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Van Wagoner
Claims Drivers
Demand Safety
Greater Application And
Use Of Information In
Existence Asked
Capt Lyons Speaks
Stresses Need For Local
Speed Laws Applying To
Each Locality
A challenge laid down by the
American driving public, demanding
greater speed in their automobiles
and greater safety on the highways,
was described yesterday by Murray
D. Van Wagoner, State Highway
Commissioner, at the morning ses-
sion of the Michigan Highway Con-
Before a large attendance of engi-
neers, police officials, and safety di-
rectors, which filled the ballroom of
the Union, Van Wagoner stated that
this challenge must be met by thre'r
factors, each of whose contributions
is necessary to promote greater safety
on the nation's roads and highways.
These factors, he said, are the "hu-
man engineers" who drive the auto-
n iles, the autorengineers who con-
struct the motor vehicles, and the
highway engineers who build and
maintain the roads on which the
autos are driven.
What is needed at the present
,time, Van Wagoner maintained, is
not more expert knowledge on the
-relations of speed and safety factors,
but a greater use and application of
the information already in existence.
Lyon Speaks
Continuing the general trend of
ideas advanced by Van Wagoner,
Captain L. A. Lyon of the Michigan
State Police emphasized the need for
each individual highway or portions
of each highway to be tested, and
the speed of these sectors limited ac-
cording to the conditions of traffic,
visibility, and general road surfaces
that prevail.
While a general speed law for the
entire state would be unsatisfactory,
since some roads may be traveled at
speeds up to 70 miles per hour, where-
as others are dangerous over 30 or
40. laws applying to each locality
throughout the state are urgently
needed, Captain Lyon stated.
An excellent indication of the
causes producing highway accidents
can be seen in the recent study made
of U.S. 112 between Detroit and the
Indiana border, Captain Lyon said.
The study revealed that 35 per cent
of the accidents came at the inter-
sections, 30 per cent were due to the
inattention of the drivers, and 35
per cent were caused by excessive
speeding or the desire for it influenc-
ing drivers to pass on hills, steer down
the wrong side of the highway, and
weave in and out of traffic.
Excessive Speed Blamed
Speaking on the subject of "Speed
and Safety from the standpoint of
the city police, Colonel H. A. Pickert,
police commissioner of Detroit,
stressed the idea that it is excessive
spe d which is the major cause of!
automobile accidents.f
To meet these speeding tendencies
of the driving public, laws must be
closely adapted to the various types
of driving conditions that prevail in
any large urban community, Colonel
Pickert maintained. The five major
considerations that must be kept in
mind are the density of the popula-
tion, the amount of traffic, the heavi-
ness of traffic on cross streets, the
rights of the pedestrians, and the
width of the pavements.
Speed maniacs should be elimin-
ated, Colonel Pickert stated, and they

can be eliminated through a propery
functioning of our traffic courts which
are now open to "ticket fixing" and
other malpractices now swelling the
total of traffic accidents and fatali-
Two sessions met in the afternoon,
discussing the general subjects of
"Highway Engineering" and "Traffic
Control." A dinner was held for the
entire conference last night at the
Union. Prof. John S. Worley, head
of the division of transportation engi-
ne ring of the University, gave the
main speech fo rthe occasion on the
sutbject "Self Sufficiency."
The Conference will close this
morning with a general business
meeting led by Allan M. Williams;
prsident of the Michigan Associa-
tion of Road Commissionrs and

