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Num bers
Soldier's Revue
To Be Given
Here May 17-19
Preview To Be Heard
On Women's Glee Club
Weekly WJR Program!


'Nips in




Be Broadcast Saturday

Tanks Ready To Roll for the Yanks

Ski Patrols Maneuver in Colorado

"A Soldier's Goodnight" and other
songs from the all-soldier musical
revue "Nips in the Bud," to be pro-
duced by Company A, 3651st S. U.,
May 17-19 in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre, will be introduced to the
radio public by the revue's twenty-
five man singing chorus during a
broadcast over station WJR from
10:15 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday morn-
Appearing as guests on the weekly
program of the University of Michi-
gan. Women's Olee Club, the chorus
will be directed by orchestra leader
Bill Sawyer and assistant director
Pvt. Jack Gurin.
With music and lyrics by Privates
Gerald H. Stoner and Richard D.
Malkin, respectively, the two soldier
composers of the music and lyrics
for the show, the songs are the sub-
ject now of negotiations aimed at
bringing them to national attention.
Arrangements now are under consid-
eration with the director of the
O.W.I. radio morale division, leading
music tpublishing houses, and with
several national network programs
including the Eddie Cantor and Fitch
Band Wagon shows.
While the singing chorus and star-
ring soloists on "Nips in the Bud"
finish preparing for their Saturday
midnight preview, the actors and
pony ballet are workinig daily in their
Tickets for the third perform-
ance of "Nips In the Bud;" next
Wednesday evenn, may be*pur-
chased from all meimbefs of the
Michigan Alumni Club of Ann Ar-
bor, the organization spansoring
the performance on.behalf of loni-
pany A, from Wahr's Book Store,
and from the Michigan Uniloni it
was anounced yesterday by Lt.
George G. Spense MIS, company
free time under thesupervision of
Pvt. Alvin S. Yudkoff, director of the
show, and Mrs Ruth K. Henselman,
dance director, Mrs. Henselinan, who
has composed original choreographic
score for the show, is the former di-
rector of the Ruth Kelley Unit of the
War Recreation Program, one of the
entertainment groups touring the
military and naval posts of, the na-
tion. Mrs. Henselman is the wife of
Lt. Roger C. Henselman of Company
Members of the singing chorus
which will broadcast Saturday in-
clude Pvts. Edd L. Paine, Stuart H.
Buck, Alfred H. Marks, R. B. Jones,
Jr., Robert F. Kurka, Joseph A. Proc-
caccino, Fred J. Reilly, Earle G. Eley,
Henry Arnau, Jerome M. Levine,
Robert W. Langbaum, Milton Stanz-
ler, Jack C. Weisfeld, Harold O.
Perry, Bernard J. Choseed, Harold P.
Stern, Jack Gurin, Arthur E. Tiede-
mann, A. Roder Swearingen, Allen,
B. Beach,. John M. Flagler, Sidney
Berman and Milton S. Zaslow.

(Editor's Note: This is the fifth in
a series of six articles depicting the
life of ski troopers.
Judge Advocate General's School
"Sunday our patrols were out
bright and early," continued Lt.
Larry W. Lougee of the Judge Advo-
cate General;s Staff School, as he
described the fifth day of maneuvers
with the 87th Mountain Division, in
the snow peaks of Colorado.
"The patrols were strung out to
the top of the peak. They were mere
white specks walking along the cor-
nice. At times it gave us the creeps
to watch the patrols go out to the
very edge of the cornice and look
over, with a sheer drop of a thou-
sand feet to gentler slopes. On the
return trip several of the patrols
came down almost perpendicular
slopes, making some exquisite tra-
verses. We enjoyed Sunday im-
mensely, and it passed all too quickly.
"On Monday it was our turn to
handle the supply lines. The en-
tire company skied down to the
end of the Weasel Trail with emp-
ty rucksacks. Each man brought
back three boxes of rations. My
platoon was given the special as-
signment of going up the old trail
half a mile, and meeting a tobog-
gan carrying weapons. They were
heavy. We decided it would be
easier to unload the weapons and
carry them on our backs, and that
was done. That night it came off
cold, and dropped to 25° below
zero by Tuesday morning. We could
feel the cold at night. I finally
put my head down into the sleep-
ing bag and zipped the slide over
the top and slid off into slumber.
"The next morning, Tuesday, in
taking my triple gloves off for a mo-
ment, I nearly froze my hands. I
never realized before how quickly
one can freeze. For several hours
the hands were painful but were all
right when the maneuvers were over.
It was bitter cold that day, and none
of us seemed to get warm. Again we
manned the Main Line of resistance,
and I ordered the men to keep mov-

