THE M ICHIGA N D A ILY
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1946
Acute Textbook Shortage
Shown in CampusSurvey
The demand for textbooks exceeds
the present supply fifteen to twen-
ty-five per cent although shortages
in a number of courses are well above'
the fifty per cent mark, a survey of
the campus indicated yesterday.
Local bookstore managers pointed
to the record veteran enrollment at
colleges and universities throughout '
the country as one of the major rea-
sons for the shortage which they de-
clared will be only temporary.
Shipments Tied Up
The trucking strike in New York'
has tied up shipments from many
publishers which would normally
have been available by this week.
Within ten days or two weeks much
of the scarcity which is now disrupt-,
ing normal class functioning will be
alleviated by the arrival of these
shipments, according to the book-
In the meantime, many students
are being asked to double up on the
use of books or are doing without
them entirely. The hardest hit group
on record is a class in municipal gov-
ernment. With the textbook now
out of print, the class will alternate
reading the only four copies known
to be available which are on reserve
in the Library.
The law school, with double the
expected enrollment, is having a dif-
ficult time in many of its classes,
p' Flying Club
Officers elected last night for the
University of Michigan Flying Club
for the current school year are Fran-
ces Hamilton, president; Lou C.
Creith, Jr., vice-president; Anne
Guinan, secretary; Charles C. Par-
cells, Jr., treasurer;' Richard G. Lilling,
operations manager; Robert H. Gos-
low, flight supervisor.
Members of the board of directors
carried over until the middle of the
year are John M. Horeth, Paul V.
Shaffer, and Walter T. Buhl. Assist-
ant to the treasurer will be appoint-
During the summer arrangements
were made with the Ann Arbor Aero
Service at the Municipal Airport
whereby the Service supplies the
Club with student flight instruction
and supervision anc with mainte-
nance of the Club's three aircraft.
The next meeting of the club will
be on October 9. Although there are
no openings for memberships at the
present time, applications may still
while in the business administration
school, one accounting course has ar-
ranged to mimeograph the first few
chapters of the text for use until the
expected shipment arrives.
Supplies for the engineering col-
lege are reported to be in good sup-
ply with shortages in a few texts.
Students in the first year courses
are suffering most from the shortage
because of the lack of books for in-
troductory courses in zoology, Ger-
man, algebra, psychology, and Eng-
Dictionaries for the would-be
scholar are non-existant in the town
except for occasional copies at the
Student Book Exchange which has
been selling used copies of the scarce
books almost as soon as they are
Anticipating the book shortage,
many students took advantage-of the
bock list prepared by a local book-
store to purchase their books during
registration week to beat the crowds.
The same anticipating has been not-
iced in the purchase of other sup-
plies, particularly paper and note-
books, which have been purchased in
larger than usual quantities.
Bookstores Offer Assurance
The bookstores offered the assur-
ance, however, that supplies will be
on hand within ten days to last at
least until the first of the year when
paper will be more plentiful.
Already, the local managers indi-
cated, they are planning for the next
semester and expect to avoid a re-
currence of the current temporary
Willow Run Chapter
Of A VC To Meet Today
Plans for an AVC membership rally
to be held on Oct. 3 at Willow Village
will be outlined at the first fall meet-
ing of the Willow Run Chapter at 8
p.m. today at West Lodge.
The members will also hear a report
on the state AVC convention and the
state executive council by P. T. Coch-
rane, who was elected to the council
when he attended the convention as
pne of the chapter's delegates.
Chairman Al Weaver strongly
urged all members to attend tonight's
Airline Reports Loss
Capital Airlines-PCA, which oper-
ates through University-leased Wil-
low Run airport, sustained a net loss
of $747,763 in the first six months
of 1946. Company officials attributed
the loss to expansion of the air-
line's schedules and equipment.
KAISER ANSWERS A QUESTION-Henry J. Kaiser, the West Coast
industrialist, points a finger as he answers a question while testifying in
Washington, before the House Merchant Marine Committee, investigating
wartime shipping building profits.
