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Y, MARCH 3, 1942

Sixty Ordnance
Students Enter
Training To Ready Them
For Defense Inspection
Positions By Summer
Miller Is Director
Uncle Sam and the University will
make new gains in anti-Axis collab-
oration at 8 a.m. today when more
than 60 enrollees in the new Ord-
nance Materials Inspection course at-
tend their first class under the Engi-
neering, Science and Management
Defense Training program.
Registered yesterday, the trainees
today embark on a 12-week course
which will make them available as
trained ordnance inspectors around
the first of June.
Meanwhile, 77 additional men start
the second half of their training
period, having started the course as
members of the first section which
began instruction in mid-January.
Miller To Head Course
Administering the course will be
Col. H. W. Miller of the engineering
drawing department, while Prof. O.
W. Boston of the metal processing
department is superintendent of
technical instruction. A. B. Bishop
is representing the Detroit Ordnance
Prof. C. W. Spooner of the mechan-
ical engineeringsdepartment will su-
pervise the instruction of mathe-
matics, assisted by Prof. Clarence
Kessler and Prof. E. D. Rainvile.
Blue-print reading will be super-
vised by Prof. M. J. Orbeck of the
engineering drawing department who
will be assisted by Prof. F. R. Finch
and Prof. H. J. MacFarlan of the
same department.
Two Sections Listed
Supervising the lecture section in
"Materials of Industry" will be Prof.
Richard Schneidewind of the metal-
lurgical engineering department, as-
sisted by G. R. Gerhard and A. H.
Beebe, while the laboratory section
will be supervised by Prof. F. L. Ev-
erett of the engineering mechanics
department, who will be assisted by
Prof. R. T. Liddicoat, Prof. Gerhard
and R. C. Hoisington.
Manufacturing processes will be
the: title of the course to be super-
vised by Prof. W. W. Gilbert of the
metal processing department. Pro-
fessor Gerhard will act as his deputy.
. Professor Gilbert will also have
supervision of machine tool demon-
strations, while Professor Boston will
handle plant and laboratory visits.
Colwell To Supervise Lectures
Inspection practice lectures will be
handled by Prof. L. V. Colwell of the
metal processing department, assisted
by 1. M. Sheffer, while A. F. Parker
of the metal processing department,
assisted by Mr. Hoisington, will have
charge of inspection laboratory
Present enrollment figures may be
further swelled shortly if it is de-
cided to transfer more than 50 men
now being trained at the Case
School of Applied Science in Cleve-
land, Colonel Miller has revealed.
SLA To Hold Meeting
To Discuss Business
The local Student League of Amer-
ica chapter-known formerly as the
Student Defenders of Democracy be-
fore a recent merger-will hold a
meeting at 5 p.m. tomorrow in the
Union, Homer Swander, '43, national
president of the organization, an-
nounced yesterday.

4~~,a~fsa* de'

