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TTTESDAY, JTJNt G, 1944

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Allied

Troops

Chase

Nazis

Across

Tiber

Yanks Sink
20 More Jap
Ships in Pacif ic
U.S. Troops Aim at
Mokmer Airdrome in
Range of Philippines
By The Associated Press
Twenty more ships have been
blown out of Japan's vanishing mer-
chant and fighting fleets by Ameri-
can torpedoes and bombs.
Night flying Liberators sank a
destroyer and damaged two other
ships Saturday night in the Halrna-
hera Sea, on Gen. Douglas MacArth-
ur's path from New Guinea to the
Philippines, Southwest Pacific Head-
quarters announced today. Two di-
rect hits left another destroyer dead
in the water and probably sinking off
Manokwari in Western Dutch New
Guinea where a small freighter was
sunk.
Destruction of 16 more ships by.
submarines and two by Central Pac-
ific bombers were announced by the
Navy yesterday.
18 Jap Planes Shot Down
Eighteen Japanese planes were shot
down in air battles Saturday-seven
over Truk in the Central Carolines
where one Liberator was lost, and 11
over Biak Island in the Schouten
group off the Dutch New Guinea
north coast.
One column of U.S. Sixth.Army
troops was halted on the Biak beach.
tut a second force, fighting over .the
ridges north of the beach, flanked
the Nipponese defenders and began
driving toward Mokmer airdrome.
This field is one of three on Biak
within bombing range of the Philip-
pines.
Sub Sinks Six Ships
Six transports and ten cargo ves-
sels were sunk by submarines. The
Navy announcement did not indicate
whether any of the transports were
laden with troops. Since Pearl Har-
bor United States submersibles have
sunk 589 Nipponese ships.
Tokyo is so hard-pressed for cargo
space, another Navy announcement
indicated, that naval patrol vessels
are being pressed into service as
freighters. . A single Navy bombing
plane caught a convoy of the little
craft in the Caroline Islands west of
Truk Friday. It sank one and heavily
damaged inside Truk lagoon Satur-
day by a Central Pacific search plane.
Jap Columns Near Changsha
On the major warfrvnt in Asia six
Japanese columns were closing in on
Changsha, pivotal point on the Han-
klow-Canton railway bisecting South-
eastern China.
One spearhead was 25 miles north
of the city after a ten-mile advance.
Another was engaged in bitter fight-
ing in hills 40 miles northeast of
Changsha. And 60 miles northwest
of the Hunan provincial capital Nip-
ponese made their third crossing of
Lake Tungting within a week.
"The fate of the nation depends
upon the outcome of the present bat-

Venice, Rimini
Blasted from Sky
Fighter-Bombers Spearhead Pursuit
After Infantry Roars Through Rome

ALLIES ENTER ROME-Allied troops riding on rear of tank and in
other vehicles pass a sign on route 6 showing they have just entered
the edge of Rome. They spent little time in the Eternal City,

however, pushing on to chase the fast-retreating Germans across
the Tiber. Invading troops found jubilant Italians waiting to welcome
them with open arms and the liberators were almost smothered with
roses and kisses.

tie," said Gen. Hsueh
ernor of Hunan who has
thrown the invaders
Changsha.

Yueh,
three
back

gov-
times
from

Victory Dance
The United Jewish Appeal will
benefit from the UJA Victory Dance
to be held from 9 to 12 p. m. Satur-
day, at the Hillel Foundation.
'Doc' Fielding, master of cere-
monies at the Spring Swing and
Victory Varieties, will serve as MC
and will entertain at the dance.
Other entertainment features are
now being planned and dancing will
be to popular phonograph records.
A twenty-five dollar war bond,
contributed by Samuel Bothman,
will be raffled off during the week
and the winner will be announced at
the party. A door prize of $10, do-
nated by Osias Zwerdling, will be
given to the student whose admission
ticket is chosen from a box at the
end of the evening. In addition,
numerous handy items of merchan-
dise, donated by Ann Arbor mer-
chants, will be auctioned during the
evening.
The -proceeds from the admission
charge of thirty-five cents per per-
son will be donated to the United
Jewish Appeal, closing the campus
drive for the year.
Bartlett Will Talk
To Phi Kappa Phi
Prof. Harley H. Bartlett, chairman
of the botany department and di-
rector of the Botanical Gardens will
speak on "Pan-American Solidarity"
at the spring initiation of Phi Kap-
na Phi, national Scholastic honor

