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THURSDAY, NOV.2M -194Z

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Fletcher Henderson Awarded,
Arranger's TrophyThis Year

By JANET VEENBOER
Fletcher Henderson, who will play
for the annual Interfraternity ball'
Friday, Dec. 4, in the-Union Ballroom,
is known by swing critics throughout
the country as '"King of All Arran-
gers."
Recently awarded the Arranger's
Trophy for the second consecutive
year, Henderson was the originator
of the swing classic "Christopher Co-
lumbus" which is still a favorite
among many follows of popular music.
Arrangements play an important part
in the success of an orchestra, and it
was Henderson's work which con-
tributed most towards putting Benny
Goodman's band on top.
Played Here 4 Years Ago
Looking through the files of past
Interfraternity Balls, the committee
found that Henderson played at this
same dance just four years ago.
At that time the number which
attended was so large that the League
ballroom as well as that of the Union
was opened, and the crowd was
switched at intermission, Bud jrown,
'44, publicity chairman, disclosed.
Slow Numbers, Too
Ann Arbor "hep cats" will find that
Henderson will fill their every re-
quirement for good "solid jive," but in
Filipino:Students
ace Emphasis
AO n ar Activity
The Philippine-Michigan Club, an
organization which is extremely active
in war work, was founded approxi-
mately 20 years ago, and now num-
bers 45 student and alumni members;
it has a strong alumni club in Manila.
The club was originally designed to
enable the Filipino students to get
acquainted, but its activities have
been expanded to cover a much wider
range.
ts4b Program Given
As part of their USO work, the
group has presented a program at
Fort Custer, wherethey executed sev-
eral native dances. They have con-
tributed funds to the Hed Cross and
to the Filipino Executive Council,
which sends relief, to the Philippine
Islands.
An exhibition of the paintings by
Eduardo Salgado, a graduated student,
of the University, who painted "Cor-
regidor"-the picture that was sent
to the President at the White House
and which will be hung in the White
House Art Gallery, is at present= in
Fort Ord, Calif. The next stop for \vr.
Salgado's exhibition will be Fort Cus-

Womens Coast
Q ard Reserve
Newly Formed
First the WAACS, then the WAVEs,
now the SPARs; the women's reserve
of the Coast Guard, have been formed
with Lieut.-Comm. Dorothy C. Strat-
ton, formerly of Purdue University,
as director.
the purpose of this new group is
the same as' that of the regular Coast
Guard, "the protection and constrva-
tion of life and property." Duties and.
requirements of the SP'ARs are to be
very similar to those' of the WAVEs.
The SPARs' have been requested by
the Coast Guard to act as yeomen,
storekeepers, radio operators and sea-
men as well as in a variety of other
capacities from photographers to
gunner's mates.
Commander Stratton is on leave
from Purdue University, where she
has been dean of women and psy-
chology professor for nine years. She
entered the WAVEs eleven months
ago feeling it to be a "new avenue of
service for women."
The SPARs will number about 8,000
by 1944, it is expected. Women will en-
list directly in the Coast Guard Wo-
men's Reserve, although the SPARs
do hope to be able to make use of the
Navy facilities for procurement of
enlisted personnel and officers and
the training facilities already estab-
lished for the WAVEs.
Uniforms for the SPARs will be the
same as those of the WAVEs will the
exception of the insignias. SPARs will
wear the metal seal of the Coast
Guard on their lapels.

FITS THAT SQUARE

Bureau of Vocational Guidance
Aids Many To Realize Abilities

FLETCHER HENDERSON

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By CHARLOTTE HAAS
Every day some poor frustrated soul
tackles the impossible task of fitting
a square peg in a round hole. This
doesn'trefer to our ever-present
moron, but to any quite normal hu-
man being attempting to squeeze him-
self into a job that just doesn't suit
him.
Dr. Luther Purdom of the Bureau
of Appointments and Vocational Gui-
dance, stated that, for years directly
prior to the war, 50 per cent of student
engineers changed to some other pro-
fession once out of college, and that
60 per cent of the students in law
school never made law their vocation.
Nation-Wide Repute
Although many University students
know little about the vocational gui-
dance carried on in the office of the
second floor of Mason Hall, people
from all parts of the state and from
various parts of the country have
come here to take advantage of it.
Numerous high schools throughout
the state also work in close connec-
tion with this office and enable stu-
dents, while still in their teens, to re-
ceive some-idea about their abilities.
It should notbe felt that this prob-
lem can be solved in an hour or two.
Personal history and vocational inter-
est blanks are first checked, and then
a series of intelligence, achievement,
and aptitude tests follow.
Actual Experience Needed
However, Dr. Purdom stated em-
phatically, it should not be assumed

