THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WVEINFESDAY FEB~. 21, 1644
At SRA Forum
Prof essor Carson's Talk
On Religion Criticized;
Soul Is Held Constant
There must be a supernatural force
behind the universe, because every
scientist bases his original hypotheses
on a hunch or revelation, Prof. Ra-
phael Isaacs, of the medical school,
yesterday contended at the Student
Religious Association forum, as he
criticized points of view raised by
Prof. Anton J. Carlson in his lecture
on "The Existencerand Nature of Re-
In answer to Professor Carlson's
statement that the idea of ahuman
soul was fallacious because man could
be greatly influenced by diet or drugs.
Professor Isaacs asserted that Carlson
was confusing the terms "soul" and
"personality" and that personality
was the modifiable factor, while the
soul remained constant.
Pointing out that the findings of
science are never final, Dr. Isaacs
claimed that the human factor was all
important in experimental findings,
and that man could not deny the
existence of a deity merely because it
had never been proven.
The SRA's first seminar in Oriental
Religions will be held at 7:30 p.m. to-.
day in Lane Hall with a brief lecture
by Mrs. Francesca Thivy on Hindu-
Mrs. Thivy, who is a graduate of
Madras University, Madras, India, is
the first of a series of speakers who
will, on successive Wednesdays, dis-
cuss Buddhism, Confucianism, Shin-
toism and Islam. The seminars are
designed for the benefit of students
and faculty members who have no
opportunity to take courses in orien-
tal religions for credit but would like
to study the subject.
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'A's' In All Subjects
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liday, '43, Frederick V. Hauser, '40,
Shirley P. Hecker, '43, Donald A. Hol-
man, '42, William G. Jackson, '41,
Irving S. Jaffe, '43, Mildred Janusch,
'43, Helen Jimerson, '41, Jean E. Krise,
'42, Leonard D. Kurtz, '41, Milton Le-
vine, '43, Henry Levenstein, '42, Jos-
eph S. Likovsky, '42, Isabella H. Lug-
oski, '42, Douglas A. Lyttle, '41, Bar-
bara MacLaughlin, '43, Kenneth P.
Sylvia S. Weivert, '40, John D. New-
burgh, '41, Harold S. Osterweil, '41,
Joan Outhwaite, '40, Seymour E.
Podolsky, '42, Elizabeth A. C. Rae,
40, Charlotte L. Robbins, '43, Hol-
brooke Seltzer, '41, Louis W. Sessions,
'41, Frederick W. Stanton, '43, Shir-
ley J. Stumpmeyer, '42, Margaret Van
Ess, '41, Sol M. Wezelman, '41, Ferne
E. Wheeler, '43, Aaron E. Whitehorn,
'43, Betty J. Whitehead, '42, Betty
May Nixon, '41.
Property Tax Loses Importance
Cost Of HIighways Is Being Shifted To Automobile
Owners, Pamphlet Released Today Reveals
Property taxes are rapidly losing
their importance as a means of finan-'
cing highways in Michigan, according
to the University Bureau of Govern-
Students in the Bureau claim that
the cost of highways-now about
$51,000,000 per year-is being shifted
from the shoulders of the property
owner to the automobile operator.
Not only is thetax burdenubeing
redistributed more fairly, but the
total cost of highways has dropped
sharply since 1932, it is pointed out.
According to Bureau statistics, roads
have cost an average of $51,000,000
per year since 1932, compared to the
$88,000,000 per year average between
1922 and 1931.
The highway situation is described
in a pamphlet released here today
by the University. Dr. Robert S.
Ford, director of the Bureau of Gov-
ernment and Marvin A. Bacon, re-
search assistant, prepared the re-
Dr. Ford points out that the pro-
perty tax for rural roads has been
virtually abandoned in Michigan, and
that there has been a material de-
crease in real estate taxes for city
In Michigan highway money is still
not distributed according to the
traffic on the road, the authors
charge. Their figures show that in'
1936 and 1937 county road systems,
with 17 per cent of the traffic, were
allocated 42 per cent of the tax re-
ceipts collected in their districts. State
trunk lines, carrying 61 per cent of
the traffic, received 53 per cent of
motor vehicle tax revenues. Non-
trunkline city streets, with 22 per cent
of the traffic, received 5 per cent.
