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U.S. Post Office
Announces Rules
For Soldier Gifts

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Four Out Of Five Frosh
Men Take Math, Physics
Professor Van Duren Declares Males Are
Candidates For Services, Not Degrees

Cossack Chorus To Open
Annual Musical Program
On Hill Auditorium Stage

Government Urges Nation
To Write Armrd Forces
No Later Than Nov. 1
Mail Christmas
Packages Early
Playing Santa Claus to members of
the armed forces stationed abroad
will involve many restrictions and
precautions according to an an-
nouncement by the Post Office De-
Thedepartment, cooperating with
the War and Navy departments, has
released several instructions regard-
ing the packing and mailing of
Christmas gifts to soldiers, sailors
and marines serving on foreign con-
tinents and in Alaska.
In order that parcels may reach
addresses on time and in good condi-
tion postmasters are urging especially
that they be mailed promptly. Gifts
and cards should be mailed no later
than Nov. 1. Patrons are also re-
quested to endorse each gift "Christ-
mas parcel."
Since there is an urgent need for
shipping space to transport materials
directly essential to the war effort,
Christmas parcels exceeding the pres-
ent limit of 11 pounds in weight or 18
inches in length and girth combined
will not be accepted.
The War and Navy Departments
are asking the public to cooperate by
voluntarily restricting the size of
packages to that of an ordinary shoe
box and weighing six pounds. Patrons
are also requested to omit food and
clothing from parcels since members
of the armed forces are amply pro-
vided with these by the government.
Only one parcel will be accepted in
any one week when sent by or in be-
half of the same person or concern to
or for the same addressee.
Packages should be prepared care-
fully to sustain transporting, hand-
ling and any storage they may have
to undergo. Wrappings and contain-
ers must be durable enough to resist
pressure of other mail in the sacks
and of other sacks of mail. All pack-
ages will be subject to censorship and
delay in handling will be minimized
if parcel covers are secured so as to
permit ready inspection of the con-
No perishable matter should be in-
cluded in any parcel. Combination
packages should be tightly packed to*
prevent damaging of the wrapper.
Christmas boxes must be inclosed in
substantial containers. Candies in
pasteboard boxes should be inclosed
in wood, metal or corrugated paste-
Sealed packages of candy, cigars,
tobacco and toilet articles may be in-
closed within the parcels as parcel
post. Points and edges of sharp in-
struments such as razors should be
well protected to prevent injury to
postal employes and damage to cov-
All intoxicants, inflammable ma-
terials, poisons and compositions
which may be used to kill or injure
someone or damage the mails, are
Parcels should be addressed as fol-
lows: To men in the overseas army
they should include the name and
address of the sender, the name,
rank, army serial number, branch of
service, organization, A. P. O. num-
ber of the addressee and the post
office through which parcels are to
be routed.
To men in the Navy, parcels should
bear the name and address of sender,
the name, rank, or rating of the ad-
dressee and the naval unit or ship to
which he is assigned and post office
through which the parcels will pass.
For Marines overseas, parcels
should show rank and rating, full
name and U. S. M. C., with the unit
in care of the post master in New
York City or San Francisco, Calif.
Units within the United States may
be addressed direct, using name, rank,
organization and location.

