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tato Methodist
Stu dents To
Hold Meetig
Talk by Dean Faulkner,
Ypsi Tour To Highlight
Michigan Conference
"Where Cross the Crowded Ways"
will be the theme of the State Con-
ference of the Methodist Student
Movement in Michigan which will
meet Friday and Saturday at the
Wesley Foundation at the First
Methodist Church.
Students from many Michigan col-
leges will take part in the program
that will begin with a banquet at
6:30 p.m. at the Foundation. Dean
William J. Faulkner, dean of the
chapel and religious life at Fisk Uni-
versity and Meharry Medical College,
will be the speaker. He has become
well known as a lecturer on race rela-
tions, religion and Negro folk lore.
The group will leave for a tour of
projects in Willow Run Village and
Ypsilanti Saturday morning and re-
turn in the afternoon for a discussion
and evaluation of the morning's trip.
James Stermer of the Willow Run
Study Project, Dean Faulkner and
Dr. H. D. Bollinger, executive secre-
tary of the Movement, will act as
A business meeting will be held
afterwards with election of new offi-
cers. Dr. Bollinger will install the
officers. A brief worship service and
dinner will conclude the conference.
OPA To Check

WPB Freezes
Prodiieicm t
Manpower Shortage
Necessitatesin ting
Priority Ma11 * erials
By 'rhe Associated Press
WASHINGTON, April 11.- The
War Production Board (WPB) has
placed limitations on civilian pro-
duction in 103 areas of stringent
labor shortage, it was learned to-
The action in effect "freezes" civil-
ian production at the level of the
last three months, so far as grants
of material or priority aid are con-
cerned, in order to prevent civilian
goods manufacture from draining
manpower from munitions plants.
The decision was expected to result
shortly in a reducing production of
electric irons in 1944 from 2,000,000
irons to 200,000 through the cancel-
lation of contracts in cities desig-
nated by the War Manpower Com-
mission as shortage areas.
In another action of more direct
military significance, but similarly
unannounced, the WPB raised heavy
artillery to top priority status along
with invasion craft, in response to
military demand for more big guns
in a hurry.
The directive to producers of heavy
artillery was said to reflect the
Army's finding that light guns were
not sufficiently powerful to blast the
Germans from their positions in
Italy, as well as the failure of aerial
bombardment to knock out Cassino.

rVcis. Feed Propaganda to Captives


MR. GEOFREY P. MORGAN-manager of the Speakers Bureau of the
Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc., Santa Monica, Calif., will speak on the
topic, "The Shape of Wings To Come," at 8:15 p.m. today in the Rack-
ham Auditorium.
Chaplain's Pup, Lulabelle Helps
Cure Soldiers in Anzio Hospital

NEW YORK, April .-(I)- De-
layed)-United States airmen held
captive in Germany are being fed
underhanded Nazi propaganda
through fake "prisoners'" newspa-
pers distributed as though they were
exchanges between different camps.
The two small newspapers, printed
in English, are called "Okay" and
"The Camp News." They purport to
be written by American prisoners in
other camps and contain various
innocent bits of news from America
that reach Germany.
But the airmen I spoke to from
prison camps said they also con-
tain subtle Nazi propaganda.
No copies of these newspapers
are known to have come out of
Germany as yet. Only 19 American
fliers have been released from Ger-
man imprisonment so far, and we
spent nine days on the Gripsholm
with them.
None was allowed to take any writ-
ten matter on his person when he
left camp. And it is extremely un-
likely that any who may have escaped
would have loaded themselves with
printed souvenirs.
In answer to the propaganda news-
papers, the American aviators, in
their main prison camp at Sagan,
post a daily news bulletin of their
own with camp news plus whatever
real world news can be gleaned from
the German newspapers by the few
who know German.
It is part of a battle of morale.
with the spirit of the prisoners at
stake-and the Americans appear to
be winning hands down.
The test is that they all say they
want to fly again as soon as pos-
Even those seriously wounded
have a boundless faith in the mira-
cles of American surgery, which
they are confident will restore
them to service.
They are quite serious about all
this, and discuss what types of planes
they would like to fly. Most of them
say they wouild rather serve in lower-

