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Coed Speaking Part Tryouts for
Co. D Show To Be Held Soon

Every Dog

has His Day

French Patriots Mete Out Swift
Justice to Pro-Nazi Traitors

Try-outs for feminine speaking
parts for Co. D's original musical
comedy, "Rumor Has It," will be held
from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and
Thursday in the USO ballroom.
Because of necessary company bus-
iness, try-outs for men's roles were
changed to tomorrow which neces-
sitated the postponing of women's
Any coed who was in the cast of
"Tom Sawyer" and was therefore un-
able to attend previous meetings may
try-out from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday
in the USO ballroom. Other women
interested in parts in the show who
have not yet had a chance to try out
should also go to the USO from 3 to
6 p.m. Wednesday.
Music for the show has been com-
pleted and orchestrations have been
started. The music was written by
Pfc. Ken Pierson, and Pfc. Dick Tho-
mas is doing the orchestrations. Lyr-
ics are by Pfc. Jim Rhind.

Featured musical numbers include
a beguine, a waltz and a novelty
number entitled, "A Coed's Life."
Dottie Murzek, who has been ap-
pointed dance directress, is working
on three dance routines for the show.
Last week approximately 200 coeds
tried out for singing and dancing
parts according to Pfc. Arty Fischer,
director of the show. He said that it
is important the coeds who want to
be in the show have singing, dancing
and speaking try-outs, and urged
that all women interested in parts go
to the USO ballroom at the scheduled
times this week.
Special instructions will soon be
announced for coeds who are inter-
ested in doing backstage work, such
as makeup and costuming.
Pfc. Fischer said that some job can
be found for any coed who is inter-
ested in working on the show and
asked that all coeds watch The Daily
for announcements of meetings.

with Motion Pic tues
THURSDAY, MAR. 23 - 8:30 P.M.
Tickets $1.10, 83c, 55c (tax included) Special rates to servicemen
Box office open Wednesday 10-1, 2-5, Thursday 10-1, 2-5, 7-8:30

Perhaps the best title for this picture would be "This Ain't the Army," but it is the Ainay, and the
four non-comnmissioned officers on the'floor are cheerfully taking orders the Private Firsi aass, well,
they're taking orders.
The man with the whiphand is Pfc. Wade L. Williams. His detail, from left to r'g t, con:ists of
1/Sgt. Bernard G. Kent, M 'Sgt. George L. Rhinehart, 1/Sgt. Hickley L. Waguespack and M Sgt. James
C. Baldone. -Daily Photo by Pfc. Pat J. Columbro. Co. D1, SU 3651

(A;cciated Press correspondent wvho
re o hed home Thursday aboard the
CGr>shoim after a year in a German
irternnent camp. He formerly was
correspondent in Paris and vichy, and
has wide connections throughout
France. }
NEW YORK, N.Y., March 16.-
(I)-France's "Men of the Maquis"
not only are fighting their country's
internal battles against German oc-
cupation troops and their Vichy sup-
porters, but have launched a new
campaign of common law punish-
ment of known violators of moral
and criminal laws.
This new development in the
French underground campaign has
been made necessary by the disrepute
into which the French Vichy police
have fallen. The common man in
France today has lost confidence in
a force which has shown itself in-
creasingly unable to deal with the
wave of crime set off in France by
the scarcity of food, clothes and
money caused by the German occu-
One of the most startling phases of
this new development of the partisan
organizations is that of the "Men of
the Maquis"-French patriots who
have taken to the woods to fight the
Vichy collaborationists - execute
summary justice on any woman
found associating with Nazi occupa-
tion troops.
The punishment is varied to fit the
case. The most usual punishment for
Co. C Has Party
Company C will hold a farewell
party Monday night, March 20, at the
Pretzel Bell. Entertainment will be
provided by the men within the
Col. Frederick C. Rogers, comman-
dant, Post staff officers and the oth-
er Company officers, have been in-
vited to attend.,
Co. D To Hold Done
Scheduled for next Friday night is'
the Company D dance to be held in
the Grand Ballroom of the Michigan
League. .
A committee to arrange the details"
for the affair has been appointed by+
Capt. Charles P. Atkinson, company;
commander, and it is already hard ata
work. Music for the dance will be;
provided by Bill Sawyer and his band.1

