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Varsity Nine

Will Meet Detroit



Last Home
Game for
Boim, Henshaw Will
Start; Entire Bengal
Squad To Make Trip
Climaxing the Wolverine spring
sport calendar, the varsity nine will
face Steve O'Neill's Detroit Tigers
for the first time in history in a twi-
light game that is scheduled to get
under way at 6:30 p.m. at the Ferry
Field diamond.
It is the Maize and Blue squad's
last home game of the season, and it
is expected that an overflow crowd
wgill witness the exhibition contest.
With the exception of Joe Hoover
and Mike Higgins, the entire Detroit
ball club will make the trip, since
O'Neill plans to start his regulars
against the varsity.
Roy Henshaw will probably be the
starting pitcher for the Ben gas,
while Coach Ray Fisher plans to send
his ace hurler, Pro Boim, to the
mound for Michigan. When Henshaw
pitched for the University of Chicago
in the early thirties he set the Wol-
verines down twice, losing a third
tilt to Whitey Wistert ina pitchers'
For rookie Dick Wakefield, who is
niaking his major league debut this
season, it will be homecoming. The
former Maize and Blue slugger bat-
ted a cool .400 during spring train-
Ini, and at the present time is lead-
ing the Tigers in hits with 19, runs
batted in with 8, and is tied with Doc
-Turn to Page 3, Col. 1
Hunt Continues
For Pair Lost in
Canoe Tragedy
'U' Freshman, Girl
Believed Drowned in
Barton Pond Saturday
Sheriff's deputies are continuing
today to drag Barton pond for the
bodies of a University student and
his girl companion who are both be-
leived to have drowned there Satur-
day night.
The missing persons, Harry H.
Flickinger, '46E, and Margaret Ellen
Kershner, 411 E. William St., were
one of four couples who rented
canoes from William Saunders about
10:30 p.m. Saturday. Their fate was
not suspected until afternoon of the
following day, when the girl's room-
mate, Kathleen Summers, discovered
early Sunday that Miss Kershner had
not been home since the previous
A telephone call to the Kappa Sig-
ma house, 806 Hill St., where Flick-
inger lived, revealed that he had not
returned either. An investigation by
friends of the couple followed and
the empty, overturned canoe was
found in Barton pond.
Flinkinger was from Utica, Mich.,
and Miss Kershner lived formerly in
Charleston, W. Va. She was here as
an Army Signal Corps inspector at
International Industries, Inc.
Engine Council
Elections Today

Elections to the Engineering Coun-
cil will be held today from 8 a.m. to
12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in
a booth on the second floor of the
West Engineering Building, John
Gardner, 46E, in charge of elections,
announced yesterday.
Candidates from the Sophomore
class are Joe Linker, '45E, and John
DeBoer, '45E. Junior class candi-
dates will be Arthur Geib, '44E, Wil-
liam Maccoun, '44E, and Leslie Burn-
ett, '44E. Freshman candidates are
use11 Vniiuarhl. '46E, and Frank

Reds Smash
Nazis in Big
Soviets' Largest Raid
Hits 11 Rail Centers;
German Attack Fails
By The Associated Press
LONDON, May 11 (Tuesday)-
Russian planes carried their biggest
aerial offensive of the war into the
second day yesterday by blasting 11
more key rail centers behind the
Nazi lines, and Moscow announced
that anti-aircraft defenses shot
down 43 of 200 German planes which
attempted an assault on the Rostov-
Bataisk gateway to the Caucasus.
Amplifying the midnight commun-
ique, which announced strong terial
blows against enemy concentrations
and fortifications, the Moscow radio
broadcast the details of day-long
Stormovik assaults wreckingrailway
stations and troop-laden trains and
trucks behind virtually the entire
German front.
The broadcast, recorded by the So-
viet monitor, said the large scale
German air raids were largely dis-
persed short of their Rostov-Bataisk
targets, but that some isolated craft
broke through and causd some dam-
The Russians said only seven of
their intercepting planes were lost
in the battles, which resulted in the
downing of 43 enemy craft.
Both sides apparently are taking
to the air in force, attempting to
smash each other's concentrations
and mass troop movements in an ef-
fort to get in the first blows of an
imminent summer compaign-and
the Red Air Force is exploiting its
newly-won ascendency on the East-
ern Front to the utmost.
Local Hotels
To Stay Open
Despite Defects
Ann Arbor hotels that have been
operating in neglect of the building
codes will be allowed to continue in
operation, it was decided at a regular
meeting of the State Housing and
city building boards of appeals last
It was stipulated that each hotel
will make all possible alterations now
and defer the remainder of the neces-
sary changes until the expiration of
the war emergency.
The case, involving the Allenel,
Belmore, Griswold, Lincoln, Milner,
Rainey and St. James hotels, deals
particularly with the number, acces-
sibility and structure of fire exits,
alarm systems, and fire-proofing of
furnace rooms.
Owners contended that they could
not obtain the proper materials to
make the necessary alterations.

