TMC H I CA N D AJLY
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1946
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Interplanetary Travel Is
Foreseen Soon by Conlon
In the midst. of the discussions by
eminent scientists concerning the
possibilities of interplahetary travel,
Prof. Emerson W. Conlon, chairman
of the Department of Aeronautical
Engineering, stated the belief that
such travel will be possible within his
lifetime, if missiles can be made for
projection beyond 600,000 miles.
according to Prof. Conlon, will sim-
ply be a natural consequence of
modern developments such as pro-
pelled planes, German .rocket
bombs, atomic power, and radar.
Evidence of the terrific speed of the
jet-propelled planes was given last
month when the Lockheed Shoot-
ing Star crossed the continent in
four hours and thirteen minutes.
Freedom to exploit atomic power
will be necessary, he believes, in order
to be able to use it most effectively.
The cost of such research, he added,
will have to be met by the federal
government. Space cars are bound to
be produced before another half cen-
tury, depending upon the develop-
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ments of instruments and vehicles
bhat will attain greater altitude, speed
and automatic controls as well as in-
,orporating improvements in other
aspects of aeronautical engineering.
Two obstacles to interplanetary
take-offs from the earth's surface
are the earth's atmosphere and its
gravitation. When a plane can rise
600,000 feet above the earth, how-
ever, it will be beyond the atmos-
phere belt. At that distance the
gravitational force will be greatly
diminished. As the space car con-
tinues in flight this force will con-
tinue to decrease.
Far out in space, Prof. Conlon con-
inued, little power will be required.
After the vehicle of the sky comes
within reach of a planet's gravity, its
journey will consist of falling to the
destination. Jet discharges in front,
,o act as brakes for this fall, then will
be necessary. The use of wings may
Facilitate landing either upon the
planet or upon the earth when re-
urning. Wings will be of no use in
interplanetary space, believed to be a
The transportation of oxygen will
be a vital factor in determining the
range of flight as room for it must
be made on the space vehicle. If
landing is made on the moon,
where no atmosphere exists, oxy-
gen tanks will have to be carried
about by the explorers as well.
According to Prof. Conlon, Mars
appears to have some free oxygen and
Venus, which is not so far as Mars
.rom the earth, has an atmosphere so
dense as to obstruct the view of the
astronomers from its actual surface.
The presence of oxygen in the lower
levels of the Venus atmospheric bele
has not yet been determined.
The use of atomic power may be
able to solve the fuel problem that
would be involved in such a jour-
ney. Gasoline and liquid oxygen
will be the principal fuel for the
space "rocket," but it is question-
able if a sufficient load can be car-
ried to make the return journey
without the use of atomic power.
To escape from the earth's gravita-
tion, aespecial power plant which can
be "kicked off" once a good start is
made, will have to generate the nec-
essary force. After that, a little jet
propulsion will suffice.
In order to steer the space vehicle,
Prof. Conlon concluded, engineers
will have to employ radar. The
planet-headed vessel, Prof. Conlon
concluded, will, in effect, "ride a
radar beam" to its destination.
murderer escaped from sight among
the scenery, taking advantage of the
state of the paralysis that gripped
the audience. After the first shock,
Sanford reported, "all rose up trying
to recover themselves, inquiring anx-
iously what it meant and if the Presi-
dent had been assassinated."
While the late President was lying
in state in the East Room of the
White House, Sanford wrote a second
letter to Goodrich describing the
"rush and jam" created by the people
in trying to see their former leader.
Sanford himself was one of those who
saw the late President. "The shape of
his face was perfect," he declared,
"but the expression was wanting."
Manifestations of grief and sympathy
among the crowd, he reported, were
startling; secessionists flinging out
their mourning through fear. San-
ford, concluding his letter, observed
that the slightesthtreasonable state-
ment made the speaker liable to ar-
rest and punishment.
Sanford returned to the University
shortly after this event and gradu-
ated in 1866. The letters are the
property of Francis L. D. Goodrich,
curator of printed books of the Li-
brary and son of the student to whom
the letter was written.
Workers Urged To 1
" Register in League
Volunteers interested in working
for the Michigan Union Student Book
Exchange are urged to sign up today
and tcnorrow in the Undergraduate
Office in the League.
