THE NICHTIAN DXILY
SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1950
Close to God
The modern Moslem world is
more religious than our Western
world, Prof. Martin Sprengling of
the University of Chicago declared
yesterday in a Near East Institute
"Theirs is an everyday religion,
not just a Sunday one," he said.
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THERE ARE skeptics in Islam,
he admitted, but the essence of
the Moslem religion is the religious
tie-up to God.
The Islam actions are per-
form largely under the eye of
God without clergy to intercede
for men, Prof. Sprengling ex-
PROF. SPRENGLING prefers
the word "Islam" to "Mohamme-
danism" because the former is less
controversial and offers less op-
position to Christianity.
"Actually Islam is a close rela-
tive to our own type of Christ-
ianity," Sprengling said.
It is easy to become a Moslem,
Prof. Sprengling declared. "All
that is necessary is to say the
simpleconfession of faith: 'there
is no God but Allah and Moham-
med is his prophet.' "
HOWEVER, there has been a
failure of large conversions to Is-
lam because the Islamic people
have become smug and self-satis-
fled, refusing to change with the
advancing world, he observed.
Redently Islam has begun an at-
tempt to tie up religion with the
scientific attitude of the Western
world by sending students to the
United States for study, he added.
More schools for Oriental stu-
dies are needed today to furnish
young men with training in the
old and new world methods so
that they, can advise politicians
and statesmen, he concluded.
Thirteen literary college stu-
dents have enhanced their rec-
ords by getting straight "A's" for
the past two semesters.
Those making perfect records
Marilyn Bates, Yun Ching Liu
Chou, Russel M. Church, Rodney
Cook, John F. Huntley, Jerome LI.
Knittle, Lawrence B. Krause, Ale-
thea Kuebler, Maureen Patterson,
ad H. Poindexter, Gladys R.
Quale, Marshall Sahlins, and
Andrew E. Segal.
Church Guild To
Discuss Far East
:The Congregational, Disciples,
Evangelical and Reformed Guild
will discuss the "Far Eastern Sit-
uation" at 7:30 p.m. today at the
Guild House on 438 Maynard St.
ir. and Mrs. Jack Field will
lead the discussion.
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Mr. Jack Fields, recently from the
Far East, on the Korean situation.
7:30 to 9:00.
Intercultural Retreat, Sunday,
to Wampler's Lake. Leave Lane
Hall at 8:30 a.m. Approximate
cost, 80 cents, includes lunch and
transportation. Please make re-
servations by Saturday morning
at Lane Hall.
Saturday Luncheon Discussion
Group, 12:15, Lane Hall. Guest
speaker, Chancellor T. R. Milford
on the subject: "British Student
Christian Movement." Please make
reservations by 6 p.m., Friday, at
Graduate Outing Club: Meet
Sunday, 2 p.m., Northwest en-
t r a n c e Rackham. Swimming.
Bring cars. Plan for overnight trip.
Young Progressives of America:
Mobilization Monday night, 7 p.m.,
Michigan Union to gather signa-
tures for Stockholm Peace Pledge.
Mathematics Colloquium will
meet Tuesday, July 18 at 4:15
p.m. in Rm. 3011 Angell Hall.
Visiting Professor B. Eckman of
the Zurich Technological Insti-
tute will speak on "Spaces with
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TOO LATE-Roberta Flanke, junior divisional librarian for the
Bureau of Government Library, sitting on part of the library's
collection and catching up on her fire defense. The salvaging job
on the library, which was partially destroyed in the June 6 Haven
Hall fire, has been completed this week, the books being trans-
ferred to the temporary quarters of the library in the old ROTC
Foreign Students See
Prison Inmates at Work
Talk on Art of
Prof. Frederick S. Wight, asso-
ciate director of the Institute of
Contemporary Art and visiting
professor in the fine arts depart-
ment, will lecture Monday on "The
Art of Edvard Munch."
The Norwegian painter Munch,
who is one of the least known of
the great precursors of modern
art, bridges the period from Gau-
gulin and Van Gogh to modern
times and is the father of German
Because Munch kept all his
paintings together, his work has
been unknown here, but a sweep-
ing retrospective of his achieve-
ment organized by the Institute of
Contemporary Art is bringing him
before the American public for
the first time.