Ford does not advocate any whole-
sale revision of distribution, though,
and he points out that the above
figures are the result of many his-
toric conditions which are gradually
being worked out as road equipment
With requests from old grads fill-
ing the mails and student orders
spurting in the last few days
there is every indication that there
will be a sell-out for each perform-
ance of the Union Opera, "Four out of
Five," according to Ted Spangler, '40,
Already half of each night's com-
plement of tickets has been reserved,
Spangler said. Among the stars of
former Operas who will attend the
opening performance Feb. 28, is Mike
Aimes, who was one of the most glam-
orous beauties in the Opera's history.
Still in dfect is the Opera's "ex-
change ticket" plan which permits
students to reserve tickets for the
Opera without specifying which night
they wish to attend. Exchange tick-
ets, available at the one-dollar or
75,-cent rate, are on sale in the Stu-
dent Offices of the Union and may
be exchanged later for definite reser-
Regular resrevations may be pur-
chased at the box office of the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre or may be
ordered by mail.
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Feature attraction on the Agenda
today for both engineers and those
with a limited technical knowledge is
the technicolor "flight" from San
Francisco to Hongkong via Pan
American Clipper presented by the
Institute of Aeronautical Sciences at
7:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall of the
Along more technical lines, thel
A.I.Ch.E. will sponsor a sound film
presentation and lecture on "Filter
Aids" by R. J. Amberg of Johns Man-
ville Corp. at 7:30 p.m. today in Room
1042 of the East Engineering Build-
A.S.M.E. members will hear Mr.
Waldron, director of industrial re-
lations for the Hudson Motor Co., in;
an analysis of labor relations in in-
dustrial plants at 7:30 p.m. in the
Friend Ashburn, so rumor has it,
is offering free lolly-pops to all fresh-
men who turn up at the meeting for
Technic tryouts at 4:30 p.m. today in
Room 3036 of the East Engineering
Building. Upper-class tryouts will
meet at 5 p.m. in Room 3046.
Flash! For those who save old
magazines and are itching for a little
grease in the palm, editors of the
Technic, after selling out their Janu-
ary issue, suddenly remembered that
they have files to replenish; there-
fore, cash remuneration will be given
for stray copies turned into the Tech-
nic office before this offer expires.
ASU Will Hold Informal
Dance In League Tonight
An informal Washington-Lincoln
dance will be held under the sponsor-
ship of the local branch of the Ameri-
can Student Union, beginning at 9
p.m. today in the Grand Rapids Room
of the League, Hugo Reichard, Grad.,
social chairman, announced yester-
Margaret Matthews, Negro vocalist,
will be featured in the floor show
which will be presented during the
intermission, Ruth Wellington, '40,
chairman of the entertainment com-
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Paper by A. H. Smith: "Agarics from
Architectural Building, courtesy Col- the Olympic Mountains of Washing-
lege of Architecture and Design. ton."
Lectures Association Seminar: During the
cc luresnext few weeks, the Association will
University Lecture: Dr. Francis G. present a Seminar in Oriental Reli-
Benedict, former Director, Nutrition gions, led by students who will lec-
Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution ture on the religious literature and
of Washington, will lecture on "Sci- customs of their countries. Mrs.
ence and the Art of Deception" under Francesca Thivy will lead the Seminar
the auspices of the Department of In- on Hinduism tonight at 7:30 at Lane
ternal Medicine at 4:15 p.m. today Hall.
in the Rackham Lecture Hall. The
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PAtTN OFFICIAL BJLLETIN
pubne is cordalny mvied.
University Lecture: Dr. George
Steindorff, Professor Emeritus of
Egyptology and former Director of'
the Egyptological Collection, Univer-
sity of Leipzig, will lecture on "From
Fetishes to Gods in Egypt" (illustrat-
ed) under the auspices of the De-
partment of Oriental Languages at
4:15 p.m. today in the Amphitheatre
of the Rackham Building. The pub-
lic is cordially invited.
