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TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 194



Union, Men's Haven, To Carry
On Under Wartime Influence

The Michigan Union, athletic club
and haven from women for Univer-
sity men, will carry on this fall with
the wartime influence of the Army
and Navy in evidence more than ever.
Vhanges Are Wrought
Among the changes wrought since,
last spring is conversion of the ball-
room, long the scene of many campus
dances, into a cafeteria and elimina-
tion of dining room service altogether
because of lack of food and help. The
downstairs cafeteria, however, will
continue to serve students and, under
the direction of a student group of
officers, the Union will keep open its
athletic facilities to University men
and handle the orientation of fresh-
Any Union member may use the
hotel facilities for either himself or
a guest and all members may patro-
nize the thirty-table billiard parlor,
an adjacent table tennis room and
seven up-to-date bowling alleys. The
swimming pool is open to men only
from 11 a. m. to 11 p. m.
Facilities Are Offered
There is a comfortable lounge-
library on the main floor in which a
member may pick up newspapers
from all over the state, or study in
between classes, and on the second
floor in the Pendleton Library, stu-
dents will find quiet and comfort.
The Union main desk provides stu-
dent supplies, bluebooks, cigarettes
and candy and furnishes a conven-
ient place for members to cash their
Posted at the front door is the
doorkeeper who has become a tradi-
tion on campus with his sole function
of keeping women and dogs out of
the front entrance.
Cigarette Drive Sponsored
Last spring the Union sponsored a
campus-wide drive to collect money
for cigarettes. The cigarettes were
then sent abroad to men in the armed
services. Special G. I. Stomps were

sponsored for soldiers and sailors on
campus this summer, substituting
lounges for the ballroom and records
for an orchestra. When the campus
elects a student official it is usually
the Union staff that supervises the
The days of the Michigras, the
musical comedies of Mimes and the
ice carnival are gone for the duration,
but in their place are activities di-
rected toward entertaining service-
Bomber Fund
Will Assist 'U'
War Veterans
War bonds purchased now with
money collected by the Bomber
Scholarship Fund Committee will
enable University men and women
returning from the armed forces to
continue their schooling,
One hundred thousanddo llars is
the amount which the Committee
under the leadership of Jean, Bisdee,
'44, treasurer of the league, hdpes to
raise before the end of the war.
The Bomber Scholarship originated
at the Abe Lincoln Cooperative house
more than a year ago when $17.87
was raised by the members to start
the fund. The departure of several
of their members for the armed serv-
ices gave the idea impetus.
Other contributions were made by
organizations on campus, which with
the $15,000 collected during the 1942-
43 fall and spring term brought the
total collected to $23,000.
Several projects, including a League
Acquaintance Bureau, were spon-
sored during the summer term by the
Committee under the leadership of
Mary June Hastreiter, '44, summer

Med Program
Is Slashed to
Three Years
Along with the acceleration in
other schools, the war has brought
to the Medical School a shortening
of the period of study from four to
three years.
While the actual training in the
school has not been curtailed in any
way, three semesters a year have
shortened the number of years neces-
sary to complete the course.
Only one third of the students now
in the school are civilians, the other
two thirds being servicemen. Admit-
tance to the school remains the same
as it has always been and courses
are unchanged. Both servicemen and
civilians must pass the same entrance
examinations and must keep up the
same high scholastic standings of
pre-war days.
Soldiers enlisted in the Army Spe-
cialized Training Corps, in addition
to having full tuition paid by the
Army, are housed, fed, get free text-
books and the rank and pay of pri-
vate first class. Naval ROTC's as well
as the men in the Navy V-12 are get-
ting similar benefits and the monthly
pay of apprentice seamen.
The oldest departments in the Uni-
versity Medical School are the pre-
clinical departments housed in the
Fast Medical, West Medical, and
Pharmacology buildings.
Committee OK Needed
The Committee of Student Affairs,
the campus organization which ve-
toes or passes on student wishes and
demands, exercises full supervision
and control over all student activi-
ties except athletics.
Dean of Students Joseph A. Burs-
ley presides over the committee
which consists of six faculty mem-
bers, the Dean of Women and five
students, the president of the Union,
managing editor of The Daily, the
president of the League, and the
chairman of the League Judiciary

