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La Io. , Groups
Og'anize New
i 4iheral Paper,
'Was' tenaw Progressive'
Seeks Support Of Local
IUons And Farmers
Enc :;cI by the Trades and Labor'
Counc: of Ann Arbor, the "Washte-
naw P' :ressive," liberal newspaper,
recent. organized here, is now being
submi att±d to the local unions, co-
operat i, and farm groups for ap-
proval :d support.
Thy ewspaper, according to its
statenre t of policy, has been institut-
ed to ,,,e expression to the liberall
moven.1 sAt and to interpret events,
especii y those of local and state
intere4t from a progressive view-
point. it is intended to present to
the pub,c the "news behind thenews"
of w(r,: being done along liberal
Suppc rting the organization of la-
bor, thn paper will publish accounts
of lab, meetings and will feature a
regular olumn of "labor notes." Oth-
er aims nclude the furthering of the
farm cr'oerative movement, the ex-
tension of low-cost housing and so-
cial sec rity and the support of po
litical progressives in Washtenaw
County. The Executive Committee
of the American Federation of Teach-
ers has cndorsed the idea of such a
Oper t'qns of the paper will be
carried on by representatives froma
suppor ti rg organizations. From thesel
will be choscn an editorial board in
charge of publication. Officials of
The Pcgressve plan to include sev-
eral libral-minded campus delegatest
on the ,.tail.I

Film Shows 'Charm Of La Boheme'

Radio Script Contest Deadline I
Is Advineed To Jaimary 201
The deadline for Iadio scripts in the most popular of , typical Michigan
contest sponsored by the Committee songs and selections. Dramatic inci-
t charg of the Anniversary celebr dents in the development of the his-;
tion of the University has been set
for Friday, Jan. 20, according to Prof. tory of the University may be used
Waldo M. Abbot, director of the for these skits, although the his-
University Broadcasting Service. torical aspect of the program need
An award of $25, donated by a rnot necessarily be maintained.
prominent alumnus, will be given to Students who are not familiar with
the student submitting the most sat- the form to use in the preparation of
isfactory 45 minute radio program, radio skits may refer to manuscripts
The program will be broadcast na- Iof plays and variety shows to be found
tign-wide March 18 from Ann Arbor , in the Broadcasting Library of Morris
and will be recorded for alumni groups Hall. A bibliography of all litera-
in various parts of the world. ture on the history of the University
While the prize will be awarded for has been posted on the bulletin board
the best program submitted, the pro- in Morris Hall. Further information
gram broadcast over the air may be may be obtained from Professor Ab-
a combination of ideas and scripts re- bot.
ceived. Professor Abbot said. f__

Returns To Classes
8 *"> 1'""'

Russell Opens
Lecture Series
Here Feb. 18


The above photograph shows an interior scene taken from the moving
picture, "The Charm of La Boheme," an Art Cinema, presentation based
on Puccini's opera, "La Boheme." Jan Kiepura, Polish tenor, takes the
leading role.
Humble Rat Is Highly Valued
By Men In Psych Department

In the building of such a program
students should bear in mind that the!
finished production should be largely
musical, held together by dramatiza-!
tion. according to Professor Abbot.
The program must appeal not only toI
Michigan Alumni but also to the gen-
eral public as well.

Mussels Provide
Proof Of Linking
Of River Systems
Clams don't talk, out mussels in

