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Economics Faculty Serves Government



Knows His Work Sharfman, Haber, Peterson, '
Hoover Hold Advisory Posts
Memsers of tn( University's economics department have frequent-
y 'aced their abilities and specialized backgrounds at the disposal of
the tat, or national government. Consequently, when an emergency
like the present national defense program creates many economic
problems, it is nct surprising to find several members of the depart-
ment scrving as consultants on various federal projects.
Prof. ]. L. Shrfman, chairman of the department and one of the
foremost authorities in the country on railroads, has returned recently
from Rutland, Vermont, where he'--- - ----
was a member of a three-man' for the paper products industry.
board appointed by President frtepprpout dsr.
boa d ppontd b PrsidntHe has comipleted already work
Roosevelt to investigate a threat- He sar commtte inre soe
ened strike of 1,300 employes of and leather indutries.
the Rutland, Vt., RH. Haer Istrie
Sharfman has participated sim- Haber sciaec
ilarly in other disputes, in addi- ity is a member of the Social
tion to serving as a referee on the Security Advisory Council. He is
xRailroad Adjustment Board. SeriyAvoyCunl.H is
Rail dutent By oard also consultant to the National
Cromuythes mt Pane U Resources Planning Board on Re-
w=Ps obaly the iss.t active Uni-
versity economist at the present lief, unemployment, and security
PROF. WILLIAM HABER time is Prof. Edgar Hoover. He and is chairman of a sub-commit-
acts as consultant for four differ- tee of that hody on long-range re-
ent organizations, spending two lief planning.
Dweekends in Washington every During the last summer, Prof
I aHt month. He advises the National thorey Peterson was a member of
H ad N 'rte e ,Resources Planning Board in the! he economics staff of the com-
formulation of principles for the mission consumer division in the
He nd location of defense srojath tional Defense Commission.
-san expert on location he also
Tworks on the St. Lawrence Water- --- -
A little-known but significat ways project.
function of this University is its Hoover serves on the two com-T
activity as the foremost center of mittees for the wages and hour
administration. One is for the e 1 nJ' i
fisheries research in the country, clay products industry, the other
according to Dr. John Van Oosten,---
head of the Great Lakes bureau of ('1
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service OIUClUh11L
located here on the campus.
Through a unique tie-up with Cen
two organizations. Dr. VanOosten's1
agency and the institute For Fish- Fenton YouthO n
eries Research of the Michigan
Department of Conservation, the
University has conducted research, Rackham Project "--
developed new methods of fish a
conservation, and trained experts ' Provides For Teaching
in the field who now occupy prom- Of Good Citizenship '
inent positions in states from coast
to coast, in the Federal service, With the slogan "Something
and even in the distant Orient. I For Everyone" to guide its ac- I
Laboratory Facilities tivities, the Fenton Community t""
The University provides labora- Center, which is endowed by a
tory and library facilities, and fa- Rackham Fund, provides Fenton
ulty cooperation for the State and with a center for the promotion
Federal agency located on campus. of leadership, good morals, bet- #
These two organizations are also ter health, educational advance-
tied up with the graduate school, ment, recreation, social enjoy-
employing students and donating ment and civic improvement.
fellowships for research. The Fenton project is de-
The Institute for Fisheries Re-
search concerns itself with meth- igned set a pattern for other
communities in the state and
ods of improving fish life in inland to help promote the principles
lakes and streams, while the Fed- of good citizenship in all com-
eral agency's work is confined to nunities, as well as to be of
the Great Lakes. The research service to the people of Fenton.
carried on within the University Program For Everyone
itself is of a more general nature. It is intended that the Coi-
Established in 19311 isiunity Center and its program
The Institute was established at should be used by everyone in I
the University in 1930 by the Fenton and the rural districts
Michigan Department of Conser- surrounding Fenton, regardless -
vation to study and improve exist- of social, economic, or religious i "
ing conditions in the waters of the position. No closed organizations
State and to aid the fisherman. are allowed to exist or operate
The director of the Institute is in the Center's name. All or-
Dr. A. S. Hazzard. ganizations sponsored by the
One of the accomplishments of Center are open to the public,
this organization is improving the and no membership fees are
methods of stocking of fish inchrsed.
Michigan lakes. Before the Insti- Fund Aids Center Es
tute began the work, stocking was Support for the Center comes
done at random. partly from the $200,000 gift en- I
By careful study they have been dowment of the Horace H. and #
able to ascertain what species are Mary A. Rackham Fundypre-
best suited to survive in the vani- sne n13 n atyb
ous waters. Often stocking failed charges made for rentals. It is
because waters were overpopulated no -profit, non-partisan organ-
and thus species were stunted from ization and its program is not
lack of sufficient food. The Insti- conducted for commercial pur-
tute by indicating such overpopu- poses.
lated waters is able to save many The Community Center of
fish from extinction. Fenton earnestly desires to pro-

vide worth-while and wholesome I
50,000 Examinations activities for all ages and inter- -InT1-V-TS1*
eats. As part of the work ad- JL i tc i
More than 50,000 tests in a wide ministered by the Rackham
range of subjects have been dis- School of Graduate Studies, the
tributed to Michigan schools un- Center is a project successful inBURTON MEMORI
der the Bureau of Educational its effort to assist the citizens
References and Research in the of Fenton and the State of
School of Education. Michigan.

Teachers Play With Blocks
(But They're Made Of Glass)
From the University's Harri- analysis of molten steel within
son I R.nsll La rator for-E six minutes.

61 1V. M U 1 -J ~ 'w y, 1
merly known as the East Physics
Building, have come a large
number of discoveries, all of
which have been instrumental in
promoting the health, safety
and comfort of the general popu-
One of the leading research.
projects which has been con-
ducted there is the study of noise
reduction in both motors and
gears, a project that has re-
sulted in quieter automobiles,
trains, airplanes, washing ma-
chines, vacuum cleaners and the
Aids Air Defense Work
Due to work done here on the
analysis of steel by means of a
spectroscope, many manufac-
turers have been able to speed
up their production-a particu-
larly important aid in the Na-
tional Defense program. A plant
in Muskegon is making much
use of this improved method
which enables them to get an

The-science of medicine has
been aided by the development
here of a method of discovering
the presence of lead and other
harmful metals in the blood.
This, may well lead to a sub-
stantial decrease in metal pois-
With the increased use of glass
blocks for housing purposes,
Michigan's work in the transmis-
sion of light through these blocks
becomes all the more significant.
By means of this study, indus-
try will be better able to manu-
facture glass blocks in the future
which will allow more light into
homes and factories.
Research on different types of
oils and the gasolines which have
come from them has been of help
to the automotive industry and
newly developed methods of de-
tecting flaws in roller bearings
have been of service to almost
every manufacturer in the na-

ersitY Musical Society
E d
.ratu ations
to the
SINCE 1879-1880
ty Musical Society
'AL TOWER ... CHARLES A. SINK, President


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