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THE~ MICHIGAN iDAILY

FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1959

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Local Rivers
Unsafe for
Swimmers

'HOT-IRON' KEYBOARD:

Typist Shows Tick-Tick Technique)

NO PROBLEMS?:
Engineers To Tackle Straits
BridgeProject as 'Possible'

Swimming is safe in any of the
natural lakes of Washtenaw Coun-
ty but several local rivers are dan-
gerous, according to a publication
of the State Health Commission-
er's office in Lansing,
The Saline River through Milan
and the Raisin River through
Manchester are unsafe for swim-
ming and warning signs are posted
along these rivers. The Huron Riv-
er below Ann Arbor to the Pitts-
field Village drain outlet is also
unsafe.
* * *
"SALINE AND Milan don't have
sewage treatment plants and the
sewage goes directly into the Sa-
line River untreated," Joseph
Price, county public health engi-
neer, said.
In the Huron River above Ann
Arbor the possibility of a me-
chanical failure in the sewage
plants, which might go unde-
tected for some time, makes
swimming inadvisable there," he
added.
The real problem is the Dexter
and Chelsea sewage treatment
plants, Price said. if they break
down and the chlorinator breaks
down, the sewage will not be steri-
lized, he added.,
SOMEONE COULD BE swim-
ming in polluted water even before
the Health Department is notified,
he said.
"The 'only real danger to
swimming in natural lakes is the
cottages surrounding the lakes.
Some cottages have trouble with
their septic tanks and lines are
made from the septic tanks to
the lakes,' Price continued.
When swimming in an area
where there are cottages, a careful
check should be made, he said.
"It's a good idea when swimming
in a lake near 'a group of cottages
to look down the beach 100 yards
tosee if you can see a line coming
from the cottage to the lake. This
does happen occasionally.
?But when swimming in an open
area away from cottages, there is
nothing to worry about," Price
concluded.
'U' Muxseum
To Run Films
The University Museum will pre-
sent three movies on the topic
"Nature's Balanced Economy" at
7:30 p.m. today in Kellogg Audi-
torium.
The three films are entitled
"What Is Soil?" "Earthworm," and
"Wonders in Your Own Backyard."
Exhibits at the Museum pertain-
ing to nature's balanced economy
ihclude two undersea dioramas
which reproduce the abundant
marine life of the New England
wharf piles and Bermuda coral
reefs.
The Museum Building will be
open from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.

By NANCY BYLAN
A quick movement of the enemy
would jeopardize six gun boats.
No, this is not a communique
from General MacArthur's head-
quarters; it's the favorite practice
drill of typewriting champion
George L. Hossfield, who gave a
demonstration of his skill at the
business administration building
yesterday.

And it contains every letter of
the alphabet-try it and see.
HOSSFIELD, ten times winner
of the world's professional type-
writing championship and a na-
tionally recognized authority on
touch typewriting, astonished his
audience with the rapid-fire tick-
ticking produced by his dextrous
fingers.
* * *

MERRILY WE TYPE ALONG-George Hossfield shows how he
won the world's professional typewriting championship ten times
with a speed of 43,282 keys in one hour. He gave his demonstration
yesterday before an admiring audience in the Business Adminis-
tration Building.
Panel Discussion Concludes,
Abstract Art Can Be 'Absolute'

He urged would-be imitators
to use a quick, firm stroke with
fingers curved, and not to hang
on.
"Just pretend that each key is
the bottom of a hot iron."
Another important factor in im-
proving typewriting is concentra-
tion, Hossfield said.
* * *
"THE AVERAGE typist looses
speed by not writing all the time.'
That's what makes professionals
professional - they realize that
time waits for no one."
He illustrated his point by a
demonstration of the Wrong
Way to Type, which consisted of
looking up, fiddling with the
carriage, back - spacing, a n d
jumping in surprise every time
the carriage bell rang.
"And," he pleaded, "don't grind
the paper in the machine; give
the wheel a firm whirl, just as if
you were snapping your fingers,"
* * *
HOSSFIELD HAD great praise
for the new electric typewriters,
although he never spends a whole
sitting at one.
"It's too hard to go back to
the old kind!"
"You can type 20 copies on an
electric typewriter with more ease
than typing one on a regular ma-
chine."
After switching to an electric
typewriter, the opergtor's speed
usually increases from 10 to 25
percent, Hossfield said.
He admitted, however, that his
rate does not change on the new
machines.
Which hardly matters'when you
type some 145 words a .minute.
PORTRAITS
and
GROUP
PHOTOGRAPHS
w almer Siu to
I 208 Mich. Theatre Bldg.
Phone 2-2072

