T HE MICHIGAN DATLY
TUR SDDAY, MARCH 14, 1940
Ransdell $500 Religious
By Dr. E. W. Blakeman
Applications for the Margaret
Kraus Ransdell fellowship for gradu-
ate study in religion should be sub-
mitted to the Dean of the Graduate
School tomorrow, Dr. Edward W.
Blakeman, counselor in religious edu-
cation, said yesterday.
This fellowship, instituted as a
memorial to the late Margaret Kraus,
daughter of Dean and Mrs. E. H.
Kraus, provides annually one year of
graduate work in any University
seected, regardless of religious affili-
Students interested in competing
with persons from other Big Ten uni-
versities for a $500 scholarship next
year in the Chicago Theological
Seminary may interview Dr. Blake-
man this week. One student from
the University will be selected to en-
ter the competition.
. Dr. Blakeman also announced
scholarships to be available in train-
ing for the ministry, religious educa-
tion, social service or missionary
teaching at Hartford Theological
Seminary, Boston School of Theology,
Drew Seminary, Union Theological
Seminary and the Yale Divinity
School. Applications for these
awards should be made during March.
Although there is no graduate
school in theology in the University,
Dr. Blakeman reminded students that
there are degree programs here in
religion and ethics and religious edu-
cation. More than 300 graduates of
Liner America Is Streamlined Giant Of Merchant Marine
Union To Start
Participants Will Compare
Michigan Men Of Today
With Those Of Yesterday
Complete plans for the series of
intramural debates to be conducted
under the auspices of the Union,
starting Sunday were announced byj
Charles Kerner, '41E of the executive
The debates will argue the ques-
tion, "Resolved that Michigan men of
today lack the resourcefulness and
hardiness of their predecessors." Se-
lected from a large number of pos-
sible topics, the question was design-
ed to investigate the "escapades,
campus cut ups, and other colorful
aspects of a past Michigan."
It is the first time that such a
debate contest has been carried on,
according to Kerner. A silver cup
will be awarded to the winning team.
Debates Sunday will begin at 3 p.m.
The contest will be run as a round
robin competition and will be held
on successive Sundays. Faculty Judges
will rule at all of the meetings.
The first competition will be be-
tween the following groups; Wenley
House vs. Phi Kappa Tau, Lambda
Ci Alpha vs. Fletcher Hall, Sigma
Chi vs. Sigma Nu, Sigma Alpha Ep-
cilon vs. Sigma Phi and Allen Rum-
sey House vs. Alpha Nu. Captains of
these teams have been notified of the!
stand, negative or affirmative which
they are to take.
The second of a series of hobby
discussions, open to all students, will
be held in the Union next Tuesday,
according to Harold Singer, '41. The
hobby group will be addressed by
Prof. A. D. Moore of the engineering
Here Is Today's
Chosen for the American Legion's
citizenship citation is former Mayor
Robert A. Campbell, now a member
of the city planning commission and
the park board, once treasurer of the
University for 20 years.
The citation will be awarded at
the citizenship banquet March 28 in
the Union, sponsored jointly by all
Legion posts in Washtenaw County.
Speaker at the dinner will be Ed-
ward Schieberling of Albany, N. Y.,
a past district judge in New York.
Sheriff Jacob B. Andres will accept
the new mobile first aid unit for
his department at the banquet.
More than 250 persons will
participate in the grand chorus
at the Ann Arbor Civic Music
Night Wednesday, April 3, in
This chorus will be composed
of 15 choirs, 10 of which are
church choirs. Six of the choirs
will sing as individual units as
well as with the chorus.
Thirteen Barton Hills property
owners have obtained a temporary
injunction from Circuit Judge George
W. Sample impounding Ann Arbor
city school taxes paid by them to the
treasurer of Ann Arbor township.
The group filed last Jan. 15 a suit
challenging the inclusion of their
property in the city school district.
The present injunction restrains the
township treasurer from turning the
tax money over to the county trea-
surer for transfer to the city schools.
Debate On IsolatioU
Contests To Be Held
League On Renewal
This picture of the 723-foot United States liner America, the first showing her complete outline, was
taken shortly after installation of her second streamlined funnel. The boat, which will carry 1,219 passen-
gers, is the most important unit in the government's merehant marine building program.
the University have
Church, he said.
gone into thel
Isaacs To Talk
At Hillel Today
Lecturer Will Illustrate
Speech On Jewish Type
,Prof.. Raphael Isaacs, of the Med-
l, School, will give an illustated
lecture on the topic "Is Th'e a
Jewish Type" at 8 p.m. today in the
In his talk, Professor Isaacs will
attempt to debunk the view that a
definite Jewish type of individual
exists as, despite intermarriage, there
is a tendency for groups residing to-
gether to resemble each other in
the course of time and the ancient
Jew was described as a tall, blue-
Another illustrated talk will be
given by Prof. David Mandlebaum of
the anthropology department of the
University of Minnesota on "The
Jews of Cochin" at 8 p.m. tomorrow.
