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Worid Trip
Taken by'U'
Grad on Bet
Friers Left School,
Returned to Lecture
Way back in April, 1939, Bob
Friers, thenka senior at the Univer-
sity, took a $5 wager from him room-
mate that he could not start on a trip
around the world in forty-eight
hours, and as Friers said, it was
printed in The Daily so he couldn't
back out.
So, with the application for his
diploma in June filed in the office
of the Diploma Clerk, Friers set out
with $82 in his pocket raised from
selling his typewriter, his clothes and
his roomate's clothing.
Needed Money for Studies
Friers remarked that it wasn't just
a stunt. "I needed money to continue
my studies. Jobs are scarce. I like
to travel and I like to talk about my
travels." In his nine months trip he
traveled 30,000 miles by hitch-hik-
ing and frequented 20 countries dur-.
ing which time he was arrested in
HTolland, as a spy, found the food in
Germany delicifus and discovered
Paris to be the most beautiful city in
his travels.
He began his career of hthhk
hthhking when he was 12 and by the time
he started out on his famous bet he
had piled up a total of 85,000 miles,
had been in every state in the Union,
every province in Canada, and had
traveled from the Panama Canal to
Never Bought a Ticket
At the age of 24, Friers had travel-
"led 105,000 miles by dogcart, burro,
bicycle, freight train and airplane
and had never bought a ticket. Since
his graduation from Michigan in '41
he has become a reknowned lecturer
and authority on Central and South
In his travels throughout southern
Mexico, the "Banana Republics" of
Central America and the Panama
Canal Zone he has taken colored
movies which illustrated his talks.
He began this tour in '40, landing in
La Guaira on the northern tip of
South America and from there tra-
veled through Venezuela, Colombia,
Ecuador, Peru and Chile. He explor-
ed the "City of Kings," the Inca
ruins, and the recently uncovered
"Lost City."
Civic Orchestra
Positions Open
To UV Students
University students interested in
joining the Ann Arbor Civic Orche-
stra are invited to attend the re-
hearsals from 7:30 to 9:30 p. m. to-
morrow and each Monday evening
in the Ann Arbor high school, Wash-
iigton and State streets.
Openings are available to students
whose schedules do not permit mem-
bership in the University Symphony
Orchestra. Chairs in cello, horn,
viola and bass are open at present.
Dr. Joseph E. Maddy, professor of
radio music instruction and director
and founder of the National Music
Camp at Interlochen, conducts the
group which now consists of 50 mem-

53-Bell Baird Carillon History Is Told

Prof.Mercado To Address
First Club Meeting Tuesday


In the gathering dusk of a Decem-t
ber afternoon in 1936, the melody of t
"America" floated sonorously over t
the campus, as one of the cherished
dreams of students and alumni was
realized in the formal dedication of
the Burton Memorial Tower and the
Charles Baird Carillon of fifty-three
The sound of bells had been a
concomitant of academic life for
many decades, but with the presenta-
tion of the carillon bells in its new
home-the Burton Memorial Tower-
the memory of the "Library chimes"
became one of the links which bound
the alumnus to his student days,
while the carillon and the tower be-
gan a new chapter in campus history.
Presented by Baird
The carillon of fifty-three bells,
presented to the University by Char-
les Baird of the class of 1895, is
essentially a folk-instrument, and is
best adapted to the straightforward
expression of folk or hymn melodies
in simple direct style, of harmoniza-
tion. A wide variety of moods may
be conjured through the medium of
bell music, but carillon concerts must
be approached in a frame of mind to-
tally different from that required for
a program in a concert hall. r
For the outdoor listener, the bal-
my atmosphere of a summer evening
is more conducive to the relaxed en-
joyment of bell music, than the chill
breeze of a winter afternoon.
The Charles Baird Carillon con-
sists of fifty-three bells in chromatic
sequence. The largest Bourdon bell
weighs slightly more than twelve tons
and has the pitch of E flat below
middle C. The smallest bell weighs {
twelve pounds and sounds the note
of G sharp, four and one-half octaves
above the Bourdon.
Can Play Harmony!
This extended range enables the
carilloneur to play not only melodies
in single tone, but also harmony in
two or more parts. The bells are

