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A CENTER for research into man's relation to the atom-
Why didn'tsomeone think of it before?
It is so overwhelmingly "right" that it would seem auto-
matic for someone in this country to have started that
project immediately after those first bombs dropped on
Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Unfortunately, things don't always work that way.
"Making atonic power the slave of man" is a pretty
phrase, but to establish a real coordinating center for
research takes imagination, money-plenty of money
- perseverance and a lot of energy.
Maybe a few people did dream of cars harnessed with
atomic power, or a. few others, of problem diseases con-
quered through the atom. Perhaps everyone assumed that
something was being done, but no one, no institution, really.
figured it all out practically as well as idealistically, and
started the project.
T IS ALMOST three years since the people of Nagasaki and
and Hiroshima died not even knowing the meaning of
what had struck them. And during those three years, this
country hasn't gotten very far in this "harnessing of atomic
energy." Oh, a few isolated laboratories are working on the
industrial aspect, and scattered scientists are concentrating
BIKINI BLAST-Pictured above is the underwater test explosion of the Atomic Bomb off Bikini Atoll. Phoenix Project tentative plans
now call for a mural depicting this blast to be painted on the high ceilinged memorial rotunda proposed as part of the research center.
Plaques containing names of University war dead would line the rotunda walls. The far end of the proposed rotunda would open onto
a series of work rooms and laboratories for scholars probing peacetime uses of atomic energy.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN WAR DEAD
on the medical benefits, but considering that the basic prob-
lem is already solved, progress has been a lot slower than
the coordinated drive which led to the atom bomb.
Well, someone finally has come up with that "so
obvious" project, a center for the study of the rela-
tion of ,man and the -atom. And to the University of
Michigan's everlasting glory, that center will rise right
here in Ann Arbor.
THE BENEFITS of this project will go to the mass of the
people, not to just the few who can afford fancy gad-
gets, for the first object of study will be the atom and
medicine. The best minds all over the world will work
together in this basic service to humanity.
And as this project expands, as it will continue to
do for longer than we can now imagine-its scope will
broaden, too. Social sciences, as well as the biological
and physical will be included in the Phoenix Project.
Any repercussion of the atomic bomb which will add
to man's knowledge or well-being will be proper sub-
ject matter under the ultimately broad purpose of the
Perhaps if better homes, progressive communities, finer
iving develop from this ambitious program, we will have
atoned for the awful, necessity of the suffering in those two
WE SAID that it would take imagination, plenty of money,
perseverance and a lot of energy to create such a
The Phoenix Project is here because of the imagi-
nation and perseverance of the War Memorial Com-
inittee, the Board of Regents and the student leaders.
But money and hard work are still on the agenda.
This is not only a student project, an alumni project, a
university project, but a project for all the people in this
country. Students and alumni can write their home town
newspapers, pledge funds, and stump the country on behalf
of the Project.
All the people of this country can show by a whole-
hearted response that the Phoenix Project is what they've
been waiting for.
This IS what we all expectantly waited for, a project
that can make the atomic era a new beginning for man,
and not his final destruction.
Threat to Mari'
EDITOR'S NOTE: We reprint a portion of an editorial published
in The Daily August 6, 1945, the date of the bombing of Hiroshima.
IF THE WORLD were in need of a conclusive reason for the preven-
tion of future wars, that reason was supplied by the disclosure of
the perfection of the atomic bomb by the United States and its use
against the Japanese.
The atomic bomb, even in its preliminary stages, represents a
force of destruction that pales the havoc wrought by all previous
weapons of war. Hitler's V-bombs were bad enough, but this new
weapon throws the robots mto insignificance.-
It takes little imagination to foresee the possibilities of large air
fleets loaded with these parcels of destruction, fleets which could wipec
out all living things in a large area at a single blow. Nor is it unlikelyc
that man, with his abilities at technical improvement, can eventually(
improve the atomic principle into explosives far more powerful thanc
those used against Hiroshima. This is probably only the beginning.c
Harnessing the sun's energy may eventually prove tremendouslyC
useful in constructive peacetime technology. As a source of power, itc
may easily accomplish miracles hitherto only dreamed of by man. But=
in the hands of an aggressor, this new discovery can be turned intor
the most terrible of all weapons, a weapon which might easily enable r
one nation to destroy completely another.'
