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Lansing Turns Back Calendar'
For Centennial Celebration

LANSING, March 15.-(/P3-
Michigan's capital turned back its
calendar today to begin a week-
long centennial celebration.
Lansing residents prepared to
dress in hoopskirts, frock coats
and stove-pipe hats and ride in
surreys as they observe the 100th
anniversary of the legislative act
signed by Governor William L.
Greenly on March 15, 1847, which
established the "seat of state gov-
ernment in Lansing Township,
Ingham County."
A Centennial Queen, selected
from nearly 70 candidates, will
reign over the week's activities,
which will be highlighted by the
Governor's luncheon, a costume
ball, beard-growing contest and
historical pageantry.
Lansing came to be the capitol
of Michigan because a legislative
joke backfired in the 1847 session.
While clamors of Jackson, Ann
Arbor, Marshall, and a half dozen
other towns to be selected as the
new capitol deadlocked the 12th
Legislature in Detroit, a lawmaker
jokingly proposed that the capitol
be located in the township of
The proposal gathered momen-
tum, and two months later Lan-
sing, hardly a cross-road at the
time, nosed out the leading con-
Case Contest
Winners Tld
Twenty Freshmen
To Get Law Awards
Twenty freshman law students
have been selected as winners in
fall Case Club competition, Philip
Westbrook, presiding judge, an-
nounced yesterday.
Winners in the Holmes club
competition were R. V. Ehrick, M.
TVL Farmes, H.,W. Haftel and F.
H. O'Leary. Kent club winners
were J. S. Ballard, E. T. Chandler,
R. S. Johnson and R. A. Morgan.
Marshall winners include F. W.
Hutchinson, C. A. Tucker, R. R.
Warren and W. W. Wumkes. Top
contestants in the Storey club
were R: Crary, L. M. Lacey, L. B.
Lea, and R. J. Salvesen.
Westbrook announced R. S.
Ratcliffe, A. M. Rude, E. H.
Schmiel and R. R. Wilcox as win-
ners in the Taney competition.
He added that awards would be
presented to the successful con-
testants at the annual Case Club
banquet May 1.,
From the declaration of a na-
tional emergency in the summer
of 1940 through early 1946 nearly
sixteen million American men
and women served in uniform.

tender, Marshall, to be designated
as the state capitol. The site was
known at first as "the Town of
Michigan," but was renamed Lan-
sing over the objections of many
who wanted it named for a promi-
nent state or national figure or an
Indian name.
The city of Lansing was not
incorporated until 12 years later
although a state house was con-
structed in time for the legislative
session of 1848.
The centennial celebration will
get under way Monday at a Gov-
ernor's luncheon honoring Gover-
nor Sigler at which the Centen-
nial Queen will be presented for
the first time. The evening pro-
gram will feature a city-wide St.
Patrick's Day dinner.
The 64th Legislature meets in
joint session attended by the gov-
ernor, members of the supreme
court and elected officials Tuesday
to honor the founding of the cap-
itol. Former Governor Alex J.
Groesbeck may address the ses-
Other Tuesday events include a
merchant's breakfast to be attend-
ed by all employes of Lansing
shops in centennial costumes
which they will wear in the stores
all day, the judging of window dis-
plays of 100-year-old relics, and
the selection of Lansing's oldest
native couple. North Lansing will
hold its 40th annual Farmer's Day
and smelt dinner.
The Memories in Michigan show,
a historical tableau, with Governor
Sigler and C. W. Otto, secretary of
the Lansing Chamber of Com-
merce, speaking on "Michigan
Yesterday and Today," will be pre-
sented Wednesday and Thursday
A public costume ball is sched-
uled for Friday night and the cele-
bration will close Saturday eve-
ning with a special Centennial
Dance for the teen-agers.
Final Lecture
To Be Given
The final address in this year's
Oratorical Association lecture ser-
ies will be given at 8:30 p.m. Sat-
urday in Hill Auditorium by Mar-
garet Webster, well-known Shake-
spearean actress and director.
Miss Webster made her stage
debut in London in John Barry-
more's "Hamlet". She has ap-
peared in Sir Philip Ben Greet's
productions, with Sybil Thorndyke
in "Saint Joan" and in "The Tro-
jan Women", and has also direct-
ed such famous actors as Maur-
ice Evans, Helen Hayes, Judith
Anderson and Paul Robeson.
"The Adventure of Acting" will
be the topic of Miss Webster's

