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Ancient Dutch Universities Visited

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special To The Daily
UTRECHT, Netherlands-Here
where they signed the treaty end-
ing the War of the Spanish Suc-
cession, we had a brief look at
higher education, Dutch-style.
The University of Utrecht, and
the University of Leiden further
west, are the Oxford and Cam-
bridge, the Michigan and Harvard,
of the Netherlands.
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BOTH THE town and the Uni-
versity at Utrecht spell antiquity,
a medieval charm unblemished by
modern architecture.
There are the huge cathedrals
which men spent their lives put-
ting together, and, as harden-
ed as you may be to ancient
buildings, you can't help feeling
a sense of history as you gaze
at the statues defaced during
the reformation..
The best view of the city you
have to -struggle for. It's a long,
hard climb up the stone steps of
an endless circular stairway in
one of Utrecht's old towers. But
you don't regret it when you get
to the top.
FROM THE summit you have a
diffieult time locating the Univer-
sity. It's scattered all over town.
So we descended and stopped
in at the administration build-
ing, which is a bit more on the
artistic side than Michigan's
pink monstrosity, to chat with
the people who run the place.
The Regents are the "curators,"
but they seem to take a larger
hand in affairs than at American
universities. Their top appointee
is the secretary who handles any-
thing that has anything to do
with money, which covers a good
deal of territory.
The Faculty Senate has con-
siderable power in lower admin-
istrative affairs. It meets in a
venerable conference room wall-
ed by portraits of, prominent
Utrecht teachers through the
Every year a new dean, or rec-
tor, is named to take. charge of
the programs. The honor is ro-
tated among the faculty and they
tell us the system works out-at
least at Utrecht.
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SCHOOLS ARE called "facul-

State Deer
Hunting May
Be Expanded
GRAYLING, Mich(.-UP)-Mich-
igan's first general shooting of
bucks, does and fawns in 30 years
appeared in the offing last night.
After informal discussions at
Higgins Lake training school, a
majority of the conservation com-
mission members said they would
vote in today's formal session to
open the last three days of the
deer season to the shooting of any
deer in the northern lower penin-
commissioner Donald B. McLouth
of Detroit, was more drastic than
the recommendation of game chief
Harry D. Ruhl and Ilo H. Bart-
lett, department game specialist.
They proposed that liberalized
deer regulations be presented to
the public more slowly by per-
mitting only a controlled num-
ber of hunters to shoot any deer
in a special season to run seven
days after the regular season in
special areas.
Some 90 representatives of
sportsmen and tourist and con-
servation interests attended the
meeting. None opposed liberalized
deer hunting and many urged the
commission to "do what should
be done now."
Political Slang
(Continued from Page 1)
Cass with the later name.
Another tag applied to Cass was
"doughface." It referred to vacil-
lation(on his part to take any
stand on the slavery issue and
goes back to folk lore in its ori-
gins. Originally a "doughface"
Was a false face made of dough
that was used to play pranks as
Halloween masks are.
"MUGWUMP" was the label ap-
plied to reform Republicans who
bolted the Blane ticket in 1884.
An old Indian title meaning "big
man," it was incorporated into
secret societies as the name for
Originally a religious term,
"platform" has grown to mean a
party's declaration of principles.
Since many early abolitionists were
preachers, they brought the term
into party politics with them.
Current political phrases such
as "bandwagon" ae not so old
in usage the liguist revealed. Al-
lusion was first made to a band-
wagonin the 1884 Blaienomina-
tion fight, although the phrase
"hopping on the band wagon" be-
came popular around 1902 when
GOP leaders were hastening to
align themselves with Teddy



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ties" and they generally follow the
classical categories of philosophy,
theology, science and so on. But
Utrecht, which was founded in
1836, isn't completely rooted to
the past.
Animal husbandry is a big
field in this dairy land. Medi-
cine and dentistry also receive
prominent attention in college.
The Utrecht medical school has
2400 enrollees, a good portion of
them disappointed American ap-
plicants who found it tough going
in the states.
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AT LEIDEN, arch-rival of
Utrecht which claims superiority'

'U' Geologist Says Permanent
Climate Change Unpredictable

A University geologist yesterday
said a report of the possibility of
an "appreciable permanent change
in the world's climate during the
next 25 orr50 years" was based on
unpredictable trends.
The report in question was
made by C.E.P. Brooks, a British
meteorologist, who spoke before
a meeting of U.S. Weather Bureau
experts in Washington. He point-

