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Training Urged
For Vocations
Helpful n War
University Tells Students
To Pick Fields Useful
For National Endeavor
ShortagesAre Cited
The University, tlTrough its War
Board, yesterday warned students
just entering college or beginning
concentration to think twice, lest
they choose an occupation that has
no bearing on the nation's war effort.
Prof. Harlow J. Heneman, execu-
tive director of the War Board, as-
serted that a lack of trained men and
women to operate and sustain the
nation's mechanized armed forces
was creating a "dangerous bottle-
neck" in our war effort.
shortages Are 'Definite'
Fields in which there are definite
shortages of trained personnel, Hene-
man said, are medicine, dentistry,
nursing, pharmacy, engineering, pub-
lic health, chemistry, physics, geol-
ogy, mathematics, interpreting and
translating, accounting, industrial
management and teaching of indus-
trial arts.
Federal officials, he pointed out,
estimate that the armed forces and
war industries need 25,000 doctors,
10,000 dentists, 4,000 pharmacists
and 100,000 engineers immediately.
American colleges and universities,
on the other hand, will graduate this
year, only 5,100 doctors, 1,600 den-
tists, 1,500 pharmacists and between
13,000 and 16,000 engineers.
More Needed Now
Heneman said that the country's
colleges will enroll only about 13,000
students specializing in chemistry
and physics this year, while many
times this number are needed imne-
diately in the war program.
"While the University will graduate
more thap 1,000 men and women in
these essential fields at the Decora-
tion Day Commencement," Heneman
declared, "it is imperative that this
and all other colleges speed up their
programs and turn out greater num-
bers of trained men and women.
This year's U. of M. graduating
class will include: 275 doctors, den-
tists, nurses, pharmacists and public
health workers; 315 engineers; 161
chemists, physicists, geologists and
mathematicians; 127 interpreters of
Russian, Japanese and Malay; 16
teachers of industrial arts; and 53
Heneman said that the year-round
operation of the University .would
speed up by one-third the training
of these essential persons.
Invaders Suffer
Crushing Defeat
In Sham Battle
(Continued from Page 1)

W. Baldwin Redtape Runs Wild

Second Torch Death Baffles Police,
As Manchester Sleuthing Continues,

(Special to The Daily)
MANCHESTER, Mich., March 21.
-Just a week ago Sunday night Or-
ville Wurster was seen for uhe 'last
time walking down the main street of
this little village.
Tuesday morning two men, from
the town's searching posse stumbled
upon his scorced body in a lonely
woods across a cornfield one mile
from here.
A week has passed and there is yet
no explanation of how this popular
dry-goods store clerk met his death
by kerosene-fed flames.
Town Is Stunned
Townsfolk, recalling vividly that
just a year ago the charred remains
of Miss Hazel Briggs, 38-year-old De-
troiter, were found in a rubbish heap
near Manchester, are frightened and
Washtenaw county law enforce-
ment officers and a State Police de-
tective are baffled by the mystery.)
Until now they have been unable to
determine whether Wurster took his
own life in macabre fashion or was
murdered by a diabolic fiend.
They have been unable to find a
motive or explanation for either mur-
der or suicide. Meanwhile, the in-
vestigation is being continued relent-
Wurster was noticed missing at 8
a.m. Monday when he failed to open
the store at which he worked, owned
by his uncle, G. H. Breitenwischer.
Mayor R. B. Hauessler immediately
organized a searching party which
scoured the countryside until the
body was found.
Two Kerosene Cans Found
Blackened by fire, Wurster's near-
ly-nude body lay in the secluded
woods. Nearby were two kerosene
cans, one of which belonged to the
store where Wurster worked. Down
a hill, 220 yards from the death-pyre,

