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THE RICHMIAN D) A ILY

WEDNESDAY, )MARCU 20, 194g

Scientific Groups To Discuss
ToGoveriment Aid to Researcli

Governmental support for scienti-
fic research will be discussed at a
joint meeting of University scientific
organizations at 8 p.m. Monday in
the Rackham Auditorium.
Need for a national fund to en-
courage research was stressed by
Prof. Robley C. Williams of the phy-
sics department in an interview
yesterday, pointing out that there is
a "great dearth of skilled scientists
in Industry today" due to the draft-
ing of graduate scientists during the
war.
With President Alexander G. Ruth-
ven as presiding officer, Prof. Wil-
liams will open the program with a
survey of the present legislative situ-
ation in this field. Merits of different
proposals will be discussed by Prof.
Lawrence O. Brockway, chemistry;
Prof. Thomas Francis, public health;
nnd Prof. Robert B. Hall, geography.
A general discussion will follow.
1,300 Questionnaires
About 1,300 questionnaires dealing
with a national science foundation
have been sent out and will be col-
lected at the end of the meeting. The
University administration, according
to President Ruthven, will arrange for
IRA To Hear
Rv. Wiliams
on Race Issue
The Rev. Claude Williams, founder
and director of the People's Institute
df Applied Religions in Detroit, will
speak on "Fighting Discrimination"
fp owilng a business meeting of Inter-
*tcial Association at 7:30 p.m. to-
rnrrw in the Union.
Rev. Williams founded the Institute
three years ago for the purpose of
edudating fundamentalist preachers
aloig democratic and social lines,
working mainly with ministers from
t h oharecropper areas of the South.
The Instvtute has expanded a nation-
al program with headquarters in ma-
ny ioaijr cities.
Durin the 1Q30's Rev. Williams was
presdeitt .of Conmonwealth College,
a chool in Arkansas organized for
the benefit of the working clases. He
is also the founder of the CIO Share-
cropper's Union.
RV. Williams' many years of work
to bringi about racial unity in th
youth are described in his biography,
"Faith to Free the People" written
by Cedric Belfrage.
Those unable to attend the lecture
because it conflicts with that being
presented by the Oratorical Series
are urged to 'attend the business
#ieeting which will precede the talk.
At that time the principles and pur-
poses of IRA will be stated, the re-
ainder of the officers will be elect-
ed a&pd working committees will be
chosen.
Alec templeton
To Play Here
Alec Templeton, well-known blind
pianist, will present his third Ann
Arbor concert at 8:30 p.m. Friday,
March 29 in Hill Auditorium, under
the auspices of the University Musi-
cal Society.
Specializing in performing the
works of the great masters both seri-
ously and satirically, Templeton sup-
plewents his program with vocal mi -
micry, of famous figures and fads.
Born in Wales in 1910, he showed
unusual musical talent while still a
child, writing his first composition at
the age of four. At 13 he won the
British Broadcasting Corporation
prise for composition and later won
a piano contest sponsored by the
London Daily Express which sent limo
on a tour through England, France
and Holland.
'ENSIAN MEETING

All members of the Ensian business
staff are urged to attend a meeting at
4 pm. Thursday in the Student Publi--
cations Building.
It is especially important that all
those on the sales staff attend.

results from the qiuestionnaires to he
sent to sponsors of proposed bills,
and to U. S. Senators and Represen-
tatives from Michigan.
Commenting on the slow-down of
fundamental research during the
war, Prof. Williams pointed out that
"in about five years, industry will be
wanting new scientific ideas which
we have not yet developed."
Funds from Services
Most large-scale funds available
for research at present are from the
Army and Navy, he said, and "we
feel that a civilian commission, al-
lowing freedom of research and pub-
lication would be better."
Sponsoring this meeting are Sigma
Xi, the Association of University of
Michigan Scientists, the Research
Club, the Women's Research Club,
the American Association of Uni-
versity Professors, and faculty mem-
bers in the social sciences.
DAILY OFFICIAL]
BULLETIN
(Continued from Page 4)
members of this committee be pres-
ent.
Flying Club: There will be an im-
portant business meeting tonight at
7:30 in Room 1042 East Engineering
Bldg. All students and members of
the faculty are invited.
Coming Events
The Geological Journal Club will
meet in Rm. 4065, N. S. Bldg, at 12:15
p.m. on Friday, March 22.
Program: Various phases of the
geology of Camp Davis, Wyo. area, by
Ruth Bachrach, Alice Gray and
Henry Gray.
All interested are cordially invited.
Forestry Club: There will be a brief
busines meeting Thursday evening,
March 21, at 7:30 in Room 2039, Nat-
ural Science Building.
11i Sigma, honorary biological fra-
ternity, will hold tL closed meeting
Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. in
West Conference Room, Rackham.
The following persons are particularly
requested to attend: William Hovan-
itz, Van Harris, Cheng Tsui, Alby
Sharknas, Morton Livingston, Doro-
thy M. Sherman, and Helene Freed.
The Ann Arbor Chapter of the
American Veterans Union, 7:30 p.m.
p.m., Thursday, March 21. Topics
for discussion incuude arguments on
both sides of the Atonic Energy Con-
trol Commission issue. All veterans
are cordially invited
Tea at te luternaational Cenier
Tc weekly informal teas at the In-
t°riat onal Center on Thursdays,
from 4 :00 to 5:30 p.m. are open to
all foreign students and their Amer
can friends.
Tea Dance: AU foreign and Ameri-
can students are invited to the weekly
Friday afternoon tea dance from 4-6
p.m. at the International Center,
sponsored by the All Nations' Club.
_______

