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L ltr 311 S tlln% .'r2 lu, l t!

5,424 Defense-Conscious
Students Enrolled In 110
War Information Courses

Bridge Blasted In Jap Raid On Australia

ESMDT Graduates 850
As Sherloek Arranges
Series Starting April 6
Qrdnance Program
Has 76 Trainees
Demonstrating their desire to en-
ter wholeheartedly into the national
war effort, 5,424 students have en-
rolled in the 110 war training and
informational courses offered this
semester by the University.
Eight hundred and fifty of the reg-
istrants are men students who are
anticipating military or naval service
and, thus, have signed up for one or
more of the 22 courses designed par-
ticularly for them.
Included in this category are
courses in accounting and cost ac-
counting, courses for chemical labor-
tory technicians and courses in ge-
ology, ' mathematics, photography,
aerial mapping, radio communica-
tion, surveying, mapping and type-
Proving that coeds are also anx-
t'.ious to do their part in the war ef-
fort, 636 women enrolled in the eight
war training courses which have been
set up for them.
These include first aid, motor me-
chanics, home nursing, child care,
hutrition, Braille and typewriting.
The 80 courses which have been
designlated war informational courses
have a total enrollment of 3,939. Sci-
ence, social science, modern lan-
guage, business administration, law,
philosophy and physical education
are all included in this group. Es-
pecially important to the prosecution
'f the war are the courses in Japa-
,ese, Russian, Malay, navigation and
industrial problems.
ISMDT Graduates 850
Even as more than 850 men com-
plete their instruction under the En-
fineering, Science and Management
Defense Training program this week,
plans for yet another series to be

started on or about April 6 are being
formulated by course coordinator
Prof. R. H. Sherlock of the civil en-
gineering department.
Total enrollment for the present
series, now being concluded, is 935,
but included in that figure are 76
men enrolled in the campus Ord-
nance Materials Inspection course,
which will be concluded April 10,
while over 60 additional inspection.
trainees started instruction only last
Started Jan. 12, the 31 eight-week
courses have been conducted in Ann
Arbor, Detroit, Ecorse, Jackson, Royal
Oak, Flint and Dearborn, instruction
being carried on by University fac-
ulty men and men from industry.
Courses Offered
Ann Arbor courses were offered in
mechanical drawing, under Prof.
Maurice Eichelberger of the engi-
neering drawing department, and de-
sctiptive geometry, under Prof. J: C.
Palmer of the same department, in
addition to the current ordnance ma-
terials inspection courses.
Also being conducted in Ann Ar-
bor is a special University credited
course in Ultra-High Frequency
Techniques under Prof. L. N. Holland
of the electrical engineering depart-
ment, open to selected sernior and
graduate electrical engineers.
Conduoted In Detroit
Largest of the training courses
opened in January was a course in
ordnance inspection, conducted in
Detroit. Prof. O. W. Boston of the
metal processing department opened
this course.
The second series of ESMDT
courses this year, the current courses
were preceded by another section
held last fall, while plans are now
being made for yet another series in
All courses, including the Ordnance
Materials Inspection work and the
- Ultra-High Frequency Techniques
course, are sponsored by the U. S.
Office of Education, working through
the University Extension Service and
Dean Ivan C. Crawford of the en-
gineering college.

