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IDAY, JULY 31, 1931



Forty-Three Ordnance Reserve
Members to Take Course
Under A. H. White.
One of Three College Training
Centers Maintained Here
by Government.
Forty-three officers of the Ord-
nance reserve, varying in rank
from second lieutenant to major,
will gather here on Sunday, Aug-
ust 2, for the two weeks' course in
special instruction for officers of
the Ordnance reserve at the Univer-


(By Associated Press)
The entire country, save for two
sweltering sections, enjoyed at least
temporary relief from soaring tem-
peratures today.
One of those areas, comprised of
Indiana, western Ohio and northern
Kentucky, continued to swelter un-
der the intense heat. The other, a
larger one, was made up of Ne-
braska, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma,
Arkansas and Texas. Not only were
inhabitants suffering in these sec-
tions but the corn crops were firing
and an alarming danger of drought
was reported.
While the east and northeast en-
joyed a temporary break in the
high temperature, there were pre-
dictions that the high humidity
would remain and that the equally
torturing heat would return for an-
other stand.

LONDON, July 30.-(JP)-An offi-
cial statement made public today
said that David Lloyd George "pass-
ed a restful night and his strength
is well maintained. His condition
so far continues to be satisfactory."
The liberal party chief and war-
time prime minister was operated
on Wednesday for a kidney ailment.
Since the days when the nation
watched anxiously for news from
the bedside of King George, no
sickroom has been the focus of so
much interest and sympathy as
Lloyd George's.
Wednesday night the attending
physicians were reported quite sa-
tisfied with the condition of the
patient, considering the severity of
the operation.

sity training center, it has been an-
nounced. The course will continue
through August 15, and will be in
charge of Alfred H. White, colonel
of the Ordnance reserve, professor
and head of the department of
chemical engineering of the Uni-
Three of these "training centers"
are maintained by the War depart-
ment, one at Stanford university,
the second at Massachusetts Insti-
tute of Technology, and the third
at the University of Michigan. The
officers are assigned by the govern-
ment to the different training cen-
ters, those in attendance at the
University being especially interest-
ed either in the metal components
of shells or in explosives.
White Explains Purpose.
In explaining the purpose of the
instructional work at the training
centers, Professor White said that
it is designed to "train a person-
nel for service at loading plants in
time of war."
"The Ordnance department," he
said, "is responsible for the manu-
facture and delivery to the army
of munitions and guns, the later
term covering small-arms as well as
cannon. In time of war, the various
parts of the shells would be manu-
factured in different plants, tem-
porarily transformed for such work.
Thus, shell-cases might be made at
some automobile factory, fuses at a
second plant in another part of the
country, explosives at a third. But
these various parts would have to
be assembled and the shells loaded
at 'loading plants' before delivery
to the army.
"These loading plants do not ex-
ist in times of peace, nor can or-
dinary commercial plants of any
sort be converted to such purpose.
The plants, then, must be created
upon or immediately preceding the
outbreak of war, and trained per-
sonnel must be ready in advance
to take charge of them."
Nine Men to Instruct.
The administrative staff of the
training center at the University
includes, commanding officer, Col.
A. H. White, Ord. res.; executive of-
ficer, Major Basil D. Edwards, Inf.,
D. O. L.; adjutant and property of-
ficer, Capt. A. B. Custis, O.D., D.O.L.;
medical officer, Capt. C. B. Peirce,
Med. res.
The staI of instructors will in-
clude, in addition to Col. White,
Major Edwards and Capt. Custis,
Col. P. J. O'Shaugnessy, D.D., Ma-
jor C. M. Steese, O.D., chief of De-
troit ordnance office, Clair Upthe-
grove, professor of metallurgical en-
gineering at the University, Major
specialists' reserve during the war,
Frank A. Mickle, major in the Ord-
nance reserve, assistant professor
of mechanical engineering at the
University and first lieutenant in
the Ordnance department during
the war and John C. Brier, major in
the specialists' reserve, professor of
chemical engineering at the Uni-
versity and during the war en-
gaged in the manufacture of nitro-
benzene and other "intermediates"
used in the making of explosives.
Eight Courses Planned.
Eight different courses will be
given as follows: "Introduction to
Organization of the Army," Col.
O'Shaugnessy and Maj. Edwards;
"History and Description of Artil-
lery," Maj. Steese; "Properties of
Metals-Elementary," Col. White;
"Properties of Metals-Advanced,"
Maj. upthegrove; "Explosives and

Loading," Maj. Brier; "Explosives
Laboratory," Maj. Brier; "The Use
of Gauges in the Manufacture of
Artiller Ammunition," Maj. Mickle,
and "Range Firing," Capt. Custis.
Owing to the limited size of the
local rifle range, situated three
miles west of the city on the Huron

Associated Press Photo
Col. Charles A. Lindbergh and Mrs. Lindbergh are shown In their pontoon-equipped monoplane as it rase
from the Potomac river at Washington on the first leg of their projected Might to tale Orient. They lan et' At
New York to repair their radio set before proceeding to Maine to bid farewell to their baby and Mrs. ind.
berth's family.




