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May 01, 1935 - Image 6

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MAY 1, 1935

Forest Fires Sweep Wide Areas In New England

-Associated Press Photo.
The menace of forest fires and their inevitable damage has been felt in many sections of New England,
and thousands of acres have been damaged in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. CCC workers are shown
battling a bad fire at Groton, Mass.

New Library Exhibit Features
Collection Of Oriental Books
The latest exhibit to be placed in encountered by early Christian col-
the display cases of the main library lectors in obtaining copies of the
by Miss Ella M. Hymans, curator of Koran, the Bible of the Mohammedan
rare books for the University, features religion, is found in one of the early
a display of Oriental books, as a fea- copies of this sacred book. It is writ-
ture of the Oriental Languages con- ten in the oldest style of cubic script,
vention recently held here. and resembles one of the old penman-
The collection of manuscripts in ship books rather than a book that
this field, according to University of- was regarded as one of the great pos-
ficials, dates only from the first Near sessions of a people, and for which
East expedition during which Prof. the Islamites would fight to the death.
Kelsey purchased a large number of if any indignity was offered to the
manuscripts dealing with various bib- book.'
lical and liturgical subjects. Later Persian influence slowly creeping
other collections along divergent lines into the old Mohammedan empire is
were purchased by the University at
different times. The collection now shown by the change in character of
being shown in the corridor cases is the Arabic manuscripts. The first
composed of items mainly taken from ones are plain and unadorned, em-
these later additions. phasizing the Word of the Prophet
Only Arabic, Turkish and Persian rather than any exterior decoration
books are included in this exhibit.rthebtakanfterorderatihn
The Persian books in particular are on the book of the Word. Then, with
remarkable for the brilliance of il- the increase in size of the Arabian
lumination which characterizes them. dominion and the entering of new
Vivid golds and scarlets rim the pages influences, the Persian element began
of almost all of the manuscripts, while to dominate the policy of the empire.
the actual written matter takes up a This is clearly shown by the later
minority of the page space. Several copies of the Koran display which
of these books were a part of the li- have abandoned. the old. Arabian
brary of Abdul Hamid, former sultan tradition of simplicity just as the
of Turkey, which were purchased by Arabs of the time were doing in their
the library after his deposition in personal modes of living and dress.
1909. These collections, of which only The Arabs began to imitate the older
a few items are now on display, were and richer culture of the Persians
inventoried by Prof. William H. Wor- whom they had conquered, and the
rell. of the semetics department. appearance of their books shows that
Other collections are still in the proc- tendency, for now the Arabs too be-
ess of being inventoried. gan decorate their books with the
A recollection of the vast difficulty brilliant illuminated letters and bor-
ders that characterize all the Persian
Reductions In The final phase of the collection
shows the accomplishments of the last
AnnualBudget great Mohammedan group to enter,
as a power in world affairs. Turkey
inherited the traditions of Islam in
Firures Made its turn, and the books of the Turks
show the reflection of the increasing
Tentative budget estimates for the culturerand civilization of thebnew
~ityof nn Abor asshow intheconquerors. The traditional books,
ity of Ann Arbor, as shown in theand the Koran were now supplement-
summary annually presented to the db ommeresunhle of
2ouncil budget committee, total $469,- ed by commentaries on the life of
1.7.99as ompredto 482604.98Mohammed, and even the forerunners
172.99 as compared to $482,604.98of the American "Books of Knowl-
he size of the budget last year. Iofdghe"ATrisnBooks ofgnol-
Numerous alterations in the budget wedge" pTurkish books began, too, to
ire anticipated before the figure fi- show pictures of people, notably thoe
rially passes through the council, but of the Turkish ambassadors, in direct
local authorities expressed their be- violation of the custom of Islam and
lief that the total will probably re- the sayings of Mohammed.
main below that of last year. The final shelf shows the develop-
Increases are sought in nine of the ment of bookbindings, and range
departmental budgets, while three de- from cloth and paper toplush, leather,
artments have estimated their bud- and, finally, one of the most valuable
fets as totaling the same as last year. things in itself that is in the col-
Four city departments have turned lection on display, a binding made of
n figures below last year's budgets. solid silver that was used on a very
The total estimated expenditures large book.
rom the fufids of the city may be ------
educed still further by increased re- y

