THE M ICHIGAN DAILY -TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 1932
CLEMENTS LIBRARY GETS VALUABLE
REVOLUTIONARY WAR MANUSCRIPTS
Papers of H-lession officers in the The first letters show the Hess-
Revolutionary war, never before ians with hostile eagerness. "The
available to historians, have re- rebels soon will be conquered," they
cently been acquired by the William
L. Clements library, wrote. The next ones forecast that
These manuscripts, which include the war may last for some time.
personal letters diaries and other Finally they announced that peace
journals, are looked upon to give can come only through American
considerable hitherto unknown in- independence.
formation to scholars interested in Not only are the documents val-
that phase of the countrys begin- uable for their personal nature but
ning. For almost a century and a they are looked to add valuable in
half they had been lying untouched formation to the known history of
in a trunk in Castle Hueffe, Ger- the .struggle. Of Washingion they
ma etphalia. "
m Wthisaid, "General Washington can be
The papers include 432 letters king if he wishes. Think of it!
and 41 miscellaneous diaries and Emperor of America!"
other documents. The letters are Of the English side they wrote,
written by Baron Wilhelm von "We have parties and gamble,
Knyphausen, commander of the whereby every night 700 to 800
Hessian troops, and 60 other offi- pounds are lost and won. General
cers to Baron Frederick von Jung- Howe also gambles. Each Mon-
ken, the minister of war of Hesse- day there is a play. The actors
Cassel. are English officers and their mis-
The value of the letters is in tresses. The proceeds are given to
that they show that these generals widows and orphans of soJdiers."
of the mercenary troops were full The acquisition of these docu-
of admiration and respect for ments came to the University
Washington and his army. Pre- through the efforts of Dr. Randolph1
vious records have been adverse G. Adams, director of the library.,
to Washington but they have come Dr. Adams obtained the papersa
from British officers, many of through a Munich dealer, Rudolph
whom were prejudiced. Hirsch.
Two distinct advantages came out of the recent activity of Andean volcanoes on the Chilean-Argen-
tine border. Unemployed were given the job of cleaning up volcanic ash that was discharged during the
eruptions and farmers report it fertilized their soil. Here are workmen clearing ashes from the streets of
Columbi a University ,UU L L
Home Study CreditsTH L T O D
Student editors and others at -
the University of Michigan may 'Mon Ami Teddy' to Be Given
also have the distinction of being in Laboratory Theatre
dismissed from Columbia without, Thursday Night.
even leaving Ann Arbor, it was
learned in an interview yesterday Marking the twenty-fifth anni-
with Prof, Henry Curtis of Colum- versary of the annual play produc- 1
bia who explained that a number tion activities of the Cercle Fran-
of students were now engaged in cais, "Mon Ami Teddy," a comedy l
Columbia home study courses or in three acts, in French, will be l
were considering enrolling in them. presented Thursday night in the
Credit in the university up to Laboratory theatre.
the amount of sixteen hours may A product of the pens of Andre
be obtained by merely sitting in j Rivoire and Lucien Besnard, "Mon
one's room, doing the prescribedj Ami Teddy" is described as a thor-
studying, and giving the written oughly amusing lplay. It is almost
lessons to the postman. Cc-eds unique among French dramatic
will be pleased to note that con- creations in that its hero is an
ferences with professors outside 'bf American,an American who, despite
regular class work is provided for the fact that he speaks French
in a special advisory service in- almost as well as a Frenchman, still
;luded in the cost of the tuition. retains many of the characteristics
More than twenty students have typical of his countrymen.
interviewed Professor Curtis dur- Charles E. Koella, instructor in
ng his present stay here. Many the Romance Languages depart- I
of these students who have fallen ment, is coaching the play
behind for one reason or another
and wish to make up work during Ohio State Seniors
the summer. Some are students
who desire to engage in studies Barred From Custom
Which are not offered here. ---
Every university in the country COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 25.-For
;fives credit for these courses ex- the first time in many years an
cept Columbia herself, Johns Hop- Ohio State graduating class will not
kins, University of Illinois, Yale, march in the traditional proces-
Harvard and Princeton. The Uni- sional preceeding the awarding of
versity of Chicago is behind the degrees at the convocation exer-
home study idea more than most cises June 13.
other colleges; it gives entire ''to-
ward a degree through the home
study system. $ ®
CHANGE IN ANN ARBOR GOVERNMENT
SUGGESTED BYPROFESSOR MENEFEE
A change to the manager form proved system would undoubtedly
of city government for Ann Arbor result."
while desirable is not at all immin-! With regard to the pos'bte in-
ent, in the opinion of Prof. F. N. crease of efficiency which a man-
Menefee, member of the board of ager system might bring about Pro-
public works who was interviewed fessor Menefee offered the follow-
recently. There is little question ing statement, "In discussing effici-
that the city is well and efficient- ency-and that is- what the man-
ly governed at present, he stated. ager form of government implies-
"It is hardly to be expected," he we should not try to rate govern-
said, "that organization plans of mental efficiency and private busi-
30 years ago would be wholly ac- ness efficiency on the v amne scale.j
ceptable today, andbyet, because The spending of public money never
those in public office are serving will be as efficiently done as is the
well, because there is no graft, and case with private affairs.
because the large number of per- "However, it does seem that a
sons on the various boards tend to plan could be drawn up in which
keep the public interested, it will the good features of the manager
not be easy to persuade the city to form could bercombined with the
change to the more modern man- present arrangement, by central-
ager form of organization." __- _ ,
From the standpoint of running
This drama is true-and startling!
Beauties on thrilling haunts snared
by the Beast! Stark, undiluted thrill!
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