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VOL. II. No. 107 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 1942 23-3

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Japanese

Invasion

Forces

Land

On Java

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Cagers Down
Chicago Five;
Hockey Team
Defeated, 5-1
Mandler Scores 14 Points
As Quintet Wins, 49-36;
OSU Wrestlers Routed
By Wolverine Matmen
Ice Battle Is Close
In SpiteOf Score
By DICK SIMON
Michigan's Varsity cagers won their
second straight Big Ten battle and
their fifth of the season as they
trimmed a game but inaccurate Chi-
cago quintet, 49-36, in a loosely-
played contest last night in Yost
Field House.
The Wolverines' victory coupled
with Ohio State's defeat at the hands
of Wisconsin and Northwestern's loss
to Illinois moved the Maize and Blue
charges into undisputed possession of
seventh place in the Conference
standings, while all it did for the
Maroons'was make it their 31st loss
in a row.
Paced by big Jim Mandler, high-
scoring pivot man for the Wolverines
who added 14 points to his total,
Michigan ,took a commanding 19-12
lead before the half was 10 minutes
old and then coasted in to victory.
The game reached burlesque pro-
portions during the final period when
Assistant Coach Ernie McCoy re-
placed his first stringers with the
reserves, three of whom-Bob Gil-
bert, Ike Stein and football player
Paul White--had not seen action all
year long. Nels Norgren followed suit
and the boys really had a scrapping
good battle._
First one side would take the ball
down the court, take a couple of
shots, making a basket every now and
then, and then the other team would
do the very same thing. It was here
Michigan's basketball team
ends the current campaign to-
tomorrow night when it faces
Purdue at 7:30 p.m. in Yost Field
House.
the Wolverines got the best of the
bargain by making 21 of their 57
shots as compared to 13 out of 55 for
the Maroons.
The dribbling and passing was
probably the worst seen on the Mich-
igan hardwood this season, and the
only thing that kept the meager
crowd of 1,000 from walking out of
the Field House before the game was
(Continued on Page 3)
Hockey Team Fights Hard
In 5-1 Loss To Gophers
By STAN CLAMAGE
Playing its best game on Coli-
seum ice this season, Michigan's
fighting hockey team took it on the
chin again last night, losing to a big
Minnesota outfit, 5-1.
The story of the battle is indeed
a sorry one, for the Wolverines easily
played the Gophers to a standstill
for the entire three periods. But when
the final payoff came, the Maize
and Blue sextet failed to meet the
test time and time again.
Johnny Gillis, Bob Collins, Captain
Paul Goldsmith and Bob Kemp were
the big guns in the Wolverine attack,
but except for Kemp's lone tally in
the second period, their bullets all
turned into duds. Gillis again skated

and checked his way into the spot-
light. Single handed, he continually
bottled up the Minnesota attack just
when the pace began to get hot.
As iri Thursday's 4-0 defeat, Eddie
(Continued on Page 3)
Wolverines Trounce
Buckeye Matmen, 22-8
(Special to The Daily)
COLUMBUS, O., Feb. 28.-That
Ohio State time bomb didn't go off
today after all.
In fact the fuse went out com-
pletely as the Wolverine matmen
cleaned house 22-8 on the Buckeyes.
And even the desperate sleight of
hand work the Ohio coach pulled in
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Committee Prepares

