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Ruthven Dinner
Attracts itizen
Of Puerto Rico
Benedicto Journeys 2,000
Miles To Ann Arbor;
Was Last Here In 1913.
Most distant visitor to the Ruth-'
ven Airniversary Dinner here Oct. 27
will be Raul -Benedicto,._'03L, secre-
tary of the University of Michigan
Club of Puerto Rico.
Having traveled more than 2,060
'miles from 'home to enroll his son,
Raul Jr., 16, in the University this.
fall, Benedicto, by special invitation,
is remaining in Ann Arbor for the
anniversary celebration.
Benedicto last visited his .aima
mater in 1913, but has remained a°
loyal Michigan aluminus despite his

Full Schedule
Planned Again
By Glider lubj
New equipment and a full schedule
of actiyities. promise another eyent-
ful year for the University Glider
Club, taccording to ,Jerome L. Fink,
As has been the case in past years,
the annual -National Soaring Con-
test at Elmira, N.Y., will again fo m
the high point of the club's activi-
-ties. Other meets in which the clhb
'plans to participate include the Mid-
west Soaring Contest at, Frankfort,
the New Jersey -Soaring Meet ahd
the South West Soaring Meet fat'
Wichita Falls, Texas.
Compare Gliders

Russia Moves N arer atic Mastery


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long absence from the campus. His- At these meets, which are usually
greatest thrill and biggest surprise, held during the suimmer months, gli-
upon returning was seeing the beau-
tiful Cook Law Quadrangle for the der enthusiasts throughout the na-
first time. tion gather each year to cdmrpdre
An ardent football fan, Benedicto gliders and match their skill at pilot-.
predicts a great season for the Wol- ing these delicate, wingless craft.'
verines this year.. "I don't know .Best performances among the Uni-.
much about State," he admitted, "but versity club's entrants at the last.
Michigan certainly ought to be able Elmira .meet were turned in by Rob-
to lick them." ert .Tiedeman, 40E, and Glen Ander-
*He 'plans to -leave for home im- son, Grad. Tiedeman placed second
mediately after the Yale game Oct. in the first..spot-landing competitibn'
28, unless war alters ,his ;plans. The and .first in the second competition.
1,300 mile sea voyage would .expose 'Sanderson placed third in each..
himn tounnecessary dangers. Most unusual record of the year
The Puerto Rico club, -Benedicto was that turned in by Hans Weich-=
boasts, has 15 "enthusiastic members," sel, '41E, at Frankfort. Taking off
and is responsible for many Puerto at about 4 pim., dressed only in un-'
Ricans 'enrolling at Michigan. Abdut derwear :shorts, he was aloft for five'
15 are on campus at the present hours and fifteen mhinutes, landing
time. On the beach with the aid of flares
'Benedicto is accompanied by his set out by his anxious companions.
wife and small daughter. He is Equipment owned by the club in-
amazed at and very grateful for the eludes two 'Franklin Gliders and a
reception accorded him here after truck for transporting 'the gliders.
so long an absence from Anh Arbor. 'A power winch is sdon to be added.
Raul Jr. is 'a skilled fencer, "and 'Learn Gradually
has ion numerous medals as a The method of instruction usually
Jenber of the FencingClb of San followed by the club 'in breaking in
Juan._a new member consists of towing the
glider slowly behind the truck 'tntil
NrEAr the student has mastered the tech-.
E To Hear Blo ner nitue. The speed and heighth is-
Prof. Harlan H. Bloomer,'manager then increased with each su'ccessive
of the speech 'clinic and Institute of trial until 'the glider is finally 're-
Human Adjustment, will -address the leased,'and the student is on'his own.
National Education Association on Seven club members have passed
the topic "Speech Correction" this the test given by the CAA for priv-,
,;norning at Petoskey. Professor ate glider pilot licenses. They are
Bloomer's speech will be'based upon Sanderson, Tiedeman, 'Edward Kinig,
clinical observation and remedial '41E, R. 'Scott Royce, Grad., Allen
speech suirveys made 'throughoit 'the i Andrews, '39E, Robert Cotton, '9E,
'state by the speech clinic staff. and Tom Cotton, '39E.
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Book Explains
Salvage Sales
Bureau Of Government
Issues New Study
Salvage or "scavenger" sales of
:lands which have reverted to the
state by the tax delinquency route,
and their effect upon Michigan tax-
payers are discussed in detail in the
University Bureau of Government's
latest study published for the edifi-
cation of 'citizens of the state.
The booklet, written by Prof. Rob-
ert F. Ford, director of the Bureau,
and William B. Wood of the econom-
ics department, states that . a large
amount of tax delinquency represents
inability rather than unwillingness
to pay, and that the salvage sale
was resorted to upon the theory that
tax deliiquent land should remain in.
private .ownership, rather than hav-
ing it revert to the state.
Technicalities of salvage sales are
explained in detail in order to ac-
quaint the taxpayer with the mechan-
ics and functions of these proceed-
Centers Program
In Sports Grows
The International Center's recrea-
ion program ;moved into high gear
last night with 'the formation of six
soccer teams and an unprecedented
interest in tennis.
The Center was the scene of the
smaller sports such as ping pong and
bridge while those interested in soc-
cer, tennis, and handball went to the
Intramural Building where their ac-
tivities were directed by L. M. Ochs
of the I-M staff.
Soccer teams were organized 'by
Turkish, Chinese, Latin American,
Canadian, American and general in-
ternational combinations. Recrea-
tional groups will go to the Intra-
mural Building every Friday night
for the rest of the semester.

