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Research Project on Visible
Speech To Be Conducted Here

nonite Customs,
To Be Portrayed

Mennonite habits and customs will
be transplanted to the stage of the
Lydia Mendelssohn theatre with the
opening show of the summer ses-
sion, "Papa Is All."
Prop girls and designers are hard
at work this week laying the setting
and background for this production.
Among the authentic props to be
found adding color to Mamma's kit-
chen are a coffee grinder, a cast-
iron wood-burning stove, an old,
churn, religious mottoes, and quilt-
ing frames.
"Papa Is All" is an accurate por-
trayal of life around Lancaster, Pa.
It is hard to believe that people 60
miles west of Philadelphia, and 150
miles from New York could be so
little affected by the advances of sci-
ence and by the metropolitan centers,
but these three religious sects, the
Mennonite, the Amish and the Dunk-
ard are known as "plain people" who
have changed little either in dress
or in the habits of their settler fore-
For nearly 200 years these Penn-
sylvania Dutch have lived and farmed
ip the rich agricultural section
around Lancaster. Calmly they pur-
sue their own interests, and faith-
fully follow thecdictates of their
churches, which control their man-
ner of dress and living.
Lancaster County is in the heart
of the Pennsylvania Dutch section.
Its original settlers came from their
native Rhine Valley in Germany at
the invitation of William Penn. Here
they found a welcome refuge from
religious persecutions and the oppor-
tunity to carry on unmolested their
chief occupation of farming. The
Mennonite group is largest in num-
ber, the Amish and Dunkard are the
next largest groups. Each sect is
divided into a number of groups, each
of which has minor varying pratices
and beliefs.
AYH To Hold Trip
The Ann Arbor American Youth
Hostel will join the Detroit group on
a canoe trip at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
Kathryn Volkman, who is in
charge of the group for the summer,
asked all those coming to bring their
lunch. The trip is open to everyone,
whether they are members or not.

A new research in visible speech,
a project begun by the Bell Tele-
phone Laboratories in New York that
records speech sounds so that they
can be read by the deaf, will be con-
ducted at the Speech Clinic, it was
announced after Clark Tibbitts, head
of the Institute for Human Adjust-
ment, sanctioned a request for the
new research recently.,
Two technicians from the Bell Lab-
oratories, George Kopp and Miss
Harriet Green, have accepted ap-
pointments in Michigan. Kopp will
become an associate professor in
speech correction at the University,
and a research assistant at the speech
clinic. Miss Green will become an
assistant professor in the School of
Special Education at the Normal
College, and research assistant at the
speech clinic.
A cathode ray translator, invented
at the Bell Laboratories, will be sent
to the Michigan State Normal Col-
lege at Ypsilanti. This machine trans-
lates speech sounds into electrically
recorded and transient patterns that
can be read. Each syllable of sound
has a definite and unchanging pat-
tern. The propect at the Normal Col-
lege will be designed to teach the
deaf a vocabulary of visible sound
MSC May Stop
Vey Enrollmett
By Ano'ust 1
housing shortage may force Michi-
gan State College to close admit-
tance to veterans for the fall term
after August 1, President John A.
Hannah indicated today.
Applications of Michigan veterans
will be accepted until the end of
July when college officials will tabu-
late the prospective fall enrollment to
determine if the housing available
leaves any openings for additional
students, Hannah said. An enroll-
'mentof more than 10,000 is expected
for next year.
Because all dormitories are filled
to capacity, the college is accepting
no new freshmen women except those
who can find rooms in private homes
in East Lansing. However, one new
women's dormitory is expected to
be completed by Jan. 1, 1947 to pro-
vide further housing for women.

An accoustical spectograph, a var-
iation of the machine to be sent to
Ypsilanti, will be located at the Uni-
versity speech clinic. This machine
makes permanent rather than tran-'
sient records of speech suitable for,
indicating and preserving errors. The
hard of hearing may watch and at-
tempt to imitate the recorded sym-
boys of perfect speech to correct their
own speech.
The research to be conducted at
the clinic by Kopp and Miss Green
will include attempts to clarify the
electrically recorded symbols for
sound, and the determination of the
proper sizes for screens on which
these symbols are transmitted.
Senate Finds
Old Evidence
Aorainst May
Senate War Investigating Commit-
tee today unearthed three-year-old
evidence that Rep. May (Dem., Ky.)
pressed the Army to give more war
work to his "good friends"-a group
of Illinois munitions manufacturers
whom Senator Mead (Dem., Ky.) ac-
cuses of "war profiteering."
"These fellows are good friends
of mine and have been very kind to
me in the past about some things
and I want to help them if I could,"
May. was quoted as saying in a trans-'
cript of a telephone conversation with
Major General J. H. Campbell, then
chief of Army Ordnance. May is
chairman of the House Military Com-
The transcript was read into the
records of the Senate committee
which is inquiring into the tangled
financial structure, complicated op-
erations and wartime- profits of 19
closely linked Illinois concerns
which were awarded more than $78,-
000,000 worth of war contracts.
The committee was told today that
the concerns paid large salaries to
company officials and their rela-
tives. Four men alone, it was testi-
fied, voted themselves $1,380,120 in
salaries over a three and one-half
year period. The salary figures
caused Chairman Mead of the Sen-
ate committee to charge "war pro-
U.S., China Seek Bodies
Of American Servicemen
Rewards are being paid by both the
Chinese and American governments
for information leading to recovery
of the remains of American service-
men who lost their lives in China
during World War II, Col. E. D. Ellis,
of the Chicago Quartermaster De-
pot, announced.
As of June 1, there are 1,000 known
service personnel whose remains have
not been recovered in China. In ad-
dition, there are 500 isolated burials.

