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wEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 1941

J. 0. Perrine
To Demonstrate
Artificial Voice
Talking Machine Exhibited
At San Francisco, New
York Fairs Two Years
Demonstrating the well-known me-
chanical voice popularly known as
'"Pedro the Voder," Dr. J. O. Perrine,
assistant vice-president of American
Telephone and Telegraph, will pre-
sent a lecture-demonstration Thurs-
day, May 22, in Hiil Auditorium,
Prof. Benjamin F. Bailey of the elec-
trical engineering department an-
nounced yesterday.
On display for two years at the Bell
exhibits at both the New York and
San Francisco World's Fairs, the
talking machine will be put through
its .paces. For example, it will jump
from a woman's treble to a deep bass
with the flick of a switch.
Entitled "Artificial Creation of
Speech," Dr. Perrine's accompanying
lecture will explain the apparatus
and will explain such things as the
mechanical difference between such
words as "shirts" and "church," or
why the talk of the Chinese sounds
different than that of an Englishman.
Coming direct from two engage-
ments in Detroit this past week, Dr.
Perrine will give lectures in Grand
Rapids and Saginaw following his
talk here. He will be accompanied by
a staff of technical assistants wh
will aid in setting up and operating
the apparatus.
Dr. H. Sigerist
Wil Deliver
Speech Todayi
Dr. Henry E. Sigerist, Welch Pro-
fessor of History of Medicine at Johns
Hopkins University, will speak at 8:15
p.m. today on the history of medicine
in the auditorium of the W. K. Kel-
logg Foundation Institute. His talk is
sponsored by Alpha Omega Alpha,
honorary medical society.
Dr. Sigerist, who is an outstanding
exponent of socialized medicine, at-
tended the University College of Lon-
don, the University of Munich, and
received his M.D. at the University
of Zurich in 1917.
Since 1921 he has been an authority
on medical history, which he taught
in the University of Zurich and in
the University of Leipzig. Since 1932
he has been director of the Institute
of the History of Medicine at Johns
As an author, Dr. Sigerist has writ-
ten many books in German and Eng-
lish. Among his better known works
are "The Great Doctors," "American
Medicine," "Socialized Medicine in
the Soviet Union."
White Ill In Hospital !
Professor Leslie A. White, Acting
Chairman of the Department of An-
thropology, has been ill in the Uni-
versity Hospital with pneumonia for
the past two weeks.

Professional Man Supply Is At
Low Level, Pettyjohn Warns


A warning that the supply of man-
power is at a dangerously low level
in those specialized professional
fields important in defense was given
;esterday by Prof. Elmore E. Petty-
ohn, of the chemical engineering de-
Professor Pettyjohn, who had ob-
Iained his information in a memoran-
dum from the National Headquarters
-f Selective Service, stated that, en-
aineers in certain fields of training
might be deferred from conscription
for periods of six months at a time.
He believes that the supply of such
men must be increased by every
means within our grasp and that the
flow of trained engineers to industry
;r into the commissioned armed for-
ces should not be interruyted by any
agent of the government.
A Lieutenant-Commander in the
fAnn Arbor

Here Is



Reports of two Manchester farmers
that they had seen and talked to Miss
Hazel Briggs on the afternoon of the
day she disappeared led Sheriff John
L. Osborn and a dozen of his depu-
ties on a search of the neighboring
Manchester farms yesterday for other
persons who may have seen the 38-
year-old Detroit woman whose dis-
membered and burnt body was found
in a rubbish dump last Friday.
The officers, accompanied by Pros-
ecutor George Meader, scoured a
four-mile area which included the
dump in which the body was found,
the spot where she was last seen and
the home of her mother, Mrs. Stella
Briggs, in the village.
After a partial autopsy, Dr. Robert
J. Parsons, University pathologist,
told the sheriff that he did not be-
lieve that he would be able to discover
the cause of death "because the few
remains of the body offered so little
with which to work." It is yet un-
known whether the skull fracture wa;
caused by a death-dealing blow or
the heat of the fire in which the vic-
tim was burned.
Eight local groups comprise the
rect ntly organized Ann Arbor Com-
m ttee on the United Service Or-
ganizations, which will join in a
nationwide campaign to raise funds
for recreational, entertainment and
religious facilities for soldiers, sail-
ors and defense workers.
June 3 was set as the date for
the local fund raising drive with
a quota of $6,000. Osias Zwerdling,
president of the committee, said
that procseds from the campaign
will be strictly for the benefit of
those in the armed forces or in-
dustrial defense plants. None of thej
money will be used by local social
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of
the use of telephones in Ann Arbor.
an exhibit of all types of 'phones is
on display in the lobby of the Michi-
gan Bell Telephone lobby at 319 E.
Washington St.

