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March 18, 1936 - Image 6

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Smith, Ramsdell
Hear Fitzgerald
Talk 'Planning'
State Planning Officials
Assemble In Lansing
For First Meeting
Work Is Outlined

Farmers Driven From Lands By Western Dust Storms

Ten Of Faculty Christian To Give
Are To Sneak Twilight Program

University Represented By
Professors On Board
Named By Fitzgerald
Prof. Harold D. Smith of the Uni-
versity Bureau of Government, and
Prof. Willett F. Ramsdell had re-
turned yesterday from week-end
meetings of the State Planning Com-
mission in Lansing. Professor Smith
has been newly appointed to the com-
mission, while Professor Ramsdell is
already a member.
Gov. Fitzgerald addressed the Fri-
day meeting of the newly-appointed
State board in which the above mem-
bers represent the University. A ten-
tative program was drawn up out-
lining the problems which the com-
mission will embrace. Now operat-
ing under the support of the National
Resources Board, and aided by Fed-
eral planning consultants, the State
Planning Commission is entirely in-
dependent in action. Appointed by
the governor, it reports directly to
him. It meets every two weeks.
Explains Purpose
"The commission has a dual pur-
pose," Professor Ramsdell said yes-
terday. "It will study questions that
call for an immediate solution, mak-
ing recommendations to the execu-
tive and legislative departments of
the State government, and it will
undertake surveys of underlying
causes of problems within its juris-
diction, studying data assembled over
a longtime period."
Such subjects as the commission
decides to study will be turned over
to specially appointed committees
which will submit a report to the
main body before any action is ap-
proved, it was pointed out by Pro-
fessor Smith. State welfare will pre-
sent material for study, he said, and
there will be undertaken a study of
seasonal unemployment, wage stand-
ards, and other problems pertaining
to the general relief question. It is
believed that a survey of state educa-
tion and transportation will be added
to the study of welfare and land
Study Land Utilization
The study of land utilization will
be a major activity of the newly-
created commission, Professor Rams-
dell indicated. The rural zoning
problem will be investigated in con-
nection with that general survey.
There are counties in Michigan, he
said, whose road and school taxes
might be greatly reduced by a local-
ization of families living in very
sparsely settled regions.
At the present, outlying roads that
serve but several families must be
maintained by the county so that the
children may get to school. The
commission may advise that the coun-
ties, through- locally determined zon-
ing'regulations, move these few fam-
ilies nearer schools.
Aim At Social, Economic Benefit
The savings effected by any rear-
rangements should more than offset
the costs involved, to be effective, Pro-
fessor Ramsdell believed. He added
that aside from economic benefits of
such a plan, the social angle bears
on the situation, as it is desirable
that families, especially those con-
taining children, be nearer schools
and other community life.
Professor Ramsdell attended
Saturday a regional meeting of the
National Resources Board in Chicago.
This board, he said, was set up by
emergency legislation and cooperates
with state planning boards. The Mav-
erick bill now stalled in the House
of Representatives committee on pub-
lic lands, would create a permanent
board of five members to be appointed
by President Roosevelt with authori-
zation for an adequate technical
staff to carry on work inaugurated
by the National Resources Board.
"The purpose of-the national com-
mission," Professor Ramsdell said,
"has been the correlation of the ef-
forts of previously established boards,
and has been agreataid to state
commissions in the study of water

and other natural resource problems."

-Associated Press Photo.
This farm home near Guymon, Okla., with expensive machinery all but buried 'hy shifting top soil as the
result of new and devastating dust storms was abandoned by its owner, who said he would return only when the
storms ceased.

At Conference'
Appear At Grand Rapids
In Mid-West Physical
Education Meeting
Ten members of the University
faculty will appear before the an-
nual conference of the Mid-West
Physical Education association to be
held today, Thursday, Friday and
Saturday in Grand Rapids. Health
and physical educators and recreation
leaders will come from Indiana, West
Virginia, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin and
Michigan to attend.
Dr. James B. Edmonson, dean of
the School of Education, will address
a general session on the needed
changes in secondary education. "The
Secretary Reports Progress' will be
given by Prof. Elmer D. Mitchell, di-
i ector of intramural athletics, at the
banquet on Friday. Professor Mitch-
ell is secretary-treasurer of the Amer-
ican Physical Education Association
and editor of its journal.
Fielding H. Yost, director of inter-
collegiate athletics, will be the main
speaker when coaches and teams who
are participating in the state bas-
ketball tournament convene as guests
of the association at an all-Michi-
gan luncheon.
Others who are taking an active
part in the program of the conven-
tion are Dr. Howard Y. McClusky,
associate professor of educational
psychology, and Jackson R. Sharf-
man, associate professor of physical
education. Professor McClusky will
appear before a student session,
speaking on "Physical Education and
Personality Growth," and Professor
Sharfman is a member of the panel
discussion group to discuss ways in
which physical education in schools
and colleges can best contribute to
the recreational life of the individual.
Mabel E. Rugan, associate profes-
sor of physical education for women,
will read a paper on "The Use of
Health Knowledge Tests" before a
meeting of the YWCA section. Pro-
fessor Rugan, who is chairman of the
Mid-West Cooperative Study Group,
will also preside at a meeting of the

