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Youths to
for Draft
First Registration for
New 18-Year-Olds
Opens at Armory for
Week of Dec. 11-17
Selective Service registration for
those who have turned eighteen since
June will begin today at the Armory,
223 East Ann Street.
All male students in this group
should register with the Ann Arbor
Board which will forward all material
to the Selective Service Board at the
student's permanent home.
The registration office at'the Arm-
ory will. be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Those who were born on or after July
1, 1924, but not later than Aug. 31,
1924 should register any day during
the week commencing today and end-
ing Dec. 17. Those who were born on
or after September 1, 1924, but not
after Oct. 31, 1924, should register any
day during the week of Dec. 18-24.
Office at Armory
Those born between Nov. 1, 1924
and Dec. 31, 1924 must register dur-
ing the period of Dec. 26-31. During
the continuance of the war those
born on or after Jan. 1, 1925 shall
register the day they become eigh-
teen, provided that if such annivers-
ary falls on a Sunday or legal holiday
their registration shall take place on
the day following.
Students returning to their perma-
nent homes for Christmas vacation
can register with their local board at
that time provided that the' above
schedule did not call for an earlier
Recent Draft Law
Begins to Function
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. - () -
Youngsters who became 18 years old
in July and August of this year will
step up and register for the draft
during the week which begins to-I
The country over, they are to pre-
sent themselves at the offices of their
local draft boards, or if they are
traveling, they may register any-
where, and the papers will be for-
warded to their home board. If they
have more than one place of resi-
dence, they may take their choice.
The registration is intended to car-
ry out the purpose of the recently en-
acted law making 18- and 19-year-
olds subject to the draft. More than
a half million young men are in-,
cluded in this age group, but many,
of them have already enlisted.
Youths who became 18 before lastI
July have registered previously.
Be A Goodfellow-
Increase Field
West Quad May Sellr
Edition in Each House

Potential returns on Goodfellow
Daily sales were increased consider-1
ably yesterday as chances bettered
that residents of the West Quad-1
rangle will be contacted by salesmen1
of their own houses during Good-7
fellow Day, Monday, Dec. 14.t
Robert Barnes, '45E, newly elected
president of the West Quadrangle
Executive Council and president of
Adams House said last night that "I
think we can organize a sales cam-#
paign in the dorms, either on a floorf
by floor basis or by selling papers at
the entrance to the dining rooms at1
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Two University Coeds Share
School Work with Factory Job

American Soldiers Pay Visit to Battered Moroccan Fort

Japs Fight
to Escape
Buna Trap
Desperate Japanese
Night Counterattack
at Buna Collapses as
Allies Press Attack

If Hitler and Hirohito think all
American women are shirking their
part in the war effort, they better
think twice and look around, In the
direction of 815 E. Ann Street they'll
find two girls whose work should be
giving all totalitarians one sweet
Proudly showing-off a pair of blue
jeans, stiff with grease and metal
dust, Barbara Jenswold, '43, and
Gloria Nishon, '43, claim that to work
54 hours a week at a tool-grinding
machine and carry 16 hours of classes
at the same time, is "one heck of a
lot of fun."
War Work Ambitions
Early this summer when the girls
decided they weren't doing enough
war work and asked the Ann Arbor
Employment Bureau
about it, they be-
came the only two
women ever to work
in the shop of a
local grinder com-
pany, as well as the
only coeds on cam-
pus to tackle such
a schedule. "The
dividends are high," says Gloria, "for
we feel that we're helping the men in
the service whose places we are tak-
ing. It's a grand experience and good
for college kids."
When Gloria and Barbara applied
for jobs, they planned to do clerical
work, for 40 hours a .week, but soon
found themselves acting as "jack of
all trades" for factory men who were
called into the services.
Full Apprenticeship
Starting out as blueprinters and
record-keepers, they have beoome in
turn grease-monkeys, floor-sweepers,
fixture-cleaners and machine-wipers,
besides learning to read micrometers
and ruining fingernails on every ma-
chine in the shop. They even became
house-painters, painting an entire
new addition to the building by them-
selves. Lying on their backs to var-
nish shelves, mounting step-ladders
to fix window-frames, the girls claim
to have had more variety of exercise
than any PEM aspirant. Bruises and
banged-up toes still give twinges of

