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18 Year-Old Vote
THE BILL now in the Michigan legislature
which would give the franchise to youngsters
of 18 may not be dismissed easily by us, but
should be dismissed speedily by the law-makers
Agitation for the 18-year-old suffrage is a
direct outgrowth of the present conflict, its first
campaign slogan crying inanely, "If they're old
enough to fight, they're old enough to vote!"
As with many of te "social reforns" pro-
posed during wartime, reasons for its support
are too often of an untempered emotional sort
-reasons that would lose a good deal of their
glamour in the comparative sanity of slower-
moving peacetime
The forementioned reason, which ignores the
difference in mental and physical growths, has
by now quite generally fallen into its rightful
place of insignificance.
Granted there are a few persons in the 18-20
age group who do have the proper capacities for
voting intelligently. But they are far outnum-
bered by their fellows, unfortunately still in
political swaddling clothes, who not only do not
have the proper experience to Vote intelligently
but who also do not have enough interest in
civil voting procedure to warrant their using it.
Persons in the 18-year-old group are for the
most part coming in contact with political phil-
osophies and techniques for the first time. True,
they may have heard Democrat and Republican
bandied about as they journeyed through sec-
ondary education, but the terms meant relatively
little at the time, nor did they have the serious
import that is supposed to attend the voting of
At the same time, there are many others-
several in our midst-who, if they have any
political convictions, support the party or prin-
ciples embraced by their parents-and only
because those principles are embraced by their
parents. Their own thinking about public
office-holders is strangely limited, and they
have not as yet any desire to investigate more
fully or inquire into the beliefs they have been
brought up with. Giving the vote to these
people would be adding just so much dead
weight to polling procedure.
The objection to giving the 18-year-old the
vote is that for the most part he is not yet
qualified to handle his responsibility well, and
in the way for which it was intended. He has
' not come into enough contact with the political
ideology which voting must deal with, nor has
he in most cases been subject to more than
theoretical precepts.
Sometimes it is reported that there are sev-
eral in the 18-20 age group who have as much
political interest and could do just as good a
job of voting as those in the 21-25 age group.
This may be true, but if it is, it is true only be-
cause there are so many in the 21-25 age
group who are not competent voters. There is
no point unnecessarily to give the vote to all
18-year-olds and thereby increase the ranks
of the incompetent, even for the few who may
be qualified to vote at 18.
The period between 18 and 21 is the time
when most persons should be examining and
testing the many and varied political philoso-
phies they have been offered at this first-
adult stage of life. It is the time when, rather
than be rushed blindly and rather incompletely
into the support of one candidate or ideal
over anther, they should actively consider
and balance the productivity of the many
men and ideals they have their choice of sup-

porting. It is the time when they have the
opportunity to acquire some sort of political
intelligence and stature.
The right to vote is a privilege. The privi-

