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Scattered Showers



Three Jap

Attacks Repulsed In Solomons


Future Draftees To Have
Leaves Shortened, Says
War Secretary Stimson
President Delays
Manpower Action
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29.-()-The
War Department today ordered a
speed-up in its system of putting
draftees into service, in order to make
up for the men lost to the Army by
deferments of agricultural workers.
Secretary of War Stimson disclosed
that beginning Nov. 1 the customary
two week furlough granted new in-
ductees, so that they may wind up
their affairs before actually joining
the colors, will be cut to one week.
"This step," Stimson said, "is a
logical consequence of the recent de-
ferment of agricultural workers, re-
quested as a matter of national neces-
DETROIT, Oct. 29.-(P)-David
H. Crowley, member of a commit-
tee designated by the University of
Michigan Board of Regents to
counsel President Alexander G.
Ruthven on war-time policy, said
tonight that Dr. Ruthven's prelim-
inary_ report was evidence of
"splendid cooperation" with gov-
ernment agencies.
The report shows splendid co-
operation between the president
and other university officials with
governmental agencies," Crowley
. "I do not feel that we as a com-
mittee have the right to make pub-
lic -the report until the matter has
been submitted to the full Bard of
Regents at its next meeting," he
Regent John D. Lynch, another
member of the three-man war pol-
lcy committee, -said he had read
most of the report but declined com-
ment. The third member is Regent
Alfred Connable of Ann Arbor.
sity, by the War Manpower Commis-
sin." n
Unless the other men were put into
service more speedily, he said, the
Army would face "serious shortages"
of men next month.
Meantime, Selective Service offi-
cials predicted that in time the over-
all draft quotas of some sections of
the country might be reduced as a
result of the orders deferring neces-
sary men on essential dairy, livestock
and poultry farms.
In general quotas are based on the
number of 1-A men available in each
state and local board area. The agri-
cultural deferment policy would nat-
urally reduce the number of 1-A men
in certain areas.
In another development bearing on
the armed services, Secretary Stim-
son announced that virtually all Army
personnel and men in process of in-
duction would get a chance to vote
next Tuesday. Commanding generals
have been directed to make arrange-
ments permitting men to cast ballots
wherever possible.
President Delays
Manpower Action
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29.- ()-
Labor leaders opposed to compulsory
mobilization of manpower said after a
White House conference today that
President Roosevelt had agreed to
delay a decision pending further

this indicated that legislation on
the hot issue would be sidetracked for
the time being. There have been vari-
ousndemands for compulsory assign-
Ment of workers to vital war jobs,
freezing of war workers in present
Jobs, and other measures, but legis-
lators have indicated no action was
likely until after the White House
makes its recommendations.
Visit White House
William Green, AFL president, and
Philip Murray, CIO president, visited
the White House, and said it was
agreed that they should make a thor-
ough study to determine how many
idle men and women could become
war workers

Gargoyle Sale
Opens Today
On Campus
Football, University War
Activities Highlighted
In First Number
Highlighting football and turning
its camera eye on University life in
its first war autumn, the Gargoyle
will be on sale at campus magazine
stands today.
Miss Olga Gruzhit, '43, first woman
editor of the only all-campus maga-
zine, announces the October issue as
a combination of. the new and the
old. For the first time Garg presents
a 44-page magazine with the theme
of football and the war sparring for
first place. Articles by Colonel Ganoe,
adjutant to General MacArthur for
three years, and by Captain George
Ceithaml, who sees football from be-
hind the scenes, are among the inno-
vations of this issue.
Traditions Continue
Old traditions continue with cam-
pus talk, a column by Wormsey
Verse Than Ever, and book, music,
drama and radio reviews. The Cam-
pus Calendar will be continued this
year, and two short stories by student
writers will again be 'published.
The old mingles with the new in
Garg's traditional photo feature,
"New Faces of 1946," presenting some
of the attractive freshmen and trans-
fer women, and in the familiar "Out-
standing Person of the Month," which
will -feature Mary Borman, '43, re-
cently chosen head of the University
Manpower Commission.,
More Photographs
Garg's largest issue contains more
pictographs than ever before, topped
by Miss Nancy Hays "Photo of The
Month," a campus scene. Miss Hays,
'45, submitted the best picture in the
monthly contest. The cover photo is
of Captain Ceithaml.
The new October Gargoyle may be
purchased, for 20 cents at selling posts
in front of the Union, at the center of
the diagonal, at the engineering arch,
the romance language building and
University Hall. Yearly subscriptions
are available at the Garg office, Stu-
dent Publications Building.
Alaskan Road
ReadyFor Use
Highway Finished Months
Ahead Of Schedule
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29.- ()-
Sped to completion months ahead of
schedule to meet demands of the war
in the North Pacific, the new Alcan
Highway linking the continental
United States with Alaska already is
in actual use.
Secretary Stimson announced today
that motor trucks started this week
carrying munitions to military forces
in Alaska, operating over the entire
1,671-mile military road.
Thousands of trucks are scheduled
to run all winter, carrying troops and
supplies to the main North Pacific
base of operations. On return trips
they will transport raw materials.
The actual opening was advanced
from December 1, the date set earlier
this fall, when it was determined that
the pioneer road, officially termed
"an important military supply route,"
could be used several months earlier
than originally anticipated. Under re-
vised plans, the ceremonial opening
probably will dke place November 15

