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Highway System Necessary
In Successful Modern War

A feature of modern warfare which
is often overlooked in emergency
preparation is the absolute necessity
for an adequate highway system,
Prof. C. E. Morrison and Prof. W. J.
Emmons of the transportation engi-
neering depai'tment said in a joint
interview yesterday.
"Nothing is more clearly indicated
by experience in this war than that
the success or failure of a modern
army is dependent to a tremendous
extent upon the efficiency of the
highways in the theater of battle,"
Professor Morrison explained.
"The German highways, built since
Hitler came to power," he continued,
"are essentially war highways. They
are muclIf stronger than normal ci-
vilian use would demand and they
radiate from Berlin in a manner that
makes transportation of supplies to
the border easy.''
Professor Emmons added that it
was the excellent communication#
system made possible by these high-
ways that has carried through Hit-
ler's unique strategy of simultaneous
attack and his unparalleled supply
Professor Emmons said that Amer-
ica undoubtedly has the best'highway
system in the world. "However," he
continued, "our civilian highways are
not equipped to handle army move-
ments or even transportation f sup-
plies to embarkation points."
Both men were careful to explain
that much is now being done to pre-
par American highway% both for a
: defe sive war and for transportation
of munitions. Professor Emmons took
as an example the Great Lakes' em-
barkation points which will soon be
under construction and the new high-I
n W
r WEEK DAYS 2--4-7- 9 P.M.

TODAY ;and Saturday

ways being built along supply routes
from important defense factories.
Professor Morrison described mea-
sures being taken so that hghways
can be "kept up" under actual war
conditions. "Portable crossings which
pan carry civilian traffic over the
troops using the main highway will
soon be standard equipment in every
army unit," he said. "Also collaps-
ible repair equipment is being per-
Both professors agreed that Amer-
ican highway deficiencies are not
serious enough to stymie the defense
of the country or even to dangerously
impede transportation of supplie.
"There are things, however, that
must be done," Professor Morrison
concluded, "but for the most part
they are either being studied or are
now under construction."
Aptitude Tests
To BeOffered
Adjustment Group To Aid
Pre'Medical Students
Pre-medical students interested in
determining their aptitude in the
medical field will have an opportun-
ity to do so by taking one of the tests
to be conducted by the Bureau of
Human Adjustment.
The first test 1ill be conducted
from 1:30 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov.
8, in Room 300 West Medical Build-
ing.' Tests will also be given on the
following three Saturdays. There
will be no charge to those. who have
pid their /dues to the Pre-medical
The tests are of an experimental
nature and a correlation will be made
between wvhat the students actually do
in Medical School and what their
tests indicate that they should do.
After the test is given a discussion
will be held between the student and
a member of the Bureau as to the
stpdent's probable aptitude in the
medical field.
Lecture In Spanish
Will Be Delivered
By Adamo Alonso
Dr. Amado Alonso, director of the
Institute Filologico of Buenos Aires,
will defiver a Universify lecture in
Spanish on "Don Segundo Sombra"
at 4:15 p.m. Monday in the Rackham
Dr. Alonso, recognized as one of
the outstanding Hispanists of Latin
America, is at present visiting pro-
fessor at the University of Chicago,
where he received an honorary de-
gree at the University's fiftieth anni-
versary in September.
He is the author of many articles
on the Spanish of America and lit-
erary problems in the interpretation
of Spanish-American literature. He
is editor-in-chief of the Revista de
F'ilologica Hispanica, published joint-
ly by the Instituto of Buenos Aires
and the Instituto de las Espanas in
New York.
The lecture, sponsored by the De-
partment of Romance Languages,
will be open to the general public.
Bioff, Browne Declared
Guilty In Extortion Trial
IEW YORK, Nov. 6.-(-P)--Labor
,Leaders George E. Browne and Wil-
liam Bioff were speedily convicted
of extortion tonight by a Federal Jury
in a verdict which the court said
"will let a lot of fresh air into union
halls throughout the gountry."
The jury deliberated just two hours
in closing a spectacular four-week
trial that brought Hollywood's top
ekecutives to the witness chair.
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Jumbled Abbreviations Simplessons


