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SATaRA, JULY 3V 194g

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Vaughn Monroe Calls
Jitterbugs Vanishing Race

Daily Special Writer
the old Knock-'em-Down And-
Drag-'em-Out School are definite-
ly a vanishing race-and our au-
thority for this statement is a
man who knows what the teen-age
and college crowd has on its mind
musically - band-leader Vaughn
I had quite a chat with Monroe
$t Eastwood Park where he's been
playing this week. It was an after-
noon jamboree, and it looked as
though a goodlydnumber of hep-
eats were on hand.
"This is supposed to be a jam
session," Monroe admitted, "but
those kids out there"-and he mo-
tioned to the couples waiting out
an intermission-"are the last of
the Mohicans."
"Sweet music, and more of it-
that's the trend among teen-agers
today," Monroe, who has a radio
program of his own, said. Jitter-
bugging has its place, he com-
mented, but toned down and ab-
sorbed among the more refined
ballroom steps.
* * *
I NOTICED THAT he didn't
confine himself only to "hot-lick"
numbers at the so-called jam ses-
sion, but mixed them plentifully
with such successful Monroe
smoothies as "There, I've Said It
Again" and "Ballerina."
"My band may be a 'square' out-
7t, but all the boys know what's
going on in music today," he de-
clared. I got the impression that
their leader does, too. "People
want sweet music, so we play it for
them. You have to, if you want to
stay in business."
"What about be-bop and Stan
Kenton?" I wanted to know.
"They're on their way out,"
Monroe said. "Bands like Kenton's
are just too big to play authentic
jazz." Both the be-bop and dixie-
land varieties, in his opinion, can
be arranged, only for big bands.
"They have to be spontaneous,
or they don't jell," he declared.
* * *
direct the band and give out with

his famous baritone ("muscles on
his tonsils," as one critic put it),
Mrs. Monroe was sitting at a table
nearby, unconcernedly reading a
drug-store "pocket-book," She is
brown-eyed, tall and 'slim.
Monroe is plenty enthusiastic
about other things besides music.
In addition to photography, his
hobbies are model railroading and
Lately the latter has branched
out to become part of his business,
and now the Monroe band is the
only one in the country which is
air-borne. In its 14-passenger
Lockheed Lodestar, the band will
be off to Canadian parts after the
Detroit engagement.
* * ,*
way from his Jeannette, Pa., be-
ginnings. He started out'with con-
cert ambitions, but found that the
way to the top of the long-hair
ladder was pretty gueling. Not
that getting to the head of the
name-band list wasn't, too.
After two years at Carnegie
Tech, and then at the New Eng-
land Conservatory of Music, Mon-
roe got a band together. For six
long years they played Knights of
Columbus balls and DeMolay par-
ties for nickels.
But that was some time ago, and
now he is well up in the money. He
broke the record at Hollywood's
big Palladium dance palace last
year, with a $6500 a week take-
plus percentages.
Since 1940 he and the band have
been Victor recording stars, mak-
ing as many as 800,iTJ initial
pressings of a record. Monroe has
appeared briefly in two movies-
"Meet the People" and "Carnegie"
Getting back to Monroe himself,
he's well-built, six-foot-two, 35-
ish, and even more handsome than
his pictures. We were impressed
by his down-to-earth friendliness.
When relaxing with photogra-
phy, his first love after music, he
calls on his superb German Leica.
He confided that he never uses a
light-meter for anything except
color photos "which are tricky."

Figures Show
442 Foreign
Students Here
Far East Contributes
Greatest Enrollment
Foreign student enrollment of
442, representing 52 countries, has
jumped eight per cent over last
year's total of 399 from 48 na-
tions, Robert B. Klinger, assistant
counselor to foreign students at
International Center, announced
The Far East, first last summer
with 152, still leads with 197, while
Latin America, second last year
with 134, maintains its position
despite a drop to 108.
The British Commonwealth is
the next in line with 60 (49 last
year), and the Near East with 35
(30 last year). The increase in
students from Europe is taken as
a sign of recovery. An additional
gain in European students is ex-
pected for the fall semester, Klin-
ger predicted.
Countries with 10 or more en-
rolled students are: China, 105;
India, 60; Canada, 48; Venezuela,
24; Mexico and Cuba, 20; Philip-
pine Islands, 19; and Columbia 18.
Enrollment of Chinese students
has almost doubled since last
summer when there were 58 stu-
dents here.
Students from American pos-
sessions number 31 as compared
with the 14 of last summer.
Alaska, Guam and Hawaii have
increases while Puerto Rico has
an insignificant loss.
Someone in Ann Arbor may be
really planning to paint the town
Carlton Duncan, 611 Church St.,
reported to police that a large
paint spray unit disappeared from
his truck sometime early yester-
Besides the unit, the spray com-
pressor, motor, the unit's heavy
iron base and 20 ft. of rubber hose
attachment were missing.
* * *
City police are making routine
checks on the Michigan League
after receiving a complaint of
prowlers on the premises.
* * *
The ashes of Robert P. Lamont,
donor of the University's Lamont-
Hussey Observatory, in Bloemfon-
tain, Union of South Africa, were
laid to rest in Ann Arbor's Forest
Hill Cemetery yesterday.
The 81 year old philanthropist
died Feb. 19, in New York.
The number of cases handled by
the Washtenaw County Depart-
ment of Social Welfare fell from
177 to 154 in the past month, ac-
cording to Mrs. Marjory R. Lan-
decker, supervisor.
Tr 'u man Will
Honor Bolivar
BOLIVAR, Mo., July 2-/)--
Bolivar rushed through a state
of "orderly confusion" today as it
completed preparations for the
day its 3,000 residents expect to
be the biggest in its 112-year his-
Next Monday the community

