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Tibbitts Says VSB is Basic
Counseling Agency For Vets
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article on the VSB is the first in a series on "What the
University Is Doing for the Veteran."
"Trying to discover the problems of veterans and steering veterans
to the agency that can do them the most good"-that, in brief, is the
primary function of the University Veterans Service Bureau, Clark Tibbitts,
director of the Bureau, pointed out yesterday.
The Service Bureau, established in June, 1944, as the basic counseling
agency of the University for World War II veterans, has interviewed
* * * approximately 1,000 prospective new
{' a 79 /~j7, students since its inception. At pres-
U To O ffer et ent, about 200 veterans are interview-
ed by the VSB each month.
lhort Courses In addition to publishing a basic
guide for veterans and numerous in-
formational booklets and surveys for
Pre-Term Refresher both the veteran and the University,
the VSB often serves as the initial
Study Program Told contact for the veteran interested in
entering the University.
A pre-term refresher course, aim- 'The first thing we do," Tibbitts
ed at improving the World War II "Te fis t weidn, Thit-
veterans' reading, concentration, and pointed out, " t orient the vet-
study ability, will begin September ran to the University, The veter-
'24 under the sponsorship of the Uni- survey is made of his interests,
was announcen y ce Bureau, it problems and financial relation-
ships with the government by Dor-
The course, to be taught by Univer- othy Coons, reception counselor."
sity staff members, will run for four Following the interview, an ap-
weeks and will include both English pointment is made for the vet-
and mathematics "at the level re- ran at HealthmService. Next stesr
is referral to the proper admissions
Veterans who desire review work in officer.
foreign language or science in prep- If the veteran is uncertain as to
aration for more advanced courses vocational objectives, he is sent to
mayarrange to "audit" appropriate the Psychological Clinic where he
classes during part of the four-week takes aptitude tests under the sup-
period.'ervision of Mrs. W. T. Donahue,
No academic credit will be given clinic director.
for this refresher work. The course "What may appear at first to be
will be conducted in accordance with excessive testing is recommended in
regulations of the veterans Admini- order that the interests of the vet-
stration to allow full subsistence to eran, who may have been in the ser-
those enrolling in full-time work. vice three or four years, may be dis-
Special fee charged for the program covered," Clark Hopkins, associate
and educational supplies will be paid director of the VSB explained.
by the U. S. Veterans Administra- "Thorough tests are given to assure
tion. that the student proceeds along the
Veterans should consult with their right academic course."
academip counselors and secure ap- - An additional function of the VSB
proval of his refresher program be- is to act as a liason between the Vet-
fore attending classes. erans Administration and the vet-
It will be appreciated if those who eran, Tibbitts said. Acting in this
plan to attend would notify the Ser- capacity, functions of the VSB in-
vice Bureau in advance and indi- elude: Informing the Veterans Ad-
cate subjects they intend to review. ministration of the presence of stu-
-- dent-vets; Informing the Admini-
stration of the veteran's overall aca-
LeM at To Give demic progress; Aiding the veteran
in obtaining his subsistence allow-
ance; and guidance is offered veter-
ans who leave the University to at-
tend other educational institutions.
Eugenia LeMat; grad., will relate a Studying the problems of the
few impressions of Fraince in an in- veteran and communicating them
formal talk before a meeting of the to the University; and sponsoring
French Club at 8 p. m. EWT (7 p. m. refresher course programs round
CWT) today in the League.' out the activities of the Service
"There is much of the life of the Bureau.
French people and their customs that "One of the most pressing prob-
escapes the Americans completely," lems of the veteran is housing,"
Miss LeMat, who lived in France for Tibbitts said. "Plans for the mar-
many years, said. ried-veteran apartments represent
Miss LeMat will talk about French a good beginning to the solution of
women, their qualities, attitudes the housing problem."
toward the home and families. In Since the creation of the Bureau,
addition, she will present some pic- which is neither an admissions nor a
tures of Paris, Brittany, Normandie, disciplinary office, it has been dis-
the Riviera and other parts of covered that "regaining effective
France. study habits is the fundamental diffi-
culty of the veteran."
"Once such study habits have been
Chamber Music W ill regained," Tibbitts asserted, "the av-
erage veteran does better than the
Be Played Tonight average pre-war civilian student. This
does not discount the fact that there
A program of Mozart and Brahms is an initial period of difficulty."
chamber music will be presented in a "Making school work seem im-
concert at 8:30 p. m. EWT (7:30 portant again after service duty is
p. m. CWT) today in Pattengill Audi- another problem with which the Uni-
torium of Ann Arbor High School. versity has to cope," Mrs. Donahue
The program will be performed by said. "The satisfaction of achieve-
Gilbert Ross and Marian Struble ment is an important factor in the
Freeman, violinists; Louise Rood and veteran's academic life."
Elizabeth Green, violists, and Robert Evidence that the University has
Swenson, cellist, gone a long way to solve these

