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Defense Group
Issues Bulletin
on Steel Slack
Council Asks Voluntary
Contribution Of Scrap
Iron ByMunicipalities
Mills FearShortage
(Editor's Note: This is the first in
a series of articles on the Michigan
Council of Defense and its activities
in Washtenaw County.)


Girls' Debate
Squad Seeks
New Material
Mills Asks All Interested
To Report For Team;
Plan Busy Season
Glen E. Mills, coach of the girls'
varsity debate squad, urges all girls
who are interested in debating to
come out for the second organization
meeting at 4 p.m. today in room 4208
Angell Hall..
"I wish to stress," Mr. Mills said,
"that the girls who have had no ex-
perience are just as welcome as those
that have. There are various groups
of competition, and the girls will be
placed in the division which is most
suited to them."
Of the twelve girls who have
turned out so far, only Janet Grace
and Rosebud Scott, seniors, are vet-
erans of the varsity team.
One of the major activities of the
debate squad this year is the discus-
sion group which will be held Nov.
28 and 29 at Purdue. This conference
is sponsored by the Western Confer-
ence League.
The team will also participate in
demonstration meets for high school
groups and will debate the National
College question. This proposition
is, Resolved: That the Federal Gov-
ernment should regulate by laws all
labor unions in the United States.

National SDD
Group To Hold
Meeting Here
Local Chapter To Be Host;
convention To Discuss
Plans For Organization
Considering a request by the parent
national organization, the local chap-
ter of the Student Defenders of De-
mocracy last night voted to invite
the National Student Merger Com-
mittee to hold their national conven-
tion here during the Christmas va-
The National Student Merger
Committee, representing the Student
Defenders of Democracy, the college
division of the Committee to Defend
America, the Student League for Pro-
gressive Action, and Democracy's
Volunteers, has been formed for the
purpose of merging these groups into
a single national youth organization.
After pledging whatever aid was
necessary in preparation for the con-
vention, a committee was appointed,
headed by Hessel Yntema, '44, and
Myron Dann, '43, to handle the work
of preparing for it.
Other actions taken at this first
meeting of the local chapter of SDD
were the election of officers, and the
laying of plans for activities of the
coming year.

The Michigan Council of Defense,
. set up by the state legislature in its
1941 session, took the first step in a
"co-ordination" program with a re-
cently-issued bulletin urging allevia-
tion of the serious steel shortage now
hampering Michigan industries.
Appointed by Governor Murray D.
Van Wagoner with Lt. Col. H. A.
Furlong as state administrator, the
council has drawn up a detailed pro-
.gram of voluntary contribution from
municipalities and citizens. All scrap
iron, from lawnmowers to discarded
farm tractors, is needed to augment
current sources.
According to Harrison H. Caswell
of Ann Arbor, chairnan of the Wash-
tenaw County Council on Defense,
this city can aid the program by
turning over its scrap iron or steel
to local junk dealers, the Salvation
Arm y pickup, or other accredited
"We are not asking for donations,"
Caswell emphasized, "nor are we at-
temptingtorhigh-pressure the city.
Junk dealers are willing to pay a
fair price for scrap metal, and we
only ask that you dispose of old 'iron
and steel through them or other rec-
ognized channels." N
The council's first bulletin on this
situation, issued from Lansing on
October 2, points out that at least
two big steel mills in Michigan are
caught short with only a few days,
supply of scrap metal. With a large
proportion of the state's industry in
defense production, the shortage pre-
sents an even greater threat to plants
producing for civilian consumption.
The program, drawn up by the
council on the request of Governor
Van Wagoner, includes action on the
part of industry, local governments
and citizens. Farm machinery, aban-
doned street car rails, obsolete manu-
facturing equipments discarded tele-
phone, wire, and junked automobiles
are among the possibilities for indi-
viduals desiring to cooperate.
Time is extremely valuable in this
effort, the. bulletin also pointed out.
Besides a rapidly shrinking scrap
supply, the nearness of winter makes
an immediate drive necessary. Col-
lections and tr nsportation facilities
will be hampeed by snow and., cold
weather, the council warned.
Two other Ann Arbor residents
have been appointed to the Wash-
tenaw County council along with
Chairman Cswell. Albert Jacobs
and Edwin J. Huntington have been
named, the latter to serve as secre-
+ In outlining the county group's
plans, Caswell stressed its advisory
position over any administrative pow-
ers. Its main purpose will be to work
alongside local organizations already
Sinexistence, suc has manufacturers'
associations, and the real estate
Three functions have been assigned
to state, county and city defense
councils throughout Michigan. First,
they will "promote and secure unity
in the patriotic efforts for National
Defense." Secondly they are "to ac-
cept leadership in an endeavor to
raise public morale, and finally they.
will "secure and transmit to accred-
ited agencies useful and authentic
information regarding the progress
of the National Defense program."
Under the latter function are in-.
cluded plans to discourage profiteer-
ing, to mobilize public support be-
hind "patriotic efforts," to guard
against sabotage or espionage at-
tempts, and finally "to lead the re-
adjustment back to a normal activity
without hysteria."

