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American, Foreign Students
Meet at International Center

The International Center, 10-
cated in the Union, offers an op-
portunity for American students
to become acquainted with their
foreign classmates through infor-
mal social activities, lectures and
Groups are aided in planning
programs by director of the Cen-
ter and Counselor to Foreign Stu-
dents, Dr. Esson M. Gale, and his
i staff. They also provide academic,
legal and personal advice to for-
eign students.
Reception Held
The first activity of each term
is a reception for old and new for-
eign students for which about 850
invitations are issued. The recep-
tion is also open to American stu-
dents, although they are not sent
personal invitations.
Most important among the reg-
ular weekly events are the Sunday
evening programs under the joint
sponsorship of the Center and the
International Students Commit-
tee. Lectures by experts in various
fields of foreign and American
life are designed to acquaint
Americans with foreign areas and
foreign students with America and
its way of life. Musical evenings,
concerts and other entertainment
are also included in the Sunday
evening programs.
Each Thursday afternoon infor-
mal teas are held for foreign stu-
dents and their American friends.
Americans who are studying for-
eign languages often take advan-
tage of this opportunity to prac-
tice conversation in these lan-
guages away from the classroom
Additional Pirograms
In addition to the regular pro-
gram, bridge nights, game nights,
indoor and outdoor sports con-
tests and picnics are also arranged
by the Center from time to time.
There are also occasional week-
end dances, and once a year the
Junior Chamber of Commerce and
the International Students Com-
mittee sponsor the colorful Inter-
national Ball.
One of the student activities
carried on at the Center is the
Speakers Bureau which last year
sent foreign students throughout
the state to various business, so-
cial and church groups. The stu-
dents discussed the cultuxe of
their country, and their impres-
sions of the United States.
English Language Service
Facilities for refresher and
brush-up courses in the English
language are provided by the Cen-
ter. Thousands of students have
taken advantage of the English
Language Service which, accord-
ing to Dr. Gale, has contributed
much to making the University
"one of the most popular centers
Clinic Serves Victims
Of Speech Disorders
Five hundred people were serv-
iced by the University Speech
Clinic during the past year.
The clinic, which has five di-
visions here and in Ypsilanti, has
been extremely helpful to people
with speech or hearing disorders,
due mainly to the development of
"visible speech" equipment- which
is on loan to the University from
the Bell Telephone Laboratories.

for foreign student education in
this country."
The emphasis of the Center is
upon personal contacts between
representatives of the United
States and other nations which,
help to dispel false notions that
they have about each other, ac-
cording to Dr. Gale. "The value of
participation by American stu-
dents in all phases of the Center
program cannot be overempha-
sized," he believes. 1
Teach Men
Twenty years ago in The Daily
Mrs. Lillian Gilbreth, industrial
engineer and mother of eleven
children declared that "the men
of today are fighting as hard for
the right to do the dinner dishes
as the women of yesterday fought
for the ballot."
"Michigan, as usual, is far be-
hind its competitors in the educa-
tion industry," she continued.
"How can Michigan hope to keep'
its large enrollment if it does not
give courses in cooking and baby-
care to its eager sons? Men will
have their domestic rights if they
have to fight for them. Nothing
can keep the American man from
getting what he wants. It is a
shame if a man cannot take any
career he likes."
"Men, learn to cook now," she
said, "so your marriage may be
a success."
At the same time R. Le C. Phil-
lips was pessimistically informing
the world that "scarcely more
than 50 per cent of women col-
lege graduates marry.".
Dr. Lee Alexander Stone was de-
fining a flapper as a "female
who has succeeded in living down
thousands of years ofhypocrisy,
and who now realizes for the first
time that her real mission in life
is to be what womanhas desired
to be throughout the ages, just
a natural human being"
Singers Plan
Fall Program
The Varsity Men's Glee Club,
composed of students from all
University colleges, has made
plans for the first season of full-
scale, peacetime activities in six
years, this fall.
In addition to a number of con-
certs planned for Michigan cities,
the club will make a short mid-
western trip and a ten-day spring
tour through the east, including
concerts in New York, Philadel-
phia and Washington. -
Organivd in 1859 as the Mich-
igan Mandolin and Glee Club, the
organization has, a longer history
than any other collegiate vocal
group in the country.
With their traditional responsi-
bility of preserving Michigan's
college songs, the club has toured
the country from coast to coast
and has sung in most of the ma-
jor cities.

