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Dr. Bush Asks
Health Science
Research Office
Report Submitted at
Roosevelt's Request
By The Associated Press
Washington, July 18-Creation by
Congress of a powerful national
scientific research agency designed
to accelerate the war against disease,
strengthen national security and
help create new industries was pro-
posed today.
The proposal was made in a 184-
page report to the White House by
Dr. Vannevar Bush, director of the
Office of Scientific Research and De-
velopment, who helped marshal the
nation's'civilian scientists for war re-
Requested by Roosevelt
Bush's report, prepared at the re-
quest last November of the late Pres-
ident Roosevelt, recommended:
1. That the foundation be formed
to give new impetus to all research;
financially support basic research by
non-profit organizations, such as
universities and medical schools;
promote long-range studies on mili-
tary matters; and encourage scien-
tific talent in American youth by
offering about 25,000 scholarships
and fellowships.
2. That it consist of nine members
to be selected by the President of the
United States and be responsible to
him; and that they serve for four
years each, and without compensa-
Five Divisions
3. That the foundation have these
five divisions: medical, research, nat-
ural sciences, national defense, scien-
tific personnel and education, and
publications and scientific collabor-,
ation with other nations.
He gave these specific reasons for
creation of the agency:
In the battle against disease "we
are far from the goal." Despite the
increase in. life expectancy in the
last four decades from 49 to 65 years,
the annual deaths from "one or two
diseases far exceed -the total number
of American lives lost in battle dur-
ing this war."
National Security Involved
In this war it has become clear be-
yond all doubt that scientific re-
search is absolutely essential to na-
tional security.
Encouragement of science talent
is necessary because of a "serious'
deficit in trained scientific person-
nel brought about by the war.
Scientific research is needed to
create the new products and new in-
dustries required to insure full em-
ployment after the war.


Faculty Members, A-n Arbor
Volunteer Group Instruct Vets

Keniston To Speak at Linguistic Conference

SRA Coffee Hour

. . .

The Student Religious Association
Coffee Hour will be held in honor of
Mavis Kennedy, former wom en's edit-
or of the Daily, and winner of the
Danforth Foundation Award, from 4
to 6 p. m. EWT (3 to 5 p. m. CWT)
tomorrow at Lane Hall.
One of the fourteen students
throughout the nation to receive the
$1,000 fellowship for graduate work
at a United States university, Miss
Kennedy will also receive a five-
week training program at Camp
Miniwanka, Shelby, Mich,

Watkins To Speak

0 .

Prof. Leonard Watkins of the
economics department will pres-
ent a talk on "Economic Bases for
Peace" at the Sabbath eve services
to be held at 8 p. m. EWT (7 p. m.
CWT) tomorrow at the Hillel
Services will be followed. by a
social hour and refreshments.
The Foundation will hold a rec-
ord concert at 8:30 p. m. EWT
(7:30 p. m. CWT) Saturday in the
* * *
Address on Morocco
Pierre Raynaud, French student in
the College of Engineering, who spent
fifteen years in Morocco, will give a
talk on Morocco before a meeting of
the French Club at 8 p. m. EWT (7
p. m. CWT) today in the League.
Raynaud will discuss the difficulties
and anxieties of the Moroccans (both
Arab and French) before the arrival
of the Americans during this war.
Games, group singing and a social
hour will follow the talk.
The French club will serve tea at 4
p. m. EWT (3 p. m. CWT) today in
the International Center.
* * *
Profs To Be Honoed ...
The visiting professors at the
Linguistic Institute will be honored
from 4 to 5:30 p. m. EWT (3 to
4:30 p. m. CWT) today at the In-
ternational Center tea.
The six visiting professors to be
honored are Prof. F. W. Twadell,
head of the German department at
the University of Wisconsin; Prof.
Franklin Edgerton of the Sanskrit
department of Yale University;
Prof. Hans Kurath of the linguis-
tics department at Brown Univer-
sity; Prof. Carl Voegelin of the an-
thropology department at the Uni-
versity of Indiana; Prof. Robert A.
Hall of the romance languages de-
partment at Brown University; and
ProfsKenneth L. Pike of the ling-
uistics department at the Univer-
sity of Oklahoma.
* *' *
Union Social Events
Union social activities for the week-
end will include a mixer from 2:30
to 5 p. m. EWT (1:30 to 4 p. m.
CWT) and a record dance from 9
p. in. to midnight EWT (8 to 11 p.m.
CNYT) on Saturday in the North
The first Saturday night dance of
the summer will be free to all couples.
Following the mixer of last Sat-
urday which attracted more than
300 persons, the social committee has
decided to hold the mixers as long as
the campus shows interest. The mix-
er is a stag affair.
Announcement of both the mixer
and dance has been made to the
Army and Navy units on campus and
to the women's dormitories.

