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OPINION

Page 4

Saturday, February 14, 1981

The Michigan Daily

Early curfew imposed on University women

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Weekend deadline for coeds will be tightened as League Council stresses need for sleep

As war raged in Europe and the Pacific
on Valentine's Day, 1942, University men
and women were fighting a war of their
own on campus. This article, reprinted
from the February 14, 1942 issue of the
Daily, deals with this crisis.
By WILL SAPP
Putting campus love on a war-time basis, the
League Council shaved an hour from Friday
night dating hours yesterday, making the girls
go to bed earlier because:
(1) we must save electricity, or the Univer-
sity will have to ration it;
(2) coeds must be physically fit during the
war;
(3) it will "bring the war home to the studen-_
ts;-"
(4) of the 50 coeds who volunteered as Red
Cross blood donors, 48 were so run-down that
they had to be rejected.
When asked for a medical explanation of the
many blood donor rejections, however, Dr.
Clair Healy of the Health Service said last night
that rejection had absolutely no reflection of
the health of the volunteers. "It just so hap-
pens," he said, "that hemoglobin content
requirements of the Red Cross are extremely
high and very few healthy girls can meet it."
CLOSING HOURS WILL BE 12:30'A.M.
The new regulations, announced by
Margaret Ihling, '43, Women's Defense Chair-
man, stipulate that closing hours for Friday
nights will be 12:30 a.m. instead of 1:30 a.m.
Seniors will be denied late hour privileges on..
Saturday nights. These regulations will go into
effect Friday, Feb. 20-so last night was your
last "late-hour" for the duration. The cur-
tailment of hours will not apply to major cam-
pus dances such as J-Hop and Senior Ball.

AT ANOTHER MEETING yesterday the
Committee of Student Affairs, composed join-
tly of faculty members and students, passed a
resolution requiring all campus dances (except
special functions) to end at midnight. This
ruling will apply to fraternities, sororities,
dormitories and the Union and League
weekend dances.
The 16-member League Council passed the
hour-shortening measure with 15 "ayes" and
one person not voting. Council members said
privately that the measure originated in the
Dean of Women's Office and passed through
sundry deans and committees.
So University students, already dizzy from
clock changes afid on-again-off-again war time,
will lose another hour next Friday.,
STUDENT REACTION to the "speed-up of
love" (elsewhere on this page) seems to tally
with Purdue University opinion as recorded in
the Purdue Exponent. Following a similar
"speed-up" there, approximately 85 percent of
the men and 75 percent of the women said the
shortened date hours were "an unwarranted
interference with the student's private life, and
the savings in electricity, heat and human
resources are non-existent or negligible."
The "kiss the boys goodnight at 12:30 plan"
has been "thoroughly considered by the Dean
of Students, the Dean of Women, the Inter-
fraternity Council and the Undergraduate
Council of the League," the report stated.
Emphasizing the need to bring the war home
to the students, the Report said: "Students
must realize that the nation is at war, and
cooperation with the national program of
physical fitness is necessary."
THE FOLLOWING is the official League
Council ruling:
"As a war-time measure, weekend closing
hours for undergraduate women have been

changed on Friday and on Saturday nights until
twelve-thirty.
"The measure has been approved by the Of-
fice of the Dean of Women and is sponsored by
the Undergraduate Council in cooperation with
the Women's Defense Committee.
"ACTION IS being taken at this time because
the Undergraduate Council believes physical
fitness is a part of the national defense.
"This was brought to mind when the Defense
Committee advertised for blood donors. Of the
120 women who signed, 48 out of the first 50
were not considered physically fit to donate
blood.
"Also most students are probably aware that
the University Health Service has been over-
crowded with run-down students whose
illnesses are partially due to the lack of suf-
ficient sleep. For these reasons and also
because of the intensified program on campus
made necessary by the national war it is
believed that immediate health measures must
be instigated.
"THE MATTER of closing hours has been
thoroughly considered by the Dean of Students,
the Dean of Women, the Intrafraternity Coun-
cil, the Undergraduate Council of the Women's
League and is believed essential.
"Students must realize that the nation is at
war, and cooperation with the national
program of physical fitness is necessary.
"Students are also urged, at this time, to
realize the necessity of conserving electricity.
Unless this is done, the electrical power used
by the University may be rationed.
"Closing hours at 12:30 a.m. (Friday night)
and 12:30 a.m. (Saturday night) for all un-
dergraduate women will be effective from Feb.
20th on. Functions held in the women's League,
the men's Union, in all houses and all dor-
mitories will henceforth end at 12 midnight.

