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II i_

Catching Up


.38 Years
World War I began 38 years
ago today with the declaration
of war by the Central Powers
against Russia in 1914.
New Time
For Movies
The SL Cinema Guild's new fea-
ture film "I Married a Witch" will
be shown at 6:00, 8:10 and 10:20
p.m. today in accordance with the
Guild's new policy, according to
Don Hunt, Grad., manager of the
Cinema Guild.
Two short subjects, "The City"
and "The Vagabond" with Char-
lie Chaplin, will be shown at 9:15
and 9:30 p.m., Hunt said.
The new sghedule will thus
make it more convenient for the
summer crowds that would like to
be out by 8:00 he pointed out.
The Guild's summer profits are
used for maintenance, improve-
ment and to keep up the insurance
fund, according to Hunt. This
fund guarantees that any films
Shown will not suffer a loss at the
expense of the student organiza-
tion sponsoring it. Allduring the
regular season, the profits, except
for the insurance premiums, will
go to the sponsoring clubs, he
Any suggestions for the films to
be shown in the fall will be wel-
comed, Hunt said, but they must
come in next week, as next year's
booking will be finished within a
few weeks.
Against Tax
Motion Aired
(Continued from Page 1)

Holland and Water Nearly Synonymous

SUMMER HOURS 12:30 to 5:00
Closed Saturdays
Other Hours by Appointment

special To The Daily
AMSTERDAM - Dykes, canals,
windmills and the Zuyder Zee.
Aside from wooden shoes, that's
what Holland is to the American.
And it's a pretty good picture.
Water is Holland-most of its
people live an average of ten feet
under its natural level. All of
them have plenty to do with it.
almanac could make a fortune
over here, at least with the un-
knowink tourists. Rain is a pretty
safe prediction most of the time.
The farmer welcomes it, but
he does a good deal to supple-
ment it. The Netherlands' wide-
spread irrigation system and
continual land reclamation pro-
cess is a fascinating pattern.
The Zuyder Zee is no longer a
"Zee." They call it a lake now
because the Dutchman is using a
lot of its bottom for soil, and in
the distant future will be using
all of it.
While this activity, essential to
the growing population, has been
going on for centuries, the past


several decades has seen the big-
gest strides through modern me-
chanical progress. In the last 50
years, by building dykes, and cul-
tivating land, the Dutch have add-
ed a quarter of their present ter-
ritory, once travelled by fisher-
men, to the productive area.
* * *
NEARLY HALF of Holland lies
under the gale high tide level but,
barring bombs, the dykes and
dunes protect the conquered soil.
Lakes and ponds are drained and
the reclaimed "polder" land is de-
fended while the excess rain and
ground water is carried off.
This last task is the historic
job of the windmills. These an-
cient pumps, formerly an inte-
gral arm of the age-old struggle
against the water, still dot the
landscape, but most of them
have been trod on in the march
of science by electric power.
Some of the polders, such as
the big Wieringermeer, were inun-
dated up to fifteen feet by the
Germans. But five months after
the war, they were land again.
Other large polders will eventually

form Holland's twelfth province,
about 7 percent of the total land
But water cooperates with Hol-
land in the area of transporta-
tion. Canals, particularly around
Amsterdam which is called the
"Rhineport" because of its canal
links with the big river, carry a
large share of the commercial
The wooden shoes? You see
them everywhere. Workmen wear
them for rugged protection,
warmth and low cost. For the
full story-book costume, though,
you have to visit tourist centers
such as Volendam in modern-
dress Holland.

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NEW RECORD-Emil Zatopek (903) of Czechoslovakia over-
takes G. N. Jansson (683) of Sweden at the half-way mark in
the marathon to go on for a new Olympic record at Helsinki.
State Politicians Cautious
About Election Predictions



LANSING-(P)-Politicians here
frankly admit they don't know
what to expect at Michigan's hot
weather primary election next
The summer date was set to

