FPUDAY, MAY 8, 1953
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
India's ambassador to the Uni-
ted States, Gaganvihari L. Mehta,
will speak at 8 p.m. Wednesday
in Rackham Lecture Hall as a
part-of International Week.
Arriving in the morning at Wil-
low Run, Mehta will spend a full
day on campus prior to his ad-
dress. After. a Rotary Club lunch-
eon in his honor, University offi-
cials will direct him on a campus
tour, and the Indian group will
welcome him with a dinner.
The public is invited to the am-
bassador's speech at the Rackham
Educated at the University of
v Bombay and at the London
School of Economics, Mehta has
had an extensive career encom-
passing most aspects of govern-
mental work. His past positions
include president of the tariff
board of India's national gov-
ernment, member of the Nation-
al Planning Commission, presi-
dent of the Federation of Indian
Chambers of Commerce, deputy
leader of the Indian delegation
to the International Business
Conference, and chairman of
the Nuffield Foundation Advis-
Mehta is author of several pub-
lications, among them "From
Wrong Angles," ' "Perseverities"
and "The Conscience of a Nation."
The address Wednesday is spon-
sored by Student Legislature's In-
ternational Committee, w h o s e
members requested government of-
ficials to recommend a speaker.
Plan for New
Although a University educa-
tional television station will not
be on the air before late 1954 or
1955, first steps in its development
will be to provide for teaching
equipment and presentation of
programs over commercial and
other educational stations.
The Regents, in authorizing an
application to the Federal Com-
munications Commission for a li-
cense to operate UHF channel 26,
gave first priority of an estimated
$169,000 to purchasing a kinescope
and associated equipment and to
rehabilitating a building for a
studio and technical facilities.
For the past three years the
University has been televising
organized courses which are
presented over Detroit, Grand
Rapids, Lansing and Kalamazoo
Two chief reasons for entering
television, according to Arthur L.
Brandon, chairman of the Uni-
versity's broadcasting committee,
are to train personnel for further
r development of the television in-
dustry and for program production
and participation. Presenting edu-
cational television programs over
Michigan stations for all parts of
the state is another reason why
the University desires a television
station, he added.
Study of Asia
Prof. Russell H. Fifield of the
L political science department will
conduct a 15-month study of
Southeast Asian foreign policy un-
der a faculty research grant, ac-
cording to University officials.
Prof. Fifield will spend six
months in Manila on a Fulbright
Scholarship and then travel
through five southeastern Asian
During his tour, Prof. Fifield
will serve as consultant to the
The information gathered on
foreign affairs leadership in
Southeast Asia's capitals will be
used by the Professor in writing
a book on Asia's foreign policy
after his return to America.
ISA Spring Picnic
A picnic, sponsored by the In-
ternational Students Association,
will be given tomorrow afternoon
at Silver Lake.
American and foreign students
desiring to go to the picnic may
purchase tickets, priced at one dol-
lar, at the International Center
or from any ISA officer.
The group plans to leave the
Center at noon tomorrow. Trans-
portation and food are included in
* the price of the ticket.
Baseball and other outdoor acti-
vities 'have been planned by the
One-Acts To Open Today'
Three one act plays and special
adaptations from E. A. Wilson's
book "Playwrights in Aspic" will
be presented by the speech de-
partment at 8 p.m. today in Lydia
Richard Teneau, Grad., is di-
rector of the four excerpts which
show how various playwrights deal
with the same plot. Parodies on
drama by Chekov, Synge, and
Tennessee Williams are included.
"Address in Prague," a modern
war-time tragedy will be perform-
ed for the first time since Univer-
sity graduate student Eugene
Hockman wrote it last year.
Also featured on the playbill
are "Gammer Gurton's Needle,"
and a condensed version of "Pro-
metheus Unbound" by Aeschylus.
"Rhapsody in Blue," the life
of George Gershwin, will be
presented by SL Cinema Guild
at 7 and 9:15 p.m. today and
tomorrow and at 8 p.m. Sunday
in Architecture Auditorium.
Featuring Robert Alda, Alexis
smith, Oscar Levant and Joan
Leslie, the film presents 24
24 Gershwin compositions.
Hospital Week To Open
National Hospital Week will be
locally celebrated at the Univer-
sity Hospital with an Open House,
from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the
main hospital and from 3 to 4
p.m. Sunday in the Maternity
Planned as features of the Open,
House are various exhibits, dis-
plays, and conducted tours through
the departments of Occupational
Therapy, Physical Therapy, and
an operating room, the pharmacy,
and several laboratories.
A special tour of the atomic
energy products laboratory is also
scheduled for visitors.
The general public has been in-
vited to attend any or all of the
Open House functions.
TONIGHT AND SATURDAY ONLY
A SLEEOFPIN S
An Arts Theater Production
at St. Andrew's Church
Tickets $1.80, $1.50, $1.20 at
209 E. Washington or Bob Marshall's