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December 15, 1955 - Image 8

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Tells Escape
Story. Today
Today's presentation of "The
Tunnelers" on WUOM and WHRV
at 4:45 p.m. will tell an exciting
story of danger and adventure that
was found right on campus.
This week Prof. Andrew Ehren-
kreutz of the Near East depart-
ment will appear in person to tell
his story with Ed Burrows.
Prof. Ehrenkreutz, born in East-
ern Poland, joined the Polish
forces resisting Hitler in France
in 1939. In January 1941, after a
year's bitter fighting, and having
been captured by the German in-
vaders, he was imprisoned in Sta-
lag 4B in Muhlberg, Saxony. He
volunteered for duty in a special
agricultural work camp which pro-
vided a better opportunity for es-
There Ehrenkreutz and three
other prisoners resolved to escape
and walk 3,200 miles to Poland in
order to rejoin the Polish re-
sistance forces. They evaded the
camp guard and began a twenty-
three day run for life.
Without food, but not daring to
appear in the daylight to steal any,
not having time at night, they
evaded capture by a series of sheer
miracles. On the twenty-third
night Ehrenkreutz and his com-
panions crossed into Poland, al-
most reaching their destination.
But the nearness of success caused
them to let down their guard, they
stopped to sleep and attempted to
get food.
After walking more than three
thousand miles, crossing some of
Europe's widest and most treach-
erous rivers without setting foot on
a bridge, living like the hunted
animals they had become, all four
were captured while trying to steal
a chicken.
Thi lives of all of the men were
undoubtedly saved through their
capture, since they would almost
surely have been killed in the
massacre of Polish underground
forces which occurred later, but at
the time the appearancel of six
German troops meant only utter
In 1945, during the collapse of
the Axis' resistance, he escaped
again, this time forced to flee
double fqes. His guards sought to
kill on sight all those who attempt-
the Russian army was bearing
down on Pole and German alike.
This second race with death was
cessful when. he reached safety.

Museum Donates Gift to Public

"The World in Miniature" is this
year's Christmas gift from the
Henry Ford Museum to the gen-
eral public.
"The museum is again stressing
the unusual in its presentation of
an elaborate collection of minia-
tures and models collected by the
Fords through the years," said
David W. Krupp, Museum public
relations official.
Though the museum has had
most of these miniatures and small
scale models several years, this
Christmas is the first time they
have ever been displayed as an or-
ganized collection.
The models are mostly repro-
ductions of full-scale attractions
of the five major categories of the
Museum: agriculture, power, trans-
portation, architecture and design
and fine arts.
Highlighting the agricultural
section are scale model reapers,
sowers, cultivators and plows. Most
of these models were made by in-
ventors for the United States Pat-
ent Office.
"Regulations at one time re-
quired that a working model of an
invention be submitted along with
the request for patent," explained
Krupp, "and many models later
presented to the Museum are in-
cluded in this year's show."
The focal point of the Yuletide
exhibit is a large, doll-house-like
model of Richmond Hill, the Ford
plantation in Ways, Georgia.
This one-inch to one-root scale
model was specially built to show
the late Mrs. Henry Ford how her
Medical Essay
.Prize CGiven.
"The Story of Ether and Chloro-
form and the Struggle for Accept-
ance," an essay by John A. Burns,
has won first prize in the Eliza-
beth Sargent Lee Medical History
Essay Fund.
Second prize went to Steve G.
Manikas, '56, for his essay, "The
Evolution of Orthopedic Surgery,"
and third prize was awarded to
William A. Caro, who wrote "Ty-
phus Fever and its Influence on
the Course of History."
Established by the late Prof. Al
fred O. Lee to encourage an inter-
est among prospective doctors in
,medical history, the fund awards
prizes every two years for the best
essays submitted on that general
This year's judges were Prof.
Bruno Meinecke of the classical
studies department, Dr. Frederick
A. Coller of the medeical school,
and Prof. Franklin B. Newman of
the English department.

Four Teams
Debate Case
In Contest
The best four teams were chosen
in the Henry M. Campbell Compet-
ition of the Law School yester-
The winning eight students were
picked from sixteen entries that
comprised the teams of appellants
and appellees debating a partcu
lar case of monopoly restriction in-
volving the Sherman and Clayton
anti-trust acts.
The winning students, who are
all juniors, are Robert W. Steele,
Edward C. Adkins, John A. Beach,
Edwin S. Taylor, Richard B. Mad-
den, Norman E. Garr, Charles B.
Renfrew, and Richard Benson.
After the initial formality the
debaters presented their cases with
a 15 minute period allowed for
each. "As was seen in this case
there was no lessening of compe-
tition . . ." was a familiar phrase
heard as they argued pro and con
the relations between the whole-
saler and the dealers of a product
regarding territorial price fixing.
The students presented their
cases before four moot courts
which were presided over by three
chin-in-hand judges of the faculty.
In this pretended appeal to the
Supreme Court the debaters were
required to think quickly many
times to answer the dogmatic
questioning of the judges,
"The sixteen contestants in the
competition will all be senior
judges .next year, irrespective of
the fact that they won or lost,"
Roger G. Kidston, Spec. said.
The debate is an extra-cirricular
activity that nearly all law stu-
dents enter, he explained. It is
a continuing process from year
to year along the class level. The
entering freshmen hold fall and
spring competitions whereby they
accrue points on the basis of their
When the students become jun-
iors the top sixteen contestants
with the greatest number of points
are selected to compete in the
quarter final debate, Kidston said.

