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Uncle Sam

Trains His Manpower For Defense

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India As
A-Partner.. .
NDIA deserves well of Great Britain.
Her politicians and people have
shown a deep and abiding hatred of fascism in
all its forms. Since the start of thiswar the
Indians have, for the most part, resisted any
.temptation to make serious trouble for Britain
in 'the hour of Britain's danger, although it has
been within their power to do so. They have,
instead, contributed men and money to the
British war effort. They deserve the "free and
equal partnership" in the Commonwealth which
Mr. Amery promised once more in London yes-
terday, and which successive British Govern-
ments have declared to be the goal of their In-
dian policy.
In setting a fairly definite time for the fram-
ing of a new Dominion Constitution-"after
the conclusion of the war, with the least possible
delay"-the Viceroy's latest assurance is an im-
provement over the vaguer promises of the past.
The Viceroy has also been authorized to invite
immediately "a certain number of representa-
tive Indians" to join his Executive Council, as
a token of Indian partnership in the prosecution
of the war; this, too, is a step in advance. But
who is to choose the "body representative of all
elements of Indian national life" which is to
frame the new Constitution when the war is
over? Is it to be a hand-picked' assembly, like
the Round-Table conference in London, or are
the Indian parties and voters themselves to have
a voice in selecting it? This would seem to be
one test of the merit of the Viceroy's offer.
The Congress party in India has begged more
than once for the election of a constituent as-
sembly which could build the foundations of.
the new "partnership." The British have refused
these demands, largely because they fear that
the rights of 80,000,000 Moslems, the largest
minority in the world, would be trampled by
Hindu majority. Although the Moslems, the
Untouchables and other minorities are by no
means united against the Hindu-dominated
Congress, the British are clearly right in seek-
ing to safeguard the minorities by every means
in their power. But they are doubly right in
making still another appeal to the Indian lead-
ers, Hindu and Moslem and the rest, to "reach
a basis of friendly agreement" among them-
In one sense the circumstances of today should
make an agreement of this kind easier than
those of a few years ago, when the German-
Italian-Japanese menace to India had not yet
reared its head. The Indian leaders themselves,
even those of the Congress party who demand
the end of the British connection, must realize
by now that Dominion status confers greater
advantages than ful independence itself. As long
as British sea power can be maintained, it can

protect a free Indian Dominion from the rapacity
of German or Japanese conquerors, who would
otherwise pounce upon India like jungle tigers.
The latest British pronouncement gives a golden
opportunity to India to find her own salvation
if Great Britain survives this war. If the oppor-
tunity is lost, it may never be offered again.
- New York Times
Floyd Bennett
Airport ..
A PLAN, long in incubation, for the
Navy to take over Floyd Bennett
Airport as a defense and training base for the
New York area seems to be about to hatch. There
is a good deal to be said in favor of this change
of status. An adequate naval air base Within or
very close to the city itself is certainly desirable.
The present field, built at a cost of about $15,-
000,000, already is an excellent one, with good

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(None Now Equipped
To Train Recruits)

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WAR ABROAD has convinced Uncle Sam that
total defense demands technically skilled
soldiers he hasn't got.
And so these moves are in the air:- (1) Inten-
sive training of regulars; (2) a plan to call out
the National Guard for a full year of field ser-
vice; (3) a proposal to draft the nation's youth
for peacetime military training.
The men are there. The regulars are skilled
and competent, but few. There's the National
Guard, semi-trained on hand-me-down equip-
ment. Behind them is a vast reservoir of po-
tential rookies.
Congress is just now considering the draft law
required to tap this reservoir of men, first step
necessary to turn raw recruits into a force able
to defend themselves and their country.
* * *
Here is a breakdown of U.S. defense man-
power, trained, semi-trained and untrained:
There are about 255,000 men in the regular
army, or one for each 15 square miles of our
territory. The continental United States is di-
vided into nine army corps areas. From 8,500
to 36,000 men are stationed in each area, rough-
ly a total of 175,000. The balance of the 255,000
are in service in Hawaii, the Canal Zone and
Organized reserves and the National Guard
bring the grand total of trained and semi-
trained military effectives up to about 600,000.
Of that total, 320,000 regulars, reserves and