University Lecture: Dom Anselm
Hughes, O.S.B., Prior of Nashdom
Abbey, Burnham, Buck, England, and
Honorary Secretary-Treasurer of the
Plainsong and Mediaeval Music Soci-
ety, will lecture on "English Mediae-
val Music from 900 to 1500" under
the auspices of the School of Music
at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, February
26, in the School of Music Auditor-
ium on Maynard Street. The pub-
lic is cordially invited.
Research Club will meet tonight
in the Amphitheatre of the Rackham
Building. Papers by Dr. C. C. Sturgis
on "The Present Status of the Treat-
ment of Pernicious Anemia," and Prof.
E. S. Brown on "The Restoration of
Civil and, Political Rights by Presi-
dential Pardon." The Council will
meet in the Assembly Hall at 7:40
Botanical Seminar will meet today
Chemical Engineers: There will bet
a meeting of the A.I.Ch.E. in Room
1042 E. Engr. Bldg. tonight at 7:30
R. J. Amberg of Johns Manville Corp.
will present a discussion and sound
movies on "Filter Aids."
A.S.M.E. Meeting: Mr. R. G. Wal-
*dron, Director of Industrial Rela-
tions of the Hudson Motor Car Co.,
will speak on "Current Labor Prob-
lems and Solutions" tonight at 7:30
in the Michigan Union. All engineers
University Girls' Glee Club: Re-
hearsal this afternoon at 5 o'clock in
Hill Auditorium; enter through the
rear doors. Attendance is compulsory
and all members are asked to be
prompt. No rehearsal tonight at 7:15.
Freshman Engineers interested in
trying out for the Michigan Technic,
meet in the Technic office, 3036 East
Engineering Building, at 4:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, Feb. 21. Regular tryouts
at 5:00 p.m. in Room 3046.
Engineering Building, at 4:30 p.m.
today. Regular tryouts at 5:00 p.m.
in Room '3046.
Sigma Eta Chi supper meeting to-
night at 6:00 p.m. Important that all
members be present.
Forestry Club Smoker is to be held
tonight at 7:30 in Room 305 of the
Union. Membership cards will be re-
quired for admission. Campers of
1939 are requested to bring their
LaSociedad Hispanica meeting will
be held tonight at 7:30 in Room 304
of the Union. Dr. Clover of the
Botany Department will show moving
pictures of Colorado. All members
are urged to come.
International Center Music Pro-
gram: The following program of re-
corded music will be presented at
the Center this evening at 7:30.
I. Concerto in D Major (opus 61)
Beethoven. (Fritb Kreisler, violin).
II. Symphony No. 7 in C Major,
.II. Fire Bird, Stravinsky. (Phila-
delphia Symphony Orchestra).
The Disciples Guild will have a
Washington's Birthday Party tonight
at 8:30 in the recreation rooms of
the church. Disciple students and
their friends are invited. Small
Jewish History class will meet to-
night at 7:15 at the Foundation.
Algebra Seminar will not meet this
week, but will meet as usual next
Thursday at 4 o'clock, with Mr. W.
M. Scott speaking.
R. M. Thral
Varsity Glee Club. All members
are reminded to get eligibility cards
from the Dean of Students' Office
for participation in any of the activi-
ties of the Glee Club. Regular re-
hearsal Thursday evening.
Michigan Dames: Party at the
League, Hussey Room, at 8 o'clock,
Friday evening, Feb. 23. Husbands
will be the guests of Dames. Ameri-
cana and bridge.
3030 or 7000
II By JUNE McKEE -
Never before have the broadcasting
classes had such swelling registra-
tion . . . In addition to Prof. Waldo
Abbot's two, and those of Professors
Crandall and Eich, another class has
been created, conducted by Jerome
Wiesner, Chief Radio Technician and
assistant to Professor Abbot.
During the past semester the old
alums in radio learned of the d ings
in the campus studio from the su-
perb News Letter Director Abbot
composed and sent out. So the for-
mer broadcasting students could find
out what their classmates are doing,
salient facts about each one were in-
corporated with campus studio news.