U. S (-eft Qrieus Exatiiiii Nazi 4A i-P erso nel ineL

German Remnants
Flee to Peninsula
Allied Planes, Ships Bar Water Retreat
To Sicily; 80,000 Troops Penned in Are
Associated Press Correspondent
troops battled in desperate but doomed struggle today to hold open an
escape corridor at the neck of Cap Bon Peninsula for Axis forces still fight-
ing on a narrowing arc 25 miles to the southwest.
They fought from fuel-less tanks dug in as pill boxes-spending their
blood and dwindling supplies of artillery shells to buy a few hours' time for
more Axis remnants to join the 80,000 troops estimated to have poured onto
the Peninsula.
But Cap Bon was itself a rocky fortress besieged from land, sea and air,
- ----- - - - with planes and ships barring the

General Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. Commander in Chief in North Africa (center) and Maj. Gen.
Omar N. Bradley (right), Commander of the Ameri can Second Corps, examine a 'leaning lena', Nazi
anti-personnel mine, shown by an American soldi er who dismantles it near Bizerte. (Associated Press
Photo from U.S. Signal Corps Radiophoto).

'17 Nominated
For New Union
Each College To Have
One Representative;
Election To Be Friday
Seventeen men were nominated
yesterday for vice-presidents of the
Michigan Union, one vice-president
to be chosen from each school of the
The men selected by a nominating
committee made up of Dick Emery,
'43E, John Erlewine, '44, Ed Holm-
berg, '43, Dick Ford, '43E, and Mary
Borman, '44, are as follows:
Literary School, Dave Striffler, '44,
Dean Monson, '45, Bunny Crawford,
'44, Bud Brimmer, '44, and Irwin Lar-
sen, '45; Engine School. Art Geib, '44,
Bill Jacobs, '43E, and Chuck Dotter-
rer, '44E; Medicine, Bob Taylor, '44M,
and Ronald Bishop, '44M.
Others are, Dental School, Howard
O'Dell, '44D, and James Hayward,
'44D; Law School, Bob Grimshaw,
'45L, and John Hoglund, '43L; and
Don Smith, '44 BAd, Joe Shroeder,
'43BAd, Pete Speek, '44 F&C.
Any other Union members may have
their names on the ballot by getting
a petition at the Union Student Of-
fices and having it signed by 200
Union members. The petition must be
turned in by 5 p.m. tomorrow to Bill
Sessions, Chairman of Men's Judici-
ary Council, at the Union Student
Elections will be held from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Friday at booths set up in
the different Schools of the Univer-
Vice-presidents of the Union serve
on the Union Board of Directors.

