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Yank Air Armada Rocks German Ca


Co. C's
Men To Invade
Girl's Campus
By Army Orde:
Situation Complicatior
By Anti-Love Decree
To Prevent Romance'
"Bidin' Our Time," Co. C's origin
musical comedy, will be presented
8:30 p.m. today and tomorrow in ti
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The action of the play takes pla
at Puellae College, a girls' scho
where a group of ASTP men are sex
by mistake. The dean of the colleg
fearing that some of her studen
might fall in love with the soldier
persuades the colonel to issue a
anti-love regulation.
Girl Discovers Facts
one of the girls discovers certa
facts and the dean is forced to a
the colonel to withdraw the regule
The book and lyrics for the shc
were written by Cpl. Hy Wolotskyc
Co. C with music by Cpl. Troy 1
Bartlett of the same company. TI
show is based on a book by Cy
Harold Becker and Cpl. Wolotsk
The musical arrangements are t
Cpl. Bartlett and Pvt. Earl Edmond
USMCR, who will provide the piar
accompaniment. The show is beir
staged by Cpl. Wolotsky. Lt. Melvi
,Flegal was in charge of dance dire(
tion and Pfc. Chester Sargent,
vocal direction.
Lipton Does Lighting
Lighting was conceived by Cpl. Be
Lipton, settings executed by Pla
Production and make-up created I
Maida Steinberg and Blanche Ho
The cast for the show will includ
Pfc. George Schoot as Capt. Weller
ley Yale; Cpl. Joseph Shamitz as Pv
Chester Warren; Pfc. Robert Bentlh
as Pvt. Robert Miller; Cpl. Charl
Weisbergas..Col._J. Recoil Breea
bolt; Mary Mapes as Susan Breech
bolt; Mary Hummon as Cynth:
Stewart; Geraldine Hoff Doyle2
Francine O'Hara, and Jeanne Fir
layson as Dean Margaret Gungar II
Pfc. John Hemingway and Pfc. Rot
ert Moore will be cast in the roles (
The roles of girls at Puellae Co
lege will be played by Betty Ann Cox
bett, Gloria Cowley, Virginia Fair
child and Patricia Gagalis. Cpl. Joh
Iacomett, Pfc. Edward Bartel, Pft
See CO. C, p. 2

Principals Rehears

e for Co.C's Musi



cal, 'Bidin' Our


-Daily Photo by John De Boor
When a group of soldiers are deposited (by mistake) in a girls' school sparks are bound to fly. In
Company C's musical, which opens tonight, this is j ust what happens. In the scene above, the ASTP
men and girls have taken a few minutes out from t heir riotous experiences to rest a bit. The musical
comedy, which centers around an anti-love regulat ion (it seems they are especially necessary during
leap-year) presents many delicate situations, but th e ASTP boys, as always, master the problems.

Suburbs Fall
As Reds Fight
Furious Battle
German Death Toll
Mounts to Thousands
At Staro-Konstantinov
By The Associated Press
LONDON, March 9, Thursday.-
Moscow announced early today that
a furious battle was raging in the
town of Staro-Konstantinov, a "vital
enemy base" in the southwestern Uk-
raine, after the Red Army yesterday
battled its way into the suburbs and,
30 miles to the southeast; captured
the district center of Cherni-Ostrov
on the Odessa-Lwow railway. ,
More than 3,000 Germans were
killed, two regiments of German in-
fantry routed and 100 communities
were captured by Marshal Gregory
K. Zhukov's first Ukrainian front
forces, said the midnight Mosco
bulletin, recorded by the Soiet mon-
itor from a broadcast.
"Retreating under blows of the So-
viet troops the Germans are aban-
doning .tanks, guns and trucks stuk
in the mud," it said. "Particularly
fierce engagements are going on in
the area of the town of -Staro-Kon-
stantinov, which is a vital enemy
German counter-attacks with has-
tily gathered infantry and tank forc-
es were defeated ly the Red. Army
troops which captured Cherni-Ost-
rov, the Russians. said. In another
sector the Germans counter-attacked
with about 100 tanks, but were de-
clared thrown back with 42 tanks de-
Far to the north in Estonia the
Germans lunged out near Narva, bt
were hurled -back .ith900'deadad
34 German-'planes destroyed, te
communique announced.-.
A Berlin broadcast said the fight-
ing in the north was "exceptionally
bloody" and admitted that advanc-
ing Russians, "continuously rein-
forced by reserves," gained "room
Staro-Konstantinov, mid-way on
the rail line that connects Shepe-
tovka with the Odessa-Lwow line,
has been held strongly by the Ger-
mans as a main prop for its entire
line in this area.
Daily Edit Tryouts
Will Meet Today
A g ener al try -out meeting will
be held at 4 p.m. today in the Stu-
dent Publications Building for all
students who are interested in
working on the editorial staff of
The Daily.
The work on The Daily which
would include news coverage, edi-
torial writing, and experience in
page make-up, is helpful for those
who intend to enter the newspaper
field and who are interested in
publicity and public relations work.
Ambitious students have an op-
portunity for quicker advancement
on the staff than ever before.

