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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SCA Will Back
Religion Parley
Here Tonight
Discussion In Series On
Christian Philosophies
To Be Held In Lane Hall
A new program of informal discus-
sions in which student Christian phil-
osophies will have an opportunity to
be applied to specific cases will be in-
augurated at 8 p.m. today by the
Student Christian Association in its
regular meeting in the Upper Room of
Lane Hall.
These new programs will present
practical cases for group discussion
by members of the S.C.A., and will
provide a chance to develop a concep-
tion of the practical phases of Chris-
tian ideals beyond mere theorizing on
them. They are partially stimulated
by a challenge given to the S.C.A. in
its regular meeting last week by Prof.
Bennett Weaver, of the English de-'
partment, in which he urged that the
group set higher goals than those
they were at that time accomplishing.
Tonight's discussion is rather gen-
eral. It will be onethe contributions
Michigan can make toward develop-
ing a realistic life philosophy and to-
ward personality development. Rev.
H. L. Pickerill, student pastor of the
Disciples Church, and Elizabeth Lein-
Bach, director of student work in the'
Presbyterian Guild, have been asked
to attend the meeting and take part
in the discussion, which will form
the main part of the work of thej
meeting. Announcements and minor
businesses will a4lso be taken up.
Auto Show Will
Open Saturday
In Detroit Hall
300 Cars Will Be Shown,
Also Auto House Cars;
Barney Rapp To Play
The 36th annual Detroit Automo-
bile Show, portraying the history of,
the automobile and the 300 latest
models of American cars, will be open,
at 2 p.m. Saturday in Convention
Hall.
The show has expanded from the
four cars in its first year to 300, rep-
resenting the products of 24 of the
world's largest manufacturers. When
-- the first show was held in 1900, there
were only 4,192 cars on the road,
as against approximately 27,000,000
today.
Will Run Eight Days
The exposition will run eight days,
including Sunday, and it is expected
that it will serve as a reliable yard-
stick for the trade's optimistic belief
that sales in 1937 will cross the 5,-
000,000. mark.
Barney Rapp and his celebrated
band, the New Englanders, have been
contracted to play for the show and
will make up a part of the entertain-
ment to be offered.
Outside of the formal show of the
cars the American Automobile As-
sociation will present a scientific
battery of driver-testing equipment.
It will enable motorists to take tests
to learn their fitness for driving and
their driving weaknesses.
Trailers Also Shown
Thirty house trailers, the products
of 12 manufacturers, will also form
an integral part of the show. One
of the trailers measures more than

20 feet in length, offers upholstery in
blue and gray tapestry, custom-built
coach, sink with hot and cold water,
oven stove, automatic hot-water
heater, porcelain electric refrigerat-
or, Pullman berths, studio couch,
built-in aerial for radio, electric or.
vacuum--everything but a fireplace
and a cat.
The Little Theatre again will showf
safety filmsand motion pictures con-
cerning the manufacture of cars from
the first hatching to the moment
they jiggle off the conveyor line under
their own power.
Four Alumni Clubs
To Meet Next Week
Four alumni clubs have scheduled
meetings during the next week at
which Michigan men prominent here
on campus will be the speakers.
Fielding H. Yost and T. Hawley
Tapping, general secretary of the
Alumni Association, will be the speak-
ers for Michigan at a smoker which
will be held by the University of
Michigan club of Toledo next Tues-
day in collaboration with the Ohio
State University alumni in Toledo.
On the following night another
Michigan-Ohio State smoker will be
held at Fremont, Ohio by the alumni
organization there.
In Pittsburgh Thursday night, Prof.
Ralph W. Aigler of the Law School
will be the chief speaker at a smoker

