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?TlE MIGliIANIi AILY

THURSDAY, ,ACT 30y

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)NSOIR, HASTA, LLUEGO:
Language Students Converse Constantly'

By MARY LEE DINGLER
The cardboard signs pasted on
the wall of a League house at 902
Baldwin issued two unusualtulti-
matums, Parlez Francais and
Hablemos Espanol.
Although these signs might at
first confuse the uninitiated visi-
tor, he would soon discover that
he hadimerely stumbled into an
interesting experiment.
And if he were to make a re-
turn trip at some future date, he
wouldn't be startled if one of the
houses' nineteen occupants greet-
ed him with a cheerul salutatian
such as Buenas Dias, or Bon
Jour.
Foreign Language, Program
By this time he would be aware
of the fact that the girls at 902
are there for the pt.rpose of prac-
ticing the conversational art in a
foreign langu:,ge.
This special summer language
program, which is sponsored by
the romance language department,
is designed to aid enyr nc interest-
ed in increasing proficiency at a
foreign language.
Student= Are Enthusiastic
There is little acubt that the
students take advantage of this
unique opportunity to work and
practice together.
In fact they have even divided
their residenceinto. twosections.
The Spanish group lives on the
second floor while those girls who
are struggling with French idioms
converse on the floor above.
Two Language Assistants
However, two of the residents
at 902 are experiencing no diffi-
culties as far as French and Span-
ish conversation is concerned:
Marlene Estevez and Elisabeth
Jauvier hold the position of lan-
guage assistants, business mana-
gers and directors at this unique
summer home.
Both girls are here on fellow-
ships, and both contend that they
enjoy their jobs.
Proud of Progress
Miss Estevez who is from Ar-
gentina and a graduate of the
University of Buenos Aires pointed
with pride to the progress of her
group. "They speak Spanish all
the time," she commented, "why
they even come home from their
dates and discuss the evening's
events in the language."
"I've heard some of the girls in
my group speaking French even
when they didn't know I was lis-
tening," Miss Jauvier continued.
A graduate of the University of
Poitiers, she agreed that the groups
had already made considerable
progress.
The reasons the girls gave for;

LINGUISTS-Four residents of 902 Baldwin relax as they discuss
the* day's events in French and Spanish.

joining the groups varied. One was
participating because she had vis-
ited France last year and didn't
want "to get too rusty."
Strictly Informal
Jean Fry, '56, summed up a
popular feeling concerning the ex-
periment. "I think the experience
the students are getting is won-
derful," she commented, "we have
so many wonderful every day sit-
uations to converse in and the
strained formality of the class-
room is completely absent," she
concluded.
Another student, Anne Williams,
thought that living with the group
"is more like fun than work and

the next best thing to actually vis-
iting the country."
Dining and Diction
Besides eating together, the
girls often gather around the pi-
ano in the evening to sing French
and Spanish songs. They also have
the use of a phonograph and rec-
ords given to them by the-romance
language department, so they are
sure of spinning platters that have
the correct pronunciation.
The entire program, usually of-
fered only during the Summer Ses-
sion, has been received with such
enthusiasm that it is expected to
be continued during the coming
semester.

