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, MALUR 28, 1945


New Polish Student Gives Information About
Present Problems, Conditions in Homeland





"The Poles are freedom-loving peo-
Stephanie Albrecht, who lived in
Warsaw for 11 years declared, in a
recent interview, that the Poles want
to be independent and want to live
with every nation in peace.
Educated in Warsaw
Born in the United States, Miss
Albrecht left herb at the age of seven
and was educated in Warsaw. She
explained that the Germans, when
thzy occupied Poland, transported all
British and American nationals,
whom they were keeping as hostages
for German prisoners, to French
concentration camps to prevent them
from observing Nazi atrocities in
Poland. Miss Albrecht, after spend-
ing two years in the camp, was liber-
ated when American troops entered
France. She arrived in the United

States three months ago and entered
the University this term as a junior.
"For 150 years Poland was under
the rule of three countries," Miss
Albrecht said, "Russia, Austria and
Germany. During this time the Poles
continually were fighting for liberty
which they got after the last war.
For twenty years the Poles governed
themselves under a democratic re-
public. A liberal government, during
these twenty years, allowed complete
freedom of speech and press. Pro-
gressive legislation resulted in social
insurance and a revamped educa-
tional system.
People Resisted for Six Years
"Poland was the first to face the
Nazis in this war. For six years the
people have resisted and have fought
to keep their democracy. The Poles
do not want to cherish their princi-
pies, they want to preserve them.
"Hope for eventual self-govern-

April 23 Set as Deadline for
Registration in Nurse Corps_
U __________________ ____ _______

All girls who register by April 23
in the nursing program now being
offered by the University of Michigan
School of Nursing are eligible for en-
trance into the United States Cadet
Nurse Corps, Professor Rhoda F. Red-
dig, Director of the School of Nurs-
Students Plan
Variety Show
Program To Promote
Filipino Rehabilitation
Native music and dances will high-
light the special Filipino program to
be presented at 8:30 p.m. April 4 in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
The program, organized by Fili-
pino students and war workers to
assist in the rehabilitation of the
Philippines, will feature an address
by Mrs. Pilar Lim, of the Philippine
Rehabilitation Commission, on "The
Orient Sees America's Vision."
Malayan music will be provided by
the string quartet, comprising Nick
Ferrer, Julio Diola, Jerry Garnet,
and Eduardo Salgado. Lilian Keller
will sing Filipino songs, and Jeanne
Parsons will do interpretative dah-
cing, portraying the planting of rice
in the sowing season. Typical folk
dances of the different regions will
be performed by Filiza Bailon, Man-
uel Hizon, Gloria Manalo, Fred Mor-
ales, Pacita Salgado and Santiago1
Victorio. The entire membership of
the Philippine-Michigan Club will
take part in the finale, according to,
Donato Teodoro, president.,
Professor To
Speak Sunday.
Prof. Preston Slosson, of the histo-
ry department, will speak on "Can
There Be a Federated Europe" at
7:30 p. m.. Sunday in the Interna-
tional Center, Assistant Director1
George hall announced yesterday.t
A member of the Commission to
Negotiate Peace in 1918-19, Prof.
Slosson has spent several years tra-
veling in Europe. He has worked
with the State Department, and is
the author of several books. The lastt
three, written since the outbreak of
war, are "Why Are We at War,"
"History, of the English-Speaking
Peoples" and "After the War, What?"
State Senators
Buck IncreaseE
In Beer Taxes
LANSING, March 27-(IP)-Bills to
increase the tax on beer and on large_
corporations ran into a cross-fire on
the Senate floor today, with the cor-
poration levy becoming at least a
temporary casualty.
Senator James T. Milliken, Tra-
verse City Republican and sponsorf
of the corporation tax amendment,
pulled his measure back into his Tax-
tion Committee to save it from a
powerful move to shunt it into the
banks and corporations committee
where Milliken said it would havet
been killed.
The beer levy was placed in posi-
tion for a vote tomorrow, but not un-
til Detroit Democrats had led ar
fight against in which shrunk its
chances of success.
Famous Letterman
Of 'M' History Diesf
Horace G. Prettyman, presidentt

