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VOL. LII. No 87 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 1942 Z-323

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Three Varsity
Squads Clash
With Invaders
In TiltsToday
Basketball, Swim Teams
To Oppose Ohio State;
Matmen Face Findlay
Buckeye Natators
Seen As Threats
By DICK SIMON
A continuation of one of the oldest
rivalries in Wolverine cage history
will take place at 7:30 p.m. today in
Yost Field House when Michigan
takes on a fast-stepping Ohio State
quintet.
Tonight's battle will mark the 41st
time the two teams have met on the
hardwood and will find the Wolver-
ines entering the fray a decided un-
der-dog.
The Maize and Blue cagers have
not notched a victory over the Scar-
let and Gray in their last three en-
counters and they will be out for
blood. But much more than just a
game is on the block tonight, for the
Buckeyes are in the midst of a mild
winning streak and, have come to
Ann Arbor With the idea that Bennie
Oosterbaan's players are just a
breather in their Conference sched-
ule. -
Ohio State's up-and-coming cagers
have a none too favorable Confer-
ence record-two wins and three
losses-but they have been more than
impressive in their last two starts.
Their most recent triumph over
Northwestern last Monday night
brought to light a high-scoring, good
defensive Ohio State team.
The Buckeyes' fast break make
the Wildcats look almost like a high
school team at times and North-
western was scarcely able to pene-
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Mermen Face Buckeyes
In Renewed Rivairy
By BUD IENDEL
Undefeated in dual meet competi-
tion since 1938, Michigan's swimming
team will be riding the crest of its
amazing 31-meet victory wave when
it raises the curtain on its home sea-
son against a strong Ohio State crew
at 7:45 p.m. today.
The last time the Wolverines tasted
the pangs of defeat, another Buck-
eye aggregation was awarded the
sweets of victory. And tonight the
Scarlet and Gray natators will go
all-out in an effort to repeat that
winning performance.
Tonight's encounter will mark the
first meeting in two years between
these two perennial natatorial pow-
ers of the Big Ten. Much improved
over last year and primed for this
struggle like they have never been
primed before, Mike Peppe's band
of invaders are set to offer the title-
holding Michigan outfit its strongest
challenge since the last time the two
schools met.
Well aware of the serious threat
his mermen face tonight, Coach Matt
Mann will send his strongest lineup
into action. It will be a lineup re-
plete with some of the greatest
names in the swimming world today,
headed by Capt. Dobby Burton, Jim
Skinner, Jack Patten, T-Bone Mar-
tin and a host of others.
Four-star attraction of the night
should be the diving contest, featur-
ing Michigan's T-Bone Martin and
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Grapplers Meet Oilers
In Mystery Match Today
By JACK FLAGLER
You wouldn't say that Cliff Keen
is worried about today's clash with
the Findlay College matmen, but
with a true mentor's tact he isn't
chalking up a win for his own boys
before the final match is decided.
"Sure, this outfit is liable to knock
us off," Cliff told us yesterday.
"They've got some mighty fine
wrestlers down in that part of the
country. These are the ones we've
got to keep our eyes open for.
"This Findlay bunch has beaten
some good teams in the last two
years besides. I don't look for any
pushover."
And we can't blame him for play-
ing it safe on his prediction. The
Oilers, led and coached by one of
their own student grapplers, have
a tough 16-meet schedule this year,
and have so far knocked off four
and t+iied ne while dropping only

President Ruthven Takes His Tag

'Russian Army Continues Advance
In New Drive For Latvian Border;
Australia Appeals For More Help

- Daily Photo by Bob Killins
First contributor to yesterday's all-campus defense savings tag
day, President Alexander Ruthven examined his war stamp album while
Edith Longyear, '42, pinned him with the campaign's minute-man
symbol. Burton Rubens, '42, chairman of the drive, stands by. Nearly
300 student salesmen covered the University yesterday to sell a total
of 8,443 10-cent albums. The albums, holding 50 stamps, are the initial
step in a plan to acquaint students with the "savings habit."
College Men Offered Commissions
In. Coast Guard, Marine Programs

