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VOL. LIII No. 131 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 1943

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Yanks Bomb'
Nazi Positions
In Belgium
Pilots Blast Airplane
Works Near Antwerp;
British Assault Kiel
By The Associated Press
LONDON, April 5.- Living up to
Major Gen. Ira C. Eaker's recent
promise to match the RAF blow-for-
blow in a withering aerial attack on
Hitler's industrial Europe, a huge
force of American Flying Fortresses
and Liberators pounded the Erla
airplane repair works near Antwerp
in Belgium today to follow up a
heavy British assault on Kiel, Ger-
many, last night.
Score Direct Hits
Today's attack by the high-flying,
precision-bombing American) ships
was declared to have been carried out
with "good results." A DNB dis-
patch broadcast by the Berlin Radio
said the raiders scored direct hits
"on blocks of houses, which caused
fires and destruction and severe los-
ses among the civil population" of
Antwerp.
Radio stations in Munich, Stutt-
gart, Koenigsburg, Luxembourg, Lau-
sanne and Burgomunster, Switzer-
land, went off the air late tonight,
indicating Allied bombers were over
the continent again.
British Attack Shipping
The Air Ministry announced to-
night that during the afternoon
British venturas of the Bomber Com-
mand, escorted by fighters, attacked
docks and shipping at Brest. One
enemy fighter was knocked down,
but three British bombers and one
fighter were reported missing.
The Americans' first attack in the
area of Belgium's second largest city
was carried out by what observers on
the English coast at Folkestone de-
scribed as the greatest single force
they had ever seen crossing the
channel.
New U.S. Bombers
Faster, Fedden Says
LONDON, April 5. - (A) - Two
American plants are going into pro-
duction of bombers which will carry
twice the bomb load of the best cur-
rent types and will travel farther
and faster, Sir Roy Fedden, chairman
of the recent British Air Mission to
the United States said today.
Fedden told a press conference the
new bombers would be turned out by
Boeing and by Consolidated and he
said "We are putting in a strong
recommendation that the RAF will
use one of these types."
Singtime Tickets
To Go on Sale
Concert To Include
Classics and Swing
Tickets for the Manpower Corps
sponsored "Singtime-a Symphony in
Song" will be sold tomorrow on the
diagonal, Warren Watts, '44, ticket
chairman, said yesterday.
The concert will be presented
Thursday in Hill Auditorium and will.
include all types of music from sacred
church chants to modern jazz. Bill
Sawyer is directing the show which
will include the University Women's

Glee Club, the Men's Chorus and the
Union orchestra.
All the proceeds of the concert will
be contributed to the Bomber Schol-
arship Fund. Everything, from the
talents of the orchestra to Hill Audi-
torium, is being donated for the pro-
gram.

