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November 14, 1947 - Image 8

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Nurses Object to Illumination
Of Dorm's 'Dark Doorway'

They've added a new twist to
an old song up at Couzens Hall
these days - it's "The Old Lamp-
lighter" back again, but this time
he "makes the porch a little
It all started about a week ago
when the women's dormitory was
suddenly illuminated by the glare
from two symmetrically and stra-
tegically placed street lights on
the Couzens front lawn.
Caustic Comments
One indignant nurse describes
them as "an insult to our integ-
Another: "The lights definite-
ly ruin the ,home atmosphere. Af-
ter all our mothers do not turn on
the porch lights when we come
home at night."
The lights are not where they
are needed, according to another
coed. She apparently referred to
the wave of one and two-minute
latenesses last weekend that re-
sulted because "there are no
clocks in the garden back of Cou-
zens Hall."
Sun-Like Rays
Less romantically-inclined co-
eds complain about the uncom-
fortable glare cast in the front
rooms by the powerful lamps. Ac-
cording to a report reaching The
Daily, one nurse unwittingly arose
at 5 a.m. a couple days ago, only

to discover that "the sun wasn't
shining after #all."
To most of the nurses, however,
the twin sentinels are just another
part of a well-planned compaign
to combat the boast that Couzens
has "the darkest doorway on cam-
pus." They can trace it back to
last fall when Couzens Hal: was
stripped of its surrounding sh ub-
bery, and last summer, when a
large tree was torn out of the
front lawn.,
Shrubbery Gone, Too
Some veteran campus observers
think there may be some connec-
tion between this campaign and
that mysterious whim which
caused the shrubbery to disap-
pear from Betsy Barbour two
years ago.
The note of protest is not unan-
imous. At least one coed thinks
the lights themselves are nct too
bad, but smaller watt bulbs could
be used. "Right now it looks like
a police station," she asserts.
'U' To Air Program
"The Case of the Coiled Spring,"
second in a new series of weekly
radio programs produced by the
speech department in coopera-
tion with the University Broad-
casting Service, will be broadcast
over station WKAR at 2:30 p.m.

Federalists To
Con tin ie Drive
bor Members
Students interested in joining
the United World Federalists will
have another chance today from
8 to 11 a.m. in University Hall.
Federalist members will be on
hand to explain the work of the
group toward an international
world government for peace and
accept membership applications.
George Shepherd, president of
the University chapter of the Fed-
eralists, volunteered for special
field work at the end of the pre-
sent semester along with 15 others
at the organization's general as-
sembly, Nov. 1, at St. Louis.
The fifteen college students will
leave their classes and travel on
a bare-expense basis, organizing
new Federalist chapters and mak-
ing speeches in the area in which
they live.
New members will have a chance
to get acquainted with the Uni-
versity group at a Federalist-
sponsored all-campus mixer from
8:30 p.m. to midnight today in
the Hussey Room of the League.
Tickets, priced at 50 cents each
or $1 per couple, will be on sale
at the door.
Abbot To Edit Journal
Waldo Abbot, director of Broad-
casting Service at the University
of Michigan, has been appointed
an associate editor of the "Quar-
terly Journal of Speech,"

Prof. Katz Says
Oil Sborta ge Is
Not Imminlenit
The extretme concer boing
shown at the present time by
members of the petroleum in-
dustry about an imminent short-
age of liquid fuels is probably un-
warranted, Prof. D. L. Katz, of
the chemical engineering depart-
ment, said yesterday.
Questioned about the situation
in the industry, Prof. Katz stated
that present consumption of fuel
oil products is about 30 per cent
higher than the pre-war level.
However, he said that he did not
believe that the limit of our re-
serves would soon be reached.
Commenting on reports that
another war involving the United
States would put a staggering de-
mand on our petroleum supplies
and probably force us to turn
to synthetic fuels, Prof. Katz said
that the advocates of such a policy
declare that they will need 16
million tons of steel to produce
the additional fuel.
"Use that amount of steel for
the building of new petroleum
production equipment," he said,
"and we can get all the oil we
will need." "It is the steel short-
age which has been one of the
main factors slowing production,"
he added.
Prof. Katz labelled forecasters
of dire,shortages, "just plain pes-




E A G L E S C I T E 1 K E- Raymond P. McElroy (left) of
Providence, R. I., president of Fraternal Order of Eagles, presents
order's national civic award to Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for
his war leadership and peace advocacy.

MUSICAL FAMILY - Everybody gets into the must-
cal act in the Percy Faith home at Great Neck, N. Y. Father, a
conductor, plays as lie leads an intimate ensemble of wife Mary,
daughter Marilyn and son Peter.

T A I L E D - This character,
booked as Mr. R. A. Coon and
charged with tearing up Canton,
0., porch. flower boxes, was
sprung from clink by owner
Ted Boltz.

Q L D C R A F T A N D N E W - Two vessels of the Royal Indian Navy frame a local fishing
boat, decked out with pennants, at Jafarabad, near the mouth of the Gulf of Cambay./



S E T T 0 S A I L - The former German training vessel
Duhnen, 96-foot brigantine renamed the Yankee, lies in Brixham
Harbor, Devon, England, ready to sail for U.S. Capt. Irving John-
son, Springfield, Mass., is bringing ship across with a crew of
students from Gloucester, Mass. It will sail from Gloucester, Nov.
2 with another student crew for South Seas.

LITTLE VOCALIST- Patricia Anne Wright, first
grader in the Professional Children's School in New York City,
gets some expert singing instruction in the schoolroom from
Winifred Heidt. contralto.


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