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Lectures, Conclaves Highlight 1941 Summer Session Ad


Cinclave hed.
In Ann Arbor
World Reconstruction Plan
Is Made At Convention
Of ]Educational Society
The 1941 Summer Session of the
University of Michigan, written into
the record books with the close of
the lest bluebook on August 22, will
#o dpwn in history as one of the out-
Standng sessions of the University
of Michigan.
High point of the eight weeks was
the Eighth International Conference
of the New Edtwation Fellowship held
in Ann Arbor from July 6 to 12.
The conference, first of its kind
field in the 'Americas, attracted out-
standing educators from Europe, Asia
and the two Americas, including such
noted persons as The Honorable Hu
Shih, Chinese ambassador to the
United States, Waldo Frank of the
New School for Social Research, Luis
Sanchez Ponton, Mexican' minister of
Education Governor Murray D. Van
Wagoner and a host of others.
To Promote Peace
The conclave was designed to fro-
mote neighborliness between the
Americas and to provide for the re-
habilitation of the world after war.
Most dramatic moment of the seven
days came in the opening session
whep Chairman Harold Rugg of Col-
umbia read a cablegram from the
president of the Fellowship, Laurin
Zilliacus of Finland: "Regret that I
cannot attend. Am leaving for' the
front today.
Fron the session came a concrete
proposal for the resettlement of the
world after war. Assuming the defeat
of Hitlerism, the group proposed the
formation of a world brotherhood of
nios, giving to youth its responsi-
bility in the post-war wrld, and even
more careful planning for education.
Three Points
The report contained three points
for immediaik action at the ed of
the war: feeding and care of children
of all nations, medical and public
health care to prevent outbreak of
epidemic, and the reconstruction of
schools and housing facilities.
Ann Arbor was transformed for the
summer into a center of hemisphere
'relations, when two Latin American
groups attended the session. The In-
terpational Center played host to 60
south Americans frm Venezuela,
Ecuador, Chile and Peru.
This group formed the second an-
nual Latin American Suimer School,
sponsored by the Grace Lines. The
program for the 60 students included
correlated courses in their specialized
fields, in 4ddition to instruction in
English Language.
War Reverberations
Repercussions of the border war
between far off Ecuador and Peru
were felt here during the sumrper
when 31 Ecuadorean students re-
ceivecd news , ofcritical conditions
home, feared they might be recalled
to aid their country. A hurried call to
the Ecuadorean ambassador in Wash-
ington brought reassurances, and
eased their worries as the war ended
"ut humorous to many was the
position ,pf the two lone Peruvians
on campus, who attempted to uphold
their country's case against 31 Ecua-
doreans. The summer passed un-
eventfully with no attempt to spread
the war to Ann Arbor, nor dig
trenches on campus.
English Language IHouse
Fourteen other Latin American stu-
dents attended the English Language
House of the University, an experi-
ment in hemisphere education ex-
change. At the House the students
lived a "North American life," learned
the language, idiom and customs of

their Yankee cousins.
Twenty public lectures were pre-
sented in connection with the Gradu-
ate Study Program in Public Policy
in a World at War during the sum-
mer. The Program attempted to pre-
sent a rounded picture-of America in
a world at war.
Prof. Jesse S. Reeves, Williami W.
Cook Professor of' American Insti-
tutions, opened the series with a dis-
cussion of the "Interrelation . of the
Domestic and Foreign Polic* s of a
Nation." Other speakers on the pro-
gram were Prof. John B. Condliffe of
the University of California, H. Dun-
can Hall, formerly of the League of
Nations Secretariat, rof. Max Ler-
ner of Williams Co ege and Prof.
Edward S. Corwin of Princeton, rec-
ognized as one of the nation's leading
constitutional law authorities.
New Educational Development
The School of Education offered a
comparatively recent innovation in
the field of teacher education, the
Workshop. Teachers from the sur-
Summer Field Work
Attracts Hundreds
Several hundred University of
Michigan students and professors

