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PU' Museum Will Assemble
20,000 Year Old Mastodol

"Owosso Mastodon," a mammal
which roamed Michigan during
the last days of the Ice Age about
20,000 years ago, is being assem-
bled bone by bone in the Univer-
sity Museum of Paleontology and
will be completed by the end of
this week, according to William
H. Buettner, Preparator.
Uncovered three years ago at
the bottom of a bog 10 miles

The wire-recorder, now making
its first appearance on the com-
mercial market, has already been
put to use by the psychology de-
partment, according to Prof. E.
Lowell Kelly.
Prof. Kelly said yesterday that
the machine is being used as an
automatic stenographer in record-
ing practice student interviews,
and in transcribing conference
technique for research purposes.
The wire-recorder proves use-
ful to the student because it en-
ables him. to hear how his voice
sounds during a practice interview
with other students, Prof. Kelly
In research work on conference
techniques the wire-recorder is
used to transcribe the complete
proceedings for later analysis, Kel-
ly said.
The principle of recording on
wire was conceived by a Danish
scientist in 1898. Since then its
development has been slow, al-
though it was used by the armed
services during the war for re-
cording "on the spot" news in
the European and South Pacific
theatres of action.
,The commercial wire-recorder
is going on display today at a
downtown department store. The
recordings are made on a spool of
stainless steel wire, and will play
back for an hour. If the wire
breaks, a simple square knot will
repair it without harming the wire
and it may be used again..

northwest of Owosso, Michigan,
the sub-fossil measures seven feet
eight inches from its shoulder
and is approximately 15 feet long
from tail to tusk.
In its position at the Museum
it will be very near to two of its
contemporaries in geological time,
a huge beaver fossil of the ee
Age and the remains of an ancient
Musk Ox of Pleistocene time.
Unique Specimen
Mammute americanus, as zo-
ologists call it, is a unique speci-
men because all of the bones com-
posing it came from the same in-
dividual animal and all but a few
were almost perfectly preserved.
According to Buetner, it is the
most complete mastodon ever
found in Michigan.
Excavated from the bottom of
the peat bog just on top of a layer
of hard blue clay in marl below
the muck, the mammal is the
Museum's newest sub-fossil addi-
Began A Year Ago
Work was begun in the erection
of the bones approximately a year
ago, under the supervision of Dr.
E. C. Case, emeritus, and Prof. C.
W. Hibbard of the geology depart-
ment. Carlton W. Angell, museum
sculptor, molded the few missing
pieces in the skeleton.
The assembling job, Prof. Hib-
bard said, is an exceedingly pains-
taking job and requires usually
from nine months to a year. The
mastodon, he added,' is "right-
handed and a female of the spe-
cies. The fact that its right tusk is
broken and worn smooth indicates
that the breakage occurred during
the life of the animal, and proves
that it used the right tusk in pref-
erence to the left.
Bus Ad Students
To See Advisors
Students already accepted and
planning to enter the business ad-
ministration school in the sum-
mer or fall semesters are requested
to make appointments this week
with their advisors.
Anyone desiring further infor-
mation may obtain it in Rm. 108
Tappan Hall, where registration
materials are also available.

I ivil Air Headh
tdl Speak( it
TFalk at Dedication
Main speakr scheduled for the
Unversity's Wilw Run Airport
dedicat o ceremony Thm'ursday af-
ternoon \w ill be (\ idR - an, act-
inq chinan of th UniiUed States
Civil Aeronautics Bord.
One of the original members of
CAB, the board which controls all
domestic and international civil
aviation in the United States, Ry-
an was for six years general coun-
sel of the Federal Power Commis-
sion. During this time he repre-
sented the government in public
utility cases before the United
States Supreme Court.
Government Representative
A government representative on
a number of diplomatic missions,
Ryan was a member of the U.S.
delegation which negotiated, the
recent air agreement between the
United States and Great Britain
at Bermuda in 1946. He also rep-
resented the United States at air-
ways conferences with several
North and South American coun-
Also scheduled for an address in
the day-long program of events,
is Brigadier General Donald L.
Putt, Army Air Forces, who will
speak at a noon luncheon in the
Michigan Union.
Aircraft Display
Commercial airline planes and
Army and Navy aircraft are to be
on public display at the airport
from 1 to 6 p.m. next Thursday.
The dedication cerernony will be-
gin at 3:30 p.m. after a 15-minute
concert by the University Band.
For Ann Arborites wishing to
attend the display and dedication,
a speial Greyhound bus will leave
Ann Arbor at 2:15 p.m. Thursday
and will go directly to Hangar No.
2, scene of the program. his us
will return about 5 p.m.
Revised Schedule
A revised schedule for the dedi-
cation program was announcsd
yesterday by the planning com-
mittee in charge of the event
Martin D. Buckner, national vice
commander of the American Leg-
ion, is now scheduled to talk fol-
lowing the intrqductory remarks
by University Provost James P.
Ryan will follow Buckner, and
then Gaov. Kim Sigler and Allen
B. Crow, president of the Detroit
Economics Club, will give brief
talks. The actual dedication cere-
mony will follow, with University
Vice-President Robert P. Briggs
presenting the deed to the airport
to University President Alexander
G. Ruthven, who will deliver the
dedicatory address.