Gets High
Rand Post

allow more time to send absentee
ballots to servicemen. The guess-
ing is that the hot summer weath-
er and vacations will cut heavily
into the primary vote.
* * .*
IN THE department of elections,
a cautious guess is that only about
600,000 voters will turn out. This
is about one fourth of the state
registration and one half the
vote in the general election.
The voters will nominate can-
didates for- governor, U.S. Sen-
ator, lieutenant governor, the
State Legislature and county
Governor G. Mennen Williams
is unopposed on the Democratic
ticket for renomination, while the
Republicans have a ding-dong
race between three well-known
FRED M. ALGER, JR., of Grosse
Pointe, who is completing his thirc
term as secretary of state, gener-
ally is regarded as the man tc
beat in the GOP gubernatoria

NEW YORK-P)--Gen. Doug-
las MacArthur turned his back on
politics and soldiering yesterday
to begin a new career as chairman
of Remington Rand Inc., 227-mil-
lion-dollar-a-year industrial cor-
The former Pacific commander
and Republican Convention key-
noter said he would take no part
in the election campaign of Gen.
Dwight D. Eisenhower. He had
backed Ohio Senator Robert Taft
for the nomination.
* * *


BUTTONHOLED by reporters
at a luncheon where his election
was announced, MacArthur said
"I will take no part in the
campaign. I am embarking up-
on a new career in industry. I
will not be a part of the political
MacArthur's acceptance was an-
nounced by James H. Rand, Com-
pany president, who said the post
had been offered him once three
years ago and again shortly after
he was relieved of his Pacific
command in April last year. Now
for the first time, Rand said, Mac-
Arthur felt free to accept it.
MacArthur told the gathering:
"It is peculiarly agreeable that
on this late day of my life, I can
pass from a profession of destruc-
tion to another of construction-
to build rather than destroy. I
think it is a gift of God that per-
mits an old soldier to end that
Set Final Visitors'
Night forToday
The final summer visitors' night
program sponsored by the Uni-
versity's astronomy department
will be held at 8:30 p.m. today in
Rm. 3017 Angell Hall.
Prof. Freeman D. Miller of the
astronomy department will give
an illustrated talk on "Falling
Through the Universe," followed
by observations of the moon in
the fifth-floor student observa-
Hatcher To Talk
University President Harlan H.
Hatcher will address inaugural
ceremonies for Hillsdale College's
incoming president, J. Donald
Ceremonies will be held Oct. 12.

He is opposed by Lt. Gov. Wil-
liam C. Vandenberg of Holland,
who has served three terms in
the Senate and one as lieuten-
ant governor, and Donald S.
Leonard of Detroit, recently re-
tired as State Police Commis-
Vandenberg has the backing of
strong church and "dry" groups
as well as support among the GOP
old guard. Leonard, entering the
race late, reportedly has been
gaining well in recent weeks and
some think he could cut Alger
deeply enough in Wayne County
to let Vandenberg slip through.
The Democratic race for the
U.S. Senatorship nomination is
considered a lop-sided affair. The
incumbent, Blair Moody, famed
Washington newspaper writer for
the Detroit News for many years,
was appointed to succeed the late
Arthur H. Vandenberg by Gov.
Williams and has the official par-
ty backing.
He is opposed by Louis C.
Schwinger of Saginaw, husband of
Mrs. Minnie C. Schwinger, former
Democratic National Committee-
woman and is regarded as a lone
rallying point for Democratic dis-
sidents who opposed Williams or
Moody's appointment.

for all roads entering Ann Arbor,"
Crisler commented.
"He objected to 'the levy on
grounds that it was aimed large-
ly at the stadium crowd.
Pointing out that the University
brings the best possible entertain-
ment at the lowest purchase rates,
Mrs. Lawrence Upham, director of
the Oratorical Association, stressed
that this sort of activity should be
"encouraged not discouraged."
The proposed ten per cent tax, she
felt, would accomplish the latter.
Expressing campus opinion on
the issue, summer League Presi-
dent Alberta Cohrt felt that the
tax would penalize students more
than anyone else. She said that
most student opinion seems to be
directed against the tax because
of the fact that the city, and the
merchants in particular, get so
much student business.
Two Students
Receive Grant
University medical school stu-
dents Gilbert Ross, Jr., and Ed-
mund Andres have been awarded
$400 summer fellowships by the
National Foundation for Infantile
The awards were announced by
Mr's. Robert Langford, chairman
of the Washtenaw chapter of the
polio foundation.
Ross and Andres will conduct
two-month clinical studies in phy-
sical medicine and rehabilitation
under their grants.


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