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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUESDAY, MARCH 16,

Thomas Ybarra
Will Speak on
Latin America
Correspondent Has
Had Wide Experience
In Venezuela, Europe
The famous Young Man from Ca-
racas, Thomas Russell Ybarra, will
speak on "Latin America Tommorow"
at 8:15 p.m. Thursday in Hill Auditor-
ium in the season's final lecture of
the Oratorical Association Series.
For many years Latin-American
correspondent of the New York Times
and European editor of Colliers for
seven years, Ybarra is perhaps best
known as the author of his autobi-
ography, "Young Man of Caracas."
Ybarra's early years were divided
between the unstable atmosphere of
Caracas, capital of Venezuela and
center of revolutionary activities, and
praparatory schools in Boston.
With this varied background he
turned to newspaper work, equipped
with an understanding of the peoples
of both North and Latin America.
After two years in Berlin and a
year in London as correspondent for
the New York Times, he was sent on
a roving commission by the Times
and traveled widely in Europe, Asia,
and Latin-America.
In 1931 Ybarra went to Colliers as
the European Editor. He held this
post until 1938 when he returned to
the Times' foreign staff and was as-
signed to South America.
During 1940 he was a commentator
for the National Broadcasting Com-
pany, and since then has devoted all
of his time to writing and lecturing.
His best-selling autobiography tells
of his unusual life resulting from the
marriage of his parents, a Boston
belle and General Alejandro Ybarra,
Cabinet minister, military governor
of Caracas, and governor of six of
Venezula's states.
"America Faces South" is a collec-
tion of his newspaper and magazine
articles from South America, and an
earlier book, "Bolivar, the Passionate
Warrior," deals with one of Latin-
America's greatest heroes.
University Band
To Hold Spring
Convert April I
April 1 is the date which has been
set for the University Band's annual
spring concert, William D. Revelli,
conductor of University bands, an-
nounced yesterday.
There has been no special theme
arranged for the concert, but the
band is rehearsing a program which
will include compositions by Bach,
Wagner, Weber, Rimsky-Korsakov,
Morton,.Gould, and others.
The spring concert, always one of
the highlights of the band's activi-
ties for the year, is made even more
important this year because of the
loss to the band of over 25 men now
in the armed services, and the re-
sulting difficulty of maintaining a
traditionally fine Michigan band,
Professor Revelli said.
He added, however, that the 1943
Michigan Band more than makes up
in spirit what it lacks in numbers,
and the concert should in every way
live up to the standards set by other
University bands.
Dr. Cullis Will Speak
To Women on Saturday
Dr. Winifred Cullis of the British
Information Service will give an ad-
dress before the American Associa-+
tion of University Women at 3:30

p.m. Saturday, in the Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre. Miss Cullis is now
touring the United States follow-
ing a trip to England.
FARM PLANS TO BE MADE
EAST LANSING, March 15.-OP)-
The Farm and Home Safety Confer-
ence scheduled at Michigan State
College March 25 will feature prob-
lems of farm safety growing out of
the wartime trend to greater use of
mechanical and electrical equipment;
resulting from labor shortages.

Undersea inspecion- a 4uk.

A British Navy diver descends into the harbor of Tobruk to inspect
wreck of the Italian tanker in background which was blasted by U.S.
Liberator bombers.
END OF A JOURNEY:
Child Guidance Group Makes-
Requs to State for Abolition

By VIRGINIA ROCK
After seven years of operation, the
Michigan Child Guidance Institute,
created to study causes of child delin-
quency and to improve treatment of
delinquents, sent a request recently to
the state legislature for its own aboli-
tion.
Prof. Lowell J. Carr, director of the
Institute, pointed out that this sec-
tion is expected to reduce conflict in
the child welfare field and to clear
the way for an enlarged and more
economical treatment program by the
State Hospital Commission's child
guidance clinics, as well as to make
possible more scientific studies of
delinquency by the University.
The Institute, after about five years
of study, has pioneered in the study
of delinquency factors in two war
areas-Monroe East Side and Willow
Run.
Between 23,000 and 27,000 boys and
girls under 17 are handled every year
by Michigan's 83 juvenile courts or
by probation officers, said Prof. Carr.
"With every boom and with every war
crisis more and more children tend to
become delinquent," he added. "In
the present crisis this tendency is ap-
pearing first in war production cen-
ters and in communities near army,
naval or air camps."
The Institute, while requesting its
own abolition, listed 23 specific rec-
ommendations in a report to Gov.
Harry F. Kelly Feb. 17, 1943. Included
among them were the formulation of
a children's code, the expansion of
the supervisory functions of the
court, the establishment of Boys' Vo-
Ariy Asks Hunters
To Give Up Guns
Collection of 12 gauge pump and
automatic shotguns for the use of the
War Department began yesterday in
Ann Arbor as part of a nation-wide
drive.
The guns are needed for the train-
ing of gunners in Flying Fortresses
and anti-aircraft gunners. Sports-
men are asked to donate or sell their
guns to the War Department because
of a shortage of these weapons.
Guns should be left with the re-
ceiving agent at the Ann Arbor Police
Department. Owners wishing to sell
may set their own price, under $42.50,
or authorize the Ordnance Inspector
to assign a price. Only 12 gauge
pump and automatic shotguns are
acceptable. They should be turned
in before March 27.

