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VOL. LHI No. 48 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, NOV. 29, 1942

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Wolverines

W allop Iowa In Finale, 28-14

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Visitors Rally
to Cut Early
Varsity Lead
Qnly 20,643 Fans See
Touchdown Jaunts ly
Hoeruer, Uknes Fail to
Top Four 'M' Scores
By BUD HENDEL
Daily Sports Editor
Michigan's potent football forces
shackled an ever-threatening Iowa
eleven with Wolverine wizardry and
power in Michigan Stadiumyesterday
to capture simultaneously a 28-14
victoy and a, third place tie in the
final Western Conference standings.
A slim crowd of 20,643 faithful
Michigan followers braved the raw
wind to witness this concluding tus-
sle of the toughest Wolverine sched-
ule in modern history, and from start
to finish they roared their hearty
approval of the Michigan attack that
refteed to be stopped.
ThbWolvernes, who were victims
of a he t-rendlng loss to Minnesota
midway i3 the season and then had
all title. hoes shashed last *eek in
the Ohio Ste struggle, came back
with a relentle offensive yesterday
to soar once agln to a privileged
position among iue nations' top
teams..
Hawkeyes Never Lead
SCoring twice I ri pening pe-
riod, Mchig n e f to a lead
that the Hawkeyes fount too large
and too wfll-protected to overtake.
But the embattled gridmen from Iowa
revived their hopes and tossed a scare
into Michigan at the start of the
second half when awkeye fullback
Dick Hoerner, a our-Starred ground-
gainer throughout the contest, un-
corked the mo t spectacular play seen
in the Stadium this year.
With Michigan holding a 14 to 0
halftime advantage, Hoener took
Merv Pregulman s'cond-half kickoff
on the Iowa 15 and galloped 85 yards
with amazing speed and shiftiness to
give the sparse crowd its greatest
thrill and Iowa its first touchdown
of the day.-
Hoerner tucked the pigskin in his
arms, ran straight up the middle, and
behind good blocking, broke to the
left about midfield. Not a hand was
laid on him as he sprinted the re-
maining distance to the goal-line,
and when Tom Farmer converted the
extra point, the Wolverine lead had
been sliced in half.
Michigan TooFast
But the sensational spurt by Hoer-
ner could not offset the terrific Mich-
igan advantage in swiftness, might
and cunning, The Wolverines were
too good to be denied yesterday. With
Capt. George Cetham calling his
plays in perfect fashion, with Tom
Kuzma running in his old form, with
Al Wistert playing a sparkling de-
fensive and offensive game up front
to lead a great Michigan line, and
with the Wolverine ball-handling
reaching its seasons' peak, the Maize
and Blue warriors were far and away
too superior for the always fighting
Hawks.
Time and again, the Hawkeyes
would launch touchdown drives deep
into Michigan territory, but only to
be met with an unyielding Wolverine
line when the going got tough. Wis-
tert, Julie Franks, Bill Pritula, Pre-
gulman, Elmer Madar, Phil Sharpe,
Bob Kolesar and Walt Preihofer re-
fused to bude When their backs were
to the wall, and not on'ce could Iowa
score on a sustained march.
Wolverine Drive
For Michigan, however, the scoring
story took on a different aspect. Kuz-

ma, legs pumping furiously, Paul
White, driving forward with a mag-
nificent display of fight and might,
and Bob Wiese, shredding the Hawk
line with bull-like plunges, led the
Wolverines on their touchdown drives
behind Ceithaml's masterful field-
generalship with a fury that the
wavering Iowans could not match.
Iowa's offensive mainstay, Tom
Farmer, found Michigan too alert to
crack with his long forward passes,

'Ann Arbor To Hold Third Blackout Tonight

French Fleet Was Scuttled Here

Campus, Town Will Go Dark
When Sirens Sound at 9:27 P.M.
By MARK LIPPED,
Screaming sirens and whistles will warn students and Ann Arbor resi-
dents to turn out their lights at 9:27 tonight when this city and sections
of surrounding townships will be blanketed by a 15-minute test blackout--
the third in this area since the war began.
Police Chief Sherman H. Mortensen, commander of the Ann Arbor
Citizens' Defense Corps, said that more than 800 air raid wardens and 260
auxiliary policemen will be on hand to assist the regular police and sheriff's
staffs in enforcing blackout regula-

This is a general view of the harbor at Toulon, taken a number of years ago, where 62 Freneh war-
ships were reported seuttled to keep them from falling into thI hands of the Germans when they took
over the city....

