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, MARCH 18, 191

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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FRESREPPIT
T
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Student Christian Association
Issues ompihtion of
Student Answers.
YOAKU4; INVESTIGATES
Deficiency of Teachers' Ability
Claimed to be Cause for
Scholastic Failures.
Deficiencies in the knowledge and
ability of instructors are chiefly re-
sponsible for student scholastic d A-
ficulties, claim first-year men and
women who have replied to a que-
tionnaire issued by the Student
Christian association to all fresh-
men who tutored during their first
semester's residence in the Univer-
sity.
The results of the questionnaire
that have been compiled by the
association freshman committee,
will be submitted to Dr. Clarence S.
Yoakum, vice president of the Uni-
versity and director of educational
investigations, for use in reforming
methods of instruction to Univer-
sity students.
Students Desired Review.
Asked why they tutored before
final examinations, 48 sper cent of
the freshmen replied that they de-
sired an orderly review to supple-
ment individual study, while only
o n e student revealed that he
thought it necessary to cram to pass
the examination. More than 17 per
cent, or 16 of the tutored confessed
that they believed that the tutor
would possess advanced informa-
tion on the questions to be used on
the examination, and five were of
an inquisitive enough nature to de-]
termine the value of class tutoring
after having found private tutoring
helpful.
Assignnients Too Long.
Scholastic difficulties were blamed
fiso t on :instructors' tendencies to
give too long assignments, as well
as on his inability, although 15 of
the replies admitted that inade-
quate preparation had been essen-
tial in effecting a general deficiency
in classroom work. Other causes of
scholastic failure that were cited
included uninteresting presenta-
tion of courses, inability to grasp
University teaching methods, and
poor studying conditions.
Comrparison of grades before and
after taking the final revealed that
90 per cent claimed benefits from
the tutoring, with only six students
failing to improve their grades.
Lack of systematic planning of a
day's work and recreation and fail-
ure to work out systematic methods
of study were acknowledged as
bases of inefficiency.
Communists Blame Indian Leader.
With Betrayal of Workers
for Nationalists.
BOMBAY, India, Mar. 17.-(IP)--
Mahatma Gandhi, accustomed to
adulation and worship, and com-
manding the respect, even of his

British antagonists, Monday night
heard jeers, hoots, hisses and cat-
calls from a labor audience which d
he was about to address.
Communists taunted him with
failure to provide for release of
labor agitators in his truce with
Lord Irwin which led to abandon-
ment of the civil disobedience cam-
paign, and charged him with be-
traying the workers.
"Down with Gandhi," they shout-
ed. "Down with the National con-
gress. Down with British imper-
ialism."
They tore down the Nationalist
flag on the platform where Gandhi
sat, amazed and bewildered, and re-
placed it with a flaming red ban-
ner. Nationalist volunteers fought
with the Communists for a few
minutes and replaced the red flag
with the Nationalist emblem.
Gandhi then pleaded that he had
done his best for the labor agita-
tors but that what he had been
able to do depended upon the ex-
tent to which they had been align-
ed with the movement for inde-
pendence.

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STUDENTS CAN ATTEND UNIVE RSIT Y
WHILE TEACHING IN HOME SCHOOLS

First Seven Weeks of Semester
Spent on Campus; Practice
Teaching Follows.
students in the School of Edu-
cation can teach in their home
towns and at the game time be offi-
cia.lly attending the University.
Farming out studets to neighbor-
ing high schools where they may
get expeience and training is the
in educatlronthat is being ofiered
this ScmetCr.
The students spend the first
seven weeks of the semester on the
campus. During this time, they
arc tauht the theory of teaching
by 14 different professors. They
have the exclusive use of one class-
room which has been turned into
a genergl study room, library, and
laboratory so that the lecture sys-
tem of the University is replaced
by problem solving and discussion.
After this time the students are
sent out as apprentices to a high
school teacher and become at once
no longer students but practice
teachers.
Supervision is provided by gifted
critic teacher and a supervisor, ac-
OAT.H OLEPIST[ lAO
ORGANIZED IN 1817
First Board of Regents Included
Twelve Members, Chancellor,
Nominated by Governor.
(Continued from Page 1)
shall, Thomas Fitzgerald, of Niles,
Dr. Samuel Denton, of Ann Arbor,
Gideon O. Whittemore, of Pontiac,
Michael Hoffman, of Saginaw, Dr.
Zina Pitcher, of Detroit, Henry R.
Schoolcraft, of Detroit, and Robert
McClelland, of Detroit. Mr. Fitz-
gerald resigned before the board
first met and was succeeded by
John F. Porter, of St. Joseph. In
December, 1837, Seba Murphy, of
Monroe, succeeded Robert McClel-
land, and in March, 1838, Major
Jonathon Kearsley, of Detroit, and
Gurdon C. Lech, of Utica, succeed-
ed John F. Porter and Michael
Hoffman."

