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THE MICHIGAN DAILY'

THITMRDflAY. JANUTARY . 1 BR

Dow, Crane Differ on SocialSignificance of Radar to

.Moon

Dow Denies Impossibility of
Visiting Moon in 50 Years

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(iatte Mt IaiI~a l-(hd Vatii )-
Radr -to lMooni Is scliiiifi

Earvard, where methods of 'radar
amming were perfected.
"Too many things can happen
which would materially alter pres-
ent speculations about scientific
studies of the moon," he said. "It
is much more dangerous at this
time to express an opinion that any
specific scientific development is
impossible than it is to say such
progress may well take place."
Evaluating radar contact with the
noon, Prof. Dow speculated that it
aay mark the beginning of an era of
eaching beyond the earth's confines
o an extent hitherto undreamed of.
"In 200 years men may look back
nd see radar contact with the moon
n its proper prospective. The devel-
>pment may rank with other scien-
ific landmarks in history," Harold
early, a graduate student in electri-
┬░al engineering, said. Mr. Early as-
isted Prof. Dow in many radar re-
earch projects at the Radio Research
.aboratory
Asked about future contacts with
he moon, Prof. Dow predicted "that
idditional similar experiments with
nore powerful and improved equip-
nent will bring radar echoes fron the
noon much stronger than have been
eceived thus far.
"From the communication engi-
neer's standpoint, some of the tech-
nical developments necessary to
achieve radar contact with the
moon were in themselves more in-
teresting than the achievement it-
self," he continued.
"It is not at all absurd to imagine
that radar echoes from the moon
may some day be of value for navi-
gational purposes, for example to,
aid ships and airplanes at sea in
determining their positions.
"Also, it should be pointed out that
,he reflection of radio waves from the
ipper atmosphere is an effect that
aas proved useful. This has been be-
3ause it enables radio reception at
)oints geographically remote from
-he point of origin, of radio waves in
,ertain moderately high frequency
,anges.
"The reception of radar echoes is
similarly a reflection phenomenon,
anough so to suggest the possibility
that it too may aid in radio reception
it points geographically remote from
the transmitter," he continued.
Reception of radar echoes from the
moon is "tremendously easier" he
pointed out than similar reception of
echoes from the planets.
"To a person familiar with radar
developments of the past few years,
the moon radar contact was defi-
nitely predictable; something
bound to be achieved before too
long," Prof. Dow said. "The same
cannot be said of radar contact
with the planets-that is an im-
mensely more difficult problem and
I see no likelihood of its happening
for many years to come, although
it would be wrong to say it is im-
possible."
Wenrich Appointed
To Education Staff
Ralph C. Wenrich, former profes-
sor at Penn State College, has been
appointed to the staff of the School
of Education.
Wenrich will conduct courses in vo-
cational education on campus and at
extension centers in Detroit and
Grand Rapids.

u' Exteusioin.
Service Work
64 Take Courses I
Correspondence Dept.
Sixty-four veterans have enrolled
under the GI Bill of Rights in cor-
respondence courses designed for
completion of University entrance re-
quirements or for college credit, ac-
cording to Mrs. Berenice H. Lee, who
is in charge of the Correspondence
Study Department of the University's
Extension Service.
38 Have Paid
Since the signing by President Tru-
man in early January of the amend-
ment to the bill authorizing the use
of correspondence courses, the de-
partment has been able to accept
enrollments of veterans who have the
necessary certificate of eligibility.
Approximately 38 of those who
have enrolled, however, have paid for
the courses themselves with the idea
of applying for reimbursement when
their certificates of eligibility arrive.
To be acceptable in such cases, the
certificate must, Mrs. Lee stated, pre-
date the enrollment.
Must Enroll At Bureau
Enrollment of veterans in corre-
spondence courses is considered, she
said, only after the veteran has con-
sulted with the Veteran Service Bu-
reau, 1508 Rackham Building.
The Correspondence Study De-
partment, she pointed out, is also co-
operating with Veterans' Institutes in
different parts of the state, providing
courses particularly adapted to the
specific need of the locality or to the
educational plan of the veteran him-
self. Such institutes now availing
themselves of this service are situated
in Ann Arbor, Bay City, Benton Har-
bor, Dowagiac, Port Huron, Hastings,
Stambaugh and Ypsilanti.
Exhibit..
(Continued from Page 1)
contrasts in style and subject should
satisfy a variety of artistic tastes.
Pappas'. Grecian landscapes, "By
the Waterfall in Greece," and "The
Old Mill,"' two of his most appealing
pictures, are done in vivid, impres-
sionistic splashes of color, with al-
most primitive contrasts of brilliance
and quietude. His other landscapes
are subdued in tone, with more con-
ventional and realistic brushwork.
The artist's imaginative use of color.
one of his fortes, is shown to still
better advantage in still lifes.
A favorite with gallery visitors is
his "Farmhouse in New Hampshire,"
done with a softness and placidity
unusual to Pappas' work. Though
dominated by greens, mauves and off-
blues, a row of bright flowers, near
the base of the picture, make for
contrast, adding to its vitality.
Sarkisian unorthodox work pro-
vides either warm enthusiasm or be-
ligerent disapproval. He is a master
of mood-colors and even his more
conventional portraits have an ab-
stract and ideational quality, which
seems to arise from his unusual sen-
sitivity to the psychological and
emotional nuances of color. Clowns
are a favorite subject and the por-
trait of a Pagliacci caught without
his comic mask is outstanding. The
chalk-white face wears an expression
of tragic dejection, accentuated by
the somber background. One of the
larger canvasses is distinctive for its
primitive quality, pointing up another
strain of Sarkisian's unorthodoxy-
his apparent fondness for bizarre de-
sign. Yet, the artist is too imagina-
tive and original in his use of color
to permit his abstractionism in design
to stray too far from the limits of
orthodoxy.
I

