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THE MICHIGAN DAIL4Y

WEDNESDAY. FEB. 24, 1943

Knox Claims Submarine Menace Continues 'Very 4

G;rave*

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Showdown in
Naval Fighting
Is Foreseen
Merchantman Sinks
Japanese Submarine
In Pacific Gun Battle
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23,-(/P)- De-
velopment of a showdown fight next
spring between Allied naval forces
and German U-Boats in the Battle of
the Atlantic was foreseen in informed
quarters here tonight. Secretary of
the Navy Knox reported today that
merchant ship losses have been great-
ly reduced this winter but that the
submarine menace continues "very
grave."
The Secretary's report was prompt-
ed by disclosure of the destruction of
a German submarine by an American
destroyer in the Atlantic and of a
Japanese submarine by an American
armed merchantman in the Pacific.
Merchantman Sinks Sub
The destroyer discovered the sub-
marine on the surface at night and
sank it with a barrage of five inch
shelg after dodging a torpedo which
the U-Boat fired in a desperate effort
to save itself. The merchantman was
torpedoed at night in the South Pa-
cific without warning but survived
to fight and sink the sub with its deck
guns. This was the first reported
incident in this war in which a sub-
barine has been destroyed by fire
from a merchantship.
Announcement of the attacks fol-
fowed by less than 24 hours the dis-
closure of the torpedo sinking in the
North Atlantic of two Ameircan pas-
senger-convoy ships with a total loss
of more than 850 civilian war workers
and Army, Navy, Marine and Coast
Guard officers and men. Knox told
his press conference he was unable to
say whether the torpedoed boats were
traveling in convoy or had other naval
protection.
Ship Losses Reduced
The Secretary made clear that the
two subs destroyed were not isolated
cases. A percentage of others at-
tacked have to be listed as only "prob-
ably sunk" in the absence of positive
information.
Knox said that United Nations ship
sinkings in the last three months-
December, January and February-
have-been greatly reduced. This fact,
he added, might be explained by the
theory that weather conditions hinder
U-Boat operations and "there is
nothing on which to predicate any
sanguine hopes for early stoppage or
cure of the menace."
Summer Increases Danger
Naval experts who have studied
other aspects of the Atlantic situation
suggested another explanation for re-
duced losses might be the fact that
Admiral Karl Doenitz, U-Boat spe-
cialist and New German Naval Chief,
probably has been conserving his
forces for a smashing undersea of-
fensive in the spring.
Longer days and calmer weather
favor U-Boat operations. Aerial rec-
onnaissance on which Nazi sub com-
manders rely heavily for information
of convoy movements on the European
side of the Atlantic can be conducted
on a much more extensive scale than
has been possible this winter.
'Work or Fight'
Laborers Told
In New Order
Absenteeism Is Taking

Unnecessary Toll On
U.S. War Production
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.-(P)-
Moved by Navy reports that ab-
senteeism is causing a far greater loss
to war production than strikes and
shut-downs, the House Naval Com-
mittee today approved a government
"work or fight" policy for men who
take days off without good cause.
The committee made public a Navy
department letter attributing fail-
ures to report for work in part to
"Monday morning sickness, meaning
resting up from too strenuous pleas-
ures the day before." Is said most ab-
sences occur on Saturdays and Mon-
days-especially Mondays.
Sternly, the legislative body urged:
"If the conditions cannot be cor-
rected.. . transfer the absentee work-
ers into the armed forces."
The committee's position was
stated in a formal report to the House,
prepared by Rep. Lyndon B. John-
son (D.-Tex.), on its approval of a
bill requiring officers of Navy yards
and stations to tell draft boards the
number of days each man is absent
from his job without prior authoriza-

China's Leaders Salute First President

More Women

Army Orders

May Take U' Troops To Pick
Geology Course Arizona Cotton.