Postage must be fully prepaid,
Stickers or labels resembling postage
stamps are not allowed on the out-
side of parcels. Inscriptions such as
"Merry Christmas" or "Happy New
Year" are permissible. Books may
bear simple dedicatory inscriptions
not of a nature of personal corre-
Gifts of more than ordinary value
should be insured and it is suggested
that articles of considerable value
also be sealed and sent first-class
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Freshmen 'Get
Sore--And Pots
Ain't No More
Freshman pots, dug out of the dim
past and streamlined from the formerj
drab grey to a conspicuous maize-
and-blue, sold like wild-fire for a day
but it didn't take the new frosh long
to catch on.
The pots-which sold for 75 cents
apiece-suddenly disappeared. Whe-
ther those who bought them were
ashamed of their color or the pres-
sure from the non-purchasing group
brought on the disappearance isn't
But at the Freshman Union Smok-
er last week in the Union-tradition.-
ally known for its speeches-there
wasn't a pot to be seen among the
lit and engineering freshmen present.
The move by upper-classmen to
slap a pot on the head of every be-
wildered freshman was planned in
advance. The Men's Judiciary Council
had made arrangements for the sale
of the pots as early as last spring,
Harold Trick, manager of. the store
handling the pots, said.
All sales were handled by The Wol-
verines, something new on campus
this year. Proceeds were to go to
Michigan cheerleaders but no reason
was advanced in explanation of this
Freshmen reported that they were
threatened with a paddling and "you
won't get out of the Union without
'em" last Monday during Orientation.
The result-more than 700 freshmen
bought the dazzling maize-and-blue
pots in one day's rush.
People began to object and The
Daily investigated. An editorial terse-
ly announced that pots were not com-
So the freshmen stood, like Dan'l
Webster, on their constitutional
rights. They didn't want to be both-
ered with pots-not with a war on.
They're up here for more serious
stuff, they'll tell you. Just ask them.
Navy To Organize Club
For Reserve Members
The U.S. Navy soon will organize
on this campus a Navy Club for men
enrolled in its V-i, V-5 and V-7 pro-
To prepare enrollees for future
service, the Navy will provide club
members with speakers and pamphlet
material about naval history, cus-
toms, seamanship and ordnance.

Urged by their President to seek an
"education for life,not for death,"
hundreds of literary college freshmen
are nevertheless signing up for war
courses which they otherwise would
never have considered. And whether
they will leave the University as well
versed in the humanities as were
their predecessors, remains specula-
Eighty per cent of the men in the
literary college freshman class, ac-
cording to Prof. Arthur Van Duren,
chairman of the college's academic
20,000 Students
Receive Loans
For Education
Fund Set Up By Congress'
Helps American Youth
To Train For Warfare
Twenty thousand students attend-
ing 240 colleges and universities
throughout the country are receiving
assistance from the $5,000,000 loan
fund set up by Congress to speed up
the education of technicians for em-
ployment in the war effort, the US.
Office of, Education disclosed last
About $4,000,000 has already been
allotted to institutions which offer
an accelerated program-that is, an
academic schedule providing over a
12-month period one-third more work
than- in a ,nornal school year-in
these fields: engineering, chemistry,
physics, medicine '(including veterin-
ary), dentistry and, pharmacy. The
other $1,000,000 is being distributed
to. schools which inaugurate such a
program this fall.
To be eligible for a loan a student
must attend a degree-granting- insti-
tution which is approved by the Of-
fice of Education as having an accel-
erated program and he must be with-
in two years of completing his edu-
cation in one of the specified courses.
He must maintain a satisfactory
standard of scholarship, agree to ac-
cept employment in the war effort if
offered him and be in need of assis-
If these qualifications are met,
loans will be made to the student in
an amount equal to his fees and tui-
tion plus $25 a month and will not
exceed $500 to any one student in a
12-month period. Loans are legalized
by notes made payable to the Treas-
urer of the United States and carry
an interest rate of 21/2 per cent a year.,
Notes are cancelled if a student is
drafted before completing his course
or if he suffers total and permanent
disability or in case of death. .

