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TlE--MICHIGAN DAILY

Scientifie Age'
To Be Subject
Of Hillel Talks
Morgan, Prof. Shepard
Will Lead Discussions
At Town Hall Meeting
Scientific progress and its relation
to religious thought will be discussed
at Hillel Foundation's Town Hall, to
be led by Kenneth Morgan, director
of the Student Religious Association,
and Prof. John F. Shepard of the
psychology department, at 8:15 p.m.
today.
The subject, "Religion In an Age of
Science," 'will be introduced by the
members of the panel. Further dis-
cussion will come from the audience
in town hall fashion.
The question will involve a study of
whether religion has outlived its use-
fulness and what religious thought is
consistent with modern ideas.
The views of the scientist will be
represented by Professor Shepard,
whose experiments in the field of
psychology have gained wide notice,
and who teaches a course in the psy-
chology of religion.
Religious divergence from the
pragmatic views of science will be
furnished by' Mr. Morgan. Head of
the SRA, Mr. Morgan has wide
,knowledge of religious thought.
Seniors To Continue
Announcenent Sale
Commencement announcement or-
ders will continue to be taken from
senior engineers today and Monday
on the second floor of the West En-
gineering Building, ove: the Arch.
Class dues may be paid at the same
time.
Orders will be taken from 8 a.m.
to noon and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. as
announced by class Vice-President
Bill Collamore. Three different types
of announcements are available and
any orders of one dollar or more will
be taken and the distribution will be'
some time in May.
Phones Can't Be Used
FORT DIX, N. J., March 26.-(P)
To prevent leakage of information
from this military post, the com-
manding officer ordered all public
telephones throughout the area
placed "temporarily out of order."
Soldiers cannot call girl friends and
post telephone operators will not be
allowed to accept personal calls to
the soldiers.
See our
SPRING SPECIALS

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Big eTen
Highlights...
By PAUL KEENAN
The man with the "Sweetest trum-
pet in the world," Charlie Spivak,
will return to the Purdue campus for
the Junior Prom April 17. Appearing
fob the second time this year, Spiv-
ak's outstanding popularity as a re-
sult of his work at the Homecom-
ing dance last Oct. 25 influenced
the committee in his favor.
Note to Matt Mann-Dick Pap-
enguth, Purdue swimming coach is
subject to an early draft call since
his number, 1817, was one of the
first drawn and was the second
number drawn of those held by [
Purdue students and faculty.
Five University of Wisconsin en-
gineers are in the running for the
honorary "St. Pat" title, to be be-
stowed at the engineering college's
annual dance Saturday. Despite the
varying growths of the plumages, the
title will probably be decided by what
is beneath the beards, as the judges
will be three of the campus beauties.
Only one of the five contestants is an
Irishman.
Illinois Senator "Curly" Brooks,
after being awarded a plaque nam-
ing him "One of the University's
most distinguished fighting Illini,"
in recognition of his World War I
services with the Marine Corps said
'War doesn't do anybody any good.
It's bound to get you physically
and mentally after a while. You
can't tell me there's a person any-
where who doesn't get a bit fright-
ened when he's being used as a tar-
get for all the enemy's fireworks."
C'iting the importanice of airpower
in peace and watrtime, hie said,
"We've got to air-condition Ameri-
ea for America's future living."
The first national network radio
program to be heard from the Audi-,
torium of Indiana University will be
presented today when Tommy Dorsey
broadcasts over the Mutual network
at 9:30 p.m. EWT on the Spotlight
Band Program. The broadcast will
be part of a swing concert to be pre-
sented under the auspices of the,
Council of Fraternity Presidents.

