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TUESDAN, FEB. 15, 1944

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Reelection
es Help To Boost TWar Loan

Dr. Blakemain
Lectures to
Religious Group>
Proposals Made fo
Changes in Churches'
Education Programni
Speaking before the research sec-
tion of the International Council of
Religious Education last week in
Chicago, Dr. Edward W. Blakemitn,
University religious counselor, advp-
cated that churches in their mission-
ary work shift their emphasis froin
"making converts" to "fusing cul-
tures."
"There are three distinct changes
necessary in religious education," the
counselor said. "First the family
should be made a teaching unitwith
the minister and church assuming
the role of training the parents.
"Second, there should be a frank
adoption of the sociological concept
of the community as opposed to the
ecclesiastical. In other words, reli-
gious teaching should be provided
upon the basis of social need, rather
than upon faith.
Cultures Should Fuse
"Third, the church should attempt
to fuse cultures rather than to win
converts. Indeed, one of the prob-
lems which the church should be
willing to face in the post-war world
will be the formation of an alliance
of all major religions in all countries:
the Hindu with the belief that no one
shall kill, the Mohammedan with its
doctrine of predestination, the Jew-
ish faith with its God of Law, and
Christianity with its Dedicated Per-
sonality"
This proposal has been referred to
a new research group under the
direction of Dr. Gerald Knopf of
Iowa State Teachers' College.
Dr. Blakeman was -reelected to pre-
side over the research section of the
International Council of Religious
Education for the third consecutive
year.
Church Has New Responsibility
In welcoming the representatives
to the conference, Roy G. Ross, gen-
eral secretary of the Council, said,
"We must now give attention to the
new imperatives for Christian ser-
vice which accompany our anticipa-
tion of peace. The Church must cope
more effectively with those forces
which are responsible for the mount-
ing statistics of delinquency through-
out the continent. The neglect of our
childhood today is certain to produce
a subnormal citizenship and parent-
hood for tomorrow. This responsi-
bility is shared by the public school
and all other agencies for character
education. No program will be ade-
quate, however, except as it is groun-
ded, in a Christian concept of the
universe and of human relation-
shiips"
Expert Tuo Talk
On Food Supply
E. L. Anthony, Dean of Agriculture
at Michigan State College, will discuss
the problem of food production in
1944 as it relates to the horefront,
our armed forces and our allies at a
food mobilization meeting for Wash-
teiaw County to be held at 8 p.m.
tomorrow in Hill Auditorium.
Tlie'public is urged to attend the
meeting to learn more about the food
problems which are apt to confront
them in 1944. Free tickets for ad-
mission can be obtained at the
League,. the Union, The Daily and
through the Business Men's Lunch-
eon Club, Chamber of Commerce and
Women's Clubs.

Co. A Bond

Pu rchaso

Members of Company A are shown above buying extra war bonds during the Fourth War
which ends today. According to the last figures released by Lt. Melvin G. Flegal, head of the
drive, Company A leads ,all the other units on campus in amount of bondsxpurchased. The 36
junit as a whole has contributed heavily to the drive. -Daily Photo by Cpl. Robert Lewin, Co.

WAVE Dtties
To Be Explained
Tomo(rrowM)
In order to explain their branch
of thae service to University women,
Lt. +j.g.) Helen M. Stewart and
Alene Kasten, Sp. (R) 3/c of the
Women's Reserve of the United
States. Navy will set up an informa-
tion center tomorrow and Thursday
at thie Michigan League.
Lt. (j.g.) Stewart and Sp. (R) 3/c
Kastenl are particularly interested in
inter diewing women who will grad-
uate this week. Women with college
degrees are eligible to apply for offi-
cer ce ididacy directly from civilian
lif e.
The :Navy needs both officers and
enlistedl women to release an ever-
increas ng number of men for active
duty a U sea. Because the Navy has
been stibccessful in meeting its quota
of WAVES, the women have taken
the positions of enough sailors to
fully xnvzn 12 battleships.
Therei are 47,600 officers and en-
listed personnel in the WAVES, and
of these,: 37,100 women are on active
duty at naval shore establishments
in the United States.
Patch Will III.pec1
l yi~a( ii~ Ii ties
Prof. William A. Paton of the bus-
iness administration school will leave
for Boston Wednesday to inspect the
facilities of the School of Business
Administration at Harvard Univer-
sity, it was announced yesterday.
Prof. Paton said he was making
the trip to help formulate "prelimin-
ary plans for new buildings in the
University's business administration
school." He will return to Ann Arbor
Saturday.

