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Sprig Iz Cub




U. S. Aids
Eduvation In War .



Federal Plans
For Financing
Student Needs
Are Revealed
U.S. Office Of Education
Proposal Is Dependent
On Bureau's Approval;
$50,000,000 Is Sum
Early Graduatioi
Will Be Fostered
University students-harrassed. by
third semester financial problems
and wondering where tuition money
for a "speed-up" educational pro-
gram is going to come from--had
their hopes raised yesterday by Presi-
dent Alexander Ruthven's announce-
ment that federal aid may soon be
made available.
Whether or not Michigan students
will receive a share of the proposed
$50,000,000 in direct.subsidies hinged
now, he said, upon acceptance by
the Bureau of the Budget and Con-
gress of the all-inclusive plan sub-
mitted by the U. S. Office of Educa-
Ruthven Is Commission Member
Originally worked out by that of-
fice's Wartime Commission, of which
President Ruthven is a member, the
program is intended to aid 135,000
students in more than 200 colleges
and universities.
The purpose of the plan is to en-
able students in the fields of engi-
neering, chemistry, physics, produc-
tion supervision, medicine, dentistry
and pharmacy to graduate a year or
more early so that they may enter
the Army, the Navy and war indus-
tries where they are badly needed.
Because many colleges have re-
ported that the entire year-round
program may have to be scrapped if
more aid is not forthcoming, plans
are also being formulated to extend
the financial assistance to the lib-
eral arts field.
Term Basis Plan
President Ruthven pointed out that
the money would be loaned on a term
basis and would be partially in the
form of scholarships. Each college
or university, he said, is to present its
own estimate of what funds it will
need. The individual institution will
then decide in its own way which stu-
dents most deserve financial assis-
tance to enable them to speed-up
their college~ program.
Details of the plan, President
Ruthven said, cannot be revealed
until the budget director acts upon
it. If this official gives his approval
the proposal will then be presented
to Congress in the hope that it will
be passed in time to aid students dur-
ing this summer semester.
Although the present sum under
consideration is only $50,000,000, the
conferences of college presidents
which met at Baltimore in January
estimated that the nation's institu-
tions would need close to $200,000,000
if they were to continue a three-
semester program for any length of

Trackmen Score Three
Third Places At Chicago
Ufers Thomas, Relay Team Win Points For Wolverines
In Competition At Annual Midwestern Relays

Allied Attack
Is Promised
FDR Connianded Forces
To Pierce Enemy Lines,
Gen. MacArthur says
Air Battles Center
AAround Australia

Staraya Russa Reported
Taken By Russian Troops
As German Line Breaks

(Special to The Daily)
CHICAGO, Ill., March 20.-A five-
man Michigan track crew won three
third places and a pair of fourths in
the greatest mass assault upon time
and space ever staged in the Midwest
here tonight.
Competing before 15,000 roaring
fans who bulged, vast Chicago Stadi-
um for the sixth annual presentation
of the Chicago Relays Track Carni-
val, the Wolverines grabbed a third
place in the two-mile relay, ace dash-
man Bob Ufer took another third in
the 600-yard run, and sprinter Al
Thomas copped a third and two
fourthsminthe Olympic Sprint Series
Records Still Stand
Highlights of the gigantic board
track classic from a national stand-
point were brilliant performances by
a pair of World Champions, Greg
Rice and Cornelius Warmerdam, who
missed shattering their own existing
standards by only scant seconds and
fractions of inches.
Among all the World Records
shoved under fire by the stellar col-
lection of track talent from coast to
Charlie Barnet
To Play Here
On Wednesday
Bomber-Scholarship Fund
Will Be Given Proceeds;
DancingIs APossibility
Spring vacation will make a one-
night stand here Wednesday, April
22 when "King of the Sax" Charlie
Barnet lets down the collective cam-
pus hair at a two-and-a-half hour
swing concert in Hill Auditorium.
Confirmed yesterday by University
authorities, the concert will donates
its entire proceeds to the Bomber-
Scholarship Fund and every note on
Barnet's sax will be translated into
the roar of an Army bomber.
Alpha Phi Omega originated the
concert proposal through Buck Daw-
son, '43, and in final form the affair
will be handled by the Committee
of '42, in cooperation with the Uni-
versity Musical Society.
Charlie Barnet's appearance here
will mark the first swing concert on
campus since Tommy Dorsey and
Jan Savitt played for enthusiastic
audiences at the Yost Field House.
Hill Auditorium was chosen over
the Field House, according to Daw-
son, because it offers better acoustics,
better seating, and a more convenient
location. Dawson also hinted at more
adequate facilities for jitterbugging
in the aisles.
"This campus has been crying for
a swing concert," Dawson declared
yesterday. "The success of Hobo
Hop and Paul Bunyan Ball proves
without a doubt that students are
looking for some affair where they
can leave their 'soup-and-fish' home."
Barnet replaces Cab Calloway, who
was originally approached for the
concert but had a previous engage-
ment. Barnet's band, famed for its
recordings of Cherokee, and Pomp-
ton Turnpike, is known as the best
"white-colored" outfit in the country.
Dawson also boosted Barnet yester-
day as a fellow-alumnus of Blair
Academy. "Although he was kicked
out while he was going to school
there," Dawson declared, "he Is now
one of our most honored alumni."

