VOL. LIII No. '7 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, OCT. 11, 1942
Gigantic United Nations War Rally In Hill Auditoriumj
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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Benson, Former Wildcat Fullback Star, Goes Over For Cadet Score
Culminating a long Seahawk drive downfield, George Benson lunges he starred with Tom Harmon. Michigan's right guard, Julie Franks, is
hard over center from the two yard line for the Cadets' third touchdown. trying to break through the Cadet defense just behind Evie. Michigan
The big lad getting his chops squeezed on the right is Forrest Evashevski, fans may remember Benson for his work the past few years when the
former Wolverine quarterback and captain of the 1940 team on which Wolverines met his alma mater, Northwestern.
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Daylight Raid On France
Nets 110 Nazi Aircraft;
Four U.S. Bombers Lost
By The Associated Press
The Japanese again have landed
reinforcements on Guadalcanal at the
cost of a destroyer sunk and cruiser;
and destroyer damaged in a deter-
mined effort to wrest the vital Solo-
mon Islands air base from the United
The Navy announced this yesterday
at about the same time U.S. Army
Headquarters in London was disclos-
ing the full extent of a smashing U.S.
Air victory against the Germans over
Lille, France, Friday.
In that greatest daylight bombing
attack of the war,115 Flying Fortres-
ses and Liberator bombers destroyed
48 Nazi planes, probably destroyed 38
and damaged 19. The 500 accompany-
ing fighters shot down five others.
Only four,. U.S. bombers and-no
fighters were lost, making an amazing
score of 110-4.
Besides whittling down German air
strength, the American pulverized the
steel and locomotive works at Lille
which were working for the Germans.
If this left any doubt of the power
of American bombers, one had only
to look to the other side of the world
at Rabaul, New Britain, where the
largest concentration of Allied bomb-
ers yet to operate in one raid in the
Southwest Pacific struck mightily at
the Japanese base.
Some 60 tons of explosives and in-
cendiaries were dumped on te base
from which the Japanese were prob-
ably reinforcing Guadalcanal, setting
fires visible for 80 miles in vital in-
In importance, the raid on Rabaul
possibly outranked even the Lille at-
tack because it demonstrated the pos-
sibilities of extended American of-
fensive operations, in greater force,
over greater distances, in the South
Vital though the battle in the
Solomons was, it paled in comparison
to the mammoth struggle in Russia-
the bloody fulcrum of the whole war.
Lieut. Liudmila Pavlichenko, the
Red Army's woman sniper who picked
off 309 Nazis, will speak here at a
gigantic United Nations war rally at 8
p. m. Friday in Hill Auditorium.
Twelve hundred members of the
R.O.T.C. plus the N.R.O.T.C. will turn
out in uniform to honor the Soviet
heroine. They will sit in a bloc in Hill
The Michigan Band will play the
music of the United Nations.
Veteran Lieutenant Pavlichenko
will appear here at the invitation of
President Alexander G. Ruthven and
under the sponsorship of the Student
War Board with the endorsement of
the University War Board.
Representatives from other United
Nations, sent by the International
Center, will appear on the platform
with Lieutenant Pavlichenko. Town
and campus leaders are also sched-
uled to speak at .the program.
A declaration of Unity signed by
campus leaders will be drawn up-and
read at the rally.
Lieutenant Pavlichenko 'has been
touring the United States, attending
similar rallies in many-cities, under
the sponsorship of the International"
Student Service to promote unity of
the youth of the United Natibns.
It is expected that the rally will.
compare in size with the one at which
6,000 students attended after the dec-
laration of war in December.
Welcomed at the White House,
Lieutenant Pavlichenko appeared at
the recent International Student -As-
sembly in Washington at which both
President and Mrs. Roosevelt spoke
to delegates from each of the United
In each of her appearances with
other United Nations war heroes in
the major cities of the Nations, Lieu-
tenant Pavlichenko represented the
fighting youth of the Soviet Union.
She gave eye-witness accounts of the
tremendous battles in Europe.
There will be a meeting of all
sophomore and second-semester
tryouts for the Interfraternity
Council at 5 p. m. tomorrow, Mon-1
day, in the IFC's Union offices.
