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100th Class


Enter University

This Fall

Concert, Lecture Series Will Highlight Year

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Choral Series
Will Feature
Noted Stars
Grace Moore Is Scheduled
To Make Campus Debut
In Opening Concert Here
Famed Symphony
Orchestras Slated
Grace Moore, world-renowned Me-
tropolitan Opera and Hollywood so-
prano, will open the sixty-third an-
nual Choral Union Concert Series of
the University Musical Society on
Oct. 22 in Hill Auditorium.
The opening concert' of the series
will mark Miss Moore's debut before
Ann Arbor audiences.
The second concert of the series,
on Oct. 30, will be given by Emanuel
peuermann, violoncellist, who was en-
thusiastically received by May Festi-
val audiences last year.
Artur Rodzinski will conduct the
Cleveland Symphony Orchestra in
their third Ann Arbor appearance,
Nov. 9.J
Two soloists will appear in a joint
recital November 18, when Giovanni
Martinelli, tenor, and Ezio Pinza, bass,
will sing before Choral Union Music
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra,
under the baton of Frederick Stock,
will be heard Sunday afternoon, Nov.
20. Loved and remembered in Ann
Arbor, this organization provided the
orchestral background for the May
Festivals from 1905 to 1935.
On Dec. 10 Serge Koussevitzky .and
the Boston Symphony Orchestra will
make its annual pilgrimage to Hill
After Christmas Vacation, Choral
Union audiences will return to Ann
Arbor for the seventh concert on Jan.
19, when Robert Casacesus, eminent
French pianist, will make his debut
in this city,
On Feb. 3 Dmitri Mitropoulos and
the Minneapolis Symphony Orches-
tra, unanimously acclaimed in their
first app'earance here last year, will
give their second concert here.
Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violin-
ist, will appear here Feb. 19, and the
Choral Union Concert Series will be
closed with, a concert March 3 by
Vronsky and Babin, distinguished pi-
(Continued on Page 4)
Camps Open
To Freshmen
Rendezvou s,.Institute Units
Held Before Orientation
.Freshmen entering the University
this fall will again be given an oppor-
tunity to gain' a close, pre-orientation
acquaintance with college life at two
get-together camps to be held Sept.
20. 21, 22, under the sponsorship of
two campus organizations.
New this year will be the University
Extension Service Camp Institute for
Freshman Men, successor to last
year's Freshman Rendezvous Camp.
The ;Freshman Rendezvous Camp,
previously sponsored by the Student
Religious Association, will this year
be. held as a co-educational session
for students interested in religious
Set up on a non-profit basis, the
cost of attendance will be just enough
to cover expenses only. The Camp
Institute for Freshman Men will not
exceed five dollars to cover all ex-
The sessions of the Institute will

be held at the University's Fresh Air
(Continued on Page 2)
Proper Abbreviations
Of Schools And Colleges
To indicate the various schools
and colleges in which a student is
enrolled, the following are in gen-
eral use on the University campus:
College of Literature, Science
and the Arts-Numerals alone.
College of Engineering-E.
Law School-L.
lklr~ih7 n~h n0 -k

To Speak Here

Union Fosters
IJ' Traditions'
A mong Men
(Michigan Union Secretary)
One of the first acquaintances the
new Michigan man will make is that
of the Michigan Union. It is at the
Union that new men students begin
their Orientation program. As any
older student will tell you, the Michi-
gan Union is much more than a
building. The Union is an organiza-
tion to which all Michigan men be-
long and which belongs to all Michi-
gan men. It has all the features of
an exclusive club and in addition
boasts a student organization that is
one of the foremost groups on the
Steeped in tradition, the Michigan
Union is from the beginning and
through the years the center of activ-
ities for the sons of Michigan. Its
(Continued on Page 4)
Rabbi Cohen Heads
Hillel Social Center
Serving as a cultural and social
center for Jewish students on the
campus, the B'Nai B'rith Hillel
Foundation, directed by Rabbi Jehu-
dah M. Cohen, provides a valuable
supplement to campus activities.
Located near the campus area atj
1102 Oakland, the Foundation's facil-
ities include a fine library, accesible
to all University students, an exten-
sive record collection, added to yearly,
a chapel, lounge, offices, recreation
room, kitchen and living quarters.
The Foundation provides Fireside
Discussions, led by outstanding cam-
pus leaders, Friday night religious
services, "PM" social hours on Thur-
sdays, dramatic productions by the
Hillel Players and numerous social
events. University forums with out-
standing speakers, Avukah, the stu-
dent Zionist organization and the
Hillel News, issued monthly, are also
sponsored by the Foundation.
The Foundation is governed by
a student council elected by Hillel