WASHINGTON-Although there has been a lot
of easy-going talk about 60,000,000 jobs after
the war, the backstage truth is that nothing tan-
gible has been done about 00,000,000 jobs or
even 40,000,000 jobs, and some of the Admini-
stration's advisers are getting worried.
What actually happened is that the Presi-
dent isconcentrating so exclusively on the neces-
sary job of winning the war and setting up a
peace machinery for after the war, that domestic
problems have gone by the boards.
Last fall, when a German victory seemed
just around the corner, certain senators such
as Kilgore of West Virginia ard Murray of
Montana gave a lot of thought to reconversion
and peacetime jobs. So also did Donald Nelson.
They did it, however, in the face of the military,
who so bitterly objected to NelsO's plans that
they eventually persuaded the President to
euchre him out of the War Production Board
and off to China.
After that came the temporary set-back to
U. S. forces in the Belgian buige, and since then
no one around the War Production Board has
wanted to talk about reconversion above a whis-
per for fear of having the brass hats accuse him
of interfering with military operations.
War Goods for Pacic . .
Only temporary expedient has been the deci-
sion to keep war plants going almost full blast
after the European war is over in order to supply
goods for the Pacific war, instead of trying to
ship European equipment to the Pacific.
However, many experts beleve the .Japs
will fold up quicker than generally expected, once
their Axis partner is out of the fighting. Mean-
while almost nothing has been done about those
60,000,000 job.
Only cabinet member who has done any think-
ing on the subject is Henry Wallace; but now
that the Federal loan agencies have been taken
away from him, his current Commerce Depart-
ment job as supervisor of the census, the Patent
Office, and the Geodetic Survey leaves him defi-
nitely circumscribed.
Meanwhile, what most people don't realize is
that in our best boom times of pece, the most
the United States ever employed was 48,000,000
people. Today we are employing 67,000,000 of
whom 12,000,000 are in the armed forces. When
those 12,000,000 come home and start looking for
their old peacetime jobs, putting 60,000,000 people
to work is not going to be easy. Soie -real
thinking might well be done about it.
Texas Rules Was lungton, ,
After a month in Washington most people get
the idea that Texas, not New York, is the capital
of the United States. Not only are there dozens
of Texans in key positions in Congress and
throughout the government, but their energy
makes them even more obvious than their num-
bers. But the Texas Congressional delegation
was caught short last week, when it nearly forgot
that March 2 was the 100th anniversary of the
independence of Texas. It even took a rock-rib-
bed Republican from Vermont, Charles Plum-
-ley, to remind them of it. Plumley looked
around to see what the Texans were planning
to do about commemorating their anniversary
and to his surprise found not a single Texan
on the floor.
So Plumley arose and delivered a one-minute
address congratulating Texas and noting also
that December 29 will be the 100th anniversary
"Of the annexation of the United States by the
Republic of Texas, as all Texans in their innate
modesty would have us believe."
He varied the usual staid and colorless topical
headings in the Congressional Record by titling
his remarks "Hurrah for Texas."
It wasn't until near the close of the house
session that day that someone mentioned Plum-
ley's speech to Representative Albert Thomas
By Ray Dxou
Hal McIntyre has one big advantage over an-
other name band that we know about. He
showed up for the dance.
*# * * *
One who drinks beer of an evening and then
goes home and reads a book entitled "For-

ever Amber," might get a complex.
* * * *
It's getting so the only time you see girls
wearing hats around this campus is when going
to church and sorority rushing.
To moralize: If you don't give to the 16d
Cross, you're giving the double CrOsS to the
boys overseas.

of Texas. Thomas and veteran Fritz Lanham
then put their heads together and Lanhan de-
livered a tribute to the state from a real Texan.
Capital (iaft ,
Isolationist Representative Harold Knutson of
Minnesota is using his mailing privilege to flood
Ham Fish's congressional district with copies of
Fish's vitriolic anti-administration "farewell ad-
dress" to cohgress . . . One reason General
Eisenhower and his staff have been so upset
about congressmen visiting the battle zones is
that when the Germans counter-attacked last
December, the Nazis sent a powerful paratroop
force to take the little town of Cernay. Had
they landed one week earlier to the hour, tiey
would have captured the entire House Military
Affairs Committee delegation then in Europe.
(Copyright, 195, Bell Syndicate)
Current Movies
At the State
U NIVERSAL'S "The Suspect," another in the
current cycle of psychological horror movies,
is the State's new tenant.
Charles Laughton has been assigned the title
role, and a difficult assignment it is. The char-
acter is a passive, middle-aged clerk in the Lon-
don of 1902. Unable to break away from his
unhappy home because his wife will not divorce
him, he is finally driven to the point where he
disposes of the nagging spouse and escapes
blame. The film then takes up his subsequent
life, as he matches wits with a relentless detec-
tive who pursues the case after all others have
abandoned it.
The novelty of the film lies in the fact that
at no time is the murderer presented in any
but a sympathetic light. Even when he must
murder a second time to conceal his traces,
his actions seem .justified. Laughton creates
the role expertly and abstains from the over-
acting that has made some of his other per-
formances less admirable.
Co-star Ella Raines also manages a difficult
role with success. As the young woman whom
Laughton marries after the death of his first
wife, she plays an unspectacular role to good
effect. Although not a showy emotional type
of role, it points to better things for her in the
The supporting cast is excellent, too. Rose-
nary Ivan, as the first wife, is one of the most;
completely terrifying shrews of recent screen
experience. While the face it presents from the
marquee is not as intriguing as some of its pre-
decessors, "The Suspect" is a thoroughly worth-
while film.
A t the Mi*chiganxt
/HILE I THINK Hollywood hits a fairly
consistent entertainment average consider-
ing the volume of their output, I must admit
that only movieland could turn out as tire-
some a product as "Hollywood Canteen," the
Michigan's current attraction.
The picture purports to tell the story of
Hollywood's free entertainment mecca for
the serviceman. In approaching the subject,
Warner' Brothers have clung to that treas-
ured belief of all movie-makers that if two top
stars will attract customers in droves, then ten
times that number should result in phenom-
enal business.
"Hollywood Canteen" thus turns out to be just
another of those all-star movies that have
plagued movie-goers for the past two years.
Jack Benny does an all too familiar violin rou-
tine, Roy Rogers sings a rather forlorn "Don't
Fence Me In," there is a disastrous attempt to
wed jitterbugging ballet, and so it goes.
The film does have a plot, but its feeble line
gets .lost in the tremendous shuffle of stars so
often that it's a positive effort to keep track of it.
As nearly as I can ascertain, it has to do with a
soldier in the Pacific who spends his idle hours
dreaming of his ideal girl, screen-star Joan
Leslie. When the soldier returns to the States,
he visits the Canteen, wins a lottery.ticket entitl-
ing him to kiss his dream girl. One thing leads
to the inevitable other from this point on and
some rather uninteresting love scenes are sand-

