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VOL. LIH No. 31 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, NOV. 8, 1942

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Michigan Humbles Harvard, 35-7

This striking telephoto shot from the press box roof shows Paul
White, lower left, streaking off an 18-yard gain around his own left end
in the first quarter yesterday. White was brought down on Harvard's
14-yard -ine, but he bounded across the goal line two plays later for
Michigan's first tally in the Wolverines' 35-7 rout of the Crimson.

State Police
Will Escort
Volunteers
A motorcycled escort of state police
will speed more than 300 Manpower
volunteers outof Ann Arbor at 7 a.m.
tomorrow "to harvest sugar beets in
Sandusky and save the Thumb Dis-
trict of Michigan.'
That was the last word yesterday
from Manpower boss Mary Borman as
final plans for the unprecedented
three-day ''war holiday from classes"
were completed.
The volunteer workers - already
150-strong after the first morning of
registration-will be quartered in the
homes of sugar growers for the three-
All male volunteers can sign up
for the trip to Sandusky from 9
a. m. to 5 p. m. today in Room 1009
Angell Hall.
day period and will work eight hours
a day for room, board and govern-
ment-set wages.
Cadet Colonel Charles Thatcher
yesterday said the move to ship work-
ers to the hard-pressed Thumb Dis-
trict "met with the full approval of
the ROTC.
"Cadet students are urged to volun-
teer their services. They will be ex-
cused from all ROTC work for the
three days, including the parade on
Wednesday, and will also receive spe-
cial merits.",
The Manpower Corps will create
three central agencies in the area
around Sandusky with a direct line
to Ann Arbor headquarters. The long-
distance agencies will serve as clear-
ing-houses for "any misunderstand-
ing or unlooked-for emergency."
Manpower officers will be stationed
in Caro, Crosswell and Sebewaing.
These are the main Thumb District
cities to which workers will be sent.
Borman eihphasized that "these
workers aren't going to be spread out
all over the Thumb and then forgt-
ten."
"If one of them happens to get
sick or if any accident should occur,
a call to the nearest executive mem-
ber will bring immediate medical aid."
The plan works the other way too.
If any emergency should come up in
Turn to Page 2, Col. 3
British Elated
Over New Drive
LONDON, Nov. 8, Sunday.-(A')-
The United States landings on the
French North African coasts electri-
fied the city of London, which had
been filled with rumors that some-
thing "awfully big" was brewing for
this week-end.
' A military source hailed the Amer-
ican operation as "magnificent news."
Possibly the greatest invasion ar-
mada assembled in Europe since the
start of the war undertook the in-
vasion of French North Africa today
in the first largescale action in the
European theater in which the
United States has participated.

Yanks Launch Offensive on Atlantic,
Mediterranean Shores of Africa
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Nav. 7. - Powerful American Expeditionary'
Forces are landing on the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts of the
French colonies in Africa in the first big-scale offensive of the war under
the Star Spangled Banner.
An electrifying announcement of the action, obviously ained at
winning complete domination of the dark continent and reopening the
Mediterranean Sea for the United Nations in conjunction with the vic-
torious British drive westward from Egypt, was made in a simultaneous
announcement tonight by President Roosevelt and communique from the
War Department.
The White House statement said the purpose of the move was two-
fold: .
1. To forestall an Axis invasion there which "would constitute a
direct threat to America across the comparatively narrow sea from
western Africa."
2. To provide "an effective second front assistance to our heroic
allies in Russia."
Thus the Axis had an emphatic answer to its attempt to "fish for
information" by broadcasting accounts of heavy Allied troop convoys
escorted by warships mustering at' *
the Rock of Gibraltar in recent
days. n i
d The troops apparently were some .,..1 I
of those which have been concentra- "

Berhn tIanis
Front Opened
Nazis Don't Question
British IntentionS
NEW YORK, Nov. 7.- ()- The
Berlin Radio Network persistently
broadcast assertions today that a
great Allied armada with "second
front" intentions had set out osten-
tatiously from Gibraltar in plain
sight of many observers across the
bay in Spain and was now somewhere
in the Mediterranean. k
"There is 'no doubt in Berlin that
the British aim is to capture North
African ports in order to set up a
second front from there," said one
of these German broadcasts.
The Berlin reports were without
confirmation from any American or
British source, but independent dis-
p&tches from La Linea, Spain, where
there are many observers who never
have been interested in suppressing
Allied military secrets, said large
battleships and merchant fleet units
had sailed into the Mediteranean.
The Rome radio also broadcast,
with confirmation anywhere, that an-
other big convey "laden with troops
and ammunition has passed from the
Atlantic into the Mediterranean."
Red Army Holds

