THE MICHIGAN DAILY
PETS GET THE ANSWERS:
Red Tape Is Unraveled
By Vets' Service Bureau
By DON KOTITE
Chants of "hup, two-three-four" have long since died away, but
campus veterans are still under the thumb of the Army.
Originated in the summer of 1944, the University's Veterans Serv-
ice Bureau functions primarily as a central clearing house for vets,
their problems and affairs, with an eye to their academic bettermen.
TOWARD THE end of World War II, 'U' officials wanted to do
many things for returning veterans, but lacked adequate facilities.
Something had to be done, however, and soon separate Bureau of-
fices were set up in the Rackham Building.
In 1944 University enrollments files listed a mere 100 ex-serv-
icemen available for G.. benefits. But by fall, total vet registra-
tion jumped to nearly 340, according to Richard A. Correll, current
The peak was reached in September, 1947, when 11,859 of Uncle
Sam's best jammed 'U' portals. On the heels of this the Bureau's staff,
numbering one director, one interviewer and a certification clerk, was
expanded to 17 qualified workers, in order to cater to the increased
number of incoming veterans.
DURING THE fiscal year 1947-1948, more than 25,000 vets plied
requests through Bureau offices. Telephones jangled with nearly 3,500
Yet workers remember well those days when a weekly average
of 10 to 15 G.I. applications was all they had to cope with.
"Now we are swamped with requests and applications from morn-
ing till night, five days a week," Correll said.
AS SOON as the vet arrives on campus, he is aided by VSB to
get necessary Veterans Administration credentials. Without them he
would be powerless to enroll under the G.I. Bill.
The Bureau makes sure that every campus vet understands
and obtains the rights to which he is entitled under VA's educa-
As a liaison agency between VA and the University, VSB advises
the VA of each veteran's training status and notifies both of any
changes in address or credit hours.
"WE REFER them to all college services-Health Service, regis-
tration, admissions-except tuition and supplies departments; billing
of these is handled through the cashier's office, which must get a cer-
tificate copy from VSB," the director pointed out.
VSB's success story in caring for the vet was written by the girls
employed there, according to Correll.
"THEIR UNDERSTANDING of the job to be done can be shown
by tracing 'U' marriage files," Correll claims.
"With very few exceptions, women employees in the past years
have been wives of students here. Naturally, their interest would
o It's Formal Time
In the past few weeks, we have'
received dozens of new and dif-
ferent favors for your considera-
tion for spring formals. Most of_
them are Balfour exclusives, and all of them have been
designed for Modern Greeks.c
Let our sixteen years of experience help you select just the
right favor and program for your party.
Phone for an appointment to see them at your own chapter
house, or stop at yourBalfour store and browse around.
Either way; there is no obligation. _
-TOM AND MEREDITH SUCKLING
L. G. BALFOUR Co.
1319 S. University . Phone 9533
"Paronize your official jeweler"
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DORM NEWS ,
(EDmrITO'S NOTE: Contributors to
What's Up in the Dorms should con-
tact Dolores Palanker at The Daily or
105 Betsy Barbour.)
After winning its bowling game
Monday with Wenley House,
Adams House, in West Quad, has
three victories to its credit and
Tomorrow, the Adams House
team will begin the first series of
finals for the championship of the
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bring your overnight or
weekend guests to the
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1133 E. Ann Phone 8144
PRESIDENT GREETS FORRESTAL AND JOHNSON-President
Truman does a two-way handshake with retiriing Secretary of
Defense James V. Forrestal (left) and Louis A. Johnson, named to
succeed Forrestal, as he greets them in his White House office.
Forrestal's resignation becomes effective March 31.
SHOW ON BLADES:
Melody On ICe' Be Given
This Weekend by Skatig Club
WENLEY HOUSE and Allel' BU' NOW-One acre or more. Terms if
Rumsey are again combining their wanted, good safe investment. A dew
si)able scenic spot to build your fu-
efforts to produce their annual ture home. Information, owner, 25-
spring dance, the "Hula Hop," to 0656. )iM
be presented next Saturday. ROOMS FOR RENT
Residents and alumni of btth-,
houses may bring their dates WEEKEND rooms available in private
houss ma brig thir dtes hones. Call Student Room Bureau.,
and dance by candlelight to the 2-8327, 11:30-12, 6:30-7:00. )IR
music of Bill Henline and his PLEASANT front room for two male
orchestra. students on campus. Phone 2-2052.
