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98 Students
Get All 'A'
List Shows Top
Ninety-eight students achieved
the academic ultimate-an all "A"
average for a full time program-
during the spring semester.
Each student carried at least 12
hours of work.
The literary college, the largest
unit on campus, led the field with
82 of its students making perfect
Significantly or not, the engi-
neering college had no all "A"
A complete list of the top rank-
ing students follows:
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts:
Amy Adams, Ruth J. Adams,
William O. Allen, Robert M. Arm-
strong, Chapin Barnard, Anne J.
Beck, Terence Benbow, George B.
Berridge, Roger B. Berry, Marian
K. Blancett, Grace E. Blanchard,
Herbert J. Boothroyd, Arlene J.
Brice,rErnest G. Brookfield,nRus-
sell M. Church.
James M. Clark, William
Clingman, Jr., Richard Corpron,
John P. Dawson, Leo T. Dinnan,
Robert E. Evans, James R. Fair-
cloth, Paul D. Gaboriault, Stan-
ley K. Gangwere, Riva Genfan,
Ronald K. Getcor, Henry L.
Green, Phyllis L. Hamaker, Ar-
nold J. Hanawalt, Sam Hashi-
William V. Hanke, Alvin B.
Jackins, Alice M. Kiefer, Jerome
L. Knittle, William L. Kopp, Ale-
thea Kuebler, Esther Laden, Mel-
vin Lederman, Herbert M. Leiman,
Donald S. Lewis, Sheldon B. Lip-
pert, David M. Locke, Roger E.
mull, Grace I. McGraw, Mary L.
David W. Martin, George Meyer,
Joan I. Meyers. John A. Modrick,
Randall H. Nelson, Constance
Newman, Patricia O'Connor, Louis
L. Orlin, James M. Osborn, Rich-
ard K. Park, Douglass S. Parker,
William A. Parshall, Edward H.
Poindexter, Arnold O. Rathke,
Frank Richardson.
Richard J. Sanders, Naomi
Schlossberg, Garry L. Schott,
William G. Sinnigen, James C.
Sisson, Myrna M. Sly, Barbara
Anne Smith, Sue A. Snydler,
Joan C. Striefliig, Nancy A.
Symons, Paul L. Weinman, Mil-
ford E. Wenokur Sue J. Wilcox,
Jack K. Wirth, arcia Ziskind.
Ruth Elaine Frank, Marcia Can-
t'6r Joann Pauline Johnson, Doug-
las A. Liddicoat, William M. Mas-
ters, Marjorie Ryan.
School of Architecture and Design:
Leonard G. Siegal.
School of Education:
Katheryn L. Loughlin, Nina L.
School of Forestry and Conserva-

'Self-Supporting' Roof


Air Concerts'
On Weekend
Music, Features
To Spark Shows
At 10 a.m. today WUOM's
Chamber Music Hour will offer
Bartok's Quartet No. 1 in A minor.
A concert program recorded ear-
lier this week at the Interlochen
National Music Camp will be fea-
tured by WUOM at 8 p.m. Monday.
Haydn's Quartet in C minor will
be presented at 8 p.m. Tuesday by
the Stanley Quartet, comprised of
members of the School of Music
9:15-Hymns of Freedom.
9:45-The Organ Loft.
10:00-Chamber Music.
2:30-Medical Series.
2:45-Lane Hall.
2:55-Daily Bulletin.
3:00-Campus Varieties.
3:30-Understanding Music.
4:00-Preston Slosson.
4:15-At the Console.
4: 30-Requestfully Yours.
5:00-Books by Radio.
5:15-French on the Air.
5:30-Children's Story.
5:45-Around the Town.
6:00--Dinner Music.
7:00-Classical Concert
8:00-Interlochen Concert.
2:30-Music of Broadway.
2:55-Daily Bulletin.
3:00-Campus Varieties.
3:30-So Proudly We Hail.
4:00-German Club.
4:15-University Choirs.
4:30-Requestfully Yours.
5:00-Books by Radio.
5:15-Holland Today.
5:30-Children's Story.
5:45-Rowland McLaughlin.
6:00-Dinner Music.
7:00-Classical Concert.
8:00-Stanley Quartet.
CHICAGO-Daniel Boone, an il-
lustrious figure in American his-
tory, is known as the hero of Ken-
tucky. But, according to the
World Book Encyclopedia, he ac-
tually was born in Pennsylvania.

