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April

13

Exam Results
To Aid Student
To Find Place
In War Effort
Every Student Must Cooperate
In Order To Assure Sdccess
Every University coed will have an
opportunity to take comprehensive
aptitude and achievement tests at
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at Hill
Auditorium. it was announced yes-
terday at a meeting of the University
Women's House Presidents' Associ-
ation.
I'his testing program was planned
by the University through the Uni-
versity War Board and was recom-
mended by several groups of men
and women who wish to accelerate
their preparation for war service and
by the Women's War Program Com-
mittee.
Must Have Full Cooperation
Dean Alice C. Lloyd stressed to the
house presidents the importance of
every student taking part in the
testing program. She explained that
no accurate conclusions could be
achieved unless the program had the
full support of the University women.
"Contrary to rumors, these tests
are not being sponsored by the Army
or Navy. The University has taken
full responsibility and will shoulder
the expense in order to render the
greatest possible assistance to each
student and to aid the country in
meeting the grave problems of man-
power," Miss Lloyd said.
Mr. Clark Tibbitts, director of the
University War Board explained at
the meeting the details of the pro-
gram:
Each student will receive an appli-
cation card in two sections which is
to be filled out completely and re-
turned to the representative of each
house not later- than Tuesday, April
Tests To Start Promptly
The tests will start promptly at
the designated hour and continue
until 10:30 p.m.
All transfer strdents must appear
also for the second part df the exam-
ination at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April
15 in the Rackham Building Lecture
Hall. These tests will be over by
10:00 p.m.
The group of tests which will be
administered to the student body
has been assembled by persons in the
University who are thoroughly ac-
quainted with the use of these tests
in educational, occupational, and
military placement. The results will
be reported to each student indi-
vidually and she will be aided in
her decision as to the most valuable
field of specialization in relation to
the war effort. The tests will also be
useful in securing proper placement
in civilian employment or in the
armed -forces.

One-Third of Michigan's Coeds
Earn Part of College Expenses

State

Women

By MARJORIE HALL
Selling magazines in order to work
one's way through college may have
gone out of vogue in the past few
years, but that is no indication that
Michigan coeds are now entirely de-
pendent upon Papa for their college
upkeep, since approximately one.
third of the women students living
on campus were wholly or partially
self-supporting during the 1941-42
school year, with the prospect of
even greater employment in sight
this year.
Of course, this estimate, appearing
in The President's Report for 1941-
1942, does not take into considera-
tion the number of women students
whose summer jobs help pave the
way to a college career. The statis-
tics used in arriving at the one-third
approximation are based on work
completed during actual attendance
at the University.
More than $90,000 was earned by
University women from September,
1941, to June, 1942, in a-Variety of
jobs, including work in dormitories,
private homes, tea rooms and restau-
rants, and secretarial, clerical and
defense work.
Women working for board and
room in private homes earned over
$26,000, while. a similar amount was

Enlistments Are
Reported High

Hillel To Have
Thirty Soldiers
For Week-End

paid out by dormitories, excluding
Martha Cook Building. Residents of
Martha Cook were paid $2,800 for
their services, which included posi-
tions as waitresses, switchboard and
elevator operators.
Similar work at the League ac-
counted for $13,600 of coed earnings,
and women working in tea rooms
and restaurants garnered approxi-
mately $7,800 during the two semes-
ters. Profits from secretarial, cler-
ical and defense work made up
$11,200 of the total.
During the summer session women
earned approximately $6,000, this
amount in addition to the $90,000
made during the fall and spring ses-
sions.
This year women have assumed
an increasing number of positions
in defense industries, plus work that
was formerly done by University
men. It is expected that when the
returns for the 1942-43 school ses-
sions are compiled, it will be found
that close to one-half of the Univer-
sity women will have taken on some
kind of paying work while in school,
thus relieving the manpower short-
age to some extent and keeping
father out of the poor house a few
months longer.