Guuner Tries
Transfer to
Great Lakes
Gunner, the unpredictable, irre-
pressable mascot of the Navy V-12
unit believes that when the Navy
and Marines officially attached him
to their unit, he was attached for
A detachment of Bluejackets left
for Great Lakes Saturday and Gun-
ner marched proudly down to the
station behind them, slipped on the
train when no one was looking and
was not discovered until the train
had pulled out of the station.'
However, when he was found non-
chalantly strolling down the aisle of
the train, happy in the thought that
at last he was going to be a real
sea dog, the surprised Bluejackets
held a hurried conference and it
was decided that Great Lakes is no
place for a dog, even Gunner. Con-
sequently, he had to finish the trip
in the not very friendly atmosphere
of the baggage car.
Gunner was left in Chicago over
the week-end and was shipped back
to Ann Arbor yesterday, C.O.D., min-
us a little pride and with the grim
realization that, even though he
might be a nautical pooch, he can't
get away with being naughty.
There is one thing that Gunner
accomplished by his escapade, how-
ever. He proved to everyone that he
is a real publicity hound.
Mystery Ship Sought
On Lake Michigan
CHICAGO, March 8.-(P)-The
Chicago Coast Guard reported to-
,irrf+ t ha uuevral vesarching

State Oil Fields
May Contain
"It's quite possible that there is far
more oil still underground than has
been pumped out in Michigan's 20
years as an oil producer," Prof. Ken-
neth K. Landes, chairman of the
geology department, stated in an
article published in the February
issue of the American Association of
Petroleum Geologists.
"The third dimension-down-has
been too much ignored in our proved
oil fields," Prof. Landes added.
Suggesting specific drilling deeper
in Porter Field, Midland County,
Landes said, "Porter's is' just one of
a number of fields in the state that
should be explored at depth. With
the shortage of oil occasioned by the
war. complete exploration of these
fields should not be put off."
No real test wells have been drilled
down under Michigan's proved oil
areas to these deeper geological for-
mations, which are known to be oil
producing, according to Prof. Landes.
Now, in wartime, such tests are need-
ed in view of the oil shortage, and
such test wells in proved fields have
a better chance of success than wild-
cat wells, Landes added.
Daily Columnist Needed
Students interested .in becoming
a columnist for The Daily must
submit two sample columns to The
Daily editorial director, Student
Publications Building, today.

Big Fighter Escort
Accompanies Fleet
Ball-Bearing Factory and Military
Targets Hit by Flying Forts, Liberators
By The Assoeiated Press
LONDON, March 8. -U.S. Flying Fortresses and Liberators with a
tremendous fighter escort, which made up an armada estimated at between
1,600 and 2,000 planes, struck at Berlin today for the third time in five days
with what a conservatively-worded American communique called "good
Out of the huge fleet 38 bombers and 16 fighters were lost, but the
escorting planes alone knocked down 83 enemy aircraft; gunners aboard

Red Cross University Quota Is
Upped to $5,000 for Drive

Plans for the University Red Cross
drive,"which got under way Tuesday,
will be put into effect this week
and throughout the month of March
with the solicitation of every house
on campus.
Faced with an emergency shortage
of funds, Red Cross headquarters has
raised the University quota to $5000,
considerably more than last year's
goal. Of this amount, $3,500 will be
solicited from University women
through the League organization
headed by Marjorie Hall, '45, and
$1,500 from University men through
Reds Reject
Polish Offer
LONDON, March 8.-(kA)-Chances
for a rapprochement between the
Polish government-in-exile and the
Russian government faded tonight as
Moscow's flat rejection of the Poles'
offer to establish a temporary Polish-
Russian boundary was conveyed to
the Poles by the British, through
whom it was transmitted.
Both governments appeared to
have taken a firm stand. The Rus-
sians insisted upon acceptance of the
Curzon line, which Prime Minister
Churchill recently implied would
meet with British approval. The
Poles refused to make any perman-
ent boundary settlement until after
the war.

