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Ten Alumni Groups Improve
Relations with Latin America

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Relations with the Latin-American
countries are being rapidly improved
by the ten Alumni groups of the Uni-
versity of Michigan located through-
out Hispanic.America.
In a letter written to T. Hawley
Tapping, secretary of the Michigan
Alumni Association, Prof. Ermelindo
A. Mercado of the Spanish depart-
ment told of his experiences while
visiting the Alumni Club function in
San Juan, capital of Puerto Rico.
Grads Attend
Those attending the meeting at
which Prof. Mercado was present
were students at the University dur-
ing 1911 to 1915. Several, however,
were graduates of the class of 1909
up to the present date. Prof. Mercado
said that he personally knew 90 per
cent of those present.
Ann Arbor and Puerto Rican at-
mospheres were present, as the group
enthusiastically sung Michigan songs
and gave football cheers. The meet-
ing was conducted in English but the
refreshments served were of a typi-
cal South American nature. Prof.
Mercado reported on "Michigan at
War," telling of the various service
units on campus and the coeds' part
in war functions.
Alumni Enthusiastic
In his letter the Spanish professor
reported that the alumni group was,
"One of the most enthusiastic groups
I've seen for a long time and the
meeting was one of the peppiest pep
Vet Engineering
Ranks Increase
Total College Figures
Also Show Slight Rise
Veteran enrollment in the College
of Engineering this fall has reached
a total of 490 as compared to only 47
in the fall of 1944.
Commenting on this increased
number of veterans in the engineer-
ing college, Dean Ivan C. Crawford
said, "As had been expected our fall
enrollment of veterans is very large."
Total enrollment in the engineering
college has increased from 1,379 in
1944 to t1,544 this fall."
While 44 women enrolled in the
engineering college in both 1944 and
1945, the number of non-veteran men
has increased from 423 in 1944 to
512 in 1945. The number of Navy and
Marine students enrolled in this col-
lege, however, has decreased from 843
in 1944 to 498 in 1945. Although
there were 22 Army sanitary engi-
neers in the college last fall, there are
none this year.

meetings I have been in for years."
He went on to say that in the locale
he was in, "I have never heard of
a graduate of the University of Mich-
igan who was not holding a respecta~-
ble position in his particular field."
He said that all of the doctors, dent-
ists, engineers and business men who
were members of the club could not
be present at the meeting for their
business was occupying much of their
time despite depresssion, wars, poor
local conditions and bad weather.
Newly elected officers of the club
are Jaime Sifre, honorary president;
Manuel Del Valle, '16E, president,
Katherine M. Del Valle, vice-presi-
dent; Julie Luzunaria, secretary; and
Angel Pesquera, treasurer. Committee
members are Eloy Ruiz and Orlando
Mayoralty ..ace
Nears Voting
Frankensteen, Jeffries
Wind Up Campaigns
DETROIT, Nov. 5 - W)- A CIO
Auto Workers Union vice-president
and an incumbent mayor seeking a
fourth term tonight wound up one of
Detroit's bitterest municipal election
campaigns with last minute blasts at
each other.
Richard T. Frankensteen, 38-year-
old labor leader, seeking his first elec-
tive polictical office, called his oppo-
nent, Mayor Edward J. Jeffries, Jr., a
"political chameleon presenting a dif-
ferent appearance as he moves from
neighborhood to neighborhood."
Jeffries, who has charged that the
CIO Political Action Committee
poured thousands of dollars into the
campaign for Frankensteen, told ra-
dio audiences that "if Mr. Franken-
steen is elected, he will be controlled
by the PAC. It is just as simple as
City election officials said the very
bitterness of the campaign might
bring out a record half million votes.
The campaign, through platform and
radio addresses, by mail and handbill
distribution, newspapers advertise-
ments and doorbell solicitation, has
reached virtually every person of vot-
ing age in the city.
The voting, on a non-partisan ba-
sis, will not indicate any political
trends. Its outcome, however, will be
interpreted in many quarters as in-
dicative of the political strength of
the UAW-CIO in this big industrial
center. The Union claims upwards
of 200,000 members in Detroit.

Army Chooses
University for
Training Course
Will School Officers
In Pan-American Field
The University has been selected
by the Army to conduct a training
course for officers on military mis-
sions to Latin America, it was an-
nounced yesterday.
Candidates for the program, which
is a part of the Army's plans for post-
war training, must hold the rank of
major or higher. Similar courses will
be offered at Columbia University in
European affairs and at Yale Univer-
sity in Asiatic affairs. Instruction will
be divided into two phases, back-
ground of Latin American life and
study of the language. The intensive
schedule calls for 22 hours of class-
room work a week during the first
phase and 33 hours a week during
the second half of the program.
Under the direction of a special
committee of the faculty headed by
Prof. Arthur S. Aiton of the history
department, the course will be given
by regular members of the University
staff, supplemented by special lec-
turers. Instruction will begin No-
vember 12 and the officers will prob-
ably be quartered at the Union, ac-
cording to Col. R. C. Miller, comman-
dant in this area.
Short Business
Class Prepares
20 Veterans
Twenty veterans are taking ad-
vantage of the short course in Busi-
ness Establishment and Management
offered in the School of Business Ad-
The course is intended to prepare
the veterans to go into business for
themselves. Individual guidance is
combined with the regular four-peri-
od course to prepare the student for
his chosen work, which will be the
management of gift shops, retail
stores, gasoline stations, and similar
Each of the four periods offers
complete instruction in two or more
phases of the course. The first period
offers courses in business manage-
ment and accounting; the second, in
finance and business law; the third,
in buying and selling, personnel rela-
tions, and in cost problems. The
fourth period contains courses in bus-
iness facts, public relations, business
insurance, and business taxes, as well
as courses designed to aid the stu-
dent in his particular choice of a
Each of the periods is complete in
itself, enabling veterans to enroll in
the later courses and yet continue
through the remaining three periods.






W A C M U ST E R ED 0 UT-Maj. Gen. Oliver P. Echols,
deputy commanding general of the Allied Military Government
in Germany, gives honorable discharge papers to WAC Sgt. Elsie
M. Lewis of Cleveland, first WAC at his Berlin office to be dis-
charged so as to accept a job in civilian life,

B I R D OF THE SEASON-it's a dark outlook for
Mr. Turkey right at this time of year, but Peg Bartholomew of
West Hartford, Conn., seems to be giving him Some moral support.

C I V 1 L I A.N-Maj. Joe
Foss, (above) ace Marine fight-
er pilot now out of the service,
glans a long vacation by, auto.

' U N C L E' A D V E N T U R E-A youthful sightseer penetrates the "Burma jungle" repro.
duced as one of the attractions of "savings week" at Croydon, England.


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A I R E X P E R T T E S T I F I E S-RobertA.Lovett,assist-
ant secretary of war for air, is shown as he presented the results
of a study on disposal of government-owned aircraft factories to
a senate military committee.

KEN N E Y' S LUCKY D I C E-Gen. George C. Ken-
ney, Pacific air chief, in Chicago for the Victory loan drive,
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