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TARX 12, 1956




Dame Myra Hess Listed
For Choral Union Concert

London-born Myra Hess, widelyv
regarded as the world's First Lady
of the Piano, will present the
fourth concert in the Extra Con-
,U' Association.
Sets Holmes
A whirlwind trip through the
sultry Caribbean or the blizzard-
hewn Alps will be included in a
program scheduled by the Univer-
sity Oratorical Association and
Burton Holmes Travelogues.
The series of five programs will
be given from Thursday through
March 22. All programs start at
8:30 p.m. in Hill Auditorium.
Holmes, recognized as one of
the most brilliant creators of
Travelogues, has been working in
the field for almost 40 years and
his personally edited films are
shown throughout the country.,
Two of Holmes associates, Thay-
er Soule and Robert Mallett, will
accompany the motion pictures as
narrators for the local color series.
Middle East Scenes
"Cairo to Baghdad" will open
the series Thursday with Soule as
narrator. Showing scenes in the
Middle East, it will cover the Nile,
the pyramids, the Dead Sea, Da-
mascus and the great desert to
Soule will narrate the second
program on Feb. 23, entitled "The
Caribbean." Featured in the pro-
gram will be Caracas; Trinidad,
Jamaica, Haiti and the Virgin Is-
A new film, shot especially for
the 1955-56 series will be shown
on March 8. Mallett will narrate
the program called "The Grand
Tour of Europe." A tour of Lon-
don, Belgium, Holland, Germany,
France and Italy will be shown
in addition to a close look at
Swiss Film Set
Soule will return as narrator for
the fourth program on March 15.
Depicting the life of the people in
Switzerland, the film will include
visits to St. Moritz,. Interlaken,
Lucerne, Rhone Glacier and the
The final travelogue "Califor-
nia" is scheduled for March 22.
This is a motor tour including the
Redwood country, Death Valley,
San Francisco, Los Angeles and
the Pacific coastline. Mallett will
Tickets for the series and indi-
vidual programs are on sale at

cert Series at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday,
.in Hill Auditorium.
She will play: "Adagio, G major"
and "Toccata, D major" (Fantasia
and Fugue) by Bach; and "Sonata,
D minor," Op. 31, No. 2 by Beeth-
oven. After the intermission, she
will play "Sonata F minor," Op. 5
by Brahr~is.
Dame Myra was taught to play
the piano and the cello at the age
of five and two years later was
admitted to the Guildhall School
of Music as its youngest pupil. At
13 she won a scholarship at the
Royal Academy of Music.
Makes Debut
At 17, Myra Hess made her debut
in Queens Hall, London, playing

Dean Talks
Of Training
Beating patriotic drums to lure
United States students into the
shortage fields of science and en-
gineering is a short-sighted way
of approaching a recognized na-
tional need, according to a Uni-
versity dean.
Speaking on a question which is
currently holding public atten-
tion, Assistant Dean James H.
Robertson of the Literary College
decries the unfortunate tendency
to compare the number of techni-
cians trained by Russia with the
number being trained in the Unit-
ed States.
"Instead of devoting our best en-
ergies toward meeting our national
needs as calmly and rationally as
we can, we are in danger of turn-
ing the training of our scientists
and engineers into another chariot
race with the Russians," he says.
"Admittedly the shortage here
is serious and much needs to be
done in our high schools and col-
leges to remedy it, but no sound,
lasting solution to an educational
problem can be reached by an ap-
peal to fear," he added.
Choice Difficult
Pointing out that intelligent
choice of a vocation or a profes-
sion is one of the most difficult
decisions a young man or woman
has to make, he emphasizes that
this decision is not made easier
by any well-intentioned propagan-
da campaign to recruit our youth
into a battle for technological su-
"The trick is not merely to draft
more students into these fields,"
Dean Robertson observes. "It is
the far harder task of giving them
every opportunity to discover ear-
ly and realistically the excitement
and satisfaction that science and
engineering can offer to those
who have the talent," he states.
He points out that students who
have been "sold" engineering for
the wrong reasons enter colleges
and quickly become discouraged
when they flounder in their fresh-
man mathematics and science.
"The number of the disillusioned
will rise if a selling camsaign
based on atric tic appeals is con-
tinued," he adds.
No Position
"Schools and colleges are in no
position to counter the powerful
pull of high salaries which indus-
try can offer,, and as a re-
sult, young students are not get-
ting as exciting and as competent
a faculty in high school mathe-
matics and science as they need,"
he declares.

