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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SATURDAY, MAY 9. 1936

R are Exhibition
Of Islamic Art
BeginsMonday
Show In Alumni Memorial
Hall Will Be Sponsored
By Research Seminary
A select exhibit of decorative Islam-
Ic art pieces will be on display in the
North and South Galleries of Alumni
Memorial Hall from Monday through
May 29 under the sponsorship of the
Research Seminary in Islamic art of
the University.
Included in the, exhibition will be
representative works of calligraphy,
textiles, rugs, pottery and bronze. In
discussing the exhibit, Prof. Mehmet
Aga-Oglu of the Islamic arts division
described several of the more import-
ant works in each group.
Mamluk Type Interesting
Among the rugs of the collection is
one very interesting specimen of the
so-called Mamluk type which was
made in the 15th or early 16th cen-
tury. The beauty of this rug lies in
its color composition. It displays
kaleidoscopic geometric patterns very
similar to those of marble pavements
of the mosiacs in mosques and houses
in Cairo.
Another type of rug on display is
the Medallion speciman. This rug is
of the 16th century and of Persian
origin. The characteristics of this
type of rug are seen in the design of
the work included in the exhibit. A
large medallion occupies the center of
the piece and quarter medallions are
contained in the four corners.
An example of an Arabesque rug, a
type which is perhaps the most splen-
did achievement of Persian rug mak-
ers, will also be on display. Usually
the entire surface is filled with deli-
cate scroll Arabesque in symetrical
arrangement with birds and animals
filling in. This is the pattern of the
rug being brought here.
To Show Persian Work
The examples of textiles are from
the period of the height of Persian
weavers, the 16th and 17th centuries.
They consist of silk and gold and
silver brocaded velvets, adorned with
figures and design displaying episodes
from literature or animals employed
as ornaments. Turkish patterns con-
sist of subject matter in the form of
vegitation - flowers, plants and trees
-in an extreme abstract fashion.
One of the most interesting pieces
of the exhibit is in the pottery sec-
tion. It is an extremely large plate
of the 12th or 13th centuries and was
excavated in the ruins of the ancient
capital city of the Seldjuk empire,
"Ray" (Rhajes). It is of the "Minai"
type and shows the characteristic
polycrom figural design. The historic
value of this plate lies in its subject
matter. A battle is represented with
numerous warriors attacking a castle.
The names of the warriors are writ-
ten below the figures. Other pieces
of pottery show equally interesting
characteristics.
Lion Hunt Shown
A Sessanian plate with engraved
decorations representing the Persian
king Bahram V Gur who ruled be-
tween 420 and 438 A.D. is one of the
select pieces in the bronze group. The
king is on horseback hunting lions.
This plate is one of the few silver
dishes preserved. Also included in
the bronze group are several lursitan
bronzes which date at approximately
1000 B.C. and only recently were ex-
cavated in Persia.
The miniatures on exhibition cover
a period of the 14th through the 17th
centuries. They are leaves from man-
uscripts of both lyrical and epical
content and they represent various
schools of book painting in Persia.
The exhibit will be open daily from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 2 to 5 p.m.

Sundays.
State Bankers
Hear Address
By Kemmerer
ST. JOSEPH, Mich., May 8. -(A')-
Dr. Edwin W. Kemmerer, research
professor of international finance at
Princeton University, and other
speakers presented their views on
banking and currency problems be-
hind closed doors today at the annual
spring meeting of group 8 of the
Michigan Bankers' Association.
The group includes representatives
of banks in nine counties of south-
,western Michigan.
E. L. Pearce, Marquette, president
of the Michigan Bankers' Association,
and Stephen M. Durbul, Detroit, fi-
nance executive of the General Mo-
tors Corporation, were other speakers
on today's program.
The visiting bankers and their
wives attended a dinner dance to-
night at which Miss Virginia May
Pound of Grand Rapids, the 1936
Blossom Queen, and members of her
court, were guests of honor.
The Bankers' group elected Chester
I. Monroe of the Watervliet National
Bank president to succeed Phil J.
Ross, president of the Central Na-
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Mrs. Zioncheck Does Something About It

-Associated Press Photo.
When Marion (Speedy) Zioncheck, honeymooning representative
from the State of Washington, whose fast driving has brought him into
several clashes with ,police, drove into Miami he was merely a passenger
ir. his car - Mrs. Zioncheck had a firm grasp on the steering wheel and
she retained it. From the determined look on her face it would seem
that she intends to do the driving from now on.
Michigan Alumni Evolve Novel
Auto Fan For N\oise Reduction

