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October 19, 1929 - Image 3

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FOR COMING YE[AR Committee to Arrange Program


TAKESPLACE OF TProfessor Sunderland to Attend Law
DR. S TRESEMANN flflflftflflT f h Meeting of American Bar Asso


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Educational Purpose of Exhibits,
Bear Directly on Work
Given by Professors.

for Press Club Convention
Named by Cowan.

Special Action Taken by Regents
to Keep Associate Profesor
of Latin and Greek.


Prof Edson R. Sunderland of the for the improvement of judicial
aw school will attend the confer- !procedure.
ce of bar delegates of the Amer- ta hese ortf the ueo -aking
an Bar association in Memphis, power as it has been exercised by
enn., next week. the courts of this country and the
The committee on judicial coun- function of judicial councils in
s and the rule-making power of making this power effective. A
e courts, of which he is a mem- large amount of statutory, biblio-
r, will make a report upon the graphical and other material has
esent status of judicial councils been collected by the committee
ider American statutes, and the which will be presented in printed
ork which they have been doing form at the meeting in Memphis.

T u ' n cBenjamin Dean Meritt, formerly un
HOLD ONE A MONTH Journalist club i professor of Greek and w
Tconvened for the first time this Latin, has been promoted by spe-
year Thursday night in the editor- cial action of the executive com-
Present Display Shows Paintings ,ial room of the Journalism depart- mittee of the Regents, to afull
A, professorship in that department.
From National Society The action was taken in view of
of Mural Painters. Sydney Cowan, president, called an offer which was made Dr. Mer-
the meeting to order and after pre- itt by another institution.
liminary business transactions were Professor Meritt came to Michi-
Including the present one, there concluded, read a report from the gan in 1928 as associate professor
will be seven art exhibits, one Alumni correspondent, Lawrence A soca ed Press Photo of Greek and Latin from the
every months, held in the Archii- Prakken, in which he cited steps American School of Classic Studies
t~ural school this year, it was an- Associated Press Photo taken to keep in touch with grad- Julius Curtius, formerly minis- at Athens, Greece, where he was
ounced yesteArchite tura scho William L. Cooper, of Saginaw, uates and newspaper men of th ter of economics in the German assistant director. His record pre-
Michganwho as een ecenlycabinet, who has been selected as vious to that time includes i-
""The purpose of these exhibits is Michigan, who has been recently Cowan then introduced Prof. the German foreign minister ad structorships at the University of
educational," said Professor Lorch, named by President Hoover to a John L. Brumm of the Journalism interim, succeeding the late Dr. Vermont, and at Brown University:
"and bears directly on the instruc- post in the Department of Com- department who addressed the Stresemann, who died the first of and an assistant professorship at
tion given by the various groups moerce. He will be the new director gathering. He said in the course of the month. Princeton in 1925-26.
making upof the bureau of foreign and do- his speech that no one cares for ---- - - ------ Dr. Meritt received an A. B. from
lege of Archecture. "And," he con- just one more organization on the Hamilton college in 1920. The fol-
tinued, "as the titles of the exhibits mestic commerce. campus but that a press club in Report Shows Poor owing two years he spent at the
show, they will be of considerable which the members were all of one .:American School of Classical
interest to the entire student body Asher to Speak on mind could not help but extend Eyesight Handicaps Studies. In 1923 he was granted an
and the general public. a spirit of helpfulness to all or- A. M. from Princeton and a year
The present exhibition, assem- " eCiDiuretics"' ganizations of. the university. He University Students afterward a Ph.D. from the same
bled by the National Society of pec Dalso spoke of his reminiscences of institution. Professor Meritt's spe-
Mural Painters, shows the work of for Lecture Series the past in which the old Press cial interest in epigraphy, and
leading American artists who have club had convened at the Union The reports of the Health Serv- he has particularly devoted him-
collaborated with architects in the jand indulged in architecturally ice in reference to defective vision self to a study of certain inscrip-
decoration of prominent buildings. Continuing the policy of bring- glorious salads and the like, mdch i among the students are handicap- tions at Athens in regard to the
During November there will be,{ng to Ann Arbor eminent men in to the delight of the young ladies ping themselves by failing to rem- growth of the Athenian Empire.
on display original drawings of idi tand the chagrin of the gentlemen t . He was born March 31, 1899 at
illustrations for the various maga- various fields, the University Lec- of the club. Professor Brumm be_ edy their weak eyesight. Of this Durham, North Carolina, and was
zines, such as Life, Vanity Fair, ture Series has secured as speaker lieves that there is a definite need year's entering class of men stu- prepared at the Verson, N. Y. high
Scribner's, and many others. Dr. Leon Asher, director of the and a brilliant future for an or-; dents, 30 per cent come to college school. He came to Michigan
December will see on exhibit a Physiological institute at Berne, ganization such as the new Jour- wearing glasses, and of this num- through efforts of Prof. Campbell
group of original pencil sketches Switzerland. Dr. Asher will speak nalist club and asked the members ber about one-fourth should have Bonner of the Greek and Latin de-
by New York artists. at 10 o'clock this morning, at the I present to envelop themselves in partment, who became acquainted
The exhibit arranged for 'January atura cice Audtoriu, lec- an "esprit de couer," a real profes- their eyes retested. Of the 70 per with Professor Meritt while study-
is a collection of silk and cotton sional interest in the project which cent not wearing glasses about one- ing at the American school at Ath-
prints illustrating a w'ide' range) turing on "Specific Diuretics." they are fostering. fifth have. defective vision and jens on a leave of absence.
of decorative patterns and fabrics. Technical phases of the lecture will "Newspaper men," he said in should be tested, and supplied with
On display during the months of be explained with camera slides. closing, "have told me that they glasses There is besides, a large
February will be a collection of Dr. Asher is one of the most emi- would favor graduates of the Uni-ne
small bronzes by representative nent living authorities in the phy- versity of Michigan above other ap- number who would be benefitted
American sculptors. siological fields of metabolism, plicants for positions on their by such an adjustment since they
In March, a traveling exhibit glandular functions, and circula- staffs if they were only acquainted will very likely develop symptoms
prepared by American architec- tion. Because of his recent find- with them." as they grow older.
tural schools will be shown. This; ings in these fields, he was invited with them. e acomiteII9heHeOtSrvceha be
exhibit will feature work in design. to speak before the thirteenth In- Cowan appointed a committee of The Health Service has been
These displays are on exhibit ternationalPhysiological congress, three, Richard Watkins, Clelandd doing a tremendous amounthof
from 9 until 5 daily in the lower held last August at Boston. Dr Wyllie and Virginia Schoof to plan work in this department and have pijfc n
corridor and in the third floor Asher gave the most remarkable ; a surprise program to be present- corrected a great number of cases
museum of the Architectural exhibit at the convention by keep- ed before the annual convention of of defective vision among the stu-
building. ing a frog's heart beating several the University Press club to be held dents. Their records show that one
hours after death. here Nov. 7, 8, and 9. out of every 10 students on the
Because of his excellent com- campus have a complete eye re-
cific Coast League baseball clubs mand of English and his ability Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. fraetion test once every year. Since
attracted a total paid attendance on the rostrum, Dr. Asher appeared Dr. Asher will leave immediately an individual test consumes ap- AT3 in. on Mon-
of 1,924,196 during the 1929 season, this summer in lectures at leading for New York, where he will give proximately an hour, the work lday, September
the third largest attendance in the universities throughout the coun- his last lecture before leaving for which this report represents is 1882, the
league's history. try, including a lecture at the Switzerland. great. Pearl Street Station in
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Luncheon 11:00 to 2:00
Dinner........ 5:30 to 7:30
Ingall Street and North University Avenue