at the Alaskan-Canadian border.
Although originally contemplated
as a rough pioneer road to be finished
within a year, the highway as put to
use was described by the war depart-
ment as a "well graded, well drained
truck road for practically its entire
length and will afford two-way traf-;
fic over many long stretches."

Action Pictures Of Allied Offensive In Egyptian Theatre

Heavy German 88-millimeter guns, shown tempted Nazi counter-attack, in which hard Above the sea, United Nations air forces have
here jeopardizing a British army truck carrying blows by the 88-millimeter guns figured im- hit at Axis sea supply lines. Their score for five
troops through German minefields, have suc- portantly, the Eighth Allied Army is patching days' work: two merchant ships and three
ceeded in some cases in slowing the six-day up, gaining reinforcements and slowly moving tankers destroyed. Reliable informants said
Allied advance against Rommel's forces in the into position for a blow at the enemy main Rommel was obviously in sore need of fuel and.
Egyptian desert. force. It may be a week before a full test of supplies to risk bringing such ships directly into
In the lull in operations following an at- armor develops. Tobruk within easy reach of Allied bombers.,

NA tion's White
Collar Workers
Can Get Raises
Internal Revenue Bureau
Can Increase Salaries
In Individual Instances
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29.- (P)-
Despite the strict terms of the salary
stabilization program, plenty of raises
are still possible for the nation's
white collar workers, treasury offi-
cials indicated today.
However, getting the raises ap-
proved by the Bureau of Internal
Revenue may call for extra effort by
their employers. Assistant Treasury
Secretary John L. Sullivan said today
that many of the salary increases will
be subject to individual decision of
the Internal Revenue Bureau, and not
covered by even the detailed regula-
tions which he said would be issued
in about two weeks.
Offices Established
However, to meet the needs'
throughout the country, the bureau
will set up regional stabilization offi-
ces, the first seven to go into opera-
tion in the next ten days and addi-
tional ones to be established later
where needed.
The forthcoming Treasury regula-
tions will cover as many phases as
possible of the stabilization program
for salaries over $5,000 annually as
well as those under that figure which
are drawn by bona fide unorganized
executive, administrative or profes-
sional persons, Sullivan said.
Board Takes Over
The task of controlling other sal-
aries and wages has been given to the
War Labor Board. The board has
been following a policy that wage in-
creases of 15 per cent above the levels
of Jan. 1, 1941 are permissible to
make up for increased costs of living.
In general, officials have indicated
that most wages have already risen
by at least 15 per cent since Jan. 1,
1941, although some have not.
Pointing to the regulations recently
outlined by economic director James
F. Byrnes, Sullivan said they con-
tained several ways by which raises
could be given without even consult-
ing the commissioner of internal rev-
He said the wisest plan for an em-
ployer who had maintained an "un-
written" raise policy on a merit or
some other basis would be to put that
policy in writing.

