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Assembly Will Give Red Cross Night
To Explain Organization's Activities

Three Servicemen
To Be Speakers
Assembly Organization in coopera-
tion with the Red Cross extends an
invitation to the public to attend
Red Cross Night which will be held
at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Rack-
ham Amphitheater.
The purpose of Red Cross Night is
to tell the public how its contribu-
tions are being used, what the Red
Cross is doing, and the career oppor-
tunities that the Organization offers
to college students now and after,
graduation. There will be no solici-
tation of funds duriig the evening.
Three campus servicemen will be
featured on the program. Sgt. Wal-
lace Chapman and Pfc. Jacques G.
Richardson axe both from Co. A and
Pvt. George Scott Shaw is a marine
stationed here.
Sgt. Chapman is from Gordons-
ville, Va. and has been overseas 32
months in the China-Burma-India
area. He will tell of Red Cross rec-
reation at air bases and of rest cen-
ters in large foreign cities.
Pfc. Richardson will give an ac-
count of his experiences with the
Red Cross, telling how the Red Cross
is the only source of food in starving

cities. Pfc. Richardson, whose home
is in Baltimore, Md., served four
months on the western front.
The hospital work of the Red Cross
will be discussed by Pvt. Shaw, who
is from St. Louis, Mo., and who has
seen action in the South Pacific.
Movies showing Red Cross units
serving abroad will be presented, and
a Red Cross representative will speak
on the various aspects of volunteer
and full time work. Nurse's aid work,
home nursing and motor corps are
among the units open to volunteers
while the positions of overseas rec-
Grad Waits 3 Years
For News of Home
When a letter, postmarked the
Philippines, arrived at Helen New-
bery Dormitary last week, it marked
the first time in three and a half
years that Rafaelita Sopriano has
heard from her parents in Manila.
Mrs. Soriano, a graduate studentl
working for her doctorate in politi-
cal science, can now wait more hope-
fully for letters from Manila, as well
as from Paris where her husband,
Lt. J. Soriano, a physician with the
United States Medical Corps, is sta-


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Field Director Has
Essential War Role
Red Cross Field Directors make
"trouble shooting" their business in
domestic camps as well as overseas,
serving as a link with home for thou-
sands of servicemen and women.
Field Directors are civilians who
live and move with the troops. Their
work is as varied as human nature
itself, for their main job is to help
servicemen solve personal or family
Occasionally a confidential talk
with a field man will help to erase
a worry or doubt completely, but
if more aid is needed, Field Di-
rectors are able and willing to do
everything in their power to make
fighting men mentally at ease.
Red Cross loans and grants are not
uncommon if the worry is financial.
Personal troubles between enlisted
men and their officers can frequently
be handled through field men.
If a serviceman or woman is up-
set by lack of news or bad news
from home, the Field Director con-
tacts the Home Service branch at
the man's home. Representatives
of the local unit visit the family,
and if help is needed, it is granted
immediately ,and the report is sent
back to the Field Director. If spe-
cialized help is needed, Red Cross
representatives enable families of
military personnel to contact the
proper agencies.
Field men deliver news from home
promptly, whether it is sad or cheer-
ful. They realize that in this way,
much of the servicemen's fear and
worry can be allayed through realiz-
ing that local units are on the job
helping his family, long before the
news reaches him in letters from
Field Directors often move
through actual battle lines to de-
liver a long awaited letter, to bring
cigarettes, or articles of comfort.
Sometimes they act as recreational
directors in cooperation with Army
Special Services in supplying ath-
letic equipment or movies.
Acting as a medium of communi-
cation between home and battlefront,
and serving as a personal counselor to
servicemen, the Red Cross Field Di-
rector performs a valuable service in
the present war. Yet, his services are
just one of the many furnished by
the American Red Cross.

Co-ops Apply
Administrative Organization
Is Elected Each Semester
APPROXIMATELY sixty coeds live
in cooperativehouses not merely
for the purpose of seeking lower
living costs while at the University,
but because of the desire of sharing
certain ideals with other women,
namely living together regardless of
race, religion, or creed.
THESE WOMEN, besides doing aca-
demic work, do all their own
house work, including purchasing,
shopping, cooking, and most of the
repair work. Each coed is required
to work a minimum of six hours on
house duties each week, according
to a schedule arranged by a demo-
cratically-elected house manager at
the beginning of each semester. The
house manager works out the sched-
ule according to the free time and
preference of each woman, and on
the basis of need.
ADMINISTRATION organization in
each house also includes a presi-
dent, purchaser, meal chairman, and
a treasurer and accountant. The
house director is chosen.by the mem-
bers of the houses, from women who
are interested in cooperatives, and is
approved by the dean of women.
EACH HOUSE has its own elastic
constitution which is altered eachf
semester to meet changing condi-
tions and which is a supplement to
the constitution governing all co-
operatives formulated by the Inter-
Cooperative Council.
A PERSONNEL committee in each
house works on questionnaires to,
be submitted to coeds interested in
cooperative living, and the chairmen
of these committees, meeting as the
personnel committee of the Inter-
cooperative Council make the final
choice of new members from the ap-
plicants, trying to place each woman
in the house of her preference. Fresh-
men and students whose academic
rating is below the University aver-
age are not eligible for membership.
RECREATION is provided for by
the social and educational com-
mittee in each house, and for all
houses by a central committee com-
posed of the chairmen of individual
house committees, which arranges for
socials, parties, and picnics. Speak-
ers, including University professors,
are also frequently invited to various
houses for dinner and to lead after-
dinner discussion groups.
' houses have charge of selling war
stamps, and sanitation committees
keep a constant check on the neat-
ness of rooms.
ALL THREE of the houses now be-
ing used by women, Robert Owen
House, Muriel Lester House, and Ste-
phens House accept boarders.

