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12 THE BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER AND NEWS Wednesday, January 26, 1955 Museum Books More Films be presented by Stan Midgley, who "captivates his audiences with his sense of humor," according to Mr. Brigham. "Isle Royale Vacation" is by Dennis Glenn Cooper and was booked here as of special interest to lovers of Michigan lore. Kingman Museum memberships still may be purchased at the' W. K.

Kellogg Auditorium' on program nights or at the Kingman Museum any time. Red Cross Officials To Attend CD Meeting As they have in most years, holders of Kingman Museum memberships will get a bonus this season on the American Wildlife Pictures series. M. Brigham, director of the Kingman Museum and of the picture series, announced that two extra programs have been added to the original schedule of 10. The two programs are "Jeep Trails Through Utah" for March Red Cross executive secretaries from Michigan's larger chapters will meet at Federal Civil Defense Administration; headquarters here on Feb.

10. Ernest -assistant administrator in charge of operations control services, said the meeting is planned to familiarize Red Cross chapter executives, disaster chairmen, and local civil defense directors with joint efforts of the FCDA and Red Cross in preparing to meet natural disasters. Clarence F. Rowland, FCDA Red Cross liaison officer, estimated 50 persons from throughout Michigan will attends the conference. HELPFUL JUDGE MILFORD, Conn.

(U.R) A town court judge imposed a $9 fine on John Turner, 23, for a traffic violation and then lent him the money to pay the penalty. 12 and "Isle Royale Vacation" for April 16. Five of the tegular 10 programs remain to be seen, too. The five are "Caravan to Tibet," Nichol Smith, Feb. 5: "New Zea land Highlights," Alfred M.

Bailey, Feb. 26: "Pakistan," Hal Linker, March 19: "Guatemala," Clifford Kamen, April and "Iran," Kenneth Richter, April 30. Eggs of the tilapia, a warm water fish, are incubated inside the mouth of one of the parents. "Jeep Trails Through Utah" will '4 fT -TWitf 9- X-- -1 1 is early 100 years ago wben Michigan State College was a clearing in the wilderness, the first building on the campus looked like this. Beaument Tower now stands on the spot.

Centenary Opens Feb. 12 MSC Evolves from Century-Old Idea This is the first in a series of "Twenty years after," a historian noted, "this story was still being two articles on the Michigan State MONTH-END CLEARANCE College centennial. By ROBERT E. VOGES EAST LANSING UP) A revolu tionary notion was stirring in the told to illustrate the fact thatr professors at the college didn't i know anything about farming." This also was the attitude of many of the early farmer-legisla-j tors. Unimpressed by "book learn-! ing," they were reluctant to vote funds for the struggling college, minds of those interested in education about 100 years ago.

This was the idea that a farmer a plain, dirt farmer, not just a gentleman farmer should and begins tomorrow at 9 :30a.m. could go to college. Prepare for Centenary The new philosophy of education Merger Proposals There were repeated proposals to merge the Agricultural College with the University of Michigan. Money and manpower shortages during for the common man led to the establishment of Michigan State College, now busily preparing to celebrate its centennial as the nation's first agricultural college. Farmers made up more than 85 $15 an acre.

Three buildings were erected on the muddy clearing, a college hall, a dormitory and a small brick stable. Classes started in the spring of 1857 with an enrollment of 63 farm youths. Joseph R. Williams a Detroit attorney who was the first president, showed himself a man of great vision with his remarks that day. Called Experiment "Men will brand it as an experiment," he said of the college.

"We have no guides and no precedents. In its infancy, the institution must rely on the caprice of successive legislatures. "The adoption of a permanent policy requires a stable and reliant support that will carry it through adversity, regardless alike of the frowns or smiles of indifference, ignorance or malice." He concluded: "As to this youthful state belongs the honor of establishing the pioneer state institution of the kind, and initiating what may prove one of the significant movements of the age, may she enjoy the glory of its complete and ultimate triumph." The first students received their tuition free, paid two dollars a week board and four dollars a year room rent but had to work three or four hours a day. Students Do Chopping "Chopping was the principal work," one of the members of the per cent of the population 100 the Civil War nearly dealt a death blow. Then, In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act creating a nation-wide system of Land Grant; Colleges to be financed by the sale of public lands.

The system was patterned after! Michigan State College, which i Congressman Justin Morrill, author of the act, declared "was in full Further Reductions in Every Department! tide of successful experiment." years ago. But colleges and universities followed the European tradition of devoting their teaching to the education of doctors, lawyers, clergymen and "gentlemen." Michigan was a raw, new agricultural state at the time, just starting to grow with new tides of Immigration. The State Legislature became interested in this new idea of a "school for farmers" as early as 1850. Signs Law Feb. 12 On Feb.

