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A war-time call for educators

Few students are strang-
era to shouts blaring in the
Diag, belonging to groups
clamoring for attention from
passersby. Theoe organiza-
tions often call for participa-
tion in campus clubs or ask
students rushing to class for
charitable donations.
But in 1943, one organiza-
tion called in a favor with a
much greater intensity.
The Willow Run Com-
munity School - home to a
high school, adult education
classes and a day care center
- reached out to University
co-eds to fill the void of edu-
cators lost to people helping
with the World War II effort.
According to an article in
The Michigan Daily on Dec.
15, 1943, attendance at Wil-
low Run increased from 180

children to 410 as more par-
tots became employed in
war-related work - and with
that boom in attendance,
more teachers were needed.
Though government offi-
cials had already built three
new schools to try to com-
pensate for the expanded
enrollment, the program at
Willow Run needed women
at the University to keep the
program afloat, according to
the article.
The school especially
called for women with any
experience in caring for sick
children, emphasizing the
desperation of the situation.
"Expansion of the Child-
care Program at Willow
Run depends on University
women," the article stated.
"They are needed to super-

vise the activities of these
According to the article,
a major cause of absentee-
ism at the time was the fact
that parents had to choose
between showing up at their
jobs - which could help the
war effort - and caring for
their children.
Due to this lack of ade-
quate childcare, the adult
education program at Wil-
low Run was also suffering
great losses, according to the
Registration to help vol-
unteer at the Willow Run
School was held in the Mieh-
ipso League lobby, where
student volunteers stood and
answered questions about
the program.

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Laundry larceny
WHERE: Bursley Residence
WHEN: Tuesday at about 5
WHAT: A load of laundry was
stolen from thse laundry room,
University Police reported.
The laundry had been left
unattended for 45 minutes
before it was noticed missing.
WHERE: Thayer Carport
WHEN: Wednesday at about
h p.m.
WHAT: A car window was
broken in, but nothing was miss-
ing from the vehicleUniver-
sity Police reported. The crime
occurredhbetween 7 and 7:30
p.m., University Police reported.

drugs stolen
WHERE: Executive Residence
WHEN: Tuesday at about 10
WHAT: A visitor reported
prescription medication stolen
from a room, University Police
Cash theft
WHERE: Fleming Adminis-
tration Building
WHEN: Tuesday at about 2
WHAT: Fifty dollars was
stolen from an unlocked desk
in an unlocked room between
9:00 and 10:30 am., University
Police reported. The cash was
left unattended.

Food origin Rocking out at
discussion the hospital
WHAT: An interactive WHAT: Musicians
exhibit will discuss various Daniel Goree and Don-
questions like what potatoes ald "Bopper" Clark
and onions have in rum- will perform songs by
mon. Cost $5 for adults. Motown artists and other
WHO: Matthaei Botani- American classics.
cal Gardens & Nich- WHO: University
ols Arboretum Health Systemn
WHEN: Today from WHEN: Today at noon
uo am. to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Main Lobby,
WHERE: Matthaei University Hospitals
Botanical Gardens,
1500 N. Dixboro 28th annual
Professional Blood Battle

1Space elevators may no
longer solely belong in
science fiction, accord-
ing to the Chicago Sun Times.
Edwards Air Force Base with
support from NASA is holding
acompetition in which three
teams will create electrically
powered vehicles that will run
up and down a cable anchored
down to the earth.
2 On Tuesday, Maine
became the 31st state
in the United States
to ban gay marriage.
Michigan is one of the 31.
3 A25-year-old man suf-
fered severe burns
while he was pumping
gas according to My Fox DC.
Gas station attendant said he
saw the man, pump and car
catch on fire once the man
returned to his car to pump
gas. The event si sttllfsunder.

poster workshop
WHAT: Participants will
learn to use Adobe Illustra-
tor to create professional-
looking posters. Applicable
to both Mac and PC users.
WHO: Teaching and Tech-
nology Collaborative
WHEN: Tonight from
>6 p.m. to 8 p~m. ,
WHERE: Room 3336,
Duderstadt Center

WHAT: Blood donating
battle against OSU starts.
WHO: Blood Drives United
WHEN: Today from
noon to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Anderson
room, Michigan Union
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