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Illini Trounce
Tankers Win;
Sexet Beaten
Guard Andy Phillip Leads
Illinois Five To Victory
In One-Sided Encounter
Michigan Swamps
Purdue Team, 55-29
(Special to The Daily)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 14.-Illi-
nois' conference leading team had
little trouble getting back on victory
trail tonight as it walloped Michi-
gan's quintet, 52 to 29, the second de-
feat that the Wolverines have re-
ceived from the hands of the Illini.
Coach Doug Mills' team was slow
in getting started as they missed
their first 12 shots at the baskets.
After that they hit, and when they
did, they left Michigan in the dust
far behind. It was the Wolverines
seventh loss in 10 Big Ten games.
Big Andy Phillip, Illini guard, was
the offensive star of the evening. He
continued his great play of the year

Selective Service Posts
Will Open Tomorrow

Jap Parachutists Attack Sumatra
As Allies Rush Reinforcements;


Eligible Men 20-44 To Register For New Draft;
Schools,_Colleges Enroll At Designated Booths

(See Sample Card On Page 7)
Male students in all divisions. of
the University, born between Feb. 17,
1897, and Dec. 31, 1921, inclusive,
who have not previously registered
will take their places on the Selective
Service rolls tomorrow between the
hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Ann Arbor residents will enroll at
their regular polling places and out-
of-town students at the following
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts, Alumni Memorial Hall; Col-
lege of Engineering, 348 West Engi-
neering Building; Medical School,
Recorder's Office; College of Phar-
macy, 250 Chemistry Building;
School of Dentistry, Exhibit Room,
Hugh Gibson
Will Present
Lecture Here-


Michigan's basketball squad will
play Indiana at 7:30 p.m., tomor-
row night at Yost Field House.
Indiana, lodged in third place in
the Big Ten, already holds one
victory over the Wolverines.
which has repeatedly given Illinois
its victories and has made him onef
of the outstanding guards in the.
Conference even though it is his first;
year in Big Ten competition. Het
looped in six baskets and a quartetc
of free throws for a total of 16 points,
with 12 of his points coming in the
second half.
The first five minutes of the game
were slow as the only scoring con-<
sisted of a brace of free throws by
Illinois' center, Vic Wukovits, and a
basket by Jim Mandler, Wolverine1
(Continued on Page 3)
Purdue Team, 55-29
(Special to The Daily)
LAFAYETTE, nd., Feb. 14.-Pur-
due's varsity swimmers paddled un-
ceasingly up and down their ownt
pool tonight, but all they received for
their efforts was an eveningful oft
looking at flying Wolverine feet as
Michigan's crack team romped all
over them to score an easy 55-29
The defending Big Ten and Na-
tional Collegiate champs took top1
honors in all but one event as theyI
racked up their third Conference tri-
umph in four days and extended
their undefeated dual meet streak to
35 straight.
And the only first place garneredi
by the Boilermakers came in the na-
ture of gift, handsomely wrapped up
and presented to the Riveters by
Maize and Blue coach Matt Mann.
The Michigan mentor withheld his
ace diver, Strother (T-Bone) Mar-
tin, from competition and Purdue's
Jim Juengst captured the fancy div-
ing contest. Sophomore Lou Haughey
of Michigan finished third..
In crushing the Boilermaker oppo-
sition, the Wolverines bettered every
Purdue varsity record with the ex-
ception of the 50 yard freestyle.
Johnny Patten, star Michigan free-
styler, once again broke the existing
Big Ten 220 yard freestyle record and
also established a new pool mark for
the event.
Patten's record-smashing effort
was timed in 2:13, six-tenths of a
second faster than the Conference
mark. This makes the third time
this year that the Wolverine junior
(Continued on Page 3)
Sharpshooting Paris
Club Whips Michigan
The spark that was expected to
set the Michigan hockey team blaz-
ing against Paris A.C. at the Coli-
seum last night was completely
smothered by the driving power of
the visitors, and before the last spill
was taken, the Canadians had walked
away with an overwhelming 9-1 vic-
Contrary to forecasts, the new Wol-
verine combination failed to click,
wavth the exception of occasional
spurts. Nearly every offensive at-
tack attempted by the Maize andi
Blue sextet was broken up by the
excellent poke-checking of the Cana-
D n .._' F n i 7 '., .c _ . ac -