sviched in between some rather uninteresting
star acts.
Comedien Dane Clark does manage some
amusing moments as a Canteen guest who has
some unhappy experiences trying out his line
on various hostesses. He'll probably go places
in future films, but right now he's not quite
able to pull "Hollywood Canteen" out of the
entertainment red.

'TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 1945
VOL. LV, No. 93
Pnicaion in theD aly Official Bul-
jetin is constructive notice to all mem-
bers of the University. Notices for the
Blletin should be sent in typewritten
form 1 the Assistant to the President,
1021 Angell hail, by 3:3 p. m. of te day
preceding puidieation (11:30 a m. Sat-
Student Tea: President and Mrs.
Ruthven will be at home to students
Wednesday afternoon, Mach -14,
fron 4 to6G o'clock.
American Red Cross War Fund:
If you have not been solicited in
regard to your coitribution toward
the American Red Cross and wish to
make your pledge, please call at the
Cashier's Office, 104 South Wing,
and receive your membership card
and pin.
Honor Societies: The attention of
honor societies is called to the fact
that the date of Honors Convocation
has been set for April 20. It is re-
quested that all societieshold their
elections as early as possible after
the beginning of the Spring Term so
that the names of new members may
be included in the Honors Convoca-
tion progainm.
Dean of Students
Rules governing partieipationn in
Public Activities:j
Participation in Public Activities:
Participation in a public activity is
defined as service of any kind on a
committee or a publication, in a pub-
lic performance or a rehearsal, or in
holding office in a class or other
student organization. This list is not
intended to be exhaustive, but merely
is indicative of the character and
scope of the activities included.
Certificate of Eligibility: At the
beginning of each semester and sum-
iner session every student shall be
c:onClUsively presumed to be ineligi-
ble for any public activity until his
ligiility is alfirmnatively established
by' obtaining from the Chairman of
the Comnmittee on Student Affairs,
in the Office of the Dean of Stu
dents, a Certificate of Eligibility.
Partici ation before the opening of
the first semester must be approved
as at any other time.
Before permitting any students to
participate in a public activity (see
definition of Participation above),
the chairman or manager of such
activity shall (a) require each appli-
cant to present a certificate of eli-
gibility ( b) sign his initials on the
back of such certificate and (c) file
with the Chairman of the Committee
on Student Affairs the names of all
those wbto have presented certificates
of eligibility and a signed statement
to (xchide all other from participa-
tion. Blanks for the chairman's lists
may be obtained in the Office of the
Dean of Students.
Certificates of Eligibility for the
first semester saltIbe effetive until
March 1.
Probation and Warning: Students
on probation or the warned list are
forbidden to participate in any pub-
lic" activity.
Eligibility, First Year: No fresh-
man in his first semester of residence
may be granted a Certificate of Eli-
A freshman, during his second sem-
ester of residence, may be granted
a Certificate of Eligibility provided
he has completed 45 hours or more
of work with (1) at least on mark
of A or B and with no mark of less
than C, or (2) at least 2/ times as
many honor points as hours and
with no mark of E. (A-4 points, B-3,
C-2, D-1, E-0).
Any student in his first semester

