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Veteran Housing
Still Ina dequate
Wilson Commends University Action,
Asks City Aid for Temporary Units
"The University of Michigan has taken more action in this matter (veteran
students' housing) than any other university in the country," Russell Wilson,
co-chairman of the American Veterans' Committee declared at a meeting
of the Ann Arbor Common Council last night in the City Hall.
Speaking as a representative of both the AVC and the Veterans' Organiza-
tion, Wilson pointed out that although the University has shown great
Interest in ireteran housing, it is not legally obligated to provide living
quarters for veterans enrolled at school, and its present and planned ac-

Galens Swing
Out in Annual
Bucket Brigade
To Appeal for Funds
For Hospital Children
Seventeen members of Galens, jun-
ior and senior medical society, will
be swinging their pails Friday and
Saturday in the annual "bucket bri-
gade" to raise funds to help the
younger patients in University Hos-
For a Merry Christmas
The immediate objective of the
Galens drive will be to provide the
children with the means for a Merry
Christmas. Contributions to the Gal-
ens fund will bring Santa Claus, gifts,
Christmas trees and entertainment to
the shut-ins, who will be spending
Christmas away from home.
But the activities of Galens include
more than one big Yuletide party.
Their workshop on the ninth floor
provides the youngsters with a year
round source of recreation that
helps them to forget their cares and
to develop self-reliance. Funds raised
by Galens will furnish a workshop
instructor and all the materials and
tools needed to make things.
Maintain Library
Galens also maintains a children's
library-full of the kind of books kids
like to read-and a Boy Scout troop,
which meets every Saturday after-
All this costs money, and the Gal-
ens have set a $3,000 goal for their
drive this week. They hope to pro-
vide the workshop with new power
tools, to replace those much-used dur-
ing the war years, as well as more
books for the library.
Chairman of this year's Galens
drive is Marty Feferman, '46 Med.,
assisted by Bill Brown, in charge of
radio publicity, and Ken Repola and
Edwin Sundell, in charge of frater-
nity and organization publicity.
Atomic Energy
To Be Discussed
Profs. Fajans, Dorr,
Olenback Will Speak
One of the most vital topics of the
day, "Atomic Energy," will be dis-
cussed in a forum at 8 p. m. today
in the Rackham Auditorium.
The meeting of the Outing Club,
originally scheduled for today, has
been postponed until tomorrow due
to the forum on 'Atomic Energy.'
The meeting will be held at 7:30
p.m. tomorrow in the Outing Room
of the Rackham Building.
Participants in the forum will/be
Prof. Kasimir Fajans of the chemis-
try department who will discuss "At-
omic Energy as a Source of Power";
Prof. George Olenback of the physics
department who will talk on "Atomic
Power in Future Warfare;" and Prof.
Harold Dorr of the political science
department who will discuss "The
Control of Atomic Energy." Each
speaker will be given fifteen minutes
to present his material plus a five-
(1minute period at the conclusion to
answer rebates and questions from
the audience. The forum is open to
the public.
House Heads
To Meet Today
A compulsory meeting for all house
presidents and house heads will' be
held at 7:30 p. m. today in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre of the League,

according to Ruthann Bales, presi-
dent of Women's Judiciary Council.
The meeting, which will concern

commodations are not adequate.
Wilson said that there are now
about 2,000 veterans on campus, of
whom about 37 percent are mar-
ried. Many more, he said, have been
forced to postpone their planned
marriages since housing facilities
are unavailable. Rent for the few
apartments which are available is
prohibitive to veterans, who have
limited allowances from the gov-
ernment. The lowest rental on fed-
eral government units, he pointed
out, is $57.50 for two unfurnished
According to Wilson, more than
2,000 veterans are expected to enter
the University in March. Only 500
students are graduating at the end of
this semester, which means that
about 1,5.00 additional housing units
will be needed.
A delegation of veterans from AVC
and VO will go to Lansing this week
to confer with Lt. Col. Philip Pack,
director of veterans' affairs for the
state. Wilson says that the delegation
is going to request use of temporary
housing units from the state and
funds to get them to Ann Arbor. He
pointed out that the Common Council
could help alleviate the housing situa-
tion for veterans at school by permit-
ting these units to be put on unused
city-owned property.
Council President Cecil O. Creal
suggested that a concrete request
along this line be presented to the
council after the Lansing meeting.
Earlier in the meeting, Mr. Julian
R. Frederick, a member of the en-
Lit Curricula
ChangesA re To
Be Considered
Dean Hayward C. Keniston, of the
literary college, announced yesterday
that he would invite a student group
broadly representative of the cam-
pus to discuss proposed changes in
the curriculum now before the fac-
Dean Keniston said the purpose of
the discussions would be to provide
the faculty with a cross section of
student opinion on the subject.
Joint Student-Faculty Committee
The Joint Committee on the Cur-
riculum, which presented a program
of curricular revision to the faculty
early this term, had consulted a sim-
ilar student group during the sum-
An editorial in Sunday's Daily crit-
icized the University for following a
"policy of secrecy" in regard to cur-
riculum changes.
Dean Keniston said that he and
Assistant Dean Erich A. Walter would
discuss today plans for the meeting
with the student group.
Discussion Continues
The literary college faculty in its
meeting yesterday continued its dis-
cussion of the proposed changes but
adjourned without making a final de-
Harvard, Yale and Princeton have
adopted broad curricular changes re-
flecting the general education trend
in meetings of their liberal arts fac-
ulties this fall. The relation of these
plans to the proposals now before the
literary college faculty is unknown.

