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Engine School
Evaluation Plan
(Continued from Page 1)
signed for the course was all right,
but it reached too high a peak at the
mid-semester. The instructor had
not realized that this was true and
he immediately corrected the situa-
tion so that the work was spread out
more evenly during the year.
2. In a previous survey one in-
structor was accused by nearly all his
students of being too sarcastic. This
was brought to his attention and in
another survey a year later not one
student in his classes made a similar
3. Two-thirds of the students in
one class praised their professor for
his fine lectures, but said he was so
gruff that they were afraid to ask
questions of him. The next survey
will, in Baker's opinion, show a def-
inite change.
Although the national emergency
has been used in the literary school
as an argument against student
evaluation of faculty men, Profes-
sor Baker pointed out the above
examples as ways in which such
surveys could be of immense value
even in time of war.
Emphasizing that he saw no reason
why the war should make any dif-
ference in carrying out surveys of this
nature, Professor Baker declared that
"many of the things which are
brought to light can be corrected
even during wartime."
Dean Ivan C Crawford of the en-
gineering school wholeheartedly sup-
ported Professor Baker's contention
that the surveys have proved to be of
great importance.
"This survey," he declared," has
been of value to the instructional
force of the College of Engineering in
improving teaching practices and
evaluating courses."
As the program was carried out
this time, one committee correlated
and studied the answers to the ques-
tionnaires. The results were then
sent to the various departments and
to the individual instructors. The or-
iginal cards are still available and
may be referred to at any time.
Professor Baker suggested, how-
ever, that a much easier method
would be to have the questionnaires
go directly to the departments and
be correlated by them or even by in-
dividual instructors. The advisabil-
ity of the procedure will be given
consideration in future surveys that
the engineering school may under-
"Such a procedure," he said,
"would overcome the objections
that the surveys take too much
work and time. Divided in this
way, it would not be much wrk
for any one person. It could be
easily disposed of in the spare
time of a couple of evenings."

Piece Of Blasted Tanker Makes Port

Its bow sliced off by blasts from Axis subs, the stern of this tanker
was shown after it was brought into port at Morehead City, N.C. The
Navy approved release of the picture.
Counties Refused Priority Rating
For Civilian DefenseEquipment

WPB Blocks State Efforts
To Acquire Gas Masks,
Tools ForFire-Fighting
LANSING, April 7. -OP)- Efforts
to purchase fire fighting equipment,
gas masks and other articles for the
civilian protective services in the
metropolitan defense area of Wayne,
Oakland and Macomb Counties en-
countered further delay today.
Eugene A. Gump, state director of
purchases, informed the State Ad-
ministrative Board the War Produc-
tion Board has not issued a priority
Carl Rossby
To Talk Here,
"Recent Developments in the Sci-
ence of Meteorology" will be the topic
of a University lecture by Dr. Carl
G. Rossby of the Institute of Meteor-
oloy, University of Chicago, at 4:15
p.m. tomorrow in the Rackham Am-
Sponsored by the Departments of
Astronomy, Geography and Geology,
Dr. Rossby is an outstanding theo-
retical meteorologist, and an excel-
lent practical meteorologist as well.
Following his entrance into the
United States in 1923, Dr. Rossby
became chairman of the Daniel Gug-
genheim Institute of Aeronautical
Meteorology. Later, he established
the first meteorological service for a
west coast airline to be used in this
Dr. Rossby joined the faculty of
the Massachusetts Institute of Tech-
nology in 1928, when a department of
meteorology was opened, as an asso-
ciate professor and head of the de-
partment. He also worked as a re-
search associate' at Woodshole Insti-
tute of Oceanology, concentrating on
turbulance studies.
Dr. Rossby is assistant chief of
the United States Weather Bureau
and aids in the training of meteor-
ologists for the Bureau. The majority
of his work has been as a theoretical
meteorologist, studying the polar
areas and atmospheric turbulance.
Lewis Leads Discussion
Dr. Howard B. Lewis, chairman of
the Department of Biological Chem-
istry of the Medical School, presided
at a symposium on "Protein Metab-
olism" held at a meeting of the Amer-
ican Society of Biological Chemists
yesterday in Boston.

