THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1950
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Serves inArmy Through Error
leg Frederick Adams, who wasn't
supposed to be in the army in the
first place, is home after serving
two months by mistake.
His three-year reserve hitch
ended in June and he was not
eligible for recall, but there hap-
pened to be two corporals named
Charles F. Adams in Indiana.
He finally got the t a n g l e
straightened out when he happen-,
ed to run into Cpl. Charles Frat-
cis Adams at Fort Riley, Kans.
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By FLOYD THOMAS
Are you an atomshik, a grabbith
or an ear-owner?
You won't know unless you've
mastered the recent additions to
the American language revealed in
Fnk & Wagnall's "New Words.
and Words in the News."
AN "EAR-OWNER," according
to the supplement of current ex-
pressions, is anyone who can hear"
and therefore is open to radio ad-
vertising. The list of words F & W
thinks won't last until their next
dictionary also includes "grabbit,"
"Atomshik" means, to Pravda
anyhow, an American politician
6r soldier who advocates atomic
war. Americans are also accused
of "satellizing" other nations.
This phrase was coined, oddly
enough, by a conservative French
A verbal newcomer which was
bandied about in the recent elec-
tion is "McCarthyism," a deroga-
tory term for the investigation of
Communists in the State Depart-
ment. The word was usually flung
at a "Nacilbuper," which F & W
claimed is a humorous reversal cf
BURLEYCUE fans will be dis-
mayed to find that "G-string" now1
refers to a coaxial cable for tele-
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ROBERT Q. LEWIS,
A Michigan Alumnus
Also-Ronson, Zippo, Evans
L. G. BALFOUR Co. '
1319 South University
We Told Ya So!
PROPHETS IN THE LAND-The football team's surprise trip to the Rose Bowl this year has made
the Gamma Ph i Beta sorority members feel better about their homecoming display which finished
out of the money in the official judging but seems to have hit the nail right on the head when it
comes to the realm of prophecy.o
Mt. Etna EruptionMelts' Ice Business
By DAVIS CRIPPEN
Even the most loyal Harvard
man would be forced to describe
.that school's football record this
year as "horrible."
But what is the school at Cam-
bridge doing about the situation?
Are they upping their athletic
scholarships, sending alumni out
beating the rural bushes with dol-
NO, OF COURSE NOT. Harvard
is different, as any Harvard man
will tell you. First of all the
Crimson athletic authorities have
decided to bail out of the type of
competition they're in.
In mid-season they announ-
ced the dropping of Army and
Cornell-both of which plast-
ered them completely this year
-from their future schedules.
Secondly, as all Harvard men
seem ultimately to do, they turn-
ed to scholarship and hunted
through the files of term papers
presented to the Social Relations
THERE THEY FOUND a paper
by Rocky Stone, an outstanding
student in the department, and
also a guard for three years on
the Crimson eleven. Stone's pap-
er was on aggression in football.
Last year Stone had made a
study of the Harvard team, one
of the results of which was to
make a correlation. between a
player's aggressiveness and his
Stone determined the aggres-
siveness by a five point scale.
1. Whether they had high or low
gression ratings (this he found
HST Behind Bars
WASHINGTON -(A)- Work-
men have fastened heavy protec-
tive screens on windows of Blair
House-home of President Truman
while the White House is being
The screens were described as
.strong enough to repel some types
of missiles, but were not consider-
ed bullet proof.
POOR GRIDIRON YEAR:
Harvard Drops Tough
Teams from Schedule
from a gimmick called the The-
matic Apperception Tests (or
TATs). In a TAT, the subject is
shown a set of ambiguous pic-
tures. What he sees in ,this pic-
ture is supposed to show how cov-
ertly aggressive he is.
2. whether they were introvert-
ed or extroverted (found by a
poll of coaches and team mem-
Y whether they tackled with
their heads up or down;
4. whether they achieved su-
premacy over their opponents in
the games, and
5. whether they indulged fre-
quently in violent acts such as
slugging. These last three points
were determined by a close study
of films of Harvard games.
JUGGLING HIS findings in a
a way evidently only clear to him-
self, Stone divided the team up
into three groups. The first group,
made up of five or six men, were
They had high scores of covert
aggressiveness on their TATs,
were rated extroverted, tackled
with their heads held high and
frequently became violent.
A second group of about the
same size scored high on their
TATS, but frequently kept their
heads down while tackling, and
a majority of the time were best-
ed by the man opposing them in
THE MAJORITY of the team
moved along more evenly, Stone
found. They scored low on their
TATs, and were about average in
the other four categories.. Prac-
tically all the best players were
found in this group.
This last point of course is
the one which Harvard may use
to help rebuild its football for-
But Stone, evidently a realist
as well as a theoretician, thinks
the real answer to Harvard's dif-
ficulties lies in another direction.
"You can perfect this system
as much as you want," he remark-
ed sagely, "but it will never be a
substitute for a 210-pound tackle
who can do the 100 in 10 seconds."
ROME-(A)-The worst erup-
tion of Mt. Etna in a half century
hA brought to light the story of
the archbishop's snow.
All the snow that falls on Eur-
ope's tallest volcanicpeak belongs
to the Roman Catholic Arch-
bishop of Catania. It's his by a
grant dating back to medieval
times. And ever since then it's
been a considerable revenue pro-
ducer for the Catania Archdiocese.
* * *
PLENTY of snow falls on 10,-
758-foot high Mt. Etna.
For several thousand feet down
from its central crater, the vol-
cano is snow-capped most of the
Trenches are dug and shov-
eled full of snow. Before sum-
mer sets in, the white-packedI
trenches are covered with firi
tree branches to keep off the;
sun. The snow packs into nat-
That ice is a valuable commod-
ity all the sweltering summer in
Catania and a score of little sum-
mer resort villages along the east
Sicilian coast at the bottom of
IN EARLIEST days of the'
Red Cross Goal
Set at 85 Million
WASHINGTON - (P) - The;
American Red Cross, facing heavy1
new demands as a result of the
defense program, set a goal of $85,-1
000,000 for its 1951 fund campaign,1
starting March 1.
grant, there was no other refrig-
eration. Even now, the Etna snow
sells at just as good or better
prices than the artificially made
ice available in Catania.
Sicily was one of the birth-
places of ice cream. And in the
Catani area, Sicilians still ar-
gue that the Etna snow ice
cream has a better flavor than
ices made artificially.
Msgr. Carmelo Patane, 81, is
the present Archbishop of Cat-
ania. He has kept the Etna snow
grant going just as his predeces-
sors did before him.
There are no figures on how
much it is worth-but it is pre-
sumed to net the church several
thousand of dollars a year.
When Etna erupted violently
this week it melted away a little
of the snow. There are several
square miles of it left.
who can do the 100 in 10 8econds."
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