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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Smith, Barnes
Speak To Body
Of Registrars
New Plan For Reporting
Enrollment Referred To
Committee, He Says
Stating that no action had been
taken as yet on the new plan of re-
porting enrollment, Ira M. Smith
University registrar, opened the
round-table discussion of the Michi-
gan Association of Collegiate Regis-
trars at 10 a.m. yesterday in Room
1009, Angell Hall.
Mr. Smith said that the plan as
reported by the national committee
of the national association had been
found impracticable, and that it
would be held in abeyance until the
report of a sub-committee formed to
look into the matter had reported.
He stated that the report could not
be expected for at least two years.
Outlines University Method
In answer to questions from the
floor, Mr. Smith outlined the present
University. method of reporting en-
rollment. Opinion was divided on its
efficiency.
Discussing the problems connected
with the preparation of the college
catalog, Mr. C.C. Barnes, registrar of
Central State Teachers College, said
that the task of making a catalogue
complete, comprehensive, and under-
standable to the student was the
greatest.
He outlined the plan of make-up as
used at Central State, and said that
the tendency of faculty members to
change the numbers of their courses
added a great deal to the task. He
concluded by saying that the contin-
ual change of numbers and course
descriptions made it almost impos-
sible to evaluate fairly credits earned
at other institutions.
Registrars' Problems Similar
An open discussion on Mr. Barnes'
talk brought out the fact that all
registrars face the same problem.
Mr. Smith said that the University
had eased the situation by making up
a master catalogue based on course
descriptions. The discussion brought
out no solution for solving the prob-
lem caused by a change in the num-
ber of hours credit given in a course.
Miss Cora Hoppough, registrar of
Battle Creek College, read the ad-
dress of President Emil Leffler of
Battle Creek College, who was unable
to attend the meeting. The address
carried the message that the regis-
trar's office should be a clearing
house of the information collected on
the individual by the various depart-
ments. "In this way," Miss Hop-
pough read, "guidance of the in-
dividual student will be simplified be-
cause all of the information concern-
ing him will be available for ready
reference."
Report Concludes Discussion
Dr. Daniel L. Rich, recorder of the
University, concluded the round table
discussion with a report of the Cin-
cinnati convention of the National
Association of Collegiate Registrars.
Mr. 0. R. Stilson, registrar of
Adrian College, was elected chairman
of the Michigan association for the
coming year to replace Mr. J. D. Mc-
Kenzie, dean of Port Huron Junior
College. The second Saturday in
May, 1935, was set as the date of the
next meeting of the association, and
the invitation of Mr. C. C. Barnes
to meet at Central State Teachers
College was accepted.

Airmail Bids From Commercial Companies Opened

--Associated Press Photo
This was the scene in Washington as Postmaster-General Farley (center) and other officials of the post-
office department opened airmail bids from commer-ial companies to carry the mail on 21 routes which
the government plans to place in private hands for at least three months.

DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
(Continued from Page 2)
meet promptly at 3 at the Michigan
Union, to discuss the coming visit
of the Notre Dame soccer team.
Hillel Foundation:
11:15 Services at the League Cha-
pel. Rabbi Heller will lead the serv-
ices.
4:15 Class in "Jewish Ethics" under
Mr. Hirsch Hootkins at the Founda-
tion.
7:15 Class in "Dramatic Moments
in Jewish History," conducted by
Rabbi Heller, at the Foundation.
8:15 Open Forum at the Founda-
tion.
Archery -- Men and Women Stu-
dents: There will be archery for men
and women students on Palmer Field
from 9:30 to 11:00. Men are asked
to bring their own equipment.
Stalker Hall: 6:00 installation serv-
ice for new officers and council. Dr.
Frederick Fisher, Director of Wesley
Foundation, will speak. 7:00 p.m.
Fellowship and Supper.
Coming Events
Junior Research Club: Dr. Jacob
Sacks, "Chemical Changes in Con-
tracting Mammalian Muscle." Prof.
A. D. Moore, "The Hydrocal-A new
Instrument." Election of officers.
Meeting Tuesday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m.,
in Room 2082 Natural Science.
Botanical Seminar meets Wednes..
day, May 2, at 4:30, room 1139, N. S.
Bldg. Paper by Miriam Groner, "The
comparative physiology of green and
chlorophyll-deficient types in maize."
American Chemical Society: A
joint meeting of the Detroit, Toledo,
Lansing and University of Michigan'
Sections will be held on Saturday,
May 5. Room 151 Chemistry Build-
ing will be used for registration and
central meeting place during the day.
Dinner at 6 at the Michigan Union.
Lecture at 8 in Room 165 by Pro-
fessor H. B. Lewis on the subject
of "Vitamins."