guardsmen are undergoing training this month
at five maneuvers areas in the greatest group-
ings of the land forces in peacetime history.
In addition, President Roosevelt has petitioned
Congress for authority to order unmarried
guardsmen into training for a year.
That leaves the untrained civilians, the mass
potential manpower on which ultimate national
security would rest in the event of hemisphere
* * *
The latest Congressional proposal would re-
quire all men 21-31 years old to register for
selective service. The bureau of the census es-
timates more than 10,000,000 men are in this
age group.
The bill before Congress would exempt those
in vital defense industries and those with de-
pendents. Such winnowing would reduce the
list of availables to approximately 4,000,000.
It is proposed to give them modern military
training in the mechanical skills of present-day
warfare. Where and how hasn't been worked out.
Equipment is lacking to give them proper
training now. There isn't adequate shelter for
them. The World War barracks in the canton-
ments where America's five million were made
into soldiers in 1917-19 have been largely torn
But the army is speeding its plans to receive
and house and train this civilian host, if and
when Congress authorizes the training.


All notices for the Daily Official
Bulletin are to be sent to the Office
of the Summer Session before 3:30
P. M. of the day preceding its pub-
lication except on Saturday, when
the notices should be submitted be-
fore 11:30 A. M.
Shakespeare Recordings, chiefly by
Evans and Gielgud, will be played
at the Michigan Wolverine, 209 S.
State Street, Sunday morning, Au-
gust 11, from 10 to 12. All interested
are cordially invited.

Graduate Outing Club will
meet again during the summer
sion. Regular Sunday meetings
resume on the first Sunday of
fall semester, Oct. 6, 1940.


Calendar For Eighth Week
Sunday, Aug. 11
7:15 p.m. Concert on the Charles Baird Carillon.
8:30 p.m. The Art Cinema League. A German film. "Pre-Hitler."
Monday, Aug. 12
4:05 p.m. Lecture. "Recent Innovations in the Larger High Schools of Michigan,"
Harlan C. Koch, Professor of Education. (University High School Auditorium.)
8:30 p.m. "Patience." (Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.)
Tuesday, Aug. 13
4:05 p.m. Lecture. "The Improvement of Slow Reading at the College Level," Ir-
ving H .Anderson, Assistant Professor of Education. (University High School
8:30 p.m. "Patience." (Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.)
Saturday, Aug. 17
9:00 a.m. Internal Combustion Engine Institute Lectures. "Lubricants," by Mr.
E. W. Upham, Chrysler Corporation; and "Producer-Gas Applied to Vehicles,"
by Mr. R. T. Mees, Caterpillar Tractor Company.
Final Examination Schedule For The Summer Session 1940
Hour of Recitation 8 9 10 11
.o.tThursday Friday Thursday Friday
Time of Examiation 8-10 8-10 2-4 2-4
Hour of Recitation 1 2 3 All Other

Aug. 11. Discussion of Friends'
work with Conscientious Objectors.
Meetings for worship at 5, discus-
sions at 6, suppers at 7. In the Upper
Room, Lane Hall. There will also
be meetings at five on the remaining
Sundays of the summer.
First Church of Christ, Scientist,
409 So. Division St., Sunday service
at 10:30, Subject: "Spirit." Sunday
School at 11:45.
First Presbyterian Church: Sunday,
August 11, 1940.
10:45 a.m. "The Reality of Christ"
will be the subject of the sermon by
our guest. minister, The Rev. David
Porter, minister of the First Presby-
terian Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Michigan Christian Fellowship.
You are cordially invited to enjoy
a devotional and social hour with this
group Sunday afternoon at 4:30 in
the Fireside Room of Lane Hall. The
program this week is in charge of
Professors Edwards and Warwick,
both from Bob Jones College, Cleve-
land, Tennessee.
Choral Even Song this evening at
8 p.m. in the First Methodist Church
by the choir. Mary Porter, organist,
and Hardin Van Deursen, Director.
The public is cordially invited.
Scenes from "The Merchant of
Venice": The class in Oral Interpre-
tation of Shakespeare will present a
review of selected scenes from Shake-
speare's "The Merchant of Venice"
Monday, August 12, at 7 p.m., room
302, Mason Hall. Persons interested
are invited to this program.
Speech Students: Students who
have volunteered cars for the tea on
Tuesday, August 13, should report
at the front entrance of the Rack-
ham Building at 3:45 in order to pick
up passengers.
The Graduate Commercial Club
will hold its final meeting of the
summer, Tuesday, August 13. The
meeting will be in the form of a
picnic at the Huron-Dexter Park.
Cars will leave the east entrance of
the University High School at 5:30.