to allow Michigan to purchase the
Lieut.-Col. Harold A. Furlong, state
defense council administrator, ex-
plained that the War Production
Board is allotting priorities for civili-
an defense equipment on the basis of
primary need because of a shortage
of the articles.
"We cannot buy the things we want
and think we should have now," Fur-
long reported. "That does not mean
we cannot get them later when some
other areas have been taken care of
first. When and if the Federal Gov-
ernment decides we can have them
we may not have to buy them-the
equipment may be given to us."
The Board has allocated money
from its war chest to buy 60 fire
pumpers for the metropolitan area
but such equipment now is being
allowed only to communities on the
East and West Coasts.
Governor Van Wagoner objected
strongly to a statement by Auditor-
General Vernon J. Brown that "this
means that the Federal Government
recommends that we buy these things.
yet when we go to buy them they
tell us we can't get them."
Van Wagoner asserted the Federal
Government had never "told" the
state to buy equipment. "It was
recommended by a state agency," he
said, "so there is no conflict there."
The Board released $14,500 to
finance the training of munitions in-
dutstry workers in Saginaw public
schools and approved $23,250 for sim-
ilar programs in the Flint schools.
Engineers Will See
Locomotive Action
Presented I Film
"Steam Locomotive Slipping Tests"
is the title of a movie to be shown at
7:30 p.m. today in the East Engineer-
ing Building before the Transporta-
tion Club of the Engineering College.
The movie, which was taken by
special high speed cameras, shows the
actual vibration of locomotive wheels
at speeds as high as a hundred and
fifty miles per hour. It is being loan-
ed to the Transportation Club by
the Timkin Roller Bearing Company.
Sanford Stone, '43E, publicity di-
rector of the organization, says the
movie will be of unusual interest in
the study of counter-balance and of
the rough-riding of locomotives.
The Transportation Club which
was active last year has been reor-
ganized under the direction of Prof.
John S. Worley of the transportation
department and will meet today for
the second time this semester.

Engine Society
Heads To Meet
For Disussion
Presidents, Class Officers
Will Confer On Advice+
To Benefit Successors'
Retiring presidents of 11 engineer-1
ing college professional societies will
meet with engineering senior class
officers at 5 p.m. tomorrow in the
Union to discuss recommendations
to be made to incoming officers of
the various societies in order to make
their tasks easier.
Sponsored by the Engineering
Council, the meeting will also serve
to consolidate reports of the activi-
ties of the various societies for the
past year, as senior class president
Ted Kennedy, '42E, has requested
that those reports be turned in for
each society at the meeting.
Present plans, laid by George Got-
schall, '42E, and Jim Pierce, '43E,
call for a practical discussion of the
difficulties which the various socie-
ties have had to face during the past
year, from which recommendations
will be made to the new officers.
Attending the meeting will be Bill
Collamore, '42E, for the American
Institute of Chemical Engineers;
Bob Boswell, '42E, for the American
Institute of Mining and Metallurgi-
cal Engineers; Gotschall for the
American Institute of Electrical En-
gineers; John Templer, '42E, for the
American Society of Mechanical
Henry Fielding, '42E, for the In-
stitute of Aeronautical Science; Bob
Sforzini, '43E, for the Society of
Automotive Engineers; David Woh-
lander, '42E, for Quarterdeck Socie-
ty; Ray Gauthier, '42E, for the Army
Ordnance Association; Fred Elmi-
ger, '42E, for the American Society
of Civil Engineers, and Norman Tay-
lor, '42E, for Sigma Rho Tau, engi-
neering speech society.
Also represented will be the Trans-
portation Club, though the name of
the representative is as yet unknown.
Naval Affairs Club
To Hold discussion
On Defense Today
Scheduled to meet for the fifth
time at 7:30 p.m. today in Room 16
Angell Hall, the Naval Affairs Club
will discuss "The Defense of the
Western Hemisphere."
Mr. Edward W. Mill of the political
science department, faculty adviser
of the club, and Angelo Trogan, '44,
membership chairman, will lead the
discussion. All those who are inter-
ested in the broader aspects of the
current war are invited to attend
these weekly meetings.
The purpose of the club is to af-
ford a means whereby students may
become familiar with the naval poli-
cies and naval strategy underlying
the war.

For Contest



Due Monday
All students of English composi-i
tion classes planning to enter the
forthcoming Hopwood literary con-
test must submit their manuscripts
by 4:30 p.m. Monday, in Room 3221'
Angell Hall.
Close to $10,000 will be awarded in
this competition, which originated in
1922 when playwright Avery Hop-
wood, '05, bequeathed one-fifth of
his estate to the University Regents,
"the income therefrom to be awarded
annually to students . . . who per-
form the best creative work in the
fields of dramatic writing, fiction,
poetry, and the essay."
The first contest was inaugurated
in 1931, after, the bequest was split
into two parts, known as the major
and minor awards respectively. A'
competition exclusively for freshmen
was initiated in 1932 and another
for summer session students in 1938.
For specific contest instructions see
the Hopwood pamphlet, available in
Room 3221 Angell Hall.
Group To Elect
AIChE To Show Films'
At RegularMeeting
Election of officers for the next
semester will be held by the local
American Institute of Chemical En-j
gineers, at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in
Room 1042 East Engineering Build-
At this regular meeting movies con-;
cerning petroleum products and the
manufacture of rayon will also be
This meeting will be the deadline
for membership, as after tomorrow
no applications for this year will be
accepted. All junior members of
the AIChE are eligible for office. Re-
tiring officers of the organization are
Bill Collamore, '42E, president; Ray
Tritten, '42E, first vice-president;
Tom Osborne, '42E, second vice-
president; Ed Hayter, '42E, secretary;
Charles Armstrong, '42E, treasurer,
and Cornelius Skutt, '42E, Engineer-
ing Council representative.
Adult Education Institute
Will Be HereMay 1.1-15
Headlining former German chan-
cellor Dr. Heinrich Bruning, the
tenth annual Adult Education Insti-
tute will be held here May 11 to 15
under the auspices of the University
Extension Service and the Michigan
Federation of Women's Clubs.
Other featured speakers scheduled
for the four day program are Prof.
Preston Slossqn of the history de-
partment and Prof. Jan F. Hostie of
the political science department.