coast, however, only one standard
failed to survive the assault. This
fell before the precision-timing of
Fred Wolcott's hurdling wizardry,
who clipped the 40-yard high hurdles
in five seconds flat, bettering Al1Tol-
mich's former clocking of 5.1 made
in 1939. Wolcott also equaled the
world standards in the 50 and 60


Swimmers Elect Jack Patten
Team Captain For Next Year

yard high barrier events. Sweeping MELBOURNE, Saturday, March 21
the hurdle invitational series from -(A")-General Douglas MacArthur
such five performers as Michigan arrived here early today and was en-
Normal's Whitey Hlad and Ohio thusiastically greeted by a large
State's Bob Wright. crowd, thrilled by his promise a few
Keg-chested Rice waged a torrid hours earlier that Allied defense
duel with slight Gil Dodds, newcom- would give way to an offense to
er to big-time racing, for the first drive the Japanese out of the Phil-
mile and a half of their feature two- ippines.
mile classic. Dodds was game all the The hero of Bataaun, supreme com-
way, but Rice pulled steadily away mander of United Nations forces in
with a brilliant last lap kick to win the southwest Pacific, in the first
in the excellent time of 8:53, less interview of his new position, said
than two seconds off his own world the present defensive phase of the
mark. war would be followed by a grand
Mile Is Disappointing Allied attack. MacArthur came here
Indiana's Golden Boy, Campbell by train from Adelaide.
Kane, won a disappointing uninspired "The President of the United
Banker's Mile in the very slow time States," he said succinctly, "ordered
of 4:20.4. The ahnouncement of the me to break through the Japanese
clocking brought boos from the huge lines and proceed from Corregidor
crowd. The time was even further to Australia for the purpose, as I
ridiculed later in the evening when understand it, of organizing an
it was learned that Rice turned in a American offensive against Japan.
4:23 performance in the second half Philippine Relief Seen
of his two-mile stint. "The primary purpose of this is the
Running the finest field of 600- relief of the Philippines. I came
yard runners ever assembled, Ufer throughl and I will return."
ran very well in finishing third to
Great Lakes' Roy Cochran and the This brief but clear suggestion of
former Ohio State ace, Chuck Bee- what Allied strategy is to be-first
tham in 1:11.9, only fair time. Bob a dynamic defense and then agreat
ran second to Cochran most of the push through the southern seas-
way and was barely nipped for see- came on a day of heavy air fighting
and by Beetham, a scant two yards over the Australian approaches. This
behind the speeding Cochran. was centered around Port Moresby,
In finishing third, Ufer edged JimI- the southern New Guinea port about
my Herbert, defending champion in 300 miles from the Australian main-
Turn to Page 3, Col. 2 land across the Torres Strait.
While enemy planes were deliver-
ing two new and ineffective attacks
on Port Moresby, Japanese field col-
umns said to be led by pro-Nazi Ger-
man missionaries apparently were
To l Ae Model finding hard going in their effort
to push westward across New Guinea
from the vicinity af Lae to the Mark-
Inlham Valley, a region of good air
fields within easy striking distance
Maybe you still think The Daily of the Moresby harbor.
the Union, and Esquire are just hav- Moresby Is Raided
eThetwo new raids on Port Moresby
ing a little fun. Well, all we have to today were the fifteenth and six-
say is this. Drop over to Follett's teenth on the town, Prime Minister
bookstore and gaze at the window Curtin stated in a communique to-
display, you'll be able to see 100 bucks night. He added that no damage or
worth of clothes. And these clothes, casualties were known.
Reports from that area stated that
oh Doubting Thomases. will be pre- Australian snipers, presumably ci-
sented to the man who is voted Mich- vilian voluiteers, already were en-
igan's BDMOC. gaging the Japanese and their Ger-
Just in case the light is reflecting man accomplices, although it was of-'
the wrong way, we'll tell you what 5 ficially announced that regular Al-
in the window. lied troops had not as yet clashed
From Van Boven's- n d} with the invaders, and that the en-
i rn ,r'can Bovrcn --canrltrr11T d1~

