THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY. JAN. 1, 1045
THE M1CHICU~AN BATTY
HISTORY OF ORIGINAL CAMPUS BUILDING:
Mason Hall Erected In Michigan
Cow Pasture Days
lier times the building was called the
"College Building." After the erec-
tion of a duplicate building fifty
feet away (now the South Wing) the
two were known as "North College"
(Mason Hall) and "South College"
(South Wing.) University Hall,
which connects the two, was not built
After 1853, literary students were
encouraged to live off campus, and
only the fourth floor was used as a
dormitory. By 1857, all students had
found rooms elsewhere. The lower
floor was then remodeled into a larger
library surrounded by a gallery which
housed the scientific collections.
Building Is Remodeled
As other buildings were completed
during the next fifty years, the of-
fices, museums, libraries were moved
out and the building was further
remodeled to provide additional class
rooms needed at the University.
At the present time, Mason Hall
houses the Registrar's Office, the
Office of the Academic Counselors,
the Bureau of Appointments and Oc-
cupational Information, and a num-I
ner of classrooms.
While post-war plans call for raz-!
ing University Hall, it is possible
that Mason Hall will never be torn
down because of its historical and
Contem, pt Count
To Be Contested
LANSING, Mich., Jan. 6.-(IP)-
Attorneys for Francis F. Slattery,
By Ford Motor
Interest in Robot
Bombs Began in 1918
DETROIT, Jan. 6-()-Jet pro-
pulsion engines for robot bombs are
rolling off production lines at thel
plant of the Ford Motor Company.
Already they are powering robot
bombs of American make which are
being used for testing purposes.
The story behind the construction
of the engines is another chapter in
the magic that American industry
applied to the war effort when the
war engulfed the United States fol-
lowing the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Ford had been interested in robotC
bombs as far back as 1918, having
built a robot bomb engine at that
time. Before the World War I model
could be used, however, the war end-
-d. The model went into the Edi-
son Institute at Greenfield Village.
Then the Germans cut loose with
their bombs across the English Chan-
nel. Ford was asked to again under-
take construction of an engine to
propel the robots.
Production engineering details were
worked out following reconstruction
of a German robot engine from parts
shipped from England. The German
engine parts, all badly mutilated by
their 400-mile-an-hour contact with
the earth, were studied closely and
their metals analyzed. In widely
scattered parts of the Ford plants
the scores of precision parts needed
for the new propulsion unit were
fabricated and three weeks after the
first call from the Army Air Forces,
the first Ford-built robot bomb en-
gine was successfully operated.
The Westminster Guild will have
its assistant minister, Mr. James Van
Pernis, as guest speaker at the regu-
lar 5 p.m. Sunday night student pro-
gram when he will initiate a new
series of addresses on "Living Reli-
gions of the World." Following the
meeting there will be the usual cost
Littell To Speak.. .
Rev. Franklin Littell, head of
the Student Religious Association,
will be the guest speaker at the
regular 5 p.m. Sunday sup er-
meeting of the student group of
the Congregational Church. His
subject will be "Personal Religion
and Social Conscience."
Wesley Foundation ...
Dr. J. Brett Kenna, minister of the
church and director of the Wesley
Foundation will present a program
of poetry and spirituals in connection
with an address, "The Message of
the Negro Spiritual," to be given at
the regular guild meeting at 5 p.m.
Ruby Kuhlman, a student at the
University, and Lytel Barrett will
accompany Dr. Kenna.
Cohen To Give Talk ...
Albert Cohen of the Detroit
B'nai Brith Vocational Guidance
Service will speak of "Methods of
Choosing Careers" at 7 p.m. today
at the conclusion of the Hillel
cost-supper in the Hillel Founda-
tion assembly room.
Those not attending the cost-
supper, however, are invited to
hear Cohen's talk.
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MASON HALL, completed in 1841, is Michigan's first college building. Part of it originally served as a
dormitory and the remainder housed the chapel, library, scientific collections and elassrooms of the
University. The Board of Regents, in 1843, named the building Mason Hall in honor of the first gov-
ernor of the state, Sevens T. Mason. Tradition has it that the stucco was mixed with skim milk instead
and students were required to pay
for the candles used at both. At-
tendance was compulsory.
