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T HE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, MARCH 6,

1

New Service Will Aid Defense
Workers In Search For Rooms

Russian Names In Demand On Autograph Hunters' Lists

Russian Fight Against Fascism
Praised At War Relief Meeting

Townspeople To Register
All Available Lodgings
At Infornation Center
The sprawling mile-long assembly
line at Willow Run-father of num-
erous housing, health and sanitation
problems-was recognized in Ann Ar-
bor yesterday, as immediate meas-
ures to accommodate the men needed
to run it were announced by the
Consumer's Information Center.
AS part of the center's community
service, a room registry intended for
newly-arrived defense workers will
be opened Monday in the Armory un-
der the direction of Civilian Defense
Volunteer Office registrants.,
Joint Operation
The new service, designed to give
room-hunters information on ,type,
price and facilities offered by Ann
Arbor homes, will be operated in co-
operation with the Ypsilanti Room
Registry to speed housing of bomber-
plant employes and their families.
City officials and real estate men
were as united in their support of the
registry as they were once unanimous
on the number of Willow Run work-
ers to be drawn from the Detroit area
without disruption of existing facili-
ties.
"Real value in the emergency" was
the comment on defense "room serv-
ice" by Lewis G. Christman, secretary
of th'e Chamber of Commerce while
V. 0. Nelson, head of the Real Estate
Board, offered the project his full
support and predicted important as-
sistance to newcomers.
Problem Increases
According to Harrison H. Caswell,
chairman of the Washtenaw County
Defense Council, "the bomber plant
problem will become more acute as
the plant goes on full production and
attention should be given to it as
soon as possible."
Caswell, discussing workers' ac-
commodations in a statement made
to Mayor Leigh Young's housing
committee, stressed the need for full
use of existing residences to allevi-
ate problems of transportation.
"I am certain that there are several
hundred rooms available for housing,
in houses where' the owner has not
Calendar Shift
HitsGlee Club
Spring Tour Is Cancelled;
Other Concerts Planned
Plans for the reorganization of the
Varsity Glee Club were formulated
last night at a special meeting for
all members.
With the University's elimination
of spring vacation this year, the or-
ganization was forced to cancel its
traditional spring tour, held annually
during the second week in April. In
order to maintain the interest of the
members, the club voted to add to its
repertoire -in the planning of con-
certs which will be given later this
semester in nearby Michigan com-
munities.
In addition, the organization de-
cided to hold tryouts in the near fu-
ture in order to increase membership.
Standards of quality, however, will
not be lowered for applicants, it was
emhasized
Students interested in trying out
for the Glee Club are invited to at-
tend ^a meeting at 4:30 p.m. Sunday
in the Union, ary E. Landis, '42,
president of the organization, an-
nounced.
Edward Ormond, Violinist,
To Give Student Recital
Edward Ormond, violinist and sen-

ior in the School of Music, will give
a. recital in partial fulfillment of the
requirements of the degree of Bache-
lor of Music, at 4:15 p.m. Sunday in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. He will
be accompanied by John Wheeler,
Grad., pianist.
Ormond will present the following
program: Brahms, Sonata No. 1 in
G, Op. 78; Chausson: Poeme; Glaz-
ounov: Concerto, in A minor, Op. 82.
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made it a practice of renting rooms
in the past," Caswell told the com-
mittee in his report.
In the event of a poor response to
the newly announced room registry,
Caswell declared that "it will perhaps
be necessary to make a house-to-
house canvass of the situation and
encourage the practice of renting
rooms during the emergency."
Caswell also warned the housing
committee against "undesirable in-
fluences of the bomber plant or
mushroom housing projects" in his
report. He claimed that "it is not
possible at this time for any subdi-
vision of Washtenaw County to make
plans for taking care of any definite
number of homes."
Residents with rooms available
may notify the registry service on
and after Monday by calling 2-6313.
Second Scout
T rinng Corps
To Be Formed

Speakers Urge Sending
Supplies To Red Army,
Millions OfRefugees
Unmitigated praise for the Russian
spirit in "its magnificent fight
against the black horrors of Fascism"
dominated the addresses delivered
at the Russian War Relief meeting
last night in the League.
Russia's desperate need of sup-
plies-supplies for her inspired Red
Army and its million of refugee
brethren who have to be fed, shelter-
ed and clothed-must be attacked by
us. Mrs. Lila Pargment of the orien-
tal languages department declared.
"We owe them all possible help; it
is the sum we owe them for defending
our soldiers, our home, our brothers.
Every soldier fighting there keeps
one of ours at home," Mrs. Pargment
asserted.
Prof. LeRoy Waterman of the or-
iental languages department struck
the same note of praise for the Rus-
sians' fight and said: "If we remem-
ber that the Russians are fighting
our front, our war, then we will not
hesitate to help."
Harry Stutz, Grad., chairman of
the Russian War Relief student unit,
pointed out that for every Nazi killed
two or three Red Army men are killed
or wounded. "The Red Army is doing
a great service and it's up to us to
help them," he emphasized.
Stutz explained that Russian War
Relief, an incorporated organization,
makes it feasible for thousands of
Americans to make contributions of
money and clothes.
The student division has already
collected $800 for Russian relief this

