March 17, 1944.
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70% MORE IN ’44
The American Red Cross is asking for
a 70% increase in donations this year over
the amount given last j’ear. This seems to be
a small percentage of increase when we real-
• ize how much war activities and the work
of the Red Cross have increased since last
The Red Cross is at the side of every
fighting man and wonia(ii wherever he or
she may be—in the United States, Europe,
Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Iceland or the Aleu-
tijins, Red Cross workers stand ready to rend
er any service, large or small, to the fighting
man or his family at all times.
A large range of activities is included in
the woi’k of the Red Cross. To the civilian
population training is provided in ^first aid,
home nursing, nurse’s aide, dietitian’s aide;
and aid is given in time of disasters such as
fire, flood, or torAado. Supplies are furnished
to provide entertainment and amusement in
army camps and hospitals at home and abroad.
Red Cross workers help entertain the service
men and teach them useful trades in rehabilita
tion work at base hospitals. After a raid over
Germany, the returning airmen are met by a
Red Cross Mobile Canteen and served hot
coffee and doughnuts by a Red Cross worker.
Knitted sweaters and gloves are furnished to
civilian refugees as well as to the armed forces.
Service Clubs are set up by the Red Cross in
the larger cities overseas to provide addition
al facilities for service men. And perhaps most
important of all, the American Red Cross,
through the International Red Cross, furnish
es food and clothing for American prisoners of
war in Germany. A similar service does not
reach the prisoners of war in Japanese hands
only because of the Japai;ese Government,
Naturaly, these tremendous activities
cannot be carried on without sufficient funds.
This is no ordinary pre-war membership drive
or' Roll Call going on this month throughout
the United States. It is, rather, a War
Fund Drive for 1944—a drive to provide suf
ficient funds to meet the increased wartime
needs of the armed forces that must be met
by the Red Cross.
We caimot refuse to head this call. Our
contributions should even be greater than
last year’s. Every one of us must do our part.
Our boys are counting on us. Can we let
Don’t ^ote Me.... But—
Ummmmm . . . ain’t this time of year heaven tho’ . . . life can
be beautiful after all! The spirit of spring has gotton into everybody’s
bones which simply means that from now on anything can happen . . .
Dear Dr. Rondthaler . . . what other teacher have we, please,
who would have been so down-right human as to let us out of class
to see Jane Strom and husband ... we appreciate it awfully. Dr. E. . . .
Then there was the decency of the Soph, tests not getting here
in time for the Sophs t6 take them Wed. afternoon . . . t’ain’t fair,
anyhow, for those poor children to struggle for seven hours . . •
(also t’ain’t fair for the D. S. to be quiet that long ... alas)
This has been a week, hasn’t it . . • what with income tax,
Soph, tests. Ides of March, end of six weeks, two elections—oh,
Brother—no wonder they threw in those two perfectly beautiful chapel
programs. It was quite significant that Defan Vardell should choose to
speak on Shakespeare the very day that the Shakespeare class had
t^ir six weeks ... we had been waiting for that a long time (Dean
VarJell’s Music in Shakespeare”—not the test, golly) and now we are
waiting for all of those pages that he turned over without using .
it was really great. Dean Vardell—besides .what’s more fun or more
unpredictable then when Dr. B. and Dr. V. are on the platform together?
While we are on chapel programs we must mention the Teacher’s
•College Glee Club—but what can wcf say more then has been saidt . .
we love that program and hope that it will remain one of our tradi
OOOoooouuu . . . them “Please Keep Off The Grass’ signs—there
are simply millions of them about . . . practically one or every blade
of grass and every stump, post and tree trunk . . . there m.ust have been
a sale . . . Grand!
Have you noticed the great change in
the Reference and Periodical room in the
Library? The college has realized for some
time that the lighting was not sufficient, but it
took time to get the fixtures that were want
ed. There are now eight fluorescent lights in
the Reference Room and others are to be
placed there during the holidays.
We students wish to thank the college
from the bottom of our hearts for this new
improvement. It is really wonderfully bright
now, and there will be no more frowning,
squinting, and headaches from the lighting
situation. Consequently, there should be no
more excuses for not studying in the library.
