THE MTCHTCAN DATLY
LBRA RY ILL UTIL
ONLY ONE OTHER LIBRARY I
COUNTRY H AS SIMILAR
ELIMINATES FORMER RISK
Machines Are Much More Satisfact-
ory Than Old Photographic
Michigan's library has the distinc-
tion of being one of two in th'e coun-
try that have a photostat department
consisting of two machines and a
dark room for developing. It is only
recently that one of these machines
could be utilized, although it was in-
stalled some tinie ago. However the
photostat is, in itself, a recent devel-
opment. These machines, resembling
to some degree enormous cameras, are
much more satisfactory than the old
photographic system. They eliminate
most of the risk of injuring rare
manuscripts, formerly incurred in
making photographic copies of them.
The material to be reproduced is
placed in a special glass-covered case
This case is so constructed that its
floor yields to any pressure, thus
making injury from pressure on the
manuscript impossible. The case is
then placed in position before the len-
ses and is brightly illuminated by
two Hewitt mercury lights.
The machines are so constructed
that nothing except color Is inverted
on the negative.
Sensitive Paper Used
The sensitive paper is not a regular
camera fim, but is a special broide
paper. This greatly reduces the cost
of meaking the copy. This paper is ob-
tainable with both sides coated so
that two etposures can be made on
the same sheet. In reproducing a page
from a book, an exact replica Is made.
This was formerly imposible as an
exposure could be made on only one
side of a sheet.
A great amount of work has been
done by Mrs. Woodford who does all
the photostat work at the library,
the most extensive of which thus far
has been the photostating of all is-
sues of the Kentucky Gazette, print-
ed from July, 1787 until 180, and of
the Detroit Gazette, printed from 1817
until 1831, when the office burned.
Searching among the negatives fil-
ed in the photostat room, Mrs. Wood-
ward found one of a letter written by
Napoleon. Another was of a letter
written by a participant in the battle
of Lexington, in which the name of
Paul Revere and many other notables
are mentioned. Many rare old maps
have also been copied and these were
later colored by hand.
Photostat Missing Pages
A great deal of work is done for
other libraries that have books in
which one or more pages are missing.
These pages are photostated from
books in our library, and thenega-
tives are sent to the place where they
Mr. Goodrich, associate Librarian,
believes the greatest value of'the ma-
chine lies in its use for procuring
duplicates of rare books inaccessable
themselves. This has been employed
by the libarary and also by gradu-
ato students doing research work.
WILL PAVE DRIVE
The drive from the Michigan Union
to Maynard street will be paved in the
near future, it was announced by the
Buildings and Grounds department.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. -
Sixteen sororities and special women's
housets have already contributed an
average of $10 each in the drive to
raise money among university women
for the Wisconsin room in the Amer-
ican university dormitory in Paris.
April 21, 1927
Larus & Bro. Co.,
This morning Ilhad a smoking ad-
venture worth recording.
Next to me in the smoking car a
gentleman was puffing his pipe con-
tentedly. I was not smoking at the
moment, and the aroma of his tobacco
intrigued me exceedingly. For twelve
years I had smoked Edgeworth with-
out being tempted by any other brand,
but the fragrance emanating from the
pipe of the gentleman beside me was
so agreeable that I could not resist
the temptatioim to speak of it.
"That is wonderfully fragrant to-
bacco you have there," I remarked.
"Would you mind telling me the name
"It is Edgeworth," he answered.
We then congratulated each other
upon our mutual good taste, and I
Ainodd that I wnld nntinme to use
Librarians To Have
F First Annual Dinner
With Picnic Tonight
At appreximately 6:45 tonight the
future guardians of books and ene-
mies of book-worms will meet at the
first annual dinner of the Library
The school of library science. one
of the newer departments of the Uni-
versitY, has already made great pro-
gress. The students, feling that some
of their merits were unappreciated
by the world at large, decided to or-1
ganize as a class for pleasure and
for profit. This talented group of1
individuals, recruited from all parts
of thecglobe have already taken part
as a class' in several stupendous en-
terprises including a rustic frolic at.
Irish Hills, where they astonished all
the natives by their agility in climb-
ing the mountains.
