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VOL. LIII No. 139 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1943

PRICE FIVE CENTS

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Execution,
Is Stayed
2nd Time
U.S. Supreme Court
Extends Time Only
Few Hours after Date
Of Hanging Was Reset
DETROIT, April 14.-- (A)- The
United States Supreme Court today
extended the borrowed time, of con-
victed traitor Max Stephan by grant-
Ing a second stay of execution only
a few short hours after federal judge
Arthur J. Tuttle had reset the date
of his hanging for April 27.
Stephan, 52-year-old German-born
restaurant owner, was convicted by a
federal court jury of aiding the flight
of a Nazi flying officer who escaped
from a Canadian prison camp. He
was sentenced last August to be
hanged Nov. 13, but was granted a
stay pending an appeal to the high
court, which last week refused to
review his case.
Tuttle Sets Date
Today Judge Tuttle set the new
execution date despite protests from
the condemned man's attorney, Nich-
olas Salowich, who had sought fur-
ther delay on grounds that he was
appealing, to the Supreme. Court for
a rehearing. Salowich said also he
would appeal to President Roosevelt
for executive clemency.I
The Supreme Court's new stay of
execution was given under rules of
the high court which allow 25 days
for the filing of a rehearing applica-
tion. Thus Salowich would have
until April 30 to make the rehearing
appeal.
Petitions for Stay
In his petition for the stay of exe-
cution, which the Supreme Court re-
ceived by mail, Salowich said an
application for rehearing would be
filed "not for the purpose of delay
but for the purpose of placing before
this court the fact that this is a cap-
ital case, the first treason case to be
tried and brought to this court in 150
years''
Stephan's former arrogant confi-
dence was completely broken as he
sobbed violently throughout the hour
he was in court today, handcuffed to
two deputy marshals. Shortly after
his conviction eight months ago he
had boasted, "Germahy will never
let me hang." .

Petitions Due
For Manpower
Heads Today
Applications Must Be
Turned in at Union;
Jobs for 56 Men Open
Petitions for the important stu-
dent offices of Manpower Corps dir-
ectors must be turned in today at
the Union.
The Student War Board will begin
interviewing prospective directors to-
night.
Mary Borman, who has directed
the Corps since its origin last fall,
will retire to an advisory position
and leave the actual direction of the
group to the new directors. One of
them will become head of the organ-
ization.
Corps To Carry On Spring Project
The many spring projects being
carried on by the Manpower Corps
has made advisable the splitting df
responsibility, and one director will
be chiefly concerned with campus
projects and the Big Ten organiza-
tion. The other will be in charge of
local projects.
Under the community head will
come the newest project, the estab-
lishment of a High School Manpower
Corps which will take over more of
the collegiate group's positions.
Members of the Student War
Board commended the work of the
Corps thus far this year and stressed
the extreme importance of qualified
workers tilling the positions. Any
member 'of the student body may
apply-whether he is a freshman or
graduate student. "Just state your
qualifications and we'll try to select
the best men for the job," Borman
said yesterday.
Fifty men are "desperately"
needed to harvest corn this Satur-
day. Transportation will be pro-
vided to the farm, and the work-
ers will receive 14 cents per bushel
of grain harvested.
Four men answered the call of
a local defense plant for workers
yesterday. There are two positions
yet to be filled who will be paid the
hourly wage of 65 cents.
The supervisor of the buildings
and grounds department needs two
students to help with the spring
cleaning on campus.
Students who can work on any of
the projects should call the Man-
power Corps office in the Union im-
mediately and get full information
about the jobs.

