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Senate Names Guayule Plantation
As New Source Of Rubber Supply

The Senate finally authorized the
Secretary of Agriculture's plan to
plant 75,000 acres of guayule in the
Western Hemisphere, confirming the
prediction of Prof. Carl LaRue of the
Department bf Botany.
Brought up once before in Con-
gress and discarded as highly im-
practical and needless, the new rub-
ber source can easily be developed
into a major industry, Professor La-
Rue declared, and will be worth the
A wild desert shrub growing from
the Rio Grande to the middle of the
Mexican plateaus, guayule has a high
content of stickier rubber, he said. A
four-year old plant has been found to
yield over 1,000 pounds per acre in
the Salinas Valley plantations de-
veloped by private enterprise. Its
great disadvantage, however, is that
the whole shrub is used, and new
fields must be continually planted.
Yet, the Department of Agriculture
is not only experimenting with guay-
ule, he said, but the possibilities of
other plants such as golden rod are
also being investigated.
Plant Returned To Home
A streamlined rubber plant which
Professor LaRue helped develop, will
go back to its original home in the
shape of a "three-story tree" to com-
bat the development of the dreaded
South American Leaf disease which
has prevented large scale planting in
Latin America. The top is grafted on
for resistant and sparse foliage and
the middle section for a high latex
yield. Grafted on selected seedlings,
it saves precious growing time.
It takes seven years, however, be-
fore seeds planted will yield com-
mercially, and the United States is a
little tardy in its 15 year expansion
project started last year, in which
15,000,000 seeds were planted. We
can count on only 35,000 tons next
year from Latin American planta-
If the United States loses control
Prof. Slosson To Speak
At Lloyd House Forum
Prof. Preston Slosson of the his-
tory department will speak at 7 p.m.
today at Lloyd House in the first of
what is hoped will be a series of for-
ums on the present world situation.
Professor and Mrs. Slosson will be
guests of Lloyd House at dinner after
Which the forum will be held. An
open discussion will follow the lec-
ture. All residents of the West
Quadrangle and their guests are wel-
come to attend, according to Mrs.
Beatrice Lambert Giard, house direc-
tor of Lloyd House.

of the Philippines, we will have lost
the best spot in the world for grow-
ing rubber trees, Professor LaRue de-
clared, for not only does it have per-
fect soil and rainfall conditions, but
miles upon miles of flat grassland
that need only be plowed.
Plants Taken To Haiti
Recently, Prof. Harley Bartlett, of
the Department of Botany, brought
7,600 grafted plants to Haiti from the
133 best strains of the Philippines,
which will be distributed as far south
as Bolivia, though their best chance
is in the Amazon Basin, he said. Pro-)
fessor LaRue is an expert in locality
conditions, and selected the land
for Henry Ford's rubber plantation
Many new plantations will prob-
ably start in Central America to re-
place bananadplantations recently
wiped out by disease. Not only will
we increase our potential supply of
rubber, but are able to further the
"good neighbor" policy in a practical
There is no such a thing as true
Nearing Will Speak
On Economic Basis
Of Enduring Peace
Scott Nearing, nationally known
sociologist and economist, will talk
on the subject "An Economic Basis
for An Enduring Peace" in a public
lecture to be given at 4:30 p.m.,
Thursday, in Unity Hall. -
A political leftist, Mr. Nearing has
a large following throughout the
country. Even those who do not
agree with him in politics' are said to
respect his intelligence and careful
He was a professor of economics at
the University of Pennsylvania in
1914 and was dismissed from that
institution in 1915 because of his
views. He transferred to the Uni-
versity of Toledo, but left school in
1917 for similar reasons. Since that
time Mr. Nearing has traveled the
country as a writer and free lance lec-
The talk is sponsored by a local
committee of Mr. Nearing's friends.
Unity Hall is at the corner of State
and Huron Streets and the public isj
Auto Output Decreased
DETROIT, Jan. 24.-()-Automo-
tive News said today in its weekly
survey of the motorcar industry that
output for this week totaled 72,317
cars and trucks. This compared with
73,070 units reported by the trade
paper for last week and 120,070 this
week a year ago.

