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ROTC Department SecretaryI
Plays Mom' to 1250 Cadets
By CHARLOTTE CONOVER we're proud of the number of. boys
The "woman who lived in a shoe" that drop back in town to see us all
has found her equal at last. Within the time."
the brick walls of the recently-con-' Mrs. Kinney has worked with the
verted ROTC building lives a woman department since 1925 when she was
who plays "mom" to a flock of 1,250, chosen as the first full-time secretary.
and does know what to do. She continued with the department,
Peppy, enthusiastic Mrs. Marjorie her duties expanding and her flock
F. Kinney, officially the secretary of of acquaintances expanding until now
the department and unofficially she has contacts all over the world in.
"mother-confessor" to the entire Re- every branch of the service.
serve Officer's Training Corps, says "I got the job because of one word,
it's just like having "one great big which was ordnance," claims Mrs.
family." Kinney. "In my interview I was asked
"Strictly unmilitary" Mrs. Kinney to spell it, did so correctly and was
labels many of her activities. All sorts given the job on the spot. I never told
of -problems.come to her, either to be him that I had never heard of the
solved by her advice or to be taken word till, in glancing over the place
to higher circles. "This is one depart- with an eagle eye that day before my
ment which is absolutely, entirely, interview, I saw it printed on the
for the students," she boasts. "and wall."I
Here 's How
FOR MAKERS OF BOMBERS:
Report Maps Necessary Social
Work near Willow Run Factory
ARMY SPECIALIZED TRAINING PROGRAM*
Students Leave School First Disposition Second Disposition
Medical and dental Active duty* May 1943 Detailed to medical schools after this
students in E.R.C. 1 under Army contract.
Medical students with Active duty May '43 May resign commissions and return to
commissions medical school as privates.
Pre-medical students Active duty May '43 May or may not be Selected candidates
in E.R.C. taking given basic military assigned to medical
approved courses training. schools as above
Medical and pre- Deferred, if inducted May or may not be Selected candidates
medical students not under Selective Service, given basic military assigned to medical
in E.R.C. until May '43. Then to training. schools as above.
Active duty. Others to immediate
Seniors in R.O.T.C. Active duty, May '43, Officer Candidate Schools
(including those in or upon graduation,
the E.R.C.) whichever is earlier.
Juniors in approved Active duty, May '43 Basic military Selected candidates
technical engineering training detailed for technical
courses and in E.R.C. training under A.S.T.P.
Juniors in approved Deferred, if inducted Basic military Selected candidates
technical engineering until May '43 to con- training detailed for technical
courses, not in E.R.C. tinue such training, training under A.S.T.P.
Then called to active
All other E.R.C. Active duty, Jan. '43. Basic military Selected candidates
training detailed for technical
training under A.S.T.P.
Public and private agencies doing
social work in the Willow Run area
shifted into high gear this week after
the last meeting held recently of the
Family Security Committee in Ypsi-
A report was submitted by the
Planning Committee on the Various
phases of social work being done in
the area along with several resolu-
tions to be ,used as guides in future
The problem of health, the commit-
tee report said, is very serious. Em-
phasis was placed upon the lack of
adequate sewage facilities and water
supply. A recommendation was made
that an educational program be insti-
tuted which would instruct the people
of the area in the precautionary
measures of boiling and chlorinating
Doctors Are Scarce
Ong ot the serious problems faced
by the people of Willow Run and the
agencies working with them is the
lack of trained doctors and medical
facilities. Here, too, the committee
suggested that the most immediate,
practical step would be an educational
program equipping the people them-
selves to meet more and more health
problems in the home.
Families crowded into tar-paper
shacks, trailers, tents, basements and
other makeshift dwellings has consti-
tuted one of the most pressing prob-
lems which agencies have had to con-
tend with in Willow Run. At the
meeting it was recommended that
the Family Security Committee make
an appeal to the proper governmental
authorities for an authoritative study
and solution for the housing problem
in this area. The Planning Committee
criticized similar previous studies as
being "sporadic, biased, and there-
fore, in many instances, contradic-
tory, due to the influence of selfish-
interest pressure grouns."
The summary of the situation with
regard to educational facilities
showed that school facilities of the
area have been used to 200 per cent
capacity, and in some instances 300
per cent. The resolution was made
that the Family Security Commnittee
appeal for financial assistance to in-
crease the adequacy of the present
elementary school facilities through
some form of state and federal aid.
The Willow Run Family Security
Committee was established in April
to facilitate work.
LAUNDRY - 2-1044. Sox darned.
Careful work at low price.
MISS ALLEN-Experienced typist..
408 S. Fifth Ave. Phone 2-2935.
EXPERT TYPING-Experienced on
theses, term papers, Hopwood en-
tries. 915 E. Huron. Call Mrs. Eley,
CHILDREN-2 cents each is paid for
your old comic books! Jr. Aircraft
kits and supplies! Open daily 4
and 7 p.m. 519 W. Cross, Ypsilanti.
PERSONAL STATIONERY. - 100
sheets and envelopes, $1.00. Printed
with your name and address-
The Craft Press, 305 Maynard St.
Brumfield and Brumfield, 308 S.
WASHED SAND AND GRAVEL2
Driveway gravel, washed pebbles.
