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Students Alumni Will Join o Celebrate Michigan's Bii

TURDAY, MARCH 18, 1939

Century Mark
T o Be Feted
By University
Forty-Five Minute World
Broadcast Will Be Held
In Ballroom Of Union
R~uthven To Open
Program With Talk
(Continued from Page 1)
will introduce a few of the assembled
alumni, chief of whom will be Bennie
Friedman, former Michigan football
star and now grid coach at the Col-
lege of the City of New York. Fried-
man, after a short talk, will switch
the program back to Ann Arbor with
a verbal forward pass over the air
waves to Bennie Oosterbaan, his old
teammate, who will be waiting here
to "receive" it.
Oosterbaan will "lateral "Fried-
man's pass to Herbert O. "Fritz" Cris-
ler, and the two Michigan coaches
will hold a short conversation.
The script of the Ann Arbor broad-
cast, which will show Michigan his-
tory and achievements, was written
by Prof. Karl Litzenberg of the Eng-
lish department, and Miriam Brous,
Grad., subject to the editorship of
the program committee under the di-
rectorship of Prof. Carl G. Brandt of
the speech department.
Campus interest in the anniversary
celebration has been rapidly growing.
The Union, acting as coordinator of
campus activities relating to the
event, will install a radio in its new
cafeteria unit during the broadcast.
Women will be admitted to the, cafe
teria at that time.
The weekly Saturday dance at the
Union tonight is featuring a special
birthday program. Entertainment
will be given and prizes awarded.
The League will install a radio in
its grill room during the broadcast
and will feature special dishes. Wom-
en's dormitories have indicated will-
ingness to participate by holding in-
formal teas or by attending the
The birthday celebration will be
coincident with numerous fraternity
and sorority initiations this week-
end and many of these organizations
will hold special birthday programs in
connection with their initiations. Sig-
ma Alpha Epsilon and Trigon frater-
nities will hold informal smokers to-
day and Zeta Beta Tau's formal
dance tonight will feature birthday
Four Parties
Are Highlights
New. York And Ann Arbor
To Have Special Fetes
Although alumni celebrations of
the Michigan Birthday Party are be-
ing held today all over the world, at-
tention will be focused upon four key
parties, widely scattered in the Unit-
ed States.
The Ann Arbor party, given by the
local alumni and ahunnae groups, of
course will be the coordinating center
for the entire celebration. This af-
fair will begin at 3:45 p.m. immcdi-
at'ely following the birthday broad-
cast. Students who attend the broad-
cast, and those who take part in the
program, will be guests of the alumni
at the party. Refreshments will be

Two other parties will participate
in the broadcast. Frank Murphy, at-
torney general of the United States,
and Arthur H. Vandenberg, United
States Senator from Michigan, will
speak from Washington at a luncheon
meeting of the University of Michigan
Club of Washington in Hotel Lafay-
At a joint tea given by the alumni
and alumnae groups in New York at
Hotel Taft, Lyman Bryson, '10, mas-
ter of ceremonies at the weekly Ameri-
,an Town Meeting of the Air, and a
former Michigan faculty man, will
preside. He will introduce Bennie
Friedman, former Michigan football
star, and now grid coach at College
of the City of New York, over the air.
Bennie will switch the program back
to Ann Arbor with a verbal forward
pass to Bennie Oosterbaan, his cid
teammate, waiting here on campus.
'The fourth major party today will
be held in San Francisco under the
joint sponsorship of the University
of Michigan Club of San Francisco,
University of Michigan Club of East
San Francisco Bay and the Bay
Alumnae Group. They will meet dur-
ing the broadcast, which will reach
San Francisco at exactly noon, in the
dining room of the Administration
Building on Treasure Island, site of
the Golden Gates Exposition. The offi-
;ial exposition program has designat-

Rivals Join For Party

Alumni, Alumnae Club
To T Bear Michigan Bir

Over 165 University of Michigan
clubs in the United States and in
foreign countries will hold special
parties today in conjunction with the
world wide broadcast celebrating the
University's 102 Birthday.
Radiograms have been sent to clubs
in all four corners of the globe in-
forming them of the broadcast. The
CBS network will carry the program
in the United States and short wave
stations will send it over to Europe,1
Asia and South America.!
Many of the clubs are holding=
special luncheons, smokers and "keg"
parties. Some are showing pictures
of University functions. The Alumni
Club of Butte, Mont., will play elec-
trical transcriptions which have been
sent to them from Ann Arbor since;
the club there is out of the radio
Chauncey Boucher, '09, Chancellor
cf the University of Nebraska will
speak at the luncheon given by the
University club in Lincoln.
Wheeler And Morgan
Justice Marvin B. Rosenberg, '93L
&LL.D. '26, of the Wisconsin State
Supreme Court. will act as Master of1
Ceremonies at the luncheon and party
given in Madison, Wis.
In Toledo, Ohio, at the party which
will last from 2 o'clock in the after-
noon into the evening, Prof. Benja-
min Wheeler of the history depart-
ment and Robert O. Morgan of the
Alumni Office will speak.
T. Hawley Tapping, general secre-
tary of the Michigan Alumni Associ-
ation, Earl Martineau and Clarence
"Munn of the football coaching staff,
will attend the noon luncheon and
festivities in Flint.
The University Club of Houston,
Texas, will show pictures of the cam-
pus. In Norman, Okla., Barrie Hill
will sing after the broadcast.
Station WWL, New Orleans, will

