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Prof. Bonner Delivers
Address at Graduation

Criticism of uninformed official-
dom, particularly in American col-
leges whose "influence is often exert-
ed to make the University safe for
mediocrity" was the keynote of the
third mid-winter wartime Gradua-
tion Exercises address Feb. 24 de-
livered by Prof. Campbell Bonner.
In a speech entitled "Ask the Men
Who Know," Prof. Bonner urged
approximately 340 graduates "to
scrutinize and call in question the
fitness of the, aspirant" for public
office. He decried "the ancient fal-
lacy, competent in one thing, there-
fore competent in others" and warn-
ed the graduates to "seek knowledge
where true knowledge is to be found,
and accept nothing else in its place."
Bonner Retires
Prof. Bonner, former chairman of,
the Greek department, began his
year's retirement fuflough with the
completion of the address.
Americans are too prone to accept
leaders in one field as leaders in all,
Prof. Banner said, but fortunately
many of these prodigies of technical
accomplishment are modest men, well'
aware that their competency has
narrow limits.
"Unfortunately, the American pub-
lic does all it can to destroy that

modesty . . . we assume that a man
who has made a great thing of his
business . . . is worth listening to, no
matter what he talks about."
In the University, Prof. Bonner,
stated, technical phases of adminis-
tration need specialized direction but
too frequently the officials "carry
into their work as directors, secre-
taries or bureau heads the idea. that
they too are educators."
Restraint Needed
Prof. Bonner stressed that these
non-educational officials be restrain-j
ed from educational policy-making.
How serious the danger of their in-
terference was, he said, was indi-
cated by the "recent unhappy "ex-
periences of certain universities." j
The graduation address was pre-
ceded by an Invocation given by Rev.
William P. Lemon, who closed the
exercises with the Benediction. Pres-
ident Alexander G. Ruthven presided
at the ceremonies.
Capt. Woodson V. Michaux, Naval
commandant here, presented com-
missions to 27 graduating members
of the NROTC unit on campus.
Of the 340 graduates receiving di-
plomas, 139 were members of the
Literary College, 36 were engineers
and 18 were graduate students.

Library Award
Winner's Name
Is Annoonced
Harriet Jameson of Wheaton, Ill.,
was recently awarded the Margaret,
Mann Scholarship in library science,
established here in 1938, for the
spring term.
Founded by alumni of the depart-I
ments of library science to honor as-
sociate professor Margaret Mann on
her retirement from active teaching,
the award carries a stipend of $75.00.s
A candidate for a degree in libraryf
science, Miss Jameson has a B.A.
degree from Wheaton College and
her Ph.D. from the University of
Illinois. She was formerly associ-
ate professor of Latin and Greek at
Wreaton College, Wheaton, Ill.
The scholarship has been awarded
on two previous occasions-
International Cen er
To Give Reception
Opportunity for foreign students to
become acquainted with the Board
of Governors and newly appointed
officials of the University will be
made possible by a reception to be
held for them at 7:30 p. m. Sunday
at the International Center.

Six Profs End Teaching
Careers at Retirement Age

Six men, who have been members
of the University staff for a total of
208 years, began their final year's
leave of absence at the conclusion of
the fall term, Feb. 24.
At the end of their year's leave
all the men will retire, having reach-
ed their 70th birthday.
The six included Dean Edward H.
Kraus, of the Literary College; Dr.
Harley A. Haynes, director of the
University Hospital; Prof. Campbell
Bonner, former chairman of the
Greek department; Prof. M. P. Tilley,
of the English department; Prof.
Clifton C. Carey, engineering school;
and Prof. Vincent C. Poor, mathe-
matics department.
Dean Kraus, who was head of the
Literary College from 1933 to 1945,
was also professor of crystallography
of mineralogy. He first came to the
University in 1904 after study abroad.
Dean Kraus was awarded the Roeb-
ling medal, for international leader-
ship in mineralogy.
Dr. Haynes directed the Hospital
since 1924 when he came to Ann Ar-
bor from Lapeer where he was medi-
cal superintendent of the Michigan
Home and Training School. He was
graduated from the University Med-
ical School in 1902.
After delivering the Graduation

address Feb. 24, Prof. Bonner began
his retirement furlough. A graduate
of Harvard and Berlin he began
teaching at Michigan in 1907. Prof.,
Tilley is completing a work on a
collection of English proverbs. He
holds degrees from the University of
Virginia and Leipzig andl first came
to the faculty of the University in
Prof. Carey taught at the Univer-
sity since 1908. Before coming here
he was engaged in building construc-
tion and from 1918 to 1920 he was
assistant engineer of the Grand Ca-
nal Improvement Board of Tientsin,
China. Prof. Poor, who began teach-
ing at the University in 1907, previ-
ously taught at Montana Wesleyan,
Sweetwater Military Institute and
Goss Military Institute.
Course Opened In
Psych Department
Enrollment for Psychology 40 (Sta-
tictics) which has been offered in
previous years is open again for the
spring term, it was announced yes-
terday. Classes will meet at 11 a. m.
on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Rm.
1121, Natural Science,

'DUCK' CARRIES SUPPLIES-An amphibious "duck" leaves the
beach and sets off down the Chindwin river to carry supplies and rein-
forcements to forward British troops driving on Mandalay. A "flock"
of ducks made the trip.



