T'H E IMICHIGAN DAILY-
i'HURSDAY, iARCH 13, 1941
Will Give Talk
Local Sigma Xi Chapter
ToHear National Headt
Give Rackham Lecturet
Dr. Edward Ellery, national pres-;
ident of Sigma Xi,\honorary research
society, will address members of the
local chapter on the subject "Sigma
Xi Matters of National Importance"c
at 8 p.m. Saturday in. the Rackham
In his talk Dr. Ellery will discuss
the use of financial resources to pro-
mote research, grants-in-aid, na-
tional lecturers, the publication of
national lectures and the practices of
electing "associates" and "members"
to the organization.
A dinner will be given in honor of
Dr. Ellery at 6 p.m. Saturday in the
Union. Those desiring to attend are
urged to contact the local Sigma Xi
secretary, Prof. F. L. Everett of the
engineering mechanics department,
as soon as possible.
Dr. Ellery has been a member of
the faculty of Union College, Sche-
nectady, N. Y., since 1904, serving at
various times as professor of chem-
istry, dean of the faculty, chairman
of the faculty and president. At the
present time he is chairman of the
school's Division of Science.
He has been Phi Beta Kappa lec-
turer at both the University of Mich-
igan and the University of North
Dakota and has spoken abroad at
such schools as the Universities of
London, Belfast, St. Andrews, Glas-
gow, Aberdeen and Durham.
To Talk Today
Topic Of Harvard Doctor
Is 'Aesthetic Measure'
"Aesthetic Measure" will be the
topic ofhaUniversity lecture to be
delivered by Dr. George D. Birkhoff,
Perkins Professor of Mathematics of
Harvard, at 4:5 p.m. tomorrow in the
Natural Science Auditorium, spon-
sored by the Michigan Academy of
Science, Arts and Letters.
Receiving his PhD at Chicago, Dr.
Birkhoff was awarded honorary doc-
torates by the University of Poiters
in 1933, the University of Paris in
1936, and the University of Athens in
- Dr. Birkhoff is dean bf the faculty
of arts and siences at Harvard as
well as Perkins Professor, and received
the Querin-Stampalai prize in 1919.
He was awarded the Bocher prize
in 1923, the A.A.A.S. prize in 1926,
and acted as an officer of the Legion
d'Honor in 1936.
Featuring a series of papers on howF
to study, the Michigan Technic, of-
ficial Engineering College Publica-
tion; will make its sixth appearance
of the year Monday, George Weesner,
'41E, editor, announced yesterday.
The papers, which were compiled
and edited by Burr J. French, '42E,
were written by Prof. A. D. Moore
of the electrical engineering depart-
ment, head mentor of the College
of Engineering, and five of the lead-
ing engineering students on campus.
The students who contributed were
Blaine Kuist, '41E, a member of Tau
Beta Pi; Charles M. Heinen, '41E,
secretary-treasurer of the Union;
Harry G. Drinkamer, '41E, pres-
ident of the senior class; Robert
J. Morrison, '41E, president of Tau
Beta Pi and the Engineering Coun-
cil, and George H. Hanson, '38E
Tau Beta Pi fellow.
Other leading articles include "Sun
Spots" by Henry W. Bloch, '43, a
discussion of a theory which has been
offered to explain this type of phe-
nomenon, and "30,000 X" by Arthur
W. C. Dobson, '42E, which explains
the workings of the University's new
To Speak Here
Allen Will Address Medical
Speaking on "The Ovaries and
Their Hormones," Dr. Edgar Allen,
anatomy professor at Yale University
School of Medicine, will give a Uni-
versity lecture at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow
in the Rackham Lecture Hall, under
the auspices of the Medical School
Dr. Allen, who began his teaching
work at Washington University in St.
Louis from 1919 to 1923, became full
professor at the University of Mis-
souri in 1923 and from 1930 to 1933
was dean of the medical school and
director of the university hospital.
