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VOL. LMI No. 30 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, NOV. 7, 1942

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Allies

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Axis

Remnants

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Theta Delts
Win Campus
Scrap Drive
* United School Effort
Yields Over Hundred
Tons With Sorority,
Co-op and Dorm Aid
By JOHN ERLEWINE
"Most successful college scrap drive
in the country . .
That is how Manpower Corps head
Mary Borman depicted the Michigan
scrap and salvage drive as it soared
over the hundred ton mark with The-
ta Delta Chi pulling out in front to
win the hard fought contest.
Ransacking attics, cellars and used
car lots for kettles of every kind,
Theta Delta Chi fought off a deter-
mined effort by the Lambda Chis to
pile up a staggering 35,560 pounds of
scrap.
Lambda Chi's Second
A close second, the Lambda Chi's
were but a short way behind the lead-
ers with 30,410 pounds of scrap, keep-
ing the issue in doubt until the last
minute. Theta Xi ended the drive in
third place with 8 tons of metal to
their credit, First place award will
go to Theta Delta Chi and the two
runners-up will receive honorable
mention pennants for their good
work.
Failing to keep pace with hard
working Theta Delta Chi's and Lamb-
daChi's but leading the sorority com-
petition was the Alpha Phi house,
with 1,500 pounds of scrap, composed
largely of old 'bathtubs and a water
tank.
Congress Heads Co-ops
In the co-op league, Congress led
with a total of 1,000 pounds. Adelia
Cheever surpassed all other girls' dor-
ni tories with its massive one ton safe.
No awards will be given to any
girls' or men' rooming house, since
there was little competition in these
leagues.
The campus drive to date presents
an imposing picture with 48 tons of
metal and 52 tons of salvage, a total
of 100 tons. All campus organizations
will continue the drive aiming at the
400 ton mark for this campus.
Bown May Get
Government Job
Roosevelt Might
Make Him Justice
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6. - (P) -
Prentiss M. Brown is in line for a
federal appointment if he wants it.
Defeated for reelection last Tues-
day, the Michigan Senator has not
discussed his plans with associates
here but he is expected to talk with
President Roosevelt and other high
Administration officials between now
and the end of his term in January.
Friends in and out of the Senate
said they had reason to believe that
the President would be loath to see
the energetic Senator leave the serv-
ice of the government and go back
perhaps to his law practice. They
added that the matter already was
under consideration. -
The kind of federal assignment
that might go to Brown is uncertain,
although associates suggested that
the President would consider him fit-
ted for service with most any of the
war agencies. His recognized ability
as a lawyer makes him eligible also
for appointment to the Supreme
Court seat vacated by James Byrnes,
now Chief of Economic Stabilization.

Jap-Attacks in'
Solo nons Fail
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6.- (P)-
American forces, taking a heavy toll
of enemy troops, have repulsed sev-
eral strong Japanese counter-attacks
in the land battle for Guadalcanal
Island in the Solomons, the Navy an-

