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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SATUIRDA, AUG. 12,

Twentieth Birthday Celebrated
By University Fresh Air Camp

Food Cost Low
At Wolverine
Campus Co-op Cafeteria
Was OpenedIn 1932
"Owned and operated by those
it serves -- the students of the Uni-
versity" the Michigan Wolverine
again opens its doors this fall for
another successful year as campus
cooperative cafeteria.
The Wolverine was started back in
the deep depression year of 1932 by
9. group of undergraduates. First
located in the basement of Lane
r-all. it was financed entirely by
he $5 membership fees of its stu-
dents. Dividends accruing through
the year were annually distributed to
its members.
Year before last anonymous grant
of $20,000 gave the organization a
chance to move across State Street
and take over the old Chubbs restau-
rant. Now over 600 are served at
each meal, and since remodelling of1
the kitchens during the summer, it
is expected that more can be handled.
In addition to the lowest possible
prices for meals, the Wolverine offers
its members reductions on such ser-J
vices as laundry and cleaning, throughI
arrangements with various business
establishments in town.
The Wolverine is active in intra-i
mural sports and holds a number qf1
social functions during the year.
;rams of athletics ranging from arch-
ery to swimming instruction; acom-
plete shop for wood and metal work;
facilities for boating-including one
monster "ship" powered by a paddle
wheel which is used for overnightf
hikes; and all the other recreation-.
al opportunities which a trained soci-
ologist thinks might bring happiness
to an underprivileged youngster.
Counsellors A Unique Group
Counsellors at the camp are a uniquei
group for almost all are students oft
human adjustment. From all over theE
nation they have come-their num-t
ber even includes a Hawaiian andc
two German refugees-to gain theE
practical experience of living with the
youths they study and influence. Ai
special cabin is provided for classesc

Observatory Stations Are Found
In Opposite Parts Of The World

Approximately 800 Students Are Trained Each Year;
Established By University In 1852

Than 6,500 Boys, Gathered From City's
And Grime, Have Attended Camp

Heat

Tuescay, sept. 19, the camp will notj By STAN M. -SWINTON breakfast, participation in the camp
interfere with them. (special to The Daily) cleancup in the morning and lights
PATTERSON LAKE-Aug. 10--On out" when taps is sounded from the
Six Co-op Houses a heavily wooded, 180 acre preserve, hill which rises above the shores of
25 miles from Ann Arbor, one of the Patterson Lake.
Are Located Here United States' most effective projects Specialy Prepared Program
in human engineering, the University At other times the boys have a'
(Continued from Page 17) ,of Michigan Fresh Air Camp, is cele- program specially prepared for them.
brating its 20th anniversary. Daily they meet with their counsel-
the "contact" man with the Universi- The latest contingent of the more for to discuss what they'll do next--
ty and outsiders and presides at house than 6,500 boys who have attended whether it will be an overnight hike
meetings. The house manager ar- the camp since its founding deserted to Lime Lake or one of the other lakes
ranges and supervises work sched- crowded metropolitan districts for nearby, a cook-out in the woods
ules; seven hours a week for those camp this summer. Once at -Patter- or a trip to Ann Arbor, Dearborn,
who live in the house and three hours son Lake. they were taught a lesson Lansing or some other city in which
for those who only board there. The in social living and democracy while education and adventure can be com-
manager also arranges: "work holi- enjoying the benefits of outdoor ex- bined.
days" when some special job must be ercise and heaping platefuls of good Then, during the main part of the
done. ,food. morning and afternoon, they take
Other officers are in general the No Regimentation part in individual projects. Some go
treasurer, who is in complete charge Striking is the lack of regimented to the' art room where an amazinly
of incoming and outgoing funds; the program at the University camp. No good artist teaches them the essen-
secretary; the ,steward, who is in bugle blows to summon youngsters tials of painting and sculpting.
charge of the kitchen; and the pur- forth at specified intervals. Instead Others visit the nature study tent,
chasing agent. they enthusiastically take part in a watch the wire cages in which lazy
The physical aspects of the houses program especially planned for them. snakes lounge while the frightened
are generally similar. Living room, From six to eight campers live with mice and frogs on which they feed
dining room, hall and kitchen make two counsellors in each of the many stand tense beside them. Later, per-
up the first floor; the second floor is cabins. There are only a few specific haps, they go into the woods and
divided into study rooms; and a dor- regulations which they nust observe do nature study work.
mitory for sleeping on the third floor. -attendance at flag-raising before Then, for others, there are pro-

