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VOL. IX. No. 20.

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, JULY 17, 1928

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GRO Will OF AERICAN
ACADEMY AT ROME 1
SUBJECT OF SPEECH
LATIN PROFESSOR DESCRIBES
BUILDINGS AND SITE
OF SCHOOL
FOUNDED BY ARCHITECTS
Student Activities Include Excursions,
Lectures, Research Work In Roman
Culture And Antiquities
"The artistic and the scholarly sides
of the American Academy at Rome
began independently and were not
united until 1912," said Prof. Henry
A. Sanders of the Latin department
in a lecture tracing the development
and work of that body given yester-
day {afternoon in Natural Science aud-
itorium.
Architects at the Chicago world's
fair first realized the value of Euro-
peanm study for students of art, and in
1894 a small group of students of
architecture gathered in Rome for
mutual study. By 1897 the school had
grown 'uffictently to' admit painters
and sculptors.
In 1909 there was bequeathed to it
* large residence, the Villa Aurelia,
which had been Garibaldi's headquar-
ters when he made his last stand in
1849.
Institutions Are Combined
Meanwhile, however, a school of
classical studies had been started at
about the same time and had grown
with equal rapidity, and on December
31, 1912, largely through the efforts
of Jessie Benedict Carter, its head,
0. large gift from J.'Pierpont Morgan
made possible the union of the two
institutions of similar aim- the study
of the various aspects of Romani civili-
zation.
In 1915 the large and magnificent
Academy building was finished. At'
present the Academy owns this build-
ing, four villas in the vicinity, and
quite extensive grounds around them.
Its endowment is well past three mil-
lion dollars.
Outlines Work
Students live together in the large
Academy building. The fellowships
are ample to permit quite a bit of
travel, which is an important part
of the work in Rome. Excursions to
points of interest in Rome and viciity
are taken in the fall, while in the
spring more ambitious trips, often to
Greece or Sicily, eare arranged. Lec-
tures and library research in the
fields of epigraphy, classical typo-
graphy, Roman and Etruscan archae-
eology, and manuscript interpretation
form the bulk of the formal study.
At the end of the lecture slides
of the Academy buildings were shown,
and views of the annual exhibit of