University War Policy
Defended by Ruthven
President Maintain Primary Task of Schools
Is to Develop Educated Citizens, Not 'Puppets'
By 'WILL S4P
Speaking publicly for the first time since his University of Michigan
war policies were assailed last month, President Alexander G. Ruthven
took his defense directly to Michigan editors last night when he reiterated
his stand that it was not the job of universities "to develop soldiers alone or
skilled puppets."
(Regents of the University created an unprecedented Regential War
Committee on Oct. 17 and tihis was followed by charges that the U. of M.
was failing to fit its policies into 'and
all-out war effort).
Addressing a University Press Club tahn H mts
banquet at the League, Dr. uthven
said: of ImmInent
"Unpleasant as may be the conse-
quences.. . educators should endea-
vor to take the long view. Counter
"Our colleges and universities seemC
to be in danger of losing sight of the
basic conceptions of democracy. Premier Tells People
"(They) ... are rapidly becoming,
to a great extent, aggregations of That Enemy Will Feel
technical schools. In' many areas, Soviet Army Blows
each generation of specialists pro-
duced is narrower than the one be- By HENRY C. CASSIDY
fore it. Associated Press Correspondent
"Our young people are taught to MOSCOW, Nov. 7. (Saturday)-
memorize and analyze facts but not Premier Stalin told his people today
to interpret and synthesize them to that the Soviet Army "has put out of
produce - social efficiency, ethical- action more than 8,000,000 enemy
power, and spiritual sensitivity. officers and men," and declared "the
"Bluntly expressed, education as. day is not far off when the enemy will
distinguished from technical train- feel the force of new blows of the Red
ing may have to be scrapped for the Army."
duration." This hint of an imminent Russian
This can be cheerfully endured, he counter-offensive against the Nazis
said, if _necessary. "Put even in the followed the Premier's statement yes-
face, of these possibilities or :because terday that the Allies would open "a
of them, educators have a clear second front" against Germany in
although difficult roadbefore .them. Europe "sooner or later."
They have no right to . .. pass their The suggested new war develop-
job on to others." . ments were made in an order of the
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President Says
48-Hour Week
Lowers Output
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6. - (W) --
Amid some discussion in Congress
over suspending or repealing the 40-
hour week laws, President Roosevelt
declared today that examples in Eng-
land and Germany proved that a
working week longer than 48 hours
was not conducive to greater produc-
tion.
The President's press conference
discussion, in which he complained
that the fatigue factor was gendrally
not recognized, was seen as a reply to
the move of Senator O'Daniel (Dem.-
Tex.) to suspend the wage-hour law
for the duration and similar senti-
ment voiced in the House.
Mr. Roosevelt said that the work-
ing week in the production of most
important war goods is 48 hours,
overtime being paid for work beyond
40 hours, and that the average work-
ing week in all war production is be-
tween 46 and 47 hours.
Beyond that point, he said, produc-
tion is not increased by a longer
working week except in the first few.
weeks or months after it is installed.
He reported. that Germany last
spring increased the work week to
70 and 80 hours with the result that
production spurted for two months
and then declined until it was not as
great as that of a 48-hour week.
These reports, he said, came from in-
'telligence services.

versary of Soviet Revolution, and he
told the Russians that the fighting on
the Russian front "is becoming more
and more tense."
However, he said the Germans were
"considerably weaker" than last year,
and their forces "have been blunted
and stretched to the limit."
"The Red Army," he declared in
the order of the day, "is carrying the
full weight" of the war against the
Axis, "and by its self-sacrificing
struggle it has won the love and re-
spect of all freedom-loving peoples
of the world,"
Enlisted Reserve
Quotas Raised
Juniors, Seniors Get
Boost in Requirement
Army Enlisted Reserve Corps en-
listment quotas to be filled by Dec. 31
have been rescaled to allow greater
enlistments from junior and senior
classes.
Total enlistments to date are 547
of a 2,530 man quota. The new senior
quota has been up-graded by the Warj
Department from 250 to 650 while
the junior quota was raised from 450
to 640..
Freshman quotas were dropped
from 960 to 620 and sophomore quo-
tas from 740 to 620. The new quotas
open the way for many new enlist-
ments by upperclassmen while many
opening still exist in lower classes.
Information about enlistments may
be obtained from the War Informa-
tion Center at 1009 Angell Hall.

Sugar Beet
Pickers to
GoMonday
Manpower Corps
Sponsors Greatest
Campus Project
To Help Farmers
By Bob Mantho andBob Preiskel
Manpower Corps yesterday cleared
the way for the biggest project ever
attempted by students at the Uni-
versity of Michigan-the transporta-
tion of more than 200 works to San-
dusky to fill a critical need for beet
workers.
In an unprecedented move, Man-
power boss Mary Borman spent all
day yesterday afternoon obtaining
official permission from three deans
for students to take a full three-day
"leave of absence" beginning Mon-
day.
They will leave Ann Arbor early
Monday morning to work in the San-
dusky fields and will get room and
board with regular beet workers for
the three days they are on the job.
Will Be Paid
All volunteers will be paid govern-
ment-set wages. Transportation up
and back will be made in busses pro-
vided by the Manpower Corps.
Manpower executive members an-
nounced last night that their Angell
Hall office will be open until noon
today and all day tomorrow for the
registration of volunteers.
According to Mary Borman, "stu-
dents are being sent ddt to Sandusky
in response to an urgent request by
beet growers of that region. The beets
must be harvested before they freeze.
The government needs them."
"In taking the action, the Eecu-
tive Committee of the literary col-
lege emphasized the point that stu-
dents who contribute their labor to
the war effort should feel that, even
though they have made such a con-
tribution, they should complete their
course assignments as expeditiously
as possible upon their return to .clas-
ses," Dean Erich A. Walter of the
literary college said yesterday.
Names To Be Published
"The names of those students who
sign for the job will appear in The
Daily Official Bulletin Tuesday, Nov.
10. Publication of their names will be
constructive notice to members of the
faculty that the students are being
allowed the make-up privilege."
Upon hearing of the proposed Man-
power Corps project the deans of the
literary, engineering and forestry
schools commented as follows:
Dean Erich A. Walter, Lit.
School:
"The Executive Committee of the
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts gave its wholehearted ap-
proval to the request of the Studentt
Manpower Board ... Students who
will do this work will be allowed
makeup privileges ..."
Dean Ivan C. Crawford, Engine
School:
"Engineering students are on an
accelerated war program which re-
quires from each one daily prepa-
ration for mathematical classes and
laboratory periods. But realizing
the need for farm help, the Dean's,
Office will excuse Engineering stu-
dents above the freshman year who
feel they can spare the time to aid
in the sugar beet harvesting . .."
Dean Samuel Dana, Forestry
School:
"I am entirely in favor of this
move by the Canpower Corps. All
students in the School of Forestry
and Conservation who volunteer to

