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THURSDAY, NC7VRMB _ 2% 1929.


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Large Staff Toils Daily in Angell Hall - - - ---
Preparing New Dictionary for Publication Screen Reflections HD A

Professor Sawyer Announces
Convening of Eastern
Research Branch.
Six Papers on Investigations
to be Read by Members
of Department.
Prof. Ralph A. Sawyer, of the
Physics department, announced
yesterday that a meeting of the
American Physical society will be
held Friday and Saturday of this1
week in the Ryerson Physical Lab-I
oratory at the University of Chi-
cago. This gathering, Prof. Sawyer!
stated, is one of six held annually
by the society, four in the east or
middle west, and two on th.e Pacific,
coast, for the purpose of comparing I
and reporting on research ;work
done during the year.

Busily cutting and filing paper lish department, who is at present
slips, a staff of seven persons la- in England making a study of the I After the Turkey
bors daily up in the attic of Angell entire project. Current Thanksgivgig film fare
hall, at work on preparation for an These English slips are supple- includes Reginald Denny's "One
Emented by those being compiled' at Hysterical Night," at the Michigan,
itEarly Modern English dictionary,he present time by professors of ; and Alice While's "The Girl from
which, when completed several English in universities and col- Woolworth's" at the Majestic, both
years hence, will run to more than leges all over the United States, reviewed below. At the Mendels-
five volumes and will be the most who are working in co-operation sohn is an Emil Jannings' foreign
complete study ever published of with the University on the project. picturization of "Tartuffe, the Hyp-
English word formation during the The slips which are beingcwritten ocrite and the Holtraves tem
period 1470- 1'725.ntatadcin1 at present cover books which were entertains in "Flight" at the
Those who thin that a diction- not read in the preparation of the Wuerth.
ary is compiled by long-bearded Oxford dictionary work in the of- A Pleasant Dish
scholars who sit in smoky dens and fice, with Prof. H. T. Price, of the, After a series of extremely poor
Jhink up words will receive a dis- English department. stories, Reginald Denny wrote one
tinct surprise if they receive per- The present task is to file-,all the for hiniself, and the all-talking re-
mission from Prof. Louis A. Strauss, slips alphabetical order. This , is sult at the Michigan is an amus-
of the English department, to visit a complicated job, for in shipment ing, entertaining comedy, not up-
the editorial offices. Although on across the Atlantic, the slips be- roariously funny, but genuinely
the fifth floor of Angell hall, the came badly mixed, Mrs. March- original and refreshing.
offices are roomy and light, and I wardt says.. So far, the slips are "One Hysterical Night" revolves
the average age of the staff mem- filed through the letter H . around the efforts of- relatives dis-
bers seem to be well under one score The completed dictionary will inherited by a three million dollar
and ten. ,make a particular study of all ob- will to have the most fortunate
The material for the dictionary solete words of the Old English young man adjudged insane. Sub-
comes in the form of paper slips on period; of words unusual then, sequently Mr. Denny spends a hec-
which are wiitten certain words though common now; of all phrases tic night among the inmates of a
and a sentence in which this word' and proverbs; of synthetic, or "home for the historical." Robin
has been used with a specific mean- "manufactured" words.; of slang; Hood, William Tell, the Duke of
ing, togethe, with an indication of and of grammatical constructions Wellington, Pignatelli, and Jose-
the source from which the sentence and spelling. phine are all present, and the re-

As:,ciat'd Press Photo
Dr. Florence Rena Sabin
Member of the Rockefeller Insti-
tute for medical research,- who has
been awarded the Pictorial Review
annual achievement prize for 1928.
Thp dunr icn nb",nf M 1

