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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1947

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DISAPPEARING ACT:
Souvenir Hunters Take
'U' Silver, Saltshakers

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Campus
Highlights

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By JOE FREIN
Like the proverbial hotel towe
silverware and even dishes ar
steadily "disappearing" from Un
versity cafeterias and dinin
rooms.
A survey of the Union an
League cafeterias and residenc
hall dining rooms reveals, how
Curious Pilot
Is Blamed for
Freak Flight
Sisto Resigns after
CAB Investigation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17-0P)-
A freak upside-down flight of 5
persons in a big airliner was lai
by the Civil Aeronautics Board to
day to the desire of a supervisin
pilot to see what would happen i
he locked the flight controls.
American Air Lines, owner o
the plane, told newsmen that th
pilot, Capt. Charles R. Sisto o
Los Angeles, had resigned.
Turns Over
The incident occurred Oct.
near Mount Riley, Tex. A Skymas
ter was on its way to Los Angele
with 48 passengers and five crew
men when it turned over. It wa
within seconds of crashing int
the grounds when the co-pilo
righted it at an altitude of 300 t
400 feet.
The CAB, in a "statement o
facts," said that Captain Sisto
commander of the plane, engage
the Gust lock-a device properl
used only on the ground-"to de
termine- what action, if any, i
would have on the control and at
titude of the airplane from leve
flight."
Fellow Pilots
Sisto acted without the knowl
edge of Captain John Beck o
Memphis, Tenn., or Captain Mel
vin Logan of Los Angeles, who ac
tually were flying the plane, th
board said. Beck was riding as a
observer and occupied the pilot'
seat on the left side to familiariz
himself with the plane. Logan sa
in the co-pilot's seat.
Sisto, serving in this instance a
a "check pilot" or examiner fo
Beck, sat on a small seat in th
passageway behind the two pilots
Question of Action
The Civil Aeronautics Adminis
tration, which issues airmen's cer
tificates, said the question of ac
tion against Sisto rested with it
Fourth Region attorney and safe
ty superintendent, who can make
recommendations to the CAB.
In another announcement to
day, the CAB suspended service b
American International Airways
whose "Bermuda Sky Queen" wa
forced down at sea last Tuesday
east of Newfoundland with 69
persons aboard.
Tubeless Tire
Is Developed
AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 17 - (AP) -
Along with other advances in au-
tomobile tire design, American
motorists soon will have a tube-
less tire.
The product of more than five
years of research by the B. F
Goodrich Co., the new casing prob-
ably will be placed on the market
before the year's end.
Self-Sealing
Besides dispensing with the cus-
tomary inner tube, the new tire
has self-sealing properties that
make it as nearly puncture-proof
as an automobile tire con be made
The tire-makers generally de-

Glared that a completely punc-
ture-proof tire is not feasible.
Goodrich asserts however, that
the new tire, described as a "seal-
o-matic tubeless tire," will with-
stand all normal road hazards.
Prices Higher
Prices for the new tires have
not been announced, although the
manufacturers say they probably
will be somewhat higher than
those for the conventional type of
tire because of higher production
costs due to the great precision re-
quired in their manufacture.
In appearance the new tire dif-
fers in no way from the regula-
tion casings. It is applied to the
regular tire rim with the valve
,stem inserted through the rim in
the customary manner. About
normal low pressure inflation is
required. This fits the casing
which has special "bead" treat-
ment, to a close contact with the
rim.
Interguild Group
Goes on Retreat
Approximately forty members

