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THE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY, JANI.14, 1943

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Jap Bomber Hits the orneL

First Place n
Speech Contest
Women Earn Highest
Honors in Competition
A double tie, the first in the history
of 4;e.Speech .31 contests, was the
result of the judges decision in the
contest finals held yesterday.
Eugenia Schwartzbek, 45, and Es-
ther Stevens, '44, speaking on "Men
Without a Uniform" and "Retort Ro-
mantic," respectively, tied for first
place. Seymour Chase, '45, and James
Lynch, '45, tied for third place. Their
topics were "What Is Worth Fighting
For?" and "Why I'm Fighting This
War."
Mr. Donald Hargis of the Depart-
ment of Speech acted as chairman
for the contest, held at 4 p.m. yester-
day in the Naturdal Science Audi-
torium. Dr. K. G. Hance, Dr. Louis
Eich and Mr. David Owen, members
of the staff of the speech department,
were judges.
Men Needed
for Orientation
Advisers Sought for
Freshman Program
A limited response to the call for
men orientation advisers has forced
postponement of final ,plans for the
spring semester orientation program,
according to Tom Coulter, '45, chair-
man of general orientation.
To date only 70 per cent of the
men needed have signed up with the
Union orientation staff,according to
Coulter. To insure .a complete pro-
gram and a proper introduction of
the campus to incoming freshmen
and transfer students a full staff is
needed, he stated.
Men interested in working on the
orientation program as advisers are
asked to call from 3 to 6 p.m. today
in the Union Student Offices.
The program will begin on Feb. 3
and last four days. The orientation
period has been shortened in keeping
with the speeded up academic pro-
gram of the University.
Tax Exemption for
Servicemen Sought
WASHINOTON, Jan. 13.- ()-
Rep. Woodruff (Rep.-Mich.) today
proposed that all soldiers, sailors and
marines be exempted from income
tax liabilities on pay they receive in
the armed services.
When the House Ways and Means
Committee (of which Woodruff is a
member) opens consideration of the
new tax bill, the Michigan representa-
tive said he would press for this prin-
ciple.
Woodruff said, however, that he
f ' (Oftion only on a service-
man's pay and not on any income he
may have from investments and other
source,
If the committee doesn't exempt
servicemen's pay, Woodruff told
newspapermen, he would seek to re-
vise present tax laws so that the wife
of a serviceman wouldn't be held re-
sponsible for any income tax liability
for a deceased husband.

Conference to
Begin Monday
8 Forums on Social,
Religious, Economic
Problems Scheduled
An inter-faith symposium on re-'
ligion and post-war issues, a series of
four lectures by Prof. Nels F. S.!
Ferr6, lecturer and author, acid eight
forums on religious, social, and eco-
nomic problems will be the program
of the Fourth Annual Michigan Pas-
tors' Conference, opening here Mon-
day.
Three hundred pastors from 15 dif-
ferent religious bodies will attend the
three-day conference, announced Dr.
Edward W. Blakeman, religious coun-
selor.
Opening the conference, Mr. Ros-
well P. Barnes, general secretary of
the Federal Council of Churches of
Christ in America, will speak on "The
War Time Service Program of
Churches."
Participants in the inter-faith
symposium to be held at 8 p.m. Mon-
day include Prof. Albert Hyma of
the history department, Rabbi B.
Benedict Glazer of Detroit, Rev. Hu-
bert N. Dukes of Jackson and Prof.
Francis Donohue of the Department
of Education, University of Detroit.
Professor Ferre of Andover-Newton
Seminary, Mass., will point out the
genius of Christianity as it is being
interpreted in America in his four
lectures. Particularly well acquainted
with church life of Holland and the
Scandinavian countries, Professor
Ferre has spoken widely over the
United States. His first lecture on
"Christianity and-Truth" at 3:30 p.m.
Monday, is open to students and
townspeople.

A ball of flame and smoke rolls up from the signal bridge of the
U.S. Carrier Hornet after a Jan dive bomber crashed his plane into the
ship in a suicide dive. At right, another Jan dive bomber circles for an
attack. A torpedo plane heads away, apparently free of its load.
SLOWING UP THE CLOCKS:
Legislators Hear Testimony
on Proposed Change of Time

