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April 27, 1939 - Image 3

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BenjamiT W. Wheeler

ow Features
exican Work

Professor Valerio's Recent
Water Colors Displayed
In Season's Last Exhibit
Paintings by three Mexican artists
and recent water colors by Prof. Alex-
ander Mastro Valerio, of the College
of Architecture, will be displayed in
the last exhibit to be presented this
year by the Ann Arbor Art Associa-
tion. The exhibit begins today and
will continue through May 13 in the
North and South Galleries of Alumni
Memorial Hall so that visitors to
Ann Arbor for the Schoolmasters'
Club meetings and the May Festival
Concerts will be able to see it.
The exhibit of Mexican art will in-
clude six large oil paintings by the
noted artists Diego Rivera, Jose Oro-:
zco and David Siqueiros. These three
men, many people feel, have been
largely responsible for the revival of
interest in mural painting on this
continent. Rivera has done work in
murals in the San Francisco Stock
Exchange and in the New Workers'
School in New York. Orozco has
gained fame through his frescoes in
the Dartmouth College library, and
Siqueiros has done several unusual
frescoes in Los Angeles, executed in
cement with the colors put on with a
spray gun.
Professor Valerio, who is widely
known in artistic circles for his vig-
orous and striking work, has con-
tributed about 15 large paintings to
the exibit.
Smith Pursues
St udy Project1
Dr. Alexander H. Smith, assistant
curator in the University Herbarium,
left for Kalaloch, Wash., during
Spring Vacation to continue his study
of the mushroom. .
Dr. Smith spent several months on
the Pacific coast last summer and
fall studying the varieties of mush-
room growing there in late season
form. This year he will complete his
study in observing the varieties in the
spring and early summer.
This study of mushrooms is one of
the main projects of the Herbarium.
It is hoped that the study will even-
tually cover the whole of the United
Dr. Smith is accompanied by Mrs.
Smith, assistant in the botanical gar-
dens, who will make a collection of
seeds from plants of the Pacific coast,
for study in the botanical gardens.
In connection with this study of
mushrooms, The Cranbrook Institute
of Science published Dr. Smith's
"Fungi of Southeastern Michigan,"
which contains a description of edible
and poisonous varieties, antidotes and
treatment for musnroom poisoning
and various other facts of interest.
Military Society
Will Initiate 14
Scabbard And Blade Fete
To Precede Annual Ball
The annual formal initiation ban-
quet of Scabbard and Blade, nation-
al honorary military society, will be
held at 7:15 p.m. tomorrow in the
Union. The banquet at which the
14 new initiates are to be honored
will precede ,the Military Ball.
James Apleyard, '39E, will ie
the toastmaster for the occasion. Paul
SiOnpson, '39BAd, Rowland McLaugh-
lin, '40E, and Lieut.-Col. P. K. Kelly

will give short talks.
All honorary, active and associate
members of Scabbard and Blade and,
the members 'of the Military Ball
Committee have been invited to at-
Capt. Richard R. Coursey, former
instructor here, who is now stationed
at West Point, will fly to Ann Arbor
and Major and Mrs. Carroll Powell
are coming from Washington, D.C.,
to attend the banquet. Major Powell
is a former Signal Corps instructor
at the University.
Members of the committee in
charge of the banquet include Wil-
liam J. Archer, Jr., '39, committee
chairman; Ken Gauthier, '39, ticket
chairman; Charles Simpson, '40, and
Richard Waterman, '40.
A.I.E.E. Elects Officers

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Cissel Claims
Straits Bridge
Project Sound
The proposal to span the Straits of
Mackinac with a bridge to replace
present ferry service across the straits
is sound both from the financial and
the engineering point of view, Prof.
James H. Cissel of the- department of
civil engineering and consulting en-
gineer for the Mackinac, Straits
Bridge Authority, believes.
The cost of the span, Professor
Cissel estimated,' would be about 30
million dollars. This sum would be
obtained through the sale of revenue
bonds, which could be retired in about
30 years on the basis of present traf-
fic estimates.
The present ferry service, which is
operated by the State Highway De-
partment, is being run at a large loss
to the state, Professor Cissel pointed
out. The present plan of operation
of the ferry service provides that the
state should furnish the capital out-
lay, but stipulated that the running
expenses be paid from 'revenues col-
lected. The total revenue last year,
however, was less than a half million
dollars, to which the highway de-
partment added another half million
dollars appropriation to make up the
total expenditure of one million dol-
lars. Further capital outlay must be
made in the near future to purchase
a new ferry boat, estimated at one
million dollars, and to construct new
dock facilities at St. Ignace at a cost
of another million dollars. On the
basis of these figures, Professor Cissel
concludes, we are paying for a bridge,
but we do not receive the benefits of
Several surveys of the straits have
been made in the past few years, and
on the basis of these surveys a num-
ber of possible routes have been pro-
posed. One plan would build a two-
mile fill (earth dam) out from St.
Ignace over the shallow shoals near
the northern shore. A temporary
ferry dock constructed at the end of
this fill could be utilized until the re-
mainder of the bridge were complet-
ed. The use of this dock would short-
en the present ferry route of more
than eight miles down to four. The
main span, which would be of the
high level type, would have a total
length of at least 1,700 feet and a
clearance of 150 feet to allow the
passage of lake traffic.
The proposed bridge, Professor Cis-
sel indicated, would eliminate many
of the difficulties encountered by
the present ferry service.uOne of the
objections to the state ferry is the
intermittent service it offers. Al-
though boats leave at intervals of an
hour during the summer, the winter
schedule drops down to two trips a


Cartoon by George E. Hoar
Benjamin W. Wheeler, A.M., assistant professor of history and teacher's
certificate counselor, College of Literature, Science and the Arts . . . Bet
you can't guess where we found all that . . . Rides his bicycle to school
every day from his home on W. Huron . . . A fair weather rider, however
. Doesn't ride on ice or snow . . . Claims he doesn't bounce as well as
those who do.r
Very fond of eating . . . Likes to cook occasionally, also . . . Considers
himself a rather respectable meat cook . . . Says he can tie his wife, Edith,
in that field . . . And his wife admits it! . . . Concedes to Mrs. Wheeler
the advantage of a wider range of dishes.
Likes hot weather, which he thinks is unusual for a fat man . . . Is not
as fat as he makes himself out to be . . . Was spoiled in his youth by'
Californian sunshine . . . Born in New York . . . Michigan seems to be
a geographical compromise.'
Given to playing with a pointer while lecturing . . Perches on edge
of desk precariously . . Has been known to fall off rostrum while pacing
back and forth . . . Prefers to teach advanced classes, but likes freshman
classes too . . . They force him to take a broader survey and keep in touch
with the field in general.

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