750 American
Planes Pound.
French Coast
By The Associated Press
LONDON, June 5-American heavy
bombers up to 750 strong smashed
again today at Hitler's bristling
Atlantic wall, continuing a ceaseless
pounding hurling more than 15,000
tons of explosives since Friday
against that section of the French
coast nearest this island arsenal.
Flying Fortresses and Liberators,
shepherded by 500 fighters, dumped
2,200 tons of bombs on the Nazi
front-line invasion defenses in the
area from Calais to Boulogne as the
mighty Allied aerial onslaught thun-
dered into its eighteenth consecutive
day.
Losses Not Announced
Details and losses were not an-
nounced immediately.
It was the fourth continuous day
of pounding for the area, and the
sixth straight mission against those
targets for the American heavies.
During that period American and
British heavy bombers also have
slammed railroads in the Paris area
and other objectives in occupied
France with 5,000 tons of explosives.
Peitioningr0 T
For War Council
Petitioning will c-lose at 5:30 p.
m. tomorrow for positions on the
summer Women's War Council, ac-
cording to Natalie Mattern, '45,
president of Women's Judiciary
Council.
Petitions may be secured in the
League Undergraduate Office, and
must be turned in there. There will
be no interviewing for the posts.
Senior and second-semester junior
women may petition for the posi-
tions of president, personnel admini-
strator, secretary-treasurer, surgical
dressings chairman, and president of
judiciary council.
Application for the chairmanship
of Junior Girls Project, Soph Project,
and Frosh Project is open to women
of those closses, respectively, and
three USO colonels will be chosen
from women in any year.
The summer council will follow
the same pattern as the regular
group in directing coed extra-curric-
ular activity on campus, in particular
war work. The importance of the
continuation of campus projects is
stressed by Miss Mattern, in urging
women to support sum-mer campus
activities.
$171,000 Granted
For Studlent Housing
The War Production Board Facili-
tie nivisinn in Washington annnrved

KANSAS CITY, June 5.-(P)-
The popcorn business is going
pouf!
Charles T. Manley, president of
a company which sells a large
amount of the nation's popping
corn and popcorn machines, broke
the news sadly today.
'The only way a civilian can get
his teeth into the crunchy kernels,
Manley indicated, will be to don
khaki or Navy whites and visit a
post exchange.
"Only the armed forces will be
eating popcorn this summer and
fall," he declared. "There is no
popcorn available for civilian use.
There is not a legitimate processor
in the United States that I know
of who has a single bag of un-'
popped corn for sale other than
for military use. We have not sold
one grain of corn for civilians
since Dec. 2G, 1943."
Scrol Taps 14
Coeds Into Ranks
Scroll, honor society for senior sor-
ority women, tapped 14 outstanding
juniors to their ranks in the tradi-
tional march after closing hours last!
night.,
The women tapped were Margery
Batt, Alpha Epsilon Phi; 'Barbara
Bathke, Kappa Alpha Theta; Bett
Carpenter, Kappa Kappa Gamma;
Janet Gray, Kappa Delta; Joyce Liv-
ermore, Chi Omega; Mary Lee Mason,
Alpha Phi; Naomi Miller, Pi Beta
Phi; Ruth Mary Picard, Collegiate
Sorosis; Dorothy Pugsley, Alpha Chi
Omega; Joan Pullum, Alpha Gamma
Delta; Marcia Sharpe, Kappa Kappa
Gamma; Mickey Thielen, Delta Delta
Delta; Barbara Wallace, Pi Beta Phi,
and Pam Watts, Delta Gamma.