ever, that losses are incomparable
to those being sustained at the
e University of Indiana. In fact, if
- the current situation persists
.g Hoosier students will soon be eat-
ing with their hands from bare
d tables.
e 'Expropriation'
- According to a recent report,
- 2,105 forks, 1,016 knives, 4,673 tea-
spoons, 2,105 soup spoons, 28 iced
tea spoons, 375 ash trays, and
linen, china and glassware, repre-
senting a total replacement cost
of $2,324.84 were expropriated
from the Indiana Union last year.
In comparison, F. C. Kuenzel,
manager of the Michigan Union,
reported that 100 to 150 dozen
teaspoons and glasses and num-
erous saltcellars vanish each year.
Articles Recovered
He pointed out, however, that
- many articles are recovered in the
3 adjoining West Quad during
d housecleaning periods when stu-
- dents are on vacation.
g Kuenzel believes that many stu-
f dents "borrow" these items to mix
medicines and to prepare throat
)f gargles prescribed by the Health
1e Service for colds.
If League Withdrawals
Silverware and other articles
representing a loss of approxi-
B mately $1,000 are "withdrawn"
- from the League annually, Mrs.
s Benjamin W. Wheeler, League
- manager said.
s Mrs. Wheeler does not consider
o the current situation serious nor
t does she think that student "re-
o quisitioning" of these articles is
"well thought out or deliberately
f planned." Student souvenir hunt-
ers probably react to a momentary
d impulse to be "funny" or to do the
y runusual,"' she said.
Dormitory Losses
t Miss Kathleen Hamm, dieti-
cian for University residence halls,
1 reported that more than 2,000 tea-
spoons, 300 soup spoons, 1,000
forks, 650 knives and miscellane-
ous items "departed" from dormi-
f tory dining rooms last year.
- In Mrs. Hamm's opinion, stu-
dents collect these eating utensils
e for use on late evening snacks. She
a also pointed out that much sil-
s verware, glassware and china is
e reclaimed from student rooms be-
t tween semesters and turned over
to the Union, League and resi-
s dence halls.
r In company with Kuenzel and
e Mrs. Wheeler, she explained that
students are not responsible for
all losses. Numerous utensils are
either thrown out with garbage or
broken, she said.
- TaglaVini Will
eStar In Film
y Tau Beta Epsilon, music society,
and the Art Cinema League will
s present the film "I Live As I
Please," featuring the Italian
tenor Ferruccio Tagliavini, at 8:30
p.m., Oct. 23 through 25 Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
Tagliavini, who appeared here
in the May Festival last spring,
made his American debut early
this year at the Metropolitan
Opera House.
It was mainly the demands of
American soldiers for whom Tag-
Sliavini had sung in Italy that
brought him to this country.
Appearing opposite Tagliavini
in "I Live As I Please" are Sil-
vana Jachino and Carlo Campa-
nini. English subtitles are pro-
vided.
Also scheduled will be the 38-
minute film "Deadline for Action,"
story of labor's presen-day crisis.
'Safecracker'

L Frees Clerk
DETROIT, Oct. 17-UP)-A 50-
year-old "legal cafecracker" tele-
phoned instructions today that
saved the life of a hotel night
clerk locked for 40 minutes in-
side an airtight vault by holdup
men.
The clerk, George H. Turner,
52, responded to directions re-
layed from the safe expert's home,
freed himself from the vault by
removing bolts inside the door.
The expert, Ben Schneider, who
works for a Detroit safe and lock
firm, was roused from bed at 1:30
a.m. by police who were unable
to free Turner.
His telephone directions on how
to "crack" the safe from the in-
side were shouted through the
door to Turner. Two young gun-
men, who took $140 from the clerk,
had slammed the door on him
before fleeing.
"I was getting dizzy and fight-
ing for breath before I got out,"
Turner related.
"Alll in a day's work," com-
mented Schneider.
JACKSON. Mich., Oct. 17-(A')--
Anthony J. Konopka, 36-year-old