Originally constructed in 1852, thej
University of Michigan Astronomical
Observatory today trains some 800
students each year and conducts reg-
ular observations of the sky.
Two new stations have been estab-
lished by the University since the or-
iginal founding in 1852. The La-
mont-Hussey Observatory at Blopm-
fontein, Orange Free State, South
Africa, has been established for the
in guidance, adjustment, the place
of the camp and other problems.
Complete records are kept on the can-
pers and expert advice is advailable
from University experts when an
especially difficult individual problem
arises.
The youths who benefit from this
competent leadership ate an intense-
ly interesting crew. Ranging from 8
to 17 years in age, they are of all
nationalities. The only restriction is
that the camper have an I.Q. not low-
er than 80. Each boy. is expected
to contribute something toward the;
cost of his vacation with the social
agency also contributing.
The Summer Tag Day is another
important source of revenue to the
camp along with private donations.

discovery of double stars in the
southern skies. The McMath-Hulbert
Observatory at Lake Angelus, near
Pontiac, is also a branch. This was
built for research in the application
of the motion-picture camera to as-
tronomical photography.
One of the functions of the Ann
Arbor observatory is to record earth-
quakes. Three modern seismographs
are installed in the seismological lab-
oratory and the registration of trem-
ors *has been continuous since 1909.
The Department of Astronomy also
occupies the fifth floor of Angell
Hall, where are installed several in-
struments for- examination of the
night skies.
A report issued by Prof. Heber D.
Curtis, director of the Observatory,
reveals that there were no outstand-
ing discoveries made by his depart-
ment during the past year. More than
5,500 pairs of double stars were dis-
covered by the station in South
Africa during 1936 and 1937 and
considerable advancement was made
in the field of motion picture photo-
graphy by the Lake Angelus branch.
The Observatory possesses a well-
equipped machine and instrument
shop and also maintains a complete
library. The machine shop was the;
gift of Robert P. Lamont.+

ROTC Students
Become Of ficers
Military Members May Be
Second Lieutenants
Commissions as second lieutentants
n the Officers' Reserve Corps of the
United States await those who suc-
cessfully complete the eight semester
course in military science and tactics
in the University, under the pregram
of the Michigan. unit of the Reserve
Officers' Training Corps.
The eight semesters are divided in-
to two sections of four each, the first
the basic group and the last the ad-
vanced group. An entire group of
four semesters must be elected at a
time, and, unless the student is for-
mally discharged, becomes a prere-
quisite for graduation upon election.
Freshmen wishing ultimate commis-
sions should enroll in the basic group
the first year of attendance in the
University.
Physical education is not required of
men taking military science. Twelve
hours of academic credit may be
earned toward graduation, one hour a
semester in the basic group, two hours
a semester in the advanced group.
In addition to the eight semesters
of academic work, one summer at an
R.O.T.C. camp is required of all those
seeking commissions. Signal, infhn-
try and engineers corps spend the
summer at Camp Custer, Mich., while
the Ordpance goes to the Aberdeen
Proving Ground, in Maryland. Sum-
mer work includes obtaining practicl
experience with equipment, receiving
physical training and participating in
athletics. The summer camp session
is six weeks long.
Students in the advanced group re-
ceive pay from the government,
amounting to about $200 per year.
Men in the summer camp receive pay
at the rate of 70 cents a day.
Membership in the R.O.T.C. is not,
considered as enlistment in any part
of the army, and carries with it no
obligation for service in the army.
ESTABLISHED IN 1868
First courses in pharmacy were of-
fered on the Michigan campus in
1868, and eight years later the College
of Pharmacy was organized. A four-
year course is required for the degree
of B.S. Pharm.

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