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TBU-URDAr, tDEC, 21. 1942
Ikgens Authorize Four-Term
Program for Forestry Students-
More Provisions to Speed Up Education Made.
by Board; Gifts Totalling $17,416 Are Accepted
The Board of Regents, meeting Dec.
18, made more speed-ups in educa-
tion, confirmed appointments and
leaVes-of-absence and accepted gifts
A Regential resolution authorized
the School of Forestry and Conserva-
tion to prepare a new four-term pro-
gram for students entering from high
school. Instruction in elementary
forestry as well as in certain basic
subjects will be given.
The new short program-not af-
fecting , existing degree programs-
will help qualify men as officers in.
forest regiments, engineering units,
field artillery and infantry, train men
for important industrial jobs and pro-
vide a basis for further training.
The School of Business Administra-
tion-opening its doors to women for
the first time--will give a two-term
course to fit them for business posi-
tions in essential civilian industry.
The standards will be maintained at
the present level so that further
training may be taken when the war
Transfer of students from one col-
lege or school to another because of
the war emergency was expedited by
a new ruling on transfer credits.
Courses taken in the first unit will
be recorded in the second as elec-
tive or equivalent of electives and as
substitutes for required courses where
prerequisite studies will not be lack-
However, this ruling will not re-
move legal requirements or school
requirements governing the granting
of degrees. Presumably this proviso
will have application in the profes-
Prof. Hdward B. Calderwood of the
political science department was ap-
pointed part-time director of the'
graduate program in the internation-
al studies and administration which
was recently announced. The course,
lasting from 8 to 12 months, will train
selected students in the rehabilitation
and administration of military areas
which may be occupied in the future..
LOVE DOETH STRANGE THINGS
ROSWELL, N.M., Dec. 30-()-
Capt. B. M. LaRue C. Chapman, Ros-
well Air Base squadron commander,
received this telegram from a soldier:
"Whosoever findeth a wife findeth
a good thing. Proverbs, 18:22. I
married today. On this account re-
quest is made for five days furlough
extension. My confidence in you tells
me I'll receive grace for such an oc-
The captain replied: "Parting is
such sweet sorrow. 'Shakespeare. Ex-
tension denied. My confidence in you
assures me you will be back on time."
LOST and FOUND
BLACK FORMAL CLOAK labeled
Ruth Schramm on cuff taken by
mistake ATO Dance. Call 2-4561,
Room 591, for exchange.
LOST in Calkins-Fletcher Drugstore
on December 17, 3 Spiral notebooks
and 1 Spanish' book. Reward. Jim
Fredrickson, phone 3054.
LOST: Brown suitcase containing
urgent papers, on or near State
Street. Will finder please notify
Walter Wheeler at 7118 Monroe.
Phone 9850. $5 reward.
Starting at 11:45
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furnished front suite for two girls
second semester. Shower bath.
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Interest of the Butterfield theatre
circuit in the old Majestic Theatre
when Gerald M. Hoag, representing I
the corporation, will hand over the
keys of the building to one of its own-
ers, Mrs. Laura Atkinson.
The act will symbolize the ending
of Butterfield's lease on the house
and will leave its, owners free to dis-
pose of it in whatever manner they
Closed since March, the house was
succeeded by a new theatre on State
Street and has been the object of a
campaign to have its several tons of
unused metal fixtures donated to the
scrap drive. It was recently con-
demned by George C. Maulbetsch,
city building inspector, as a fire trap.
The fate of the 'Maj' will partly
depend upon the wording of a new
revision of the city fire ordinance to
be introduced before the Common
Council at its meeting next Monday..
Troubles in Milk
Survey Finds Hard
Liquor No Problem
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. - R) -
The best selling beverages around
Army camps are coffee, milk, malted
milk and bottled soft drinks.
The Office of War Information said
so today. Elmer Davis' investigators
traveled 12,000 miles in a coast-to-
coast investigation "to provide the
American people withthonest and ac-
curate information about the millions
of men who are doing their patriotic
duty in the armed services."
The present Army "may or may
not be the best in the history of
armies but it is certainly the best
There is not excessive drinking
among troops, and drink does not
constitute a serious problem.
The sale of 3.2 beer in Army camps
is a "healthy and sensible arrange-
ment," and the fact there is "vastly
less drinking among soldiers in this
war than in the last war" may stem
in part from the sale of beer in camps.
