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'I DAY, f1"T 1V i . ?'7, 1948



Faculty Members Are Added
To Meet Enrollment Increase

Crowded Living Conditions
Create Additional Fire Hazards


Several new faculty members are
introducing special courses in the
philosophy department, Prof. rWil-
liam Frankena, executive secretary'
and acting chairman of the depart-
xnment, announced yesterday.
Prof. CharlesL. Stevenson is teach-
ing a course entitled "The Philosophy
of Hume" and a year's course on the
history of philosophy.
Prof. Stevenson received his Ph.D.
from Harvard University, and taught
at Yale before coming to Michigan.
He has written books entitled "'Eth-
ics and Language" and "Plato and
Returning to the University from
Swarthmore, where he taught phil-
osophy last year, is Prof. Arthur W.
Burks. He received his Ph.D. here.
Prof. Burks worked orb electronics
at the University of Pennsylvania
during the war.
New courses on scientific method
and the philosophy of science will be
introduced by Prof. Burks. He has
written books entitled "Logic" and
"The Philosophy of Science,"~
Leaving the philosophy department
are Prof. Paul Henle, who resigned
to accept a position at Northwestern,
and Prof. Charles B. Vibbert, who is
on retirement furlough for one year.
Former chairman of the depart-
ment, Prof. D. H. Parker, has a leave
of absence to teach at Columbia,
which will be followed by a sabbatical
leave to write a book on the philoso-
phy of value. He will eventually re-
turn to the University.
* * *
History Staff Increased
By McCulloch, Brown
Two new members have been added
to the history department faculty to
meet a slightly increased total en-
rollment of approximately 3,500 stu-
dents in history courses, Prof. Lewis
Dr. R. C. Angell
Named Editor
Dr. Robert C. Angell, of the soci-
ology department was recently ap-
pointed editor of the .American Soci-
ological Review, official journal of
the American Sociological Society.
The editorship of the bi-monthly
publication changes hands every two
years and was last held by a Minne-
sota man. Dr. Angell put out his first
issue August 1. The magazine con-
sists of articles written by prominent
sociologists throughout the country
and also includes news of the official
business of the organization.
The editorial _staff of the journal
includes Profs. Amos H. Hawley, Hor-
ace Miner, Theodore Newcomb, and
Arthur E. Wood, all of the sociology

G. Vander Velde, acting chairman of
the department, announced yester-
Prof. Samuel C. McCulloch, who
formerly taught at Oberlin and Am-
herst before taking up his duties
here, will conduct classes in English
history. Born in Australia, Prof. Mc-
Culloch matriculated at the Univer-
sity of California in Los Angeles.
Gerald Brown, who recently served
in the Canadian armed forces, is the
second addition to the departmental
staff. Brown will teach both Ameri-
can and European history.
Thirteen new teaching fellows are
also being employed, Prof. Vander
Velde stated, to aid in instructing
the sharply increased enrollment of
1,200 in freshman history courses,
where 44 sections are meeting.
Four Professors Join
Faculty of Law School
The addition of assistant Profes-
sors Kenneth A. Cox, Marcus L. Plant
and Albert F. Neumann and associ-
ate Professor George E. Palmer to
the University Law School faculty
was announced yesterday by Dean E,.
Blythe Stason.
A fifty per cent enrollment in-
crease over the spring semester has
made this faculty addition impera-
tive. Dean Stason stated that no
drastic change in entrance require-
ments would be forthcoming al-
though it would be necessary to limit
enrollment because of the lack of
classroom, space.
. .. ,
Ex-Princeton Professor
To Teach Physics Here
A former member of the Princeton
faculty, Prof. Lincoln G. Smith, has
joined the staff of the University's
physics department.
Dr. Smith's particular field of
work is in infra-red radiation and
nmolecular structure, a field in which
the University's physics department
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Hillel Foundation, 730 Haven. Rabbi
Herschel Lymon will address the
meeting, and members will speak on
the role of Zionism in the world to-
day and methods by which the Fed-
eration seeks to implement Zinoist
activity on the campus. Refresh-
ments will be served, and all who
are interested are cordially invited
to attend.

TYPHOON FLATTENS GUAM BUILDINGS - A spe ctator stands amid the wreckage of pre-fabricated
houses after a typhoon swept over the headquarters of the 20th Air Force on Guam.

Religious Groups Plan Parties
For New Students, Veterans

U' Extension
Courses Open
To Latecomers

Ice cream socials, open houses, sup-
pers and several parties especially for
freshmen and veterans will be given
today by the student religious groups.
The WESLEYAN GUILD will hold
an ice cream social following the pep
rally today on the lawn of the First
Methodist Church, Huron and State
Group singing will follow the serv-
ing of the refreshments.
* * *
SOCIATION will. hold an open
house from 8 to 11:30 p.m. today at
the Student Center, 1304 Hill.
hold an open house from 4 to ,6 p.m.
today at thehStudent Center, 408
* * *
SOCIATION will present their of-
ficial Orientation Coffee Hour at
4:30 p.m. today in Lane Hall.
President and Mrs. Alexander
Ruthven and members of the Board
of Governors with their wives will
be guests.
LOWSHIP will hold a Get-Acquaint-
ed Party at 8:00 p.m. today in Lane
Singing, games and refreshments
will be featured during the party
Tiekets to Indiana Game
To Be Resold Tomorrow

which is especially for freshmen and University extension courses are
veterans., still open to late registrants with the

