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Students Wear Manners, Morals, Khaki

With visions of Uncle Sam's
genial out-reaching hand figura-
tively clutching the coat-sleeve of
every college man, the nation's
students still had time this week
to consider manners, morals and
gambling in Chicago.
Draft-minded men were sub-
ected to conflicting evidence on
the Selective Service's power to
touch them. Six University' of
Michigan men had been drafted by
the end of the week. In Texas, the
Daily Texan reported that 400 men
had enlisted in the past two weeks
to avoid the draft, but the "Daily
Sun" at Cornell saw that applica-
tions for next year were running
almost the same for this year as
last. Evidently the high school
senior was not affected by visions
of khaki. And at Columbia, the
Band Plays
The Sixth Annual Midwestern
Conference on School Vocal and
Instrumental Music will be con-
cluded at 4:15 p.m. today in Hill
Auditorium by the University
Symphony Band which will pre-
sent its Annual Midwinter Con-
The concert will feature two so-
loists, Keig Garvin, trombonist and
Vincent Melidon, clarinetist.
GAVIN, A member of the U.S.
Army Band, will play "Morceau
Symphonique" by Guilmant. Meli-
don will be featured in a fantasy
on themes from the opera "Rigo-
letto" by Verdi.
The Symphony Band will open
the program with the overture
to "La Scala Di Seta" by Ros-
sini followed by the first move-
ment of the Symphony in C Mi-
nor by Williams. Garvin's trom-
bone solo will be next and the
first half of the program will be
concluded with two etudes and
Morton Gould's "Rhapsody Jeri-
Following the intermission, the
band will present the finale of
Respighi's symphonic poem, "The
Pines of Rome." Melidon's clarinet
soler will be next on the program.
The charm and beauty of New
Orleans' old French Quarter will
be depicted in "Vieux Carre," by
Morrissey and the concluding
number will be a scenario from
"South Pacific," by Richard Rod-
Petitions for Men's
Judic Due Monday
Petitions- for Men's Judiciary
Council must be returned to the
Student Legislature Bldg., before
5 p.m. tomorrow, according to
Dave Brown, '53, SL public rela-
tions chairman.
Three positions on the council
are open to any male student with
60 credit hours and good aca-
demic standing. The new members
will be chosen by the council
president and the male members
of the SL cabinet.

"Daily" noted that there had been
no withdrawals for enlistment
among the student body.
* * *
IN SOCIAL BOSTON circles the
old principle that Harvard men
never associate with Princeton or
Yale graduates has been defied,
and its power completely broken.
In the hallowed, musty halls of
the Harvard Club, a brownstone
building, five stories high and two
rooms wide, Princeton and Yale
men now wander freely. They can
now be accredited members.
The "Harvard Crimson" noted
that there had long been a feel-
ing among Harvard graduates
that "we of the Big Three"
ought to get together.
However, the selective element
has not been lost in the tri-partite
agreement. Membership still de-
pends on sponsorship by two mem-
bers of the club. Next question:
Will two Harvard graduates ever
propose a Yale man for member-
'~ ,* *
cago discovered that its cardroom
had become the student center for
illegal gambling, both on campus
and in the surrounding neighbor-
By ingeniously "wiring" the
card room to the central bookie
agent, located behind a parti-
tion in the rear of the cardroom,
the operating syndicate has been
able to handle betting on the
races, the football games, the
wrestling matches in addition to

a continual poker game, on the
second floor of the building.
A reporter for the "Roosevelt
Torch," making a personal survey
under a pseudonym, discovered
that many Roosevelt students were
members of the syndicate.
State were evidently worried about
their morals. They invited four
professors to discuss the seven car-
dinal virtues and the correspond-
ing seven vices at their weekly
"There should be more talk
about chastity, brotherly love,
and diligence instead of the sil-
ly artificial code of "Thou
shalt not," one professor an-
nounced in the "Daily Texan."
The project which the professors
faced was to show how the indi-
vidual can develop moral stan-
dards for his own conduct.
* * *
AND ON THE Minnesota cam-
pus, men faced a delicate moral
decision. A 22-year-old Italian girl
wrote the university:
"Z am an orphan, ... and I
should like to have you publish
this photograph of myself with
the purpose of making the ac-
quaintance of a young man
whom I might marry.
Signed: Nora Cafellazzo.
The "Minnesota Daily" printed
the letter and a lovely photograph,
including these vital statistics:
Height, 5' 4"; Weight, 110; first-
class postage rate to Italy, five

