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(Continued from Page 2) sign, marketing or business ad-
ministration majors for supervi-
be junior and sophomore women sion of clerical personnel, and
respectively. Anyone interested accounting. There are also a lim-
phone for an appointment (23- ited number of openings for wo-




Gruesome Gila Monsters
Caged, Tame at Museum

225) any week day between 8 a.m.
and 6 p.m.
List of approved social events
for the coming week-end:
February 17 -
Alpha ' Tau Omega
Delta Tau Delta
Lawyer's Club
Phi Delta Phi
Phi Rho Sigma
Phi Sigma Kappa
Winchell House
C February 18 -
Alpha Rho Chi
Phi Delta Phi
Intercollegiate Zionist Federa-
tion of America.
Late permission for women stu-
dents who attended "The Rape of.
1 Lucretia" on Feb. 12 will be no
later than 10:45 p.m.
-Judiciary Council
The S. S. Kresge Company will
be interviewing at the Bureau of
hntnr!- an- rm.... "Onh 4n -r-

men. .
A representative from the Boy
Scouts of America will be inter-
viewing at the Bureau of Appoint-
ments on Wed., Feb. 21 for men
for their executive training pro-
A representative from the Al-
lied Chemical and Dye Company
will be interviewing on Wed., Feb.
21' for chemists and chemical en-
gineers who will be getting a mas-
ter's or doctor's degree.
For further information and
appointments call at the Bureau
of Appointments, Room 3528, Ad-
ministration Building, or phone
31511, extension 371.
The Mare Island Naval Ship-
yard, Vallejo, California, has
openings for naval architects, el-
ectrical, marine, mechanical and
structural engineers, architects,
metallurgists, rubber technolo-
gists, and physicists, graduating
in June or August.
Academic Notices

It must be tough to be a Gila
monster-even your best friends
desert you.
And your family leaves you cold
as soon as you can crawl.
These pathetic poisonous lizards
with their orange-and-black
stripes, purple forked tongues and
inch-long claws can be seen dozing
daily in their cages on the second
floor of the Museum.


only 18 inches long-is the deadli-
est of all lizards"' Irving Reimann,
Prefect of the Exhibits; explained,
"but don't let its dumb look fool
you. It hangs on like a bulldog
one it sinks its teeth into you."
The teeth of the lower jaw of
these ugly creatures are grooved
and poison oozes into the raw


Appointments Tues., Feb. 20, for Make-upExaminations, Botany
their Executive Training Pro- 1 and 3: Thurs., Feb. 22, 7 p.-
gram. The Group Meeting will be in., Room 2033, Natural Science.
held Mon., Feb. 19. All who missed the regular exam-
A representative from the Uni- ination in either of these two
ted States Rubber Company, Mis- courses must take it on this date.
hawauka, Indiana will be inter-
viewing at the Bureau of Ap- Make-up Examination, Philo-
pointmentsnon Tues., Feb. 20. sophy 34: Mon., Feb. 19, 1:30-
Thyare interested in June and 4:30 p.m. (2 hour exam), Room
August graduates for production 1213, Angell Hall. All who missed
supervision, chemical engineers the regular exam must take it on.
or chemists for control or devel-: that date.
opment work, management engi-
neering, industrial engineering, Astronomical Colloquium: Fri.,
product engineering, plant engi- Feb. 16, 4:15 p.m., at the Observ-
neering, mechanical engineer or atory. "Objective Prism Radial
design major for style and de- I (Continued on Page 4)

Grads Receive
Three University students are
among 89 graduate students from'
33 countries receiving Rotary
Foundation Fellowships for over-
seas study in 1951-52.
The three students-John H.
Griffith, Grad., of Vicksburg,
Michigan; Paul R. Mclsaac, Grad.,
of Ithaca, New York; and William
W. Milligan, '51L. of Sidney. Ohio
--were named yesterday as recipi-
ents of the fellowships by a com-
mittee of, Rotarians meeting in
Griffith, who is now a teaching
fellow in history at the University,
will spend his fellowship year in
Europe. McIsaac, a doctoral stu-
dent at the University, plans to
spend his fellowship year in Great
Milligan, president of the Senior
Class at the University Law School,
wil study international and com-
mercial law in South America.