work at Sandusky will be granted
excuses from class for the three-
day period between Monday and
Wednesday."
Russians Firm
in All1 Sectors
MOSCOW, N*Tov. 7. (Saturday)-
(JP)- The Russians announced today'

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Crisler's Squad. Ready
To, Trounce Harvard

Ceithaml May Finally Get Rest Today

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By MIKE DANNv
Assistant Sports Editor
In a battle to determine practically
nothing, except perhaps the main-
tenance of self-respect, Michigan and
Harvard will get together in the Wol-
verine stadium at 3 p. m. this after-
noon before 25,000 fans.
Before leaving for the rural retreat
at Barton Hills, Coach Fritz Crisler
counted four Michigan players that
may not participate in today's contest.
Most seriously incapacitated is Don
Boor, who twisted his ankle in the
Illinois game last Saturday. Tom
Kuzma and Don Robinson, speedy
Wolverine- halfbacks, are limping
around. However, both are ready for
action if Crisler should decide that he
needs them to gain a Michigan vic-
tory. Bob Chappuis is expected to
start in place of this fleet-footed pair.
Right End Elmer Madar spent the
last night in the Health Service with
a cold but will probably be in uniform.
The Wolverine confidence has just
cause, for Harvard has been mal-
treated by every opponent but one
this season, and does not figure to be
very tough for the progressive Michi-
gan eleven.
Harvard is especially weak for to-
day's contest because Cleo O'Donnell,
star halfback, and Lloyd Anderson,
starting quarterback, are out 'of action
because of injuries. Anderson didn't
6 Detroit Plants
Go on Strike
7,000 Workers Leave
War Production Jobs
DETROIT, Nov. 6.- (A)- An esti-
mated 7,000 workers left their jobs
in a half-dozen Detroit war plants
tonight, suspending operations in the
production of vitally needed weapons.
The shutdown was the most dam-
aging in Detroit since Pearl Harbor.
The workers involved, members of
the Mechanics Educational Society of
America, declared the labor "holiday"
because of alleged interference with
their organizational activities by
members of the United Automobile
Workers-CIO.
Oscar L. Bard, president of the
Michigan Tool Company, whose three
plants were shut down, said that
items manufactured in the cone-

-Associated Press Photo
Michigan's iron man of the gridiron, Captain George Ceithaml,
shown above getting a rub-down from Trainer Ray Roberts, may finally
get a well-earned rest in today's battle with Harvard. Ceithaml has
played in all but 91 seconds of the Wolverines' six games to date. He was
relieved only in the Northwestern and Michigan State contests. If the
Varsity rolls up the score it is expected to, Bob Vernier will probably
come in to take over the quarterbacking.

