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VOL. LIV No. 91 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, MARCH 12. 1944

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Reds

Seize

Berislav in Spectacular

Push

Wolverines Capture Big

Ten Confe

Record Point
Total Tallied
By T hindads
Swanson, Boib Hume
Win Two Events Each
To Build Up Score
By BILL LAMBERT
Special to The Daily
Michigan's powerhouse track team
copped six individual titles and tied
for another to amass a record team
total of 75% points as they success-
fully defended their Western Confer-
ence Indoor Championship tonight
in the Chicago Field House.
Illinois, with Buddy Young, Bob
Hinkle and Bob Kelley as its neu-
cleus, came in second with 401%2
points; Purdue was third with 19
points, followed by Ohio State with
12, Iowa 8%, Indiana 8, Northwest-
ern 7%j and Minnesota 4/2. Michi-
gan placed in every event, and their
team total was 21% points more than
their record breaking winning score
. of last year.
Michigan completely dominated the
meet, with both Captain Bob Hume
and Elmer Swanson scoring double
victories. Hume nosed out brother
Ross in the mile and copped first
in the two-mile. Swanson strode
through the highs never losing a
heat, and defeated Buddy Young of
Illinois in the lows for one of the
evening's prize upsets.
The 440-yard Conference indoor
crown comes back to Ann Arbor for
the second successive year on the
head of Bullet Bob Ufer, as he snared
See MICHIGAN, Page 7
Post- War Talk
By r. Plise
Will eToy
UNRRA Representative
To Discuss Problem
Of Supplies After War
Dr. A. H. Philipse, a member of the
Economic, Financial and Shipping
Mission of the Netherlands, will
speak at 3 pm. today in the Gand
Rapids Room of the League under
the sponsorship of the Post-War
Council.
The lecture will cover some of the
problems of post-war food and medi-

'The Six Brucettes'

To Be Featured in Victory Varieties

rence Track Meet
LAWYERS GRADUATE:
JAG School Will Hold
Largest Review Parade

"The Six Brucettes," an attractively costumed, beautiful group of dancing girls, will make three ap-
pearances in the first professional vaudeville show ever to be presented by the University. Planned to
answer a long-felt need for first class entertainment in Ann Arbor, Victory Varieties will be staged at
8:15 p.m. Saturday in Hill Auditorium. Tickets are available at the USO and campus and downtown stores.

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'U' INNOVATION:
Victory Varieties' To Feature
Professional Theatre Talent

The Six Brucettes, one of the more
popular dancing groups in this area.
of the country, will be a featured
attraction of the University's "Vic-
tory Varieties" show, to be presented
at 8:15 p.m. Saturday in Hill Audi-
torium.
The first show of its kind ever to
be sponsored by the University, Vic-
tory Varieties will include headline
professional talent from Chicago and
New York hotels, night clubs and
theatres.
Similar shows have been put on
by Producer Arthur Goldsmith of the
Paramount Company at Purdue Uni-
versity where they have met with
singular success. Since the first per-
formance last fall attendance has
jumped from 3,000 to 9,000. "Sev-
eral of the acts which were most
enthusiastically received at Purdue
will be featured on our show,".Dean
Joseph A. Bursley pointed out.
Tickets may be secured tomorrow
through Saturday in University Hall
corridor, the East and West Qi.uad-
rangles, the USO, the Union and
League, University Hospital news-
Wor ld News
By The Associated Press
Caroline Islands Bombed
U.S. FLEET HEADQUARTERS,
PEARL HARBOR, March 11.-Lib-
erators of the Seventh Army Airforce
again blasted Ponape and Kusaie in
the Caroline Islands March 9, Ad-
miral Chester W. Nimitz announced
today.
Nazi Capital Changed
NAPLES, March 11.-Adolph
Hitler has moved his capital from
Berlin to Breslau, trustworthy in-
formants said today, but the Ger-
man machinery of government still
is within range of Allied bombers.
MESA Requests Hearing
DEROIT, March 11.-A Congress-
ional hearing on the question of
granting representation on the War
Labor Board (WLB) to unions affil-
iated with neither the AFL nor CIO
was demanded today by Matthew
Smith, leader of one such group.
"We want a Congressional hearing
on this question and we're going to
get it," .said Smith, who is secretary
fof the Mechanics Educational Society

