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Gladys Swarthout, Mezzo-Soprano,
Will Appear In Concert Thursday
Renoxwied Operaiitic jStar
Praised For Beatity,
Gladys Swarthout, mezzo-soprano
for the Metropolitan Opera Company,
will sing the second concert of the
current Choral Union Series at 8:30
p.m. Thursday in Hill Auditorium.
Star of screen, radio and opera as
well as an outstanding concert artist,
Miss Swarthout is praised universally
for her beauty, brains and industry.
Miss Swarthout is noted for a com-
mand over many operatic roles which
has enabled her to go to work in
emergencies and perform roles for
which she has made no immediate
A completely American product,
Miss Swarthout has participated in
leading roles in most of the major
operas performed by the Metro-
politan. Numbered among her favor-
ites are parts in "Carmen," "Mignon,"
"Peter Ibbetson," "Tales of Hoff-
man," and "La Gioconda."
"Two Songs of the Auvergne,"
which Miss Swarthout will present in
her program Thursday, were obtained
by considerable work. The songs were
available only on records, but Miss
Swarthout called in an arranger and
within a week had transcribed them
into musical scores from which she
could present them for concert audi-
Perhaps the height of Miss Swarth-
out's career was reached on the oc-
casion of the 150th anniversary of
the founding of the United States
Congress when she was asked to sing
before the entire Congress, the Su-
preme Court and the President.
Nation-Wide Coffee Rationing
Will Go Into Effect On Nov. 29
State Newsmen Will Hold
Plan Varied Program
Newspaper men from every part of
the state will attend the 25th annual
meeting of the University Press Club
of Michigan, which will open its
three-day session here Thursday,
Nov. 5, at the Union.
A varied program is planned for
the three-day conference, including
talks by many prominent speakers,
a play written expressly for the oc-
casion, and the Michigan-Harvard
Opening the session on Thursday,
Elmo Scott, Watson, editor of the
Publisher's Auxiliary, will address
the assembled pressmen. Mr. Watson
will speak on "'The Country Press
Goes to -War." Following the after-
noon session, Harvey Merker, direc-
tor of manufacturing of Parke, Davis
& Co., will be the guest speaker atf
the Club banquet, after which the
members will be guests at the Jay
Allen and Louis Fischer Oratorical
lecture at Hill Auditorium.
Friday activities include a talk by
director of the planning division of
the Federal Security Administration,
Prof. William Haber, who is on leave*
from the University at the present
time. Prof. Haber will speak on
"Manpower and the War."" Other
speakers for the day will be J. S.
Bugas of the Detroit FBI and Col.
W. A. Garoe, head of the military
Speakers at the Friday afternoon
session will include Joseph P. Junoza,
Prof. Esson M. Gale and Wolfgang J.
Kraus. At a dinner at the League
the newsmen will hear Dr. Alexander
G. Ruthven and Dr. James D. Bruce.
Following the evening addresses a
play written by Prof. John L. Brumm
will be presented.
STATE ORDINANCE UNIT
LANSING, Oct. 26.- P)- The
State Highway Department disclosed
today it had begun recruiting enlisted
personnel for a Michigan Ordnance
company, a unit of heavy equipment
operators and repairmen to aid the
By WILLIAM R. SPEAR
Associated Press Correspondent
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, -
Coffee rationing starts Nov. 29, the
government announced today, but it
will be more liberal than the buga-
boo which has frightened housewives
in many cities into hoarding and
One pound every five weeks will be
allowed for every person who was 15
or older when sugar rationing started
last May. This works out to slightly
more than one cup a day, and in
households where children 15 or older
do not drink coffee, the grownups can
have the children's share as well as
Moreover, it will still be possible to
get a cup of coffee in a restaurant
regardless of how much is used at
home. Details of the rationing for
restaurants are still to be announced
but it probably will follow that of'
sugar, restricting commercial users to
a certain percentage of their former
And those who care .to substitute
tea, cocoa or other beverages for cof-
f fee at certain meals can drink all
they wish. No rationing of these
New Cam pus
The new Michigan Hillel Founda-
tion at the corner of Haven and Hill
Streets will be formally dedicated in
an all-day program to be presented
Dr. Abram Sachar, national direc-
tor of B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations,
will deliver the principal address at
the dedication. Dean Alice C. Lloyd
will be there to extend greetings.
