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VetsSatisfied with Quality of Instruction

An exhaustive survey of veter-
ans attending colleges throughout
the nation has revealed that they
are pretty well satisfied with the
quality of their instruction, but
find little time to take part in
extra-curricular activities.
Compiled by a national com-
mittee headed by Dean E. G. Wil-
liamson of the University of Min-
nesota, the survey took in a sci-
entific sample of the nation's vet-
eran students and was financed
by the Misabled American Veter-
ans association.
Varied Opinions
Nearly 90 per cent of the stu-
dent veterans queried said their
college instruction rated "average,
good and very good." About half
of them said they thought quality
of instruction had been raised as
a result of swollen veteran enroll-
ment, while a quarter noted no
change in. standards and the other
quarter thought the quality of
college instruction had dropped
of f.
Crowded classes and the lack of
individual attention was cited as
the major reasons for a drop in

standards by the 25 per cent who
thought the quality of college in-
struction had depreciated.
No Extra-Curricular Activity
More than one half of the stu-
dent veterans take little part in
extra-curricular activity, the sur-
vey reported. Lack of time and
interest were given as the major
reasons for not taking part in
such activities as clubs, student
government, publications and sim-
ilar activities.
About one third of the veteran
students questioned in the survey
said they participated in extra-
curricular campus activities to an
average extent while only seven
per cent declared that they take
a, large part in such activities.
Particular Interest
Of this last group most take a
large part in campus activities
because of an interest in the par-
ticular activity, or social reasons.
Only a fraction .of the interested
group said they thought the activ-
ities would help them when it
comes to getting a job.
The survey also revealed that
more than one half of the student

veterans questioned have not
changed their vocational plans
since returning to college after
war service. These results refute
the common misconception that
war experiences altered the voca-
tional plans and ambitions of the
great majority of American war
Only a third of the students
questioned said they changed vo-
cational plans after doffing the
uniform. Many of these were men
disabled during the conflict and
are now physically unable to car-
ry out original plans. The other
major reason for changing voca-
tional plans was a "change in in-
Roterus Resigns
As Research Chief'
Victor Roterus has resigned
from his position as resident di-
rector of the University of Mich-
igan Social Science Research
Project in Flint to accept an
appointment as Chief of the Pro-
gram Planning Division of the
U.S. Department of Commerce,
Clark Tibbitts, director of the
Institute of Human Adjustment
has announced.
Roterus has been at Flint since
1946 directing research on the
social, economic and political
problems facing the typical urban
community. He will take up his
new work in Washington March 1.
Unique Course Offered
The first course ever to be of-
fered in the problems of middle
and old age will begin at 7:30 p.m.
today in the East Lecture Room
of the Rackham Building.
Prof. Clark Tibbitts, director of
the University's Institute for Hu-I
man Adjustment, will coordinate
the course's sixteen lectures by
members of the University faculty'
and professional workers.

MARINES-Members of the Platoon Leaders Class, part of the
Marine Corps' Officer Candidate Program, takig part in a map
reading exercise at Quantico, Virginia.
Marine ROTC Enlistees May
Spend Summer at Quantico

Three Films
Will Present
Social Issues
Three "social problems" films,
one of which was recently banned
in North Carolina, will be shown
at 4:15 p.m. today at Kellogg Au-
The showing, which is spon-
sored by the Audio-Visual Educa-
tion Institute of the University
Extension Service, will include
"The Rise and Fall of Nazi Ger-
many," "Bread and Wine," and
"Brotherhood of Man."
Julien Bryan, recent Oratorical
Association lecturer here, photo-
graphed "Bread and Wine," which
portrays the plight of Italian
peasants on absentee - owner
farms. Because it questions the
share-cropping system by which
Italian farmers must give half
their crops to the landowner, the
film was banned in North Caro-
Hitler's rise to power and his
downfall at the hands of the al-
lies are depicted in "The Rise and
Fall of Nazi Germany." Problems
vexing Germany today are also
The third film, "Brotherhood of
Man," was made for the UAW-
CIO to prove that racial discrim-
ination has no basis in fact, as
far as abilities are concerned.
Sawyer To Speak
Dean R. A. Sawyer of the Grad-
uate School will speak on the
subject, "Application of Atomic
Eenergy," at a meeting of the
Stump Speakers, 7:15 today in the
small ballroom of the Union.
IRA Membership Drive
The IRA will conduct a mem-
bership drive on Wednesday and
Thursday of this week, Pat Fiske,
chairman of the membership
committee, announced yesterday.

A colorful display ofncontem-
porary maps is now on exhibit
in the main lobby of the General
From contour maps of Califor-
nia to Air Strip maps of the Pa-
cific area the selection is part of
34,000 sheet maps now owned by
the Library.
Complete Coverage
Since 1944 the Map Room has
received 17,000 maps, the major-
ity of which were issued by vari-
ous agencies of the U.S. Govern-
ment,'according to Miss Margaret
Smitli, reference librarian, who is
in charge of the Map Room.
When all the maps published
by the U.S. Army Map Service

have been received the collection
willl include complete world cov-
Romanized Characters
One of the most interesting
maps on exhibit is that of the
South Sea Islands which includes
Saipan, and the Marianas, 1942
edition which has the georphic
names in Japanesce and Rdmaji,
that is, Romanized chacters.
Offset lithography is the proc-
ess used for making colored maps.
Drawings are photographed, then
lithograph printing plates are
made from the negatives and
plates print colors one after an-
other. As many as ten colors may
be printed by this nethod.

