THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBR. 4, 1957
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Prof. Leo Goldberg, chairman of
the astronomy department, told
the Ann Arbor Eastern Kiwanis
Club yesterday the United States
scientific education program will
decide the outcome of the tech-
nological race between this coun-
try and the Soviet Union.
He said American scientists are
well aware of Russia's advances
in the field of science.
"The satellites are only one
indication," Prof. Goldberg said.
"There will be others." He listed
controlled fusion, the harnessing
of solar energy and the technique
of artificial photosynthesis as
other possible scientific discov-
Search Produces Specialists
He said Russia's organized
search for and encouragement of
talented young people is paying
off in more specialists in scientific
fields than are being produced in
the United States.
"Ability and brains are national.
assets," he said, "and must be
One of the first steps in im-
proving our science education pro-.
gram, Prof. Goldberg suggested, is
increasing public awareness, not
only to get support but also to in-
crease the incentive of prospective
Asks More Science Teaching
He said also the United States
must stop the "dilution of cur-
riculum," and increase the teach-
ing of science and mathematics.
He explained this could be done
with little harm to the study of
humanities, but might replace
such courses as Home Economics
and Group Living,. which can be
taught at home.
However, Prof. Goldberg warned
ticularly the neglect of other
branches of learning. He said
moral principles have become im-
portant military weapons, and
therefore there is still great need
for psychologists and sociologists.
Setting Emphasizes Poetry
In 'Desire Under The Elms'
"Gianni Schicchi," a one-act'
opera, will be presented as a
Christmas candle-light service by
the music school in cooperation
with the speech department, at
4:15 p.m. Dec. 18 and 19 in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
There will be no admission
charge "because this is a short
afternoon opera and we just want
to make something very festive
and intimate," the director, Prof.
Josef Blatt of the music school,
Puccini's comic opera was
translated into English by Prof.
Blatt. Jack :Zei, Grad, will por-
tray Gianni Schicchi while his
daughter Lauretta will be played
by Janet Ast, '58M, on Wednesday
and Bette Grotegut, Grad, on
Preceding the performance,
three selections from the 16th
century "Sacrae Symphoniae" by
Giovanni Gabrieli will be played
from the organ loft by members
of the Symphony Orchestra under
the direction of Josef Blatt.
To Get WAFS
The Ann Arbor 9615th Air Re-
serve Squadron has opened a spe-
cial drive to recruit women re-
servists who have previously had
enlisted service in the United
States Air Force, according to Mrs.
Esther E. Pease of the physical
education department and major
in the WAFS.
A mass meeting for women eli-
gible for service will be held at
4 p.m. today at. the Squadron
headquarters, 109%/ E. Washing-
"DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS"-This model of the expressionistic
setting to be used for the speech department production shows
the skeleton of a complete house sketched against the sky. It was
designed by Ralph W. Duckwall, Jr.
The branches of a large elm will
embrace the skeleton of a com-
plete house sketched against the,
sky as the curtain goes up on
Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under
the Elms" at 8 ,p.m. Thursday in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The expressionistic setting of a
bleak New England farm, designed
by Ralph Duckwall, Jr., empha-
sizes the fundamental meaning
and poetry of the story rather
than concrete realism, the direc-
To Be Given
The speech department will pre-
sent a new play by the former
Hopwood Award winner Beverly
Canning, Grad., at 8 p.m. Dec. 13
and 14 at the Lydia Mendelssohn
The play, ". . . and we have all
the fun . . .," takes place in a
college setting. It treats the effects
of minority group problems on a
Dr. William P. Halstead, of the
speech department, will direct the
tor, Prof. Hugh Z. Norton of the
speech department, said.
Ephriam Cabot, 76 years old, is
a monarch of the soil as the play'
opens, keeping his sons subjugated
on the bleak farm. Ephriam's
third wifeeAbbie, played by Bea
Minkus, '58, falls in love with his
youngest son Eben, portrayed by
Howard Foyourow. The plot un-
folds as Ephriam faces the tragedy
of his failing powers.
Other members of the second
production on the 1957-58 Speech
Department playbill are Fred
Ashley, Grad, as Simeon; Norman
Hartweg, Grad, as Peter; Brendan
O'Reilly, '58, as Cabot; and How-
ard Green, Grad, as the sheriff.
The play will also be presented
Friday and Saturday.
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Phi Epsilon Pi was recently
awarded the Zeta Beta Tau schol-
arship trophy for the highest
overall grade point average in the
Awarded semesterly by the IFC,
its purpose is to maintain the
high standard of fraternity schol-
Phi Epsilon Pi's scholastic av-
erage of 2.81, vas higher than any
of the 42 fraternities participat-
ing in the TFC program. Their
grade point rating was .33 o. a
point above the all men's mark of
2.52 for last semester.
Only .4 of a point separated
Phi Epsilon Pi from the runfer-
up. Trigon, a local fraternity, won
the trophy for the previous se-
The IFC also awarded the Alum-
ni Inter-Fraternity Conference
Improvement trophy to Theta Xi
fraternity for the greatest schol-
astic improvement over the pre-
An increase of .28 points raised
the overall Theta Xi grade point
to 2.62. Prior to the spring semes-
ter, they had a scholastic average
Another scholarship trophy, the
Sigma Chi Foundation award, is
presented semesterly to the high-
est ranking pledge class.
A special IFC Scholarship Com-
mittee makes semesterly visits to
the various fraternities. They
meet with the fraternity's schol-
arship chairman to discuss prob-
lems in this field and especially
problems facing the particular
To Meet at Lcinsiwng
The fall meeting of the Michi-
gan Linguistic Society will begin
at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kel-
logg Center at Michigan State
University, East Lansing.
Members of the University and
Michigan State faculties will pre-
sent papers on syntax, dialect,
acoustic phonetics, and language
in Egypt and the Philippines. Dr.
Russell B. Nye, head of the Eng-
lish department at Michigan
State, will preside.
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