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University Heads
Launch Program
Speeding Defense

Business Administration
School Will Be First
To Shorten Curriculum
Three May Follow
In Cutting Courses
With an announcement during the
holidays that the School of Busi-.
ness Administration would inaugu-
rate a degree program designed to
speed training of industrial manage-
ment personnel, University officials
have taken the first step in what may
become a general speed-up of cer-
tain courses vital to defense.
Both the Medical and Dental
Schools are this week considering
changes which seem sure to involve
the continuation of their regular ses-
sions through the summer, and al-
though the School of Engineering
has made no definite commitments
it may shorten its second semester to
some extent.
Defense Problem
Another University defense prob-
lem was disposed of during vacation
when the Board of Regents approved
a resolution granting pro-rata credit
for work already completed by stu-
dents who enter the armed services.
Applying the resolution* to Army
civilian clerks also, the Regents left
the decision of giving equitable credit
to the faculty and reserved to that
body the right to consider special cir-
The new program offered by the
School of Business Administration,
while changing admission reguire-
ments, will enable students to begin
their professional work one year
Additional information concern-
ing speed-up of University courses
vital to defense can be found on
page 6.
sooner than the present schedule
calls for only if their qualifications
meet a high standard. .(
After completing their second year
in an accredited college, junior col-
lege or university, students can by
application begin a three-year pro-
gram which will lead to a mastir's
degree in Business Administratin
and specialization in several fields
of business.
Although admission requirements
will be changed, the hew system will
involve no lowering of standards.
Quality of work must be shown by
the student who plans to take ad-
vantage of the special programs.
Three-Year Program
For those students who cannot
complete the three-year program be-
cause of personal conditions, a bach-
elor's degree will be granted at the
end of the second year in the School
of Business Administration.
Such a degree will provide the
student with enough training to en-
ter business understanding the func-
tions and the institutions involved.
The third year will be devoted to
specialized and trechnical training of
those students who are able to spend
an additional year in professional
study and who wish to qualify as
specialists in some phase of business
management or service.

University Establishes
Army Base Hospital
The University Hospital has an
army base hospital with a base staff
of 38 physicians-from instructors to
professors-and it was established
while students were away for the hol-
iday vacation.
Di. Albert C. Furstenberg, dean of
the medical school, announced that
the undergraduate medical curricu-
lun has been adjusted to train stu-
dents for possible military service.
It's all part of a program designed
by the University to prepare for any
emergency, now that war has in-
terrupted the even keel of education
throughout the country.
FDR To Tali
Wednesday On
State Of Union
Congress Suspends Work
Till Roosevelt Speaks
Before Joint Session
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5.-(A)-The
second session of the Seventy-Sev-
enth Congress began its official year
of life today, then promptly suspeif-
ded its operations pending receipts
tomorrow of the President's annual
message on the State of the Union.
It was announced Mr. Roosevelt
would deliver the message in person
at 12:30 p.m. (EST) before a joint
session of the House and Senate.
Wednesday he will send to the
Capitol his budget message giving an
outline of the gigantic war financ-
ing job which is ahead for Congress.
The legislators were eagerly await-
ing the Chief Executive's annual
message in belief he might disclose
some details of the grand strategy
worked out for defeat of the Axis.
Mr. Roosevelt already has indi-
cated the financial goal is to step
war expenditures up to a rate of
$50,000,000,000ha year. Reports cir-
culated at the Capitol that as an
initial move toward this end he would
ask for between $15,000,000,000 and
$18,000,000,000 in immediate special
appropriations for the Army and
The two Houses went through the
routine formalities of starting a new
session before half-empty galleries.
Dr. Seevers Named
Pharmacology Head
Dr. Maurice H. Seevers, professor
of pharmacology at the University
of Wisconsin, has been appointed
professor and chairman of the De-
partment of Pharmacology at the
University, it was announced at the
last meeting of the Board of Regents.
Dr, Seevers, a native of Topeka,
Kan., is a graduate of Washburn
College and the Rush Medical
School. He was a member of the
University of Chicago and Loyola
University faculties before he went
to Wisconsin in 1930.

