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VOL. LIII No. 140 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1943

PRICE FIV CENTS

Britis.
V-i, Marine
Examinations
To Be Given
Qualifying Tests To Be
Conducted Tuesday In
Rackham Lecture Hall
Qualifying examinations for 100
Navy V-1 Reservists and 40 Marine
Reservists will be given at 9 a.m.
Tuesday 'in the Rackham Lecture
Hall.
These examinations originally an-
nounced as a component part of the
V-1 program will be given in two
parts Tuesday.
The morning session will run from
9 to 11 a.m. and the afternoon por-
tion will last from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Men
are asked to report promptly at each
hour.
This examination is required of
all V-1 men who will have con-
pleted four or more semesters by
June 1. V-1 men in pre-medical or
pre-dental training are technically
excused from the test, but the
Navy bulletin received by the War
Board urged these men to take the
examination of their own will.
'In the event these men are not
deemed qualified for medical or den-
tal training the examination can be
used as a basis for further classifica-
tion," Dr. Burton Thuma, armed
representative, said.
"In the event these men are not
Reserve, only those who will not
have completed four semesters by
June 1 are required to "ake the
test.
Arrangements are being made so
that all men taking the examination
will be excused from claszes Tuesday.
,I Under the V-i program, men who
fail to pass the qualifying examina-
tion will automatically be ordered to
duty as apprentice seaman on active
duty. Those who pass the test will
go on active Navy duty in the V-12
program beginning July 1.
Yank Planes Hit
Jap Convoy on
WayV to Wewak
ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN
AUSTRALIA, April 16 (Friday)-
()- A strong Japanese attempt to
supply and man their base at We-
wak on the north coast of New Gui-
nea, now is under attack by General
Douglas MacArthur's bombers.
Today's communique disclosed that
an enemy convoy of six merchant
vessels and three warships was sight-
ed approaching Wewak and were
immediately bombed, three of the
merchantmen being hit heavily.
An 8,000 ton ship was observed
sinking at the stern, another listed
rapidly, leaving an oil slick and a
5,000 ton ship was forced ashore and
beached.
Wewak is some 450 miles north-
west of the Allied base of Port Mores-
by. Indications have accumulated
recently that the Japanese, after los-
ing heavily in attempts to supply
their Huon Gulf bases of Lae and
Salamaua directly by ship, have

turned to Wewak, unloading the sup-
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German Supply
Ports Bombed
Soviets, British Strike
At Nazi War"Resources
LONDON, April 15.- (P)- Ger-
many's homeland war resources were
dealt shattering aerial blows from
east and west last night, with Rus-
sian planes raiding the Baltic supply
ports of Danzig and Koesnigsberg
and Britain's bombers blasting in-
dustrial Stuttgart.
Tremendous fires were left in all
objectives and fierce explosions were
observed, official accounts reported.
Announcing the Danzig and Koen-
igsberg raid, the third by Rassian
planes on Germany since Saturday,
Moscow said tonight in a broadcast

French

Hit

Tunisian

Siege

Line

PRAYER OFFERED FOR SAFE RETURN:

