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VOL, LIII No. 47 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, NOV. 28, 1942

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Iowa In

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Scuttle

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Nazis Dig
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Grid Finale

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Against 'Oak Posts';
Small Crowd Seen
By ERIC ZALENSKI
Lacking the usual driving force af-
ter' Ohio State's crushing 21-7 victory
last week killed their Big Ten title
hopes, the tired Wolverines make
their last visit to Michigan Stadium
at 3 p.m. today to drop the curtain on
te 1942 season against an inspired
, eleven.
In keeping with the .team's lacka-
daisical performance during practice
sessions all week,.a-record crowd will
stay away from Ann Arbor, leaving
thebrunt of the cheering to .about
15,000students and loyal fans.
Seniors Play Last Game
A victory over Iowa will shoot
Michigan into a thirdplace tie with
llinois in the Conference. Six seniors
-Ciptain George Cethami, Al, Wis-
tert, Bob Kolesar, Elmer Madar, Phil
Shrpe and Rudy Smeja-are playing.
t6i,'last game. A loss will make
Michigan's record read: Won 6,:~Lost
4, its worst seasonsince Crisler came
here.'
On the other hand Iowa can take
undisputed possesson of third place
with a record of four victories and
two defeats, and hand a Crisler-
coached team its first setback in their
series. Also, there is the satisf action
of triumphing over aMichigan team.
Dr. Eddie Anderson, mastermind
behind the Iowa eleven, is intent on
salvaging something out -of this 1942
season, and a victory over Michigan
wQild give his Hawkeyes seven wins
and three losses. Not bad, when Wis-
consin and Michigan could be listed
as-vitims.
Fcitner Changes Position
-Proof of Anderon's intention to
shoot the works against the Maize
and Blue is the switch of his ace aer-
ialist "Tailspin" Tommie Farmer,
from quarterback to left halfback.
Michigan has proven its ability to
stop a great passer playing close to
the center in a T-frmation--Angelo
Bertelli's poor performance in the
Noire Dame classic. Farmer had
worked from that close-up spot all
year. The change will also give Far-
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Japs'Repulsed
A
In New Guinea
By The Associated Press
ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN
AUSTRALIA, Nov. 28. (Saturday)-
The- Jap ground troops entrapped
along New Guinea's north short be-
~tween Gona and Buna have been re-
pulsed in attempts to counter-attack
against the Americans and Austral-
- lans, the High Command's noon com-
munique said today.
The Japs, recently reinforced from
the sea by special shock troops at a
cost of at least five warships, suf-
-1ered heavy losses in the counter-at-
tacks which were local in character.
Allied planes added to the toll by
bombing and strafing the enemy
ground forces.
Allied bombers attacked the air-
drome at Lae, up the north New Gui-
nea coast from Buna, and dropped
bombs in Huon Gulf on a Jap sub-
marine, a night activity which pre-
cluded observation, o results.
Mine. Chiang Kai-Shek
in U.S. to Treat Injury
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27.- (A)-
After a secret an hazardous trip,
Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, wife of
the Chinese generalissimo, has arrived

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Rudy Smeja Al Wistert
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Phil Sharpe

,Bob Kolesar Elmer Madar George Ceithaml
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Six Fighting Wolverines: to Play
LastGame for.Michigan Today
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Today when the Michigan football
squad runs down the long ramp into
the Stadium, six seniors will be wear-
ing the Maize and Blue colors for the
last time.
The Iowa battle will end the colle-
giate grid careers of Capt. George
Ceithaml, Al "Ox" Wistert, Bob Kole-
sar, Phil Sharpe, Elmer Madar and
Rudy :Smeja.
Of Capt. Ceithaml, everything has
been said before. Cy stepped into For-
est Evashevski's shoes last year and
equalled the play of the famous team-
mate of Tom Harmon. The Chicago
gridder is one of the best blocking
backs to ever pull in a Wolverine jer-
sey. Add to that his leadership as sig-
nal caller and you have one of Michi-
gan's.football greats.
-The leading candidate for All-
American honors on the Michigan
grid machine this fall is Al Wistert.
This marks his third year as a regular
on Coach Fritz Crisler's eleven. "Ox"
boasts of speed to burn plus power
which makes his death to opposing
runners.
Bob Kolesar is another three-year
man as he has held down the left
guard position since 1940. This season
he has combined football with study-
ing ii the medical school. Bob has
been a mainstay of the center of the
line because of his deception and
tackling.
- End Coach Bennie Oosterbaan had

