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GOVERNMENT ENIGMA:
Jap Puppet Regime Called Fantastic

A flag of the United Nations with
a white star for each of the 55
nations of the League of Nations and
a flag of each of the 33 United Na-
tions has been designed by Dr. Fran-
cis Onderdonk of 1331 Geddes, who
formerly taught in the University
College of Architecture.
"I believe that many Americans
today pay too little attention to the
concepts of the United Nations, and
I thought that a symbol, such as this
flag, would help arouse more interest
in the United Nations," Dr. Onder-
donk commented.
"I think the fact that so many
Americans were isolationists," he
Dance To Be
R eid a t USO
Regiment Z of the Junior Hostess
Corps will present an informal "Vari-
eties Dance" at 8 p.m. today in the
USO Club.
Bingo, puzzles, cards and other
games will be played, as well as a
"Penny Dance" in which the Junior
Hostesses must pay the serviceman
with whom they are dancing a penny
for every dance.
"Truth and Consequences" will
spotlight the program, being given
at 10 p.m. andthe committee has
promised fun and hilarity in the
consequences involved.
All Junior Hostesses in Regiment
Z must attend this function or send
a substitute.

continued, "helped bring about this
war, and I believe that the United
Nations constitute the beginning
of a permanent world govern-
m-ent."
Dr. Onderdonk, who was a student
in the Imperial Institute of Tech-
nology in Vienna during the first
World War, said he first became
interested in international affairs
after witnessing the world-shaking
events of that time.
From 1934 to 1942 he has devoted
most of his time to lecturing on
current events and the concepts of
the League of Nations. "The work of
the League of Nations has remained'
almost unknown to the American
public and only the specialists appre-
ciated its accomplishments," he com-
mented.
The United Nations flag is of a
blue linen background, about four
feet long and three feet wide, with
a white map of the world in the
center, around which are grouped
the 55 white stars, representing
the major nations which were
members of the League of Nations.
The 33 small flags around the bor-
der are located in such a way that
each flag is nearest to the country it
represents on the map in the center,
Mrs. Leroy Waterman, wife of Prof.
Waterman, helped in the sewingrof
the flag.
Dr. Onderdonk lived in Vienna as
the stepson of the attorney and
friend of Johann Strauss. After
graduating from the Imperial Insti-
tute, he served as a draftsman in
rebuilding Gorizia for the last two
months of World War Z.
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By DORIS PETERSON
"Killing the emperor and setting
up a puppet government in Japan
after the war would be undesirable,"
Pvt. Chester S. Holcombe of Co. A.
assistant news editor of the Tokyo
Japanese Times in 1939, said yester-
day.
i During the time Pvt. Holcombe
worked in Japan he met everyone
from Premier Hideki Tojo to Prince
Konoye, and thus had a chance to
watch developments as that country
prepared for war.
"I agree with former Amabassa-
dor Joseph Grew that the emperor
must be retained and his position
as a god should be gradually bro-
ken down until he becomes a mere
figurehead, with a liberal govern-
ment taking control," he continued.
Pvt. Holcombe said that the Jap-
anese have had an emperor for so
many centuries that tearing away
age-old beliefs is fantastic.
"Administering Japanese affairs
after the war will be a tremendous
problem but we must work out a
realistic and practical method or that
country will be completely turned in
chaos," he added.
People who believe Japan can be
converted overnight don't realize the
tremendous spirit behind their be-
liefs, according to Pvt. Holcombe.
"At the time T was in Japan, the
military organization was getting
stronger and stronger, newspapers
were gagged and the people were
beginning to hate Americans be-
cause of the propaganda against
them," he said.
Pvt. Holcombe stated that most of
the Japanese don't know what's hap-
pening in their country, but that

there are some liberal elements which
will be the salvation of Japan after
the war.
"Foreign correspondents were
treated very well in spite of the red
tape and investigation. The Japan-
ese have a great spy mania," he said.
Pvt. Holcombe went to Shanghai
in 1940 as news editor for Interna-
tional News Service. While there,
his life was threatened by Japanese
who called him and told him to get
out of town.
"The city was wide open while
I was there. There were gun bat-
tles on the street," he said. "Both
loyal Chinese and Japanese were
putting out newspapers. Things
got so hot that some newspaper
staffs lived in their offices and bar-
ricaded the doors."
While he was in Shanghai, he in-
terviewed Wang Ching-wei, puppet
president of China. The story that
Pvt. Holcombe filed was so accurate
that the Japanese refused to allow
foreign correspondents to interview
Wang again.
After he had moved his headquar-
ters to Singapore, Pvt. Holcombe met
the Sultan of Johore, one of the big-
gest Malay states. This sultan has
33 wives, five palaces, a yacht and
ten automobiles. Dinner was served
on solid gold plates when Pvt. Hol-
combe dined with the sultan.
In January, 1942, Pvt. Holcomb
returned to the United States by way

of South Africa and the~"West Indies.
After he arrived here he spent six
months on a coast to coast lecture
tour.
Before entering the Army, he
worked for Jay Franklin, writer of
"We the People." ie attended
White House conferences as part
of his work. He also interviewed
Churchill and Madame Chaing Kei
Shek.
Pvt. Holcombe started his newspa-
per career at 14 by collecting personal
items for a small weekly paper out-
side Rochester, N.Y. At 17 he became
editor of the paper.
Shortly after graduating from Sy-
racuse University, he went to Europe
and wrote feature stories on govern-
ment affairs in France, Holland, Bel-
gium and England. He has done
newspaper work in 14 countries and
in most of the major cities in the
world.
Committee Meets Today
The publicity committee for As-
sembly Recognition Night will meet
from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today in the
Art School to complete the arrange-
ments, according to Frances Gold-
berg, publicity chairman.
INVEST I N VICTORY
BUY WAR BONDS

BURSTING WITH A DISPLAY not unlike a Fourth of July fireworks
exhibition, a phosphorous bomb, dropped by an American plane over
Rabaul, New Britain, sends a shower of sparks and fire-setting streamers
over Jap planes and installations. The Army Air Forces consider these
incendiaries more effective than high explosive bombs.

