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Choral Series Planned New Enlistment


Guest Artist

Don Cossack
Chorus Opens
Choral Union
Series Oct. 20
32 Singing Giants Present
First Concert Of 64th
Season; Have Extensive
RepertoryOf Songs
Gladys Swarthout
To Appear Next
The Don Cossack Chorus, 32 sing-
ing giants under the baton of Serge
Jaroff, will open the 64th Choral
Union Series October 20 in Hill Audi-
Fashioned from a horde of bedrag-
gled, homesick prisoners in a Con-
stantinople prison more than 20
years ago, the Cossacks are now a
brilliant ensemble with a repertory
of almost two hundred songs. They
have been great successes in five
concerts here since 1930.
Next in the series is Gladys Swart-
hout, mezzo-soprano of the Metro-
politan Opera Association and one
of the foremost concert attractions
in the world who will appear in Ann
Arbor for the second time October
Rodzinski to Conduct
4rtur Rodzinski will conduct the
Cleveland Symphony Orchestra in an
afternoon concert November 8. First
conductor to record exclusively for
Columbia records, the dynamic or-1
chestra leader has performed for;
three Choral Union audiences.
Genial Albert Spaulding, master of
ceremonies for the Coca Cola Hour1
and famed violinist will make his1
sixth appearance in Ann Arbor No-
vember 19.
After a year's absence from the
concert platform, during which he
has been devoting himself to com-
posing, Artur Schnabel, the distin-
guished pianist who plays only, the
classics and who never grants an en-
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Room Space
For Womenj
At Premium
Coeds Returning In Fal
Will Find Dormitory
Between 200 and 300 prospective
University women students now are,
faced with a lack of dormitory or
league house accommodations when
they arrive in Ann Arbor late 'next
month to register for the- fall term.
The statement of the campus room-
ing condition, affecting both women
students already on dormitory wait-
ing lists and more than 150 transfers
from other institutions, was made at
a special meeting of deans and resi-
dence halls representatives called by
E. Blythe Stason, University provost.
The meeting resulted from a report
submitted to Dr. Stason by Mrs. Byrl
F. Bacher, assistant dean of women,
and Dr. Charles M. Davis, director of
admissions with advanced standing.
Only 30 Vacancies
Dean Bacher and Dr. Davis showed
that at present only approximately
30 vacancies, all in approved league

houses, are available, whereas nearly
130 women already are on waiting
lists for dormitory rooms.
"There is no possible chance," Dr.
Davis said, "that those now on dorm-
itory waiting lists will be accommo-
Although many league houses have
been changed by their householders


Deans Handle
All Questions
For Students
Almost any problem from findng
living quarters to securing an auto-
mobile permit, from obtaining part-
time work to borrowing money from
student loan funds may find its solu-
tion in the office of the Dean of Stu-
dents, Room 2, University Hall.
Joseph A. Bursley, Dean of Stu-
dents, is probably one of the busiest
men on campus, and his list of du-
ties is one of the most varied.
Dean Bursley is an ex-officio
member of the University Senate, a
member of the University Council,
and a member of the Conference of
Deans. He is chairman of the Com-
mittee on Student Affairs which is
composed of the Dean of Women,
five members of the Senate, and five
The duties of his office include:
assisting students to find living quar-
ters, rooming houses, cooperatives;
handling of applications and assign-
ments of rooms in the men's resi-
dence halls; adjusting misunder-
standings between students and
landlords; operating an employment
bureau for part-time work for stu-
dents-Miss Elizabeth Smith is di-
rector of this bureau; handling loan
funds; checking eligibility for all
extra-curricular activities other than
athletic; granting official recognition
to student organizations; supervising
arrangements for social events;
maintaining personnel record cards;
administering automobile regula-
tions, and granting student driving
permits; providing students with
identification cards; and consulting
with students and helping them with
their personal problems.
All questions concerning general
conduct and living conditions of stu-
dents are handled by the office of the
Dean of Students and the Dean of
The accounts of all student organi-
zations are subject to the approval
of the Auditor and the Controller of
Student Organizations and must be
presented to him for audit.
Proper Abbreviations
Of Schools And Colleges
To indicate the various schools and
colleges in which a student is en-
rolled, the following are in general
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 and De-
College of Pharmacy-P.
School of Dentistry-D.
Graduate School-Grad.
Special Student-Spec.
School of Music-SM.
School of Education-Ed.
School of Business Administra-
School of Nursing-SN.
(Clp np-"t I ihvari

