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Center To Hold University Observatories Show
Symposium Unusual And Interesting History
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To Direct Band Clinic

-appan inaugural Address
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Conparison Of AmericanI
And Foreign Curricula
To Be Students' Topic
Open House April 26
Five of the University's students
who have studied at foreign Universi-
ties will participate in the Interna-
tional Center's first symposium on
international education at 7 p.m. to-
morrow at the Center.
To be held following the regular
Sunday night supper, the symposium
wijl present some of the results of the
conferences on international and
comparative education which have
been held for the past three weeks at
the Center.
Participating in the symposium will
be Mrs. Francesca Thivy, Madras
Women's College, India; Ruth Ciu,
Hwa Nan College, China; Deogracias
Borlongan, University of the Philip-
pines; Akiyoshi Hayashida, Universi-
ty of Hawaii, and Fakhri Maluf, the
American University at Betrut, Syria.
At 7:15 p.m., Monday, the Center
v11 show its weekly movies.' To be
shown is the film "Washington's Vir-
ginia." This film includes views of
Mount Vernon, Williamsburg and
other historic points.
The Center will hold its open house
April 26 at the Intramural Building,
Prof. J. Raleigh ,Nelson, director, an-
nounced yesterday.
Abilene, Tex., March 22.-GP)-Dr.
J. D. Sandefer, 72, president of Har-
din-Simmons University, died today.
Office and Portable Models

Fram Detroit Citizens
Almost as a direct result of Pres-
ident'Tappan's inaugural address of
1852 funds to raise the first Univer-
sity observatory were gathered. Pres-
ident Tappan in his speech painted
i glowing picture of the great in-
stitution which was growing up in
th^ outskirts of Ann Arbor, and a
group of Detroit business men, as
unthused as the speaker, collected a
sum of $15,000 to be used to benefit
the University in some way.
President Tappan suggested that
an observatory be built, the Board
of Regents accepted the gift, added
$6,000 of University funds, and in
1855 the first observatory in this
part of the country, and the third
largest in the nation at that time,
opened its doors.
President Tappan, while traveling
in Europe, succeeded in persuading
Franz Brunnow, who has been an
assistant to the great German as-
tronomer, Encke, to come to America
to be the first director of the Univer-
sity observatory.
James Craig Watson, who did re-
markable work in astronomy, and
- en Here
Clinic And Conferences
Will Be Featured
The Postgraduate course in Gener-
al Medicine sponsored by the Ameri-
can College of Physicians and held
here in the University Hospital under
the directon of Dr. Cyrus C." Sturgis,
Chairman of the Department of Inter-
nal Medicine, opened this week with
a series o ward demonstrations, clin-
ics and medical conferences and will
continue each day until Saturday,
March 30.
Each year the College selects sev-
eral institutions throughout the coun-
try in which to present these courses
to the Fellows and Associates of the
College. Michigan, this 'year, was
one of five institutions selected. The
course in General Medicine is de-
signed to give a survey of the recent
developments in general medicine. It
consists of ward demonstrations, clin-
ics and conferences with special times
for discussions of subjects presented.

who was a student of Brunnow later
took over the directorship of the ob-
Others followed Watson until in
1905 Professor William Hussey, who
had been a pupil of the preceding
director, was appointed head of the
observatory. During his directorship
a new dome was built, housing a
371/-inch reflecting telescope equip-
ped with spectographs. A students'
observatory was built on the roof of
Angell Hall for classes in astronomy.
During Hyssey's directorship, thru
the gift of an alumnus, a twenty-
seven-inch lens was poured and in
1926, just after Hussey's death, was
installed in a great star station at
Bloemfontein, South Africa. In this
station much work has been done,
and it was here that studies of Mars'!
recent approach to earth were con-
Dr. Ralph H. Curtiss, Professor'
Hussey's former associate, became
director after Hussey's death, but
died shortly after, in December, 1929,
and he in turn was succeeded by the
present director, Dr. Heber D. Curtis.
Recently, at Lake Angelus, near
Pontiac, Michigan, there has been
built a small observatory with a
101/2-inch pyrex reflector. This ob-
servatory has been given to the Uni-
The University Observatory in Ann
Arbor has become obsolete and is no
longer useful for intensive study, ac-
cording to Dr. Heber D. Curtis.
Smoke from a nearby power plant,
combined with the lights of the city
interfere with accurate vision, he
said. He added that even if condi-
tions were perfect the Ann Arbor
observatory would not be greatly
useful, for nearly all astronomical
study is now from photographic
plates and the Ann Arbor observa-
tory is not able to make such platesE

