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New Baird Carillon And Burton Memorial Tower

Michigan Offers Much For Those Will Soon Complete Interior Work On
Interested In Dramatic Work .RacklaM Graduate School Bu eii


For the student interested in the
theatre, Michigan can offer perhaps
more in the way of opportunities both
for active participation and specta-
torial enjoyment than any other uni-
versity in the country.
Play Production, under the direc-
tion of Valentine B. Windt, trains
students in every department of the-
atrical work, including costume and
stage designing, directing, managing
and other technical work as well as
acting. The group presents several
plays during the year in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre, located in the
Michigan League and owned by the
During the past several years a
number of experiments has been
made in correlating the work of Play
Production and the analagous sum-


mer group, the Repertory Players,
with that of the School of Music. Out-
standing operettas, including Gilbert
and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance,"
"The Gondoliers," and "Ruddigore,"
and Oscar Straus's "The Chocolate
Soldier," have proven extremely pop-
ular with student audiences. This
summer the Repertory Players and
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Although no completion date has meeting places for 30 or more re-
been set for the Rackham School for search organizations on the campus,
Graduate Studies, according to Dean while its facilities will be available to
Clarence S. Yoakum, of the garduate state and national scientific and
school, the interior work should be learned societies.
finished in the early part of the next Dean Yoakum has placed emphasis


nemuicseno iciaaentsin;semester.on the fact that the general signifi-
"H. M. S. Pinafore," most famous of cance of the building lies in the fact
all Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas. The $1,500,000 project was begun that graduate work is not merely
Play Production is open to sopho- more than a year ago as a memorial courses and laboratories, but a new
mores and upper classmen only, in to Mary A. and Horace H. Rackham, form of human relation with knowl-
accord with thr general rule against whose estate made the donation for edge. In the Rackham School for
freshman participation in extra-cur- the building. Graduate Studies it is hoped that
ricular activities. No classes will be held in the build- boundaries between subject will be
The Spring Dramatic Season, an ing, according to Dean Yoakum, less evident in its discussion rooms,
annual event introduced several years the three-storied structure having lounging and common rooms, than
ago by Robert Henderson, is one of been conceived rather as a center for in other places on the campus.
the highlights of the Ann Arbor students stirred by curiosity to know. According to Dorr H" Martin, '11A,
year. The building will provide suitable the building is being constructed to

be one of the most permanent here.
It will be unique in town because of
its facing of a particular kind of In-
diana limestone, previously used only
as a trimming here. It will probably
be the last building of its size in the
world faced with this limestone from
the Dark Hollow quarry in Indiana,
the source being"exhausted.
A large auditorium on the north
side of the building will be the build-
ing's outstanding room. About the
size of one of the local theatres, it
takes up the entire side of the strue-
ture from the first floor, through the
second, to the mezzanine. 1,100 per-
sons will be able to find seats here-
about one-half the number such a
space would ordinarily accommodate:

space would ordinarily accommodate:

Welcome Freshmen!

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Friendship Creates Friendship

and We're a



* * * *
Carillon Is Rapidly Becoming
Tradition OfUniversity Life

Come In and

Get Acquainted

Musical tomes of the Charles A.
Baird Carillon fading into a grey
December dusk o floating on the
balmy twilight of summer are on the
way toward becoming an integral part
of the University and its tradition.
Every time these 53 bells, third
largest group in existence, boom out
from their chamber 10 stories above'
the campus in the Burton Memorial
Tower, "some soul will be cheered,"
President Ruthven said at their dedi-
cation Dec. 4, "encouraged and up-
The, carillon is situated where it
should be-in the midst of daily life,
according to Prof. Earl V. Moore, di-
rector of the music school, who had
charge of the selection of the bells.
"Compared with others in this coun-
try and abroad, they are lovely in
tone quality and clear and pleasant
to the ear."
Dedicated December 4
With the impressive dedication
ceremonies Dec. 4, modeled closely
after an ancient English custom of
dedication of church bells, there
came to a realization a project that
had been envisioned by alumni and
University leaders for more than a
The carillon, donated by Charles A.
Baird, Kansas City attorney, is
housed high up in the bell tower built
by subscriptions of students, faculty,
townspeople and alumni, and called
Burton Memorial Tower in memory
of Marion L. Burton, president of the
University from 1920-24, because it
was a dream of his, frustrated by an
untimely death. It is hoped that it
will become a symbol, an embodiment
of the spirit of Michigan.
The Baird bells have a range of
four and one-half octaves, exceeded
onlyby two carillonstboth in this
country - that of the Riverside
Church in New York City, which has
72 bells, the largest of which weighs
20 tons, and that of the University of
Chicago, which also has 72 bells, lar-
gest 18 tons. The largest bell of the
Baird group weighs 12 tons. A caril-
lon is judged more by the size and
weight of its largest bell than by the
number of separate bells, according
to Professor Moore.
Made In England
A score or more carillons of the
four-octave range are located in this
country, all of which were cast and
tuned by English firms, as was the
Baird carillon. English American bell
founders have produced some inter-
mediate bells of a quality equal to the
imported ones, but have not as yet

produced large or extremely small
The 12-ton bell with a pitch of E-
flat is contrasted with the smallest of
the group weighing 12 pounds and
having a pitch of G-sharp.
The first carillons were brought to
America after the World War, accord-
ing to Professor Moore. Since the con-
struction of one in Toronto in 1922,
more than 40 others have been in-
stalled on this continent. Carillons
have long been intimately tied up
with civic and national life in Eur-
ope, especially in the low countries,
he says. "Almost every town in Hol-
land has a carillon, while Belgium
has several that are known the world
Schedule Of Semester
Fees Is Listed Here
Effective with the beginning of
the regular University year 1937-
38, the matriculation fees, the di-
ploma fee (except for duplicate
diplomas), fees for special cer-
tificates, and the general labora-
tory fees in the Medical School
and Hospital were abolished by
the Board of Regents on Feb. 28,
1936. As an offset. for the ma-
triculation, diploma, and similar
fees abolished, semester fees were
readjusted, all effective with the.
beginning of the regular Univr-
sity yar 1936-37 as follows:
In the following schedule the
name of the school or college is
followed by two figures. The first
is the fee for legal residents of
Michigan, and the second is the
fee for non-residents.
1.'Literature, Science
andthe Arts......$55 $ 75
2. Engineering ....... 60 80
3. Medical............110 175
4. Education.......... 55 '75
5. Law ...............70 75
6. Pharmacy ......... 60 80
7. Dentistry .......... 110 150
8. Graduate........... 55 75
9. Business Adminis-
tration.......55 '75
10. Forestry, Conserva-
tion .. ...... 55 '75
11. Music.............. 55 75
12. Architecture 00 80
13. Part-time Fee, All
Schools and Col-
leges, Group 1......15 15
14. Part-time Fee, All
Schools and Col-
leges, Group 2...... 25 25

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Good Old College Days Of Past
Are Bid Goodbye For Evermore

(Continued from Page 17)
games were shouted out to the mob
of students from a second story win-
dow of the State Street bookshop, Mr.
Slater particularly remembers be-
cause it was he who had to run with

where the new engineering building
now stands.
Fraternities in those days were
feeble frame structures, made over
from rooming houses and private
residences, and only a small percent-
age of the more affluent students
were members according to Mr.


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