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' FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15,1957

TILE MICHIGAN DAILY

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HIROSHIMA DISASTER: Dental Health Program Bainton To OpenReligious
Atom Bomb Gives U.S. World Power OfersTwoCouse Roland Bainton, well-known ed-
ei s 1 lo C ourTses ucator and professor of ecclesiasti- Seven other lectures in reigio&
(T sfrst cal history at Yale University, will will be held this semester. Eac
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first _______
in a series of nine articles concerning the world. Now every man knew duct of his own inventiveness,.. By BETHANY WASSERMAN speak at a University lecture on will be given by an outstandin
the atom, atomic energy, how it may that the atom existed and that it it necessary to draw upon all (treatmentwhich consists of clean- religion at .4:10 p.m. today in'authority in the field.
be utilized and the important scien- could be split releasing tremendous reasoning powers to control a pro- "There is a wider selection of ing and polishing teeth,) instruc- Auditorium A, Angell Hall. Other lectures, their topics, an
lists who contributed to the a-frgrad- iono a u arnd oiala- indtoiumlctuA, songelylth Hall.eywil pek r
vnsts ho r the a-energy for either good or evil. Man to protect himself and coming Job opportunities today for grad- tion on mouth care and topical ap- Bainton's lecture, sponsored by the dates they will speak are
vancement of the atomic age.) found himself in control of the generations against a weapon so uates of the dental hygiene pro- plication of sodium fluoride to pre- the committee on studies in reli- George Florovsky, professor of his
By GERALD LUNDY most powerful of the natural powerful that there is no material gram than ever before," according vent tooth decay. gion and the history department, tory and theology of Eastern O
forces. defense against it. to Dr. Dorothy Hand, director of According to Dr. Hard, evidence will be "Some Aspects of the Re- thodoxy, Harvard Divinity Schoo
At first the American B-29 wasiWith the dawn of the new era I Tomorrow: International Control the curriculum in dental hygiene. of a good academic education is a formation," an area in which he is "Religious Themes in 19th Cetur
but a luminous speck on a Japan- the world was content with re- of Atomic Energy. Citing opportunities in the field, paramount factor in selecting ap- considered a specialist, Russian Philosophy and Litera
ese radar screen. joicing. ___________________the director commented, "A girl plicants for the program. Born in Derbyshire, England, ture," Feb. 28; Arnold Nash, pro
Unsuspecting radar operators New Threshold may choose her job depending on "However, sincere interest and Bainton received his A.B. degree fessor of the history of religion
surmised that the tiny dot was After all-mankind was on the where her particular interest lies, strong enthusiasm are also essen- from Whitman College, and his University of North Carolina, "Th
probably a fleet of high altitude threshold of new and great dis Campus.1 She may work in a dental office. tial qualities for a good dental B.D. and Ph.D from Yale Univer- Study of Religion in the Stat
aircraft winging toward the south- coveries; the "war to end all wars" in the public schools or possibly hygienist," she said. sity. He began teaching at Yale in University," March 7th; Paul Till
en tip of Honshu, where Japan's had ended; and democracy still Briefs I in the State Health Department The dental hygiene program, al- 1920 as an instructor and ad- ich, professor of divinity, Harvar
Inland Sea ports are located. stood... but still the bomb existed! as a dental health consultant." though an integral part of the vanced to his present position in Divinity School, "Psychology an
Air alerts sounded in the cities A Prospective students planning to School of Dentistry, has a train- 1936, Religion," March 15th.
in the path of the crafts, fateful A war had been fought and won
and lost. Its tears and sorrow had, MUSKET Executive Committee enter this field have their choice ing course exclusively its own. Literary Contributions More Lectures
Hiroshima among them, an im- been pushed to the back of the petitions and scenarios are due by of two different programs of The program, begun in 1921, now The Yale professor has contrib- Also: Martin Buber, Hebre
portant Japanese army base. minds of those who could forget. 5 p.m. today at the Union main study. The first, called the degree has expanded to include 39 uted to numerous journals and has University, Jerusalem, "The I-
Above Hiroshima "the speck" a student to women and possibly will be able authored five books, including and Thou Concept," April 16th
assumed an ominous form in thel But the bomb couldn't be for-I desk.1 program, requires asuett
arlyumon insu. The date gotten. 'Executive committee selections have completed two years in the to take up to 75 with the proposed "Here I Stand," "A Life of Martin John Hutchinson, professor o
early morning sun. The date- gotn-xctvecmiteslctoshvdopltdtoyain he expansion of the dental school in Luther" and "The Travail of Reli- philosophy, Columbia Universit
4ug. 6, 1945. What had once seemed such a will be announced next week, ac- literary college preceding her two ea fthe lgoouher y" phlpoumbia Unge,
th erftrgious Liberty." "The Religious Use of Language,
Radar operators determined the great blessing now seemed a men- cording to John Moore, '57E, year training course in Dental Hy-
number of planes as less than f.ace to the peace of the world. MUSKET General Chairman. giene. Certificae ogra
three and all alerts were called Then the United States didn't * Certificate Program
off. They assumed that it was feel as secure as it had after Hir- A check for $33,460 was given The second course is called the -
probably an American craft on a shima. With the reality of the yesterday by the federal govern- certificate program and requires
reconnoitering or weather mission, bomb in mind, America and the ment to the University, to study only two years of study.'qollege
If attack does come, it will come world began to wonder about the the value of lump-sum compen- English is required, as are sociol-
later, some thought ... not now weapon that had been unleashed. sation benefits for injured work- ogy, speech and one year of high
with a single plane. With the end of the war "secur- ers. school chemistry. This program isMichigan Rhapsody
Surprise Attack ity" meant to America exclusive The check to Governor G. Men- different because it is open directly h R
This was the attitude that the ownership of the A-bomb and its nen Williams was presented by to a few high school graduates of Varsity
American planners had hoped for Bu Aerica wondered how long Mary E. Switzer, director of the s al merit.sity
-to capitalize on the surprise ele- tAsec wolderemainoexcon- Federal Office of Vocational Re- The short length of the course ?
mentthe secrets would rema excu- habilitation. is misleading, because it might
The big Superfortress released sively in their hands. Miss Switzer said the injured assume that it is the easier of the
its cargo. of men, she will tell in time to any worker wants not just cash, but to Wltwo programs, Dr. Hand observed BY T H E G LEE CL U B
A single missile - an atomic group interested and patient return to work. Extended periods It r, andithensieidints
bmb - fell toward the center of ugh in asking the question," of litigation and inadequate med- prog p
the awakening oriental metropolis. Albert Einstein had observed. ical care do not pr-vide the climate are carefully screened, she added. The Yellow and Blue
It fell until it was 1,500 feet for rehabilitation. Admission Requirement Laudes Atque Carmina
41.l. hn it; Danger to Mankind - .. . . .. ,. ,. . :..,t