Killins Gravel Co., phone 71\12.
LOST and FOUND
WILL THE PERSON who borrowed.
my bicycle from the library, please
return it! .Phone 4068.
GLASSES lost Wednesday night be-
tween Union and Sorosis House.
Call Union, Room 100.
LOST in Michigan Theatre, Argus
camera-finder call Harry Troxell,
441 Michigan House, 2,4401. Re-
BLACK FORMAL CLOAK labeled
Ruth Schramm on~ cuff taken by
mistake ATO Dance.uCall 2-4561,
Room 591, for exchange.
LOST-Phi Beta Kappa key inscribed
Ralph Mahon, Texas 1939. Finder
please return to Ralph Mahon, Jr.,
"Active duty'' means placed an pay status with subsistence, quarters, and uniforms
provided. All men to be in cadet status, i.e., under Army supervision.
WAR BONDS ISSUED HERE!
Day or Night
NAVY COLLEGE TRAINING PROGRAM*
Group Amount of college Additional college Remarks
July 1, 1943
V-76 or 7 terms 2 or 1 term respec- Prescribed courses
V-7 5 terms 2 terms Prescribed course at
V-1, V-7 4 terms 3 terms Prescribed course at
V-1 3 terms - 4 terms Prescribed course at
V-1 1 or 2 terms 5 or 4 terms Prescribed course at
respectively Navy designated
V-i, V-7 Undergraduates who Completion of In accelerated
qualify as medical professional studies curricula in approved
or dental students institutions
V-1, V-7, Engineering Any amount Enough to make % In accredited
students in good total of 8 terms engineering colleges
standing Prescribed courses
V-5 and V-1 Any amount Complete year current Prescribed courses
transfers to at the time of
V-5 enlistment or transfer
Students holding Any amount Complete prescribed Resign commission
probationary education and accept assignment
commissions as apprentice seaman
for duration of
Week Days 25c to 5 P.M.
Continuous from 1 PM.
F!~.C 'N~fS7 WEfT}YAT~f
A MERRY CHRISTMAS ...
AND A HAPPY VACATION ...
RICHARD ", k - it
All of the groups mentioned are to be placed on active duty at a date yet to be
announced. "Active duty" means placed on pay status with subsistence, quarters,
and uniforms provided. All such men will be in cadet status under Navy supervision.
We wish you al
A MERRY CHRISTMAS
A HAPPY NEW YEAR
All the gang at
We will be closed
WITH SANTA CLAUS, TOO:
Sigma Chi House Plays Host
to Children at Chrstmas arty
ONLY December 24, 25, 26,
Open again December 28
By AL WEEKS
Christmas spirit was plentiful in
the Sigma Chi house yesterday amidst
the happy and excited shouts of fif-
teen needy Negro Children-waiting
for Santa Claus.
Walter (Sparky) Harrison, Sigma
Chi porter, garbed as Santa, came
dancing boisterously into the parlor
with a bag full of gifts strung over
his shoulder. The eager youngsters
rushed up to him and tugged joyfully
at his uniform, luckily sparing his
long white beard.
Gifts for All
When he left each child had his
arms laden with gifts.
'There's a story behind this story-
a story of how fifteen poor and needy
Negro children saw their Christmas
dream come true with a real Santa
Claus, a Christmas tree, goodies and
Early in the fall Sigma Chi mem-
bers invited their fathers to the house
and agreed to put it away for a "rainy
That "rainy day" came when
"Sparky" was overheard talking about
some needy children he knew and
commented on what a cheerless
Christmas they would probably have.
It wasn't long after that that plans
were put into action to make these
kids happy by staging a "hum-dinger"
of a Christmas party with Sparky
himself as Kris Kringle.
Equipped with Tree
Wednesday Sigma Chi members
went Christmas shopping. They
bought dolls and games, sweatshirts
(size 4 and 5) and toys of every vari-
ety. Nor did they forget the Christmas
tree, a monstrous thing Which was
stood up in the corner of the parlor
glittering with tinsel and lights.
When the party was over yesterday
afternoon the fellows couldn't decide
who had enjoyed it more, they or the
children. Anyway they all felt their
fathers' money "couldn't have been
LANSING, Dec. 17.- (A)- Gover-
nor-elect Harry F. Kelly's "fact-find-
ing" committee today had under con-
sideration a recommendation that
Michigan's 98 retail stores be abo-
lished to effect an operation savings
of more than $1,000,000 a year;
Committee members expressed no
opposition to the proposal, Hartman
said, but Kelly has not yet considered
A CAUTION TO MEMBERS OF
NLISTED RESERVE.. .
ash is a dangerous companion. It tempts thieves or it
may be lost.
It is both wise and inexpensive to turn this cash into
AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVELERS CHEQUES. Then
if these Cheques are misplaced or stolen (before you have
affixed your identification signature) their value is re-
filde to ov
for -the week-end. So contented were
the men with their sons' hospitality All beet pickers' pay is now
that they left a large sum of money ready. Please get your money at
to show their gratitude. Room 1009 Angell Hall between
'Rainy Day' Money , 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. today so that
accounts may be cleared up before
At the time the fellows couldn't de- vacation.
cide just what to do with the money
will be closed
from Deember 19 to January 4