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Engineers Draw A Blank:
Sigma Rho Tau Banquet Today;
Mystery Still Shrouds Speaker
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By BUD BRIMMER
Not exactly a subject for detective
stories or movie scenarios but never-
theless a bona fide campus mystery
is the question of who will be the
main speaker at Sigma Rho Tau's
annual Tung Oil Banquet at 6:15
p.m. today in the Union.
Officers of the engineering speech
society are still undecided as to whe-
ther or not their speaker (whom they
declare is a noted personage in his
field) will wear a mask, but they are
quite certain that his name will be
withheld until his appearance at the
banfuet. He will be introduced by
Prof. Walter J. Emmons of the high-
way engineering department who will
act as toastmaster for the evening.
At the banquet the society of stump
speakers will present the noted Coo-
ley Cane, last remnant of a picket
fence which was formerly used to
keep neighboring cows off the grass,
to the most outstanding junior in the
group. Last year's winner, Vence W.
Middlesworth, '42E, will present the
The roster of the evening's activi-
ties also includes the official initia-
tion into the, organization of Prof.
Charles W. Spooner of the mechani-
cal engineering department and Prof.
William S. Housel of the civil engi-
The annual awards of the society
will also be given out at the banquet.
For their many activities and for
their work at the Sigma Rho Tau
annual convention recently held in
Toledo, John Hammelef, '42E, a first
place convention winner, will- receive
the Sigma Rho Tau Stump, and Alex
Pentland, '42E, and Jerome Gold-
man, '45E, second place winners, will
receive gavels. The winners of the
contest held within the organization,
Hammelef, Goldman, Pentland and
Warren Shwayder, '45E, will also re-
Another custom will also be over-
thrown by the stumpspeakers' or-
gan-ization, because not only have
they decided to keep the speaker a
mystery, but in order to avoid the
usual demand for tickets, Sigma Rho
Tau has annouhed that no tickets
will be sold. Those who wish to se-
cure ringside seats for the affair must
present invitations which can be se-
I cured from any active member of
Sigma Rho Tau.
French GClub Elects
Picard As Leader
At the final'meeting- of the Cerele
Francais recently new officers for
the coming year were elected. They
are: president, Richard Picard, '43;
vice-president, Warner Heinemen,
'43; secretary, Helen Halperin, '43;
treasurer, Marion Batchelor, '44.
The retiring officers are: president,
George Kiss, Grad.; vice-president,
Richard Picard, '43; secretary, Elsie
Yencer, '42; treasurer, Marallyn Mac-
Ritchie, '43. 4
After the election Professor Koella
addressed the group and French
songs were sung.
Plans for a "Theatre Guigngol" or
"Punch and Judy" show series, were
announced by Prof. Charles E. Ko-
ella. These plays will be given here
for the first time next fall.
She Was Just Thirsty
NORFOLK, Va., May 13.-'UP)-A
thirsty stenographer at the Norfolk
naval base walked over to a drinking
fountain, pulled a gadget-and up
to the administration building rushed
several bright red fire engines.
After the engines went back, naval
officers pondered the advisability of
painting the fire alarm handle one
color and the fountain handle an-
Call For More Cooperation
With Russia By America
Presented To Institute
With emphasis upon the belief that
the American people should break
down the barrier of suspicion between
themselves and Russia, Prof. James
K. Pollock of the political science de-
partment addressed the third session
of the Adult Education Institute,
meeting in the Rackham Amphithe-
"The Soviet is by far our most im-
portant ally in our fight for survival,"
Professor Pollock declared in his ad-
dress, On Understanding Russia,'
"and we should give them our closest
cooperation if we wish to be victori-
"There is nothing at present to
indicate," Professor Pollock contin-
ued, "that Russia is going to seek
more than just keeping the Germans
out of her boundaries. The fulfill-
ment of this desire will be her only
demand at the peace settlement, and
she will not ask for any German ter-
Bygones Should Be Bygones
Professor Pollock further stated
"that there is plenty of cause for
both countries to feel suspicious of
each other, but since we are both
fighting on the same side of the war,
by-gones should be by-gones."