Library Used More Last Year
Than Ever Before, Bishop Says
161,218 More Books Pass conclusion of Prof Dwight L. Du-
AcosDlvr ek nmond's work on them.I
Across Delivery Desks In The report recorded a slight in-
Record Year crease in the number of periodicals
received. The total was 4,372 (in-
By WILLIAM PARNHAM cluding 83 newspapers) as against
If student scholastic averages did 4,165 received in the previous year.
not show a sharp up-turn last year, "We are, however," Dr. Bishop re-
it was not because they did not use marked, "still far below the figures
the Cneral Library intensively for pre-depression years when we re-
mnough, figures released by Dr. Wil- -eived over 5,500 journals. The fact
liam W. Bishop, University librarian,'that the publications of the Uni-
show. versity include very few journals or
Last year the greatest increase in annuals puts us at a definite disad-
use of books any year in the library's vantage in obtaining periodicals by
history was found, for 161,218 more exchange."
books passed across the delivery desks Fifty New Exchanges
of the Main Library, the reading Fifty new names appear on the
rooms and study halls throughout the Library exchange rolls this year.
University than were recorded for among whom are the Zoological In-
the previous years. stitute of the University of Athens,
The total for the year reached 1,- (Greece) ; the Botanic Garden of the
079,582 books and did not include University of Belgrade (Yugoslavia);
use of books on open shelves and in the National Library of Columbia at
the stacks, the use of which probably Bogota; the Marine-Biological Lab-
reaches a figure fully as high as the oratory at Copenhagen, the Egyptian
use recorded. University at Giza and the Archae-
New Books Increase logical Museum at Warsaw to add to
Additions to the library also were the already large list of institutions
on the increase, the report shows. The on the exchange roll.
year showed a net gain of 29,227 vol- The collection of manuscripts and
umes in all the libraries of the Uni- papyri include some acquired in 1935-
versity, or an increase of 3,502 vol- 36. Additions to the papyri were
umes over the accessions of the pre- made by Dr. Peterson and Prof. W. H.
vious year. Worrell who secured them in Egypt
There was, however, a falling off in the spring of 1936, bringing the
in the additions through gift, 2,407 total number of documents to 6,868,
volumes less than the previous year. by far the largest collection in Amer-
Commenting upon this decrease, Dr. ica. An addition to the History of
Bishop stressed the importance of Science collection was made through
alumni aid to the University Library the purchase of 143 manuscripts,
in securing the unusual in reading mostly Arabic, by Professor Karpin-
matter not available in the regular ski, with funds given by Tracy Mc-
channels of the book trade. "The Gregor. This brought the number
acquisition of material in this way of Islamic manuscripts to about 820.
is a very important factor in the For several years the Library has
growth of the Library," he stated, made a practice of keeping statistics
Many Private Gifts during one week to determine the
Among the valuable and important efficiency of their work in delivering
gifts received by the Library were: books to readers. For 95.08 per cent
164 books of the late Dr. Leroy Crum- of the books requested, it was found
mer, '93, sent by Mrs. Myrtle Crum- that either the book was given
mer Ingram of Los Angeles; the Polar promptly or a definite report of its
Exploration collection of Prof. W. H. location was given. Further search
Hobbs of 340 volumes and 500 pam- enables the staff to account for 99.01
phlets; a collection of 125 volumes per cent of all books requested.
and 175 pamphlets containing many Extension Needed
early Bibles, which include nine in- In the conclusion of the report, Dr.
cunabula; a valuable Swinburne col- Bishop stressed the importance and
lection given by Lowell Kerr, '23; a imperative need of an extension of
collection of medical periodicals giv- 'he Library building. "The growth
en by Mrs. G. Carl Huber from the 3f the Graduate School with conse-
library of her husband, the late Dean quent increased demands on the li-
of the Graduate School; additions to brary service has been accomplished
the Stephen Spaulding Collection, by heavier reading assignments in the
many of them incunabula, given by undergraduate colleges," he stated.
Col. Thomas M. Spaulding, '02; and Further evidence of this need besides
a gift by George G. Jennison, the the greatly increased demand for
Birney Papers, to take effect on the seating space for readers, according
to the report, could be found in the
S enirs W is i rapidly enlarging collection of books
eWwhich already tax the capacity of the
. .W T'book-stacks.

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Jobs Are lied
To Apply Soon
Addressing 200 seniors and grad-
uate students who will be seeking em-
ployment in February and June, Dr.
T. Luther Purdom, director of the
Bureau of Occupational Information,
yesterday afternoon emphasized the
necessity for complete cooperation
with his bureau. Applicants for teach-
ing, business and other position are
expected to register with the Bu-
reau from Nov. 18 to Nov. 21.
The Bureau has never charged for
the service it renders, Dr. Purdom
said, and consequently expects each
applicant to fill out the registration
material with a minimum of errors.
"The registration material must be
returned the following week," he said,
"because representatives of business
firms will be in Ann Arbor at an
earlier date this year to interview
applicants."
Dr. Purdom expects the representa-
tives of 150 of the nation's national-
ly-known corporations to visit the
campus before July.
Dr. Purdom also emphasized the
Importance of personal appearance
for those being interviewed.
"High scholarship will not guaran-
tee a job for one shabbily dressed,"
he said, "because the company's rep-
resentative is the final judge of which
person gets the position."
Miss Bertha Ashby, in charge of
placing teachers, told the group of
the importance of obtaining good
photographs for the blanks.
"A good photograph is just as im-
portant as a record of high scholar-
ship for one securing a teacher's po-
sition," she said, "and those using
snapshotsaof themselves in athletic
uniform and in cap and gown are
only hindering their chances."
Dr. Morley Speaks
On MayaResearch
Dr. Sylvanus G. Morley, associate
of the Carnegie Institution of Wash-
ington, will explain "Archeological
Research in Yucatan" in a Univer-
sity Lecture at 4:15 p.m. today in the
Natural Science Auditorium.
Dr. Morley is touring the country
giving illustrated lectures upon the
work of the Carnegie Institution of
Washington which is carrying on ar-
chaeological research in Yucatan es-

Aga-Oglt To Direct
Islamic Art Exbibit
An exhibition of Persian and
Islamic art will be on display during
February and March, 1937, in the
M. H. de Young Memorial Museum,
San Francisco, under the direction
of Prof. Mehmet Aga-Oglu of the Re-
search Seminary in Islamic Art.
The exhibition, the largest and
most complete of its kind ever to be
attempted, will include objects loaned
by the Musee du Louvre, Musee de
Cluny and Musee des Arts Decoratifs
in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum
of Arts in New York City, the Fogg
Museum in Cambridge, Mass., the De-
troit Institute of Art, Fine Art Mu-
seum of Boston and many other lead-
ing public institutes of both this
country and of Europe.
Private owners are also cooperat-
ing and many rare and unique mas-
terpieces of Islamic art are being
loaned for the exhibition.
"The purpose of the exhibition,"
Professor Aga-Oglu stated, "is to
present the art of Islam to the wes-
tern part of the United States, a sec-
tion of the country which is little
familiar with the artistic culture of
the Near-East."
Objects in the exhibition will il-
lustrate all of the phases of Islamic
and Persian decorative arts, includ-
ing such fields as art of book bind-
ing, Persian miniatures, Persian and
Turkish rugs, silks, tapestries, bronze
pieces, ceremacs, pottery pieces, and
carved ivory and wood.
Professor Aga-Oglu has the dis-
tinction of being the only professor
in the country with a chair devoted
exclusively to the history of Islamic
art. He has recently been made hon-
orary curator of the M. H. de Young
Memorial Museum at San Francisco
and he holds a similar post with the
Detroit Institute of Arts.
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