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Cast of 'Columbus Doors' Destroyed

Garg Seeks Recognition;
Holiday Issue Out Today

A small bronze plaque is all that
remains of what was once one of
the University's most valuable his-
torical relics.
The descriptive plaque which is
now in the possession of the Un-
iversity Historical Collections, was,
attached to the original casting of
the "Columbus Doors" in the Capi-
tol Building at Washington until
the large plaster form was de-
stroyed by razing crews last sum-
mer. *
THE CAST was "permanently
Installed" in the wall of University
Hall's main corridor and was de-
stroyed when the building was
torn down.
It was the building's only sou-
venir of historical interest which
received such treatment. Most
monuments were safeguarded by
clauses in the razing contracts
specifically reserving them.

«' * * *

Plant department officials felt
it was impossible to move the cast
of the bronze doors, which are
still in their original form at the
main entrance of the Capitol ro-
tunda. Even if it could have been
removed, it was too defaced to be
of interest to art museums, offi-
cials said.
THE CAST designed by Ran-
dolph Rogers in 1858 was given to
the University by him in 1892 as
the last in a series of gifts of origi-
nal casts of his works. The doors
were designed in Rome and cast
by Von Miller at Munich.
Shipped to the campus at a
cost of $1400, the cast was placed
tn the old Gallery of Art. Later
it was moved to University Hall
where it remained encased in a
protective screen until its recent
The doors, which were acclaimed
by many critics. as the best of the
Rogers productions, shows the
life of Columbus and his voyage
to the new world. They measure
nearly twelve feet high and eight
feet wide.
* * *
THEY ARE set in a deep frame

With an announcement that
they are planning to petition the
Board in Control of Student Pub-
lications for official recognition
Friday, the editors of the Gar-
goyle released the second issue of
the outlawed magazine to be dis-
tributed today.
Because the humor magazine
is not an official student publica-
tion, it will not be sold on the
campus proper.
Vendors will get around this by
selling near the Engineering Arch,
in front of the Union, on the
Pre-meds Will
Hear Experts
Air Problems
Problems of the pre-medical
student will be aired today at the
Conference on Pre-medical Edu-
cation at 7:30 p.m. in Kellogg
Staffed by a panel 6f experts
on various phases of student
problems, the conference will
discuss matters of curriculum,
counseling and extra-curricular
Intiated by the Pre-med Soci-
ety, the conference will include
members of the faculties of the
Medical School and ,the literary
college. It will be organized along
the lines of a panel discussion fol-
lowed by a question period.
According to Dean James H.
Robertson of the literary college,
who will serve as moderator, the
conference hopes to present a
series of suggestions for the stu-
dent to think about.
The student should arrive at an
answer which applies to his own
case, Dean Robertson added.
1 Specific questions have been
preparedfby the Pre-med Society
for the panel to consider. Some of
these questions deal with techni-
cal vs. non-technical concentra-
tion for pre-med students and the
length of time that a "particular
i advisor should spend with a par-
ticular student.

corners of N.



-Daily-Roger Reinke
HISTORIC MEMENTO-Mrs. Mary Fennema, secretary of the
University Historical Collections, holds the sign which was affixed
to the original cast of the famous "Columbus Doors." The plaster
replica of the bronze doors in the Capitol Building at Washington
was destroyed along with University Hall.

