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Allied Force
under Clark
African Drive on Tun
Bizerte, in Preparatio
French Score Success
on German Tank For
By The Assqciated Press
Africa, Jan. 5.- Indicating sprog
in the organization of the huge Al:
force that is being geared for the
tack on Tunis and Bizerte, A1:
headquarters announced tonight t
the United States Fifth Army b
been activated and Lieut.-Gen. M
W. Clark placed in command oft
new force.
""Gen.rClark is the 4-year-old hi
of the secret agent thriller who v'isi
North Africa by submarine tli
weeks before the Allied landings a
held a secret rendezvous with Fre
Clark's Post Vacant
His post of Deputy Commander-
Chief to Lieut.-Gen. Dwight D. Eis
bo'Wer now is vacant, the announ
ment said.
(Presumably the announcem
means that a large United Sts
Army of several divisions has b
organized through its various ra
and is ready to take its place alo
side the British First Army of Li
Gen. K. A. N. Anderson in Tunisi
Tfn military terms an "Army" n
mean a force as little as two or th
divisions though it usually is m
larger and may be as large ast
British Eighth Army in Libya wh
usually is estimated to have 10 or
Meanwhile, an. Allied commun<
said French forces in the Fondc
a'ea, 50 miles southwest of Sousse
central Tunisia, had scored a tell
defeat Sunday on the German t
fbrce- which made a surprise thr
there. The action was first announ
German Tank Loss Great
Running unexpectedly into Am
can-made anti-tank guns in 1
hands of the French and coming
der an effective bombing and strafe
attack of the U.S. Air Force, the G
mans lost between 12 and 15 tai
and were forced to retire, the co
nunique said.
Ten of the tanks were destroyed
the air attack and the rest by t]
anti-tank guns.
Reports from the sector said I
French were holding a command
hill south of Fondouk and that t
enemy was regrouping about th:
miles to the east. "












Women s


Meeting Opens
- -



Two Associate Professors in
Engmeering Relieved of Duties

Two associate professors in the
University Engineering English De-
partment apparently have been re-
lieved of their active teaching duties,
but immediate causes of the action
could not be determined last night.
The men involved are Associate
Professors Carl E. Dahlstrom and
Christian F. Wenger.
Students from classes taught by
both men told The Daily that at 9:30
a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30, the clas-
ses were interrupted and dismissed
with the comment that the teachers
had been relieved of their teaching
These students said that new in-
structors had been in charge of their
classes since that time.
Profs. Dahlstrom and Wenger re-
fused to discuss their position last
night, but Prof. A. D. Moore, chair-
man of the Senate Advisory Commit-
tee said the committee had received
a petition from the two men asking
that their cases be reviewed. The
committee is a faculty body with pow-
er to review petitions presented by
any faculty member on matters such
as tenure and salary.
Assistant dean of the engineering
college, Prof. A. H. Lovell, declined
comment and said "the whole affair
is in the hands of the president's of-
fice." Dean Ivan C. Crawford at the
present time is in Washington.-
Prof. C. D. Thorpe, a member of,
the Senate Advisory Committee, indi-
cated that the two men were still re-
garded as non-teaching members of
the faculty. "I know the circumstan-

ces well," Prof. Thorpe said, "and
nobody has been dismissed."
That the matter has already been
brought to the attention of the Sen-
ate committee was confirmed by Prof.
Arthur S. Aiton, the secretary, who
"The situation has been brought to
our attention through this process-
Turn to Page 4, Col. 4
Rayburn Calls
for Resistance
to Bureaucrats
Acts for Cooperation
Preceding 1st Session
of 78th Congress
By The Associated Press;
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5.- Speaker
Rayburn (Dem.-Tex.) was reported
authoritatively tonight to have told
House Democrats, in executive ses-
sion, that Congress no longer would
bow to the demands of "bureaucrats"
and that the legislative branch of
government "must reassert itself."
The speaker's message-amounting,
'some of his listeners said, to a "dec-
laration of independence"-was de-
livered at the House Democratic cau-
cus on the eve of the opening session
tomorrow of the 78th Congress.
Rayburn Serves Notice
Some of those who heard him said
that Rayburn served blunt notice
that he would prevent legislation
from being laid upon his desk by
"bureaucrats" unless they first con-
ferred and gained the cooperation of
the leadership and the "proper com-
Rayburn was quoted as saying that
"department heads may come and go,
but Congress will live on long after
their departure"-that the depart-
ment heads are not elected officials
and do not represent the people, as
do members of the House and Senate.
President Consults Leaders
He was reported to have said that,
unlike the "bureaucrats," President
Roosevelt made a practice of consult-
ing Congressional leaders weekly on
all legislation he is seeking.
The speaker's conference statement
was interpreted in some quarters on
Capitol Hill as evidence that he
planned to take the initiative in hold-
ing together the reduced Democratic
majority by eliminating friction
which has developed among some of
its members over policies of some ad-
ministration departments and bur-
The 78th Congress, which may help
determine the course of world history
Turn to Page 4, Col. 6

