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Severe Bottleneck Threatene
In Willow Run Defense Sector

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cipal district could well be the solu-
tion to the problem. The district
could go after government funds be-
cause it is a defense area, could get
the aid of Federal grants, could float
revenue bonds on consumers to take
up the remaining slack and then go
about setting in its own disposal and
water filtration plants.
Or it could arrange with -the al-
ready-existing facilities for their ex-
tension as far as possible. This could
be accomplished through rentals to
the municipaities whose faciities
would be used.
.These things have been done in
the past. But it would require an
appraisa of the facilities .in, Ann
Arbor and Ypsilanti to determine
how far their services would go.
(A county sanitation code has al-
ready been drawn up and is expected
to bep assed by the county health
committee of the Washtenaw coun-
ty Board of. Supervisors in the near
future. This code will control all
private, semi-public and public water
supplies outside of municipal areas.
It will regulate cabin camps, will im-
235 South State
Next to the State Theatre

pose restaurant control and will leg-
alize refuse regulations on a county-
wide basis.)
Ten trailer camps-with a poten-
tial population capacity of 1,100-
are already going full blast in the
Willow Run region and three more
are planned. In many places, trail-i
ers have been hauled up into private
Fortunately, steps are being taken
by -the health department to insure
satisfactory sanitation.. Two pseudo-
camps have already been closed up
because their sanitation, equipment
was below standard. The others have
promised . to comply with the state
trailer-camp law which was passed
in July.
(Under this law, two trailers do not
constitute a trailer-camp. There
must be a minimum of three. Water
supply, sewage, laundry, garbage dis-
posal and food-handling in. public,
kitchens-those which sell food to
customers-can be effectively con-
trolled because sanitary standards
must be Observed.)
Trailer-camp operators who will
not improve their sanitation will not
be permitted to open-for-business
and every improvement must be on
the ground before trailer-camps can
obtain a license. (The 10 camps
which were in operation prior to the
enactment of the regulatory state
law have been granted temporary
permits while they are in process of
improvement. Health authorities are
keeping them under observation at
all times.)
However, the control of communi-
cable diseases is almost impossible
due to the crowded conditions. The
immunization status of children
should be raised without time to
spare. All those of school age down
to nine months should be immunized
for diphtheria, small pox and whoop-
ing cough. .Such a program is under-
way now.

Four Outstanding Films.
Series Tickets Available.
February 22

Technic Sales
Break Record
SII Drive
Ranson, Gordy, Fairbanks
Articles Are Featured
In February Issue
A record-breaking sale yesterday
served notice that prospective pur-
chasers of the February issue of The
Michigan Technic, engineering pub-
lication, had better get their copies
soon after the issue goes on sale
again at 8 a.m. today.
-In spite of the precaution of having
extra copies printed, the editors an-
nounced late yesterday that it looked
like another sell-out, and advised
prorastinating customers to get
their copy early.
Chief attraction of the issue is a
description of "U. S. Fighting Planes"
by Charles W. Ranson, '42E, an ar-
ticle accompanied by a number of ac-
tion pictures which make the story
even more graphic.
Other attractions in the issue are
"And So You Failed" by Prof. Charles
B. Gordy of the mechanical engineer-
ing department and "Engineering in
Sculpture" by Prof. Avard Fairbanks
of the sculpture department.
Art students wishing to obtain the
article by Professor Fairbanks may
obtain it at any of The Technic sell-
ing stands today, or at The Technic
office, 3036 East Engineering Build-
Copies will be available over the
Engineering Arch, in the East Engi-
neering Lobby and in front of the
secretary's office, West Engineering
Students Assist
In Civic Mus'ic
Projet Sunday
Members of Prof. Kenneth L,
Rowe's class in advanced playwrit-
ing take important roles in the Ann
Arbor Civic Music Association's pre-
sentation, "Battle Songs of Free-
dom," scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Sun-
day in Hill Auditorium.
With University students partici-
pating in the event for the first time,
the project will be marked by 'inno-
vations of continuity, written by
John Ebelke, Grad., John Craig, '42,
and Sheldon Finkelstein, '42, and
audience participation with the local
church choirs in the singing, accom-
panied by the Civic Orchestra.
Songs of the Revolutionary, Civil,
World and present war periods furn-
ished the basis of the student script.
Preliminary writing and research
were done after a plan of coopera-
tion with the Civic Music Association
was developed by Professor Rowe.
After the outbreak of war he or-
ganized his creative writing classes
to join in aiding the war effort, en-
couraging dramatization of defense
themes wherever practicable. Themes
promoting national drives, morale
and the information of the public
were stressed.
The first manuscript produced by
Prof. Rowe's classes to be utilized
toward these ends is "Battle Songs
of Freedom."
Dr. Ernst Sheyer
Will Lecture Here
Dr. Ernst Sheyer, instructor in the
history of religious arts at Wayne
University, will give an illustrated
lecture on "Christian Art in the

Middle Ages" at 7 30 p.m. Wednes-
day in Lane Hall.
German-born Dr. Sheyer, who has
studied art history and philosophy
at Heidelberg and Cologne, has spent
years in research in Germany, France,
Belgium and England. In addition
to curatorships at the Municipal Mu-
seums of Cologne and Breslau, he has
been lecturer at the Prussian State
Academy of Fine Arts and at the
Nieuwe Kunstchule in Amsterdam.
This lecture is the first of a series
on Christian art in the Middle Ages,
Renaissance and Reformation.
Today and Saturday

Of His Family, Of His People..

