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March 19, 1941 - Image 8

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University Unites or NationalDefense

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Students Receive Training
For Work In Industry;
Faculty Active In Research
Army, Navy Units Enlist Aid Of Men Here
For Advisory Duties And Military Service

Active On University, National Defense Boards

Practically every department and office of the University as well
as practicaly every faculty member and student has cooperated during
s he past six months to make Michigan's role one of the biggest in the
general National Defense program.
In cver classroom in Ann Arbor men and women are being trained
to hold posts vita in defense;. in two departments additional men are
being trained for service in the nation's armed forces; in Michigan's
laboratories skilled scientists are%- -
busy at various defense research mittees is Dean Ivan C. Crawford
projects; Uiversity men are serv- of the College of Engmeering who
ing both in active and advisory served on a special seven-man
capacities on many National De- commission recently to determine
fense boards and, throughout the whether or not it would be advis- PROFESSOR V1HITE
University, faculty and students able to graduate engineers at the
have joined forces to serve better
the National Defense program, end of three and one-half years PROFESSOR HOPKINS
Well Justified For Defense work.
The main function of the Uot- Prof. A. E. White, chairman of
ermyin the National Defense the Engineering Research depart- and Navy departments have estab- now, due to the national emer-
vrsiamt s,yahemihtaexpec ment here, has been appointed lished ROTC units here designed gency. the government is counting;
the training of personnel in di- chairman of the committee on to train men to serve as officers more and more on Michigan to
verse fields. No less an authority metals of the National Research both in the army and navy, supply some of the skilled men
than Col. H. W. Draper, a member Council; Prof. B. P. Taggart of Instruction in both of these ne( ded in government posts.
of President Roosevelt's Selective the School of Business Adminis- R.O.T.C. units cover a compara- Four committees have beenI
Service Advisory Committee, has tration is doing statistical work on tively large number of subjects., formed at the University for the
announced that few schools are one of the advisory commissions The army branch offers a consid- purpose of coordinating defense
a well able to prepare men for to the Council of National Defense erable amount of teaching in en- efforts. The first was the Deans'
defense work as Michigan. and ot, N. N. Willoro of the gineerine. ordnance. signalT corps Committee which is composed of
Outside the classroom are great chemistry department has ren sik crnl medical corps work Dr. Louis A. Hopkins. director ofl
projects which are ex-mieth naa branch teaches the Summer Session, chairman:
i~oiarc pricos wicharecx-the National Defensec Council. usg i aa dvrsseho ciC .Tcns it~Gau
pecred to be of invaluable aid to . '-navig, : n, naval admmistration Dean C. S. Yoakum of the Gradu-
tue government in its attempt to Faculty Defense Work and seamanship. ate School, and Dean J. B. Edmon-
make the nation impregnable. The Others in National Defense posi- Because of the high calibre of son of the School of Education.,
importance of these projects is tioiis see Prof. Cel 1. LaRue and many of the University's depart- The work of this ,ccup has been
sufficiently large to necessitate a Pref. Harley Bartlett of the bot- meits and schools, the army, navy to study the various research pro-
considerable degree of secrecy in any department, who have been and marine corps have sent a large jects by governmental a<encies or
iegard to them, and. as a result, wosking in various projects of the number of men to Ann Arbor to members of the faculty which bear
little of a definite nature is known Department of Agriculture; Prof. study certain specialized subjects. upon National Defense and to
about the details of the research H. R. Crane and James L. Lawson At present there are a large num- weigh the relative importance of
here. But the fact that they are of the physics department who are bee of these experts in the College University needs and national ser-
significant is well recognized. doing research in Washington and of Engineering and several in the vice on the part of individual far-
Boston respectively, and Prof. I. L. La and Meteical Sehocls. And ulty men.
Both the army'aiod navy' have Safa fteeooiso
made good use of many men in Sarfman of the economics de-oia -
the University. An unusually larges partment who is sering as an ad-
numer f fculy mmbes, p-viser on labor problems arising
number of faculty members, ap- ou fdfneook
proximately ten per cent, are re- out of defense work.
serve officers in the United States In. addition, Dr. Carl Guethe.
Army and Navy, and a substantial director of the 'University mu-
group has already gone into active seums, has been made an officer
service. Recently, for example, of the National Research Council
Stanley Waltz, director of the to work on several research pro-
Michigan Union, took Iiscommis- 1ects; John Krause, wisehas beeno pd d Se r
sion as captain in the army and! connected with the physics de-i S l n t
Prof. Jesse Ormondroyd of the en- partment, is doing work in Wash-
tineering mechanics department ington; Prof. F. E. Bartell of the
became a lieut.-comdr. in the navy. chemistry department is serving
as consultant for the Picatiny Ar-i
to eits Eter rmy renal, and Prof. W. E. Bachiman
A large number of students have of the chemistry department has
also gone into the armed forces, been selected as a defense adviser.
among them four February grad- Atop the defense pyramid of .
uate fro theDepatmen ofthe entire nation are the army and-
Marine Engineering and Naval navy of the United States, sig-
Architecture who were appointed nificant parts of which have their
ensigns in the United States Navy. genesis here at the University.
Among the members of the fac- R.O.T.C. Instruction
ulty who have received important As is befitting a University the 'FOR 104 YEARS the Universit has be
posts on National Defense com- size of Michigan, both the War


Treat War Shock
Collaboratisg with the Army
and Navy Medical Corps in in-
vestigating methods of treating
chock, one of the major causes
of death in msodern warfare, is
the Simpson sirmorial Institute,
a branch of e 1ccUniversity tos-
Speciaigin in the stidy of
bleed disces'. lthe Institute is
searching f( a. material which
will increase blood volume upon
injection. This material must be
easy to tranport under condi-
tions of actual a'arfare and must
not require refrigeration.
Research is being conducted
to ascertain the causes of un-
favorable reactions of blood
transfusions. Grants of money
from the W. K. Kellogg Foun-
dation have enabled the Insti-
tute to make sludies.



en stead-

on its

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iy improvirg, bettering itself so as to mold men
and women more suited to serve their country.
Butterfield theaters have also been serving Michi-
gan students for many years, improving all the
time. The new theater being erected on State Street
is their latest improvement.
E. C. BEATTY, Pieiiient

332 South State



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