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SEPTEMBER 24, 1935


Set Damages
At $5,000 In
Campus Fire
Telephone Lines, Pipes
Destroyed In University
Tunnel Blaze
B. & G. Department
Completes Repairs
President's Home, Union,
League, And University
BuildingsAre Improved
More than 300 men were kept busy
during the summer months by the
Building and Grounds department in
making the University ready for the
1935-36 year.
A nine-hour fire on Thursday,
Sept. 12, in the heating tunnels un-
der the intersection of North Uni-
versity and Washtenaw avenues pro-
vided extra work for the departmentt
in addition to the customary paint-
ing, plastering, installing, and re-1
The blaze, which began at 6:30 p.m.
'when sparks from a repair worker's
acetylene torch ignited the canvas
surface of a steam main, destroyed
the canvas, wool felt, and paper cov-
erings of the pipes for a considerable
area, as well as putting 16 arteries of.
the telephone system out of commis-
The Ann Arbor fire department;
inally stopped the fire by sendingI
streams of water down the manholes
surrounding the burning area, thus
preventing further spread.
Turkish Bath Installed
The University's damages were es-
timated at $4,000, and the telephone
company's loss was approximately
Work on the campus ground dur-
ing the summer included paving the
driveways between the Chemistry and
Natural Science Buildings, beside
President Ruthven's residence, and
behind the University Museums, and
building a cement side-drive for Hill
The sidewalk on the east side of
East University Avenue, between
South University and North Uni-
versity Avenues, is being moved 16
feet westward and will be adjacent
to the curb. College Avenue adjacent
to East Hall will henceforth be util-
ized as a University parking space.
The Building and Grounds depart-
ment installed the new turkish bath
In the basement of the Union.
At the University Hospital an ad-
dition two stories high is being con-
structed to house the new physio-
therapy baths, and a concrete ma-
chine room was built south of the
southwest wing of the hospital.
35 Painters Employed
Thirty-five painters were employed
through the summer doing interior
painting in the Health Service, dor-
mitories, Lawyers Club, Psychopathic
Hospital, Womens Athletic Building,
and various campus buildings.
Repairs and alterations were made
in the Dental Building, Psychopathic
Hospital, Angell Hall, Haven Hall,
Tappan Hall, East and West Medical
buildings, and East Engineering
A new tile floor has been put in at
the Palmer Field House. Newberry
Residence has been equipped with an
improved refrigerator system.
Paint and wax were applied in im-
proving the appearance of the Stu-
dent- Publications Building. Screens
are now being constructed.

The old steam pipe leading from
the Building and Grounds sub-sta-
tion to the, RO.T.C. building was
taken out and a new one installed.
Eighteen rooms in the Chemistry
Building were equipped with new soil
pipes. At the University Hospital,
seven elevators are being remodeled.
At the Yost Field House two coats
of paint were given to the large side
windows and the water softeners were
Repairs were made to the roofs
of six campus buildings. The score-

Center Of American Historical Literature

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Clements' Library Exhibits New
And Rare Collection Of Books,

That most distinguished of dic-
tinctive libraries, which no freshmana
will ever use but which all will want;
to see -the William L. Clements
Library, on South University Avenue
across from Martha Cook dormitory
- is displaying an exhibit on "Mathe-
mratica Americana," a collection of
rare mathematics books touching on
In four glass cases, amid the beau-
tiful furnishings of the library's in-
terior, the visitor will see books, por-
traying the history of mathematical
geography from the sixteenth century
to the nineteenth. In the exhibition
is Martin Waldseemuller's "Cosmo-
graphiae Introduction," written in
1507, which vies with the works of
Petrus Apianus and Gemma Frisius,
also on exhibit, for the honor of nam-
ing this continent America. Apianus'
works shown range from 1521 to
Atlas Of 1595 Exhibited
Because the discovery of the New
World produced many new problems
in navigation, the interests of mathe-
maticians and geographers turned
toward America and a series of books
on that phase appeared. The Clem-
ents' exhibit shows Gerard Merca-
tor's Atlas, as it was published in 1595,
along with a picture of the author.
There is a 1657 edition of Edward
Wright's "Certain Errors in Naviga-
tion," which was among the first to
bring a sound mathematical train-
ing to navigation, according to a
booklet published by the library on
Test Student
Reactions To
War, Marriagre
In a paper read to a meeting of
the American Psychological Associa-
tion during their recent convention
here, Dr. E. Lowell Kelly of Connecti-
cut State College told of a test he had
used to determine student attitudes
toward war, capital punishment, the
church, marriage, divorce, ROTC, so-
cialism, communism, and other so-
cial institutions and of the results of
attending an anti-war meeting upon
the attitude toward war.
A scale with 11 levels of approval
or disapproval such as" .. . . is neces-
sary for the existence of society," and
"I would fight against . . . . to the
utmost of my ability," was used for
measuring the attitude toward each
The tests were given on three dif-
ferent occasions with the attitude
toward war measured in each test. An
anti-war meeting, held after the first
test was given, was attended by about
one-fifth of those tested. Thereupon
the replies were divided in regard
to attendance or non-attendance at
the anti-war meeting.
board was reconditioned and will
henceforth be taken care of by the
Building and Grounds department.
A new call-bell system has been in-

