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Nila Magidoff
Will Address
RWR Meeting
Wife Of Writer Will Tell
Experience At Moscow
In *ight Against Nazis
With the good news from Russian
War Relief headquarters that U.S
Steel had donated $75,000 to the
cause comes the word that Mine.
Nila Magidoff, wife of Robert Magi-
doff, Associated Press correspondent
in Russia for the past six years, will
be guest speaker on Ann Arbor's
RWR program at 5:30 p.m. Sunday
in the League.
Mme. Magidoff, herself an active
participant in the Russian stand
against Nazi invasion, will tell of her
experiences, including wielding a
spade along with other women as
barricades were thrown up last sum-
mer and fall around Moscow.
A business meeting preceding
Mme. Magidoff's talk will deal with
the organization of a new RWR proj-
ect, wherein 1,000,000 signatures,
along with 10 cent contributions,
.will be "presented to Russia's am-
bassador, Maxim Litvinov, as greet-
ings to Russian youths from their
United States counterparts," ex-
plained Harry Stutz, Grad., chairman
of the student RWR unit.
This plan, designed to reach the
younger element in America, has
been endorsed by such celebrities as
Alfred E. Smith, Pearl Buck, Charles
Chaplin, John Garfield, Thomas
Mann and Dorothy Thompson.
More than 500 faculty members
received subscription blanks on which
to pledge contributions to RWR in a
drive inaugurated last month. To
date, 85 have responded, donating a
total of $450. The remainder will
now be contacted sometime in the
next 10 days by messengers, who will
collect the rest of the cards. Faculty
members wishing to contribute but
unable to do so.at present may have
until June 30 to act. Local RWR offi-
cials predict that a sum of $1,000 will
be attained.
Bicycle Thefts
Rise; Padlocks
No Guarantee
Padlocks are no guarantee against
the series of bicycle thefts that has
surged up in the wake of the recent
freezing order, the Police Department
reported today.
"Locked oi' not locked, they still
are stolen," warned the department's
full time bicycle investigator, Walter
Schmidt, who seriously recommends
first, the registration of all bicycles
at the City Hall, and second, not
mere padlocking, but chaining of all
bicycles to trees or posts.
There are over 6,000 bicycles in
Ann Arbor, Schmidt estimates, and
55 per cent of these belong to Uni-
versity students.
So urgent does he consider the
need for complete registration, he
and his fellow officers will begin next
week to ticket every bicycle owner
without a license and remove unreg-
istered bicycles to police headquar-
Schmidt, who says finding a stolen
bicycle is twice as hard as finding a
stolen- car, believes tagging of every
bicycle will facilitate police work to
a large extent.
With 169 stolen bicycles now on

file, he has some degree of confi-
dence of finding the licensed ones.
But even if machines without a
licenie are found, owners will have a
hard time establishing their claims.
Anticipating an upswing in the
number of bicycles they will be asked
to find in the future, police have
established a thorough file and check
system. Every patrolman is given
a description of each stolen bicycle
which he compares to the ones on his
beat. Those lacking identification,
he takes to the station.
Special investigators, working atf
night, comb the whole city watching
for stolen property. An average of
one stolen bicycle a day was thus
recovered last month. Bicycles this
year will not be sold at auction, but
will be kept indefinitely until the
owner appears, Schmitz said.
Nurse's Training Course
Opened To College Girls
Designed to give college girls the
essentials of nursing education, the
American Red Cross, in cooperation
with the Office of Civilian Defense,
will offer a Nurse's Aides Training
course in Detroit during the summer.
The course, part of a nation-wide
program, will help relieve the in-
creased burden placed upon civilian
hospital staffs by the absence of grad-
uate nurses in the armed forces. The
course will provide sufficient train-
ing for college girls to perform rou-
tine hospital duties.
The training course is 80 hours in

