TAHE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, MAMCH 10, 1935
Michigan A cademy Ends Three-Day Session With Election Of
by "categories and peak dates," sug-
gesting some problems involved in the
investigation of decline causes. He
was followed by Dr. Kendall, who pre-
sented a paper on categories and
dates of peak of population in the
The fourth paper on the program
was read for Prof. Preston E. James
of the geography department, who
was unavoidably absent, and dealt
with some aspects of the problems
of measurement and correlation in
geography. Illustrations of examples
of the field work done by the Univer-
sity in Kentucky were shown.
Speaks On Marshes
Dr. A. H. Meyer of Valparaiso, Ind.
gave an account of the marshes near
Kankakee, in northern Illinois and
Indiana, an#i was followed by R. E.
Pasco, of the Michigan conservation
department, who discussed, with il-
lustrations, the technique of mapping
with air photographs. Next was Dr.
F. A. Stilgenbaure of Wayne Univer-
sity, who showed a new population
map of Detroit.
In the afternoon there were two
papers on petroleum problems in con-
nection with the Michigan oil indus-
try, read by Thomas E. Knapp, of the
Michigan conservation department,
and by P. C. Morrison, of Michigan
Two papers dealing with petroleum
problems in the Michigan oil industry
were read in the Friday afternoon
session. The first, by Thomas E.
Knapp, of the Michigan conservation
department, was entitled, "Production
and Marketing of Petroleum and Na-
tural Gas of Michigan." The other,
presented by P. C. Morrison of Mich-
igan State College, was entitled "The
Expansion of the Oil and Gas In-
dustry of Michigan."
With fish, deer, vampire bats, and
snakes in the limelight, the zoology
section met in Room 2116 of the Nat-
ural Science building yesterday under
the chairmanship of John Van Oosten
of the United States Bureau of Fish-
Prof. Frank Eggleston of the zoolo-
by department, and H. D. Ruhl, direc-
tor of the game division of the De-
partment of Conservation at Lansing,
were accepted as chairman and vice-
chairman, respectively, of the 1936
"The Occurrence of Albinos In a
Brood of the Common Water Snake,"
was the title of the first paper, read
by William Clay of the zoology de-
partment. Mr. Clay stated the albino
snakes which he had tried to raise
were the only ones known to have
been born in captivity. Five of his
six albino snakes died of a parasiti-
cal disease but the sixth is still liv-
H. K. Gloyd, of the zoology de-
partment, read "A Review of the
Rattlesnake of the Genus Sistrurus."
H e described t h e evolutionary
changes of these rattlesnakes and
compared the subspecies found in dif-
ferent parts of the country.
A description of the methods of
tagging fish was given by David S.
Shetter of the University institute
for fisheries research. Mr. Shetter
explained the values of tagging fish
to obtain data on the habits of fish.
The paper, "Recent Studies of
Michigan Deer," was given by I. H.
Bartlett of the Department of Con-
servation at Lansing. Mr. Bartlett
reported that in the 1934 hunting sea-
son the average hunter in the lower
Michigan peninsula had to hunt for
two days to see one buck, while the
average hunter in .the upper penin-
3ula had to hunt for three days to
gee a buck.
Arthur Greenhall, Grad., declared
in his paper, "New Habits of the
Jampire Bat," that the popular
theory that vampire bats suck blood
frorA their victims is entirely false.
By close observation of these bats in
different sections of the world, Green-
hall has discovered that the bats lap
up blood in the same manner as a
cat laps up milk.
The final meeting of the botany
section was held yesterday morning
when five papers were read, devoted
chiefly to research and recent dis-
coveries in botany. The speakers
were introduced by Prof. E. L. Moseley
of State College, Bowling Green, O.,
who concluded his term as chairman
of the section.
Chin-chi Jao, Grad., opened the
program with a paper on "New Oe-
dogonia Collected in China." He
was followed by Prof. William R.
