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SUNDAY. 8, 1944

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President Ruthven Welcomes
All Campus Service Units
President Traces History of University;
Col. Rogers, Capt. Cassidy Also Speak
Alexander G. Ruthven, president of the University, extended an official
welcome to all the servicemen on campus at the Military Students' Con-
vocation held Friday afternoon in the Hill Auditorium.
"We are glad to have you," he said, "And we want you to get every
possible benefit out of your stay with us."
President Ruthven went on to give the soldiers, sailors and marines
assembled a notion of the history and traditions of the University and of
the ideals and principles it stands for. He explained how Michigan had
acquired the title, "Mother of Universities," and outlined for the servicemen
whait thinr thp mi ht rctf aie - -

Ruthven Addresses Servicemen

a ngsL ey migL expecttoake
advantage of here.
Colonel Rogers Speaks
President Ruthven was followed to
the platform by Colonel Frederick C.
Rogers, commandant of the 3651st
Service Unit. Colonel Rogers traced
the development of army training on
the campus.
One of the first schools for military
training established here was the
Judge Advocate General's School, he
explained. ,The school was trans-
ferred here from Washington several
years ago in an attempt to stand-
ardize the teaching of military law.
The University is meeting the need
of the Army in other fields, too, the
Colonel continued, by training men in
such fields as meteorology, engineer-
ing, languages and foreign areas.
Captain Cassidy
Captain Richard E. Cassidy, com-
mandant of Naval units on the cam-
pus, gave the history of the Naval
schools here. The oldest of them, he
said, was the NROTC, graduates of
which are commissioned as ensigns'
in t e Naval Reserve or 2nd lieuten-
ants in the Marine Corps Reserve.
The V-12 program was started at
the University in July, 1943, Capt.
Cassidy continued. Enrolled in the
program now are students pursuing
much the same curriculum as the
civilian classes here, and a group of
specially selected men in the medical
and dental schools. The Naval unit
is rounded out by the reserve of-
ficers' school in Naval architecture.
During the course of the convoca-
tion, the servicemen were introduced
to the administrative officials of the
University and of special military
units here. The Michigan band play-
ed a series of military pieces.
"U" to Give Credit
President Ruthven concluded his
talk with a promise to the servicemen
that the University would stand ready
to give and transfer credit for the
academic work they are doing here.
"The University is taking very ser-
iously its obligations to the armed
forces of the United States, not only
at this stage, when its obvious duty is
to aid the Army, Navy and Marine
Corps in training personnel for the
immediate necessities of war, but also
when peace is restored and thousands
of young men and women will wish
to proceed with interrupted or post-
poned educational programs in prep-
aration for usefulness as civilianls.
"We are well aware that returning
soldiers may present problems, ,aca-
demic, physical, psychological and
economic, which we can never suc-
cessfully solve on a wholesale basis,
but only by dealing with the individ-
ual. That is what we plan to do,
through counseling and other service,
and through appropriate modifica-
tion of academic methods. When
you and your friends come bask, we
shall be ready for 'you," he concluded.
The Squander Bug dines on the
dollars you throw away. Give him a
starvation diet. Salt your dough into
4th War Loan Bonds.

'J- "'

Nine Members
Of Company82
Leave for OCS
After Monday there will no longer
be a Co. B-2 on campus.
Of the ten men remaining in the
company, nine will leave at that time
for OCS and the other man will be-
come cadet company commander of
Co. B-4.
Eight men will go to the Quarter-
master Corps OCS in Camp Lee, Vir-
ginia. They are Pfcs. William S. Max-
well, William Hawse, William Kling-
biel, Dan Sieden, Bennet Yanowitz,
John Walcott, Melvin Perlman' and'
E. Kirk Kinney.
Eric Zalenski, who has been sports
editor of The Daily for a year, will go
to Armored Force OCS at Fort Knox,
Harry Gilmore is the only person
left from the group of w31 former
Michigan ROTC students whe were
accepted by various officer candidate
schools and then sent here in Octo-
ber to await the opening of the next
class at their respective officer can-
didate schools.
Stup Mana ger
Of Co. C Show
17 Soldiers in Cast
Of Musical Comedy
Sgt. Irwin B. Stup has been selec-
ted as business manager and pub-
licity manager for Co. C's forthcom-
ing musical comedy, "Bidin' Our
The 17 men from the company who
are in the cast have been working on
the show in their few free hours dur-
ing the week and on Saturday and
Sunday afternoons. There are also
several Ann Arbor girls in the cast.
This show was written by two men
ip the company, Cpl. Hy Wolotsky
and Cpl. Troy Bartlett.
Military Page
Seeks Tryouts
All met interested in writing for
the military page are welcome to
submit stories, features and other
articles and to apply for the staff of
the weekly, page. Men who can type-
write and have had some experience
in newspaper work are also invited.
Articles should be submitted to 1st
Lt. Catharine B. James, assistant
adjutant, at military headquarters.
Anyone interested in being attached
to the staff permanently should con-
tact Pfc. Lazar Emanuel of Co. D.
We must sacrifice our comforts to
their needs; yes, and even our needs
for their comforts.

