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Freshman Orientation iTeek To Open Here Tuesday, Sept. 20

Students To Act
As Advisors In
New Program
Start To Be Made Easier
By Early Contact, Says
Prof. PhilipA. Bursley
An innovation in Orientation pro-
grams-the aid of sophomore and
upperclass student advisers - will
highlight the 1938 Orientation pro-
gram for freshmen, Tuesday, Sept.
' 20 through Saturday, Sept. 24.
Under the system adopted by this
year's Orientation Committee, head-
ed by Prof. Philip A. Bursley of the
Romance language department, two
student alvisers will be placed in
charge of each group of 25 freshmen,
instead of one faculty member and
one student as in past Orientations.
Faculty advisers will be reduced in
number, each having approximately
100 freshmen to advise, classify and
register during the first week, and
will act as a continuing advisers
throughout the year.
"Under this system," Professor
Bursley said, "the entering student
will profit by long-range faculty con-
tact and at the same time find his
induction into the University eased
by the familiar contact with student
advisers who are mostly sophomores
and juniors."
Program Arranged
An extensive program, social and
informative, for freshman men has
been arranged by the student Orien-
tation Committee, headed by Don
Treadwell, '40. Social activities in-
clude a Freshman Rally to be held
at 8 p. m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, the
place to be announced later. At this
rally President Ruthven, Dean of
Students Joseph A. Bursley and Dean
of Women Alice C. Lloyd will extend
the official welcome of the University
to the class of 1942. The University
Band willplay several selections and
the audience will join in singing
Michigan songs.
A mixer for freshmen men will be
held at 8 p. m. Thursday in the
Union ballroom. Heads of various
student organizations for men will
speak briefly on the functions of their
organizations; athletic coaches will
be'introdued;, singing of Michigan
songsand cheers will be led by the
cheerleaders, and Paul Brickley, presi-
dent of the Union, will extend the
welcome of the Union to the men.
Tentative plans drawn by Treadwell
call for two dances for freshmen men
and women, one to be held at the
Uion and one at thebLeague, some-
time during the week.
All freshmen men, except those in
the Engineering and professional col-
leges, will meet at 8 a. m. Tuesday
in the Union ballroom to be assigned
to their Orientation groups. Profes-
sor Bursley emphasized the impor-
tance of promptness as any delay in
getting started will affect the whole
program for the day.
Groups Take Trips
Following the opening meeting, the
groups will separate to take health
examinations, aptitude tests, trips
around the campus, audiometer tests
and to register and classify. Faculty
advisers will be present in Waterman
gymnasium at the time of classifi-
cation. Wednesday, Friday and Satur-
day evenings have been left open for
men to become acquainted with the
Overnight aceomodations for men
who get into town late in the eve-
ning and have no time to look for
rooms will be available at the Union
at a moderate price. These rooms will
be open the latter part of the week
preceding Orientation. Freshmen are
required to have obtained permanent
lodgings Monday night, September
19, at the latest.
Student Orientation advisers are

as follows: Henry Adams, Henry
Barnett, Francis Anderson, William
Bavinger, Frank Bussard, Harry
Block, John Atkinson, Jack Cooper,
Richard Babcock, Gus Dannemiller,
Arthur Bartholomew, John Goodell,
John Christensen, Jack Hoover,
Charles Dolph, John Hulbert, Colvin
Gibson, Marshall Brown, John
Green, Paul Keller, Reid Hatfield,
Ted Yeibovitz, Robert Johnson, Mort-
on Linder, Robert Kahn, Dick Liv-
ingston, Newton Ketcham, Edward
Mack, James Laird, Len Miller, Wil-
liam Mundy and Lloyd Mowery.



Welcome To The Freshmen
An Editorial
TO ALL OF YOU who will entpr the University of Michigan
this fall, we wish to extend our sincere welcome and best wishes
for a successful career.
The University has much to offer those who prostrate themselves
before its walls of learning with an open, unprejudiced mind and a
serious intellectual interest. Especially to the student of the class of
'42, does the University proffer an advanced educational program
which will include the advantages of a tutorial system, an innovation
in the University curriculum. Its group of educators, many of whom
are nationally prominent in their respective fields of learning and
intellectually stimulating, will introduce you to age-old 'facts and
theories which scholars have been pondering for generations, as well
as social, economic and political problems now confronting the
world, for you to form your own theories and judgements. The con-
geniality of many societies and more than 10,000 students of like
ages and problems will surround and aid you; many will befriend
you. The University possesses a physical educational plant which is
famous throughout the world and which will be entirely at your
disposal. These will be yours during your years of honest effort in.
the University.
But the University offers further facilities and advantages
which you may profit from and enjoy, but which may also deter you
from the attainment of a profitable educational background. As
one faculty member aptly put it, the University offers the advan-
tages of an educational institution and a social clinic. It is up to
the student, then, especially in his freshmen year, your coming
year, to learn to discriminate and select the quantity of each which
will best serve you in attaining your desired goal. Too many stu-
dents have come to the University to engage only in the social
whirl on campus, to participate in the occasional outcroppings of
Siwashian atavism, which is enjoyable but' becomes disturbing.
Others engross themselves entirely in the intellectual atmosphere, to
the complete disregard of the recreational and extracurricular facil-
ities offered. The seasoning which these latter opportunities may
lend to your years in the University may make your educational
dish more palatable, but care must be exercised so that the entree
itself is not spoiled.
This fundamental problem, then, faces you, the incoming
student. What you will make out of your college career will depend
upon your own discrimination and judgement. You will be cast
upon your own resources and ability to forge from what is offered
to you that which will be most beneficial and lasting. You will
emerge from this stimulating and enjoyable experience with as
profitable a background as you fashion during your coming years.
-Irving Silverman
Two New Dormitories Housing
1,000 Students Planned For 1939

