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Blokestein To
Study School
System Here
Dutch Educator Will
Confer on Post-War
Plans with Ruthven

RAT RACE IN LANE HALL:
Inter-Guild To Present Annual
Carnival Cabaret on Saturday

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Dr. Gerrit Blokestein, minister of
education in the Netherlands, wil
come to Ann Arbor tomorrow to in
spect the facilities of the School of
Education and confer with President
Alexander G. Ruthven and other
University officials.
Greatly in favor of adopting Anglo-
Saxon methods in the school systems
of the Netherlands, Dr. Blokestein
will discuss plans for post-war ex-
change professorships and scholar-
ships between the United States and
the Netherlands. He is also interest-
ed in making the English language a
secondary tongue in the Netherlands.
Dr. Blokestein has held his post as
minister of education since nine
months before the Nazi invasion of
Holland. When the government
moved to London, Blokestein made a
thorough study of the British educa-
tional system.
At various times, he has comment-
ed on the danger of German occupa-
tion touching the spirit of Holland's
young people and affecting the out-
look of the coming generation. How-
ever, he has stressed the fact that
Dutch parents were doing their ut-
most each night to counteract what
the Nazis did during the day in the
schools.
Philippine Art
Exhibit ShowS
common Bond
The Salgado art exhibit in Detroit
is a good demonstration that we have
more in common with the Philippines'
than merely the battle of Bataan,
George Hall, assistant to the director
of the International Center, said yes-
terday.
The exhibit is in The Children's
Museum in Detroit and is the work of
Mrs. Pacita Salgado. It is under the
supervision of Miss Crystal Thomp-
son, director of the University Mu-
seum. It also includes paintings by
the Phiiippino artist, Eduardo Sal-
gado. Hall represented the Inter-
national Center at the official open-
ing of the exhibit Monday evening at
which a program was presented by
the Philippinos at the University and
those working in Detroit.
"The exhibit," he said, "has a con-
tinuity so well arranged that it is a
pleasure for adults as well as chil-
dren. Much of the cultural value of
the exhibit lies in the fact that any-
one viewing the artistry on display
can never feel again that he is a
stranger to the Philippines-not only
in their art, but in their industry and
agriculture as well."
He praised the speakers on the pro-
gram for their quick thinking, hu-
mor and sincerity.
The exhibit will continue until
Oct. 1 and Hall added that "every-
one within the Detroit area has much
to gain by attending it."
ike Licenses
To Be Issued
Registration for 1944 bicycle li-
censes will start Monday, Police
Headquarters announced yesterday.
All bicycle owners are urged to pur-
chase licenses, Police stated. The
registration of bicycles helps the po-
lice to return any bikes that are
stolen.
In 1943 over 311 bicycles were sto-
len, and only 233 returned. The re-
turn of 19 of them involved arrests.
The sum of $7,014 wvas involved in the
robberies.
Police submitted a simple solution
to all bike owners to prevent the
stealing of bikes, and the aid in the
recovery of those that are stolen.
1. When not using your bike, be

sure to lock it.
2. Know the serial number of your
bike, so that police can trace it, if
it should be stolen.
3. Register your bike now, so that
police can have a record of it on file.
4. Report the disappearance of a
bike immediately.

Lane Hall will be completely taken
over Saturday night at 8:15 when the
Inter-Guild Council presents its an-
nual Carnival Cabaret.
. Fred McKinney, '44, is head of the
carnival committee which has plan-
f ned games of skill, square dancing, a
1 table - tennis tournament, fortune -
- telling and rat races for the evening's
rr
r Fry Declines
- As Candidate
For Governtor
Democratic Nominee
To Be Chosen Today
LANSING, April 26 -(P)- Refusal
of Theodore I. Fry, State Liquor Con-
trol Commissioner, to allow himself
f to be "drafted" to run for the Dem-
ocratic nomination for Governor left
the party's leaders as far as ever to-
night from finding a candidate ac-
ceptable to them to carry their stan-
dard into the election campaign.
A board of strategy composed of
ranking Democrats conferred for
hours, however, and annonunced
through Byron L. Ballard, Lansing
attorney who called the meeting, that
it would have "two strong candidates
to run for Governor and Lieutenant
Governor before we leave here to-
night."
.In Detroit, William J. Cody, Cir-
cuit Court Commissioner, was circu-
lating petitions as a Democratic gu-
bernatorial aspirant, but established
party leadership has declined to ac-
cept him as its choice.
Fry sent a telegram to the "strate-
gists" declaring he'would not make
the race. He was in Detroit, attend-
ing a Liquor Control Commission'
meeting. Efforts to draft him were
started at the recent Democratic
State Convention in Detroit, but Fry
sent word that Mrs. Fry was in ill
health and that he did not feel suffi-
ciently well to undertake a campaign
for Governor.1
He had been irritated because the
leaders failed to rally behind him andF
obtain his election at the State con-
vention as a delegate-at-large to the
Democratic National Convention, butl
did not indicate whether this was a1
factor in his decision not to run for
Governor.
The conferees explored a wide field
of possible gubernatorial candidates,
and reports from the closed meetings
indicated there was a strong move-~
ment under way to induce Mauricet
Eveland of Mayville, former State
Banking Commisisoner, to make the
run.
Eveland has said repeatedly he did
not want the nomination, and gave
no indication that he had changed1
his mind. State Representative ClarkT
J. Adams of Pontiac, was being men-1
tioned as a possible candidate for
governor or lieutenant governor, andY
Democratic State Chairman EarnestI
C. Brooks of Holland was mentioned
for lieutenant governor.s
F DRII , CuirtinE
Agree to erms
WASHINGTON, April 26.-- (I)-o
Prime Minister Curtin of Australiav
said tonight that he and Presidentr
Roosevelt, in a review of war andI
post-war problems in the Pacific,7
found themselves in "complete har-a
mony."I
In an address prepared for an NBC
broadcast, Curtin also said that Aus-l
tralia "will look to the United Statesr
in the future, as it will look to thev
other great powers with the greatera
resources, to work out, internation-
ally, the salvation of human beings"
but that Australia's voice will bev
heard in the Pacific. and it willo
accept its responsibilities...
The Australian Prime Minister'sw

