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To Observe 50th Anniversary;

Nobel Winner

luel Manager
Of All Dorms

Illustrates Half-Century Of Expanson


Of Absence Given
Faculty Members'
egin In February
nued from Page 1)

1, and President Ruthven re-
1 the use of $530 from a trust
for frants-in-aid to three en-
ing students and for emergency
administered by the academic'
elors in the literary college.
Lfnd H. Lamb, superintendent of
s of Flint, and coordinator of
Zackham sociological research
was added to the advisory com-
of the Institute for Human
Hawley Tapping and Oscar A.
ach, general secretary and
rer of alumni association re-
vely, were reappointed to their
s accepted by the Regents were
ows :
m the American Pharmaceuti-
ssociation, $400 for a chemical
of the viburnums, by Dr. Justin
in Mr. Laird Bell, of Chicago,
I for a study of the Huron
tain Club's lands by Dr. Wil-
H. Burt, assisted by Richard

it will soon be the 50th arniversary
of "The Michigan Daily"--August
1940 to be exact.
Not that The Daily was always
known as "The Michigan Daily." The
forerunner of The Daily, the student
newspaper from which the present'
publication was evolved and whose
anniversary will soon be celebrated,
first appeared on Sept. 29, 1890 and
I was known as "The U. of M. Daily."'
This four-column, four-page affair,
according to its masthead, was pub-
lished by the "U. of M. Independent
Association" and one of its top edi-
tors significantly enough, was a
Ralph Stone, '92L, later to become
one of the University of Michigan's
famed regents.
As indicated by the name of its
publishers, this first Daily was strict-
ly an organ of the campus' indepen-
dent men; and it was not until 1895,
five years after the paper's concep-
tion, that fraternity men were ad-
mitted to the staff.
Information Scaty
Information, however, on these
evolutionary years 'is scanty and not
too reliable. The masthead stipulat-
ed "Subscription price $2.50 per year,
invariably in advance. Subscription
may be left at the office of The Daily,
Opera House block,-at Sheehan's, at
Stofflet's, or with any of the editors."
But the location of these early edi-
torial offices was constantly chang-

ing. It is believed that at first edi, Daily ownership had passed into new
torial work was performed at a down- hands, the student stock-holders in.
town office, later moved to tne second the publication being bought out in a
stor oftheOldUnivrsiy Msicdeal that details of which are not
story of the Old University Music known. It had also acquired a new
again to the Ann Arbon Press build- name, that by which it is still known:
in A"The Michigan Daily."
g.Way back in 191 when a certain The Daily, however, still remained
Way bck m1901whena ce tethe, lutt of more venerable Univer-
man named Yost was already becom- tebt fmr eeal nvr
ing a Michigan tradition, the U. of M. sity publications. An edition of the
Daily met competition at the hands of Alumnus charged that "Thel Daily
a rival publication, "The Varsity bears on every page unmistakable
News." An emergency merger, how- marks of being strictly amateur." But
ever, between the two publications The Daily was just beginning to "go
was almost immediately effected, and daces." The Alumnus later admitted
the combined product was then known that "the publication has decidely
as "The Michigan Daily News." improved. It is no longer the organ
In spite of its financial solvency, of any clique, either of persons or in-
in spt-fsovny terests. Its columns show it is in
however, The Michigan Daily News' sympathy with the University. Its
was ever inefficient and never more news-even if not the very latest-is
than semi-responsible, according to Igathered from all departments and
the view taken by campus authorities. has to do with all interests. It is no
As a result, on Nov. 19, 1903 in some longer Philistine in tone. It has high
unknown and probably now, unexis- ideals even if it doesn't reach them,
tent room of some University build- and the gain thereb to the University
ing, six men held an organizational an to the student body has been im-
meeting for a group which was to bema ble.sOfncoueihas e-
called "The Boar'd in Control of Stu- measurab e. Of course, it has de- .
dent Publications." At that now- Dail, .o.i.y
famous meeting were: Prof. H. S. Daily Policy
Whitney,- Dean , of Education; Prof. The Daily's policy was definitely
F. N. Scott; -Dean Lloyd of the Law stated by the Board in Control in
F.cN.Scott; Dean. Llodo, thms Law1907 with the pronunciamento: "The
Scnotoner.. policy of The Daily is to steer along a
sndafe AJJ.c 1J'...V _ tursep between h bomin *A ere