The NEWMAN CLUB will give a
party mixer at 8:00 p.m. today in
the Club Rooms.
* > *
GAMMA DELTA will present a
supper for married students at 6 p.m.
today at the Chapel.
Norton Leaves
SU' Radio Staf f
Robert Essig Takes
Over Technician Job
Waldo Abbot, director of the Uni-
versity Broadcasting Service, an-
nounced yesterday that David L.
Norton, former chief technician and'
assistant director of broadcasting,
will leave October 1 to accept the
position of production director for
station KPFM. the new frequency
modulation station in Portland, Ore.
He will be replaced by Robert Es-
sig, graduate of the engineering
school and former member of the
armed service radio staff. Other new
members of the broadcasting service
are Mrs. Elizabth Cole Stevens,
continuity editor, and Robert Bouws-
ma, production staff.
Mr. Abbot also announced yes-
terday that the radio control room
and studios in Angell Hall are near-
ing completion, under the direction
of Frank Nader, plant department,
and that work has been started
on the transmitter site at Peach
Mountain for the University fre-
quency modulation station. Broad-
casting of programs over this station
is expected to begin early in 1947.

exception of campus students who
have not secured permission from
their college deans.
A course entitled "Great Books"
will include the study of Confucius'
"Analects," Washington's "Farewell
Address." Plato's "Republic" and
Dante's "Divine Comedy."
Labor legislation, a non-credit
course, will stress the Wagner Act
and preceding legislation.
"Painting and Composition" will
offer creative work to both the be-
ginner and the more advanced stu-
The language program includes el-
ementary Russian and Spanish, em-
phasizing oral work.. A continuation
course of beginning Spanish will also
be offered.
Training in public speaking rather
than a study of the fundamentals
of speech will be given in "Practical
Public Speaking."
Information concerning t h e s e
courses can be obtained at the of-
fice of the Extension Service in Rm.
107 Haven Hall.
?Iilitary Training in Labs
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26.- P) -
The War Department has decided,
it was reported tonight, to back a
plan for universal military training
by which youths could perform part
of their compulsory service in scien-
tific laboratories, the National Guard
or organized reserves.

Ben J. Zahn, Ann Arbor fire chief,
yesterday issued a statement warn-
ing students of additional fire haz-
ards present with the overcrowded
living conditions caused by the un-
precedented university enrollment.
Pointing out that 75 per cent of
all fires are caused by carelessness,
Chief Zahn particularly cautioned
students about the practice of "smok-
ing in bed." "Careless smoking caused
over half of our fires last year," he
Firemen Overtaxed
With student enrollment up one
third over the former peak, Ann Ar-
bor's lone fire station, with a com-
pliment of 40 firemen, will be severe-
ly overtaxed, the chief said. The
situation is particularly serious in
view of the present housing shortage,
the chief pointed out, since student
dwellings destroyed by fire cannot be
In issuing. his statement, Chief
Zahn commended students for their
past record regarding fire prevention.
"Fires in student dwellings have nev-
er been out of proportion to those of
the population as a whole" he stated.
Theatre Overcrowding Acute
The problem of theatre overcrowd-
ing has grown acute with the addi-
tional student population, according
to the chief. He has particularly ad-
monished students to refrain from
the practice of sitting in the aisles,
and blocking exit doors.
With the opening of Fire Preven-
tion Week, (October 6-9) imminent,
Chief Zahn released these facts:
"Fire losses this year will probably
reach an all time national high of
more than 11,000 persons killed and
almost $600,000,000 in property de-
Village Plans
Voting Canvass
Extensive preparations have been
made to canvas every apartment and
dormitory in Willow Village in the
forthcoming voting registration drive
being conducted by the Willow Run
Citizens Committee.
Over 100 volunteer canvasers will
start going from door to door on Oct.
4, the day the drive is to begin. They
will carry with them circulars and
will acquaint the Villagers with the
requirements and details of registra-
The township clerks of both Ypsi-
lanti and Superior have been con-
tacted and will be out at the Village
for six consecutive days, Oct. 7
through 12, to register all eligible Vil-
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Westbrook, both
law students at the University, are
co-chairman of the drive.

stroyed. These figures areborne out
by the $120,000 property loss in Ann
Arbor during the period from July
1, 1945 to June 30, 1946. This figure is
an increase of $50,000 over the previ-
ous period. No lives were lost be-
cause of fire among the student or lo-
cal population, however."
ROC TC 'Adds
1Army D. uck s
To Equipmeet
New additions to the University
ROTC unit arrived yesterday in the
form of two amphibious DUKWs
(ducks), Col. Karl E. Henion, head of
the University ROTC, announced.
The DUKWs will be used in in-
struction in thetransportation corps,
Col. Henion said.
In order to give students and the
people of Ann Arbor an opportunity
to view the DUKWs, Col. Henion an-
nounced that one will be parked in
front of ROTC headquarters, 512 S.
State St., whereas the other one will
be driven around the city.
For the benefit of those who
couldn't recognize an amphibious
DUKW without help, these have in-
scriptions on the side in large white
letters that say U. S. Army Transpor-
tation Corps, Reserve Officers Train-
ing Corps Unit, University of Michi-
They5SSe a Run tier
"Sunk " by a Rutmor
SAN FRANCISCO , Sept. 26.-Gm)-
The SS Sea Runner, with 2100 troops
aboard, was "lost" in a flurry of
waterfront rumor today.
Actually, she was just off the
Golden Gate.
The SS Norway Victory radioed the
Army that the Sea Runner had sent
a visual blinker signal yesterday off
the Gate that her radio transmitter
was out of order. From this there
sprang a rumor that even had blimps
searching the ocean. The Sea Run-
ner, all OK, is due today at her
IRA Council Will Meet
The executive committee of the
Inter-Racial Association will meet to
formulate plans for the coming sem-
ester at 5 p.m. today in the Union.
IRA has as its purpose the con-
crete realization of a living demo-
cracy through the promotiton of rac-
ial unity and the elimination of the
sources and .causes of inter-racial
friction and discrimination.




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