President Greets Last Of Lincoln's Guard

Olson Stresses.
Importance Of
Nursery School
Sees Primary Education
As Field For Persons Of
Ability AndTraining
Stressing the importance of nursery
schools in the development of chil-
dren of pre-school age, Prof. Willard
C. Olson of the department of educa-
tion discussed the duties of the teach-
er of young children in his talk of
the Vocational Guidance series in a
broadcast at 2 p m. yesterday from
Morris Hall over WJR.
"Those actually in touch with the
history and operation of nursery
schools," Professor Olson said, "are
convinced of their actual and poten-
tial value and are of the opinion that
larger provision for the pre-school
years will be inevitable as society
becomes increasingly conscious of
the conservation of its human re-
He said that at present there ap-
pears to be an actual shortage of per-
sons of ability and training who have
a preparation which qualifies them
for the general area of nursery school,
kindergarten, and primary education.
Outlining the duties of the teacher
of young children, Professor Olson
mentioned that the nursery school
teacher is a practitioneer in the field
of human relations. "Her work," he
said, "is as stimulating and many
sided as the variable human material
with which she deals. She is called
upon for a range of information and
skills concerning such matters as the
proper food, clothing, habit train-
ing, and sleep for the young child;
the selection of suitable toys and play
equipment; the development of in-
tellectual interests and abilities; the
handling of social and emotional
problems in the child-child or the
" parent-child relationship."
According to Professor Olson, the
programs of nursery schools often
parallel those of the other school
units both in the hours per day and
in the length of the school year.
Salaries, he further added, have us-
ually been as good or better than
those in other elementary units.
S.CA. Cabinet
SPlans Work Of
New Semester
The cabinet of the Student Chris-
tian Association held its first meet-
ing of the second semester last night
and plans for the new semester wereE

Summer Term
Lecture Series
Is Announced
Prof. James L. Pollock To
Give Opening Address;
Many Faculty Speak

He Sounded Verdict

Newspaper And
Church Seeking
New Buildings

Plans for the 1935 Summer Session
lecture series and excursions were
announced yesterday by Prof. Louis A.
Hopkins, director of the Summer Ses-<
The opening lecture, to be given in'
the Natural Science Auditorium, will
be delivered by Prof. James K. Pol-
lock of the political science depart-.
ment. His subject has not yet been an-
nounced. Three other speeches will be
given the first week of the session. Dr.
W. B. Hinsdale, professor-emeritus :, .;: .
of the medical school, will talk of :,t"}"> '
"Medicine and Surgery Among the
Primitive Indians," Prof. A. S. Aiton . <
of the history department will discuss}
problems of Hispanic America, and
Prof. Warren E. Blake of the Greek
department will speak on "Pagan
Dr. Frederick A. Coller of the med-
ical school will open the second week's
program with a lecture on "Cancer."
He will be followed by Prof. Armand
J. Eardley of the geology department,.
who will lecture on "Niagara Falls,"-Associated Pres Photo.
and Prof. Roy W. Sellars of the phil- This pescd picture of Keith Bar-
osophy department, whose subject will rowcliff, undershelff f Hunterdon
be "Rival Social Philosophies of the county, N. J., shows him as he ap-
Present." peared when he rang the bell in the
Prof. Lewis M. Simes of the law belfry of the courthouse at Fleming-
school will speak on "Curious and ton, N. J., to signalize the return of
Practical Aspects of Wills," and "Cel- a verdict in the Hauptmann case.

Local Congregation Plans
Move, Paper Options
Present Site
The Ann Arbor Daily News has
received an option on the property
occupied by the First Presbyterian
Church at Huron and Division, and
may build on the property, while the
church trustees are considering erect-
ing a new edifice on Washtenaw Ave.,
it was announced yesterday.
The authorization to sell the prop-
ertv which includes both the church
and the ground was given to the
board of trustees by the congrega-
tion of the church. This congrega-
tion is the oldest in the city, and has
been considering a change from its
old quarters fo01 some time. The site
chosen at 1426 Washtenaw has been
owned by the church since 1926.
Building plans have not yet been
completed according to the announce-
mert of the board, but it is under-
stcod that the new project would
repiesent the joint efforts and pro-
grams of the Ann Arbor congrega-
tion and the University of Michigan
Presbyterian Corporation. This new
church could easily serve the needs
of both groups according to present
plans. The estimated cost of the
building is approximately $150,000.
The Ann Arbor Daily News, while
securing the 'option on the church
property have made no announce-
ment of any plan or program which
wvould entail the erection of a new
buildingyto house the staff and
machinery of the presses, but it is
believed that this is the ultimate pur-
pose for which the purchase of the
property would be made.
To Continue Series
Of Book Reviews
A series of book reviews by members
of the faculty of the journalism de-
partment, begun some time ago, will
be continued this semester, it was an-
nounced yesterday' by Prof. John L.
Brumm, head of the department.
The next review will be given Mon-
day by Prof. Wesley H. Maurer, who
will discuss "Method of Freedom" by
Walter Lippmann. The reviews are
to be given every Monday at 4 p.m.
in Room E, Haven Hall, and will be
open to the general public.
Our New Spring Stock has
arrived. Shop for BARGAINS
Chas. Doukas, Custom Tailor
1319 South University