the exhibit. And a first edition ofE
Giovanni Domenico Cassini, "Plani-
sphere Terrestre," published in 1696,
which is a milestone in early astro-
nomical works, is also displayed.
More peculiarly American is a
manuscl-ipt version of Le Clerc's
"Pratique de la geometrie," copied
and illustrated by Claude Sauthier,
a foremost map maker of the rev-
olutionary period, in 1774. He pre_-
serted it "A son Excellence Williame
Tryon, gouxerneur de la nouvelle
New York."
Engravings Are; Featured 1
A first edition of "Nedand Com-
plete System of Arithmetic," by that
early native mathematician, Nicholas
Pike, written in 1788, is exhibited as
is a series of German-American and
French-American scientific works.
Because of "important relationships
which exist between the Philippine
Islands and the University of Mich-
igan," the booklet points out, "Nave-
gacion especulativa, y practica,"
written by Gonzalez C. Nueno in 1734,
is shown, and there is also an en-
graving showing mathematical in-
struments by the Mexican artist,
Jose Mariana Navarro, which came
out in 1769.
One of the exhibits which is "dif-
ferent," is "The plan of a society for
Making Provision for Widows, by
Annuities for the Remainder of Life;
And for Granting Annuities to Per-
sons After Certain Ages, with the
Proper Tables." This early share-
the-wealth program was written by
William Gordon of Boston in 1772.
Exhibit Opened In Summer
This exhibit was set up during th7e
summer for the meeting of the Amer-
ican Institute of Statisticians,. the
Mathematical Association of America,
and the American Society. It is one
of the rare book collections which
are shown to the public from time
to time.
The library, the gift of the late
Regent William L. Clements, is head-
ed by Dr. Randolph G. Adams. Built
in 1924, the library contains only
works published here before 1800 or
touching on American history prev-
ious to that date.
It is open each day of the week
for visitors to inspect. One of its
outstanding features is its "rare book
room," a fire-proof, burglar-proof
chamber in which the most precious
of its precious volumes is kept.
Blakeman Tells Of
Church Activities
(Continued from Page 25)
cation is maintained by Dr. Blakeman
at Room 9, University Hall. Three
phases of the Counselor's work in-
clude: (1) He shall seek to understand
the problems of religion and increase
the religious facilities of the Univer-
sity; (2) He shall be availableto
students to confer upon religious and
other intimate affairs; and (3) He
shall act as a contact officer between
religious agencies and the University
--A o ! o~vcar n r licrin

Dorr Declares
Middle Class
Must Chanotre
Says 'Way Out' Of Present
Dilemna Is For Them Tor
Assert Themselvest
The "one way out" of the present
political and economic struggle is fort
the middle class to once assert itself,k
Dr. Harold M. Dorr of the political
science department told the Ex- I
change Club in Northville last week.
"I am not afraid that the President
or anybody else will destroy our con-
stitution as a plan of government,"
he said. "What I am afraid of is
that the constitutional spirit and
attitude of freedom and liberty may
be destroyed in the present struggle.
You and I-the common men, who
once wielded the power," he said,
"must see the issue clearly."
Dr. Dorr advised the Northville
Exchangites to "begin at home by
eliminating useless presons and posi-
tions in local government." The po-
litical scientist predicted that "the
economic side of the struggle may
take us further into state socialism
than we wish to go."
Dr. Dorr scored the persons who
made Constitution Day speeches last
Tuesday as "looking toward the 1936
election. The Democrats and Re-
publicans aren't any further apart (in
their views on the constitution) than
the two sides of this table," he de-
Even President Franklin D. Roose-
velt and former President Herbert
Hoover are in accord on the consti-
tution "because of their background,"
Dr. Dorr held.
The middle class, he continued, re-
linquished its power to "Big Busi-
ness" in the latter part of the nine-
teenth century. "Now Big Business
is fighting to stay in. The outs, the
so-called lower classes, who have
nothing and never will, are fighting
to get in. The common man is left
out in the cold. The real issue to-
day is the struggle between these two
diametrically opposed groups for the
control of the government."
If big business wins, according to
Dr. Dorr, eventually a dictatorship
like that in Italy will come. If the
"outs" win, there will be a dictator-
ship like that in Russia. "And the
common people will be crushed either
"But it's not too late," Dr. Dorr
contended. If the middle class, the
common people who are still a force
in this country, is roused out of its
lethargy and can see the issue clearly,
in the opinion of Dr. Dorr, the coun-
try will right itself and proceed nor-
mally along the lines of "constitu-
WV atch'es''
1121 S. University Ave.

