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November 11, 1948 - Image 3

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Missionary Back at 'U';
Tells of Many Experiences

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Student Advisers Are Needed
For SL Orientation Program

The life of a missionary is a
pretty down to earth business,
especially if he is a doctor among
primitive Arabs.
That is the history of Dr. Wells
Thoms, '17 M, who has returned
to Ann Arbor after seventeen
years of missionary work in lit-
tle known regions of southeast
FOR THE LAST nine years, Dr.
Thoms has run a hospital in the
port city of Muscat in the province
of Oman, tucked away in a corner
of the Arabian peninsula.
He became the first white
christian ever to penetrate the
interior mountainous regions of
the country, in 1943.
He found, "nothing there to in-
Law School
Sets Date for
Entrance Test
Six Hour Exam To
Be Given Saturday
The newly required Law School
Admission Test will be given this
Saturday to applicants for admis-
sion to the Law School in the sum-
mer and fall terms of 1949.
Beginning at 9 a.m. and contin-
uing in the afternoon, the six-hour
exam will prevent the participants
from seeing the football game.
'' * *
HOWEVER, the Law School
considers it highly desirable for
applicants to take the test at this
time since it facilitates the entire
admission procedure.
The test questions are designed
to measure the candidate's un-
derstanding of words and word
relationships, ability to read
with discrimination, and capac-
ity to reason logically in terms
of verbal and non-verbal sym-
Scores on the Test will be used
by individual law schools to sup-
plement the other available cri-
teria for determining admission.
* * *
THE EXAM will next be given
on February 19, 1949, and those
students interested in taking it
may obtain application blanks
either at the Law School or at the
Bureau of Psychological Services,
110 Rackham.

dicate that this was the twentieth
* * *
the expedition Dr. Thoms gave the
natives their first taste of modern
The first night out, one of the
Arabs, after watching the voice
box quizzically for several hours,
turned to Dr. Thoms and asked,
"When does he come out to eat?"
Missionaries do not try to force
their medical or religious beliefs
on the people, but wait for a
chance to prove their worth, Dr.
Thoms said.
* * *
IN 1943 A TERRIBLE small-pox
epidemic swept the country killing
thousands and threatening the en-
In desperation, the govern-
ment which had previously for-
bidden vaccination, asked the
doctor to help the people. Work-
ing day and night, the whole
missionary staff vaccinated over
100,000 people, stopping the epi-
Most of the time the Arabs were
friendly, but once in a while they
couldn't understand what we
were doing, Dr. Thoms said.
HE ONCE traveled two hundred
miles into the interior in a futile
attempt to save the life of a sheik.
The man died minutes after Dr.
Thomas arrived.
"A relative of the dead man
told me to get out of there
quickly, by a different route,"
Dr. Thoms said.
He took the advice and learned,
after he reached the city, that a
group of the sheik's friends had
planned to ambush him on the
way home. "They thought I was
responsible for their chief's
Dr. Thoms will be at Lane Hall
until Saturday to interest students
in five hundred missionary posi-
tions now open. "Doctors, teach-
ers, preachers and agricultural
advisors are needed," he said.
Slosson To Broadcast
Prof. Preston W. Slosson's se-
ries of radio news commentaries
have been resumed over stations
4:00 p.m. Mondays.
Prof. Slosson was sponsored over
WWJ from 1941 to 1947.


for travel over swamps, pot holes,
the Marine Corps at Quantico, Va.
under the wheels of the vehicle.

new device has been developed for use with the military jeep
bogs, soft beaches and heavy underbrush. It is being tested by
The cage is a continuous road matting on rollers which runs

Genius Gives Gargoyle's Gags Gate

The Veterans Administration
has announced thaat positions as
pharmacists will be available toj
this year's pharmacy graduates of
accredited colleges, and who reg-
ister as pharmacists in one of the
states or the District of Columbia.
THE VETERANS Administra-
tion has reported that failure to
receive subsistence checks may be
due to failure on the part of the
veteran to identify himself prop-
erly when corresponding with VA.
To avoid delays, use full name,
address and claim number on all
forms and correspondences.
- *. *
A SAVINGS in insurance pay-
ments is available to veterans who
are still paying their premiums on
a monthly basis, VA insurance of-
ficials point out.
VA explained that the approxi-
mately 90 per cent of the veterans
who are currently paying month-
ly premiums can receive an an-
nual 3 per cent discount by pay-
ing on a quarterly, semi-annual or
annual basis. At the same time,
the possibility of a policy lapsing
is lessened with the fewer pay-
* * *
VETERANS with disability rat-
ings of 60 per cent or more should
submit documentary evidence of
dependency, in order to qualify
for increased compensation pay-
ments, according to VA officers.
Extensive Waterpower
The equipment of forty years
ago converted about 85 per cent of
the power in falling water into
mechanical energy. In 1920 effi-
ciency reached about 93 per cent,
and little improvement has been
made since.


