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Light winds and slightly
sing temperature.



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X, NO. 42.




Summer Enrollment Sets New

bi ark

ASIN OF 2 Tapping u
Philip Bursley Takes Over Position
as Freshman Week Committee}
Head from Frayer.
Advance figures from RegistrarX
Ira Smith's office indicate that
with 1052 prospective freshmen al-
ready seeking admission to the Un-
iversity next year, last year's rec- %:'
ord of entering students will be'
surpassed by nearly 300. The above <
figure as of August 6 is 156 great- Wilfred B. Shaw
er than the number of the same
date last year, which was 896.
Although Prof. Philip E. Bursley,
who this year supplants Prof. Wil-
liam A. Frayer as chairman of the
Freshman Week committee, is in
Europe, plans for accommodatingA
this influx are completed, with sev-
eral significant changes from prev-
ious year's arrangements. Chief Former Field Secretary Will Succeed
among these is the drafting of a Shaw, Named by Regents As
program whereby the new students First Alumni Fellow
may not be taxed too heavily dur-
ing their first week, and may also
enjoy considerable freedom. Ac-
cordingly, Freshman Week this Ant of th t-
year will not begin unti Tuesday,Announcemene appoin-
September 24 and will end Sat- ment of T. Hawley Tapping, field
urday morning, September 28. In secretary of the University Alumni
order to achieve this reduced pro- association, to the position of gen-
gram, several group activities of eral alumni secretary, was made in
former years have been either dis- yesterday's issue of the Michigan
continued or placed at a modicum, Alumnus. Tapping succeeds Wilfred
among them being athletic events B. Shaw, named by the Board of
and social occasions for^ the entire Regents of the University as Michi-
entering class. gan's first Alumni Fellow. The
A further change from previous resignation of Charles J. Rash as1
years is a decided effort to en- secretary of the class o ffi c e r s'
courage early academic specializa- council also was in the announce-
tion among the freshmen, which ment of Dean G. Carl Huber, vice-
will conform with the changed pol- president, who is active head of
icy of classification and registra- the Alumni association in the ab-
tion for upperclassmen which was sence of Presidnt E. J. Ottaway,
recently announced by Prof. Dan- Port Huron, in Europe.
iel E. Rich, head of the Classifica- Tapping, who becomes the head
tion committee. Freshmen will be of one of the largest and most'
assigned to pre-professional groups active Alumni bodies in the United
of their choice and the temper of States, has been field secretary of
each group will be moulded accord- the Alumni for six years, taking up
ingly. his work in 1923. He has had an
Detailed statistics of the numbers active part in the organization in
of applications for admittance to building up the state sectional
h varplictios or dmswhichave memberships and 'clubs and with
the various colleges which haeformer President Mason P. Rum-
been received by the Registrar andfnereit Maso theRum-i1
the corresponding figure for the ney, Detroit, did much of the detail
pe dare',asondengfolulorwthwork incidental to divisions of the
same date last year follow: Michigan alumni into regions for
1929 1928 better organized sectional work.
Literary college ...........715 637 Before becoming secretary of the
Engineering college ......223 179 Alumni Association, Tapping was a
Architectural school ......41 36 newspaper man, being with the
Education school...........30 19 Grand Rapids Press for several
Pharmacy school... ...9 7 years. For two years he was rep-'
Oral Hygiene............ 9 18 resentative of the Booth newspa-
Music school................ 25 pers in Ann Arbor. In addition to;
being a graduate of the University;
Total............ Men 730 636 of Iowa he is a graduate of the;
Women322 260 University Law school.
The most decided increase of Wilfred A. Saw, the retiing
nuber of applications is that to secretary, has spent nearly 25 years~
the Engineering school, which as head of Michigan alumni activ-
shows an increase of 44. One of ities. He became secretary in Oc-s
these applicants is a woman, she tober, 1904, succeeding Shirley W.
being the first prospective student Smith, now secretary of the Uni-
of that sex which the Engineering versity. He is the oldest Alumnio

school has had in some years. This secretary in point of service in the
Is the first year that the School of United States. Because of this,
Music has been an integral part when the national organization(
of the University, hence no figure is changed its name to Alumni Asso-
available for 1928. ciation council, Shaw was made the
first president of the newly-namedF
organization. He had previouslyj
BASEBALL SCORES been named president of the Na-t
tional Association of Alumni Sec-f
(By Associated Press) retaries.}
American League For the past five months Shaw
Philadelphia 6, Detroit 5. has been making a survey of adultt
New York 4, Cleveland 2 education in the United States,
Boston 10, Chicago 7 . working under the direction of
Boshton , Ch . ju s 2the association for the advancement
Washington 4, St. Louis 2. of adult education. In his new as-
sociation he will be the represen-
National League tative of the University in making
Pittsburgh 6, 3, Brooklyn 4, 6. contacts between the University
Philadelphia 7, 9, St. Louis 1 , 11. and the graduates who desire to
Clicinnti '7. Nehw Yorr 2_ taAAwirA lwnrin h lilmni

