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New Education'
Experiment Will
Be Tested Soon
Romford Plan Brings,
Leaders Into School
NEW YORK, July 27-(P)-A new
educational experiment will be tested'
at Romford School, Washington,j
Conn., in September. Called the Rom-
ford Plan, the chief new element is
a project to bring celebrated leaders
in the professions, arts, and politics
to live for a period each year at the
Six-foot, drawling, Illnois-born
William Ziff, author of "The Coming
Battle of Germany," "Two Worlds"
(just out), long had pondered how
to convince a boy that school was not
his enemy. Talking to his son, home
from a military school, Ziff was con-
vinced more than ever that the pre-
sent system of education is made-
"If school is only a memory test to
them," he said, they will be prey to
neurotic appeals and advocates of
Ziff got the chance for practical
application of his notions only re-
cently. The Romford School, a small
private institution which had been
closed by the war asked him to be a
trustee. He consented, provided the
school wouldi try out his plan to in-
duce leaders in the professions, poli-
tics, arts, to visit the school for two
weeks each 'during the year.
These' men whoreceiveynopay, will
live with the boys, not under a lec-
ture schedule, but holding informal
dinner table talks. They will go with
the boys to the athletic fields and
play games with them, sit under the
apple trees in spring and philoso-
phize with them.
Boys-from 13 to 18-will have the
privilege of challenging the minds of
such men as: Edward R. Stettinius,
Jr.; Dr. Quo Tai-Chi, Chinese dele-
gate to the United Nations Security
Council; Dar. Vannevar Bush, direc-
or of the Office of ScientificRe-
earch and Development.

Movement Towards Union Cited
As Protestant Trend of the Future

RESCUED FROM TRESTLE-William W. Taylor, 66, of Chicago, is exhausted after his rescue from a trestle
where he clung to a railroad tie with one arm for 90 minutes while two freight trains roared above him near
Cleveland, 'Ohio, Taylor was forced to cling to the tie when a train overtook him as he started across the bridge.
Gallup Explains History of Bathing Beach,

The merger in this country of the
Protestant Episcopal and Presbyter-
ian churches, which seemed a step
closer with the recent issuance of a
document embodying the proposed
basis of union of the two, is a part
of a general movement which seems
to mark a trend toward larger ad-
ministrative units in Protestantism,
Dr. Edward W. Blakeman said in a
recent interview.
Dr. Blakeman, University Counsel-
or in Religious Education, explained
that this present movement of the
two groups has been going on for
about four years.
Slowness Accounted For
Both Episcopalians and Presbyter-
ians have founded and endowed uni-
versities and colleges in many states.
They own extensive foreign mission-
ary properties and are responsible
for the professional life of doctors,
teachers and missionaries in 30 or
40 countries. The welfare of these
institutions must, he said, be con-
served, and this accounts in a meas-
ure for the slowness with which a
church union can be developed.
The history of each of these church
bodies roots in British history. Their
creeds, as well as their forms of wor-
ship, ordination of clergymen, de-
velopment of methods of religious
education and intellectual growth
have developed simultaneously in
America. Neither has influenced the
other much to date, he said.1
Church Differences
Doctrinally, Dr. Blakeman pointed
out, the two are very close together,
but whereas the Episcopalians have
developed a highly centralized ad-
ministration wherein every child is
confirmed by a Bishop and every
clergyman receives his appointment
from a Bishop, the history of the
Presbyterian bodies has differed
somewhat. The Presbyter, who was
originally the same as a Bishop, has
come to mean a body of leaders, not
an individual, and therefore the
Presbyterian. pastor with his Ses-
sion endorsed by the Presbytery re-
ceive the members and instruct the
The report just drawn up would
attempt to solve this difficulty, for
it covers the subjects of doctrine,
church government, worship, and
property or contract rights. It pro-
vides a formula for the "mutual
'Europa' Given to France
CHERBOURG, France, July 27-
(P-The 49,742-ton former German
liner Europa was turned over to the
French by a reparations commission
today and was rechristened the Lib-
The ship will be reconditioned and
then will start on the Le Havre-New
York run.

