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Faculty Plans
For Semester
Leaves Told
Prof. I. L. Sharfman Will
Investigate history Of
I. C. C. Commission

View Of Northeast Side Of Law Quadrangle

Forsythe In Europe
Prof. Arthur W. Bromage
Studies Irish Free State
During His Leave
Programs consisting of untiring re-
search work, recreational and rest-
ful travelling, or combinations of
both have been planned by the many
members of the University faculty
who will be on sabbatical leave dur-
ing the present academic year.
Prof. I. L. Sharfman of the eco-
nomics department will be busy dur-
ing the entire year, in his research
into the history and the work of the
Interstate Commerce Commission.
Professor Sharfman has been at Han-
over, N. H., during the summer
months and will be in Washington,
D. C. this fall to continue his work.
To Complete Series
He is planning to complete the
fifth and final volume of a series
dealing with the work, methods and
history of the ICC. In his compila-
tion and setting down the record of
the comission, Professor Sharfman
has been backed by the Legal Re-
search Committee of the Common-
wealth Fund.
While in Washington Professor
Sharfman will have access to the In-
terstate Commerce Commission's own
library, and much of his work is ex-
pected to be done there. Four vol-
umes of the exhaustive study have
been finished by Professor Sharfman.
They include: Part I, The Legislative
Basis of the Commission's Authority;
Part II, The Scope of the Commis-
sion's Jurisdiction; and two volumes
in Part III, The Character of the
Commission's Activities. The final
volume will be Part IV, The Commis-
sion's Organization and Procedure.
Professor Sharfman has also been
appointed the first Rackham Re-
search Professor in Economics. This
appointment was made possible by
the Rackham Fund, and it, as well
as the Commonwealth Fund, have
enabled Professor Sharfman to con-
tinue his study of the ICC.
Dr. Warren E. Forsythe, director
of the University Health Service, is
touring Europe on his leave. He is
expected to stay for some, time in
London, and then proceed to travel
through France, Italy, Switzerland,
and possibly Germany. Dr. For-
sythe's son, George, a student at
Swarthmore College, was in Ger-
many during the summer. It is not
known whether Dr. and Mrs. For-
sythe met their son in their Euro-
pean travels.
Working At Seattle
Prof. Frederick D. McKenzie is
spending his leave at Seattle, Wash-
ington, where he formerly taught for
nine years at the University of Wash-
ington. Professor McKenzie is work-
ing on a book treating the subject
upon which he has become recog-
nize das an authority. The name of
the book will be "Human Ecology."
Prof. Herbert Blumer, Associate
Professor of sociology at the Uni-
versity of Chicago, will fill the va-
cancy on the staff of the sociology
department during Prof. McKenzie's
leave of absence. He will teach
courses in social psychology.
A comprehensive study of the city
manager plan in what he termed
"one of the finest laboratories in
the world for such a study" will
be made this fall and early winter
by Professor Arthur W. Bromage of
the political science department on
his present trip to Ireland.
The scrutiny of the managerial
system will form a part of Professor
Bromage's field study of govern-
ments in the Irish Free State. This
type of a study has never before been
recorded, according to Professor Bro-
To Study Government
The aim of his project, Professor
Bromage said before he left Ann Ar-
bor, will be to "study local govern-
ment in thetIrishFree State from
other bases than the purely struc-
tural approach to political science."

Professor Bromage will analyze the!
structure, functions and finances of
the administrative counties, county
boroughs, boroughs, urban district
councils and all other agencies that
constitute local government in Ire-
land. i
One of the most important aspects
of his study will be an attempt to
ascertain why the city manager sys-
tem has been introduced in local
units and what have been its effects.
The city manager plan, according
to Professor Bromage, has developed
extensively in the Irish Free State,
raking the Emerald Isle one of the
finest laboratories in the world in
which to study this system of local
government. Professor Bronage said
that he also intended to find out just
how far the Irish method of local
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The Law Quadrangle, covering a complete block, includes dormitories,
classrooms, ballroom, recreation rooms and complete library for law
students. The building is constructed with an open court in the center.
Records Of Graduating Classes
Show Student Civil War Service

