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U XIDAY ~ FEB. 26, 1943


Gioup Ratio n
Is Still Open
Students Who Failed
To Register Will Be
Given Opportunity
Fraternity, sorority and coopera-
tive groups, laggard in registering for
War Ration Book No. 2, will have a
day of grace today, even though reg-
istration officially is ended, Assistant
Dean of Students, Walter B. Rea said
last night.
As long as the County Rationing
Board doesn't call in its registration
forms, House Managers and Stewards
may register for their organizations
by bringing to Room 2, University
Hall, signatures, number 1 books and
numbers of the books of all members,
according to Dean Rea.
He urged registrants under this
time-saving University plan to come
in as early as possible today to save
overtaxing an undermanned office
Residence hall and boarding house
students who failed to register before
last night's deadline will have to wait
until after the first of next month,
County Clerk Luella M. Smith
warned yesterday.
Light registration yesterday at the
seven city schools near campus pro-
cessing independent students, indi-
cated to rationing officials that many
students would fall in the late cate-
Official wide-scale rationing of
food will go into effect Monday. To
purchase any kind of canned goods
and certain other processed foods,
consumers will have to present cou-
pons as well as money.
For each of these items, and more
as soon as other foods are included
in general rationing, buyers must tear
off stamps of the value of the product
they buy. The affected foodstuffs now
are all frozen.
Allies Developing Vast
Air Transport System
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 25.
-GP)-Maj. Gen. Ralph Royce, hero
of the American bomber raid on Jap-
anese bases in the Philippine Islands,
declared tonight that United States is
now operating what soon will become
"the greatest aerial transportation
system the world has ever seen-a
system of flying boxcars around the
globe," and indicated cargo planes
would solve the U-boat menace.
Gen. Royce said there had not been
much news of the progress being
made in air transportation because
"the fact is, we keep it under our

Play Production To Present
War Play, 'Heart of a City'

Axis Wreckage in Tripoli Harbor

The saga of the Windmill Theatre
off Shaftesbury Avenue, London,
which kept its shows running unceas-
ingly throughout the terrors of the
Nazi blitz, forms the frameswork for
Lesley Storm's drama, "Heart of a
City," to be presented by Play Pro-
duction of the speech department
March 3-6, in the Lydia Mendels-,
sohn Theatre.
Lesley Storm spent much time
backstage at The Windmill during
the terrific raids by the Luftwaffe,
and her play is the result of her ob-
servations of London and especially
the show people, "under fire." The
play has a background of fact and
includes incidents that have a factual
Founded as a "show window" for
youthful talent, The Windmill was
in its tenth year in September, 1940.
Charles Taft
To Talky Here
To Discuss Problems
In War Production
Charles P. Taft, assistant director
of the Office of Defense Health and
Welfare Services of the Federal Se-
curity Agency, will speak on "Com-
munity Problems in War Produc-
tion" at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the
Rackham Lecture Hall.
The talk, to be given before com-
munity leaders of the Washtenaw
County war production areas, is a
part of a special conference being
sponsored by the Ann Arbor and
Ypsilanti Councils of Social Agen-
cies, the Willow Run Community
Council, the University, and a num-
ber of-other county agencies.
Mr. Taft, who will arrive here to-
morrow morning, will spend the day'
touring the Willow Run Bomber
Plant and the surrounding residen-
tial area, and will confer with local,
state, and national leaders before
his address in the evening.
The afternoon meetings with Mr.
Taft, which will deal with health,
land use, education and welfare, will
be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Kellogg
Auditorium in Ann Arbor.
Federal officials who are meeting
in Detroit this week-end will come
to Ann Arbor to participate in the
conference and to confer with Taft.
Among the officials are Dean Sny-
der, chief of program and operations,
Office of Defense Health and Wel-
fare, Mary E. Woods, regional direc-
tor of the Federal Security Agency,
Col. F. V. Merriweather, distict di-
rector of the U.S. Public Health
Service, Robert C. Goodwin, regional
director of the War Manpower Com-
mission, William Divers, regional di-
rector of the National Housing Agen-
cy, Carlton Sharpe, regional director
of the Federal Public Housing Au-
thority, Paul E. Middleton, planning
technician for the National Resources
Planning Board, and Sherman L.
Reeder, of the Detroit office of the
Federal Public Housing Authority.
Betty Garton To Visit
Lutheran Students Here
Betty Garton, graduate of the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin, who is working
with the Rev. Frederik Schoitz, Exec-
utive Secretary of the Student Ser-
vice Committee of the American Lu-
theran Conference, will visit the
University of Michigan campus to-
morrow and Sunday.
Miss Garton, who was one of the
speakers of the Lutheran students
national Ashram, will meet and talk
with Lutheran women on campus.
Plans for her entertainment in-
clude a luncheon at 12:15 p.m. to-
morrow in the Russian Tea Room of
the League, an informal meeting at
the home of the Rev. H. O. Yoder,
and a tea at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at