Becoming professor of anatomy at
Yale in 1933, Dr. Allen was made
chairman of his department, a posi-
tion he still holds. In 1931 he was
vice-president of the Association of
Anatomists, and is now a member of
the American Medical Association,
the Society of Zoologists, and the
Association for the Study of Internal
To Speak On Haiti,
Land Of Voodoo'
Harold Courlander, authority on
Haiti and on the interpretation of
Afro-Haitian music, will speak on
"Mysterious Haiti-Land of Voodoo"
at 8:30 p.m., Friday, March 21, at
the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Courlander is a graduate of the
University, and was a Hopwood win-
ner during his attendance here. He is
author of "The Caballero," "Swamp
Mud," and "Haiti Singing," among
Part of his program will include
parts of a collection of primitive Afro-
Haitian music he recorded for Colum-
bia University on a special expedi-
tion into the hills of Haiti.
Admission is 50 cents.
Art Poster History
Exhibit Now Open
The Ann Arbor Art Association is
showing an exhibition entitled "A
History of the Modern Poster," daily
from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Alumni Me-,
Posters from such famous artists
as Toulouse-Latrec, Cassandre, and
Kauffer are being shown. The exhibi-
tion represents the poster art of
many countries, including Germany,
England, France and the United
The exhibition will continue
through March 24.
Dam Opens Power Service March 22
Instruction in fingerprinting, pre-
paratory to their civil fingerprinting
campaign next week, was given to
Alpha Phi Omega, national service
fraterntiy, by Sgt. Eugene Gehring-
er of the Ann Arbor police depart-
ment yesterday in the Union.
Fingerprint expert of the local po-
lice force, Sgt. Gehringer instructed
the individual members of the group
in the technique of civil fingerprint-
ing and the benefits of the system.
Headed by William Ager, '43, chair-
man of the special project, Alpha Phi
Omega has already received equip-
ment for the fingerprinting of at
least 5,000 students here Monday,J
Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17,'
18 and 19.
University officials yesterday grant-
ed Room 4, University Hall to the
;roup as project headquarters and
will later assign them to an undesig-
nated room in West Engineering
French School Fosters
Poetry Sinee 1323
A remarkable record has been es-
To Be Offered
Engineering College Aids
National Defense Plans
With Nw Short Course
A National Defense Short Course
on Machine Design will be offered
through the facilities of the Univer-
sity Extension Service by the engin-
eering college in cooperation with
the United States Office of Educa-
tion for the first time at 7:00 pm.
Monday in Rom 229 West Engineer-
The machine design course will in-
clude strength of materials, screws,
riveted joints, shafting, keys, coup-
lings, brakes clutches, flywheels, spur
gears, bearings, wire ropes, cams and
Meeting two evenings a week, the
class will continue over a period of
16 weeks. Applicantsfor admission
should have had at least one year in
an engineering college, or its equiv-
Since the course is non-credit,
there will be no tuition charge. Mr.
C. W. Spooner, instructor in mechan-
ical engineering, will conduct the
There will be a meeting of all
new Gargoyle editorial staff try-
outs at 4 p.m. today.
TODAY at 2-4:15-7-9:15 P.M.
MIGHTIEST OF OUTDOOR
Demands for more electrical power to answer def ense program needs have so stepped up the program at
Grand Coulee dam (above) in Washington State that the dni will start to furnish power on March 22 when
two 10,000-kilowatt station service generators are cut into th& Bonneville transmission line. Grand Coulee
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will then be contributing kilowatt hours to Pacific Nor thwest needs, and t
sioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, will be going into ust two years
on the Columbia River,,was started in 1933, is 550 feet high and 4,300 fe
of concrete, is believed the largest structure ever erected by man
All Comets Believed Permanent
In Solar System, Maxwell Says
By HOWARD FENSTEMAKER taken in the course of our mad rushi
Astronomers now believe all comets through space, the theory formerly'
to be permanent members of the so- held, Prof. A. D. Maxwell of the as-
lar system, instead of being stray tronomy department declared in an
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Basis for this belief, Professor Max-
. well explained, is that the orbit of a
CAA Va an ie Icomet entering the solar system and
approaching the sun would necessar-
ply take the form of a hyperbola.
