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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Better Training
For Religious-
Groups Asked
Dr. Blakeman Advocates
Correlation Of Church
Educational Patterns
Dr. Edward W. Blakeman, Univer-
sity Counselorfor Religious Educa-
tion, declared last night at Grand
Rapids that colleges and universities
should train the religious groups in
America to correlate advancements
3n social science, art and education
with their teachings.
Speaking before the college presi-
dents and members of the Educa-
tion Society of the Digciples of Christ,
as representative of the Religious
Education Society of the United
States and Canada, Dr. Blakeman
stated two reasons why technical
knowledge has carried the world into
war.
To Create Not Enough
The first reason, he said, "is the
ineptness of University and College
professors of the past 50 years at
the acceptance of social and ethical
responsibility. Scientists and engi-
neers, until recently, have held that
to create is enough, but that others
must conserve life and control
power."
"A second ineptness bearing part
responsibility for today's debacle,"
Dr. Blakeman said, "is the inability
of physicians, economists and teach-
ers to celebrate the values which
they have spread before us and
taught us to use."
He stated that only scientists and
.teachers have the knowledge of tech-
nical and scientific discovery "to
make constructive use of said dis-
covery as a means of praising God
or socializing men.
UJniversity ?Men Fail
"Having failed at $his point," he
went on, "we Univerity men with
our scientific companions have al-
lowed the creativity of God to flow
through us for either bid or good,
while we left the spokesmen of re-
ligion with obscelescent thought-
patterns to fumble the task of bring-
ing dedication and sacred restraint,
these past two generations."
H1ihihhts-
On Camps....

