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Camptus Greets
Mixers, Tours Included
In Orientation Program
More than 2,300 prospective bache-
lors of knowledge were assimilaed
into the intricacies ofUniversity life
by a five-day program of orienta-
tion that included all phases of cam-
pus activity.
The program under the tutelage
of the Union executive staff and
Prof. Philip E. Bursley, included mix-
ers, housing assistance, academic
counseling and tours of the campus
for both freshmen and transfer stu-
dents. The Union orientation com-
mittee consisted of Robert Shedd, '42,
in charge of freshmen, and Robert
Sibley, 42E,' in charge of transfer
students, assisted by approximately
150 upperclassmen advisers.
Both freshmen and transfer stu-
dents attended the huge meeting at
8 p.m. Monday in Hill Auditorium
where they were officially greeted by
President Alexander G. Ruthven,
Dean of Students Joseph A. Bursley,
Dean of(Women Alice C. Lloyd, Prof.
Philip E. Bursley and Kenneth W.
Morgan, director of the Student Re-
ligious Association.
Read The Daily, Classifieds!
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Also all makes of
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314 S. State St.,
(Opposite Kresge's)'
Typewriters of all makes bought, E
sold, rented, exchanged, cleaned,
repaired. One of the largest and
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be held at the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre tonight at 8:00 p.m. The
services will be conducted by Rabbi
Jehudah M. Cohen and Jerome Meck-
lenberger, Irving Zeiger, and Herb-
ert London. Orthodox services will
be held at the Beth Israel Synagogue.
X38 S. Division Street, at 6:30 p.m.
Coming Events
Zoology Club will meet in the Am-
phitheatre of the Rackham Build-
ing on Thursday, October 3, at 8
p.m. Dr. Carl L. Hubbs will discuss
"The fish and fisheries work in pro-
Social gathering in the Assembly
Hall at the rear of the Amphithea-
Zoologists and assistants on the
staffs of the Department of Zoology,
Museum of Zoology, Laboratory of
Vertebrate Genetics, School of For-
estry and Conservation, Institute for
iisheries Research, and U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, and graduate
<iudents in zoology are invited. Their
wives are likewise invited to attend.
Varsity Glee Club: Try-outs for all
candidates will be held on Thursday,
October 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Glee
Club room, 3rd floor of the Union.
Freshmen men who have completed
one semester's work are eligible.
Graduate Outing Club will meet
Sunday, October 6, at 2:30 p.m. at
the rear west door of the Rackham
Building for a hike. Supper served
outdoors. All 'graduate students,
faculty and alumni invited.
League Dance Class Committee
will meet Friday at 4:15 in the
League. All girls who petitioned last
spring or this fall are expected to
attend, or call Margaret Whittemore
at 9654 or 2-2543. Plans for the
classes will be made and particular
jobs on the committee announced.
Demand Is Heavy
At Book Exchange
A heavy demand for books that
threatens to make the supply look
infinitesimal by comparison is keep-
ing the staff of the Student Book
Exchange hopping these days, Rob-
ert Samuels, '42, of the Union execu-
tive staff in charge of operations,
stated yesterday.
The Exchange-modeled along the
lines of a public market-is back in
its old quarters in the South Lounge
of the Union, operating from 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

("f'r0!tVOf Dom~ed Italian Submna rine Sn rren dcvrs

Edmonson Discusses Schools
And Defense In Current Ar



Practical policies for preparation
of the nation's schools for an active
role in national defense measures
have been proposed by Dean James
B. Edmonson of the School of Edu-
cation as a member of the Educa-
tional Policies Commission sub-com-
mittee of the National Education
Character education, civic better-
nent of the community, health and
Yuidance and the strengthening of the
-orale of parents are major. fields
for improvement according to Dean
Edmonson, writing in the current
issue of "The Nation's Schools."
That democracy is or can be made
the best form of government and the
best way of living together is the pri-
mary objective of character educa-
tion for moral defense. More empha-
sis should be placed, he cites, on the
struggle to establish democracy and
upon the importance of seeking truth
in the study of current events. At-
titudes, ideals, skills, and technics of
learning should be the objectives of
social science instruction rather than
the acquisition of factual knowledge.
Celebration of national holidays,
more training and practice in group
criticism and discussion and the de-