U.S. Bombers Pound
Naples, CrippleVessels

Leads Regent Race

Ziegler

Defeating

Re id

By The Associated Press
ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN
NORTH AFRICA, April 5.- Nearly
100 American Flying Fortresses loos-
ed 200 tons of bombs on the southern
Italian port of Naples Sunday, set-
ting fires whose billowing smoke
blacked out the combustion of near-
by Vesuvius and leaving the harbor
littered with 24 crippled vessels and
the main airport in a rubble of
wrecked planes.
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's com-
munique today told of this greatest
destruction yet heaped on Naples
the Tunisian supply key. The assault
Allies Blast Jap
Pacific Forces
10 Bases' Harassed
In Renewed Assaults
ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN
AUSTRALIA, April 6 (Tuesday)-
(P)- Allied planes carried new as-
saults to Japanese concentrations in
the southwest Pacific yesterday with
blows at 10 enemy bases, including
an harassing raid of more than three
hours on Buka, an island at the
northern tip of the Solomons, the
high command announced today.
While bombers continued a policy
of hitting the enemy daily at as
many points as possible, reconnais-
sance planes took another look at
Kavieng, in New Ireland, and re-
ported that the persistent Japanese
still had shipping-including war-
ships-there despite the heavy blows
of the past week which cost them
heavily in warships and merchant-
men.
Reconnaissance showed some war-
ships and merchant vessels are back
in the area. It also showed a light
cruiser beached, possibly the one re-
ported sinking during Sunday's hea-
vy attack on the harbor.
County Adjusts'
To Needs of
War Workers
Patriotic Merchants
Keep Stores Open for
Two Nights A Week
"Defense workers are being offered
more accommodations in Washtenaw
County than in any other place in
Michigan," Louis G. Christman, ex-
ecutive secretary of the Ann Arbor
Chamber of Commerce said yester-
day.
According to reports of Chamber of
Commerce secretaries at a state con-
vention last week-end, Ann Arbor and
Ypsilanti are the only towns in the
state whose stores remain open two
evenings a week. Christman, Ann Ar-
bor's representative at the conven-
tion, added that stores in many other
towns stay open late one night a
week, and a few offer no shopping
hours later than usual all week.
In Ann Arbor, downtown and State
Street clothing stores now are open
from noon until 9 p.m. Mondays and
Fridays. Last week the banks also
were open from 4:30 until 5:30 Friday
and will continue with that schedule.
Ypsilanti offers similar hours, with
stores open two nights a week and
the banks available from 4:30 until
6 p.m.
Christman reported that barbers
are arranging for late hours one eve-
ning a week.
Ann Arbor grocers met last night
and decided to continue regular
hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on week
days and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Satur-
days. Two city grocers remain open
Turn to Page 4, Col. 5

overshadowed all the land fighting
in Tunisia where the second Ameri-
can Army Corps of Lieut.-Gen.
George S. Patton, Jr., won a number
of commanding hills near the Gabes-
Gafsa road and pressed on to the
east for an eventual junction with
the strengthening British Eighth
Army.
The Americans, 12 miles or more
southeast of El Guetar, fought on
against strong German opposition
and turned back a counterattack in
which elite German troops tried to
recapture the lost hills. Patton's
command still was about 40 miles
from the British Eighth Army, which
was deployed against Axis positions
along the Wadi El Akarit 20 miles
north of Gabes.
(From Axis radios in Europe came
late reports that armored forces of
the British Eighth Army were ad-
vancing toward Axis defenses across
the northern end of the Gabes Gap
and that Gen. Sir Bernard L. Mont-
gomery's artillery had renewed the
attack on German-Italian positions.)
Dispatches from the southern
front disclosed that American infan-
try consolidated newly-won positions
in Birmrabott Pass, east of El Gue-
tar, today.
. *
Giraud-De Gaulle
Meeting Postponed
LONDON, April 5.-(R)-The long-
awaited North African meeting of
Gen. Charles De Gaulle and Gen.
Henri Girald for the fusion of all
French into fighting unity was post-
poned indefinitely today at the re-
quest of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
in what some diplomatic observers in-
terpreted as a master plan for an
agreement closely timed to come be-
tween the Tunisian cleanup and the
Allied invasion of Europe.

In Race for ighaPot
GOP Regents Far Ahead

R. SPENCER BISHOP
OPA Stabilizes
Ceiling Prices
On Retail Meat
WASHINGTON, April 5. -(A)-
OPA tightened its controls over meat
today by setting retail cents-per-
pound ceiling prices, effective April
15, for beef, veal, lamb and mutton,
and forbidding stores to reduce point
values on. any rationed meats and
fats without also cutting prices.
The two actions are designed, of-
ficials said, to eliminate confusion
arising from store-by-store variations
in ceilings, help stamp out black
markets in meat, and guard against
abuse of the privilege stores have of
reducing values in order to sell per-
ishable rationed items.
Today's order divides the country
into 12 regions and fixes uniform
ceilings in each except that small in-
dependent stores may charge one to
three cents a pound more.
Fido, Tabby Befriended
In Meat Rationing Ruling
WASHINGTON, April 5. - (/P) -
Fido and Tabby got something to
eat out of meat rationing today, but
it still looked like rather slim pick-
ings.
The Office of Price Administra-
tion ruled that rendering fats, such
as suet, and bones such as the rib
bones produced in cutting a carcass
or in boning of meat, may be sold
point-free for use as animal foods.

