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Engineering College Reports
Lack of Aeronautics Students


There is a shortage of aeroiautical
engineering graduates, according to
officials of the University's Depart-y
ment of Engineering.-
Not nearly enough aeronautical1
engineers, they reported, are gradu-i
ating to fulfill the demands of indus-1
try and of government laboratoriesi
for young engineers familiar with
supersonic aerodynamics, jet andI
rocket propulsion, guidance and al-
lied sciences. While commerciali
companies can see no excess of aero-
nautical engineers in the next four
years, there are only 34 aeronautical
engineering students on campus who'
will be seniors next year.
Veterans Enrolling
Although the aeronautical engineer-
ing department plans to take in up
to 40 veterans or transfer students
with three years of advanced credit,
they still fall far short of meeting-
the demands for these graduates.
There are only 93 juniors in this de-
However there is a marked in-l
crease in the number of graduate stu-i
dents taking aeronautical engineer-i
ing. Forty-one graduates have re-
turned to do additional work in the
fields of high speed aviation.
Increased DemandI
Technological advancement in
aeronautics in the last two years of
the war have caused the government;
and the airlines to greatly increasei
their demand for performance of new
aircraft, including pilotless aircraft<
and guided missles. They want more
speed and range than ever before.1
Talk on Religion
Will Be Given
Professor of Indiai
Philosophy To Speak
Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, pro-
fessor of Indian philosophy, will de-
liver a lecture on "The Meaning ofi
Religion" at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday in
the Rackham Amphitheatre, under
the sponsorship of the department of
Sir Radhakrishnan lectures under
the auspices of the Watumull Foun-
dation which provides scholarships to
send Indian students to the United
States for graduate study.
Educated entirely in India, Sir
Radhakrishnan studied first in Chris-
tian Mission schools, then at the1
Madras Christia College. He took
his B.A. and M.A. from the Univer-
sity of Madras. He has lectured at
Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Chicago
and other American Universities, and
his works are used in most universi-
ties as authoritative sources on In-
dian philosophy. England knighted
him in 1931 for his work in education.
The Hindustan Association and the
Student Religious Association will
hold a reception at Lane Hall for Sir
Radhakrishnan following the lec-
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Events Today
Discussion Series-Current Prob-
lems in Tropical Disease Control.
First Meeting: Public Health
Auditorium, 11 a.m. Saturday, April
6. Dr. R. L. Laird will outline pres-
ent information on the use of DDT
for insect sanitation, There will be
opportunity for discussion. All inter-
ested are invited.
Unitarian Student Group: Hay-
ride scheduled for Saturday evening,
April 6th, has been postponed to
Saturday, April 13th.

Coming Events I
The English Journal Club will meet
Thursday, April 11, at 7:45 p.m. in
the West Conference Room of the
Rackham Building. Professors Wil-
liam Frankena and Paul Henle will
speak on "Truth in Literature." There
will be a general discussion and re-
Graduate History Club will have an
organizational meeting for all gradu-
ate students registered in the His-
tory Department on Wednesday,
April 10, at 8:00 p.m. in the West
Conference Room, Rackham Build-
Psychology Club will meet on Mon-
day, April 8, at 8:00 p.m. in the Rack-
ham Amphitheater. Professor How-.
ard McClusky, of the School of Edu-
cation, will speak on the topic, "Men-
tal Hygiene and The Curriculum."
All members are urged to be present
as well as others who are interested.
IZFA, student Zionist organization,
will present a panel discussion on
"Europe and Palestine: Rescue and
Redemption," with eye-witness re-
ports by Stuart Goldfarb and Sam
Rosen, at the Hillel Foundation on
Sunday, April 7, at 8:00 p.m. A so-
cial hour and refreshments will fol-

