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K ILDA Y BILL CONSIDE RED:
By Navy Men
Enlisted Students May
Be Allowed to Finish
Current School Year
EAST LANSING, Feb. 17.-()-
Navy recruiting officials tomorrow
will conclude examination of approx-
imately 380 members of the Michi-
gan State College enlisted reserve
corps having Navy, Marine or Coast
Guard preference prior to transfer to
their own branches of service.
President John A. Hannah said
the students probably would be per-.
mitted to finish the school year and
then be assigned to naval training
centers. Remainder of the group of
1,500 enlisted reserves will be called
to active duty around April 1 and
sent to Army camps for basic train-
ing, along with 270 junior advanced
Approximately 260 senior advanced
military students and a limited num-
ber of specialized students, Hannah
said, will become Army privates about
March 1 when the Army's new train-
ing program will be activated here
and when the vanguard of an ex-
pected 3,000 uniformed men will ar-
rive. Enlisted reserves, he pointed
out, will not be called to duty until
14 days after the close of the cur-
rent term, March 20.
UI ique Book
Is Published ;
"A Histori of the English Speaking
Peoples," wiitten by Prof. Preston W.
Slosson in collaboration with the late<
Prof. R. B. Mowat of the University
of Bristol in England has recently;
'been published by the Oxford Uni-
Believed to be the only book of its
kind in the world, it does not deal;
simply with the history of the United3
States, or Great Britain, of the Brit-
ish Empire, but incorporates all these3
together into a complete history of1
the English speaking peoples from
the times of Hengist and Horsa to
Churchill and Roosevelt.
The book emphasizes that "The real
bonds of union among the English
speaking peoples is not racial. It is
partly one of languages, but even
more of similarity of institutions and
The authors have organized the
book into seven compartments giving
chronological narrative within each.
The divisions are as follows : Part
1 deals with the history of the English
people in the homeland before there
were any discoveries or colonization.
Part 2 covers England during the
period of discovery and colonization
from Tudor time todthe American
Revolution. Part 3 deals with the
first British Empire, the American
colonies down to the Revolution.
Part 4 deals with the United States
and its independence. Part 5 tells of
British affairs since the American
Revolution. Part 6 deals with the sec-
ond British Empire, the British col-
onies and dominions since the Ameri-
can Revolution. art 7 tells of the
English speaking peoples through the
first and second world wars up to the
autumn of 1942.
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from, but Headquarters hoped that
they would yet make their way back
to the main forces.
(The German communique said
"enemy groups which had been cut
off on the Tunisian front in the course
of our attack there were annihilated
yesterday and numerous enemy war
material was destroyed or captured."
German communiques habitually use
the term annihilated in a loose
sense, and there was no confirmation
of the claim from Allied sources.)
With the American hold on Sbeitla
uncertain, the Allies were now fight-
ing with their backs almost against
the Algerian border in the central
Pr ce Restrictions
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.-R)-Ra-
tioning of milk, representatives of
dairymen contended to a Senate com-
mittee today, inevitably will result
from current restrictions on prices
paid 'to producers.
Charles B. Holman, representing
the Milk Producers Federation, said
farmers, were "caught in a squeeze."
With feed and labor costs rising, he
said, dairymen can't stay in business
under the order from the Office of
Price Administration freezing prices
paid producers for milk at the high-
est level in January.
USS Clicago Sunk VNea r' Solhuomors
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.-(P)-The
House Military Affairs Committee
votes tomorrow on the Kilday Bill to
set up draft deferment priorities for
men with families. The committee is
expected to recommend passage of
the bill in the face of Army protests
that it would put "undesirables" into
This objection was registered today
by Brig. Gen. Miller G. White, Assis-
tant Chief of Staff in charge of perm
sonnel. Telling the committee that
the legislation "gives us no little con-
cern," General White said it might
force the Army to admit many illiter-
ates and men with venereal diseases.
Rep. Kilday (Dem.-Tex.) disputed
The bill would create four groups
for priority deferment and require
that all men in one group be inducted
before those in another were called.
Under these provisions, Gen. White
contended, the Army might be com-
pelled to accept men now taken in
limited numbers only. The alterna-
tive, he explained, would be to "raise
our requirements so as to reject all
of them and get them out of the way."