Popularity Of Language Tables
Increases In Campus.Dormitories

Language 'tables in campus dormi-
tories have become an institution.
At least, that seems to be more
than a tleory if one backs it up by
a glance at the number of large
language groups that have already
organized in the dorms this semester
as a result of the success of last
year's project.
Mrs.pRuth L. Wendt, language
counsellor of the residence halls,
planned the program last year to help
improve the conversational abilities
of students of French, Spanish and
German residingn the dormitories.
At that time the tables were small
and not fully organized. It was a
common thing to see Mrs. Wendt
hurrying from Stockwell Hall at din-
ner time to some other girls' dorm
where she would conduct a group
of French, Spanish or German stu-
dents. She herself counselled the
women's dorms while' Frank Ryder,
advisor in Chicago House, and Bert
Smith organized similar tables in
the West Quadrangle.
'Babel' Banquet Featured
The "Tower of Babel" banquet,
which was held near the end of, last
semster under Mr. Smith's sdiper-
vision, was the culminating point of
the year's activities in the Quad. At
that time a large number of lan-
guage students had a special dinner
together, many of them dressing in
native costume and doing native
dances. '
The language work In the men's
dormitory will be carried on this
year, though on a smaller scale.
In the women's halls, Mrs. Wendt
has arranged a full schedule of lan-
guage tables. In Stockwell Hall,
where she is now residing, she holds
French tables for 40-50 girls on Fri-
days, German tables for 30 girls on
Saturdays and Spanish tables for 15
beginners on Mondays. The increas-
ing popularity of the- tables is notice-
able when one notes that originalUy
Holland Enters
Defense Class
Professor Of Engineering
To Direct New Course
Prof. L. M. Holland of the electrical
engineering department will leave
early next month for Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, where he will
enroll in a special defense training
course for instructors.
Shortly after his return in Decem-
ber, Professor Holland will direct a
special class in the theory and use
of ultra-high frequency waves.
The work, for the student course,
dealing mainly with new applications
of high frequency waves, is of great
importance in the present emergency,
and all students who complete the
course will be eligible for commission
as a second lieutenant in the signal
corps of the Army.
Only seniors in the department of
electrical engineering or physics will
be eligible for enrollment in this par-
ticular training course.
Hanice Will"Speak
In Debate Session
Prof. Kenneth G. Hance of the De-
partment of Speech will be in Nor-
man, Okla., today and tomorrow,
where he will participate in the an-
nual Oklahoma Debate and Discus-
cin Trcihif - -crnr b a lo