of residence holding rank above that
of freshman may be granted a Cer-
tificate of Eligibility if he was admit-
ted to tlhe University in good stand-
E V.
Eligibility General: In order to
receive a Ceitificate of Eligibility a
student must have earned at least 11
hours of academic credit in the pre-
By Crockett Johnson
No question about if! If he could
convince shrewd old Dormant!...
I must try to persuade O'Malley
to make a loan through MY bank.
My bank is'trying
to reach, him, too.
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ceding semester, or 6 hours of aca-
demic credit in the preceding sum-;
mer session, with an average of ati
least C, and have at least a C average
for his entire academic career. +
Unreported grades and grades of X
and I are to be interpreted as E until
removed in accordance with Univer-
sity regulations. If in the opinion of
the Committee on Student Affairs
the X or I cannot be removed promp-
tly, the parenthetically reported
g'ade may be used in place of the X
or I in computing the average.
Students who are ineligible under
Rule V may participate only after
having received special permission
of the Committee on Student Affairs.
State of Michigan Civil Service
Announcements for Ordinary Sea-
men CI, $148.50, Able Seaman A2
$183, a month, Vessel Oiler A2, $183
per month, Vessel Third Engineer I,
$225 per month, have been received
in our office. For further informa-
tion, stop in at 201 Mason Hall. But-
reau of Appointments.
GermanDepartmental Library
Hsours, Spring Term 1944-45: 1:30-
4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
and 8-12 Wednesday and Saturday,
204 University Hall.
Engineering and Chemistry Seniors
and Graduates: Mr. E. W. Oldham,
of Firestone Tire & Rubber Company,
will interview for prospective posi-
tions with that organisation, Wednes-
cday morning, March 14, 1945, in Rm.
1213 West Engineering Bldg.
Schedule of interviews is posted on
the Bulletin Board at Rm. 221 West
Engineering Bldg., where application
forms are also available.
University Women: All University
women on campus, married or single,
who are not affiliated with a sorority
on this campus and who are not rush-
ing, are requested to attend a meet-
I ing to be held-in Barbour Gymnasium,
Dean's office, on Wednesday, March
14, at 8:00 p. m.
Fraternities: House Presidents'
meeting Wednesday, March 14 at 7:15
p. m. Please send the name and ad-
dress of your house president to the
I. F. C, 306 Mich. Union.
* -Leetures
University Lecture: Mr. Carey Mc-
Williams, formerly Commissioner of
immigration and Housing of the
State of California, will lecture on
the subject "Minority Groups in the
United States" at 8:00 tonight in the
Rickham Amphitheatre, under the
auspices of the Department of So-
ciology. The public is cordially in-
French Lecture: Professor Charles
E. Koella, of the Department of Ro-
mance Languages, will give the fifth
of the French Lectures sponsored by
Le Cercle Francais this afternoon
at 4:10 in Rm. D, Alumni
Memorial Hall. The title of his lec-
ture is: "Georges Courteline, ce
grand humoriste francais," This lec-
ture replaces the one that was to be
offered by Dr. Walter Naumann, who
is on leave of absence this semester.
Spanish Lecture: La Sociedad Hi-
spanica will present the fifth lecture
in the annual series on Wednesday,
March 14, at 8 p. m. in the Michigan
Union. Professor Charles Wagner will
speak on "Cante Jondo." Tickets for
the individual lecture will be on sale
at the door for those who do not
have tickets for the series.
Academic Notices
To all male students in the College
of Literature, Science, and the Arts:
By action of the Board of Regents,
all male students of this College, ex-
cept veterans of World War II, must

elect Physical Education for Men.
This action has been effective since
,Tune, 1943, and will continue for the
duration of the war.
Students may be excused from tak-
ing the course by (1) The University
Health Service, (2) The Dean of the
College or by his representative, (3)
The Director of Physical Education
and Athletics.
Petitions for exemption by stu-
dents in this College should be ad-
dressed by freshmen to Professor Ar-
thur Van Duren, Chairman of the
Academic Counselors (108 Mason
Hall); by all other students to Asso-
ciate Dean E. A. Walter (1220 Angell
Except under very extrordinary
circumstances no petitions will be
considered after the end of the third
week of the Spring Term.
The Administrative Board of
E the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts.
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts, School of Education, For-
estry, Music and Public Health: Stu-
dents who received marks of I or X
at the close of their last semester or
summer session of attendance will
receive a grade of E in the course
or courses unless this work is made
nn by Arwil 5" Student swishingan