-Associated Press Photo.
Only survivor of President Lincoln's last bodyguard, William Henry
Gilbert, 93-year-old Craley, Pa., Civil war veteran, was reveied at the
White House by President Roosevelt. He is shown seated in one of
Lincoln's cabinet chairs during his interview with the President.
Former Webster's Dictionary
Editor Joins University Staff

Prof. Thomas A. Knott, for the
past nine years general editor of
Webster's New International Diction-
ary, second edition, has joined the
University this semester as professor
of English and editor of the Middle
English Dictionary now in prepara-
Professor Knott is primarily a
language scientist and a student of
the Middle Ages. Previous to his
work on the new dictionary, Profes-
sor Knott taught and wrote about
English grammar, the history of the
English language, and present day
usage as well as Chaucer and "Piers
the Plowman."
Northwestern University, the Uni-

was in charge of the collecting of new
words such as "reflation," and newI
meaning of old words such as "de-
pression." He trained the editors
who wrote the non-scientific and
non-technical definitions as well as
those editors in the dictionary office
who reviewed the work of special
editors such as Dean Roscoe Pound
of the Harvard Law School, who,
wrote the law definitions, J. S. Ames,
President of Johns Hopkins Univer-!
sity, who wrote the definitions in
physics and aeronautics, and Dr.
Heber Curtis of the Astronomy de-
partment of the University, who wrote
the definitions in astre-physics.
Professor Knott settled most of



versity of Chicago, and the Univer- the questions on compound words, laid. It was reported that a booklet
sity of Iowa were the schools Pro- hyphens, and capitalization. As a had been published and 2,000 put
fessor Knott was associated with be- in circulation for the purpose of ac-
fore he began his work of the past. member of the editorial board he quainting students with the "aims
nine years. PRofessor Khott re- assisted also in settling the policies and services" of the S.C.A.
marked that he assumed his former about etymology and pronunciation. John H. Jeffries, '37, chairman of
position with the intention of again; In cooperation with the resident the committee in charge of the S.C.A.
returning to University work, an op- staff and scores of important Middle I Jamboree which is to be held on April
portunity which his present position English scholars in America and Eu- 2 for the benefit of the Fresh Air
will now afford him. rope, Professor Knott will direct the Camp, stated that students had begun
As general editor of the new un- editorial policy of the Middle Eng- to work on the program for the jam-
abridged Webster, Professor Knott lish Dictionary. The dictionary is boree and that next week-end a
being produced under the auspices delegation would be sent to Chicago
Exhibit Faesimilies of the University with financial sup- to obtain some national headliner for
port from the American Council of the Jamboree.
From Famous Book Learned Societies and the Rockefeller The Freshman Handbook, which
Foundation. is published each year free of charge
"The Middle English Dictionary," by the S.C.A. and sent to incoming
Facsimilies of illuminations from said Professor Knott, "is like all students, is well under way, and Rich-
the Grimani Breviary, a late fifteenth other great dictionaries, a record of ard S. Clarke, '37, editor of the hand-
and early sixteenth century book of civilization and culture in the period book, announced that the book would
church offices, now in the library of it covers, the years 1100-1475. This contain many new and original fea-L
St. Marks, in Venice, are on exhibit period is of the utmost importance tures and that the printing contracts
in the main library showcases in today because in it there appear for were being considered.
the first floor lobby, the first time most of the social, A booklet showing many views of
The Grimani Breviary is a famous political, and economic problems that the campus is also going to be re-
Flemish book, containing the daily face the world today." leased in the near future. This book-
offices or prayers prescribed by can- Professor Knott remarked that it let will be distributed by the S.C.A.
onical law for daily recitation by the was at this time that modern cities and was edited in order to give pros-
clergy and monks in the Roman Cath- appeared, modern business, party pective students pictures of the vari-
olic church. It consists of the abridg- politics, and the conflict of interna- ous University buildings. Announce-
ment of services of the early church, tional interests. "To understand ment of the release of the booklet
passages from the Old and New Test- { these problems today, it is essential will be made later and will appear inj
aments, hymns, and psalms, and is that we understand how they began; The Daily.
written in Latin. It is divided accord- and the Middle English Dictionary Several new members were added
ing to the seasons, and further ac- will record and interpret the language to the cabinet and these include:
cording to the church calendar. in which the earlier problems were William H. Wilsnack, '37, Eldon R.
In its original form, the Grimani stated," Professor Knott concluded. Hamm, '38, Robert W. Johnson, '38,
Breviary is made up of 831 large Justin Cline, '36, and Evelyn Maloy,
iages, with forty-nine full page min- TALKS IN IMLAY CITY I '36. Other members of the cabinet
iatures, besides the calendar, pictures are: Richard S. Clarke, '37, Walter
and minor marginal decorations. The Prof. Shirley W. Allen of the School
subiect'matter of the illustrations is of Forestrv and Conservation re- ,