the problem of finding- two ends this
year and Phil Sharpe and Elmer Ma-
dar solved his problem. Madar, shift-
ed from quarterback,- found. himself
and despite his 170 pounds turned
back many plays around his end of
the line.
The other regular flank position
was held by Sharpe, who converted
his rugby ability to football to take
his place among the "Seven Oak
Posts."
This was Rudy Smeja's second year
as end for the Wolverines. Rudy's
height made him a good target for
passes and was one of the top reserve
linemen.
PBell Owner Asks
for Another .Hearing
Philip Stapp, Pretzel Bell owner,
filed a petition yesterday -for a re-i
hearing on the suspension of his
liquor license. He will go to Lansing
Monday to work out plans for the re-
hearing.
Stapp seemed confident of retain-
ing his license. "I have a plan worked
out," he said, "which I think will
solve the matter of serving drinks to
minors. I have a right to hold my li-
cense."
The Pretzel Bell has been allowed
to remain open but not to sell beer.
Starbuck's College Inn will also re-
main open.

Reds Slowed
by German
Resistance
Russian Armies Still
on Offensive Near
Stalingrad; Nazis in
Fear of Encirclement
By The Associated Press
MOSCOW, Nov. 28. (Saturday)-
Russian troops were declared official-
ly today to have seized four more vil
lages and surrounded a fifth in the
continuing Stalingrad offensive that
claims a toll of more than ,116,00
Nazi dead and captured, but the Red
Army's pace apparently has been
slowed through stiffening German
resistance.
Reverting to the issuance only of
the regular midnight communique in-
stead of additional special bulletins,
the Russians said their troops had
scored gains on both German flanks
in their efforts to encircle the entire
Nazi siege army. The extent of these
gains were not given.
Red Army Advances
Inside Stalingrad the Red Army
also advanced 450 painful yards to
occupy-additional buildings, the com-
munique said. Dispatches said the
Russian garrison now had established
land supply lines through contact
with Red Army units north of the
city along the western banks of the
Volga River.
Two hundred more Germans fell
inside Stalingrad, the Russians said,
but this fighting was only a small part
of the greater enveloping battles the
Soviets are fighting far to the west of
Stalingrad in the Don River bend.
The Russians spoke only in general
terms of this huge fight which also
apparently is going on between the
Don and Volga Rivers in an effort to
smash forever the threat to the Volga.
51 Tanks Taken
Of the fighting northwest of Sta-
lingrad the communique said, "Our
cavalry units encircled the Hitlerites
in a large populated place and are
fighting for its occupation." In the
same general area the Russians were
credited with capturing 51 more tanks,
five guns, eight mortars, 1,000 rifles,
and large enemy food stocks.
Southwest of Stalingrad on the
lower arm of the Russian pincers
movement the Soviets acknowledged
repeated German counter-attacks,
FDR Re ported
Ready to Shift
Cabinet Roles
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27.- Presi-
dent Roosevelt was reported to be
concentrating upon the manpower
problem today with a spectacular cab-
inet reorganization under consider-
tion.
Under this plan, as described by
one in a position to know, Secretary
of the Interior Ickes would be made
Secretary of Labor and given powers
now wielded by Paul V. McNutt as
chairman of the Manpower Commis-
sion.
In turn, McNutt would become Sec-
retary of the Interior, and Frances
Perkins, the present Secretary of La-
bor, would be given McNutt's post as
head of the Federal Security Adminis-
tration. -
Question Vnderstudy
Asked about this revision, which
was widely rumored in the city, Ste-

phen Early, Mr. Roosevelt's secretary,
said the President had told him he
had the whole manpower question
under study, but had reached no deci-
sion.
Early would not predict when a
decision might be expected, but said

