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Bull Session,'
Questions Of Importance
Discussed .Every Spring
By Students And Faculty

T he University's New And Beautiful Law Quadrangle

Forei gn Counsellorship Makes
Prof. Nelson An Internationalist

Every Spring a three-day parley,x
completely under the management of-
students, is held on the Michigan;
campus. Jointly sponsored by all
campus organizations, fraternities * ';t
and sororities, sessions of the Parley ~
are held in the Michigan Union.£
In brief, the three-day "Spring
Parley" can be regarded as an "in-
tellectual bull-session" to which the"
entire campus is invited. The es-
tablishing of the Parley, several years-
ago was a result of student effort to- °
wards the re-evaluation of intellec-
tual standards. Basically, its pur-
pose as set out by its executive com-
mittee, was "first to facilitate the ex- !
change of ideas within and between .
the student and faculty groups; sec- ~
ond, the promotion of friendship be- '
tween the sometimes awed, sometime
obstreperous students and the fre-
quently austere, and distant faculty."
In this, it has proved successful far
beyond any contempiated expecta-
tions. Drawing made inside the s
During the three-days sessions the ters and the C ok Leai Res'earch1
total atendance, consisting of both
faculty and students, usually runs .
more than 1,000. Last year's Par- D aily Jud red
ley was sponsored and fostered by
31 campus organizations, and thrown )
open to the entire student body.
Seventeen promising members of the
faculty, including deans and depart- - vB Association
ment heads, were chosen to form a!
panel to answer student queries,
though the students themselves car- Title Is Termed As'Marna
ried the bulk of the discussions. i sA
In previous years the theme of the Cum Laude' Honor Of
Parley has been such topics as "What 214 Papr Co t
can We Believe?" dividing the dis- ;
cussions into four sub-topics such ashange," "R- The Michigan Daily has been ac-
ligion and the Church," "War and corded a "Superior All - American'
the Student," and "Sex and the Fam- Honor Rating" and was further des-
ily." Lectures on the part of the ignated as cne of four "Pacemakers"
faculty and harangues on the part among 214 collees and universitiesl
of students are strictly disbarred. in the United States judged this yearI
The managing personnel, and the 6y the Associated Collegiate Press of
subjects for next year's Spring. Par_ the National Scholastic Press As-
ley, will be determined several weeks sociated, it was announced recently
after the regular school session opens by Fred L. Kildow, director..
in the fall. All freshmen are wel- Mr. Kildow, in a letter to the edi-
come to participate and aid in the tors, stated that the designation of
setting up of the organization as wel, "Pacemaker" is not just another rat-'
as attend the finally arranged ses- ing but "it is our magna cum laude-
sions. jan additional honor." -

Few individuals have attained the
feeling of internationalism shown by
Prof. J. Raleigh Nelson, counsellor to
Foreign Students. His enthusiasm,
echoed whole-heartedly by the Uni-
versity, has resulted in numerous pro-
jects for the aid and orientation of
approximately 200 foreign students
in the University. These projects
are helpful in providing a large
amount of information and back-
ground without which the foreign
student would be greatly hindered.
Being an English teacher in the
University, Professor Nelson can
readily see and correct the difficul-
ty faced by students unacquainted
with our language. He, therefore,
conducts two special classes in Eng-
lish to which these students are in-
Problems Dealt With
Various personal problems that
may trouble foreign students are
dealt with individually and thor-
oughly by Professor Nelson. It is
under his guidance that there is pro-
duced the International Directory, a
means by which foreign students may
become acquainted with one another.
Many of the plans carried out un-
der the direction of Professor Nelson
require assistance. Through the co-
operation of faculty members, social

'events are frequent. These events
include teas, dinners, and informal
gatherings. Likewise, the University
has helped to provide countless tours
of the University campus and Ann
Trips Planned
Professor Nelsen also plans trips
to various localities near Ann Arbor
which will represent to foreign stu-
dents things typical of the United
States. Special dinners for foreign
students are often provided through
cooperation with the Rotarians.
It is thus that Professor Nelson and
the University accomplish the task of
preparing foreign studer is for a
fuller life here and irn the lands to
which they may some day return.
Being in the hospital is no excuse
for not taking examinations at the
University of Missouri (Columbia).
Every student patient who was able
to write took exams at the end of
the first semester anyway.
A new addition to the library of the
University of North Carolina includes
58 books printed in the 15th cen-
tury, more than 800 manuscripts on
parchment, dating back to the 9th
century, and a number of manuscripts
of the medieval period.

Botanical Gardens,
51 Acres Of Fertile
Land, Located Here
Among the valued possessions of
the University is its Botanical Garden,
a plot of fertile land consisting of 51
acres, which offers facilities for all
:)hases of botanical instruction and
research concerned with growing
Among the equipment which be-
longs to the Botanical Gardens are
seven greenhouses, a two-story brick
laboratory, and ample word rooms.
The entire tract has been piped for
An important feature of the green-
houses, it has been pointed out, is
the provision of several separate
, ooms for individual research prob-
lems, each equipped with automatic
heat contral and independent ventila-
A collection of growing plants for
caching and exhibiticn purposes is
now being developed on a wide scale.
[t includes more than 2,000 species
mnd varieties, including some of the
nore important economic and orna-
ncntal species of the tropics and a
-epresentative colleection of hardy
tcrennials, shrubs, and trees.
The Gardens are responsible for the
decoration of all University buildings.

pacious quadrangle of the University Law Club showing men's living quar-
Library. The Law Quadrangle is one of the beauty snots of the campus.


ruiversity R. O.T. C. Regiment
Aneil 4 es de
Anicplite Heavy Enrollment
With record of nearly a 100 per
cent increase in size in the past four Commanding Officer
years. the University Reserve Officers
Training Corps regiment is looking
forward to an even greater enroll-
ment during the coming school year.

