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April 06, 1934 - Image 2

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Americans Held By French Court As Spies f

-Associated Press Photo
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Switz of East Orange, N. J., are Shown as
they appeared in a Paris court for release on bail, which was denied
them, after they were apprehended on charges of being implicated
in an international spy ring.
Curtis Tells Of Glass Pouring
For University's Giant Telescope

By LLOYD S. REICH
Twenty-three ladles of molten glass
were poured into a mold, completing
the pouring process in the manufac-
ture of the 85-inch mirror for the
University telescope which is to be
the third largest in the world, ac-j
cording to Prof. Heber D. Curtis, di-j
rector of the University Observatory,
who witnessed the process Tuesday
at the Corning Glass Works, Corning,
N. Y.'
Included in the group of astrono-
mers who made the trip to watch the
pouring are Dr. R. M. Petrie, mem-
ber of the observatory staff, and
Francis C. McMath and William
Kales, of Detroit.
The party witnessed the pouring
in the "blowing room," according to
Professor Curtis, where there was a
great glass furnace tank, which con-
tained about 70 tons of liquid pyrex,
and a mold, which with its white fire-
brick and hemispherical roof, resem-
bled an Eskimo igloo.
"The workers inserted a great ladle
into the furnace, and dipped up about
500 pounds of the hot pyrex. This
stuff is really hot, being at a tem-
perature of 1,600 degrees Centigrade,
or about 2,900 degrees on our ordinary
Fahrenheit scale," Professor Curtis
said.
The molten glass is then taken by
the ladle and poured into the mold.
After being kept at white heat for
Debate Semi-Finals
To Be Held April13
Four high school debating teams
survived the quarter-final round in
the Michigan High School Debating
Tournament held yesterday and will
meet in the semi-finals Friday, April
13, according to James H. McBurney
of the speech department who is
manager of the contest.
In the semi-finals Battle Creek
Central, affirmative, will oppose the
negative team from Gladstone, only
representative of the Upper Penin-
sula remaining in the contest. De-
troit St. Anthony, affirmative team,
will be paired with the negative team
of Lincoln High School of Ferndale.
The winners of the semi-finals will
debate for the State championship
Friday, April 27 at Hill Auditorium,
in conjunction with the annual meet-
ing of the Michigan Schoolmasters
Club.
In the quarter-finals Battle Creek
eliminated Coopersville, Gladstone
eliminated Oscoda, Lincoln High
School defeated Homer, and Detroit
St. Anthony defeated Detroit Red-
ford.

a day, the Michigan disk will be has an intimate understanding c
allowed to cool to room temperature. recent changes that have affected re
Perhaps by next October when an ligious and social institutions,
annealing oven is available, it will be Dr. Fisher to Preach
put into the oven and raised to a Dr. Frederick B. Fisher will pressr
temperature of 530 degrees Centi- the Rev. Turner at the morning serv
grade again. It will then be very ice and will preach at 7:30. p.m. of
slowly cooled, so as to remove all "flow Can I Get the Most out o
strains in the glass, and this cooling Human Existence?" The 7:30 p.n
process will take four to five months. service has been resumed for th4
"After the disk is finished, a year month of April in response to man
may easily be spent in grinding the urgent requests following the conclu
surface to a perfect paraboloidal sur- sion of a two weeks' Lenten Preachin
face, which must be accurate within Mission.
about one-five-hundred-thousandth' At the St. Andrew's Episcopa
of an inch at least," Professor Curtis tChurch the Rev. Edward M. Duff wi
explained. speak on "After Easter What?" Ther
This mirror and the 200-inch disk will also be a revival of the Easte
for the California Observatory are music at the 11 a.m. service. An out
the first reflecting telescope mirrors standing selection will be "The Gloria
of any great size to be made in this by Mozart. There will be no activ,
country. Previously mirrors could ities at Harris hall during the Sprin
only be obtained from European cast- Vacation.
ing companies. Prof. John F. Shepard of the psy
chology department will speak at tL
E T* T 1 - Unitarian church at 10:45 a.m. Sur
W il j U (fJJ(J day on "The Control of Our DE
sires."
BeoreHtouse'
.Club To Um0fy
ingeersAnd
WASHINGTON, April 5. -- (AP) ---
Dr. William A. Wirt, Gary, Ind., su- -tAW Studenti
perintendent of schools, was asked _
today to appear before a House com- An organization which seeks b
rnittee next Tuesday and name the unite students of both legal and er
administration officials who told him gineering interests, the Society o
President Roosevelt's counsellors were Industrial Lawyers, had its inceptio
planning to overthrow the govern- recently on the campus with moi
ment. than 20 members.
In an exchange of telegraims, Wirt Feeling a need to unite the tvw
asked for additional time in which fields of study on the converginr
to prepare his testimony, but Chair- points of latent law, public utilit
man Bulwinkle (Dem., N.C.) of the law, and railroad law, its membei
special committee, indicated this are to begin a program of talks b
would not be granted. In his last wire prominent men associated with ti:
to the educator, Bulwinkle asked if field.
Wirt would accept it as a summons. Dean Henry M. Bates of the Lav
S- School has expressed a hearty ap
proval of the subject, which will 1b
Illi sam C u is er enlarged if the hopes of the mem.
bers of the club are realized to ir
Suggests All-Star Team clude all those who are interested i
both engineering and law.
The "Daily Illini" has suggested
the formation of an all conference Offer
swimming team. "Such a team wouldO Life-Saving Classes
be sent against the Eastern and far For University Student
Western teams. The crying need for
such a team was said to be its ability The Red Cross organization of An
to unify Big Ten swimming." Big Arbor is sponsoring free classes i
Ten schools do not pay much atten- life saving at the Y.M.C.A. which am
tion to their swimming teams, and open to University students majorin
although the same lack of emphasis in physical education and any other
has been noted in other sports, any- interested in learning life saving
thing to stimulate the interest in Students may still enter if they com
aquatic activities is heartily recom- to the lesson today in the Y.M.C.A
mended. swimming pool.

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