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THE MICHIGAN DAILY SUl

NDAY, JANTJARY 12, 1941

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Future Sports Will Emphasize
Body Buifling, MitchellPredicts

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Congressional Leaders Confer

With FDR On Aid To BritainI

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Increasing emphasis on national
preparedness will result in the fea-
turing of the body-building type of
sport for college students by physi-
cal education departments and in
intramural programs, according to
Prof. Elmer D. Mitchell, director of
intramural sports.
The fundamental gymnastic exer-
cises of tumnbling, climbing, jumping,
throwing and weight lifting will un-
questionably be stressed in future
physical education programs, as will
those exercises that are useful in
physical combat, such as boxing,
wrestling, fencing and jiu-jitsu, he
said.
Professor Mitchell pointed out
that swimming, life-saving and ski-
ing are other activities that possess
direct military significance apart
from their advantages as sport. All
of these activities tend to develop
rugged, adaptable bodies to meet the
energencies of modern warfare.
"While the physical education pro-
grams have not yet been fully adapt-
ed to the emergency needs of today,
their leaders are cognizant of the
demands that are gradually forth-
coming and are planning to take
care of them," Professor Mitchell
indicated.
However, there is, according to
Professor Mitchell, no neglect of the
less exacting exercises that offer rec ;
reational experience for many stu-
dents. "Such recreational sports are'
still being featured in the physical
education program at the same time

that the preparedness needs are be-
ing met."'
He asserted that the major team
sports also fit into this category,
since they emphasize muscular de-
velopment, organic endurance, the
perfecting of physical skills and the
furnishing of recreational morale.
He added that these factors will be
important in the camp life to which
the newly drafted men will be in-
troduced.
Professor Mitchell stressed the re-
sponsibility of the colleges in giving
all students an increased knowledge
of hygiene, particularly as applied
to camp life, and also the necessity
of training specialized students in
the aspects of camp sanitation and
hygiene.
Food Committee
To Meet Tuesday
A local unit of the National Com-
mittee on Food for the Five Small
Democracies will be organized at a
meeting to be held at 4:30 p.m. Tues-
day in the Union.
Among, the local groups sponsoring
the new organization are the Ann
Arbor Society of Friends and the Fel-
lowship of Reconciliation.
The organizing committee includes
Prof. Arthur Dunham of the Social
Work Curriculum; Kennth Morgan,
director of the Student Religious As-
sociation; and Robert Bessey, Grad.

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University Radio Station First
(QIlded Arctic To Antarctic
P(CAfRLES THIATC'HER ias worked every continent. approx-
North was north and south was imately 75 different countries, and
south, and never the twain did meet has talked with ships on all the
-until W8AXZ, the University's oceans, In one night. he recalls, he
own short-wave radio station, intro- worked every district in the United
duced them to each other. States and most of them in New Zea-
Back in 1929 the station, which has land and Australia.
just been put back on the air for Run jointly by the electrical en-
the coming ear, was keeping in gineerimg department and the ROTC.
toich with a University expedition in the station was first opened in 1912.
Greenland under the direction of,

Prof. William H. Hobbs of the ge-
ology department and at the same
time was contacthng Rear Admiral
Byrd's Antarctic expedition.
One night Fred W. Albertson,
W8AXZ's operator at the time, con-
ceived the idea of putting the two
polar stations in direct contact with
each other. Ex cedly he contactec
one, then the other. A few minutes
later NX1XL in Greenland sent out
her first signals. A pause-and an
answer from WFA. over 12,000 miles
to the south. The poles had been
linked by radio for the first time!
Nor is that the only experience the

Emerging from the White House after a conference with President Roosevelt on his lease-lend plan of
war aid for Great Britain, Democratic congressional leaders announced that a hill authorizing the program
would be introduced to Congress. Left to right: Senator Alben Barkley (D-Ky), Senate Majority Leader;
Pat Harrison (D-Miss), Senator Torn Connally (D-Tex), Senator Walter F. George (D-Ga), Speaker Sam
Rayburn (D-Tex), Rep. John W. McCormack (D-Miss), Rep. Sol Bloom (D-NY), and Rep. Luther Johnson

(D-Tex).

Harrison Cites
Arabian Policy!