Wilfred, Inventor Of Clavilux, Thinks
Color Organ Forward Step For Stage
"Theater lighting in the past has thing was crystallized, and the scene
been very primitive," said Thomas was dominated by two huge revolv-
Wilfred, inventor of the clavilux, the ing crystal towers in the bockground.
color organ which is to be a feature Anme fItrsigefcswr
of the coming production of Ibsen's possible, but "The Vikings" affords
"The Vikings" by the Rockford Play- opportunity for a greater range, es-
era. .pecially in the fire scene, where al.
"With the -color keyboard, the mo- most all the keys on the instrument
bility and ease of control of stage will be used 'to obtain the vivid
lighting is so vastly increased that blending of light fitted to the rapid
it opens up whole new dimen'sions in action of the scene.
the theater," declared, Mr. Wilfred. ' whu influene the clavila wI
"The operator, moreover, is an artist have on the future of the drama, it
is of course hard to say," said Mr.
who can suit the rhythm, the form,
the color of the lights to the charac- Wilfred. "But it certainly offers much
ter of the play, thus enhancing its more opportunity for artistic settings,
artistry; and he sits out inl front and far wider latitude in light ef-
where he can see what he is doing." fects. It has practical advantages,
The ideaof an instrument to pro- too, for once it is installed in all
The dea f anlarge theaters travelling play com-
duce fine modulations in the form and parge whenstraee to tayecum-
hue of light first appealed to him in panies will not need to take cum-
1905, said Mr. Wilfred. "At that time bersome scenery with them--a clavi-
my instrument was a cigar box with mux player can sit down to his in'stru-
three boles in it," he remarked, "but mnent and create It for them."
I have been working on it ever since,
and the instrument to be used in
the production next week consists ofG
a larige keyboard and two tall banks
of projectors which will stand one DB
on either side of the stage.
"The clavilux has been used in
a few plays, but never one of exact-
ly .the character of 'The Vikings.' I o Of Teacher Is TIfo Get Student o
used it last year In New York in a ProikS ifesaly, Says
fantasia dealing with the world as Pofesor
it will be centuries hence. Every-
-------FIRST OF FOUR LECTURES
EAST BOUND AIR MAIL The most signficant trend in the
teaching of science at the present
S T T THIS MORNING time is the goal of the teacher fn try-
ing to get the pupil to think scienti-
fically," said Professor Francis D.
New Service Will Be Kiown As C.A.M. Curtis in his lecture "New Tendencies:
27, And Will Link Ten New in Science Teaching" delivered in the
Cities With Coast auditorium of the University Higl
School yesterday afternoon. It was
WILL HOLD CEREMONIES the first lecture in this week's.series1
of conferences for superintendents;
Ann Arbor's air mail service starts and teachers, which will deal with
today with the eastbound mail leaving the Junior High School.
at 11:15 a. in. over C. A. M. 27. West- "The place of science in the school!
bound mail leaves at 4:50 p. in. and today is somewhat different than it;
will arrive on the west coast Thurs- was a decade ago. When the subjec
day-lnorning, a saving of at least two "f General Science was first intro
days over train service. duced it was placed in the ninth
C. A. M. 27 includes ten Michigan ((rade and served as an introductior"
cities, Bay City, Saginaw, Lansing 1to Physics and Chemistry and gav
Kalamazoo, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Jack- a general background to the further
son, Battle Creek, Muskegon, and study of science. But with the com-
Grand Rapids; and South Bend and ing of the Junior High School we u'
Pa Porte, Indiana; and Chicago. find .the tendency to place Genera
Heretofore Detroit has been the only Science in the seventh and eighth
Michigan city to have air mail service. -rades. That brings up the questic
Simple ceremonies will be in order of what we are going to offer ti
this morning when the incoming and pupils in the ninth grade. It is n
out-going mail are exchanged at th becoming the general practise to offers
Ann Arbor Airport, with Postmaster two courses in Biology, an elementa.
Pack receiving the mail for Ann :urse in the ninth grade, and a in
Arbor. It is expected that the last complete survey in the tenth grade
part of August, when the hangar "We also find a change in the aims
have been completed, that there will and objectives to be found in science
be appropriate dedication ceremonies teaching. We are, of course, still
for the new airport. training for the cardinal principles.
The affair Tuesday will be sort o In addition to this we attempt to ac-i
a double program besides the opening quaint the pupil with the facts of his
of the airmail service it will be the environment. But probably the main
occasion of free airplane flights offer- tim is that of teaching the child toI
ed residents of the county by Ann think scientifically. And here we
Arbor merchants on Bargain day. The must be careful that we do not con-
free rides will be taken under the di- sider our aim achieved when the
rection of Lieut. Leonard Flo, An pupil glibly tells us just the thingsi
Arbor, who will manage the port for: re want him to. Rather we shouldt
t1- Ann Arbor Flying club and th :wh him to put the ideas into prac-I
park, commission. 'st in his everyday life.s
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HOOVER AND COOLIDGE
VISIT AS SMITH GOES
ABOUT STATE AFFAIRS
REPUBLICAN NOMINEE STOPS AT
SUMTER WHITE HOUSE ON
WISCONSIN TOUR
AL SPENDS DAY AT WORK
'New York Governor Resumes Work
In (Glubfrnatiorial Office
At Albany
(By The Associated Press)
SUPERIOR, Wisconsin, July 16.-
Revisiting the northern hills of Wiscon-
sin for the first time in fifteen years,
Herbert Hoover tonight was the guest
of President Coolidge at Cedar Island
Lodge on the Brule River forty miles
from this city.
The Republican Presidential stand-
'ird bearer stopped while enroute to
his old home in California for his
formal notification, in order to discuss
with the chief executive the political
situation in general, his acceptance
speech to be delivered at Palo Alto
August 7th and his successor as Sec-
retary of Commerce. He will remain
until tomorrow when the westward
journey will be resumed.
Met With Cheers
Arriving early in the day from
Washington, Mr. Hoover was met by a
cheering crowd of twonsfolk and
was applauded by thousands of others
who lined the main thoroughfares
through which his automible moved
through the open country on the long
and somewhat dusty ride to the Sum-
mer White House.
SAt the Lodge the nominee and Mrs.