12, 1855, Gov. Kingsley S. Bingham signed the law which created a Michigan Agricultural College. Michigan State will open Its 100th anniversary celebration Feb. 12 with a Founder's Day to mark that signing.

The infant college began with the purchase of 667 acres of swampy, uncleared land near Lansing at Save from 40 to 70 original class reported. Trees and stumps had to be Fashion Apparel cleared away to create a campus in the wilderness. Students, aided by a few teams of horses and oxen, provided the manpower. Because of tne low, swampy ground, chills and fevers were epidemic. SUITS COATS DRESSES FORMALS MICHIGAN Today At first, there was no professor of agriculture.

An orchard set out in a hollow died. A student sowed a field of turnips but spread the seed so lavishly the crop was all tops and little turnip. Accessories wafer ernes ifcJ. vmiN LANSING UP) Berry Beaman, finance director of the Republican state committee, says he will resign his post at the party's state convention in Detroit Feb. 19.

Beaman, oC Parma, has been finance director for six years. Asked if he might be available to succeed David W. Kendall of Jackson, who is retiring as national committeeman, Beaman said that would have to wait until Kendall actually steps aside. Dan Gerber, Fremont industrialist, was reported as a likely successor to Beaman. as FAST, heats it MAthind furnish5 or rroNOMICAUY GAS abundantly HOSIERY JEWELRY BELTS HANDBAGS NECKWEAR GLOVES DRESS and CASUAL SHOES it as LANSING Rep.

Peter Kelly (D-Detroit) says he will ask for public hearing and show movies of nudist gatherings if he encounters much opposition to his bill to outlaw nudism in Michigan. "My opponents may not listen to me but I'm sure they will look at what I have to show," Kelly said. Sportswear FREMONT UP) Stephen S. Nis-' bet, of Fremont, president of the state Board of Education, has an-! nounced he would seek nomination on the Republican ticket and re-! election for another six-year Nisbet was appointed to fill a va-j cancy on the board in 1942 and was nominated and elected for suc- cessive terms in 1943 and 1949. BLOUSES SKIRTS JUMPERS KNIT DRESSES SLACKS JACKETS Sotue YOUR HOT WATER PROBLEMS WITH THIS AMAZING HANDLEY ROW SPEEDMASTER 4 71cUen, eztex This modern, dependable automatic Handley Brown Gas Water Heater will save you thousands of steps it requires no attention I It 'lights itself, turns itself off automatically refills itself keeps the water at the temperature you sefecT ready for instant use at all tmes.

DETROIT UP) The City of Detroit will replace 10,000 yellow stop signs with the new red type. Alger F. Malo, director of the department cf streets of traffic, says 2.500 will be replaced each year for the next four years. Intimate Apparel Man Among Top 10 Is Nabbed by FBI SPRINGFIELD, 111. (A) SLIPS GOWNS FOUNDATIONS PAJAMAS ROBES George Lester Belew, 41, one of the FBI's "10 most wanted" was seized late last Minday night: at a motel near Champaign, the FBI office in Springfield has1 announced.

Percy Wyly II, agent in charge1 cf the Springfield FBI office, said Belew registered at John's Motel, I as "Dr. Clyde C. Hoyt, and was! I 1 25 Children's Wear COATS -COAT SETS-SNOWSUITS DRESSES SKIRTS BLOUSES SWEATERS JACKETS SHOES TODDLER'S CLOTHING accompanied by a woman he Identified as his wife, Josephine Smith Hoyt, 20. Wyly said Mrs. Hoyt's brother.

Robert Smith, and his wife, of West Frankfort, 111., were at the motel with the couple. Sheriff Everett Hedrick of Champagn County and state police aided FBI agents in seizing Belew. Wyly said that Belew had check writing equipment in his possession. Wyly said Belew had been arrested in Hays, July 30, 1954 on a fraudulent check charge but escaped from the Hays jail four days later after assaulting a jailer. A federal warrant for unlawful flight from Kansas to escape prosecution was issued in Salina, on Aug.

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during the noon rush hour yester day and escaped on foot with an; estimated $1,200 in cash after slugging the assistant manager, Robert C. Robinson, 23, was hit on the head by the bandit with a gun 1 which observers said looked like a .32. Th bandit grabbed two money bags and raced down a side Phone WO 8-8111 26 E. Michigan Ave. Drive-In Branches in Urbandale, Lakeview, Verona.

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