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ROTC Claims College Men

Better than one in every four
American college. students now
sport the Army's olive drab, the
Navy's dark blue or the Air Force's
light blue uniform.
At the University, almost 1400
students are enrolled in some
branch of the ROTC, with the Air
Force predominant, followed by
the Army and Navy respectively.
Enrollment in the ROTC has in-
creased at a rapid rate to 46 per-
cent of the male freshman class
registered in the officer candidate
down to 22 percent of the sopho-
more male populations, 16 percent
of the junior class and only ten
percent of the senior class in the
programs. With future college en-

Two Ann Arbor
Business Firms
'Cited by OPS
Requests for injunctions against
two Ann Arbor business places for
failure to comply with OPS ceil-
ing price regulations have been
filed in Federal court here.
It marked the first such action
against Ann Arbor establishments.
Special Assistant U. S. Attorney
Forest W. Gilmore filed the re-
quests on behalf of the Office of
Price Stabilization's Detroit dis-
trict office.
TARGETS of the proposed in-
junctions are the Shea Service
Co. at 211 N. Main St., an appli-
ance repair shop owned by John
T. Shea, and the Bob Westerman
Hi-Speed Service Station at 1100
S. University Ave., owned by Rob-
ert H. Westerman.
"Both Ann Arbor places have
been repeatedly notified of the
provisions of CPR-34, reqdiring
a statement of ceiling prices to
be filed with the OPS district
office, but neither has complied,"
Gilmore said.
John J. Frank, director of en-
forcement for the OPS district,
termed the two actions "only the
opening gun in a campaign of
strict enforcement of OPS regula-
tions throughout Michigan."
Hearings on the injunctions will
be held on April 14.
In a January survey of seven
Michigan cities by the -OPS, Ann
Arbor and Jackson were reported
to have the smallest percentage
of compliance with the law gov-
erning service-type establishments.
The survey indicated some 98
violators of CPR-34 in Ann Arbor.

rollments anticipated to continue
at the present rate, about half
of the male students in the Uni-
versity in a few years will probably
be receiving military instruction.
Col: Clarence E. Lovejoy, Edu-
cational consultant and author
of "Lovejoy's College Guide",
says that more than 300,008
college men are in some branch
of the ROTC. Lovejoy indicated
that the reserve program has be-
come an integral part of Amer-
ican college life, with high
school boys and their parents
thumbing through college cat-
alogues to see whether ROTC
is offered.
This tendency raises the ques-
tion of whether the increasing
tempo of military science in higher
education poses a threat to liberal
arts programs and the general
orientation of college life.
Commenting on this issue,
President Harlan H. Hatcher
said yesterday: "The principle
and general approach is a sound
one. On the whole the ROTC
program has been conceived
and carried out on a sound
philosophy and a sound pro-
procedure, based on the theory
that in our democracy we must
depend upon citizen-soldiers for
the defense of the nation."
President Hatcher felt "there is
no conflict between military and
academic training," explaining
Events Today
The first session of a training in-
stitute for .summer recreation
leaders in smaller communities
will be held at 10 a. m. today in
Rm. 3A of the Union under the
auspices of the University Exten-
sion Service.
*, * *
sentatives of the National Student
Association Travel Department
and Scandinavian and French
student travel representatives will
be in the League Lobby from 9
a. m. to 5 p. m. today to advise
students interested in summer
trips to Europe.
* * .
Lachlan, visiting professor from
the University of Illinois will
speak, in the first of two lectures,
on the "Subharmonic Oscillations
in Electrical and Mechanical Sys-
tems" at 4:15 p. m. today in Em.
1400 of the Chemistry Bldg.

that "The number of hours in-
volved in ROTC training are not
so excessive as to interfere ser-
iously with general education."
To the question of whether mil-
itary training might make stu-
dents more prone to believe in war
as a social means, the president
replied, "All evidence is to the con-
trary. By no stretch of the imagi-
nation can I see ROTC making
our boys military-minded."
* * *
THROUGHOUT the nation, the
effect of ROTC on college life has
been discussed, with college ad-
ministrators taking many different
Typical of one side is Colum-
bia College Dean Lawrence H.
Chamberlain's comment:
"ROTC does not interfere with
our curriculum. In most cases,
military science is substituted
for physical education or. an
elective course. Short of all-out
war, we do not propose to mod-
ify our liberal arts program."
Officials of Colgate University
take an opposite view. With 90
per cent of the Freshman class
enrolled in ROTC, "a significant
addition to the prewar college
curriculum has been made in
which neither the selection, in-
structors nor the content of the
courses is under the direct control
of- the college faculty or admin-
istration," according to President
Everett Case.
President James B. Conant of
Harvard views ROTC as a threat
to graduate schools. "If a 'high
percentage of able college students
graduate as officers three years
from now and then are on active
service for two or three years,
the flow of men into the profes-
sional graduate schools will almost
The Army, earliest in the ROTC
picture, now is in 230 colleges with
an estimated 178,000 college stu-
dents enrolled in 16 branches of
service. The Air Force is in 187
colleges with an estimated 107,-
500 students. The Navy has units
in 52 colleges with about 15,500
students enrolled.

Pollock Hits
Special to The Daily
DETROIT - Prof. James K.
Pollock, chairman of the Univer-
sity's political science department,
yesterday attacked "duplication
and waste" in the Federal Govern-
ment and urged renewed citizen
action in demanding reorganiza-
Speaking before the state con-
ference of the Federation of
Women's Clubs, Prof. Pollock said:
"While nearly half of the
Hoover Commission's recommen-
dations have been adopted, many
of the major extravagant and
wasteful government practices
continue while the suggested
changes are ignored."
"SCANDALOUS handling of the
medical services of the federal
government" is the result of 35
agencies attempting to give med-
ical care to the people in 35 dif-
ferent ways, the, former member
of the Hoover Commission added.
"The Department of Agricul-
ture - a loose federation of
autonomous 'bureaus, each with
its own field force-- needs re-
organization," he contiued. The
political scientist pointed out
that in one county in Illinois,
178 persons were telling the
2500 resident farmers what to
do and what not to do at a cost
of $86,000 in tax money.
Integration of the military serv-
ices into the Defense Department
has also been ineffective, Prof-
Pollock declared. "All three of the
military services are vying with
each other for appropriations
which are full of duplications."
Reorganization of the State De-
partment personnel services, De-
fense Department, Post Office,
Veterans Administration and elim-
ination of duplication between the
Bureau of Reclamation and the
Corps of Engineers are still not
accomplished, he added.

kStudents' Frolics






A weekend comes in Ann Arbor-and some
students abandon their books for other things.
Braver souls will grab a date and move in
mixed circles. But the stag and hag contingent
fills the coffee shops and movie houses, reveling
in a half-hearted sort of way.
Still others, like the couple on the right, effect
a compromise with that weird Michigan tradition,
the "study date."






'Typical' Weekend



Tickets on the VULCAN
Spring Vacation Trip
MUST be picked up TO5AY.
Administration Bldg. Lobby - 2:00 - 4:30 P.M.
P.S. We have a limited number of tickets left for
Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo.





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