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i'EiDNESDAT, JAN. 26, 1944


Former Students in Servce
Receive JanuaryNewsletter

The January Broadcasting News-
letter, a bi-monthly publication which
is written by Prof. Waldo Abbot, dir-
ector of brbadcasting, has been mail-
ed to 285 former students now in
It contains excerpts from the many
letters which Prof. Abbot receives
from former Michigan students and
comments by the professor.
"Capt. Waldo Abbot, Jr., '39, writes
from India that he is on the road
gang now. His bunk-mate is a cap-
tain who went to the University in
'28 and '29, and was the first stu-
dent expelled from the University for
driving an automobile under the auto-
ban. Now he is in a truck company,
getting all the driving he wants.
Badoglio Impressed
"Pat (Clinton B.) Conger, '38, rep-
resents the United Press in Italy. In
a bridge game the other day, he made
a five-diamond bid, holding only the
king and the other diamond. It was
a signal, but when Marshal Badoglio
heard about it, he was vastly impres-
sed by American nerve. It seems that
he is quite a bridge player, too.
"Geraldine Elliott, AM '36, seems to
have been a whopping success with
her gruesome pre-midnight tales of
the Hermit's Cave. She has a ten-
year contract, which is pretty won-
derful, with the Carter Coal Com-
pany. By the time she's written the
"Hermit's Cave" for ten years, 520
programs, tie ought to be able to
scare the daylights out of anyone."
Prof. Abbot wrote.
Harmon Fears Banana Peel
"Tom Harmon,'41, in writing to Sta-
tion WJR, started his letter saying:
'Here is the Ghost again, and I can
honestly say that I am sorry that I
can cause so much trouble and worry
to everyone. I figure that if 'the
Lord saw me through that one,' I'll
live to a ripe ole' age to die by slip-
ping on a banana peel!'
"Sgt. Henry Loud, '43, has a com-
pany at Camp Croft in which all the
men are older than he. He is afraid
they will call their sergeant 'Sonny.'
"Remember I announced Duane
Nelson, '40, as dead some time ago?
Well, his letter started out: 'It is
about time I got around to writing
you and effecting the reincarnation
completely. I had visions of enter-
ing your office with sober mein, and
in a solemn voice uttering, 'Alas,
Vulcans Elect
New Officers
The Vulcans, senior honorary so-
ciety of the Engineering School, com-
pleted their initiations for this sem-
ester Sunday, and elected new offic-
ers for the Spring Term.
Final initiation rites began with a
dinner in honor of the tappees, fol-
lowed by the formal ceremony in the
Vulcan's room in the Union. The
society elected Gordon R. Anderson
as president for the next semester
and John McCarthy as sercetary-
The eight new members are, Fred
Bryan, NROTC; Clifford Myll, NRO-
TC; Gordon Anderson, NROTC; Bob
Allen, 45E; John F. McCarthy, '45E;
Hank Schmidt, '44E; Jack Kelso,
'45E; and Bill Powers, '45E.

poor Yarick, I knew him well,'" Prof.
Abbot wrote.
"Lt. Roger Reed, SS '41, writes
from Italy: 'We are having a great
time in Italy. I have done nothing
to further the war effort. May offer
a pint of blood as a last resort.'
"Bob Reifsneider, '43, wrote from
Fort Knox, Ky., saying, 'I just got
back from doing a transcription that
had never been rehearsed before a
mike. The transcription is made each
Sunday before a live audience. It's
a half-hour show with a comedy
scene "Portrait of a Hero." I'm get-
ting a bit bored with being heroic.
For a while I was dying each week-
usually in one word. Lately I have
been the hero and remained alive.'
Travel Itinerary Mixed
"Bob Reinhart, '40-'42, sends a
V-mail letter from somewhere in
Italy, saying: 'So far the Army has
mixed up my travel itinerary: South
in Alabama the first summer; Cape
Cod in the winter; African desert the
next summer; and now, sunny Italy
during the rainy season.'
"Nancy Shaffer Southerfield, '39, is
planning on a young Joan or Jack, ac-
cording to Reinhart, who sent the
news from Italy. Just how he learn-
ed that in Italy is more than I can
find out," Prof. Abbot wrote.
"Dick Slade's, '41, letter was ad-
dressed to me at the Morris Hall
Marine Barracks, just because I had
talked about the Marines in my
classes. The letter got to me, having
been forwarded with a notice that I
was not in the West Quad," Prof.
Abbot added.
Speech Finals
Will Be Today
Finals in the Speech 31 contest
will be held at 4 p.m. today in the
Rackham Amphitheatre at which
time the champion speaker of the
students who are taking that course
this semester will be selected.
The six top ranking persons in the
semi-final contest which was held
Monday will compete to determine
a winner.
Finalists are Daniel Saulson, Don-
ald A. Schwartz, Ruth Novik, Doro-
thy Murzek, Charles Holland, and
Edith VanAndel.
Each semester a contest of this
type is held among Speech 31 classes
in the University.
Center Camera Club
Holds First Meeting
The International Center Camera
Club held its first round-table Mon-
day at the Center.
Carl Knapp, former student assis-
;ant of the photography course of
the School of Engineering directed
the elementary course and the more
advanced members of the club dis-
cussed the use of the darkroom and
'general plans for the club.
The organization, known as the
ICCC was founded last Jan. 13 at
one of the regular teas of the Cen-
ter. Officers of the club are Carlos
Plaza, president; Lii Rabel, treas-
urer, and Nien-Tus Hwang, secre-

