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Olivet College
Reveals New
Teaching Staff
Six Appointees 'Will
Help Unify Faculty
OLIVET - (P)-- Olivet College
yesterday announced six new staff
appointments which it said should
"go a long way in welding to-
gether a unified faculty."
Approximately half of the col-
lege's full-time instructors had re-
signed or been fired during a long
feud with the administration of
President Aubrey L. Ashby.
* * *
ASHBY and Dean J. D. Bennett
said a survey showed that Olivet
could maintain its varied curricu-
lum with a smaller faculty this
year. More than 15 faculty mem-
bers left the college during the
dispute.
Leaders of the rebel faction
said a large share of the student
body wqutld leave Olivet in pro-
test against the administration.
These leaders still are looking
for a campus to launch a new
"liberal" school after being re-
fused a New York State certifi-
cate to operate at a war surplus
army camp at Sackets Harbor,
N.Y.
Movies on India
To Be Presented
International Center will present
a series. of *films on India next
Saturday at the Rackham Amphi-
theater.
The movies will last from 7:30
to 9:00 p.m. and will be followed
by record dancing. Refreshments
will be served on the terrace.
DAILY
OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
(Continued from Page 2)
Clements Library: Unique Can-
adiana: A selection of fifteen Ca-
nadian rarities in the Clements
Library. (June 20-Aug. 19).
General Library: Main lobby
cases. Contributions of the Ancient
Mediterranean World of Western
Culture.
Events Today
Attention Graduate Students:
The Graduate School Student
Council invites you to attend its
final mixer for the Summer Ses-
sion, to be held Friday evening,
July 29, 8:30 to 12 in the Rack-

East Indies Keeps Eagle
Eye on Quiet Volcanoes
BANDUNG, Java-(YP)-Krakatau, the island volcano that blew
itself out of the water in 1883 and killed 36,000 persons, left behind
more than a fearful memory.
A new volcanic island is rising " from the same spot in the
Java Sea between Sumatra and Java. This monster offspring is
called Anak (child of) Krakatau. Like its mother, it is a bad actor
rumbling and belching clouds of sulphurous vapor.
* * * *
RECENT TESTS .of material spewed out, by Anak Krakatau'
showed the 10-year-old volcano probably is at the beginning of a new
eruption cycle. This "favors the conclusion" that present activity is
remote from a major outburst, a government survey cautiously points
out.
Anak Krakatau is but one of the 149 volcanic centers in the
East Indies. Official reports show the others have taken 130,000
lives since 1800. A major volcanic disaster causing death and
destruction has occurred every three years.
The man responsible for keeping an eye on the troublesome
mountains of the Indies is a 58-year-old Russian, formerly a colonel
in the Czar's Cossacks. W. A. Petroeschevsky "probably is the most
active 'retired' army man anywhere" his colleagues say.
* * 4' *
HE AND A SKELETON STAFF of nine keep tab of a string
of mountains that stretch in a .3,000-mile arc to form the backbone
of the East Indies Archipelago. Petroeschevsky has scaled 11 volcanos
and observed 30 others from the air in the last two months.
"Before Mother Krakatau blew in 1883, she was an island of
fair size, five miles in length and three across. She hadn't erupted
in two centuries," Petroeschevsky said.
"One day in August, the island disappeared under a cloud of
black vapor that rose to almost 20 miles. Four great explosions the
next day blew away the island."
Tidal waves circling from the area devastated the shores of
Java and Sumatra, flooding hundreds of villages and drowning thou-
sands of persons. A thick fog left Batavia in complete darkness.
* * * *
"BUT THE ERUPTION OF Krakatau was mild compared to
Tambora, which blew up 68 years earlier," Petroeschevsky said.
The most recent disaster of great magnitude was. the eruption
in 1930 of Merapi in Central Java. A glowing cloud of hot gases
spilled suddenly from the crater, seared the countryside for miles
and killed 1,300.
The eruption of Tambora (on Soembawa Island off Java's east
coastl brought death to an estimated 92,000 persons.

