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INVENTED AT 'U':
Newly-Developed Terry Traces Atoms

LSA Committee Active
B RiTHIXA-' RECUT

A device which can see better
than humans has been perfected
by University physicists.
The machine, a nuclear emul-
sion scanner, is called "Terry" and
combines a powerful microscope,
a television camera and an elec-
tronic computer into one device.
Terry is used to detect and
count the thousands of faint
tracks left by atomic particles
which streak through thick sheets
of special photographic film in
the University's atom smasher ex-
periments, and it performs this
job 15 times faster than humans.
according to its inventor, Prof.
Paul V. C. Hough of the physics
department.
'First Real Success'
Terry holds promise of reliev-
ing men of the slow, tedious job of
examining hundreds of strips of
film with microscopes, Prof.
Hough said. It is "The first real
success among half a dozen at-
tempts in the United States and
Europe to solve this recognition
problem with instruments," he
explained.
The machine has a television
camera which scans film through
a 200-power microscope, covering
a different small square of the
film every 60th of a second. It can
cover all sections of the film with
100 per cent efficiency, while hu-
man efficiency varies, Prof. HoughI
said,
Specialized Computer
A specialized computer which
occupies 50 square feet of space
remembers the film and computes
the results. This device can scan,
automatically as much film in
one-and-a-half hours as a man
can in four days.
An electronic printer and plot-
ter which draws graphs of the re-

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wlith 'Newman. notinge "the comn- COmp':-sed " Miss Petuschke said.
About seven years ago a group mittee has great potential but it "Now the committee is discussing
of students, dissatisfied with the cannot accomplish much because things of a more concrete and im-
dorm policies of that time, went to it lacks organization." mediate nature: it should be better
Assistant Dean of the Literary Col- He feels that the discussion as it progresses."
lege James H. Robertson for ad- should be outlined in advance and "The literary school steering
vice. "the committee should know what committee has made many accom-
In this way the literary school they will discuss for the next week pilshments." Miss Weiner said. The
steering committee was born. The in order to do research on the majority of last spring was spent
committee has no code of laws subject." In this way the members on discussion of a University's
written as such. and can only dis- will be better informed and will be "juior year abroad" program. A
cuss, study and recommend to the able to know more about what they report was submitted to the faculty
faculty academic problems which speak. commnittee which was studying the
pertain to the students. Progress Evlent same thing. The progress is hin-
"However. benefits can be reaped Daniel Wolter, '59, believes the dered because of lack of finances
by just bringing the problems into committee "has so far not spent to support the program.
the open." Sarah Weiner. '59. head enough times on things that are Honors Program
of the committee said. The com- relatively vital." But, progress was A "purely informative meeting"
mittee also gives members a chance made last week when concrete sug- was held in the spring of 1957 with
to meet the faculty in informal gestions were asked to improve the Prof. Angell. He outlined the hon-
situations. course description catalogue. "The ors program for freshmen and
Acts as 'Sounding Board' value of the committee will be seen sophomores expanding its setup.
The committee was organized as more clearly by the end of the He also explained how it would fit
a cross section of students to act semester," Wolter said. At the in with the already existing pro-
as a "sounding board" to the fac- present time it is still "feeling its gram on the junior-senior level.
ulty and to the students them- way," Last year the committee also dis-
selves. The discussions. which are Patricia Petruschke, '60, also cussed the idea of the honors sys-
held for an hour once a week, agrees with Newman, saying that tem of examination. It was found
"revolve around students' academic the committee "gives the students to be a wonderful idea in theory,
problems." a chance to be better acquainted but completely impractical in
Sometimes. the committee joins with faculty members." She terms practice." The committee decided
with the faculty committees on the committee "unique" as it has that exams should be proctored,"
areas in which they have both as much scope as it wants to give Miss Weiner said.
worked. Since the faculty com- itself. This semester the committee will
mittees are more constant, they Must Explore Problems work on admission policies, revi-
deal with more complete research 'We have done only preparatory sion of the course catalogues,
than does the steering committee, work thus far, because it's neces- counseling on all levels and exami-
In order to keep in closer contact sary to explore the problems before nation procedures.
with the student body. the faculty'anything more concrete can be ac-

TERRY AT WORK-A nuclear emulsion scanner, named Terry, Is
used to scan and plot the course of nuclear particles in experiment
with the University's cyclotron. Prof. Paul V. C. Hough, the
Inventor, is shown in the background watching Terry at work on
her television "eye"

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sults are also parts of Terry'sI
make-up. At any point in this
process of scanning, a scene of the
machine's analysis can be flashed
on a television screen to test Ter-j
ry's correctness, Prof. Hough
noted-,
The film strips are used at the
University's cyclotron to trace
atomic particles deflected from
the center of atoms. The particlesI