Almost Half Of University
Alumni Durnig War Era
Drawn To Battlefields
During the anxious Civil War days,
almost half of the' men-and only
men attended the University in those
days-graduating from Michigan be-
came immediately embroiled in the
great war between the North and
the South.
Looking over the records of some
of the classes which graduated from
70 to 80 years ago, one cannot fail
but observe the war careers of some
of the men who later entered various
walks of life. To be sure, many of
those who later occupied prominent
positions did not fight in the bat-
tles of the nineteenth century, but so
great was the demand for soldiers
that almost 50 per cent of the Uni-
versity's graduates went from the
class room to the army.
The programs are the property
of Miss Gertrude Breed, for many
years a teacher in Ann Arbor High
11 Graduates In '53
The commencement program of
1853 lists a total of 11 graduates, all
of whom had to speak at the exer-
cises. From this group two answered
the call of the G.A.R. This was eight
years before the war started, and no
doubt many of the men had married
and settled down to home.
Waldo C. Daniels of the class was
for two years a surgeon in the 14th
Ohio Infantry, serving the opening
years of the war, and George M.
Lane was a captain of Company B
of the 1st Michigan Engineers. He
served from 1862 to the close of the
war and was promoted to the rank
of Brevet-Major. It would have been
advantageous, for the purposes of
record to know the tenor of Mr.
Lane's remarks at graduation nine
years before he became engaged in
aiding in the suppression of a re-
bellion. for his subject at the time
was "The Spirit of the Radical.'
Of the class of '53, Jay A. Hubbell
became Michigan's representative in
the Lower House for five consecutive
Congresses. Thomas Spencer Ogden
was sent by the Presbyterian Board
as a missionary to the island of Cor-
isco where he is reported to have died
around 1860.
Traveled Widely
Turning to the class of '59 one
can see that Augustus Pettibone
traveled almost entirely over the
width and breadth of what was then
the United States. He came to Mich-
igan for his education, he fought for
four years in the .20th Wisconsin In-
fantry, having the rank of major,
and later was a representative from
Tennessee for many 'years. Richard
Beardsley of the same class turned to
the Navy when war was declared.
A member of the class who
achieved promince in the academic
field was William J. Beal. After
graduating from the University, he

studied at the University of Chicago,
Harvard, Michigan Agricultural Col-
lege and Syracuse University. He
was an active teacher at Michigan
Agricultural College for 40 years and
was the author of many scientific
Two members of the class of '60
died in action during the second year
of the war. Simon C. Guild was
killed during the battle of James
Island, S. C. He was captain of the
8th Michigan Infantry. William H.
A. Zacharias, captain of the 7th
Michigan Infantry, received severe
wounds at the battle of Antietam,
where Gen. McClellan defeated Gen.
Lee's attempted invasion of the
North on Sept. 17, 1862. Captain
Zacharias hovered between life and
death for over three months and died
on Dec. 31 of that year.
Was Latin Instructor
After graduating, Silas W. Dun-
ning, '60 was an instructor in Latin
at the University for six ,months. lie
enlisted with the Northern forces in
1862 and served till the close of the
wart having a rank of corporal in
Company E of the 124th Illinois In-
fantry. After the war he turned his
attention to the journalistic field.
Byron Mac Cutcheon of the ejass
of '61 served in the United States
Volunteers during the Civil War and
was later elected to Congress from
Michigan. He was a representative
for four consecutive terms and re-
turned to the sphere of the Uni-
versity in 1876, when he was elected
to the Board of Regents.
"Military Greatness" was the sub-
ject of Jonas H. McGowan's com-
mencement talk on the morning of
June 26, 1861. The following year
he joined the 9th Michigan Cavalry
and was made a captain. He was,
like his classmate, General Cutcheon,
elected to the House of Representa-
tives from Michigan, and also to the
Board of Regents of the University.
Killed At Shiloh
Frederick Arn of the same class
was added to the list of those killed
in action at Shiloh, Tenn., on April
6, 1862. In this fierce battle Gen-
erals Grant and Buell with a force of
38,000 troops defeated the 40,000
Confederate soldiers under Generals
Beauregard and A. S. Johnstone. Arn
was a major in the 31st Indiana In-
In August. 18-2. Gene-a! Pope
launched the Shenandoah Valley
campaign in an effort to capture
Rchmond. During this campaign was
fought the second battle of Bull Run
in which, although outnumbered, the
Southern troops under Generals Lee
and Jackson turned back the Union
soldiers and retained Richmond. It
was in this battle that Sidney G.
Morse, '61, a sergeant in the 1st
Michigan Cavalry, lost his life on
Aug. 30.
Two members of this class turned
to educational work after their grad-
uation. William H. H. Beadle served
as a brevet-brigadier-general in the
U. S. Volunteers until the close of the