'Noted Figures
On Oratorical
Series Listed
Maurice Evans, Quiz Kids,
Sinclair Lewis, Others
Scheduled To Appear
Variety Is Theme
Of Lectures Here
Maurice Evans, world-renowned
Shakespearean actor, will open the
annual University of Mihigan Ora-
torical Association series on October
10 with a dramatic recital on "Shake-
speare in the News."
The series' this year will present
a program including distinguished
personalities in the fields of drama,
literature, journalism, diplomacy,
world travel and entertainment. 1
Mr. Evans, who will visit Ann Arbor
immediately prior to the opening of
"Macbeth" in New York, is making
a .limited number of personal appear-
ances throughout the country, and is
contributing the proceeds of his lec-
tures to British relief. His perform-
ance here will be comprised of inter-
pretations of famous Shakespearean
characters that he has portrayed on
the stage.
Pulitzer Prize Winner
Anne O'Hare McCormick, the only
woman ever to receive a Pulitzer
Prize 'for work as a foreign corre-
spondent, will give the second lecture
of the series, on November 13. A
member of the New York Times edi-
torial staff, Mrs. McCormick, will
speak on "After the War, What?"
November 24 will bring a departure
from the usual run -of -Oratorical
Association programs, when the pop-
ular stars of radio, the Quiz Kids, will
come to Ann Arbor. The Quiz Kids
have issued a challenge to five promi-
nent faculty men to match wits with
them in Hill Auditorium.
A debate on "Can It Happen Here"
will be presented December 2, with
Sinclair Lewis, noted author and No-
bel Prize Winner, saying Yes, and Dr.
Lewis Browns, prominent platform
personality and author saying No.
Lawrence Thaw will present the
first motion picture lecture of the
series on January 14. The noted
traveler will present colored motion
pictures of the story of India.
Rynolds To Speak
Quentin Reynolds, ace foreign cor-
respondent, will speak on Januarye22
on "European Montage." Mr. Rey-
nolds is the author of such books as
"Britain Can Take It," "A London-
er's Diary," and is now working on a
book entitled "Don't Think It Hasn't
Been Fun."
On February 17 the Honorable
Hugh Gibson, former United States
ambassador to Brazil and Belgium,
and former Minister to Poland and
Switzerland, will discuss "The Inter-
national Situation through the Eyes
of an American Observer." Mr. Gib-
son is at present in Europe where he
has been engaged in war relief work.
The Oratorical Series will be con-
cluded on March 12 when Captain
(Continued on Page 2)

President Greets Freshmen

Literary College's
First Registration
Was Sept. 8, 1841
Campus Centennial Day Program Oct.15
To Celebrate Founding Of College
The University of Michigan literary college will celebrate its one hun-
dredth anniversary this fall with a special centennial program on October
The College of Literature, Science and the Arts was the first branch of
the University founded in Ann Arbor.. It was known then as the College of
Arts and Sciences.
A full day's program has been arranged for Centennial Day, opening
with' a discussion of the general development of the college by Prof. J. S.
Reeves of the political science department.
Achievements of the college in language and literature will be discussed
by Prof. J. G. Winter, chairman of the Latin department. Prof. A. F. Shull
of the Department of Zoology will trace the achievements of the colleges in
;science, while social accomplishments
will be the subject or Prof. A. E. R.
* Boak, chairman of the history de-
En ineerinIpartment.