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strike the film, leaving a faintj
line. By recording the number of
particles flying through film
placed at different angles. physi-
cists gather clues concerning the
structure of the atom's center,
Prof. Hough explained.
As many as 30 strips of film,
which would take a human six
months to survey, are used in one
experiment with the cyclotron.
f rganzation
Notices |
(Use of this column for an-
nouncements is available to offi-
cialy recognized and registered or-
ganizations onlyOvrganizations
planning to be active for the cur-
rent semester must register. Forms
available, 2011 Student Activities
Building.)
Congregational and Disciples Guild,
coffee break, Oct. 28, 4:30-6:00 p.m.,
Guild House,
Graduate Student Coffee Hour, Oct.
29, 4:00-5:30 p m., Rackham Bldg., 2nd
Floor, W. Lounge. All graduate students
invited,
* * *
ISA. Oct. 28, 8:00 p.m., Rackham
Amphitheater. Speaker: Hungarian poet
Tibor Tollas, "Hungarian Underground
Literary Movement - in Pre-Revolu-
tionary Hungary."
Women's Rifle Club, organizational
meeting, Oct. 28, 7:15 p.m., WAB.
w . .
SGC, Public Relations Committee,
Meeting, Oct. 28, 4:00 p.m., 1548 SAB.
Interested student, welcome.
Deutscher Verein, meeting. Oct. 30,
8:00 p.m., League, Hussy Rn.
* * *
Italian Club, weekly, meeting and
coffee hour,uOct. 28. 3:00-5:T0 p.m
3050 Frieze Bldg., Romance Language
Dept. Lounge. All students interested
in things Italian are Invited to attend.
Lutheran Student Assoc,. Class,1
"Know Your Church" led by Pastor
Yoder, Oct. 28, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Lutheran
Student Center.
S.A.M. (Society for Advancement of
Management), meeting, Oct. 29, 7:30
p. , 64 B.A. Speaker: Dr. L. R. Hoff-
ma-n, "Are Busines4slind Industry Man
Traps?"
* *0*w
Tau Beta Pi. business meeting, Oct.
28, 7:30 p m., Union, Rm. 3-C. Refresh-
ments afterwards.
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United Christian Federation, weekly
discussion group on the theme, "World
Church and World Understanding,"
Oct. 28, 12:00 noon, Lane Hall. Spon-'
sored by 11 campus denomninations
through United Christian Federation,
Everyone welcome.
* * *
U nited Christian -Federation, weekly
all-campus worship services, begins this
Wed.. Oct. 29, 4:15 pm., Douglas Me-
morial Chapel - behind Congregational
Church, State and William. Eleven de-
nominations sponsor the services
through University Christian Federa-
tion, Everyone welcome to these one-
half hour services

asks the committee to give "snap
opinions" on their ideas.
Meets Honors Council
This fact was seen during a
meeting between the Honors Coun-
cil, headed by Prof. Robert C.
Angell of the sociology depart-
ment, and the steering committee.
The council planned to institute, an
Honors dormitory in the spring of
1957.
When asked for its opinion, the
committee said "it was not healtyi
to segregate students in their liv-
ing conditions, because with separ-
ate classes they would not be a
part of the student body," Miss
Weiner said. The result was that a
new Honors dorm was not insti-
tued. In this way the committee
can be likened to "preventive
medicine."
Some of the 15 members of the
committee have commented on the
work that has been accomplished.
Martin Newman, '60, feels it gives
faculty-student relationships a
chance to be organized, and proves,
the fact that the faculty are inter-
ested in student welfare.
Could Do More
"But, the committee would ac-
complish more if it had more facts
and evidence available to it," New-
man said.
Peter Van Haften, '59, agrees
Group To Hold
First Service
The first service in a series of
all-campus, mid-week worship
sponsored by the University Chris-
tian Federation will be held at
4:15 p.m. tomorrow in the Doug-
las Memorial Chapel, located in
back of the Congregational
Church, according to Dorothy
Huntwork, Grad.
Reverend Henry 0. Yoder of
the Lutheran Student Center, will
conduct the first service. 'Each
week one of the campus pastorsI
will lead the worship in his de-
nominational tradition.

Bromage Says
Distribution
Vital to State
(Continued from Page 1)
the area, not distribution of pop-
ulation.
For the House, a maximum
membership of 110 was fixed. In
alloting these seats, the ratio of
representation was decided by di-
viding the state's population by
100. At the last apportionment,
the ratio came out at 63,718,
which would be the number of
people ordinarily required for one
representative.
Favor Sparse Areas
However, to any county or
group of counties which could not
meet this figure but which came
up to half of it, the Constitution
granted a seat. In effect, the
sparse areas were favored. With
only 110 places, not so many could
be left to allot to the more popu-
lous regions.
Even in the absence of overall
reapportionment, readjustments
in legislative terms, organization,
and procedure and in executive-
legislative relationships might be
forthcoming.
Situation Common
To under-represent urban areas
and over-represent the rural is
common in state government.
What is unusual about Michigan
is that both houses discriminate
against metropolitan populations.
Area gets a big play in the Senate
and some play in the House.
What would the reaction of the
delegates be to alternative
schemes? A majority of them,
having been chosen from the state
senatorial districts, would repre-
sent a minority of the state's
residents. This minority has an in-
terest in maintaining the allot-
ment as now fixed.

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