:arry the program throu
South. The University C
Orleans will hold its lur
,arty in the Tyrolean r
Kolb Hotel. 'The club,c
largest and most active, w
extensive program throt
In Boston a 15-minute
the local club is expected
the broadcast from Ann
of the country's finest org
1illo, will play the organ;
followed by Harriet Camp
gan alumna, who will
short skit. Miss Campbel
as Aunt Harriet of radio
800 Attend At Bu
The University Club
N. Y., expects to have 800
alumnae attend their lunc
El Paso, Texas, and C
Mont., will celebrate w
luncheons. The Universi
Spokane, Wash., will hav
in the Silver Grill of tl
The Hotel Newark in F
will be the gathering poin
Alumni and Alumnae int
A special luncheon will1
by birthday party festiviti
Memphis, Tenn., the site
strong University club,
scene of another birthday
bration. Out on the West
Angeles will celebrate th
listening to the broadcast
tending the ensuing funct
Other cities which willY
Stak Smoker In De
Adrian, Mich.; Akron, 4
flower Hotel, banquet mee
ra, Ill.; Cincinnati, Ohio,
Club, luncheon; Clevel
Hermit Club, cocktail pa
zMrs. Ralph J. Frackeltc

's All Over World
thdayParty Today
guhout the Denevr, Colo., radio station KRLD;
lub of New Detroit, Mich.. stag smoker at the
acheon and University Club.
oom of the Duluth, Minn.; Ferndale and Pleas-
one of the ant Ridge, Mich.; Fort Worth, Tex.;
cill have an Gary, Ind.; Hartford, Conn.; Hast-
ughout the ings, Mich.; Indianapolis, Ind., ban-
quet meeting; Jackson, Mich.; Jack-
sonville, Fla.; Joliet, Ill.; Lapeer,
program of Mich., and Louisville, Ky., in the
to precede Daphne room of the Canary Cottage.
Arbor. One -
anists, Cos- Marquette, Mich., luncheon; Mid-
and will be land, Mich., smoker Minneapolis,
bell, Michi- Minn., tea at the home of Mrs. Rome
present a Riebeth; Mt. Clemens, Mich.; Niles,
[1 is known Mich.; Northeastern Wisconsin at
fame. Appleton, Wis.; Omaha, Nebr.; Pitts-
burgh, Penn.; Port Huron, Mich.;
in Buffalo, Rochester, N. Y.; and Schenectady,
inuffald N. Y.
alumni and Also Seattle, Wash.; Sioux City, Ia.;
lheon. South Bend, Ind.; Bridgeport, Conn.;
Great Falls, Washington, D.C.; Wichita, Kan.; St.
'ith special Louis, Mo.; Cheyenne, Wyo.; Albany,
ty Club of N. Y.; Battle Creek, Mich.; Spring-
ve its party field, Mass.; Des Moines, Ia.; and
he Spokane Tacoma, Wash.
Also Portland, Ore.; Menominee,
Philadelphia Mich.; Erie, Penn.; Saginaw, Mich.;
t for all the Grand Haven, Mich., and Worcester,.
that region. Mass.
be followed Other clubs throughout the United
es. States and the world have signified
e of another their intentions of listening to the
will be the broadcast and having parties.
party cele- Short Wave Broadcast
t Coast Los Michigan alumni and alumnae liv-
e affair by ing in Puerto Rico are planning a
before at- party and group festivities during the'
ions. broadcast from Ann Arbor.
have parties American and foreign alumni in
Cannes, France, will have a party
troit and special radio hook-up that will
Ohio; May- enable them to hear the complete
'ting; Auro- program.
QMin Cy' Another foreign club will hold
Queen City forth in Montreal, Canada, where the
and, Ohio,
rty. Tea at members will gather for a lunch and
afternoon tea while joining in with
n's home; the celebration.
Europe and South America will hear
the broadcasting of the Michigan
i ; BirthdayParty over short wave, since
it is impossible for the long wave
I A*Q;transmitters to project the program

