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Y, JANUARY 20, 1931

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Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of
the University. Copy received at the office of the Assistant to the
President until 3:30, excepting Sundays. 11:30 a. m. Saturday.


Athena meeting will be held tonight at 8 o'clock in room 4006 of CHANCE INDICA TIONS OF CHARACTER
Angell hall. Abusiness meeting and election of officrs will bUEfollowedTI T S OL
by a program. All members are urged to be present. FOUND EQUAL TO PHRENOLOGY TEST

Members of the faculties who are tabulating research material in-
volving several types of classification and considerable numbers of cases,
are invited to talk with Mr. A. D. Meacham of the Sorting and Tabulat-
ing Station, 220 Angell hall, regarding facilitation of their work by use
of the machines.
Pre-Medical Students: The Association of American Medical Col-
leges Committee on Aptitude Tests for Medical Students recommends
that any student applying for entrance in September, 1931, to a medical
school of the United States and Canada should take the Aptitude Test.
This test may be required for admission to some medcial schools. A
fee of one dollar is charged to defray the expenses of the Committee.
Application for taking this test should be made at the Registrar's Office,
room 4, University hall as soon as possible-not later than January 23.
Information may also be obtained from the Registrar's Office concern-
ing the reasons for this examination. Ira M. Smith, Registrar.
Subject Matter Conpr lhensive Examinations in the School of Edu-
cation: All students expecting to elect one of the Special Methods courses
or course D100 (Directed Observation and Teaching) in Education next
semester and those planning to elect the correlated course in Education
(D150) next semester are required to pass a comprehensive examination
in a major or minor field before being admitted to these courses. These
examinations will be held from 9 to 12 o'clock on Saturday, January 24,
1931, in the auditorium of the University High School.
Francis D. Curtis.
Students, Colleges of Engineering & Architecture: Students in these
Colleges who are taking courses other ,than Chemistry and Physics in
tihe College of Literature, Science, and the Arts are requested to call at
the Secretary's office, 263 West Engineering building, to give the names
of their instructors in those courses in order that they may receive
their grades promptly at the close of the semester.
Louis A. Hopkins, secretary.
Candidates for Teacher's Certificate: Blanks for the payment of
teacher's certificate fee may now be secured at the recorder's office of
the School of Education, room 1437 University Elementary school. All
students who expect to be recommended for the teacher's certificate at
the end of the present semester must pay their fees and return their
receipts to the recorder, School of Education, by February 13.
School of Education-February Seniors: All students completing re-
quirements for the degree and teacher's certificate at the end of the
present semester should pay their fees for diploma and certificates by
ebrtiary 13. Blanks may be secured at the recorder's office of the
School of Education, room 1437 University Elementary school.
Candidates for the Teacher's Certificate: All candidates for the
teacher's certificate who expect to graduate in February are required
to take a general professional examination covering the courses in
education which are required for that certificate. This examination
will be held in the auditorium of the University high school on Satur-
day, February 14, 1931 from 9 to 12 o'clock. Students planning to take
the examination at this time must leave their names with Miss Clark
in room 1437 University Elementary school before February 1st.'
C. O. Davis, secretary.
Zeta Phi Eta: All members are reminded to bring the money for
the tickets to the dance which they took last week. The treasurer asks
all members to bring their dues to this meeting if possible.

Adelphi House of Representatives: The meeting tonight will be held
in the Grand Rapids room of the Michigan League. The House will
debate Sigma Rho Tau on the question of government control of Muscle
Shoals. The debate will begin at 8:15 p. m. and is open to the public.
Pegasus will hold a short meeting in the W. A. A. office of the League
building at 5:00 p. m., to decide on the 'Ensian picture. Important.
'Varsity R. O. T. C. Band: The reserve band will rehearse tonight
at 7:15 at Morris hall.
Zeta Phi Eta group picture will be taken at Dey's at 7:30. Informal.
Business meeting in the chapter room at 7:00 sharp.
Christian Science Organization meets at 8:00 p. m., in the chapel
of the Michigan League building.
Union Committeemen: Photograph at Spedding's studio today at
5:30 p. in.
Independents expecting to attend J-Hop meet at Union, at 7:30
p. in., in room 304.
Michigan Dames Will hold their regular meeting at 8 o'clock, in the
Michigan League building. The Arts and Dramatics Group will have
charge of the meeting. See bulletin board for meeting room.
University Lecture: Mr. W. Starling Burgess, designer of the "Enter-
prise," will lecture under the auspices of the Department of Naval
Architecture and Marine Engineering on the races for the America's
cup and the part played by the "Enterprise" in the recent races, at
4 -15in W~rn z1i d dnlai J1 i %alrl na n lrini- m,