Armistead, Repertory Painter,
Struggled Hard For Success

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No long-haired, ascotted painter
is Horace Armistead, Broadway, and
at present, Michigan Repertory scenic
artist, whose leathered skin and agil-
ity bespeak the two years he spent in
the Sudan with a British gas and
artillery unit during World War I.
Armistead, a Yorkshire English-
man by birth, exchanged family life
and art school for the sea at 14 years,
and ready to begin the profession of
his choosing three years later, ap-
prenticed himself to an art studio
near his birthplaceand there "did all
the dirty work, ran all the errands,
and made my first professional paint
smudge."
Serving with the British and Irish
Forces in the "Fight for Democracy"
in 1917-18 framed life in its true per-
spective for him, if it interrupted his
art career temporarily.
So anxious was Armistead to try
his luck in America that he evaded
the quota in 1924 to enter Boston and
begin work in his uncle's studio. This
led to scene painting for New York
stage productions, but not until ex-
periehce proved that a man of his
talents could make no hedway with-
out first joining the Scenic Artists
Union. Since that time, Armistead's
progress in the world of art has been
Latin-A merica
exchange Posts
Are Available
Information regarding the oppor-
tunities available for exchange fel-
lowships and professorships to the
Latin American Republics has been
released by Robert Klinger, acting
counselor to foreign students.
The exchanges, which are under
the Convention for the Promotion of,
Inter-American Cultural Relations,
send two graduate students or teach-
ers and one professor to each of the
cooperating countries.
Created at the Buenos Aires Peace
Conference in 1936, the Convention's
purpose is "directed toward the de-
velopment of a truer and more rel-
istic understanding between the peo-
ple of the United States and- our
neighbors to the south."
The fellowships, which are awarded
for a one-year period, are available
in almost every field of study and
are for the purpose of carrying out
specific research work.
Under the professorships, empha-
sis is placed on teaching and- pro-
fessors are expected either to give
lectures in various centers, or con-
duct regular courses of instruction.
Anyone interested in obtaining an
appointment by the Convention may
secure further information and the
necessary forms at the International
Center.
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uphill. He 'di'd scene designing and
painting for the opening of Eva La-
Gallienne's famed Civic Theatre and
for the Elich Gardens, of Dener.
Armistead directed scene' painting
for such Broadway productions as
"Uncle Harry," "One-Third of a Na-
tion," "The Corn Is Green," "Johnny
2 x 4," and "Brooklyn, U.S.A." Orson
Welles asked him to do the sets in
his "Native Son," "Hamlet, "Five
Kings" and "Heartbreak House."
Eugene Loring's Ballet Caravan and
the Ballet Russe, too, have boasted
Armistead's work.
Painting stage scenery doesn't
monopolize Armistead's talent, for
the active, grey-haired Britisher is
similarly renowned as an easel
painter, and has had a one-man
show at the Morton Galleries, though
he claims "it is surprising how poor
canvases look hanging; mine all
looked bad."
Armistead created a unique effect
in "Five Kings" by dying all stage
props and sets, made of natural wood,
a deep green-blue. The least work he
ever had to do on a show was in a
production of "Our Town," he ex-
plains, while the most pretentious
project he ever contemplated was for
a Metropolitan Opera House presen-
tation.
Meanwhile local theatre-goers may
see Armistead's work in the 1942
Repertory productions, while he is
with the summer faculty. In fact,
one of the most interesting scenes he
ever painted, Armistead contends,
was the jungle scene wall paper for
last week's "Hay Fever" set. Repro-
ductions of Henri Rousseau's color-
ful tropical scenes furnished the pat-
tern for this highly successful back-
drop, which was executed by student
novices, under Armistead's directions.
The dormitory scene in the current
Repertory vehicle, "Letters to Lu-
cerne" is being acclaimed by critics.
DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
(Continued from Page 3)
Wesley Foundation: Supper and
fellowship Sunday night from 6:00
to 6:30 in the student lounge. At
6:40, the Reverend H. L. Pickerill,
director of student work with the
Christian Church, will speak on
"Moral Imperatives for Reconstruc-
tion." Following his talk the three
summer series discussions groups will
meet. All students most cordially
invited.
Wesley Foundation The Method-
ist student class will meet Sunday
morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Wesley
Foundation lounge. Dr. Blakeman
will continue his course on "Person-
ality and Religion", by discussing
"Group Status and Security."
Memorial Christian Church (Dis-
ciples).
10:45 a.m.-Morning worship, Rev.
Frederick Cowin, Minister.
8:30 p.m.-Students of the Disci-
ples Guild and their friends will meet
at the Guild House, 4'8 Maynard
Street, for a trip to the Bluff, north
of the city, where Dr. Louis A. Hop-
kins. Director of the Summer Session
of the University, will speak on "The
Stars." In the event of unfavorable
weather the meeting will be held at
the Guild House.
Campus Worship: Mid-day Wor-
ship at' the Congregational Edifice,
State and William streets, each Tues-
day and 'Thursday at 12:10 p.m.
Open to all. Adjourn at 12:30. Led
by various Ann Arbor clergymen-
Henry O. Yoder, Chairman.
Daily Mass at St. Mary's Chapel,
William and Thompson streets, at
7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Father Frank
J. McPhillips officiating. Open to
all.'

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PICTURE

REPRODUCTIONS OF THE PAINTINGSOF HORACE ARMI-
STEAD - (See story on this page). "The Sleepwalker' (above), a
surrealistic -study in oil, exhibited in New York's New School of Social
Research on West 12th, and now owned by Gaston Longehamp. "Still
Life," selected from an exhibit as one of six to be hung in the Grand
Central Galleries. A prominent figure among easel painters, Armistead
has had his work exhibited in the Whitney Museum, the Independent
Show and the Morton Galleries. He is particularly interested in portray-
ing studies of dancers and scenes of the stage, haying done paintings of
famed choregraphers Martha Graham and Irena Baranova. Paintings,
however, are only an avocation with the British-bred artist, whose real
fame is derived from his scenic paining for stage productions, including
such current shows as "Uncle Harry," "The Little Foxes," "The Corn Is
Green" and "Brookl n, U.S.A. He is now serving in capacity of guest
instructor on the summer faculty, and is directing scene painting for
the Department of Speech's Repertory plays.