Coeds Turn On Heat
In All-Out Scra-p Drive

The Manpower scrap - o - meter,
barely warmed in the first three days
of the all-out campus drive, yesterday
was set to inch up toward Hitler's
britches as coeds turned on the heat.
The girls from Betsy Barbour
made a door-to-door canvass of
that dormitory and almost every
girl opened her door to donate com-
pacts, lipstick containers and even
the tops from cold-cream jars.
The girls from behind the rambling
iron fence on Tappan St.-Alpha Xi
Delta sorority-made plans to scrap
the big iron gate but refused to give
up the ancient fence "for historical
An old safe that had been inviting
burglars at Alpha Phi sorority has
been frowned upon by the sisters and
will go for scrap.
But Theta Delta Chi fraternity, out
to keep its promise to turn in more
scrap than the women, came up with
an ace in the hole to make their scrap
pile grow.
The brothers passed around the
hat and picked up enough "scrap
money" to buy an old car. This item
will be added to a fast-growing pile
in the front yard.
Dick "Double Dick" Dick, the Man-
power scrap and salvage man re-
ported last night that a lot of houses
on campus are "hoarding" their scrap
inside. That's not the place for it-
bring it outside where you can pile it
higher, he advises.
Manpower scrap surveyors reported
yesterday that there were a lot of
iron fences shutting off old, unoccu-
pied houses on Hill St., leading Man-
power head man to say: "Go and get
Meanwhile, the salvage project
went not so good. The trouble-
crossed signals.
The ROTC sent out 100 men who
were supposed to report at the Uni-
versity storeroom for assignments.
But 99 of the khaki troopers ended
up wandering around campus look-
ing for scrap.
The same thing happened with the
30 boys from the men's dorms. 27 of
them conducted personal scrap cam-
paigns around campus instead of re-
porting for orders at the storeroom.
The Union outdid itself. 25 men
were signed up for salvage duty and

30 turned up to greet Mr. Pardon at
the storeroom. They spent the whole
afternoon tearing copper from wood-
work and ripping apart big, soft
The under part of big, soft cushions
can be used for rags and the springs
are used for scrap. What's more, the
cotton-like: stuffing makes good life
preservers for the U.S. Navy.
* *
This Will Help
Whin The War
In response to a call by CDVO for
volunteers to help out in fuel regis-
tration, 73 men already have signed
up, Manpower Head Mary Borman
said last night.
"If the Manpower Corps asks for
additional assistance," he said,
"please demonstrate your willing-
ness to work."
A second meeting to instruct vol-
unteers for fuel registration will be
held at 7:30 p. m. Sunday in Room
319 of the Union.
Headlines in metropolitan news-
papers yesterday afternoon told of
workers from Kentucky being
transported to Lansing for much-
needed work on sugar beet crops.
On Sunday, the Manpower Corps
will send a truckful of volunteers
out to Lansing to help out the
farmers. All male students who can
take the time off are urged to con-
tact Mary Borman, University ex-
tension 21-96.
Allen Cancels-
'U' Appearance
Fodor To Appear Instead;
Lecture Is Thursday
Jay Allen, who was originally
scheduled to appear with Louis Fisch-
er in the second presentation of the
1942-43 Oratorical Association series,
has been sent to England and will be
replaced by M. W. Fodor in the joint
lecture at 8:15 p. m. Thursday in Hill
The two veteran newspaper corre-
spondents, both widely known
throughout the world, will lecture on
the subject, "The Shape of the Peace
to Come."
Fodor is the author of "The World
Revolution" and "South of Hitler"
and is at present roving European
correspondent for the Chicago Daily
News Syndicate and contributor to

