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January 19, 1940 - Image 2

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Franek, NObel
Prize Winner,
Will Give Talk
Chicago Professor Slated
To -'Examine Problems1
Of Photosynthesis
Dr. James Franck, a winner of
the Nobel Prize in Physics and Pro-
f;ssqr of Physical Chemistry at the
University of Chicago, will deliver a
lecture on the Fundamentals of
Photosynthesis" under the auspices
of Sigma Xi, honorary research so-
ciety, at p.m., Wednesday in the
;ackham lecture hall, Professor
Franklin L. Everett of the engineer-
ing mechanics department announced
Photoynthesis in plants, it is ex-
p1ained, is a complicated chemical
process taking place under the in-
fluence of sunlight which is the only
original source of food on earth. Sun-
light is absorbed by chlorophyll (re-
sponsible for the green . color of
leayes) and is transferxed into car-
bonic acid molecules which in their
turn are reduced to carbohydrates
while oxygen is liberated.
The dependence of the rate of
photosynthesis on the light inten-
sity, temperature, presence of poisons,
on the time of irradiation; all of these
kinetic factors offer many problems,
the solution of which will be of great
-value in attacking pure chemical
Dr. Franck will give a survey of
the most iinportant facts and will
discuss their most probable physical
interpretations. Especial attention
will be paid to the phenomena of the
light situation, the induction periods.
of photosynthesis and the fluores-
cence of living leaves.
Grad Council
Will Purchase
New Records
With an appropriation of $150 to
purchase records, Abe Rosenzweig,
president of the Graduate Student
Council, announced that the weekly
concerts heard in the Rackham
Building would contain works not
heard in other campus concerts.
Modern works, as well as selections
of the well-known classical compos-
ers, which are not available in the
average collection for the graduate
concerts, will be bought. Among the
selections already purchased are:
Szotakowitz Symphony No. 5; Mozart
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major; Roy
Harris Symphony No. 3; and Proko-
fieff Classical Symphony.
Such a collection, Rosenzweig
stated, would serve to supplement and
vary the programs which are pre-
sented by other groups. While we all
enjoy listening to the works of the
"masters," our appreciation of music
in general will grow with the intro-
duction to the compositions of the
modern composers.
At present, a concert is held at-
4:15 p.m. each Wednesday afternoon
in the Men's Lounge of the Rackham
Building under the supervision of
Robert Lewis, Grad.
Thousands To See
(Continued from Page 1)
gins tomorrow. At 2:30 p.m. (EST)
the Lafayette Square reviewing stands

will be the scene of a brief interde-
nominational church service. Rev.
Dr. John Keating, Roman Catholic,
Rabbi Norman Gerstenfeld, Rev. Seth
R. Brooks, Universalist, and Rev.
Albert J. McCartney, Presbyterian,
all of Washington, will participate.

120 Freshmen
Trainin Plan
One hundred twenty freshmen at
the beginning of the semester enrolled
in the Naval Reserve Officers' Train-x
ing Corps for a four-year course in
naval science and tactics.
In June, 1944, those who success-
fully complete the course, receive a
Uni-.ersity degree and pasi a physical
examination will be >-warded commis-
sions as ensigns in the U. S. Naval
Reserve oi as, second lieutenants in
the U. S Marine Corps.
The first year's work begins with
classes in seamanship in which such
things as the nomenclature of ships,
knotting and splicing, naval customs
and the use of the compaz sare taught.
Quring the latter part on the first
,emester lectures will be given in the
naval history of the United States.
Next semester the curriculum will+
comprise ordnance and gunnery, the
groundwork of naval communications
and an additional two hours of study
in navigation.
The sophomore year consists of a
continuation in these three studies
during the first term and the com-
pletion of both seamanship and navi-
gation during the second semester.l
Principles of engineering, electri-
city and aviation will be taught to
those in the NROTC who are admit-
ted into the advanced corps in their
junior year. Later instruction will bc
offered in leadership and communica-
tions and gunnery will be continued.
Seniors will learn military and in-
ternational law, naval tactics, ad-
vance naval history. naval adminis-
tration and facts about the naval re-
CopyIs Due
Manuscripts Are Desired
Before Examinations
Contributors to the next issue of
Perspectives, campus literary maga-
zine, must submit their manuscripts
before the start of exams, Ellen Rhea,
'41, editor, announced yesterday.
Any interested student or faculty
member is eligible to contribute in
the fields of fiction, essays, poetry,
or book reviews. Scripts may be de-
livered to the Perspectives desks in
the Publications Building, or to any
of the magazine editors who are Jay
McCormick, '41, Dick Ludwig, '42,
Shirley Wallace, '42, John Brinnin,
'41, and James Green, Grad.