President Ruthven spoke at Bill Auditorium Friday before an
assemblyof all the servicemen on campus. This was the first time that
Army, Marine Corps and Naval Units here had all met together.
President Ruthven greeted t'he servicemen and outlined for them
what the University was doing to make their stay here a profitable and
happy one. He said the University would stand ready to help them with
the return of peace. -Daily Photo by Cpl. R. L. Lewin, 3651st SU. Co. A
Ann Arbor.Town Club Opens
Officers' Recreation Center

Company A
Leads Army
Bond Sales
Men Subscribe $10,000
In Fourth Bond Drive;
Expect Greater Sales
Company A took the lead among
units on campus during the past
week by purchasing over $10,000
worth of War Bonds in the Fourth
Victory Bond Drive-with the total
still mounting. On pay day, almost
every man in the company voluntar-
ily bought bonds, in addition to those
regularly bought under the conven-
ient pay roll deduction plan.
Captain George G. Spence. Com-
manding Officer, was extremely gra-
tified by their enthusiastic response
to the War Bond Rally of last Fri-
day, at which over $4,000 worth of
bonds were purchased. Commenting
on the sales, Capt. Spence said, "The
officers and men of Company A have
shown fine spirit in working to win
the war and in helping to pay for
quick victory. I hope all civilians will
do as well in the coming week by
buying at least one extra bond-the
soundest investment that money can
Company A now leads campus mil-
itary units in amount of bonds pur-
chased during the present drive. By
Feb. 14, when the bond campaign
closes, it is expected that members of
the Company will raise the total to
Suref ire Way
To Sell More
Bonds Told
By Cand. Job D. Turner, Jr.
Judge Advocate General's School
In connection with the current
bond drive we read of unusual sales
methods, such as those invoked in a
fashionable Chicago suburb where
civic minded citizens auctioned off
their services to shovel snow, watch
babies, wash dogs and chop wood for
the purchase of almost $20,000 worth
of bonds.
Elsewhere nine bidders pooled
funds and purchased complete si-
lence for the sum of $5,000 from a
Treasury representative in lieu of
his prepared half hour exhortation,
and minor traffic violations were for-
given in a' New York town for bond
Inquiry among candidate and of-
ficer classes discloses that a similar
program with various and sundry
exceptions and substitutions with
probably some deletions for diverse
and sundry reasons might be em-
ployed here for the benefit of all
The following schedule has been
suggested, solely in the interests of
national welfare, of course. Removal
of ordinary gigs $25; elimination of
letter of explanation $25; buglers of
the guard making own selections of
musical selections+ $25; (blues $50)'
when played at such times as they;
desire, $25 extra.
Failure to sign pass $25; flag low-;
ering and flag raising details for con-
ducting their details at their own
convenience $50; for withholding re-
veille cannon fire, contribution ofI
whole school including Staff and Fa-
culty, enlisted detachment and civ-
ilian personnel sleeping in dormitor-
ies, $5,000.
Additional proposals indlude privi-
lege of sleeping in class for half hour
$25, for full hour $50, for "writless
week" $25 from each student.
If the above plan does not sell a
minimum of $50,000 weekly, it is sug-

gested as a "surefire" scheme that
week end passes from noon Thursday
until noon Wednesday, valued at $5,-
000, would find a ready market, and
that if worst comes to worst, vacilla-
tion over juices, salads and desserts
in mess line would be a steady source
of bond sales.

