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S11 University
Chemists To Go
To Convention,
Reports Will Be Presented
By Ferguson, Bachmann
And Bartell April 12
Eleven faculty members will repre-
sent the University at the annual
convention of the American Chem-
ical Society April 12 at the Univer-
sity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
Prof. Alfred L. Ferguson, Prof.
Werner E. Bachmann and Prof. Floyd
E. Bartell, all of the chemistry de-
partment, will present papers before
the society, Prof. James H. Hodges,
secretary of the local chapter of the
society, announced yesterday.
The purpose of the convention, "he
said, is to make reports on original
research being conducted by associa-
tion members and to give the scien-
tists an opportunity to meet socially
kand exchange ideas in their respec-
tive fields of work.
The Michigan delegation includes
Prof. Chester S. Schoepfle, head of
the chemistry department; Prof. Ho-
bart H. Willard, Professor Bartell,
Prof. Joseph O. Halford, Prof. Roy K.
McAlpine, Prof. Byron A. Soule, Prof.
Leigh C. Anderson, Professor Fergu-
son, Professor Bachmann, Dr. Oliver
L. I. Brown and Dr. Thomas G. Cooke,
all of the chemistry department.
Professor Willard is a member of*
the board of directors of the society,
and Professor Bartell is on the so-
ciety's Council.
Professor Ferguson's paper will be
entitled, "Studies in Over-Voltage";
P rofessor Bartell's will deal with
"The Wetting Characteristics of Solid
Surfaces Covered with. Absorbed
Films"; and Professor Bachmann's
will be concerned with the "Synthesis
of 5-Phenyl-1, 2-benzanthrazene and
Related Compounds."

Centennial Cake Sans Candles,

Because Of Dispute Over Age"
(Continued from Page ) The Regents drafted elaborate
plans in three days, basing the entire;
years with the board of trustees.p
1'rwevr nntniini inpy~tp~pproject upon the expectation of

gan in Ann Arbor was opened to stu- four is the one now occupied by
dents. President Ruthven.
Tuition for the University seemed Therefore, was the true centennial
to be determined in accordance with of the University of Michigan in 1917,
the size of the University, for at the 100th anniversary of the estab-
that time the fee, including room, lishment in Detroit of the "Cathole-

11 Y V , VJ ,II AIS ii ~l. UlIGI
renting the property for other school
It is from this perpetuated corpor-
ation of the Detroit board of trusteesi
that the present Board of Regents
has been traced.
In the year 1835 the constitution
of the:State of Michigan was adopt-
ed, and in 1837 the State was admit-
ted into the Union. This constitu-
tion provided for the establishment
of a university and the Legislature
of the new State subsequently made
provisions for the establishment of
the University. This, coupled with
the existence of the Federal Land
Grants, made the prospects for an,
adequate university especially bright.
Ann Arbor Chosen
Thus, on June 5, 1937, the Regents
met in Ann Arbor having received
the best offer from the local residents
for the establishment of the Univer-
sity here, Ann Arbor promising 40
acres of land to the proposed school.

ample funds through the Legislature
from the Federal Land Grants. The
Regents provided for four professor-
ships: in mental philosophy, mathe-
matics including engineering and ar-
chitecture, languages and law. A
librarian was appointed for a non-
existent library, and a committee was]
selected to set up branches through-
out the State.
Finally, in 1841, Mason Hall and
four houses for professors were com-
pleted and the University of Michi-I
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rent, was $10 per year. It is estimat-j
ed that the total expenses of a stu-
dent for one year at the University l
approximated $100.
One University Building
In 1841 Mason Hail was the only
University building, with the excep-
tion of the four professors' homes on
the four corners of the campus. It
served as the dormitory of the stu-
dent's the chapel, the library, and
housed all the class rooms. The only

pistemiad"; or is it this year, the
100th anniversary of the establish-
ment of the University in Ann Arbor;
or will it be in 1941, the 100th an-
niversary of the official opening' of
the University as organized at pres-
ent, the beginning of classes in thel
University of Michigan.
The Japanese silk worm is presum-
ably one of the most valuable in-

Stoms And Floods
Ravage Southland
MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 6.-
(A'-Damage from storms and floods
mounted today from Texas to Flor-
ida, adding to wreckage which al-
ready had taken 12 lives, and caused
millions of dollars of loss to property
and crops.
A tornado destroyed two houses in
Oakland Park north of Fort Lauder-
dale, Fla.,

- Associated Press Photo
Harry Bennett (above), person-
nel director of Ford " Motor Car
Company, vigorously disputed
claims by Ed Hall, vice president
of the United Automobile Workers,
that the union had won a victory
in the brief strike in the Ford
plant at Kansas City.


professorial home left of the originalsects known to-man.
One Pair of Ladies' Toplif ts 20c
Two pairs of Ladies' Toplifts ..21
Also Women's & Children's half soles cemented for 49c

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Evening Classes
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McClusky And Olson
To Talk On Guidance
Prof. Howard Y. McClusky and
Prof. Willard C. Olson of the educa-
tion school will speak on "Aspects
of the Branch County Project" at
a meeting of the Graduate Education
Club to be held at 4p.m. today in the
library of the University Elementary
IThe Branch county project is a
demonstration project in youth guid-
ance, the first of its kind in the
country, according to Professor Mc-