Adler, Richard L.; Joliet, Ili.
Aldrich, R. Phil, Jr.; Grand Rapids,
Allen, Charles M.; St. Louis, Missouri.
Allen, Lawrence A.; Windsor, Ontario.
Allen, Robert W.; Ossian, Iowa.
Allen, Robert W.; Gowanda, N.Y.
Allington, Courtenay D.; Detroit, Mich
Allmendinger, Robert C.; Arlington, Va
Andersen, Lavin M.; Brooklyn, N.Y.
Anderson, Robert O.; Virginia Beach,
Angell, Richard T.; St. Paul, Minn.
Antilla, Erwin E.; Republic, Mich.
Arkins, Richard D.; South Haven,
Arnold, Alfred L.; Owosso, Mich.
Ashley, James B.; Detroit, Mich.
Aut, Clifton W.; Centralia, Ill.
Bachelder, Frank K.; Boise, Idaho.
Bachman, Ford F.; St. Joseph, Mich.
Bain, Henry F.; Wisconsin Rapids, Wis
Bales, Berton B., Jr.; Lebanon, Indiana.
Ball, William H.; Redding, Calif.
Barclay,CJames M.; Ridgetown, On-
Barnard, Earl D.; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Barnes, Albert M.; New York, N.
Barney, Dwight M.; Flint, Mich.
Barrett, Raymont E.; Grand Rapids,
Bartlett, Keith O.; East Jordan, Mich.
Bartley, Jack M.; Woodlawn Park,
Bartmess, Meigs W.; New York, N.Y.
Barton, Olive; Address Unknown
Barton, Keith H.; Fremont, Mich.
Bates, Robert I.; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Batts, Martin, Jr.; Grand Rapids, Mich.
Bauer, Robert; Detroit, Mich.
Bayne, James E.; Grosse Pointe, Mich.
Beach, Kenneth .; Chelsea, Mich.
Beauchamp, John S.; Detroit, Mich
Beck, Francis H,; Mt Morris, Mich.
Becker, Vern H.; Lake Orion, Mich.
Becker, Wilmer S.; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Benison, Arthur L.; Flint, Mich.
Bennett, George H.; Albion, Mich.
Bernhardt, Joseph; Buffalo, N.Y.
Bertoglio, James S.; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Blerkamp, Frederick J.; Youngstown,
Birleson, Leslie S.; Royal Oak, Mich.
Black, Fred J.; Detroit, Mich.
Blandy, Romaine O.; Lancaste,,N.Y.
Blose, James W.; Sharpsvile, Penn.
Blue, Donald M.; Muskegon Heigt s,
Bofink, Frederick C.; Jackson, Mich.
Boguard, Maurice P.; Lake Charled,
Boncar, Frank M.; Detroit, Mic.
Born, Elmer F., Jr.; Detroit, Mich.
Bostick, Rowland; Manton, Mich.
Bostleman, Rudolph F.; LaGrange,
Botnik, Samuel; Elmira, N.Y.
BotvinIrving; Providence, Rhode
Boye, Richard E.; Buffalo, N.Y.
Boyle, Robert W.; Freeport, Long
Bradshaw, Edward D.; lonia, Mich.
Brann, Donald W.; Fort Benning, Ga.
Braun, Valentine J.; Rochester. Mich.
Broggini, Lloyd A.; Copoley Ohio.
Bromund, Emil F.; St. Charles, Mich.
Brown, Charles D.; Windsor, Ot., Can.
Brown, James M.; Bartlesville,Oka.
Brown, Loren C.; Traverse City, Mich.
Brown, Wilford H.; Crown Point, Id.
Brownfield, Thomas C.; Marshall, Mich.1
Brumbaugh, Nathan K.; Dayton, Ohio.
