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29, 1942




T' Hopwood
Awards Spur
Young Writers
Contests Entering Twelfth
Year; $10,000 Given
In Each Competition I
Contributing highly for over a dec-
adle toward establishing the literary
fame of the University and stimulat-
ing student creative effort have been
the Avery and Jule Hopwood awards.
Under the terms of the will of
Avery Hopwood, prominent American
dramatist and member of the class of
'05, one-fifth of the Hopwood estate
was set aside and given to the Board
of Regents for the encouragement
of creative work in Ni-itine.
In the 12 years the awards have
been given, the have amounted to
nearly $10,000 a year. Nowhere else
in the world does a university offer
suh large prizes to its students in the
field of writing.
The bequest of Avery Hopwood
states, "It is especially desired that
the students competing for the prizes
shall not be confined to academic
subjects, but shall be allowed the
widest possible latitude, and that the
new, the unusual, and the radical
shall be especially encouraged."
The income from the bequest is
split into major and minor awards.
Eligibility for the major awards is
confined to senior and graduate stu-
dents: but all undergraduate students
are eligible for minor awards pro--
vided they meet the general condi-
tions for the contests.
Separate Hopwood competitions
are also held for freshman and sum-
mer school students.
As early as 1931, one year after the
Regents accepted the Hopwood be-
quest, publishers began to be inter-
ested in the results of the contests,
and they are accepting prize-winning
manuscripts in increasing numbers.
"November Storm," by Jay McCor-
mick, '42, winner of last year's major
fiction award, will be published soon
by Doubleday Doran.
Supplementing the fame of the
Hopwood contests have been the
writers chosen each year to deliver
the annual Hopwood lecture, prior to
the announcement of the winners.

Judge-Advocate General's School opened in Law Quad


--Courtesy Ann Arbor News
New to the University campus
this fall is the Judge-Advocate
General's School now being con-
ducted in the $7,000,000 Cook Law
Quadrangle. Pictured above are

those who took part in the Sep-
tember 15 opening of the school
which will provide specialized mili-
tary law training. From left to
right they are: Col. Edward H.
Young, commandant; Brig.-Gen.

Friwin C. McNeil, assistant to the
Judge-Advocate General who
spoke during the ceremonies; Dean
E. Blythe Stason of the University
Law School, and Col. W. A. Ganoe
of the ROTC.


Engine School
Council Prints
'Arch Booklet
Serving the University in capacity
of coordinator of engineering societies
and functions and as a means of co-
operation between the students and{
faculty of the engineering school, the
Engineering Council will begin its
duties of the year by publishing the
Arch, an introductory magazine for
freshman engineers.
This magazine will appear the first
week of school, and it will attempt to
describe for the new students the var-
ious groups and functions of the
School of Engineering.
The work of the council will be
under the direction of president Jim
Edmunds, '43E. He will be assisted by
Tom Poyser, '43E, vice-president;
Howard Howarth, '44E, secretary and
Robert Sforzini, '43E, treasurer.