will be host to President Truman
and President Romulo Gallagos,
of Venezuela as the latter presents
to the United States' a $100,000
statue of Simon Bolivar, for whom
the city was named.
The mayor' and the citizens of
Bolivar have been looking for-
ward to this day since the time
some seven years ago when it was
suggested that a statue of the
South American liberator be
placed in the largest city in the
United States bearing his name.
Welcome placards, bunting and
flags of the 21 South American
republics dot the city. More than
1,000 pounds' of turkey will be
served Monday to the guests.

LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD-This original angle shows the latest in
full-length diving boards. Covered with finely-spun green hemp,
it provides a fitting prop for pretty Dorothy Malone, up and com-
ing screen actress. Dottie, wearing the white one-piece bathing
suit, is brushing her hair out of her eyes.
Fur Coat Styings Change; *
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Lsfrom 1 P.M. COOL
Last TimesTToday!.
s:=-' ami y ver to
Win Your Heart!I
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'V~Co starrng
Barbara Bel Geddes
Oscar H-omolka.Philip Dorn
Cedric fardwicke- Edgar Bergen

The farmers are sad. The hunters
are mad. The raccoons are glad.
And the women of this country
rare the cause of it.
That's the gist of a report to-
tlay from the Department of In-
The women are to blame, all
right. It seems that they no longer
wear coon skins, so the trappers
have quit trapping coons.
Result: The raccoons are hav-
ing the time of their lives, eating
succulent corn, gobbling the
rnuskrat's young, feasting cheer-
f'ully on a tasty dish of scrambled
birds' eggs.
Frank G. Ashbrook, of the Fish
and Wildlife Service, later ampli-
fied for a reporter:
Everybody Complaining
"We're getting reports from
everywhere, complaining. The
hunters say the raccoons are eat-
ing duck eggs. The farmers say
they're eating the corn. The
trappers say they're getting in the
rnuskrat houses and eating their
What makes it so. tough, Ash-
brook explained, is that the rac -
coon gets around.
He is found in every part of the
United States except .the Great
Plains region.
Normally most people look on
the raccoon as a cute little fellow
who daintily washes his food before
he eats it, stays up all night, but
generally behaves himself much
better than the collegiate wearers
of coon skin coats in the 1920's.
Coons Multiplying
Normally the muskrat supplies
more skinm for the fur market
than any .other animal, with the
raccoon second.
Well, the muskrat is still first,
but the 'possum is second, the
skunk third and the raccoon has
dropped to fourth. In some places
a coon skin fetches only 15 to 25
cents. The coon population is the
highest it's been in years.
What can be done?
Ashbrook says he doesn't know.
Raccoons are protected by game
laws in every state. The hunting
seasons are usually short.
The fish and wildlife people
hope to run the raccoon price up
by finding some new uses-in
gloves, for instance - for coon
But they haven't had much luck
Young hems May Send
Onlooker to Convention
The Young Democrats, student
political club, will consider send-
ing' one of its members as a spec-
tator to the Democratic National
Convention in Philadelphia, chair-
man Bob Collins his announced.
Collins also appointed Jack Jor-
dan, Grad, to head a committee
which will make a comparative
study of the platforms of the va-
rious parties bidding for national
supremacy in the coming elections.
The Young Democrats will con-
tinue to function throughout the
summer session.