Six Distinguished Alumni Are Cited
As Recipients Of Honorary Degrees

Mrs. Wendt , started with only two
Besides these, there are French,
Spanish and German tables in
Mosher on Mondays; similar groups
on Tuesdays in Betsy Barbour and
alternating language tables in Jor-
dan on Wednesdays at dinner. In
Helen Newberry, Mrs. Wendt has pro-
vided for groups of interested girls
by featuring one of the three lan-
guages each Wednesday at lunch
Since it is impossible for her to'
supervise, all the proceedings person-
ally, many of Mrs. Wendt's tables
are conducted by Puerto Ricans,
French or German women who are
students here and, of course, fluent
conversationalists. When no students
are available, women in the different
departments in the University' take
over the conduct of the tables.
Mrs. Wendt emphasized the fact
that she does no homework with the
girls. Her only assistance is given in
the fields of conversation and pro-
In addition to her activities in the
dormitories, Mrs. Wendt heads con-
versation groups in the International
Center. Every Wednesday from 9
to 10 p.m. advanced German round
tables are held for social discussions.
At tea time on Thursdays,.she speaks
Spanish with some interested South
Language teas are also given for
anyone who desires to come about
every two weeks in the Grand Rapids
Room of the League. A minimum fee,
of 15 cents per person is charged at
these functions. The first of these
teas will be held for French students
on October 21.,
Independents Sponsor
League Football Mixer
Students will dance to "La Con-
gress," at the football mixer to be
sponsored by the Independent Men's,
Association in the League dining-
room Saturday afternoon before, af-
ter and between quarters of thel
Northwestern game.
The social, which will begin at 2
p.m., an hour before game-time, is
the first no-admission event to be
sponsored by I.M.A. this year. Sikh
Che Tang, social chairman and Coral
Depriester, mixer host, both '43E, an-
nounced yesterday that dates are not
necessary for admission to the foot-
ball mixer.
Numbered cards will be given with
all purchases of refreshments and at
a drawing Herb Miller will pull four
lucky tickets, the holders of which
will win free admission to a League
week-end dance.

Citations of the six distinguished
alumni who received honorary de-
grees at the Convocation Wednesday
reveal a wide variety of activity on
their parts.
The citations, as read by Prof. J.
G. Witer. chairman of the Depart-
ment of Latin, are given here.
Master of Arts: Lawrence DeLong
Buhl; formerly a student in the Col-
lege of Literature, Science, and the
Arts, long prominent in the indus-
trial development of his common-
wealth, constant in his loyalty to this
institution and steadfast in support
of its educational ideals. Success in
business has not lessened his interest
in promoting scholarship, nor has the
care of management excluded con-
cern for social progress.'
Doctor of Humane Letters: Ronald
Salmon Crane: Bachelor of* Arts in
the Class of 1908, now Professor of
English and Chairman of the depart-
ment in the University of Chicago,
for whom the wit and knowledge of
men live on in books, exempted, as
ISeveral Cases
of Pneumonia
Are Reported
Pneumonia cases are on the in-
crease as compared tolast year's fig-
ures for this period, Dr. William Brace
of Health Service reported yesterday.
Statistics for September and Oc-
tober of last year show a total of
eight cases\ as compared with seven
already treated since Orientation
Dr. Brace stressed the fact that
most of these cases arise out of im-
proper care of common colds, and
pointed to the necessity for rest for
afflicted persons. He emphasized that
anyone with a cold running a fever
should consult a physician promptly.
Treatment of pneumonia in its
early stages with sulfathiazol or sul-
fadiazine can be very effective in
I working a cure.
Upper respiratory infections-com -
mon colds-can result in complica-
tions such as pneumonia, infection of
the middle ear or the sinus if not
treated properly.
The Hopwood Room is buzzing with
activity this semster; new books and
magazine items by former Hopwood
winners are coming in daily, and
good new-the policy of Thursday
afternoon teas is being continued.
Students in the Departments of Eng-
lish and Journalism are particularly
invited to these informal gatherings,
but the public is also welcome.
* * I
Mary Cooley, '26, winner of the
highest literary award for essay of-
fered last' spring by the Hopwood
committee, is in charge of the Hop-
wood Room this year, as assistant to
' Prof. Roy W. Cowden, director of
the Hopwood Room.
In conjunction with the literary
college centennial, the Hopwood
Room sponsored an exhibit in the
Rackham Building of manusdripts
and published works of outstanding
Hopwood winners.
* - 0 *
"Not Without Honor," a story of
a mining town in northern Michigan
during the 80's, is this month's prom-
ising novel by Vivian La Jeunesse
Parsons, winner of the $1000 Hop-
wood award in fiction for 1937-38.
& w
Iola Fuller's best seller, "Loon
Feather," is going into its twelfth
printing. This story has been printed

