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Marching On!

Marching On! is a 1943 American race film directed and written by Spencer Williams. Sequences were filmed at Arizona; the film was rereleased with additional musical sequences under the title Where's My Man To-nite?. The film focuses on a young African American who continues his family’s tradition of military service when he is drafted into the United States Army during World War II. Despite complications that arise during his basic training, including his jealousy following his girlfriend's flirtatious attention to his sergeant, the young soldier becomes a hero when he locates Japanese saboteurs operating a radio station outside of his military base. Hugo Martin as Rodney Tucker Jr. George T. Sutton as Gramps Sam Tucker Emmet Jackson as Sgt. Robert L. Keene "Pepper" Neely as Wash, soldier Mickey McZekkashing as Wimpy, soldier Myra D. Hemmings as Mrs. Ellen Tucker Clarissy Deary as Ginny L. K. Smith as Rufus John Hemmings as Rodney Tucker Sr. Georgia Kelly as Martha Adams Marching On on IMDb Marching On! is available for free download at the Internet Archive

Dornier Do 132

The Dornier Do 132 was a utility helicopter under development in Germany in the late 1960s. While the design was a conventional pod-and-boom layout, the propulsion system was unusual in that it used a turbine engine, not to drive the rotor directly, but to provide a source of hot gas, fed through the rotor shaft, along the blades, out through tip jets; the intention was to eliminate the weight and mechanical complexity of a gearbox and an anti-torque system for the tail. This engine system underwent extensive static tests while a full-size mockup was built to prove the aerodynamics in a wind tunnel. However, the programme was cancelled in 1969 before a prototype was constructed. General characteristics Crew: one Capacity: three passengers Length: 7.50 m Main rotor diameter: 10.70 m Height: 2.80 m Main rotor area: 89.9 m2 Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-A20, 430 kW Performance Cruising speed: 220 km/h Range: 450 km Armament Taylor, John W. R. ed.. Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1969–70.

London: Sampson Low Marston & Co. Ltd. Taylor, Michael J. H.. Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. P. 331. EADS website

Thomas Robert Soderstrom

Thomas Robert Soderstrom was an American agrostologist His special field of study was the grass family Gramineae or Poaceae. He was Curator of Grasses at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC for some twenty years. In 1957 Soderstrom graduated from the University of Illinois with a BSc in Biology, enrolled at the graduate school at Yale University, earning a Master of Science in Biology the following year and a PhD in Botany 1961, he joined the National Museum in 1960 as assistant curator. He became an authority on the taxonomy and biology of bamboos, publishing about 40 titles and undertaking lecture tours in numerous countries, most notably at the 1985 International Bamboo Conference held in Puerto Rico, his field work covered parts of Latin America and Asia. Not only was he a founder member of the Association of Tropical Biology, but was a fellow of the Linnean Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honorary associate of the Botanical Society of Brazil.

Despite poor health he undertook the organising of the First International Grass Symposium held at the Smithsonian in July 1986. A collaborator of his was the Argentinian-born agrostologist, he is commemorated in Soderstromia, Ilex soderstromii, Anthurium soderstromii, Lessingianthus soderstromii, Vriesea soderstromii, Ouratea soderstromii, Cryptochloa soderstromii, Ocellochloa soderstromii, Poa soderstromii, Raddia soderstromii. Soderstrom, TR. 1989. A revision of the genus Olyra and the new segregate genus Parodiolyra. Ed. Smithsonian. Pp. iv, 79 Judziewicz, EJ. 1989. Morphological and taxonomic studies in Anomochloa and Streptochaeta. Ed. Smithsonian. Pp. iii, 52 Soderstrom, TR. 1989. The Phareae & Streptogyneae of Sri Lanka: a morphological-anatomical study. 27 pp. 8 fig. Soderstrom, TR. 1987. Grass Systematics & Evolution. Ed. Smithsonian. 4to, pp. xiv, 473. ISBN 0-87474-300-1 Zuloaga, FO. 1985. Classification of the outlying species of New World Panicum. Ed. Smithsonian. Contrib. Botany Nº 59: pp. 1–63, 25 fig. 2 tablas Sendulsky, T.