Freestyler Holds Big Ten
Championship, Is Rated
With Michigan's Finest
Jack Patten, a smooth-stroking
junior who never had swum in com-
petition before entering Michigan,
was elected captain of the Wolverine
swimming team by his teammates
To Patten it was an honor little
dreamed of when he first reported to
Coach Matt Mann three years ago.
At that time he was a backstroker,
and one who only swam for the fun
of it. Today he is an ace freestyler,
holding the Big Ten 220 yard cham-
pionship, and rated one of the great-
est in Michigan history. This year,
Patten has cracked the Western Con-
ference 220 record of 2:13.8 on four
occasions, with his best time being
Burton To Lead Last Meet
The Maize and Blue distance ace,
a native of Carbondale, Pa., will not
assume the leadership of the tankers
until after the present season is
completed. Capt. Dobby Burton,
whom Patten will succeed, will lead
the Wolverines in their last meet, the
National Collegiates, next weekend.
Most consistent point-getter on the
Michigan crew, Patten intends to take
over where Burton leaves off. The
present leader and the man who will
take his place are both of the same
mold, each with a burning desire to
swim and win. Coach Mann said
yesterday, "I think the boys made a
very good choice, and I know Johnny
will be a good captain."
Star Has Smooth Stroke
Possessor of one of the smoothest
strokes in swimming, Patten has been
a star since he first competed for
Michigan. Last year he was over-
shadowed by Jim Welsh, one of the
best distance natators in Wolverine
history. But this season he came
into his own, and only sensational
Noted Soviet Film
Io End Run Today
Final showings of "Girl From Len-
ingrad," with all funds going to Al-
lied War Relief, will be given at 3:30
p.m. and 8:15 p.m. today in the Lydia
M ndelssohn Theatre under the aus-
pices of the Art Cinema League.
The film, which has broken all box
office records for Soviet productions,
is a straightforward, intimate portrait
of the flowering of human character
under stress. It pays tribute to the
vitality, efficiency and routine daunt-
lessness of women, and men, engaged
in a great and dangerous mission.
Tickets may, be reserved and pur-
chased at the box office in the


Howie Johnson of Yale is conceded
better than he in the 220
Also one of the leading 440 men in
the country, Patten has only been
defeated once in that event. The
lone loss came last week in the Big
Ten Meet when he was off form for
the first time in his life and finished
Initiates Have
tAnnual Dinner
Recently initiated fraternitymen
will gather for the annual informal
initiation banquet at 6 p.m. Wednes-
day in the Union ballroom, Bob Por-
ter, secretary of the Interfraternity
Council announced yesterday.
Featured speaker for the occasion
will be Frank Sparks, editor of the
Grand Rapids Herald, and Dean of
Students Joseph Bursley will award
the scholarship cup to the house with
the highest freshmen grade record.
Junior IFC men in charge of com-
mittees are John Fletcher, program;
John Fauver, seating; Jake Fahrner,
publicity; Carl Riggs, Union, and
Warren Westrate, entertainment.
. Although more than 500 are expec-
ted to attend, Union heads have re-
quested as many other students as
possible to come up to the ballroom
following the banquet. A change in
the Union By-Laws will be up for
consideration, but 600 men are need-
ed for a quorum.
What the proposed change is has
not been announced, but Jack Grady,
'42, Union president, urged that men
attend so that the matter can be
taken care of at that time.