ing so as not to get too cold. We
constructed a slalom course down
the side of the knoll, and also built
a small jump. We took turns doing
these exercises.
"The same day three men came
back from furlough. One was
Dick White, Dartmouth, '39, and
an excellent skier. The next sol-
dier, one named Moody, reported
and said:
"Sir. I've just recognized you with
that beard-you're the fellow who
accompanied Ross McKenney on a
canoe trip. I saw his movies several
"So it was. Moody lived in White
River, Vt. and knows Ross very well.
I brought the men back early that
night to the bivouac area because of
the extreme cold. When we 'stood
in front of our bonfires, our backs
seemed penetrated with the cold. It
was a treat that night to crawl into
our sleeping bags and feel warm for
once in twenty-four hours.
"Wednesday was Mountain Ar-
tillery Day. They took over the
show, and it was a treat we all
will never forget. The artillery
opened fire at the cornice. Our
rifle companies stood at the edge
of the timberline and watched the
shells crash along the ridge. We
could hear the shells whistle over
our heads before striking the cliff.
Several of the shells started small
avalanches but nothing startling
happened at first. During World
War I the Austrians and-Italians
killed many men by starting ava-
lanches that engulfed thousands
of troops.
"Suddenly four high demolition
shells bracketed the cornice. The
ground trembled. The entire moun-
tain side was in motion, and began
to slide. We never saw anything like
it. Asea of snow disgorged down
the slope. It was three-fourths of
a mile wide and moved at terrific
speed. We watched this titanic spec-
tacle with open mouths. The roar
and crash of millions of tons of snow
and ice thundered through the hills
as that mighty mass cascaded into

Tanks for the Yanks. Ready to roll against the A xis are these tanks lined up for inspection in front of
the Chrysler Tank Arsenal in Detroit.
Young Democracy Is Surprised To
Lsp of Powerful U. S.

Editor's note: This is an interpreta-
tion of Finland's position by John Col-
burn, Assoicated Press Correspondent.
STOCKHOLM, May 1.- (P)- The
people of paradoxical Finland, a
young democracy whose soldiers
fight for Nazidom, were rudely sur-
prised to learn that they face the loss
of their most powerful democratic
friend, the United States.
They had been kept completely in
the dark during the maneuvers
Which led to the removal of most
members of the American legation
from Helsinki after their govern-
ment had decided to go on fighting
with Germany.
Czarist Rule Remembered
The 25-year-old democracy is
fighting .with Germany because she
fears Russia more, after having been
under the rule of the Czars until
1918, but observers here attribute her
position to lack of experience in in-
ternational affairs.
(There are indications that the
United States, long lenient with Fin-
land despite the British declaration
of war against her, actually looks
upon the Finnish government and
people as separate entities. There
has been a strong feeling that the
Finnish government is not so inno-
cent as it appears, and that, over and
above the undoubted pressure to
which it has been subject, it enter-
tains a natural leaning toward fas-
cism which makes it a not entirely
unwilling tool of Germany.)
Finnish leaders continued to claim
that their battle was only with Rus-
sia, but when the United States
offered them a chance for peace they
knuckled under to Nazi threats of