There remain three more meet- j :tie swt a i s a casn rize UI DUUU. is quoted. Sir William Craigie, of the Uni- i
ings for the eastern section this , Many of the slips in use were or- versity of Chicago, who was in
year; the next one being held from I First Home of Health iginally written more than 50 years charge of the Oxford dictionary for
December 30 to January 1 at Des ago for the editors of the Oxford several years, selected the Univer-
Moines, Iowa, followed by one in , ome own English dictionary, which was pub- sity for the honor of being chosen
New York, February 21-22, and one lished last year after it had been 75 for the place of complication of
in Washington, D.C., April 18-19. Witing ve n few dy actua years in preparation. These slips the Early Modern English diction-
Large Attendance Expected were sent over from England by ary, and of being entrusted with
Fifteen men are scheduled to at- bret bwill commenn22 Sout thayer Prof. Charles C. Fries, of the Eng- the Oxford dictionary word slips..
tend -the meeting from the univer- w cma w t
rang of this structure will come
sity ccor g to aye the honorable destruction of the Shaw Is Distributing Sixty Thousand Copies
staff of the Physics department: rst home of the Uversity Health of President Ruthven's Acceptance Speech
Prof. A. H. Randall; Prof. N. H.---
Williams; Prof. S. A. Goudsmit; In the fall of 1913 the University More than 60,000 copies of a to educational agencies existing in
Prof. R. A. Sawyer; Prof. O. La- acquired this building, a former booklet containing the statement
Porte; Prof. J. M. Cork; Prof. F. A. private residence, and the parent issued by President Alexander G the University which can be of
Firestone; Prof. C. F. Meyer; Prof. of the present health service was Ruthven upon his acceptance of of- service in this larger field.
B. Kievit; and Mr. L. -A. Matheson. born A regents' report of 1912 re- fice are being distributed to Univer- "It is hoped that the, establish-
Drs. W. S. Huxford and C. J. Brase- veals that: "following a request sity alumni under the direction of ment by the University of an office
feld, and Mr. R. B. Sawyer, of the from the president of the Michigan Wilfred B Shaw, director of alumni of alumni relations may bring a
E gineering Research Department Union acting for its infirmary com- relations, it is announced. closer intellectual and educational
are included in the number attend- mittee and the students' society Besides the long statement, the contact between the alumni and
ing. Dr. S. B. Ingram, National Re- known as the "Druids," steps to booklets contain a short biographi- the University, based upon a mu-
search Fellow, and Mr. R. F. Bacher, form a health service similar to cal sketch and a full page photo- tual recognition of the desirablilty
Coffin Fellow, are also expected to thase existing in other universi-gf dh of the continuation of the educa-
be present. i ties were taken." - graph of President Ruthven.oftecniuinofhedc-
pt the timen. onstatement by Mr. Shaw, printed tion- relationship implied when the
on the back cover, says in part: graduate first matriculated as a
Six papers on results of research service's first staff consisted of Dr. "This is the first of a series of bul- student.
will be read by members of the H. H. Cummings of Ann Arbor, Dr. letins which will be sent out from
Michigan Physics Department. Dr. Elsie Pratt of Denver, Col., and Dr. time to time to all alumni of' the To facilitate night flying, a 7,000,-
C. J. Brasefield will read a paper C. B. Stauffer of Ann Arbor. Three I University. These bulletins, it is ex- 000-candlepower aerial beacon has
on "Electron Velocities in Electrode- senior medics were soon called into pected, will include suggestions for been erected at Lynn, Mass. It re-
less Discharge;" Mr. Sawyer, one on service, but the crowded conditions i systematic reading, selected pa- volves on a pedestal 89 feet above
"The Reflection ' of Lithium Ions resulting from six doctors and six pers, addresses of particular inter- the ground and its 10 flashes per
from Metal Surfaces;" Prof. R. A. patients m the same room neces- est to alumni, and information as minute are visible for miles.
Sawyer, in conjunction with Prof. sitated enlargement of quarters.
A. J. Lang of the University of A- Accordingly, rooms were modified ;
berta, a former member of the to give more space and in 1919 a
Michigan Research Department, a small addition was built.
paper entitled "Spectrum of Singly In the all of fg1921 the health ~
Ionized Indium;" Prof. Goudsmit service moved to its present loca-
and Mr. Bacher, a paper on "The tion and the Faculty Women's club12L=1
Relations between Hyperfine Struc- began using 226 South Thayer as
ture Separation." Two other papers their headquarters. Some time later
will also be read by men from the the Merrill-Palmer School of De- I
university: "Absolute Measurement troit established a branch nursery
of Certain X-ray. Wave Lengths'" school in the building, which school
and "The Back Effect of Hyporfine has functioned there until quite re-fo
Structure." ce tly. Bids are now out for the Y u l
The American Physical Society, sa vage of the old structure and it
through its annual series of meet- is expected that the razing process
ings, at which the foremost repro-- will start in the near future.
sentatives of Physical Research
give the results of their experi- Hope Rises for Safety RNAMENTS desk
ments, is invaluable as a mean., of of F ad Maties des
consolidating new research material O yer andM chanc0 articles and objects -
and peaking known the patient
work of its members. It is prin- NOME, ALASKA, NOV. 27.-New = dart of the most modern i
cipally through rapid advances i hope rose today for the safety of and artistic nature are
physics research that the thousands Carl Ben Eielson and his mechanic, suggested here as Yule
of useful things which are of daily Earl Borland, missing since they gifts. In particular we
benefit to the human race have took off Nov. 9 from Teller, Alaska,
been discovered and perfected.. on an attempted flight to the ice- mention-
locked ship Nanuk, as the result of
A record distribution of 7,060,-I a report by a native dog team driv- Bronze Book-Ends $3.50=
000,000 fish in fresh and salt water er that he had seen smoke in anre -
streams throughout the United isolated spot near North Cape,= Pen, Marble Base $6.00
States during the fiscal year end- Silebria.
ing June 30, 1929, has been reported The Nanuk is ice-bound with the Desk Calendar $1.00
by the United States department of Soviet ship Stavropol at North Capehl
Coimme'ce. and Eielson was attempting a res- Photo iolder $l. 0
cue flight when he disappeared.
When a fine of one dollar was set Searchers have acted on the theory=
for late registration cards at the that he might have been forced 1
University of Indiana, the students down on the Siberian coast by galesM 1ay r-e -.io. -
were in such a rush to avoid the which swept the snow covereda
fine that the office was mobbed region. OFFICE OUTFITTERS
and the doors had to be bolted._ STATIONERS, PRINTERS, BINDERS
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