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Semin ar In Honors Program
Stresses Idividual Research
By ROBERT SPECKHARD of the period. Thus they could de-
Prof. S. M. Scott's honor seminar, termine what changes and trends
"18th Century England," has en, were taking place. This study in-
abled the students who have in- volved a study of both the Agrarian
tensively examined this period of and Industrial Revolutions,
history to not only know this par- Various Phases Studied
ticular time, but has attempted to National and local politics and
equip them with the tools and meth- government, religion, and education
od to go about understanding any were a few of the other phases of
people and civilization. the 18th Century life studied. Liter-
Though the 18th century is in ature of the century: periodicals,
itself a worthwhile subject of under- fiction, non-fiction, autobiographies,
standing, the individual and for the and diaries were examined in Addi-
most part self-initiated study meth- tion to many historical works writ-
od has contributed toward develop- ten about the period. The works of
ing the ability for competent re- Adam. Smith and Edward Gibbons
search into any field of history. were probed.
Plain Developed Above all the historical method
When the seminar began all that of putting people and events in their
was known was that the four-person own was constantly stressed. To
tutorial would study the 18th cen- determine if the students were sens-
tury. What fields to explore or what ing the "feeling" of the time, Pro-
texts to pursue was worked out'with- fessor Scott tested the students with
in the seminar in the first few weeks fictitious and erroneous excerpts of
and as the study itself progressed. literature, supposedly from the 18th
The students first acquainted them- century, to see if they could detect
selves with the geography of Eng- the incompatibilities present.
land and then proceeded to study The students in the seminar con-
the social stratification of both ru- structed their own examination by
ral and urban community life as it submitting lists of subjects on which
existed at the beginning and end they thought they should be tested.


Court Postpones Journey To Alaska

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First Prof. Frederic Crandall came
back, and with him, buoyancy they
broadcasting classes missed while ill-
ness claimed his absence. Now, since
Prof. Waldo Abbot's return from four
weeks' vacationing through the
Southland, Morris Hall has more new
spirit, with its broadcasters fondly
visioning mansions on the Mississip-
pi and the wonders of Natchez, flow-
ers, festivals and all the fine foods
found round New Orleans, Birming-
ham, Fort Lauderdale, and Havana.
Jerry Wiesner, chief radio techni-
cian, and assistant to Director Abbot,
i eturns from Columbus where he at-
tended the annual convention of the
National Institute of Education by
All is now ready for today's trip
to Fennville, when radio entertain-
ment will be provided for an evening
meeting of the Fennville Woman's
Club, held in the high school audi-
torium. Professor Abbot will discuss
requirements of radio acting, radio
dramatic skits, and the teaching of
broadcasting. Under the direction of
Morgery Soenksen, Grad, an original
play of "Elmer's First Formal", light,
entertaining take-off on the "Ald-
rich Family", written by Knobby
Knobloch, '40, will be presented. The
cast includes Laya Wainger, '41,
George Shepard, '41, and Norman Ox-
handler, '41. Jerry Wiesner will man-
age the- technicalities as well as an
acting role.
Brown University swimmers have
won the New England Intercolle-
giate meet for eight consecutive

Union Coke Bar Gets Approval
Of Campus In Questionnaires

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When School Reopeis
Next Fall, Gould Says
The Union Coke Bar, infornal af-
ternoon meeting place for campus
men and womten, is given a lealthy
plug in a recent small scale poll
conducted by the Union. A.+ed if
they believed the Coke Bar should
be continued next fall, 51 answered
they did, and only one said he
would like the affair discontinued.
The poll, taken at the last Coke
Bar before Spring Vacation, was so
encouraging, and the average at-
tendance during the five weeks the
affair was held was so good. that
plans for reopening the project next
fall are definitely made, according
to Douglas Gould, '41, who was in
charge. No more afternoon parties
will be held for the remainder of
the year, Gould said, due to the
call of spring weather.
Average attendance at the Cokel

Bars was 200, Gould said, and more
are expected when the affair is bet-
ter known. Free cokes, dancing, and
bridge, as well as coed hostesses
were features of the programs this
vear, and will be continued when
the Bar reopens. About 90 of those
who were at the last Coke Bar were
polled on several questions, and al-
though not all of them answered,
results are nevertheless of interest,
showing what those who attended
thought of the affair.
Of the men who answered a ques-
tion asking if they would be willing
to pay a low admission charge to
help cover expenses, 39 said that
they would be willing, and only two
said they would not. Most of the
men come to the parties to meet
women, and the inducement to wo-
men to attend would be more men,
or at least the assurance that they
would not have to stand around
"looking foolish" as several of them
said in their answers.


Pens -- Typewriters - Supplies
"Writers Trade With Rider's"
302 South State St.
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STILL DREAMING OF ALASKA-Paul Satko and his daughter,
Betty, their proposed trip to Alaska to seek a new start in life halted by
court order, are shown sitting on the pier in Seattle. Their "Ark," the
home-made boat in which the family of nine planned to make the
long trip, is in the background.