hung rigidly on a steel frame over can be accomplished by moving fromI
thirty feet in height and eighteen by place to place until a satisfactory
twenty-six feet at the base, on the "listening post" has been found. With
tenth floor of the Burton Memorial prevailing west winds, the areas to

and builder, who was President of
the University from 1920 to 1925 and
died in office. The Regents of the
University, the Trustees of the Uni-
versity Musical Society, the Ann Ar-
bor University of Michigan Club,
friends of Dr. Burton, students and
faculty, contributed to the building
of the tower which cost approxi-
mately $250,000.
Marion Burton's life began upon a
farm at Brookly, Iowa, on August 30,
1875. When eight years old he deliv-
ered newspapers on the streets of
Minneapolis, where his family had
moved after the death of his father.
From the newspaper route he ad-
vanced to the position of errand boy,
and eventually became 'a registered
pharmacist. He worked his way
through Carleton Academy and Col-
lege, and after three years as princi-
pal of Windom Institute at Monte-
video, Minnesota,dentered Yale for a
divinity course. He received his Ph.
D from Yale, and then accepted a call
to the Church of the Pilgrims in
Brooklyn, New York.
Smith, Minnesota, Michigan
After leaving the Pilgrims Church
he became president-elect of Smith
College, and then president; then
president of Minnesota, and finally
president of Michigan.
Marion Burton met all the demands
which a university presidency can
make. He was a spiritual leader,
and scholar, both wise and practical.
When he came to the University of
Michigan he found an accumulation
of problems. During his term in of-
fice the income of the University rose
to $3,000,000 a year instead of $1,687,-
500, and new buildings, enlarged class
rooms, and increased facilities came
into being.
Energetic Chief
"We like best to recall him, we who
knew him, as the tall, graceful,
energetic man, whom it was a con-
stant inspiration to meet and a com-
fort simply to see. When things were
so trying as to make us boil with
wrath by day and lose sleep by night
there was never a hasty word, never a
sigh or ruffled temper from our
Chief," states* Frank Egleston Rob-
bins, now assistant to President Alex-
ander Ruthven, and previously as-
sistant to Dr. Burton.
"Dr. Burton was a remarkable or-
ator. His speaking voice was com-
parable to Caruso's singing voice. He
had power, over his audience, and in
addition was a successful admini-
strator," Robbins said.
"He was a man who never sought
commendation for himself; he was
sunk in the work he was doing. He
preferred to commend others, and
freely did so," commented Robbins.


La Sociedad Hispanica, for all stu-1
dents of the Spanish language, willk
hold its first meeting of the year at
8:30 p. m. Tuesday in the Michigan
At this organizational meeting,
Prof. Ermelindo Mercado of the
Spanish department will speak on
the aims and future plans and ac-
tivities of the club. Officers and
committees for the year will also be
A program of popular Mexican
songs will be offered for entertain-
ment, and conversational groups may
be formed afterwards.
The meeting is open to students

who are now taking Spanish or have
some knowledge of- the language. In
addition to aiding their language
ability, the organization also hopes
to make them better acquainted with
the countries in South America.
Puerto Rican Visits Here
Manuel Del Valle, '16E, of San
Juan, Puerto Rico, general manager
and vice-president of the Eastern
Sugar Association, is visiting his son
Manuel Del Valle, '46E, now at the

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Tower; one hundred and twenty feet j the east, north and south of the tower
from the ground.-I will provide the best locations for
The proper place to hear the con- hearing the bells.
certs to the best advantage must be Tower Honors 'U' Leader1
determined by each individual. This The home of the Charles Baird
Carillon, the Burton Memorial Tow-?
er, was erected as a memorial to Dr.
Marion Le Roy Burton, great leader