Student Experts for next se-
mester's orientation program are
being lined up by student legis-
lator Bill Gripman.
Seniors with a B average in tlie
literary college, business admin-
istration school, -engineering col-
lege and music school are wanted.
INTERESTED seniors can con-
tact Gripman before 9:30 p.m. at
The Student Expert program
was originated by the Student
Legislature last spring and ex-
panded this fall.
Under the system, freshmen and
transfer students can get advice
on concentration from upper
classmen who have had experience
in their particular fields.
THE EXPERTS will act as sup-
plement to the academic counsel-
lors, Gripman said.

French Comedy

This year, the SL Experts will
be assisted by Wyvern, junior
women's honor society.
Student Experts receive all the
advantages of orientation advisors,
including meals and early registra-
tion, Gripman said.
The Experts advised over a
thousand students during the last
orientation period.
Art Discussion
To Take Place
Here Sunday
Students who are mystified, by
modern art will have a chance to
have it explained by Prof. Chet
La More, college of Architecture
and Design, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday
at the University of Art, Alumni
Memorial Hall.
Each contemporary painting
which is in the November exhibit
from the Albright Art Gallery will
be analyzed.
Interested in surrealism, Prof.
La More has just finished his
fourth one man exhibition in New
York. For several years he taught
at the Albright Art School, Buf-
His work is well known in va-
rious public collections and he is
noted as a print maker of silk
screen prints. He was graduated
with an MA in art history from
the University of Wisconsin.

To Be Given

"Well young man, speak up,"
the University's foremost olo-
gist said firmly, fondling a snake,
"What in the name of all that's
Republican is so fine about the
New Gargoyle?"
"If you please, sir,"Doug Park-
er, Garg managing editor, put in
from a' distance, "the New Gar-
goyle will bring the campus new
life, new spirit, new romance, new
virility, . ."
* * *
"OOPS, none of that, kiddo, the
Dean of Women's office would
never have it. Get you kicked off
campus, you know."
"Well look, put it this way.
Students are listless, they're
tired, world-weary. They want
something alive, something vital,
something exciting. This new
Gargoyle will give them all a
shot in the arm."
"Too late, my boy. Health Serv-
ice beat you to it last week, gave
the whole campus those flu shots.
Got a Kleenex with you?
* *
"SAY," THE reptile raconteur
continued, blowing heartily, "you
ever see what a cold germ does to
an amoeba? There's a story for
you, print that in your magazine.
What do you call it again? No dirty
jokes, I hope. Can get you ex-
pelled for that. You sure you got
an eligibility card?"

"Yes sir,, well you see, what
this campus needs is a tonic, a
stimulant. Caffeine is gone, no-
nod is out, benzedrine is passe.
With the New Gargoyle on the
market, the campus will have a
new kind of drug."
"New Gargoyle's a drug on the
market, you say. Maybe we can
find a place for you in Grad
School. No communists writing for
your magazine, are there? Get you
kicked off campus, you know."
. * * *
"BUT SIR, we have two very
fine Hopwood winners in this is-
sue. One's about a man who's
'Gonna Play Trumpet With'
Bechet,' and . ..
"No trumpet playing after 11
p.m., I hope. Quiet hours, you
know. Get you expelled if
you're not careful."

"Well then, there's the 'Cogito,
a Dialogue in the Manner of
Plato,' which . .."
"GREEK, EH? Nothing against
ERP, is there? Can't say the new
Atministration would like that.
Get you kicked off campus one of
these days, sonny. Better watch
"Also there's some terrific
poems and some top-notch pho-
tography in our non-profit
Gargoyle, and ...
"Non-profit?" the protoplasm
pundit cried, leaping up and fold-
ing the managing editor in his
arms. "My boy, this is wonder-
ful. If you're non-profit, you can
do anything you like at Michigan,
naturally. You've doubled the
rates for outstate students, of

The Art Cinema League will
present Ben Jonson's "Volpone"
at 8:30 p.m. today, Friday and
Saturday in the Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre.
The highly successful French
comedy-drama stars Harry Baur
as Volpone, and Louis Jouvet as
Mosca. The film was shown here
last year.




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Softly draped crepes
Pastel corduroys ideally
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Rich velveteens in the
new winter shades
Failles crisply tailored
for dressy evenings
priced froan


Mr. Jackson will autograph copies of his books,
"All Conference Tackle," and "Tournament Forward."
The public is invited to meet this well-known author.

noted writer of children's books,

will be at our store at 3:00 P.M. tomorrow.



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