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December 20, 1951 - Image 4

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Prof. Sutton To Paint
Unusual Bird in Mexico

Noses Snub Santa

An opportunity to paint a rare
:exican bird, the bearded wood
artridge, presented an irresistible
mptation to Prof. George M.
Ltton, University Ornithologist,
ta Kappa Nu
raps Twenty

who left for Mexico by train this
The rest of the members of the
expedition will join Prof. Sutton
in Baton Rouge, La., and the
whole group will continue on to
the State of San Luis Potosi, Mex-
ico, where Dr. Sutton will have a
chance to paint the bearded wood
partridge fromlife.
* * *

Eta Kappa Nu, national honor-
ary engineering fraternity, initiat-
ed 20 members Tuesday night at
a banquet at the Allenel Hotel.
J. C. McElhany, director of edu-
cation and training at the General
Motors Research Laboratories, was
the principle speaker.
Those selected for membership
were: Melvin Anderson, '52E, Hart-
well Anway, '52E, Lester Arquette,
'52E, Arthur Bublitz, '53E, Ken-
neth Chase, '52E, Edward Gilbert,
'52E, Elmer Gilbert, '52E, Eugene
Haas, '53E, Jack Jennings, '52E,
Eric Khu, '53E.
Richard Kroll, '52E, William
Masters, '52E, John Oliver, '53E,
Charles Potter, '52E, Donald Roth-
schild, '52E, Robert E. Scott, '52E,
James Shaner, '53E, Russell Vance,
'53E, John Varterasian, '52E, and
Warren Williamson, '52E.
Engineers' Society
Elects Prof. Kohl
Prof. John C. Kohl of the en-
gineering college was elected sec-
retary-treasurer of the Michigan
Section of the American Society of
Civil Engineers at the Society's
regular monthly meeting last week
in Detroit.

THE BIRD, which is so rare
that it has not even been included
in recent books on Mexican birds,
was discovered by a group of orni-
thologists from Louisiana State
Not only did they rediscover
the bird, which hasn't been
seen for about 100 years, but
they also succeeded in getting
some young and vadult speci-
The five dis(Piverers and Prof.
Sutton, will use a single panel-
truck in traveling around Mexico.
While Prof. Sutton paints the
bird, the other members of the
party will collect specimensand
materials for the Louisiana State
University project of a state-wide
study of the birds of San Luis
' * * *
Prof. Sutton, who is also re-
search consultant of the Museum
of Zoology, has mace seven trips
below the border since 1938.
Often called "the second John
James Audubon," he has complet-
ed about 100 bird pictures. His
most recent work, a series of
paintings of Mexican birds is be-
ing sponsored for publication by
the Foundation of Neotropical Re-

-Daily-Larry Wilk
CHRISTMAS DE-EMPHASIS-Screeching "Bah, Christmas, hum-
bug!" Gargoyle editor Peg Nimz, '53 and Generation staffer Bob
Golten, '54 are engaged in their annual ] re-Easter eggrolling con-
test. In keeping with the spirit of the occasion, the joint office
of the two publications in the Student Publications Bldg. is
adorned with a maypole, an Easter bunny and signs commemor-
ating everything from the laying of the transatlantic cable to
the Bolshevik revolution.
Appropriations Request
Made at $25,830,000

J-Hop Tickets
Reservations forJ-Hop tick-
ets can be made in the Admin-
istration Building. The booth
will be open from 8 a~m. to 5
p.m. today and tomorrow.
SL Delays
bias Action
,To February
(Continued from Page 1)
supported removal of constitu-
tional barriers at its national
Failing this, it would lose SAC
3) The IFC reconsideration
motion, by Mike McNerney, '53,
calling on the IFC to change its
mind on its bias stand and ac-
ceptthe study committee report.
After an hbur of debate on the
three plans, a straw vote was taken
to decide the committee of the
whole's report back tothe floor.
After the McNerney motion was
eliminated in a preliminary ballot,
the committee chose the second
policy by a 22-14 count.
ATTACHED TO both the time
limit and study committee mo-
tions was a preamble aimed at re-
futing the "property rights" argu-
ments used by retired University
President Alexander G. Ruthven in
vetoing last year's similar time
Nine specific regential and
SAC rulings, such as drinking
restrictions, women's hours cur-
tailments and driving regula-
tions, were listed as alleged vio-
lations of "property rights."
In supporting his motion, Beers
emphasized that he and co-author
Miss Marks were in favor of the
time limit idea, but were con-
vinced that there was no chance
of it clearing both SAC and Presi-
dent Harlan H. Hatcher now.
"A bird in the hand is worth
several in the bush." he said. "We
should get the strongest measure
that is practical-and this is as
strong a motion as would have a
chance of University clearance."
*) * *
BEERS POINTED out further
that if SL forced the time limit
issue again now and it was vetoed
or turned down by the SAC, it
would make a time limit impossi-
ble for a long time.
"However, if we work gradu-
ally, we may be able to obtain
the time limit sooner," he rea-
Baker, however, s p o k e out
against "half-hearted measures."
Conversations with some of the
top men in the Law School have
indicated that the University's
"property rights' argument is com-
pletely untenable legally, he add-