and chief owner of the Ann Arbor I

ing and of the Nursing Service, an-
nounced yesterday.
The degree program being offered
leads to a Bachelor of Science degree
and a diploma in nursing. "All girls
who are interested in the nursing
program," said Professor Reddig,
"may see me in Rm. 2036 at the
University Hospital for further de-
"The government needs 60,000 Ca-
det Nurses in schools this year,"
Professor Reddig stated, "and under
the Cadet Nurse Corps plan, the gov-
ernment will pay the nurse's ex-
penses in the professional part of
her program."
The degree program requires sixty
hours of prerequisite credit to the
professional course. Specific require-
ments are six hours of English com-
position, eight hours of chemistry,
four hours of zoology, and eight
hours of language if the high school
program has not included a language
sequence. This college work may be
taken in any accredited college and
offered in transfer to the University
of Michigan.
Male Shortagre
Developing in
Med Schools
"No provisions have been made to
provide an adequate number of stu-
dents who will enter medical schools
in 1946," Dr, Franklin D. Johnston,
secretary of the Medical School, said
Because less than five per cent of
the 24,000 medical students through-
out the country are civilians, as soon
as the present Army and Navy train-
ing programs are closed there will be
a shortage of entering students un-
less Selective Service makes provi-
sions for the deferment of medical
students. The situation has been
alleviated by the increasing number
of women applicants. Also, many
medical schools have suffered from
loss of teaching personnel. Because
the accelerated program and large
classes require additional work b
the teaching staff, the situation ih
acute in many schools.
"It is not generally realized that
all students whether civilian or mili-
tary take the same work and, gen-
erally speaking, tne courses in medi-
cal schools have not been changed
since the outbreak of the war. In
most schools, courses in tropical dis-
eases have been added for obvious
reasons. With the accelerated pro-
gram, the medical course which us-
ually requires four years is telescoped
nto three not by any sacrifice in the
work offered to the student but by
having continuous semesters throu-
ghout the medical course," Dr. John-
ston added.
Record March
Heat Forecast
DETROIT, Mich., Mar. 27-()-
With temperatures in Michigan aver-
aging 13 degrees above normal thus
far, this March promises to be the
warmest on record, the Unite States
weather bureau said today.
Not since 1910, when an average
temperature of 44 degrees, or 11 de-
grees above normal, was reported,
has the traditional "windy" month
been so warm. On seven days the
departure from the normal has been
20 degrees or more, and on March
16th the excess was 32 degrees.
The weather bureau said that, un-
der the influence of the abnormally
warm weather, ice in the Great Lakes
is breaking up rapidly.
In Lake Michigan the ice is con-
fined to drifting fields in the extreme
northeast portion, and in Lake Erie
the only ice is in the extreme east

