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S X T~T', PM~. 28, 1943

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE SVIC

More Ration
Books Issued.
Than Before
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27.-(AP)-
Deputy OPA Administrator Paul M.
O'Leary estimated tonight that about
125,000,000 food ration books were
issued during this week's registration.
This was substantially above th
approximately 123,000,000 issued in
the initial registration for Ration
Book No. 1 last spring.
Registration this week, O'Leary
said, went smoothly, as a result of
the cooperation of newspapers, radio,
schools and merchants.
He reported the signing up com-
pleted throughout the country execpt
in northern Minnesota and Michigan
where bad weather delayed registra-
tion and in New York City where the
number of registrants made it impos-
sible to complete the job.

Detroit Plants Telescope Time, Increase Output

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State To Study
Local Rations
Edward E. Vigen of Lansing will
investigate charges this week that
food allotments for Ann Arbor are
not sufficient for civilian needs.
The Food Distribution Administra-
tion investigator will confer with city
wholesalers and retailers to deter-
mine if Ann Arbor's demand for more
rations is justified.
Lewis G. Christman, secretary of
the Ann Arbor Chamber of Com-
merce, said Ann Arbor's population
has increased 20 percent since 1940
and the city has been receiving 30,
percent less food than a year ago.

ANN ARBOR DEBUT:
Brazilian Pianist Guioimar Novaes
To Play Friday in Concert Series,
Guiomar Novaes, brilliant Brazilian with her examination, she was given
pianist, will make her debut in Ann a two year scholarship.
Arbor when she presents the ninth, At the end of her second year in
concert in the current Choral Union Paris,Mine. Novaes received a Pre-
series at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Hill mier Prix du Conservatoire and
Auditorium. was offered engagements to play in
Renowned representative of the France, England, Switzerland, Ger-
musical art of one of our neighbor many and Italy. Mme. Novaes
republics, Mme. Novaes continues matched her European success when
each year to strengthen the cultural she appeared in America a few years
solidarity of the Americas. Not only I later.
do her annual tours of the United Advocates Pan-Americanism
States and Canada serve as an im- An ardent patriot and advocate of
portant link, but also the GuiomarI Pan-Americanism. Mme. Novaes pre-
Novaes Award through which a fers to talk of her country and its
young American pianist went to development rather than of herself.
South America to give concerts under Brazil, she says, is a fast developing,
her sponsorship. unbelieveably rich land, and North
Talent Appeared Early Americans who picture it as a
Frorm her childhood Mme. Novaes sleep, tropic, "dolce far niente"
revealed a great talent, appearing should correct this impression.
ing when only seven years old Mme. Novaes was awarded the title
in a public concert in Soa Paulo. and medal of "Chevalier de la Legion
After several years of study in Brazil d'Honneur" by the French govern-
she was sent to the Paris Conserva- ment. The decoration was bestowed
torie for further instruction. Because in Rio de Janeiro by the French Am-
a jury, consisting of Faure, Debussey bassador before 500 people attending
and Moszkowski, was so impressed a luncheon in her honor.
lcA t ahilIent at k/a,

BEEF-EA TERS PROTEST:
Cl gue Denounces Unnecessary
Meat Situation in Ann Arbor

By MARY RONAY
At the present time the residents
of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County
are being unnecessarily and unjustly
deprived of meat Ashley H. Clague,
president of the Ann Arbor Mer-
chants Association, declared yester-
day.
"The current shortage of meat,"
Mr. Clague said, "is due entirely to
the fact that the quota allowed us is
only 70% of the total consumption of
last year. In contrast to this, the
population of this area. has grown to
such an extent that the situation is
really serious."
"The population figure which is'
used as the basis for the quota was
based on the census of 1940;" Mr.
Clague continued. Since the advent
of the war the population has in-
creased so much that the present
quota is no longer an accurate figure
by which to determine how much
meat we should receive."
"Gasoline and tire rationing have
also added difficulties to the meat

