THE MICHIGAN DAILY
DEFENDS PRECOCITY REWARD:
Edmonson Endorses Combined
High Schooi=College YeafrPlan
Elliott Roosevelt Gets Flying Cross
DALY 'U FFICIAL BULL TIN
Answering the storm of criticism
and misunderstanding that has fol-
lowed the National Policies Commis-
sion's plan to combine the senior high
school and freshman college year for
selected 17 year old boys, Dean J. B.
Edmonson of the education school
recently issued an article endorsing
Published in the December 26 issue
of "School and Society" is Dean Ed-
monson's reply upholding the Com-
mission's plan on the basis that stu-
dies have revealed many students
capable of undertaking college work
at this age.
Other favorable arguments stated
are that boys who have completed
a college year are more likely to be,
among those selected by the Army to
return to the universities for techni-
cal training, and are also more likely
to be among, those selected for the
officer training programs. Also the
resolution is hoped to have a favor-
able effect on both secondary schools
and college programs.
Dean Edmonson states that the
Commission carefully weighed the
pros and cons of the problem before
The deadline for the Michigan
Technic's December Ethics contest
has been extended to Jan. 5. All
entries are to be submitted to the
Technic office, 3036 East Engi-
neering Building. Further infor-
mation can be obtained from
the editorial director.
presenting it, and after careful studyj
felt justified in the recommendation.
Most of the criticism that arose was
a result of misunderstandings, ac-
cording to Dean Edmonson, for some
stories carried headlines which im-
plied that the Commission was rec-
ommending the admission of every
17 year old boy, and other stories im-
plied that the Commission had passed
legislation that high schools and col-
leges had to accept.
More legitimate charges were that
the proposal might undermine confi-
dence of students in the value of the
senior year of high school, might
draw leadership from senior class re-
sulting in a loss to the other students,
and that the senior year in many
,high schools is the most valuable year
and likely to be more valuable than
the first year of work in the tradi-
tional college. However, Dean Edmon-
son explains, the Commission consid-
ered these unfavorable probabilities
before deciding that the arguments!
in favor were greater.
Endorsing Dean Edmonson's views,
are opinions of other educators in-
cluded in the article. One of these,
Dr. Edmund Day, President of Cornell
University, expressed the following in
a news release:
"It will give young men a 'toe-hold'
in college before they enter military
service. They will receive training
which will be invaluable to them in
the armed services, and will receive
a taste of education which will help
to avoid a 'break' in college education
in this country."
Maj.-Gen. James Doolittle (left), chief of all air operations in
North Africa, pins the distinguished flying cross on Army Lieut.-Col.
Elliott Roosevelt (right), a son of the President, for reconnaissance
work over enemy territory. This picture was sent by radio from
London to the United States.
LEARN HONORABLE TONGUE:
Japanese Language Program
to Use Dr. Yamagiwa's B.ook
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Naval Architecture and Marine En-
All members of the Cercle Francais
will meet at Spedding's Studio, 619 E.
Liberty, on Tuesday, January 5, at
5:15 p.m. for the Ensian picture to be
taken. Please be prompt.
All League House Presidents are re-
quested to come to the Undergraduate
Office of the League on Tuesday be-
tween 3:00 and 5:45 p.m.
University of Michigan Women's
Glee Club rehearsal at usual time
Monday, Jan. 4, at 4:00 p.m. in the
Kalamazoo Room of the League.
The Women's Rifle Club will meet
Monday, January 4, at 3:30 p.m. in
the W. A. B. The purpose of the meet-
ing is to sign up for hour shooting
The Women's Research Club will
meet on Monday, Jan. 4, in the Westj
Lecture Room, Rackham Bldg., atj
7:30 p.m. Dr. Tegualda Ponce will
E. W. Nelson
E. William Nelson of Ann Arbor
who graduated from the University
in 1924 was named acting commis-
sioner of the state banking depart-
ment yesterday by Governor Harry
F. Kelly. He will succeed Maurice C.
Eveland of Mayville.