This concert is the fourth in a ser- problems is indicated by two veter-
ies of five chamber music concerts ans, one of whom has been out of
sponsored by the School of Music. school for 17 years, the other for
The public is invited to attend the 8 years.
concert. "Both of these boys are coming
along well," Tibbetts said.
hAO5LEY YPEW ITERCO. The survey, "Educational Oppor-!
MOSELEY TYPEWRITER CO. tunities for Veterans" published by
PORTABLE TYPEWRITERS the Service Bureau for University
SOON ORDERNOW! vet-students and interested persons
SOON ORDER NOW! is now being revised and the revised
114 So. 4th Ave. Ph. 5888 edition will be available soon.
Rev. Hoffman of Chicago
To Be Honored At Tea
Summer The Rev. Clifton Hoffman of the
:"University of Chicago will be the
guest of honor at the SRA Coffee
SHourfrom 4 to 6 p. m. EWT (3 to 5
3.95 to 8.95 s p. im. CWT) tomorrow at Lane Hall.
Plain or Pleated MacArthur-Red Liason
Tans, Blues, ' :,; Steps To Be Organized
Browns and
rews dMANILA, Thursday, Aug. 9-IP)-
}.ys.>With Russia's declaration of war on
Walk a few steps Japan, it is expected that prompt
and save dollars. steps will be taken to'set up laiason
between the Red Army and General
K U O H N 'S MacArthur's headquarters.
MacArthur's "on to Tokyo forces"
were awakened today and notified
CLOTH ES SHOP shortly after the Soviet announce-
122 E. Liberty St. ment was broadcast at 4 a. in., Man-
ila time.
17A A a mmhrh f'nio ew I

Oral M~ethod
of Languagej
Study Praised
Poll Made by Institute
Of Linguistic Scholars
The wartime emergency has
brought into use a wide variety of
methods for teaching languages, but
are these methods adaptable to use
in the peacetime college program?
An unusually favorable opportun-
ity to answer this question exists at
Michigan this summer. Faculty mem-
bers are teaching language courses
by several different methods, and the
Linguistic Institute has brought here
for the summer session many out-
standing language scholars from oth-
er campuses - as teachers of cours-
es, as graduate and post-graduate
students, and as visitors.
Scholars Polled
Scholars in all these categories
were asked how they would like to
see languages taught, and how the
methods they prefer can be fitted
into the usual college program.
Relatively few of those interviewed
commented on the organization of
advanced courses. Those who men-
tioned them seem to be agreed that
these courses are already diversified
enough to meet most student require-
ments, and that the organization of
the first year's work is the most im-
portant current question.
Most often recommended was the
oral approach, in which practice in
hearing and speaking precedes read-
ing and writing. Under this method
students spend several hours a week
in a relatively large class under the
instructor, and additional time in
small sections under a drillmaster
or tutor.
Twaddell Praises Oral Work
Among advocates of this method
is Dr. W. F. Twaddell, head of the
German department at Wisconsin,
who believes that the techniques of
the first semester have already been
worked out, and that the next ques-
tion to be solved is how to improve
the transition to a better reading
knowledge in the second semester.
Most of those who recommend the
oral approach believe that the amount
of time now given to language study
in 'the college program is adequate;
they would find time for the oral
drill sessions by reducing the time
the student would otherwise be ex-
pected to give to unsupervised out-
side study.
Kurath To Amend Brown Plan
However, Dr. Hans Kurath, chair-
man of the division of modern lan-
guages at Brown University, intends
to recommend at Brown a plan
whereby first semester language stu-
dents would spend half their time
on a foreign language instead of the
present quarter time.
Also frequently recommended was
the multiple approach method, under
which practice in hearing, speaking,
reading and writing a language all
proceed simultaneously. Dr. E. Ade-
laide Hahn, head of the classics de-
partment at Hunter College, is a
strong supporter of this method, but
would improve the calibre of teach-
ers by teaching them a scientific ap-
proach to the facts of language
through graduate courses.
Another supporter of this method,
Dean Hayward Keniston, of the col-
lege of Literature, Science, and the
Arts, believes that, theteaching ma-
terials should be improved, so as to
give all students a broad cultural
background, regardless of the spe-
cial branch of language or literature
they will take up in advanced cours-
es. He called attention to the fact
that, contrary to popular belief, this
method does not neglect practice in
speaking and hearing.
Culture Emphasized