an unmarried girl known to be
friendly with German soldiers is for
her to be kidnapped by a terrorist
band from the Maquis, have her head
half shaved and then be turned loose
in the streets of her home town as an
object of scorn.
A married woman will have all the
hair shaved off her head, while wo-
men whose husbands are war prison-
ers in Germany often are sentenced
to death by a firing squad and the
bodies left with warning cards pinned
to the breast.
The hair shaving 'sentence is also
frequently-carried out on women
who have husbands in war prison
camps for too friendly relations with
other Frenchmen. In such cases exe-
cution of the sentence is usually de-
layed until the well-organized under-
ground has been able to communi-
cate with the husband and obtain his
approval, which is generally forth-
The Vichy .government, through
its controlled press, has made deter-
mined efforts to discredit the entire
partisan movement by listing ordi-
nary crimes as the work of the par-
To combat this, the "Men of the
Maquis" have created their own spe-
cial police who operate against
known criminals. In some cases they
have even raided French prisons and
wrested criminals from the French
police who were holding them.
Pfc. Morton J. Schussheim of Com-
pany D has been formally commend-
ed by General H. S. Aurand, Com-
manding General of the Sixth Ser-
vice Command, for his suggestion in
the recent "Think to Win" compaign.
General Aurand expressed his ap-
preciation and commendation to Pfc.
Schussheim by letter and stated that
his suggestion had been forwarded to
Washington for further considera-
This letter of commendation re-
ceived by Pfc. Schussheim brings the
total received by members of this
command to three. The other two be-
ing received by Captain Samuel Reiz-
man of Company G, and Sgt. Rich-
ard Mathews of the Army Headquar-


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It Ain't So: Rumor has it that
~"Rumor Has It, Co. D's forthcomingf
musical comedy is planning some
changes in casting. There is no basis
for such statements and on Wednes-
day of this week tryouts for coeds
will be continued . . . the delay was
caused by important company busi-I
ness which prevented the men's try-
outs from being held over the week-'
Birth Announcement: Two goldfish
had been swimming around in a cam-
ouflaged tank in a room at East
Quad. Now there are three. The re-
cent addition is quite big and the
owner is worried because visitors castI
hungry glares at his brood.
Show Business: As predicted, Saw-
yer's show "Tom" went over with a
bang . . . Despite criticism the gen-
eral opinion is that the music was
typically American and a great job
at that . . . Nice going . . . Could be
that Life Magazine had a reporter
and cameraman covering the show.
Higher Education: Yesterday at
2:00 P.M. in Angell Hall a lecture was
given on '.Math in Scotland, Before
1700 A.D." . . . Imagine the revela-
tions that might have been unfolded
We're breathlessly awaiting a
lecture on, "Organic Chemistry in
Java, Before 1300."
Stork Cas nR
Army Families
Anything can happen in an Army
Headquarters, and most everything
does happen. In the past few months
the "Stork" has visited the 3651st S.
U. Headquarters on numerous occa-
sions. The following personnel have
become proud parents by these visits:
Capt. and Mrs. Ross B. Zartman, a
daughters, Capt. and Mrs. Samuel
Rizeman, a son, Capt. and Mrs. Will-
iam H. Cooper, a son, Sgt. and Mrs.
Jack Robinson, a ion, and the new-
est arrival being a son born to Sgt.
and Mrs. Richard B. Mathews. So
the army increases by leaps and
bounds, or does it, Captain Zartmen?

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f t diner

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Organization Has Been
Participant in Arrny's
Chief Campus Activities
The Army Band of the 3651st S.U.
under the direction of Prof. William
D. Revelli, will climax their perform-
ances here on the campus by giving
a concert Sunday afternoon, March
26,. at Hill Auditorium. After the'
concert the entire band will be hon-
ored at a dinner at the Allenel Hotel.
The band has had a successful sea-
son and has participated in every
major activity that the Army has
had here. Among the most outstand-
ing engagements are: Co. B Retreat
Parade, Ann Arbor Honor Roll Dedi-
cation, WAC Parade,, USO Dedica-
tion and the Judge Advocate Gener-
al Graduation.
Pfc. Robert Commanday of Com-
pany D is student conductor of the
band, and, along with Prof. Revelli,
has helped make the Army band a
great success.
One of the most outstanding and
colorful performances given by the
band was the recent Judge Advocate
General graduation and review. Gen-
eral H. S. Aurand, commanding gen-
eral of the Sixth Service Command,
complimented them very highly and
was extremely impressed by the band
as a whole. "It is one of the finest
bands of its size that I have ever
seen," said General Aurand.
Following is a list of personnel:
Co. B-Pvts. George H. Berthold,
clarinet; Allen Finkenauer, clarinet;
Edward Hanson, T-clarinet; George
Kelso, clarinet; Donn Nelson, clar-
Co. C-Pfcs. John Andrews, bass;
Lester Beberfall, trumpet; Norman
Gaffin, baritone; Charles Hicks,
trombone; Barnett Mitzman, banri-
Co. D--Pfcs. Robert Commanday,
flute; Norman Dearborn, trombone;
Francis Kowalewski, saxophone;
Floyd Mickeison, trumpet; James
Stevenson, percussion; Edward Stry-
?ak, baritone; Richard Thomas, per-
cussion; Sgt. Alfred S. Leiman, band
sgt.; Cpl. Robert Swan, clarinet; T 4
Robert Wood, percussion.
Co. E-Pfcs. Allen Bartel, percus-

