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Japan s Plight Not Fault
Of People, Says Clarke


"The man of the street in Japan
is certainly not to be held responsible
!or the present situation," Lt. Walter
C. Clarke of Company A, who lived
in Japan 14 years, said in an inter-
view yesterday.
Lt.Clarke's father, the late Dr. W.
Harvey Clarke, was a missionary in
Japan for 40 years. Lt. Clarke was
taken there in 1915 when he was eight
years old.
Feople Want Liberalism
"The majority of people in that
country seem to favor liberalism to
the dictatorial regimentation which
has been imposed upon them.
"Most Americans can't understand
the freedom foreigners had in Japan
before 1936," he added. "The foreign
colony in Tokyo is very European-
ized and the people in it associate
more or less entirely within their
own groups."
Lt. Clarke explained that there was
very little intermingling between the
Japanese and foreigners. All the for-
eign children in the vicinity of Tokyo
attended the American School in
"The Japanese schools were more
highly regimented and disciplined
than is the custom in America. Since
the last World War, the children have
been trained in military activity from
Hillel Functions
Are Announced

the grammar school up. They had
mass calisthenics and rather gradual
military indoctrination which was
followed by a mandatory period of
service in the army," he explained.
Children Wore Uniforms
According to Lt. Clarke the boys
wore regulation gray uniforms and
the girls wore pleated navy skirts and
middy blouses in the schools. The
uniform which the Japanese student
wore signified his stage of advance-
"The women in Japan were not
given the prominent place they have
in America-it's a man's world there.
The mother maintained the home
and propagated the succeeding gen-
eration. Her authority over the chil-
dren was secondary to the father's.
"Dating was practically unknown
in Japan in late adolescence, although
in recent years there has been more
or less infiltration of our American
"Marriages were arranged by par-
ents in almost all cases. It was the
exception rather than the rule when
marriages took place through love.
Love was attained through compan-
ionship rather than through pre-
nuptial attractions during courtship,"
Lt. Clarke said.
He said that as a child' he found
the young Japanese men of his own
age most enjoyable companions. They
played variations of tag, cops and
robbers, and knew almost all our Am-
erican sports except football.
Tokyo Is Modern
"Tokyo has very modern structures.
All the buildings in the city were
built after the earthquake in '33 when
the downtown portion of the city
was destroyed. The department
stores were very modern in the type
of goods that could be purchased
in them," he concluded.
Lt. Clarke is an Air Corps officer
and is able to maintain his flying ac-
tivity at Romnulus in conjunction with
his activities here.
He was commissioned as a first
lieutenant at Randolph and Kelly
Field in October, 1942. Before en-
tering the Army he attended Georgia
Tech and received a law degree at
Woodrow Wilson College of Law, At-
lanta, Ga.
PostWar Council To
Present Discussion
"A Homeland for the Jews" will be
the topic for the discussion, spon-
sored by the Post-War Council, at
7:30 p.m. today in the Michigan Un-
Participating in the discussion will
be Dr. James B. Klee of the psychol-
ogy department, Rev. Edward H. Red-
man of the Ann Arbor Unitarian
Church, Roy Plotkin, Sylvia Savin
and Netta Siegel. The "White Paper"
and Zionism will be included in the

Services Scheduled;
'Mixer' I Planned
Hebrew services will be conducted
by Rabbi Jehudah M. Cohen at 7:45
pm. Friday night at the Hillel Foun-
Assisting at the services will be
Harvey Weisberg, A/S, and Elliot Or-
ganick, 44E.
Immediately after the services,
Prof. Richard Ettinghauser of the
Islamic arts department will speak
on "Islam and the Old Testament."
He will illustrate his talk with slides.
Tea and refreshments will be served
under the direction of Thelma Zes-
cind, '46.
The Hillel Foundation will hold its
spring "mixer" entertainment and
dance from 9 to 12 p.m. Saturday at
the Foundation on the corner of
Hill and Haven.
Freshmen, transfer students and
servicemen are especially invited and
all other students are welcome to at-
Selma Smith, '44, will be in charge
of entertainment and the music com-
mittee for the dance. Andrey Ru-
benstein, '44, and Frances Ruben-
stein, '44, are in charge of the junior
hostesses committee.

