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"TUE II MCUGA-N DAItLY

N AIIJIIAY, M'Ay 19. 1911f

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'Brain' Uable T'o Sol-dve Twvo-Plus-Two Problem

DA ILY OFF IC IA L BULLT

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By TEA) FRJIEDMIAN
ahe ac udio monitor emitLt
long dr1awnt-out screech.
The arrays of tubes and lights
'were twi nkling furiously.,
Suddenl1y the.,screeching and
twinkling broke off, The a utpo
Matic typewr-iter came to life.
"Memory Off," it wrote.
Thena the monitor° began again1,
hemming and hawing this time.
'ith an "Aaa .. Eee...Aaa . 4
Fee, , .." sound.
This reporter and his photogra-
pher had traversed a wilderness oif
iron dloors, security officers, guard~s
and red-tape to see the machine.
It stood with a kind of majesty*
in the unpretentious room of the
little wooden building which hous-
ed it,
The naime of the machine ws
MIDAC -- the Mlchigan Digital
Automatic Computer, It is a mem-
ber of the species of devices com-
monly called "electronic brains."
Computational Gymnastics
A technician nearby explained,
"This is a routine for the comput-
er memory."
The computer was merely per-
forming a series of involved com-
putational gymnastics. A reel of
tape was shooting through the
photo-electric tape reader.
On the tape were trial problems
that the computer was running
through. Prof. Donald Brown of
the Willow Run Research Center,
where MIDAC was located, said the
purpose of the audio monitor was
"to tell if the machine is actually
computing."
It converts changes in the elec-
tronic circuits into audible sounds,

By k t imxe, lixeaudior moniz tor
had halted its h Iemming and haw -
ing sequence. The elIecric type-
writer wrot e out: "No Cross:,,ctalk."
Prof. Brown Explained ta n
dicated there was no interfeence
of signals from one circuit withi
another.
Menwilth_ ronitwot d i
started screec hing a;gain. Prof.
Brown, pointed to the hu Mge Arith-
metic Unit behind a6ga, parti-
tion.
"This 7ts +doing thousands o rf
computations per second," 'hs, d
"AU OK,"s the typewriter said.
"Tlh-ih-ih-i-h-ih-ih-ih," t h e
monitor said.
Now the noise rsmldar
between a chicken coop)vnd ka
machine gun. Lights er lah
ing on the memory drum.I
"00262013a01," the typewriter
typed, "-000007feffd, Drum OK.
Computer ready for computa-
tion/I."
The photographer 'was dutifully
taking pictures all this while, He,

mei T:C C , Unitwhere 1 the tual com-
puttion g., C(- oeon- , e photog~fraph1--
mac hinae' operaion inrc tiof:ns
automalitic typewriter and the mag-ss
store up to 550,0C0 bits of InformA-
tion.
Pro,. Broy i n s ked to de-
eomzplex Problems coud betried!
later,
The prolem wasLhe jfditon of
two plus two ,ae
Unfora~tunately, mMIDAC could not
do Cit
This1was SOMewhrat unexpected.'
MDAC was built to solve some of
the most involved equatrions in
nuclear physics and higher mathe-
matics.
After agreeing t-o feedMI D.AC
the question, the technician hesi-

tatd zmoelln, 'hen t ' dd.t
Pof. Br'1on expandthtti
mTin ompurltogup -e
I'm goingptoblread n Atwornumb-
ers." Tee ill go intopecmial
xo the optetr. Tentk
wh's incllnue'sre--on," Prof
hrown continued to trnlte, "andx
wet hat th e nber woutdoad
the machne. hersl ~
numberr Tfourl"
Thie hutye, "&20000with
TheuicomptoeownIn totper-
Prdeof.theronom.s md. h
tehnician taeReabck.en-
thiesrorterAC amd to per-
sentntprobeim onasmoredx
plicito leelrietreived puserms
on toeatens.the typerter,
Tlahed lmfacine'srecto ndl
thouogrherot ftucheoreacurte
pectaculaitr ths thi oy
The)))hot))g)aph-Pe typewrier
Whil t "e tu nggd w ,I

