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Speaks In Lecture Series

Choral Union




Ten Concerts



the best known
urrent celebrities,
lichigan Orator-
ounces its speak
40 lecture series.
. Roosevelt, for
>ortant figure in
and political af-
1 open the series
epic will be "The
Individual-to the
of the first presi-
kia and until re-
y's minister to
ccupy the second
re program. He
on the subject
nelia Otis Skin-
new program of
The outstanding
in the country,
popular in Ann
d to a capacity
.uditorium three
dio commentator
t, H. V. Kalten-
6, 'on "Kalten-
ws." His almost
the Czechoslo-
is trans-Atlantic
dered the great-


"of the 1930
zalism, will
the lecture
. 17 on "At

of Tahiti" is
lecture of the
the subject of
he speaks on

aphy of her
i world-wide
field, will
a Woman"~

Che final lecture, also to be illus-
led by motion pictures, will be by
Ihol Smith. Smith has made some
lusive pictures of the island of
inan which has seldom been visit-
by white men. Rich in minerals,
ateglcally. located next door to
io China, and only 750 miles from
Philippines, the island was re-
ftly captured by the Japanese and,
now being heavily fortified.
the Oratorical Association Lec-
e Course is under the control of
Committee on University Le-
-es. Members are Prof. Louis M.
h of the speech department, chair-
n; Prof. L. K. James of the Law
pool, Prof. Max S. Handman, of
economics department, Prof.
nes K. Pollock of the political sci-
e department and Prof. Carl G.
indt, chairman of the department
English in the College of Engineer-
secretary to the committee.

Engine School
Offer's Courses
In Twelve Fields
Eight Four-Year Programs.
Of Study Axe Accredited
By Engineer's College
(continued From 4-A)
hydromechanics, heating, ventilating
and refrigerating, automobile and in-.
dustrial engineering, and under _naval
architecture and marine engineering
is classified water transportation.
Largest enrollment is generally at-
tracted by the chemical and mechan-
ical departments, with aeronautical
engineering running a close third in
total number of undergraduate stu-
dents. Chemical engineering and
metallurgy is the field in which there
is the largest graduate enrollment,
probably because an advanced degree
is almost becoming a prerequisite for
further research and development of
the field in those lines of work.. Fur-
ther courses in plant design will be
offered next year by the chemical
engineering department.,
The mechanical engineering de-
partment has added a new course in
air-conditioning and during the Sum-
mer Session of 1939-40 will hold an
Institute in Internal Combustion En-
gines under the chairmanship of Prof.
Walter. E. Lay of the department of
automotive engineering. A graduate
course in advanced structures and
advanced airplane structure will
again be offered by the aeronautical
engineering department. n
Through a cooperative arrangement'
between the University and the State
Highway Department,the testing of
materials for use in state highways
and bridges will be carried out at the
University, and students in advanced
transportation engineering are con-
sequently able to secure the benefits
to be derived from observing the work
of trained State employees in this
field in the highway laboratory in the
East Engineering Building.
Further practical experience is giv-
en students in various branches of
engineering through work in the de-
partment of engineering research.
This department provides employ-
ment for a considerable number of
advanced and graduate students in
research work done for various in-
dustrial engineering concerns under
the supervision of the University.
The engineering mechanics de-
partment will continue its regular
courses and work in the field of fluid
mechanics. The curriculum has been
planned to meet the increasing de-
mand from industry for graduates
with the thorough theoretical ground-
ing. in mechanics and mathematics
needs tocope.with difficult engineer-
ing problems of the research type.
Lecture Series

Rachmaninoff Will Open
Program Of Celebrities
Oct. 24; Kreisler Next
Nine musicians of world renown
and two of the finest symphony or-
chestras in the United States make
up the program of the Choral Union
Concert Series for the 1939-40 sea-
Serge Rachmaninoff, Russian pi-
anist, composer and conductor, opens
the series on Oct. 24. He will be
followed by Fritz Kreisler, violinist,
who will present his recital here on
Nov. 6. Jussi Bjoring, Swedish
tenor and youngest star of the Met-
ropolitan Opera Company will pre-
sent the third of the concerts.
The New York Philharmonic-
Symphony, Orchestra conducted by
John Barbirolli will play here on
Nov. 27. The principal bass of the
Chicago Opera Company, Alexander
Kipnis, sings here Dec. 7.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra,
Serge Koussevitzky conducting, pre-
sents the sixth concert of the series
on Dec. 14. Kirsten Flagstad, Nor-
wegian soprano and member of the
Metropolitan Opera Company, will
again be heard in Ann Arbor on -Jan.
15. She will be followed by the 18-
year old Hungarian violinist, Robert







If we had just sold pencils for fifty
y swe wouldn't be here now, but
the fact is that we have done that for'



fifty years..