Harmon' Fate

Remains

Unknown

While anxious thousands awaited
developments on the missing Michi-
gan grid immortal, Tom Harmon, his
parents said last night that there was
nothing new to report.
"We haven't heard a thing from
the Government," his brother, Louis
Jr., declared, "since receiving the
short message late Wednesday from
the Secretary of War that Tom has
been missing in the Latin-American
area since April 8."
Early yesterday morning a special
mass was held at the St. Mary's Stu-
dent Chapel for Harmon, a second
lieutenant in the Army Air Force
since October, 1942.
Parents and family of Michigan's
most outstanding athlete in history
knelt in prayer with a group of
friends while Father MacPhillips
pronounced mass. It was not a mass
for the soul of Harmon, but for his
safe return.
Mrs. Harmon, now in her sixty-
seventh year, was exhausted from
723 Students
To Be Honored
At Convocation
Dr. Waldo G. Leland,
Renowned Educator,
To Address Group
Seven hundred twenty-three stu-
dents will receive official recognition
of their scholastic achievements at
the 20th annual Honors Convocation
to be held a-i ,m. todyinHIll
Auditorium.
The honored group comprising
undergraduate and graduate stu-
dents will be addressed by Dr. Waldo
Gifford Leland, director of the Aner-
ican Council of Learned Societies.
Dr. Leland who has been active in
American education circles for the
past 30 years will address the con-
vocation on the topic "Scholars in
Government."
Of the 723 students at the convo-
cation, 207 are seniors in the upper
ten per cent of their class; 70 jun-
iors; 84 sophomores and 125 fresh-
man students.
The underclassmen have main-
tained a half A half B average in
their studies here.
Special graduate and fellowship
awards will be given 80 students for
their high standards of achievement
while a group of 210 will receive spe-
cial commendation.
After graduating fromnBrown Uni-
versity in 1900, Dr. Leland traveled
abroad and lectured in French uni-
versities. When he returned to this
country, he concerned himself with
the advancement of higher education
and attainedhis Litt D. from Brown
in 1929.
Classes To End at
10:45 A.M. Today
Classes will be dismissed at 10:45
p.m. today!
On campus yesterday the news
spread like wildfire-wherever stu-
dents met, inclass, at the Bell, or in
the Arb, the greeting was "Is it
true?" Phone calls - flooded The
IDaily from irate students who won-
dered if it was 'just another false
rumor.' The dorms and Greek letter
houses buzzed with the news.
The news restored students' faith
in the Regents who had slashed the
spring vacation to nothingness. Ac-
tually the reason for the hour respite
from classes, is the annual Honors
Convocation to be held at 11:00 a.m.
today in Hill Auditorium.

lack of sleep and worry, but she ex-
pressed a strong hope that her son
was still alive and would be found.
Seated in the living of the beautiful
home which Harmon had built here
for her, Mrs. Harmon reread the War
Department telegram time after
time. It said:
"The Secretary of War expresses
his regret that your son, 2nd Lt.
Thomas D. Harmon, is reported
missing in the Latin-American area
since April 8. Additional information
will be sent you as received."
- From white-haired Louis Harmon,
Tom's 70-year-old father, down to
his brothers and sisters, there was
a definite feeling of belief in his
safety. Last word from Harmon was
received by every member of the
family last week. The letters were
postmarked April 4 in Puerto Rico.
Harmon had been in the Caribbean,
area only a short time and was with
a squadron of B-25's enroute to a
combat zone when he disappeared.
There was another close friend of
Harmon's who couldn't find any
satisfaction in the. terse telegram
from Washington. It was larmon's
coach, Herbert 0. (Fritz) !risler.
The Wolverine coach telephoned war
department officials in Washington
to learn more than was reported in
the last telepram, but they could tell
him nothing new.
And Crisler also sticks with deter-
mination to the feeling that his-
prize pupil will come out of it safe

and sound. Having seen Harmon
come through countless times when
the pressure was on, Crisler felt cer-
tain that the great physical strength
he possessed would not fail him.
The last glimspe his parents had
of Harmon was during the last
Christmas vacation when Tom was
given a ten-day furlough. He spent
it amidst the scenes of his college

days which immortalized
throughout the nation.
And so with each ring of the
phone Mr. and Mrs. Harmon
hopefully for good news, and
are certain that it will come.

