THE MICHIGAN DAILY
P A R A T R Q 0 P E R S B 0 A R D C - 4 6-Paratroopers prepare to board one of the new Curtiss C-46 Commandos during maneu-
vers at Stout Field, Indianapolis, Ind. The Commando has two jumping doors instead of the one on planes formerly used.
P R E S I D E N T A N D F A M IL Y - Here is a recent photograph of the new U. S. President,
Harry S. Truman with Mrs. Truman (right) and their daughter, Mary Margaret.
ANNUAL SPEECH CONTEST:
Prof. Hance Will Supervise
Interstate Contest at Evanston
Dr. Kenneth G. Hance, associate
professor in the Department of
Speech, is leaving Ann Arbor today
to attend the Seventy-First Annual
Contest of the Interstate Oratorical
Places First in
Rose Suzanne Derderian, sopho-
more student in voice, took first place
in the Student Musicians section ofj
the Great Lakes District Contest Sat-
urday in Detroit.1
The contest is sponsored by the
National Federation of Music Clubs,
and the district includes Ohio, Mich-
igan, and Indiana.
Miss Derderian is a lyric soprano,
from Detroit and is a student of Har-
din' Van Duersen. She sang three
selections in the contest: "Le Colibri"
by Chausson; "Mariettas Lied" by
Korngold; and "The Dark King's
Daughter" by Crist.
Miss Marilyn Mason, junior student
in organ, accompanied Miss Derder-
ian. Both are members of Sigma
Dr. Dow V. Baxter's talk, "Carib-
bean Profiles", which was to have
been presented at 8 p.m. EWT to-
day in the Rackham Ampthithea-
ter will be cancelled until further
Felding Yost Day'
LANSING, April 24-(P)-The Sen-
ate today adopted a concurrent reso-
lution declaring April 30 to be an-
nually known as "Fielding H. Yost
Day" In commemoration of the for-
mer University of Michigan athletic
director's "usefulness" to the State.
The resolution, introduced by Sen-
ator Ben Carpenter, Harrison Repub-
lican, declared that in Yost's 40
years of athletic coaching he has
"trained the minds and sinews and
influenced for good the hearts of
hundreds of Michigan sons who to-
day are fighting and winning the
most devastating war the world has
POW Work Reported
NEW YORK, April 24.-(/P)--Ger-
man prisoner of war labor has be-
come a $100,000,000 a year business
benefiting the United States Govern-
ment, Maj.-Gen. Archer L. Lerch,
Army Provost Marshal-General, says
in an American Mercury Magazine
article made public today.
Association Thursday and Friday in
As executive secretary of this or-
ganization, which is the oldest and
largest of its type in the United
States, Dr. Hance will supervise the
contests and will preside at the an-
nual business meeting.
The Association has held contests
every year since it was founded in
1874. It has expanded until it now
includes 125 colleges and universities
in 11 midwestern states.
Famous Persons in Past Contests
Many famous persons participated
in these contests during their college
days. Among the winners are the
late Senator Robert M. LaFollette, the
late Senator Albert J. Beveridge,
Bishop Edwin R. Hughes, President
C. F. Wishart of the College of Woo-
ster, the late President Irving Maurer
of Beloit College, and the late Presi-
dent James A. Blaisdell of Claremont
Chorus To, *SiL ng
At Stock well
Members of the Navy Chorus, under
the direction of Prof. Leonard V.
Meretta of the School of Music, will
present a program of popular songs
at 7:30 p. m. EWT (6:30 p. m. CWT)
tomorrow for the residents of Stock-
The vocal group, which consists of
20 Navy men and three Marines, was
heard at the Christmas program and
the recent Army-Navy Revue in Hill
Auditorium. They will perform such
numbers as the "Desert Song," "Night
and Day," "Deep in My Heart," "Hal-
lelujah" and "Strike Up the Band."
Members of the Stockwell Chorus,
composed of approximately 30 girls
under the direction of Kay Keyes,
SM, will then sing "Smoke Gets in
Your Eyes" and "I Had a Little Talk
with the Lord."
FIJI ISLAND FAIR
On Campus ...
Capping Exercises .