Girls Will Receive
Practical Experience
At Camp Davis, Wyo.
Letters received from chief geolo-
gists and personnel heads indicate
that jobs will be available to consid-
erably more than the ten girls who
have enrolled in the concentrated
petroleum geology course, Prof. Ken-
neth K. Landes, head of the geology
department, said yesterday.
Of the ten women who have started
this course, only one of its kind in
the country, one is a graduate student
from Colby College, Waterville, Me.,.
four will receive degrees at the end
of the course, and the remaining five
will have had three years of under-
graduate work by that time. There
are also two women working for Mas-
ters' Degrees who will be available for
employment.
At the present time the girls are
taking the fundamental courses in
geology. Next summer they will spend
12 weeks at Camp Davis, Wyo. Here
they will be given practical experience
in field work, and intensive training
in geological drafting under the direc-
tion of Prof. Eardley.
Five of the ten women have trans-
ferred from other colleges to secure
this special training, Prof. Landes
added.
Students may call for their
identification cards in Room 2,
University Hall.

Continued from Page 1)
provision, the bill would lift corn
marketing quotas and set higher
prices for peanuts to encourage their
production for oil. The legislation had
been assailed by Rep. Cannon (D.-,
Mo.) among others. Cannon called it
a "log rolling measure" beneficial to
only a comparatively small farm
group.
Lieut. General Joseph T. McNarney
disclosed in testimony to) a Senate
Agriculture Subcommittee that the
order for soldiers to help harvest the
long staple cotton crop in Arizona was
taken under a general program for
emergency use of troops on farms.
He said Secretary of War Stimson
submitted the plan to President
Roosevelt yesterday and received the
Chief Evecutive's approval. It pro-
vides for furloughing of entire mili-
tary units for use, under regular of-
ficers, in gathering seasonal crops.
Senator Bankhead (D.-Ala.) has
intrcduced legislation for the fur-
loughing, as individuals, of experi-
enced farm hands who are in the
Army and are stationed in the Con-
tinental United States.
What effect McNarney's testimony
might have on the attitude of Sena-
tors toward Bankhead's legislation
was not immediately apparent.
May said he would appoint a sub-
committee of five to conduct hearings
with particular reference to reports
the War Department has been asking
deferment for many civilian employes
of draft age.

Positions Opetn for Historians
Historical specialists with 20 semes- and developments, and recording and
ter hours of college work are being describing important inter-agency re-
sought by the g-overnment in connec- lationships.
tion with the preservation of signifi- No age limits were specified in the
cant records, the Civil Service Coin- ainouncement and no written exami-
mission announced last week. Appli- nation will be given. However, those
cants must have had at least 12 scm- now employed in vital war work are
ester hours of history and must have discouraged from applying. Salaries
done research work in that field for for the position range from $2,600 to
at least one year. Teaching or gradu- $6,500 a year.
ate study may, in some cases, be sub- Applications may be sent to the
stit'uted for the research requirement. U. S. Civil Service Commission in
The duties involved include deter- Washington. Necessary blanks and
mining what records should be kept, full information may be secured at
the preparation of chronological ac- post-offices, or civil service regional
counts of their origins, authorizations, offices,
1rw a CAREER on
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As a stIIrenyt. von e (o ubt!iss asked yourself many
tites what you ought to do to help win this war. What can you
study that will be of practical a'sis.ance?
The Retail Bure.-_j at theC University of Pittsburgh is offering
a new opportunity to college pperc assmen to b, trained for a
successful career in retailing whilc ning actual working expe-
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weekly income in a Pittshur;h department store, you'll be
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Pitt's Retail Bureau came into being during World War I
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Standing between President and Mrs. Roosevelt, Madame Chiang
Kai-Shek pauses at the gate of Washington's tomb at Mount Vernon to
pay China's respects to the first President of the United States. Her
nephew, L. K. Kung, placed in the tomb a wreath of red roses, white
carnations and greens as a tribute from her husband, China's general-
issimo.
U' Musical Society To Feature
Concert by Alec Templeton