"Russia wants our friendship,"
Professor Pollock concluded, "and
when she is positive that our feeling
is genuine, will repay us with even
more contributions .of strength.
The session of the Institute today
will be highlighted by an address at
2 p.m. by Dr. Albert C. Furstenberg,
head of the Medical School. Dr.
Furstenberg will speak to the group
on "The Functions of Medicine in
Time of War."
Davis To Speak!
Eugene B. Elliott, superintendent
of the Department of Public Instruc-
tion at Lansing, will present a discus-
sion at 9 p.m. on the problems of
"What Does Education Cost and What
Is It Going to Cost." Continuing his
series of book reviews, Prof. Joe L.
Davis of the English department will
give his comments upon the book,
"Admiral of the Ocean Sea" by Sam-
uel Eliot Morison at 3 p.m.
This conference, sponsored by the
University Extension Service and the
Michigan State Federation of Wo-
men's Clubs, is the tenth of the Adult
Education Institutes which have been
conducted. All the meetings in the
1942 session are being held in the
High Ii uhts
Featuring the works of Schubert,
Beethoven, Respighi, Brahms and
Chopin, John McAlister, student
from Norfolk, Va., will present a
piano recital at 8:30 p.m. today in
the Assembly Hall of the Rackham
This recital is given in partial ful-
fillment of the requirements for the
degree of Master of Music, and the
general public is invited.
Dedicating his program to Can-
ada, Prof. Percival Price will pre-
sent a group of French-Canadian
and English-Canadian folk songs,
as well as a sonata by Robert Don-
nell, dominion carillonneur, in his
recital at 7:15 p.m. today.
The complete program is as fol-
lows: "There Was an Ancient Hu-
ron," "Ah, Who Will Guide Me
Thro' the Wood" and "Pledge the
Canadian Maiden"; "Sonata for 53
Bells," and "Allegro-Andante-Al-
legro," by Robert Donnell; "Can-
adian Boat Song," "All the Vessels
in Cow Bay," and "Candad, My
Home"; "Fantasie to the Caril-
lonneurs of Ottawa," by Percival
Price; and "The Maple Leaf."
* * *
Prof. George G. Brown of the
chemical engineering department will
speak on the proposed changes in the
chemical engineering curricula before
the Freshman Chemistry Club at 7:30
p.m. today in Room 151 Chemistry
To Hatch Bill
- Faces Senate
Pollock Supports Proposal
Participation In Politics
An amendment to the Hatch
Clean-Politics Act authorizing pro-
fessors, teachers and educators in all
state institutions to participate in
politics even though their schools are
partially supported by federal funds
was favored by the Senate privileges
and elections committee yesterday in
The amendment, which was pro-
posed by Senator Prentiss M. Brown
recently, was firmly supported by
Prof. James K. Pollock of the politi-
cal science department last week
when he testified before a Senate
committee considering the proposal
Professor Pollock pointed out that
teachers should be permitted to par-
ticipate in politics if they want to
understand better the processes of
democracy and if they want to be
better fitted to educate American
citizens for democratic living. He
added that fear of participating in
politics by educators was likely to
restrict academic freedom. Under
the war program, he claimed, the
range of federal grants is broadening
and consequently restrictions of the
Hatch Act will be more strictly ap-
Provisions of the Act have been
construed to apply to professors since
various grants-in-aid from federal
funds are given to educational insti-
tutions of the country.
Donald Dushane of the National
Education Association, who also tes-
tified before the committee, stated
that the act should not apply to pro-
fessors because the average federal
grant accounts for only 73 cents a
year out of every state college educa-
Francis Lederer Starred
In Opening Production
Czechoslovakian-born star Francis
Lederer and a cast of New York and
Hollywood dramtic artists will ap-
pear in the 1942 Dramatic Season's
first matinee performance of S. N.
Behrman's "No Time for Comedy"
at 3:15 p.m. today, in the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre. Evening perform-
ances at 8:30 will continue through-
out this week.
