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To The Class'
Of 1945:...


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Continued Warm

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VOL. LIT. No. 1





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Hull Recommends
Neutrality Repeal
To Combat Hitler

Ruling Bo
Is Expan
Two More Facult
Appointed Last
By Board Of R
Two Others Ad
As Terns E
(Daily City Editor
In conformance with th
revised by-laws of the Boa
gents and the Board inC
Student Publications, two f
were appointed by the Re
June to serve as new memb
publications board.
At thesame time the

Discipline OfDemocrac
Is President Greets Freshmen 1,800 New Students
Rise As One To Pay
y Men President Tribute
t June
fegentsFreshmen And Transfers Will Take Part
ded In Orientation Week Program
xpire,... More than 1,800 freshmen and transfer students gathered in Hill Audi-
IN torium last night to hear President Alexander Grant Ruthven emphasize
) hthat "the most important of our duties in, as well as before and after col-
e recently lege, is to discover and acquire the discipline of democracy."
ird of Re- In the climax of their first day of orientation activities, the new students
Control of rose in a body to pay tribute to President Ruthven as he described this
'acultymen discipline as "the control within each person which permits men and women
gents last to live together in peace, harmony and mutual respect."
ers of the Y He pointed out that the audience should not only practice such control
Regen"s themselves, but that they had a right to expect it in their teachers. These

Draft Boards Authorized
To Defer College Men
Hampered By Induction
Besieged Russians
Pledge Death Fight
(By The Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22.-While
President Roosevelt conferred with
advisers on ways of accelerating
American assistance to nations fight-
ing tle Axis, Secretary of State Hull
indicated today he thought the time,
had come to lift restrictions of the
Neutrality Act.
Already modified by the repeal, in
1939, of its rigid embargo on sale of
arms to belligerents, the act still for-
bids the arming of merchant ships,
prohibits them from sailing into com-
bat zones, and requires belligerents
to take title to implements of war
obtained in the United States be-
fore such implements are shipped.
Hull declined to venture any pre-
diction as to whether Congress soon
would repeal or modify the act. But
at the same time he commented at
his press conference that both he
and President Roosevelt had criti-
cized the Neutrality Act from the
start as a measure more likely to get
this country into war than to keep
it out.
President Roosevelt, soon after re-
pturning fromn.t we .ken visit to Hyde.
Park, N.Y., held a conference at the
White House with Vice-President
Wallace, and others high in govern-
mental circles.
Their talk dealt princip1lly, the
conferees said, with the new $5,9$5,-
000,000 Lend-Lease a'ppropriation,
and proposed price control legisla-
Wallace and Connally said the con-
sensus was that there would be little
difficulty in obtaining Congression-
al approval for the new Lend-Lease
Increased College
Deferments Given
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22.-(A)-
Selective Service Headquarters today
authorized local boards to defer the
induction of college students into the
Army when immediate induction
would cause "undue hardship" be-
cause of intereference with their
At the same time officials reminded
local boards that students perparing
for occupations or professions, such
as the practice of medicine or engi-
neering, could be deferred from in-
duction for such preiods as might be
necessary to permit them to complete
their work and enter into their
chosen professions. The primary con-
sideration in this case, however, is
that there must be a shortage in the'
occupation for which the deferred
student is preparing.
Under the new procedure a student
who had completed half a quarter of
his college year, for instance, when
he was called up for military service
could obtain. postponement from his
'local draft board until the end of the
quarter. This same provision applies
to any other fraction of a college
However, Selective Service Head-
quarters said that if a student knew
in advance that he was scheduled to
be inducted shortly after the school
period opened then he could not ex-
pect a postponement. It was sug-
gested he could either enter the Army
immediately by volunteering or else
remain out of school until time for
Besieged Russians
Pledge Death Fight
(By The Associated Press)
MOSCOW. Tuesday, Sept. 23.-

Pledged to fight to the death, Red
troops and hastily-recruited civilians
were reported today holding firm
outside Leningrad and Odessa as

