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VOL. LIII No. 82 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRiDAY, JAN. 22, 1943

PRICE FIVE CENTS

35 Killed
in.Guiana
Air Crash
Author Eric Knight,
Ann Arbor Armny Man
Die in Worst Airplane
Wreck in U.S. History
WASHINGTON Jan. 21 - Thirty-
five men were killed when a huge
American transport plane bound for
Africa crashed on the desolate coast
ofDutch Guiana in South Aerica,
It w a s th w rt air pane disast er
American lives-.
The victims included:
Eric Knight, English-born novelist
who wrote "This Above All."
G-Man Lost
P. E. Foxworth, crack G-man who
worked on the Lindbergh kidnaping
and the roundup of the eight Nazis
who came ashore from U-boats.
William Hodson, New York City
Welfare Commissioner who was going
tb North Africa as Relief Director.
Also ar wee 1 ntd Stae
named, and nine members of the
creW.
The ship, flying south, crashed on
a remote section of the Guiana coast
last -Friday, killing everyone aboard.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -(AP)-
Lleut. Donald C. Martin of Ann
~Arbor, Mich., was one of the $5
amembers, of an American air mis-
sion killed in a plane crash in Dutch
Vrulana, the War Department an-
~'Min, 2,aron nhem y
ofoidi's airraft ringt s-
tem, returning to this -country .last
June after eight months In Eng.
land.

Membe of Board
States His Position

Soviet Drive Southeast of

Kursk

(Editor's Note: The following letter
was received yesterday from Prof. Ho-
bart Coffey, member of the Board in
Control of Student Publications.)
FROM certain recent communica-
tions to The Daily it would ap-
pear that some grave and funda-
mental issue of policy has arisen
between The Daily staff and the
oar in Conto of Sdn Pb
the Board's interfering with The
Daily's freedom and efficiency;
'Hank Loud, hockey team captain,
the paper is to be run by the whims
of the administration faculty mem-
temcaptain identifis The Daiys
rejoices that The Daily, formerly a
"kept" creature, is now available
generally. Professor Sellars of Phil-
osophy calls for more air. With this
intellectual support The Daily hints
at censorship and calls on the
Chairman of the Board to resign. I
welcome the discussion since it af-
fords an opportunity to elucidate
certain issues that deserve consid-
eration in the polemic.
On the point of censorship-
What has been written in The Daily
ithe past few dasindeed, in the
posed censorship is non-existent.
The editors have been In that for-
tunate position of being able to fol-
low the slogan, "I write as I please."
Doubtless the Board, or Individuki
members 'of Board, have at times
presumed to draw the attention of
the editors to such matters as In-
temperate language, unsound -rea-
soning, failure to get relevant facts,
or distortion of the facts. I don't

know what the Board is for unless
it is to do just this. The interesting
thing is that when the Board ha
criticized the editors, they have
very frequently agreed that the
criticism was well founded. That
the editors continued to make the
same mistakes In subsequent issues
ashowing that some pople lear
INTERESTINGLY enough, the
nearest approach to censorship
occurred in the handling of the case
Tof ErrolyFlynn whose intimacies
detail. The temptation to compete
patof Th aily staff, buwhen
and adopted by themselves) fur-
nished a guiding principle, the edi-
tors very generously left Errol's er-
rant exploits to the metropolitan
press.
As a matter of fact, The Daily
editors have done quite a bit of
censoring on their own part. Last
spring, when the present student
members of the Board were "elec-
ted" by methods ordinarily associ-
ated with Mayor Hague (the prior
elimination of all opposition), The
Daily editors remained strangely
invalidated for Fraud." One of the
most interesting instances' of petty
political trickery was concealed by
The Daily, and is not generally
known even to this day.
Legitimiate campus news has fre-
quently been overlooked or frankly
suppressedl by Daily editors, it is
said "for lack of room." some peo-
ple have been ungenerous enough to
Turn to Page 4, Col. 4