State, E. University and N.
A good portion of the issue is
devoted to local and Christmas
features. Comic artists Bill Al-
brecht and Dick Wagner have
done a Dick Tracy take off called
"Twic Twathy, Campus Cop."
University objective tests have
prompted junior Dave Palmer's
"Testing, 1, 2, 3."
Daily photographer Jack Berg-
strom '52, has created the photo
page "Garg Goes Christmas Shop-
ping," with illustrations by Bill
Hampton, Garg faculty adviser.
A football feature on Garg going
to the Rose Bowl will appear un-
der the heading "California Here
We Come," by Jim Eldridge, '52.
A full page picture of a brun-
ette Kappa Delta will appear as
the second of a campus beauty
"We're running more jokes and
cartoons than we did last month,"
Bob Uchitelle, '51, managing edi-
tor, said. "We're not selling on
campus-but we've got another
sellout coming up."
Lampoon Pays
For Vulgarity
A Cambridge, Mass. Court re-
cently fined the Harvard Lam-
poon, university humor magazine,
$100 for "distributing obscene lit-
The Lampoon decided last Oc-
tober to train its sophisticated
talents on a parody of "midwest-
ern college humor magazines"-a
type of publication they felt
smacked of a somewhat earthy
Seizing upon a mythical Ponca
City, Iowa, home of equally
mythical Ponca College, they pub-
lished the "Ponca College Pon-
All went well, including the
chortles of the Harvard student
body, until last Oct. 27 when the
parody edition hit the streets of
Cambridge. For the police, taking
a dim view of the Lampoon's ef-
fort, jailed every newsboy found
selling the "Pontoon" and before
the week was out the Lampoon's
editors were facing the "obsceni-
ty" charge.
After a short furor followed by
adverse publicity and the reproofs
of outraged alumni, The Lampoon
editors appeared before the au-
thorities, admitted the error of
their ways, and apologized for
their wayward parody.
Officers Named
The annual election of officers
meeting of the Ann Arbor En-
gineers Club was held in the Un-
ion last night
Elected to the following posi-
tions were: president, Ernest J.
Allmendinger; vice-president,
William Malecki; treasurer, Roger
G. Morey; and secretary, Paul M.
Connable. Clifford T. McIntyre
was elected to the board of di-

Will Accept
New Scripts
Generation will now accept
contributions in drama, fiction, es-
say and poetry for its second is-
sue, according to literary editor
Sue Siris, Grad.
All material must be submitted
by Dec. 20. It may be put in the
Generation office on the first floor
of the Student Publications Bldg.
Students interested in working
on the staff should attend the Z
p.m. meeting Wednesday, Miss Si-
ris urged.
10 More Shopping Days
Till Christmas

Plans for Marching Band's
Rose Bowl Trip Announced

D. Revelli.
Boarding a
Pullman train
the band will
Pasadena. -

* * *

Plans for the Michigan March-
ing Band's trip to California for
the Rose Bowl were announced
yesterday by Conductor William

EN ROUTE, the first stop will
be at Albuquerque, N.M., Dec. 27.
The train will arrive at Pasadena
the next day.
In Pasadena, the band will
take part in two parades, the
most colorful of which will be
the march through downtown
Los Angeles, Dec. 30.
This parade is intended as a
"warm-up" for the Rose Bowl and

special Santa Fe
of 12, or 13 cars,
leave Dec. 26 for

Headquarters -

Tournament of Roses parade on
New Year's -Day in Pasadena.
* * 4
BETWEEN appearances t h e
band will practice in daily morn-
ing and afternoon sessions at Oc-
cidental College in Glendale.
Revelli explained that the band
will present highlights of the
band's performances from the
past two years at the half-time
intermission of the Michigan-
California clash.
Returning, the band will travel
via Fresno, Los Angeles, Amarillo,
Tex., and Wichita and Kansas
City, Kan., arriving in Ann Arbor
Saturday afternoon, Jan. 6.

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arched at the top, with a bust of
Columbus at the apex of the arch.
The story of Columbus is depicted
on eight panels, including scenes
in the court of Queen Isabella and
the rising of the Spanish flag on
the soil of the Western Hemi-
Rogers, who maintained a stu-
dio in Ann Arbor until his death
in 1892, first achieved fame with

his famous log cabin wood engrav-
ing which was used as the party
emblem for William Henry Harri-
son's presidential campaign in
Some of his most notable monu-
ments may be found in Philadel-
phia, Providence and New York
City. He also carved the famous,
Soldiers and Sailors monuments in
Detroit and Chicago.

