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"The list of painting jobs is long
enough to keep the men busy for
the rest of their lives," Edward C.
Pardon, superintendent of Buildings
and Grounds said yesterday, describ-
ing work that has to be done around
"The, work which is being done in
Angell Hall is merely a drop in the
bucket," he continued. "For the last
few days we have been trying to clear
the sewers which were clogged by
rain. Bowling alleys of.the Women's
Athletic Building were endangered
when the basement was flooded,
water didn't reach the wood."
Last week, when the department,
had a call to clean the roof of An-
Researh on
Ointmien s Done
BY Dee .
Bly Dr. Cataline
Dr. Elmon L. Cataline, assistant
professor in the College of Pharmacy
has been engaged in personal re-
search to discover an ointment base,
not containing commonly used wool
fat, that will do away with the disad-
vantages of many present-day oint-
In a recent interview, Dr. Cataline
explained that for many centuries
ointments used have been formulated
using animal and vegetable fats. In
the last 25 to 40 years, it has been
shown that these fats are not satis-
factory. In addition to the disad-
vantages to the individual. there are
various pharmaceutical and medical
reasons which render them undesir-
able. They are not soluble, they re-
duce the action of antiseptics and
are manipulated with difficulty.
It has been found that the two
kinds of water in oil emulsions now
used, comparable to ointments, are,
not suitable in many instances in
skin diseases. Because of these in-
numerable disadvantages, a substi -
tute must be found. .
Dr. Cataline's project is to get
away from the use of wool fat, for
many years the only common sub-
stance used in making ointments of
the water-in-oil type. In order to
accomplish this, he is attempting to
synthesize compounds similar to,
those in wool fat and responsible for
emulsifying water.

gell Mall, men swept up several
buhels of walnut shells which had
been fed to squirrels. These shells
were obstructing passage of water'
and the building was almost flooded.
Fraternity houses and other build-
ings that the University has taken
over as women's dormitories have
also proved a headache to the De-
partment of Buildings and Grounds,
Pardon said. -"There isn't a house
that hasn't needed major repairs.
There is also extra work required by
the Army and Navy. We are doing
more work now, than we were be-
Manpower Shortage
The manpower shortage hasn't
been alleviated to any extent since
war plants have begun laying off
men, Pardon said. There have been
only about half a dozen applicants
recently. Skilled and semi-skilled
machine operators are the ones now
looking for jobs.
"Janitor positions don't appeal to
these men because the cut back in
wages is too great from war plant
salaries." Despite these disadvan-
tages, however, two new janitors
have recently been hired. The next
day three others quit. When asked
why he was leaving one man told
Pardon that his women folk didn't
want to stay up here during the sum-

League Statue
Depicts Triton
Fountain by Milles
Is Cooley's Memorll
Located before the main entrance
to the League and facing the Baird
Tower to the west is the fountain,
"Sunday Morning in Deep Waters",
done by Sweden's most noted sculp-
tor, Carl Milles.
The fountain was presented to the
University in June 1941 by Charles
Baird, A.B. and LL.B., 1895; A.M.
1940, in memory of Thomas McIn-
tyre Cooley, well known jurist, tea-,
cher, and philosopher of the law.
The fountain is cast in bronze and
depicts father Triton and his sons on
a holiday excursion. This position
cf Triton holding a shell of gushing
water is well known in sculpture and
has been immortalized by the "Foun-
tain of the 'T'riton" found in Rome.
Milles is an ardent admirer of
classic and renaissance sculpture
and probably derived inspiration for
his grouping from this noted exam-
ple. The small boys clamouring a-
bout the central figure are inter'-
preted as being reminiscent ofnthe
sculptor's own boyhood experiences
with his father and brothers in his,
native Sweden. Although the rhythm
found in the fountain is less clear
than in some of his other works, the
fountain is among the best examples
of art found on campus and is suit-
ably located on the mall in the center
of the college buildings.
Milles is considered by the critics


Many people are dreaming of post-
war super highways stretching from
coast to coast, but Prof. R. L. Morri-
eon of the highway engineering de-
partment doubts tle feasibility of
this plan.
He said most people think that if
the government appropriated 50 bil-
lion dollars to build these highways,
it would cost each person about five
dollars. In reality if the total na-
tional income were 100 billion dol-
la's, a 50 billion dollar appropriation
Sby the government would cost each
individual half his income.
"Now who would want to pay
out half his income to build four
lane highways for rattlesnakes to
chase jackrabbits in Arizona?"
Mcrrison asked. "Why should we
build express highways from ccast
to coast when about 33 cars per
day crossed the continent going
between New England to Califor-
nia in 1939?" Only one or two per-
cent of the cars stopped by the
Bureau of Roads in the Depart-
ment of Agriculture in 1939 in-
tended going more than 100 miles,
Morrison pointed out.
Express highways are too expen-
sive to build in the desert, Morrison
said. The 160-mile stretch of the
Pennsylvania Turnpike cost 70 mil-
lion dollars or nearly one-half mil-
lien per mile. Chicago's Wacker
Drive was financed by the city, but
city property values jumped ten times
higher than the cost, before con-
structicn of the highway was, com-
Express highways will be built,
however, to expedite traffic in the
more populous areas, Morrison said.

