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January 31, 1919 - Image 5

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That the new library wil be ready
for christening when the class of '23
enters the University now seems evi-
dent from the progress made on the
inside, which is taking on a finished
aspect and rivals the outside in im-
pressiveness. The most imposing
part is the main reading room on the
second foor.,
It extends the length of the building
on the north, is encompassed on the
north, east and west ends by long.
windows, extending to within six feet
of the floor. It is covered by an arch-
ed semi-circular ceiling of ornamen-
tal plaster. Each of the ornaments
wvas made separately. Four men made
eight large ones a day, one man made
eight small ones a day, then it took
eight men five weeks to place the en-
tire ceiling.
Paintings Moved from U. Hall
At either end of the room, over the
east and west windows, there are
semi-circular spaces where -will be
placed two paintings by Gary Melch-
ers, "The Arts of Peace" and "The
Arts of War." These have been in Uni-
versity hall but will be taken into the
new library, where they will show up
to much better advantage.


This main reading room leads off
the main corridor, where the desk is
located. The stacks are back of that,
where they now are, and more will
be built where the temporary reading
room is situated. In connection with
the desk is a book carrier. This is
an automatic arrangement, with
pockets for books, and will carry
books from the stacks to any part
of the building. If the trip is set,
the book will be deposited at the
desk. If it is not, the book will trav-
el to the readingroom, andabe slid
out there. In the rooms at the
right and left of the desk are the of-
fices of the head librarian and other
officials of the library. These rooms
are partitioned in with the oak finish
that is used throughout.
Elevators Go to Top Floors
On the first floor are study and
periodical rooms which lead off the
main hall, done in marble. From the
first floor, one may walk up the wide{
marble steps with iron railings or
ride in an elevator up to the three
floors above. On the third and
fourth floors there are lecture and
seminary rooms. There will be a desk
for the distribution of books to the
seminary students similar to the ar-
rangement in the old library. There
is also a freight elevator going up
to the fourth floor. I
Much of the plaster work and
most of the cabinet work is still
to be done, and all the lights in-
stalled, but the building is well on
the way to completion
With a view to keeping some of the
motors and automobile equipment for
use in the auto course that may be in-
stituted soon in connection with the
engineering college, all the apparatus
that was used by the men of Section.
B of the S. A. T. C. is stored on the
campus. The University has not de-
cided yet just how much of it will be
required but his will be decided with-
in the next few days according to
John C. Christensen of the purchasing
department. The equipment consists
of about 20 motors and 10 chassis,
which are the property of the Univer-
sity. There is also one of the new 12-
cylinder Liberty aviation motors which
was sent here by the government for
training the army men who were here.
The University hopes to be able to re-
tain this motor as it would be a great
addition to their outfit.
Those who advertise in The Mich-
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Advertise in The Daily.-Adv.

Yuletide Finds
125 thon Rhine
While American families were
peacefully eating their Christmas'
dinners at home, Major A. H. Gansser
and his men of the 125t5h infantry,
comprising troops from eastern
Michigan, were likewise enjoying a
Yuletide repast on the banks of the
Boys Prepare for Christmas
The dpy before Christmas these
soldiers of Uncle Sam could be seen
breath and songs when the woman of
the house invited them down stairs to
the farhily dining room. Here each
soldier had a plate of cookies and
fruit, all his own, and the seven chil-
dren of the family sang the old Christ-!
mas carols of the Fatherland, so dif-
ferent in tone from the actuality of
war and devastion.
Americans Guests of Day
"Similar celebrations were held in
every home. Everywhere there was
real joy that the war was over and
the loved ones were back at home on
this day of family days. Always the
American soldier was the guest, and
it helped wonderfully over the hours
of the year when human hearts crave
most for loved ones and home fire-
.Hope to Be Home in 1919
"Christmas, 1916, found us at El
Paso, on the Rio Grande. Christmas,
1917, we were at Waco, Tex., and
Christmas, 1919, we hope to spend
with our loved ones in Michigan."
"They were just rur.ning out of
carrying well-shaped fir and spruce
trees to the houses and public build-
ings in which they were quartered
out on the front. Then they spent a
great part of their Christmas eve
trimming and decorating the trees.
Songs First; Then Eats
Major Gansser gives the following
description of their celebrations on
the afternoon of Dec. 25:
"In the men's assembly hall the men
of the Detroit battalion headquarters
.gathered around one of the beautiful
trees and sang many good old songs,
including the American ballads of this
war. Then came the Christmas carols
and as there are some good singers
in this detachment of .battalion scouts,
runners, and snipers, the melody was
The Daily at your door every morn-
Ing, $2.50 until June.-Adv.

Pinchot Attacks Politics of Penrose
New York, Jan. 30.-In an open let-
ter to Senator Penrose of Pennsyl-
vania, Senator Gifford Pinchot calls
the former a liability to the Republic-
an party. Mr. Pinchot goes on to say
that Mr. Penrose represents the, worst
type of politics in America and that
his candidacy for head of the senate
committee on finance endangers the
success of the Republican party in

their springtime songs. of 1919 in the timber line. Tin
A lover of nature at Williamsburg branches, tipped with small but full
brought to Altoona cuttings from formed leaves are growing from th
alder bushes showing the first growth parent stem.


Chicago;, Jan. 30. - "Government
control and ownership of railroads
in Germany should be a warning to
Americans considering the, govern-
ment operation of the United States
railroads," says Harry H. Merrick,
president of the Chicago Association
of Commerce. "Germany was built
up on the real theory of government
downright control and operation of
everything, including. the men them-
selves. That is the' reason that
Germany failed, because the individ-
uality of her manhood had been de-
"Now," he continues, "I do not be-
lieve that our American people, when
they understand this problem, will
ever willingly face government owner
ership and operation of basic indus-
tries. That would in time give the
President, the one head, and all-ab-
sorbing power. Speaking personal-
ly, I think it would be a disaster to
allow congress to retain the adminis-
tration of the railroads for any long-
er period than the 21 months.
"Would it not be practical to cre-
ate a new system of'railroad admin-
istration upon the underlying princi-
ple of the Federal Reserve Bank
"The new system of railroad admin-
istration would include: A Federal
Railroad board, corresponding to the
Federal Reserve board, and Federal.
Railroad corporations, corresponding
to the Federal Reserve Banks.
"This board would be appointed by
the President, with a proper cab-
inet officer as member ex-officio."
Sees Spring Approaching in Penn.
Altoona, Pa., Jan. 30.-Spring is just
around the corner, judging from signs
hereabouts. Here are three:,
Bluebirds have made their appear-
ance and weather sharps are predict-
ing a quick finish of wintry weather.
Robins have been heard caroling


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Indirect Light System Used
There will be but two long tables,
each half the length of the room. A
lighting system, wired from below the
tables, will give light the length of
them. There are no lights in the ceil-
ing, but from the top of the stacks
along the wall lights reflect diagonally
to the ceiling and are shot back again.,
At the ends of the room lights similar1
to those in Hill auditorium will throw
light on. the two paintings over the
Heating System Installed
The room is heated by radiators
along the north side. These radia-
tors will be partitioned in, and heat-
ed by the central heating plant, then
air, from blowers in the building, will
be blown across them, heated, and al-
lowed to circulate through the top,
and also through a grating along the
front of them. At one end of the radi-
ators is an automatic steam valve reg-
ulated by a thermostat, which will
keep the-heat constant. An air vacuum
is attached to the other end. This
carries off the dead air, and the con-
densation of 'steam.
In the stacks along the wall will be i
the encyclopedias and dictionaries as
they were in the old building.

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