The day's program will start at 1
p. m. with an open house. The. dedi-
cation will start at 3:00. Following
the dedication, guests will be taken
on a tour of the campus. A student
program will be given at 7:30 p. m.,
followed by a social hour.
The new Hillel Foundation was ac-
quired under the auspices of the
Michigan B'nai B'rith Council and
furnished by the Women's District,
Grand Lodge No. 6.
drinks is being imposed, at least for'
The sugar ration book will be used
for coffee and no new registration
will be necessary. The last 10 stamps
in the book will be used for coffee.
The sugar ration books were issued
for everyone from babies to grownups.
BAt only books where the age of the
user appears as 15 or older can be
used %o get coffee.
The day also brought this other
news of interest to consumers:
1. The War Production Board re-
ported that Christmas buying would
just about use up all the nylon stock-
ings for the duration of the war but
said that the stores should have
enough for the Christmas trade.
2. The Office of Price Administra-
tion said that dealers could raise
their prices sufficiently to pass on to
consumers the higher taxes on liquor,
wines and beer which take effect Nov.
1 ad that bars likewise could raise
their prices on drinks of straight
liquor and on bottled beer but not
3. The OPA announced a quota of
1,090,206 recapped tires or recapping
serices for the nation in November,
which compared with the October
quota of 939,940. Quotas for grade 2
tires available to war workers also
were increased but reductions were
made in;quotas of new tires available
for drivers on list A and on passenger
car inner tubes.
Campus Scenes Fill Pages
Of Season's First Issue
"We want more photos-of campus
scenes, of the people we know here
and the things they are doing," has
been University students' demand of
their only picture magazine, and this
month's Gargoyle answers their cry.
When the first issue of this year's
Garg appears on campus Friday. Edi-
tor Olga Gruzhit promises pictures
enough to fill anyone's scrapbook.
Biggest single photo feature will
be of Mary Borman, '43, head of the
University's newly-developed Man-
power Commission. Borman is the
first to appear in a regular feature of
'the outstanding person of the month.'
"New Faces of 1946" reestablishes
a Garg tradition by presenting some
of the attractive freshmen and trans-
fer women students. With them will
be two pages showing activities that
start off a new semester-orientation
whirl and rushing parties.
Tying in with this issue's football
theme will be three pages of the grid-
iron sport in which Garg cameras
pick up spectator activities in the
grandstand as well as highlights on
Throughout the new Garg will be
cartoons and candid photos that cover
all phases of University life. Watch
for it on the stands and campus cor-
Grad Club To Hold
First Fall Meeting
The Graduate Study Club will hold
their first fall meeting at 4 p. m. to-
morrow in the East Conference Room
of the Rackham Building.
Evelyn Kenesson, Donald Hargis
and Hugh Norton, graduate students
in the speech department will discuss
important findings they have made
in research for their doctoral theses.
These reports will also include a dis-
cussion of each student's problems.
The Study Club was organized last
year to provide opportunity for dis-
cussion of problems pertaining to re-
search in speech education.
In U ESMWT
200 Ann Arbor Students
Take Three Courses;
29 Courses Are Given
Prof. R. H. Sherlock, co-ordinator
of Michigan's Engineering Science
and Management War Training pro-
gram, announced yesterday that more
than 1,000 people have enrolled in the
29 ESMWT courses which began last
These courses were started in five
Michigan cities, Detroit, Flint, Jack-
son, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor.
