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cWar Of Hemispheres Will Be
Discussed By Noted Journalist

Pierre van Paassen, who will speak
in Hill Auditorium at 8:15 p.m.
Thursday, March 19, on "The War
of the Hemispheres," finds writing
a laborious task in spite of his long
experience as a journalist and au-
A normal night's work, beginning
at midnight, is approximately three
typewritten pages, the final result
of writing and rewriting.
Best Selling Biography
''Days of Our Years" has been, and
continues to be a best seller. It is
van Paassen's autobiography, re-
counting his vivid experiences as a
foreign correspondent in Europe,
Africa and the Near East, and con-
taining also a philosophic quality
which has increased its "literary
classic" rating.
Currently, van Paassen has written
and published "That Day Alone,"
the story of his recent experiences
in the Low Countries andFrance.
Van Paassen, who never reads his
own works once they have been pub-
lished, is married and has two chil-
dren, a boy and a girl. His daughter
is now serving as an ambulance
driver in England, while his young
son attends school in New York.
As a rule, van Paassen sleeps dur-
ing the day and works at night. A
typical day would begin at about 4
p.m. when van Paassen starts things
off with a light breakfast and reads
the newspapers. Then perhaps a
walk, and dinner with his family.
He Burns Midnight Oil
Not until 10 p.m. will van Paassen
really get down to work. But once
started, he will work right through
the night, eating only when he has
finished his night's writing. (The
author's explanation is that he works
better when he is hungry.)
Essentially a student and a man
of letters, van Paassen is anxiously
awaiting peace and quiet, hoping to
Speech Clinic
Few Non-Residents Able
To FindLodging Here
Of all the persons who receive aid
from the University Speech Clinic,
50% are children. The number of
those who receive training runs from
60 to 75 a year, yet from 10 to 15
children are denied assistance be-
cause they are unable to find a resi-
dence in Ann Arbor.
Various social agencies and the
families of these children are willing
to pay for lodgings, but very few
homes have been opened to these pa-
tients. It is highly desirable that the
residences that will provide board for
these children should be able to give
them sympathetic care and compan-
lonship of children of their own age.
-Beemuse such- homes are few, the
Speech Clinic is forced to localize
their treatments. In many instances
not even a thorough examination
can be given to children who aren't
able to find any residence, since an
effective study of their case must
take at least two weeks.
"It is too bad that we are unable
to help these children suffering from
speech defects," Dr. Harlan H.
Bloomer, head of the Speech Clinic,
declared, "but even with our facilities
for teatment, we must refuse them
if they cannot find a place to live
while they are in Ann Arbor."
Michigran Debaters
Face Albion Today
Representing the University, a

team from the women's debate squad
will meet a team from Albion College
in a non-decision debate at 4 p.m.
today at Albion.
Taking the affirmative side for the
University will be Dorothy Blicke,
'44, and Mary Jane Plumer, '43. Janet
Scott, '42, and Rosebud Scott, '42,
will speak for the negative.
The teams will consider the prob-
lem of whether the Federal Govern-
ment should control labor unions.
After the debate a discussion period
will be held.
Glen E. Mills, director of the squad,
and Prof. Kenneth G. Hance of the
speech department will accompany
the team.

retire to the country some day if the
times will permit it. He firmly be-
lieves that out of the chaos of our
era will come a better world. Van
Paassen's faith in the future and
eventual restoration of man to dig-
nity is unshakable. He lives, he says,
by the precept of Saint Augustine,
who wrote: "Man lives by the tradi-
tion of the past, in the hope of the
future, but makes his decisions in the
Debaters Will Meet
West Virginita Club
In Contests Today
Under the direction of Arthur Se-
cord, the men's varsity debate squad
will meet a team from the University
of West Virginia in two non-decision
debates today.
The first contest will take place at
2 p.m. before a debate class. Repre-
senting the University on the nega-
tive team will be Clarence Carlson,
'44, and Tom Johnson, '43.
The second debate will be held at
8 p.m. in the North Lounge of the
Union. John Muehl, '44, and Matthew
Zipple, '42Ed, will represent the af-
firmative side at this time.
The question that will be under
consideration at these debates is:
Resolved, That the federal govern-
ment should regulate by law all la-
bor unions.
A group of 12 debaters took part
in a symposia with the Detroit chap-
ter of the American Institute of
Banking Tuesday at Detroit. Some
of the debaters who participated in
this symposia were Richard Arens,
Arthur Biggins, '42, Arthur Carpen-
ter, '43, Robert Dillingham, '43, Leon-
ard Greenwald, Tom Johnson, '43,
Charles Murphy, '43, and Matthew
Zipple, '42Ed.