Augusta Walker,."carrying 20 hours
and helping myself through," still
found time to enter two out of three
divisions in the eleventh annual
freshman literary contest, winning
firsts in both-the second person in
Hopwood history to do so.
Her prize-winning contributions
were "Barney Keeps Faith" ("a yarn
about a girl I knew once") and a col-
lection of ten poems ("no blank
verse"), treating such subjects as
"Night in a Mountain Cabin,"
"Thoughts on Observing a Stranger's
Face," "Determination," and "Futil-
Creative writing is not new to
quiet, golden-haired "Polly" Walker,
who has had "scribbling inclinations"
at the age of five, when she produced
her first manuscript.
With reporting on a high school

Hopwood Double-Prize Winner
Unawed By 20-Hour Schedule

"The Forgotten Village," John Steinbeck's famous work, will be
continued by the Art Cinema League at 8:15 p.m. today and tomorrow
in the Lydia- Mendelssohn Theatre. Juan Diego, above, is a central
character in the film, with his family and his people who live "in the
long moment when the past slips reluctantly into the future."-Stein-
beck prologue.


Art Cinema Lea g

TONIGHT - 8:15 P.M.
ue I AG

John Steinbeck's greatness as a
writer has never been his ability at
just plain story-telling. It has stem-
med, rather, from his power to por-
tray the simple lives of simple people
-people he has known and lived
He did this in "Tortilla Flat" and
in "The Grapes of Wrath." And he
hs done it again in "The Forgotten
Village." Here is a tremendously
powerful. picture of man's strongest
emotions, yet told and filmed with
remarkable simplicity and beauty.
We say "beauty" and that reminds
us of the most controversial scene in
the entire film-the birth sequence.
This is the scene, you will remember,
which was ruled out by the New York
Board of Censors because it was sup-
posed to be "indecent and inhuman."
We went, therefore, expecting to see
State Highway
Head Stresses
Post-War Plan
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keeping the public informed of all
traffic and highway regulation plans.
Separate afternoon meetings were
held for traffic officers, county road'
commissioners and State Highway'
Department men, each discussing
their individual problems.
The traffic session included a talk
on "Military Traffic Engineering" by
Maj. L. M. Lenone of the U.S. Army,
who enumerated the difficulties
which may be anticipated in large
troop movements and defense indus-
try concentration.
Speakers at the county session in-
cluded J. A. Long of the American
Road Builders' Association; Dr. Louis
Webber, of the Michigan Association
of Road Commissioners and Engin-
eers, James T. Sharpensteen of the
Delta County Road Commission, and
J. C. Rabowsky of the Ingham Coun-
ty Road Commission.

something which was perhaps a lit-
tle rough, perhaps a little sexy.
What we actually saw was a beau-
tiful, dignified handling of the en-
tire subject. We find it difficult to
understand how anyone could possi-
bly object to a scene which depicts
such love for human life. It should
not be objectionable to any audience
--young or old.
In the prologue, Steinbeck says of
the characters that they "live in the
long moment when the past slips re-
luctantly into the future." This, in
our opinion, is too weak a phrasing
of the central theme. The past does
not slip into the future either in the
little Mexican village or anywhere
else. Change and progress mean a
fight, mean conflict-and so in the
picture a family is torn apart, so in
this our own country anything new
must be paid for with sorrox* and
struggle. This, then, is the message
the film conveys-it is not just a
"public health" short.
Steinbeck is, of course, not all of
the picture. There is also the ex-
cellent photography. One is amazed
at the ease of the Mexicans before
the camera. The photographer must
have know as much of human psy-
chology as he did of cameras to be
able to so fully portray the natural
The completely unusual music by
Hans Eisler increases the interest
and heightens suspense throughout.
And the voice of Burgess Meredith is
just right-never overworked or used
to spoil the action on the screen.
-=H. S.




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paper her only claim to literary fame,
Miss Walker went to live for two
years in Honolulu, writing "Ghosts
in the Throne Room of Iolani Pal-
ace," "Steel Guitars," and poems of
similar native subjects for the Ha-
waiian magazine, "Paradise of the
The most exciting part of the con-
test is described by Miss Walker
when she tells of receiving the cus-
tomary contest letter-"You have
won a Hopwood prize"-and not
knowing how she had placed or in
which field she had placed. Later,
in the Hopwood Room, the winners
were "lined up as if for shooting,"
and the prizes given out, Augusta
Walker topping the prose-narrative
and poetry divisions.
The winner dashed out, paid off
her debts, sent. a portion home, and
1 bought a $50.00 defense bond.




Paul Robeson in Em'peror Jones
Mar. 8-La Maternelle
(English Titles)
Mar. 15-The Thirteen
(N. Y. Daily News)
Apr. 5-The Lady Vanishes
(Hitchcock's best film)
Sunday Shows-6:30 & 8:30 P.M.
Series Ticket Price $1.10
Single tickets will be sold --
On saic at Wahr's and League





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(A.P.) - Feb. Enemy planes,
tanks, and guns are hurled at
college town.
Authoritative sources revealed that
after a heroic battle, the gallant de-
fenders of the nation's foremost cent-
er of learning fell .. .

Victim to the cannibalistic forces
of Cot. Fritz Von Drizzel.
The university is now under
the complete control of the JAP-
Alexander G. Ruthven, former
president of the U. of M., looks at
the situation optimistically, "Now I,
too, can go deep sea fishing."

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