Ann Arbor Achieves Reputation J
A State'sConferene City
By PAUL CHANDLER the large supply of speakers and oth-
A University city with enough oth- er talent here which is giving Ann e
er attractions to bring several dozen Arbor an increasing flux of visitors
conferences and institutes and 30,- each year. The annual
000 people here each year . that Already for next year two . 1rrge the Bureau of
describes Ann Arbor, Mich. conventions have announced plans to cupational If
According to figures now prepared come here.' One of them is the con- at 4:10 p.m. 'T
'by the Ann Arbor chamber of com- vention of the GAR and affiliated Science Audito
merce, the Union, and University of- groups, and the other is the annual Only one rc
ficials, this city has achieved a repu- conclave of Oddfellows and Rebekahs. during this sci
tation as a city conference that is Both will bring delegations of some both seniors a
not equaled in the state of Michigan. 2,500 men and women. tas well as staf
It is not conventions which have A chamber of commerce conven- graduate in F
forced Ann Arbor to appoint a year- tion committee is now working on lust should reg
round committee to handle out-of- details for these two 1940 meet- ling applies to
town meetings here, but instead it is ings and is also attempting to sched- 'seeking positic
the dozens of conferences and in- ule others. , the next year.
stitutes which each year choose this In the past there has been only one Dr. T. Luth
city when they are looking for aplacc or two big conventions here during the .Bureau, w
AnngT.te the year. The rest of the meetings at which he w
Abxun dance Of Talent Here' are various kinds of conventions and that the Burea
Persons who have studied the situ- conf.erences, many of them sponsored I and the methe
ation say that it is the abundance of or assisted by the University. The registr
auditoriums, meeting rooms, and oh-
er convenient facilities, together with Rooming Facilities Meagre placement die
The Union, the League, and an general.
other hotel provide the bulk of the,
.1ickels ForKipais living accomodations for these con- .
ventions. That is one of the handi- 0 i eoh
Concert vad abe, caps that Ann Arbor faces in attempt-
ing to enlarge its convention pro- Groin
Music Head Says gram. The entire rooming facilities
are inadequate for a large meeting The Univers
Tickets for the Alexander Kipnis which must remain in the city over nost to the pi
concert Monday in lill Auditorium night.
On the other side of the pictures ern colleges
may still be obtained at the School Ann Arbor has one of the richest sup- intercollegiate
Sof Music, Dr. Charles A. S ink, presi- n ro a n ftercetsp
dent of the University Music Society, plies of talent that can be offered by and Sunday,
sdye sterdah Uni e i n dicted, ho , any other city for a convention pro- Ann Arbor air
sever, that hesterday.xpects aindicapacity, housw- gram in any part of the state. Many A number c
Foremost Russian bass ini the Met-. faculty men, experts in their field, at the meet
Foremost Rsan ass ii the Met- and other musicians and artists pro- spot landing,
comepolithistird copner ofpthe vide important contributions to any bull's eye land
comes to this third concert of 'the conference held here. Hill auditorium, either a navig
61st ainnual Choral Union series with the Rackham auditorium, and scores ing test.
a firm reputation as one of the fnest of other smaller meeting rooms in the
concert singers. He has appeared at Union, League, and University build-
the Bayreuth and Salzberg Festivals, .ngs are all available for use.
and was chosen by Toscanini for ap-
pearances at the International Fes- Figures for 1937-1938 show that
tival in Lucerne. some 25,434 men and women regis-
In this country he was connected tered for various institutes and con-
with the Chicago Opera before he ferences which were held with direct
joined the Metropolitan. University assistance.
Typical of the kynd of 5onferences
which come here are those which
were listed for 1938. Some of these
Directory aret"hTratning Confer
den e, In ltit lization Conference.
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