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JUNE 24, 1949

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RASH OF INVENTION:

Soviets Claim Mars Flora Discovery

By The Associated Press
Not being satisfied with claim-
ing the discovery and invention of
things on earth that are usually
credited to non-Russians, the So-
viets are now claiming discovery
of flora on the planet Mars.
. The flora is of two kinds-
summer and winter, the Soviet
radio said. The Martian flora does
not emit infrared rays as that on
Earth, because it has lost that
ability in its constant adaptations
to conditions of lower tempera-
tures.
* * *
BESIDES THIS phenomenal oc-
currence, a Russian medical jour-
nal confidently announced that
Nikolai Lunin of Dorpat University
discovered vitamins in 1800.
Darwin was a slowpoke com-
pared with the Russians, too, ac-
cording to a Moscow newspaper.
He was way behind such Rus-
sian scientists as Lomonosov,
Kaverznev, Radishev and others
who came upon Darwinian
theories in the 1700's.
This sudden rash of inventions
and greatnesses thrust upon the

modest Russians has been going
on since the autumn of 1947.
The list is endless, but here are
some of the more startling ones:
* * *
RADIO WAS first discovered by
Alexander Popov in 1895.
The electric light came into
miraculous being in Russia more
than 100 years ago.
Just last year they came out
with some more:
Russian scientists invented pen-
icillin nearly 80 years ago.
Yahlochkov invented the
flashlight, Ussagin the trans-
former and M. and Mme. Lazar-
enko electric welding.
Even explorers got into the pic-
ture. Russian sailors were the dis-
coverers of the West-┬▒rn side of
America in the early 1700's.
AND THIS YEAR they got even
more interesting:
A Russian flew the first heavier-
than-air craft 21 years before the
Wright brothers even got off the
ground.
A Soviet parachutist is
claimed to be the first to jump

from a plane going 478 miles an
hour.
Nobody but Pavel Schilling in-
vented the telephone in 1832, not
even Don Ameche.
* * *
A RUSSIAN first learned of at-
mosphere on the planet Venus.
Russians invented the first jet
planes in 1849 and Lt. Gen. Boris
Yurev built the first helicopter in
1912.
The first oil well was not in
Pennsylvania, but the Russians
won't say where it is. They do
tell us that Sidorov, an indus-
trialist, sank the first well in
1855.
And sound movies are a Russian
baby, too, set up in 1926, two
years before they came out in
America.
Besides all this, Russians in-
vented steamship engines, motor-
ships, oil refining, underground
gassifying of coal, insulated cables,
the parachute, the pull (tractor)
propellor, modern rocket tech-
niques and so on and so on.
Then who invented the Petty
Girl?

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"perfect posture" contest sponsored by the Chiropractic Associa-
tion of Nevada in its observance of National Good Posture Week.
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Women, 1514 Administration
Building.
Bureau of Appointments' Regis-
tration. Students or faculty mem-
bers who have not previously reg-
istered with the Bureau of Ap-
pointments and who desire to avail
themselves of the services of the
Bureau for job placements should
attend the registration meeting
Monday, June 27, 4:10 p.m., Room
25 Angell Hall. The Bureau offers
free services to all University stu-
dents and alumni.
Special Short Courses-Women
Students: Courses in tennis and
golf, designed to meet the need of
students with no previous sports
experience, will be offered on Fri-
days at 2:30 and 3:30. Register re-
mainder of this week in Barbour
Gymnasium-9-12, 1-4. Classes
begin Friday, July 1. Health Serv-
ice check required.
Women Students wishing to do
baby sitting may sign up with the
Dean of Women, 1514 Administra-
tion Building.
Householderstwishing the serv-
ices of baby sitters may call the
Dean of Women, 3-1511-Exten-
sion 341.
Office of the Dean of Women-
Summer office hours. Office hours
during the summer will be Mon-
day through Friday 8 a.m. to 12
noon and 1 to 5 p.m.
Women Students wishing to take
meals during the summer session
at Stevens Cooperative House may
call Resident Director, Miss Adele
Haddad at 816 S. Forest Street,
Ph. 5974.
Lectures
Lecture: "The Philosophy of
Community Education." Howard
Y. McClusky, Professor of Educa-
tional Psychology and Consultant
in Adult Education, 3:00 p.m., to-I

