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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1942

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Educational Stability Stressed
In Ruthven's Report To Regents

. By MORTON MINTZ
Striking out against the "mis-
guided zeal" of educators who would
in these times make "war colleges of
our educational institutions," Presi-
dent Alexander G. Ruthven told the
Board of Regents in his annual re-
port recently that "the patriotism of
these men is not to be questioned;
not so their judgment."
He declared that to weaken un-
necessarily the educational system at
this as at any time is to increase def-
initely and materially the vulnerabil-
ity of the nation. Envisioning the
task ahead as one, not only of supply-
ing arms and men, but of "supplying
a steady flow of intelligent, well-edu-
cated, conscientious skilled citizens,"
the President strongly criticized once
more the practice of drawing staff
members into service.
"The fact is that when they leave
their institutions, even for six months
or a year, it is the students who suf-
fer and who begin to lose their right-
ful heritage even before they are
called into active service," Dr. Ruth-
ven maintained.
Giving concrete assurance that
University policy for the present cri-
sis "is obviously to discourage exten-
sive leaves of absence," President
Ruthven reaffirmed his conviction
that to promote the public welfare,
"our colleges and universities cannot
do better than cling at all times to
their ideals and refuse to give less
than their best to the students. To
do otherwise," he contended, "is to
short-change war generations with
inferior instruction and bracketed, or
too concentrated courses."
Long a target of both student and
administrative criticism, the Univer-
sity plant came in for another heavy
dose when the President admonished
in the report, delivered to the Re-
gent Jan. 30, that "the quarters occu-
pied by a number of services and ad-

ministrative offices are now so con-
gested and dangerous to health as
to be a disgrace to the University and
the state.
He further warned that a general
service building is so necessary now
that until it is acquired "the growth
of the University can continue only
with the greatest difficulty."
The 378 page report, replete with
factual material and statements of
condition from every one of the Uni-
versity's sundry and widely diversi-
fied branches, clearly emphasized
that complete as it is, the University,
is feeling the pinch of inadequate
facilities in several ways.

Center Gives
New Training
In Languages
A revised schedule of language
classes and roundtables to train stu-
dents as interpreters and translators
for government service was an-
nounced yesterday by the Interna-
tional Center.
The Portuguese conversation group
will hold its first meeting at 7:15 p.m.
today in Room 23 of the Center. The
class will be conducted by Alberto
Leao, Grad., an exchange fellowship
student from Rio de JaneBiro, Brazil.
The German roundtable for stu-
dents wishing to improve their con-
versational facility in German will
meet at 9 p.m. tomorrow, also in
Room 23 of the Center. A beginning
Spanish class will be offered at 4
p.m. Thursday and an advanced class
at 5 p.m. Thursday. The Spanish
classes are under the direction of
Mrs. Elisa Ortiz-Aulestia, Grad., a
native of Ecuador. Mrs.* Ortiz-
Aulestia was the official representa-
tive of the Ecuadorean Minister of
Education at the New Education Fel-
lowship held here last summer.
A French roundtable is scheduled
for 8 p.m. Friday at the Center.
Classes in Russian, Arabic and Jap-
anese will be announced next week.
A small tutorial fee is charged for all
instruction.

Pollock Calls
Russia Vital
Battle Front
Stressing the fact that Russia is
the most important and most deter-
mining battlefield in the present;
World conflict, Prof. James K. Pol-
lock, of the political scienceadepart-
ment, last night told a large audience
of the Ann Arbor Community Forum
that this is a "global war," that ac-
tions in different portions of thef
world are related to and dependent "
on each other.
He asserted that the battle in the
Far East is just a stall and that the
United States government never had
any intentions of -holding the Phil-
ippines forever for it knew that it had
insufficient means of transporting
enough supplies and armaments
there to prevent invasion.
Professor Pollock also criticised
those Americans who are always
complaining of armament and troop
shipments to Russia and Ireland
while "Gen. Douglas MacArthur can't
get enough supplies and our troops
in the East have their backs to the
wall." The campaign against Japan,
he claimed, is just to delay action,
and although the United States never
expected to accomplish all that it
has already in the Far East, the "he-
roic leadership" of General MacAr-
thur has proved an important factor.
Great Britain and the United
States, he explained, are concentrat-
ing all their efforts upon the war in
Russia, for if the Axis is smashed on
that front, Japan and the other Axis
nations can be easily stopped. The
United States has promised Russia
one billion dollars of lend-lease sup-
plies by June, he added.
In closing his address to the Forum,
Professor Pollock declared that the
American people are to complacent
and that they are not taking this.
war as seriously as they should. With
the words of Winston Churchill he
stated that this war will be won only
by "blood, sweat and tears."
The Community Forum meets
every other Monday night in Patten-
gill Auditorium of Ann Arbor High
School to discuss current problems.

