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Prof. A. L. Cross' Speech

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Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the
University. Copy received at the office of the Summer Session, Room 1213
A. H. until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.

*Delivered At Cenena

nesday, Aug. 11. Portage Lake. An-
nual picnic and fun fest. Leave, main
entrance of University high school' at
4:30 p.m. Men needing transpor-
tation can be accommodated if
prompt in assembling at U.H.S.
Stalker Hall: Swimming party and
picnic Wednesday, at 5 p.m. Please
call 6881 for reservations.



The Mathematics Clui' will meet day.

Please be prompt.

Full at-

(this speech was given by Arthur Lyon Cross.
Richard Hudson professor of English History, at
10 a.m. Tuesday, June 15.)
FOLLOWING the Organic Act providing a new
form of government for the University and
the acceptance of forty acres from the Ann Arbor
Land Company the recently constituted Board
of Regents held.its first meeting just a hundred
years ago this very June. While the flat surface
appealed to the practical minds of six of eleven
voters, few would not wish that the banks of the
Huron had been chosen, which would have given
us a situation of real beauty.
Harvard, Yale, Princeton and other early
eastern institutions had started to build on the
English model though the result was somewhat
different and distinctive.
Owing to the influence of two men the pros-
pective University of Michigan was designed to
develop in a different direction. These men were
John D. Pierce-known as "Father Pierce"-the
first Superintendent of Public Instruction and
his friend and neighbor, in Marshall, General
Isaac Edwin Crary, chairman of the committee
on education in the Constitutional Convention
of 1835. Finding little to suit their plans in
their respective colleges, Brown and Trinity,
they sought guidance in M. Victor Cousin's "Re-
port on the State of Public Instruction in
Prussia" to the French Ministry of Public In-
The American university as it has developed, to
a certain degree on the German model, consists
of a College of Literature, Science and the Arts,
supplemented by various professional schools and
colleges. This is ,n contrast to the English plan
where there are a score or more of colleges in
each of the two older universities. The col-
leges are residence halls with tutors for the
students. Lectures are given by university pro-
fessors and the university conducts the examina-
tions. Medicine and surgery are taught in the
hospitals, and law in officers for the solicitors
and in the Inns of Court for the barristers. Har-
vard and Yale now combine both German and
English features.
The Medical School at Michigan was organized
in 1849-four years after the first class was
graduated from the Literary College. It was
not long in attaining a first rank among the
medical schools of the country. During the
deanship of Victor C. Vaughan (1891-1921) it
made notable strides.
The late Dr. Arthur R. Cushny was the greatest
pharmacologist of his generation, certainly in the
English speaking world.
Dr. Huber was a skillful technician and his
work in improving the technique of staining
nerve ends and nerve cells is famous.
It was not till 1859, ten years after the
medical course started, that a course in law was
provided. The new department started with only
three professors, but what men they were-
Campbell, Cooley and Walker.
Judge Cooley is still recognized as one of the
small select band of leading American legal
Passing over the ups and downs in the growth
of the department and subsequent school, it may
said that there are perhaps half a dozen law
schools of front rank in the United States and
that Michigan stands well among them.
The advent of Henry Philip Tappan as first
president in 1852 marked an epoch. It was he
who turned a struggling small-town college into
a modern university.
It was he who brought the eminent Dr. Brun-
now to Ann Arbor. And it was Dr. Brunnow who
trained James C. Watson, a name to conjure
with in American astronomical achievement. It
was during the Tappan regime that Andrew D.
White, a recent graduate of Yale, who had
studied and travelled abroad, and who later be-
came internationally known as a scholar and
diplomat, was called to Michigan as professor
of History in 1857.
It will be necessary to pass to the coming of
James Burrill Angell in 1871. For nearly forty
years he stood out as one of the leading figures
in American education.
President Angell was one of the most fin-
ished and persuasive speakers of his generation.
When he came to the University there were some
1,100 students, a faculty of 32, exclusive of
assistants, and a total income of $85,000 and
special appropriations of $15,000. At the close
of histerm there were 5,400 students, a faculty
of 318, a total income of $1,575,000 and special

