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April 15, 1942 - Image 6

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Public Health
Is Discussed
L.y Em erson
Says Lack Of Intelligence, 1
Initiative, Responsible
For DraftRejections 1
(Continued from Pge 1)
were for such strong lenses as toi
cause immediate distress."
Dr. Emerson charged that "there
was ignorance and unscrupulousness
in the services of 46.5 per cent of
those visited."
Dr. Emerson vented his fury on;
alcohol,. declaring:t
"Not only does the use of alcoholr
add nothing to the health of the peo- i
ple of the United States, but it causes
much more illness, acute and chronic,l
physical and mental, as well as pov-
erty and breaches of the peace, than]
can be paid for by the half billion in r
taxes levied upon the liquor trade.
"It is my conviction that no greater
contribution to national health and I
to winning the war could be made
than by general abstinence from the
use of alcoholic beverages," he said.
Depositing the public health prob-
lem on the nationfs own doorstep,
Dr. Emerson declared that "we must
take off the rose-colored glasses of
satisfaction in past successes" and
carry on the fight for health with re-
doubled spirit.
Acknowledging the "excellent
health" which the people of the;
United States now enjoy and par-
ticularly the remarkable gains made
since World War I, he assured the
nation that "there is no reason to'
read in the history of the last war
another disastrous recurrence of in-
fluenza or other pestilence."t
He expressed confidence that such1
diseases "can now be prevented and
controlled even among a people cru-t
elly afflicted and subjected to rigor-f
ous limitation of housing, food, clo-
thing and personal service."
Foremen's Clubs
To Confer Here
Group To Hold Meeting
In Hill Auditorium
Delegates from Michigan and Ohio
will gather in Ann Arbor Saturday
for the fourth annual Foremen's Con-i
ference sponsored by the Extension1
Service of the University and the
National Association of Foremen and
Foremen's Clubs of Michigan and
Assembling in Hill Auditorium, the
general headquarters for the con-
ference, delegates will register from
8:30 a.rr. to 9:30 am. Saturday, pay-
ing a fec of $1.50 which will include
a luncheon at the Union.
A general session at 9:30 a.m. in
Hill Auditorium will officially open
the day-long conference. Albert W.
Hawkes of Montclair, N.J., president
of the United States Chamber of
Commerce will speak on "Foremen
Are Top Management on the Way
Representatives of the War Pro-
duction 'Board, engineers, executives
and educators will present addresses
before the one-day session.
May Says We
Need Exercise
(Continued from Page 1)

rather than fitness to keep them
"The basic objective of our phys ed
program, which should be patterned
after West Point training, will be to
get activity into every part of the
body-the arms, chest, shoulders and
abdomen as well as the legs."
Dr. May, who weighs but 118
pounds, would like to tell Michigan!
men that it's quality, not quantity,
that counts in building up a physique.
"You've got to have a couple atoms
of dynamite in your system or you'll
be a flop."
The health mentor says that it
would be an improvement if the
men of Michigan would go through
Dr. May's personal thrice-Weekly
exercise. It takes about 40 min-
utes and includes a workout with
Indian clubs, calisthenics, tricks
on the horizontal bar, rings and the
side horse. He chins about ten times
(that's for his biceps), push-ups (for
his triceps) and then finishes off with
a shalf-mile jog around the Water-
man indoor track.
He is proud of his muscles. "When
I do the front lever," he said, "the
muscles in my abdomen stand out
like knots on a hickory log."
"After all," as Doc May puts it,
"you wouldn't want to have kyphosis'
or lordosis would you?"
Church Group Announces
Roster Of New Officers
The Discinles Guild of the Chris-

JS.NEEDS: fTP u ndgr


Many times the 300 physics a-
jors now enrolled in American col-
leges and universities are needed im-
mediately in the nation's war pro-
gram, according to the National
Roster of Scientific and Technical1
The ever-increasing need for
trained men in this field is illustrated
in various statements of the United
States Civil Service Commission. For
example, a letter dated Sept. 26, 1941,'
reads as follows:
"The number of Junior Physicists"
on the employment lists of the Com-
mission is not sufficient to meet the
needs of the government ... Atten-
tion is called to the provision for thea
acceptance of applications from sen-
ior students if otherwise qualified,
who show that they expect to com-
plete the required college course . . ."
Another statement issued Sept. 17,
1941, said: "Men and women are
needed to do research and testing in
physics, chemistry, radio, explosives
. .. Study in physics is not only qual-
ifying for the physics option, but may1
Cancer Drive
Features Talk
By War Critac/
Marshall To Lecture Here
April 21; Money To Go!
To Fund For Research
S. L. A. Marshall, radio station
WWJ and commentator and military'
critic of the Detroit News, will lec-
ture on "Our Part in the War Today"
April 21 in Hill Auditorium.
Marshall's lecture is sponsored by
the Ann Arbor division of the Wom-
en's Field Army of the Society for the
Control of Cancer, and the proceeds
will be donated, along with other
funds from the campaign, to the re-
search, education and cure for can-
cer. Part of the receipts will be
given to the two local hospitals, and
the rest will be sent to the State and
National Headquarters of the Society.
Marshall, a veteran of the First
World War, is the author of several
recent books on military subjects,
and his talk will highlight the month-
long cancer drive. This is the first
year that a public lecture has been
included in the annual cancer cam-
paign, and Mrs. W. Brace Krag is in
charge of the sale of tickets. It
Other features of the drive during
April, control-of-cancer month, in-
cluded a radio address by Dr. F. J.
Hodges, head of the roentgenology
department of the University Hospi-
tal. Canisters have been placed in
the schools, women's clubs have been
contacted, and the downtown busi-
ness section is being canvassed.
With the slogan, "Fight Cancer
rhrough Knowledge," the Women's
Field Army, under the direction of
Mrs. H. Marvin Pollard, commander,
is attempting to acquaint the public
with the facts of the disease. Stress-
ing particularly the danger of delay,
fear and ignorance, the campaign is
designed to rid the public of its old
At the present time the only
known methods of curing cancer are
through X-rays, radium and surgery,
and even these are of no avail if the
disease is not recognized in its early