(Continued from Page 2)
requirements be completed at the
time the test iS taken, if the require-
ments will be completedh iltime for
entrance to medical schools in the
fall of 1940. Students whose require-
ments will not be completed by that
time are asked to postpone the exam-
ination until another year.
Information may be obtained in
Room 4 University Hall from Nov. 9
through Nov. 22. A fee of one dollar
is charged each student which must
be paid at the Cashier's Office by
Nov. 22 so that the University will be
able to order the required number
of tests.,
Phi Lambda Upsilon, Honorary
Chemistry Fraternity, announces that

The University BuReau
ments and '3eeupational Ir
will hold 9, registration ineet
Natural Science Auditoriu
on Tuesday, November 14. Z
ing will be conducted by D
Director of the Bureau. .
to all students, both se
graduate students, as we]
members, and applies to pi
will be seeking positions at
within the next year. Only
tration is held during the se
and everyone who will be
through next August she
at this time.
The Bureau has two
divisions: Teaching and Ge
General Division registers p
(Continued on Page

it will present a si
the junior in cher
engineering ranki
end of the curre
award will be a t
ed in conjunction


on Colloid Corpor-l
)n, renewal of their,
istry for 1939-1940,

Black Friday' His
Spirited, Class.

New Ownership ibdCtUA UW~liUVIigU111
AeOwersn hp m n bulletin board on the one hand and a
At the conclusion of that meeting, 1modern newspaper on the other."
But good business management had
story by 1911, made further Daily expansion
apcsibeadfve yasltt'h
Daily achieved national recognition.
F hP An editorial written by Verne Bur-

:r. Willard Pope, of De-
the Francis C. McMath
P'und, $1,000.
e Council of Social Agen-
roit, for scholarships, $395.
George Davis Bivin Foun-
Cleveland, Ohio, for their
e Ann Arbor Art Associa-
the purchase of a water
er Front," by Frances Dan-

Dr. Ernest Orlando Lawrence of
University of California is shown
receiving congratulations on his
winning the Nobel Prize in physics
for his creation and use of the
atom-smashing cyclotron. He an-
nounced he is planning further ex-
plorations in that field.
000 a year, his four assistants re-
ceived $125, and a critic, whose job it
was to pick flaws in each morning's
paper, drew $300.
Continues To Grow
Financially, The Daily continued
to grow stronger-incorporation of
the Board becoming necessary in
1919. In 1920 The Daily Official
Bulletin was created.
The 1920's were boom years for
the whole n~ation, and The Daily
boomed too-1930 finding the publi-
cation firmly entrenched. In that
year it was chosen as the best'college
paper in the country via the famed
"Pacemaker" awards. In that same
year, The Daily achieved one of its
many "firsts"-it being the first paper
of its type to introduce a special Sun-
day issue.
The Alumnus, with an article head-
lined by "Daily Goes Metropolitan,"
continued to chronicle the growth of
The Daily. It was a year later, how-
ever, in 1932, that the Dailyman's
dream came true: The Daily moved
into the beautiful and well-equipped
Student Publications building, its
present home.' No longer did- the old
"pony" press print The Daily. The
new modern Daily rolls off a Duplex
press and its steady throb replaces
the cussing of The Daily carriers .

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1 ..m
° I,

Mrs. Jessie Flora
of the late Albert
son of Dean Emeri-
lale, by bequest, to
t Euclid HinsdaleI
or the aid of needy
mistry, $15,000.
of the late Martha
s, to found the Mar:.
awkins Scholarship,
k division, General
on, expense of tak-
,y band 'to Philadel-