University Faculty Members
Devote Talents To War Effort

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Michig an's Favorite Drycleoner
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More than 85 University faculty
members are now in Government
service contributing their talents and
knowledge to the war effort.
Although most departments-es-
pecially engineering and economics-
have suffered severe staff depletions,
in most cases curricular gaps will
have been filled by the time the fall
semester opens.
Among those now serving in either
military or civilian war agencies are:
Prof. Henry L. Kohler, mechanical
engineer; Prof. Jesse Ormondroyd,
engineering mechanic; Prof. Elmore
S. Pettyjohn, Chemical and metal-
lurgical engineer; Prof. Walter C.
Sadler, civil engineer; and Prof.
Frank5 H. Smith of the mechanical
drawing department are all on active
service with the Navy.
Prof. Emerison W. Conlon, aero-
nautical engineer, is in charge of air-
craft structural development in the
Bureau of Aeronautive.
Prof. Harry C. Carver, mathema-
tician, is studying the mathematical
problems involved in flying at Kelly
Field, Tex.
Study Tropical Diseases
Dr. Lloyd R. Gates of the public
Health school and Lowell T. Cogge-
shall, professor of epidemiology, are
studying control of tropical diseases
at Washington.
Prof. Earl V. Moore, musician, and
Elmer D. Mitchell, professor of physi-
cal education, are assisting as civil-
ians in establishing a school to train
morale officers at Camp Meade.
Profs. Robert Craig, Jr., foremost
utilization expert, and William Ky-
noch, wood technologist, are being
employed by the Army Ordnance De-
partment in a research project.
Prof. Robert P. Briggs, economist,
is chief accountant of the Detroit
Ordnance District.
Prof. Joseph R. Hayden, poltical
scientist, has been called upon by the
Federal Co-ordinator of Information
to serve on its Board of Analysts.
Prof. Preston A. James, geographer,
has been called upon by the Federal
Coordinator of Information' to serve
as chief of Latin-American affairs.
In South America
Prof. Dudley M. Phelps, of the bus-
iness administration staff, is special
agent for the Department of State in
South America.
Prof. Charles F. Remer, economist,
is now acting as chief of the Far
Eastern section for the Federal Coor-
dinator of Information.
Prof. Richard U. Ratcliff, real es-
tate management authority, is form-
ulating policies on housing construc-
tion and Prof. Herbert F. Taggart is
in charge of accounting in the Office
of Price Administration.
Prof. Byron A. Soule, chemist, is
making scientific studies in the Li-
brary of Congress.
Prof. Samuel A. Goudsmit and
James L. Lawson, physicists, are as-
sisting in problems undertaken by
the National Defense Research Com-

mission at Massachusetts Institute of
Prof. William Haber, economist, is
director of planning for the War
Manpower Commission.
Prof. Paul S. Dwyer, mathema-
tician, is in charge of statistical work
on a vital defense project at Prince-
ton, N. J.
Prof. Robert B. Hall, geographer,
is investigating 'oriental infiltration
in South America as a possible anti-
sabotage measure.
Prof. Theodore M. Newcomb, soci-
ologist, is analyzing foreign radio
broadcasts for the Federal Communi-
cations Commission.
Dr. Wile Gets Coloneley
Dr. Udo J. Wile, chairman of the
department of dermatology and
syphilogy in the medical school, was
granted a leave of absence to accept
a medical directorship with the rank
of colonel in the United States Public
Health Service.
Prof. Edgar M. Hoover, economist,
will continue in charge of research in
connection with gasoline rationing in
the Office of.Price Administration.
Prof. Hayward M. Kiniston, chair-
man of the Department of Romance
Languages, will serve as senior cul-
tural relations officer at the Ameri-
can Embassy, Buenos Aires, Argen-
In Army Intelligence
Prof. Henry - M. Kendall, geo-
grapher, has been granted leave of
absence for special work with the
geographic section of Army intelli-
Prof. William S. Housel, civil engi-
neer, has left for active duties as lieu-
tenant commander in the Naval Re-
Dr. Clark Hopkins, professor of
Latin and Greek, has left for service
as a major in the Army.
Dr. Robert C. Angell, sociologist,
has been commissioned as a captain
in the Army Air Corps.
Dr. Herman H. Goldstine, mathe-
matician, has left for service as a first
lieutenant in the Army Air Force..
Drs. John M. Sheldon, Edgar A.
Kahn, Walter G. Maddock, S. Milton
Goldhamer, Moses M. Frolich, George
Hammond, Harry A. Townsley, Mar-
shall L. Snyder and E. Thurston
Thieme, are all serving with the Army
Medical Corps in the 298th General
Hospital Affiliated Unit.
Prof. Harley Bartlett, chairman of
the botany department, has been
granted a leave of absence to carry
on investigations for the Department
of Agriculture.
In State Department
Prof. Lawrence Preuss, political
scientist, has accepted an appoint-
ment as principal divisional assistant
in the Department of State in order
to carry on research in international
law and relations.
Prof. James M. Cork, physicist, has
left to take part in the research pro-
gram at the California Institute of