cceeds Shaw

Rep. Cochran of Missouri, Proposesl
To Preserve Warship As His-_
tonc Memorial "All things considered, the Sum-
mer Session now drawing to a close
A HINGTocate AgPress) has been the most satifactory and
successful in the history of this
suggestion that Dewey's flagship, institution," sai4 Dr. Edward H..
.the cruiser Olympia, be sent to the Kraus, dean of the Summer Session
scrap heap has prompted scores of since 1915, in an interview yester-
protests to the Navy against thus day. "There has been a very in-
tense spirit for study evident. The
ending the career of the old man- ever increasing enrollment in the
of-war whose guns in Manila Bay j Summer Seession is indicative of a
more than a quarter of a century real passion for education and self-
ago roared out a brilliant chapter improvement," he added.
in American naval history. The value of summer study and
Such was the case years a o. the high character of work done,
when a similar suggestion was Dean Kraus believes, is being ap-
broached regarding the old frigate l preciated today more than ever be-
Constitution, endeared to many1 fore.
hearts under the name of "Olds "The Summer Session," Dean
Ironsides" and once the pride of Kraus stated, "has always been the
the Navy. experimental agent of education."
So emphatic has been the protest New features in the curriculum can
regarding the Olympia that the be tried out, he explained, during
Navy announced today no disposi- the short term, and if they prove'
tion would be made of it until succeessful they may be added to

ort Term



T. Hawley Tapping


DeVries Plans To Edit Anthology
of Michigan Authors Modelled
After Kansan Book

Setting a new record for Summer
Session enrollment in the Univer-
sity, 3,940 persons were either reg-
ularly enrolled in course or attend-
ling the various week-end confer-
ences and institutes, an increase of
129 persons over the last high
mark which was made in 1927.
The Graduate school showed th4
largest increase of any school with
a total enrollment of 1422, a gain
of 223 over last year. .In second
place was the College of Literature,
Science and the Arts with 897
School of Education, 511; Colleges
of Engineering and Architecture,
342; medical school, 289; Law school,
151; Pharmacy school, 27; Business
Administration, 20; School of For-
estry and Conservation, 13.
Many at Science Camps
For the meetings of the Public
Health institute held on different
week ends throughout the Summer

(By Associated Press) Congress had been given time to1 the courses of the regular session. cession, UO persons, 70 more tnan
Lirrysieche sga, haditn s sona, vsied ers cam, us. he
EAST, LANSING, Aug. 10.-For enact legislation to preserve the Library cience, he said, had its last y f ited the campus. The
the first time in the history of the ship should it decide to do so. origin in this manner. School of Eudcation's non-credit
staeanatemt wllbemae hi Inths one~o Rerset This year's Session .differs from week end conferences were attend-
state, an attempt will be made this~ In this connection Representa- [ htssmIfte tesi hte y 39 persosohrta hs
year to publish a work devoted ex- tive Cochran of Missouri said he ta lofarger mbh o tructhrs enrolled in the University.
clusively to the literary output of proposed to-introduce a bill to pre- from abroad and other institutions Included in the above figures are
contemporary Michigan poets. serve the warship as a historic me-frwre brought to the campus, he 12 students who attended the sum-
Peter H. De Vries, young Eng- morial and would press for passage pointed out. mer course, at the surveying camp,
lish instructor at Michigan State of the measure as quickly as pos- Faous Pcli s ue t ye forteyig tim,
Colgantieipat h u-sbeFamous Psychologists situated this year for the first time
College, anticipates thee pub- sible. inteacsnHl dsrcto
lication before Christmas of Among the more outstanding new ym the Jackson Hole district of
"Michigan Poets, An Anthology." iIn the event Cochran's bill is ap-features Dean Kraus mentioned am Fbert Rothforestrystudents
The book will have for its broad . the cooperative course imEuropean
hest addition to that historic fleet t schology corse irenf gained practical experience in the
purpose the development of inter- ; psychology under the direction ofNotenPisuaTh lrgt
est in poets of this state. Parti- which, besides Old Ironsides, in- Prof. Walter B. Pillsbury which Northern Peninsula. The largest
cular attention will be paid to cludes the Oregon, the Constella- brought six of the foremost foreign of all the camps was Biological
tionand he artfrd.station at Douglas lake, Michigan,
children's work. The editor will tion, and the Hartford. psychologists to the University. aticg a, h
solicit the creations of children of The Constitution now is being The Symposium in Theoreetical .which 92 persons were working
high school age and under. About reconditioned at Boston by funds Physics, under Prof. H. M. Randall,tis summer. Twenty-seven stu-
300 Michigan poets probably will raised through penny contributions has brought many prominent phy- ents did summer work at the Ken-
be represented in the publication, from school children and the sale sicists to the campus, Dean Kraus ky epatmand
De Vries believes. A survey will be of pictures through the Navy de- said, including Prof. Milne of Ox- Gography department. Most of
made of all colleges and literary partment. The ship first won its ford, Prof. Dirac, and Prof. Bril-tese persons in attendance at the
clubs of the state to obtain their laurels by defeating the British louin. camps were registered in the Grad-
output. ship Guerriere. In this battle a ; Dean Kraus expressed his satis-a s
The book will be modeled after S shot of the Guerriere rebounded faction with the success of the four- More Than Half Hold Degrees
similar publications of national from the Georgia oak in the sides week courses inaugurated in the In addition to these students and
scope. The anthology of Kansaas of the Constitution. It was this in- School of Education this year for the total given above, 37 persons,
poetry, published last year, is the cident that gave rise to the name the benefit of those unable to at- holders of doctor of philosophy or
only other similar state work. "Old Ironsides." tend the longer term. doctor of science degrees, were
Education Leaders Speak. guests of the University in the
SUMMER SESSION STUDENTS GO Large numbers of leaders in edu-f Symposium on Theoretical Physics.


