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Otto Haisley Reappointed
To Superintendent Post
After BitterControversy
Action Climaxes
Five-Month Fight'

University's Extension Service
Is Active Educational Bureau

The dynamite-packed case of dis-
missed superintendent of schools Oto
W. Haisley has had the explosive re-
moved, but the shells 'of bitter feel-
ings are still disturbing the tranquil-
ity of the citizens of Ann Arbor.
For Otto W. Haisley has been re-
appointed to his post after a fierce
battle which raged from the day of
his dismissal last Ma'y to the election
of a school board majority pledged
to his cause in September.
But the triumph over the anti-
Haigleyites was not a decisive one.
Approximately 35 per cent of the
aroused voters who turned out on the
busiest school board election day in
Ann Arbor's history expressed dis-
approval of the Superintendent or
his policies.
The new school board had the
power to grant Haisley a thtee-year
contract. They granted him, how
every a .contract for. one ",year and
in e months, at his former salary.
Explanation Of Action
The explanation of this action, ac-
corling to reliable sources, is that'
although Haisley's abilities are not
que tioned, his chances of securing
peace and harmony are diminished
after sucl' a bitter fight. They say
that the adopted contract will allow
time to see how the present set-up
will work out.
H ey said the day after his elec-
tiona hat hoe was happy to have his job
again and will make a tremendous
effort to effect a harmonious pro-
gram. 1{e declared that as quickly
as possible he will analyze the honest
cttkeisrrs sof -the -school sysfem nd
attempt to institute any needed
Anti-Haisley board member Max
Krutsch asserted, however, that "if
the majotity of the trustees have any
idea this appointment will solve the
controversy, they are wrong."
The newly elected president, Ray-
* mond Hutzel, said "many people
won" 't like the board's action," but
he'pleaded for unity and understand-
ing from the citizens.
Case History..-
Aroused townspeople and constant
new developments combined to main-
tain interest in the case of dismissed
Superintendent of Schools Otto W.
Haisley at fever pitch in Ann Arbor
throughout the summer.
In an open meeting held during
August in Ann Arbor, the state
teacher tenure commission voted to
grant Haisley's apieal for a hearing..
The commission decided that as no
cause had been shown for his dis-
missal, the local school board was
legally required to hold a public hear-
ing for the superintendent, under the
terms of the state teacher tenure act.
The school board rejected the de-
cision. Its majority, which has won
every vote over Haisley by a 5-4
count, hired a local attorney to con-
test the legality of the commission's
action before the state supreme court.
Strong Minority Protest
This was done over strong minority
protest. The case, according to latest
information, could not be presented
to the court before-Oct. 6.
Meanwhile, aroused citizens on
both sides of the fence were carrying
on heated campaigns by telephone,
handbills and a constant stream of
letters to the Ann Arbor Daily News,
which, along with The Daily, has lent
editorial support to the Haisley camse.
Viewing the September school
board election as a test of strength
to determine the attitude of the pub-
lic towards Haisley and his educa-
tional policies, candidates for the
' three vacancies based their cam-
paigns almost entirely on these issues.
The campaigns became heated.
Accusations and mud-slinging were
(C ntinued on Page 4)
Hillel Group To Conduct
Servifes For Kol Nidre

Kcl Nidre services will be. con-
ducted at 8 p.m. today at the Lydia
Men+ elssohn Theatre in the League
by Hillel Foundation. Rabbi Jehudah