We've served Michigan




ow Films
oreign Movies
most exceptional of
ition pictures, both
reign, to Ann Arbor
pose of the Art Cine-
its founding here in

lmong the pictures seen here have
n "Les Miserables," "Don Quix-
" "Kermesse Heroque," "The
rnal Mask," "Lower Depths,"
he Informer," "The Cabinet of Dr.
ligari," "The New Gilliver," "May-
ng,'; "The Life and Loves of Bee-
'ven," "The Charm of La Boheme,"
arnet de Bal," "Be Mine Tonight,"'
Maternelle," "Maedchen in Uni-
m, and others.
3y arrangement with the Museum
Modern Art in New York City, the
ague will present the third year of
series on the History of the Mo-
n Picture.
the first picture of this year will
"Ballerina." The date will be an-
irced later.
ontributions of the League have
n the motion picture and sound
ipment given to the Lydia Men-
ssohn Theatre where all Art Cine-a
productions are shown, and a sum
money to the University to begin
inema library.
Members of the faculty committee
the Art Cinema League are Prof.
rold J. McFarlan of the engineer-
college, chairman; Prof. Herbert
ryon of the Spanish department;
an Alice Lloyd, dean of women;
an Erich A. Walter, assistant dean
the literary college; Prof. Mentor
lliams of the English department;
f. Kenneth Rowe of the English
artment; Prof. Hereward Price of
English department; Otto Graf
he German department; and Miss
a Pargment, instructor in Russian.
erested students may make inqui-

Virovai. He will play here on Jan. 25.
Concerts by Bartlett and Robinson,
the. English piano duo on Feb. 14,
and by Artur Rubenstein, well-known
pianist, on March 6 bring the series
to a close.
Prices for season's tickets are $6,
$8, $10 and $12 with separate tickets
selling for $1, $1.50, $2 and $2.50.
Included with the seasons ticket is a
"MayFestival stub" which will apply
on the price of the tickets to the an-
nual May Festival, a four-day music
fete which will be held May 8, 9,
10 and 11 of next year. There is no
extra :charge for. this stub.
TheMayFestival attracts to Ann
Arbor every year a number of the
best musicians of this country as well
as foreign-known artists. The Phila-
delphia Orchestra plays at each of the
six concerts on the Festival series.
Artists who have been seen here on
this program recently include Ma-
rian Anderson, Helen Jepson, Ezio
Pinza, Jose Iturbi, Nino Martini,
Boneli, Martinelli, Kirsten Flagstad,
Lauritz Melshior and others:
Mason Hall Is
Oldest Campus
Building Used
Almost exactly 100 years ago -
February, 1839 to be exact-construc-
tion for the University of Michigan
at Ann Arbor was begun. After con-
siderable discussion four professors
homes were built and, soon afterward,
Mason Hall was constructed.
Today the only reminder of those
four professors' homes is the presi-
dent's residence which, beneath the
changes of a century, still consists of
one of the original buildings. But
now, instead of consisting of a few
thousand dollars worth of newly con-
structed buiklings, the University
possesses, as of June 30, 1938, more
than $50,426,154 worth of lands,
buildings, land improvements and
That does not include the newly
constructed dormitories or other re-
cent additions, which will be valued
at approximately $7,000,000.
In 1938 alone, the last year covered
by the report, addition to buildings
during the year amounted to over a
million dollars. And the director of
plant extensions reported completion
of the Horace H. Rackham School of
Graduate Studies, valued at $2,500,-
000; Michigan Union additions worth
$550,000, a $400,000 neuropsychiatric
Institute and other new buildings.

with textbooks, pencils, and a thou-
sand other school'iters for ahalf a
century. It's only at WAHIR'S that
you ca n find that odd book or meap
that o ly you will need. WAHR'S
represents COMPLETE bookstore
service in Ann Aror.
Our stock of NEW and USED TEXT-
BOOKS are most complete and our
prices always reasonable.
Let us serve YOU and make our stores
your bookstore headquarters.

Q sed







Is Given Free


Include Scientists, Scholars
And Public Men
Distinguished scientists, scholars
and public men are included on the
program of the University Lectures,
an annual series of about 30 lectures
sponsored by the University.
All lectures are open free to stu-
dents, faculty members and interested
Each lecture is related to the in-
-structional program of one of - the
departments of the University.
These talks, formerly presented in
Natural Science Auditorium, are now
usually given in the Lecture Hall or
in the Amphitheatre of the Rackham
Many of these lectures are illus-
trated by motion pictures, slides or
Among the interesting men on the
program last year were Roland D.
Craig, Chief of the Division of Eco-
nomics, Department of Mines and
Resources, Lands, Parks and For-
ests in Ottawa, Canada; Bertrand
Lord Russell, well known English
philosopher; Thomas Doesing, direc-'
tor of Public Library Administration,

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