THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1955
John Jacob Niles To Present
Folk Music A Arts Center'
, As part of its season's schedule,
the Dramatic Arts Center will
k.sponsor a program of folk music'
. . xto be presented by John Jacob
t 1 a Niles Wednesday, Oct. 5.
The performance will be pre-
sented only once at 8:30 p.m. in
._O sthe Masonic Temple Auditorium
and will include numerous selec-
:iqtions from Niles' own music.
Ld.. i A Kentuckian, by birth, Niles
has often been described as
"America's Foremost Folklorist."
s He received his early musical edu-
cation from his father, a ballad
singer, and from his mother, a
At fifteen he had mastered mu-
sical shorthand and had begun to
set down the ballads his father
sang an dthe negro spirituals he
heard in Louisville's Cabbage
McMullen Prizewinning Art
To Be Shown at Rackhamr
By HENRY FINNEY
A first Ann Arbor showing of
paintings by artist E. Ormond
McMullen will be opened at 6
p.m. tonight in the east room of
Rackham Art Gallery..
Sponsoring the exhibit will be
the University Press Club of Mich-
igan and the journalism dept.
Four works on display have won
first prizes at exhibits in Norwalk,
Springfield, Mass., and Coopers-
town, N.Y. McMullen also received
a bronze medal in 1921 for figure
drawing from the National Acad-I
emy of Design.
Commenting on how previous
training in advertising art has af-
fected his painting, McMullen ex-
plained that he tries first to at-
tract the attention of exhibition'
juries with his works and then
tries to please the critics who will
"They want stuff that will stop
people," McMullen noted. "Juries
want something different."
McMullen is a member of the
American Watercolor Society and
the Salmagundi Club for artists in
New York City.,
A 1915 graduate of the Art In-
stitute of Chicago, the 75 year old
artist worked in advertising art
before he retired to turn his full
attention to watercolor painting.
McMullen now lives in Evert,
The display in Rackham will be
open from 6 to 10 p.m. today, 10
a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow and
fron 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.
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to Ann Arbor
We have immediate openings for those student wives
who have had some telephone operating experience.
If you are one of these girls, drop in to see our em-
ployment representative. Ann Arbor has a fine group
of girls and a very attractive building which is lo-
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Visit us at:
JOHN JACOB NILES...
"America's Foremost Folklorist"
A $2,000 Asia Foundation fel-
lowship, the first ever awarded at
the University, has been presented
to Arakkal T. Eapen, 30 year old
graduate student from India.
Eapen, whose fellowship be-
comes effective this fall, received
a Master of Business Adminis-
tration degree from the Univer-
sity last years He has also com-
pleted one year's study toward a
Doctor of Philosophy degree in
Born in Trichur, Travancore-,
Cochin, Eapen earned a Bachelor
of Arts degree with honors from
the University of Madras. He
plans to work in the finance min-
istry at New Delphi after com-
pleting his studies.
WASHINGTON tP) - Secretary
of the Treasury Hubert Humphrey
was described yesterday as still
hopeful the Pentagon can come
up in thehnext nine months with
"something like" a billion dollars
in new savings, despite a some-
what doubtful report from Secre-
tary of Defense Charles Wilson.
The high-level administration
source who reportedthis said Wil-
son had conducted a thoroughgo-
ing survey of the armed services'
spending programs and had told
Humphrey that at this time it ap-
peared militarily unwise to cut
service spending further than al-
During succeeding years, Niles
served in the United States Air
Force and studied at the Cincin-
nati Conservatory of Music. How-
ever, his chief work was the con-
tinuous research and scholarly
pursuit which enabled him to com-
pile the largest collection of folk
music existing in the English
Much of Niles' collection has
been published in both solo and
Uses Own Material
Widely acclaimed, the unique
troubadour is the only folk singer
living who has never used material
fromany collection but his own.
from any collection but his own.
During his programs, Niles em-
ploys instruments called dulcimers
which he designs and constructs
himself. The dulcimers, adjusted
to various modes and .keys, pro-
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whether the student favored the
present driving ban, whether he
had a car on campus at the time
and, if not, whether he would
have one were there no restric-
Streiff said that the committee
would not use the IBM system of
codifying the cards because "the
amount of time and money in-
volved is too great."
Specific information desired will
be obtained by hand-sorting.
Other main parts of the com-
mittee meeting in the Administrar-
tion Bldg. concerned a brief re-
view of the Health Service statis-
tical report issued last year by
former Service head Warren For-
A brief rundown on the history
Iof the 28-year-old driving ban was
also given, showing incidents in-
volving its legality and requests
for modification presented to the
Regents by such bodies as the now
defunct Studlent Legislature.
The driving ban study commit-
tee was set up last year . upon
recommendation of Student Gov-
ernment Council and request of
University President H a r 1 a n
It is the first time that stu-
de.nts, administration' officials,
faculty and townspeople have met
jointly to discuss a mutual prob-
Absent from yesterday's meet-
ing were SGC representative Bill
Diamond, '56 E, and Ann Arbor
Bank President Rudolph E. Reich-
national president of the
Junior Chamber of Commerce
On a tour through the state
of Michigan, Hugh McKenna, na-
tional president of the Junior
Chamber of Commerce, stopped
at the University yesterday for the
express purpose of visiting the
Phoenix Memorial Project.
McKenna, as JC president, is
annually required to make visita-
tions to each state. "Visiting the
Phoenix Project is more an ex-
perience for me than any yet
made in the state," he said. Mc-
Kenna added that a tour of the
Michigan points of interest had
been planned for him and "I pre-
sume that the Phoenix Project is
one of the main points of inter-
Attending the coffee hour hon-
oring McKenna at the Rackham
Building were members of thel
Student Government Council, In-
ter-Fraternity Council and offi-
cers of the Ann Arbor Junior and
Senior Chambers of Commerce.
Also in attendance were state
officers for the Junior Chamber of
Inter-House Council try-out
meetings will be held today and
tomorrow at the Michigan Union.
The meetings will be conducted
from 3 to 5 p.m. in Rm. 3D.
Michigan Bell Telephone Co.
323 E. Washington St.
Watercolor artist E. Ormond McMullen prepares one of his
works, "Working on the Railroad," for display in the Rackham
Art Gallery. The exhibit, McMullen's first in Ann Arbor, will
open at 6 p.m. tonight.
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University carillonneur Percival
Price will present his first concert
this fall at 7:15 tonight.
William Bender's compositions
for carillon will be heard from
Burton Tower. Fanfare, canon
ostinato; Suite in four move-
ments; and Five Bell-Dances will
be included in the program.
Dr. Hans Rieckhoff, Superin-
tendent of Elementary and Sec-
ondary Schools in Oldenburg,
Germany, will be one of the main
guests at the International Stu-
dent Association's weekly tea ses-
sion which opens today at 4:30
p.m. in the International Student
Also featured at the gathering
will be Mohy Aboushady, Public
Relations Director of the Ministry
of Education Department in
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