appropriations of $335,000.
By 1875 all the essential schools and colleges
of a University had been established.
This could not be said of any of the state
universities of the Middle or Far West. In the
whole United States Harvard alone had estab-
lished all the schools named.
The mill tax method of educational support
was first applied in Michigan. It has since been
employed in several other states. Also Michigan
was a pioneer in securing for its Regents and its
incomes the protection of a constitutional pro-
Michigan was the first large university to
admit women (1870).
Michigan was the first university to establish
a Bureau of Alumni Relations.
Michigan was the first university to admit
students upon certification by approved high
There may be a feeling that state universities
are primarily for utilitarian purposes and that
the older endowed institutions are primarily the
centres of culture and research. That should
not be the case. It would seem that all the

tions of life" that make a man something more
than just a craftsman or a specialist. Life
should be more than a pastime on the one hand
or a "market for gain" on the other. A sage,
albeit pessimistic prophet of old time observed:
"the earth giveth much mould whereof earthen-
vessels are made, but little dust that gold cometh
of." We have had an appreciable share of the
latter, the seigneurs of the intellect: through
the generosity of the State and of private bene-
factors we have had a magnificent equipment;
it is indispensable and we need more, but, with-
out the men, it is but sounding brass and a
tinkling cymbal. One word more; teaching is
constantly under fire of criticism and no doubt
it is a healthy sign; nevertheless, you older ones
realize and your sons and daughters should real-
ize that we can at best set the feast: it is for
the students themselves to eat and digest it.
Moreover, statistics show that there is a close
correlation between students who excel in their
work and those who attain distinction in after
life. Some excellent students, through defects
of character or courage fail to realize their
early promise, but few succeed who have not
made the most of their early opportunities. The
heritage has been no mean one, may the present
and future generations make the most of it.
On The Level
the 1937 graduating class, has been making
regular week-end excursions around the country.
He came back from one of them last week after
having hit Madison, Wis. via Chicago, Ill. We
hear Al got a kick out of the fact that Chicago
city fathers have placed three new signs in front
of their city hall. According to Al, each of the
signs are bronze plaques a foot wide and three
feet long. Each sign says in bold letters, "City
Hall." From this, we would say that the Slaughter
City believes in calling "a spade a spade" and
making sure that everyone knows it.
SPEAKING OF TRAVELS, Stu Tatum was rem-
iniscing on his trips around North America
by box-car the other night. He kept a pretty
good sized bull-session enthralled with his stories
about what happened to him at various stops
in his rod riding sojourn. We recall in particular
his story about what he and the boys he was
with did in Monterey, Mexico. They were stand-
ing at the rear of a large crowd listening to a
political speech, and there was one fellow near
them who didn't like the radical sentiments of
the speaker at the occasion, and didn't mind
showing his dislike with an extremely loud
Bronx cheer at all too frequent intervals. The
boys who had just hopped into town conceived
an idea to' take care of the raspberry rooter.
There were a bunch of little shoe-shine boys
hanging around the crowd, and according to Stu,
they would do anything for an American dime.
So the boys showed the group of shiners an
American quarter and told the Mexican kids that
it would go to the one who shined the razzer's
shoes first. In a second the booer was sur-
rounded by these little peon boys who grabbed
him by both legs and began covering his shoes,
ankles, and legs with a fluid somewhat resem-
bling shoe-polish. The man struggled, but the
kids were after that quarter, so the first thing
he knew he was flat on the ground and the
mob was busily shining away to the delight
of the crowd listening to the political speech.
Another time, the boys hopped off the freight
at Yuma, Arizona, after a solid two day's trip.
They were plenty hungry and thirsty after nearly
thirty-six hours without necessities, so the first
thing they did was to wander through the fruit
shipping platform near the railroad tracks, to
try to get some water and food. One of the
packing companies there had a box of ripe
cantalopes that were too well along to ship
anp place, so they gave the crate to the box-car
boys. The boys promptly climbed back atop
their pet freight car, handed out the melons
right and left, and began cracking the melons
on the roof of the car and eating them there.
Then the car-inspector hove intosight and the
boys beat it for down below and out of sight.