Bliner, Harold T.; Pittsburgh, Penn.1
Brunt, Paul R.; Address Unknown.
Buchanti, Hugh J.; Kalamazoo, Mich.1
Buckey, 'William E.; Fairmont, W. Va.
Buckmaster, Deforest W.; Jamestown,1
Buderus, William H.; Defiance, Ohio.1
Burdick, Raymond A.; Utica, N.Y. 1
Burt, Franklin D.; Caledonia, N.Y.-
Burton, David W.; Address Unknown.1
Caldwell, William B.; Elmhurst, Ill.
Calkins, Russell D.; Chevy Chase, Md.
Call, Norman D.; Lakewood, Ohio. 1
Cannon, George H.; Ann Arbor, Mich.-
Cannon, George M.; Iron River, Mich.x
Carpenter, Orrin O.; New Orleans, La.
Chamberlin, Dale S.; Bethlehem, Pa.-
Chambers, Richard H.; Detroit, Mich.p
Chandler, Theodore E.; Washington,E
Chaney, Henry F.; Address Unknown.
Chapman, Robert J.; Jackson, Mich.-
Chapman, William E.; Washington,>
Cohen, Maurice L.; Brookline, Mass.E
Collins, Densmore B.; Hinsdale, Ill.
Collins, Richard J.; Detroit, Mich.
Combs, Billy B.; Hollywood, Calif.
Conn, Robert J.; Perrysburg, Ohio.
CoOK, Charles S.; Detroit, Mich.-
Cook, William K.; Ann Arbor. Mich.-
Cooney, Chauncey; Address UnknownE
Cornwell, !-!rvey F.; Detroit, Mich.
Cound, John a"; Birmingham, Ala.
Cox, Howard L.; Pearl River, N.Y.
Crabb, Alvis R.; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Cramer, Seward S.; ew York, N.Y.
Crump, Alan F.; Address Unknown.
Cullen,,Augustus J.; St. Bucyrus, Ohio.J
Culver, Daniel E.; Warwick, N.Y. J
Cunningham, Earle H.; Birmingham,J
Curtis, Hugh W.; Glendale, Arizona.,
Dailey, Michael A.; Baltimoe, Md.
Daniels, Ludwick C.; Grand Rapids. J
Day, Bluford O.; Brookhaven, Miss.
Day, Charles T.; Saginaw, Mich.
neaonn Paul W.; Washinaton, D.C.
Dunks, Hudson G.; Union City, Mich.
Durfee. Paul S.; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Early, Edwin B.; Rockford, Ill.
Eby, John H.; South Haven, Mich.
Eddy, Donald W.; Address Unknown.
Edwards, John W.; Richmond, Mich.
Eiserman, Raymond E.; Detroit, Mich.
Empie, Elmer W.; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Engeman, Charles T.; Rocky River, O.
Erickson, Robert W.; Ishpeming, Mich.
Evans, John H.; Dearborn, Mich.
Feldnan, Joseph; Address Unknown.
Felt, Robert S.; Los Angeles, Calif.
Felton, Carl H.; Springville, N.Y.
Fineberg, Milton I.; Buffalo, N.Y.
Finton, Walter R.; W. Jackson, Mich.
Fleishman, Martin J.; Pittsburgh, Pa.
Fischer, Gordon F.; LosdAngeles, Calif.
Flaherty, Francis C.; Address Un-
Fleetwood, Robert L.; Seymour, Ind.
Fletcher, Richard F.; Benton Harbor,
Ford, Duane; Buffalo, N. Y.
Fordncy, Forest W.; Saginaw, Mich.
Foster, Fenton H.; Address Unknown.
Fowler, Robert B.; West Hartford,
Frederickson, Gereon R.; Iron Moun-
Friedman, Eugene; Detroit, Mich.
Friedman, Kurt R.; Address Unknown.
Friend, Martin J.; New York, N.Y.
Frostic, William D.; Wyandotte, Mich.
