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THURSDA1, 31AI 23, 1946


Prof. Aiton Advises Travelers
Vacationing In Latin America

Prof. Dow Explains Future
Development in Use of Radar

Students planning to visit Mexico
or any of the countries in Latin
America should be aware of "the
principles that disturb inter-Ameri-
can relations," Prof. Arthur S. Aiton
declared in an interview yesterday.
The movies have given the average
Latin American a "distorted" idea
of people in the United States, Prof.
Aiton said. He often thinks that we
possess great wealth, have uncom-
mendable behavior and are surround-
ed by an aura of lawlessness, the last
giving rise to the term "gangster-
Spanish Language Preferred
The idea of many North Ameri-
cans that English is the only langu-
age to be spoken and the only one
that matters is an entirely wrong at-
titude, he said. Latin Americans are
pleased at the mere attempt to speak
their language, regardless of what
kind of success one has.
The "it doesn't matter" attitude
also manifests itself in a failure to
become familiar with the local cus-
toms of the town where you may be
staying. A knowledge of the local
h+yroes or of a local musician who
has "made good" can do much to
insure the visitor's popularity. One
should also be acquainted with the
local fiesta days.
Social Customs Upheld
Familiarity with the various social
customs is indispensable. The ex-
change of calling cards of necessity
precedes any invitation by either
native or traveler. Letters of intro-
duction, he stressed, are of the ut-
most importance to Latin Americans.
"We don't attach to them the signifi-
cance that they do," he said.
Future visitors to any of the re-
publics are warned to prepare for all
climates with appropriate clothing.
This may be difficult if you have a
limited baggage weight in air travel;
but Quito, Ecuador's capitol, has an
extremely cool climate even though
on the equator.
Prof. Aiton asserted that in the
Latin American republics family life
is a tightly bound unit which should
-be respected. But once you are ad-
mitted into it, you frequently find
that you are a friend of not only the
immediate family but all the relatives
in the country.
Avoid Excessive Admiration
Above all, don't admire excessive-
Downtown: 308 NORTH MAIN.

ly anything that a Latin American
may show you from his possessions,
Prof. Aiton warned. While they are
pleased by expressions of admiration,
they will feel strongly obliged to give
it to you. In this case the best one
can say is that the object is already
"en buenas manos" and should re-
main there.
However, Latin Americans are com-
plimentary by saying what they think
you would like to hear them say and
they like you to reciprocate their
flattery, even though it may seem
to be rather excessive.
Students or other visitors to Latin
America should stay out of local
po iics, Prof. Aiton said, with par-
ticular reference to Mexico, where a
presidential election will be held this
summer. Of course, he added, the
people may ask you directly what you
think of the candidates or of the pos-
sible outcome. To this one can safe-
ly say that "it's up to you Mexicans"
and then change the discussion.
Get To Know People
Visiting North Americans are ad-
vised not to devote all their time to
the foreign colonies and groups in
the Latin American republics. By'
getung out and meeting the people,
one can become better acquainted
with their way of life and with their
country and recognize the sense of
dignity and worth of the individual.
Prof. Aiton cautioned those who
eat native foods to be extremely care-
ful. Everyone should avoid uncooked
foods, especially salads. But at the
same time one should try to avoid
offending his host by rejecting too
outwardly an unfamiliar dish. It
takes practice, he commented.
Cultural Interest Respected
If a visitor to any of the republics
can convincingly show a genuine in-
terest in Latin American culture, he
will go a long way in overcoming
a strong prejudice existing there
against North American indifference
to things cultural. Prof. Aiton sug-
gested attending art exhibits and
said that several of the countries
have' fine symphonies and- opera
The most important thing to re--
member, Prof. Aiton declared, is that
no one can generalize about the Lat-
in American countries or even about
a single country. The various local
areas should be studied separately
and for their own characteristics.
Bananas To Stay Scarce
WASHINGTON, May 22-1P)-The
banana shortage probably will con-
tinue several years, the Agriculture
Department said today.
We Deliver! i


JET ASSISTED RACER-Duke Nalon's jet assisted dirt track racer speeds around the speedway oval in In-
dianapolis, Ind., during a trial run. Nalon said the spee d jumped from 100 to 130. miles an hour in 4 seconds.