SchoI Mic ~
Will Open Here '
Dr. Adams, Provost,
To Deliver Welcome
The Eighth Annual Midwestern
Conference on School Vocal and In-
strumental Music, sponsored by the
Michigan School Band Orchestra As-
sociation, the Michigan School Vocal
Association, and the University, will
open here tomorrow and continue
through Sunday.
Dr. James P. Adams, Provost of
the University, will deliver the ad-
dress of welcome at the banquet
meeting at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the
League ballroom. The Ann Arbor
High School Choir, directed by Rose
Marie Grentzer, will present several
Xq pap ea 'uaed pue :suoppalas
Clyde Vroman, assistant professor of
music education at the University,
will discuss "The Future of Your
Job."
Dedicated to the improvement of
music teaching in the schools, the
Conference will present reading per-
formances of 1946 festival music by
the University's All-State High
School Band, All-State Orchestra,
and All-State Chorus, each of which
met for two weeks last summer at
Interlochen. Special clinics for meet-
ing problems of teaching music will
also be held.
Guest conductors for the Confer-
ence are Guy Fraser Harrison, con-
ductor of the Rochester Civic Orches-
tra, Rochester, N. Y.; Morten J. Lu-
vaas, composer and conductor of
choral music, Allegheny College,
Meadville, Pa.; and Lt. James Thur-
mond, USN Officer-in-charge of the
United States Naval School of Music,
Washington, D. C.

Radar contact with the moon holds
forth no revolutionary social signifi-
cance, Prof. of Physical Research H.
R. Crane said yesterday.
Prof. Crane, who had spent four
months doing early radar research in
the MIT Radation Laboratory at the
time it was first opened in 1940, de-
clared that "the actual contact of the
moon was a striking demonstration
of the progress made in radar during
the war. He added that its one possi-
ble real significance will be in aiding
astronomers to correct their calcula-
tions on moon distances."
Missiles Probable
"From the radar side of the pic-
ture," he continued, "it is not at all
improbable that som'e day missiles,
varying in character from atomic
bombs to rocket ships, will be directed
to the moon and even more remote
places. The limitation lies not in
radar's ability to guide an object
through the air, but rather in man's
capacity to build such a missile.
"To any point it is possible to send
a radar beam, it is similarly possible
Radar Forecasts
NEW YORK, Jan. 30--VP)-Use of
radar by weather forecasters was ex-
plained today at a meeting of the
American Meteorological Society and
the Institute of Aeronautical Science.
Lt. Col. Harry Wexler, attached to
headquarters of the Army Air Forces
Weather Service at Langley Field,
Va., told the session, the radar scope
permits details of weather disturb-
ances to be observed as never before.
It is "very likely," he said, "that
provisions could be made for "a
weather scope for the weather man."

to direct an object. The best example
of this, and so far the greatest degree
to which it has been achieved, was
during the war when a group of ob-
solete bombers were radar-control
equipped and sent pilotless over Ger-
many."
Dr. Crane explained that with the
amount now knowledge at the scien-
tists' fingertips today, the building of
such a moon-to-earth craft is out of
the question. Such a development
must await some new radical discov-
ery.
Aware Of Limit
"Men of science," Dr. Crane
pointed out, "were long aware of the
limitations imposed by the Earth's
ionosphere on certain lengths of radio
waves. It was an accepted fact that
short enough waves, transmitted with
sufficient force, could pierce this bar-
rier. This is precisely what the Army
did in its experiments of last week."
"This development, therefore, rep-
resents no great advance in our sci-
entific knowledge."
"It was with much greater diffi-
culty, and immensely more impor-
tant," Dr. Crane concluded, "when
we were first able to pick up an air-
plane 100 miles away than was it to
reach the moon 240,000 miles off."