stand and campus and downtown
stores. The price of the tickets is
75 cents, tax included, and there
will be no reserved seats.
'Other feature attractions are
Georgie Tapps, internationally fam-
o'us for his tap routines, Bert Lynn
and his vibrolyn guitar, Hank, the
Mule-a comedy novelty act, Lis-
cheron and Adams, well-known ball-
room team, and the Singing Com-
man~ers.
British Urge
Irish To Agree
De Valera Refuses
To Close Axis Posts
By The Associated Press
LONDON, March 11-British pres-
sure was applied on Dublin to accept
the United States request for the
closing of Axis listening posts in Ire-
land, and in answer Eire's Prime
Minister Eamon de Valera merely
gave the British government a copy
of the rejection he sent Washington,
it was disclosed today.
De Valera's refusal of the request,
which was aimed at preventing the
leakage of important military infor-
mation, may bring.the imposition of
stringent restrictions on travel be-
tween Eire and the United Kingdom.
Ship> Sale Refused
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 11.-
(A)-The State Department an-
nounced tonight that it had refused
sale of a merchant ship to Ireland
because Axis submarines had wan-
tonly sunk other American ships
operating under the Irish flag despite
Ireland's policy of neutrality towards
the Axis.

Premiere To
Be Wednesday
Tickets for "Tom Sawyer," the
musical comedy which will be pre-
sented by the 'Women's Glee Club at
8:30 p.m. Wednesday through Satur-
day at the Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
tre, with a Saturday matinee, will be
placed on sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
tomorrow at the theatre box office.
The world premiere of the operetta
which was written and produced by
Wilson Sawyer will be given in Ann
Arbor, and the show will then be
taken to New York, Detroit, Chicago
and other metropolitan centers, ac-
cording to Sawyer, who is introdu-
cing the musical comedy here as a
compliment to the Women's GleeI
Club.
Three soloists from the Company
A soldier choir will also appear in the
operetta by special permission of
Capt. George G. Spence, Company A
commanding officer. Cpl. Arthur
Flynn will play the part of Muff
Potter; Cpl. Frank Haley will be the
sheriff and prosecutor, and Cpl. Har-
old Follond will portray Judge That-!
cher.
Lucile Genuit will play the part of
Tom Sawyer in the leading role, with
Mary Ruth Acton as Huckleberry
See 'TOM SAWYER', Page 5
Allies Sink Jap
Barges in Pacific
ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC, March 12,
Saturday-'P)--Allied ground troops
on newly-won positions around the
rim of the Bismarck Sea had a
breathing spell, headquarters report-
ed today, while American light naval
craft and planes hit the Japanese
with stinging new blows.
Gen. Douglas MasArthur said four
troop-laden barges, either bringing
in reinforcements, or evacuating
Japanese from positions near Tala-
sea airdrome.

At the largest review parade in thes
history of the Judge Advocate Gen-1
eral's School which will be held att
4:30 p.m. tomor'row in Yost Field
House, 79 members of the OC class
will receive their commissions as se-E
cond lieutenants.L
The public has been invited to the
ceremonies in which four generals, a
record breaking number, will parti-1
cipate.
They are Maj. Gen. Myron C. Cra-k
mer, the Judge Advocate General of
the Army; Maj. Gen. Henry S. Aur-t
and, Commanding General of the1
Sixth Service Command; Brig. Gen.-
Thomas H. Green, Assistant Judge
Advocate General, and Brig. Gen.t
John F. Davis, Chief of Staff of the
Sixth Service Command.'
Other guests from Washington will
include Col. Robert M. Springer, As-
Detroit Averts ;
Total Week-End
Mil Tie-Up
By The Associated Press
DETROIT, March 11.-Striking
dairy workers tied up virtually all of
metropolitan Detroit's milk deliver-
ies today but a "milkless week-end"
apparently was averted to some ex-
tent by emergency arrangementsto-
night.
Leaders of the United Dairy Work-
ers (CIO) local 83, whose members
walked out early today, announced a
plan whereby dairies would sell milk
direct to families "in need." Each
buyer would be limited to two quarts.
There will be no home deliveries,
union stewards said, and patrons
must call'at the dairies themselves.
The union's announcement, made by
a steward group, referred only in
general terms to "need" but said the
definition would include families
with babies and invalids.
The dairy workers walked out over
what they said was unnecessary de-
See MILK STRIKE, Page 3
'Linker, Clip pert
Appo inzted to
Meen's ,Judiciary
J. Joseph Linker, '44E, and John
Clippert, '45E, were appointed presi-
dent and secretary of the Men's Ju-
diciary Council yesterday, Joseph A.
Bursley, an of students, announc-
ed yesterdy.
Linker was declared president of
the Council on the basis of a petition
listing his qualifications submitted
by him last semester. The selection
was made after an interview by the
out-going Council and Dean Bursley.
Linker is a member of Sigma Phi
Epsilon, chairman of the honor coun-
cil for engineering students, a mem-
ber of Vulcans and an assistant ed-
itor of Technic, the engineering
school monthly. He is also a mem-
ber of Tau Beta Pi honorary engin-
eering scholastic society.
Clippert, also selected on the basis
of a petition, is a secretary on the
Union Staff and a member of Phi
Delta Theta.
See PICTURES, Page 3

