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Army and Navy Will Educate
250,000 Men in Universities


(Continued from Page 1)
Some thought that perhaps 350
colleges will be affected. They will
be selected latr on the basis of the
facilities they have to offer. It was
emphasized that the government will
make no effort to take the colleges
over-that this is to be strictly a con-
tract matter under which the colleges
themselves provide instruction, food
and housing. Co-educational institu-
tions will be encouraged to continue
on that basis, but probably the coeds
and the Army-Navy students will at-
tend different classes since the boys
will have specialized instruction on
military and related subjects.
In addition to men already receiv-
ing ROTC training, the Army will
muster its students in the following
"The selection of soldiers for such
training will be made from enlisted
men who have completed or are com-
pleting their basic military training
and who apply for selection for spe-
cialized training," the joint statement
"This selection will follow the gen-
eral plan now in effect for the selec-
tion of enlisted men for officer can-
didates schools with such additional
methods of ascertaining qualifications
as may be deemed appropriate after
consultation with educators. The War
Department will control all selections
and only enlisted men under 22 years
of age will be eligible for selection
under this program, except for an ad-
vanced stage of technical training."
For the Navy, the plan runs :
"Ugh school graduates or students
Alarm Clocks
Now Placed on
Have Not' List
The alarm clock, public nuisance
No. 1 as far as students are con-
cerned, is going out with the sugar
bowl so you'd better get a rooster to
perch on your bed post and get you
up for those eight o'clocks.
A survey of Ann Arbor's stores
shows that alarm clocks are on the
"have not" list, and that there is lit-
tle chance that the stocks will be re-
plenished soon.
Merchants claim that most of the
clock manufacturers are now hand-
ling government orders, making in-
struments to put Mr. Hitler to sleep,
And besides, clockwork requires a
lot of brass and copper, which are as
easy to get as a bolt in Spanish. Only
one company is still busy making the
sleep busting contraptions. These are
made largely of plastics and go to the
armed forces to awaken the boys with
more gentleness than the bugler.
If the government's pla goes into
effect, pretty soon students will no
longer require alarm clocks. There
will probably be a bugler at each cor-
ner as there is in the law school at
State Uncertain
on Draft Laws
2600 Could Qualify
for Trailling at MSC
EAST LANSING, Dec. 17.- ()-
President John A. Hannah said today
that if Michigan State College was
selected in the Army-Navy program
for specialized college training of en-
listed men, approximately 2,600 of the
school's 4,052 male enrollment would
be eligible for service "screening" and
further education.
The remaining 1,400, he said, would

be picked off indiscriminately by the
draft, leaving at the beginning of the
next school year "only coeds, physi-
cally unfit men, and men in uniform"
on the campus.
Dr. Hannah said today's announce-
ment in :Washington of the plan for
training 250,000 men in a uniform-
and-pay system did not clarify, as far
as Michigan State was concerned.
when eligible candidates will be taken
into military service for their 13
weeks of basic training.
The announcement referred to the
end of the first full semester or a
"substantially corresponding academ-
ic period." Michigan State operates
on a term basis, each term lasting
12 weeks, compared with a 18-week
semester schedule.
If the end of the winter term pre-
vails for Michigan State, the school's
2,100 enlisted reserves and advanced
military students, 200 Navy and Ma-
rine reserves, and 200 veterinary stu-
dents, will be subjected to military
regulations on March 20. Otherwise,
the turnover will begin at the close of
the spring term in June.
Davisson Is Appointede
Editor of Law Review

having equivalent formal education,
17 through 19 years of age at the time
of enlistment or induction will be
eligible for the program. Enlisted men
17 through 22 years of age who have
proper educational qualifications and
are recommended by their command-
ing officer are eligible to apply for
the program. The various geographi-
cal areas of the country will be as-
signed quotas on the basis of popula-
The statement went into detail
as to the effect of the new program
on present Army ROTC students
and Enlisted Reserve students. For
example, college seniors taking ad-
vanced ROTC courses will be called
to active duty upon graduation or
at the close of the next, academia
semester. In general, the program
provides to a large extent for call-
ing existing reservists, including
medical students, to active duty,
and assigning them to continue
their education along technical
lines. In some cases they will be
called to active duty at the end of
the current semester, in others at
the end of the next semester.
When any phase of the specialized
training under the new program is
completed, the soldier students may
be: assigned to further training in an
officers candidates school, recom-
mended for the rating of a technical
non-commissioned officer, returned
to troops, detailed, in exceptional
cases, for very advanced technical
training, or even in "very exceptional
cases" detailed to vital technical work
outside the Army.
Medical students who have already
been commissioned in the reserve,
may resign their commissions, enlist
as privates and be detailed to the
educational program.
Naval reservists, now in college
at their own expense, may continue
in that status until a date which is
still to be determined. At that time
they will be placed on active duty
as apprentice seamen with full pay,
subsistence and uniforms. They will
then complete their college training
on an accelerated schedule. Stu-
dents who plan, with the Navy's
approval, to take medical, dental or
theological courses, will continue on
activeduty as apprentice seamen int
approved schools and seminaries
until they complete their profes-
sional studies.
The Naval Reserve Officers Train-
ing Corps will be continued, and stu-
dents will be selected for its rolls at
the end of the second semester under
the projected program. Students who
hold probationary commissions in the
Naval Reserve, will be permitted to
resign and accept assignment to the
educational program as apprentice
seamen. Upon the satisfactory com-
pletion of 'prescribed courses their
commissions will be restored.
Reserve Corps
Vill Be Called
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program to carry out the War Man-
power Commission's request for more
technical workers.j
Housing contracts involving the
conversion of the Union into quarters
for trainees are being studied but are
not yet signed.
The University's statement yester-
day pointed out another possible fu-
ture trend as it referred to re-training
of present faculty members "now en-
gaged in the teaching of subjects of
less military significance."
Students were advised yesterday by
President Alexander G. Ruthven to
stick to their studies because of the
importance the armed services will
attach to good records. He said that
many non-technical subjects students
had already taken would stand them
in good stead.
But after the present crop of stu-
dents leaves-the first group at the
end of the current semester and many
more at the end of the spring semes-
ter-the University may find itself
barren of any men for a short time
and then without civilian men.
The University said of this:
"The draft of men of college age
will, of course, reduce both the total
enrollment and the proportion of men
in the student body, although many
will undoubtedly be returned for spe-
cialized training under present and
future programs."
Deadline Is Jan. 1
for 'Ensian Pictures
A last-minute reminder of the Jan-
uary 1 picture deadline for seniors
and second-semester juniors has been
issued by Ensian editors to enable
students to have their pictures taken-
during the Christmas vacation.
Pictures taken by home photogra-
phers during vacation should follow
specific directions given on the 'En-
sian coupon. Seniors and September
'43 araduates who have not already



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