Co. C F (SC- L
red Is InaCera ed

Fletcher Baskerville I, canine mas-
cot of Company C, has received his
inactivation orders from the Army
and will go on terminal leave today.
He was acquired by Company C
shortly after his birth, but it was dis-
covered yesterday
* that six months
_} is too young for
., K active duty. He
was sired by Gun-
;fner, t e Navy's
mascot on campus,
and is rumored to
be the original son
of a gunner.
Fletcher Basker-
vill I was one of
the most pupular
ones in the com-
pany and had be-
come proficient in several languages,
profane and mundane.
He acquired the first part of his
royal title because he was quartered
at Fletcher Hall. The second part
came from the "Hound of the Bas-
kerville" and the I because he is the
first and only dog ever to hold such
a distinguished name.
Fletcher hangs around the USO al-
most every evening. The highlight
of his career was his appearance is
"Mr. Dooley, Jr.," taking the title role
in this production which was given
on campus by Play Production in
sion; Willard Carlson, trombone;
Don Crego, clarinet; Ralph Davis,
trombone; George Gullett, trumpet;
Karl Linnes, clarinet; Arthur Probas-
co, trombone; George Reis, trumpet;
Pvts. John Gustafson, bass; John
Mibeck, baritone; Nathan Zemel,
Co. F-Pfcs. Hierman Leon, clar-
inet; Warren McMillan, bassoon;
Victor Pixley, trombone; James Scan-
nell, percussion ; Pvts. Frank Beam,
clarinet; Richard Bsrtram, trumpet;
Paul Brubacker, trombone; John
Butterfield, bass; ichard Coffelt,
trombone; Ray Daugherty, bass;
David Pack, clarinet; John Shier,
drum major; Henry Swartz, percus-
sion; Francis Vrana, trumpet; Ed-
ward Ward, trumpet.

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partment of Local 50, UAW
-CIO, said, "It's not the
students that will make
the decisions but the pres-
ent-day adults."
* * *
TOM SAWYER came to
life last week in Ann Ar-
bor. Wilson Sawyer, whose
band plays for many cam-
pus dances, wrote and pro-
duced a musical comedy
or folk operetta based on
Mark Twain's book. Lucille
Genuit in tie leading role
sang well and executed the
clever tricks for which
Tom Sawyer is famous. Cpl.
Arthur Flynn of Co. A, who
played Muff Potter, seemed
to take the honors for stage
presence and voice. The
world premiere of the pro-
duction was given Wednes-
day. Like other world pre-
rnieres it had notables in
the audience. Among them
were playwrights Harold
Sherman, Morton Jacobson
and Shipiro. "Life" Maga-
zine sent photographers
Ilene Darby from . New
York and Herb Breen from
Chicago to photograph
scenes from the operetta.
Some felt that the "faulty
ainnn ha n 'rrnrino*" and

grandson of France's great
World War I premier, was
the major speaker of the
week. Probably one of the
most sincere speakers Ann
Arbor has heard in a long
time, he did what few have
been able to do. He made
the audience feel keenly
the suffering and ills of
the occupied countries of
Europe. In comparison he
said America is a "para-
dise." He said he was not
asking for pity for France,
"we are too proud." In-
stead, he said, "Give us the
tools, something to work
on, and we will rebuild
France. We have to work
for ourselves." He said the
French must have one rep-
resentative group and the
promise that she may later
elect her own leaders if she
is to be expected to cooper-
ate. He urged his listeners
to have a thought for our
occupied countries . . . to
do your work ... to back
the attack until the Axis is
at your feet. And when
that day comes, back the
peace with the same will
and stubbornness."
* *

underground is that there
shall be no 'third edition'
of this last war."
* * *
on campus was still at-
tempting last week to meet
the $1,500 goal for the
Union-managed campaign
and $3,500 for the League.
Faculty members have
boosted their total to $1,235
and JAGs and other Army
units have contributed
nearly $600 to the cam-
paign. According to re-
ports the city of Ann Ar-
bor is nearing its $62,500
:k *k
new style for Michigan stu-
dents was presented yes-
terday by the University.
It was a Victory Varieties
show-a vaudeville show-
a type of entertainment
which the University has
never before presented. A
ten-piece orchestra and
seven profes sional acts
were the headliners. Tap
dancing, novelty acts, ac-
robatic acts, a guitar play-
er, a ballroom dance team
and music marked this
first in entertoinnent fa


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