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National Meet
Of Physicists
Planned Here
1evelopments In Nuclear
Physics To Be Subject
Of Summer Symposium
Prominent on the program of the
University's Summer Session will be
the symposium on "Recent Develop-
ments in Nuclear Physics."
Men regarded as national authori-
tis in the field of physics have been
i4Vited from all over the United States
to attend the Symposium. Among
them will be Prof. E. Wigner, profes-
sor of physics at Princeton Universi-
ty, who has been invited to remain
for th entire summer.
From Duke University Prof. F. Lon-n
don will come to take part in the dis-
cussion. Others who have been in-
vited are Prof. W. H. Furry of Harvard
University and Prof. R. Serber of the
University of Illinois.
The Symposium, which will meet
at various places on the campus, is
intended to be a discussion group,
according to Prof. George E. Uhlen-
uate students from the University as
beck of the physics department. Grad-
well as prominent physicists from
all over the United States are expect-
ed to be present at the various meet-
ings of the Symposium.
The Sympsoium is intended to re-
veal the work which is being done
by modern physicists in the field of
nuclear physicists, Professor Uhlen-
beck said.
Each of the professors who have
been invited to take part in the Sym-
poium will deliver at least one paper
on that part of physics in which he
specializes. These addresses, Profes-
sor Uhlenbeck explained, will serve
to acquaint the young physicist with
the various fields of the work which
he is studying. Listening to these
papers, he said, the student will get
a clearer picture of the whole field
of physics.
Among the faculty men of the Uni-
veraity who will take part in the Sym-
posium are Prof. David M. Dennison
and Professor Uhleneck.
Persons who wish further informa-
tion on the Symposium should see the
secretary of the physics department
in Room 1053 E. Physics Building. An
announcement of the entire program
of the Symposium will be available
for distribution within a month.
Eta Kappa Nu Plans
Trip Through East
An inspection trip similar to that
taken last year through several of
the large eastern manufacturing com-
panies is being proposed for this
spring vacation by Eta Kappa Nu,
electrical engineering society.
One or more chartered buses would
be the means of transportation, en-
abling the students to travel as a
One possible outline of the trip has
been suggested as follows: Leave Ann
Arbor Saturday, April 6, and go to
Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., New
York City, Niagara Falls, and then1
return to Ann Arbor the following
Women To Give Supper
The Woman's Benefit Association
of Ann Arbor will give a supper
March 21 at the Knights of Pythias
Hall, the benefits of which will be
used for the benefit work carried on
by the organization. Tickets may
be purchased from Mrs. Fred Jolly,'


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Songs And Itinerary Readied
For Glee Club's Spring Trip

Ann Arbor

Here Is Today's
.In Summar


Beginning Monday, organizations
in Ann Arbor including service clubs,
schools, churches, theatres and news-
papers will cooperate in an educa-
tional program to acquaint business
men and the general public with the
growing importance of the State's
"tourist industry," to culminate in a
"Know Michigan Tourist Week"
April 14 to 21.
The groups involved will also seek
to make known to the people of
Michigan the great attractions of
their state as a vacation land.

Today Is Final
Prize Deadline
Ransdell Fellowship Given
For Religious Stodies
Today is the deadline for applica-
tions to be submitted for the Mar-
garet Kraus Ransdell fellowship for
graduate studies in religion, accord-
ing to Dr. Edward W. Blakeman,
counselor in religious education.
Applications for the fellowship,
which was instituted as a memorial
to the late Margaret Kraus, daughter
of Dean and Mrs. E. H. Kraus, should
be submitted to the Dean of the Grad-
uate School. The fellowship provides


Co-chairmen for the project in this I for one year of graduate study in any

- Daily Photo by Bogle.
Robert Vandenberg, business manager of the Glee Club, points
out the route of the club's spring trip to members Jack Luxan, (top
left) Phelps Hines and Henry tuttle, (right). The trip will take the
group to Chicago and places in Wisconsin and the upper peninsula.