Vichy Reports 60 Ships
Sunk in Dawn Battles
By The Associated Press
LONDON, Nov. 27.- Vichy announced the suicide of the French home
fleet of 60-odd ships at Toulon today and reported many French-officers and
dynamite crews went down with their vessels in wild dawn battles - with
German boarding parties attempting to prevent the scuttling of the powerful
armada.
But the Germans claimed some of the vessels were saved by the quick
work of Axis sappers, and full details of the harbor struggle still had not be-
come known.
After announcing the self-destruction of the French home fleet, its
dockside arsenals and coastal batteries, the Vichy radio itself went off the
air temporarily, returned once more to repeat the news, and again was
silenced.
The Swiss radio in a dispatch from Toulon said long lines of French
sailors were being led through the streets as Axis prisoners.
The Vichy station also had reported that two French submarines escaped
from Toulon during the melee in which French seamen fired their last
rounds at Nazi troops before their ships sank. A third fleeing submarine was
said to have struck a mine dropped by parachute from a German warplane.'
Admiral Jean Darlan, former VichyO

defense chief, who went over to the
Allies in North Africa, apparently ac-
cepted the Vichy version of what had
happened. He was heard on the Al-
giers radio criticizing the French
Toulon officers for not heeding his
appeal last Nov. 11 for the Toulon
fleet to flee to North Africa.
The toll of French casualties in the
fighting at Toulon is mounting, the
Vichy radio said late tonight before
it again went off the air.
Before going off the air, the Vichy
radio had reported the self-destruc-
tion of the fleet as a heroic episode
in French history and there was the
obvious suggestion that the scuttling
coup was carried out after long de-
liberation and the firm decision never
to give up the ships-to the Axis.
In all, the eventful day brought the
BULLETIN
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27.- (A')-
The Office of War Information said
in a foreign service report today1
that Vichy propagandists "under
Nazi domination are pouring out
vivid descriptions" about the situa-
tion at Toulon and "stressing the
point for American and British con-
sumption that the entire French
Fleet is scuttled."
The report is the OWI analysis
of foreign broadcasts as reported
by the Federal Communications
Commission.
end of French naval power in any
hands; the end of even semi-free ex-
pression from Vichy; the end of any
semblance of freedom in metropolitan
France as the result of the pre-dawn
-Axis occupation of Toulon and envi-
rons which had been curiously spared
since Nov. 11; a firm German military
command in all France, and the de-
mobilization of the French Army and
Navy.
The French coup not only removed
the French fleet from the Axis clutch
but it also so cluttered the Toulon
anchorages with the smoking hulks
that the finest continental naval base
in the Mediterranean is probably use-
less to Hitler.
The sharp clash of arms between
the French, and the Germans bent on
grabbing what could ahead of the ex-
plosions, was hailed from London by
Gen. Charles De Gaulle, leader of the
Fighting French.
-BULLETIN-
NEW YORK, Nov. 27.- (I)-
Lieut. Col. Harley B. West of the
War Department General Staff dis-
closed today a plan for the large-
scale conversion of American col-
leges and universities into training
bases for the armed forces which
he said would be announced in de-
tail within two weeks.
In a carefully worded outline of
the plan Col. West told a meeting of
the Middle States Association of
Colleges and Secondary Schools
that students would be selected
from "young men in the army who
i have demonstrated the aptitude to

. v.
Gas Rationing
Def initely Set
e
for Tuesdayh
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Jeffers Promises
Due Allowances for
f
All Isolated Districts= b
By The Associated Press l
/ WASHINGTON. Nov. 27.- The ~
nation's rubber and rationing -chiefs e
today promised a "common sense" v
administration of the nationwide gas- :
oline rationing program but left no .d
lingering doubt that the system al-
l,
ready in effect in the east would be
extended over the entire country next
Tuesday. -
1 Rubber Administrator William M.
Jeffers told the Senate's special De- °
fense Investigating Committee that
due allowances would be made for the r
longer distances necessarily traveled
by westerners and midwesterners, and'
for lack of public transportation fa-
cilities in some sections.
"There must be a common sense'
administration, and if I continue to
handle it there will be common sense'
administration," said Jeffers, himself:
a midwesterners.
Jeffers testified that full provision -
had been made to assure war workers,
gasoline enough to get to and from
their jobs.1
Price Administrator Leon Hender
son promised that the farmers like-.
wise would get what they needed.
And Joseph B. Eastman, Defense
Transportation Director, described
arrangements to give truckers suffi-
cient fuel to keep essential trucks
rolling.
Louis Adamic,
Noted Author,
to Talk Monday
Louis Adamic, consultant to the
Defense Commission in Washington
as an expert on new-immigrant and
related matters, will speak at 8:15.
p.m. Monday in the third Oratorical;
Association Lecture on the topic,.
"Tolerance Is Not Enough."
Adamic is now engaged in writing
a series of five books, the aim of
which is to end "the psychological
war" in America. The first of these,
"From Many Lands," won the $1,000
Anisfield Prize for 1940, and the sec-
ond "Plymouth Rock and Ellis Is-
land" has just been published.
His books are a part of a crusade to
impress upon Americans the impor-
tance of being Americans and to re-
awaken in them the same sense of
democracy which guided the first pio-
neers.
"America's social and racial ten-
sions must be eased if America's de-