problem," Mr. Clague said. "Before
rationing, meat firms from Detroit,
Toledo, Jackson and Chicago directly
serviced the Ann Arbor area, but now
this direct supply has been discon-
tinued. Because of this factor and
the quota, Ann Arbor has had no beef
from Swift & Co. since a week ago
Wednesday."
"Today Ann Arbor is only being
serviced by one wholesale dealer and
one branch jobber," Mr. Clague de-
clared.
There is a ceiling on the price of
meat, but it only applies to the re-
tailer and buyer. The farmer is free
to ask whatever price he wants. This
situation is another reason for our
present difficulty, Mr. Clague said.
Because of the shortage in Ann
Arbor, the Adjutant-General Corps
stationed here must get their meat
from the Quartermaster Corps of the
Army. The meat dealers in this area
have appealed for a change of the
meat quota, but no action has yet
been .taken on the request.

Capt. Leroy E. Fake, '40. has just
been promoted from the rank of first
lieutenant at Daniel Field, Augusta,
Ga., where he is base technical in-
spector. He graduated from the Uni-
versity with a bachelor of science
degree in mechanical engineering,
and was a member of the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers, and
of Theta Xi fraternity, of which he
was treasurer in 1938-39. Capt. Fake
enlisted in the Air Corps as an avia-
tion cadet in June, 1941, and re-
ceived his commission as a second
lieutenant Jan. 15, 1942. Prior to
entering the service he was an auto-
motive engineer for General Motors.
Naval Aviation Cadet James
Paul Peltier, '45, has been trans-
ferred to the Naval Air Training
Center at Corpus Christi, Texas,
after successful completion of the
primary flight training course at
the Naval Air Station, Glenview,
IlL. Cadet Peltier spent a year at
the University. He was a member
of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity
and won numerals for football and
baseball.

val training course at Columbia Uni-
versity and is one of the few selected
to continue his training at Annapo-
lis in March. Ensign Andrew lived
in Fletcher Hall while at the Univer-
sity and was a member of Men's
Judiciary Council.
John Willard Gee has just been
commissioned second lieutenant in
the Medical Administrative Corps,
Camp Barkeley, Texas. He will be
in charge of medical supplies, re-
leasing another doctor for purely
professional duties with the troops.
Lt. Gee attended the University
Law School.

Initial Sehedules
Far Surpassed
Production Short-Cuts
Prove Major Factor
By DAVID J. WILKIE
Associated Press Correspondent
DETROIT, Feb. 27.--(A)-The na-
tion's one-time automobile industry
is turning out war materiel at the
rate of approximately $1,000,000
worth an hour because it has been
able to telescope time on almost
every job.
By producing in minutes what for-
merly required hours and by shrink-
ing weeks into days, the industry has
been able to turn out tanks, war-
planes, aviation engines, guns and
shells far in excess of initial sched-
ules.
Peacetime Advantages
Industry engineers say these pro-
duction short-cuts will be among
the most important of the war-
learned lessons to be carried over
into peacetime manufacturing. They
may even prove a major factor in
counterbalancing in some degree
high labor and materials costs that
at present are indicated for the post-
war era.
Examples of the time-saving proc-
esses are seen in virtually every for-
mer automobile factory. The big
Pratt & Whitney air-cooled aviation
engines are rolling out of the Ford
aircraft division by the dozens every
day because the search for short-
cuts has been continuous ever since
production began.
Cooling Process Developed
It used to take an hour and a half
to grind the thin-walled engine cyl-
inder barrel for this bomber plane
engine. Engineers developed a proc-
ess for cooling both the inside and
outside of the barrel simultaneously;
now the grinding operation is per-
formed in 20 minutes.
Production of cylinder heads is
speeded to a matter of minutes by
transferring them from a furnace
temperature of 550 degrees Fahren-
heit to 75 below zero in shrinking on
the barrels, spark plug bushings and
intake and exhaust couplings.
In the same plant the completed
engine is being coupled up in the
test cell for its "green" run test in a
fraction over 29 minutes. It formerly
required between four and five hours
to haul the engine into the cell,
couple its oil pressure and fuel lines
and shroud it in a safety envelope.
Nazis Confer On
Ways of Matching
Allies War Output
STOCKHOLM, Feb. 27.-(P)-The
Nazi Minister of Munitions, Prof. Al-
bert Speer, was reported today to
have called an urgent conference of
140 of Germany's leading economic
experts to discuss means of matching
the flood of war materials being
turned out by United Nations arsen-
als.
The Berlin correspondent of the
Dagens Nyheter wrote that the meet-
ing is being held at a castle near
Kulmbach, in western Germany,
Local Man Is Prisoner
OTTAWA, Feb. 27.-(P)-A Royal
Canadian Air Force casualty list to-
day contained the name of one
American, previously reported miss-
ing, now reported a prisoner of war.
The prisoner is pilot officer Glenn
Patrick Wilson, son of G. C. Wilson
of 505 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, Mich.

