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Commemorating The 100th Anniversary Of The Establishment Of The University In A

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Predict 5,000

Alumni To

Return In June

Opening Dinner
Of Celebration
To Be June 14
Banquet To Be Expression
Of Gratitude Of People
Of Town To University
The June Celebration Community
Dinner, which will be the "opening
gun" of the June celebrations, will
take place at 7 p.m., Monday, June
14, in the Intramural Building.
Arthur W. Stace, editor of the Ann
Arbor Daily News, is officiating as
chairman of the dinner committee.
The other members of the committee
are Dr. Dean W. Myers, who is in
charge of the decorations, Charles R.
Eenderson, assisting on the place and
arrangement committee, Earl H.
Cress, ticket chairman, Prof. Laylin
K. James, assisting on the ticket com-
mittee, Prof. Leigh J. Young, place
and arrangements chairman, Prof.
Robert B. Hall, special entertainment
chairman, and Karl Litzenberg, as-
dsting on the entertainment com-
Those assisting Dr. Myers on the
decoration committee are E. C. Par-
don, superintendent of buildings and
grounds, Mrs. Frieda C. Blanchard,
assistant director of the University
botanical gardens, and Stanley
Waltz, general manager of the Union.
Assisting Professor Hal on the en- '
tertainment committee are Charles-M.
Davis, instructor in geography and
academic counselor, William P. Hal-
stead, instructor in speech, and Wil-
mot F. Pratt, University carillonneur.
This is the first community dinner
to be given since the inauguration of
President Ruthven. At that time, the
town gave a dinner for President'
I,uthven at the Masonic Temple.
(Contnd' on Page 22)
Smetana Opera
'Bartered Bride'
To Be Offered
Concerts Recitals Are Also
Listed By Committee
On Entertainment!
Bedrich smetana's opera, 'The Bar-
tered Bride," will be presented by
Play Production as a major part of"
the University celebration entertain-
ment activities, according to Prof.
Herbert A. Kenyon of the Romance
Language depa'tment, chairman of
the entertainment committee.
The University Band will offer a
,oncert, and Wilmot Pratt will give
three carillon concerts. On Friday'
night the student body will partici-
pate in a Sing, accompanied by the
Band and joined by the Alumni Glee'
The members of the entertainment
committee are: Professor Kenyon,
chairman; Prof. Earl V. Moore of
the School of Music; Prof. David Mat-
tern of the School of Music; Valentine,
B. Windt, director of Play.Production;
Prof. J. Raleigh Nelson, counselor of
foreign students; Prof. William D.
Revelli, director of the University
Band; Mrs. Charles A. Sink; and Mrs.I
Charles A. Sink and Mrs. Isabella H.
The Bartered Bride" was given for
the first time in Prague in 1870. From
the opening performance it was a
tremendous success, bringing a note
of gaiety to the theatre at a time
when gaiety was greatly needed. The
nation was still suffering from Ger-
man oppression which had been go-'
ing on for years past with the result

(Continued on Page 21)
Plans To Decorate
City Are Announced
Streets lined with arbor vitae trees,
flood lights on some of the University
buildings and attractive places of
residence will be seen in Ann Arbor
during the June Celebration, Emory
Hyde, chairman of decorations, an-.
The object of the committee, which
is composed of both faculty mem-
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Five Of The Principal Speakers Who Will Address Sessions Of The June Celebration

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Four Phases
Of Celebration
Will Be United
Speech Program To Serve
As Coordinating Thread
According To Brandt
The estimate of 5,000 alumni to
attend the !Tune celebration was made
by Prof. Carl G. Brandt, Director of
the Celebration and a member of the
University speech departmnt, al-
though he emphasized there was no
way by which the number can be ab-
solutely predicted.
The program of speeches, Professor
Brandt explained, will serve as the
coordinating "thread" of the Celebra-
tion activities as a whole, tying in all
the various aspects of the program.
The program-was divided into four
main aspects, all of practically equal'
importance, he said: the speaking
program which will serve as the co-
ordinating force; the entertainment
activities, to make the Celebration
more enjoyable; the "open house"
program, to the most extensive yet
sponsored by the University; and the
reunion phase, the Celebration calling
back more alumni to the University
than at any other time, with more
alumni coming back as organized
classes than ever before in the history
of the University.
Director Brandt stated that the
meetings would be open to this year's
graduates and their parents. He also
indicated that many reservations are
now coming in, but that an accurate
estimate could not be made of the
number of alumni to return because
of the many alumni coming back to
the canpus in class groups.
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Complete Revised Program Of Events During The Celebration