Rol eof Women
in War Will Be
General Topic
Conferences to Be Held
in Rackham Building
Opening session of a three-day oc-
cupational conference designed to ac-
quaint the University of Michigan co-
ed with her part in the nation's war
effort will begin at 7:30 p.m. today
in the Rackham Building.
Entitled ."The Role of Women in
the War Effort", the conference will,
bring to campus experts in the fields
of business, industry and public ser-
vice who will discuss opportunities
for women in related fields both now
and after graduation.
All sessions are open to the public
and will be held in the Rackham
Ruthven to Preside
Pres. Alexander G. Ruthven will
preside at today's meeting and the
speakers will be Robert Goodwin, re-
gional director of the War Manpower
Commission in Cleveland; Montague
A. Clark, chairman of the War Man-
power Commission for the State of
Michigan and director of industrial
relations of the U.S. Rubber Co. in
Detroit; and Dean Alice Lloyd, who
will speak about the WAVES, WAACS
and SPARS.
Tomorrow at 3:30 the period will
be devoted to business training jobs
during and after the war.' Topics of
discussion will be machine operators,
secretaries and stenographers, stati-
cians, typists, purchasing agents, ac-
counting clerks; operation of posting,
adding, calculating, bookkeeping, car
and key punching machines, and blue
print reading.
Discuss Women's Jobs
Women's jobs in defense industries*
will be the object of discussion tomor-
row night while Friday's sessions will
concern social service jobs for women,
in the afternoon, and health service
jobs, in the evening.
The general theme of the confer-
ence will be dealt with in the opening
session with succeeding sessions being
devoted to more specific information.
Try addition to the general public,
men's and women's service clubs and
public schools in a radius of 75 miles
have been invited to attend.

Distinguished ,lying Cross A warded

Admiral Chester W. Nimitz pins the Distinguished Flying Cross on
Col. William A. Matheny (dark glasses) at Hickam Field, Hawaii, for
leading the American bombing attack on Jap-held Wake Island. At
right is Major Johnathon E. Coxwell of Billings, Mont., who got a similar
award. Col. Matheny is from Spokane, Wash., and Carrington, N. D.

of Giraud and
De Gaulle Seen
By The Associated Press
LONDON, Jan. 5.- In an effort to
unite the armed forces of the Fight-
ing French- and the Giraud govern-
ment in North Africa, Gen. Charles
De Gaulle may offer to postpone poli-
tical considerations if he can discuss
military problems with Gen. Henri
Such a discussion formula was con-
sidered likely here tonight since both
factions have as their immediate,
paramount objective a cooperative ef-
fort with the Allies to crush Axis arm-
While General De Gaulle's Christ-
mas Day proposal that he and Gen-
eral Giraud meet .on French soil
aroused keen interest in Algiers, there
was no comment or any indication if
or when a reply would be forthcom-
A Fighting French spokesman here
said he was "unable to comment" on
a report that De Gaulle had addressed
a new message to General Giraud rel-
ative to a meeting.
Political considerations which
might prove a stumbling block to such
a conference involve formation of a
unified French regime. De Gaullist
adherents have maintained that any
unified administration must be di-

Victor yVanities
to Star Happy
Jdoe, IBingay
It'll be the same old "boxes, boxes,
boxes" routine with a special "Victory
Vanities" twist a week from Friday
in Hill Auditorium.
And the occasion will be the IFC-
Panhel all-campus stunt show when
radio CKLW's Happy Joe Gentile and
his side-kick Ralph Bingay act as
Masters of Ceremony.
This announcement was made yes-
terday by Interfraternity Council
spokesman Bud Brown, '44E, who
emphasized that although Gentile
and Bingay weren't able to appear
for the University Band's Varsity
Night they have definitely promised
to be on hand when the 10 frater-
nity and sorority finalists vie with
each other in entertaining the ex-
pected crowd of 3,000.
The preliminary eliminations con-
test for "Victory Vanities" will be
held this Friday and Saturday. Ac-
cording to estimates made by Pete
Wingate, '43E, chairman of the show,
at least 30 houses will compete in
the elimination contest. This is in
addition to two independents' organ-
izations' acts which have also been
Also, from the final acts will be a
10-minute skit by Mimes, campus
honorary drama society. This act is
being given in place of the annual
Mimes' Union Opera which was for-
feited this year because of the war.
This Mimes members' act will not
be considered a part of the competi-
Touhy Doesn't Want
to Be a Jail Baby
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO, Jan. 5.- Roger Touhy's
lawyer, quoting the Bible, argued to-
day that the gangster's ninety-nine
year prison term would take him into
his second childhood and declared
that since it was illegal to imprison
an infant, "Touhy the Terrible"
should be turned loose.
The argument was one of several
nroducedb y Jnnh Hrrrinivton c- -

