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At North
ampus. Set
North Campus at the University,
a 377-acre tract across the Huron
River Valley from the main cam-
pus, will be the center of considei-
able construction activity during
the next year.
Work is well under way on two
buildings and by fall three more
construction projects should be
started, Vice President W. K. Pier-
Pont has reported At present the
Cooley Memorial Laboratory, ded-
icated last October and' which
houses special research facilities
for the Engineering Research In-
stitute, is the only building in use
in the new area.
Construction work has been
started on the Phoenix Memorial
Laboratory which it is expected
will be completed by the summer
of 1955. This is a $1,041,000 build-
ing financed by the Michigan
Memorial-Phoenix Projectawhich
will provide centralized facilities
for research on the peaceful uses
of atomic energy. It is located just
west of the Cooley Building.
Central Service
Scheduled to. be completed by
December is a $457,147 Central
Service and Stack building, Locat-
ed south of the Cooley Building,
this unit represents the first step
in meeting a long-standing need
for additional library facilities.
The State Legislature provided the
funds for the building which will
house books and periodicals not
in every-day use. at the main li-
All of these buildings are ocat-
ed in the south eastern portion of
the new campus which is just 1.1
miles to the north and east of
the center of the main campus,
Two of the three projects on which
work will start this year will be
located in the same area. These
will be a $1,850,000 Automotive
Laboratory and a $1,000,000 nu-
clear research reactor.
Slated for the northern part of
the new campus which fronts
along Plymouth Road will be hous-
ing for married students and staff.
Plans for the Automotive Lab-
oratory are being prepared. Bids
will be asked soon and work should
be under way by fall, according
to Pierpont.
Research Reactor
A Detroit firm is preparing the
plans for the building to house the
nuclear research reactor which
will be built from a $1,000,000 gift
to the Phoenix Project from the
Ford Motor Company Fund.
With research facilities taking
shape and plans proceeding for
housing the next move towards the
further development of the North
Campus area will be facilities for
the School of Music. The legisla-
ture will be asked to provide funds
to locate this unit of the Univer-
sity in the western sector of the
new area. The School of Music
now has to use classrooms scat-
tered all over the campus and has
had to limit its enrollment because
of lack of space.
Concert Slated
By Quintet
The Woodwind Quintet, made
up of Nelson Hauenstein, flute;
Albert Luconi, clarinet; Lare
Wardrop, oboe; Ted Evans, French
horn; and Lewis Cooper, bassoon,
will present a faculty concert in
the Rackham Lecture Hall at 8:30
p.m. Monday.
Appearing with the group will be

Sigurd Rascher, saxophone, visit-
ing lecturer in the School of Music,
and Clyde Thompson, double bass,
instructor in string bass.
To be performed during the first
half of the program are: "Quintet
No. 3, in D" by Reicha; "Three
Pieces for Flute, Clarinet and Bas-
soon," by Piston; and "Scherzo"
by Charles Stainer.
After intermission, the group
will play "Racconto No. 1 for Flute,
Bassoon, Saxophone and Double
Bass" by Bentzoni; "Bucolique
Variee for Oboe, Clarinet and Bas-
soon" by Paul Pierne; and "La
Cheminee dn Roi Rene" by Mil-

University NROTC-Men in Amphibious Training

Wide Variety of People
Find Interest in Art
parent in a 7-year-old who wanted
Internationally-famous artist, to draw bunches of land.
Margaret Dorman, began an ex-
The oma wh isattempting
periment "to see if I can teach a Thealm woman who is k aattemin
large group of people with a wide tis perky, Hungaiborn a
rang ofexpriecetalntandpetite, perky. Hungarian-born art-
range of experience, talent, and ist who received her degree from
age to artistically express them- the University in Fine Arts. If
selves."-these classes work out, she plans
And the seekers after artistic to continue along the same line,
expression did range in experience, "The spirit of work is more con-
talent, and age when Miss Dor- tageous in a large group," said
man's class first met last Satur- Miss Dorman, "so I prefer big
day. Some had never before at- classes."
tempted to draw, while others had There will be three more classes
had lessons in school or from art on the next three Saturdays, from
teachers. Two young mothers drew nhenxtre audyrm
teces w ougmtesde 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., held in the arb-
dainty floral designs which were oretum. to theldo Mu-
appropriate for the textile indus- oretum. Trips to the Toledo Mu-
seum of Art are Mlanned for rainy