He was referring to illiterates, vic-
tims of venereal diseases and "other
undesirables" of draft age who hate
not been deferred as a class but are
inducted in limited numbers. White
contended the bill would make the
Army induct every single man before
it could take a married man. Its strict
wording, he said, would permit a man,
with dependents to "simply tie Selec-
tive Service into knots by going into
His point was that a father called
y Defer Family Men
for induction could take court action
if, within the state of his residence,
there were undrafted single men, or
married men without children, even
though those -men were "undesirable."
Kilday responded that the bill pro-
vides that the induction of men by
the groups it defines shall be under
such regulations as the President may
prescribe. Kilday insisted "undesir-
ables" could be put in a deferred
class under this provision, pointing
out that the deferment priorities in
the bill provide that no man in one
group shall be drafted while there
are "qualified" men in the same state
with a lesser degree of dependency.
The deferment groupings in the
bill are based on the degree of depen-
dency, without regard to occupation.
Speech Clinic Head House To Hear
T Leave University
Loss of the heavy cruiser USS Chicago (above), in furious sea-air
fighting in the Solomons Islands area which began Jan. 29, was an-
nounced by the Navy in Washington. Fifteen Jap ships and two Ameri-
can vessels were lost.
'THE GHOST OF MR. PENNY':
Children's Theatre To Present
Second Performance of Play
For Naval Reserve-
Prof. Harlan H. Bloomer, manager
of the speech clinic, is leaving the
University to serve as Lieutenant,
junior grade, in the United States
Naval Reserve. The acting manager
will be Dr. Ollie L. Backus, who was
recently appointed assistant profes-
sor in the College of Literature, Sci-
ence and the Arts.
Dr. Backus, a resident of Harbor
Springs, Mich., is a graduate of the
University of Michigan of the class
of 1929. She received her Master's
degree here in 1930 and her Ph.D. at
Wisconsin in 1933.
She was formerly chairman of the
Department of Speech at the State
Teacher's 'College at Slippery Rock,
Pa. and also taught in the Speech
Clinic here in the summer of 1941.
At that time she had charge of the
teacher training program and super-
vised clinical procedures.
Author of many articles, Dr. Backus
has recently written a book, "Speech
in Education: A Guide for the Class-
Sales Tax Would Be
Put on 14-Cent Items
LANSING, Feb. 17.- (AP)- The
State Revenue Department today pro-
posed legislation authorizing retail
merchants to add one cent of sales
tax to the price of merchandise cost-
ing 14 to 45 cents.
Although there is no provision in
law for it, merchants generally now
add the sales tax to the price, start-
ing at 17 cents.
Under the proposed statutory scale,
two cents of tax would be added to
the price of commodities costing 46.
to 75 cents, and three cents to those
costing 76 cents to $1.13. The brackets
now vary in different areas in the
Rep. Walter G. Herrick, Hubbard-
ston Republican who leads the House
Taxation Committee, said he recog-
nized that a cent of tax on a 14 cent
purchase would be the equivalent of
a 7 1/7 per cent levy and that some
retailers might profit because the
sales tax is only three per cent.
To Do Post-Graduate
Work in Engineering
Under Kellogg Grant
Thirteen students and professors
from the University of Chile arrived
in Ann Arbor early this morning and
will begin post-graduate study in the
School of Engineering as soon as
their schedules can be arranged.
This group, under the leadership of
Prof. Carlos Allende Arrau of the
University of Chile, makes a total of
seventeen Chilean students who have
come to the University this semester
to study under a program made pos-
sible by a grant of the Kellogg Foun-
The students, all graduates of the
current year's courses in the Univer-
sity of Chile, will be housed in the
Plans are being made by the Latin
American Society to entertain the
group at a party in the near future,
Dr. Judith Jimenez of the society
The students will be interviewed
by Prof. J. Raleign Nelson, Counselor
to Foreign Students, and Prof. Alfred
H. Lovell of the engineering school
today concerning their programs. If
necessary, they will be given special
instruction in English to prepare
them for their study.
Members of the group are Jose Mac
Courtney, Hiram Albala, Luis Alva-
rez, Raul Cerda, Ernesto Gdmez, Os-
car Gonzales, Juan Patillo, Carlos
Plaza, Carlos Rodriguez, Jorge Sims,
Raul Vignola and Guillermo Torres
"The Ghost 'of Mr. Penny," 'by
Rosemary Musil, is the play which
the Children's Theatre of the De-
partment of Speech will give as the
second performance of the year.