Bishop, Hayward,
Republicans, Lead.
In Election Battle
For Regent Posts
Returns from 1,088 precincts out
of 3,734 in the 'state indicated early
this morning an.easy victory for the
two Republican candidates for Vni-
versity regents, R. Spencer Bishop
and Ralph Hayward.
Hayward was leading with 5f,218
votes and Bishop was close beaind
with 53,308. The Democratic candi-
dates, Charles P. Nugent and Dr. Ira
Dean McCoy, had 36,843 and 35,684
votes respectiviely. The other ctindi-1
dates were George A. Emerich and'
Enos A. Potts, running on the Pro-
hibition ticket.
Bishop was appointed to the Uni-
versity Board of Regents by Gover-P
nor Harry F. Kelly in January to
fill a vacancy.
Reaffirming :his belief in the Ur.i-
versity's fullest\ participation in the
war effort, Bishop said, "I am in1
Turn to Iage 4, Col. 4
Ste phan To Ask
Review, of ..Casej
DETROIT, Apil 5.--VP)-Attorney'
Nicholas Salowich said tonight that
he would ask the! U.S. Supreme Court
to reconsider itsdecision which today
denied Max Stephan, Detroit restaur-
ant owner sentenced to -hang for'
treasoi, a review of his case.
Declaring that i "fundamental con_-
stitutionial rights! were violated" yI
the high court in:. refusing ,to' reviEgwJ
the case, Salowich asserted that "tle I
law says 'in all cases of convicti'rnI
of crime the punishment of whi h
provided by law is: death.., an Tp-
peal shall be allowed to the supre ne
court' as a matter of right." i

Reelected Mayor

LEIGH J. YOUNG
Young Captures
All Precincts,
Remains Mayor
Prof. Leigh J. Young (Rep.) was
reelected mayor of Ann Arbor yester-
day over his Democratic opponent,
Prof. John L. Brumm. in one of the
lightest votes in years.
Professor Young carried every one
of the city's 10 precincts by a- clear
majority, polling a total of 1736 votes
to Professor Brumm's 748. This will
be Mayor Young's second term in
office.
The mayor is professor of silvicul-
ture in the School of Forestry. Pro-
fessor Brumm is chairman of the
journalism department.
The other municipal candidates
were unopposed. Glenn L. Alt was
reelected as Council President and
Fred C. Perry as City Clerk. Jay H.
Payne ,was elected to the newly
created post of Municipal Judge. All
are Republicans.
In another contest between two
Turn to Page 4, Col. 2

Morgenthau j
Seeks World
Money Union
WASHINGTON, April 5.-(P)-As-
serting the treasury is "deeply con-E
cerned with the threat of internation-
al monetary chaos at the end of the
war," Secretary Morgenthau disclosed
today comprehensive Administration
plans to stabilize post-war currencies
and fix their value in terms of gold.
The Administration program,
which the Secretary emphasized is
purely tentative, was outlined to an
extraordinary closed session of the
Senate Committees on Foreign Rela-
tions, Banking and Currency, and
Post-War Economy and Planning. It
involves these major noints:
1. Creation of an international
stabilization fund by the United Na-
tions and their associates (a Senator
who heard Morgenthau said he un-
derstood the fund would have a cap-
ital of $5,000,000,000),
2. Fixing the value of currencies in
terms of gold.
3. An agreement among participat -
ing members, of the stabilization
funds. This would be similar to the
tripartite agreement signed by Brit -
ain, France and the United States in
1936.
Slosson To Talli
At Conference
Post-War Discussion
Will Be Held Friday
Students will have an opportunity
to become acquainted with the prob-
lems of the post-war period and to
exchange their opinions on what
action ought to be taken at the semi-
annual Post-War Conference spon-
sored by the Post-War Council Fri-
day evening and Saturday afternoon.
Prof. Preston W. Slosson of the
history department will speak on
"International Government" at 8
p.m. Friday in the Rackham audi-
torium. Four panel discussions will
be held simultaneously at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday at the Union. There will
be no charge for either the lecture
or the discussions.
Topic of one of the panels will be
"The Constitutional Form of a Pro-
posed International Government"
with Prof. Clark Dickinson of the
economics department, Prof. John
F. Shepard of the psychology de-
partment and Prof. Harold M. Dorr
of the political science department
participating, in Room 318 of the
Union. Harold Sokwitne will be stu-
deant chairman.

