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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Three Teams
Of Architects
Vie For Prize
Rome American Academy
Gives $1250 Fellowship
For College Architects
Three teams of four men each will!
represent the College of Architecture
in this year's collaborative competi-
tion sponsored by the American Acad-
emy in Rome.
Each member of a team covers one
of four allied arts-architecture,
landscape architecture, painting and
sculpturing.
The project of the competition thist
year is a plan for a water treatment
plant in a city park.
The prize for the winning team
is a fellowship for each member to
study in Rome. Each member will
receive $1,250 a year for two years,
$300 for transportation to and from
Rome, free residence and studio at
the Academy, and $200 to $300 for
additional expenses * incidental to
their work.
A Michigan team won the competi-
tion three years ago. The team con-
sisted of Rudolph Mattern, Jane Hig-
by, Donald Gooch and Richard Ives.
Auto Workers

Favors Economy

Frank Lloyd Wright, Famous
Architect, To Lecture Today,

Leads The Band

By BOB MITCHELL
Frank Floyd Wright, who is to lec-
ture at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow in the
Natural Science Auditorium, has been
called the world's greatest architect
by many and is the man who pio-
neered in developing modern func-
tional architecture.

buildings to survive the great earth-
quake of 1923. He was the first archi-
tect to put cinderblocks to a decora-
tive as well as structural use for the
interior of houses, using them in hisI
Millard House of Pasadena, Calif..
Previously they ha.d been used forj

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-ll a t l l Ik V L ; con stru c tion w ork alon e. r
Wright was a disciple of Louis Sul- Wright also has carried on several
livan in beginning the modern =archi- i innovations in the use of cantilever
tect movement. Sullivan started the style of construction, where floors
idea of designing buildings along branch from the supporting columns.
functional lines, being the architect In a factory which he has designed1
of the Transportation Building at in Racine, Wis., a so-called "mush-!
the World's Fair of 1893 and other room" style has been used. The sup-
buildings. Wright took up the idea, porting pillars of the building are
worked it out and started designing only four inches thick at the bottom,
homes and other buildings to fit their but spread out to 20 feet at the top,'
functional needs rather than accord- supporting a wide area while utiliz-
ing to traditional styles. ing a minimum amount of floor space.
In 1916 a monograph of his works Engineers claimed this type of canti-I
was published in Europe, and German lever could never work, but in a public
architects including Berlage, Wagner, test, they were found to support over
and Hoffman were influenced by the! 30 tons.
new theory and did extensive work in1 Wright lives at Taliesin, Wisconsin.!

Haiti Mediation GERHARDT HAUPTMAN CLUB
R aitiM ed i tion Seventy admirer s of Gerhardt
Iu Hauptman, German playwright, voted
Move Rebuffedto establish a societ for the study
of his works in a banquet at the
LgBy om inicanS aue Monday night on the occasion
of his 75th birthday.. The group, to
be called the Gerhardt Hauptman
TRJJILLO CITY. Dominican Re- Society, will meet three times a year
putlic. Nov. 16.-(A--President Ra- to discuss his books.
fael Leonidas Trujillo of the Domin-
ican Republic, said today his govern-
ment was surprised that President1 Shorthand
Stenio Vincent of Haiti had a ,ked the ?
United States. Cuba and Mexico to
mediate a Dominican-Haitian borderyp
conflict. Courses for
Replying to messages from thefUNIVERSITY
presidents of the United States, CubaU
and Mexico, in which their "'friendly STU DENTS
services" were offered, the Dominican
president said:- NOW Starting
"The petition for your good offices,
as formulated by the Haitian govern- Skill in these specialized sub-
ment, surprised the Dominican gov- jects means initial employ-
ernment because there exists a dip- nent right up front, where the
lomatic accord between the two gov- boss is -- where your general
ernments under which the Dominican
government was obliged to make i education, personality, and
necessary investigations for the facts ability will come under his
and to impose upon those guilty the direct notice. This means that
sanctions they merit." you will be the favored one
Trouble between the two countries when promotions are in order.
purportedly grew out of heavy migra- COURSES STARTING
tion of Haitian laborers across the
border. Haiti's foreign minister, Ask for Information Today
Georges Leger, recently declared that Margaret Sinclair, Registrar
as many as 5,000 Haitians may haveAR
been killed since the outbreak of a AN N ARBOR
series of border clashes Oct. 6.
President Trujillo said he had not Secretaria
been notified or had any indication
from the Haitian government to date SCHOOL
as to what line of conduct would be
invoked under the La Paz-Buenos Nickels Arcade Phone 3330
Aires peace conventions for media- H. M. CLARK, Director
tion.