WSSF Book Campaign Wi
Men i Universities of Caji
Up

"Give u6 something to do with our
minds" is the plea of an American
prisoner of war in Germany.
In response to many such pleas, the
campus World Student Service Fund
Scholarship Is
Topic t aCenter
Prof. Lee DiSCUSSes
Education in China
"Freedom, equality and security"
are the present-day aims of scholar-
ship, which means "scholarhood" as
well, Prof. Shao-Chang Lee said in
a speech Sunday at the Interna-
tional Center.
In his discussion of "Scholars in
China-Then and Now," Prof. Lee
said that scholars may come from
any of the four groups of Chinese
society--scholars, farmers, artisans
or tradesmen. They are respected
because they are believed to have
practical wisdom, knowledge of
world affairs and cool judgment in
times of national crises.
He explained that until recently
the Chinese scholars did everything,
that they did not specialize as do the
western scholars. But now they are
becoming "Americanized or Euro-
peanized" and often use the scien-
tific method of studying problems.
But he said the scholars of China
are now working under terrific hard-
ships. k
In discussing scholars more in gen-
eral he said that education is a life-
time process; it is liberal to the
opinions of others and attends more
to the spiritual than the physical
well-being. He said that people now
look to scholars for guidance and
leadership and that this constitutes
a great challenge to students of all
countries, for they are the growing
scholars.

campaign for more1
swung into its secon
ceptacles for books
League, Union and th
Center.
Since one of the cb
the prisoner of war i
schools have been op
of the prison camps.
provided for men fro
their own number wh
professors or gradua
The receipt of book,
has been hailed with
terest in life has bee
for many men by t
of so-called "univers
ty." Expressions of a
gratitude from ni:
where such edugation
already in full swing1
ing in daily.
Last year the WE
than 100,000 text bo
of war in the various
tion all over the worl
creasing demand for b
goal has been set ata
ally double that amo
Planning G
Hold Speci
Members of the Cit
ning Commission will
cial session at 7:30 p.
consider their recorr
rezoning the north'
Washtenaw and S. 1
from residential to lo
In view of the pub
Feb. 7 and the fact th
residents living neat
have protested the
Rae, secretary of thet
lieves that a special m
sary,
A. W. Gallup, own
erty, plans to buildo
on the lot if it is rez

j Roosevelt
Drive Senator Claims
Defeat of FDR4
'Will Hurt War'
GOP IsUsing Policy
Of Open Criticism1
For Own Advantager
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 14.-
In an address prepared for deliveryg
at a Jackson Day dinner, Senators
Harry S. Truman (Dem., Mo.) to-
nnight called for reelection of Presi-
dent Roosevelt and said. "It requires
no demonstration to tell that a Dem-
ocratic defeat at the polls this year
would hamper, delay, and confuse
the conduct of the war, and perhaps
imperil the peace."
Chairman of the Senate Investi-
gating Committee bearing his name,f
Truman charged that some Republi-f
can, leaders were taking advantageI
of the administration's policy of
bringing mistakes out in the open
so they can be speedily corrected."
Mistakes Are Not HiddenP
Commenting on the findings of his
committee, Truman declared, "Thec
administration has not taken ther
position of hiding mistakes but itsf
;.; policy has been to bring them out in(
the open so that they can be speedily(
corrected."
"This has led some leaders of the
Loan drive, Republican Party to gain a special
Army bond advantage to themselves by harping
51st Service on the mistakes and errors that we
51stSerice ourselves have brought to light," he
A, 3651st S.U- asserted. "From the propaganda on
this subject emanating from Repub-i
1 A*1 lican sources, it really means the1
ill A.ii Republicans hope that this war is a
chance to win the election. But I
't1Vlt can assure you that this administra-;
tivity' ons :":dnvdmit
f ~tion will go ahead, with its only;
object-the winning of the war in
text books has the shortest possible time.";
d week with re- Military Victory Is Not Enough ]
placed in the "To win a military victory alonea
he International would be futile unless we lay a foun-
dation in our post-war world that
hief problems of will secure for all men everywhere
that of mrale, their basic human rights," he con-
etatnfnmraleytinued. "Surely there is no other
erating in many man in the United States who has
Instructiongis been in such constant touch and
,im those among knows all the ramified problems and
o were formerly details of our negotiations with the
te students, nations of the world and the plans
:s in such camps for final victory than our present
much joy. In- commander-in-chief."
n created anew
he organization
ities of captivi- Lt. Aylstock Has
appreciation and
ierous camps
al activities are Brod Training
have been pour-.
SSF sent more Officer Pleased with
oks to prisoners University Facilities
theatres of ac-
d. With the in- Lt. E. J. Aylstock, DV(S), USNR,
books, this year's assistant executive officer of the
a figure practic- Navy V-12 unit, who recently report-
unt. ed here for duty, says he is "well
pleased with the excellent facilities
available at the University, and the
[OU p Will 100 per cent cooperation evidenced
,i Sss1infrom all quarters."
With years of teaching and bus-
iness experience as a background
Smeet a sPae- along with time spent as an enlisted
meet dat are- an in the Navy, Lt. Aylstock fits in
,in. mFriday t e
nmendation for well with the V12 unit here,
west corner of Served in World War I
University Aves. During World War I the new
cal business. assistant executive officer spent 16
lic hearing held months with the fleethas Chief Yeo-
1anearly man. Since then he has been witha
tat all they railroad as basic engineer and direc-
rezoning, John tor of passenger traffic.
commission, be-Lt. Aylstock was also a teacher of
business administration at the Uni-

