THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, NOVEM-ER 23, 1949
SKY TO SALT MINE:
Ups, Downs of Testing,
Cosmic Ray research has its ups
and downs according to University
From a height of 50,000 feet up
above the earth to a depth of 1100
feet down into the earth, research-
ers are measuring the amount and
intensity of Cosmic Rays.
LAST APRIL, ten high altitude,
"Family Portrait" has been
chosen by the speech department
as its second production of the fall
The drama will be presented
Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 at Lydia Men-
WRITTEN by Lenore Coffee
and William Joyce Cowen, "Fain-
ly mPortrait" gives a picture of the
family of Jesus and the effect .on
them of his departure from home
The play was first produced at
the Morosco Theatre in New
York with Judith Anderson in
the leading role of Mary. It was
highly praised by the critics for
its "honest 'andstraightforward
simplicity, tenderness of feel -
ing," its "fresh and poignant sig-
nificance' and its "moving ex-'
pression Hof truth and beauty."
In order to create a familiar and
contemporary feeling and to re-
move the play from the usual
stiffness of religious dramas, the
speech department will present
"Family Portrait' in a modern set-
ting, approximately the 19th cen-
DIRECTING THE play will be
Prof. Valentine Windt, who recent-
ly returned from Broadway, where
he directed the production of
"Twelfth Night" which originally
appeared in Ann Arbor in last
spring's Drama Festival.
"Family Portrait" was given
in 1939 by the speech depart-
ment, Prof. Windt also directing
this earlier production.
Mail orders for the play may be
sent to Play Production, Lydia.
Mendelssohn Theatre. The box
office will open Nov. 28th.
School with a History
The Sorbonne, founded in the
thirteenth century, is the college7
of science and letters at ,the Uni-I
versity of Paris.1
hydrogen filled balloons were re-
leased by Prof. William Nieren-
berg of the physics dept.
Attached to a special contain-
er on the balloons were photo-
graphic plates which recorded
the traces of the rays. The bal-
loons were equipped with instru-
ments designed by Prof. H. R.
Crane of the physics depart-
ment, which maintained a
Only one of the balloons re-
leased were recovered, the others
are believed to have been carried
by the wind and sunk in Lake
Erie, according to Prof. Nieren-
A WEATHER beaten container
and balloon were found on a
mountainside near Mahaney City,
Pennsylvania, some time last
month. Barely legible on the side
of the container were the words
"University of Michigan." The
finder of the balloon wrote the
University telling of its location.
But before he received an an-
swer from the University he sent
the materials to the Brookhaven
Laboratory at Upton, N.Y.
This caused further delay, but
the plates and instruments are
now in Prof. Nierenberg's posses-
A group of graduate students
working under' the supervision of
Prof. Wayne Hazen of the physics
department descend 1,1000 ft. into
a Detroit salt mine to record the
A WILSON CLOUD chamber
which photographs the streaks
caused by the rays and a Geiger
counter are used in this project.
Ony one out of ten thousand
rays which hit the earth have
enough energy to penetrate to the
depth of the cave, according to
To Confer Here
The 24th annual Michigan Ac-
counting Conference will be held
Saturday under the sponsorship
of the School of Business Admin-
Principal speakers will be J. H.
Stewart, president of the Ameri-
can Institute of Accountants;
Prof. Clare E. Griffin, of the
School of Business Administra-
tion; Richard B. McEntire, com-
Imissioner on the Securities and
Exchange Commission and Fred
Maytag II, president of the May-
CAMPUS COPS SAFEGUARD BALLOT BOXES-Campus police Ike Slander, nearest truck, and
Harold E. Swoverland, on his left keep a wary eye on Assistant to the Dean of Students John Gwin,
laboriously dragging a ballot bax out of a University truck. He is assisted by SL member, Pris Ball.
Legislator Jim Storrie, far right, carries a calculator, one of three borrowed from the Bus Ad School
to be used during election ballot counting at the Union last night. (See story page 1.)
Men To Enter
Three University law students
will participate in a moot court
competition sponsored by the Ju-
nior Bar 'Activities Committee of
the Association of the Bar on De-
cember 1 and 2 in New York City.
The students, Gywnne Myers
'50L, Richard Conn '50L, and Gor-
don Boozer '50L, will leave for
New York by plane on November
THIS IS the first time the Uni-
versity Law School has been rep-
resented at the New York compe-
tition, according to Prof. Charles
W. Joiner, of the Law School.
"If the program is successful,
it will be continued with win-
ners of the Junior Case Clubs
arguments representing the Law
School in the future, Prof.
Leading students from 17 law
schools will argue on an elimina-
tion basis in four rounds of argu-
ments covering two days.
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THE UNIVERSITY team will
meet representatives of Albany
Law School in the preliminary
The caz u : argue involves
constitutional questions raised
by a confession obtained from
the defendant while he was al-
legedly detained illegally by the
other schools participating in
the competition are Yale, Colum-
bia, Cornell, Fordham, New York
University, University of Chicago
Four graduate students and two
faculty members of the anthrop-
ology department will attend the
annual Plain Archeology Confer-
ence at Lincoln, Nebraska Thurs-
day through Saturday.
Prof. James B. Griffin and Prof.
Albert C. Spaulding will present
papers at the conference.
