THlE MICIIIGAN DAILY
Soviets Cross BRug Rivrpproach Old Rumanian
Reds Threaten Vital
Communication Lines ;
Thaws Slow Advance
By The Associated5Press
LONDON, March 15.- Russian
troops swept across the middle Bug
River on a 62-mile front today,
thrusting powerful spearheads with-
in 30 miles of the pre-war Rumanian
frontier, and also captured a rail
station only 17 miles from the im-
periledBlack Sea port of Nikolaev at
the mouth of theBug, Moscow an-
10,000 'Nazis Killed
Northeast of Kikolaev on a fast-
crumbling German front the third
Ukraine Army of Stalingrad veterans
under Gen. Rodion Y. Malinovsky,
split the remnants of perhaps 45,000
~Germans trapped in the Snegireka
pocket and were "successfully exter-
minating" them, said the bulletin.
A total of 10,000 Germans already
had been declared killed and 4,000
captured in that trap Tuesday.
The sensational break-through be-
yond the Bug River on the middle-
Ukraine front for gains ranging from
12 to 18 miles was achieved by Mar-
shal Ivan S. Kone's Second Ukraine
Army, and was one of the most sig-
nificant developments of the south-
ern Russian campaign.
Plunging across territory, which
Germany had awarded Rumania for
her part in the war against Russia,
the Soviet troops overran more than
100 villages in a swift surge toward
the Dniester River frontier of Bessa-
The broadcast bulletin, recorded
by the Soviet Monitor, announced
the seizure of Olgopol, only 15 miles
from the Odessa-Warsaw trunk rail-
way already cut by Marshal Gregory
K. Zhukov's First Ukraine Army at
Tarnopol, 200 miles to the northwest.
Olgopol also is only 25 miles north
of Rybnitsa, the Dniester River rail
station through which one of three
remaining German escape lines feeds
Mud Slows Troops
Moscow dispatches emphasized the
disaster overtaking the hundreds of
thousands of Germans in lower Rus-
sta as the. Russians steadily slashed
ahead toward the tenuous Nazi com-
muications lines despite early spring
thaws which turned the roads into
Ouily at Tarnopol were the Ger-
mans apparently putting up a stub-
born resistance. That "hinge" be-
tween the German southern and
central fronts has been the scene of
bitter street fighting for a full week,
and the late Russian communique
again omitted mention of the sector.
in the Proskurov sector, 62 miles
east of Tarnopol, the Russians said
they had again beaten down heavy
German tank and infantry counter-
attacks, inflicting large losses on the
enemy. In that sector the Russians
had swept southwest of Proskurov
in a flanking threat to Tarnopol,
which the Germans must hold if
they are to prevent themselves being
flattened against the Carpathians.
KSpeech Contest To Be Held Here March 31
The central regional meeting of the
National Discussion Contest on Inter-
American Affairs will be held here
March 31, with the Department of
Speech and the International Center
acting as hosts, it was announced
Designed to promote inter-Ameri-
can friendship, the contest is spon-
sored by the Office of the Coordina-
tor of Inter-American Affairs of the
State Department and the American
Council on Education.
The eight contestants from this
region were chosen by a judging com-
mitjee in Washington which based
their selection on manuscripts sub-
nitted by two contestants from each
of 500 colleges and universities
throughout the country.
Winner of the regional contest here
will be awarded a $500 scholarship
for study in Mexico next summer and
travel expenses to New York or
Washington to compete in the na-
tional contest April 14.
Included on the day's program will
be a discussion session led by Prof.
Arthur S. Aiton of the history de-
partment, who is a member of the
Advisory Committee of the national
contest. This will be followed by a
reception and tea in honor of the
contestants at the International Cen-
ter. In the evening a symposium of
prepared speeches by the contestants
will be held in the Rackham Amphi-
Prof. Kenneth G. Hance of the
speech department will have charge
of the arrangements for the meeting.
MAIL FOR MARINES-Dozens of sacks of mail are staek£d up to be sorted just behind the front lines
where Marines are battling on Southwest Pacific N ew Eritain Island.
Vetera ns Returnc
LANSING, March 15.-(IP)-Veter-
ans of World War II are returning to
civilian life at the rate of more than
1,000 a month with the number in-
creasing, the State Selective Service
headquarters reported today.
Coupling the announcement with
some advice to veterans concerning
their rights, Brig. Gen. Le Roy Pear-
son said 1,221 were discharged from
the armed forces in February, bring-
ing to 46,101 the number returned to
civilian life since Pearl Harbor.
Pearson, State Selective Service di-
rector, said 1,099 were released in
Pearson pointed out that a re-
turning veteran is obliged to report
to his local draft board to receive
information concerning his re-em-
ployment rights and other benefits.