wound from the glands along
the side, he continued.
"And when they're irritated,
they really his-s-s," ,Keimann said.
** *
GILAS ARE speed demons, too.
"These devils can jump sideways
and reverse their positions in mid-
air. So, if a Gila has his back to
you, you never know. In a split-
second, he can be face to face with
"It's not a very pretty pos-
sibility, is it?" Reimann asked.
The Gila monster carries its food
reservoir in its tail, as the camel
carries his in its hump.
"We can always tell when Gila
is hungry. His blunt tail becomes
very thin, but even so, he can live
months without food. This reser-
voir acts as a sort of kitchen cup-
board-and it takes him a long
timd to empty it," Reimann said.
* * *
BUT ONE of the most interest-
ing facts about the Gila monster
is the effect of the sun on its tough
little hide.
"Here in captivity, they are
comparatively tame and are con-
tent just to eat and sleep. But if
we take them out in the sun and
hput them on a warm sandbag,
they really get mean.
They hiss, their mouths fly
open and they get very excitable.
It's possible that their hides act
as a sponge by absorbing the
sun's rays, and I guess theyjust
can't stand too much sunlight."
The Gila monster gets its name
from the huge Gila River in Ari-
zona where many of the little
beasts make their home.
"And as farasmost people are
concerned-they can stay there,"
Reimann added.

Don McNeil
Elected YD
The Young Democrats, in their
first meeting of the semester, last
night elected new officers to serve
until June.
Elected by unanimous vote were
Don McNeil, Grad., president;
Fran Wagman, '52L, vice-presi-
dent; Leah Marks, '52, correspond-
ing secretary; Charles Arnade,
Grad., recording secretary; Ernest
Mayerfeld, '51L, treasurer.
* * * -
TAKING THE only contested
positions were Lyn Marcus, '53L,
and Janet Klein, '51, both mem-
The new officers, outlining
plans for the current semester,
emphasized the importance of
member activities in this spring's
state and local elections. Point-
ing out that two University Re-
gents were to be elected this
year, McNeil noted that the YD
would play a major role. in the
Describing plans for a "poli-
tical workshop" designed to ac-
quaint the YD's and the rest of
the campus with grass-roots poli-
tical organization and techniques,
McNeil said the "course" would
last two days and would take place
in early March.
At the same time member-at-
large Marcus moved that the club
request that the State Democratic
committee appoint a full-time
Young Democrat organizer to pro-
mote the growth and activities of
clubs in all parts of Michigan.
This motion was passed.
Looking ahead to the coming
state convention, Marcus empha-
sized the need of building up local
membership to secure more dele-
gates. Predicting a split in Demo-
cratic ranks at the convention,
Marcus observed that strong YD
delegations might be able to ef-
fect a unification of the factions.
Ryder Heads
Men's Judic
In an election yesterday after-
noon, John Ryder, '53L, was elect-
ed president of the Men's Judici-
ary Council.
At the same time, Dave Pease,
'51F & C, was reelected secretary
of the organization for the second
semester. Pease, a resident, of
Cincinnati, O., is a member of
Retiring president, Jim Smith,
'53L, of Shaker Heights, O., do-
nated a gavel to Men's Judic at
the meeting.

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ATOM WASHER-Prof. Gerald M. Ridenour, of the public health
school tests 'an automatic washing machine for radioactive
bacteria with a Geiger Counter, while conducting research on
sanitary problems of automatic washers.
.* * * *
New Experiments Detect Tub
Bacteria by GeigerCounter