Defentse Series
To Be Offered
By University
Prof. Chester S. Schoepfle
Is Appointed Head
Of New Courses
Following President Ruthven's oft-
repeated declaration that college stu-
dents are fit for something more
than buck privates, the University is
offering a series of courses intended
for men in all phases of defense ac-
Last to be announced but first in
importance to University men are
the Defense Training .courses set up
by the Literary College under the di-
rection of Prof. Chester S. Schoepfle.
These courses, while not a guarantee
of immediate classification into a
desired service, are planned to al-
leviate the "usefulness" of Literary
College men in defense assignments..
Still in line with Dr. Ruthven's in-
tentions, all defense program work
must be fitted into the student's
regidar courses. According to Prof.
Schoepfle this means that junior and
senior draft eligibles will be able to
take courses in industrial mobiliza-
tion or radio communication instead
of mere fillers for credit.
The emergency requirements of an
industrial nation are such, that near-
ly all University courses come under
the heading of civilian defense needs.
The Literary College has divided
its program into two classifications,
the first intended for students anti-
cipating military service and the sec-
ond for men engaged in civilian as-
pects of defense. Part I encompasses
accounting, cost accounting, meteor-
ology, sanitary chemistry, photog-
raphy and aerial mapping, radio
communication, surveying, short-
hand and typewriting, civil engineer-
ing and mechanical drawing. While
most of these courses are open only
to upperclassmen, their prerequisites
(Continued on Page 2)
Prospective Strangler
Born To. Cliff Keens
Reserve the National Collegiate
heavyweight 'wrestling title of 1961
for James Clifford Keen.
James Clifford, all seven pounds
two ounces of him, was born two
weeks ago, head wrestling Coach
Cliff Keen's first son. Cliff, who
already has two girls, says the future
champ hasn't clamped any headlocks
on him yet, but is rapidly learning
the chickenwing.

named two additional members of
the faculty to the Board replacing
Prof. William A. McLaughlin of the
romance languages department and
Prof. Howard B. Calderwood of the
political science department whose
terms of office had expired.
The new Board members are Prof.
Carl E. Burklund of the engineering
English department, Prof. Hobart R.
Coffey of the law school, Prof. G. E.
Densmore of the speech department
and Prof. Merwin H. Waterman of
the School of Business Administra-
Facultymen who will continue in
office are Dean Joseph A. Bursley
and Prof. Edson R. Sunderland ofI
the law school, secretary of the
Board, while Lee A. White of Detroit
and Webb McCall of Mt. Pleasant
will remain as alumni representa-
Student members of the Board,
chosen in a general campus election
last May, are Charles Heinen, Grad.,
Harold Guetzkow, Grad., and Karl
Kessler, Grad.
The new organization of the Board,
created by the Regents in Decem-
ber, added two facultymen to the
publications group and gave voting
power to the two alumni members.
Previous to that time the alumni
representatives merely served as ad-
visers and the voting power was held
solely by the Board's four faculty and
three student delegates.
Following the announcement of a
change in the organization of the
Board, the publications body was'
given a hearing in May and petitions
signed by 4,350 students were submit-
ted to the Regents opposing the
change. The Regents decided, how-
ever, to stand pat on their former
Objection to the Regents' action
was made by many students and
members of the faculty on the
grounds that such a measure would
render student representation virt-
ually ineffective because of the over-
whelming number of faculty mem-
bers on the Board.
On the other hand, the University
Council committee which recommen-
ded the change charged that The
Daily misrepresented the student
body to those who had "misunder-
stood" it as the opinion of the cam-
pus as a whole-and that the solu-
tion was a "faculty dominated"

NO YOUNG MEN OR WOMEN should enter an American University
in the fall of 1941 without being profoundly conscious of the priceless
benefits guaranteed to them by the' traditional liberties of this NatIon
and of their bounden duty to maintain the prosperity and security of
their country by every possible means. The University of Michigan
holds that, in addition to the efforts and activities which apply directly
to the safe-guarding of America in a crucial time, it is equally necessary
for the citizenship to be educated and intelligent, capable of furnishing
its own leadership, productive of professional workers, scientists, and
technicians to maintain its health and well-being, and so truly con-
vinced of the essential superiority of democratic liberties that it will
never swerve from the paths laid down by our forefathers. Your work
here this year, in a great institution provided by a free people for the
education of their youth, should be undertaken and pursued with this
in mind. It is our task to help you become actively, positively useful
citizens; it is yours to avail yourselves of the privilege and to acquit
yourselves of the duty. --ALEXANDER G. RUTHVEN
Literary College To Celebrate
Hundredth Year October 15