Reserve Officer Training
To Be Given; Applicants
May Complete Degree
Both the Coast Guard and the
United States Marine Corps have
started new officer training programs
for University men, according to two
official Washington communications
received by the War Board.
During March of this year, 25 se-'
niors, 15 juniors and two sophomores
will be accepted from the University
for marine corps training. Entrance
into the candidates' class for com-
missions will be open only to stu-
dents working towards an A.B., B.S.
or engineering degree.
The future leatherneck will be al-
lowed to finish his college education,
unless a sudden emergency requires
State Educators
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his induction. After he has gradu-
ated he will be given three months
training as an enlisted man, and an-
other three month Reserve Officer
course.
Further information can be had
upon writing to the U. S. Marine
Corps, Recruiting Station, Room 257,
Federal Building, Detroit. Applicants
must be American citizens, unaffili-
ated with any other military unit
(including ROTC and NROTC), un-
married and willing to remain so. A
liaison officer will visit Ann Arbor
early next month with complete de-
tails.
Physical requirements for this pro-
gram are the same as those needed
for a regular Marine Corps commis-
sion. Men accepted will be trained in
general combat duties.
Open to unmarried men between
20 and 29 years of age, the Coast
Guard's training program requires a
bachelor's degree or better for ad-
mittance.
Under this program, trainees will
be given a three to four month course
at the Coast Guard Academy in New
London, Conn. Cadets completing
preparatory work in this reserve
training school will be eligible for
commissions in the United States
Coast Guard Reserve.
Intended mainly for mid-year
graduates and seniors, the first course
will begin about Feb. 10. Additional
information and application forms
may be obtained by writing to the
Office of Commandant, Coast Guard
Headquarters, Washington, D. C.

Jap Forces Draw Closer
In Drive For Singapore;
Ratan Troops Repel Foe
Rio Parley Reaches
Final Compromise
(By The Associated Press)
Japanese landings in at least three
places on Australia's protecting arc
of outer islands were announced to-'
day by the government, which ap-
pealed urgently to Prime Minister
Churchill and President Roosevelt to
furnish arms quickly so that Aus-
tralian manpower can "clear the seas
and land of the Japanese menace."
Meanwhile across the far ocean
stretch to the west the Nipponese
were creeping farther down upon
Singapore in Malaya.
In both areas the enemy's advances
were clear and menacing, but in the
Philippines and in Dutch East Indies
waters he was paying high.
MacArthur Holds
The Japanese enemy again found
that not all his tremendous-and
still growing-force of 200,000 or
more men was yet enough to break
the short and storied line so thinly
held by General Douglas MacArthur
on Batan Peninsula in Luzon.
In 24 hours of unending battle, the
War Department's morning commun-
ique reported, the American-Filipino
troops hurled back every Japanese
assault - hurled them back with
heavy casualties.
Dutch bombers and dive-bombing
fighters fell upon a large force of
Japanese warships and transports in
the Strait of Macassar between the
islands of Borneo and Celebes and
scored 12 direct hits on eight enemy
ships-a large warship which per-
haps was a battleship, a heavy cruis-
er, a light criuser, a destroyer, three
transports and a smaller ship.
Singapore Flank Periled
In Malaya, the vital left flank of
the British Imperial Forces at Batu
Pahat, 60 miles northwest of Singa-
pore, was imperiled; the British com-
mand acknowledged some further
Japanese penetration in that sector.
In Africa, the British offensive
against the Axis Libyan army of
General Erwin Rommel appeared
stalled.
In Rio de Janeiro the Pan-Ameri-
can conference through its political
committee unanimously approved a
compromise program recommending
to each American republic a sever-
ance of diplomatic relations with Ja-
pan, Germany and Italy.
The change, representing a major
concession to Argentina and Chile,
dashed United States hopes that all
the Americas would sever Axis ties
forthwith.

