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Students Favor
Flight Course
Offered Here
Michigan Students Enter
Fourth Highest Number
Of Training Requests
The University's flight training
course ranked fourth in the number
of students who applied for mem-
bership and third in the total flying
time logged, among the 13 college
courses sponsored by the Civil Aero-
nautical Authority, according to fig-
ures which that body released yes-
The University of Alabama, with
1,200 applicants, led in the number of
students applying. Also ahead of
Michigan, which had 153, were the
Georgia School of Technology, Kan-
sas University, and Purdue Univer-
sity. Bringing up the rear was North
Carolina State College, where only 35
students applied for admission to the
In the air, Purdue University got
off to an early start, and the report
disclosed that they had amassed a
total of 517 hours flying time. The
University of Alabama was second
with 30 hours in the air, and the
University of Michigan followed with
8 hours logged.
At tl same time, the CAA an-
nounced that the Ann Arbor Air
Service has covered their equipment
and personnel with $5,000 property
damage and $10,000 to $20,000 pub-
lic liability insurance.
The course operators were instruct-
ed by the CAA not to proceed at too
rapid a pace. "Students must not re-
ceive more than one-half hour in-
struction in any one flight period,"
the CAA notice said. Attention was
also called to the regtilation specify-
ing that "no instructor shall give
more than 6 hours of dual flying in-
struction in any one day, nor more
than 6 days of such instruction in any
7 consecutive days."
In order to keep in closer contact
with the progress of the prospective
pilots, the CAA asked that the stu-
dent's flight record form be sent to
them upon the completion of each
Jackson Worker Invents
Automatic Waffle Iron
E. J. Dunley, local maintenance
worker at the Jackson prison has
invented a waffle iron with an auto-
matic pouring ejecting device. The
new iron will eliminate many, diffi-
culties experienced by novice waffle
makers in pouring and removing the
waffle, according to the inventor.
Dunley is also the inventor of an
electrified bedspring, designed to
electrocute insects.

Story Of Ancient Ashurbanipal
Recouittid On Angel l all Slabs

Spivak ExposeS
N t i E1iioIIa ge
[a-nied Lcturer Attacks
Propaganda Work

University Hospital's Facilities
Coer Wide Ad Varied Range

Piety, Might And Learning
Dominated Old Assyrian
Ruler, Says Waterman
The tale of the all-powerful mon-
arch Ashurbanipal who cut off thej
heads of his enemies is told in the
inscription on a skillfully chiseled
Assyrian slab, now on exhibition in
2029 Angell Hall, according to Prof.
Leroy Waterman, chairman of the
Department of Oriental Languages.

Anicient P~raye.r Slob

Ashurbanipal, the last great Assy-
rian king, reigned in the 7th cen-
tury B.C., Professor Waterman said.
He was feared by his enemies as aI
mighty conqueror, respected by hiĀ§
people as a patron of the arts and
admired by his priests for his piety.
In keeping with this renowned
piety, Ashurbanipal had prayers to
his favorite deity inscribed on lime-
stone plaques one and one-half to
two feet square. These were placed
on the walls of his palace in Nineveh
in much the same fashion as mem-
orial tablets.
The limcstone prayer plaque on
exhibition, one of th r five in exis-
tence, to the God of writing, is ap-
proximately 18 inches square and
two, inches thick and has chiseled
cuneiform characters. Despite its
great age and the disintegrationI
caused by time, the inscription is re-
markably well preserved. Its trans-
lation made by Professor Waterman,
is as follows:
"To the God Nebo (god of writ-
ing), the exalted lord, who dwells in
the temple of Ezida, which is Niie-
veh, the object of whose care and the
solicitude of whose great divinity is.
Ashurbanipal, king of Assyria. With
the aid of his 'ivine assistance and
strengthened by his all powerful word
I waged successful battle and cut off
the head of Teuman, king of the land
of 'Elam; by his great command my
hands captured Ummanigash, Tam-
maritu Pi'e (and) Ummanaldash,
who exercised the dominion over
Elam after Teumman, and to the
carriage of state, the chariot of my
royalty, I harnessed them; and as
sovereign by means of his powerful
assistance, I established the decree
Dean Griffin To Discuss
Business Problems Today'
Dean Clare t. Griffin of the School
of Business Administration will speak
on "Problems In Business Today" at
the weekly vocational coffee hour to
be held at 4:30 p.m. today in the
small ballroom of the Union.
Dean Griffin's talk will be one of
a long series sponsored by the Union
during the current school year.