E ngineering College Revamps
Curricula In New War Move


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War Ieniands Metallurgy,
Chidcal Course Change
To Facilitate Graduation
The University's accelerated war
program had a drastic effect upon the
Department of Chemical and Metal-
lurgical Engineering recently when,
under the direction of department
officials, the undergraduate courses
were entirely rearranged.
Reasons for the change in the cur-
riculum were explained by Prof. G. G.
Brown, instructor of chemical en-
gineering, as two: a desire to increase
the flexibility in the sequence of
courses required of Chemical and
Metallurgical Engineering students,
and a wish to improve the curricu-
lum by including more chemical en-
gineering design and an undergradu-
ate course in thermodynamics.
Professor Brown declared concern-
ing this revision, "The new curricu-
lum not only streamlines the program
so that students -may be graduated
more easily in three years or less,
but also constitutes a real improve-
ment in modernizing it to meet the
requirements of modern industry."
In elaborating upon the causes of
Pool Supplies
War Speakers
To State Clubs
Mills ToH ead Local Unit;
Professors, Students Aid
In Keeping Morale High
With the duty of keeping up the
morale during this war, the Victory
Speakers Bureau of the Michigan
Council of Defense is now functioning
throughout the state, supplying
speakers to various clubs and or-
Washtenaw County has its head-
quarters here at the University and
is under the direction of Dr. Glen E.
Mills of the speech department. As
Director of Local Speakers Bureau,
Dr. Mills enlists the services of well-
informed citizens to present speeches
to the clubs which are seeking speak-
ers who are versed on some phase of
current affairs.
Dr. Arthur Secord also of the
speech department is participating
in this work. His position in the
state council is that of Director of
the County Speakers Bureau.
Many professors and some students
have enlisted in this war work.
Through Dr. Mills they are on call
to deliver speeches to county groups
on such topics as civilian defense,
interpretation and clarification of
war issues, and the application of
social sciences to present conditions.
"There is a need for a concerted
war effort at this time," Dr. Mills de-
clared, "and the people must be made
aware of the international responsi-
bilities they have assumed in this
war. Because of the complacency and
isolationism of a great number of the
citizens, our Bureau is trying to erase
these sentiments through the mes-
sages of our speakers."
"The Bureau is planning now a
more aggressive campaign," Dr. Mills
continued. "Instead of waiting for
requests from the county organiza-
tions, we are going right out and
making these groups realize that it
is their responsibility to engage
speakers to address their members on
issues to which they have not yet
given their fullest cooperation."
This Victory Speakers Bureau is
but one of many such organizations
located throughout the country, and
they are all under the general super-
vision of thre Office of Civilian D-
fense. At a national meeting held re-
cently in Detroit, it was discovered
that Michigan is probably leading the
country in the maturity and organi-
zation of their Speakers Bureaus.

the change Proessor TBrownsaid
"When it becomes necessary to teach
three full terms per year with the
same staff as was formerly occupied
with two semesters, it is desirable to
allow a certain leeway in the pre-
requisites. This has been accom-
plished by a rearrangement of the
undergraduate courses, making it pos-
sible for a student who has a high
avrage du ing his first term to elect
qualitative analysis in his second
term instead of waiting for the third
term before starting the required se-
quence in chemistry."
Courses Renumbered
Most significant changes, Profes-
sor Brown reported, were the elimina-
tion of Metallurgical Engineering 2a,
and Chemical Engineering and Metal-
lurgical Engineering 12 as required
courses for the Bachelor's degree. A
number of the chemical and metallur-
gical engineering courses has been
renumbered, and all courses in the
department are known as Ch.-Met.
instead of being subdivided into the
chemical engineering (Ch.E. and
Metallurgical Engineering (Met.E.)
In detail the changes are as fol-
lows: for the chemical engineers the
new course Ch.-Met. 6 and 13 re-
place Ch.E. 9a; Ch.E. 9b is renum-
bered Ch.-Met. 15; Ch.-Met. 11 and
16 replace Ch.E. 12 and Ch.-Met. 34,
25, 29, and 17 supersede Ch.E. 4, 5,
29, and 3.
Other Revisions
For metallurgical engineers Ch.-
Met. 6 and 13 replace Ch.E. 9a and
9b; Met.E. 3 and 3a are now com-
bined into Ch.-Met. 27; Ch.-Met. 29
and 44 replace Met.E. 12; the other
courses, Met.E. 6 and 8 are renum-
bered or changed into courses Ch.-
Met 19 and 28.
Professor Brown went on to explain
that the new curriculum is required
of all students in the department
who enter college beginning with the
summer term, 1942, but that students
at present enrolled have the option
of meeting the requirements of the old
curriculum or of the new. The new
courses are so arranged that this
can be done without difficulty by sub-
stituting the courses of the new num-
bers for the corresponding old cour-
ses as listed above.
Speech C4lint
To Open Here
Siimiuer Course Offers
Instruction, Correctioi
The Summer Clinic School, under
the supervision of the Speech Clinic
and Prof. H. Harlan Bloomer will
open again this year on July 6 for
its usual six-week course, it was an-
nounced today.
The clinic, which is maintained
primarily for children with speech
defects, is open for this period dur-
ing the summer to take care of school
children who are unable to attend
during the regular school year. How-
ever, training and instruction is also
provided for adults with voice prob-
lems, speech defects, or who want to
learn speech (lip reading, Professor
Bloomer said.
Instruction in tho summer clinic is
available to anyone who makes appli-
cation at the Speech Clinic and whom
the clinic has the facilities to help.
Both individual and group instruc-
tion will be provided, and a varied
and comprehensive program will be
included for children.
The six-week school serves as a
part of the summer session program
for graduate students in speech cor-
Bartwe)11 At Conveittiol
Dr. John 13. Barnwell, Professor of
Internal Medicine, left yesterday to
attend a convention of the American
Tuberculosis Association being held
at Philadelphia this week.

