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DAY, MARCH 26, 1942

Concert Band
To Highlight
The University of Michigan Concert
Band will pay tribute to the armed
forces of the nation at 8:15 p.m. to-
day when it officially opens the Uni-
versity of Michigan Club of Detroit's
,opular U of M Night program for
1942 in the Masonic Auditorium in
Under the direction of Prof. Wil-
liam D. Revelli, the band will present
a series of patriotic numbers, includ-
ing strains from ."Anchors Aweigh,"
which will herald the entrance of
about 200 sailors who are to attend
as guests of the Detroit alumni.
Guest conductor and soloist for
the evening will be Lieut.-Com. Ed-
win Peabody, director of music at
the U. S. Naval Training Station in
Great Lakes, Ill., formerly known as
"The Banjo King." Commander Pea-
body will present several selections
on the banjo as his part of the pro-
Further proof of the variety to be
offered on the evening's program will
be the presentation of "Bertha, the
Sewing Machine Girl," a real "mel-
lerdrammer" from the 'gay nineties'
starring Mike Ames, reportedly the
greatest female impersonater ever
to come from a Union Opera cast.
Other attractions will be the sing-
ing of the Psurfs and the playing of
Milliken and Johnson, a new piano
team. Proceeds this year will go into
the University Scholarship Fund and
to the Michigan Army and Navy Rec-
reation League, it has been an-
Rackham Art Show
Will Continue Run
With only five days of a two-week
run left, An Introduction to Archi-
tecture, the latest exhibition of the
Ann Arbor Art Association which was
produced in collaboration with the
University. is proving by its large
attendance to be one of the Associa-
tion's finest displays, Dean Wells I.
Bennett of the College of Architec-
ture and Design announced yester-
Situated in Rackham Galleries,
this elaborate display is intended to
give the layman a better understand-
ing of the meaning of architecture.
It also demonstrates the modern
techniques of museum display of vis-
ual materials as instruments of edu-
The charcoal sketches of the devel-
opment of the American Home and
the full-sized modern room hold a
marked attraction, the Association's
authorities pointed out.
The display is open from 2 to 5
p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. The gen-
eral public, students as well as fac-
ulty and townspeople, is invited.
On Cam pus
(rduate Record ance
Don't be misled by the blueprints
announcing the Graduate Record
Dance to be held from 9 to 12 p.m.
Saturday in Assembly Hall in the
Rackham Building, for it is well out
of the planning stage with all gradu-
ate students invited to attend.
Sponsored by the Graduate Comn
cil, music for the dance will be Pro-
vided by new and excellent recordings
of popular orchest ras. Refreshlmnnts
will be served.
Yiitein Speaks OIL Aliens

Discussing the present (lay la w
governing enem n:liens and their
properly, Priof. Bessel '. Yiien"1ma of
the Law Sdhool spoke yesterdav on1
"Relations with Enemy Aliens."
Professor Yntema emphasized Ihe
importance of the court interpreta-
tions of international law pertaining
to the confiscation and freezing of
alien property in the United States.
He stated that all governments have
the right to confiscate all property as
they deem advisable.
Enemy aliens may also be restric-
ted from parts of the country that
our government sees fit to decree as
restricted, and from the participa-
tion in any organization that 1 he
government states as controlled by
alien powers.
ioston To Present P pei-
Prof. Orland W. Boston of the
metal processing department will at-
tend the American Society of Tool
Engineer's annual convention in St.
Professor Boston, who is vice-
chairman of the D(troit section of
the organization, will read a paper
before the convention entitled "Tool
Conservation." The subject is one
on which Professor Boston has done
research work for nearly twenty'
years. He will describe methods u.red
to increase tool life and production.
Professor Boston has related his
paper to war production and conver-
sion of industry, which is the theme
of this year's convention.