reminiscence for the days they lugged
50-pound steel fixtures, and a cut in
the hand here and there records a
slip of the surface-grinder machine
which they have been running this
"Our handsare a mess," mourns
Barb. "If anyone knows how to get
rid of this grease and dirt, let us
know. As for our clothes, they're so
full of metal-dust we're thinking of
sending them to the scrap drive."
Cooperative Living
Between shifts at the factory Barb
and Gloria manage their two-room-
plus-kitchenette apartment, Gloria
,ooking the meals on $6 a week and
Barb washing dishes. They do all
their own cleaning and shopping, and
share the telephone with their neigh-
bors. They get to classes as often as
possible and send apologies to teach-
ers who have been slighted. "Our
profs have really been swell," claim
the girls. "We study when we can
and carry our books to work for
lunch-hour cramming."
"As for our social life," says Barb,
"it's nil. We've figured out there are
two hours of leisure time left each
week," With their workshifts and
classes (Gloria has five 8 o'clocks)
seven hours a day are left for sleep.
The two hours of leisure each week
are spent trying to get hands clean
and taking in a movie once every two
Factory Life Interesting
But the girls find factory life far
from boring and have made real
friends among the workers. Practical
jokes liven up long hours at the ma-
chine and the bulletin board, crowded
with letters from drafted workers,
keeps them in touch with friends they
made this summer. "We get a real
satisfaction out of helping these
workers and our own men in the serv-
ice." Gloria's rare letter-writing
hours are spent sending letters to the
Army Air Corps, while Barb's con-
nection are with a parachutist in the
The girls sum all their war work
up as a "tough schedule but we love'
it-and some day we'll figure out
when the studying is going to get

As "Old Glory" waves in the background two A merican sentries march near a battered fort at Port
Lyautey, near Rabat, French Morocco, after Allied troops occupied that sector of the African theatre.
The irregular structure of the fort walls somewhat s uggests that a little resistance was offered by Axis
soldiers before the fort was taken.,


of Victory Ball
Are Announced
MacRitchie, Templin
to Meet for Planning
Combination Dance
All eligibility discrepancies were
cleared up yesterday, and the Men's
Judiciary Council announced last
night that Bob Templin, '43, and Bill
MacRitchie, '44, will co-chairman
Victory Ball as a result of Wednes-
day's voting.
According to present plans, Victory
Ball, the combined dance designed to
take the place of J-Hop and Senior
Ball, will be held between semesters.
As yet these plans are tentative, and
the co-chairmen will meet in the
near future to formulate definite ar-
Seniors in the literary college who
were elected are: Bob Templin, Jeff
Solomon, Bill Loughborough, Shirley
Altfield, and Hilda Johnson.
The junior class of the literary col-
lege placed Bill MacRitchie, Merv
Pregulman, Jean Whittemore, Jane
Prichard, and Mildred Otto on the
Chuck Dotterrer, '44, and Bill De-
Courcy, '43, were the junior and sen-
ior elected in the engineering college.
The combined colleges of Archi-
tecture, Pharmacy, and Forestry
elected one junior, Arnold Agree. The
senior representative from these col-
leges, Jane Ranahan, '43E, was auto-
matically declared elected Tuesday
when her candidacy wasn't contested.

Opens Today
Michigan State and 4
Big Ten Schools Will
Send Representatives
Four Big Ten schools and Michigan
State will definitely have representa-!
tives at the Manpower conference to-
day, two will probably send delegates,
and the other three probably will send
no delegates to the meeting, accord-
ing to reports late last night.
The four schools that will definite-
ly be represented are Northwestern!
University, Ohio State University,
Purdue and Illinois. Minnesota and
Wisconsin may participate, while
Chicago, Indiana and Iowa have not
announced that any delegates would
be sent.
After a meeting with Clark Tib-
bitts, director of the University War
Board and Manpower Director Mary
Borman at which the 'purposes of
the conference and the functions of
the Manpower organizations will be:
discussed, the delegates will meet
with Manpower Corps executives to
discuss problems in organizing cam-
puses for war work.
Toilers Strip Boilers
of Bricks-No Kicks
Bricks, bricks, bricks-these were
all Manpower Corps salvage workers
have seen for the past two days as
they were removing the brick lining
from two six-ton steam boilers in the
West Engineering Building.
Each boiler stands two and 'one
half stories high, and each has been
completely stripped of bricks in the'
process of making them ready for
War Production Board inspection this'