occupation, according to the best
information here.
Want Allied Guarantees
Finns close to the government
pointed out that the Allies could not
guarantee the food and other sup-
plies that the Germans promised,
adding that the Allies should not
expect the Finns to "tie a noose
around our own necks."
And so Finland's democracy, born
in one war, appeared near impo-
tency in another, and the fruits of
her 25 years of rapid economic pro-
gress are rapidly being sapped.
Before the winter war with Russia
of 1939-40 she raised almost enough
grain for her full needs. She was
able to export dairy products. Her
people learned to do more than deal
in timber, which was her most im-
portant industry, and there was no
War Statistics Revealed
Now a tenth of the country is in
ruins. Between 300,000 and 500,000
men are in military service, out of a
total population of 3,900,000. Statis-
tics are incomplete, but indicate cas-
ualties of approximately 100,000 in
the two wars with Russia.
Illnesses caused by too little food
and fuel have caused a big jump in
the deaths of infants and elderly
persons. Nobody actually goes hun-
gry, but there is little meat, the black
market flourishes with prices sky
high, and the diet is monotonous
with fish.
Inflation Danger Slight
The country has few war-booming
industries, so inflation has been only
a minor problem. Wages are up only
55 per cent while prices have risen

Helsinki, front line troops make parts
for prefabricated houses during lulls
in the fighting. Houses produced in
this fashion have been presented as
gifts to war invalids and the families
of army reservists.
Russian Bombings Small
Russian bomber and scouter planes
appear regularly over Helsinki and
other points, but their loads are light
and damage not great. Viipuri, which
is located in a much fought-over
area, is perhaps the hardest hit.
Finland is largely dependent on
Germany for food, and heavily in
debt to Sweden for funds with which
to pay for it. Thirty thousand of
her children and refugees are in
Sweden. Her women are forced to
take to the woods to chop fuel. The
Germans tell her that, if they lose
the war, Russia intends to reincor-
porate Finland.
Music Camp To
Open June 27
Prof. Revelli Will Lead
Interlochen Band Clinic
The National, Music Camp at In-
terlochen, Mich., will begin its six-
teenth season June 27, Prof. Joseph
E. Maddy, camp director, announced
Interlochen combines regular campt
life with intensive courses in music.
Classes of college calibre will be con-
ducted by the University School of
Music. The band clinic will be led
by Prof. William D. Revelli of the
music school.
Of special interest to music teach-
ers are the short term refresher
courses. The high school enrollment
this season will surpass any previous
record, Prof. Maddy said. The com-
poser's workshop will for the first
time allow collegians to try their
hand at composition without prelim-
inary classwork.
Radio training courses will be con-
ducted by professionals from CBS
and NBC. On the faculty are such
noted names in music as Percy
Grainger, pianist; Ferde Grofe, com-
poser; Guy Fraser Harrison, conduc-
tor of the Rochester Civic Orches-
tra, and George F. McKay, head of
music theory at the University of