AT NORFOLK--Participating in amphibious warfare training this summer are; from left to right: (front row) B. C. Benson, R. N. Stableford, R. C. Roble, E. A. White,
J. B. Williams, J. C. M'idman, C. J. Hurbis, T. L. McCreight, R. K. Burke. (Middle row) R. K. Eikenbery, R. E. Thorne, A. M. Woolson, W. S. Buehler, W. L. Mason,
D. L. Graf, J. E. Hayford, R. F. Jones, W. W. Blakely, E. L. Velden, G. J. Roos, G. R. Hitchcock. (Back row) J. D. Barber, J. M. Kruthers, N. H. Hillerman, R. E. Fitts,
F. P. Greene, R. A. Patterson, H. W. Diamond, R. W. Comstock, C. Carroll.


Mountain Travel Changes Noted

Napoleon's Science Bent
Shown at Kelsey Display


Special to The Daily
"Oh, for the good old days!
Things were really great then."
Anyone raising this cry may find
his confidence Just a little shaken
if he should chance to compare
notes on travel "now" and "then."
An. example of the rigors of
travel at the turn of the century!
is set forth in an account published
in the Port Huron Weekly Times
in April, 1904. In this article Mrs.
Annie Berk describes the nearly
three months of traveling neces-
sary to journey from Port Huron'
to a resort area in Florida.
With her husband and another
family of four, Mrs. Berk made
the trip by wagon and.surrey. The
other family used a "house wagon"
equipped with cots, folding table
and sheet iron. stove, but Mr. and
Mrs. Berk carried their over-night
accommodations, a cot and a tent,
strapped on the back of the surrey
in which they rode.
Mountain Travel
Leaving Port Huron on Oct. 20,
the party traveled on the average
of 25 miles per day. While crossing
the Cumberlands they could go no
faster than six miles a day.
Before attempting to go over the
mountains or even after a few days
of just ordinary travel, the group
found it necessary to stop for a
day or two to rest the horses. At
such times they tried to find a
friendly family with whom they
could stay.
But often there were no familiesj
around and so they would camp out
in the woods. At one such time,
when the party had set up camp
in a clearing in the forest for a
few days the young men from the
neighboring village came out in
the hope that the wagons were part

of a traveling show. So that the
villagers would not be too disap-
pointed, the men of the party ob-
liged by singing a few songs for

several weeks 'on the bank of a
river before they could get across.a
Covered Bridge
At the larger crossings, wagonj
surrey, passengers and horses all

A glimpse into a little known
side of Napoleon's interests are
among the archeological collec-
tions in the University's Kelsey

Restaurants boarded an open ferry which took"
Modern tourists find an abund- them across. in style. Once in a Museum.
ance of nice restaurants at every while they were fortunate enough It Earted in the later part of
bend in the road. But things weren't to find a covered bridge.th French Emperor Napoleon senthe
that way in 1904. The travelers At one point in the trip, such a expedition of scientists to Egypt
lived to a great extent on bread. bridge caused a great . deal of
And frequently they couldn't get trouble. This particular covered!
that or even the flour to make it bridge was too low for the houseC*i*r's
with. wagon to pass through and there
In Tennessee they found that was no other way to cross the river.
cornbread was the staple food. I The problem was solved by tak- Invited t
The "corncrackers," they were in- ing off the wagon wheels and put-
formed., had no need for flour. ting runners on in their place.Then
They also couldn't get kerosene for the wagon was pulled across like Civic organizations throughout
their stove, since people in that a sleigh. ihe ate of Mic gan hate bee
all used i laesWhile Mrs. Berk frequently men-representatives
ax ut, a.1 sd4irenl~ar'U., aUivrsty nsitte n -riay