Serb Guerilla Chief

This picture of General Draza
Mihajlovich, minister of war in the
new Yugoslav cabinet and recently
promoted to the rank of divisional
general by the Yugoslav govern-
ment in London, was smuggled out
of Yugoslavia by one of his friends.
Mihajlovich is the leader of the
Serb guerrillas who are waging a
hit-and-run war against the Axis
army of occupation in Yugoslavia.
World Student
Service Funds
To Be Sought
War Prisoners, Refugees
To Receive Assistance
From Campus Drive
With all the nation's youth con-
centrating its energies on strength-
ening the war effort, little thought
has been given lately to the plight of
students and war prisoners in the
battle-scarred lands of Europe and
To aid these students and war
prisoners of all nations, and also to
help refugee students, is the purpose
of the World Student Service Fund,
which will initiate its drive on cam-
pus this month.
Plight Of Chinese Students
The lot of the Chinese students
who have had to move continually
westward in the face of privation and
hardship in order to continue their
education, and whose homes and
families in many cases have been
destroyed by the Japanese invader,
is one of the chief concerns of the
Fund. Although Chinese students re-
ceive money from the Fund for their
expenses as students and for trans-
portation to the transplanted uni-
versities, the biggest single item in-
cludes subsidies and loans for the
bare necessities of living.
Aid is also administered im-
partially to prisoners of war and to
military and civil internees in Ger-
many, England, occupied and unoc-
cupied France, Switzerland and Aus-
tralia. Such aid is also administered
in Canada. Through the European
Student Relief Fund, aid is given in
the camps, either indepnedently or
with the cooperation of the Y.M.C.A.
Refugees Also Helped
Refugees -are helped too. They
are found. mainly in the United
States, unoccupied France, Finland,
Rumania, Hungary, and Switzerland.
Since many other relief organizations
carry on the same work with refu-
gees, the World Student Service Fund
attempts to avoid duplication by
clearance and cooperation with such
groups. A large proportion of refu-
gee relief is carried on in the United
In order to get around the limi-
tations imposed on shipping in war-
time, in most cases money is cabled
to the foreign countries and the sup-
plies bought there, rather than at-
tempting to ship supplies abroad.
Navy To Heave Anchor
With University Here
The University will join hands with
the U.S. Navy momentarily this week
when 11 Navy men arrive here to-
morrow for a four-day course in ma-
Following the completion, of the
course here, the men will be employed
by the Navy as purchasing agents for
machine tools to be used in Navy
Instruction in the short course will

probably be given by Prof. O. W.
Boston, Prof. L. C. Colwell and Prof.
W. W. Gilbert of the metal process-
ing department, Dean Ivan. C. Craw-
ford of the College of Engineering an-
nounced yesterday.
McNamee Will Address
Local Engineer Group

Speech Contest
Entry Deadline
Is Tomorrow
Discussions Are Designed
To Stimulate Studies
In Pan-Americanism
Final registration of students who
wish to participate in the Pan-
American extempore-discussion con-
test has been advanced to 5 p.m. to-
All eligible students are permitted
to enter this contest which has been
started by the Office of the Coorr
dinator of Inter-American Affairs in
order to stimulate a widespread study
of Pan-American relations among
all college students. All University
students should register immediately
in the Speech Office, Room 3211 An-
gell Hall.
This contest has been divided into
four sections, the intra-school meets,
the district contest, the regional con-
ferences and the final national inter-
collegiate conference. According to
present plans, all six winners of the
finals contest will be awarded a tour
of the South American republics.
The plan of the intra-school con-
test in the University has already
been worked out. All students will be
required to give a short speech deal-
ing with any phase of inter-American
After these addresses have been
given, a forum period patterned after
the plan of the future contests will
be held. Books which may be used
for research have been listed and re-
served in the first floor study hall of
the General Library.
Students may obtain further in-
formation of this contest from the
Speech Office or from Prof. Kenneth
G. Hance of the Speech Department.
Prof. Christian
To Give Recital
Mendelssohn Williams
Works To Be Played
Featuring the works of Mendls-
sohn, Vaughan Williams and Claude
Debussy, Prof. Palmer Christian,
University organist and member of
the School of Music faculty will give
another in his current organ recital
series at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow.
In presenting Felix Mendelssohn's
Sonata in C minor, No. 2, Professor
Christian will perform somewhat of a
revival. Mendelssohn's organ music
includes six sonatas, three preludes
and various smaller items, which at
one time were in the repertoire of
most organists, but the past two or
three decades their former popular-
ity has faded.
Vaughan Williams will be repre-
sented by two selections from his
Suite for Viola entitled "Carol" an
"Musette." Claude Debussy's Pre-
lude to "La Demoiselle elui," original-
ly an orchestral and vocal setting to
Gabriel Rosetti's poem, has been
transcribed for organ by Professor
Christian himself.
Also to be heard on the program
will be the works of de Heredia,
Clerambault, Couperin, Andriessen,
and Maquaire.
Sociedad Will Hear
Hammett Discuss
Cultural Connection
A refutation of the theory connect-
ing the civilization of the pre-con-