The

MICHIGAN

Alec Templeton, noted concert pis
anist, improviser, and vocal mimic
will be heard for the second time in
Ann Arbor when he appears here at
8:30 p.m. tomorrow in Hill Auditorium'
under the auspices of the University
Musical Society.
Templeton's concert will be divided
between the classical and his own
compositions. In the first half of the
program he will present selections by
Bach, Schumann, Beethoven, Brahms,
Liadov, Chasins and Ravel. The sec-
ond half will consist of Templeton's
improvisations, mimicing of famous
figures and take-offs on the masters.
After touring Europe, playing the
masters both seriously and satirically,
Templeton camne to the United States
in 1936 and soon created a sensation
here, just as he had already done on
the continent. In 1940 Templeton gave
a series of concerts with five of the
great symphony orchestras in the
country, breaking several attendance
records during this coast to coast tour.
Templeton assimilates his reper-
toire of standard and popular music
entirely by ear. His list of composi-
tions is long and varied and includes
piano solos, songs and instrumental
numbers. He is also the author of
someremarkable pianistic exercises
in which the accustomed is substi-
tuted by sequences of refined and
personal harmonies.
Probably the most popular compo-
sitions of Templeton are his satires of
the masters. Some of these selections
are "Bach Goes to Town," "Haydn
Takes to Ridin'," and "Mendelssohn
Mows 'Em Down." He has composed
Local Drives Aid
Russ in -elief
As a part of a nation-wide attempt
to aid the Russians, the local Russian
War Relief Committee has been spon-
soring two drives in Ann Arbor, the
Milk Bank drive and the clothing
drive.
Under the chairmanship of Mrs.
Otto Rainisch, the schools of Ann
Arbor have already collected over $200
to buy milk for Russian children.
The committee has also shipped
fifteen crates of winter clothing to
Russia, and additional contributions
are still being accepted. The head-
quarters for the clothing drive, which
is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-
days, is located in Lane Hall. Con-
tributors may call there and have the
clothing picked up, or the contribu-
tion may be taken to Lane Hall.
"The clothing gets to its destina-
tion for we have received notes of
thanks from the Russian people,"
said Mrs. Kanraff, chairman of pub-
licity for the Russian War Relief
Committee.

many serious works including a sym-
phony, piano concerto, trio for flute,
oboe and piano and a violin sonata.
Tickets may be procured in Burton
Memorial Tower today and tomorrow
until 5 p.m. and at the boxoffice in
Hill Auditorium after 7 p.m. tomor-
row.
Post-War Food
Supply Meeting
Bei ng Planned
WASHINGTON Feb. 23.-(P-
President Roosevelt disclosed today
that consideration is being given to
holding a meeting of representatives
of the United Nations to take up the
question of post-war food supplies.
The Chief Evecutive said this would
be distinct from relief problems at
the close of the war and he empha-
sized in a press conference that no
decision has definitely been reached
on the conference.
If it is held, he said, it will deal with
the permanent food supply of the
world. He indicated it would consider
the questions of reaching internation-
al agreements among world producers
and exporters of specific food stuffs
aimed at preventing famines or sur-
pluses, and at the same time designed
to insure a profit to growers.
Asked whether a permanent ar-
rangement might be established, Mr.
Roosevelt said the best way to put it
was that the contemplated confer-
ence would be exploratory. What
would come next, he said, would de-
pend on what was decided at the ex-
ploratory meetings.
Red Cross Classes Begin
Next Tuesday in League
Because of the lack of instructors'
time, mixed classes in Red Cross First
Aid will be held this semester, with
registration from 1 to 5 p.m. tomor-
row at the Union and the League.
The first class for both beginning
and advanced students will be held
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Grand
Rapids Room of the League. Instruc-
tion will be given by approved Red
Cross instructors.
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