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Vet Bonus Application Proeedure Set

LANSING, March 22-(P-Ap-
plication procedure for the state
veteran's bonus, outlined today
by the Adjutant General's Of-
fice, ought to be a cinch for form-
er GI Joes and Janes who lived
through all the forms they made
out in service.
Here's how it was explained by
Major Wilbur J. Myers of the Ad-
jutant General's Staff-
First of all, who may apply?
Men and women who served
honorably 60 days or more in the
United States Army, Navy, Marine
Corps, or Coast Guard between
Sept. +16, 1940, and June 30, 1946,
are eligible. Of course, payment
is limited to those who were res-
idents of Michigan at the time of
entering service and for at least
six months previously.
How Much Do You Get?
How much do eligible veterans
Payments are based on $10 for
each month or major fraction of
domestic service and $15 for for-
eign service. The limit is $500.
Myers pointed out that bene-
ficiaries of deceased veterans will
get the full $5001-no matter how
long the veteran served.
Where and when will applica-
tion blanks be available?
The four-page blanks will be
available April 1 from local veter-
ans counselling offices, veterans
organizations, Red Cross offices,
banks, city and county clerks,
large employers and labor union
Eligible veterans now living out
of the state may write for blanks
to the Adjutant General's Office,
bonus section, Lansing, 1, Michi-

Styles of Blanks
There are eight separate styles
of blanks, but this is not as for-
midable as it sounds.
The blanks are divided into two
main classes-one to be made out
by the veteran himself and the
other for beneficiaries.
In each main class, there are
four types of forms-one each to
be made out for Army, Navy, Mar-
ine Corps or Coast Guard Service.
Normally each applicant would
only fill out one of the eight types,
but Major Myers cautioned that
in the unusual case of a person
who served in more than one ser-
vice, he must make out blanks for
each service.
Having his blank, what does the
veteran do now?
He may obtain help in filling it
out where he got the blank. Staffs
are now being trained for that
Page one of the blank carries
spaces for identification purposes
-name, address, dates of service,
The second page is for the use
of the Adjutant General's office
and is to be left blank by the ap-
Pages three and four provide
spaces for transcription of the in-
formation on the veterans dis-
charge papers and report of sep-
Must Be Notarized
The blanks when completed
must be notarized as to their ac-
curacy, so the veteran should take
his discharge and separation re-
port with him to the notary.
The blank, completely filled out.
and notarized, should be mailed
by the veteran himself to the ad-

jutant General's Office, Bonus
Section, Lansing, 1, Michigan.
It is not necessary to send dis-
charge papers or any other docu-
ments with the blank.
And that's all.
Bonus checks will be mailed out
in strict sequence of the receipt
of the applications, Major Myers
"But veterans shouldn't be in a
rush," he cautioned.
"There will obviously be a tre-
mendous crush of applications the
first 90 days, and it will take us
a while todig out from under it."
The first checks will be mailed
out "sometime toward the middle
of April," the Major declared.
"We might add two things un-
der the heading of miscellaneous,"
he said.
"First, to be eligible to collect
the $500 payment for deceased
veterans, the beneficiaries must
be husbands, wives, or children of
the veteran or parents and guard-
ians who can prove they were de-
pendent on the veteran when he
went into service.
"Second, the legislature has put
a two-year limitation on applica-
tions-that means they must
reach us by March 19, 1949."
Subway in Bomber
WASHINGTON, March 22-(,p)
-The Army's new bomber, the
XB-36, is so big that it contains
a "subway" with a four-wheel
scooter to carry crew members
betweern the pilot cabin and the
waist section.
The Army Air Forces said to-
night the communication tunnel
is 85 feet long, compared with the
B-29's 34 feet.

