SSON INTERPRETS NEWS:
Soviet Power To Form Block
Causes Procedural Argument
High tension developed in the Paris
Peace Conference over the procedural
question of a two-thirds agreement
because of Russia's power to form a
block against recommendations to
the Big Four foreign ministers, Prof.
Preston W. Slosson said yesterday.
- Speaking in his regular Tuesday
series of lectures interpreting the
news, Prof. Slosson explained that
in the case of a two-thirds agree-
ment rule, Russia could possibly line
up the eight states necessary to block
a recommendation from entrance on
Russia Has Three Votes
Russia already has three votes in
the conference, he pointed out, as
the Ukraine and White Russia have
separate delegations in the same
fashion in which the British domin-
ions are represented as separate enti-
Henry M. Hoenigswald, Linguis-
tics Institute instructor, will speak on
"Descriptive Techniques in Histori-
cal Linguistics" at 7:30 p.m. today in
Hoenigswald will apply some of the
points of view worked out by linguis-
tics instructors everywhere to the
Shistory of well-known classical lan-
guages such as Greek, Latin and
"Much of the work in descriptive
techniques has been done under the
stimulus of the war," Hoenigswald
said adding that, "the term descrip-
tive linguistics itself implies tech-
niques worked out in the study of
primitive languages or languages not
The lecture, he pointed out, will be
particularly concerned with the
traces which sound changes leave be-
hind them in the grammatical system
of a language. Knowledge of descrip-
tive techniques, he explained, en-
ables the reconstruction of sound
changes from the subsequent stages
of a language.
Hoenigswald will illustrate his lec-
ture with examples from the ancient
He has been an instructor at Yale
University for the past year and had
previously been engaged in research
on the Etruscan inscriptions found
mostly in Italy.
During the war, Hoenigswald
taught Oriental languages under the
Army program of language instruc-
tion. He received his Ph.D. in Greek
and Latin at the University of Flor-
ties but which usually vote in agree-
ment with their mother country.
Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and Po-
land usually vote with Russia in line
with past alliances and interests,'
Prof. Slosson said, and these six states
more or less form Russia's "solid
States which might be lined up
with the Russian bloc on certain
issues, he indicated as being China
and France which latter, he said,
doesn't want to seem a mere tool or
ally of Great Britain and the United
States and so might agree with Rus-
Russian Politics 'Practical'
Thus the Russian attempt to get
the conference to reverse itself on
the questions of two-thirds rule was
not merely in line with an abstract
theory but was a case of practical
This situation is similar to that
which existed in the Democratic na-
tional primaries until recently, Prof.
Slosson said. There, two rules differ-
ed from those followed in the Re-
publican primaries: 1) the unit rule
whereby states voted as a solid dele-
gation; and 2) a two-thirds agree-
ment was necessary for the nomina-
tion of a president or vice-president.
These rules were insisted upon by
the South in order to give it veto
power against a northern coalition,
he said. "We cannot complain,
therefore," Prof. Slosson commented,
"that the Russians are doing some-
thing unheard of."
The joys of doing homework were
described yesterday by Prof. Elmer
D. Mitchell of the physical educa-
tion department, speaking in the
School of Education summer lecture
Prof. Mitchell pointed out that
modern methods of, recreational
guidance help children to combipe
education and recreation.
"Hobby interests inherent in such
subjects as social science, music, art,
health education, science and crafts,"
he continued, "can be turned into
school projects so that assigned
homework becomes both educational
Prof. Mitchell expressed the opin-
ion that it is a fallacy to suppose
that ta person's avocation should be
the opposite of his vocational inter-
est. Hobbies, he said, are the resultl
of doing things one likes to do and
do well, "play interests" usually be-
ing similar to work interests.
Pianist To Play ...
Evelyn Ransom, pianist, will pre-
sent a recital in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the degree
of Master of Music at 4:15 p.m.
today in Rackham Assembly Hall.
Selections from Bach, Beethoven,
Brahms, Schubert-Liszt and Pro-
kofieff will compose the program.
* * *
A faculty recital by Louise Rood,
violist, and Helen Titus, pianist, will
be given at 8:30 p.m. today in Rack-
ham Assembly Hall.
Their program will include sonatas
by Stamitz, Brahms, Paul Hindemith
and Rebecca Clarke.
Chorus Concert .. .
Mary Muldowney will conduct the
Summer Session Chorus in a con-
cert at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Hill
Soloists on the program will be
Lynne Palmerhharpist, and Ken-
neth Pool, organist.
Selections from Bach, Palestrina,
Christiansen, Brahms, Olden, Ryd-
er, Shaw and others will compose
Wind Instruments ..
A wind instrument program in the
student recital series will be present-
ed at 2 p.m. Friday in Harris Hall.
Participants, who will be assisted
by Beatrice Gaal, Marvin Bostrum
and Mildred M. Andrews, pianists, are
Edwin Kruth, Harold Fisher, Earl
Bates, Haskell Sexton, James Dycus,
Paul Bryan, John Baynes, Lee Chris-
man, Noah Knepper, William Stub-
bins, Rollin Tuttle, Robert, Buggert,
John Ginther and Warren Shelley.
They will play selections from Mo-
zart, Haydn, Pierne, Ewald, Paganini-
Vognar, Scarmolin and Firestone.
Interlochen To Give
The Junior Girls' and Junior Boys'
divisions of the National Music Camp
will present a full-length concert at
7 p.m. tomorrow at the Interlochen
Bowl, followed by scenes from grand
oPera performed by the college divis-
Numbers - by the 60-piece Junior
Symphony Orchettra, the 100-voice
junior chorus and the 45-piece junior
band will be included on the junior
program. The opera program will
consist of scenes from "Pagliacci,"
"Hansel and Gretel," "Carmen," "The
Magic Flute," "Lakme," and "Aida."
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S H 0 E S H I N E B OAY S - These dejected-looking shoeshine boys, former members of the
victorious _ Japanese Army in China, wait for business outside the Matsuzakaya Department store on
the Ginza, Tokyo's business center, a year after Nippon's capitulation./
CH A I R M A N-Paul Henri
Spaak (above) of Belgium is
chairman of the rules committee
at the Paris Peace Conference.
GREETING A PEACEMAKER -Mrs.James F.
Byrnes shakes hands with Sir Khizar Hayat, minister of state for
Punjab, India, at a Paris reception for delegates to the Peace Con-
ference. Secretary of State Byrnes is in the center.
CATHEDRAL R E'PTA ItRS ..-Workmen repair the
roof of the bomb-damaged Cathedral of St. Stephan in Vienna---
one of the city's most beautiful buildings. In background are two
Heiden Towers which decorate the front of the roof.
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A special veterans' department
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'FUR FISH'-OH YEAH! - Mildred Knight of
Chicago first looked with amazement at a "fur fish" displayed
by Pat Wilsic at Boulder Junction, Wis. Then she said "Oh Yeah!"
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