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Of all the alumni club groups of
the University throughout the coun-
try, the University of Michigan Al-
umni Club of Plymouth is perhaps
one of the most unique in my know-
ledge and probably one of the most
unique in all alumni associations, T.
Hawley Tapping, general secretary
of the Alumni Association, said yes-
terday in an interview.
183 MembersC
The group is composed of 183
members, which includes 80 percent
of the potential members, the rest
of the group being made up of people
who are vitally interested in the
organization as a part of the com-
munity, Tapping said.
This club, he stated, is one of the
most coveted in the city; many want
to join for the good times to be had
in connection with it and others for
association with the kinds of people
who are members.
Has Send-off Party
The organization, Tapping re-
marked, is vitally interested in the
young people of the community. InI
October, the club had a send-off
party for all the students coming to'

this University and every year, he
remarked, they hold a college night
banquet for every college graduate
in town. One year, he said, 59 col-
leges were represented, one man rep-
resenting four European universities.
This year discussion groups have
been organized, he stated, in which
civic problems and topics of interest
to those attending the functions are
covered. Thus* far four meetings
have been held which 120 people
have attended, an average attend-
ance of 30 at each group.
Alumni Groups To Meet
The alumni group of Dearborn
will hold its meeting Tuesday at the
Dearborn Country Club at which
movies of the Michigan-Minnesota
game and the colored film "Michigan
on the March" will be shown.
Wednesday, the Toledo group will
hold its annual smoker at the Hill-
crest Hotel which alumni of Olaio
State will also attend. T. Hawley
Tapping and Robert O. Morgan of
the Alumni Association will be pres-
ent at this function.

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amazed to learn that a
city of such a small popu-
lation as Kalamazoo had
organized a symphony or-
chestra of its own. I went.
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that the majority of the
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TWO LONG touchdown
runs, one an 84-yard jaunt
by Bill Culligan on the first
play of the game from-
scrimmage and the other a
gallop of 56 yards by full-
back Don Lund in the
fourth period, p ovided Mi-
chigan's 14-0 winning mar-
gin over an inspired Wis-
consin eleven which sev-
eral times threatened to
sweep the vaunted Wol-
verines off the field in an
exceedingly hard-fought
game here yesterday.
Culligan's dash occurred
after Ralph Chubb, Michi-
gan right half, returned

until seven minutes of the
final period had elapsed.
After turning back several
Wisconsin bids, the Wol-
verines took the ball on
their own 35. Two running
plays netted nine yards,
and then Lund broke over
his own right guard, spun
away from three tacklers
as he tightroped down the
sidelines, cut back, got
away from the safety man,
and galloped across. This
time Chubb converted.
Paced by hard-driving
Jerry Thompson, Wiscon-
sin racked up 15 first
downs to Michigan's six
and gained 24 yards to the
Wolverines 234. Michigan
has a four-yard edge in
rushing, 188 yards to 184
for Wisconsin.
* *,*
LACK of consistency is
the chief weakness of the
Michigan cagers as they
continue their intensive
preparation for their first
scheduled contest of the
season with the Romulus
Air Base quintet Nov. 24.
Prospects were brightened
for Assistant Coach Bill
Barclay and his men with
the announcement that

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tins, 135 pounder and Jim
Galles, a matman in the
165 pound class are thus
far the only two returning
lettermen from last year's
wrestling team, Others on
the squad are Walt Bloom-
enstein, Ray Murray, Jim
Zumberge, Lewis Nielson,
Dick Freeman and George
LT. (J. G.) Norman D.
Call, '42, was lost during
the Atlantic hurricane
Sept. 18 while serving as
Commander of the patrol
boat Jackson, it was an-
nounced recently by the
Navy Department.
The assignment of sec-
ond Lt. Stuart R. Bell, a
graduate of the University
business administration
school, to the War Depart-
ment Office of Dependency
Benefits in Newark, N. J.
was recently announced.
Flight Officer Alan Gold-
man, 21, a former student,
has been awarded the Dis-
tinguished Flying Cross for
"extraordinary achieve-
ment" during bombing at-
tacks on Nazi war plants

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