Mass ,Meetingt
For Freshman
Girls Is Today
All freshman women are expected
to attend a compulsory mass meet-
ing at 4:30 p.m. today in the audi-
torium of the Rackham Building, at
which time Monna Heath, '44, presi-
dent of the Women's War Council,
will introduce members of the new
freshman project central committee.
This first meeting of the class of
'47 since Orientation Week will unify
the freshman group under the new
Frosh Project headed by Estelle
Klein, chairman. Converted to war
work last year, Frosh Project will
continue its role of service under
central committee members Jean
Hale, assistant chairman; Elaine
Greenbaum, publicity; Esther Thors,
equipment manager; Katherine
Long, bookkeeper; and six captains:
Lucy Stone, Elaine Hill, Doris Krue-
ger, Margaret Holk, Josephine Simp-
son and Ellen Vinaike.
"It is imperative that all freshman
women attend this meeting," said
Miss Heath, "for it marks their op-
portunity to become active and use-
ful members of the University of
Is IHeld Today
Recreational Leaders,
Teac ers Are Needed
There will be interviewing from
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today in the
undergraduate offices at the League
for those interested in working with
the Ann Arbor public school pro-
gram of rServices to Children of
Working Mothers or as volunteer
Sunday school teachers in Lutheran
Churches at Willow Run.
Naomi Miller, '45, who is in charge
of thesschool program, says that
there is need for seven volunteer
helpers to work at different schools
from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and
from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The work
will' be that of recreational leader-
ship. "We especially need women
with some experience in this field,"
explained Miss Miller.
Ruth Whittlesey, '44, in charge of
the Sunday school work at Willow
Run, declared that experience was
not necessary for volunteer teachers,
though some might be useful for
those instructing classes of very
young children. She announced
that transportation from the bus
stop at Ypsilanti to the churches
would be provided and that it is not
necessary that volunteers be mem-
bers of the Lutheran denomination.
Higohlig hts
Co. C Aids Bond Drive
Five members of Co. C are can-
vassing the company making speeches
before the men and by similar meth-
ods trying to get the men to purchase
bonds in the Fourth Bond drive.
They are Corp. Leo Lindsey, Pfc.
Stephen Kubicak, Pc. Martin Still-
man, Pfc. David Lindsey, and Pvt.
Pattison Thomas.
These men will continue their work
during the rest of this week and next.
Sgt. M. E. Blitz is in charge of the
campaign for the company.
Sr. Marin To Speak
Sr. Alvaro Marion will speak to-
night at 8 o'clock in the Assembly

Hall of the Rackham Building on
"Columbia: Pais Insular."
This is the first of a series of
lectures to be presented by the
Socledad Ilispanica. There will be
no charge for the first talk, but
tickets may be purchased for the
remainder of the lectures at the
Romance Language office or from
the Spanish teaching stall.
Meti; Group To Meet
There will be a meeting of the
Merit Committee at 4:30 p.m. today
in the Undergraduate Office of the
League, it was announced yesterday
by Anne Adams, chairman.
The committee will make plans for
transferring information from stu-
dent activity lists to the League files.
It is important that students keep
these lists up to date so that the files
may be referred to in making campus
appointments and filling job open-
Hopwood WillGive Tea
Another in the series of Hopwood
teas will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in
the Hopwood Room tomorrow.
Rosemary Obermeyer whose first
novel, "Golden Apples of the Sun,"
recently published, will be a guest
at the tea. All those enrolled in
writing courses and members of the
English faculty are invited.