Courses Open
In Ballroom,
Folk Dancing
Six Week Program
Sponsored by League
Six week courses in ballroom and
American country dancing will be
open to all students under the spon-
sorship of the Michigan League.
American country dancing classes
are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. each
Monday, and ballroom dancing will
be taught at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Howard Leibee, of the Department of
Physical Education, will teach the
country dancing class. Square dances,
contra dances, recreational mixers,
polkas, schottisches, waltzes, circle
dances, novelty dances, dances for
threesomes, and round dances are
included in the course.
Although the course is not offered
for credit, teachers, physical educa-
tion students, and persons preparing
for social recreational work are urged
to register for the course by Miss
Ethel A. McCormick, social director
of the League. The number of stu-
dents accepted for the course will be
John Guinn, teacher of ballroom
dancing during the regular term,
will supervise the summer session
course. The waltz, fox trot, rhumba,
and several novelty dances are sched-
uled to be included in the six week
course. Men and women need not
attend the classes in couples.
Both courses met this week, but
any student may register for the re-
maining five classes at the Social Di-
rector's office of the League. Provi-
sion will1be made for late registrants.
A small fee must be paid at regis-
Prof. W7. Trow
Will Discss
Jap Education
Prof. William Clark Trow of the
school of education will speak on
"The Education Mission to Japan"
over station WPAG at 7:30 p.m. Sun-
Prof. Trow, one of the group of
educators invited by Gen. Douglas
MacArthur to visit, Japan and to
make recommendations for its fu-
ture educational development, will
speak under the auspices of the Ann
Arbor Citizens' Council.
Prof. George Kyte of the Univer-
sity of Californiayand visitingnpro-
fessor at the University of Michigan,
Mr. Russell West, of the Ann Arbor
public school system and Mrs. Jos-
selyn Van Tyne of the American As-
sociation of University Women and
National League of Women Voters
will question Prof. Trow during the
second half of the broadcast.
Chosen to represent various phases
of education work in different parts
of the country, the members of the
United States Education Mission, in-
cluding Prof. Trow, spent the month
of March in Japan studying the Ja-
panese educational system.


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with the Bureau of Appointments on
Monday, July 8 at 3:06 in Room 205,
Mason Hall. This applies to both
students and faculty interestedin
either Teaching or General positions.
Only one registration will be' held
during the summer. All students who
will want appointments next year are
urged to come to this meeting.
Dr. William Clark Trow, Professor
of Educational Psychology, will lec-
ture this afternoon at 4:05 p.m. in
the University High School Auditor-
ium on the subject "What American
Educational Practices Could We Re-
commend to Japan."
Academic Notices
Engineering Mechanics: A seminar
is proposed for reading through
"Mathematical Methods in Engineer-
ing" by Karman and Biot. This
seminar is open to graduate students
and carries no credit.
The first meeting of the seminar
will be on Wednesday, July 3, 1946
in room 406, West Engineering Bldg.
at 3:00 p.m.
Graduate Students: Preliminary
examinations in French and Ger-
man for the doctorate will be held
on Friday, July 5, from 4 to 6 p.m.
in the Amphitheatre of the Rack-
ham Building. Dictionaries may be

rented per season or per swim. Medi-
cal check-ups may be obtained at the
Health Service. A medical permit
must be presented at the pool.
There will be a Life Saving' class
offered to any University womancstu-
dent on Tuesday and Thursday eve-
nings 8:30 to 9:30. For further in-
formation, inquire Barbour Gymnas-
ium. Office 15.
Summer Session Chorus, MTWTh,
7 to 8 p.m. Room 506 Tower. All stu-
dents .on campus invited.
D. Mattern
Enrollment is still possible in An-
thropology 181. Professor Vogelin
will meet the students on Wednes-
day, July 3, at 2 p.m. in Angell Hall
Room 2208.
Enrollment is still possible in Ori-
ental Languages 183s. Professor Se-
beok will meet the students on Wed-
nesday, July 3 in Angell Hall Rooms
3214 and 3221.
Coming Events
All students in the departments of
Greek and Latin are invited to an
informal reception on Friday eve-
ning, July 5, from 7:30 to 9:30, in
the Grand Rapids Room, of the Mich-
igan League Building.
Student Recital: Armida Koivisto,
a student of piano under John Kol-
len, will present a recital in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for
the degree of Master of Music at
8:30 Friday evening, July 5, in the
Assembly Hall of the Rackham Bldg.
Her program will include composi-
tions by Mozart, Bach, Brahms, and
Dukas. The public is cordially in-
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elect physical bducation sport or
dance classes may register this week
in Barbour Gymnasium, Office 15
from 8:30-12:00, and 1:30-4:00.
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ion Pool, open to any woman student
in the University, will be held on
Saturday morning 9:15-10:45, and
Tuesday and Thursday evenings 8:30-
9:30 beginning the week of July 8.
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