Uliveirsity A lini
Mleeti in Pliii+'pjits
Since thc first sign of normalcy
in Philippine transportation and
living conditions, University of
Michigan alumni in the Islands
have been holding regular month-
ly luncheon meetings in the hope
of gradually . regaining .contact
Wit former membhers displaced
during the occupation.
In a letter to T. HawlcyT apiVng,
General Secretary of the Alumni
Association, a University of Phil-
il~l iines botany prof ssor describes
the progress of these gathering,
At the first meeting held Dec. 4,
1945, there were ten people pre-
sent. Twenty persons attended the
second alair held Jan. 13, and the
number jumped to twenty-five at
tre last meeting on Feb. 3.
i]
Americani FolkI
Sin er To Give
John Jacob Niles, American folk
,"inger, wilpresent a program of An-
glo-American madrigals, ballads and
folk songs at 8:30 p.m. Friday in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Niles' songs represent a collection
of century old music from England,
Scotland, Wales, and Ireland that
was handed down by oral transmis-
sion and brought to the United States
by immigrants from those countries.
Today the music still lives in the Ap-
palachian Mountains and in remote
corners of Kentucky, Virginia, and
other Southern states. Niles is a na-
tive of Kentucky.
The songs Nis will sing are divided
into three groups: folk songs, bal-
lads, and carols. The folk songs deal
with familiar everyday subjects. The
ballads are American versions of
English and Scottish ballads about
famous people of the 15th and 16th
centuries. Tlhe carols are old songs
dealing with domestic events in the
life of the Christ child.
Niles has traveled all over the Unit-
ed States and through foreign coun-
tries, singing these same ballads and
playing his dulcimers, ancient string
instruments that resemble over-sized
guitars and sound like zithers. He has
appeared before full dress audiences
in Paris, London, and The Hague, be-
fore scholars at Harvard and Ox-
ford, before socialites in Bar Har-
bor, and before ordinary audiences
which lie claims are his favorites.
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ASSSOCUATEII IRESS PICTUIRE NEW'S

H I G H - P R ICED ROOKIE'- Bob Brown,.rookie
shortstop from San Francisco, takes a cut at a ball at the Yankees'
camp in St. Petersburg, Fla. Brown said he signed with theYanks
for a "very satisfactory bonus."

VETERANS STUDY MACHINE -Jack Uhler
(left) and Edwin Schwartz, both veterans of World War 11, study
the mechanism of a cut-away compressor in the plant of the York
Corporation at York, Pa. They are taking an engineering course
arranged in co-operation with Pennsylvania State College, lead-I
ing to a regular college degree.

GEORGE D. SHERMERHORN
(above) of Reading, Mich., is an
aspirant to the Democratic nomi-
nation for Governor of Michigan.

A T O M GH O S T P L A N E S -Lined up at Jonesville, Pa., are some of the 56 Naval planes'
to be used as pilotless, radio-controlled craft in the Pacific atomic bomb tests.'

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PIGEON GETS MEDAL-Maj. Gen. J. W. Van
Oorschot of the Netherlands embassy in London hangs the Dickin
Medal for gallantry on Tommy, the pigeon from Lancashire who
brought important information out of Holland in. 1942.]

RO Y A L B R OT.H ER$S°- Shown with Prince carl of
Sweden (seated, center) on his 85th birthday are his brothers,
)KingZGustav, (seated, right) now 87, Prince Oscar Bernadotte2
(extreme left) 86, and Prince Eugen, 81.

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