THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Abbot Announces Program For
Series Of University Broadeasts
Prof. Hobart N. Wird, of the
,chemistry departicnt, just returned
from Hartford, Conn., where he par-
Aicipated in a patent suit as technical
expert for General Mqtors Corp.
'against United Chromium, Inc.
He testified as to the validity of
chemical processes involved in the
manufacture of chromium plate, and
was on the stand for about three
The counsel for the plaintiff
charged that methods used by Gen-
eral Motors of introducing sulphates
into the precipitating solution were
infringing on the Fink patents, owned
by United Chromium.
It was the duty of Willard to refute
these charges, which he did by em-
)oying lately discovered facts about
"The main point of argument was
the concentration of chromium sul-
phate in the solution," Prof. Willard
explained."You see, the whole pro-
cess requires very exact concentra-
tions, because if there is too great an
amount of the sulphate, chromium
Will not be deposited on the object to
be plated. And if there is too little
the same thing happens.
"But we were able to prove
that we made out our own concen-
tration tables, and furthermore, the
thing which will probably win the
quit for us is that it was discovered
that two years before the Fink pat-
ents were granted, an application had
been filed in the patent office cover-'
ing the same thing, and that United1
Chromium forced this man, one Ude,'
to release his patent rights."
Was Technical Expert
Prof. Willard was asked his exact
duties in the trial. "Well, I was called
a technical expert. I had to testify
as to the processes involved, and as
to the' exact composition of the solu-
tions. Of course I was prevented from
explaning them completely, becauses
too many chemical terms would be
too much for the judge. It was essen-
tially sugar- dated science."+
Two years ago, a suit of the same7
nature was brought before the same
judge, and United Chromium was up-
held in his decision. General Motors;
is confident ' victory, because of
new evid On the outcome of this
suit depends the status of the chrom-+
-ium-pl*ng indstry in America, for
if it is 'gain upheld,
On State Public
LANSING, Oct. 12-(P)-The pro-1
posed $25,000,000 Michigan public
works program may not get under
way for several weeks as a result
oV failure to forward information to
Washington, state authorities say.
Public works projects, presumed
tby state officials to have been sent
to Washington for approval weeks
hgo, were held by the state advisory
c uncil until last Monday, Gov. Com-
, The administrative b o a r d ap-
«pioved improvements and buildings
at Ypsilanti hospital and sent the
approval to the advisory council on
Sept. 7. It was expected they would
.be forwarded to Washington Sept. 9.
Approval or rejection of the expen-
diture was awaited because the de-
cision in Washington was expected
to inform the state whether a special
session of the legislature would be
necessary to give the administrative
board greater authority to deal with
the federal government.
The governor said he was informed
by Frank H. Alfred, head of the ad-
visory council, that the Ypsilanti and
other projects were not sent to
Washington until this week. At the
same time proposals for additions
and improvements at Traverse City
state hospital, the psychopathic hos-
.pital at Ann Arbor, Ionia hospital,
University of Michigan, Lapeer Home
and Training school and the Col-
lege of Mining and Technology were
forwarded. Expenditures at these in-
stitutions would total about $3,500,-
000. Next week, the administrative
bbard is expected to approve an ad-
ditional $8,000,000 of projects, in-
cluding buildings and improvements
at Kalamazoo, Newberry and Pon-
tiac hospitals and the state institu-
tion at Wahjamega.
-Associated Press Photo
Prof. James M. Landis of the Har-
vard law school was appointed a-
member of the federal trade commis-
sion. lie has won national attention
as one of experts who helped draft
the securities act.
U. 5. 5ponsors
For 200 Idle
Homes To Be Erected On
Mountainside For West
WASHINGTQN, Oct. 12.-(P-The
administration will inaugurate its
subsistence homestead program in a
West Virginia mountain valley, where
a project described by Secretary Ickes
today as "one of the most significant
of this period" soon will be developed.
