THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, MARCU 25, 19493
THE MICHIGAN STORY:
Burton ears Witness Great Building Activity
Value of Essay Not Noticed,
Asserts Professor Stevens
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is 11w sev-
enth in a series of articles presenting
the highlights in the history of the
University of Michigan.)
By ROBERT WHITEa
(Daily Associate Editor)
At the beginning of the Twen-
ties, the University of Michigan
faced a problem that could be
postponed no longer--a severe
laclk of physical facilities.
And in 1920-as in the past--
Michigan was blessed with a Presi-
dent perfectly qualified to cope
with the particular problems his
years held. Marion LeRoy Burton,
past president of Smith College
and the University of Minnesota,
was precisely the orderly, realistic,
and forceful administrator that
* * *
PRESIDENT BURTON'S ad-
ministration began with several
striking improvements in the Uni-
versity's administrative organi-
The Board of Regents under-
Went an internal reform of its
own that was of obvious benefit
to the University. Where the
body had previously been subdi-
vided into a number of standing
committees which dealt separ-
ately with'individual University
' departments, a new plan called
for the Board's unified consid-
eration of the entire University.
In another practical decision,
the Board made the last Friday
of every month the day of its
In Ann Arbor, meanwhile, Dr.
Burton instituted a highly success-
ful Conference of the President
and Deans. The sessions were of
an informal nature and issues sel-
dom came to a vote. Nonetheless,
the conclusions drawn by the or-
xanization-which has continued
to meet ever since-were often in-
corporated in official by-laws and
OTHER BURTON innovations
included the now indispensible
Daily Official Bulletin, general
faculty meetings for the discus-
sion of University policy, and the
Honors Convocation for students
of superior academic achievement.
But Burton's prime accom-
plishment, of course, is found in
his leadership in the transfor-
mation of a dingy and intoler-
ably over-crowded campus into
a well-equipped, well-planned
When the new President arrived
on the scene, enrollment was rap-
idly approaching the 10,000 mark
and packed classes were struggling
wherever space could be found-
in the tiny antique cubicals of Ma-
son Hall and South Wing, in the
basement of Tappan Hall, and in
unbelievably decadent West Hall
-an abandoned Ann Arbor public
* * *
DR. BURTON, immediately ap-
palled by conditions, flatly an-
nounced that $19,000,000 was need-
ed for building purposes. Had such
a staggering sum been suggested by
another president, and directed at
a less responsive Legislature, it
might have been laughingly dis-
missed as preposterous. But Dr.
Burton-probably the most per-
suasive chief executive in Univer-
sity history-invited the entire
Legislature to Ann Arbor for a first
Subsequently over $5,00,000 was
made available immediately.
At the same time, the Uni-
versity was granted a larger
share of the old property tax
revenue. (This latter increase in
Univcrjsity income also made
possible a series of long overdue
salary raises for the faculty.)
Building sites were selected and
,urchased by the Regents in 1921-
22, and a year later University
High, the East Engineering Build-
ing, and an addition to the Dental
Building were completed. Other
present day campus landmarks
conceived during the Burton years
include the greater University
Hospital, the East Physics Build-
ing. Yost Field House,
East Medical Building.
THE MOST awe-inspiring
structure of all completed in this
era of unprecedented building ac-
tivity was James B. Angell Hall. It
was with great satisfaction that
the literary college received its
new home but, at the same time, it
was an addition of lasting emo-
tional significance: from one point
of view the University had finally
erected a suitable memorial to
President Angell, but it had cost
the obscurity and eventual de-
structionof old University Hall,
the building which had come to
For the multitude of students
who would occupy the new
buildings, a center of non-aca-
demic coordination was created
-the office of the first dean of
students, Joseph A. Bursley.
In another significant develop-
ment in 1924. the present School
of Business Administration was
established on existing founda-
* * *
ONE OF PRESIDENT Burton's
fondest ideas was fulfilled when,
in 1921, poet Robert Frost came
to Ann Arbor to occupy the Fel-
lowship of Creative Art.
The time was also ripe to end
the somewhat ridiculous senara-
tion of the department of home-
opathic medicine from the Med-
ical School proper.
But President Burton's produc-
tive effort was to be cut short
shortly after he had laid the grand
groundwork for expansion by a
tragic period of illness. Fortunate-
ly, the University's general ad-
ministrative officers-along with
President-Emeritus Hutchins -
were able to successfully carry out
PRESIDENT BURTON advanced
Michigan to an astonishing degree
during the four years of his tenure
-not only through his extensive
program of administrative reform
and building, but also in the ex-
tremely beneficial private endow-
ments he was able to encourage.
His quiet passing on February
18, 1925, had the tragic impact
that Michigan had so often sus-
tained in the passing of her Presi-
Saturday-President Little and
the "Roaring Twenties."
"The potentialities of the essay
as an art form of great aesthetic
value have escaped the notice of
critics," asserted Prof. Stephen
Pepper of the University of Cali-
fornia in a lecture yesterday on
"The Aesthetics of the Essay."
"Because it is out of the tradi-
tional run of art, the essay holds
a lower place than other forms of
literature," Prof. Pepper ex-
* * *
HE SAID that the usual liter-
ary essay is written with great
verbal finish, loose logic and an
aloof attitude. Thus, it runs the
risk of not being called literary or
aesthetic, Prof. Pepper declared.
"Literary ideas in general are
treated in this casual way.
Ideas seem to be taboo and in-
der the cover of the art form in
narrative, poetry and drama,"
"But in the essay, which should
treat the ideas themselves di-
reetly, critics act as if the ideas
are least important and the form
more the thing." But ideas are
aesthetic, Prof. Pepper empha-
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