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'Groups Form I s
Of 'U' Student Aetivties

(Continued from Page 1)

various branches of engineering.
The fields of engineering that
are represented are chemical,
electrical, metalurgical, civil,
mechanical aeronautical, traffic
and automotive. Chemical engi-
neers from India have formed
an Indian Students Institute of
Chemical Engineering.
Other fields of study that have
active clubs on campus are arcri-
tecture, public administration,
business administration, industrial
relations, anthropology, journal-
ism, marketing, chemistry, sociol-
ogy, anId psychology.
There is also the American Ord-
nance Association, Student Science1
Society,, Barristers Society, For-
ester's Club, Galens Honorary
Medical Society, Student Bar As-
sociation, Michigan Actuarial Club,
Michigan Crib for pre-law stu-
dents, Pre-Medical Society, Pre-
Dental Society, and the American
Pharmacy Association.
* * *
versity from all corners of the
earth many clubs have sprung up
in which foreign students get to-
gehter to bring into their college
life a bit of their native land.
Among these are clubs repre-
senting the Arab countries,

China, India, Hawaii, Turkey,
Russia, Poland and the Philip-
pines. Working in conjunction
with these are a Council for
Displaced Persons and a Com-
mittee for InternationalaLiving.
Enthusiasts of French, German
and Russian have formed clubs in
which the foreign language is ex-
clusively spoken in an attempt to
aid rtudents improve their skill
with them.
Students from the Upper Penin-
sula get together under the titles
of the Hiawatha and Ishpeming
Clubs, while those from Cleveland
rally to the banner of the Cleve-
land Club.
British Commonwealth students
belong to the Beacon Club, and
there is an Ann Arbor Girls Club.
Armenians belong to the Armen-
ian Students Association.
** *
DEPENDING on whether you're
affiliated or an independent you'll
probably join one of the follow-
ing coordinating groups: Assem-
bly, an association for indepen-
den women; Association of Inde-
pendent Men, Inter-Cooperative
Council, Inter Fraternity Council
or Panhellenic, an association of
sorority women.
Then there are the League and
Union student offices which are
the administrators of student
affairs for these recreational
Other student government or-
ganizations are the all-campus
Student Legislature, the Men's and
Women's Judiciary Councils, the
Engineering Council and the As-
* * *
FOR THE All-Americans, news-
paper editors, campus belles and
other assorted big wheels who
manage to get a decent scholastic
record there aie the honorary so-
cieties, namely: Druids, Michiga-
mua, Scroll, Senior Society,
Sphinx, Triangles, Vulcans, Wy-

Ketep ,.s Tabs
1 Activities
Walter Oversees
Student Activities
Headquarters f o r University
students is the Office of Student
Affairs, on the ground floor of the
Administration Building.
Presided over by Dean of Stu-
dents Erich A. Walter, it is the
central office of many student ac-
tivities as well as the source of
various directives regulating stu-
dent conduct.
* * *
throughout the day with students
who are requesting eligibility
cards for extra-curricular activi-
ties, getting automobile permits,
checking the social calendar, look-
ing for vacancies in rooming
houses, or maybe reviewing the
account of one of the many stu-
dent organizations.
The Office files a personal
record card for each studenton
which is kept a record of his ex-
tra-curricular activity, discip-
linary penalties and other data.
The post of Dean of Students
was formed by the Board of Re-
gents in 1921. This was the first
job of this kind in the country.
Students is to be "friend, counse-
lor and guide to the student body
with general oversight of its wel-
fare and its activities."
As a result, the Office of Stu-
dent Affairs has become catch-
all for the entire University.
Even mail clerks who find them-
selves with letters they don't know
what to do with drop them off
at the office.
* * *
IN ITS YEARS of existence the
post of Deadt of Students has ac-
cumulated the jobs of ex-officio
membership in the University Sen-
ate, Board in Control of Student
Publications, Board of Directors of
the Union, Board of Governors of
Residence Halls, and many more.
Back in 1921, the dean's office
was one small room with two
idesks in it-one for himself and
one for his secretary.
As the office gathered more and
more jobs, it began nibbling rooms
away from the Registrar's Office
until it moved into its own office
in the new Administration Build-
ing two years ago.
Before becoming Dean of Stu-
dents in 1947, Dean Walter had
served as faculty member in the
E n g l i s h department, assistant
dean, and later associate dean of
the College of Literature, Science
and the Arts.

