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Encyclopedia of Baldwin Wallace University History: Other - W

An Index of Historical Content and Their Sources

WBWC

Citation: “WBWC-FM on the Air,” Baldwin-Wallace College News Letter 26, no. 1 (1959): p. 2.

WBWC-FM, "The Community Voice of B-W" went on the air for the first time with dedication ceremonies in the Men's Gymnasium, March 2, and Baldwin-Wallace went "On Parade" in the Lakewood Civic Auditorium before almost 1,600 music lovers, March 5.

CitationBette Lou Higgins, The Past We Inherit: A history of Baldwin-Wallace College 1835 - 1974 (printed by the author, 1974), 81.

Another area of theatrical expansion was the establishment of WBWC, a B-W student operated F.M. radio station. WBWC emitted its first life signals in 1958 with a staff of 25 and a weekday schedule of 7:00p.m. – 9:30 P.M. The initial cost of opening the station was borne in the main by the Student Council which donated $4,000.00 to the operation. The rest of the money was raised through a subscription campaign conducted among the B-W students and parents. The total capital invested amounted to $5,000.00.

When WBWC first appeared on the scene, one of its basic problems was the lack of F.M. radios. Relatively few F.M. radios could be found in the dormitories. In 1960, however, the college took positive steps in helping WBWC reach the students. An allocation of $3,000.00 was made to provide for the installation of a system of converters in all dorms which would transmit on the power circuits of the dorm an A.M. signal which could be received in normal fashion on any radio plugged into the dorm’s power system and on transistors held near an AC electrical outlet.

Conceived originally as an operation on which the F.M. program could be duplicated, WBWC-AM broke into the air in 1960. However, the closed circuit nature of WBWC-AM made it easily adaptable to several new areas of broadcasting (especially since this system was not under FCC control). Not licensed to broadcast commercial material, the F.M. was not very profitable since its only source of income was the annual Student Council allotment. The A.M., allowed to use commercials, turned in a sales revenue of $300.00 after its first year on the air. During the following year, it managed to sell $1,000.00 in commercial material, which then became the stations’ normal income. Because of the A.M.’s ability to use commercials, it was impossible for the A.M. program to duplicate the F.M. one. The station had to split its channels and broadcast different material simultaneously on A.M. and F.M.

In 1962, WBWC acquired a teletype which further complicated the splitting situation. The problem was that the teletype was leased for use on A.M. only. Therefore, the stations’ hourly newscasts had to be split because of the special features received from the teletype, the commercial material and the special campus broadcasts for which the F.M. station rights could not be obtained. Though the problem of splitting the A.M. and F.M. would not be difficult under ordinary situations, and in normal stations, the WBWC studio had been designed and installed as the bare minimum for ONE studio, not TWO. This naturally caused an undue amount of stress on the available studio equipment which eventually killed the equipment long before it reached its normal range of life expectancy. This problem of overworked equipment and staff came to a head c. 1964 when station manager Ronald Kramer pointed out that the college’s lack of financial support for equipment maintenance led to total equipment replacement after only six years of operation.

Despite the nearness to death that Ronald envisioned, WBWC is still alive and well and living in the F.M. land of Baldwin-Wallace. (D7) Having returned permanently to F.M. in 1960, WBWC offers a wide variety of programs – from classical music in their “Music of the Masters Program” to “soul Serenade” and jazz programs. The station also offers special programs such as radio dramas produced by B-W students and public affairs programs.

Citation: Maria J. Hoffmann, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1978), pp. 142-144.

WBWC, B-W's student-operated radio station, first began broadcasting in 1958. 1978's broadcasting season marked twenty years on the air for WBWC. The station celebrated it's anniversary with special programs, including a salute to former station personnel, contests, dances, and record giveaways. In the spring of 1978, exactly twenty years after WBWC began its first days of broadcasting, a rededication was held live, over the air, with College President Dr. Bonds presiding.

