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May 02, 1942 - Image 6

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Johnson Takes
'Cook's Tour'
For Program
U' Symphony Conductor
Prepares For Festival
By Remote Control
He's probably the only remote con-
trol conductor in business today, but
Thor Johnson, youthful maestro of
the University Symphony Orchestra
finds it the most successful means
for preparing for a May Festival con-
Johnson, who will conduct the
Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra at
the second May Festival concert next
Thursday in Hill Auditorium, has
been flying all over the country this
past week, keeping in touch with the
different artists who will assist him,
and rehearsing their parts with them.
For instance. in' the symphonic poem,
"King David" of Honegger, the music
is scored for full symphony orches-
tra, chorus, three solo vocalists, or-
gan and a narrator.
Johnson Wasn't Fazed
The fact that the orchestra is in
Philadelphia, the narrator in Cleve-
land, the vocalists in New York and
he is in Ann Arbor didn't faze John-
son in the slightest. Early Monday
morning he was in Detroit and
aboard a plane to Cleveland where
he conferred with Rabbi Barnett
Brickner about the timing of the nar-
ration with the music. No sooner was
that taken care of, than our air
minded conductor was on the wing--
Four hours later he was in Phila-
delphia, conducting the Philadelphia
Orchestra, while three slightly muss-
ed up but nevertheless dignified vo-
calists who had been rushed down
from New York, were in the Academy
of Music with him, ready to sing.
Practiced With Feuermann
At the same time, Emanuel Feuer-
mann, who will play the Dvorak cello
concerto on Johnson's program next
Thursday, also came down from New
York nand practiced with him, in or-
der to get that part of the program
straightened out.
And Johnson hasn't been doing all
these things on the spur of the mo-
ment. For with the competent aid
of the University Symphony Orches-
tra, he has been practicing these
numbers for some time right here in
Ann Arbor.
He's even been busy helping out,
parts of other programs. The Choral
Union. which will sing Beethoven's
'Ninth' Saturday as well as "King
David" under Johnson, has been re-
hearsing its part of the Beethoven
symphony with him and the Univer-
sity Symphony Orchestra until the
arrival of Ormandy and the Phila-
Both the stiudent members of the
Choral Union and Johnson are par-
ticularly enthusiastic over the music
in "King David." It's music-bare,
stark, real." h esays, closing his eyes
as if to get better aesthetic appre-
ciation, "- just lke the art-of Picas-
so, Gertrude Stein or James Joyce."
Other Duties
Besides his duties as conductor of
the University Symphony Orchestra,
Johnson is also regular conductor of
the Little Symphony and the Grand
Rapids Symphony Orchestra. One of
the youngest conductors in the coun-
try, he has already conducted the
Boston and Philadelphia orchestras.
Tickets for the concert as well as
the other May Festival roicerts may
be obtained at the Burton Tower offi-
ces of the University Musical Society.
After 5:00 p.m. Tuesday the box

office will be ope in Hill Auritorium.