Ex-Ambassador Will Tell
Of Recent Experiences
In Polish Relief Work
Recently returned via clipper plane
from a year and a half stay on the
continent and in England, Hugh Gib-
son, former Ambassador to Belgium
and Brazil, will speak' at 8:15 p.m.
Tuesday in Hill Auditorium on the
subject, "The International Situa-
tion as Viewed Through the Eyes of
an American Observer."
Draws From Experience !
Drawing from a vast store of per-
sonal experience, Gibson is well able
to give audiences first hand ac-
counts. From his experience as
secretary of the legation in Belgium
from 1914 to 1918 and his activities
in that country subsequent . to the
first World War, came a knowledge
which culminated in the writing of
a , book several 'years ago, entitled,
"Belgium." He is also the author of
two other books, "A Journal From
Our Legation In Belgium' and "Rio,
1937," an account of his stay in
Brazil and of his diplomatic activi-
ties in South America, which includ-
ed membership in the Chaco Peace
Represented Polish
In Europe since March 1940, the
former ambassador was representa-
tive of the Commission of Polish Re-
lief on the continent. As chief re-
presentative of that organization, he
remained on the continent until the
downfall of France and has since
made his headquarters in London.
He also acted in a liaison capacity
with the many exiled governments'
groups for the National Committee
on Food for the Small Democracies
and had under his jurisdiction repre-
sentatives of this relief organiza-
tion in Berlin, Lisbon, Vichy and
The Ann Arbor Junior Chamber
of Commerce is sponsoring a drive
for the collection of old news-
papers and magazines which will
be sold for the benefit of the Red
Cross. Those interested in con-
tributing, please telephone 3533
or 2-1858 before 7:30 p.m. tomor-
row. Trucks will call for your con-

Kellogg Institute; School of Educa-
tion, 1431 University Elementary
School; College of Architecture and
Design, Library, Architecture Build-
Students of the Law School, School
of Business Administration, School of
Forestry and Conservation, School of
Music, Graduate School and School
of Public Health will register in
Room 116, Hutchins Hall.
Because registration is being han-
dled by voluntary workers who re-
ceive no pay, students are requested
wherever possible to register between
the hours of eight and five in order
that a minimum staff may take care
of other hours. Assistant Registrar
Robert L. Williams asks that all stu-
dents register at the earliest possible
The State director, Colonel Rose-
crans suggests that each eligible reg-
istrant cut out the copy of the regis-
tration card printed elsewhere in to-
day's Daily, fill it out in detail, and
bring it with him when he reportsc
for registration.
Each registrant will receive a regis-
tration ceritficate signed by the reg-1
istrar. This certificate, as evidence
of registration, must be in the per-
sonal possession of the registrant at1
all times.1
Choir TO Sing
In Observance
Of Prayer Day'
Students' Worship Service1
Is Celebrated Annually
In All Parts Of World'
The annual Inter-Guild Worship
Service in observance of the World
Day of Prayer for Students will be
held at 7 p.m. today at the Baptist
Featured in the service will be the
University Choir under the direction
of Prof. Hardin Van Deursen. Stu-
dent leaders for the service, selected
by a committee consisting of one
representative from each of the eight
cooperating guilds, will be Stuart
Anderson, '42, Catherine Call, '43,
Bill Clark, '42, and Tom Johnson,
Since many portions of the service
have descended from the early Chris-
tian Church, it will be expressive of
the common aspirations of all de-
nominations. The theme is that
suggested by the World Student
Christian Federation, sponsors of the
The annual World Day of Prayer
for Students is observed in every
part of the world. The work done
by the Federation is going on in all
the warring nations and in most mis-
sionary areas of the globe.
Registration for Selective Serv-
ice, Feb. 16. The attention of all
male students born between Feb.
17, 1897 and Dec. 31, 1921, inclu-
sive, is called to the regulations
for registration procedure printed
in the Daily Official Bulletn.

