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THE MIHCIGAN DAILY

PAG FWE

Petitioning for New
War Council Group
Applicants To Be Interviewed April 10-20
For Twenty Positions Which Include Heads
Of War Activities Other Project Chairmen

Well worked-out plans are the
prime requirements for the positions
on the Women's War Council for
which petitions may be obtained now
through April 7.in the undergraduatec
office of the League.
Petitions must state the positionr
desired, contain plans for carrying
out the duties of the office, and must
be filled out in ink. Petitioners will
be interviewed April 10through April<
14 and April 17 through April 20. i
Applicants are expected to be fa-
miliar with the duties of the position
for which they are applying. Posterst
in the League list the offices and the
duties they involve, and sample ques-
tions that interviewers may ask are1
provided for the benefit of those
petitioning..
Council Includes Twenty1
Twenty positions are open on the1
council and each covers a different
field of activity. The positions of
president, secretary, treasurer and
social chairman of the Council must
be filled. The president coordinates
the functions of all the committees;
the secretary is in cnarge of blood
donors and keeps the president's
scrapbook; and the social chairman
directs University social functions
including the Ruthven teas.
From those petitioning, the head
of Judiciary Council will be chosen.
One junior, two sophomores and four
freshman aides will fill the remain-
der of the Judiciary positions. The
Judiciary Council interviews women
petitioning for campus positions and3
is responsible for enforcing the resi-;
dence rules governing undergraduate
womg.
Jobs Involve War Activities
The personnel administrator pro-
vides workers for various projects,
including the volunteers for Univer-
Outdoor Sports
Club To Hike
A A
Leaving the WAB at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday with the.old Dexter Mansion
as their destination, the Outdoor
Sports Clib will sponsor a hike for
all members of. the club and those
interested in taking the trip.
Servicemen, students and members
of the club will participate in the
second hike of the. season. Those
going on the walk are urged to wear
comfortable clothing and especially
comfortable shoes.
"The Dexter Mansion was built in
the middle of the last century," said
Barbara Fairman,. '46, manager of
the Outdoor Sports Club, ."and has
been deserted for thirty years. One
of the landmarks of lower Michigan,
it has long been a point of interest
to visitors."

sity.Laundry. The surgical dressings
committee chairman is concerned
with getting the coeds to roll surgical
dressings. The position of merit
committee chairman involves the
direction of that committee. The
merit committee records individual
student activities and scholastic
standing and makes that informfation
available as recommendation for stu-
dent activity or after graduation
jobs.
Three heads, one, of whom will be
on the Council, will be chosen for
the USO. The chairmanship of the
Child Care Committee, which re-
cruits volunteers for recreational
leadership of children at Willow Run
and Ann Arbor, is open, and petition-
ing is open for the head of Orienta-
tion-Tutorial Committee. This com-
mittee directs orientation week and
instructs orientation advisors and
supervises tutoring, providing a
clearing house for tutors and stu-
dents who desire, tutoring.
W riter Says
Col legeGrads
Neglect War
College women have failed to meet
the challenge of the day by declining
routine war jobs and demanding
glamor and positions of authority,
accuses Margaret Barnard Pickel of
the War Work Information Bureau
at Columbia University, in a recent
article of the New York Times.
"if college women want to be lead-
ers," she declares, "they must pre-
pare themselves for leadership from
the ground up. If they want to call
the tune in the post-war world, they
must pay the piper.now."
The War Manpower Commission
and the United States Employment
Office have repeatedly called for wo-
men workers, she writes, and the re-
sponse is not only inadequate but
employed women do not stick to their
jobs. "Yet the fact remains," de-
clares Miss Pickel, "that General
Marshall needs 100,000 more WACs
than have been recr.uited, and that
in their publicity that body has felt
obliged to emphasize all the softer
sides of Army life." She goes on to
say that proportionately there are
eight times as many women i war
jobs in Great Britain as in the
United States.
Miss Pickel agrees that it is good
for a human being to do congenial
work, work for which she is trained;
however, she argues that these are
pleasant ways of peace. "Why doesni
the college woman recognize the war
emergency?" she asks, and answers