Considered as one of the top-rank-
ing units in the corps area, which
includes schools in Illinois, Wisconsin,
Indiana and Michigan, training here
is on a purely cptional basis in con-
trast to several schools in which it is
rer'uired of all first and second-year
students. In spite o; this, however,
h , nit n fif o b asrrn.,' Tnn h-tt li

1 -

7 k

Ult: IR Ias gw r mJ. a .~Ir a aLI1on
with approximately 400 members to a
r-giment with nearly 800.
Heading the staff of regular army
officers who instruct cadets in the
regiment is Lieut.-Col. Frederick S.
Rogers, who will start his third year

in the local headquarters in Septem-
ber. Colonel Rogers, who holds the

Scores High University title of professor -of mill-
All of the paners, which are an- tary science and tactics, is assisted
E iht Speakers nualy rated by the Association, were by Maj. Rosswell E. Hardy, Capt.
judged en news values and sources, Richard R. Coursey, Capt. Walter B.
ritiFoA N news writing and editing, headlines, Farriss, and Capt. Merton G. Walling-
A re I iii t typcgraphy, and makeup, and de- ton. Major Hardy and Captains
partmnent pages and special features. Coursey and Wallington have their
.oLecture ,eries Out of a possible total score of present ranks tentatively, as they
Lect re ~ ries 1,000 The Daily was awarded 880 have but recently received word that
points. they are eligible for promotion under
(Continued from page 5) The Editorial columns and the the new army bill. The promotions
man biorah sa h sport page were both given the maxi- will not be official until later in the
man biographer, who will speak here mum number of points, the former month.
Dec. 12. Mr. Ludwig is known as 50 and the latter 80, and the "sub- Students wishing to elect courses in
one of the most outstanding contemp- jects and constructive purpose" of military science, which will ultimately
orary biographers. the editorials were termed "excell- lead to a second lieutenancy in the
Mrs. Sinclair Lewis To Lecture ent" on the whole by the judges. United States Army, enroll in the usu-
Dorothy Thompson, wife of Sin- -The highest score for a single de- al manner when they select their oth-
clair Lewis, will be the next speaker 1 partment was achieved by the de- er courses. Twelve hours of military
on the Oratorical Association series, partment pages and special features, training ar wed toward aradtm-

the highest position, of regimental
master sergeant, going to the man
who has the best record in his previ-
ous two years.
Fourth-year students are the offi-
cers of the regiment, and hold ranks
from lieutenant to colonel, the latter
being the commanding officer. Each of
the three battalions is commanded by
a major, each company by a captain,
and each platoon by a lieutenant.
During the.second two years of the
course students redeive pay from the
government, as well as during the
time they are attending summer camp
- the final requisite for eligibility for
a commission.
Three branches of the service are
offered students: infantry, ordnance,
and signal corps. As a general rule,
students in the literary college enroll
in the infantry, those in engineering
in the signal corps, and those heading
toward business administration in the
ordnance. There is no rule on this
however, all cadets being given their
After being questioned by a stu-
dent on a certain author, a University
of Chicago professor launched a vig-
orous attack on the author in ques-
tion, only to find that he was the
father of the student who had raised
the question.
In a popularity contest at St.
Thomas College (St. Paul, Minn.) the
election resulted in a tie for two men,
so now there are two "Mr. Tommy's"
instead of one.


speaking here Jan. 25.
Her subject will be "Rediscovering
America." Mrs. Lewis is at the pres-
ent time engaged in writing a series
of articles for the Saturday Evening
Father Hubbard, the glacier priest,
wil folow Mrs. Lewis on the program.
His subject and the. date which he
will speak have as yet not been de-
cided. He was acclaimed last year,
however, as one of the lecture sensa-
tions of the platform.
Another speaker whose date of
appearance and subject have not
been announced is Edward Price
Bell, foreign editor of Literary Di-.
gest. Mr. Bell has just returned from
0 trip around the world where he
personally interviewed all the. fam-
ous political leaders.
All of the lectures will be held at
Hill Auditorium.
The admission prices of single lec-
tures and season tickets will be an-
nounced in the Orientation week is-
sue of The Daily.

with a score of 210 out of a possible
Fifteenth Year
Headlines. typography, and make-
up were awarded 225 points out of
a. possible 280 points, while of a pos-
sible 250 points the news values and
sources of stories in The Daily gar-
nered 210 points.
This year marked the fifteenth All-
American Critical Service conducted
by the Associated Collegiate Press.
All newspapers entered in the rat-
ing were classified according to the
size of the college and the frequency
of publication. The officials stated
that "A monthly newspaper in a col-
lege of 250 is in no sense in competi-
tion with a daily in a university with
an enrollment of 10,000, and an All-
American in the first group men-
tioned is probably not the equal of an
All-American in the latter group."

ion, credit being given at the rate
of one hour each semester for the
first two years and two hours each
semester for the third and fourth
years. Inasmuch as the complete
training takes four years, it is rec-
ommended by officials that the course
be started in the first year of resi-
dence at the University.
The organization of the unit fol-
lows regular military tables of organ-
ization, with the exception that most
divisions of the regiment are smaller
than is normal.
When a student first enrolls he is
issued the regular basic uniform and
becomes a private, continuing in this
grade until he has completed one
year of instruction. The second-year
students are promoted to the grade
of corporal, according to their past

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