Director Of Session


rounding area attended the Univer-
sity and here did supervised research
on the prol5lems of their own school
The CCC Workshop was the only
one of its kind in the United States
Other workshops were the Guidanc
Workshop and the Curriculum Work.
The Student Senate held its annua
Summer Parley July 25 and 26, key
noted by Prof. Arthur Smithies of the
economics department. -"Pattern fo;
Democracy was the topic of the Par-
ley. Irving Jaffe and William Dit
were chairmen of the Session.
Budget Approved
On July 19 the Board of Regent:
met in Ann Arbor and approved the
1941-42 University budget, totalling
$7,261,183.69 exclusive of the Hospi
tal, an increase of $267,323.42 ove
last year. Prof. Warner G. Rice o
the English department was name
at the meeting to succeed Prof. Wil
liam W. Bishop as director of the
University Library.
The University of Michigan Peper
tory Players npened their 13th seasor
this summer on July 2 with a pre
sentaticn of Shakespeare's "Muc.
Ado About Nothing. Hit of the yea:
was "George Washington Slept Here,
which was followed by "The Contrast,

casting studios from July 15 to Aug- Parsses Away Here
ust 14.
Contemporary problems in theoret-I
ical physics were discussed at the
Symposium on theoretical Physics un-
der the direction ox the Univdrsity
Physics Department. Featured lec-
turer was Prof. Wolfgang Pauli, for-
merly professor of physics at the
University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Band Clinic
The three-weeks High School Band
Clinic of the University attracted 150
high school students from 10 states,
who received instruction as well as(
the opportunity for experience inf
concerts given during the summer.
Fcur conferences were held in Ann1
Aibor in addition to the New Educa-
tion Fellowship conclave. Clergymens
gathered in Ann Arbor for the sev-
enth Conference on Religion from;
July 20 to 27. Volunteer firemen as-
sembled here for the Thirteenth'
Michigan Fire College, which wase
made a little too realistic when ac
downtown restaurant put on a $10,-
000 conflagration for the visiting fire- PROF. WILLIAM H. BUTTS
Scout Leaders Meet of Music presented "A Cycle of Six1
A two-day Scouting Institute was Medieval Mystery Plays" on August
held here for scout leaders under the 17. Directed by Hugh Norton, the
sponsorship of the Extension Service Cycle attempted to portray the story
and outstanding speech authorities of the Creation and of ChristianityE
by combining six medieval plays into
one continuous pageant.
Dr. Noble Cain, nationally known
echoir director, directed the 100-voice
choir for the spectacle, which drew
a capacity crowd to Hill Auditorium.
., rOn August 17 more than 300 grad-
- h uate students received degrees at the
e. fifth annual Summer Session Break-
r fast. Dr. Habib Kurani, visiting fac-
-.v ultyman frm the American University
r at Beirut, Syria, was featured speaker
at the Breakfast.
Students Simmer in Summer
s " 'Midway in the Summer Session
e:: the worst heat wave Ann Arbor has
g seen in years hit the campus, caused
classes to be adjourned early. One
r' &altruistic professor held an advanced
f class session in a downtown tavern,
d and several others sought the shade
of cmpus trees for class sessions.
e . Two coeds from Detroit made head-
PROF. JESSE W. REEVES lines during the record-breaking heat
- - --------wave when they s6ught surcease in
n convened in Ann Arbor for the three- the new Cooley Memorial Fountain
- day Speech Conference August 11, 12 across from the League.
h and 13. Finals reared their ugly head Aug-
The University camps carried on ust 20, and from then until the end
" their usual summer activities. Camp of the Summer Session, August 22,
" Filibert Rcth, the forester's camp, little happened on the news front
was disrupted when "Life" came to other than the announcement on the
the camp, in the person of a photo- day before school let out of the
grapher taking pictures for the mag- awarding of $350 to eight summer
azine. Hopwood winners.
Prof. Chester S. Shoepfle, chairman Hopwood Prizes Given
of the chemical department, was First prize of $75 in the poetry
named coordinator of all University division was won by Sister M. Ed-
-curses relating to defense during the wardine O'Connor of Grand Rapids,
summer. Professors A. E. R. Boak, and the $75 first prize in the fiction
A. W. Bromage and Charles F. Remer division went to Clara Laidlaw of
were named to plan a course in sev- Galdstone, Michigan. Henry Gordon
eral departments designed to provide Green of Ann Arbor won the only
an "intelligent background of the prize, $50, given in the essay contest,
world situation." and no awards were made in the
Two Facultymen Die drama division.
Two prominent facultymen died And thus the 1941 Summer Session
during the summer. Prof. William H. Passed into the by-gones of history,
Butts, 84, professor emeritus of math- prsued by-gor ouisHop-
ematics, passed away June 28, and kin and all attendnaDiectoLuof the
Prof.-Emeritus James W. Glover, for- outstanding sessions in the histo
mer chairmnan of the mathematics de- the University of Michigan.
partment and nationally known edu-
cator in the field of actuarial mathe- -~ ----
matics, also passed away. Class Time Regulations
Col. Henry W. Miller of the de-
partment of engineering mechanics For Students Descrmeed
was called to active duty with the University regulations start classes
Army Ordnance Department on a officially at seven minutes after each
r mission described as "secret and con- hour. Tradition permits teachers to
- fidential." Colonel Miller is famed be eight minutes late, and at 15 min-
d as the man that reconstructed the utes after the hour students leave
h plans of the "Paris Gun" of World class rooms. But they must wait
a War I. through the entire hour set aside for
Prof. A. H. White of the College the class if the professor is head of a
of Engineering was elected president department, according to the time-
d of the Society for Promqtion of Engi- honored tradition.
- neering Education at the 49th annual
d convention of the Society in Ann A booklet issued by the Department
- Arbor.
Mystery Cycle Presented of ommerce outlines purchasing
e The combined resources of the procedures employed by Government
- Department of Speech and the School agencies.