Many Students
Enter $10,000
Prize Contest,
Hopwoods Cover 4 Major
Fields Of Literature;
Have Three Divisions
Prizes totaling almost $10,000 will1
will be offered this year as in the
past by the University for the best1
work done here in creative writing.
The manuscripts awarde prizes wil
be those which have been chosen
above others in the annual Avery and
Jule Hopwood Awards contest, more
commonly known as the "Hopwood
Through the terms of the will of
the late Avery Hopwood. prominent
American dramatist and playwright,
and a graduate of the University in
1905, one fifth of the estate was
set aside for the sole purpose of
rewarding the literary ability of
members of the student body of the
The contest itself embraces four
fields of literary endeavor, poetry,
drama, fiction and the essay. Awards
are made in each field, which is in
turn divided into two sections, known
as the major and minor awards. The
major awards, totaling the largest
amounts, are open only to graduate
students and seniors. Minor awards,
also given in all fields, are open to
all properly qualified undergraduate
students, and carry awards as high
as $250 each.
In addition there has recently been
established a special contest open
anly to freshmen. This contest also
embraces all four fields of writing,
and carries with it awards of $50,
$30, and $20 in each.
The Hopwood contest for 1936-37
will be the seventh since the original
contest was given in 1930-31. The
contest for freshmen was first given
in 1931-2, and has been continued
without interruption since that time.
Prof. Roy W. Cowden of the Eng-
lish department heads the committee
which is in charge of the awards
and the contest itself. Manuscripts
are judged by a group made up of
persons distinguished in contempo-
rary literature. Further details of
the contest will be given at a later
date, and will include specific rules
for this year's contest.
war and then turned to teaching. He
was for many years president of the
South Dakota Normal School and
after he retired from that post was
made an honorary professor of his-
tory. Walter S. Perry, who will be
recalled by many of Ann Arbor's old-
er residents, was superintendent of
schools here from 1870 to 1897.
Aaron C. Jewett, '62, joined the
ranks of the Union immediately up-
on graduating. He held the rank of
1st Sergt., Co. F of the 6th Michigan
cavalry. Almost exactly one year
after graduation Sergeant Jewett was
killed in action at the battle of Wil-
liamsport, Md.
Although not fighting in the Civil
War, James E. Eastman dedicated his
entire life to military efforts. After
graduating from the University he
entered West Point, graduating from
there in 1866 and entering the 2nd
U. S. Artillery with the rank of cap-
tain. He was still with the army
when America declared war on Spain
and died from a disease contracted
during thatrwar.
Martin L. d'Ooge, who was later
to return to the University to teach,
studied abroad after receiving his
Bachelor's degree here and 'received
his Ph. D. at the University of Leip-
zig. He became an assistant profes-
sor of ancient languages at the Uni-
versity in 1867 and in 1870 was made
professor of Greek languages and

The lives of these men represent a
cross section of the students of years
gonetby and shows what sort of a
role the war played in the molding of
their careers.

