THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 1951
Inspection Harries GI's
itor's Note:) This is the sixth in
vies of articles describing life in
"new" Army, as seen by former
y night editor Pete Hotton, '50.
Hotton recently completed basic
nitry training at Camp Polk, La.,
is currently stationed at Ft. Ord,
y PVT. PETER HOTTON
every army installation all
the world three things are
nymous with the "military:"
ections, bivouacs and guard
the three duties, inspections
e iost frequently, usually
y Saturday morning and at
other times during the day
ight when the top brass think
CIVILIAN LIFE, I was duly
essed with the importance
ceremony of inspection and
naked with fear at the first
t of "tenshun," heralding the
val of the inspection officer.
3ut at Camp Polk inspections,
many other activities, were
en a little ridiculous because
st ot the times the officer
ely glanced at us or our
ch inspection is different,
er because of what is inspect-
or because of who inspects.
igs usually inspected are per-
l appearance, such as hair,
'd (preferably the lack of
), clothes, boots; personal
pmerit and field equipment.
* * *
ITH A LITTLE care of dne's
pment anyone could pa s an
ection but if the company had
rty job to' be done the com-
ding officer conveniently
id something amiss during in-
tion and gigged some men for1
the worst part of inspections
s preparing and waiting for
m. It ruined our Friday
hts and m a d e Saturday
wnings about the longest in
week. It is also an Army
dition that the weather dur-
inspection be either ex-
mely hot or extremely wet,
king things miserable for
ivouacs are another headache
the enlisted men. During ba-
training our outfit had, two.
first'one wasn't so bad be-
se it was reasonably warm out.
biggest troubles were trying
at dinner in the dark and hav-
to wait until mdrning to read
* * *S -
TE THOUGHT we would have
ood night's sleep on our first
uac but a small "agressor
e" posing as enemy infiltra-
or guerrillas and armed with
rifles and very loud blank am-
munition kept the entire company
up until midnight on guard duty
to prevent the aggressors from
stealing the ropes or collapsing
I Company kept the enemy
at bay, however, and was re-
ported the only company to do
so. Our greatest difficulty was
not being .able to reply to the
blank. ammunition of the en-
The second bivouac wasn't so
pleasant. Although no enemy
force even got near the area it
was cold that night and even a
blanket anda thick bed rolledidn't
keep us warm.
* * *
WHEN WE finally got back into
camp next day we discovered all
the power was off, which meant
no lights or heat. It was one of
the coldest days of the year but
we managed to bundle up with
three blankets, a sleeping bag,
overcoat, raincoat, poncho and
long wooden underwear.
If that wasn't enough to give
us a terrific cold the next week
was for the company spent five
days in the field studying field
problems and watching demon-
strations of squad tactics In
We didn't have to sleep out each
night but we did have to walk out
and back every day and eat lunch
in the field. Each day typical'
Louisiana cold wind and rain
made it almost unbearable.
THE THIRD DAY of the week
witnessed Louisiana's first snow
in 12 years and temperatures of
15 degrees and lower. But even
this momentous weather was not
deemed sufficiently distracting
for a return to the barracks and
the result was swollen feet, sore
muscles, colds and very short
Most of the lessons taught that
week were not at all well learned,
for we spent our time doing close
order drill or calisthenics to keep
ONE NIGHT WE were detailed
to a problem designed to orient
men in the use of a compass at
night. We did all right in work-
ing out the early part of the prob-
lem but before long we found our-
selves tramping ankle-deep in a
bayou which was not supposed to
be there. After going around in
circles for some time we conceded
that we were lost and headed for
the road, where some jeeps picked
us up and transported us, very
untriumphantly, back to camp.
We suffered quite a razzing for
returning to camp hours behind
everyone else but the last laugh
was ours when we discovered our
directions had been misprinted
and we enjoyed the glory of hear-
ing a personal apology from the
(To be continued Tuesday).
Show To Be
To put the finishing touch on
this Holy Week the archaeology
museum on State Street today of-
fers a special early Christian dis-
A rare Spanish altar cloth and
a gold-plated icon of St. Demetrius
can be seen hanging there-both in
a perfect state of preservation.