:tate-Wide Activities Offer
Health 'alks, Lectures,
'And Correspondence
No hollow, useless bureau riddled
vith red tape is the University of
Michigan Extension Service, which is
~harged with the duty of spreading
he University's services far beyond
he bounds of the Ann Arbor campus.
Today the Extension Service is di-
rected by Dr. Charles A. Fisher, as-
4isted by Everett J. Soop.
And under the leadership of these
,wo men, 30 years after its orgarfiza-
tion, the Service is one of the most
active bureaus on campus and last
year completed its most successful
The Extension Service was organ-
ized in October, 1911, with three
distinct aims: (1) To promote the
cause of educations and the advance-
ment of culture throughout the state;
(2) To serve local communities so
far as the technical and expert know-
ledge,of University Specialists is avail-
able; and (3) To stimulate the adult
education movement through the
medium of formal study courses of
university grade.
Main task of the service in those
first days was sponsoring extension
In 1912 the first Director of the
Extension Service was appointed by
-the Board of Regents. He was Will-
iam D. Henderson, '03, who served
on a part-time basis.
As the Service's work expanded,
however, so the task of the Director
became larger, and in 1918 Hender-
son accepted the new title, Proessor
and Director of the Extension Ser-
vice, devoting full time to the job.
Today extension work at the Uni-
versity of Michigan involves the di-
rection! of the off-campus activities
of 40 University bureaus and full co-
operation with each of them.
Through- the work of Director Hen-
Mimes Opera,
142 Edition,
Taking Sape
Hoorary Dram ati&'Group
Will Attempt To Revive
National Tour Tradition
The 1942 edition of the Michigan
Union Opera-no title yet-is slowly
taking shape up in a little room at
the Phi Gai house were Mimes
president Robert Titus, '42, and Jim
Gormsen, '42, general director of the
show, are holding late-hour talks
about costumes,' orchestras, chorus
lines and' grass skirts.
A revival of the gay operas of yes-
teryear . . . which nade national
tours each winter grossing thousands
of dollars . is the job for Mimes,
honorary dramatic fraternitywhich
produces the Operas.
Four operas have been presented
since the demise of the tradition in
1929. The shows of '34 and '35 failed
to arouse money or enthusiasm, but
the successful production of "Four
Out of Five" in 1939, and "Take A
Number" last year has given '~Imes
leaders 'inspirationI that this year
the tradition of road shows will
come closer to home.
"Michigenda," the first opera, was
staged at the Whitney Theatre in
the spring of 197 in the days when
the Michigan Union was housed in
the old Judge Cooley home on State
F uStreet, present Union site.
From that date until 1929 the op-
eras were staged yearly with an all-
male cast with the exception of the
war year 1918 when girls tookpart
in 'Let's Go.''s
To the Opera the Michigan Union
is indebted for its present building

and very existence, as it was the
profits of this activity which kept
the Union out of financial diffi-
culties during the trying and forma-
tive years.
During its 23 years the operas
(Continued on Page 8)
Health Talks
Are Obligatory
All freshman men are required to
take the six-lecture course in hy-
giene sponsored by Health Service.
Dr. Warren E. Forsythe, director of
Health Service, stressed the fact that
the course is required for graduation
and is reqired for all men stu-
dents whether taking gymnasium or

Extension Service Head

derson the Service gradually took on
more and more tasks, expanding its
service to the public. The burden
became too great for Professor Hen-
derson, and in 1937, at the age of
(Continued on Page 4)
Adler To Open,
SRA Lecture
Series Oct. 14

