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"Movies" As An Educational Factor
(By Millard H. Pryor) is that they can be used in rural I sides called "Michigan Bird Life and sider the fact that some were served
"There is absoluteyno si achools and communities where there Its Conservation" which is just an a number of times. The reports that
"Th e e imbsoutlyano ed tin are no moving picture projecting ma- example of the special sets that are are required with the return of the
that one of te imptortant educatiosnalchines available, for the Bureau even made when organizations desire. slides or films at the end of the week
factors of the future is to be the edu- goes so far as to furnish lantern pro- As for the topics of the films which show that the total audience anmount-
cational film," is a statement by Prof. jecting machines. It has been en- are obtained from Washington and ed to more than 94,000. However, it
W. D. Henderson, head of the Unii- couraging to note how many of these oither centers they range from one call is estimated that this year the figures
versity Extension division. "In order, places have been given this service. ed "Suds" dealing with the making will be doubled and perhaps trebled.
however, to secure edu'ational films Another special branch of the ser- of a washing machine to one entitled It would be impossible to estimate
of high grade, it is necessary that vice is the slides and films of the "Apple Orchards that Pay" showing the value such a service is rendering
teachers ot experience and profes- canpus that have been prepared main- a method of protecting apples from both it immediate and future gains,
sers in our colleges and universities ly for the use of alumni organiza- frost. The slides for the main part, for like all edcational work the bee-
become iterested in their produc- tions in interesting students in the however, deal with academic work as fits are not on the surface. But it is
tien. The University Extension di- University although they very often there are, for example, sets on Shake- gratify ng to realize that Michigan is
vision, through its Bureau of Visual were used for other purposes. In con- speare, Caesar, and Greek history. taking a prominent part in this pion-
Instruction, is planning to extend and nection with the special branches, at- Last year 126 different communi- cer work that without doubt will ac-
improve the quality and scope of its tention might be called to the set of ties were served, which does not con- comp'ish great things in the future.
visual instruction material, and es-
pecially that relating to the use of
slides and films suitable for communi-
ty and health instruction."
Like many other branches of the
University this Bureau of Visual In-
struction which is handled by Kemp
Keena, assistant director of the -Ex-
tension division, is heard of very little MISllid al'I
on the camspos, tat such is not the M ~ ~ 1 1 jig~i iiia j~
case throughout the state. In some
of the outlying rural sections where
other departments of the University
are partially known, this bureau is
accomplishing one of its purposes in
forming a connection between the
community atid the Unirersity. Many
peolmi are meetiUg in rstr1a n school- T lH E really sensible gift is the remem -
lhouses and being entertained and in- rane which fits in with the spirit of the
stru lted by means of this service. Nor
are rural communities the only ones Holiday Season, and which can be ap-
to profit ty the activities of this
bureau. High schools and grade pred ated every day i the year. M usic,
schools in the larger cities, indust- -moreanythinge satisfies thes
ies, and oter civic organiations than else,
are also users of the material sent out requirements. It is universal in its ap-
by this Visual Instruction bureau.,s
In operat on te bureau consists of peal; it is always enjoyed and appreciat-
a library of slides and motion pic-
tures of an educational nature, which ed, and it reflects the good taste of the
are sent free of charge to any or-
ganization that will agree to presentgiver.
them to the public. But the service
goes farther than this; the slides are
arranged in sets dealing with some
tapir aitd ctumpaityitng each set is a
m and Ce h es each set is aHE University Music House has the best
manuscript which Ic es complete in-
formation about each slide. By means
of this manuscript interested persons in Ann
such as teachers, ministers, or public goods' in Ann Arbor - arranged with
officials can prepare a lecture to gote
with the presentation of the slides. the view toward h e L p in g you select
The slides and films are often used for
straiht classroom work as well as appropriate Christmas Gifts. You w ill
for educational work in factories and.
grangefind it a distinct pleasure to make your
One of the advantages of the slidesIselections from our large assortmentof
I)ANISI'IFIRtn OFFERS PRIZE musical merchandise.
A prize of 50,000 Kroner for the best
novel byy a Dane or Norwegian is of-
fered by the Danish publishing firm
of Gyldendalska Boghandal. The novel
which receives the prize will be pub-
lished abroad by Gyldenal, and in this
country by Alfred A. Knopf, as one of3i
the Borzoi-Gyldenal books. Fifty
thousand Kroner, at current exchange, ar., M. M. IEtin
is about $10,000.
According to the terms of the con- 601-6 1 East witiam Ot-
test, the prize will in any case be
awarded, and will not-be divided. The
judges are to be: Wilhelm Andersen,
Professor of Northern Literature at
Erisiana Unverity;LudigHol- fT 1
stein, author; Anders Krovgvik, Chief e
Librarian at the Norwegian Storting;
and Axel Garde, representing Gylden-
al. The contest closes March 1, 1923.

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