Palmer Christian, University organ-
ist, will be heard at 4:15 p.m. today
at Hill Auditorium, in another twi-
light organ recital.
Mr. Christian has planned a pro-
gram of varied selections for this
concert. He will open his program
with "Prelude Fugue and Chaconne
in C," by Buxtehude, to be followed
by "Prelude, (Ninth Sonata for Vio-
lin)" by Corelli. His third number
will be "andante" by Stamitz.
Jepson's "Sonata for Organ, No. 3
in D flat major, Allegro Intermezzo,
Romanzo, and Finale," will be next
on the program, after which Mr.
Christian will play Gigout's "Scher-
zo," and Schmitt's "Prelude." The
final number will be "Finale, Sym-
phony I," by Vierne.
The general public, with the excep-
tion of small children is invited to
attend the recital.
Two other organ recitals have been
scheduled for the near future. On
April 8 Mr. E. William Doty of the
music school, will appear as soloist,
while on April 26, Mr Christian will
give a Bach recital.
MT. CLEMENS, March 17. -- (P) -
Village President William Harper of
Rooseville claimed a triumph today
in his war against gambling. Harper,
who took office a week ago, gave
operators six hours toremove slot
machine, raffle boards and other
gaming devices. They observed the
research section. John Johnstone,
varsity tennis coach, will appear be-
fore one of the section's meetings to
discuss "A Survey of the Voluntary
Recreational Interests of Students in
the University of Michigan."
Hilda V. Burr, Marie D. Hartwig
and Ruth H. Bloomer, instructors in
the department of physical education
for women, are also scheduled to take
part in the four-day meeting.
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Stephens College Women
Dislike 'Swearing Girls'
'No Nice Girl Swears!" This seems
to be the attitude of the women at
Stephens College at Columbia, Mo.,
Anyway, the book which was read
the most ii a recreational reading
survey conducted at that college was
"No Nice Girl Swears" by Moats.
The books which follow the lead-
er are more intellectual and reflect
the educational endeavor at the col-
lege. Second in ranking is Allen's
"Anthony Adverse," third and fourth
are both volumes written by Gals-
worthy, "One More River" and "Flow-
ering Wilderness."

Report Shows
More Students
Are Dismissed
Kraus Reveals 181 Asked
To Drop From Literary
College; 90 Reinstated
Reports that the number of stu-
dents asked to leave the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts
at the end of last semester for.
failing to meet scholestic require-
ments was higher than ever before
were spiked yesterday by the release
of statistics by Dean Edward H.
Of the 230 students interviewed by
the Administrative Board at the end
of last semester, 181 were asked to
withdraw. However, 90 of this num-

College Students In England


More Serious,




Students In Britain Utilize
Privilege Benefits More,
States English Woman
"Because fewer in Engiand have
the privilege of attending college, the
college students there are more ser-
igus-minded," said Miss Evelyn J. A.
Evans of Coventry, England, but now
employed in the reference department
of the University General Library.
Feels U. S. Should Join League
Miss Evans is a member of the
staff of the public library in Cov-
entry but desiring to study public
library systems in other countries she
negotiated with several foreign li-
braries and was able to contact Dr.
William W. Bishop of the University