Students participating in the
conference are Glenn Kleinsasser,
Edward G. Skully, Steven G. Wil-
liams, and Wilfred D. Logan.
High School Meet
High School students from all
parts of Michigan will attend the
fifth annual Michigan High
School Conference Dec. 9 here.
The conference will consider
problems of student self-govern-
Familiar buckets of shiny zinc
will greet students and Ann Ar-
borites at their favorite street cor-
ners next week as the annual Gal-
ens Christmas Drive gets under
Some 30,000 tags will be sold on
Dec. 2 and 3 by members of Gal-
ens, an honorary medical society,
to provide for the needs of the
children at University Hospital.
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A SPECIAL Christmas program,
with gifts for hospital children,
will be sponsored with the proceeds
of the drive.
Also, the drive will contribute
funds to support the Galens
workshop at the hospital. This
shop provides recreation as well
as instruction in many arts and
Women living in Sarah Caswell
Angell House honored the name-
sake of their dormitory with a spe-
cial dinner last night.
Special guests were President
Alexander G. Ruthven and Prof.
F. Clever Bald, who related inci-
dents recorded in the diary of Mr.
Angell. Mrs. Angell was the wife
of James Burrill Angell, president
of the University, 1871-1909.
crafts for children who are pa-
tients at the hospital.
Galens' Christmas tag day drives
have been an Ann Arbor tradition
EACH YEAR the buckets are
manned by members of the medi-
cal society so that expenses can
be kept to a bare minimum.
"This year, a local printing
shop is printing our 30,000 tags
absolutely free," Bill Newlander,
'50M, said. "We hope to hold our
total expenses under $50."
Last years drive netted more
than $5,000-all from the sale of
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NEWLANDER stressed the fact
that the Galens drive aids hospital
children during the entire year,
through the craft hop and the in-
struction in arts and crafts which
Its immediate purpose, how-
ever, is to provide a pleasant
yuletide season for the children,
many of whom have to spend
Christmas far from home.
Displays will appear in the win-
dows of the Ann Arbor Trust
Building as well as Wahr's and
Kresge's on State Street, and they
will show how Galens' drive funds
Galens Open Annual
Christmas Drive Dec. 2
Ev ans Slippers
H AND TURNED
Prof John F Shephard, of the
psychology department, and Le-
roy Waterman, professor emeritus
of Semitics, have joined a list of
108 sponsors of a National Con-
ference Against Deportation Hys-
Sponsored by the American
Committee for Protection of For-
eign Born, the conference will be
held December 3 and 4 in Detroit.
PROF. WATERMAN explained
that the conference is designed to
focus public attention on the "ten-
dency of the Justice Department
to deport anyone who has a taint
"The Committee hopes to se-
cure the full benefit of the Am-
erican court system for foreign
born persons who may be un-
justly treated by the Justice De-
partment," he said.
The committee grew out of the
Wcrkers' Defense League which
helped provide equal justice for
workers, for example Negro la-
borers who might get into trouble
in the South, he added.
THE COMMITTEE has been in
existence for at least five years,
Prof. Waterman estimated. He has
supported the group for the past
two years, he said.
Prof. Shephard first heard of
the group a few months ago when
the committee asked him to serve
as a conference sponsor.
Thanksgiving breakfast and an
intercultural retreat Saturday and
Sunday at Pinebrook farms will
highlight weekend activities plan-
ned by the Student Religious As-
A complete Thanksgiving break-
fast, open to the general student
body, will be served for 35 cents at
9 a.m. in Lane Hall's Fireside
Room. Reservations can be made
by calling Lane Hall by 5:30 p.m.
Those attending the intercultur-
al retreat will leave Lane Hall at
2:30 p.m. Saturday and return
Sunday afternoon. Joanne Smith
of the Lane Hall staff advises stu-
dents attending to bring plenty of
warm clothing and blankets.
Reservations for the retreat,
which costs $2.50, will be accepted
today at Lane Hall.
That's My Pop
The face of Matthew in de Vin-
ci's "Last Supper" has the profile
of Leonardo's father.
ELECTION BROADCAST-On the spot coverage of ballot count-
ing at campus election headquarters in the Union is afforded by
the speech department's daily news broadcast over station WHRV
as Tom Cramer, second from left, interviews John Ryder, left, Stu-
dent Legislature president, Ginny Bauer, SL publicity director,
and Peter Hotton, Daily reporter, extreme right. The recorded in-
terview will be broadcast at 12:30 p.m. today, along with a sum-
mary of final returns. Early returns were broadcast late last
night direct from the Union.
Flight Training To Augment
A new flight testing program
has been added to the curriculum
for aeronautical engineers at the
The course will instruct students
in the methods and equipment us-
ed to gather data during airplane
flights, has been supplemented by
the purchase of a used North
American Navion plane.
The plane has a 185 horse-
power engine, tricycle retract-
able landing gear, radio compass,
standard two band transmitter
and receiver, and can carry four
persons, including a pilot.
Special instruments have been
installed to enable the students to
ing ground preparations," ac-
cording to Prof. Emerson Conlon
of the aeronautical engineering
"The students will spend from
one to three hours in the air on
test flights. Besides flying time,
the students spend one afternoon
a week calibrating and installing
instruments, and analyzing data
obtained in the air," he added.
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