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Empirical Way Of Building Reli-
gion Irrational; Experience Only
Proves Adequate
"Magic is the science and art of
effecting certain desired results by
means of a specific technique. By
its technique magic is distinguished
from religion, religion being essen-
tially an attitude of dependence
and surrender. The wizard, how-
ever, does not petition a superior
power; he compels it." With this
definition Prof. W. H. Worrell of
the Department of Semitics intro-
duced his lecture on "Early Chris-
tian Magic From Egypt," delivered
yesterday afternoon to the Summer
Session in Natural Science audi-
Prof. Worrell identified the gene-
sis of magic with the fall of Baby-
lon, 536 B. C., where magic was the
state religion. The Jews spread it
throughout the Near East, whence
it spread westward through Europe,
and is today practically universal
among the ignorant classes who
have not come in contact with the
rigid empiricism of modern science.
In extenuation of the claims of
magic, which is popularly consid-
ered "bad"-principally because of
its invariably anti-social applica-
tion-Prof. Worrell said that un-
doubtedly there was some grain of
truth, probably accidentally dis-
covered, in the various rites, spirit-
ual or medical, but being acci-
dentally discovered and not as the
result of straight-forward experi-
ment, it was taken into folklore as
a panacea where its application be-
came lost in mystery.
Slide illustrations wee translated
from the Coptic, the now moribund
Christian religion of Egypt, and of-
fered by Prof. WQrrell t show the
various types of magical exercises
ad etitns.
After sketching the "welter of
superstition" out of which Christi-
anjty emerged-te sanest-as a
relgion, Prof. Worrell assigned
magic a place with science in its
empiricis#, as contrasted with reli-
gwon based on faith, and closed by
aiig that "purely empirical
means are irrational, and only ex-
perence ean show what is ade-
Accoring to the recently pro-
bated will of the late Charles .
~ton~'resident of the Oliver Dit-
soIr i bshing company, the School
of Music of the University is made

a beneficiary tQ the extent of $100,-
Qqo. This Oequest May be used for
§el~aships, engagenent of addi-
9ngi i ac ty wembers or the giv-'
ng of eoncert4, This School of
Music is one of eight institutions
remembered by Ditson.
In commenting on the bequest,
Charles A, Sink, president of the
music school, said that he had met
Ditson on numerous occasions in
the past and that Ditson had ex-
pressed great interest in the work
in music being done by the Ann
rbbr institution. While the be-
ue ?as dot in a y way ant} i-
pate l, Sink staqe4dtha$ the 4°..
prs great interest and admiration
Wr th pwork the sehool was da 1
q tpnmeped the surprise which
p e wIse oduld have accompanied
tho information that the school
was to benefit in this way.
Several months ago a bequest of
$50,000 was left for the School of



The Cultural Restoration Of Israel
And Establishing Of A Hebrew
University Are Stressed
"Avukah is come to transform a

Holder of the record for the fast-
est flight from the Pacific coast to
New York, is shown here greeted at
Roosevelt Field, L. I., by his wife,-

after having arrived in the east
again. Hawks plans to attempt a
non-stop flight, to Los Angeles
within a short time.I


negative attitude of Judaism into a
positive one," declared Prof. Wil-
liam H. Worrell, of the Semitics de-
partment, in welcoming the con-
vention of the American student
jZionist federation yesterday inf
Lane hall. "Unfortunately theC
Jewish cultural idea is not the
strongest element in Jewish soli-
j darity. Jewishness is often merely
a feeling of separateness; as
though a Jew were merely a non-
participant in certain activities
that go on round about him." Avu-
kah, with its positive influence
upon Jewish thought, stated Pro-
fessor Worrell, is doing much to
eliminate this attitude.

Teuton Batters
Uzeudun To Win
Decisive Victory
(By Associated Press)
driving right of Max Schmeling swept tonight over the rock ribbed
figure of Paulina Uzcudun and left the sturdy Basque a punch-
battered wreck along the path to the world's heavyweight cham-
For fifteen rounds, before a crowd of forty-five thousand that
filled the big American League ball park, the flashing young Teuton
cut and slashed at Paulino's head and body, bullied and chased him
about the ring, and left him at the end a beaten and gory figure with
nothing but courage.
There were no knockdowns, but the lifting of Schmeling's hand
at the close of the fight was just a gesture. For the last six rounds,
the only quet on in the minds of the faithful who gathered for the
Sothe open air season was Paulino's
ADSfirst heavyweight extravaganza of
the open air season was Paulino's
ability to weather the storm of
leather that blew at him from all
angles, slashed his features, closed
his left eye, and left the wood-
chopper's face as bumpy and irreg-
Inaugurates Weekly Meetings With ular as his own Pyrenees in Spain.
Newspapermen; Tells Of Gamely, like a tired man bucking
Talks With Gibson a gale of wind, Paulino leaned to
the storm that increased in inten-
REFUSES TO BE DEFINITE sity with each passing round. Al-
(By Associated Press) ways the action was the same as
London, June 27.-rAmbassador the German lathered Paulino's
Charles G. Dawes, inaugurating torn features with punches, pour-
weekly press conferences at the ing in leather in the attempt to
American embassy, talked to Amer- reach the vital spot.
ican newspaper men today about Schmeling was so anxious to
bring the matter to a decisive close
developments in negotiations for that he set his fist to work at the
naval disarmament, but declined to Spaniard's head after the bell

