THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1940
Foi- October 16
Faculty To Lead Students
In Discussion Groups;
To Distribute Pamphlets
The Pre-Medical Society will hold
its first meeting of the year in the
form of a smoker at 8 p.m. Oct. 16
at the Michigan Union.
Members of the Medical School
faculty and other physicians will lead
small discussion groups with the aim
of answering the problems of the
Pre-Medic. A movie will be present-
ed by Dr. Kretzschmar of the Obstet-
rics Department of the University
Hospital, and American Medical As-
sociation pamphlets dealing with the
selection of a medical school will be
Since the Society is now fully or-
ganized, future meetings will be de-
voted to topics of medical interest,
with emphasis upon open discus-
sions. Officers of the Society are:
president, Clayton Manry, '41; vice-
president, Klaus Dehlinger, '42; sec-
retary, Jerry Fink, '42, treasurer,
Robert Hoffman, '43; and publicity
manager, Howard Nunes, '41.
Dr. Woodburne of the Anatomy
Department and Dr. Bethel of the
Simpson Memorial Institute are the
sponsors othe Society. Anyone in-
interested in the program of the
Society has been urged to attend t
M t THE
On 'Nature Of Man'
Beginning Oct. 17
Technic To Feature Research
Artides In Year's First Issue
Oldest college engineering publica- Broek of the engineering mechanics
tion in the count. y, the Michigan department and H. T. Woolson's
Technic, will make its first appear- "Teaching the Graduate" deals with
ance of the school year sometime early industrial post graduate training at
next week, George Weesner. '41E, the Chrysler Institute.
announced yesterday. In addition the Technic will con-
In addition to its ' gular features tain a story on types of electrical
such as a list of coming events in equipment which have been developed
Ann Arbor and a pre sentation of a to meet specific requirements in
number of outstanding men in the chemical industries called "Silent
Engineering College, the Technic Partner." The article was written by
will contain five articles on various F. J. Francher.
phases of research and an obituary Assisting Weesner on the staff are
of Prof. John E. Emswiler of the Seymour A. Furbush, '41E, manag-
mechanical engineering department ing editor; Charles R. Tieman, edi-
who died last month. torial director; Harold E. Britton,
The first of these, entitled "The '41E, business manager; Arthur W.
ItefroterhwswetitedbyThC. Dobson, '42E; Burr J. French,
Interferometer," was written by L. A. '42E; Robert L. Imboden, '42E; Mor-
Willey and William L. Fink of the ris Miller, '42E; Philip Mandel, '42E
Aluminum Co. of America describ- and Gordon . Gotschall, '42E.
ing the use of this complicated in- On the cover is a picture of the
strument in the accurate measure- new Mortimer E. Cooley Bridge over
ment of length. Another, prepared the Manistee River from Manistee
by Gordon Osterstrom, '42E, concerns to Cadillac. Last January the Tech-
the manufacture and use of phono- nic printed adescription of the bridge
graph needles. which was named in honor of the
"Limit Design," by Weesner, is an EngineeringCllege's most noted
explanation of a new method in de-
signing certain structures recently
deopedp byh Prof .TJ.A. Van den RdRea TeDily CC ssi fi C'
DR. ROBERT CAIHOX;N
RABBI ABBA ILLEL SILVER
, REV. DR. ROBERT 0. SLAVIN
Scientist, theologian, rabbi and philosopher, who will present their various viewpoints on "The Nature of Man," current topic of the third an-
nual series sponsored by the Student Religious Association, are pictured above. Opening the series Thursday, Oct. 17, will be Dr. Martin Fischer,
professor of physicsat the University of Cincinnati, who is known in medical circles for his radical hypotheses in physiology and colloids and in artis-
tic circles for his painting, essay writing and biographies. Dr. Robert Calhoun is one of the young theologians representing a liberal protestant
school who has attained recognition as professor of historical theology at Yale University's Divinity School. He will appear Oct. 22. Leader of the
largest Jewish liberal congregation in the United States, Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, who has been a mramber of great contemporary social movements of
the last decade, will speak Oct. 30. Rabbi of the Temple of Cleveland, he is also a member of the National Child Labor Commission and the Board of
American Civil Liberties Union. Father Slavin, of the Catholic University of America of Washington, D. C., who as a member of the neo-Thomists
has caused controversy in educational circles of educational experiments at the University of Chicago and St. Johns, will conclude the lecture pro-
gram Nov. 8.