The plot concerns an eccentric
playwright who is beguiled by an-
other man's wife into believing him-
self a second Ibsen. Lederer, cele-
brated for performances in the stage
plays "Autumn Crocus" and "Seventh
Heaven," and the films "Confessions
of a Nazi Spy" and "One Rainy Af-
ternoon," enacts the playwright bur-
dened with dilemmas. Lederer will
return to his home near Hollywood
when the play closes Saturday.
Edith Atwater, "secretary" in the
New York production of "The Man
Who Came to Dinner," plays the
writer's wife, who must contend with
a red-negligeed competitor, Doris
Dalton, here for her fifth year with
the Dramatic Season.
Carl Benton Reid, remembered for
his portrayal in "The Little Foxes,"
both in the stage production with
Tallulah Bankhead and with Bette
Davis in the film version, enacts the
stodgy businessman husband of Miss
Dalton in the comedy,
(i uri Grolp Will Honor
Counciel At Annual Supper
The Christian Church will hold its
annual buffet supper at 6 p.m.
tomorrow in honor of the retiring
and incoming council of the Disci-
David Tyner, '44, will replace Jim
Hall as president of the Guild and
Martha Elliott, '44, is the new vice-
president. Other incoming officers
are Marian Miller, '43, Jane Thoms,
'43, Jacqueline Harbeson, '45, Lloyd
Long, '43E, and John Eidson.
The retiring officers who will be
honored are Jim Hall, '42E, Cather-
ine Call, '43, Robert Burgan, '43,
Ralph DeBlois, '44, Roberta Holland,
'43Ed, Ruth E. Thomas, '43, and Bry-
ant Dunshee, '42.
New addition to the paleontol-
ogical exhibit at the Museum soon
will be the 27 inch jawbone of a
mammoth, an extinct variety of
hairy elephant. The jaw, contain-
ing two teeth each about eleven
inches long, was presented to the
University this spring along with
other bones of the animal by Rob-
ert Hughes, who found the speci-
mens on his father's ranch near
Other parts of the animal re-
covered -are about 25 vertebrae,
most of the ribs, some of the feet
bones, and the tusks. Dr. W. H.
Buettner and Dr. Joseph T. Greg-
ory of the geology department plan
to search this summer or fall for
the remaining bones, which they
will mount as a complete-skeleton
in the museum. The fossil bones
are well preserved and unpetrified.
War Cbanges Peanuts
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 13.-
(UP-)-Now it's war peanuts. The new
nut, developed because of the rising
cost of ordinary peanuts, isn't a nut
at all, but a salted, toasted soy bean,
THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1942
VOL. LII. No 170
Pubication in the Daily OficIal
1uuietiu is constructive notice to all
members o the University.
.o the Members of the University
Senate: There will be a meeting of
the University Senate on Monday,
May 18, at 4:15 p.m., in the Rack-
ham Lecture Hall.
Louis A. Hopkins, Secretary
Student Accounts: Your attention
is called to the following rules passed
by t Regents at their meeting of
Febrfiry 28. 193:
"Students shall pay all accounts
due the University not later than the
last day of classes of each semester
or Summer Session. Student loans
which are not paid or renewed are
subject to this regulation; however,
student loans not yet due are ex-
empt. Any unpaid accounts at the
close of business on the last day of
classes will be reported to the Cashier
of the University and
"(a All academic credits will be
withheld, the grades for the semes-
ter or Summer Session just complet-
ed will not be released, and no tran-
script of credits will be issued.
"(b) All students owing such ac-
counts will not be allowed to register
in any subsequent semester or Sum-
mer Session until payment has been
Shirley W. Smith,
Vice-President and Secretary.
Will all those students holding pro-
bationary or special commissions In
the United States Naval Reserve who
expect to receive a degree from the
University on May 30 please leave
their names at the Information Desk
in the Business Office. We wish to
record this fact in the Commence-
ment Day 1program
Herbert G. Watkins
Faculty, College of Engineering:
There will be a meeting of the Facul-
ty on Tuesday, May 19, at 4:15 p.m.
in Room 348, West Engineering
Building. The order of business will
include election of representatives
to the Executive Committee and to
the University Council, also cur-
ricular changes, and general busi-
A. H. Lovell, Secretary.
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No Matinees until Saturday
"Demand for properly trained pub-
lic health personnel is five times as
great as the supply because of con-
ditions created by the war," according
to Dean Henry F. Vaughan, of the
University School of Public Health.