Iloyoni Will Plead For Sutpport
Of Worlds War Zoie Children
'1'e ipoiLace l 1 niaional Union." at a lee(t ure at 4:15
physical and mental well-being of'p rdy nteRchmAd
children in Eureopean war zones, torium.
who have before them the "great task Martha G. Colby, professor of psy
of reconstruction," will be explained (h10o0Y. will inroduce the speaker
by Dr.^Andree V. oyon. delegate of whose visit to Ann Arbor is being
the Geneva "Save the Children Inter- sponsored by the psychology depart
ment. There will be no charge fo
the lecture.
D eade Set Dr. Colby's lecture will be a fea
Iure of the current Ann Arbor drive
V or tors. al under the co-chairmanship of Mrs
F or uratorica s gn e
Edward W. Blakemian and Mvrs. Pres-
) * ton W. Slosson, to solicit funds fo
refim inaries the American Save the Children Fed
eration. Contributions will be utilized
by the Federation to maintain coun
Winner To Deliver Speech try nursery retreats for British chil
Before National Contest dren rendered homeless by the wa
or temporarily orphaned with parent
Given At Northwestern in the service. An additional portio
of the money will be used to giv
All eligible students except fresh- supplemental aid, in the form of foo
men who wish to participate in the clothing, and medical supplies t
oratorical speech contest, which is needy children in their own homes.
being sponsored by the Northern Or- Representative of the nurserie
atorical League, should register be- sponsored by SCF is Trevince Hous
fore Friday in the Speech Office, in Redruth, Cornwall. To date th
Room 3213 Angell Hall. local group has contributed $150(
The preliminary contest will be toward the support of the "Ann Ar
held at 4 p.m. this Friday in Room bor Shelter," recently revealed a
4203 Angell Hall. From this group the ancestral home of Prof. J. Ral
of contestants, the speakers who will eigh Nelson, Director of the Interna
take part in the finals meet will be tional Center.
Each student must present a five- +
minute oration on some topic of pub- Cii Theatre
lic interest. A limit of two thousand
words has been set as the maximum,
but 1,800 words is the preferable
The winner of the University con- For Defense
test will compete in the League con-
test at Northwestern University May
1. Prizes for first and second place All-out for defense, the local Jun
Winners will be $100 and $50 respec- ior Chamber of Commerce will spor
tively. Theduniversities that are being sor last year's Broadway play-sensa
represented in this contest are Iowa, tion, "Man Who Came To Dinner
Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern' to be acted by the Ann Arbor Civ
Western Reserve and Wisconsin. eate by t Ann Arm. Civ
____ _____Theatre group at 8:15 p.m. MVar(
19 on the stage of the Ann Arbi
SRT Meeting High School Auditorium.
The play's royalty has been waive
W illThplyiBe T da the auditorium has been rented grat
-and the entire proceeds will 1

Japanese bombers which raided Darwin, vital def ense base on Australia's north coast, blasted this bridge.
Note the bridge flooring sagged into the stream. The p icture was radioed from Australia to London and from
London to New York.


VOL. LIE No. 114
Publication in the 'Daly Official
Bulletin Is constructive notice to all
rMiembers of the University.
To the University of Michigan
Community, -=- Faculty, Employees,
Students, et al: I am asked to place
before our community the need for
savings in supplies and materials,-
in fact savings in everything that
costs money or time, and that the
University or the country uses, es-
pecially if there is or may be a short-
I attempt this duty with great dif-
fidence. The United States seems to
me to be over-run today with men
and women telling other people what
to do on the home front. I greatly
dislike seeming to add to this emo-
tionalism, for I am sure this war is
not going to be won by wastepaper
and rubber bands, but by blood and
steel and sweat and sustained pur-
Nevertheless wastepaper and rub-
ber bands, for example, are in their
own small way important. The ma-
terial in them is needed. Moreover,
they cost money and money can pro-
vide supplies of all kinds. When sup-
plies are lacking, as airplanes of spe-
cialized sorts, blood and steel and
sweat can't win though men's pur-
pose may endure till death. It is un-
patriotic to waste anything, any-

where: materials, money, or time.
Yet requisitions coming across my
desk, to say nothing of the time-
wastes anybody can see whenever he
looks around, afford examples of
noisy spigot-saving and quiet bung-
hole-losing. I think it is wasteful in
the extreme to save paper by making
oral 'arrangements which will later
give rise to misunderstandings and
disputes. There is no economy in
wrecking a whole filing system by
using scraps which don't-fit, get lost,
and have to be hunted for without
For us of the University these ques-
tions of economy have a special Uni-
versity significance. This institution
is required to take on added burdens
at lessened income. The simplest
arithmetic shows what that means in
widely ranging fields.
Anything said below is not to be
taken as an effort to give an order,-
which could not be enforced anyway.
What is said =is- rather to be taken as
suggestions for the ,consideration of
every one -who, in view of the needs
of the University and the country,
desires to save.
All University automobiles are be-
ing allocated and administered by
Superintendent Pardon with the pur-
pose of making their use last to the
greatest possible limit. -The number
of Storehouse deliveries is being 'cut
down; don't find fault with this but
anticipate your wants
(Continued on Page 4)