in an English edition and has just
been translated into Swedish.
Deer Season Planned
LANSING, Oct. 16.-IP)--Rules for
the new "antlerless deer season" in
Allegan county which would limit
hunting to 500 sportsmen for a spe-
cial period before and after the regu-
lar season, have been recommended
by the State Conservation Depart-
ment's game division.

Bacon held, from the wrong of time.
Successful director of graduate stu-
dents in lines of fruitful research,
accomplished contributor to various
journals, authority on the literature
of the eighteenth century and in-
terpreter of its significance to the
modern world.
Doctor of Scence: Albert Baird
Hastings; Bachelor of Science in the
Class of 1917. formerly member of
the Rockefeller Institute for Medi-
cal Research. and Professor of Phys-
iological Chemistry and Biochemistry
in the University of Chicago, now
Hamilton Kuhn Professor of Biolog-
ical Chemistry in the Harvard Medi-
cal School. By brilliant experiment
and research on the physiology of
fatigue, the nature and action of
proteins, and the metabolism of tis-
sues he has contributed greatly to
the advancement of science and the
well-being of man. A chemist whose
vision penetrates the secrets of life;
an investigator whose knowledge
leads to ever-widening results.
Edson Sunderland Bastin: a grad-
uate of the College of Literature,
Science and the Arts in the Class of
1902, long associated wtih the work
of the United States Geological Sur-
vey, now Professor of Economic Ge-
ology and Chairman of his depart-
ment in the University of Chicago.
His numerous studies of rock forma-
tions and mineral deposits have given
him authority and eminence among
scholars in his field. Nothing that
concerns earth features and their
meaning is alien to his interest or
useless in his quest. In search and
discovery his labors have aided sci-
ence and indust'ry alike by extending
the limits of what is known.
Samuel Ottmar Mast; Bachelor of
Science in the Class of 1899, recipient
of the Cartwright Prize in 1919, for
many years a member of the Johns
ASU Officer
To Talk Here
National Secretary Witt
To Speak Oct. 23
"America Is In Danger" is the sub-
ject of a talk to be given by Bert
Witt, national executive secretary of
the American Student Union, at a
general meeting of the campus chap-
ter 'hursday, October 23, at Unity
Witt will analyze the difficulties
encountered in promoting an effec-
tive anti-fascist campaign on the col-
lege campus.
The meeting which is open to all
interested students will give all mem-
bers the opportunity to vote on the
ASU policy which has been formu-
lated by the national committee.
In an effort to better acquaint the
compus with ASU organization and
policy, a table was conducted at the
center of the diagonal yesterday and
will be continued today. The "Stu-
dent Advocate," national organ of
the ASU is being sold at the stand
and membership information given.
At the meeting next Thursday, the
roll call of the Ralph Neafus Brigade
will be read. This brigade is the
honor roll of "Student Advocate"
solicitors and has been founded in
honor of Neafus, former Michigan
student and founder of the campus
chapter of the ASU who lost his life
while fighting for the loyalist armies
in Spain in 1937. He was one of
three Michigan students who fought
with Spanish republican troops at
that time.
Simplification of sizes and styles
of manufactures as an aid to defense
is being encouraged.