yet, and the complaints still roll
Ashbrook says he's heard from
everybody but the raccoons.
They've probably been too busy
stuffing their fat little faces.
(Continued from Page 2)
Hall of the Rackham Bldg., and
are open to the general public.
Symposium on Theoretical and
Nuclear Physics
The following lectures have
been arranged for the week be-
ginning July 5th.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Fri-
day at 10 o'clock-Professor H. B.
G. Casimir, Di rector of the
Philips Research La bor a to r y,
Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Subject: "Theoretical Aspects
of Low Temperature Physics."
* * *
Tuesday and Thursday at 11
o'clock. Professor Martin Deutsclh,
Massachusetts Institut e of Tech -
Subject: "Selected Topics in Nu-
clear Spectroscopy."
All the lectures will be given in
Room 150 H-utchins Hall.
C _nert
IFacilty Recital: Webster Ait-
ken, Pianist, will present the sec-
and in the series of Monday eve-
ning programs sponsored by the
School of Music and presented in
the Rackham Lecture Hall July
5th. His program will include Cop-
land's Piano Variations (1930),
Virgil Thomson's Sonata No. 14,
and Veranderungen uber einen
Waltzer von Diabelli, Op. 120 by
The recitals are open to the
general public.
Cornint gEvets
U. of M. Radio ('lub: Organiza-
tion meeting 7:30 p.m. Tues.. July
6, Room 1084 East Engineering.
All former membei's and anyone
interested in amateur radio urged
to attend.
English Teachers' Sunmcr As-
sembly-Tues., July 6, 1948, at 4
p.m. (promptly), in Rooms 316-
318-'20 Michigan Union. All gr'ad-
uate and undergraduate students
who teach English are welcome.
Faculty-student panel discussion
on the teaching of composition,
Ending Tdy-

Hughes Cites
istlakes n
Tsaryrng io 0misake chintren lit art
bitra ry stand ards of devehomeut
is a 5er'i01s mistake on it ni prt
of adults, Prof. Byron hughes, of
the education school, said yester--
Speaking in the educat ion
school summer lect ure series,
Prof. Hughes cited the recent find-
ings from moder'n research in
child development which indicate
that the more reasonable policy is
to make use of the growth each
child has, whether it is fast or
Individual Standards
"Desirable standards can be set
only in terms of the individual
since scientific studies of growth
do not indicate life ages when all
children can be expected to at-
tain certain levels of growth."
The majority of the problems
adults experience with slow devel-
oping children come from their
own unreasonable behavior, Prof.
Hughes said. There is little essen-
tially wrong with growing slowly,
he pointed out. "It is wholly un-
reasonable and inaccurate for us
to conclude that he who grows
slowly is abnormal."
Repeated failure can be dan-
gerous and destructive for the
child, Prof. Hughes warned. Some
children may grow and live well
despite failure, none will develop
because of it, he added.
Reducing Problem
"Certainly the problems asso -
ciated with slow-growing children
would be markedly reduced if we
made it easy to succeed and diffi-
cult to fail."
Failure of adults to recognize
the individuality of the child's
rate of growth and to plan ac-
cordingly, present problems, Prof.
Hughes said. Parents and teach-
ers should adjust their expecta-
tions of what the child should do
according to the pattern of indi-
vidual growth because the child
needs wide opportunities for re-
sponsibility if he is to develop self-
understanding and self control.
UInderstanding Gaoals
"The adult must un derstand the
ehild's motives and goals if he tis
to provide effective educational
The school is becoming, a place
where children like to go and not
a place where they have to go as
punishment for' being a child,
Prof. Hughes declared. This is due
to the new stress on uwnderstand
ing children's needs in relation to
their abilities to grow.