flying and lighter bombers next time
in preference to Flying Fortresses.
"In a 'fort' you feel divorced from
the world," one exchange prisoner
put it. "The scene below you has got
no character-you would like to be
farther down where it means some-
In their determination to rejoin
the Air Force, many captured air-
men try to escape. At the Sagan
camp one barrack at the edge of
camp had to be evacuated because
so many tunnels had been started
under it that there was danger of
a cave-in.
The camp is surrounded by sound
detectors every 15 yards to locate
tunneling operations by prisoners.
Most tunnels are detected as they
pass camp bounds. The soil is clayey,
so the Nazi guards simply fill them
with water.
Red Cross prisoners' parcels are
delivered open to the captives, with
the cans punctured to make sure
that food cannot be saved over any
length of time for an escape.
The prisoners agree that the YMCA,
bombarding them from Geneva with
books, games, musical instruments
and phonograph records, was their
most valuable ally in maintaining
The Sagan camp consists of four
isolated compounds designed for
about 800 prisoners each; two for
British and two for American. No

prisoner may leave the camp or
even his compound, which, how-
ever, has a sports field and large
grounds inside the barbed wire.
In compensation, the prisoners re-
ceive double the usual number of Red
Cross packages-one British and one
American parcel per week for every
man. Such items as can be cooked
are contributed to a common pool,
added to the highly inadequate Ger-
man prison 6amp fare.
At first the cooking was done by
20 German women-"where four
were needed," prisoners said-but too
many articles disappeared, so the pri-
soners took over the cooking them-
selves, each room taking turns at the
Since many of the prisoners knew
one another at flying fields in Eng-
land, every new arrival finds him-
self among acquaintances and is in
turn pumped for the latest news.
Some of it the prisoners know
themselves-from their camp near
Dresden they can hear the bomb-
ings of Berlin, well over a hundred
miles away.
Comstock Is Chairman
DETROIT, April 11.-(P)-Wayne
County's new 84-man Board of Sup-
ervisors, streamlined from a member-
ship of 161, elected former Governor
William A. Comstock chsairman at its
first meeting today. Comstock is a
Detroit City Councilman.

Derot itCunilan


On Restaurants
Local Price Survey To
Omit 'U' Dining Rooms
The current survey being taken by
the OPA Price Panel here to check
prices and posted regulations in
Washtenaw County restaurants will
not affect the University dining
rooms and cafeterias in the League
and Union, Mrs. A. Van Duren, of the
local office said last night.
As part of a nationwide OPA pro-
gram the survey of 226 local eating
places has been under way for two
days and will continue through April
Volunteers have been called for to
check and compare the present prices
of specific foods and plate combina-
tions with the prices that were
charged April 4 through April 10,
1943. According to OPA regulations
current prices may not exceed those
charged during the above period.
All restaurants have been required
for some time to post the OPA legend
stating the restaurant's price regula-
tions on either the menu, or, if they
are lacking, on the wall, in a con-
spicuous place. The compliance of
restaurant managers with this rul-
ing will also be checked during the
Prof. Price To Give
Recital on Carillon
Prof. Percival Price, University
carilloneur, will give an informal re-
cital at 7 p.m. Friday in the Burton
Memorial Tower, featuring several
Latin American songs.
His selection of music from our
southern neighbors include four
songs, all anonymous: "Chiapane-
cas," "Peruvian Planting Song,"
"Adios, De Rigo" and "Las Altenitas."
Prof. Price will play Bach's "Theme
and Variations," also "Theme and
Variation" (for carillon) by Hyp-
polite Coomans. The latter part of
the recital wil lhe composed of se-
lections from Tschaikowsky's famous
Sarah Hanby Will
Give Piano Recital
Presenting a piano recital in par-
tial fulfillment of the B.M. degree,
Sarah Hanby, '44SM, will highlight
her program at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow
in the Assembly Hall of the Rackham
Building, with sonatas by Cimarosa
and Beethoven.
Miss Hanby, a pupil of Joseph
Brinkman, will also play the Bach-
Busoni "Choral Prelude," Bach-d'Al-
bert "Prelude and fugue in D major"
and Tschaikowsky's "Theme and
Variations, Op. 19, No. 6."
(Continued from Page 4)
tional meeting of the MYDA folk-
dance group Friday at 9 p.m., in the
Union. Everyone is invited.
Phi Delta Kappa membership meet-
ings will be held Thursday and Fri-
day at 4 p.m. in Rm. 3203 University
High School.
The Michigan swimming team will

