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February 17, 1948 - Image 5

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Furloughed G.I. Travels
Well, Cheaply in Europe

EDITOR'S NOTE: Second in a series
of articles on the German occupa-
tion contributed by a University stu-
dent who has just returned to this
country after 18 months on the
Stars and Stripes, famed Army pub-
A furlough in Europe is more
than just a chance to take off for
a few days, it is an opportunity
for the occupation soldier to re-
assume the traditional role of the
gaping American tourist - at a
fraction of the cost.
Armed with a Leica camera plus
a fancy lightemeter and range-
finder, where formerly a box cam-
era would do, our errant GI treks
down to the lovely Bavarian Al-
pine towns of Garmisch-Parten-
kirchen or Berchestgaden, there to
enjoy the hospitality of Army Spe-
cial Services.
lMfaster Race Caters
In Garmisch, scene of the 1936
winter Olympics, Special Services
maintains several fine rest center
hotels, a number of skiing resorts
and the Grand Hotel on Eibsee
lake for enlisted men. In Berch-
estgaden, were Adolph's ghost to
comhe nosing around, he would
find the master race catering to
the delicate American warrior,
with breakfast in bed.
Most popular, however, of all
the Special Services projects, are
the seven-day or weekend tours
through Switzerland, where the
hospitality, the food and the sight-
seeing are superlative.
I received quite a shock near
Geneva; when I discovered a
friendly doctor learning English
from a set of phonograph records
containing a reproduction of a
magazine article on a lynching in
the South. Earthy language to be
sure, but hardly the stuff to ex-
port for language students.
Good Behaviour
For some strange reason, Swit-
zerland is probably the only
country in Europe where the GI
came anywhere near behaving like
a human being. "It's so much
like America," they used to lisp.
Other than the plumbing, the sim-
ilarity extended no further, as far
as I could make out.
Paris is an overnight trip from

most installations in Germany,
with the exception of Berlin, but.
here the price is higher because
the Main-Seiner-Paris to Frank-
furt express - is now run by the
With a little bit of ingenuity,
the average Yank can really be a
big shot in France - and usually
One enterprising sergeant back
in the "good old days" when cig-
arets could be imported from the
States, started out for Nice with
$10 and 18 cartons. He rented a
house and wined and dined for
18 days, and when he flew back
to Germany at the end of his fur-
lough, still had the original $10.
Strict Control
Nowadays with the strict money
control system and other regula-
tions, large scale black marketeer-
ing on the part of Americans is
practically impossible. Canned cof-
fee has supplanted cigarets as a
medium of exchange in Germany,
but it is bulky and difficult to
Furlough bound GI's are also
turning increasingly to Scandin-
avia where the nightclubs, shops
and restaurants are a pleasant re-
lief from 3 per cent beer and
watered schnapps.
Recently, 10-day tours through
Austria to Vienna were started and
weekend trips are made to Prague
right through the Iron Curtain
with nary a scratch.
Low Potency
And in every major post in Ger-
many, the Army runs enlisted
men's and officers' nightclubs,
where what is jestingly called al-
coholic drinks are sold at 15 cents
a shot.
The average GI club usually
runs through its monthly liquor
ration by the second week, shifts
to beer and ends up the month
with coke. Most clubs have floor
shows, some even without one
single accordian player.
An over-indulgent fraulein in
a club I attended one night got
into her cups and during the Na-
tional Anthem at closing time
froze into a Nazi salute.
(Next: the fraulein)

Hillel Birthday Ball .,.
Tickets for the Hillel Birthday
Ball will be on sale from 8 until
5 p.m. today in University Hall.
The all-campus affair celebrat-
ing the Foundation's twenty-first
birthday will be held from 9 until
midnight Saturday at the Union.
Deutscher Verein ...
The first meeting of the
Deutscher Verein will be a
Classical Evening at 8 p.m. to-
day in the Assembly Hall of the
Rackham Building.
Casbah Tryouts . .
Tryouts for the Campus Casbah
floorshows will be held from 3 to
5 p.m. tomorrow in the Grand
Rapids Room of the League.
Singers, dancers, instrumental-
ists and specialty acts are needed
to fill vacancies in the semester's
schedule. I
Dance Captains. .
League Dance Captains will
meet at 5 p.m. today in the Un-
dergraduate Office of the
A VC Meeting ...
The campus chapter of AVC
will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. in
the Union.
Plans for the National Vet-
erans' Housing Conference and
AVC's attitude toward MYDA will
be discussed.
Delta Epsilon Pi .-.
The initial meeting of Delta
Epsilon Pi fraternity will take
place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb.
20, Rm. 305, Michigan Union. All
old members must be present.
Any man on campus who is of
Hellenic descent or who is a Phil-
Hellene is cordially invited.

