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New Pathology Building Sees Full Use

Dean Terms
Science Aid
Government-supported research
toward military objectives has
great educational value for the
entire world, Dean Stephen S.,
Attwood of the engineering college
said at a lecture for Air Force
officers recently.
As head of the engineering col-
lege, which is the center of the
largest university research pro-
gram in the United States, Att-
wood said that while research sup-
ported by federal funds is often
classified, it has important educa-
tional applications in two specific
First of all, "students seeking
advanced degrees can be assigned
to 'portions of the work that can
be declassified, that have no ob-
vious military significance, and
can use their efforts in advancing
their educational activities.."
Notes Advantages
Attwood also pointed out the
obvious advantages of the results
of such research. "It must be
recognized and thoroughly under-
stood that the governmental and
military money supporting our re-
search has led to the development
of the new theories, new materials,
new circuits, new equipment and
generally new scientific and en-
gineering information."
He declared that these new de-
velopments, which would have
taken decades under the older,
slower rates of progress, are in-
creasing in rapidity and scope.
"Is not this rapid increase in
our rate of acquisition of knowl-
edge valuable to all humanity
through communication, and thus
contributing toward welfare and
Rising Number
We must also remember the
rising number of young men,
trained and contributing to fur-
ther development and utilization
of our physical resources.
He explained the growth of the
University into the largest re-
search center of any school in the
country as "resulting from the
pressures of World War II and
the succeeding decade and a half."

Goodman, Lamb List
GOP Stands for '60

William Goodman and Karl
Lamb of the political science de-
partment recently defined the Re-
publican position on 1960's major
political issues.
They spoke at a meeting of he
Young Republicans.
"Although no fundamental pol-,
icy changes have been made dur-
ing the Eisenhower administra-
tion, organized interest groups
have continued their activity,"
Lamb said.
"Both parties will be paying at-
tention to the renewed demands of
these groups."
Lamb predicted that the major
interest groups, which are con-
cerned with such controversial
topics as civil rights, farm legisla-
tion, medical care for the aged
and labor issues, will dominate the
coming election.
Outlines Rights Stand
Endorsing a strong ,Republican
stand on civil rights, Lamb said,
"The factors of principle and
practicality fit together very neatly,
for the Republicans this year.
"Since the Republicans° elimi-
nated the slavery status of Negroes
in the nineteenth century, it has
been the historic mission of the
party to insure their rights as
He also emphasized the fact that
"the United States cannot con-
vtuce underdeveloped countries
peopled by non-white races that
they should follow the democratic
Explains Farm Policy
The Republican position on farm

Goodman said,
"Republicans tend to be more
concerned with and solicitous of
employers. They are more con-
cerned with employees in their re-
lations with union leaders than
are the Democrats," he. main-
Health insurance for people
over 65 years old is another "big"
issue this year. The Republican
bill, comparable to the Democratic
Forand Bill in Congress, features
a graduated paying scale and al-
lows voluntary participation in the
plan for people irrespective of
whether or not they come under
social security, the speakers said.

-Daily-Ian MacNiven
MEDICAL CENTER ADDITION-Occupied fully for the first time after the first of the year, the new Pathology Building of the
University Medical Center contains considerable laboratory facilities and some classrooms. The building is connected to the University
Hospital by an elevated bridge; showing in back of the Pathology Building is the Medical Science Building.
Biochemical Research Assumes Increasing Importance-

Dorm Food
By Service
The Food Service, on Huron
Street, is the center for food dis-
tribution to the residence halls,
Women's League, and University
Hospital from packagers all over
the country.
Bread, rolls, and ice cream are
the only things made in the Food
Service Building. Everything else
is cooked in individual residence
halls, which requisition what they
need every day.
Most of the building's space is
taken up by refrigerators. Meats
are kept hanging in four huge
freezers at a few degrees above
zero. Produce is also stored at low
temperatures, and received daily
from Detroit to isure freshness.
Frozen goods, whih Herbert P.
Wagner, the building's director,
says are fast taking a lead over
canned foods, are stored at near
zero temperatures also. Even
staples, such as cereals and flour,
are kept under refrigeration of
50-60* to prevent spoilage.
Building Mechanized
The building. is completely
mechanized. Goods are transport-
ed within the building on mach-
ine driven carts. Flour is taken
in sacks, directly from trucks,
through a ,chute to a room where
it is stored-
All canned goods are stacked on
wooden platforms which can be
lifted up by forked tongues at-
tached to the carts.
Carrots come in 50 lb. sacks,
lettuce in cartons, pickles in jars,
but vinegar still comes in wooden
barrels whichmust have water
in their recessed tops to keep the
Wood swelled, preventing leaks.
Stock Dog Food
One of the most startling sights
was stacks of dog and rabbit food.
Wagner said that a new function
of the Food Service was to supply
food for all research animals, and
it has become a big job.
During the 1958-59 fiscal year,
4,381 tons of merchandise were r#-
ceived and distributed, including
64,000 lbs. of coffee, and 250,300
lbs. of sugar. ThirtY-four thous-
and gallons of ice cream were
produced, as well as 1,458,000 rolls
and 280,100 loaves of bread.
The University receives almost
no government surplus; what they~
do get is only for the children's
section of the hospital. Every-
thing alse is purchased, at a cost
of over $2 million.
WUOM will present "Orestes"
by Euripides at 1:30 p.m. tomor-
Based on a translation by Prof.
William Arrowsmith of the Uni-
versity ofi Texas, it will be the
first radio production of the Greek
tragedy in that translation. It will
also be the first time WUOM has
produced a drama of such length
and type using local personnel
and its own facilities.