Local boards have re-employment
committeemen to assist veterans.
After re-employment in his old job
the veteran, Pearson said, under the
law shall be considered as having
been on furlough or leave of absence
from the job while he was in the
armed service; he shall be reinstated
without loss of seniority; he shall be
entitled to participate in insurance
or other benefits offered by the em-
ployer pursuant to established rules
and practices relating to employes on
furlough or leave of absence which
were in effect with the employer at
the time the veteran entered the
armed forces; and he shall not be dis-
charged from his job, without cause,
within one year after he was restored
to it. r
*tichia% n te a t '
News rolls steadily in from Public
Relations Offices of our armed for-
ces about former University students
now in training schools all over the
Aviation Cadet Emanuel Klein, of
Detroit, was recently commissioned
a second lieutenant in the Army Air
Forces after completing bombardier
training at the Carlsbad (New Mexi-
co) Army Air Field.
Lt. Klein is one of the new
"triple-threat men" airmen who
have completed instruction in
dead reckoning navigation and
aerial gunnery in addition to the
regular bombardiering' course. As
an officer in the Army Air Forces
ready for active duty, his destina-
tion is not disclosed.
In the same graduation exercises.
at the Carlsbad Field, Aviation Cadet
Herbert M. Bently, of Saginaw, and
formerly of the University, was also
commissioned a second lieutenant,
ready for active duty.
Reporting recently at the Carlsbad
Army Air Field was Lt. Robert L.
Rumbold of Flint, 'Mich. Lt. Rum-
bold, who ,was a former student at
Flint Junior College and this Uni-
varsity, was commissioned Feb. 20,
1944, upon completion of his cadet
training at Ft. Sumner, N.M.
Scheduled to receive those cov-
eted silver pilot's wings and offi-
cers bars soon at the twin-engine
advanced flying school at Pampa,
Tex., are two former University
students, Aviation Cadets Robert
Frederick Waters, of Grand Rap-
ids, Mich. and Cadet lNoyce Wors-
tall Strait, Jr., of Pontiac, Mich.
Appointed to flight training in
August, 1943, both men received
their primary flight training at Mus-
kogee, Okla., and their basic flight
training at Muskogee, Okla. At the
completion of their flight training,
they will be assigned to duty as
instructors or combat pilots.
A en toh T aYEs
WASHINGTON, March 15.-(/)-
What every taxpayer should know:
The war now is costing $300,000,000
War spending hit a new high last
month of $7,808,000,000.
Up to March 1, the war had cost
Harold P. Conroy, of Fort Wayne,
Ind., was recently appointed a Naval
Aviation Cadet and was transferred
to the Naval Air Training Center at
Pensacola, Fla, for intermediate
flight training. Prior to entering the
naval service, he attended the Uni-
versity for three years, where he was
a member of the varsity track team.
Upon completion of the intensive
course at the "Annapo lis of the
Air" Cadet Conroy will, receive his
Navy "Wings of Gold" with the
designation of Naval Aviator, and
will be commissioned an Ensign
in the Naval Reserve or a Second
Lieutenant in the Marine Corps
Aviation Cadet Wiiliam J. Grey of
Arlington, Va., and a former varsity
football player at the University,
two weeks a;o completed his nine
weeks of basic flight training at the
Majors Army Air Field at Green-
Cadet Grey, who attended the
University in 1941-43, was a mem-
ber of the Sigiiia Phi Epsilon fra-
ternity. He entered the Army Air
Forces last fall as a student pilot.
Marvin D. Litt of Chicago, Ill., re-
cently received those coveted silver
pilot's wings as a bombardier-navi-
gator graduate of the Victorville
Army Air Field in Victorville, Cal.
These newest aerial fighters of
the Army Air Forces Training
Command, combining bombardier-
ing and navigation, can navigate
the ship to the objective, then man
the bombsight and release the.
THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1944
VOL. LIV No. 94
All notices for tihe Daily Official Bul-
uin are to be sent to the Office of the
President in typewritten form by 3:30
p.n. of the day preceding its publica-
tion, except on Saturday when the no-
tiees should be submitted by 11:30 a.n.
