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January 10, 1936 - Image 6

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FRri;Ay> JANUARY 10, lf): ;


Board Outlines
New Policy For
[aeulty Tenuire
Deans And Chairmen May
Retire After Service Of
15 Years
A new policy in regard to the ten-
ure of teachers in administrative
positions was definitely outlined by
the Board of Regents during the
course of the University year ending
in June, 1935, according to the an-
nual report of President Ruthven.
According to the new plan deans,
directors and heads or chairmen of
departments of teaching and research
may retire upon the completion of
15 years of service in their adminis-
trative positions and may, at the end
of this period, be appointed to pro-
fessorships in their particular fields.
In commenting on the action of
the Regents, President Ruthven
pointed out that "it is now recognized
in practice that the period .of service
for college and university teachers
and administrators should end be-
tween the ages of 65 and 70." How-
ever, he continued, a plan of arbi-
trarily-fixed retiring age does not
always operate for the "best interests
of education or for the promoting of
the welfare of the individual member
of the faculty."
'Administrative Duties Heavy'
"The usual, and proper, form of
government for our colleges," Dr.
Ruthven reported, "places education-
al policies and their administration in
the hands of faculty members. It
should, however, be appreciated that
in large universities, at least, the ad-
ministrative burdens of the - deans,
directors and department heads are
heavy and are bound to interfere
with both teaching and productive
Perhaps the best reason for the
adoption of the new policy, according
to the report, is to permit a member
of the teaching faculty to follow
"teaching and scholarly pursuits,"
after the completion of his adminis-
trative duties.c
Would Use More Young Men1
In concluding this section of his
annual relort, President Ruthven
stated that the . new policy "shouldi
serve to increase the number of youngi
men in administrative positions and1
to permit the older men who have1
been handicapped by such burdens-,
to develop in their special fields.
"More generally, the plan shouldi
spread the load. of administrativet
work, assist the institution in giving;
greater consideration to the indivi-a
dual than can be accorded under thei
single method of the fixed retiring

News Truck Forced Into Ambulance Service

-AssocIaLe Press Photo.
This Associated Press-Paramount News truck was pressed into
service as an emergency ambulance following the deadly bombing of
Dessye by Italian raiders. Casualties brought to the truck by Ethiopian
soldiers were rushed to the nearest Red Cross station.
Growing Of Identical Twins
In Plants Effected LaRue

Special Session
[s Planned For
CoIleoe Students
Convention To Be Held In
Detroit By Society Of
Automotive Engineer;
A special session for college stu-
dents will be held Monday in con-
junction with the annual conference
of the Society of Automotive Engi-
neers next week in Detroit, and a
large number of students from the
University are expected to attend, ac-
cording to Prof. Walter E. Lay, head
of the department of automotive en-
The student session is one of the
opening meetings of the conference,
and is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
in the grand ballroom of the Book-
Cadillac Hotel. Students in the au-
tomotive engineering department will
be excused from classes Monday af-
ternoon if they wish to attend the
session, Professor Lay announced.
Two Addresses Plan
The program includes two addres-I
ses, one by O. T. Kreusser, executive
director of the Museum of Science
and Industry in Chicago, on the sub-
ject "An Objective View of Automo-
tive Industry" and the other by F. R.
Speed, engineer of the Ethyl Gaso-
line Corporation, concerning "The
Story of Ethyl Gas."
Approximately 1500 students from
Michigan colleges were present at
the meeting held last year, the ma-
jority of them coming from col-
leges in Detroit, from Michigan State,
Flint Institute of Technology and
the University of Michigan.
Sessions Open To Students
The S. A. E. conference will ex-
tend through Thursday of next week,
and the regular sessions will be open
to students, although they have not
been specifically invited, Professor
Lay stated.
All the members of the automotive
engineering faculty will be present at
the conference, and Prof. A. E. White,
director of the department of engi-
neering research, will deliver a paper
at a session Monday afternoon on
"Trends in Automotive Alloy."
The Harvard Committee on Re-
search in the Social Sciences has re-
ceived a $300,000 Rockefeller Founda-
tion grant.
At All Dealers
J. J. O'KANE, Dist. Dial 3500