Police Chief Mortenson-To-Be EWtAouSeih
Coordinator Of Civilian Defense E e-W nesAcou fSaFg

Chief of Police Sherman T. Mor-
tenson cheerfully set about doing his
war-time duty yesterday following
1-is appointment as commander of
the Citizens Defense Corps by the
Ann Arbor Defense Council.
The move, which was announced
by Mayor Leigh H. Young, is the first
attempt in the county to coordinate
the work of sundry defense groups
working since December to organize
the city against any future war dis-
Effective today, Ann Arbor's cen-
ter of control will be at police head-
quarters, where Chief Mortenson will
give all the orders to the city's five
functional units-fire department,
police department, public works, util-
ities and medical service center-
when',action is necessary.
His job will be 24 hours a day. All
the warnings will come from him.
Rabbi Leo Fram
Urges Soviet Aid
At Relief Meeting
Declaring that Americans are mor-
ally and spiritually dependent on
Russia for "bursting the legend of
German invincibility," Rabbi Leo
Fram, of Detroitls Temple Israel,
urged aid to the Soviet at a meeting
of the student Russian War Reliaf
group yesterday in the League.
"We do not have to accept Russian
ideology and communism to help
them," Rabbi Fram said. "It is
enough that they are fighting, that
they are winning the only Allied
Dr. Edward H. Blakeman, Counse-
lor on Religious Education, praised
Russian organization, adding that we
"must realize Russia's present cap-
abilities and talk down past preju-
Rev. Leonard Parr, of the Congre-
gational Church, Rev. H. P. Marley
of the Unitarian Church, and Rabbi
Jehudah Cohen, of Hillel, also com-
mended Russia's recent actions.
Surgical instruments, medicine,
condensed milk, cigarettes-"all the
things.Russia cannot supply for her-
self in quantity while engaged in total
war"-should be sent to the Soviet,
the speakers contended.
Pre-Med Group To Visit
Ypsi Hospital Saturday
Members of the Pre-Med Society
will take a trip to the Ypsilanti State
Hospital, leaving at 1:30 p.m. Satur-
day from the Union.
A visit to a nearby hospital is an
annual event on the club's program,
and its purpose is to acquaint future
doctors. especially those who intend
to enter the field of psychiatrics, with
the general atmosphere of a medical
institution. The tour will include an
inspection of the plant, equipment
and cases.
Last year a visit was made to the
Wayne County Hospital where sev-
cral cases of split personalities and
abnormal psychology were observed.

Personnel and equipment are his to
allocate where they can do the most
As now organized, the city's de-
fenses pyramid upward in hierarchy
form, with Mayor Young's defense
council at the top rung of authority.
Under this body, the commander of
the Citizens Defense Corps harnesses
all other agencies and auxiliary
For assistance, Chief Mortenson is
free to call upon a special staff which
acts as "middle body" to the city's
five protective functional units. The
staff members are Officer Robert
Mayfield, whose duty it will be to
train 165 auxiliary policemen, and
Ira M. Smith, chairman of the Red
Cross relief committee.
''hen come the "parallel agencies."
Fire Chief Ben Zahn steers the fire
department with its rescue squads
and auxiliary fire fighters-all sub-
ject to a call without warning, Lieu-
tenant Casper Enkemann directs the
emergency services of the police
The medical service is headed by
Dr. S. M. Donaldson of St. Joseph's
hospital and includes hospitals, am-
bulance units, casualty stations and
first aid posts.
City Engineer George H. Sanden-
burgh is in charge of the public
works setup which will do triple duty;
repair roads and sewers, clear streets
of razed buildings and "decontam-
inate" any gas attack.
The final parallel unit is the utili-
ties service of Harrison H. Caswell,
head of the city water department.
Vocation Guidance
Group Will Discuss
ServicesFor Defense
Service in the armed forces and
vocational opportunities in war in-
dustries for both men and women
will be thoroughly discussed . in the
second of the 1941-42 series of voca-
tional guidance meetings to be con-
ducted here by the University Bureau
of Appointments and Occupational
Information April 1 and 2.
The conference will get under way
with several instructional talks at
general meetings by authorities in
their particular fields, after which
there'will be three smaller discus-
sion groups.
Service with the nation's armed
forces, procedure of induction and
training and promotion of soldiers
is to be the subject of discussion in
one of the groups. Army and Navy
officers will be present to discuss
their respective branches of the serv-
The second group will be devoted
to opportunities in and training re-
quirements for defense industries,
Federal and state civil service em-
ployment and the positions open to
men and women will be covered in
the final discussion section.