Shore, Naval Batteries Aid
Imperial Counter-Attack;
Bataan Foe Entrenches
U. S. Army Planes
Bomb Macassar
DETROIT, Feb. 14.-- (P) - A
walkout of approximately 600 men
on the afternoon shift at the Alum-
inum Company of America tonight
halted production at a plant which
Victor C. Swearingen, state labor
conciliator, described as "one of the
most important defense plants in
this area."
(By The Associated Press)
British defenders of Singapore,
counter-attacking with tanks under
the protection of shore and naval
batteries, have established new lines,
the Singapore radio reported Satur-
Nor was that the only note (admit-
tedly guarded) of optimism from the
battle fronts of the Western Pacific.
The War Department in Washing-
ton announced that 12 four-engined
United States Army bombers had at-
tacked the Japanese at Macassar.
This was the largest concentration of
American air power in the Pacific
battle area reported thus far.
Japs Entrenched
From the Bataan Peninsula came
the report that Japanese forces were
entrenching. Observers pointed out
that offensive actions do not require
trenches, and that the Japanese in
them apparently had little use for
the straight shooting of the Ameri-
can soldiers.
And, though the Japanese appar-
ently were attacking in force
throughout the Iamger islands of the
Dutch East Indies, there was word
from Melbourne that reenforcements
from Australia had reached Java,
island on which Batavia is located.
Batavia is the location of General
Sir Archibald Wavell's unified com-
Tokyo Admits Battle
Even the Japanese in a radio re-
port from Tokyo admitted that the
Imperial defenders of Singapore were
putting up a terrific fight. It was
from Tokyo that the world received
the report that British ships were
shelling Japanese lines on Singapore
The Singapore radio announced
that the tanks were in action, and
further reported that the causeway
across the Straits of Johore, over
which Japanese troops poured onto
the island from Malaya, had again
been destroyed.
Prof. Reighard
Was Teacher Of Zoology
From 1886 To 1927
Dr. Jacob E. Reighard, professor-
emeritus of zoology at the University
since 1927, died Friday afternoon at
University Hospital. He was 80 years
Prof. Reighard, a University alum-
nus, became an instructor of zoology
at the University in 1886 and was
appointed full professor in 1895.
From that time until 1913 he also
served as director of the University
Museum. He retired in 1927. Previ-
ous to his professorial career he had
also studied at Harvard and at Frei-
burg, in Breisgau, Germany.
He served as head of the scientific
work of the Michigan Fish Commis-
sion from 1890 to 1895 and as director
of the biological survey of the Great
Lakes for the United States Fish
Commission from 1898 until 1901..
Professor Reighard, who received
an honorary degree from the Univer-

sity in 1936, was also president of the
American Fisheries Society in 1916.
Memorial services will be conduct-
ed at 3 p.m. today in the Unitarian
Church by the Rev. H. P. Marley.
Professor Reighard is survived by
a daughter, Catherine, and a son,
John Jacob.

