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Prof. Hammett Turkish Student To
awB Her O WJR
Traces Growth e'arI"

Murphy, Couzens Talk Over Strike

Of Arciteture
Discusses Foreign Effects
On* American Building
Style Devlopment
Influence Eropean
Americans should not condemn
themselves for not having developed
an architecture strictly of their own,
P'of. Ralph W. Hammett of the Col-
lege of Architecture stated yesterday,
because American architecture is the
natural result of the peculiar influ-
ences of American history and de-
"No people," Professor Hammett
said, "can entirely set itself apart in
developing its arts without being in-
Iluenced by, other peoples. Modern
European architecture today is not a
process of individual national trends.
France has had nothing definitely
French since the French Gothic ar-
chitecture of the 13th century. As
for America, it has had its past so
definitely and closely tied with
Europe, that there is no reason why
it should have developed institutions
purely its own, uninfluenced from
Casses American Architect
The first of two architectural styles
that may be classed as American,
Professor Hammett stated, is the
early American, which includes
such houses as the House of Seven
Gables in Salem and the Paul Re-
vere house in Boston. But even
these houses were based on English
ones with an overhanging second
floor. They were built of half tim-
ber with the beams and cross-braces
that supported them forming a part
of the wall. In England, the large
square spaces between, were filled
with a material of plaster and brick
or straw. Early American homes
were built in the same manner, but
the severe climate cracked this plas-.
ter and formed chinks which let in
cold air in winter. To correct this,
wooden sidings were built over the
walls, and resulted in the first Ameri-
can architectural. style.
Colonial Style Not American
"This type of house construction
remainhed in use up to the Civil War,"
Professor Hammett continued, "and
is to be found in a few houses in
Ann" Arbor, but the style changed to
Georgian, or Colonial as it is usually
classified, after 1700. The so-called
Colonial style is not American, as
often believed, but a direct copy of
styles in Georgian England. After
the Civil War, with the developdent
of the Circular saw and improvement
in the lumber. business, the light
framnekhouse, with structure-work of
two-by-four studding replaced the
odetebr-structured styles. This
may be calld an American construe-
taion method, but as for style, there
was nothing new added, and it is hard
to tell the light frame houses from
some of the old ones."
As concerns public b~ildings, Pro-
fessor d Hammett said, America has
developed its most outstanding single
contribution to architecture modes,
the skyscraper.
Skyscraper American
"Because. of, land values and the
concentration of business," Professor
Hammett added, "the skyscraper was
developed in America. The sky-
scraper is at present the only thing
that can be truly called typically
American. It is the result of the Big
Business ideal in America, but its
functional values are slowly estab-
lishing it abroad."
The modern or functional style of
architecture, though it was first pro-
mulgated in Chicago in 1890 cannot

be called an American architecture,
Professor Hammett concluded. It has
had much greater use and increase in
Europe than in America, and it has
become known at present, because of
this fact, as the International style.
Again American architecture is part
of a world trend.

Four Turkish students will be in-
terviewed at 1:30 p.m. today in a
WJR broadcast emanating from the
University broadcasting studios, a
part of the regular Saturday after-
noon programs.NThey are Behidje
Sadik, Grad., Neriman M. Alam,
Grad. and Malhmut Gultan. Grad.
The program, second in the series
centered about the home life of for-
eign students, was arranged under
the direction of J. Raleigh Nelson,
Counselor to Foreign Students, and
will be conducted by Prof. Waldo Ab-
bot, director of the broadcasting serv-
Miss Sadik is studying for her doc-
torate in sociology and Alam and
Gultan are seeking their master's
degree in economis. All received
preliminary training at Roberts Col-
lege, which is an American insti-
tution in Instanbul, Turkey.
Rutliven Broke;
Utilizes Credit
For Rin Ticket
Most photographs showing some-
body selling tickets to a prominent
person are staged merely for publicity
purposes, and the prominent person
doesn't really but the ticket at all.
But with President Ruthven and
Marcia Connell, '39, it was different.
It is true that the president, who
purchased the ticket to the Michigan
Boxing Show from Michigan's "most
beautiful girl," was "fiat" when he
bought the ticket last Friday and
that the $1.10 was collected only yes-
terday, but he paid hard cash for it,
and what's more, he says he'll be
there in a ringside seat.
"Have I anything scheduled for
April 1?" President Ruthven asked
his secretary, Miss Ruth A. Rouse,
when approached by Miss Connell.
"No sir, you are free that evening,"
was the reply. And then came the
embarrassing moment when the Pres-
ident discovered he had no money
with him. Miss Rouse found she had
only 45 cents in her purse, so the
President said Miss Connell would
have to call back for the money.
Yesterday Walter Luszki, '37, di-
rector of the 10-bout boxing show
to be held April 1, in Yost Field
House for the benefit of the Univer-
sity. Fresh Air Camp, went around
and collected money. It was handed
to him by Miss Rouse. On the ma-
nila envelope were the words:"Nor
Dr. Ruthven's ticket to the boxing
Miss Connell sold the President the
first ticket to the bouts. The sale
will be chalked up for Delta Gamma
sorority. Sororities and fraternities
are in a contest to win silver trophies
for the biggest] ticket disposal.
Green Deprecates
Sit-Downs And CI
A threat that recriminatory action
may be taken against John L. Lewis
Committee of Industrial Organiza-
tion Unions was made by William
Green, president of the American
Federation of Labor, in a special in-
terview with the Daily Illini, Univer-
sity of Illinois student publication.
Green said that the rebel unions
"need not expect" to remain in the
AF of L unless they stop breaking
federation rules, and scorned the
"sit-down" strike weapon which the
CIO has resorted to, stating his
union had never used such methods.
"When economic conditions are on
the upgrade, a spirit of unrest pre-
vails among industrial workers, and
they begin a fight for higher wages
and better working conditions," Green
said in explaining the recent epidemic
of labor trouble.