The 1977-78 school year also saw many new faces and innovations. Under Patrick Mezzulo, the station's general manager, WBWC operated on the air approximately twelve hours a day. While the station's progressive format was comprised mostly of soft rock, a student survey taken in Fall meetings and Nuclear Disarmament to Renaissance Music and Energy Conservation. The percentage of public service announcements increased considerably, as did local and national news coverage.

The most important part of WBWC is the Staff and management who make broadcasting possible. In 1978, campus 1977 showed strong student interest in other areas of music. Therefore, Jazz programming was increased and WBWC soon boasted a recorded Jazz library rivaling any in the Cleveland listening area. Classical music airplay was increased also and an extensive Classical library was established.

WBWC's educational and public affairs programming continued to follow a trend set years earlier by former general manager Philip Johnson. Both Berea City Council and Student Senate broadcasts had become regular features, and Professor Treybig's The Sociology of the Family lectures were broadcast twice-weekly by the station. Daily programs were also aired which covered topics from United Nation interest ran so high that the average number of staff member's rose to sixty per quarter. All director's positions were occupied, and the station advanced both technically and organizationally during the course of the year. In Spring 1978, Philip Finn succeeded Pat Mezzulo as general manager of the station.

White Rose Ceremony

Citation: "The Annual Tribute of One White Rose," Christian Advocate, June 20, 1894.

His eyes were full of tears, his voice husky. “She was dutiful and loving," he said. ''She was ambitious and studious. She had talent clothed in modesty. She feared God and served him. When she died our hearts were almost broken. We could hardly bear that she should be away from us. That she should be forgotten we could not bear. So we cast about for a befitting memorial. She graduated from this school. She loved its teachers and students. She valued good literature, and appreciated its advantages to those engaged in study. She took an interest in the library, and catalogued it for readier use. When she died she left from her humble store quite a sum to be expended in books for its shelves. So her mother and I, and her brothers, agreed on a memorial library building. It stands before you. What of our means we have invested in it we present to the Board of Trustees of Baldwin University, with the single condition, that every year they shall [illegible] a single white rose to be offered to her memory in the building which bears her name."

Thus spoke Brother John Baldwin, and thus ' began the Festival of the White Flower, which, if we mistake not, will grow into the festival-day of the young women of Baldwin University, when men and maidens together adorned with white roses will pledge themselves to '' wear the white flower of a blameless life.'' Our correspondent thus reports-the service:

“The dedicatory exercises of the Philura Gould Baldwin Memorial Library took place at 2.30 P.M., Thursday, June 14th, at the building, President Stubbs presiding. Professor W. C. Peirce announced the hymn, ''All hail the power of Jesus' name;'' Rev. B. J. Hoadley, of the North Ohio Conference, led in a prayer of peculiar beauty and appropriateness; Rev. G. A. Reeder read Rev. xxi, 1-7. The address of the

occasion was given by Rev. D. H. Moore, D. D., editor of the WESTERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE. He saw in the building an illustration of the right use of consecrated wealth, a worthy memorial of the beautiful life in whose memory it was built, and the beginning of an era of new efficiency in the work of the school. "

After a brief historic resume of the growth of literature, from the rude hieroglyph to the completed book, he congratulated faculty, trustees, students and friends that God had put it into the hearts of the donors to give the beautiful building, which is so fitting a memorial of such a life; for, said he, if there is anything in the world that is a type of immortality, it is a library. Life forever is in a book; mind goes on. Books incarnate men's mind and spirit.

“Mr. John Baldwin, in behalf of himself and family, formally presented the building to the Board of Trustees, saying, in conclusion, that the only condition of their gift was the annual giving of one white rose as an appropriate type of [illegible] memorial it is. Dr. Hoyt, for the [illegible], in appropriate and feeling [illegible] accepted the condition and the gift.  The following dedicatory hymn, written by Miss Hannah Foster, was sung:

"Great Builder Thou, whose power alone
Hath laid in space the corner-stone
Of countless worlds-O what are we
Who build and dedicate to thee?