Year By Year
History Given
Of University

Mon~day, Junje 14

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6:30 p.m., Assembly.
7:00 p.m., Community Dinner, Intramural Sports Building. Topic: The
Relation of the University to the State of Michigan and the City of Ann
Arbor; Presiding: President Alexander G. Ruthven; Address: The Univer-
sity and the State by Regent Edmund C. Shields, B.L., '94, LL.B. '96, Lansing;
Address: One Hundred Years of Town and Gown by George Burke, Lawyer,
Ann Arbor.
Tuesday, June 15+
9:50 a.m,, in Hill Auditorium. Organ Recital by Palmer Christian, Univer-
sity Organist.
10:00 a.m., Second General Session; Topic: Michigan Yesterday and
Today; Presiding: President Alexander G. Ruthven; Address: "The First
Twenty Years" by Shelby Brewer Shurtz, A,B. '08, LL.B. '10, Lawyer, Grand
Rapids; Address: "A Century of Achievement" by Arthur Lyon Cross, Profes-
sor of History, University of Michigan; Address: "The University and Its
Place in Society," by Christian Gauss, A.B. '98, A.M. '99, LL.D. (Hon.) '33,
Dean of the College, Princeton; Song: "Yellow and Blue."
4:15 p.m., in Hill Auditorium. Concert: University of Michigan Band.
4:30 p.m., in Michigan League Garden. University of Michigan Alumnae
Tea: Hostess and guests of honor will be chosen by the following Alumnae
Groups: Benton Harbor, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Flint, Lansing,
Grand Rapids, Pontiac, San Francisco Bay.
6:30 p.m., Dinner in Michigan League Ballroom. Introduction of Pre-
siding Officer: Dean Alice C. Lloyd; Presiding: Mrs. Ruth Haller Ottaway,
Sokoloff, '09, President, National Council of Women, Port Huron; Address:
"The Fine Arts in Higher Education" by Charles R. Morey, A.B. '99, A.M.
'00, Professor of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University.
8:30 p.m., at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Opera: "The Bartered
Bride" by Smetana, presented by Play Production, School of Music and
School of Physical Education.

9:50 a.m., in Hiil Auditorium. Organ Recital: Palmer Christian, Uni-
versity Organist.
10:00 a.m., Third General Session. Topic: "Higher Education in the
World of Tomorrow"; Introduction of Presiding Officer: President Alexander
G. Ruthven; Presiding: Frank Murphy, LL.B. '14, Governor of Michigan,
formerly High Commissioner of the Philippine Islands; In Government:
Chief Justice Marvin Bristol Rosenberry, LL.B. '93, LL.D. (Hon.) '26 Supreme
Court of Wisconsin; In Business: Cornelius Kelley, LL.B. '98, President of
the Anaconda Copper Company, New York City; In International Relations:
Joseph R. Hayden, A.M. '11, Ph.D. '15, Chairman of the Department of
Political Science, University of Michigan. Former Vice-Governor of the
Philippine Islands.
12:30 p.m., Luncheon. Round Table Discussions: "Higher Education for
Leadership"; Leader, James Keir Watkins, A.B. '09, J. D. '11, Former Com-
missioner of Police, Lawyer, Detroit-Michigan Union. "The University in
Foreign Relations": Leader, Scott Turner, A.B. '02, D. Eng. (Hon.) '30, Vice-
President, International Mining Corporation, New York City-Michigan
League. "Should the University Encourage Creative Art?": Leader, Arthur
Pound, A.B. '07-Michigan League. "How Can We Best Know the Univer-
sity-As Students, As Alumni?" Leader, Chester H. Lang. A.B. '15, Adver-
tising Director, General Electric Company, Schenectady, New York -Mich-
igan Union.
2:30 p.m., at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Opera: "The Bartered Bride,"
4:15 p.m., at Hill Auditorium. Organ Recital: Palmer Christian, Univer-
sity Organist.
4:30 p.m., in Michigan League, Grand Rapids Room. Alumnae Tea;
Hostesses, Guests of Honor will be chosen from Bay City, Buffalo, Jackson,
Kalamazoo, Los Angeles, Monroe, Owosso, Washington, Pittsburgh, Toledo.
6:30 p.m., Dinner at Michigan Union. Introduction of Presiding Officer:
(Continued on Page 19)