Planes, Army
Featured in
Bond Parade
Local Drive Reaches
One Quarter of Quota;
Collects $1,529,345
Zooming, speedy Navy fighters and
giant Army Liberator bombers from
Willow Run provided an added at-
traction to the War Loan parade
which marched through the streets
of Ann Arbor yesterday to convince
faculty, students and townspeople of
the merits of bond buying.
The parade, which displayed dif-
ferent types of mechanized might,
included all divisions of the various
Army schools on campus.
Ypsilanti Bugle Corps Marches
Most colorful unit was the high
stepping girls' drum and bugle corps
from Ypsilanti. Other martial music
was furnished by University band,
the Ann Arbor High School Band and?
the NROTC drum and bugle corps.
The local bond committee was
"very enthusiastic" yesterday as?
they reached nearly one quarter of
their quota in the second day of the
drive. Warren F. Cook, chairman of:
the War Finance Committee, warned
that more effort must be put into the
drive if the county's goal of $6,380,-
000 is to be raised.
Drive Collects $1,529,345
While the drive has been on of-
ficially for only two days the $1,529,-
345 collected represents all contri-
butions made during the first two
weeks in April. This means that the
remaining 75 per cent must be at-
tained in the remaining 15 days of
April.
On campus the University organi-
zation under Gordon Griffiths plans
to contact every member of the fac-
ulty, but he urges that students and
faculty buy all the bonds they can
without being contacted.
Bonds may be purchased at the
University's cashier's office in the
South Wing or at the information
desk at the University hospital.
Morgent hau tAsks
'20% in War Bonds
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, April 14.- As the
nation passed a $4,000,000,000 total
on the third day of its $13,000,000,000)
war loan drive, Secretary of the?
Treasury Morgenthau told Congress
today that individuals should invest
from 15 to 20 per cent of their earn-
ings in war bonds, instead of the 10
per cent previously suggested by the
government.
In Washington, meanwhile, Secre-
tary Morgenthau appeared at a joint
informal session of six Congressional
committees to explain the bond drive,
which opened Monday.
Regent Cook
Passes at 79
Funeral Services Will
Be Held in Hillsdale
A member of the University Board
of Regents since 1933, Franklin M.
Cook, 79, of Hillsdale, died at noon
yesterday in the University hospital
after a long illness.
The funeral services will probably
be held in the Presbyterian church

in Hillsdale, according to a member?
of the family on campus. He leaves,
of his immediate family, his widow,
Lulu, a daughter Laura, state DAR
regent, and a son, John B. Cook, all
of Hillsdale.
Cook was a member of a pioneer

Harmon and His Bomber,'Old 98'

War Department Telegram Reports
Flyer Missing in Actlioi Since April 8
Lieut. Thomas Dudley Harmon, football star at the University in 1938,
1939 and 1940 and the greatest scorer in gridiron history, is "missing in the
South American area," but*his shocked parents were clinging staunchly
tonight to the hope that he is still alive.
Faced with a terse telegram from the War Department which expressed
"deep regret" that their pilot son had not been heard from since April 8,
Tom's parents waited in the house he built for them here and voiced their
faith that he would bob up before long-" somewhere"-and safe.
"Tom is strong and knows how to take care of himself," said his father,
Louis A. Harmon. "We can only pray now."
The 23-year-old former All-American of 1939 and 1940 entered the
~------Army Air Forces a year ago. He
received his silver wings as a twin-
Jap Bom bers engine bomber pilot at Williams
Field, Ariz., Oct. 30, 1942.
Last Letter Dated April 4
Raid Milne Bay A fortnight ago, Tom's parents
received a letter from him saving he

Standing beside the plane which carries the same number on its
side as his football jersey did on his back, is Tom Harmon, who has been
reported missing in the South American theatre since April 8. His
parents, however, have not yet given up hope.

Press Protests
To FDR About
Conference Ban
Correspondents Say
Public Needs News
About Food Meeting
WASHINGTON, April 14.-(R)-i
In a letter to President Roosevelt,
the standing committee of Washing-
ton correspondents today said that
restriction placed on newspaper re-
porters at the forthcoming Interna-
tional Food Conference constitute "a
denial of legitimate news to the
American public and hence an
abridgement of the freedom of the
press."
The committee, which represents
560 American and foreign corre-
spondents with membership in the
Congressional press galleries, said it
had been, advised that newspaper re-
porters would be excluded from all
contact with the delegates, and from
all deliberations except for prefunc-
tory opening and closing sessions, of
the conference starting May 18 at
the Homestead hotel in Hot Springs,
Va.
"By these arrangements the Amer-
ican people will be denied news to
which they are entitled and prevent-
ed from exerting any influence in
shaping the decisions which will af-
fect our nation in the future," the
committee said in a statement made
a part of letters sent to the Presi-
dent, Secretary Cordell Hull and El-
mer Davis, director of the Office of
War Information.