Rodzinski Will Conduct
Choral Concert Today
Dr. Artur Rodzinski will conduct
the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra
in the third Choral Union concert at
8:30 p. m. today in Hill Auditorium.
The program will consist of Beetho-
ven's Symphony No. 2 in D major,
"Spirituals" by the contemporary
American composer Morton Gould
and the Tchaikowsky Symphony No.6
in B minor, "Pathetique."
Rodzinski was called by Olin
Downes in The New York Times "one
of the most authoritative and gifted
leaders of his generation."

By MIKE'DANN
The noble sons of John Harvard
ventured forth from the cozy confines
of the Ivy League yesterday afternoon
to do battle with mighty Michigan
and by the time the game was half
over it appeared that the Crimson
crew should have stayed within their
cloistered walls in Cambridge.
For Michigan blasted into high gear
during the first minutes of play to
score four touchdowns and eventually
whip the underdog Harvard eleven by
the score of 35 to 7 before a crowd of
25,534 fans.
Ragged in spots but ever powerful
the Wolverines capitalized on their
potent ground game and diversified
passing attack to completely subdue
Harvard.
It was hardly a submissive mouse,
however, that suffered the crushing
defeat. Hopelessly and utterly mired
in de-emphasis Harvard fought a
valiant battle throughout. With the
Michigan second team playing most
of the last half Harvard refused to

DANCES DO THEIR BIT:
League Ballroom Profits To Go
to Bomber Scholarship Fund

give up, and more than held her own
against her fresher adversaries.
Coach Fritz Crisler poured forty-
four players into the massacre both
to give some of his newer players more
experience and to save the veterans
for the crucial Notre Dame game
coming up' this Saturday at South
Bend.
Speedy Paul White accounted for
two of the Wolverines' first half
touchdowjs while Elmer Madar and
the fast moving Tom Kuzma crossed
the Crimson goal line for the other
two. In the last period little Bob Sten-
berg climaxed the reserves' 63 yard
march with Michigan's final touch-
down of the game.
Turn to Page 6, Col. 4
Closed Meetings
Are Denounced
by%, Press Club'
Group Endorses Views
Set Forth by Ruthven
The University Press Club yesterday
denounced what it called "star-cham-
ber" meetings of governing boards of
public institutions and deplored by
resolution "any and all cases where
reportorial and, public access' is de-
nied.
The resolution, adopted at the
club's business meeting, asked for the
opening of such meetings "at which
action is being taken on official de-
liberations of such publicly supported
agencies and institutions . ..
The Board of Regents of the Uni-
versity and the State Board of Agri-
culture, governing body of Michigan
State College, both hold closed meet-
ings.
In another resolution 'the Press
Club endorsed the recently-criticized
"broad principles" of education as set
forth by President Alexander G.
Ruthven:
"The Press Club is happy that the
University has such leadership in

ted in the British Isles for some time,
itching for action as they went
through the final stages of their bat-
tle training, for they were comman-
ded by Lieutenant General Dwight D.
Eisenhower, commander-in-chief in
the European theatre whose head-
quarters had been in Britain.
Eisenhower broadcast a message to
the people of French North Africa on
behalf of the President assuring them
that "we come among you solely to
destroy your enemies and not to harm
you" and issued a proclamation in-
structing them how to cooperate.
Will Fly Tri-Color
To signify cooperation, the General
directed that they fly the French tri-
color and the American, one above
the other, or two tri-colors by day
and shine a searchlight vertically into
the sky by night. He also directed
French naval and aviation units to
remain idle.
Eisenhower's message indicated
'that the troops were pouring ashore
in Morocco, which has both Atlantic
and Mediterranean shores, and the
remainder of French North Africa
which comprises Algeria and Tunis
on the Mediterranean.
"Landings also presumably were be-
ing made in the French West African
colonies, including Senegal, whose
capital of Dakar lies only 1,870 miles
across the South Atlantic from the
bulge of Brazil.
Offensive Surpasses Solomons
The announcement gave no details
of the composition of the troops and
their equipment, for obvious military
reasons, but said that they were
equipped with "adequate weapons of
warfare" and that they would, "in the
immediate future, be reinforced by a
considerable number of divisions of
the British Army."
There was no doubt that the expe-
ditions were made in heavy force with
tanks, artillery and all theyaccountre-
ments of modern warfare for this new
and promising phase of the conflict.
The offensive far surpassed in weight
the American invasion of the Solomon
Islands in the South Pacific under-
taken just three months ago this day.
Turn to Page 8, Col. 4