Germans Lose
Men, Tanks in
Russian Battle'
Nazi Counterattack Is
Checked by Red Army
MOSCOW, Dec. 11. (Friday)--(P)--
Thousands of German troops sup-
ported by scores of tanks charged
from their ice-covered fortifications
yesterday in sustained counterattacks
on the central and Stalingrad fronts,
but the Russians said they destroyed
at least 3,500 Nazis and 50 tanks, and
held firmly to the wedges they have
driven into German positions.
"At the cost of heavy losses the
enemy succeeded in advancing slight-
ly" in an undisclosed sector on the
central front, the midnight Russian
communique conceded. But it added:
"All attempts by the Germans to de-
velop their success were frustrated
by our units.
"In these engagements the Ger-
mans suffered great losses in men
and material. Forty crippled or
burned out tanks were left by them
on the battlefield. Nine German air-
craft were shot down in air combats
and two were destroyed by anti-air-
craft fire."
The Germans used 60 tanks in this
counterattack and lost two-thirds of
them. Presumably this strong Nazi
effort occurred somewhere between
Rzhev and Velikie Luki, the two
points northwest of Moscow where
the heaviest fighting has been going

WMC Freezes
Jobs in.Detroit1
660,000 Must Have
Clearance to Change
DETROIT, Dec. 10.- (/P)- With
the acquiescence of labor and man-
agement the War Manpower Commis-
sion today announced an employment
stabilization plan that in effect freez-
es some 660,000 war-essential workers
in the Detroit area in their jobs.
Asserting that "unnecessary labor
turnover hinders war production,"
the plan, effective immediately, stip-
ulates that workers, even some en-
gaged in such occupations as agricul-
ture, food processing and communi-
cations services, must obtain clear-
ances from former employers before
leaving one job for another.
The program will be implemented
by agreement on the part of employ-
ers not to hire or solicit workers from
other essential industries within the
area unless the applicant presents a
certificate of release from his most
recent employer or from the review
unit of the United States Employment
Certain conditions are outlined un-
der which employes may move from
one job to another. These include in-
stances where a worker is competent
to perform higher skilled work than
his current employer is able or willing
to provide and where the worker is
employed at wages or conditions sub-
stantially less fagorable than those
prevailing in the community for the
kind of work performed.

.Allies Prepare
for Lunge at
Axis in 'Tunisia
Final Stroke Mapped
as Rains Cause Lull
NORTH AFRICA, Dec. 11. (Friday)
(P)- Big German Junkers troop
carriers towing gliders with addi-
tional Axis soldiers were reported
yesterday: flying into Central Tuni-
sia in an effort to halt the advance
of U.S. parachute troops threaten-
ing to sever Axis communications
between Tunisia and Libya.
LONDON, Dec. 10.- (M)- Fighter
planes urgently needed by the Allies
to clear the skies for their final full-
scale lunge against the Axis in Tu-
nisia were reported pouring into ad-
vance bases in "assembly line style"
today, but heavy rains created a tem-
porary lull in ground fighting in that
sector, broken only by patrol action.
The Morocco radio reported that
Allied forces had resumed the of-
fensive in the Tebourba-Mateur sec-
tor, but there was no confirmation
from Allied headquarters. Fighting
patrols and parachute troops were
reported to be busy around the clock,
though, and one detachment of Allied
parachutists was said to have cut
Axis. supply routes south of Tunis
and to have carried out crippling de-
molitions within 10 miles of the cap-
ital city.