teaching staff, or anyone desiring to
attend are requested to make res-
ervations at the Deutsches Haus or
at the German department office, 204
U.H. Price per plate to non-members
is 75 cents. There will be a program
of entertainment and dancing fol-
lowing the dinner.
The Automobile Regulation will be
lifted for all students on Friday, Au-
gust 16, at 12 noon.
Office of the Dean of Students
The final examination schedule
as published in the complete an-
nouncement is incorrect. Below is the
correct schedule.
Hour of
Recitation 8 9 10 11
Time of Thurs. Fri. Thurs. Fri.
Examination 8-10 8-10 2-4 2-4
Hour of All other
Recitation 1 2 3 hours
Time of Thurs. Thurs. Fri. Fri.
Examination 4-6 10-12 10-12 4-6
Colleges of Literature, Science, and
the Arts, and Architecture; Schools
of Education, Forestry, and Music:
Summer Session students wishing
a transcript of this summer's work
only should file a request in Room
4, U.H., severaldays before leaving
Ann Arbor. Failure to file this re-
quest before the end of the session
will result in a needless delay of
several days.
All freshmen and sophomores in
the College of Literature, Science and
the Arts who are attending the Sum-
mer Session and who have not had
their elections for the fall semester
approved, are urged to consult with
me before the close of the Summer
Session. Appointments can be made
by calling at the Office of the Aca-
demic Counselors, Room 108, Mason
Hall, or by calling Extension 613.
Arthur VanDuren
Chairman, Academic Counselors.
Home Loans: The University In-
vestment Office, 100 South Wing, will
be glad to consult with anyone con-
sidering building or buying a home
or refinancing existing mortgages.
The University has money to loan

on mortgages and is eligible to make
F.H.A. loans.
Doctoral Examinations: Mr. Har-
old Bryon Allen, English Language
and Literature; Thesis: "Samuel
Johnson and the Authoritarian Prin-
ciple in Linguistic Criticism," Mon-
day, August 12, at 9 a.m., 3223 A. H.
Chairman, C. C. Fries.
Mr. Joseph J. Worzniak, Physiolo-
gy; Thesis: "Phasic Proprioceptive
Drives of the Respiratory Act," Tues-
day, August 13, at 3 p.m., 4011 East
Medical Building. Chairman, R. Ges-
By the action of the Executive
Board the chairman may invite mem-
bers of the faculties and advanced
doctoral candidates to attend the
examination and he may grant per-
mission to attend to those who for
sufficient reason might wish to be
C. S. Yoakum
Choral Union Concerts. The Uni-
versity Musical Society announces
the following con'certs in the Sixty-
Second Annual Choral Union Ser-
ies for 1940-41:
Wednesday, October 23-Marian
Anderson, Contralto.
Thursday, November 7-Rudolf
Serkin, Pianist.
Monday, November 18-Don Cos-
sack Chorus, Serge Jaroff, Conduc-
Sunday, November 24-New York
Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra,
John Barbirolli, Conductor. (Inter-
national broadcast over facilities of
the Columbia Broadcasting System.)
Tuesday, December 3- Richard
Bonelli, Baritone.
Wednesday, December 11-Boston
Symphony, Serge Koussevitsky, Con-
Wednesday, January 15-Vladimir
Horowitz, Pianist.
Tuesday, January 28-Minneapolis
Symphony Orchestra, Dimitri Mit-
ropoulos, Conductor.
Thursday, February 20-Budapest
String Quartet.
Tuesday, March 4-Georges Enes-
co, Violinist.
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MONDAY, Aug. 12 and TUESDAY, Aug. 13.
8:30 P. M.
Prices: $1.00, 75e and 50e
Presented by the Michigan Repertory Players

Time of Examination





port for seaplanes and patrol bombers.
It is true that at present Floyd Bennett is

ever, New York must have additional major air
terminals within quick access of the city's center.



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