Political Science Department Adds
Two New Instructors to Staff

On Campus

New members of the political sci-
ence department who will start teach-
ing this summer are Edith J. Omer
and Dr. C. Farrel Heady.
Dr. Heady is a former Navy lieu-
tenant and attended Washington
University in St. Louis. More re-
cently he held a visiting lecture-
ship at Kansas City. He will be an
instructor in American national gov-
Miss Omer, who will also teach be-
ginning courses in political science,
Club Hears Hoffman
CHICAGO, May 22 --(/P)- Rep.
Clare E. Hoffman (Rep., Mich.) told
the Abraham Lincoln National Re-
publican Club today that "it's too
bad the coal strike didn't continue
another two weeks so that the people
would be brought to the full reali-
zation of what's going on."

attended Bryn Mawr and the Uni-
versity of Nebraska. She will be a
teaching fellow in American govern-
Other courses being offered by the
political science department, which
will be under the direction of Prof.'
Harold M. Dorr for the summer, in-
clude British government and politics
and American political parties and
electoral problems taught by Prof.
John W. Lederle. Prof. Joseph E.
Kallenbach will offer the American
presidency and municipal govern-
ment and administration. American
national government, for upperclass-
men, and American state government
will be taught by Prof. Dorr and Dr.
Clark F. Norton respectively.
Dr. James H. Meisel will teach
courses in comparative European gov-
ernment and modern political theory.
Foreign policy of the United States
and international organization will
be taught by Prof. Lawrence Preuss.

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pen-knife. Initials EDB on watch
and knife. Friday night at League
or between League and Law Club.
Substantial reward. Phone E. D.
Buckley, 4145 Lawyer's Club.
LOST: At Mich. Union, Sunday even-
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LOST: Key chain with several keys
attached between Waterman and
Arcade, or S. University and Wat-
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ext 670.
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May 14 8 a.m. If found, inform
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LOST: Green Schaeffer pen. Inscrib-
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TO RENT: Dr. John C. Slaughter of
University Hospital Staff desires
modern 2 or 3 bedroom house or
apartment. Has car and can furn-
ish references. Veteran of over 4
years service. Formerly on staff
here. Mornings phone 2-2521, ext.
320. Afternoons call Health Ser-
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MIDWAY Bicycle Shop, 322 E. Lib-
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for sale. Your bike can be expertly
repaired also.
M.S.C. INSTRUCTOR and family
want 2 bedroom furnished house or
apartment, June 20 to September
1. Box 55.
WANTED: Used car for summer
field work. Will pay cash or rent.
Call Museum, 2-2501.
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APARTMENT wanted in June by vet-
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children or pets. Desire 2, 3, or
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ARMY OFFICER, wife, daughter 4,
want 2 rooms with private bathor
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perienced secretary. Typing and
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call 7205.
EIELP WANTED Fountain help, top
pay, hours to your convenience,
Apply in person to Mr. Lombard or
Mr. Benden. Witham's Drug Store,
corner of S. University and Forest.
WANTED: University coed or veter.
an and wife to exchange house
work for board and room. Catho-
lic preferred but not essential. Com-
mence late June or first of July.
Address' reply box 56 Michigan
WANTED: Girl for part time work
at soda fountain. Swift's Drug
Store, 340 S. State. Phone 3534.
WANTED: Student help to wait on
table at University functions. Apply
Personnel office, 208 Univ. Hall.
E. Huron. Let us make your drapes,
alterations, and custom made
clothes! Phone 2-4669.
Best prices paid. Sam's Store, 122
E. Washington.
CLOEHE, I wanna be where you are.
Dear Spike, I'll be at Olympic Ball,

Price To Play Carillon .. .
Percival Price, University Caril-
lonneur, will present a carillon re-
cital at 7:15 p.m. today.
The program will include "Pre-j
ludium Cuckoo' by Van den Gheyn,
"Russian Airs," selections from "Nut-
cracker Suite" by Tschaikowsky, and
a group of American airs.
, *
Sociedad Will Meet.. .
The conversational group of La
Sociedad Hispanica will have its
weekly meeting at 4 p.m. today in
the League Cafeteria. Morris Born-
stein, recent winner of a scholar-
ship to the University of Mexico
Summer Session, will leod the dis-
cussion. All students interested in
speaking Spanish are urged to at-
* * *
Wind Instrument Recital
Students in the wind instrument
department of the School of Music
will present a program at 1 p.m. to-
inorrow in Harris Hall.
The recital will include composi-
tions by Handel, Corelli, John Field-
Stubbins, Brahms, Powell and Ben-
* * *
Orchestra Progrant . ...
A string orchestra, conducted by
Prof. Gilbert Ross, will present
a program of 17th and 18th cen-
tury music at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in
the Assembly Hall of the Raekham
The string group for the concert
will include about 18 players, prac-
tically all advanced students in the
School of Music. Several programs
of this type have been presented
by Prof. Ross in thelast three sea-
The program will include works
by Frescobaldi, Purcell, Sammar-
tini, Mozart and Stamitz.
Students To Solo
With 'U' Orchestra
An 11-year-old girl and five high
school students, all of Grand Rapids,
will be soloists in a special reading
rehearsal with the University orches-
tra at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Harris
The six students, who will be fea-
tured with an orchestra for the first
time, were runners up in a recent
contest between high school and col-
lege students in the Grand Rapids
vicinity for an opportunity to solo
with the Grand Rapids Symphony
Society Orchestra.
The program will be open to the