They Can Carry Tiris
Sort of Thing Too Far


Even the Physical Education for
Men Department is feeling the short-
age of males these days. Edna Sott
'46 received a notice yesterday in-
forming her that she had over cut
P.E.M. Miss Sott says she plans to
attend class faithfully from now on.

Workers End
Illegal 'Strike
in Ford Plant
Production Resume
When Tank Tester
Return to Chrysler
DETROIT, Jan. 5.- (A)- St
maintenance workers tonight h
the orders of their union lead
return to their jobs in the prod
foundry of the Ford Motor Com
Rouge Plant,! ending an unauth
walkout that made 9,000 war w
idle and interfered with product
armor plate for army tanks.
The maintenance men left
jobs last night, union spokesmen
apparently fearing that a new
pany plan for decentralization o
ervision would cost them their s
ity ratings.
United Automobile Workers+
leaders, whose advice the strike
regarded last night, promised
they would insist on "appropria
cipline" for the men responsib
the strike.
In ordering the workers ba
their jobs, Paul Ste.-Marie, pre
of UAW-CIO Local 600, said
sumption of production was "a
gation of our union and of our
bers to the men in Guadalcans
on the North African front."
A company spokesman de
that continued suspension of w
the Jefferson Avenue Plant
have forced the Chrysler Detroi
arsenal to close, as soon as i
vance bank of engines was exha
Dr. arver, NoLe(
Negro Scieni st, I
TUSKEGEE, Ala., Jan. 5.-(/
George Washington Carver, the
Negro scientist, died at 7:30 p.
day at his home at Tuskegee
Dr. Carver had been in
health for some months and wa
fined to his bed 4or the past 10
Born of slave parents, at Di
Grove, Mo., he was never sure
birth date, but once estimate
it was "about 1874."
He became a member of the'
gee Institute faculty in 1894 a
been attached to the negro it
finn nr cinpan

Allies Destroy
9 Jap "Ships
in Rabaul Raid
es Enemy Is Reported
s (Concentrating Armada
In Southwest Pacific
,riking By The Associated Press
heeded MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan. 6.
ers to (Wednesday)-Allied heavy bombers,
soaring out to attack shortly after an
uction ominous warning that the Japanese
pany's were assembling a huge armada in
iorized the southwest Pacific, sank or fired
orkers nine and perhaps 10 enemy ships at
tion of Rabaul in New Britain with a shower
of 1,000-pound bombs, Allied Head-
quarters reported today.
their Nine ships certainly and probably
n said, 10 aggregating 50,000 tons "were de-
cony- stroyed" in the raid on the vital har-
f sup- bor, the noon communique declared,
0Nior- with only one big bomber lost and six
Japanese planes downed in aerial
(CIO) combat over Rabaul.
is dis- Official Warns
t dais- The smashing raid was announced
ble for only a few hours after a high Aus-
tralian government official, who de-
ack to cined to be quoted by name, declared
sident the Japanese were concentrating at
various points in the South Pacific
an re- the largest armada of transports,
m obli- supply vessels and warships yet sent
mal m- into that battle area.
SSuch a powerful force, some ob-
ardservers said, might be intended for
clared renewed offensives against Allied po-
ork at sitions, or simply to consolidate a
would strong Japanese defensive line be-
t tank hind which the enemy could exploit
ts ad- the rich raw materials of the cap-
zusted. Lured East Indies and Malaya.
Three Meetings
The Australian official said the
threatening concentration meant one
iCe of three things:
1. The Japanese Were about to try
P')--Dr. again to retake Henderson Airfield
noted on Guadalcanal in the Solomons, now
in., to- held by U.S. forces.
m., i- 2. They were bent upon a deter-
Insi- mined effort to reinforce their units
desperately isolated at Sanananda
failing Point in New Guinea where Gen.
as con- Douglas MacArthur's Australians and
0 days. Americans are preparing a final gen-
amond eral attack.
of his 3. The Japanese are making a ma-
d that jor effort to strengthen their general
defensive position in the Pacific.
Tuske- * * *
rid has Ja* Artillery Quieted
nstitu- TT T'TTTn

