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Prof. E.C. Case
Tells Of State's
Musemn Head Discusses
Mastodons, Elephants In
Radio Broadcast
In one of the "actuality" broadcast
features of the University radio sta-
tion, Prof. Waldo Abbot, director of
the studio, yesterday interviewed
Prof. Ermine C.' Case, head of the
Museum of Paleontology, on the
early mastodons, elephants, and Paul
Bunyan musk-oxen, which inhabited
Michigan millions of years ago.
Michigan was literally infested
with mastodons hundreds of mil-
lions of years ago, according to Pro-
fessor Case, who explained that mas-
todons and elephants are not essen-
tially warm climate animals. "The
reason," he said, "we have such ac-
curate knowledge of the mastodons
is that they have been very well pre-
served for us They were accustomed
to eat vegetation, buds, grass, and
flowers, that grew near the swamps
located in the northern part of the!
State. Then, when they died, and
sank in the mud, the mud would
eventually harden, leaving the fos-
As for the Paul Bunyan musk-ox
that used to roam the wilds of Mich-
igan, Professor Case was somewhat
doubtful whether the large one,
whose remains were on exhibition,
ever was able to cut through a six-
ieet thick tree in six minutes as some
have maintained. Nevertheless, the
broadcast revealed that this animal
did have many capabilities.
There is a fairly long period of
time that remains unrecorded in the
history of Michigan, ProfessornCase
said-several hundred million years,
in fact. It seems, he explained, that
the glaciers coming down from
Canada made a mess of everything,
leaving rocks and sand and spoiling
the fun of a lot of animals that used
to play around this territory. As a
matter of fact, he said, that is the
reason why Michigan lost out in the
carboniferous period when the coal
was being formed. Also, at that
time the territory was somewhat sub-
Exhibit Of Art
Photos OnViewI
For Two Weeks
Display Includes Works
By Alumni Of American
College In Rome
An exhibit of photographs of works
by members of the Alumni Associa-
tion of the American Academy in
Rome are now on display for a two-
week period in the third floor exhibi-
tion room of the College of Archi-
tecture building.
The exhibition, sponsored by the
College Art Association, consists of
photographs compiled by the Alumni
Association of outstanding works by
several of its members in the fields
of painting, sculpture, architecture,
and landscape design. It consists of
over 125 large size photographs of
works by about 54 different 'artists.
The Association is active in art fields,
especially in New York City where a
majority of its members reside, and
this exhibit is one of a number of
exhibitions and competitions it has
Among painters who are repre-
sented in the exhibit are Ezra Win-
ter, of Detroit, who painted the mur-
als of the Cunard Building in New

York City, and Alfred Floegel, who
did the stained glass work at Cran-
brook Chapel. Others include Eugene
Savage, Salvatore Lescari, Berry
Faulkner, and Francis Bradford. In
a separate group are works of fa-
mous sculptors who are members
of the Association. These include
photographs of works done by Leo
Friedlander, Herman MacNell, and,
John Gregory among men of older l
reputation, and among younger men
who are becoming well known, Ed-
mond Amateis, Paul Jennewein, and
Walker Hancock. Projects of Wil-
liam Douglas, William Bottomley,
and F. C. Hirons are among those in-
cluded among the architects.
The exhibition will be in Ann Ar-
bor until Jan. 29, only as it is on a
tour of several universities and col-
leges throughout the country. Stu-
dents interested in fine arts, sculp-
ture, and architecture will be most
interested in the exhibit, Prof. Ralph
W. Hammett of the College of Ar-
chitecture, who is in charge, stated
yesterday. It is of special general
interest because of the excellence
of the photography and because of
the subject, he said.
To Start Luncheon
Series On Saturday
The Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information will hold
the first of a series of semi-monthly
luncheons at 1 p.m. Saturday in the
Union, Dr. T. Luther Purdom, direct-
or of the Bureau announced yester-


Indiana Road Is Made Death Trap By Raging Flood

Chamber Asks
Fraternity Aid
For Radio Plan
Greek Letter Groups Will
Be Solicited For Funds
For Police System
All campus fraternities are being
solicited this weel for funds to help
put a new two-way police communi-
cation system in action in Ann Arbor.
John Wagner, a member of the com-
mittee of the Junior Chamber of
Commerce. raising the money, an-
nounced yesterday.
Mr. Wagner explained that $400 is
deeded to complete the fund from{
which transmitting and receiving,
equipment for each of the three local
scout cars as well as a transmitting
and receiving equipment for the po-
lice station will be purchased. Eleven
hundred dollars have already been
raised by subscription of local mer-
Some equipment has already been
purchased, Mr. Wagner said, and the
amount requested is required to buy
materials necessary for the complete
Thetwo-way communication will
be put . into use as soon as the
remaining materials are bought, and
the transmitters and receivers are
constructed, he declared. "For," Mr.
Wagner went on to explain, "there
are several officers of the police force
that already have complete radio
training, and are able to operate1
both transmitters and receivers."
Many other policemen are now re-
ceiving radio training.
"It is hoped that the fraternities
will give their cooperation to this
drive, for a quicker means of com-
munication between the police sta-
tion and scout cars will greatly aid
in cutting down crime in Ann Arbor,"
Cheery 'Good Morning'

