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FRIDAT, 1ARCH 31, 1944


AEF Stages 'Saratoga Handicap'



Asociated Press Correspondent
March 21.-(Delayed)-The bombing
of this B26 group has been so blasted
accurate of late that the "Saratoga
Club" has gone bankrupt and all the
betting on the daily "Saratoga Han-
dicap" has been forced into a "pari-
mutuel system."
And the men of the Marauders are
laughing their heads off-as they
count their dough-at the headquar-
ters offices.
The idea for the handicap was
thought up by Captain Neil H. Dunn,
assistant group intelligence officer,
and Major Joseph Perrin, group
bombardier of Johnstown, Pa. and
Chicago, who thought a little gam-
bling might increase the bombing
competition in the squadron. They
formed the "Saratoga Club" and sold
shares to the other officers at $25 a
clip. -
They also figured the idea might
help publicize the various bombar-
diers, often submerged in the em-
phasis on pilots.
Under the system the pilot was
the horse, the bombardier was the
jockey, the squadron commanding
officer was referred to as "Kunn'l
So and So" and the squadron col-
ors became the silks of the "Kun-
n'l's" stables.
All of which was fine except that
Dunn and Perrin then elected to set
the betting odds on the basis of
various pilots' and bombardiers' past
performances- which is where a
slight case of insolvency soon set in.
At the pre-mission briefing Dunn
announced the horse and jockey of
each squadron stable-- from the
flight leading plane-along with the
dope on the pairs' record such as "in
110 To Give
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Music by Records
Featured at Social
For the first time since military
units took over the Union, an in-
formal dance will be given from 7:30
p.m. to midnight today in the north
lounge, starting week-end activities
at the Union.
Union officers plan to continue the
Friday night dances as a regular
feature if it is successful. All serv-
icemen and civilians with dates are
invited. .
Music will be provided by records
and the taproom will be open. There
is no admission charge.
Chaperons will be Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Kuenzel and Mr. and Mrs.
Hayes Meyers.
All stag coeds and servicemen are
invited to the G-I Stomp to be given
from 3 to 5 p.m. tomorrow in the
north lounge of the Union.
Special hostesses will be Betsy Bar-
bour, Helen Newberry, Stockwell,
Kappa Alpha Theta, Delta Gamma;
Sorosis and Alpha Phi.
Dancing will be to records and the
taproom and soda bar will be open.
The Sunday Social from 3 to 5
p m. Sunday will complete the week-
end, with bridge games and funnies
available to all.
Court Martial
Acquits Military
Police Officer
DETROIT, March 30.-(A)-Major
Edward J. Eggleston, former execu-
tive officer of the 728th Military Po-
lice Battalion at Camp River Rouge,
was acquitted today by a general
court martial of charges of violating

the articles of war.
The court martial had convicted
two other battalion officers on simi-
lar charges and recommended their
dismissal from the service. The con-
victed officers, who are awaiting re-
view of their cases by the command-
ing officer of the Sixth Service Com-
mand, are Col. Victor L. Colson, for-
mer commander, and Capt. Leighton
E. Ware, former adjutant.
Eggleston, who will be reassigned
to active duty, was exonerated of
charges that he asked for a voucher
for $44.66 for expenses for a trip to
Chicago. He testified he was given
the voucher by a sergeant and as-
sumed it was correct. When it was
pointed out he had received more
money than he was entitled to, he
Major said, he refunded $16.26. Lt.
Harry R. Scott testified that Eggle-
ston did not ask for the voucher.
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the money twice but still not a win-
ner" or "a consistent winner" or "not
a winner yet but still promising"+
then he announced the odds he and
Perrin had set; three to one or four
to one or even money. ,
Around the room the bombardiers'
faces grew grim, red and angry.
Three to one, huh, four to one, so
that's all the chance they thought he
had of coming closer to the target
than so and so. They stalked out to
the planes still mumbling after bet-.
ting their shirts on themselves.
The crews got mad too. After all,
it was their flight, their squadron
if not their plane, and the squad-
ron bombardier-whose name they
may not even have known before
-suddenly became their bombar-
dier. Ditto the pilot. Even the
grounderews were getting their
dough on the line.
Every mission became a photo fin-
ish, for the payoffs were based on
which flight the photographs had
bombed closest to the target's central
aiming point.
To understand how this competi-
tive angle will produce results you
have to realize that these guys have
been going on bombing missions for
months and that the first keen edge
inevitably wears off no matter how
hard they try to hold it. But now it
was re-sharpened.
They didn't forget about the flak
and they didn't forget about the

fighters. But along with sweating
out each bomb run they remembered
the money they'd bet and the insult-
ing odds against them.
"It definitely intensifies compe-
tition," grinned 28-year-old Major
Lawrence E. Horras of St. Louis,
the acting group commanding offi-
cer half proudly, half ruefully. He
got nicked for more dough than
he'll admit by helping underwrite
the "Saratoga Club." "The second
day after the handicap started the
group got the first hundred per
cent bombing job in the wing's
A one hundred per cent bombing
job means all the bombs in the group
must be dropped into the area
marked by a mythical circle which
has a radius of 600 feet and from
more than 10,000 feet such a circle
looks about as big as a dime.
But Dunn, Perrin and Company,
who secretly are pretty pleased with
the whole affair, even though it al-
ready has cost them upwards of a
hundred bucks apiece, today shifted
the "Saratoga Handicap" betting
from the prearranged odds to pari-
mutuel odds.
Thus the various squadrons liter-
ally will bet against each other rather
than against the odds and the goal
once set for the "Saratoga Club"-
which was busted by bullseye bomb-

SINOER -Lovely Mildred Law
,(above), a native of Boston, has
gained notice with her singing
and next may blossom forth in
motion pictures.

