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Survey Sees
Graduate engineers do not con-
fine their, successes to engineering-
connected businesses.
According to a recent survey on
the engineer's increasingly fre-
quent role as a leader of industry,
many graduates are doing well in
other fields remote from engineer-
ing. Although the men make little
use of their engineering education,
the survey shows they agree that
if they had it to do ever again
they would attend engineering col-
SIT Alumi
The survey was based on a ques-
tionnaire sent to all 5,300 living
alumni of Stevens Institute of Tech-
nology in Hoboken, N.J. Develop-
ment of the role of the engineer in
industry is attributed to industry's
growing need for men in executive
posts who can keep firmly abreast
of, scientific and technical develop-
Whether the engineering student
is too confined in his selection of
liberal arts courses has been.,stud-
ied by the engineering department
at the.University.
Dean Emmons Comments
Dean Walter J. Emmons of the
Engineering School states: "I have
heard many engineering students
decry lack of a more liberal edu-
cation. But these students do not
say what should be left out of the
technical program to make room
for the subjects. An engineering
student can take any course on
campus he is eligible for. The de-
gree to which this is done depends
mainly on the mental curiosity of
the person involved."
Dean Emmons went on to say
that many years ago an engineer
was strictly confined in his course.
Now many new programs have
been added to supplement the tech-
nical education the students re-
ceive. But the Dean is quick to em-
phasize that though the literary col-
lege courses are desirable, the En-
gineering school's main job is still
to develop technical engineers.
Interrelated Fields
He pointed out that the various
engineering fields are interrelated
and there is a flexibility in them.
Twelve degree programs have been
started which outline graduation re-
quirements and provide for acoun-
seling service at the same time.
Successful operation of a single
program is placed at the discre-
tion of a departmental advisor
whose main responsibility is to set
up required courses and Correlate
them with the degree programs.
Generalized Curricula
Working out generalized curricu-
la is made so that the engineers
may gain a broader liberal educa-
tion along with the necessary
knowledge for their own special-
ized field. New programs may be
added as the necessity arises pro-
viding again for that element of
flexibility. Also much work is be-
ing done in trying to work on the
programs and eliminate duplica-
tion of courses so that the engi-
neers will have more time for elec-
tives in their curriculum.
"You must remember," conclud-
ed Emmons, "t h a t education
doesn't end with the degree. There
is no law against continuing with
available formal coursesfollowing

Book of Job Explored by Hatcher

U' Hospital
To Receive
Cobalt 60
(Continued from Page 1)

Public Reaction Encourages 'Court'


President Harlan H. Hatcher, in
the role of guest speaker at Prof.
Bennett Weaver's Bible class yes-
terday, explored the Book of Job
for his listeners.
"It is one of the great landmarks
in the history of human thought,
particularly religious thought,"
Pres. Hatcher said of it.
Former Bible instructor
Pres. Hatcher, himself a former
professor of English and a Bible
instructor at Ohio State University,
explained that the Book of Job
contains the ever-present problem
of evil on the earth and the Bibli-
cal concept of justice. "We have
never solved this problem of evil;
this question is as timely in 1954
as it was in the 4th century B.C.,"
he said.
He continued with the Biblical
history of the crime and punish-
ment concept: "Throughout the Old
Testament we learn that righteous-
ness brings reward, sin brings
chastisement. Nothing happens
without God's direct influence."
The story of Job's suffering is
"a drama in three acts" according
to Pres. Hatcher. The first "act"
shows that all suffering is a judg-
ment upon sin. Job, in the second
"act," learns from his life experi-
ences that God does not "seem"
to reward or punish men according
to their deeds. The final "act"
teaches Job that "although pun-
ishment may be delayed, it is none
the less sure."
While discussing the series of
questions with which God confronts
Job in order to reveal to him man's
inability to penetrate the myster-
ies of the physical world, Prof.
Hatcher said, "I like to pretend
that these are a series of questions
on an exam, and I ask them to my-
"If the mystery of the physical
universe is so great," concluded
Pres. Hatcher, "how much greater
the mystery of the moral universe
must be."
Award Presented
To Naval Group
A flag was presented to Naval
Security Group Division 9-12 at a
special honorary ceremony yester-
The award comes as a result of
the groups' outstanding rating
achievement during an annual in-
spection last year.
The unit is for the special train-
ing of communications technicians.
3 Win Industrial
Relations Grants
Three students have received
grants totalifg $2,100 in the field
of industrial relations.
David McClung, '57L, was the re-
cipient of a Clarence Hicks Fellow-
ship of $1,000. This fellowship is
awarded at a number of universi-
ties to candidates giving the great-
est promise of a career as an ex-
ecutive or teacher in industrial re-
An RCA Scholarship of $800 was
awarded Glenn Daffern, '55 BAd.
Robert E. Croll Grad., won the
Burton Arnold French Scholarship
of $300.