Y

ing Victor Turns over
Rule of Italy to Um berto
Crown Prince Named Lieutenant General;
Monarch Retains Title Without Power
By The Associated Press
, NAPLES . June 5-King Vittorio Emanuele stepped aside as monarch
of Italy today as he previously had said he would do upon the liberation
of Rome and handed to his 39-year-old son, Crown Prince Umberto, all
"Royal prerogatives."
Italian political pressure had been brought to bear against him since
the conquest of Naples.
In a decree signed by himself and countersigned by Premier Marshal
Pietro Badoglio, head of the Italian liberation government, the King

Popcorn
Wartime

Is Latest
Casualty

.named his son Lieutenant General of
I the realm.
The monarch, however, retained
his title as head of the House of
Savoy andsremains as King without
power.
King Vittorio Emanuele, who be-
came ruler July 29, 1900, had an-
nounced last April 12 his "irrevoc-
able" decision to withdraw from
public life "on the day on which
Allied troops enter Rome," and to
turn his powers over to the Crown
Prince.
Little more than a figurehead
since Mussolini assumed the dictator-
ship of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele had
won a reputation the first years of
his reign as a sympathetic monarch.
interested in his people and their
problems.
Prince Umberto, tall and erect, op-
posed Fascism in Italy at the start
but later made a truce with Musso-
lini.
In effect, Umberto becomes the
King's regent.
The withdrawal was presented to
the Council of Ministers this morn
mg, an announcement by the Mini-
stry of the Interior said tonight,.
Ma rshall Gets
Red Decoration
WASHINGTON, June 5.- UP-
General George C. Marshall, United
States Army Chief of Staff, said to-
night "the final action in thissterrible
European war is now focused on a
single battle in which every Allied
force will be represented."
"It is to be a battle to the death
for the Nazis and a battle to victory
for the Allies," he told an audience at
' the Russian embassy where he was
decorated with the Order of Suvorov,
First Degree, highest honor of the
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
The decoration, presented by Am-
bassador Andrei A. Gromyko, was
conferred on General Marshall "for
outstanding military activities."

Board Names
Summer Term
Senior Editors
Jane Farrant, Stan
Wallace Reappointed
New senior editors and business
manager for The Daily for the sum-
mer term were appointed last night
by the Board in Control of Student
Publications in their monthly meet-
ing and two appointments for the
senior staff of the 'Ensian were an-
nounced.
Jane Farrant, a senior from
Grand Rapids, was re-appointed to
the position of Managinng Editor.
and will head the senior staff dur-'
ing the summer term..
As City Editor the Board re-ap-
pointed Stan Wallace of Detroit, who
has served in that capacity during
the current term.
Betty Ann Koffman, Detroit, was
named Editorial Directr for the
coming semester succeeding Claire
Sherman, a graduating senior.
Business activities of the Summer
Daily will be directed by Lee Aimer,
New York City, who was appointed
Business Manager, succeeding Eliza-
beth Carpentar.
Griffith Young of Camisteo, N.Y.
was appointed Managing Editor of
the 'Ensian for the coming year
while Al Srere of Detroit was
named Associate Editor.
As senior Business Manager of the
'Ensian, . the Board re-appointed
Janet Gray of Aruba, N.W.I.
In accordance with past years The
Daily will publish only the first eight
weeks of the summer term and will
begin the week of July 3.
Murphy To Give ine
To Bribe Charges
LANSING, June 5-(AP)-Special
Prosecutor Kim Sigler said today
former Lieut. Gov. Frank Murphy
had, arranged to surrender Wednes-
day to a grand jury warrant charg-
ing that he had conspired with
distillery operators to corrupt the
1941 legislature while he was presi-
dent of the Michigan Senate.
Circuit Judge Leland W. Carr,
whose one-man grand jury returned
the warrant, said he expected the
other four individual defendants
named in the warrant would sur-
render tomorrow or Wednesday,
They are Emanuel Rosenthal, presi-
dent, and Charles Layton, sales man-
ager, of the Mohawk Liqueur Cor-
poration, and Abe H. Weinstein,
president, and Samuel L. Schreirer,
secretary-treasurer, of the Arrow
Liqueur Corporation.

