THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 1944
Counselors and Leaders of 29
Miehigan Colleges To Convene
Religious counselors and leaders
from 29 colleges and universities in
Michigan will convene in Lane Hall
a week from Saturday, March 18, for
a conference on "Religion in the
Sponsored by the War Emergency
Council of the Christian Association
and the Conference of College Teach-
ers and Ministers of Religion in
Michigan, the conference will deal
with present and post-war problems.
Ayers To Speak
Featured at the conference will be
an address by Chaplain Jule Ayers,
who will speak at 10:30 a.m. in the
Assembly Room of Lane Hall on the
subject "Our Men in the Wartime
Chaplain Ayers, a graduate of the
.University and Union Theological
Seminary, has travelled through the
Scandinavian countries, Russia,
Greece, Turkey and the ,Holy Land.
He has been a minister in New York
and is now serving in the Army Air
Corps as chaplain to 1,200men who
have returned. from overseas.
A symposium on "The Situations
Which Challenge Leadership" at 11
a.m. will present problems faced by
various types of educational institu-
tions. Representing a church college
will be Charles Kraft; a state college,
John Price; a municipal college, Dor-
othy Zimmerman and Dean Joseph;P.
Selden of Wayne University, and a
university, the Rev. Charles H.
Loucks, of the First Baptist Church,
A discussion of "Religious Coun-
seling" will be held from 2:30 to 4
p.m. Chairman of the panel will be
Dorothy Powell, University of Chi-
cago faculty member and YMCA
leader. Other -participants include
Prof. David Trout, Central State Col-
lege, Chaplain Ayers, the Rev. Henry
Ru in Will
0. Yoder, Trinity Lutheran Church,
and Dr. Edward W. Blakeman, reli-
gious counselor for the University.
ElizabethHawley and Makepeace
Isao, University students, will take
part in a discussion on "Post-War
Education as a Religious Opportun-
ity." Others on the panel are Prof.
Howard Y. McClusky, associate dir-
ector of adult education and, William
Muehl, acting director of the Student
Tests for Sophomores
To Be Given March 24
The annual contests for the Bron-
son-Thomas and Kothe-Hildner Ger-
man prizes will be held March 24,
according to Prof. H. W. Nordmeyer,
All students interested in compet-
ing are asked to register and obtain
complete instructions as soon as pos-
sible from the German department
office, Rm. 204 University Hall.
The Bronson - Thomas Prize is
awarded to a junior or senior en-
rolled in a German course (32 or
above) on the basis of an essay form
competitive examination. Contes-
tants may choose a subject'for their
essay from a list of 30 topics dealing
with German literature from 1750 to
,Two prizes of $30 and $20 each will
be awarded from the Kothe-Hildner
Fund to students taking sophomore
German in a German-English and
English-German translation compe-
Counterfeit Gas Stamps
DETROIT, March 6.-WP)-Ethan
C. Prewitt, OPA enforcement attor-
ney, said today that a spot check of
gasoline stations disclosed that 30
per cent of the current C-2 ration
coupons they had received from cus-
tomers were counterfeit.
As a result of the check, he said,
22 gasoline dealers who had in their
possession 13,000 counterfeit stamps
seited 65,000 gallons of gasoline,
"enough for 975,000 miles of driving
or the equivalent of a month's A-
book rations for 5,400 automobiles,"
the attorney added.
Guy Gordon (above), Roseburg,
Ore., lawyer, has been appointed
by Oregon's Gov. Earl Snell as suc-
cessor to the late Charles L. Me-
Nary, Senate minority leader at
the time of his death. Sen. Gor-
don pledged himself to carry on
"as best I can" the general pro-
gram of the late Republican leader.
Held at Center
Dr. Mott To 1
Talk Marks Hundredth
Anniversary of YMCA
Marking the hundredth anniver-
sary of the YMCA, Dr. R. Mott will
speak on the topic "Journeys among
the Students and Colleges of Friend
and Foe" at 3 p.m. Sunday, March
19, at Rackham Lecture Hall.