Fuller, Richard C.; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Gail, Wallace; Address Unknown.
Gambs, Gilnore. E.; Manistee, Mich.
Gault, William D.; Address Unknown.
Gauthier, Reeves K.; Shaker Heights,
Gedeon, Elmer J.; Cleveland, O.
Genthe, Thomas P.; Wyandotte, Mich.
Genzelman, Simon; Yonkers, N.Y.
Gersabeck, Arthur, Ypsilanti, Mich.
Gliddings. Carl R.;Leominster, Mich.
(Gillis, Lawrence R.; Grand Rapids,
Ginther, Richard F.; Orlando, Fla.
Gleason, Ray L.; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Godfrey, James F.; Royal Oak, Mich.
Goeckel. Ernest S.; Birmingham, Mich.
Goldfarb. Doran Ii.; Saginaw, Mich.
Gorelick, Harry S.; Address Unknown.
Gorman, Paul J.; Buffalo, N.Y.
Graham, Robert H.; Detroit, Mich.
Gran, Erik H.; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Graves, George A.; Address Unknown.
Green, Robert A.; Highland Park, Mich.
Greenwood, Vernon L.; Croswell, Mich.
Gunraer, Harry W., Jr.; Warsaw, N.Y.
Gunderson. Victor W.; Detroit, Mich.
Hackett, Edwin B.; Detroit, Mich.
Haley, George L.; Spartansburg, S.C.
Halpine. Kenneth M., Jr.; Woodbury,
Hamilton, Linton D.; Detroit, Mich.
Hammersmith, George W.; Detroit,
Hansen, George P.; Cleveland, Ohio.
Harding, Ellison B.; Detroit, Mich.
Hardy, Douglas R.; Regina, Saskatche-
Hardymaon. James C.; Portsmouth, O.
Harmon, Joseph F.; Battle Creek, Mich.
Harrison, Frank G.; Canton, Ohio.
Hart, Harry L.; Flint, Mich.
Hart, Jerome F.; Birmingham, Mich.
Hartley, Francis L.; Vassar, Mich.
Haselden, Charles L.; Mount Clare, W.
Hauser, Oscar E., Jr.; Detroit, Mich.
Hauser, William R.; Chesterfield, Mo.
Havir, Robert J.; Forestville Conn.
Hazard, Roger L.; Kane, Pa.
Healy, Howard R.; Long Beach, Calif.
Heath, Marlie C.; Memphis, Tenn.
Hegeman, John H.; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Heideman, Lawrence L.; Laurium,
Heinze, Augustus P.; Chicago, Ill.
Henderson, Richard G.; Qgden Utah.
Hinkley. Donald M.; Rochester, Mich.
Hinrichs, Robert P.; Arlington, Va.
P:ochrein, Robert F.; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Houston, William H. Jr.; Address Un-
Howe, Mortimer C.; Palo Alto, Calif.
Howell. Edward M.; Ferndale, Mich.
Huey, Wellman H.; Detroit, Mich.
Humphreys, Edmond D.; Rochester,
Humphreys. Edwin S., Jr.; Address Un-
Hunter, John H.; Detroit, Mich.
Huseman, Frank H.; California, Pa.
Eylan, Nathan W.; Derry, N.H.
Jacobs, Milton; Cleveland, Ohio.
Jacobs, Walter; Chicago, I1.
Jeffries. Robert F.; Toledo, Ohio.
Jewitt, William B.; Gates Mills, Ohio.
Jablonicky, Albert; Muskegon Heights,
Joinson, Edwin A.; Address Unknown.
Johnson, Fletcher H.; Middleport, N.Y.
Johnson, James B.; Grand Rapids,
Jones. Don K.. Jr.; Chicago, Ill.
Kloepfel, Michael E.; Albany, N.Y.
Kline, William S., Jr., Chicago, Ill.
Klock, James F.; Billings, Montana.
Koivisto, Martin M.; Address Unknown
Knab, Lester W.; Monroe, Mich.