COEDS CHEER NEW CHIEFS:
Installation Rally Names Leaders

Ziegler Sweeps
Ahead in Run for
State Highway
Commission Job
DETROIT, April 5.-(IP)-Charles
M. Ziegler, the Republican challenger
for the post of state highway com-
missioner, swung into a growing lead
over Democratic Lloyd B. Reid, the
incumbent, in partial returns from
today's state-wide election.
The figures seemed significant in
light of the fact more than half of
the precincts counted came from
Wayne County, traditionally a Demo-
cratic stronghold upon which Demo-
crats had counted to overcome the
normal out-state Republican major-
ity.
Dr. Eugene B. Elliott, veteran Rep-
ublican stte superintendent of public
instruction, stretched his lead over
the Democraticrcontender for that of-
fice, Edward W. McFarland, Detroit
educator and former chairman of the
State Liquor Control Commission.
Elliott, though trailing, was mak-
ing a strong run in Wayne County
and the trend, unless it were upset,
would carry him to victory.
A surprising ding-dong three way
race developed in the tabulation for
supreme court justice in which the
four candidates ran on a non-partisan
ballot. Justice Bert D. Chandler,
Turn to Page 4, Col. 4
Russians Ga*in
At Novorossisk
Repel Enemy Attack
In Donets Valley Area
LONDON, April 6 (Tuesday)-
(P)- Russian forces driving against
the Nazi base at Novorossisk have
captured several populated places
in two days of hand-to-hand fight-
ing in the Caucasus, and in the
Izyum area of the Donets valley have
turned back new enemy attempts to
cross the river, Moscow announced
today.
The midnight communique, 1-
corded here by the Soviet Monitor,
said also that the Russians consoli-
dated their positions in the ring
around Smolensk, and one unit broke
through the enemy lines south of
Bely and wiped out the occupants of
several blockhouses with grenades.
The Germans over the week-end
made what apparently was a major
attempt to raid Russia's second city
of Leningrad.
PROPOSED.
Student Group
Draws Plans
For Post-War
By VALERIE ANDREWS
Fiery discpssions were carried on
last week-end at the Wesley Founda-
tion all-campus World Congress
where the issues of the basis for rep-
resentation and the division of powers
among the nations of the world were
discussed as part of a practical recon-
struction plan.
Gregor Hileman, '43, member of
the mock World Congress and leader
of the victorious faction, summed up
the purpose of the sessions as "It
takes usout of our academic ivory
tower and transports us to the pro-
verbial 'smoke-filled back rooms of
political caucuses.'
A keynote address byDr. Wolfang
Kraus of the political science depart-
ment, opened the discussions Satur-
day afternoon. He stressed the point
that an international organization of

any kind "must not freeze the status
quo of any country in their social or
economic conditions. Nations must
have room for adjustment."
As the meeting got under way,
member after member took the floor
and expressed his views. Votes were
taken and retaken after verbal bar-
rages were exchanged on both sides
on such issues as the authorization of
the world government to redistribute
heavy industry and empowering a
mnllmA~nfn Pa,,rm- c-i-n +n la-