Two University faculty members in
addition to five other Ann Arbor resi-I
dents are making weekly trips to the
Percy Jones Hospital in Battle Creek
to instruct wounded veterans in cer-
amics, weaving, painting, leather
work and drawing.
Prof. Jean Paul Slusser, of the
School of Architecture and Design is
chairman of the volunteer group
which is attached to the American
Red Cross Arts and Skills Corps.
William Moore, ceramics instructor
in the Architecture School is also
a member of the group.
The Ann Arbor group, part of a
pattern of several projects aimed
at instructing and diverting wound-
ed World War II veterans, makes
the trip every Thursday.
"The men are well-prepared by
their past experiences to cooperate in
our project, Prof. Slusser said. "Our
group works only with amputation
Stating that "the entire scene at
Percy Jones is the most human spec-
tacle in the world," Prof. Slusser de-
clared, "the morale of the men is
"One cannot enter the hospital
without having his spirits rise,"
Prof. Slusser said. "We've always
surrounded by smiling, earnest
"Favorite of the men is leather
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Palmer, harpist, and Benjamin Owen
and Marie Juleen Thiessen, pianists.
The general public is invited.
Play. "The Male Animal" by Thur-
ber and Nugent. Michigan Reper-
tory Players, Department of Speech.
7:30 p.m. CWT (8:30 p.m. EWT).
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
La Sociedad Hispanica will meet
Thursday in the International Center,
at 4 p.m., 'for their regular weekly
teas. Don't miss this opportunity to
practice Spanish.
Coming Events
Conference on the United States
in the Postwar World. July 23 to
August 3. Special bulletin available
in the Summer Session Office, Room
1213 Angell Hall. Distinguished vis-
iting lecturers.
The Third Clinic of the season at
the University of Michigan Fresh Air
Camp, will be held Friday, July 20th,
8:00 (EWT) at the Main Lodge. Dr.
Leo Kanner, child Psychiatrist, will
be consultant. The camp is on Pat-
terson Lake, near Pickney. Students
interested in Mental Hygiene and the
problems of adjustment are welcome
to attend.
Classical Coffee Hour. For stu-
dents and friends of the Departments
of Latin and Greek. Friday, July 20,
at 4:15 (EWT) in the West Confer-
ence Room of Rackham Building.
Play. "The Male Animal" by Thur-
ber and Nugent.. Michigan Repertory
Players, Department of Speech. 7:30
p. m. (CWT) or 8:30 p. m. (EWT).
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Friday,
July 20.
Motion Picture. Mexican Film, "No-
che de las Mayas." 7:30 p. m. (CWT)
or 8:30 p. m. (EW''). Rackham Lec-
ture Hall, Friday, July 20.

