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,IlY, FEBRUARY 28, 1959




'U' Institute

Students, Faculty Wade
As Snow Drifts Thaw

Might Bring
More Money
(Continued from Page I)-
years, the Institute could give rise
to 500 million to one billion dollars
per year in science- based in-
dustry," the report said.
Call Reqt.est 'Tiny'
Terming the request "tiny" com-
pared with funds spent nationally
for scientific research, the report
said it could be "parlayed into ten-
fold returns with imagination and
The report also said the science
institute would serve as a strong
"counter offensive" to help the
University retain and recruit top
faculty members at autime when
industry and other universities
are making "serious inroads."
Specifically, the current pro-
posal outlined eight major areas
of investigation under the auspices
of the Institute for Science and
1) Electronic Micro-Miniaturi-
zation-research centering around
recent discoveries making -it pos-
sible to produce electronic devices
100 times smaller in the foresee-
able future.
Study Nuclear Energy
2) Space Technology-advanced
study in space vehicles and in their
navigation, control and communi-
cation systems.
3) Nuclear Energy - continued
research into ways of converting
nuclear energy directly into elec-
trical energy, bypassing rotating
4) Radio Astronomy - practical
application of radio astronomy
Improve Geophysical Methods
5) Biological Research-focusing
now scattered staff efforts to in-
crease fundamental knowledge
about biological systems.
6) Energy Conversion - assume
leadership in treating the scientific
problems relating to present power
and energy producing machines.
') Communication - study of a
reliable year - round, long - range
radio communication system.
8) Geophysics-investigation of
improved weather prediction, utili-
zation of solar energy and im-
provement of present understand-
ing of climactic change.

City Board
New Budget
The Ann Arbor Board of Edu-
cation informally approved Thurs-
day a tentative operating budget
of $4,946,886 for the year 1959-60.
The tentative budget is $168,-
179 greater than this year's. It
does not include salary raises for
teachers beyond those they nor-
mally get yearly, but does provide
for 20 more full-time and two
more half-time teachers.
It also includes money for heat
and supervision of the new north-
west junior high school for part
of the year, regardless of whether
it is occupied. Heat and lighting
are needed for safety, for example,
to prevent plaster from cracking,
Ann Arbor Superintendent of
Schools Jack Elzay pointed out.
Work on the school is behind
schedule because of bad weather,
he added.
The tentative budget is based
on current local taxataion, full
state aid payments, county allo-
cation and an estimate of about
$4.5 million increase in the state
equalized valuation of the district,
the board said.
The final budget will be ap-
proved only after detailed dis-
The board also considered
architectural firm reports on pro-
posed elementary schools.

Group Discusses Plans
For Community College

-Daily-David Arnola
A SIGN OF SPRING-As the ice caked on sidewalks and streets
gradually melted into a mass of sloppy slush, students were forced
to either jump for their safety or brave the slosh on bicycles. Here,
as one girl splashes through a large-sized puddle, an ingenious,
more cautious faculty member evades the issue entirely by taking
the longer, but more secure route. With March just around the
corner, whether it comes to the University as lion or lamb, it is
sure to be wet.

Plans for an Ann Arbor commu-
nity college will be discussed by
the education committee of the
Chamber of Commerce.
The purpose of the college
would be the training of semi-
professional workers and techni-
cians, John M. Hallowell, vice-
president of the Ann Arbor Board
of Education said. He will repre-
sent the Board in the discussions.
To Present Information
Hallowell will present informa-
tion on the possibility of such a
college to the Chamber of Com-
merce committee, which will ex-
plore the needs for one and make
a recommendation to the Board
of Education.
Harlan H. Bloomer, president of
the Board said that the objective
of the proposed college is con-
sistent with projected plans for
community development in the
areas of industry and research.
Bloomer also pointed out that
in some communities this type of
college is nearly self-supporting
and that already available facili-
ties could be used.
If classes were let out of Ann
Arbor High School at 3:30 p.m.
the community college could con-
ceivably start its day at 4 p.m.
Such a project would require the
support of schools, industry and
the municipal government.
Emphasizes Training
William J. Bott, manager of the
Chamber of Commerce, also com-
mented on the plan.
He envisioned that the college,
emphasizing technical training,
could be supported by local in-
dustrial firms.
He agreed with Bloomer that
present school facilities could be
used and suggested that Univer-
sity classrooms might be pressed
into service.
The proposed college would not
offer courses accredited to a uni-
versity degree.
Studies Necessity
'Bott is a member of a Wayne
State University committee which
is studying the need for commu-
nity colleges in southeastern
Of the Ann Arbor idea, in re-
lation to the committee's study,
he said, "The committee is en-
deavoring to study the proposi-
tion in advance of any need for
more technical specialists than
are available."
The Chamber of Commerce's
education committee will meet
next month to discuss the feasi-

