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Be Filed Today
ueation School Offers
Pests To, Aid Future
EmployersOf Students
pplications for admission to the
onal Teacher Examination must
led in the offices of the School of
cation today, Dean James B. Ed-
.dson emphasized.
hosen as one of the twenty region-
enters, the education school will
nister the test March w2and
in two six-hour sessions. The ex-
nations are designed to aid the
pective and experienced teacher
ffering school systems additional
rmation and credentials in ap-
ng for a position. Treating both
entary and secondary educa-
the tests are open to graduate
undergraduate students.
he objective test of short answer
s involving multiple choices will
nine the fields of English com-
tion and comprehension, general
are, and liberal arts program. Ed-
;ional psychology, methods and
ciples, will also be tested. Train-
experience and personality, how-
will not be included.
omen Debaters
Begin At Purdue

Bullington Will Speak
Abcoii 'Dr)nkenness'
Whi -e Wc Drunk"-ar ao-
dit-.S w .iithouta c1 lnial dE'1inonstra-
1,ion-will be the feature of the
monthly dinner meeting of the
Washtenaw Medical Society conven-
ing at 6 p.m. today in the Union.
Dr. Earl M. Bullington of the De-,
partment of Internal Medicine at
University Hospital will present the
speech as one more step in fulfilling
the program of Dr. John Detar of
Milan, the Society's president, which
says "Medical wisdom. comes only
with time. Its growth is proportional
to application. Rate of growth too
often decreases yearly after interne-
ship. Physicians of Washtenaw
County enjoy the finest scientific
programs in the State."
Arabic Society
Will Ratify Constitution,
Elect Officers Today
Al-Thaqafa, Arabic culture soci-
ety, will hold its first business meet-
ing at 4:15 p.m. today in the Union,
Ismail Khalidi, Grad., the society's
publicity chairman, announced yes-
The purpose of the meeting is to
elect officers and to ratify the new
constitution, he said. All those who
are interested in joining the society
are invited to attend.
Last Wednesday evening the soci-
ety held the first of a series of lec-
tures with Dr. Robert H. McDowell,
associate in Latin and Greek, discuss-
ing "the contributions of the Arab
peoples to world social order." Dr.
McDowell analyzed the achievements
of the Arabs in the past and expressed
the belief that if given the opportun-
ity' to unite in a federal government
comprising Iraq, Syria and Pales-

Thomas Talks President's Report Sets Forth,
Here Thursday Problems. Needs Of Universit-

Action Club Lecture
"Does Democracy Need Social-
ism?" will be discussed by Norman
Thomas, national chairman of the
socialist party, at 8 p.m. Thursday
in the Natural Science Auditorium,
under the auspices of the League
for Liberal Action, Charles Buck, '40,
announced yesterday.
The author of, "Is Conscience a
Crime?" and "America's Way Out,"
Mr. Thomas has also contributed,
as co-editor of numerous publica-
tions for the League for Industrial
Democracy, many articles on indus-
trial conditions in the United States.
Mr. Thomas' lecture is the fourth'
in a series' of six sponsored by the
League to discuss social and econom-
ic problems arising from the depres-
sion. Owen Gear, Congregational
minister, will speak March 20, on,
"The Rights and Responsibilities of
Labor," and Tucker Smith will con-
'clude the series March 28, speaking
on, "Labor and Mass Production."
Tickets may be purchased for each
lecture or for the series.
IAnn Arbor

Here Is Today's
In Summar


o women varsity debaters left
'day for Purdue University to
the varsity season on the ques-
"Resolved, That the Federal
ng Administration Program
d Not Be Renewed."
bara Newton, '41, and Janet
'42, will take the negative of
iuestion against Purdue. Mrs.
ric O. Crandall, women's de-
coach accompanied the team.



er-Cooperative Constitution
:alled Extension Of Democracy

"A significant extension of student
democracy is taking place," Frank
Rideout, '41, president of the Inter-
Cooperative Council, said yesterday
in discussing the process of adopting
a constitution for a central govern-
ing organization of the nine stu-
dent cooperative houses on the Uni-
versity campus.
"The 220 students in nine coopera-
tive houses are now in the process
of taking effective steps to meet the
problems that are of their common
concern and interest by establishing
an Inter-Cooperative Council with
legislative and executive power.
Thus, all cooperative house members
shall be able to decide upon things
that effect their lives, which is the
very essence of democracy," Rideout
"The present Council has been
nothing more than a clearing house
for the individual houses andihas
not 'had the authority to legislate
on common matters. Now, by a pro-
cess of discussing a tentative con-
stitution in the individual houses,
revision of it on the basis of criti-
cism, and a final referendum in all
the houses, this situation is being
met," Rideout observed.
"It is a tribute to the appreciation
of the democratic process that these
students possess, that they are now
doing so," he added.
"Each individual house now has
the relative powers envisioned for
the central organization, but many
of the problems to be faced by them
are greater than any one house can
effectively meet," Rideout continued,
"and therefore it is an important
step for the future of the movement
that is now taking place."