Krause, Chandler T.; Minneapolis,
Kurn, Joseph S.; Springfield, Mass.
LaFontin, John E.; Ypsilanti, Mhigan
Lagrou, John A., Jr.; Detroit, Mich.
Larnpkin, Ernest D.; Grand Rapids,
Landes, Ernest L.; Warrensburg, Mo.
Landes, Robert LJ. Salt Lake City, Utah
Lang Clarence E., Jr.; Canton, Ohio
Langston, Carroll N., Jr.; Chicago, 11.
Latham, Rex K.; Alton, Ill.
LaValle, Ralph E.; Manistee. Mich.
Lawn, Roger C.; West Ashville, N.C.
Leach, Joseph P.; Canonsburg, Pa.
Leake, Herbert T.; Elmhurst. N.Y.
Lee, James L.; Muskegon, MVich.
Lenderink. James P.; Kalamazoo. Mich.
Levy, Phillip A.; Indianapolis, Ind.
Lillie, Owen P.; Address Unknown
Lindsey, Eugen E Address Unknown
SinebSk, Ha old M. B.; Ma > i im,
Livingstoni, Hicard ; GIrosse Pointe,
Lougheed, John H.; Detroit, Mich.
Lovell, James M.; Hubbell, Mich.
Lowry, Daniel W.; Ellicottville, N.Y.
Lyman, William I., Jr.; Westfield, N.J.
Lynch, John T.; Medina, N.Y.
McCarty, Marquis I., Jr.; Goldsboro,
Macdonald, Colin C.; Shelbyville, Ind.
McDonald, William C.; Geneseo, N.Y.
McKenny, Lawrence A.; Birmingham,
McKissock, David; Albion, N.Y.
McMillan, Fray A.; Charlevoix, Mich-.
MacMillan, Julian M.; Peoria, 111.
McNeill, Robert L.; Cambridee, Ma:=s.
MNicholas, Carleton E.; Marenisco,
Mack, Richard L.; Dexter, Mich.
Mackey, John P.; Marshall, Mich
Malcolm, Robert B.: Ann Arbor, Mich.
Males, Carman F.; El Cajon, Calif.
Mallick, William P.; Detroit, Mich.
Malter. Newell; Chicago, Ill.
Mancourt, Edward M, II; Grosse
Maudeberg. Eugene E.; Detroit, Mich.
Marsh, Benjamin R.; Grosse Pointe,
Masin, Robert L.; Sharon, Penn.
Massie, Louis E.; Suuiiersville, Miss.
Mathews, William H., Jr.; Norwalk,
Mattson, George; Saginaw, Mich.
Maxwell, Frank H.; Mansfield. Ohio
Maxwell, Glen M.; Brookston, Ind.
Mayper, Bruce; Douglaston, N.Y.
Menp, Richard A.; Ferndale, Mich.
Merrill, Donald W.; Big Rapids, Mich.
Messinger, Jack M.; Detroit, Mich.
Metzger, Robert L.; Milwaukee, Wis.
Meyer, Richard B.; Allegan, Mich.
Miller, Morris; Detroit,.Mich.
Miller, Norman H.; Address Unknown.
Milliman, 'Leonard T.; Ithaca, N.Y.
Mills, William J.; Grosse Pointe, Mich.
Mohler, Charles L.; Arkansas City,
Moret, Paul; Coronado. Calif.
Morgan, Donald E.; Birmingham, Mich.
Morris, Hamilton F.; Larchmont, N.Y.
Morris, Herbert W.; Address Unknown
Morse, Bertram W.; Detroit, Mich.
Morse, Joseph R.; Detroit, Mich.
Munn, John F.; Detroit, Mich.
Mysen, Karl R.; Address Unknown
Naffzigger, Arthur M.; Deer Creek, Ill.
Naifeh, Alfred; Norman Okla.
Nakamura, John M.; Flint, Mich.
Nearing, John E.; New York, N.Y.
Netzorg, David L.; Sulphur Springs, P..
Newth, Thomas E.; Grand Ledge, Mich.