- Forestry Assembly ...
Courtland B. Manifold, who is
in charge of the forestry work of
the Soil Conservation Service, will
speak before the assembly of the
School of Forestry and Conserva-
tion at 10 a.m., Monday, in th
Rackham Amphitheatre.
* * *
Westminster Guild ...
Members of the Westminster
Guild will sponsor their first in-
formal, non-date, party of the
year from 9 to 12 tonight in the
Guild House. General mixers
will be held and refreshments
will be served at cost.
Polonia Dance .,..
The Polonia Club will sponsor
the "Polonia Prance" from 9 p.m.
to midnight today at the Interna-
tional Center.
The informal dance is open to
the entire campus and refresh-
ments and special entertainment
will be provided.
* * *
Wesleyan Guild .. .
X esleyanGuild willphave a
"listening party" at 2 p.m. to-
day in the lounge of the Meth-
odist Church. Between halves
there will be a hamburger fry
for those who attend.
Rackham Lecture .. .
Dr. David Ryans associate di-
rector of the American Council on
Education will lecture on "Trends
in the Selection of Professional
Personnel" at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday
in Rackham Amphitheatre.
Sponsored by the Bureau of
Psychological Services and the
School of Education, the lecture
is open to the public.
Directory Sale
Expected by
End of Month
Student Directories will be on
the campus by Nov. 1, if the
presses roll on schedule, Rozann
Radliff, Directory editor and 'En-
sian, Editor, announced yester-
day.
"The orange 1948 directory
should arrive near the end of Oc-
tober and immediately go on sale
for $1 in campus booths and at
i the business office of the 'Ensian,
second floor of the Student Pub-
lications Building," Miss Radliff
said.
Because the directory went to
the printer Sept. 22, one month
earlier than usual, students with
changes of address and late reg-
istrants will be listed alphabetical-
ly at the end of the book.
The 1948 directory, a publica-
tion of the Michiganensian staff,
will come out almost two weeks
before the last year's issue, accord-
ing to Miss Radliff.
Co-op Houses
To Hold Party
A party for all Cooperative
house members and alumni will be
given from 9 p.m. to midnight to-
day at Robert Owen House, 1017
Oakland.
Featuring skits by each of the
five houses, the affairs will include
dancing and refreshments. A spe-
cial invitation was extended to
co-op alumni by Lyle Albright,
social committee chairman.
Albright also cleared up rumors
to the effect that the party had
been canceled, indicating that it

would come off as scheduled. The
event is sponsored by the Inter-
Cooperative Council.
Astronomers and
Teachers Convene
An estimated 130 speech teach-
ers and astronomers are meeting
here today in two separate con-
ventions.
Ninety teachers of speech from
throughout the state will discuss
standards and teaching methods
at the Union during a day-long
conference.
Some 40 professional astrono-
mers from throughout the Mid-
west will attend the 46th annual
meeting of the Neighborhood As-
tronomers here.
The group will meet in Rack-
ham Amphitheatre today and at
the University's McMath-Hulbert
Observatory tomorrow.
Council of Professional
Fraternities Founded
A professional inter-fraternity
council, to foster "professional co-
operation and good will" has been
established at the University, it
was disclosed yesterday.
The group, headed by Gene

A I R P L A N E S T O IN G O T S -- N. Hammond (left) of Norfolk, Va., and Lt. J. W. Munson
hold two aluminum ingots equivalent to the amount of that metal obtainable from the Corsair fighter
being dismantled at the Norfolk Navy salvage depot.

STEAK CON NOISSEUR_Amanholikestoget'
his money's worth out of high-priced food is Maurice C. Dreicer,
New York gourmet, shown pursuing his five-year search for the
"perfect steak" with tools of his trade.

C H U R C H I L L A ND .P E T - Winston Churchill, Britain's wartime prime minister, teds
a carrot to "Digger," kangaroo sent to him from South Australia as a pet.,

PICTURESQUE P RAG U E - An artist chooses a spot
on Karl's bridge from which to paint a scene of old Prague, where
communism .and capitalism now rub shoulders.

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C A M E L S A R E C 0 M I N G - A-consignment of camels from East Africa,-~destined for,15
zoos in the U. S., is unloaded from the British vesselTreviderto alighter in Brooklyn.f-

E M P E R O R A N D S O N -Emperor HirohitoofUJapa
poses while on vacation at Nasu with his 13-year-old soull tOx'
"heir apparent to the Japanese txhronef

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