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To Be Planned
As War Benefit
Group Desires To Assist
New University Board
In Defense Instruction
In preparation for a more vigorous
action program for the second se-
mester, the Student Defense Com-
rnittee of 1942 will hold an impor-
tant business meeting at 7 p.m. to-
morrow in the Glee Club Room of
The most important proposed ac-
tivit to be discussed is a plan for
the Committee to sponsor a week-
end carnival on the order of Michi-
gras, but on a more elaborate scale.
All proceeds would, of course, go to
further the war effort in some way.
Bob Sibley, '42, chairman of the
Committee, urged that all members
attend the meeting, not only to offer
advice on the proposed carnival, but
also to bring to the attention of the
entire group any other ideas they
might have. In the first bulletin to
the Committee members, Sibley also
pointed out what has been done and
what is being done at the present
The recent defense survey, he said,
was a definite success and has been
turned over to the University War
Board for their action. He also
stated that the Committee was in
good part responsible for the large
sale of defense stamp booklets, which
amounted to approximately 8,664
throughout the city.
A proposal for the institution of
non-credit defense courses was re-
cently submitted to the War Board.
The proposal stated that the Com-
mittee was ready to assist in the reg-
istration and organization for such
'courses: arrange for qualified stu-
dent instructors; handle publicity
for the project; and prepare, in con-
junction with the War Board, a spe-
cial announcement to be distributed
to the student body.
Craig Is Elected Head
Of Statistics Institute
Prof. C. C. Craig of the mathe-
matics department was elected na-
tional president of the Institute of
1Aathematical Statistics at the or-
°ganization's annual convention held
recently in New York City.
Instrumental in founding the In-
stitute, Professor Craig has ever since
been intimately connected with its
affairs. It is the only society in the
world devoted to mathematical sta-
tistics; and its official journal, the
Annals of Mathematical Statistics, is
the only publication devoted primar-
ily to that subject.
Others on campus who are connec-
ted with the group include Prof. H.
C. Carver, who founded the journal
'in 1930; and Prof. P. S. Dwyer, who
became a Fellow of the Institute two
Dr. William H. Weston, Jr., Pro-
fessor of Cryptogamic Botany at
Harvard University, will speak at
4:15 p.m. tomorrow in the Natural
Science Auditorium on the subject,,
"Fungi and Fellow Man."
Sponsored by the University botany
department, Dr. Weston's lecture will
be presented in non-technical lan-
guage, and all students are invited
Known at Harvard as an inspiring
and stimulating teacher, Dr. Weston
also has a wide reputation as a popu-
lar lecturer and able speaker. In
addition to his lectures, he is the
author of numerous papers of fungi,
and has done much to make the sub-
Dr. Weston has had considerable
experience in the tropics and Pacific
areas, serving the United States De-
partment of Agriculture and the
Tropical Plant Research Foundation
He has been pathologist in charge
of diseases of sugar cane in the
Philippines, made a survey of plant
diseases in Guam, and studied trop-
ical fungi in the Barro Colorada Is-
lands in Gatun Lake, Panama Canal.
Dr. Weston has been a visiting
professor at Johns Hopkins and is
the first president of the Mycological
Society of America.
Worried about a few missing honor
Then the February issue of The
Michigan Technic is the magazine
for you, because in that issue, to go
on sale Thursday, will be presented
the facts and figures on why students
flunk out of school.
Written by Prof. Charles B. Gordy
of the mechanical engineering de-
partment, the analysis, "And So You
Failed," will appear with a descrip-
tion of "U. S. Fighting Planes," writ-
ten by Charles W. Ranson, '42E, as
the second feature in the issue.
Completing the articles list will be
a revelatory feature explaining the
frameworks used in large statues, en-
titled "Engineering in Sculpture,"
and written by Prof. Avard Fair-
banks of the sculpture department.
In keeping with this story, The Tech-
nic cover will picture a close-up on
one of Professor Fairbanks' statues.
Introduced only as "Bert and
Louie," the two men working in the
foundry laboratory in the East Engi-
neering Building will be interviewed
in the regular Technic feature, "The
Prof. James H. Cissel of the civil
engineering department, Varsity
swimmer Dick Reidl, '42E, and Vir-
ginia Frey, '42E, one, of the few girls
in the engineering college, will re-
ceive special attention when "The
Technic Presents . . . them to its
Sigma Rho Tan
To Meet Today
soelety Wll " etrgtiz
To Assist War Effort
"Girding for wartime activity,"
members of Sigma Rho Tau, engi-
neering stump speakers' society, will
hold a reorganization meeting at 7:30
pn.m. today in the Union.
As the result of a recent national
convention of Sigma Rho Tau mem-
bers, it was decided that the organi-
zation could best aid the nation's war
effort by presenting talks on war top-
ics before various civic groups, and
first assignments of the talks under
the plan will be made today.
Complete streamlining of the so-
ciety will be in order as new com-
mittees, new chairmen, new pro-
grams, new circles and new squads
will be selected and announced.
A freshman debating squad has
been selected and is now preparing
for a debate with a girls' team from
Ypsilanti within the next few weeks,
it was announced yesterday.
ASME Will Meet
For Dow Lecture
Members of the Michigan section
of the American Society of Electrical
Engineers will meet at 8 p.m. today in
the Rackham building to hear a talk
by Prof. W. G. Dow of the electrical
Professor Dow, author of a text on
electronics and a defense research
worker, will speak on the subject,
"Electronics and Industrial Applica-
tion." His talk will be followed by
refreshments and a short business
Lansing student members of the
AIEE will come to Ann Arbor to at-
tend the meeting.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1942
VOL. L. No. 97
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
Selective Service Registration stu-
dents who did not register for the
Selective Service Act Monday, Feb.
16 should report to the Ann Arbor
Draft Board in the Armory for regis-
tration. Robert L. Williams
To All University Students: A
student Plans Inquiry is being con-
ducted in order to enable the Uni-
versity to plan the program that will
be offered during the war period. The
University and the Regents specific-
ally request and urge that every stu-
dent fill out one of the forms that
has been prepared. The procedure
must be completed at theearliest
It will be necessary for you to ob-
tain your form from the place desig-
nated below, fill it out and return it
to the place where you obtained it.
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