ASTP Medics
Take Hill 66
In Heavy Snow
Fierce Artillery Duel
Precedes Triumph
Of Spirited Columns
The storming of Hill 66 by Co. G
was the climax of a fast week around
Vaughan House. Hill 66 is a snow-
covered slope near the arboretum,
and its capture capped a thrilling af-
ternoon, during which the entire
company let fly with snowballs and
some other light artillery.
We hesitate to say the company
marched out to Hill 66 in high spir-
its, singing, for some of the boys are
sensitive about this. But once at the
battle-ground, the company divided
into two columns, which until din-
ner time alternately stormed the hill
and then each other. There were um-
pires, of course, and to be hit by a
snowball was roughly the same as
being hit by shrapnel.
Unwarranted Attack
The only regrettable episode of the
afternoon-one might compare it to
Germany's assault upon Belgium-
was an unwarranted attack upon
Sergeant Nashawaty. The sergeant
was not shelling anyone, and, like
Belgium, was technically a neutral,
yet someone plastered him in the
neck with a large, juicy snowball. An
attempt by this reporter to find the
culprit has ended in confusion be-
cause so many different persons ad-
mit themselves guilty. Was it Pfc.
Seven? Or Pfc. Konikow, or Pfc.
Riekse? It's impossible to say.
Newest members of Co. G's Stork
Club are Pfc. Charles Meach, Pfc.
Paul Body, Pfc. Bob Bolthouse, Pfc.
Hartley Hermanson, and Pfc. Jim
Dehlin. Jim's membership is so new,
in fact, that it was almost sto-the-
press news. Capt. Samuel Reizman
will join soon, but his membership
card has not arrived yet.
*, * *
The current thaw is a boon to the
medical freshmen, who have to carry
big, heavy bottles back and forth to
school. No one has yet fallen and
broken his bottle . .'. Members of Co.
G will soon have a chance to hear Dr.
Walter Alvarez, famed gastro-enter-
ologist at the Mayo Clinic . . . Pfc.
Tiny Konikow sadly informs this col-
umn that he is tired of being bullied
by Pfc. Bill Steenrod and wishes the
persecution would cme to an end ...
Pfc. Bill Tappan unexpectedly began
his work in obstetrics over in pharmy
lab the other day. His patient was a
four-legged, nameless mongrel.
* * *
Pfc. Jean Gjorup, the company's
new cadet commander, was formerly
a corporal in the Brazilian army,
Jean''s father, a dentist in Rio de
Janeiro, went overseas with the Am-
ericah army in the last war. The
junior Gorup was born in Denmark,
plans to practice dentistry in Rio
after the war . . . Rev. W. L. Lemon,
company chaplain, discussed the psy-
chology of Sigmund Freud at his
weekly Wednesday everning meeting
at Vaughan House. At next Wednes-
day's meeting Dr. Lemon will talk
about his own experiences with psy-
chiatry as an Ann Arbor clergyman
. War bond sales in the current
drive are now over $6,500 and still
Army Ordnance Employee
Wins Highest Recognition
The Hon. Henry L. 'Stimson re-
cently presented the War Depart-
ment's highest civilian award, the
Emblem for Exceptional Civilian
Service, to the Army Ordnance em-

ployee who helped to make it possible,
long before the emergency and some
time before the present war, to turn
out 33 machine gun barrels in the
time it once took to manufacture one
His name is William Baumbeck.
He holds the position of superinten-
dent of production at Rock Island