Lone Survivor
of French Fleet,
Sneaks to S pain
Escapes from Toulon
While Other Warships'
Are Scuttled in Harbor
By The Associated Press
LONDON, Nov. 28.- An escaping
French submarine arrived in Barce-
lona today as the lone known survi-
vor of the home fleet at Toulon which
was destroyed, according to a com-
munique broadcast from Vichy to-
night, on instructions issued at the
time of the armistice of June, 1940.
Dispatches from Madrid said the
submarine was the "Oasis," 230 feet
long and carrying a small gun and
two machine guns as her deck arma-
ment. She is manned by 35 men, none
of whom left the craft.
There was no detail on the instruc-
tions, but it was assumed that they
were probably meant to be put in
operation when and if the Germans
breached the armistice terms, as they
did in overstepping the demaycation
line last Nov. 11 and in grabbing for
the armistice-bound fleet yesterday.
The Vichy communique said scut-
tling of the warships was preferable
to "letting them be taken over by any
foreign power whatever.'
The Vichy ministers were called
into Pierre Laval's office and told of
the German decision to occupy Tou-
lon after the operaton was in progress,
it said.
Admiral Jean Darlan issued a proc-
lamation in Algiers declaring that all
'he French fleet at Toulon had been
"sunk or scuttled."
- BULLETIN-_ .
NEW YORK, Nov. 28.-(P)---Paul
Reynaud, Premier of France until
just before her fall to the German
armies, and Georges Mandel, for-
mer French Minister of; the In-
terior, have been arrested oa per-
sonal orders from Berlin by Adolf
Hitler, reliable European reports
to the Associated Press said tonight.

PLANNING; FOR A BETTER WORLD:
Post-War Conference to Bring
R ussell,Thomas This Week

The second annual Michigan Post-
War Conference, coming just two
days, before tIt first anniversary of
our entrance into the war, will be held
Friday and Saturday. Featured at the
meeting will be addresses by Norman
Thiomas and Bertrand Russell.
According to Pat McGraw, vice-
chairman of the Post-War Council,
sponsors of the event, the purposes
of the Conference are to create a
unified movement on Michigan cam-
puses, stimulate interest in post-war
problems and give information to pro-
vide a basis for constructive thinking.
Thomas' talk which will keynote
the meeting will be given on "The Re-
lation of the Individual to the State
in the Post-War World." Russell will
speak on the general subject of "In-
ternational Governments."
Candidate for President
Both men come here with records
of great activity in their respective
fields. Thomas, four times candidate
for president, also entered the New
York gubernatorial contest on one
occasion. Previous to this he was an
associate editor of The Nation and
has contributed many articles to the
socialistic and labor press. Russell's
reputation was gained primarily in
the fields of philosophy and mathe-
matics.' Besides having taught at such
places as Trinity College, England
and the Barnes Foundation he has
written several widely read books.
It's Okay on Seltzer's
Story of Convoy Trip
It's okay on Hoe Seltzer's account
of a convoy trip ... the stories will
start in Tuesday's Daily.
Washington censors have finally
returned his feature and the blue
pencils didn't cross off all of the
facts.
Now that everything is legal,
we're sure you'll want to read what
he has to say about that three-
month trip he took this summer.

Among these are "Which Way to
Peace," "Proposed Roads to Free-
dom," and "Bolshevism, Practice and
Theory."
Come Formal -l
Since the opening lecture of the
Conference, that by Thomas, comes
on the same night as the IFC Ball,
Post-War Council chairman Clifford
Straehley has urged those attending
the dance to come first to the Con-
ference dressed in their formal attires
if they wish. The program will be over
in time for the dance goers to make
the beginning of the Ball.
Tickets for the' talks by Thomas
and Russell are on sale at the desks
of the Union and League as well as
on the Diagonal. Tickets for both lec-
tures must be bought together al-
though persons wishing to attend only
one speech may transfer one stub to
another person.
Jap Naval Force
Attempts Rescue
Off New Guinea
ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN
AUSTRALIA, Nov. 29. (Sunday)-
(A3)- Risking the deadly bombs of
General Douglas MacArthur's planes,
Japanese naval force again is maneu-
vering off the New Guinea coast near
Buna where their ground forces have
been pinned against the sea, the high
command announced today.
The communique, one of the brief-
est in recent days on the bitter-end
struggle for possession of all north-
eastern New Guinea, gave no indica-
tion of the naval, force's intent but
previous naval sorties have been for
the purpose of landing reinforce-
ments.
For the second straight day, Japa-
nese counter-attacks were reported
to have been repulsed, adding
strength to the growing picture of
enemy determination not to yield
until crushed.

