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G. I.'s Can Aid Jap Re-Education-Huntley

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third
and last of a series of articles on the
subject of education in Japan.)
"In re-educating Japan, we will, in
a sense, be re-educating America,"
Dr. Frank L. Huntley of the political
science and English departments
stated in an interview.
In the final analysis, he declared,
there is always the philosophical
question, can I remove the moat from
my neighbor's eye when I have a
beam in my own? Therefore, we must
cut out the beam in our own eye be-
fore we can see clearly to remove the
moat from the eye of our neighbor.
We must remedy some of the obvious
evils that exist in the American so-
cial and educational system before
we can successfully aid Japan to be-
come a democratic country.
"Another question that comes up
is who or what should be our instru-
ments of re-education?"' Dr. Huntley
pointed out. "First of all, we must
make use of the facilities near at
hand., At present there are three
million GIs in Japan. In this group
we have one of the most natural in-
struments for the informal re-educa-
tLion of the Japanese.''
Gi.'s Cane Reformers
It is well known, he said, thai, some
of our soldiers have been misbehaving
in Japan, but on the whole, they can
do a great deal to further our cause.
Most Americans have a healthy scorn
for superstitious pomp, and there is
much of that present in Japanese tra-
ditional customs, such as the stu-
dents rising and bowing when the
professor comes into the room. Since
the Japanese are very sensitive to
1 . _ __ _. . _ ol

ridicule, the attitude of American sol-
diers, especially in the social sphere,
might have a very profound affect on
"An extra-curricular course the
Americans have been giving consists
of getting on a Japanese street car
and making all the men give their
.ieats to women," Dr. Huntley men-
tioned. "This is directly contrary to
Japanese notions on the subject of
the treatment of women. Three hun-
dred thousand GIs are the greatest
impact the Japanese culture has ever
undergone and their influence can
cause great social upheavel. However,
if this influence isn't for the good, it
will be of no use to send over an edu-
cation commission. In this way we
learn that the United States has
placed too much emphasis on formal
Another factor to be considered is
that we must not let our revolution-
izing of Japanese culture have the
taste of foreign conquest and some-
thing that has been forced down their
thrcats. This would only cause a re-
action toward the old customs as soon
as-American troops left the country,
he claimed.
Self Re-Education Urged
"We should let the Japanese handle
the formal re-education of the coun-
try as much as possible," Dr. Huntley
continued. "Most of the liberal Jap-
anese have been eliminated during
the war period, but there are still a
few left. We could use this group as a
nucleus to educate liberal teachers in
the Japanese normal school. This
level and type of school is outwardly
one of the most American institutions
in Japan since it was copied directly
from ours. It is a potential instru-
ment in our favor and we should make
use of it."
The attitude of Japanese students
before the war was a paradox of docil-
ity and rebelliousness. Japan at one
time had more student strikes than
any other country, and a large num-
ber of students were imprisoned be-
cause of their radical tendencies.
However, they were docile in that
they believed all that their teachers
taught them. Rebelliousness and
docility are undesirable in their ex-
treme forms, but with wise guidance
froi Americans, both attitudes can
be used to further our purpose, he
SocilI Conscience Needed
"If we could arouse the rebellious-
ness against the larger social issues,
such as inadequate housing, agrarian
inequality and dirty streets rather
than petty injustices in school ad-
ministration, then we would be help-
ing to create a social conscience and
individual thought in Japan," Dr.
Huntley claimed.
Another instrument to be used is
the textbook. First, we could take the
textbooks of the Meiji era and bring

them up to date, since they embody
the ideas we wish to stress. Many of
them were written by Americans and
by such great Japanese liberal educa-
tors as Fukuzawo. Secondly, we could
use the present textbooks with mar-
inl notes such as "what do you
think of this idea now?" This would
teach the children to think for them-
selves. However, before we dd any-
thing of this sort, we must decide
definitely what we want to delete and
what we want to add, in order to
have a unified program.
Movies Are Effective
"Finally, movies, newspapers and
radio could be used for purposes of
re-education. Movies are one of the
most effective methods of modern
times for school education, he stated.
About one-third of the Japanese
schools are already equipped with
movie projectors. We could provide
the rest and supply them with films
of an educational nature."
"However, none of this can be done
successfully unless the Americans
face the problem sincerely and not as
hypocrites who advise others to
achieve a perfection they themselves