Shortened Curfew Responsibility
Tossed Around Like Hot Potato

Students Deny Initiativej
As Dean Lloyd's Office
Washes Hands Of Plan
Responsibility for the backfiring
shortened hours of coeds changed
hands like a hot potato yesterday as
a maze of conflicting statements
heaped confusion upon confusion.
The easiest thing to say about it
is that it's been done-and even that's
coming up for reconsideration by the
League Council Tuesday.
In an attempt to divorce the office
of the Dean of Women from the
whole matter, two assistant Deans is-
sued the following statement yester-
In Miss Lloyd's absence may we
correct a statement relative to the
new ruling on women's hours, ap-
pearing on the front page of the
Michigan Daily of Feb. 14, to the ef-
fect that "the measure originated in
the Dean of Women's Office and
passed through sundry deans and
Neither Miss Lloyd nor we knew
anything about this measure until
after it had been approved, discussed
and passed by the Student Council
of the Women's League. Miss Lloyd
was informed of it for the first time
by the student chairman of the Wo-
men's Defense Committee after the
meeting at which it was passed, and
it was Miss Lloyd who informed us.
Miss Lloyd was plainly delighted at
the action taken. We should like to
add that her comment to us was that
this was just another proof that in
any real crisis one could always de-
pend on students to rise to the oc-
Mrs. Byrl Fox Bacher,
Jeannette Perry,
Asst. Deans of Women
Peggy Sanford, '42, president of the
League Council, said that the sug-
Work T'o Start
OnANew Public,
Brushing aside a contract tie-up
caused by defense priorities for build-
ing and equipment material, the Uni-
versity has finally received the green-
light from the government to go
ahead with the proposed construc-
tion of a new $535,000 School of Pub-
lic Health on the parking lot located
conveniently near the University
Contractors will begin excavation
next week for the three-story, U-
shaped brick building which will con-
tain classrooms, offices, auditorium
and research laboratories.
The University is utilizing a mil-
lion-dollar grant made last year by
the W. K. Kellogg Foundation of Bat-
tle Creek and the Rockefeller Insti-
tute to construct the building.

gestion for the change did not come
from the students themselves, but
explained that they (the League
Council) did discuss and pass upon
the final program.
Although the initiative did not
come from the office of Dean of Wo-
men Lloyd, Miss Sanford said, it
emanated from the Women's Defense
Council, which includes in its mem-
bership Dean Lloyd, and Assistant
Deans Miss Perry and Mrs. Bacher.
The only student member is Mar-
garet H. Ihling, '43, who cannot vote,
and who acted as the go-between for
the faculty Defense Council and the
student League Council.
Miss Ihling took the suggestion
from the Defense Council to the
League Council where it was put into
concrete form, and then in her cap-
acity of Women's Defense Chairman
(of the League Council), returned the
actual plan to the Dean of Women'st
office. This probably explains the
Deans' statement that "Miss Lloydi
was informed of it (the final plan) for
the first time by the student chair-
man of the Women's Defense Com-
mittee (Miss Ihling)."
Intensifying the ambiguity of the
situation, Dean Lloyd herself is in
California for a meeting, and Jane
Baits, '42, head of the Judiciary Coun-
cil, and a member of the League
Council, is in Kentucky for a wed-
Stude nt Plans 1
For Summer
Will Be Asked
Queries To Be Distributed
This Week By Regents;
Blanks Are Confidential
Michigan students will tell the Re-
gents Tuesday and Wednesday, by
answering a questionnaire, just what
they want from this June's war-born
summer semester and whether or not
they are coming.
The three-page blanks, labeled the
Student Plan Inquiry, will be distrib-
uted through dounselors, concentra-
tion advisers and departmental offi-
cers and must be returned within 24
All information secured will be
highly confidential.
Students should be prepared to fill
in answers to the following )questions:
Age, sex, school enrolled in; con-
centration; standing in academic
hours, planned post-graduate occu-
pation, draft status, economic sta-
tus-how much did you spend last
semester and where did the money
come from-what courses will you
take the next semester you are en-
rolled, how many ROTC and NROTC
members will be here this summer,
do you want more War Courses and
finally, will you definitely enroll in
the summer semester or not, or are
you uncertain?