1984. Revision of the South American genus Otachyrium. Ed. Smithsonian. Calderon, CE. 1973. Morphological & anatomical considerations of the grass subfamily Bambusoideae based on the new genus Maclurolyra. Ed. Smithsonian. Pp. iii, 55 Soderstrom, TR. 1967. Taxonomic study of subgenus Podosemum & section Epicampes of Muhlenbergia. Ed. Smithsonian. Vol. 34, Nº 4: pp. 75–189, 14 plates TR Soderstrom, RP Ellis. 1987. The position of bamboo genera and allies in a system of grass classification TR Soderstrom, CE Calderón. 1971. Insect pollination in tropical rain forest grasses. Biotropica, 1-16 1971 Some evolutionary trends in the Bambusoideae TR Soderstrom Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 15-47 1981 Morphological and anatomical considerations of the grass subfamily Bambusoideae based on the new genus Maclurolyra CE Calderón, TR Soderstrom Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 11, 1-55 1973 A commentary on the bamboos TR Soderstrom, CE Calderon Biotropica, 161-172 1979 The genera of Bambusoideae of the American continent: keys and comments CE Calderón, TR Soderstrom Smithsonian Institution Press 1980 Primitive forest grasses and evolution of the Bambusoideae TR Soderstrom, CE Calderón Biotropica, 141-153 1974 Distribution patterns of neotropical bamboos TR Soderstrom, EJ Judziewicz, LG Clark Proceedings of a workshop on neotropical distribution patterns.

Held, 12-16 1987 Chromosome numbers of some Ceylon grasses FW Gould, TR Soderstrom Canadian Journal of Botany 52, 1075-1090 1974 Chromosome numbers of tropical American grasses FW Gould, TR Soderstrom American Journal of Botany, 676-683 1967 Grass systematics and evolution: an international symposium held at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, July 27–31, 1986 TR Soderstrom International Symposium on Grass Systematics and Evolution, Smithsonian 1987 A revision of the genus Olyra and the new segregate genus Parodiolyra TR Soderstrom, FO Zuloaga Smithsonian contributions to botany 69, 1-79 1989 Taxonomic study of subgenus Podosemum and section Epicampes of Muhlenbergia TR Soderstrom Contrib. US Nat. Herb 34, 75-189 1967 The woody bamboos of Sri Lanka: A morphological-anatomical study TR Soderstrom, RP Ellis Smithsonian contributions to Botany 72, 1-75 1988 Classification of the outlying species of new world Panicum FO Zuloaga, TR Soderstrom Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 59, 1-63 1985 A guide to collecting bamboos TR Soderstrom, SM Young Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 128-136 1983 Morphological and Taxonomic Studies in Anomochloa and Streptochaeta EJ Judziewicz, TR Soderstrom Smithsonian institution press 1989 Chromosome numbers of some Mexican and Colombian grasses FW Gould, TR Soderstrom Canadian Journal of Botany 48, 1633-1639 1970 Observations on a fire-adapted bamboo of the Brazilian cerrado, Actinocladum verticillatum TR Soderstrom American Journal of Botany, 1200-1211 1981 Two new genera of Brazilian bamboos related to Guadua TR Soderstrom, X Londoño American Journal of Botany, 27-39 1987 Bromeliad Society Bulletin Bamboo Systematics:Yesterday and Tomorrow - Thomas R. Soderstrom Citation list Genera of Bamboos Native to the New World - F. A. McClure

2008 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships

The 2008 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships were the 62nd annual men's and 26th annual women's championships to determine the national champions of NCAA Division I men's and women's singles and team collegiate tennis in the United States. The tournaments were played concurrently during May 2008 in Oklahoma. Defending team champions Georgia defeated Texas in the men's championship, 4–2, to claim the Bulldogs' sixth team national title. UCLA defeated California in the women's championship, 4–0, to claim the Bruins' first team national titlw; this year's tournaments were played at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. NCAA Division II Tennis Championships NCAA Division III Tennis Championships List of NCAA Men's Tennis Champions List of NCAA Women's Tennis Champions

Union of Azerbaijani Writers

The Union of Azerbaijani Writers is the largest public organization of Azerbaijani writers and publicists. It has over 1500 members at present, it was founded on June 13, 1934, when Azerbaijan was a part of the Soviet Union as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. Prior to 1934, Azerbaijani writers grouped in variety of literary unions. In 1923, a group of writers formed the "İldırım" United Organization of Poets. In 1925, another organization known as "Qızıl qələmlər" was established uniting most writers and conducting literary gathering events; the Union of Azerbaijani Writers was established on June 13, 1934. There were 93 members upon its registration. With its establishment, the organization started publication of "Ədəbiyyat qəzeti" newspaper. To this day, there have been 11 congresses held by the union in 1934, 1954, 1958, 1965, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1997 and 2004 which are held every 5 years. At the present, the Union has regional chapters in Ganja, Karabakh region, Mingachevir, Shirvan region, Guba and representative offices in Moscow, Derbent, Istanbul.

The Union of Azerbaijani Writers if a multi-ethnic organization having members who write and publish in Azerbaijani, Lezgi, Talysh and other languages. The organization has secretary and a board of directors who manage its activities, it is chaired by Anar and its secretary is Chingiz Abdullayev. Official website