Yet is it thine-this structure fair;
Each stone was set with faith and prayer,
Though eyes were dim and hearts were sore
For one gone forth, who comes no more.

Accept it, Lord, and let it prove
To souls a thirst for light and love
A place where truth's illumined page
Shall glow for childhood, youth, and age.

The cherished name this building bears,
Won all the wealth of love it wears;
These walls, which now that name endears,
Shall stand above the drift of years.

Swing back, O doors! "Let there be light"
From shadowed vale to sunlit height;
It was not far!-O dear one gone-
In blessed deeds live on, live on!

"Miss Mary Helen Smith, of the Senior Class, presented the rose according to the terms of the gift, and President Stubbs closed the exercises with appropriate remarks. Acting President Warner pronounced the benediction, and the thirty-seventh Commencement, which will be one of the historic Commencements of the school, closed.''

[The building is of stone-two stories and a basement-finished in pine-paneled ceilings-light and airy. The memorial window to Miss Baldwin is an impressive piece of work. Total cost, $10,000.]

Citation: A. Wesley Roehm, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1928), p. 120.

"Every June we bring a rosebud, white as flake of driven snow" on Commencement Day in memory of Philura Gould Baldwin, organizer and librarian of the first library on our campus. As a memorial to her sweet life, Mr. and Mrs. John Baldwin, Jr., her parents, erected the Philura Gould Memorial Library. To help perpetuate her memory they asked that each year a white rose be placed on the mantel in the library and that it be left there throughout the year until a fresh rose is put in its place. This act is accompanied by a beautiful and impressive ceremony. The white rose remains untouched and unmolested, its sacred significance respected by all. SENIOR PLAY-SENIOR MEMORIAL The Senior Class takes unto itself each year the pleasurable task of presenting a play to the public, under the direction of Professor and Mrs. Dana T. Burns. Nor could the Seniors call their college life complete without leaving behind them a token of their interest in, and love for, their Alma Mater. Therefore each year they dedicate a memorial to the College.

World War I and Baldwin-Wallace

Citation: “Many B-W. Men in World War For Democracy,” The Exponent, October 10, 1917, pp. 1 & 5.

Partial List Shows Forty-Six In Nine Branches of Service.

Flying from the windows of the Schiller Society rooms in the Administration building is a service flag with twelve stars, each star representing a man who is now in some branch of Government service. If Baldwin-Wallace College were to fly a flag containing a star for each of her sons who is now in the service of his country, it would require a flag of large dimensions. Recently the College and The Exponent have been interested in compiling a list of all B.-W. men—students and alumi— who are in the army or navy. The list to date is quite incomplete but we hope to add the names of others in the near future. The Exponent will be very grateful for any information which the reader is able to furnish in regard to any student or alumnus who has either enlisted or has been drafted.

At present, report has come of forty-six men in nine different branches of government service. As commissioned officers and as men in training for officers who will command men on the firing line or prepare others for the trenches; as mem- who belong to the army whose duty it is to remove the wounded men from the front; as members of the Army Y. M. C. A. who are endeavoring to maintain a high standard of moral life in the army camps; as recruits in drafted or regular army or as members of artillery companies or aviation corps who will do the actual fighting, Baldwin-Wallace men are helping America in this great struggle for world democracy.

We print below the list of men as we have it at present; also as far as possible the branch of service each man is in and his address.

Commissioned Officers

Immanuel Haebich '15, First Lieut., Ft. Sheridan, Grand Rapids, Mich. Oscar G. Clogg '15, Battery D, First Ohio Field Artillery, Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Ala. Edward Baur, First Lieut. Major John R. Sotitham, 145 U. S. A., Montgomery, Ala.

In Officers' Training Camp

Albert Ansel '16. Daniel Matthaei '11, Fort Niagara, N. Y. James B. Stout '17.

Hospital Corps

The following twelve men are "somewhere in France" with the Lakeside Hospital Unit and may be addressed thus; M. E. R. C, U., S.i Base Hospital 4, American Expeditionary Force.

