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THEMICHIANDXV

5UNT AY, MIY 14, 144

New Members
Are Elected to
Hillel Council

Fifteen new members of the Hillel
student council were announced yes-
terday.
New members are F"aye Bronstein,
Judy Chayes, Celia Elson, Betty Gins-
berg, Muriel Kleinwaks, Tuth Kowal-
ski, Arthur Kraft, Barbara Levin,
Dave Lowenberg, Bernard Rosenberg,
Sheldon Selesnik, Stan Wallace, Bev-
erley Wittan, Ruth Wolkowski, and
Thelma Zeskind.
The newly electea members will
meet with the outgoing council at 10
a.m. today in the Foundation- lounge
to elect a president and secretary
and to appoint seven additional stu-
dents- to the council according to a
provision of the Hillel student council
constitution.
The meeting will be addressed by
Mr. Robert Lappen of Des Moines,
Ia., member of the National Hillel
Foundation Commission of the B'nai
B'rith, who is here on his annual
visit to the University chapter,

Flint Teachers
Return to Work
Reopening of SehoosI
Ends Three-Day Strike
FLINT, Mich., May 13.-(AP)-Ap-
proving at a mass meeting an agree-
ment with the Board of Education
covering salary and other demands,
Flint's striking teachers, clerks and
school maintenance men voted today
to return to their jobs Monday, end-.
ing a three-day walkout.
The janitors' vote to return was
unanimous; teachers and clerks vot-
ed 483 to 15 to accept the agreement.
Reopening of the schools Monday
will end an unscheduled vacation for
more than 28,000 pupis who have had
no classes since the city's 35 schools
were closed by the strike Wednesday.
The agreement approved by the
school employes would provide a $10
montbiily cost-of-living wage increase
raise Lhe average educational staff
salary from $2,029 to $2,236 a year,
add 18 persons to the teaching force
and provide a ten-month 1944-45
chool year.

BUY WAR BONDS - INVEST IN VICTORY

Helena Rubinstein
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She's not glamorous, blonde and 21,,
but nevertheless Aunt Ruth Buchan-
an's 1,200 "nephews" find her a better,
morale-builder than Lana Turner or
Dorothy Lamour.
Twenty years older than the aver-
age student, Aunt Ruth began her
career at Michigan when she entered
the University in 1926. She took
courses in art, journalism and play
production, the subjects she dreamed
of taking when she looked through
the University catalos of her under-
graduate sons.
Not austere but highly practical,
Aunt Ritutth's love of ichigan and
interest in its students was born in
her undergraduate days.
She was in Prof. Valentine Windt's
first production and was costumiere
for Prof. Windt, the Hillel Players
and several other campus theatrical
groups.
Writing has brought Aunt Ruth her
widest recognition. A one-act play,
"The Doll," was printed in the campus
literary magazine, The Inlander, and
her three-act play, "Bondage," was
produced at the Lydia Mendelsohn
Theatre by the Wesleyan Players.
She was on the editorial staff of
"The Wesleyan" and contributed
poetry to various publications. Dur-
ing one summer term she was a re-
porter for The Daily.
Humanitarian and farsighted, in
1932 Aunt Ruth helped to found the
Michigan House, the first co-opera-
tive house on campus. With six boys
to help her, Aunt Ruth canned 500
gallons of fruit and vegetables, which
enabled her to serve perfectly bal-
anced meals to a group of 25 boys for
a dollar apiece per week.
Showing her militan spirit and
ability to get things done, in World
War I Aunt Ruth received an award
for outstanding Red Cross work. She
organized the Estabrook Women's Re-
lief Corps, and was one of the found-
ers of the Starr Commonwealth for
Boys at Albion.
Aunt Ruth believes that her big
gest job is to send letters and
Dailies to servicemen, a project
which began three years ago.
It all came about when a letter from
Major Garnet J. Burlingame, com-
mandant of the Ann Arbor National
Guard Unit, Company K, arrived, say-
ing that the morale of the boys was
teing lowered since they were losing
contact wit4 home,
Aunt Ruth decided to turn her
hand at remedying the situation. She
wrote to all the boys in Company K,
asking each one if he wanted mail
and news from home.
The response was tremendous
She received replies not only from
Company K, but also from hun-
dreds of other servicemen. Aunt
Ruth answered every request for
correspondence.
Letters-hundreds of them- start-
ed pouring in and the stream hasn't
waned. And in reply Aunt Ruith
wrote birthday cards, Christmas
cards, get well cards, sympathy cards,
and letter after letter. She spent all
her spare time looking after soldiers
and sailors who needed "some helping
over the rough spots."
Aunt Ruth set aside work on her
miniature theatre and put away her
half revised novel to devote all her
time to :her most important project,
writing to her "nephews." And she
Technic Staff To Meet
Members of the Michigan Technic
staff will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday in the Technic office,
Frank Arams, assistant editor, an-
nounced.