F .
- Coming Sunday --

Engineering Organizations
May Seem Confusing,
But TheyAre Amusing
Often amoozin' and always con-
foozin', the use of alphabetical ab-
breviations in referring to organiza-
tions, societies and USAgencies has1
now blitzed the engineering college,j
and the result is O.K. for some but
N.G. for the majority.
For example, one is tempted to con-
sider the SPEE a subsidiary of the
SPCA, or perhaps to Yonder whether
the ASCE is an organization of chem-
ical or civil engineers-granting the
realization that it's an engineering
society a tall.
But it's all very simple, provided
you've learned the fundamentals of
that 26-letter maze called the alpha-
bet. After that it's just a matter
of application.
Take the letter S, for instance. You
can bet dollars to doughnuts that it
stands for Society. Similarly, T is a
dead give-away for Institute. And
you're already started: they actually
stand for things; they aren't typos!
A third sure-shot is the letter E,
almost without exception the ground-
work for Engineering or Engineers.
Of course in something like SPEE a
bit of discretion must be used, but
not enough to get all hot and bothered
The letter A is another standard,
suggesting the word American with
but few exceptions. In fact the only
one at hand is the SAE, Society (les-
son one) of Automotive (exception to
the A rule) Engineers (lesson two).
Aeronautical is distinguished by Ae.
Simple, what?,$
From there on, though, you're on
your own. M, for example, displays
its versatility by standing for Me-
chanical in ASME, for Military in'
SAME, and for both Mining and
Claude Eggertsen
/ To SpeakAt Hillelr
Introducing the topic of discussion,
Prof. Claude A. Eggertsen will speak
to Hillel Foundation's fireside dis-
cussion group on "Students and the
War" at 8:30 p.m. today at the Foun-
Preceding a question and discus-
sion period Professor Eggertsen who
teaches history of education courses
in the School of Education will an-
alyze the problems and issues facing
students in the war.

U-Boats Reported Of f New foundland
V 5010 "\
Canadian ships were reported to have attacked Nazi U-boats in Belle Isle Strait at the northern tip of
Newfoundland. Also located are sites of submarine attacks on the United States destroyers Reuben James,
Greer and Kearny, and the navy tanker Salinas.

Metallurgical--simultaneously - in
A second saboteur is C, which could
obviously mean Chemical or Civil.-But
they've simplified that choice: Chem-
ical is usually abbreviated Ch, while a
lone C stands.for Civil. Hence ASCE
and the AIChE.
Prominent irregulars are the SPEE
and AIEE. The first does not stand
for Soceity for the Prevention of En-
gineering Education. It's Promotion.
And the second is merely the Ameri-
can Institute (see lessons three and
one) of Electrical Engineers.
Al in all, you just have to know
your ABC's, mind your P's and Q's
and eat your alphabet soup-and
steer clear of such things as the
ES&MDT (Engineering Science and
Management Defense Training).
Band Will Not Go
To New York City
For Columbia Tilt
A music-less Columbia-Michigan,
game as far as the University
Marching Band is concerned became'
a certainty yesterday with the an-
nouncement that the famous 130-
piece organization would not make the
trip to New York Nov. 15.
Although the band usually makes
one long trip and one shorter trip1
each fall, lack of funds will confine
gravel for this season to the North-
western trip a week ago.
The marching band's next and
final appearance of the football sea-
son will be in its pre-game and half-
time maneuvers at the Ohio State
game here Nov. 22.
This will be the first time in a
number of years that the band has
not invaded the East.
Van Durgin To Speak
Prof. Arthur Van Duren, Jr., of the
German department and chief of the
academic councilors, will speak be-
fore the University of Michigan Club
at Coldwater at a dinner meeting to-
day. He will be accompanied to the
meeting by T. Hawley Tapping, gen-
eral secretary of the Alumni Asso-

Steel Shortage
Hits Defense
Plants In State
Further cooperation from all local
citizens will be needed if Michigan's
current steel shortage is to be reme-
died, Chairman Harrison H. Caswell
of the Washtenaw County Council on
Defense warned yesterday.
The steel scrap collection drive
opened last month, but the Michigan
Council on Defense at Lansing has
been issuing additional bulletins
pointing out the need for junk metal.
Coupled with this state shortage is
a new statement from William S.
Knudsen, director of OPM, on the
national need for scrap steel. Knud-
sen told his press conference in the
beginning of the week that "the sal-
vage and conservation effort is most
important now to meet the growing
demand for critical supplies ,or our
defense industries."
Caswell emphasized that the Coun-
cil is not asking for donations. "We
are not attemptings to high-pressure
the city," he declared. "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 recognized authori-
Anything and everything made out
of steel can be smelted dowi for use
in the defense programs. Farm ma-
chinery, lawn mowers, junked tele-
phone wire, wrecked automobiles,
worn-out stoves, and discarded street
car rails have already been collected
by the state Council.
Home-owners with a quantity of
old iron or steel are requested to call
a junk dealer, the Salvation Army
pickup, or ?ther accredited groups.
The drive is planned to last through-
out the winter until defense require-
ments have been filled.
The Michigan Council on Defense
also has pointed out the need for im-
mediate action. Snows and cold wea-
ther will hamper collection, and fast
transportation is needed to replenish
a rapidly shinking scrap supply.
The steel drive is part of a new
anti-waste campaign which will be in-
augurated throughout the nation next
week. Citizens will be urged to con-
serve on items necessary to defense
production, such as gasoline and



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