aso be ued fo t ineakitnRt grae
of the radio option.'
Both of these statements were, of
course, issued before the war and the
need has increased many-fold since
that time. Nor is the Commission
the only one looking for physicists-
they are being called for every day
by both industry and the various
branches of the armed services.
According to Prof. Ernest F. Bark-
er, chairman of the physicsdepart-
ment, sound and radio are the physi-
cal fields most prominent in war re-
He said that physicists on the
Ph.D. level are needed to direct the
war research, while those on the
bachelors and masters levels are
needed to assist in these projects.
Many of the pressing calls of in-
dustry and governmental agencies
have had to go unanswered because
of the lack of men, Professor Baker
pointed out. The University has been
unable, for instance, to fill a large
number of the requests of the U. S.
Civil Service Commission.
At the present time theUniversity
has 28 undergraduate and 32 grad-
uate students in the field of physics.
Fifteen of these will receive degrees
in June.
The status of the physics student
in the draft has become fairly well
defined. The Journal of Applied
Physics pointed out recently that
"the general practice of giving occu-
pational deferment to physicists and
to college students preparing in phys-
ics has become well established by
local draft boards."
The Army and Navy need many
physicists but they select them di-
rectly-not through the Selective
Service-and do so for their particu-
lar ability.
Muvskens Hits
False Patriots
Self-Centered Americans
Flayed At Conclave
Addressing the sixth annual Retail
Coal Utilization Institute last night
in the Union, Prof. John Muyskens of
the speech department turned a talk
on "The Tyranny of Words" into a
stirring denunciation of those who
declare "I am an American with a
none-too-sure poker face attitude."
Professor Muyskens compared the
Americans on Bataan and elsewhere
in the service to those who would de-
stroy national unity for their own
economic interests.
Previous to his blast against self-
centered Americans, Professor Muy-
skens regaled an after-dinner audi-
ence on the double meanings of words
in English language. He cited such
examples as the digestibility of a
"nice" dinner as compared to the
lack of edibility in a "nice" girl.
"There are no synonyms for Chris-
tianity and religion." Professor Muy-
skens declared and deplored the past
carnage which had resulted from a
misunderstanding of these terms.
Professor Muyskens also illustrated
his talk with the French expression
"oo-la-la" which he recalled having
been used as (1) an outburst of grief,
(2) a rejoicing at economic gain and
(3) a pleased reception to a Rabel-
aisian story.
The Institute, which was opened
yesterday by Dean Ivan C. Crawford
of the engineering college, will con-
vene again today in the Union.



L A N D I N G F I E L D A T D A R W I N-Australians say that extensive area of grounds at this
Darwin landing field makes the visits by Jap bombers ineffective; planes still land, take off.

H A R M O N Y-Ramon Beteta,
undersecretary of finance "of
Mexico, has been named minis-
ter to U. S. from Mexico, to help
coordinate the two countries in
conjunction with ambassadors in
Washington, with special em-
phasis on defense effort.

R E A P T H E W H I R L W I N D-British flier makes friendly inspection of four cannons which
give England's R.A.F.'s Whirlwind two-engined, high-tailed fighter plane its deadly power.

C A N D.Y K I D-Alexis Smith
of the movies wears a new middy
top dress with a candy flavor-
the stripes coming up in char-
treuse and navy on a white back-
ground. Skirt is knife pleated.







.We're head-
quarters for test-
ed, tried and true
. qtality, short in
- All.,
ti r

C 0 0 D S C O U T S-There were smiles all around when Su-
preme Court Justice Owen Roberts greeted girl scouts at a war
bonds and stamps campaign in Washington, D.C. Left to right:
Scout Sally Scheiry, 10, and Scout Josephine Mortborst, 10..

D E V I L D I V E R - Mrs. Payne Whitney's Kentucky Derby'
nominee, Devil Diver, breezes along in a tryout at Lexington, Ky.
Devil Diver started 12 times last year, winning 4 with 7 seconds.j
His earnings for Greentree Stable were $65,359. r

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