ber were immediately reinstated for Exchange Is Arranged
another trial, Dean Kraus said. Library. Finding Miss Helen WalterI
This total is higher than the Finding Miss Helen Walter of the
number asked to leave the University University Library staff willing to
in February, 1935, when 144 were exchange positions for a year, Dr.
placed on the "Home" list, and ap- Bishop promoted an exchange with
proximately 80 were reinstated at financial aid from the Carnegie Foun-'
the beginning of the second semester. dation whereby Miss Evans came to
However, Dean Kraus added, this the University with Miss Walter tak-
slight increase in the number asked ing the position in Coventry, Eng-
to withdraw can be attributed to land. Miss Evans came here last April
the rise in the enrollment this year. and will return to her post in England
Because of the decrease in enroll- in two weeks.f
ment for the years '33-'35, the only Besides being in the empioyment
other year which could be compared of the public library, Miss Evans
to 1936, he said, is 1932. In that was secretary of the Coventry Youth'
year the enrollment in the literary Group of the League of Nations and;
college was 4,160, as compared with figured prominently in the peace pollz
the 4,558 enrollment this year. In conducted in England which gave an
1932 174 students were interviewed, overwhelming majority for England's
and 133 were temporarily asked to remaining in the League of Nations.
withdraw, although 47 students were She naturally feels strongly about
reinstated. the obligation of the United States
"The number of students asked by to join the League because "it was
the Board to withdraw varies only the United States which suggested it
slightly from year to year because of in the first place." She believes that
changes in enrollment," Dean Kraus the League could effectively be used
said. as the "sounding board" for the
___smaller nations, but it can not be
truly effective if all the large nations
Ban W ithdrawn do not cooperate within the League.
Miss Evans enjoys working among
*1iy the students in the reference room
From Furn for it gives her "an opportunity
to study the students at work." She
Church O rder has found the Americans extremely
hospitable and not of the type that
she imagined they would be. She
'The Informer' Sedue~tledexplained that the stereotyped atti-!
tude in England toward the Amer-
For Release Here After icans is that they are incessantly
Catholic Approval dashing about .
"Of course one can learn more in
American libraries than in any other
St. Thomas High School's Legion - -
of Decency announced yesterday that
the ban its national headquarters ofFO
the Catholic League placed on the FOR
motion picture "The Informer," has
been removed.
The picture, given the Motion Pic-
ture Academy's award for the best di-
recting and acting, is scheduled to be
shown at the Michigan Theatre
Thursday. Friday, Manager Gerald T R
Hoag was informed that the Legion SJTO RAGEfDeecatigo nsrcin
of Decency, acting on instructions
from its Chicago council, objected to SEE
the picture because of "indecent epi-
sodes" therein. Accordingly Hoag E LS I FOR
announced that the picture would be"
withdrawn. Cartage Company
Yesterday, however ,the Rev. Fath-
er Thomas R. Carey, rector of St. 310 West Ann St.
Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
here, announced that a new order Phone 4297
from the New York council of the
Legion of Decency, overriding the
Chicago decree, had approved the
The Chicago council has been op- S E C 0 N D S
erating while the New York body was rr
getting organized, Father Carey ex- Secretarnal a
plained, and now the latter group's
orders on motion picture censorship
will be supreme. The Chicago coun- ~
cil, superceded because authorities Day and Even
considered it "too provincial," ac-
cording to Father Carey, gave "The STENOTYPY

country in the world, because they are
the most advanced," she said, "but we
can show you a few things." Miss
Evans explained that the rural library
system in England is better than the
American county system because of
the more widespread use of regional
library bureaus which foster inter-
library loans.
Miss Evans obtained her library de-
gree while working in the library
through the School of Librarianship
which affords the opportunity to ap-
prentices of obtaining degrees while
working in the libraries. She explained
that many obtain their degrees in
this way in England although the
University of London has established
a library science department.
In discussing the Library proce-
dure Miss Evans explained that she
was greatly surprised to see the peo-
ple walking in and out of the public
libraries so freely. She pointed out
that in England the outflow is reg-
ulated by a wicket which is controlled
by a foot pedal. Each person leav-
ing the library must pass by the
wicket so that the attendant is able
to look at the books. "We don't
lose as many books as you in Amer-
ica," he said.
BOYNE CITY, March 17.--(/)-
One of the possessions today of Simon
Sleet, 101-year-old former Negro
slave, was a state old age pension
grant. Sleet, born into slavery, said
he was sold three times before gain-
ing his freedom and joining the
Union army in the Civil War.



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Every student knows that Sight requires Light. We are all blind
in the dark. But few of us can tell when we are getting enough
light to see easily and well. Of course, you could read by the
light of glowing coals in a fireplace. But it would be unnatural.
It would cause you to strain your eyes and your whole body.
Many students are endangering their eyesight by prolonged

study under poor lighting.
have impaired vision.

Four out of ten college students

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liminaries will come April 23-24. Try-
outs and registration for entrance in-
to this contest will be held on Tuesday
afternoon, March 24 from 3 to 5 p.m.
in Room 302 Mason Hall. All pro-
spective contestants should report at
this time, or else notify Professor Hol-
lister. Tryouts are open to all stu-
dents who are eligible to take part in
public activities. In the final each
contestant will have 12 minutes in
which to talk about and interpret
from memory poetry of his own
choosing. For the tryouts prospec-

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1. Have your eyes examined

regularly by a competent eyesight specialist. 2. Be sure you
have adequate light for easy sight. There is only one way
to be sure of your lighting: Measure it yourself, scientifically,
with one of the Sight Meters made available for your use by
The Detroit Edison Company. There is no charge of any kind.






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