"I know there won't be a lasting
peacekin Europe unless Britain and
America support the democratic for-
ces in Europe." Leland Stowe, jovial
war correspondent, said in an inter-
view yesterday.
Mr. Stowe, who was discussing the
text of his new book, "They Shall Not
Sleep," described it as a "report and
a warning." The report consists of
the things he saw in China, India
and Burma which he could not re-
port while overseas because of cen-
sorship, while the warning pertains
to whether or not we may lose the
Right to Revolutions
"If we are to win the peace," he
continued, "we must give the Euro-
pean people in such places as France,
Italy and Greece a chance to clean

have just as big a right to have
their revolutions today. Maybe they
have an even bigger right since
they've lost a lot more and suffered
a lot more than the American col-
onists did."
Consistency Is Needed
Claiming that, "For the ,last 18
months the American and British
foreign policy has been anti-demo-
cratic," Mr. Stowe cited as examples
of this policy our refusal to recog-
nize the French Committee of Lib-
eration and the absolute blocking of
political meetings in southern Italyj
until recently.
"We cannot preach democracy

over here and act differently in
Europe," the journalist stated. "In
the same way the Oriental peoples
will judge our policy in the Orient
not by how pretty our words are but
by how ugly our actions may be."
Mr. Stowe, who has been back
from the front lines of action since
December, 1942, said, "Because I was
away for two 17-month stretches I
feel that I am entitled to get a look
at my home town and the U.S.A."
Speaking on the opportunities for
women journalists after the war he
grinned and said, "It's hard to kick
women out of places once you let
them in."


Stowe Discusses Overrun Nations

Coed Advisors
Are Announced
Appointments of freshmen and
transfer advisors for the spring sem-
ester were announced yesterday by
Barbara Smith, '44, chairman, who
added that orientation week will be
held from February 29 to March 4.
Freshmen advisors are Nancy Pot-
tinger, Frances Danin, Lois Kivi,
Elizabeth Ann Taylor, Jean McKay,
Nancy Townsend, Dorothy DeVries,
Betty Ann Kuchar, Elizabeth Perry,
and Margaret Semple.
Transfer advisors will be Jo Ann
Bush, Claire Macauley, Betty Jones,
Kit Hammond, and Dorothy Kitt-
ridge; while Engineering and Music
advisors are Joyce Shapiro and Dor-
othy Steffes, respectively.




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house themselves and to decide what
kind of a goernment they want. We
must even let them have their own
Emphasizing the fact that we
Americans had our own revolution
once but are now wary of others, Mr.
Stowe said, "Maybe these people
Hillel Will Hold
Dance Saiturday
A program featuring excerpts from
Co. C's new musical "Bidin' Our
Time" will highlight the tenth annual
Hillel Winter Hop to be held from
9 p.m. to midnight Saturday in the
Main Ballroom of the League.
Corp. Hy Wootsky of Co. C will
lead the presentation of both music
and lyrics from this newest campus
soldier show.
In cooperation with the Fourth
War Loan drive now in progress, ad-
mission to the dance will be by the
purchase of one 25-cent war stamp
per couple at the door.
Music for the evening will feature
Dave Hildinger and his orchestra.
Maintaining a custom of long
standing, flowers will be sold in the
foyer of the ballroom by the local
Avukah chapter under the direction
of Sally Gotleib, '46.
January Techic Will
Go on Sale This Week
The January issue of the Michigan
Technic will appear on the stands
this week, its new editor-in-chief,
Bob Millnor, reported.
The issue will be highlighted by the
introduction of a new feature known
as the Campus Section, which is de-
signed to interest the public in gen-
eral. In this section will be "Humor,"
a page censored firstly by one Am-
brose McHigan, and secondly by the
Technic Faculty Advisory Board.
There will also be four interpreta-
tions of glamorous feminine engin-
eers photographed by John DeBoer.
Concert Will Be Given
Appearing in the first of a series
or three out-of-town faculty con-
certs, Prof. Gilbert Ross, violinist,
and Miss Helen Titus, pianist, will
present a recital at 8:00 p.m. tonight
in the main auditorium of the Rack-
ham Educational Memorial Building
in Detroit.
(Contmnued from Page 2)
appointment now in Miss McCor-
mick's office in the Michigan League.
Duplicate Bridge: A duplicate
bridge tournament will be held at
2:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, in the
USO Club. All servicemen are in-
vited as well as townspeople. Come
with or without a partner. Each
week is a complete tournament. A
small fee of 25c will be charged per

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