THE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAF
Y, FEBRUARY 25, 1960
Services will be held here Tues-,
day, March 1, for Philip M. Blos-
som, 57, honorary curator of,
mammals of the University Mu-,
seum of Zoology, who died Feb. 22
in Orlando, Florida.
Blossom attended the University'
from 1929 to 1930. Soon after, he
became honorary associate curator
of mammals in the Museum of
He was appointed honorary cur-
ator in 1957, a post he held until
his death. Since 1950 he was also
a collaborator in the Laboratory
of Vertebrae Biology.
He personally financed expedi-
tions to numerous western states
during the 1930's and 1940's, and
the thousands of specimens he
collected on these trips are now a
part of the Museum collection.
Blossom was a member of the
Society of Systematic Zoologists,
Society of the Study of Evolution,
American Society of Mammalo-
gists, Ecological Society of Ameri-
ca, and the Wilson Ornithology
He also wrote many papers in
the fields of distribution, life his-
tories and classification of North
American mammals, collaborating
with Lee R. Dice, professor emeri-
tus of zoology, and Prof. William
H. Burt, curator of mammals at
the zoology museum.
Auditions for tenors and basses
to sing May Festival choral works
are now being held by Lester Mc-
Coy, conductor of the University
The Choral Union will perform
in two concerts at the May Festi-
val with the Philadelphia Orches-
tra. Members of the chorus are
extended courtesy passes for all
remaining concerts in the Union
series, and for the six May Festi-
Those interested should call the
University Musical Society, 8-7513,
or University extension 2118; or
see McCoy from 7 to 8:30 Tues-
days at rehearsal in Aud. A, Angell
Hall, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
DIAL No $-6416
Never Before has The.
Camera Dared To Focus. So
Intimately, So Revealingly!
Near East Investigation
By JEANNE WHITE
tory. "Little has been done on this
A professor at the University subject," he explained.
may well be occupied by a multi- "Therefore, in a course dealing
tude of activities, as is Prof. An- with it, I don't teach. I discuss
drew Ehrenkreutz of the Near problems with my students, and
Eastern studies department. I'm often assisted by them in my
His primary function is as research."
teacher Near Eastern studies Accumulates Data
where he is currently conducting a In this, the chief aspect of his
pro-seminar dealing with the research projects, Prof. Ehren-
"methodology of history," empha- kreutz is trying to accumulate ref-
sizing problems pertinent to Near erence data which would aid in
Eastern medieval history. "reconstructing the more prosaic
But his research activities are side of Near Eastern history."
focused on medieval economic his- "So far I have investigated the
Paul Bunyan and his big blue ox
"Babe" have once more come down
from their home in the North
woods to help the Foresters' Club
put on its annual Paul Bunyan
dance from 8 pm. to midnight on
Saturday in the League Ballroom.
An annual tradition at the Uni-
versity since 1937, the notable
feature about this dance is its in-
formality, Bill Webb, '61NR, said.
Couples have been requested to
year "lumberjack clothes" consist-
ing of blue jeans or khakis and
plaidl shirts for the men and plaid
shirts and skirts for the women.
In another room will be the
Malemute Saloon, which "boasts
the longest bar in the area." Prof.
Dow "MAglemute" Baxter of the
Natural Resources school will play
the, old piano in the saloon
throughout the evening.
Two bands have been provided
for the affair, Webb said. Mac-
Danforth's Orchestra will provide
the music for ballroom dancing
and the "jug band, consisting of
a group of natural resources stu-
dents, will play their special brand
of music for the entertainment
portion of the dance, he added.
Dean Ivan W. Parker of the
scholarship office will call a few
square dances from 8 until 9 p.m.
Each couple will be timed as
they saw through a log using a
two-handed cross-cut saw. Prizes
will be awarded to the winning
couple. Last year a couple from
Engineering school won.
Throughout this week, various
skills are being exhibited on the
Diagonal at noon and 1 p.m. Tick-
ets for the dance will be available
on the Diag at the same time from
any natural resources student and
at the door on Saturday.
The chairmen of the Republican
and Democratic State Central
Committee have recently lauded
the University's Institute on Parti-
san Politics which was held here
Democratic Chairman Neil
Staebler said over two-thirds of
the participants from his party
"greatly increased" their activity.
The course "had a widespread
beneficial effect upon public opin-
ion toward politics, has stimulated
greatly the interest in training
throughout the party."
Republican Chairman Lawrence
B. Lindemer said GOP participants
were enthusiastic about the pro-
ject. "From their ranks we have
several well-directed and well-
oriented workers in our party to-
day," he noted.
The project is credited with hav-
ing helped revitalize party activi-
ties in several counties and having
stimulated political training ac-
tivity among Republicans gener-
Sponsored jointly by the political
science department and the two
parties, the meeting was partially
supported by a Ford Foundation
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