Freshman Vets Termed More
Serious-Minded than Non-Vets
Freshman veterans and freshman
students who come directly from
high school show a marked differ-
ence in attitude, Prof. Philip E. Burs-
ley, director of new students orienta-
tion, said yesterday.
"I have found that veterans are
much more serious-minded," Prof.
Bursley said, adding that "veterans
know what a college education means.
They have been out in actual life
and have a more mature attitude
than the freshman who begins col-
lege right after completing high
school," he said.
The University this term has an
enrollment of 11,013 veterans out of
a total of 18,125 students.
Broken down, these figures show
that the largest enrollment of vet-
erans is in the literary college which
has 3,335 men veterans and 141 wo-
men. Non-veteran students in the
literary college total 3,694 of which
828 ire men and 2,866 are women.
The graduate school has the sec-
ond highest veteran enrollment. To-
talling 1,237 in all, there are 1,199
men veterans and 38 women veterans
enrolled for graduate work.
The engineering college has the
third highest veteran enrollment of
the colleges in the University. 3,056
Band To Honor
A "map of Indiana" formation will
highlight the performance of the
University of Michigan marching
band during half-time at the Michi-~
gan-Indiana football game Saturday.t
Formed to the accompaniment of
"Indiana, Our Indiana," the map will
have marked on it the following
cities: Bloomington, home of Indiana
University;BIndianapolis, state capi-
tal; South Bend, home of Notre Dame
University; and Terre Haute, on the
banks of the Wabash; according to
Harold Ferguson, newly appointed
assistant director of bands in charge
The band also will spell out "IND."
The traditional block "M" will give
way to "MICH" for the playing of the
"Yellow and Blue" which will con-
clude the half-time ceremonies.
Numbering 104 players, the band
will be led by Drum Major Norman
Indiana will be represented by the
Hobart High School Band of Hobart,
Indiana. The Hobart band was or-
ganized and directed from 1925 to
1935 by William D. Revelli, now di-
rector of the Michigan band. Freder-
ick Ebbs, present director of the
Hobart band, is a University of Michi-
gan graduate. The band has been a
national champion since 1930 and is.
recognized as one of the top ranking
high school bands in the country.
Auto Men Fight
Rail Rate Rise
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -(/P)-A
spokesman for the major automobile
companies outside the Ford-General
Motors group said today "no auto-
mobiles will move by rail from De-
troit" if the 25 per cent rail rate in-
crease which the railroads seek is
Arguing before the Interstate Com-
merce Commission, Attorney Parker
McCollester of New York City said:
"I know of no more glaring inequal-
ities in freight rates than those upon
new automobiles shipped from De-
The companies I represent (Chrys-
ler, Packard, Kaiser-Frazer, Stude-
baker, Hudson and other manufactur-
ers) do not challenge the need of the
railroads for a rate increase. We do
oppose the rates on finished automo-
biles shipped from the Detroit area
as compared with those from General
Motors and Ford assembly points
throughout the United States.
For even such a big company as
Chrysler the time has come when a
way must be found of overcoming
that rate differential. Chrysler will
not ship by rail if present rates are
increased. In fact, if the increase is
granted, no automobiles will move by
rail from Detroit."
A commission member, mean-
while, commented to reporters that
the ICC was "receiving an unprece-
dented number of scurrilous letters"
in connection with the rail rate case.
Dr. EdTma To Speak iors and four for sophomores. In
* *T*. addition, members are being sought
Dr. V. R. Edman, president of for sales, circulation, advertising and
Wheaton College, will speak at 4:30 publicity.
p.m., Sunday in Lane Hall, under * * *
the sponsorship of the Michigan Men's Glee Club .
Dr. Edman, who has spoken in A combination rehearsal, tryout
many churches-and Bible conferences and smoker will mark the first reg-
throughout the country, once served ular meeting of the Men's Glee
as director of the Bible Institute of Club, directed by Prof. David Mat-
Ecuador. en t73 ~,tdyi h
After experience as both teacher tern, at 7:30 p.m. today in the
and pastor, Dr. Edman joined the Union.
