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VOL LIII No. 43 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, NOV. 22, 1942

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Sophomore'
Paces OSU
Pass Attack
By BUD HENDEL
Diy Sports Editor
COLUMBUS, O, Nov. 21.- Aerial
warfare bombed horseshoe Ohio Sta-
dium today as Ohio State's bruising
Buckeyes pitched their way to undis-
puted possession of the Western Con-
ference football championship with
a decisive 21 to 7 victory over Michi-
gan.
As a wild, rain-soaked crowd of
71,896 homecoming spectators roared
their overwhelming approval, the
Buckeyes hurled three perfect touch-
down passes and added all three extra
points to prove their superiority be-
yond any doubt. Twice their, Con-
ference-winning scores came as the
direct result of Wolverine misplays,
and their ability to capitalize on these
opportune breaks overshadowed the
Michigan edge in statistics.
Victory an Upset
Today's triumph, an upset in light
of the 7-5 betting odds favoring the
Wolverines, gives Ohio State a Con-
ference season record of five wins and
one loss, a mark that no other team
in the Big Ten can equal. The last
time the Bucks were sole holders of
the title was in 1939, and not since
then had they been able to gain a
hold on the eotvetd crown.
Michigan, entering the fray in
strong contending position for the
championship, never could unleash
the vast scoring power that battered
Notre Dame last week. Hampered by
the rain and the muddy field, the
Wolverines were unable to make any
series of sustained drives into Buck-
eye territory despite their lop-sided
edge of 17 first downs to nine.
Past Defeats Avenged
The Ohio State victory which came
in steady portions throughout the
game with touchdowns in the second,
third and fourth quarters, was the
first for the Bucks over the Wol-
verines since 1937.. Since Fritz Crisler
came to Michigan in 1938, the best
the Scarlet and Gray had been able
to do was a 20-20 tie last year, but
today they struck swiftly and sav-
agely to avenge '1 past defeats and
leave the Wolverineb far in arrears.
Neither aggregation could crack the
line of the other for any long marches
downfield. Even the Wolverine touch-
down, scored by fullback Bob Wiese,
in the third period, came after a foray
Turn to Page 7, Col. 1
U.S. ACks Cut
in Telephone
Distance Rates
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21.-()-The
government called today for a second
reduction in long distance telephone
charges.
American Telephone & Telegraph
Company, the nation's largest cor-
poration, was ordered by the Federal
Communications Commission to show
why it should not substantially reduce
toll rates and other charges in the
face of commission figures indicating
excess earnings of $47,000,000 to
$62,000,000 this year. A hearing was
fixed for Dec. 16.
In addition to defending its
charges, A.T.&T. was ordered to show
why an immediate.reduction in rates
pending conclusion of the investiga-

tion should not be made.
* * * -
A.T.&T. ANSWERS
In a special telegram to The Daily,
received last night from American
Telephone & Telegraph, the following
statement dealing with the govern-
ment's demand for a rate reduction
was made by Walter A. Gifford, pres-
ident of the company.
"With our lines overloaded, we are

BOB WIESE
Fullback Bob Wiese, spinner play
master, sparked Michigan to its
single touchdown against the OSU
Buckyes in yesterday's defeat, car-
rying the ball over after a 37-yard
single-handed march in the third
quarter.
,I
In junction of'
NLRB Order
UAW-CIO attorneys filed a bill of
complaint in the Washtenaw county
circuit court yesterday in protest
against an injunction restraining a
National Labor Relations Board order
to end American Broach Protective
Association representation of Broach
employees.
At the same time Judge George W.
Sample of the circuit court ordered
representatives of the Protective Asso-
ciation to show just cause Wednes-
day why the temporary injunction,
granted Nov. 9, should not be negated.
"This is the customary procedure
in handling temporary injunctions,"
Judge Sample said last night. "After
the temporary injunction is granted,
both parties are required to show
further evidence before a final deci-
sion is reached."
The CIO bill of complaint, ancillary
to Judge Sample's order, was filed
against both the company and the
unionson the grounds that if either
party had a grievance resulting from
the NLRB decision it should have
been taken to the United States Cir-
cuit Court of Appeals rather than to
the district court.
SPepper Bill Backers
Speed o Washington
The Inter-Racial Association will
send two delegates to Waslington
today to urge the passage of a motion
limiting debate in the Senate on the
'Pepper Anti-Poll Tax Bill.
Contrary to the impression created
by an Associated Press dispatch yes-
terday, supporters of the bill have by
no means conceded its defeat, Miss
Gaye Locke, treasurer of the Associ-
ation said.
"If the motion for closure does not
pass by the required two-thirds vote,"
Miss Locke said, "the bill will prob-
ably be defeated, but we believe it is
possible to get the required support.
It is even more important now that
we urge the Senators to vote favor-
ably and that we wire Sen. Prentiss
Brown; who is in St. Ignace, Mich., to
go to Washington so that he can vote
on the measure."
Bock Beer Passes
to Sudsy Oblivion
You're going to have to get your
beery cheeriness from something else
besides billy - goat - whiskered Bock
Beer, brother.
That special brew is out for the
duration on government orders.
Yesterday the state liquor commis-