him
tele-
look
they

TOM HARMON

'NIPS IN THE BUD':
1694th Unit To Stage Musical
With Bill Sawyer's Orchestra
By PVT. JASON HORN,
1694th Service Unit
"Nips in the Bud," an all-soldier musical written, produced, and acted
by the men of the 1694th Service Unit, stationed in the East Quadrangle,
will open in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre at 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 17,
it was announced yesterday by Lieutenant George G. Spence, MIS, company
commander.
"The show will enable us to display some of the talent in the unit and
to reciprocate partially for the manyt

welcome entertainments sponsored
by various groups in our behalf,"
Lieutant Spence said.
With Bill Sawyer and the Michigan
Union orchestra offering their ser-
vices in the pit, the musical will be
viewed on May 17 by the other mili-
tary units studying on this campus,
the engineers, air corps, and ROTC.
The show will be repeated the fol-
lowing evening for members of the
Michigan University faculty, officers
stationed on this campus, officers
from commands in other sections of
the country especially invited for the
occasion, public officials of Ann Ar-
bor, and enlisted men of the 1694th
and their guests.
The second performance will be
followed by a formal reception anid
ball. Arrangements have been made
with Dean of Women Alice C. Lloyd
and Assistant Dean Mrs. Byril F.
Bacher granting coeds receiving in-
vitations to the affair special late
privileges for thenweek-day evening.
T he men creating the musical are
giving up their week-ends and their
one daily free afternoon hour to pol-
ish up the script and score. Band
leader Bill Sawyer has volunteered
to orchestrate the dozen or more
tunes which are being composed by
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RUTHVEN TO MAKE TOUR
President Alexander G. Ruthven
will be a member of the inspection
board which Wvill make its annual
inspection tour of the United States
Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.,
during a four-day period starting
Monday.

O WI Predit CS
Food Shortage,
To Be, Serious
WASHINGTON, April 15.- ()-
The Office of War Information to-
night said American civilians this
year face various shortages-either
occasionally severe or continuous-in
a "serious food situation."
The OWI said this is the general
prospect-governed by many factors
not completely predictable-for the
year on the home front:
More food produced than in rec-
ord-breaking 1942 but less of it for
civilian consumption.
This is the picture:
"Conservatively and roughly esti-
mated, and assuming average weath-
er, civilians will have about 3 per
cent more food than in the pre-war
years but about 6 per cent less than
in 1942.
"There will be little fancy food but
there will be enough of it if it is,
fairly shared and conserved."
The report, months in preparation,
asserted its purpose- was neither to
4'alarm nor reassure." It added:
"The food situation is not entirely
predictable. Requirements vary from
time to time. Supplies at any given
place at any given time depend on
varying factors. Production depends
on weather and other fluctuating
influences. The result is constant
change.
Turn to Page 2, Col. 1

Campus Bond n,
& t
Drive Passes i
Halfway Mark "
ti
Griffith Urges Wider
Participation by All
University Members C
Response throughout the Univer-a
sity to the nation wide appeal tod
buy bonds has been "very satisfac-v
tory," Gordon Griffith, head of theg
University drive, said yesterday, but
he urged a wider participation by9
all members of the staff.s
Sales recorded yesterday have al-
ready exceeded. the halfway mark of
the campus quota for the Series "E"
war bonds. "We need more individual
sales," Mr. Griffith said, "This iss
everyone's campaign, and the small
purchaser is helping as much asthec
larger one." -,
The War Bond committee urges
potential purchasers of the bonds not
to wait for calls from a solicitor.
Orders will be taken at the Cashier'sN
Office in South Wing and in theI
Lobby of the University Hospital.0
Orders can also be sent by campust
mail to the Investment Office.
War Stamp books may be filledt
during the month and turned in at
face value for bonds.,
-The University can secure credit
for sales of War Bonds purchasedt
through the local banks or other
agencies. People buying bonds at the
bank should contact any University
Committee member or the Invest-
ment Office.
Both the University Drive and the
City Drive are well above the nation-
al average. One-third of the respec-
tive quotas of most counties over the
nation are filled.
Hitler's Birthday
Spurs Bond Sales
WASHINGTON, April 15.- (1P)-
With a third of their 13 billion dollar
second war loan drive in the bag,
Americans today were figuring out
fancy birthday presents for Adolf
Hitler next Tuesday in the form of
still more war bond purchases.
As ideas to "Hit Hitler with War
Bonds" popped up around the na-
tion, Secretary of the Treasury Hen-
ry Morgenthau, Jr., said:
"The push isn't over. Our prob-
lem is to reach the man in the street
with bond sales,. and that's still
ahead."
He said the man in the street had
bought only $320,000,000 of the 54
billion in government securities sold
thus far in the drive.
Meanwhile, apparently originating
in. Washington, Pa., an American
idea went the rounds.
Wouldn't it be nice, suggested Edi-
tor Austin V. McClain of the Wash-
ington Observer, if Americans
bought war bonds as birthday pres-
ents for Adolf Hitler.
Funeral Rites Will
Be Held for Regent
HISDALE, Mich., April 15.-V(P)
-Funeral services for Franklin M.
Cook, veteran member of the Univer-
sity of Michigan Board of Regents
and retired banker, will be held at
2:30 p.m. Central War Time, Friday
at the Hillsdale College Baptist
Church with the Rev. B.G. Mattson
of Jonesville in charge. He will be
assisted by the Rev. E.W. Greenfield
^f -74.A,. Th,,,.a m7wil h in ni

