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For Crash Of
BigAir Liner
ce-Glazed Wings Given As
Reason For Wreck Cost-
ing Four Lives
PETERSBURG, Ill., March 7. - (A')
- A blinding blizzard that glazed
s wings with ice was blamed today
r the crash of a St. Louis-Chi-
go air liner which cost four lives
uesday night.
The dead:
Hugh Sexton, 26, aviation editor of
.e Chicago Tribune.
G. H. Waetjen, 18 East 41st St.,!
ew York.
Walter Hallgren, veteran transport
lot who had flown nearly a million
W. N. Bell of Chicago and Colum-
is, O., an employe of the Jeffrey
anufacturing Co.
The plane, an American Airways
aft bound for Chicago, plunged'
wn through swirling snow and
unged into a deep drift on a farm
gar here.
Apparently Died Instantly
Apparently all four victims died
stantly, Hallgren, calm to the last,
t his switch when he saw a crash
is inevitable, thereby preventing

Dr. Wynekoop Not Disturbed By Jury's Verdict


Tw o Graduates
Given Annual
Pack Awards
Third Winner Of Forestry
Endowment To Carry On
Project Here

College Executive To Speak At Banquet Here

Company officials in Chicago said
it was obvious that Halgren at-
tempted to land the craft safely but
that darkness prevented it.
Orva Altig, on whose farm -the
plane fell, and R. D. Knoles, another
farmer, witnessed the crash. Both
dashed to the scene to find the vic-
tims dead.
Altig said he heard the plane roar-
ing over his farmhousehat a low alti-

-Associ<;ed Pres. Photo
This picture shows Dr. Alice L. Wynekoop as she sat apparently
undisturbed when she heard the verdict of a Chicago criminal court
jury which found her guilty of the murder of her daughter-in-law,
Rheta Gardner Wynekoop, and fixed her punishment at 25 years in


Says Progress Lies In Moving
Error Out To The Next Decimal


"I was afraid at first," he said,
"that it was going to hit the house.'
I grabbed a lantern and dashed out-
doors. It seemed to be about 500 feet
high, trying to get higher. I thought
he was going to make it when sud-
denly I heard the motor stop, and
then there was a terrific crash.
Called Neighbors To Scene
"I rushed back into the house, got
a flashlight, had someone call neigh-
bors, and then plowed through the
snow to the wreck, about an eighth
of a mile away. I shouted. There was
no answer.
"I played the flashlight over the
wreckage. I saw the legs of one of
the men sticking out. I lifted them
and they were limp. I knew he was
Neighbors and the coroner pulled
the bodies from the wreckage and
brought them to undertaking parlors
here and at Athens, Ill.
American Airways officials said ap-
parently the crash occurred before
Hallgren had time to acknowledge a
radio message ordering him to re-
turn to St. Louis because of the
When the ship was about 50 miles
from the scene of the crash, they
said, the pilot messaged that visibility
was about an eighth of a mile, ceiling
about 500 feet, and ice was coating
the wings.
Slight Damage Caused
By Sigma Kappa Fire
A fire on the room of the Sigma
Kappa fraternity house, 806 Hill St.,
broke out at 8:30 p. m. yesterday.
The fire was extinguished before ser-
ious damage was done.
Sparks from the chimney were be-
lieved to be the cause.

"Although error cannot be elim-
inated, the progress of mankind de-
pends on shoving this error out to the
next decimal place," Prof. Raleigh
Schorling of the education school
stated in his discussion of "Measure-
ments" on the school program over
the University broadcast yesterday.
"You and I probably would never
have driven an automobile were it
not for the Johansson blocks in the
laboratory of the Ford Motor Com-
pany," Professor Schorling said.
"About 40 years ago Johansson, then
a scientist in Sweden, made gage
blocks of hardened steel that were
the most accurate measuring tools
ever produced. His error is known
to be less than a millionth of an
inch." A millionth of an inch, Pro-
fessor Schloring pointed out, is about
one 200th of the diameter of a. hair.1
In presenting the development of
man's struggle to measure things
more and more accurately, it was the
parts of the body that were first used
for measurement, such as the finger,
the foot, and the hand. In primitive
days, the standard foot was that of
the tribal chief, Professor Schorling
pointed out, but even that was un-
satisfactory as the chief might be ill,
or even away in war.
In later days, and for longer dis-
tances, the time required to make the
trip was the common means of meas-
urement, the speaker said, "For ex-
ample, a two d'ay journey might be
used to tell how far a person had
gone," he said. "Time units are still
commonly used in measuring dis-
tance, and to this day, the Germans
use the word 'Stunde' to mean the
distance a man can walk in an hour,
and the Hollander of today may say

that a distance is three pipefuls to
indicate a distance he can walk in
three-fourths of an hour, while
smoking three pipefuls."
Another early unit was seed, indi-
cating the amount of land that could
be sown with a certain measure of
seed grain, and which was used es-
pecially in the barter of gold and
In man's attempt to obtain a more
accurate standard of measurement,
he has gradually developed the inter-
national standard of the metric sys-
tem. It was the original intention
that the meter should be one ten-
millionth of the distance from the
equator to the north pole, but due
to an error, it is just as arbitrary a
standard as our foot, Professor
Schorling pointed out. "While the
metric system may sound strange t
you because it is new, it is reall,
much simpler than our yard-foot-
inch system because it connects di-
rectly with our money system."
Professor Schorling contrasted the
immensity of distance which man
must measure in the study of the
stars, in which light-years are used
as a standard, the distance light
would travel in a year at the rate of
seven and a half times around the
world in a single second, to some of
the minute distances measured, as
small as one-billionth of an inch.
which he compared to one forty-
thousandth of the thickness of the
wall of a soap bubble.

