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October 25, 1933 - Image 6

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WASHINGTON - In order to en-
able state banks to join the Federal
deposit insurance system, millions of
dollars in new capital were made
BERLIN- According to figures of
the German foreign office, over 7,000
Austrians have taken refuge in
Chancellor Hitler's third Reich.
EVREUX, France - Twenty-one
passengers were killed when spread-
ing rails gave way and caused a
Cherbourg to Paris express train to
plunge into the river Iton.
* * *
SEATTLE -Gales, snow, heavy
rains, and low temperatures were
predominant throughout the Pacific
* * *
WASHINGTON - Investigation of
the closed banks in Cleveland and
Detroit was the new work outlined
for the senate banking committee.
* * *
NEW YORK - Mayor John P. O'-
Brien refused a permit to the United
German societies to hold a celebra-
tion of "German Day." The mayor
said that he was afraid disorder
would break out when Nazi propa-
ganda was disseminated.
** * .
McKEESPORT, Pa. - A slate fall
at the Hubbard mine of the McKees-
port Coal & Coke Co. caused the
death of three men and the injury
of nine.
Against Alcoholism. He is president
of the Board of Temperance and
Prohibition of the Methodist Episco-
pal Church, South, and a member of
the executive committee of the Anti-
Saloon League.
The meeting at 7:30 p. m. today
will be held under the auspices of the
Michigan Anti-Saloon League, and is
open to the public.

Professor H. D. Curtis Is Seventh
Head Of University Observatory

Prof. Heber D. Curtis, director of
the University Observatory, who will
present Thursday the opening lec-
ture of the University series this
year, is the seventh man to hold the
above position since its establishment
in 1841 and subsequent colorful his-
The astronomy department, in con-
nection with the observatory, is one
of the earliest in the history of the
University. In 1854, President Henry
Philip Tappan got Francis Brunnow
from the Royal Observatory in Ber-
lin to take the first position as di-
rector of the Observatory. Professor
Brunnow continued here until 1863.
In that year, Prof. James Craig
Watson, who had served as assistant
observer in 1858-59, was given Pro-
fessor Brunnow's position. Professor
Watson became famous for his dis-
coveries of certain important aster-
oids. He resigned in 1879 to become
director of the University of Wis-
consin Observatory and died in the
following year.
He was succeeded by Prof. Mark
Walrod Harrington, '68. Professor
Harrington was famed for his me-
teorological work and finally resigned
in 1892 to become chief of the United
States Weather Bureau.
The successor of Professor Har-
rington was Prof Asaph Hall who
remained as director until 1905. He,
in turn, was followed by Prof. Wil-
liam Joseph Hussey, '89E, who was
world famed for his work on the de-
signing and construction of astro-
nomical instruments. He was in
charge of the Lick Observatory
eclipse expedition to Egypt in 1905
and of the LaPlata eclipse expedition
to Brazil in 1912. He was the dis-
coverer of 1,650 double stars and was
awarded the Lalande prize of the
French Academy in 1906. He died in

London in 1927 while on his way to
make observations in South Africa.
The director of the observatory
then became the position of Prof.
Ralph Hamilton Curtiss who had
been a member of the faculty since
1907. Prior to that he had carried
on important work at the Lick and
Allegheny Observatories. He was a
contributor to numerous scientific
papers, especially in stellar spectros-
copy. He was well known for his in-
vestigations into the spectra of stars.
At the time of his death in 1929,
Professor Curtiss was preparing an
astronomical handbook which is now
being completed by Professor Heber
D. Curtis, present director.

served on the University faculty,
there have also been several famous
astronomers who have graduated at
the University and then pursued their
work elsewhere. Among these are
William W. Campbell, '86E, former
director of the Lick Observatory and
now president of the University of
California; Otto Klotz, '72E, director
of the Dominion of Canada Observa-
tory; Armin O. Leuschner, '88, di-
rector of the Student's Observatory
at the University of California and
twice dean of the graduate school;
and George C.sComstock, '77, direc-
tor of the Observatory at the Uni-
versity of California.
The subject of Professor Curtis'
lecture will be "Modern Aspects of
Astronomy." He is himself a well
known figure in the scientific world,
both as a contributor to various pub-
lications and as an observer of solar
eclipses. As a member of the Na-
tional Academy of Sciences, he is
one of four on the University faculty
to hold this honor.


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