velopment of skill in obtaining, or-
ganizing and presenting facts of de-
batable issues are other procedures
which schools throughout the country
should adopt, Dean Edmonson advo-
k Promotion of community projects,
such as higher standards of living,
adequate public health service and
generous recreational facilities are
problems, faced by all communities
in which democracy and its prin-
ciples may be demonstrated, he lists.
Solution of problems of minorities,
the hatred of dishonesty, corruption
and graft in industry will do much
to prove democracy's worth its pow-
er to meet the necessities of national
defense, Dean Edmonson stressed.
Recognition of the opportunities
for vocational training, more atten-
tion to agencies promoting the well-
being and mental hygiene of youth
and adults, and cooperation with ad-
justment services of the NYA, the
educational services of the WPA t
In the conviction Liat this pro-
gram can work through the coopera-
tion of parents he proposes strength-'
ening assurance that security for the
nation's youth may be had in free
education and democratic school sys-

According to British sources, an Italian submarin e is shown here as it surrendered to British ships after,
being blown to the surface by depth charges. After members of the crew were taken, the submarine sank.

Rabbi Cohen
Will (onduct
llel Ser rice

Physicists Work To Improve
University 's Atom Smasher'

Intensified atom-smashing is the
present goal of the physics depart-
ment as work is being rushed by
Prof. J. M. Cork and Dr. James L.
Lawson to make the University'Ft
huge cyclotron more powerful than
In order to accomplish this, water-
cooled copper plates are being pre-
pared for insertion between coils of
the instrument to keep the latter
from getting too hot when electric
power is sent into it. These plates,
they believe, will enable more power
to be dissipated in the magnet al-
lowing them to discover more things
about nuclear structure.
While this activity is going on a
number of other staff members are
undertaking the task of cleaning the
copper coils of the "atom smasher."
Each of these-there are 20 in all-
weighs 1,500 pounds and must be;
handled carefully with large cranes

while the oil and grime which has
accumulated on them is scrubbed
The cyclotron itself, located in the
basement of the Physics Building, is
the second largest of the 15 which
are now in operation in the country.
Though the coils weigh 15 tons they
occupy only a relatively small pro-
portion of the instrument whose mag-
net alone tips the scales at 85 tons.
To give some idea of the amount
of metal in the cyclotron one of the
physicists working on it asserted that
it contained not only enough iron
to build a submarine but also 100,,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 at-
oms of copper.
By'means of the "atom smasher"
the scientists here are able to pro-
duce more than 50 elements artifici-
ally, such as platinum from gold,
phosphorus from sulphur and indium
from cadmium. It has also been
found useful by physicians in the
study of radiation effects on tissue.


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Rabbi Jehudah M. Cohen, director
of the Hillel Foundation, will conduct
Conservative services inaugurating
Rosh Ha-shono, the Jewish New
Year, in Lydia Mendelssohn Auditor-
ium at 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to-
Orthodox services will be led by
Rabbi Isaac Goldman at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday at Beth
Israel Synagogue, 538 South Divi-
sion street.
Rabbi Cohen will be assisted by
Irving Zeiger, '41; Jerome Mecklen-
burger, '41E, and Herbert London,
'43. All students are invited to at-
tend services.
"Judaism's Contribution to West-
ern Civilization" and "Rethinking
Jewish Tradition" will be the subjects
for Rabbi Cohen's sermons.
Rosh Ha-shono ushers in 10 days
of penitence, which conclude 'with
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
This period is one of the most im-
portant series of holidays in Jewish
religious life.
Biggins Given Scholarship
Because of a treaty made in 1817
between the Michigan Indians and
white settlers, Arthur L. Biggins, '42,
has been reawarded a University
scholarship. This scholarship for
Indian students was made to com-
memorate a gift by Indians of three
sections of land for the Catholepsi-
ad, the school which was the fore-
runner of the University.


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