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Christmas Mail RjsI
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Ca 'itt I ilt Welcomes Globe-Trotter

JAG Contrasts Education in Germany, America

The annual Christmas deluge of
mail is .catching Michigan postoffices
short of men because of widespread
influenza, while postmasters are try-
ing to meet the crisis with' borrowed,
trucks, and assistance from house-
wives, high school boys and coopera-
Lion of the mailing public.
Army Men Work
In many cities public response to
appeals for early mailing is helping.
to bring the peak load as early as 48
hours sooner than usual. K 'aki
painted Army and Michigan State
troop trucks are working as emer-
gency carriers to get the mail.
Detroit postal officials said yester-
day (Saturday): "On the whole the.
situation here is a bad one." This is,
the story they told:
Detroit Postoffice Short Trucks
The Detroit postoffice is short
about 125 trucks which cannot be
hired or borrowed. The Army, has
supplied some trucks but is unable
to furnish more. There are 4,000 'mail
sacks of parcel post which have not'
been delivered because of the short-
age of trucks. If no more trucks can.
be had, some mail will be held until
after, Christmas for delivery. Some
1,500 men are out with the flu. About
1,500 sacks of first class mail are
awaiting processing. And to top it all
off, the railroads have not eno4gh
men to keep up with the carloads, of
incoming mail.
At Saginaw postoffice officials re-
ported an almost opposite situation.
Postmaster John D. Mershon 'said
that there was no apparent man-
power shortage and that married wo-
men and students have helped keep
the heavy flow of mail moving effi-
ciently. He said the mail came in
early and in a steady stream.


Cand. John Wolff, a member of the
4th OC class of the Judge Advocate
Generals School, did undergraduate
work as well as legal study abroad,
earning a BA degree at Bismarck
Gymnasium and JD at Heidelberg
University, Germany.
When Cand. Wolff last saw Ger-
many before coming to America in
1929, it was a peace-loving country.
In Berlin alone there were four first-
rate operas. so that the large mass of
peolple could go to the opera practi-
cally every day for very little money.
Wonwen Have More Say Here
,"Women in the United States have
a much more dominant voice then
they had in Germany or in any Eur-
mpean country that I have visited.
In Europe it seems that the man is
the one who has the final say in all
matters. It seems to me that women
in the United States have more to say
about most things," Cand. Wolff said.
"In America in many high
schools and certainly in the pro-
gressive high schools the tendency
seems to be to allow the student
much liberty. There is relatively
little discipline and rigidity. As the
student grows up, becomes mature
and enters college the discipline isj
much more severe.
"In Germany they had the opposite
idea. In the high school there was
rigid discipline and the students were
made to learn their lessons from day
to day. There were constant examin-
ations. After the student graduates
from college and enters his post-
graduate work, he is treated like a
mature person who is left very much
on his own," he said.
Fewer Examinations Given
"The university did not carevery
much whether the students attended
classes or not. Examinations were not

given during the semester or even at
the end of the semester. They were
given only at the end of the study
"This system may not provide
enough supervision for the average
student, but in My opinion it gives
the highly intelligent student more
opportunity to go into original lines
of research.
"I think that the most interesting
thing about Europe is not its land-
marks, but its people. After the war
even if all the landmarks have been
bombed out of existence, it will still
be n interesting place to go," he
Was Born in Canada
Cand. Wolff was born in Montreal,
Canada. His father returned to Ger-
many when Cand. Wolff was three
years old, taking Cand. Wolff with
him. He went to school in Germany
and finally studied law there. He
wrote his doctor's thesis on "The
Warranty of Title in the American
Law of Sales" which was published by
the Berlin Institute of Comparative
After having studied American
law from the books, Cand. Wolff
was anxious to come to this coun-
try and find out something about
the actual operation of the law

here. Ile came to the United Stats
in -1929 and attended C(olumWba
University Law School from whch
he earied an LLM degree, lie ww
about to return to Germany when
Columbia University offered him a
fellowship in comparative law, Fe
decided to stay here Lcausc he felt
that demicracy was at an end in
Germany aid that dictatorship was
en the march. He had grown to Le
very much attached to the demo-
cratic way of life in this country.
He did research work in compara-
tive law at Columbia and lectured
there from 1936 to 1941 on compaa-
tive law. In 1941 he became an at-
torney for the anti-trust division of

the Deparuent of Justice and sub-
sequently became attorney for OPA
and then "ttorn(e for the Office of
Alien Property Custodcon which p-
sition he held before entering t he Ar-
m ly.
Law Leadt r Di,-;
Edward Thomas Lee, former Uni-
versity student, and founder and dean
of the John Marshall Law School in
Chicago, died in a hospital there on
Dec. 14. Mr. Lee was 83, and had
been president of the Better G6vern-
ment Association of Chicago from
z928 to 1931..