The modern Detroit housewife
has not completely lost the skills
of her pioneer counterpart.
One Detroit housewife in three
raises some of the food her family
eats, prepares canned or frozen
food, and makes some of her own
or her daughters' clothing it was
discovered by the 1955 Detroit Area
Study (DAS) at the University's
Survey Research Center.
These modern producers are
probably a far cry from their
great-grandmothers who, if their
family was to be fed and clothed
at all, had to plant gardens, store
food and make clothing on a com-
paratively large scale. The DAS
report emphasized that today "in
a decided majority of greater De-
troit homes these forms of fam-
ily production are never found."
Almost all wives, even in the
Detroit metropolis, do some pastry
baking, the study finds. The re-
port points out that making cakes,
cookies and pies requires little time
and expense as compared to rats-

ing a garden or home canning and
that many wives no doubt enjoy
baking more than most other jobs
around the home.
All Incomes Shown
The "significant minority" who
raise some food and make some
clothes and the majority who bake
pastry may be in upper, middle or
lower income brackets. What their
husbands earn or what occupa-
tions they follow have nothing to
do with it the study found.
"The production of goods in the
home was once an economy meas-
ure," the DAS report points out.
"It is still possible to economize
by producing some things at home,
but mass manufacturing and mar-
keting have reduced the amount
of money which can be saved in
this way. Also, many wives have
probably decided that the time
which is required in home produc-
tion might better be invested in
other activities.
"In the future we may find that

the production of food and cloth-
ing in the family will become more
of a hobby than a necessary
household task."
Interviews Used
The report is based on inter-
views taken during the spring of
1955 with 731 Detroit area wives.
The area-probability sample used
in the research represents a cross-
section of those homes in greater
Detroit that contain a husband
and wife. Two-thirds of the in-
terviews occurred in the city of
Detroit and one-third in suburban
A new study of the Detroit area
-the fifth--is now underway. The
current DAS is concerned with de-
gree of agreement on moral values
but includes a group of questions
on the effect of the recent Detroit
newspaper strike.
Previous studies dealt with gov-
ernment agencies, child -raising
and organization memberships of
the Detroit area.

Area Study Reports on Household Skill

NAEB To Send 'U' Series

A radio series created by WUOM
is to be broadcast over the na-
tion-wide network of the National
Association of Educational Broad-
casters,, the University was in-
formed recently.
The programs are dramatic
stories of great national heroes
throughout the world. The series
is called "Tales of the Valiant."

The NAEB network provides
educational and cultural programs
to almost 100 university, college
and municipal broadcasting sta-
tions throughout the country.
The series was written and pro-
duced at the University with a
grant-in-aid from the Educational
TV and Radio Center in Ann Ar-

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.. British Pianist
two concertos with an orchestra
conducted by Sir Thomas Beech-
am. Later she toured Holland and
became a favorite with the Dutch
She made her first American
tour in 1922 and now has made 22
consecutive tours of the United
States and parts of Canada, omit-
ting only the years of World War
II. During these years she organ-.
ized the now historic noon-time
concerts in the National Gallery
for workers, civil servants, soldiers
and air-wardens during their'
lunch-hour five times a week.
Continues During War
During more than six years,
despite air-raids, 1,700 concerts
were given, many with orchestra
and chorus, in which the major
part of the great musical classics
of all periods and countries were
In recognition of her work and
her great artistry, King George VI
personally decorated her with the
Order of the British Empire. Since
the war, she has continued her
international career with uninter-
rupted success, playing in Great
Britain, on the Continent, and
about three months of every year




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* Whether you are a freshman or a senior, you are eligible to
* Register for Rushing in Rom 1020 Administration Building
through February 22.

* NO FEE-just sign the I.F.C. Rushing List.


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