A little variety was added to the
travelers' diet on one accoasion,
when one of the men shot a 30
pound wild pig.
Smooth highways, long bridges
and wide tunnels are taken for
granted by present-day tourists.
But in 1904 the problems of the
traveler were frequent and varied.
In many places the roads wound
around the mountains in a very
haphazard way, since the moun-
tainiers always rode horseback in-
stead of using wagons or buggies.
Mrs. Berk remarks that frequent-
ly they rode over rocks and ridges
so rough that they thought the
wagon would not remain upright.
The travelers got out and walked
while crossing the Cumberlands,
Since few bridges had been
built at that time, the travelers
usually had to ford the streams.
As Mrs. Beck notes, they were for-
tunate to be traveling in the dry
season. When the rains came,
travelers frequently had to wait

tions the beautiful scenery, parti- aUniversityistitun iday,
cularly in the mountains, there Aug. 20. at which improved meth-
were of course no so-called tourist ods for selecting judges will be
attractions. The party did make aIdiscussed.
stop at Chattanooga, Tenn., where The institute is sponsored by the
they viewed the old battlefield and University Law School and Summer
climbed up to Lookout Mountain. Session in cooperation with t h e
They also drove through the na- State Bar of Michigan. P r o f .
tional cemetery and Chickamauga Charles W.. Joiner reports that
National Park. the organizations are being asked
Destination to send a team made up of a law-
yer and a layman to the institute.
Arriving in Jacksonville, Fla., He believes this is the first time
around Jan. 6, Mrs. Berk was par- that lawyers and layman have been
ticularly happy to find excellent invited to participate jointly in an
"shell" roads. The travelers aban- institute held at the Law School.
doned their wagon and surrey at We hope that these 'teams' will
that time and went by railroad c erry pea thatothe sog' t ina
the rest of the way to their destina- carry back totheir organization an
tion, Boynton, Fla. explanation of the Michigan Plan
In spite of the hardships and for selecting judges which the
rigors of such a trip, Mrs. Berk State Bar of Michigan has pro-
seems to have enjoyed the whole posed," Prof. Joiner reports."These
adventure, for safely settled for teams also can report on what each
the winter in Florida, she wrote organization can do to achieve the
''many an hour is whiled away aims of the Michigan Plan-to take
talking over our trip, which all judges out of politics."
agree was the most pleasant and Invitations have gone out to the
instructive way to come." following clubs: Rotary, Lions, Ex-
change, Optimists, and Kiwanis,as
well as to chambers of commerce,

who recorded their observations in
the fields of archeology, botany,
zoology,mineralogy and geography.
The findings were published in
23 volumes about life in ancient
Egypt as these scientists saw it.
Because of the accuracy and com-
plexity they sought in recording
their findings, it took from 1801 to
1822 to publish the first edition of
the delicate hand-drawn and writ-
ten picturesque history,
Dr. O. 0. Fisher, a retired De-
troit physician, who purchased the
first edition volumes at an auction
at the Park-Bernet Galleries in
New York City recently presented
the works to the museum.
Delicate Drawings
Thedvolumesvcontain delicate
hand drawings with realistic color-
ing representing pictures of an-
cient Egyptain sites, sculpture,
natural history, geography and
other phases of life on the Nile.
Some of the recordings contain
the most complete observations in
the world such as those of the
temples on the Island of Philae
above the Cataract of Assouam
which has been flooded since Na-
poleon's time.
Shakespeare Was Wrong
The records disprove the legend
that an Asp was responsible for
the death of the beautiful Egyptian
Queen Cleopatra,
The story goes that Cleopatra
held in her hand an Asp which
bit her. It was commonly thought
ti at it was actually a Vipor which
injected the poison to her veins
because it was small enough for
her to hold.
Drawings of snakes in Egypt by
Napoleon's scholars label the co-
bra an asp and do not call the
vipor an asp.
Currently special permission is
needed from the museum to see
the volumes. Soon, however, they
will be placed on open exhibit to
blend in with the many other col-
lections of ancient life represented
in the museum.
If taken 12,000 miles from the
earth, a one-pound object would
weigh only an ounce.
Square Dance
A summer session all-com-
munity square dance will be
held from 8 to 10 p.m. today at
the Palmer Field tennis courts,
and at Waterman Gymnasium
in case of rain.
Sponsored by the Depart-
ment of Physical Education for
Men, the event will feature call-
ers Art Carty of Detroit, and
Howard Leibee of the Univer-
sity physical education depart-
ment. An exhibition dance will
be put on by the "Swing 'em
and Gingham" square dance
club of Detroit, under the direc-
tion of Carty. All students are
invited to attend.