sistant Judge Advocate General, andt
Lt. Col. Howard A. Brundage, Chiefx
of Control Branch.I
The 14th and 15th Officer classesk
and the 4th OC class which are grad-S
uating Tuesday and the 5th 0C class
which had finished half its trainingt
will take part in the graduation pa'r-
ade. Music will be by the University
band.1
In accordance with custom, mem-1
bers of the 4th OC Class will take the
oath as second lieutnants at that
time. Maj. Jeremiah J. O'Connor,Z
Executive Officer, will read the let-f
ters of appointment and Col. Edwardt
Young, Commandant, will administert
the oath..
Upon the conclusion of this cere-
mony, the parade will be reviewed by
the visiting officers. t
Gen. Aurand will give the gradua-t
tion address and Gen. Cramer, Cl.
Young and Dean E. Blythe Stason of
the Law School will speak at the ex-
ercises, which will be held at 10:30 e
a.m. Tuesday in Hutchins Hall.
Followirig the speeches, Gen. Cra-
mer will present diplomas to 27 mem-
bers of the 14th Officer Class, 25I
S~e GRADUATION, Page 3
Yanks Blast 1
Pas-de-Calais
Raids Continued by
RAF Night Bombers
B3y The Associated Press1
LONDON, March 12, Sunday-
RAF planes closed out an historic
week of heavy aerial attacks last
night with a trip across the channel
under a "bomber's moon" following
a big daylight smash by U.S. heavy
bombers at military targets in Muen-
ster, Germany, and the Pas-de-Ca-
lais area of France.
There was no immediate indica-
tion what targets the British planes
were after or whether the operation
was by heavy night bombers or Mos-
quitos. They were heard in one
southeast English coastal district fly-
ing towards the continent some time
after nightfall and later they roared
back across the channel
The "bomber's moon" under which
they flew was like that which the
RAF used earlier in the week to
accomplish night precision bombing.
Axis-controlled radio stations gave
the first indication that British
planes were out to wind up perhaps
the most significant week of the air
war.
S * *
U.S. Bombers Hit
Toulon, Florence
ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, NA-
PLES, March 11.-(P)-American Lib-
erators reached out from Italy today
to batter the great Nazi naval base
of Toulon on France's southern coast
for the second time this week while
Marauder medium bombers smashed
at the railway facilities of ancient
Florence for the first time in the
war.
At the same time Flying Fortresses
also blasted Padua, important railway
center in northeastern Italy, 50 miles
from Venice.

