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_____________________THE MICIIItXN JATTY VtN~ZMi

CPT To Extend
S6iumier Plan

Government
Secondary

Will Assist
Students

Moving into high gear the Civilian
Pilot Training program yesterday
announced it would continue its ac-f
tivities into the summer semester but
cn a new, accelerated basis which
would feature a more intensive flight
and ground training.
The plan, as now constituted, pro-
vides for the regular eight weeks ele-
mentary course and, in addition, an
eight weeks secondary program
whereby the trainees will devote
their entire time to CPT work. It is
understood that students in this lat-
ter course will receive subsistence
from the government.
For those students now enrolled in
CPT provisions have been made for
their enlistment in either the Army
Air Corps Enlisted Reserve or the
Naval Reserve. Such enlistments
must be made by June 1 or the
trainee will be subject to Selective
Service. However, it was made clear
that students who do enlist will still
have the chance to continue their
CPT work.
Signal Course Offertd
Male students who aren't return-
ing to school in September and who
have. had experience in math and
physics may take training for the
U.S. Army Signal Corps in a special
six months course.

FDR Warns.
Allies OfBig
FightAhead
OTTAWA, May 19.-('P)-Men of
14 United Nations heard a victory
message today from President Roose-
velt at the opening of the Allied Air
Training Conference here, but the
Chief Executive told them the road
would be hard.
"The people of the United Nations
can look forward confidently along
the hard road of victory," the Presi-
dent said. "The hopes of free men
and women everywhere, the hopes of
those who are awaiting liberation in
the countries the savage invaders
have darkened and despoiled, are
with the United Nations."
The colorfully uniformed repre-
sentatives of many languages and
customs came here to discuss coordi-
nation of Allied air power in general
and in particular to consider a vast
manpower pooling plan such as the
British Empire already has in opera-
tion through its Canadian Air Train-
ing System.
Mr. Roosevelt, who converted his
own nation into "the arsenal of de-
mocracy," had high praise for Can-
ada's vast training program, calling
the Dominion "the airdrome of de-
mocracy."
"Without Canada's tremendous
contribution to our common destiny
the cause of the United Nations
might have been greatly imperiled."
The message was read by Robert
Lovett, U.S. Assistant Secretary of
War for Air, after Prime Minister W.
L. Mackenzie King disclosed that the
President had made important sug-
gestions concerning the conference's
work. King welcomed the delegates
in an opening address.
The President's words of praise for
Canada's air training program were
echoed by Capt Harold Balfour, Brit-
ish Undersecretary for Air, who de-
clared:
"The battle of Britain, the battle
of the Atlantic, the heroic defense of
Malta, are but some of the contests
which must owe all to that first
preliminary victory in 'the battle of
training'."

Minute men, speaking in Ann Ar-
bor theatres as part of the nation-
wide Army-Navy Relief Drive, report
a successful response to their 60-
second speeches as the campaign
draws to a close.
In nearly 15,000 theatres of the
nation minute men have been giving
short announcements following a
3-minute Army-Navy Relief "short."
Dr. Glenn E. Mills and Prof. Arthur
Secord of the University speech de-
partment, head an Ann Arbor group
of 14 students who speak before au-
diences in all local theatres except
the State.
The campaign, which began May
14 and will last till tomorrow, is an
experiment sponsored by the Office

No Wonder The Marines All Want To Guard The Coast

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Income Tax Increase From Four
To Six Per Cent Approved Today

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WASHINGTON, May 19.-(P)-An
increase in the normal income tax
rate for individuals from 4 per cent
to 6 per cent was approved by the
House Ways and Means Committee
today along with steeply-increased
surtaxes, the two designed to yield
$2,750,000,000 in new revenue.
Members said that the surtaxes had
been accepted pending last-minute
revisions but Chairman Doughton
(Dem.-N.C.) announced only that the
committee had voted on the normal
tax rate and had agreed on the goal.
It was reported that the lowest
surtax rate would be either 11 or 12
per cent on the first $2,000 of net in-
come, compared with the present six
per cent in the same bracket, with
the highest rate either 80 or 85 per
cent. The committee spent many
hours studying work sheets contain-
ing several sets of rates and estimat-
ed yields and probably will vote fin-
ally tomorrow.
Members also reported that they
probably would decide tomorrow on
Secretary Morgenthau's request for
discretionary authority to order up