_M - i

nent is represented by the Polish
1xile Government in London and the
strong underground resistance move-
ment. Great Britain and the United
States have aided the work of the
underground. During the siege of
Warsaw in August, 1944, American
planes from Italy dropped food and
Miss Albrecht revealed that the
Poles always have been in sympathy
with Russia and have regarded her
as an ally. She has observed, how-
ever, a growing distrust of the Rus-
sians since they arrived in Poland tc
fight the Nazis. This distrust, she
pointed out, arises from two causes:
first, the Soviet annexation of Polish
land that the Nazis gave Russia in
1939 and second, the imposition of
the pro-Russian Lublin government
on the Polish people.
Russian Patrols Gave Hope
"The sight of the Russian patrols
entering Praga, a section of Warsaw.
was a sign of hope," Miss Albrecht
explained. "But the Poles," she con-
tinued, "were disappointed when the
Ruians didn't act as they had ex-
pected. The patrols retired and stop-
ped 20 miles from Warsaw. The Ge-
manisroght in new troops and won
Warsaw again after two months of
heavy fighting. The Poles stood a-
gainst the Germans without any help
from the Russians.
Referring to the Lublin govern-
ment, Miss Albrecht said, "The peo-
ple who make up the government are
not known in Poland, never fought in
Poland and are not regarded as
Unification of the small countries
of eastern and central Europe, ac-
cording to. Miss Albrecht, has the
strong support of the Polish people.
"I was in Warsaw in 1940," she said,
'when we heard about the Central
Eastern European Planning Board
lomprising the governments of Po-
land, Czechoslovakia, Jugoslavia and
Greece. Everyone was enthusiastic
ibout it."
Fate of Jews in Poland
When asked about the fate of the
Jews in Poland, Miss Albrecht re-
)lied that most of them, along with
thousands of Polish patriots, had
'een deported or killed. "Further-
more," she added, "Jews were brought
to Poland from other countries to be
slaughtered. The Germans had set
ip their best equipped camps in Po-
land for this purpose.
"Though the peop in. Poland have
suffered more than any other people
in Europe," Miss Albrecht concluded.
'they are not going to give up hope
or peace, individual liberty and jus-
tice for all."
German Dep't.
Names Winners
Wonwn fake Bronson-
TrIomasoo T Awards
Winners of ,the Koethe -Hildner
ind :Bronson-Thomas contests are
SEvelyn Hufnagel, Lois E. Allison, and
qIrs. Roberta Chatkin Dresden, re-
pectively, Henry W. Nordmeyer,
:hairman of the German department,
announced yesterday.
Awarded $30 for the best transla-
ion of German into English and
vice versa, Miss Hufnagel of Detroit,
is a sophomore in Lit School and a
first semester German student.
Miss Allison of Terrace Park, O.,
ilso a sophomore in Lit School, was
awarded second price of $20 for the
Koethe-Hildner contest. She is en-
rolled in German 32.
Winning first place honors of $28
in the Bronson-Thomas contest for
writing the best essay on a phase of
German literature from 1700-1900,
Mrs. Dresden of Ann Arbor, will
graduate from the School of Music in
1946. She is enrolled in German 160.

(Continued from Page 4)
sen, soprano; Harriet Porter, con-
tralto; Avery Crew, tenor;. Hardin
Van Deursen, baritone; Bernard Ma-
son, violinist; Mary Oyer, cellist;
Ruby Joan Kuhlman, pianist; Frieda
0. Vogan, organist. The entire en-
semble will be under the guest direc-
tion of Solon Alberti of New York
City, who arranged and edited the
work. The public is cordially invited.
COming Events
Tea at the International Center,
every Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m. Faculty,
foreign students, and their American
friends are cordially invited.
Post-War Council members are
asked to attend an important meet-
ing Thursday at 4 in the Union. New
members are cordially 'invited. Please
bring eligibility cards.
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet on Friday, March 30, at 4:30

A, ,

P R O T E S T S -- Elaine Bacon -
(above), head of the Hollywood
Models Guild, says swim suits'
like this should be worn only by
models, otherwise their value
for pictures will be lessened.;

P A C I F I C H O U S I N G P R 0 ] E C T -Thatch-roofed homes built by U. S. civil affairs author-
ities provide shelter for natives whose homes were wrecked in battle.

AFR I C A N S ON TOU R -- West African delegates to
the world trades union congress in London look over one of-the
British aircraft factories on their tour of production centers.

D OD G E R *S' VI S I T OR --- Coast Guardsman Gene Her-
manski. former Brooklyn Dodger outfielder, chats with Coach
Chuck Dressen (left) and Manager Leo Durocher on a visit to the
Dodgers' training camp at Bear Mountain, N. Y.




BO O S T E RS - The Badgett
quads of Galveston, Texas, Jer-
aldine, Joan, Jeanette and Joyce
(left to right) climb into a Red
Cross barrel to illustrate 'their
enthusiasm for the present drive.
They are the daughters of a Gal
veston defense worker.


I N E A S T E R N W A T E R S-A sailor on the deck of H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth preparesto fire
-a line to a destroyer approaching the battleship with British eastern fleet.


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