spite of his reputation -for being a
leader in swing, plenty of sweet and
slow numbers will be played for the
conservative Michigan dancers.
With all proceeds going to the
gomber Scholarship Fund, the IFC
does not feel it is extravagant to bring
a top-notch band for this formal.
Fraternity men who have not already
done so are urged to buy their tickets
immediately, for both tickets and
money must be turned in Monday to
be put on general sale. The commit-
tee requests all houses to return tick-
ets which cannot be sold and which
might be distributed to other houses.
ter, this leg of the tour marking the
twelfth showing of the collection..
Accent on War Work
Individual members occasionally
present programs at women's clubs
in nearby cities, including the Detroit
World Market Association and the
Women's Club of Marshall, the pur-
pose being to acquaint these organiza-
tions with Filipino customs and to
solicit funds for Filipino relief.
.Social activtes were formally a part
of the club's program, but since Pearl
Harbor the accent has been on war
work. However, a dinner to celebrate
Philippine National Heroes' Day will
be held Saturday. The dinner is open
to the public, and reservations may
be had by calling Gloria Manalo, the
secretary-treasurer, at 24658.
Other officers of the Philippine-
Michigan Club are Jose Vera Santos,
president, and Eduardo Salgado, vice-
president.
The West Quadrangle will hold a
Tea Dance from -3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to-
day in the quadrangle. The eight
House Directors will chaperon.

Telephones stopped ringing, buzzers stopped buzzing and books were
thrown aside at the stroke of 10:30 p.m. yesterday, while fat, pleasingly
plump and skinny girls in all residence houses went through the exercises
of the Volurltary Physical Fitness program.
Starting slowly, the leaders called out one, two, three, stretch, four,
five, six, bend, until the murmuring of the counts sounded like a slow motion
Version of a tobacco auctioneer. SOLD, the WAA voluntary physical fit-
ness program.
That seems to be the general agreement among those who have
participated so far. Comments such as these floated around the houses,
after the session broke up: "Say, ,that was really fun, strange as it may
seem!" "Gosh, I really must need this. Everytime I moved, my bones
cracked, and I felt as stiff as some people are going to get New Year's
Eve."
If you couldn't break a hundred on the golf course last spring, here's
the sport for you. Bowling's back in season, and now try and make a
couple hundreds. All coeds interested are to sign up by Saturday at the
WAB. Those who wish to participate in a tournament are to sign up also,
and the tournament schedule will be posted Monday. Besides this any group
of girls, who would like to bowl together, should contact Marion Ford.
Fencing is not a dead art; in fact, regular meetings of the club will
take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Barbour Gym. Rumor has it that
an auxiliary club will be organized for those who want to learn how to fence.
Birds are coming back up north already, at least they'll be flying
around at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Barbour Gym, when the badminton club
meets. Sneakers (pronounced sneekers) must be worn by those playing,
and birds purchased by the users. It's not a racket, but rackets may be
rented at the gym. Ouch, guess we'd better change the subject.
* * * *
Petitioning is going on through Friday to fill two vacancies on the WAA
Board. No experience in the WAA clubs is required. Positions to be filled are
those of hockey club president and head of the auxiliary riding club to
Crop and Saddle.
Interviewing by the senior board will be on Monday at the WAB.
Well, keep up the one, two, three stretch. Ouch, guess we all need it!
War Comes To Pajama-Wearers