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IT WILL TAKE a track star with the speed and technique of Dye Hogan, '40, to get a good-night
kiss next week. Esther "Reggie" Williams, '42sM, apparently willing to have this sort of thing go
on for another hour, took part in a last minute campus rush to beat the University's love-
rationing plan. Said Hogan, still staggering slightly, "This is a sure cure for anyone's anemia,
and look how you can save on lights." (This photo and caption appeared in the Daily, Feb. 14,
1942).

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Editorials represent a majority opinion of the Daily's Editorial Board

Poland and world tension

IN THE WAKE of a new wave of
strikes, the new premier of Poland,
Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, warned the
nation that continued unrest may lead
to civil war. The announcement, aired
on nation-wide television in Poland, is
yet another omen of Soviet interven-
tion in the crisis, which could likely
plunge American-Soviet relations to a
new low.
Jaruzelski called on trade unions to
stop all strikes, and asked for "90 days
of calm." Yet, Polish labor leaders
have made it clear that they will con-
tinue to strike if offered no alternative.
With the labor forces and the Polish
government on a coljision course,
prospects for the region-and inter-
national relations in general-look
bleak.
If strikes and unrest continue, and
the Polish regime manufactures a
"civil war" in the form of Soviet inter-
vention, the United States will be for-
ced to respond with the only weapon
available to it-angry rhetoric.

- The Reagan administration, which
has wisely committed itself to "a
policy of strict non-intervention" in
Poland, can only react by plunging
American relations with the Soviet
Union into a deep-freeze. Such a
development would be disastrous just
as relations with Moscow are already
strained.
Yet, the United States would have
few alternatives to this course of ac-
tion. Certainly, the United States could
not simply ignore any Soviet interven-
tion in Poland. Still, short of direct
military or economic intervention on
behalf of the Polish workers-the least
intelligent option-the United States
can do little.
It seems the only reasonable respon-
se available to the United States in the
deplorable event of Soviet intervention
in Poland would be a new and deter-
mined firmness in American relations
with the Soviets-an unappealing
alternative, but perhaps the only one.

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THIS CAR TOON WAS submitted by graduate students in the University's geography department, which is targeted for elimination.
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LETTERS TO THE DAILY:

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WHAT ARE YOU
DOI1f ?

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RE5OLufIONb!

Does the Daily side with'U

YOU'VE EOg0flN WHAT
TC4'WERE ALREADY?

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To the Daily:
As one of the "short-sighted
and superficial" demonstrators
at Monday's anti-budget cut
rally, I hope this rebuttal to your
editorial (Daily, Feb. 11) will not
be too far above your collective
editorial head.
You complain of the simplistic
approach taken by the speakers
at the rally yet did you follow-up
by asking any of the speakers for
additional details before lam-
basting them? Obviously not or
else you would have at least been
able to credit quotes to the
correct speakers. A variety of
alternative proposals are being
discussed if you only asked.
My personal preference (and
that of the Graduate Employee's

Why are you so willing to
believe the administration? Have
you or any group of students seen
any figures to back their claims
of massive administrative cuts?
What will your response be if the
next department targeted for
liquidation (or is it dismember-
ment) is Women's Studies? If you
haven't considered that, you are
being "short-sighted and super-
ficial".
Has anyone explained how
dropping the geography depar-
tment a year of two from now will
save money this year? Especially
if all tenured faculty are to be
kept on at the University in other
positions?
This brings me to my most
serious noint In your article on

program . . ." Also, "Full oppor-
tunity will be provided during the
review for public and private
consultation and the receipt of
written comments."
Why didn't you notify your
readers of this? Did the ad-
ministration lie to you about their
plans (Oh no, they never do
that)? Or are your reporters too
insipid to know what questions to
ask (Oh no, we never do that)?
Whose side are you on? Don't you
care about the quality of
education offered at the Univer-
sity of Michigan?
You have a responsibility to
your readers to speak up and
demand accountability by the
administration. Acting LSA Dean
.Tnhn Knntt ;i n ,. 4ttr hen T %.A

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on cuts?.
opinion, ".. . of course they [thb
faculty review committee] ark
free to decide however they wish
to proceed in this matter."
The Daily should lead the
fight for public forums where
anyone who feels "affected" can
give "public consultation" to the
decision makers. Student voices
should be heard on a matter of
utmost concern to us. If you want,
to help, come to the meeting QnR
budget cuts at 9 p.m. Wednesday:
in the Michigan Union Assembly
Hall, and also help pack the
Regents' meeting this Thursday
at 4 p.m., in the Administration.
Building.
Is this too "superficial"? I ask:
again, WHICH SIDE ARE YOU.
ON?

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