"The new Council will be able to
greatly facilitate the sound expan-
sion of the movement, somethings
which is very vital when one reviews
the phenomenal growth of the stu-
dent cooperative movement in the
last few years," Rideout stressed.
"Beginning in 1932 with the So-
cialist House (now the Michigan
House) the movement has swiftly
expanded in the last four years by
the addition of two girls' houses and
six men's houses, he mentioned.
"The others are the Alice Palmer,
Margaret Pickerill, Guild, Stalker,
Rochdale, Robert Owen, Congress,
and Brandeis houses," Rideout con-
Enthusiasm Greets
New Pre-Med Club
Enthusiasm of pre-medical stu-
dents attending the organizational
meeting of the new Pre-Medical Soci-
ety last week was such as to justify
the broadening of original plans to
arrange for larger membership than
previously thought possible, Vahan
A. Kalajan, '41, instigator of the
society said yesterday.
All interested pre-medical students
are invited to attend a meeting at
5:10 p.m. tomorrow in the East Am-
phitheatre of the West Medical Build-
ing, Kalajan said, when members of
a steering committee set up last week
will report on action taken with re-
spect to arrangements for medical
movies, similar set-ups at other
schools, plans for an election and the
possibility.of viewing surgical opera-

For 90 days, Ann Arbor is trying
a two-hour parking limit in four
downtown blocks which have pre-
viously been placed under the one-
hour limit.
The trial areas, as designated in
a resolution by the city council, are
several blocks on W. Huron St., W.
Washington St., W. Liberty St. and
E. Washington St. 1 I
Other blocks would have been in-
cluded in the plan but fWr the cold
weather freezing the ground so solid-
ly that posts carrying the notice of
the new limit could not be driven in.
These will be placed at a later date.
Wish for the coming of spring!
* * *
A week ago County Auditor H.
Donald Reed announced that $75,000
worth of Pittsfield-Ann Arbor drain
district bonds falling due April 1
would have to be defaulted because
of lack of funds. Yesterday, after a
revised estimate of anticipated tax
collections, the Board of Supervisors
finance committee said that the
bonds would be paid off in full on
the required date.
Ramsdell To Speak
On Land Utilization
Land utilization in Michigan's up-
per Peninsula will be discussed by
Prof. Willet F. Ramsdell, of the for-
estry department, at a Hiawatha!
Club meeting 8 p.m. tomorrow in
Room 306 of the Union.
Professor Ramsdell, who has had
mapping and zoning experience in!
that district, will describe the land
zoning experiment now being con-
ducted by several northern counties.
An informal discussion will follow his

(Dr. Alexander G. J1uthven, presi.
dent of the University, last week issuedf
his annual report-a comprehensivef
summary of news from eery impor-
tant department and bureau. This ise
the first of a series of two articles
which TIhe Daily wil publish concern-
ing some of the subjects discussed in
Dr. Ruthven's report.)
An old age pension plan for non-
faculty members of the University
today is even more remote than it
was a couple of years ago, according
to vice-president Shirley W. Smith.
Mr. Smith, in his annual report to
President Ruthven, said that "finan-
cial conditions have forced the aban-
donment for the time being of the
old-age retirement plan discussed
hopefully in previous reports" Uni-
Versity administration officials have
not forgotten the problem, Mr. Smith
added, because the pension system
is 'growing steadily more serious and
unavoidable both from the humane
and the business point of view."
The year 1938-1939 was one of
"unprecedented achievement" in new
buildings at the University of Mich-
igan. During the year land was ac-
quired and contracts let for eightI
new buildings, including equipment,I
at a cost of approximately six milliont
dollars. Work on all of the projects
is now in progress, and will all be
completed during 1940. The only
building which was financed by statec
funds was the Neuropsychiatric In-c
stitute, which vas completed in Jan-
uary, 1939, and deicated by appro-
priate ceremonies on February 11,N
Dead of Students Joseph A. Burs-
ley believes that the full influence of
the new men's dormitories can onlyr
be determined by time. In his an-
nual report for 1938-1939, Dean
Bursley said that "there is no ques-
tion but that the living conditions1
of a large part of the student bodyl
will be greatly improved, but what
the effect of the erection of these
Houses will have on the number and1
character of the men students of the
University only time can tell."
Sorority distribution of women
continued to be a problem in
Ann Arbor in 1938-1939. Dean
of Women Alice C. Lloyd report-
ed that eight groups of woment
were too large for their houses,
and four houses did not havet
sufficient members to fill their1
chapter houses. Dean Lloyd saidt
that the problem is being reliev-
ed through the joint cooperationl
of the faculty and the Pan-Hel
lenic Society. "At the end of the
year there seemed to be a better
spirit among sorority women and
a real feeling that they must,1
help each other in a crisis,"
Dean Lloyd declared.
University women earned $78,123
in 1938-1939, exclusive of summer
employment, according to University
statistics. A total of 761 women re-
ceived the employment. Almost half
of the wages were paid to omen in
private homes, working for board
and room.
Lack of space in the Chemistry
and Pharmacy building has mde it
impos ible to schedule several courses
which are greatly in demand, Dean


