ARY 14, 1955
OST GENEROUS DONOR:
Estimate $16 Millon Donated by Cook I
By LOU SALER
William W. Cook; the Univer-
sity's most generous private bene-
factor, donated an estimated $16
million to his alma- mater during
his lifetime and in his will.
Donor of the entire Law Quad-
rangle and Martha W. Cook Build-
ing, Cook left a $2/2 million en-
dowment to the Law School in his
will, the income from which
(about $125 thousand yearly) is
used for purposes of Legal Re-
The Law Quad, which cost $8
million, is his best known and
largest contribution. It consists of
the Law Club, John P. Cook dor-
mitory, the Law Library andHarry
B. Hutchins Hall.
Begun in 1920
Negotiations for the building of
the Law Club were begun in 1920
and the final building, Hutchins
Hall, was occupied in 1933, three
years after Cook's death.
Done in the collegiate Gothic
style, the buildings are intricately
decorated with University seals,
window cartoons depicting laws,
inscriptions of great jurists, and
purely ornamental work.
Engraved over the entrance to
the Library are the words "The
Character of the Legal Profession
Depends on the Character of the
Law Schools." It was Cook's wish
to aid in the improvement of the
"To look at it," he said, "might
spoil the dream."
Born in Hillsdale in 1858, Cook's
early education was received in
the preparatory schools of his
home town. After six years at the
University, he was admitted to
and became a prominent member
of the New York bar.
Cook Research Building
In the William W. Cook Legal
Research building, the only build-
ing named after him is the Cook
This is the library of Cook's own
house, transplanted to the ninth
level of the building. With all the
original paneling, furniture, books
and ornaments, it is used only for
show purposes to visitors.
With the furniture now covered
by white sheets, the Cook room
stands a ghostly tribute to the
man who built the Law Quad-
rangle to realize a dream, and re-
fused to visit his dream come true.
Her Own Sickening Story!
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WILLIAM W. COOK
. . . generous donor
American Bar by building a com-
plete and beautiful law school.
An alumnus, '82L, he chose the
University of Michigan to house
such a school. He hoped to pro-
vide a place where the students
could live together in pleasant
surroundings, in close and friend-
ly contact with their professors.
Cook, himself never visited his
project. When he was asked why
he had never come to Ann Arbor
to look at the realization of his
idea, he said that the Law Quad-
rangle was to him a dream he was
trying to make real.
BACK FROM "SPACE"-White mice which just returned from
a "space flight" to 95,000 feet in a simulation test at WSPG are
examined by the experimenters. Left to right are Jerry Harju,
Frank P. Merry, Jr., 1st Lt. Druey P. Parks, and William T.
Mice Taken 95,000 Feet U
Without Moving from Earth
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Symbol of Onness
The Baha'i Revelation re-
gards previous religions (his-
torically speaking) as different
stages in the constant evolution
of one religion, Divine and in-
divisible, of which it forms but
on integral part.
Its avowed purpose is to
widen theirbasis, restate their
fundamentals, reinvigorate their
life by demonstating their es-
sential oneness and assisting in
the realization of their highest
WORLD RELIGION DAY
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16
Michigan League at 8:00 P.M,
Public is invited
Mr. Ellsworth Blackwell,
member of the Executive Board
speaking on "The Day
of World Religion."
Those desiring further infor-
mation regarding the Baha'I
Faith may contact Mrs. Harry
Mills, NO 8-9085.
Student Plays . . .
TICKETS ARE still available for
today's performances of the plays
in the Second Laboratory Playbill.
Three student works will be giv-
en at 8 p.m. in the Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theater. Tickets, at thirty
cents each, may be purchased at
the box office.
PERSHING RIFLES will have
a regimental inspection tomorrow
conducted by Cadet Col. Peter J.
Salm of Indiana University.
After the inspection, the local
unit will go to, Kalamazoo to take
part in the formal installation of
Company H-3 at Western Michi-
Juvenile Delinquents . .
"WHAT PERCENTAGE of to-
day's teen-agers are delin-
quents?" will be among the
problems discussed on the first
of a series of two programs de-
voted to juvenile delinquency
over the University's "TV Hour"
at 1 p.m. Jan. 16 over WWJ-TV.
Business Methods ...
DONALD W. MOFFETT, Staff
Consultant of Methods Engineer-
ing Council, will discuss operations
research, the use of analytical
Methods for solving problems of
business management, at 7:45 p.-
m. Thursday at the Ann Arbor
* * *
Moise To Talk ..*
PROF. EDWIN E. MOISE of
the mathematics department
will address the fifth annual
Conference for Mathematics
Teachers in the Rackham As-
sembly Hall Saturday.
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Sending white mice to high alti-
tudes without moving them off the
ground is the unique project of
Jerry Harju, a former University
Harju, a Cooperative Trainee at
White Sands Proving Ground, a
former resident of Republic, Mich.
He is now an engineer for this
unique project which takes mice
95,000 feet in the air without mov-
ing them from the earth.
This confusing statement can be
explained. The mice, used in an
experiment in the Climatic"Labor-
atory at White Sands, made their
simulated journey in a high alti-
tude chamber on the ground. The
chamber has been adapted so it
is capable of a simulated height
of 300,000 feet.
The objective of this experiment
involving the furry little space
travelers is to provide control ex-
posures of the experimental ani-
mals and equipment with the as-
surance of safe recovery for fu-
ture biological studies.
It also is a purpose of the sim-
ulation experiments to ascertain
the type container required to re-
turn the mice back to earth safe-
ly. Factors such as thickness of the
container, insulation and interior
design must be considered.
noon to 6:30 P.M.
also Sat. and Sun.
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Bill Zartman wants to know:
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Institute on TV . .
CBS-TV will film Sunday's Eng-
lish Language Institute program
at 4:30 p.m. for showing Thursday
on Detroit's station WJBK-TV.
would an advanced
degree have on
at Du Pont?
William N. Zartman is studying for a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the
University of Illinois. Last summer he worked in the Technical Laboratory at
Du Pont's Chambers Works to gain industrial experience. He has not yet
selected a permanent employer, however; and right now he's asking the kind
of questions which will help him select the right job and plan a successful career.
Sheldon Isakoff answers:
Dr. Sheldon Isakoff received his Ph.D. degree in
Chemical Engineering from Columbia University
in 1952, doing his graduate research work on the
problem of heat transfer in liquid metals. Since
graduation he's been engaged in fundamental re-
search work at the Du Pont Experimental Station,
Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Isakoff is now a Re-
search Project Engineer in the Engineering Re-
Are you interested in research work?
About 2000 Du Pont scientists are cur-
rently engaged in research, aided by some
3500 other employees. Laboratory facilities
of the highest quality are available at the
Du Pont Experimental Station near Wil-
mington, and elsewhere throughout the
country. Full information about research
An advanced degree would undoubtedly have a favorable effect
in technical work, Bill, but let me enlarge on that just a little.
In my own field-chemical engineering-a doctorate is consid-
ered to be evidence of demonstrated ability in carrying out
original research. An advanced technical. degree is therefore
helpful in obtaining work in research and development, where
that skill is definitely important. You might say it gives a man
a head start in proving his ability in those areas.
It's less important in some other areas, though. For example,
in production or sales work a manifest ability for handling
human relationships is just as important for advancement as
technical competence. If an engineer is sold on production work
or sales, a graduate degree in marketing or business adminis-
tration might be more helpful to him than advanced technical