neetng is neces- versity of Cincinnati and for nine
er of the prop- years was associate editor of eve-
Sfilling station ing andextensioncourses in that
a fillnstio school, dealing with engineering,
oned. commerce, applied arts and liberal
arts.
Managed College Department
From 1937 until he returned to
active duty early in 1942, he was
manager of the college department
of the South-Western Publishing Co.,
which published commercial text-
books.
When he returned to active duty
in April, 1942 he was lieutenant in
charge of operating personnel and
naval procurement control officer at
the U.S. Naval Training School in
Toledo, 0. From there, he was sent
to Indiana University to organize a
new yeoman school which later be-
came a storekeeper school for
WAVES.
Lt. Aylstock recently returned
from a year's tour of duty in the
tropics where he served as operations
officer and later a district education
officer and staff officer.
Ann Arbor Youth Is
Missing in Action
Lt. Raymond L.' Thurber, son of
Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy N. Thurber of
1102 W. Washington has been report-
ed missing in action in the raid over
Germany Jan. 11.
Lt. Thurber was in the United
States Eighth Air Force which is sta-
tioned in England. He was a navi-

!\

Despite below zero weather con-
ditions, every soldier in the group of
49 enlisted men from the station
complement here qualified when the
group shot the ; Fort Custer rifle
range Saturday.
Five men from the group were
rated as expert riflemen. They are
Sgt. Robert A. Simpon, Staff Sgt.
Mike Petkovich, Sgt. James M.
Basch, T-5 Ralph Snoke and Sgt.
John P. Keane. Of the rest of the
group 33 per cent qualified as sharp-
shooters and 57 per cent as marks-

Faculty Recital
Will Feature
Featuring the first Ann Arbor per-
formance of Ross Lee Finney's "Duo
for Violin and Piano," Prof. Gilbert
Ross, violinist, and Helen Titus, pian-
ist, will present a faculty recital at
8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
Written in 1943, the "Duo" is dedi-
cated to Prof. Ross, who was formerly
Mr. Finney's colleague on the Smith.
College faculty. Finney, professor
of music at Smith where he teaches
composition, received the Guggen-
heim Fellowship as well as the Pulit-
zer Prize for music in 1937.
"Song," "Dance," "Comment" and
"Conclusion" are the four parts of
the composition.
Other numbers on the program in-
clude Tartini's "Concerto in D mi-
nor"; Caporale's "Adagio"; Scarlat-
ti's "Sonata in E major"; -Mozart's
"Sonata in E minor," (K. 304);
Franck's "Sonata in A major"; Szy-
manowski's "La Fontaine d'Arethuse"
and De Falla's "Ritual Fire Dance."
Prof. Ross and Miss Titus presented
a similar program in Grand Rapids
last night in the series of out-of-town
concerts being sponsored by the
School of Music and the University
Extension Service.
Winners of Bridge
Contest Announced
Winners of the USO duplicate
bridge tournament held last Sunday
are: first place, Lawrence Breitenbach
and Byron Parshall; second place,
Harry Crosby and Gayle Sankey.
Weekly tournaments are held at 2i
p.m. Sundays in the ballroom of the
USO Club, and lessons are also given
for those who do not know the game.
The tournaments will continue dur-
ing the coming vacation.

men. Every man in the group will
receive a medal for marksmanship.
The men fired with .30 caliber
Springfield rifles. All their prac-
ticing had been done with .22 caliber
Springfields and most of them had
never fired the heavier rifle before
going to Fort Custer.
Sunday the entire group went
through the infiltration course. Here
the men had to crawl 125 yards on
their stomachs under barbed wire
which was stretched about a foot
from the ground. At the time the
men were going through this course
machine-gun bullets were being fired
less than 36 inches above the ground.
The course was mined, but the
mines were surrounded by logs so
that no one would be on top of one
when it exploded. Dynamite was
used for the mines.
"The purpose of the course is to
accustom the men to actual fire,"
Maj. L. P. Warner, executive officer
of the 3651st S.U., said yesterday.
The men traveled to and from
Fort Custer in trucks. They left
here Friday afternoon and returned
Sunday night.
Maj. Warner and Lt. Melvin Fle-
gal, assistant plans and training
officer, were in charge of a group.
In a couple of weeks 17 or 18 more
men from the station complement
will go to Fort Custer to shoot the
range for a record and go through
the infiltration course.
Bentley Will Be
Vocal .Director
Pfc. Robert Bentley will be vocal
director of Company C's musical com-
edy, "Bidin' Our Time," which will be
presented March 9 and 10 in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Sgt. Ir-
win B. Stup, business manager, an-
nounced yesterday.
The script and the music for the
show were written by men of the
company. Cpl. Hy Woldtsky wrote
the book and lyrics, and Cpl. Troy
Bartlett has written the music.
The men are rehearsing the play
during the few hours that they can
be free from their studies.
Two of the outstanding pieces from
the show which have already been
previewed at campus dances are, "You
Keep My Heart Awake," and "Pin Up
Boy."
SWE Officers Elected
The Society of Women Engineers
recently elected Audrey Geschelin,
'46E, president; Pat Lyons, '46E, vice-
president; and Mary Holtman, '46E,
secretary, as officers for the Spring
Term.

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