synthetic rubber, but there are 29
varieties in commercial use that are
close enough to natural rubber to
substitute. In an emergency, 120,000
tons are available at present, and
four government plants are being
constructed, to be headed by the na-
tion's four leading rubber com-
First experimentation was made in
Germany during the last World War,
with the development of methyl rub-
ber, but now the Nazis have evolved a
"synthetic" of coal and lime called
Buna, which is used almost exclu-
sively. Yet contrary to popular opin-
ion, Russia, and not Germany has
led the world in the production of
synthetic rubber since it began in

Rifle Team Beats
Oklahoma SquadI
Increasing its remarkable record to
the count of six wins and no losses,
the Naval ROTC rifle team defeated
a squad from the University of Okla-
homa, in a recent postal match.
The NROTC squad, rating right up
with the best of them in its second
year of competition, has already de-
feated NROTC teams from Yale,'
Rensselaer, Marquette, South Caro-,
lina, and Virginia. This week's match
with the University of Minnesota,
NROTC champions last year, is a
crucial one.
The team was paced to its victory
by Mort Hunter, '44, who recorded
a score of 378, best for the season to
date. The team is captained by Art
Thomson, '44E, and coached by Lieut.
K. S. Shook, U.S.N.

15 Cents Worth Of Scraps:
Allied Fighters In Far North
Wear Ann Arbor Windbreakers

Even though things have warmed
up considerably in Ann Arbor, fol-
lowing thecold spell, groups of
Michigan women are still working
to prevent efficiency losses in the
air and on the high seas as a result
of winter weather.
Under the direction of Mrs. Charles
E. Koella, wife of Professor Koella
of the romance languages depart-
ment, women of Ann Arbor gather
between 2:30 and 5 p.m. each
Wednesday to receive scraps of lea-
ther, snaps and other materials
which go into the making of sturdy
windbreakers for the men who serve
their respective countries in the
northern outposts and on the sea.
Materials for the completed gar-
ment costs but 15 cents, the heavy
fleece lining and the leather pieces
being donations from a textile firm
and an automotive concern.
More Requests
When requests came from England
recently for similar jackets for Brit-
ish women serving in various capa-
cities, the sewing groups added the
fulfillment of these requests to their
task. The new work saw material
gain when Mrs. Carl Dahlstrom, wife
of Professor Dahlstrom of the engi-
neering college, completed the first
woman's jacket to be made in Ann
The idea for the windbreakers
came originally from Mrs. John N.
Stalker of Grosse Pointe, who start-
ed a one-woman movement in her
city. Since then the work has been
taken up in communities all over
Michigan. Originally, as each group

of jackets was finished it was sent to
the British Isles for distribution
among the fighting forces there.
But as the neededeveloped, some
of the garments were given to men
from other countries in the service
of our allies. First recognized among
these were the Norwegian sailors who
volunteered with the British Navy.
And since the need has now extended
to men in the United States forces,
many Americans in the northern
outposts have been given the com-
fort of warm windbreakers.
220 Garments Completed
To date 220 of the garments have
been completed in Ann Arbor alone,.
during the space of less than a year.
The gratitude of the fighting men
for this contribution of the women
of Michigan has been expressed in
numerous letters both from the men
themselves and from the organiza-
tions who distribute the windbreak-
All women in Ann Arbor are cor-
dially invited to attend the Wednes-
day meetings at Mrs. Koella's apart-
ment in the Cutting, 709 South State
Street. With the increased need for
the garments, since the entry of the
United States into hostilities, many
more women will be needed to sew
together the windbreakers, and it is
hoped that a number of newcomers
will be present.