Old Globe Theatre Players Are
Praised By Dr. Harold Whitehall

The popularized version of Shake-
spearean drama presented by the
Old Globe Theatre Players last week
at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
was applauded yesterday by Dr. Har-
old Whitehall of the English depart-
ment as recreating the true atmo-
sphere of the Shakespeare of Eliza-
bethan days.
"We tend to approach Shakespeare
in the same spirit in which we go to
church," said Dr. Whitehall. "We
are obsessed with his greatness as a
poet, his depth of philosophy and
hisv development of character to such
a degree that we seldom think of
him as a playwright pure and simple.
That was the most important thing
the Globe Players did -show us
Shakespeare as his contemporaries
saw him, a playwright with every
skill a playwright must have at his



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members are urged to bring cata-
Men's Council: Group picture will
be taken for the Michiganensian this
afternoon at 4:30 p.m. at Rentsch-
ler's Studio. All members are re-
quested to attend.
Coming Events
J.G.P., Members of the Ticket Com-
mittee: The first meeting will be
held Friday, Jan. 22, at 4:30 p.m.
The room will be posted on the bul-
letin board. It is important for all
members to attend.
Independents planning on attend-
ing the J-Hop, who have not made
booth arrangements, meet at 7:301

"The lines of Shakespeare, aside
from their poetical value. are stage
dialogues of the utmost brilliance.
The great Shakespearean metaphors,
marvellously effective as poetry, were
shown by the Players to be equally
effective as dramatic passages."
Dr. Whitehall praised the direction
of Thomas Wood Stevens and the
arranging of B. Iden Payne in par-
ticular, saying that it was chiefly
their work which gave the perform-
ances their tremendous pace and
liveliness. The cutting, which in some
instances he admitted may have
been detrimental to the production,
"Dr. Whitehall said was necessary to
keep the presentation in the channel
planned by Stevens, that of an Eliz-
abethan Shakespeare.
"Maxwell Anderson has attempted
in some of his recent plays, as "Win-
terset" and "Wingless Victory," a use
of poetical language similar to that
of Shakespeare," Dr. Whitehall re-
marked, "but although his dialogue
is undeniably ef ective, he lacks
Shakespeare's concrete imagery and
"With a direction of the eminence
of S'evens' it is unfortunate that
he isn't subsidized to be given a com-
pletely free hand for his theories
and allowed to become a permanent
dramatic institution in this country,"
Dr. Whitehall concluded.
Two Stolen Cars Are
Recovered By Police
Two automobiles, one stolen from
the rear of the University City Sales
garage, 315 W. Huron, and one taken
from Mrs. Wanda Walker, Jennings
house, were recovered by police
Monday night.
A 12-year old boy admitted the
theft of the car from the garage and
was taken into custody by the police.
State Senator George McCallum
will speak at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in
the Masonic Temple at the past mas-
ters' night observance of the Golden
Rule lodge, No. 159, F. and A.M,
Burr, P
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- Associated Press Photo
One autoist lost his life when the east fork of the White River ripped out a highway bridge (top)
near Seymour, Ind., and flooded nearby farmlands (we low). The victim was Ray Dugan of Johnstown, Ind.,
U.S. forest supervisor. He was drowned when his machine skidded and plunged over a guard rail as he
attempted to stop at the brink of the crevice. The car, with Dugan still at the wheel, was pulled from the
rapids shown in the lower picture.