N ow Available There has never been a case of such
a comet, Professor Maxwell contin-
The CAA primary flight training ued although several have left the
cousestrtig extwek, asroomf solar system in that way because of
course, starting next week, has r gravitational deflection of the plan-
for 10 more students, Prof. Emer- es
son W. Conlon of the aeronautical ets.
snineern departen anonutced Furthermore, he added, there is no
engineering 'department 'announcedI
yesterday. proof against the theory that the
orbits of all comets are elliptical in
Application may be made by any shape, and therefore that ,these
local resident with two years of col- bodies remain with the sun and plan-
lege work completed, and who is be- ets. Many orbits, now determined as
tween 19 and 26 years of age, to the having a parabolic shape, which
department office in the East En- I would bring such a comet near the
gineering Building. sun only once, may be only elongated
The course will include both flight ellipses, he said. In such a case, he
and ground school training and is pointed out, all comets would return
expected to conclude late in May. A at periodic intervals.
private pilot's license will be given up- Two new comets have already been
on successful completion of the discovered since the beginning of the
course. year, Professor Maxwell declared, and
The $37 tuition covers all expenses another which makes its apperance
including transportation to and from every three years has also been lo-
Ann Arbor airport. cated by astronomers. Five or more
._ 1comets, on the average, are observed
rr . +-^-,every year, he added.
Parents 1 I sCiss Professor Maxwell also pointed out
r7, the fact that many valuable con-
estin Prograin s tributions to comet study are made
by amateur star-gazers, because they
"The Testing Program and Growth have more time to scan the skies in
Studies' at the University Elemen- search bf unusual stellar phenomena.
tary School" will be the topic of dis- By means of "patrol cameras," he
cussion at a meeting of parents at said, the Harvard College Observa-
8 p.m. today in the regular classroom tory has also added much comet
of the Elementary school, Mrs. Ar- knowledge by photographs of the
thur W. Bromage presiding. entire field which are made from
Margaret Kirkpatrick, head teach- timeto tie.
er, will describe the part played by
the special testing in the daily cur-
riculum, and Elizabeth Mechem,
psychometrician, will present in de-
tail the specific tests. Projected
charts and graphs will demonstrate
the children's growth curves.
'e dan, says SohnC.rage, Commnis- tablished by the Academy of Floral
ahead of schedule. Grand Coulee, Games for a consistent fostering of
et long. It contains 11,250,000 yards interest in the art of poetry in France
through the wars and political up-
heavals of the last six hundred years,
Prof. Edward L. Adams of the Ro-
Al mance Languages Department said
Ann r or in a lecture yesterday, sponsored by
Le Cercle Francais.
Hw The Academy was formed in 1323
Here Is Today's News under the name of the Consistory of
In Summary Gay Knowledge for the expressed
purpose of reviving an interest in
Hit squarely in the middle by a troubadour poetry, Prof. Adams ex-
50-mile-an-hour Ann Arbor railroad plained. This type of poetry reached
its peak in the 12th and 13th cen-
pasenger train, a car driven by Ed-'turies, but had come to an end be-
win Saunders of Dexter township cause of political conditions.
was smashed into a pile of junk and Renamed the Academy of Floral
Saunders was killed instantly yester- Games n 1694, the.Academy's main'
day morning. interest was poems of love, Prof. Ad-
The accident occurred about fif- ams pointed out. Prizes were awarded
teen miles from here at the Willis for the best works. These were a
golden violet, a silver eglantine, and
Rd. grade crossing near the Urania a silver marigold,thus accounting
station. for the name: Academy of Floralf
George M. Downs, co-manager of
the Ann Arbor airport and co-owner
of the Ann Arbor Air Service has
taken a new job as instructor of
Civilian Aeronautics Administration
inspectors at Houston, Texas, it was
Downs has sold his interest in the
Air Service to his partner, Dwight
Reynolds. His new work will be con- s
cerned with acting as an instructor :: '
in the instrument (blind) flight sec-
tion of the CAA's newly established
"standardization" training center.
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