Commanding officers said consid-
erably more than half their troops
drank nothing stronger than beer by
choice, and that many abstained even
from beer. Chaplains, with one ex-
ception, shared this opinion.
of Steel on Highway
Hexagonal steel bars were-scattered
along US-112- between Ypsilanti and
Middle Belt Road yesterday morning
when a freight-carrying truck lost an
estimated six tons of steel.
The driver of the truck. Clarence
D. James, of Jackson, was unaware
of the loss of his load until Patrolman
Arthur Kramer of the Ypsilanti police
departmpnt followed the truck and
Several minutes after the truck had
been stopped another truck dfriver
appeared and told the driver and
Patrolman Kramer that he had seen
the' stell dropping off the truck for
several miles but had not been able
to overtake James.
NO SUBSCRIBERS WANTED!
CAIRO, Ga., Dec. 30.-(P)-Here is
a newspaper which-because of the
war-wants no new subscribers in
Anticipating a reduction in the
amount of newsprint publishers can
buy, the Cairo Messenger, a weekly,
told its subscribers in a front page
announcement it would not accept
new subscriptions in 1943.
"We have a war to win," wrote Edi-
tor H. H. Wind, "and we are going
to do our part, even if we have to
reduce the size of the paper and stop
The Messenger has a circulation of
L. B. REID, a former civil engineer in Ann Arbor was appointed
yesterday as State Highway Commissioner to succeed. G. Donald
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Van Wagoner Appoints 'Lloyd
Reid New Highway Commissioner
Kennedy Resigns for Federal Post; Act Marks
End of 'Pat-Don' Combine in Michigan Politics
LANSING, Dec. 30.-V)-The State
Elections Study Commission today
described the "secret," or multiple
primary ballot as "an unmitigated
nuisance," but failed to suggest any
The.Commission, appointed to rec-
ommend to the Legislature changes
in the Michigan election system, pro-
posed that the "secret" primary bal-
lot, first adopted in 1937, be dropped.
Members, however, said they could
not agree on another form of primary.
The system of giving every voter a'
separate ballot for each party rep-
resented at a primary election and
allowing him to cast his choice in se-
cret was described in the commis-
sion's report as expensive and con-
The Commission proposed four
constitutional amendments to the
One of these would permit division
of cities and townships into legisla-
tive districts,"'a move designed to halt
the election of 17 Wayne County rep-
resentatives at large from a "bed
sheet" ballot containing long lists of
names of candidates.
The Commission proposed also to
eliminate the constitutional offices
of township commissioner of high-
ways and township overseer of high-
ways, on grounds both positions were
outdated, and to transfer their duties
to state and country road commis-
sioners or to the township clerk. It
proposed that township officials be
elected for two year terms.
The Commission proposed to forbid
insane persons the right to vote,
Michigan being the only state lack-
ing such a law, and suggested clari-
fication of the constitution to permit
either husbands or wives of property
owners to vote on bond issues.
The commission proposed the ap-
pointment of a state board of elec-
tion commissioners, to be composed
of two Republicans and two Demo-
crats appointed by the governor and
presided over by the Secretary of
The system of permanent registra-
tions now in mandatory effect in
communities of more than 5,000 pop-
ulation would be extended to the
entire state, under another commis-
Emphatically, the commission rec-
ommended elimination of the"per-
nicious" Michigan method of per-
mitting registrations to be sworn in
at the polls on election day, asserting
such a method was open to"chic-
Also, the Commission proposed to
clarify statutes to validate ballot
markings which clearly show the
intent of the voter. Another clarifi-
cation would validate. ballots inad-
vertently deposited without the elec-
tion inspector's initials; Athird would
define the powers and rights of clial-
e porl Housin
Ready for 4,000
Willow Run's threatening housing
shortage is not now as serious as
authorities anticipated, State' Hous-
ing Administrator Raymond M. Foley
told the State Defense Council yes-
Mushrooming federal housing units
around the huge bomber plant have
accommodated the swelling number
of migrating munitions workers, .the
Despite setbacks and delays in the
publicly-financed building program
3,000dormitories and 1,000 temporary
apartments should be ready for occu-
pancy next month in the Willow Run
district, Foley predicted.
Twenty-eight thousand privately-
built family units either, are in use
or under construction in the Detroit-
Ypsilanti area, he revealed, and 8,000
additional units soon will be started
by private contractors.
Not until next summer will critical
housing conditions at Willow Run,
Mukegon and Adrian reach their
peak, according to Foley.