Lawrence Blackburn, Charles Bredt. Harold Christ, Walter F. Clancy '17, Dwight L. Dumond, »J, Warren Easley '17, Donald G.; Gensemer '17, William C. Pfeiffer '17, Harold Speckman '15, Fred Bohley, Peter H. Johnson and Herbert Curtis. Leslie Fontaine is with the Second Hospital Reserv.e, "somewhere in France."

Ambulance Corps

Chas. Pawlik, Chicago University Ambulance Corps, "somewhere in France." Victor Hart. Nelson Campbell '14. Geo. Kochis, First Pa. Red Cross Ambulance Corps at Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga.

Drafted Men in Service at Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio

Murl M. Berry, 329 Inf. Paul Baur '17. Orvis Irvin '14. Edwin Streng 'IB. Kingsley W. Roth.

Regular Army

Stanton Rupert, Co. E, 146th Inf., U. S. N. G., Montgomery, Aia. Chas. Smith, Co. A, 135th Inf., U. S. N. G., Montgomery, Ala

Army Y. M. C. A.

Walter Plank '17. Herman P. Guh.se '13. Julius Hecker '10. Henry Lash '15. Gustave Kaletsch '13.

Aviation Corps

Glenn Hathaway, Camp Lea Side 17, Aerial Squadron. Field Artillery Irving Simons, Camp Sheridan Montgomery, Ala.

The following men are in the service but we are unable to tell what branch of service they are in or where they are located:

Benjamin Drescher '14, Walter Johnson, Wm. H. P. Johnson, Geo. Middleton '17, Law; Lee Asling, Edward H. Lewandswski '07, Herbert Mattison and Louis Philip.

There are undoubtedly some errors in this list and we will gladly welcome any corrections.

Citation: Interesting Letter From B-W Men Who are in France,” The Exponent, October 24, 1917, pp. 1-2.

Thirteen Men With Lakeside Hospital Unit Write of Experiences

No. 9 Lakeside Hospital Rouen, France. September 17, 1917.

To the Faculty and Students of Baldwin- Wallace:

The last big mail which we had from the States brought us several letters from our friends at Baldwin-Wallace and it is with the same joy we experienced in receiving that we answer them.

It is said that "Memories are a soldier's most valuable possession," this truth has been brought home to us more and more as the time since our enlistment has grown but never more vividly than the other evening as we stood around our friend and comrade Bredt while in his official capacity as company mail-man he distributed the letters and parcels from the U. S. A. Perhaps there is a question with you as to what some of our memories might he, the question is a just one and we will answer it to the best of our ability. Vividly we can picture with our mind's eye the Goddess of Liberty as we last saw her one beautiful May afternoon on sentry-duty, guarding the camp of Democracy from the encroachments of the servants of despotism; another vision which we like to repicture is the sky line of the metropolis of the work towering in all its magnificence against the smoke-haze vomited front a thousand chimneys as we first view eel it from the Jersey shore and again when it became the vanishing point of our native land, there are memories of balmy days at sea "and of day; when we were storm-tossed on the great ocean, and one of the most wonderful sights we ever witnessed was the sudden appearance one morning, out of the submarine threatened waters, of a tiny, destroyer carrying a guarantee of safety in its David's strength of guns and torpedoes while above these symbols ol might there streamed the banner oi the, cause of right as unsullied as its stars, purified with the stripes of God's chastening rod. But eclipsing all these is the memory of a little college near the shores of Lake Erie, a college which, surrounded by Cambridge, Oxford and Edinburgh men as • we are, we still claim, with a pride undiminished, for our Alma Mater. A college whose ideals we will ever cherish, whose aims and ambitions we will do our best to further and whose best interests are coincident with our own. This is our most beautiful memory, a mental picture which time can never dim, which other sights can never transcend.

Were it not for the terrible devastation of arms which is afflicting the world, bringing pain and sorrow to the hearts of all nations, some of us might even now be beginning another

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FROM BOYS IN FRANCE

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year's happy toil at Baldwin-Wallace but every one of us is willing to sacrifice home, college and all that these mean to a man in order to do his bit for the cause of Democracy.