Dr. Clarence S. Yoakum, dean of
the graduate school, although he fa-
vors the oral approach, agrees with
Dean Keniston that a general cultur-
al knowledge of the country where
the language is spoken must be em-
Some language scholars would give
students a choice between the oral
approach and the multiple approach,
according to their aptitudes and pre-
Several of those questioned stated
that other methods are useful under
special circumstances. Thus Dr. C.
F. Voegelin, of Indiana University,
urges the use of the informant meth-
od where the uncertainty of a con-
tinued demand for a particular lan-
guage makes it impractical to ap-
point a trained instructor in that
tongue. Under this method a linguist
who has learned scientific methods
of recording living languages works
with a native speaker who is not a
trained language teacher.
Intensification Not Urged
Intensive courses - which can be

Slavic Jews Suffered

SOLDIER, 13, PRAISED BY COLONEL-Thirteen year-old Adone
Santiage (left), believed to be youngest soldier in Philippines army
uniform, gets a "well done" from Lt. Col. Robert W.. King of Terra
Haute, Ind., to whose 38th Division batallion the youth it attached.
The boy is credited with killing seven Japanese-one as a guerilla and
six as a Philippines soldier.
'Over 21', Fourth of Summer'
Series, To Be Given by Players

"Over 21," the fourth play to be
presented by the Michigan Repertory
Players during the summer session,
will be presented at 8:30 p. m. EWT
(7:30 p. m. CWT) tbday through Sat-
urday in the Lydia Mendelssohn The-
"Over 21" is the first play written
by vjeteran actress, Ruth Gordon.
The heroine is rumored to be pattern-
ed after the author's friend, Dorothy
Parker. In the play the seemingly
scatter-brained novelist has moved
into a Miami tourist cottage with her
husband to help him through the
Army Air Force officer candidate
The plot, concerns the difficulties
the sophisticated couple of about 40
has in battling the eccentricities of
tourist camps and army regulations.
The role of the energetic wife is
played by Phillis Petrikin, and play-
ing opposite her is Dan Mullin, last
seen in "The Male Animal."
Other members of the cast are
Ligon. .".
(Continued from Page 1)
Schenectady, N. Y., Dr. Ligon has
developed his method of character
analysis and building into almostj
an exact science which emphasizes
the primary importance of the in-
dividual in society. He will discuss
his methods and accomplishments
along this line. It is being given
under the combined sponsorship
of the University and Ann Arbor
Faculty . .
(Continued from Page 1)
final decision of Japan to meet the
surender ultimatum of the Allies."
Commenting upon the probable at-
titude of the Japanese people, Prof.
Joseph K. Yamagiwa, educational di-
rector of the Army Japanese Lan-{
guage School, said, "When I was inJ
Japan I felt that the people in gen-
eral had a healthy respect for the
Russian army, especially because of
the defeat suffered by the Japanese
in border fighting. I look for an even
more rapid deterioration of the Jap-
anese position than ever before," he
"As far as the training programs
are concerned," he added, "there
should be an increase, if possible, in
the tempo of learning for occupa-
tional as well as for combat purpos-
conducted by any of several methods
-were not recommended as a part
of the regular undergraduate pro-
gram, but several of those inter-
viewed pointed out the advantage of
offering them, especially in the sum-
mer session, for students who must
acquire a good command of a lan-
guage as rapidly as possible.
And finally, no one believes that
languages, or anything else; can be
taught by a painless hypodermic in-

