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U.S. Government Considering
Art School'Bomber City' Plan

Commanded Jacob Jones

(Continued from Page 1)

and four bedrooms-room enough
for an average family.
The Row houses are built in units
of five.
A small section of 100 apartments
is located in the northern part of
Bomber City. In the northeast, a
"secluded residential" section has
been set up. This is planned to in-
clude 2,500 single-family dwelling
Each of the five sections has its
own school-complete with play-
ground- church, corner grocery and
other commercial stores within easy
walking distance. The large main-
street business district is squarely in
the center and will swallow up the
service population which is expected
to enter Bomber City with the work-
No Subdivisions
There are no subdivisions. The
city is a solid zone and must be recog-
nized as a regular incorporated com-
munity because it cuts across county
lines. ro
The park system of the community
feeds into the Huron-Clinton Park-
way which runs a circuit from the
mouths of the Huron-Clinton Rivers
and follows the river valleys.
The streets are so arranged that
they will allow no through-traffic.
The main streets carrying the work-
ers to the plant skirt the community
To Have Central Heating
Bomber City will have central
heating for the whole community. A
main line will run down the streets
and section lines will carry heat into
each house in the city. The com-
munity can put in its own sewage
disposal plant east of Belleville and
incinerate its own garbage.
All access roads leading into the
bomber plant have already been en-
larged by local officials. The Chi-
cago-Detroit through-traffic will be
switched over to two separate roads
which will by-pass Ann Arbor and
Ypsilanti, according to plans being
made now.
It will be a 10-minute drive from
Church Plans
Angell To Talk At Opening
Service In Redecorated
Gothic Building Sunday
After. being closed six months for
redecoration, the First Congrega-
tional Church will resume services
Sunday with Dr. James R. Angell,
former president of Yale University,
the featured speaker in the rededica-
tion ceremonies.
Renovation began six months ago,
and since that time church services
have been held in the Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre. The rededication cele-
bration also serves to mark the 95th
birthday of the, church, as it was
built in 1875. Rev. Leonard Parr
will preach at the morning services,
and Dr. Angell will deliver the his-
torical address for the afternoon pro-
At first it was planned to spend
only $10,000 on the redecoration, but
the amount increased to $25,000 as
the result of generous donations.
Twenty new stained glass memorial
windows have been installed, the big
east window being given by Dr. An-
gell in commemoration of his par-
ents. The aim of the whole program
has been to restore the church to its
original Gothic architecture.
In addition to the stained glass
windows, a new lighting system has
been installed. Gothic chandeliers,
an enlarged glassed-in foyer, and a
new chancel with hand-carved pul-
pit and choir stalls are only a few

of the improvements. The old bal-
conies have been taken down, and
acousti-cellatex ceilings installed to
insure better acoustics. The roof has
been repaired and the entire interior
completely painted and redecorated.
The clergy of Ann Arbor and neigh-
boring communities, and the towns-
people and students have been in-
vited to the rededication services.
After the services there will be a re-
e'ption and tea open to out-of-town
Dr. Angell is at the present time
employed as educational director of
the National Broadcasting System,
and is the son of the former president
of the University of Michigan.
Seger Will Discuss
War, Peace Plans
Gerhart Seger will bring an inti-
mate knowledge of Nazi Germany-
from Reichstag to concentration
camp-to Ann Arbor at 4 p.m. Sun-
day in the Rackham Lecture Hall
when he discusses "Hitler's, War-
Our Peace" in a public lecture spon-
sored by the Committee To Defend

Ann Arbor to the bomber plant with
the heavy traffic shunted over to
another road. From the River
Rouge plant it will only take a half-
hour to get to work on time over the
access express highway which has
been authorized by the War Depart-
Mr. Belser's work is the beginning.
Now he's waiting for the government
to decide whether Bomber City will
be transposed from the table in the
art school building to the "official
blueprints" of actualtconstruction.
r"And I hope they make a move in
Washington pretty soon," he said.
"It's a race against the clock with
Willow Run."
Mi"h igan
By The Gunner
Averaging 23 years in age, the 62
Michigan representatives at Ran-
dolph Field, Texas, oldest and largest
of the Army Air Corps' basic flying
schools, are all former college men
with 3.4 years of schooling apiece
and 27 degrees among them.
Although most of them were stu-
dents when they signed up for Un-
cle Sam's $25,000 scholarship flying
course which will earn them a com-
mission in another 15 weeks or so,
they number among them a tree sur-
geon, lawyers, salesmen, teachers,
clerks, teachers, a revenue collector
and a social worker.
Clarence J. Sikkema, who did
graduate work at the University be-
fore entering the Air Corps, Charles
D. Mattson, '41, and Donald J. Hollis
are the former Wolverines in this
class of cadets.
** *
From the Army Air Base at Wil-
liams Field, Arizona, comes the in-
formation that Corporal Victor J.
Gribas, stationed there, has been
promoted to the rank of staff ser-
His promotion is attributed to his
exemplary record as a soldier and
technician in his duties, field author-
ities said.
In the naval air service three for-
mner students of the University were
appointed Aviation Cadets at the
U. S. Naval Air Station, Jackson-
ville, Fla.
W. Edward Drury of Ann Arbor,
Gerard W. Floersch, Jr., of Wyan-
dotte, and James O. Shetterly of
Corning, N. Y., arrived at the Jack-
sonville station following the suc-
cessful completion of their prelim-
inary flight training at the Naval
Reserve Air Base in Miami, Fla.
Pairis Suburbs
ByRAF Raid
(Continued from FPge 1)
moonlit sky glowed red, he said. Re-
nault installations on an island in
the Seine and on the right bank were
hit hard.
(Coming through the French cen -
sorship, Fontaine's account was
highly unusual in any case, since it
identified the factories, ac'know-
ledged heavy damage, and admitted
that Renault was working for the
Captain Fontaine, who was just,
across the river from the bombard-
ment, said that in a long naval-
military career he never before had
seen such a sight. He described leap-
ing, crackling flames, trapped vic-
tims screaming for help, and the en-
tire western suburban area from
Saint Germain to Issy "plastered"
with bombs.