From us who are here in war-torn France, to you who are there in peaceful America, there is one message which we wish to convey to the hearts of the Faculty and Students of Baldwin-Wallace. Our message is this: The time has passed, if it ever did exist, when there was a possible question as to the position to be assumed by every real American in this world crisis. After a few months actual participation in this titanic struggle and having attained a broader outlook on its various phases we congratulate Baldwin-Wallace on being one of the first colleges to express to President Wilson its willingness to be his humble servant, should the exigencies of the occasion demand the support of the nation. Baldwin-Wai lace being cosmopolitan, must therefore, more than any other college stand unequivocally for the cause of suffering humanity as it is typified by the glorious spirit of allied Democracy. We also wish to congratulate the present undergraduates for the spirit of loyalty and fidelity they are showing to our country and college by returning to their educational pursuits thereby making themselves better fit to serve the country in the highest manner possible.

We are watching all the papers from Ohio to which we have access, for any bits of Baldwin-Wallace news which they may contain and we are eagerly awaiting the first copies of the Exponent with the first real information concerning the opening of school and the possibilities for the present year.

Hoping that the best of success will greet every endeavor of our Alma Mater through the years and that the day is not too far distant when we shall see you all again, we are

THE BALDWIN-WALLACE DELEGATION TO FRANCE.

(Signed)

Bill Pfeifer

Donald L. Gensemer

Warren Easley Walter F. Clancy

Grant C. Middleton

Dwight L. Dumond

Lawrence H. Blackburn

Kent D. Woodruff

Harold A. Speckman

Harold O. Christ

Charles H. Bredt

Fred O. Bohley

Peter H. Johnson

File away your Exponents; they will constitute a history of your college life.  

World War II and Baldwin-Wallace

Citation: “Baldwin-Wallace War Roll Is Pictured in Daily Papers,” Baldwin-Wallace College News Letter 8, no. 6 (1942): p. 2.

Characterized as air-minded, Baldwin-Wallace College has received considerable newspaper comment recently in its efforts to teach students what it takes to "keep them flying." Located under the shadow of the Cleveland Airport, Baldwin-Wallace probably has its eyes on the sky more than any other of the schools of Greater Cleveland. Dr. E. C. Unnewehr, coordinator of this work, explains Baldwin- Wallace's air training as follows: "Baldwin-Wallace is housing and boarding its trainees and giving them two hundred and forty hours of ground school Work consisting of Mathematics, Physics, Meteorology, Navigation, civil air regulations, radio code, military discipline and athletics. This is a full time job for the trainees."

We have stated previously that this group consists of navy flyers and army gliders. Since the boys have received their uniforms it is the more interesting to note how the army and navy cadets, in this case at least, get along beautifully. All fly in the same training planes at Aircraft Service, Inc., go through marching drill as one unit, attend the same classes at Baldwin-Wallace, eat at the same table and sleep in the same dormitory. We quote further from an article appearing in the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

"They even wear the same sort of uniforms. The only means of telling which are army and which are navy is that the army cadets wear brown ties with the ends tucked in, whereas the navy cadets wear black ties not tucked in; the army cadets have the insignia "A. A. C." on their left shoulders, while the navy cadets wear "N. A. C.," and the army cadets have the higher average age because they are to become glider pilots, while the navy cadets probably will fly fighter planes, bombers or patrol boats.

"All are receiving exactly the same primary flight instruction. Every day except Sunday they report at 6 :45 a. m. at the airport, where they are treated like recruits at regular army or navy training centers. In the morning they receive flying instruction, with a little marching drill thrown in for good measure. They have to police up the hangar and grounds just like any rookies.

"Marking the completion of their first four weeks of training, the cadets took a two-hour mathematics examination. Here was one problem: Given a true course of 80 degrees, an air speed of 200 miles an hour, a wind blowing from 230 degrees at 40 miles an hour and a course distance of 436 miles; find the true heading, the ground speed, the drift, the drift correction angle and the time required for the flight.