Elliott Speaks
It Educators
Conference
State Superintendent
Voices Disapproval of
Eliminating Courses I
Coordinate and bracket classes, use
eachers for several subjects, but do
iot eliminate courses Dr. Eugene B.
Elliott, State Superintendent of Pub-
ic Instruction, advised educators
yesterday in the Ninth Annual Con-
ference on Problems in School and
College Cooperation.
Colleges and secondary schools
may work together effectively, Dr.I
Elliott, one of the three speakers at
the conference, said, if the higher
nstitutions provide correspondence
courses for the teachers, and if there
is a close cooperation in campus-
school relationships which will give
teachers an opportunity for college
work.
Emergency Courses Discussed
Walter R. Cleminson, principal of
Grosse Pointe High School, presented
a discussion of the emergency courses
and programs in secondary schools
during 1942-3. In a recent survey
which he conducted among 15 Michi-
gan high schools he found that 65
per cent of the boys in the eleventh
and twelfth grades were included in
some special war course.
Capt. Ralph C. Wenrich, pre-in-
duction officer from Washington,
D. C., pointed out that the Army is.
especially interested in securing high
school students who have had special
training. For this reason, he said, vo-
cational trade schools have proved
to be very important.
Dorr Discusses Requirements
Prof. Harold M. Dorr, of the Uni-
versity political science department,
discussed some of the advantages
and disadvantages of the college en-
trance requirement plan.
"Today," he said, "in view of
the changed conditions between high
school and colleges, entrance re-
quirements are not valuable per se.
Their importance," he continued, "is
to be found as they indicate students'
abilities and accomplishments."
"For students who show real abil-
Turn to Page 2, Col. 2
Army Officials
To Arrive Todlay
Two top ranking Judge Advocate
Generals, one from the United States
and the other from Canada, are
scheduled to arrive in Ann Arbor to-
day for the graduation exercises of
the ninth class of the Judge Advocate
General School to be held tomorrow.
Major General Myron C. Cramer,
the Judge Advocate General of the
United States Army, and Brigadier
Reginald J. Orde, the Judge Advo-
cate General of the Canadian Forces,
will be accompanied by various other
high ranking members of the Judge
Advocate General's Department.
Among these will be Colonel John
Weir, Executive officer, andColonel
Robert M. Springer, Chief of the
Military Personnel Division, the
Judge Advocate General's Depart-
ment, Washington, D.C.