Vichy Reported
Naval Vessels
(Continued from Page 1)
during the German drive in the spring
of 1940 into France.
The ship was scheduled to have
been a 35;000-tonner.
The Germans claimed just before
the French armistice that they had
seized as prizes of war the incom-
plete French battleships Richelieu
and Clemenceau at Brest.
This report later proved untrue as
far as the Richelieu was concerned,
that vessel having escaped to Dakar.
It probably was correct on the Clem-
enceau, which was not near enough
completion to be moved.
The Vichy Government announced
on Feb. 21 that the ,Dunkerque, crip-
pled by the British at Oran in July,
1940, had reached Toulon under her
own steam.
The Jean Bat and Gascogne, sister
battleships of the Richelieu and
Clemenceau, were under construction
at St. Nazaire when France fell. Whe-
ther they were destroyed or also were
seized has not been disclosed.-
If seized befre the armistice, they
undoubtedly would be classed by the
Germans as useable spoils of war; if
not, they would come under the arm-
istice terms immobilizing the French
In January, 1940, the last time offi-
cial reports were available on French
naval building, it was announced that
126 warships of all classes were under
'Perspecitves' Sets
Monday As Deadline
For Literary Work
Humor and serious thought, fiction
and essay and poetry of all types
come within the domain of Perspec-
tives, the University's student liter-
ary magazine, which is issuing a last
call for manuscripts, with Monday set
as the deadline.
Since almost a week remains for
students to look over their creative
works and turn them in to the edi-
tors of the supplement, opportunity
still remains for any student in the
.University to submit material for
"You don't have to be a genius,"
insist Perspectives' editors. The- mag-
agine serves as an outlet for your
own work.
All students with original ideas
along any line are encouraged to
hand in their, favorite creations-by
Monday-to the Perspectives desk in
the Student Publications Building,
the English office in Angell Hall or
the engineering English office.
New Naval Affairs Club
Will Discuss Sea Power
Sea power, controversial issue of
recent years and vital issue in the
war, will be discussed in meetings of
the "Naval Affairs Club," newly
formed campus organization which
will hold its first meeting at 7 p.m.
today in Room 16, Angell Hall.
The discussions, as described by
Edward W. Mill, of the political sci-
ence department, adviser of the club,
will seek to present a broad picture
of present-day naval strategy and

'Westerners' Find Legal
Sugar-Rationing Dodge
Natives of California and Nevada
have a made-to-order "dodge" for
sugar rationing-and it's a legal
According to Volney H. Jones,
an ethnologist in the University
Museums, there is a kind of "su-
gar" or "honey" in that section of
the country which is free for the
gathering and does not come un-
der the jurisdiction of the ration-
ing boards.
This sweet food is formed by a
species of plant lice which swarm
in great numbers on a certain
kind of reed grass, sucking sap
from the grass and excreting the
saccharine material on the plant.
Called a "kind of manna" by
the early missionaries, the food
was prized by the Indians cen-
turies ago and up to fairly recent
times, although it is probably lit-
tle used today.
Exact information on this phe-
nomenon, never before published,
has lain for several years in the
files of the late Dr. Melvin R.
Gilmore, former University an-
thropologist. It was only recently
turned up by Volney H. Jones.
New Business
Plan Explained
Pierpont Says Standards
Will Be Maintained

Student Rule
Faces Crisis
In, Wartime
(Continued from Page 1)
sponse to blood donor drives, and the
solution to that question of "where do
we go from here."
The unity of opinion achieved since
Pearl Harbor has been questionable
because there has been no true means
of sounding it. Five thousand people
jammed Hill Auditorium a week after
war was declared, but 50 came to
the opening session of a winter par-
ley discussion on "America At War."
University opinion has come up
against a stone wall on the major
issue of faculty-student relationship.
By cutting red tape and getting word
into every classroom, the University
has achieved results in such moves
as the recent survey of prospective
summer session students.
Similar surveys, sponsored by stu-
dent organizations, have not been
nearly as successful. The question
has arisen, therefore, of whether fac-
ulty influence in student affairs is
the cause of student apathy or whe-
ther student apathy caused the fac-
ulty-or anyone willing to take re-
sponsibility-to start getting things
It is the aim of this series of arti-
cles to investigate such questions, in
addition to presenting the functions
of the present student government.
There are issues coming up every
day, issues requiring immediate ac-
tion, and some of them may be
turned over to student governing
bodies. But no war is willing to wait
on piddling parliamentary procedure,
and obstructionist protection of
peacetime privilege.
(This is the first of a series analyz-
ing student government as it is now
constituted on the University campus.)
Elementary CPT Course
Graduates 25 Students
The University's Civilian Pilots'
Training Course has announced the
graduation of 25 students from the
Elementary Course and 12 from the
Secondary Course.
Upon successful completion of the
Elementary Course, a student re-
ceives a private pilot's license for
small aircraft up to 80 horsepower.
Graduates from the secondary course
are eligible to take the consecutive
course, cross-country and instructor.