to 10 per cent of a person's taxable
income withheld from each pay en-
velope as a credit against the regular
March 15 tax bill.
It appeared that the committee
was shying away from the Treasury
proposal that surtaxes in the low in-
come be arranged in $500 brackets.
Morgenthau had recommended that
those rates start at 12 per cent on
the first $500 of net income and go
to 15 per cent on the next $500. The
third and fourth $500 brackets would
be taxed at 18 and 20 per cent, re-
spectively.
The Committee's own experts, on
whom it relies heavily, suggested that
the 11 per cent rate be applied against
the first $2,000 of net income-the
same procedure- as at present but
with a higher rate.
The increase in the normal tax
rate was exactly what Committee
experts had recommended; the Treas-
ury had suggested retaining the four
per cent rate. The Treasury also had
asked for elimination of the earned
income credit in -computing normal
taxes but the Committee again sup-
ported its experts.

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WHAT MAKES WILD WAVES
WILD? --Three of Mama's darling
daughters get close-but not too
close-in the waters of Santa Mon-
ica, Calif., in this antidote for de-
pressing war news. Left to right
are Martha O'Driscoll, Susan Hay-
ward and Barbara Britton, all of
whom have something to do with
the movies. Suits look rather gay
this season, eh? Good luck on those
finals!
Pilots Trained,
For Defense
oaf Michigan

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LANSING, May 19. -(A')- More
than 2,160 Michigan pilots now are
trained and ready to participate in
defense of the state against aerial
attackr, land invasion, sabotage or
other emergencies, Sheldon B. Steers,
Michigan Wing Commander of the
Civil Air Patrol, announced today.
The pilot group, Steers said, is
augmented by a force of about 550
mechanics, radio operators, para-
chute riggers and other personnel.
Reports on adequacy of the Michi-
gan aerial staff for coastal patrol
duty will be made at the State Wing
Headquarters in Detroit tomorrow
night, Steers said, adding that the
reports probably would go far toward
determining who would be chosen to
constitute a squadron of 20 or 25
Michigan planes to join the coast
patrol.
Detroit members of the Civil Air
Patrol for 30 days made daily flights
patroling the 90-mile stretch of the
Detroit River from Lake Erie to Lake
Huron to prepare themselves for pos-
sible coastal patrol duty, Steers said.

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U.S. Needs: All Available
Architects

War and the attendant building
boom have created a demand for
architects that is four to five times
greater than the number of students
graduating from architecture schools
this year, according to Dean Wells I.
Bennett of the College of Architec-
ture and Design.
Although private construction has
been banned by the War Production
Board, the government's needs will
provide employment for every archi-
tect available. Architects are needed
to design new factories and homes
for war workers and to serve as
camofleurs and as draftsmen.
Demand for architects to design
industrial plants and "bomber cities"
is particularly heavy, with one De-
troit firm employing over 1,000 per-
sons in this work. The need for
draftsmen is so acute that some
firms are employing students who
have had training in decorative de-

sign, a field which ordinarily does
not produce qualified draftsmen. {
The war has opened up a com-
paratively new field for architects,
that of camouflaging vital industrial
areas against aerial attacks. This
phase of camouflage is equally as
vital as those of warships and mili-
tary installations. Architects, espe-t
cially those with some knowledge of
engineering, are best qualified for
this work. Although the program is
an essential one in the war effort,
it is being developed very slowly.
The Civil Service Commission re-
cently announced examinations for
architectural positions in all govern-
ment agencies that are connected
with building programs. According
to Dean Bennett, Washington has
made no suggestions for any changes
in the curriculum of the College of
Architecture and Design as a result
of the war.

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messages will not be delayed., Even though
your line may not be needed for war calls,
a "traffic jam" of calls might tie up a
central office, stopping emergency mes-
sages from getting through. And scarcity
of war material makes it impossible for
us to add to central office capacity as fully
as we should like to do.
Keeping telephone conversations short
will help. We suggest that you know
beforehand what you want to say; speak

and do not hold the line merely to talk
of trivial things.
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In so far as material shortages permit, we shall
continue to provide the best service possible, and
we look forward to the day when we can meet
all requests as in the past. But now, and for the
duration, war needs come first.
KEEP THESE POINTS IN MIND
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