Union ForEmal
is Scheduled
ForDec. 15
Layton To Play at
Traditional Dance
The Union Formal, traditional first
all-campus formal of the school year,
will be held from 9 p. m. to midnight
Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Rainbow
Room of the Union, it was announced
yesterday by Sanford Perlis, president
of the Union.
Tickets for the dance, sponsored by
the Union Executive Council, will go
on sale later this week and will be
sold three days for one hour a day.
The hours will be different for each
of the three days, so that all may
have an equal chance to purchase
tickets. Ticket sales will be limited.
Exact time and place will be an-
nounced in The Daily.
Bill Layton and his all-campus or-
chestra, featuring Patty DuPont, will.
be on the bandstand at the com-
pletely formal dance. Something new
is promised in the way of refreshment
-with a thirty-gallon punch bowl
on the dance floor to refresh dancersE
between sets.-.
Members of the Union Council are
Sanford Perlis, president; Wayne
Bartlett, secretary; Paul John and
Dick Roeder, social chairmen; Harley
Fortier, administration; John Sorice
and George Spaulding, campus af-
fairs; Charles Helmick, orientation;
Jerry Comer, publicity; and Henry
Horldt and Hal Walters, house.
Colbys', USO
Violinist Renew
Acquai tances
Reunions were the order of the dayt
after the Don Cossack concert: a
USO camp performer, Dr. and Mrs.
Walter Colby, a vetean and a Rus-
sian student on campus last nightt
renewed acquaintanceships with
members of the famed choral group.
Rushing up to the husky six-footers
following their last encore, Miss Mary
Canberg, of Lansing, a violinist with
the USO shows touring Germany, re-
ceived hearty handshakes as she re-
called two weeks spent with the Cos-J
sacks during their' performances at
Frankfort this summer. The Cossacks
toured France, Holland and Germanyt
for three months, entertaining war-i
weary American soldiers back from
the front.i
Dr. Walter F. Colby, University
professor of physics, renewed friend-c
ships with members of the Cossacks
who appeared at a party in Heidel-
berg this spring while he was doing
research abroad.t
Entertained by the Mens Glee Club
in the Assembly Room of the Rack-
ham Building after the concert, with
such songs as "Varsity", "The Yel-
low and Blue", "Michigan, 'Tis of
Thee We Sing" and "When Night
Falls", the Cossacks, led by their Tom
Thumb-like chorus-master, Serge
Jaroff, replied with a rousing vocal
salute to the Michigan men. This was
the seventh traditional reception the
Club has given the Russians.
Francke To Speak
At Prescott Club ,
"Modern Trends in Hospital Pharm-
acy" will be the subject discussed by
Don Francke, chief pharmacist of,
University Hospital, at a meeting of]

the Prescott Club tomorrow at 7:00
p.m. in the East Conference room of
the Rackham Building.
Pictures of club members will be
taken for the Ensian after the lecture.
All students in the Pharmacy School
are invited to attend.

