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Debate Squad
To Meet State
Here Saturday
Forensic Group "Of High
School Will Hear Topic
Of Year In Argument
Arthur Biggins and Bill Halliday
will represent the men's varsity de-
bate team when they meet Michigan
State at 10 a.m. Saturday in the
main lecture hall of the Rackham
The question under discussion will
be, Resolved: That every able-bodied
male citizen in the United States
should be required to have one year
of full time military training before
attaining the present draft age.
There will be no decision given
for this meet, but if it is decided to
have judges, thej will be chosen from
the audience. After the conclusion
of the debate, an open forum dis-
cussion will be held.
This annual contest was started
for the Michigan High School For-
ensic Association debaters and their;
coaches, so that they would have an
opportunity to hear their question
debated by members of a college de-
bate squad.
Prof. Arthur E. Secord, coach of
the men's varsity debate squad,
noted that more have turned out
this year than have for a long time.
"It will take some work with them,"
Professor Secord said, "before a final
decision can be made on the mem-
bers of this season's team,"
Sociedad To Begin
Conversation Units
La Sociedad Hispanica will start
conversation groups today at the
League for all students who wish to
practice speaking Spanish.
The conversation-groups will sup-
plement the regular bi-weekly meet-
ings of the Sociedad, and will be un-
der the direction of a different mem-
ber of the Spanish department facul-
ty each time the group meets.
Claude Hulet, '42, president of the
Sociedad, said that the programs will
afford students a fine opportunity to
get acquainted with the faculty of
the Spanish department, as well as to
adjust their ears to the spoken lan-,
guage and to practice speaking the


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Educators Trace School's
History; Liberal Arts
Future Discussed{
Reviewing the College of Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts' century
of activity, Prof. Jesse S. Reeves, Wil-
liam W. Cook Professor of American
Institutions, emphasized yesterday
that "this college, its administrationf
and its faculty have faithfully ex-t
ecuted the trust placed upon them."
Speaking before the morning ses-i
sion of the Centennial program, Pro-I
fessor Reeves recalled the difficult
four years prior to the start of the
first classes in 1841. He brought to
the minds of the assembled educators
how the chief problem at this timer
was not so much that of educating
students as it was that of educating
the State Legislature to a sense of
responsibility for adequate financial
Graduates Six Students
Next quoting statistics of growth.
Professor Reeves pointed out how the
first graduating class consisted of
six students: how until 1885 Michi-
gan was still a small college of 500
students; and how today the literary
college numbers 5,000. He concluded:
"Education and the means of educa-
tion shall forever be encouraged."
Prof. John G. Winters, chairman
of the Latin department, reviewed
the progress of the language and lit-
erature departments.
He divided the history of these
schools into three periods, and dis-
cussed each of these separately. The
first or classical period, he explained,
began with the founding of the Uni-
versity in 1841 and lasted until the
middle of the nineteenth century. It
was4 marked by tremendous interest
in classical language. In fact, at the
beginning of the period there were
no modern language classes and Eng-
lish Rhetoric was merely a subdivi-
sion of the Latin and Greek depart-
"German" Period
The second period has been called
the German period because the Uni-
versity, following the lead' of other
American schools, carefully copied
the methods of the German gym-
nasiums. With this period came an
unprecedented stress on modern lan-
guage and rhetoric. The classics were
studied with a more scientific exact-
ness and the whole period was mark-
ed by a high degree of scholarship.
The last period began when Angell
became president of the University.
Center Will Show
Films Of Campus,
7:30 P.M.Sunday
Colored movies of University ac-
tivities and the University campus
will be shown under the auspices of
the International Center at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday in Alumni Memorial Hall.
The movies were made for the
Alumni Association and will be pre-
sented by T. Hawley Tapping, gen-
eral-secretary of the association.
Scenes of campus activities, such
as initiations into honorary societies
and football games, candid shots of
campus personalities and views of
new buildings are included, in the
Arrangement have been made for
a talk on the portraits of distin-
guished former faculty members now
on exhibition in one of the galleries
of the hall. All the galleries of the
building, including the one with the
Near Eastern art exhibition, will be
opened. The program is free and
open to the public..

Professor Winters described it as thei
University period. At that time theI
school, which had always been calleds
a university, became one in actu-t
ality. The schools were divided andi
professors with specialized trainingc
were hired.
Following Professor Winter in thec
morning program, Prof. A. F. Shull1
of the zoology department pointedt
cut the high esteem with which sci-t
ence has been held by the planners
of the liberal arts college, citing as t
examples Asa Gray, botanist, the
first professor, and the second ap-t
pointment, Douglas Houghton, inf
chemistry, zoology and minerology.I
Speaking on the "Achievements in
Science in the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts." Piofessor{
Shull praised the success and acieve-
ments of University's science studies,
the University Observatory and the
Michigan-6wned Lamont-Hussey Ob-
servatory at Blowmfontein, South
Social Sciences Grow
Concluding the morning exercises,
Prof, Arthur E. Boak, of the history
department, presented a picture of
the growth of the teaching of the
social sciences throughout the
school's one hundred year history.
Not until the coming of President
Tappan in 1852, said Boak, were the
social sciences given, a chance to or-
ganize in any logical fashion. For
some time previous to that the only
professorship in the social sciences
was that of moral and intellectual
philosophy. Today however, the di-
vision is one which helps to integrate
the individual departments.
The Future
Of Education
Contrasting the educational sys-
tem of a democracy with those of
the totalitarian states, Dr. Martin
ten Hoor, in a speech entitled "Some
Problems of Education in a Democ-
racy," called for an educational sys-
tem based on intelligent direction of
the students' thoughts toward the
moral choices which are necessary to
democratic life.
Denouncing those educators who
are concerned with nothing but ex-
periment, Dr. ten Hoor set up the
alternative of an education in the
humanities aimed at the realization
that democracy itself is an experi-
ment and that the requisite for demo-
cratic living is the correct choice of
alternatives in the social experiment
of democracy.
Wisconsin Dean Speaks
in his discussion of the "Problems
and Future of LiberalhArts Educa-
tion," Dr. George Clarke Sellery,
Dean of the College of Letters and
Science, University of Wisconsin,
agreed that the primary purpose of
the College of Liberal Arts is the un-
derstanding of human nature, the
broadening of human interests, and
the better appreciation of the values
pf human life.
He went on to discuss the five main