Navy Battles

Way

To Appear In Concert

Air Raid-
University Is Divided Int
For Planning And Orga
By GEORGE SALLADE
If and when the Nazis or their Jap-
anese allies decide to bomb this
Michigan city, the University will be
prepared with a well-organized air
raid precautions system.
Headed by Prof. Louis M. Gram of
the civil engineering department and
director of physical plant, a Plant
and Personnel Protection Committee
has been formed as a sub-committee
of the University's War Board. This
committee is the central agency un-
der whose direction all air raid pro-
tection plans are made and carried
out.
For purposes of planning and or-
ganization, the entire University is
divided into four units: (1) building
and grounds, (2) hospital, (3) resi-
dence halls, and (4) athletic plant.
Selected representatives from each
of these units are members of the
Plant and Personnel Protection Com-
mittee and direct precautions in their
own area.
Building Wardens
Actual precautions for possible air
attacks center around protection for
buildings and personnel, first aid
and emergency protection services.
The Deans of all schools and colleges
have been asked to appoint building
Fairer Ticket
Arrangement
Is Announced
New Plan Aimed To Give
Students Own Section;
GuestTicketsObtainable
A new ticket arrangement for all
home games was announced yester-
day at the first meeting of the Inter-
collegiate Athletic Board.
The. group acted in response to
strong demands for a new ticket ar-
rangement that would provide a
fairer distribution to students and
other Michigan grid fans.
The new plan, which was intro-
duced by Norm Call, '42, student
member of the Board, allows students
to purchase one ticket in the student
section for themselves and three ad-
ditional tickets in a section adjacent
to the students'. The single ticket
that the student buys will be distrib-
uted according to class seniority.
Students who wish to sit with out-
siders will have to sit in the section
adjacent to the students'. Call
pointed out that "in the past the
lower classmen were forcd to sit
in the poorer seats because many of
the juniors and seniors bought extra
tickets next to their own."
It is hoped by the Board that this
will solve many of the difficulties
that arose whenever the Wolverine
football team performs before near
capacity crowds.
The Board also announced its new
officers for the coming year. Athletic
Director Fritz Crisler was named
chairman, Prof. Axel Marin, vice-
chairman, Prof. Ralph Aigler, secre-
tary and Call a member of the execu-
tive board.
Co-Op Party Starts Ball Ro

Precautions
o Four Sections As Basis
inization By New Group
wardens for every building within
their jurisdiction.
This warden will be responsible
for training his staff in personnel
protection and providing fire watch-
es, if necessary. He will be assisted
by assistant wardens whom he may
appoint. All small fires must be
handled by the building air raid of-
ficials but the chief warden is
charged with the duty of notifying
the emergency fire squad of the
building and grounds department im-
mediately if any blaze gets out of
control.
Perhaps the most important duty
of the building warden is the selec-
tion of an evacuation center. He
must designate what appears to be
the safest room in his building to
serve as an air raid shelter. All selec-
tions by the wardens are subject to
the approval of Prof. Glenn L. Alt
of the civil engineering department.
Professor Alt recently completed a
study of the effects of high explosive
bombs on building structures in a
course in New York City.
Health Service Heads First Aid
It is up to the individual building
warden to decide on whether black-
outs would be practical in his build-
ing. For example, they might inter-
rupt government experiments. Other
special factors may also be faced by
any particular warden.
All first aid precautions are under
the supervision of the Health Serv-
ice. Medical and nursing assistants
are being selected by the director of
the Health Service, Dr. Warren E.
Forsythe. First aid training will soon
be offered in special courses.
The emergency protection service
provides police forces to prevent loot-
ing and special squads for fire fight-
ing, handling ofutilities, salvage and
demolition. Other special facilities
include transportation, supply and
communication aids.
CPT 'Reduces
Flight Course
Prerequisites
With the announcement of the low-
ering of its scholastic requirements,
the Civilian Pilots' Training Course
is now getting under way with its
spring program.
In addition to the previously re-
duced cost and age limits, only 15
hours of college work are now re-
quired for the Elementary Course, en-
abling second semester freshmen to
participate. This course includes 35
flying hours spread over a period of
10 to 15 weeks plus 72 hours of ground
school instruction.
Any m'ale student who has attained
his eighteenth but not his twenty-
sixth birthday, is a citizen of the
United States, and can successfully
pass the physical examination may
take the course. The written con-
sent of his parents is required for
anyone under 21 years of age.
A limited number of applications
will still be accepted but must be in
this week. Application blanks may
be secured at the Coordinator's Of-
fice, Room B-47, East Engineering
Building.