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I iICIIGAN Now Showing
_ _ _ Also

There is no doubt h:hatsoever that
n the future every ship with a ra-
dio will also be equipped with radar
rof. William G. Dow of the electrical
engineering department said yester-
"Radar equipment is universally in-
stalled in war ships,", he said. -and
i is normal to expect that all pas-
senger ships and freighters of any
size will be equipped with radar navi-
gational devices in the future." Cap-
tains of such ships will no more think
of taking a ship out without radar
than without a compass, he predicted.
Captain Can Feel Confident
Because of the new ralar equip-
ment, Prof. Dow said, the captain
of a ship can feel perfectly confi-
dent in his ability to follow a course
safely in the most adverse weather
conditions. It is now actually pos-
sible, he said, to sail a ship into New
York harbor in a thick fog guided
by radar alone.
The ship's radar equipment now
being developed for use in commercial
vessels, he said, is the outgrowth of
apparatus that has proved its merits:
in war use. Prof. Dow explained that
delay in the installation of radar
navigational equipment should not
be attributed to any doubts concern-
ing its value or importance. "Mili-
tary radar designs are not, in their
present form, adaptable to peace-
time use, so that design changes must
be made."
The officer on the bridge, he ex-
plained, will have constantly before
him a radar picture on the disk-like
face of a seven-inch cathode ray
tube. The Plan Position Indicator,
known to radar technicians as the
"P.P.I.," shows water surfaces as
dark areas, while any obstacles, such
as ships, buoys and shorelines, will
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appear in a bright fluoirescent pat-
tern. Ships will be shown graphically,
vhile shorelines will appear as on
a Mal).
This radar equipment will not only
protect ships from collisions with
ether ships. Prof. Low pointed out,
but will also protect the ship from
dangerous reefs. The P.P.I. does not
pick up the reefs themselves since
they are submerged, he emphasized,
but it does pick up the buoys which
are plotted on the map and serve to
indicate the exact position of the
ship. Since the reefs are also plotted
an the map they can be avoided if
the exact position of the ship is
Tests Conducted
Preliminary tests;on radar equip-
ment for commerical navigation have
already been conducted. Radar equip-
m'ent installed in the USS City of
Ric hmond of the Old Bay Line be-
tween Baltimore and Norfolk is in-
tended to give protection in darkness,
fog and other types of bad weather
for distances from 100 yards to 32
miles. The Chesapeake is considered
an excellent testing ground because
of its heavy traffic, its irregular
shoreline and its famous fogs.
War-developed radar will also play
an important part in patrolling the
North Atlantic for icebergs in ship-
ping lanes in the re-established In-
ternational Ice Patrol,
The rescue and ice-breaking cut-
ters, according to the U.S. Coast
Guard, will be equipped with radar
to assist in locating icebergs during
low visibility. The patrolled area,
through which passes the world's
heaviest ocean traffic, is located in
the general region of the Grand
Banks of Newfoundland land is
blanketed by fog a large part of the

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will hold a dance Friday, May
24, at the Union to the music
of Bill Layton's orchestra. All
members in good standing will
be admitted free upon presen-
tation of their V.O. member-
ship card. The dance is not
closed to non-members. /Tickets
may be purchased at the Union.

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Summer Bowling
Our 15 excellent Brunswick alleys will be open all summer for
league and open bowling. We are installing a large 6000 subic foot
per minute capacity fan to bring plenty of breezy cool night air into
the alleys directly across the approaches to keep you comfortably
Now organizing short 10 weeks FUN summer leagues as follows:
1. Men's League (Thursday night)
2. Women's League (Wednesday night)
3. Mixed doubles league (2 couples per team) (Tuesday night)
You are invited to join these leagues. You may enter as an indi-
vidual, or couple and we will place you on a team, or you may enter
as a team if you care to organize your own team. Leagues will start
the second week of June.
A bowlers meeting at the Willow Run Alleys will be held at 7:30
p.m. Monday, May 27, so that all persons interested can attend to
select team captains and get league schedules set. Come out or
send your team representative to attend this meeting to be sure
you are placed in the league.
Get your gang lined up and bowl at least once a week this summer
to improve your bowling form and accuracy. Summer practice'
will help you to increase your league average next fall when your

Hold your hats! Another shipment of Goodman's
"Sextet Session" is in, along with the still terrific
King Cole Trio album. Freddie Slack's "Boogie
Woogie" is back again and the delightful "Music for
Dreaming" by Paul Weston and his orchestra is a
smooth, danceable collection, including "Out of
Nowhere," "I'm in the Mood for Love," and "Rain."
you'll find your favorites, whether "hot" or
"heavenly," at the . ..


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