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September 29, 1942 - Image 34

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o the! University from thc Western
ann yLvanie. Or'ganized Reserves,
ee he served <s executive officer.
i c BOa d 01 Regents-convened
in s l1Ycial wartime meeting-offi-
ciafly estalblizhed the three-term
arogram on Feb. 10. They authorized
a poll of student body and directed
that the Summer Term should start
>i soon as possible after the end of
the Spring Semester.
Fra ternities were warned by As-
sistaint Dean Walter B. Rea on the
same day to shake off their easy-
going country-club manners and
buckle down to war minimums. The
frills must be taken off, Dean Rea
said. as he told fraternities to slash
their social functions to a level con-'
sistenit with wartime sacrific. A new
rushing plan was requested.
Pressing a drive for blood donors.
he American Rd Cross attempted
on D eb. 12 to mobilize college men
and women for donations of their
blood. The response until that time
had been very small with only 40
:tudientL responding to an earlier
On the frilowing day a Victory
E-o_ Camaign was begun. Dona-
tions of books of all kinds, to go
into lilraries for the armed serv-
ices were asked. Boxes were placed
at strategic points on campus.
The League Council, in a sacri-
siitng mood on Feb. 14, cut an
1our from dating time on Friday.

show approval of the extra semeste.
Directors of the War Tard declare'
satisfaction with the results on Feb.
The long-awaited announcement'
of the dates of the new Summer
Term was made on Feb. 28. The be-
g inning of the first class was set for
June 15. Two one-day vacations
were provided for the regular length
Germinating from a small-party
at Abe Lincoln Cooperative House,
the Bember Scholarship-idea-a fund
to purchase a bomber for the Army-
won President Ruthven's approval
on March 3. Art Rude, '42, chairman
of the Bomber-cholarship Fund,
was told to go ahead with plans for
parties and dances.
A solution for housing-short Ypsi-
lanti and Ann Arbor was presented
in detail to the National Resources
Planning Board by Prof. Jean He-
brard of the architectural school and
his classes. A model community, the
Lomber City, was planned by art
school classes to provide a basis for
housing the war workers pouring
into this area to work at Willow
Run. The community would be built
between Ypsilanti and Belleville.
The model community would be
composed of 10,000 homes, all of
them built to Federal Housing Au-
thority specifications, at a cost of
less than $5,000 per unit. The coun-
ty government unqualifiedly opposed
i .
Dental students were urged to stay
in school on, March 12 by Dean Rus-
sel W. Bunting of the dental school.
A tremendous shortage of dentistsI
for the armed forces makes their
graduation imperative, he said.
Slapping hard at the traditional
college lounge-lizard type, Col.
William A. Ganoe, new head of
the ROTC, on March 29 demanded
a compulsory physical education
program for the students. The
campus reacted to the label at-
tached to them in the strongly-
worded Michigan Technic article.
Tl e University began immedi-
ate consideration of the widely
putlicized physical training pro-
gram which was aimed at putting
students into commando physical
condition. It resulted in the PEM
program for men.
Replacing the defunct Committee
of 1942, a Student War Board with
carte-blanche powers was appointed
from campus leaders on March 31.
The new board immediately went to
work, declaring that all organiza-
tions wishing to hold campus affairs
of any kind must have its approval.
Another action was to begin a statis-
tical survey of campus organizations
and their work.
A reservoir of officer material for
the Navy was established with the
formation of a V-1 Naval Reserve
on campus. Enlistments in V-1 will
be accepted from freshmen and
sophomores. At the end of their
sophomore years they will be given
a qualifying examination for V-7
deck officers program or V-5 naval
aviation cadets training. If a stu-
dent does not pass the examination
he is inducted into the Navy as an
apprentice seaman on active duty.
V-7 enlistees will be allowed to fin-
ish school and V -5 men will stay in
school until they are called.
A serious student body attended
the first1 Iichigan Post-War Coun-
cil program on April 17. The
newly organized Post-War Coun-
cil presented a comprehensive pro-
gram of discussion of reconstrue-

ing. Later discussion panels were
Kenneth Morgan, director of the
Student Religious Association-the
first conscientious objector to war
on the University faculty-was ap-
pointed head of a C.O. camp in New
Hampshire on May 14. Morgan left
to take over his new job immediately.
Lounge-lizardf were to become
an extinct species on the Michigan
campus as the Regents approved
on May 16 a physical education
program of four-and-one-half
hours of exercise a week for men.
The Re erts .specified that PEM
should begin in the Summer Term
and that all men eligible to be
drafted or in any reserve program
should be enrolled. ..Colonel sa-
noc's vitriolic criticism of colleges
had borne fruit.
Two thousand University men and
women graduated on May 30 into a
world torn by war. President Ruth-
ven warned them of their solemn
obligations and duties in his con-
mencement address.
Through the Summer Term stu-
dents boiled in the sun getting in
their PEM requirements. A new
Army Enlisted Reserve was set up
to allow students to finish school.
Housing became more and more
difficult to find as fall approached.
Large influxes of war workers took
up every bit of slack. The functional
organizations set up by the Univer-
sity carried on the work through the
summer, working towards victory.

Feb. 13.-A Victory Book Cam-
paign to give fighting men reading
for their leisure was started with
boxes placed at strategic points.
tion with Dr. Francis McMahon of
Notre Dame University, Prof. J.
DIuald Kingsley of Antipeh Col-
lege ard President Ruthven speak-

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Feb. 16.--Coach Herbert O. Cris-
ler and George Ceithaml register
under the Selective Service Act.
evenings to save electricity and to
keep the girls physically fit. Im-
mediate protests from students
made the League Council recon-
sider the love speed-up edict.
The responsibility for the act
bounded around campus like an
over-active tennis ball in the fol-
lowing days. But the decree with-
sted pub-lic pressure as the
League Council reaffirmed its de-
sire to bring the war home to the
students. Closing hours are now
12:30 a.m. for Friday night dates.
Off to Kelly Field, Texas, at the
end of the month went the first air

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Jan. 10.-Marine Lieut. George
H. Cannon's death was announced.
He w s later awarded the Congres-
monal Medal of Honor.
CeOps unit from a college-the Wol-
v:rine Squadron. The announce-
nct of its formation appeared on
lieb. 15.
Gravely answering questions
-;;-ut their personal skills, ste
t-ents and faculty registered for
thsecond draft on Feb. 16. In
-i= i -fnllard Alumni Memorial
Hal]. men stood in line to sign
their draft registrations with a
i uii realization of the importance
of fighting for the nation.
Criticism of the war efforts of
American colleges created a stir on
the Michigan campus when the re-
sults of a poll by the Chicago Daily
Maroon were published on the day
after the registration. The colleges
were severely indicted for substitut-
ig fancy names for much-needed
war courses.
Michigan's reply came from Prof.
Harlow Heneman, executive director
of the University War Board, who


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