THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1952
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ONE BILLION DOLLARS DAMAGE:
Heavy Rainfall Raises Level of Great Lakes
Bond Issues To Be Put
To Ann Arbor Voters
By ARLENE BELL
Nature is running amuck again,
much to the despair of Michigan
and Great Lakes region inpabi-
Heavier than average rainfall
in the past few years has resulted
in a rise in the level of the Great
Lakes and rivers in the area. This
year in Michigan alone, damage
to property from floods and soil
erosion amounted to one billion
dollars. At Toronto, the mayor has
urged evacuation of the 4,500 resi-
dents of Toronto Island.
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TIME MAGAZINE offered a
geological explanation for the
phenomenon, reporting that the
earth's crust is rising across the
northern half of the continent.
This has a tilting effect on the
Great Lakes basin, spilling water
toward the southern shores and
gradually raising water levels by
over a foot a century.
But here on campus, Univer-
sity experts discounted the geo-
logical aspect almost entirely.
Prof. Ernest F. Brater of the
engineering college, said the
great amount of rainfall in the
past few years is responsible for
raising the level of water in the
rivers, which in turn raises the
Great Lakes level.
"This is not an unusual occur-
rence," he emphasized. "The water
was very high in the 1860's, and
in 1929 the level was higher than
it was last summer.
"It is very likely that next year's
level may set a record," Prof.
Brater continued, a prediction
which brings little consolation to
property owners of the Great
f . s
TWO MEMBERS of the geology
department go along with Prof.
Braer's explanation. Prof. Erwin
°AC. Stumm says the geological
theory of the shift in the earth's
crust is correct, but the shift is
much too gradual to have any
sudden noticeable effect in the
According to Kenneth G. Smith,
geo1pgy instructor, the fact that
this has happened before shows a.
definite cycle trend which dis-
counts the "tilt" theory as a fac-
Prof. Brater Is a member of
the Michigan Water Resources
Commission which is trying to
find a solution to the erosion
and flood problems brought
about by the rising waters. Three "
bills have been passed by the
State Legislature to aid flood
victims and help the Commis-
sion carry on its work.
. One measure advocated by the
Commission is establishing zoning
ordinances to prevent individuals
from building on unsafe ground
likely to be damaged by floods.
Prof. Brater explained that people
have built in the last 20 years
where they would not have settled
during a high water cycle. Now
that the water is rising above nor-
mal levels, their property is in
While the experts seek an an-
swer to the problem, the.higher
water level is serving to make
Great Lakes storms more danger-
ous and destructive. This was
shown by the damage wrought in
the Detroit-Windsor area by a
violent storm last week, when 500
people were evacuated and scores
of homes smashed by one of the
worst floods in Great Lakes his-
To Attend Meeting
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third
in a series of articles designed to
acquaint voters with the issues in
the April 7 election.)
By ZANDER HOLLANDER
Approval of the last two pro-
posals of the nine to be presented
city voters on the April 7 ballot
could mean a great deal to Ann
Arbor's short-run and long-run
Both are bonding proposals and
would empower the city to:
1-Borrow $203,000 to build and
equip a new fire station on E.
Stadium just east of Packard.
2-Borrow $160,000 for the pur-
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To Meet, Talk
chase of such park lands as are
deemed necessary - the under-
standing being that $127,500 of
the sum will be used to purchase
the Fairgrounds, recently offered
to the city by the Washtenaw
County Fair Society. (Prop. 9)
* * *
BECAUSE PROPERTY owners
must bear the cost of the pro-
posed bond issues, only property
owners will be permitted to vote
on these issues. Election officials
will lock the voting mechanisms
on Propositions 8 and 9 when non-
property owners enter the poll-
Several experts have noted
that the city's expanding south-
east section i$ already much
farther from the E. Huron sta-
tion than the maximum recom-
mended by the National Board
of Fire Underwriters. And they
and that Ann Arbor stands tenth
in fire protection among the
twelve Michigan cities of com-
As for the Fairgrounds bond is-
sue, it would merely permit the
city to purchase the property lo-
cated between Jackson and Miller
Aves., just east of Maple Rd. No
immediate building is contem-
plated and most officials agree
funds for the project would prob-
ably have to come from a gifts
and subscription drive. They visu-
alize a giant playground and ath-
letic plant on the 42 acre site.