May Festival Concerts: The Fifty-
first Annual May Festival, consisting
of six concerts, will be held Thurs-
days Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
May 4, 5, 6 and 7. The participants
will include the Philadelphia Orches-
tra at all concerts and the following
Salvatore Baccaloni - Thursday
night; Kerstin Thorborg and Charles
Kullman--Friday night; Pierre Lu-
boshutz and Genia Nemenoff-Satur-
day afternoon; Bidu Sayao-Satur-
day night; Nathan Milstein and Gre-
gor Piatigorsky-Sunday afternoon;
Rose Bampton, Kerstin Thorborg,
Thelma von Eisenhauser, Charles
Kullman and John Brownlee Satur-
Conductors: Eugene Ormandy,
Saul Caston, Hardin Van Deursen,
Harl McDonald and Marguerite
Principal works will include Mah-
ler's song symphony, "Das Lied von
der Erde;" Brahms' No. 4; Beetho-
ven's No. 7; Mozart's No. 35; Tschai-
kowsky's No. 6; Brahms' Concerto
for Violin and Violoncello; McDon-
ald's Concerto for Two Pianos;.Songs
of the Two Americas, arranged by
Eric DeLamarter for Youth Chorus,
an~d Mendelssohn's "'Elijah."
The counter sale of season tickets
will begin Friday morning, March.
17. Orders received prior to that time
will be filed and filled in sequence in
advance of the counter sale.
To all male students in the College
of Literature, Science, and the Arts:
By action of the Board of Regents, all
male students in residence in this
College must elect Physical Educa-
tion for Men. This action has been
effective since June, 1943, and Will
continue for the duration of the war.
Students may be excused from tak-
ing the course by (1) The University
Health Service, (2) The Dean of the
College or by his representative, (3)
The Director of Physical Education
Petitions for exemption by stu-
dents in this College should be ad-
dressed by freshmen to Professor
Arthur Van Duren, Chairman of the
Academic Counselors (108 Mason
Hall); by all other students to Assis-
tant Dean E. A. Walter (1220 Angell
Except under very extraordinary
circumstances no petitions will be
consiared after the end of the third
week of the Spring Term.
"Victory Gardens": Employes of
the University who desire garden
plots this year at the Botanical Gar-
den should notify Mr. Roszel before
the end of March.
Each plot will be assigned with the
understanding that an endeavor will
be made by the assignee to use it to
full capacity for the raising of vege-
tables, that it will be kept neat and
clean and free from weeds, and that
no refuse will be allowed to accumu-
The plots will be twenty-five by
fifty feet. As there may be a few
extra plots, two may be requested if
it is thought that one will not suffice
and that two would be fully utilized.
No tools will be furnished by the
University. Water may be used if
carried in containers or run through
a garden hose held in the hand;
under no circumstances shall a hose
be left running unattended. Particu-
lar care must be taken that no prop-
erty of the Botanical Garden be
molested. Dogs are 1ot allowed in
A contribution of one dollar per
person (or group using a single plot)
is requested, to provide for plough-
As a measure of seed economy, it is
suggested that each gardener pur-
chase just enough seed for his own
use and that, if he has any left, he
share or trade with his neighbor.
Dr. Felix Gustfason of the Botany
Department will b'e available for corn-
sultation regarding problems en-
countered in the development of
When the plots are ready for use
WAa BONDS ISSUED
HERE-DAY OR NIGHT!-
Continuous from 1 P.M.
- Last Times Today -
- Starts Thursday -
the fact will be announced in this
In order to plan better the gardens
for next year, it is desirable that
some information concerning the
success of last year's gardens be
obtained. We therefore ask those
who had gardens here to supply us
with the following information:
What plants did you grow?
How many feet of row did you use
for each kind?
Did you buy any plants or did you
grow them all from seeds?
What was the approximate date
when for practical purposes your
garden ceased to yield?
What suggestions do you have for
improving the garden project for the
Would you be interested in cooper-
ating if an attempt were made to
exchange young plants for setting
Registration will be held this week
for all those who are interested in
camp work and summer work of all
kinds. There are many. calls on hand
at present. Early registration is ad-
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information, 201
Mason Hall. Office hours are 9 to
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UNIVEX Mercury camera; f2.7 lens;
leather case. $45. 424 West 1u-
ron, phone 8351.
FOR SALE: Man's Hamilton wrist
watch; Schwinn bicycle; home-
canned fruit, preserves. Reply Box
12, Michigan Daily.
FOR RENT-Single room on second
floor for student or instructor.
Continuous hot water. 507 S. Div-
ROOM in private'home for graduate
or employed woman. Garage avail-
able. Convenient to bus. 395,.
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in exchange for meals. Call 3018.
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please. return. Florene Wilkins,
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G.T.G. Return important paper
ard wallet. Contact 620 Forest.
LOST-Man's brown Dobbs hat dur-
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erman Gymnasium. Reward. 7211.
WANTED: Experienced salesladies
for ready to wear. Part time work.
Dixie Shop, 224 South Main Street.
LOST-One Theta sorority pin lost
between Haven Hall and Angell
Hall. Margery Harris inscribed on
back. Call 2-1437.
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