The dinner tonight is another indi-
cation of the resourcefulness of the
group who feel that this burst into
publid notice will in some slight m'ea-
sure tend to dispel the erroneous be-
lief that a librarian's main object in
life is to collect five cent fines for
overdue books from an innocent pub-
REFINED AND CONSERVATIVE
Conservation has always been the
creed of the Michigan campus. Back
in 1837 the five or ten male students
attended their classes in trousers with
eight inch bottoms while the more
dowdy boys of Yale, Harvard, and
Princeton went so far as to sport ten
inche bottoms. Around 1890 when the
turtle-neck sweaters were the rage,
Michigan men never concealed their
chins in the ample necks of these
sweaters as did the football warriors
of the East.
Today, the same as yesterday, con-
servation gives the campus an 'air of
refinement. Although Spring is 'apt
to bring a temporary period of gaudi-
ness, this season is especially marked
by the dominence of plain colors-
green, tan, light blue, and the new
canary yellow. Not so many ex-
tremely light colored suits are in evi-I
dence this spring. Maybe this is due
to the slack in the spring suit busi-
ness which has affected Ann Arbor's
dealers so keenly; maybe it is a reali-
zation on the part of 'the student of
the economy of dark clothing.
Styles have not changed much. The
three button coat i's still supreme with
wide trousers to match. Colored shirts
of the aforementioned shades are
meeting with favor this season and
I white. A great number of black and
white shoes are being worn by stu-
dents taking the place of lia'st year's
tan and white footwear. Neckties of
plain colors meet the student's fancy'
much more than those with elaborate
designs. Of the designed ones stripes
seem to be more popular than figures.
Last year's knicker craze ha's died out
somewhat. The few who do wear
them favor matched knickers with golf
hose in plain colors. So few hats are
seen on the campus that it is difficult
to dicern a fashion. As the Ann Arbor
hatters sary, "If all the hats sold to
,students were placed end to end-."
'Well, draw your own conclusions.
GROUP WILL HOLD
Nominating three men for each of
five offices, irembers of the Architec-
tural society have set today, Wed-
nesday, May 23, from 1 to 5 o'clock,
as the date for the general election.
All students of the school of Archi-
tecture and allied arts are eligible
to vote at this time and are urged to
be present. Candidates for president
for the year 1928-29 are: Samual Wet7r
zel, '29; Le Roy Peterson, '29; and
Marshall Rouse, '29.
ILLINI PEP UP ELECTION
WITH TWO-PARTY SCRAP,
In keeping wih the Illinois election
spirit., especially that of Chicago, the
recent University of Illnoi, board in
control of student publications elec-
tion contained all the elements of a
good old two party scrap, with ballot-
box stuffing, soap box speeches, badg-
rs, and automobile voting, in fact only
the absence of machine guns made thl
entire affair differ from the usual Chi-
eago election brawl.
The two parties, the Old Line and
the New Line parties, were very ac-
tive, both being extremely anxious to
put their candidate's in office. Mem-
bers of both parties wore badges on
their lapels denoting their candi-
dates, and all day long automobinle
bearing voters were rushed up to tn
polling place and then away again.
In the afternoon it was discovered
that 313 of the official ballots had
been stolen and that 30 of them had
been cast. These ballots had >een
stamped with an imitation of the of-
ficial rubber 'stamp, especially con-
structed for the purpose.
MINNESOTA.-According to Dean
Frederick J. Kelly, professional and
not educational organizations are 'set-
ting the standards for the professional
)ENVEl-St udents have signed a OHIO STATE.--For the first tim
ti onrquetfigan aviation unit the history of this university a w,
wS than the infantry unit which ani has beenr.t apinted editor of
was1 io ihave bIren inaugurated, annual, the Athena,.
ara ,rapidly surpassing
For the Best Sales Values
Offered in Months and Months
ENDOF SEASON SALE
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IT'S H ERE! This Sale is a signal (
chandising history! For in this
ance we are offering the most corn
ment of Suits ever presented by this a
Why, there ate browns, blues ,gravs
in every popular fabric. Hundre
None were less than $50.00. More
Made by Scheyer, Oxford & Murra
event in mer-
ds of them!