W ar Boom
Cuts Supply
Of Engineers
Dean Ivan Crawford Cites
Demand For Graduates
In Defense Industries
June Class Found
Jobs Immeliately
Unemployment may siill be a prob-
lem in some fields, but for the engi-
neer there peed be no worry as long
as the country is on a war-time pro-
duction basis, according to Dean Ivan
C. Crawford of the College of Engi-
Representativeof the demand for
graduates is the report on last June's
graduating class, almost all members
of which found immediate employ-
ment, some of them having as many
as five offers to choose from.
, "In one department alone, last
year," Dean Crawford reported, "98
representatives of industry came here
for personal interviews with prospec-
tive graduates, and 134 inquiries were
received by mail from other com-
Accurately summing up the job
situation as it was last spring, one
department reported, "At the present
timepve have hadno trouble in plac-
ing all our graduates. In fact, we
could probably have placed many
times the number we had, had they
been available."
Similarly other departments re-
ported, "The demand for graduates
reached an all-time high. Many had
a number of offers from which they
might choose . . . The demand for
graduates was sufficient to place all
our men easily . . . There was no dif-..
ficulty in placing all the students."
Obviously due to the increased in-
dustrial activity occasioned by the
war and the national defense pro-
gram, the demand for engineers will
probably continue unabated as long
as the war lasts, Dean Crawford pre-
In addition to the jobs taken in
industry, a number of mechanical
and marine engineers were-commis-
siorned as ensigns in the Navy, and
the Army has been lookig for elec-
trical engineers with experience in
radio for use as officers in the signal
Surprisingly enough, the demand
(Continued on Page 8)
Added Enrollment
Due To Publicity,
Dental Dean Says
The sharp increase in enrollment;
in the School of Dentistry this year
was not the result of chance but
rather the concrete return .n a
new policy of publicity, Dean Russell
W. Bunting of the dental school has;
The shortage of practicing den-
tists and students in dental schools
has become very acute during the
past few years, Dean Bunting said.
Last year, in an effort to stimulate;
interest in the profession, represent-,
atives of the school visited hundreds
of high schools, junior colleges and
colleges in Michigan, lecturing on
the assets of dentistry as a career.
Dean Bunting stressed the fact;
that the increase has been due al-1
most entirely to, the planned pro-
gram, not to the fact that many
dentists are being deferred from the;
draft, as most dental freshmen are
safely below the selective service age

Choral Union
Ticket Sellout
Is Predicted
Sink Foresees Record Sale
For Concert Prograims;
Moore Opens Series
The heaviest advance sale of sea-
son tickets in years-surpassing even
last year's unprecedented mafrk-
assures a virtual "sell-out" audience
for each of the 10 Choral Union con-
certs which begin Oct. 22. Dr. Charles
A. Sink, President of the University
Musical Society, stated yesterday.
Dr. Sink described the sale as "ex-
ceedingly heavy."
Despite the early rush, orders for
both single and season tickets will
be taken until Oct. 6, Dr. Sink em-
phasized. Over-the-counter sale will
begin in the Society's offices on that
Ticket Prices Stand Pat
Ticket prices will remain un-
changed until 4 p.m. today, at which
time the 10 per cent government tax
will take effect.
The enthusiastic response of Ann
Arbor music lovers to the 63rd an-
nual Choral Union Series can be at-
tributed to the imposing list of musi-
cal artists who have been contracted
to appear.
Theseinclude Grace Moore, Gio-
vanni Martinelli and Ezio Pinza of
the Metropolitan Opera; Vitya Vron-
sky and Victor Babin, world-famous
duo-piano team; Joseph Szigeti, pop-
ular violinist; Emanuel Feuermann,
famed violoncellist, and Robert Case-
desus, eminent French pianist.
In addition, four major orches-
tras have been contracted for this
year's series-the first time in Ann
Arbor's musical history. The Cleve-
land Orchestra, led by Artur Rod-
(Continued on Page 2)
First Technic
To Go On Sale
Here Ot 14
Editors Plan Celebration
Of Publication Progress
In 'Anniversary Issue'
Starting its sixtieth year of con-
tinuous publication, The Michigan4
Technic, College of Engineering
magazine, will first appear on sale
about Oct. 14 in the form of a big
"Anniversary Issue."
In addition to its usual content of
articles of interest to all engineers,
the October issue of The Technic
will feature "The Engineering Col-
lege-Its Past, Present and Future,"
in commemoration of its sixtieth
Edited this year by editor-in-chief
Burr J. French, '42E, assisted by
business manager Bob Imboden,
'42E, and managing editor John
Burnham, '43E, The Technic will
appear eight times, going on sale
on or about the fifteenth of each
month from October through May.
.Nationally recognized as one of
the best college technical magazines
in the country, The Technic offers
an unusual assortment of technical
by students, faculty members and
prominent men in industry.
In addition the engineering maga-
zine setves as a reliable almanac of
events in the engineering college
through its regular "Current Events"
(Continued on Page 8)