Associated Press Correspondent
The chaplain walked down to the
hospital tent with Lulabelle in his
The chaplain is Lt. Col. William E.
King, who used to preach at the May-
wood Baptist Church at Kansas City.
Lulabelle is a very diminutive dog
about six inches long but not quite
that tall. He often carries her around
in his trench coat pocket or sitting,
papoose style, in the hood or parka
designed to go over his head but
which usually hangs down between
his shoulder blades.
Dog Interests Wounded
Lying there on their cots, the
wounded lads looked up as the chap-
lain and his dog came by, most of
them showing more interest in Lula-
belle than her owner.
King stopped to chat here and
there, letting the boys pet the dog.
Finally he reached a cot where a
quiet soldier lay. For days the sol-
dier had said not a word except in
reply to questions. Stony-eyed, he
lay there, staring straight up rather
than look at the two stumps of arms
where his wrists and hands used
to be. The stumps were encased in
some sort of cast which covered his
"He's lucky to be alive," a nurse
whispered. "But he doesn't seem to
care. He hasn't shown the slightest
interest in anything, even staying
The chaplain walked over to the
cot, stood there a moment looking
down at the lad. Suddenly the boy
saw Lulabelle. He started to speak,
swallowed and remained silent.
Dog Licks His Face
"What is it, son?" King asked.
"Say," the boy stumbled through
the sentence, "would you just let the
pup lick my face?"
King leaned over, sat Lulabelle
down on the plaster-encased chest
between the stumps of arms. Wag-
ging her tail like mad, she stuck her

tiny head forward and licked the sol-
dier's face.
In the stillness the sound of the
lad's swallowing seemed loud. Tears
began to trickle down his cheeks.
Finally he spoke:
"I used to have a dog, sir," he said,
"and he'd sneak up and lick my face
while I was sleeping. That's the first
time a dog has licked my face since
I left home, sir."
King nodded, said nothing. When
he started on to the ward tents he
left Lulabelle there on the cot. When
he came back he found her snuggled
up into the soldier's armpit under
one of the stumps, her head lying on
his shoulder.
King Leaves Lulabelle
"Certainly is nice to have a dog
around, sir," said the boy. "Every
patient ought to have one." Sudden-
ly his face broke in a broad grin at
the idea of a whole tent full of dogs.
King grinned back. When he left
the hospital an hour or so later Lula-
belle stayed.
They call her "The Chaplain's As-
Eisenhower Gives
American Ace DSC
April 11.-(P)-Capt. Don S. Gentile,
America's leading fighter pilot and
"one-man airforce," was rewarded
for his deeds today by the supreme
allied commander for the western
front invasion.
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who
called the handsome, 23-year-old
Piqua, 0., youth a "one-nian air-
force," decorated Gentile with the
Distinguished Service Cross-second
highest American medal-and said
his citation read like one of the great
deeds of heroism in this war.
The Mustang pilot, top American
ace with 30 planes shot down, includ-
ing seven destroyed on the ground,
was cited for "extraordinary cour-

On Campus .. .


Dr. Dice To Speak...
The problems of human heredity
will be discussed by Dr. Lee R. Dice
of the Heredity Clinic in a lecture for
Phi Sigma, scientific society, at 8 p.m.
tomorrow in the Rackham Amphi-
Dr. Dice will talk on the results of
the heredity research work supported
by the Rackham Board and will pre-
sent an outline of the problems of the
research. Slides picturing some of
the pedigrees of human heredity will
also be shown at the lecture.
Luncheon To Be Held .
An Inter-Guild luncheon will be
held at noon today in the Fireside
Room of Lane Hall.
Prof. Preston Slosson will speak
and anyone interested may attend.
Hass To Be Given ...
Robert Taylor, '46E, will present a
recorded version of Buckner's Mass
in E Minor at 7:30 p.m. today at Lane
Hall as one of the regular Student
Religious Association music hours.
He will interpret the music and
discuss its background and history.
All students and servicemen are in-
vited to attend.


Ends This Week-End
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Judge Payne Fines
Owner of Tavern


William G. Skinner, owner of the enduring beauties will
Ideal Tavern located at 117 E. Wash-
ington Street, yesterday was ordered
to pay a fine and costs amounting to WITH EV
$51.25 by Municipal Judge Jay H. AN ANN
Payne on a charge of selling intoxi-
cating liquor to minors.
Following an investigation by city
police which showed that on April 1 L .
Skinner sold beer to four youths
under 21 without asking for identifi- 334 South Fourth
cation. Skinner was arrested and
arraigned in Municipal Court. He
entered a plea of guilty to the charge.

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'U' To Debate Friday...
Two Western Michigan College
teams will come here Friday for four
debates with University squad mem-
bers on the subject of a post-war
international police force.
Debates will be held at 11 a.m. and
1 and 2 p.m. before speech classes in
Angell Hall.



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