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PAGE SIX

THE MWT-IWN AILY

VETS IN ACTION:-
AVC Cornittees ase
Pr gram on Proeress

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1947

Two expanding University chap-
tors of the American Veterans
Committee, on the campus and at
Willow Village, will continue this
year, a program directed toward
"local imp, ovements, and nationa
progress embellished with social
relief."
This prospectus came from
Lorne Cook, chairman of the cam-
OTC Trains
Better Officers
For U rm
Courses Designed to
ImproveBackground
Under a post-war program init-
iated last fall, the University Re-
serve Officers' Training Unit is
giving courses of instruction de-
signed to produce "potentially su-
perior officers" for the .United
States Army, as well as to supple-
ment training in other depart-
ments of the University.
In addition to purely military
instruction, the program places
emphasis on subjects such as lead-
ership training, exercise of com-
mand, map and aerial photograph
reading, personnel management,
and geographical foundations of
national power. After instruction
in military fundamentals, students
are then required to solve specific
military problems.
The course of instruction is di-
'vided into two sections; an ele-
mentary course and an -advanced
course of two years each. If se-
lected after the first two years for
the advanced course, the student
may specialize in any one unit of
the ROTC-the Infantry, Quar-
termaster Corps, Engineer Corps,
Ordinance Department, Signal
Corps, or Transportation Corps.
If he successfully completes the
course he is commissioned as a
second lieutenant in the Officers'
Reserve Corps.
Students enrolled in the ele-
mentary course are provided with
uniforms, equipmet, and texts,
while in the advanced course stu-
dents are paid about $20 a month.
Credit is given for portions of the
elementary course to men who
have completed training in Junior
ROTC units, or to those who have
had military service in the armed
ervices
Men Joining
NROTC May
Choose Status
Completing the shift from a
wartime to a peacetime basis last
fall, the University Naval Reserve
Officers' Training Unit now pro-
vides two programs for students
who wish to enter the NROTC.
Included in a maximum of 300
students, no more than 100 of
whom may be entering freshmen,
are regular NROTC students,
completely subsidized by the gov-
ernment, and contract students,
who will receive a commission at
the end of their training, but
who pay their own way. The reg-
ular students receive retainer pay
of $600 a year, tuition, fees, books,
and laboratory expenses for a
maximum of four years.
The NROTC course of training
consists of Naval Science courses,
drills, and exercises. The courses,
one of which the student will or-
dinarily take each semester, are
designed to provide a basic profes-

sional Naval education compar-
able to that possessed by grad-
uates of the U. S. Naval Academy.
Military drills take place from
time to time during a two hour
practice period each week.
Uniforms are worn on special
occasions, but the student is under
military discipline only when en-
gaged in activities connected with
the Naval Science course.
Regular NROTC students must
engage in three summer training
cruises of from six to eight weeks
duration, and must assume active
duty as an officer of the Navy or
Marine Corps for at least 15
months after graduation.
Offer Class in
Litle Business
Designee to meet the needs of
veterans planning to go into bus-
iness for themselves, a four.
months course under the super-
vision of Prof. Charles L. Jamison
of the business administration
school covers the knowledge which
men in small businesses should
have.
Set up in1945 by the School

us chapter, who announced, tha
'lans were afoot for an AVC-
:ponsorcd essay contest on some
aspect of the current world scene.
Exross Broader View
"We're out to instill an aware.
ness in young people of America'
role in the world scheme o
hings," Cook explained. "In thi
irection, we will offer secondar
chcol students of Washtenaw
lounty an opportunity to express
hemselves on a broader view-
-oint than that of the traditional
Americanism' ideal generally re-
luired in essay contests."
As far as local affairs are con-
cerned AVC plans to keep
weather-eye out for the needs o
>ampus citizens in general and
make every effort to improve their
=onditions, Cook commented.
"Last semester, we took note o'
the cost of living here at Anr
Arbor," Cook remarked, "and con-
ducted a survey among the stu
dent veterans to determine how
they were meeting these costs.
Our findings were later presented
o Congress in connection with
the bill to increase subsistence
and to retain rent ceilings."
Cafeteria Cleaned Up
Out at Willow Village, a small.
but active AVC chapter, early be-
came aware of widespread dissat-
isfaction with conditions at the
West Lodge Cafeteria, and cam-
paigned for their betterment. The
chapter presented a report to Uni-
versity officials, testifying to the
lack of cleanliness, poor food qual-
ity and inadequate food prepara-
tion.
The University quickly acted to
revoke the concession to the op-
crators and assumed direct con-
trol of the cafeteria's manage-
ment. An almost immediate re-
sponse fhom the residents of Wil-
low Village was indicated by large
patronage, and general satisfac-
tion with the food and service.
According 'to Walt Hoffman,
chairman of the Village chapter.
the group will remain aware of,
and act to improve the living con-
ditions of those who must remain
in the Village, pending the com-
pletion of more convenient ac-
commodations in Ann Arbor.
The AVC aas in the forefront
this past summer in the initia-
tion of the statewide campaign
to place the Callahan Act for the
registration and outlawing of
"foreign agencies" on the Mich-
igan ballot for possible recall by
the people. Members conducted,
and are still conducting, petition
campaigns to round up the signa-
tures required in order that the
referendum be effected.
Past Activities
Among other of the AVC's past
activities and accomplishments,
which according to the chairmen
of both chapters set the pattern
for future plans, are the sponsor-
ship of Henry Wallace's visit to
the University and the presenta-
tion of a faculty panel on U.S.
aid to Greece. A group from AVC
worked with Literary College of-
ficials on proposed curriculum
changes.
In the realm of social events the
AVC sponsored weekly record hops
;n Wednesday afternoons, a
Spring Thaw," dance and a
"Chance Dance" mixer. The mid-
west premiere of the French film,
"The Well-Digger's Daughter,"
and later a presentation of "Chil-
dren of Paradise,"another French
first-run film, were sponsored by
AVC. A festival of folk songs was
presented as well.
MadlCourses
To Veterans
'U' Will Continue