a Union organization headed by John
Clippert, '45E.
Quotas will be assigned to each
of the women's houses at a house
president's meeting at 5 p.m. today
in the Grand Rapids Room of the
League. Because of the increased
amount of the quota, each woman
will be asked to contribute $1.25 in-
stead of the usual $1 membership
fee, according to Miss Hall. Dona-
tion boxes will be placed at various
spots on campus such as the corridor
of University Hall,.the library and
the League by both the men and wo-
men's committees.
Ann Arbor headquarters reported
yesterday that $15,795 had been col-
lected throughout Washtenaw Coun-
ty during the first week of the cou-
ty's drive. County quota is $92,400,
of which amount $61,500 has been
assigned to the City of Ann Arbor.
A breakdown of city reports shows
that University staff members and
offices "have contributed $536.
World News
ina Brief
By The Associated Press
Nazis Regroup Forces . .
PLES, March 8.-German forces op-
posing the Allied beachhead below
Rome were reported today to be re-
grouping their strong resources of
men and armor, possibly in prepara-
tion for a fourth major drive against
a selected point in the Allied defenses.
Finns Answer Reds s
STOCKHOLM, March 8.-Finland
has formally replied to Russia's peace
terms, it was reliably reported to-
night, and Swedish circles speculated
that the answer probably asked for
an opportunity to negotiate such
ticklish points as the internment of
German troops now within Finnish
Japs Outflanked,
NEW DELHI, March 8.-Centers of
Japanese resistance in the town of
Walawbum still were holding out
against the American jungle forces
tonight, but Lt.-Gen. Joseph W. StiM-
well reported a wide flanking move-
ment had completely cut off the
trapped enemy.

Yanks Repulse
Jap Barges
On Los Negros
Leathernecks Hold
Talasea Beachhead
Against Counterattacks
By The Associated Press.
Thursday.- United States troops
smashed a Japanese attempt to run
a few barges of troops ashore on the
northwest coast of Los Negros island
in the Admiralty group Tuesday
night, Allied Headquarters announc-
ed today.
w On another battle front on the
Bismarak sea, American marines who
landed virtually unopposed Monday
morning near Talasea, on the north
coast of New Britain island, were re-
ported holding their beachhead on
Willaumez Peninsula against strong
enemy counterattacks.
The Japanese barge thrust at Los
Negros island came after enemy
planes made a small, ineffectual at-
tack- at night on American positions
around Momote airdrome, which now
is being used by Allied planes.
The -barges were met by devastat-
ing fire from positions newly estab-
lished by the first cavalry division on
the peninsula north of the aii-field.
Not a single barge reached shore.
The futile attempt to hit the Am-
ericans on the eastern side of Los
Negros probably was made from Ma-
nus island, to the west, since the Jap-
anese so far have made no effort to
run the gauntlet of American air and
sea blockade.
U. S. Pacific Bases
To Be Discussed
LONDON, March 8.-(P)-A guar-
antee of United States post-war
domination of the Pacific in the form
of island bases-stepping stones to
security against future Japanese ag-
gression-was reported today to be
one of the topics likely to be discuss-
ed in the forthcoming British-Amer-
ican talks here.
It is expected that this subject will
be explored on a preliminary basis
when Edward R. Stettinius, U.S. Un-
dersecretary of State, arrives, prob-
ably late this morning, for a review
of the problems of the two countries,