Pincer Drive
of South Wing
Shortens Gap
Russian Ariy Surge
Ahead toward Rostov
to Cut Off Expected
German Withdrawal
By The Associated Press
LONDON, Jan. 5.- Red Army
troops have captured five more key
cities in the Don River loop and the
Caucasus in their massive smash to-
ward Rostov whose seizure would trap
the entire German southern army in
Russia, another special Soviet com-
munique announced tonight.
The broadcast bulletin recorded
here by a Soviet monitor said Tsimly-
ansk and Morozovskaya inside the
Don bend had fallen to the Russians
who already are far west of the rem-
nants of 22 Nazi divisions encircled
before Stalingrad.
Pincers Closing
Russian columns that took these
two cities, both about 140 miles from
Rostov, are obviously trying to link
up with other Red Army troops push-
ing, southward on Rostov from the
Millerovo area. This Russian 'wing
last was reported to be within 100
miles of Rostov, city on the Sea of
Deep down in the Caucasus other
Red Army columns seized Nalchik,
Prokhladnenski, and Kotlaryevskaya,
the communique said. It may be the
Germans in this sector already are
beginning a precipitate withdrawal
toward Rostov, 310 miles to the north-
west, lest they be trapped by the Rus-
Aians striking toward Rostov.
British military observers believed
'he Germans were abandoning the
ventral Caucasus after almost attain-
ing the rich Grozny oil fields because
of the threat to Rostov. They said the
rapid Russian advance in this wintry,
hilly region could only have been pos-
Bible in the absence of organized Nazi
11,000 Nazi Troops Fall
More than 11,000 German troops
fell in the northern Caucasus fighting
from Dec. 24 to Jan. 4, the special
Russian announcement said, and vast
quantities of Nazi equipment were
seized, including 150 tanks, 109 guns,
268 machine guns, about 5,000 rifles,
59,000 anti-tank and anti-personnel
mines, and 253 motor trucks.
In the same period Russian troops
destroyed 18 planes, 170 tanks, 222
machine guns and 390 supply trucks,
the communique added.
Tsimlyansk is on the north bank
of the lower Don River.
Allies Warn Axis of
Post-War Requital
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5.-W )-- An
Allied promise to restore to their
rightful owners all property fights in
Axis-dominated countries served fur-
ther notice on the enemy today that
his every act is under scrutiny for
post-war retribution,
The pledge-contained in a formal
declaration issued by the United
States, 16 other belligerent govern-
ments and the Fighting French na-
tional committee-said the restora-
tion would be carried out regardless
of whether transfers "have taken the
form of open looting or plunder or of
transactions apparently legal in form,
even when they purport to be volun-
tarily effected."
The reference to "voluntarily ef-
fected" was taken to apply particu-
larly to property obtained from Jews

at panic prices when the Jews were
forced out of business or exiled fol-
lowing axis occupation.
DETROIT, Jan. 5.- (IP)-= Declar-
ing that the Axis powers will use poi-
son gases as soon as they feel the
need to, Brig. Gen. Alden H. Waitt,
executive operations officer for the
Army Chemical Warfare Service, as-
serted here today that Americans are
prepared to fight .Germany's secret

Alpha Phi Omega Will Begin
Fingerprinting Drive Today

A three-day fingerprinting drive,
sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, na-
tional service fraternity, in coopera-
tion with the FBI and local police,
will begin today at two booths, lo-
cated on the first floor of University
Hall and to the left of the Engineer-
ing Arch. The prints, which will be
placed in the civil identification files
in Washington, will be taken by APO
men from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and
from 1 to 4 p.m.
After a student runs his fingers
over the inky pad and places the im-
pression on a special card, the prints
will be rushed to Washington and
placed in the civil identification files,
entirely separate from the criminal
files, and will be used to identify ac-
cident or disaster victims, according
to Bill Ager, '43, chairman of the
A similar campaign was carried
i+ by +ha +-.ra+ m.pnt wv.c . Lr

from amnesia or are victims of fires,
train wrecks or other disasters. Re-
cently several victims of the Cocoa-
nut Grove fire in Boston were identi-
fied through these files.
The drive, which starts today, will
continue tomorrow and Friday.
Garg Campus Poll Today
to Select Coed Beauties
Would you like a picture of that
pretty girl who sits next to you in
Ec 51? The Gargoyle offers you a
chance today to give campus fame to
your favorite coed through a new
beauty poll.
At campus voting booths each stu-
dent will be given the opportunity
to nominate four women whom he
thinks should have a place in this
month's Album of Beauty section
of the Garg.
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