The courses are offered by the Uni-
versity under the sponsorship of the
U.S. Office of Education.
Professor Sherlock pointed out that
out of the total enrollment Ann Arbor
has 200 students signed up for three
ESMWT courses. These courses are
in mechanical drawing, radio cir-
cuits, and ultra-high frequency tech-
niques, the only ESMWT course given
for University credit.
Of the 29 courses in the program
an industrial electronics course given
in Detroit had the highest enrollment;
109 persons began this training. Pro-
fessor Sherlock, in commenting upon
enrollment figures, mentioned that
in July this course's probable enrQlU-
ment hid been estimated at only 50.
He attributed the popularity of this
course, which is being taught by Prof.
W. G. Dow of the electrical engineer-
ing department, to the newness of this
But general enrollment estimates
were also too low, the program's co-
ordinator said, for the figures are
25% larger than expected.
The percentage of college graduates
in these ESMWT courses is about 50%
to 55% of the enrollees. Most of the
men come from Michigan industries
and are taking the courses to increase
their technical ability in their own
field, or to transfer into a war indus-
Professor Sherlock emphasized that
the most unique feature of the local
program -is - that the University has
kept the courses almost entirely on a
graduate level. This, he explains, is
the type of service Michigan industry
expects from the University.
There .is yet another first to be
mentioned about this fall series, be-
cause it. is the first.to contain man-
agement 'courses., Courses are being
given, in. industrial accounting, per-
sonnel selection and .psychological
factors of productionr supervision. The
three are under the supervision of
Prof. Robert Dixon -f the School of
Business Administration. Enrollment
in the personnel supervision course
was so large, Professor Sherlock said,
that two sections had to be created.
Conservation of strategic forests
and timberlands will be discussed at
a Land Utilization Conference Friday
and Saturday at the Union.
The -first session of the conference
sponsored by the School of Forestry
and Conservation will begin at 9:30
a. i. Friday with an address by Prof.
D. M..Mathews of forestry school on
WPB studies of transportation of
George Kiss of the geography de-
partment will speak at a luncheon
meeting Friday on "Geopolitics as a
World Force." Dean E. Blythe Stason
of the law school will preside at the
Friday afternoon s session will be
on conservation of critical materials.
WPB representative H. Leroy Whit-
ney will outline principles of saving
four critical materials-metals, plas-
tics, rubber and wood.
School Of Ede
Looking ahead to the problems of
education that will arise during war-
time, Dean J. B. Edmonson has pre-
sented a proposal to school officials,
teachers and parents to help them
remedy problems and look ahead to
In the current issue of the School
of Education Bulletin, which appears
today, Dean Edmonson, head of the
education school, lists a number of
'dark prospects' and 'bright prospects'
which can be used as a guide in de-
termining educational policies.
"Any great catastrophe such as
war creates many new situations,
some of which are extremely dis-
couraging," says Dean Edmonson."
Other changes created by a war pro-
vide new opportunities for individuals
and institutions. Never was there a
time when educational workers faced
heavier rponnnnihility for canitalizingr
P DC T URENEWS-
YANKS LEARN NEW T R I C K S IN B R I T A I1N-In protective masks andpadding
these Yanks grapple as they learn fine points of hand-to-hand fighting at, an American Army station
in Britain. The technique, devised by Maj. William Cunningham of Atlanta, Ga:, combines the best
points of fencing and boxing. Blunted bayonets are used.
JUST TESTING- on a
"sound thermometer" Conrad
Thibault, concert baritone, finds
his vocal volume registers 'way
up around the riveter or the
SO M E P U M P K I N S-A pretty reminder that Hallowe'en
is coming soon is Movie Actress Ann Savage of Columbia, S. C.,
as she holds two pumpkins. The studio where she recently made
her movie debut says she's green-eyed,
"Ice-cold Coca-Cola is more than thirst-
quenching. Yes siree. It's refreshing. There's
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