Two significant developments at Moscow moved Soviet Russia
nearer to her apparent goal of Baltic domination. At Tallinn, Estonia,
a treaty giving Russia naval and air bases on the islands of Dagoe
Oesel 'and at the port of Baltigki, was ratified. Another treaty was
signed by Latvia 'giving the Soviet rail .and military privileges in
that. country.
n Arbor Fathers Conquered
Wilderness Of Early chin

Digest Editor
Urges County
IHealth Service
(Editor's Note: This is the second of
three articles, prepared with the aid
of Lawrence w. Prakken, '30, in which
the advantages of a Public Health De-
partment for washtenaw County are
With the issue of public health-pro-
tection for Washtenaw County com-
ing to a head Oct. 10 at the Board
of Supervisors meeting in Ann Arbor,
it becomes imperative that the people
impress their Supervisors with the
necessity for supporting =the measure
organizing a county health depart-
ment, Lawrence W. Prakken, '30,
editor of "Education Digest" 'declared
in a recent interview.
County health departments are of
valuable service in the field of ven-
ereal disease, Mr Prakken said. Doc-
tors are required by law to inform
the department of any case of ven-
ereal disease under their care.
Department Probes
On receipt of such information, the
department 'investigates the source
of infection and contact and refers
those individuals in need of treatment'
to private physicians.
Since the 1937 ante-nuptial law, all
health departments must give free
laboratory tests for venereal disease.
This is done 'in accordance with the
provision requiring pphysical exami-
nations of all intending marriage.
These tests, advocates of county
health boards point out, reap divi-
dends in preventing the birth of
syphilitic babies and decreasing the
number of still births due to syphilis.
The tests, in addition, will mean
great savings to the state by eventu-
ally reducing the number of children
and adults, crippled, blinded, deaf
and insane as a result of syphilis,
who must be cared for in public insti-
Indigents Helped
Tuberculosis victims, especially
those in the lower income brackets,
receive service they otherwise could
not afford from county health de-
partments, Mr. Prakken claimed.
This service--the discovery of the
disease before it spreads in forest-
fire manner among members of 'a
family, is rendered free of charger
It may include diagnostic clinics,
tuberculin and X-ray testing.
Due to recent changes in state law,
Mr. Prakken pointed out, the health
officer is solely responsible .for pro-
viding care, treatment, isolation and
hospitalization for tuberculosis cases.
This means that a tuberculosis vic-
tim, unable to pay his own hospitali-
zation, need no longer wait until the
poor commissioner or some such
authority attests to the patient's in'