-ecognition of orders and the ex-
tension of the authority of the clergy
of both Communions," but it also
guarantees that no attempt will be
made to abolish diversity of worship.
Long-Run Trend
The trend in the last ten years has
been for organic union of certain
:imilar church bodies, Dr. Blakeman
continued. The United Church of
Canada became the pioneer when,
in 1925, Methodist, Congregational
and a majority of the Presbyterian
churches in the Dominion united.
The next conspicuous movement way
the recent union in the United States
of three divisions of Methodism,
which took about 20 years.
After that, he said, was introduced
the matter of four possible unions-
first, between the several Synods of
Lutherans, which to date has been
going on for over 10 years; second,
between the Presbyterian and Pro-
testant Episcopal churches, a move-
ment which would unite about 4,195,-
000 Americans spiritually; third, be-
tween the Congregational and Chris-
tian churches, which was consum-
mated in 1938; and, fourth, between
the Congregational-Christian Church
and the Evangelical Reformed Body.
Exjresses Hope for Merger
"Students of religious education,"
Dr. Blakeman concluded, "are very
interested in the series of serious
conferences looking forward to these
mergers: first, because our city life
demands social understanding; sec-
ond, because small sections tend to
fragment or break up neighborhoods;
third, because whole communities
need city-wide religious education;
and fourth, because catholicity is
essential to religion if it is to serve
whole communities democratically.
"I believe the proposed union be-
tween the Protestant Episcopal and
Presbyterian churches will eventual-
ly, though not perhaps for some
time, take place," he said.

Rocket Power
Now Adapted
For Sea Use
SHARON, Pa., July 27-(P)-Rock-
et power, which scientists harnessed
to propel planes and projectiles
through the air, has now been adapt-
ed for use under the seas, Westing-
house Electric Corp. announced to-
day with approval of the U.S. Army
Air Forces.
new aerial torpedo--called the
hydro-bomb -uses the thrust of
burning, expanding gases to propel
itself through water instead of air,
but can stand the shock of being
dropped 600 feet or more from a
plane gcing 300 miles per hour.
The weapon, which the company
claims is the simplest and least ex-
pensive to manufacture of all aerial
torpedoes, was designed and built
for the air forces and was nearly
ready for combat use when Japan
Tests were staged at Lake Pyma-
tuning, 20 miles north of this western
Pennsylvania community. Although
the Army required only that the
hydro-bombs stand a 600-foot drop
from a fast-moving plane into water
without damage, Westinghouse said
one bomb not set for detonation, fell
from a plane 2,000 feet over the ocean
and was recovered undamaged.
Business Education
Society Will Meet
The first regular meeting of the
Kappa chapter of Delta Pi Epsilon,
honorary business education society,
will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug.
9 in the Rackham Building.
Officers of the newly chartered
chapter are James R. Taylor, presi-
dent; Jean Brown, vice-president;
Wanda Walker, corresponding secre-
tary; Francis Sadoff, recording sec-
retary; C. D. Reincke, treasurer; and
Dorothy Lunger, historian.

The varied history of the Munici-
pal bathing beach, which was opened
to swimmers in the latter part of
June, was told yesterday by Eli Gal-
lup of the city park department.
The Edison Company, disturbed at
the number of people who insisted on
swimming in its danger Argo race,
emptied truckloads of sand just above
the Argo dam and created a munici-'
pal bathing beach in 1915, to prevent
people from swimming there, t allup

The Municipal Beach was a popul-
ar swimming place for a time, he de-
clared, until people started complain-
ing that Ann Arbor needed a new
Bathhouse Proposed
In the 1930's the city proposed to
build the bathhouse, and drew up the
plans. The building would have been
concrete and steel and would have
cost about $30,000.
The sum Was to have been taken
from the Ann Arbor general fund, but


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Students in Business Education:
There will be a social meeting of stu-
dents in Business Education Monday
evening, July 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the
East Lecture Room, Rackham Build,.
ing. There will be an opportunity to
pre-view some films. Also refresh-
raents. Reservations may be made
at the University High School office.'
Twenty-five cents per person.
The Riissian Circle (Russky Kruz-
hok) will meet at 8:00 p.m. on Mon-
day evening at the International
Center. Professor Leonid Ignatieff
will show slides on "Nationalities of
the Soviet Union." Tea will be served.
Everyone interested is invited to at-
Alumni and students of Northern
Michigan College of Education, Mar-
quette, Michigan, who wish to at-
tend a tea in the West Conference
Room, Rackham Building, Thurs-
day, August 1, at 4 p.m., kindly sign.
your name on a paper which will be
found at the delivery desk of the
library on the second floor of the
University High School. Please sign
before noon Tuesday, July 30.
French Tea Tuesday, July 30, at
4 p.m. in the Cafeteria of the Mich-
igan League. Open to all students'
interested in learning to speak
There will be a meeting of the
Graduate Student Council in the
East Lecture Room of the Rackham
Building on Monday, July 29, at
2:30 p.m.
First Church of Christ, Scientist,
409 S. Division Street.
Wednesday evening service at 8:00.

