THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1954
'U' To Exchange Professors with Japan
On a United States tour for first~
hand information on, labor prob-
lems, Prof. Shichiro Matsui of the
economics department of Doshisha
University in Kyoto, Japan, recent-
ly visited the University.
Besides lecturing to a class on
Japanese labor problems and vis-
iting CIO offices in Detroit, Prof.
Matsui stopped here to discuss
plans for an exchange program be-
tween the University of Doshisha,
Kyoto and Michigan.
Chosen by the Rockefeller Foun-
dation as American sponsor for
American studies : in Kyoto, the
University was given a grant of
$28,000 which the Board of Regents
The program sends two Ameri-
can professors for one year to
Doshisha and Kyoto Universities
which have requested professors
in the fields of philosophy and eco-
The professors will not necessari-
ly be taken from the University
faculty, said Prof. John Hall, act-
ing director of the Center for Jap-
anese Studies which will handle
our part in the exchange.
In return, one or more Japanese
professors are expected to visit'
the University for a year to aid in
the Japanese studies program.
Prof. Matsui is chairman of the
Kyoto committee which is admin-
istering the program.
The exchange is expected to get
under way by March, Prof. Hall
said. The exchangestarted last
year when the University of flli-
nois was American sponsor.
Having Japanese professors at
the University will help us get a
better idea of the Japanese aca-
demic world, Prof. Hall said, and
it will also help to build up our
Japanese studies program.
To Give Concert
The Stanley Quartet will give
the fourth public concert in the
Beethoven Cycle at 3:30 p.m. Sun-
day in the Rackham Lecture Hall.
Highlight of the program will
be "Quartet in A minor, Op. 132."
Beethoven called the adagio move-
ment of this quartet "a convales-
cent's thanks to God," after he had
recovered from an illness.
The A-minor has five move-
ments: Slow-fast; Scherzo; Slow;
Strongly rhythmic (March); Al-
PROF. SHICHIRO MATSUI
labor economics specialist visits the University
WCBN Offers Wide Variety
Of Music, Commentary Daily
Rv C'1AOJL OTH
Whether your taste runs to clas-
sical music, off-beat jazz or un-
usual commentaries on the events
of the day, student-operated radio
station WCBN has a suitable pro-
Originating from the quads, the
station broadcasts 91 hours a week,
from noon to 1 a.m. each day. Be-
cause they are a wired radio serv-
ice and listeners receive the pro-
grams through a power cord in-
stead of an antenna, the station
does not need an FCC license.
Under IHC control, WCBN em-
ploys about 130 students. Pro-
grams usually feature popular mu-
sic in the afternoon, light classi-
cal or other music designed to
help study in the evening, and
jazz on Sundays.
One of the few student stations
with national sponsors, WCBN
boasts five such supporters.
One sponsor's programs include
two newscasts a day, ?rom 7-7:15
p.m. and 11-11:15 p.m., and one
music show from 5-5:15 p.m. News
for the broadcasts is received from
an AP teletype located in East
WCBN hopes to get more na-
tional sponsors, but such an action
would not take place until next
One of the most popular features
is the "Freudian Hour," broadcast
on Mondays from midnight to 1
a.m. Listeners may find themselves
treated to anything from unusual
jazz to unpredictable comments
by the disc jockey. Jerry Pablick,
'57, Station Manager of South
Quad, admitted that "no one
knows exactly what will happen
on the show. It's always unexpect-
ed, but always good listening."
"Buddha and Harv," featuring
Bob Birnbaum, '58 and Harvey
Bailey, '58, gives Tuesday night
listeners popular music and "con-
tests with a difference" from 10-11
They may offer a cut rate sale
of surplus animals from the Uni-
versity zoo, sponsor a contest for
which the entrance fee is a door
from your room or discuss the
latest "Gripe of the Week" as sub-
mitted by the students. Besides
their chatter, they feature record-
ings seldom heard around cam-
pus, such as numbers by Spike
Jones and Mickey Katz.