ROTC Offers Assurance

Of College Completion

The Summer Tour Boys Back in Ann Arbor-
Student-Cruise Types



Travel Office
Will Reopen
A travel office designed to aid
students making trips abroad will
be located this fall in the Student
Legislature building, '122 South
The travel office is run by Lee
Winneg, experienced travel ar-
ranger who has headed the office
for several years. Miss Winneg of-
fers free the National Student As-
a o c i a t i o n publication, "Work-
Study-Travel Abroad" to students
who wish to receive complete in-
formation regarding travel abroad.


-Daily-Bill Hampton
"Them French . .. Wow, THEY know how to LIVE!"
Entertainment Opportunities
Varied for University Students

!Continued, from Page 1)

There also are just plain clubs
for people who have a simple
interest in common as the Aco-
lytes, Ann Arbor Surf Riding
and Mountain Climbing Society,
Chess Club, Fireside Group, Fly-
ing Club, Kindai Nihon Kenkyu
Kai, Graduate Outing Club,
Hostel Club, Lei, Voyageurs, Mid-
shipman's Club, Mimes, Quar-
terdeck, Rifle Club, Sailing Club,
Women's Athletic Association,
ULLR Ski Club and the Wolver-
ine Club, which is the promotel'
of most campus activities.
When you add to the above list
the twenty-odd religious organiza-
tions from which to choose one
that best fits your particular in-

Play, the all-male Union Opera,
the Theatre Guild plays, the
Student Players productions,
the women's Soph Cabaret, Gil-
bert and Sullivan operas, and
dramas sponsored by the Inter-
Arts Union.
Together, they manage to en-
sure that there's a play practi-
cally every week.
* * *
MUSIC IN Ann Arbor is accord-
ed a top spot in most people's en-
tertainment calendar. I
Besides the series of concerts
presented by the University
Musical Society-including the
Choral Union Series, the Extra
Concert Series, the Messiah
concerts, the Chamber Music
Festival and the May Festival--
there are frequent recitals by¢*
members of the music school
faculty, which includes a not-
able ensemble, the Stanley-
Students make a lot of music,
too. There are numerous choral
groups, operating both for course
credit and for fun. Students in'
the music school give recitals in
order to -meet their degree re-
quirements. And in March, the
Inter-Arts Union puts on the Stu-

dent Arts Festival, a three-day
gala event which takes in all stu-
dent artistic work, including mu-
frequency that attending them all
would be practically a full-time
In addition to departmental lec-
tures and University lectures --
which are free-there is the Ora-
torical Association's lecture ser-
ies, bringing well-known speakers
from all over the country and
* * *
SOCIAL LIFE is vigorous except
during exam periods. Highlight of
the year, traditionally, is the J-
Hop formal dance, a two-day
shindig between semesters.
In addition, for those who like
to stroll among the shrubbery,
there is the University-owned Ar-
boretum, some hundreds of acres
of wooded hills.
Course Offered
A special section of Journalism
52, usually not offered until the
second semester, will be open this
semester on Monday, Wedneseday
and Friday at 2 p.m., Prof. John
V. Field of the journalism depart-
ment announced this week,