Hopwoods Give
For Writers
Awards Encourage
Creative Abilities,
Bring Fame to 'U'
(Continued from Page 1)
in the world does a university offer
such large prizes to its students in
the field of writing.
The prizes are grouped in major
and minor awards. Only senior and
graduate students are eligible for
the major awards. However, all
undergraduate students are eligible
for the minor awards if they meet
the general conditions for the con-
Separate Hopwood competitions
are also held for freshmen and sum-
mer school students.
Just one year after the Regents
accepted the Hopwood bequest, pub-
lishers began to be interested in the
results of the Hopwood contests and
are now acceptitig prize-winning
manuscripts in ever increasing num-
In past years such well-known
writers as Max Eastman, Chris-
topher Morley, Carl Van Doren and;
Edward Weeks have delivered the
annual Hopwood lecture, given prior'
to the announcement of prize win-
ners. These speakers, which supple-
ment the fame of the Hopwood con-
tests, are chosen by the Hopwood
Judges in the four fields of drama,
essay, fiction and poetry have in-
cluded Henry Seibel Canby, Stephen
Vincent Benet, Louis Unterneyer,
Archibald MacLeish, DorothyParker,
Sinclair Lewis, Mark Van Doren and
John Erskine.
A Hopwood Room, gathering place.
for students interested in writing
and a center for the interests arising
from the contests, is also maintained.
as a part of the Hopwood plan. 'The
room, located in Angell Hall, has a
constantly growing library of val-
uable modern literature.

17 Religions.
Represented in
Church Groups
Lane Hall Is Center
Of Student Activity
For Various Faiths
Students of all faiths will have
ample opportunity this winter to par-
ticipate in religious activities with
those of their own group.
Ann Arbor, although it may be
considered a "typical college town,"
presents a truly cosmopolitan atmos-
phere in religion as in secular mat-
17 Religions Are Represented
Among the 17 religious groups on
campus are the Westminster Guild
(Presbyterian), the Roger Williams
Guild (Baptist), the Lutheran Stu-
dent Association, Gamma Delta (Mis-
souri Synod-Lutheran), The Con-
gregational-Disciples Guild, Canter-
-bury Club (Episcopal), Hillel Foun-
dation for Jewish students, the Wes-
leyan Guild (Methodist), and the
Newman Club for Catholic students.
The Unitarian Church has an
active student group'which sponsored
folk dancing for all servicemen and
students this summer. Another active
organization, the Society of Friends,
holds weekly meetings for all stu-
dents at Lane Hall, home of the Stu-
dent Religious Association.
Students Form 'Christian' Group
One group of students has banded
together to form what is called the
"Michigan Christian Fellowship," an
organization devoted to giving fellow-
ship to Christian students and win-
ning them to Christ.
The Bethlehem Evangelical and
Reformed Church has also formed an
organization for students on campus,
which was temporarily disbanded for
the summer.
Serving students as well as towns-
people and servicemen is the First
Church of Christ, Scientist, and the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints which hold weekly services.
These student organizations pro-
vide facilities for religious services,
recreation; fellowship and special so-:
cial programs. During the year vari-
ous organizations give dances, hold
meditation retreats, sponsor weekly
programs, hikes, picnics 'and special
religious services.
V' Assumes
New War
Com plexion
(Continued from Page 1)
ing Elroy Hirsch, Johnny Galagher,
Bob Hanzlik and Fred Negus, and
one former Minnesota star, Bill Da-
ley, all of whom were transferred to
Michigan in the Marine and the
Navy. V-12 training programs. Men
in the naval training programs are
allowed to participate in extracur-
ricular activities although the Army
units are not.
In all, however, students and ser-
vicemen have learned that the Uni-
versity is well able to carry on and
adapt itself to changing, uncertain,
wartime conditions.