cational Schools and Girls' Training
Schools for the training of juvenile
delinquents, County Child Welfare
Boards, and the passing of legislation
to create a State Housing Authority.
The Institute was operated on an
annual budget from the state and ad-
ministered by an executive board.
Members of the board include Prof.
Carr of the sociology department,
Prof. Willard C. Olson of the School
of Education, Mrs. Emma Dawson,
mental hygienist, Prof. Howard Y.
McClusky of the School of Education,
Prof.,Charles H. Griffitts, psychology
department, Prof. Raymond W; Wag-
goner, psychiatry, and Dr. Edward W.
Blakeman, counselor in religious edu-
cation.
The abolition of the Institte is
expected to take effect July 1, 1943.
Mlilitary Map
Course Given
A B.A. degree, the ability to assume
responsibility, and a desire to render
service are the prerequisites set up
by the Army Map Service for the 13-
week Military Map Making course
now offered by the government.
Forty-two students are taking this
course through the University. Pro-
fessor R. L. Morrison of the College
of Engineering is supervisor of the
course. Assistant Professors H. J.
McFarland and Edward Young, also
of the Celege of Engineering, teach
draftsmanship and aerial photogra-
phy respectively. Professor K. C. Mc-
Murry, head of the geography depart-
ment, teaches the actual map work.
There is a large and immediate
need for trained mapmakers. "Since
many men of the federal mapmaking
agencies have been lost or soon will
be lost to selective service several
hundred women replacements are
needed," states a bulletin issued by
the government.
Satisfactory work in the course
means almost certain placement. The
Civil Service Commission will furnish
a final test covering the material pre-
sented, and will place people accord-
ing to their ratings.
The person who completes the
course can qualify as an Engineering
Aide whose beginning salary is $1,800.
Opportunities for advancement are
excellent.
The course is planned on the as-
sumption that the backgrounds of
the students will differ widely, but
that all students will be of senior
college grade and will have the ability
to master new ideas with reasonable
facility assuming adequate instruc-
tion.
WPB Promises Plenty of
Glass Container Closures
WASHINGTON, March 15.-(P)-
The War Production Board today
promised housewives plenty of metal
closures and rubber rings for glass
containers for this year's expanded
canning program.
It removed all quota restrictions
on the manufacture of some types of
metal lids but continued a prohibi-
tion against the use of zinc.
Roswell C. Mower, director of the
WPB containers division, reported
the development of a "virtually fool-
proof" closure manufactured for the
first time in large quantities. He de-
scribed it as a three-piece unit com-
"n a i rrf ,.li, ,.i.ing

