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Cook, George H. (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer
Volume 40, Number 3 (December, 1935)

The critical angle,   pp. 54-55


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high speeds . .. the physical discomfort reminded them to
slow down. But the automobiles of today do not have the
slightest tremor when going sixty miles per hour, and the
drivers can use a little finger in guiding them at that
speed. One can now sit in his car and enjoy the luxurious
smoothness of both it and the road. He presses hard on
the accelerator, having all the ease of mind and confidence
in the world; he is lulled into a feeling of false security.
Therein lies the trouble. Automobile buyers are shown
that cars of today are dependable, economical to run,
speedy, easy to control, and so on; but how many drivers
know what inertia forces and momentum are? How many
realize the distance a car going sixty miles per hour will
cover from the instant the driver finds that he has to stop
to the moment it is at a standstill? The buying public is
not being educated properly!
Soon some of you will be engaged in the automotive
industry. Then you, too, will be putting into the hands of
the unknowing public a wonderfully perfect vehicle. You
will be proud of it, as are the engineers of the automobiles
now. But, alas, for many you will be the creator of an
accursed thing. Through teeth gritted in pain, bitter words
will be gasped out . . . words that will curse this menace
you shall have perfected. Loud and long will be the
laments of saddened ones, and perhaps even you may
some time rue the day you presented your Frankenstein to
the world.
Now is the time to think of what you will do when the
day you shall be in power comes.
          MINING CLUB HAS PARTY
 Mr. A. E. Blum, director of the State of Wisconsin
securities division, was the guest speaker at the successful
Mining Club dinner held Wednesday, November 20.
Club members escorted their dates to a typical mine set-
ting at the dance held Friday evening, December 13, in
the Mining and Metallurgy building. Preparations for the
party were formulated under the direction of Wayne
Hunzicker, Hershel Kaufman, Phillip McCaffery, Nor-
wood Melcher, and Malcom Sanders.
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          and a Happy New Year is our greeting to students,
               faculty and friends of the University of
                    Wisconsin, and to all our customers
         And may we suggest as a fitting start for the year 1936 you accept
our cordial
         invitation to visit our plant, inspect our increased facilities
and let us advise
         you in regard to your printing problems.
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