Homes for 200 unemployed miners
and their families will be built on a
1,100-acre tract acquired in Preston
county, West Virginia. A factory to
produce equipment for the postoffice
department will be established, hand-
icraft industries developed and gar-
dens laid out to enable the prospec-
tive residents, now on relief lists, to
Secretary Ickes, in announcing de-
tails of the project, said it would be
developed wth the aim of demon-
strating the feasibility of decentrali-
zation by private concerns. It will be
financed from the $25,000,000 of pub-
lic works funds set aside for subsist-
ence homes and the cost of the dwell-
ings will be repaid by the settlers over
a period of 20 years.
"This project is in many ways one
of the most significant in this period,"
Ickes said. "It will serve as a means
of measuring the possibilities of de-
centralizing industry in this country
where the evils of over-urbanization
have become all too evident in this
The property purchased for the ex-
periment was once part of the lands
of Col. John Fairfax and legend says
it was surveyed by George Washing-
Each home will cost about $2,000
and willbe surrounded by from two
to four acres for gardening, fruit
trees, poultry raising and the produc-
tion of other foodstuffs for home con-
Plans call for setting up a self-
governing community patterned after
the New England town meeting idea.
A school, which will serve as a com-
munity center, will be built.
Ickes said the factory will be con-
structed because of the absence of a
private industry immediately avail-
able for transfer to the area.
At Indiana Is
VALPARAISO, Ind., Oct. 12.-()-
The fatal crash of the United Air
Lines New York-Chicago plane, with
death to seven persons, near Ches-
terton, Ind., went down into history
today as one of the unsolved trag-
edies of aviation,
An open verdict, stating the cause
i of the crash Tuesday night was un-
known, was returned by Coroner
Carl Davis of Porter county at the
conclusion of a closed inquest at
which witnesses and officials of the
Dr. Davis said he believed two ex-
plosions occurred, one while the ship
was still in the air and another when
it struck the ground. The fire that
enveloped the wreckage followed the
second blast, he said.
Afficials of United Air Lines testi-
fied the multi-motor craft had ac-
tually been flown but 1,000 hours
and that its payload was 1,200
pounds under the maximum permit-
ted by law.
Speakers to be heard during the
first week of University broadcasts
from the Morris Hall studios here,
beginning Sunday, have been, an-
nounced by Prof. Waldo M. Abbot,
director of broadcasting. The pro-
gram will include nine half-hour
periods each week over WJR, Detroit.
Prof. William H. Hobbs of the ge-,
ology department will be heard at 10
p.m. Wednesday on the first of the
year's series of talks on current top-
ics, to be presented at this new hour.
Professor Hobbs, who, as director
of the University expeditions to
Greenland, has conducted research
in the air conditions there, has for
many years been advocating the
transatlantic route now being sur-
veyed by the Lindberghs. His topic
will be "The Greenland Air Route
As the first of a series of talks on
research work being carried on in the
University also to be presented on
Wednesday nights, Prof. E. A. Stalk-
er of the engineering college will
speak on "Advance and Research in
To Talk On Chaucer
A talk on Chaucer by Albert H.
Marckwardt of the English depart-
ment will be offered at 2 p. m. Tues-
day, while on succeeding Tuesdays
other members of the department
will discuss Spencer, Shakespeare,
Milton, Keats, and Browning.
"An Introduction to Political Sci-
ence," with Harlow Heneman of the
political science department, speak-.
ing, will be the first of a series of
talks about American government to
be presented at 2 p. m. each Wed-
nesday. Other topics to be taken up
by members of the political science
department will be national politics,
state government, municipal govern-
ment, local rural government, and
government of our colonies.
Shull To Speak
A series in the field of zoology will
be offered at 2 p. m. each Thursday,
with Prof. A. Franklin Shull of the
zoology department giving the in-
troductory talk next week at that
time. Topics in the series will be
collecting zoological specimens, birds,
snakes, fish, molluscs, and parasites.
Speaking on "Choosing a Voca-
tion," at 2 p. m. next Friday, Prof.
George E. Myers of the education
school will open a series of Friday
afternoon talks addressed to highI
school seniors about the varied vo-
cations and professions open to them.
