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FRIDAY, JAN. 8, 1937

PAGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Bruce Bliven
Will Lecture
Here Jan. 14
Editor Of New Republic
Will Speak In Fourth Of
Oratorical Series
Bruce Bliven, editor and president
of the New Republic, will deliver the
fourth Oratorical Association lecture
of the season when he speaks on "The
Press-Truth, News or Propaganda?",
January 14 in Hill Auditorium.
Mr. Bliven has been an editor of
the New Republic since 1923, and in
1930 was made president of the mag-
azine. He is also New York corre-
spondent of the Manchester Guar-
dian and a lecturer and contributor
to other periodicals.
He was born in Iowa, was grad-
uated from Leland Stanford Univer-
sity in 1911 and has lived in New
York City for several years, making
frequent visits to other parts of the
country and Europe.
Mr. liven was head of the depart-
ment of journalism at the University.
of Southern California from 1914 to
1916 and has lectured at Columbia
and New York University. He has
been successively chief editorial
writer, managing editor and associate
editor of the New York Globe.
He is a member and director of the
Foreign Policy Association of the
United States and of the American
Council of the Institute of Pacific Re-
lations, a director of the Twentieth
Century Fund and a member of the
committee on Cultural Relations with
Latin America and the Social Policies
Committee. In the course of his jour-
nalistic work he has traveled in many
foreign countries.
Mr, Bliven recently contributed an
article to a symposium on American
civilization. George Soule, a col-
league of his on the New Republic,
wrote the following statement about
him for publication in this sympo-
sium'
"Bruce Bliven knows his United
States from side tokside and from top
to bottom. There are few who can
observe more closely what goes on
in America, interpret it more accu-
rately, or write about it more cogent-
ly
Famous Pianist
To Join Staff
Of Music Camp
Percy Grainger, famous pianist,
will be included in the teaching staff
of the National Music Camp at Inter-
lochen, to open June 27, Prof. Joseph
E. -Maddy of the School of Music
and founder of the camp, announced
yesterday.
The National Music Campiis a non-
profit summer camp near Traverse
City for music supervisors and stu-
dents. It has attracted nation-wide
interest and the enrollment for the
coming season is expected to include
300 high school students and 125
part-time students. A teacher for
each instrument is chosen from
among the personnel of the leading
sympony orchestras in the country,
who also coach the students indi-
vidually.
Grainger, who is well known for
his "Country Garden," has appearedl
in Ann Arbor on five occasions in
Choral Union and May Festival con-
certs. Professor Maddy explained
that Grainger will conduct and pre-
pare the high school students during
July and August for concerts to be
broadcast over a National Broadcast-
ing Company coast-to-coast network.

Where Watchmen got Clu To Kidn'ip Cang

Rice ElectedI
S1hiakespeare
Division Head
Modern Language Meeting
Attended By 15 Mem-
hers of English Dept.
Prof. Warner Rice of the English
department was elected chairman of
the Shakespeare division of the Mod-
nrn Language Association in its an-
nual meeting held recently at Rich-
mond, Va., in which 15 members of
the English department participated.
Prof. Charles C. Fries served as
acting chairman of the important
general program committee and Prof.
Thomas A. Knott held the two posi-
tions of chairman of the general Eng-
lish section and the present day Eng-
lish group.
Prof. Hereward T. Price read an
extended paper entitled "Toward a
Scientific Method of Textual Criti-
cism for the Elizabethan Drama."
A paper on "Wordsworth on the
Imagination" was read by Prof. Ben-
net Weaver to the Wordsworth sec-
tion of the meeting. Prof. Clarence D.
Thorpe read a paper on the same
subject in addition to one on "Sub-
limity in the 18th Century" to the
section in the critical study of ro-
manticism. He was elected secretary
of the group for next year.
James F. Roettger read a paper
entitled "The Development of Ablaut
in the Strong Verbs of the West Mid-
land Dialects of Middle English."
Others who attended were Prof.
Earl L. Griggs, Prof. Sanford B.
Meech, Prof. PaulrMueschke,Prof.
Kenneth T. Rowe, Harold Whitehall,
Leo Kirschbaum, and Herbert S.
Dahlstrom.
Influenza And Cold
Increase In West
The heaviest snow storm in 20
years burdened Arizona. Motorists
turned back because of impassable
highways crowded Gallug, N.M., ho-
tels. Transcontinental planes were
grounded at Tucson. A thick fog kept
airliners in their hangars at Chicago.
The cold belt widened - stretching
from the Pacific coast to the Great
Lakes and extending south to the
Texas Panhandle.
Predictions of rising temperatures
were received with mingled feelings.
Some medical authorities feared
moderation would hamper efforts to
stem the spread of influenza. The
public health service reported at
Washington the dread disease was
on the increase all over the nation.

