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Local Men Plan To Honor U.S. Indians


A group of Ann Arbor profes-1
sional and business men is at-
tempting.- to honor "the first
American" with a lasting tribute.
A new national park honoring
the American Indian is the aim of
this group charted by the Michi-
gan Securities Commission as The
Memorial to the American Indian
Foundation. This non-profit or-

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ganziation is celebrating its first
anniversary this month.
No Site Selected
No site has been selected for the
memorial, but a place in South-
western United States is being
sought. The memorial would con-
sist of a massive 40,000 square
foot museum, a research center, an
amphitheater, and a 250-foot fig-
ure of an American Indian.
E. H. Daniels, Ann Arbor sculp-
tor and designer conceived the
idea for the national memorial
when he was executing the State
Lincoln Memorial for the state of
As planned by the foundation,
the Indian memorial would be
constructed in a great valley with
the monument itself, if possible,
built on a. plateau.
The museum building would be
divided into a giant rotunda flank-
ed by two separate exhibit wings.
A building for personnel and re-
search will also contain a main
library, reading rooms, seminar
rooms, offices and storage areas.
Amphitheater for 5000
A giant amphitheater is to be
built into the hills and would seat
over 5,000 persons. Here authentic,
Indian performances will be given
for the public.
The most prominent part of the
memorial project will be the giant
figure of a typical American In-

dian. The granite reproduction
would be constructed on a steel
framework and contain an eleva-
tor inside it to carry tourists to
the folded left arm of the Indian
which is to form a large balcony.
Officers of the corporation are
Prof. Volney H. Jones, curator of
ethnology, president; Jacques Les-
Strang, executive vice-president;
Stanley G. Thayer, secretary; and
Stephen J. Filipiak, treasurer.
Financing for the project will
come from three types of contribu-
tions: charter memberships, re-
stricted to 1,000 to establish an
initial reservoir of working capi-
tal; contributions from major in-
dustries; and public subscription.
Cost of the memorial is estimated
at $7,000,000.
Long Term Project
Prof. Jones feels that the pro-
ject will be a long-term one. He
states that the interior of the
memorial is still in the planning
stage, although the outer details
have been fairly well worked out.
"One of the main questions that
we have been asked," Prof. Jones
said, "is why isn't the memorial
going to be constructed in Michi-
gan if a Michigan group is plan-
ning it.
"We feel that it is a memorial
to educate the whites to the Indian
heritage and tradition. However,
we also feel that the Indian feels
discriminated against and take lit-
tle pride in their traditions.
"By locating the memorial in
the southwest where the majority
of the Indians in the United States
live, we would be able to reach
them and instill pride in them
again. Since there are only a few
Indians remaining in Michigan,
this would not be the logical place
to construct the memorial."
Prof. Jones also feels that the
memorial would be a tourist at-
traction for the southwest and of,
significant educational value to
the people of this country.

Vet's Effect
On Lingual
Studies Told
(Continued from Page 1)
area study and spent about 15
hours per week in language train-
Another aspect of the institute
was the translation program oper-
ated for the office of The Provost
Marshall General. Here materials
were translated into English for
use by the army as the Japanese
territory was occupied.
An army specialized Training
Program was divided between work
in area and language. Again, ap-
proximately 15 hours per week
were 'spent in language training,
Difficulty with Teachers
The spoken language was needed
not only for interrogation but also
for getting around in the coun-
'"We faced a great many prob-
lems when we tried to obtaih Jap-
anese teachers, "Prof. Yamagiwa
said. "Our instructors came from
both Japan and the United States.
"Dialect differences, varying
ages, and a wide divergence of ex-
perience created dilemmas. We
used the trained teachers in begin-
ning courses and native speakers
in advance courses.
Living Space Shortage
"Our housing problem was tre-
mendous. There was a shortage of
available living space in Ann Ar-
bor. We finally took over a few
fraternity houses, vacated because
of the draft.
"The students were skeptical
about learning 'Michigan Japa-
nese'-but the results were suc-
cessful," Prof. Yamagiwa said. "An
illustration is the story about the
American soldier who rushed off
the boat and tried to speak Jap-
anese with a stevedore. After a few
words he ran back to the landing
and shouted, 'Good grief, it


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Japanese City
Serves as Site
For U' Station
(Continued from Page 1)
Since March 1950, a series of
interdisciplinary and long-term
community studies has been under
way. Its goal is to approximate
knowledge in communities in the
Inland Sea Region. The findings
are gradually being checked
against other areas of Japan.
Specialists Take Part
Specialists in almost every field
of the social sciences and humani-
ties, as well as doctors and natural
scientists are taking part in the
Interdisciplinary team work is
used in these studies in order to
more effectively attack a series of
topical problems.
In addition to these joint activi-
ties, each worker carries forward
an individual research project.
Japanese scholars and students
have willingly co-operated with
the field station work.
Beardsley Comments
According to Prof. Richard K.
Beardsley of the anthropology de-
partment and member of the Cen-
ter for Japanese Studies, the field
station was part of the Center's
original design.
"It was felt from the beginning
that there should be a field sta-
tion as a necessary part of the
Center's training program," Prof.
Bearsley commented.
However, the station could not
be opened until the Army gave its
permission. It began operation in
1950, and is now listed as one of
the chief tourist attractions of
Okayama City.
For this reason the people living
in the immediate vicinity are gen-
erally well disposed towards the
"The weather in Okayama is
like Ann Arbor's, except that there
is more rain," Prof. Beardsley
commented. "And of course there
are the usual typhoons," he con-

liateria ls
One of the most popular rooms
with young patients in Univer-
sity Hospital is the Galens work-
Friday is the first of a two-day
drive to secure donations for the
support of the workshop. Main-
tained entirely by the Galens, a
v :" junior medical honorary the ninth
floor room plays, an important
part in the Hospital School pro-
This year's goal of $6,500 will
be used to provide, a full time
teacher, plus all craft materials
and equipment used in the work-
Included among the tools in the
room are jig saws, a kiln, looms
and wood working tools. Craft
supplies are also secured and some
of the things the children can
work With are plastics, leather,
clay materials for weaving, tex-
tiles, and paints of various kinds.
Not strictly for entertainment
the craft work ties in with cur-
rent school projects. In a recent
cowboys and Indians unit, child-
ren learned about Indian sign
writing in their morning classes
and in their craft periods applied
the sign writing they had learned
to tiles, and to pottery.
One art media is concentrated
on at a time. How their materials
are made and where they came
from are taught.
Anything made in the shop can
be taken home and patients have
made rugs, bill folds, belts, key
cases, book ends and book cases,
One young boy built a cage for a
N pet pig in the shop.
In the spring, gardening is a
part of the program, :Flats are
obtained and planted by the child-
ren. This way they can learn
about plants by watching them
A lLY Installed also in the shop is a
glass bee hive. A complete teach-
ing unit has been planned around
the hive, and some of the pa-
tients through their observations
E and study of the hive have learn-
AT URE ed enough to earn spending money
through their own bee hives after
returning home.
All of the craft books were
bought through Galen donations.
Many of the school books and
Story bygames are also bought by Galens.
Permanent equipment, such as big
Y SEVERANCE games used in the play rooms, and
toys and games used on the carts
which are taken to the wards are
purchased through donations from
the honorary.
es Courtesy of Every year too, the Galens help
with the Christmas party. Dolls,
S ITY HOSPI TAL for' the girls, games and toys used
for gifts, and the cowboy flash-
ALENS SocI ETY lights to be given to the boys this
year have all come out of-the do-
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A Few Reprints of the Fall
are available at
Student Publications Building
420 Maynard Street

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