Thor Johnson
Plans Concert
Of New Type
It's a long stretch from Mozart
to Mahler to Aaron Copland, but
Thor Johnson, in keeping with his
plan to give the student audiences
programs that are different, will pre-
sent just that sort of program 4:15
p.m. Tuesday in Hill Auditorium.
The program which includes the
"Serenata Notturna" by Mozart and
"An Outdoor Overture" by the con-
temporary American composer,
Aaron Copland, will feature the Sym-
phony No. 1 in D major by Gustav
Because of the unusual number of
instruments often required in Mahler
selections, many orchestras can never
get the opportunity to play his music
-even though his greatness is ' not
disputed in musical circles. However,
having the resources of so manymu-
sic-minded students to draw from.
Johnson is able to present this work.
The noted conductor, Bruno Wal-
ter, who was a friend and who still
is one of the outstanding interpreters
of Mahler's music, says in his recent
biography, Gustav Mahler, "The sym-
phony has the typically unique power
which the youthful work of a genius
is able to exert by means of its super-
abundance of emotions, by the un-
conditional and unconscious courage
to use new ways of expression, and
by the wealth of invention. It is alive
with musical ideas and the pulse-
beat of passion."
Also of feature importance on the
program will be the solo work of
members of the orchestra in the Mo-
zart "Serenata Notturna." Featured
players will be Italo Frajola, first
violinist, Thomas Wheatley, violinist,
Edward Ormond, violist, and Clyde
Thompson, string bass.
Rationing Of Sugar
Starts Month Early
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24. -(A')-
Government rationing of sugar, it
was announced tonight, will begin
early next month with each person
limited to about a pound a week.
Announcing the program, Price Ad-
ministrator Leon Henderson said it
was proposed, too, to recover excess
stocks from persons who have hoard-
ed supplies.
The prospective allowance of one
pound per person a week compares
with average per capita home con-
sumption of about 11/2 pounds a week
in 1941.

U.S.S.R. Movie
To Be Shown Here
Adjudged by American critics to be
one of the most interesting films ever
to come from the U.S.S.R., "One Day,
in Soviet Russia." sponsored by the
Russian War Relief Committee, will
be presented at 8:15 p.m. Thursday,
Friday and Saturday in the Rackham
Lecture Hall.
The film, which portrays an aver-
age 24-hour period in the life of Rus-
sia at war, represents the combined
efforts of 97 cameramen stationed in
widely separated parts of the Soviet
Union. Commentary for the film is
provided by Quentin Reynolds, noted
foreign correspondent and lecturer.
The program will aluo include the
Soviet-produced film "Musical Story,"
and the latest Soviet war newsreel.

Big Boom In Beer;
Commission Says
191Banner Year
LANSING, Jan. 24.-(A)-The beer
business was good in Michigan last
year, the State Liquor Control Com-
mission reports in a survey showing
barrel sales in 1941 were the second
highest of any year since Repeal.
The Commission said 3.586,712 bar-
rels were sold in the State. compared
with the high of 3,649,894 in 1937 and
3,196,622 in the preceding year.
The report showed that out-of-
state beers continued to make in-
roads on Michigan brew, selling 26.3
per cent of the total sales. The pre-
ceding year the ratio was 25.7 for
non-resident intoxicants and in each
preceding year it was proportionately

Served in the Main Dining Room-6:00 until 7:30 o'clock

Pecan Waffle, Maple Syrup
Grilled Star Bacon
Boysenberry Pie or
Orange-Banana Cup

Green Apple Fritters
Country Style Sausage Patties
Chop Suey Sundae
or Washington Cream Cake

at fifty five cents

Chicken Salad Plate
Lemon Custard Ice Cream
or Boysenberry Pie
at sixty five cents

Tomato juice Cocktail
Roast Leg of Veal
Mashed Potatoes
Fresh Peas
Washington Cream Cake
or Chocolate Sundae
at eigty five cents

JANUARY 25, 1942



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