Figures Show
Expenses Vary
With Students
Budgets Estimated To Run
From $347 Per Year Up;
Average Judged At $530
Living scales and yearly budgets
in Ann Arbor come in all sizes and
shapes. Many students have doubtless
put themselves completely through
school here by virtue of extraordin-
ary diligence and many hours of
work, while others eat far into a
$1200 yearly bankroll.
The old halo around the youth who
has worked his way through college
has shrunk and dimmed upon the
penetrating investigations of modern
educators who find that the working.
youth finishes his college career with
but a fraction of the advantages ac-
cruing to his more fortunate com-
panions. Partial dependence on cam-
pus work has been found to be quite
consonant with academic accomplish-
ment and general development, but
reliance on extra-curricular work for
even half of one's total expenses, it
has been proven, makes seriousin-
roads into the student's all-around
Wielding a thick and apparently in-
exhaustible bankroll, on the other
hand, is also a deterrent to the de-
velopment expected in a college
youth. Social activities, under these
conditions, tend to usurp more than
a normal allotment of time and the
academic side of the ledger shows
an ominous red.
University officials have computed
an economical yearly student budget
at $347 for Michigan residents and
$387 for non-residents. An average
budget, however, runs about $530 for
Michigan residents and $570 for non-
residents. These figures do not in-
clude incidentals, clothing and travel
while engineering and science stu-
dents are obliged to purchase special
The estimate or the expenses of
the average student during his first
year in college is based on board at
$6.50 per week for 36 weeks and on
room rent at $4 per week for 38 weeks.
A large percentage of the students,
however, spend much smaller amounts
for board and room during their first
year in college, some obtaining board
for as little as $3.50 per week and
room from $2 per week up.
Specially inexpensive boarding ar-
rangements are available at the
Wolverine Cooperative, a student-
managed venture which has lately
been enlarged and improved.
per person in suites, and $3.50 per
person in double'rooms.
A radio fee, in the past only col-
lected at the will of the lessee has
lately become a regular charge of
both landladies and dormitories.
Landladies may charge at their own
discretion. The fee for radios at the
dormitories, however, will be $4 a
The dormitory movement has long
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NYA Extends
Aid To Those
Asking Help
Part-Time Jobs Available
In Various Departments
For Worthy Students
More Than 1300
Aided Last Year
In addition to numerous scholar-
ships and loan funds, assistance to
students who are partly self-support-
ing will be offered again this year in
the form of part-time employment
made possible through National
Youth Administration grants to the
Work is given only these students
whose University attendance is de-
pendent upon extra employment. Last
year between 1,300 and 1,400 stu-
dents were aided through NYA funds
and received wages totaling about
$100,000. In assigning work, the
student's welfare is regarded fore-
most, and projects in the field of
major academic interest of the indi-
vidual are assigned. Included among
the various types of employment are
clerical and office work; adult edu-
cation projects, sponsored by the Ann
Arbor Public Schools; juvenile de-
linquency projects, and assistance up-
ol faculty projects and research.
Average monthly wages are $15 for
graduate students and $12 for under-
graduates, the hourly wage for gradu-
ate students being 50 cents and that
of undergraduates 40 cents. To qualify
for aid; students must be between
the ages of 17 and 24. Those eli-
gible for NYA work are directed to
write the office of the Dean of
Students for a formal application.
One of the stipulations in the out-
line of the program of the N.Y.A.
is that funds alloted must be used
to pay students for doing socially
desirable work. The funds allotted,
however, shall not be used to replace
college funds available for 'the proj-
ect requested.
Schools, Colleges And
Proper Abbreviations
To indicate the various schools
and colleges in which a student is
enrolled, the following are in gen-
eral use on the University campus:
College of Literature, Science
and the Arts-Numerals alone.
College of Engineering-E
Law School-L
Medical School-M
College of Architecture-A
College of Pharmacy-P
School of Dentistry-D
Graduate School-Grad.
Special Students-Spec.
School of Music-SM
School of Education-Ed
School of Business Administra-
School of Nursing-SN.