Announce '47
Class Reitnion
I I e njtS l sts
Dinner, Open LlRouse
Highlight Celebration
T. Hawley Tapping, General
Secretary of the University Alum-
ni Association, has announced the
schedule of events for the 1947
class reunions to be held June 12-
Highlighting the reunions will
be an all-class dinner, and open
cuse at President Ruthven's,
an all-class dance, a varsity
"M" club gold tournament, col-
lege breakfast, with the Univer-
sity's 10?rd commencement cul-
rninating alumni celebrations.
Dean Russell W. Bunting will
speak at the all-class dinner June
12th at the Union. Colored, sound
films, entitled "Michigan on the
March" will be shown. The all-
class dance sponsored by the 1917
Dental Class will be held the fol-
lowing evening at Barton Hills
Country Club.
Fifty different class reunions
will be held this year, the classes
of 1897 being the earliest gradu-
ates to hold a special reunion. All

Engineerinug Jobs Plentiful,
WelbPaying-Deia i Crawford
By JOE GOETZ I .ianical, t cmical, electrical, and
Engineering jobs are currently aeronautical are in great demand,
so plentiful that seniors to be and no one group of students
graduated from the engineering found opportunities better than
college are not jumping at the the rest, Dean Crawford added.
fist position offered. Dean Ivan tLrid.st bidders for engineers-
C. Crawford said yesterday. to-he ure large industrial con-
Dean Crawford declared that a
review of employment activiies -
conducted by the College of En- -
gineering showed that over 300
industrial concerns sent represen- ,
tatives to the campus to interview
s 'during this school year. ,)-t
Start at $225 Per Month
The usual starting salary, ac- I
cording to Dean Crawford, varies Karl A. Kasten, instructor in
from $225 to $275 per month with the architectural college, will teach
men holding masters degrees re- all college credit drawing courses
ceiving offers of $25 or $30 per to be given this summer in the
onth. recently instituted drawing and
Beginning instructors f r o n :ainting division of the National
graduate students were sought by Music Camp at Interlochen, Mich.
22 collogeg, and 18 agencies of the Kast en will instruct classes of
federal government made offers daigi ecladcaca
of employment to seniors, hw e Icnpencil and charcoal
clared. li edia. Four other instructors will
Don't Want To Teach give non- redit courses in ceramics
"Students did not display any and painting, in junior and high
great interest in teaching posi- .;;ool divisions of the camp,
Lions," he said. "Outside jobs were Credit in painting at the camp
considered more desirable because was first given last summer. Dur-
the young engineer feels he should ing the past year, a building to
have outside experience before go- house the painting division was
ing into the teaching profession." completed, the gift of the M'lchi-
All those interested can secure gan Federation of Women's Clubs.

HOSTAGES' HEADS CLIPPED-Ralph H. Rogers of Greenville,
S.C., University of Maryland student combs the hair of one of
three Johns Hopkins students exhibiting grotesque haircuts in
College Park, Md. The three were captured as a group of Hop-
kins Loys carried off a 400-pound bronze terrapin from the Mary-
land campus.
S ves--- A olsh Ca--lI- ---
SOSovesAbolish Capitl P utnishmeni,




May 26-(P)--The

Presidium of the Supreme Soviet
has abolished capital punishment
in Russia and substituted 25-year
sentences in labor camps for the
death penalty, the Moscow radio
said tonight.
Presumably the decree applied
not only to crimes of violence, but
also to political offenses. Politi-
cal offenders frequently have been
punished by execution in Soviet
Russia and the purges of groups
of persons in the government or
army employ carried out only af-
ter trial and conviction.
In part the Presidium's decree
on abolition of death sentences as
broadcast by the Moscow radio,
"The historic victory of the Sov-
iet people over the enemy has not
only demonstrated the increased
might of the Soviet state but first
" Hundreds of college girls elect to
take their secretarial training at
Katharine Gibbs because they are
assured excellent preparation -- and
extra-interesting positions to choose
from. Lifetime personal placement
service in four cities. Write College
Course Dean.
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BOSTGN 16.............90 Marlborough St.
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and foremost the exceptional de- surviving member of '97 vintage
will be inducted into the Emeritus
votion of the entire population of Club of the University. The Emer-
the Soviet union toward the Sov- itus Club is composed of alumni
iet motherland and the Soviet who attended the University 50,
government." or more, years ago.

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