New Series
Initiated
By WUOM
WUOM, the campus FM radio
station, is presenting a special ser-
ies of programs during the sum-
mer on the history of the state of
Michigan.
In addition to carrying all
speeches and panel discussions of
the special Summer Session series
about Michigan, WUOM is also
planning to inaugurate a new dra-
matic series entitled "To Make
Men Free."
To Begin Tomorrow
Beginning tomorrow and every
Friday thereafter, this series will
bring to the listeners throughout
the state, the history of a Michi-
gan Civil War regiment in action.
The story will be narrated as
though it were written by a free-
lance on the scene reporter.
Accuracy Check
To insure the accuracy of the
scripts to be used in the series,
the materials have been checked
by F. Clever Bald of the Michigan
Historical Collections and Civil
War scholar Edward E. Bartell.
Members of the staff have also
made trips to the various battle-
fields as preparation for this ser-
ies.
Rebroadcasts Scheduled
WUOM will also rebroadcast two
of their past award winning pro-
grams "Red Man in Michigan," a
documentary series of the folk-
lore, music and history of the In-
dians of Michigan, will be present-
ed at 8 p.m. every Monday. "Mi-
chigan 2000 AD," a review of the
state's future in industry and ag-
riculture, will follow at 8:15 p.m.
Available on Tape
These programs will all be avail-
able on tape for the use of other
radio stations, as are most of the
features of WUOM. At the present
time, one of these taped shows,
"They Fought Alone," a series on
academic freedom, is being car-
ried on the Voice of America,
Three Students
Receive Grants
Three Japanese students at the
University are among thirty Jap-
anese students studying in the
United States who have been
awarded Japan Society fellow-
ships for another year of study in
this country.
Kiyoto Egusa, on leave from the
Kochi University's education de-
partment, will continue her studies
in methods of teaching English in
the University's English Language
Institute.
t'oshiko Kasahara will study so-
ciology and a masters degree in
mathematics.
Hiroshi Wagatsuma will contin-
ue to study social anthropology at
the University.
The grants are made to out-
standing Japanese students in-
tending graduate work in the Uni-
ted States for an additional year.
The 30 recipients were chosen from
300 applicants.
Twenty-two of the 30 plan to
enter the teaching profession
when they return to Japan.
Given on the basis of individual
nd~f thnv c+^jIA@''OA

In

Anm

Arbor.

During the Suemmer; Here
Are Five Ways To Survive

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There's an old saying among
Ann Arbor folk that goes some-
thing like, "If you don't like the
weather in Ann Arbor, stick
around for fifteen minutes and
it'll change."
This caustic appraisal of the
area's weather is apropos for fall,
winter and spring students, for
when they are here, it can rain
anytime, and often does.
In the summer, to be able to
observe a fickleness in the weath-
er would be a blessing, for when
Ann Arbor gets hot, it stays hot,
and the saying is tucked into
mothballs until fall.
Willow Run's weatherman ad-
mitted a high of 87 yesterday and
promised near 90 degrees with
more humidity for today. Thun-
dershowers he predicted for to-
night, but no relief from tle heat.
Students who failed to get out
to the beach yesterday and be'
came increasingly aware of Ann
Arbor's greatest lack, a lake, be-
cause of car trouble or no-car
trouble, need not fear the passing
of beach weather until tomorrow.
The weatherman looked in his
sweat-covered crystal ball and
discovered an approaching cold
front which is due tomorrow aft-
ernoon.

It

Sizzles

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FOUR NO TRUMP, AND FIVE NOT STUDYING

WPAG-TV To Resume It's
Re ,,,lar Sched,,le Tomonriro ,

The University of Michigan is
resuming its regular broadcasting
schedule on WPAG-TV, tomorrow.
The programs will offer inter-I
views with people from the com-
munity and from the University,I
and discussions about important
and interesting events going on in
and around Ann Arbor.
As a special feature, the summer
series of broadcasts will highlight
the activities of the Department of
Recreation of Ann Arbor. The
scripts will be written, produced,

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directed and performed entirely
by students as part of their labor-
atory work in radio and television
classes.
Guests on "Dateline Ann Arbor,"
presented from 6:45 until 7:00 p.m.
will be Mr. Lou H. Hollway, Direc-
tor of the Department of Recrea-
tion of Ann Arbor and Mr. Walter
Gillett, the assistant director. They
will discuss the summer plans of
the department.
"Studio Sampler," from 7:30 un-
till 8:00 p.m. will feature arts proj-
ects sponsored by the community
of Ann Arbor by the School of Ar-
chitecture and Design of the Uni-
versity. Special guests on the pro-
gram will be Miss Lucille Newland,
Mrs. Martha Davis, Mrs. John Wie-
gel, and Miss Gina Hared.
"Sports Parade," presented from
8:00 until 8:15 p.m. will feature
a roundlup of the summer sports
activities of some of the Universi-
ties' athletic stars.
SPECIAL ON
PERMANENTS
Our better permanents reduced
for this two-week event.
" .*$20 permanent .... $15.00
0 $15 permanent .... $12.50
* $12.50 permanent . . $10.00
* $10 permanent...... $8.50

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