THE MICHIGAN AILY
VETE RANS' PROBLEMS:
Returned Servicemen Seorn
Pre-War 'Joe College' Mood
By JERRY LISKA
Associated Press Correspondent
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., April 5-Battle-tested veterans returning to
school scorn the "Joe College" spirit of peacetime years.
That's the discovery of Indiana University which has 350 veterans,
or eight per cent of the total student enrollment, now on its campus.
Wendell W. Wright, director of the Office of Veterans Affairs, has
made a thorough study of veterans who have come back and he says:
ai, s er
"Veterans regard certain tradi-
tional customs in organized houses
(fraternity groups) as being infan-
tile and naive. Those in private
houses and University dormitories,
on the other hand, are more satis-
field with their surroundings."
Some veterans, Wright said, object
to segregation and want to fit into the
school system without undue atten-
"These individuals," he explained,
"are the veterans who have really
seen action.. But we also find the ex-
hibitionist type, the ones who call at-
tention to the veterans as a group,
who tend to segregate themselves and
in the majority of cases have really
not had military or naval experience
comparable to the other type"
The average age of returned vet-
erans is 23, compared with 20 for
men students enrolled in the 1941-
42 period. "This average age,"
Wright said, "will tend to increase
for the next three years."
"The average veteran is very shaky
about his ability to get back in the
study habit," Wright continued. "He
feels that he is at a great disadvan-
tage with the student fresh out of
The minimum time for a veteran to
adapt himself to study is six weeks,
although some, may require a ful]
semester to get their academic feet
on the ground.
encouraging." During the third
semester of 1943-44, veterans had
a five per cent higher average than
the general University average, 1.36
One of the biggest obstacles in
handling of veterans is the reluctance
of the Veterans' Administration to
release medical histories, Wright
"Veterans often volunteer infor-
mation about themselves," Wright
said, "But it cannot be considered as
authentic. For example, one boy in-
listed that a parachute jump caused
his nervousness and it turned out to
be incipient epilepsy. Another boy,
who claimed an asthmatic condition,
turned out to be a dementia praecox
"Veterans are very likely to run
into difficult financial circumstan-
ces before the arrival of their bene-
fit checks and they should be made
aware of this fact before they
undertake enrollment," he said.
Wright recommends that Univer-
sities set up unsecured loan funds to
help veterans over the hump. He also
suggests that veterans should carry
a 4ninimum scholastic load during
their first semester back in college,
and that physical examinations be
required of all veterans entering or
returning to college.
- Courses for veterans, Wright em-
phasizes, also should include pro-
grams which have a definite thera-
Wright said the scholastic rec-
ord of veterans at Indiana is "very
Lane Hall To
Prof. Humphreys To
Attend Coffee Hour
Prof. W. R. Humphreys of the
English Department and Mrs. Hum-
phreys will be guests of the Student
Religious Association at a coffee hour
meetingfrom 4 to 6 p.m. today in the
Lane Hall Library to which students
and faculty members are invited.
The association will hold a lunch-
eon meeting at 12:15 p.m. tomorrow
in the Fireplace Room of Lane Hall.
David Ellis, graduate student, will
review the book "History of Bigotry"
by Myers. Reservations for the lun-
cheon should be made before 10 a.m.
tomorrow by calling 4121, Ext. 2148.
The weekly S.R.A. open house will
be resumed from 7:30 p.m. to 12
Saturday in Lane Hall with folk
dancing, games, music and refresh-
Emergenc y Bill
LANSING, April 5.-(A')-A bill to
give the governor expanded power to
maintain law and order in time of
public disaster or unrest, without
actually declaring martial law, was
introduced in the Senate today by
Senators Charles N. Youngblood, De-
troit Democrat, and Harry F. Hittle,
Senate sources said it was spon-
sored by the state police and was an
outgrowth of legal complications
arose during the 1943 race riot in
The bill would permit the governor
on his own volition, or on the appli-
cation ofna sheriff or state police
commissioner, to declare a state of
emergency affecting a specified area.
WITH THE AEF:
By RUTH COWAN
Associated Press. Correspondent
(Substituting for Kenneth L. Dixon)
ON THE RIVIERA - In the
corner of the army mess at
Cannes, three of Uncle Sam's super
gumshoes of the counter-intelligence
corps had their heads together in
I stood it as long as I could and
then went over and asked:
"From the looks of you, you must
have bagged the No. 1 spy of this
war. How about a story?"
"Go away," said one of the sleuths
crossly. "War correspondents are the
last persons we want to see. Any-
way, you know we never talk to re-
"Wait," interrupted a second hawk-
shaw, "maybe she knows something.
Did you go any place in a jeep last
Three pairs of suspicious eyes glar-
ed at me.
"No," I replied. "Why?"
"Well," said the third gumshoe,
"somebody has stolen our jeep-"
"And what's more," added the first,
"it was stolen right out of the mili-
tary police garage."
French Play Date
Changed to May 2
The French play, "Ces Dames aux
Chapeaux Verts," scheduled for May
1 has been moved up one day andI
will be staged on May 2, Prof. Charles
E. Koella of the Romance Language
department and play director, an-
The cast will be announced shortly.
"Americans have shown what they can do with their minds and hands in
producing the ships, planes, guns, tanks, ammunition and all the materials
needed to crush the Axis hordes. Now, in this month of April, America
will show what Americans can do with their hearts in providing the
clothing needed to relieve the suffering of millions of people in war-torn
countries. It is good to know that every American family will do its share."
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT chose Mr. Henry J. Kaiser as
National Chairman of the United National Cloth-
ing Collection for just one reason: He knows this
famous industrialist as a man who gets things done.
But Mr. Kaiser will need help-if the goal of 150
million pounds of serviceable used clothing is to be
attained this month.
He will need, indeed, help and contributions from
every American family throughout the Iand.
Today, in Europe alone, 125 million men, women,
and children are in desperate need of the forgotten
usable clothes that hang in the closets or repose in
the attics of America's homes.
In some areas, deaths from exposure are as great
as those from starvation.
These innocent people have given their homes, their
jobs, their happiness, their health-for the same last-
ing Peace we are fighting for. They need your spare
clothing now. Will you give it to them?
What YOU can do!
1. Get together all the serviceable summer and winter clothing
you can spare. This includes: Men's, women's, children's,
and infants' wear, and shoes. Overcoats, topcoats, suits,
dresses, shirts, skirts, jackets, pants, work clothes, gloves,
underwear, sleeping garments, robes, sweaters, shawls, and
all knit goods. Also blankets, bedclothes.
2. Take your contribution to your local COLLECTION DEPOT
now or arrange to have your LOCAL COMMITTEE collect
It before April 30th.
3. Support your Local Committee not only with your clothing
contribution, but also with your time, effort, and energy.
for Overseas War Relief
HENRY J. KAISER, National Chairman
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