'Starving And Frostbitten'
Nazi Army Is Pressed
By Westward Advance
Hitler Is Harassed
By Discord Reports
MOSCOW, Saturday, March 21.
-(/P)-Soviet guerrillas were re-
ported today to have killed 1,000
Germans at Bryansk, 75 miles
northwest of Orel, and to have
penetrated the city, where, they set
fire to military stores and posted
taunting leaflets on German bulle-
tin boards in the heart of the city.
MOSCOW, March 20. -(RP)- Th6
Russians put more pressure on the
trapped German 16th Army at Stara-
ya Russa today and reports from the
front told of the capture of an im-
portant Nazi defense center and
slaughter of hundreds of desperate
Nazis trying to break out of the en-
Tass, official Soviet news agency,
said that the defense center on the
north central front was captured after
The Vichy radio broadcast a re-
port that the Red Army had entered
Staraya Russa, where the 16th
German Army long has been en-
only its commander and 15 men were
left alive.
Other dispatches said that 1,000
Germans were killed at a fortified
junction point. It was not clear
whether these accounts dealt with
the same or separate actions, but
all reports said that the ring was
drawing tighter and tighter, about the
starving, frostbitten 16th Army.
(On the front southwest of Mos-
cow, the German radio acknowledged
that Soviet troops had breached Nazi
lines above Orel and captured one
village after a succession of heavy
Red Army assaults.)
At one point the Germans were de-
clared to have tried a "psychological
attack," walking directly toward the
The Red Army men let them come
close, then mowed down 400 of them.
Elsewhere, said the Soviet reports,
German soldiers with their hands in
the air trudged toward the Russian
lines to surrender, but were shot in
the backs by their own officers.
Red Star, official Army publica-
tion, said that the German Army has
lost its "blitz" striking power and is
now unable to develop an offensive
over the entire Russian front.
German Sub Strains.
U.S.-Vichy Relations
WASHINGTON, March 20.-(A)-
An incident involving a German sub-
marine nearly precipitated United
States' seizure of the French island of
Martinique recently, an authoritative
source disclosed today.
The submarine entered the harbor
of Fort De France on Feb. 21 and sent
ashore a wounded member of its
crew. Word of the U-boat's arrival
quickly reached Washington and it
was promptly established that the
submarine took on no supplies and
did not attempt to open communica-
tion with anyone on the island.
Nevertheless, in view of the criti
cal situation in the Caribbean, ,
communication immediately was sent
to thesFrench government through
Ambassador William D. Leahy at
Vichy warning that government that
the United States could. not permit
the use of French Western Hemi-
sphere ports by Axis warships or
planes for any purpose.
It was made clear that unless the
United States received categorical as-
surances that the French government
would not again allow any Axis sub-

marine or warplane to visit any
French Western Hemisphere posses-
sions the United States would find
itself compelled to take such action
as would protect its own interests.
Subject Peoples' Unrest
Threatens Nazi Control
(By The Associated Press)
Already throttled in the East and
hstnt.mriby flp Qnp-far f inA lia

Bare foot Reporter
Disproves. Official
TheoryOf Suicide
(SpecIaI to Th Daily)
MANCHESTER, Mich., March 20.
-Because a Michigan Daily reporter
stomped barefoot over the woodland
hills here where the fire-consumed
body of Orville Wuirster was found
Tuesday, Sheriff John L. Osborn to-
day had a new clue in the investiga-
tion of Manchester's second weird
torch-death in less than a year.
In an attempt to disprove the the-_
ory that the 34-year-old dry-goods
store clerk had taken his own life,
the Daily reporter hiked barefoot
over the 220 yard path from the
trench in which Wurster's clothes
and shoes were left to the death-
The reporter's feet were scratched
and badly stained by humus. Deputy
Thomas Knight said that Wurter':
feet were clean and unscratched.
"We know that it rained here Sun-
day and Monday nights," Sheriff Os-
born said, "but it would take some
soap and scrubbing to get those
stains off this feliow's feet,"
A theory that Wurster had chosen
some gruesome method in which to
end his life presupposes that the
young church leader who walked with
a limp buried his clothes and took
nff "hiz. hnS: ar mi th n a a lp ,n

sign sport Jacket.
From Wild four shirts, an Apache
brown hat, and a pair of brow i and
white moccasins.I
From Wagner-a seersucker sucker
suit, the coat of which can be womI
alone as a sport jacket, and a tie
and socks combination in matching
color, contrasting with the suit.
From Saffel and Bush- a tan 100
per cent imported cashmere sweater,I
V neck, full sleeves, and a pair of
brown all-wool gaberdine slacks.
All of this, when presented to the
BDMOC, in addition to a gold watch
presented by Esquire, will make a
tidy addition to any wardrobe.,
Voting for the best dresser will be-
gin Monday, open to all students with
Turn to Page 2, Co. 6