Colored motion pictures illustrating
the 1939 National Soaring Contest at
Elmira, N.Y., will feature the meeting I
of the University Glider Club at
7:30 p.m. today in Room 348 of the
West Engineering Building.
* * *
Flying Club members will hold a
flying meet Sunday afternoon at
Ypsilanti airport. Contestants will
be limited to student flyers who have
logged at least one half hour of prac-
tice during the past week. Cars will
leave the Union at 2:10 p.m. for the
Meetings Today: Pi Tau Pi Sigma
at 7:30 p.m. in Room 301 of the En-
gineering Annex. E.A.E. at 7:30 p.m.
in the Union.
Wrong, Squirrel Says
Although there has been limited
research on the subject, a member
of the rodent family is not likely to
remember a man, Prof. Walter B.
Pillsbury, of the psychology depart-
ment, declared in answer to an in-
quiry--and unaware that a play be-
ing enacted on the Michigan campus
is daily disproving his words.
The scene is the diagonal. The
actors are a discolored squirrel withj
a scarred back, and a tall, light-
complexioned man on crutches. The
phenomenon is the fact that the ro-
dent, nicknamed "Old Girl," has rec-
ognized the man, even after long
lapses of time, over a period of a
year, and feeds from his hand.
The prologue is an explanation of
their acquaintance which occurred
last year when a pack of dogs had
cornered "Old Girl" and were at-
Elaborating and criticizing points
brought up by Dr. Louis Mann's lec-
ture in the series on "The Existencej
and Nature of Religion," Dr. Isaac
Rabinowitz, director of the Hillel
Foundation, led the Siudent Reli-
gious Association Forum Monday in
Dr. Mann's conception of the iden-
tity of faith and doubt was criticized
as an oversimplification. It was con-
tended that he had confused entities
and processes, and that he had not
recognized the lack of a guiding
thread behind doubt similar to the
one motivating faith.
In answer to the question of "Why
Be Religious?" Dr. Rabinowitz sug-
gested two opinions which Dr. Mann
might give: that man cannot help
but be religious, and that religion
gives an armory of ideas with which
mankind can attack the evils beset-
Dr. Rabinowitz Leads SRA Forum
Women varsity debaters open their
home season today with two Big Ten
non-decision contests scheduled with
the University of Indiana on the re-
newal of the Federal Housing Admin-
istration Program at 4 and 7:30 p.m.
in the Hussey Room of the League.
Jane Krause, '41, and Elizabeth
Lightner, '41, will take the affirma-
tive side of the question against
Coach Robert Huber's team from In-
diana in the afternoon contest. Mary
Virginia Bush, '41BAd., and Elizabeth
M. Shaw, '41, will take the, negative
in the evening debate on the propo-
sition, "Resolved, That the Federal
Housing Administration Program
Should Not Be Renewed."
Women's debates are sponsored by
the League and everyone is invited to
attend with no admission being
Barbara Newton, '41, and Janet
Grace, '42, returned yesterday from
the University of Purdue where they
were awarded a decision on the nega-
tive of the topic in a formal debate
Tuesday. Mrs. Frederic 0. Crandall,
women's debate coach, accompanied
them on the trip.
Dean Alice Lloyd, Miss Ethel A.
McCormick, social director of women.
and Mr. Huber will be guests of the
debaters for dinner at the League.
New Welfare Projects
Assistance to refugees, Jewish-
Gentile relations, and public welfare,
were three new projects begun last
night by the Fellowship of Recon-
ciliation. The projects will be taken
up at the new Wednesday night
weekly action meetings of the Fel-
These meetings will also continue
the work started last semester on
the Negro problem. Last night's
meeting was the first of a series
to plan action on Reconciliation
Un versiy Departmenfal Problems,
Cited By President In Annual Report
(This is the second article describing
thehighlights of President Ruts"ven's
annual report for 1938-1939)
President Ruthven announced in
his report that a five-year course
will be mandatory, beginning next
fall, to receive the degree of Bachelor
of Architecture. The four-year pro-
gram will be withdrawn except for
those students now in residence who
may elect to follow the older and
* * *
According to Dean Wells I.
Bennett, scholarships are the
most urgent need in the archi-
tecture college. "Progress in ar-
chitectural and design education
must depend on the quality of
the students, and we are badly
in need of scholarships in order
to attract able students," Dean
Dean C. E. Griffin, of the business
administration schools, believes that
it will be possible to carry on tlt
work in his school effectively without
any substantial increase of personnel
in the regular faculty, despite in-
creased enrollment. Dean Griffin ex-
plains that the addition of assist-
ants to help the faculty should take
care of the extra load. He told Pres-
ident Ruthven that the outstanding
problem of the business administra-
tion school is housing.