Sen. Ferguson
Tackles State
Labor Question
'Judge' Seeks Remedy
for Michigan Paradox,
Appeals to President
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.--()-Al-
though the war is his first interest,'
one of the initial domestic problems
Senator Homer Ferguson (R.-Mich.)
is tackling in Washington pertains
to his own state, particularly to the
Upper Peninsula.
The former Detroit jurist, who is
still "Judge" to his friends, and says
that as it makes him feel at home he
doesn't care if it sticks, is finding in
his new job in Congress something
of the atmosphere of the courts. In
fact, he has been named to the Ju-
diciary Committee, customarily made
up of lawyers.
Labor Shortage Complaints
As the result of the discontinuance
of the WPA, a paradoxical develop-
ment has been discovered by the
Senator in Northern Michigan. He
gets scores of letters deploring the
plight of idle WPA workers and other
scores complaining about a labor
shortage.
Senator Ferguson asks, why can't
local governments and organizations
find jobs for unskilled workers, many
of whom are qualified to do farm
work? He believes that many former.
WPA workers could earn a living
Somewhere in the war effort.
He said he has received appeals
from the Upper Peninsulafor action
to help former WPA workers, and he
has referred the matter to the Presi-
dent. He doubts, however, that the
program would be changed.
Farm Work Possible
"I wonder," the Snator said, "if
it would not be possible for many of
these men to find work on the farms
of Northern Michigan, as I am get-
ting letters from the state 'deploring
the shortage of farm labor. Such. a
result could probably be :brought
about through the various farm or-
ganizations 'in Michigan."=
Ferguson doesn't believe. domestic
questions can be forgotten,. and, he
reasons that most of them- are con-
nected directly with the war.
He recognizes a current -need for
broad governmental powers,' but on
the other hand, he suggests that
even in war it is possible for '.the
people to depend more on their own
resources.

Student Concert
Tuesday to.Offer
Brass Ensembles
The brasses will get their chance to
show their "stuff" at the student con-
cert to be held at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday
at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Under the auspices of Prof. Wil-
liam D. Revelli and Leonard V. Mer-
etta an unusual program of concert
music for trombones, coronets, eu-
phoniums, French horns and even
brass quartets will be presented.
Well known classical composers
such as Handel, Hayden, and Saint-
Saens are to be represented. Works
by Williams, Johnson, Strong, Goy-
ens, Guilmant, and Bohme will also
be played.
Among the pieces of special inter-
est are the "Quartet for Four Horns
in F" by Templeton Strong, and the
"Sextet in E Minor" for first and
second cornet, French horn, eupho-
nium, trombone and bass trombone
by Oskar Bohme.
NOTICE
A special $2.00 rate is being
offered graduating seniors for a
year's subscription to the Michi-
gan Alumnus. Regular rate for
the 26 issues is $4.0. Students
wishing to take out the special
subscription may do so by coming
to the Alumni Association Offices
in Alumni Memorial Hall.

In Stage Door'

LANSING, Jan. 13.- (P)- On the
basis of testimony presented to a
joint House-Senate Committee hear-
ing today, the law-makers must de-
cide whether a plan to turn Michigan
clocks backward one hour will harm
munitions production more than it
will aid farm production.
That was the issue presented at a
hearing on the most controversial is-
sue now before the legislature.
Committee Awaits Evidence
The committee recessed until Mon-
day at 4 p.m. to allow Detroit city
officials to present more evidence,
but Councilman Henry S. Sweeney
intimated he could see the law-mak-
ers already had made up their minds
to effect the change.
Peter Revelt, representative of the
regional office of the War Production
Board, asserted a return to slower
time would hamper war production
by dislocating "fine coordination" of
control between the southeastern
Michigan war production "arsenal"
and eastern industrial and govern-
mental centers.
Revelt declared munitions produc-
tion in Detroit, Pontiac and Flint now
is geared so minutely to the orders
of officials in Washington and with
steel production in Pittsburgh,
Youngstown and Canton that any
dislocation will have bad effects on
production. He said it has taken a
year to achieve that coordination.
Cooperation Needed
"The government has asked the De-
troit industrial area to increase its
manufacture of munitions from $7,-
000,000,000 last year to $14,000,000,000
this year-one sixth of, the national

