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VOL. LII. No. 164 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1942 Z-323

PRICE FIVE CENTS

American Air
Power Opens
Heavy Attacks
On JapBases
Fliers Destroy 40 Planes,
Damage 25 In 5 Raids
On Mingaladon Airport;'
RAF Bombs Invaders
British Fall Back
On Burma Front
NEW DELHI, India, May 6.-(M-
The United States Air Forces in India
were embarked tonight on a mount-
ing and relentless campaign of attri-
tion against the Japanese conquerors
of Burma.
Striking straight for the sea-head
of the invading armies which have
raged through the length of the Kip-
ling country to enter Free China's
back door and to threaten India, five
flights of Maj.-Gen. Lewis H. Brere-
ton's bombers in 24 hours had de-
stroyed at least 40 enemy planes and
damaged 25 on the Mingaladon Air-
drome north of Rangoon.
Airport In Flames
The last of these planes, roaring
toward the target across the Bay of
Bengal in this morning's dawn, could
see the flames of Mingaladon 70
miles away and, once over the field,
the pilots dumped their 250-pound
bombs in the center of a sea of fire
so bright that they could not distin-
guish buildings, runways or gasoline
stores.
Far up on the weary road of re-
treat in" upper Burma, not far from
the Indian frontier, the British fall-
ing back along the Chindwin River
got even more direct support from the
RAF. Two sharp bombings of Japa-
nese troops and barge convoys in the
river near Monywa, 50 miles westof
lost Mandalay, gained time for the
British and increased their chances
of escaping entrapment. But it was
conceded they might have to aban-
don their heavier equipment.
Buuaa o. -MBatue
On the east, one Japanese column
was hmmering northeast up the
BuraRoad within China's Yun-
nan Province while another force,
with heavy mechanized help, was as-
saulting the Chinese positions around
the Yunnan border town of Wanting.
The Chinese High Command said it
did not know what had happened at
Wanting. The Burma Road column,
it added, was being fiercely engaged
in battle after battle.
British dispatches from Chungking
said United States Lieut.-Gen. Joseph
W. Stilwell had arrived safely at a
base in Burma, presumably from
some of the forward areas cut off
by the Japanese thrust, and that the
Chinese Fifth and Sixth Armies
forming the Chinese Expeditionary
Force to Burma were extricating
themselves, virtually intact.
Reinforcements Arriving
Chinese were quoted as saying
strong reinforcements were stream-
ing westward along the Burma Road.
Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek was
said to have arrived at a town in
Yunnan Province near the border.
The Japanese were heavily sup-
ported from the air in Yunnan. Kun-
ming dispatches said 118 enemy
planes, the largest armada ever to
sweep over the province, attacked
many points yesterday. Twenty-eight
of the planes bombed Paoshan, but
eight were shot down.

Red Reserves
Capture Nazi
River Sector
MOSCOW, May 6.---P)--Russia has
thrown into her own spring offensive
the first of the reserve divisions
raised and trained deep in Siberia
last winter, and the fresh troops have
captured an important river valley
from the Germans, Red Army dis-
patches said today.
This vanguard of the new armies
fought a four-day battle with a Ger-
man force holding both banks high
above the river, said the account of
the engagement, published in the
Army newspaper Red Star.
On the second day, the Russian
division mopped up one bank and
captured a village against strong re-
sistance; on the third day it held
its ground against counter-attacks by
two battalions of German infantry,
heavily supported by aircraft, and

Ruthven To Be Honored'
By Cadet Review Today

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Fall Oorre or eleases Japs
To Mop Up Philippine Resistance;