LANSING-(P)-The three con-
sulting engineers selected to de-
termine the feasibility of a bridge
across the Straits of Mackinac
yesterday told a press conference
they were starting the study with
the assumption that the bridge
is possible.
"Everywhere we go to build a
bridge," they said, "there are local
problems of weather and other
Lane Hall To
Hold Retreat
A Lane Hall Intercultural Re-
treat will be held Sunday at Wam-
plers Lake.
Cars will leave Lane Hall at 8:30
a.m. on Sunday/morning.
The retreat will begin with a
discussion group early in the
morning, followed by swimming
and boating. The price of 80 cents
includes picnic lunch and trans-
portation.-
"Those wishing to attend can
make reservations at Lane Hall by
Saturday noon," Jo Ann Smith,
assistant program director, an-
pounced.

obstacles to overcome. We usually
overcome them."
* * *
THE SELECTION of Qthmar
H. Amman ofNew York, David
B. Steinman of New York and
Glenn B. Woodruff of San Fran-
cisco was announced by the Mac-
kinac bridge authority this week.
The three, who have had a
hand in building all the impor-
tant bridges of recent years,
spent Wednesday at Mackinac
Island with the authority and
yesterday in the office of High-
way Commissioner Charles M.
Ziegler going over previous stu-
dies of the proposed bridge.
"We are entering this with an
open mind," said Steinman, "but
like a specialist taking over a case
from another doctor, we will make
our own diagnosis."
The engineers will accept fees
of $25,000 each, which an author-
ity spokesman said is well below
the usual fee of one percent of the
cost of the finished structure.
The engineers will submit a
progress report in January, 1951,
and a final report next March or
April.
T h e y were recommended by
Dean Ivan C. Crawford of the
engineering school.

Fischer Appointed
To BusAd Position
Prof. Carl H. Fischer of the Ma-
thematics department has been
appointed professor of insurance
in the business administration
school, effective for 1950-51.
Prof. Fischer had just been pro-
moted to his present position in
the literary college, where he has
been on the staff of the mathema-
tics department since 1941.

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Valiantly attempting to decide
the inter-relation of the arts, the
second panel discussion of the
Contemporary Arts and Society
course agreed that moving pic-
tures can produce surrealism, and
that abstract art may be suffi-
cient unto itself.
But the participants, Prof. Hen-
ry Aiken of Harvard, Prof. Ross
Finney, of the music school, Prof.
John Ciardi of Harvard, Prof. Ed-
ward Rannells of the University of
Kentucky and Carl Maas, public
relations consultant, unanimously
added that more pleasure could be
derived from an abstract work
which related to the real world.
* * *
"THE BUST TITLED 'Moses' by
Michelango is certainly abstract,"
Prof. Ciardi illustrated, "but ,it is
still Moses, and thus the viewer
gains a double experience from
seeing it." But painters like Mon-
drian have cleared the air by ex-
Mixer Tonight
A graduate mixer is slated for
8:30 p.m. today in the Rackham
Assembly Hall.
Record dancing and card games
will provide entertainment, while
the terrace will also be open. Re-
freshments will be served.
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perimenting with pure line, Prof.
Rannells emphasized, and now the
artist must continue in new fields.
Music cannot be considered
pure art, observed Prof. Finney
after a lengthy discussion which
contrasted the other art forms
with the 'truly abstract art of
music.'
"If you sing, 'I am ascending the
mountain,' to a tune which des-
cends, you feel that it is wrong,"
he continued, "so I feel that music
speaks to an area of the subcon-
scious although we may not be
able to locate it exactly."
. "The movie is potentially a fine
medium for surrealism," Maas de-
clared in his short commentary on
an experimental film which he had
recently viewed.

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