Is Announced
ForFeb. 16
1,300,000 New Draftees
May Be Made Available
For MilitaryService
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5.-P)-Of-
ficials estimated tonight 1,300,000
men would be made immediately
available for the armed services by
the Feb. 16 registration of those aged
20 to 44, inclusive, who are not al-
ready on Selective Service rolls.
President Roosevelt's proclamation
today setting the mid-February date
for listing of unregistered men sub-
ject to combat duty under the new
'Selective Service law will affect
about 9,000,000 men.
Officials said it was expected this
group would include the following
class 1-A men, available for im-
mediate call to duty:
20-year-olds, 600,000; 21-year-olds
(who have reached that age since
the last registration), 300,000; 36- to
44-year-olds, 400,000.
Army expansion plans are military
secrets since the start of the war.
However, the last official word was
that some 915,000 men in the pres-
ently registered 21-35 group would be
called before the Army dipped into
the new registrants.
With more than 1,800,000 men al-
ready fn the Army, the new registra-
tion will place the nation in position
to put more than 4,000,000 men un-
der arms without calling any classes
under 1-A and leaving out of ac-
count any men under 20 who may be
accepted as volunteers.
The new Selective Service Act pro-
vides registering of all citizens and
most aliens aged 18 to 64, inclusive,
although only those aged 20 to 44,
inclusive are subject to combat duty.
Mr. Roosevelt's proclamation made
no mention of those outside the 20-
44 group. There were unofficial re-
ports, however, that two additional
dates would be set-one for registra-
tion of 18- and 19-year olds, and the
other for the 45-64 group.
Finns May Quit
Russian War
Sweden Reports Finland
Wants Soviet Accord
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, Jan. 5.-Finnish discon-
tent with continuance of a difficult
war is mounting with German re-
verses on the Eastern Front and dis-
sension in the German High Com-
mand, reports from northern Europe
indicated today.
The Stockholm correspondent of
the Swiss newspaper National Zei-
tung ofaBasel, said "Criticisms are
raised against the ambitions of the
(Finnish) military High Command
to create a greater Finland.
"The opinion is growing that an
agreement with Russia to settle the
war and frontier questions under
honorable conditions would now be
found much easier."
OPl Scheme
Will Revamp
Auto Industry
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5.-(IP)-The
automobile industry embarked today
on a broad program of conversion to

war production along lines markedly
similar to the so-called Reuther plan
long advocated by union labor.
Out of a meeting of OPM officials,
top-ranking motor manufacturers
and workers' representatives came
appointment of a ten-member union-
management committee charged with
planning the revamping of the in-
dustry. On it were Edsel Ford, pres-
ident of the Ford Motor Company,
and Walter Reuther, CIO official
and author of the "Reuther" plan.
The OPM presented to the 200-odd
industry spokesmen here its own pro-
gram for transforming the hitherto
highly-competitive industry into a
unified military arsenal pooling ma-
chines and tools and swapping pat-
terns and processes between plants.
The management-labor committee
will hold its first meeting and choose
a chairman tomorrow.
Stepping up military production
schedules so that the auto industry
will turn out five to six billion dollars
worth of war goods this year, in-
stead of the previously scheduled
two-and-one-half billion dollars


U.S. Air Force Smashes Invaders
In Philippines, Bombs Battleship;