Degeneration
Of Agriculture
Seen by Hoover
Says These Forces
Must Be Stopped if
We Are To Win War
DES MOINES, Iowa, March 15.-
(A')- Former President Herbert Hoo-
ver said tonight "there are symptoms
of a dangerously degenerating agri-
culture that must be stopped" if we
are to win the war-and the peace.
"Unlike our case in the war 25 1
years ago, we have today at work in
America uncanny parallels with the
same degenerative forces that have
been so disastrous in Europe," the
nation's World War 1 Food Admin-
istrator declared in an address pre-
pared for a conference of midwestern
state officials.
Hoover spoke over a statewide radio
hookup (8-8:30 p.m. Central War
Time) at the conclusion of the all-
day conference called by Iowa's Gov-
ernor B. B. Hickenlooper to discuss
the problem of boosting the nation's
food production in the face of farm
labor and machinery shortages. At-
tending the conference were gover-
nors of eight corn-belt states and
representatives of four others.
Hoover compared this nation's
present food situation to the condi-
tions that existed in European coun-
tries at the time of the last war and
declared that it was the food short-
age abroad that decided the outcome
of the conflict.
Mill Speaks on
Japan at Post
War Discussion
In a panel discussion on Post-War
Japan at 4:30 p.m. yesterday in the
League, Edward W. Mill of the De-
partment of Political Sciencesaid,
"The length of the war will have a
great influence on the peace. We
must make the most intelligent peace
that we can."
Other speakers at the meeting were
Professor Hemut G. Callis, Depart-
ment of Economics, and Professor
Joseph K. Yamagiwa of the Japanese
Department.
-Noteworthy was the fact that over
50% of the group present were ser-
vice men.
Men 17 to 20
May Apply for
Navy V-12 Test
(continued from Page 1)
though no guarantee is given, the
Navy will try to respect each sudent's
preference for assignment to colleges.
The college training to be given
under the V-12 program will vary ac-
cording to the degree of specializa-
tion.
For general duty, four terms of 15
weeks each will be provided. More
specialized training will require from
six to 12 terms.
At the conclusion of college work
the students will be given special
naval instruction leading to commis-
sions.
To be eligible for the preliminary
screening examination an applicant:
Must have reached his 17th birth-
day but not his 20th by July 1, 1943;
Must be either a high school or
preparatory school graduate whether

or not he is attending college;
If still in high school, must be a
senior who will graduate by July 1;
If not a high school graduate must
be in an accredited college or univer-
sity.
Additional qualifications for the
screening examination are: an appli-
cant must be a male citizen of the
United States; must be morally and
physically qualified, including a min-
imum uncorrected vision of 18-20 in
each eye; must be unmarried and
agree to remain unmarried until com-
missioned; and must show evidence
of potential officer qualifications, in-
cluding appearance and scholarship
records.

World-famous Nelson Eddy, bari-
tone veteran of the stage, screen, and
radio, will conclude this year's Choral
Union concert series when he ap-
pears here at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in
Hill Auditorium.
Eddy's life is an American success
story of heart-warming degree. He
has advanced from a penniless copy-
reader and newspaper reporter who
had to quit school at the age of four-
War Problem s
O0f Minorities
ITo Be Discussed
A Symposium dealing with the con-
tributions and problems of various
national and minority groups in the
war will be sponsored by the Inter-
Racial Association at 7:45 p.m.
Thursday in the Michigan Union.
Speakers at the meeting will be
Dr. David S. K. Dai, speaking for
China; Syed Kadri, speaking for
India; Rabbi Jehudah M. Cohen, di-
rector of the Hillel Foundation, dis-
cussing the Jewish group, and Rev.
C. W. Carpenter. Prof. A. K. Stevens
of the English department will act
as chairman.
Each of the speakers will give a
short talk on the problems'and pos-
sible post-war problems of his re-
spective group and then the meeting
will be thrown open for discussion
and questions from the floor.
The Inter-Racial Association is
a University-approved organization
which was organized last spring in
order to combat prejudice and dis-
crimination against minorities on
campus.
Frosh Positions
Are Announced
Jean Gaffney Elected
New General Chairman
Jean Gaffney, Delta Gamma, was
announced general chairman yester-
day following last week's petitioning
and interviewing for Freshman Pro-
ject executive positions.
Ruth Ann Bales, Delta Gamma,
was chosen as publicity chairman and
Shirley Sickels, Kappa Kappa Gam-
ma, was appointed entertainment
head. The latter's pssistant will be
Shirly Cobb, an Alpha Phi.
Betsy Perry, Pi Beta. phi, will be
hostess, assisted by Jo Ann Bush,
Gamma Phi Beta.
Alene Loeser, Alpha Epsilon Phi,
was made finance chairman, and
Dona Guimaraes, Jordan 'a. ll, was
chosen to be social secretary.
The project plans include enter-
taining the soldiers every week in the
League.
Prof. Slosson
To Talk Today
Professor Preston W. Slosson will
present his monthly survey of current
events at 4:15 p.m. today in the
Rackham Auditorium.
The uprising in France and the
United States' relations with Russia
will be two of the events which will be
discussed. This lecture is the last in
a series of six lectures of Current
Events sponsored by the American
Association of University Women.
Sigma Rho Tau To
Greet Newcomers
"Newcomers' Night" will be held
by Sigma Rho Tau, National Hon-
orary Speech Society for engineers,
at 7:30 p.m. today in Room 305 of

the Michigan Union.
Known as the "Stump Speakers
Society," Sigma Rho Tau offers pro-
fessional men a chance to carry on
speech practice through the discus-
sion of the problems of engineering,
technology, and citizenship.
The executive committee urges all
engineers who wish to become neo-
phytes in the organization to attend
the meeting tonight.