Germans Hurl
Divisiorr, Tanks
Attack In Stalingrad Gainst
50 Yards At Nazi.Cost
Of 1500 Men, 11 Tanksr
Associated Press Correspondent
MOSCOW, Oct. 30. (Friday)-(A?)-
The Germans hurled an entire infan-
try division and dozens of tanks4
against Russian lines in a factoryt
district of northern Stalingrad yes-
terday to gain another 50 to 100
yards at a cost of 1,500 dead and 11
tanks and 23 planes destroyed.
The midnight Soviet communique
indicated most of the Red Army posi-1
tions held fast despite attacks from
several directions.
Planes Downed'
"Only in one sector at the expense
of very heavy casualties the enemy
succeeded in advancing 50 to 100
yards and penetrated to the edge of
one factory's grounds," it said. "About
1,500 were wiped out. Eleven tanks
including threeiheavy ones were
burned out. Soviet gunners, guards
and mortar batteries accounted for
about a regiment of enemy infantry,
and 23 planes were shot down."
Far to the south of the besieged
Volga River city, on the high Nalchik
plain under the blizzard-swept Cau-
casus Mountains, the Russians re-
ported continued heavy fighting in
which "our units stubbornly resisted
the enemy and inflicted heavy los-
Destroy Tanks
Soviet gunners were reported to
have destroyed 15 Nazi tanks in this
new theatre where the Germans ap-
parently were aiming to outflank the
Mozdok sector and strike at Ordzhon-
ikidze, terminus of the superb Geor-
gian military highway which winds
through the 18,000 - ft. mountain
range. Snow already is piled high in
the passes, dispatches said.
Along the Black Sea coast north-
east of Tuapse the communique said
one Russian unit dislodged the Ger-
mans from a fortified point, wiping
out three Nazi infantry companies
there, and destroying two other com-
panies in the same general area.
Willkie Still
Wants Action
NEW YORK, Oct. 29.- (R)- Wen-
dell Willkie renewed his plea for in-
creased aid to our fighting allies to-
night in his second radio address
since returning from his world tour.
Speaking on the "March of Time"
program over the NBC coast-to-coast
network, the 1940 Republican Presi-

Beat Back
Vital Guadalcanal Airfield
Held By Army, Marines
As Sea Lanes Are Quiet
American Planes
Hit Telling Blows
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29.- (P)-
Grimly battling to hold the airfield on
Guadalcanal Island, American Ma-
rines and Army men have thrown
back three more Japanese onslaughts,
the Navy reported today.
One of the attacks pierced the
American lines, but counter-attacks
recaptured the momentarily lost posi-
tions. The two other assaults were
repulsed, however, without denting
the defending lines.
This action occurred onhOct. 27
(Solomon Islands time), the Navy
communique said. The announcement
added-that the Navy department here
had received "no report of any recent
action at sea or landing of enemy re-
U.S. Planes Hit Japs
The communique additionally
stressedlthe importance of the airfield
as. A.he. objective .of the Slomons
fighting,"withannouncements that
American planes there had been hit-
ting the enemy some apparently tell-
ing blows.
On the morning of the 27th, the
communique said, these planes at-
tacked "enemy shore installations and
aircraft moored inRekata Bay."They
succeeded in starting fires and de-
stroying four enemy seaplanes where
they.:rested on the water.
yAlso on the 27th, planes from the
Guadalcanal field "bombed enemy
gun positions to the westward" of
the airfield. They destroyed an anti-
aircraft battery and an ammunition
This was the Navy's first mention
of Japanese anti-aircraft guns on
Fake Flag Of Truce
Earlier in the day, the Navy made
public a dispatch written by Sergt.
Richard T. Wright, Marine Corps
combat correspondent on Guadal-
canal, which told the treacherous
misuse of a flag-of-truce through
which the Japanese massacred 28 of
a detail of 30 American Marines.
A Japanese officer bearing a flag
of truce came into a Marine camp
and reported that "a bunch of Japs"
on a nearby island were isolated and
wanted to surrender. The 30 Marines
were sent for them.
"Withoutiwarning they were met
by a terrific burst from several ma-
chine guns hidden in the under-
brush," the dispatch continued.
"They were mowed down like so
many stalks of corn, except for the
two who escaped and swam to safe-
'Booby Traps' Fixed
Sergt. Wright also described other
treacherous Japanese strategems.
They including fixing "booby traps,"
to their dead so that when the bodies
were removed bombs would explode.
He also told of a Japanese strate-
gem which backfired. "Ten Japs
Qomehow had stolen one of our land-
ing boats and a couple of our Navy
uniforms," the dispatch said.
"They approached a Marine out-
post on the beach, under cover of
darkness. The sentry saw two figures
coming toward him and although he
could not see them clearly, he recog-
nized the Naval uniforms. He asked
them to give the password, and of

course they didn't know it.
Eisenhower Called
Home T o Consult
With Capital Heads
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29.- (M)-
Lieut. General Dwight D. Eisenhower,
commander of the United States
Army forces in the European war
theatre, was reported tonight to have
been called home for "important con-
sultations" with the high command.
Reliable informants, who asked
that they not be identified in any
way. said that Eisenhower would be


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