Diet Planning
For Dorms Is
Milk Consumed Daily
Totals 810 Gallons
More than 810 gallons of milk
and 800 pounds of bread are con-+
sumed each day by the 3,660 stu-
dents who eat in University resi-
dence halls.
When the entire dormitory sys-
tem has scrambled eggs, 600 dozen
are required, according to Kath-
leen Hamm, chief dietitian. 240
dozen of these are used by West
Quadrangle, the largest single
housing unit.
900 Pounds of Hamburger
Over 900 pounds of meat are
needed to make hamburgers for
all the houses, which include East
Quadrangle, Victor Vaughan, Mo-
sher-Jordan, Stockwell, Helen
Newberry, Betsy Barbour, Adelia
Cheever, and Mary Markley House,
as well as West Quadrangle.
When the West Quadrangle
serves spinach, Miss Hamm indi-
cated, 32 bushels are needed for
one meal, 700 pounds of potatoes
are used per meal and 70 gal-
lons of ice cream are consumed.
Individual Planning
Despite the fact that some units
such as Betsy Barbour and Helen
Newberry, and Mosher-Jordan
and Stockwell have been planning
their menus together, the indivi-
dual dormitory dietitians are
"pretty much on their own," Miss
Hamm said. After the menus are
made up, they are sent to her of-
There are seven dormitory die-
titians and the house directors
at Adelia Cheever and Mary
Markley houses supervise their
own menus. In addition, there are
five assistant dietitians and two
apprentices. The dormitory em-
ploys 156 full-time employes and
approximately 650 hours of daily
student help.
Food Service Administration
Miss Hamm handles the admin-
istration of food service for all
these houses as well as problems
of storage, distribution, prepara-
tion and sanitation. She also
checks menus, interviews job ap-
plicants and specifies equipment
to be purchased for the kitchens.
"We are always conscious of
the problem of sanitation in han-
dling food," she said, "and this
is considered a very important
part of the job." Classes in food
handling were conducted for dor-
mitory employees between semes-
Purchasing Agent
Food for the dormitories is pur-
chased along with food for the
University hospital by a purchas-
ing agent with headquarters at
the hospital. Residence halls have
been using the facilities of the
hospital stores for several years,
Miss Hamm declared, but when
the food service building on Huron
Street is completed, food will be
requisitioned and distributed from
Difficulties in purchasing arise
from the problem of excessive
cost, according to Miss Hamm.
During the war the main problem
lay in the lack of availability of
goods. Today "you can get any-
thing if you want to pay for it."

The large, modern Willow Run
airport, which became University
property last June 3. is the center
of one of the greaLes; aeronautical
research programs in the history
of modern technical education.
While still being operated for
commercial purposes by PCA-
Capital Airlines, the airport is
used by many departments in
the College of Engineering, and
other schools. Its facilities have
provided the aeronautical engi-
neering department with a sorely
needed place to carry on research.,

Plans are progressing to expand
this department into an aeronau-
tical, operational, technological
research center second to none,
University officials say.
Current plans involve the use
of the field as a test station to
train students in matters relating
to aviation, aircraft and airports.
Emphasis is placed on training in
propulsion and aerodynamics, the
study of properties of air traveling
at speeds greater than sound ve-
locity (746 miles per hour at sea

"Everything done at Willow
Run should serve the country as
an example of efficient design
and management," Prof. Emer-
son W. Conlon, chairman of the
Department of Aeronautical En-
gineering, said.
Large scale loading tests were
the first projects proposed for
Willow Run by Prof. William S.
Housel, of the Department of Civil
Engineering, and consulting en-
gineer during construction of the
airport. This test was first, Prof.
Housel said, because the first run-

ways at Willow Run were not built
for such loads as are anticipated.
"We must either take the precau-
tions to see that these runways
are not damaged, or establish
rates high enough to repair or re-
place them," he said.
The second project included
field observations of the service
behavior of runways. This involved
the construction and testing of
full scale pavement cross-sec-
tions under accelerated traffic
and full-sized wheel loads, as well
as observation and analysis of ex-

Willow Run Airport Is Center of Broad Research Program

isting pavement under incrwsecd
traffic loads.
Project three involves the de-
sign of airport drainage systems.
A program of soil surveys and the
influence of soil conditions on air-
port design and construction is the
fourth project planned. The fifth
project is to secure modern equip-
ment design, operating charac-
teristics, and cost estimates.
"As a field laboratory, Willow
Run will be unexcelled by any
facility available to a university,"
Prof. Housel said.



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