University, But Not Weather,
Gets Foreign Student Approval
By ANIDEE SEEGAR Edward Yanne. from the Brit-
New foreign students this se- ish colony in Hong Kong, is a
mester admire the University but sophomore in chemical engineer-
not Ann Arbor weather. ing. He was surprised to find
Chien Ting Tai, graduate stu- that American movie houses did
dent in economics, arrived only not play the national anthem at
a week ago from Shanghai. He the end of the film, as is the
says, "Here it is cold, but it is custom in Hong Kong.
quiet and beautiful. I like this Ernest Kuh, undergrad engi-
place very much." neer from Shanghai, found regis-
tration easy; but room-hunting
us m essArt was not, and he now commutes
from the Village.
Paul Schildge, forestry student
To Be Subj 1ect from Paris, suffers from too-warm
j classrooms and the high cost of
£ living. "The life, it is very ex-
Lf xhi 1011 pensive, don't you think?"
Michael Esperne, surgeon from
Beginning today, the University Buernos Aires, has only superla-
Museum of Art will exhibit the tives for the University and its
"Twenty-Sixth Annual National hospital. He calls them far bet-
Exhibition of Advertising and Ed- ter than those he has seen in Bos-
itorial Art," fifty-one selections ton and New York.
from the exhibition of the same Aboulghassem Zirakzadeh, from
name at the Metropolitan Mu- Iran, likes the practical work he
seum of Art in New York City. gets as a graduate student in civil
The exhibition, which will run engineering. But Ann Arbor has
through Sunday, March 7, is made its drawbacks for him:
up of original designs and en- "The weather -that's really
graver's proofs used by business troublesome. I never saw such a
and industry. climiate in my country-no!"
The current exhibition is in- Chinese students were politely
tended to stress the importance of surprised at finding some prej-
maintaining in commercial art udiced landladies. Latin Amer-
standards of taste and craftsman- icans were amazed and delighted
ship as high as those prevailing to find all of the schools of the
in the fine arts, Miss Helen Hall, University together, and on sueh
curator of the Museum of Art, a large scale. French students
said. It tries to recognize art di- were busy discovering the game of
rectors who have shown outstand- bridge. All were glad to be here
ing taste in page design and ar-
tists and photographers who have Quartet J ill Pla
showvn most originality.
nThedesigns in this exhibit Four music school faculty mem-
show the gradual disappearance bers will join in a chamber music
of the barrier between the fine concert of Mozart and Brahms at
arts and commercial art, Miss Hall 8:30 p.m. today in Lydia Mendels-
said. It shows the improvement of sohn Theatre.
the quality of the art and design The public is invited to heam
now appearing on the pages of Mozart's Quartet in G minor, K
magazines, newspapers and other 478, and Brahms' Quartet in ma-
media, she added. jor, Op. 26.

Rawlinson, screen newcomer, is
the 'daughter of Herbert Raw-
linson, star of "silents."
In 1944 just before the Ger-
man retreat from Greece, Greek
currency, printed at Nazi order,'
reached a black market exchange
rate of one American dollar for
6,000,000 drachma, says Encyclo-
pedia Americana. The Greeks paid
15,000,000,000,000 drachma to the
Germans for occupation costs.




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subject. "Applications of Atomic
Energy." The public is invited.
Deutscher Verein: 8 p.m., As-
sembly Hall, Rackham Bldg. Stu-
dents from the School of Music
will present a classical program.
Polonia Club: 7:30 p.m., Inter-
national Center. Election of offi-
cers. Everyone invited. Refresh-
Lithuanian Club: Organiza-
tional meeting, 7 p.m., Michigan
League. All students of Lithuan-
ian descent invited.
Intercollegiate Zionist Federa-
tion of America: Tues., Feb. 17,
Hillel Foundation, 8 p.m. Mr. I.
Schlussel, JNF Chairman of De-
troit will speak on the subject,
"Buy the Fort." Dancing and re-
freshments. All welcome.
Coming Events
Research Club: 8 p.m., Feb. 18,
Rackham Amphitheatre. Papers:
Dean-emeritus H. M. Bates, "The
Nuremberg Trials." Prof. L. B.
Kellum, "War-time Exploration in
Southwestern Alaska."
Economic Club: Wed., Feb. 18,j
7:45 p.m., East Conference Room,
Rackham Bldg. Dr. Harry Shul-
man, Professor of Law, Yale Uni-
versity and Umpire for Ford Mo-
tor Company and UAW-CIO, will
speak on current problems of col-
lective bargaining and labor rc-
lations. Members of the staffs
and graduate students in eco-
nomics and business administra-
tion are invited.
Political Science Round Table:
The Graduate Students of the De-
partment of Political Science are
reminded of their first meeting of
the Round Table, Thurs., Feb. 19,
7:30 p.m., West Conference Room,
Rackham Bldg. Prof. James K.
Pollock will be the main speaker.
Graduate history Club: Meet-
iig, Wed., Feb., 18, 8 p.m., Clem-
ents Library. Prof. George Kiss of

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the Geography Department will
Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., second floor{
terrace room, Michigan Union. All1
men in the School of Business Ad-
ministration are invited. Refresh-
Sigma Delta Chi: Wed., Feb. 18,
7:30 p.m., Michigan Union.
American Society of Mechanical
'Engineers: Open meeting, 7:15
p.m., Wed., Feb. 18, Rms. 321-323-
325, Michigan Union. Speaker:
Mr. Tom Kinkead, of Central Spe-
cialties Co.
Men's Rifle Club: Wed., Feb. 18,
speak. All graduate History stu-
dents are invited. Refreshments.
Delta Sigma Pi:, professional

business fraternity: Smoker Wed.,
6:45 p.m., R.O.T.C. Rifle Range.
All who intend to be active this
year must attend or call George
Meyer at 2-4401 beforehand. New
members welcome.
U. or M. Radio Club: Thurs.,
Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m., Rm. 1084, E.
Engineering Bldg. W8O6P, Mr.
Jack Cline will speak on "Tuning
Transmitters." New members wel-
Hillelazapoppin: Meeting Wed.,
Feb. 18, 4 p.m., For all those in-
terested in working on the public-
ity committee for Hillelazapoppin.
Those interested and unable to at-
tend, contact Ideane Levenson,

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