counselors, are enrolled in mathe-
matics or physics or both.
"Male students can no longer con-
sider themselves candidates for de-
grees," Professor'Van Duren asserted.
"From now on and for the duration
they are candidates for the nation's
armed forces."
All men students whose high school
records indicate an aptitude for these
studies will be required to include
them in their course schedules, ac-
cording to Professor Van Duren.
Results of new aptitude tests which
were given to the new class, which
will be available in a few days, will
be used later to guide students into
ar-important studies and to rectify
any errors resulting from advice given
to students on the basis of their high
school records.
Mathematics, physics and map-
reading, along with English, Profes-
sor Van Duren declares, are the most
important tools a young man can take
with him into the armed forces. Re-
quiring students who have ability in
these fields to take such courses, he
says, will not only enhance their
value to the armed services but will
also make them much more likely
candidates for officers' training.
New Lectures
To Probe War,
Peace Ideals
Experts To Lead Course
Of Unique Discussions
On Post-War Problems
Problems of the war and of the
peace will be the subject of a unique
course, Social Studies 93, to be stud-
ied by junior and senior students
who wish to gain a comprehensive
knowledge of the principles necessary
to maintain a permanent peace after
the war.
The course, given inter-departmen-
tally in the literary college, will be for
two hours credit, and will consist of
lectures. The class will meet on Tues-
days and Thursdays at 2 p. m. in
Room C, Haven Hall.
Lectures by experts on economics,
political science, geography, sociol-
ogy and history will give a balanced
outline of the various problems which
will become important after the ces-
sation of hostilities.
The emphasis of the new course
will be on the general outlines of the
problems rather than on any specific
blueprint proposed as a solution to
the problems of peace. An integral
part of the course will be a discussion
of the broad peace aims of the bel-
The causes of the present war will
be outlined to give a clear view of the
problems which must be faced at the
conclusion of the war. From this be-
ginning the topics will turn to the
general ideas for maintaining peace
permanently. More specific problems
will be treated by lectures in special-
ized fields.
Designation of the chairman of the
course is yet lacking. Specific details
will be released later.
Other courses given by the Uni-
versity which were intended to pro-
vide a study of the problems of war
and peace were History 146 and 147,
taught by Prof. Howard A. Ehrmann.
At the present time Prof. Ehrmann
is serving in the Navy.

Reconstructio n
Is Main Study
Of New Group

Concert Stars


Post-War Council

Will Hold Seminars,
The Michigan Post-War Council,
founded last April to stimulate stu-
dent interest in problems of recon-
struction, will continue its program
intended to, further discussion and
study of post-war needs.
Plans for this semester include
seminar groups to discuss post-war
affairs, the organization of Michigan
college groups into a state-wide Post-
War Council and the adoption of a
set of principles.
Throughout the summer the Post-
War Council held weekly meetings
conducted by authoritative speakers.
After short introductory talks the
group, through questions and opin-
ions, analyzed such problems as the
future of capitalism in the post-war
world and the settlement of the In-
dtan problem.
A New Aim
A new aim is the proposed state-
wide collegiate Post-War Council.
Leaders of the Council have to com-
plete the organization of 29 colleges
by December. After the initial organi-
zation is completed a state-wide
meeting of delegates will be held.
Adoption of a set of principles is
an attempt to formulate some policy
resulting from general agreements at
the long series of meetings since the
Council's inception. ,
The principles which are expected
to be approved are: that diligent
planning for a peaceful post-war
world is necessary in addition to win-
ning the military war; that there
should be rational social, political and
economic reconstruction to render
war unnecessary; that every human
being should have the right to free
personal development; that all pro-
ductive work be rewarded on the ba-
sis of work accomplished; and that
the Post-War Council will hold itself
morally obliged to act on these prin-
Open To Any Person
The Post-War Council's meetings
are open to any person wishing to at-
tend them. Membership on the Coun-
cil itself is open to any interested per-
son and to the delegates of campus
The initial program at the time of
the Council's formation in April was
a three-day post-war conference.
Featured speakers were President
Alexander G. Ruthven, Dr. Francis
McMahon of Notre Dame University
and Prof. J. Donald Kingsley of Anti-
och College.
The meeting was attended by hun-
dreds of students, both in the lectures
and the discussion panels following
the speeches. The Post-War Council
organized itself into a permanent
group at that time to continue work
which had already won nation-wide
Large attendance to the meetings
continued through the summer term
when students and faculty members
spoke to furnish discussion subjects.

conductor of the Boston Symphony
Orchestra, will bring his organiza-
tion to Ann Arbor on Dec. 9.
* * *

mezzo-soprano, will sing here Octo-
ber 29, in Hill Auditorium.
* * * '