"Nearly every American boy
who is physically qualified is go-
ing into the service one way or
These harsh but accurate words
were spoken by Colonel Charles
D. Wiegand, head of Army ROTC
at the University, in explaining
why the ROTC seems to be the
freshman's best bet for an unin-
terrupted college education.
* * *
THERE'S only one "out" for
draft-shy students, and that is
moving into an essential occupa-
tion after graduation. In the
meantime, however, three ways
are open for the physically quali-
fied freshman to face his service
obligation and go to college too:
1. He can seek a deferment
from his draft board.
2. He can join the Organized
Reserve Corp or the National
3. He can join the ROTC.
If a student takes the first path
and tries to get a deferment from
his draft board he must pass the
academic aptitude test.
The aptitude test, given on a na-
tional scale four times this year
in May, June and July, will be giv-
en again at specified times to be
announced by the Selective Service
Board to those who reach the age
of 18 after they enter school.
* * *
PASSING THIS test does not
guarantee deferment, however.
The test results are used by lo-
cal draft boards along with the
students marks as guides to deter-
mine whether or not deferment
will be granted.
Anothernfactor which must be
considered by local boards is the
program under which the stu-
dent is enrolled. Deferments
can legally be given only, to
students studying in a field the
board feels is "necessary to the
maintenance of t h e national
health, safety or interest."
The board's paramount duty is
to meet the call for men from the
armed services.
Brig. Gen. Louis H. Renfrow, as-
sistant director of Selective Serv-
ice, in a recent public statement
pointed out that many draft
boards are interpreting deferment
questions in different ways. He
said that some seem to be actually
prejudiced against college students.
In any case, Selective Service
officials warn students who stake
their education on a draft defer-
ment to remember that the local
situation varies considerably, and
circumstances that might lead to
deferment in o n e community
would not work in another.
*. * *
IF A STUDENT is classified as
1-A by his local board, he does
have the right to take his case to
the State Appeal Board, however.
Students attending the Univer-
sity remain registered with their
home board. If they are ordered
to take a physical examination,
they may have the physical here
in Michigan through the Ann Ar-
bor board, but their classification
will be determined at home.
If a student receives a defer-
ment for continued college work
Boosts Rallies
An integral part of campus ex-
tra-curricular activities is the
Wolverine Club, the University's
"booster" organization.
The group is busiest in the fall,
when it arranges and conducts a
football pep rallies, trips to away
games, flash card stunts, and
"Fight" pins. Other activities
throughout the year include en-
tertainment between the halves of
basketball games, campaigns for

worthwhile campus causes, and
aid to other University organiza-
tions in their work.

(2AS classification), he must
satisfy his draft board that he
is doing satisfactory work to keep
his deferment.
The board can review the case
at any time and in light of their
quotas and available manpower,
,everse a previous 2A classifica-
Selective Service officials cau-
tion students to remember that a
deferment is not an exemption.
Students deferred for college work
must still serve their 24 months in
the armed forces.
Most students who are deferred
until completion of college will be
drafted as enlisted men when they
finish and only students who grad-
uate when they are over 35 can
expect to avoid service.
* * *
ONE OF THE ways to eliminate
the chances involved in seeking
a deferment is to enlist in an Or-
ganized Reserve Corps or the Na-
tional Guard.
A student studying at the Uni-
versity would have to join one of
the units here in Ann Arbor. He
would not be subject to the draft,
but he would have to go whenever
his unit was called,
The enlistment period for both
National Guard and ORC is 3
years. The physical exam for both
is the same as that for the regu-
lar army.
National Guard and ORC
units train about four nights a
month and usually make a sum-
mer encampment. Members are
paid for each full day of active
If a student joins the National
Guard or the ORC and leaves Ann
Arbor, he will be attached to an-
other unit, but will still have to
go along if the Ann Arbor unit is
called to duty.
In some special cases individual
members of the ORC may be
called before their units go, and
several Ann Arbor units have been
called since the Korean conflict
* * *
UNIVERSITY officials antici-
pate that the ROTC will pro-
vide the most popular way for col-
lege men to meet their military
A man joining the ROTC can
receive a full four years of edu-
cation, a total of $650.00 in pay,
and enter the service at the end
of college with a tull commission
and a tailor-made uniform to go
with it.
Colonel Wiegand feels that by
doing this, the college man can
utilize his ability to the greatest
advantage for both his country
and himself.
One big obstacle that must
be surmounted before entering
the ROTC is the physical exam
which is more rigorous than
the regular pre-induction exam.
After that, the ROTC student is
just like all the rest of the stu-
dents on campus. He chooses his
own academic program, which
must include ROTC studies, of
course, and can participate in any
regular campus activity.
To avoid the draft a student
must sign a contract agreeing to
pursue his course in ROTC
through college and to accept a
commission and serve for a mini-
mum of two years, if called by
the Secretary of the Army.
Students who join the ROTC
but do not sign the contract are
subject to the draft for the first
two years of ROTC training.
* * *
ALL STUDENTS who go into
the advanced program have some
kind of contract with the gov-
ernment and are exempted from
the draft until the contract is ter-
All male members of the
freshman class will be contacted
by the Armyand Air Force RO-
TC after their. arrival on cam-
pus, and the local draft boards
of those who take the contract