DoN ~tc21Astoral[Exaiatin:U3or Edith Marie
ory Ucions, o.,My%- 45
Medcal Bldg.0 , a T3:00 lpim himn
11a BechZolog, tesi: A Study
of the Plaktonlc Rotifera o f he1c-_
queo river System, re aG 1-1Isle.Coun
tural science Bldg., at 9:00 s.m, Chaix-
man, F, I.Eggleton,
tltctur in o Sequen.ces of Statis-
ticail ,Dep ;edenktEvents", Mon, May'
21, 7611 Raven Hall, at 1:00 p.m. Chair-
man, J. TD. Birch.
Doctoral Examinatioo nfor Manuel
Henry Guerra, Romance aguesandi
Literature.-Spanish; thlesis: "ThJ)
EiAcorpal Student Foundatlo,:Buf?
supper, May 20, Canterbury House;
Professor, Austin Warren wt be the
gads Jloin us tomorrow,Ma 20, at
2 p.m. behind Rackhamn Bldg., for hilk-
ing and cook-out if it is. nice. Come
it it rains. Wear old clothes.
HOW elFoundation:I picnic wllatll the
foundations in Michigan, M fay 20, 12:00,
Hillel,
The Hillel Players will present, a two -
act Vplay, "The Canktor",Ma 20, 7:00
p.m. Hillel, Admission freet
There will be no mvre supper clubs
this semester.
Student Religiou t;rassociaion: lFolk
Dancing at Lane Hall,Ma 21, 1:30-
10:04 p.m. In the recreation room., In-
struction for every dance andr begin-
ners are welcome,
'Uniita.rian Student Grup. Profeso
Charles L. Stevenson will1 speak onVthe
topic, "The Nature of Fthieal Decisio,
May 20, 7:00 p.m., unitarianChr,
1917 Washtenaw, Rides willl" ea
6:,45 p.m. from Martha Cook, Stoc"-well,
arnd Lane Hall.

Theaor; tr o Manuel .,ndCAtonio Mach-
ado Mon.My2130 om~e a
H, 7,scribas.oS
-potorlEaiain ftDoi ~

Pro a Ed High Schoo flu i.hi "oc~ ;1
Studies Math
alanchesier, a t, r e~*n~. i
Latin Spanish
ttlattawan, Slick, Ic. lu r am u
Elementary 12nd i~radc, 6 h ~rstlt
Kdg. Music
Mct3ain Mn'li, 'Ic h~ r ii cos.
lillonicinaking: Baun: English
iVliddlebury, (onn, ~,1~'estov~'r '~e houl)
= 'l'eachcr needs: $piniish,
Midlothian, Ill, -~ Teacher needs: lii ii

gen Ts x-in H eorrhagic Sock, on OhIo",it. is . 1,cacheri i:
May 21.t 103;Pharmacology Bldg ,>at ui lsuieiI ieco iSbt
m000ntm CairmaSLoydBec, trig &Win Intrniets or an
Iii-,__ Orhetra i'n Junor.. i'- i ...-. i.i.
Building, 3:00pm.Carn..A.(h.FdScalclneElmotr
S, Smnith,:.7c GId.)
The 'fallowingll oshv itdv- lmnay (allt)
1956-57 school = yeari i:r .:Te wil OT ma rench '
send representaivs o heBreu f Rges it, P i ch -'Tahri-.ds
Appointmentsato ineriewcniae 'nutilArs ihSholEgi
At this t) i.SnihEgs.
Barrin~gton, ll. Teaher. neds: aitsurg , Pen. eaetnes
musict each trng-a lemnay/r tnih
High level', aireit 8.zl Oresr a.). She p agan, t t1 >, '- Tahe ee
King City, Calif. I F Teachertry (dg.,nd r4h.th1
High School EnglishJunls;En-Idsra At:SeilEdcto C
lish/Retarded Readig ilgclSd hpdc ef ado ern°
flee. 'ath Orange & Ma:ple'cwo, Ner-
LyonMich~ - 'c. r ne*d :OUi r 71 .,-T, rnd:Grl'Py d

1 1 orsi , 1~ n: ii-, I roiiclu 'pO.,cabiv Latin
r lJo In ~,
aunt ii '~,,n I' isneme,,, 4',iIl. - reach...
or iic~' . 9i Ii (itjd( Mat ii Agst, FoOi
P II ('a ~
cre ~, it~ 51 it P. 1 ci cl~cr needs
El 'ii ciii :ir~ : bpce~ h Correct ionist . Visit-
I rh *n.i, Ill, I c:~cher need',' Music
Orchesir t ~Yleni , Juiixor Senior lilgI.
ci cii
Va~aai ~hc ii. I cachor needs: Ele-
ui,'nu~r 2 unici High English, High
'it l aoi Socxi I Science; Elementary
511 sic
t~~aa erI~ , U, I ei~cher i~ecds: Eng.
fish Lit ei' ~ture i.iorarv Science Foreign
L~ ngua;,e: Commercial with Shorthand
Wilton, ('own. Teat her needs. Earil
Elen.eotari . Front h Sp,,ndh
I' or addit tonal inIortuation contact
I ic l3ureau of Appolntiiients, 3528 Ad
rniniscr.itlon Ilnildin ~, No. 3-1511, Ext
489.
SUMMLII E'LA( L'MEN'l'
Capital tir Lines, Inc., Is offering s
xuiilque ,,unxiner eniploi'menr to quali..
tied ccl ego women as Air Hostesses
Apphcauon must be made 1w May 25
('all the bureau of Appointments, 352~
Adrtxiilstrarioii Bldg., eat, 371 for de~
'rail~.
lflI~nd Steel Co.. East Ch~c'sgo, md.
1. looking for Mill Labor, Craft Help.
ers Draftsmen. Aa~t. Feat Engineers foi
tho summer ('a 11 the Bureau of Ap~
vlointrnents~ '3528 AdminIstration Dldg
cxi. 371 for further information,
~ last two meetings of the Summet
Pllccetiieiii Servit e will be Wed., May
i3 and Tucs, It ay