More Than 13,000 Students
Visit Health Service Monthly
February Report Reveals pointed out. In February alone, 1,165
Incre nDental,Ey students used its services.
Increase inEye Pneumonia for February decreased
And Mental Treatnien in comparison to 1939. In 1940, only
seven cases were treated while 12 con-
If you have an ache, a pain, a cold cerned the doctors in 1939.
Dr a sprain, set your compass for A falling-off in utilizing the serv-
the Health Service and join the huge ices of many departments can be
'rocession of more than 13,000 stu- noted when compared to last year's
ints migrating there monthly. figures. Infirmary bed patients were
Yes, the doctors say, 13,339 stu- reduced to 173 from 332-a reduction
dints came in February and 13,339 attributable to the absence of a cold
scampered away. But 13,339 is no epidemic this year. Room calls, too,
,xtra-ordinary figure according to fell from 487 in 1939 to 179 in 1940.
the Health Service. By no means, it The sensitization clinic reported a
epresents the average monthly vol- drop in testing for allergies. Only
me of dispensary calls according to 59 patients were tested this February
the February report of the Health as against 88 last year. Dietitian con-
Service issued yesterday by Dr. Wil- ferences, phsyiothcrapy treatments,
liam M. Brace. laboratory determinations and respir-
Unlike last year, Dr. Brace boasts, atory infections showed marked de-
there was no widespread epidemic creases, Dr. Brace revealed:
of respiratory infections in 1940 even Other increases arv indicated for
though dispensary calls showed an the sensitization clinic treatments,
increase of more than 900. This rise dermatology treatments, ear, nose and
in volume is attributable though, he throat examinations, x-ray examina-
said, to the usual colds, health con- tions, prescriptions and acute appen-
ferences with former students and dicitis.
a complete examination of all new
students. Professor Lind To'Talk
Getting down to specific depart- On Electrical Discharges
ments, Dr. Brace points out that the
use of the dental and eye olinic is in- Chemical action in electrical dis-
creasing. As far as Dr. Herbert A. charges will be the topic discussed by
Bloom's dental clinic is concerned, Prof. S. C. Lind of the University of
732 patients were treated, an increase Minnesota at 4:15 p.m. Monday in
of 245 over last year. As for the Room 303 of the Chemistry Building.
eyes, Dr. Charles A. Sink's depart- Sponsored by the American Chemi-
ment showed 27 more students worry- cal Society, the discussion of reac-
ing about their eyes, making a total tions in arc discharges will be headed
of 203. by Professor Lind, national president

Trends Note



By Untermeyer
Typical Anerican Cities
Called Imported Jumble
Of ManyCopied Styles
(Continued from Page 1)
uch pomposity types of architec-
iure that expired five centuries ago
on some other continent."
A few pioneers, led by Louis Sulli-
van and Frank Lloyd Wright, have,
however, turned away from the Euro-
pcan sources and have sought to ex-
press truly American styles with
native materials. "One great Ameri-
can contribution to architecture," he
noted, has been the skyscraper,
which other countries have been
forced to copy from us."
Illustrating his points with slides,
Mr. Untermeyer explained how these
architectural pioneers have given us
an American style of building that is
clean, sharp and simplified, that
brings out the dignity of its sur-
roundings and that capitalizes on
native materials.
Mr. Untermeyer will conduct an in-
formal discussion of his subject at
4:15 p.m. today in the East Confer-
ence room of the Rackham Building.
His next lecture, to be given at 4:15
p.m. Monday, will be on "The Paint-
ers Discover America." Although his

I&usic Clinic
Will Convene
In Ann Arbor

Prof. Revelli To
Fifth Annual

C onduct

Of HighSchool Bands
Under the direction of Prof. Wil-
liam D. Revelli, conductor of the
University BsmL I he fith annual
High School Bai id Clinic will con-
vene in Ann Arbor from July 7
through 28.


-' series of six lectures is being spon-
sored by the engineering English de-
t partment, all students and faculty
members are invited to attend.