Will Receive Pass

Coach Bennie Oosterbaan who
will receive the pass sent over the
air waves from New York by Bennie
Michigan Is Faced
By Unique Problem
Of Constitutionality
(Continued from Page 1)
his duties. Hence," he said, "the con-
stitution states that the lieutenant
governor shall remain only an acting
governor for the .remainder of the
term, and shall not assume the office
"In view of the statement of this
section," continued Professor Dorr,
"the lieutenant governorship is still
held by the acting governor, thus
Dickinson could not appoint an ex-
ecutive to a post already filled. Also
the legality of his accession to the:
governorship is questioned.
"The interpretation of the consti-
tution with regard to the office of
acting governor during temporary
or permanent disability of the in-
cumbent," he said, "is fuither clari-
fied by section 17 of the same article:
'During a vacancy in the office of,
;overnor, if the lieutenant governor
die, resign, or be impeached, be in-
capable of performing the duties of
his office, or be absent from the
state, the secretary of state shall act
as governor until the vacancy be filled
or the disability cease'." In this section
also, Professor Dorr pointed out, the
acting governor is referred to as
"lieutenant governor."

Organic Act's
Passage Feted
By University
Bill Establishing U. Of M.
Passed By Legislature
102 Years Ago Today
The legislature of the infant State
of Michigan passed the Organic Act,
creating the University of Michigan
in Ann Arbor March 18, 1837. It is
the anniversary of this passage that
the University, from its oldest alum-
nus to its greenest freshman, is cele-
brating today.
While that event may be called the
practical founding of the University,
there are grounds for arguing that
its real birthday is Aug. 26, 1817. For
on that date Father Gabriel, a De-
troit missionary, founded what came
to be called the University of Michi-
In coordination with his proposed
college, Father Gabriel also founded
a number of "academies" throughout
the State. These were supposed to
prepare Michigan school children for
their State college.
The University of Michigania never
opened its doors, however. Property
was acquired for it, and some plans
were laid out, but after the death of
its guiding spirit, Father Gabriel, pro-
gress was slow, and many obstruc-
tions appeared.
Then when the State of Michigan
was admitted to the Union-with the
Federal Northwest Ordinance pro-
viding for a land grant"'to the State
university, plans for the University
of Michigania almost completely col-
However, the Supreme Court of
the new State decided that the State
university provided for by Federal
law was the legal successor to the
defunct University of Michigania. So
when the Organic Act was passed in
1837, the new educational creation in-
herited the property and plans of
Father Gabriel's prodigy. Thus the
University of Michigan came to be
established at its present site in Ann
The Michigan Birthday Party this
year, however, in keeping with the
University's progressive spirit, is feat-
uring the modern air wave theme. It
truly marks an anniversary celebra-
tion, as this is Michigan's first na-
tion-wide radio broadcast.

Bitter political "enemies" in pub-
lic life, Michigan's Republican
Senator Arthur K. Vandenberg and
Democratic U. S. Attorney-General
Frank Murphy will face the same
Washington, D.C. microphone to-
day at their alma mater's Birthday
Tapping Guides
Birthday Party
Guiding light of the Michigan
Birthday Party, from the birth of its:
idea to today's climax, has been T.
Hawley Tapping, general secretary
of the Aumni Association. To "Tap,"
for whom no job seems too big, to-
da 's celebration is the culmination
of a bit of merely rountine alumni
organization. but the universal char-
acter of the "party" forbids the ap-
pelation "routine."
As "Tap" sees it, "the Michigan
Birthday Party is just what its name
implies - an ideal opportunity for
Michigan men and. women all over
the world to turn their attention, at
the same hour, toward Ann Arbor, and
to express their interest in and fealty
to their University at that time."
All-Michigan Affair
But in spite of the all-alumni tinge
to the out-of-Ann Arbor celebrations,
he hastened to add, especial effort
has been expended to emphasize stu-
dent participation in the party here
on campus. After all, he pointed out,
this party is really an all-Michigan
affair, and students, often more than
alumni, are interested in such an
When "feelers" were sent out to the
various alumni groups scattered
throughout the globe to ascetain
their reaction to holding such a party,
"Tap" frankly (but privately) ex-
pressed doubt that he would receive
many favorable replies. His fears were
never realized.
"I am literally swamped with mail
bearing enthusiastic words of encour-
agement to the project," he said elat-
edly, as the eventful day drew near.
"Every living Michigan alumnus
seems to be interested."
Fitting Finale
"The success of this party is ample
evidence," he continued, "of the
smooth functioning of the Michigan
organization, both alumnus and un-
dergraduate. Every Michigan man
and woman should be proud to par-
ticipate in the celebration."
This is the first time that Michigan
has ever appeared on the air in a
national radio hookup program of its
own, he pointed out. "I consider this
party," he concluded, "a fitting finale
to the centennial birthday celebration
two years ago."
Birthday Marked
For Fourth Time
When the Board of Directors of the
Alumni Association voted last fall to
hold a birthday celebration this
spring, their project was not without
precedent. At least three times before
has the University held mammoth


