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Foreign Center
Plans To Hear
Preuss' Talk
International Law Lecture
Will Feature Its Regular
Sunday Night Meeting
Prof. Lawrence Preuss of the poli-
tical science department will speak
on "International Law in the Present
War" at 7 p.m. today at the Interna-
tional Center's regular Sunday night
At 7 p.m. tomorrow ,the Center will
show technicolor movies of Alaska.
The Center's first conference on
the problems of international educa-
tion was held yesterday afternoon
with representatives from 16 foreign
colleges and universities taking part
in the discussion.
The conferees, all students in the !
University, are former members of.
faculties from all over the world and
are here as exchange scholars to
study American education and meth-
ods. Information about the schools
of various countries was exchanged.
Dean James B. Edmonson of the
School of Education presided.
Knudson Accepts
Post At flamilton
Prof. Charles A. Knudson of the
romance languages department here
yesterday announced his acceptance
of the post of chairman of the ro-
mance languages department at
Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y.
Professor Knudson came to Mich-
igan in 1929 and served as assistant'
professor of French until 1937. At
that time he was made a full pro-
fessor, and has since served in that

University Seal Story Includes
eiir Jm-ystery',_RobbinsSuys

Grad Students
Plan To Form
New Concii

Present Emblem DesignI
Officially Adopted Back1
In 1895,_Report Shows
The history of the seal of the
University is one of the most inter-
esting stories one can find, involving
a minor mystery and beginning as

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far back as 1817,
Dr. Frank E.
Robbi-ns, assis-
tant to the Pres-
ident, said yes-
The first rec-
ord of a seal to
be found is con-

tained in an ordinance issued by
John Monteith, first President of the
Catholepistemiad, or University of
Michigania, in 1817. This ordinance
Uthorized the creation of a seal
bearing a device consisting of six
pillars supporting a dome on which
light is shining, above the motto
No Record Of Use.
There is no evidence that this seal
was ever made, continued Dr. Rob-
bins. as there is no record of its use,
and no further mention is made of
any seal until the record of the meet-
ing of the trustees of the University
of October 29, 1824.
This particular seal, said Dr. Rob-
bins, brings in the "mystery" in the
history of the seal now used: there
are definite records of its existence,
but no actual examples of its im-
print are to be found. Considerable
research, he commented, has failed
to come upon any instance of its use,
although there are records of trans-
actions in which its imptint must
have been employed. Consequently,
he said, no one around the Univer-
sity has any idea of what it looked
The famous "Minerva seal," in use

for more than 50 years, was author-
ized in 1843 by the Regents of the
University. moved to Ann Arbor from
Detroit in 1837, Dr. Robbins said. It
bore the device and legend as des-
ribed in the minutes of the Regents:
"Minerva pointing a youth to the
Temple of Wisdom, surrounded with
,he inscription, 'University of Mich.-
Minerva Seall
The Minerva seal, Dr. Robbins
pointed out, was almost identical to
the frontispiece of the old "Elemen-
tary Spelling Book" of Noah Web-
ster. The records of the University
offer no explanation of this strik-
ing similarity, and there is not even
any evidence as to whether Webster
had any correspondence with Ann
Arbor, he said.
Slight changes in the design of
this seal were made between 1863
and 1866, said Dr. Robbins. In Octo-
ber, 1895, an entirely new design,
approximating the seal now in use,
was adopted, he commented. It bore
the date 1837, the year of the found-
ing of the University in Ann Arbor,
at the bottom and included a "lamp
of knowledge" and a sun in its de-
Debaters Will Meet
Indiana And Purdhe
Women varsity debaters will meet
their Big Ten rivals this week when
three teams meet squads from the
Universities of Indiana and Purdue
on the question, "Resolved, That the
Federal Housing Administration Pro-
gram Should Not Be Renewed."
Janet Grace, '42, and Barbara New-
ton, '41, leave with Mros. Frederic
O. Crandall, women's debate coach.

Group To Meet
In Rackhamn

Is Asked

Plans for the formation of a Gradu-
ate Council will be discussed at al
special graduate student meeting to
be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the
Amphitheatre of the Rackham Build-
The purpose of such a projected
council, Abraham Rosenzweig, Grad.,
emphasized yesterday, would be to
"promote and coordinate graduate
activities, both social and educational,
and to foster and encourage better
cooperation between the graduate
student body and the faculty." Plans
for the better utilization of the Rack-
ham Building by graduate students
will also be considered at Thursday's
meeting, he added.
Asserting that the success of a
Graduate Council is dependent upon'
the full cooperation of the graduate
student body, Rosenzweig maintained
"there has been a long felt need for
such a council, and it is hoped that
student interest will be shown at the
Government Efficiency
Will Be Topic Of Forum
Ann Arbor's Community Forum
will consider "How Can the State and
Local Governments Be Made More
Efficient" at its regular meeting at
8 p.m. tomorrow in Pattengill Aud-
itorium of the Ann Arbor High School.
Prof. Arthur W. Bromage of the
poltical science department will be
the principal speaker. Open discus.-
sion from the floor will follow his