Courses Train
4,000 For War
Curricula Of Short Term,
Regular Training Based
On Venerable Traditions
Engineering College
Has GrownRapidly
Proud of having trained 4,000 men
in special war courses since the
spring of 1940 and maintaining its
well-rounded curriculum for regular
engineering students, the College of
Engineering of the University has its
present program based on a founda-
tion of venerable traditions.
The college, which has in the last
two years added short term courses
in Ordnance Materials Inspection,
Mapping and Photogrammety, En-
gine Acceptance testing and other
fields vital to the war effort, was of-
ficially founded 45 years ago.
Itshistory since then has been one
of rapid expansion and of outstand-
ing development, marking the growth
of that obscure department to one
of the outstanding schools of its kind
in the country.
Established In 1895
One of the oldest technical schools
in the United States, the College of
Engineering was established as a
separate department of the Univers-
ity in 1895. But the true history of
the college dates back to the found-
ing of the University, for courses in
architecture and engineering had
been provided by the original act
establishing the University. The col-
lege is the second oldest in the coun-
The fourth institution in the coun-
try to offer courses in engineering,
the University became the sixth
school to grant degrees in that field
with the graduation of its first two
students in 1860.
First vigorous proponent of the en-
gineers' cause here, according to Uni-
versity records, was Prof. DeVolson
Wood, appointed to an assistant pro-
fessorship in civil engineering in
1857. Under his direction numerous
recommendations and innovations
were first attempted.
Prominent Professors
Also prominent in the early days
of engineering education here were
Prof. Ezra Greene and his two asso-
ciates, Prof. Charles S. Denison and
Prof. J. B. Davis.
It was in honor of Prof. Denison
that the Engineering Arch was
named-"so named in honor of him
who suggested it." Prof. Davis' name
has become attached to the Univers-
ity's famous surveying and geology
camp, Camp Davis in Wyoming.
Prof. Greene was elevated to the
position of first Dean of the college
when it was set up as an independent
body in 1895 in recognition of his
early work in the field of engineering
Michigan Has
Three Bands
All Organizations Open
To Any Student
Under the direction of Prof. Wil-
liam D. Revelli of the School of Mu-
sic, the University sponsors three
student bands with a combined mem-

bership of over 200 players.
Open to anyone in any college on
campus, the three divisions includea
University Marching Band, the U/.i-
versity First Regimental Band and
the University Concert Band.
Membership in any one of these
bodies is determined by a private
audition with Prof. Revelli and his
assistants. Auditions this year will
probably be held during Orientation

University President


Untion Offers
U. Of M. Men
Free Services
Males' 'Last Stronghold'
Has Library, Pool,
Barber Shop
Foremost among the organizations
cooperating in the University war
contribution is the tradition-steeped
Michigan Union, last of mere man's
inviolable strongholds left on the
The Union, in addition to its time-
honored function as the official cam-
pus club for sons of Michigan, has
established a student Blood Donors'
Bank to aid the Red Cross in its
Blood Donor Drives, First Aid Cour-
ses which are offered to all students,
and the Post-War Council to bring
students and prominent authorities
together for discussion of post-war
Initiation Weekt
New Michigan men will first make
the acquaintance of the Union dur-
ing Orientation Week when they be-
gin their program there. As soon as
enrollment is completed, Union reg-
istration for all Michigan men be-
gins. This and the Union pin involve
no additional fee as Union dues are
included in University tuition char-
Thus University neophytes become
eligible to use the vast recreational
and hotel facilities of the Union, in-
cluding a swimming pool, seven
bowling alleys, a billiard room, ping
pong tables, barber shop, and the
Pendleton Library containing every-
thing from best sellers to classics.
Main Dining Room
The main dining room on the first
floor of the Union and the popular
cafeteria in the basement will be op-
erating during the Orientation peri-
od and throughout the regular school
year, while the smaller dining rooms
will be available for private dinners.
Each Friday and Saturday evening
1during the year the Union will hold
informal dances in the main ball-
room, Bill Sawyer's popular orches-
tra providing the syncopation. Be-
ginning the traditional winter for-
mal season, the Union Formal sup-
per dance will be held in November,
while afternoon tea dancing will be
provided by the Tuesday afternoon
'Coke Bars'.
The North Lounge on the Main
Floor serves as a campus meeting
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Largest Cooperative
-Enters Tenth Year
Providing regular meals, laundry
service, and other supplies and ser-
vices at cost, the Michigan Wolver-
ine, largest student cooperative in
the world, will enter its tenth year
of existence this fall.

