Photo Aid Study
Two Public Lectures,
Exhibits, Are Planned
Librarians from some of the na-
tion's leading libraries will attend a
University-sponsored conference on
photographic aids to research here
The general aims of the conference
according to Prof. Warner G. Rice,
Director of the General Library, will
be to acquaint scholars with the
products and apparatus which are or
soon will be available as aids to re-
search, and the consideration of
problems relating to the use and in-
vestigation of these techniques for
research in various fields.
Open to the public are two public
lectures in the Rackham Amphi-
theatre given in connection with the
C. Z. Case, executive of a leading
photographis firm, will speak on "The
Economy of Photocopying" at 4:10
pm. Friday, and V. D. Tate, director
of photography of the National Ar-
chives, will discuss "Photography and
Research-Postwar" at 8 p.m.
An exhibit of the various photo-
graphic aids will be open for an hour
after each lecture in the East Con-
ference Room of the Rackham Build-
Conference delegates will include
librarians from Princeton, Harvard,
Chicago and Minnesota universities,
and representatives from the Rocke-
feller Foundation, The Carnegie Cor-
poration and the Library of Congress.
Kelly Signs Bill To Make1
August 14 Legal Holiday
LANSING, July 16-OP)-August
14 will be "Victory Day," a legal holi-1
day in Michigan this year.
Governor Kelly today signed legis-
lation passed in the recent special"
legislative session fixing that day-
the annversary of Japan's accep-.
tance of surrender terms-as a state
holiday to mark war's end.
It coincides with plans of veter-
ans' organizations to stage "wel-
come home-ceremonies honoring ex-r
IDENTIFY JEWELS ... Countess von Hesse (right), 74-year-old granddaughter of Queen Victoria of Eng-
land and sister of the late German Kaiser, and her daughter, Princess Sophie Hesse (second from right)
identify some of the crown jewels of the House of Hesse which disappeared from the Hesse castle and which
were recovered in America, after they had been returned to Germany and held at U.S. Army headquarters at
Frankfurt. Behind the table are (left to right) Maj. John D. Salb and Lt. Col. Ralph W. Pierce, both of the
Provost Marshal General's office.
Stephenson Says New
Ideas Help Students
A shift in the objectives in teach-
ing social studies was described by
Orlando W. Stephenson, associate
professor of education, in an address
to education students yesterday.
The change from presenting unre-
lated facts to the acquisition by the
pupil of habits, skills and apprecia-
tions that will enable him to study
for himself is evident, Prof. Stephen-
son said, in the textbooks of recent
years, as well as in the emphasis
on subject matter and in objectives.
"The shift," he said "has been in
the direction of using the social
studies as a means of developing the
child to the end that he may be a
well-balanced citizen of a democra-
Detroit Police Figures Show
Upswing in Crime Last Year
ThP Student Government Commit-
tee of the Student Legislature will
discuss ways of modifying and en-
larging the structure of the Student
Legislature and formulate proposals
to submit to the Legislature at the
initial summer meeting of the com-
mittee at 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the
Union, Chairman Bob Taylor an-
Items on the agenda for Thurs-
day's meeting include:
1. Proposed modification of the all-
campus election system.
2. Strengthening of the Student
Legislature committee system.
3. Methods for drawing new stu-
dents into the work of the Legisla-
4. Establishment of a central
council of student organizations,
school councils, and dormitory groups
to coordinate student activities and
secure cooperation of various organ-
izations in undertaking projects of
interest to the entire campus.
5. Establishment of a student gov-
ernment judiciary system.
All students interested in working
on these problems are urged to attend
the meeting, Taylor said.
Student organizations which are
interested in the establishment of
a central coordinating council are
invited to send representatives to
the meeting to contribute suggestions.
Pep Rally Plans
Plans for the pep rallies to be held
for the Indiana, Army and Illinois
(Homecoming) football games this
fall will be reported by the Varsity
Committee when the Student Legis-
lature convenes at 7:30 p.m. today
at the Michigan Union.
The Legislature will consider fur-
ther plans for the establishment of
a Student Book Exchange and Lou
Orlin will present the findings of a
survey of campus fund-raising acti-
County and State Combine
DETROIT, July 16--(P)-County
and state investigators will make
a joint probe into suburban Ham-
tramck's allegedngraft situation, it
appeared likely today.
Wayne Prosecutor Gerald K. O'-
Brien said he planned to meet with
Meredith H. Doyle, assistant attorney
general, to discuss a unified inquiry.
This announcement came as it be-
came known that each office was
making a separate investigation of
the confused Hamtramck situation.
Neither knew of the other's work.
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By The Associated Press
Murder-up 20 per centj rape-up
28 per cent; robbery armed-up 81
Cold figures mimeographed in the
Detroit Police Department for the
guidance of top officers tell the story
of crime's upswing over last year in
this industrial city of nearly two
Yes, lawlessness is on the march-
evidenced by minor as well as major
offenses. Police officials make no
Lffort to minimize that fact. Any
increase in crime is serious, they say,
but they hasten to add a word of
'The whole nation is experiencing
a postwar moral upheaval," said Jack
Harvill, deputy chief of the Detroit
Police Detective Bureau and one of
the ace plain-clothesmen on the
squad for years.
"Add to that fac, tnat Detroit grew
in population more than most cities
during the war and it's easier to ac-
count for the crime increase here."
This city has a larger "floating
population" than most others, he
added, and its assortment of races,
nationalities and sectional groups
compares with any.
In an interview Harvill calmly
reviewed the files covering the
first six months of this year com-
pared with January-June, 1945.
Murders and non-negligent man-
slaughter cases have jumped from
40 to 48, "but a couple of good
months still could keep the total be-
low last year's."
Reported rape cases have gone up
from 92 to 107, "but 15 more are not
enough to get excited about."
Robbery armed offenses have
leaped from 307 to 557--"quite
alarming, I admit, but partly be-
cause more guns are in circula-
tion." The number of unarmed
robberies has dropped from 569
to 465, he pointed out.
While their own record is relative-
ly clear, many war veterans unwit-
tingly have facilitated holdups and
other crimes in which firearms are
used, according to Harvill.
Special records are kept on
crimes committed by World War
II veterans themselves, and Har-
vill says they prove as "vicious and
false" reports that ex-servicemen
are more criminally-inclined than
Of the 2,755 veterans arrested
during the first six months of 1946
only 6 were charged with murder,
18 with robbery armed and 11 with
Harvill produced reports showing
that the number of felonies has fluc-
tuated greatly in years past. In 1942,
for example, there were only 23 mur-
ders in Detroit. The next year there
were 47, -but in 1944 the total fell
back to 34.
"Mwaybe we're just having another
of those bad years," Harvill opined.
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