Article by Ford Shows Failure
of Vitosophy Analysis
of Character.
By Roland Goodman, '32
Colored marbles drawn at ran-
dom from a box give as good an
indication of character as a typical
character analysis system based on
phrenology, Prof. Adelbert Ford, of
the psychology department, found
after conducting a controlled in-!
vestigation under laboratory condi-
tions, according to an article by
him, which appeared in the Per-
sonnel Journal.
Vitosophy is the system which he
investigated. Its promoters asked
him to make an impartial test of
its worth, and submitted to his'
conditions. The analysis was based
on head measurements, color of
hair, heat of the breath on the
back of the examiner's hand, for-
mation of the teeth, and character
of the mouth.
Eighteen students were chosen
for the experiment. To obviate any
chance that the operators might

learn something of the subjects'
characteristics from their clothes or
hands, the students were given
laboratory coats to wear. They were
also given assumed names, so that
the university records might not be
consulted to discover their school
Seven traits were graded for each
subject, mathematical, writing, and
scientific ability, general intelli-
gence, general scholarship, and
mechanical and musical ability.
Standard test scores were used to
compare the ratings, and in addi-
tion Professor Ford made chance
ratings by drawing marbles of ive
different colors, each standing for
one mark, from a lottery box.
The average correlation between
I actual ratings and those obtained
j by both the Vitosophy and the;
marble systems was in each in-1
stance practically zero. The phre-k
nologists did not come near an ac-
ceptably significant rating in any
of the seven characteristics. They
had been using self ratings in se-
lected cases to prove their results.
Professor Ford found that, while
the operators were really sincere
in their beliefs, the system would
be of no value when applied to the
selection of workers. This system,
'he says, is typical of most that are
based on similar data. His experi-
ence has been that the usual char-.
acter analysts are "thoroughly ig-
norant of even the most simple
types of statistical validation."

i:1; p. in., eries ay, January 21, in Naturail cience auditorium. . Thei awwI I 1Ra 1611uaU
lecture will be illustrated by slides, and moving pictures of the "Enter-
prise." The public is cordially invited. Cercle Francais to Hold Soiree
Drarnatique in Laboratory
Political Science 81: Written quiz on Wednesday, Jauiuary 21, on Teatre.
Chapters 17-20 inclusive.
French Plays: Three one-act plays will be given in the Laboratory The Cercle Francais will present
Theatre on Wednesday, January 21, at 8:15 o'clock. its Soiree Dramatique in the Labor-
This is the fifth number on the Cercle Francais program. Tickets atory theatre at 8:15 o'clock tomor-
for the remainder of the series, including this Soiree, may bo procured row night. The program will con-
in room 112, Romance Language building, or at the door of the Theatre. sist of three French one-act plays,
No reserved seats. "Le Cuvier," "L'Ecole des Belles
Meres," and "Franches Lippees."
Research Club: Meeting Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 8 p. i., in room 2528 "Le Cuvier" is an anonymous
East Medical building. The following papers will be presented: medieval farce. It revolves around
"The American Co-operation in the Reorganization of the Vatican the typical medieval theme of fai-
Library" by Librarian W. W. Bishop.
"Maps of Michigan by Professor L. C. Karpinski. There will be a ily squabbles between the mother-
short meeting of the council at 7:30 p. in. in the same room. in-law and the wife, which the
husband cleverly terminates. The!
Sophomore Engineers: Class dues will be collected in the W. Eng. cast consists of Jacquinot, the hus-
building., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week. aband, played by John Spicer, '31;
J_._ndJ uteeanette, his wife, Louise LaCombe,
Physics Club: All students and especially those in the begning Spec.; andJacquette,his mother-
coures n pysis wh miht e iteretedin ormng a )egI~IiI; in-law, Louise Karpinski, '31.
courses in physics who might be interested i formig a physics club Eugene Brieux, author of "L'Ecole
are asked to meet in the West Lecture room of the West Physics build- des Belles Meres" is a member of
ing, Wednesday evening, January 21, at 8:00 o'clock. A few experiments i the French Academy. The members
will be shown and discussed by W. L. Carmichael, '32; S. D. Bernstein, I of the cast are Jean Mac Naughton,
'33; E. C. Campbell, '34; and others. The desirability of forming a group] '32, Burnette Bradley, Henriette
to meet at regular intervals for a continuation of such work will be Wittwer, '31, Mary Jane Gill, '3lEd,
discussed. Fredrich Sack, Grad., and James
O'Neill, Grad. Miss Bradley took
Alpha Nu: The picture for the 'Ensian will be taken Wednesday dhe part of Eve in the "Mystere
afternoon at 4 o'clock, Spedding studio. All members on campus are d'Adam," one of the Cerce's pres-
aftieoorthi4 o'clock,.entations last year.
eligible for this picture. The cast for "Franches Lippees"
Glider Section: All members are requested to be present at 70 consists of Katherine Koch, '32,
GAgnes Johnson, '31, Mary Morley,
Wednesday, January 21, room 348 West Engineering building.-1 '31, John O'Neill, Grad., Richard