cation and public health were
TO JAIL-ON FINAL EXCURSION brought here, Dean Kraus pointed
out, by the six non-credit week end
Hey! Hey! the bars and stripes men at one time, and the inmates conferences and the public health
forever! At 7:50 o'clock yesterday are given from 17 to 22 minutes to institutes now in their third year.
morning, approximately 100 stu- , eat after the first three tables have "Great credit is due to Dr. John
dents were taken to prison. As the been filled. Here again the race! Sundwall for the way in which he
special blue cars left the city, there riot has to be guarded against and has organized the public health in-
arose a hysterical babble of femi- discipline is extraordinarily strict. stitutes which in the last three
nine voices mixed with the slow iat have to be requisitioned, and years have attracted wide atten-
mutterings of the men. Everything even the wastage is carefully tion in public h e a 1 t h circles
progressed smoothly, however, until weighed. If it is of any value, it throughout the country," Dean
when passing a yellow truck laden is sent to the hog farm and even- Kraus said.
with square boxes, one woman was tually used again! For the first time play presenta-
certain that she saw a box labelled To some of the men, the stone tions on the campus during the
"Scotch." shop where all the work for job- summer were an integral part of
As the would-be prisoners march- bers is done by compressed air, was the University, Dean Kraus ex-
ed -double-file through the main of additional interest. Although plained. Play Production, under the
entrance of the Jackson State pris- most of the men working there are I direction of Prof. Chester M. Wal-1

Statistics recorded in the o ffi c e
of the Summer Seession indicate
that more than 53 percent of the
total number of persons enrolled
hold degrees from colleges or nor-
mal schools. Fifty percent of the
student body are teachers, the re-
port shows. Of those regularly en-
rolled in the Session, 36 percent
have registered in the Graduate
Forty-seven states and the Dis--
trict of Columbia are represented
by students. Fifty-seven percent
of the total enrollment is frorn
Michigan. Twenty-three foreign
countries sent persons to theSUM.-
mer Session.
An investigation of the vital sta-
tistics for students in the Univer-
sity revealed that the average year
of birth for men is 1902; for we-
men, 1900. -The oldest woman was
born in 1864 and the oldest man
enrolled was born in 1868.
gar Stern-Rubarth, eminent Ger-
man editor in his only public ad-
dress in America.
The faculty concerts, under the
direction of Earl V. Moore, have
proved unusually popular this sum-
mer, he said. The excursions have
been well attended and were ably
conducted by Prof. Carlton Wells,
secretary of the Summer Session.
Expressing pleasure at the suc-
cess of the Education clubs, he
stated that he believed these or-

on, a flurry of amusement passed
over them at the sight of a placard
bearing these words "No help want-
ed." Getting into the prison was a
simple matter, but there was a
feeling of doubt prevalent as to
the possibilities of the visitors get:
ting out. After the guests had been
herded behind the bars, they were
guided by one of the officials'
through a part of the old building
where they saw some of the old
cell blocks. The visit to the dor-
mitories followed. Long-time men
stay in the dorms living together
for companionship; 10 men live in
each room, and the blacks are sep-
arated from the whites.
As was prophecied, the mess hall
andA41 t n 4ni, ah n nr-Tm A of r*icfl .1f

long term men and there are atj
least 17 lifers among them, the
guide said that there is less trou-
ble in the stone shop than in any-
where else. The man having an
indeterminate sentence realizes the
reward for good conduct more keen-
ly than the fellows who are serv-
ing only a short sentence. It seem-
ed rather ironical to see the in-
mates carving tombstones while
from the walls above, their pet ca-
naries and parrots were singing.
By the way, the 1930 license
plates will have black num-
erals on a yellow background. Inj
the shops where these are manu-
factured, are some of the highest
paid prisoners. The regular wages

lace and Valentine B. Windt, being
controlled by the speech depart-
Play Experiment Successful
"The work of the two directors
and those participating in the plays
contributed in a large way to make
life in the University during the
summer months more attractive.
The experiment should be consider-
ed very. successful, and it is ex-
pected that similar arrangements
will be made for the coming Ses-
sions," he said.
In Dean Kraus' opinion, the 5
o'clock lectures attracted larger,
daily audiences than ever before,
due to the diversified program and
the large number of outside speak-1

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