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rA~r SIX


TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1954

Mailbox Books

Laubach Describes
Literacy Campaign


Sailors Hold

Rea tas

A little ingenuity, an insight
into student behavior and some
grey paint resulted in two mail-
boxes converted by the General
Library into a convenient place
to return books with a minimum
of effort.
The bottoms of the boxes, lbo-
eated at the front and side entranc-
es of the Main Library, are well-
padded with four inches of foam-

-Daily-Marj Crozier
rubber as a precaution againstj
damage to the books.
According to FredrickiL.rDim-
ock, Chief Circulation Librarian,
the boxes have been used exten-'
sively since their inception just
prior to the summer session.
The only limitation is with re-
gard to overdue books, unbound
material and phonograph records
which must still be returned in
the customary manner.

Retirement Doesn't Hurry
-Death Says Clark Tibbetts

Special to The ]Daily
MADISON-A conference of Af-
ghanistan students Friday heard
the Rev. Frank C. Lauback de-
scribe his literacy campaign in
their country and challenge them
to promote the adult education pro-
gram on their return.
The world-renowned literacy ex-
Open Today
First of the series of seven sem-
inars on the "Size, Shape and
Structure of Polymer Molecules"
will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
today in Rm. 3205 of the East
Engineering Bldg.
Two guest lecturers will be Turn-
er Alfrey, Jr., of the Dow Chemi-
cal Co. and Prof. L. M. Hobbs
of the chemical and metallurgical
ineering department.
Topic for today's discussion will
center around molecular weight.
Cragg Chairman
Prof. L. H. Cragg of the Mc-
Master University chemistry de-
partment in Hamilton who is a
visiting lecturer in the University's
chemical and metallurgical engi-
neering department will act as
semnar chairman.
Two guest lecturers will take
part in each seminar session and
a discussion period will follow.
The following six seminar ses-
sions will be held on successive
Tuesdays through Aug. 10.
They are part of the summer
session with joint sponsorship of
the chemical and metallurgical de-
partment, the Engineering Re-
search Institute and the Michigan
Memorial-Phoenix Project.
Meetings will be open without
charge to graduate students, sci-
entists and engineers who are in-
terested in the field. Polymer mol-
ecules a prominent subject in the
field of plastics.
Faculty Attends
Training Lab
Four University faculty persons
are staff members at the eighth
annual summer session of the Na-
t i o n a 1 Training Laboratory in
Group Development at Bethel, Me.
They are: Prof. Edward S. Bor-
din of the Department of Psycho-
logy; R. Frederick Christmann,
audio-visual consultant, Audio-Vi-
sual Center; Prof. Watson Dicker-
man, School of Education, and
Alvin Zander, program director,
Research Center for Group Dyna-
Sponsored by the National Edu-
cation Association and the Re-
search Center for Group Dynamics
at the University, the laboratory
was established in 1947 to aid those
individuals who are in positions
which necessitate directing or
working with groups of people ei-
ther in organizations or communi-

pert, who has taught an estimated
60,000,000 people to read their own
languages, spoke at the first Af-
ghan meeting held in this country.
Bringing together 35 of the 100
students here from the small Mid-
dle Eastern nation, the three-day
conference is sponsored by the
American Friends for the Middle
East and the University of Wis-
consin ISlamic Cultural Associa-
Teaches Simple Hebrew
Outlining the work he began in
SAfghanistan in 1950, Mr. Laubach
illustrated his techniques by rapid-
ly teaching the audience simple
Hebrew word combinations.
He related how the knowledge
of their native language is utilized
for newly literate peoples by a
series of parables on "Hussein the
Wise Man" who accomplishesman-
y things through books.
Some 90 parables have been de-
vised and translated into seven
languagestoshow people how to
improve their primitive food and
sanitation facilities and make other
Wide-Spread Literary Campaign
Originally a Congregationalist
minister, Mr. Laubach devised his
first literacy program in attempt.
minister, Mr. Laubach devised his
first literacy program in attempt-
ing to win the friendship of the
Moros in the Philippines in 1929
Since then he has carried his cam-
paign to 84 countries where he has
produced basic reading lessons in
249 languages.
Though he will celebrate his
seventieth birthday September 2,
he still carries on with a yearly
schedule that takes him overseas
for spring and part of the summer
and to the United States in the
autumn for a lecture series.
The remainder of his crowded
schedule is filled with writing and
administrative work.
Shortly after his work in the
Philippines gained recognition a-
mong other missionaries and liter-
acy' experts, the World Literacy
Committee was created to advance
the campaign in all parts of the
Bizarre Adventures
Mr. Laubach's own travels with
literacy teams have yielded a se-
ries of bizarre adventures. One
grateful Moro assassin was so
thankful for the instruction that
he told the minister that anyone
he requested could be killed.
Greaest success in the campaign
has been gained in Brazil, Rev.
Laubach feels, while the most dif-
ficult project thus far has been in
A native of Pennsylvania, the
literacy crusader keeps a modest
New York apartment to return ti
to in between travels. He gained
his education at Princeton, the
Union Theological Seminary and
Columbia University.
Bahai Talk
Slated Today
Dick Maines will speak on the
Bahai World Faith, a talk and dis-
cussion of the renewal of civiliza-
tion at 8:15 p.m. today at 1400
Granger Ave.