(Continued from Page 5)
Room Assignments For English 1
and 2:1
Final Examination on Tuesday,
Feb. 19, 2-4 p.m.
English 1
Avalon, G. Haven; Austin, C. Hav-
en; Bertram, 2003 AH; Bromage, C.
Haven; Calver, 205 MA; Chase, 225
AH; Dice, G. Haven; Engel, 215 Ec.;
Fletcher, 205 MH; Fogle, 2082 NS;
Fullerton, C. Haven; Gram, 215 Ec.;
Greenhut, 102 Ec.; Hawkins, 2231
AH; Hayden, 205 MH; Jenks 231 AH;
Kearney, 2082 NS; Merewether, 2235
AH; Needham, 2235 AH; Norton, 231
AH; O'Neill, 215 Ec.; Ogden, 3056 NS;
Peterson, 4208 AH; Plumer 3017 AH;
Riepe, 2054 NS; Robertson, 2029 AH;
Schroder, D Haven; Schroeder, 1035
AH; Stevenson, 35 AH; Stimson, 2219
AH; Weimer, G Haven; Wells, 3056
NS; Welsch, D Haven; Wolfson, 231
English 2
Abel, NS Aud.; Boys, NS Aud.; Ev-
erett, NS Aud.; Huntley, NS, Aud; I
McCormick, NS, Aud.; Morris, NS
Aud.; Pearl, NS Aud.; Rayment, NS
Aud.; Sessions, E. Haven; Smith,
2225 Angell Hall; Weaver, 2013 An-
gell Hall.
Room Assignments for German:
Final EXaminations on Friday, Feb-
ruary 22, 2-4 p.m. .
German 1
Braun (both sections) and Eaton,
101 Ec.; Reichart and Willey, D
Haven; Philippson (both sections)
and Boersma, 2003 A.H.; Edson (both
sections), 3017 A.H.; Pott (both sec-

Final Examinations will be given
as follows:
Political Science 1-Saturday, Feb-
ruary 16, 8-10 a.m.,
Sections Room
Hager and Silva 25 A.H .
Kallenbach 1035 A.H.
Phillips 1025 A.H.
Bromage 231 A.H.
Scheips & Dorr B Haven Hall
Political Science 2-Saturday, Feb-
ruary 16, 8-10 a.m., Natural Science
Political Science 51 - Saturday,
Feb. 16, 8-10
Sections Room
Lederle 35 A.H.
Perkins 2003 A.H.
Political Science 52--Saturday, Feb.
16, 8-10, Room 2225 A.H.
Social Studies 93, Saturday, Feb.
16, 2-4 p.m., Room 25 Angell Hall.
Political Science 107, Friday, Feb-
ruary 22, 8-10, Room 1025 Angell
Final Examination in Speech 31
and and 32: Rooms for final examina-
tions have been assigned as follows:
Battin (two sections), 2225 Angell
Hall; Beaven, 3209 Angell Hall;
Brandt, 4003 Angell Hall; Cairns (two
sections), 1035 Angell Hall; Hargis
(two sections), 3017 Angell Hall;
Lomas (two sections), 35 Angell Hall;
Moser, 2231 Angell Hall; Norton (two
sections), 2003 Angell Hall; Palmer
(two sections) 205 Mason Hall;
Owen, 4203 Angell Hall.
Freshmen Health Lectures For Men:
It is a University requirement that
all entering freshmen are required to
take, without credit, a series of lec-
tures in personal and community
health and to pass an examination
on the content of these lectures.
Transfer students with freshman
standing are also required to take the