Wurster's clothing, an unidentified
shovel and a flashlight which came
from Breitenwischer's store were bur-
ied in a crudely-dug trench. On top
of the filled-in trench were his shoes.
Any theory that unmarried Wur-
ster had taken his own life presup-
poses that he buried his clothing,
took off his shoes and walked the
220 yards to the death scene. The
dead man's feet were clean and un-'
scratched. Amateur . sleuths who
stomped barefoot along the same
path found their feet became stained
and scratched, but State Police Sgt.
Edward Johnson made the same test
Saturday and said that his feet were
"just as clean afterward as when I
Testimony of several townspeople
and a myriad of unrelated clues in-
dicate that young Wurster was mur-
dered, in the same manner in which
Hazel Briggs met her death:
1. One of Wurster's socks is miss-
ing, the other was buried with his
clothing. Criminologists say the miss-
ing sock was not consumed by the
2. Mrs. Dorothea Wurster, the
dead man's mother who was visiting
in Saline at the time of his disap-
pearance, said that he had received
unusual phone calls late Saturday
night. Twice the phone rang, and
both times the "hello" was met with
- 3. Why was Wurster's car seen
parked in front of the store at 6:40
a.m. Monday when he never opened
until 8 a.m.? Willard Schaible, Man-
chester's night patrolman, testified
that the car was not there before
5 a.m.
Two suspects were arrested by
Sheriff John L. Osborn but both were
released by Saturday. One, an 18-
year-old Manchester boy who works

in Ann Arbor was picked up follow-
ing reports that he attempted to buy
incense on the day that Wurster was
reported missing. A strong boy with
a reform school record for burglary
and arson, he told sheriff's deputies
that he bought the incense to remove
the odor of pine oil medicine from his
car. Authorities had believed that
if he were the murderer he had
sought the incense to kill kerosene
Another suspect, a 30-year-old
Chelsea factory worker, who only
last year was under mental observa-
tion by state psychiatrists, was re-
leased Saturday after having spent
two nights in the Washtenaw County
Died Of Asphyxiation
A University Hospital autopsy
showed that there were no bruises
upon the body and that Wurster had
died of asphyxiation. Pathologist
Robert J. Parsons said that there
was smoke in the lungs and kerosene
in the stomach. It was pointed out
by, authorities that death by asphyx-
iation did not differentiate murder,
from suicide.
University Hospital psychiatrists
said that it was not uncommon for
persons under severe mental pres-
sure to find delight and pleasure in
self-torture or choosing a gruesome
masochistic way in which to kill
In the meantime, as Manchester's
two torch-deaths remain unsolved,
residents of this community of 1,200
persons are openly jittery and refuse
to go out of their homes after dark.
Manchester residents are con-
vinced that the torch-death will
strike again soon. Isolated, with nei-
ther bus nor train serving the village,
they feel that the murderer of Hazel
Briggs and possibly of Orville Wur-
ster is living in their midst.

' c'* *


Hits Campus
In Blitz .issue
"Huh, huh, huh," snickered W.
Baldwin Redtape, '44, protege of Gar-
goyle's eccentric chief C. Simple Si-
monds, as he described his two hour
Trek of Triumph Friday.
Redtape, four years under glass
and mildewed, had been chosen
unanimously by a one-man jury (i.e.
Simond Simonds) to represent Garg's
Super-Screwball Sensation (i.e. lat-
est issue) which will be accessible to
the pleading public on Tuesday.
Clad in: a spectacular red union suit
and leering through a painted mask,
Redtape ran through Angell Hall,
Main Library and the campus, sling-
ing with loud animal noises and un-
intelligible comments pseudo and
slanderous "Dailies"-- courtesy of
Students reported that the red-
breasted lunatic was seen (1) being
bounced out of the library, (2) being
chased by small fry.
Campusites are told to rest assured,
for W. Baldwin Redtape has been
successfully imprisoned in the pencil
box on the Garg Boss' desk, accord-
ing to Editor Simonds.
Student Lea gue
To Hear Hostie
Post-War Reconstruction
To Be Lawyer's Topic R
Prof. Jan F. Hostie, world famous
authority on international law, will
lead a discussion of "Problems Cre-
ated by the War" at 8 p.m. Thursday
in Room 323 of the Union.
The discussion will be sponsored by
the Michigan chapter of the Student
League of America, national student
progressive organization, as part of
its new program. It will be the first
of a series of lectures and discus-
sions designed to clarify domestic and
foreign issues, to intensify the war
effort by making clear the problems
and dangers involved in the present
crisis, and to survey various plans for
post-war reconstruction. Therefore,
questions and comments of those
present will be an integral part.
Professor Hostie is a Belgian citi-
zen, and well known as an interna-
tional arbitrator. His presence in
America was made possible by the
fact that he was acting as arbitrator
in a dispute between the United
States and Canada at the time his
country was overrun by invading
Nazi armies.
He is at present conducting classes
on Continental European Govern-
ment in the political science depart-
ment, and in addition is teaching a
course in International Organization

