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THE ICHIGAN DAILY uEE
MUSICAL MATHEMATICIAN Unpublished Letters, I
Prof. Hildebrandt Retires from '' Of Whittier Surveyed
ByCAL.ORANTwenty-five recently discovered
< 3.By CARL JORDAN available to 1
.astWdnesda'ffoun Prof.unpublished letters and papers
< : Last Wednesday found Prof. written by Ralph Greenleaf Whit- me
Theophil H. Hildebrandt, on his
69th birthday, about to begin his tier are being compiled this sum- "Tkits resear
retirement furlough after 48 years mer by a Central Michigan College able to scholar
at the University. English professor who is working ature," he sai
Prof. Hildebr at under a $1,000 University graduate 19th century."
mathematics here at the age ofrssholandhp
21. That was back in 1909. oasi. Whittier, or
. In 1934, he became chairman Prof. John Hepler is 'currently mortal poets,
. of the mathematics department, F.~..'. checking bibliographical sources known works
and since then has been president here and hopes to make the papers "Barefoot Boy'
of the American Mathematics So-
ciety, editor of the American Jour-ho C" +><-o <
nal of Mathematics and has writ-
ten about 40 articles on linear in-
tegration. .
He will become professor emeri- incta .i&,4 " i
tus until next year, according to * t> ... .....
University 'policy.mx
Prof. Hildebrandt, in his spare -t1) IMPORTED JEW EL
time, combines math with his oth- T
er two major interests, playing the r :}.. UNUSUAL GIFT IT]
organ and leading a choir.
Dover BornsI
ily Eric Arnold He was born in Dover, Ohio, the 330 MAYNARD STREET
effect attracts son of a preacher in the Evange-
rted by a wire lical Reformed Church. It was
exhibit. difficult for the preacher to keep
an organist, so he encouraged his Daily-Richard Bloes
children to learn. PROF. THEOPHIL HILDEBRANDT
After getting a masters degree ... mathematician, organist and choirleader DO YOU WEAR G LA
[ e in math from the University of
Chicago, Prof. Hildebrandt says partment, distributing the work research corporation in Phoenix, e the New Type, Ti
ton he "decided to take a little time evenly, listening to students' prob- Arizona, and the youngest is atp
{1off and study music for a while." lems, and, in general, trying to pediatrician in Ann Arbor. His Plastic, Invisible, Fluidh
He graduated from the Organ de- keep everyone happy., daughter is the mother of five
partment of the music school, but As far as Prof. Hildebrandt is children. CONTACT LENS
techniques exhi- never followed it up as a career. concerned, the only major change Met WifeL
living depth to' For a few years, he was the or- in the University since 1909 when Prof. Hildebrandt met his wife, Sate and practical for work and ploy. Write or
ganist in the Congregational he first started to teach here is Dora, one evening when he was
Church here in Ann Arbor. Along the size. The number of students playing the piano for( a recital. booklet about contact lenses or drop i for o tree 4
nt. with playing the organ, he took and instructors he has to handle She was a graduate student in
ed are "success- over the job as choirmaster, too. has increased tremendously, but botany and enjoyed his music. BETTER VISION CEI
b,' stated Kehoe. "Math always came naturally to the problems, he notes, remain es- Prof. Hildebrandt's special field 706 Wolverine Bdg.-4th and Washing
r of students rep-. me, I always enjoyed doing it," sentially the same. is linear and spatial integration Ann Arbor
exhibit are work- Prof. Hildebrandt remarked re- He says, "I enjoy all stages of and he has done considerable re-
ate or post degree cently, When he was in grade teaching. I used to teach under- search in the field.
school, fourth and fifth grade graduates, and enjoyed that, and At present he has no definite
w.ork exhibited is were taught in the same class- now graduates. I enjoy it at all plans for the future. He hopes to
aid. room. While in the fourth, he levels - that is, except when I get write up in book form the lectures PRECISION
aidshw, lastin too kthe fifth grade arithmetic a bunch of dumbells. I found the he has given in the past years,
the show, lasting exam afid did better than any- jo quite gratifying, with no ma and also to continue his research. QUALITY
re located on the one else. jor gripes or complaints." When asked about how he does
Union, rooms 3R Moved Around Snappy Class research in math, he replied, "Re-
After moving around Ohio "ev- search in math just happens. You
pen to the public ery few years," his family finally Prof. Hildebrandt recalls one see certain ideas, or have modifi-
0 p.m. went to Illinois, and when he was class he had, the last one before cations on already existing theoi'- PRECISION TYPEWRITERS
with the show 14 years old, he entered the Uni- Christmas vacation. He ended the ies. You can't prescribe a method.
auchamp, Nancy versity of Illinois. class by saying, "I hope you all Some people can do it, others Beautf u Styling
Guillaume, er of fis ,have a Merry Christmas, and may cannot."
Gulam.There he was a classical scholar, cno.
but took as much math as Greek Santa Claus bring you a lot of _URGARANT__E
and Latin. He finally decided to OrainG R T
~ stay with math and got his bache- The class responded, "The same L c u e ;;eONE YEAR
lor's degree in three years. to you."
Spending a lot of time on his The math department includes THE OLYMPIA SM 3 PORTABLE TYPEWRITER OF
both the math taught in the lit- n Fertility
studies, he consequently had litle both ege ath taught in 6 Tabulator stops - new improved margin si
time for extra-curricular' activitiestearen geind ole-Theah in paper feed-Automatic sprin release pper sup
tan - High school beyond his organ playing. He was the engineering college. The mat The Fertility of American Fam-
g t rade shop elected to three honorary frater- department was originally in West flies: A Sample Survey" will be spring action keys- New touch adjuster - S
General Shop.) n ies, SigmaBi, a scientific hon- Engine, and then in old Mason discussed by Prof. Ronald Freed- line space lever -
an - Sr. High Eng- ntyPhi Beta Kappa, and P Hall. After Angell Hall was co- man of the sociology department
i. high Homemaking Kappa Phi, an honorary which pleted, it was moved there. at 4 p.m., tomorrow, in Rackham ELECTRIC TYPEWRITERS FO
); Jr. High Mathe- covers all fields. Prof. ildebrandt, who has his Amphitheater.
High Science; Sr. He got his master's degree in home in Ann Arbor, has three sons Prof. Freedman recently com-
h; Community cal- math from the University of Chi- and a, daughter. The oldest son is pleted the ,survey under auspices MR LL
emtio(Orthopedic. cago in 190, and his Ph.D. t on the mathematics panel at the of Survey Research Center. Em-
Clinical Psycholo- Michigan in 1910. Oakridge nuclear study. phasis in the study is on the "baby 314 South State Since 1908
Keeps Busy One is an engineer with an air boom" phenomenon.
rasa G eChe in/ White haired and cheerful, Prof.
cs; General cien/Hildebrandt is still keeping busy
Michigan - Elemen- this summer in his office in An-
Ln-Eiementary (4th, gelHl.Noie
As chairman of the department,N c
Michigan-Elemen- he does many things such as mak-
- Jr. High Choral ing staff appointments, ferreting Deutscher Verein: Kaffestunde, 3:30
out young men to' enter the de- p.m., July 30, South Cafeteria, Union.
va - Jr. High Gni

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