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SUNDAY, OCT. 18, 1942

I MiCHIGAN DAILY

PAGE THREE

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Romulo, Survivor Of Bataan,
To Talk On Philippine Struggle

By MARION FORD
Describing that heroic struggle with
an accuracy possible only to a mem-
ber of General MacArthur's staff and
a vividness possible only =to a trained
journalist, Lieut.-Col. Carlos P. Ro-
mulo will discuss "The Battle of Ba-
taan" in the opening Oratorical As-
sociation lecture at 8:15 p.m. Thurs-
day in Hill Auditorium.
As an officer in the Filipino army,
and aide-de-camp to MacArthur, Ro-
mulo is well prepared to tell of the
heroism of the last days before the
American surrender. In a battered
old plane fished from the bay he
made his dramatic fight to. Min-
danao, from there to Australia to
join MacArthur, and his experiences
are some of the most exciting to come
out of the War in the Pacific.
It is not his own experiences,.how-
ever, but those of the men who fought
and died in that tragic and glorious
battle that Romulo wishes to relate.
He will describe their courage and
heroism against insuperable odds-
the pitiful starvation rations of a
handful of rice a day, the complete
absence of. all modern medical sup-
plies, the ragged clothing and impure
water and the constant scanning of
the skies for the American planes
that never came.
He will tell how the courageousz
leader of the Filipino people, Presi-
dent° Manuel L. Quezon, lived in a
tunnel in Corregidor, and then when
weakened and ill, left forone of the
unoccupied provinces inthe Visayas,
and later for Australia and America.
Romulo, winner of the Pulitzer
Prize for the best foreign correspon-
dence of 1941, before the war was
owner of four newspapers and two
radio stations. His prize winning se-
ries of articles reporting his observa-
tions on a tour through China, Bur-
ma, Thailand, French Indo-China,
British Malaya and the Dutch East
Indies :on the eve of Pearl Harbor
were published in his own papers
and in 122 leading American news-
papers.
He is an effective:speaker not only
because of his mastery of English and
a personal magnetism which is in-
Student Zionist Society
To Hold Picnic Tonight
Avukah, student. Zionistzorganiza-
tion, will hold apicnic °and wiener
roast on the island tonight.
The group will leave from in front'
of the Rackham Building promptly
at 5 p. m. Suppers will be provided at
cost and cooked over an open fire. In
case of rain, supper will be served at
7 p. n. at the Hillel Foundation in-
stead.
Reservations ipay still be made by
calling,, the.Foundation, .3779.

LT.-COL. ROMULO'
stantly communicated to his audi-:
ence but also because he has some-
thing to say. He loves our flag as
much as we do and is working day
and night to see it lifted in victory
once more over the Philippines.
Foreign Students
To Give Reports
In Panel Tonight
Representatives of the University's
foreign students who attended the
International Student Assembly in
Washington last month will present
a panel discussion of the Assembly at
8 p.m. today at the International
Center.
The speakers will be Ofelia Men-
doza, Honduras; Rafaelita Hilario,
Philippine Commonwealth; Robert
Sethian, Syria; and Paul Lim-Yuen,
China and Canada.
Attended by thirty University of
Michigan students, the Assembly was
organized by the International Stu-
dent Service and was sponsored and
financed by the United Nations. Its
purpose was to bring together several
hundred foreign students for a con-
ference on the objectives of the free
peoples in the war. Among the. dis-
tinguished speakers" were President
and Mrs. FranklinD. Roosevelt.
Tonight's speakers are all promi-
nent students, Mrs. Mendoza has
served as inspector of schools in the
Ministry of Education in Honduras,
Miss Hilario was dean of the College
of Liberal Arts in San Pablo; Mr.
Sethian was on the faculty of the
American University of Beirut, and
Mr. Lim-Yuen last year won an in-
tercollegiate oratorical contest.

Allied Conroy
Escapes Subs
To M ake-Port
A BRITISH PORT, Sunday, Oct.{
18.-- (A)- A large convoy has ar-
rived safely from the United States
after eluding a German submarine
pack in a four-day hide-and-seek
chase.
The Air Ministry news, service said
escort work of United States Navy
planes, the British Navy, and the RAF
coastal command were so effective
that the pursuing U-boats were un-
able to close in for torpedo attacks.
Flying Fortresses, Catalinas, Lib-
erators and Hudsons which now are
playing an important part in Atlantic
convoy operations provided effective
air cover for the recently arrived pro-
cession of ships.
The day after U-boats sighted the
convoy Catalina flying boats operat-
ing from Iceland flew out ,over the
ships but the submarines withheld
their torpedoes.
The following day, when the convoy
was approaching its most dangerous
waters, coastal command Fortresses,
Liberators and Hudsons joined the
American planes.
Air reconnaissance showed that the
U-boat pack had grown. "
At dawn American Catalinas bomb-
ed two U-boats which tried to attack,
sending the submersibles into a crash
dive before they could let go with tor-
pedoes. Oil spread over the surface
after one of these attacks, indicating
a direct hit.
Early that afternoon a Liberator
spotted two more submarines which
tried to come up for a periscope look-
see at the convoy. They went back
beneath the surface as the planes ap-
proached.
Less than an hour later the same
Liberator bombed another submarine
and machine - gunned its conning
tower as it submerged in haste. A
few miles away a Hudson bombed still
another enemy craft and bubbles, oil
and wreckage_ came to the surface.
A Fortress got into the scrap, at-
tacked a submarine and sent another
into a crash dive. In the evening two
American Catalinas each attacked a
U-boat.

Midwest Gas Rationing
Needed To Save Rubber
CHICAGO, Oct. 17.-- (A)- William
M. Jeffers, national rubber conserva-
tion director, said today that gaso-
line rationing in the midwest was
"rough justice" but added that it was
the way to conserve rubber and that
rubber conservation was necessary.
"To win the war, we'll have to be
tough on certain people," he said in a
press conference, "but we'll try to
make the rationing program as effec-
tive as possible without disturbing
civilian life any more than is neces-
sary."

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British Down Three Nazi
Planes In Weekend Raids
LONDON, Oct. 17.-(AP)-Two Nazi
bombers and a Focke-Wulf 190 fight-
er plane were reported downed late
today as. the enemy pressed intensi-
fied week-end air attacks, particular-
ly along the English northeast and
south coasts.
Bombs which hit one southern
community destroyed a church and
warehouse and caused nine casualties.
An earlier attackon the northeast
coast also caused casualties and dam-
age.

Price To Give Carillon Recital
Featuring songs that have remain- Four groups of selections will be
ed popular throughout the years be- offered in this recital. Among these
cause they commemorate some spe- will be three Michigan songs, four
cial occasion, Prof. Percival Price will European revolutionary songs, and a
present his weekly Sunday program group of selections from the last war
at 7:15 today from Burton Tower. and the present war.
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