Sheean ToA
Lecture on
Author To Appear
At Hill Tomorrow
Vincent Sheean, noted author and
war correspondent, will deliver the
third Oratorical Association lecture,
based on his experiences while cover-
ing the war in Germany, at 8:30 p.m.
tomorrow in Hill Auditorium.
Author of best-sellers "Not Peace
But a Sword" and "Personal His-
tory," Sheean was born in Pana,
Ill., and is a graduate of the Uni-
versity of Chicago. The Ruhr Oc-
cupation, the Lausanne Conference,
the Fascist march on Rome and the
overthrow of the Spanish monar-
chy are among some of the impor-
tant eventshhe covered at the be-
ginning of his career.
After his marriage in 1935, Sheean
decided to settle down in a cottage
in Dover to write fiction. "San Felice,"
"Day of Battle" and "Piece of a Fan"
were written during that period. In
1938 he again turned reporter, cov-
ering Hitler's march into the Sudet-
enland and creating an international
sensation by his broadcast from
Prague during which he challenged
some of the feuhrer's claims.
After the Munich settlement, he
went back to Germany and on to
Spain to witness the fall of Cata-
lonia. When the Fascist victory
seemed assured, he sailed for New
York City where he lives with his
wife and daughter. Sheean covered
the second World War with Gen-
eral Patton's Third Army in France
and Germany.
Madame Frances Perkins, former
Secretary of Labor, will be the next
speaker on the Oratorical series. She
will speak on "The Destiny of Labor
in America." Madame Perkins is
taking the place of Richard Wright,
author of "Black Boy", who has been
forced to postpone his lecture be-
cause of illness.
Tickets for the lecture will be on
sale at the box office of Hill Audi-
torium from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. today.
German lub
meeting Will
Be Tomorrow
German folk dancing will be fea-
tured at the next Deutscher Verein
meeting to be held 8:00 p.m. tomor-
row in the Women's Athletic Build-
The program is under the direction
of Julia Wilson and Mrs. Werner F.
Striedieck. Mrs. Robert Hayden will
play the piano.
Plans for the Christmas celebra-
tion will be discussed, according to
Dr. Werner F. Striedieck, club spon-
Herbert A. Otto was re-elected pres-
ident of the Verein at the last meet-
ing. Other officers include: James L.
Trautwein, , vice-president; Lois M.
Juengel, secretary; and Max Weil,
* * *
Prof. Gravit To
Address Club
Dr. Francis W. Gravit of the Ro-
mance Language department will give
an informal talk on "Souvenirs de
Provence" at a meeting of Le Cercle
Francais to be held at 8 p.m. Thurs-
day in the Assembly Room of the
Rackham Building.

Charades have been prepared and
will be presented by the officers of
the club. There; will also be group
singing and a social hour.
The picture of the club will be
taken for the Ensian. All students
bring membership cards or dues.

* *

CIO AUTO WORKERS ON STRIKE at Union Headquarters in Detroit,
giving details of CIO-UAW acceptance of a General Motors proposal
to reopen some of its strike bound plants to produce parts for rival
auto manufacturers.
Liberal Action Group To Meet
Tonigrht ini Union To Organize

Truman Asks Congress
To Bar Work-Stoppages;
Requests Strikers Return

* * ;I~

Approval of the revised constitu-
tion, election of officers, appointment
of committees and an outline of spe-
cific aims will head the agenda at a
mass meeting for organization of a
liberal action group at ,7.30 p. Mn. to-
day in Rm. 304 of the Union.
Organized by members of the Post-
War Council to promote constructive
action on campus, local, national and
international post-war problems, the
re-organized council will correlate the
local and campus situations with na-
tional problems as a step toward ac-
tion. Suggestions for a new name
will be made and voted on at today's
Proposals To Be Considered
Proposals for active support of na-
tional legislation such as the wage
Student Ident
Cards Ready
Distribution Will Be
From 8 to 5 Today
Most of the student identification
cards for 1945-46 will be ready for
distribution between 8 a. m. and 5
p. m. today, according to Dean of Stu-
dents Joseph A. Bursley.
Distribution booths will be set up
in the corridor of University Hall.
Some of the cards are not yet ready
for distribution either because the
student failed to have his picture
taken or because the necessarily poor
grade of film used did not develop
Each student should check this
week to see if his card is ready, the
Dean of Students Office said. Identi-
fication cards are necessary to obtain
books in the library, to attend ath-
letic events at student rates and to
vote in campus elections.

and hour and Full Employment bills
and international control of the atom
will be considered. Membership in
the organization is open to all stu-
dents, including veterans and Army
and Navy personnel on campus, and
eligibility cards should be brought
to the meeting tonight.
Emphasis from the first principle
of "intelligent thought and discussion
of post-war problems" has been
changed to the second principle of
"constructive action toward the real-
ization of a just, cooperative world,"
according to Barbara Hazelton, presi-
dent of the former Post-War Council.
The Council, oranized Dec. 8, 1941,
as a meeting in President Ruthven's
office, sought to combat an evident
isolationist attitude among the stu-
Faculty Sponsorship
Under the faculty sponsorship of
Profs. William B. Wilcox and Pres-
ton Slosson of the history depart-
ment, Prof. Howard McClusky of the
psychology department, Max Dresden
of the physics department and Dr.
Edward Blakeman, counselor in re-
ligious education, the Council spon-
sored discussions by Dr. Lawrence
Preuss, then on leave from the polit-
ical science department, and Prof. A.
Lobanov-Rostovsky of the history de-
Schedule for JGP
Announce Tryouts
Tryouts for dramatic parts in'
the Junior Girls Play will be held
from 3 to 5 p.m. tomorrow, and
will be continued from 2 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, and from 9 to 11 a.m.
Saturday at the League.
Eligibility cards and receipts for
junior class dues should be pre-
sented at the time of trying out.