Marines eed Ticket Sales
For Assembly
Types of JobsNight Go On
If you've discovered hidden abili- Independent Affair To Present
ties for taking clocks apart, or show Skits by Women's Honoraries,
curiosity when the hood of a car is Guest Speaker, Refreshments
raised-if you're mechanical in any
way-then the Marines can use you Heralded by the Speaker's Bureau
and need you more than any other and advertised by pennants and post-
type owoman, Sergeants Merry Mc- ers, the ticket sale for Assembly Rec-
Garraugh and Arloa Zimmer agreed ognition Night, which is to be held at
yesterday, as they interviewed pros- 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the
pective candidates for the Marine Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, will pro-
Corps Women's Reserve. ceed in full swing as tickets are sold
"This does not mean, however, today in prominent positions on
that only mechanical jobs are open," campus.
Sgt. Zimmer added, "Everything Ilene Blum is in charge of sales on
from parachutes to pastry is open the diagonal; Dorothy Flint and
to Women in the Marines. Norma Coppersmith are in charge of
Today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will the League; Marian Peiper and Lois
be the last opportunity for women Barker will take care of the Engine
to meet and talk to the Sergeants, Arch. Dorothy Flint heads the Spea-
stationed at the League for the past ker's Bureau, which will continue to
two days. visit dormitories and league houses
Aviation Is Important today.
Ground aviation is rapidly becom- Skits by Honor Societies
ing the biggest field for the women Recognition Night will feature Ger-
in forestry green and scarlet. It's aldine Elliott, author of the "Her-
possible to become part of the ground mit's Cave," as its main speaker.
crew for the big flying ships, or have Also an important part of the pro-
control tower jobs. grai will be the skits given by the
Some women with mechanical abil- various honor societies. These skits
ity are sent to Link Trainer School will endeavor to be informative about
in Atlanta, Ga. Once trained, they the activities of Senior Society, Mor-
may actually help teach a combat tarboard, Wyvern and Alpha Lambda
Marine to fly. Delta; but humor will not be lacking.
Parachute Rigger's School at Lake- The skits will be introdd'ced by Doro-
hurst, N.J. and Aviation Machinist thy DeVries, general chairman.
Mate's School at Norman, Okla. are Dessert will be served in the Grand
two other possibilities for those who Rapids- Room following the program.
have a knack for gadgets and wheels. The room will be decorated with
In performing these tasks the MCW graphs representing house and indi-
is actually freeing a Marine for vidual participation in various war
active service and making his life activities cv
dependent on her skill.
Principles Remain the Same New Freshmen Can
The same basic principles of thor-
oughness are applied to the training Get Rushing Refund
of the Women's Reserve as to the
actual Marine Corps. "Boot camp, All first semester freshman women
the recruit depot, is at Camp Le- who have signed up for rushing this
jeune, the Marine Corps camp at semester may claim a refund from 3
New River, N.C. p.m. to 5 p.m. today only in the
Requirements for enlistment in- undergraduate office in the League
elude: American citizenship, age 20- according to Mary June Hastreiter
36, minimum of two years of high ,44, president of Panhellenic. No
school, and general good health. first semester freshman is permitted
Wives of enlisted men and warrant to participate in the informal rush-
officers in the Marine Corps are eli- ing season.
gible to enlist providing they have
no children under 18.,

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More Women
Must Attend Toj
Fill Unit's Quota
"Attendance at the League Surgi-
cal Dressings Unit has been so slack
this semester that we have fallen far
behind in our quota, Mickey Thielen,
publicity chairman, said yesterday.
The unit is open from 1 p.m. to
5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday,
and should be filled to capacity each
day in order to meet the quota, ac-
cording to Miss Thielen. "The lar-
gest number of workers usually
attend on Friday and forget Wednes-
day and Thursday. We must have
more enthusiastic cooperation or ad-
mit that University coeds are not
willing to accept their share of the
responsibility in doing this vital and
necessary war work," she said.
Miss Thielen announced two meet-
ings of instructors to be held at
5 p.m. today and tomorrow at the
Unit. Harriet Fishel, chairmantof
the Unit, will make an important
announcement which all instructors
must hear. They may attend either
meeting.
Four by four bandages will be
available this week for those who
prefer them to the smaller sizes.
Workers are reminded that no nail
polish or woolen sweaters may be
worn. Smocks are available at the
Unit for those who are unable to
wear blouses.
JGP Keeps
Plans Secret
"Although we can't tell you too
much about Junior Girls Play, the
scenery and costumes are an abso-
lute dream," said an anonymous
member of the central committee
strongly suspected of being its pub-
licity agent, in reference to the junior
entertainment in honor of the senior
women on April 27 in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
"The theme will have to remain
obscure," she continued, "but we
hope we won't have to say the same
thing for the proceeds, which are to
go to the Bomber Scholarship fund."
While working on costumes, prop-