Kehoe Wmins Best-Dressed Prize
In Campus Style Show At Union

Wartime Jobs
Will Be Topic
Of Conference
Defense Industry Work,
Civil Service Positions
Will Be Enumerated
A guidance and occupational infor-
mation conference on wartime oppor-
tunities in state and federal govern-
ment work and in defense industries
for men and women will be held un-
der the auspices of the University's
Bureau of Appointments and Occu-
pational Information Wednesday and
Thursday in the Rackham Lecture
Hall.
The purpose of the conference is
to answer the questions of students,
educational leaders and the public
regarding openings for men and wo-
men in federal and state civil service
and other government positions and'
in defense industries. All meetingst
will be held in the Rackham Lec-
ture Hall.
"Federal Civil Service Positions for
Men and Women" will be discussed
by Dr. L. J. O'Rourke, director of
research of the United States Civil
Service Commission, at 4 p.m. Wed-
nesday. The opportunities for men
in defense industries will be explained
by John Haien of the Chrysler Cor-
poration at the 7:30 p.m. meeting on
Wednesday. Thomas P. Garrity, as-
sistant director of vocational train-
ing for war workers in Detroit will
view the openings for women in de-
fense industry.
Thomas J. Wilson, personnel direc-
tor of the Michigan State Civil Serv-
ice Commission, will speak on state
government opportunities for men
while Edward H. Litchfield, chief of
the division of research and training
of the state civil service commission,
will present the corresponding situ-
ation for women at 4 p.m. Thursday.
Further program details will be an-
nounced in The Daily.
New Deadline
For Hopwood
Contest Is Set
Reminding University students
planning to enter the spring Hop-
wood contest that the deadline has
been advanced from April 22 to
April 13, due to the three semester
policy, Prof. Roy W. Cowden, director
of the Hopwood Room, urges all
would-be contestants to complete
their manuscripts as soon as possible.
Inaugurated in the spring of 1931,
after Playwright Avery Hopwood, '05,
bequeathed his estate to the Regents
of the University "for the encourag-
ing of creative work in writing," the
Hopwood contest offers more prize
money than "any university in the
world gives to its students." In the
ten years the awards have been given,
they have amnouted to nearly $10,000
annually.
Any student enrolled in at least
one course of English composition
and rating "C" or better in each of
his courses, is eligible to submit en-
tries in the fields of dramatic writ-
ing, fiction, poetry and essay.
Qualified senior and graduate stu-
dents may compete for the major
awards, with $2,000 top money. Prize
money ranging up to $250 is offered
in the minor award division, open to
all undergraduates. Particulars may
be found in the contest pamphlet
available in the Hopwood Room, 3221
Angell Hall.

Technic Hit Hard By Priorities,
Shortage Of Advertisements

Wartime Demands Take
Toll Of Contributors,
To EngineMagazine
5 By CHARLES THATCHER,
The war is striking home at The
Michigan Technic, engineering col-1
lege publication!
Already hard hit by priorities,
speeded-up production and the myr-
iad other elements of war prepara-
tion, The Technic is going to have
even tougher sledding next year, ac-
cording to the predictions of retiring
senior'editors Burr J. French, '42E,
and John S. Burnham, '42E.
Perhaps the problem of advertis-
ing, the life-blood of any publication,
is most serious. "National advertis-
ing is good and will probably remain,
so until after the war," Burnham.
noted, "but local advertising is being
snuffed out by either too much busi-
ness caused by expanding industries
near here or a lack of merchandise
caused by priorities."
Articles Department
An equally troublesome problem
arises in the articles department,
French observed. Formerly, The
Technic tried to balance the ratio of
articles written by students, faculty
members and industrial men from
the outside.
"We're on the spot now, however,"
he said. "The industrial men are all
in Washington, the faculty members
are all doing extra work for the de-
fense effort, and the students are
just too busy trying to keep up with
the speeded-uk curriculum.
Even with a third semester in the
summer, summer publication is out
of the question, it was pointed out,
because all national advertising con-
tracts are made on an eight-month
basis.
"The summer term is going to