Lieut.-Comdr. Flechtner Thanks! Skits, Jam Session, Comedy

University for Its Cooperation;

Will Serve as Entertainment;

Students Urged To Join Services Open House To Be Held Sunday

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Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lindenbaum
of Detroit have announced the recent
wedding of their daughter, Helene,
to Lieut. Charles J. Victor, son of
Mrs. Arthur Victor of Buffalo, N.Y.
The wedding took place in Texas.
Mrs. Victor graduated from the
University in 1936. Lieut. Victor
is a graduate of the University of
Pennsylvania. The Victors will live
in Marfa, Tex., where Lieut. Victor is
stationed at the Advanced Flying
School.
Jean C. Russell, daughter of Mrs.
Archibald Russell and the late Mr.
Russell of Ann Arbor, and Ens.
Francis W. Morley, USNR, '42, son
of Dr. and Mrs. Francis W. Morley
cf Toledo, 0., were harried here
recently.
Mrs. Morley attended Ferry Hall
at Lake Forest, Ill. Ens. Morley
was graduated from the University
last May and isa member of Sigma
Chi fraternity. He has received
his commission from the Midship-
man's school in Chicago.
Dr. and Mrs. R. C. Oldfield of River
Forest, Ill., have announced the en-
gagement of their daughter, Eliza-
beth, '43, to Frederick P. Spaulding,
son of Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Spaulding
of River Forest.
Miss Oldfield transferred to the

University from Duke University in
1940. She is affiliated with Kappa
Alpha Theta sorority. Mr. Spaulding
attended the University in 1939 and
is at present in the Army Air Corps
Reserve.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. 0. H. Morton of
Grosse Pointe have announced the
engagement of their daughter, Sal-
ly G., '44, to Robert Catlin, '44, son
of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Catlin of
Cleveland, 0.
Miss Morton is affiliated with Pi
Beta Phi sorority and has worked
as an orientation adviser. Mr. Cat-
lin left the University at the end
of last semester to enter the Army
Air Corps. He is a member of
Delta Upsilon fraternity.
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Gordon Baits
of Detroit have announced the recent
wedding of their daughter, Jane, '42,
to Robert Gordon Shedd, '42, USNR,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl H. Shedd of
St. Clair Shores and Detroit. The
ceremony took place in Boulder, Colo.,
where Mr. Shedd is studying at the
Navy School of Languages.
Mrs. Shedd is affiliated with Delta
Gamma sorority, in which she served
as president while at the University.
Among her activities were chairman-
ship of Frosh Project, Soph Cabaret,
Theatre Arts, chairmanship of Judi-
ciary Council, and Marriage Rela-
tions committee. She was a member
of Wyvern, Mortar Board and Phi
Kappa Phi honorary societies.
Mr. Shedd is affiliated with Theta
Delta Chi fraternity. His University
activities included The Daily, the
Union Executive Committee and
Mimes Union Opera. He was a mem-
ber of Phi Beta Kappa, a member of
Druids and chairman of the Druids
Student Award Fund committee.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Hender-
son of Ann Arbor have announced
the engagement of their daughter,
Frances, to Aviation Cadet Ford
George Kennedy of Boulder, Colo.
and the late Dr. Kennedy. The
wedding date has not been set.
Miss Henderson graduated from
the University in 1940. She took
business training at Cleary College
in Ypsilanti. She is a member of
Gamma. Phi Beta sorority.
Cadet Kennedy, who has re-
ceived degrees from the University
of Colorado and from the Univer-
sity Law School, is a member of
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Crandell of
Ann Arbor have announced the en-
gagement of their daughter, Jeanne,
to Aviation Cadet Harold E. Schoen,
USNR, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin J.
Schoen of Leslie. The wedding date
has not been set.
Miss Crandell attended the Uni-
versity.