* * *
these, 103 were from institutions1
other than Michigan. In 1939 1
5,594 students attended the sum-1
mer session, compared to 5,771 x
in 1938 and 5,110 in 1937.
* * *
University officials are making a
greater effort than ever before to
strengthen relations with high
schools, Registrar Ira Smith reported.
High school principals who have
freshmen enrolled in the University
are sent a complete report as to the
tests given during the Orientation
Period, and reports are sent to the
principals at the end of the first
semester and at the end of the year,
giving the scholastic success of their
students in the freshman class.
* * *
Automatic equipment is making
the life of the Registrar more happy.
Ira Smith told Mr. Ruthven that the
Statistical Division has expanded its
use of tabulating cards to handle
grade reports for students in the
literary college, to prepare many of
the reports sent high school princi-
pals in the state, and to secure copy,
for the official student directory.
University officials use 40,000 en-
velopes to distribute their official
publications for a single year. Total
expenditure for communication dur-
ing 1928-1939 was $1,991.47, mostly
Figures compiled by the Registrar's
office for the past eight years show
To University Club
The University of Michigan Club
of Flint hald a research meeting af-
ter a banquet last night in the Flint
Prof. Richard H. Freyberg of the
department of internal medicine dis-
cussed his work in the Rackham
Arthritis Research. Prof. Charles W.
Good, assistant director of the de-
partment of engineering research
described current projects in that
T. Hawley Tapping, general sec-
retary of the Alumni Association, also
that there is almost no difference in
the grades of studuents who enter
the University from Michigan high
schools and those who come from
During 1938-1939 a total of 273
freshmen withdrew from the Uni-
versity for one reason or another.
Economies was the field of con-
centration of 27'7 juniors and
seniors during 1938-1939. This
was by far the most popular
field. History was second with
20e persons concentrating, with.
English, Zoology, Political Sci-.
ence and Chemistry next in that
Every new male student in the
University was given a blood test
for syphilis in 1938, and four cases
of "doubtful severity" were discov-
ered as the result of the examina-
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tion, the University Health
United States foreign policy toward
nations at war were discussed when
Michigan varsity debaters argued for
isolation against Rutgers' cash-and-
carry policy last night in the Union.
William Muehl, '41, and Edgar
Clinton, '41, denounced the last war
as a war of commercial interests and
drew analogies to present conditions
which they believed would lead this
country into war, while Arthur Talbot
and William Gillam of Rutgers said
that we went into the last war to
"save the world for democracy" and
not for economic interests and added
that up to now the cash and carry
policy had not gotten us into war
with European nations.
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Michigan's summer forestry camp
should be rebuilt on an "adequate
and permanent basis," in the opinion
of Dean Samuel T. Dana. Among
the other urgent needs, Dana said,
is "establishment of scholarships and
fellowships for outstanding students,
-______ particularly in the graduate group."
* * *
at the MICHIGAN Now!
"Guys like us is the lonesomest
guys in the world ... George says
just because I'm strong as a horse
he's got to take care of me, or I'll
get into a mess o' troubie...Curley's
wife was lonesome, too ... kept
hangin' around until that day she
asked me to pet her soft smooth
hair... she screamed ... I DIDN'T
MEAN TO DO A BAD THING!"
Music instruction at the University
of Michigan is given in five different
buildings-none of them adequate
either in size or appointments for
sufficient classrooms, studios, and
practice needs, President Charles A.
Sink informed Dr. Ruthven. Conse-
quently, new physical equipment is
one of the most vital necessities to-
day, he said.
It takes 596 faculty members
to provide instruction at the
University summer school. Of
II- By JUNE McKEE --II
The slide tromboner who wanted
thc difficult passages he slowly played
recorded and speeded up to sound
good may not be disappointed after
all. Charles Moore, Assistant Radio
Technician, has invented a variable
speed turn-table to regulate recording
speeds. As far as we know, nothing
like it has ever before been devised.
At the moment the turn-table is in
experimental shape, with improve-
ments for greater accuracy upcom-
ing. Prof. Waldo Abbot is planning
to picture the apparatus in the re-
vised edition of his "Handbook of
Broadcasting," radio text used by 52
colleges and universities.
A special "Man on the Street"
broadcast will be engineered by some
students in Jerry Wiesner's class to-
day in front of Morris Hall. Robert
Cohn,'41, and Trenetta Fox, '40, will
interview those skating by at 2:45
p.m. for WCAR and WMBC listeners.
Robert Olman, Grad, announces.
Then the second lesson in the study
of interpretation will be presented by
Prof. Louis M. Eich and students at
3:30 p.m., through WJR.
Mystery Of Rohans
Told ByDr. Gravid
Rights to the, extensive holdings
of the Rohan family were recounted
by Dr. Francis Gravit of the romance
languages department in his lecture
La Vie Romanesquqe de Tancrede
de Rohan" ,here yesterday under the
auspices of Le +Cercle Francais.
The scandal of opportune an-
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