THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, AIAUCH ° 9, 192),'
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1928
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of
the University. Copy received by the Assistant to the President until
3:.30 p. m. (11:30 a. m. Saturday.)
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FRIDAY, MARCH 9.
Professor Chancey Juday, of the University of Wisconsin, will speak
the subject "Recent Aspects of Linnology,"'Friday, March 9, at 4:15 p.m.,
the Natural Science Auditorium. The public is cordially invited.
F. E. Robbins.
Dean Virginia C. Gildersleeve of Barnard College will lecture on "Inter
national Friendship Through University Women" at 4:15 p.m., Monday
March 12, in the Natural Science Auditorium. The public is cordially in
F. E. Robbins.
The Transportation Library has now reached such proportions, as to b
able to fur ish in a considerable degree of completeness source material fo
research in engineering, economic and historical subjects. For the rest o
this school year the Library in addition to being open during the day wil
be open every Monday to Friday night inclusive from 7 to 10 p.m.
John S. Worley.
LITTLE ADDS FOURTH INTEREST-MICE-TO ODNARY CONCERNS
OF UIVESIT PRSIDNT FR SUDETSALUNILANDLAD IES~
The uninitiated might suspect that One of the most interesting exper- Produces Spotted Mice
the principal concerns of a Univer- iments performed on the mice in re- second interesting experiment
cent months is the one in which the along the same lines is the one being
. sity president would be students, .carried on in connection with the
alumni, and landladies; but the un- X-ray is used in investigating the ef- inheritance of spotting on the mice.
n initiated would be wrong in the case feet of the X-ray upon embryo m !c". lt is possible, by careful adherencel
n of at least one such official-Presi- When a mother mouse has been X to certain policies of mating, to pro-
(dent Clarence Cook Little- and to rayed in this experiment, it has been duce whole families as regularly
his list of three he would have to found that a portion o the embryo is spotted as various breeds of cattle.
add a fourth-mice. nearly always broken down, with the The process has no connection with
It is rarely realized that President result that the little mouse has a the inheritance of disease, being
- Little, holder of high scientific de- club foot or blind eye or some other merely a distribution of chemical ele-
, grees, was a biologist long before he defec. amerts, but it is in one of these fain-
- dertook the responsibility of run- X-Ray Affects Einihryo ilies that Dr. Little discovered one
ning a great, university, and it is still The explanation advanced for thislof the prides of his collection- a
more seldom realized that even nor, fact is the theory that the X-ray mouse with hydrosephale. This dis-
in the spare moments which offer breaks down a portion of the blood ease, it seems, which is nothing more
e themiselves, the President finds time vessels in the embryo, causing an than water on the brain, occurs not
r to return to his mice, and to con- imperfect formation which is respon- infrequently in human beings, and
tinue the investigations in cancer! sible for the defect in the mouse babies born with the affliction sel-
i and eugenics which he had long ago born. dom live. If such persons do live, I
undertaken. Large numbers of these embryos they are hopeless idiots, for a large
Studies Mice Diseases have been removed, and when dis- part of the portion which should be
More than 46,000 mice and their sected and mounted on iicroscopic their brain is nothing but water. The
diseases are catalogued in the files slides (by a process perfected by Dr. mouse possessed by the President is
0 of President Little, with their re- Carl Huber, now dean of the Gradu- one of the few hydrosephalitic animals
cords running back to 1909. At the ate School) the imperfections can be in existence, and it is hoped to dis-
present time there are more than viewed in minute detail. The vari- cover something of real value con-
2,000 living animals in the laborator- ous defects which would result in cerning the nature of the disease froni
ies here, and with these tiny do- blindness or some similar defect in research performed upon it.
n dents problems of human signifi- the complete mouse appear on thesei Still another experiment being car-
- canoe are worked out, much as might miscroscopic slides as mere spots. ried on in the Presidents laboratories
be done with long case records of These spots are all being investi- I is the one in which brothers and
human beings themselves. gated, and may have some definite ' sisters among the mice have been
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o'clock, in Room 110 of the Library. There will be no cards sent.
Summer Employmen :
Mr. Clayton M. Crosier, representing the Buxton-Westerman Co., will be i
Lane Hall Friday and Saturday of this week from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m., to in
terview 'students interested in summer work.
J. A. ursley.
The 9 o'clock Section on Friday meets in 212 Angell Hall.
Geology 31-Laboratory Sections:
The makeup examination on the minerals will be given Saturday morning,
March 10, at 10 o'clock in Rcom 3055 N.S.