Recently Ann Arbor played host to a group of students from
various Midwestern colleges and universities, each with an interest
in a rapidly-growing inter-collegiate competition, dinghy racing.
Sailing Club members 'from Purdue, Fenn, Oberlin, Baldwin-
Wallace, Bowling Green, and University of Detroit participated in
the area "D" eliminations for the Midwest Dinghy Championships
which were held at Purdue University.
These series of races, or regattas, are sponsored by the Midwest
Collegiate Sailing Association and are held at various schools through-
out Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan.
Participating students spend a week-end of sailing, rehashing
the races and exchanging stories of past regattas.
The regatta itself is set up with an "A" and a "B" division,
each school having skippers and crew for both divisions. There are
as many races run in each division as there are schools participating
(that is, twice as many races as number of schools).
After each pair of races, there is a change in boats, thereby
giving every school the opportunity of sailing in every boat in both
"A" and "B" divisions.
Points are given on the basis of one for starting, and one for every
boat beaten.
Rules set up by the North American Yacht Racing Association,
used by racing enthusiasts throughout the country, are closely fol-
Always present are a race chairman who insures accurate timing
and fair starts, and a protest committee to make decisions when a
violation of a racing rule is involved.
The races are sailed on a triangular course, the setting of which
is also the job of the race chair-
Many of the regattas held in
the spring are eliminations for
the national dingy championships
which are held each June in Cali-
Various other regattas are the
Women's championships ind the
Big Ten Championships, which are
held annually.

Retirement does not hasten
death, accordin to Clark Tib-
betts, chairman of the committee
on aging,, and geriatrics of the
U.S. Department of Health, Edu-
cation and Welfare.
As opening speaker at the three-
day seventh annual conference on
aging, he declared that retirement
means only that the person is
switching from one job to another.
44'However, finding this new ac-
tivity, whether it be in the enjoy-
Prof. Murray Fowler, chairman
of the University of Wisconsin
Comparative philology and lin-
guistics department will discuss
"The Isolation of the, Morpheme"
at 7:30 p.m. today in Rackham
Assembly Hall.
Prof. Herbert H. Paper of the
Near Eastern Studies department
will talk on "The Dialects of Ela-
mite" at the Linguistic Luncheon
scheduled for 12:10 p.m. tomorrow
in the League.
Both Lectures are sponsored by
the Linguistic Institute.
Prof. A. Craig Baird of the Iowa
ment will address the second 1954
Summer Session assembly of the
speech department at 3 p.m. to-
morrow in Rackham Amphithea-
He will discuss "Problems of
Responsible Communication."
Discussion of "The Dead-Sea
Scrolls and Biblical Research" will
open the University's lecture series
on "Studies in Near Eastern Cul-
ture" at 4 p.m. tomorrow in Audi-
torium B, Angell Hall.
One of the world's leading ar-
chaeologists, Prof. William F. Al-
bright will open the series under
the auspices of the U-M Depart-
ment of Near Eastern Studies. He
is professor of Semitic languages
at The Johns Hopkins University.
Professor Albright will speak on
"Recent Exacavations in South
Arabia" thursday. Both public
talks will be illustrated.
Prof. Albright holds a Doctor of
Philosophy degree from The John
Hopkins University, 1916; Doctori
Hebrew Languages, Jewish Theolo-
gical Seminary, 1936; Doctor of
Theology, University of Utrecht,
(Neterlands), 1936 and Doctor of
Laws, Boston College, 1947. 1

ment of travel, adult education or
in public service, often is what
causes difficulty, for there is not
one shred of scientific evidence
that retirement itself hastens
death," he explained.
Guilty Non-Workers
"Our present senior citizens
have grown up in a social climate
focused on work and they feel
guilty when they aren't working."
"As a consequence these persons,
uncertain why the added years
have been handed them, often be-
come confused, depressed, with-
drawn and bitter toward society.
It is this attitude which may has-
ten some mental and physical de-
terioration," Tibbetts explained.
"It is a paradox," he comment-
ed, that when we get this leisure
time in later years, something no
other culture has had, we don't
know what to do with it."
Predicts Longer Life
Predicting a further extension
of life past the average age of 70,
he said older persons were going
to continue to become increasingly
important and valuable members
of society "if we can develop a so-
cial climate of leisure."
"This would be a climate in
which older persons look forward
to a time when they can find sat-
isfaction in arts, crafts, adult edu-
cation or increased active interest
in bettering our governments and
our civilization. . "The problem,
however, still is to get these per-
sons to feel that in doing these
things they are using their time
Tibbetts' talk is the only major
one scheduled for the conference.
Dunham Writes
French History
Development of the industrial
revolution in France recently has
been traced by a University of
Michigan faculty member in his
book "La Revolution Industrielle
en France (1815-1848)."
Prof. Arthur L. Dunham of the
history department aims in his
book to interpret the French in-
dustrial revolution by evidence
from eye witness reports, when-
ever possible.
An American historian who has
lived in France many years and
knows the country and its people,j
in peace and war, Prof. Dunham
explained that he believes "the
Industrial Revolution in France
can only be understood through
a knowledge of French geography,
life and thought."

In the fall, eliminations are held
for the Timme Angsten Regatta
which is sailed during Thanksgiv-
ing vacation in Belmont Harbor in
The University Sailing Club was
founded by a group of Naval Ar-
chitecture students in 1939 and
shortly afterwards became an all-
campus organization. The club re-
cently moved its ten dinghies from
Whitmore Lake to Base Line Lake,
about seventeen miles northwest
of Ann Arbor.
They also have plans for build-
ing a combined club and boat house
for winter storage of the boats.
Finding sailing an excellent
form of relaxation, sailing club
members can be seen on the lake
almost evory week-day afternoon
during the spring, and engaged
in inter-club racing Saturdays
and Sundays.



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