Congress Group To Advise
Students On Questions
Caused By Cut In Year
By ROBERT MANTHO
In a move designed to hit at com-
plications that may arise between in-
dependent rooming house students
and their landladies as a result of
the war-slashed semester, Congress,
Independent Men's Organization,
yesterday established a University-
approved Rooming House Board to
advise individual students in the set-
tlement of semester rents.
Any independent man who cannot
come to terms with his landlady can
seek the advice of the Rooming House
Board, John MacKinnon, '44, chair-
man of Congress' Student Welfare
Committee, declared yesterday. If
the student thinks he has a case,
he should call the Congress Offices
in the Michigan Union between 3:30
and 5:30 p.m. any weekday after-
noon, MacKinnon said.
Should the Board advise in favor
Music Society
Presents Roth
Quartet Today
String Group To Conclude
Second Annual Festival
, With Rackham Concert
The University Musical Society's
Second Annual Chamber Music Festi-
val will conclude with concerts by
the Roth String Quartet at 2:30 p.m.
and 8:30 p.m. today in the Rackham
Auditorium.
The festival is similar to those
sponsored by many other American
colleges and universities. The Roth
group has earned the name of "festi-
val quartet" through its many per-
formances at these festivals. At the
present time the quartet is on a coast
to coast tour with some 60 concerts
scheduled.
The programs for today follow:
2:30 P.M. Today
Quartet in D major, Op. 11, by
Tschaikowsky.
"Rispetti Strambotti" by Malipiero.
Quartet in G minor, Op. 33, No. 5,
by Boccherini.
8:30 P.M. Today
Quartet in D major by Mozart.
Four Preludes and Fugues by Roy
Harris.
Quartet in F major, Op. 135, by
Beethoven.

f the aggrieved student, that stu-
lent can then appeal to University
%uthorities as to his course of action.
The creation of the Rooming House
Board followed a conference between
Assistant Dean C. T. Olmsted and a
:ongress heads in which the follow- c
ing points were clarified:v
1. In those cases where the land-a
lady charged on a per diem basis for
the days preceding the dpening oft
the school year, a refund of part ofe
the student's payment can be ex- "
pected as a matter of fairness to the L
student.t
2. In all other cases any form ofL
settlement is left to the discretion ofk
the householder and the student con-s
cerned-
3. It is the wish of the University t
that neither party shall profit norc
lose by the changed conditions and,
in cases where this is true, settle- 1
nents agreeable to both parties shallI
be encouraged.1
4. The student has the right to oc-r
cupy his room until the close of theC
school year as originally scheduled t
(June 16, 1942) unless it is rented to
another person, in which case he
would be entitled to a rebate. This1
must be recognized by the household-
er and should be taken into account
before she makes further arrange-
ments or agreements.1
5. In each case, the form of settle- E
ment is largely an individual one and t
no general policy or compromise shall E
be imposed by any authority.
Members of the newly-created
Rooming House Board will be ap-E
pointed by Richard Shuey, '42, Con-
gress president, today.
Concert Clinic '
To Hold Annual:
Meeting Today
Famous Musicians To Aid
In Two-Day Conference;
Holland Band To Play
Four nationally known musicians
led by guest conductor Erik Liedzen
will assist in the two-day sessions of
the fifth annual instrumental read-
ing clinic to be opened with registra-
tion from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. today in
the Union.
A free concert by the University
Concert Band under the direction of
Prof. William D. Revelli, at which Mr.
Liedzen, Roy Harris, well known com-
poser-conductor, and Russell How-
land of the School of Music will ap-
pear as guest conductors, will offi-
cially bring the conference to a close
at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow in Hill Audi-
torium.
As today's guest conductor, Mr.
Liedzen will first appear with the
Holland High School band, directed
by Eugene Heeter, when it plays
class C and D selections at a general
11 a.m. session in the Union Ball-
room.
LePr1ing the opning meeting of
the cinic scheauled for 9:30 a.m.
will be Gustave Langenus, noted clar-
inet teacher, who will direct discus-
sion on "The Art of Teaching the
Clarinet."
Declared by Sousa to have no equal
as a bass drummer, August Helmecke,
famous percussionist and former
drummer with the Sousa band, will
conduct the second clinic of the con-
ference at 10:30 a.m. in Morris Hall.
Following the appearance of the
Holland High School band, Kappa
Kappa Psi, national honorary band
fraternity, will sponsor a luncheon at
12:15 p.m., presenting Mr. Helmecke
and Roy Harris a guest speakers.
The University Band, under the
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House Unanimously
Passes Plane Grant