LAy N J /5
I -BMoney To Buy Supplies
problems confronting the College of For War Torn Areas
Liberal Arts and gave as an aid in
solving the problems the idea of less A total sum of over $450 was re-
teaching and more studying. Believ- ceived in the Double Ten Ball spon-
ing that the College of Liberal Arts sored by the Chinese Students' Club
can never be destroyed he quoted of the University last Friday to com-
Wisconsin's great President Van Hise, memorate the 30th anniversary of
as saying "the College of Liberal the founding of the Chinese Repub-
Arts is the trunk of the university lic. The proceeds will be forwarded
tree." No college of liberal arts, no to United China Relief for the pur-

Citing the aloofness and conserva-
tism of the liberal art colleges, Henry
Allen Moe, speaking on the same
topic from the point of view of the
educational foundations suggestedj
that for continued utility the colleges
show their usefulness by demonstrat-
ing the meaning and results of liberal
Judge Concludes
Concluding the discussion, thnl Hon.
Florence E. Allen, judge of the U. S.
Circuit Court of Appeals, stated that
it is the duty of the liberal arts col-
lege to send out the graduate physi-
cally strong, both practically and
emotionally adjusted, with a mind
alert to the understanding of the
scource and significance of the social
processes which will have their im-
pact not only upon her, but upon her
family, sensitive to and capable of
being refreshed by philosophy, lit-
erature, and the arts.
Educational Group
To Hold Conference
Today, Tomorrow

chase of medical and relief supplies
for China.
During the intermission those at-
tending the ball witnessed a beauti-
ful display of Chinese fashions from
the 14th century to the present day.
Two striking ballet acts, a "Scarf
Dance" and an "Imperial Court"
dance, were performed by 13-year-old
Ruth Ann Koesun of Chicago. The
entire show was arranged and direct-
ed by Miss Lynne Lee Shew, assisted
by Miss Frances Moy, both of Chica-
The ballroom was decorated for
the occasion about the Double Ten
theme, highlighted by 12 huge panels
of Chinese four-character axioms and
two huge American and Chinese flags.
I oundation To Distribute
Hillel NewsAgain Today
Distribution of the year's first is-
sue of Hillel News will take place
again today, it was announced yes-
terday by Eugene Mandeberg, '43.
Hillel News is the official organ of
the local Hillel Foundation. All Jew-
ish students will receive the first
two issues after which only Hillel
Imembers will be given copies.

The Michigan Educational Associ-
ation will hold its annual regional
conference today and tomorrow with
headquarters at the Book-Cadillac
Hotel in Detroit.
Officers for the region will be
elected and educational problems will
be discussed in separate sectional
meetings involving such topics as
adult education, art, commerce, Eng-
lish, geography, health education,
history, home economics, mathema-
tics, music and vocational guidance.
Prof. Charles Fries of the English
department will speak before the
modern language section on "For-
eign Language and the Pupil's Eng-
Clyde Vroman and Marion McKin-
ney of the University High School
will serve as chairmen of the music
and English section meetings re-

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VOL. LII. No. 16
Publcation in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
To the Members of the University
Senate: There will be a meeting of
the University - Senate on Monday,
October 20, at 4:15 p.m. in the Rack-
ham Lecture Hall.
Faculty, College of Engineering:
There will be a meeting of this Facul-
ty today at 4:15 p.m. in Room 348,
West Engineering Building.
A. H. Lovell, Secretary
To Deans, Directors, Department
Heads and Others Responsible for
Payrolls: Payrolls for the first sem-
ester are ready for approval. This
should be done at the Business Office.
today if checks are to be issued on
October 31.
Edna Qeige Miller,
Payroll Clerk
Concentration Advisers: College of
L.S. and A: Any adviser wishing to
have courses outside the department
or division counted in the "C" aver-
age required in the field of concen-
tration for tentative February seniors
should notify the Registrar's Office
by October 22.
Requests should be in writing giv-
ing the names of the individuals to be
affected and the specific courses out-
side the department to be counted.
Robert L. Williams
Assistant Registrar
Students, College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: No course may
be elected for credit after the end
of the third week. Saturday, October
18, is therefore the' last date on
which new elections may be approved.
The willingness of an individual in-
structor to admit -.. student later does
not affect the operation of this rule.
E. A. Walter
Students, College of Literature,
(Continued on Page 4)
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AIChE Elects Skutt To
Council; Brown Speaks
Cornelius Skutt, '42E, was elected
to the Engineering Council last night
by the student section of the Ameri-
can Institute of Chemical Engineers
at their first fall meeting.
Prof. G. G. Brown of the chemical
eingineering ;department spoke on
"Patent Problems" and cited inter-
esting cases where patent litigation,
had been contested. The group is
planning a field trip on Nov. 1 to a
sugar manufacturing plant near
Lansing. Refreshments were served
after the business meeting.


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