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Movies, Talks
Will Conclude
Linguistic Term
Symposium On Language
Change To Be Held By
Institute Tuesday
To Show X-Ray Film
X-ray motion pictures of the speech
organs, together with two lectures
and two round-table discussions, con-
clude the summer's extra-curricular
program of the Linguistic Institute,
it was announced yesterday by Prof.
Charles C. Fries, its director.
Opening the series of the week's
events will be the discussion of "The
Speech Side of Personality" by Prof.
Edward Sapir of Yale University,
scheduled on the regular University
..ummer series at 5 p.m. In Natural
Science auditorium.
To Discuss Linguistic Change
The Tuesday noon luncheon con-
ference of the Institute will be devot,
ed to a group discussion of the topic,
"Substratum and Linguistic Change."
Leaders of the symposium, according
to Dr. Fries, will be Professors Frank-
lin Edgerton of Yale University, Wil-
liam H. Worrell of the University of
Michigan, and Leo L. Rockwell of
Colgate University.
At 8:30 p.m. Wednesday there will
be shown in Hill Auditorium two cine-
matographic studies of human speech.
First will be the Menzerath-Janker
X-ray motion picture, with sound, of
the movements of the vocal organs
during speech. The film will be ac-
companied by an analysis and dis-
cussion presented by Dr. Bernard
Bloch of Brown University, visiting
member of the Institute faculty. Also
to be shown is stroboscopic motion
pictures of the vocal cords in action,
with accompanying comment by Dr.
Milton Cowan of the University of
A Second Round Table
A second round-table discussion has
been arranged for the Thursday lun-
cheon conference at the Union, when
Professors C. L. Meader and N. L..
Willey and Mr. McQuown will pre-,
sent views of the "Linguistic Prob-,
lemns Involved in the Proposal for an
International Auxiliary 'Language."i
Another talk by Professor Sapir
will end the lecture series. He will,
speak at 7:30 p.m., Friday, on the
topic, "The Indo-European Laryn-
geals," in response to numerous re-
quests from students in the Linguistic
Institute, among whom the laryngeali
hypothesis of Indo-European sound
changes has been a moot subject this
Athough these lectures and dis-
cussions officially close the Institute
program, a post-final luncheon con-1
ference has been announced by Dr.
Fries for the following Tuesday, Aug.
17, at which time there will be an in-
formal conversation concerning plans
for the 1938 session of the Linguistic

Tennis Star Returns

Don Budge, carrot-topped tennis
star, here is shown as he returned
to New York with his Davis Cup
teammates, bearing the 12-guart
bowl they won in England after it
had been held for 10 years by
French and British teams. Budge,
a bit flustered, holds up the famed
emblem of international tennis su-
premacy for cheerink thousands at
the dock to see.
Computes Orbit
Of 1New Comet
To Beat World
(Continued from Page 1)
as the big dipper. On Thursday,
Aug. 11, it will cut through the sec-
ond and third star in the handle
of the dipper. Not much tail can be,
seen because of its distance from the
Earth, Professor Maxwell says.
On Aug. 15, it will approach near-
est the sun. Qn that day it turns
around the sun at its perihelion, and
is only 78,000,000 miles away from the
center of the solar system's energy.
Professor Maxwell, who studies the
new comet through the Observatory's
12-inch refractor telescope, declared
that the plane of the comet is tilted
at an angle of 35 degrees to the plane
of the Earth's orbit. Five or six new
comets are reported each year, he
says, but few in each decade are able
to be seen by the unaided eye.
A new comet discovered just the
other day-on Aug. 4-is called Hub-
ble's Comet. It was observed by Ed-
win P. Hubble of the Mt. Wilson Ob-
servatory. Peltier's Comet last year
was discovered by an amateur ob-
server in Ohio, he mentioned. Dis-
covery is always by accident, and
often by amateurs.
"Only one-fourth of the comets are
periodic in orbit," he says. "These
return to the solar system from 3.3
years to 1,000,000 years. Halley's
Comet, last seen in 1910, will come
again in 1986. Halley's is the only
bright scheduled comet."E