Two of the six fellowships to be
awarded this year by the Charles
Lathrop Pack Forest Education Board
under the terms of the endowment
of the Pack Forestry Trust have been
granted to Michigan graduates, and
a third fellowship dinner will carry
out his project in the University dur-
ing the next school year, according
to an announcement made yesterday
by Dean Samuel T. Dana of the
School of Forestry and Conservation.
Ellery A. Foster, '31, and R. R.
Reynolds, '30, are the graduates who
received fellowships, and Neil W.
Hosley, who is now an instructor at
the Harvard Forest School, is the one
who, with Foster, will carry out his
project at the University.
Foster, who is in general charge of
co-operation between the forest serv-
ice and the C.C.C. of the Lake States,
will carry on a project in connection
with his work --an investigation of
the financial aspects curtailing pro-
duction in hardwood forests of the
Lake States, as provided in the
N.I.R.A., with special reference to the
possibilities of sustained yield man-
agement' under a system of selective
cutting. The result of his investiga-
tion will be applied in connection
with the lumber code which provides
for sustained production in the for-
est industry.
Hosley will devote a year of ad-
vanced study and research in fish
and, game management. Both will
commence their work in the Univer-
sity at the beginning of the summer.
Reynolds will use his fellowship for
field work in Arkansas, his project
being a study of costs of selective
logging varying volumes from second
growth timber stands in the short-
leaf-loblolly pine hardwoods types,
and a study of the possibility of re-]
ducing logging costs in selectivelyl
logging light stands.
The Pack Forest Education Board
was endowed for the purpose of
granting fellowships in any phase of
forestry for the purpose of providing
additional training, experience, or re-
search in connection with the de-
velopment of leadership in outstand-
ing men of the profession.
Beer Applications
Are Due March 15
Applications for beer licenses which
are to apply until May 1 must be
filed before March 15, according to
a communication received by County
Clerk Harry H. Atwell yesterday.
Applications for licenses to apply
for 1933-34 will be accepted after
March 15.
Possessors of beer licenses may not
apply for transfer of location or own-


Dr. Charles True Goodsell, vice-president of KalamazoQ College and
head of the history department, has been selected as the speaker
at the 28th annual banquet of the Roger Williams Guild, which will
be held in the parlors of the First Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
His topic is "Students and the New Social Order."

Freshmen Will
Get Hopwood
Winning contestants in the 1933-
34 Freshman Hopwood Awards will
receive their prizes at 4:30 p.m. to-
day in the office of Dean Edward H.
Kraus of the literary college.
Those students who won awards
this year are Robert S. Warshaw, $50,
Robert B. Brown, $25, and Wilhelm-
ina Carr, $25, in the poetry divi-
In the prose fiction field, Kenneth
A. Ratliff won $50, Jean Hoffman,
$30, and Floy Brigstock, $20. Frank
C. Aldrich was the recipient of the
irst prize of $50 in the essay divi-
ion. Second prize of $30 went to
I'obert L. French, and third place
if $20 to Louise E. Juckett.
Prof. Louis A. Strauss, chairman
of the English department; Wilfred
B. Shaw, director of alumni rela-
ions; and Dr. Frank E. Robbins,
managing editor of the University of
'Aichigan Press, acted as judges in
the contest.
Adrian Gets Liquor
Control Ordinance
A new city ordinance, closely re-
sembling the new Ann Arbor liquor
control measure,wwent into effectuin
Adrian Tuesday, depriving beer
drinkers of dancing and floor shows
in the beer gardens. Music is barred
after midnight and entirely on Sun-

Many Public
Health Courses
To Be Offered
A wide choice of courses especially
designed for students in public
health nursing will be offered by the
Division of Hygiene and Public
Health of the University, according

to its regular announcement of which will also eliminate dancing in
courses for the Summer Session of beer-gardens and will establish a
1934. mid-night closing for week nights
The session, which will last from and a 1 a.m. closing for week-ends
Te ssto n, which wills esgned to passed the first reading Monday
June25 o Ag. , isdesgne tonight.
provide basic and advanced courses
for public health nurses, primarily The University of Michigan sing-
for those who are unable to pursue ers, a group of 100 members of the
college courses during the year. Sub- glee club, will offer entertainment at
stantial progress toward the degree football games next fall by singing
of Bachelor of Vcience in Public Michigan and other songs, it was
Health Nursing can be made by sum- decided after their commendable of-
mer study alone, according to the fering at the Michigan-Minnesota
announcement. game.


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Many Banners, Pennants, Pillows... One-Half Off


A call to college and university
alumni throughout the land to op-
pose the return of the saloon under
special repeal was issued last week
by the Yale Alumni Weekly.


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