THE MIiCHICAN DAILY
SATURDAY'", SEPTEIkMER 29,
AGE SIX THE MICHIGAN DAILY SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29.
High Status In
First Step Toward Rise
Taken In 1852 Through
Efforts Of Tappan
Prize Won In 1933
Robert E. Lamont, Donor
Of $40,000, Founds The
South African Station
From an inauspicious start the Uni-
versity's astronomy department has
gradually worked its way to the front
until today it has become one of the
leaders in the astronomical field. This
is witnessed by the 86-inch reflector
that has recently been cast and the
innovation of taking motion pictures
of activity on the sun.
In 1852 Presilent Henry Tappan
became vitally interested in a project
to develop the astronomy department
of the University. Through his ef--
forts $15,000 was raised in the city
of Detroit and $7,000 more was raised
by the University.
The first observatory was built
equipped with a sideral clock, a merid-
ian circle, and a 12-inch refractory
telescope, which at the time was sec-
ond largest in the world. Dr. Francis
Brunnow was brought from Berlin
and was placed at the head of the
Succeeded By Watson
Dr. Brunnow was succeeded by
Prof. H. L. Watson in 1879 and in
1880 a 16-inch telescope for instruc-
tion was installed.. One of the mosty
important discoveries in the field of I
astronomy was made by Dr. Watson
when he located 22 asteroids.
.Not until 1922 were further im-'
provements made on the observatory,
but the rating of the astronomy de-
partment was still maintained during
In 1922 probably the greatest con-
tribution to Michigan's astronomical
progress was a gift donated by Roberty
E. Lamont, '91E, of $40,000 with which
a new observatory was to be built in
Bloemfontein, South Africa. Also
out of this bequest a 27-inch reflector
was cast in Jena, Germany.
Add New Observatory)
'Gi' In Case
O t h e r Institutions H a d
More Sufficient Funds,
Dr. Carl E. Guthe, lecturer in an-
thropology, represented the Univer-
sity of Michigan committee on social
science research at a convention held
at Lake George, N. Y., Sept. 5, 6, and
7 at which representatives from sim-
ilar groups at 14 other American
Universities were present.
Dr. Guthe's comment on the meet-
ing in general was that almost with-
out exception the other institutions
represented had longer experience,
and had larger sums available for
social science research than the Uni-
versity of Michigan.
At the final meeting of the conven-
tion a discussion developed on the
objectives and the results of the
committees in the various institu-
tions. It is an interesting fact, said
Dr. Guthe, that in addition to the
carrying on of research, this work
was influential in breaking down of
departmental barriers within the
Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Califor-
nia, Chicago, Minnesota, Virginia,
Texas, and North Carolina were
some of the other institutions be-
sides Michigan represented at the
The different organizations for so-
cial science within the various uni-
universities were discussed, and also
the relations of the institutions with
each other to provide information
regarding the work being done in
different universities of the country.
The last meeting of this kind was
held in 1929. Plans were made Sept.
7 to hold a conference on social
science research annually.
Heirlooms Se r ve
Also In Fight To
Remove King Huey
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 28. - (P) -
New Orleans women ransacked their
attics today and dug out all manner
of dusty family heirlooms, ranging
from antique jewelry to stuffed birds
under a glass.
Then they hurried down to the
French quarter where the women's
--Associated Press Photo
Anita Lutzenberg, attractive Ger-
man girl who picnicked in the same
party with Bruno Richard Haupt-
mann in 1932, is shown as she left
District Attorney Foley's office in the'
Bronx, N. Y., after being questioned.
She is said to have told officers of
a "Mysterious John" who beach-
partied with Hauptmann. . The name
"John" figured in Dr. J.F. "Jafsie"
Cordon's ransom negotiations.
At this post more than 4,357 pairs Takes Fersonat Charge M committee of Louisiana was holding
of stars have been discovered. With p another auction to raise money for
the erection of this observatory and Progran To MakeN its fight against Senator Huey Long.
the addition of the recent McMath- Super-Militaristic The auctioneer stood on a replica
Hulbert Observatory at Lake Angelus, of an old slave block. Behind it on
Michigan, can now claim the largest a wall a poster announced:
astronomy department in the world. ROME, Sept. 28. - UP) - Benito "Louisiana, the slave state of Amer-
In 1930, Dr. Hebert D. Curtis was Mussolini, who regards disarmament ica."
made head of the department. as "Utopian," drove ahead with vigor 1 The women on the women's com-
Further development of the de- today to make Italy a super-mili- mittee say they feel that way about
partment has been the addition of the taristic nation. Huey Long.
McMath-Hulbert observatory in 1932. Il Duce took personal charge of the Thursday they auctioned off the
The purpose of this observatory is to program, which will put boys at the autographs of five United States sen-
take motion pictures of the sun, which .ators who comprised the sub-commit-
was done this summer for the first age rf eight and upwards in uniform. tee in the Senate investigation of
time. A new department created by Mus- Long and the election of his colleague,
Sfnal victy of the dartm solini will direct the training of Ital- John Overton. The results of the in-
the John P. Wetherall Prize was ans between the ages of 8 and 33. tIgainwr o aifcoyt
awarded the McMath-Hulbert ob- I To head this bureau, called the in- the women's committee.
servatory on May 3, 1933, for 'ex- spectorate of pre and post military I The autographs sold for a dime
cellence in the further development I training, Mussolini called Gen. Fran- I apiece - 50 cents for the entire col-
of science."- cesco Grazioli, veteran of campaigns lection. A diagram of the Senate
against rebel tribesmen in Libya. chamber in Washington was thrown
The inspectorate is to co-ordinate in to clinch the sale.
