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THE MICHIGA N WI LV

Patients At'U' Speech Clinic
To Present 'Efficiency Plus'

A play entitled "Efficiency Plus"
will be given by patients at the Uni-
versity Speech Clinic, who are en-
deavoring to improve their speech, at
3 p.m. today.
The director of the play is a veteran
who lost his memory and his ability
to speak during the war. Others in
the play are two stutterers, a person
with articulatory difficulty, and one
who is hard of hearing. Those who
act in the plays secure for themselves
needed speech practice.
Designed To Give Practice
The directing and acting roles are
specifically designed to give patients
the particular practice they most
need. The person who lost his mem-
ory and his speech ability, has had
to master enough language to com-
municate ideas, and has had to prac-
tice remembering directions to keep
them consistent, and to see that act-
ors have followed his suggestions.
Stutterers, and the person with the
articulatory difficulty, have had to
control speech and to enunciate care-
fully.
Inflection Developed
The person who is hard of hearing
has had to develop a melody of in-
flection, phrasing, and volume that
will be pleasing even though she does
not hear well herself.
Willow Village
Citizens Form
New Committee
The formation of the Willow Run
Citizens Committee was announced
yesterday by Mrs. Catherine McKean,
chairmian.
A statement of purpose was adopt-
ed at the first meeting, Wednesday,
which reads as follows:
"A Willow Run Citizens Commit-
tee is hereby formed as an inde-
pendent organization to promote a
better community in which to live;
to encourage active citizenship and to
stimulate recreational and social ac-
tivities. It is further declared that
this committee shall function on a
democratic basis in that membership
shall be open to all residents of
Willow Run regardless of race, color
or creed-veteran or non-veteran."
The first project that the, com-
mittee will undertake is a drive to
register all eligible voters in Willow
Village. Registration centers will be
set up in the Village and a house to
house canvassing campaign will be
initiated. In the past registration
facilities have been inadequate ac-
cording to Phillip Westbrook, chair-
man of the registration drive.
All married students who have
been in residence at the Village for
six months prior to the election day
will be eligible to vote, 'Westbrook
said. However, there is some doubt
as yet in regard to the status of
single stydent veterans living in the
dormitories, since most of these stu-
dents have permanent residences in
other states.
Motorman Plays
Pied Piper Role
DETROIT, Aug. 8-(P)-One of
life's little dramas, played against a
metropolitan backdrop, wrought pan-
ic today on Woodmere trolley line.
The characters were motorman
Walter Williams, his near-capacity
load of female passengers, Tom
Woodishec and an unidentified rat.
Williams stopped his car to pick
up Woodishec. At that moment a
rat ran at Woodishec. The latter
kicked the rat which sailed into the
air and through the trolley's front

window.
The rodent landed beside awoman
in the front of the car. She promptly
took off for the rear of the car. So
did the rat.
Terror stricken women screamed,
jammed the aisle and performed tra-
peze acts on the hanging straps.
Williams came back with a broom
and the rat was carried off.
Motorman Williams left the cast
at the end of the run and was re-
placed by Motorman Percy Harrison.
Indians Achieved Relief
From Female Chatter
"Blessed relief from feminine chat-
ter" was achieved by one Indian tribe
long ago, according to Douglas Rae
Taylor, specialist visiting the Univer-
sity Linguistics Institute.
This deliverance was the result of
a two-language system, one for the
women and one for the men, develop-
ed by the Island Caribs tribe of Do-
minica, an island bf the West Indies.
When the Caribs invaded Domin-
ica, they captured all the women of
the tribe then living there, Taylor
explained. The women kept their
own language and passed it on, so
that in time the tribe had two lang-
uages, one reserved exclusively for
feminine conversations.