Chicago Professor
Deliver First Talk
'Thomas Acquinas'

Continuing its tradition of offering
university students a wide and varied
program to aid the;understanding of
religion, the Student Religious Asso-
ciation will open its 1941-42 lecture
series with a talk on "Thomas Ac-
quinas" by Mortimer J. Adler, 'author
of "How to Read A Book", at 8 p.m.,
Tuesday, ,Qct. 14, in the Rackhan
Lecture Hall.
Adler is professor of law at the
University of Chicago and is one of
the 'eaders of the Neo-Phomist move-
ment. A discussion by two prominent
theologians on "Christianity and the
War" will be given at 4:15 p.m.,
Thursday, Oct. 16, also at the Rack-
ham Lecture Hall.
Opposing views will be aired by Dr.
Henry P. Van Dusen, professor of
theolpgy at the Unin Theological
Senfinary, and the Rev. Dr. Henry
Hitt Crane of the Central Methodist
Church in Detroit.
One of the original organizers of
the William L. White Committe to
Aid the Allies, Dr. Van Dusen is an
ardent interventionist. He has spent
the last several weeks in England.
Dr. Crane is one of the foremost
leaders of the pacifist movement.
Besides its lecture program, the
SRA sponsors seminars and confer-
ences. It also offers social service,
coffee hours and distributes two pub-
Jewish Rabbis, Catholic Priests
and Protestant Ministers present the
views of their 'faiths at lectures,
luncheons and before discussion
At a conference held during orien-
tation week at Waldenwoods, Msgr,
Allen J. Babcock of St. Mary's Chapel
and Rabbi Jehudah Cohen of Hillel
Foundation delivered talks on Cath-
olicism and Judaism respectively.
(Continued on Page 8)

lichigan Daily Sets Collegiate Pace
With 51 Years Continuous Service

Daily Edit...
Ranking high among the treasured
memories of college life held by
thousands of Michigan alumni are
the memories of The Daily, as a fine
service organization to some, as an
invaluable experience never again
equaled to others.
With its 51st year beginning, The
Daily has behind it a remarkable rec-
ord of services to Michigan students.
Now rated as the nation's leading
university journal with seven wins pf
the prized Pacemaker Award and
three first place awards by Sigma
Delta Chi, national honorary jour-
nalistic fraternity, The Daily has
grown into a community service.
The Daily started its career as a
four-page sheet in 1890. It was the
nrnr,,IriP o na.cmvn nil rmn o f -,firPnt~c

Daily has become known as the one
campus organization where a partici-
pant may meet men and women fromI
all sections of the country, express-
ing widely divergent view points on
current affairs, and in addition ob-
tain a practical education that may
provide him a job in later life. The
student trying out for The Daily also
(Continued on Page 8)
Congress Membership
May Increase This Year
Unofficial figures reveal that Con-
gress, Independent Men's Organiza-
tion, will swell its membership con-
siderably over last year's figure, Rich-
ard Shuey, '42, president of the or-
,ganization, announced yesterday.
Duiring- the past week, special)

Daily Business ..
IReal backbone of The Daily, al-
though never receiving by-lines and
not highly publicized, are the more
than 75 students who make up The
Daily business staff.
Faced with the problem of main-
taining a modern newspaper plant,
the business- staff annually takes in
more than fifty thousand dollars in
advertising from the local merchants
and in circulation sales. Easily one
of the largest businesses in the city,
it is under complete student manage-
Dan Huyett, '42, is business man-
ager while James Collins, '42, is asso-
ciate business manager. For those
intending to enter the business world
or advertising field, the sound busi-

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