ABOUT BOOKS

SMIRT, by Branch Cabell. New York:
Robert M. McBride (1934), $2.50.-
A Review.
By JOHN W. PRITCHARD
His first novel since he closed the
Biography of the Life of Manuel with
"The Way of Ecben" in 1929, Branch
Cabell's "Smirt" is (as might be ex-
pected from an author of Mr. Cabell's
puckishness) not exactly what is
proposed in the introduction. Therein
the author points out that no writer
since Lewis Carroll has ever written
a naturalistic novel concerning a
dream; this, says the introduction, is
the purpose of "Smirt"- to present
the world with such a work, supple-
menting "Alice in Wonderland" in
the sense that "Smirt" is to concern
Guest speaker and business meeting
at 8:30. Note change of time and
order of program. Final instructions
in regard to prize contests, and pre-
liminary report on Tung Oil banquet.
All members requested to be present.
Members of Phi Kappa Phi: The
spring initiation, banquet, musical
numbers by Misses Sarah Elizabeth
Lacey and Winifred Arthur, and ad-
dress entitled "Science, Ingenuity,
and Economic Control" by Professor
Max Handman will be held at 6:30
p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the ballroom
of the Michigan Union.
French Play: The 28th annual
French Play: "Topaze" by Marcel
Pagnol will be presented by mem-
bers of the Cercle Francais at the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Tues-
day, May 1, 8:15.
The general public is cordially in-
vited; tickets on sale at the Theatre,
Monday and Tuesday.
University of Michigan Radio Club
will hold its next meeting Monday,
April 30, in room 302 of the Michigan
Union at 7:30. Mr. Philip Ewald will
talk on "Cutting and Grinding Piezo
Electric Crystals." Anyone may
come.
Varsity Band:' Concer and re-.
hearsal Monday at Morris.Hall from
5:00 to 5:45 p.m. All members of the
Concert band must be present.
Luncheon for Graduate Studentsf
on Wednesday, May 2, in the Rus-
sian Tea Room of the Michigan
League Building at 12 o'clock. Mr.t
John W. Stanton, Instructor in His-
tory, will discuss Japan and the"
Present Far-Eastern Situation.
Athena Literary Society: Meeting
Monday, April 30, at 8:15 in the
Athena room.
Varsity Band: The attention of all
bandsmen is called to the following
schedule of public appearances of the
band during May:
May 3, 10, 17, 24 (Thursdays)-
Regimental reviews, South Ferry
Field, 5 p.m.; May 6 -Concert, Naval
Armory, Detroit (leave Ann Arbor
about 4:30 p.m.); May 11, 12, and
13- Blossom Festival in Benton
Harbor-St. Joseph (leave Ann Arbor
Friday noon, May 11, returning Sun-I
day); May 30- Regimental parade,
Memorial Day. Bandstand concerts
will take place Wednesday nights af-
ter the May Festival. No date has
been announced as yet for the Fresh-
man Activity (formerly Lantern
Night) but present plans call for
participation of the band.