By PAT BROWNSON '
Mrs. Helen Forrest Lauterer is
a designing woman.
But the male population,on cam-
pus needn't become alarmed be-
cause Mrs. Lauterer's designing
is confined to the Sewing Room
of the League.
* * *
ON LEAVE from the University
of Oklahoma, Mrs. Lauterer is here
for the summer to design and make
the costumes for the Speech De-
partment's summer series of plays.
Her most recent accomplishment
is the completion of the 27 cos-
tumes used in the current play,
"The Trojan Woman."
One of the most difficult
parts of the costuming for the
Greek play was the making of
the half dozen suits of armor.
However, aid given by Speech
Department crews and her two
graduate assistants was "per-
fectly wonderful" she:said. She,
expressed special gratitude to
George Crapo who helped with
the armor.
This summer at Michigan Mrs.
Lauterer has designed costumes
for six plays in as many weeks.
But with approximately 300 plays
to her credit she doesn't seem to
mind the hard work.
SHE HAS DONE costume de-
signing in the professional the-
atre as well as in university and
community productions. Mrs. Lau-
terer has designed for the Cleve-
land Playhouse, and the Goodman
Theatre in Chicago.
She also designed costumes
for student showst at Western
Reserve in Cleveland, Northwest-
ern in Chicago, the University
of Iowa, Bennington College and
the University of Oklahoma.
Mrs. Lauterer received her ori-
ginal training at Carnegie Tech,
the first drama school in the coun-
'U' To Air
Atomic Talk
Assistant Professor of Philoso-
phy Irving M. Copilowish will dis-
cuss the Atomic Theories of the
Ancients today on the 2:45 p.m.
Classical Civilizations program, ov-'
er WUOM, 91.7 mc.
Les Etter will devote his Note-
book on Sports to the story of All-
American halfback Bob Chappuis,
at 5:45.
AT 7 P.M. the Classical Con-
cert will offer Schumann's Man-
fred Overture, Etudes symphoni-'
ques and the Symphony No. 4 in
D minor.

try to give a degree. She has also
studied in Europe.
COSTUMING IS AN excellent
field for women who can qualify,
she said. A good designer, how-
ever, not only has to be an artist,
but she must know how td handle
materials, keep within a specified
budget, and must have a back-
ground in the history of costum-
ing besides having creative and
constructive ability, Mrs. Laut-
erer said.
Once a woman has the back-
ground she has a great deal of
opportunity to advance since there
are very few good costume design-
ers. She added that the univer-
sity or community theatre gives a
designer a greater chance to dis-
play her talents with the greater
number and wider range of plays
offered.
Despite the time spent and the
very exacting work required in
costume designing, Mrs. Lauterer
readily admits "I wouldn't be in
anything else for the world!"

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HE DECLARED that the devel-
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ham Ballroom. Dancing, bridge
and refreshments. Admission 25c.
The Fourth Fresh-Air Camp
Clinic will be held at Camp on
Patterson Lake, Friday, July 29
at 8:00 o'clock. Dr. Rabinovitch
from Children's Division N.P.I. will
be the psychiatrist. Students in-
terested in individual and group
therapy are invited.
Canterbury Club, 218 N. Division
St., 4-6 p.m. Tea and Open House
for all students and their friends.
Classical Studies-: The regular
weekly coffee-hour will be held on
Friday, July 29, at 4:00 p.m. in the
West Conference Room of the
Rad'kham Building. Professor
Brendel will speak on Roman
Painting.
Euripides' The, Trojan Women
will be presented by the Depart-
ment of Speech tonight at 8 p.m.
The performance will be given on
the steps of Clements Library. This

second and last performance is a
supplement to the summer ses-
sion's program of "The Ancient
Civilizations of Greece and Rome.
There is no admission charge.
Coming Events
Mich. Hostel Club Square Dance.
Every Saturday night from 8:00 to
11:00 at Women's Athletic Build-
ing. Refreshments and intermis-
sion entertainment. Everyone wel-
come.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
2:30-Journal of the Air.
2:45-Classical Civilizations.
2:55-Daily Bulletin.
3:00-Campus Varieties.
3:30-Frech Music.
4:00-Sigma Alpha Iota.
4:15-Novatime.
4:30-Requestfully Yours.
5:00-Books by Radio.
5:15-Here's to Veterans.
5:30-Children's Story.
5:45-Les Etter, Sports.
6:00-Interlochen Concert.
7:00-Classical Concert.

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