U'Will Offer
Varied Speech
Department Has Widened
Field To Include Radio,
Plays, Speech Science
The University Speech Department,
founded fifty years ago by Professor
Thomas C. Trueblood, offers the best
in "word of mouth" to Michigan stu-
From a humble beginning wherein
only public speaking, debating and
interpretation were offered, the de-
partment has widened its field to in-
clude play production, speech science,
and radio. Professor G. E. Densmore
is chairman of the deartment.
To give the students an opportun-
ity for practical application of the
speech studies, various outside activi-
ties have been developed. The general
theme of these projects for the com-
ing year is "Post War World Organi-
Included among these are oratori-
cal contests under the direction of
Dr. LE M. Eich. The University is a
member of the Northern Oratorical
League which includes six colleges in
the midwest. Each year the Univers-
ity holds a local contest to choose the
representative in the finals. Last year,
Paul Lim-Yuen, '43, a Chinese stu-
dent who spoke on the Pacific Char-
ter, was voted an unanimous first
place in the finals at Northwestern.
Only once before in the 53 year his-
tory of the contest has the first place
decision been unanimous. Any eligi-
ble student may compete in these
The Men's Varsity Debate Team,
which consisted of 25 men last year,
is under the direction of Dr: Arthur
Secord. The debate team meets Big
Ten schools, a number of other Mich-
igan colleges and universities, and a
large number of schools in other
parts of- the country.
The Women's Varsity Debate team,
also under the direction of Dr. Se-
cord, meets several other squads each
year, and four women traveled to
Purdue last year for the round table
discussions held there. The girls also
debate in Big Ten contests.
The National Honorary Speech So-
ciety, Delta Sigma Rho, has a chap-
ter at Michigan, and an-y student who
represents the University in speech
contests is eligible for membership
after his or her junior year.
The University of Michigan Speech
Clinic was started in 1937 and has
developed into one of the best in the
Technology to adapt the cyclotron to
war purposes.
Prof. L. H. Newburgh, of the de-
partment of internal medicine, has
left to become a member of the Di-
vision of Medical Sciences of the Na-
tional Research Council.
Prof. Arthur Smithies, economist,
is on temporary leave to serve as a
consultant on Australian affairs in
the British Empire Division of the
Board of Economic Warfare.
Dr. Robert C. F. Bartels, mathema-
tician, is now serving as consulting
mathematician in the Navy's Bureau
of Navigation.
Prof. Edwin M. Baker, chemical en-
gineer, is now devoting full time to
several companies on the manufac-
ture of armaments.

It's -ti e0
watch the bi rdie.
Ensian pictures

now being made.

Campus Humor Magazine, Garg,
To Have Coed As Editor-In-Chief

Gargoyle, the campus humor mag-
azine depicting the lighter elements
of campus life, will aupar again on
campus this year, guided for the first
time in its 36 years by a woman edi-
tor-in-chief. Olga Gruzhit. 143, an-
nounces a completely revised maga-
zine to be published in six issues
throughout the year.
The new Garg will make its campus
debut on Oct. 29 as a football issue,
introducing many features that will
be carried out as a magazine policy
for the entire year. '
Previous divisions familiar to Garg
readers-campus talk, music, drama,


Hurry because a lot of you will be
graduating soon.
- DON'T be disappointe
'by putting it off
until it's too late!
322 South State- Dial 5C

and books-will be completely re-
vised, and the 'preposterous persons
department, featuring some out-
standing person on campus, will be
put out in a new form. Lots of car-
toons, the campus calenidar, short
stories and short-short stories are
promised by the editor. Art work will
be stressed more than ever, with a
guarantee of 16 pages of photos as
the average per month, as well as an
unusual number of illustrations and
In addition to the regular features
the first issue will contain Col. W. A.
Ganoe's story on how he went
through West Point with MacAr-
thur, and tentatively, a story by
George Ceithaml, '43, captain of
Michigan's 1943 football team.
The 44-page first issue will also in-
clude photo features on football, or-
ientation and new faces of the Class
of '46.
Working with Miss Gruzhit are
senior staff members Harry Ander-
son, '43, managing editor, and Bob
Killins, '43, photographic editor. On
the junior staff are Helen Curdes, '44,
Al Cohen, '44, Bernice Galansky, '44,
Pat High, '43, William Kehoe, '44, and
Les Meckler, '45.
The business staff comprises Ken-
neth Kardon, '44, advertising mana-
ger; Barbara Sternfels, '44, promo-
tion and publcation manager; Jean
Misner, '43A, and Louis Cohen, '44,
circulation and publicity managers.
All second-semester freshmen,
sophomores and upperclass students
who are eligible and interested, are
asked to attend a meeting at 4:45
p. m. Tues., Oct. 6, in the Garg office.

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