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VOL. LIII No. 51 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 1942

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Allies hatter erman Attacks In

Pledges Initiate Goodfellow

Drive

Death Scene of Two Jap Bombs

Tunisia
ersS
American
Blast Axis
Bizerte, Tunis Battles
Are Joined in Decisive
CLast-Ditch Campaign
Y for Control of Africa

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Campus,
City Sale
oln .Dec. 14
An auspicious beginning to the
eighth Annual Goodfellow Drive was
made last night as fraternities, sor-
orities and cooperative houses pledged
themselves to sizeable contributions
to the fund before the day of actual
sales of the Goodfellow Daily, Mon-
day, Dec. 14.
Of 35. fraternities, 19 sororities and
8 cooperative houses contacted by the
Goodfellow Committee yesterday,
each one promised to mail a check to
the Goodfellow Drive, addressed to
the Student Publications Building.
Emphasizing the need for contri-
butions from campus organizations
before the day of Goodfellow Daily
sales if the $1,675 goal is to be met,
George Sallade, '43, chairman of the
campaign, said yesterday that many
contributions have already been re-
ceived and urged that more be sent
in 'as soon as possible.
Funds raised by the Drive will be
allocated.to the Family Welfare Bur-
eau, the Goodwill Fund and the Text-
book Lending Fund. Suffering caused
by a lack of good .housing conditions
makes success of the' Goodfellow
Drive necessary, investigation by the
Goodfellow Committee has, revealed.
With downtown areas and the cam-
pus set to be covered by Manpower
Corps members'and fraternity and
sorority members respectively, only
the Ann Arbor factory area is with-
out salesmen. Plans are in formation
to provide student salesmen for this
region,

Annual Galens
Tag Sale Will
Open Tomorrow
24 Medical Students
Will Cover Campus
in 14th Yearly Drive
Twenty-four hard working medical
students, members of Galens, honor-
ary medical society, will brave the
weather tomorrow and Saturday to
form a "bucket brigade" for contri-
butions to provide amusement and
entertainment for children in the
University Hospital.
Under the direction or Karle Slat-
myer, this fourteenth annual fund-
raising campaign will attempt to bet-
ter last year's record when the medi-
cos stood in the snow for two days to
raise an all-time high of $2,100.
The pennies you drop in the Galens
pails will provide many happy hours
for some 90 bed-ridden and semi-in-
valid children. Contributions are
used primarily to equip and maintain
the ninth-floor workshop, where the
boys and girls spend many afternoons
painting, sawing and learning to
operate complex power tools.
The money is also used for the an-
nual Galens Christmas party, which
includes entertainment, a Christmas
tree, gifts and a Santa Claus to pass
out stockings to each of the youthful
patients.
Although the public sale of tags
is scheduled for tomorrow and Sat-
urday, sororities and fraternities will
participate in an advance sale today.
The first day of the public campaign
will be concentrated in the Univer-
sity area.

Red Army Pares Nazis,
Killing 3,800 in Drive

'ONE-MAN AIR FORCE':
Buzz Wagner, First American
Ace of War, Missing 3 Days

By HENRY C. CASSIDY j
Associated Press Correspondent
MOSCOW, Dec. 3. (Thursday)-(R),
-The Red Army punched more holes,
in the German lines between Velikie
Luki and Rzhev on the central front
yesterday and captured a strategic
height southwest of Stalingrad in a
continuing joint offensive that left
more than 3,800 dead Nazis in its
wake, the Russians announced today.
The toll of Nazi killed and captured
in two weeks has mounted to more
than 166,000 on the basis of Russian
announcements. Hundreds of tanks
have been knocked out, and vast
piles of equipment captured in drives
Large'.Tugboat
Goes Down in
Icy Lake Erie
Full 14 Man Crew Lost;
Weather Halts Rescue
CLEVELAND, Dec. 2.-()-In the
worst disaster on treacherous Lake
Erie since 1936, the 94-ton tug Ad-
miral plunged beneath icy wind-
swept waves today, drowning her
crew of 14.
Hampered by adverse weather,
Coast Guard cutters sought mean-
while to rescue the 19 crew members
of the 250-foot barge Cleveco. The
barge was under the Admiral's tow.
when the tug went down a dozen
miles northwest of Cleveland.
The Ceveco drifted all day in
stormy, well-below freezing tempera-
tures as the Coast Guard kept track
of the barge.
The tug's crew probably had no
chance to escape because of the swift-
ness of her sinking.
Members of the Admiral's crew
were listed by the operators as:
Capt. John O. Swanson, 42, of
River Rouge, master; William R.
Cowan, 31, of Cleveland, first mate;
Harold Hannien, 36, Cleveland, sec-
ond mate; William D. Rocks, 56,
Cleveland, chief engineer; Francis
Shannon, 36, Ashtabula, O., first as-
sistant engineer; Bert Haahr, 36, De-
troit, second assistant engineer.
John Tierney, 21, John O'Connor,
34, and John Cahill, 37, all of Cleve-
land, wheelsmen.
Neil Chambers, 23, and George
Chambers, 25, and Alexander Bald-
win of Port Huron, firemen.
Jerry Girard, 41, Chicago, utility
man, and Robert J. Dundon, 55,
Cleveland, steward.
FDIR Granted New'
War Tariff Power
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.- ()- A
measure giving President Roosevelt
wartime powers to suspend tariff reg-
ulations successfully weathered a
death-sentence test in the House
Ways and Means Committee today,
but there were mounting signs that
stiff opposition from the Congres-
sional Farm Bloc lay ahead.
The committee voted 13-7 against
tabling the legislation.
Such tabling, in addition to giving
the measure a slow death this year,
would likely have meant added diffi-
culties for it next year when a new
Congress takes over with increased
Republican strength.