(Confnued rom Page 2) "The Constitution and Socio-Eco- requisite for the Water Safety
nomic Change," as follows: Lee- Course. Transportation to the
search Laboratory will be in our ture 1, "The Development of Fel- Central High School will be furn-
office on March 17 and 18 (Mon- eral Power prior to 1933," 4 p.m, ished by the Red Cross.
day and Tuesday) to recruit per- Mon., March 24. Lecture 2, "The
sonnel for the Potcmac River Na- Expansion of Federal Powers after ,
val Command. Any chemists. phy- 1933." 4 p.m., Tues.. Narch 25;:Concerts
sicists, or engineers may make an Lecture 3, "The Development and The Chicago Symphony Orches-
appointment by calling the Btr- Expansion of State Powers," 4 tra, Desire Defauw, conductor, will
eau of Appointments. 201 Mason p.m., Wed., March 26; Lecture 4, present the tenth program in the
Hall, extension 371. "The Trend in Protection of Per- Choral Union Series, Sun.. March
sonal and Property Rights," 4 16, 7 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Pro-
University Community Center, p.m., Thurs., March 27; Lecture gram: Mozart's Overture to "Mar-
1045 Midway, Willow Run Village. 5, "Implications of Recent Trenls," riage of Figaro"; Haydn Sympho-
Sunday, March 16, 10:45 a.m., 3 p.m., Fri., March 28. All lectures ny in E-flat; Frank Chorale; and

Coming Events
University Radio Pco;ram:
Monday, 2:30 p.m.. Station
WKAR. 870 Ke. Medical Series-
"Common Diseases of Virus Ori-
gin." Dr. Carl E. Duffy.
Monday, 2:45 p.m., Sta:ion
WKAR, 870 Kc. Education for
Unity-"Primary and Seco idary
Education for One World." Dr.
Robert C. Angell, Chair mn of
Department of Sociology,. and
Dean J. B. Edmonson, Schoo1 of
Monday, 3:30 p.m.. Station
WPAG, 1050 Kc. "The News and

meeting and record concert 8 p.m., You." Preston W. Slosson, Profes-
Hussey Room, League. :or of History.

jResearch (iub: 8 p.m.. Wed.,
March 19. Rackham Amphiheatre.
Papers by Prof. W. R. Taylor, "Bio-
logical Survey of the Bikini Atom
Bomb Expedition"; and by Prof.
0. M. Pearl, "A Nilometric Papy-
rus." Admission limited to mem-
bers and guests.
Choral Union Members. A re-
hearsal of the full chorus will be
held next Tuesday evening. March
18, at 7 p.m., Haven Hall, as orig-
inally scheduled.
A.S.C.E. open meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Tues., March 18, Union. Mr. 0. L

Stokstad, Chief Soils Engineer for
Michigan State Highway Dept.
will present an illustrated report
on his investigations of Germany's
super highways and airports.
Reserve Officers' Association,
Ann Arbor Chapter. Monthly
meeting. 7:30 p.m., Mon., March
17, American Legion Home, 1035
S. Main. Major Taggert. of the
Michigan Military Department,
will discuss the activation of Re-
serve units in Ann Arbor. All
members are urged to attend.
University of Michigan Sailing
Club. Open meetipfg, Wed., March
19, Union. A limited number of
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c na' i " . - e ' w~ill b edi s . 5,H thn
Interclenominational Church Ser- wll.ehe
vice. Pre-school Christian educa- Hall. The public is cordially in-

tion nursery; 3-5 p.m., Tea for
students and faculty, College of
Mon., March 17. 1-5 p.m., Ypsi-
lanti Township Voters' Registra-
Tues., March 18, 8 p.m., Wives of
Student Veterans Club; 8 p.m.,
Creative Writers' Group.
Thurs., March 20, 8 p.m., Art-
Craft Workshop; 8 p.m., Exten-
sion Class in Psychology.
Fri., March 21, 8 p.m., Dupli-
cate Bridge, Party Bridge, Dan-
West Lodge:
Sun., March 16, 4-6 p.m., Coffee
Mon., March 17, 6:30 p.m., In-
tramural Dormitory Basketball
Tournament; 8 p.m., Little The-
atre Group Rehearsal.
Tues., March 18, 7 p.m., Fencing,
Club (Auditorium Stage); 7 p.m.,
Bridge; 7:30 p.m., Social Directors
Meeting; 7:30-8:30 p.m., Volley
Ball; 8:30 p.m.. Badminton; 8:00
p.m., Little Theatre Group Re-
Wed., March 19, 7 p.m., Dupli-
cate Bridge Tournament; 3:30-
10 p.m., Basketball Tournament.
Thurs., March 20, 7-8:30 p.m.,
Volley Ball; 8:30-10 p.m., Badmin-
Fri., March 21, The Little The-
atre will present "Ten Nights in
a Barroom," Auditorium.
Sat., March 22. "Ten Nights in a
Barroom," Little Theatre Group.
University Lecture: Mr. John
DeFrancis, United States Depart-
ment of State, will lecture on the
subject, "The Political Contro-
versy over Language Reform in
China," at 4:15 p.m., Tues., March
18, Rackham Amphitheatre; aus-
pices of the Department of Orien-
tal Languages and Literatures.
The Thomas M. Cooley Lectures:
Professor Henry Rottschaefer, of
the University of Minneosta, will
deliver the first series of Thomas
M. Cooley Lectures, under the aus-
pices of the .Law School and the
W. W. Cook Endowment for Legal
Research, on the general subject,