gave a perfect and just weight,
" just measure shalt thou have"

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started in commercial
operation with a load
of 400 lamps, supply-
ing current for light-
ing to a district nearly
one square mile in
area. Mr. Edison did "Let The
not begin charging - T
customers for lighting
until the system was working smoothly
and satisfactorily in every respect. The
first bill for lighting presented to a cus
Comer amounted to $50.40 and was col-
kcted January 18, 1883. It was based on
the reading of an Edison electrolytic
meter, one of which was installed on
each customer's premises.


The Edison electrolytic meter, or
chemical meter as it was called, re-
corded the amount of energy consumed
by the customer by= measuring the
change in weight of two zinc plates.
Two strips of zinc were attached to the
terminals of a German silver shunt
which diverted a fixed portion of the
total current used on the premises. The
plates were immersed in a solution of
zinc sulphate, and when electricity
passed through .the meter, zinc was re-
moved from the positive plate and
transferred to the negative. Both plates
were then brought in to be weighed,
and the difference in weight in either,
since the previous measurement, in-
dicated the amount of current that had
been used. One plate thus served as a
check against the other. The deposit of
metal was calculated into "lamp-
hours". Due to improvements in the
lamp and reductions in rates, a dollar
buys 30 times more light today than in
the early days.
The chemical meter was quite videlv
used for some years. Later, Mr. Ed ison
greatly simplifled and improved electric
metering, and the principle of his
dial-indicating meter of the house-
hold type ---the first of
what are known as the
"motor type meters"
-is still in use with
WfHEN Mr. Edison had
demonstrated the com-
mercial possibilities of
his system by establish-
ing electric light serv- Edison C,

ice in New York City,
he proceeded to license
central station compa-
nies in large cities,
the parent company
accepting a percentage
of their capital, securi-
ties as payment of
license fees under the
Edison patents, and
contracting also for
Be Light", the supply of lamps,
apparatus, etc. This
left the rest of the
United, States and Europe open for the
cash sale of plants whenever requested.
The modern Edison electric service com-
panies in Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston,
New York, Chicago and other cities are
original Edison licensees. Mr. Edison
long ago disposed of his financial in-
terests in these .companies, and the
present Edison companies are financially
independent of each other. In 1884 an
"Association of Edison Illuminating
Companies" was formed to provide a
central organization for the discussion of
mutual problems, both technical and
commercial, and to provide a focal
point for Mr. Edison's expert advice and
assistance. For example, in the early
days Mr. Edison observed that some of
the Edison companies prospered while
others did not. He suggested that the
Association undertake to devise a uni-
form svstem of accounts for analysis in
locating the cause of success or failure.
The accounting system which evolved
from that suggestion is a very useful
tool in the management of the various
companies, even to the present day.
"IT is necessary in recalling the causes
which led to the commercial successof
the Edison companies to recognize the
effect of the establishment among them
almost from the beginning of a uniform
svstenm of accounts and reports and of
arrangements for the confidential dis-
tribution and exchange of practical in-
formation. The system of accounts, al-
though far from complete, served for the
making of intelligent comparisons. The
correspondence between different com-

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deeper it is, the less noise it makes."
There is nothing sensational about Chester-
fields; good tobaccos, blended and cross-blended,
the standard Chesterfield method, to taste just
tight. But-haven't you noticed howsmokers are
shanging to Chesterfield, for that very reason-:-
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panics and the meetings
held for educational pur-
poses built up'a commu-
nity of i :crest-of per-
sonal and technical, not
financial- interest-which
has been and continues
to be very great ... "in its
value to the public served
by these companies.


This is the fifth of a series of historical mementos published
by sThe Detcqroit Eison(?, ',r-,-.nv



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