have its effect," Burnham predicted.
"With students coming and leaving
at the middle of the year the new
staff is going, to have to devise some
sort of one-semester subscription
plan to supplement the full-year plan
now in operation."
Common to all organizations on
campus, the problem of staff appoint-
ments is also making itself felt.
Should appointments be made for
one semester, one year, or what plan
should be followed? "We don't know,"
the out-going editors admit.
Slide Rule Ball Job
The role of chairman of the annual
Slide Rule Ball has always gone to
The Technic editor-in-chief. "But
what about the man who serves from
March to the following February?"
the seniors ask. It was suggested that
maybe the date of the Ball might be
changed to the fall, but even that
would have its drawbacks.
Priorities, indirectly felt through
advertising, also make 'themselves
felt directly. The paper shortage is
obvious, but less apparent is the need
for chlorine, used for bleaching pa-
per. "The Technic will probably get
grayer as the war goes on," French
said.
Meeting To Be Held
For Fliers Of Future
With the cumulative Washtenaw
County air corps quota. still unfilled,
an open meeting for men interested
in flight enlistments will be held at
7:30 p.m. Monday in the Union under
the auspices of the local Junior
Chamber of Commerce.
The meeting will feature sound
movies and a talk by Lieut. George
Conte, public relations director of the
traveling air corps examining board.
The examining board will return to
Ann Arbor next week.

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it was lost in the shuffle of throat
clearing and other signs of acute
nervousness exhibited by the emcee.
Final blow to the dimming prestige
of Doug came whcn he appeared very,
very late fort the presentation of
awards to the prize winners of the
BDMOC contest. Gould dispairingly
muttered something to the front row
about standing on two tables and
then trying to get down in a hurry,
but the alibi was too flimsy to stand
the scruntiny of the awfully yellow
spotlight.
(Mind you, Doug, this never would
have had to be written if you hadn't
Rnssian Relief
Donates $250
To United RallyI
Ielresen tatives of the student Rus-
sian War Relief group will leave to-
morrow with Chairman Harry Stutz
for- R;WR's "United Nations Victory
Rally." at Detroit's Olympia, where
celebrities Mne. Litvinoff, Ambassa-
dor Joseph Davies and John Garfield
will speak in behalf of the cause.
The campus RWR unit will present
$250 to the organization at this time,
collected in tli current drive. This
sum will suipplemnent the $800 col-
lected previously toward the $1,500
goal. Medical supplies to "save the
lives of at least 100 wounded Red
Army soldiers" is the aim of the
University coinmit tee, according to
Stutz.
A Victory dance will be held at 9
p.m., April 4, in the Michigan League
Ballroom and all proceeds will be
turned over to RWR, Bette Geltner,
'42, in cha wrge of arrang ements, an-
nouned. ,JohM ny 1-eberd's colored
swing band will furnish the music
and the Hughes will present a group
of folk dances. Also featured on the
program will be "The Story of Dnie-
perstroi," dramatized by Marvin Lev-
ey, '42, and Margaret oCtton, '42.
A RWR bazaar, directed by Mrs.
George Rainich and Mrs. Lila Parg-
ment, of the Russian language de-
partment, will be held in the League
at the same time, and the proceeds
will be used (t) purchase knitting ma-
terials.

taken those sideshots at the paper,
and our boy Axelrod.)
Special attraction in the all male
show was Jane Connell, who is a
female of the species. While taste-
fully attired, Miss Connel neverthe-
less wore costumes which no red
blooded man would exactly like to be
seen in.
In cahoots with the attractive Jane
was one Hal Cooper who showed up
briefly several times during Zoot Suit
Stuff wearing what we hope was not
sold to him, but rather presented as
a gift by a fellow who could not pass
the Army color test.
Music for the occasion was sup-
plied by Tom Snyder's orchestra,
adding life to the show and confusion
to the plight of Doug Gould by play-
ing a Navy song when the model in
the Army uniform walked up the
aisle.
Credits for the show and contest
go to Bob Templin of the Union, Dan
Huyett of The Daily and Bill Bree
of Esquire, who were the men behind
the scenes; to the four stores, Van
Boven, Saffel anid Bush, Wild and
Wagner, who provided both the prizes
and the clothes for the show, and
Follett's Bookstore in whose window
the prizes were displayed.
Lildbergh Takes Position
At Willow Run Factory
DETROIT, March 26. -(/1)--
Charles A. Lindbergh will work in the
engineering research department of
the Ford Motor Company's Willow
Run bomber plant, company officials
said today.
They said Lindbergh advised them
from Washington that the War De-
partment had approved his accept-
ance of Henry Ford's offer of the
position.

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