same teachers, the President added, a
Daily Quizzes
Frosh Co-eds
On 'M' Males
It would be only appropriate, in
deference to the unprecedented de-
luge of women that has descended
upon our fair city, that for once
The Daily forego tradition and pub-
lish not a "man on the street," but a
"coed on the campus."
This is ladies' day and in further
deference to freshman women, their
favorite topic-men-will now be
publicly discussed.
Question: What would your answer
be if a student whom you had never
seen before came up to you and asked
you for a date?
Doris Weeks: "If he was a typical'
Michigan man I would probably grab
him and run. . .."
Midge Birkett: "'Yes', if he seemed
like a nice boy."
Mary Biggerstaff: "Why, I'd turn
him down, of course ... maybe."
Margaret Aithouse: "I never pass
up a good opportunity....
Question: Do you intend to let your
studies interfere with your social life?
Mingled with a few emphatic "no's"
from June Ely, Marilyn Moore and
Ruth Mary Picard, these gems of wis-
dom were recorded:
Eleanor Ketcham: "My answer is
Dean Lloyd's: I came to the Univer-
sity, not to the campus."
Libby Davis: "My mother might see
The Daily, so I can't say no."
Martha Frey: "I'm afraid that
sometimes I'll have to."
Jane Kneedler: "Why, certainly ...
I mean, No!" t.
Question: Is your impression of
Michigan men such that you would
unhesitatingly accept blind dates?
Margaret Davis: "Yes, from any
but freshmen . . . but I hope they
don't take my answer too seriously."
Jane Bronson: "Yes if I have
known them for years."
Penny Hayes: "Heavens No!"
Sophomores and second semes-
ter freshmen interested in work-
ing on either the editorial, busi-
ness, sports or women's staffs of
The Daily are requested to report
for tryouts at 5 p.m. Monday at
the Student Publications Building.

Plane Vs. Submarine:
Prof. Stalker Claims Solution
To Menace From Submarine

Progress And Achievement{
To Be Reviewed Here'
In Day-Long Program
One hundred years ago Thursday
two professors and seven students
gathered in Mason Hall to conduct
the first class ever held at the Uni-
versity of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
In commemoration of this event
the College of Literature, Science and
the Arts-which was the first de-
partment of the University-will
stage a day-long centennial program
on Oct. 15. No classes are to be
held in the College, as . the entire
day will be spent in a review of the
growth and achievements of the.
University during the past century,!
as well as in a discussion of the prob-
lems confronting a liberal arts col-
lege during the coming years.
Those first freshmen not only went
to all of their classes in Mason Hall
-which is still in use, forming the
north wing of University Hall-but
they also lived and studied there.'
Surprisingly enough there was still
room enough for the University to
lodge its scientific collection in the
Four other buildings, all profes-
sors' residences, comprised the re-
mainder of the University's physical
equipment, as it stood in 1841. One
4 Fraternity rushing will begin
at noon Sunday instead of Satur-
day, Interfraternity Council Presi-
dent Don Stevenson announced

of the original professors' houses
forms part of the President's House
on the present campus.
From the meager curriculum of
mathematics, Greek and Latin which
was presented to the first class, the
many of the other 13 schools and
Literary College has since expanded
to such an extent that it may now
properly be called the "mother" of
colleges }which make up the modern
University. The College of Engin-
eering, the Graduate School and the
schools of Education. Pharmacy,
Business Administration, Music and
Forestry and Conservation all had
their beginnings in what is now called
the College of Literature, Science
and the Arts.
In addition to providing a liberal'
arts education to its own student
(Continued on Page 7'