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. - (P) -
Less than four hours after it received
the request from its appropriations
committee, the House voted unani-

Rooming UHouse Board Created
To Meet New Rent Problems

Germans Reported Routed
In Valdai Hills As Reds
Clear Leningrad Area
Soviet Spearhead
Extends To Kholn
MOSCOW, Jan. 23. - (A) - Red
armies raging forward on the north-
central front for the greatest ad-
vance yet of their mighty offensive
are within 120 miles of the Latvian
border in an enveloping drive which
threatens the entire German position
ast of White Russia, the Supreme
Soviet Command announced offic-
ally tonight.
Screened by a blinding snowstorm,
the advancing Soviet forces pounced
upon the unsuspecting Germans,
killed 17,000 of the foe, imprisoned
some hundreds of others and re-
captured 2,000 towns and villages in
this stunning 65-mile advance, a spe-
cial communique said.
The spearhead of the Soviet drive
has reached Kholm, which is on the
Lovat River west of a north-south
line running through Smolensk, the
main headquarters of Adolf Hitler's
central front armies. This thrust cut
the vital Rzhev-Veliki Luki rail line.
Kholm Was Pivot
Kholm was reported reliably to
have been the northern pivot of the
winter line which German Field Mar-
shal Fedor von Bock originally sug-
gested that the Nazis should try to
hold. Hitler was declared to have
overruled him, and determined that
the winter line should run well to the
east of that point.
Thus the Russians now are in po-
sition not only to outflank Hitler's
central front positions but to envelop
his forces besieging Leningrad as
well.
The Soviet drive swept the Ger-
mans from the snow-drifted Valdai
Hills, whose lakes form the head-
waters of the Volga, and regained
control of half of the 300-mile long
rail line connecting the main Moscow-
Leningrad and Moscow-Vitebsk rail-
road.
The most violent fighting of the
year was reported to have marked
the progress of the Red sweep in the
40-mile sector between Novgorod and
the Moscow-Leningrad railway. An
unexpected rise in sub-zero temper-
atures, which brought general snow-
fall, preceded the Russian assault
upon Field Marshal Gen. Wilhelm
Ritter von Leeb's positions there.
Hurled Beyond Mozhaisk
Coupled with this new offensive
were announcements that the Ger-
mans had been hurled back 23 miles
west of Mozhaisk in the crumbling
salient west of Moscow and a con-
tinuing and accelerated advance by
Marshal Semeon Timoshenko's forces
in the Ukraine along a 100-mile
stretch between Kursk and Kharkov.
The liberators of Mozhaisk, who
were crunching forward over deep
snow for gains of six to seven miles
a day, were reported to have captured
98 more villages in the vicinity of
re-occupied Uvarovo, Smolensk prov-
ince town. In two days the Germans
were reported to have lost 1,290 offi-
cers and men in this area.
Lantz Happy;
Pastor Finds
Lost Thesis
The happiest man on campus to-
day is Edward Lantz, Grad., who has
just been notified that his 25,000
word masters' thesis which he lost
Monday night has turned 'up in Wes-
ton-way over on the other side of
the state-and is on the way back to
him by registered mail.
The Rev. T. A. Dolman, of Weston,
was here Monday for the Michigan
Pastor's Conference. When he found

the thesis on the Angell Hall curb,
where Mr. Lantz left it, he tossed it
into his car planning to do something
about it before he went home.
But he forgot. And thus Mr. Ed-
ward Lantz, who had spent more
than two years on the thesis, "Drama
For a Purpose," spent an anxious
week. But today it's on the way back
to Ann Arbor, Rev. Dolman has a re-
ward and everybody is happy.