Poho Bugs Kick Up
Summer Antics Again
WASHINGTON-P)-One of man's tiniest but tougnest foes-
the polio bug-is kicking up his summertime antics once more.
Whether these tiny viruses-so small that 25,000,000 of them could
fit on a pinhead-will produce a major epidemic this year remains
to be seen.
But statistics so far for the infantile paralysis "season" which
began late in March indicate at least a troublesome trend.
* * * *
SO FAR, THlE number of cases for the nation since the start of
that season is about 17 percent greater than had been recorded during
the comparable period last year.
Last year eventually turned out to be statistically the second
worst polio year on record-with 27,894 cases, topped only by the
year 1916 when nearly 30,000 were listed.
Officials pointed out, however, that in recent years, a larger
proportion of non-paralytic cases have been included in the totals.
* * * *
U.S. PUBLIC Health Service statisticians say it is still too early
to say whether this year's total will eventually exceed those of 'last
year. They say hopefully that the rate could slow down suddenly;
but they also grant that it could increase.
Meanwhile, polio fighters have marshalled whatever resources
are available to them to fight this disease.
There is no known drug that can cure polio, no known vaccine
that can prevent it in mail.

(Continued from Page 4)
Gamma Delta, Lutheran Student
Club: Supper and Program Sun-
day atu5:30at the Center, 1511
Washtenaw. Talk on "Resettling
the Displaced Persons" by Prof.
Paul Saagpakk, a native Estonian
now in this country.
Lutheran Student Association:
Bible Hour at the Student Center
at 9:10. Outdoor meeting at the
Graf Cottage-meet at the Center
at 4:00.
Canterbury Club, 218 N. Division
St. 9 a.m., Holy Communion, fol-
lowed by Student Bebakfast at
Canterbury House. 5 p.m., Picnic
supper and swimming, followed by
discussion led by Dr.-Henry Lewis,
The Congregational - Disciples
Guild will meet at the Guild
House, 438 Maynard Street, at 5:30
p.m. Transportation will be pro-
vided to a nearby lake for a picnic
supper and vesper service. The
group will return to campus by
about. 8:30 p.m.
Methodist Students and their
friends are cordially invited to at-
tend the Wesleyan Guild program
tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the First
Methodist Church, State and Hur-
on streets. Dr. Kenna will open
and lead a discussion on "Inner
Strength." Following the program
and service there will be the reg-
ular food and fellowship hour.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
will hold Open House this evening
from 7:30 till 10:30, at the Foun-
dation, 2101 Hill Street.
CHICAGO-The. death rate in
the United States was at a record
low level in 1946, '47 and '48. The
ratio was about ten deaths per
1,000 persons, says the World
Book Encyclopedia.

* * *


EGYPTIAN ENGINEER'S "DOCTOR'S THESIS"-This coffin-like structure -is actually a scale
model of a new type "half-barrel" roof, which enables large roofs to be supported only by four
corner posts. The model is part of an experiment used by Ibrahim A. Gaafer, Egyptian engineer,
as a doctor's dissertation at the University on the new type roof.. Shown on the top of the model
are 120-pound weights to measure the weight the roof will take. The discs on either side of the
roof are dials to measure the bend of the roof.
* * * * * * *
Engin-ee-r Works on 'Shell' Roofs

La Mont G. Engle,
Mignery, Raymond L.
bert R. Stage.
School of Music:
Bernard W. Poland,
School of Pharmacy:

Arnold L.
Sarles, Al-
Harriet J.

Experiments have been going on
at the College of Engineering to
revolutionize the construction in-
dustry-building "self-supporting"
The experiments, done by an
Egyptian engineer, Ibrahim A.
Gaafar, during the past year for
his doctorate in shell engineering,
have been in perfecting a correct
structure of concrete in one "half-
barrel" shaped roof-possible up
to sizes 160 by 40 feet supported
only by the four corner posts.
* ~* *
PREVIOUSLY, roofs of this type
have had to be supported- by four
strong walls, making construction
costly and using valuable time.
Now, however, construction is
possible with no walls or cheap,
light walls with hundreds of
windows, to Make factories
lighter and more pleasant.
Prof. Lawrence C. Maugh, of
the civil engineering department,
explained that the experiments are
only for the solution of problems
in designing such a roof, so that
construction engineers can build
it without worrying about it col-
* *
THE STRUCTURE is a three-
segmented framework, filled by
concrete to make 'a rounded uni-
fied mass so that each particle
will support the other-in other
words, a "self-supporting roof," he
pointed out.
Gaafar's experiments were
done with an exact 1/40th-scale
model three feet long and nine
inches wide. The completed
structure would be 120 feet long
and 32 feet wide.
The model is made of aluminum
1/8 of an inch thick, which will
equal the full scale five inches of
concrete in the completed struc-
GAAFAR used 70 electric strain
gauges in testing the model's
strength, which measured how
much the roof would give in dis-
tributing its weight to the four
corner posts. These measurements
were recorded to as fine as one-
millionth of an inch.
The strain gauges are tiny
networks of wires attached to
McPhillips To
Speak on Radio
The Rev. Fr. Frank J. McPhil-
lips, pastor of St. Mary's Student
Chapel, will be guest speaker on
the next three broadcasts of "The
Catholic Hour."
The NBC program, presented at
5 p.m. every Sunday, will originate
from WWJ in Detroit during that
General topic of Father McPhil-
lips' speeches will be "One Needs
the Other." Individual talks will
cover the subjects of "Authority,"
"Obedience" and Self-Denial."