with the ROTC will be notified.
The Navy ROTC, which has op-

enings for only 65 freshmen (the
Army and Air Force have set no
quotas for enlistment) will not
contact incoming students. Men
who are interested in the Navy
program should contact Navy RO-
TC on campus just as soon as pos-
sible, preferably before their ar-
rival at the University.
Tle University has ROTC units
from each branch of the service,
Army, Navy and Air Force.
Any student over 14 years of
age may enlist in the Army ROTC.
A student must be between the
ages of 17 and 21 to enlist in the
Naval ROTC program. Students
taking a five year course at the
University, must be able to gt
their degree before reaching the
age of 25, if they wish to join th
Navy program.
Students who have already been
classified 1-A may still join the
ROTC if they have not yet be n
ordered to report for induction.
* * *
THE ROTC programs of the
Army, Navy and Air Force differ
slightly but in general are divided
into two periods.
The basic program lasts the
first two years. A student is not
paid for this time.
After two years the ROTC
cadet goes into the advanced
program where he specializes in
one field, receives 90 cents a
day ration allotment and a
tailor made officer's uniform.
Between his junior and senior
years he must make a six weeks
encampment or cruise, for whch
he is paid $112.
Upon graduation exception
'students can receive regular com
missions. Other students ar
commissioned in the reserves,.
* * *
THE NAVY has a special pro-
gram called the Hollaway Plan in
addition to their regular "con-
tract" ROTC. Under this plan
students are contacted while still
in high school, where applicants
are screened by the Navy before
they enter college.
Students selected in this pro-
gram receive tuition, books, lab-
oratory fees and a monthly allot-
ment for expenses from the Navy.
Upon graduation they are com-
missioned in the Regular Navy
and must serve two years.
Selection of students for this
program is on a rigidly compe-
titive basis (2,000 made the
grade this year out of 34,000 ap-
plicants) and students who are
selected must take a cruise each
summer of their college career.
The Army ROTC has gradu-
ate branches for medical and den-
tal students in addition to their
regular program. An ROTC cadet
can graduate from the regular
program as a second lieutenant
and be given a first lieutenancy
at the end of his medical or den-
tal school training.
ROTC offers four programs for
cadets, infantry, quartermaster,
ordnance and signal.
The Air Force options are com-
in u n i c a t ions, administration,
comptrollership and flight opera-
Navy cadets can chose the sup-
ply corps or the marine corps.
* * *
THE big question mark in the
current military picture is
Universal Military Training.
The President is expected to re-
quest UMT from Congress some-
time in September.
Whether or not the national
legislators will tackle the prol# -
lem in an election year is muph
Few people are willing to ha-
ard a guess about the kind of is
bill that will be passed, if one
does become law.
The student who banks on UMT
to keep him out of the service un-

til he finishes his education, had
better bring along a couple of
suitcases full of rabbits' feet and
horseshoes when he heads for
Ann Arbor, they say.

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