Placement Of Instructors
To Be Discussion Topic
Of 'Vocational Meeting
Educators from all over the state
will gather for the important war-
time session of the Educational and
Guidance Conference at 9:30 a.m.
today in the Rackham Lecture Hall.
This fourth annual mid-winter
meeting sponsored jointly by the
School of Education and the Bureau
of Appointments and Occupational
Information will discuss many vital
problems of education in the warl
world in addition to the many ques-
tions of educational policy and prac-I
tice always present.
Morning sessions will consist main-
ly of roundtable discussions conduc-
ted by regular class instructors using
their Saturday morning classes to
present the type of work done in Uni-
versity courses in education and vo-
cational guidance. A special demon-
stration of new techniques in visual
education is planned for the Educa-
tional Conference arranged by Prof.
George E. Myers of the education
school.
The Guidance Conference, planned
by T. Luther Purdom and Gertrude
Muxen of the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, will emphasize problems re-
lating to teacher supply and demand,
adjustment, and use of guidance pro-
grams in the schools.
"Frontier Problems in the Field of
Vocational Guidance and Vocational
Education" will be the theme of the
afternoon symposium in the League
Ballroom following a 1 p.m. luncheon
conference at the League.
About 300 Michigan school super-
intendents and teachers are expected
to attend the conference, and all
- - .- -- t, rr.A of.

President Ruthven .Disputes 'Wisdom
Of Hutchins' Two-wYear Degree Plan'

By MORTON MINTZ
It's not the Kentucky hills variety
of feudin', but when President Hut-
chins of the University of Chicago
announced adoption of a two-year
college degree program yesterday, he
renewed a "feud" that he and Presi-
dent Ruthven have had for years.
Those quotation marks are there
for a purpose, for the two educators
are the best of friends-despite a
world between them on educational
policies.
The University of Chicago has
made its program granting a bache-
lor's degree in two years effective
immediately, but it took the pub-
lished reasons and explanation of
"Bob" Hutchins, as President Ruth-
ven calls his friend, to bring on the
fireworks.
The President said laughingly,
"You have your nerve asking me to
dispute something my colleague Bob
Hutchins wrote," but he smiled-and
disputed.
While Dr. Hutchins believes that
"the junior and senior years of our
colleges are crowded with mediocre

easily be termed superficial. Hel
pointed out that those who seek
merely a degree after two years have
to contend with a concentration pro-
gram that discourages many not in-
tent on education.
The President vigorously disagreed
with Dr. Hutchins' statement that
"students who have neither the in-
terest nor the ability which special-
ization requires should not be al-
lowed to proceed beyond the end of
their sophomore year." He said that
the entire statement was "full of glit-
Measles Rate Climbs
As 16 More Are Hit
The attack of German measles
continued with unabated fury as 16
more students succumbed to the
pesky disease yesterday.
With about 33 students now fill-
ing the contagious wards of Health
Service and University Hospital to
virtual capacity-the other wards are
not affected-operators of rooming
houses with a number of empty
rooms and facilities for feeding pa-

tering generalities" and minimized:
greatly the wisdom of granting aa
degree at the end of two years work.
Declaring that such a procedure
does not solve any fundamental prob-
lem of education, he maintained it
takes at least two years in the great;
majority of cases to determine a stu-
dent's major field of interest. He
acknowledged that certain students;
may seek only a degree, but he strong-
ly questioned the advisability of in-
ducing them to drop out of school,
possibly before they have reached in-
tellectual maturity-which is often
not reached until the senior year.
As to Dr. Hutchins' contention that
American students were unnecessar-
ily delayed two years prior to their
entering college, Dr. Ruthven cited
his experience with high school prin-
cipals from the entire state who have
convinced him and other concerned
educators that those two years-the
last two spent in high school-are
very essential to the educational
growth of the student. To cut these
out, he said, and in addition to the
two in college as proposed, would
serve to disqualify many students be-
fore they had an adequate chance to

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