Draft Status
Of Students
(Continued from Page 1)
at that time.
* * r
AT PRESENT the Defense De-
'partment has asked Congress to
revise the existing draft law in.
order to raise the armed service
strength from 2,300,000 to 3,500,-
000 by mid-year.
To do this they have recom-
mended that exemptions for
some men with dependents,
some veterans and some physi-
cally unfit be eliminated.
They also seek the drafting of
18-year olds and the extension
Doctor's Draft
The general registration for
all doctors, dentists and veteri-
narians who have not reached
their fiftieth birthday and did
not register in the special
registration Oct. 16, 1950 will
be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
They may register at sta-
tions in the second floor lobby
of the "U" Hospital, in Rm.
2018 Kellog Bldg., and at the
local draft board, 208 W.
of service from the present 21
months to 30 months.
Under the existing law 18 year
olds must register for the draft
but the manpower is drawn from
the 9,000,000 men between the ages
of 19 and 26.
Actually, however, due to de-
ferments, only 750,000 are avail-
able for call. Lowering the draft
age to 18 Would add almost
1,000,000 men to the pool at

California Loyalty Oath Causes Widespread Protest "

(Continued from Page 1)

of individuals balking at the oath
to determine if any had compell-
ing religious or other scruples.
AFTER THIS screening some
160 university employes were de-
prived of their jobs, either because
or refusal to defend themselves or,
in a few cases, because or adverse
faculty recommendations.

The question remained as to
what to do with 40 faculty mem-
bers who had been given favor-,
able reports by the screening
agency. The Regents handily
solved this problem Aug. 25 by
voting, 10-9, to fire 39 of them.
Belated capitulations to the Re-
gents' request, along with several
resignations, have left 26 protest-
ants. Eighteen of them are plain-'

Speaking Dead" Language
Plagues 'U' Students

Even though the Romans them-
selves at times made a mess of
speaking their complicated langu-
age, many University Latin stu-
dents attempt-somewhat fearful-
ly-to converse in the dead tongue.
Prof. Bruno Meinecke, of the
classical studies department, who
instructs a course that includes
some work in spoken Latin, said
that brief conversations is one of
the best ways to perfect a voca-
bulary in the ancient lauguage.
* * ,b
BUT HE NOTED that, although
the exercise is interesting to the
students, most of them find it dif-
ficult to master speaking.
"Of course, the Romans, even
some of the best orators, had
trouble at times, and the uned-
ucated made many mistakes in
spite of the fact that they bab-
bled Latin from the crib up."
University Latin scholars find
it hard to think in endings, which
is the key to Latin grammar, Prof.
Meinecke pointed out.

HE EXPLAINED that most of
the conversational work is based
on readings he uses in his review
course. "We cannot carry on ev-
eryday talks as Latin isn't adapted
to modern experiences-and de-
veloping a Neo-Latin would be of
no help in studying the classics."
Elsewhere Latin is spoken for
more practical purposes. Prof.
Memecke said that it is used for
communication in many Euro-
pean Catholic monasteries. .
He pointed out that the Cath-
olic church is custodian of spoken
Latin, which is used in most Vati-
can conversation.
"And in many intellectual cir-
cles in Europe the classics are dis-
cussed in Latin."
But here it remains little more
than a useful novelty. "It keeps
the attention of the class; they
have to listen to every word to
make any sense out of the talk."