Past Allied Fleet
'Furious' Resistance Is Met At All Points
As Defending Ships Blast Enemy
BANDOENG, Java, Sunday, March 1. (By Transpacific telephone to New
York) .-(P)-Powerful Japanese invasion forces battled their way past the
blazing guns of outnumbered United Nations warships in the Java Sea over-
night and landed in the face of furous Allied resistance at three places
along the northern coast of Java.
At 8 a.m. (7:30 p.m. Saturday Eastern War Time) the battle for this
last bastion of the United Nations in the Netherlands East Indies was raging
in full fury at all three points.
The official Dutch news agency Aneta ordered its Batavia correspond-
ent to depart immediately from the capital "for the front." The agency
indicated that vigorous land action already was under way.
First Landing Made Opposite Sumatra
The showdown battle for Java started with a landing in the northwest
part of Bantam Province, at the island's extreme west, opposite the tip of
Japanese-occupied Sumatra.
This was followed in the early morning hours by additional landings at
Rembang, on the north central coast, 90 miles west of the great Soerabaja
naval base, and at Indramaju Bay, 90 miles east of Batavia, Java's capital.
The Indramaju region is only 60 miles northeast of Bandoeng, head-
quarters of the Netherlands East Indies Army. Batavia itself was flanked
by the landing there and in northern Bantam.
The size of the invading forces was not immediately disclosed. An offi-
cial Dutch statement said of the landing in the vicinity of Rembang that
"a strong fleet" put the Japanese ashore "on an extensive front."
Allied Warships Battle Landing Forces
Presumably the landings were made from some of the fleet of 40 trans-
ports, which with their protecting escort had been in a running battle with
United States and Allied warships since Friday afternoon.,
A few hours before the announcement of the troop landings, the Navy
Department at Washington had announced a major victory, in which a
Japanese cruiser and three desti'oyers had been put out of action.
The Dutch already had announced that the Japanese invasion fleet had
fled northward after the battle off the Soerabaja naval base, but that it was
anticipated they were reforming for a second landing attempt.
All portents pointed to this as the greatest sea battle yet fought in the
Pacific; a harder, more extensive struggle than the engagements which
slowed and wounded the enemy in
the Macassar Strait and off Bali- JaJvFlaAing
but which did not stop him from
making a new thrust. Hard Hit By Allied Forces
In the bright, warm light of a W
Souh ga mon riay igh, US.WASHINGTON, Feb. 28. -- (IP) -
South Sea moon Friday night, U.S. American fighting ships, with naval
and Netherlands cruisers, destroyers uni f h ted s is, ut a
and submarines and aircraft flown units of other United Nations, put a
by British, American, Australian and Japanese cruiser and three destroy-
Dutch pilots beat off the first at- ers out of action in what the Navy
tempt to storm the strong naval base said today was an "initial phase" of
and then sent the Japanese warships the battle for Java.
and their long transport train reel- Moreover, American submarines
ing northward in retreat. torpedoed and probably sank five
All night they fought and then other enemy ships in the western
throughout Saturday guns boomed Pacific war theatre in previous ac-
out at sea as the fast sea-chasers tions, a Navy communique said.
under the Dutch Admiral C. F. Hel- The 8,500-ton Japanese cruiser
frich, maintained contact. Mogami which was driven out of
the fight in the Java Sea yesterday
was part of an enemy naval force of
.E y Acing 40 transports for an intended
Position At Pitt landing on the north coast of Java.
The American units participating
with Dutch, British and Australian
Former 'M' Football Star naval forces, the communique said,
probably consisted of one heavy
Leaves Hamilton Post cruiser and five destroyers.
The Navy made a point of saying
Forest Evashevski, captain of, that this "major action" near the
Michigan's great 1940 gridiron team, last big base for the United Nations
has resigned his position as head foot- in the Indies was of initial character
ball coach at Hamilton College to and that "further action can be ex-
become backfield coach at the Uni- pected in this area."
versity of Pittsburgh, it was learned And in this connection, there was
yesterday. significance in the Navy's statement
This announcement was made pub- that after the battle, which sent the
lic here by H. O. (Fritz) Crisler, enemy train retreating to the north,
Michigan's athletic director, simul- theUnited Nations forces were "still
taneously with that made in Pitts- intact."