Heads of next year's campus ac-
tivities were revealed before a crowd
of approximately 1,500 coeds yester-
day at Installation Rally, held in the
Rackham Auditorium, where out-
going officers also announced new

auxiliary boards, and Serfior' Society
and Mortar Board tapped their new
members.I
Monna Heath, '44, and Ann Mac-
Millan, '44, recently appointed presi-
dents of the Women's War Council
and Judiciary Council, respectively,
were officially installed along with
other new organization leaders.
Mary June Hastreiter, '44, took her
place as the new president of Pan-
hellenic Board, while D rls Barr, '44,
was installed as head of Assembly,
and Nancy Hattersley, '44, as WAA
president. Geraldine Stadelman, '44,
was named as first vice-priesident
and personnel administrator of the
Women's War Council, while Jean
Whittemore, '44, will fill the position
of second vice-president and surgical
dressing chairman.
Personnel of other, council offices
will be composed of Jean"Bisdee, '44,
secretary; Josephine Fitzpatrick, '44,
treasurer; and Barbara Smith, '44,
chairman of orientation. Jane Fag-
gen, '44, will be chairman of tutorial
committee, Morrow Weber, socil
committee, and Sue Simms, child
care.
Outgoing president of Judiciary
Council, Loraine Judson, '43, an-
nounced Helen Willcox, '44Ed, to be

the new senior member of the coun-
cil, while Natalie Mattern, '45, and
Eleanor Webber, '45, are the incom-

ing junior members.
Turn to Page

3, Col. I
*

MONNA HEATH

ANN MacMILLAN

SAGGING

SEAMS FORESEEN:

Tailors Turn to Soldiers as
U.S. Restricts Civilian Sales

By CLAIRE SHERMAN
Sagging hemlines, unpressed suits
and unaltered outfits will be the pass-
word for the duration.
The civilian tailoring business as it
was known in pre-Hitler days and
before Pearl Harbor is rapidly becom-
ing nothing but a memory; tailoring
shops are becoming geared to the war
effort along with everything else.
"Custom tailoring is non-essential
work," Harold C. Barth, manager of
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as long as our materials last if we take
the orders and send them to factories
to be made. Moreover, we can still
order civilian materials, but the ma-
jority of the goods we get now are
mixtures and not pure wool," he
added.
The help situation in the Barth
shop is typical of all the tailoring
business, Barth said. "Our normal
staff consists of six men. But now
we have only two left-my father,
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It's Not a Shooting Range
Or Raid Cellar; It's a Lab
The building under construction
behind the West Engineering Build-
ing is not, as sidewalk speculators
would have it, a swimming pool for
the soldiers, a new Army shooting
range, or even an air raid shelter,
but additional laboratory space for
the electrical engineering department.
The two-story frame structure,
which will house the lighter electrical
engineering equipment to meet the
need for additional space is expected
to be completed before the summer
term.
There will be an important
meeting of the Gargoyle edit staff

Funeral arrangements are being
made today for Agnes Day Gilson, 19-
year-old bride of two weeks who was
fatally burned yesterday when a spot
fire raced through her two-room
apartment which only 24 hours before
had been the scene of a gala house-
warming party.
And in the meantime, her husband,
Dr. Charles Mark Gilson, 24-year-old
Health Service dentist is lying in St.
Joseph's Mercy Hospital, severely
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TRAGEDY IN FLAMES:
Apartment Fire Is Fatal to
Agnes Gilson, Student Bride

cape from the apartment was a rear
staircase. The young married couple
dashed up the flaming steps racing
through 13 feet of solid flames, and
ten hours later the young bride was
dead, her severely-injured husband
grief-stricken by the news.
Thirteen other occupants of the
apartment escaped unscathed from
the fateful fire which resulted in
$8,000 to $10,000 loss.
The apartment that turned into a
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