The Friday 8-9:30 p.m. show
"Almanac" takes care of anything
of interest to the students. Such
features as glee clubs from the
various quads or a program of folk
music may be presented. Still in
the experimental stage, the Omni-
bus-styled show is expected to con-
tinue next semester.
To Develop School
Almando A. Vezzani, assistant
professor of vocational education
and practical .arts, will depart for
Mexico early next month under
terms of a contract between the
University and the Foreign Opera-
He has been assigned to initiate
and develop a school for training
mechanics and operators of high-
way construction, farm and trans-
portation equipment, and will
serve as chief technical advisor at
the newly-created El Olivar School
in Mexico City..
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Tells of Life
After her Middlebury College
graduation four years ago Mary
Fisher, '57L, wasn't sure what
field she wanted a career; the
result was four years in the
WAVES-of which she "doesn't re-
gret a minute."
Since the public conception of
life in the women's branch of the
Navy is often unclear, Miss Fisher
began her description of her WAVE
career with a warning: "don't be-
lieve what you see about service-
women in the movies-the real
thing couldn't be more different."
She corrected a common misun-
derstanding t h a t the initials
WAVES stand for specific words-
they don't. Originally, however,
they signified "Women Accepted
for Voluntary Emergency Service."
Admission to the WAVES is far
from automatic, Miss Fisher ex-
plained. The entrance procedure is
a rigid one, with physical examina-
tions, letters of recommendations,
intelligence tests and school tran-
scripts all part of the requirements.
And as an aside on the WAVE
wardrobe, Miss Fisher considers
the uniform "most feminine of all
-black tailored suits with gold
buttons and braid."
Commissioned officers wear their
uniforms only while on duty, Miss
Fisher explained-usually from 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Each officer
lives in an individual room or suite,
with an allowance for an apart-
ment if Navy quarters aren't fur-
Pay for a WAVE ensign totals
$337 per month, including salary,
subsistence and quarters. Promo-
tion tolieutenant,"Junior grade, isj
automatic after 18 months of ac-
tive duty, and raises the total pay
to a possible $398 per month. I
A WAVE officer is placed in the
field of her greatest interest and
ability, with a choice range cover-
ing personnel, public relations,
training, administration, communi-
cations, finance and transporta-
Most WAVES can expect over-
seas experience, Miss Fisher said,
but "by the time our orders came
through half of us were married
-and many to Navy men."
Points throughout the United
States and all over the world serve
as stations for women in the Navy
-including England, Germany,
France, Norway, Hawaii, Japan,
Newfoundland, Cuba and Puerto
Class To Give
The School of Music's opera
class, under the direction of Prof.
Josef Blatt will present its an-
nual "Scenes from Opera" at 8:30
p.m. today and tomorrow, in Au-
ditorium A, 'Angell Hall.
Started two years ago when
Prof. Blatt came to the University,
the opera class has approximately
30 students, training for operatic
singing and acting.
The class is given for credit and
the Angell Hall recitals give all
students a chance to perform.
They rehearse in the Auditorium
for a week before each concert in
the Auditorium as well as several
weeks in the classroom.
Opening the program will be
scenes from Act II of Bizet's "Car-
men." Following will be portions
from Act III of Smetana's "Bar-
tered Bride" and the second act
of Verdi's "La Traviata." Closing
the program will be scenes from
Act II of Mozart's "The Magic
Staging the performances will
be Prof. Valentine Windt of the
speech department, assisted by
Choreography is by Jeanne Par-
sons of the women's physical ed-
Prof. L. LaMont Okey of the
speech department will give read-
ings in poetry for the Owosso Wom-
an's Club at 2 p.m. today in the
Owosso Public Library.