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By HOMER SWANDER
"The people of Arabia look upon
the United States as the one real
friend they have in the world," Dr.
Paul W. Harrison, author of the book
"Doctor In Arabia" declared in an
interview yesterday.
Dr. Harrison is here in Ann Arbor
at the present time doing experi-
mental work at the University. For
the past 30 years he has been a
medical missionary for the Dutch Re-
formed Church in Arabia, much of
his time being spent in Muscat where
he has a hospital capable of holding
50 to 75 patients.
The basis for the good feeling to-
ward this country in Arabia Dr. Har-
rison said, is the "Good Neighbor"
policy of the Roosevelt administra-
tion. Rich oil wells have recently
been discovered there and the Arab-'
ians believe that every other majort
country in the world has designs on
their territory. On the other hand,
they feel that the United States de-
sires only to help them, Dr. Harri-

station has had with headline news.
It contacted other polar expeditions
"~i as well, including the Mti cMillan
Iurmural Debatin Will Start Arctic Expedition. It also handled
all the weathr reports for an at-
S d Seatempted no'the2-route Cicago-to-
j _ on Sem ster Shu e'r aysBerlin flight in July, 1929.
-- In addition to its role in these his-
Intramural debating will stage its pointed out. In the last decade h tory-making events, the station
season of competition between houses maintained routine contact with a
for both men and women at the be- University has produced one of the similar station in Bloemfontein, South
ginning of the second semester, Jack largest and finest groups of out- Afri 'a. whecre the University estab-
Shuler, '42L, president of Delta Sig- standing speakers and debate squads lished an astronomical observatory,
ma Rho, honorary forensic fraternity, in the Mid-West but intramural com- and Eas ben uw in recent yearsto
announced yesterday. petition has declined during the last sumeir surveying camp n UWyoming.
The c petition for bot ou few years, Shuler emphasized. The messages handled by W8AXZ
will culminate in a speech. honors
banquet which has been initiated this Increased interest in intramural are not all business, however. Albert-
year with the cooperation of Athena, competition will insure the quality son writes that in 1915 a game of
Alpha Nu, Zeta Phi Eta, and Delta of varsity competition in the future, checkers was played with Ohio State
Sigma Rho with the assistance of the he said. All students who are in- by radio. Checkers and squares were
faculty of the speech department. terested in speech activity are urged numbered, and the moves transmit-
The banquet will be held in April to represent their house, fraternity, ted by short wave.
and will see the award of all prizes dormitory, sorority, league house and During the World War the Govern-
won during the year. Congress zone. ment took over the operation of the

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The program for the men will be
conducted by Delta Sigma Rho and
the Union. It will be organized ac-
cording to housing accommodations.
Women's debates will be arranged
by Athena with the aid of the League.
Campus topics on which there is di-
verging opinion will likely be selected
as propositions for the debating

Spanish Club Announces
Change In Lecture Date
La Sociedad Hispanica announced
yesterday that two of its lecture series
dates have been changed.
Professor Hayward Keniston's lec-
ture, "Some Latin American Poets,"
previously scheduled for February 13,
has been postponed until Febuary 20.
The lecture on "Cuba and the United
States," to be given by Professor Ju-
lio del Torro, has been changed from
March 16 to March 6. All holders
of lecture series tickets are asked to
note these changes carefully

unit, using it to pick up German I
sending stations.
Albertson reports that the station

son added.'
Their admiration goes to such an
extent that at times they sell oil to
American companies for a much
cheaper price than they will to any-
one el;e. "Thus, many people believe
the 'Good Neighbor' policy to be the
greatest achievement of the NewI
Deal," Harrison emphasized.
As the State Department has ap-
proved his passport, Dr. Harrison in-
tends to return to his hospital in
Muscat sometime in February. His
wife, however, will be unable to ac-
company him because the State De-
partment considers the trip too dan-
gerous for women at the presentt
time.
And so, Dr. Harrison is drawing his
research here at the University on
hernia, anaesthesia and peritonitis to
a close and is preparing to return to
the land where he has already spent
30 years of his life and where he feels
he belongs--to Muscat on the south-
east coast of Arabia.
New Journal Club
Will Be Formed
The Michigan Committee on Latin
American Studies is attempting to
organize a Journal Club, it was an-
nounced by Prof. P. E. James.
Interested faculty members' and
graduate students in' seven depart-
ments of the University have already
been asked to meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday
in the West Conference Room of the
Rackham Building in order to dis-
cuss the plan of organization.

squads, Shuler commented. It has
been suggested, he said, that the
teams be given a selection of topics
from which the two teams may select
the one which they will argue.
Greater participation of students
in forensic activities will revive a
strong University tradition, Shuler

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