students who were in the University
as freshmen and who did not fulfill
the requirements are required to take
and satisfactorily complete this
course. These lectures are a gradua-
tion requirement.
Section No. 1, First Lecture, Mon-
day, March 12, 4:15-5:15, Hill Aud.
Subsequent Lectures successive Mon-
days, 4:15-5:15, Hill Aud. Examina-
tion (Final), Monday, April 23, 4:15-
5:15, Hill Aud.
Section No. I, First Lecture, Tues-
day, March 13, 4:15-5:15, Hill Aud.
Subsequent~Lectures successive Tues-
days, 4:15-5:15, Hill Aud. Examina-
tion (Final), Tuesday, April 24, 4:15-
5:15, Hill Aud.
Attendance is required at all lec-
tures. Each student must attend the
section for which she enrolls.' Lec-
tures will start promptly at 4:15.
Students, College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: Election cards
filed after the end of the first week
of the semester may be accepted by
the Registrar's Office only if they
are approved by AsKociate Dean
Engineering Aptitude Tests: All
first-term civilian Engineering Fresh-
men will meet in Rackham Lecture
Hall at 8 o'clock on Wednesday
morning, March 14, for the purpose
of taking the Engineering Aptitude
Tests developed by the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of
Teaching. There will be no make-up
opportunity. Freshmen will be ex-
cused from classes on that day.
Botany 146: Tropical Economic
Botany. The class will be held, for
one week only, this evening instead of
Wednesday, March 14. Carl D. LaRue,
The Extension Service will offer
the following courses in Ann Arbor
beginning this week. You may enroll
at the first class session.
Appreciation of Painting. A study
of the technical processes and basic
principles of painting, with the pur-
pose of establishing the standards of
judgment necessary in the apprecia-
tion of painting as a fine art. A be,-
ginning course for adults who are
interested in learning how to look at
pictures. Noncredit couse, eight
weeks. $5
Adams, Rm. D, Alumni Memorial
Hall, Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
Ceramics. Basic work in modeling,
throwing on the potter's wheel, glaz-
ing and firing. Noncredit course.
Twelve 21/4 hour periods in the cera-
mic studio. $15. Moore. 125 Architec-
ture Bldg., ground floor, Tappan
Street entrance. Wednesday, March
14, 7:00 p. m.
Sculpture: Studies in sculpture for
beginning and advanced students.
The course will be conducted in the
studio. Noncredit course, ten weeks.
Fairbanks. 403 University 'hall.
Tuesday, March 1 3,7 p. m.
English 31: My section will not
meet on Wednesday, March 14.
W. R. Humphreys
Seminar in Transfinite Numbers:
The first meeting will be today at
3 p. m. in Rm. 2014 A. H.
Mathematics 328; Seminar in Sta-
tistics. First meeting today, 3-5 p. m.,
Rm. 3010 Angell Hall. Professor Craig
will speak.
The next meeting of P.Il.P. 220.
Introduction to Mental Health, will
take place at 7:30 Wednesday, March
21, in Rm. 35 Angell Hall.
Bronson-Thomas Annual German
Language Award offered juniors and
seniors in German. The contest will
be held from 2 to 5 p. m. Friday,
March 23, in Rm. 204 University
Hall. The award, in the amount of
$28, will be presented to the student

writing the best essay dealing with
some phase in the development of
German literature from 1750-1900,
Students who wish to compete and
who have not yet handed in their
applications should do so immediate-
ly in Rm. 204 University Hall,
Kothe-Hildner Annual German
Language Award offered students in
Courses 31, 32, 35, and 36. The con-
test, a translation test (German-
English and English-German), car
ries two stipends of $30 and $20, anio
will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thurs-
day, March 22, in Rm. 301 University
Hall. Students who wish to compete
and who have not yet handed. in
their applications should do so im-
media tely in 204 University Hall,
Lenjamin Owen, pianist, will pre-
sent a recital in partial fulfillment of
the requirements for the degree of
Master of Music at 8:30 p.m., Wed-
nesday, March 14, in Lydia Men-
delssohn Theater. A pupil of Joseph
Brinkman, Mr. Owen will play com-
positions by Bach, Mozairt, Beet-
hoven, Ravel and franck.
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