President Issues


Figures Show
1514 Students
Have Entered
Final{Number Is Expected
To Exceed Last Year's
2,000 Enrollment Total
Literary College Has
The Largest Group
Advance registration figures, re-
leased yesterday, indicate that the
class of '42 will be one of the largest
in recent Michigan history.
Freshman registration acceptances
to date show a substantial advance In
freshman enrollment over last year
with 1514 prospective first-year stu-
dents already registered as compared
to 1415 last year at the same time.
Last year 2,000 freshmen were en-
rolled in the University.
The Registrar's Office explained
that although the figures are sus-
ceptible to change, it is highly prob-
able that the final number of fresh-
man registrations will exceed the
total of last year. Of the applicants
accepted to date, 1059 are men and
455 are women. The College of Lit-
erature, Science and the Arts has the
largest number of prospective stu-
dents to date, with 1008, followed
by 407 in engineering, 36 in music,
24 in architecture, 19 in education,
14 in pharmacy and 6 in dental hy-
When the members of the class
of 1942 begin their activities at 8
p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, with the first
assembly of the Orientation Week
program, there may be more than
2,000 members of the class enrolled.

* * * .
You who are to enter the
University of Michigan in the fall
of 1938 are privileged for the
next four years to make use of_
the educational facilities which
have been provided by the people
of the State of Michigan in order
that their sons and daughters-
may enjoy opportunities for cul-
tivation and advancement equal
to those which can be found in
any part of this country. At the
outset I suggest that you remem-
ber first and foremost your re-
sponsibilities, both to those who
have made it possible for you to
attend college, and to yourselves;
for you surely owe it to your-
selves to exercise the self-disci-
pline which is always necessary
in order to do a job well. Re-
member, too, that you are a se-
lected group and that a process
of selection is going to continue
throughout your lifetime. Your
admission to the University
means that you have passed the
first test. As a student you will
find others awaiting you at fre-
quent intervals, and after your
graduation you will be called up-
on to pass the many tests to
which men and women must al-
ways subject themselves, success
in which is measured by the
esteem and approval of their fel-
lows. We welcome you to Michi-
gan and trust that you will ful-
fill your own and our hopes.

Present University Dorms
House About 170 Men;
Allen-Rumsey Is Newest
Definite steps toward the allevia-
tion of the constantly recurring hous-
ing problem were taken by the
Universitywith the announcement
this summer of plans being drawn up
for the construction of two dormi-
tories to house 1,000. The new dorms
are to be open for the fall of 1939.
At present about 170 men are
housed in University dormitories. Al-
len-Rumsey, a freshman house
opened last year, accommodates 118
and Fletcher Hall, open to all men,
takes care of the remainder.
Occupants of Allen-Rumsey are
chosen on the basis of geographic
representation by the Dean of Stu-
dents. Operated by the Union the
dormitories have a house director, a

dietician and 24 upperclass proctors.
As space in these dormitories is both
popular and limited students desiring
residence in them are advised to make
early application.
Students pouring into Ann Arbor
in the fall inevitably are met with a'
wild scramble for housing facilities.
As the University has expanded new
academic buildings have been erect-
ed, space for which had to be secured
by tearing down roomnig houses, thus
reducing yearly the number of rooms
available and leaving no compensa-
tion for an ever-increasing student
Through the years the situation
has become increasingly acute with
room rents skyrocketing and stu-
dents being forced to take lodging
some distance from campus.
Minimum prices for men's rooms
last year were: $4 for singles, $3.75


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Independent, Fraternity And Sorority Organizations
Plan Various Special Programs For Orientation Week

Over 150 Freshmen
Are SRA Guests At
Rendezvous Camp
More than 150 freshmen, chosen at
random from the names of entering
students, will be guests of the Student.
Religious Association at the annual
Freshmen Rendezvous Camp Sept. 17
to 19 at the Fresh Air Camp site on
Patterson Lake, 25 miles from Ann
The charge for the week-end will be
less than five dollars, and will include
all expenses. Included in the program
will be talks by Fielding H. Yost, di-
rector of athletics, Coach Fritz Cris-
ler, and members of his staff; swim-
ming and games; and stunts to serve
as mixers. Michigan songs will be
taught and new students will meet
upperclassmen acting as counselors
on various phases of college life.
The program will not interfere with
Orientation activities, since the latter
do not begin until Tuesday, Sept. 20'
The three-day session is designed
with a two-fold purpose: to create a
co-operative, friendly association of
freshmen, faculty, and upperclass-
men, and to provide a rapid and prof-
itable adjustment to the larger sphere
of University life with all its complex-'
Groups will discuss various Univer-
sity activities. Athletics, publications,
religion, dramatics, are only a few of
the topics that will be dscussed in
individual discussions where questions
may be asked of upperclassmen ex-
perienced in particular activities.
Extension Service Gives
Aid To Distant Students
Althnstar mnc} of.1 an Ro n +'k