WOMEN STUDENTS AND THE WAR
We hear that Mr. Holder was the
come tax . . . well, now, that’s right fine
prodigy on figuring up in-
, . uh, hum, we like that . . .
Oh, by the way, has the Luck of Londton come your way yet?
Just sit tight ... it will! It’s a mystery to me how anybody has the
time any stamps to start such stuff . . . Friday we are supposed to
get $45,000—Gracie Fields did . . . Tipe! »
These days Vo“ J“st can’t get mad with anybody, can you? . . .
the little jonquils and forsytliia are trying to outshine the sun and
Bitting’s willow is boasting a .shade of green unegualed by man . . .
four more days until it’s really spring ....
’Tis done . . • “God’s in His heaven, all's right with the world” . . .
so we may stop now, loving you all
'BiBiS' H.a.B' an
Cuando miro el azul horizonte
Perderse 4 lo lejos,
A1 traves de una gasa de polvo
Dorado e inquieto,
Me parece posible arrancarma
Del misero suelo,
T flotar con la niebla dorada
Ea dtomos leves
Cual ella deshecho.
Cuando miro de noche en el fondo
Opscuro del cielo
Las estrellas temblar, eomo ardiente*
Pupilas de fuego,
Me parece posible & do brillan
Subir en un vuelo,
T anegarme en su lu.z, y con ellaa
Fuadirme en un beso.
Eundirme en un beao.
En el nxar de la dnda ea qae bogo
Ni ann si lo qne creo;
ISin. embargo, estas ansias me dieen
Que yo Uevo algo
Divino aqui deatrol
GnstSiTo Adolfo B^eqner
WASHINGTON — (ACP) — More than a
year ago, the government said it needed im
mediate training of college women to meet
the demands of war. As more men go into
the armed forces, the need grows for women
in various types of war service. Here is the
up-to-date stories of important vacancies for
women today—vacancies wliich the govern
ment is trying hard to fill.
In time of war, the armed forces have
the first claim upon men and women alike.
But the response of American women to the
call of the armed forces has been, on the
whole, a somewhat sad one. Thousands of ad
ditional recruits are needed, and some of them,
in terms of the womanpower supply,and de
mand, must come from our colleges.
The WAC has reported that on January
1, 1944, its strength was 62,859 officers and
enlisted women. Line that up against the
authorized strength of the WAC—200,000 wo
men, many of whom are required for overseas’
If you don’t want to go overseas, you
can still release another person for it. Re
cently the WAC has been recruiting for speci
fic station assignments within this country.
It is now also permitting candidates to aj)ply
for a specific job on the basis of their previous
experience. Qualified college women who en
list in the WAC have a good chance to be
come officers and to continue working in
their major field at a place of their own choos
The WAVES still need additional officer
candidates, who will be recruited from civilian
life. WAVE present strength is nearly 50,000
women. It’s expected to i,’each 100,000 by the
end of this year.
The Navy is now selecting college grad
uates more on the basis of their ability to do
certain jobs than on the basis of general per
sonal qualifications. Although the jobs for
which personnel is needed varies from time to
time, yon have a good ^ chance of finding a
spot where you can use your college major.
At present the WAVES greatest needs
are for aerologists, mathematicians^ physicists,
instructors in air navigation, supply corps of
ficers and offi(pers for medical research.
The SPARS prefer college graduates with,
at least three years of work experience. Col
lege women who worked before entering school
and during summer vacations can help to fill
SPAR openings for lawyers, pay and supply
officers, communications, ordnance and person
Maybe you want to be a MARINE. That
branch of the service is recruiting officer can
didates to work as specialists in various fields
or as general duty officers.
Remember enlistment in the armed for
ces adds ug to more than patriotic service.
You will receive the same postwar benefits as
our men. m the armed forces. A bill is now
in Congress to provide for veterans who meet
certain standards a year of education at gov
ernment expense. If this particular bill, wliich
is sponsored by Senator Thomas of Utah, does
not pass, it’s almost certain that similar leg
islation will make the grade.