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tribution for the Bomber-Scholarship
Swing Concert.
Association Discussion Group: All
students are welcome to the discus-
sion of Morale-what is meant by
the word, and what is the morale of
the student body at Lane Hall to-
night at 7:30.
The Ticket Committee of Frosh
Project will have an important meet-
ing in the League at 4:00 p.m. to-
day. The room will be posted on the
bulletin board. If you are unable to
come, please call Shelby Dietrich at
Members of Frosh Project Decora-
tions Committee will meet in the
League today and Friday, 1:30-5:30
p.m., and Saturday lal day.
Archery Club-Women Students:
The Women's Archery Club will have
its first meeting at 4:15 p.m. today
in the small lounge of the Women's
Athletic Building. If the weather is
inclement, we will shoot on the in-
door rage.
Members of the Frosh Project Pro-
gram Committee will meet in the
League in Miss McCormic*..'s. Office
today, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Members are
requested to bring their own shears
and come prepared to work.
Wesley Foundation: Student Tea
and Open House today, 4:00-5:30
p.m. Dr. DeWitt Baldwin, director of
the Lisle Fellowship in New York and
Colorado, will be our guest and will
be available for interviews with stu-
dents who may be interested in at-
tending either of these groups this
Coming Events
The Annual French Play: Le Cercle
Francais will present "La Belle Aven-
ture," a comedy in three acts by de

Caillavet, de Flers and Rey, on Wed-
nesday, April 29, at 8:30 p.m. in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. A spe-
cial edition of the play has been re-
printed for the occasion.
La Sociedad Hispanica conversa-
tion group will meet Thursday, April
9, at 8:00 p.m. in the Michigan
League. These meetings afford an
excellent opportunity for oral prac-
tice and all the students are invited
to attend. See Bulletin in League
for room number.
Phi Sigma Meeting on Thursday,
April 9, at 8:00 p.m. in the West Lec-
ture Room, Rackham Building.
Professor Donal H. Haines of the
Journalism Department will present:
"Science in the News."
The A.I.Ch.E. election meeting will
be held Thursday, April 9, at 7:30
p.m. in room 1042 East Engineering
Building. Movies on "Petroleum Pro-
duction" and "Neoprene" will be
shown. Refreshments.
Polonia Club: Instructions in Pol-
ish Folk dancing will be given Thurs-
day evening at 7:30 at the League.
Please note change in time.
The Slavic Club will meet Thurs-
day at 8:30 p.m. in the International
Center. Easter greetings are obliga-
Interior Decorating Section of Fac-
ulty Women's Club will meet Thurs-
day, April 9, at 3:00 p.m. at the home
of Mrs. Charles W. Spooner, Jr., 795
Oakdale Rd., Barton Hills, to hear
Mr. Goodhew speak on "Floral Beau-
ty Enhanced by Arrangement." For
transportation, call 2-2224, Mrs. Eg-
Episcopal Students: There will be
a celebration of the Holy Commun-
ion at 7:30 Thursday morning in Bi-
shop Williams Chapel, Harris Hall.
Breakfast will be served after the



Beatrice Borst's novel, "Nearer the
Earth," (Random House), first place
winner in the fiction division of last
year's contest, represents the third'I
H*opwood scrpt in as many years to
reach publication. In 1939 IolarFul-
ler's "Loon Feather" achieved much
popularity and Maritta Wolff's
"Whistle Stop" became a best-seller
after winning the $1000 prize in the
1940 Hopwood. As for 1942, repre-
sentatives from Alfred Knopf and
Macmillan have already been scout-
ing around the campus, although the
competition deadline isn't until April
Pretty Miss Borst, a "Phi Bete,"
who lives here in town, says that
her only literary attempts before
"Nearer the Earth" consisted of pub-
lication of a short story in a pulp
magazine,and second prize in Phi
Beta Kappa's Alumni essay contest
for her entry, "Paradox of the Trop-
ics." She happened upon the Hop-
woods purely by chance, having con-
sidered five universities before Mich-
igan as the institution from which
to earn her Master's Degree. Though
the idea of writing a novel had been
hers since she was ten years old, it
actually didn't materialize until a
short story written here was con-
verted into a 750 page novel, "Nearer
the Earth"-her Master's thesis.
Miss Borst believes that modern
novelists should abandon the "death
drive" and "drab realism" theme, and
develop instead "a growing faith"
in the face of today's instability.
"They must have a living philosophy
to help people," Miss Borst explains,
and cites A. J. Cronin's "Keys of the
Kingdom" as embracing this phil-
osophy. In this book one finds
strength and tremendous faith, de-
spite the obstacles, Miss Borst adds.
The writing of a second novel and
short stories will be undertaken by
Mis Borst sometime in the near
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