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of the 1945 May Festival program.
No previous knowledge of music is
necessary. Auditors are permitted,
$10. Two hours credit.
McGeoch. Burton Memorial Tow-
er. Wednesday, March 7, 7 p. m.
Painting and Composition. This
course is open to those who are inter-I
ested in doing creative work in paint-
ing and composition and is designed
for 'the beginner as well as
tpe mature student. Lectures, group
discussions, and studio activities.
Noncredit course, fifteen weeks. $10.
Weddige. 407 Architecture Build-
ing, Wednesday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.
Faculty Recital: The first in a ser-
ies of four Sunday evening piano re-
citals will be presented at 8:30! p. in.,
March 11, in Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre, when Ava Comin Case will
play compositions by Bach, Chopin,
Debussy, Respighi, and Rachmanin-
Events Today
Varsity Glee Club serenade tonight
after rehearsal.
University Lutheran Chapel, 1511
Washtenaw, will have a midweek
Lenten service tonight at 7:30. The
Rev. Alfred Scheips, continuing the
series on "Lenten Lessons for Youngj
People," will preach on the subject,

"The Blunder of Blindly Adhering
to the Majority."
The Veterans Organization will
have its first regular meeting of the
semester tonight. The meeting will
be held in the basement lecture hall
of Lane Hall, starting at 7 p.m. All
veterans on campus are urged to at-
tend. Membership in the organiza-
tion is not required for this meeting.
The program will include the wel-
coming of new veterans and discus-
sions on plans for the coming semes-
ter. It is urgently requested that all
members attend this meeting and
that all veterans, not yet members,
should take this opportunity to fa-
miliarize themselves with the work-
ings of the organization. Under no
circumstances will the meeting be
permitted to last longer than 90
The Sociedad Hispanica will pres-
ent the fourth lecture in the annual
series tonight at 8 in the Michigan
Union. Miss Blanca Alvarez of Car-
acas, Venezuela will speak on "La
Familia Venezolana." Tickets for the
series and for the single lecture will
be on sale at the door.
Coming Events
Tea at the International Center,
every Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m. Faculty,
foreign students, and their American
friends are cordially invited.
Debate Meeting: The University
debate squad will hold a meeting at
4 p.m. Thursday in Rm. '4203 Angell
Hall, All members please be present.
Biological Chemistry Seminar will

meet on Thursday, March 8, at 4:15
p.m., in Rm. 319 West Medical Build-
ing. "Inositol-Hexahydroxycyclohex-
ane-One of the Cyclitols" will be
discussed. All interested are invited.
The Regular Thursday Evening
Record Concert will be held in the
Men's Lounge of the Rackham Build-
ing at 7:45 p.m. An all classical pro-
gram will be given featuring The
Faithful Shepherd Suite by Handel;
Toccatas and Fugues by Bach; Con-
certo in D Minor (Violin) by Bach;
Concerto Grosso in G Minor by Cor-
elli; and Concerto in B Minor (for
Viola and Orchestra) by Handel. All
graduate students are cordially in-
vited to attend.
Graduate Students: All members
of the social committee and those
students interested in the graduate
social organization please report for
a meeting on March 8 at 7 p.m. in
the West Conference Room of the,
Rackham Building.'
Michigan Youth for Democratic
Action: There will be a meeting
Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Michigan
Union. Claudia Jones will speak.
Plans will be made for this semester.
All members are urged to attend.
Anyone interested is invited.
Service of Dedication of Pipe Or-
gan: First Unitarian Church, Friday
evening, March 9, 8:15 p.m. Mrs.
Frieda O. Vogan, School of Music,
University of Michigan, guest organ-
ist. Dr. Philip C. Nash, president of
the University of Toledo, giving the
address on: "An Adventure in World
Order." Rev. Edward H. Redman,
minister of the church, conducting
the service.

All Working U'
Women Must
Now Register
All woman students on the campus
who are employed part time or who
are seeking such work are instructed
to register this fact immediately at
the Office of the Dean of Women,
Mrs. Mary C. Bromage, Assistant
Dean of Women, announced yester-
The Health Service and the Aca-
demic Counselors Office are cooper-
ating to put this new requirement
into effect, a requirement which has
been decided upon so that good
health and maximum academic effi-
ciency will be insured
Registration of working students
is for the first time being made obli-
gatory, whethey the student secures
her job through the Office of the
Dean of Women or independently.
-Dr. Margaret Bell, Physician, Health
Service, commenting on the new re-
quirement stated that "the student
'who is overloaded with work is not
only subject to current infections
going around but it has been found
that overdoing during college years
is an important factor in increasing
the sickness rate of women which is
always higher than men. More im-
portant still, overworking increases
incapacitation of women in the age
groups 38 to 55."
Working women students are asked
to get in touch with the Office of
the Dean of Women where they will
be interviewed by Mrs. Bromage.
A brief form will be filled out by
each woman student who is employed
in any capacity whether she works
on the campus or otherwise. ."Wo-
men who have already registered for
employment at this office for the
spring term need not register," ac-
cording to Mrs. Bromage.









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