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'U' Professors
To Hear Talks
n War Topics
Alt, Decker Will Attend
National Conference
On Raid Protection
Prof. Glenn L. Alt and Prof. Ar-
thur J. Decker, both of the civil en-
gineering department will leave Sat-
urday for New York City where they
will attend the National Conference
on Aerial Bombardment Protection.
The conference, to be held under
the auspices of the Federal Office
of Civilian Defense, the United
States Office of Education and New
York University, will bring engineers
from all over the country.
Talks by prominent engineers and
defense officials will be featured.
Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia of New
York City will open the meetings with
a talk stressing the importance of
bombardment protection.
After his return on Feb. 25, Pro-
fessor Alt will open several defense
courses on Bombardment protection.
The courses will be sponsored by the
University Extension Service and will.
be held in connection with similar
defense courses now being given
throughout the state. Present plans
call for a class in Detroit and possibly
casses in Ann Arbor and Flint.
Professor Alt explained that the
courses are being designed to bring
before practicing engineers and arch-
itects not only necessary technical
knowledge but also new features of
air raid protection.
Prof. Sawyer Called
To Active Navy Duty
Michigan lost to the nation once
more when Professor Ralph A. Saw-
yer of the physics 'department was
called to active duty yesterday as
Lieut. Commander, USNR.
Prof. Sawyer, who was an ensign
in the USNR in 1918-1919, and who
has been teaching there ever since,I
gave up extensive research on the
spectro-chemical analysis of iron and
steel to go to the naval proving
grounds at Dahlgren, Va.

Take Leading Roles In Ballet Monday

Engineers Answer Call:
ESMDT Winter Course


Reach Total Enrollment Of 969

Felix Sadowski and Miss Janina Frost, director and prima-ballerina
of the Polish Ballet, will appear here Monday in Hill Auditorium with
their nationally-known troupe. Polish folk dances, heritage of the
ages, will be featured.
Polish Ballet Troupe Formed
By Group Stranded In America


Another European artist pre-
sented to America by Nazi aggression.s
Felix Sadowski formed the present
Polish Ballet after his company had'
been stranded in New York following
the German invasion of Poland.
The Ballet, scheduled, to be pre-
sented here at 8:15 p.m. Monday in
Hill Auditorium, stems from the orig-
inal troupe appearing at the New
York World's Fair under official Pol-
ish government sponsorship. Strand-
ed in New York with the opening of
hostilities, Sadowski organized the
Ballet to acquaint Americans with
the traditions of Polish national
Previous to his organization of the
World's Fair program, Sadowski was
ballet master of the Warsaw Grand
Opera and widely known throughout
Europe for his work both as an art-
ist and master choreographer.
sTheBallet's Ann Arbor appearance
follows a successful concert tour
marked by engagements in Philadel-
phia, Chicago, New York, Cleveland
and other cities. Monday's perform-
ance will be under the auspices of
the University Polonia Society.
Prima-ballerina for Sad ow ski's
group, Miss Janina Frost was en-
gaged by the Ballet in New York after
a successful European tour. Although
she has studied at the widely-known
Student Afflictions
Jump In January
In the monthly Health Service re-
port for January, 1942, the usual
number of acute upper respiratory in-
fections brought in the greatest num-
ber of patients.
These infections, or colds, are a
regular problem and January's total,
1,037, does not compare unfavorably
with that for the same period last
year, 1,659. Dermatology consulta-
tions showed an increase with 474 to
last year's 276.
Most amazing aspect of the statis-
tics are the 145 German measles
cases reported for this year against
none for the similar period in other
years. The care of these mild con-
ditions has been primarily a problem
of space.
Dispensary calls dropped approxi-
mately 2,000 over the same period of
a year ago. The other departments,
however, show no considerable change
from last year at this time.