1,178 Student
Loans Granted
Here In '37-'38
$134,876 Total Is Greater
Than Previous Amount;
Recession Caused Jump
Student loans granted 1,178 stu-
dents last year totalled $134,876.65,
Boyd C. Stephens, University cashier,
announced recently. Gifts totalling
$16,839.39 were made to the fund.
This amount is $2,556 more than
the amount loaned..in 1937 while 32
less students than last year shared it.
Of the total amount loaned, $1,304.00
was labelled "Uncollectable."
With the advent of the Recession
in the latter half of the academic
year, Mr. Stephens said, the number
of loans jumped' considerably over
the first half which had been about
the same as last year. There was
one $5,000 endowment received by the
University last year.
Since the establishment of the Stu-
dent Loan Fund in 1897, a total of
$1,488,827.39 in loans has been grant-
ed to students. Of this amount $10,-
271 has been uncollectable.
The amount available for loans In
the Student Loan Fund dropped from
$523,315.52 in 1937 to $519,771.03 last
year. This decrease, Mr. Stephens
pointed out, was due to a transfer of
several funds from the Loan Fund to
endowments, on which only the in-
terest and not the principle is loaned.
The total amount in the endowment
fund toadate is $401,866.60.
In 1897, the year of the Fund's
establishment, $75 was loaned. The
argest amount was loaned in 1935-36
when $147,352.89 was given out.

Congress, the independent men's
organization, will enter its second
year of activity on the Michigan
campus, when it greets the freshmen
during Orientation Week.
Organized before the close of the
second semester of 1936, Congress
experienced a steady up-current of
support throughout last year, until
this fall it enters its field with a fully
organized and accepted program for
the independent men on campus.
Founded with the purpose of pro-
viding for the independent men those
privileges and advantages which are
offered affiliated men by the fraterni-
ties, Congress has planned a series of
education, social and sports projects
for the coming year. It will continue
its sponsorship, along with the As-,
sembly. of afternoon dances and Sun-

Fraternities at Michigan play a
large part in the social life and gen-
eral cameraderie of more than 700
Michigan men. It has been said, and
probably rightly so, that membership
in a fraternity is a tremendous asset
to the new student attempting to or-
ientate himself to the new routine of
the campus. The welter of informa-
tion and experience of the whole fra-
ternity group become available to the
new member.
Fraternity rushing, starting Satur-
day, Sept. 24 and running through
Thursday, Oct. 6, is a period during
which the prospective fraternity
member, or rushee and active mem-
bers of fraternities become acquaint-
ed. This is accomplished by the fra-
ternities inviting the rushees to visit
the houses during meal hours.

For the purpose of organizing the
independent women on the campus
and to encourage them to enter into
social and scholastic activities, the
Assembly was founded in 1934.
The Executive Board of the As-
sembly for the year 1938-'39 is made
up of four officers: Betty Jane Mans-
field, '39, president; Martha Tillman,
'39, vice-president; Ruth Hartman,
'39, secretary; and Marie McElroy,
'39, treasurer. In addition to this
Board there is an Administrative
Board which consists of the above
named as well as the president and
vice-president of each of the three
independent groups on the campus;
the dormitory residents, the league
house group, and the Ann Arbor In-
dependents. Marjorie Tate, '39, is
president of the Dormitory Board;

The sorority rushing rules for the
fall of 1938 have been revised for
next year as announced by Panhel-
lenic President Stephanie Parfet, '39.
The rules in detail have been print-
ed in booklet form by the Michigan
Panhellenic Association and will be
given to each girl who registers at
the Panhellenic Booth in the League.
All prospective members of sororities
are required to pay a 50 cent fee there
by Monday noon, Sept. 26.
The sorority rushing period will
extend from Saturday, Sept. 24 to
Tuesday, Oct. 11. During this period
the schedule of parties will start with
the initial teas held from 3 to 7 p.m.,
The first Saturday and Sunday after-
noons of rushing a girl may go to all
of the houses to which she has been
invited for these teas but is not al-


Union Is Ready
For Freshmen
Registration To Commence
EarlyFirst Week
Freshman students have the oppor-
tunity of making use of the Union
facilities almost as soon as they reach
Ann Arbor since registration of new
students in the Union begins early in

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