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PAGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 1937

Exhibit Features Unheralded Botanical Gardens
Works Of Early Form Workshop Of Inter

est

Robert T. Cofin, Laden With Honors,
Comes To Lecture On Poetry, Jan.

Display Sponsored By Fine
Arts Institute Opens Here
For One Month Run
An exhibit of bronze and pottery
pieces of early Chinese art, sponsored
by the Institute of Fine Arts, will
open on a month's exhibit today in
the ground floor exhibition cases of
the Architecture Building.
The exhibit includes bronzes, pot-
tery, and peasant paintings of the
early periods of Chinese art, and
while all of the objects are old, the
emphasis in the exhibit is on art and
not on archeology, Prof. James M.
Plumer of the Institute of Fine Arts,
in charge of the exhibit said yester-
day. Pieces have been placed in
chronological arrangement, Professor
Plumer said, and much can be
learned about the types of Chinese
art through the ages. Labels have
been put over many of the pieces as
a guide to the understanding of shape
and construction.
Most of the exhibit has been ar-
ranged according to classification.
Two cases of bronzes include pieces
from the Shang, Chou, Han, and
T'ang periods, while there are seven
displays of pottery. These include
glazed earthenware and pottery from
the Han period, T'ang pottery, and
famous wares from the Sung dy-
nasty; Ting Ch'ing, Celadon, Chien,
and Chun. Peasant paintings of the
ten Buddhist hells are shown, but,
with their brilliant colors, are intend-
ed more as a balance to the austerity
of the rest of the exhibit than as
an exhibit of Chinese paintings as
such, Professor Plumer said.
The exhibit will continue on dis-
play through February and will be
described in an illustrated lecture to
be held the first part of the second
semester. Several individual pieces
have already been exhibited before,
one bronze in the Fogg Museum of
jo mnasng bboa ag ul azuoq auo
C.T. Loo Galleries of Paris, and
two paintings in the Nelson Galleries
of Kansas City.
Entry In Union
Commemorated
B yLegislature
(Continued from Page r)
early days, we should remember that
the same honored names occur in
the list of those who were the fathers
of the State and of those who joined
to make the first official board of
this University. Stevens T. Mason,
Lucius Lyon, Isaac E. Crary, Henry
R. Schoolcraft, Ross Wilkins, and
many another belong both to the
University and to the State. Their
belief in democratic education, shared
by the citizenryof"Michigan gen-
erally, brought about the immediate
organization of the present Univer-
sity of Michigan and in the course of
time the development of a larger sys-
tem of schools and institutions of
higher learning of which we are
proud to form a part."
Fight Over Territory
With the calling of the constitu-
tional convention Jan. 26, 1835 by the
territorial governor, Mason, later the
first governor of Michigan, Michigan
initiated its drive for admission to
the Union. The following October
the Constitution was ratified and a
government was organized in Novem-
ber. But not until 18 months later did
Congress admit the State of Michigan
for the cropping up of a boundary
dispute between Michigan and Ohio
delayed admission.
The friction was eased when Ohio
was given Toledo and Michigan was
given the Upper Peninsula, then stark
wilderness. This agreement was not
ratified, however, until the second

convention had met. The first re-
jected the agreement but the second,
at the suggestion of Governor Mason
ratified it, thus paving the way for
the formal admission of the State of
Michigan into the Union by Congress.

By ROBERT FRYER
A book entitled "Little Known
Facts About Our University" would
be a worthy task for some ambitious
student, according to Prof. Harley H.
Bartlett of the botany department
and Director of the Botanical Gar-
dens. for he believes that there are
many institutions worthy of note
which could be described therein-
foremost of which is the Botanical
Gardens.
No doubt, he said, due to its re-
mote location from campus, the Bo-
tanical Gardens receive scant atten-
tion from University students, for
even when the most beautiful dis-
plays are presented for public appre-
ciation only a fraction of a per cent
of the student body take the trouble
to find the Gardens to admire the col-
lections. However, Professor Bartlett
says, the Botanical Gardens are not
especially maintained for their aes-
thetic value since they are primarily
a scientific workshop which disap-
points the average sight-seer.
Visitors Are Welcome
Nevertheless, vistors are welcome.
but are not urged to come because
the Gardens, Professor Bartlett be-
lieve, do not appeal to most persons
who have no botanical interest or
background.
Although listed as a separate de-
partment of the Literary College it
has only a small separate administra-
tive and teaching staff and no stu-
dents. Its function, Professor Bart-
lett described, as being primarily to
maintain collections of interest to
botanists, to provide material for
botany Classes, to establish and main-
tain material for research in such
fields as genetics, physiology, and
mycology.
Used By Graduates
Its facilities are most extensively
used by the students of the Graduate
School, he stated, while several of
the botanical staff do much of their
current research there. Some of the
sad, dejected looking plants, accord-
ing to Professor Bartlett, are the vic-
tims of innoculation with disease, and
are part of experiments designed to
determine the laws governing disease
resistance. The great fields of plants
with the flower clusters covered with
paper sacks are evidence, he said,of
the hundreds of crosses that have
been made of expreimental studies of
evolution, a line of work in which
Michigan has taken a foremost part.
Along with its usual work, the Bot-
anical Gardens serve as a location for
collaboration with the various gov-
ernmental agencies. One of the lar-
gest collections of the foreign plants
which are distributed by the Office
of Foreign Plant introduction of the
U. S. Department of Agriculture is
maintained here, and a complete
record is kept of the adaptability of
Murphy To Address
Clarification Group
(Continued from rage 1)
of labor. At its Detroit meeting the
type of amendment desired will be
discussed. The drafting committee,
it was explained, as well as the De-
troit conference grew out of efforts
to find a means of fixing minimum
wages and maximum hours after the
Supreme Court declared the New
York State Minimum Wage Law for
Women unconstitutional.
As drafted tentatively for submis-
sion to the National Committee at
Detroit, the proposed amendment has
three major aims: to delegate defi-
nitely to Congress the power to estab-
lish maximum hours of labor and
minimum standards of pay; to pre-
vent specifically the "due process"
clause of the Fourteenth Amend-
ment from obstructing such legisla-
tion; and at thesame time to pro-
tect the civil liberties guaranteed
under that Amendment.

