TIlE MICHIGAN DAILY
Re cue of 16
Barred by Gas
Workers Lose Lives
Trying To Stop Fire
Caused by Explosion
By The Associated Press
SHINNSTON, W. VA., March 25.--
An underground fire generating
clouds of poisonous and explosive
gases barred the way tonight to the
bodies of 16 men who died in a shat-
tering early morning mine blast while
they were vainly trying to stop the
lFighting the flames which broke
out in the no. 4 mine of the Kather-
ine Coal Company, the 15 weref
caught by a terrific explosion that
tore up a surface area of half an acre.
All hope was abandoned for the
men and tonight crews began sealing
the mine to extinguish the under-
ground blaze. Jesse Redyard, state
mine chief, said that it would be five
or six weeks before crews could be
sent into the mine to recover the bo-
Work crews were equipped to com-
bat the deadly carbon monoxide gen-
erated by the fire, but highly explo-
sive nethane gas also filled the en-
tryways. Watchers also were fearful
of another explosion.
The fire broke out late last night
3,800 feet underground in the main
entryway of the newly-opened mineC
near this central West Virginia town.
May Aid Hull
WASHINGTON, March 25.-(e)-
State Department work on an Ameri-
can version of an international peace
organization has progressed to the
point where Secretary of State Hull
has asked congressional committees
'to be prepared to sit in soon on con-
ferenees to draw up a working plan.
'Chairman Connally, (Dem., Tex.)
of the Senate Foreign 'Relations
Comimittee told a reporter Hull sug-
gested the appointment of a consult-
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DETROIT, March 25.-More than
3,000 giant Liberator -bomber planes
have been produced at the Ford oper-"
ated Willow Run bomber plant and
operations currently are at the high-
est level since the plant got into
In announcing the figures today
a 'Ford MVotor Company spokesman
said that more than 2,000 of the
planes were assembled at Willow Run
and the remainder shipped, knock-
down, for assembly elsewhere.
A year ago C. E. Wilson, vice-
chairman of the War Production
Board, after an inspection of the
plant, said that it would be pro-
ducing 500 planes a month "before
the next snow flies." How close out-
put now is to that figure has not been
disclosed but the big $60,000,000
plant has been ahead of its contract
schedule for eight consecu.tive,
The production achievement at
Willow Run has been apparent ever
since the management began farm-
ing out the manufacture of sub-
assemblies. Difficulties included hun-
dreds of design changes, a large
labor turn-over and a shortage of
transportation facilities for the thou-
sands of workers at the plant 25
miles northwest of Detroit.
The sub-contracting of parts pro-
duction relieved the labor situation
by almost halving the number of men
and women required for peak opera-
FDR Will Get
WASHINGTON, March 25.-(P)-
The American Legion's "GI bill of
rights," providing broad benefits for
millions of veterans of World War
Two, should be on the president's
desk before the House starts its East-
er recess March 30, Rep. Allen (Dem.,
La.), a ranking member of the House
Veteran's Legislation committee, pre-
The Senate passed similar legisla-
tion yesterday 49 to 0.
Allen said an executive committee
session would be held Monday and
he anticipated the measure would be
hurried immediately to the House
floor for consideration.
Pleas to parents for an advance in
allowance and tender notes to most
of your favorite'servicemen are going
to cost more money, starting today.
In line with the tax bill passed by
Congress last month, new postal.
rates went into effect at 12:01 this
morning. The most noticeable in-
creases come in the rise from six to
eight cents an ounce on air mail and
from two to three cents on local mail.
An exception to this is mail going
to or from servicemen overseas.
increase in Food Seen
NEW YORK, March 25.-(IPM-Civ-
ilian food supplies for the next few
months will probably be greater than
in the same period Ilst year, Paul S.
Willis, president of the Grocery Man-
ufacturers of America, ,predicted to- there wTas a rise of $20,000 last year
day. over the year before,
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Thosewith an APO address are still
entitled to the old rate.
These increases are a part of the
$2,300,000,000 third wartime tax act
and the postal changes alone are ex-
pected to bring an estimated addi-
tion of $96,000,000 into the 'Federal
Treasury each year.
Other rates which have been upped
by the new law are those on third
class mail, parcel post, money orders,
registered mail, and insuried and
"The reduction in the ASTP unit
will lessen the volume of mail to be
handled somewhat, though," one of
Under wartime coiditions the
amount of business done by the Aiin
Arbor post office has steadily been
increasing. In stamp sales alone,
1 a1-mae(sr Ca ter
Passover, the traditional Jewish
Festival celebrating the sparing of
the Hebrews when the first born of
the Egyptians vere killed as one of
the ten plagues of Egypt, begins this
year on Friday 'evening, April 7.
Arrangements have been made to
conduct the'first Seder, Friday eve-
ning, at the Hillel Foundation, and to
hold both Sedorim, on Friday and
Saturday evenings, and serve Passov-
er meals throughout the week at the
Beth Israel Synagogue, 538 N. Divi-
Those wishing to attend only the
Friday evening Seder should make
their reservations at the Hillel Foun-
dation, where a full course -dinner
will be served. The service will be
conducted °in both Hebrew and Eng-
lish by Rabbi Jehudah M. Cohen and
will include the singing of traditional
Students, who want to attend both
'eders, should attend those conduct-
ed by Rabbi Goldman at the Beth Is-
rael Synagogue at '8:15 pm., Friday
and Saturday, April 7 -and 8.
Those who would like to attend
both Sedorim and to eat both lunch
and dinner during the Passover week
will be able to do so at the Beth Is-
All reservations accompanied by
money or check for both Sedorim
and all the meals should be made at
the Hillel Foundation from 10 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. not later than Friday,
March 31. Those desiring Passover
meals, other than the two Sedorim,
are asked to present their ration
books along with their reservations.
"Last Spring, the Hillel Founda-
tion, alone, served 200 students at
the first Seder," announced Benson
Jaffee, chairman of the Hillel Relig-
ious Committee, "and it is to be hop-
ed that at least that many will take
advantage of this service this year."
"The Meaning of Zionism to the
American Jew" will be the topic of
Rabbi Leon Fram, who will lecture
at 8:15 p.m. today at the Hillel Foun-
The lecture, part of the program
of Avukah, student Zionist organi-
zation on campus, - is designed to
familiarize students with the Zionist
Servicemen leaving town who have
apartments in Ann Arbor are re-
quested to call Mrs. Robert Burton at
the USO, between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.
so others may have the use of the
Join Hillel Now
"Membership to the Hillel Founda-
tion may be obtained during this
week," Elyse Zeme, '44, student direc-
tor -at the Foundation, announced
New students and transfers will be
solicited at their houses by the Mem-
bership Committee under the direc-
tion of Miss Zeme, Joyce Donen, '47,
and Roy Plotkin, '45. Other students
may get their membership cards by
applying directly to the Hillel Foun-
dation at Hill and Haven.
Membership will entitle a student
to membership for both the spring
and summer semesters.
fIt is to be understood," said Miss
Zeme, "that all dues are used exclus-
ively for the operation of the Foun-
The Army Band Concert, which
was scheduled for 3 p.m. today, has
been cancelled, according to Prof.
William D. Revelli, director.
The members of the band will be
honored at a dinner at 6 p.m. today
at the Allenel Hotel. During the past
season the band has participated in
every major activity that the Army
has had here.
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