that slackened somewhat in some'
sectors so the Russians could consoli-
date their positions on the snow-cov-
ered steppes.
Hill Captured
The hilltop stormed and captured
southwest of Stalingrad was not iden-
tified in the regular midnight com-
munique, but earlier the newspaper
Red Star said that Yuzhnaya fHeigh
had fallen to the Russians. That hill
had dominated the southern ap-
proaches to Stalingrad and the Ger-
mans had used itfor weeks both for
valuable artillery and observation
posts.
Several inhabited localities were re-
ported seized by the Russians, but
their names were not disclosed.
The Russians again spoke of "stub-
born enemy resistance" on both
fronts, but said that 2,500 Nazis fell
yesterday in two battles between Vel-
ikie Luki and Rzhev where the Red
Army again "forged ahead."' Nine-
teen enemy. tanks were crippled; and
12 guns, eight tanks, eight mortars,
several hundred motor vehicles and
other material were captured, the
communique said.
Radio Acknowledges
(The German radio acknowledged
"local Russian successes" at Bely, well1
inside the Velikie Luki-Rzhev-vyaz-
ma triangle on the central front, and
also at Demyansk, southeast of Lake
Ilmen, a sector thus far not men-
tioned by the Russians. The Germans
also suggested another powerful Rus-
sian offensive was brewing southeast
of Voronezh, between the present ac-
tive theaters. The Nazis told of1
a heavy concentration of Russian
forces and equipment in the Butur-j
linovka-Kalach-Pavlovsk triangle be-
low Voronezh and said Nazi airmen
already were attacking there.)
Noted Speakers
Will Consider
Phost=-War Er
Thomas, Russell Will
Give Lecture Here
As part of an effort to focus the
attention of a war-conscious campus
on the necessity for post-war plan-
ning, the second annual Intercol-
legiate Post-War Conference will of-
fer talks by Norman Thomas, four
times candidate for President, and
Bertrand Russell, widely known phi-
losopher and mathematician.
Thomas will speak at 8 p.m. Friday
at the Rackham Auditorium on "The
Relation of the Individual to the
State in the Post-War World."tRus-
sell's talk, which will end the Con-
ference, will be delivered at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, also at the Rackham Audi-
torium. His topic will be "Interna-
tional Government."
Representatives from 29 Michigan
colleges and universities have been
invited to attend the Conference and
to participate in the three panel dis-
cussions that have been scheduled for
Saturday afternoon. Faculty mem-
bers who will take part in the panels
on various phases of post-war plan-
ning include Profs. Mentor Williams,
Preston Slosson, Earl Cissel, Harlow
Whittemore and John Worley. Also
scheduled to speak on a panel is
Prof. Lewis Corey of Antioch College.
There will be no admission charge
for the panel discussions. Ticket sales
Turn to Page 2, Col. 4

-Associated Press Photo
The death of two Jap bombers in the naval battle off the Santa
Cruz Island last month is recorded here. One plane (splash, right) has
just hit the water, while the second is headed vertically down. A U.S.
cruiser is seen in the background.
IT'S BETWEEN SEMESTERS:
Victor Ball to Replace J-Hop,
Senior Dance as War Measure.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.- (/P)-
"Buzz Wagner,Nthe "one-man air
force" and the first American ace of
this war, has been missing three days
on a routine flight from an Army
air base in Florida to Maxwell Field,
Ala.
A War Department announcement
today- said he took off from Elgin
Field, Fla., Nov, 30 and has been un-
reported since. An extended search
still is under way. Wagner, under-
stood here to be flying a single-en-
gined pursuit plane, may have been
forced down in the Gulf of 'Mexico.
Commanding a squadron of P-40's
in the Philippines when the war
started, Lieut, Boyd D. Wagner sho.t
down five enemy planes and led his
squadron in attacks that destroyed
24 more on the ground before the
conflict was two weeks old. He and
his companions tossed hand grenades
from the cockpits of their pursuit
planes at the invading Japanese, car-
ried bombs in their laps and sank
three small transports by flying over
them time after time and shooting
them full of machine-gun bullet
holes.
As the small number of American
planes on the Island of Luzon gradu-
ally was destroyed, Wagner-who had
won the Distinguished Service Cross
for extraordinary heroism in an at-
tack at Vigan-was ordered to Aus-
tralia. In one dogfight, a bullet had
shattered his windshield and seht a
sliver of glass into his eye.
The wound brought him the award

