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THURSDAY, DEC. 14, 1939

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Ann Arbor

Here Is Today's
In Summar

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A Ann Arbor youth who had beern
training as a cadet in the United
States army ari corps died Tuesday in
a federal hospital in Houston, Texas.
He was Robert Hoag, 22 years old,
who succumbed after a three-day ill-
Prof. Benjamin Wheeler, of the
history department, learned yes-
terday that he could buy a piece
of clty-owned property on west
Huron Street. Previously the sale
was delayed by the refusal of
Mayor Walter Sadler to sign the
deed ... but Sadler gave his sig-
nature yesterday.
* * * *
Don't plan to do your shopping on
the evening of Dec. 23. . . because
Ann Arbor merchants have decided
to celose their doors at 6 p.m. on that
A dislocated elbow was the only
injury suffered by a circus per-
former in a chair balancing act
Atthe Armory Tuesday night
when he fell 12 feet to the floor.
The circus is being sponsored by
the National Guard department.
Retail merchants have asked that
the city sign ordinance be changed
to permit the erection of projecting
signs on business buildings. A peti-
tion embodying the request was cir-
cuated at a merchants meeting on
Tuesday night.
ROTC Plans
medical Corps
Designed to provide training for
medical reserve officers in the U. S.
Army, the Medical R. 0. T. C. unit
here has steadily expanded its pro-
gram of study and has continually
increased its enrollment since its in-
ception in 193. Each year has seen
a large number of students signing
Up' for the course, until this year
practically all of the eligible fresh-
men in the Medical School have en-
listed, according to Lt. Co. Leon A.
Fox, director of the program.
The complete course requires four
years of study, combining intensive
military training with work in cer-
tain professional subjects not cov-
ered in the general Medical School
program. Those who complete the
four years' study may enter the Re-
serve Corps of the Army as first
lieutenant, in addition to receiving
full university credit for their course.
Summer Training Course
Featuring the program of the Med-
ical R. O. T. C. is a summer training
course at Carlisle Barracks in Penn-
sylvania, which is offered to those
who have finished either their soph-
omore or junior medical year. Camp
members have brought back to the
campus such enthusiastic reports
of their experiences at Carlisle Bar-
racks, that many of their fellow stu-
dents have become interested in the
Medical R. O. T. C., Colonel Fox says.
The Medical Field Service School
at Carlisle Barracks ranks as high
as any institution of its kind, and its
six-weeks training course for Med-
ical R. O. T. C. men in the north-
eastern states has become increas-
ingly popular. Approximately 300
representatives from various med-
ical schools participated in the camp
program this last summer.
Worked In Public Health
Colonel Fox, who led the Michigan
unit at Carlisle Barracks and has
planned the expansion of the Med-
ical R. O .T. C. course on this cam-
pus, has had a wide experience in
the field of public health. Soon af-
ter securing his doctorate in public
health at Johns Hopkins University

where he won the famed Sir Henry
S. Wellcome Award, Colonel Fox was
assigned to the Far East division, of
the U. S. Army. There he had an
opportunity to observe wartime med-
ical procedures, especially the hand-
ling of the cholera epidemic during
the early part of the Sino-Japanese
Since Colonel Fox's specialty is
preventive medicine, he has insti-
tuted an extensive course in this
particular subject for the Medical
R. 0. T. C. unit here. He has at-
tempted to stress the inter-relation-
ships between the civil and military
aspects of preventive medicine. His
cardinal aim has been to present an
accurate picture of the military med-
ical officer's career to the men en-
rolled in the Medical R. 0. T. C.
Conventions Draw
Business Faculty
Christmas vacation will mean ad-
ditional work and trips to Philadel-
phia for three members of the facul-
ty of the School of Business Admin-
istration this year.
Prof. Robert G. Rodkey will read

I Pickford'Shocked' At Fairbanks' Death
Leaving Chicago for New York, Mary Pickford said that the'death
of her former husband, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., was a great shock and
deep sorrow to his family and friends. She is shown at the station in
Chicago with her present husband, Charles "Buddy" Rogers
Michigan Girls Are Pacifistic
Would ate Fellows Not Enlisted