Lectures On
Hygiene, Sex
For Freshmen
Dr. George A. May Plans
Series Of Eight Talks
For Entering Men
Plans for the one-year course in
physical education, which is com-
pulsory for all freshmen entering
the University, have been announced
by Dr. George A. May, director of
Waterman Gymnasium.
In accordance with the system in-
augurated last year, the first six class
meetings wlil be devoted to hygiene
This lecture series, an important
feature of the course for almost fif-
teen years, will be given by Dr. War-
ren E. Forsythe, director of the Uni-
versity Health Service.
In addition to these talks, an op-
tional evening lecture on problems of
sex will be given by Dr. Forsythe on
two dates to be announced later.
Announce Examination
At the last of the six meetings a
comprehensive examination will be
given, including all the material
covered. Attendance at the lectures
and passing the examination will be
necessary for the successful comple-
tion of the course.
After the lectures have been com-
pleted, the program will consists of
instructional activities in five groups
track and field, games, gymnastics,
boxing, and wrestling. The classes
will be divided into five sections, and
will alternately take part in each
activity with an examination at
three-week intervals.
Any student whose name appears
on the regular squad list of the
coach in charge of a particular sport
may specialize in that sport through
the year.
After spring vacation activities are
reclassified to include outdoor sports.
General topics upon which Dr.
Forsythe's talks will be based include
heredity, nutrition, elimination, ac-
tivity, rest, poisons, civilization and
health, trauma and first aid, and
Outdoor Sports Offered
The schedule for the hygiene lec-
tures is as follows:
First lecture: 3, 4, and 5 p.m. on
Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 30 and
Oct. 1;
Second lecture: same hours on
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 3 and 4;
Third lecture: same hours on Mon-
day and Tuesday, Oct. 7 and 8;
Fourth lecture: same hours or
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 10 an
Fifth lecture: same hours on Mon-
day and Tuesday, Oct. 14 and 15;
Sixth lecture: same hours or
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17 anc
The fifth district of the Alumn
Association elected Ralph M. Snyder
'14L, as its director for the comin
year in its annual meeting Septembel
Harold Hornberger, brother o
Theodore Hornberger who is an in-
structor in the English department
was at the same time elected presi-
dent of the district for the nex

Remnants of what was possibly ant
ancient medical and religious "col-e
lege" that existed in pre-white man
days have been uncovered by Uni-1
versity of Michigan archaeologistsc
near Imlay City in Lapeer County.z
The discovery was made by Dr. Em-I
erson F. Greenman and his associatesc
working under the direction of Dr.a
W. B. Hinsdale of the University. ;
Post molds have been found indi-
cating an ancient rectangular struc-
ture similar to those used by med-
icine men to carry on the ceremonies,
of their secret society, known as the
Midewiwin. The Midewiwin was a;
medicine lodge and enclosure sim-
ilar to the one found served as
their "college," Dr. Hinsdale stated.
The molds were found unexpectedly
on a ridge on the farm of Ray Younge
where the University began excavat-
ing last year. The site is an old
Indian burying ground which was'
located when fragments of pottery
and bones were found in a field which
had been recently plowed. The struc-
ture is considered by University ar-
chaeologists to have been a part of
the village of the Indians who made
the burials.
The molds, as thus far reconstruct-
ed by the scientists, are arranged in
two double lines for a distance of
seventy feet and are 25 or 30 feet
apart. There are also molds indi-
cating partitions on both sides of the
Registration For Union
To Begin September 26
Registration for membership in
the Union, men's student organi-
zation, will begin at 1:30 p.m.,
Thursday, in the student offices
of the Union Building, it was an-
nounced yesterday by Wencel A.
Neuman, '36, president.
All men students are eligible for
membership and committeemen
will be in the offices from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. daily to register students
presenting tuition receipts.
It is planned to use the file cards
filled out in the process of regis-
tration as a temporary student
directory whereby students may
locate one another until the of-
ficial directory has been published.
However, such cards will not be
be available for the use of fra-
ternities, Union officials explained.

enclosure. One theory concerning
the structure is that it was used as
a fort. The narrowness of the stock-
ade, however, makes this seem im-
probable and according to Dr. Hins-
dale, it served as the lodge of the
medicine men. This is only a theory,
Dr. Hinsdale emphasized, which later
discoveries may disprove, but the
post molds indicate that a palisade
similar to that used by the Midewiwin
was once there.
"The Midewiwin was a secret so-
ciety with four degrees," Dr. Hins-
dale said, "through which, as in a
Masonic lodge, the candidates were
advanced from mystery to mystery as
they gained in proficiency.
Many skeletons have been exposed
on the Younge farm, buried in dif-
ferent attitudes. "Several of the
skulls," said Dr. Hinsdale, "had been
perforated after death. In the med-
ial lines there are tapering drill-holes
that will be about fitted by the point
of a common lead pencil. The holes
had been bored by some sharp-point-
ed instrument like an arrow point
or a flint drill.
The University of Michigan Club of
Toledo, o., will hold its first lunch-
eon of the academic year this noon.
T. Hawley Tapping, general secre-
tary of the Alumni Association, Rob-
ert o. Morgan, assistant general sec-
retary, and a varsity athletic coach
who is as yet unnamed will leave
early this morning to attend the
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Archaeologists Find Ruins
Of Possible Ancient 'College"

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