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Phone 9268 or 4742 for Reservations

Laughing heartily, globe-trotting President Roosevelt, still wearing
plaid shirt and sweater he traveled in, is welcomed home to Washington
from historic conference by Reon.' Josenh W. Martin (Rep.-Mass.),
minority leader of the House. Between them in background is Rep.
Sol Bloom (Dem.-N.Y.), and directly behind the President is Michael
Reilly, Secret Service Chief at the White House.
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Last Sunday "In Our Opinion," men in Detroit and four men in Annr_
round table discussion radio program Arbor. This complication necessit-
on. WJR, was broadcast by means of
,a special engineering device. i ated the use of a specially construct- j AML Y r' ICIAt
David Norton, of the radio depart- ed table, fitted with head phones for
ment in Morris Hall, explained that the men speaking from Morris Hall. T N
the broadcast was carried on by two Balance was the major problem en- -
countered, as more than one micro- (Continucd from Page 4)
phone was used.
Taking an old-fashioned round Students, College of Engineering:
' o, sdining room table, Norton covered it The final day for DROPPING
was one-fourth inch felt rug matting. COURSES WITHOUT RECORD will
The flexible stem of a study lamp be Monday, Dec. 27. A course may be
formed a stand for the mike which dropped only with the permission of
EA L I F TS was located centrally on the table. the classifier, after conference with
IDEA *Six positions around the table were the instructor.
wired for} head sets. In order to keep A. H. Lovell, Secretary
at...'tie sets securely plugged in their
sockets, Norton had the connections Students, College of Engineering:
carefully tied in place. The final day for REMOVAL OF IN-
The program, a discussion of the COMPLETES will be Monday, Dec.
development of post-war employment, 27. Petitions for extension of time
was broadcast from an accoustically miust be on file in the Secretary's
tieated, sound absorbent room in Office on or before Tuesday, Dec. 21.
at North U Morris Hall which Prof. Abbot of the A. H. Lovell, Secretary
radio and speech departments uses
for weekly broadcasts. School of Education Freshmen:
Courses dropped after Saturday, Dec.
- -- --25, will be recorded with the grade of
E except under extraordinary cir-
cumstances. No course is considered
dropped unless it has been reported
in the office of the Registrar, Rm. 4,
ThUniversity Hall.

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Messiah Concert: The University
Musical Society will present Handel's
"Messiah," this after at 3 o'clock in
Hill Auditorium. The following will
participate: Agnes Davis, soprano;
Lillian Knowles, contralto; William
Miller, tenor; Wellington Ezekiel,
bass:; Palmer Christian, organist; the
University Choral Union, anld a spe-
cial "Messiah" Orchestra, Hardin Van
Deursen, conductor.
A limited number of tickets, tax
included, will continue on sale at
60c, 50c, and 30c, preceding the con-
cert beginning at 2 o'clock today at
the Hill Auditorium box office.
Charles A. Sink, President
Lxbibition, College of Architecture
and Design: An exhibition of paint-'
ings by Eugene Dana, and color prints
by Louis Schanker, is presented by
the College of Architecture and De-
sign in the ground floor corridor of
the Architectural Building throtgNh
Dec. 28. Open daily, except Sunday,
8:00 to 5:00. The public is cordially
Events Today
International Center: Annual
Christmas Party tonight at 7:30.
Carol singing, exchange of gifts, re-
freshments. Please bring a 10-cent
gift, suitably wrapped.
The Lutheran Student Association
will meet in Zion Lutheran Parish
Hall this afternoon at 5:30. Sup-
per will be served at 6:00 and imme-
diately following the group will par-
ticipate in a Christmas program. Lu-
theran students and servicemen are
Gamma Delta, Lutheran Student
Club, will have a supper meeting to-
day at 5:45 p.m. at the Lutheran
Student Center, 1511 Washtenaw, at
which the Wayne University Gamma
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chorus under the directioni
of serge Jaroff gave the
sixth Choral Union concert
Tuesday in Dill Auditor-
ium. 'The group sang a
variety of selections, relig-
ious songs, a requested
number, gay, festive songs,
war songs and a vigorous
dance finale followed by
two encores. They sang
the ,well. - known "From
Border to Border" and the
"Hymn of the United Na-
tions" both by Shostako-
vich. Though the concert
was not heavy, it was en-
tertaining. And especially
for those' who had not seen
the Don Cossacks before
it was a real treat.
spoke on "What's Happen-
ing in Washington" Wed-
nesday in Hill Auditorium.
He termed the present
Congress "conscientious,
constructive, courageous
and determined." Utilizing
slogans he said this Con-
gress may be a safeguard

Toys for England

DEC. 19, 1943
menace to our civilization,
bit now we think it is a
TIVES from the State
Legislature toured the
campus last week. Uni-
versity officials assured
them that "Michigan will
be foremost in meeting the
needs of returning service-
men." Consideration of the
University budget for the
1944-45 fiscal year is ex-
pected to come to the at-
tention of the legislature
in its special session called
by Governor Kelly for ear-
Inext year.
leic director, has suggest-
ed that .the National Col-
:,egiate Athletic Associa-
~ of tion Rules Committee con-
Sa:- duct a mail ballot on chan-
ging the out - of - bounds
aned kickoff and several other
and rules in college football.
n 1901 have to wait until after the

Four-year-old Cheery Wheeler inspects som
the toys at the London depot of the BritishI
Relief Society of America. The society annou
that 115,000 British children will receive a toy
candy from America. AP Ph

freezing wages and pri-

was under the Czari


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