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THE MICHIGAN' DAILY '

SiNDAT. A'CdtAT 10. 1941

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CITIZENSHIP SEMINAR:
University Student Belongs to
governmental -Study Group

MUSJIC
Eh /ENTS

Vets Hunt for Pot of Copper'

By TOM WALSH
;pedial To The Daily
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the last
in a series of fourteen interpretative
articles on political trends and per-
onalities in Washington by a Daily
staff correspondent.
WASHINGTON-Trust a Mich-
igan student to get into the most
unique and interesting education-
al experiment that the capitol pro-
vides.
Nelda Napier, University junior,
is one of the 69 political science
majors from 44 schools around the
country who are getting an inti-
mate first-hand view of the gov-
ernment in action this summer
through a "Student Citizenship
Seinar" sponsored by the YM-
Y WCA and the Friends.
Jobs and places to live were
found in advance for each of these
students who spend four evenings
a week in seminars with promin-
ent Washington figures.
I ran across Nelda when she
was attending Senate committee
hearings on her day off and was
subsequently introduced to Mrs.
Abrahams, a rather fabulous per-
son better know to the seminar
group as "Joe." She is responsi-
ble for the nine-week series which
provides a cross-sectional view of
Attends ROTC
Corferences
Col. Carl E Henion, Prof. of
Military Science and Tactics at
the University, will attend a reg-
ional ROTC conference at the
University of Minnesota August
18-20.
The purpose of the conference,
which is one of five regional gath-
erings in the United States prior
to the opening of the 1947-48
school year, is to consider and de-
velop all aspects of the ROTC
program. Following the regional
conferences there will be a general
conference at the Pentagon Build-
ing in Washington, D.C.

Washington activities. Between
"Joe and her husband (a UNESC
O official known to. the group as
"Mr. Joe,") many of the govern-
ment's top men find their way to
seminars at the Ring-S m i t h
school.
One night each week a special-
ist from the State Department or
UNESCO talks about foreign af-
fairs, "Palestine Today," "Occu-
pation Problems in Japan and
Korea," or perhaps "Re-Education
in Germany."
People like Civil Service Com-
missioner Flemming, Edgar War-
ren of US Conciliation Service, or
Dr. Griffith, Director of the leg-
islative Reference Bureau explain
the work of various government
bureaus.
Atomic Scientists
A third, devoted to national
problems is liable to find the
group talking with the executive
secretary of the Federation of
Atomic Scientists or discussing
The Role of Labor Unions Today"
with AF of L officials.
On Sundays Nelda and her
friends get away from the top pol-
icy level for awhile and chat about
their own jobs. These range from
playground directing to doing re-
search for the AF of L or prepar-
ing condensed reports of commit-
tee hearings for the Legislative
Reference Bureau.
About 100 members of Congress,
I learned, have standing orders
for these reports of all commit-
tee hearings. Just how the re-
mainder keep up with what is
going on is not quite clear.
The social climate is delight-
fully stimulating and life is a far
cry from being \ all work and
study. The gang takes boat trips
up the Potomac, attends recep-
tions by the British Ambassador,
and holds its own Friday night
dances at the International Stu-
dent House.
No, "Joe" isn't taking applica-
tions for next year yet. She won't
be available to set up the semin-
ar next year and the sponsoring
agencies will look a long ways to
find someone to fill her shoes. If
they succeed, the "Y's" will an-
nounce it next spring.
Can't Happen Here
OLIVET, Michigan, Aug. 9-
(A)-A pigeon unaware of its owny
strength, landed today on a porch
at Mather Hall, the Olivet Collegei
science building. The porch col-
lapsed.t
School officials said the rickety1
structure had been closed off inf
preparation for its rebuilding. it
The surprised bird fled. s