tions. Sheriff John L. Osborn, com-
mander of the County Defense Corps,
will supervise test activities outside
the city..
University buildings and grounds
will be patrolled by University emr
ployes working under the direction of
the Plant and Personnel Protection
Committee, headed by Walter Roth.
The University is divided into four
groups, Residence Halls, Buildings
and Grounds Department, Hospital
and the Department of Physical Edu-
cation.
Building wardens have been ap-
pointed to each of the University
buildings and have developed staffs,
which will be in charge of the build-
ings during the blackout. Their duties
include directing the personnel of the
building to refuge areas and arrang-
ing to have all lights extinguished or1
shielded according to Ann Arbor
blackout regulations.
Residence halls will be under the
supervision of their individual civilian
defense organizations consisting of
building wardens and personnel war-
dens. Campus lights, several of which
are operated on time clocks, are to be!
cared for by the Buildings and
Grounds Department.
Commanders Mortenson and Os-
born said the following rules must be
observed throughout the blackout
which will last from 9:30 to 9:45 p.m.,
1. All lights should be extinguished.
2. Owners of stores, factories, ho-
tels, rooming houses and other build-
ings where the public is invited are
responsible for observance of all'
blackout rules.,
3. Stay off the streets.
4. Do not drive during the black-
out.
5. Do not park double or in front
of a fire hydrant.
6. Do not leave home without turn-,
ing all lights out.
7. Do not argue with officers in
charge.
8. Pedestrians should not cross
streets.
9. Do not stand at the curb or out
on the sidewalk.
10. Do not permit dogs or other
pets to run at large.
Varsity Night
to Be Tuesday
Nine-count 'em-nine big acts! A
full show in any man's language.
And it will be a show of that size
which opens at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in
Hill Auditorium when the University
Bands present their annual Varsity
Night show.
Leading off on the evening's enter-
tainment will be the Concert Band,
under the direction of Prof. William
D. Revelli..Guest artist for the pro-
gram will be concert pianist Corp.
Julian Leviton, of Fort Custer.
Also to be featured on the band's
portion of the progrom will be the
singing of a special male octet, pre-
senting an orchestral cantata "As
America Sang," narrated by Prof.
Hardin Van Deursen of the School of
Music.
A campus talent show, with a $25
War Bond waiting for the most popu-
lar 'contestant, will get under way
immediately after the cantata. A
change of mood will bring forward
the only non-musical act of the eve-
ning-a bona fide exhibition of "black
magic," to be wrought by the mystic
wand of Henry Vinkemulder, '44.
The program will be completed by a
--p- .f . - ~ +, 'a Al A M

U.S. Planes
Blast Enem
F a
in Solomons
Buildings Destroyed,
Airdrome Shattered
as Yanks Follow Up
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28.- Ameri-
can aircraft, striking heavily at Japa-
nese bases in the northwestern Solo-
mons, were reported by the Navy to-
day to have destroyed all buildings in
the Munda area of New Georgia Is-!
land and blasted the Kahili airdrome
on the Island of Bougainville.
Ground operations around Ameri-
can positions-ton Gu0dalcanal Island
were limited to local skirmishes. In a
series of these actions our patrols
killed 50 Japanese and captured a
number of machine guns Friday about
six miles west of the American air-
field, a communique said.
Two enemy bombers made the third
straight night nuisance raid on
American positions on the island Fri-
day night. They dropped bombs near
the mouth of the Lunga River but
caused no damage.
In contrast with this greatly cur-
tailed enemy activity, the result of
smashing blows dealt the Japs in the
Solomons earlier this month, was a
report made here today by a Marine
combat engineer on the first two
months of the American occupation of
Guadalcanal.
Capt. Walter R. Lytz said the air-
field was repeatedly and accurately
bombed while he was there, although
damage was quickly repaired; that
day and night aerial attacks and
night naval bombardments were fre-
quent and that the Japanese on land
were constantly punching at the
American lines so that the engineers
completing and extending the airfield
sometimes had to fight all night and
then work all day.
- BULLETIN -
BOSTON, Nov. 29. (Sunday)-
(M)- Fire which flashed swiftly
among Saturday night merry-
makers in the Cocoanut Grove
Nightclub in the Back Bay district
killed an estimated 150 and injured
scores of others and some officials
at the disordered scene stimated the
death toll might rise still higher.
Police Chief Edward W. Fallon
said early today that the fatalities
might approach the 200 mark,
All bodies were believed removed
from the one and a half story bull-
ding by 1:15 (EWTf), three hours
after the first alarm, which was fol-
lowed by four others and cals for
all available ambulances, police cars
and physicians. Soldiers, sailors and
coast guardsmen assisted in carry.
ing out the dead.
Eye-witnesses said a cloud of
smoke burst among the dancers just
as the orchestra prepared to play
the Star Spangled Banner, open-
ing the floor show. Some said the
blaze apparently originated in the
kitchen; in the cellar, and spread
swiftly to the melody room, a lounge
also below street level.