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'Wage Determination' By Riegel
Sums Up Business Conferences



Summarizing and interpreting the
information obtained from three
conferences of business executives
which convened in Ann Arbor, and
reviewing the facts gleaned from spe-
cial field studies, "Wage Determina-
tion," a book by Prof. John W. Rie-
gel, director of the University Bureau
of Industrial Relations, was released
last week.
The three Ann Arbor confeernces,
which lasted two days each, were
called by Professor Riegel especially
for the discussion of wage determina-
tion, and 60 of *the nation's leading
firms sent special representatives to
those meetings.
The first conference dealt primar-
ily with wage problems in the metal
trades. The meeting was attended
by representatives of the General
Electric Co., the Carnegie-Illinois
Steel Corp., Westinghouse "Electric
and Mfg. Corp., the Hudson Motor
Car Co., and other large concerns in
the trade.
Second Conference
The second conference, convening
on the following week, met to dis-
cuss wage problems in the chemical
and allied industries. The B. F.
Goodrich Co., the General Foods
Corp., Proctor and Gamble Co.,
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., and
Pure Oil Co. were among those who
sent representatives to this meeting.
The final conference, coming on
the third week, brought together ex-
ecutives from leading public utility
and merchandising firms. Delegates
from the Commonwealth Edison Co.,
East Ohio Gas Co., Marshall Field
and Co., and Michigan Bell Tele-
phone Co. were among those in this
group who discussed common wage
problems in these industries.
Wage Rates Considered
On the basis of the information
received through these three confer-
ences and that found during the bu-
reau's field studies, the book care-
fully considers the problems of set-
ting the wage rates for common and
uncommon occupations and discusses
the task of giving proper compensa-
tions to the individual 'employe.
Much was revealed during the con-
ference concerning the minimum
wage issue, and the proposals for
government control of wage levels,:
all three, vital problems of the day;
and many pages are devoted to the
conclusions 'reached by the various
The volume opens by pointing out
World's Fastest Typist
Types Strike Papers
LANSING, April 6.-(P)-Miss Olga
Elkouri, once a claimant of world's
champion honors as a speed typist,
typed the copies of the Chrysler
strike settlement pact that were to
be signed tonight to end the month
old controversy.
It was she, also, who typed the
General Motors strike agreement in

the purposes.of wage administration
in modern businesses and the meth-
ods of determining standard wage
rates for "key" jobs. It also points
out the occupational characteristics
usually considered in job valuation.
The book stresses the importance
of collecting accurate information
about positions before any attempts
are made to value them, while the
two methods of evaluating services
are brought out and carefully com-
pared in the chapters on the grading
and rating methods of valuation.
Wage Determination
The book closes with a discussion
of the social. significance of wage
determination, supporting the belief
that proper wage and price relation-
ships "will cause an economic system
based on private enterprise to oper-
ate at near capacity and to provide
full employment."
The volume was compiled in re-
sponse to requests made from 30
companies to the bureau, Professor
Riegel said. Its publication exempli-
fies one of the services the bureau
offers to American industries.
o You Understand
'Shtshpumpn,' W ell
Ask 'The Musician
Your favorite dance band prob-
ably contains such a phenomena as
a "slushpump" and a "box of teeth."
It may even have a "front man" and
a "canary" in the company while do-
ing a "dime-grind" or when "oni lo-
cation at a scatter-joint." If the
troupe is lucky it will have a "grease-
pot," and those enhanced by the
presence of a "gate man" are ex-
tremely fortunate. And, of course,
an "inkslinger" arranges the "spots."
All of this strange lingo is Armer-
icanized English, so the current issue
of American Speech explains in an
article entitled "A Musician's Word
List," by Russell B. Nye of the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin. We find that a
"slushpump" is the familiar trom-
bone, and the intriguing "box of
teeth" turns out to be an accordion.
A "front man" is the leader of a
band, and the "canary" is the woman
vocalist. A "dime-grind" is an en-
gagement played at a dime-a-dance
hall, while "on location" means an
:engagement of longer duration in a
more "tony" environment.
A "scatter-joint" is a night club;
a "gate-man" a popular figure in
the band, and a "grease-pot' an ac-
complished swing musician. The
"inkslinger" arranges notes on the
sheet-music which are the "spots,"
,according to Nye.


of May Festival Season

MONDAY, APRIL. I9tk.""."8:30 A. M.





Eugene Ormantly, Conductor

Orders with Remittance
Received before that time
will be filled in advance
in squnce.
THE MAY FESTIVAL will usher in the Centennial
Celebration of the establishment of the University of
Michigan in Ann Arbor. The Board of Directors of the
University Musical Society have exerted every effort in
making it a fitting occasion for the important event
which is being commemorated.
Brilliant programs interpreted by
outstanding personalities in the world
of music have been built, Artists of
world-wide recognition including opera
singers, instrumentalists, and noted
conductors have been engaged for the
entire Festival.
Season ickets Six Concertt.

Kirsten Flagstad, Soprano


6 O

- $7.00


The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra

If Festival Coupon from Season Chor-
al Union Ticket is returned, the prices
are reduced to $3.00 - $4.00 - $5.00.

Student Supplies
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The celebrated Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra returns to Ann Arbor for its
second successive May Festival Season.
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