Robert Frost
Will Discuss,
Read Poetry
Pulitzer Winner Is
Former Arts Fellow
Robert Frost, eminent American
poet and former creative arts fel-
low at the University, will discuss
poetry and present readings from
his own works at 8 p.m. Thursday,
April 3, in Rackham Lecture Hall.
Four times Pulitzer prize win-
ner for poetry, Frost is widely
known for his interpretations of
New England country life. His
poems "A Boy's Will" and "North
of Boston" are among the favor-
ites of Frost's many works.
From 1921 to 1923 Frost was
"poet in residence" here at the
University. While here he lead
many groups in poetry discussions
and became the intimate friend
of students. He was also respon-
sible for bringing numerous liter-
ary personalities to the campus.
Since then he has been Emerson
Professor of Poetry at Harvard
and Professor of Poetry at Dart-
Like many other bards, Frost
first became recognized in his na-
tive land only after first going
abroad. He published some of
his early poems while journeying
in England in 1912. Returning
in 1915 he found himself famous
and his life since then has been
a succession of honors ranging
from honorary degrees to the
highest awards the literary world
Frost's poetry reflects the spon-
taneity of his own personality.
"A poem," he explains, "begins
with a lump in the throat; a
homesickness or a lovesickness."

Scientists To Hold Discussi(

The United Nation voting pro-
cedure and its effect on interna-j
tional control of atomic ener-
will be discussed by Prof. Law-
rence Preuss, of the political sci-
ence department, at the meeting
of the Association of University of
Michigan Scientists at 8 p.m. to-
morrow in the East Conference
Room of the Rackham Building.
The meeting is open to the pub-
lie. Through discussions at this
and other meetings. the Associa-
tion is seeking to stimulate inter-
est in its work.
The membership requirement of

the organization is an A.B. deb
or equivalent) in science and
perience in scientific research
'Matchbox' Camera
(;--A "matchbox" camera, si
enough to fit in a man's he
and a 'vestpocket darkroom"'
ed allied agents to snap and
velop photographs behind en
lines during World War 2,
Eastman Kodak Company disc
ed today.

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ALUMNI CATALOGUE OFFICE - Mrs. Lunette Hadley, director
of the University's catalogue office, stands beside some of the files
which hold everything the University knows about its alumni.
Card Catalogie Office Keeps
Track of U' Alumni Activities

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Alumni Catalogue Office,
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Memorial Hall.
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rs. Hadley said, "and we
eep them all up-to-date.
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ital Statistics
Hadley has volumes of
statistics on hand. Here
of the vital ones: 144,576
have attended school
45 (not counting summer
r class of '47); 89,149 of
e graduates; 114,424 of
e still living; and they
total of 102,906 degrees.
egrees have been granted
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f the University.
Eadley and 10 assistants
busy maintaining the
hey send out postcards
lly to alumni checking
and requesting occupa-
nformation. Univer-
assist them by collecting
ion and sending it to the
office. Mrs..Hadley said
effort is spared in track-
lost alumni.
riends, Relatives
imes we have to write
s and relatives, or even
amily doctor, to find out
meone is. That generally
only about one and a.
cent of our addresses
out of date. We have
ur trouble locating some
reign alumni because we
of many of them luring

Incidentally, Mrs. Hadley and
her staff are quick at digging up
addresses. When some depart-
ment calls for a large number of
addresses, the office can turn
them out from the master file at
the rate of 60 per hour.
"It's all system." Mrs. Hadley
said. "With the addition of metal
file-cards this year, we have been
much more efficient."
Diversified Files
There are all kinds of files in
the catalogue office. The new
quick-reference master file, with
each person's name, degree and
address on it, gets the most use.
Other files hold more detailed
folders for each person contain-
ing his University records, regis-
tration cards, marks, list of school
activities, and assorted informa-
tion about what happened to him
after he left school.
Another section holds the names
of alumni veterans who served in
all wars since the Civil War.
There is also an obituary file
where all records of deceased
alumni are kept permanently.
"Naturally, this information is
not available to anybody," Mrs.
Hadley said. "We don't want .to
embarrass any of our alumni, or
be a source of annoyance to them,
by opening our files. But all cam-
pus groups, of course, are welcome
to make use of our files."
Mrs. Hadley, who has worked
in the office for 26 years, hopes
that some day one of "her" alum-
ni, makes his home in the White
House. "We've had Vandenburg
and Dewey here, you know, but
what we'd like to have is a presi-
dent on our last sometime.

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