Light Moment At



Morton Gould, Noted Composer,
Visits University Band Clinic

ASME Will Hear
Maxwell Lecture
!lk L 7 7 1 13. '

Something was funny enough to evoke this hearty laughter despite
the serious debate before the house ForeignAffairs Committee in Wash-
ington, D. C. Getting a kick out of the incident was Secretary of Navy
Frank Knox (left) and Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson (right).
Prof. Conlon Joins In Research
Work On New Magnesium Alloy

Making airplanes out of magne-
sium alloys is at present one of the
most important objectives of aero-
nautical engineers throughout the1
country, one of whom is Prof. Emer-
son W. Conlon of the University's
aviation department.
Today most planes are constructed
of various alumnium alloys and what
research engineers are trying to do
is demonstrate that the new mag-I
nesium alloys are suitable substi-
tutes for aluminum.
There are many advantages which,
magnesium can bring to the future
airplane, according to aviation ex-
perts, including an increase of speed,
and a decrease of both weight and
cost. The Germans claim to have
a plane built entirely of this product
and the American government wishesI
to use it to improve its own fighting
Probably the most desirable thing
about magnesium is that, being
lighter, it can be formed into thick-
er sheets of the same' weight for use
in fuselages and wing structures.
This will eliminate buckling, which
increases the wind resistance, and
consequently will permit planes to
attain higher speeds.
Although the cost of magnesium
is still high scientists are now doing
a great deal of successful work in
lowering the price. A plant in Free-
port, Tex., is presently engaged in

extracting the product from sea wa-
ter which contains some nine billion
pounds of magnesium per cubic mile
An added advantage is the fac
that the United States can procure
its own magnesium supplies whil
bauxite, from which aluminum i
made, has to be imported.
Most of the work Professor Con-
lon is doing here through the'De
partment of Engineering Research
is to design and supervise the con-
struction of certain structures ou
of magnesium and subject them t
various static tests in the Uni
versity's engineering laboratories.
Among them are strength and fa-
tigue tests on both compression and
tension machines.

()" Sio Methods
"This cant be called a phenomenal importance by having contributed/lis
success story," insisted Morton Gould, worthwhile music in the composng "Material Handling" will be the
who at 27 years of age is widelyfil.Gudsasovtlynersd
ifwideldstoul isaaso italy inteesdsubject of the talk to be presented
known in America for his ability as in instrumental education. He is at-
a composer, conductor and arranger . ciing the Clinic here because as before members of the University
of music, "for I still have by no le declared, "I am interested in keep- student section of the American
means attained what I consider a tng a close contact with American Society of Mechanical Engineers at
success." youth. in exchanging ideas with their second regular meeting of the
Gould, who is in Ann Arbor this them." Another reason that made
weekend for the Instrumental Music the young composer come West was r at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the
Clinic, was interviewed yesterday just the opportunity the convention offes Union.
after he had finished conducting the him to meet accomplished music Speaker for the occasion will be M.
University Band in one of hs own directors. more than 300, and "talk C. Maxwell. who is assistant to the
compositions. Noted also as a pianiat, shop." president of a nationally known pad-
he entertained last night during he Is ASCAP Member lock anufacturing copany. His
Clinic smoker with improvisions at As a member of ASCAP. whose
the piano. .feud at the present with BMI is talk will deal with the best methods
Despite his own opinion, however, making front page news. Gould reas- for handling manufacturing mater-
Gould, according to Prof. William D. onably took sides with his organiza- ials in the shop.
Rev li, conductor of thL Univeri y tion, and stated his reasons for do-' The program was arranged and
Band, has already established an im- ing so. ASCAP, he pointed out, is will be in charge of Sabin Crocker,
portant place for himself in the world primarily a protective organization Jr.. '41E, vice-pi'esident of the ASME.
of music. He directs a weekly radio for composers, and the increase in President Paul A. Johnsn, Jr., '41E,
show over the Mutual Broadcasting profits that is asked from the net- will preside over the business por-
System in New York, for which he works is designed to go into the tion of the meeting. Faculty adviser
arranges and composes. He has been pockets of composers. While B1 >to the society is Prof. Edward T.
putting this program on the air for claims at the present time to be Vincent of the mechanical engineer-
thc past five years, offering great opportunities to the ing department.
Finished School At 16 I novice composer, Gould asserted that - -__---__-
Gould graduated high sc'hool at 16, because they are accepting thousands
and had no other formal education. of new songs is no indication of th2 Today at 1-3-5-7- P.M.
since necessity forced him to try to songs' success or the authors' profit.
r bakinto musical work immediately. Any piece of music, h? declared, mei-
For the next few years 'pe held a its popularity if "the quality is there;'
-varied assortment of jobs, from play- and the mere publishing is not the L f i
gin in a music hall to filling in on a ultimate stepping stone to success,
radio spot when program times did Good music has as much chance for One Of 10 Best for 1940
1 not coincide, popularity in ASCAP as in BMI he ra i n ~n
While his ultimate aim i to -hieve concluded. n C s B e AT HUA bUCT
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