estial Photography by the Motion Pic-
ture Method" will be discussed by
Prof. Heber D. Curtis of the astron-
omy department. The tenth lecture
will be delivered by Prof. Walter B.
Pillsbury, head of the psychology de-
partment, who will speak on "Bodily
Types And Mental Characteristics."
The first lecture of the fourth week
of the session will be given by Prof.
Paul Mueschke of the English de-
partment. His subject will be "Recent
Trends in Shakespearean Scholar-
ship." Following his talk, Prof.
Charles Jamison of the business ad-
ministration school will speak on
"Salaries and Services," and Prof.
William H. Worrell of the Semitics
department will discuss "An Old
Bohairic Letter in the Michigan Papy-
rus Collection."
The lecture program for the fifth
week includes "The Henry E. Hunt-
ington Library"' by Dr. L. B. Wright
of the English department, "Book
Collecting and Book Collections" by
Prof. Hugo Thieme of the romance
languages department, and "State
Parks of Michigan, Present and Fu-
ture" by Prof. Harlow Whittemore,
head of the landscape design depart-
Dr. James D. Bruce of the medical
school will open the schedule of the
sixth week. He will lecture on "The
Modern Concept of Preventive Medi-
cine." The eighteenth talk will be de-
livered by Prof. G. P. Adams, visit-
ing professor of the University of
California, who will talk on "The
Present Crisis in Philosophy." Prof.
Henry Higbie of the engineering
school will close the series with a
lecture on "Residence Lighting."
As in former years, and extensive
program of University excursions has
also been planned.
The first trip will be a tour of
the campus and Ann Arbor. Other ex-
cursions will include a day in Detroit,
an inspection tour of the Cranbrook
.schools, a tour of the Ford River
Rouge plant, a two-day trip to Niag-
ara Falls, and others to the General
Motors Proving Ground at Milford,
Greenfield Village and Put-In-Bay.
Pleiss, '37, Elizabeth Evans, '36, John
H. Jeffries, '37, William O. Warner,
'35, William G. Barndt, '37, Eleanor
Peterson '35, Vernon Johnson, '36.
Flower Dept.
113 East Washington Phone 2-3147

Decided Swing Seen
In Policy To Labor
(Continued from Page 1)
of powerful employers' associations.
The NRA has provided the means
by which both labor and capital may
organize themselves in formal bodies,
and there is a possibility that the lat-
ter, through such groups as the
American Manufacturers Association,
might take advantage of its new
technique to the harm of the work-
ing and consuming public, he stated.
Some gains for labor have been
achieved thi'ough the NRA, especial-
ly as a result of the statement made
in the codes regarding the right of
labor to organize, and compelling
business to accept; this, but, contin-
ued Professor Handman, "a good
deal more than this is desirable."
Greater recognition of the rights
of labor by industry should be "ac-
companied and predicated by a
change in the present leadership of
American labor which has shown it-
self as an inefficient factor in the
contemporary labor movement."

of biblical and historical origin, relat-
ing to miracles and stories of saints,
disciples, and Old Testament episodes.
The pages in the original breviary



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