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By NANCY LROBERG
Drop that textbook, chum. Lay off that studying. Think twice before
you hand that paper in on time. There's a professor on campus who thinks
that the students are being too serious this year. He notes an. absence of
"cutting up."
Well, isn't that great! A fine kettle of attitudes! We seem to be
attending too many classes, offering too many legitimate excuses for ab-
sences, wearing too deep a frown. If there is partial truth in what the
man says, we can probably blame it on the war. But we'd be a peculiar
bunch if it didn't affect us somehow. What with every other course in the
catalog being cut out, every man on campus being shipped out, etc., etc.,
it is no wonder that we cling to what we've got with some ferocity. There
is plenty of room for doubt, however; in consideration of the charge of excess
"seriosity."
No Chance for Quiet
Bridge games are daily ruining blueprints. Everyone says that we
don't read enough. Quiet hour proctors are going mad. People are singing
songs that don't make sense. If we inhibit the desire to hurl brickbats at
the professor it is only because we like it here and would like to stay a while.
Too serious, sir? We challenge that observation.
Of course, in an effort to satisfy the nostalgic longing for a good old-
fashioned riot, we could, if so inclined, manage to go completely berserk.
It would require some preparation, but we could pull it all right. We have
our doubts, however, as to how far such a change of attitude would be
allowed to progress. As we see it, "cutting up" can go just so far around
here.
Too Serious About Education
Or look at it this way-We have been charged with being too serious
about getting an education. Well, either we get the education or we don't,
and if we don't the chances are that we haven't been serious enough about
it. We'd like to see anyone ha-ha his way through a course in the philoso-
phy of Plato and come out with anything worth knowing. We'd like to
see someone keep away from the library for any length of time with good
results. And can't you just imagine what would happen to the adminis-
tration? The library staff would get panicky-They'd convert the main
reading room into, a recreation hall. Identification cards would become
beer permits. The deans would be so busy they'd have to order meals in
their offices. Education? Never heard of it.
We don't know exactly what changes this professor would advocate,
to what form of "cutting up" he would adhere, but we're pretty sure that
anything we haven't got now along this line would not conform to the
administration's notion of requirements-that -ake-fr-a-four -year's-stay-
in-the University. Of course, if you're not particularly anxious to stick
around, you can go ahead and "cut up" until THEY catch up with you.
As for us, we came here with the intention of staying a while. We smile
every now and then, and play bridge. We have a nasty habit of talking in
lecture. We don't think anyone could brand us as "too serious"-and we
prefer to let it go at that.
erties, scenery, script, programs, tick- performance is intended as a sur-
ets, publicity and other matters per- prise for the graduating. seniors.
taining to the play, the juniors are Performances on April 28 and 29
also working on secrecy, because the will be open to the public.
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this question with the belief that
there is something wrong with the
atmosphere in. which college women
are trained. They maintain the old
defensive attitude of attempting to
prove their capabilities without prov-
ing their readiness for hard work.
The trouble with the college wo-
men today, asserts Miss Pickel, is
that "They want to be generals in
the WAC or captains of industry."
They want to start from the top of
the ladder and be assured of rapid
advancement. They are not inter-
ested in what work there is to be
done but just what future there is in
it.
College women who should be able
to learn a skill faster and adjust
more easily than untrained women
to another type of work, Miss Pickel
has learned from personnel men in
industry, are way behind them in
adaptability on the job.

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