work," he said. "One wounded vet-
eran is going to open a gift shop after
he is released from the hospital."
Included in the group are: Mrs. J.)
W. Parker, Miss Mary Lou Cummings,
Mrs. D. McLean, Mrs. J. D. Prender-
gast, and Mrs. Owen F. Walker.
Five Ypsilanti residents also
make weekly trips to the hospital.
Four are students of Michigan
State Normal College.
1,322 Ships
Added to Navy
In Five Years
Washington, July 18-2P)-Mark-
ing the fifth anniversary of the "Two
Ocean Fleet," the Navy revealed to-
night that 1,322 fighting ships have
been added to its forces in these five
Thus, the Navy now boasts a force
of around 1,500 fighting ships, the
biggest navy in history.
Added to the 383 combatant ships
on hand July 1, 1940, and deducting
the 140 announced combatant ship
losses, the total comes to 1,565 fight-
ing ships. From this must be deduct-
ed an undisclosed number trans-
ferred toAllied nations under Lend
And the job is not yet done. Build-
ing yards, Navy and private, are still
at work completing the building pro-
gram now grown to a "five ocean
program," and a total of 223 ships
remain on building schedules.
The record five year construction
program included 331 ships built in
Navy yards and 991 in private ship-
yards. Navy yard construction in-
cluded seven battleships, five air-
craft carriers, seven escort carriers,
a heavy cruiser, 58 destroyers, 155 de-
stroyer escorts, and 98 submarines.
U Abolishes Mail
Science Courses
Beginning July 1, the University
Correspondence Study Department
dropped high school science courses,
it was learned yestercay. English,
mathematics, history, and other sub-
jects are still being offered high
school juniors and seniors.
360 Aid Serum Hunt
IONIA, Mich., July 18-01)-Three
hundred-sixty inmates of the Michi-
gan State Reformatory have submit-
ted voluntarily to vaccination with
an influenza serum in cooperation
with a United States Army search
for an anti-influenza vaccine.

A question deans frequently hear
from students, "Why Learn a For-
eign Language?" will be asked again
today at the weekly luncheon confer-
ence of the Linguistic Institute, but
Goetze Speaks
About Ugaritie
A book could have been a deadly
weapon in the Near East 3000 years
ago, members of the Linguistic In-
stitute were told last night when
Prof. Albrecht Goetze of Yale Uni-
versity addressed them at the second
of the Institute's series of special
A document surviving from that
period relates that a king was killed
by attendants who assaulted him
with clay tablets, the books of the
time, some of which were larger than
a volume of the Encyclopedia Brit-
Prof. Goetze's subject was the lin-
guistic position of Ugaritic, an an-
cient Semitic language. Scholars did
not even know that it had once ex-
isted until excavations at Ras Sham-
rah in northern Syria, carried on in
1929-39, unearthed the Ugaritic
king's royal library of clay tablets,
The earliest tablets date from about
1500 B. C., four hundred years be-
fore the earliest records in Hebrew,
the language in which the Old Tes-
tament was written.
Dearborn 'Gag
Law' Repealed
Dearborn, Mich., July 18-(AP)--
With Dearborn's "gag law" unani-
mously repealed by the City Council.
Tuesday night, Mayor Orville L.
Hubbard can at least temporarily
chat on the streets with constitu-
ents, write them letters, or continue
in other ways to do what he has been
doing, without fear of arrest.
However, Council President Nor-
man F. Edwards, who had sponsored
the ordinance, planned today to in-
troduce a new bill couched in lan-
guage "so simple that even the may-
or can understand it."
According to the now defunct law,
te mayor' was prevented from car=-
rying on public relations in behalf of
the city without the aproval of a
Public Relations Bureau.

this time it will be the dean and not
the student who raises the question.
The speaker will be Dr. Hayward
Keniston, dean of the College of Lit-
erature, Science, and the Arts. The
conference will be held at 1 p. m.
EWT (noon CWT) in the A B C
room of the Michigan League, follow-
ing luncheon at noon EWT (11 a. m.
CWT) in the League ballroom.
Dean Keniston will discuss and
evaluate critically the various argu-
ments offered by advocates of foreign
language study, but the language
professors are under no apprehension
that he will declare that none of the
arguments are good ones, since the
dean himself is a language teacher,
who has taught Romance languages
at Harvard, Cornell, Chicago, and
Michigan, and was, until his elevation
to the deanship early this year,
chairman of the Romance languages
department here.
Dean Keniston is the author of

numerous publications, several of
which are books designed to aid auth-
ors of textbooks and language teach-
ers in choosing words, idioms, and
constructions of greatest frequency
for elementary instruction. He has
also edited and. translated various
Spanish texts.
This evening the linguists--assum-
ing that the dean has left them con-
vinced that the study of languages
has its good points-will reconvene
at 7:30- p. m. EWT (6:30 p. m. CWT)
in the Rackham Amphitheatre to
hear Dr. Franklin Edgerton, profes-
sor of Sanskrit in the Institute and
Salisbury Professor of Sanskrit and
Comparative Philology at Yale Uni-
versity, speak on "The Relationship
of Languages."

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