Nichol, Wallace D.; Saginaw, Mich.
Nichols. John H., Address Unknown.
Norton, Roger S., Jr.; Cranford, N.J.
Oberfelder, Robert F.; New Rochelle,
O'Brien, John R.; Hamburg, N.Y.
Ogle, James E., III; Johnstown. Pa.
O'Hara, John M; Detroit, Mich.
Oliver. William P.; Detroit, Mich.
Ort, Milton R.; Columbus, Ohio.
Osborne, Charles E.; Detroit, Mich.
Osterweil. Harold D.; Long Beach, NY.
Oswald, Eugene M.; Alpha, Mich.
Ottoman, Louis J.; Chicago, Ill.
Owens. Alfred W; Detroit, Mich.
Pagluso, John A.: Jakson, Miss.
Palms, James C; Bloomfield. Mich.
Parish, John K.: Address Unknown
Parker, Duane C.; Baltimore, Maryland
Parker, William W.; Flint, Mich.
Parsley, Millard F.; Nashville. Tenn.
Parsons, Ben G.; (Grosse Pointe, Mich.
Patrick, Edwin D.; Address Unknown
Patten. Robert J.; Address Unknown.
Peckham, Richard L.; Lansing, Mich.
Peirce. Beach; Washington. D.C.
PniJ nR , - ou .Trs
To the family of each alumnus or student of the University
who died in World War II, the University has sent a certificate
bearing the following words:
The University of Michigan has placed this name upon
the roll of those students and alumni who, in the fine traditions
of loyalty and self sacrifice established by former generations,
served their country in time of peril and have given their lives
in defense of our national liberties. It will forever be held in
honor. To the family and friends who have suffered bereave-
ment, the Regents and faculties of the University offer their
1 Price, Joe 11 Poplarville, Miss.
Prer, Erwin F.; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Purcell ,George A; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Purdy Harry M.; Detroit. Mich.
Racey Sherwood L.; Detroit, Mich.
Radu. Trian; Benthall, Broseley, Shrop-
Rafelson. Robert J.; Detroit, Mich.
Ragsdale, John P., Jr.; Indianapolis,
Rague, Karl M.; Manchester, Mich.
Ready, Robert F.; Detroit, Mich.
Rcknagel. Arnold H.; Detroit, Mich
Roes. Harr, Jr.; Pittburgh, Pa
Reid, Donald M.; Kalamazoo, Mich.
Reid, John D.; Ironwood, Mich.
Reid. William P.; Richmond, Indiana
Rese, William S.; Detroit, Mich.
Reutter, Robert L.; Lansing, Mich.
Reynolds, Charles H.; Charles City. Ia.
Rice, William L.; Iron River, Mich.
Rickert, Robert G.; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Riess, Lynn C. Jr.; Detroit, Mich.
Robertson, Ernest M.; Costa Mesa,
Robinson. Carroll R.; Jackson, Mich.
Robison, William S.; Riverside, I1.
Rosenrans, Herbert J.; Woodmere, L.I.
Ross, Ralph R.; Nicholson, Pa.
Roth, Murray L.; Bronx, N.Y.
Roth, Paul E.; Whitehall, N.Y.
Roth, Ralph E.; Fenton, Mich.
Roxbury, Edward J.; Leavenworth,
Rubsam, John L.; Santa Barbara, Calif.
Rudy, Merle E. Jr.; St. Petersburg, Fla.
Russell, Donald R.; Constantine, Mich.
Sadler, Walter R.; Ann Arbor Mich.
Sampson, Glenn K.; Greenville, Mich.
Samuel, Harry L.; Morgantown, W. Va.
Sankin, Ralph O.; Rockville Center,
Sawyer, Andrew J. .Jr.; Shreveport, La.
sayre, Stanley W.; Iowa City, Iowa
Schaub, Henry S.; Utica, N.Y.
Schaubert Byrl F .; Shattu, Ill.
Schilansky, Ivor; Johannesburg, S.
Schiraga. Jack B.: Philadelphia, Pa.