Many Exhibits
Are Arranoed
For Centennial
Guides Will Be Furnished
From Union, To Publish
Special Pamphlet
Visitors to Ann Arbor's June Cele-
bration will have an unusual op-
portunity to view the facilities of the!
University and the activities of the
various departments when they visit'
the multitude of exhibits that are be-
ing arranged for the occasion.
Each department of the University,
in a gigantic "open house," will put
itself on display, with a central dis-
play on the history of the University
to be placed in Alumni Memorial
Hall, Dr. Carl Guthe director of Mu-
seums and chairman of the June Cel-
ebration Exhibits Committee ex-
The aim of the displays, it was
shown, is not only to acquaint vis-
itors with the growth and facilities
of the University but also to show
how the University serves the state.
The exhibits will be prepared by
the individual departments except in
those cases where it will be feasible to
combine histories and efforts. The
laboratories will be open for inspec-
tion in the various departments

Three Dates Are Advanced As Only
Dates For Centennial Of University

The official name of the June cele-
bration has been the subject of heat-
ed controversy, for "centennial" has
been advanced for three different
These dates, advanced as the "only"
dates commemorating the anniver-
sary of the "centennial of the Univer-
sity of Michigan are 1817, 1837, and
The June celebration, therefore, to
appease all factions, will officially be
called "The 1937 Celebration of the
Establishment of the University of
Michigan in Ann Arbor."
First Charter Found
The earliest origins of the Univer-
sity are to be found in the North-
west Ordinance of 1787 in which Con-
gress proclamed that "schools and
the means for education shall for-
ever be encouraged," and it set asidel
two townships in every state to bel
riven perpetually for the purposes of
a university. "That was the charter
from which the University of Mich-
igan sprung.
In 1817 a plan for the educational
system of Michigan was approved by
the government and the judges of
the Territory. It was in that year
that the "Catholepistemiad" or "Uni-
versity of Universal Studies" was es-
tablished in Detroit. It was also

Site O.f Present Campus
Chosen in 1837; Funds
Borrowed From State
1787 -The Northwest Territory
organized under the Ordinance of
1787, with the provision that "Reli-
gion, morality, and knowledge being
necessary to good government and
the happiness of mankind, schools
and the means of education should
forever be encouraged."
1805 - Territory of Michigan or-
1817 -The Catholepistemiad of
Michigan established in Detroit.
1818 - Lancastrian School opened
in the University Building on Bates,
and Congress streets, Detroit.
1821- The University of Detroit
established, to succeed the Cathole-
pistemiad, with a board of 21 trus-
1827-The University of Detroit,
which was little more than an ele-
mentary school, disappeared.
1831 - M. Victor Cousin's "Report
>n the State of Public Instruction in
Prussia," which involved the first
clear statement of a system of public
nstruction, appeared in Paris.
1835 - A translation of Cousin's
report, read by John D. Pierce of
Marshall, Michigan. Mr. Pierce and
General Isaac Edwin Crary, as mem-
bers of the Constitutional Conven-
tion, draw up the educational sec-
tion of the Constitution of 1835, in
which provision is made for a uni-
1837 - January 26 - Michigan.ad-
mitted to the Union. March 18 - An
Organic Act under the Constitution
provided "that there shall be estab-
lished in this State an instiution
under the name and style 'The Uni-
versity of Michigan.'" June 5 -
First meeting of the Board of Re-
gents in Ann Arbor. The site of the
(Continued on Page 20)
Room Shortage
Is Forseen For
Festivities Here,
More than 1,500 places are still
needed to house visitors for the Cen-
tennial, Prof. Philip Bursley of the
French department, chairman of the
housing committee for the celebra-
tion, stated recently.
The committee has already located
places to house 3,500 alumni, but it
wishes to find room for 5,000, the
number that is expected to return for
the occassion.
To help alleviate the situation,
about 150 visitors that come in cars
will be housed in Ypsilanti. All ar-
rangements for the rooms their have
been completed.
Fraternities and sororities have co-
operated well in the campaign to lo-
cate rooms, Professor Bursley stated,
and it is hoped that those who have