Chief opposition to the move
comes from a faction in the
Board of Supervisors which holds
that a city purchase of the tract
might deprive country groups of
its use. City authorities deny this.
Spring fever, mankind's least
fatal disease, was diagnosed at the
Mental Health Conference at the
University yesterday by Dr. Rob-
ert H. Felix, director of the Na-
tional Institute of Health, Bethes-
* * *
DR. FELIX stated in an inter-
view that this odd fever, vernal
hyperpyrexia, is one of several
disorders in the half-mental and
half-physical ailments known to
science as the psychosomatic
group. Others are some types of
stomach ulcers and certain types
of high blood pressure.
However, hyperpyrexia, Dr.
Felix explained, is a strange
disease in which the iron con-
tent of the blood turns to lead
and gradually settles in the
lower extremities of the back.
Symptoms are easily recognized,
he indicated. The color green be-
comes highly attractive and there
is a feeling that any other place
is better than the place you are.
Cures for this fanciful disease,
Dr. Felix pointed out, have long
been known. It is the general
practice to suggest complete rest
for the patient. Be careful not to.
work up a sweat through physical
exertion. A change in scenery is
strongly recommended through
golf, fishing and other forms _of
Since vernal hyperpyrexia is an
occupational disease, distinctly as-
sociated with work, he indicated,
it usually appears in the early
spring. If it appears at any other
time of the year it's Just plain
City Council and
Supervisors candidates will be on
hand to meet and talk with Ann
Arbor voters on Tuesday night in
a number of ward meetings spon-
sored by the League of Women
All 14 Council candidates and
11 of the 12 candidates for super-
visor posts have said they will be
at the Tuesday night sessions. .
Republican incumbent super-
visor, Fitch D. Forsythe, from the
First Ward, is out of the city and
may not be able to attend the First
Ward meeting. He will not be
opposed at the April 7 election.
LAKE MICHIGAN, SWOLLEN BY HEAVY SPRING RAINS, ERODES LAND AND DESTROYS PROPERTY ALONG ITS BANKS.
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83 WIN FRESHMAN HONORS:
Phi Eta Sigma Eligibles Announced
Eighty-three men are eligible
for Phi Eta Sigma, men's national
scholastic honorary, it was an-
The following students met the
requirements of a 3.5 average in
their freshman year:
Lee Abrams, Hugh Anderson,
Richard Annable, Bernard Back-
haut, John Baity, Richard Baker,
Joseph Bicknell, Stanley Bohrer,
Ben Bray, Fred Breisch, Jere
Brophy, James Bullock, Qliver
Campbell, William Cohan, David
Davies and James Durand.