bility and need of such a commu-
nity college in Ann Arbor.
He added that such training
could support University research
and that of a new research plant
now being constructed in the city.
Ford Group
Gives Money
To U Press
For the third year in succes-
sion, the University Press has re-
ceived a grant from the Ford
Foundation, this year amounting
to "over $5,000," Fred D. Wieck,
director of the Press, announced
"The grant is part of a five-
year program, started two years
ago," Wieck said. "The initial
grant was $6,000, the second-year
grant was $6,000, and this year's
grant will allow us to publish two
The amount of the grant varies
slightly each year, Wieck said.
The Foundation granted'funds to
31 other institutions to help sup-
port the publication of scholarly
works in the humanities and so-
cial sciences.
The total amount of grants this
year is $314,610.
J. S. BACH, songwriter, says: ."Wild.
root makes your hair look cool, man!"
Just a little bit
of Wildroot
arnd...WOW! c o

Do you like food that . . . Tastes a little
better and is served a little differently?
quick service in the snackbar . . . leisurely eat-
ing in the Garden Room.
coffee breaks-- sodas snacks
'til 4 P.M.
(next to State Theatre)

Banks Weigh, Do Not Count Money

It's time to dig your
bikes out of storage
for repairing at the
Student Bicycle Shop.


"Many banks now weigh their
money instead of counting it,"
George P. Smith, Sealer of
Weights and Measures for Wash-
tenaw County said recently.
"Scales so sensitive they can de-
tect the absence of a single coin
or bill are drastically cutting
down the tedious task of counting
money in banks.'
Smith is head of a local com-
mittee for the observance of Na-
tional Weights and Measures
Week, March'1 to 7. It will com-
memorate the passing of the first
weights-and-measures laws by
Congress in 1799.
Can Separate Flowers
"Flowers are sometimes sold by
weight. The sensitive scale can
separate them into bunches with
stems 12 inches long, 16 inches
long and 18 inches long."
The same goes for expensive
flower seed, Smith continued.
Seeds of some rare petunia varie-
ties cost as much as $16,000 a
pound, and they are sometimes
sold by weight.
Without standard units of
measurement our life would be
plunged into chaos, Smith said.
In manufacturing things for con-
sumers, he said, weights and
measures are indispensable.
Blend Ingredients
The ingredients used to make
our window panes are blended by
weight, he notes. So are wonder!
drugs, sometimes in minute quan-
White mice for medical re-
search are sometimes sold by
weight and not by number, Smith
A tobacco company that gives

premium coupons with cigarettes
'undoubtedly counts the coupons
by weighing them, he remarked.
"It's quicker than actually count-
ing them, and scales can detect
the" absence of a single coupon."
Can Make Mistakes
But scales and other measuring
devices can make mistakes if they
are worn out, abused or misused,
he added. That is where his de-
partment comes in.
Last year the county weights-'
and-measures department in-
spected 12,083 pieces of equipment
and packages, Smith reported. Of
these, 1,246 were condemned, 65
were adjusted and 10,772 were
Safe Traffic
TO Be; Viewed
Traffic safety will be discussed
at two institutes conducted at the
University on Saturday, March 14.
The featured speaker will be
James M. Hare, Michigan secre-
tary of state, speaking on "Imag-
ineering in Traffic Safety." Fac-
tors such as education in engi-
neering used to increase safety
will be discussed.
The morning sessions will be
held in the Union, while the aft-
ernoon meeting is to take place at
the General Motors Proving
Ground at Milford.
The Institutes are sponsored by
two groups of driver education
and auto mechanics teachers.

"When the housewife buys a
pound of meat or the motorist a
gallon of gasoline," Smith said,
"They depend upon the accuracy
of measurements. Millions of such
transactions requiring accurate
weighing and measurement are
carried on in Washtenaw County
every week."
Used by Government
"Weights and measures," he
concluded, "is one of the most im-
portant activities of local govern-
ment. Every citizen has a direct
financial stake -rand so does
every businessman -- in seeing
that all transactions are fair to
both buyer and seller."
The use of weights and meas-
ures are indispensable in the man-
ufacture of things Mr. and Mrs.
John Q. Public eat, wear, and use,
he added.
One of the most interesting ex-
amples of a weighing application
is used by laboratory houses
which sell animals such as white
mice for medical research by
weight, not bothering to count
Bob Elliott Mark Harvey
Earle Pearson Dick Collins
Dick Pollinger Dick Tilkin
plus many others


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