NEW COMMANDER
TO TAKE OFFICE

PRICE FIVE CENTS
E DUCATOR'S MUST NOT
'DYNAMITE' STUDENTS,
SAYS DOCTOR LITTLE

11iam iL. Sharp
Who will take the office of most
excellent grand master at the annual
conclave of the Kndghts Templar be-
ing held in Detroit this week. George
W. Vallery of Denver is the retiring
grand master.
BY ROCKFORD TROUPEf
Harry W. Gribble's "March Hares" Is
New Bill For Tueiday At Sarah
Caswell Angel hall

IPPROXIMATELY 300 MEN HEAR
SPEECH AT CLUB MEET
LAST NIGHT
EXPLAINS "A" STUDENTS
PreIdent\Declares That There Should
Be Shift From Subject Matter
To Individual
"Educators must learn,to "fish" for
students, rather than dynamiting
them," said President C. C. Little in
his talk before the Men's Educational
Club last night at the Union. About
x00 superintendents, principals and
teachers heard the address.
"We need a shift in emphasis fron
the subject matter to a study of the
individual pupil. Our duty is to get
the material into the mind of the stu-
dent and to do that properly we must
know the student. Nor is the addi-
tion of new courses to the curriculum
enough, for the courses of instruction
are not an end iA themselves. The
important thing to know is can the
strudent use what we give him as an
cducated person ought to.
Established Mental Tests
"Teaching students is not a "saus-
age making" process, it is something
more subtle than that. It is only
recently that we have learned enough
to establish tests of how the mind of
4 the student is working. When these
psyohologial tests were introduced,
thera were immediately two camps
formed among teachers and profes-
sors; one class said there was nothing
in them, the other that they were a
cure for all our educational ills. But
the largest part of the profession took
the middle ground, that the tests
^hould be used as much as possible
with the present system. And I think
this is the better view.
"We know now that mental abilit'
as such, tends to be inherited. The
mental ability in the parent corre-
sponds to a large degree with the
mental ability in the child. But we
have only recently recognized that
this comes from the mother as well
as the father. ' In fact, by a small ma-
lority, more of the mental ability
omes from the mother than the fa-
her. This is important to consider
n these days that women are coming
into all fields of competit on. It is
highly possible that in our educational
program we will have to use different
tests for women and men in judging
their mental ability, but if we do this
t will have to be very carefully done.
"A" Student Of Two Kinds
"A" student made by Professor
Adams of the University, the results
of which have not yet been made pub-
iii, shows that there are two types of
what we know as "A" students. The
one type can get grades but can't do
anything else. They are crystalized
in the mold. The others, and they
are fewer, have also an attraction and
ability in their personal traits. There
are few of this type with'"A" grades,