do not possess," Dr. Huntley


Gen. Knudsen
Will Address
State Foremen


. Wednesday, ;Mrch 13
8. Thursday, March 14
Please note that attendance is re-
quired and rol will be taken.
Required Hygiene Lectures For Worm-
All first and second semester fresh-
man women are required to take the
hygiene lectures, which are to be.
given the second semester. Upper
class students who were in the Uni-
versity as freshmen and who did not
fulfill the requirements are requested
to do so this term. Enroll for these
lectures by turning in a class card at
the time of regular classification at
Waterman Gymnasium.
Satisfactory completion of the
course (or of P.H.P. 100; elective; 3
hrs. credit) is a graduation require-
I-First Lecture, Mon., March 11,
4:15-5:15, N.S. Aud.
Subsequent Lectures, Successive
Mondays, 4:15-5:15, N.S. Aud.
Examination- Final) .Mon., April
22, 4:15-5:15, (To be announced).
II-First Lecture, Tuesday, March 12,
4:15-5:15, NS. Aud.
Subsequent Lectures, Successive
Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15, N.S. Aud.
Examination (Final), Tues., April
23, 4:15-5:15, (To be announced).
Events Today
Phi Delta Kappa membership
meetings will be held today and to-
morrow at 4:00 in Room 3203 Univer-
sity High School.
Coffee Hour: Mr. DeWitt Baldwin,
Director of the Lisle Fellowship will
be the guest of honor at the Coffee
Hour held at Lane Hall from 4:00-
6:00 today.
Members of faculty of the Physical
Education Department will be host-
esses to the Women of the Faculty, at
a meeting to be held tonight, 8 p.m.,
in the Women's Athletic Building.
Coming Events
The Ann Arbor library club will
meet Monday, Feb. 18 at 7:45 in the
Amphitheater of the Rackham Build-

A motion picture "The Library of
Congress" will be shown.
Refreshments will be served by the
staff of the Ann Arbor Public Library.
A.T.E.E. There will be a joint meet-
ing of the Michigan Section and the
Michigan Student Branch on Tues-
day, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kel-
logg Auditorium. Mr. H. E. Larson of
General Electric Company, Chicago,
will speak on "Amplidynes, Princi-
ples and Applications." Various mov-
ies will be shown. All interested are
Research Club. The February meet-
ing of the Research Club will be held
on Wednesday evening, Feb. 20, at
8:00, Professor W. H. Hobbs will pre-
sent a paper on "The Newly Discov-
ered Glacial Lake Leverett," and Pro-
fessor R. C. Angell a paper on "The
Social Integration of American Cit-
The Graduate Outing Club will
hold its first meeting of the spring se-
mester on Saturday, March 2. There
will be sports, supper, and folk danc-
ing. Those interested should sign up
and pay the supper fee at the check-
room desk in Rackham building be-
fore noon March 2, and should meet
in the Outing Club rooms at 3 o'clock.


All sizes . with or without
6 days notice required

An address by Lt.-Gen. William S.tions), 2225 A.H.; Reiss, G Haven; course unless they have had a similar
Knudsen will highlight the program Gaiss (both sections), 35 A.H. course elsewhere.
of the eighth annual Michigan Fore- German 2 Upper classmen who were here as
men's Conference, to be held March Striedieck (both sections) and fresh'men and who did not fulfill the
1, at the Rackham Educational Me- Braun, 205 Mason Hall; Willey, Van requ rements are requested to do so
morial in Detroit. Duren and Gaiss, 202 West Physics, this term.
German 31 These lectures are not required of,
Braun and Eaton, E Haven; Phil- veterans.
tively announced as The Outlook for ippson, Wahr and Gaiss, 1035 A.H. The lectures will be given in Room
Business." German 32 25, Angell Hall at 5:00 p.m. and re-
The conference, which will be at- Reichart, 1009 A.H. peated at 7:30 p.m. as per the follow-
tended by about 1250 foremen of in- German 56 will meet in Room 16 ing schedule.
dustrial and manufacturing con- Angell Hall for final examination. 1. Monday, March 4
erns in the Detroit area and south German 167 will meet in Room 306 2. Tuesday, March 5
eastern Michigan, is sponsored by University Hall for final examination. 3. Wednesday, March 6
the University Extension Service, the German 35 (Dr. Wahr's section) 4. Thursday, March 7
Foremen's Clubs of Michigan, the will meet in Room 203 University Hall 5. Monday, March 11
National Association of Foremen, the for final examination. 6. Tuesday, March 12
Engineering Society of Detroit, and -_________________ _ __
other organizations. History ii, Lecture Section 2. Final
A group of 12 smaller conferences examination, Monday, Feb. 18, 8:00
on various topics of interest to the to 10:00 a.m. Discussion sections 5, 6, SPECIAL TO SENIORS
foremen will be held simultaneously 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 (with Hyma, Les- Te Midd gun Alumnus
at 2 p.m. and the same topics re- lie, Slosson) IS Auditorium; discus-
peated at 3:30 p.m. so that every sion sections 5a, 10a, 1a, and 12a T o r
foreman will be able to attend two (with Heideman, Thornbrough) in Two Dollars
different group meetings. Room 1025 Angell Hall.



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