quest Indians with that of ancient
Egypt and Mesopotamia will be pre-
sented by Prof. Ralph W. Hammett
of the architecture college in his lec-
ture for La Sociedad Hispanica at
4:15 p.m., Thursday in Room D,
Alumni Memorial Hall.
For year archaeologists have tried
to connect these two civilizations by
claiming that the lost island of At-
lantis was the bridge between them.
A more logical connection, explains
Professor Hammett, could be made
between the civilizations of the pre-
conquest Indians and the ancient
Professor Hammett will try to
prove his theory by showing illustra-
tions of Chinese art found in Mexi-
co. He will also survey the art and
architecture of pre-conquest Mexi-
co, showing colored slides he recently
Along with the lecture, Professor
Hammett will display a personal col-
lection of fetishes and idols. This
collection contains some unique speci-
mens, and has aroused much enthusi-
asm among spectators.
Hits the Spot.

Return From Bruneval -

Sailors aboard a British ship (foreground) wave to British parachute troops who
English channel in small landing craft after a raid o n the German radio detection
near LeHavre, France. This picture was sent to New York from London by radio.

speed back across the
station at Bruneval,

ASCE Paper
To Rival Garg
In Earthiness
A$CE's New Pubhcation
To Print News Dug Up
About CivilEngineering
"Our 'Bulldozer' will have the
'Garg' beaten nine ways to one."
So laid John Auferoth. '42E, edi-
torial staff member of the American
Society of Civil Engineers new offi-
cial publication-the "Bulldozer."
The bi-monthly Bulldozer is the
first publication of its kind in the
engineering college and is rigorously
defended against outside criticism
by its editorial staff. The ASCE pub-
lications committee includes Aufer-
oth, Paul Palmgren. '43E, John Hil-
dinger, '43E, Roger Goodwin, '43E,
Bob Herbst. '44E, Paul Erikson, '43E,
and Bud Fisher, '43E.
Yesterday's first edition of the
paper carried a resume of the high-
way conference, an announcement of
the coming ASCE meeting, a charac-
ter sketch of Dean Ivan C. Crawford
of the engineering college and num-
erous additional features.
Calling for suggestions and criti-
cisms, Paul Palmgren, '43E. of the
"Bulldozer" editorial staff, said in an
introduction to the first issue that
the purpose of the paper will be mere-
ly to present the news of the civil
engineering department.
Each issue will carry a biograph-
ical sketch of some prominent stu-
dent or faculty member and import-
ant ASCE announcements.
Library Trustees
Confer In Union,
Discuss Problems
More than 50 librarians and library
trustees from three southern Michi-
gan counties met at the Michigan
Union yesterday to discuss the prob-
lems confronting those connected
with library service in smalltowns.
The meeting was highlighted by the
address of Prof. Howard Y. McClusky
of the School of Education who spoke
on "The Challenge of Public Serv-
Other talks on the responsibility of
library trusteeship, the services of the
State Library and the materials avail-
able to small community libraries
completed the day's program.