try. One teenage miss designed a1
sleek evening dress, and another
drew a cool pine tree landscape.
Modern art was represented by
a 6-year-old boy who "just drew
a picture" which, according to
Miss Dorman, was a play of color
and line.
Youngest Artist
The youngest in the group was a
4-year-old boy replete with cow-
boy boots and hat, whose attempt
at drawing an elephant produced
a humorous picture of a back-
woodsman. A 72-years young lady
coped t he title of the oldest stu-
dent. "I don't know if that is some-
thing to be proud of or not," she
said when informed of the fact.
The class was a conglomeration
of people whose occupations'var-
ied, but whose excitement and
eagerness were the same. There
were retired teachers and busi-
ness women, a salesman, Univer-
sity high school, and grade school
students, and several young moth-
ers. These mothers hoped that a
by-product of the classes would be
a development of interest in art
in their children.
However, according to Miss Dor-
man, "Children have no troubles
in drawing. They know exactly
what they want to do and they go
ahead and do it." This waz ap-
(Continued from Page 2)
Departmental Play, auspices of the
Department of Speech, Mrs. McThing,
by Mary Ellen Chase. 8:00 P.M., Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater.
Dancing lessons at Michigan League
tonight. Beginners at 7:00, Intermed-
iates at 8:00. Women urgently needed
at 7.00 class. No admission charge.
Coming Events
The International Tea, sponsored by
the International Center and the In-
ternational Student Association, will
be held in the Madelon Pound House,
1024 Hill Street, Thursday, July 22, at
4:30 until 6 o'clock.
Passion for Life, a remarkable French
documentary film describing life and
education in a small Provence village
and how it was reformed will be shown
soldier school teacher will be shown
in Auditorium B. Haven Hall, Thursday,
July 22, at 4:15 P.M. and 8 P.M. This
is the climax and the final program of
the Summer Film Festival on Compara-
tive Education. Everyone is welcome.
Come and bring your friends.

Charge Cut
A charge of attempted murder
against Floyd C. Zimmerman, 19-
year-old University student, was
reduced to assault with intent to
bodily .harm in municipal court
Zimmerman, who is charged
with beating his two-month-old
baby girl almost to the point of
death, was bound over to Circuit
court to appear Aug. 3.
Zimmerman's mother-in-law
testified Monday that she visited
her daughter and son-in-law here
on May 30, four days before the ar-
rest, and threatened to go to the
law if the infant was not taken
to a hospital. Judge Francis L.
O'Brien ruled that the evidence
consisted entirely of supposed ad-
mission by the defendant that he
occasionally spanked the child and
had once dropped her face down.
The judge ordered Zimmerman
to appear in circuit court to face
the reduced charge.
Bond for the student, previous-
ly furnished by his father, was re-
tained at $5,000.
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School Board for Boys, girls In Defense

of Women Voters, and labor unions.
Honor Society
Initiates 18

"Barely There"