Quadrangle
to Organize
War Activities
Borman to Describe
Dormitory War Role
Marv Borman, director of the Stu-
dent Manpower Corps, will describe
the part that men's dormitories can
play in the University war effort be-
fore a meeting of the West Quad-
rangle's student executive board at
9:30 a.m. today.
Later, at 7:30 p.m., Homer Swan-
der, managing editor of The Daily,
Bob Matthews, president of the Stu-
dent War Board and Borman will
discuss campus war activities with
Quadrangle residents in the Allen
Rumsey House lounge,.
Already West Quadrangle, men are
working for the Manpower Corps,
with more than fifty of them signed
up to work as orderlies and war help-
ers in University Hospital. Wenley
House of West Quadrangle has de-
veloped a staff of house members
operating to solicit workers for Man-
power Corps projects, such as apple-
picking, scrap-salvaging and sugar
beet-picking.
J GP to Begin "Sale
of War Stamps,
Bonds Tomorrow
Junior Girl's Project will start the
year's activities tomorrow with a goal
of $25,000 for the first week of sales
Of war stamps and bonds. Their pro-
ject begins in conjunction with Wo-
men at War Week, Nov. 22 to 28, a
national campaign to sell a greater
volume of bonds and stamps than
have been sold in this country since
Pearl Harbor.
During this week, three booths will
be erected by Junior Project to make
the buying of bonds and stamps most
convenient for University students
and Ann Arbor residents. There will
be a booth open in the League lobby
from noon until 5:30 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday, and Friday of this week.
Anothef booth will be stationed in
the bank on State St., where bond
buyers can register serial numbers
and prices of bonds with the junior
woman stationed there, after having
made their purchases at the bond
window in the bank.
The third booth will be a moving
booth. It will be in the main Library
from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday; in
Angell Hall during the same hours
Turn to Page 5, Col. 1 '
Hirohito's Little Devils
Have Sun in Their Eyes
NEW YORK, Nov. 21.- (A')- Mass
meetings will be held in all Japanese
cities and towns on Dec. 8 to observe
the first anniversary of the outbreak
of war in the Pacific, reports from
Tokyo via the Berlin Radio said today.
Japanese leaders will devote much
of the day 'to speeches reviewing
Japan's expansion in the last 12
months. This will be in sharp con-
trast to President Roosevelt, who, the
White House has announced, will
consider the anniversary, Dec. 7 in
America, as " day of silence in re-
membrance of a day of great in-
famy."

Thomas, Russell to Speak Here
in State Post-War Conference
NORMAN THOMAS BERTRAND RUSSELL
Post-War Council to Sponsor Meeting to Unify
State Movement and Provide Basis for Thought
4>

Focusing the attention of a war-
conscious campus on the problems of
the post-war world, the Post-War
Council will conduct a state confer-
ence here Dec. 4 and 5, highlighted
by the presence of Norman Thomas,
four times candidate for president,
and Bertrand Russell, prominent phi-
losopher and mathematician.
Thomas will open the conference
with a talk on "The Relation of the
Individual to the State in the Post-
War World." Russell will speak on
the second dale. His speech will deal
with the general topic "International
Government."
Delegates from 29 Michigan col-
leges and universities have been in-
vited to attend and take part in the

Conference which is intended to unify
the post-war planning movement
throughout the state. Additional aims
of the conference are to stimulate
interest in the problem and to pro-
vide information and ideas to serve
as a basis for further thought, dis-
cussion and action.
Ticket sales for the Conference will
begin tomorrow at the desks of the
League and Union. Tickets will also
be sold on the Diagonal Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday of this week
and all of the following week. The one
ticket will entitle the purchaser to
hear both lectures. None will be sold
individually although students may,
if not able to attend both talks, trans-
fer one of their stubs to another per-
son.