Robinson New
Public Enemy-1,
May Have Died'
Father Thinks He Would
'Be Better Off Dead' As'
(G'-Men Tighten Net
NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 8. -AUP)
-- A care-bent father saw the name
of his boy advanced to the head of
the nation's list of "public enemies"
today and sorrowfully expressed the
belief the errant son probably would
be better off if he were dead.
"But I am still hopeful that he is
alive," quickly added grayhaired
Thomas H. Robinson, Sr., whose son
has been hunted for more than a
year and a half as the kidnaper of
Mrs. Alice Speed Stoll of Louisville,
Ky.
The 29-year-old fugitive succeeded
to the dubious position of the most
hunted criminal following the cap-
ture yesterday of William Mahan,
Weyerhauser kidnap suspect, in the
latest thrust of the Federal govern-
ment against criminals.
Rumors have sprung up here and
there that the younger Robinson,
sometimes masquerading as a wom-
an, had been seen but apparently no
real trace has been found of him.
Something, possibly illness or gang
vengeance, has beat the law to him.'
His 63-year-old father ,is one of
three persons over whom the question
"is Robinson dead or alive?" hangs
constantly. Another is the fugitive's
wife, who revealed today that she has
applied for a divorce. The petition
was filed in November, but kept sec-
ret.
"I don't know; I try not to think
about it," she said when asked if she
believes Robinson to be dead.
The third person is the hunted
man's six-year-old son, Jimmy. His
mother said he was being brought up
to believe his father is dead.
Robinson, Sr., and the young Mrs.
Robinson aided in the delivery of the
$50,000 ransom with which her so-
cially prominent family bought the
release of Mrs. Stoll, about a week
after she was kidnaped in October,
1934.

Pulitzer Award Winners

in Drama And Novel Shaw Resians
v TPrison Board
Post In Anger
LANSING, May 8. - (M-Dr. Wil-
r liam T. Shaw resigned his chair-
! manship of he State Prison Commis-
sion today, within 24 hours after
Governor Fitzgemrald had overriden
his authority.
The Governor declined to say
whether he would accept the resigna-
tion.
' Shaw angrily walked out of a Com-
mission meeting yesterday when the
Governor ruled that it should be open
to newspaper reporters. Shaw pre-
viously had insisted upon closed meet-
ings.
The Governor called yesterday's
ommission session, contrary to the
usual custom of having the chairman
issue the call. Shaw said he had not
been consulted about the business to
' - - be discussed.
--Associated Pres , Photo. Shaw took exception to the Gover-
1936 Pulitzer drama award for his nor's ruling that the meeting, in the
Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, and Har- executive chambers, should beuopen
the most distinguished novel pub- to the public "as is all other business
hor. His book was; "Honey in the of the State conducted in my office.."
"I'll take a walk," he said, and quit
the meeting. He asserted at the time
that he did not intend to quit, but a
render "We Laud and Magnify" by later announcement by the Gover-
Heyser. nor that he would insist all future
The Lutheran Student Club will commission meetings be open left lit-
leave Zion Parish Hall at 4 p.m. for tle doubt that Shaw would take the
Zaction he took today.
Detroit. They will be in charge of - -
a service in Salem Lutheran Church.
Students who desire to go are asked
to call Gerhard Naeseth, 3754. ATT ENTION
FESTIVAL CLIMAX NEAR
BENTON HARBOR, May 8.--- ))
--~~~ A paaeo ptwthsmA5

Robert Sherwood (left) won the
play "Idi4t's Delight," starring Alfred
old L. Davis was given the award for
lished in 1935 by an American auti
Horn."
DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
(Continued from Page 4)

4

Former Students Discover
Correct Angle OfBade
For Maximum Quiet
If your new car -- when first its
motor is peered at - shows symptoms
of having a crazily branching fan
blade, don't become alarmed. This
shape of the fan blade is the result
of recent experiments by D. B. Gard-
ner, '17E, and B. B. Cary, '29E, Jack-
son engineers.
Engineers found that after other
car noises had been reduced the noise
from the fan was very noticeable. Af-
ter much research work Mr. Gardner
found that by. putting the blades of
the fan at an angle other than a
right angle he could reduce the noises.

He wrote a paper on his work which
appeared in the Journal of the Amer-
ican Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Mr. Cary continued the research
and found that it was necessary to
place all four blades of the fan at
unequal angles if the noises were to
be further reduced. The type of fan
developed by Mr. Cary is on one of the
new cars. The work is directly re-
lated to that being carried on regard-
ing airplane propellers.
The method of research used was
similar to that used in the physics
department in the development of
gears that would be quieter than
those in use. This method consists of
a wind tunnel and radio filter to
stop all noises except the particular
harmonic that is being studied.

4:30
Gxroup

p.m., Student Fellowship.
will meet at the church to go

in cars to their picnic meeting.
Unitarian Church, Sunday:
11 a.m., "Music and art related to
life"- --Speakers, Marland B. Small
and George Brigham. An open for-
umn with questions and discussion.
7:30 p.m., Liberal Students Union.
Reading of the play "Bury the Dead."
9:00 p.m., Social hour.
Trinity Lutheran Church: Mother's
Day will be appropriately observed in
church at the chief worship service,
10:30 a.m. The Rev. Henry Yoder,
pailor, will use as the theme "The
Price of Indecision." The choir will

I

_ A parade of pets, with some 450
children leading, carrying or pulling
animals ranging from cats to goats,
brought traffic in downtown Benton
Harbor to a standstill today as the
annual Blossom Festival activities
approached a climax.
WATCH FOR
J a co9,b sone's
Announcement on
Sunday's Society Page

REOPENING
TODAY
See.
PAGE 7

-the curing and ageing of leaf tobacco,

tobacco are under these roofs... just lying
here ageing and sweetening and mellow-
ing for Chesterfield cigarettes.

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