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WEDNESDAY, .iAN 12, 1938

Music Scores
Will Be Filmed
By Dr. Moore
New Technique To Make3
Research Work Easier,
Professor Moore States

Missing Youth Hun ted


The filming of rare musical scores
or books, unavailable to most stu-
dents, will be a great boon to gradu-
ate and research work in music, ac-
cording to Prof. Earl V. Moore, di-
rector of the School of Music.
Professor Moore has been appoint-
ed chairman of a committee to probe
the possibilities of this photographic
method for preserving rare materials.
The committee is under the sponsor-
ship of the National Association of
Schools of Music. At the recent music
school meeting in Pittsburgh, Pro-
fessor Moore gave the first public
demonstration of the new technique,
which he said met with much ap-
Stating that "musical scholarship
and research have been much limit-
ed in America by difficulties incident
to studying these rare scores," Pro-
fessor Moore said that only a very
small number of students ever get
the opportunity to see these much-
hoarded volumes, most of which are
located in museums and libraries
The same plan of organization as
that employed by libraries at the
present time will be followed, Pro-
fessor Moore explained. The original
copy will be photographed and the
films in small handy rolls, will be
brought back to this country for use
by students and by teachers for class
lectures. In this latter respect, the
films would replace the bulkier and
more expensive lantern slide method
of showing the musical score.
In addition to making the various
valuable manuscripts accessible to
musical scientists, Professor Moore
emphasized, the new method would
assure their preservation for "poster-
ity. It is impossible to estimate how
many outstanding music scores have
been lost throughout the years be-
cause the few copies in existence were
mislayed or became practically il-
legible through constant usage.
The plan of the committee, as ex-
plained by Professor Moore, is this:
letters will be sent to a number of the
leading music schools offering courses
in musicological research, asking
them to submit the names of the
scores which they would like to have
filmed; the mansucripts most re-
quested will then be photographed
and the rolls of film will be distribut-
ed to the schools. In time, it is hoped
that all of the important schools will
cooperate, and that the library of
films will be extended to include all
of the important materials needed for
"An additional use of films en-
visioned by the committee concerns
filming and distribution of unpub-
lished compositions by contemporary'
composers," he added, pointing out
"teachers of composition and orches-
tration will thus be enabled to have
for study examples of work of a large
number of American composers, many
of whose compositions would other-
wise be buried in some library because
of tremendous cost incident to pub-
lication. It is not intended to invade
the field of published music, which
includes practically everything of im-

Teacher Ficile!
'Halo' Theory
Is Proven False
An A-grade from Prof. I. Cram in
his Faster Reading course means you
had better not enroll in Professor
Cram's course in the Button-Holes in
the late 16th century.
For the chances are you won't getI
an A-grade in the second course you
take from the good professor, accord-
ing to Dr. Henry Beaumont, research
fellow in educational psychology,
whose recent study shows that grades
do not tend to be the same in suc-
cessive course taken from the same
instructor. He studied the records
of 1,138 students, publishing the re-,
sults in this week's "School and
Comparison of the grades given in
introductory courses in the psychol-
ogy department at the University of
Kentucky with grades in advanced
courses, revealed that a student was
more likely to obtain the same grade
in an advanced course from a dif-
ferent instructor than from the one
with whom he did his introductory

Are' Take~-s Off For Winning La

Eirosion Ruining
A Thid Of 11s
Professor Young Declares
Reforestation Needed
More than one-third of the cul-
tiva ted area of the United States is
totally ruined now, or will be in the
near future, unless the erosion prob-
lem is vigorously attacked and solved,
Prof. Leigh J. Young, of the forestry
school, said in a University broad-
cast yesterday afternoon. The broad-
cast was the 11th in a series of dis-
cussions on forestry and land utiliza-
tion given by members of the forestry
school faculty and student body.
More than 300,000 acres of farm
land are being destroyed yearly byl
erosion, declared Professor Young,
and it is estimated that three bil-
lion tons of soil are being washed
from this country's fields and pas-
tures every year. The planting of
trees on eroded soil was named by
Professor Young as one of the most
important methods of combating this
enormous annual destruction, with
heavy foliage trees, such as beech,
maple and evergreens, .as the best
types for eroded areas. He cited as
an example a heavy storm in Mis-
sissippi, where 62 per cent of the rain
ran off immediately from cultivated
fields, 54 per cent from abandoned
fields, but only 0.5 per cent ran off
immediately from an undisturbed oak

Many Scholarships
Offered At Ames
Iowa State College at Ames, Iowa
is offering a number of graduate
scholarships, fellowships and assist-
antships, which are available to
Michigan students. The Bureau of
Appointments and Occupational In-
formation announced yesterday.
Appointments are on a selective
basis and only the upper quarter of
the class will be considered. Out-
standing scholarship will be the main
basis for approval and credentials
and recommendations of the school
also will be considered.
Officials of the Bureau stated that
Iowa is regarded quite highly as a
graduate school. The scholarships,
which range from $200 to $600, give
the student a chance to earn a modest
salary while continuing his work.



After Lowell Mast (above), 14
years old, and his young sweet-
heart, Edwena Keyser, 13 years old,
were found to be missing fromp their
homes at Bremen, Ind., their par-
ents requested authorities along
the eastern coast to be on the look-
out for them. They expressed a fear
that the young couple had eloped.
portance in late 18th and 19th cen-
tury compositions."
Dr. William W. Bishop, librarian
of the University who has been one
of the leaders in the attempt to apply
the photographic technique to li-
braries, thinks the method is espe-
cially applicable to the field of music.
"The film process is peculiarly adapt-
ed for copying music and making it
available at a considerable distance
from the original scource," he said.
"The cost of film reproduction is
slight as compared with the use of
Kaltenborn To Give
Belated Talk April 5
H. V. Kaltenborn, radio commenta-
tor and author, will appear here on
April 5, the Oratorical Association
announced yesterday. The lecture.
which will be in Hill Auditorium, has
been twice postponed.
Kaltenborn, who has been ill dur-
ing most of the winter, broadcasts on
a nation-wide hook-up of the Colum-
bia Network and is author of the new-
ly published book, "Kaltenborn Edits
the News." He spoke in Ann Arbor
on the Oratorical Series last year and
is being brought back because of pop-
ular demand.
Honorary Drama Society
Announces New Officers
New officers for Mimes, men's hon-
orary dramatic society, and plans for
a musical comedy to be given next
semester, were announced yesterday
by Richard T. Waterman, '40, new
president of the organization.
Jack Wilson, '39, is vice-president;
Joseph D. Graham, '39, secretary;
Casey Carter, '40SM, treasurer; and
Henry R. Clauser, '40E, librarian.
An open meeting for men students
will be held by the organization when
plans for the revue are completed.

TeDIaLshtenawCoEtyMeTc Rocketing off into space from the Devil's Hollow Chute at Ocono-
The Washtenaw County Medical .
Society held its first meeting of the mowoc, Wis., soars Le Moine Batson, former Olympic'skier, in one of the
new year last night in the Union. Dr. Jumps that helped him retain his class A title in the twelfth annual
T. Klingman spoke on "The Mechan- Milwaukee-Oconomowoc Ski Club tourney. Batson, of Rlusholt, Wis.,
ism of the Psychoneuroses." leaped 108 and 112 feet.

Four terms of eleven weeks are given
each year. These may be taken con-
secutively (graduation in 31/4 years)
or three wrins may be taken each year,
(graduation in 4 years). The entrance
requirements are intelligence, charac-
ter and at least two years of college
work, including the subjects specified
for Grade A Medical Schools. Cata-
logues and application forms may be
obtained from the Dean.
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