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Police headquarters was kept busy
yesterday when it had to investigate
a robbery and accident.
Joan Crandell, six years old, of 211
Murray, was hit by a cab driven by
Edgar E. Brown at 11:40 a.m. yester-
day at West Liberty and Fifth and
sustained possible head injuries.
Mr. Brown claims that the child
ran in front of his cab from behind
a parked car. He said he jammed on
his brakes, but it was too late to
avoid hitting the girl.
Thieves broke into the University
Flower Shop early yesterday morning
by breaking the glass in the front
door.
Police investigating the robbery
stated that although the safe, was
opened, the cash register on top of
the safe was not touched. No money
was taken.
Missing articles, which included a
piggy bank, three liquor bottles, one
bowl and a novelty, amounted to
$19.75.
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Ten Houses To
Hold Dances
Over Week-end
Ten houses and organizations have
planned dances for today.
An informal record dance will be
given by Delta Delta Delta sorority
from 9 p.m. to midnight at the chap-
ter house. Mrs. Paul Kircher and
Mrs. Hazel Overton will chaperon.
Kappa Delta sorority will hold
their pledge formal from 9 p.m. to
midnight at the chapter house. The
chaperons Will be Mr. and Mrs. A. E.
White and Mrs. Hugh E. Keeler.
A formal is being planned by Alpha
Omicron Pi sorority to be held at the
chapter house from 9 p.m. to mid-
night. Chaperons for the evening
will be Mrs. Martha Burtt and Dr.
F. K. Sparrow.
Plans have been made by Phi
Delta Theta fraternity for an infor-
mal dance to be held from 9 p.m. to
midnight at the chapter house. Mr.
and Mrs. L. A. Burns and Dr. and
Mrs. A. W. Coxon will chaperon.
Theta Delta Chi fraternity will
hold a record dance at the chapter
house from 8 p.m. to midnight. The
chaperons will be Prof. A. H. Cope-
land and Dr. William M. Brace.
The chapter house of Alpha Epsi-
lon Phi sorority will be the scene of a
dance to be held from 9 p.m. to mid-
night. Mr. and Mrs. S. Bothman and
Mr. and Mrs. Hootkins will act as
chaperons.
Alpha Gamma Delta sorority will
hold their pledge formal at the chap-
ter house from 9 p.m. to midnight.
The chaperons will be Mr. and Mrs.
William Couper and Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Crook.
A dance will be held at the Hillel
Foundation from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Dr. and Mrs. Saul Cohen and Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Geske will chaperon.
"Cy" Adams will be the scene of an
informal dance from 8:30 p.m. to
midnight, The chaperons for the
evening will include Mrs. Helen Hunt
and Mr. and Mrs. W. Ohlsen.
Recordings To Be Played
Recordings of the "Tom Sawyer"
operetta will be played at 3 p.m.
today in Morris Hall. Members of the
cast and the public are invited to
attend.

Youth Guidcmce1
Group To Meet
Children's Center Will
Be Topic of Discussion
A meeting of the Washtenaw
Youth Guidance Committee will be
held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the
Rackham amphitheatre to discuss
inaugurating a Children's Center in
the Washtenaw area.
The Children's Center would pro-
vide psychiatric and psychological
services for children with special
problems. Parents as well as agen-
cies could go directly to the Center
for advice and consultation without
charge. Some counties in the state
have already established Children's
Centers, which are subsidized in part
by the State Hospital Commission.
The meeting, which is open to the
public, will be held jointly with a
special group that has made a study
of Children's Centers in the state.
Clarence F. Ramsay, of the Michi-
gan Children's Institute, and Dr.
Lord of Ypsilanti, will participate in
the program.
Church Groups .
Parties sponsored by the Guilds
this week-end include an old-fash-
ioned barn dance at 8:30 p.m. today
in the Presbyterian Church, with a
caller and musicians furnished.
Roger Williams Guild will meet at
8:30 p.m. at the Baptist Church for a
hike and wiener roast. A social will
be held for Lutheran students and
servicemen at 8:15 p.m. at the Center
on Washtenaw Avenue.
Catholic students will hear Father
Mark, OSB, continue his sermons at '
St. Mary's Chapel on "40 Hours of
Devotion." The sermon will be given
at 7:30 p.m. today. The series will
conclude tomorrow at the same time.
:c- To G iv Teac
A tea for women interested in liv-
ing in cooperatives next semester will
be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today at
the Alice F. Palmer Cooperative
House.
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To Speak Here
James F. Cooke, editor of the music
magazine "Etude' since 1907, will
speak on "The Fifth Freedom" at
8:30 p.m. Friday, in Rackham lecture
hall.
Mr. Cooke, a native of Bay City,
Mich., received the honorary degree
of LL.D. from the University in 1938.
He formerly taught piano, voice and
organ in New York and Brooklyn.
Mrs Cooke, received the decoration
of Chevalier Legion of Honor from
France iii 1930.
Wood Bank Quota
For April Completed
Registration for the April Blood
Bank has been completed, Jo Fitz-
patrick, '44, announced yesterday.
The Red Cross Mobile Unit will be
stationed in Ann Arbor on April 13
and 14 to take blood donations. The
unit comes once a month, and the
campus response to the call for donors
has been consistently outstanding,
Miss Fitzpatrick said.

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