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University Inaugurates
FM Broadcasting Station

International Center Assists
Michigan's Foreign Students

After 25 years of broadcasting
over commercial broadcasting sta-
tions the University last July in-
augurated its own frequency mod-
ulation station.
Just a quarter of a century ago
the University ceased broadcast-
ing overaits ownyradio station
which was built by engineering
students and had the call letters
The new station with the call
letters WUOM has a basic sched-
ule of five hours from 3 to 8 p.m.
"Monday through Friday and from
.9:15 to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.
The University station is the
only one in the counry granted
Phoenix" "..
(Continued from Page 1)
studying the ipmlications of nu-
,clear fission for man.
In addition to purely scientific
yesearch, the Phoenix Project is
expected to make a major con-
tribution in that field.
Daily Extra
. Fifteen thousand extra copies of
* the Daily advertising the project
were sent to alumni all over the
world. Michigan students trav-
elling to Europe this past summer
carried news of the project with
Worldwide in scope, the Phoenix
*Project is expected to rank high
among the accomplishments of
the pace-setting University.
An all-out campaign to raise
e funds for Phoenix will probably
get underway sometime in the
spring of 1949. But contributions
and suggestions for its implemen-
statioii are welcomed and sought
for at this time.

call letters in which the letter
"U" follows "W." This is because
of the difficult pronounciation,
but Prof. Abbot of the speech de-
partment convinced the FCC to
get the U. of M. into the call
FM transmission affords list-
eners static-free reception and re-
produces music and voice with
greater fidelity than the ordinary
amplitude modulation emission.
WUOM broadcasts on a fre-
queny of 91.7 megacycles. Student
groups are expected to play a big
role in organizing and presenting
Under present operating sched-
ules the station will devote two
thirds of its broadcast time to
music. The remaining time will be
given over to educational talks,
interviews, round-tables and dra-
matic programs.
In addition, special events will
be broadcast from the Rackham
Assembly Hall, Hill Auditorium
and the Lydia Mendelssohn The-
The transmitter and radiator
tower of WUOM are located on the
top of Peach Mountain near Port-
age Lake, about 16 miles north-
west of the campus making recep-
tion possible within a 60 to 100
mile radius of Ann Arbor.
For the present WUOM is op-
erating from the University stu-
dios in Angell Hall pending com-
pletion of those under construc-
tion in the new General Service
The new home of WUOM will
consist of four modern studios,
fully equipped control rooms, re-
cording room, music library and
office space.
It is planned to expand the pro-
gram schedule when the new stu-
dio facilities become available.

The International Center, lo-
cated in the Union, is designed to
aid foreign students at the Uni-
versity in meeting the peculiar
problems that arise from residence
in a foreign land.
Assistance is gven to students
in planning their course programs.
Work of this nature is directed by
Organize ANew
A friendly, helpful spirit will
characterize the Undergraduate
Psychology Society, an organiza-
tion for psychology concentrates
that will be formally launched
this fall.
The need for such an organiza-
tion has long been felt in the de-
partment, and has been especially
pointed up by the success of the
Psychology Colloquium of the
graduate students. In order that
a fall program could be planned 'n
advance, Dr. Marquis, head of the
department, called for volunteers
from psychology classes.
The committee thus organized
elected Ed Ambrose president and
Paul Cikas secretary. A constitu-
tion was adopted and committees
were formed to plan the program
of fall speakers, social events and
The Society is op -m to all un-
dergradustes classified by the psy-
chology department. An organiza-
tionalmeeting, featuring a speak-
er and social program, will be held
during the first two weeks of the
An iiiformational pamphlet wi..
be aistributed to psychology stu-
o ents curing registration contain-
ing ncre details on the organiza-

Dr. Esson M. Gale, director of the
center and Counselor to Foreign
Legal Advice
Advice on other academic, legal
and personal matters is also given
by his staff. In addition, the cen-
ter attempts to iron out difficul-
ties which may grow out of cur-
rency exchange situations and
maintains an emergecy loan fund
for this purpose.
At the same time, the organiza-
tion operates as a social and cul-
tural center for both foreign and
native students. Dances, teas,
athletic contests, lectures, discus-
sions and other social activities are
arranged weekly by the center.
At the beginning of each term a
reception is held for old and new
foreign students. The reception is
open to all American students as
During the term, a program is
sponsored every Sunday evening
by the center in cooperation with
the International Students Com-
mittee. Lectures, concerts and
other forms of entertainment may
be featured on these programs, all
of which are open to American
Thursday Tea
Thursday afternoon teas for
foreign students and their Ameri-
can friends are also held through-
out the semester at the center.
Americans studying foreign lan-
guages have found these functions
helpful in acquiring facility in for-
eign tongues.
Toward the end of the term the
ISA in conjunction with the local
Junior Chamber of Commerce
sponsors an International Week,
featuring the colorful annual In-
ternational Ball. Last spring's
agenda included public debates,
radio programs and an Interna-
tional Pageaht.



UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND-Pictured above" is the Universi fy Marching Band in its favorite formation, the block "M" at the
football stadium. The band is made up of approximately 100 pieces and is under the direction of Prof. William D. Revelli.
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Tom and Meredith Suckling
y of the0
u^ Welcome you to Michigan
1319 South University Phone 9533

SBE . . .
(continued from Page 1)
Ten per cent of the sale price
of each book is deducted by the
exchange to cover service charges.
All profits incurred by the resale
of books are turned back into the
exchange for future operating ex-
A student receipt is issued for
each book turned in by a student.
When a text has been sold, a
check will be mailed to the seller.
If a book is not sold the student
is notified to call at the exchange
and reclaim it. He may, however,
leave it in the exchange backlog
for possible resale at the beginning
of the spring semester.,
If a student does not notify
the center of his intentions after
a book has failed to sell, the book
legally becomes the property of
the exchange.
SBE is manned exclusively by
volunteer student workers. Addi-
tional help will be needed be-
ginning with orientation week and
interested students are urged to
apply at the IFC office.

Nirst PBahiomosed o
NinePiecs, Back n 8

Auditions ... History... C
Auditions for membership to The history of a band at the Prof. William D. Revelli will be-
the far famed Michigan Marching University of Michigan dates back gin his fourteenth year as con-
to 1844ductor of the University band this
Band will be held daily from Mon- to 1844. year.
day, Sept. 13, through Saturday, A graduate of the class of 1844 Prof. Revelli was appointed to
imentioned then that the Univer- Po.Rvliwsapitdt
Sept. 18, at Harris Hall. sity band of nine pieces assisted to the faculty of the School of Music
William D. Revelli, conductor of a great extent in the singing at and to his conductorship in 1935.
,he band, urges all young men in the chapel services. Under his direction, the Marching
the freshman class who play ei- In 1859, "Les Sans Souci" was and Concert Bands have achieved
ther a wind or percussion instru- organized. This was a group of national distinction.
anent to report during that week. about fifteen students whose hobby The Marching Band has been
Although the Micnigan Band was ensemble music. It was the proclaimed the "All American

Revelli Starts
14th Year as


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has won enthusiastic approval
from coast to coast for its per-
formances on the gridiron, Re-
velli doesn't believe this fame
;should keep any of the freshmen
hrnom turning out for an audition.
There are always vacancies in the
band to be filled, and- freshmco
have always figure d prominently'
in the makeup of the band, Re-
v. ili said.
The band will per 'irm at each
cf the.six home games on the foot -
Lall schedule this . fall and will
make one or two trips to the away
from home games.
The Michigan Nfarching Ban,,
is noted not only for precision:
warching, but also for the quality
-f its music. The band was pro-
caimed the "All Anerican Band"
.y press and radio commentators
.l- ee times before the war. Fur-
tLcr laurels were added on Janu-
ary 1 of this year when the Michi-
gan Band was declared to be the
best that had ever played in the
FI:ose Bowl.
Once the footba:!i season is over,
tnih band will move indoors and
become a concert unit. Member-
sbip is then open to women. Tid:
.oncert Band will make many
appearances during the spring
.mester, including an extensive
coincert tour during the spring va-
cation period.
Besides the Concert Band, a
Varsity Band is maintained
throughout the winter months to
play at basketball games and
other occasions where band music
is desired.

first to take the name Michigan
Band, although the University did
not officially recognize it.
First Official Band
The first official Michigan Band
was organized in 1895 by order of
the Board of Regents. This organ-
ization played at football games,
socials, and the commencement
promenade. The Athletic Associa-
tion provided the band with uni-
forms three years later.
Between 1898 and 1915, sporadic
concerts were given from a band-
stand built in the center of the
campus, near the old library. The
first Annual Spring Band Concert
was presented in 1914, in Hill Aud-
itorium. The proceeds from the
admission charges went toward
the purchase of new uniforms.
Membership of 70
Captain Wilfred Wilson was ap-
pointed as the first permanent
conductor of the Michigan Band
in 1915. Captain Wilson also be-
came a member of the faculty of
the School of Music and was a
teacher of band instruments. Un-
der his direction, the band was
increased to a membership of sev-
After Wilson, Larson conducted
for a year. He was followed by
Nicholas Falcone. Falcone worked
tirelessly with the band, striving to
make it one of the finest college
bands in the country.
When William D. Revelli as-
sumed the duties of conductor in
1935, he continued Falcone's fine
work, and under his leadership the
Michigan Band has arrived at its
present degree of perfection.

B~and"three times by press and
radio commentators. The Concert
Band has received considerable
praise from music critics for its
arrangements and renditions of
symphonic band music under con-
ductor Revelli.
Before coming to the University,
Prof. Revelli was music supervisor
for ten years in the Hobart, Ind.,
public schools. Here he became in-
terested in the school band field
and organized a department of in-
strumental music. Under his con-
ducting, the Hobart High School
Band won five consecutive nation-
al championships.
Prof. Revelli received his musi-
cal training at the Beethoven
Music Conservatory in St. Louis,
Mo., the Columbia Music School,
the Chicago Musical College, and
the Vandercook School of Music,
in Chicago.
A member of the American
Bandmasters Association, Prof.
Revelli also belongs to Kappa
Kappa Psi.

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