Positions

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Communique Reports
Loss of 40 Enemy
Planes in 'Warm Up'
Attack on Airfield
- By The Associated Press
LONDON, Nov. 27.- Lieut.-Gen.
renneth -A. N. Anderson's powerful
ritish- First 'Army with .American
niobile units has launched a big of-
ensive against Axis forces in nor-
,hem Tunisia, the Algiers radio de-
.fared tonight.
"The period of patrol activity fin-
shed, the First Army has left its de-
ense positons for the big offensive,"
he broadcast said, pparently herald-
ng an all-out assault on an estimated
10,000 Axis troops dug in on a for-
nidable defense line outside the cities
f Bizerte and Tunis.
illies Roll Eastward
It was.calculated that the heavily-
,rmored Alli~ed force that has rolled
astward from Algeria to corner its
nemy at the tip of Tunisia might
ave upward of 150,000 British, Amer-
can and French troops to throw into
he battle.
The Allied Army was rich in field
uns and tanks and was protected
rom the air by American and British
ombers and crack fighting planes.
In warming up for the attack, Al-
ied planes, and an armored column
vere -reported in -,a war department
ommunique to have destroyed 40
nemy planes yesterday at an ad-
anced airfield, while 11 other Axis
ircraft were said to have been shot
down in combat with the loss of only
wo Allied planes, both of whose pi-
ots were saved.
Pound Axis Communications
Allied bombers, the cdlnimunque
said, continued to pound enemy com-
nunications in the Tunisian defense
triangle, while both fighters and
bomber patrols attack Axis recon-
naissanee units.
That the main Allied assault to
drive the Axis from North Africa
would not be long in coming was indi-
cated earlier in the day when the Ber-
Lin radio reported that fighting was
In progress for the vital ralroad junc-
tion of Mateur, 25 miles south of Bi-
zerte. The Allied drive appeared to -be
aimed at snapping the only rail con-
nection between Bizerte and Tunis
and isolating the German-Italian
garrisons 'in -the two cities so that
they might -be destroyed separately.
:Air Minister Says
Nazis AreOutwitted
LONDON, Nov. 27.- (P)- Axis ar-
mies are reeling back on all fronts,
British- -Air - Minister Sir Archibald
Sinclair said today.
"The dispositons of the German
High Command already are con-
forming to, the will ,of the Allies," he
told the Foreign Press Association.
The second ;front in North Africa
has forced Hitler to divertha fifth of
the air force he used against the
Russians, and as a result:
x "The heroic Russians, unflinching
and indomitable in defense, now are
passing to the attack and hewing their
way through the massed German and
their allied divisions."
The Air Minister said the RAF and
the United States air forces already
had been engaging half the German
and all the Italian air forces in the
European and African theatres.

IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO:
Waves of Unfounded Rumors

Sweep Campus Like Wildfire

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By LEON GORDENKER
Student grapevines yesterday blos-
somed forth with rapid-fire rumors-
entirely unfounded - denying that
there would be a Christmas vacation
and, paradoxically, maintaining that
students would drive Army trucks to
Alaska during that vacation.
It was shouted over the academic
back fences that the Board of Re-
gents and the University War Board
met yesterday to change or abolish
Christmas vacation. Neither board
met.
- Meanwhile, adventurous campus
sourdoughs planned purchases of
woolen underwear yesterday for their
projected Alaskan excursion.
But the Army Chief of Staff for
the Sixth Corps Area yesterday told
Manpower Director Mary Borman by
telephone from Chicago that he knew
nothing about it. And he is a man

Here's the way the whole tale be-
gan:
Bob Hall, '44, told the brothers in
the Theta Delta Chi house that a
friend attending Michigan State Col-
lege drove a truck somewhere up in
the Northwest last winter.
Manpower official Richard Dick
who lives in the Theta Delt house
hacked through the chilly matter
with the rest of the men and then
told Borman.
But Borman had already heard
about the deal from excited students
with a rough-and-ready look on their
faces. They had given all the details
and even advice on the necessary
clothing.
The drivers, all students, would get
$100 for a trip to last nine days, they
said. And Liberator bombers were
to fly them back to save time.

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