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Boak Highliohts Opening Se
(Continued from Page 2) large plants are proving
cient than small plants, P
cess or failure and Grade distribution, gant Florence of the Ur
psychological test scores, reading Birmingham in England
ability and similar tests usually fail luncheon of the economi
to give sufficient evidence for any ciology sections yesterd
accurate judgments. What should be Union.
sought, Dr. Heaton indicated, is a
method that would not only get the BOt~fflV
desired facts, but also grade them ac- A thirty-minute talk or
cording to their relation to the fun- dition down the Colorado
damental object. - summer was given yesten

more effi-
rof.1P. Sar-
niversity of
told a joint
ics and so-
ay in the
n the expe-
River last
'day in the

across the ocean without the help of 1
short wave antenna. Station W2XE
will carry the program to Europe
while Station W3XAU will carry the+
program to the South American coun-
tries. Station W2XE broadcasts on
1183 kilocycles and 25.36 meters.



The emphasis on government regu-t
lation of monopolies has shifted from t
the desire of 50 years ago to protectt
consumers to the hope today of pro-
tecting the small business man, Prof.
Shorey Peterson of the economics de-t
partment declared yesterday beforec

West Lecture Room of the Rackham
Building by Dr. Elzada U. Clover, of
the botany department and one of
the two women on the trip. The
talk was given under the auspices of
section of botany, and was accom-
panied by lantern slides and by mo-
tion pictures, some of which were in

the morning meeting of the econOm-.I
ics section.
Today, monopolies have come to be Visiting members of the Geogra-
associated with business stagnation, phical section discussed economic and
Professor Peterson explained. There social problems and developments in
ae three trends of thought abouti various geographical areas of the
them: they interfere with prices so ICrent Lakes Region, yesterday after-
that we are unable to realize full use noon, with special emphasis upon
of our economic facilities: they are Michigan's problems.
not altogether undesirable in that Horace J. Andrews. professor of
they place a bottom under prices (this ;and utilization, and L. R. Schoen-
is the view that prompted the NRA); nan of Michigan State College read
and, they are natural growths that 1apers on the regional aspects of the
cannot he eliminated. Northern Lake States Region Re-
The future of monompoly investiga- port and Michigan aspects of the
tion, Professor Peterson predicted, same report respectively. According
depends on which trend gains final tMessrs. Andrews and Schoenman,
acceptance he Lake States Regional Report, a
A plea for aid to Michigan's over- federal project, has as its purpose the
taxed network of railroads keynot- nvestigation of means of contribut-
ed the afternoon meeting of the ec- ing to betterment, of conditions of the
.d e a o .residents of the Lake Region in the
onomics division. three states of Michigan, Wisconsin
A lengthy report of railroad taxa- and Minnesota.
tion methods in the state today, giv- Soiology
en by Prof. Floyd W. Moore, chair-
man of the economics department of Because of the declining rate of
Western State Teacher's College, population increase and the con-
provided the background for the dis- sequently decreasing school atten-
cussion. dance rate schools in the next few

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Too much taxation was cited as
one of the causes for serious finan-
cial distress of our Michigan rail-
road companies today.
Professor Moore's paper attacked
the present method of taxation of
railroad property as "unfair and
He criticized sharply the present
system whereby railroad property is
all evaluated for taxation by local
assessing boards, who have adopted
no uniform method and who are oftenj
technically unqualified for their work.
Taxation upon a basis of propertyj
ownership by the railroads is in many1
instances unfair, Professor Moore as-
"Wealth and earning power, of nec-I

years may expect many changes in
form and equipment, J. F. Thaden of
Michigan State College said in the
afternoon session of the sociology
Showing that elementary school
population has decreased in the last
ew years and that high school popu-
lation may be expected to follow, Mr.
Thaden said that in 1960 the school
population in the country would prob-
ably be 3,000,000 lower than at pres-
ent. He predicted, therefore, that we
would have fewer teachers, better
teachers and more post-graduate and
evening adult classes.
Spotty community organizing in
meeting certain needs necessitates the
establishment of research bureaus for
cm lete alnal sis of nroblm El

Celebrate with the World !
t's Michigan's 102nd Birthday!



esspty, mutbecnsdrsa iys p l UIU1k6, roy
essity, must be considered as a basis S. Guckert of the Flint Institute of
for taxation, especially when the rail- Research and planning explained.
roads grow older," he said.
Prof. Spencer A. Larsen of Wayne Landscape Architecture
University also delivered a paper The section of Landscape Architec-
which pointed to several needs of our ture held its luncheon meeting at

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