Dr. Mott, who received his LlD
from Edinburgh, Scotland, served as
secretary of the International Com-
mittee of the YMCA from 1900-1915.
Since 1915 he has been chairman
of the World Committee, head of the
World Student Christian Federation
and until 1934 chairman of the Insti-
tute of Social and Religious Re-
Honored by French
He was alsora member of President
Wilson's special diplomatic mission
to Russia and was awarded the
"Knight of Legion of Honor" by the
In 1931 he wrote "The Present
Summons to World Christianity" and
in 1939 "Five Decades and a Forward
View" was published.
Students To Participate
"Dr. Mott perhaps has done as much
as any other leader living to bring
about cooperation among students in
various countries and to create a soli-
darity of student youth in behalf of
the Christian religion," Dr. Edward
W. Blakeman, religious counselor,
According to Dr. Blakeman, results
of his work include the YMCA hos-
tels, low cost recreation, classes in
inter-faith and inter-racial problems,
the training of religious leaders from
foreign city associations, the youth
organizations in Army and Navy, col-
leges in the prisons during war and
peacetime, special YMCA rural and
urban groups and the amalgamation
of Christian student groups in the
universities of Europe and Asia.
Meetings To Be Held for
Daily Staf and Try-Outs
An important meeting for all old
members of The Daily Business
Staff will be held at 4:15 today in
the Student Publications Building,
Business Manager Beth Carpenter
There will be a meeting for all
those interested in trying out for
the business staff at 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday at the Student Publi-
cations Building, Margery Batt, as-
sociate business manager, an-
"The United States is like a Shang-
ri-la for the people in South America;
"We always talk about the United
States," Stelio Moraes, who has just
arrived at the University from Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil to study landscape
architecture, said in an interview
He said he had expected to find
the American people cold and un-
willing to help others but that so far
he has found exactly the opposite
to be true. The first opinion, he ex-
plained, is probably due to the fact
that most Americans who go to Bra-
zil do not know Portuguese and
therefore appear distant.
Speaking of Argentina, he said,
"To us in Brazil, Argentina has
proved to be a great disillusion. We
thought that they had a good and
stable government, but now we see
that they have not."
He compared the climate in Rio to
that in Miami and termed the people
Brazilian Student Terms U.S. 'Shangri-la'
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in Rio "happy and gay." "I was very
surprised," he continued, "to see
snow here and the trees bare. This
is the first time I have seen snow;
in Brazil our trees have leaves all
Moraes is here on a fellowship
from the Institute of International
Education in New York and expects
to stay until the end of = October.
Then, he said, he hopes to work in an
American architectural office.
An Information Please in Persian
highlighted the program at the In-
ternational Center Sunday.
Questions were asked about Persia,
translated into Persian and answered
in Persian. The participants were men
from the ASTP class in Persian here.
John N. Faily, instructor in Persian,
was in charge of the question pro-
This was followed by a reading of
a quatrain from Omar Khayam in
the original Persian and a film,
"Glimpses of the Near East."Com-
ments on the film were made by
Faily. The students also demonstrat-
ed their ability to write Persian on
Commenting on the program, Dr.
Esson M. Gale, director of the Inter-
national Center, said, "The whole
thing was a striking demonstration
of the efficiency of the intensified
system of teaching languages." He
said that the men had been studying
Persian only about eight months
After the program refreshments
were served and a social hours was!
Registration for rushing will begin
officially at 3 p.m. Monday in Rn.
306 in the Union, Henry Schmidt, Jr.,
President of the Interfraternity
Council announced yesterday..
Rushing by fraternities will also
begin on Monday, Schmidt an-
nounced. He added that even though
rushing and registration start on the
same day, it will be necessary. that a
man register with the IFC before he
is rushed. Fraternities will not make
dates with prospective rushees until
said rushee has registered.
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