Educator Sees Small Town High
Schools as Obstruction
to Advancement.
Graduates of small high schools
compose one-fifth of the enroll-
ment of the University of Michi-
gan, stated Prof. George E. Carroth-
ers, of the School of Education, di-
rector of the division of University
inspection of high schools, in an
editorial for the January issue of
the School of Education Bulletin.
Such students have recorded a-
gainst them one-third to two-fifths
of all subject failures in the first
year at college.
"Interest in providing the best
for the children, coupled with local
community pride, has led to the es-
tablishment of small high schools
almost under the shadow of already
existing large high schools, he said.
The practice not only increases cost
to taxpayers, but it often greatly
diminishes the efficiency of teach-
ing. The best sort of educational
development cannot be had in
schools where teachers are burden-
ed with an excessive number of
preparations, where the number of
pupils in each class is small, and
where pupils, teachers, parents, and
members of the board of education
live in close proximity. Pupils from
such schools are often not as well
prepared for continuing their edu-
cation of for meeting life's prob-
lems as if they had attended larger
Professor Carrothers continued
with the suggestion that, in many
cases, small high schools should be
abandoned because they are de-
feating the very end for which they
are striving. He also proposed that
that in communities where the
four-year high school must be
maintained in order to accommo-
date a small group of students, to
require the graduates to attend a
larger school for a year before en-
tering college.
"Instead of delaying educational
progress," he concluded, "this will
often facilitate graduationafrom
college at an earlier date, and in
many cases the added training will
assure eventual graduation instead
of failure and elimination from col-
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More Than 600 Photographs Are
Taken From Air for
State Survey.
The department of geography has
received the air photos of Isle Roy-
ale, taken last summer as a part of
the survey-authorized and financed
by the state legislature.
These aerial pictures, more than
600 in number, showing the whole
island on a scale of 5 miles to the
inch, were taken from a height of
about two miles. In this manner
the whole isle was photographed
quickly, and at relatively low cost,
but too little detail is shown to meet
all needs, officials of the depart-
ment said.
With the aid of the small strips
which were mapped on the ground
the large aerialmap willbe inter-
preted. Thus the nature of the
whole island can be understood
from the aerial photo, although
only 25 per cent of the ground was
actually mapped.
This project was carried out en-
tirely by students of Geography
203 during the last Summer Session,
as a part of the Isle Royale survey
which is under the direction of the
Museum of Zoology.

Zoology Lecture: 4:15 p. m.-"Transformation in Insects."
2116 Natural Science building. Professor James G. Needham, of


Physics 38: All students please see K. Thomson this morning in
room 303 West Physics building.
Seminar in Plant Physiology meets this evening in room 1138 N. S.,
at 7:00. Mr. Laing will speak on respiratory pigments and related sub-
Sophomore Engineers: The refund due to those who paid class dues
before Christmas can be obtained from the persons collecting dues in
the W. Eng. Bldg., Tues., Wed., and Thur.
Men's Physical Education Club meets at 7:30, in room 306 of the
Union. Dr. Howard Y. McClusky will speak on "Camps."
Mathematical Club: January meeting will be held at 8:00 p. m., in
room 3201, Angell hall. Professor L. M. Graves, of the University of
Chicago, a guest of the mathematics department this semester, will
present a paper on "A transformation of the problem of Lagrange in
the calculus of variations." All who wish to come will be made welcome.
Sigma Delta Chi: Regular meeting at noon today. New business
makes it imperative for all members to attend. Gurney Williams.
Round Table Club meets this evening at 7:30 in the Michigan
League building (room number on bulletin board). Prof Carter Good-
rich will be present to discuss the strikes occurring in West Virginia.
Future activities of the club will constitute the business meeting. All
members and interested students should attend.
Forestry Club meeting at 7:30 p. in., in room 2039 N. S. building.
Birger Berg will give an illustrated talk on "Forestry in Norway."
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Keep a case of it in reserve at all times. Your family will drink more
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Scabbard and Blade: All men attending the initiation banquet on
Wednesday, January 21, and who have not yet secured their tickets,
please call for them at the Military Office.
Board of Directors of the Faculty Women's Club will meet on Thurs-
day, January 22, at 1 o'clock at the Michigan League.
Newcomers' Section, Faculty Women's Club: There will be a meeting
on Thursday afternoon, January 22, Palmer Field House, at 2:30 o'clock.
All newcomers are urged to be present, as social plans have been made
for the day.
Delta Sigma Rho: 'Ensian picture will be taken at DDy's studio, Wed-
nesday, Jan. 21, at 4:15 p. m.

Payne, '31, and .George Meader,
Admission may be secured on the
season tickets of the Cercle Fran-
cais. Those purchasing tickets will
be entitled to attend all the re-
maininguFrench lectures and also
the annual play to be given by the
Cercle in April.
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