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John L. Geiger Dead... Four evenings after he had attended the Music School Alumai Dinner on June 11 (see cut), Joba L. (Jack) Geiger, retired assisant professor of ‘music, was found dead in the University Apartments, where he had moved from Indianapolis when the University opened the apartment houses early in 1949. Coroner Robert E. Lyons, BS'26, MD28, listed the |ause of death as heart trouble and ced that Professor Geiger had died on Tudeday evening. Professor Geiger, who taught at Indi- ana from 1911 uncil 1938, was an author. ity on opera and Wagneriaa opera espe- ally and a nationally known figure in ‘music criticism and feaching On cam- us he was one of tHe best known teach- ers and so populaf that many scudents thought they had slr really been graduat. ced unless they ad taken a course with A man/who bas been to Europe 25 times 10 pear opera {including the last trip mad} last year, the number had risen man with an unbounded sense rofesior Geiger is distinguish. classes. His frequent anecdotes have greaber appeal because of bis extensive acquaistanceship among the great of the music/world. With an eye quick t0 discern sbam and bypocrisy, be frequently puts fime-bonored. traditions “on she pan.” His pioneerjig in music appreciation included for she first cime in the United States the use of the radio as a medium of bringing’ great music into the class- 00m. On/his trips to Europe he always took groufs of students to hear opera and symphony abroad, and these trips con- tinued though his retired years as he went co Ca erica, and Eu- rope to listen to his fhvorite form of ‘music, the opera. Professor Geiger ty Cincinnati College of studied ar the fusi, at che Lam- many. He wrote/duting his teaching career Music Appreciation, Outline on Dean Emeritus Winfred B. Merrill under whom Professor Geiger did most Of his ceachidg, spoke the final and best epitaph: “. /. the students liked him.” Said the [Indianapolis News: “He be- lieved in youth and the furure . . . he ‘won the affection of all who knew him 10 Geiger « for a tegeber, the best epitaph kind of teacher who his pupils with the desire co learn.” Tool for Scholars . . . Taking a step to expand in the field ‘of publications, University trustees have cesublished the Indiana University Press, & book publishing division similar to those in most of the country’s larger schools, and brought in two new men, Bernard B. Pecry to direct the Press and Robert L. Mossholder to direct other of: ficial publications of che University, In announcing the formation of the Press, President Wells explained its aim “The Press will be an ultimate expression of the influence of the University in scientific and intellectual publishing. While thoroughly aware of its primary function—thac of publishing the results of scholarly research—the Press will make cevery effort to balance its program with books in all fields of learning wkich will appeal ro the intelligent general reader. ‘The Press will endeavor to extend the University’s reaching and research be- yond the library, laboratory, and class oom, thus performing a function of a university peculiarly important in a democracy. "An available tool for scholars, the Press hopes to serve as a stimulus to a higher standard of achievement both in academic production and interpretative presentation. While its interest will be wide, the Press is particularly concerned with the promotion of regional culture and literature in the Midwescern area. “The Press will devore it list to books of outstanding scholarly end_ literary merit and maintain in print those booky which are essential for continual tation in the advancement of learning" Director Perry, a graduate of Harvaeg who has served in executive, edito and sales posts with New York publish ing houses for the past 14 years, has af. ready taken over his work on the cam Publications Director Mossholder, Ne- braska graduate, comes from the Univer, sity of Omaha, where he has been dizectoy of general printing and information since 1941, Previously he had had experience as reporter, editor, and publisher in Ne braska and for the past year has been as, sociate editor of College Public Relation Quarterly. Album Ready by Fall . . . ‘The anticipated record album of the University’s five més popular songs, de. layed from its spheduled release at Com. ‘mencement owing to production difficul ties, will be cfenpleted and ready for sale some time ts fall Orders forthe album will continue\o be taken for the fall der LU. by Joe T. Giles, AB'94, AM02; In- diana, Our Indiana by Rhsell P. Harker, LLB'13; Chimes of 1 Carmichael, LLB26, Symphony Rand, and the Brass Choie will press tha records under the direction of Music's Diag Wilfred C. Bain with William A. has made spe- cial arrangements of the) songs and will direct the music school groups, Charles F. Keen, assistant ert H. Lee, AB39, director, as writer Lamar Crask, ‘51, of British Broadcasting Company, as nar raror. The Recéeded Publications Com in, N.J, which has made for Yale, Colgate, Hamil- ton, Kansas/and Mississippi, will make the records, rector E. Ross Bartley, Bookstore Manager Earl The June, 1950