year, and hopts to bring the total up
to $2,500 or better by the end of this
semester.
To promote the campaign, tables
will be placed at strategic points
around the campus at the beginning
of the week, where information on
the organization will be available.
Fifty students have been author-
ized to solicit funds in a 10-day drive
inaugurated today. Other phases of
the drive such as movies and a tea
dance. are being planned for the re-
mainder of the month.
Lieut. Batchelor
To Enlist Students
The Marine Corps' Liaison Officer,
Lieut. William L. Batchelor, will re-
turn to North Hall Monday, March 9.
not only for formal enlistment of the
applicants he interviewed on his first
visit, but to enlist 13 more sopho-
mores and 15 freshmen.
Freshmen and others who may
have missed the information made
available by the lieutenant during
his last visit are advised that appli-
cants must be unmarried, American
citizens and physically fit. They will
be permitted to complete their col-
lege programs except in case of ur-
gent necessity in the Corps.
All graduate students are in-
vited to attend a meeting of the
Graduate Council at 5 p.m. today
in the West Conference Room of
the Rackham Building. Plans for
the social activities of the coming
semester will be discussed.

Boys,
To
In

Townsley, Mayfield
Direct Instruction
Emergency Work

Training for a second Emergency
Service Corps, to begin within a
week, was announced yesterday by
Dr. Richard Boys of the English de-
partment.
The formation of service corps
among the Boy Scouts, to be integ-
rated with the national, defense pro-
gram, was initiated by Dr. Elmer
Townsley of the physical education
department, Dr. Boys and Officer
Mayfield of the Ann Arbor police
force. Lewis Saks, '44, is also assist-
ing in the leadership.
Although groups are organized pri-
marily for Boy Scouts between the
ages of 15-17, freshman boys are
urged to attend to act as leaders.
The training includes instruction in
first aid, firemanship, fingerprinting,
public health, messenger work, and
other emergency jobs. Meetings are
held every Saturday afternoon for
three hours in Waterman gymnasi-
um. Requirements include a physi-
cal examination, parental consent,
and the attainment of First Class
Scoutsmanship.
The first corps, which has just
finished its training period, will hold
a banquet March 17 in Lane Hall.
The Emergency Service Corps is lay-
ing plans for its activities in the
Boy Scout Jamboree, which will be
held here in April in the Intramural
Building.
Commendation of the movement
was recently expressed by Mayor Fio-
rello LaGuardia, who considers it an
essential unit in the national defense
program.
Cast Of Play.
Cannot learn
Spanish Way
"It's an old Spanish custom," but
Dr. Charles Staubach of the Spanish
department is having a hard time
teaching it to the Michigan men!
Stage directions in "La Indepen-
dencia," annual Spanish play, call
for "an embrace in the Spanish fash-
ion" between two of the leading male
characters. This particular clasp
consists of putting the right arm on
the person's shoulder anl the left
arm at his waist. The students, how-
ever, are used to the American way.
"La Independencia," La Sociedad
Hispanica's all-Spanish production,
will be presented at 8:15 p.m., March
17 in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. It
is under the direction of Dr. Charles
Staubach, but all the acting and
technical work will be done by stu-
dents.
The play, written by Manuel Bre-
ton de los Herreros, was edited re-
cently by Prof. E. A. Mercado and
Dr. Staubach of the Spanish faculty.
The difficulty in editing the play lay
in changing the lines to fit modern
idiomatic Spanish. Professor Mer-
cado and Dr. Staubach are working
on a new edition, which will be pub-
lished soon.
Reading of the play in Spanish is
required in Spanish 2, 31 and 32 in
order to facilitate the students' un-
derstanding of it. Any students in-
terested in participating in the crowd
scenes or helping in production are
urged to see Dr. Staubach.

Autograph seekers kept Russian ambassador to U.S., Maxim Litvinoff and his English born wife, Ivy
(left), busy after a New York speech at which Litvinoff said he believed Hitler "could be destroyed by sum-
mer." He urged, however, the opening of another fro nt against Nazis. It was his first public speech since
taking over his capital post.
New British Prime Minister?
CorippsMay ReplaceChurchill In Cabinet