re here to help the student learn the
"whole truth" and to aid them in ob-
taining necessary knowledge.
"However," he cautioned, "the
knowledge you acquire is your respon-
sibility and it is a serious one. Know-
ledge is power, but it may be a power
for good or evil. You have come to
the University for just one purpose-
to learn how to use it for good."
"Your principle task here is not to
equip yourselves to make an easy liv-
ing, but to learn both what the world
is and what it should be and to train
yourselves to be good citizens."
Must Become Good Citizens
President Ruthven stressed the
point that a student would have com-
pletely failed in his job if the net re-
sult of his years at the University was
to make him only a skillful surgeon,
an able business man, or a well-train-
red engineer.
"If, on the other hand," he con-
cluded, "you make of yourselves good
citizens, then you will have become
educated in the true sense of the term
and a cr d to'your school and the
society which supports it.",
Other speakers on the program, in-
cluding Kenneth W. Morgan, Direc-
tor of the Student Religious Associa-
tion, Dean of Students Joseph A. ,
Bursley, Dean of Women Alice C.
Lloyd, and Prof. Philip E. Bursley,
Director of the Orientation Period
who presided as chairman, "empha-
sized how fortunate the young peo-
'ple of this country are in comparison
to the youth of all the' other conti-
nents of the !world.
'The Student's Duty'
Pointing out that it is the student's
duty to do the best he can and to
make the most of his every opportun-
ity, they added that in entering a
university all freshmen "place them-
selves in the front line and take their
place as free men and women who
want to preserve freedom of action
and freedom of conscience for all
Dean Lloyd extended a particularly
warm greeting o the women of the
class of 1945, for they comprise, she
said, the largest group of women to
ever enter the University in any one
year. For the first time in history
there are more women than men en-
tering the College of Literature,
Science and the Arts.
Busy Orientation Week
The assembly brought to a close
the first day of what will prove to be
a busy week for both freshmen and
transfer students. Yesterday was
spent largely in getting acquainted
with their advisers, finding out about
their programs and looking over the
During the remainder of the week
the new students will be caught in a
swirl of activities ranging from
health examinations and registration
to mixers and tea dances. Freshmen
will also be required to take two
'Scholastic Aptitude Tests and a
Reading Test.
Boarding Facilities
Available At Co-ops
All students wishing to board at
any one of the 12 campus coopera-
tives are urged to contact Owen
Schwam, '42E, at the Congress Co-
operative House as soon as possible.
Board at the various cooperatives
ranges from $1.50 to $4.50 a week
while working hours range from 15
to 30 hours a month. Nine of the
student cooperatives are for men
while the other three are for women.
Students wishing to room at the
cooperatives may call William Dit,

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Too Many Girls?


Anothey answer to the submarine
menace and possibly the "missing
link of convoy protection" has been
found at the University of Michigan.
Prof. Edward A. Stalker, chairman
of the aeronautical engineering de-
partment, revealed yesterday that a
new helicopter of his own design, a
craft similar to the autogiro in its
use of overhead blades but differing
in that it has no propeller, could be
carried as armament on every mer-
chant vessel plying the waters be-
tween the United States and the war
These helicopters, operating to and
from the short deck of merchant
ships without catapults or cranes,
would carry a military load of pilot,
observer, two-way radio and depth
charges, and aided by their unique
ability to hover in the air and travel
very slowly, would be able to take a'

a positive threat to their safe opera-
In contrast to the submarines, heli-,
copters would operate in comparative1
safety. Commander William A. Read,
U. S. Naval Reserve, wrote in the
United States Naval Institute *Pro-
ceedings in May, 1941, that "because
of the absence of wings and the ro-
tation of the blades in flight, an auto-
gyro (or helicopter) would be an ex-
tremelyrdifficult object to discern at
any distance, yet it should be capable'
of spotting a submarine more readily
than a lookout aboard a destroyer."
Commander Read, naming several
important disadvantages of using
conventional seaplanes or aircraft
carriers for escort duty, asserted that
rotary-wing aircraft provide the an-
swer to the problem and listed these
requirements as essential:
In addition to its pilot, observer,
two-way radio and load of depth-

Literary School Males Rejoicee;
More Girls In Class Of 19451


Michigan's 101st class-the Class
of 1945-streamed out of Hill Audi-
torium about 9:30 last night 1800
strong, and just like the 100 classes
that preceeded them, they stood
around and looked for dates.
As soon as orientation chairmen
Phil Bursley told them that more
girls than fellows were enrolled in the
literary school freshmen class than
ever before in the school's history,
they sat up.
And when they sat down it was in
campus coke shops where they talked1
of Ruthven's suggested discipline of
democracy, home towns, high schools

President, Deans Joseph Bursley and
Alice Lloyd that there was more to
education than coming to campus,
most of them smiled contentedly as
they walked into the night.
"In four years," their faces said,
"we shall be educated. And that is
About a thousand of them stood in
front of Hill . . snatches of' conver-
sation drifted about. "Why not take
history ..." a pretty sweater girl was
saying to a friend ... two girls were
jabbering to themselves . . . "He
walked right up to me and said aren't
von from Pittsburgh?" . .. from a fel-

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