day, Auditorium, University High
School.
Events Today
..E
The . Congregational - Disciples
Guild will hold a party at the Con-
gregational Church Friday, June
24th from 9 to 12 p.m. Square
dancing, games, and refreshments.
The Hindustan Student Associa-
tion-. Meeting on Friday, June 24,
at 7:30 p.m. in Rm. 3-S Michigan
Union.
Wesleyan Guild-All Methodist
students and their friends are in-
vited to meet in the Wesley Lounge
of the First Methodist Church to-
night atr6:15 p.m. to go to the
Island for a picnic.
Attention Graduate Students:
Graduate School Student Council
cordially invites you to attend its
first Mixer-Reception, Rackham
Ballroom Friday evening, June 24,
8:30 to 12. Dancing and refresh-
ments. Admission 25c.
German Coffee hour: Friday,
3:00-4:30 p.m. Russian Tea Rm.
All interested students and faculty
members invited.
Classical Studies: All students
and staff-members interested in
Classical Studies are invited to a
coffee-hour to be held Friday,
June 24, at 4:00 p.m. in the West
Conference Rm. of the Rackham
Building under the auspices of
the Department of Classical Stud-
les.
Coming Events
The Graduate Outing Club will
meet Sunday, June 26, at 2:15 p.m.
at the Northwest entrance of the
Rackham Building, for swimming.
All those intending to stay for1
supper please sign list at the1
Rackham check desk before noon
Saturday. All Graduate students
are welcome.

F.D.R. Jr.
Asks Bill
For Houses
WASHINGTON -('P)- Frank-1
lin D. Roosevelt, Jr.,speaking for1
the first time as a member of1
Congress, called yesterday for pas-
sage of President Truman's big
housing bill-as a blow to Social-
ism and Communism.S
Scoffing at opposition shouts
that the bill is socialistic, the tall,
34-year old son of the late Presi-
dent, who was sworn in last week,
told the House:
"THE SLUMS OF America are
breeding spots of Communism, and
in passing this legislation we will
be striking a blow against Social-1
ism and Communism and for our
free enterprise system and our
American Democracy."
Only about 50 memoers were
in the Chamber when he began
to speak, but about twice that
number had gathered before he
finished. Democrats applauded.
So did spectators in the gallery.
Young Roosevelt spoke shortly
after a Republican, Rep. Javits of
New York, predicted substantial
Republican help for the Adminis-
tration's controversial housing bill
--and that it will pass.
ADMINISTRATION forces ap-
peared to be gaining ground.
Meanwhile, the opposition
hurled epithets of "Socialism"
and "economic slavery" at the
bill, and Administrationists cried
out against "greedy lobbyists."
The measure, as drawn, calls
for up to $400,000,000 annually to
subsidize the rents of low-income
persons who would be tenants in
publicly-owned housing projects.
It also provides funds for slum
clearance and farm housing aids.
'U' Announces
Social Rules
Following its usual policy, the
University has announced that its
approval is required for all
summer social events sponsored by
student organizations where both
men and women are present.
Applications for approval must
be submitted to the Dean of Stu-
dents in the Offfice of Student
Affairs, 1020 Admin. Bldg. not
later than noon on the Monday
before the event is to take place.
AT LEAST TWO sets of chap-
erons, preferably married couples
such as faculty members, alumni,
parents of students or reasonably
mature married students will be
required for summer parties.
Requests for University ap-
proval must be accompanied by
written acceptances from chap-
erons invited to the event. The
president of the group sponsor-
ing the party must sign the re-
quest, indicating his endorse-
ment of the chaperons selected.
Those students who like dancing
with their social events will be
limited to Friday and Saturday
nights. All dances must end by
midnight during the session.
* * *
FURTHERMORE, women guests
in men's residences are restricted
to the main floor, and no intoxi-
cating beverages may be served or
consumed at parties sponsored by
approved student organizations.

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Civil Service Commission
Announces New Openings

The United States Civii Service
Commission has announced the
opening of positions for illustra-
tor, scientific and technical illus-
trator, photographer, micropho-
tographer, blueprint operator, and
photostat operator in Washington,
D.C., and vicinity.
The position of illustrator in-
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fields of either technical equip-
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ogy, medical, heraldry, or general.
The salary range is from $2,284
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TO QUALIFY for the positions,
applicants must have had from
one to seven years experience.
Pertinent education may be sub-
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of actual experience. Applicants
must furnish a sample of their
illustrating skill. No written test
is required.
The salary range for photog-
rapher is $2,086 to $2,284 a year.
For microphotographer, blue-
print operator, and photostat
operator it is $2,086 to $2,724 a
year. For these positions a writ-
ten test is required. No experi-
ence is necessary for the lowest
grade positions.
Further information and appli-
cation forms may be secured from
the local post office, civil service
regional offices, or the U.S. Civil
Service Commission, Washington
25, D.C. All applications must be
received in Washington not later
than June 28, 1949.

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