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Wenley announces that Web
McCormack was reelected athletic QUI fawell urni ets.he lae 6uble
chairman for the spring semester. ) 38R
Also appointed by PresidentI
Also apponte by resientSINGLE ROOM-Man, 300 ft. from the
Garth Kirkindall are Jan Moeller, Engineering arch. Ph. 2-3201 days.
academic chairman, and Robert )39R
Price, librarian. LOST AND FOUND
Everything in fancy ice skating
will be seen Saturday and Sunday
when "Melody on Ice," annual
presentation of the. Ann Arbor
Figure Skating Club, is given at
the Michigan Ice Rink.
Three themes will be featured in
the show. The first half, "The
Land of Make Believe," will fea-
ture the junior division of the
club, and the various numbers
will revolve around such nursery
rhymes as Old King Cole and the
Three Little Kittens.
The OTHER themes are "Ok-
lahoma!" based on the New York
OCEANA-Hagfishes, the slimy,
eel-like creatures that look like a
creation of the DT's, can eat sev-
eral times their own weight in a
stage hit, which will
barn dance and an ice1
of the song "People
We're in Love."
"Evening at the Club Savoy" I
is the last theme to give the
show color. It will include skat-
ing show girls, cigarette girls,
and a "drunk" comic. A swing
dance will also be given.
"Melody on Ice" includes solos
and group numbers in each main
UNIVERSITY Faculty members
in the show include Richard Por-
ter, Bradley Patten, John Bean,
Lloyd Olson and Peter Girardot.
Mary Ann Powers, Spec., will
direct the production.
Tickets are $1.00
bought at the Union,
Skating Rink, and
and may be
UNDER THE leadership of itsi
new director, Carl Beaver of Win-
chell House, the newly organized
West Quad Glee Club is preparing
its annual spring concert for early
The program will include a
variety of selections from clas-
sica# light classical, spiritual
and popular music.
The Glee Club, which has grown
from a handful of men to almost
40, cordially invites West Quad
residents to join its membership.
The Glee Club's officers for the
spring semester are Ed Whale,
president, and Ted Clifton, sec-
* * .*
RESULTS of a special election
of officers for the spring semester
at Fletcher Mall are Bill Yudkin,
president, and Sid Belanoff, sec-
STOCKWELL HALL will have
an after-dinner speaker and dis-
6:30 p.m. tomorrow. Residents
may have personal guests.
Thursday, Stockwell will have
an after dinner speaker and dis-
cussion. The speaker, Kiyochi
Taminoto, will appear in coop-
eration with Religion-in-Life
Stockwell will give its girl-bid
"Rodeo Romp" from 9 p.m. to mid-
night Saturday with informality
the keynote. Both modern and
square dancing as well as refresh-
ments and favors will be featured.
MARTHA COOK will present an
informal dance, "The Windy
Whirl," from 8:30 p.m. to mid-
Theme of the event is "Be aj
lamb and bring your lion" and
dancing, bridge and pinnochle,
and charades will be going on in
three rooms at once.
Chairman of the dance is Renee
Meyerson. Women in charge of
committees are Marcia Ames,
cards; Johnnie Inman and Adele
Hager, charades; Ruth Briegel, re-
freshments; Donna Billington and
Jo Ann Draper, tickets; Marti
LOST-Sapphire ring set with small
diamonds. Finder please call 9317.
Reward. ) 66L
LOST - Ladies' gold Hamilton wrist
watch, broken flexlet band in League
on March 7. Reward. Phone 9244. )65L
LOST - Girard-Perregaux wrist watch
between R. L. building and N. Uni-
versity. Max Gozesky, Ph. 2-3484. )63L
LOST--Maroon wallet. Initialed H.D.M.
Large sum of money and papers. Call
Helen D. McDowell, Univ., Ext. 2603.
BLUE FABRIC WALLET lost in Burton
Tower on Feb. 28. Contents needed
desperately. Reward. Mary Hammond.
Ph. 2-7328, 1014 Vaughn St. ) 58L
LOST - Ladies gold Hamilton watch,
black elastic band, engraved Mary
Lou Scanlon 6/21/47. Call 2-3839. 52L
Art Cinema League I
R EWAR D
I or return of lost 16mm. Kodachrome
film 1500 feet, "San Juan River Expe-
dition; a Trip down the San Juan and
F e rry."
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