"BEST NEWSPAPERMAN in the country" is what Robert S.
Allen calls his wile, the Washington reporter known professionally
as Ruth Finney. The couple is shown above. Allen is the co-author
of the column "Washington Merry-Go-Round" which appears on
the Daily editorial page.

CO-AUTHOR of the Washington Merry-Go-Round, Drew Pear-
son, right, chats with Russian Ambassador Maxim Litvinov at the
recent Washington premiere of the motion picture, "Saboteur."
The event was sponsored by Pearson and Robert S. Allen. Virtually
all of Washington's Who's Who attended the affair.


ARMY'S CANINE P O P U L A T IO N SWOLLEN BY Fl1 VYE-Extra special medicalcare is assured theseflvepups,
born in an army infirmary at Camp Wheeler, Ga., where MaJ. Fred E. Brammer says "mother and children are doing well."

e Of Nurses
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U N I F O R M-,.Fu tcombat
uniform is worn by Maj. Gen.
Willis D. Crittenberger, com-
manding general of Second Ar-
mored Division, now at Ft. Den-
ning infantry officers' school.

W A R R I 0 R S I N A F R I C A-No one else can ever touch the blades used as bayonets by these
fierce South African natives in Capetown area. Troops are not permitted to carry firearms. ,

The Federal Government needs
50,000 trained nurses between the
ages of 18 and 35 and will need great-
er numbers in each succeeding war
Not only is the need acute in the
armed forces, but also in civilian
hospitals, industry and public and
private health agencies. To meet the
emergency requirements, every grad-
uate nurse available for wartime duty
must be replaced by a new student
enrolled in a nursing school.
Federal grants of $1,800,000 to
nursing schools since the passage of
the Selective Service Act have pro-
vided increased facilities for emer-
gency nursing education. However,
members of the nursing profession
emphasize that the end of the war
will not bring an end to opportunity
in this field. In a recent article in
Survey Graphic nursing was de-
scribed as ".. . a profession with a fu-
ture. Girls who now embark on a
nursing career will have more than
the satisfaction of serving their coun-
try in an emergency. They will also

of employment, have a higher median
salary than any other group of col-
lege women.
With increased use by the public
of hospital facilities, the practice of
physicians and surgeons in keeping
trained nurses, and numerous other
new nursing fields, such as industry
and airlines, the profession is assured
of a steady demand for the services
of its members.
In the University the School of
Nursing offers two programs of train-
ing. Girls are admitted from high
school to a three-year curriculum in
the nursing school which leads to
the Diploma in Nursing. A five-year
curriculum combines three years of
pre-training in the literary school
with two years in the nursing school.
Upon completion of the latter pro-
gram, the degree Bachelor of Science
is awarded in addition to the Dip-
loma in Nursing.
Although other schools and col-
leges of the University have had to
accelerate their curricula to meet
wartime exigencies, the School of



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