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received the only reward she wanted,
letters from the boys telling her how
much they appreciated the work She
was doing, and telling her of their
lives and duties.
She received other awards also.
Aunt Ruth is an hol orary member
of the Navy Mother's Clib and has
been given an Emblem of honor
Pin, an honor ordinaily reserved
for mothers of four orineru killed in
action.
In 1942 an article in The Daily by
Hale Champion was copied by World
Wide Service and brought in many
new names and birthday dates. She
:eceived one letter from a British
soldier in a London hospital who had
ead about her in the London Daily
Mirror.

"The rea ou I do this work is that
I'm ,so grateful to the boys for what
they are doing," ,Aunt Ruth said.
Vast 60 new, and slightly cripled,
she works seven days a week in the
University Museum.
She is "awfuly proud" of her "neph-
ews and loks forward to the day when
she wil be able to meet them all per-
sonahly.
After the war a "Family Reunion"
of all the "nephews" is being planned
by Col. Stanley G. Waltz, who is very
interested in the organization. At
this time the bok of letters and photo-
graphs, and "tall tales" of the boys
wil be put into a book which will be
called "The Family Album," Aunt
R tuhl1 stated.

Writes 1200 'Nephews'

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VICTORY CARIETIES STAR-Shown above is Del Kosno who will be
one of eight attractions to appear on the second Victory Varieties show j
to be given at 8 p.m. Sunday in Hill Auditorium. Kosno is an expert
balancing star who is especially famous for his ability to balance himself
unsupported on a high ladder. Ile has appeared in a number of circus
acts throughout the country. Bill Sawyer and his orchestra, the 50-.j
member University Women's Glee Club, Lenny Gale, Ed Ford and his
dog, Whitey, the Wirling Spinners, the Rockets and the Carltons will
also appear in the show. "Doc" Fielding will be master of ceremonies.
Tickets will go on sale tomorrow at the Union, League, University Hall
and the East and West Quadrangles.
SPANISH CLUB:
Dr. Gabriel Mtrisliain Wlvill
Discuss !xJCWUIILiterature

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Dr. Gabriel Atristain of Mexico,
who is now taking a post-graduate
course in public health here, will
speak to the members of the Spanish
Club at 8 p.m. Tuesday on the "De-
velopment of Mexican Literature."
In his lecture, Dr. Atristain expects
to treat principally the period of
Mexican literature "from its origin
in the year of the conquest, 1 21, up
to the time of the war for indepen-
dence in 1810, mentioning important
persons and factors flhat have, con-
tributed greatly to this epoch."
His interest in literature began
while he was in preparatory school
and in his last year of high school,
Dr. Atristain won a contest with his
short novel, "La Perra." le received
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his doctor's degree in medicine at the
University of Mexico and in 1939 was
designated assistant professor of lit-
erature in an extension school of the
University.
Speaking of the University, Dr.
Atristain said, "It's collection and
organization of rare books is truly
worthwhile."
In speaking of hemispherical rela-
tions, he said that the Kellogg Foun-
dation and Rockefeller Foundation
scholarships have given much prac-
tical aid to the good neighbor policy.
"Although many of our people be-
lieve that the people of the United
States are not interested in cultivat-
ing arts, such as music, literature and
painting, my stay here has confined
my opinion that this is not true," he
said.
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ANN ARBOR, MICH.

COLD

sist in planning a new pro-
g r a m of education for
adults, it w a s annouheed
last week. At the Adult
Educational Institute to
be held here May 16, 17
and 18 Dr. Ruthven and
Gov. Kelly will speak on
"Adult Education and
"The Eduation of the Re-
turning Veteran". 2 n d
Lieutenant Jamies R. Grif-
fith of the Percy Jones
Hospital in Battle Creek,
Dr. Edward W. Blakeman
and Prof. Preston W. Slos-
son will also speak.
A BAND of renegades
clad in pajamas distribut.
ed the usually austere si-
lence of the General Li-
brary one night last week
w i t h crys of "Spring
Swing" and littered the
floors with a poor substi-
tute for Kleenex ,carrying
the same message. It was
all part of the publicity
for last night's dance.
THE BASEBALL n i n e

THE 'U' TENNIS tem
lost its first meet of the,
season in South Bend Sat-
urday, bowing to Notre
Dame 5 to 4. They drop-
ped three singles and two
doubles matches. It was
Notre Dame's third
straigh it wil this yeat r.

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ter-Racial Association. le said to differ from the last war's in
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