Ethel Isenberg, Byron Mitchell, Mar-
tin Crowe, Mary Ellen Wood, Robert
Webber. Janine Robinson, Arthur
Shef, and Miriam McLaughlin.
Tickets may be purchased at the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Due to
the large nufnber of requests, a Sat-
urday matinee will be held at 2:30
p. m. EWT (1:30 p. m. CWT).
Von Stroheim
To Be Shown
"Ultimatum" the French filn spon-
sored by the Summer Session Office
will be shown at 8:30 p. m. EWT
(7:30 p. m. CWT) tomorrow and Sat-
urday in the Rackhom Auditorium.
In 1933, with many other German
cinema artists, including Dita Parlo,
who portrays the leading feminine
role in "Ultimatum," director Robert
Wiene left Germany and entered the
French film industry. Another refu-
gee soon joined them; a fugitive from
what he considered to be the Holly-
wood chain gang, Eric von Stroheim,
the villain of "Ultimatum."
With these two stars of "Grand
Illusion" in the leading role, Wiene
sought to re-create, in "Ultimatum,"
the fate of a Serbian officer and his
Austrian wife during the eventful
month between the assassination at
Sarajevo and the mobilization of Rus-
sia on July 29, 1914.
The message of warning, intended
for his French audiences, was ap-
parent. Wiene died in 1938 soon after
the last retakes of the film were
made, and did not live to see the
futility of this message.
Meeting lro Orient.
New US() Group
A Junior Hostess Orientation Meet-
ing will be held at 7:30 p. m. EWT
(6:30 p. m. CWT) Monday, Aug. 13,
in the USO Club at State and Huron.
All women between the ages of 18
and 30 are eligible for junior hostess-
ship, and those who will be on cam-
pus beyond the summer term are
especially requested to attend the
meeting. Women who become junior
hostesses are expected to contribute
one hour a week in addition to the
social hours.
If possible, two letters of recom-
mendation should be brought to the
meeting. One is to be from a pastor.
Two 'U' Graduates Are
Students in JAG School
Two University of Michigan grad-
uates, Louis E. Maggini and William
Henry Mountain, Jr., are enrolled
in the Judge Advocate General
School's 13th Officer Candidate Class.
Cand. Maggini received his AB de-
gree here in 1934 and graduated from
the Law School in 1937. Cand. Moun-
tam received his AB degree in 1927.
LOST: Shaeffer's pen. Somewhere on
State St. Name engraved, Chiao
Lein Hsin. Ph. 2-4648. 1109 S. State.
LOST: Phi Delta Theta pin. H. J. K.,
Tr .Mich Alnha on hrhac k_'1