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Poets To Read Own Writings

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Nine poets have been chosen to
read their own works at 2:30 p.M..
today in Itm. 3B of the 'Union.
The poetry reading, which is
part of the annual Student Art
Festival, is sponsored by the Inter-
Ars Union.
Prof. Donald Pearce of the Eng-
lish department will be moderator,
The program is open to the pub-

lien Cffe will be served.
Reading ;their poetry *'ill be
James Camp, Mary Ann Bnesh,
'58, Richard Braun, '56, and Nancy"
Wuillard, '58.
Others are Doris Parsons, Jud-
son McGehee, Grad., Marge Piercy,
'57, Curt Shellman, '56, and Ber-
nard Strempek of the English de-
partment,.

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By SUSAN K~L' TUS
The ..Academic Integrity Com-
mxittee'at Cornell recently conduct-
ed a survey on the problem of
cheating.
Vilfty per cent of the students
reported that they had seen cheat-
ing in the classrooms, Less than
eight per cent claimed they had
never seen any cheating. Only
44 percent believed that an honor
.system would be an effective me-
thof of curbing the cheating.
It wais revealed that other com-
plaints% which most students have
against Cornell and large univer-
sities in general were unannounced
quizres, objective tests, large class-
es, all important marks and the
demanding admission require-
xn nso rd aesh os'Sixty-three per dent of the stud-
ents said that theri'e w an au n-

due emphasis on grades at Cor-
nell."
The University of Kansas really
had its problems. Or at least it
seemed that way for a moment.
The residents of .a women's dor-
mitory there were recently read an
ultimatum, The gist of it was
that,. due to the. offensive display
of affection found shortly prior to
closing hours, the administration
was prohibiting men from calling
at the women's residence halls af-
ter b p.m..
The administration felt that the
students had misused their privi,-
leges and that the ruling would
be In. effect until such time as the
administration felt that the stud-
ents were better able to show their
maturity as members of the Uini-
verity f aily.
The women were still mulling
over the new ruling when an April
Fool sign was carried In.

euun has summed up the career of
a. coach in this laconic verse:
Desired /'Wired / Hired / In-
spired / Admired / TFired / Mired /
Fired.

STUDENT ENINEERS-M.E. &E.E.
Sum!mer employment. opportunities art aiabifor Tty-
two promising student engineers (sophs, jrs ., srs",). You will
receive good pay while learning the fundamentals of jet en-
gine fuel controls, Also, you will work on testing problems
under the ;guidance of our ablest project engineers.
r for further details, call or wri
Robert Ha-wkins
HOLLEY CAORBURETOR COMPANY
119 535E. Nine Mile Road - "ban Dyke, :Michi AA
Phone- ,Jeffe sn 61

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$T. MARY'S STUD EN1T CHAPEL
Mosses Daily ot 7:0A.M 80 AM 90
Suda~oysat 8:00 A.>, 93 M,1:0 ..
12 noon.
NoeaDvoiis edn;,esdyEenns J- 0
THE CHURCH OF CHRIST
Sun ay . 1.1'00 A.M- .00,1j)A.M. 0 M
Wedn da. -730 M Bb etudy, Mir'se
Charles Bur,
Hear 'The FHerald a rut" WY' ABC;Net
w orkf,.Sundays-i1 :00 o 1:3 _0P.
WH R2V-Sundays 9:15A,
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
and 'WESLEY FOUNDATION
120 S. StteSt~
Mserr ill R. Abbey, Erland J, Wai goon t
William B, Hutchinson, 'ug i ARonso
9:00 and 10:45 A.M, Worship, ' toGr a utdo
! Ourselves," Dr. Abbey preaching,
9'30 A.M. Two discussion Go pProblerns of
Christian Belief and Paul'.. faith and World
Religions.
-:1PM lwhp6:45 P.M. Worship-Ar, ic of rdedication and
Installation of Officers and Cabinet Members.
Program--Young Moslem Group from Dearborn
guests. Panel on the Christian Faith,
-7.30 P.M. Fireside Forum--.Vice-President Per
j Pont will speak on "Our Changing Campus.",
Welcome to Wesley Foundation Rooms, Open Doily,
(Disciples of Christ)
HillanTppnSrt,
'0:45 Morning aorship. Guestaker:Rev.Don-
ald West of Indianapo;is:THE: CHURCH S
QUEST FOR WHOLENESS.
?:45 4.M . Church School
THE CONGREGATIONAL and ISCIPLES STU-
DENT GID
7.00 P.M., Memrian CritanChrh r.«n
West, speaker:,THE RVOLUT ION , OF MOD-,
ERN MISSIONS,