I

By DREW MIDDLETON
LONDON, March 5.-(/P)--A quiet
campaign of great strength to unseat
Winston Churchill may put Sir Staf-
ford Cripps in his place as British
Prime Minister within three months,
a political informant of high reliabil-
ilty predicted today.
Despite substantial cabinet changes
within the last few weeks the fight
on Churchill is continuing. It stems
from such diverse elements as the
old "Thunderer," the powerful, Tory
London Times, and extreme Left
Winger M.P.'s like Communist Willie
Gallacher and Socialist James Max-
ton. But also in the vanguard of the
fight is Leslie Hore-Belisha, most
irreconcilable foe of Churchill from
the Prime Minister's own political
stratum.
Former Socialist
As a former Socialist, Cripps is not
quite the man the dominant conserva-
tive faction in Commons and country
would have chosen. But the former
ambasasdor to Moscow, now Church-
ill's House of Commons leader and
war cabineteer, is the only logical
choice to succeed the Prime Minister.
The conservatives believe the people
will accept him and that once in
power he will proceed to fight the war
as Churchill's critics want it fought.
Stated simply, that means in the
present tense-not the campaigns of
1944.
After the recent bitter words that
have been heard in Parliament, the
press and elsewhere, it must be real-
ized that Churchill, although vastly
popular in the United States, has
steadily lost his hold on the English
since the fall of Crete in June of
1941. Since then an opposition has
grown which transcends party lines,
War Doctors'
Jobs__Opeted
iii Army Lowered
Because of the increasing need for
doctors in the country's armed forces,
requirements for appointments have
been lowered.
Qualified first and second year stu-
dents at the Medical School here and
bona fide matriculants (students ac-
cepted into medical school and who
have already paid their non-return-
able deposits),,may be appointed as
second lieutenants in the Army Medi-
cal Administrative Corps, the Uni-
versity Medical School announced
yesterday.
The students will not be called to
active duty until they have completed
their studies and internships and
have qualified for appointments in
the Medical Corps, the announce-
ment said.
The Medical School further an-
nounced that positions were open to
students of similar qualifications as
Junior Lieutenants in the Navy.

and which has not been appeased by
the recent War Cabinet reshuffle.
Today's informant summarized as
follows the failures with which
Churchill himself is charged:I
Dispatch of the capital ships Prince
of Wales and Repulse to Malaya,
where they were sunk, despite a
warning by the naval staff that they
would have little air support;
Placing of Lord Beaverbrook in
positions where he alienated both the
fighting services and the heavy in-
dustries, and from which he failed
to get to the Middle East needed tanks
replacements and airplane parts;
Intruding his (Churchill's) not-al-
ways-successful judgment into con-
duct of the war.
Gallipoli Remembered
Britons, this source asserted, re-
member the Churchill-suggested Gal-
lipoli campaign in the World War
and are not very strong for civilians
overriding the opinions of military
men who have studied war problems
for a lifetime.
Lord Beaverbrook is admitted by
the opposition to have made a "fine
superficial showing" in his cabinet
jobs pertaining to war production and
supply, but they say forces in the
Middle East have been fighting with-
ROTC Will Begin
New Arboretum
SpringOffensive
With the breaking of the icy grip
of winter, which has kept the regi-
ment of cadets confined to the
Sports Building, comes the an-
nouncement that the ROTC will take
to the field, i.e., the Arboretum.
Paralleling a similar project last
fall, a provisional rifle platoon will
be trained in combat principles of
the rifle squad and platoon, under
Capt. K. R. R. Houston of the In-
fantry unit.
It is planned to begin the opera-
tions by exercising one squad only in
the first period then, with this squad,
demonstrating the principles to the
unit leaders, and finally after an-
other demonstration to the platoon
as a whole, running through the
problem with the entire unit.
The organization, a regulation
platoon of four squads and platoon
headquarters, will consist of 12 ca-
dets from the advanced course and
52 from the basic.

out tank replacements or aircraft
parts.
The opposition was described as
somewhat concerned by Beaverbrook's
decision to remain in Britain rather
than accept a job in the United
States. This was based on a feeling
that in taking full control of his
Daily Express and Standard he would
be able to bolster Churchill, who is
the main target of criticism. Just
how strong this newspaper support
may be is unknown, however.
Pound Ouster Also Desired
In addition to desiring Church-
ill's downfall, the opposition was de-
clared by the political observer to be
eager for the finish of Admiral Sir
Dudley Pound as first sea lord.
The contention is that Sir Dud-
ley has been antagonistic toward the
RAF and the fleet air arm, to Bri-
tain's cost.
Congress "Told
That Sales Tax
Is 'Last Resort'
WASHINGTON, March 5.--IP-
The Treasury, seeking to head off
Congressional sentiment for a gen-
eral sales tax as one means of raising
$7,000,000,000 in new revenue, told
the House Ways and Means Commit-
tee that it should be considered only
as a last resort.'
Amplifying the opposition ex-
pressed previously by Secretary Mor-
genthau, Randolph Paul, his tax ad-
viser, asserted that a sales tax would
have "a very inflationary effect."
"A sales tax is inflationary com-
pared with income taxes," Paul de-
clared. "But on the other hand, a
sales tax is not as inflationary as
borrowing from banks; it has a direct
effect on price ceilings."
Morgenthau has proposed raising
$7,610,000,000 chiefly through doubl-
ing individual income payments,
greatly increased corporation taxes,
and new and higher excise levies.
In presenting his program to the
Committee Tuesday, the Treasury
Secretary strongly urged that no
sales tax be enacted on the grounds
it would encroach "harmfully on the
standard of living," would make price
control difficult, would stimulate de-
mands for wage increases and would
be difficult to collect.

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