By edict of the Board of Edu-'
cation blue jeans are barred today
as school dress, even for boys, in
the Detroit suburb of Wyandotte.'
Heretofore school principals had
taken it upon themselves to ban
slacks or bluejeans for school-
girls, but they wanted backing of'
the board to apply the ban to
Wyandotte boys, They got it Mon-
day night.
Happened Elsewhere
The same thing, so far as girls
are concerned, happened recently
at Trenary in the Upper Peninsula.
While it made no mention of a blue
jeans ban for boys, the school3
board ruled to prohibit pupils from
driving private cars to school.
Trenary is in Mathias Township
In asking the blue jeans ban for1
Wyandotte boys, Clarence J.Whit-

Of Circe Set


ney, a high school principal, said:
"Dress like bums and you act like
one. If these youngsters won't dress
the way they should, it is up to
the school to take the initiative."
Birmingham, another D e t r o i t
suburb, long has banned slacks or
blue jeans for girls and Principal
Ross A. Wagner said the schools
ask that students appear neatly
dressed at all times.
Conduct' Depends on Dress
"I agree," he added. "that con-
duct is often dependent on dress."'
In Bloomfield Hills, still another
Detroit suburb, pupils are per-
mitted to wear blue jeans and
"less formal clothes" on Fridays.
In Detroit, itself, Superintendent
Arthur Dondineau said the prob-
lem. of blue jeans never had been,

Short story writer Katherinea
Anne Porter will close tomorrow Pi Lambda Theta, National Hon-
the fifth week in the University orary Society for Women in Educa-
tion, initiated 18 summer students
"peca Summer esond ogram. Monday evening.
"Woman in the World of Man." Miss Marjorie Miller, the sum-
At 4:15 p.m. in the Rackham mer president, assisted by Miss
Lecture Hall, Miss Porter will pre- Ethel Hedrick, conducted the meet-
sent "A Defense of Circe" and ing.
comments. Circe was the enchant- New Initiates
ress who tempted Ulysses on his The following women were ini-
homeward journey. tiated:
Visiting lecturer in the English Helen K. Burton, Pasqualina Di-
department for 1953-54, Miss Porter Zazzo, Marion E. Grusky, Eliza-
has been teaching courses in crea- beth Hart, Dorothy Johnson, Lu-
tive writing and contemporary po- cile King, Alice Phelps, Josephine
etry or criticism. She was awarded Reus and Elizabeth Ross.
an honorary Doctor of Humane Also initiated were: June P.Salis-
Letters by the University in June, bury, Gladys Schwenk, Edna Van
1954. Syoe, Muriel D. Shepard, Gaylord
A native of Indian Creek, Tex., Simpson, Blanche Stewart, Dolores
she has been under contract as a C. Toms, Dorothy O. Vegter and
writer for Harcourt, Brace and Olivia R. Way.
Company since 1930. Included in
her list of short stories published Astronomy Talk
in book form are "Pale Horse,
Pale Rider," "Noon Wine," "Ha- Slated Friday
cienda," "Flowering Judas," "Pre-
face to Fiesta in November" and "The Lure of Astronomy" will
"The Leaning Tower." She alsosT he eeofr oomhewil-
traslaed TheItcingParrot" set the theme Friday for the see
translated "The Itching ond of the summer's Visitor's
from the Spanish. Nights presented by the astron-i
- omy department.

our sheerest
TRULY, there's nothing that will catch more
compliments than these magic Phoenix nylons.
They seem to slim down the heavier leg, add
pretty curves to the thinner one.
Proportioned lengths - from 8'/ short to 11 long


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Summer Brings Students Out on Courts


U Press Club
To Convene Here
The 37th annual meeting of the
University Press Club of Michigan
will be held at the University Oc-
tober 8 and 9.
The announcement was made by

Prof. Freeman D. Miller will be
the program's speaker at 8:30 p.m.
in Room 2003, Angell Hall. Fol-
lowing the illustrated public lec-
ture, the student observatory on
the fifth floor of Angell Hall will
be open for observation of planets
and a double star. I

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