cording to Prof. Raleigh Schorling,
of the School of Education. The
practice teachers may teach regu-
larly for an hour or two a day and
observe classes for at least two
other periods. In addition to these
regular duties they enjoy a variety
of experiences in the way of facul-
ty meetings, community affaiirs and
student activities. These experi-
ences cannot possibly be provided
to the same extent for each stu-
dent teacher that is trained in the
Education school.
During the last four weeks of the
semester, the students will return
to the campus and their work
room to organize the data that they
have collected, during their ex-
periences in the teaching field.
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[DGILMORE BELIEVES IN
LIIlON NATURE OPP(
P NNi 0Bi5Curator of Ethnology Says This!th
P . . Difference in Attitudes |di
Keeps Races Apart. to
Faculty Members to be Guests fr
atFrteniyHouses The white man never seems con-
t Fraternity tent until he has imposed the marts
in New Program. of his mechanical opertions upon nia
every natural feature of his envir- rer
Fraternity-faculty dinners and onment, apparently with no pur- In
informal discussions for the second pose except to give evidence of his act
semester will begin Wednesday, conquest and subjugation of nature, of
March 25, according to announce- according to Dr. Melvin R. Gilmore, n
ment made last night by Harry H. curator of enthnology in the Uni-
Haley, '33, chairman of the faculty- versity museum of anthropology, to
forum committee of the Student who is a national authority on the th
Chistian association that is spon- life and customs of the Indians o fln
soring the student contacts with the middle western and plains "i
University officials. states. m
In a circular letter sent yesterday "The Indian, on other hand, was sig
to all campus fraternities, Haley re- friendly toward his natural envir-
vealed the object of the dinner- onment, he loved it, and was in
focungs was to omotesubjecs ial sympathy with it, suffering shock
common interest to members of the and genuine unhappiness when it
fcmmon antersttodmmbersadofthwas wantonly violated, and this dif-
faculty, and students," and to ac- ference in outlook has been one ofa
qua nt facul ndstdenassciation the fundamental hindrances in m
committee will act as a clearing bringing Indian and white man
house for fraternity requests for nearer together, he says.o
individual men to be their guests, "With an old man of the Meno- Ma
and will communicate with more mini tribe I was once tramping
than 50 faculty members who have through the woods of the upper ser
expressed a desire to participate in Mississippi river in northeastern 7
the fraternity forums. Iowa. It was several hundred miles '31
The program series will continue from the old man's home country, D.
from next Wednesday to Wednes- and suddenly he spied a plant j'32
day, May 13, and, unless inconven- which he thought he recognized, Sr
ient for either party, meetings will but wished to examine its roots as be
be held only on Wednesday, after further evidence. After doing so he
the dinner to which the faculty very carefully replaced it saying, s -
man will be present. 'Now let us pack the earth about
--

VDIAN OUTLOOK
)SES WHITEMAN'S
e roots again so that it may not
e, for I see no other plants of its
nd near here, and we do not wish
be the cause of its extemination
om this place.'
"This act of the old Menomini
am in caring for a species growing
mote from his home, and having
practical utility to him, is char-
Aeristic of the general1 attitude'
the Indian toward the world of
.ture."
In accepting nature and its works
be lived with and enjoyed as
ey were found, the Indian would
id it impossible to understand the
mprovements" which the white
an insists on making in natural
ghts, states Dr. Gilmore.
rmitte Members
for Ball Announce1
Six students have been appointed
embers of the committee on the
ilitary ball, according to an an-
auncement made yesterday by
ajor Basil D. Edwards, of the Re-
ive Officers' Training corps.
Those named are W. M. Duckwitz,
1E, chairman; C. W. Johnson, '31;
W. Hickox, '31F; G. C. Misner,
2E; S. A. Messner, '34,; and E. M.
mith, '33. The military ball will
held on May 1 at the Union.

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Aerial Photography Subject
Lead Stony for March
Issue of ,Magazine.

of

Aerial photography and its pos-
sible developrrent in the field of
topography will be the principle
subj'ct dealt with in the March is-
sue of the Michigan Technic, stu-
dent publication of the engineering
and architectural schools, which
will be distributed tomorrow and
Friday in the halls of the East En-
gineering building.
Cedric S. Wood, '26E, is the au-
thor of the lead article under the
title "Aerial Photographic Map-
ping." He describes the various
methods used in the work and
points out many of the uses toj
which this recently developed pro-
cess may be put.
"The Law on Eminent Domain,"
by Prof. Walter C. Sadler, professor
of railroad engineering; explains
some of the cases which have aris-
en under these statutes and defines
some of the terms.
Describing a "premier contribu-
tion to a new style," Lyle F. Zis-
ler, '32A,awrites on "Modern Metal
Art in Architecture," while this
month's College Notes tells of Prof.
WnI~ ' To1._ tno p j-f the F 'inAF~r_

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"These names include some of W aJ.LJ(A, .V1Law i
the most honorable in the state's ing college.
history," Dr. Robbins concludes. In addition, the book contains
"astoy ad Mcbeind wonlere lt the "What Shall I Read?" section
Ransom and McClelland were lat- I by Prof. J. Raleigh Nelson, devoted
er governors of Michigan, and the this time to Negro literature, and
latter was secretary of the interior the alumni news section.
under President Pierce. Lucius Lyon, the mninew sec in
John Norvell, and Thomas Fitz- The magazine will again be dis
gerald were United States Senators tributed on the honor system and
Ross Wilkins, J'ohn Norvell, and1 subscribers may sign for their cop-
Major Kearsley had been trustees ies at the desks in the halls of the
of the original University. Henry building.
R. Schoolcraft was the noted agent
of Indian affairs on the northwest . TT
frontier, student of Indian life and Virginia
language, and author of funda-
mental books on the ethnology of and Kentucky
the American Indian. Dr. Pitcher
was later responsible, as much as d w1e
anyone, for the establishment of . . . UOWf w~ere
the medical school. Mr. Crary had
been territorial delegate to Con- tobacco grows
gress. He was a lawyer and to his
intelligent interest in public edu-
cation, together with his influence
in the new state, is properly credit-
ed many of the progressive actions __
of Michigan in its very first years,
when its system of public instruc-
tion was organized. Major Kearsley
had lost a leg in the war of 1812;
he was a Regent until 1852, and a
very active and useful one. In short,
all these men were leaders in their
day."
It was not until the fall of 1841
that instructiontactually began in
Ann Arbor. Until that time, this
group of men was for all practical
purposes the University. It is fitting college men choose
to remember their names, Dr. Rob-
bins states, "and their services to this one outstanding
Michigan, today."
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