Surprise jab
in Northwest
Blasts Enemy
Five Divisions Routed,
10,000 Are Killed;
Germans Repulsed
on Stalingrad Front
By HENRY C. CASSIDY
Associated Press Correspondent
MOSCOW, Nov. 29..(Sunday)--The
Russians ann6unced today that a sur-
prise offensive on the northwest front
had killed 10,000 German troops, rout-
ed five divisions, "liberated more than
300 populated places" and broken
wide gaps in German fortifications
less than 90 miles from the old Lat-
vian border.
A special communique issued by the
Soviets said that the Red Army had
broken through to a "strongly forti-
fied defense zone of the enemy" and
that-sin=the area of the town of Yell-
ie Luki, which is 90 miles from Lat-
via,' "the German front has been
broken over aistance of 30 kilome-
ters (about 20 miles).
Take Railroads
The Russians have, in fact, pushed
on to the west of Velikie Luki, for the
communique said the rail line between
Velikie Luki and Novosokoliniki, 25
miles to the west of that city, had
been broken, as well as the line from
Velikie Luki to Nevel, 35 miles south-
west of Velikie Luk.
The Germans already have broad-
cast that heavy operations were in
progress on the noithwest front but
the Russians kept silent until the
paean of triumph early today.
In sum, the Russians announced
these victories in their new offensive
while the Red Army was cutting deep-
er into the German lines in the Sta-
lingrad fighting:
About 10,000 enemy dead left on
the battlefield;.
Four infantry divisions and one
tank division iof the Germans sent
reeling in utter rout;
More than 300 populated places
liberated;
Three key rail lines broken: the line
from Velikie Luki-Novosokoliniki and
Velikie Luki-Nevel lines and the road
from Rzhev to Vyazma, 75 mles south
of Rzhev;
Front Blasted
The German front blasted over a
distance of 30 kilometers (about 20
miles) in the area of Velikie Luki;
The enemy front, broken in three
places west of Rzhev, which is 125
milessnorthwest of Moscow and 140
miles east of Velikie Luki; and
An advance in all indicated direc-
tions over a depth of from 12 to 30
kilometers (8 to '0 miles).
Kletskaya, which dominates the
northern side of the Don bend oppo-
site Surovikino, was described as a
heap of ruins, with 760 houses de-
stroyed and only seven of its original
inhabitants surviving the three-
month battle for its possession. The
Germans had erected a strong defense
system about the city in the forii of
successive lines of trenched running
back one to two miles.
As the German, thrown back east-
ward of the Don, saw the giant Rus-
sian trap snapping shut and threaten-
ing almost momentarily to cut off
their line of retreat to the south, they
launched repeated counter-attacks,
Adamic Talk
Is Tomorrow

Louis Adamic, noted author and
consultant to the Defense Commis-
sion in Washington, will present the
third lecture in this year's annual
Oratorical Association Series at 8:15
p.m. tomorrow in Hill Auditorium.
He will tell his audience that "Tol-
eration Is Not Enough."
A firm belever in the American
Dream, Adamic thinks that we have
forgotten our ideals and is carrying
on a personal crusade to end the "psy-

STUDENTS JAM WAR INFORMATION CENTER:
Questions on Draft Are Answered

By JOHN ERLEWINE
Long lines of students continued
to jam the War Information Center
seeking facts and advice from ques-
tion-harrassed Gerald L. Poor, as
draft questionnaires stirred new
draft eligibles and procrastinators
into activity.
War Information Center officials,
having served more than 3,000 stu-

rently rumored on the campus.
Q. Will a student be able to
choose a particular branch or arm
of service When called to active
duty;
A. Yes, if he is qualified for that
particular branch or arm selected,
and if there are openings in that
branch.
Q. Under what conditions will a

Services will permit them to grad-
uate and they will undoubtedly re-
main in school longer if enrolled in
the Enlisted Reserve Corps.
Q. Will the new draft bill effect
the operation of the Enlisted Re-
serve Corps Unassigned program?
A. No, as far as is now known.
Q. Will a student on probation,
remaining in college, be eligible to

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