History Of Subject Traced
Since Founding In 1853
In Dean-Emeritus' Book
Although engineering has been
taught at the University since 1853,
there has been a separate college de-
voted to the subject only since 1896,
Dean-Emeritus Mortimer E. Cooley of
the Engineering College points out in
his book, "The History of Engineer-
ing at Michigan," which he is now
In 1853, the Board of Regents
established an engineering depart-
ment in the College of Literature,
Science and the Arts and appointed
Alexander Winchell as professor of
lphysicsand civil engineering. From
that time until 1896, when the de-
partment became a separate college
at the suggestion of Regent Crocker,'
all classes were held in the South
Hall of University Hall, according to
Dean Cooley.
The first shop of the department
was built in 1881 at the cost of $1,500,
he says. In 1883 a new shop was
built, and in 1888 the final addition
was made to this shop. This building
is still in use today as the engineering
After the department became the
engineering college in 1896, the dean
relates, classes were moved to a build-
ing that stood where the William L.
Clements Library is now located. This
new engineering building had form-
erly been occupied by the School of
Dentistry. The structure was used for
classes until 1921, when it was torn
down to make room for the Clements
The present West Engineering
Building was constructed in 1902,
with the North Wing being added in
1909 to take care of the increased'
number of students. The East En-
gineering Building was built in 1923.
In 1881 when Dean Cooley came to

Story Of Engineering College,
To Be Told In Cooley's Book

the University, there were 65 students
enrolled in the civil engineering
course, which was the only type of
engineering taught then. However,
later that year, he tells, a course in
mechanical engineering was intro-
duced. By 1900 there were 600 stu-
dents, the dean recalls, and in the
next few years there was a phenom-
enal growth in the size of the stu-
dent body with 1,500 being enrolled+
at the opening of the West Engineer-
ing Building in 1902. The number of
engineering students continued to in-
crease until there were about 2,000
enrolled at the close of the World
War. At the time of the depression
the enrollment dropped to 1,100, but
in the past few years it has been
steadily increasing with about 1,500
persons enrolled now.
The engineering college has had
four deans since 1896. The first was
Charles E. Greene, who served from
1896 to 1903. Greene was followed
by Dean Cooley, who served until
1928, when he became dean-emeritus.
Dean Cooley had. a year's leave from
1927 to 1928, and during that time
George W. Patterson was acting dean.
In 1928, H. C. Sadler, present dean,
took office.
University Has 97
Inch Telescope Cast
The third largest telescope mirror
in the world was cast at the foundries
of the Corning Glass Works, Corning,
N. Y. this summer for the University
-The great mirror, which is 97
inches in diameter was cast for the
second time this summer. The first
casting was made in January, but
after the glass had been allowed to
cool it was found to contain a fault,
and the Corning Works undertook
the second casting this summer after
increasing the size of the mold one
inch over the original size.

Medical School
R.O.T.C. Unit
To Be Installed
Maj. Peter K. Kelly And
Lieut. Benjamin Winier
Become Instructors Iere
For the first time, this year the
Medical School will have an R.O.T.C.
corps, it has been announced by
Lieut.-Col. Frederick S. Rogers, post
commander here. In charge of the
new corps will be Capt. Oland F. Mc-
Ilnay, Medical Corps of the United
States Army.
Two changes in instructors were
announced. Major Peter K. Kelly,
Inf. has relieved Capt. R. R. Coursey,
who will be at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
First-Lieut. Benjamin R. Wimer,
Corps of Engineers will also be sta-
tioned here this year. He is a grad-
uate of the Military Academy and a
post-graduate of the University of
Entering the fourth year of organi-
zation as a regiment, the University
Reserve Officers Training Corps
begins its activities this week with
conducted tours of freshmen men
through headquarters and displays
of various phases of the courses
Freshman training in the unit in-
cludes one drill period and two one-
hour classes each week, and covers
the rudiments of military drill, rifle
marksmanship, and other basic fields.
Completion of four years in the unit,
plus one period at summer camp,
leads to a commission in the Offi-
cers Reserve Corps of the United
States Army, as a second lieutenant.


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