the upper and lower surfaces of
the roof-the wires are connect-
ed to a central strain indicator
which records the strains in
terms of resistance in the wires.
Besides the strain gauges, Gaa-
far used X-rays to observe the
strains on the inside of the metal.
He also used dials along the side
of the roof to measure the bend
of the roof under its own weight.
* * *
TO MEASURE the weight that
the roof would take in addition to
its own, Gaafar put a 240-pound
weight on it with appropriate
gauges. This weight, when trans-
lated to the full-scale model is
not merely forty times the weight
but the square of forty times the
weight, which comes to almost 200

tons that the actual roof would
Prof. Maugh said that the
work Gaafar has done for the
University will give construction
engineers a great advantage in
overcoming problems before a
building is actually built.
He added that when a full-scale
building is built, University engi-
neers would use it as their guinea
pig to compare the results of the
model experiments with actual
Gaafar, who graduated from the
Fouaz University in Cairo, obtain-'
ed a leave of absence from the De-
partment of Bridges for the Egyp-
tian government to study for his
master's and doctor's degrees at
the University.

THERE ARE SOME new aids to the treatment of the disease.
These include:
1. A lightweight plastic "lung"-designed as a possible substitute
for the big, so-called "iron lung" which is required by some patients
whose breathing muscles are affected by the disease.
2. A new drug called "priscol" which is described as capable
of bringing quick, safe relief from pain in polio-although it does
not halt the advance of the virus along the nerve pathways.
3. A number of relatively new skills in orthopedic surgery designed
to improve function of muscles and correct deformities of polio pa-
4* * * *
BUT POLIO DOCTORS say that treatment-whether by heat,
pain-relieving or muscle-relaxing drugs, controlled exercise and mas-
sage, or surgery-does not attack the virus itself.
Treatments, they say, are designed first to relieve the patient's
pain and make him more comfortable.
If polio strikes your community, here is what you might expect
on the basis of statistics compiled over the years:
Between 40 and 60 percent of cases will recover with no visible
evidence of after-effects. They may lead a completely normal life.
ANOTHER 25 to 30 percent will be left with moderate paralysis
which generally does not prevent useful activities.
Between 15 and 25 percent of cases suffer extensive paralysis, and
about eight percent of them will die.

CHICAGO - Although women
often complained of being "heavy-
hearted", The World Book Ency-
clopedia reports that a man's
heart actually weighs nore than
the heart of a woman.

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The Department of Speech Presents


Music School Offers Varied
Program of Student Recitals

. _ _Doors Open 1:15 P.M.
r_ NOW thru TUES.
Nights & Sundays 35c
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Loretta ,A
1:30 - 4:10 - 7:05 & 10:05



Henry C. Godt, Jr., Robert Ox-
enger, Thomas F. Parnell, Ken-
neth W. Riebe.
School of Public Health:
Solomon Axelrod, Rosalie C. Gi-
acomo, Alma Jeanette Wicks, Ena
M. Morris.
Dance To Feature
Bridge Tourney
The Student Legislature - Uni-
versity Administration Summer
Dance will feature a bridge tour-
nament for weary-footed but nim-
ble-witted students in the Grand
Rapids Room of the League.
The informal dance, scheduled
for 9 p.m. to midnight Friday at
the League Ballroom, will be open
to all summer students, with no
admission charge for singles or
THE TOURNEY, under the di-
rection of Mrs. Walter McClean,
director of the League Association,
will also be free. Scores will be
taken from every fourth hand.
A cash prize for the grand win-
ner will be provided by SL.
Del Elliott and his band will
provide the music, with Beth Skid-
more as featured soloist.

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