According to the latest reports,
the enlistments of Michigan women
in the WAVES and SPARS are at
the highest level of any time since
the inception of these branches of
the Navy and Coast Guard over six
months ago.
Word to this effect was received
today by Lieut.-Comdr. Byron E.
Flechtner, Officer in Charge of
Navy recruiting in Michigan.
Women Respond Well
"We are highly gratified at the
response of women from this state
to our efforts to publicize the oppor-
tunities offered in the WAVES and
SPARS," said Commander Flecht-
ner. "We thank the Michigan daily
and weekly newspapers for helig
us to make these opportunities
known.
"We still need many more WAVES
and SPARS and urge women who
have not investigated these services
to do so now,"
Qualifications Are Listed
Enlistment in the WAVES and
SPARS is open to women between
the ages of -20 and 36, who are United
State citizens, physically qualified
and have attended high school or
business school for at least two years.
The term of enlistment is for the
duration of-the war plus six months,
after which they may be discharged.
At the time of enlistment, WAVES
cannot be married to Navy men nor
SPARS to Coast Guard men; how-
ever, according to a new ruling, they
are free to marry men in their cor-
responding branch of service after
the indoctrination and training per-
iods have been completed. If a mem-
ber of WAVES ma -ries a Navy man
or a member of SPARS a Coast
Guard man after her basic training
period, she must resign or be dis-
charged.
Train at Colleges
These women are trained at the
nation's leading colleges and uni-
versities, after which they are as-
signed to various duties at Navy and
Coast Guard stations within the
continental limits of the United
States. Thus, they release Navy and
Coast Guard men for sea duty.
In addition to base pay ranging
from $50 to $126 per month, WAVES
and SPARS receive either their
quarters and food free or $2.75:per
day cash allowance for them. This
cash allowance can bring their in-
comes to between $132.50 and $198.50
per month.
All WAVES and SPARS are given
an initial uniform and clothing al-
lotment of $200. They get their med-
ical and dental care and many other
incidentals free.
Senior Women Accepted
For college women who wish to
become officers, the Navy has an-
nounced that women in their senior
year in college will be accepted as
officer candidates for the Coast
Guard and Naval Women's Reserves,
but will be subject to call to active
duty only after graduation.
These women will begin their
training after graduation and must
be recommended for commissions by
faculty committees at the* various
colleges and universities.
Fire-fighting foams are extracted
from peanut shells.

The Hillel Foundation is having a
"Soldier Week-end" beginning tomor-
row for thirty soldiers coming in from
Fort Custer and Kellogg Field as well
as for the soldiers stationed here on
campus. ,
Hillel will supply the soldiers from
Custer and Kellogg Field with oom
accommodations. Sororities an fra-
ternities have invited the boys for
Sunday dinner.
All soldiers are invited to a buffet
supper to be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow
at the foundation. The supper will
be followed by entertainment and
dancing.
Skit To Be Given
915 Oakland is presenting a skit
for the benefit of the boys consisting
of parodies on many of the popular
songs and some dance routines. Also
included in the entertainment will be
a jam session conducted by a group
of the soldiers stationed on campus.
Following the musical entertainment,
the same group of soldiers will pre-
sent a comedy routine which they
have worked out. Many of the boys
were professional entertainers before
their entrance into the armed ser-
vices.
Fifty girls have been invited to act
as hostesses.
Chaperoning the dance will be: Dr.
and Mrs. Jacob Sachs; Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Kaufman; Mr. and Mrs. 0.
Zwerdling; Lieut. and Mrs. George
Spence; Lieut. Theodore Nathanson;
and Rabbi and Mrs. Jehudah Cohen.
To Hve Open House
From 3 P.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday after-
noon, the foundation will hold an
open house at which the girls from
Stockwell will be hostesses. Refresh-
ments will be served.
Charlotte Kaufman, '43, head of
the War Activities group at the foun-
dation, directed the proceedings assis-
ted by Estelle Sager, '45, and Bob
Warner, '43, student directors. Others
on the committee include: Lois New-
man, '45; Beverly Witta, '46; Nancy
Titelbaum, '46; Faye Bronstein, '45;
Joan Gordon, '46; Margery Snowden,
'45; Bev Salero, '46; and Molly Wino-
kur, '44.
Armed Forces
Will Be Feted
The first of the weekly open houses
for members of the armed forces of
the United States stationed on cam-
pus will be held from 8 p.m. to mid-
night tomorrow in the Grand Rapids
and Kalamazoo rooms of the League.
All women students are cordially
invited, Jean Gaffney, general chair-
man of Freshman Project, said.
Betsy Barbour House, Helen New-
berry Residence and Stockwell Hall
have received special invitations for
this week's affair.
Dancing to the music of a juke
box will be the feature entertain-
ment of the evening,
An important meeting will be
held at 4:00 p.m. today in the
League for all those league house,
dormitory, and cooperative house
presidents who failed to attend
the required house presidents'
meeting yesterday afternoon.

