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THE MIHIGAN IDAILY

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1935

Miss Topping's
Lecture Traces
Unions'History
Socialist Party And Unions
Have Same Purposes,
1peaker States
Miss Helen Topping, secretary to
Toyohiko Kagawa, the Japanese re-
ligious and economic leader, ad-
dressed a group of 60 students and
faculty members Tuesday night at
Lane Hall.
Miss Topping, who has studied at
the University of Southern California
and the Pacific School of Religion,
discussed the origin and development
of industrial cooperative unions, and
traced the history of the unions from
their founding in 1844 in the weav-
ing center of Rochdale, England.
Since that time the original member-
ship has grown from 28 to almost 28,-
000,000 in England, she said, and the
different unions have ships sailing
five seas. The individual unions are:
medical, producers, credit, manufac-
turers, consumers, insurance and ma-
terial aid.
Miss Topping pointed out that al-
though the goal of the union groups
is materially the same as that of the
Socialist party, the method of ap-
proach is different, in that the unions
are started on an equal sharing
basis in a small group, and are al-
lowed to develop naturally, while the
Socialist party would start its ac-
tivities on a large scale, allowing no
time for development.
Cooperative unions, Miss Topping
said, have found their strongest sup-
port outside of England in Sweden
and Japan, and have been established
in 50 countries of the world.
At the conclusion of herdtalk, Miss
Topping conducted a question period
and forum. She also announced that
Kagawa, who will soon start an
American tour, will be present in Ann
Arbor next March.

Museum Brushes Dust, Cobwebs Tapping Report
From Old Books For Exhibition, Lauds Alumni's,

P11 1'10"nmor

Natural History Is Theme'
Of Display; Oldest Book
Dates From 1861
A temporary exhibit of books on
the natural history of Michigan,
prepared by Miss Crystal Thompson,
director of visual education of the
University Museums, has recently
been put on display on the third floor
of the University Museums Building.
The exhibit includes some of the
earliest publications of the State
Geological Survey and of the Uni-
versity. The oldest book, published
in 1860, is the first biological report
of Michigan, and was compiled under
the direction of Alexander Winchell,
state geologist. It includes descrip-
tions of mammals, birds, reptiles, and
mollusks found in Michigan.
A journal of the museum of the
University covering the period from
1870 to 1880 and also published under
Dr. Winchell's direction, is included
in the collection. It is actually a sort
of diary of the work of the museum,
Miss Thompson said.
A book on a survey of the lower
peninsula, made from 1873 to 1875
by C. Rominger, is also being dis-
played. It is devoted to Michigan's
fossil coral and describes for the first
time several fossil corals which are
now being shown in the Museum.
One of the earliest descriptions of
Isle Royale is given in a book by
Charles C. Adams, entitled "An Eco-
logical Survey of Isle Royal, Lake
Superior," published in 1909.
"A Biological Survey of Sand Dune
Region on the South Shore of Sag-
inaw Bay, Michigan," is the title of
a book prepared under the direction
of President Ruthven, then chief
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field naturalist of the Michigan vi " ~ '
Geological and Biological Survey.
President Ruthven is also co- The November issue of the Bulletin
author with Miss Crystal Thompson of American Colleges contains an ar-.
and Miss Helen T. Gaige of a book-i
let entitled "Herpetology of Mich-
igan." The latter publication is Program" by T. Hawley Tapping, gen-
printed under the same cover with eral secretary of the University of
"A Memoranda Towards a Bibliog- Michigan Alumni Association.
raphy of the Archaeology of Mich- Stressing the fact that the vast
igan," written by Harlan I. Smith. majority of gifts to the University
Also included in the exhibit are have been without solicitation, Mr.
two volumes of "The Agaricaceae of Tapping continued, "Such a situa-
Michigan," by C. H. Kauffman, and Ltion is made more interesting when
ter Bradford Barrows, curator of the it is realized that practically half of
general museum when the book was the physical plant at the University
published in 1912. of Michigan in Ann Arbor has been
Three recent publications of the given by friends or alumni of the
University, and the only books in the University."
exhibit which are now in print, are "In adition this," Mr. Tap-
also included in the display. They ping stated, "Many millions of dol-
are "The Herpetology of Michigan," lars have been poured into the Uni-
mentioned above, "A Mammal of the versity coffers for other uses."
Recent Wild Mammals of Michigan," Since this article was published, a
by L. R. Dice; and "The Mollusca gift of $5,000,o00 has been received
of Michigan," by Calvin Goodrich. by the University from the Horace H.
Rackham Fund. It serves as an ex-
The Medical College of the State cellent example of the type of mu-
of South Carolina will celebrate its nificence to which Mr. Tapping's ar-
111th anniversary Nov. 13. ticle refers.
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Smoker At Union
Held For Freshmen
Phi Eta Sigma, freshman honorary
fraternity, will hold its annual smok-
er for all freshmen next Monday at
7 :30 p.m. in the Union ballroom, it
was announced yesterday by S. M.
Smith, '38E, president.
President Ruthven will give an in-
formal talk before the group and
Dean of Students Joseph A. Bursley
will also speak. The meeting will
open with group singing and refresh-
ments will be served.
The purpose of the meeting is to
acquaint freshman with the organi-
zation, Smith said.

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Author Of 1919 J.G.P.
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"Interrupted Honeymoon" is the
title of Pauline Benedict Fischer's
first novel, which has just been pub-
lished. The author was a member
of the Class of 1920, wrote the Junior
Girls Play of 1919, and was a mem-
ber of Wyvern and Gamma Phi Beta.
Miss Fischer is living in Blooming-
ton, N. J. and plans to pursue the
career of a novelist there. Her book
was published by the Pennsylvania
Publishing Company and is concerned
with the chaotic adventures of two
newlyweds on their honeymoon.

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