Programs Open
To every man planning to enter the University this fall, whether fresh-
man or transfer student, the primary problem is how he can best serve his
country while receiving a college education.
One answer to this problem has been formulated by the various armed
forces of the United States in the form of reserve enlistment programs.
Under most of these programs students are permitted to complete their
college education before being called to active duty.
Any desire for immediate service with the armed forces or in war indus-
try must be tempered by the thought that modern warfare puts primary
emphasis on trained manpower, the University of Michigan War Board
points out. This need for training is underscored by the programs mapped
out by the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, which encourage students to re-
main in colleges and universities throughout the nation and thus create a
reservoir of trained men who can qualify for commissions as officers in thet
armed services, the War Board declares.
Therefore, the following reserve plans for University students have beenS
established and are now available to students meeting the qualifications.
Reserve Officers' Training Corpst
Since its establishment on campus in 1919, the Army Reserve Officers'1
Training Corps has offered Michigan men military training upon a volun-i
tary basis. With more than 1,100 cadets in the Corps, the ROTC performst
a most essential service to the country by supplementing the regular mili-
tary academies in maintaining the supply of trained Army officers.t
On completion of the entire program of eight terms-the firstfour oft
which constitute the Basic Course and the last four the Advanced Course-
graduates receive a second lieutenant's commission in the Officers' Reserve
Corps. The Department of Military Science and Tactics trains units in1
Infantry, Ordnance, Signal Corps, Corps of Engineers, Medical Corps, and
the Quartermaster Corps. Academic credit is given for the work, which alsot
takes the place of the required physical education, but reduced participation(
in the new physical hardening program is required. Students in the Ad-c
vanced Corps are deferred until graduation but are required to enroll in the
Army Enlisted Reserve Corps.t
Army Enlisted Reservec
The University of Michigan has been assigned a quota of 2,400 enlist-1
ments under the Army Enlisted Reserve Program. Enlistment is open toc
regularly enrolled University students, married or single, over 18 at time of
enlistment and under 45 at time of graduation. Students who enlist must
meet the physical requirements for entrance to an Officer Candidate School.,
Freshmen and sophomores who enlist will be given a qualifying examinationt
prior to the end of their sophomore year. Students who pass this examina-t
tion as well as those who originally enlisted as juniors and seniors will bei
permitted to continue their studies at the University until graduation pro-E
vided a satisfactory college standing is maintained and the urgency of thet
military situation permits.
Naval Reserves
The Navy Department has recently instituted a plan which permitsc
students between the ages of 17 and 26, who can meet the physical require-
ments, to enlist as Apprentice Seamen, Class V-1, and continue their col-
lege work at their own expense, in an inactive status. Toward the end of their
second year they are given a comprehensive examination, and if they pass,
may transfer to Class V-5, Aviation Cadet, or to Class V-7, Deck or Engi-
neering Officer. In the event that they choose Class V-5, they are per-
mitted to finish the second year in college, after which they go on active
duty for further aviation training in the Navy. If they choose Class V-7,
they are permitted to continue until graduation. Students failing the com-
prehensive examination are sent at once into active duty as apprentice
Army Air Force
Two plans are available to students desiring to enter the Army Air
Force. Under one, the student may enlist and then wait to be called for
active duty as aviation cadet when training facilities become available. The
other permits enlistment as a private in the Air Force Enlisted Reserve and
then requires the student to complete his education at the University before'
he is assigned to aviation cadet training.
Physical requirements are the same as for U.S. Army Reserve Officer
commissions except for higher standards of visions, hearing, etc., and a
mental qualifying examination must be passed. Freshman and sophomore
students will be required to take a second examination near the end of their
sophomore year. Those who maintain a good scholastic record and who
pass this examination will be requested to remain in school until graduation
while those who fail will be called to active service. Juniors and seniors will
not have to take this examination but must maintain a good scholastic
record or be made subject to call for active duty.
Marine, Coast Guard Reserves
Students, with the exception of those in medicine, dentistry, or theology,
may enlist in the Marine Corps Reserve and continue their college work in
an inactive status, provided they will be able to graduate with a degree and
complete their office candidate training before their twenty-seventh birth-
day. As in the other programs described above, a student who withdraws
from college is taken into active service immediately.
Also available to students is enrollment in the Coast Guard Reserve.
This is open to students 20-29 years old having one semester of college
math. Physical requirements are the same as for the Navy.
* * * *