Whitfield Connor, Student Here,
Is Already Veteran Radio Actor,
By JEAN SHAPERO
Although he has yet to receive his
master's degree in speech, Whitfield
Connor, Grad., has a list of radio
and theatre performances to his
credit -that would do credit to a vet-
Connor's first chance in radio
came while he was an undergraduate
at Wayne University, when James
Jewell, the originator of the Lone
Ranger program, heard ;a record of
his voice and called him. Since that
time he has played both character
and straight parts on WWJ sustain-
ing programs, as well as on the Lone
Ranger and Green Hornet series.
"The studio keeps a number of
actors on call," Connor explained,
"and when the director reads the
script, he asks for as many as he'll
need for that particular program."
For the past year Connor has ap-
peared regularly on the Hermit's
Cave, on Sunday nights, as well as
playing in WJR Dedicates, News
Comes to Life, and announcing Fire-
light Fantasies. All these are broad-
cast over WJR.
Also while at Wayne, Connor won
six collegiate speech contests, in-
cluding the 1940 National PUratorical
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interpretation , and oratory during
"Summers I work in play produc-
tions in the Cain Park Civic Theatre,
in Cleveland," Connor revealed.
Among the 50 parts he has played
there wire Trotter in "Journey's
End," Essex in "Elizabeth the
Queen," Bothwell in "Mary of Scot-
land," and the title role in "Liliom."
The widespread appeal of the Her-
mit's Cave program was illustrated
when Connor revealed that after an-
nouncements on two broadcasts that
listeners could obtain booklets by
writing in, the station received 40,000
replies, from 25 states. The stories
are carried by 14 stations other than
"Even the cast was surprised,"
Contrary to many prevalent ideas,
Connor described Klock Ryder, the
man who plays the Hermit, as being
without a long white beard and said
also that the script is written by a
Michigan graduate, Geraldine Elli-
ott, in collaboration with Eric How-
"Listeners often request rebroad-
casts of some of the stories, and in
response to over 2,000 request, six
months ago we repeated 'The
Shrunken Head', most famous of all
the Hermit's stories."
Born in Ireland, Connor came to
this country when he was six years
old. He attended Ferndale High
School, near Detroit, before entering
"I first became interested in radio
and theatre work about six years
ago, and hope to continue in one of
these fields after I finish my school
work." In addition to his course
here, Connor is teaching Radio 151.
Harvard Game On CKLW
The Mutual Broadcasting Co. will
cover the Detroit-Ann Arbor area
through its outlet CKLW for the
broadcast of the Harvard-Michigan
football game Saturday.
Life Is Back
University life resumed a more
nearly normal course last night for
several thousand students-the big
ordeal was over, and freshman and
upperclassman alike breathed a sigh
Rushing, that annual chore of fra-
ternity members and the hectic, once-
in-lifetime experience of would-be
Situation In Europe, U.S.
And Far East Scheduled
For Talks This Year
The constantly changing current
European situation, the intricate pro-
blems of the Far East and the poli-
of the United
members, ended at 8:30 p.m. and a,
"silent period" began, following rules
laid down by the Interfraternity
Council, governing body of the 41
general fraternities at the University.1
Rushees were left with mixed im-
pressions. Fraternity men were won
out by the ordeal.
One rushee said that he was "glad
it's all over, but it sure was fun."
Another commented that he "didn't
enjoy it much-too much glad-hand-
ing and smooth talking."