of the Purple Heart, but-coupled
with his combat experience-restrict-
ed his own flying and brought him
an assignment in Australia instruct-
ing new pilots just arrived from the
United States in combat tactics
against the Japanese.
to Be Off ered
Chuben1ko, the famed guerrilla
leader of the Ukraine will be por-
trayed by Lev Sverdlin in the Rus-
sian film, "Guerrilla Brigade" which

In a precedent-smashing move, the i
Men's Judiciary Council announced L
today that J-Hop, long-standing tra- n
dition on the Michigan Campus, will L
be replaced this year by a Junior-a
Senior .,Victory Ball' that will com-v
bine J-Hop and the Senior Ball. S
Although the date as yet .tenta-:
tive, the dance will be held between 1
semesters, the usual time for J-Hop.
Among other reasons, the dance has
been scheduled for this time to enablee
Seniors graduating in February to
attend their last major social func-
tion on campus.
In previous years the two affairs
have been leading campus activities.
They have brought bands such as
Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Glen
Miller, Raymond Scott and Jimmy
Lunceford to play in the Intramural
Building, made festive for the occa-
sion.
Petitioning for committee members
who will choose the name band forl
this year and make the arrangementst
will begin today and continue tomor-F
row. Petitions must be picked up att
the Student Offices of the Union be-t
tween 3 and 5 p.m. They will be dueI
back at the Student Offices not later
than noon Monday.1
According to the plans of the Ju-t
diciary Council, the Junior and Sen-
'HOME FRONT':
Information t
Center Set Up 1
in West Quad1
With the establishment of an infor-
mation center in the West Quad, the1
Manpower Corps yesterday made the
first move in its new campaign to1
"clean up the home front."
The information center, which is
to serve as a clearing house between
the Quad and the Corps, is staffed
by three representatives of the West;
Quad-Charles Diehl, Bob Pondero
and Bob Barnes.
Fourteen men have already signed
up to help out in the West Quad's
kitchen and dining room. More will
be signed up as soon as the volunteers
can find spare time, Head-man Marv
Borman said yesterday.
A survey of all eating places in Ann
Arbor has already been completed
and Borman said the statistics of
hours, wages and how much help is
needed will be used as a reference to
sign up volunteer workers.
"We're going to try to keep every
eating place in town open," Borman
said, "but we're going to concentrate
on the campus first. It's encouraging
to note that all the fellows who have
signed up to date aren't interested
in the money they'll earn."
He said that additional workers
will h furnished at the telephone

By BLAKE SULLIVAN
Associated Press Correspondent
LONDON, Dec. 2.- (P)- Superbly-
equipped and" desert -toughened
American streamlined armored forces
spearheaded Allied action today in
hurling back the heaviest German
counter-attack of the Tunisian cam-
paign as Allied troops pressed forward
on Bizerte and Tunis under the pro-
tecton of increasing aerial forays.
A dispatch from Wes Gallagher,
Assbciated Press correspondent at the
headquarters of the Allied forces in
North Africa, guoted a headquarters
spokesman as saying that the Ameri-
cans "played a big part in repulsing
the German equnter-attacks at Ter-
boura," a rail junction within 35 miles
off Bizerte.
U.S. Planes Attack