Allied Toll
Of Captives
is 30,000
By DANIEL DE LUCE
Associated Press Correspondent
ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN
NORTH AFRICA, April 15.- British
and French troops in hand-to-hand
fighting have seized two valuable
stretches of high ground and 600
more prisoners along the Axis Tuni-
sian siege line to boost the Allied toll
of enemy captives to more than
30,000 in less than four weeks, the
High Command announced.
Allied Airmen Strike
Allied airmen also punched addi-
tional holes in the enemy's sky armor
yesterday, destroying 21 planes at a
cost of eight Allied aircraft, and rain-
ing tons of explosives on the still
strong Tunisian-Sicilian network of
fields.
This powerful sky offensive has
destroyed 459 planes in combat since
the Mareth offensive March 20, com-
pared with 152 Allied aircraft miss-
ing. Officers also estimate that 1,500
more German and Italian planes
have been destroyed aground during
a systematic pounding of Axis air
terminals.
British Infantry Attacks
British First Army Infantry
stormed and captured Debel and a
mountain top eight miles above Med-
jez-El-Bab and 30 miles west of
Tunis yesterday, routing strongly-
entrenched German and Austrian
Alpine troops of whom 200 surren-
dered.
These enemy troops were dug in,
as are other Axis troops holding the
mountain approaches to Tuns and
Bizerte, for a fierce siege warfa.
Their removal from the high ground
between Medex-El-Bab and Mateur
would facilitate a direct highway
drive on Tunis by Lieut.-Gen. E..N.
WSSF Drive
ReceivYes $178
Mosher-Jordan, League
Add Special Donations
Going into the second day of the
week drive, the World Student Ser-
vice Fund has already collected $128
from the Michigan League and $50
from Mosher Jordan as special con-
tributions to aid students and faculty
members in war-torn areas of the
world, Barbara Smith, '44, chairman
of the drive, announced yesterday.
Four speakers from the Chinese
Club visited five of the girls' dormi-
tories to give the coeds an idea of
what the money collected in the
United States is used for. The speak-
ers, who were entertained afterwards
with a buffet dinner at Lane Hall,
were Catherine Choy, '44, Chang-Ni-
Young, Grad, Makepeace Uho Tsao,
Grad, and Herman Yueh, '45E.
The committee has placed "world
banks" for all student and faculty
contributions min the Business office,
the Dean of Students' office, the
Dean of Women's office and all de-
partmental offices.
Next Thursday in order to raise
money for the fund there will be a
sale of a pamphlet giving informa-
tion about the organization of WSF.

Hromadka To Speak Here Today
In Final Lecture of CDC Series

Presenting the final lecture of the
CDC series, Dr. Joseph L. Hromadka,
well-known European scholar, will
speak on the topic of "What Is Dy-

SMOKES FOR SOLDIERS:
One Million Cigarettes Is Goal

the Students' Christian Movement of
Czechoslavakia for twelve years. He
lectured at Prague from 1920 till
1939.
Author of several books in the
fields of theology, philosophy of re-
ligion and comparative Christianity,
Dr. Hromadka has been a guest pro-
fessor at Princeton Seminary since
the outbreak of the wa. He has
also served as editor of "The Christ-
ian Review" from 1927 till 1939.
This lecture, which will be fol-
lowed by a discussion period, will
deal with three main issues: "The
Present Catastrophe-A Result of a,
Deep Spiritual Paralysis, Can We Be
Sure of the Christian Theory? and
Christian Certainties in the Midst of
a Confused World."
The lecture series has been soon-

The "Share your Smokes" drive to
be conducted April 19-24 by the
Union and The Daily will answer the
plea "Hi, buddy, got a cigarette?" for
a million service men overseas.
- -I- --- Qiitan

vicemen abroad for every nickel con-
tributed in the campus "Share your
Smokes" drive.
This is how the cigarettes will
reach our fighters. They will be car-
fnn aaatiiin nf.R 'P+.h -wnnx

General MacArthur's request to
"Send '6m cigarettes" instigated the'
Union and The Daily to undertake a'
$500 drive-one million cigarettes-
to share our smokes with our fight-
ing men.
Fraternitie nd s ororities will he

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