THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1948
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
HELPFUL EXAMS: '
Test Battery To Show
Aptitudes of Sophomores
By PAT JAMES
An opportunity to show both
what they know and what they're
capable of knowing will be given
to second semester sophomores
next week, when they take tests
measuring their aptitude and
Robert W. Travers, Chief Ex-
aminer of the Bureau of Psycho-
logical Services, will be in charge
of giving the tests, which are com-
pulsory for all students in the lit-
erary college with between 45 and
59 hours of credit.
The tests are given to sopho-
mores, Travers explained, because
they are valuable in determining
where the student's field of great-
est aptitude lies, and often help
him to decide upon a field of con-
The results are also important
for the University, he declared, be-
cause it will enable teachers to
find out just what the student has
achieved with his general educa-
Students will receive the results
of the tests within a week after
taking them, and will be given a
booklet to explain their signifi-
Strength and Weakness
The results will be reported in
the form of a chart that shows
the student's achievements in re-
lation to those of the other stu-
dents. The chart also shows his
relative strengths and weaknesses,
as indicated by the test results.
Lieutenant-Colonel Vincent A.
Stace, former chief of the Guid-
ed Missiles branch, Research and
Engineering Division, Army Air
Forces, will speak at 8 p.m. today
in Rm. 316 of the Union.
Lt. Col. Stace, whose topic will
be "Guided Missiles," will supple-
ment his discussion with several
short films, including a captured
German color film and three Air
Force films showing the prog-
ress made by this country in
guided missile development.
Admission to the speech, spon-
sored by the University Post,
American Ordnance Association,
ROTC, will be by ticket only.
Members have been mailed tick-
ets and others wishing to attend
the- talk should call the office of
the secretary of the Engineering
College, where a limited number
are still available.
The tests have been drawn up so
as to measure the student's think-
ing skills, information and ef-
fectiveness of expression.
The test on thinking skills will
indicate his ability to read intel-
ligently, as well as his thinking
ability in social studies and the
The tests will be given from 8:00
a.m. to 12:00 and from 1:00 to
5:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Rack-
Will Speak to
A general assembly of the Col-
lege of Engineering will be ad-
dressed by James W. Parker, pres-
ident and general manager of the
Detroit Edison Co., 8 p.m. today
in Natural Science Auditorium.
Parker will speak on "The En-
gineer and his Relation to So-
ciety." Dean Crawford, of the en-
gineering college, has urged all
engineers to attend as he feels
the lecture will be of great inter-
est and benefit to them.
The lecture, which is the first
in a series of talks by prominent
men in industry, is one of the
projects of the Engineering Coun-
cil's Activities Program. The se-
ries is under the direction of the
junior class officers of the en-
Parker is nationally known for
his many contributions to the en-
gineering world. He is Chairman
of the Committee on Develop-
ment of Atomic Energy for In-
dustrial Use, chairman of the En-
gineer's Council for Professional
Development and past president
of theaAmerican Society of Me-
Doll Mitchell Wins
Don Mitchell, '48, was named
winner of the senior division in
the Detroit Times-Hearst News-
papers Oratorical Contest held in
Detroit last week.
Speaking on the general topic,
"Benjamin Franklin," Mitchell
competed against juniors and
seniors from other Michigan Col-
leges after winning the prelimi-
naries before vacation.
Randall Nelson, '50, represent-
ed the University in the junior di-
vision contest for freshman and
To Receive Training
AtQuaitico, Va. Base
June graduates may apply now
for immediate commission in the
regular Marine Corps with the
rank of second lieutenant.
Upon appointment the officer
is assigned to the next class of
the Basic School at Quantico, Va.,
where he will undergo funda-
mental Marine Corps indoctrina-
tion and officer training.
After completing the require-
ments of this course, he is on the
same professional standing as all
other officers of equal rank pro-
cured from other sources such as
the Naval Academy and the
There is no long term contract
which binds the applicant to ac-
tive service. At any time after a
required 2-year period, he may
terminate his service at his own
Additional information about
the Marine Corps Civilian Col-
lege Graduate Program is avail-
able at the University Bureau ofa
Appointments, Rm. 201 Mason1
Application forms may be ob-
tained from the Commandant ofc
the Marine Corps, Washington 25.
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ROMEO AND JULIET?-Slide Rule Ball propagandists mix
Shakespearean garments with side-show barker technique
in an effort to sell tickets to the dance. Scene of the drama
is the Engineering Arch.
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Putbhcize Aiuial Lguitte 1.11
A bit of the gaiety of circus ing red and white basketballs in a
life was transported to the steps basket.
of the library yesterday in the Enter Mr. Shh
persons of two Shakespearean- Following shortly on the heels
clad coed barkers. of the recently revealed - "Mr.