(Continued from Page 4)
"Labor and the War" tonight, in
Rogm 305 Michigan Union at 8:00.
Herbert MacCreedy District Director
of New America, will lead the discus-

JC*P Usher's Meeting
o'clock in the League.
compulsory. Bring class

today at 5

Edward 1.. Kraus of 0he literary
college, told President Ruthven, In
addition, there is an urgent need
for more space in Haven Hall; Play
Production needs more laboratory
quarters; and another auditorium
for plays and lecture use should be
* * *
Improved conditions resulted
in the employment of "almost
all" of the University engineer-
ing college graduates in 1938-
1939, the executive committee of
the collegeO announced.
* * *
Student enrollment in the regular
session of the medical schol is over-
whelmingly from the State of Mich-
igan. From Michigan there were 375

Weekly Duplicate Bridge Session
will be held in Room 302 of the Michi-
gan Union tonight at 7:30. Small
entrance fee.
Christian Science Organization will
meet tonight at 8:15 in the chapel
of the Michigan League.
Conversation Hebrew class will be
held tonight at 7:00 at the Hillel
The Bibliophiles Section of the
Faculty Women's Club will meet at
2:30 today at 210 Devonshire Rd.
Michigan Dames: Child Study
group will meet in the League tonight
at 8 o'clock to hear Miss Catherine
Herbolsjheimer, University Hospital
dietitian, speak on cooking for young
Bookshelf and Stage Section of the
Faculty Women's Club will meet to-
day at 2:45 p.m. at the home of Mrs.
Charles E. Koella, The Cutting Apart-
ment, 709 S. State Street.
Coming Events
Chemistry Colloquim: Miss Eliza-
beth M. Wing will speak on "The
Problem of Selenium in Soils and
Plants," on Wednesday, March 13, at

4:15 p.m. in Room 303 Chemistry
Building. All interested are invited.
Phi Sigma business meeting 8:00
p.m., Wednesday, March 13, in Out-
ing Club Room, Rackham Building.
Elections of new members and offi-
cers for next year. All actives urged
to be present.
The Pre-Medical So ety will meet
Wednesday, March 13, at 5:10 p.m., in
the East Amphitheatre, of the West
Medical Building. All interested pre-
medics should attend.
Graduate Students: A meeting will
be held Thursday, Mar. 14, at 7:30
p.m. in the Amphitheatre of the
Rackham Building to discuss plans
for the formation of a graduate coun-
cil. The purpose of the council would
be to promote and cordinate gradu-
ate activities, both social and edu-
cational, and to better relations be-
tween graduate students and faculty.
Your attendance is necessary to as-
sure success. If unable to attend,
please indicate your interest byesign-
ing list at the Information Desk in
the Rackham Building.
U. of M. Flying Club will c6nduct
a flying meet Sunday afternoon,
March 17, at the Ypsilanti airport.
All participants must have logged at
least one-half hour of practice during
the week preceding the meet. Car
leaves front of Union at 2:10 p.m. on
Mimes meeting on Wednesday eve-
ning at 8 o'clock in the Union. All
members must be present.
Glider Club will show a 1-hour
colored film on "The 1939 National
Soaring Contest at Elmira," on Thurs-
day, March 14, 7:30 p.m. in Room

Prof. Dunham Tells
Of Quaker Tenet§
Leading the third symposium of
tlP ' F rstCongegational Church,.
Prof. Arthur Dunham of the sociol-
ogy department described Quaker
tenets and church organization in
his speech, "Why I Am A Quaker"
Sunday morning.
The quiet meditation of the Qua-
ker ceremony is unique, providing
the participants with inspiration al-
though little at times is spoken,
Prof. Dunham stated. The church
appoints one person to start and con-
clude the service.
students, and next in size was New
York, with 26 students. There were
nine students registered from foreign'
countries-four from China, two
from the West Indies, two from
Hawaii, and one from the Phillip-

348, West Engineering Bud
Members requested to attend and the
public is welcome.
Open house, Barbour Gymnisalin
on Wednesday evening, arch 13,
7:30-9:30. Special guests invited are
residents of Adams House and the
League Houses inZone e All tu-
dents welcome.
Independent Girls: All independent
women interested in lower cost hous-
ing and other economic and social
advantages of cooperative living are
invited to attend an informal tea at
the Alice F. Palmer Cooperative
House at 1511 Washtenaw Satutday
March 16, from 3 to 5 p.m. Call
2-2218 for further information.
Ann Arbor Independents meeting
on Thursday at 4:15 p.m. in the
Seminar in Oriental Religions:
Confucianism will be disc ed by
Ang Tsung Liu at the third \neeting
of the Seminar, Lane Hall, 7:30, wed-
nesday evening. All interested stu-
dents invited,.
Professor Robert Angell will review
"The Idea of a Christian Society" by
T. S. Eliot, at Lane Hall Library,
Thursday, 4:15 p.m.
Michigan Dames: Drama group is
meeting in the home of Mrs. Carl
V. Weller, 11:30 Fair Oaks Parkway
Wednesday evening at to'clock,
Or No, Pahts
for me*
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