Post - Mortem
Baby Gaining,
Doctors Report
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 7.-(')-
Medical science, having won its first
round in a fight for the life of three
and one-half pound Frances Mary
Bcccassini, turned today to problems
of feeding and encouraging the baby
to breathe without the aid of oxygen.
As the tiny girl entered her second
day since she was delivered in an
operation one minute after her dis-
ease-doomed mother died, h er
chances to live appeared definitely
Dr. William G. Turnbull, superin-
tendent, said after a visit to the baby's
room in the Philadelphia general hos-
pital he was "pleased with the baby's
Dr. John Corbit, assistant chief sur-
geon who performed the post mortem
delivery, slept last night for the first
time in more than 36 hours.
More Hopeful
He said he was increasingly hope-
ful because the baby was crying at in-
tervals and breathing regularly in the
miniature oxygen tent which he built
of X-ray film and adhesive tape.
The doctors said they would con-
tinue to strengthen the baby with in-
jections of saline solution and would
continue feeding her glucose, water
and two drams of milk every two
They planned another attempt to-
day to force the baby to breathe with-
out assistance. They were hopeful
she might be taken out of the oxygen
She was removed for a few minutes
Friday, but was returned to the tent
because her breathing became irregu-
lar and her color poor.
Her temperature had been reduced
from 105 degrees to nearly normal to-
This was accomplished by turning
off, one by one, electric lights ar-
ranged beneath the combination ox-
ygen tent and crib.
Routine Work
Dr Corbit waited for the baby's
mother, Mrs Mary Boccassini, 27, to
die Then he operated at once Hope
for the mother's recovery from tuber-
culous meningitis had been aban-
Dr. Corbit said the baby would not
have been born normally for two
weeks to a month.
The operation did not upset the
routine of the 28-year-old doctor, two
years out of medical school. During
the day he delievered two babies, born
The Rev. John McLaughlin, resi-
dent chaplain at the hospital, chris-
tened the Boccassini baby Frances.
The father, Dominick, Boccassini,
said the baby' was named for her ma-
ternal grandmother.
"I hope she will live," he said. "I
know my wife wanted the baby very
badly, and so did I."
Pres. Roosevelt Arrives
At Hyde Park Residence
HYDE PARK, N.Y., Aug. 7.-(A)-
President Roosevelt arrived here by
special train from Washington today
and motored to his nearby estate ov-
erlooking the Hudson. He had ar-
ranged a trip around his 560-acre
forest preserve later in the day.