Sports Woman

Next Thursday evening, there will
be an open swimming meet for all
women registered in the University.
The events are to be a 25-yard dash,
side stroke for form, back crawl for
form, 25 yard sculling race, retriev-
ing race and novelty races.
Every woman desiring to enter is
asked to sign up at Barbour gym-
nasium at once. The meet will be
held in the Union pool.
All players in the tennis tourna-
ment who have not yet completed
their first round are reminded that
they must do so this week. Draw-
ings are posted in the Women's
Athletic building. Tickets for this
week's picnic and swim, which will
take place at 5 o'clock this after-
noon, may still be purchased at the
office in Barbour gymnasium.
Fashion "
Yo. .Plate
You girls who have plucked your
eyebrows to one thin line had better
begin the long and tedious task of
letting them grow out, for the brows
will be decidedly thicker this year.
No more of the slinking affects or
sly arches, but a definite curve. The
only thing that is at all discourag-
ing about this new fashion is the
terrible task of letting them grow
in again. Plenty of patience is re-
quired, and it often takes as long
as four months to get them to the
required thickness.
Have you noticed that the fad of
bright finger nail polish is finally
going out of style? Of course there
are many who still use it, but the
shade is not that terrible bright
that actually hurts the eyes.
For the girls that go without
hose in the summer time this help-
ful hint might keep yor shoes
from rubbing your feet. Take your
old stocking and cut the feet out,
and fit them on your feet. Then,
put the shoe on and you will find
that the rubbing is eliminated al-
most entirely. This has proved to
be very successful.
Last of Wednesday Tea
Dances Given at League
Concluding the series of weekly
tea dances which the Women's
League has been sponsoring dur-
ing the summer term, 150 South-
erners and Physical Education stu-
dents were entertained in the con-
course and Grand Rapids room of
the League building, Wednesday af-
ternoon. Miss Ethel McCormick,
Dean of Women, poured.
Students who assisted in receiv-
ing guests were Katherine O'Hearn,
Janice Gillette, Katherine Leopold,
Constance Purrington, Deirdie Mc-
Millan, Dorothy Ridgeway, Adel
Shuknit, Helen Parmalee, Jeanette
Wilburn, and Natalie Jordan.

Special Commission Will Launch
Investigation Next
LANSING, July 30.-(P)-With
the co-operation of every state ag-
ency pledged by Gov. Wilber M.
Brucker, a special commission nam-
ed by him to investigate milk prices
will launch its inquiry next Wed-
In its first meeting Wednesday,
the governor placed at the body's
disposal a special $5,000 appropri-
ation granted by the state admin-
istrative board. The governor urg-
ed speed and accuracy and a se-
ries of hearings which will begin
next week was ordered. Herbert
E. Powell, chairman of the com-
mission, has the authority as state
agricultural commissioner to sum-
mon and examine witnesses.
That the commission may seek
to recommend a "fair price" for
the farmers was indicated by Pow-
ell. He said the body will have no
authority to enforce fixed prices
but it can determine the cost of
milk production and the cost of
distribution and can announce pub-
licly what it believes would be fair
prices for producers and distribu-
Harvey Campbell, representing
the Detroit milk investigating com-
mittee which has been absorbed
by the state commission, offered to
turn over reports from several
milk distributing companies show-
ing their costs.
He suggested that an audit be
made to determine the average
price per quart for distribution.
Powell said he wouldn't give a
"snap of the finger" for figures of-
fered by the commission unless the
commission goes back of the values
they place on subsidiaries and other
It was decided to start at the be-
ginning and verify every bit of
data relative to milk prices, after
Judge Ira W. Jayne of Detroit, ad-
vised that reports received from
the companies do not qualify as
evidence. Hearings to be held here
will deal principally with produc-
tion costs.
A capacity crowd attended the
water carnival here this year. Thir-
ty-two floats were entered.
802 Packard Street
Today, 11:30 to 1:30
Fried Perch with Potatoes
Pickled Beets or
Cottage Cheese Salad with
Cold Meat, Potato Chips
Frozen Pudding
Coffee, Milk
5:30 to 7:30
Baked Stuffed White Fish
Stuffed Pork Chops
Roast Veal, Jelly
Meat Loaf, Tomato Sauce
Mashed, French Fried Potatoes
String Beans, Scalloped Corn

Co-eds here recently demanded
that the university establish smok-
ing rooms for their use. A petition
signed by more than 468 women is
receiving consideration from ad-
ministration authorities.

Dance Park Plan Wamplers Lake.
Every Night and Sat. and Sun. Matinees
You'll sure step to CHICK FOWLER'S
Eleven-Piece Whoopee
On the Air Over WIBM Jackson Weds. 6 to 7 P. M.



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