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Sponsored by the School of Music Students are growing to appreciate
of the University, the Clinic is plan- and respect the services of our men-
ned to be an intensive study of band tal hygiene department, Dr. Brace
literature. Bands from all over
Michigan and some surroundingGroup
Istates are expected to atttend.Mr E ik W e d n, w l - o n
Mr, Erik W. Leigen, well-known
composer and arranger, will act as
guest conductor of the Clinic in
which the University Summer Ses- h
sion Band will take a prominent Sh i nay
part. It is expected that among the
band literature much will be that

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Plea Received
From Finnish
Students' Club
Just one day before Russia and
Finland signed an Armistice, the'
University of Michigan received a
plea for help from the "National
Union of the Students of Finland,"
Dr. Frank E. Robbins, assistant to
President Ruthven, disclosed yester-
The note to Dr. Robbins, addressed
to ' Dear Comrades," accused the
Soviet Union of bombarding Univer-
sities and destroying Finnish schools
and universities. The message was
mailed from Helsinki in January.
The partial text follows:
"Dear Comrades:
"We are sure all of you know of
the battle our nation has been waging
since last November for its inde-
pendence, its national existence, and
for everytihng it holds sacred,
against the bestial and barbarian on-
slaught of the East.
"Our enemy has revealed a com-
plete disregard of all international
obligations. Without any foregoing
declaration of war he has embarked
on a violent aerial war against the


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Wherever you go or how long you
stay, you will want to be sure before
leaving that every detail has been
taken care of. Of course, the most
important is the adequate protection
of your travel funds. For their safe-
keeping, your bank suggests Travel-
ers' Cheques, used throughout the
world. They're convenient, always
acceptable anywhere, and can be
cashed only by you. Additional in-
formation furnished gladly, with no

Durigth three-week cliniic the
program of the University Band will
include two concerts in Hill Audi-
torium, two half-hour radio broad-
casts, a solo and ensemnble recital,
and a grand concert at Ferry Field,
at which time the Clinic Band and
the University Summer Session Band
are to be combined.
While in Ann Arbor members of
the Clinic will be invited to attend
the weekly recitals given by the
faculty of the School of Music. Other
diversion plawned for them includes
attendance at PlayP roduction in
Lydia Mendelssohn and visits to
buildings of interest on campus.
In the past five years more than
500 students of music have come
from all over Michigan and sur-
rounding states to the Band Clinics
which have been held here. It is
expected that this year's attendance
will exceed that of any year in the
Last Playing Th(Iday
Of 'KmsOf Kings'
"King of Kings," Cecil B. De-
Mille's movie portrayal of tragedy
of Christ, will have its last showing
here today o-'ning at 11:15 p.m.
at the Michigan Theatre.
Ending its week's run, the perfor-
mance has received the praise of
all Christian denominations. The
picture famed for its technical ex-
cellence is sponsored by the Ann
Arbor Ministerial Association and
is free to the public.
The devotion preceding the show-
ing will be conducted by Rev. H. O.
Yoder of the Trinity Lutheran


Richard Brinsley Sheridan's "The
Critic," Play Production's next pve-
sentation, features many lines and
situations of suruprisingly current
interest, although the play first ap-
peared in 1779.
Prof. Louis I. Bredvold of the Eng-
lish department made this critical
comment of the production in an
! interview yesterday. "The Critic"
will be presented Wednesday through
Saturday in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre. The theatre ticket office
in the League will open at 10:30 p.m
Explaining his statement, Profes-
sor Bredvold pointed out that the
play was first presented at a time
when the question of national de-
fense was agitating England, and it
made a smashing hit in that kind
of atmosphere. And certainly the
parallel of national defense could be
drawn at the present time, he added.
Professor Bredvold pointed to fur-
ther universality in "The Critic," in
the delineation of the character of
Puff, "a conceited fool, if there ever
was one." This character seems to'
have had special attraction for cri-
tical audiences, he said.
Even after its first year of showing
in England, he recalled, it was for
a long time a stock production in
English series of plays. It has seem-
ed to appeal to all types of audiences,
he added. Nevertheless, he remark-
ed, it will be interesting to note how
well English "cracks" of the 18th
century will go over with a modern
American audience.

civilian population. One consequence
of these aerial bombardments has
been that certain University build-
ings and Institutes have suffered
disastrous damage, in particular the
Technical University.
'Dear comrades. You know that
we are fighting one against fifty.
Without for a moment thinking that
our struggle is hopeless, we yet have
the right to appeal to the University
youth of the whole civilized world.
Our battle is your battle is well.
Stretch out a helping hand.
"Accept our sincere hopes that in
the year now begun you may be able
to work in happier circumstance than
our organization."
January 16, 1940

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