production, and that will require the
utmost of fine cooperation with the
East," Revelt asserted.
He said the WPB appreciated the
dislocations War Time caused on
farms but believed the Michigan in-
dustrial production was so much
greater in proportion to its food pro-
duction that it should be given pri-
ority.
Vice-Governor'
Job Proposed
LANSING, Jan. 13.-()-The first
administration bill was submitted to-
day for introduction in the House of
Representatives, a measure creating
the office of business administration,
which already has been dubbed "vice-
governor."
Rep. Maurice E. Post, Republican,
Rockford, was chosen to introduce
the measure for Governor Kelly, who
mentioned his desire for creation of
such a position in his message to the
legislature.
Rep. George N. Higgins, Ferndale
Republican, moved meanwhile to
launch an effort to strip the Dem-
ocratic-controlled State Highway
Department of its constitutional
control of weight and gasoline tax
revenues. He introduced a joint
resolution proposing that by con-
stitutional amendment, the legisla-
ture be placed in control of all but
a fixed portion of highway reve-
nues which would be earmarked for
road maintenance and improve-
ment, and be given authority to
allocate portions of the gas and
weight tax revenues to a sinking
fund to pay a soldiers bonus to men
now in the armed forces.
Dean Crawford Advises
Navy on War Curricula
Dean Ivan C. Crawford of the en-
gineering school is now in Washing-
ton as adviser to the Navy on their
new plan to use college facilities for
wartime training, the University
News Service revealed yesterday.
As technical adviser and consultant
to the Navy's training division, the
Dean will have a part in framing new
curricula for use in colleges and uni-
versities fitting men for war, the
Service said.
The University has loaned Dean
Crawford to the Navy for a period
of several months, it was announced,
and only infrequently will he work
in Ann Arbor.

Catherine Fletcher, '43, who
plays the part of Jean Maitland,
the aspiring thespian, is featured in
"Stage Door," the Broadway com-
edy which is currently being pre-
sented by Play Production of the
speech department at 8:30 p.m.
today through Saturday in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
New Technic
Issue Wil lBe
Sold Monday
The January issue of the Michigan
Technic, with a full measure of fea-
tures and articles about engineers
and engineering, is scheduled to go
on sale Monday.
Editor Keith Smith's second issue
will continue the monthly Profession-
al Ethics contest sponsored by the
Ethics Committee, under the chair-
manship of Prof. D. L. Katz. The best
solution to a problem of business
ethics will bring its author a five
dollar prize.
"Presents," a feature section of the
magazine, will include outstanding,
engineering seniors Kenneth Moehl,
F. Carter Taylor and Don West, as
well as Prof. Earl Rainville of the en-
gineering school's mathematics de-
partment.
Regent Lucius Allen's article on
"The Engineer at War" and two ar-
ticles by graduating seniors, "Design
of Furnace Wall" by Robert Ehrlich
and "Special Purpose Slide Rule" by
Blaine Newman, will be published in
this issue.

XiLOFFICIAL
BULLETIN
(Continued from Page 4)
mortality." Students of astronomy are
also cordially invited.
La Sociedad Hispanica will meet
tonight at 8:00 in the League.
Michigan Dames Art group will
meet tonight at 8:00 at the home of
Mrs. C. V. Weller, Fair Oaks Parkway.
Coming Events
International Center: Professor
James H. Cissel will speak on "Some
Interesting American Bridges" on
Sunday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the
International Center. The public is
cordially invited to attend and to re-
main for the sing and for the "snack"
following.
The Michigan Chinese Economic
Society will meet on Friday, Jan. 15,
at 5:00 p.m., in the East Lecture
Room of the Rackham Building. Prof.
A. Smithies will speak on "Economic
Problems in Post-War China." Mem-
bers and others interested are invited.
Spanish Club to Hear Talk
on South America Today
Fred E. Benz, of Ann Arbor, will
give the third in a geries of lectures
sponsored by La Sociedad Hispanica
at 4:15 p.m. today in Room D, Alumni
Memorial Hall.
Mr. Benz, who will speak in English,
will give an illustrated talk on local
life and scenery in South America,
including pictures from Buenos Aires,
Rio and Jamaica.
The lecture will be based on Mr.
Benz's experiences during an exten-
sive tour throughout South America.
La Sociedad Hispanica will also
hold its last meeting of the semester
at 8 p.m. today in the League.
65 DEGREES IS LIMI1T
SPOKANE, Wash.- (P)- Someone
turned in a fire alarm when they lit
the candles on a birthday cake for
John Jerome White at a meeting of
the Spokane Athletic Round Table.
"What's going on?" inquired John
Jerome mildly-as he warmed his
hands over the 100 candles.
SWYLER GETS PROMOTION
Promotion of Capt. E. L. L. Swyler,
Infantry instructor in the military
science department, from the rank of
first lieutenant was announced yes-
terday by ROTC officials.

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All-Girl Band Needs
More Trombone
And Tuba Players
Sixty - one women have already
joined the new All Girls Band, Prof.
William D. Revelli, director, revealed
yesterday.
The call issued for more ,tuba and
trombone players still holds good as
the new organization nears its goal
of seventy-five members.
While this is the first time in Uni-
versity history that the fair sex will
have a musical organization all to
themselves, they have already taken
an active part in the Universjty Band,
making up approximately one quarter
of its total membership.
The next rehearsal of the All Girls
Band will be held Tuesday in Morris
Hall.

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