Famous Piano
Team To Give
Concert Here
Choral Union Will Present
Artists Vronsky, Babin
In Ann Arbor Debut
Patrons of the Choral Union con-
certs will be treated to a rare dish
of musical enjoyment when the piano
team of Vronsky and Babin make
their first Ann Arbor appearance at
8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hill'Auditorium.
Called by Josef Hofmann "the
most extraordinary two-piano team
in Europe," Vitya Vronsky and Victor
Babin made their American debut in
1936 at the invitation of that great
pianist. They recently played a con-
cert with the New York Philharmonic
Symphony Orchestra on its regular
Sunday afternoon broadcast.
The program Tuesday will include
the following: Sonata in G by J. S.
Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
by J. S. Bach; Duettino concertante,
after Mozart by Busoni; Second
Suite, Op. 17, by Rachmaninoff;.
Three March Rhythms by Victor
Babin; Scherzo, Op. 8, by Saint-
Saens; Ritmo by Infante; and "Der
Rosenkavalier" Waltzes by Strauss-
Babin.

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British Bare
First Attack
On Continent
Parachutists, Infantrymen
Landed Near Le Havre;
Soviets Report Victory
Radio Equipment
Locale Destroyed
LONDON, Feb. 28.-(P)-The Ad-
miralty and War Office announced
tonight that the parachute-infantry
attack on the German radio location
station Friday night was near Le
Havre and that "our casualties were
very light."
A short time later, the Air Ministry
said fighter-escorted British Blen-
heim bombers blasted docks at Osten,
on the Belgian Coast opposite Dover,
this afternoon. Three RAF fighters
were lost.
The Admiralty and War Office an-
nouncement said the parachutists,
and heavily armed infantry had
struck successfully into German-gar-
risoned France for the first time since
1940. The invasion was 100 mIles
across the English Channel and for
a few brief hours spread terror and
confusion among the Nazi defenders
of the mouth of the Seine.
1942 Style Offensive
Setting what London quarters be-
lieved was the patttern for a new 1942
style of British offensive actiont
which may pave the way to a major
snash at Germany from a western
ront before the year is out. The large
force operated with strong RAF and
yal Navy support under a com-
bined operation headquarters, cor-
Pla*tely destroyed a vital radio loa-
ion center near Le Havre, and re-
turned with the only survivors of a
German garrison as their prisoners.
Not a single plane was lost in the
operation, though large numbers of
bombers were used to ferry the para-
chutists and many fighters were used
to put an umbrella over the expedi-
tion both ways across the channel,
< combined Army and Navy com-
amnique said.
Parachutists Attack
Likewise the Naval forces which
:aided in the landing operations re-
turned safely, and, casualties were
"very light," the communique added.
Dropping out of a moonlight sky
into the light mists which shrouded
their movement, the parachutists
quickly formed to attack their ob-
jective-the radio location center at
Bruneval, along the coast about 12
miles north of LeHavre.
Low-flying fighters swooped down
ahead of the parachutist - laden
bombers commanded by Wing Com-
mander P. C. Pickard, hero of the
(Continued on Page 6)
Reds Halt Nazi Attempts
To Save Trapped Force
MOSCOW, Feb. 28.-(A)-Desper-
ate Nazi attempts to save the trapped
16th Army by rushing up air-ferried
reinforcements drawn from the
spring offensive reserve have been
frustrated by Russian anti-aircraft
gunners and fighter planes, dis-
patches from the Staraya Russa front
declared tonight.
They reported shooting down big
German supply and troop planes and
capturing prisoners who said they
were sent to the front from camps in
Germany where they were being
trained f~? the spring drive.
Southwest of Moscow, on the front
extending through the DonetsBasin

and into the Crimea the G+ermans
were reported lashing out fiercely in
counter attacks possibly intended to
divert the strong Russian pressure in
the northwest.
Whites, Negroes
Clash In Detroit;
Fourteen Injured
DETROIT, Feb. 28. ---(P)-- Four-
teen persons were injured in clashes
between whites and Negroes as the
latter sought to move into a defense
housing project located in a white
d istrict but designated for them.

