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THE M IC AN DAILY

~U~lA , jAN. 21911

Dr. W. P. Lemon
Shows Baptism,
To Co. G Men
How to perform an emergency
baptism was taught to members of
Co. G Wednesday evening by the
company chaplain, Rev. W. P.
Lemon. Co. G is composed of medi-
cal and dental students, most of
whom at some time will have to per-
form this rite.
Dr. Lemon conducted the first of
a weekly series of discussions on
psychiatry in the barracks library.
Miracle healings described in the
Bible were studied, and in his first
meeting the chaplain unfolded the
story of psychiatry in Biblical times.
Subsequent discussions, the second
of which is to be next Wednesday
evening in the library, will develop
the story of modern psychiatry.
Med Students Take
Huron Valley Hike
More than 150 happy, singing mem-
bers of Co. G made an all-afternoon
hike yesterday, ob erving nature and
enjoying the scenery of the Huron
River valley.
Clad in green fatigues, the group
gathered behind Vaughan House at
1 p.m. with gas masks and canteens
and set off on the long tramp. Once
in open country, the hikers burst into
one song after another and made
quite a stir in the ether. Pfc. Claude
Ludwig identified birds for the com-
pany, and three of the more ardent
Mature lovers intended to bring their
cameras but forgot them at the last
minute. The hike lasted several
hours.
Members of the company were in-
terviewed on their return:
Pfc. Frank .Barrett, "A splendid
idea."
Pfc. Jack O'Dell "I had a good
time."
Pfc. Fred Gillette, "A weekly hike
wouldn't be a bad idea."
Pfc. Bob Corley, "My feet hurt."
Lt. Reisman marched with the
boys. What made everyone happy
was that all gigs posted on the bul-
letin board had been erased upon
return to Vaughan House.
Men To Fire
At Ft. Custer
The enlisted men of the station
complement will fire the rifle. range
infiltration course at Fort Custer
for a record on Feb. it and 12.
They will also go through the in-
filtration course. As they crawl und-
er barbed wire, through trenches and
across ditches live ammunition will
be fired overhead.
Since Jan. 5 the men have been
studying various types of rifles, close-
order drill and. rifle 'marksmanship
on Wednesday evenings and Satur-
day afternoons in preparation for
firing the rifle range and going
through the infiltration course.
Lt. M. G. Flegal, assistant PMS
and T., and ROTC instructor has
been in charge of the .training. ,
Co. G Leads Other
Units in Bond Sales
Almost $3,000 in war bonds have
been purchased by members of Co. G
during the past 10 days, Lt. Samuel
Reisman, company commander, an-
nounced yesterday.
The new total places Co. G in the
lead of all other Army units on
campus.

Visiting Colonel 'Inspects' USO

HoM F'RO1 S VG H 4Il
IT fa (an. ) Sddier Returi
To IL . I rom Japanese Camp

By PEI. ArNEY S hWARTZ
Rev. J. I 1. I rrkman. father of
Pfc. Ilova'd C. I),kmauf Co. D.
was ill tl last g'( up it) he rela ri-
ated fromi a Ja iuw>c int'rnmfnt
camp.
Pfc. Berrkman sai i rly four-
teen years in and around Shanghai
and returned to this country in
January, 1941, with his mother when
Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson
requested all American nationals to
return when war clouds began to
shroud the Pacific Ocean area. Pfc.
Berckman returned on the liner
President Coolidge in 17 days which
compares very favorably to. the 72
day trip of the Swedish mercy ship
Gripsholm which picked up its pre-
cious cargo at Goa, on the west coast
of India. The first leg of the trip

fro Shanghai, China to India was
made on the exchange ship Teia
Maru.
Went to School in Shanghai
Pfr. Steven Green of Co. A was a
schoolmate of Pfc. Berckman's at
the Shanghai American School.
Berckman stated that the subjects
taught there are similar to the Amer-
ican school curriculum only that the
training is a bit more intensified.
The Chinese play soccer, basketball
and baseball in addition to their
Oriental sports. Soccer. however, is
the national sport.
Pfc. Berckman saw his father for
the first time in three years when
he returned home to Albertsville,
Ala. on a recent furlough. Rev.
Berckman is eager to return to
China to carry on his missionary
work for the Methodist Ministry.

News and Notes Successor to

Col. Edward F. Shaifer of Sixth Service Comm and Headquarters in Chicago, Ill., enjoys a skit pre-
sented by the men of Company A at the official op ening of the Ann Arbor USO. The Colonel is sevted
in the back row. Seated at his side is Lt. Catharine B. James, WAC, assistant adjutant of the 3651st S.U.
Col. Frederick C. Rogers, commandant of the campus unit, is seated in the front row. Col. Rogers
spoke on the same program, thanking the citizens o f Ann Arbor for their assistance in the establishment

From Co. B-4
Harry "Chaotic" Velkowitz has
been waiting since 1938 for the re-
turn on his sweepstakes ticket. He
insists the delay was caused by "a
small time operator."
Bill "Ingenious" Mueller, the cadet
who memorized the log tables three
times and forgot them twice, is now
working out a system for using the
slide rule mentally. By forming a
mental picture of the rule and mani-
pulating it in his imagination, he ex-
pects to find answers correct to three
decimal places.
Two phrases describing drill: or-
ganized chaos, precision confusion.
Recently, a green cadet asked his
officer in a gloomy tone of voice, "Sir,
if we commit a crime punishable by
death, according to the Articles of
War, do we get shot before or after
we become eighteen?"
He Speaks for the Navy

of the club.