Three Session
Plan Approved
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demands, and other necessary de-
tails, and the Board requests and
urges all students to plan their fu-
ture University programs with care
and to respond to the questionnaire
as promptly and accurately as pos-
sible.
3. In order to establish a fee sched-
ule for the three-term plan, it is
recommended that the following res-
olution be adopted by the Board of
Regents:
Resolved, That students enrolled
for any full term under the three-
term plan shall jay the same fees
as those now prescribed for semester
fees."
At the January meeting of the
Regents, held between semesters,
recognition was given to the Univer-
sity War Board, which was appoint-
ed in December by President Alex-
ander G. Rutliven.
The Board consists of Dr. Louis A.
Hopkins, chairman; Prof. Harlow J.
Heneman, executive director, Deans
C. S. Yoakum and J. B. Edmonson,
and Professors L. M. Gram and L. K.
James. It will deal with all Uni-
versity correspondence in regard to
the war, maintaining a clearing
house of information on all such
matters. A War Board information
center has been established in the
University Council Room, 1009 An-
gell Hall, where pamphlets and no-
tices containing the latest informa-
tion about the draft, the Army and
Navy will be kept on file for consul-
tation by students and faculty alike.
On recommendation of the Law
School the Regents permitted, for
the duration, the admission to un-
used sections of the Lawyers' Club
dormitories of prelaw students and
special student groups sent by the
Government to the University for
training in connection with the war
program.
Finnish Leader Dies
HELSINKI, Feb. 9.-(/P)-Dr. Laur
Kristian Relander, 59, President 01
Finland from 1925 to 1931, died to-
night after a long illness. A membei
of the Agrarian Party, he was th
Finnish Republic's second President

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Rifle Club Shooting periods begin
again this week. Attend your regu-
lar period unless notified of a change.
The large gymnasium at the Sports
Building is being reserved for the
M\ilitary R.O.T.C. each Tuesday and
Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received notice of the fact
that the Navy is in urgent need of
Junior Engineers. Engineers whose
courses adequately cover steel struc-
tural design, mechanical engineering
design, or electrical engineering de-
sign will be enrolled in the technical
division of the Supervisor's office
and upon completion of training will
be considered for promotion. All ap-
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pointments will be made under tem-
porary United States Civil Service
rating with an annual salary of
$2,000.00. Apply to the University
Bureau of Appointments, 201 Mason
Hall, for further information. Office
hours, 9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information.

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To All The Dances I
Not counting orchids and cabs,
cigarettes and breakfasts, you spent
$67.45 for tickets alone, if you took
in the 29 campus dances last year,
according to figures released in the
president's report for 1940-41.
Approximately 10,000 student cou-
ples paid more than $30,000 for tick-
ets to last year's campus dances, ex-
cluding the week-end affairs at the
League and Union.
For music they shelled out more
than $13,000 to bands, the lowest
amount-$33-going to a campus
band and Glenn Miller taking high-
est honors with $2,200 for a one-
night stand at the Senior Ball.
Profits from the dances, almost
$5,000, largely went for the furnish-
ing of infirmary rooms in the Health
Service.
Throughout the college year there
were 637 parties given by fraternities,
sororities and other student organ-
izations. This averages down to two-
and-one-half dances for each night
of the school year from registration
to commencement.

The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received the announce-c
ment of a graduate fellowship pro-
gram in Industrial Economics at1
M.I.T. The Massachusetts Institute
of Technology has made arrange-1
ments with a group of companies to
make possible to place the studentsI
accepted with some defense industryI
during the summer for work. This is
one of the requirements. Application
will be limited to men under thirty,
and to men who have had some train-
ing in economics, but not necessarily
those who have had undergraduate
concentration in this field.
Any further information desired
may be obtained from the announce-
ment which is on file at the Uni-
versity Bureau of Appointments, 201
Mason Hall, office hours 9-12 and
2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Inforiiation.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
nents has received notification of
the following examinations. The
closing date is listed in each instance.
Detroit Civil Service
Junior Construction Inspector,
$1,860, February 11, 1942.
Chief Smoke Inspector, see notice,
February 18, 1942.
Auto Repair Helper, $.75 per hour,
February 10, 1942.
Auto Repairman, $.90, February 10,
1942.
Medical Attendant, $1,380, Febru-
ary 13, 1942.
General Machinist, $1.15 per hr.,
February 17, 1942.
United States Civil Service
Junior Engineer, Optional Bran-
ches: Aeronautical, Naval Architec-
ture and Marine Engr., $2,000, June
30, 1942.
Further information may be ob-

tained from the announcement, which
is on file at the. University Bureau :
of Appointments, 201 Mason Hall,
office hours 9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received notification of
the following United States Civil
Service Examinations. The closing
date is listed in each instance.
Air Safety Investigator, $3,800,
December 31, 1942.
Metallurgist, $2,000 to $5,000, until
further notice.
Translator: Chinese, Modern Greek,
Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish,
French, Portuguese, German, Rus-
sian, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian, Swe-
dish, Magyar, $1,800 to $2,300, March
17, 1942.
Lithographers (Artistic & Mechan-
ical) $1,440 to $2,000, until further
notice.
Further information may be ob-
tained from the notices which are
on file in the office of the Bureau.
of Appointments, 201 Mason Hall,
office hours 9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information
Academic Notices
Biological Chemistry Seminar to-
night at 7:30 in Room 319, West
Medical Building. "The Metabolism
of Pyridine Derivatives-Nicotinic
Acid and Pyridoxine" will be dis-
cussed. All interested are invited.
Zoology Seminar will meet on
Thursday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m.
in the Rackham Amphitheater. Re-
ports by Mr. W. F. Carbine on "A
study of the life history, production
and survival of the fishes in Deep
Lake, Oakland Co., Mich." and Mr.
K. E. Goellner on "Life cycle of pro-
ductivity of the crayfish, Cambar-
us immunis."
English 190: Junior Honors. The
first meeting of the class will be at
4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in Room
2218 A.H.
Bennett Weaver
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Health Course Offered
In line with the movement to im-
prove the health of the nation the
University Extension Service is offer-
ing a course of generalized exercises
for adult women.

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