Naval Reserve, Prof. Pettyjohn, who is
also advisor to the state on occupa-
tional deferments, declared that all
students in the fields of civil, electri-
cal, chemical, mechanical, mining and
metallurgical engineering, chemistry,
dentistry, and medicine, who have
studied long enough to have gained
┬░onsiderable experience and who have
maintained high scholastic averages,
should be deferred in order to insure
their availability to national defense.
Although the following departments
have not been studied, Pettyjohn
thinks that shortages will exist in
agricultural and sanitary engineer-
ing, pharmacy, physics, biology, bac-
teriology, geophysics, meteorology,
hydrology and cartography.
The American Council on Educa-
tion has proposed a system which
would have the student submit an
application for deferment to the
chairman of his department in school,
who would turn the application over
to the local draft board; at the same
time, the officials of the college or
university woud give affidavits testi-
fying as to the student's standing,
.curses and occupational objectives,
together with a general evaluation
of him as a necessary man.
Professor Pettyjohn emphasized the
fact that any student who desired
deferment would have to initiate his
own request, and that scholastic rec-
ords will be considered of extreme im-
Ezra Kotcher
Will Lecture
Aeronautical Engineering
Department To Present
Five Lecture Series
Ezra Kotcher of the Air Coi-s En-
gineering School at Wright Field,
Dayton, Ohio, will present a lecture
on "The Compressibility Burble and
Its Relation to the High Performance
Airplane" at 11 a.m. tomorrow in
Room 1042 East Engineering Build-
This will be the first of a series
of lectures designed to round-out the
regular program offered by the aero-
nautical engineering department and
to also give the graduating engineers
a more. thorough and comprehensive
knowledge of the problems confront-
ing the aviation industry.
The second lecture of the series wil
be given May 20 by VernonOutman,
Chief of Aerodynamics of the Glenn
Martin Co.. Baltimore, Maryland. The
topic of his talk will be "Airplane
"Design of Seaplanes and Flying
Boats" will be discussed May 22 by
J. T. Ellis of the Dow Chemical Co.,
formerly with the Vought-Sikorsky
Aircraft Co.
Lt.-Commander William H. Meller's
USNR lecture May 27 will be on "Ra-
tional Methods of Calculating the
Magnitude and Distribution of Air
Loads 'Due to Pitching and Rolling
The final talk of the series will
be given May 29 by C. S. MacNeil,
Chief Engineer of the Aroproducts
Division, General Motors, on the topic
Design and Selection of Propellers."
Doctor Culler



WHERE THE NAVY TESTS SHIP D E S I C N S--Inthis1,300-foot-long tunnel above
ground, the David W. Taylor model testing basin near Carderock, Md., U.S. naval architects put care-
fully designed ship models through performances that will improve designs for larger-sized craft.
Insulation in tunnel assures temperature control so that instruments can give accurate data.

T R A V E L E R-Some 48 years
of traveling hasn't dulled the In-
terest of Burton Holmes (above),
71, in sartorial effects. Years ago
he was included in men's "10
best dressed" lists.

A D D E N I C M A S-Always prominent in each new batch of
wartime rumors about Spain is Generalissimo Francisco Franco.
(left), shown with his army minister,. Jose Varela, reviewing
troops on the day Spain celebr'ated second anniversary of peace,

DOG'S BEST F R IE ND-with the help of this carriage
Skippy can get exercise despite paralyzed hind legs, thanks to Dr.
J. Lebish (above), N. Y. veterinarian. Boots on the dog's rear 'feet
prevent injury from contact =with the ground.



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Call 4850 or inquire 806 Hill.x
room apartment-3-way ventila-
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To Give Talk

Psychologist Will Lecture
At KelloggInstitute
Dr. Elmer A. Culler, professor of{
psychology at the University of Ro-
chester, will deliver a University Lec-
ture on "The Limiting Form of the
Learning Curve" at 8 p.m. tomorrow
in the W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Institute Auditorium.
Best known for his experiments I
on the localization of separate tones
in the cochlea of the ear, Dr. Culler
was winner two years ago of the
award of the Society of Experimental
Psychology. He has also served as
president of the Midwestern Psy-
chology Association.
T ruck Driver Hurt In Crash
James K. Kewley, Ann Arbor truck
driver, was seriously injured at 5:30
p.m. yesterday in a collision near
Inkster on Route 112. His conditiop
was described as critical.


William H. Pouch (above) of
New York has been named
D.A.R. president general for a
three-year term, to succeed Mrs.
Henry M. Robert of Annapolis,
Md. Mrs. Pouch was chosen at a
recent D.A.R. congress.

A L L- W E L D E D S H I P-The African Comet, shown in a designer's sketch, will be launched in
June at Pascagoula, Miss., as the first all-welded passenger ship. It's for American-African trade.

Cost Only $6.00

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