LIEUT.-GEN.
DWIGHT "IKE" EISENHOWER
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7.-UP)-
Lieutenant General Dwight D. Eisen-
hower assured the French 'in North
Africa in a proclamation published by
the War Department tonight that the
Allies' "only objective is to defeat the
enemy and to free France."
"I need not tell you that we have
no designs either on North Africa or
on any part of the French Empire,"
the proclamation said. "We count on
your friendship and we ask your aid."'
President Disclose's
'Second Front' News
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7.- The text
of President Roosevelt's-tannounce-
ment on the opening of the African
front follows:
In order to forestall an invasion of
Africa by Germany and Italy, which
if successful, would constitute a direct
threat to America across the 'com-
paratively narrow sea from Western
Africa, a powerful American force
equipped with adequate weapons of
modern warfare and under Americana
command is today landing on the
Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of
the French colonies in Africa.
The landing of this American army
is being assisted by the British Navy
and air forces and it will, in the im-
mediate future, be reinforced by a
considerable number of divisions of
the British Army.
To Prevent Occupation
This combined Allied force, under
American command, in conjunction
with the British campaign in Egypt is
designed to prevent an occupation by
the Axis armies of any part of nor-
thern or western A(rica, and to deny
the aggressor nations a starting point
from which to launch an attack
againststhe Atlantic coast of the
Americas.
In addition, it provides an effective
second front assistance to our heroic
allies in Russia.
The French government and the
French people, have been informed of
the purpose of this expedition, and
have been assured that the Allies seek

The Bomber Scholarship got its
biggest boost yesterday when Miss
Ruth Goodlander, busines manager
of the League, announced that the
League ballroom will be given over to
the students on week-ends and pro-
fits from all activities held in the
ballroom will be contributed to the
Bomber Scholarship fund.
The action was taken by the League
house committee, made up of Dean
Alice C. Lloyd, Miss Goodlander, Mrs.
Beach Conger and Miss Ethel McCor-
mick, which immediately approved
the recommendation as presented by
Charlotte Thompson, '43, League
president.
A new committee, to be composed
of six men and six women, will be

to use the ballroom on the week-end
as a means of raising money+ for the
Bomber Scholarship will make ar-
rangements at the League through
the new committee, Miss Goodlander
said. Otherwise, the scholarship com-
mittee will be recipients of the regu-
lar gate receipts after payment for
the orchestra has been deducted.
Miss Goodlander was one of the
first to voice approval of the plan
"The League will be more than willing
to cooperate with the new committee
in any way possible to further the
cause of the Bomber Scholarship,"
she said.
She added that maintenance of
the ballroom would be continued by
the League at no cost to the commit-
tee.
The plan received the approval of

EYE WITNESS ACCOUNT:
well Timed Movement Lands
U.S. Troops after Stormy Trip

on Fronts; Axis
Attacks Nalchik

By WES GALLAGHER
Associated Press- Correspondent
ALLIED HEADQUARtTERS IN
NORTH AFRICA, Nov. 8. (Sunday)-
American soldiers, Marines and Sail-
ors from one of the greatest naval
armadas ever put into a single mili-
tary operation swarmed ashore today
on the Vichy-controlled north Africa
shore before dawn, striking to break
Hitler's hold on the Mediterranean.
Tall, decisive Lieut.-Gen. Dwight

storm of leaflets and a radio barrage
promising the French that the United
States had no intention of seizing
French possessions and only sought
to prevent Axis infiltration. I
It undoubtedly was the longest
over-water military operation ever
attempted, with hundreds of ships
in great convoys coming thousands of
miles under the protection of British
and American sea and air might.

MOSCOW, Nov. 8.- (P)- The Red
Army held its ground on all fronts
Saturday, the 25th anniversary of

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