Plans for the varsity Glee Club's
1940 spring trip are complete. The
route and stops have been fixed and
the songs have been practiced. All
the boys need now is a little faster
movement of the calendar and every-
thing will be fine, according to the
way of thinking of Bob Vandenberg,
'40, business manager of the club.
The trip this year will constitute a
swing to Chicago up through Wis-
consin and the Upper Peninsula of
Michigan and back home. Tradition-
ally taken during Spring Vacation
each year, the route has at one time
or another taken the club over every
section of the United States.
Thirty- Seven Members
Thirty-seven members of the club
will make the trip. Prof. David E.
Mattern, of the School of Music, will
direct all concerts and sings on the
way. The club will give concerts at
the following towns. First stop will
be in Chicago, where they will en-
tertain the University of Michigan
Club in the grand ballroom of the
Drake Hotel. The next stop will be
made in a jump back to Gary, Ind.,
where they will again entertain a
local alumni group.
After the Gary stop, the club will
Parley Plans
To Be Valued
Committee Will Convene
To Decide Theme
Proposals for the outline of the
Spring Parley, April 19, 20 and 21,
will be discussed at a luncheon at
12:10 p.m. today in the Union by
members of the continuations com-
mittee and representatives of the Stu-
dent Senate.
Specific result of today's meeting,
it is Doped, will be the decision as to
what should constitute the theme of
the Parley. When that has been de-
cided, the arrangements committee
for the Parley, headed by Martin
Dworkis, '40, will proceed to make
the detailed plans for the general
panel discussion groups.
Several proposals have already
been presented, one asking that the
Parley should consider student gov-
ernment, and one asking that not
only student government, but the
whole broad field of democracy as
it affects students, should be the cen-
tral theme. Daniel Huyett, '42, gen-
eral chairman of the Parley, will give
a report at today's luncheon of the
last meeting of the Student Senate,
where the Parley formed the main
subject of discussion.

reverse direction, and swing back to
Milwaukee. Next day, they will give
a concert at Lawrence College under
the auspices of that school's a cap
pella choir. The Marquette alumni
organization will hear them next, and
after a stay at Saulte Ste. Marie, they
will return to Ann Arbor, ther trip
In describing the type of music
which the Glee Club uses on these
trips, Vandenberg said that the sings
were regular formal concerts. Music
includes classical pieces, sacred mus-
ic, folk songs and spirituals, and a
selected group of Michigan songs.
The club, as is its custom, opens all
its programs with "Laudes Atque
Has Fine Repertoire
The club's repertoire is made up by
Professor Mattern, from the cream
of the year's collection. Pointing at
the spring trip, high point of the
season, the group rehearses many
songs during the year. The best of]
these are picked for this occasion.
The same concert is given at every
The Michigan Men's Glee Club has
been organized since 1859, Vanden-
berg said. Though it has experienced
some changes, for the most part its
customs are far reaching. At one
time the organization went by the
name of Mandolin and Glee Club with
its members singing and playing. At
one time also, the club had its own
orchestra with which it was accom-
panied in its concerts. In a way, the
1940 trip is a celebration since it
represents Professor Mattern's tenth
year with the group.
Prof. Mandlebaumr
Will Address Hillel
Prof. David Mandlebaum of the an-
thropology department of the Uni-
versity of Minnesota will talk on "The
Jews of Cochin" at 8 p.m. today at
the Hillel Foundation following the
regular Friday night Conservative
In his address Professor Mandle-
baum will discuss his experiences do-
ing research work in primitive cul-
ture in southern India and his dis-
covery of Cochin. There he found a
settlement of Jewish people who look
and act as Indians but who follow
many of the Jewish customs and prac-
tices. The settlement is thought to
be about two thousand years old.
Guidance Group Discusses
Training, Job Application
The State Guidance Committee will
be lead tomorrow in a panel discus-
sion on "Training and How To Apply
For A Job" by its chairman, Dr. T.
Luther Purdom, director of the Uni-
versity Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information, at Lan-
Miss Gertrude Muxen, counselor on
vocational guidance at the Bureau,
will also participate in a Guidance
Committee panel on the subject
"Solving Problems in Adjustment of
High School Pupils." Dr. Purdom
and Miss Muxen will return to Ann
Arbor Saturday evening.