"We opened this display Good
Friday so students could see how
important a part Christianity
played in art work down through
the centuries," E. E. Peterson,
Museum Director, said. "These
pieces help put it across."
A 15th century Neri dl Bicci pro-
cessional cross is another valuable
masterpiece on display.
"This is a priceless addition to
our collection. So priceless that,
along with the icon and Spanish
altar cloth, it will be on display
only for the remainder of the
Many Christian items of Egyp-
tian origin can also be seen at this
special showing during Eastertide.
The last program of the Student
Arts Festival will begin at 8 p.m.
today in Alumni Memorial Hall.
Richard Wilt, of the architecture
college, will present a gallery talk
on the student art works contri-
buted to the Festival which will be
on display until April 4.
Following his lecture a panel
composed of faculty members who
have participated in the Festival
will attempt to evaluate the festi-
val on the basis of the works pre-
sented. The panel will include
Prof. 'C. L. Stevenson of the
Philosophy dept., acting as chair-
man, Prof. Marvin Felheim of the
English dept., Prof. Herbert C.
Barrows of the English dept., Prof.
Ross Finney of the Music School,
Esther Pease of the Education
School and Wilt.
Will Play Schubert
The University Stanley Quartet
will present the second and last
concert in an all-Schubert series at
8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Rackham
Included on the program will be
Schubert's "Quartet in A minor,
Op. 29," "Quartet Movement in C
minor, Op. Posthumous" and
"Quintet in A major, Op. 114."
The Quartet is composed of
music school faculty members:
Prof. Oliver Edel, cellist; Paul
Doktor, violist; and Prof. Gilbert
Ross and Emil Raab, violinists.
Assisting at the Tuesday con-
cert will be Helen Titus, piano, and
Clyde Thompson, Grad., bass.
N I L E Q U E E N - Marguerite Alessendrella (.center), 18,
is flanked by runners-up Sophie Kouyoudgin (left) and Aka
d'Aeeot after winning "Miss Egypt, 1951" beauty contest in Cairo.
'SPIRIT OF SPRING IN' ITALY -Roberto
La Tersa, ballet dancer, does a high leap for benefit of watching
tourists in a Terpsichorean welcome to Spring at Brolio, Italy.
Campus Controversies Cool
As Students EnjoyVictories
By WENDY OWEN
With the end of the controversy
over Derby Day at Yale and a suc-
cessful anti-discrimination fight in
Texas battling students could start
enjoying victory fruits this week.
The Interfraternity Council at
Yale has solved the Derby Day
ruckus by sponsoring a substitute
festival to be held at near-by Ham-
THE UNDERGRADUATE Acti-
vities Committee banned the an-
nual Housatanic River boat-race
and beer party Mar. 13. This deci-
sion followed a month of discussion
which the Committee had request-
Faculty members of the Com-
mittee reported that the "de-
bauch" gave the Yale campus
a bad national reputation and
that no restrictions on the cele-
bration were possible.
The Committee, however, hearti-
ly endorsed a College Outing of
some sort to replace the Derby
Day. Yale's IFC promptly suggest-
ed Hammonasset Park as a likely
location and a fast game of rugby
as substitute for the boat-races.
President Griswold endorsed the
plan, and a committee is being or-
ganized to put it into effect.
"The primary changes involved
are (1) individuals will have to
bring their own refreshments, (2)
all organizations will exercise their
influence to emphasize an attitude
of restraint and (3) organized
games of some sort will be insti-
tuted," according to the Yale
THE TEXAS Inter-collegiate As-
sociation admitted three colleges
which have Negro enrollments
without a dissenting vote. The
move came after a flood of edi-
torials in Texas student papers and
was heartily applauded by Martin
Dies, former head of the House
Un-American Affairs Committee,
when he spoke to the group.
The Negro delegations in at-
tendance were applauded after the
voting and their spokesman de-
clared, "We have set an example,
possibly others will follow It."
Andres Martinez Trueba (above)
was sworn in at Montevideo as
the new President of Uruguayj
succeeding his old friend, Luis
W A I T I N 4 I N V A I N - Shoppers in Hamburg, Germany, watch a circus elephant, brought
to a china shop as a sales promotion stunt. Contrary to expectations the elephant didno 4mage,,
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