Is Profitable To Girl in Room 302 of t
South AfricanProfessor Seeks New Gargoyle Has Jan. m
UeKANSAS CITY, Jan. 19.-(/P)-
Educational Bro castin Unusual Features Maudine Collins is a waitress who All Men Stude
smiles when she says "good morn- invited to enjo
__- Several unusual features will grace held daily from
the pages of the Gargoyle, campus ing." the small ballr
Dr. Eybers Stops Here To methods. It is the comparative in- the pagiof the n e camp Today her cheerful greeting I Saturday and S
Le Methd Usd B formality of the programs which j sueom es outheJHo brought her an inheritance of $500,1
LearnMehod UsdBisecmakes the greatest appeal to the tomoriow, according two rings and a gold watch from Sophomore Arc
Professor Abbot listeners, and, with the experience I to C. Grant Barnes, '37, business James K Morris, 65, who died Sat- If there is snov
have acquired thus far in my trip, I manager. J6Sleigh Ride will
How to inaugurate a good system am inclined to believe that this kind the I on Saturday, Ja
of educational broacicasuing in South is the best." magazine, will be a feature on the 10 Norris' will left all his possessions School, South Er
Africa was the problem which Professor Eybers left Saturday for to the waitress because:
prompted Eden Eybers of the Univer- Cleveland. His proposed tour will prettiest girls on campus, and an ar- "She, who is almost a stranger to TYPEWRIT
sity of South Africa to visit the end in Europe, where he will visit tide called, "The Townsend Plan
University of Michigan to learn the Italy, France and England. In -referring to John Townsend, bas-
methods of Prof. Waldo Abbot who September he expects to be in Bloem- ketball star. at the restaurant, said a cheerful Student Sup
is director of broadcasting. fontein. "The carillon will play its part on good morning with a pleasant smile.J
Professor Eybers is making a pro- -thefront cover of the issue," said Old men appreciate such things in 0 9D
thresyonpopeteedy.31 Vx
tracted tour of the United States and Session Barnes. young people these days." 314 SOUTH
Europe in order to discover the va- 3 - Da y
rious systems of this type of broad-
casting work. After he returns t Of Academ y To
Bloemfontein, where his university islw/
located, and where the University ( ________________________________
of Michigan owns a large observatory,
his problem will be to inaugurate an
efficient broadcasting system adapted The 42nd annual meeting of the
to his country.h nf n
Handicaps Numerous Michigan Academy of Science, Arts
The handicaps involved in this and Letters, which will open for a
undertaking obviously are far more three-day session March 18, here,
numerous at the University of South wil linclude 14 discussion sections on
Africa in the opinion of Professor practically the entire scope of man's
Eybers, than those involved in the knowledge, it was announced yes-
broadcasting of educational programs Discussions will be led by members
conducted in the United States. He dsthe faculties of various state in-
cited, as an instance, the ease and sttons.h eaing thes daicussteins
effectiveness with which Prof. Josephsttutions. Leading these discussions
E. Maddy's class in stringed instru- will be: anthropology, Prof. James
ments is transmitted over huge ter-- B. Griffin; botany, Prof. W. R. Tay- THE M USIC O F
ritoies.an aea oe-sith r; economics and sociology, Prof.
rit h that of Samuel M. Levin of Wayne Univer-
the United States," he said, "and sity; forestry, Allen F. Miller, U. S.
forest service; georgraphy, Prof. Bert
with a population of only 2,000,000, Hudgins of Wayne University: ge-
the great difficulty in broadcasting ology and mineralogy, Prof. Duncan
lies in reaching the inhabitants. Stewart of Michigan State college.
What is more, out of these 2,000,000tG EO R G E OI
only about 30,000 have radios. We History and political science, Prof.
know that this number is correct be- S. W. Fagerstrom of the Michigan A
cause all owners of radios are re- State Normal College; landscape ar-
quired to pay annual fees for the chitecture, Prof. H. O. Whittemore:
privilege of listening to the pro- language and literature, Prof.
grams." Charles A. Knudson; mathematics,EA R L H IN
Pf t' ihtmwro h "ata

he Union, Thursday,
nts and Faculty are
y the Coffee Hour
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in
oom of the Union.
;nday excepted.
chitects' Sleigh Ride:
v, the Soph. Arch,
meet at 7:30 p.m.
an. 23, at the Arch.


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Obstacles Not Technical
As an illustration of the technical
obstacles that confront him, Profes-
or Eybers pointed out that the most"
powerful stations in his area have1
ransmission power of one-half kil-
)watt-about the same as that of1
he Detroit station WWJ. This per-l
mits programs to be heard at a dis- t
ance of about 200 miles. He added
hat inasmuch as there are only seven
tations there, the difficulties are en-
His purpose in making the tour,
he said, was not to determine means
of combatting technological ob-
stacles, but to find out the best
means of projecting the best avail-'
able educational training with the
equipment already at his disposa.
"Michigan," he emphasized, "is
really a prophet unhonored in its
own locale. For in my trip through
he South and West of the United
States, I heard a great deal about the
effectiveness of your broadcasting
Man Must Pay $433
For Driving Into Train
Casper Goldsmith, 22 years old, of
Route 2 Milan, faces the prospect of
paying the receivers of the Ann Ar-
bnr railrand$ 443.2R fnr driving his

Proi. C. C. Ricntmeyer of the Centrai
States Teachers College; philosophy,
Prof. O. O. Norris of the Michigan
State Normal College; psychology,
Prof. Willard C. Olson; sanitation
and medical science, Joeph A. Kas-
par of the Detroit department of
health; and zoology, H. D. Ruhl of
the Michigan department of conser-
The Forestry Club will meet at 7:30
p.m. today in Room 2054 Natural
Science Building. Dr. Baxter will
show his recent motion picture "On
and Off Alaskan 'Irails." Morgan
and Wadsworth, who accompanied
him on the trip to Alaska, will com-
ment on the picture and the trip.


Food for
Power to Pass

FEBRUARY 12, 1937




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