HURSDAY, MAY 17, 128. THE MICHIGAN DAILY
PURCHASE OF .PLATES
WILL ESTABLISH NEW
PLATES TO REPRESENT MANY
FAMILIAR SCENES OF
WILL BE ON SALE HERE
Sets tPurchased From Importers
In Boston By Alumni Association
For Use At Ca mipus Functions
A new Michigan tradition is to be
established with the recent announce-
ment of the creation of a set of Uni-
versity of Michigan dinner plates Un-
der the sponsorship of the University
of Michigan Alumni association. The
set is to consist of a dozen ten inch
dinner plates with different campus
scenes on the center and a fancy bor-
der, designed by Prof. William C.
Titcomb, of the School of Architec-
The set is to be made of the famous
Wedgewood ware, manufactured in
Enigland, and imported for the univer-
'sity by the Jones, McDuffee and Stra-
tton corporation of Boston, as soon
as Prof. Titcomb's designs are fin-
The idea of university plates was
secured from Harvard university
where dishes seventy-five to a hun-
dred years old were just recently un-
earthed. Harvard as a result, has
reissued its official plates and has al-,
ready sold some 4000 sets.
By purchasing the ware direct from
the importers, the Alumni association'
.will be able to sell them at about
thirty percent of the ordinary retail
price and according to T. H. Tap-
ping, Field secretary who is diret-
ing the project, the price will range
from twelve to eighteen dollars a set.
The campus scenes will -feature en-
trances to such buildings at the Law-
yers club, the Michigan Union, Hill
Auditorium, Angell Hall,land the Engi-
neering building. As soon as the plans
are completed a copyright will be se-
cured so as to prevent duplication of
the pattern by any manufacturers
other than those contracted with by
the alumni association.
According to Mr. Tapping, he con-
templates selling the dishes to aliir4
ni, fraternities, sororities, the Michil
gan Union, the Lawyers club and otf-
er university organizations in order
to establish an official University of
Michigan plate for campus functions
and to provide alumni with something
by which to recall their college days.
BALLOON RACE FOR NEW TROPHY
TO START FROM PITTSBURGH SOON
Edward G. Hill (left), winner of the 1927 international race, and Wade T.
Van Orman, who wonlast year's national contest, will be among some 15
competitors in the 1928 national balloon race which starts May 30 from
Pittsburgh. Below is the start of last year's national race. The winner
of the national race will receive the new Littlefield trophy and will represent
the United States in the international race for the James Gordon trophy
at Detroit a month later. Three balloons each have been entered by
Belgium, France, and Germany. Single entries have been made by Argen-
tina, Switzerland, Denmark, and Italy. At present the United States holds
the lead in international competition, having won the Bennett cup six times.
Belgium is next with five victories, while Germany and Switzerland have
two and France one.
LAST TIMES TODAY
THURS. May 17-One Day Only
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