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IFC Mails


Billiard Greats Give Exhibition of Skill

Heavy Book Future Carburetors To Utilize Metallic Sound Waves

Two masters of the game of
billiards, Prof. A. D. Moore of the
electrical engineering department
and the inimitable Charlie Peter-
son, World's Fancy Shot Cham-
pion, showed last night's enthus-
iastic crowd of 300 why the table
sport is the "most effective game
we have."
Prof. Moore, who in 1943 com-
pleted a 40-page manuscript on
an analysis of champion Willie
Hoppe's play, first explained the
scientific aspect of the game with
slides and demonstrations.
BUT IT WAS the 76-year-old
Peterson who kept the crowd awed
with a wide variety of plays, from
his famous 'impossible' shot to the
newly-christened University of
Michigan shot.
"They say I'm too old," Peter-
son said, "But I can still hit a
ball as hard as I used to. I'm ten
years older than Hoppe, but I'm
just beginning."
A veteran of 61 years with bil-
liard balls, Peterson showed the
students some of the good and
bad rules of play. Hold your cue
level, he emphasized, and "watch
your follow-through."
With sparkling humor, he kept
the crowd in good spirits as he
went through the 'Quick as a
Flash shot,' ("They tell me not to
play this one-you try it when
you're 76!") and the natural ana
unnatural shots.
THEN CAME such Petersonisms
as the Marine, Navy, Ft. Bragg
("some soldier at Ft. Bragg dared
me to make it and I did") and
Boys Club of America shots. In
the latter he perched a small wine
glass on the edge of the table,
placed a dime next to it, then from
the other end of the table shot
the ivory ball so as to hit the dime
and deflect it into the glass.
Peterson had a little trouble
with his impossible shot and his
record breaking '11-cushion'
shot. He made the first, but had
to settle for a 10-cushion play in
a try for the second.
"It's still the longest shot that
you'll ever see," Peterson smiled
to: the onlookers.
Before doing another difficult
shot, Peterson smiled up at the
suspenseful gathering and said,
"This one takes a very good eye,
but I have one."
In a three-cushion game pre-
vious to the exhibition, Prof.
Moore, averaging better than one
point per turn, edged the old mast-
er, 10 to 6. Moore attributed it to
luck, but Peterson noted that
Moore in that particular game
could have bested Hoppe as well.
Prof. Moore worded it just right,
however, when he referred to Pet-
erson as "a most remarkable man."
If any of you are doing as well at
56 as he is at 76, you should feel
very proud."
Michigan YD's
Slate Meeting
Michigan's Young Democrat
Clubs will hold their state con-
vention Saturday at the Fort
Wayne Hotel in Detroit.
Gov. G. Mennen Williams will
be the keynote speaker at the
meeting. Also featured on the
speaker's platform will be Leon
Henderson, former OPA chief, who
will speak at a luncheon session.
On the agenda for the conven-
tion will be several amendments
and proposals. Among these is an
amendment to lower membership

age from 18 to 16 and one that
will add three officers to the state
Attorney To Speak
On Practice of Law
Kenneth Plaxton, prosecuting
attorney for Gratiot County will
speak on "Minor Criminal Of-
fenses and Procedures in Trial in
Criminal Practice" at 7 p.m. to-'
morrow in Fpm. 120, Hutchins
Second in a series of special lec-
tures on the practice of law, the
talk is sponsored by the Student
Bar Association.
Speech Machine
Subject of Lecture
"An Electrical Speaking Ma-
chine" will be the subject of a
talk by Walter Lawrence of the
Signals Research and Develop-
men t Establishment, C h r i s t

As Repor
The Interfraternity
report on its activities d
52-53 is a weighty documi
In fact, it tips thes
about 25 pounds.
committee of the Nationa
graduate Interfraternity
ence, the report represen
of work by IFC admix
vice president Sam Sip
executive vice-president J
ty, '55, and public relatio
man Pete Dow, '55.
The report proper,
a meager one or two po
dwarfed by the appendix
separately in wood cov
measuring nine by 12
On the basis of the re
IFC will be judged w:
IFC's throughout the
States and Canada in co
for a trophy to be awa
best4 ITC


