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German Asks Long Term Occupation

Charging that the German peo-
ple are still "infected with egoism,"
a German civilian has asked that
American occupation troops re-
mAin for at least a generation.
Hermann H. Rocke, former Ber-
lin school teacher, believes that
"the young German generation
with master-race experiences from
the battlefields of Europe will
never be able to learn democracy"
without help from American sol-
Educational Help
In a letter to Edward Hascall,
Armenia To Be
Subject of Talks
Prof. Preston W. Slosson of the
history department and Prof. M.
Thomson of the sociology depart-
ment of Michigan State Normal
College will lecture on "The Ar-
menian Question" at 8 p.m. today
in the Rackham Lecture Hall.
Hold Those Bonds!

Jr., literary college junior, Rocke
said that with educational help
from America, "the new German
youth, tutored by American GI's,
will surely be able to become the
successors of today's elderly white-
haired democratic spokesmen of
He fears that older Germans
who are friendly toward .democ-
racy will not live long enough to
extinguish the master-race philos-
ophy in the German mind.'
German youth, he said, were
'rought up either to shout or to
>bey commands, and "the Ger-
man master-race youth still like
to shout commands today."
Cozy Job
Rocke charged that most of the
German :civil-service officers "are
glad to have a cozy job and an op-
portunity to shout commands to
people who are still used to obey-
"You will seldom find a man in
a civil service office who thinks
his job is to help and advise the
people coming to him," he de-
"Is there much, if any, hope for

a development and deployment of
democratic ideas among people so
utterly infected with egoism that
they expect help and assistance
only from their lenient victors, in-
stead of first doing their utmost to
help their fellow citizens?" he asks.
Behind Curtains
Rocke said that as a military
government administrator he has
had "ample opportunity to look
behind the curtains of the stage
where a new democratic Germany
is supposed to originate from the
rotten remains of a broken mast-
But he finds "only one ray of
sunlight in the dark jungle of
German political life."
That is the results of elections
in the Russian zone of occupation,
especially Berlin, which he says
"shows a clear distancing from the
totalitarian, one-party system of
"This trend is even stronger in
the three other zones of occupa-
tion where the Social Democrats,
Liberals and Christian Liberals
have gained an overwhelming
majority," he asserts.

Keep in touch with the Michigan gang over Christmas vacation. Reservations can be
made now for the big gathering of Michigan students by sending a post card to Lou
Orlin, 952 Greenwood Ave., Ann Arbor, or by directly contacting

Church News
President Alexander P. Ruthven
will be one of the speakers at
meetings and parties of the stu-
dent religious guilds today.
"The University and Liberal
Education" will be discussed by
President Ruthven at the meet-
GROUP at 6:30 p.m. in the
church house, 1917 Washtenaw.
The Christmas party of the
CANTERBURY CLUB will include
a special dinner at 6 p.m. in Page
Hall, followed by carol singing.
Evening prayer will be held in
the church and coffee will be
served in the student center.
GAMMA DELTA, Lutheran Stu-
dent Club, will have a joint meet-
ing with the Wayne University
Chapter at 5:15 p.m. at the Stu-
dent Center. Dinner will be served
in two shifts, 5:15 and 6 p.m.
GUILD will be the guests of the
Presbyterian Guild at 5:30 p.m.
after which they will join in the
Carol Sing.
William Nor to n , missionary
from the Belgian Congo will ad-
TIAN FELLOWSHIP at 4:30 p.m.
in the last of a series of mission-
ary talks held by the fellowship.
ASSOCIATION will meet for
breakfast at 8:30 a.m. The Bible
Study Hour will continue its
study of the Book of Romans at
9:15 a.m. Church Worship Serv-
ices will be held in the Lion and
Trinity Lutheran churches at
10:30 a.m
Following the supper meeting,
the annual Christmas program
will be presented at the Lion Lu-
theran Parish Hall at 5:30 p.m.
4 .. Y
A play, "Give Us Tllis Day," will
be presented at the Methodist
WESLEYAN GUILD meeting fol-
lowing a program of fellowship,
worship and supper at 5:30 p.m.
Tea will be held at 6 p.m. at the
Memorial Christian Church.
Tomorrow, the Guild will pre-
sent a program of Christmas Car-
ols at Percy Jones Hospital.
(onfere nce Will
Meet ini Chicago
A joint conferenct of the Speech
Association of America, the Amer-
ica Speech Correction Association,
the American Education Theatre
Association, the National Univer-
sity Extension Association, and the
Committee on Debate Materials
and Interstate Cooperation will be
held Dec. 30 and Jan. 1 in Chi-
Speech correction, acting, pub-
lic address, the theatre, and speech
education are among the subjects
to be considered at the Confer-