Engineering College To Admit
Woment To Summer Semester


That feminine touch, seldom found
within the hallowed halls of Michi-
gan's College of Engineering, will
soon be more than 40 strong when
the college opens its doors to women
during the summer semester for a
full-time, thirteen week course in
surveying, topographic mapping, and
Given under the auspices of the
Engineering, Science, and Manage-
ment Defense Training program of
the United States Office of Educa-
tion, this course will supply personnel
trained in the principles of making
maps from aerial photographs, in the
operation of stereoscopic machines,
and in the related principles of sur-
veying and topographic mapping.
The course will start July 6 and con-
tinue through until October 3, 1942.
Persons completing it will be avail-
able for employment in the National
Defense Mapping program, directed
.by the U.S. Corps of Engineers and
carried out by five Federal agencies.
Two Sections
Dean Ivan C. Crawford of the en-
gineering college announced that
about 40 women, organized in two
sections, would be allowed to take
Plans Outlined
For New Navy
V-I Pro:gram
Ariny Air Force Reports
Success In Recruiting
Under Defermueni Plan
Some twenty-five students gath-
ered in Hill Auditorium yesterday to
hear Lieut. Trusdell E. Wisner, Navy
recruiting officer at Chicago, de-
scribe the advantages of the new
Navy V-1 program as it is to be or-
ganized on this campus.
Announcing minor changes to the
dissappointingly small crowd, Wisner
explained that high school students
are now eligible for V-5, naval avia-
tion, and that those entering V-1
and dropping school would be given
the opportunity of Joining the Navy
Air Corps in preference to becoming
a second-class seaman.
As the program now stands all
students in accredited colleges who
can pass a physical and mental ex-
amination will be admitted to V-1,
thereby being deferred from active
service until a comprehensive exam-
ination to be given next spring.
Those who have the highest grades
in this ('ompetitive examination are
then deferred until graduation, but
those not succeeding are given an
opportunity to enter V-5. If not
successful there, they must enter the
navy as second-class seamen.
* * -
/lrfl<y irForce
The Army Air Forces recruiting
program which opened Wednesday
continued successflly yesterday as
Lieut. George Comet, publicity offi-
cer, reprted high interest in tle
new deferment:service plan.
Over fourteen men have been coi
pletely approved under a new exam-
ining system established by the trav-
eling board, which is headed by Lieut.
John H. Patterson. The new system
allows for both physical ani mental
examinationns before applications and
other forma1 papers are completed,
thus cutting down waste effort on
the part of applicants.
The new deferment plan, which
calls for gradtiation before active
service as an aviation cadet. has con
siderably helped enlistment, it was
reported today.
IThe traxehlig board ill r'in
here through Tuesday

the course. Qualifications for ad-
mission include either two years of
civil engineering experience, or two
years of college training with a ma-
jor study in engineering, architecture
physics, chemistry, mathematics, for-
estry, or geology. However, for wo-
men without these qualifications. a-
mission may be secured after thre
and one-half years of college study in
any other field if the applicant has
had trigonometry in high school or
Recruiting for the course will be
under the direction of Miss Ethel A.
McCormick, social director of the
League and Assistant Dean of Wo-
men. The student offices of the
League will also aid in this.
Jobs Ready
Information received from Wash-
ington under the date of April 13,
Dean Crawford pointed out, indi-
cates that the women in this class
will readily find ,jobs, especially in
photogrammetrical mapping and the
work related to it. This course will
permit those who successfully com-
plete it and meet all other prerequi-
sites to qualify in the Federal Civil
Service examination for Engineering
Aid, Photogrammetric option at a
salary of $1800 a year and the lower
grades at salaries of $1620 and $1440
a year.
Under the topic of expense, Dean
Crawford said that tuition and simi-
lar charges will be paid by the Fed-
eral government, but that students
are expected to provide their own
textbooks, transportation, and sub-
sistence. Also, people applying for
this course must be citizens before
making Civil Service application and
a physical examination is required
before appointment can be made.
Further information and applica-
tion forms may be obtained at the
office of the Social Director of Wo-
men at the League, or at Room 301
West Engineering Building.
(Contiued from Page 4
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church:
3:00 a.m. Holy Communion; 10:0'
un. High School Class: 11:0') a.m
Kindergarten, Harris Hall; 11:0' a.m.
unir Church: 11:00 a.m. Holy
2cmmunion and Sermon by the Rev.
Henry Lewis, D.D.: 4:00 p.m. H-
Square Club meeting, Harris Hall.
Speaker: Rabbi J. Cohen Director of
Hillel Foundation. Subject: "Mod-
ern Jewish Problems"; 7:30 pan. Epis-
ropal Student Guild, Harris Hall.
Speaker: Father McPhillips. Assist-
ant Pastor, St. Mary's Chapel for
Catholic Students. Subject: "Card-
inal Newman."
First Church of Christ. Se etist
Sunday morni ngservie at 10:30.
Subject: "Everlasting Punishment.'
Sunday school at 11:45 a.m.
First Congregationa Church: 10:45
amm. 0evices of public worship. Dr.
Leonard A. Parr, minister, will preach
the sermon, "Facing Life's Big and
Little Troubles."
4:00 p.m. Teachers in the church
school will meet for discussion and
tea at Pilgrim Hall.
5:30 p.m. Ariston League. hih
s.ehool grouc, will meet at. the church
to leave for a Sunset Worship Serv-
ice in the country. The fourth di
cussioni the two-monthc (ourse of
group study onl the wrld's living re-
lgions, enitle Relons of t he
Far East" will be led by Nrstoii 3Bbi-
6:00 p. 8tm .S dent l"lwv:hip will
leave the chu chfor a u'ini supw
and service in the cmuntry.
The Chrch of Christ wil eiret him
cripture study Sunday at 10:00 a imi
in the Y.M.C.A. Everyone is im
vited to attend both the morning and
evening services. Morning worship:

11:00. Sermon theme: "They That,
Are Accounted Worthy." Evening
service, 8:00. Sermon subie-t: "Obey-
ing the Gospel." Midweek B1ibIr
study, Wednesday. 8:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church: Morn-
ing Worship, 10:45 a.in. "Living with
Others," subject of the sermon by
Dr. W, P. Lemon.
Westminster Student Guild: Meet-
ing at 7:15 p.m .with Professor W.
H. Auden as speaker. Topic: will be
"The Temptation of Jesus." Refresh-
Zion Lutheran Church worship
services will be held Sunday at 10:30
with sermon by Rev. Ernest C. Stell-
horn on "An Open Door for Nuth -
eran World Action."
Triaity Lutheran Clmgreh worship
services will be held at, 10:30. FRev.
Henry O. Yoder will use as his theme
"An Opportunity and a Responsi-
bility for Lutherans."
Ilutheran Student Association will
meet at the Parish Hall of Zion
Church at, 5:30 Sunday for a meet-
ing at the Preketes Home, 244 Crest




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Halifax, British ambassador to
the United States, stands on deck
of a small boat that took him to
the Statue of Liberty on Bedloe's
Island in New York harbor. This
lwas his first view of the harbor
and downtown skyline, having
arrived in U.S. at Annapolis, Md.

If the Army follows through its
will need over 8,000 dentists in the
in active duty and the Navy contin-
ues its expansion program at the
present rate. the combined services
plans of doubling the number of men
near future.
To administer to the dental needs
of personnel effectively, the Army
will require one dentist for every 750
men. The Navy will need one dentist
for every 500 men. At present these
quotas are far behind induction and
enlistment, rates.
The need for dental practitioners
in the armed forces is apparent
from Selective Service statistics. In
the first draft nearly 188,000 men
were rejected because of dental de-
fccts, the largest rejection reason.
it is certain that a large number of
the 1.400.000 men admitted in the
first draft will need dental service
while in active duty. If dental re-
quirements are lowered in order to
increase the number of men eligible
under the draft more dentists will
be needed to rehabilitate them for
Graduations Inadequate
This year the dental schools of the
country will graduate approximately
1,800 students, far below the number
of dental practitioners needed in the
armed services. For the past several

In view of these pressing demands.
the armed services and the dental
(chools are making every effort to
increase the annual number of den-
tal graduates. The Army is now
offering provisi.onal commissions in
its Medical Administration Corps to
qualified students, and the Naval
Reserve grants provisional commis-I
sions in Class H-V (P) to qualified
students enrolled in accredited den-
tal schools and to pre-dental stu-
dents who have been accepted for
entrance to such schools. Draft
boards are deferring dental students,
until they have completed their
Curriculum Accelerated
In the University, the School of
Dentistry has accelerated its currie-
ulum by eliminating vacations, so
that the full four-year program can
now be completed in slightly less
than three calendar years. Three
16-week terms will be given in fall,
spring and summer. New students
will be admitted to the school in
October only. According to Russel
W. Bunting, Dean of the School of
Dentistry, enrollment for the coming
year will be far over-subscribed and
the number of students accepted for
admission has already nearly reached
Through a recent grant of the

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Mickey Rooney's movie life. Of course, in real life Mickey's a
happily married man. Miss Thayer was born in Worcester, Mass-

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