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Hoover, who rode in an open car sent MISS KELLY TAKES LEAD
from the White House, was greeted _
by the President and Mrs. Coolidge "March Hares," ..Harry Wagstaff'I
and John Coolidge, they chatted a. Gribble's farce comedy will be pre-
while on the front piazza before the sented by the.Rockford players for
newspaper correspondents and photo- f performances, opening tonight at
graphers were invited wvithin the 8:15, and playing Thursday, Friday,
grounds. and Saturday nights, and Saturday
Matinee. There will be no perfor-
Smith At Albany mince on Wednesday. The play is t
ALBANY, New York, July 16.- fantastic comedy, in three acts, on
Temporarily shunting aside politics tempermentallsts.
and his cares as the Democratic I ad Parts Previously
Presidential Nominee, Governor Smith The players themselves are parti-
devoted himself today to the business cularily pleased with the Gibble farce,
of ,the state. He spent most of the because most of them are familiar
day in his office. with his work. Katherine Wick Kelly,
Besides disposing of a mass of ac-j as Claudia Kitts, played the same part
cumlated business, the Governor con- with the Cleveland Playhouse in one
sidered clemency appeals of four men of the most successful of their pro-
in the Death House at Sing Sing and ductions. Roman Bohnen, playing
signed a warrant to send George Al. Edgar Fuller, has vivid memories of
Saunders, ,Dayburg, New York youth, that part in the Goodman Memorial
to Georgia for trial on charges of theater in Chicago. Elberta Trow-
fraudulent stock deals despite his pro- bridge was featured in New York as
testations of innocence. Janet Rodney, and will play the same
Before tthe clemency hearing, the t
sliped acrss hepart here. Robert Henderson has
Governor had slipped across the wanted to play Geoffrey Wareham, and
street to see what progress had been feels that it is particularly suited to
made in the construction 'of a new him. Marvel Garnsey will be seen
state office building across the street for the first time in a character part,
from the Capitol. Prior to that he had as Mrs. Janet Rodney. Lillian Bron-
received newspapermen, most of son will play the part of Ethel, a very
whom he called by their first names, decided change from Roxie Hart. Paul
in his office. Stephenson will portray Oliver.
As the Governor sat behind his desk, The advance sale of tickets will con-
minus coat and waistcoat, he reiter- tinue at the State street book stores
ated that he had no news, and had no and the tickets for each evenings per-
plans. He seemed under much less formance will be obtained at the box
strains. office after 7:00.

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the Academy in June, attended by
many distinkgluished citizens, including
the King of Italy.
Professor Sanders is leaving this
fall to be visiting professor at the
Academy next year.
FACTORY IS PLED
To accommodate those students who
were unable to visit the Ford Motor
Company's factories on the first regu-
lar excursion to the plant, a second
special trip will be made to Ford-
son tomorrow beginning at 12:45
o'clock. The party will leave from
the State street ejtrance of Angell
hall in chartered busses for the offices
of the Ford Motor Company. " Forty-
five has been set as the limit for ac-,
commodations on this trip, it was
announced by Carlton Wells, director
of excursions.
Special arrangements have been
made to insure a careful inspection of
the Ford assembly line which is said
to be tthe height of mechancial effi-
ciency. The blast furnaces, glass
plant, motor assembly department
will be visited as will the power
plant which is reputed to be of the
most advanced type. The foundry,
which is the largest in the world, the
ore-unloading docks, and the Ford-
son tractor assembly plants will also
be seen in operation,.

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HAYDEN TO SPEAK
ABOUT ELECTIONS
Speaking on a subject of timely in
terest, Professor Joseph H. Haydei
will deliver a lecture on "Some Po-
litical Results of Our System of Presi-
dential Election" in the auditorium o:
( the Natural Science building Tuesday
at 5:00 p. m.
It is expected that Professor Hay
den will consider the results of entire
presidential election system.
BASEBALL SCORES
(By The Associated Press)
American League
Philadelphia 3-6, Detroit 2-11.
New York 7-6, Cleveland 3-2.
St. Louis 4, Washington 2.
Chicago 4-9, Boston 0-1.
National League
St. Louis 7, Brooklyn 6.
Chicago 10, Philadelphia 5.
New York 3, Cincinnati 2.
Pittsburgh 8, Boston 3.

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)ut many with "B."
TAGS FOR S. C A SALE
Prices of fifty cents and one dollar
have been set for tags to be sold in
the Summer Tag Day campaign on
the campus tomorrow and a group of
boys from the Fresh Air camp will be
stationed at various points on the
campus to sell the tags.
Rich is superintendent of the Fresh
Air camp this summer.
The quota for the Summer session
has been set at $500, the students in
the regular session having already
;ontributed $2,000 and alumni and
friends of the Universiyt having don-
ated the balance of the $8,000 budget.
More than 400 boys will be enter-
tained at thel camp at Patterson lake
this summer, according to Home
Grafton, general secretary of the Stu-
dent Christian association. In the
present section there is an enrollment
of 110 boys.

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The new Women's League Building which will be completed soon.

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