Story of Rickenbacker's Rescue
Told as 'World War Ace Lands

Japs Cornered
after Savage
Fight in Buna
Air Force Backs Up
Allied Land Smash;
Enemy Navy Braves
New Guinea Waters
By The Associated Press
ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN
AUSTRALIA, Nov. 22. (Sunday)-
(IM)- Fierce fighting raged for the
second day at Buna, New Guinea
Northeast Port, between General
Douglas MacArthur's advancing
troops and Japanese forces with their
backs to the sea, the High Command
reported today.
The Allied air force re-entered the
struggle after being checkmated by
bad weather yesterday, when the
heavy fighting opened for the deci-
sion which might well be the most
smashing land blow the Japs have
suffered.
Japanese naval forces, still willing
to risk punishment despite this week's
loss of a light cruiser and a destroyer
which got under the bombsights of
Allied planes, were reported again
maneuvering off the coast.
Yesterday's communique told of the
first appearance of Jap air units in
force in some time but today's re-
ported the Allied fliers back in action,
continuously bombing and strafing
enemy positions and shooting down'
two enemy fighters.
The heavy. -fighting :continued all
along the short strip of coast between
Gona and Buna.
Allied bombers returned again last
night to Kavieng, on New Ireland to
the north of New Guinea, raiding the
airdrome.
Americans Secure
Guadalcanal Hold
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21.- (P)-
American troops have punched their
way westward on Guadalcanal into
territory formerly held by the Japa-
nese, the Navy said today-a develop-
ment which gave force to Secretary
Knox's recent statement that our hold
on the island "is now very secure.''
A communique said the American
line had been advanced to a point five
miles west of Henderson Field and a
mile beyond the Matanikau River,
formerly the western boundary of the
American position..
This statement of successes to the
west followed one yesterday which
told of effective action to the east-
ward of the air field, in which about
half of a Japanese landing force of
1,500 were killed.
The advance to the westward oc-
curred on Nov. 18 Guadalcanal time.
It was undertaken and carried out
although "enemy patrols were ac-
tive." During the same day, the Navy's
communique said, Army Lockheed
"Lightning" fighter planes shot down
three Japanese "Zero" fighters in the
Buin area.
Reds Hurl Back
German Stabs
MOSCOW, Nov. 22. (Sunday)-
(MP)- German assaults intended to
better the Nazi position in the Cau-
casus after the smashing Russian vic-
tory before Ordzhonikidze have been
consistently hurled back by Rusian
units and at least two companies and
a battalion of the enemy have been
annihilated or dispersed, the Russians
reported early today.
The Soviet midnight communique

announced that in the Mozdok area
(in the same general sector where
the Germans were beaten) one Soviet
unit in one day repelled three enemy
attacks, "annihilating some two com-
panies of enemy infantry."
On that cold Caucasus front, the
communique added, "Soviet artillery
and mortar fire dispersed and partly
annihilated about a battalion of Ger-