3trki4au ga
Sunday Military Page
The Sunday Army page is written by and
for the enlisted Army -personnel stationed
on the University of Michigan campus.
'" opinions expressed on this page are
those of the individual contributors and
4hould not be construed as representing
the policy or opinions of either the War
Department or the commandants of the
Army units located here.
Editor-in-Chief: Pfc. Lazar Emanuel
Manag. Editor: Pfc. Stanley Krenit
Company Representatives
30. A --........T/5 Stanley Zuckerman
Co. B...... .....Pvt. Richard Wolf
ASTPR .............Cadet L. v. Chabala
Co. C ....Pf. David Lindsey, Pfc. Thomas
Co. D...........Pfc. Barney Schwartz
Co. E .. Pvt. Delore Williams, Pvt. Joseph
Co. F ..Pvt. Melvin J. Berman, Pvt Rob-
ert J. ^Iolmes
Co. G ..Pfc. Culver Jones, Pfc. Max Raabe
ieadquarters......Cpl. William T. Scott
>hotographerC.........pl. Robert Lewin
Animal Hair
Protects Lives.
Of Our Troops
Army Ordnance is buying tons of
animal hair to protect the lives of
our combat troops, to keep tanks and
jeeps roaring into battle and to pack-
age many of the powerful battle tools
that are blasting the Axis in Europe
and the Southwest Pacific, it was an-
nounced recently by Army headquar-
ters at Fort Wayne, Detroit.
'A few years ago a salesman of one
American company had a very un-
likely product to fit into America's
vast armament program. There
seems, at the outset, to be very little
in common between hair and howit-
Hard To Persuade
That fooled quite a lot of smart'
3eople who thought that the best
,hat could be said for animal hair
-a lowly byproduct of Chicago stock-
yards-was that it wa plentiful. As
long as beef was eaten and hides were
tanned, it would always be available.
No WPB or OPA regulations or re-
strictions. Just a lot of cheap, non-
critical, non - strategical hair - and
few buyers.
Then J. A. McManaman of the Am-
erican Hair and Felt Company of Chi-
;ago got busy. He worked out a
,road conversion program, drafted
specifications, and supervised the
:iecessary delevopment work.
He also made a nation-wide tour
to explain the merits of hair and
felt to various Army Ordnance En-
gineering groups, to show how such
critical materials as wool, leather,
rubber and sisal could be conserved
and to demonstrate how millions of
taxpayers' dollars could be saved
Cited for Service
Mr. McManaman was'reently cited
for distinguished war service by Maj.
Gen. L. H. Campbell, Jr., chief of the
Army Ordnance Department, for
when McManaman's suggestions were
subjected to rigorous factory and field
tests results proved satisfactory and
animal hair went to war in a big way.
Hair felt has replaced sponge rub-
ber in tan~k crash pads. This has
resulted in a saving of 17 pounds of
rubber for every one of the thousands
of medium tanks produced.
The rubber pads formerly sold at
about $150 per set, while te hair
felt pads are being sold today at $28
per set-a taxpayers' saving of $122
per tank. The new pads will not
burn. They resist impact shock even
better than rubber pads.
Hard and semi-hard hair felt has

replaced wool in various protective
coverings' for anti-tank mines. A
softer variety has replaced wool felt
as a padding in chests and boxes to
cushion artillery ammunition, bombs
and fuses.



the Ann Arbor Town Club Mil-
Quarters opened yesterday, of-

ficers stationed in Ann Arbor now
have their own recreational center.
Quarters for the club are at 226
East Huron Street, near the City
Hall, and were recently remodelled.
After several months of planning,
the Ann Arbor Town Club undertook
the establishment and operation of
this club for the use of Army and
Navy officers and officer candidates
on duty in Ann Arbor.
Because of the need for such recre-
ational facilities in this war-crowded
and active community, Col. Frederick
C. Rogers, commandant, 3651st SU,
ASTP-ROTC; Capt. Richard E. Cas-
sidy, USN, head of all Naval units
her; and ' Col. Edward H. Young,
commandant of the Judge Advocate
General's School, have been inter-
ested in the plans and arrangements
for the new club.
Week-day hours will be from 5
p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m.
to l a.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m.
to 11 p.m.
There are about 500 Army and
Navy officers stationed here who have





providing a federal ballot
for servicemen. Both Har-
mon and Elyse Knox signed
will give "The Comedy of
Errors" but they will use
the costumes from "The
Boys from Syracuse."
* * *
IN WAR BOND purchas-
es Ann Arbor is far ahead
of the University. Ann Ar-
bor has purchased $4,500,-
000 of their $4,700,000 quo-
ta. But more than $60,000
is needed to meet the.Uni-
versity goal of $160,000.
Company A leads the Ar-
my units stationed here.
The drive is now being di-
rected particularly at stu-
EARL HINES and his or-
chestra and the Michigan
Concert Band will be feat-
ured at the Symphony and
Swing to be held here Feb.
13. A snowman-a frozen
effigy of the "Father"-
appeared on the diagonal
Thursday. And there he
sits complete with a top
hat, his hands resting on a
hbn1whichs erves as his