"At the end of the eight weeks the cadets will have logged 35 to 40 hours of flying and, if they pass, will be assigned to service bases for advanced training.

"They receive no pay while in training here, but the government provides rooms for them in Kohler Hall and meals in Merner-Pfeiffer Hall at Baldwin-Wallace as well as transportation between Berea and the airport. Most of the cadets live in northeastern Ohio, and many of them visit their homes on Sundays.

"The cadets receiving the training are: "NAVY-James E. Carlitz and Samuel McCulley, Akron; Horace L. Jackson, Peninsula; Robert C. Coplan, Lakewood; Irwin Feldstein, James P. Pitts and Thomas E. Armour, Cleveland; Alfred E. Lemieux and Elmer E. Dunham, Rocky River, and Paul J. Gerhardt, Bay Village.

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"ARMY-Donald D. Farnsworth and Clarence B. Clarke, Jr., Berea; Philip Harris, Chagrin Falls; Larry D. Newberry, Jr., and John W. Buchanan, Medina; B. P. Doyle, Walter Korenchan and John P. Snow, Cleveland; Martin J. Stricker, Parma; Edward Tarnowski, Garfield Heights."

We quote below from an article appearing in the Cleveland News which we believe will be of interest to our readers also:

"Looking to the post-war world and closer co-operation with South America, students this summer have been digging into Spanish textbooks under the direction of Dr. Lucille Mercer.

"A new canteen course covers the proper feeding of civilian population during an emergency. Nursing work has increased in popularity and a number of girls are receiving instruction in cooperation with St. Luke's Hospital.

"The civilian population of Berea has had the opportunity to benefit by the Baldwin-Wallace war program. There have been numerous courses in first aid as well as a special "town meeting" series, in which professors discussed the manner in which the war can effect the economic welfare of the individual. Attendance at these meetings ran between 200 and 3 00 and it is planned to continue the series in the fall.

"Faculty members have also received training in air raid warden and special police work under the civilian defense program.

"And Baldwin-Wallace takes special pride in its War Honor Roll. On this long list are such distinguished alumni as Ward Powell of the 1936 class, football and basketball star, now a lieutenant in the Navy Air Force. Lieutenant Powell was stationed at Pearl Harbor at the time of the Japanese attack.

"Miss Jean Smith, a lieutenant in the nursing corps, now in overseas service, was in the class of '38. After receiving her bachelor of science degree she went into training at St. Luke's Hospital.

"Robert Bissell, football guard in 1937 and 193 8, was cited for bravery in the Pearl Harbor attack while serving as a coxswain in the Navy.

Citation: “B.W. Students Buy War Bonds,” Baldwin-Wallace College News Letter 9, no. 3 (1943): p. 3.

"The Exponent," Baldwin-Wallace student weekly, is sponsoring a contest to purchase War Bonds and Stamps which is meeting with lively interest on the part of students of the college. A prize of a War Bond to the sorority or fraternity purchasing the largest amount by January 28 has been offered through student editor, Charles Jiskra. The coeds are especially active in this friendly rivalry.

Mrs. Clara Witt, manager of the bookstore where purchases are made, has set up a chart where sororities and fraternities are listed and the progress of the contest is constantly before all students.

In the above picture Marion Schmidt (Delta Zeta), junior of Parma, is examining her $50 bond just purchased. Janet Herke (Phi Mu), a sophomore of Rocky River, is just receiving her $100 bond. Peeping over her shoulder is Mary Converse (Phi Mu), ready to make the purchase which put her sorority in the lead for the time being at least. Behind the counter is DeV Manwell (Delta Zeta), senior from Lorain, who as president of her sorority is boosting hard to put them in the front. Charles Jiskra, editor of the Exponent, is making delivery of a War Bond to Miss Herke.

Citation: “New War Courses,” Baldwin-Wallace College News Letter 9, no. 3 (1943): pp. 3.