No young men or women should enter an American -University
in the fall of 1941 without being profoundly conscious of the price-
less benefits guaranteed to them by the traditional liberties of this
Nation and of their bounden duty to maintain the prosperity and
security of their country by every possible means. The University
pf Michigan holds that, in addition to the efforts and activities which
apply directly to the safeguarding of America in a crucial time, it is
eqully necessary for the citizenship to be educated and intelligent,
capable of furnishing its own leadership, productive of professional
workers, scientists, and technicians to maintain its health and well-
being, and so truly convinced of the essential superiority of demo.
cratic liberties that it will never swerve from the paths laid down by
our forefathers. Your work here this year, in a great institution pro.
vided by a free people for the education for their youth, should be
undertaken and pursued with this in mind. It is our task to help you
become actively, positively useful citizens; it is yours to avail your-
selves of the privilege and to acquit yourselves of the duty.
-Alexander G. Ruthven

College Has
Famed the country over for its
well-rounded curriculum of technical
training, the College of Engineering
at the University of Michigan has
molded its present program of train-
ing .on a foundation of venerable
A history of rapid expansion and
of outstanding personalities marks
the rise of the engineering college
from an obscure department 45 years
ago to its present standing as one
of the outstanding schools of its
kind in the country.
One Of The Oldest Colleges
"One of the oldest technical schools
in the United States, the College of
Engineering was established as a
separate department of the Univer-
sity in 1895. The true history of the
college, however=, dates back to the
founding date of the University, for
the original act establishing the Uni-
versity made provisions for instruc-
tion in architecture and engineering.
In point of age, the college is the
second oldest in the United States.
The University was the fourth in-
stitution in the country to offer
courses in engineering, and with the
graduation of its first two students
in 1860, it became the sixth school
to grant degrees in that field.
Prof. Wood Enters Department
First vigorous proponent of the
engineers' cause here, according to
University records, was Prof. DeVol-
son Wood, appointed to an assistant
professorship in civil engineering, in
1857. It was under his direction that
numerous recommendations and in-
novations were first attempted.
Other prominent men in the early
days of engineering education here
were Prof. Ezra Greene and his two
associates, Prof. Charles S. Denison
and Prof. J. B. Davis.
The Engineering Arch was named
the Denison Arch in honor of Pro-
fessor Denison-"so named in honor
ofhim who suggested it." Professor
' (Continued on Page 4)

In the afternoon session four
speakers will discuss "Problems and
the Future of Liberal Arts Education
in' the United States." The speakers
will be Marten Hoor, Dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences, Tulane
University; George Clarke Sellery,
Dean of the College of Letters and
Science, University' of Wisconsin;
Henry Allen Moe, general secretary of
the Guggenheim Memorial Founda-
tion, New York City; and Florence
Ellinwood Allen, judge of the United
States Circuit Court of Appeeals.
The celebration will be concluded
with a convocation at which Dr.
James Rowland Angell, president-
emeritus of Yale University, agd
Michigan alumnus,. will be the
speaker. Dr. Angell is at present the
educational counselor of the National
Broadcasting Company.
University Opened
Doors 100 Years Ago
(Editor's Note: To the Michigan
Historical Society for its collection on
University history,, and to Wilfred B.
Shaw for his book, "A Short History
of the University of Michigan," our
gratitude for giving access to the data
in the following article.)
The University of Michigan will
open its doors to a freshman class
this fall for the 100th time.
One hundred years ago, on the
morning of Sept. 8, 1841, seven stu-
dents went through the then simple
process of registering in the stuccoed
building that was to serve the dual
purpose of classroom and dormitory,
and still stands as Mason Hall.
That inauspicious beginninig was
the 25th attempt of the people of
Michigan to establish a University
in their state.
The residents of the state had been
seriously impressed by the message
of the Northwest Ordinance: "Reli-
gion, morality and knowledge being
necessary to the good government
and the happiness of mankind,
schools and the means of education
shall, forever be encouraged"; the
message that is engraved now above
the portals of Angell Hall.
And it was with this idea in mind
that taxes were raised 16 percent
and five publiclotteries authorized
by Lansing officials for the benefit h nvriyo ihgnA
of the University of Michigan in
1817. In that year the first univer-
sity, the Catholepistemiad, was es-
tablished in Detroit.
The whole field of knowledge was
at last open to the youth of Michi-
gan through the teachings of the 13
"didactors," or professors, whose pre-
cise fields were obscured in Impres-
sive nomenclature. "Anthropogloss-
ica" was a course in literature, "pole
mitactica" was a military science
curriculum and "astronomia" was as-
tronomy. Less obvious were "dieget-
(Continued on Page 4)
University Boasts
Three Flying Clubs
The University of Michigan boasts
three organizations exclusively for
air-minded students, the Flying Club,
the Glider Club and the local chapter
of the Institute of Aeronautical Sci-
The T Ae .S connist. ,f oman i zn av