New Call Out
For Volunteer
War Drivers,
Conscientious Obj ectors
Are Eligible For Work
In Ambulance Forces
Organized in the fight for demo-
cracy long before an official U. S.
war declaration, the American Field
Service has issued a new call for vol-
unteer ambulance drivers, it was an-
nounced yesterday by Prof. B. D.
Thuma of the War Board.
The field service has already seen
action in this war from Amiens to
British East Africa and four units
have been detailed overseas with two
more to follow in the near future;
Requirements for the service are
elastic, but they stress American cit-
izenship, age between 18 and 30, driv-
ing experience, and four letters of
reference from responsible citizens of
the community.
According to Professor Thuma, this
service is of extraordinary interest to
conscientious objectors with an in-
dependent income. Volunteers re-
ceive no pay, but are provided with
food, quarters and transportation
With an enlistment period of one
year, the American Field Service also
carries a draft deferment, since local
boards have authority to exempt ap-
plicants from military service.
Field Service men have seen action
both in this struggle and the last. It
began spontaneously at the first Bat-
tle of the Marne where a number of
Americans manned improvised am-
bulances to aid French wounded.
Further information can he ob-
tained by writing the American Field
Service at its Detroit office on 1004
Jefferson Avenue East.
Groups To Sponsor
Orchestra Festival
Attracting all leading civic and
community musical groups from
southeastern Michigan, a massed or-
chestra "festival" will be held Sun-
day, May 3, at Olympia in Detroit.
The twenty orchestras, comprising
750 pieces, taking part in the con-
cert will be directed in part by Percy
Grainger, American pianist, com-
poser and conductor.
President of the Michigan Civic
Orchestra Association, sponsor of the
festival, is Philip O. Potts, professor
of Mechanism and Engineering
All information on the entry of
more orchestras, the concert, and
prograi can be secured from the
University Extension Service,

PEARL ARBOR, T. H., March 10.
--(A) A gripping ,;tory of beating off
sharks with bare fists and of battling
hunger and thirst while stark-naked
and half-crazed came today from,
three Navy fliers who survived 34
days in stormy south seas on a raft
smaller than an ordinary bed.
From the time their land plane was
forced down on the Pacific until
Gene Aldrich, 24-year-old radioman!
of Sikeston, Mo., mouthed through
parched lips the startling words,!

"Chief, I see a field of corn," the
three lived a story that would tax
the imagination of a fiction writer.
The corn field Aldrich thought he
saw was a coconut grove.
"Chief" is Harold Dixon, '42, of La
Mesa, Calif., aviation chief machin-
ists mate and pilot of the lost plane.
The third of the fliers is Anthony
J. Pastula, 24, of Youngstown, 0.,.
avation ordnanceman.
They travelled at least 1,000 miles
on a rubber liferaft to a tiny south

sea isle and later were picked up by
Navy craft. They now are at Pearl
Harbor and almost fully recovered.
Their story is one of quick-think-
ing, resourcefulness and Taw cour-
Dixon now is partially deaf. When
an albatross alighted unexpectedly

Fliers, Adrift 34 Days, Battle Sharks With 'Fists


on the raft, Aldrich fired a pistol
too near Dixon's ear. Dixon jumped
into the sea to retrieve the bird and
its flesh helped keep the men alive.I
It was on the night of Jan. 16 that



Dixon decided he had better set his
plane down on the sea while enough
gas remained to keep the plane under
The plane sank quicker than ex-
pected and the men were unable to
save the rations. water or instru-
ments. While floundering in the wa-
ter, they managed to inflate the rub-
ber liferaft, its inside dimensions only
28 inches by 80 inches. Into this
precarious haven the three crowded
for the perilous days ahead.

CORRESPOND FIVE YEARS, MEET- For five years a Chi-
cago girl, Shirley Steffrey, has been corresponding with a
radio-man in the British Navy. Neither knew what the other
looked like. The British sailor, Dan Stuckey, finally came to
New York. Miss Steffrey was on hand to mel. him and the
happy co0!le is shown above.

S H E' S T 0 P S-Best in show at Westminster Kennel club
show, N. X., was Ch. Wolvey Pattern of Edgerstoune, English-
bred West Highland white terrier owned by Mrs. John G. Winant,
wife of ambassador. Bob Gorman (above) was terrier's handler.

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of the Choral Union and University Symphony
under the direction of
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R E W A R D-After some coax-
ing this laughing-eyed girl in
Iceland agreed -to pose for a
camera fan among American
soldiers stationed there. She even
tried "posing" a little.

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