'Miss Victory'

the opportunity of becoming mem-
bers of this club. There is a small
initiation fee and monthly dues.
This will be a place where officers
will be able to get togethertand play
bridge, entertain their guests or just
to talk.
Army Deals
In Miracles
Ordnance Crafts men
Turn Out Everything
"Miracles-24 hour service."
This sign appears in a unique shop
at the Army Ordnance Training Cen-
ter at Arcadia, Calif.!
Col. Harry Adamson, commanding
Fort Wayne, said recently that when
requests are received for a life-size
dummy of a Nazi soldier taking a
potshot at someone, or for a minia-
ture scale model of a jeep, the 25 men
in the model shop can turn out a job
as desired-and on time.
The crew, working at lathes, hand
saws and planes are craftsmen in
wood, metal, glass and plastics. They
create reproductions of everything
important to Ordnance.
Turn Out Everything
"In the last year," Col. Adamson
declared, "they have turned out min-
iature and scale models of tanks.
trucks, big guns, rifles, engines,how-
itzers, booby traps, pistols, compas-
ses, flat cars, storage batteries and
telescopes. The shop usually looks
like Santa Claus' workshop the week
before Christmas."
Visual training aids are the pri-
mary product of the shop. Most of
the models are designed to operate
the same as the original, so that the
nomenclature and function of Ord-
nance weapons can be easily under-
stood by Ordnance students.
Instructional value in many cases
is derived from transparency, the
model's component parts being made
of plexiglas or other synthetics to
show at a glance how they operate.
In addition to the transparent
plastic model, there are three addi-
tional major types 'of models: the
miniature, a reproduction to scale;
the terrain model, used to depict an
area, and the cutaway model, made
of plywood with metal accessories
and designed to reveal how weapons'
parts fit together.
One Year Old
"When the shop was born a year
ago," Col. Adamson said, "its crew
comprised a couple of men and a few

made a total of 22 points
and it was Michigan all the
way, the score at the half
being 32 to 21 . . . Satur-
day it was a bit harder. In
the last three minutes of
play the Wolverines came
from behind to win 46 to
44. The team was lucky
for Indiana had led all the
way. Dave Strack's 19
points helped not a little.
SWIMMING also was
successful from the Wol-
verine point of view this
week-end. The team won
57 to 26 Saturday from the
Ohio State Buckeyes for
Michigan's third straight
Western Conference dual
victory. The Wolverines
took six of the nine events
and the Buckeyes didn't
even score a second place.
WRESTLING likewise
was good this week-end. In
a dual meet in Ann Arbor
yesterday the Wolverines
downed Minnesota 25 to 3,
won seven of the eight
bouts. This victory sustains
Michigan's perfect Western
Conference record.

American Comlacency Criticized

Editor's note: This is the last in a
series of five articles on Sgt. Boris
Yankoff of company A.
"The people in this country don't
seem to be all out in their efforts to
win the war. They all seem to be re-
lying on Johnny, who is over there,
to win the war for them," Russian-
born Sgt. Boris Yankoff of Co. A said
in a recent interview.
"They don't seem to realize that
after a while Johnny might get tired
too. People here are used to freedom,
so they take it for granted. They
don't realize how wonderful this
freedom is and that it's worth any
sacrifice to keep it," he said.
Would Die for Freedom
"I have always wanted to come to
the United States and become a citi-
zen. You have freedom here and that

are going to play. I think this is a
much better system," he added.
Sgt. Yankoff joined the American
army when he was in Hawaii in 1933.
This is the way he became a citizen.
In 1939 he visited the World's Fair
and toured this country for three
months. This is the only time he was
in the United States before coming
here as a member of Co. A.
"Though I think America is the
best country in the world, there is
one thing don't like about it-every-
thing is too mechanical. All the
many comforts of living seem to be
based on machinery. In this country
machines seem to do all the work.
Writes Own Song
"Theboys on Guadalcanal used to
say, 'Golden Gate in '48.' When I
heard that was going to be sent to
the United States to study I made up
a new version: 'Christmas tree in '43
and Frisco Bay by New Year's Day.'
I walked in on my mother who is in

carrying books, I figured that the
people here must be very smart.
"Everybody here is busy, but never
doing anything. Everyone seems to
be in a hurry, but if you ask him
where he's going, he doesn't know.
"The thing that surprised me
about Michigan coeds is that they
wear these heavy fur coats and then
leave their legs bare," he added.
Barracks Fine
"I think that the barracks here are
the best hotel that can imagine. You
can't beat this country. It gives any-
one who wants to do anything the
best opportunity in the world. Not
only do they give you a free educa-
tion, but they pay you for living in
these wonderful barracks.
"Why, I'm getting the best food I
ever got in my life. And that's not
all! We have clean sheets almost
every day. When we were in the Sol-
omon Islands, we slept in a muddy
hole every night. You couldn't even



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