Blackouts ShouldBe 'Blitzed 'A Little,
Is Firm Contention Of Professor Alt

Recently returned from the Aerial
Bombardment Protection Conference
in New York City, Prof. Glenn L. Alt
of the civil engineering department
declared yesterday that blackouts are
now being used more than necessary
and should be avoided when possible.
Blackouts often do more harm
than good, he declared and pointed
to England for proof. About 90 per-
cent of the civilian casualties there
have resulted from blackout traffic
acidents-not from Nazi bombings.
"Plane crews traveling 300 m.p.h.
at an altitude of 1000 feet must sight
their target and take aim almost two
miles before they are actually over-
head of the designated target," Pro-
fessor Alt stated.
"At this rate, blackouts can neither
help nor hinder a pilot's aim."
On the other hand, he pointed out,
the use of blackouts cannot be aban-
doned completely because they are
extremely useful in cases of actual
raids when planes are circling low
over a bombing area.
"Effective blackouts are very diffi-
cult to fachieve anyway," Professor
Alt said. "A small bit of a candle is
visible from an overhead plane and a
lighted cigaret is an easy target."
Professor Alt explained a recent
change in views on bombardment
protection when he said, "above-the-
Police Declare
Free- Wheeling
PeriodAt End
Motorists were given an additional
two days of "free wheeling" by Chief
of Police Sherman H. Mortenson but
after midnight yesterday all cars
caught out of driveways with 1941
license plates will be "ticketed" as
violators in the eyes of the law.
Chief Mortenson previously an-
nounced that Saturday midnight was
the deadline for old plates and warned
that tickets would be issued if motor-
ists didn't attach 1942 license plates
after that date.
But the local license bureau crossed
the chief up and closed at 5 p.m. Sat-
urday instead of three hours later as
per orders from Lansing.
Philip Schumacher, manager of the
license bureau, led all license appli-
cants inside the building late Satur-
day afternoon and ordered the out-
side door barred to the public. Ex-
plained Mr. Schumacher: "My staff
and I are all tired out."
After supper Saturday night, a
number of license aspirants turned
up at police headquarters to wonder
why the bureau didn't give them their
chance to buy. Telephone calls won-
dered the same thing.
That's the reason the chief was
forced to compromise. Violation-of-
the-law tickets are official now and
1941 license plates on your car will
prove it.

ground air-raid shelters are now gen-
erally favored over underground pro-
Heavy demolition bombs may pene-
trate the earth near the underground
shelter and cause a minor earth-
quake, completely shattering the con-
crete walls of an underground shel-
ter, he stated. Above-the-ground
Cook Files Suit
To Oust Regent
Asserts Burhans Illegally
Elected To Position
LANSING, March 2.-( P)-Frank-
lin M. Cook, Hillsdale Democrat, filed
suit in the Supreme Court today for
a writ of mandamus to compel At-
torney General Herbert J. Rushton to
institute quo warranto proceedings to
oust Senator Earl L. Burhans, Paw
Paw Republican, from the office of
Regent of the University of Michigan.
He contended Burhans was illeg-
ally elected to the post and that he,
as the next high candidate, should
be declared elected. His petition as-
serted Burhans can not legally hold
the two elective offices of Senator and
Regent, and that therefore all votes
cast for him for the latter post in the
April, 1941, election are null and void.
Cook's petition asserted Rushton
declined to bring the suit, and that,
as Attorney General, he had no right
to refuse.
P'rofessor Craig
To Conduct Forest
Products Cour se
Prof. Robert Craig, Jr., of the
School of Forestry and Conservation
will leave today for the U. S. Forest
Products Laboratory at Madison,
Wis., where he will build up and
conduct courses in the construction
and inspection of wooden containers
for all types of war equipment.
These laboratories, which are op-
erated in cooperation with the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin, are a federal
organization under the U. S. Forest
Service. In them all research in for-
est utilization is . concentrated.
Professor Craig's appointment is
for three months, after which he will
return here to get ready for the reg-
ular summer session of the forestry
school at Camp Filbert Roth of which
he is director. He was one of seven
professors granted leaves of absence
by the Board of Regents.

shelters can be destroyed only by
direct hits.
Professor Alt cited New York City
as an example of excellent war ad-
justment and summarized the ideal
civilian attitude in war-time in six
words-"We cannot afford to be
Nervous panic is the surest road to
defeat, he warned.
Professor Alt believes that the Of-
fice of Civilian Defense must be the
voice of the nation in this emergency.
And the best policy for the ordinary
civilian is to do exactly as he is told
by this government agency.-
"Individual effort is generally fu-!
tile," he said, "but effort organized at
the top and carried through by civil-
ian cooperation can do wonders."
Professor Alt plans to open a de-
fense course in "Aerial Bombardment
Protection" in Detroit and a similar
course is planned for Ann Arbor


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