that tests alone can substitute for
actual experience. He pointed out
that a student could score high on a
battery of tests, and, whilethat might
be an index of his interest and ability,
it would by no means guarantee suc-
cess in a particular field. Such factors
as personality are also important in
determining whether or not a person
will make good when finally exposed
to the job.
"Students are often too enthusiastic
with the results of the tests," Dr. Pur-
dom said, and explained that only a
person of long experience, who had
seen the total results of other tests
and who knew how those persons had
worked out in jobs is able to judge the
significance of the test results.
Nation Needs
19,000 Nurses
Recruits Wanted By January
To Meet War's Requirements
Nineteen thousand nurses must be
recruited by January to meet the
nation's war needs, the National
Council for War Service announced
last week.
It was pointed out by the council
that a steadily increasing number of
student nurses must be trained to re-
place the 3,000 graduate nurses being
called up by the Army and Navy each
month.
College women graduating at mid-
year were particularly urged to en-
roll in professional nursing schools.
Besides the immediate need for
nurses in the armed forces and for
guarding the civilian population
against epidemic and disease, the
council points out that the post-war
reconstruction will offer unlimited
possibilities for service at home and
abroad for nurses.
To qualify as a student nurse, a
woman must be between 18 and 35
years of age, and a high school grad-
uate; but a college education is de-
sirable. Nursing schools charge tui-
tion but usually give free room and
board to a student during training.
Many federal scholarships are now
available to cover the tuition fee in
most nursing schools.
Although the training period var-
ies among the country's 13,000 nurs-
ing schools, three years is the average.
Group To Hold Open
House For Students
The Newman Club will hold an
open house from 8:30 p.m. to mid-
night tomorrow in the clubrooms of
St. Mary's Chapel. All Newman Club
members are invited to attend.
Dancing and games will be features
of the entertainment, all the arrange-
ments for the open house being made
by the "Gabby-Dick" boys, members
of the club.
POOR KIDS!
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25.-(P)-The
The kids had better take care of those
Christmas toys this year. The War
Production Board today prohibited
the use of several metals for toys.
There will be a meeting of the
Corsage Committee of the Junior
Girls' Project 3 p.m. Friday in the
League. All women who are inter-
ested in making and selling de-
fense stamp corsages are urged to
attend.
* * *
The Surgical Dressing Unit
sponsored by the senior girls will
be open Friday from 1 to 5 p.m.
in the Game Room of the League.
All women who would like to make
bandages for the American Red
Cross are asked to attend.

To The Editor:
After reading the editorial on the woman's page of Nov. 24's Daily, I
was frankly quite puzzled.
I don't feel that it is necessary for me to have to defend, for the women
of this campus, the "voluntary" war program in which we are engaging at the
present time. Need I reiterate strongly that,YES, "there ARE increased de-
mands on all University coeds," that, YES, "the women DO realize that they
must either give until it hurts, or else be looked down on as slackers?"
Is this not as it should be? WE ARE AT WAR! Every able-bodied woman
should feel her responsibility to serve her .country and to serve "until it
hurts." I have enough faith in the women of this University to feel that
I am backed by them in what I say.
The women need no sugar-coating for the demands being placed upon
them, as they have already shown by their splendid response. I should be
very sorry, very disillusioned, if I felt that any bitterness or resentment had
crept into the noble effort which the University of Michigan Women are
making in this fundamental struggle of all people.
-Charlotte Thompson, '43

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The war has done some startling
things to fashions in general, and to
pajamas in particular. When you
shop this Christmas 'for pajamas,
you'll discover that there's "some-
thing missing."
De to the. shortage of material,
which has also affected the length
and shape of skirts, the pajama leg
below the knee promises to become
extinct. In other words, you'll be

going to bed in something that
looks like a first cousin to a pair of
tennis shorts.
It may not be such a bad idea,
considering that there's just that
much less to launder and mend. And
in view of the campus fad of "rolled-
up pajama-legs," it all adds up to
about the same. Roll 'em up or cut
'em off-the latter method merely
saves a little time.

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7seddrngs
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&igagements
*a * *
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart A. Cogsdill of
Detroit have announced the engage-
ment of their daughter Kathryn Le-
nore, to Robert E. Fife, '43E, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Lyle Fife, also
of 'Detoit.
Miss Cogsdill is a graduate of Miss
Newman's School and Pine Manor
Junior College.
Ella, Lorraine 'Peterson, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Theodore
Peterson of Ferndale, recently be-
came the bride of Mr. Norman Set-
wyn Sugden,.
Mrs. Sfrden attended the Univer-
litiy f6r two yeas and was affiliated
with Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Mr. Sugden, who is a petty officer
in the Navy, is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Norman Firth Schofield Sugden,
also of Ferndale.

ON THIS THANKSGIVING.

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