'Victor' Chorus Limbers Up
ON YOUR TOES!-Chorus for the 1954 Union Opera, "Hail to Victor," limbers up for the first lo-
cal performance, scheduled for Dec. 8 at the Michigan Theater. The all-male musical comedy will
also be seen here on Dec. 9 and 10. A six-stop roadshow tour is planned during Christmas vacation,
according to Jay Grant, '55, Opera general chairman.
Originally set for local presen-
tation Dec. 1 to 5, Christopher
Fry's "The Lady's Not for Burn-
ing" has been postponed indefin-
Until a suitable theater can be
found the Student Player produc-
tion will not be held.
When the group founu that the
Lydai Mendelssohn Theater, where
they have presented plays in the
past, was booked for this season
and that the Ann Arbor High
School Auditorium was not avail-.
able, rehearsals, which had been
underway for three weeks, were
According to Robert Colton,
'55, President of the Student Play-
ers the group's usual date for
booking a theater, two weeks be-
fore the beginning of the semester,
turned out to be too late this year,
since other groups had made ar-
rangements to use local theaters.
Plans to present the play in the
old Arts Theater building on
Washington St. had to be dropped,
Colton said, because a great many
production problems, including the
lack of chairs for the audience,
could not be overcome.
Student Affairs Committee ap-
proval to present the play in the
Washington St. quarters has not
yet been obtained and the Players
felt that there would not be eniough
time for adequate publicity after
clearing their plans with the SAC,
Miller To Discuss
Prof. Herbert E. Miller of the
School of Business Administration
will discuss accounting controver-
sies at a meeting today of the 10-
cal chapter of the Natioial Associ-
ation of Cost Accountants.
Prof. Miller is author of several
accounting texts, a public account-
ant for various firms and a contri-
butor for the CPA Review Manual.
Bald Writes Michigan History,
Relates State to Rest of U.S.
By HARRY STRAUSS
Assistant Director of the Michi-
gan Historical Collection, instruc-
tor of history of the state of Mich-
igan and author of a new work,
"Michigan History through four
Centuries," F. Clever Bald is not
a native of the state.
"I was born in Baltimore, Md.,
came west in 1919 and have ab-
sorbed the atmosphere here. I had
"Social history needs an exami-
nation of states and even commu-
nities for information as to the
U.S. as a whole."
Commenting on courses in state
history, Dr. Bald remarked that
they forward an interest in both
state and region, making for bet-
ter citizens. The courses, he con-
tinued, are not from a promoter's
viewpoint of history nor a chau-
vanistic view as in most European
State institutions would be lax if
they didn't show some interest in
their own state, he said, noting that
it is important for a person's back-
ground "to know what went before
to build a foundation for the fu-
Citing the Staebler Papers as an
example of public interest, Dr.
Bald noted that this pamphlet on
early automobiles had to have a
reprinting by the Historical Collec-
tion of 5,000 because of the great
In the will of John W. Munson,
late president of Michigan State
Normal Teachers College, money
was bequeathed to the Historical
Commission for the writing of a
book on Michigan's history and the
job was given to Dr. Bald.
It took about three years to com-
plete, although, he added, much
material he had been gathering for
years previous. Dr. Bald had ac-
cess to much state history as he
was War Historian of the Univer-
sity during World War II.
Previous to this work spanning
the period from pre-historic times
to 1950, Dr. Bald had authored "De-
troit's First American Decade:
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... completes book
studied Maryland history and I
was soon looking into Michigan's,"
In the large office he occupies in
the Historical Collection's head-
quarters of the Rackham Build-
ing are many hundreds of old, mas-
sive chronicles of history. Many of
these were original sources for
his history book which was pub-
lished in September.
"I tried in my book," Dr. Bald
said, "to tie Michigan in with the
rest of the states and even the
world.I think that if each state had
a good work of its history, the writ-
er of American history would have
48 good sources."
A Social Force
He added that histories written
administration by administration
"put too great an emphasis on po-
litical aspects: history is now more
a social force."
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