cillation, Prof. Simons said. He
explained the patient lies mo-
tionless on the steel bed while the
machine is used.
Precision controls allow a num-
ber of varying adjustments fix-
ing the number of revolutions per
minute the Cobalt makes around
the patient and the speed of os-
The average treatment, accord-
ing to Prof. Simons, is given, over
a four to six week period for sev-
eral minutes a day. The patient
has no sensation of treatment, the
professor said.
Block Absorbas Beams
A two ton block under the pa-
tient absorbs dangerous -radioac-
tive beams. The entire room con-
taining the machine is under-
ground and the walls are made of
18 inch thick concrete. The door
leading into the room has a safety
device which prevents operation
of Theratron unless it is closed.
Besides Prof. Simons, Prof. How-
ard Latourette and Prof. Isadore
Lamb, both in radiation therapy,
are qualified to use Theratron.
Prof. Simons said, however, that
others will be instructed in its
In March, the professor said,
the University expects to get an-
other Theratron machine which
will be used with cesium.

(Continued from Page 1)
sometimes is when on trial for a
Investigators Hampered
The attitude of public officials
that has often hampered the
Court's investigators in their
search for evidence also adds to
the chances that an innocent per-
son will be convicted of a partic-
ular crime.
Authorities are anxious to close
any case that arises. Prosecutors
are prone to measure their suc-
cess by the nfimber of convictions
they are able to get. Although
Gardner found exceptions to this
attitude, he regards it as the pre-
vailing one.
On the other hand authorities
a're not usually anxious to reopen
a case once a conviction is obtain-
ed. They are not prone to admit
that the official machinery of the
state has made a mistake. Besides,
they are kept busy enough with
routine matters without attempt-
ing to resolve old cases.
Going Difficult
As a result, a victim of a wrong-
ful conviction finds the going
difficult if he wants to prove him-
self innocent. Agencies of the law
do not have the time, nor do they
desire to re-investigate his case.
And he has no money in most
cases to finance an investigation
that would probably require, as a
start, approximately $1,000 for a
transcript of his trial.
A petition for a new trial or a
pardon must be based on consid-

erable evidences that the person
convicted is innocent. Since the
prisoner, himself, is unable to ob-
tain any new evidence, in most
cases he serves out his time while
protesting his innocence.
Now, however, he may appeal to
the Court of Last Resort. If a
preliminary examination shows.his
claim of innocence to be more sub-
stantiated than most of the stor-
ies the Court receives, his case
may find its way onto the Court's
crowded schedule. Besides the
number of cases, the Court's sche-
dule is further. limited by the
amount of time its investigators
are able to contribute and the ex-
pense involved.
Many Released
Despite the limitations, the
Court of Last Resort has, been
able to obtain the release of many
a prisoner who was wrongfully
There is no feeling among the
Court's investigators, however,.
that the whole job is being done.I
The real answer to the problem,
Gardner writes, is finding methods

to afford accused criminals the
means to establish their own in-
nocence, or at least a more im-
partial use of scientific methods
by law enforcement agencies.
The police have experts in every
field to back their case for a con-
viction they most definitely want,
whereas the accused has not even
a shadow. of their facilities.
The Court of Last Resort has
discovered these things in the
course of its numerous investiga-
tions. They are obvious facts that
even the Court's investigators
were not entirely aware of until
it took up the task of correcting
at least a few of the injustices
arising from them.
Investigations by the Court of
Last Resort continues today, al-
though its work can no longer be
read in Argosy. The Court has
found its original premise that
public interest could be aroused
for justice to be true. But it has
also found that public interest is
not as effective in bringing about
justice as it had hoped.
(Next: Dr. Snyder)

-Daily-Dean Morton
'res. Hatcher after lecturing to Bible class
Government of South Africa
Carries Out Race Separation