Abernethy Asks Justice:
SRA Speaker Declares Need..
For World Peace Organizai 011

en 's inrttr, iron 1)d rrr; rr only the
eis~ iestl.~ i roh tlhe' valley,
'4la s- SOf '42
CIn PayCe
I[ty1menlits WillB e Takemn
Wi I~ omiday, Tusa
Members of the Class of ,42 are
cordially invited to pay their class
duecs Monday and Tuesday either in
Angell Hall Lobby, from 1 to 4 p.m.
or on the Diagonal from 9 a.l,>
12 noon, and from I Io 4 p m.
senors are subtly reinnded that
un e s h. I IY av t a re ei t
fhey will be unabfle to,_ purchase class;
announcements, which. go on sale
Tuesday. In addition, dues must be
paid to assure the inclusion of your
name in the announcement.
Now class dluesrepresent no class
fettish or tradition without an idea
behind it Your dues will go to pay
for thnews es St out by the
Class of '42, reunion announcement
and correspond ence and the reunion
itse. lf, Hwc senior t'lass page in the
'Ensan ali mii lit's; for the, wh ole
clarss, anlt st1:,:t, 1, not, le ftite
Senor clas gilt.
'11 w rill, 11;1is y 'a r will he : i n-
vestment in the scholarship fund.
Wife Perf orms Duty:
Police Catcli hlHusbaun
MERCER, Pa., March 20. -- A
2 , -yr -old woman, who said she
''did n ore than my duty," helped
police apprehend her husband as a
deserter from the Army.

For Mien Ontly:
MichioJaii Union Is Considered
To Be Student Governing Body

One of the primary needs in a real
post-war reconstruction, according
to The Rev. Bradford S. Abernethy,
secretary of the Federal Church
Council's Commission to Study the
Bases for a Just and Durable Peace,
is a complete political and economic
world organization in which the
United States has a full and respon-
sible share.
Concluding the Student Religious
Association's spring lecture series last
night in the Rackham Amphitheatre,
Mr. Abernethy declared that some
form of world organization must be
established to regulate the phases of
inan tin-lioxih r nfor-s- onr_

cultural minorities at home and
The Church will aid t h(e coImIletIon
of a lasting world setlenment by
spreading its doctrines of recoc ilia-
tion and Christian fellowship, Mr.
Abernethy explained. TIlie mass of
church go-ers will provide a hilherto
unreckoned with and latent but pow-
erful political force.
Admitting that it was difficult to
determine the relative importance of
the varied problems that will face the
Allies after the war, Mr. Abernethy
pointed out that an immediate need
would be to provide relief for huMai
"Nothing will be more urgent when
the war ends than getting food and
rlnthinr fr fn :o wi will ip ,

(Editor's Note: This is the ninth in
a series of articles on student govern-
ment. a now constituted at the Uni-
versity of Michigan.)
The Michigai Union for Michigan
men is essentiaklly a service organiza-
tion although it is considered to be
a student governing body by the Uni-
versity. It start: serving students be-
fore they are even registered in Uni-
versity classes and it keeps on serving
them long after graduation.
The present Union staff, according
to president Bob Sibley, '42E, has
been extremely active in bringing the
Union house rules and constitution
up-to-date. Latest result of this pol-
icy is a revision of the Board of Di-
rectors and "tightening-up" of the
entire organization.
The new Union constitution (re-
printed on Page 6 of today's Daily)
strikes an even balance between stu-
dents and "adults" on the Board of
n~r~frn v.nniinp tao gilvWifsh

on a freshman and sophomore tryout
basis according to Sibley with junior
executives appointed by the president
and recording secretary. These two
men in turn, are appointed by a se-
lection committee.
Powers of the six Union vice-presi-
dents---only elected members on the
board of directors-have been likened
to those of a musical comedy Throt-
tiebottom. Sibley, however, declared
that he has called them in to meet-
ings this year so that they would be
acquainted with apparently their
only real task-participation inap-
pointing juniors to senior posts.
Although Sibley and recording sec-
retary Jack Grady '42, are both fra-
ternity men (as have been all Union
presidents during the past four
years), Sibley answered charges of
"fraternity entrenchment" by point-
ing to the small number of indepen-
dent men who try out for Union
posts. Of the present staff of ten

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