Construction Will Start Soon On
Large $430,000 Grade School
Contracts will be let by the Uni-
versity next week for the construc-
tion of a new $430,000 building to
house pre-school, kindergarten and
grade school pupils, it was an-
nounced today by Dean J. B. Ed-
monson of the University school of
education. Bids have been received
and building operations will be
started as soon as the contracts
have been awarded. The structure
will be ready for occupancy in Sep-
tember, 1930.
The new building will be erected
on the University land immediately
south of University High school
bounded by Fast University Ave.
on the east, Monroe St. on the
south, and Tappan Aye. on the
west. In general outside pattern,
it will cigsely resemble the four-
story University High building and
will be of the same materials, if all
specifications go through as plan-
In addition to the usual class,
home and laboratory spaces, the
new structure will contain rooms
for the educational research. The
entire project will be under the
supervision of the newly appointed
director of educational research,
Prof. Willis Olson of University of
Minnesota, Dean Edmonson said.



Prof. Edith S. Bryan Will
Ta'k On Child Hygiene
First Session


Professor Worrell commended the
HAVE LUNCHEON AT UNION' organization's chief interest, "the
cultural restoration of Israel, and
The second of the special public its symbol, the establishment of a
health institutes in connection Hebrew University in Jerusalem in
with the University Summer Ses- which the best contributions of
sion convenes this morning at the modern Jewish scholarship are
West Medical Building. made available through the me-
To open the session Prof. Edith idium of the Hebrew language."
S. Bryan of the University of Cali- "Avukah dare not rest," stated
fornia will lecture on "Child Hy-. Max Rhoade, Washington attorney,
giene." Dr. Henry F. Vaughan of 1 president of the national organiza-
the Detroit health department fol- tion, in the keynote address of the
lows Prof. Bryan with a talk on session. "The spirit of restlessness
"Municipal Health Problems and and rebellion against an over-
Publicity." prosaie Jewish life, of search for
After a luncheon at the Michi= new adventure, must characterize
gan Union, Dr. W. W. Peters of the it as a truly significant movement
Cleanliness institute of New York of and for the youth. Its mission
City will spear on "Mastodona, Mi, is not merely to do 'some good
crobes, and Man." From the Metro- Zionist work in the colleges,' but to
politan Life Insurance company of become a powerful spiritual and in-
New York City comes Dr. Louis 1, tellectual force,"
Dublin to give the next address on Notable progress, Rhoade report-
"Health Economics." The last lec-I ed, has been made in raising suf-
ture will be one by Miss Cordelle ficient financial resources to enable
Ballard of the New York City Jun- expansion and intensification of
for American Red Cross. The ses- t the student movement in American
sin will be resumed Saturday universities, as evidenced by the
morning. large representation at the confer-
ence from many eastern and mid-
M'Laughlin To Tell western universities.
One of the climaxes of the con-
About Sky Phenomena vention will be reached this eve-
ning at the annual banquet, which
At 5 o'clock this afternoon As- will be addressed by Nahum Soko-
sistant Prof. Dean B. McLaughlin { low president of the World Zion-
of the astronomy department will ist executive, Samuel Biumenfield.
deliver an illustrated lecture on president of the New York chapter,
"Summer Skies" in the Natural Sci- Max ]h d@3 national president,
ence Auditorium. and Maurice $. Pekarski,