To Meeting
Any coed interested in playing ten-
nis is invited to an organization
meeting of the W.A.A. Tennis Club at
5 p.m. Thursday in the WAB, Har-
riet Risk, Tennis manager, announc-
ed today.
At this time the tennis players will
consider splitting into advanced and
beginners' groups, and will fix the
time for future meetings. Anyone
who is unable to attend this first
meeting may call Miss Risk at 23225.
During the semester there will be
special instruction for beginners.
Tournaments will be run off within
the club. On rainy days rules, uc it
strategy, and techniques of tearn play
will be discussed. If the labor short-
age makes it necessary, the members
will work on the courts.
Beginning at the end of April the
club will run an all-campus tourna-
ment, in which both singles and dou.r
bles matches will be played off.
"Now that the warm weather real-
ly seems toy be here tennis activities
can get under way," Miss Risk said.
"We hope all of the mnany tennis
players and would-be players on cam-
pus will help make the .club a suc-
Counselor Meeting
To Be Held Tues.
All students who are at all inter-
ested in being troop leaders or coun-
sellors for the Girl Scouts are cor-
dially invited to attend a discussion
on methods of organization and pro-
cedure for the Girl Scouts and Brow-
nies which will be held at 4:15 p.m.
Tuesday in Rm. 2203 University High
Lambda Chi Alpha
Elects Officers
New officers were elected at a
recent meeting of Lambda Chi Alpha
and members were initiated.
Newly elected officers are Al Ray-
mond, '45, High Alpha; William Tor-
now, '46, High Beta; Jim Richardson,
'46, High Gamma; Bob Young, '46,
High Tau; and Art Belmonte, '46,
Social Chairman.

Junior Girls play will be given at teers. Junior women interested in
8 p. m. Thursday, Friday, and Sat- working on the properties committee
urday, April 26, 27, and 28, in the should contact co-chairman Dona
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in the Guimaraes or Joan Portz at 2-4514
' League. or 4089, respectively.
The first performance will be Jun-
ior-Senior Night, and all senior
women are invited to attend free of
charge. Preceding the play, which W A Q oI1hsgont ea nulcmu
has grown to be an annual campus
tradition, the seniors will present
songs and dances from their own JG
play which was given last year. University Women's Riding Club:
Traditional Ceremony 6 p. m. tomorrow in front of Barbour
After this, the seniors will walk on Gym.
the stage single file. The married Fencing: Tuesday and Thursday at
seniors will blow out candles; en- 4:30 p. m. in Barbour Gym.
gaged women will suck lemons; pin- Modern Dance: 7:30 p. m. Wednes-
ned ones will get tiny straight pins day in.the Dance Studio.
as tokens. Those who are still single Badminton: 8:15 p. m. Wednes-
must put as many pennies in the day and 1:30 p. m. Saturday at Bar-
bank as they are old. bour Gym.
The performances on Friday and Basketball Club: 7:30 p. m. Wed-
Saturday will be open to the public. nesday in Barbour Gym.
Tickets will go on sale in the near Ballet Club: 7:30 p. m. Thursday
future, the date to be announced in in Barbour Gym.
The Daily. LaCrosse: Organizational meeting
Script Near Completion 4:30 p. m. Wednesday in WAB.
The script is now being completed, Bowling Club: 7:15 p. m. Thursday
and rehearsals of the cast will begin in the WAB.-
this week. Jayne Gourley, dance Tennis: Organizational meeting 5
chairman, will meet the dancing pimO Thursday in the WAB
chorus at 4:30 p. m. tomorrow in the * T
JGP office in the League. The chorus, Swimming Club: Intermediate Sec-
under the direction of Anne Crossley tion 10:45 a. m. Saturday and ad-
and Masaka Ono, will also meet at vanced section 9:30 a. m. in the Un-
5 p. mn. Wednesday in the same of- ion Pool.
flee. , Archery Club: 4:30 p. m. Thursday
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Blue tradition to the Jap
emperor's door, the "Uni-
versity of Michigan West
of Tokyo Club" recently
sent word of its existence
back to the Alumni Asso-
ciation. Membership is
limited to Michigan gradu-
ates with the Army, Navy,
or Marines in the Pacific
area west of a line drawn
straight south of Tokyo.
Over four months old, the
club has 30 members, most
of whom are officers in
the Navy. Initial dues
must be paid in captured
Japanese yen, and mem-
bership "Cards" are print-
ed on small remnants of
the sail of a beached Nip-
ponese lugger. Lt. Russell
F. Anderson, '36, president
of the club, keeps in con-
tact with the scattered
members in his travels as
Navy Combat Correspond-
ent. Occasionally five to
ten 'M' men get together,
meeting in such places as
a grass-hut-club-house . ..
"the only debt-free, clear-
title, no-mortgage alumni
club house in the entire
world." Lt. Anderson wrote.

cussed what they and their
organization was able to do
and had done for the vet-
eran. Michigan has a well
organized and functioning
veterans program that will
be ready for the problem
and needs presented by the
veteran as he returns.
* * *
CENT survey the Univer-
sity of Michigan is now
fifth in size among the na-
tion's colleges and univer-
sities, as determined on the
basis of full-time enroll-
ment. In order of their
size, the first 12 are: Uni-
versity of California (Ber-
kely and Los Angeles), Co-
lumbia University, New
York University, University
of Minnesota, University of
Michigan, University of
Wisconsin, University of Il-
linois, Ohio State Univer-
sity, University of Texas,
University of Washington,
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RED CROSS POSTERS-Comedian Bob Hope shows
his partner,;Jerry Colonna, the winning posters in
the imotion picture industry's nationwide contest for
a design to publicize 1945 Red Cross war fund week.

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