IUS.4 $lSchool
To Have Use
Of Harris Hall
The School of Music will have the
use of Harris Hall, now occupied by
the fJSO, at the beginning of the
Spring Term, Vice-President Robert
P. Briggs announced yesterday.
The University has leased the
building, located at the corner of
State and Huron streets, for seven
years and may renew the lease at the
end of this period. The arrangement
was made with the Harris Memorial
Trust.
It will be acoustically treated and
ready for use March 1.
Thursday Splash Time
The Union pool will be open to
women from 7:30 to 9 p.m. every
Thursday. All women may swim at
this time, and members of the WAA
Swimming Club are especially urged
to use this time for practicing.
TYPEWRITERS
Bought, Rented
Repaired
STUDENT and
OFFICE SUPPLIES
0. D. MORRILL
314 S. State St. Phone 6615

CLASSI1FIED ADvEUIUSI'tNG

ATTENTION
STUDENTS!
Now is the time to have your
hair permanently waved for
that coming J-Hop. Be the
belle of the ball with your
coiffure styled just for you.
$15 ColdWave Special. . at$12.50
Permanents. . . $7.50 --$22.50
OBSERVATORY BARBER AND BEAUTY SALON
WILLIAM DOE, Prop. WINIFRED BENN, Mgr.
HESTER ANN KEI.LY, Operator
1402 Washington Heights Phone 2-3413
w m

LOST AND FOUND
LOST: Pair of pink shell rimmed
glasses on campus last Thursday.
Finder call 5974 and ask for Bar-
bara.

LOST: Black Shaeffer life-time
bottom, 'between North Hall
West Quad. Friday 25. Contact
15 Michigan Daily. Reward.

pen
and
Box

WILL THE PERSON who walked off
with a navy blue overcoat from the
basement cloak room of the Law
Library Saturday afternoon return
same. Your old greenish-blue over-
coat is still there. No questions
asked.
LOST: Of course it was picked up by
accident-little round brown purse
left on Greyhound bus stalled at
Stadium and Packard 10:00 p.m.
Sunday. Reward. Please return.
Lucille Waldorf 2-2591.
LOST: Simulated pearls Tuesday eve-
ning in or near State Theatre. Call
3582 days and 7292 evenings. Re-
ward.
FOUND: Fountain pen on diagonal.
Will be returned upon identifica-
tion. Call 7438 between 10-12 p.m.
PERSONALS
THE F.A.S.D. & C.C. will meet Fri-
day afternoon as usual to cele-
brate its founders day.
MEN: Tired of studying for finals?
Confused by refresher courses? Re-
lax with 26 beautiful instructors of
all arts at the "Final Fling" Fri-
day 8 to 12. White House, 1617
Washtenaw.
WANTED
ALTERATIONS: Ladies garments,
suits, coats, evening wear, near
Stockwell Hall. 410 Observatory
Street. Phone 2-2678.

STUDENT would like a ride each
week Monday thru Saturday to and
from West Dearborn. Phone Dear-
born 0982.
WANTED TO RENT
WANTED TO RENT: ROOM by full-
time University employee. Garage
is desirable but not vital. Walter,
Phone 5539.
WANTED TO RENT: Apartment or
house, two or three bedrooms.
Three adults, one-year-old child.
W. J. Mason, 23-24-1.
FOR SALE
J-HOP BOUND? Tuxedo, brand new,
for sale. Size 39 coat. Inquire 1038
E. Huron.
ANNOUNCEMENT
THE COLONNADE wishes to an-
nounce its opening from 7-2 and
from 5-12. Our specialty: Fresh
Downy Flake doughnuts - daily.
Orders taken. No deliveries. Also
sandwiches and dinners.
REAL ESTATE
IMMEDIATE POSSESSION: 3-room
apartment on first floor; second
floor now rented at $60 per month;
large lot; fine location.
10-ROOMS on Geddes Avenue; one
block to campus.
6-ROOM BRICK beyond city limits;
Southeast section; excellent condi-
tion.
For additional information call eve-
nings, DeVries 3670; Heger 23702.
H. J. McKERCHER
604 Wolverine Building
PHONE 2-3249
BEER VAULT
Beer - Wine - Mixers - Keg Beer
10 to 10 Daily
8 A.M. to 11 P.M. Sat.
303 N. 5th Ave. Ph. 8200

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