Told By Pray

A Legendary Windmill

to the Union. This constitution pro-
vided for the establishment of L uni-
versity and Legisliature of the' new
State subsequently made provisions
for the establishment of the Univer-
sity. 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, 1837, the Regents
met in Ann Arbor having received
the best offer from the localresidents
for the establishment of the Univer -,
sity here, Ann Arbor promising 40
acres of land to the proposed school.
The Regents drafted elaboratej
plans in three days, basing the entire
project upon the expectation of ample
funds through the Legislature from
the Federal Land Grants. The Re-
gents provided for four professor-
ships: in mental philosophy, mathe-
matics including engineering and ar-
chitecture, languages and law. A li-
brarian was appointed for a non-exis-
tent library, and a committee was
;elected 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 Mich-
igan in Ann Arbor was opened to stu-
Tuition for the University seemed
to be determined in accordance with
the size of the University, for at that
time the fee, including room rent, was
$10 per year. It is estimated that the
total expenses of a student for one
;ear at the University approximated

The life and thoughts of a stu-
dent at the University in its years of
infancy can be not more graphically
presented than in the words of a
member of the first graduating class
of Michigan.
George N. Pray, '45, A.M., '63, stu-
dent of classics and of nature has
made his class famous through his
memoirs as well as affording a true
insight into the personnel and phil-
osophy of his generation of students.
Mr. Pray was one of the active
members of his class and an officer
of the Alpha Nu society, still in ex-
istence on the campus. The trials and
tribulations of this pioneer student
is here set forth, reprinted from the
Michigan Alumnus.
Unfortunately, the continuity of
the following excerpts must be sac-
rificed because of space necessity.
. The accounts that follow cover the
latter part of Mr. Pray's junior year
and part of his senior year:
June 2nd. Sunday. I went to the
Presbyterian church twice today.
Prof. Whiting preached. Things at
church as usual.rThe girls possessed
of as many witching and enticing
ways as usual-they hitched and
twitched and showed their huge
bustles as much as ever.' The stu-
dents rather more attentive than
usual because a professor preached;
notwithstanding their eyes often
wandered in the direction of some
fair object.
June 3rd. Today the news of the
result of the Democratic National
Convention was received in town. The
nominations seem to be all the talk
A box of Kane's Chemistries ar-
(Continued on Page 20)
Clubs Will Provide
Visitors Witl Cars
The University and townspeople
will cooperate to make available to
visitors during the June -celebra-
tion courtesy cars, which will be
under the supervision of the service
clubs of - Ann Arbor, according, to
Herbert P. Wagner, chairman of the
transportation committee.
The cars will meet most incoming

This quaint old mill located out
West Huron Street at Arbana Drive
elicited much interest last year
when the West Side Women's Club
decided to rebuild it. It was built
a sacred temple to an unanswered
love, or so runs the tradition
structure was on the corner of Bates
and Larned Streets in Detroit,
It is now believed that this school
was not of college or university cali-
ber with elementary subjects being

throughout the University. known as the "University of Mich-
In addition, guide service to the ex- igania."
hibits will be provided from the Union All Subjects In Latin
and at the individual exhibits, Dr.
Guthe said. A pamphlet will be pub- This educational institution pos-
lished explaining what and where sessed two faculty members with all


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