Boards Urged
For Mediation
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3-President
Truman today asked Congress to au-
thorize fact-finding in big labor dis-
putes - with work stoppage barred
for 30 days - and requested 225,000
striking General Motors employes to
go back to work.
In a special message, he asked
quick legislation under which he
could set up fact-finding boards to
recommend settlements in critical
disputes. Under the legislation
strikes and lockouts would be pro-
hibited while the boards worked.
He announced that meanwhile he
would create such boards for the
gravest present crisis, the 20-state
General Motors strike of CIO auto
workers, and for the gravest indus-
trial threat, the nation-wide steel
wage dispute. The steel workers were
requested not to strike.
President Eric A. Johnston of the
United States Chamber of Com-
merce, issued a statement endors-
ing the fact-finding principle, but
withholding judgment on Mr. Tru-
man's actual plan ufitil he learned
the possible "form and scope" of
the legislation.
The available labor comment was
adverse, AFL President William
Green stated his belief that the plan
would be "unacceptable to labor." In
Detroit, three CIO leaders voiced dis-
satisfaction with the back-to-work
proposal, but announced that General
Motors workers would hold a meet-
ing Saturday to decide what course
to take.
On Capitol Hill, Senators inter-
viewed varied in their reaction t,
from quick approval to the opin-
ion that Mr. Truman's plan did not
go far enough.
In the House, a move developed
for a joint Senate-House committee
to recommend national labor legis-
Ident Cards To
Be Used Friday
Ballot Will Be Given
Upon Presenting Card
Identification cards or special elec-
tion cards will be used for voting
identification in Friday's all-campus
election, Charles Walton, Men's Ju-
diciary Council president announced.
Identification and election cards
are now being issued daily, 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m., from the cage in Uni-
versity Hall corridor. In case a stu-
dent is not issued an identification
card, he will be given a special
stamped card to be used for elec-
tion identification. To receive a
ballot, either identification or elec-
tion card must be presented at the
This action was necessitated be-
.ause many student identification
cards are not ready for distribution.
Cashier's receipts will not be used.
Officers to be elected in Friday's
election are two Union vice-presi-
tents, two student members of the
Board in Control of Student Publica-
tions, ten members of the J-Hop
Dance committee and senior officers
of the engineering and literary col-
J-Hop Dance committee candi-
dates from the literary college are
Arthur DerDerian, Lynne Sperber,
Joan Wilk, H. Thomas, Lois K.
Iverson, Pat Hayes, Joan Buck-

master, Connie Essig, Janice Ward,
Collee Ide, Janet Young, Gilbert
See IDENT, Page 4
Sigma Rho Tau
To Meet Today
The question of a unified com-
mand for the armed forces is one of


Scientists Not Lost to United States Because of Wat

Has an entire generation of scien-
tists been lost to the United States
because of wartime conscription?
Members of four scientific fac-
ulties-physics, chemistry, mathe-
matics and engineering -- of the
University think not, although they
foresee that it will take a few years
before the number of Ph.D. degrees
granted in these fields will be back
to the peacetime norm.

ing will be accelerated because "the
war focused interest on science."
He cited the case of a 35-year-old
lawyer who became interested in
physics while doing technical work
in the Army and now plans to study
for a degree.
But he deplored the fact that many
men who might have been trained in
physics won't be able to continue
their studies because of the psycho-
logical effects of war.
On the ques.tion of scientific

uate work. Only 33 were enrolled last
year, as compared to 76 in 1941.
Prof. Chester S. Schoepfle, chair-
man of the department, predicts that
it will take eight years to get back
to normal. He told of great diffi-
culties in meeting the demands of in-
dustry for chemists.
Professor Schoepfle said the war
had "hindered fundamental re-
search" in chemistry but had been
useful concerning practical applica-
tions-such as penicillin.

He said there was a "definite short-
age" of mathematics teachers now
and that the situation will not im-
prove for a while.
Professor Hildebrandt told of in-
creasing demands of industry for
mathematicians with a Ph.D. degree,
demands which cannot be met be-
cause "we are behind one to four
years in graduate work."
On the question of America's war
loss in science, Professor Hildebrandt
said "we won't be able to compete

erans in scientific fields, Professor
Hildebrandt said that "no one knows
in what way combat has affected po-
tential scientists, but how many may
have been spoiled by being under
fire." He suggested that refresher
courses be given men in this cate-
gory, because "readjustment to study
takes about a year."
Dean Ivan C. Crawford, of the Col-
lege of Engineering, said there had
been a drastic drop in the number of
graduate engineering students during

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