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$750,000 For Building
Of Research Institute
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. -(A)-
Cancer-has been put on the spot.
If human skill can "get" this ruth-
less killer, the United States will do it.
Congress has authorized the ex-
penditure of $750,000 to build a Na-
tional Cancer Institute at Washing-
ton next year. It has added $700,000
A settlement of $200,000 has to finance research work. It has au-
been made at Pittsburgh, on Mrs. thorized $700,000 every year to fi-
Dorothy Moore Davidson, above, nance a search that will be more re-
by young Philip James Davidson, lentless than any manhunt the G-
who married the Kentucky girl men ever staged.
when both were students. me rad.
On Trail A Century
For more than a century, scientists
Ger anGr n have been trying to trail this malig-
nant slayer. But in all those years
Owes Success the yhave not been able even to learn
what it looks like, how it works, how(
it makes its insidious way into the
human system.
Last year it killed 137,000 persons
in the United States.
Final Event Of Deutscer One reason the hunt has been so
Verein's Program To Be baffling is that researchers have been
compelled to work more or less in-
Banquet Aug. 16 dependently in separate laboratories.
It has been difficult to coordinate
Deutscher Verein has enjoyed a studies, compare notes.
most satisfactory curriculum this But with a national cancer insti-
summer, club members agree, a cur- tute for centralizing the fight under
summm, sthe direction of the United States
riculum, the success of which has Public Health service, medicine will
been due in no small measure to the have a better chance to track down
singular efforts of Arthur H. Gross- one of the front-rank health enem-
man, director of the social activities ies.
I and guiding force in the club's pro- It's comparatively easy to get hu-
gram, according to one club member. man killers. Police know what they
Assisting Grossman with the minor are out for.
tasks were the members of the sum- Not Much Is Known
mer German faculty and the students But what is the killer, cancer, like?
of the department. Doctors just know a few of its ef-
The grand finale and gala event of fects. That something makes groups
the season will be the Deutscher of cells in the body go wild, that the
Verein banquet which is to be held cells start acting differently, multi-
Aug. 16 in the Grand Rapids Room ply, form a "growth" and kill.
of the League. Those in charge of They know they can save patients1
the program refuse to disclose the by cutting out the growth, or treating
nature of the entertainment to be it with radium. But this cure is un-
offered as they term the evenings certain unless the cancer is found
program "surpris elements." The fullIeargr.
club membership is expected to at- There have been a great many
tend, as well as any other students theories about th ecause of cancer
who care to. that have alarmed people from time
Activities which Deutscher Verein to time-theories about pipe-smok-
has sponsored this year under the ing starting cancer of themouth,
direction of Grossman include: bruises starting cancer or the one
A musical evening, which featured about certain types of cooking uten-
the Glee Club directed by Vernon sils being dangerous. Cancer experts'
Kellet, an evening of magic by Walter have knocked down all those. But the
Biberich, a picnic at Dexter Park, an tarry stuff in tobacco is demonstrat-
evening of music and dramatic read- ed to be able to cause cancer if ap-
ings (solos by Miss Thelma Lewis and plied in large quantities.
H. A. Van Deursen of the School of What clues are left?
Music. Precious few. Doctors know only

these few facts:
People over 40 are more likely to
get cancer, but when people under
40 contract it they die quicker.
Cancer often strikes several mem-
bers of a family.
Unskilled labor suffers from it more
often than professional workers.
IIt strikes workers in certain indus-
tries more often.
Not Always The Same
Geography and climate seem to
have little effect.
To make the mystery worse, can-
cer doesn't always act the same. There
can be a different kind of cancer, or
malignant tumor, for every tissue in
the body, according to Dr. R. O. Lil-
lie, chief pathologist of the U. S.
public health service. And one per-
son can have more than one kind of
Some cancers just grow into lumps.
Some grow through the organs im-
mediately around them. And some
skip around the body.
So what's the answer?
Under the new bill, the public
health service will pool all the frag-
ments of knowledge about cancer,
train doctors to work on 'the most
promising theories. They'll give
money to other laboratories. They'll
buy radium so that more people can
be treated with that method.
They are strengthening the hope
that cancer will be put down for the
count soon now, just as the great'
killers of other years, yellow fever
and cholera, have been put down.
(Continued from Page 2)
and use of the international auxiliary
language, Esperanto, will be held in
Room 25, Angell Hall, at 7:30 p.m.,
Tuesday evening, Aug. 10. Member-
ship is open not only to university
students and faculty, but also to any-
one else who may be interested. Those
who have completed Esperanto-
courses in the past and contemplate
further work in the future are espe-
cially urged to attend.
Excursion No. 11: The Ann Arbor
Daily News, Wednesday, Aug. 11, at
2 p.m. This trip offers an oppor-
tunity to observe a modern newspa-
per plant in operation Trips ends
Student Supplies

I United States Mobilizing For
Fight To Finish Against Cancer


NEW YORK, Aug. 7.-(P)--Police
Commissioner Lewis J. Valentine an-
nounced tonight the arrest of Mo-
torcycle Patrolman Arthur Chalmers
for the slaying of Irma Louise Pra-
dier, '35, a French maid whose bullet-
torn body was found July 19 on the
Harlem River speedway.


PITTSBURGH, Aug. 7.- (P)-
Counsel for the National Electric
Products Company tonight charged
"The National Labor Relations
Board apparently is nothing more
nor less than an agent for the CIO."
25c to 2 P.M. Today!


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