Schorling, Donald C.; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Schwartz, Robert; Far Rockaway, N.Y.
Schwartz, Solwyn S.; Port Chester, N.Y.
Scott, Karl M.; Baltimore, Md.
Seeley, John H.; Ann Arbor Mich.
Seliady, Joseph E.; Address Unknown.
Shambach, John E.; Belle Vernon, Pa.
Shapiro, 4rthur T.; New Castle, Pa.
Shearer, Alfred M. Jr.; Washington,
Sheets, Jerome B.; Rockford, Ill.
Shepard, John K.; Kenosha, Wis.
Shirley. Robert R.; Pontiac, Mich.
Sinclair, Charles G.; Radburn, N.J.
Skeats, Arthur E., Jr.; San Antonio,
Slingluff, Alice B.; Tucson, Ariz.
Smiles, Matthew P.; Detroit, Mich.
Smith, Alan H.; Address Unknown.
Smith, Burton J.; Toledo, Ohio.
Smith, Edwin M.; Ionia, Mich.
Smith. Gerald A.; Grand Rapids, Mich.
Smith, Howard G.; Detroit, Mich.
Smith. Robert B.; San Jose, Calif.
Smith. Walter H.; Cleveland Heights,
Solomon, Theodore J.; Mt. Vernon,
Sotier, Charles R.; Address Unknown.
Sovern, Robert H.; Battle Creek, Mich.
Spissman, Carl T.; Lakewood, Ohio.
Springer, Eugene W.; Pontiac, Mich.
Stampolis, Nicholas; Kalamazoo, Mich.
Stanton. Robert W.; Address Unknown.
Stedman, Harold E.; Kalamazoo, Mich.
Stein, Meyer B.; Detroit, Mich.
Stephens,rJohn W.: Dayton, Ohio.
Stern, Jeromne J.; New York, N.Y.
Stevens, William M.; New York, N.Y.
Stewart, Harold F.; Mt. Clemens, Mich.
Stewart, John P.; Toledo, Ohio.
Stiger, Roosevelt; Jackson, Mich.
Stillwell, Elmer D.; Kalamazoo, Mich.
Stirling, Ralph W.; Adrian, Mich.
Stoddard, Alfred C.; Inspiration, Ariz.
Stodden, T. R. B.; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Stokes, Harry B.; Denver, Colo.
Stone, Todd G.; Wyandotte, Mich.
Stone, William C.; Grosse Pointe Park,
Suits, William R.; Dowagiac, Mich.
Sundquist, Robert J.; Muskegon, Mich.
Sullivan, Jack C.; Dearborn, Mich.
Sullivan, Ralph H.; Lansing, Mich.
Swaniger, Donald I.; Detroit, Mich.
Sylvester, John F.; Detroit, Mich.
Tachna, Lionel J.; New York, N.Y.
Talcott, Frederick L.; Park Ridge, 111.
Taylor, Howard S.; Owosso, Mich.
Taylor, Howard W.; Birmingham, Mich.
Taylor, Marvin R.; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Taylor, Richard L.; Syracuse, N.Y.
Temple, Leon E.; Address Unknown.
Tennis, Richard W.; Grand Rapids,
- hePhoenix Project
REPORT TO IEGENTS
Following are excerpts from the War Memorial Conmmittee's
resolution to the Board of ltegens..
The Phoenix Project: We have named the memorial The
Phoenix Project because the whole concept is one of giving
birth to a new enlightenment, a conversion of ashes into life and
beauty. The Phoenix Project, as we visualize it, would consist
of an academy of scholars recruited from this and other uni-
versities. It is our thought that they would devote their full cre-
S tive powers to the task of converting atomic energy to peace-
time purposes and of utilizing it for the benefit of mankind.
These men would carry on their researches in a group of labora-
tories and work-rooms which would be entered through a memo-
rial rotunda or similar structure. This structure would in itself
oe a constant reminder that the University had effectually rec-
Dgnized the aims for which its students and alumni gave their
lives. A functional memorial, it would explore the beneficent
aspects and implications of atomic energy with the same deter-
mination and enthusiasm as the Manhattan Project explored
the destructive aspects.