Gordon Epding, James Ford,
The rejuvenated Association of
Independent Men will begin roll-
ing next week with an election
bulletin and athletic equipment,
The bulletin is a semi-annual
publication ,presenting the views
oft'independent candidates. In ad-
dition, AIM will award a $85 prize
to any house coming up with a
100% vote in the all-campus elec-
Discounts up to 35% can be
had through AIM's athletic equip-
ment purchase plan, Students can
place orders for equipment by
phoning from 3-5 p.m. the AIM
office or contacting their AIM
Frederick Glover, Richard Good-
man, Frank Green, James Hang-
stefer, George Hellwarth, Rol-
and Graham Hiss, Robert Hol-1
loway, William Holtz, Robert
Hutchison, Robert Jaffe, George
Kling, Richard Kohn, Herbert
Krickstein and Joseph Kubacka,
The list continues with George
Laaksonen, Richard LaBarge,
Charles. LaDue, Ronald Larson,
Roger Law, David Learned,
George Liddle, Duncan Magoon,
James Mann, Jacob Mazer, Rich-
ard Menczer, Herbert Newman,
Allen Norris, David Palmer, Kent,
Pickard, Edward Pierce, Nathan-
iel Pierce, Vidyut Prakash and
Robert Rax, Charles Recker,
Alan Rice, Kenneth Rice, Robert
Ricks, Edward Rockwell, Jr., Eu-
gene Ross, Melvin Rothenberg,
William Russell, Stanley Sattel-
berg, Robert Schoenhals, Lawr-
ence Schreiber, Bertram Shapero,
Also Ned Simon, Harry And-
rew Smith, Hugh Smith, Jona-
than Sobeloff, Raymond Sten-
setp, John Stone, John Talayco,
Tickets on Sale
Tickets for the speech depart-
ment's "There Shall Be No, Night"
may still be purchased at the
Lydia Mendelssohn box office for
the last performance at 8 p.m.
Prices are $1.20, 90 cents and
Henry William TenBroek, and
Thomas Waltz, Thomas Way-
burn, William Weber, Irving Wei-
ner, Thomas Wilcox, Jr., Robert
The Board in Control of Student
Publications has announced that
applications for the editorship of
summer and fall issues of the Stu-
dent Directory may be submitted.
until Tuesday, April 15.
Production of either issue is
done on a contract basis with the
board and entails assembling of
names, solicitation of ads, and lay-
out and printijig of the Directory.
Written applications stating
previous experience and qualifi-
cations may be submitted to the
secretary of the Board, Prof. Wil-
liam Schlatter at the Student
Prof. Jean Paul Slusser, direc-
tor of the University Museum of
Art, displayed his talents as a
shrewd shopper when he pur-
chased some of the work to be
exhibited at Alumni Memorial Hall
beginning April 1.
* * *
SOME OF the art in the display,
"Accessions to the Museum Col-
lection," was bought last sum-
mer when Prof. Slusser was on a
trip through Europe.
In London he purchased a
drawing, "Venetion Nocturne,"
by Eugene Berman, an early fig-
ure drawing by Henry Moore
and oils by Ben Nicholson and
Robert Colquhoun. He found in
Munich a lithograph by Edvard
Munch and in Paris a drawing
by Paul Klee.
Customs procedures "presented
relatively few difficulties until one
rainy night at Le Havre, when, as
his steamer was ready to sail,
French customs officials made the
professor undo all the intricate
wrappings on some old lithographs
to prove he wasnt smuggling old
masters out of France.
Though many additions to the
museum are bought by members
of the staff, others are donated
by friends of the University. For
example, a donation of rare furni-
ture and textile pieces was made
last year by Baroness Maud Led-
yard Von Kettler. John S. New-
berry, Jr., curator of prints at the
Detroit Institute of Art, donated
READ and USE
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, Scientist
1833 Washtenow Ave.
9:30 A.M.: Sunday School.
11:00 A.M.: Sunday Morning Services.
11:00 A.M.: Primary Sunday School during the
5:00 P.M.: Sunday Evening Service.
8:00 P.M. Wednesday: Testimonial Service.
A free reading room is maintained at 339 South
Main Street where the Bible and all authorized
Christian Science literature may be read, bor-
rowed, or purchased.
The Reading Room is open daily except Sundays
and holidays from 11 to 5, Friday evenings
from 7 to 9, and Sunday afternoons from 2:30
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
State and E. William Streets
Minister, Rev. Leonard A. Parr
Director of Student Work, Rev. H. L. Pickerill,
Director of Music, Wayne Dunlop; Organist,
Howard R. Chose.
10:45 A.M.: All Departments of Church School
10:45 A.M.: Public worship-Dr. Parr will preach
on "The Greatest Curse of The Human Race."
