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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SHDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1948

'U' Chicago Club To Honor Michigan Athletes

The University of Michigan
Club of Chicago is going all out
the night of January 31 to honor
Chicago area students participat-
ing in inter-collegiate and fresh-
man sports at the University.
"The Michigan club is proud of
the records being made in the
classrooms and on the playing
fields at Ann Arbor by the Chi-

cago area boys," stated Karl
Velde, president of the club.
* * *
SWEDISH - AMERICAN cater-
ers are scheduled to serve the
"Medieval King's Feast" to stu-
dents, dads of students, Alumni'
and friends of the University at'
its Annual Football Bust held in
the Twin Terrace Room, 3 North
"Tug" Wilson.

At the speakers rostrum will be
among others Fritz Crisler, Benny
Oosterbaan, George C e it h a m l,
Matt Mann, Wally Weber, and
"Tug Wilson."
Reservations may be made dur-
ing Christmas vacation with E. C.
Gibson, 332 SouthMichigan Ave-
nue, Phone, Webster 9-2301.

PAGING HOUDINI'S SPIRIT-Magicians hold their annual seance in New York in a vain effort to
contact the spirit of Houdini on the 22nd anniversary of his death. The locks, handcuffs and personal
scrap book of the world-renown escape artist are placed in the center of the table.
IT'S QUALITY THAT COUNTS:
Clements Library Houses Rare Books

By PETE HOTTON
The General Library at the Uni-
versity boasts more than a million
volumes, but the Clements Li-
brary, the modern building next
to the President's home, has only
about 40,000.
But it's not the quantity of
books that count at this library,
it's the quality, according to Col-
ton Storm, assistant director of
the Clements' Library. All these
books are "uncommon, scarce, and
rare," yearly growing more val-
uable for their interpretation of
America.

THE BOOKS are exclusively
Americana. In fact, we have
everything about the Western
Hemisphere that we think val-
uable, from Columbus up to the
minute, said Storm. Besides the
books, we have rare and early
manuscripts and maps of Amer-
ica.
The library is primarily one
of research. It contains exciting
parts of history overlooked by
text books. An entire room of
books might contribute only one

Widow -of U.S. Sailor Fights
27 Years To Clear Husband

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Funds Asked
At Minnesota
Building for Military
Sought by President
President James L. Morrill, of
the University of Minnesota, has
called on the Minnesota State leg-
islature to appropriate $800,00 to
finance construction of a new mil-
itary and naval science building
on the Badger campus.
President Morrill said he hoped
to match the funds with a like
amount from the Federal Govern-
ment "if they are available," and
expand Minnesota's military
training program, the Minnesota
Daily reported.
However, during the r ce n t
summer session, students formed
a "Students Against Compulsory
Drill" organization and protested
the University's plans. They dis-
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Yeoman Ralph Everett Crawshaw,
lost at sea Aug. 7, 1921, "In line of
duty." The action expunged the
onus of a misconduct charge.
* * 4 .
THE WIDOW who wrote letters
and pleaded for the clearing of
her husband's name-Mrs. Ruth
A. Crawshaw, a navy nurse in
World War I-says of her victory:
"I can't put into words how I
feel now. I'm so used to fight-
Her fight started in 1921 when a
Navy board ruled her husband's
death aboard the U.S.S. Utah en-
route to England was due to his
own misconduct. The board said
that Chief Crawshaw was censur-
ed for negligence with the ship's
post office accounts and in conse-
quence became mentally deranged
and tried to escape by jumping
through a porthole.
* * *
MRS. CRAWSHAW'S fight end-
ed Nov. 19 when the Board for
Correction 'of Naval Records in-
formed her that her husband's
death occurred in line of duty and
his record was so corrected. A na-
val review board ruled his death
accidental
"Clearing his name was my life
ambition," Mrs. Crawshaw said,
adding she did it for him and for
their daughter, Frances, born in
1920 when the Chief Yeoman was
away.

paragraph to a text. Users of
the library are researchers.
"The library belongs to Mich-
igan, and the people of Michigan
ought to use it," said Storm.
One of the strict rules d'f re-
search is to take notes in pencil
to eliminate the possibility of ink
blots, which greatly reduce the
value of the books.
* *~ *
EVERYTHING PERTINENT to
American history is kept on file,
and your home town might be
among them. Frank Butoroc, '51,
found in a book a little event
about his hometown of Ishpeming,
Michigan, and after some re-
search at the library, wrote a
theme on it.
"I ran across an obscure slan-
der suit between Theodore
Roosevelt and George A. Newett,
who was publisher of my home-
town paper in 1913, so I decided
to look deeper into this mys-
tery," asid Butoroc.
At the library I found a copy
of the minutes of the trial, pub-
lished privately in one edition
With all details.
The advantage of the Clements
Library over the General Library
according to Storm, is the fortune
of greater concentration in his-
tory.
"WE WANT TO GET as many
different opinions and thoughts
of American authors and histor-
ians, so- we try to obtain as many
editions of one book as possible.
For instance, there are hundreds
of editions of the Federalist Pa-
pers."
The earliest piece in the li-
brary dates from 1493. It is a
copy of a letter of Columbus
telling of his first voyage across
the Atlantic and the discovery
of the West Indies. The library's
copy is a Rome edition of only
eight pages, printed in 1493
without a title page.
One of the latest items the li-
brary has on its shelves is a copy
of the Missourian, newspaper pub-
lished on the U.S.S. Missouri on
the day the Japanese surrendered
in Tokyo Bay. To add to its sig-
nificance, the paper is signed by
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.

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