'On Feb. 6, 1824 two men pushed
through the cold and wet of Michigan
Territory to a point 39 miles west'of
Detroit, built a 'fire, and crawled
-under Their wagon-top for the night.
That was 'the birth of Ann Arbor.
The men-.John Allen of Virginia and
Elisha Walker Rumsey of New York
were 'part of the westward move-
ment that got under way after the
War of 1812. Like the majority of
those who shoved the frontier West,
they had been attracted by the gov-
ernment's offer of land for $1.25 per
acre, and by the possibility of eco-
nomic, political and religious inde-
pendence that a rapidly 'expanding
East was threatening.
Called Wushe-Nong
Ann Arbor in the center of Wshte-
Nong county Indian for "iand be-
yond") was physically appealing to'
the early settlers. There were "gent-
ly rolling plains studded with gaunt
'burr oaks, wild palm trees, hazel
bushes and grape vines." What In-
dians roamed the 'district-Chippe-
was, 'Pottawatomies, Ottawas, Ojib-
ways and Hurons-were usually
friendly ones ,who came to barter or
to listen to the white man's music.
The wild animals were easily driven
Glowing reports of the region
sl'owly filtered through to other
pioneers .en route to the West, so
that in the spring of the first year,
there was almost a score of families
in various' stage of acclimation. The
center of this resettlement activity
was John Allen's house, the first, in
Ann Arbor, which was known as the
Wishtenaw Coffee House by partci-
pants in its hospitality. As the
first tavern, it anticipated the P-ell
by almost a century.
Had To 'Be Supporting
Transportational diiculties forced
the town to adopt the self-contained
economy and culture that was the
lot of most embryonic cities in the
New West.
From the beginning, local industry
flourished on 'a small scale. In '1827
ah invoice of one store showed the
stock to consist of "half-a-barrel of
whiskey, with a nail on the side hold-
ing a tincup, three open-top thimbles,
five darning needles and a hank of
linen thread." But by the end 'of that
ye'ar, the first tailor 'shop west of
'Detroit w'as operating 'along with
several taverns, a tannery which
draped its hi-des all around the vil-
lage until Rumsey's'Coffe'House com-
plained that the odors were not con-
ducive to coffee-drinking; two sa'w-
mills, two or three grist-mills; one
bladksmith's 'shop and several gen-
eral 'stores.
"Ann Arbor had between four and
five hundred people 'at that time. On
'July 9 when the first election was
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held for territorial congressman, 238
votes were cast.
Cultural and social growth went
hand-in-hand with indust rial growth.
Debating and literary societies ap-
peared in 1827. The first band was
formed the same year by the seven
Mills brothers who were "all pro-
ficient vocalists, played one or more
musical instruments, were all total
abstainers, all abolitionisist, and all
nembers of the Republican Party."
There were dances, religious meet-
ings, parades and all the "bees" of
a pioneer town.
Wives Gave Name
It is not clear how Ann Arbor got
its name, but the explanation gen-
erally accepted is found in the diary
of 'James T. Allen, father of the
town's co-founder:
"The name 'Ann Arbor' was given
to the village in this way. The pro-
prietors, John Allen and Walker
Rumsey, desired to give the name to
the village, that would memorize
them "or their families, and agreed
as their 'wives' names were Ann, they
would 'call it after them, and as they
built an arbor in which they lived
for a time they added 'Arbor' to the
name of their wives; hence the name1
'Ann Arbor'."



University Bureau
Booklet Gets Award
Honorable mention was awarded
the University Bureau of Government
for a booklet entitled "Taxation of
Intangibles in Michigan," at the an-
nual award competition of the Gov-
ernmental Research Association of
Chicago, it was announced at a con-
ference held at Princeton University
last month.
The volume, written by Prof. Rob-
ert S. Ford of the Bureau of .Govern-
ment and William:B. Wood of the ec-
onomics department, was the second
in a series of Michigan governmental



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