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War on Federal spending was de-j
cla red by Secretary of the Treas-
ury Morgenthau in his speech in
New York recently, in which he said
expenditures should be curtailed.
ALPHA SIGMA PHI
Alpha Sigma Phi announces the
pledging of William Martin Chase,
41, Syracuse, New York.I

it. It was widely developed in Hol-
land and from this European develop-
ment, American architects took it up.
and began to use it.
Wright's outstanding works include
the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, which
was built on the cantilever construc-
tion style and was one of the few

" where he has a school of apprenticeI
architects and designers. He is a
member of the faculty for Contempo-
rary Thought lectures of Northwest-
ern University. Members of the mod-
ern and functional schools of archi-
tecture have called him the world's
greatest architect, while architects of
all schools acknowledge his accom-
plishments. He is a proponent of?
what he calls "organic" architecture,!
designing to combine functional'
needs with artistic appearance. The
exterior of the building is to grow,
from the interior, reflecting its needs.
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End Sit-Down IfEVEINIINi IAUIU 'URAMS]
WWJ CKLW
In Pontiac Plnt }P.M. P.M

First woman ever to conduct the
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of
England is Nadia Boulanger, above.
BOOKS ARE COMING IN
The University libraries contain
987,921 'cooks, according tj the latest
count. Last year's total at this time
was 955,623 volumes.

PONTIAC, Nov. 16.-(AP)-Striking
automobile workers, abandoning a
12-hour sit-down in the Fisher Body
Plant here, gave assurances today
against further strikes during nego-j
tiation of their grievance, and the'
management agreed to reopen the
factory.
First resumption of operations af-
fected the tool and die, sheet metall
and sheet metal press departments,
with night shift workers reporting.
Other departments were called for 7
'am. tomorrow.
Dorr Mitchell, president of a Unit-
ed Autobmobile Workers local, who
directed the evacuation of the plant
at 8:25 a.m. today, termed the strike
"unauthorized." Mitchell gave the
"no strike" assurances in a confer-
ence with the Fisher management'
this afternoon.
E. R. Leeder, manager of the Fish-
er plant, said that after a reduced'
operating schedule necessitated the
lay-off of 450 men Nov. 1, the union
demanded their reinstatement.
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6:00-Tyson Sports
6:15-DinnersMusic
6 :30-Bradcast
6:45-Musical Moments
7:00-Amos 'n' Andy
7:15-Kottler Conducts
7:45-NBC Soloist
S :00-One Man's Family
8:30-Lady Esther Serenade.
9:00-Town Hall Tonight
10:00-Hit Parade
10 :45-Michigan Highways
11:00-Newscast
11 :30-Dance Music
12:00-Dance Music

6 :00-Turf Reporter
6:15-News and Sports
6:30-Exciting Moments.
6:45-Ray Keating Orch.
7:00-Vincent York Orch.
7:15-Cavaliers de La Salle
7:30-United Press News
7:35-Melody Interlude
7:45-Rube Appleberry
8:00-Laughing with Canada
8:15-Snyder and Ross
8:30-Happy Hal's Housewarming.
9:00-Vincent Lopez Orch.
9:15-Flying Clouds.
9:30-Elder Michaux.
10:00-Horace Heidt's Orch.
10:30-Melodies from the Skies
11:00-Canadian Club Reporter
12:00-Guy Lombardo Orch.
12:30-Vincent Lopez Orch.

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Two One-Act Plays
The Hillel Players will present two
one-act plays at their first open meet-
ing tonight at the Hillel Foundation.'
Barrie's "Twelve Pound Look" and
Hervieux's "Modesty" will be present-f
ed informally with a minimum of
scenery and properties.
The plays are to be given as lab-
oratory productions to improve the
acting of the players. Criticism and
discussion by the audience will fol-
low the production.

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9:30-Mary Roberts Rhinehart.
10:00-Gang Busters
10:30-Bromley House
10:45-Musical (Par-T)
10 :50-'Wismer Sports
11:00-Headline Sports
11:15-The Beachcomber
11 :45-Solay
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6:00-Day in Review
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8:45-Coach Bachman
9:00-Leon D. Case.
9:15-To Be Announced.
9:30--Child Study Assoc.
10:00--Gen. Hugh S. Johnson
10:15-Tonic Time.
10:30-waltz Interlude.
11:00-Tomorrow's Headlines.
11 :15-Eddie Bratton (Saks)
11:30-To Be Announced.
12 :00-Graystone Dance Music
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No More Skeletons
In Closets At Girls'1
Cooperative House
Pete, the much-discussed skeleton
who has been residing at the Girls''
Cooperative House since Hallowe'en.
has returned to his original home.
Because of constant pressure ex-
erted by his original protectors, Pete
felt it his duty to put an end to the
campus factionalism he has been
causing, and to insure the domestic
happiness of the. boys who were his
former custodians by living with
them once more.
"While the advantages of living in
a feminine environment are many."
he said, "the constant excited at-
mosphere is contrary to my tastes. I
am primarily a quiet, unassuming
skeleton, and, as such, feel it more
to my advantage to return to a mas-
culine menage."

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The patronesses and members of.
Alpha Xi Delta sorority entertained
the house mothers of other sororities
and dormitories at a tea honoring
Mrs. Blaine Gavett, chaperon, yester-
day at the home of Mrs. Cyrus C.
Sturgis.

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