Flow Of Air
Through Fans
is Investigated
Prof. Calhoon Photographs
Sawdust Stream Moves
In Transparent Machine
By feeding a stream of sawdust in-
to a transparent fan housing, and
then photographing the sawdust's
movement by means of a slow motion
camera, Prof. Floyd N. Calhoon of
the mechanical engineering depart-
ment is conducting a study on the
flow of air through centrifugal air
fans of the type used in air condition-
The fan in question, Professor Cal-
hoon, pointed out, is not the ordinary
house fan. Rather it is the centrifu-
gal fan in which the air is drawn in
by a whirling fan at one point, thence
transported by centrifugal forceinto
a pipe-outlet, and subsequently car-
ried down the pipe to whatever use it
may be designated for.
Begun By Harold Dibble
Originally begun by Harold Dibble,
a former graduate student, the study
has been carried on by Professor Cal-
hoon for about one and a half years.
The purpose of the project is to see
if changes can be madein the fan to
improve its efficiency so as to get a
maximum of air pumping from a
minimum of power.
After constructing a fan housing
of "lucite," a transparent metal, the
actual story of how the fan works.
can easily be obtained. Balsa wood
sawdust and a high speed slow mo-
tion camera are the other necessary
components in the research.
Awd Sawdust Used
Astream of sawdust is fed into
the fan, the camera starts grinding,
and the manner of the fan's perfor-
mance can be determined by trac-
ing the sawdust's movements. The
camera is capable of taking 1,500
pictures per second, which is aspeed
about 25 times as fast as that attained
by the ordinary slow-motion camera.
Before balsa wood sawdust was used,
smoke was tried, but his proved un-
successful because only a cloud and
not a clear, distinguishable record of
the smoke's action was recordedNow
the velocity and distribution of the
sawdust in the air-stream can be
clearly determined, thus suggesting
means of improving the fan's effi-
At the present time Professor Cal-
boon's work has resulted in the film-
ing of some 1,200 feet of action. After
the work is completed, Professor Cal-
hoon plans to edit the films and com-
bine them into reels, thus recording
this study for students or others in-
terested in the future. Professor Cal-
hoon was given a Faculty Research
grant in. 1938 to aid him in carrying
,on his studies.

Reviews Needed
By Perspectives
Contributions Accepted
From All Students
Any student on campus may re-
view books for Perspectives, campus
literary magazine, under a new plan
to be attempted for the first time in
the next issue.
Edwin G. Burrows, Grad., book-
review editor, announced yesterday
that students desiring to contribute
to the magazine may leave their
names and the title of the book or
books which they wish to review at
The Book Room, on State Street
across from Angell Hall.
Reviews are desired of the follow-
ing books : "A Turning Wind," by
Muriel Rukeyser, poetry; "In Place
of Splendor," Constancia de la Mora,
autobiography: "Figures of Transi-
tion." Granville Hicks, fiction: "To
Step Aside," Noel Coward, fiction;
"The Cosmological Eye," Henry Mil-
ler, fiction; "Rimbaud's Season in
Hell," Delmore Schwartz, poetry;
and "New Directions, 1939," edited
by James Laughlin, anthology.
Others are: "America was Prom-
ises," Archibald MacLeish, poetry;
"The Red Kite," Lloyd Frankenberg,
poetry; "The Rejected Guest," Rich-
ard Aldington, fiction and "Night of
the Poor," Frederick Prokosch, fic-
Air-speedster Roscoe Turner has
charge of the aeronautics course at
Butler University.

?$L~ei? ereei r

and Lingerie from Jacobson's.
on State Street. Beautiful stock of
Christmas merchandise. We'll be
glad to help you. 308 S. State.
and she'll really be pleased. See
our selections. Marchande Furs,
607 E. Liberty.
HANDKERCHIEFS - 25c boxes,
Christmas Greeting Cards, 5 for 5
cents and 2 for 5 cents. All prices.
Wrapping materials, attractive de-
signs Tree ornaments, tree light-
ing sets. Kresge-corner State
and N. University.
stocks, kodaks, cosmetics, smoking
accessories, pen and pencil sets. See
our gift suggestions. Calkins-Flet-
cher Drug Stores. 324 S. State.
A FEW SUGGESTIONS for her from
Laura Belle Shop, 1108 S. Univer-
sty. Robes, hosiery, gloves, lin-
genie, jewelry, sweaters and scarfs.
WE CAN MOLD ice cream into love-
ly Christmas designs and give that
added touch to your dinner.
Superior Dairy.

THE IDEAL GIFT for everyone is a
book from Slater's Book Store.
Free gift wrapping. 336 . State.
FOR A SELECTION of unusual gifts,
visit De Fries Art Shop, 233 S.
Main St.
siery. Packed in Christmas box, in
desirable shades and sizes. Smart-
est Hosiery. Michigan Theatre
suede, calf and novelties in black
and colors, from $1.95 to $5.95. The
Elizabeth Dillon Shop, 'round the
corner on State.
Karpinski "2-3064" send them their
Favorite Magazine Subscription.
417 Hill.
YOU'LL MAKE Christmas' gifts a
lot easier' for him to digest if you
let. us, show' you our selection of
sportswear for men. Every man is
a sport. "Sportw ear Our Special-
ty." Men's Toggery, 514 E. Liberty.