D I R T Y N 0 S E C U A R D S H E R 0 W N-The mother of quintuplets, "Dirty Nose,"
lioness at Highland Park Zoo in Pittsburgh, gathers her offspring close to her and retires to a corner.

Education School Announces
T enty-Five Day Intersession

The June Intersession of the School
of Education will begin on June 5
and run until June 30, the March
number of the departmental Bulletin
reported today.
"The Intersession is designed to
serve those who desire to complete
some summer study before July 1, to
prepare intensively for the counseling
of returned veterans and displaced
war workers, or for the work of the
visiting teacher." The regular eight-
week Summer Session will open Mon-
day, July 3.
Such courses as The Philosophy of
Education and State and National
Trends in Education will be offered.
Courses for individual interests, such
as Honors Reading in Current Prob-
lems and a Seminar on Individual
Research Problems, will also be avail-
able to the student. Two special
Post-War Group
Will Hold Polls
Council Will Circulate
Mimeographed Sheets
As a preliminary to its regular
weekly panel discussions, the Post-
War Council will circulate mimeo-
graphed information sheets and con-
duct polls on questions relating to
proposed discussions, it was decided
at a meeting yesterday.
The information sheets, which will
be prepared by the editorial commit-
tee, will attempt to present both
sides of the question under consi-
deration and students will then be
asked to express their own opinions,
Gloria Rewoldt, '45, Council presi-
dent, said.
Committee chairmen announced at
the meeting yesterday, are as follows:
Julie Slokum, polls; Mary Jackson,
personnel; Elizabeth Hawley, pro-
gram; Gwen Switzer and Mary Ellen
Galarno, publicity; Chuck English
and Allen Anderson, public relations;
Barney Laschever and Lyle Albright,
Plans for the regular spring semes-
ter conference, to be held in May,
were discussed. It was also decided
that the program of weekly deputa-
tions to neighboring communities will
begin to function immediately under
the direction of Prof. Howard Mc-
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courses for post-war counselors and
visiting teachers will be given.
Another article of prime interest
in the bulletin is a discussion of
secondard school science in the post-
war world by Francis D. Curtis, co-
author of "Everyday Biology" and
"Everyday Science," high school
texts. Howard McClusky, a member
of the University education faculty,
is the author of an article on adult
education, which stresses the role of
the community in this field.
A letter from President Ruthven.
presented at the Michigan Breakfasts
held at the regional of the American
Association of School Administrators
in Chicago, Atlanta and Kansas City,
sums up the part the University has
played in the training of servicemen
and veterans.
The final article deals with the
community health service courses in
Michigan high schools. This project
is being sponsored by the State Board
of Education. Miss Mabel E. Rugen,
who served as resource person and
conference summarizer at the Health
Education Conference at Midland in
February, describes the program. The
bulletin concludes with a summary
of the professional activities of the
education faculty during February.
Co. A's Choir
To Sing Sunday
Co. A's Soldier Choir will be fea-
tured in a program with the Ann
Arbor Civic Orchestra at 4:15 p.m.
Sunday in the Ann Arbor High
School Auditorium.
The orchestra will accompany the
choir in "Land Sighting" by Grieg.
Cpl. Robert Miller, baritone, will take
the solo part in this number.
The remaining portion of the pro-
gram, which will be the first to be
presented this season by the com-
pletely reorganized Soldier Choir,
will consist of a capella selections.
As Cpl. Joseph Running of Co. A
has replaced Bill Sawyer as director
of the choir, the personnel of the
choir is now entirely military. Cpl.
Running was a member of the music
faculties of Stanford University and
of St. Olaf College.
The Civic Orchestra is directed by
Dr. Joseph Maddy of the School of
Music and director of the National
Music Camp at Interlochen.

B A C K IN H A R N E S S-Dr. James W. W. Boyd, 72, ex-
a'mined doughboys in 1917, couldn't get back in service, so he took
job at Package Machinery Co. in Springfield, Mass. He holds a
strobotac, with which he examines a gyro compass.

S C R A M, M U T T I-It was the right church but the wrong
pew. for "Skippy," Mary Gallagher's dog who wandered into the
cat-section of the Madison Square Boys' Club's annual pet show in
New York City-and got a cool welcome.

C U T E -During a rally at War
Bond Square, New York, Cheryl
Archer, six-year-old "cover
girl," makes a record to be sent
to her brother Bob at Fort Bel-
voir, Va. Cheryl sold the biggest
bond during the rally-a $50,000
one-to Hope Hampton.

N E W F O U N D L A N D G R A V E Y'A R D --At Argentia, Newfoundland, last port of call for
ships bound to United Kingdom over the northern route, graves of war dead are marked with crosses'.

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I T A L I A N Z 0 T S U I T-Cpl. Vernon E. Mikels (left)
of Buena Vista, Va., and Esther Freeman of Chicago, American

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