Percival Price, University caril-
lonneur, will present a program at
3 p.m. today.
A group of old English Airs,
compositions by Scarlatti, and
Prelude and Fugue for Carillon by
Maasen will highlight the concert,
*~ * *
The Chamber Music class, un-
der the direction of Oliver Edel,
will present a program at 4:15 p.m.
tomorrow in the Rackham Assem-
bly Hall.
The program will include works
from Pergloesi to compositions of
contemporary composers.
Lee Pattison, pianist, will pre-
sent the final concert in the Mon-
day evening series at 8:30 p.m.
tomorrow in the Rackham Lec-
ture Hall.
The program will be entirely
composed of compositions by Bee-
thoven.
Kenneth Snapp, music school
student, will present a cornet re-
cital at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in the
Rackham Assembly Hall.
He will be assisted by Carolyn
Weaver, pianist, and the Brass
Choir.
The program will include selec-
tions by Senee, Thofe, Bohme,
Gaubert, Bach and Brandt.
* * *
An organ recital featuring a
rarely performed Bach composi-
tion, will be presented at 8:30
p.m. Teusday in Hill Auditorium
by Robert Noehren, music school
student.
* * *
Lenrose Dyess, music school stu-
dent, will present a piano recital
at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the
Rackham Assembly Hall.
Her program will include com-
positions by Bach, Beethoven and
Schubert.
Philip Malpas, organist, will
present a recital at 8:30 p.m.
Thursday at Hill Auditorium.
The program will include com-
positions by Campra, Pescetti,
B a c h, Schumann, Hindemith,
Sowerby and Vierne.
All concerts and recitals are
open to the public.
Directory Still on Sale
A few more copies of the Sum-
mer Directory are still available
at Union and League desks, sell-
ing for half-price.
The Directory, which contains
the only permanent record of
home addresses of students and
faculty, will remain on sale
through the remainder of the
ummer session.

BAY CITY, Mich., Aug. 9--(P)-
Hopeful of a $250,000 "pot of cop-
per~" at the end of their rainbow,
eight veterans of the sea will set
out early next week to prove or
disprove an old Great Lakes leg-
end of sunken treasure off Tawas
point.
Heading the expedition will be
Capt. William J. McNeil, a marine
contractor who believes ancient
mariners' tales that 450 tons of
copper ingots went down when a
schooner foundered and sank 1,500
feet off-shore three-quarters of a
century ago.
Headquarters for the salvage
gamble will be the 135-foot wood-
en sandsucker Ft. Meigs, equipped

to "vae1rntm clean" 3,000 cubic
yards of'sand off the sunken hull.
After a ten-hour voyage from its
Bay City dock, the Ft. Meigs will
drop anchor at a spot pin-point-
ed on a map and immediately
start its sandsucking operations.
The layer of sand drifted in
over the years will be scooped up
by a large, toothed suction cup,
pulled through a snake-like flex-
ible rubber hose by a steam oper-
ated pump and dumped overboard
from the 'stern.
In about three days, according
to McN'eil, the sunken hull will
be bared and ready for divers to
start looking for the reported
copper bars.

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FAMILY FOLLOWS FLIGHT PROGRESS-The wife and two
children of William P. Odom sit in their Chicago hotel suite, eag-
erly following the progress of his solo round-the-world flight in
the Reynolds Bombshell. With Mrs. Dorothy Odom are Rochelle
(left), six, and Ronnie, three.
Karpinski Enters Retirement
(Continued from Page 1)

-TO DAY-
Laugh Hit of 1947
UdTH
Joan Caulfield
William Holden
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Prof. Karpinskihas been associat-
ed with scientific societies and
publications too numerous to men-
tion.
Prof. Karpinski reached retire-
ment age this month. He now
has the longest period of service
on the faculty, he says, and "is
painfully conscious of it."
He hopes to sail for Europe on
the Queen Mary Sept. 11, in order
to attend the 5th International
Congress of the History of Sci-
ence at Lausanne, Switzerland-
if the Department of State will
grant him a passport.
The credentials have been held,
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Karpinski is ready to accuse the
State Department of holding pro-
fessors (particularly those with
Polish names, he smiles) suspect
as a body.
"I admit taking both the Na-
tion and the New Republic," lie
says, "and being sympathetic with
PM. That undoubtedly puts me
in the communist class."
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