lo Be Given

Three one-act plays will be pre-
sented by the speech department
at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
The three plays which have
been chosen for this performance
are "Riders to the Sea" by J. N.
Synge, "Overtones," by Alice
Gerstenberg and "Xingu" by
Thomas Seller.
"Riders to the Sea" is an Irish
story dealing with the tragedy of
a mother who loses her two sons
to the sea. The author has set his
play in the Aran Islands but has
transformed a merely local catas-
trophe into an event universal in
"Overtones" is a comedy telling
what goes on in the minds of two
society women; their consciences
stand behind their chairs and tell
the women's true thoughts while
their verbal utterances are any-
thing but the truth.
"Xingo" is the story of a Thurs-
day Afternoon Women's Club pre-
paring to entertain a famous au-
Students in the advanced
courses in dramatics are staging
and directing the three plays. Ad-
mission is free but tickets must be
obtained forthe production. The
box office will be open from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 7:30 to
8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Sciences Rise
In Popularity
(Continued from Page 1)
1937 seniors concentrated in so-
ciology, while only 5.8 per cent are
now concentrationg in this sub-
ject. It must be emphasized that
the figures may be inaccurate to
an uncertain degree because of tne
large number of students who
have not filed their concentration
Largest increase in particular,
subjects based on these figures
was found in zoology, with 5.2 per
cent more 'students concentrating
in this subject this year than in
1937. Psychology was a close sec-
ond, with a 5 per cent increase
Other subjects which were
found to have increased in popu-
larity were chemistry, with a 4
per cent increase, political science,
with a 3.3 per cent increase, Span-
ish, with a 3.1 per cent increase
and geology and speech, each with
a two per cent increase.
Only physics and mathematics
were found to have neither de-
creased nor increased in popular-
ity as a subject for concentration.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14-(I)-
A priceless collection of original
American documents will be taken
on a swing across the country early
next year on a special train to
spark a nationwide drive against
alien ideologists.

Members of the campus and the
Ann Arbor community will par-
ticipate in the annual Christmas
Carol Sing at 8 p.m. today on the
library steps.
The Men's and Women's Glee
Clubs will provide a background
for the carolers participating in.
the traditional affair.
Committees of the Student Re-
ligious Association which have
planned the event will serve was-
Founder of WCTU
Frances E. Willard founded the
WCTU in 1839.;

sail and cookies at Lane Hall fol-
lowing the sing.
Frances Goodfellow, assistant to
the director of the Roger Williams
Guild and Arthur Redner, assist-
ant conductor of the Men's Glee
Club will direct the singing.
Texas College Closes
CANYON, Tex., Dec. 14-(AP)-A
strike by students protesting hous-
ing conditions today brought an
order from the Board of Regents
closing West Texas State College
for an indefinite time.

One-Act Plays Carol Sing Tonight Planned,

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U' Flying Clutb
Wins Air Meet
Members of the Jniveirity Fly-
ing Club walked off with all but
one of the prizes in the air meet
held last week at East Lansing
with the Spartan Club, Michigan
State's flying club.
Those who placed. in the con-
tests were Richard Wilkins, Mark
Fischer, Frances Hamilt .)n Bill
McDermott, and Carol Anderson.
Miss Hamilton, as presider t of the
club, received a full sized propellor
which the Michigan club will keep
until the next air meet, which the
clubs will hold next sprin'.
Hold Those Bonds!

'pank taiej MEADOWBROOK
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