Dutch Report Situation Is
'Not Unfavorable'; 100
Planes Drop Attackers
Blenheims Score
Victory In Burma
LONDON, Sunday, Feb. 15.-{P)
-The possibility developed early
today that Prime Minister Church-
ill would not carry out a radio
broadcast to Britain and the United
States which had been tentatively
scheduled for 9 p.m. (4 p.m. EWT)
BATAVIA, N.E.I., Feb. 14. --(M)-
The battle for the Netherlands East
Indies began in earnest today even
before the Battle of Singapore was
finished when picked Japanese as-
sault troops in 100 fighter-protected
planes attacked the oil-refining area
of Palembang in Sumatra. They were
met by defenders who wiped out
parachutists by the "dozens."
The invasion of the 1,000-mile long
island of Sumatra had touched off
one of the hottest fights yet in the
Indies. The communique, saying that
the parachutists were being killed
by the dozens, added that "our troops
have done excellent work and it may
be assumed that the situation is not
'Further News' Expected
"Further news is expected" the
communique added, thus indicating
that communications were in work-
ing order and that the Dutch were
pressing counter-measures.
Whether the Japanese were using
plane-landed troops was not known
although this od e the tactical
sequel to seizure of any landing field
by the parachutists.
Palembang itself, center of what
probably is the richest single oil field
between the Persian Gulf and the
United States, was not entered by the
Japanese and was not immediately
threatened, the communique said,
but three places in the area were
attacked by the Japanese who drift-
ed from the dawn sky and received
reinforcement from succeeding waves
of air-borne fighters.
No Scorched Earth
There was no word yet of the
Dutch applying their scorched earth
policy to the refineries and oil fields,
representing an investment of hun-
dreds of millions of dollars, but it was
assumed the defenders would not
hesitate to apply the torch if the
plants actually became endangered
by the Japanese invaders.
Blenheims Score
Victory In Burma
RANGOON, Burma, Feb. 14.---
Japanese troops have forced a sec-
ond crossing of the Salween River
near Paan but the fragmentation
bombs of a squadron of British Blen-
heims have thinned their ranks so
frightfully that enemy pressure eased
tonight along the entire East Burma
Flying at treetop level over the
pagoda-studded jungle hills, a heavy
force of Blenheim bombers dropped
thousands of pounds of delayed ac-
tion fragmentation bombs on the
main Japanese forces two miles from
Paan on the road to Thaton, im-
portant railroad town on the line
that skirts the Gulf of Martaban
from Rangoon.
American fliers of the volunteer
group and RAF fighters escorted the
Huge explosions crisscrossed the
jungle clearing as the last of the
Blenheimt turned home, unofficial
reports said.
Russians Announce

Continued Advances
MOSCOW, Feb. 14.-(A)-An ad-
vance on the north central front
measured in "tens of kilometers"
was reported today in Red Army dis-
patches, but German counter-attacks
persisted in many sectors and at one
point west of Moscow both German
and Finnish ski troops were thrown
into action.
Troops of Lieut.-Col. Gorbunov


Tanks Gain At Singapore


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Draft Takes Tll


Business Admnistration School
Reports Women Replacing Men

From The Economic Front:
Prof. Watkins To Cover Topic
Of Inflation, War In Talk Today

A new field for the exploits of the
Michigan "career" woman was indi-
cated yesterday with the announce-
ment by the School of Business Ad-
ministration that several requests
have been received for women trained
in finance, investment, and account-
ing to, fill administrative positions
left vacant by men called to the
armed services.
According to Prof. Charles Jami-
son, director of placements, women
are wanted to fill positions as tellers,
accountants, investment analysts,
statisticians and in financial re-
search. Because of the uncertain
draft status of male graduates of the
school, women will be given first con-
sideration for such positions, at least
unti nffp,.thA war

fact that more young women will
have to be trained for administrative
positions. Members of the business
school faculty believe that, in cer-
tain lines, women will occupy such
positions permanently after the war.
Dean Clare Griffin also announced
important changes in the admission
and degree requirements of the busi-
ness school to meet the demands of
the present situation. After the cur-
rent school year, students will be ad-.
mitted after the satisfactory comple-
tion of two years of general college
The degree of Master of Business
Administration will be granted upon
the completion of six semesters of
work subsequent to admission. Also,
a new degree, Bachelor of Business
A rlvmi ,ri.znn which mwill h e awar-

Prof. Leonard L. Watkins will de-
liver an up-to-date communique on
the economic front's biggest battle
when he analyzes "Inflation And The
War" in a publie lecture at 4 p.m.
today in the Rackham Lecture Hall.
Fourth speaker on the 1941-42
series of the Ann Arbor chapter of
the Committee to Defend America,
Professor Watkins intends to discuss
the problems raised by America's gi-
gantic emergency fiscal program.
Professor Watkins' lecture, open to
all students, facultymembers and
townspeople, will attack the question
of inflation from two sides-prob-
lems of cutting income and the need
for ceilings on prices.
A member of the University eco-


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