Rev. Coleman*
Lauds Church
Post-War Plan
London Church Head Says
Malvern Edict Is Based
Upon Christian Principle
Passage of the Edict of Malvern,
at the conference of the English
Church, was the natural acceptance
of Christian principle, Rev. Michael
Coleman, acting vicar of All Hallows
Church in the City of London, stalted 1
The Edict of Malvern, a document
of great social importance, proposed
a method of gaining world peace af-
ter this war with such provisions as
protection and safeguards for labor,
greater participation of labor in
management and universal applica-
tion of Christian principles of bro-
'Significant Signpost'
"The Edict of Malvern was ac-
cepted with great enthusiasm by the
Church and is for many of us a sig-
nificant signpost for what is inevi-
tably to come under the implications
of Christianity," Mr. Coleman said.
"The English Church." Mr. Cole-
man remarked, "is more alive today
than she has been in ages." He cited
the liberal pronouncements of the
Archbishop of Canterbury and the
Edict of Malvern as examples of the
Church's great awareness of present
The Edict of Malvern, Mr. Coleman
pointed out, must be accompanied by
acceptance of Christian principles
to be effective. Misguided humanism
would find no place in such a pro-
gram, but Christian tenets must be
Explanations Wanted
From his work in London and his
travels in the United States, Mr.
Coleman found that people require
more explanation of the ways of
God and less matter of fact sermons
on the war. Theological explanations
are wanted by congregations both
in England and the United States.
Such wide social programs as the
English Church is propounding will
find their acceptance only in terms
of revived theology, Mr. Coleman
stated. The aims of the Church are
based on recognition of Christianity
as a guiding force, hie declared.
The British people with whom Mr.
Coleman works, are found to be more
intensely embracing the Church if
they had been members, and asking
questions of penetrating nature if
they had not been.
Farm Labor Mobilized
LANSING, March 21.-OP)-Fed-
eral and state officials today set
wheels in motion to supply approxi-
mately 34,000 hired workers who will
be needed on Michigan farms before
April 1.