the bombers destroyed others yet un-
The communique named the Erk-
ner Ball-Bearing Factory in an east-
ern Berlin suburb as one of the pri-
mary targets for "a concentrated
attack by divisions of B-17 Flying
Fortresses and B-24 Liberators of
the Eighth Air Force" and said that
other industrial and military targets
in the capital area also were bombed.
Ten thousand high explosive bombs
and 350,000 incendiaries were cas-
caded down upon the ruined capital,
the communique disclosed,'and this
devastating load was estimated at
approximately 2,000 tons.
In plunging 600 miles into the
heart of the Reich again, the Am-
erican air fleet proved its ability to
600,000 in Bombing
LONDON, March 8.-(P)--Per-
haps 600,000 men were involved on
both sides of today's great Ameri-
can bombing of Berlin -placing
the operation definitely in the
"battle" class.
Figuring the attacking force con-
servatively at 800 heavy bombers
and the same number of fighters
would put American personnel
aloft at a minimum of 8,80.
Ground crews and administrative
staffs responsible for getting this
fleet into the sky numbered at
least 50,000.
Air experts I London estimated
that the attack drew into action in
Germany at least 500,000 defensive
personnel -- including airmen,
ground crews, anti-aircraft bat-
teries-and many thousands of air
raid wardens and rescue squads in
Berlin and along the 600-mile route
of the attackers.
bound back within two days from
the savage battle it fought along
the same route Monday, when a rec-
ord of 68 U.S. bombers were lost and
a record of 179 enemy aircraft were
shot down.
The fact that today's losses were
reduced almost half-38 bombers out
of a force of probably 800 to 1,100-
indicated the strain that the repeated
Allied attacks have placed on Ger-
many's air defenses.
The two great American punches
at Berlin this week - have' dcfdyed
at least 259 planes badly needed by
the Germans, not counting the toll
taken by the bombers themselves in
today's raid.
JAG School
To Graduate
Largest Class
Three generals will be present at
the largest graduation ceremony in
the history of the Judge Advocate
General's School Tuesday at which a
total of 130 men from the 14th and
15th Officer Classes and the 4th OC
class are to be graduated.
The review parade will be held
Monday in the Law Quadrangle, at
which time the 80 men in the 4th OC
class will receive their commissions
from Maj. Myron C. Craemer, Army
Judge Advocate General.
The parade will be reviewed by
Gen. Craemer and Brig.-Gen. Thom-
as Green, assistant Judge Advocate
Maj.-Gen. Henry S. Aurand, com-
manding officer of the Sixth Service
Command, will give the principal
address at the commencement exer-
cises Tuesday. Dean E. Blythe Stason
of the Law School will also speak at
the graduation ceremonies.
There will be 175 new men regis-
tered March 18 and 19. Thirty-five
of these will be in the 16th Officers
Class and will take the eight-week
program and 140 will be in the 6th
OC class and take the 17-week pro-

Viscount Halifax Will Speak
At 21st Honors Convocation

Volunteers To Meet Today for
Instructions on OPA Survey

Viscount Edward Halifax, British
Ambassador to the United States,
will highlight the University's 21st
Honors Convocation to be held April

As a part of a nation-wide check
on food prices, volunteer workers
will meet at 2 p.m.. today in the
Labor Temple, 212 West Liberty
Street, to receive instructions from
the Detroit OPA office.
To obtain more complete compli-
ance with price control regulations,
the OPA is conducting this survey
which will include a spot check of
all food stores some time next week
and a re-check of violators early in
April to see if corrections have been
Everyone in Washtenaw County
who is ,interested in taking part in
the survey is invited to attend to-

of compliance depends on the con-
sumers themselves, he explained.
"Most people don't like to report
violations. They do not want to
feel that they are putting their4 own
grocer or butcher in an unfortunate
position by checking up on him, but
they must do just that in order to
keep the controls effective.
"If no reports are made, violations
increase, prices rise, and the infla-
tionary spiral continues. The job
of the consumer interest committee
is to help the public understand and
enforce the OPA rationing regula-
tions and price controls," Professor
Williams said.
Procedure To Follow

achievements, an outstanding edu-
cator has usually been invited to
speak at the Convocation. This year,
however, the University felt that an
authority on world affairs and inter-
national relations would be more
Since 1940, Viscount Halifax has
been British Ambassador at Wash-
ington. Before and after the first
World War, the ambassador served
as Parliamentary Undersecretary for
the Colonies, Presidents of the Bu-
reua of Education, Minister of Agri-
culture and Member of Parliament.
As Lord Irwin from 1926 to 1931, he
acted as Viceroy for India. In pre-
war days he was Secretary of State
for War under Chamberlain.
The Convocation will honor seniors
who have a B average and are in-
cluded in the highest ten per cent of
the class in each of the University's

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