cU' Speech Departmeit is
Rated Among Country's Finest

The Department of Speech of the
University, rated as one of the best
in the country, offers courses, both
practical and theoretical in the fields
of radio, play production, teacher
training, public speaking, and speech
An intramural speaking contest,
held every year, is the highlight of
the courses. All participants are
chosen from the beginning speech
courses, a board of three judges
choosing the best speaker.
TheSpeech Department, aside
from its regular courses, offers
extra-curricular activities including
acting, debating, radio work and
oratory. A group of students under
Enrollment in
Adult Courses
Hits New High
University Extension
Service Located in
Detroit, Grand Rapids
Enrollment in university extension
courses, according to Dr. Charles A.
Fisher, Director of the University
Extension Service, is the "largest ever
The University Extension Service
has been operating for more than
twenty-five years and the program of
classwork now reaches into each sec-
tion of the state. An extension center
is located in Detroit, and a new cen-
ter is being established in Grand
Rapids this fall. In addition to these
two centers other classes are orga-
nized in any Michigan community
where there is a sufficient demand
for the program and where facilities
and personnel are available. Last
year enrollments in credit and non-
credit courses totaled 10.225.
The Detroit center, located in the
Horace H. Rackham Educational
Memorial, is now in its second full
year of operation with more than
sixty extension classes scheduled. A
large number of classes are concen-
trated in the field of education, while
there is an increasing interest in lan-
guage courses. Chinese, Japanese
and Russian are offered this year as
they were last year, although Span-
ish is perhaps the most popular lan-
guage course. The Grand Rapids
center is offering approximately
thirty credit and noncredit courses.
The University Extension Service
is especially planned for adults who
wish to take work for cultural enjoy-
ment or to increase their business or
professional capabilities, and anyone
who feels that he can do the work
may enroll. Since most of the stu-
dents have other occupations, the
classes are conducted' in the late
afternoon and at night. Many house-
wives, working girls, businessmen and
even doctors and attorneys are en-
rolled in the Detroit center.
Some of the courses of especial
interest are the new books and plays
series, Engineering, Science, and
Management War Training, courses
in world affairs,

the direction. of Professor Preston
Slosson of the History De t,
last year formed a Etudets; a-
ing Bureau" to disuss ar fid p,t-
war problems. The participants In-
clude various clubs aofd c'hich
groups as well as men andwme ,of
the University. ''he 1Metho1't
Church was host to this group for a
complete program carried on' for
several months last spring. Army
and Navy men on campus have par-
ticipated in panel discussions led by
this group.
In the field of debating both men
and women groups have been orgai-
ized. .Six women who have partici-.
pated in the debates are awarded, the
Eleanor Clay Ford Testimonial pri-
zes of $50 each. Men who partici-
pate in a forensic contest for he
University are eligible to join Delta
Sigma Rho, the honorary speeh so-
ciety. Societies for women are
Athena and Zeta Phi Eta.
Outstanding in the country, the
Speech Department of the Unier-
sity of Michigan has a three-fold
purpose-its aims being the research
into-special problems of speech chr-
rection, teacher training and speech
science study.
The popular Michigan Repertory
Players, otherwise known as lay
Production, produce well known
comedies as well as tragedies ech
year. Several graduates of this di"-
sion of the Speech Department are
known on Broadway and 4in 14lly-
wood, having gained their experi-
ence in make-up, direction, produc-
tion, staging, costuming and play-
writing with this group.
Students practice annguncing,
production of sound effects, andd the
writing of radio scripts on loal 'sta-
tions in the surrounding area sice
the UniveisiWy does not hae .a
broadcasting studio of its own. These
programs are prepared at iorris
Hall, the local studio.
Student Rle
Students and professors of thir-
teen nations receive help fro the
World Student Servi' Fux~4 which
operates primarily in collegens and
universities of the United 8ta
Money for studIent war rel1 fin
such places as China, Russia, rs-
tralia, unoccupied Fraice, Stein,
Greece and xndia is coliected i tie
In former years student relief. has
been divided between foodgits,
work relief, necessities grants, fage
aid, winter clothing and scholrshiTs.
The work in EU'rope is c rid ion
almost entirely in 'prisonfe ee,
and internment camps ll ey
collected in the United is
cabled to Geneva, $wit eland, re'
it is distributed by the urean u-
dent Relief Fund.
Whe WSSF is sponsored hby the
United States Commnitt7 ,f the In-
ter'national Student Service and fhe
UnitedStates seci4on of toe World's
Student Ciristian Fedeatlon.

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