Patton Shifted
To Command of
Another Army'
Seventh Army Will Be
- Headed by Gen. Patch,
South Pacific Leader
WASHINGTON, March 21.--(P)-)
The War Department said today that
Lt. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., who
commanded the 7th Army in Sicily,
has been given command of "another
The assignment of Major General
Alexander M. Patch, formerly Army
commander in the South Pacific, New
Caledonia and Guadalcanal, to suc-
ceed Patton, in the 7th Army Com-
mand was announced today in Naples.
Army officials would not say which
field army had been given to Patton,
or where the general is at the present
time, but it was assumed that his
new assignment was in connection
with preparations for the expected in-
vasion of western Europe.
Patton led the Seventh Army on
its invasion of Sicily, and later re-
ceived wide publicity for an incident
growing out of the slapping of a
United States soldier in a field hos-
pital near Palermo, for which he was
publicly rebuked by General Dwight
D. Eisenhower and apologized to the
officers and men of his command.
While several elements formerly
with the Seventh Army have joined
the Fifth Army in Italy, the location
of the Seventh has not been disclosed.
Patton commanded the forces
which occupied Morocco, and then
went to Tunisia to rally the American
Second Corps.
G lee Club Will
Give Serenade
New Officers Elected;
Campus Sing Planned
The University Men's Glee Club
will present its first in a series of
dormitory and house serenades Tues-
day, March 29; Ray Bohn, '46E, pres-
ident of the organization, announced
Serenades and campus sings led
by the Glee Club made such'a wide-
spread appeal during the fall term
that the club, directed by Prof. David
Mattern, has decided to repeat its
performances, Bohn said.
New officers for the spring term
are Paul R. Eiildebrandt, '44E, vice-
president; Richard J. Sokatch, '45M,
secretary; Vernon Witham, treasur-
er; and Paul R. Hines, '44, business
One of the few remaining tradi-
tions on campus, the Men's Glee Club
usually gives a spring concert in
the later part of April. If a sufficient
number of men join the club during
the next few weeks at its regular
weekly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thurs-
day, the club will be able to present
its annual concert again this year.
Membership is open to any civilian
students or servicemen on campus.
Smoker Planned
For Servicemen
Servicemen are invited to a special
Orientation Smoker to be held at
8 p.m. Friday in the north lounge of
the Union.
Robert O. Morgan, of the Alumni
Association, will show movies of the
Ohio State-Michigan football game.
The program will also include the
appearance of various members of
University athletic teams and a talk

on , "Michigan Athletics Now and
After the War" by Coach Wally
This Smoker is a new feature and
is designed to acquaint servicemen
with a variety of aspects of Univer-
sity life.
Sunday Social Will
Be Held at Union
To furnish an opportunity for rec-
reation, a Sunday Social will be held
from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the north
lounge of the Union.
Couples are invited to take advan-
tage of the cards and bridge tables,
record player, funnies and other
facilities which will be made avail-


A UNITED STATES WARSHIP is pictured executing a skillful turn to avoid being bombed by plane
shown in upper left corner during practice maneu vers recently. Notice the foamy wake of the" ship,
illustrating its speed.


W RO>N G - A fitness offleer
administering a "commando"
course to east London firemsen
demonstrates how not to walk a
tight rope carrying a hose. Fire-
men learn to walk a rope carry-
ing ladders and hose "to develop
° leg and shoulder muscles."'a

one of barber Bob Bplton's most
contented customers -.- provided
"Brownie," Stanley's dog, is per-
mitted to sit with him. The boy
insists that the dog get a hair-
cut too, so the Red Bank, Tenn.,
barber (rear) goes through the
motions on Brownie each time
they come in.


C i R C U S D AY S C O M I N G-Trainer Eddie Allen jrnts
an elephant performer through Its paces at winter quarters of the
Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey circus at Sarasota, Fla.

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S L A C K S E T - For indoor
wear is this ensemble of leopard
kid slacks and black corduroy
smoking jacket lined with leop-
ard kid. Outfit is worn with
black cotton sweater.

L A N D I N G O P E R A T I 0 N-Paratroop Field Surgeon, Capt. Carl A. Brakel, Seattle, Wash.,
takes off his parachute after a practice jump at Fort William Henry Harrison, Mont.

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