Bankhead Takes Office

Dr. van der Sehalie Studies
Mussels Of Mississippi Region

The first complete, scientific study
,f the mussels in the Mississippi
River region, the greatest mussel
enter in the world, ;s now being un-
dedtaken by Dr. Henry van der Scha-
te, assistant curator of the mollusk
ivision of the Museum of Zoology.
He will continue the work of Dr.
A. M. Ellis, member of the physi-
logy department of the University
,f Missouri and director of the di-
vision of the U. S. Bureau of Fisheries
devoted to investigation of interior
.vaters.
This study is being made possible
through the recent gift of 10,000
shells to the University Museums by
Dr Ellis.
"In spite of the fact that nearly
one-half of the thousand different
mussel-species known lie in the Mis-
sissippi waters, conchologists have
never tried to make'a really complete
scientific study of this area," Dr. van
der Schalie said. "This is largely be-
cause no institution has ever been
willing to finance such an expensive
project as is involved in obtaining
,he shells."

Up until 1925 scientists generally
conceded that it was necessary for
mussels to go through a very com-
plicated parasitic stage on some fish
before they could develop froni their
embryonic form (glochidium) to a
young mussel.
"The fact that each mussel species
had its individual fish upon which it
might be parasitic limited so greatly
the abundance of the shells that the
pearl button industries were facing
extinction. The danger was so great
that the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries
erectedta special station at Fairport,
Iowa, to study the situation," Dr.
van der Schalie pointed out.
Finally, in 1925, Dr. Ellis discovered
a new way to develop the glochidia
to mussels omitting the complex par-
asitic stage and thus getting rid of
the principle factor which heretofore
had limited the abundance of shells.
Every since his discovery, Dr. Ellis
has spent most of his time working
on his "floating laboratory," dredg-
ing various sections of the Mississippi
River and its tributaries. In this way
he found spots to plant his mussels.
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-Photo by- Walter A. Crow.
With the aid of a renorter, E. Ii. Grvbbe (top, right), Shelton, Wash.,
mill watchman, is shown re-enacting the scene which occurred when
Grubbe was approached by two men, one of whom backed him into the
mill and told him to tell Dr. W. W. Mattson, of Tacoma, his son was safe.
Below is shown how the ransom money, $28,000 in $5, $10 and $20 bills,
looks when packaged and ready for delivery.

-- Associated Press Photo
His right arm upraised, Speaker
William B. Bankhead, of Alabama,
is shown as he took oath of office
as Speaker of the House at the
opening session of the 75th Con-
gress in Washington.
Philippine Students
Honor National Hero
The Philippine-Michigan Club will
hold its annual celebration of Jose
Rival day at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Lane
Hall. The celebration is in honor of
an early martyr who died in the
cause of Phillipine independence
from Spain.
Prof. Arthur S. Aiton of the his-
tory department will deliver the ad-
dress of the evening. Student rep-
resentatives of various national
groups have been invited to the cele-
braion, according to Prof. J. Raleigh
Nelson, councilor to foreign students
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Women's Debating
Squad Is Selected
Plans for a woman's debating
team were officially inaugurated yes-
terday when the speech department
conducted tryouts in Angell Hall.
A squad of 1 2 was selected after the
candidates had presented three-min-
ute speeches on the question "Re-
solved: That the Essential Features
of the N.Y.A. Be Made Permanent."
The successful candidates were
then arbitrarily divided into four
teams which will engage each other
informally next Wednesday and
Thursday in practice debates on the
same question.
The women chosen to compose the
squad were: Miriam Sanders, '38,
Margaret Ayers, '38, Katherine
Schultz, '9, Rebecca Newman, '39,
Betty Jane Mansfield, '39, Claire
Weil, '38, Dorothy Wepman, '37, Eli-
nor Somerville, '38, Barbara Brad-
field, '38, Grace Gray, '37, Lillian
Talhurst. '38, and Mary Francis
Adair, '37.
I-Iomecoiing Plans
For Dentists Given
Plans for the annual homecoming
of the School of Dentistry to be held
here Jan. 27 were announced yester-
day by Prof. Russel W. Bunting, act-
ing chairman of the school's execu-
tive committee.
Between 500 and 600 alumni, most
of whom live in the state, will at-
tend the reunion, which will include
a series of clinics and conferences
that will see all departments of ,the
school in operation.

Glee Club Members
Go On Road Today
The Varsity Glee Club will make
their first long trip of the year today
when 'they go to Port Huron for a
concert before the Orpheus Seciety of
that city at 8:15 p m. tonight.
Thirty-nine men, most of whom
are old members, will leave by bus
today at 2:15 p.m. The entire mem-
bership of the club numbers eighty
men.
Professor David E. Mattern will
conduct the full evening concert and
Martin Thompson, tenor, Wilmot F.
Pratt, baritone, and Ralph Clark,
baritone. will give solos.
Other trips to Toledo, Benton Har-
bor and Dearborn are planned for
later in the year.

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