Announcement has just come from the Dean's office of new review courses in Typing and Shorthand, especially designed for war workers, as well as beginners work in these fields. These courses will meet Monday through Thursday evenings, beginning early in January. A demand has arisen for this type of instruction at the new Bomber Plant and elsewhere. Anyone interested should consult the Dean at once.

Citation: “The Home Front,” Baldwin-Wallace College News Letter 9, no. 4 (1943): p. 2.

Generally speaking the colleges of America are facing some of the most crucial days of their history during these times of war. The lowering of the draft age to 18 years means that practically all male students will soon have left the college campus. Baldwin-Wallace has fortunately been among those institutions that until very recently have not suffered greatly by the loss of enrollment. Even at the beginning of the new semester on February 1, the totals were not far below those of last September. However, each day now finds someone withdrawing because of enlistment or the draft call. Forty eight boys left us during the month of February any many more are due to go within the next weeks.

As noted in another column, the prospect of a Navy Officers' Training unit at Baldwin-Wallace is bright and it is hoped that by July 1 it will be established and going.

We are calling on all loyal alumni to help us contact prospective students, both men and women, so that we may continue a strong Liberal Arts unit on the campus along with any government training we may do. This will keep us ready for the days following the war.

We know that our friends and alumni are doing their utmost to pay their share of the tax burden and to purchase war bonds. We are hoping that many more will follow the example of others in making at least a portion of their bond purchases in the name of their alma mater. All bonds so received will be earmarked for the much needed new physical education plant or for any other project which the donor may designate.

We must keep ourselves prepared for a great frontal attack on the problems of the reconstruction period. The possibility of lasting peace in the world depends upon the education of the youth of tomorrow with a sound undergirding of Christianity. In order that we may do our work well we urge you to keep us financially strong.  

Citation: “The G. I. Bill of Rights,” Baldwin-Wallace College News Letter 10, no. 9 (1944): p. 1.

Baldwin-Wallace already has a number of male students in its classes under the G. I. Bill and also under the Rehabilitation Act. The college is fully accredited with the government for this work. A committee consisting of Dr. Smith, Dr. Surrarrer, Mr. Stright and Dean Wicke is planning the special features of this work. This will include vocational and other tests as well as the help of a group of selected advisers. The college Placement Office which has been doing a splendid piece of work for all our students will extend its facilities to these men for proper location in employment after college. Our accelerated teaching plan makes admission possible at two-month intervals (November 1, January 1, etc.).

Judging from the inquiries from our own boys as well as strangers in all parts of the world, it seems evident that many will take advantage of the government program of study for servicemen.

The Veterans Administration is the clearing house for this project. The offices for our district are in Brecksville, Ohio, with Mr. W.L. Chetister in charge. Any person who has served in the active military or naval service since September 16, 1940, was not twenty-five years of age at the time he entered service, and has served in active duty of any kind at least ninety days, is eligible. (Time spent in the Army Specialized Training Program or the Navy College Training Program is not included as active duty.)

The G.I. Bill provides a minimum of one year in college with additional time added equaling the time in active service but not in excess of a total of four years.

The Rehabilitation Act is for servicemen dismissed through disability either in training or in actual warfare. In such case educational training will be given irrespective of length of service until the specific training desired has been received, again not to exceed a total of four years. Rehabilitation training may be in trade school, college, or university. The student must have a definite final objective of training and the school chosen must be approved by the government agency. Satisfactory maintenance of scholarship is of course a requirement.

The government will pay for all school expenses including books and supplies not to exceed $500 for the regular school year. The veteran will receive $50 per month subsistence allowance in addition if he has no dependents and $75 per month if there are dependents.

Application blanks may be secured from local draft boards, American Legion posts, V.F.W. posts, educational institutions, and the Veterans Administration. The Dean's Office at Baldwin-Wallace will be glad to furnish blanks and any further information. Application must be initiated not later than two years after the date of discharge or the termination of the present war.

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