Homestake Lake. The frozen surface
on the lake was smashed like a win-
dow pane and huge chunks of Ice
were thrust into the air. The ice
was of a beautiful blue, Just like
the daylight blue of the sky betweeh
Snta Fe and Taow, New Mexico.
It reminded one of some half-re-
membered Arctic picture. The nien
talked long about that sight, long
around campfires. The picture oif
that river of snow will be one of tlhe
memories they carry with them to
final taps."
(To Be Continued)
Four Women
Check Bombers",
At Kellogg1Field
Approving Equipment
In Fuselage Requires.
Small, Patriotic People
BATTLE CREEK, May 10.- (AP)-
Four little women are doing- a ,big
job at the Army Air Base at Kellogg
Here, amid the thunder of ircraft
engines, the four are crawling their
way through the maze of wires aid
tubing and equipment on huge Armcy
bombers, checking parts of the %lSy
craft and putting the final stamp of
approval on vital equipment hidden
inside the fuselage and out of reach
of all but the smallest of people.
'We're Doing Our Part'
"We're really only doing our part"
explains pretty Mrs. Doreepi Bell, 1-
year-old wife of a soldier now in iti-
land, and the mother of a 1'-moni -
old daughter. "I heard they neded
small people to' do this' job, so'i
looked into it, and here , am.I
Mrs. Bell is the. "giant ofthe qua
tet, standing five feet thr"ee"Ond
weighing 115 pounds.
Lt.-Col. Paul W. Zehruxig co-
manding the sub-depot which has
responsibility for the equipmeni
smiled broadly when he had e chance
to hire Mrs. Evelyn Goriam; 23,of
Marshall, the wife of a r -pjAMt
worker and mother of two small boys.
Mrs. Gorham is only five feet ta l
and weighs but 97; pounds.
Women Squeeze Into Small Holes
"I can get around in one of these
things, all right," she pointed to a
giant. plane standing on a ramp.
"You see there are a lot of thitqgs
that can go wrong with ; plane and
our job is to make them fewer. if
we squeeze into- some tight spot and
find something ,out of order, we've
done a real service and n'aybe savid
some lives. It makes you fee yoQ'ke
really doing something imprrtant.'
Mrs. Lucy I~agina, 25g. f ?arsll.
wife of a. war plant worker, and Mfrs.
Dorothy Kader, 22, of Battle Cee
wife of a soldier stationed at Fort
Custer, agree that there isn't a dull
moment around an Army base in
Additional women to add to the
"midget" corps are being sought by
Col. Zehrung.
'U' Choir To Present
Program in Rackham
The University of Michigan Choir
will present an informal program of
motets, madrigals and part-songs at
8:30 tomorow in the Assembly Hall
of the Rackham Building.
The public is invited to attend tile
only public concert by the group this
semester. Hardin Van Deursen will

Third Company To Receive
Tribute at Color Presentation

The NROTC will pay tribute to
its Third Company, commanded by
Student Lt. A. Maitland Comb, '44E,
at the Color Presentation Parade to
be held at 7:15 p.m. today at Palmer
Presenting the colors to the Third
Company in recognition of their ex-
cellence in drill and intra-platoon
athletic competition will be Harriet
Pratt, '43, first color girl in the his-
tory on the campus NROTC unit.
The individual awards which were
won by the various units of the
Third Company are as follows :
The Infantry cup, won by the sec-
ond platoon of the Third Company,
headed by NROTC Ensign Robert V.
Martelli, '44E. The best individual
squad of the second platoon was the
fourth, led by Daniel M. Saulson, '44:
A special award will be presented
to the. first platoon of the Third
Company under NROTC Lt. -(j.g.)
Mark Van Aken, '44, by the Saline
Post of the American Legion at the
parade tomorrow for their victory
in the inter-platoon athletic compe-
Herman C. Kranzer, '46E, of the
first squad of the first platoon of thej
Third Company, is the winner of the

individual Manual - of - Arms spell-
The public is cordially invited to
attend the Color Presentation Pa-
rade today.
Five Students
To Fight Fires
Ninety 'U' Men Applied
To USFS Last Year
Only five University men as com-
pared to 90, last year, have applied
to date for jobs with the United
States Forest Service to aid in the
fight against forest fires in the tim-
berlards of the Northwest. '
Fire-fighting in the northwest sec-
tor is vital to the war effort and this
lumber area faces a shortage of 3,500
fire-fighters. Anyone who is at least
seventeen years old is eligible for the
work. The pay averages about $130
Applications may be made in the
office of Prof. Shirley W. Allen of
the forestry school in the Natural
Science Building.



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So much wood has been used for
fuel-Finland has no coal mines and
has been able to buy little-that
there is not enough left for one of
the country's important industries-
paper. Now it is difficult even to
buy an envelope.
Leather shoes which sold for $3
p before the war have been replaced
by wood and paper productions at
$4. Fabrics are so scarce that people
contribute their hair to the textile
To help overcome a housing short-
age caused by bombing, especially in


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