Scope of the Phoenix Project: This would be a perpetual
operation; it would not be a "mere mound of stone which
might soon be forgotten." The scope of the project would not
be limited to the physical and biological sciences; it would in-
clude social sciences as well. Since the relationship between
man and the atom cries as loudly for attention as the atom it-
self, the Phoenix Project would focus at the University of Mich-
igan activities of all sorts which relate to the peace-time ap-
plitations of atomic energy. It is our suggestion that a consecu-
tive series of operations be planned, each one of which can be
carried out as soon as money is available. The first of these
should be applied for through the United States Atomic Energy
Commission immediately so that it might be in operation by
July 1, 1948. The exhaustion of operations is inconceivable be-
cause there will be a continual growth and development of new
projects out of those already begun.
RESOLVED: that the War Memorial Committee recom-
mend to the Board of Regents that the University create as
its War Memorial a Center to explore the ways and means
by which the potentialities of atomic energy may become
beneficent influences in the life of man.
Robert C. Angell
Roscoe O. Bonisteel
Arthur R. Derderian
Marvin L. Niehuss
Arthur M. Rude
E. Virginia Smith
Jacqueline K. Adams, Secretary
Erich A. Walter, Chairman
March 24, 1948
War Memorial Committee
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Atomic Energy Commission has learned with interest
of the proposal of the War Memorial Committee of tle Univer-
sity of Michigan to establish on the Michigan campus a perma-
nent living monument to the students, alumni and faculty of the
University who served the nation in World War II.
The aim to create an institution devoted to intensive study
of life mechanisms as they exist, together with research into the
effects of atomic energy upon man and his living environment,
is a welcome addition to the research facilities of the nation.
The Commission applauds the decision of the War Memorial
Committee to further knowledge in this new field and the intent
to explore the beneficial potentialities of atomic energy. From
the proposed center may come an answer to some of the urgent
biological problems of today. Funds of the Atomic Energy Com-
mission for basic research, its fellowship program and its train-
ing facilities are planned to assist in development of programs
of this broad type,
CARROLL L. WILSON
OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH
Washington 25, D.C.
30 Mar 1948
Chairman of Memorial Committee
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dear Doctor Walter:
... We in the Office of Naval Research are interested in and
sympathetic with the idea of the formation of Research Insti-
tutes. We believe them to be a highly efficient tool for the con-
duct of both basic and applied research. One reason for this lies
in the fact that the Institute is set up in a horizontal fashion,
thus affording assistance from numerous disciplines of sciences
all bearing upon a single field of endeavor.
The Medical Sciences Division of the Office of Naval Re-
search will be happy to render its support in any way possible
toward the organization of such a Medical Research Institute ...
C. W. SHILLING
Director, Med. Sciences Div.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is a special statement to The Daily
from John Hersey who wrote "Hiroshima," the famous description
of atomic destruction.)
"Never before in his history has man possessed such an am-
biguous power as he now does: power, that is, for infinite good
or-the choice, too, is his-for definitive evil. That power lies in
a phenomenon so complex that only a handful of men, a group
of perhaps one thousand scientists in a world containing two
and a half billion people, understands everything about it. The
Phoenix Project, it seems to me, symbolizes the hopeful aspects
of man's power and man's choice."
Tennury, Ilmar A.;
!Thomas, George S.;
Thompson, James A.
Thrun, Donald M.;
Belle Vernon, Pa.
G., Jr.; Schenect-
Tiefenthal, Robert W.; Grand Rapids,
Todd, James F.; Louisville, Ky.
Tomehik, Emil E.; Lansford, Pa.
yopoll, George G.; Kalamazoo, Mich.
,rredway,. Kenneth K.
Turner, Robert G.; Greenville, Miss.
Uhlmann, Robert W.; Birmingham,
Uhlmann. Rov C.: Birmingham. Mich.
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