By The Associated Press C
ROME, June 5.-Allied armor and
motorized infantry roared through
the Eternal City today-not pausing
to sight-see-crossed the Tiber, and
proceeded with the grim task of de-
stroying two battered German armies
fleeing to the north.
Flashing forces of Allied fighter-
bombers spearheaded the pursuit,
jamming the escape highways north-
ward with burning enemy transport
and littering the fields with dead and
wounded Nazis.
The enemy was tired, disorganized
and bewildered by the slashing char-
acter of the Allied assault, which in
25 days had inflicted a major catas-
trophe on German-forces in Italy and
liberated Rome almost without dam-
age to the historic city.
Bombers Blast Rail Yards
Joining the relentless program of
destruction, 500 American heavy
bombers blasted rail yards at five
points in northern Italy between
Venice and Rimini along which the
German might attempt to move rein-
forcements and equipment to bolster
Marshal Albert Kesselring's beaten
armies.
At 10 a.m. today Lt.-Gen. Mark W.
Clark, tall commander of the victori-
ous Fifth Army, entered Rome in a
jeep and drove to the city hall, where
he formally proclaimed the Allied
occupation and praised the valor of
his troops.
Addressing his corps commanders
and looking out over thousands of
cheering Italians, Clark declared tha
both the 10th and 14th German arm-
ies had been at least partially de-
stroyed, more than 20,000 prisoners
taken and untold quantities of Nazi
equipment captured.
Balcony Is Empty
He lauded individually the French,
British and American troops of the
Fifth Army and paid tribute to the
"gallant men and women who made
the supreme sacrifice" that made to-
Final Rites for
Mrs. Real To
Be Tomorrow
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella
Travis Beal, widow of former Univer-
sity Regent Junius E. Beal, who died
at her home, 343 S. Fifth Ave., late
Saturday night, will be held at 2:30
p.m. tomorrow in the First Methodis
Church.
Social, Civic Leader
A prominent socialand civic leader
in Ann Arbor for many years, Mrs.
Beal was 83 years old. She has been
ill since early in May and had spent
some time in St. Joseph's Mercy Hos-
pital.
Rev. Charles W. Brashares will
officiate at the funeral services and
members of BetaTheta Pi, her hus-
band's fraternity, will serve as pall-
bearers. Burial will be in Forest Hill
Cemetery.
Wife of 'U' Regent
She and Regent Beal were married
on Thanksgiving Day in 1889 and
immediately came to Ann Arbor to
make their home.
Her only son, Travis, died on July
27, 1923 and her husband died June
24, 1942.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs.
Albert C. Jacobs, and three grand-
children, Loretta Crinnell Jacobs,
Sarah Huntington Jacobs and Travis
Beal Jacobs.
One of Mrs. Beal's last requests
was that contributions be made to
the Ann Arbor Community Fund in
her memory by friends instead of
sending flowers.
Stan Hack To Join Cubs...*
CHICAGO, June 5.-(U)- Stan
Hack, Chicago Cub veteran, will leave
his Oregon ranch and take up third

base duties with -the club in about a
week, Jim Gallagher, Cub vice-presi-
dent, said today.