An ancient Assyrian slab, on
which the great King Ashurbani-
pal had chiseled a prayer to Nebo,
the God of Writing, is now on ex-
hibition in 2029 Angell Hall. The
slab is one of five in the world and
is indicative of Ashurbanipal's
of the realm throughout all the lands.
"At that time' with great blocks ofj
limestone, I enlarged the structure of
the temple of Nebo my lord. As an,
eternal habitation of Nebo joyously;
I beheld it. May it be acceptable in
thy sight (0 Lord). By thy mightyI
power may thy unchanging decree,
for a long life of distant days go
forth from thy lips on my bdhalf. My
feet shall tread the way to thy
temple of Ezida. In the presenceof
thy Divinity may they attain the
alloted goal of age."
Cissel To Discuss
Mackinac Bridge
Prof. JamesH. Cissel of the engi-
neering school will speak at a meet-
ing of the '35 Engineers Club in De-
troit today, on "Recent Developments
in the Proposed Mackinac Strait
Bridge." Robert O. Morgan, assistant
secretary of the Alumni Association,
will also attend.
The bridge, which will connect up-
per and lower Michigan from Macki-
naw City to St. Ignace, is as yet only
in the formative stage of planning.
Plans for it are being aided by a
government grant.
The meeting is the second in a new
series called by the '35 Engineers
Club this year.

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Navy Yard and questioned briefly by
the Dies Committee. The men had I
been to Germany, two of them ad-
mitted keeping blue prints of United
States ships over night. After being
questioned the men were told to tell
no one of the incident and nothing
more was ever heard of the case.
The Dies Committee has in its files
seven letters showing Nazi propagan-
da activities here, that James True,
author of the letter to Allen is work-
ing with them, and their former chief
investigator Edward Sullivan, who
had worked closely with Nazi agents,
was removed only after public opinion
made it a necessity, Spivak pointed
Japan Menaces Panama,
The Panama Canal, this "country's
life line" for trade and military de-
fense, has long been a subject of con-
rn for Japan, and at present Italy
and Germany are cooperating with
her, Spivak pointed out. Japanese
"fishing" boats are operating near
San Diego, a vital military base, he
said. These fishing boats, he ex-
plained, have steel hulls, a place for
machine guns and are equipped with
radios and more important, they
"don't fish." Their fishing lines, ac-
cording to Spivak, are well suited for
measuring the depth of water and
discovering how near to shore boats
may safely go.
Actions Are Stereotyped
Nazi activities follow a ,et pattern,
Spivak stated, a pattern which was
used in Austria and Czechoslovakia
and which is now being used in Mexi-
co, the South American countries and
the United States. Bunds are estab-
lished, propaganda spread, and when
the organizations are strong enough,
secret armies are .organized. It is up
to the American people, he concluded,
to put pressure on the Dies Commit-
tee to investigate these activities
here and to spread American propa-
ganda to counteract the effect of the
anti-democratic sentiments aroused
by the fascists.
Applications for membership in the
American Student Union, which were
handed out at the meeting, may be
turned in at a desk in the South
Lounge of the Union from 4 to 6 p.m.
today, Ruth Horland, '39, membership
chairman, said last night.
Faculty Shows Increase
There are 778 persons on the Uni-
versity of Michigan faculty with the
rank of instructor or over, the 1937-38
President's Report shows. This is an
increase of three per cent over last