Health Service
Warns Of Usual
Dr. Forsythe Specifies The
Dangers From Sunburn,
Poison Ivy, Sumac
Sunburn and poison ivy were des-
cribed yesterday by Dr. Warren E.
Forsythe, director of the Health
Service, as the two greatest health
hazards confronting students in the
"We advocate tne development of
a tan," Dr. Forsythe said, -"even
though the benefit of a tan is prob-
ably overrated, if it is acquired grad-
ually. Sunburn, however, does much
harm, besides the pain suffered."
He said that sunburn resulted in
loss of sleep, sometimes a fever, some
poisoning from the injured tissue,
and the danger of infection from
He described poison ivy as simply
a case of contact with the paint which
is found around fences and in woods.
He said that the low growing vine
is poisonous even before the leaves
are out.
Poisonous sumac, a head-high bush
found in swamps, accounts for some
of the poisoning, experienced by stu-
dents, he said. In the spring it still
has the dried-up berries on it. and,
like the ivy, is poisonous before the
leaves are developed.
"The poison is a waxy, sticky sub-
stance and acts when it comes into
contact with the skin," he remarked.
"Both types of poisoning are best
combated by a thorough scrubbing
with hot water and strong soap, fol-
lowed by a good rinse. Since the
wax is poisonous in small amounts,
it is necessary that the washing be
very thorough and done as soon as
possible after exposure."
Blisters on the hands also take
their toll the physician said. He
added that the blisters should not be
broken once they have been developed,
and advised that those whose work
is likely to lead to them should wear
cheap gloves until their hands tough-
en up.
Greenbaum, TheFurrier
448 Spring Street

June 1 Marks
Beginning Of
Final Exams
Daniel L. Rich Announces
+chedule For All Schoos
And Colleges
(Continued From Page 1)
Business Adm. 152 - Saturday a.m.,
June 1.
Business Adm. 206 - Thursday a.
m., June 6.
Any course not listed in any of the
above groups may be examined at any
time on which the instructor and
class concerned may agree.
Each student taking practical work
in music in the School of Music will
be given an individual examination.
Each such student should consult the
bulletin board at the School of Music
to learn the day and hour assigned
for his or her individual examination.
Regular class work will continue
until Friday night, May 31.
Examinations in the College of
Engineering are scheduled according
to the time of meeting of the class.
For courses having both lecture and
quiz sections, the hour in question is
the time of the first lecture period of
the week. For classes having only
quizzes, the time of examination de- _
pendsupon the time of the first quiz
Drawing and laboratory work may
be continued through the examina-
tion period in amount equal to that
normally devoted to such work dur-
ing one week.
Certain courses will be examined
at special periods as noted below the
regular schedule. All cases of con-
flicts between assigned examination
periods should be reported for adjust-
ment to Prof. J. C. Brier, Room 3223
East Engineering Building, before I
May 30. To avoid misunderstand-
ings and errors, each student should a
receive notification from his instruc-
tor of the time and place of his ap-
pearance in each course during the
period June 1 to June 11.
Examinations begin at 8 a.m. and 2
p.m. No single course is permitted
more than four hours of examination.
No date of examination may be r
changed without the consent of the t
Classification Committee.
Classes Time Of Examination
Mon. at 8 - Saturday a.m., June 1.
Mon. at 9- Tuesday a.m., June 4. 1
Mon. at 10- Monday a.m., June 3.
Mon. at 11- Wednesday a.m., June 5.
Mon. at 1- Monday a.m., June 10.
Mon. at 2 -Saturday p.m., June 1.
Mon. at 3 -Tuesday p.m., June 11.
Tues. at 8 -Monday p.m., June 10.
Tues. at 9 - Tuesday p.m., June 4.
Tues. at 10 -Saturday p.m., June 8.
Tues. at 11 - Thursday p.m., June 6.
Tues. at 1 -Tuesday a.m., June 11.
Tues. at 2-Monday p.m., June 3.
Tues. at 3- Friday a.m., June 7.
E.M. 1, 2; C.E. 2- *Thursday a.m.,
June 6.
Surv. 1, 2, 4; Spanish - *Friday p.m.,
June 7.
M.E. 3; German- *Wednesday p.m.,
June 5.
E.E. 2a; Shop 2, 3, 4; French - *Sat-
urday a.m., June 8.
Draw. 1, 2, 3,; Ec. 51, 52, 53, 54 - *Fri--
day a.m., June 7.
*This may be used as an irregular
period provided there is no conflict
with the regular printed schedule
Case System
Three-Year Day Course
Four-Year Evening Course

College Degree or Two Years of
College Work with Good Grades


Required for Entrance
Transcript of Record Must Be Furnished
Morning, Early Afternoon and
Evening Classes
For further information address
233 Broadway, New York


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