Alusic School Adds activities of the air, navy and army A cracked pewter pitcher brought
ministries - all of which are headed 1$1.15.
Two Men To Staff by Premier Mussolini. $5 __
METROPOLITAN OPERA ASSOCIATION
ROSA PONSELLE is a source of pride to her native America
and to the land of her ancestors, musical Italy. Endowed with
superlative musical gifts, as a girl she amazed all who knew her
and thrilled many audiences. A short period of intensive and
intelligent study climaxed her artistic endowments, and almost
"over night" she found herself triumphing in major roles at the
world's most august opera house, the Metropolitan.
Season after season her popularity in both opera and recital
has radiantly developed, and.everywhere she is a favorite. Now,
after a dozen years, she has reached the poise and maturity of a
world performer, and is still in the radiant bloom of youth with a
brilliant and attractive art and personality which glow with
freshness and' beauty. Her Festival and concert successes in Hill
Auditorium have been so pronounced that she has been brought
back many times in response tQ insistent demands of enthusiastic
concert patrons. Here Oct. 24th.
In order to take care of increased
enrollment in the School of Music,
Stanley Fletcher and John Kollen
have been added' to the piano fac-
Mr. Fletcher, a graduate of the Uni-
versity School of Music, is well known
in Ann Arbor and has won recogni-
tion as an artist and a teacher.
Mr. Kollen is a newcomer to Ann
Arbor. He formerly taught piano at
Hope College, after which he studied
for three years in Paris under Phil-
ippe and Boulanger. He also ' spent
a year in New York and Berlin re-
spectively. He comes to the faculty
with a wealth of teaching experience'
and a fine background of perform-
The following technicalhassistants
have been appointed to the depart-
ment: Fred Baessler, Alvin Benner,
Margaret Burke, Eary Burnett, Allen
Callahan, Pattee Evenson, Charles
Gilbert, Leona Haefner, Romine Ham-
ilton, Bernard Hirsch, Thor Johnson,;
Margaret Kimball, Everett Kisinger,
Theodore Lee, Maretta Martinek,
Charles McNeill, Ruby Peinert, Vlasta
Podoba, Frank Suda, Victoria Toteff,
and Edwin Weinberg.
Official inaugural ceremonies will be
held Oct. 29, a day after the twelfth
anniversary of the Fascist march on
Rome. Mussolini will be the "key-
In his address he is expected to
outline reasons for his announced in-
tention to make Italy a "warrior na-
tion" or a "new Sparta,"' as some
quarters have described his plan.
The cabinet 10 days ago ordered
compulsory military training between
8 and 33. Lads will receive pre-mil-
itary instruction in the Fascist youth
organizations and at 21 will serve a'
period in the regular army. After their
dismissal they will be compelled to re-
port for post-military training on
Sundays and holidays and in annual
RADIO FOR TURKEY
The Turkish University at Ankara
is considering the use of radio for
educational purposes in a manner
similar to that now in use here.
Prof. Waldo Abbot, director of
broadcasting, has received a letter
from Bahni Bey of the educational'
department of Ankra asking infor-
mation concerning the University's
use of radio.
Annual Banquet To
Be Held With State
The University of Michigan Club
and the Michigan State Alumni As-
sociation of Detroit will hold their
annual Michigan - Michigan State
football luncheon Wednesday at the
Statler hotel in Detroit.
At the same time a similar meet-
ing will be held in Kalamazoo. The
two groups will be connected by tele-
phone and will be addressed by Coach
Charlie Bachman of Michigan State,
Coach Harry Kipke, and T. Hawley
Tapping, general secretary of the
Alumni Association, from Detroit.
On Monday, Oct. 8, the Detroit
chapter of the United Association of
Drug Store and Curbstone Coaches
will hold a "post-mortem" of the
Michigan State game. "Post-mort-
ems" will be held every Monday dur-
ing the football season, and will be
attended by a coach from the Univer-
Next week the Ann Arbor chapter
of the association will announce its
plans for the season.
BOSTON- SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY, Conductor
SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY, in the season now beginning, enters upon his second decade in America
as the conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Since 1924, when this most vivid figure among European conductors took the direction of
this traditionally great orchestra, he has brought it to a new and surpassing fame. Through a
decade he has developed the various sections into an assemblage of virtuosos and a perfection of
ensemble scarcely to be equally anywhere in the world. The superb, glowing tone which has come
to be one of the orchestra's distinguishing marks, the brilliance of attack and delicacy of shading
- these qualities bespeak the long and uninterrupted association of such an orchestra and such
a leader to a great purpose.
NEW and USED
Rosa Ponselle, Soprano Wed., Oct. 24
Lawrence Tibbitt, Baritone Thurs, Nov. 1
Don Cossack Russian Chorus
Serge Jaroff, Conductor Mon., Nov. 19
Josef Szigeti, Violinist Mon., Dec. 3
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Serge Koussevitzky, Conductor
Tues., Dec. 11