Graduate students in Business'
Administration and Economics:
Mr. Paul Hollos, Director of the
Hungarian Commercial Bank, will
lecture on the subject, "The Bank-
ing Situation in Hungary under
Hitler," Monday. March 17, 4:30
p.m., East Lecture Room, Rack-
ham Bldg. Faculty members and
graduate students in Business Ad-
ministration and Economics are
invited to attend

Ravel's "Alborada."
The public is respectfully re-
quested to be seated on time, since
doors will be closed during num-
Faculty Recital: Hardin Van


Mr. Lionel McColvin, Librarian
of Westminister Public Libraries,
England and Honorary Secretary
of the British Library Associa-
tion, will give a lecture on "The
British Public Library Service" to
students in Library Science, at
4:15 p.m., Mon., March 17, Rm.
110, General Library.
Furniture Industry Lecture: Mr.
W. R. Smith, of Seidman & Seid-
man, Grand Rapids, will speak on
cost problems in the furniture in-
lustry on Tues., March 18, 10 a.m.,
East Lecture Room, Rackham
All students in the Wood Tech-
nology Program in the School of
Forestry and Conservation are ex-
pected to attend and any others
interested are cordially invited.
Academic Notices
Graduate Students who took the
Graduate Record makeup examin-
ation in December may receive
scores by calling at the Graduate
School office.
Seminar in Stochastic Processes:
Mon., March 17, 5 p.m., 317 W.
Engineering Bldg. Prof. G. E. Uh-
lenbeck will continue his discus-
sion of random processes.
Seminar in Engineering Mech-
anics: The Engineering Mechanics
Department is sponsoring a series
of discussions on the Plasticity of
Engineering Materials. The dis-
cussion of this series will be at
7:03 p.m., Tues., March 18, Rm.
402, W. Engineering Bldg.
Inorganic - Physical Chemistry
Seminar. Tues.. March 18, 4:15
p.m., Rm. 151, Chemistry Bldg.
Prof. E. F. Westrum, Jr., "Forces
between complex molecules." Mr.
Bond, "High Vacuum Technique."
A Water Safety Instructor's
Course will be conducted by the
Red Cross on the following dates:
April 15. 17, 19, 21, and 23, in the
evening. The course will be held
at the Intramural Pool and is open
to both men and women. Anyone
interested must sign up in Barbour
Gymnasium immediately.
A preliminary training course
will be given at the Central High
School in Ypsilanti on March 18,
19, 20, 25, and 26. This is a pre-


Deursen. baritone, will sing The
Liederkreis, Op. 39, by Schumann.
songs by Handel, Sarti, Carissimi,
Massenet, and M'artin, during his
recital at 8:30 Tuesday evening,
in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Mr. Van Deursen is Assistant Pro-
fessor of Voice in the School of
Music. and conductor of the Uni-
versity Musical Society. The pro-
gram will be open to the general
Faculty Recital: Marian Struble
Freeman, guest violinist, and John
Kollen, pianist, will be heard in a
program 2t 8:30 p.m., Wed.. March
19, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Open to the public, it will consist
of Brahms' Sonata in D minor,
Op. 118, Faure's Sonata in A ma-
jor, Op. 13, and Sonata in E-flat
major, Op. 18, by Strauss.
Student Recital: Joanne John-
son Baker, a student of piano un-
der Mabel Ross Rhead, will be
heard in a recital in partial ful-
fillment of the requirements for
the degree of Bachelor of Music,
at 8:30 p.m., Mon.. March 17. Lyd-
ia Mendelssohn Theatre. Her pro-
gram will consist of compositions
by Bach, Beethoven, Ravel, and
"Fantastique Suite," written by
Mrs. Baker. The public is cordial-
ly invited.
The Museum of Art presents an
exhibition of drawings and water
colors by George Grosz. 2-5 p.m.,
Sun., March 16, Alumni Memorial
Hall. The public is cordially in-
Conservation of Michigan Wild-
flowers, an exhibit of 46 colored
plates with emphasis on those pro-
tected by law. Rotunda Museum
Building. 8-5 Monday through Sat-
urday. 2-5 Sunday. Current
through March.
Drawings of the human figure.
March 7 through March 27, Main
floor, Architecture Bldg.
Willow Run Village Art Show
University Community Center
1045 Midway
Willow Run Village
Crafts and paintings by Village
residents on exhibit at the Uni-
versity Center, Assembly Room,
through March 30. The public is
cordially invited.
Events Today
University Radio Program:
9:15 a.m., Station WJR. 760 Kc.
"Hymns of Freedom."
U. of M. Hot Record Society:

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