The Michigan Naval Affairs
Club will hold its first meeting of
the school year at 7:30 p. m. to-
morrow in 231 Angell Hall. Mr.
E. W. Mill of the political science
department will address the group
on the subject "The War Today."
Highest Rates In History
Set In Unopposed Vote;
House Decision Pending
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10.- In rec-
ord breaking time, the Senate today
passed the record breaking new tax
bill clamping the highest rates in his-
tory upon the incomes of individuals
The vote was unanimous, 77 to 0.
Here, in brief, are the principal pro-
visions of the bill approved by the
Senate today. Many of these have
not yet been passed upon by the
Normal income tax rate increased
from 4 to 6 per cent.
Surtaxes now ranging from 6 to 77
per cent boosted to range from 13 to
82 per cent, with maximum being ap-
plied at $200,000 level instead of at
New 5 per cent victory tax imposed
on gross income above $624 yearly,
with'25 per cent of tax up to $500, re-
batable to single persons and 40 per
cent, plus 2 per cent for each depen-
dent, up to $1,000, to married persons.
Personal exemptions for income tax
cut from $1,500 to $1,200 for married
couples, from $750 to $500 for single
persons and credits for dependents
reduced from $400 to $300.
New credit allowed against income
tax for all medical expenses in excess
of 5 per cent of net income, with max-
imum of $2,500.
Normal and surtaxes on larger cor-
porations increased from present 31 to
40 per cent.
Flat 90 per cent excess profits tax
substituted for present graduated
scale of from 35 to 60 per cent, with
present specific exemption of $5,000
Post-war rebate and current debt
reduction credit of 10 per cent of ex-
cess profits tax provided.
Over-all taxing limitation placed at
80 per cent of net income.
All corporations placed on calendar
year tax basis in future.
Capital stock and declared value
excess profits taxes repealed.
U Has Huge Manpower
By HOMER SWANDER
Daily Managing Editor
IN ALL THIS TALK about students taking part in the nation's war
effort two things stand out:
First, the University of Michigan's 10,000 students DO want to
do their part.
Second, there is a tremendous amount of work right here in Ann
Arbor which can be done by students if and when they become organized.
If we have the manpower, then, and we have important jobs that
must be done, the obvious task is to bring the two together. This must
be done not a month from now, not a semester from now, but TODAY.
No organization now, existing on this campus can do the job the
way it must be done. There is too much rivalry, too much campus
politics, too much campus-as-usual in any single group to trust it with
the tremendous job of realizing the latent manpower of the Michigan
What we need and need immediately is a brand new, all-embracing
organization for men with the power and the prestige to put students
to work wherever and whenever they are needed.
It should not appeal to the students through any pre-war organi-
zation nor on any pre-war basis. It should appeal for student volunteers
who will understand that it is their patriotic DUTY to respond when
called upon once they have pledged their services.
This new organization should be directly under the Student War
Board, but it should have a boss and an administrative set-up of its own.
IT WOULD BE CONCERNED with just one thing: coordinating the
work to be done with the manpower available. Its membership should
be open to any male student who feels that this war is his own personal
Under such a set-up activities of existing campus groups would
necessarily be somewhat curtailed. There is no other way to accomplish
the gigantic task which lies before us..
The leaders of these campus organization naturally want their own
groups to do as much as possible. But I know these men and I know that
they are bigger than petty rivalries, bigger than vested interests, bigger
than personal ambition and I know they understand that this war is bigger
than any one of us.
I am confident they will cooperate, as will the general student body,
with any manpower organization that is set up. All that remains is to
get the organization under way.
At 6:30 p.m. TODAY in the Student Offices of the Union there
will be a meeting to do just that. The top officer of every major
campus men's organization is asked to be present.
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- Daily Photos by Bob Killins
Bob Weise, Michigan fullback, hugs the ball after catching a pass
from Don Robinson behind the Seahawk goal line for the Wolverines
first touchdown. Bill Schatzer, Cadet back, tries to down him, but the
gesture is a little belated. The Cadets went on to overpower Michigan in
the second half, finally winning, 26-14.