The practice of spegking distinctly
and of giving proper dramatic inter-
pretation under social pressure will
help patients to speak unself-con-
sciously and extemporaniously in con-
versation with small groups.
Director Will Narrate
Scenery for the piay will be of
Thorton Wilder "Our Town" style,
and the director will narrate, explain-
ing props to the audience.
Aphasics will give one and one-
half minute speeches on humorous
incidents and war experiences follow-
ing the play.
Brides Offered
Special Course
In Citizenship
War brides coming to Michigan
from foreign countries may prepare
themselves for citizenship through a
special course offered by the Uni-
versity's correspondence Study De-
partment.
During the past year 350 persons
were enrolled in the course in citi-
zenship, given by the University in
cooperation wth the federal Immi-
gration and Naturalization Service.
Mrs. Berenice H. Lee, director of
correspondence work, revealed yes-
terday that an increasing number
of inquiries about the course are
now coming from G.I. brides.
Although the wives of American
citizens are not required to take out
the so-called "first papers" declaring
an intention to become a citizen, Mrs.
Lee explained, they 'must. pass the
citizenship tests before they can take
out the "second papers" after two
years residence.
Since there are some 200,000 aliens
living in Michigan now, the course
intended to prepare them, for the
tests on American government is re-
garded as of primary importance ac
cording to Mrs. Lee. There is .no.
charge for the courses beyond a nom-
inal registration fee.
WAC Charged with Theft}
FRANKFURT, Germany, Aug. 8-
(/P)-The U.S. Army charged WAC
Captain Kathleen B. Nash Durant
today with larceny, embezzlement,
conspiracy and being absent without
leave in the story-book theft of the
$1,500,000 Hesse crown jewels from
Kronberg Castle..
The trial of the stocky, dark-hair-
ed, 44-year-old former manager of
the Kronberg Castle recreation cent-
er probably will begin within five
to 10 days, according to Capt. Harold
H. Chase, of Salina, Kans.

McMurry Will
Lead Resource
Investigation
Professor Kenneth C. McMurry,
head of the University geography de-
partment, has been appointed chair-
man of a technical committee es-
tablished to consider methods of
conducting a long-range economic
survey of the Upper Peninsula, the
Michigan State Planning Commission
announced Tuesday.
Robert N. Cross, research asso-
ciate of the University's Bureau of
Business Research, and Professor E.
C. Prophet, of the Michigan State
College geography department, a
graduate of the University of Michi-
gan, were also named members of
the eight man committee.
Donald C. Weeks, commission di-
rector, said the committee, composed
of state experts of Michigan colleges
and the Conservation department,
would recommend personnel to con-
duct the survey and estimate its cost,
when the commission meets at Iron
Mountain on August 29.
The technical committee met at
Marquette Wednesday and yesterday,
conferring first with Grover C. Dill-
man, president of the Michigan Col-
lege of Mining and Technology and
chairman of the Planning Commis-
sion's Upper Peninsula Advisory
committee.
Other members of the newly etab-
lished committee are: Herbert Berg,
assistant director of the MSC exten-
sion service; Dr. A. H. Burrows, head
of the economics department at Nor-
thern Michigan College of Educa-
tion; Professor E. J. Townsend, of
the College of Mines economics de-
partment; Stanley G. Fontanna, dep-
uty director of the Conservation de-
partment and Frank G. Pardee, Con-
servation department mining geolo-
gist.
Parents Winess
Daughter's Crash
ARMADA, Mich.,. Aug. 8-(/P)-A
17-yegr-old girl student pilot died
today when her training plane crash-
ed a few yards from her home as her
parents looked on.
The victim, Dorothy Lloyd, who
recently completed %her freshman
year at the Emma Willard School for
Girls in New York City, waved to her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin E. Lloyd,
as the craft zoomed low over their
property. A moment later, witnesses
said, a wing -dipped and the plane
crashed. Miss Lloyd was instantly
killed.
She had been flying for about six
months and held a student's license.

PUCTURE NEW S

ASSOCIATED

PRESS

P I 0 N E E R Movie Actress
Susan Hayward was selected
"Pioneer Girl of 1946" by the
Oregon Trail Association after
she appeared in a film depicting
'early days in their state.,

B I C F A M I L Y - Heide III, cocker spaniel owned by S. H. Simoneau of Cocoa, Fla., appears
proud of her litter of 13 pedigreed pups. Dog fanciers say any number over 10 is considered excep-
tional. Heide is six years old. The feeding situataon was relieved by Heide's daughter which had a
litter of five at the same time and helps out at meal time,

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M O T O R L E S S N A Z i P L A N E - This German "sandpiper," a combination kite and helicopter u:
marines for air observation, is undergoing tests at Wright Field, Ohio. The craft, which weighs 180 pounds. is towe

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PRINCE- Crown Prince MOTHER AND DAUGHTER ACT -- Helen
Akihito, 14, eldest son of the Hayes (right) helps her daughter, Mary MacArthur, make up for
emperor and empress of Japan, a play in which they appear as mother and daughter in a summer
walks along the beach at Numa- theatre at Suffern, N. Y., in a performance for wounded veterans.
zu, about 100 miles from Tokyo, ,Miss Hayes said she and other stage folk were starting a campaign
where he is vacationing.'to give plays throughout the nation for convalescing service men.

DANCER --Yvonne De
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necklace and bra, part of a
dancing costume which she will
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