There will be two performances, one
at 3:45 tomorrow and the other at
2:30 Saturday in the Lydia Mendels-
The play is under the direction of
Nancy B. Bauer.
The cast ,of the play will include
students of the Play Production
group, University High School stu-
dents and students from Ann Arbor
grade schools. Play Production mem-
bers who are cast in the play are
John Babington, '44, and Nate Bry-
ant, Grad. Also working in the pro-
duction is Judy Fletcher, '43, who is
acting as bookholder.
The play is a comedy dealing with
ghosts and a haunted house and a
young girl who braves the ghosts and
trusts in a kindly old tramp to find
a rich reward. Mr. Simmons, police-
man, almost spoils the story, but
the day is saved for Sally neverthe-
less. This is the second play by Rose-
mary Musil to be presented by the
Children's Theatre in this year's ser-
ies of productions.
The cast is: Bill, John Babington;
Lewis, John Hathaway; Tommy,
Senate To Vote
On Bill To End'
LANSING, Feb. 17.- (P)- Despite
blasts of criticism from Democrats
and from its own party ranks, a de-
termined Republican bloc in the Sen-
ate today forced through debate a
bill to abolish the office. of State
Highway Commissioner and placed it
in position for a final vote tomorrow
Leaders of the move to shift control
of the department, keystone of the
Democratic Party in Michigan, to the
Republican ranks and those who op-
posed it were cautious about claiming
victory in tomorrow's balloting. Last
minute horse-trading was in evidence
Opponents' unsuccessful efforts to
attach amendments aimed at crip-
pling or killing the measure, did not
disclose their true strength today, and
observers were unable to estimate the
ultimate outcome of the contest.
Governor Kelly, who previously
asked a final decision in time to no-
tify the Republican State Convention
Friday whether to nominate a candi-
date for Highway Commissioner, was
reported in some quarters to have
thrown the influence of his office be-
hind the bill. However, Republican
opponents of the bill said he was try-
ing to determine where the votes lay,
but not seeking to influence them.
Ward Ouradnik; Sally, Shirley Cros-
by; Ellen, Lynn Kimpton; Phineas,
Donald Trow; Mr. Jenkins, David
Ross; Mr. Simmons, Nate Bryant. I
This year, for the first time, the
Children's Theatre has become a part
of the speech department. As such,
it will have all the facilities of the
Work on the sets to be used in the
play was done by stagecraft classes
under the direction of Robert Mellen-
Tickets for the play may be pur-
chased from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today,
tomorrow and Saturday at the box
office of the Lydia Mendelssohn The-
To Cut Income
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YJou may qain ractical
runs to 88 per cent already.' Congress
night hesitate to pass a tax that is
avowedly confiscatory, as suggested."
Lines behind the repeal movement
in the Ways and Means Committee
appeared to be holding tight.
Chairman Doughton, (Dem.-N.C.),
when asked what the committee
might do in view of the President's
letter, replied that "We've got hold
of about all the tax matters now that
we can digest." -The committee is
considering legislation to put income
taxes on a pay-as-you-earn basis.
The President first advanced pro-
posals for limits of $25,000 and $50,-
000 respectively on incomes of single
persons and married couples last
April. At that time, the treasury esti-
mated it would affect about 11,000 tax
returns and yield $184,000,000 addi-
tional revenue. Department officials
said today they had no later calcu-
lations, but assumed that currently
the totals should be higher.
In his letter to Doughton, Mr.
Roosevelt recalled his April proposal
and the fact that Congress never
acted on it. Then he spoke of his
executive order limiting salaries and
proceeded to reply to some of the ar-
guments made against it.
On the point of his power to issue
it, he commented that its legality
was attested by the Attorney Gen-
eral and was issued under legislation
vesting the President with power to
adjust salaries to correct gross ine-
There will be a meeting of Sphinx
at 7 p.m. today at the Union ac-
cording to Merv Pregulman, '44,
president. Note room on bulletin
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when "Busses Roar," starts its local
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thrilling story of a group of innocent
nassengers on a bus who are used as
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