ThreatenBritish In Malaya

Jap Detachments Attempt
Landing Behind British
Defenses In Selangor
Allies Make Stand
Near Perak River
ST. PIERRE, Jan. 5.-()-The
Free French Information Service
declared tonight Free French
forcees had not evacuated St.
Pierre and Miquelon and that no
diplomatic pressure had been ex-
erted to this end.
SINGAPORE, Jan. 5.-(P)-Jap-
anese detachments landing in coves
along the West Malayan Coast from
small boats and junks threatened
the Kuala Selangor area 240 miles
north of Singapore tonight with the
apparent object of forcing the Bri-
tish to withdraw from their lines
farther north,
Kuala Selangor is the capital of
Selangor Province, just to the south
of Perak State, and is about 50 miles
south of the mouth of the Perak
River along which the British forces
have been making their stand. It is
nearly 50 miles north of Port Swet-
tenham which is connected by rail
with the important interior city of
The same communique which an-
nounced the Japanese activity in the
Kuala Selangor area told of con-
tinued Japanese air activity over
Malaya, but said two invading planes
were destroyed and another prob-
ably destroyed at Kluang, near Port
The threat to Selangor followed
by a day the announced withdraw-
al of British forces in North Perak
State to new potions. _
Despite the series of retreats, how-
ever, confidence mounted here that
when the real test comes Singapore
will stand.
Of the eastern battle area, where
fighting had for days centered about
Kuantan, 190 miles above Singa-
pore, there was no new word.
Likewise, there was nothing new
as to the situation on Borneo, where
the Japanese had made a weekend
landing on Weston after having ear-
lier gained a foothold in nearby
Attack Salum,
IMal faya Posts
CAIRO, Egypt, Jan. 5 -Assaults to
smash the Axis' last two holdout gar-
risons near the Egyptian-Li1yan bor-
der, strongly-held positions at Salum
and Halfaya, have been launched by
the RAF, Middle East headquarters
disclosed today.
While a heavy drive thus devel-
oped to remove those thorns from
the flank of Britains' long line into
Libya, the war bulletin said press-
ure was being kept up against the
main body of German General Er-
win Rommel's remaining forces in
the Agedabia sector, 300 miles to
the west.
Hammering also at Axis sea-power
in the Mediterranean and potential
sources of water-borne reinforce-
ments, the RAF was reported to have
raided Salamis, a German submarine
base on Greece's coast west of Pirae-
us, and Tripoli, the main Libyan
port for Axis reinforcements
Besides hits on the base itself, the
RAF communique said, bombs fell on
munitions factories and workshops
at Salamis and started large fires.
A further tally of Axis prisoners
captured at Bardia, which surren-
dered to the British last Friday,
raised the total here to 7,500.
Cold To Continue
Until Wind blows
Thernoineter In

Weather for today: Br-r-r !
It all started up in the North some-
where when a big, cold wind began to
blow. The wind blew and blew, It
stirred up a lot of snow somehow and
they both finally got to Ann Arbor.
This was last Friday.
The mercury in thermometers got
scared and scurried down to near
zero. Yesterday it went below zero.

Prof. Bartlett
Will Lecture
On Far at
An authority on the Far East long
before Manila and Corregidor be-
came military watchwords, Prof.
Harley H. Bartlett of the botany de-
partment will speak Sunday in the
Rackham Lecture Hall on "America
and the Philippines."
Professor Bartlett, whose talk is
sponsored by the Ann Arbor Chapter
of the Committee To Defend Amer-
ica, made special studies last year of
the Philippines as a potential supply
source for quinine and rubber. He
undertook -this work as an agent of
the United States Department of
As a botanist for the United States
Rubber Company, Professor Bartlett
first began his East Indies work in
1918. In 1926-27 he undertook simi-
lar studies for.the same company.
Professor Bartlett's wide acquaint-
ance with American territory in the
Far East was further augmented in
1935 when he spent the year as ex-
change professor with the University
of the Philippines. He then became
a charter member of the islandW
National Research Council.
Swander Heads
New Youth Organization
Has First Convention
In its first annual convention the
Student League of America, newly
formed liberal youth organization,
chose Homer Swander, '43, as its na-
tional president.
Representing over 5,000 college and
high school students, the group has
an active campus chapter known as
the Student Defenders of Democracy.
Its program, adopted during the
vacation, stresses the importance of
increased efficiency and effective-
ness both in government and de-
fense industries. As a means of se-
curing this, the League urges more
consultation with labor concerning
production problems and the crea-
tion of a Civilian Ministry of Sup-
ply with full power to order, pur-
chase and allocate raw materials.
The students also condemned any
legislation prohibiting strikes or
aimed at prohibiting the closed shop.
They supported the "clear and pres-
ent danger" theory of civil liberties
during wartime and emphasized that
freedom to criticize governmental
policies must be strictly maintained
throughout the emergency.