Menaces Entire Nazi 1941 Front,
London Bank Demolished by German BombsRusasN r
Sin Donets Basin
Westward Sweep
Envelops Important
* Communication Key
LONDON, Jan. 22 (Friday) - Red
Army troops striking straight west
below Voronezh have reached a ,point
only 85 miles southeast of Kursk, thus
threatening the entire Nazi 1941 front
extending from central Russian to the
Sea of Azov, according to a midnight
Russian communique as broadcast by
~" Moscow and heard by the Soviet Mon-
""~'*' itor today.
Push toward Kharkov
T The Red Army already has tWo col,~
umns pushing toward Kharkov, south
ofKursk, another thratein Voro
., ~Rostov, the German communications
Speg for Southern Russia.
The latest Russian communique an-
nounced the capture of Golofyeevka,
on thei Yelet-upyansk railway ony
Rescue workers search the wreckage of a London bank demolished in a daylight German air center of Stary-Oskol ad 8 i
raid. It was the largest daylight aerial attack on London since the Battle of Britain. This picture from KurskrSyini Liby , aO mie
was radioed from London to New York. east of Kursk, also felt the adyanc-
ing Red Army. The latter town is 35
* TH Y H VE OMEP ACETO O -miles southwest of Voronezh, and 30
xis Forces ii THYHV*OEPAET O miles northeast of Staraya Oskol,
Tunisia iaike' Affiliated Men and Women inths laet etwr sep
New Advances Must Leave Residence Halls announced the fal o Vooslvs in
- ________________ he Caucasus. This town is only 40
Cam aig Aimst It Evacuation for the spring term of as the one most likely to "have some miles east of Armavir, communica-
aRp~B i1t tall fraternity and sorority members place to go." tions key to the Malkop Oil fields far-
Allies Off from Coast and pledges living in University Resi-' Students in these groups, Professor ther west. The midnight communi-
dence Halls was voted officially Wed- Lltzenberg, director of Residence que also told of the capture of otl1er
By The Associated Press nesday by the Board of Governors of Halls, emphasized, can more easily localities near Voroshilovsk, includ-
LONDON, Jan. 21 -AP)- New ad- Residence Halls, make arrangements to eat, iand in ing Staromaryazka, 10 miles to the
iances for the Axis forces in Tunisia This ruling which affects 362 men 'most cases to live in their respective east, and Kugulta, 20 miles to the
n a campairngnnppently aimedi at and 71 women students 'was made fraternity and snrority housis than northeast.

Editors Answer

The news was' delayed because of the
time required' to reach the scene and
determine the extent of the casualties
and then notify the next of kin.
Major General Harold L. George,
commanding general of the air trans-
port command, who made the an-
nouncement, said the cause of the
disaster was not known but that an
Army board was investigating.
"Inmight add," he commented, "that
the pilot and crew were just about the
best in the business."
Type of Plane Undisclosed
The type of plane was not disclosed
but it was apparently one of. the new
four-motored 'transports and unques-
tionably was larger than the DC-3's
commonly used by United States com-
mercial air lines which normally ac-
'commodate 21 passengers. The plane
swas operated by a commercial air line
which officials did not identify.
SThe percentage of losses on these
-contract lines has been extremely low,
'George noted, although as larger
planes come into service the fatalities
-from Individual crashes will mount.
KEYS GIVEN:-*
Is Namd New
William Jacobs, '43E, was named
the new Technic editor-in-chief for
the coming semester at the annual
announcement banquet last night.
Other editors will be Carl Brenkert,
'43E, managing editor; George Snow,
'44E, business manager; and George
Sloan, '44E, assistant editor.
Alfred Shevin, '45E, will be editor of
articles and features; Stanley Stean-
son, '44E, and Peter Krailo, '44E, both
assistant editors; Jack Kelso will be
the editor of the publishing depart-
ment and William Ruzicka, '45E, will
be his associate. David Barton and
Gerald Green, both '45E, will be
managers of circulation and accounts
respectively.
- Following a speech by Hugh E.
Keeler of the mechanical engineering
department, the following staff mem-
bers were awarded gold, silver or
bronze keys according to the number
of years on the Technic.
Gold keys to outgoing editors: Wil-
liam Hutcherson, Keith Smith, Free-

pROF. COFFEY turns a nice
phrase and does not worry too
much about accuracy -which
makes for interesting, but hardly
worthwhile, reading.
Interesting as it is, we hesi-
tated to print Prof. Coffey's let-
ter because he several times vio-
lates The Daily's Code of Ethics
as the Board has interpreted it.
We hope the other Board mem-
New Snowfall
Covers State
Blizzard Kills Eight;
High asStill Ope
By The Associated Press