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these foreign species. _ _
For example, there is a very good Robert P. Tristram Coffin, Amer- this time he continued his poetry
collection of the pear tree of north- ican poet and Pulitzer Prize winner writing and was represented in the

1 easern Aslia, 1intoucLKU forLteir

value in breeding new pears resis-
tant to pear blight. Such collabora-
tion facilitates the enrichment of
this country by the introduction of
valuable, useful, as well as ornamen-
tal plants.
The Botanical Gardens originally
located in the Arboretum, were
moved in 1924, to their present loca-
tion approximately a mile and a half
from campus just off Packard road,
according to Professor Bartlett, be-
cause of the lack of flat ground in
the Arboretum for the building of
greenhouses. The growth of the
Botanical Gardens is noteworthy,
said Professor Bartlett, for starting
with a mere 20 acres, a laboratory
building, a boiler house, and four
greenhouses, the institution has since
more than doubled in size with a
total area at the present time of 51
acres and the addition of four more
greenhouses.

who will lecture here Jan. 29 on
"What Poems Are And How I Make
Them,' 'comes from a 300-year old
line of New Englanders who once
lourished as whaling-princes of
Nantucket in the heroic days of the
harpooners.
Coffin was born and raised in
Brunswick, Maine, one of a typically,
large New England family, and went
to college at Bowdoin, the famous old
school of Longfellow and Hawthorne.
There he quicklydistinguished him-
self by his literary talent, winning
several prizes including Kate Douglas
Wiggin's Hawthorne Prize for short
story writing, which was awarded to
him twice. He served as editor of
"Quill," the college's literary pub-,
lication.
Fellow At Princeton
Following his graduation from
Bowdoin, Coffin spent a year at
Princeton on the Longfellow Scholar-
ship from his alma mater. During

two books of Princeton Verse of 1916
and 1919. After the war Coffin was
awarded a Rhodes Scholarship which
took him to Trinity College, Oxford,
for three years, where he earned de-
grees of Bachelor of Arts and Bach-
elor of Literature, specializing in 17th
century English literature and John
Donne.
Serves In War
During the war Coffin served with
the American Expeditionary Force in
an artilleryaregiment, and has pre-
served an account of his experiences
overseas in "An Attic Room," a bio-
graphical volume which begins with
a description of the poet's school
days.

Although only in his middle
Coffin has already published
volumes of prose and poet
cluding "Strange Holiness,"t
etry which won him the Pulitz
for 1935. Among the other f
umes of poetry, perhaps h
known is the "Ballads of1
Toed Americans." Biograph
essay have also played a pro
share in Coffin's writings, a
spring his first novel, "Red
the Morning," appeared.
William Rose Benetcalls
view of society "traditional ai
servative," and says that "th
poems of his already that
remembered in the years to
and he is only in the midd
stalwart career"

Two Persons Hurt
In Auto Collision
29 Two persons were cut and bruised
in an automobile accident, and one
person hit by a car suffered no in-
forties, juries during the week-end in Ann
'ifnArbor.
fifteen Mrs. A. E. Pratt and Harvey Boyd,
the p- both of Ann Arbor were treated Sun-
er Prize day afternoon in St. Joseph's hospi-
ive vol- tal for cuts and bruises they received
is best when their cars collided at Dexter
Square- and Fairview avenues.
1y and Jack Showler, 220 Third St., was
)minent uninjured when he was hit Sunday
nd last morning on N. Main St. by a car
Sky in driven by Edmund Green of Ann
Arbor.

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Coffin's
nid con-
ere are
will be
come,
le of a

MEETING BROKEN UP
ANDERSON, Ind., Jan. 25.-OP)-
Rioting broke up a meeting of Ander-
son members of the United Automo-
bile Workers of America here tonight.
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Returning to America, Coffin joined PEDESTRIAN KILLED
the staff of Wells College as an in-EI
structor in English literature, later MUNISING, Jan. 25.-(R)-Ed
becoming professor of English. In Cronin, 65, was killed today when
1934 he returned to Bowdoin as struck by a hit and run driver. Cron-
Pierce Professor of English, and has in was dragged about 800 feet by the
remained there since. car, which is being sought by police.

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