remarks appeared intended to giver
the United States reassurance ont
the Australia-New Zealand pact al-b
though he did not mention it directly.d
Curtin spoke, too, of the contribu-
tion Australians are making to vic-d
tory.
Curtin stopped here on his way to t
London for next month's conferencet
of prime ministers of the British
Commonwealth. He flew to the Presi-v
dent's southern vacation site to con-
fer with the President yesterday.

functions. There will also be enter-
tainment furnished by the Interna-
tional Center according to Marjorie
Cavins, president of the Council.
The Inter-Guild Council, which is
composed of representatives from the
Protestant student religious groups in
Ann Arbor, will turn the proceeds
overto the World Student Service
Fund.
The WSSF is now a part of the
National War Fund. It's purpose is
the raising of funds to help students
and faculty who are victims of war
in all parts of the world. WSSF is
organized in colleges, universities,
preparatory schools and theological
seminaries in the United States, and
is sponsored by the United States
sections of the World's Student Chris-
tian Federation and the Student
Service of America, Inc.
This relief is given to students to
be used for the pursuit of their
stduies despite the hazards of war.
The WSSF was the first organization
to see the importance of meeting the
intellectual and spiritual needs of
students and professors. The organ-
ization is attempting to build student
solidarity around the world. The
WSSF has been working for this cause
since 1937 when they raised money
for students in war-torn China.
Sgt. Kelly Did
Throw Those
Hand Grenades
By KENNETH L. DIXON
Associated Press Correspondent
WITJI THE AEF IN ITALY, April
19 (Delayed)-You can put it down
in your little book that Sgt. Kelly did
sling those 60 mm. mortar shells like
grenades at the Germans at Altavilla,
regardless of what the experts say.
And if you want to argue the mat-
ter, argue it with the 36th Division
yourself, I won't. Those Texans just
love to convince somebody. I'm c-c-
c-convinced.
Commando' Kelly Is His Name
Kelly, you may recall, is Tech. Sgt.
Charles Edward Kelly, otherwise
known as "Commando" Kelly, "Kil-
ler" Kelly and "Slaughter" Kelly.
The story about his decorations
said he knocked out five of the Ger-
mans by tossing 60 mm. mortar shells
out a window at them and then the
argument started. Some experts said
it couldn't be done. Others said "but
not under those circumstances."
Still others said, "Oh, that's just
another tall Texas tale."
Protests Are Mistake
Which was a mistake. By this time
Kelly had departed for the States on
rotation but the honor of the 36th
Division was at stake so today they
staged a demonstration with a Texan
named Lt. Salvatore Uzze of Chicago,
Ill., officiating at the TNT table.
In order to keep from eliminating
all the witnesses to the .emonstra-
tion Uzze removed the half pound of
explosives from the shells but left
the detonator charge in place. Even
experts agree that as goes the deto-
nator so goes the whole shell.
Then while strong men flinched he
grabbed the thin missile around its
fat middle and banged its bottom
against a nearby concrete wall,
whereupon more technicaL develop-
ments transpired. The second safety
lock was knocked out by the jar.
Then he dropped the shell on its nose
and the detonator exploded.
Kelly Knew What He Did
He also explained that Sgt. Kelly,
besides knowing his mortar shells,
must have known what a chance he
was taking banging the loaded ones
around. One of them might have hit
a pebble and gone off in his hands in
which case any Kelly award would
of necessity have been posthumous.
Or just the propulsion charges
would have gone off, which would

have scorched the Sergeant more
than somewhat. However, he had
burned out all his guns and the Ger-
mans were coming, and he probably
decided it was six of one and half a
dozen of another.
Anyhow the honor of Kelly and
the 36th Division has been saved
(not that it ever needed saving) by
the Texan from Chicago who con-
vinced the experts here today that
the Texan from Pittsburgh could
have done it.
-And any ther doubting experts
haven't got a leg left to stand on-
for they weren't there at Altavilla,
and Commando Kelly was.
DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
(Continued from Page 4)

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A I R F I E L D U N D E R C O N S T R U C T ION=Chinese laborers use buckets, baskets, bar-
rows, and carts to carry rock, from pile at left to construct an airfield runway bed in China.

S W I M M E R --Screen actress
Dolores Moran wears a flowered
bathing suit as she prepares for
first swim of season

W I N D W A S H E R-Pfe. R. F. Purdum, 21, Dewey, Okla.,
Marine, shows off the wind-driven washing machine he built out
of junk on Roi Island, Kwajalein atoll in the Marshalls. Materials
for the washer were boards and an oil drum.

F A I R E X C H A N C E-To conserve gasoline cans along the
Allied front in Italy signs like this one were erected, offering to
give a full container in return for an "empty." A Fifth Army
soldier pauses to read.

PO U N D -Lt, Comdr. G. D.
Pound (above) is son of Britain's
late first Sea Lord, Admiral of
the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound,'

T R A-N S P 0 R T V E R S 1 0 N-Stripped of armament and bomb carrying equipment, the Con-
Orlolidated Vultee Coronado PB2Y-3 has been turned into a transport ship for Navy service,r

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Hostess. All Junior Hostesses are in-
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Sunday Morning Breakfast: The
USO Sunday Morning Breakfast will

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