(The fifth of a series of sermons on the theme,
7:00 P.M.-Student Guild will meet in the church
parlor. Discussion on "What Are We Doing
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
120 South State Street
Dwight S. Large, Erland J. Wangdahl,
Eugene A. Ransom, Ministers
9:30 A.M.: Breakfast Seminar. Pine Room.
10:45 A.M.: Worship, "The Sin of Acquiescense,"
Dr. Large preaching.
5:30 P.M. Fellowship Supper.
6:45 P.M.: Worship and Program. The Sub
Harmonic String Quartet will provide dinner
music. Prof. Gordon J. VanWylen will speak on
"The Implications of the Ressurrection."
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Y. M. C. A. Auditorium
G. Wheeler Utley, Minister
11:00 A.M.: Sunday morning service.
7:00 P.M.: Sunday evening service.
LUTHERAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION
(National Lutheran Council)
Hill & Forest Ave. Dr. H. O. Yoder, Pastor
Sunday-9:20 A.M.: Bible Study at the Center.
10:30 A.M.: Trinity Church-10:45 Zion Church.
5:30 P.M.: Supper Meeting-Program at 7:00.
Wednesday-7:30 P.M.: Lenten Service at the
MEMORIAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH
(Disciples of Christ)
Hill and Tappan Streets
Rev. Joseph M. Smith, Minister
Director Student Work, H. L. Pickerill, Mari-
Howard Farrar, Choir Director
nces Farrar, Organist
10:00 A.M.: Church School, Junior High- Adults.
10:45 A.M.: Church School,'Nursery to 6th Grad*
10:45 A.M.: Morning Worship
Sermon: "Something New Under the Sun."
5:00 P.M.: Lenten Vespers. Dr. Trawick Stubbs;
Medical Director AW-CIO Health Institute,
Student Guild: 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. program, Qs-
gregational Church. Student Panel, "What
Are We Doing Here?"
(Sponsored by the Christian Reformed
Churches of Michigan)
Washtenaw at Forest
Rev. Leosard Verduin, Director
10:00 A.M.: Morning Worship, Rev. Leonard
7:30 P.M.: Evening Service, Rev. Veruin.
UNIVERSITY LUTHERAN CHAPEL
AND STUDENT CENTER
1511 Washtenaw Avenue
(The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)
Alfred T. Scheips, Pastor
Sunday at 10:30: Service, with sermon by the
pastor, "Christianity in Recredtion."
Sunday at 5:30. Gamma Delta, Lutheran Student
Club, Supper and Program. Panel Discussion,
"HoW About Theistic Evolution?"
Wednesday at 7:30: Last Midweek Lenten Vesper
Service, with celebration of Holy Communion.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
512 E. Huron
C. H. Loucks, Minister and Student Counselor
Betty Lou Cooke, Assistant Student Counselor
9:45 A.M.: Bible Study.
11:00 A.M.: Morning Worship
"The Body of Christ."
6:00 P.M.: Roger Williams Guild, Dr. Merrill
Lenox of Detroit, talks on "Easter's Challenge
FRIENDS (QUAKER) MEETINGLane Hall
11:00 A.M.: Sundays. Visitors welcome.
ST. ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
and The Episcopal Student Foundation
North Division at Catherine
The Reverend Henry Lewis, D.D., Rector
The Reverend Ellsworth E. Koonz, Curate
The Reverend Bruce H. Cooke, Chaplain
8:00 A.M.: Holy Communion.
9:00 A.M.: Holy Communion and Sermon.
11:00 A.M.: Church School (Nursery - 9th Grade)
11:00 A.M.: Morning Prayer and Sermon by the
5:30 P.M.: Canterbury Club Supper and Address
by the Chaplain: "Christian Foundations for
FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH
1917 Washtenaw Avenue
Edward H. Redman, Minister
Phares Steiner, Organist
10:00 A.M.: Unitarian Adult Group-Alderman
James Green, Ann Arbor Election Issues.
11:00 A.M.: Sermon: "Spartacus and the Plight
of its Author" by Rev. Edward H. Redman.