VOL. L. No. 151
To All Faculty Members:
1. Life Annuities or life insurance
either or both may be purchased by
members of the faculties from the
Teachers Insurance and Annuity As-
sociation of America and premiums
for either life Annuity or life Insur-
ance, or both, may be deducted at
the written request of the policy-
holder from the monthly payroll of
the University, and in such cases will
be remitted directly by the Univer-
sity, on the monthly basis. The
secretary's office has on file blank
applications for annuity policies, or
life insurance policies, and rate books,
for the convenience of members of
the University staff desiring to make
use of them.
2. The Regents at their meeting of
January, 1919 agreed that any mem-
ber of the Faculties entering the serv-
ice of the University since Nov. 17,
1915, may purchase an Annuity from
the above-named Association, toward
the cost of which the Regents would
make an equal contribution up to
five per cent of his annual. salary
not in excess of $5,000, thus, within
the limit of five per cent of the salary,
doubling the amount of the Annuity
3. The purchase of an Annuity
under the conditions mentioned in
(2) above is made a condition of em-
ployment in the case of all members
of the Faculties, except instructors,
whose term of Faculty service does:
not antedate the University year
1919-1920. With instructors of less
than three years' standing the pur-
chase of an Annuity is optional.
4. Persons who have becorie mem-
bers of the faculties ,ince Nov. 17,
1915 and previous to the year 1919-
1920 have the option of purchasing
annuities under the University's con-
tributory plan.
5. Any person in the employ of the
University may at his own cost pur-
chase annuities from the association
or any of the class of faculty mem-
bers mentioned above may purchase
annuities at his own cost in addition
to those mentioned above. The Uni-
versity itself, however, will contribute
to the expense of such purchase of
annuities only as indicated in sections
2, 3 and 4 above.
6. Any person in the employ of the
University, either as a faculty mem-

ber or otherwise, unless debarred by
his medical examination may, at his
own expense, purchase life insurance
from the Teachers Insurance and An-
nuity Association at its rate. All life
insurance premiums are borne by the
individual himself. The University
makes no contribution toward life
insurance and has nothing to do with
the life insurance feature except that
it will if desired by the insured, de-
duct premiums monthly and remit
the same to the association.
7. The University accounting of-
fices will as a matter of accommoda-
tion to members of the faculties or
employes of the University, who de-
sire to pay either annuity premiums
or insurance premiums monthly, de-
duct such premiums from the pay-
roll in monthly installments. In the
case of the so-called "academic roll"
months of July, August, September,
and October will be deducted from
the double payroll of June 30. While
the accounting offices do not solicit
this work, still it will be cheerfully
assumed where desired.
8. The University has no ar-
rangements with any insurance or-
ganization except the Teachers In-1
surance and Annuity Association of
America and contributions will not
be made by the University nor can
premium payments be deducted ex-
cept in the case of annuity or insur-
ance policies of this association.
9. The general administration of
the annuity and insurance ' usiness
has been placed in the hands of Sec-
retary of the University by the Re-
Please communicate with the un-
dersigned if you have not complied
with the specific requirements as
stated in (3) above.
Herbert G. Watkins, Ass't Secy.
Student Loans: Loan Committee
will meet in Room 2, University Hall,
on Tuesday, May 7, for the considera-
tion of loans for the Summer Ses-
sion and fall. All applications to
be considered at this meeting must
be filed in Room 2 on or before Sat-
urday, May 4, and appointments
made for interviews.
School of Education Convocation:
The fifth annual Convocation of
undergraduate and graduate students"
who are candidates for the Teacher's
Certificate during the academic year
will be held in the Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre on Tuesday, May 7,
at 4:15 o'clock. This Convocation

is sponsored by the School of Edu-
cation; and members of cther facul-
ties, students, and the general public
are cordially invited. It is urged, but
not required, that candidates for the
Teacher's Certificate wear academic
costume. President Ruthven will pre-
side at the Convocation and Dean
Harold Benjamin of the University of
Maryland will give the address.
Dornitorty Directors, Chaperons
and Nouseheads: Freshmen women
may have 10:30 permission for the
W.A.A. Swing Concert tonight.
May 1.
Docoral Examination of William
Henry Irwin will be held at 3:00 p.m.
today in 3089 NS. Mr. Irwin's de-
partment of specialization is Zoology.
The title of his thesis is "The Culi-
cinae of Certain Northern Michigan
Bog Mats with Special Reference to
the Limnological Dynamics Influenc-
ing Their Production."
Professor P. S. Welch, as chairman
of the committee, will conduct the
examination. By direction of the
Executive Board, the chairman has
the privilege of inviting members of
the faculty and advanced doctoral
candidates to attend the examination
and to grant permission to others
who might wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
Doctoral Examination of Charles
Elmore Maxwell, III will be held at
2:00 p.m. today in 309 Chemistry
Bldg. Mr. Maxewell's department
of specialization is Pharmaceutical
Chemistry. The title of his thesis is
"Naphthylaminoalkanes Synthetic
Dr. F. F. Blicke, as chairman of the
committee, will conduct the examina-
tion. By direction of the Executive
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Rotarians To Hear GloVer
Dr. Elzada Clover of the University
Botany Department will address the
Rotary Club at a luncheon meeting
today in the Union on "Indian Coun-


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