Hopkins University as Professor and
Head of the Department of Zoology
and Director of its Zoological Lab-
oratory. His skillful and productive,
research in general physiology, not-
ably his studies in motor responses
on invertebrate animals, and his un-
rivaled knowledge of biological prob-
lems have given him a commanding
place among scientists in his field.
Not less noteworthy has been his con-
spicuous success in directing the work
of younger men and inspiring them
with his own ideals.
Doctor of Laws: Paul Scott Mow-
rer: formerly a student in the College
of Literature, Science, ahd the Arts,'
for many eventful years the trusted
foreign correspondent of a great met-
ropolitan daily, since 1935 its Editor-
in-Chief. In his long service abroad
he covered all the major happenings
in peace and war. His knowledge of
European affairs and his ability to
interpret them won him the confi-
dence of governments and the un-
stinted admiration of his colleagues
of the press. An informed observer
and brilliant journalist, who uses his
talents for the public good.
Episcopalian Guild
Will Go On Picnic
Episcopalian Student Guild activ-
ities for the week-end will begin with
a picnic to be held at 1:30 p.m. to-
morrow. Students are to meet at
Harris Hall; then proceed to the Hall
Farm near Dexter.
Anyone who wishes to go must call
Harris Hall for a reservation.
At the 7:30 p.m. Guild meeting
Sunday Thomas Lovering, '44, and
Bill Clark, '42, will talk on their ex-
periences in work camps in Mexico
and North Carolina. These camps are
run by the American Friends Service
Committee, and carry out community
Barbara Barclay, '43, who is in
charge of teas announced that the
regular Harris Hall teas will be held
each week from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Fridays.

Drive Nearing
Expected Quota
Biggest Membership Total
In Foundation's History
Expected From Drive
Commenting on the progress of
Eillel Foundation's membership drive.
Chairmen Herbert London, '43, and
Mildred Gerson, '43, stated that 800
of the expected 900 members have
already joined Hillel.
Contacting every Jewish student
in the University, solicitors have an-
nounced that the members of every
organized house have already joined.
The drive is continuing in dormitor-
ies, rooming houses and cooperatives.
The drive, which is expected to net
the largest number of members in
Hillel's history, is organized into
squads, each with a captain. Cap-
tains included Victor Wertheimer,
'44; Bennett Yanowich, '44; Dick
Frankel, '44: Al Wohl, '43: Moe I'ish-
er, '44E; Lou Fogel, '42; Sam Rosen.
'44; Herbert Schwartz, '42E; Bill
Schumer, '42; Dick Cooper. '44, and
Leon Madansky, '43.
Housel To Present Paper
At National ASCE Meeting
Prof. W. S. Housel of the transpor-
tation engineering department will
leave today for a national meeting
of'the American Society of Civil En-
gineers in Chicago, where he will pre-
sent his paper, "Earth Pressure on
Tunnels" before the convention.
Professor Housel's paper culmin-
ates ten years of experiment and in-
troduces a new method of computing
pressure on tunnels which he calls
"The Circuit Method."
Because this year's meeting of the
society will be especially concerned
with tunnels the paper will be of un-
usually pertinent interest.










I.F.C. Names
Council To Elect Tryouts;
List Upperclass Pledges
(Continued from Page 1)
Holmes, Bud Ingstrom, James Boult.
William Ackerman.
Phi Sigma Delta: Arnold Agell.
Phi Kappa Tau: Samuel Bruni.
Psi Upsilon: Edward Scott, Jr.,
Joseph Lahey, Thomas Coffield,
Charles Dryden.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon: David Ipsen,
Louis Gingias, Art Skeats.
Signma Alpha Mu: George Igber,
Gerald Lipnik.
Sigma Chi: David Matthews, James
Sigma Nu: Thomas Booth, James
Campbell, William Horting, William
Kehoe, James Wilton.
Sigma Phi: Henry Caleb Loud.
Theta Delta Chi: Donald Williams.


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