Named State Highway:Commissioner
CALLED 'UNMITIGATED NUISANCE"
Drop Long Primary Ballot,
Says 'State Commission's Report
LANSING, Dec. 30.-MP)-G. Don-
ald Kennedy resigned today as State
Highway Commissioner to take a job
in Washington, officially breaking up
the team of "Pat (Governor Van
Wagoner) and Don" which has ruled
the Democratic roost in Michigan for
Governor Van Wagoner, who him-
self will leave office Friday to make
way for the Republican gubernatorial
victor, Harry F. Kelly, as one of his
last official acts appointed Lloyd B.
(Dutch) Reid, Deputy Highway Com-
missioner, to succeed Kennedy.
Reid took his oath of office a few
hours later and filed it promptly with
the, Department of State lest. some'
slip-up allow the incoming governor
the ;opportunity to. place a Republi-
can -at head of the Highway Depart-'
meat, which has won fame in Michi
gan as the key of one of the most
potent Democratic political organi
zations this state has seen in action.
Kennedy will become Vice Presi-
dent for Highway Transportation of
the Automotive Safety Foundation,
effective New Year's Day, the day
Law Review Features
Article by Prof. Kauper
Featured in the December issue of
the Michigan Law Review are articles
on the new federal tax act, the sabo
teur case and the curfew regulations
as applied to American citizens of
Prof. Paul G. Kauper, now on leave
with the legal department of the Pan
American Petroleum and Transport
Company of New York City, discusses
the estate and gift tax provisions of
the. 1942 Federal Revenue in this
issue of the Review.
BACK TO GOOD OLD DAYS
DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Dec. 30.--P)
-Bucks County boys and girls are
going to do what Dad says he did.
Announcing curtailment of school
bus service, the County Board of Edu
cation ruled that children who live
less than two miles from school or
less than a mile and a half from a.
trunk busline will have to hoof it in
Some of the buses will be used to
carry war workers to their jobs.
Van Wagoner leaves office. The gov-
ernor has not yet made public his
own plans, but is expected to take a
job in private enterprise, rather than
the still-unidentified job which he
said has been offered him by a federal
The new highway commissioner' is
a quiet-spoken man, portly of figure,
whom both Republicans and Demo-
crats describe as "not a poitician."
Some sources said this circumstance
would enhance, rather than detract
from, his power to get along with a
Republican - dominated incoming
state administartion and ,the Legisla-
ture. He declined to say whether he
would seek election to the post in the
1943 spring election.
Reid is. 41 years old and, the. father
of: a . family. Mrs. Reid witnessed the
simpe, swearing-in, before Associate
Justice Raymond W. Starr of the
State Supreme Court in the executive
Prof. Briggs, Aids In
Battle against In fbtion
Now $829,332,800 is a lot of money,
but it's ony part of the sum that a:
University professor is helping to save
for Uncle Sam
Prof. Robert P. Briggs, now.on leave
from the School of Business Adminis-
tration and serving as Chief of the
General Office Division of the De-
troit Ordnance District, is one of the
key men, in the government's drive
TheWar Department recenty an-
nounced that. Professor Briggs' di-
vision has saved over eight million
dollars in the past seven monthsand
is expected to top the billion dollar
figure by January 1, 1943.
The General Office Division is re-
sponsible for renegotiating the War
Department's contracts in cases
where manufacturers charge -exces-
sive prices for essential materials.
Special few Year &e
(CHOICE OF ONE)
Chilled To-mnato Juice
Blue Points in Half Shell
Fresh Shrimp Cocktail
Celery Radishes Mixed Olives
Whole Live Broiled Lobster, Drawn Butter
Boneless Sirloin Steak, Broiled
Roast Young Tom Turkey, Dressing, Cranberry
Roast Muscovy Duckling, Dressing
Broiled Beef Tenderloin-, Fried Mushrooms
Braised Half Guinea Hen
Broiled Allenel Special Steak
Whole Spring Chicken, Fried or Broiled
Mashed or French Fried Potatoes
Fresh Peas and
Head Lettuce Salad, French Dressing
- Desserts -
Hot Mince or Pumpkin Pie
Plam Pudding with Brandy Sauce
The Management wishes each and everyone
A Happy and Prosperous New Year!
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We wish you Healh and Happiness,
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Victory and Peace
for the coming
year. Thank you for your patronage
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