bers will forgive us If we suspend
the Code for today in deference
to their. colleague.
As for the "logic" in the letter
-well, let's take a look.
In the first place, Prof. Coffey
fails to admit the focal point of our
criticism. We are asking the res-
ignation of Prof. G. E. Densmore
because he Is incompietent and has
lost the respect of the students.
The letter studiously ignores any
mention of this question. Perhaps
Prof. Coffey agrees with us.
On the charge of censorship,
Prof. Coffey again attempts to
shift the emphasis, this time
from the Important field of opin-
ion to the trivia of "Errol's er-
rant exploits." We have pointed
out in previous editorials where
sleight-of-hand censoring did 1c-
cur. Prof. Coffey does not prove
-or even attempt to prove--dif-
ferently in a single case.
Censorship does not have to be a
blue penell and a pair of scissors.
It can be forcing editors to accept
a "hands-off" policy on local issues
by subjecting them to long and
heated criticism at Board meetings,
or by passing resolutions which
contain obvious threats of dismissal.
It is also effective to refuse to ap-
point to a senior editorship a man
whom the Board fears because he
appears to have a vigorous and
Turn to Page 4, CoL. 5

i

Blizzard-swept Michigan Thursday
night battled a new snowfall that
piled the drifts deeper on Isolated side
roads and was swirled by freshening
winds over the recently-cleared main
highways.
'Weary snow removal crews who
hayve had no respite from their duties
for nearly a week, again turned their
plows into deep drifts so that trans-
portation arteries could be kept open.
Despite the heavy snowfall, the
State Highway Department said it
Ihad .no reports of main roads blocked
late Thursday.
The new storm swept over the Low-
er Peninsula, starting early Thursday
morning in many sections. By mid-
afternoon Flint had more than four
naw and GandRps mor ta
two inches.
At least eight deaths were attrib-
uted to the cold and snow. At Jones-
ville, Coroner E. B. Hagaman said
that Walter Warwick, 74, died of
heart disease caused by over-exertion
while shoveling snow. Two hours
after Edward Strausburg, 58, was
found by a railroad crew, half buried
in a snowbank near a crossing, he
died .in a hospital.
Prof. Aigler's.
Wife Dies Here
Mrs. Ralph W. Aigler, wife of Prof.
Aigler of the law school and graduate
of the class of 1912, died in her home
'here yesterday after several months
'illness-.'
Mrs. Aigler, 53 years old, was born
in Detroit, July 1, 1889, the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Hine. She

throwing a strong barrier between
the Allies and the coast to protect the
line of Marshall Rommel's retreat
westward from Libya were reported
today from Allied Tunisian head-
quarters as the British Libyan army
drove on behind Rommel to within
about 30 miles of Tripoli.
Another small forward movement
for Axis tanks and infantrymen in-
to French-held mountain positions
southwest of Pont Du Fahs was an-
nouiiced in an Allied communique
and a headquarters spokesman dis-
closed as well that German armored
columns were pushing down parallel
valleys toward the town of Ousseltia,
.apparently attempting to isolate and
then occupy the intervening heights.
This maneuver, if successful, would
afford protection for a large section
of the coastal route over which Rom-
mel's retreat from Libya would take
him in the effort to join up with
Col. Gen. Jurgen Von Arnimn's Tunisi-
an army.
Rommel still was falling back fast,
but under heavy punishment from the
pursuing British Eighth Army.

the Board said, to provide housing
facilities for special war training
groups expected to be sent to the
Michigan campus.
The fraternity and sorority group
was selected, according to Prof. Karl
Litzenberg, speaking for the Board,
Nava Sqadfrn
Recruitment of a new Wolverine
Naval Aviation Squadron will begin at
7:30 p.m. today in the Union when
Lieut.-Comm. Harry G. Kipke will
answer the questions of V-S and pros-
pective V-5 reservists.
The Squadron of 75 to 100 men will
leave about Mar. 15 to enter pre-f light
schools. Today's meeting will be held
to explain the advantages of the
Naval Air Corps.
Movies of the Iowa Pre -Flight
School will be shown at the meeting
an~d Lieut.-Comm. ipke will answer
questions.