I ,

Creative Work
Is Encouraged
t I
By Hopwoods
Prizes Offered In Essay,
Drama, Fiction, Poetry;
(Continued from Page 1)
prize-winning manuscripts in in-
creasing numbers. One of the latest
successes is the novel; "Whistle Stop"
by Maritta Wolff, winner of the 19401
major award in fiction.
Supplementing the fame of the
Hopwood contests have been the writ-'
ers chosen each year by the HopwoodF
committee, of which Prof. Roy W.
Cowden is chairman, to deliver the
annual Hopwood lecture, prior to the
announcement of prize winners. In
the past, such men as Max Eastman,
Christopher Morley, Carl Van Doren
and Edward Weeks have spoken.
Judges in the four fields of drama,
essay, fiction and poetry have inclu-
ded Henry Seibel Canby, Stephen
Vincent Benet, Louis Untermeyer,
Archibald MacLeish, Dorothy Parker,
Sinclair Lewis, Mark Van Doren and
John Erskine.
A Hopwood Room is also main-
tained which is the University cen-
ter for the interests arising from the
contests. Located in Angell Hall, the
Room has a constantly growing li-
brary of valuable modern literature
of magazines, book reviews, critical
journals and books.
Deans Handle All
Student Questions
All questions concerning general
conduct and living conditions of stu-
dents are handled by the office of the
Dean of Students and the Dean of
The accounts of all student organ-
izations are subject to the approval of
the- Auditor and the Controllers of
Student Organizations and must be
presented to him for audit at least
once a year.
The committee on Student Affairs
composed of the Dean of Students,
the Dean of Women and five mem-
bers of the Senate and five students
has jurisdiction over the establish-
ment of student organizations and
the management of their affairs.
Student members are the president
of the Student Senate, the president
of the Union, the managing editor of
The Michigan Daily, the president of
the League and the chairman of the


International Center's Program
Offers Aid To Foreign Students
(Nmat inued from i)eign students but is opened to any-
no: only as . miting place for for- one interested in international af-
The program of the Center offers.
social, recreational and educaticpal
d.activities. Regularly scheduled are
the Sunday supper meeting, the Wed-
nesday evening music hour, the
Thursday tea, the Friday night rec--
aoreation activities and the Saturday
1 afternoon roundtable discussions.
One of the most important services
of the Center is the English language
service. Special classes in English for
foreign students are conducted by
Miss Sarah Grollman. These classes
r aim to give the students ability to get
the meaning of the spoken word and
to learn correct pronunciation and a
large vocabulary.
Other language services are also
part of the Center's program. The
Spanish table and the French round-
table have already become familiar
. to many students on the campus.
Classes are given on a tutorial basis
in Portugese, Russian, Arabic and
PROF . R NELSON Mandarin Chinese.
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"The Little Foxes," "Storm Ove
Patsy," and "Hobson's Choice," star
ring Hiram Sherman and Whitfor
Kane.,, The seasoh was closed with
the Gilbert and Sullivan OperettE
University Excursions
University excursionists travelle
to Niagara Falls, Cranbrook Art In
stitute, Put-In-Bay and the For
Plant as a part of the series of Sum
mer Session excursions. Radio sta
tion WJR of Detroit broadcast th
programs of the University broad




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