Jack Zuideveld (Walters for radio)
wrote in recently from WSAV, Savan-
nah. Three daily news broadcasts,
local talent auditions and commercial
business bookings help fill in his day,
while play-by-play baseball sports-
cast for the Savannah Baseball Club
are in line for the summer.
"The Diary of the Goddess of the
Inland Seas will be broadcast -for the
first time from campus through WJR
at 3:30 p.m. today. An original idea
in news dramatization, it will present
local and Michigan human interest
happenings. Jack Silcott, Grad., and
Frank Firnschild, '40, will direct.
the authority commented, relates to
the duties of a neutral state in pro-
tecting its neutrality. If such a na-
tion fails to protect its neutrality in
the case of one belligerent, he ex-
plained, other belligerents cannot be
expected to respect that neutrality.
In this connection, he pointed out,
Britain could cite numerous reports
of Norwegian vessels sunk in their
own waters by German submarines.
The British might well use this pre-
cedent as justification for their action
in the Altmark case, the statement
observed. Another, and surely more
humane, justification, it added, would
be the saving of the lives of the 300
British merchant sailors on the prison
ship. (Had Norway ordered the Alt-
mark to leave Norwegian territorial
waters, recent German practice indi-
cates that the ship would have been
scuttled rather than suffer capture,
thus resulting in the aforementioned
loss of life.)
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f o r a w i n t e r s n i g h t , t o l d i n t hsny b a k e s o, a r t y n o d m n w t t c i g i~
f asine~ .tl with every 5hivery detail, tb a young (an andhs girl yuitn thre mudein
of sitver ..nig outside the door! ... Wi you hear it? (It comes toE you in two installments
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FOR ALL THE
SPRING SOCIfLITES !
February 23. . . Mortarboard
March 1 .. . Frosh Frolic
March 8 ... Assembly Ball
March 15. . . Capitalists Ball
MY "M, WvLIA
We have assembled the loveliest, larg-
est and most outstanding collection of
Formal frocks we have ever shown.
And the prices are sure to please you.
In all the scintillating spring shades
$ .95 $.95
NEVER HAVE A DAUGHTER! You never
know, when she leaves the house, whether she'll come back
with a horse, a set of paints, a trombone, or a husband.
Push a daughter into this boy-girl,business, and you'll be
sorry. Don't push her, and you'll be sorry. Take the case of
Mary ... in Gladys Taber's new story, Letter to the Dean.
OUR NEXT PRESIDENT WILL BE ... Garner?
Joe Martin? McNutt? Taft? Wheeler? Dewey? New
York's Robert Moses dopes the chances of the current
dark and light horses and gives his fellow Republicans an
election tip in his Post article, The Political Olympics.
WHAT PILOTS NEVER TELL...and what passen-
gers never hear-are the words that fly between pilot and
co-pilot on a treacherous night when they're trying to set a
giant transport down in a tropical squall..Airline pilot Leland
Jamieson cracks out an exciting story of airline flying, in
this week's Post, Co-Pilots Don't Talk Back.
THE BARBER WHO EARNED HIS FUNERAL.
Old William, for private reasons, decided to collect his
DEATH OF A MOUNTAIN CLIMBER. Five
people who read this story in manuscript asked, "When
did this happen? I didn't see it in the newspapers." This
story of a conflict between two men on an icy peak 28,000
feet up is fiction, but it's so realistic you'll swear it actually
happened! Read Top Man, by James Ramsey Ullman.
SCREWBALL BUSINESS, BUILDING BOMBERS!
Do you know why it would be useless for foreign spies to
steal the blueprints for a U. S. Army bomber? Why the
"simple" business of building bombers drives sane produc-
tion men mad? Here's what goes onin thefactoryfromZtoA !
Read Bombers by the Pound.
UNCLE SAM, KEEP HANDS OFF MEXICO!
So you think Mexico would be all right if the Communists
left it alone? Cross out Communists,' says this author,
and write in Uncle Sam, and you're nearer right. An
informed Mexican shows you how Uncle Sam has balled
things up by meddling South of the Border.
AND . .. Another installment in Walter D. Edmonds'
(Miny with jackets)