Serge Jaroff Will Conduct
Choral Group In First
Of Ten Presentations
Soloists, Orchestras
Also On Program
Serge, Jaroff will bring his Don
Cossack Chorus to the Hill Auditor-
ium stage on Oct. 20 when the sixty-
fourth annual Choral Union Series
continues its annual "the best in mu-
sic" treat for music-lovers.
Maintaining the high standard of
presentations of former years, the
University Musical Society has an-
nounced ten numbers for the current
series, six of which will be solo reci-
tals by eminent celebrities of inter-
national reputation, an outstanding
choral organization, and three major
symphonies and orchestras.
Serge Jaroff, world-famous choral
conductor, welded his group together
from soldiers of the National Army
who were imprisoned during the Rus-
sian Revolution. Exiled from Mother
Russia and traveling on League of
Nations transports, they have toured
the world giving concerts in Europe,
England, Australia and America, and
their record of more than 4,000 con-
certs has never been equalled.
Mezzo-Soprano Here
Gladys Swarthout, whose voice has
thrilled audiences in great metropoli-
tan centers all over the world, will
present the second of the Choral Un-
ion Concerts Oct. 29. American by
birth and training, she occupies a
foremost place at the Metropolitan
Opera and has participated in major
capacities in practically all the other
more important American opera com-
panies. Miss Swarthout appeared
once before in Ann Arbor in the May
Festival, but this is her first appear-
ance in the Choral Union Series.
Artur Rodzinski and his Cleveland
Orchestra are no strangers to Ann
Arbor audiences and will thrill them
once again on Nov. 8 with superb
music. Mr. Rodzinski has been at
the helm of this band of players for
nearly a decade and each season tours
a large portion of the country, always
bettering his already fine reputation.
First heard in Paris at the age of
sixteen, Albert Spalding's career has
since then been one of successive tri-
umphs. An American by birth, his
achievements have been recognized
throughout the musical world, and he
is one of Europe's favorite visiting
artists. He will appear on Nov. 19.
Beethoven Interpreter
Artur Schnabel's brilliant Beetho-
ven interpretations have won for
him international recognition as the
greatest living interpreter of this
composer. He will appear in Ann
Arbor Thursday, Dec. 3.
On Dec. 9, Serge Koussevitsky
and his Boston Symphony Orchestra
will appear before Ann Arbor audi-
ences for the 12th consecutive time.
Performing here for the first time in
1890, they appeared occasionally until
1930, since which time they have been
annual visitors.
Josef Hoffman, noted pianist, who
will open the new year with a concert
Jan. 18, has been referred to asthe
"youngest old man"~ in concert busi-
Heifetz Returns
Ann Arbor audiences will welcome
Jascha Heifetz back to the scene of
many of his earlier triumphs when he
appears here in the Choral Union
Series Feb. 16.
Sir Thomas Beecham, Guest Con-
ductor for the Detroit Symphony Or-
chestra, will appear in Ann Arbor for
the first time March 2.
Nelson Eddy, as American music
ambassador-at-large, has a "voice
heard round the world." Six feet tall,
blond and athletic, he is typically

American and, in addition to his sing-
ing career, possesses distinctive gifts
for acting. His appearance on March
17 will close the Choral Union Series
for the season.
Season tickets for the series may
be obtained by writing to Dr. Charles
A. Sink, University Musical Society,
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor.
Those who wish to attend are urged
to purchase their tickets as soon as
possible to avoid the rush.
In addition to the Choral Union
Series, the University Musical Society

Union Set To Serve Michigan
Men With Club Like' Facilities

Incoming freshmen and transfer
students had their first chance to be-
come acquainted with the Michigan
Union last week, but along with the
upperclassmen they will find the
facilities of the Union admirably
adopted to constant use throughout)
the year.
Aside from the guest room facili-
ties, the Union offers members the
use of the two tap-room cafeterias,
the dining room, Ann Arbor's largest
Wartime Radio
WHilBe Tauorht
Prof. Abbott Will Instruct
'Art Of AirPropaganda'
The speech department is offering
a new course this fall which is de-
signed to acquaint speech students
with the art of radio propaganda,
according to Prof. Waldo Abbot who
directs the broadcasting.
The new course which is called
Wartime Radio Programs will feature
two aspects of broadcasting in the
The first aspect will deal with the
radio as a military weapon. Mr. Ab-
bot has been very fortunate in obtain-
ing from the British Intelligence
Service the results of their research
on the use of the radio by the Ger-
mans in the advance of military