even make the trip while O'Donnell
seemed to have a lot of trouble work-
ing out in yesterday's practice.
O'Donnell was a triple threat back
despite his 155 pounds and was con-
sidered the number one man in the
Crimson backfield's offensive play.
On the other hand, Anderson was
touted by eastern sports writers as1
the best defensive back the Ivy'
League has seen this year.
Turn to Page 3, Col. 4
Kuz ma's Jersey
Nets $375 in
Bonds, Stamps
High School Students
Auction Off Shirt
Completing the auction with the
sale of Tom Kuzma's jersey, worn in
the Illinois game, for $375 in defense
bonds, the University High School
students culminated a week's defense
bond and stamp drive yesterday.
Under the organization of the 10th
grade girls' homeroom, this auction
was held as an assembly program. For
a week, posters have lined the halls
advertising the stunt. A regular com-
mittee of girls organized the affair
which included Pat Potter, publicity;
Beverly Granger, decorations; Nancy
Perry, stunts, and Sarah Riggs, music.
Margaret Paton acted as mistress of
ceremonies for the half hour pro-
gram. Some of the other articles sold
were an autographed picture of Pres.
Ruthven for $50; a letter from Mrs.
Roosevelt, written especially for the
program, which went for $55 and
Dobson Burton's bathing suit for $30.
Other bond attracting articles were:
2 pounds of sugar for $55, 1/2 lb. of
sugar for $37.50 and a freshman pot
for $91. A collection of autographed
pictures of the football team was sold
for $90, and the Kuzma jersey, the
greatest attraction of the raffle, was
sold to George Kennard, who saved
$400 this summer by working at the
bomber plant.
War Labor Board
Discloses Salary Policy
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6.-(AP)-The

Thousands
Are Taken
By British
New Zealanders
Join Allied Forces,
Trapping Enemy
Against Seacoast
By PAUL KERN LEE
Associated Press Correspondent
CAIRO, Nov. 6.- Three swift
British tank divisions racing into
western Egypt ignored thousands of
surrendering Axis prisoners today in
their relentless and annihilating pur-
suit of the remnants of Marshal Rom-
mel's armored forces now fleeing be-
yond Matruh, 104 miles west of the
broken Alamein line.
Fast motorized British infantry
took charge of these German and
Italian foot soldiers whose upraised
hands and stunned expressions told
their own story of the victorious Brit-
ish advance.
By now the prisoner count had ex-
ceeded 13,000, "a conservative esti-
mate," in the words of authoritative
sources. Incomplete figures also
showed that the Eighth Army had
captured or wrecked a minimum of
339 enemy tanks. In the latest bag of
79 enemy tanks, 20 were German and
59 Italian.
Three Divisions Trapped
Three entire Italian divisions, the
Trente, Bresoia, and Felgare, have
been trapped by the British far south
of the Mediterranean coastal road at
the Axis anchor positions near the
Qattara Depression.
These troops were abandoned as
the German African corps scurried
westward. But another reason for
their encirclement was effective Al-
lied aerial blows that wrecked most
of the fascist transport.
One dispatch late tonight said that
a large New Zealand detachment had
passed between these Italian divisions
and the Qattara Depression in a race
toward the Egyptian frontier as part
of the effort to pin Rommel's troops
against the sea before they can reach
Libya.
Constant Hacking
U.S., British and South African
airmen still were hacking constantly
at the fleeing Axis columns packed
tight in four lanes west and south of
Matruh. The entire Mediterranean
coastal road by which Rommel's
troops hope to escape into Libya has
become "a ribbon of fire and death,"
AP correspondent Frank L. Martin,
said in a dispatch from the front in
the western desert.
For miles this road is littered with
the wreckage of Axis equipment-and
hopes. Sometimes this debris extends
for hundreds of yards on either side
of the road as evidence of telling aer-
ial blasts.
Political Truce
Seems Evident
Republican Leaders
Concentrate on War
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6. - () -
Prospects of a political truce seemed
to increase today as President Roose-
velt and leaders in the greatly
strengthened Republican Party em-
phasized anew that winning the war
was the paramount task before the
country.
At a press conference, a reporter
asked Mr. Roosevelt whether the re-

sults of Tuesday's elections would
make any difference in his attitude
toward Congress.
Why should it? Mr. Roosevelt
asked.
He went on to say that he assumed
Congress also wanted to win the war.
Persisting, the reporter said that
whathe wanted to know was whether
the President would confer now with
both Republican and Democratic
leaders about legislative procedure.
Mr. Roosevelt replied that he had

TEN-MILE HIKE A DAY:
Col. Ganoe Proposes Strenuous*
Exercise for Children over 12

A ten-mile hike or its equivalent
daily for every school child over 12
years old was urged here yesterday
by Col. William A. Ganoe of the mili-
tary science department as a means
"to make our children better than our
enemies from a victory standpoint."
He coupled his proposal, in an ad-
dress to the University Press Club,
with a warning that "this war has all

up to a hike of 10 miles a day or the
equivalent. Arms and legs should be
developed to a maximum, as should
posture and chest."
Col. Gange assailed parents Who
object to such programs on the
grounds they usurp individual rights,
adding "there will be no individual
rights if we don't get individual train-
ing, discipline and hardihood long be-

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