s Lectures
n April 18th; Liston Pope, Dean,
h Yale Divinity School, "The Politi-
g cal Responsibiilty of the Church,"
May 13th; and Amos Wilder, Hollis
d professor of divinity, Harvard
Divinity School, "Protestantism
- and Contemporary Literature,"
- May 20th.
y
--Panel To Talk
On Mid-Ehast
,e
- A student panel and informal
dd discussion on the Israel-Egypt
crisis will be held at 8:30 tonight
in Hillel Foundation, 1429 Hill
w Street.
- This discussion is a follow up on
i; the address given Wednesday by
f Spencer D. Irwin, associate editor
y, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, on
" "The Mess of the Middle East."
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above the city ... and tnen Yt
exploded in a terrific aerial blast.
The center of the city shuddered
under the violent impact of the
equivalent of 20,000 tons of rNT.
Hundreds were shaken from
their beds . . . 60 per cent of the
city's people were dead or injured
... in ruined streets chaos reigned.
Many people didn't know what had
happened. Some never would.
What had once been the renter
of a busy city lay a' mass of
burning twisting rubble.
This had been the first of two
colossal atomic explosions aimed
to cripple two of Japan's most
important cities of World War II,
Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The
Atomic Age had begun.
U.S. Triumph
With the bombardment of these
key targets the United States
scored three great triumphs-the
impending climax of the war had
been hastened. America became
the dominant world power due to
exclusive ownership of the atomic
bomb and its production secrets.
The United States opened the door
to a new era of technological ad-
vance for the human race.
With the explosion of that first
bomb over Hiroshima the theory
of atomic energy was proven to

America began to realize that
if some aggressive nation could
unravel the A-bomb secrets, the
United States would be exposed to
the same fate of Hiroshima and
Nagasaki, only on a larger scale.
These fears weren't without
sound basis. The Soviet threat
existed as real then as now.
At the time of the first atom
explosion, most nations had the
basic prerequisites for producing
an A-bomb. They had enough
scientific and technical data, suffi-
cient, numbers of scientists and
engineers, necessary raw materials,
the means for manufacturing the
bomb and adequate finances to
produce them.

Last year about 198 people in As part of their admission re-
Michigan were injured on the job. quirement, students must have the <
equivalent of two months experi-
A Union theater trip to see the ence in a dental office, possibly
musical comedy "Fanny" in De- during the summer, to give them
troit is scheduled for Tuesday, the opportunity of seeing if they
Feb. 19. enjoy doing this type of work.
The cost of the trip is three dol- In addition to their regular
lars, which includes bus fare and academic schedule, all students
theatre ticket, and the trip tickets must work in the clinic for three
may be purchased in the Union. semesters giving prophylaxes
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But other nations were as wor-
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Atomic Age Conduct
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America would conduct itself as
dominant world power-would they
use atomic energy to benefit man
or would they succumb to a power-
lust as a result of their ownership
of the devastating atomic weapon?
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many that catastrophic beginnings
of the atom era were just hints
of what might follow.
Faced with this crisis, man felt

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