Fraternity men, on the other hand,
were almost unanimous in their re-
lief. "It's one big lot of work," one
"Greek" explained. "It's especially;
tough trying to get acquainted with
every member of a large group in a
rush period that lasts less than two
weeks. Tomorrow I'm going to be
able to attend some of my classes'
with all assignments completed-for
the first time."
Regardless of the difficulties im-
posed on rusher and rushee, the sys-
tem of "regulated rushing" now in
effect at the University is the most
satisfactory plan feasible for such a
large group of fraternities, according,
to Council President Blaz Lucas, '41.
The period of silence between fra-
ternities and rushees is due to last
until the time of the pledging ban-
quets Monday evening. Any breach-
es of the silent period, Lucas warned,
will be considered violations of rush-
ing regulations and may result in de-1
nial of pledging privileges to fra-1
ternities and rushees alike.I
States will all be discussed by Prof.
Preston Slosson of the history de-
partment in a series of six lectures
during the coming school year.
Presented at 4:15 p.m. in the Rack-
ham Lecture Hall, the talks will be
sponsored by the American Asso-
ciation of University Women. The
first address will be presented on
Oct. 24, while others will be given
Nov. 3. Dec. 9, Jan. 23, Feb. 19 and
March 12. 'Tickets are available at
Wahr's, Slater's and Follett's book-
Professor Slosson, a member of the
University faculty since 1921, is par-
ticularly qualified to speak on the
affairs of the world today. In 1932-
33 and again in 1938-39 he was visit-
ing professor to several British Uni-
versities under the Carnegie Endow-
ment fund and most of his summers
and other vacations have been spent
on the Continent investigating Euro-
pean conditions. He returned to
America last year only a month be-
fore the outbreak of hostilities.
This series of lectures is being
presented to raise funds for fellow-
ships for women at the OCniversity.
Last June the A.A.U.M. was able to
present two of these awards.
Bonnette To Report
For Duty In Navy
Dr. Gerald H. Bonnette, '40SD, has
been awarded his commission as Lieu-
tenant in the United States Navy
Dental Corps and will leave for Wash-
ington, D.C., where he is to report
for active duty Oct. 15.
While a junior at the University
Lieut. Bonnette was vice-president
of the 1940 Class in Dentistry. He
served as a member of the Michigan
National Quard fob eight years, and
in 1931 was awarded the Gen. Earl
R. Stewart medal as the best all-
around soldier in Camp Grayling.
Mrs. Bonnette, the former Althea
D. Minkley, will remain in Ann Arbor
until the first of the year when she
will join Lieutenant Bonnette.
Forestry Club Will Hold
Campfire Dinner Monday
The Michigan Forestry Club will
hold a campfire meeting Monday
evening in Saginaw Forest at which
time talks will be given by Dean
Samuel T. Dana and Prof. Leigh
Young of the School of Forestry.
Trucks will leave for the Forest,
located three miles west of Ann Arbor,
from in front of the Natural Science
Building at both 5:30 p.m. and 7:30
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Students To Observe Rites
Of Yom Kippur Today
Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of
atonement, will be marked by ser-
vices for Reform Jewish students at
Lydia Mendelssohn auditorium at
8:00 p.m. today.
Orthodox services will be conducted
by Rabbi Isaac Goldman at the Beth
Israel Synagogue, 538 South Divi-
sion Strett, at 6:00 p.m. today. Rabbi
Jehudah M. Cohen, director of the
Hillel Foundation, will deliver the
sermon, and Lewis Yaffee will assist.
The services at Mendelssohn Au-
ditorium, which are sponsored by
Hillel, will be led by Rabbi Cohen.
He will be assisted by Jerome Meek-
lenburger, '41E; Irving Zeiger, '41;
and Herbert London, '43, who will
read portions of the services. The
"Kol Nidre" will be sung by Dr.
Yom Kippur is one of the most
important Jewish holy days and is
marked by fasting for twenty-four
hours during which forgiveness for
sins is the subject of the prayers.
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