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"No doubt you're a first class
bond-buyer, Nelson, but has
BUPERS authorized that rating


FRIDAY, MAY 4, 1945
VOL. LV, No. 138
Publication in the Daily Official Bul-
letin is constructive notice to all mem-
bers of the University. Notices for the
Bulletin should be sent in typewritten
form to the Assistant to the President,
1021 Angell Hall, by 2:30 p. m. of the day
preceding publication (10:30 a. m. Sat-
To the Members of the Faculty,
College of Literature, Science, and




T'HERE is a new rule in the Dean of
Women's office this year whichI
has been causing an unnecessary
amount of inconvenience both to the
deans and to the students them-
selves. The rule relates to late per-
mission, and provides that any girl
desiring to be out of her house after
the regular closing hours must secureI
permission from the deans' office
Formerly this permission could be
granted by housemothers, which eli-
minated much running back and
forth and made the whole thing
infinitely simpler. According to the
new rule, however, even if a girl has
the most legitimate of reasons: a
late class or lab, work on one of the
publications, participation in one of
the campus dramatic productions, or
baby-sitting, she must trudge over
to the Barbour Gym, wait a consider-
able length of time before anyone can
see her, carry on a good deal of con-
versation with various intermediar-
ies-all for the simple purpose of
answering perfectly routine questions
to aid the perfectly routine filling-out
of a permission slip.

is to sit in the station or any other
place that they can find until the
house opens in the morning.
WHEN this edict was issued it was
accompanied by a statement ex-
plaining that it was because travel
was so uncertain and so difficult that
the rule had been established. S,3me-
how Lhis doesn't seem at all sensible.
One would think that the more prob-,
ability there was that unforeseeni
travelling complications arise, the
more flexible the rules regarding th
admittance to residence houses upon
return from out-of-town should be.
It is enough of an indignity to
require upperclassmen to keep
hours in the first place, let alone to
demaind that they abide by these
wholly unnecessary rules which are
extravagant with time, energy. and
patience. Why can't the deans' of-
fice treat its charges and house-
mothers with the respect which
one would think college upper-
classmen and accredited hmur:e-
mothers worthy of commanding?
No matter when I receive The
Daily it is always welcome. I left
the University in June of 1943 one
semester short of an engineering de-
gree and still like to think of myself
as part of the student body. I am
very interested in reading your edi-
torial and sports pages, and am glad
to see that the people on The Daily
now are just as wide awake as at the
time I was in school. Of course I
don't fully agree with all the opin-
ions expressed, but I heartily approve
of the way the topics are chosen and
From reading The Daily I can see
that it and everyone on campus is
doing a wonderful job in keeping the

the Arts: The May meeting of the
Faculty of the College of Literature,
Science and the Arts for the aca-
demic year 1944-45 will be held Mon-
day, May 7, 1945, at 3:10 p.m. in Rm.
1025 Angell Hall.
The reports of the various commit-
tees have been prepared in advance
and are included with this call to
the meeting. They should be re-
tained in your files as part of the
minutes of the May meeting.
Hayward Keniston
1. Consideration of the minutes of
the meeting of April 2, 1945, (pp.
1163 to 1167) which were distributed
by campus mail.
2. Consideration of reports submit-
ted with the call to this meeting.
a. Executive Committee- Professor
F. E. Bartell. b. University Council-
Professor D. L. Rich. c. Executive
Board of the Graduate School-Pro-
fessor I. A. Leonard. d. Senate Advis-
ory Committee on University Affairs
-Professor A. H. Marckwardt. e.
Deans' Conference- Dean Hayward
3. New Business.
4. Announcements.
Junior Girls Play: All juniors who
ordered pictures from the Junior
Girls Play, please bring $1 for each
picture ordered to Miss McCormick's
office in the League from 12:30 to
4 p.m. today. Anyone wishing to
order additional pictures may do so
Fellowships for Women: Pratt &
Whitney Aircraft, Hartford, Conn.,
are again offering scholarships to
prepare young women for positions
in their Engineering Department.
Only scholastic requirement is high
school algebra and geometry. This
plan was begun in 1943, and is to be
continued as a part of their perma-
nent program. Further information
is available at the Bureau, 201 Mason
Hall, and the date of interviews will
be announced as soon as received.
State of New York Civil Service
Announcements for Senior Stenogra-
pher, $1,386 a year, and Public Health
Nurse, $1,800 a year, have been re-
ceived in our office. For further in-
formation stop in at 201 Mason Hall,
Bureau of Appointments.
Announcement of the War Ship-
ping Administration, Training Or-
ganization, for appointment as Ca-
det-Midshipman (Engine)' and Ca-
det-Midshipman (Deck) in the U.S.
Merchant Marine Cadet Corps, has
been received in our office. For fur-
ther information, stop in at 201 Ma-
son Hall, Bureau of Appointments.
U.S. Civil Service Announcement
for Student Dietician, $1,752 a year,
has been received in our office. For
further information stop in at 201
Mason Hall, Bureau of Appoint-
University Lecture: Dr. Chiang
Monlin, President of the Provisional
National University of China, will
speak on "Recent Political Develop-
ments in China", on Monday, May 7,
at 7 p.m. in the Rackham Amphi-
theater, under the auspices of the
Department of Oriental Languages
and Literatures. The public is cor-
dially invited.