'For Better Relations:.'
Interfratern ity Council Serves
As Fraternity Governing Body

5 Publications
Give Chances
Of Experience
Experience that has been termed "of
professional quality" by many in the
business world is offered by the five
student publications on the camupus.
Rated as the outstanding college
newspaper in the country, The
Michigan Daily offers its "try-outs"
and editors thorough training in the
editorial, news writing, advertising
and business branches of newspaper
The Daily's monthly supplement,
Perspectives, provides a medium
through which campus authors pre-
sent feature articles, fiction and po-
Financially independent of the
University, The Daily, Gargoyle,
monthly campus humor magazine,
and the 'Ensian, the yearbook, are all
administered by the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications. These
publications are housed in one of the
most modern and completely equip-
ped college publications buildings in
the country.
The oldest, as well as the highest
ranking engineering publication in
the country, The Michigan Technic
has its offices in the East Engineer-
ing Building.
Participation in publications work
it nn n 91onhonamoreand mner_-

For Independents:
Congress Acts As Organization
For Unaffiliated Michigan Men

SRA Is Religious Center
The Student Religious Organiza-
tion, under the direction of Kenneth
Morgan, provides a social and dis-
cussion center on campus for stu-
dents of all religious sects. The SRA
sponsors lectures, roundtable discus-
sions and social activities during the
entire year, and a series of special
discussions for freshmen.

Interfraternity Council, an organi-
zation set up by the general frater-
nities to promote better relations be-
tween the various houses, is the gov-
erning body for all rules which apply
to fraternities as a group.
Registration for freshmen, Don
Stevenson, '42, president of the Coun-
cil announced, will take place in the
lobby of the Union during Orienta-
tion week and thereafter until rush-
ing officially opens.
House presidents voted to change
several Interfraternity Council rush-
ing rules at their last meeting, at-
tempting to set regulations which will
facilitate rushing and generally make
it easier for freshmen to get a fair
view of all fraternities.
It was decided to hold a compulsory
leture for all freshmen planning to

What is Congress? It is the organi-
ation of, Independent Men-all men
who are not affiliated with a frater-
Richard Shuey, new president of
Congress, Independent Men's Asso-
ciation, has announced some new
plans for the 1942 Congress, consid-
erably broadening the scope of Con-
gress' service to unaffiliated men.
First, membership cards will be pre-
sented to all independents this year.
These cards, besides certifying mem-
bership in the largest organization at
the University of Michigan, will en-
title members to substantial dis-
counts on such items as laundry, dry
cleaning and-shoe repairing.
Students who obtain Congress
cards, will be asked to fill out a short
record card, upon which they will
record their preferences as to extra-

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