Nazi Colleges
Now Offering
War Courses
German universities have dropped
their courses in theology and re-
placed them with those of a more
practical nature, according to a bul-
letin issued by the American Com-
mittee for International Informa-
The bulletin listed courses in the
"Nazified curricula" of the Martin
Luther University, of Halle-Witten-
aerg, which, it said, "are not men-
tioned in the Nazi propaganda re-
leases." These courses are:
War and Christian Ethics: The
Anti-Semitism of the Ancients; Vol-
taire and Frederick the Great and
Their Relation to the Jews.
The University of Berlin is report-
ed by the Committee to be offering
courses on war in its philosophy and
economic departments. Its philoso-
phy department offers:
The Problem of the War in the
Field of Cultural Philosophy; The
Psychological Problems of War; Cer-
tain Aspects of War Technique.
A new course appearing in the
1940 catalog of the University of
Munich, the bulletin said, is named
Racial Problems of the United

Ann Arbor



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Foundation Of Education School
Is Commemorated In Bulletin

H-lere Is Today's News
In Summary
Last month at the state salvage
sale to collect back taxes on delin-
quent property, the City of Ann Arbor
and the Board of Education pur-
chased 359 parcels of land by bidding
the amount owed in each case.
Now, 35 Ann Arbor taxpayers are
challenging the legality of the pur-
chase, petitioning the State Land
Office Board to declare the sale con-
tracts void.
'* * *
Tomorrow is election day in Dexter,
Manchester, Chelsea and Milan,
which, for the benefit of out-staters
and upper peninsula-ites, are vil-
lages near Ann Arbor.
Offices to be filled are those of
president, treasurer, clerk, trustees
and assessor. Election day won't
mean much in Dexter, however, as
all incumbents are unopposed.



Commemorating the sixtieth an-
niversary of the beginning of teacher-
training at the University, the current
issue of the School of Education
Bulletin celebrates the founding of
one of the earliest and most continu-
ous series of courses given for teachers
in any American university.
As the oldest member of the faculty
Prof. Calvin 0. Davis was selected to
write the account of the rapid de-
velopment of work in education under
such early pedagogues as William H.
Payne, Dr. B.. A. Hinsdale, and Dr.
A. S. Whitney including the progress
through the last decade.
Humble Beginning
In 1858 the humble beginning was
made when a teacher's course in
ancient languages was offered. This
was the result of the struggle ante-
dating the adoption of the Michigan
Constitution to have teaching recog- I
nized as a profession. It was not
until the presidency of James B. An-
gell that the chair of the "Theory
and Art of Teaching" was established
in the liberal art's college and Dr.
William Payne appointed as profes-
At that time only two courses were
offered, one dealing with the prac-
tical problems of school management
and supervision and the second treat-
ing the history and philosophy of edu-
cation. During the next decade the
number of courses was increased to
eight with a special teacher's certi-
ficate given after the successful com-
pletion of two education courses and
the passing of an examination test-
ing academic proficiency. This di-
ploma had no legal value but served
only as the University's recommend-
Limited Curriculum
This was the limited curriculum
offered to the seventy-one students
who enrolled in courses in education
in 1879. A decade later, however, the
Board of Regents was authorized to
issue teacher's certificates which leg-
ally entitled the holder to teach in
any public school in Michigan
throughout his lifetime.
With the improvements in the
1920's came the introduction of meth-
ods, psychology, and directed teach-
ing into the curriculum. From the
41 courses offered in 1921 the units
of work have expanded to over 200

last year including the- additional
programs of instruction in physical
education, public health nursing, and
vocational education, under the
Smith-Hughes provision.
Accompanying this development
was the building of the University
High School and University Elemen-
tary School. The former was to be
used as a laboratory for scientific
study and as facilities for observa-
tional and directed teaching work.
Completed in 1930, the Elementary
School now enrolls 150 children from
the pre-primary grades to the seventh
grade. Its chief purpose is to pro-
vide educational research and the
study of child development.
At the end of its three decades of
service the School of Education lists
223 courses directed by a staff of 68
instructors. Of these courses one-
third are on the graduate level.





Servi ce

Dining Roo
March 10, 1940
Apple Fritters with Maple Syrup
Grilled Little Pig Sausages
Tossed Chef's Salad
Ice Cream, Beverage
Spanish Omelette
French Fried Potatoes
Fresh Peas
Butterscotch Sundae, Beverage
Fried Oysters and Bacon Sand-
wich on Toast (open)
Cole Slaw Tartar Sauce
Shoe String Potatoes
Apple Pie or Chop Suey Sundae
Tomato Juice Cocktail
Chicken a la King in Pattie Shell
French Fried Potatoes
Fruit Salad, Ice Cream
with 'Wafers or
Peanut Layer Cake, Beverage


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