Nelson Eddy, Famed Baritone,
To Appear Here Tomorrow,

Prof . del Toro

teen to a singer of international
prominence.
He first achieved fame as a singer
when he won first place in a Phila-
delphia operatic contest. His prize
was the role of Amonarso in the per-
formance of "Aida" in which news-
papers reported, "He electrified the
audience."
After this initial success, Eddy, at1
the insistence of his closest friendN
and fellow musician, Edouard Lippe,'
traveled abroad to study foreign op-
eras. He lived a life of music, at-
tending operas day and night andl
learning the greatest opera roles in
their own languages.1
Upon returning to America, his
fame steadily grew under the guid-
ance of his manager, Arthur Judson.;
He advanced from recitals in smallt
towns to operas with orchestras, to{
concert tours, and finally to motion
pictures, when in 1935 he starred in
"Naughty Marietta."
This hit was followed by a series of1
other popular pictures such as1
"Sweethearts," "Rosalie," "Let Free-
dom Ring," Balalaika," and "Bitter-
sweet." "Sweethearts" was selected
by Photoplay Magazine as the best
pipture of the year for 1938 while
"Naughty Marietta" received the.
same award in 1935.
Another feature in the list of Eddy
accomplishments was his receipt from
the American Institute of Cinema-
tography its Award of Achievement
and Honorary Membership for 1939.
It was presented for his achievements
in advancing the standards of musi-
cal interpretation in motion pictures
and is the only award of its kind ever
given.
Positions Open
For Women
Interviews To Be Held
At League and WAB
Interviewing for positions on the
Women's War Council and Judiciary
Council will begin at 3:30 p.m. today
and continue until 5:30 p.m. in the
League. Coeds whose last name be-
gin with letters from A-G will be
interviewed today, H-N tomorrow,
O-T Thursday, and U-Z Friday.
The committee requests that coeds
do not substitute Friday for another
day unless it is unavoidable.
* * *
WAA BOARD JOBS OPEN
Interviewing for positions on WAA
Board will take place from 3 p.m.
to 5:30 p.m. today and tomorrow
only at the WAB. All those who
have petitioned for the jobs must be
interviewed at these times.
Painting Sold at Auctimon
LONDON, March 15. -(/1)- The
German-controlled Dutch newspaper
Het Vanderland reported that 150
pictures by Dutch and Flemish mas-
ters were sold at auction in Berlin
last month, the Dutch agency Aneta
reported tonight.E

Will Discuss
Cuban iCulture
Speaker, Native of
Cuba, Made Intensive
Study of Culture There
Professor Juliuo del Toro of the
Department of Romance Languages I
will discuss some of the cultural insti-a
tutions of Cuba, "Institutiones Cul-
turales de Cuba" at 4:15 p.m. today in
Room D, Alumni Memorial Hall.
Prof. del Toro. a native of Cuba,
has long been interested in this sub-
ject. On his last trip to Cuba he
made a special study of the cultural
institutions there. He is also one of
the few members in the United States
of the Academia de la Historia de
Cuba, one of the leading cultural
institutions there.
In his speech today he will discuss
the activities of such institutions as
the University of Havana, the Socie-
dad de Amigos del Pais, the National
Archives and the Academia de la
Historia de Cuba.
Dr. A. Herman
Will Give Last
French Lecture
Dr. Abraham Herman of the De
partment of Romance Languages wil
discuss "La Culture Francais en
Amerique" at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow in
Room D, Alumni Memorial Hall, the
last in the series of French lectures,
Dr. Herman will discuss the contri-
butions French culture has made In
the United States in the light of the
long Franco-American friendship.Ile,
will point out and evaluate the con-
tributions of French political thought
to the American revolutionary move-
ment.
He will then trace the contributions
of French culture in the United Stats
from that time to the present day,
and will give some estimate of th
influence of this culture on America4
customs and institutions.
Dr. Bean To Speak
At Pre-Med Meetm
Dr. J. W. Bean of the physiolog
department will speak and show
slides to the Pre-Medical Society on
the functions and activities of tiis
department as concerned with medi-
cal training at 8 p.m. today in the
Union.
Vocational Training Plan
For Veterans Is Passed.
WASHINGTON, March 15.-(P)--
Legislation }providing for vocational
training for disabled veterans of the
present world war was passed today
by the House and sent to President
Roosevelt.

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