Nelson, an Ann Arbor resident for
22 years, has served under nine gov-
ernors in the state banking depart-
ment. He first joined the department
in 1924 as an examiner.
Since 1939 he has served as deputy
bank commissioner through two ad-
Nelson is the father of two Univer-
sity graduates. He has served in addi-
tion to deputy bank commissioner as
chief bank examiner for the state.
Nelson's banking experience has in-
cluded the bank holiday period dur-
ing the depression followed by new
periods of solvency through general
reorganization. He has seen the be-
ginning and near conclusion of the
period of liquidation in banking.
speak on "Public Health Problems
and Health Legislation in Chile."
The Regular Tuesday Evening Re-
corded Program in the Men's Lounge
of the Rackham Building at 8 o'clock
will be as follows: Handel: Water
Music Suite, Dohnanyi: Quartet No. 2
in D flat major, Bloch: Hebrew Rhap-
sody for Cello and Orchestra, Beetho-
ven: Violin Concerto in D major.
Bibliophiles will meet with Mrs.
Norman Anning, 1925 Packard, on
Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 2:30 p.m.
The Bookshelf and Stage section of
the Woman's Faculty Club will meet
with Mrs. J. M. Cork, 2034 Day St., on1
Tuesday, January 5, at 2:30 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church services
will be held at 10:30 a.m. today with
Rev. H. O. Yoder speaking on "That
Zion Lutheran Church will hold its
services at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Stell-
horn will speak on "When God Says
The Lutheran Student Association
will hold its fellowship dinner at 5:30
p.m. today. Mr. Gail Potee will discuss
"India, Its Religion and Customs."
First Methodist Church and Wesley
Foundation: Morning Worship Ser-
vice at 10:40 o'clock. Or. Charles W.
Brashares will preach on "First
Things First." Wesleyan Guild meet-
ing at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Brashares will
speak on "Religious Myths." This is
the first meeting in a series on Com-
parative Religious. Fellowship Hour
and supper at 7:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church:
Church School at 9:30 a.m. 10:45
Morning worship. Subject of sermon
by Dr. L. A. Parr: "The New Year
According to You."'7:00 p.m. The Stu-
dent Fellowship and the Disciples
Guild will have a joint meeting in the
Congregational assembly room. Wil-
iam Muehl of the S.R.A. will
address on "Religion and
sion, and social hour.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Churclf:
The Rev. Henry Lewis, D.D., Rector;
The Rev. John G. Dahl, Curate. 8:00
a.m. Holy Communion; 11:00 a.m.,
Junior Church; 11:00 a.m., Holy
Communion and sermon by the Rev.
John G. Dahl; 5:00 p.m., Evening
Prayer; 6:00 p.m., Evening Prayer;
7:30 p.m., Canterbury Club (Harris
Hall). Dr. Lewis will lead the discus-
sion. Topic: "This Business of Mar-
riage": Tues., Jan. 5, Tea (Harris
Hall), 4:00 p.m.; Evening Prayer, 5:15
p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 6, Holy Com-
mumion, 7:30 a.m. (Harris Hall Cha-
pel); Thursday, Jan. 7, Holy Com-
munion, 7:30 a.m. (Harris Hall Cha-
pel); Friday, Jan. 8, Intercessions,
12:10 p.m.; Tea, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Memorial Christian Church (Disci-
ples) 10:45 a.m., Morning Worship.
Rev. Fred Cowin, Minister. 7:00 p.m.
Guild Sunday Evening Hour. Mr. Wil-
liam E. Muehl, acting director of the
Student Religious Association, will
speak to a joint meeting of Congrega-
tional and Disciple students at the
Congregational Church. The subject
will be "Religion and Liberal Educa-
tion." A social hour and refreshments
will follow the discussion.
First Presbyterian Church: Student
Bible Class at 9:30 a.m. under the
direction of Mr. Malan and Mr.