Russian Army Recaptures 30 Villages
In Counter-Attacks In Leningrad Area
After Sustaining Nazi Bombardment
Chinese Forces Deal Crushing
Blow To ThirdChangsha Drive
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5.-(P)-American air forces struck back savage-
ly at the Japanese invaders in the Far East today, sinking an enemy de-
stroyer and scoring three bomb hits on a battleship in a raid on enemy-
occupied Davao in the southern Philippines.
The War Department announcement topped a series of official reports
of American successes tending to brighten the somber outlook for General
Douglas MacArthur's beleaguered Philippine defenders.
His little American-Filipino army Sunday repulsed a strong Japanese
frontal attack on Pampanga Province, northwest of Manila, killing at least
" 700 of the foe while suffering rela-

Play Will Open
Here Jan. 14
Speech Group Substitutes
Michigan Repertory Hit
For Production By Rice
"George Washington Slept Here"'
by George S. Kaufman and Moss
Hart, a Broadway hit last season, will
be presented at 8:30 p.m., Jan. 14
through 17, as Play Production's
third offering of the semester, in-
stead of the originally scheduled
play, Elmer Rice's "Flight to the
"Flight to the West" was an at-
tempt to dramatize the debate going
on in America at the time of writing
as to our attitude toward the second
world war. Inasmuch as this question
is no longer a pertinent one because
of our involvement in the conflict,
the speech department felt that an-
other play should be chosen. Since
the extreme lack of time made it im-
possible for a new play to be under-
taken, it was decided to revive
"George Washington Slept Here,"
which proved to be the hit of last
summer's Michigan Repertory Play-
ers' series. It was sold out for every
performance and turned away be-
tween 300 and 500 people who came
to or called the boX-office.
Play Production will 'refund ap-
proximately a fifth of the price of
the season ticket to those subscribers
who saw the play last summer and
do not care to see it again. The exact
amount of the refund cannot be an-
nounced for a day or two, as it is as
yet unknown whether a fifth of the
government tax can also be returned.
The Kaufman and Moss comedy
ran 173 performances on Broadway
and is included in Burns Mantle's
"Ten Best Plays of 1940-41."

tively small losses.
The garrison of Corregidor fortress
almost simultaneously shot down
four more enemy bombers during the
third successive raid on the island
fortress at the entrance of Manila
The smashing air attack on Jap-
anese naval forces at Daao, more
than 500 air miles south of Manila on
the island of Mindanao, was made
apparently today by heavy Army
bombers operating from an uniden-
tified base.
All returned undamaged from the
raid, the War Department said.
It was a third body blow at Ja-
pan's overwhelming naval superior-
ity in the Western Pacific, tending
to help restore the balance upset by
the Dec. 7 sneak raid on Pearl Har-
bor and the subsequent sinking of
Britain's battleship, the Prince of
Wales, and the battle cruiser Re-
pulse, north of Singapore.
The Navy added to the day's score
by reporting the small seaplane
tender Heron successfully fought off
a seven-hour attack by 15 Japan-
ese bombers, bringing down one of
the attackers and severely damag-
ing another.
The Heron, a communique said,
sustained one direct hit and three
very near misses. Altogether, the
Navy said, the foe dropped 46 100-
pound bombs, and launched three
Admiral Thomas C. Hart, the Asi-
atic Fleet Commander, at Secretary
Knox's direction, awarded -the Navy
Cross to the Heron's commander,
(See JAPAN Page 2)
Russians Make Gains
In Leningrad Sector
KUIBYSHEV, Russia, Jan. 5.--(
-Frontline dispatches declared to-
night the Red Army had beaten off
a new German offensive in the Len-
ingrad sector and had recaptured 300
square miles of territory and 30 vil-
lages in a five-day counter-attack.
Four American-made Curtiss Tom-
ahawk fighter planes were credited
with their share in the victory, shoot-
ing down eight German Messersch-
mitts and routing others, thus rob-
bing the Nazi drive of some of its air
support. The Tomahawks were 'Un-
The Russian accounts said the Ger-
mans made the attack after pulling
up all available reserves and bom-
barding the Red Army lines with
more than 30,000 shells.
The defenders, under Major Gen-
eral Fedyunisky, withstood the
charge, then countered vigorously.
The Russians announced today the
Germans have been routed from al-
most the whole of the Kerch Penin-
sula, Crimean gateway to the Cauca-
sus, by Red armies which blasted the
Nazis from town after town in a 45-
mile advance within two days.
The new and smashing victory in
the south was matched by the re-
capture of Belev in a central front
thrust that shoved the Germans back
100 miles from the nearest point of
their now threat-in-reverse to Mos-
cow from the south.
Chinese Trap Jap Troops,
Wipe Out Changsha Drive
CHUNGKING, Jan. 5.---Strong
Chinese forces were reported clos-
ing in hard tonight on four bat-
tered Japanese divisions caught in.
a pocket north of Changsha, from
which two other divisions were
hurled back in full retreat.