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MANY of us wonder why all this
administrative red tape is ne-
cessary. It is highly insulting to a
girl's integrity to have it demanded
that she produce a note from her
professor, from the editor of The
Daily, or from the head of the Child
Care Committee of the League stat-
ing when and how long and for what
purpose it will be necessary for her to
be out after hours. And it is even
more insulting to the integrity of
accredited housemothers to have the
power to grant late permission taken
out of their hands.
If a provision were made in the
rule that girls living in University
residence halls may receive late
permission from their housemoth-
ers, who are in some degree repre-
sentatives of the deans' office it-
self and hence should be trust-
worthy enough to accept this re-
sponsibility, it would relieve the
deans' office of the trouble of deal-
ing with such large numbers of
these purely routine requests,
thereby permitting it to devote its
efforts to the more important mat-
ters that can be handled in no
other way than through the of-
fice; and in addition it would be a
tremendous saying of valuable time
and effort for the girls.
Also related to the matter of late
permission is another condition
strongly in need of correction. Fol-
lowing the policy which aroused such
severe censure at Michigan State,
last year, the deans' office Las de-
clared that girls returning to Ann
Arbor on late trains after holidays or,
week-ends are subject to the same
rules which would apply if it were
an ordinary lateness. This means
making up five minutes for every late
minute if the lateness amounts to
less than half an hour; facing Judi-
ciary Council if it was more than
that time. In these days of crowded,
uncertain travelling conditions girls
are expected to plan their trips so
that nothing short of a train wreci
could prevent their being back in
Ann Arbor in plenty of time for them
to be in their houses before closing
hours. It makes no difference whe-
ther this necessitates a girl's coming
back an entire day earlier than ne-
cessary; it makes no difference if
the train was a couple of hours late.
It is the girl's business to See t u
she retuns on time and that's that.
say.- the deans' office.
What does this mean for girls
who come from any distance? Un-
less it is possible for them to take
a train which arrives early en-
ough so that even a delayed
schedule could make no difference,
they are faced with the possibility
and'often the certainty of coming
into Ann Arbor after their houses
are closed. In such a case they
have two alternatives. One is to
ring the doorbell, sign in late, go
before Judiciary, and take the us-
ual penalty of social pro; the other
By Cfockett Johnson



old U. of M. right on top
war period. Keep up theI
-Lt. C. L.

during the
good work.


AST NIGHT Eugene Ormandy
conducted the Philadelphia Or- A cademic Notices
chestra in the first May Festival Con- Graduate Students: A list ol stu-
cert of the season. As in the past, Grads axe tun s:er'stde festin
Ann Arbor concert-goers rewarded Jents expecting master's degrees in
the symphony members with enthu- June has been posted in the Gradu-
siastic usuus.Te ntal programj ate School office. Each student is
wasiweapplause. The intial proram requested to check whether his name
was well chosen. As ,the orche- is listed properly with the correct de-
stra under the superb direction of gree and department indicated.
Mr'. Ormandy responded beautifully
to his interpretations. Attention Engineering Faculty:
Weber's 'Overture to "Der Freis- Ten-week reports on standings of all
chutz" gave the string section its civilian Engineering freshmen and
first opportunity to display its mag- all Navy and Marine students in
nificent breadth of tone. The brisk Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Prescribed
and vigorous interpretation of Hay- Curriculum are due May 12. Report
dn's popular Symphony No. 88 was blanks will be furnished by campus
received very favorably. Exception- mail and are to be returned to Dean
ally well-performed was the delicate Crawford's Office, Rm. 255, W. Eng.
and naive second movement. The Bldg.
rich, deep tones of the 'cello section AEgy
shoud beespeiall laued.Attention Engineering Faculty:
should be especially lauded. Ten-week reports below C of all Navy
Nicola Mascona was placed in a and Marine students who are not in
difficult position when he was re- the Prescribed Curriculum; also for
quested to substitute for Ezio Pinza; those in Terms 5 and 6 in the Pre-
there are few singers whose repu- scribed Curriculum are to be turned
tations are comparable to the one in to Dean Emmons' Office, Rm. 259,
of Mr. Pinza's. Under the circum- W. Eng. Bldg., not later than May 12.
stances, Mr. Mascona's performance Report cards may be obtained from
was quite competent. your departmental office.
The great bass aria, from Mozart's E:
"Magic Flute" is a difficult one. It I English 11, Section 9: Assignment
for Saturday, May 5, pages 124-166
requires tremendous control and of "Lincoln Steffens' Autobiography"
technique. This aria, Mr. Mascona's Be prepared either to discuss the
first offering, moved rather falter- entire assignment or to write on some
ingly. It lacked the artistic touch for aspect of it.
which he compensated in his later I
The group of Verdi arias did not Concerts
fail in raising this reviewer's opin- ay Festival Converts. To avoid
ion of Mr. Mascona. Especially in- confusion and embarrassment, the
spiting was the interpretation of the sympathetic co-operation of Festival
excerpt from "Don Carlos." Mr. concert-goers is respectfully request-
Mascona seems to feel more com- ed, as follows:
fortable in a Verdi role. To add to
the beauty of the aria from "Simon The public will please came suf-
SBnon a" was the highly com- ficiently early as to be seated on







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