'I'he Roger Williams Guild will The Wesleyan Guild will meet
hold an outing at 1 p.m., Monday. at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Guild for
Members will meet at the Guild a combined outing and Guild
and are requested to wear sports meeting at Wampler's Lake. The
'lot hing and bring swimming beginning of a series of discussions
~nits. on "Christianity Tested" will be
A cost supper will close the day's featured. In the event of rain, the
activities. program will be held indoors.
SThe Congregational Disciples t
G(ild will meet at 4:30 p.m., Sun- tl
day at Guild House for a picnic
and Vesper Services on the Island. X 'uztu
* * * .
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church j 1,a li
will hold a student supper at 5 ' nfl' all BaIIOL
p.m., Sunday. Deaconess Swin-
burne, of Honolulu, will speak on LANSING, July 2- (I) -Six
"Christian Missions in the Pa- public questions will be voted on
cifi ." by the electorate at the November
general elections.
The Lutheran Council Student The Michigan Education Asso-
Center will hold a picnic Sunday. ciation piled the sixth question on
tudents will meet at 5 p.m. for the ballot yesterday by submitting
the outing, which will take place 183,019 signatures for a constitu-
at North Lake. tional amendment to ease the 15-
mill tax limitation.
The Unitarian Church will hold TLegixlatic.
student group meeting at 6:30, The Legislature placed five other
Sund VistingProfKenntl1issues on the ballot.
Sunday. Visiting Prof. Kenneth One would clarify the line of
Weir will talk, succession to the governorship in
the official state family. Another
'DIodsworth' Film would repeal the Sales Tax Diver-
sion Amendment. Two others
Showing Planned would permit the Legislature to fix
the salaries of itself and state of-
The movie version of Sinclair ficials, now fixed by the Conistitu-
Lewis' best-selling novel, "Dods- tion.
worth," will be shown at Hill Au- On a separate tgallot will be the
ditorium Friday and Saturday, question of calling a constitutional
July 9-10, by the Art Cinema question to write a new state con-
League. stitution.
Directed by William Wyler, the A seventh question still is pend-
film stare are Walter Huston, ing. The State Board of Canvas-
David Niven, Mary Astor, Ruth sers must decide whether to put
Chatterton and Paul Lukas. The on the Callahan "Freign Agenrts"
supporting cast incluldes Maria Law. This 1947 measure requires
Ouspenskaya and John Payne. the registration of any person r
"To Live in Peace," the Italian agency directly or indirectly ser-
film originally for this scheduled ing the purposes of a foreign
weekend, will not be shown be- power.
cause of a dispute over ownership Attoney General Eugene F.
of distribution rights, according Black has refused to enforce the
to Norman Rappaport, business law, asserting it was unconstitu-
manager of Art Cinema League. tional. The initiatory repeal sig-
The Art Cinema League will natures were filed last year but the
continue to sponsor top-rated for- question was withheld from the
eign films and re-issues of proven ballot to see whether the 1948
American pictures throughout the Legislature would repeal it. The
summer and winter terms. Legislature failed to act.
236 s. State
Open Regular Hours during the Holidays
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1432 Wa htenaw
W. 7,P,. Lc'rrntn, 11.1).. Ministecr
'ieda O 't Holt Vaogan, Director of Music
10:45 A.M.---Mor~ning Worship. Sermon by
Dr. Lemon, '"Farewell to Revolution?"
5:00 P.M. -Westrin r Ghild. meets in
Lewis Parloi'~, Dicuzssion on "What Is
Christianity?" led by Dr. W. P. Lemon.
Refreshments follow.
State and Wnillam Streets
M inister- Reverend Leonard A. Parr, D. ).
Student Ministry-- Reverend H. L. Pick-
erill, Assistant, Miss .ean Garee.
Director of Music-- Mr. Wayne Dunlap.
Organist, Mrs. Mary Gwin.
10:45 A.M. --The subject of Dr. Parr's sermon
is "A Minority Report."
4:30 P.M. - Student Supper and Vespers at
Riverside Park.
1511 Washtena~w Avenuea~
Alfred T. Sclae rip s, Paster
(The Lutheran Church--Mlssouri synod)
10:00 A.M.--Bible Study Hour, preceded by
breakfast at 9 :40.
11:00 A.M.-Mornimg Ser'vice, with sermon by
th e Rev. Prof. Fred Kramer of Winfield,
Lutheran Student Club.
5:30 P.M.-Supper meeting of Gamma Delta,

For National Lutheran Council Students
1304 Hill Street
Henry 0. Yoder, Pastor
8:30-9:00 A.M.-Breakfast at the Center.
9:10-10:00 A.M.-Bible Study Hour at the
10:30 A.M.-Worship Services in Zion and
Trinity Churches.
5:00 P.M.-Meet at the Center and leave
from there for L.S.A. Meeting at the cot-
tage of Jeannette Graf.
Tuesday and Friday, 7:35-7:50 A.M.-Devo-
tions at the Center,
Wednesday, 4:00-5:30 P.M.-Tea and Coffee
Hour at the Center.
Meeting at Lane Hall,
Corner, State and Washington
Rev. Leonard Verduin, Minister
10:00 A.M.-Morning Worship.
7:30 P.M.-Evening Worship.
512 East Huron
Rev. C. H. Loucks, Minister
Roger Williams Guild House
54'2 East Huron
10:00 A.M.-Bible Study Class.
11:00 A.M.-Morning Worship. Sermon: "A
Christian Starting Point," by Rev. Loucks.
6:00-8:00 P.M,-Guild program. Rev. Loucks
will speak on "Baptists in Action."
(Disciples of Christ)
Hill and Tappan
F. E. Zendt, Minister to Congregation
Mr. Howard Farrar, Choir Director


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