Michigan girls from all four classes
both affiliated and independent, are
pacifistic if the opinions of 16 of
them who said yesterday that they
wouldn't consider their fellows heels
if they refused to go to war are taken
as an index of campus women's opin-
Many of these girls were emphatic
in their replies, asserting that not
only would they date those who
stayed away from the war, but that
they would refuse to participate in
enlistment campaigns.
Some of the replies to the ques-
tion, "Would you consider your fel-
low a heel if he refused to enlist in
case of war?" follow:
Sally Connery, '40Ed, No. On the
contrary, I think he'd be a heel if he
went. Not only do I think he'd be a
heel, he'd be crazy. I don't believe
in war unless it is a protective mea-
Rosalie Smith, '42, Not particularly.
As to whether I would refuse a date,
could I date him if he were at war?
I don't feel that strongly about it.
It's the fellow's business to decide
whether or not he wants to go to war.
Margaret Cornelius, '41. Yes, I
probably would feel he was a heel
underneath it all but I'm not for a
war. I'd date a fellow who refused
to go to war if he had a valid reason
and I didn't think he was a coward.
If everyone else went to war, I'd feel
he should go. I would not participate
in enlistment drives.
Jean Bowen, '42, No. I don't see
why he should have to go if he had
his own reason for refusing.,
Mary Virginia Bush, '41BusAd. No.
I'd just think he was smart. Cer-
tainly, I'd date him if he refused to
go to war. It's the only kind I would
date. The rest would be at war. No,
I would not participate in enlistment
Betty Brougham, '42, It depends up-
on the circumstances of the war. If it
Michigan Alumnus
Quarterly Review
Issued Saturday
A December issue of the Michigan
Alumnus Quarterly Review, said to
be the finest college literary maga-
zine in the United States, will be
issued Saturday.
Featured in the magazine are
articles on modern affairs by several
University faculty members, includ-
ing Prof. Lawrence Preuss, of the
political science department; Prof.
Henry W. Miller, of the engineering
college; Prof. John Eaton, of the
history department, and others.
The Quarterly Review has been
an official publication of the Alumni
Association for the past five years.
Wilfred B. Shaw, of the alumni re-
lations department, is editor.
It is probably the only college
magazine in the country which is
written exclusively about the Uni-
versity, by whom it is published. Most
of the contributing authors are mem-
bers of the faculty or alumni.
Circulation of the Review is be-
tween 5,0000 and 6,000 copies. It
first appeared in 1934.

concerned the situation of the coun-
try internally, we should fight but we
shouldn't get involved in foreign en-
tanglements. I wouldn't refuse to
date a fellow because he wouldn't en-
list-that's another reason they
shouldn't go to war.
Roberta Schreek, '43, I've heard too
many boys say that they wouldn't
want to go to war but I feel most
boys would be willing to fight if we
were involved.
Maya Gruhzit, '41, I would sympa-.
thize with them but if other people
were going I'd feel they were heels
if they didn't. If a fellow had enough
gumption to stand up for his own
conviction, I would admire him and.
would not refuse a date
Jessie Zschoerner, '41, I wouldn't,
censure a person because he wouldn't
go to war, nor would I participate in,
enlistment campaigns.
Liberal TopicsY
Are Discussed
By Law Group
During its seven years of existence,3
the Lawyers Liberal Club, an organ-
ization of law students,. has offered
its members opportunity to, discuss
problems which, though not of an
essentially legal nature, still affect
lawyers in their contact with the
rest of the world, according to Elmer
Cherinsky, '40L, president.
The term "Liberal" is applied to
the club in its real meaning, Cherin-
sky said, and does not imply that
the club is anything but broadmind-
ed. Liberal, in a legal sense, indi-
cates a wide and unbiased view.
The purpose of the club is to in-
terest law students in the relation
of law to political, economic and so-
cial problems. The study of practice
of law today is much different from
what it was a half century ago, Cher-
insky said, as evidenced by the scope
of subjects included in a modern
law curriculum.
In the past several years, speakers
at club meetings have included mem-
bers of the law, the business admin-
istration, economics, political science
and sociology faculties, Cherinsky
Barnard College this year. has the
heaviest student body in five years.
Average weight of its members is
126.6 pounds.

Hospital Social Service Offer s
Educational Facilities To Patients

Emphasizing a program of the
usual interests, methods and objec-
tives of children, Miss Dorothy Ket-
chem, director of the University Hos-
pital Social Service department, keeps
her patients' days filled with activity.
Her program is continually checked
with public school requirements, as
instruction in every subject is avail-
able besides entertainment facilities ?
Teachers in the hospital must be
fully qualified for their positions and
recognized by the Michigan Board of
Education, according to Miss Ket-
The arts and crafts room, the
hospital play room, indoors and out,
and the children's library are fully
equipped departments. Every play
facility, nevertheless, is chosen as a
form of constructive activity, she
continued. In this way, the time lost
in illness is not time wasted.
Besides the factors of normal
study progress and personality de-
velopment, the play program is cal-

culated to take the mind of a patient
off his physical discomfort and
thoughts of personal insecurity. As
a result of the program, children
from the ages of two to thirteen live
at the hospital for varying periods
of time without mental stresss.
The activities program is supported
by contributions from Ann Arbor
residents, the Kiwanis Clubs of the
state, and the Galens Society.
Through individual gifts of toys,
games, and materials for crafts work,
the social service department is able
to aid the Salvation Army, as only
suitable donations are accepted for
the children. Dolls must be un-
breakable and glass toys are not ac-

When in
Spend an Evening with
"The Ole Left-Hander"
and his orchestra.
Sunday Tea Dancing
3:30 - 6:00 P.M.
andolph & Wabash Chicago

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A Murder Mystery on his wedding night!
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