Wheaton College faculty and in 1940 All men, including eligible fresh-
was made president. men, are welcome, Douglas Wil-
* * ' son, president of the club, said.
Plans for the year include con-
echniec' TryOuts . * * certs, trips, radio broadcasts and
An important organizational serenades, he announced.
meeting of the staff of the Michi- * * *
gan Technic will be held at 7:30 SHA DisCussion GrOup
p.m. today in Rm. 3036 East Eng.
Bldg. The first meeting of the Inter-
Milt David, editor of the Tech- Faith Discussion Group will be held
nic, invites all engineers interested at 7:30 p.m. today in Lane Hall. The
in gaining experience in the writ- subject of the discussion will be
ing, publication, advertising and Comparative Religions.
circulation of a technical magazine * * *
to attend this meeting.
First semester freshmen may at- JagOtOmy L0ectur . *
tend as tryouts and receive staff
positions the following term. Dr. L. R. Dragstedt, professor of
Official publication of the engi- surgery at the University of Chicago,
neering students, the Technic has will deliver a speech open to the pub-
appeared continuously since 1882. lic on vagotomy at 8:30 p.m. to-
Originally published by the now- morrow in the Rackham Amphi-
extinct Engineering Society,nthe theatre.
Technic is independent of other The lecture is under the auspices
campus groups and is a non-sub- of Alpha Omega Alpha, honorary
sidized publication. medical fraternity which will hold
* * * an initiation banquet and ceremonies
. at the Union beforehand. Dr. Fred
'Ensian Business Staff -.*. Coller, professor of surgery at the
The business meeting of the Michi- University, will be toastmaster.
ganensian will be held at 4:15 p.m. The new initiates of Alpha Omega
today at the Ensian office in the Alpha will be Robert Harding, Rob-
Student Publications Building. ert Dobbie, Clayton Lewis, George
Students who are interested in Dickinson, Norman Davis, Roger
trying out for several positions have Smith, Ruth Appleton,, Lloyd Lem-
been invited to attend the meeting. men, Fred Fergenson, Otis Schorling,
Three positions are open for sen- Arthur Upton, and John Goodsell.
men veterans are enrolled in the en-
gineering college. No women vet-
erans are enrolled in the engineering
On a percentage basis the figures
mean that approximately 60 per cent
of all students in the University are
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -(P)-
The bodies of five American fliers
shot down by Yugoslavian fighter
planes Wvere buried with militalry
honors today in a common grave in,
Arlington National Cemetery.
Simple Catholic and Protestant fu-
neral services were read for the fliers,
whose deaths caused an international
furor, in the Fort Myer chapel before
their bodies were lowered into their
With members of their families and
friends in attendance, the funeral
cortege of five coaches moved at slow
cadence behind the Army band and
military escort over the sunny half-
mile from chapel to the grave site
overlooking the Potomac and Capitol.
High military officials, including
W. Stuart Symington, assistant secre-
tary of war; General Carl Spaatz,
head of the Army Air Force, General
Thomas Handy, representinguchief-
of-staff, and Brig. Gen. Claude B.
Ferenbaugh, commandant of this
military district attended.
Yugoslavian Ambassador Sava N.
Kosavonic expressed his "personal
sorrow" in a statement issued later.
"I should have liked to attend the
funeral services," he said. "In doing
so I know that I would have expressed
also the sorrow and great regrets of
the people and tgovernment and of
my country and our feelings of sym-
pathy for the bereaved families."
Women's GOP Groups
To Meet in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25 -(AP)-
Five hundred delegates to the fourth
biennial convention of the National
Federation of Women's Republican
Clubs converged on Philadelphia to-
day for a two-day convention at
which Carroll Reece, chairman of the
GOP National Committee and Gov-
ernor Edward Martin, Republican
candidate for U. S. senator from
Pennsylvania, are slated to speak.
Reece and Martin will speak at a
banquet after tomorrow's formal
opening sessions are held and a con-
vention spokesman said they will pre-
sent "predominant issues of thle Con-
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