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Michigan, First State University,
Often First In Educational Fields

Tappan, Angell, Burton
Do Much To Establish
Alma Mater's Fame
(Continued from Page z
doctors, eight mills and a plow fac-
tory. The University fathers had
their choice of two possible sites: the'
one making up our present campus
and another beside the Huron River.
As it turned out, many feel they
selected the wrong one and that the
present set-up would look far more
beautiful if it were high in the hills
overlooking the Huron.
At this early date, professors (all
four .of them) could pick peaches in
the orchards on their campus front I
yards. On sunny after-noons, they,
could roam, accompanied by thel
seven students who composed the'
student body in 1841, in and about
the wheat fields that dotted the cam-
The University had much trouble
in launching its career: professors'
salaries were rather uncertain; mem-
hers of the faculty had conflicting
ideas as to the running of the new
venture; and then there was the
great struggle over the fraternities,
who had a hectic time in convincing
.authorities that they might develop
into an integral part of the Univer-
sity scene.
The actual beginning of a drive to-
.ward expansion and improvement
might be said to have started with
the coming of Henry Philip Tappan
as president in 1850. His 12 years
,re said to have given an impetus to
real scholarship.
The Reverend Erastus O. Haven
.was called to become the head of the
University in 1864. Probably the
outstanding achievement of this re-
gime was the establishment of the
-mill-tax as a support for higher edu-
cation. Henry S. Frieze served as

acting president from 1869 to 1871.1r
The admission of women and the af-
filiation of the University and secon-
dary schools were the significant
measures of this period.
In 1871, there began one of the E
most constructive and prosperous
eras in Michigan history. The namet
associated with the years 1871-19Q8
is James Burrill Angell. Organza--
tion and growth were the keywords
of President Angell's administration.
Prominent as a world-figure (United
States Minister to China and Tur
key) Dr. Angell was a personal friend
to every student. On campus, he'
was referred to as "Prexy." .
Harry Burns Hutchins was presi-
dent for 11 years following Dr. An-
gell's resignation. He carried the
University through the desolate war
years. In 1920, Marion LeRoy Bur-.
ton was inaugurated as president
and immediately demanded 19 mil-
lions from the state legislature for
new buildings. Dr. Burton's untimely
death in 1925 brought President C. C.,
Little, who won many friends, but
whose educational i n n ov a t i o n s
brought about his resignation in
The administration of Alexander
Grant Ruthven began in the stormy
depression years, yet, through his
guidance, the University has con-
tinued its progress. "Today at last the
University has come in great measure
to realize the dream of the men of
those early years.''
(Next week: The Medical School)1
Society can not long afford to sup-
port college students if the students*
give no return for benefits received,
said Prof. Howard Y. McClusky of
the School of Education, in speakingf
before the Mortar Board luncheon
given yesterday at the League and
honoring sophomore women with
high averages.

German Prizes
To Be Awarded
Two Scholarships Totaling
Fifty Dollars Available
Sophomore German students inter-
ested in trying for the Kothe-Hildner
scholarship prizes, consisting of a $301
and a $20 award, should register inI
the German office, Room 204 Univer-'
sity Hall, as soon as possible, accord-
ing to Prof. Henry W. Nordmeyer,
chairman of the German department.
The competition, to be held from
3 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 25, in Room
201 University. Hall, consists of one
hour of translation from German
into English and one hour of English
into German. Books of the type stu-
dents in sophomore German are now,
studying will be used, Professor Nord-
meyer said, and accuracy and ele-
gance of expression will be the basis
for judging.
Judges will be Professor Nordmeyer,
Prof. John W. Eaton and Philip Dia-
mond, all of the German department.
Sculpture Is -opiC
Of P1umers Talk
James Marshall Plumer, lecturer
on Far Eastern Art, will talk' on
"Graeco-Buddhist Sculpture: Its
Place in Far Eastern Art" at 4:151
p.m. tomorrow in Room D, Alumni
Memorial Hail. The lecture, spon-
sored by the Research Seminary in
Islamic Art, is public.
Mr. Plumer will emphasize the Or-
ien'al rather than the Occidental
approach to the subject, using slides
and three fifth century BuddhistI
stucco heads to illustrate his re-
He will also talk at 9 a.m. Tuesday
in the West Gallery of Alumni Mem-
orial Hall on the rubbings of Han
Reliefs which are now on display
DETROIT, March 19.-(A')-Lily
Pons, French-American songbird,
said tonight she would cancel a con-
cert appearance she was to make in
Vienna late in April "because of the
disturbed situation there."

Sweetheart Of M.S.C.

Material Gain
Forces Pacts,
Siosson Claims
(Continued from Page 1)
mounted in the interest of national
safety, Professor Slosson declared.
Other differences among the democ-
racies, he said, would also tend to
prove that cohesive force is this com-
mon fear and not ideology.
The annexation of Austria was, not
the result of any concerted fascist
move toward European dominance,
Professor Slosson believes, but one
almost purely advantageous to a na-
tionalistic Germany. Hitler's Aus-
trian move was not of any immediate
economic benefit, he said, but rather
to gain man power for the Nazi army
and access to Czechoslovakia and the
Balkans. This conflict with Musso-
lini's aims in eastern Europe, he
pointed out.

Gubernatorial Aspirants Woo Labor
DETROIT, March 19.-(IP)---Aspir- ,lean Federation of Labor dmight lay
ants for the position of Governor ofi aside their differences to the extent
the State of Michigan sawed away at of backing Governor '-;ank Murphy
political planks today, hoping to con- for another term. Republicarn can-
struct a temple that would catch the didates, nevertheless, were making
eye of organized labor. overitures tuned to please the ears
It appeared the Committee for In- of the workmen.
dustrial Organization and the Amer-

Jean McClenahen o Dearbprn
has been named "Spartan Girl for
1938" by Gargoyle's M.S.C. rivya,
"The Spartan."

Rosenberg To Head Hold Author Of False
Levine Ransom Letters
Hillel Camera Clijb
NEWARK, N. J. March 19.-OP)-A
A photography club has been 19-year-old Newark probationer was
held in $25,000 bail today after police
formed at the Hillel Foundation and said he confessed writing six letters to
a dark room will be built in the Murray Levine, New Rochelle, N.Y.,
building, it was announced yesterday. attorney, demanding $30,000 for the
The club, o:ganized under the lead- return of Levine's 12-year-old son,
ership of Norman V. Rosenberg, '40, Peter.
will do Hillel's photographic work, RAV MN 'O N D
and will also experiment with new
methods as soon as a technical ad-- R 0.O
viser has been secured. P -4TOa G R A P .Y
Prof. Samuel Goudschmidt, now on' I L L U S T R A T I V E
sabbatical leave, will be the clul's 5O1ME AND 5TUD1O PORTRAIT
sponsor upon his return in the fall. 32 s. STATE-OVER THE QUARRY

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