acuity And Students
To Attend Reception


disclose anything of the intention sounded to end the fourteenth.
of the American or British govern-
ments as to the next movements
mount international question.
Ambassador Dawes said his dis-
cussion with Ambassador Hugh
Gibson had been of the greatest
value to him in reaching an un-
derstanding of the naval problem.'
He and Mr. Gibson discussed the Meetings To Be Held On Week-
matter from the Washington stand- Ends For Benefit Of Principals
point and in the light of Mr. Gib- And Superintendents
son's experience at Geneva.
The meeting of the two American LEAVITT WILL LECTURE
ambassadors with Premier Ramsay
MacDonald on Tuesday dealt only Beginning with today and con-
with methods of approach to the tinuing through tomorrow, the
problem and reached no definite School of Education will make a
form. new departure in its usual program
Ambassador Dawes declined all for the summer session by intro-
invitations to discuss in a prepared ducing the first of a series of week-
statement purposes of the British end conferences which will be con-
and American government by de- ducted for public-school superin-
claring that he was merely an agent' tendents, principals, and teachers
in forwarding plans made by the 1 and which will continue for a pe-
others, and that those in first au- riod of six weeks, ending August 10.
thority were competent to discuss Each of these conferences will be
further plans. -Idevoted to some special topic of
The Ambassador reflected his dis- ( importance to teachers and school
like of ceremony by the easy in- administrators and will be consid-
formality of his talk with the news- ered as an intensive two-day course
paper men. Dressed in a light in that subject which will be pre-
business suit and smoking his un- ;sented in the form of lectures by
derslung pipe, he made himself per- well-known authorities. No credit
fectly comfortable at a flat top will be given for any of the courses
desk. as the arrangements have been
dek._made by the faculty solely with the
object in view of enabling teachers
Eighty Students Make who do not find it possible to en-
Trip About Ann Arbor roll in the regular summer session
to avail themselves of the oppor-
About eighty summer students tunity for some professional study.
took advantage of the opportunity The topic of this week's confer-
of becoming better acquainted with ence will be "Vocational Guidance,"
the city when the first of the series and will be opened with an address
of summer excursions was held yes- on the topic "Vocational Counsel-
terday afternoon. The tour included ing in the Schools of Pittsburgh"
the river drives, the better resi- by Frank M. Leavitt, associate su-
dential districts, and the University perintendent of schools, Pittsburgh,
campus and athletic plant. ;who has been a leader in the field
of vocational guidance for more
Rain which threatened to spoil than fifteen years, having acted as
the afternoon's entertainment heldhfo fesyrs, haingcd-
off uffcienly o tat n inon-former professor of vocational guid-
off sufficiently so that no incon- ance at the University of Chicago
venience was experienced on ac- and written the text, "Prevocation-
count of the weather. al Education."
After motoring through the city,
the party returned to the campus BASEBALL SCORES
in order to visit the Clements li-
brary, the Union and the main Detroit, 6; Cleveland, 2.
Library. The whole program in- St. Louis, 4; Chicago, 1.
cluding the inspection of the most Philadelphia, 6; New York, 3.
noteworthy of the University build- Boston, 4; Brooklyn, 8.
ings consumed a little less than two Chicago, 5: St. Louis 4.

Administrative officers of the
University apd their wives will re-
ceiye the faculty and students of
the Summer Session at an informal
reception from 8:30 to 11.:30 ,'clgck
tonight at the League building.
Paul Burroughs' orchestra has been
obtained to furnish music for the
dancing. There will also be bridge
in the main dining room. Refresh-
ments will be served.
Guests will be shown through the
building by Dorothy Woodrow, '30,
summer president of the League,
and a group of University women
assisting as aides and guides.
This method of bringing facultyl
and students together in an in-
formal gathering vas used success.
fully last year, and it is hoped that
it will proye equally popular this
0 _
One carrier to deliver Summer
Daily. Dial 21214 or call at the I

"It is v;ery doubtful that the die-
tatorship in Spain can last many
more years, despite its great service
to that gogntry," said Prot, Arthur
S. Aiton of the history department
in an interview yesterday.
Professor Aiton has been in
France and Spain for the past year,
devoting his time to the historical
archives of those two countries. He
was traveling and studying on a
National Social Science fellowship
and made his topic "The Role of
America in French and Sparxish
Diplomacy from 1759 tq 179."
While in pursuit of material on this
suhject, he spent most of his time
in the cities q fPris, Valladolide,
Simancas, Madrid, and Seville,
While in Seville, he attended the
Spanish Exposition. This is an at-
tempt by Spain to cement together
the relationships of Spain and her
former colonies of the western hem-
isphere. She is succeeding wonder-
fully in doing this, says Professor
Aiton. Thousands of Latin Amer-

nent thing. The town is being
transformed by American ideas. the
streets are being widened and the
town has already assumed a clean-
liness that was formerly only prom-
inent in American countries. A
beautiful new building has been
constructed in Spanish architecture
to house the exposition and con-
tains a fine art exhibit. The struc-
ture is surrounded by a huge well-
kept park that one finds only in a
town of .old Europe. Seville is vis-
ited by many more South Ameri-
cans than by Central Americans.
QR@ btel is rented only by very
rich Argentinians, while visitors
from other countries lease hotels
in entirety.
"Spain in general is in a very
healthy condition, is clean, has
good roads, and enjoys prosperity,,
but there is considerable under-
ground unrest regarding the Span-
ish Dictatorship." He believes that
as yet Spain is not in quite a stable
enough condition to be trans-r
formed into a republic, but without

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