Volunteers are needed from dormi-
tories, league houses, sororities, and
fraternities to collect books during
the week of February 16-22. Persons
having the use of a car on campus
between semesters are urged to vol-
unteer to collect books.
An orientation meeting for all vol-
unteer workers will be held at 5 p.m.
Friday in the League.
The Book Exchange, a non-profit
organization, will be open from Feb-
ruary 28 through March 7 on the
third floor of the Union.
Persons turning in books will be
allowed to set their own price at ap-
proximately three-fourths of the last
purchase price. A ten per cent
charge will be deducted by the Book
Exchange to cover the cost of han-
Owners of books not sold will be
notified by postcard after the close of
the Exchange. Unsold books must be
picked up within the week after
Sponsored by the League and the
Union, the Exchange is the only book
exchange sanctioned by the Univer-
By The Associated Press
JACKSON, Feb. 11 - A directed
verdict of acquittal for the five de-
fendants accused of a liquor conspir-
acy was requested today by defense
counsel, afterthey completed long
motions to have major portions of
testimony stricken from the record.
Court was adjourned until Wed-
nesday morning, when Special Prose-
cutor Kim Sigler will answer the mo-
tions. Tuesday, Abraham Lincoln's
birthday, is a legal holiday.
The motions were made., on behalf
of Frank D. McKay, Grand Rapids
politician; William H. MKeighan,
former Flint mayor; Fisher L. Lay-
ton, Flint politician, and Charles and
Earl J. Williams, former Detroit liq-
uor agents. They are accused by the
state of conspiring to corrupt the ad-
ministration of the state liquor law
between 1938 and 1940.
William Henry Gallagher of De-
troit, arguing for a directed verdict
on behalf of McKay, and former
State Supreme Court Justice Bert D.
Chandler, speaking for the other de-
fendants, declared that the state had
failed to show that a criminal con-
spiracy existed or that any of the de-
fendants had done anything unlaw-
Sigler, requesting time to prepare
his answer, told Judge John Simpson
that "The people believe they have a
strong conspiracy case and we believe
we have the duty of doing everything
we can to help the court make the
Judge Simpson said he would not
rule on any of the motions until ar-
guments are completed.
ROME PLA E 0i1 D)ELAYED-Cardinal-Designate Edward Mooney
(left) of Detroit and Cardinal-Designate Samuel A. Stritch (right) of
Chicago stand. beneath motor of airliner, held in Detroit for minor
repairs, which is taking them to Rome for their investiture as members
of the College of Cardinals.
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Construction on a mile-and-a-half
long bathing beach to relieve 40,090
from summer dog-days has begun
near Mt. Clemens, as the first of the
H-furon-Clinton park and parkway de-
velopment which will, when com-
pleted, make five Michigan counties
nicer to look at and live in.
According to Prof. H. 0. Whitte-
more, president of the citizen's asso-
ciation that originally sponsored leg-
islation responsible for the Huron-
Clinton Authority, negotiations for
the Huron-Clinton parkway to run,
through Ann Arbor, will be made in
this city some time next summer.
Scenic Parkwa y, B ach Phanned
The Authority, in Washtenaw,
Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Liv-
ingston counties with an annual in-
come of a million dollars, was set up
in 1940 to provide recreational ffa-
cilities for the Detroit metropolitan
area. A scenic parkway following the
routes of the huron and Clinton riv-
ers is being planned, with foot and bi-
cycle trails, youth hostel accommoda-
tions, and canoeing facilities.
The beach, now under construction,
is on Lake St. Clair near the mouth
of the Huron river. Two million cubic
yards of sand are being pumped out
of the lake to mnake a resort similar
to Jones Beach, near New York City.
In Ann Arbor, plans for the park-
way are still in the tentative stage,
with the University opposing a route
which would cut off University land
below 'U' Hospital and deprive the
Arboretum (of which Prof. Whitte-
more is director) of access to land
for expansion. The University pro-
posal would have the parkway. com-
ing into the city from Ypsilanti on
the south side of the Huron, cross
the river at Geddes Road, go up what
is now the Patawamonie Trail or Ful-
ler Road, recross the river at the
Fuller St. bridge near the Municipal
golf course. The parkway would then
go under Broadway and the Ann Ar-
bor railroad, leaving the city, out
past the bathing beach east and north
of the river to the Whitemore Lake
University objections to the other
route are based on the loss of pros-
pective University property, the great-
er cost of grade separations to cross
State Street, and the possibility of
(Jut-of-town parking and picnicking
in the Arboretum.
