r ~ T "HE
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1921 1
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H IS REW ARDED
is Grant Leave Of Absence'
George J. Lutz, Foreman
For 40 Years
DIARY OF UNIVERSITY CO-FOUNDER1
IS UNIQUE TREASURE OF LIBRARY
Forestry Magazine CAFETERIA AND BRACE SHOP ARE
Appears On Campus UNKNOWN FEATURES OF HOSPITAL
I i s
Midnight Thursday marked the
completion of 40 years' service in
t-b University for George J. Lutz,
ter foreman of the buildings
and grounds department, and in
rogitionw of the event the Board
of Regents tendered him a letter!
of appreciation for his faithfull
survives including in the letter a
notice of three months' leeave of
absence. The letter was sent
through Shirley W. Smith, secretary
of the University, and carries the
double significance of being more
or less, in addition, a birthday gift.
Yesterday evening members of
thae building and grounds commit-
tee held a banquet at the Union in
honor of their colleague's seven-
teth birthday. Said Mr. Lutz,
talking of his vacation, "I don't
knowwhat I will do with that three
months' vacation. That's a mighty
long time for an old fellow like me.
to stay away. There were many
years when I didn't take any vaca-
tion at all because the summer is
our busiest time and so I just didn't
leave. the campus.
Lutz was hired by President
Angell, Nov. 2, 1888, and has since
served the University under four
presidents. His staff has painted
the .interiors of many of the new
bulclings. on the campus including
Angell hall. Twice he painted Hill
auditorium and the main library.
From an old-fashioned chest, streets. A subsequent suit in 1858:
which would more properly be between the university and the De- Several new features have been #
called a desk because of its con- troit Board of Education awarded incorporated into the first issue of I
this property to the University, the "Journal of Forestry' publish-t
struction, Dr. William W. Bishop, which is sufficient grounds for ed under the editorship of Dean i
librarian of the University, yester- saying that the University had its Samuel T. Dana of the School of y
day took out one by one, the re- start in Detroit in 1817 and that Forestry and Conservation.. The is- c
maining sections of the diary and Rev. John Monteith was its first sue reached the local subschibers1
numerous other personal articles president. this week,
The diary as a whole recounts the The "Journal of Forestry" is a
of Rev. John Monteith, co-founderI founding of the University and professional journal devoted to all i
and first president of the Univer many other incidents of the time branches of forestry and is edited v
sity. The desk was presented to now of great historical interest, by an editorial board. of the So-
the University library by Miss The influence of the still dominant ciety mrcan orters. In ad-
Caroling; Monteith of South Orange, French and Indian elem'ent in old!,itoftAm]enana a eioro
NewJereydauhtr o th fistDetroit of 1820 may be seen from. the magazine. the University of
president. the fact that Rev. Monteith wrote! Michigan also'hason the staff.
The diary was located in a secret a large share of the diary in FrenchIW.Allen,,; of the Forestry school, as
drawer which opeed by pressing a 'to facilitate his use of that lan- editor of the society.affairs.
button. This sec ion completes the guage.
section peiul sent to the lip Teds wspeete oRv Dean Dana has dedicated the is-'
scinpreviously sn oteh The desk was presented to Rev. Isue to Raphael Zon, retiring edi-
brary on September 1, 1928. It be- Monteith by Col. Smith of the De- tor in an editoral eulogizing edi-
gins on July 19, 1819 and carries troit garrison. When closed it tormerg eitor' The ag zne: tlis
through to Dec. 26, 1821. Photostat assumes the form of a box, but it former edit r. :Thelnls&1 n
copies of the diary are being made opens at the middle and becomes yar inted in a sigle 4olumn
to have it accessible in usable form a desk. The secret door was 'Page instead of a single column as
without damaging the crumbly or- labelled, "Secret dwer where t previously, and it is stitch bpund to
Secrt dawe averetheallow ,its being opened fat.
iginal. little savings were kept. from whichagpt
Rev. Monteith at the time of the were taken sums for charity, em- Besides Dean Dana's editorial
real founding of the University in ergency, and fugitive slaves. In tere are oew of the jpu af
1817 was pastor of the First Protes- connection with the last influence me Brsviet of Fesersis
tant society of Detroit, now the it is interesting to note that Rev. the British Society. Aof Forestersis
First Presbyterian church of Monteith had a son fighting on the written by S. W. Allen.
city. In 1817 a group of men in- North side in the Civil war.
corporated for the founding of There was also included in the Con- tinuous
the what has developed into a large family articles in the chest his per- 2:00 9: 00
university. Rev. Monteith was elec- sonal letter seal, a silver watch,
ted president and Father Gabriel and many portraits, five of them
Richard was chosenz vice-president. daguerreotypes and the remaining
Thus the University was founded ones photographs. There was alsoP one 39
by a Presbyterian minister and a a copy of the "Following of Christ"
Roman Catholic priest. At first by Thomas A. Kempis, which was This' ii the Rae
these two composed the entire printed in New York in 1808 by
faculty. Hopkins and Seymour. T
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Two= features of the University sessed a small tax.
hospital which have had marked The dining room is divided into
suc cess, but which are yet compara- several rooms, one for the upper
tively unknown are the cafeteria istaff of the Hospital, one for the
and the.brace shop. The cafeteria I lower staff, and one for the public
was opened when the Hospital was who are generally the friends or
completed and the brace shop has families of the patients. When the
had an equally long existance. I cafeteria was first opened the en-'
.Food is served to the staff of the terprise was only run on a small
Hospital at cost price and the gen- scale, but since then the patronage
eral public that eat there are as- has increased rapidly.
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