the dream of a worldly-wise, essen-
tially urbane adult.
But it rapidly develops that Mr.
Cabell is, in actuality, not interested
in developing a dream on the basis
of a character, as Carroll did, but
rather in caricaturing the intensely
personal reactions of an author, us-
ing the mechanism of dreamland to
increase the convenience of such an
exposition. And this sort of work
immediately puts "Smirt" into a
sort of halfway category -is it a
dream or is it a soliloquy?
In 1932 Mr. Cabell removed the
James from his name, and produced
"These Restless Heads," following
this with "Special Delivery" in 1933.
Both were charming volumes of fa-
miliar essays. But they differed from
the Biography in this respect: in his.
life of Manuel, he was essentially ro-
mantic, aspirational, although this
aspiration was tempered by a sort!
of satiric bitterness. In his present
work, which begins only three years
later, he doesexactly what he had
forecast -having passed the age of
50, he becomes sedentary in his writ-
ing, a , "Peripatetic Episcopalian"
whose life is mere observation and
commentary of those absurdities in
the world of men which interest
himself chiefly. It seems impossible
that he could about-face so - com-
pletely in so short a time - and the
immediate conclusion is that, in
either the early part of his present
work, or in the last part of his earlier
work, he is insincere.
"Smirt" very nearly proves to me
that it is "Branch Cabell" whose at-
titude is assumed. For in the cur-
rent novel there is much to indicate
that the author is about through with
his armchair observation. I, at least,
hope that this is true, for Mr. Ca-
bell has about written out his present
vein.
Taken as a novel, "Smirt" is dis-
appointing - but it may be taken as
a commentary of intere t on Mr. Ca-
bells state of mind.
APE CAUSES ARGUMENT
TOPEKA, Kan., April 28. - (A") -
Amateur scientists were embroiled in
an argument today after watching
Panchito, a monkey at Gage Park,
dunk cookies. If his dunking is a
natural characteristic, some argued,
then persons who dunk are reverting
to type. If it is an acquired charac-
teristic, othersssaid, dunking is aes-
thetic.
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Schoolmasters'
Club Finishes
3-DayMeeting
(Continued fromPage 1)
another group yesterday in Univer-
sity High School.
loiseuss Si bPhases
The informal discussion, dealing
with six phases of character educa-
tion, organizational, curricular, clin-
ical, ecological, research, and teach-
er-training, was attended by several
school superintendents and a mem-
ber of the State department on char-
acter education.
The work being done by the State
department along these lines was de-
scribed in a brief talk. In the main,
it was said, it is attempting to give
the teachers a training course in
character study. To do this the
State is establishing 15 schools this
summer to deal with, and make a
study of, the courses discussed. Be-
sides this the State has prepared a
syllabus as a guide to reading for
teachers interested in the subject.
Dr. I. N. Allen of Highland Park
Junior High School spoke briefly on
methods used in that school for the
development of character education
in their school. He stated that a full
year's course dealing with environ-
mental adjustment, character edu-
cation, vocational information, and
preparation for future fields of work
were offered, these subjects being
revised each year for various needs
of the students.
"Cases Too Abstract"
"The child problem cases which we
have dealt with in the past," stated
Dr. Allen, "have too much of the
abstract element in them to have
much effect. Concrete case materials
are needed."
Suggestions of the teachers of the
various high schools as to the man-
ner of dealing with the character ed-
ucation of children included quota-
tion of actual cases to children as
examples rather than preachments
to them on abstract subjects which
they themselves cannot understand,
the keeping of accumulative filing
systems of information on problem
children, noting all factors in their
environmental and community in-
fluences, having the teachers them-
selves contact the parents of all stu-
dents, and informing the parents of
the problems the teachers must cope
with in order to bring about a cer-
tain degree of co-operation between
the two.
Plan June Meeting
It was stated that a group of 50
leaders in the subject of character
education will meet June 11 at Lan-
sing to evolve some plan as to the
best methods of child guidance, as
well as to set up an educational plan-
ning commission to reconstruct the
curriculum and training plans of the
individual local school.
The "code of ethics" for business
schools, read and discussed yester-
day at a meeting of delegates to the
Michigan Business Schools Associa-
tion parley in the Union, was lauded
as one of the best ever adopted.
In explaining its purpose, Dr. Paul
P. Voelker, State superintendent of
public instruction, stated that the
contents of the code "are in harmony
with the New Deal whereby each
business group sets up its own code
of fair practice which in turn should
govern the practices of all the mem-
bers of the group." All approved busi-
SOCIAL
DANCING
Toe, tap, acrobatics.
.aught daily. Terrace
;arden Studio. Wuerth
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This One Is Taboo
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This caricature of Adolf Hiter was
removed from an exhibit of unem-
ployed artists at the Metropolitan
Museum, New York, as a matter of
"good taste," museum officials said.
The caricature was done by Caspar
Emerson, 19, and titled "His Best
Foot."
C oMetHere Oan Salturday
A joint meeting of the Detroit,
Toledo, Lansing, and University of
Michigan sections of the American
Chemical Society will be held Satur-
day, May 5, in Ann Arbor, Prof. Wer-
ner E. Bachmann of the chemistry
department, secretary of the local
section, announced recently.
During the day, visiting members
will make tours through the Chem-
istry Building, and will later attend
the Michigan-Illinois baseball game.
A supper for the entire group will
be held at 6 p.m. at the Union, and
will be followed by a lecture on "Vi-
tamins" by Prof. H. B. Lewis, head of
the department of physiological
chemistry. The lecture will take place
in the Chemistry Amphitheatre.
ness schools in Michigan are com-
pelled to operate under the code.
Previous to the adoption in 1923 of
the plan to formulate a minimum
standard course of study and a code
of professional practice, there was no
criterion of study and each course re-
flected the ideas of the various school
superintendents.
Under the present system each
school manager is required to sign
the code of ethics, with the penalty
of losing the approval of the State
department of public instruction up-
on violation of any standard.
The meeting yesterday also took
up the consideration of joining the
National Accredited Association of
Business Schools, but no conclusion
was reached on the possibilities of
taking such action.
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Dr. J J, Abel
Will Receive
Kober Medal
1883 University Graduate
Is Now Johns Hopkins
Professor Emeritus
At a meeting of the Association of
American Physicians, which will be
held May 1 and 2 in Atlantic City,
the Kober medal for outstanding
medical research will be presented by
Dr. C. W. Edmunds of the Medical
School to Dr. John J. Abel, professor
emeritus of pharmacology at John
Hopkins, and the first man to de-
vote his time to study of pharma-
cology in this country.
Dr. Abel graduated from the liter-
ary college here in 1883, and then
went to Europe for further study, In
1891, he was made professor of phar-
macology within the Medical School.
Although the department of material
medica had been associated with
medicine for many years, this was
the first attempt to establish the
newer study in the United States. It
was the initial Laboratory and De-
partment of Pharmacology in Ameri-
ca. In 1893, Dr. Abel was called to
Johns Hopkins, when the medical
school there was first being organ-
ized.
Dr. Abel, who retired from active
professorship at Johns Hopkins two
years ago, is also editor of the Jour-
nal of Pharmacology and Experi-
mental Therapeutics. He has been
awarded the Research Corp. prize
and the Willard Gibbs Medal as well
as other honors. His numerous re-
searches on animal tissue and flu-
ids, and on the physiological and
therapeutical action of various sub-
stances won him the Kober Medal.
Together with Dr. Edmunds, Dr.
L. H. Newburgh of the University
Hospital will represent Michigan at
this meeting. The Society for Clini-
cal Research will also hold a con-
vention Monday, April 30, at Atlantic
City, which will be attended by sev-
eral medical men from the Univer-
sity.
WHISKEY ONCE WAS CHEAP
JACKSON, 0., April 28. - (P) -
A century ago, whiskey hereabouts
came at 37 cents a quart. An old rec-
ord book unearthed during the mov-
ing of records revealed the county
paid that much for liquor to serve
laborers during erection of the County
Jail about 100 years ago.