Ballet Dancers
To Meet Every
Thursday Night
By MARJORIE ROSMARIN
Something new has been added-
the ballet dance group, one of the
few groups of its kind in the coun-
try.
Although the club has been in ex-
istence since last spring, not many
students have been aware of it. The
function of the group is to follow
ballet, keeping up with its develop-
ment during the four years of college.
Rae Larsen, '44, leader of the club
and member of both the Dancing
Masters of Michigan and the Danc-
ing Masters of America, has adopted
the Cecchetti method of ballet as
the basis of the group, although
other methods are practiced.
The group meets from 7:30 p.m.
to 9:30 p.m. every Thursday at Bar-
bour Gym and is open to both men
and women. It is not necessary to
have had any previous training in
ballet in order to become a member.
Last year the club participated in
the Dance Congress in conjunction
with the Modern Dance Club. This
year, according to Miss Larsen, the
group hopes to do some choreogra-
phy and give a presentation of its
work.
Air Trainees

College Women Are Requested
To Control Airplane Traffic
"Women are needed to guide the
planes of America as air traffic con-
troller trainees," the office of the
U.S. Civil Service Commission in De-
troit announced yesterday.
The Civil Aeronautics branch in
Chicago has made a request for
women who are college graduates
and are interested in this field to
apply for entrance into the first
class of trainees which will begin
training April 15. There is a great
need for women in this capacity,
and there will be opportunity for
enrollment in later classes.
Airway and airport controllers in
civilian airlines are the types of
trainees who are classified under this
call. Women are urgently needed in
this capacity to relieve strained con-
ditions which have resulted from
the lack of skilled men in this field.

Are

Needed

Active Wornen
To Be Honored
Installation Night Will Be Held
Monday in Rockham Auditorium
General recognition will be given
to all "activity" women at the annual
Installation Night which will be held
at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Rackham
Auditorium.
The affair is held each year for all
University women, and the central
committee hopes that no coed will
fail to attend this function. Installa-
tion of the new Women's War Council
members and Judiciary Council niem-
bers will take place on this occasion.
Also, the long-awaited orientation
advisers will be announced as well as
the central committee of next year's
soph project. As usual, Senior Soci-
ety and Mortar Board will "tap" their
new members.
In previous years a banquet has
accompanied these other activities,
but due to the food shortage it was
eliminated this year. The manner of
presentation will also differ from for-
mer installations, in that the theme
will be a radio program.
"Calling All Women" will be the
title of the program, which will em-
ploy signs to lead the responses of
the audience, as is done in broadcast-
ing stations. Another added feature
will 137e the jingles sung by the League
Council to different groups aiding in
the war effort.
Every student who has participated
in some war activity is to come
dressed in the uniform she wears on
the job, if it is possible for her to do
so. Each women's residence may also
be assigned to caty out a certain
activity as a group, although no defi-
nite plans have yet been laid.
Brief speeches will be delivered by
President Alexander G. Ruthven,
Dean Alice Lloyd, and Mr. Clark Tib-
bets, in addition to the traditional
activities of the prograni. The im-
portance of women continuing their
education, and general recognition of
the work they have been doing will
be pointed out by President Ruthven
and Dean Lloyd. Mr. Tibbets Will
explain about the women's aptitude
tests to be given in the near future.
Houses that will be special
guests at the surgical dressing
unit, which will be open from
p.m. to 5 p.m. today in the League,
include Scroll, Senior Society,
Mosher Hall, Gamma Phi Beta,
and Alpha Xi Delta.

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