Taylor of the botany department,
who delivered notes on algae found
in the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Pro-
fessor Taylor told of some of the new'
ranges in which the plant may be
Prof. F. G. Gustafson of the botany
department revealed the results of
experiments he has conducted on the
respiratory quotient and its indica-
tion of what chemical activities take
place in tomato fruits. Professor
Gustafson stated that experiments
show that raising fruit at low temp-
eratures slows down the growth and
causes changes in the developing
process. His talk was illustrated with
Alfred F. Whiting, Grad., discussed
three new agave species, and also
the century-plant, from central Mexi-
co. Whiting revealed some of the
difficulty of collecting plants in Mexi-
co and also exhibited fiber found
there, including a native sling braided
from the material.
The identification of woods by
microscopic characters was discussed
by Prof. Walter W .Tupper, of the
botany department. Professor Tup-
per used lantern slides to show the
variation of microscopic characters
in the same species and pointed out
the difficulty in identifying plants
from microscopic structures.
At a meeting of the mathematics
section yesterday afternoon Prof. J. B.
Brandeberry of the University of the
City of Toledo was elected chairman
of the section for the coming year.
Prof. L. S. Johnston of the University
of Detroit is the retiring chairman.
At the same meeting Prof. W. L. Ayres
of the University was reelected secre-
Prof. H. H. Pixley of Wayne Uni-
versity, who has recently been con-
nected with the economic survey work
carried on by the National Recovery
Administration, read a paper before
the group entitled "Econometrics" or
the fusing of mathematics, statistics,
In his paper Professor Pixley dis-
cussed the results of several surveys
that he conducted in connection with
his work- in Washington. One of these
surveys had to do with the consump-
tion of gasoline. After making a study
of conditions in four states, Pennsyl-
vania, Virginia, Mississippi, and Kan-
sas, he was able to arrive at a general
formula for the effect of rise in price
upon the consumption of gasoline,
thereby enabling the government to
regulate the production of the fuel
in accordance with the demand. One
interesting fact brought out by this
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-Associated Press Photo.
Radio reports from a Yugoslav de-
stroyer have declared that ex-Premier
Eleutherios Venizelos, supposed leader'
of the Greek rebels, had been seriously
survey is that the imposition of a one-;
cent tax on gasoline has a different
effect on the demand than an equal
increase in the price.
Another study conducted by Profes-
sor Pixley concerned the demand for
building and discussion. In this survey,
statistics were used that had been,
compiled on the building industry in
the city of St. Louis, Mo., over a
period of 35 years. As in the case of
gasoline consumption, it was possible
to derive from these figures a general
formula showing how the building in-
dustry is affected by different factors.
Language And Literature
Five papers and two supplementary
discussions were read before the meet-,
ing of the language and literature
section at 9 a.m. in Angell Hall.
"Goethe, Folk, and Folk Litera-
ture, 1771-79," was the subject of the
first paper, read by Prof. T. Schreiber
of Alma College. Professor Schreiber
discussed the period of Goethe's activ-
ities during which he dealt with the
common peasant life, rather than
the more aristocratic group to which
Prof. Effie L. Ericson of Lansing
spoke on "The Influence of Charles
Dickens on the novels of Benito Ferez
Galdos," and pointed out that Galdos
imitated Dickens in his method of
painting characters by giving them a
"On Foot in the Pereda Country"
was the subject of the paper by Prof.
J. O. Swain of Michigan State Col-
lege. Professor Swain discussed the
section of Spain which was the sub-
ject matter for Pereda's works.
Prof. O. W. Wilson of Michigan
State College spoke on "Guy de Mau-
passant as Viewed by His Contempo-
raries," and read extracts from con-
temporary newspaper reports and
criticisms by other authors. C. E.
Koella of the romance language de-
partment commented on the paper.
"Love in Antony and Cleopatra" was
the subject of the paper read by Prof.
J. Wilcox of Wayne University. He
considered the Shakespearean play at
some length, declaring that the strug-
gle between power and love was a
dominant force in Antony's life. Prof.
H. T. Price of the English department
discussed the paper afterwards.