Taxation To Provide Lands
The Authority is also beginning a
Slrge park halfway between Detroit
and Lansing near Oakland City which
will include the largest aritificial in-
land lake in Southeastern Michigan.
Revenue for the million dollar in-
come is raised by a % mill tax (25c
per $1,000 assessment), costing the
average person in the area 35c a year.
The Authority is "ad hoc," created
the local government units which
could not operate so extensive a plan
To Build Ne
By The Associated Press
ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 11--
Croil Hunter, president of Northwest
Airlines, said today the company
plans construction of a group of
headquarters and maintenance build-
ings costing between seven and eight
million dollars with their lbcation
depending on the "city where condi-
tions offer us the best inducements."
Hunter said that in addition to
Minneapolis-St. Paul, the company
is considering New York and Newark,
Chicagoa, Detroit, Milwaukee, Billings,
Mont., Spokane ancd Seattle-Tacoma.
Construction work is due to start next
fall. From 95 to 125 acres will be re-
By "inducements," Hunter said
he meant a favorable labor market,
a reasonable tax situation, proximity
of the maintenance base to main-
tenance supply stores, a favorable
attitude by the state's aeronautics
commission, and a favorable attitude
on the part of the community.
Between $1,000,000 and $1,250,000
will be spent by the company, Hunter
said, for a new hangar at Seattle-
Tacoma's Bow Lake Airport and a
similar amount for a hangar at eith-
er Newark or the New Idlewild Field
in New York. Facilities also will be
built eventually at Detroit, and work
already is underway on a hangar
enlargement project at Chicago.
Construction of Huron-Clinton
iver Park rojet Is Begun
Car~~ iuIs le
Route to tome
By '1'he Associated Press
PARIS, Feb. 11--Two Cardinals-
elect, Archbishops Edward Mooney
of Detroit and Samuel A. Stritch of
Chicago, arrived toright enroute to
the Consistory in Rome at which they
will receive their Red Hats.
Land at Orly-
After a two and one-half hour
flight foxn Shannon, Eire, the arch-
bishops walked side by side down the
long steps from the four-motored
plane which landed at Orly Airfield
at 8 p.m. (EST).
The American Archbishops went
to the Grant Hotel in the center of
Paris for the night. They are sched-
uled to take off for Rome in the
same plane at 9 a.m. (4 a.m. EST)
Met By De Valera
The prelates landed at Shannon at
10:35 a.m. (EST). Prime Minister
Eamon De Valera met them.
Both cardinals-elect said they
hoped the United Nations could
maintain world peace and Stritch
added that the United States should
provide relief for all war-stricken
To Arrie Tomnor"roW
Archbishops Francis Spellman of
New York, Archbishop John Glennon
of St. Louis, and Thomas Tien, vicar
apostolec of Tsingtao, China, are
scheduled to arrive tomorrow at
Archbishop Spellman will be the
main figure in a tour of Killarney
tomorrow. De VTalera will accompany
the party, which will be guest at a
state dinner before returning to
Shannon to take a plane to Italy.
Buy V ictory Boiids!
111i u h pio
The active and alumnae chapters
of Mu Phi Epsilon, national music so-
rority, will present Betty Jean Huser
and Ruby Kuhlman in a recital for
two pianos at 8 p.m. Thursday in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Miss Huser and Miss Kuhlman are
both graduate students in the School
of Music and have studied with Mr.
Benjamin Owen of the piano faculty
for the past year.
Miss Huser is a teaching assistant
in the piano department and a mem-
ber of Pi Kappa Lambda, national
music honor society. Miss Kuhlman
is a teaching assistant in the theory
department and a member of Phi
Alpha Phi Honor Society.
LANSING, Feb. 11-(/P)-Governor
Kelly today designated the period
from Feb. 12 to 22 as "Americanism
Week'' at the request of the Mich-
igan Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Speaking of the valuable services
of the USO in promoting brother-
hood, University Provost James P.