The University Hospital, sixth largest in the country, may well be called
an hotel manager's fondest dream . . . with every room an outside room
construction started in 1920, legislative tie-ups necessitating a waitl
until 1925 before completion . . . total cost almost four million dollars . . .
latest addition: $400,000 neuro-psychiatric clinic recently opened . . . most
distinguished patient: former Gov. Frank Murphy, here for observation
several times last year . . . listed by American Medical Association as
finest collegiate institution of its kind in the country . . . took three million
bricks, 37,800 cubic yards of concrete and limestone, and over 1,200 tons
of reenforcing steel . . . one of few existent buildings able to boast of vary-
ing numbers of stories, dependent upon vantage point: six stories of building
proper, but nine floors are visible from the north side and 10 stories dis-
cernible on edge of "Sleepy Hollow" . . . roof contains well-equipped chil-
dren's playground . . . total beds: 1100, including various annexes-,
facilities available to physicians throughout entire state, who may refer
patients for examination and treatment.
Nazis To Restrict Universities
To Party Youth, Writer Asserts
(Editor's Note: This is the first of a Extending even to the university
series of articles on German universi-
ties under Hitlerism, as affected by last calendar, the order provided for com-
week's educational decrees.) pulsory education in government, war-
By LEONARD SCHLEIDER fare and "defense economy" during

Brink Elected
FlyingOf ficer
Local Club Head Honored
By National Conference
Glenn Brink, '39E, was elected sec-
retary of the National Intercollegiate
Flying Chib, it was announced last
night at a meeting of the University
Flying Club, which Brink headed for
four years.
Both Brink and this year's Presi-
dent, Edward Martin, '41E, plan on
flying to the Fifth National Intercol-
legiate Flying Conference to be held
March 20-21, in Washingon, D.C.
Among the speakers at that meeting
will be Col. Floyd Evans, Director of
Aviation of the State of Michigan.
Members of the club flew a total
of 951 hours the past year, according
to the annual report. Although this
figure was slightly under that of the
previous year, Martin said that it
gave the organization a chance to
win the Loring trophy which is award-
ed that group which shows the most
flying hours and the best results in
the yearly Intercollegiate Flying
Meet, in which Michigan placed sec-
A practice flying meet at the Ann
Arbor Airport was announced for
March 27 in order to prepare for inter-
collegiate contests scheduled with
Purdue University, Kenyon College
and Wayne University.
will place themselves in the service
of the people or they will disappear,"
Dr. Scheel's statement continued. He
called for increased nationalistic feel-
ing not only among students but also
among alumni. Then, as if admitting
that Nazi attempts to dictate what
Germany's youth will think had failed,
he demanded closer supervision of all
educational institutions throughout
Greater Germany.
"Until now all a student has needed
to enter a university has been an
Aryan grandmother and his second-
ary school diploma," Dr. Scheel went
on. "In the future, entrance to a
university will be possible only through
selection by the Party acting through
its student organizations."


Complete liquidation of the past
survivals of old Germany in the uni-
versities of the Third Reich was in-
dicated last week by the Education
Ministry's announcement that in the
future institutions of higher educa-
tion would accept only students selec-
ted by the National Socialist Party.
At the same time, according to the
New York Herald-Tribune, Dr. Gus-
tave Scheel, Reich Student Leader,
called for "a new type of student who
will be worlds removed from the earli-
er dishrag intellectual." Observers in-
terpret "dishrag" as meaning the
non-political, pacifistic student of
former days.
Similar in intent to last year's
"bloodless purge" of army moderates,
the Ministry decree will remove the
last vestiges of independence which
the universities have managed to re-
tain. Foreign correspondents view
this move as further evidence of the
desire of Germany's leaders to create
a limited elite within the structure of
the already festricted National Social-
ist Party.

vacation periods, the Herald-TribuneI
reported. Heretofore considered un-
hangeable, vacation periods will be
reduced to only two, Whitsun and
Christmas, and undeniable confession
that the policy of racial purity has
created a serious shortage of trained
officials. School sessions will last al-
most twelve months with vacation
periods devoted to intensified train-
ing of the dictators of the future.
"Either the Gexman universities

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