day's occupation possible. Mussolini's
famous balcony in the Palazzo Vene-
zia, a few blocks from where Clark
spoke, looked empty and deserted.
The inhabitants' reception to the
troops approached hysteria as the
day wore on, and home-made confetti
goon littered the streets. There was
an almost carnival atmosphere. Lit-
tle damage to the city was visible, the
Nazis having limited demolitions to
x. few installations of no artistic or
┬░eligious importance.
Stock Piles Left Behind
The speed of the enemy's flight
>nce his lines before Rome burst was
;vident in the great quantities of war
:naterial left behind, stock piles suf-
icient to equip several divisions. An
Allied spokesman expressed the offi-
;ial opinion that the tremendous
>ressure exerted by the Allies in the
Final phase of the battle for Rome
'ad forced the enemy to flee beyond
' he capital rather than make a pro-
racted fight for the city itself.
Pope Pius XII, addressing an enor-
mous crowd including many Fifth
Army soldiers in St. Peter's square,
3xpressed thanks to God that Rome
jad not been destroyed by war.
Roosevelt Hails
Capture of First
Qf Axis Capitols
FDR Cautions Struggle
Ahead Will Be Tough
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, June 5-Hailing
the capture of Roma with the jubi-
lant phrase "One up and two to go,"
President Roosevelt declared tonight
that the aim 'now is to drive Ger-
many, "to the point where she will
be unible to recommence world con-
quest a generation hence."
Mr. Roosevelt, in a nation-wide
radio broadcast, cautioned that this
truggie with the Nazis would be
'ough and costly and that the day of
Germany's surrender "Lies some dis-
tance ahead."
Whether his reaffirmation that the
fight would be pressed until Ger-
many surrenders was a reply to the
recent speech of Pope Pius XII was
not stated. The Pope asserted last
week that the idea that the
war must end either in complete
victory or complete destruction is a
stimulant toward prolonging the
conflict and expressed hope for an
early peace.
Speaking of Rome as the great
symbol of Christianity, the President
declared "It will be a source of deep
satisfaction that the freedom of the
Pope and of Vatican City is assured
by the armies of the United Nations."
But he declared that no thanks
are due Hitler and his generals "if
Rome was spared the devastation
which the Germans wreaked on
Naples and other Italian cities." '
"The Allied generals maneuvered
so skillfully," he said, "that the Nazis
could only have stayed long enough
to damage Rome at the risk of losing
their armies."
"Our victory," Mr. Roosevelt as-
serted, "comes at an excellent time,
while our Allied forces are poised for
another strike at western Europe-
and while armies of other Nazi sol-
diers nervously await our assault.
And our gallant Russian allies. con-
tinue to make their power felt more
and more."
The Italian people "are capable
of self-government," Mr. Roosevelt
continued. "We do not lose sight
of their virtues as a peace loving
nation.",
Navy Band To
Give Concert

Highlights To Be Piano
Solos, Drum Specialties
The Navy V-12 Band of the Uni-
versity will open. the 1944 summer
season with a concert at 8 p.m. Friday
in Hill Auditorium.
Prof. William D. Revelli, conductor
of the University Bands, will also
conduct this Navy group. The band,
which was heard several times last
summer, is composed of approxi-
mately 8t0 pieces and its personnel
comes from all sections of this coun-
try.
Military and concert marches, to-
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GOAL SET AT $4,700,000:
Pre-Fifth Bond Drive Led by 150 Volunteers

.,

One hundred and fifty Victory
Volunteers began an intensive pre-
Fifth War Loan Drive yesterday to
sell $4,700,000 worth of War Bonds
other than Series E to Ann Arbor'
residents and corporations.
The Fifth War Loan Drive, which
st.rtso fficial1 on June 12 is ex-

bonds, under the direction of Earl H.
Cress, chairman of the banking and
investment division of Washtenaw
County.
Washtenaw County's goal for the
drive has been set at $9,105,000. This
is the highest goal ever attempted in
the county and isi21.8 ner cent great-

to purchase $100 worth of bonds dur-
ing the drive.
Timing of the drive will eliminate
most of the benefit for the campaign
by the University, because of final
exams, graduation and the end of the
fiscal year for the University.
m Tla n ia i- cx.. lrind 'hnA -.v

"We are asking everyone to do all
they possibly can in spite of the fact'
that there isn't any quota for the
University. We hope that the staff
will do as well as they have done in
previous drives," Mr. Griffin said.l
Ann A,.nr ,rhnlctarl+-a chi

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