area are Stanley G. Waltz, manager I
of the Union, and Chester S. Man-
ning of Ypsilanti.
Among other things, a recreation
census of business men will be taken
to gather information on how the
tourist season influences volume of
business and employment. Also, an
essay contest is to be sponsored in
the high schools.
Plans for nearly $10,000 worth
of improvements in the Ann
Arbor High School, the public
library and the Northside School
are now under consideration by
the Board of Education after sub-
mission by the Board's executive
The plans include new equip-
ment and alterations for the
library, equipment for the fifth
and sixth, grades at the North-
side School and equipment and
alterations for the high school.
The last item includes a new
boiler, enlargement of the boys'
locker room, new lockers and' a
terazzo floor in the room. The
boiler would replace one that has
been in use for 35 years.
* * *
Formerly liquidator in Ann Arbor
for the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corp., Bruce P. Greene has been
elected assistant vice-president of
the Ann Arbor Trust Co., and will
assume his new duties April 1.
Greene handled the liquidation of
the three Ann Arbor banks the de-
posits of which were taken over by
the Ann Arbor Savings & Commercial
Bank when he came here four years
ago for the FDIC.
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college selected, regardless of religious
Also announced by Dr. Blakeman is
Big Ten competition for a scholarship
of $500 to the Chicago Theological
Seminary. One student from the Uni-
versity will be selected to enter the
Many Grads. Are
In Who's Who Say
Alumni Officials
The Who's Who In America" for
1938 lists at least one member of
every graduating class in the literaryE
college from 1868 to 1928 with the7
exception of six classes, the latest1
issue of the "Michigan Alumnus" re-
In an exhaustive study made by the1
staff of the Alumni Catalggue Office
of the volume "Who's Who," which
contains only the names of distin-
guished Americans, it was found that
432 members of the literary college
were included, with the class of 1895
placing 21 in the roster to win first
place for numbers from a single class
in any school or college.
The total number of degrees from
the University's schools and colleges
in aggregate reached 1,351, the Cata-
logue workers found, although the
number of degrees was somewhat in
excess of the actual number of per-
sons, since many of those listed re-
ceived two or more degrees. There
were, however, 962 University gradu-
ates, including holders of honorary
degrees, who could be sifted from
the total.
The Law School alumni of all but
11 classes during the 1868-1928 period
were represented, and graduate degree
recipients in all but 13 of the 60.
years are listed, although there was
no formally organized Graduate De-
partment until 1892. At that time it
became part of the literary college,
until its inauguration as a separate
college in 1917. Since 1889 at least
one winner of a graduate degree in
every year except 1938 has placed in
"Who's Who."
In volume the Law School degrees
number 238, including one awarded
in 1930, and the graduate degrees
total 309 when 21 degrees awarded
between 1928 and 1938 are included.
The fourth highest total of degrees
listed for Michigan alumni since 1875
to last year was 174 honorary de-
Other schools and colleges had
representatives, too, although not in
the large numbers noted, the Cata-
logue workers found. From classes
in the engineering college, 64 degree
holders placed, from the Medical
School, 55, from the Pharmacy Col-
lege 17, from the Dentistry School
10, fro mthe Forestry School six, and
from the Music School one,
Teams Compete For Rome
Art Academy Awards
Three teams, each composed of
three students in the College of Ar-
chitecture and Design, have sub
mitted entries in the architectural
contest sponsored by the Association,
of the Alumni of the American Aca-
demy in Rome.
The teams, consisting of student
architects, painters and sculptors,
were aided by faculty advisers. The
first team included James Albert,
'40A, Christine Nagel, '40A and An-
toinette Feretti, '42A.