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VOL. I, No. 20 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN FEBRUARY 28, 1943

PLEDGE FORMALS, Soph-Frosh Prom and other affairs
call for us all to turn on our sparkle and it is so much
easier in a formal that is feminine yet smart.
and we have SUITS galore
The indispensable part of Spring is still a suit to wear now
under a coat and later to enjoy it alone with blouses and
sweaters. Make your selection now while there are still
plenty to choose from.

STUDENTS TRUDGED
to the polls Wednesday to
vote for Student Publi-
cations Board members,
dance committee, Michigan
Union positions. Former
managing editor of The
Daily Homer Swander, '43,
Hoe Seltzer, '45M, incum-
bent, and Marvin Borman,
Manpower Corps head,
were elected to the Board
positions. Stan Wallace,
'45, and Edna Sott, '46,
were elected co-chairmen
of the combined soph-frosh
class dance. Six men were
chosen to fill vice-president
positions in the Union.
They are: literary college,
George Ceithaml, '43; en-
gineering college, Art Geib,
'44; medical school, Robert
Taylor, '43; dental school,

pose that it will be one of
the 334 colleges and uni-
versities selected by the
Army and Navy for service
classes . . . He said that
the University's number
of well-qualified technical
teachers should make it
one of the natural choices
for war technical training.
He also predicted that as
the program gains momen-
tum more and more Uni-
versity residence halls will
be taken over for the hous-
ing of soldier and sailor
students.
ANOTHER TRAINING
program has been designed
for colleges to produce
Naval officers on a whole-
sale basis starting about
July 1, the Navy an-
nnend.. .The seiectinn

nowned chess expert, play-
ed 17 chess games simul-
taneously in a public exhi-
bition in the Union ... Of
the- 17 games played, Mr.
Horowitz won 15 and drew
2 ... That is a not-too-bad
average when you consider
that he went from table to
table playing them all at
the same time.
SATURDAY WAS the
day for an all-day Bomb-
er Area Conference which
brought many dignitaries
to Ann Arbor and to the
Willow Run plant . . .
Charles P. Taft, assistant
director of health and wel-
fare services of the Fed-
eral Security Agency, gave
the principal address on
"Community Problems in
War Productinn" ...Tm-

compositions by himself-
"Reharmonized Harmoni-
ous Blacksmith" (Handel),
"Mozart a la Mode" and
"Gnats to You.
A NEW PRqGRAM, sim-
ilar to the of V-7 college
plan has been introduced
to add to the campus war
training programs ... Jun-
ior and senior engineers, 18
to 28, may apply for offi-
cers training in the United
States Naval Reserve, un-
der the new plan . . . The
students will be given an
oplortunity to continue
their studies.
HARRY A. TILLOTSON,
well known to many Michi-
gan fans, who served as
business manager of the
Michigan Athletic Associ-
tinon for 23 vears died

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