Since the 1840s, biochemistry
has become increasingly important
on the scene of medical research.
It was then that "the chemical
approach to the interpretation of
life first began to take hold," Prof.
Halvor N. Christensen, chairman
of the biological chemistry de-
partment said recently.
Since first Victor Vaughan and
Prof. H. B. Lewis pioneered the
University biochemistry depart-
ment, it has strived to work with
and serve the entire University.
Senior undergraduate instruction
is available not only in medical
school but in the literary college,

dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and
graduate schools.
The department furnishes op-
portunitiesrfor instruction, re-
search and teaching by means of
research. The basic mysteries of
the life processes are still un-
known, and students can only
learn about these processes
through experimentation and ex-
Biochemistry Explained
."Biochemistry" is a new word
invented when organic chemistry
began to reveal its many ramifi-
cations. Basically, the study of
biochemistry is the "exploration
and description of life processes

in molecular terms," as defined
by Prof. Christensen.
The biochemist is either "a
chemist who has made a life-
time preoccupation of biology, or
a biologist who equips himself for
the chemical exploration of life
Prof. Christensen emphasized
caution in what he called "this
analytical episode in the history
of biological research." He empha-
sized: "We Just have to know how
the parts work before we can con-
ceive of how the whole works. Our
long-range objective is integra-
tive, but it would be futile to try
to put things together too soon."
Department Grows
Since Prof. Christensen became
chairman in 1955, the department
has undergone considerable
growth. Researchers are working
on such varied projects as tumor
growth, the collection of nutrients
by the cell, virus activity, athero-
sclerosis, and the properties of

so we can recognize what is going
on," he said.
"We are concerned with human
disease, but only as a part of the
whole. The long-term satisfaction
comes out of the belief that this
is going to help us all. Money
given for heart disease may end
up furthering information on
Independence Provided
Within the department, scien-
tists work as individuals or small
groups, under separate grants or
subsidies which provide the in-
vestigators with facilities for their
work and grant them a certain de-
gree of independence.
The early stages of research in-
clude training under senior re-
searchers; later, students strike
out on their own.
The process of training is get-
ting longer all the time, for "the
time that it takes to get up to
the frontier is getting greater
all the while," Prof. Christensen
No Lonely Labs


.. . evaluates social work

legislation is "primarily to educate
t he public," Lamb continued.
"Many people in the cities don't
understand the political advantage
wielded by the farmers." A pri-
mary task of Secretary of Agri-
culture Taft Ezra Benson has
been to educate the public on the
farm policies.
, The labor controversy is cen-
tered around facets of the Land-
rum-Griffin bill.
"The major disagreement in
Congress is over the organization
and recognition of picketing,"



DIAL NO 8-6416


Regents Accept $470,984
Including LargeFord Grant
Gifts, grants and bequests total-w
ling $470,984 were accepted by the Powere: Associated Spring C
Regents of the University at their Consumers Power Co. and E
monthly meeting yesterday._ Products Co.




