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WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 195 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE THREE

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NORWEGIAN PROFESSOR:
World Educational Leader Visits'U'

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

By ELSIE KUFFLER
As a member of the Norwegian

* * *

government-3n-exile during World
War II and one of the originators
of UNESCO, Prof. Alf Sommerfelt
of the University of Oslo brings a
background of experience to the
local campus.
On campus to give a series of
lectures on linguistics, the quiet,
unassuming Norwegian professor
will go to the State Department in
Washington, D. C., at the end of
his lecture series. Later, he will
return to the University of Oslox
where he is Dean of the College of
Letters.
a* *
PROF. SOMMERFELT related
calmly his escape to. London with
the king and government in 1940
when Hitler attacked Norway.
Describing how the govern-
ment-in-exile set up an army,
navy and air force at the same
time keeping close contact with
the Norwegian underground
movement, the tall, reserved pro-
fessor proudly explained that
when the Germans surrendered
in Norway, 40,000 Norwegians
underground troops were on
hand to help the allies.
As director general of the min-
istry of education in Norway's gov-
ernment-in-exile, Prof. Sommer-
felt conferred with. educational
authorities from fellow govern-
ments-in-exile in London.

The Daily Official Bulletin is as
official publication of the University
of Michigan for which the Michigan
Daily assumes no editorial responsi-
bility. Publication in it is construc-
tive notice to all members of the
University. Notices should 'be sent in
TYPEWRITTEN form to Room 3510
Administration Building before 3 p.m.
the day preceeding publication (be-
fore 11 a.m. on Saturday).

College of Education. 3:00 pam., Rack-
ham Amphitheater.
Popular Arts in America. "Paper-
Bound Books and the Public Taste."
Freeman Lewis, executive vice-president,
Pocket Books, Inc. 4:15 p.m., Auditorium
A, Angell Hall.
Lecture. Social Psychological Research
in India, by Dr. H. P. Maiti. Professor,
of the ;University of Patna. Auditorium
C, Angell Hall, 4 p.m.
Academic iNotices

Hall. Mr. R. Read will talk on Quasi-
Projective Geometry.
Concerts
Student Recital: Dorothy Skinkle,
pianist, will present a recital in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for the
(Continued on Page 4)

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 1953
VOL. LXIII, No. 25-S
Tices
Veterans eligible for education and
training allowance under Public Law
550 (Korea G.I. Bill), whether they have
received Certificate for Education and
Training, (VA Form 7-1993) or not must
sign Monthly Certification of Train-
ing, VA Form 7-1996a, in the Office of
Veterans' Affairs, 555 Administration
Building, between July 31 and August
6. For the convenience of those veter-
ans whose Sumer Session classes end
August 1, 1953 the Office of Veterans'
Affairs will be open the morning of
Saturday, August 1 from 8 a.m. to 12
noon.
August Graduates in Engineering.
A representative of Babcock & Wilcox
Company, Barberton, Ohio, Division,
will interview August Mechanical, In-
dustrial, Electrical, Civil Engineering
graduates and others available for em-
ployment, Wednesday, July 29, in Room
226 West Engineering Building. Please
sign the interview schedule posted on
the bulletin board at 225 West Engi-
neering Building.
A representative from the Walled
Lake Public Schools will be in our of-
fice at ten o'clock on Thursday, July
30. He will be interested in teachers
of English, Chemistry, Geometry, Ju-
nior High School Science and Mathe-
matics, and a goodly number of ele-
mentary teachers. Interested candidates
should contact the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 3528 Administration Biulding,
telephone 3-1511, Ext. 489.

-Daily-Lon Qui

PROF. ALF SOMMERFELT
. .. Norwegian delegate to UNESCO

a * *

* *

ed the UNESCO foi' its erection I PROF. SOMMERFELT express-.

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IT WAS during this period that
UNESCO was formed with Prof.
Sommerfelt as the chairman of
the committee preparing its or-
ganization.
A member of the executive
board of UNESCO for six years,
Prof. Sommerfelt explained that
its most important contributions'
have been in international edu-
cation," the help given to un-
derdeveloped countries in, both
general and higher education."
Prof. Sommerfelt also commend-

of scientific. collaboration offices
where scientists show those in local
regions new scientific methods.
* * *
IMPROVED communication be-
tween scientists throughout the
world is due in some part to UN-
ESCO, according to Prof. Sommer-
felt.
As secretary-general of the
International Organization of
Linguists, Prof. Sommerfelt is
especially interested in the Cel-
tie, Caucasian, and Scandina-
vian languages.
He cited UNESCO's part in lin-
guistics as sponsoring a bibliog-
raphy of everything published in
linguistics all over the world and
setting up of special research pro-
Jects into the nature of relations
between language and culture.

ed a great interest in the organiza-
tion of the University because he
might wish to use it as a model on
which to base the reorganization
of the now continental European-
type University of Oslo.
Speaking of student life at the
University of Oslo, Prof. Som-
merfelt said Norwegian students
"are fond of sailing in the Fjord"
and also go, skiing frequently in
the nearby mountains.
"Students are represented at all
faculty meetings where things of
interest to them are discussed," he
said
In this way the faculty is trying
to cure Norwegian students of a
shyness which, according to Prof.
Sommerfelt, is noticed by Ameri-
can professors visiting the Univer-
sity of Oslo.

There will be a meeting in the Schor-
ling Auditorium, University High School,
at 4:00 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon,
July 29, for all candidates interested in
positions now or in the future.
Lectures
WEDNESDAY. JULY 29 -
Linguistic Luncheon Meeting. "Some
Observations on the Old Persian Writ-
ing System," Herbert H. Paper, Assist
ant Professor of Near Eastern Languages.
12:10 p.m., dining room, Michigan
League.
Speech Assembly. "The Meeting-
Ground of Speech Science and Speech
Arts," Wilbur E. Moore, Chairman, De-
partment of Speech, Central Michigan

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