Wilbur K. Pierpont, instructor in
the School of Business Administra-
tion, described its new, accelerated
program before a buffet supper meet-
ing of Alpha Kappa Psi, professional
fraternity in the field of commerce
Addressing his remarks primarily
to the freshmen and sophomores
present, Mr. Pierpont said that ad-
mission to the business school, after
two years in the literary college,
would be based on interviews and ex-
aminations. He stressed that despite
the shortened schedule the present
standards of the school would be
Following two years of satisfactory
work in the School of Business Ad-
mninistration, a B.B.A. degree will be
given, and further specialization in
any field will lead to a M.B.A. degree.
Mr. Pierpont assured students work-
ing for the master's degree under the
old program that every effort would
be made to preserve their equity.
Although it is necessary to rear-
range the course material now being
presented, Mr. Pierpont stated that
the work would not be made easier.
Students interested in the new
B.B.A. program may inquire at the
business school office in Tappan Hall
for information applicable to indi-
vidual cases.

Engineers' Speech Group
Invites Newcomers
An opportunity to get acquainted
with the organization will be offered
all engineers and architects, especial-
ly campus newcomers, by Sigma Rho
Tau, engineering speech society, at a
regular meeting to be held at 7:30
p.m. today in the Union.
Drawing card for the evening will
be a talk by Prof. W. S. Housel of
the transportation engineering de-
partment, who will speak on "Soil
Mechanics in Airport Construction,"
a topic which has always been of
concern to air field designers and
Following Professor Housel's talk,
the society will be subdivided into its
regular discussion groups for speech
practice, impromptu speeches being
the order of the day.
Interested students are invited to
attend the meeting even though they
have had no speech work or practice,
as the purpose of the society is to
develop the qualities of good speech
in engineering students.
Printing Exhibit Held Over
Of interest to booklovers among
the faculty and students, the exhi-
bition of Pynson Printers, a display
consisting of books, panels, labels
and posters, will remain in the ground
floor display cases of the Architec-
ture Building a few days longer, the
art school announced yesterday.
Last Times Today!
Thrill to this blazing
adventure of the R.A.F.
-of twowho ha4ca day
to live, an hour to love!



MAN. Must be college fraternity
man. Car necessary. Reply, Box
13, The Michigan Daily. ' 264c
Near Waterman Gym, Thursday
afternoon. Reward. Robert Lind-
ner. Phone 2-1018. 265c
LOST-Leather notebook. North-
western seal on cover. English
notes invaluable to owner. L.
Cameron, 415 E. Jefferson. 268c
LOST-Light horn-rimmed glasses
between Lydia Mendelssohn and
West - Quadrangle. Will finder
please return to Mrs. K. M. Wy-
gant, 113 Winchell House?




CANARIES, Hollywood singers, Par-
rakeets, Lovebirds, Cockatiels, bird
supplies. Mrs. Ruffin, 562 S.
Seventh. Phone 5330. 266c
STOCKWELL and Mosher-Jordan
residents-Alterations on women's
garments promptly done. Opposite
Stockwell. Phone 2-2678. 3c
ing. Brumfield and Brumfield, 308
S. State. 60
Driveway gravel, washed pebbles.
Killins Gravel Company, phone


E XACTLY 646 smart girls from 198
colleges are today taking Katharine
Gibbs secretarial training -preparing
to apply their college education in a
very practicable and profitable waV
to the victory program. There are a
ways enviable positions open to the
college woman qualified as a Gibbs
+*College graduates have choice of

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