tiffs in a suit which will probably
be decided by the Statg Court of
Appeals within the next few weeks.
A NUMBER of complex issues
are involved in the fight, with that
of academic freedom ranking fore-
most in the minds of most edu-.
Another factor is that the
Communist party is still legal in
California, so that many pro-
fessors believe the oath consti-
tutes a political test for mem-
bership in the faculty, contrary
to the state constitution under
which the university operates.
Many California faculty men al-
so object-to what they call the
"personal" features of the oath,
such as forcing teachers to swear
to something under penalty of los-
ing their means of livlihood.
Some consider the oath a sheer
Not to be neglected is the re-
luctance of either side to give in
and "lose face."
* * *
WHATEVER the outcome of the
battle, it has already cost the Uni-
versity heavily. While many teach-
ers decided the oath was not worth
arguing about, and others signed
because of economic duress, a
number have left the university
as a result of the trouble.
Others have refused offers to
teach there. In October the
school dropped 48 courses be-
cause of a shortage of qualified
The Regents have been the tar-
get of much national criticism and
the university's reputation has
suffered in the academic world.
* * *
THE SITUATION was grafical-
ly summarized by Prof. H. R.

Crane of the physics department,
who,'was a member of the sum-
mer session faculty at California
last year. His observations follow:
"The faculty was by no means
united against the Regents. There
were bitter feelings between dif-
ferent groups of the faculty, and
it is these rifts within the faculty
that will in the long run result in
the most damage to the university.
"The faculty was at a disad-
vantage politically because its
position was not manle clear to
the people of the state. The typ-
ical reaction which I heard ex-
pressed in talking to people in
the outlaying parts of the state
was: "Well, they say they aren't
Communists, so why don't they
sign and be done with it?"
"The question was whether the
Regents could command 'the facul-
ty to sign anything as to its be-
lief under the threat of firing.
This point was not understood by
all by the people of the state, and
I am not sure it was understood
by the regents.
"Let us hope that the example
of this sorry mess will discourage
the same thing from happening in
other universities."

0 Experienced, courteous

Unl Don Cossacks
Will Perform Monday

* No Appointments


The Daseola Barbers
Liberty off State


The Original D o n Cossack
Chorus and Dancers, conducted by
Serge Jaroff, will appear at 8:30
p.m. tomorrow in Hill Auditorium.
Orthodox Church music, now
banned in Russia, Russian clas-
sics, soldier and folk songs will be
plsented by the 28 man group
which was organized by Jaroff in
Europe in 1921,
pointed to as one of the most un-
usual groups in the musical world
today, not only because of the
fact that joining the chorus is a
lifetime proposition, but also be-
cause of the unusual history of
the black-booted troops.
Conductor Jaroff was born in
the town of Kostroma in the
Don River Valley. He was a dis-
appointment to his parents be-
cause of his stunted growth. To-
day he is only four feet ten
inches tall. The people of the
Don measured a man's worth by
his size.
Jaroff became apprenticed to
Kostroma's choirmaster and later
attended a music academy in Mos-
cow. Then came World War I
and Jaroff was commissioned in
the Imperial machine-gun corps.
* * *
IN ALL WARS some men are
captured and interred. In 1920 Ja-
roff found himself imprisoned at
Constantinople, a thousand miles

from his home. Among his fellow Meanwhile several other plans
prisoners were Cossacks who eased have been offered for the defer-
the dreary days and long nights ment of students. The most favor-
with their singing, able plan is that which will exempt
As he sat at a campfire one students on the basis of marks
night listening to the Cossacks and a c o m p e t i t i v e aptitude
voices raised in songs of love, examination. There are other
fighting and home, Jaroff sud- plans such as Universal Military
denly conceived the idea of the Training (UMT) and Universal
Don Cossack Chorus. Military Service (UMS).
He began to pick among the Locally, the Washtenaw County
singers those whose voices were Board has filled its quotas with-
most impressive. Weeks later he out dipping into the 19 year old
had forged a chorus which since group. It has also deferred all
that time has sung more than students until June. The board is
7,000 concerts. experiencing difficulty, however,
The group has toured the Unit- in filling its pre-induction quota
ed States annually since 1930. In due to enlistments. Their large
1936 the Cossacks becamc Ameri- pre-induction quota indicates a
can citizens en masse, studying large induction call in March. In
the Constitution in Russian and preparation for this they have al-
English in daily classes for six ready given physicals to half of
weeks. their nineteen year olds.
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