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Workers Keep
Up Fight For
HigherWages
Plans for continuing their fight
for a higher wage were made by the
Washtenaw County Relief Workers
Association at an open-air meeting
held yesterday afternoon in West
Park.
Ira Welch, leader of the group
spoke of the urgent need for an or-
ganization of the workers to force
payment of 50 cents an hour for wel-
fare work on county roads, instead of
the 40 cents scale just adopted. He
said that until now weekly wages
have been as low as $4.80, and pic-
tured the miserable conditions that
have resulted.
He based his plea for the necessity
of an organization on attacks against
the "crooked" American Federation of
Labor, the disenfranchisement of all
but property owners for the State
bond election, the unfairness of case
workers for the welfare department,
and the failure of the movement for
unemployment insurance so far.

Economics Club: Dr. Melchior Pa-
lyi, of the University of Chicago, will
speak to the Club on "Current Euro-
pean Financial Problems," at 7:45,
April 30, in 304 of the Union. Mem-
bers of the staffs of Business Admin-
istration and Economics, and gradu-
ate students in these departments are
cordially invited.
Electrical and Mechanical Engi-
neers: There will be a meeting of the
Student Branch of the A.I.E.E. on
Monday, April 30, at 7:45 p.m., Room
348 West Eng. Bldg. This meeting
will be a Contact Program with Gen-
eral Electric. All M.E. and E.E. sen-
iors and graduates should plan to at-
tend. Mr. A. K. Bushman will speak
on the subject: "Application Engi-
neering and Technical Selling." Stu-
dents interested in interviews should
see notice on E.E. Dept. Bulletin
Board.
Mechanical Engineering Seniors:
You are invited to attend a talk by
Mr. A. K. Bushman, of the General
Electric Company (from Chicago) to
be held in room 348 West Engineer-
ing building at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Sigma Rho Tau: Regular meeting
next Wednesday at 7:30 in the Union.

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