It's A Cold, Hard Winter:
Purdue Whips 'M' Quitet 36-18;

Drive Begins Tomorrow:
Men, Women Ma Sign Up
For Volunteer Defense Work

Ann Arbor will commence firing
on the home front tomorrow with
the opening of a four-day general
registration of all men and women
for volunteer civilian defense work.
Local residents and members of the
University staff will register on Jan,
7, 8, 9, 10 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in
the Armory, headquarters of the
local Civilian Defense Volunteer Of-
fice. Men students, according to a
statement issued by Dean Joseph A.
Bursley of the University defense
committee, "will register separately
on campus, using blanks now being
prepared by the student defense
committee. Women students will co-
ordinate their enrollment with the
CDVO, using the same registration
cards." .
University students will be regis-

with the February 16th registration
under selective service regulations,
At the time of his or her applica-
tion, the volunteer will be asked to
give information on physical condi-
tion, skills, hobbies, and available
hours of service. Special qualifica-
tions, such as an automobile, tool-
handling ability, or teaching experi-
ence will also be recorded on each
volunteer's card.
The functions of the CDVO, under
Director John F. Moore, have been
divided into two groups: physical
protective services and civilian mor-
ale preparation. Classes will be ar-
ranged after the opening registration
in conjunction with recognized social
service agencies such as the Wash-
tenaw County Chapter of the Amer-
ican Red Cross,

Pucksters Lose
(special to The Daily)
LAFAYETTE, Ind., Jan. 5.T-I
ability to crack Purdue's defense for
a single point for the last 14 mini-
utes of the first half proved costly to
Michigan here tonight as the Wol-
verines suffered their second suc-
cessive Big Ten defeat of the sea-
son at the hands of Purdue, 36-18.
It was the second straight confer-
ence win for the Boilermakers and
extended their collegiate string for
the season to seven.
Michigan started out fast, but
finished slow, the Wolverines, largely
due to under the basket work of Jim
Mandler, rangy center, took a 6 to
2 lead in the first four minutes of
play, and it momentarily appeared as
though the Boilermakers were going
to have a real fight on their hands.
The Boilermakers, however, cut
loose with one of their typical scor-
ing bursts, hitting one-handers and
two-handers on fast breaks down the
floor, while Michigan with the ex-
ception of a free throw by MacCon-

fough Battle, 4-1
(Special to The Daily)
IIOUGHTON, Jan. 5.-In one of
the most thrilling hockey games seen
in years at the Amphidrae, the
Michigan Tech puck team defeated
a scrappy Wolverine sextet from
Ann Arbor, 4-1.
It was indeed a rare spectacle for
the packed rink. Although the three-
point margin might appear to show
a definite superiority on the part
of the engineers, the difference be-
tween the two squads was not sig-
nificant. A break at any time dur-
ing the battle could easily have pro-
duced an entirely different final
score. But the big Tech team still
Speed was.the key to the Miners'
victory. They poured it on in every
period, scoring once in the first,
once in the second and twice in the
last. Big, guns for Tech were wing-
man Jack Ruhl and Captain Petaja.
Ruhl' powered two markers through
Michigan's goalie, Hank Loud. His
first came in the first period, and
the other bulged the back of the
nets in the second. Petaja tallied his
in the final frame, followed closely
by teammate Cronenworth's clin-

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