Bertrand Russell, who will open a
series of lectures here under the aus-
pices of the Student Religious As-
sociation on Saturday, Feb. 18, has
won world-wide recognition as an
author, scientist, philosopher and so-
Lord Russell, who is at present lec-
Luring in the University of Chicago,
has written numerous books and mag-
azine articles on world problems, re-
ligion, mathematics, science and phi-
losophy. George Santayana said ,of
him "Lord Russell's eye is mobile and
accurate. It sweeps the universe like
an intensely concentrated search-
In his speech here he will deliver
the first of flree lectures on "The
Existence and Nature of God," tak-
ing the agnostic position. He will
also talk at 11 p.m. under the auspices
of the philosophy department on
"Sp ce in Contemporary Science and
Other speakers in the SRA series
on "The Existence and Nature of
God"are the Right Reverend Mon-
seigneur Fulton J. Sheen and Dr.
Reinhold Neibuhr. The former is
professor of philosophy at Catholic
University and will speak Feb. 24
presenting the view of orthodox
Denkinger Gives Third
Cercle Francais Talk
The third lecture in the series of
{ Arench programs spopsored by the
Cerele Francais will be given at 4:15
p.m. today in Room 103, Romance
Language building. Prof. Marc Den-
kinger of the French department will
talk on "Ports de France."

The program, featuring the Univer-
sity Band, University Glee Club and
the Carillon, may be either unified or
in the form of skits introducing the
Ruppert's Physician
lw'w 'I 's Y e - _ 's '-

Professor Maier Receives
Award For Experiments
In Neurotic Behavior'
Don't under-estimate the humble
rat-to the men of the University
psychology department he is a valu-
able and cherished friend.
Only last week Prof. Norman R. F.
Maier was awarded a $1,000 prize by
the American Association for the Ad-
vancement of Science for his experi-
ments wtih rats, in the field of neu-,
.otic behavior. At the present time
Prof. John R. Shephard is in the

"one of the most intelligent rats we've
ever had."
Rats are used by Professor Shep-

hard in his work on human learning Holds Little Hope
because of advanages of manipula-
tion and because the a:.iial's his- NEW YORK, Jan. 11 -UP)-- Col.
tory from birth can be accurately de- Jacob Ruppert's personal physician
termined. tonight gave up hope for the recovery
Iof the multi-millionaire brewer, base-
A.maze room is the most important ball magnate and real estate titan but
bit of equipment used in the experi- expressed a belief that the 71-year-
mentation on learning.. The room old bachelor's unusual vitality might
contains a large table on which the carry him through the night.
maze is placed. This array of tunnels "Colonel Ruppert's condition is
can be varied; from time to time. The very, very serious," said Dr. Otto
activity of the rats is studied through Schwerdtfeger as he left the Ruppert
a trap-door in the floor of the roomi home on upper Fifth Avenue. "The
above. Accurate records of the rats' end is very near."
movements are kept on specially pre- _ - _."
pared charts.

the Cababa River of Northern Ala-
bama recently told University scien-
tists the story of an ancient connec-
tion between the Tennessee and Ala-3
bama river systems.
The story told by the mussels pro-
vides biological evidence of a form-
er connection between the two
southern rivers, contrary to the be-
lief of geologists. Dr. Henry van der
Schalie, University zoologist, found
certain mussels ,native to the Ten-
nessee drainage, in the Cahaba, a
tributary of the Alabama river. Their
presence there, he says, indicates that
the two rivers were connected at some
time in the past.
Dr. van der Schalie's research
seems to indicate that there were
connections between the river sys-
tems at two different times. Three
species of mussels found only in

Prof. Felix Frankfurter, Presi-
dent Roosevelt's latest nominee toj
the Supreme Court, assumed this
lecture pose when he returned to
his Harvard Law School classes,
in Cambridge, Mass., for the first
time since his nomination.
creeks are common to both systems
and thus indicate a connection of{
the headwaters.
Seven species representative of
somewhat larger streams are also
common to both river systems.