Morning Worship-10:45. "Hospi-
tality to the Highest", subject'of the
New Year's sermon by Dr. Lemon.
Westminster Student Guild-sup-
per at 6:00 p.m. followed by a meet-
ing in charge of the Reverend Willard
First Church of Christ, Scientist:
Sunday morning service at 10:30.
Subject: "God." Sunday School at
11:45 a.m. Free public Reading Room
at 106 E. Washington St., open every
day except Sundays and holidays
from 11:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; Sat-
urdays until 9:00 p.m.
By MARY BAKER
The expanded Japanese language
program here at the University will
make use of the newly published bok
"Modern Conversational Japanese"
edited by Dr. Joseph K. Yamagiwa of
the department of Oriental languages.
This book, rated as the most com-
prehensive text on spoken Japanese
yet published in America, is based on
the principle that the approach to
any language should be through the
It covers the materials of Dr. Yam-
agiwa's beginner's course in the Jap-
anese language setting forth the basic
concepts in as complete a manner as
The purpose of the book is to give
students an adequate conversational
ability in the modern informal Japa-
nese language as used by the middle
and higher than middle class in Tok-
yo. It is their language which is ac-
cepted as a standard in Japan.
Part I deals with pronunciation,
Union Life Member
Pins to Be Issued
part II presents an over-all view of
Japanese grammar, and part III takes
up the various modes of expressing
case, tense, voice, mood and so forth,
one by one. The inclusion of English
equivalents for all Japanese examples
given, makes the book particularly us-
able for unsupervised study.
Dr. Yamagiwa is an American citi-
zen of Japanese descent who was born
in Seattle, Washington. He received
his A.B. degree, magna cum laude,
from Bates College, Lewiston, Maine,
in 1928, and also holds an A.M. degree
in English and a Ph.D. in Oriental
Languages from the University of
Michigan where he is now an instruc-
tor in Oriental Languages.
He has traveled and studied in Ja-
pan and China under a fellowship
from Rockefeller Foundation, and was
a research student in the Literary
Department of Tokyo Imperial Uni-
He is the author of articles, both in
English and Japanese, on Shake-
speare, Gesner, "Wartime Japan,"
"Western Thinking on Japan" and on
various problems connected with Jap-
anese language teaching.
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ON STATE AT THE HEAD OF NORTH UNIVERSITY
This year's issue of the Union Life
Membership pin is now ready for dis-
tribution to qualified University men,
it was disclosed yesterday by Ed
Holmberg, '43, executive secretary of
Men who have successfully com-
pleted four years or who have paid
tuition for eight semesters in the Uni-
versity are entitled to a pin.
They will be ready after noon to-
morrow in the Basement Business
Office of the Union.
Men's Debate Team
Will Hold Meetings
Preparing for a new series of con-
tests, the Men's Debating Team will
hold its first 1943 session in two sec-
tions meeting at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow
and Tuesday, Coach Arthur Secord
Debates both here and away are
now being arranged with Western
Reserve, Albion, and the College of
Western Michigan on the question of
establishing a permanent federal
union from the United Nations, Dr.
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VOL. I, No. 17
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
JANUARY 3, 1943
Coach Oosterbaan's sopho-
mores poured points in for
the Wolverines . . . Don
Lund and Bob Wiese, both
of football fame, scored of-
ten ... Senior forward Leo
Doyle kept pace with his
last year's brand of ball to
worry the Fliers down floor
.:. .Michigan started the
season Dec. 8 with a shaky
36-31 victory over Michi-
gan State in a game the.
Wolverines didn't start
playing until the second
half . . . A week later the,
quintet came back with a
sound 42-32 win over Mar-
quette that looked better
. . . Playing the Selfridge
Fliers, a team of pros and
outstanding college players,
Michigan eked out a one-
point victory before Christ-
mas and then followed up.
with their impressive win
LOOMING on the hori-
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ity for many of them, Uni-
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'fought' a mock battle on
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battalions ... Protection of
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