The largest grant was from the
Ford Foundation. sAmounting to

a $3,4

"We would like not simply to In the department, scientists do $350,000, it will be used for re- The
analyze, but to isolate a process not live the lonely laboratory life search over a six-year period in donor
EASTMANCL0OR WI CANptS and show how it is going on. We often imagined by the layman. In connection with a delinquency marke
Aapet Films, Inc. Release FILM FESTIVAL hope to make it do its tricks in clean, sunlit labs, researchers use correction program in Chicago. Am
the test tube-one step at a time- many modern devices. A grant of $27,398.43 was ac- given
Through spectroscopy, complex cepted from the estate of Lewis Buildi
radiation counting machines, cen- N. Cook to establish a fund for Oth
trifuging, and chromatographic aid to medical students. fromi
techniques, workers learn about Wayne State University has for ac
VA P O Y .the composition and activities of given $15,400 for the maintenance ship;
S 0 F SA S the living cell. Labs might even of the Institute of Labor and In- foral
remind apartment dwellers of dustrial Relations, which they progr
. . kitchens, complete with sink, a operate in cooperation with the the Be
0After M ichig ras dishwasher, and refrigeration for University. tinue,
organic chemicals. A payment of $9,041.36 rep- 595.55
ra "'resented the first semi - annual Associ
YOUU should payment from the Rockefeller public
Foundation for an Institute for polita
consider jol nl ng'Departm ent Social Research project. i from
A gift for planning the utiliza- Co f
Fors Center tion of the Fairlane estate and schola
TH E M ICH IGAN DA IL Y grounds of the Dearborn Center Eigh
BusinesCst i was granted in stocks totalling ap- giveni
BuA Center for Research in Social proximately $7,500 by Edward L. tuaria
sCne S aff Organization has been established Cushman. nors
in the sociology department. The fourth quarterly payment Life1
The center will enhance inte- was accepted from the Michigan LifeI
o a da*h tc b lloo sgration of teaching and research Heart Association for the Medical tional
No Parades NO h ts, ba -ons, facilities in the sociology depart- School Dean's Fund, amounting to Insura
lollpopsor fee rdesment and develops a balance be- $7,442,88, Nation
01 ip p' r reeriestween individual and group re- The Goodyear Tire and Rubber troit pse
No booths search. Company granted $7,250 for the teerS
for the kiddies It will also enable the depart- engineering college's research pro- pany
ment to organize and represent gram in tires and suspension sys- Insur
its teaching and research activi- tems.
tiesto the professional public in Through the Michigan Alumni
But r«- « you cdogail experience a way that will recruit superior Fund, Laurence H. Favrot gave
students and solicit funds from $5,344.72 for the Phoenix Atomic Si
Ac o nigAd etsn outside sources. Research Program.
" AccountingAcAdvertising"A course in methods of inde- A total of $5,100 was accepted
pendent study in social organiza- from the National Merit Scholar-
" Finance .Layout' tion will be offered in order to shipTCorp.fr spplemental scho- w
strengthen graduate training and aTwo grants were accepted from stude
instruction. Parke, Davis & Co. to be used for schola
The center's other responsibili- pharmacology research under Dr. ing th
ties will include assisting the de- M. H. Seevers and for tissue cul- Jam
velopment of theoretical aspects ture study under D. Donald J. study1
T RYOUT M EET ING April 29, 4:'15of social organization, establishing Merchant. The gifts totaled $3,875. eratun
a reprint series for research and The balance of a $7,000 grant Germa
theoretical papers and monographs from the James Foster Foundation Rob
Orrop In Anytie and facilitating faculty and grad- in the amount of $3,500 for the study
uate student research and study Journal of Conflict Resolution. Camb
abroad for graduate students. Three companies have given a land.
--__ -total of $3,500 through the De- Win
velopment Council to aid in pro- the c
viding a computer for the Indus- and t
trial Engineering Dept. The donors Educa
SPIFFY SAYS: Come to the ntat la .--
all restraint flies out!
10:00-5:30 TODAY
- v

tman Kodak Co. has given
00 physics fellowship.
Continental Oil Co. was the
of $3,000 for a research
eting fellowship.
erican Cyanamid Co. has
$3,000 for the Pharmacy
ng Construction Fund.
er grants included: $2,500
the Phillips Petroleum Co.
chemical engineering fellow-
$2,400 from General Motors
high school physics teachers'
am in Detroit; $1,750 from
endix Aviation Corp. to con-
a graduate fellowship; $1,-
from the American Bar
ation for assistance toward
ation of a study of metro-
n court problems; $1,500
the Universal Oil Products
or a chemical engineering'
ht insurance companies have
a total of $1,425 to the Ac-
l Science Program. The do-
were: New England Mutual
Insurance Co., Shenandoah
Insurance Co., Liberty Na-
Life Insurance Co., Sun Life
ance Co. of America, Bankers
nal Life .Insurance Co., De-
Mutual Insurance Co., Volun-
State Life Insurance Com-
and Washington National
ance Co.
idents Get
o University of Michigan
nts will receive Fulbright
arships for study abroad dur-
he 1960-61 school year.
nes A. Lange, Grad., will
Germanic language and lit-
re at the University of Bonn,
Bert S. Dill, Jr., Grad., will
history at the University of
ridge's Clare College in Eng-
nners were recommended by
ampus Fulbright committee
he Institute of International
DIAL NO 2-25 13

Notes Loss
Of Passion
"One of the costs of profes-
sionalizing social work was the loss
of the passion displayed by Miss
Jane Addams, the American so-
cial worker," Robert H. MacRae
said recently.
MacRae is executive director of
the Metropolitan Chicago Welfarej
No Cold Discipline
"Although I believe in profes-
sional training for +social work,"
he added, "I do not want the fire
and warmth of the b st social
work practice to be extinguished
by a cold and impersonal disci-
"Social workers have lost their
passion for social justice. Today
it is economists and labor leaders
who stir the public conscience."
Voluntary agencies are "sub-
stantially inhibited" in their "pur-
suit of a controversial issue" for
fear of hurting their fund raising
campaigns, he explained.
Sees More Social Justice
However, MacRae foresees "a
tide in the motion toward greater
social justice in America."'
MacRae addressed approximately
600 men and women attending the
eighth annual Social Work Pro-
gress Institute held at the Uni-
versity yesterday.
Following this speech, Dean F.
F. Fauri of the school of social
work reported that his school has'
made "a substantial increase in
its enrollment, revised its curricu-
lum, initiated a program for doc-
torates in social work and doubled
its faculty in the nine years since
its establishment.
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