Dean Vaughan points out that "in-
creases In the civilian population in
areas where heavy industrial expan-
sion has taken place, as well as in
areas where the war has necessitated
large, troop concentrations, have cre-
ated the conditions which have caused
the shortage of public health work-
Public health physicians are in de-
mand to serve as health officers in
federal, state and local governmental
units. Dean Vaughan estimates that
at least 500 public health physicians
will be needed to fill civilian require-
ments this year and another 500 forI
Dentists and engineers are also in
heavy demand for public health
work: dentists, to fill positions with
the state and federal governments,
as well as with the larger city health
departments; engineers, to handle
problems of water supply and sani-
With these excessive demands, the
eight schools of public health in the
United States will graduate only 100
public health physicians this year.
To increase the supply of trained
personnel available to the government
and to industry, the University's
School of Public Health, along with
other public health schools through-
out the nation, is accelerating its
curriculum. Because of the Univer-
sity's wartime three-semester pro-
gram, students entering the School of
U.S. Needs:Qhealth Experts
Public Health for the summer term
may qualify for the master's degree
by next February.
The master's degree in public
health is awarded upon completion
of 30 hours of work. In order to en-
ter the degree program students must
have a degree in medicine, dentistry
or engineering. A few students with
a bachelor's degree in nursing, or
who have majored in physical, chem-
ical or biological sciences, will also
The School of Public Health was
recently offered one of three special
$10,000 grants to the University by
the W. K. Kellogg Foundation: The
grant will provide emergency loans
and scholarships for needy public
health students and will enable them
to continue their work throughout
the summer term.
Seniors To Receive
With but a few days left before
University students scatter to their
homes, at least fifty percent of the%
Michigan Union life membership pins
remain uncalled for, according to
Ed Holmburg, '43, secretary.
Any male student who has com-
pleted four years of academic work
in the University is eligible to re-
ceive his gold pin, which entitles him
to all the privileges of the Union after
he has left the campus.
Since seniors obtaining these pins
a year from graduation will have to
pay $50 for life membership, it is
urged that all who are eligible get
theirs before leaving the University.
Qualified men. may receive their
pins simply by calling for them be-
tween 3 and 5. p.m. at the Union
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SALES HELP WANTED: Steady ex-
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STUDENTS for full or part time em-
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ROOMS FOR GIRLS, third term or
summer session, one block from
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Even giant turbines need
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"MARCH ON AMERICA"
News | "Draft Horse"
-- Coming Sunday
TO KEEP 'EM ROLLING"
The speeding wheels of 'large turbines like the one above
are playing a vital part in Detroit's war industries - gen-
erating electric power for hundreds of factories, for stores
and offices and homes. Yet strangely enough, these high-
speed machines have a "low gear" so slow as to barely
"turn over"... a most important piece of equipment! c
These small "turning gears"- developed more than a
dozen years ago-have played an important part in
preventing costly damage to the huge turbo-generators
in Detroit Edison power plants. A big turbo-generator
weighs many tons, but it is very delicately fitted -with
clearances of fifteen one-thousandths of an inch. When a
turbine is taken off the line or is temporarily not in use, the
stored heat in the turbine gradually raises the temperature
at the top of the casing, causing the shaft to distort and
"bow" upward. If a turbine were started in this condition,
the shaft might be permanently bent-resulting in damage
that would cripple the turbine for months, and a repair
bill of some $30,000. Even with a high priority, repair or
replacement might take months.
Turbines are too costly to be treated like this -and too
hard to replace. So the small "turning gear" does an impor-
tant job. It keeps the large shaft rotating slowly and con-
tinuously during shut-down periods, and prevents warping
or bowing. It also permits bringing the turbine up to speed
again in half the time formerly required. And because clear-
ances can be set to a few thousandths of an inch, steam is
used at a slightly increased efficiency -- thereby saving a
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