By The Associated Press
AUSTRALIA, Dec. 11. (Friday)-The
collapse of a counterattack by Japa-
nese ground troops trapped at Buna
and confirmation of reports that the
Allies' have occupied all of Gona on
northeast New Guinea's shore were
announced today in General Douglas
MacArthur's noon communique.
Of Buna, where the Allies now are
in position to throw strength hithert
divided between that point and Gona
some 12 miles up the coast, the com
munique stated:
Bitter Fighting
"A night counterattack by the en-
emy in the Buna area collapsed under
our fire. Bitter hand to hand fighting
ensued throughout the position in a
struggle for pillbox-type enemy ma-
chine-gun emplacements. Our Air
Force continued in direct support of
the action."
Of Gona, it said: "The Gona area
has been completely occupied by our
With the fall of Gona, announced
by Prime Minister John Curtin of
Australia, the surviving Japanese gar-
rison of the ambitious force that in
mid-summer threatened the main
Allied base of Port Moresby, on the
south coast of New Guinea, was left
holding only a few miles of bomb-torn
ground at Buna.
Bombers Attack
That Buna could hold out much
longer against American forces al-
ready at its outskirts and fighting
bitterly for possession of its airfield
was doubtful. Dispatches from that
sector said American troops were en-
trenched at two places at one end of
the Buna landing field, with Japanese
blazing away from the other end. Al-
lied bombers were reported raking
the narrow Japanese-held zone be-
tween the air field and the sea.
Be A Goodfelow
RIAF Bombers
Shatter Turin
Second Knockdown
Blow Reigns Terror
LONDON, Dec. 10.- ()- A strong
force of 200 to 300 big RAF bombers
cascaded explosives ranging up to 4-
ton super block-busters on still-smok-
ing Turin last night for the second
successive terror-striking knockdown
blow and the sixth within a month
on the northern Italian royal arsenal
The Italians again admitted that
many buildings were damaged and
fires were extensive. They said qas-
ualties for last night were still 'un-
counted but that for the previous
night's attack on Turin they were
now shown to be 75 killed, 112 wound-
In the latest one-two punch aimed
at knocking out a great area of in-
dustrial northern Italy, the RAF sent
over a "force" on Tuesday night fol-
lowed by last night's "strong force."
The losses in British planes for the
two nights were, respectively, one and
three bombers, and last night a Lan-
caster's gunner bagged one Italian
-IBe A Goodfelow
Army Officer Is
Held for Sedition
SEATTLE, Dec. 10.- ()- Arrest
of an unidentified Army officer at
Fort Lewis was reported tonight by
the post-intelligencer in an investiga-
tion at the fort "into what is reported
to have been an organized attempt to
vilify President Roosevelt."
"T" 'hrr#f' er1,'l ' T +an -r .,tl A4

Houses Reject. Ban On Hell Week

Campus fraternity presidents,
meeting at their regular monthly ses-
sion, last night turned "thumbs
down" on the proposal to abolish in-
formal fraternity initiations-the so-
called hell week-for the duration.
However, although sentiment
among the house presidents was near-
ly 100 per cent in favor of continuing
to hold these initiations, no formal
vote was taken for the records be-
cause "hell week" was officially
banned several years ago by the exec-
utive committee of the Interfratern-
ity Council and by the Student Af-
fairs Committee.
The meeting did agree. however,

The fraternity pledges themselves
concurred with the house presidents'
decision, because in a survey made
yesterday of campus pledges, eight
out of 10 declared themselves opposed
to abolition of hell week.
But, more important, every pledge
interviewed emphasized that the in-
formal initiations could be put to bet-
ter purposes, such as that of helping
the Manpower, Mobilization Corps.
The pledges were asked, "Do you
favor elimination of hell week, and
if not, do you think that the haz-
ing itself should be disregarded in
favor of something more profitable
antl constructive?"

certainly be put to more profitable
Robert Wallace, pledge of Phi Delta
Theta, said: "The informal initiations
help us to know the actives better,
but I wouldn'tobe particularlyesorry
if they did ban them. Instead, it
would be a good idea to let the pledges
spend their hell weeks in helping the
Manpower Corps."
Yet, Ed Cole, Delt pledge, was a
dissenter, for he agreed that the ini-
tiations should be shelved. He said,
"They're a lot of fun but should be
done away with for the duration. The
pledges should do something con-
structive instead like aiding Man-
power Corns."

Soviet Supplies Will Be Bought
with Russian Bazaar Proceeds

Ukrainian songs, accompanied by

Medical supplies, clothing and.I

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