All manufacturers are engaged in
extensive long range research and de-
velopment programs to meet the de-
mands of their customers. Therefore
the aeronautical industry is asking
for a large number of young aeronau-
tical engineers. Since the engineer-
ing college new has such a large en-
rollment, the Department of Aero-
nautical Engineering anticipates a
great increase in its number of grad-
uates two years from now.
Antlironolo gisti
Studies Indian
Burial Mound.
Dr. Emerson F. Greenman, curator
of the Great Lakes Division of the
Museum of Anthropology, is conduct-
ing an investi;ation of some 20 skele-
tons and other specimens taken from
an indian burial mound located at
Fort Wayne, Detroit.
According to Dr. Greenman, the
mound could have been constructed.
2,000 years ago. Clay vessels, beads
made of shell, flints, knives and spears
are among specimens taken from the
mound, which was about four and
one-half feet high and 60 feet in di-
It is thought, Dr. Greenman said,
that the mound once was a dwelling
site and then became a burial mound.
He said it might have been built by
the ancestors of the present Algon-
quin-speaking Indians in Michigan
known as the Chippewas, Potawa-
'tomies and Ottowas.
The Detroit Aboriginal Research
Club did the excavation of the mound
and sent findings to Dr. Greenman.
First investigations of the mound
took place in 1875 when Henry Gill-
man of Detroit dug two trenches into
the site, but missed many specimens,
Dr. Greenman said.
Martha Wells Wins
Scholarship Award
Martha Wells, Ann Arbor High
School senior and daughter of Prof.
Carlton F. Wells of the English de-
partment, has been awarded a four-
year college scholarship which may
be used at any school she chooses to
The award was won in a competi-
tion involving more than 27,000 high
school seniors throughout the nation.
The scholarship pays tuition and re-
quired fees, $25 a month to help cover
living expenses, and a travel allow-

State's First
Printing Press
Still a Mystery
Iden ity of Michigan's
First Printer Elusive
The identity of John McCall and
what became of the press on which
he printed the first publication known
to have been issued in this state is
one of the mysteries of Michigan his-
tory, Dr. F. Clever Bald, University
war historian, said yesterday, point-
ing out that many myths and inac-
curacies exist in Michigan history.
Press Arrived In 1809
According to Dr. Bald, the first
printing press arrived in the state in
1785, not in 1809.as many historians
maintain. The first evidence of any
printing being done in the state is a
pamphlet entitled "An Act Passed at
the First Session of the Fourth Con-
gress of the United States of America
at Philadelphia," which was issued by
McCall in 1796.
Popular belief, according to Dr.
Bald, has been that The Rev. Fr.
Gabriel Richard brought the first
press into Detroit in 1809. But Dr.
Bald points out that historians have
proved that his press was not the
Possibly Destroyed By Fire
Besides the fact that he printed
the pamphlet in 1796, nothing posi-
tive is known about McCall or his
press. Speculation on what happened
to the press includes a theory that it
was ruined when Detroit was de-
stroyed by fire in 1805.
However, Dr. Bald says he has
found a record that James May, a De-
troit merchant, shipped a press to
Niagara, Ont., in 1800. He believes
that this was the press on which Mc-
Call published his historic pamphlet.
Proudhon Will
Be Discussed
"Peace and Justice: The Political
Thought of Proudhon" will be the
subject of a lecture by Dr. Frederick
M. Watkins, formerly of Cornell
University, to be given at 4:15 p.m.
Monday in Rackham Amphitheatre.
Dr. Watkins received his B.A. and
Ph.D. from Harvard and was an in-
structor there for a time. He. then
taught at Cornell University for five
years. During the war he served as
a lecturer at the Harvard School for
Overseas Administration. This last
summer he was with the govern-
ment's Research and Analysis Branch
of the Office for Strategic Services.
For the past year, Dr. Watkins
has been writing a general history of
the political theory of liberalism. He
is the author of several books and
magazine articles.


Truman inspects blooms on a starry magnolia tree'

HOLLYWOOD SKI FAN S-AClark Gable (center),
and Gary Cooper, (right) accompanied by a~ski instructor, start
out for some outdoor exercise at Sun Valley, Idaho.

NEWCOMER-Recently a'
photographer who took pictures
of Hollywood stars, Leza Hol-
land, (above) a Kansas City girl,
has signed a contract to appear
in films herself. '

C A P 1 T A L B L0 S S O M S - Along the margin of the tidal basin; with the Washington
( monument in the background. the capital's cherry blossoms stage their 1946 show.

NIGHT and Di4Y

ear- I
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The Tavern Cafeteria. -it's the
perfect place for meals when
you're on or near campus. And the
cooking is just what you're look-
ing for.


For a little variety in your dat
eating habits try Metzger's Chich
en-in-the-Rough. You'll get thi
added flavor at a moderate pric
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B V B B L E C U M C H A M P-Robert Moses, 14, demon-
stratcs the form that won him first prize in a bubble gum contest
sponuored by a Chicago candy store owner. C

C L E A N - U P S E A S O N-Three-year-ald Nancy Stevens
of Mobile, Ala~, does her best to give Frisky, her three-year.old
collie, a spring bath. Frisky, with the usual dog viewpoInt o9
such things, doesn't appear overjoyed.,'

We mean Leo Ping's of course. It's
the answer to where to eat lunch
and the perfect place to stop for
those afternoon snacks. Give it
a try?

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