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Kahn Gives'Koanzaland'Script
To Minnie Maes Root Collection

Donald Kahn, '10, one of the four
writers of "Koanzaland," the third
Michigan Union Opera, has recently
sent Mrs. Minnie Maes Root,,patron
saint of Michigan music, a complete
copy of the opera script and press
notices for the opera.
These articles are being added to
the Minnie Maes Root Collection of
Michigan Musicana, housed in the
Main Lounge oftdhe Union.
Mr. Kahn, who is now with the
Kahn Construction Company in Hol-
lywood, wrote "Koanzaland" with
Earl Moore, now director of the School
of Music, Robert Moreland and J.
Fred Lawton.
The, opera was one of the greatest
ever presented here, according to Mrs.
Root. It included such famous Michi-
gan songs as "I'm a College Man,"
"Under Bohemia's Moon," "I Might,"
"Bluebook Man," "The American
Girl," "The Proper Way to Woo" and
one of Michigan's best remembered
tunes, "Collage Days."
"College Days," for which Mr. Kahn
wrote the lyrics, was the first college
song ever to be recorded and sold in
record form.
Hal Stephens directed the opera,
which was presented in the old Whit-
ney Theatre. The presentation met
with such success in Ann Arbor that
it was planned to take in on a road
tour, but the faculty of the University
was against the idea.
Included in the collection sent to
Mrs. Root by Mr. Kahn is the special
"Koanzaland" edition of The Michi-
gan Daily. The edition had the blue
and yellow title page of the opera on
the first page, showing the famous
lion looking at the moon in Koanza-
land. This cover was designed by
Joe Horner, '11.
The portion of the Minnie Maes
Root exhibit devoted to Union operas
of the past now contains programs,

scores, clippings and photographs
from the first four Union Operas:
"Michigenda," February, 1908; "Cul-
ture," December, 1908; "Koanzaland,"
December, 1909; and "Crimson
Chest," December, 1910.
Another addition has been made to
the Band Case in the collection by
Mrs. Root, a picture of one of the
first orchestras ever organized at the
The orchestra, organized in 1901,
had only seven members: W. B.
Chamberlain, D. C. Vogeli, A. H.
Brown, C. J. Schroeder, W. H.
Dansett, A. F. Traver and B. C. Pos-
The Collection of Michigan Musi-
cana is housed in three large cabinets
in the Union Lounge, constructed
through the cooperation of Stanley
M. Waltz, of the Union, Alumni Sec-
retary T. Hawley Tapping and Uni-
versity officials. Mrs. Root has do-
nated her entire store of music ma-
terials to the University as a per-
manent collection to be used in the
display, whicli is changed at inter-
vals. -

Chicago Professor
Discusses World's
Regional Problems
(Continued from Page 1)
these patterns to seven regions:
western Europe, eastern Europe,
eastern Asia, the East Indian region,
India, southeastern South America
and the United States. He used the
international activity of world trade
as the basis for his discussion.
The United States, Professor Colby
poihted out, has long been the sec-
ond country in world trade. The
present conflict, he declared, may
raise this country to first position.
For us, Professor Colby told, "the
freedom of the seas is an important
part of our national security, of our
every-day living and of our stand-
ards of living. The United States
may well view with apprehension
any attempt to bring the control of
the seas into the hands of a nation
dominating all of Eurasia and Africa,
and thus backed by resources of land
and people far greater than ours."






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Mabel Rugen

Gives Lecture
On Education
Dr. Mabel E. Rugen, in a talk yes-
terday before a large group of stu-
dents attending the School of
Education Lecture Series, outlined
"Trends in Health Education."
Dr. Rugen emphasized changes
that were taking place.' "From the
old idea that health education is a
special 'subject' to be taught a given
number of minutes a week we are
moving towards health education as a
24-hour day program related to the
factors that influence the growth and
development of children."
"The old idea was that health edu-
cation was largely the responsibility
of the nurse and doctor. Now we are
rnoving toward having the school ad-
ministrator sharing with the teachers,
other personnel, and the health spe-
cialists this responsibility.
"The better health programs plan
on a cooperative basis with "experts"
from various fields, working with
teachers and administrators on the
job to determine specific needs of
children and how best to meet them;
while the poorer health program is
the result of a few "experts" in terms
of what they think best."
Vichy Regime Continues
To Hold Against Reich
VICHY, Unoccupied France, Aug.
5. -(P)-- French-German collabora-
tion talks, involving defense of
French colonies and the attitude of
the United States toward them, have
reached a difficult point at which
"delicate problems" must be settled,
Fernand de Brinon, representative of
the Vichy Government in German-
occupied Paris, declared today.
The Vichy regime has been report-
ed holding out against strong German
pressure for closer collaboration
(Continued from Page 2)
Wednesday evening at 7:15 in the
Michigan Union.
Colleges of Literature, Science and
the Arts, and Architecture; Schools
of Education, Forestry, and Music:
Summer Session students wishing a
transcript of this summer's work
only should file a request in Room 4
U.H., several days before leaving Ann
Arbor. Failure to file this request
before the end of the session will re-
sult in a needless delay of several
Edward Everette Dale Lecture:
Professor Edward Everette Dale,
chairman of the Department of His-
tory at the University of Oklahoma,
will speak on "Speech of the Frontier"
at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Rackham
Lecture Hall. This lecture is spon-
sored by the Department of Speech
and is open to the public.
Graduate Students in Speech: At
5 p.m. Thursday in the Rackham
Amphitheatre, Mr. William Tenney of

official headquarters
for campus clothes
as seen in
We've got everything! All
the highlights and little ac-
cessory tricks hand-picked
and approved by the fam-
ous board of Mademoiselle
College Guest Editors.

T O K YO STREET SC E N E-Wisteria drapes this streetlif
the Keishigawa residential section of Tolsyo.'

HYGIENIC HIGHWAY-Mask to keep out germs is
sometimes worn by Japanese traffic officers on duty in Tokyo.

B E A N I E-Long fringe bobs H O M E S S P E E D - U P-Prefabricated houses, part of a 650-structure project at indianhead, Md.,
are K, if they're part of a pert will soon cover these pilings. The houses can be quickly assembled and dismantled.
beanie cap like this of green
cotton crochet.

Run through your new
Mademoiselle. Pick your
favorites. Then see them
at Goodyear's, just ripe
for college-wardrobe


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