Polish Ballet school, her birth-place
and first training is American.
Monday's program will not only
emphasize Polish and Hungarian folk
dancing, but will include the works of
such great masters as Paderewski,
Brahms and Chopin. Hungary will
also be represented by guest artist
Milo Luka, leading baritone of
Prague's national opera and now of
the Chicago Civic Opera Company.
One of the most moving presenta-
tions of the evening, Noskowski's
UmarI Maciek, Umarl (Matthew
Died, He Died) will be presented as
the finale. In this version of the
famous Polish folk tale, the young
peasant Maciek, mourned as dead by
his widow, rises to the strains of a
familiar Polish folk dance.
Tickets for this program will be
on sale in Hill Auditorium from 2 to
4 p.m. today, tomorrow and all day
Monday. They will also be offered at
the League, Union and campus book-
Hillel Foundation
Announces Final
TryoutsFor Play
Final tryouts for roles in Hillel
Player's major production, "Awake
and Sing" by Clifford Odets will be
held 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday at
Hillel Foundation.
The major event of the Player's
activities, "Awake and Sing" is
scheduled for March 13 and 14 at
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. It
will be directed by David Rich of the
speech department. 3
In addition to the regular run in
Ann Arbor "Awake and Sing" will be
presented before Detroit B'nai B'rith
lodges, it was announced by Dan Sie-
den, '43, president of the Hillel Play-
ers. Other productions through the
year include one-act plays which are
held for campus groups and other
Hillel groups in the state.

A total enrollment of 969 was cred-
ited the winter series of Engineering,
Science and Management Defense
Training courses with the release of
final enrollment figues yesterday.
Still holding the lead indicated by
preliminary figures, the course in
ordnance inspection originally open-
ed in Detroit by Prof. O. W. Boston
of the metal processing department
has an enrollment of 104, putting it
well out in front of the other courses.
Ann Arbor courses, offering me-
chanical drawing under Prof. Mau-
rice Eichelberger of the engineering
drawing department and descriptive
geometry under Prof. J. C. Palmer of
the same department, are credited
with enrollments of 28 and 19 respec-
tively, Dean Ivan C. Crawford of the
College of Engineering revealed.
Altogether a total of 31 courses
are being conducted in Ann Arbor,
Detroit and surrounding cities, ex-
clusive of the course in ordnance ma-
terials inspection which was opened
under U. S. Army Ordnance Depart-
ment supervision in mid-January.
This course, scheduled to enroll 100
men each month for a 12-week in-
struction period, got under way a bit
under par with its opening session
drawing a total attendance of only
Latest and last of the courses to
be opened under the ESMDT pro-
gram was a course in Ultra-High-
Frequency Techniques now being
conducted by Prof. Lewis N. Holland
Capital, Labor
Is iscussion
Topic In Panel
Attempting to clarify the problems
which hinder the conversion of the
automobile industry to war produc-
tion, the AAUW has arranged a panel
on "The Contribution of Manage-
ment and Labor to the Defense Ef-
fort" for 11 a.m. tomorrow in the
Rackham Amphitheatre.
Serving on the panel will be Prof.
Margaret Elliot of the economics
department; Prof. John W. Riegel of
the School of Business Administra-
tion; Mr. Frank Rising, general man-
ager of the Automotive Parts Asso-
ciation of Detroit, and Mr. Victor G.
}Reuther, assistant coordinator of the
f Defense Appointments Division of
the UAW and the CIO.
Because of the large number of
delegates from other cities who will
attend the State Workshop Meeting
to be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow,
attendance at the panel will be limit-
ed to AAUW members and invited
After lunch in the League at 12,
the members will return to the
Rackham Amphitheatre for a lecture
at 2:30 by Dr. Helen C. White, pro-
fessor of English literature at the
University of Wisconsin, entitled "In
the Time of the Breaking of Na-
Conscience Wins Out
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12.-()-"I
want to pay my hospital bill," said-
Adolph Bachmann, 65, as he walked
into the County Charities Depart-
ment today. Director Jerome Fisher
gave him a receipt for $43.75, cover-
ing treatment Bachmann received in