'U' Program
Of Flu Shots
To Continue
The Health Service will begin
its second day of influenza vac-
cination at 8 a.m. today.
Students, faculty, student wives
and University employes may get
"flu" shots from 8 to 11:30 a.m.
and 1 to 4:30 p.m. today and 8 to
11:30 a.m. tomorrow. Vaccination
,takes about 10 minutes.
Students will enter the north
door of the Health Service for free
shots, and must show their iden-
tification cards. Faculty, student
wives and employes will use the
south door and must pay $1.
Dr. Warren Forsythe, director of
the Health Service, cited recent
outbreaks of influenza in Buffalo
and Texas in urging all students
to be innoculated. But he appar-
ently did not expect all 17,000
students on campus to get shots;
the Health Service obtained only
4,000 doses.
Dr. Forsythe warned that con-
centrated housing of students
would make an influenza epidemic
especially dangerous here.
Finian's Rainbow
Parts StillOpen
There are still openings for
Negro dancers and singers in the
forthcoming Student Players' pro-
duction of "Finian's Rainbow," ac-
cording to Burt Sapowich, pro-
ducer for the organization.
Tryouts will be held at 7 p.m.
today and at 2 p.m.'on Sunday in
the Union. Room numbers will be
The musical comedy will be pre-
sented on April 19, 20 and 21 in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.


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"Rub a-dub dub, seven isotopes
in a tub," will replace the pro-
verbial three men in the title of
the well-known nursery rhyme if
workers in the public health school
have anything to say about it.
:The researchers are using radio-
active phosphorus in studying the
sanitation conditions of automatic
washing machines. Thus the
atomic age has finally caught up
withour age-old nursery rhymes.
* * *
THE GOOD of radioactivating
our washing machines is definite-
ly questionable, but Prof. Gerald
M. Ridenour, who is directing the
public health workers, has his own
good reasons.
"Existing bacteriological tests
were not feasible for studying
automatic washers," he said, "so
about a year ago we came up
with the idea of radioactivating
our test bacteria and then test-
ing the sanitary properties of
the washing machines with a
Geiger counter."
Briefly, here's how the test
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the radioactive phosphorus, which
they readily absorb. The "tagged"
bugs are then mixed with a spe-
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cial soil preparation and smeared
cloth patches which are washed
with a regular load of laundry. f
After the wash, the patches
are Geiger Countered to determ-
ine how much bacteria remains
in them. The washing water and
machine are also tested for rad-
ioactive residue.
The results of the research will
not be availableeuntil June, but
Prof. Ridenour emphasized that
there was no apparent health haz-
ard in today's washing procedure.
The research, sponsored by the
National Sanitation Foundation,
was an attempt to evaluate more
accurately the sanitary properties
of modern washing techniques
than has heretofore been possible.

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Those special hands...,the guiding, teach-
ing hands of the occupational therapist
or the physical therapist ... the strength-
giving hands of the hospital dietitian...
are the ones Air Force men in hospitals
look to with admiration and respect.
Those mending hands are hands to fly
with ... the skilled fingers that bring the
flying and supporting men of the Air
Force back to duty strong and healthy.
Graduates and prospective graduates
in occupational or physical therapy, or

dietetics, can now have interesting,
challenging careers as commissioned
officers with good pay and allowances in
the Women's Medical Specialist Corps
of the U. S. Air Force Medical Service.
Opportunities for further professional
education are also available.
Regular and reserve commissions are of-
fered to qualified specialists in these fields.
Write for details to The Surgeon General,
U. S. Air Force, Washington 25, D. C.
U. S. Air Force Medical Service

New Publication
A book, "Employee Benefit Plans
in Operation," written by Jay V.
Strong, a. former lecturer in the
School of Business Administration,
was recently published in Wash-
ington, D. C.
Strong's survey of benefit plans
was conducted under the spon-
sorship of the University Bureau of
Industrial Research.

One-year Course
leads to

" Prepare to step into a responsible
executive position in the retailing
field: buying, advertising, fashion,
Spersonnel. Specialized training, ex-
I elusively for college graduates, covers
merchandising, personnel manage-
ment, textiles, storeorganization, sales
promotion, and all phases of store
activity. Realistic approach under
store-trained faculty. Classes are com-
bined with paid store work. Students
are usually placed before graduation.
Co-educational. Master's degree.
Limited enrollment. Write Admissions
Office for Bulletin C.







Dietetic Internships, occupationalTherapyAffil-
S iates, and Physical Therapy Training Courses
are offered to selected individuals. For informa-
tion, write to The Surgeon General, U. S. Air
Force, Washington 25, D. C.










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