New Nazi
Line Bu ilt
in Tunisia
Allies Capture Vital
Cross-Roads; German
Land Retreat Cut Of f
as Fighting Intensifies
By The Associated Press
LONDON, Nov. 22. (Sunday)- A
French assault on German dugouts in
the hastily erected Nazi defense arc
around Tunis and Bizerte, with the
result still undetermined, and the
capture by Allied advance units of an
important cross-roads in the Tunis
area were reported early today from
North Africa, where powerful Allied
forces are moving rapidly to smash
the beleaguered Axis Tunisian troops.
Reports from Allied force head-
quarters indicated that the fighting
is hourly growing in intensity, with
the Germans and Italians bracing
themselves for the imminent fight
against the main body of British,
American and French troops.~
Nesr Casablanca
A steady stream of men and ma-
terial was moving eastward as far
west as Casablanca against the Ger-
mans and Italians, cut off from al
retreat except by sea or air.
The Allied main forces were pre-
gressing methodically for the kill, de-
spite intense air attacks and violet
air battles.
Reports from the Allied headquar-
ters indicated that the British, Ameri-
can and French spearheads had seized
the cross-roads and driven the Ger-
mans back. The gain in this struggle
included a bridge.
Then the Germans dug in and the
reports said the French immediately
and violently assailed their positions.
Around Blkerte
The German defense arc around
Bizerte, with its three main airfields,
and Tunis, with its important mili-
tary ardrome, was beleved to run
somewhere east of Tabarca,, on the
north coast, to Hammamet, southeast
of Tunis. At the nearest points the
Allied advance forces have been re-
ported within 30 miles of both Bizerte
and Tunis. I
It was reported that the Germans
have patrols constantly on the watch
behind their contracting lines, appar-
ently on guard against a French up-
rising in that sector.
Pro-Allied French forces were said
to be in control of Gabes, on the east-
ern Tunis coast, thus effectively
blocking any connection between the
Tunisian Axis armies and Marshal
Rommel's harried soldiers in Libya.
Turin Devastated
by RAF in Heaviest
Raid Made on Italy
LONDON, Nov. 21.- ()- A fiery
raid on Turin, the RAF's heaviest so
far in its growing offensive against
Italy, sfread such a blanket of fire
over the northern arsenal city Friday
night that the raiders had difficulty
finding clear spaces 'for targets, the
British disclosed today.
This assault was comparable in,
size to an "average" raid on Germany,
usually carried out by between 200
and 300 planes, well-informed sources
believed.
After giving Turin, the home of
Italy's Fiat, Caproni bomber and
other war works, only two nights of
respite from their devastating. two-
ton bombs, a heavy RAF group re-
turned in good weather and, indica-
tive of the punishment loosed on the
city, one bomber group alone dropped

54 two-ton bombs and 110,000 pounds
of incendiaries in just less than an
hour. This was an average of one two-
ton bomb a minute and one 30-pound
incendiary a second.
Deaths Blamed

men died before rescue-said that
he'd heard that one evening while
the men were on the raft a seagull
alighted on Rickenbacker's head.
All the 'survivors agreed that they
found raw seagull very tasty, indeed.
Rickenbacker corroborated the sea-
gull story, adding:
I "However, I didn't eat much of the
raw bird, nor of the raw fish we
caught."
He explained that just the .dislike
for the taste of this raw meat kept
him from eating much of it, and not
the fear that it might make him sick.
"All the others ate when we could
catch them," Rickenbacker said. "And
th'ey did not get sick. As a matter
of fact there were no disturbed sto-
machs after the first two or three
days. The reason was simple enough.
No one had anything in his stomach."
In speaking of the raw fish and
seagull diet, Captain William Cherry
another survivor, admonished Rick-
enbacker not to say that no one had
anything in his stomach.
"You know I ate that fish eye,"
Cherry said, laughing.
The survivors laughed, also at this
remark, and Cherry explained:
"We were going to use this fish
eye for bait when somebody dropped
our last fishhook overboard. So I
ate the eye,probably before the others
thought of splitting it seven ways."
Rickenbacker declared he never
doubted for one moment that he and
his companions would be rescued.

CAPT. RICKENBACKER
* * *
SOMEWHERE IN THE SOUTH
PACIFIC, Nov. 14.-(delayed)--()-
Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, famous
American flier, set foot on this atoll
in the dark early morning hours yes-
terday, after 25 days lost at sea.
The flier, known almost as well for
his many escapes in air mishaps as
for his record as America's premier
ace of the last World War, talked
more of other subjects than of his
experiences on a tiny rubber life raft,
from which he and two companions
were rescued by a Navy flying boat.
A medical corps man who helped
care for the six survivors-one of the

WHO HAS THE GREATER SEA-POWER NOW?
Relative Strength of Jap and American Fleets
Called Baffling Question by Naval Experts

on Insecticide

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By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER
Associated Press Correspondent
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21.- Every
important naval engagement churns
up a wave of speculation as to how
4-1.a h.lnavnarAf ,qA. newer has bY-en

had of the great and small ships
,which, with ther crews, make up the
measurable element of sea power.
The charts showed a great edge for
America over Japan. The charts were
wrong.
TTvnhnornii Tann mAn on the nre.war

the Japs had a total of 46 cruisers.
In the 11 months of war since then
the Allies in the Pacific-mainly the
United States-have officially report-
ed the sinking of 33 cruisers. That
would leave the Jap navy with 13.
Rnt mnre than that number have

SALEM, Ore., Nov. 21.- (R')- The
mystery of the poisoned scrambled
eggs in the Oregon State hospital
which killed 47 patients was virtually
cleared up tonight.
Dr. John C. Evans, hospital super-

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