The chapel was on the main floor
off the south corridor of the present
building, and may at one time have
been part of what is now the phil-
osophy lecture hall on the second
The remainder of the building was
used for classrooms, where freshmen
studied Livy, Xenophon and alge-
bra the first semester and Horace,
Thucydides, Herodotus, algebra, geo-
metry and botany the second. All
courses were required, and oral pub-
lic examinations, attended by a Board
of Visitors and a delegation from the
Board of Regents, were held at the
end of each term.
Named for First Governor
In April, 1843, the Board of Re-.
gents named the Building Mason
Hall in honor of the first governor of
the state, Stevens T. Mason. The
name was not used until more recent
years, however, and the present sign
was not put up until 1913. In ear-
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN'
tees have been prepared in advance
and are included with this call to
Special Order: Admission of Vet-
Continuation of informal discus-'
sion regarding the Combined Report
of the Curriculum Committee and
the Committee on Concentration and
A large attendance is desired.
Edward H. Kraus
Two series of lectures for food-
handlers will be given in the Audi-
torium of the W. K. Kellogg Build-
ing, Fletcher St. and N. University
Ave., on the following days. The lec-
tures will include slides and films.
Lecture I. Wednesday, Jan. 10,
2:00 p. m.
Lecture II, Wednesday, Jan. 17,
2:00 p. m.
Fifth, in Enrollment
DETROIT, Jan. 6--0P)-The Uni-
versity of Michigan ranks fifth among
the country's colleges and university
in full-time enrollment, and Wayne
University ranks twelfth, according
to a survey recently completed by
Raymond Walters, president of Cin-
cinati University, Ohio.
DIR ECT ORY
LOST AND FOUND
LOST-Just before vacation, three
strand pearls. Reward. Call Louise
LOST-A set of Gross Anatomy notes
were lost. Reward if returned to
Gerald Drew, 120 N. Ingalls.
SMALL lady's wrist watch, yellow
gold-found at Ann Arbor Bank
-State Street Office. Report to
SECOND Semester Public Evening
School begins Monday evening,
January 15, 1945. Ann Arbor High
School. Commercial, Language,
English, Mathematics, Machine
Qperations, Homemaking, Craft,
Radio, Public Speaking, Science,
Music and Gardening courses of-
fered. Small registration fee. For
further information call 5797 days.
Attorneys.. for ...F.rwav.ci .attervv.
Grand Rapids banker, disclosed to-
day that they intend to carry to the 1UY WA R BONDS
United States Supreme Court if!
necessary his conviction on a con-
tempt charge preferred by the state j
graft grand jury.
Slattery currently is under a 60-
day jail sentence on the contempt Have:Ye
charge which was upheld earlier thise
week by the Michigan supreme court.
His attorneys asked the court today
to stay his return to jail explaining FRANCISCO-B
they plan to ask a rehearing and
appeal to the United States Supreme
Court if the rehearing is denied.
The motion for a rehearing will be Outstanding
brought before the state supreme
court next Tuesday. William Henry
Gallagher, of Detroit, and Harry D.
Hubbard, of Lansing, Slattery's law- isplay o
yers, said they would contend that
the summary conviction of their cli-
ent was "a denial of his rights under ELG
the federal Constitution." . GR ET I
Lecture I, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 8:00
Lecture II, Wednesday, Jan. 17,
8:00 p. m.
The speakers will be John Veenstra
of the City Health Department (Jan.j
10) and Melbourne Murphy of the
University Health Service (Jan. 17).
All food-handlers employed in
commercial establishments are re-
quired by City Ordinance to attend a
series in order to obtain a permanent
All persons concerned with food
service to University Students who
have not previously attended are
asked to attend one of the present
series. Other interested persons are
Rules governing participation in
Participation in Public Activities:
Participation in a public activity is
defined as service of any kind on a
committee or a publication, in a pub-
lic performance or a rehearsal, or in
holding office in a class or other
student organization. This list is not
intended to be exhaustive, but merely
is indicative of the character and
scope of the activities included.
Certificate of Eligibility: At the,
beginning of each semester and sum-
mer session every student shall be
conclusively presumed to be ineligi-
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FOR GIRLS-Large room with twin
beds near campus. Telephone 5438.
WANTED TO BUY
WANT a Sobotta-McMurrich Atlas
and Textbook of Human Anatomy.
Mary. Davis. Phone 7074.
BOY WANTED for kitchen work.
Apply Kappa Kappa Gamma. Dor-
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WANTED-Kitchen help, .70 per
hour. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday
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of Rackham Bldg. on Ifuron.
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