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vOL. I, No. 9 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN OCTOBER 11, 1942
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Sturdy Iowans Crush
Michigan Eleven 264
By BUD HENDEL
(Daily Sports Editor)
The Iowa Seahawks proved their right to football greatness in Michigan
Stadium yesterday before a crowd of 34,124 fans who sat stunned by the
show of unimpeachable gridiron power taking place before them.
Striking through the air with the devastating efficiency of their own
Navy dive-bombers and rolling along the ground with all the bone-crushing
force of an Army tank, the Seahawks overcame a 14 point deficit to whip
a dead-tired but fighting Michigan eleven, 26-14, and take another step
forward in'their quest for the mythical national championship.
Yesterday's defeat was the worst suffered by Coach Fritz Crisler's Mich-
igan squad since the 20-7 licking absorbed at the hands of Minnesota in 1939,
and it marked the ninth straight year that the Maize and Blue has fallen
before a Bernie Bierman coached team.
For 23 short-lived minutes yesterday Michigan was the best gridiron
crew in the nation, but after the Cadets had worn down the ironman Wol-
verine line it was simply a story of
too much power for sheer guts to the hitherto impregnable Wolverine
combat. George Benson crossed the defense, bounced back for their ini-
double line twice for the Seahawks,, tial first down after 23 minutes of
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This is a job that will not wait.
Strange goings-on oc-
curred this week as stu-
dents were observed all
over campus, studiously
tapping lead pipes, sur-
veying old metal fences,
eyeing bronze nude statues
contemplatively . . . Big
reason was the heavy scrap
drive launched by The
Daily earlier in the week -
. . No sooner had the se-
mester 'started than the
Daily threw a front-page
editorial in its second is-
sue by edit director Mort
Mintz declaiming the pas-
sive attitude of the cam-
pus in the war drive . -
Among things suggested
was a more efficient and
thorough job of collecting
scrap. Two days later the
University announced that
it had collected a total of
130 tons of scrap in the
last three months . . .
Daily boss Swander and
five partners announced
the contribution of their
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They Have Met The Enemy
-And We Are Theirs!!
Before 34,124 customers, Bernie Bierman's Iowa
Naval Cadets charged back in the second quarter of
yesterday's game to defeat Michigan by a score of
26-14. It was the worst defeat suffered by Coach Cris-
ler since the Minnesota game of 1939.
Starring for the cadets was quarterback Forrest
Evashevski, ex-Wolverine star, who caught a 55 yard
pass for Iowa's third touchdown. Other Wolverines
returning were 'Whitey' Fraumann, Bob Flora and
Butch' Jordan, all Michigan stars of former years.
Oh, well, it took the Navy to beat us.
the direction of Prof.
Arthur Smithies of thle
economics department, ex-
pert on war economy and
economic theory ... Four-
teen professors, each an
expert in his field, will
lecture the class success-
ively on different aspects
of war aims and post-war
cooperation . . Included
in the lecturing professors
will be Prof. Preston Slos-
son of the history depart-
ment, Professor Watkins
of the economics depart-
ment, Professor Calder-
wood of the political sci-
ence department, and oth-
New slant on what the
old gang back home is do-
ing was offered Wednes-
day with the elevation of
Dorothy A. Johnson, '43,
of Farmington, Michigan,
as first woman in Univer-
sity history to the post of
managing editor of the
Miohizanenpn . n . . MisA
And What InspiredIt...
By BOB MANTHO
I HAVE a story to tell.
Yesterday morning I went down to the University dump.
I saw enough iron there to build a battleship.
Edward Pardon, head of the Buildings and Grounds Department,
told me that the government deadline for delivery of that iron was
Mr. Pardon made it plain that nothing is more important RIGHT
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the announcement from
University officials telling
of a ten peracent decrease
in the total enrollment
since September 1941 . . .
though the enrollment
figures are not yet com-
plete, the total in all the
colleges will no doubt
amount to little more than
one thousand less than
last year's 10,271 . . .
Among the many losses
var namn.nI nnamwaq
men was the announce-
ment issued by the Navy
this week, making possi-
ble flight training for the
Naval Air Corps to men
who are enlisted in the
Naval Reserve, Class V-1
or V-5 . . . Limited to 20
students, and conducted
under CPT sponsorship,
the course will last for 16
weeks and .involves 72
hours of ground school
work and 35-40 hours of