RUTHEN UGES ESEVIST TO-TAY
ro-RtedrdiReud teGin

independent residents.
In the case of students affiliated
with Greek groups inactive on the
University of Michigan campus, .ex-
ception will be made, the Board ruled
They empowered the Dean of Wo-
men and the Dean of Students, in
whose office residence halls applica-
tions are handled, to put the new pol-
icy in effect and to make necessary
exceptions.
The Board's decision follows:
"Moved . . . that, in view of the pres-
ent housing emergency, all fraternity
and sorority members and pledges
who live in the Residence Halls be
asked to leave the Halls at the end
of the present Term, and that unt il
this poliy shall apply only to thE
Spring Term of the University year
1942-43."
Plced Oil Inactive utyf
iii Army, Marine Corps
Men 17 years of age may still enroll
reservs on inactive duty the Wa
and Navy Departments announced
yesterday.
Enlistments will be accepted in the
Enlisted Reserve Corps unassigned on
the basis as formerly. No men in this
category will be placed on active duty
until they have reached the age of 18.
but they will then go on active duty
within six months.
The Air Corps Enlisted Reserve will
accept 17-year-old men if they meet
the physical requirements. They will
be called to active duty within six
months after their eighteenth birth-
day.
The Marine Corps will enlist 17-
year-old men as officer candidates in
the Marine Corps Reserve and trans-
fer them to inactive duty. They will
remain in college until graduation or
call by the Marine Corps.
SEnlistments in this category are
made in Detroit, but preliminary
papers may be obtained at the War
Information Center. 1009 Anaell Hall.

OPEN-HOUSE:-
OPA Flooded
WASHINGTON, Jan 21. (A)-
Conresfoud the lth string ou
atnthesOPA toda and legislators
seizd upnthe opotunity to lay
before Prentiss M. Brown, the new
Price Administrator and a former
colleague, an accumulation of com-
pansand suggestionsfor the op-
eration of price controls and ration-
ing.
Inaugurating an "open door" pol-
icy, Brown told reporters that he had
received a great many communica-
tions from his former associates in
the Senate and House. While some
of these were complaints abouta local
situations, he said many offered sup-
port for his new programn of "sym-
pathetic" price and rationing ad-
ministration.
The new administrator, who took
over formally yesterday from Leon
Henderson, made no secret of the
would be to improve OPA relations
with Congress-strained in the past
when Henderson made appointments
without consulting legislators and
when he adopted a "tough" attitude
in enforcing regulations.
SKelly A dvises
LANSING, Jan. 21.-(AP)-Governor
Kelly told the Legislature today It
should not abolish daylight saving
"war time"~ in counties described by
the War Production Board as lying
in the "Eastern Michigan munitions
belt."
The Senate State AfeAirs Commit-
tee, to which Kelly addressed his
open letter, said it would invite Peter
Revelt, assistant to the WPB re-
gional director, to appear before it

If reservists are called by the Army
or Navy during next semester they
will find the University prepared to
extend pro-rated credits and refunds
of tuition at the time of induction
and academic credit for armed serv-
ice training when they return.
The pro-rated credit system allows
the student to receive partial or com-
plete credit on the work completed
at the time of induction.
Trhis Is the way the systiem works:
1. Students will consult with the
Deans of their Colleges.
2. The dean will arrange examina-
tion in the subjects to be pro-rated.
The instructor of the course will give
the grade and determine the amount
of credit.
3. If the induction date is known,
some students will be allowed to speed
up work to receive complete credit.
Pro-rated credits apply to degree
'lf '!,.aman f. 'i,,o t 'Fri,, n in

Refund window of the Cashier's
Office.
3. Within an hour the refund is
usually made.
The University recently accepted a
plan to grant scholastic credit to vet-
erans of the wvar.
One-half imnit of credit will be
granted for physical education or
military science it the veteran has
completed his basic training.
Trainees who study the basic sci-
ences, mathematics, meteorology and
technical subjects will be given spe-
cial examinations if they wish credit.
The University will decide how much
credit will be granted.
Other mid - western universities
have already adopted this plan.
Ruth yen Urges Reserve
Men to Stay in College

submitted to the students for their
infurmnation and to weigh asthey
se i. It must be remembered
that this is not to be regarded as
an official communication from the
Army, but simply as an indication
of the trend matters appear to be
taking in Washington
"1. Administrative details of
the Army and Navy Training
Programs and of Selective Serv-
ice are still so much in the form-
ative stage and unavoidable de-
lays in putting them in operation
are so probable that all students
whether or not in the Army En-
listed Reserve Corps or subject to
Selective Service are urged by the
Army, Navy, and the WMC to
continue In college untIl called
and until definite plans are de-
veloped. From the viewpoint of
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