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Air Force ROTC Cadets Spot
Aircraft from Roof of Union
NO GUN HUNT:
Census Takers Count Reserve Deer
By CAROL PRINS
"If a line were drawn from the
Soviet Union directly over the
North Pole to the major targets
of Oakridge, Tenn., Chicago or De-
troit, the line would pass directly
over Michigan skies."
The importance of the plane
spotting service rendered by 265
members of the cadet corps was
emphasized by Cadet Major Ted
Wuerthner, '55, of the Air Force
ROTC. Each of the cadets, who
watch for alien aircraft, serve two-
hour shifts in the period from mid-
night to 8 a.m. once a month. The
actual spotting is done from the
tower of the Union on which a
small' 'shack" has been erected.
Sides of the "shack" are made of
glass enabling observers to see
planes within a radius of eight
miles and at an altitude of 10,000
feet. Wuerthner explained that
spotting supplements the use of
Plane spotters are not required
to identify aircraft passing in the
area. As soon as a plane is detect-
ed it is reported to a filter-center
at Grand Rapids. Here a chart
showing the location of every
plane flying within the state iden-
tifies the plane immediately.
Any plane not listed on the
chart is reported as a "bogey" or
unknown, and within three min-
utes of notification an alert is
sounded to send out interceptor
planes from Selfridge Air Force
Base in Mount Clemens.
Large numbers of craft are re-
ported, often as many as 22 an
hour. Weekend traffic is especially
heavy since many airlines schedule
flights for that time.
The Civilian Ground Observer
Corps take over spotting duties
from the Air Force ROTC, from
8 a.m. until midnight. Wuerthner
noted that many women as welll
as men participate in the program.
He said participation is urged as
Michigan's industrial centers such
as Detroit, Lansing and Flint are
susceptible to attack. Because of
their strategic position and large
amount of traffic, the Soo Locksj
are also vulnerable.
In a personal letter from Maj.
Gen. M. K. Deichelmann of the
USAF, national head of all Air
Force ROTC units, Wuerthner and1
Early yesterday morning a group
of 66 ' outdoor-loving people went
deer hunting with pencil and paper.
Rifles were unnecessary and il-
legal for this trip since the area
was the University's Edwin' S
George Wildlife Reserve, and the
students, boy scouts and townspeo-
ple, supervised by Prof. Warren W.
Chase of the School of Natural Re-
sources, were there to take a deer
This annual project is undertaken
to determine the number over 50 of
deer which the natural reserve can-
not feed through the winter. These
surplus animals are killed by the
This year 91 bucks, does and
fawns were counted by the deer
drivers, who formedna long, widely
spaced line on one side of the
fenced-in area driving the deer to-
ward the other. When the deer
broke through the line as they tried
to get behind the drivers, they were
The deer are kept on the reserve,
tended by the Museum of Zoology,
for biological research.
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S-D Day Objective:_Less Traffic Accidents
CHICAGO WP)--You'll walk out
of your home Wednesday morn-
ing, step into your car and im-
mediately become part of a unique
project in mass life saving.
As you roll along, you may no-
tice that traffic is flowing down
the boulevard at a slower rate.
tion recorded its one millionth
The Associated Press, as it did
on M-Day, will assemble informa-
tion from all the states from the
midnight of Tuesday to the mid-
night of Wednesday, and provide
a series of up-to-the-minute prog-
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statistics and estimates obtained
from the National Safety Council:
From September 1899, when the
first U.S. traffic death was re-
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10:30 A.M. to 1
members of the University Air And, when you stop at an inter-
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commended "for playing such a paper on the rear bumper of the
vital role in the defense of our car ahead. You may read the let-
nation." tering on it:
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without a traffic death in recent, the first 10 months of this year
mass-motoring years. I have averaged 97 per day.
National Safety Council fists
Roundup of Freak Accidents
CHICAGO (P)-Lady Luck ca
ed the shots as she pleasedi
reeling off 1954's crop of odd acc
With her blessing, it was child
play to get washed overboardi
the stormy Atlantic or to fall o
a high fire escape.
But caught in the wrong moo
she made hash of such things
sitting in a swivel chair or stickir
the hose through a fence knotho
These are the highlights of t
National Safety Council's annu
roundup of unusual acciden
printed in its magazine Pub
Judy Combs, 4, of Cincinna
broke the family speed record fi
getting from the fourth to the se
ond floor. She rolled off a f.
escape, fell 20 feet, landed on
network of clotheslines and gent
bounced back to the lower firee
cape landing-unhurt and unru
Just as lucky were Lars S
and Audun Jense, crew memb
on the Norwegian freighter Mai
nihild. They were washed ov
board during a storm on the A
lantic only to be scooped ba
aboard when the vessel dipp
deep down into a swell.
But Peter Passantino, 11,
Chicago, still rues the impulse th
drove him to stick his n
through a knothole in a fence, ju
for the heck of it. An inquisiti
dog loping by on the other side,
sprang up and gave the tempting
target a hard nip.
Desk Sgt. Frank Krueger of the,
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