COLCHESTER, England (A')}_
Celebrating her 141st birthday,
Mrs. Emmeline Nicholas plant-
ed a batch of seeds to grow
auricula, a type of ' primrose.
In,this climate the plant takes
two years to flower.
Diamond Named
SBX Manager
Bill Diamond, '56E, has been
named general manager of the
Student Book Exchange, the Union
student offices announced recent-
There are still openings for five
paid assistant managers, who with
the manager will form the Book
Exchange committee. Interested
persons may contact ]diamond.
The February exchange will be
held on the third floor of the
Union addition.

Some bachelors go to extreme
lengths to meet women.
Ed Poindexter and Joe Manda-
rino, who call themselves dis-
gruntled bachelors, are minerolo-
gists who work in a visually ac-
cessible laboratory in the base-
ment of the Natural Science Build-
One day, as these two bachelors
sat in their lab staring out of the
window at the many passing co-
eds, an idea occurred to them. Why
not attract the attention of these
passing women with a sign?
So, combining their ingenuity
with their knowledge of electronics
and physics, the two men con-
structed a box with a red light
bulb inside. Cut out of the front
of the box was the word -"HI."
Now, by merely applying a slight
pressure upon ,a button, Poin-

Minerologists Find Sign New
Way To Attract Passing Coeds

dexter and Mandarino can attract
the attention of all passing coeds.
"Actually," Poindexter s a i d,
"we're doing voluntary research for
the benefit of all men. We dis-
approve heartily of the mixer sys-
tem we have here. At a mixer, you
can meet a girl easily, grab her
and dancehwith her. If you do
the same thing in a drugstore, you
get your face slapped."
The men said that their system
really works. According to the
bachelors, most girls wave back
and smile at them.
Although these two men per-
fected the sign, "at least a dozen
men come down and buzz it."
Now, the bachelors are working
on a portable "HI sign" the size of
a cigarette case. "The good thing
about this," Poindexter said, 'is
that if we can perfect it, we can
sell it."



-Daily-John Rirtzel

new southern mansion would ap-
pear after construction.
The tiny interior furnishings for
the miniature kitchen of the man-
sion are based on Greenfield Vil-
lage's Clinton Inn. The scale mod-
el 18th century dining room and
the kitchen are both furnished
with miniatures from Mrs. Ford's
personal collection.
A unique one-quarter scale
working model of the first suc-
cessful Benz car highlights the
miniature automotive section.
Items from the famous Charles
Brady King collection of minia-
tures, on exhibit for the first time,
illustrate other modes of transpor-
Included in this section are ac-
curately - constructed models of
clipper ships, two-masted schoon-
ers and other ships built by early
New Englanders.
Working. models- of steam and
electric engines, generators, and

miniatures from the King collec-
tion are included in the powerl
Exquisite examples of 18th and
19th century craftsmanship in
glass, ceramics, woodworking and
metalwork come from the Muse-
um's Fine Arts collection.
The tiny silverware collection is
one of the Museum's most valuable
acquisitions, according to officials.
Two personal possessions of P.
T. Barnum's midget General Tom
Thumb are also on exhibit. The
little general's bicycle and a
brougham carriage which Queen
Victoria had built for Thumb's
world journeys are displayed as a
feature attraction for younger visi-
"Christmas in Miniature" will
be open to the public during the
regular Museum visiting hours of
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The show may
be seen in the Special Exhibits
Area through Jan. 3.



There's still ,time to
buy the '56 Ensian
before the vacation...
at the Student
Publications Bui lding,
420 Mayna-rd,
between 8:00-5:00.
Price $6.50






What's doing
at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft



Domestic Travel
in the Age of Jet Transports

Nowhere else can engineering graduates utilize their
training more fully than in the rapidly evolving field
of aircraft propulsion. Work is well under way on the
development of even more advanced powerplants -
jet, turboprop, nuclear.



Starting in 1959, United Air Lines' flight time be-,
tween Los Angeles and New York will be 4 hours -
between Chicago and New York, only 90 minutes. By
placing the first contract order for jet transports to be
used in domestic operations, United Air Lines has upheld
its reputation as a pioneer in American air travel. Its
new fleet of 30 Douglas DC-8 Clippers will be powered
by the most powerful production aircraft engines in the*
world, J"57 turbojets, designed and developed by Pratt &
Whitney Aircraft.
It is only a matter of time until jet transports are

standard equipment along the air lanes of the world.
The large majority of them will be powered by Pratt
& Whitney Aircraft jet engines-an achievement of
great significance.
A jet-turbine powerplant that develops 10,000 pounds
of thrust - or more - involved some of the most com-
plex problems of present-day engineering. A glance
at the roster of today's J-57-powered military aircraft'
is proud testimony to the success with which those
problems were resolved by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft




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How much will you have contributed In
answer to the pressing demands of an
unbelievably exciting period in engi-
neering achievement? How satisfying
your progress and your rewards?
The coming decade is, for you, a time
of transition. In whatever field you
choose to pursue a career, your record
of advancement from neophyte to vet-
eran will not depend on ability alone.
For . . . without ample opportunities
to demonstrate your talents, you can-
not prove your potential value in any
Today, at Sikorsky Aircraft, the
challenge is a mighty one. Solutions to
the intricate problems of advanced ro-

tary wing aircraft will have great bear.
ing on military and commercial prog-
ress in the years just ahead. To help
provide the right answers, more en-
gineers with foresight and vision are
Challenging projects, excellent facili-
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proficiency, merited promotions and re-
wards, liberal company policies in-
clined toward family well-being .. .
ALL contribute importantly to a young
engineer's success. Your career at
Sikorsky Aircraft, reviewed ten years
hence, would doubtless reveal a most
satisfactory record, both personally
and professionally.


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