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Someday your car may be run
by sound waves instead of fuel.
Council's Prof. Julian R. Frederick of the
uring 19- physics department described the
ent. ° carburetor of tomorrow, now the
scales at subject of experiment, as one
whose fuel will be replaced by'
sound waves travelling through the
Y to a metal.
al Under- *
Confer- THE SOUND waves will be used
ats weeks to trigger the spray which passes
nistrative through a carburetor's many small'
orin, '54, holes prior to ignition. Sound
[ohn Bai- waves are expected to produce a
ns chair- larger and more accurate spray
than is available from products
weighing now in use which are considered
eundsis relatively inefficient in making a
, bound fine spray.
vers and "This will make a much bet-
by 15 ter news story," Frederick pre-
dicted, "a few months from now,
eport, the when the carburetor project is
ith other completed.". At present, progress
United is delayed pending improvement
mpetition of the project's equipment.
arded the Questioned about other current

more, similar to those created
by water or earthquakes."
These metal sound waves op-
erate on the same principle as do
"silent dog whistles." The inten-
sely high-pitched tones, inaudible
to humans, are able to be picked
up by canine ears. After some rapid
pencil-and-paper work, Prof. Fred-
erick described these sound waves
as "nine octaves above the highest
note on a piano."
CARBURETORS however, aren't
the only devices which can be

vasily improved by the use of
sound waves. Studies are being
made now, Prof. Frederick said, in
the new field of the contribution
of sound to electroplating, which
is a process of coating one metal-
lic substance with another by pass-
ing an electric current through a.
salt solution.
"By sending sound waves
through the liquid during the
plating process;" Frederick com-
mented, "physicists can accom-
plish a double purpose, stirring

up the liquid and cleaning the
surface to be plated. Plating done
with sound waves will be less
likely to peel off," he added,
"and will develop a harder coat-
Another area under University
physicists' scrutiny is the extent to
which metal parts will stretch
when they are subjected to high
temperatures. Sound waves can be
sent through heated metals to
measure their velocity and metal's


-Daily-Betsy Smith
TWO MASTERS CHALK UP - Prof. A. D. Moore and Charlie
Peterson demonstrate "the effective game."

The October issue of the Mi-
chigan Technic will be on sale
for 25 cents a copy tomorrow
and Saturday in the Engineer-
iqg Arch.
Year subscriptions will also
be on sale at this time.
UN Buffet Set
For Saturday
Honoring United Nations Day,
an international buffet will be
presented at 5 p.m. and at 6:30
p.m. Saturday by the American
Association of University Women
.in conjunction with the Interna-
tional Center..
The dinner will include Japan-
ese beef, Sukiyaki, Chinese sweet
and sour pork, Indian Pilav,
French bread, Turkish toss salad
and Bakhlava and English tea.. A
Greek almond dish will be served
for desert.
Tickets are $1.65 and $1.00 for
children. They may be purchased
at the International Center today
and tomorrow. The buffet will be
served in Lane Hall and Tappan
High School.

Atom Energy
Confab Ends
The American Bar Association's
special committee on atomic ener-
gy will hold its final meeting to-
day to prepare a report requested
by the Joint Congressional Com-
mittee on Atomic Energy.
The group, headed by Dean E.
Blythe Stason, of the Law School,
will consider the fifteen amend-
ments to the Atomic Energy Act
of 1946 and make recommenda-
tions concerning them.
THE PURPOSE of the amend-
ments is to relax controls of the
act enabling private industry to
take advantage of it.
Dean Stason will present the
recommendations to the Board
of Governors of the American
Bar Association in Chicago on
Oct. 31 for approval.
If approved they will then be
submitted to the joint committee
in Washington.
Hoffa To Speak
On AFL Program
James Hoffa, of the Detroit In-
ternational Brotherhood of Team-
sters, will speak on "AFL Program
of Current Times" at the Indus-
trial Relations Club meeting at
7:30 p.m. todayin the lounge of
the Business Administration Bldg.

. , physics experients, Prof. Freder-
THE AWARD will be made at lick told of several whose basis,
the National Undergraduate In- like the carburetor's, is "an over-
the atinalUndrgrduae I- szedhunk of sand." Actually a
terfraternity Conference, slated!smzed hunkeof sart.,Atal"yunk
for ov.27-8 inCininati. small .Piece of quartz, the "hunk
for Nov 27-28 in Cincinatti. of sand" is the source of sound
Four areas of IFC operation waves used in these projects.
will be considered in making the When this
award. They are 1) service to Whnti quartz is subjected
loal. comhutye 2) service to to voltage, it can either contract
loca comunit, 2) service to o xad
member fraternities, 3) service or expand.
t a *tv~rit.a n the 1 ln~n..I 1

to university ant tie general
student body and 4) service "to
"fraternity ideals."
Officials of the national confer-
ence may be a little surprised by
the bulk of the University entry.
They just asked for a "brochure"
outlining plans and results of pro-
A letter to the conference from
the Acting Dean of Students Wal-
ter B. Rea will accompany the en-

THE MAJOR difference between
waves present in ordinary noises
and those used in physics projects
is the medium. The waves under
experiment pass through metal.
"More sound waves exist in metal
than in the air," Prof. Frederick
"All sound waves," he contin-
ued, "have different speeds.
While air waves are longitud-
inal, metal sound waves vibrate

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