75 Educ'ators.
Meeting Here
In Workshop
Seventy-five educators are cur-
rently participating in a two week
workshop in human relations of-
fered by the School of Education
in cooperation with the National
Conference of Christians and
Assisted by a 12-man research
and planning staff, the school ad-
ministrators, teachers and other
participants are here for a twvo-
week period. The conference be-
gan Monday.
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THE WORKSHOP is concentra-
ted on intensive work in human
relations, in planning instruction-
al developments in this field and
in learning how to meet the prob-
lems of intergroup tension and
,onflict as these arise in school
and community.
During the morning, the
group meets in general session
where a speaker outlines a par-
ticular problem and then throws
the topic open to discussion. In
the afternoon they meet in one
of seven special groups concern-
ed with specific questions.
These include such topics as
community education and action
programs for better intergroup re-
lations, meeting problems of in-
terreligious tension in school and
community, intergroup relations
and the world community and
what the community expects of
the school in intergroup relations.
Special field trips are also on
the agenda. On Wednesday the
groun made a trip through De-

ed out that the world's glaciers
have been retreating during the
past 100 years and are now at
their furthest stage of retreat
since 1650.
If this trend continued, Brooks
said, the world will warm up to
such an extent that it will have
important economic and political
PROF. John V. Kesling of the
geology department, said that
"there is absolutely no way" to
predict any trend of this kind.
Scientists cannot predict even
within a decade when a climatic
cycle will reach its climax, he said.
"What Brooks, who has stu-
died climatic conditions for
many years, has evidently been
trying to do is project present
trends to tell what might hap-
He said that the glaciers are
receding as a result of increased
solar radiation. This is shown by
the fact that new mastodon fos-
sils have been found in Siberia as
the ice has melted, he explained.
He 'emphasized, however, that
the ice melting is not.a fast pro-
cess, with not more than a few 10's
of feet melting during a year.
. The professor said that what
would happen if the trend con-
tinues would merely be a displace-
ment or moving of climates to-
ward both the poles.

while Utrecht claims equality, we
took a look-see at the veteranar-
ian laboratory, the "sweat room,"
where students await their final
marks, and a Far Eastern museum
with a roomfull of hypnotic bud-
Our only chance to talk with
students came at Amsterdam
University, where we got the
low-down on student govern-
ment. Briefly, the students han-
dle the picayune matters of
college life through h u g e
Although at Amsterdam there is
a formal student government, the
fraternal organizations, which
have their own clubhouses, have
the largest influence in activities.
The president of the biggest club
has the best crack at swaying the
Dean on any issue.
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WE LEARNED more about edu-
cation in Holland, the most signi-
ficant topic being the attitude of
Plan Foreign
Student Meet
Forty-seven foreign students in
the United States to study at
American universities will present
a special program at 8 p.m. today
in Rackham Assembly Hall.
.Representing 13 countries, the
students are at the University this
summer for an orientation pro-
gram under auspices of the Insti-
tute of International Education.
Today's event, the first of four
Friday night programs, will be de-
voted to helping students integrate
themselves into the university at-
mosphere and gain some know-
ledge of American ways and man-
Meetings are open to the public.
Anyone wishing to invite students
to their home may contact the
English Language Institute which
is helping. run the program on

educational. circles, including ad-
ministrators, faculty and stu-
dents, toward the Red scare.
"McCarthyism" is a well-
known word among the intelli-
gensia here. They don't rave
against it. They just don't un-
derstand it.
"Yes, we have Communists on
our faculty," a top official at
Utrecht told us. "It's good experi-
ence for the students. The most
convincing anti-Communist talk
I ever had was with a faculty
member who was telling me about
the marvels of Russia."
Communist and Red-frontpo-
litical clubs are looked down upon
by most of the students. But they
don't worry about them.
"After all," one lad said, "if
they want to believe lies, that's
their privilege. Most of us have
learned a lot from arguing with
We asked them how they were
getting along with the lecture
committee problem. They didn't
know what we were talking about.

Remodeling operations to con-
vert the Dolph Funeral Home into
facilities for khe University's tele-
vision activities is scheduled to be-
gin soon, according to University
The University has taken a 10-
year lease on the property, it was
announced yesterday.
DETAILS for the remodeling
have not yet been worked out.
However, it will include installa-
tion of extensive and valuable TV
equipment. Among the new items,
will be three TV cameras- and stu-
dio control machinery.
Prof. Garnet R. Garrison, di-
rector of television, said that
only four or five other universi-
ties in the nation use such
equipment for educational pur-



Offices for Prof. Garrison- and
his staff will be located in the
building together with at least one
large studio.
In addition, classrooms for TV
instruction, a control room,
work shops for preparations of
signs, scenery, costumes and
other props and possibly an, area
where the public may watch TV
operations will be incorporated.
The facilities are expected te be
ready for use sometime this fall.
University officials said.
in television is being carried on in
temporary offices in the South-
Quardrangle, and some TV equip-
ment is housed irt Angell Hall.
The possibility of ultimately
establishing a television station
at the University has been dis-


cussed, but no decisions have
been reached on the project.
The property on which the Fu-
neral Home stands was originally
the site of the Granger Dance
Academy, an Ann Arbor campus
social landmark. Constructed be-
fore the turn of the century, it
was operated by Col. Ross Gran-
ger, member of an early and prom-
inent family who was city clerk for
many years.
Practically all University social
events were held there until erec-
tion of the Union and the League.
Terms of the University lease of
the Dolph property were not dis-
closed. Mr. and Mrs. Dolph will
continue to hold title to the build-
ing. Mr. Dolph will become an as-
sociate of the Staffan-Hildinger
Funeral Home in Ann Arbor.



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