Captain Fontaine said that when
he left the still-smoking scene at
noon to return to Vichy the toll
stood at 500 or 600 dead and 2,000
>r more wounded and that the list
vas increasing steadily as bodies weref
Jug from the debris.I
Marshal Petain, French Chief of
State, likened the bombing to "a na-
tional catastrophe."
The old Marshal, receiving reports
of the attack even while successive
waves of British planes were unload-
ing their bombs during the two-hour
raid, declared a day of national
mourning for the funeral of the vic-
tims and issued this angry statement:
"The bloody attack of the night of
the 3rd and 4th of March, striking
only at the civilian population, will
arouse general indignation and take
on the character of a national cat-
And in Washington, any suggestion
that the United States might take
exception to the British bombing of
the Paris suburban area was quashed
emphatically by acting Secretary of
State Sumner Welles today.
He told a press conference it was
entirely clear that the bombing of

Russian Relief
Group To Hear
C:omnittee Wil l atnchi
Campaign For Money
To Care For Wounded
"Soviet Offensive and the Need for
Russian War Relief" will be the
theme of talks to be given by Prof.
Leroy Waterman, head of the oriental
languages department, Lila Parg-
ment, instructor in Russian, and My-
ron Dann, '43, at a meeting of the
student division of Russian War Re-
lief, Inc., scheduled for 8:30 p.m.
A ten-day drive will be inaugurated
at the meeting, for which 50 students
have been authorized to solicit con-
tributions for Russian War Relief.
No quota has been set for the cam-
paign though the committee hopes
to secure enough money "to save the
lives of a minimum of 100 wounded
Red Army soldiers-our contribution
to the anti-Axis war effort," Harry
Stutz, Grad, chairman of the com-
mittee, said.
According to Stutz, the national
Russian War Relief drive has been
endorsed by the President's Commit-
tee on War Relief, the State Depart-
ment, Lend Lease, and the Surgeon
General's Office.
Materials needed in saving the
lives of "100 wounded Red Army sol-
diers" include 15 anesthesia masks,
20 wound clips, 250 ounces of quinine
hydrochloride, electrical surgical in-
strument sterilizers for hospital use,
dressing sterilizers for field use, and
at least one hospital field tent (ca=
pacity 20 wounded.)


Lieut. Commander H. D. Black
of Oradell, N. J., was in command
of the U. S. destroyer Jacob Jones
when she was sunk before dawn
last Saturday off Cape May, N. J.I
The Navy announced that Black
was among those lost.
Religious Guild Changes
Sunday Meeting ScheduleI
Streamlining their program to fit
the schedule of the average student
better, Westminster Guild members
have changed both the time and type
of their Sunday evening meetings,
Bob Gelston, '42, announced.
Formerly coming at 6 p.m. each
Sunday, students will meet at 7:15,
p.m. in the church parlors. The wor-
ship service will be followed by a
special program and discussion each
week, then ending with refreshments.
This change will go into effect this
coming Sunday.

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The subs/antfial good looks and the '
eXceptiOnal wearing quality of Vay Boven's
Covert cloth topcoats and snits have
made them synonymous with good taste
to w el l dressed m en ,ev eryw h ere.
TOPCOA TS $45.00
SUITS $45.00
A& < ' The traditional mclhod of judging
a fabric is by its handle and feel.
Burnsley She/land is loomed of
a special blend of wools and "finished
by nature in the original crofter
'ianner" with coloring and softiiess
hitherto unobtainable only in~expensive
suns $45.00
New Arrivals

The average price per kilowatthour paid by our
residence customers for electricity today is 3.28
cents. Twenty years ago, the figure was 6.13 cents.
Electricity is 46 per cent cheaper today.
Your electric service is so commonplace a thing
such an accepted part of our daily life - that
most of us take it for granted. When you push a
button on your wall to turn on your lights, when
you flip a switch to operate your washer or iroi
or vacuum cleaner or any of the dozen-and-one
other electric helpers in your home, you expect
service instantly... and you get it. Yet few people
think of what lies back of the switch to make this
service possible - the far-flung organization, the
tremendous investment in power plants and lines
and substations, the thousands of employes whose
combined endeavor is directed toward bringing
you a service so dependable that you need never
give it a thought. Here truly is the magic of elec-
tricity at your fingertips!
What makes electricity cheaper? Keeping everdoingly
at it-thinking up new ways of doing things better and
a!t lower tosf-then passing the savings on to our us
4omers. The thousands of improvements, big and little
which have been made year by year have permitted u
to reduce our rates voluntarily . ., not once or twice
but many times-whenever earnings justified it. That is
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