Despite a United Nations pro-
posal, South Africa's new gov-
ernment headed by Prime Minister
Johannes S. Strijdom has taken
steps to carry out its race separa-
tion policy.
The new Government is going
ahead with plans for the removal
of 57,000 Negroes from the wes-
tern suburbs of Johannesburg to
a location farther out of the city.
This shift of population in South
Africa, the biggest in its history,
will begin in March.
To Take Time
The removal will take several
years, no families will be moved
until houses have been built for
them in the new location.
Strijdom, who succeeded Dr.
Daniel F. Malan in office last
week, is said to be more extreme-
ly nationalist and racist than Dr.
Malan. He is known to his sup-
porters as "the Lion of the Trans-
vaal" and to his enemies as "the
wildest man of the party."
Disturbed by South Africa's ra-
cial situation, 20 nations in the
United Nations last week spon-
sored a revised proposal last week
which invited the South African
Government "to reconsider its po-
sition in the light of the high
principle expressed in the UN
Charter Violation
However, South African repre-#
sentative W. C. duPlessis told the
UN General Assembly's Special

Selects New


Those elected to the Engineering
Honor Council were:
Rodger Dalton, '58, Wayne Thies-
sen, '56, John Heidgen, '57 and
Robert Hoffman, '56.
Elected to office through the
coming semester were Robert Il-
genfritz, '56, president, and Rodger
Anderson, '56, secretary.

Political Committee that the ques-
tion constitutes interference in its
domestic affairs in violation of
the Charter. He said his gov-
ernment could not accept this re-
The proposal included a two-!
year study of the racial problem
by a three-man UN commission.
Next draft asked South Africai
to consider suggestions made by
the commission, which concluded
that gradual integration of the
2,600,000 white and 10,000,000 non-
whites was the only hope of settle-
The United States. which did
not support the commission's es-
tablishment, reiterated the view
that changes in race relations
"cannot come at one stroke," and
were best pursued by patient ef-
Oil Wells Still
Drilled Locally
Says Landes
Exploration is still being car-
ried on from the northeast corner
of Washtenaw County into Wayne
and Oakland Counties where oil
was discovered last January.
Prof. Kenneth K. Landes of the
geology department was in the vi-
cinity of the wells when he spoke
to the Northville Alumni Club on
this subject recently.
Forty-Three Wells
"They drill around the clock,"
he remarked. "The place was lit
up like a Christmas tree." Forty-
three wells are in the process of
being either drilled or tested.
The importance of the discov-
ery has not yet been determined,
but it will certainly lead to even
more exploration, according to
Prof. Landes: Already there has
been a temporary influx of oil men
in the area. So far one additional
producing spot, Chelsea in West-
ern Washtenaw County, has been
"The Northville Pool area has
developed now so that it is actual-
ly producing in an area over three
miles. Wells now being tested may
extend as far as six miles," Prof.
Landes said.
First Well
How was the oil discovered? "A
man just drilled a well in the
right spot," ishthe Professor's ex-
planation. The first well dug is
still the best. Altogether, $250,-
000 worth of oil is being produced
as well as gas.
Trenton rock formation, from
which the oil is being obtained,
is the same type of rock that in
the 1890's and early 1900s pro-
duced a half billion dollars worth
of oil in Ohio and Indiana.
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S College Roundup

Yale University has revised its
calendar eliminating Thanksgiving
recess and the lame duck Period
between Christmas vacation and
final examinations.
Under the new plan, effective
next year, classes will beginathe
second week in September. Finals
will begin immediately after the
two-week Christmas vacation.
Yale students will have an 18-
day spring vacation instead of the
present 10-day one. The Yale Ath-
letic Association has approved the
plan despite possible conflicting
athletic schedules because students
will be taking first semester finals
when other universities are at-
tending classes.
* * *
Yale instructors and professors
will get an increase of 10 to 12%
percent. Princeton will raise the
salary of 131 full professors and 85
associates by $1,000. Having "lag-
ged behind the national cost of liv-
ing during recent years," the Yale
administration has raised tuition

to $200. Part of the higher tuition
will be used toward the increased
* * *
"To meet the lower value of the
dollar" there should be an increase
in college tuitions, according to the
Interim Committee in Higher Edu-
cation in Michigan.
In view of the fact that college
enrollment is expected to be twice
the present enrollment in six years,
the group met to discuss financial
"Each dollar paid by state resi-
dents is augmented by an approx-
imate five dollar state appropria-
tion," according to theMichigan
State News.
Students at the University of Col-
orado seem to have greater voice
in student government than most
universities, according to the vice-
president of National Student As-
Approximately $11,000 is appro-
priated from student fees for stu-
dent government.




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