Madagascar's Defenders

Weaken

British Attack Rear
Of French Lines
With Large Force
Auto Seizure
Law Is Urkied
LONDON, May 6.-UP)-Attacked
strongly from the rear by a British
landing force which had penetrated
the outskirts of Diego Suarez naval
base and beaten from the air by over-
whelming power, the defenders of
Madagascar indicated tonight that
their situation was desperate and
that they might soon take to the
island's hills to wage guerrilla war-
fare.
Vichy broadcasts said Governor
General Armand Annet had tele-
graphed his government that his po-
sition was critical, and that 23 British
ships, large and small, were in Cour-
rier Bay at his back ready to land
VICHY, Thursday, May 7.-(IP)-
The French defenders of Madagas-
car were reported early today to
have hurled back the British from
some key positions around Courrier
Bay west of Diego Suarez.
Dispatches from the Indian
Ocean island said the fight was
continuing "very violently" against
the British who first landed on the
bay to strike overland at the big
French naval base.
freshrtroops against his fagged de-
fenders.
The broadcast described the French
troops as putting up desperate resis-
tance and exacting heavy casualties,
with their few available aircraft do-
ing their utmost to drive away planes
from a British carrier.
They had shot down three out of
one group of 27 planes which at-
tacked this morning, Annet's mes-
sage was quoted as saying, and the
troops were said to have put a num-
ber of light British tanks out of ac-
tion. Previously the French had
claimed to have shot down seven
other planes.
A French counter-attack at the
approaches to Diego Suarez in which
some points were reoccupied was
mentioned in a communique broad-
cast by Vichy tonight giving details
of the Diego Suarez fighting.
Senate Committee Asked
To Approve Confiscation
WASHINGTON, May 6. -(Po)-
Seven government officials were re-
ported to have urged the Senate Mili-
tary Committee today to approve
legislation authorizing Federal requi-
sitioning of private automobiles and
seizure of cars whose owners are con-
victed of driving more than 40 miles
an hour.
The seven appeared at a closed
session of the Committee, but Chair-
man Reynolds (Dem.-N.C.) related
some of their testimony to reporters.
He quoted them as saying the short-
age of rubber had become critical
from a military standpoint.1

Ann Arbor Council Announces
Opposition To Housing Project

Resolution Passed By Al
ProtestsCherry Hill P1
By MARK LIPPER
Expressing almost unanimous op-
position to the federally-sponsored
Cherry Hill housing project, the Ann
Arbor City Council, in a special meet-
ing last night, passed a resolution
to protest the measure to federal
housing authorities and Congres-
sional representatives in Washington.
The plan, which is facing wide-
spread opposition throughout Wash-
tenaw and Wayne counties, provides
for the construction of an entire de-
fense city consisting of 6,000 homes
in Superior n Township, seven miles
east of Ann Arbor. Houses will in-
clude four and five rooms, will have
no cellars and will be stove heated.
Costs are estimated at . $40Q0 per
house.
Riggs Objects
After outlining the Federal Public
Housing Authority's plans for the
defense city before the Council, Prof.
Henry E. Riggs, of the civil engi-
neering department, expressed his
objections to the proposed program.
He said that the government's plans
are not very definite, that they have
not provided for schools, water works
or sewage disposal.
"The building of such a city will
call for hundreds and thousands of
men and materials which are essen-
tial for war work," he stated, "and
inability to get supplies will cause de-
lays and concentration on houses in-
stead of on sewage disposal and water
supply."
Fears 'Ghost Town'
"It will be a calamity to Washte-
naw County if this 'defense' city is
admitted," he asserted. Ford com-
pany officials, who are also opposed
to the plan, he said, have acknow-
ledged the fact that the proposed city
British Fliers
Raid Germany
Stuttgart Bombed By RAF
Despite Cloudy Weather
LONDON, May 6.--Po)-The south
German industrial city of Stuttgart
was pounded by the RAF again last
night for the second night in suc-
cession despite continuing cloudy
weather which made observation dif-
ficult.
The Air Ministry said other unspe-
cified targets in southern Germany,
the docks at Nantes and airdromes in
the Low Countries and Northern
France also were attacked.
Four British planes failed to re-
turn.
Southeast English coastal points
were attacked by four German planes
at dusk and by two at dawn today.
Two or more persons were listed gs
killed and some damage was done.
(The Germans said they effectively
raided industrial and rail installa-
tions at the Dover Strait town of
Folkestone.)

Stepping across the parade in the cadence of a ringing quick-step
are the colors of the University's Corps of Cadets, which will appear at
the regimental review today at 7:15 p.m. in the Stadium. The color guard
are (left to right) Cadet Andrew Marsch, Cadet Sergeants John Erie-
wine and William Todd, and Cadet Ace Cory.
* * * T