Prof. Wight's lecture will be il-
lustrated by color slides and will
be presented at 8 p.m. in Alumni
A composer's forum under the
direction of Prof. Ross Finney of
the music school will be held at
8:30 p.m. Monday in the Rackham
The program will include these
works by University students:
"Symphony No. 1" by Grant Beg-
larian of Tehran, Iran, reduced
for two pianos, played by Elaine
Brovan and Anne McKinley. "Pi-
ano Concerto," by Frederick Don
Truesdell, reduced for two pianos,
with Frederick Truesdell and Dig-
by Bell at the keyboards. "Four
Songs," by Robert Cogan which
will include "Follow Your Saint,"
"The Little Boy Found," "Alone"
and "Almond Tree in a Bombed
City," will be sung by Mrs. Leslie
Eitsen, soprano, accompanied by
Digby Bell, pianist.
The final number on the pro-
gram is "Sonata for Violincello
and Piano" by Leslie Bassett, with
Mrs. Joan B. Lewis as soloist, ac-
companied by Mrs. Anita Bassett.
To Give Recital
Miss Elizabeth Thomas, a music
school student, will present an or-
gan recital at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow
in Hill Auditorium.
Her program will feature works
by Buxtehude, Vierne, Bach, in-
cluding his well-known G minor
Fantasy and Fugue, and the
"Chorale in B minor" by Cesar
NEWS V N
By JOHN FOLEY
The 500 inmates at the Jackson
State Prison get more of an educa-
tion than punishment, according
to a group of foreign students who
made an International Center
sponsored trip to the prison.
Whether a prisonor likes it or
not, the prison tries to give him
an education equivalent to the
sixth grade level, according to Gi-
ray Atator of Turkey.
* * *
IF HE IS already of sixth grade
level or higher, he gets a chance
to go as high as he can, through
special teachers, and on the col-
lege levels, through extension and
And the nice thing about it is
that the diplomas they receive
don't mention that they are
from prison schools, so when the
prisoner is freed, that's one
thing he doesn't have to worry
Impressed by the size, up-to-
-date provisions and safety fea-
tures of the prison, the student
tourers were impressed- that when
they visited the prison, only four
of them were allowed in at a time.
S** * *
ANOTHER IMPRESSION the
students received on their visit was
that the prisoner's interests are al-
ways the first concern of the of-
When he enters the prison, he
first sees : a counselor, who is
usually kept busy handling the
problems of about 42 men.
All during his prison career the
prisoner is kept in close contact
with his counselor, and it is usual-
ly because of his counselor that he
gets a parole, Atator observed.
Kemel Pengsritong, of Siam,
took notice of the possibilities
opened up to prisoners by the
teaching of any one of 90 trades
through training "on the job."
Results of this training are
manufactured goods sold to other
prisons. During World War II the
prisoners made army uniforms,
Loan Library To
Sell Old Textbooks
The Textbook Loan Library will
hold a sale of books at 1 p.m. Wed-
nesday, Rm. 1025 Angell Hall.
These textbooks are ones that
are no longer used in University
courses. However, they are good
reference books, especially for
those who have had a break in the
sequence of the courses.
The purpose of the Textbook
Loan Library is to furnish text-
books to those students who are
not able to buy their own. Proceeds
from this annual sale will be used
to acquire more books for the li-
I N S I DE-OUTS I DE I N F O-Defense Secretary Louis
Johnson, unlighted cigar in hand and trousers high over shoetops,
'talks with reporters from auto after conference on Korea.
PENNSYLVANIA'S 'MR. UN IVERSE'-Steve
Reeves, 24, of York, Pa., shows the tVophy he won in final of
"Mr. Universe" competition at London's Scala Theater.
Jack, five-month-old . bear cub
at London Zoo, has learned how
to. get the most out of things.
Here, after being fed, he licks
spoon used by the keeper. 9
W A R E N G I N E I N P E A C E-A DUKW is put into peacetime service at the French
coastal resort of Le Touquet where it ferries passengers from the beach for ten-minute trips.
Pat Torson, of Independence,
Wis., attends the women's tennis
championships at Wimbledon,
England, wearing sun dress with
a convertible shawl-scarf.r
T I D B I T C 0 N V E Y O R L I.N E - Elephants in the Frankfurt, Germany, Zoo, coax candy
from visiting children by laying their trunks on the edge of the outer wall of their arena.
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