The popular radio lessons of Prof.
Joseph E. Maddy of the music school
will begin at 9:15 a. m. Monday and
will have three periods a week. In-
struction in the playing of stringed
instruments will be offered Monday
morinings, in the playing of band in-
struments at 2 p. m. Mondays, and in
elementary singing at 9:15 a. m. on
Continue Band Lessons
Instruction books for any of these
three courses may be obtained from
the Extension Division of the Uni-
versity at a cost of 15 cents each,
it has been announced. Pupils writ-
ing for books should mention the
instrument for which instruction is
On the third of a series of parent
hour broadcasts which have been
broadcast from Detroit since Oct. 1,
Prof. Elmer D Mitchell, director of
intramural, sports, will speak at 6 p.
m. Sunday on "Reconstruction in
TO ATTEND CONVENTION
Professors Arthur W. Smith and
Ralph A. Sawyer of the physics de-
partment were recently selected to
represent t he ir respective Alma
maters at a coming Centennial of
the founding of Kalamazoo College.
Professor Smith will represent John
Hopkins University and Professor
Sawyer will represent Dartmouth
A collection of methods of making
Indian basketry has been assembled
by Volney Jones, research associate of
the division of ethnobotany in the
Museum of Anthropology, on a 10
weeks field trip provided by the
Homeopathic Hospital Guild Scholar-
ship in Michigan Ethnology.
Visiting Indian settlements at Cross
Village, near Harbor Springs; Pesh-
awbetown, near Traverse City; Sugar
Island, near Saulte Ste. Marie; all in
Michigan, and the Canadian reserva-
tions at Walpole Island and Garden
River, Jones studied Indian methods
and collected materials for baskets
and mats in various stages of com-
pletion. The object of the survey was
to find out which plant materials were!
used in various articles.
"Indians now use 'diamond' dyes
for coloring their .baskets," Jones
stated, "but I tried, wherever possible,
to obtain specimens of the native
plant dyes and examples of the dyed
product." The study, confined to the
work of Chippewa Indians, was also
carried to methods of harvesting and
preparing the materials going into
University Club Will
Hold Banquet Tonight
Over 100 members .of the Univer-
sity of Michigan Club of Kalamazoo
are expected to assemble this eve-
ning at the University Club here for
their annual banquet, according to
information received yesterday in the
office of the general secretary of the
Mr. Henry Ford, '31L, president of
the organization, will act as toast-
master at the dinner. The principal
speakers for the occasion will be Re-
gent Edmund C. Shields of Lansing I
and Assistant Varsity football coach
Henry Ford Asks
For Old Cart Used
By Railroad Jack
COLDWATER, Oct. 12-0P)-Hen-
ry Ford today petitioned authorities
here for the cart used by the late
"Railroad Jack" in his wanderings
throughout the country, to be placed
in the Ford Museum of American
History at Greenfield Village, Dear-
Several years ago Ford, meeting
"Railroad Jack" along a country
road, promised him an automobile
in which to travel through the coun-
try giving "pavement history les-
The car was delivered, but "Rail-
road Jack" preferred to use his bat-
tered old cart.
The Government Bureau of the
Census has announced that during
the four weeks ending Sept. 30, 1933,
86 large cities in the United States
reported 706 deaths from automobile
accidents. This number shows an in-
crease of 55 deaths over the cor-
responding period of last year. Of
the 706 deaths during the past
month, only 549 were due to acci-
dents within city limits.
PRINCETON, N. J.,-Scientists a
Princeton University have succeeded
in producing a new kind of waiOdr -
heavy water -for use in experimfents
in all departments of the university.
Professor Hugh Scott Tayloraid
Arthur A. Frost, assisted by Arthur
A. Frost, Harvard Fellow in cheisi-
try at Princeton, have succeeded iri
devising a process by which about a
thimbleful of heavy water is produc-
ed every two days.
The water looks like ordinary
water, but is different in that each
hydrogen atom in the water has a
mass of two instead of the usual
mass of one.
It has been found that fresh water
animals die when placed in the
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