Honoring President Alexander G.
Ruthven, 1,100 khaki-clad ROTC
cadets will pass in review before high
ranking officers of the 6th Corps
Area and assembled students and
townspeople at the largest Federal in-
spection in University history, which
will be held at 7:15 p.m. today in the
Stadium.
With the Deans of the University
serving as his staff, and flanked by
two student aides, the president will
occupy the box of honor with the
reviewing officers.
Band To Lead Corps
The newly organized 55-piece
marching band, pride of the ROTC,
will lead the cadet corps as it goes
through all the ceremonies of the
regimental review. Prior to the par-
ade and review of the troops several
special awyards will be presented to
outstanding cadets.
Inspecting officers who will rate
the unit at the review and who will
visit ROTC classes Thursday and
Friday are: Col. Russell J. Potts, In-
fantry; Col. Gilbert Van B. Wilkes,
Corps of Engineers; Col. Charles M.
Sawyer, Signal Corps; Lieut.-Col.
Henry C. Johannes, Medical Corps,
and Maj. Ernest R. Schuelke, Ord-,
nance.
Kennedy Will Lead Off
The entire ceremony will be con-
ducted by cadet officers. In com-
mand of the troops during the review
will be Cadet Colonel and Regiment-
al Commander Verne C. Kennedy.
Three Cadet Lieutenant Colonels will
assist him; Lindley M. Dean, regi-
mental executive officer, George D.
Gotschall, commanding officer of the
First Battalion, and Alfred M. Ow-
ens, Second Battalion commander.
Among the awards to be presented
at the military rally is the American
Legion sabre which will be awarded to
the student holding the highest rank.
The Washtenaw chapter of the Sons
Lights In Tower
Arouse Populace
After receiving numerous calls and
complaints of two suspicious lights
being flashed from Burton Memorial
Tower late at night, the police de-
partment dispatched a squad car to
the scene to investigate.
Many of the complaints stated that

of the American Revolution will
award a medal to the cadet who has
demonstrated the greatest ability in
extra-curricular activities. A sopho-
more will receive the Scabbard and
Blade Cup for outstanding leader-
ship and scholarship.
Scouts To Usher
Other awards will be the Chicago
Tribune medals for outstanding ca-
dets in all corps. The Army Ord-
nance Association of Washington,
D.C., will give medals to junior and
senior ordnance cadets who have
demonstrated scholarship and lead-
ership abilities.
Expecting a very large audience of
students and townspeople, the Boy
Scouts will usher. Governor Van
Wagoner has been invited to attend
the ceremonies as has Mayor L. J.
Young. Special boxes will be avail-
able for the University department
chairmen, the Board of Regents,
Army and Navy officers and war vet-
erans. Special sections in the stands
will be available for the faculty, stu-
dents and NROTC cadets.
Many of the members of the new
marching band are also members of
the University Band. They made
their first public appearance at Hill
Auditorium May 20 and were spon-
sored by the County Defense Coun-
cil.

most Unanimous Decision
[an To Federal Officials
would house workers who were the
last to come and the first to be re-
leased from the bomber plant. Con-
sequently the city would become a
"ghost town" after the war.
Prof. John Barker Waite, of the
law school and a city alderman,
brought forth the resolution to refuse
acceptance of the proposed "defense
city." The council passed it with all
but one "aye." In criticizing the pro-
ject, Professor Waite said, "The pro-
posed city is a large scale project
and its development would take a
long time. I doubt whether it would
be finished in time to be an effective
solution to the problem."
Mayor Leigh J. Young addressed
the council saying, "Anyone familiar
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Campus Posts
Will Be Filled
In Annual Poll
Students Vote Tomorrow
On Board Candidates,
Union Vice-Presidents
The annual all-campus elections
will be held tomorrow to select the
student members of the Board in
Control of Student Publications, the
vice-presidents of the Union and the
student members of the Board in
Control of Athletics.
The candidates for the publications
board will be announced in tomor-
row's Daily.
One Union vice-president each is
to be elected from the literary, den-
tistry, medical and law schools, one
from the engineering or architecture
colleges and one from the business
administration or forestry schools.
Proxy Voting Prohibited
One student member is to be elec-
ted to the athletic board from the
campus at large.
It was stressed by Robert Mat-
thews, '43, president of the Men's
Judiciary Council, that no proxy vot-
ing will be permitted, that no elec-
tioneering within 50 feet of the poll-
ing places will be allowed and that
in the balloting for the Union vice-
presidents students may vote only for
candidates from their own school.
The literary school candidates for
Union vice-president are Andrew
Caughey, '43, Fred Ginsberg, '43, Carl
Riggs, '43, Edward Tann, '43, Robert
Templin, '43, and Jack Vezina, '43.
, The engineering and architecture
candidates are Roy Bradley, '43E,
Stewart Gildart, '43A, David Keller,
'43E, Bruce Renaud, '43E, William
Schoedinger, '43E, and Richard
Schoel, '43E.
Other Candidates
From the business administration
and forestry schools the candidates
are Walter M. Bury, '43BAd., LaMont
G. Engle, '43F&C, John Murray,
'43BAd., James Snodgrass, '43F&C,
and Ralph G. Stewart.
The dentistry school candidates
are John Golden, '43D, Harry Luton,
'43D, and Howard Stafford, '43D.
From the medical school those run-
ning are George Brooks, Charles
E. O'Brien, '43M, Harvey Sparks,
'43M, and Joseph Warzniak, '43M.
The Law School candidates are
Forest Hainline, '43L, Clarence Sah-
lin, '43L, and Richard Wade, '43L.
The two candidates for the athletic
board are William MacConnachie,
'44, and Donald Robinson, '44.
Escaped Nazi Pilots
Sought In Michigan
DETROIT, May 6. - () - Search
for two German Army fliers who es-

caped from a Canadian concentra-
tion camp at Bowmanville, Ont., cen-
tered tonight in Eastern Michigan.
The fugitives, Reinhard Pfundt-