ST, ANDREWS CHURCH and the
EPISCOPAL STUDENT FOUNDATION
306 North Divion Stee
8 oclock Holy Communion rat St. Andrews
Church~ (Breakfast at the Canterbury H-ouse
following the 9 o'clock I
11 o'clock Morning pryer and sermorn.
5:45 Buffet Supper.
6.45 Speaker, Dr. Austin Warren, "Thre Orhdox
Church, An Ecumenical Movement,"'
UNIVERSITY LUTHERAN STUDENT
CHAPEL AND CENTER
1511 Wshfenaw Avenue
(The Lutheran Church -Missouri Synod
Alfred T Scheips, Pastor
Sunday at 9:30 and at 10:45. Wrship Services,
with Whitsundauy Sermon by the pastor, "Come
Holy Ghot od and Lrd."
Sunday at 600' Fellowship nd Recogrition Din-
nier, Dr. C. Mundinger of Michigan State,
§ Guest Speaker"'With Diploma in Hand."
CAMPUS CHAPEL
Sponsored by the Chhi.i n R fore
Churches of Michign)
Washtenaw at Forest
Rv, Leonard Verduin, Direcic.
"es;. Ph NO 5-4205; Office Ph NO 8-7421
1:0MriServicND
7.00Liveing'Service
REFORMED
423 South Fout Avenue
WlterS. Press, Pastor
Morse Sito, Student Director
10.45 A.M. Worship Service Sermon: "he Struc
tret of the Church." Reverend Press
4:00 P.M tudent Guild
LUTHERAN STUDENT CHAPEL
(National Lutheran Council)
l Hill S.& South Forest Ave
Dr, H 0. Yoder, Pastor
Sunday.--9 & 1i'00cAM. Worship Services &Crn-
moo ion.
10:00 A.M. Bible Stud.
5.45 PM, Supper & Program Honoring Sen..
i i',
GRACEBIBLE CHURCH
GRCrerSae&IoStes
Winliat ennettHurotre.i
Willi0Sunam SchBnnttl.o
j1:00 "Sudy ChoolinExrpi.
6: 00 StuenChrGsialpi
67:00STuenthoe G uild fGa.
Wedn "esdWhol0 reroMcetoing.
We W - Icome YOU
{FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
;ote and William Street.
$ Minister, .Rev Leorar A. Pur
{Church Schaoofa 1045 AM Junior Church in
Douglas Chapel
S At 10:45 AM. r. Far ill .speaks o "THE
j GOAL THAT WAS DENIED"
Student Guild at Memoril Christin Church at
7:0 P.M, Speaker: Mr. Donald West. Subject:
"TEREVOLUTION OF MODERN MISSIONS."
FIRST CHURCH FCH IT
SCIENTIST
i833 Wash'tnaw Aveur
Ann Arbor Michigan
Suniday 11 A.M.
Wednesday, s pM,, o tiro nvMciii
1SunoaSchool, 9:30 AM
!Reading Roarn, 330 Suh Mim.
Tuesday to Saturday 11 A M. to S PM Monday,
1AM to 9 P.M~.S d,,230 to 4:30 P.M.

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To the rcompany~
of friends home.
ward bound you
can make it a
'art-' all then .
More Comfort!'
R'estful coaches ,
loads of 4
luggage space, _
refreshments
and swell Tre, s
en route. No
roug h driiM'o-
skiest lear. Yes ir!The r aini
tops in tran.9sportation!
What Savintgs!
friend s andeno
heemoney.k~
when rormreN=
bound sfor rthe
bothwa'.Tcdgodor3da,
Grand i Freturning7 to ,;e-shol
COACH PARTY FARI'_:Sa.in ;

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
502 East Huran
Chester H. Loucks adDaeCDy m
isters- tdn Avsr etaae
9:45 Testudentn[class wl ontiueits tuieo
fhlife an1d character o eu.Thir ee m
phststhe Book ofMtte
North Sie BpitCurhi n rowill
speak on $fte ftopi, "HowIt All eGan"
FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH
'1917 ahtnrAeu
Rev,EdadHRdaMise
Ic ly CainadRcadWmvrwl ics
'Food and Pol.
11 A.M. Services ofWosiReLaadHe.
man preaching on 'heSlteofOu<D
nomination.'
7.30 P.M. Uniain tdn GopPrtsc
Charlesrt nono'"he Ntue f thca
Decision.

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