Work Of Two
Alumni Shown



In Exhibiton
Work by two University of Michi-
gan alumni, Maynard Lyndon, '28,
and Eberry Smith, '27, is included in
the architectural exhibit which will
be disphayed through Jan. 18 in the
third §'oor exhibition room of thej
College of Architecture.
Representative works of architects'
throughout the nation were selected
for thi; exhibit by the Committee on
Educa Iwn. nominated by architects
under e sponsorship of the Ameri-
can In ,itIlut*,, of Architecture. All of
the bu lth:,c have been constructed
since 1. e Vorld War. Schools, hos
pitals, . mmercial buildings, resi-
dences Oc tFHA housing projects by
such ;t"h;tects as Frank Lloyd
Wrighi ,nd Richard J. Neutra are
displa . a
Stud:?lts in the University should
find r : tographs of buildings at
Prince'r n Harvard, Swarthmore and
the Univ rsity of Minnesota of par-
ticular interest. Colonial architec-
ture is represented in the restora-
tion at Williamsburg, Va., which was
made pos.ile through the financial
backing of John D. Rockefeller.
No charge will be made for en-
trance to the exhibit.
11o zer Speaks To ASCE
Mar in Holzer, '39, discussed the
structural problems concerning the
Georgt Washington Bridge, which
spans . m Hudson River between New
York and New Jersey, at a meeting
of the A3CE last night at the Union.
John lme aley, '39, presided.

midst of a series of rat experiments
to determine causes and results of
human learning.
And all of the scientists who have;
had contact with the tiny beasts in
their work will profess that rats have
personalities, biases, and a degree of
mental 'agility comparable to human
There was one rat-"Old 100" he
was named-who became legendary
in the department until he died after
a valuable life of three and one-half
years. The professors praised him as
Truck Drivers End
Ti. ..~ T -. *


T Every precaution is taken toulimit
the cues which the rats may use ill
threading their way through the
maze. One of the outstanding dif-
ficulties is to prevent them from as-
certaining their position by the
sounds of their feet pattering on
the runways.
Every type of flooring from live
rubber to cotton batting has been
r d 7ithout complete success. An-
other difficulty is to prevent the loss
of rats thoug death from "snuffles."
a kind of rat pneumonia.





a Recital

eeK .ongStrike
BOSTON, Jan. 11 -P)- Heavily Patten Acclaimed
laden trucks hummed along New' For Radio Speech
England highways again tonight as
5,000 truck drivers and helpers. heed-
ng a plea of Gov. Leverett Saltonstall,' Prenatal development, a discussion
ig a e dao ro misverettwago u by Prof. Bradley Patten, chairman of'
athe department of anatomy, over the
proposal and ended a week-long Marital Relations Series Sunday, Jan.
strike. 8, received the widest acclaim of any
The socialite governor, whose labor radio talk of the current season ac-
record was assailed in the recent elec- cording to Prof. Waldo M. Abbot, di-
t asrector of the University Broadcast-
tion campaign, was lustily cheered as ing Service.
he helped talk more than ' thousand In the first three days after the
noisy truck drivers into acceptance of broadcast, 424 requests for copies of
the compromise terms. the talk were received from Michi-
After he had left, only about 50 gan, West Virginia, Kentucky, Penn-
scattered "no's" were heard when the sylvania, New York, Ohio, Indiana:
meeting of 1,500 drivers answered and Ontario, he said.
their union president's "shall we ac- Professor Patten, in his program,
cept the proposition?" an interview between himself and
They chanted "We're going back to Professor Abbot, discussed the origin-
work" as they rushed toward wharves al cells, the fertilization to form the
and terminals choked with foodstuffs ,embryo, growth of the embryo in the
and raw materials, and within 15 body of the mother and the protec-
minutes of the meeting's close, the tion and care of the embryo to en-
first freight car seals were broken sure better growth and prevent
and goods began to move. disease.

THURS.R JAN. 19t8:30 P. M.

in Hill Auditorium

Mr. Gig/i will - be heard instead of Kirsten Flagstad
unable to come - Please present for admission Coupon
Number 4, reading "FLAGSTAD.
"The return of Beniamino Gigli the golden-voiced cdol of colicert plat-
form and opera house is the most exciting event of the musical season."

Tickets at Office of School of Music



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