By'The Associated Press
BITOLJ, Yugoslavia-It's an old
story now but every time you hear it
you are filled with pity, disgust and
It is the story of German persecu-
tions and brutality. Innumerable new
scenes from this drama of horror re-
main to be disclosed. The full story
of the Nazi crimes against the Jews
probably never will be known bu new
bits constantly come to light.
The following incident is almost
Begs for Attention
We were sitting in a gloomy little
tavern overlooking a narrow cobbled
street and the thin trickle of a river
that flows through this southern
Macedonian town. A small, mild
looking man slipped into a chair at
the next table. After several mo-
ments of uncertainty he passed over
a note in stilted but ungrammatical
English which "respectfully begged"
a few minutes of our time. We beck-
oned him over.
In an embarrassed whisper he said
that he was one of a half dozen jews
in Bitolj who had escaped German
4,000 Rounded Up
During a snow storm in the grim
winter of 1942, he said, all the Jews
in Bitolj-4,000 of them-were round-
ed up without warning. Their money
and belongings were taken from them
and they were herded into a train
for Skoplje.
In Skoplje they were crowded in-
to a tobacco warehouse with 5,000
Jews rounded up in Skoplje and 1,000'
from suriounding villages.
There was a dead kind of resigna-
tion in his tone as he told us how he
slid under barbed wire as the guard
was being changed and fled to the
home of an Albanian friend. The
next day he walked over the moun-
tains into Albania, staying two years
in Tirana until Nazi pressure forced
him to flee again into the hills and
the protection of partisan forces.
Loses Trace of Family
He showed us much - handled
snapshots. They showed a pretty
young woman and two plump, well-
dressed children. They were his wife
and children and he hadn't heard of
them since.
"But, why are you telling us this?"
we asked.
"I thought you might know what
had become of the Jews of Bitolj,"
the little man said. His voice was
sad but calm. "Please help me to
find out what became of the Jews
Opinions Sought
On Child Labor'
LANSING, Aug. 8-(-P)--Opinions of
probate judges and school superin-
tendents on the employment of min-
ors and the administration of child
labor lawsmare beingsought byba
Senate committee studying possible
changes in the state's child labor
Senator Harry F. Hittle of East
Lansing, chairman, reported that the
committee "hoped to find a formula
which he can apply generally and one
that is responsive to the needs of
boys and girls" through the findings
from 1,000 questionnaires whicl have
been sent out, combined with public
hearings in the fall.
The committee was appointed this
spring after the Senate defeated a
bill to revise child labor laws on, the
grounds that it gave too much auth-
ority to the State Department of
Both the judges and the school
superintendents who have answered
the questionnaire feel that part-time
work was beneficial for children over
14 but disagreed on the question of
issuance of work permits, Hittle said.


of Bitolj and of my wife and my son
and my daughter."
We promised without conviction to
make inquiries. What else can you
say in a case like that?
Ndew Executive
officer Named
To JAG School
O'Connor Replaced
By Lt. Col. Derrick
Lt.-Col. John H. Derrick has been
appointed executive officer of the
JAG School to replace Lt.-Col. Jere-
miah J. O'Connor, who left for as-
signment overseas.
A graduate of the Command and
General Staff School at Ft. Leaven-
worth, Kan., where he served as
instructor fior 13 months, Col. Der-
rick served in North Ireland, North
Africa and Italy as assistant staff
judge advocate and assistant G-3
with the 34th Infantry Division. He
also saw service as battalion execu-
tive and battalion commander with
field artillery units of the division.
Col. O'Connor was attorney in the
office of the general counsel for the
Security and Exchange Commission
before he was called to duty in the
Judge Advocate General Department
in September, 1941. After complet-
ing his training as a member of the
Eighth Officer Class here, Col. O'-
Connor was assigned to the Military
Affairs Departmnent of the school as
an instructor, later becoming assist-
ant director of the department. He
was named Executive Officer in Jan-
uary, 1944.
Hillel Services
Will Feature
Talk by Cohen
Week-end activities at the Hillel
Foundation will include Sabbath eve
services at 8 p. m. EWT (7 p. m.
CWT) tomorrow and a mixer from 9
p. m. to midnight EWT (8 to 11
p. m. CWT) Saturday.
Dr. Saul L. Cohen of the physiology
department will speak during the
services on "The Jew and the Peace."
He will discuss the position of the
Jew in the United Nations frame-
work, the treatment of Europe's
homeless Jewry, and the trustee
principle and its application to Pales-
Services will be conducted by Ben-
son Jaffee and Gilbert Iser, and will
be followed by asocial hour and re-
Saturday's non-date affair, the
mixer will feature dncing, card
games, entertainment and refresh-
ments. Chaperones will be Dr. and
Mrs. Reuben L. Kahn and Mr. and
Mrs. Osias Zwerdling. Betty Fried-
lander is student director in charge.
Your haircut is blended, shaped,
cut to your individual tastes.
Your hair and scalp problems
are our problems too. Our popu-
larity with the Service Man is
commendable. We are glad to
serve in the interest of public
health and morale.
The DASCOLA Barbers
Off State on Liberty

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Eastern War Time
7:05-Morning Round-up.
7:15-Sleepy Head Serenade

11:05-Piano Moods.
11:15-Listen Ladies.
11:30-Farm & Home Hour.
12:15-Jesse Crawford.
12:20-Merle Pitt.

2:45-Baseball Brevities.
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