Adams officiated at ceremonies Sun-
day afternoon at Harris Hall which
marked the closing of the local chap-
ter of the USO.
More than 100,000 visiting service..
men were entertained at over 200
dances by 2000 volunteer citizens,
hosts, and hostesses since the center
was established here in April, 1941.
Other activities of the center in-
cluded the serving of 6,800 Sunday
breakfasts, entertainment of 1,200
Percy Jones Hospital veterans, and
distribution of hundreds of tickets
to local entertainment.
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AROUND THE CLOCK WITH WPAG I
TUESDAY, FEB. 12, 1946
8:15-Wake Up and Live
9:45-Moments of Melodies
10:15-Realty Service Quiz
10:45; Waltz Timee
11:15-Lean Back & Listen
11:30-Farm & Home Hour
12:00-Noon Day News
12:30-Along the Sports
12:45-Man on the Street
1:15-Ray Blpch Presents
1:30-Tin Pan Alley Goes
1:45-World of Song
2:05--Melody on Parade
3:15-U of Michigan
3:40-It Actually Happened
3:45-Trade Winds Tavern
5:45-Spotlight On The
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FOR SALE: 35mm camera with flash
attachment, in very good condition.
Ed Holodnik 222 Winchell.
FOR RENT: Have 3-room apt. to
share with single college woman,
graduate. $30 month, all conven-
iences. Near bus. Call 2-6063 morn-
WANTED: Graduate student (vet-
eran) and wife wish to contact
party with small apartment leav-
ing at end of this term. Willing to
purchase furniture. Call 25-7791
WANTED TO RENT
WANTED TO REN'T: Faculty mem-
ber desires single room within
walking distance of campus. Ph.
4121 Ext. 686.
WANTED: To rent. Single room.
University grad student. Call Kap-
lan 5573 12:00 to 1:00, 7:00-8:00.
LOST AND FOUND
LOST: Brown Schaeffer pen Wed-
nesday. Call 25-553 and report at
desk. Can identify.
LOST-Pair of triangular shaped
shell rimmed glasses in brown snap
case. Rm. 4004 Stockwell. Phone
MIDWAY Bicycle Shop, 322 E. Lib-
erty. We have rebuilt used bikes
for sale. Your bike can be expertly
MEALS: For girls. Splendid home
cooked meals at League House, 604
E. Madison. Phone 4489.
WANTED TO SWAP: Want to swap
two airplane tickets to New York,
leaving Detroit Feb. 21 at 2:00 p.m.
for two same day at 4:00 p.m. Call
P.S. 51's Unite! Local No. 2 B.G.S.C.,
celebrates Washington's Birthday
(or British Government Reforms)
at 319 Michigan Union, 7:15 Fri-
day, Feb. 15. H. M. Privy Council.
ALL ACACIANS call Herb Smith to-
night 7-10. Phone 24591.
THE COLONNADE wishes to an-
More War Brides To
Arrive hI Detroit
DETROIT, Feb. 11-(P')-The sec-
ond group of British war brides and
their children-more than four times
as large as last week's contingent-
will arrive at the Michigan Central
station here Tuesday morning for a
reunion with their ex-GI husbands
The group numbers 53 and was
among the 1,666 wives of American
servicemen and their 668 children
who docked on the Queen Mary at
New York Sunday night.
Twelve British brides and their
babies were greeted at the station
Kelly Awards Draft
LANSING, Feb. 11-(P)-fThe con-
gressional medal for uncompensated
members of local draft boards and
affiliated groups was awarded by
Governor Kelly today to 150 persons
from 12 central Michigan counties.
Continuous from1 P..
be rea! ...the genuine... fe
human story of two tov'ati eb ids!
'PRESENTS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR YEARS
PICTURES OF THE DANCE - HUMOR - LIFE IN ANN ARBOR
LES - H UT TON
Dolores Harry Rosemary
MORAN " DAVENPORT'. DeCAMP
FRIDAY - AT THE J-HOP !
SATURDAY - ON THE STREETS!
A Lasting Souvenir of the 1946 J-Hop.
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