Nipponese Soldiers
Reported Pushing
Into Mindanao
/-
Bombed Ship
Reaches Port
WASHINGTON, May 6.-(AP)-The
fall of Corregidor, its defenses de-
molished, its food and ammunition
gone, released Japanese forces today
to mop up scattered areas of resist-
ance in the Philippines and added a
strong and valuable new sea base to
their tenuous southward supply line.
Already, Japanese troops in steel
barges of the type used in landing on
Corregidor were reported pushing up
the Pulangi River .in Mindanao. In
addition the enemy was debarking
reinforcements near Cotabato on the
same island. Independent, raiding
detachments of Americans and Fili-
pinos have been reported highly
active on that island.
Big Guns Held Japs
So long as Corregidor stood, Its big
guns and its accurate gunners kept
the Japanese from making any free
use of Manila Bay, or Manila's shat-
tered port facilities. It is considered
one of the most useful harbors in the
western Pacific, and geographically
is ideally situated from the enemy
point of view.
But Corregidor fell, after a batter-
ing, four-week siege, which exhaust-
ed the supplies and'the human phy-
sical endurance of its dogged and
heroic garrison. With it, the enemy
also won the .smaller rocky island
fortresses-Fort Hughes, Fort Drum
and Fort Frank-which lie nearby.
To the Japanese also' went some
7,000 prisoners of war, including, the
Navy announced late today, 3,845
officers and men of the Navy and
Marine Corps. This detachment was
thrown together from the Naval and
Marine personnel left stranded by the
abandonment of the Manila area
naval bases. It fought on Bataan
and was evacuated to Corregidor. The
Navy said it was "assumed" that all
were captured.
U.S. Ships Destroyed
This Naval communique disclosed
also that five small American vessels
had been destroyed. It said that
the minesweeper Tanager, and the
river gunboat Oahu had been sunk
by enemy gunfire from Bata n and
that the minesweeper Pigeon had
been sunk by bombers. The river
gunboat Luzon and the minesweeper
Quail were severely damaged by gun-
fire and were sunk by U.S. forces
when capture appeared imminent.
For lack of word to the contrary,
it was assumed too that the pson-
,rs included a detail of Army nurses,
who attended the wounded of the
Bataan fighting, and also were trans-
ferred to the island when the fighting
ceased on the Peninsula,
'Marblehead' Survives
Bombing, Reaches U.S.
WASHINGTON, May 6.-()-Bat-
tered by Japanese bombs, blackened
by fire, and kept afloat only by the
indomitable will of her officers and
men, the American Light Cruiser
Marblehead has come home from the
war, the Navy proudly announced to-
day, after a 13,000-mile Journey un-
precedented in United States Naval
history.
Laboring under damage that might
have sunk another ship, the 18-year-
old vessel voyaged from near Java
through the Indian Ocean, around
Africa and northward through the
Atlantic to gain the safety of an east
coast port, where undoubtedly she
will be repaired and restored to the
fight.
The Navy took special pleasure in
announcing her arrival inasmuch as
the Japanese have boasted several
times that she was sunk.

Three months were required to
make the epic journey which actually
began Feb. 4 when the Marblehead,
in company with the cruiser Houston,
later sunk in the battle of the Java
Sea, and other United Nations cruis-
ers and destroyers, were attacked by
54 Japanese planes.

Emanuel Feuermann To Be Soloist

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In Second Program Of May Festival

Emanuel Feuermann will be the
soloist and Thor Johnson will con-

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Assisting will be the University
Choral Union, vocalists Judith Hell-
wig, Enid Szantho, Felix Knight and
narrator Barnett Brickner.
Feuermann, who has appeared here
earlier t is season, in recital, will play
the Dvoiak cello concerto. The whole
second half of the program will be
devoted to "King David," a sym-
phonic psalm by Arthur Honegger.
"King David," with its strong Biblical
flavor and lyrics direct from the St.
James text, will feature the Choral
Union, Brickner, Knight and Misses
Hellwig and Szantho.
Tomorrow's program will present
Carroll Glenn, brilliant young Ameri-
can violinist in a performance of the
Tschaikowsky violin concerto and the

Symphony by Haydn and the Revolu-
tionary Etude by Chopin.

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