B LLE TINS

HONOLULU, Feb. 28. - (M) -
Wake Island "locked deserted"
when his craft approached it, an
American submarine commander
reported today. The date of his in-
spection was not given in a cryptic
naval announcement.
TOKYO (from Japanese broad-
casts), Feb. 28.-(P)--The news-
paper Nichi Nichi warned today of
the possibility of a United States
attack upon Japan from the Aleu-
tian Islands.
BANDOENG, Java., Feb. 27.-
(delayed)--VP)-The staff of the
American consulate general burned
its files in Batavia today, prepara-
tory to leaving.
All American correspondents
were also advised to leave the In-
dies capital, and it was understood
that the British consulate gave
similar advice to British corres-
pondents.

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Bomber-Scholarship' Group
Proposes All-Campus Campaign

When Johnny comes marching
back to campus after this war, he
won't find his pre-service college
years a total loss-if the "bomber-
scholarship" committee's plan is put
into effect.
Representing major campus groups,
the committee has proposed a fund
raised by contributions from Univer-
sity social functions. This fund will
be deposited with the University and
used to purchase defense bonds equal
in value to the $100,000 cost of an
Axis-blasting bomber.
"This may seem a huge sum," com-
mittee chairman Art Rude '42, de-
clared yesterday, "but it is far from
imnrc~cihl if e + n nvn r p m full

and women contributed $12 to the
fund.
Lincoln House committeemen, also
headed by Rude, placed a/ contribu-
tions box in theuentrance hall. Un-
solicited and unbuttonholed, stu-
dents and faculty members joined to
fill it.
The new all-campus committee has
considered plans to raise funds from
every social affair. "If we can afford
to have parties, we certainly can
afford to fulfill our obligation to for-
mer room-mates who are fighting to
preserve this institution," Rude point-
ed out.
"While death and destruction are

burgh by James Hagen, athletic di-
rector at Pitt.
The "One Man Gang" had com-
pleted only one year of his three year
contract with Hamilton College
whose Varsity eleven he successfully
piloted to five victories in seven
games last season-its best record in
years.
At the small eastern college lo-
cated at Clinton, N. Y., Evashevski
had the rank of ?>v
Assistant Profes-
sor of Physical
Education, and
participated in the
coaching of other
sports in addition.
to his specific
football duties.
The former
Michigan quarter-
back gained na-
tional fame as a blocking back
and as the man who cleared the
way for Tom Harmon, Wolverine
All-American of 1939 and 1940. In his
senior year, he was elected presidentj
of the graduating class of the Col-j

By CHARLES THATCHER
University cooperation in the na-
tional war effort will leap to tnew
heights tomorrow when the second
section of nearly 100 men will arrive
in Ann Arbor to begin the Engineer-
ing, Science and Management De-
fense Training Course in Ordnance
Materials Inspection.
At the same time, 77 trainees who
comprised the first section which
started instruction Jan. 19, will round
the half-way mark of the 12-week
class period, scheduled to be con-
cluded April 12.
Simultaneous with the announce-
ment of the start of the second sec-
tion's instruction, course administra-

'U' Cooperates In War Effort:
New Ordnance Group To Begin
12-Week Trainmg Tomorrow
ny

Colonel Miller's office, 411 West En-
gineering Building, some time to-
morrow.
Original plans called for an orig-
inal section of 100, to be followed by
a second section in mid-February
and a third in mid-March. However,
enrollment was down in the first sec-
tion and lack of equipment forced
the opening of the second section to
be postponed two weeks.
Meanwhile, it appears likely, Colo-
nel Miller disclosed, that 50 trainees
who started the second section course
last week at the Case School of Ap-
plied Science in Cleveland may soon
be added to the University's class
lists, as the Case School is having dif-

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