Student Makes
Political Debut
In April Ballot
If an early start means anything
in politics. Robert McAuliffe, '41,
should someday be an FDR or a Jim
McAuliffe, with his twenty-first
birthday just behind him, has been
nominated by a caucus of the Ann
Arbor township Democratic party here
to run for township clerk in the April'
The only "record" to which he can
appeal in order to convince his con-i
stituents of his fitness is the office 1
of president of the Student Council!
of St. Thomas High. He has partici-
pated very little in campus politics.
Contends With Republicans
Although he knows that Washtenaw
County is predominantly Republican
and that he will therefore face many
obstacles in trying to win the elec-I
tion, McAuliffe has thrown his hat
in the race more as a declaration of
his interest in community politics
than in hope of winning.
McAuliffe's studies here are in-
tended to aid him in a political career
when he graduates. He is majoring
in history in order to provide himself
with a constitutional and'historical
background, and also specializing in
economics for analytical side of com-
munity problems. He plans to enter
law school.
Has Liberal Outlook
In his outlook McAuliffe professes
to be a liberal. He has not planned
any vigorous campaign or formed
any platform, since, he explains, the
position he is seeking is largely secre-
tarial and does not involve conflict-
ing issues.
McAuliffe is paying his way through
school by working 40 hours a week at
the Ford plant in Ypsilanti. Aside
from the sidelights on labor condi-
tions that his work affords him, he
is using it as an experiment in or-
ganizing his time. The test is whether
or not he can make good grades while
carrying a full work schedule. Thus
far he has succeeded.

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New England's
Art Is Analyzed
By Untermeyer
(Continued from Page 1)
Lowell "filled her poetry with her
own life-blood and when her life-
blood went out, her poetry could no
longer live. But her poetry will live
as a great influence," he said.
Though Edward Arlington Robinson
in personality was the complete anti-
thesis of Miss Lowell, he intensified
her advances, Mr. Untermeyer con-
tinued. "Robinson's poetry was the
true flowering of New England; it
was his poetry that embodied the
challenge to wealth, solidity and suc-
cess, that characterizes the new New
England." Robinson, identifying him-
self with those to whom money was
not the great aim of life, wrote his
poetry about life's failures-those
who seek escape by poetry, dreams
and drink," he noted.
Expressing his deep conviction that
the greatest living American poet and
the greatest poet now writing in the
English language is Robert Frost, Mr.
Untermeyer indicated that Frost's
works combined the "two greatest
things which poetry can accomplish:
depth of meaning and height of sug-
"Frost's poetry joins the whimsical
humor of New England with the re-
straint, delicacy, tenderness, combi-
nation of banter and beauty that is
typically American," he declared.
Frost's simple, direct parlance, his
tang, make his poetry definitely New
England, definitely American; the
tone of voice in which he communi-
cates his thought is American; the
semi-questioning, semi-critical, semi-
humorous musical tenderness integral
in Frost's poetry could only have been
written in our time and in our coun-
try," Untermeyer concluded.


|-- By JUNE McKEE - -||
The Mutual Broadcasting System
has arranged to carry Michigan's,
Annual Spring Band Concert over
coast-to-coast hook-up for 45 minutes
March 28. The guest conductor for
this performance will be Morton
Gould, musical consultant for the
MBS at WOR in Newark. All per-
sonnel and equipment for this radio
pick-up will be provided by the Mich-
igan University staff. Donn Chown,
Grad., will handle announcing duties
while Jerry Wiesner, Chief Radio
Technician, and Charles Moore, assis-
tant, manage the control board. The
program will originate in Hill Audi-
torium and be broadcast from 9:30
to 10:15 p.m.
Michigan Fanfare
Stan Swinton, '40, and Dave Zeit-
lin, '40, again present the "Michigan
Fan Fare" sportscast over WCAR and
WMBC at 2:45 p.m. today.
Then the "Game of the Week" will
feature words of feline feeling-
which connotation may be much bet-
ter clarified upon turning the dial
WJR way today at 3:30 p.m. Then
those ceremonies masterers, Jack
Gelder, '40, and your scribe will quiz
Arthur Klein, Grad., Tom Harmon,
'40, Laya Wainger, '41, and Jeanne'
Parmelee, '40, on some selected "cat"
words. Dick Slade, '41, is announcer.
Fan Mail Comes In
Some few fan cards coming in for
this program still persist in reaching
"Mr. Morris Hall," personalitizing the
building whose spelling was whimsic-
ally varied so-until announcer Slade
started settling the question in the
"close" of each Friday broadcast .. .
Then one letter came in quite grandly
(and we often wonder how) addressed
simply "The NBC Network, Game of
the Week, Ann Arbor," when WJR
is hooked up with Columbia . . . .
Another note seemed to comb Ann
Arbor seeking "Richard Abbott" for
distribution of some broadcast talks.

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