THlE MICHIGAN DAILY
Henry Phillip Tappan
Brownell To Investigate
Leaks in Space Vehicles
IN THE MEANTIME, the
University prospered. By Com-
mencement, 1863, President
Tappan was riding high. The
Regents were nearing the end
of their terms. None had run
for re-election. If they were to
carry out their now personal
vendetta against President
Tappan, they knew they must
act with haste.
At their annual meeting,
President Tappan strode in,
looking elegant and confident
in his Prince Albert coat, and
presented the Board with his
report. The Board responded
with a glum look, and Regent
Brown asked him to step out-
side the room.
The Schoolcraft Republican
then introduced a resolution
which stripped President Tap-
pan of any connection with the
University, ousted his librarian
son, and Prof. Franz Brunnow,
the Prussian husband of Presi-
dent Tappan's daughter.
Regent McIntyre seconded
the move and it carried
unanimously. Regent Brown
then called in President Tappan
and read the resolution. The
president was floored, and,
struggling for his self-control,
simply said, "the time will
come, gentlemen, when my boys
will take your. places.
And with that he marched
home, packed and abandoned
Ann Arbor in an incredibly
The campus and the people
were revolted, and he departed
a martyr. The voters clamoured
for the impending Regents' in-
stallation, to seat a board that
would reinstate the departed
President Tappan-until they
learned that the outgoing Board
had not been idle.
In a move reminiscent of
John Adams' midnight appoint-
ments, the retiring Regents ap-
pointed a new president-a man
who had been. quite an' enemy
of the worldly PresidentTap-
Professor Lloyd E. Brownell of
the engineering college is begin-
ning an investigation of methods
for detecting fuel leaks in space
Prof. Brownell will be working
under a National Aeronautics and
Space Administration contract.
He will start the project then
seek new methods for better de-
The discovery of a leak in the
fuel system caused the cancella-
tion of Astronaut John Glenn's
first scheduled flight after it had
been postponed once because of
Detection methods now being
used include detection by ear, the
use of pressurized fluids which
are forced through anyholes ind
are then detectable from the out-
side, and halogentated gases
which can also be detected com-
ing through the leaks.
Prof. Brownell will investigate
the use of radioactive gases for
detection. In any method of this
sort, the area to be tested would
be sealed off, with small traces
or radioactive gases placed inside
If leaks were present the gas
would seep out and could then be
detected by a device called the
Geiger-Mueller flow counter.
The most promising of the pos-
sible radioactive gases is Krypton
85, a readily-obtained isotope of
the rare gas Krypton, This gas is
more convenient and safer Shan
others because it is chemically in-
active. Also it gives off beta par-
ticle radiation, the safest type
of radiation since it is less con-
taminating than alpha radiation
and less penetrating than gamma.
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Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", etc.)
HOW TO BE A BWOC
Ladies, let me be frank. The days of the college year dwindle
down to a precious few. And some of you-let's face it-have
not yet become BWOC's. Yes, I know, you've been busy what
with going to class and walking your cheetah, but really, ladies,
becoming a BWOC is so easy if you'll only follow a few simple
The first and most basic step on the road to being a BWOC
is to attract attention. Get yourself noticed. But be very, very
careful not to do it the wrong way. I mean, any old girl is
bound to be noticed if she goes around with a placard that says,
"HEY! LOOKIT ME!" Don't you make such a horrid gaffe.
On your placard put: "ZUT! REGARDEZ MOI !" This, as
you can see, lends a whole new dimension of tone and dignity.
Once you have been noticed, it is no longer necessary to carry
the placard. It will suffice if, from time to time, you make
distinctive noises. If, for instance, every three or four minutes
you cry, "Whippoorwill!" you cannot but stay fresh in the
minds of onlookers.
We come now to clothes, a vital accessory to the BWOC-
indeed, to any girl who wishes to remain out of jail. But to the
BWOC clothes are more than just a decent cover; they are,
it is not too much to say, a way of life.
This spring the "little boy look" is all the rage on campus.
Every coed, in a mad effort to look like a little boy, is wearing
short pants, knee sox, and boyshirts. But the BWOC is doing
more. She has gone the whole hog in achieving little boyhood.
She has frogs in her pockets, scabs on her knees, down on her
upper lip, and is followed everywhere by a dog named Spot.
All this, of course, is only by day. When evening falls and her
date comes calling, the BWOC is the very picture of chic fem-
ininity. She dresses in severe, simple basic black, relieved only
by a fourteen pound charm bracelet. Her hair is exquisitely
coiffed, with a fresh rubber band around the pony tail. Her
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daytime sneakers have been replaced by fashionable high
heeled pumps, and she does not remove them until she gets to
After the movies, at the campus cafe, the BWOC undergoes
her severest test. The true BWOC will never, never, never, order
the entire menu. This is gluttony and can only cause one's date
to blanch. The true BWOC will pick six or seven good entrees
and then have nothing more till dessert. This is class and is
the hallmark of the true BWOC.
Finally, the BWOC, upon being asked by the cigarette vendor
which is the brand of her choice, will always reply, "Marlboro,
of course!" For any girl knows that a Marlboro in one's hand
stamps one instantly as a person of taste and discernment, as
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