Capping exercises for the School of
Nursing will be held at 8:15 EWT
(7:15 CWT) Friday at the Rackham
Lecture Hall, Prof. Rhoda F. Reddig,
Director of the School of Nursing,
Miss Jane Taylor, Nursing Con-
sultant of the Division of Nurse Edu-
cation, United States Public Health
Service, will deliver a speech to the
100 nurses of the class of 1947 who
will receive their caps.
The caps of the Michigan nurses
are a starched white band curving
around the head, forming a high
peak in the front. The cap is trim-
med with a black velvet ribbon, the
width of which denotes the class of
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A.I.E.X. To Meet . .
Harold A. Strickland Jr., Chief
Engineer at the Budd Induction Heat-
ing Corporation, will illustrate his
lecture "The Internal Induction Heat
Treating Process" with a movie at
the third meeting of the student
branch of the American Institute of
Electrical Engineers at 7:30 p. m.
(6:30 CWT) in the Michigan Union
Mr. Strickland graduated from the
University in February, 1937, with a
combined degree in electrical and
mechanical engineering. All engi-
neers are invited.
Adams at 'U IE uWe.t . .
John P. Adams, provost to the
University, spoke last night at the
annual banquet of the University of
Michigan Club in Toledo.
T. Hawley Tapping, general secre-
tary of Alumni Association, and Rob-
ert O. Morgan, assistant general sec-
retary, accompanied Dr. Adams. The
movie, "Michigan on the March",
was shown to the gathered alumni.
y Capt. Bradley
LL.B. here in 1932, wrote that the
only relief from the heat in the
South Pacific was a shower of cold
salt water. The effect of a salt water
shower was the same as rubbing with
a cake of paraffin, he wrote and
added, "I don't know whether it is
best to be hot and wet or somewhat
cool and sticky."
For a time Capt. Bradley wondered
why he could find no Presbyterian
Church in the area, but he discovered
that- in 1820 the Presbyterians and
the Congregationalists made an
agreement, whereby the Congrega-
tional Church took over the mission-
ary work on that island and the
Presbyterians got exclusive jurisdic-
tion of another one.
Will Give Progran
Chinese songs and selections from
Chinese operas presented by Hung-
Yun Kuo will highlight the program
DEL ECGATE - prince Faisat
Ibn Abdul Aziz (above), son of
the king of Saudi Arabia, heads
his country's delegation to the
United Nations world security
'conference in San Francisco..,
B L A I R H 0 U S E--Bair House (above), guest residence for
visiting foreign dignitaries across Pennsylvania avenue from the
White House, became the temporary home of President and Mrs.
Truman following FDR's sudden death.
SHAPELY - A two-$iee
swim suit of striped design sets
off the charms of Jeff Donnell,
. motion picture actress.
Life ona Souti
Is Described b
A ferris wheel at a native fai, salt
water showers, and the absence of
Presbyterian churches on a South
Pacific island were described in a
letter from Captain George S. Brad-
ley, '30, to Robert O. Morgan, as-
sistant general secretary of Alumni
The fair, held on a Fiji Island, con-
sisted of a number of small tents for
fortune telling and concessions. Capt.
Bradley's attention was taken by "one
of the most unusual contraptions I
have ever seen in my life," the four-
seated ferris wheel. It was built of
rough-hewn timber and was about 29
feet high. A large crank operated
by hand kept the wheel going around.
Capt. Bradley, who received his
Liberated Prisoners Say
TION CAMP, Germany, April 24-(/")
-Political prisoners just liberated
at this camp by the 90th Division of
' N U B B I NS' PAYS A VISIT - - Forest (Nubbins)
Hoffman, 3-year-old Cheyenne, Wyo., boy whose life was de-
spaired of last November, enjoys himself on a visit to the Wire.
photo station of the Associated Press bureau in Denver.r
SOAP FOR EUROPE -- A workman in Toronto, Canada,
stacks cartons containing laundry soap ready for shipment through
UNRRA to the needy'people of Europe. Canada plans to send large
quantities of soap and canned meat.
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War Council, and Michigan Youth
for Democratic Action. All those
interested are invited to attend.
There will be no admission charge.
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