Zion Parish Hall.
Miss Garton is visiting a number
of Michigan college campuses.

Actors, writers, composers, are all
young people struggling for recogni-
tion in the show business. The reac-
tions of this theatrical group while
the blasting Germans were trying to
break the spirit of Britain makes a
realistic play full of sparkling inci-
This play is something of a civilian
"Journey's End," by Robert C. Sher-
riff, called the "greatest play to come
out of World War I." One of the
outstanding lines in the play is spok-
en by the hero of the romantic plot,
an RAF medalist, who says, upon
hearing his first London raid on the
ground, that "he wouldn't have nerve
enough to be a civilian."
In "Heart of a City," Lesley Storm
pays tribute to the gallantry of a
people who can entertain and be
entertained in the midst of the blitz-
krieg. She salutes those who, if they
are to die, choose to die laughing.
"Heart of a City," was produced
on Broadway last year and was called
by some critics the best war play of
the season.
Tickets will be on sale daily at the
Lydia Mendelssohn box office begin-
ning March 1.
'Book of Articles
To Be Published
By Symposium
The "Third Symposium on Science,
Philosophy, and Religion," a book
written as a result of a special con-
ference of 400 university professors
and leading thinkers in various fields,
will be published April 15.
Two University faculty members,
Prof. Warner Rice, director of the
University library and member of
the English department, and Prof.
DeWitt Parker, chairman of the phil-
osophy department, attended the
conference which was held last Aug-
This conference and book will have
a direct bearing on post-war plans
and American reconstruction, said
Dr. Edward W. Blakeman, religious
counselor, University representative
to the 1941 symposium.
The book includes an analysis of
the effects of the present crisis on art,
letters, music, philosophy and sci-
ence, as well as a study of adminis-
trative problems arising from over-
specializtion. It also attempts to ex-
amine democracy from three points
of view-science, religion, and phil-
Included in the "Third Sympo-
sium" are special discussions on "The
Moral Basis of Democracy," by Jus-
tin Wroe Nixon, well known theolo-
gian and educator, "Education and
Economic Opportunity," by Eli Ginz-
berg, "The Democratic Concept in
the Economic Realm," by John M.
Clark, "The Meaning of Human Dig-
nity from a Theological Perspective,"
by Dr. Nels F. S. Ferre, "The So-
Called Malady of Modern Art," by
Lionello Venturi, and "The Industrial
Revolution, Reconsidered," by John
U. Nef.
This book is the third in the series
issued by the Conference on Science,
Philosophy, and Religion.
Forgers May Be Freed
Through Court Decision
DETROIT, Feb. 5.- ()- Federal
prison sentences of about 20 forgers
convicted in Michigan may be vacat-
ed, John S. Bugas, special agent in
charge of the Detroit office of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation, said
The action to rescind the sentences
would be the result of a Supreme
Court decision that the passing of a
forged check on a bank under federal
jurisdiction is not a violation of the
national bank robbery act. The Su-
preme Court held it was not the in-

tent of the National Robbery Act to
make the passing of a bad check a
felony under the act.