Martha Cook Gift Helps New
Bomber Sciolarship Drive

A contribution of $50 from Martha
Cook on the first day of the Bomber
Scholarship drive for $500 in order
to meet their quota of $15,000 for
the semester, has put them out
ahead with only $450 needed before
Cash already donated to the
Bomber Fund and money pledged
but not yet turned in reach the total
of $10,650 of the $11,100 needed to
purchase $15;000 worth of war bonds.
Contributions may be turned in to
the Office of the Dean of Students,
Room 2, University Hall throughout
the rest of the drive which will last
until Monday.
"If the other dormitories, faculty
members, sororities, fraternities,
campus organizations, and individ-
uals follow the lead of Martha Cook,
we should make our goal easily,"
George Salade, '43, Promotions Man-
New Deal-GOP
F ight Probable
Election Issues
Clashing on issues that probably will
echo in 1944's political battle, Demo-
crats today hurled charges of "iso-
lationism" at Republicans and them-
selves were accused of trying to re-
make the world according to a "New
Deal" pattern.
The waspish exchanges developed
as the House opened two days of de-
bate on a measure extending for'
three years President Roosevelt's
authority to negotiate reciprocal
trade pacts with other nations.
Democratic leader McCormack of,
Massachusetts entered the exchangesj
to declare that "as far as the Repub-
lican party in the House is concerned,
we're going to have a repetition of
isolationism and trade barriers." He
added: "It's a policy which leads to
Rep. Fish (Rep.-N.Y.) shouted that
it was "sheer hypocrisy. bunkum and
falsehood" to say that the trade
agreements "have something totdo
with preserving the peace" and that
the idea was "sold through mass
propaganda, especially to women's
groups which are writing to us."
Iiispectioi officer
Orders 'Shoes Last'
"Effective today, May 11, women's
shoes will be last in line under the
bed for daily inspection," is the new-
est decree of Stuart G. P. Small, In-
spection Officer, of Company A,
3651st Service Unit.

ager of the Bomber Scholarship, said
"It is important that we hit our
goal because it is important that we
do what we can for the students who
have!left the University for armed
service. By making it possible for
them to come back here after the
war, we are giving them as big a
boost as we can," Coral De Priester,
'43E, Bomber Scholarship Chairman,
Coming through with $1000 al-
ready pledged, the Michigan Union
made the second largest individual
contribution of the semester to the
Fund yesterday.
Other contributions already fig-
ured in the estimate but turned in
recently are amounts totaling $81.50
from Alpha Delta Phi, Gamma Phi
Beta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Sigma,
Phi Gamma Delta, and Phi Kappa
Also turned in only recently but
figured in the estimated total for
semester are contributions from Phi
Delta Theta, Pi Lambda Phi, Phi
Sigma Delta, Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma
Chi, Sigma Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon,
Theta Delta Chi, Trigon, Zeta Beta
Tau, and Zeta Psi.
Blood Bank Asks
Support of Women
The Red Cross Blood Bank will be
on campus Wednesday, May 19, and
Thursday, May 20; and all women
who can meet the physical require-
ments are urged to make appoint-
ments for blood donations from 1
p.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday
in the Undergraduate Office of the
Parents' permission will be re-
quired from all women under the
age of 21, but other than that, the
only requirement is that the donor
must weigh 110 pounds or more.

Glirzud Offers
De Gaulle Swap
Two Leaders Would
Alternate as Heads
Of Fighting Forces
ALGIERS, May 10.- ()- Gen.
Henri Giraud has offered Gen.
Charles DeGaulle a "swap arrange-
ment" under which the two leaders
would alternate as boss of the French
forces fighting with the United Na-
tions, it was disclosed tonight.
Giraud has insisted, however, that
this should be a temporary setup
with all concerned ready to turn over
their power to a provisional govern-
ment to be chosen by the French
people as soon as France is liberated.
The offer was embodied in an ap-
pendix to Giraud's reply to De
Gaulle's proposals made available to
the Associated Press.
Under the scheme, two big jobs
were suggested for the temporary
setup-President of a French Coun-
cil and President of a committee
charged with executing the council's
orders. Giraud suggested that De-
Gaulle and himself take turns at
both jobs, switching from time to
"We will fulfill in turn the role of
the presidency of the meetings of the
committee and of the council," Gir-
aud said. "This does not mean a
du-umvirate. Quite the contrary."
23 Nurses' Aides
Finish Course
Twenty-three women, the first
group to complete the Nurses' Aide
Training course for college credit,
received their caps at a ceremony
held yesterday in the amphitheatre
of Couzens Hall.
Those who graduated in yester-
day's ceremony are Margaret Ander-
son, '44, Roseanna Britbrunner, Mary
K. Burke, '45, Mrs. Betty Campbell,
Gertrude Clubb, '44, Norma Coggan,
'44, Gloria Donan, '43, Frances Gold-
berg, '46, Jean Jones, '44, Lorraine
Judson, '43, and Mary Keppel, '43.
The list continues wish Mary Maur-
ice, '44, Elizabeth Mohlmann, '43,
Betty Newman, '43, Carolyn Reese,
'44, Margery Snowden, '45, Elizabeth
Steere, May Sae Hoe, Janet Royer,
Marion Torn, Ruth Ellen Thomas,
'43, Jean Watson, '43, Barbara Yale,
and Josephine Whitley, Sylvia Kof-
fer, '43, who graduated and did not
receive her cap before, was awarded
it yesterday.