House Fight
Opens Again
Over Farm Bill

Move
Farm
Starts

for Abolition of
Security Board
New Opposition

WASHINGTON, April 14.-(P)-A
new farm fight broke out in the
House today over the appropriations
committee's recommendation for ab-
olition of the Farm Security Admin-
istration and threatened to riddle the
$707,040,844 supply bill for the Agri-
culture department for the fiscal
year starting July 1.
Opponents of the FSA abolition
move scored a major strategic vib-
tory by persuading the Rules Com-
mittee to diecree procedure under
which many provisions in the con-
troversial measure may be removed
by a single objection.
At the request of the Agriculture
committee, which accused the Ap-
propriations Committee of usurping
its legislative prerogatives, the Rules
Committee refused to safeguard the
bill from parliamentary points of
order. The effect of this action is
that any member-and there were
many waiting to do it-could raise
a point of order against any legisla-
tive provision not directly dealing
with appropriations and thereby re-
move it.
Recalling that the House spent ap-
proximately ten days last year dis-
posing of the Agriculture appropria-
tions bill, Representative Lambertson
(Rep.-Kas.), a critic of FSA, declared
"the fight's on. We are going to have
another grand time on this agricul-
ture bill," while Representative Dirk-
sen (Rep.-Ill.) commented that the
House could have "a Roman holiday"
with the bill and send it to the sen-
ate "with just about the enacting
clause" remaining.

In New Attack
Allied Ships, Ground
Installations Are lit;
30 Planes Shot Down
ALLIED HEADQUARTERS INI
AUSTRALIA, April 15.-(Li)-For the
second time in less than a week, the
Japanese unloosed a massive air as-
sault against a vital Allied New
Guinea base as a force of between
75 to 100 medium bombers, dive-
bombers and fighter planes attacked
Milne Bay shipping and ground in-
stallations yesterday for half an hour
during daylight. Thirty of the enemy
planes were shot out of action.
The swarm of attacking planes
was met by Australian-manned
P-40's which were engaged through
the battle, by American-manned
P"38's and by anti-aircraft batteries.
Allied fighter losses "were moderate,"
said the Allied Headquarters noon
communique.
The raiders struck three "small
Allied vessels," causing damage and
casualties, the War Bulletin report-
ed, but fires on two of the ships were
quickly controlled and the third,
heavily hit, was forced to beach.
Of the 30 enemy planes shot out of
action, "22 were bombers and eight
were fighters," the communique said.
"Of these, 15 were actually seen to
crash, nine were seen falling after
being hit and six were seen to receive
bursts and left the action. It is un-
likelyi that any were able to return
to their base."
Forty-six ,planes of the attacking
formation were medium or dive
bombers, and five fighters.
Coal Miners Reject,
Government Plai
NEW YORK, April 14.- (/P)-
Southern soft coal operators rejected
today a government proposal for an
annual six-day work week guarantee
as a basis for negotiating a new con-
tract with the United Mine Workers
and called again for certification of
the dispute to the War Labor Board,
Accepted in principle by John L.
Lewis, president of the UMW, in lieu
of a $2 a day wage increase demand,
the proposal was turned down yes-
terday by northern operators who
today described it as "wholly mac-
ceptable."

was in the cari~Dean area, out oi tne

was in the Caribbean area, out, of the
country for the first time. It was
dated April 4. Four days later he
vanished.
Harmon left the country in a plane
which bore the legend, "Old 98-
Little Butch" after the number he
carried to fame on the gridiron.
"I'll get that first Jap for Michi-
gan," he wrote a friend here recently.
His scoring record-larger even
than that of Illinois' Red Grange-
was 237 points In three years of col-
legiate competition. His 33 touch-
downs were two more than the total
scored by the "Galloping Ghost."
Harmon Builds Home for Parents
A native of Gary, Ind., Harmon
moved his parents to Ann Arbor and
built a $17,000 home for them with
his earnings after graduation. After
his graduation in June, 1941, Tom
obtained a job as sports broadcaster
for a Detroit station and described
the Michigan games from a radio
booth that fall.
When Tom came to Ann Arbor in
the fall of 1937 he was proclaimed
by Fielding H. Yost as "the greatest
high school athlete of the year."
Thefame that preceded him was
achieved at Horace Mann High
Turn to Page 3, Col. 3
World News
In,,Brief
Aid t Axis Refused
By The Associated Press
STOCKHOLM, April 14.- Hun-
gary has refused Axis requests for
troops to help defend the Balkans
and at the same time is withdraw-
ing soldiers from Russia, usually
reliable sources said today.
According to these quarters,
Mussolini asked Premier Nicholas
Kallay of Hungary for troops dur-
ing the latter's recent Rome visit,
but Kallay was reported to have
clung to the official line an-
nounced weeks ago that no Hun-
garian forces would be sent across
the southern borders.
De Gaulle Considers Plan
ALGIERS, April 14.- Unification
of the French Empire overseas under
a council which would be committed
to surrendering its powers to the
French people after their liberation
is the basis of the "Giraud Plan"
which General Charles De Gaulle,
Fighting French leader, is consider-
ing in London, Allied circles said
today.
* * *