Colorful Contemporary Maps
Featured in LibraryExhibit


A commission in the United
States Marine Corp Reserve, and
the opportunity to spendthe sum-
mer months at Quantico, Vir-
ginia with pay, is in store for those
students who take advantage of
the Officers Training course, ac-
cording to Captain Raymond L.
Called the Platoon Leaders
Class, the reserve officers program
operates only in the sunny sum-
mer months, Valenti wistfully ex-
plained, and is composed of stu-
dents who wish to receive a re-
serve commission without sacri-
ficing any of their college edu-
Summer Training Period
The program is open to all qual-
ified veteran and non-veteran
freshmen and sophomores, and
veteran juniors. Members attend
one or two summer training pe-
riods of six weeks each, Valenti
cntinued, depending upon wheth-
er or not they enrolled as fresh-
men, sophomores, or juniors.

The advantage of this program
to veterans who are of junior
standing in college, Valenti point-
ed out, is that they may receive
their commission with only one
summer's, or six weeks' training.
The rate of pay for the first
training period is 90 dollars a
month plus quarters, subsistance,
expenses, transportation expenses,
and for the second period, Valenti
explained, the member receives
100 dollars a month.
Reserve Commissioners
After successful completion of
the required periods of training; a
total of 12 weeks for men who be-
gan as freshmen or sophomores,
and six weeks for veterans who be-
gan as juniors; Valenti continued
and after graduation from college
with a bachelor's degree, members
are eligible for appointment to the'
commissioned ranks as Second
Lieutenants, U. S. Marine Corps
A limited number of graduates,
if they so desire, are commissioned
in the regular Marine Corps.


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members of the University. Notices
for the Bulletin should be sent in
typewritten form to the office of the
Assistant to the President, Room 1021
Angell Hall, by 3:00 p.m. on the day
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VOL. Lvi, No. 92
Users of the D.O.B.-Because of
inordinate length of the Daily Of-
ficial Bulletin the Editor is obliged
to warn users of the Bulletin that
no notice will be printed more
than twice and, furthermore, that
the Editor expects to use his own
judgment in reducing unreason-
ably long notices to reasonable
Frank E. Robbins
Assistant to the President
Washington's Birthday: In
accordance with the decision of
the deans of the several units,
Monday, February 23, will not be
observed as a University Holiday.
Frank E. Robbins
Assistant to the President
Students, College of Literature,

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Science and the Arts: Courses may
not be elected for credit after the
end of the second week. Friday,
Feb. 20, is the last day on which
new elections may be approved.
The willingness of an instructor
to admit a student later will not
affect the operation of this rule.
Students, College of L.S.A.: Ap-
plications for scholarships for the
first and second semesters, 1948-
49, are now available in Rm.,1220,
Angell Hall. All applications must
be returned to that office by
March 1. Applicants must have
had at least two semesters of resi-
dence in this College.
Married Veterans of World War H
-University Terrace Apartments
and Veterans Emergency HUs-
ing Project.
Opportunity will be provided
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday, Feb. 17, 18, 19, 20 (8-12
noon and 1-5 p.m.) for students in
the above group to file applica-
tion for residence in the Univer-
sity Terrace Apartments and the
Veterans Emergency Housing
At present there are no vacan-
cies in these apartments, but ap-
plications will be considered for
future vacancies.
Applications for residence in
these apartments will be consid-
ered according to the following
1. Only married veterans who
are at present registered in the
University may apply.
2. Only married veterans of
World War II may apply.
3. Only Michigan residents may
4. Only full-time students car-
'ying 12 hours of work or more or
part-time teacherstand part-time'
students, whose total hours of
teaching and class hours elected
amount to an equivalent of 12
hours or more, may apply.
5. Veterans who have incurred
physical disability of a serious na-
ture will be given first considera-
tion. A written statement from
Dr. Forsythe of the University
Health Service concerning such
disability should be included in
the application.
6. Students who are admitted to
these apartments may in no case
occupy them for a period longer
than two years.
7. Only students who have com-
pleted two terms in this University

may apply. (Summer session is
considered as one-half term.)
8. Length of overseas service
will be an important determining
9. In considering an applicant's
total length of service, A.S.T.P.,
V-12 and similar programs will be
10. If both husband and wife
are veterans of World War II and
the husband is a Michigan resi-
dent and both are enrolled in the

University their combined appli-
cation will be given special con-
11. Each applicant must file
with his application his Military
Record and Report of Separation.
12. If a married veteran regis-
tered in the University petitions
for both Veterans' Emergency
Housing Project and University
Terrace and should be granted
permission to move from one
housing project to the other, it is
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