escape by water to Sicily.
Dozens of small boats loaded with
fleeing troops were being sunk and
their occupants drowned.
The most the Germans can hope
to achieve in this grim, final flareup
of fighting is a slight delay in the
obliteration of the Axis from Africa.
Cannot Take Offensive
Their situation on Cap Bon per-
mits no effective offensive action in
Africa or the Mediterranean.
(A London broadcast heard in New
York by CBS quoted the Algiers radio
as saying that the besieged Axis
troops are "giving themselves up at
the rate of 1,000 men an hour.")
Fighting ceased in the Bizerte area
to the northwest, with 25,000 enemy
troops and six generals bowing in
unconditional surrender to American
troops there.
The British Sixth Armored Divi-
sion was spearheading the drive
south of Hammam Lif, on the Gulf
of Tunis, to seal off the neck of Cap
Bon Peninsula, and has drawn its
armored noose nearly halfway across
this throat. British infantry columns
also were smashing against the en-
trenched Germans.
Nazis Fight Rear-Guard Actions
To the southwest of this area,
German units were fighting fierce
rear-guard actions in the areas of
Zaghouan and Enfidaville to permit
the bulk of Axis forces in that moun-
tainous terrain to retreat to Cap
The Germans were using large
concentrations of artillery behind
heavily-sown minefields to hold off
the British Eighth Army, fighting up
from the south, and the French 19th
Corps, striking from the southwest.
A French communique reported
vigorous pursuit of the enemy north
of Pont Du Fahs and an eastward
advance from Djebel Oust after
crossing the Depienne-Tunis road.
French troops have occupied the
eastern slopes of the Massif, one of
the main Axis mountain defenses.
U' Will Offer
Office Training
For First Time
Increased Demand
For Office Personnel
Is Reason for Course
To meet the increased demand for
trained secretaries and office per-
sonnel, the University for the first
time in its history will offer a two
term program in these fields begin-
ning June 28.
The Division for Emergency Train-
ing is offering the course with the
cooperation of the School of Business
Administration, the School of Educa-
tion, and the literary college.
The program will run through the
regular summer and fall terms end-
ing February, 1944. During the fall
term, those taking the course will
be given part time jobs to apply their
The course is open to University
students who have attained a full
sophomore standing and to those in-
dividuals who prove themselves qual-
ified to take the program.
The program will be under the di-
rection of Miss Irene Place who will
come here from the University of
Toledo where she is a professor of

Blanche Holpar Plays Feature
Role in The Wishful Taw'

Playing another character role,
Blanche Holpar will portray GrannyI

speech department which will openi
at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre for four per-
Granny Goober is the old lady
with "more horse sense then book-
larnin'. She "don't smoke no pipeI
because it ain't genteel, but she dor
take her stick o' snuff between
"The Wishful Taw" is an original
music-drama written in Prof. K. T.
Rowe's class in playwriting and wasI
finished last fall. Miss Wilson has,
besides writing the play, composed
the music for the ballads, songs and
dances which are used.
The play deals with the people of
the White River country in the foot-
hills of the Ozarks. The plot is
drawn from the traditional story of a

Thuma Leaves for, Training
As Naval Reserve Lieutenant

He heard the call and reported for
Today Dr. Burton Thuma of the
psychology department leaves Ann
Arbor to report to Columbia Univer-
sity as a Lt. D-V (S) in the United
States Naval Reserve.
Better known as the man who
knew the answers on the various
armed service college reserves, Lt.
Thuma guided many Michigan men
into both the Army and Navy. Now
he himself follows.

the University and his place in cam-
pus life, he will leave his wife and
two children when he reports for
Since the retirement of Prof. Wal-
ter B. Pillsbury last September, Lt.
Thuma has acted as executive sec-
retary of the psychology department,
directing that department's activ-
Since assuming the position of
armed forces advisor in July, 1942,

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