SEND 'EM CIGARETTES:
Campus Sare Your Smokes'
Campaign To Begin Monday

"Share your Smokes" with our
fighters! -Every five cents contrib-
uted to the drive to be sponsored by
the Union in cooperation with The
Daily from April 19 to 24 will send a
pack of cigarettes to service men
overseas.
With its goal set at $500, or one
million smokes, the Drive will call on
every student on campus to make
his contribution, and thus help an-
swer General" MacArthur's request,
"Send 'em cigarettes."
Greeks Asked for $250
Fraternities and sororities will be
asked to give in all $250, or one half
the campus total.
The dormitories, League houses
and service men in the East and
West Quads on campus are also ex-
pected to do their share. At the end
of this week coin collection contain-
ers, marked with the insignia of the
Drive, will be distributed to these
groups as well as all fraternities and
sororities.
In.addition students will be posted
with containers throughout the
length of the Drive at the Diagonal,

seal will be placed on the student
contribution reading, "Good Luck,
Good Smoking from the Michigan
Student Body."
In order to facilitate League hous-
es in giving to the Drive, the Union
will pick up all contributions which
they make, on call.
OPA Suspends
Meat Ceilings
WASHINGTON, April 14.-(R)-
OPA hinted strongly it will order
lower retail prices for meat in sus-
pending today for a month new dol-
lar-and-cents ceilings on beef, veal,
lamb and mutton, originally sched-
uled to become effective tomorrow.
In accompanying actions, the
agency clamped ceilings on horse
meat and approved corn transporta-
tion subsidies intended to hold down
prices of dairy and poultry products
and encourage increased production
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723

Students

To Be Honored
At Convocation
Paying tribute to 723 students, the
twentieth annual Honors Convoca-
tion will be held at 11 a.m. tomor-
row in Hill Auditorium.
Dr. Waldo Gifford Leland, director
of the American Council of Learned
Societies, will be the featured speak-
er at the exercises. He will address
the the Convocation on the subject
"Scholars in Government." Dr. Le-
land has been active in American ed-
ucation circles since his graduation
from Brown University in 1900.
Of the 723 honored students at the
Convocation, 207 are seniors in the
upper ten per cent of their class; 70
juniors; 84 sophomores, and 125
freshmen. The underclassmen have
maintained a half A half B average

Schoolmasters Club Opens 57thI
Annual Conference on Education

The fifty'-seventh annual Michi-
gan Schoolmasters' Club opens its
three-day "Education for Freedom"
program today with the meeting of
two educational institutes.
The fourteenth annual conference
on Teacher Education will convene
at 9:30 a.m. today in the University
High School auditorium under the
direction of Chairman J. B. Edmon-
son, Dean of the School of Education.
David M. Trout director of the
Miehiv~rrn . 1A Tnf Tmn~chpr !Eduir-

Meeting also tomorrow in conjunc-
tion with the Schoolmasters' Club is
the ninth annual conference on
Cooperation. Chairman George E.
Carrothers, director of the Bureau
in Cooperation with Educational In-
stitutions, will open the conference
at 2 p.m. in the Union.
Implications of the war for college
and high schpol relationships will be
discussed by Principal Walter R.
Clenminson of Grosse Pointe High

Rommel's Planes Smashed
I ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN
NORTH AFRICA, April 14.- The
Allied high command' announced
today histunning 84-to-3 aerial
victory which shredded Marshal
Rommel's sky cover and further
menaced his thin supply line on
the eve of the climactic fight for
survival by his cornered Tunisian
troops.
American Flying Fortresses led
a tremendous assault on Rommel's
rear bases in Sicily, destroying 77

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