'SUNDAY MORNING IN DEEP WATERS'-The work of Swedish sculp-
tor Carl Milles, was presented to the University by Charles Baird in
memory of Thomas Cooley, well-known jurist.


o be among the ten or fifteen rank- in such cities as Chicago, Detroit,
ino sculptors in the world today and Cleveland, and Brooklyn. St. Louis
s best noted for his work with foun- posse,:ses his best work found in this
ains. His most- famous r: ulpture is ccuntry, the fountain depicting the
he "Orpheus Fountain" in front of "Marriage of the Mississippi and the
he concert hall in Stockholm. His Misourwi".
illa outside the capital city houses Milles is currently teaching at the
his collection and much of his work. Cranbirook School in Bloomfield Hills,
Other examples are found in Europe Mich. and does additional work for
and throughout the United States display around the country.
i Dc, e fists oo erat e

"What are youg
was asked.
"I'm going back1
plant some corn o
hill and watch it gr
First Call
New help is bei
staff slowly because
mer employees are n
armed forces and
that they have fir
jobs. Places are a
disabled veterans w
work. When suchr
will be a broader fi
Old employees won
as they now are o
high paying war j
coming in to get th
men who stayed on
less money.
Student help, Par
didn't work. The he
can work don't cc
department's hours.
paigns for. leaf r
prominent last spri
impractical, becaus
and the trucking de
be co-ordinated.

going to do?" hel

to Kentucky and
n the side of a CORRECT THE HANDICAP
ow," he answered.
ng added to the Speech li
many of the for-
iow serving in the
Pardon claimed By MARJORIE MILLS h
rst call on their An example of inter-departmental t
lso being left for cooperation in the University is the g
who can do such Speech Clinic, which is opevated a
men return there jointly by the Department of Speech p
eld to pick from. and the Institute for Human Ad- r
't be as resentful justment, and works in conjunction n
)f men who took with the Department of Oral Surgery p
obs and are now in the Dental School. d
ie same wages as The Clinic has two objectives in t
n the job for far aiding persons with speech defects. o
It not only strives to give them better
'don claimed, just speech but to improve their appear-a
ours that students ance, to give them an opportunity to
oincide with the mix with others, and to give them l
The large cam- confidence in themselves. g
aking that were Secial Function ,
ing proved quite ,
e the leaf rakers Since speech is a social function,"
partment couldn't according to Dr. Ollie L. Backus, as-r
sistant professor of speech and act- a
_____ ing manager of the Speech Clinic,
"the whole individual must be con-
___- - sidered in rehabilitating persons
lacking normal speech."

have not had the benefit of early
reatment. For them, further sur-
gery, orthodontia and mechanical
aids such as false teeth and other
rosthetic appliances are utilized to
nake possible better tpeech and a
more normal appearance. The De-
partment of Oral Surgery and other
departments in the School of Den-
istry work with the Clinic continu-
Practice in the u-e of prosthetic
appliances and in techniques to ac-
qire normal speaking habits are
provided as part of the training pro-
Another important part of the re-
habilitation work is to provide these
patients with a chance to mix nor-
mally with others. Never having been
able to participate fully in group
activities, persons with speech de-

fects are likely to withdraw, seem;
stupid and to neglect their education.
Cosmetics Help
The essential thing in helping
them to adjust themselves is to im-
prove their morale. Improved ap-
pearance has a great affect here,
particularly with women. Cosmetics
which minimize facial defects and
flitter good features give them con-
tidence so that they may mix with
otler people without self-conscious-
"In most cases," Dr. Backus said,
"speech within normal limits can be
Work such as this results in con-
tinucu:, inter-actionbetween the
Clinic and the School of Dentistry.
The two organizations work together
to give persons with cleft palate a
chance for a normal existence.

An express highway will probably
be built from Boston to Washington,
D.C.; and one closer home, Michigan
Ave. from U.S. 23 to Wyoming Ave.
in Detroit, will probably be extended
through Detroit to the east side,
More highways like the famed Penn-
sylvania Turnpike, and Chicago's
double-deck Wacker Drive will be
built in cities like Chicago, Detroit,
Washington, D.C., San Francisco,
Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle,



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One major project of the Speech
Clinic is the rehabilitation of per-
sons with cleft palate. Both children
and adults can be treated, but this
work should start when the person
is as young as possible, to minimize
the psychological effect of being
singled out as "different" and of
losing opportunities to participate in
group activities requiring clear spe-
ech and poise.
Ideally, speech training should be-
gin shortly after surgical repair, at
the age of two and one-half or three
years. Modern developments in the
field of cleft palate surgery and in
speech rehabilitation have enhanced
the child's chances for normal speech.
Dentists Cooperate
Many older patients come, who


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