Prof. John W. Eaton of the German
department, who was secretary of the
group for the past year, was elected
AT THE MAJESTIC
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture, pro-
duced by David . Selznick, directed by
Adolph Zukor, starring Frank Lawton,
Freddie Bartholomew, W. C. Fields, Edna
May Oliver. Maureen O'Sullivan, Lionel
Barrymore, Madge Evans, Roland Young.
Lewis Stone. Basil Rathbone, and in-
ciuding a total of 65 featured players.
This is the picture that Hollywood
could truly have advertised as colos-
sal, gigantic, and stupendous. Having
employed an intelligent adaptation
(done by Hugh Walpole), a wonder-
working director, and a huge, reput-
able, and somehow inspirted cast,
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has unleashed
all its resources to produce a really.
excellent picture. Even Charles Dick-
ens would probably endorse it as a
beautiful piece of work.
"David Copperfield" is a long pic-
ture; it involves a wide scope, having
several sub plots running along with
the main story; and the manner in
which Dickens' organic unity has been
maintained is one of the most ad-
mirable features of the picturization.
David grows logically out of his en-
vironment, and the substance of the
picture is profoundly imbedded in the
gamut of incidents which make up its
whole. There might be a question as to
whether a perfect balance is main-
tained in the presentation of these
parts, but as a whole the total effect
overshadows any doubt of this nature,
It is interesting to compare "David
Copperfield" with the picture "Clive
of India" in that both attempted to
portray an important segment of an
exceptional individual's life.' Of
course, "Clive of India" was not
blessed with having its origin in the
genius of a Charles Dickens, but
there"is a striking parallel between
the two pictures in that one is de-
plorably shallow, unforgettably over-
worked, and most undramatically dis-
connected, while the other possesses
a deftly interwoven series of related
but contrasting and varied elements
which progress ever-interestingly to
a rational, artistic climax and to an
ending in which all the factors emerge
with a satisfaction that bespeaks a
Some critics have railed the picture
for presenting a sugar-coated Eng-
land and a slightly sentimentalized
atmosphere, and they have a right to.
And it can also be said that some of
the juvenile scenes have a trace of
artificiality. But even the most an-
alytic mind will regard the expe-
rience of having seen "David Copper-
field" as something more valuable
than his keen perception can pick to
pieces. "David Copperfield" is a cine-
matic experience, and a rare one.
In the execution of the many roles,
the Hollywood cast has outdone it-
self. It is, in a sense, one of the
strangest aggregations of players that
has ever been together on the screen.
W. C. Fields, who has never been any-
one but himself in a picture, is a most
to the presidency, replacing Prof.
Warren E. Blake of the Greek depart-
ment. Prof. Charles Knudson of the
French department was elected sec-
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convincing and amusing Micawber, I
and without any of his juggling, orE
other typical laugh-securing tricks,
does a real characterization. Edna
May Oliver, customarily a farcicalf
comedy character, takes hold of her
role with all the power of an honest-
to-goodness actress and turns in aI
worthy piece of acting. And so with
Roland Young, who is familiar as a1
man about town. His Uriah Heap is7
proof of an ability which he never dis-I
played before. Of course, FreddieI
Bartholomew is an unforgettableI
David. He has everything that the
role needs. Frank Lawton, who isI
the older Copperfield, manifests all
the sensitivity and verve which makes
his portrayal memorable. No one
in the cast does even a mediocre job,
and their work is all a part of the
superb detail which affords much of
the strength in the backbone of the
A University of Michigan student
popularity contest which will last un-
til April 22 is being sponsored on
the campus by a national cigar-
ette firm, it was announced yester-
The object of the contest, accord-
ing to the company's announcement,
is to select the most popular man and
woman enrolled in the University,
both of whom will be awarded prizes
of $25 each. Popularity will be deter-
mined on the basis of votes, the back
of each package of cigarettes count-
ing as one vote.
Ballot boxes have been placed in'
15 campus drug stores and eating
places. The tabulation will be under
the supervision of Stanley G. Waltz,
manager of the Union.