The Shakespearean costumes Finn" is "Mr. Shh," a direct take-
remained a mystery, but the pur- off on the nationally known Miss
pose of the stunt was made clear Hush contest. The identity of
in the raucous hawking of the "Mr. Shh" will be exposed at the
"barkers" proclaiming, "break the Ball. Meanwhile, harassed stu-
balloons with the rubber ball and dents have been witnessing chairs
win a free ticket to the Slide Rule on campus bearing the puzzling
Bali." poster, "Mr. Shh sat here."
Students will still have a
Balloon Stunt . chance to try their luck in any of
Set up against the walls of the the contests from 10 a.m. to noon
library were two brightly colored and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. tomor-
yellow balloons. Surprised stu- row and Friday on the Library
dents lost no time in pitting theirse
prowess at '50 paces against the :
waving targets. Three chances
weie given to each contestant. IA, cases
This is only one of the stunts
Ce bl1tle Sa TO Precede
week-long publicity campaign.
Anothei game of skill tests the
luck of potential winners in sink- !ld 'u e B
10 a.m., Kellogg Auditorium.
to the public.
Instruction in Americani Ball-
room Dancing: Classes, 8-10 p).m.,
Room 502, Michigan Union (note
change in place of meeting).
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
Fri., ApPil 16, is the last day on
which reservations may be made
for Passover meals at the Founda-
tion. This includes the two Seders.
Reservations, with payment, may
be made with Fay Goldberg at
Hillel Student Council Sabbath
Eve Service: 7:45 p.m., Fri., April'
16, B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation.
Council members will serve as
hosts and hostesses during the
program following the service.
German Coffee Hour: Fri., April
16, 4:30 p.m., Coke Bar, Michigan
League. All students and faculty
Women of the University Facul-
ty: Tea Hour, Fri., April 16, 4:30
p.m., the Club Lounge, Michigan
League. Members from the facul-
ties of the colleges of Literature
Science and Arts, Business Ad-
ministration, and Architecture
and Design will be in charge.
April 23 All Campus
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Letur'e '1ola y
An unusual program of Gothic
and Renaissance music will be of-
fered by the Vielle Trio following
a talk by Prof. Raymond Kendall
of the musicology department at
8:30 p.m. today in Rackham Lee-
Prof. Kendall's topic is "Coop-j
eration Between Music Scholars
and Performers in the Prepai'a-
tion of Programs of Unusual
The Vielle Trio which is unique,
in that it is the only ensemble3
in the United States specializing!
in the interpretation of music of!
the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
The trio authenticates its inter-
pretations by playing vielles
which were the string instru-
ments of the period.
Instruments used by the Trio<
are modern reproductions made,
in Switzerland. They resemble
those in the famous Van Eyck
altar picture in the Belgian Ca-
thedral of Ghent.
Since voice in combination with
instrumental music was popular
with Medieval composers, a singer
is a permanent member of the
The concert is open to the pub-
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Gone are the days when the
Slide Rule Ball was preceded by a
feud between law and engineer-
The feud between the "grease-
covered" engineer and the
"creased-trousered" lawyers be-
gan back in the early 1900's long
before the dances themselves.
Those were the days before the
lawyers moved to their isolated
location and still occupied the
northwest corner of the campus
with the engineers in the opposite
Good Old Days
Activity in those early days was
centered around the engine arch
where the barristers were re-
quired to stand in the arch af-
firming their allegiance to law
school. Meantime the engineers
integrated their mechanical train-
ing to pour water and numerous
other missiles upon the hapless
lawyers from vantage points in
the towers above.
Slide Rule Ball itself was initi-
ated in 1928 and so celebrates the
20th anniversary of its founding
this year. For many years Slide
Rule 'Ball and Crease Ball were
held on the same night, testing
the loyality of coeds in accepting
for the two dances.
For many years the Lawyers
were the aggressors. Crashing
Slide Rule in 1929, they forced all
the dancers to leave, at least tem-
porarily. The next year they be-
gan the habit of absconding with
the giant slide rule.
Engineers did wake up and soon
after a my8terious visitor crawled
into the heating tunnels of the
Lw Club and inserted some rath-
er asphyxiating bombs. Indignant
and rather under-the-weather
lawyers tried to pin the crime on
the engineers but the case was
tossed out of court.
Irains To Be Lecture
Topic of Dr. Edinger
Dr. Tilly Edinger, of Harvard
Museum of Comparative Zoology,
will lecture on "Brains and Fossil
Brains," at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in
Dr. Edinger's talk will include a
general discussion of the study of
fossil brains and will be illustrat-
ed with slides.
At the ead
of the Class
WITH PATENTED HEEL
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she simply refuses
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