or receiving the most votes in theN
Literary School election will co-chair-X
man the Ball. n.
Aside from the. two top men, .the2
Literary School will be entitled to six
additional representatives, three ofY
whom must be Juniors and three.
Seniors. The Engineering School will
choose four members, two Jniors
and two Seniors. One, member .'will
be selected to represent the schoolsc
of Art and Music and one more from i
among the schools of Pharmacy,'For-]
estry and Education.
Miussolini Says',
Italy Will Fig;ht'
to End of War.,
By The Associated Press
LONDON, Dec. 2.-Benito Musso-
lini, coughing and puffing defiance
through a long speech in answer to
Prime Minister Churchill's threat to
bomb Italy out of the war, admitted
to his countrymen today that Italy
had been forced into a conflict by
"the belligerents" but assured the
people that they now would fight on
to the end.
"I have a vague impression that
the Italian people want to hear me,"
he said.
Then he told them that the Ger-
mans "have beaten the Russians,"
that "victory cannot fail to come to
the Axis" and that he "was not sur-
prised by the (Allied) invasion of
North Africa."
Of the imminent Allied threats to
Italy from North Africa, the contin-
uing bombings of the country from
British home bases and the added
raids promised by Churchill from
newly acquired airfields across the
Mediterranean, Mussolini said:
"There now is no longer an ex-
ternal and internal front; there is
but one front.
"All who can leave must leave our
cities. A nightly exodus must also
be arranged from cities so only fight-
ing personnel remains.
"We have spent hundreds of mil-
lions of lire on shelters that can resist
tie biggest bombs.
Turn to Page 2, Col. 3
You Don't Have to
Ride in Box Cars Yet
Those boys who used to work on
the railroads will tell you that travel
will be suspended soon, but they don't
know.
Here's what the Michigan Central
Railroad will tell you if you ask about
reservations:
Reservations will not be made for
the Mercury between Dec. 16 through
Dec. 20 simply because it has already
been filled.
Pullman reservations may still be
made on most trains.

PAmerican medium bombersescort-
et" Wy P-38 fighters, assaulted the
Tunis airdrome in the fifth Allied
raid on that field in 44 hours. At
least 12 Axis bombers and transports
were destroyed on the ground, the
pilots reported.
With the decisive battle for Bi-
zerte and Tunis thus joined, Allied
headquarters reported the Germans
had suffered "heavy losses" in their
unsuccessful counter-attack.
In the continuing action, United
States P-38 pursuit planes were re-
ported to have, knocled out a number
of German tanks in the Djedeida area
near- Tunis.
Bombs;Hit Tunis
There also were reports of heavy
action around Mateur, 12 miles
southwest of Bizerte, as the Allied
column drove on toward the coast to
cleave the naval base from Tunis, the
capital.
The Allied Headquarters Communi-
que today said Allied bombers were
keeping up their assaults on the air-
fields at Tunis and Bizerte.
Light bombers and fighters also
are operating in support of the for-
ward troops, the communique said. It
acknowledged the loss of five planes
but declared that seven enemy air-
craft were destroyed.
Turn to Page 2, Col. 5
Allies May Get
Dakar Without
Use of. Arms.
LONDON, Dec. 2.- ( )- The Al-
lies appeared tonight to be on the
verge of acquiring Dakar without
bloodshed for use as an anti-sub-
marine base and of obtaining a valu-
able part of the French fleet there
on the bulge of West Africa, which
once was considered a potential dag-
ger pointed at Brazil.
The decision throwing Dakar open
to Allied use was expected to come
out of conferences in Algiers among
Pierre Boisson, the one-legged gov-
ernor-general of French West Africa,
Admiral Jean Darlan and the Allied
Army and Navy commands in French
Africa.
Informed sources believed the use
of Dakar by the Allies was a certainty,
with only the extent to be determined;
and naval quarters were quick to
point out the advantages. In Dakar's
excellent harbor, they said, small
craft such as corvettes, destroyers
and motorboat submarine chasers
could be based and serviced, since
naval facilities there are in first class
shape.
14 Men Lost as
Navy Boat Sinks
NEWPORT, R.I., Dec. 2.- (M)-- A
Navy Liberty boat, filled with men
returning from shore leave, capsized
in Narragansett Bay early today and
between 14 and 21 sailors were lost.
Two sailors, J. B. Kelly and L. J.
Hinsen, both seamen second class,

Allied Airmen
Bag 23 Zeros
Ground Forces Hold
Trap in New Guinea
ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN
AUSTRALIA, Dec. 3. (Thursday)-
(P)- Allied airmen have downed 23
Jap Zeros. and driven off a naval
convoy which attempted to rehiforce
the entrapped Japs at Buna on the
northeast New guinea coast, the high
command announced today.

LEV SVERDLIN
is being offered by the Art Cinema
League in conjunction with the Rus-
sian War Relief Society at 8:15 p.m.
tomorrow through Sunday in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
"Guerrilla Brigade" was made in
Svirki, a small central Ukrainian
town, before the Nazi invasion, and
The dates for the Art Cinema
film, "Guerrilla Warfare," are to-

SHADES OF SIBERIA:
Earmuffs, Overcoats Appear
as Students Brave Zero Weather,

By MARK LIPPER\
"Brrrr--" was the password on
campus yesterday as students, bun-
dled in sweaters and overcoats and
sporting ear muffs trudged to classes
through icy snows in 10 degree

the only ones who complained. There
were several professors and towns-
people who were forced to walk to
work because of gasoline rationing.
One brave motorist who "took a
chance" ran out of gas on State
ctrp~ lat las nig ,. "'ve nt ento

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