-dozen pieces
made at one time can be seen i
most of the cities. These cus-
tom-made pieces are made pri-
marily for apartment dwellers
and are comparatively expen-
Some of the most outstanding
and interesting furniture work in
San Paulos is done by six young
architects and designers who call
themselves Les Blanche et Negro.
Their use of color is extremely
striking and the exploitation of
texture in the shop outstanding,
Prof. Heller noted.
Youth Chorus
To Sing Today
More than 1,200 Ann Arbor
school students will take over Hill
Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. today in
a miniature May Festival program
following the annual Festival this
The Festival Youth Chorus, an
all-city elementary school band,
combined junior high chorus and
a junior-senior high school or-
chestra will perform in the Ann
Arbor Public School May Music
Festival which is open to the pub-
lic free of charge.
The Youth Chorus is the same
group that sang Saturday in the
May Festival.
Tonight the Chorus will sing a
suite of songs arranged by con-
temporary English composer Ben-
jamin Britten.
Lawton's Tribute
Dedicated to Yost
As a tribute to Fielding Yost, J.
Fred Lawton, author of "Varsity,"
has written another song for the
University entitled "Great Friend
of Youth."
Lawton gave a rendition of the
new song when Michigamua paid
its annual visit to Mrs. Yost last
week at her home on Yost's birth-
A good friend of Yost, Lawton
often gives imitations at banquets
of the coach giving pep talks to
the football team.
The song, suggested to Lawton
by Waldo Greiner, '25, is intended
to further immortalize the mem-









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