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Flowers for All Occasions

S.C.A. To Give
Fifth Of Dance
Series To1iihr
The fifth in a series of dances being
sponsored, by the Student Christian
Association will be held at 9 p.m. to-
day in Lane Hall.
The dance will be planned in the
same manner as previous dances
through the semester. Jacobs Wolver-
ines, an eight-piece orchestra, will
furnish music, while entertainment
and refreshments are being organized
by special committees working on ar-
rangements. Chaperons will be Dr.
and Mrs. Edward W. Blakeman; Mr.
and Mrs. H. L. Pickerill and Wallace1
Watt. Admission will be 25 cents,
with special rates for N.Y.A. stu-
I dents.
William Barndt, '37, is general
chairman for the series. He is being
assisted in preparations for tonight's
dance by Mildred Hayes, '39SM, in
charge of refreshments; John Mul-
key, '39E, decorations; Frank Mc-
Donald, '39, reception; Ralph Dan-
forth, '40, publicity; Jeffries Pace, '40,
checkroom and Joseph Pintek, '40,
Dates have been temporarily set
for the rest of the dances in the
series These are: March 20, April 3,
May 1, and May 22.
(Continued from Page 4)

-An studenits, o I i-ht-::-airap ro the
STati of Michigan. At .1e meeii i
at 6:30 p.m. which follows the sup-
per and fellowship hour, "The Life
of Christ" will be presented through
picture, music, and story.
The Fourth Inter-Faith Sympo-
sium will be held Sunday, March 21,1
from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Grand Rap-
ids Room at the Michigan League.
The subject will be "Does the Uni-
verse Reveal Intelligence?" Prof. P.
W. Slosson will present the Protes-
tant view, Prof. W. A. McLaughlin
the Catholic view, Dr. Yuen Z. Chang,
the Confucian view, and Rabbi Ber-
nard Heller, the Jewish view.
Harris Hall, Sunday, March 21:
There will be a celebration of the
Holy Communion in the Chapel at
9:30 a.m.
There will be, a student meeting at
7 p.m. The Rev. William Kinder of
Detroit will be the speaker. All stu-
dents and their friends are invited.
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church,
Services of worship for Sunday,
March 21, 1937.
8 a.m., Holy Communion, Corporate
for Confirmation Class.
9:30 a.m., Church School.
11 a.m., Kindergarten.
11 a.m., Morning prayer and ser-
4 p.m., Cantata-"The Man of


by Cesar Franck.
5:30 p.mn., the Westminster
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Stalker Ball, Sunday, March 21:
9.: alke , Ltident lass led by
Prol. George Carrothers on the
t-i --e "Sme:hit in Rel-iou
6 p.m. Wesleyan Guild meeting.
"Supper in the Upper Room." This
is a program which commemorates
the last supper of Jesus and His Dis-
ciples. Because of the devotional
nature of this service, we should like
to have everyone who wishes to be
there make reservation by calling
Stalker Hall, 6881, on Saturday.
First Methodist Church, Sunday,
March 21:
10:30 a.m., Morning Worship Serv-
ice. Dr. C. W. Brashares will preach
on "Palm Sunday."
First Baptist Church, Sunday,
March 21:
10:45 a.m., Mr. Sayles will speak
on "The Mind of Christ."
7:30 p.m., Church auditorium, a
Sacred Cantata, "The Seven Last
Words of Christ," by Theodore Du-
bois, will be given by the Church
Cchoir, with quartet, Mrs. H. B. Al-
len, soprano soloist, Charles B. Rueg-
nitz, tenor soloist, Wilmot F. Pratt,
bass-baritone soloist. Miss Lou White
will be at the organ and Robert
Campbell at the piano.
Roger Williams Guild, Sunday,
March 21:
Noon, Student Class. 6 p.m. brief
service in charge of Miss Helen Or-
vis. Attend sacred cantata at church,
17:30 p.m.

-Associated Press Photo
Gov. Frank Murphy (left) and Mayor Frank Couzens (right) of
Detroit, are shown in earnest conversation as they sought ways and
means to end the numerous strikes that have partially paralyzed
business in the motor city.

Forum To Feature
A symposium on strikes between
Prof. Edgar N. Durfee of the Law
School and Prof. John W. Riegel of
the business administration school
will feature tomorrow's Union Forum
at 4:30 p.m. in the small ballroom of
the Union.
The forum is the third in Series B
of the Sunday afternoon discussion
groups which are conducted by mem-
bers of the faculty. Dean Henry M.
Bates of the Law School led the first,
hour and was followed by Prof. Wil-
liam Haber of the economics depart-

The Union Buffet Dinner will fol-
low immediately after the forum in
the main dining room of the Union,
H. Murray Campbell, '38, its director,
announced yesterday. The small ball-
room will be used for radio dancing
and all game rooms will be open to

Presbyterian Church, S u n d a y,
March 21:
At 10:45 a.m., Palm Sunday morn-
ing, church service. Dr. Lemon will
preach upon the subject "For Vic-
torious Living." Special music will
be given including a trumpet solo;
a baritone solo, "The Palms" by
Faure; and an anthem "Praise ye the

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