Hostel Trip
RolIng along the Saline highway
on bicycles the Hostel Group will
again go to the Saline Valley farms
this weekend. They will leave the
W.A.B. at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow.
At the farms the students will buy
and prepare their own food.' There
will be swimming, boating, Weiner
roasts and other out-of-door activ-
ities.
The last hostel trip was made up
of a cosmopolitan group which in-
cluded students from England and
China.' This trip will be made ex-
clusively by bicycles. Hiking trips
are planned for later in the summer.
W,.A.A. has passes for the trip. All
students are invited to attend. Danny
Saulson, '44, is chairman of the local
Hostel group.
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Avukah Supper

'Avukah, student Zionist organiza-
tion, will renew its series of weekly
communal suppers at 6:30 p.m. to-
,morrow at the Hillel Foundation.
The nieal will be prepared by mem-
bers of the organization and served
at cost. The'. evening will include
group singing of Hebrew songs and
rounds.
All Avukah members and inter-
ested persons are invited to attend.
Reservations may be'made by calling
Netta Siegel, 2-2868.
Robinson Beats.
Sammy ngott

WASHINGTON, July 31. -(Y')-
The Senate Finance Committee
moved today to redraft a provision
-of the new revenue bill barring the
diversion of "hidden dividends" into
pension trusts after a parade of wit-
nesses had insisted the House-ap-
proved section would spur the pay-
ment of inflationary cash bonuses,
create demands for wage increases
and hamper war production.
Remarking that testimony indi-
cated it was necessary to make
changed, Chairman George (Dem.-
Ga.) named a subcommittee headed
by Senatoi*Brown (Dem.-Mich.) and
including Senators Radcliffe (Dem.-
Md.), Taft (Rep.-O,) and Vanden-
berg (Rep.-Mich.) to confer with
treasury experts on amendments.
As the committee closed its hear-
ings for the week, George read a
telegram from Jack Frost, executive
secretary of the Aircraft Parts Man-
ufacturers Association, declaring
that if the House-approved rate of
90 per cent tax on excess profits were
allowed to stand many members of
the association would be forced out
of business.
The committee heard several wit-
nesses protest against restrictions
placed on the amount of tax deduc-
tions which could be taken by busi-
ness firms for payments made to
pension and profit-sharing trusts to
be distributed to their employes. The
witnesses said such restrictions
threatened to kill off suchytrusts.

NEW YORK, July 31.-(P)-Ray
Robinson kept his amazing winning
streak intact tonight, but only after'
coming from far back to take a ten-
round decision from lightweight
champion Sammy Angott in Madison
Square Garden. Robinson weighed
144%; Angott 139%.
Piling the 122nd straight triumph
on his unbeaten record as an ama-
teur and a pro, the skinny Harlem
Hammer, who is regarded in some
circles as the "uncrowned welter-
weight champion," spotted Sammy
three of the first four rounds, then
turned loose his startling speed and
explosive punching power to take
the verdict.0
For most of the way, a good-sized
crowd stogd and roared at the blis-
tering brawl, particularly in the
eighth round, when both fighters
were on the floor, each for an eight
count.
Abbott, Costello Sign

a. -X
Every day offers
opportunities to
buy, sell, rent
exchange, find a job.

S E A M L E S S - Evelyn Keyes, movie starlet, tries on first
seamless opera length hose designed by Willys of Hollywood

I C Y P A S S A G E--In waterproof 'parkas and dark glasses-
the uniform of army skilers training on Mount Rainier, Washing-
ton-soldiers file through ice-walled caverns they've cut inthe
snow. They carry full field equipment.,

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'M' Sailors To Race
Grosse Pointe Club
In Regatta Today
Beginning a series of regattas
which will run through the last of
August, the Michigan Sailing Club
will race crews from Grosse Pointe
Yacht Club at 2 p.m. today on the
waters of Whitmore Lake.

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