USAFIProgram
American service men and
women from Guadalcanal to Cor-
sica have been encouraged to con-
tinue their education through
United States Armed Forces Insti-
tute course administered by the
Correspondence Study Depart-
ment.
The University, in cooperation
with nearly 100 other colleges and
universities throughout the na-
tion, will continue to make these
courses - by - mail available to
armed forces personnel for sev-
eral years, according to govern-
ment plans.
During the war, USAFI courses
were sent from the University to
almost 4,000 men and women inj
all branches of the service-the
eighth largest enrollment in the
country. Many of the students
completed the courses in which
they originally enrolled and have
elected new ones. Some of them
are now continuing their educa-
tion on the campus.
Both high school and college
credit courses, including basic
courses in languages, mathema-

Peak Expected
In Enrollment
Here This Fall
Next Year May Bring
Lowered Numbers
(Continued from Page 1)
lowance, some of the men In this
-ategory might return to school."
Me also believes that some of the
elder veterans have decided that
he four-year course is too long.
Pressure for admittance to
professional schools has reached
a critical point, with the med-
ical, dental and law schools
slcne turning down at least
3,285 would-be University st-
dents.
As early as last May the dental
-chool had 1,400 applications for a
reshman class of 90, the medical
choal had 1,200 applications for
1 class of 125, and law school 1,400
pplications for a class of 500.
The dental school is not accept-
ng any out-of-state students this
'all, but the medical school will
ill one third of its class with non-
esident students-about 42.
The graduate school has re-
ported the largest single ex-
pzcctd increase. Incomplete fig-
ures indicate an over-capacity
enrollment of 3,600 this fall as
compared to 3,300 last spring.
Total enrolli.en t estimates
nade available by officials of the
:ifferent schools and colleges are:
nedical school, 475; education,
60; engineering, 4,000; literary
ollege, 7,200; dental school, 340;
orestry and conservation, 280;
nusic, 475; pharmacy, 200; law,
,150; architecture, 625; graduate,
,600; business administration,
,100; public health, 200. No esti-
nate is available for the nursing
chool.
Building..
(Continued from Page 1)
et for the women's dormitory on
)bservatory and the storage
uilding behind the Hospital.
A two-story temporary class-
oom building on Washington Will
tdd 22 classrooms and 10 offices
o the University's capacity for the
all.
Construction of a projected new
. aternity Hospital had to be
emporarily abandoned when
unds from the State Legislature
were not forthcoming.
tdequate for 12,500
Despite the wide expansion
lanned during the next two
ears, top administration officials
)oint out that completion of the
>resent construction , program
vould give the University a phy-
ical plan ordinarily adequate for
inly 12,500 students.
Until the start of the present
:onstruction program no funds for
iducational buildings here had
>een provided by the State for 18
Tears. Although the ,pharmacol-
gy, romance languages and eco-
aomics buildings and Unversity
'Sall have all been labeled "fire
n hazards," by State ,inspectors, ad-
ministration officials say it will
d be necessary to continue using
them even after the completion of
the present building program.

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electrical engineers will be able
to consolidate. At the present
time the department is located in
two buildings, with the electrical
,measurement room near the Arch,
the dynamos and offices on the
second floor of West Engineering
Building, the electronics in a
wooden shack back of the ROTC
Building and photometrics in the
mold loft on the third floor of
West Engineering.
The aeronautical department
has not been much better off.
Since 1924 the department has oc-
cupied the basement of the East
Engineering Building. At that
time a wind tunnel was installed
and several rooms originally de-
signed for storage were converted
into classrooms and laboratories.
Much of this space has been un-
usable since construction of the
new wing was started. The de-
partment is now in temporary of-
fices ip the lobby of East Engi-
neering Building. Two members
operate from windowless basement
rooms with no ventilation.
When the new building is com-
pleted, the electrical department
will have room for three alternat-
ing and two direct current dyna-
mo laboratories in the basement,
and the aeronautical department
will set up a structures laboratory.
Most of the first floor will be
reserved for classrooms and offi-
ces, an instrument laboratory, and
a vibration laboratory for the aer-
onautical engineers. The electri-
cal engineers will take over the
second and third floors, with the,
third devoted almost entirely to
electronics and communication.
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shaded campus walks on their way to class. It runs between within its gray brick walls. During classes the walks have a de
the General Library, on the right, and the physics laboratory on serted look, but the between class rush rivals Broadway an
the left. In the background is the Romance Language building, 42nd Street.
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