Sunday morning service at 10:30.
Subject: "Truth."
Sunday School at 11:45.
A special reading room is main-
tained by this church at 706 Wolver-
ine Building, Washington at Fourth
where the Bible, also the hristian
Science textbook, "Science and
Health with Key to the Scriptures,"
and other writings by Mary Baker
Eddy may be read, borrowed or pur-
chased. Open daily except Sundays
and holidays from 11:30 an.m. to 5
The Lutheran Student Association
-Bible Study Class will meet at 9:15
Sunday morning at the Center, 1304
Hill St. The Sunday afternoon meet-
ing will be at the home of Miss Jean-
nette Graf, 1990 Miller Rd., and the
group will meet at Zion Parish Hall
at 4:30 and leave from there. Miss
Anna Jordahl will conduct a short
worship service after the picnic sup-
Both Zion and Trinity Lutheran
churches will hold regular Sunday
niorning worship services at 10:30.
First Presbyterian Church.:
1GV45 a.m. Morning Worship and
Holy Communion Service. Dr. Lemon
will preach "The Justification of
5:30 p.m. Summer Guild supper in
the Social Hall. Dean and Mrs. J. B.
Edmonson are host and hostess, and
supper will be served by Mrs. Frank
Hait. Following the group will at-
tend the First Congregational church
address, when Dr. Parr speaks on
SI he Life after Life."
Grace Bible Church, 100 N. State.
Harold J. DeVries, pastor. Phone 2-
10:00 a.m. Bible School. University
11:00 a.m. "The Believer's Folly."

12:45 p.m. "Your Radio Choir" over
6' 0 p.m. Youth Group.
7:30 p.m. "The Judgements"-- in
the scripture.
9:15 p.m. Singspiration at Free
Methodist Church for Youth of Ann
7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Biblo Study
and Prayer.
Mcmorial Christian Chturcx Dis
ci;,ies of Christ) morning worship
10:50. Rev. Mr. Earl Harris, guest
minister, will deliver the morning
ni ssage.
The Congregational-Disciples Guild
will meet at the Guild House (438
Maynard) at 4:30 p.m. this evening
and go in a group to the Baptist Guild
house where we will have a joint
meeting of recreation, singing, sup-
per, and worship. We will finish at
First Congregational Church, State
and William Streets. Rev. Leonard
A. Parr, D.D.
10:45 a.m. Public worship. Dr. Parr
will speak on "Events Are God Work-
ing." (Cromwell).
4:30 p.m. Congregational Disciples
Student Guild joint picnic and wor-
ship services with the Baptist Guild,
at the Baptist Church.
Michigan Christian Fellowship:
There wil be a singspiration at 4
p.m. today. Come early and fellow-
ship with us in song. At the four-
thirty meeting in Lane Hall Mr.
James Barnes, a prominent Detroit
businessman, will be the speaker.

instead the widening of Main Street
was undertaken. This cost of about
$20,000 was paid for out of the gen-
eral fund, and the financing of the
municipal bathhouse was bonded.
Interest on Bonds
Interest and principal were to be
paid back to bond holders from the
bathhousereceipts, but the building
never went through, Gallup said.
"A laundry on the Huron River
near Dexter washed polishing cloths
for war industry, and the laundry's
sewage system polluted the river," he
Citizens of Ann Arbor could not
protest against Dexter's essential war
industry, so Municipal Beach had to
be closed for a period of three years.
During this time, the beach was
opened for business and then periodi-
cally closed. This political lever put
pressure on Dexter, Gallup declared.
Water Good Now
"Now, however, the Dexter indus-
tries have secured a more efficient
disposal system and the river water
tests well, and will continue to be
The river, according to city health
engineers, has a better natural puri-
fication system than most of the
closed lakes near Ann Arbor where
people swim, Gallup stated.
Five or six dams along the river be-
tween Ann Arbor and Dexter speed
up circulation of the water. In be-
tween these dams are stretches of
calm water in which impurities can
settle, and in which natural anti-
bacterial agents, like the sun, can
During rainy seasons, the turbidity
of the river is tested by city health
authorities who hold a white plate
containing a small black d4 several
feet under the water. If the dot is
visible, the water is less turbid and
this turbidity bears a relation to the
purity of the water.
Truck, Auto Production
Reaches Postwar High
DETROIT, July 27-(P)-The trade
publication Automotive News today
estimated this week's production of
passenger automobiles and trucks in
the United States at 80,439, estab-
lishing a new post-war high for the
third consecutive week. Last week's
total was revised at 76,001.

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