-Daily Photo by Cpl. R. L. Lewin, 3651st SU, Co. A
Col. Rogers at Dedication

Co. C Musicians Relaxing

The Sad Sack'
One of the most popular features
in YANK is Sgt. George Baker's cre-
ation, "Sad Sack." Pvt. Sack, known
to Yanks the world 'round as the
typical unfortunate and ignorant G.I.,
can also be found on the campus of
the U. of M. In order to portray
the Sad Sack as a campus G.I. rath-
er than a Regulation, we are going to{
create a new character. To keep
from incurring the wrath of Sgt.
Baker, we're going to name our Sad
Sack, Pvt. Sam Sol.
Pvt. Sol belongs to every company.
He may be one of your roommates,
or, even worse, he may be you. Pvt.
Sol is utterly confused by all tech-
nical matters. The other day, when
they told him to write his rank before
his name on the roster, he wrote,
"his rank Sol." Pvt. Sol is of the
specie Salutus Buckus Feverai type,
Aurous Brickus. He is the type of
guy who inhabits dark alleys and
shadows to escape saluting officers.
He is so low that he is often seen
shirking his duty while his friends
work! But in spite of his short-
comings, Pvt. Sol, whether in the
Army or out, will always be just
plain Sol.
Co. G Men Study
Malaria, Other
Tropical Ills
Present Sophomores
First Michigan Men
To Get Special Training
Tropical bugs and how they bite
the Army are the newest item of
study for members of Co. G. -It's
done with the idea that some of the
boys at Vaughan House will see
medical service in the tropics after
graduation.
Malaria and dysentery, the two
chief diseases of the tropics, are the
sole subject of one entire course.
Another intensive course deals with
worms, some of them two-foot mon-
sters that are found in some{African
natives.
Delving into the life habits of
worms and parasites is a new wrin-
kle in northern medical schools, and
present medical sophomores are the
first group in Michigan to get this
special training. Ann Arbor's experts
in tropical diseases also believe mal-
aria will probably strike Michigan
after the war, since the malaria mos-
quito exists throughout the state and
all that is needed to spread the dis-
ease here are active cases among re-
turning soldiers.

Sunday Military Page
The Sunday Army pag 1. written by and
for the enisted Army persmei statoatone
on the University of Mihn an campus
Al opinions expresed on this page are
'hose of the idividual con trtor and
'iould not be coustrued as reresenting
the policy or opinions of either the War
Department or the comnma dant s of the
Armay units'iloca ted her,'
STAFF
Editor-in-Chief: Pfc. Lazar Emanuel
Manag. Editor: Pfc. Stanley Krenitz
Company Representatives
Co. A ...........T/5 Stanley Zuckerman
Co. B .... ............ ..Pvt. Richard Wolf
ASTPR . . ........ . .....Cadet L. v. Chabala
Co. C ....Pfc. David Lindsey, PIc. Thomas
Pattison
Co. D............Pc. Barney Schwartz
('o. E _ Pvt,. Deore Willas, Pt.iJoseph
O'Conunor
Co. F ..Pvt. Melvin J. Berman, Pvt Rob-
ert J. Holmes
Co. G ..Pfc. Culver Jones, Pfc. Max Raabe
Headquarters..... pl. William T. Scott
Photographer ... ...... Cpl. Robert Lewin
Soldier Writes
'bef ore wi d
After' Letter's
It's a well-known and widely rec-
ognized fact that the Army has
subtle ways of changing a man, and
the following "opened by mistake"
letters illustrate the point.
First we have the "before" letter.
Dear Mother,
Well, I'm here and I can see
nothing but a dull life ahead of
me. They have a demerit system
whereby you get gigged for every
little thing that is wrong. If you
get over four, you will spend the
week - end polishing windows,
scrubbing floors, and reporting
every hour. That is how they tell
time in the Army.
Do you know some people up
here? If so, send me their names
and addresses so I can visit them.
Maybe I won't be so homesicl that
way. I shall have to say goodnight
as it is almost time for lights out.
Your loving son, away frm
home,
Joseph
But changes are wrought by the
ravages of time. Here is the "after"
letter.
Second Letter
Hi M.om..
Gee, this Army chow certainly
solves the hunger problem. But,
Mom, this food is nothing to the
way you cook.
Hey, I didn't tell you when I
called but I had a date with a
sweet dish last Saturday night.
She's got a shape like an angel,
and, boy, When she gets to work
on you it seems like a tank de-
stroyer wiping out a Jap-infested
pillbox.
Boy, was it a laugh when we got
our uniforms. I started to put the
pants on and looked at them twice.
Why, they're so large I've already
put in a request for another man
to wear them with me! As for the
raincoat, it strains the rain.
Love,
Joe
P.S. Send ten bucks, quick!
Lt. Peake Assigned Here
Lt. Charles H. Peake, commanding
officer of Co. B, has now been as-
signed to the 3651st S.U. He has been
on temporary duty here since Sep-

tember.
Lt. Peaie came here from Fort
McClellan, Ala. Before entering the
Army, he was a member'of the Eng-
lish faculty of the University, and
resident advisor at the West QuAd-
rangle.