Opens Black
Sea Campaign
Captured Highway Hub
Leads to Key Ukraiian
Seaport of Kherson
By The Associated Press
LONDON, March 12.-Red Army
troops forced a spectacular new
bridgehead across the wide Dnieper
River in the last 60-mile stretch held
by the Germans near the Black Sea
yesterday and captured the district
center of Berislav only 37 miles above
the big sea port of Kherson, Moscow
announced today.
Berislav is a highway hub for at
least four major roads branching out
into the Ukraine.
Other Russian forces at the north-
western end of the flaming 500-mile
Ukraine front were reported still
fighting in the streets of Tarnopol at
the end of the third day of battle for
the strategic rail town.
The Moscow communique and its
supplement-both recorded by the
Soviet monitor-gave few details of
the Russian crossing but for the first
time spoke of fighting "southwest
and south of Apostolovo."
The Russians apparently crossed
from Kakhovka which they reached
early last November after racing in
swift strides across the Nogaisk
steppes.
Among the gains reported by the
Russian comuniques were:
First Ukrainian front under Mar-
shal Gregory K. Zhukov in southern
Poland,.German counterattacks were
hurled back in the Tarnopol area.
More than 30 localities were catured
62 miles to the west in the Proskurov
area of the western Ukraine, includ-
ing the village. of Davidkvtsky, six
miles east of Proskurov. The Russ-
ians also crossed the Bug River and
captured Pedosy, 13 miles northwest
of Proskurov and four miles south of
the river.
Montgoery
Predicts Fight
To Extend to '45
By The Associated Press
LONDON, March 11.- Gen. Sir
Bernard L. Montgomery, radiating
confidence, declared today the land
invasion of Europe would come when
Allied strategists believed bombing
has reduced the Germans "to a pro-
per state of mind," but predicted the
fighting would probably extend into
next year.
In another reference to the inva-
sion, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower,
supreme commander of the Allied
Invasion Forces, told a graduating
class at the Royal Military College
at Sandhurst that he hoped to "meet
them soon, east ofthe Rhine."'
Montgomery, commander of Brit-
ish ground forces under Eisenhower,
said that the air assaults have al-
ready opened the so-called "second
front" and he likened Allied strategy
against Germany and western Eur-
ope to that which knocked Italy out
of the war. He forecast that "the
whole thing will be quite simple, and
there will be no difficulty at all."
"At the end of this year, if not
sooner," he added, "we shall have it
just about right for toppling over."
Vichy Of ficial
is Convicted
ALGIERS, March ii.-(P)-A
French military tribunal convicted
Pierre Pucheu, former Interior Min-
ister in the Petain government, of

treason today and decreed the death
penalty, dramatically ignoring Puch-
eu's fervent and tearful warning that
the dicision would "plant the first
stake in a civil war" in France.
The packed courtroom gave a
muffled gasp when the conviction in
the "purge" trial was announced by
President Judge Leon Verin.
Pope Pius AII Will
Give Speech Today
AT THE SWISS-ITALIAN FRON-
TIER, March 11. -(IP) -Pope Pius
XII, worn by the war, will, observe
the fifth anniversary of his corona-

DR. A. H. PHILIPSE
. ..to speak today
cal supplies and will be followed by a
discussion section.
Dr. Philipse, who has had many
years of experience in the service of
the Netherlands government, was a
representative at the recent UNRRA
conference held in Atlantic City. He
attended a three-day housing and
food conference in Chicago March
8, 9 and 10. and is at present working
in Washington.
There will be no admission charge,
and all those interested are cordially
invited to attend, Gloria Rewoldt,
'46, Council president, said.
Rushing Registration
To tar t Tomorrow

FROM FOXHOLE TO EASY CHA IR:

Michigan Man in the Army Tells of Post-War Plans

Editor's Note: Mrs. Don Swaniger
submitted this letter which she receiv-
ed from her son, Don, a former mem-
ber of The Daily Sports Staff, now sta-
tioned in Italy.
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1944
Dear Folks,
I was in my foxhole the other day
gabbing away with a chum of mine
and we chanced on the subject of the
nars n' rretare nt after the war.

three days without moving. You7
will see a hole well camouflaged,
probably with a little mud and
water in it to make it more con-
vincing. You can bring me rations
in cans and water to drink, but of
course I must observe water dis-
cipline.
On the fourth day I'll move into.
the basement. Such a change of pos-;
ition will be done at night-by creep-<
ing and crawling. During all this

I will get rid of my rifle and my pack
and begin to sleep in a cot.
Then finally I eat good old
Mom's food, crawl into a genuine
bed and return full status to being
that which is coiled civilian. .What
a life-. What a wonderful life!
I don't have an awful lot else to
say. I sprained my ankle recently at
a most embarrassing time but it is
well taped and responding remark-

one with a little brains ought to be
going to school in order to win the '
war. Everything else being equal,
they can keep their school until af-
ter the duration. At that time I'll
show them what good schooling
can be put to. That is my whole
ambition now-to return to the
University of Michigan and study
what I wish.
amused me as per usual with
his attitude towards being an officer.

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