Way back in the gay twenties,
when "flaming youth" was at its
height and prohibition was the big-
gest problem of the day, "Black Fri-
day" was a bloodthirsty affair con-
sisting of the vain attempts of both
freshmen and sophomores to commit
mayhem upon each other.
With the coming of the-depression,
class warfare on the campus almost
disappeared and in 1932 the appear-
ance of fifty ravenous freshmen,
seaching the streets of Ann Arbor
for sophomores on "Black Friday"
was the only show of class spirit
all year. No wonder a Daily reporter
predicted that fall that "Black Fri-
day" was at an end.
It seemed that the reporter's pre-
diction was well-founded when the
next three years brought no change
in the status of freshman-sophomore
relations but the story of the class
of '39 is totally different.
In 1935, soon after the beginning
of the semester, hundreds of fresh-
men stormed into George J. Moe's
sporting goods store and demanded
pots. After exhausting the Ann Ar-
bor supply of "dinks" the boys rush-
ed into the streets after sophomores.
"Black Friday" that year reminded

old-timers of the last decade as both
classes were the victims of spirited
duckings in the Huron River and
Union Pool, de-pantsings and, as a
witness on the conflict described it,
"simple smashes to jaw, lips and
The next day featured the annual
"Class Games" consisting of a "cane
spree" and a "pillow fight". A Daily
reporter witnessing the scene declar-
the former a "refined form of slow
1936 was very much like ;the ear-
lier years of the decade and again
people were predicting the end of
frosh-soph activities.
An attack on the Allen-Rumsay
dorms climaxed the 1937 fracas.as
fifty sophomores, unrepulsed by fire
hoses wielded by the freshmen, were
finally driven from the scene of bat-
tle by the pleas of President Ruthven.
Last year the spirit was continued
as the class of '42, emerging victor-
ious from their "Black Friday"
scrap, marched "pantless" through,
the streets attempting in vain to
"crash" the shows. They did, how-
ever, march into the restaurants
and taverns singing various school
songs and interrupted the dance at
Ithe League.

nett, '17 on "Breadth and Specializa-
tion" had been entered in a contest
of the Association of Eastern College
Newspapers. Stacked against edi-
torials from Trinity, Cornell, Howard,
Dartmouth and Princeton and with
Arthur Brisbane as judge, The Daily's
editorial was selected as the best and
press services throughout the United
States carried news of "our" triumph.
But The Daily was dissatisfied with
its cramped quarters in the Ann Ar-
bor Press building. The editors talked
of a new building especially built for
The Daily; but in that same year the
United States issued its declaration
of war, and all talk of Daily expansion
The editor-in-chief at this period
drew an annual salary of about $1,-

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History Of Defense' Methods
UsedBy Netherlands Traced


iasoline Corpora-
in chemical en-




Dr. Siney Finds Exanple
Of Opening Dikes Back
In 16thCentury Battle
The various defense measures be-
ing taken by the Netherlands have
been used, of necessity, numerous
times in the history of the tiny state,
Dr. Marion Siney of the history de-
partment observed yesterday in an
Holland's famous "dike defense," of
course, is the most potent measure,
and examples of its use date back at
least to the 16th century during the
war for independence against Spain,
she explained. At that time, she
added, lowlands were flooded to al-
low ships from the North Sea to
relieve Leyden from its famous seige.
"Open the dikes" again became the
rallying cry around which William
of Orange was able to resist the in-
vasion of Louis the Fourteenth of
France a century later, she pointed
Dr. Siney observed that some
measures now being taken have strik-
ing precedent in the World War.
For example she pointed out the
numerous controversies during -;the

World War over Dutch action re-
garding belligerent aircraft flying
over its territory. Lightships along
Holland's northern coast are being
called in, she added, just as they
were in the World War.
During the last war, Dr. Siney ex-
plained, the Dutch government made
several declarations of a "state of
seige" along its entire frontier, to
enable authorities to take extreme
measures. In the case of present hos-
tilities, she added, similar executive
orders have been necessary to take
adequate defensive steps. Dr. Siney
also pointed out that Germany is
apparently asking for naval and air
bases in northern Holland, in the
very regions declared in a "state of
seige" in the last war.
Germany has asked the Nether-
lands to take a firm stand against
British control of Dutch import trade,
as occurred in the World War, Dr.
Siney observed. At that time, she
explained, Britain negotiated with a
private concern, the Netherlands
Overseas Trust, to obtain, necessary
control of godos entering Holland,
possibly meant for re-shipment to
Germany. This Trust, however, was
liquidated in 1920, she added, and
no similar organization has since
been chartered by the government.


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