They got their laugh when the watchman, who
had been trying to kick them off the train for
several states, came along and slipped on the
seeds and juice of the melons they had been
eating above. After nearly falling off the speed-
ing freight, he chased the boys down and kicked
them off the freight in the middle of Arizona.
The boys lived on cantalope till they got to the
next town, and Stu claims he hasn't eaten any
%f *
Hmmm. Maybe this headline has something
to do with the fact that the Jap Army t'ook its
first bath in over a month, the other day.
IN SATURDAY'S DAILY we read about the
plans of Colby College to move its entire
campus to another site some three miles away
from the Waterville, Maine railroad yard. The
noisy trains in the yard which is now adjacent
to the campus have been given as the reason.
We should think the faculty would appreciate

Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 4:15 p.m., injI
Room 3017 Angell Hall. Dr. Ralph
Hull will speak on "Abelian Algebraic
The Union 'lool will be open to any
student from 7:30 to 9 p.im. on the
evenings of Aug. 10, 12, 17.
Chamber Music Concert: The
Chamber Music Class, of the Univer-;
sity School of Music, under the direc-
tion of Prof. Hanns Pick, will give a
concert in Hill Auditorium, Tuesday
evening, Aug. 10, at 8:30 p.m., to
which the general public is cordially
A meeting for the purpose of or-
ganizing a club to further the study
and use of the international auxiliary
language, Esperanto, will be held in
Room 25, Angell Hall, at 7:30 p.m.,'
Tuesday evening, Aug. 10. Member-
ship is open not only to university.
students and faculty, but also to any-.
one else who may be interested. Those
who have completed Esperanto
courses in the past and contemplate
furtherxvork in the future are espe-
cially urged to attend.
There will be a meeting of the
Christian Science Organization to-
night at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of
the Michigan League. Sktudents, al-
umni and faculty members of the
University are cordially invited to
Prof. Clarence D. Thorpe, profes-
sor of English and of the teaching
of English, will lecture on "Tech-
niques in English," in the University
High School Auditorium today at
4:05 p.m.
Mr. J. Arthur MacLean will give
an illustrated lecture on "Japanese
Wood-block Prints and Printing," at
5 p.m. today in Natural Science Au-
Baseball games in the University
League will be played today inside
Ferry Field, at 4 p.m., between:
Chemists vs. Cubs.
Cards vs. Faculty.
Men who are not members of these
teams are invited to come, also.
Linguistic Luncheon Conference :
Following the luncheon at the. Mich-
igan Union at 12:10 p.m. today, there
will be at 1 p.m. a round-table dis-
cussion of "Substratum and Linguis-
tic Change," led by Professors Frank-
lin Edgerton, William Worrell and
Leo L. Rockwell
Summer Session Chorus: Very im-
portant rehearsal with orchestra 7
to 8 p.m. tonight at Morris Hall, in,
preparation for concert next Sun-

tendance is imperative.

Men's Glce Club: Men's Glee Club To form a pleasant conclusion to
meets 8 to 8:30 p.m. at Morris Hall the summer activities of the Deutsch-
tonight in preparation for appear- er Verein, we are planning a banquet
ance next Sunday morning at com- to be held in the Grand Rapids Room
plimentary breakfast given to those of the Michigan League, at 7 p.m.,
receiving masters' degrees. Varsity Monday, Aug. 16. The price of the
Glee Club men on the campus are dinner will be $1.10. We have planned
especially urged to join with the a varied and interesting program; we
summer students for this occasion. know you will like it. You and your
--_friends are cordially invited to at-
Student Recitil: Kenneth Cole, tend.
violinist Peck, Michigan, will give a If you can come, will you help us
graduatln recital in partial fulfill- by making reservations at once? You
ment of the requirements of the may do so either at the German Table
Bachelor of Music degree, Wednes- or in the office of the German De-
day evening, Aug. 11, at 8:30 p.m., in partment, 204 U.H. (Extension 788).
the School of Music Aditorium- MissI The Entertainment Committee.

Helen Titus will accompany Mr. Cole.
Excursion No. 11: The Ann ArborI
Daily News, Wednesday, Aug. 11, at'
2 p.m. This trip offers an oppor-
tunity to observe a modern newspa-
per plant in operation Trips ends'
at 4:30 p.m. There is no charge for
this excursion.
Men's Education Club Picnic, Wed-

MACKINAW CITY, Aug. 9.-0')-
The State Highway Department'Mon-
day adde da fifth automobile ferry
to its string running between here
and St. Ignace. The City of Che-
boygan, a former Ann Arbor ferry
No. 4 and carrying 85 automobiles,
is the newest addition to the state


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