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to open fire with our-lighter stuff. As we came to the point where our guns
could reach the Italians we swung sharply to the left and began firing
broadsides. As the Italian guns began getting our range we abruptly
doubled back, hiding behind the smoke-screen we had created. From time
to time we dashed through the smoke to fire a few salvoes, and then
ducked back.1

_.._ __ .


After an hour and a half of this the Italian fleet withdrew temporarily.
The enemy was afraid to break through the smoke screen, fearing that as
he came near, our destroyers would E --

havedplunged out with a score of
We had just reached the convoy
when the enemy showed up on an-
other quarter and we went after him
again, employing the same tactics.
He had every advantage of air re-
connaissance and aid from dive-
bombers. But again we bluffed him
off long enough for the convoy to
get outside the range of his 15-

ljours. His huge shells had whistled


across us, splashed into the water in
front of us and beside us.
One 15-inch shell hitting square-
ly would almost have cut one of our
ships in two.
So far none had. But with a little
more than two hours to go before
darkness closed in, the Italian fleet
pressed determinedly forward upon
the convoy.
Again we sent the 'convoy scamper-


by the screen of smoke, and he came
in to 15,000 yards, then 10,000,
For battleships that is almost
point-blank range, and his shells
smashed sickeningly close to us every
time we dived out of the smoke
screen to have a go at him.
As we made one of our sorties from
the smoke the captain of our ship
told the gunner: "Keep a sharp look-
out. You'll see the enemy within six
or seven thousand yards."
We broke out of the smoke. There
was the enemy. A huge battleship
and three cruisers bearing straight
down upon us.
Instantly they let go a salvo of 15-
inch shells which raised house-high
geysers beside us. We loosed a quict
series of salvos and ducked back into
the smoke.
Once inside the smoke blanket, we
turned sharply to the right. It was
barely in time.
Three huge spouts of water leaped
up as 15-inchers hit exactly where we
would have been had we not turned.
Two more such salvos further traced

the course he assumed we were fol-
By now the enemy was within easy
gun-range of the convoy, which was
shielded by a thin wall of smoke, and
the admiral of the squadron ordered
the fleet toclose in on the Italians
with a torpedo attack.
The destroyers led off with fast
sorties out of the smoke. One was
quickly struck by a shell. A com-
panion destroyer quickly threw a
protective- smoke belt about it, fired
its own span of tropedoes and
One destroyer dashed almost un-
der the nose of the battleship and
came back to report that one torpedo
certainly had hit and others pos-
sibly struck home. The cruisers fol-
lowed, firing and lashing 'out with
more torpedoes.
It was. too much for the Italian.
He pulled away just as dusk was clos-
ing in. He had hit one destroyer and
landed one shell in a cruiser.. But
he could. only report to Mussolini
that he failed to beat off a light Brit-
ish squadron to get at the convov.



inrclu T17i l ~ w n w510 u+11- Aga n -on

ing away while we turned again on
We had fought off the enemy now the enemy. But this time he ap-
through more than three blistering peared determined not to be stopped



SCHOLAR-Herman C. Hudson,
'44 took first 'place in the district
contest of the National Extempore-
Discussion held last night.

C H I E F-This is Admiral
Ernest. J. King, newly named
commander-in-chief of the U.S.
fleet, who has also- assumed the
duties of chief of naval opera-
tions for all units.

*" .y.. r

CHAMPIONSHIP F OCR M-it's no wonder Dave Free-
man, 22, of Pasadena, Calif., captures badminton titles, with en-
thusiasm like this. He'll defend national title at Cincinnati, re-
cently nabbed three state crowns at Beverly Hills,

'*B L A C K H 0 L E '--Since 1902 this shaft in Calcutta has
marked the spot where on a torrid June 20, 1756, the 146 per-'
wons who remained after the capture of Fort Williams by Suraj-
ud-Dowlah, nawab of Bengal, were forced into a two-windowed
guard room. It was 18' x 14' 10", and only 23 persons were alive
next day. This was the "Black Hole of Caluetta."


Spring vacation this year is PBE-
TIRES-WEEK-in other words, go
home by Greyhound. It's your
chance to be kind to your pocket-
book, too-you don't need a course
in higher mathematics to figure out
you're way ahead at Greyhound's low
fares. The schedules are convenient

Round Trip Fares

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