Miller Will Speak For
A.S.M.E. On Paris Gun
The student division of the Amer-
ican Society of Mechanical Engineers
will sponsor a public lecture by Prof.
Henry W. Miller of the engineering
school at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday i
Natural Science Auditorium,.i
Professor Miller will speak on "The
Paris Gun," the long range cannon
that fired from behind the German
lines on Paris in 1918. Professor Miller,
who was chief engineer in charge of
heavy artillery during the World War,
is a recognized authority on the sub-
ject of the gun and was responsible
for collecting the greater part of the
information that the War Department
possesses about the gun today.
Sunday 1:30 to 1:45 p.m. Parent
Program. Round-table discussion
of "The Relation of the Citizen to
1:45 to 2 p.m. Round-table dis-
cussion of "A Sociological Inven-
tory of Your Community."
Tuesday 2 to 2:30 p.m. Michigan
My Michigan Series. "The Univer-
sity and the State," by Shirley W.
Smith, vice-president and secretary
of the University.
Wednesday 2 to 2:30 p.m. Voca-
tional Guidance Series. "The Sur-
veyor," by Prof. Clarence T. John-
ston of the geodesy and surveying
Thursday 2 to 2:30 p.m. Spanish
Language Series. "Leyendes Es-
panolas," by E. A. Mercado, in-
structor in Spanish. (Talk given in
10 to 10:15 "Uniform Traffic
Laws," by Prof. Roger L. Morrison
of the highway engineering de-
10:15 to 10:30 "Music at the Uni-
versity and the May Festival of
1935," by Prof. Earl V. Moore, mu-
sical director of the School of
Friday 2 to 2:30 p.m. Speech
Series. "The Place of Speech in
Various Vocations," by Prof. James
M. O'Neill of the speech depart-
LONG BEACH SHAKEN
LONG BEACH Calif., March 9-
(M)-A short earth tremor was felt
here at 2:43 a.m. today.
"Let go of your children" was the
warning issued to parents recently
by Prof. Howard Y. McClusky of the
educational psychology department
in his radio address "Mental Hygiene
and Adolescence" broadcast over sta-
Professor McClusky give examples
of children whose parents had kept
hold of them past the time when they
should have been "emotionally ma-
ture." Of these, he said, "They are
not yet emotionally weaned from
their earlier days of living. They
have emotional adhesions. And the
longer these adhesions last, the more
painful it will be when they have to
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BECAUSE - whether they're French or Chinese or have nothing but pure Scotch flowing in their
veins - they all have a certain smugness about them - that satisfied feeling which is the inevitable
aftermath of a thrifty round of shopping at Mack's. There are manifold reasons why the extra steps
Main Street are so well worth a collitch girl's (and boy's) while:
The KNITTING CORNER is such a sunny, pleasant
place to spend an afternoon, and is simply oozing
with yarns and patterns. The instruction, of course,
The FASHION FLOOR, with its new coat of paint
and modern fixings, is something to see. You will
notice, too, a radical change in the dresses and suits
and coats and blouses and things. We're concentrat-
ing on bright, young things and bright, low prices.
The line of DOMESTICS - bedspreads, towels and
linens of all sorts - is so complete. The gay pleasant
luncheon sets and the candlewick bedspreads ($1.98)
will particularly catch your eye.
The bolts and bolts of beautiful spring SILKS AND
WOOLENS in the annex, the piles and piles of
pattern books (Butterick, Pictorial, Simplicity) to
study at your ease and the helpful dressmaker who
will do all in her power to make your outfit a success.
Besides which, you can have your hemstitching done
is may be a relatively unimportant matter,
ey're a major part of your costume this spring
e think we have the largest and best collection
is hardly a demand that the thoroughgoing
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'ERY SERVICE is prompt and free. Which
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RANCH POST OFFICE in the Annex is the
lace in the city at which home-bound laundry
ther packages may be mailed on Saturday
oon and evening.