'Critical' Courses Given
Many scientific and specialized courses that train a student for "critical
occupations" and thus defer him until graduation are being offered by the
University this fall.
Severe shortages exist in vital fields and the Selective Service has said
that those students who are in training to engage in activities necessary

Grant Creates
Loan Source
For Students
Funds Available To Help
Persons In Technical
Courses; May Borrow
500 Dollars Per Year
Must Do War Work
On Finishing School
Technical students who desire to
continue their education need not
abandon their future for high-paying
wartime jobs if they take advantage
of the five million dollar Congres-
sional appropriation for the malfi-
tenance of wartime education.
Students in physics, engineering,
pharmacy, medicine, and dentistry
who are within two years of complet-
ing their courses or are enrolled in
accelerated programs may borrow up
to 500 dollars a year or 1000 dollars
total. Spread over their college peri-
od, this will amount to tuition and
twenty-five dollars per month.
Only condition on the government
loans is that the student may sign
an agreement to go into war work at
the direction of the War Manpower
Commission when he completes his
college courses. The loans are to be
repaid to the government through
the University at 21/2% interest.
Should the student be called out
of college by the armed services be-
fore completiqn of his course, or is
disabled or killed in his country's
service after completion, the debt is
Other opportunities for loans and
self-help which do not depend on the
nature of a student's field of concen-
tration are provided by the Univers-
ity loan fund, plentiful jobs in Ann
Arbor, and National Youth Adminis-
tration jobs.
Contrary to previous impressions,
the NYA will this year be able to aid
about half the number of students
who benefitted by the efforts of the
organization in 1941-42.

Student Daily
Is Pacemaker
52-Year-Old Publication
Wins Many Awards
For Excellence
A Pacemaker for eight years' run-
ning and winner of numerous honors
awarded by Sigma Delta Chi, nation-
al professional journalistic society,
The Michigan Daily this fall begins
its 52nd year of continuous publica-
The Daily was published for the
first time in 1890 when a handful of
students persuaded a local print shop
to put out a four-page sheet. Today
The Daily occupies the entire second
floor of the thoroughly modern Stu-
dent Publications Building and has
a working staff of nearly 100 mem-
Since its start in the '90's, The
Daily has grown into a community
service, carrying all the Associated
Press wire news on two teletype ma-
chines and publishing in an up-to-
date plant built completely out of
Daily proceeds.
Complete Coverage
Complete coverage and quality in
reporting are the guiding principles
of the paper.
Senior editors this fall are Homer
Swander, managing editor; Will
Sapp, city editor; and Morton Mintz
editorial director. They are assisted
by senior associate editors Charles
Thatcher and George Sallade.
Daily work is divided among three
separate staffs-editorial, sports and
women's. Edit staff workers begin as
tryouts and learn newspaper essen-
tials -from the bottom up. They cover
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