D. H. Chapman.
La Rue's Discussion Group:
A meeting will be held Friday, March 9, at 3 p.m., in Room 1139 Natural
Carl D. La Rue.
The next regular meeting will be held Tuesday evening at 7:30 in Room
303 Chemistry Building. Mr. F. E. Bibbins of Eli Lilly and Company will ad-
dress the Club on the subject "Scientific Work in the Lilly Laboratories." A
cordial invitation is extended to all who are interested.
I. C. Byce, President.
Busses leave the Band Hall for Royal Oak at 5 o'clock sharp this after-
noon. Basses come early and help pack your horns. Bring your racks.
Uniform with cape.
Gilbert, 1. Saltoustall, Assistant Manager.
The m-ouse, it should be explained, relation to hunian organic defects. mated for more than 80 generations.
is ideally adapted to work such as One of the advantages of these slides The fact that no degeneration has oc-
this' He not only reacts much as is that, sealed with paraffin as they curred in these breeds may indicate
a human being reacts, but he is very are, they can be preserved indetin- some still unaccepted facts in regard
easy to breed (singularly easy) , and itely for future reference. to intermarriage between similarly re-
his span of life is so short that re- In connection with the eugenics lated human beings.
search through a number of genera- study, also, a number of experiments Others Engaged Sh1iilarly
tions is made possible in a few years. in mating have been carried on, and Connected with the laboratory, and
(The average mouse lives to an age one of the most interesting of these associated with Dr. Little in the work,
of 18 months or two years). The is the experiment now being caried a numer of ether men areegaged
final advantage which the little on in which the large and hardy Fa- in sinmilar research. Extensive ex-
beasts present is the fact that they roe island mice, which Dr. Little periments of a more technical nature
are being carried on in connection
are not fastidious about their living brought from the Faroe islands last with cancer, and all of the thousands.
quarters, and a large number of summer, have been mated with puny of mice are catalogued and a record
them can be herded together in the little Chinese nice-a much inferior is kept of each case. This' catalogu-
same box without causing the least race. It is expected that by an anal- I ing isc lone by means of notches on the
seeming inconvenience. From these ysis of the results of this mating pro-I ears of the animals, which indicate,
boxes, which are grouped in long cess some light, can be shed on the numbers, and by combining this num-
rows, tier upon tier in the Presi- restults to be expected from inter- bering system with a system of col-
dent's "mouse rooms," they are taken marriage of different races of hI- ored thumb tack markers on each box
to be X-rayed, dissected, and inves- man beings. Thus far the experi- the experimenters are able to tell
tigated by the staff of men employed ment has not been in progress long with certainty what each box of mice
in Dr. Little's laboratories, and by enough to permit definite con- contains, and what characteristic the
Dr. Little himself. clusions. mice represent.
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OF MUSEUM DUILDINO
Work On Installatioh Of Equipment
Reported To Be Progressing
In Rapid Manner
TO EXHIBIT COLLECTIONS
Construction work on the new Mu-
seum is finished and the work of in-
stalling the equipment is rapidly pro-
gressing, according to an announce-
ment of Dr. Ruthven, director -of the
Equipment in the laboratories isI
being received daily and workmen are
at work ' setting it up. Soap'stone
desks, laboratory tables, sinks, and
drying racks 'for the plmhftographic
dark room have been received. MarbleI
work on the interior has been com-
pletely finished and only the final in-'
stallation of the rubber tile flooring
is awaited before the showcases will
Exhibitions of the museum's collec-
tions will be housed in the three en-
ormous exhibition halls located in the
south wing of the building. These
three rooms are over one hundred feet
long, They will be partitioned off
into alcoves by the dustproof show-
cases. All the collections of the var-
ious department mu'seums around the1
campus will be located in these three
rooms. The Natural Science museum'
will be among those to be moved to
the new quarters.
A feature of the new museums will
be the installation of specialized li-
braries for the benefit of curators and
students. The main library is lo-
cated on the second floor in the front
of the building, while small libraries
will be maintained by the various di-!
visions of the museum.
It is planned to place statues and
exhibitions in the niches of the plainI
rotunda corridors, Dr. Ruthven said.
Likewise, the planting of an Italian
garden in the rear of the bui~dings
between the two wings will be under-
taken. Dr. Ruthven is already in-
stalled in his offices in the new struc-
Workmen are busy setting up the
massive bronze lamps in the front of
the building which were a special gift
to the mu'seum from William P. Har-
ris of Grosse Pointe.
Hickey Gives Paper'
Dr. Preston M. Hickey, professor
of roentgenology, recently delivered a
paper, "Radiography and the Larynx,"
before the Roentgen society of Chi-
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