An outstanding contribution to
scientific knowledge has been
made by the astronomy depart-
ment in the form of a Photometric
Atlas of the Near Infra-Red Solar
The men who compiled this solar
atlas are Prof. Leo Goldberg, di-
rector of the University Observa-
tory, Prof. Orren C. Mohler, assist-
ant director of the McMath-Hul-
bert Observatory, and Prof. A.
Keith Pierce, director of the Mc-
Math-Hulbert Observatory.
* -
IN A REVIEW of the atlas in
the Michigan Alumnus, the work
is predicted to be "hailed by as-
tronomers and other spectrosco-
pists as marking an epoch."
The science of spectroscopy
gives information about the phy-

'U' Astronomers Collaborate
On Atlas of Solar Spectrum

sical condition of heavenly bod-
ies providing the basis for the
whole science of astrophysics.
The new solar atlas supple-
ments and extends earlier obser-
vations, providing a detailed map
in a range completely outside that
of visual and photographic mea-
The discovery of this new in-
formation has been made possible
by a new method of recording, and
by using a recently developed
photo-cell, which responds to
much, longer wave lengths than
any previously available.
Among the new facts presented
about solar phenomena, those con-
cerning the upper atmosphere of
the earth have been the most
striking to astronomers.

Florida Trip
To Be Planned
The Wolverine club is planning
to sponsor a train trip to Florida
for students when spring vacation
rolls around.
Plans have been laid for char-
tering a special all-student train
to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Hotel
accommodations will be provided
at the other end of the line, and
glass bottom boat trips, fishing ex-
cursions and everglade expeditions
will be arranged.
Beach parties and trips to near-
by Miami are also being planned.
Both the round-trip train jour-
ney and hotel accommodations
will be offered at reduced rates.
This is the first time that the
Wolverine Cub has sponsored a
trip during spring vacation.
Further details will be an-
nounced later.


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for the

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ditional 50 students to be enrolled
in the Medical School-$150,000.
2-Salary and wage adjust-
ments made necessary by in-
creased living costs and competi-
tive wage and salary levels-
3-General operating increases.
These include such things as ad-
ditional instructional and operat-
ing supplies, effect of higher prices
and increased maintenance to
make up for deficiencies of recent
4-Staff increases, including
Union Will Close
Pic Contest Jan. 8
Students who plan to enter the
Union photographic contest \are
urged to prepare their pictures
during Christmas recess so they
can meet the Jan. 8 deadline, ac-
cording to Ruedi Gingras, '54.
A $5 prize will be awarded to
the best picture in each classifi-



restoration of 40 of the 114
teaching positions given up in
the last two years and replace-
ment of junior personnel with
higher qualified persons-$301,-
5-Equipment replacement -
* *.*
ON THE building front, besides
financing the library project, the
$5,385,000 figure is budgeted to
provide the following construction
1-Two hundred and fifty
thousand dollars for a University
fire station and training center.
The station is needed, accord-
ing to University officials, to
provide additional fire protec-
tion for school properties.
2-Money to finish the Angell
Hall addition and the Out-Patient
Clinic. Requests are $1,308,403 for
the Angell building and $726,800
for the clinic.
3-Funds to provide a class.
room wing and library addition
to the Kresge Medical Research
A sum of $750,000 is being re-
quested to fix University Hospital,
which has not had an overhauling
since it was built in 1924.sOther
buildings on the "fixit" list are
the Natural Science and Architec-
ture Bldgs.
The appropriation request is
currently being considered by the
State budget division. Gov. G.
Mennen Williams is slated to make
his recommendation to the Legis-
lature the first week in January.

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