Atlantic Coast
"Dimmed Out'
To Hide Ships
Resort Cities Are Plunged
Into Darkness; Miami,
New York, Areas Hit
(Continued from Page 1)
tice Hugo L. Black made the board-
walk look "very romantic."
Asbury Park, number two resort in
New Jersey, had blackened the ocean-
side of every boardwalk light not
doused, had carried its precautions
blocks inland to include street and
building lights. Smaller resorts sim-
plified matters by proclaiming a to-
tal blackout on the oceanfront. Auto
accidents followed.
Leonard Dreyfuss, state civil de-
fense director, ordered the dim-out
carried ten miles inland last night.
Miami Beach, wealthy Florida re-
sort, had blacked out its mainland
causeways and hotels for several
weeks, ordering car headlights low-
ered and speeds held to 20 miles an
hour.. Bustling Miami dimmed its
Bayfront Park, but hotels and motor-
ists were unaffected.
Governor Colgate Darden of Vir-
ginia ordered elimination of all po-
tentially dangerous lighting at Vir-
ginia Beach and other well known
resorts. Backing ,up his order was
a new statute providing $1,000 fines
and 30-day jail sentences for vio-
Ocean City, Md., launched a "100
per cent blackout" Friday night. Sa-
vannah (Ga,.) merchants' signs re-
mained dark. South Carolina state
and county police enforced a black-
out there.
Forum Will Discuss
Rising Living Costs
An aspect of the war which comes
close to home, the'rising cost of liv-
ing and what can be done about it,
will be the topic of the Ann Arbor
Community Forum meeting at 8 p.m.
tomorrow in the small auditorium of
the high school.
Speaking on a panel jury will be
Mrs. Kenneth Morgan and Mrs. T. H.
Hildebrandt, of the Ann Arbor Con-
sumer's Council; Prof. Z. Clark Dick-
inson of the economics department;
Mrs. C. F. Ramsay, of the Consumer's
Information Center; Mrs. George
Sidwell, of West Side Child Study
Club; Ashley Clague, local merchant;
J. A. McCarty, department store
manager; and Samuel Jocobs, region-
al representative Consumer's Divi-
sion, Office of Price Administration,

Poll Assignments



E Hal Coleman
U Jerry Powell
L Bud Ungar

Allen Holt
M. Bullard
Tom Coulter

John Wunch
Sid Kreinberg
Stan Ungar

John Laird
Jack Ellman
Lou Froikin

Jerry Powell
Jack Stegeman
John Laursen


E Melvin Wallace
U Hal Coleman
L Jerry Brown

Rupert Straub
Hank Cohen
Bob Templin

Irvin Kasle
Jack Stegeman
Rupert Straub

Ken Frantz
Morry Mendeloff
John Laird

Ken Frantz
Herb Beyer
Dean Monson


E ! Morry Mendeloff
U Hal Coleman
L 'Bob Cole
E Hal Coleman
U Bob Cole
L 1 Bud Brandt

Allen Holt
John Terkeurst
Morry Mendeloff

John Wunch
Ray Block
Roy Boucher

Bob Shott
Roy Boucher
Dean Monson

Bob Shott
Jack Platt
Irwin Kasle

Rupert Straub
Jerry Powell
Dave Striffler

Erwin Larsen John Laursen
Rupert Straub Allen Mayerson
Herb Heavenrich Rupert Straub

John, Laursen
Allen Mayerson
Hal Coleman

E -West Engineering; U - University hali; L - Main Library

-i _ 1,

agreed to divulge the names of the
men who imprinted their names
firmly in Arboretum history. They
are: Officers Art Volz and Ted Har-
rison and enlisted men ane Bra-
shares, Ray Jones, Ogden Moe, Merle
Rudy, Bob Beaudoin, Clark Hall, Tom
Kuzma, Bill Lyman, Ray Glasser,
Don Folkman and Tom Preston. They
are a special group from crack ROTC
Company L.
The identity of the enemy also
caused much surprise when it wasj
revealed they were members of the
ROTC provisional company.
In case you are confused by now
as you should be, the whole thing
was actually a simulation of what a
defending and attacking group
should do in warfare and was a part
of the ROTC's attempt to give the
men as near an approach to real war
as possible. Colonel Egger and Cap-
tain Houston who were in charge
indicated that though in some places
the tactics could have been better
they were well pleased with the way
in which everyone put everything he
had into the battle.
Extempore Orators
To Record Speeches
The two winners of the National
Extempore-Discussion Contest on In-
ter-American Affairs, who willkrepre-
sent the University in the national
finals, will have their prize speeches
recorded at Morris Hall, immediately
after the March 25 contest.
A transcribed broadcast of the
speeches will be heard at 10:30 p.m.
Friday, March 27, over WJR, replac-
ing the regular "United for Defense"
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