Men from Co. C working on their musical comedy, "Bidin' Our
Time," which will be presented on campus soon. Socks, the company
mascot, is supervising the operation. The script and music for the
show have been written by the men of the company. These men find
at the USO a, very congenial atmosphere for their work.

Col. F. C. Rogers, commandant
of the 3651st S.U., expresses appre-
ciation and gratitude to citizens of
Ann Arbor for making the USO
possible. Col. Rogers urges that all
servicemen on campus make use of
the splendid facilities offered by
the USO. He says that the Army
will be 100 per cent behind this or-
ganization in all its projects.
Director Urges
Men To Attend
New Harris USO

THE MICH IGAN DAILY SERVICE EDITION *
ANN ARBOR, MICH. SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 1944

Here Captain Richard E. Cassidy,
commanding officer of the Naval
unit on the campus, also praises the
work of Ann Arbor citizens in or-
ganizing the USO at the dedication
ceremonies held last month.
Their whole-hearted cooperation in
the innumerable tasts pertinent to
club operation, is gratifying indeed.
Their enthusiasm for entertaining
the boys, and their splendid spirit of
friendliness is reflected throughout
the club.

tems, concluded that they
are diametrically opposed.
He said the essence of dem-
ocracy is "rational partici-
pation in the affairs of
state of equal members,"
while fascism relies upon
"irreponsible leaders rep-
resenting the nation." As
for the Soviet Union, he
said, "Russia today does
not have a democratic or-
ganization. But there are
several basic principles and
objectives of communism
which are compatible with
democracy as we under-
stand it." And he con-
cluded, "The legacy of Nazi
rule in Europe is a force
which willy-nilly is making
for a more unified Europe
in the future."
* * *
A GI STOMP was held
last Sunday in the Union.
It was planned to provide
recreation on Sunday aft-
ernoon for servicemen and
civilians on campus. But
not too many turned out
for it. The Union was
blamed for poor publicity
and poor organization.
Then the critics were an-

New Bank

WAVES, Lt. (j.g.) Helen
M. Stewart and Harriet M.
Simonson, Sp. (R) 3/c,
were at the League last
week to interest coeds in
the Navy, or just to answer
their questions about the
WAVES. Said Lt. Stewart,
"The Navy not only needs
WAVES but wants them,
too; there is a definite job
for you and every other
woman in the Navy." They
explained the type of work
the girls would do, how
they could become officers
and, in general, did their
best to make the service
sound attractive to the co-
eds.
PROF. KOELLA talked
about Switzerland at last
Thursday's meeting of the
French Club. He told of
how Switzerland has
learned from her wars the
importance of peace, of
how that little country
surrounded by Nazi armies
is now a shelter for refu-
gees from all countries, of.
how the Red Cross works
through Switzerland, of the
absence of racial or reli-

letter to the House Rules
Committee demanding im-
mediate action on the bill
and mailed to all Michigan
Congressmen the results of
the campus poll taken here
on the subject. At the
meeting Wednesday these
moves were unanimously
approved ... Debate at the
meeting on the 18-year-old
vote resulted in a vote of
endorsement for the meas-
ure.
"U" CAGERS were nosed
out Tuesday by a Fort
Custer team, 35 to 32. Will-
iam Seymour, Michigan
center, bagged six field
goals for 12 points, but
Fort Custer had equally
bright players. Also, the
Wolverines played with
only one regular; Navy-
Marine trainees are not
permitted to participate in
midweek trips.
SPORTS got the wrong
end of everything this
week-end . . . In a dual
meet Saturday the Great
Lakes swimming team de-
feated Michigan 48 to 36.

The author of this article, Mrs. Rob-
ert Burton, is the director of the Ann
Arbor USO and from the very inception
of the idea has been its guiding spirit.
To her credit chiefly is the Harris Hall
USO which is now providing, in nu-
merous ways, recreational and social
activities solely for the benefit of the
servicemen stationed on the campus.
-Editor's Note
By MRS. ROBERT BURTON
The Ann Arbor USO although in
its infancy has made tremendous
strides toward perfection, and we
will have nothing less than perfec-
tion.
The growing atteipdance and the
enthusiasm of the men who frequent
the club is an indication of rapid
growth and development.
The building itself, although built
in 1886, lends itself beautifully to
the needs and activities desired. Its
spacious and numerous rooms, now
handsomely furnished, provide just
what the man in service appreciates.
The Tavern Room and Main Lounge
are popular for the music and fun-
loving man. The Quiet Room is just
that, the very atmosphere of the
room is conducive to study and read-
ing. It is inviting and restful. The
large game room is usually alive with

And Songs To Alma Mater Raise

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