Seeks New AAA

Hillel Players Will
Offer Three Plays
1Lfillel Players will present informal-
ly three one-act plays at 8 p.m. Sun-
day in Room 316 of the Union, to en-
Sablethe majority of players partici-
pating to obtain membership in thej
These plays will be the first pres-
entation of the year given by the Hil-
lel Players before the public, and will
be open to the public without ad-
mission charge, it was announced by
Norman Sharfman, '37, president.
All three plays will be directed by
student members of the organization
who have had previous experience
in the Players' offerings. Lawrence
Langner's comedy on love, "Another
Way Out," will be directed by Ada,
Zolla, '37. "The Finger of God" by
Percival Wilde will be directed by
Marguerite Merkel, '37. Both Louise
Sainek, '38, and Ruth Pipkint, '38,
will direct Tompkins' satire on social
veneer, affectation and manners,

The growing of idrentical twin
plants, a feat which has baffled
science for more than 30 years has
been accomplished by Prof. Carl D.
LaRue of the botany department.
Professor LaRue announced his dis-
covery at the American Association
for the Advancement of Science
which was held in St. Louis earlier
in January.
Identical twins, which are com-
mon in the animal kingdom as well
as among humans, are halves of the
same egg, or ovum, which produces
children so similar that they some-
times can not be told apart.
In plants, according to the dis-
covery which Professor LaRue made
in his laboratory here, the raising of
identical twin plants is accomplished
by cutting embryonic seeds into two
bits, so small that they are barely
visible without a microscope.
*Botanists throughout the world
have to date tried without success
to raise the twin plants, and have
sought to match the "tissue culture"
by which living flesh is grown in test
Professor LaRue solved the plant
problem by using an idea from the

living "tissue culture" technique.
There embryonic organisms or tis-
sues have always showed extra pow-
ers of growth and life.
Embryonic seeds, that is, unripe
seeds whose structures have just
barely begun to form, were used by
Professor LaRue. Wild lettuce, ox-
eye, dandelion, daisy, and tomato
seeds were cut in two.
These seeds were placed in a spe-
cial mixture of agar, salts, sugar and
the recently discovered hormone
which causes plants to grow. Then
the seeds were planted. The halved
seeds grew at first into tiny plants,
perfectly formed. When transplant-
ed into the soil these grew normally
as other plants.
Caesarian operations on some grass
seeds were then performed by Pro-
fessor LaRue. From the unripened
seeds he extracted the embryos at
a period comparable to the removal
of a human embryo from its mother
at two months.
These grass seeds furnished a sur-
prise by growing into normal grass
as promptly as fully ripened grass

Murphy Is Moved
To State Hospital
Following the securing of a pro-
bate court order. Paul Murphy, 24-
year-old psychopathic patient at
Mercywood Sanitarium" who attacked
and killed his attendant, Carroll Van
Gundy, former graduate student here,
was transferred to the Ypsilanti State
hospital late yesterday afternoon.
Clad in a strait jacket, placed on
him following the attack, Murphy
was seemingly unaware of what was
taking place. The only reference to
the attack, Prosecutor Albert J. Rapp
said, was in his query, "What be-
come of the young man I hit with the
The petition for committment
based upon the investigation made by
the prosecutor was presented by the
county sheriff. The transfer to the
state institution had the approval of
the patient's family. Prosecutor Rapp
added that the committment was the
best disposition of the case at the
present time.

-Associated Press Photo
Chester C. Davis (above), AAA
administrator, with Secretary Wal-
lace and other new deal leaders is
considering five suggested alterna-
tives to the AAA, ruled unconstitu-
tional by the Supreme Court.
The Westminster Guild of the
Presbyterian Church will hold its
first party of the year at 8:30 p.m.
tonight. Malcolm Daniels, '39, who
is in charge of the affair, announced
yesterday an informal evening of
dancing and stunts. Light refresh-
ments will be served. There will be
a charge of 15 cents per person.
friday night
the hut
9:30 to 12:30
the fingerle the
hut operated hut

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