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THE MICHIGAN DAILY TUESDAY MAY 17, 194$

Lit Failures
Few, Says
Dean Peake
High admission requirements
and careful selectivity of students
accounts for the relatively small
number of academic failures in
the literary college, according to
Assistant Dean Charles H. Peake.
Only about six per cent of the
students in the literary college are
asked to withdraw,'each year be-
cause of academic failure, Dean
Peake said.
He also revealed that about 10
per cent of the students in the col-
lege at any one time are on aca-
demic probation.
"A probationary period is grant-
ed only on the grounds of extenu-
ating circumstances, which in-
cludes problems of adjustment of
first semester freshmen and trans-
fer students," Dean Peake ex-
plained.
Dean Peake added that because
the figures do not take into consid-
eration those who voluntarily
withdraw upon meeting academic
difficulty, the percentage of those
who lift probation may be consid-
erably higher.
For GraduationI

Museums'
Main Faults
Discussed
"The besetting sin of school mu-
seums is that they fail to keep in
sight the fundamental principles
of museums," President Alexander
G. Ruthven declared at a faculty
reception.
The reception was the occasion
for dedicating new exhibits in the
Hall of .Biological Principles of
the Museum Building.
* * *
"I BELIEVE a university mu-
seum must keep in mind that its
functions are the same as any
other department on campus," he
said. "Its objectives are to provide
vusual education, present dem-
onstrations and to ,supplement
classroom study."
President Ruthven served as
director of museums from 1922
to 1936.
The new displays, prepared un-
der the direction of Irving G. Rei-
mann, prefect of exhibits, include
coral reefs, enlarged single-celled
animals, statuettes illustrating
production methods of Pueblo pot-
tery, edible and poisonous mush-
rooms of Michigan and a display
illustrating the effects on animals
of generations of cave life.
Tryouts To Meet
Tryouts for the frosh-soph week
committee are asked to meet at 4
p.m. today in Rm. 3D of the Un-
ion Bill Gripman, frosh-soph
chairman, has announced.
Any freshman, man or woman,
is eligible, Gripman noted.

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LIKE JIGSAW PUZZLES:
University Papyrus Readers
Unveiling History's Mysteries

Unravelling the mysteries of his-
tory is a full-time job for Univer-
sity papyrus readers.
"You can find anything from a
butcher's bill to Aristotle on Papy-
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rus," according to Prof. H. C.
Youtie, University research pro-
fessor in papyrology. But making
a translation from papyri is often
like fitting a jig saw puzzle to-
gether.
MOST PAPYRI are in poor con-
dition when found and breaks in
the writing make the papyrolo-
gist's work extremely difficult.
"Papyrus reading is extremely
slow," Prof. Youtie said. "Some-
times weeks and even months
pass before a papyrus is fully
understood."
The University leads the coun-
try in the field of papyrus re-
search, with a collection of more
than 6,000 documents.
FINDS MADE during Univer-
sity expeditions to Karanis, Egypt,
between 1920 and 1932 comprise
a large share of the collection.
An abundance of material
dealing with magic was discov-
ered, including lead curse-tab-
lets used to cast spells of black
magic upon enemies.
University papyrologists also
found a large number of private
letters. "A fair number of these
were from Roman soldiers writing
home," Prof. Youtie said.
Papyrus records, covering the
period from 311 B.C. to the eighth
century after Christ, offer one
of the best sources of ancient his-
tory, according to Prof. Youtie.

Will Prtesent
Recial at Hill
Frederick Marriot, organist and
carilloneur at the University of
Chicago, will present a guest re-
cital at 4:15 p.m., today in Hill
Auditorium.
Marriot's program includes
"Prelude in D Major" by Walther
and two numbers by Bach: "Dear-
est Jesus, We Are Here" and "Fan-
tasie and Fugue in A Minor."
Other selections are "Je ne le
Divin Enfant" by Racques, "Tu-
mult in the Praetorium" by Main-
greau, Marriot's own work "Moon-
light on the Lake."

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