of the electrical engineering depart-
ment as a credited course for selected
senior and graduate electrical engi-
Preliminary figures for this courseI
show 33 enrollments to date, though
that figure will probably vary slightly
as classifications are added or1
Opened Jan. 12, the ESMDT<
courses will run a total of eight
weeks. A new series is now being
planned, and will probably be in-
augurated late in March or early in
April, it was disclosed.
Prof. R. H. Sherlock of the civil
engineering department is coordi-1
nating the courses, which are spon-
sored by the U. S. Office of Educa-
tion and implemented by the Univer-
sity Extension Service.
Speech League
Heads Contest
Preliminary Meet I Set
For March 13 Here
Under the sponsorship of the
Northern Oratorical League, an ora-
torical contest for students of uni-
versities in this organization has been
All sophomores, juniors, and se-
niors are eligible to participate in this
contest. Th'e preliminary meet will
be held March 13 in Angell Hall, and
copies of all orations must be handed
in at the Speech Office, Room 3211
Angell Hall, on the day before the
A fully memorized oration must be
given complete and must be on a
topic of public interest. Two thous-
and words has been set as a maxi-
mum, but 1800 words is the prefer-
able length. Copies of orations given
in previous contests can be found in
the Speech Library, Room 3213 An-
gell Hall.
The final contest will be held April
3 in Angell Hall. The winner of this
local meet will compete in the North-
ern Oratorical League contest at
Northwestern University May 1.
Prizes of $100 and $50 will be pre-
sented to first and second place win-
ners respectively.
Six universities will be represented
in this contest. They are Iowa, Mich-
igan, Minnesota, Northwestern,
Western Reserve and Wisconsin.
Club Will Produce
'La Independencia'
Now in its final week of casting,
"La Independencia" will be presented
by La Sociedad Hispanica as its an-
nual Spanish production March 17
in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.-
The play, written by the 19th cen-
tury writer, Breton de los Herreros,
is a ight comedy of manners filled
with comic action. Valuable oral lan-
guage practice is provided for both
cast and audience.
Casting is nearly completed, but
students interested in assisting in
production are urged to try out for
scene painting, properties, costuming
and make-up after 3 p.m. in Room
428 Romance Language building.

Prof, Watkins
To Give Talk
Here Sunday
A topic as close to home as thet
corner grocery store, "Inflation Andc
The War," will be discussed by Prof.
Leonard L. Watkins of the economicsI
department at 4 p.m. Sunday in the
Rackham Lecture Hall.
Professor Watkins' public lecture,1
sponsored by the Ann Arbor Chapter
of the Committee To Defend Amer-
ica will be open to all students and{
As a member of the University
faculty for 16 years and a close stu-
dent of money and banking prob-
lems. Professor Watkins is well qual-
ified to analyze the pressing problem
of rising prices, expanding currency
and the resultant danger to national
economic stability.
Professor Watkins has gained rec-
ognition both here and abroad for
his work. In 1929 he studied in Eng-
land under a Social Science Research
Fellowship and in the same year re-
ceived a $2,500 award for his book,
"Banker's Balances."
With positions on the Editorial
Board and Executive Committee of
the American Economic Association,
Professor Watkins is also known for
his work at the University.
Professor Watkins' talk will be the
fourth of the CDA's 1941-422series.
Previous speakers included Welsh
coal miner Jack Jones, Prof. Robert
McDowell of the history department
and Prof. Harley H. Bartlett of the
Department of Botany.
Steinbeck Film
To Be Shown
Cinema League To Bring
Story Of Mexican Life
John Steinbeck's vivid novel, "For-
gotten Village," which follows his "Of
Mice and Men" and "The Grapes of
Wrath" in film production, will be
presented by the Art Cinema League
at 8:15 p.m. Feb. 19, 20, and 21, in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Vehement at the New York censors
who called the key sequence of the
film (depicting the tense face of a
peasant woman in childbirth) "im-
moral and indecent," the New York
Times declared that the scene "beau-
tifully symbolized the heavy travail of
humanity in the dark and should be
offensive to no one."
Dudley Nichols, who prepared the
screen plays of "The Informer," "The
Grapes of Wrath" and "The Long
Voyage Home," voiced the same opin-
ion in stating that if there were "any
moral reason or any logical cause why
the New York censors should step
between this film and free citizens
of a sovereign democratic state, then
so much the worse for contemporary
The drama, placed against a back-
drop of Mexican mountains, evolves
from the clash between the old and
new ways of life. The actors are the
actual villagers themselves. Unique
effects are provided by Hans Eisler's
music and Burgess Meredith's unus-
ually serious narrative.


and Saturday

The Law Wins Out
in Battle Of Words
Officer Krasny of the Ann Arbor
police force and speeding-driver
Robert Brauer of Jackson Road had
a running-board conversation after
the latter had pulled over to the side
of Huron Street yesterday.
The conversation went something
like this:
"Fifty miles an hour wins you a
free ticket, buddy," Officer Krasny
"Look, officer," Mr. Brauer came
back. "I know I was speeding but I
don't think you ought to give me a
ticket. My financial condition is em-
barrassing. I'm still paying bills
from a wreck I was in last Novem-

"Really?" the law
Brauer had his ticket.


Daily at 2-4-7-9- P.M.

Coming Sunday
Greta Garbo
"Two-Faced Woman"

Thurs. Feb. 26,
Reserved Seat" Tickets
(including tax)
95c, -75c, 55c,
On sale at offices of the
University Musical Society.
Charles A. Sink, President
Burton Memorial Tower.


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