A string of bombs from an Allied plane caused the hole on the san
and around it, in this waterfront scene of the harbor of Tripoli, Libya, are
dered tugboat (right) and the sunken hull of a lighter (foreground).
Students Faced Same Wo

Modern methods of warfare may
have changed in striking ways, but
many of the pressing problems of low
grades and indecision about enlist-
ment remain the same today for col-
lege students as they did for their
parents just a war ago.
Dailies of the period reveal through
their editorial columns that students
were basically the same for they ad-
vocate that students get to work, re-
main in school and devote their spare
ime to working on surroundng farms.,
Collegiate military training was
organized far differently than it is
now, and before the war was actually
declared students voted on the merits
of military training. And when the
campus finally realized the absolute:
necessity of training the different
colleges within the University trained
their men. The Literary School was
the latest department to institute the
Women too drilled for physical fit-
ness and possible military service.
University notices warned them of
Gas Rationing Fails
To Reduce Accidents
Automobile accidents in Ann Arbor
are just as numerous as ever under
the government's four-gallon a week
gasoline program, Chief of Police
Sherman H. Mortenson reported yes-

dire results if they appeared for drill
not in uniform, and Lieut. G. C. Mil-
ler, ROTC director, went so far as to
suggest that women wear military
suits all the time.
He advocated this scheme to elimi-
nate feminine rivalry and to econo-
mize on the scarcity of woolens. The
acting Dean of Women Agnes E.
Wells, then as now, announced her-
self in favor of the scheme, but said,
"I would not advocate the wearing
of knickerbockers."
The Daily was well dotted with
typographical errors, but the classic
blunder of the last war was not in
this. No December seventh extra an-
nounced the declaration of war-in
fact The Daily of 1917 didn't recog-
nize the state of war until a week
after the formal declaration.
An overly-conscientious reporter
failed to tell the night editor that the
Senate had passed' the War resolu-
tion. He felt the measure too unim-
portant to warrant going overtime,
consequently the paper didn't carry
the war story until after spring vaca-
Brainchild of the present situation,
the Manpower Corps, was fathered in
the last war by a similar setup run
by the Union executive council. This
group recruited men for summer
Program of Letters for
Marines To Be Broadcast

d spit in the center of the picture, A
a wrecked Axis truck (left), a four- i
rries in 1917a
work on labor depleted farms. Diffi-t
culty then 'was that some men weret
willing to sign up for farm work in f
preference to Army life.
Besides the worry of low grades
and eventual military service the stu-
dent of 1918 had his life blighted by
a cycle of epidemics starting with
scarlet fever and running the gaunt-
let of German measles, grippe and
the flu. Hospital facilities were taxed,
and the doctors were arguing with
the ROTC.
To remain in school men in medi-
cal school were required to take
ROTC, but one professor refused to
dismiss his physics lab in time for
the training. In return the officers
refused any excuses except for illness.
So the budding doctor had to decide
between an "E" in physics or a pos-
sible call by the draft.
The women were much like their
collegiate daughters for it took them
some time to realize their part in the
war effort. In an effort to stimulate
campus interest in war activities
organizations printed the names of
women who reported for war work.
The Daily even printed knitting in-
structions, and filled inches of the
editorial page with .knit ones and
purl twoes.
The student of that day was told
by Prof. Robertson in the political
science department, that their efforts
were in vain and prophetically pre-
dicted that the war would accomp]lish
nothing and would have to be re-
fought during the next 25 years.

Purdue Gets _
Speial Plan
Seniors in Air Corps
May Receivt Degrees
The Executive Committee of Pur-
ue University has announced that
pecial consideration should be given
o the candidates for degrees who
were called to active duty with the
ir Corps Enlisted Reserves.
The plan formulated by the com-
nittee provides that the heads of
ach school should investigate the
ecords of the Air Corps seniors in
heir respective schools who were
andidates for degrees at the end of
Jhe present semester and make rec-
mmendations to the executive com-
mittee as to the action for each par-
icular case.
This action was taken because the
Air Corps Reservists were forced to
eave school before the eight week
deadline existing under the present
regulations. These provide that sen-
iors who are candidates for degrees
at the end of any term but must
withdraw at a date after the end of
eight weeks but before the end of the
term because of induction into mili-
tary service, shall be given full credit
for each course if they have a passing
grade at the time of withdrawal.
Gargoyle subscribers should bring
complete coupon with stub to re-
ceive Gargoyle, on sale today.
All fraternities are asked to turn
in Manpower Corps registration
cards today in Room 308 of the
Michigan Union.
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