Extra Buses
Will Relieve
In order to relieve Christmas
traffic congestion, the Wolverine
Club has chartered buses to trans-
port those students who are flying
from Willow Run Airport Dec. 22
to the airport.
As many buses as are needed to
meet the demand will be put into
service, George Benisek, '52, club
publicity chairman has an-
RESERVATIONS for the rides,
which will cost $.46, can be made
at the Union Friday from 1:30 to
5 p.m.
In order that the number of
buses needed and the departure
times may be estimated, Benisek
has requested every student who
plans to take advantage of the
bus offer to send a post-
card to the Student Affairs Of-
fice stating his name, Ann Ar-
bor address and flight.
** *
FOR THOSE students planning
to go to Pasadena, Rose Bowl
train reservations may still be
made through this week, accord-
ing to Benisek.
The club's streamliner will
leave Chicago Dec. 28, making
the westward trip by a southern
route, and arrive in Los An-
geles on Dec. 30.
For the return trip by a central
route, the special will leave L2os
Angeles on Jan. 5, arriving in the
Ann Arbor station on Jan. 7.
Round-trip coach fare will be
$99.50, pullman will be $130, a
saving of about $40 on either
reservation, Benisek said.
The train will make stops at
major points along the route, and
student can board the train at
any of these stops, he added.
The club also has information
on Michigan get-togethers while
at Los Angeles for anyone inter-
ested. All reservations can be
made from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
in the lobby of the Administration
IFC Petitions Due
Petitions for office manager and
publicity chairman of the Inter-
fraternity Council are due by 5
p.m. tomorrow at the IFC office
in the Union.

Old Hitching Posts Still Stand in Ann Arbor
. . ,. .


0a. VAI.Pat, Oa.,

Several tarnished hitching posts
still stand in Ann Arbor as silent
reminders of the past, when every-
one was hitching his wagon 1to
old Dobbin and doing the town in
a horse and buggy.
One of the most attractive posts
in the area which has survived the
mechanical age stands in front
of the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. W.
James, 712 E. Ann.
THE HOUSE itself has an in-
teresting history, being one of the
oldest in Ann Arbor. At one time
it was owned by Altheus Felch,
first governor of Michigan.
Two more posts-relics of the
pre-Ford era-can be found on
Williams, one resembling a cac-
tus on the corner of Fourth St.,
the other shaped like a horse
head at the corner of Division.
None of the occupants of the
surrounding neighborhoods have
any recollection of these posts, ex-
cept that they have "always been
ANOTHER POST at 1341 Ged-
des, in the form of a branch, was
installed about 60 years ago by'
contractor William P. James. His
neice, who still resides in the
neighborhood, can recall seeing it
used by customers and friends.
Old prints of the city show
that at one time hitching posts
of all shapes and sizes dotted
both residential and business
When James B. Angell, late'
president of the University, oc-
cupied the house in which the
Ruthvens now reside,- there were
two hitching posts and blocks to
aid in mounting either horse or
* * e
THESE were removed, however,
several years before the Ruthvens
took up residence there, the lat-
ter occupants preferring the car
to the horse.
* * *
A LARGE watering trough with
a low level basin where dogs could
drink, remained in its original

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numaer 7.".

-Daily-Roger Reinke
.* * * 4
position in front of the Court
House until recent years. This
trough was presented to the peo-
ple of Ann Arbor by James Bab-
cock, an old-time resident.
An Ann Arbor Historical So-
ciety was formed many years
ago in an effort to preserve
records and relics such as these
hitching posts for future gen-
Mrs. W. I. Grooms, president of
the group, reports that the Soci-
ety has several pieces of old fur-
niture, including the first piano
shipped west of the Allegheny, " An Argus can
but at present they are in storage gift . . . a consh
because the Society has no place " .", good taste... . a
to display them. Their fine col- ;- , important momen
lection of Washtenaw County rec- live forever. There
ords can be found at the Rackham one... for Junior,
Building. for the expert ph*
-- have one on your I
IC Annual Partyhave b
The Interfraternity Council will
treat 4,000 Ann Arbor grade-school
children to its annual Christmas
party from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday
in Hill Auditorium.


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