barber shop, a swimming pool, steam
bath, bowling alleys, pool room, bil-
liards and ping pong, the Pendleton
reading library, and rooms for stu-
dent offices and meetings.
To obtain membership advantages,
male students have only to present
their cashier's receipt stub at the un-
dergraduate offices between 3 and 5
p. m, any afternoon.
Housed in first floor offices, the
Union staff steers many campus ac-
tivities and services and furnishes
students with any information de-
sired about the University or Union.
Donald C. West, '43E, and Edward
R. Holmberg, Jr., '43, are president
and secretary of the Union staff.
Members of the Junior staff, which
handles all Union social, recreational
and scholastic functions, are Marvin
L. Borman, '44, David F. Striffler,
'44, Richard C. Ford, '44, Arthur J.
Geib, '44E, Burnett H. Crawford, '44,
Alan E. Brandt, '44, Robert B. Shott,
,44E, Charles M. Dotterrer, '44E, Rob-
ert L. Schwyn, '44, and Herbert S.
Heavenrich, '44E.
Some of the larger projects spon-
sored each year by the Union include
a Union Formal, "Coke" Bars, a book
exchange, and week-end dances. War
activities such as a blood bank have
also been handled during the past
Second semester freshmen are ad-
vised that they are now eligible, if
proper grades have been attained,
to "try out" for the Union staff. Of-
fering numerous opportunities for ex-
ecutive and business training, the
rta,.ffmnrovidpsA P lmtn. training nr

'The Raven' On Your Shoulder
War Dictates What To Wear
On Every U.S. College Campus

The war has had a hand in fash-
ioning almost all the clothes that
will be worn on college campuses
this year. It has made the U.S. Gov-
ernment the biggest fashion designer
of them all. Already, the War Pro-
duction Board has issued many cloth-
ing orders, including a ban on the
manufacture of the wasteful "loot
suit" with the drape shape.
WPB's simplification orders cover
many articles of masculine and fem-
inine apparel. Men's clothes must
be a little shorter, a little narrower
and a great deal simpler. Victory
suits, topcoats and overcoats are
being made without patch pockets,
trick backs, trouser cuffs, bolts and
pleats. Vests with double-breasted
suits, the extra pair of pants, full
dr-es coats. rmtawav and doubhle-

and brought back the classic silhou-
ette that is most adaptable to long
and varied wear. Skirts will be slim-
mer but the need be no shorter than
lengths shown last year. Some pleat-
ing or shirring is allowed in non-
woolen frocks, but there will be fewer
of these details in woolens.
French cuffs, leg o'mutton sleeves,
patch pockets, jacket dresses, reding-
otes, bolero dresses, belts wider than
two inches, are among the casualties.
Wool linings are banned from coats,
but brushed, felted or quilted cottons
and rayons can be used in their
place. Jackets will be shorter and
plainer. Three-piece ensembles can-
not be sold at all.
Relax, But Simply
Simnlificationnstretches all the

ductor of the Cleveland Symphony
Orchestra, which will appear Nov.
State Allocation
Gives Additional
Training Space
A $20,000 allocation from the state
war fund was approved yesterday to
provide the University with extra
training space for specialists in the
Army and Navy.
It was reported, that the money
would be used to convert the "U"
shaped court formed by the West
Engineering Building and Engineer-
ing Building Annex into 1,000 square
feet of floor space, This would be
accomplished by installing a roof, a
temporary floor and building one
wall to fill in the top of the "U."
However, both Dean Ivan C. Craw-
ford of the engineering school and
Prof. Lewis M. Gram of the civil
engineering department, although
they knew that the petition had been
submitted, denied knowledge of any
definite plans for such a building.
President Alexander G. Ruthven ex-
plained that, "The funds are to be
used to provide added training space
requested by the Army and Navy,"
but he did not know any of the de-

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