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Gen. Aurand Visits
Local Army, Unit
Commanding Officer Brings Praise
For Servicemen Stationed on Campus
Maj. Gen. Henry S. Aurand, commanding officer of the Sixth Service
Command, visited the ASTP-ROTC units on the campus yesterday in con-
nection with the Army Specialized Training Program.
He was the guest of Col. Frederick C. Rogers, commandant of the
various ASTP units here.
He expressed his general satisfaction with the organization here, and he
brought with him commendations from the Sixth Service Command Head-
quarters for the outstanding work being done by the min stationed at the
Among Youngest Generals
Gen. .Aurand, one of the youngest Major Generals in the United
States Army, was born in Pennsylvania in 1894. He received part of his
education at a military academy in Pennsylvania. He graduated with a BS
degree from the U. S. Military Academy at West Point and also attended


The Men That Nothing Can Stop

-Daily Photo by Cpl. R. L. Lewin, 3651st S.U., 'Co. A
A group of meteorology students marching along the streets of Ann Arbor on the way to their PEM
class. Michigan is one of many schools in the country at which such groups of m'n are being trained.
These men, who are in the Army Air Forces Technical Training Command, are living in East Quadrangle.

iA. L. C. Newton
Cpt. William Bridges
ton California Made
C4 otm antder of Co. E
Fir LTt. L. C. Newton, until last
week, Commanding Officer of Com-
any EL has been assigned to Patter-
son Field, Dayton, Ohio, where he will
be affiliated with Air Corps Adminis-
A charter member of the Army
Specialized Training Unit in Ann Ar-
bor, Lt. Newton has been stationed at
the University of Michigan since his
graduation from O.C.S. last February.
Bridges Assumes Post
Capt. William H. Bridges, Infantry,
forme rly of the Infantry Replace-
ment Center at Camp Roberts, Calif.,
assumed Lt. Newton's position as
Company Commander last Wednes-
With a background of over ten
years in service, having entered the
Army in 1926, Capt. Bridges is well
qualified for his new command. He
attended North Georgia MilitaryCol-
lege in 1929, and has served in a num-
ber of States as an administrative of-
ficer for-the CCC.
Seismograph, Co. G To
Get Earthquake First
When the r next earthquake hits
Ann Arbor, Co. G will be the first to
know it. Tending the seismographs
over at the Observatory this winter
are Pfc. Bob Ideson, Pfc. Ray Van-
Ommen, and Pfc. Bob DeLong.
So far it's been a quiet month in
the earth's bowels, they report, and
all that shooting over in Russia has-
n't budged the seismograph so much
as one micron. Twice a day the trio
make solemn official measurements
of rain, snow, wind, and the thermo-
meter. It's been cold and wet all
week, in case you didn't know.

and graduated from various Army
Service Schools.
He accepted a commission as sec-
ond lieutenant in the Coast Artillery
Corps in 1915 and was transferred as
a captain to the Ordnance Depart-
ment in 1920. He was appointed to
the General Staff Corps in Sept., 1940,
and is at the present time command-
ing general of the Sixth Service
Visit to Detroit
Gen. Aurand was in Detroit Fri-
day on a visit from his Chicago
headquarters and in addition to ad-
dressing the meeting of non-com-
missioned officers in the Shubert
Lafayette Theatre, visited Col. S. D.
Ringsdorf's Detroit headquarters in
the Federal Building; Fort Wayne;
Military Police units in River Rouge
Park; and the Area B Command in
Gen. Aurand told the non-com-'
missioned Army officers serving in
the Detroit area that they need not
fear missing overseas action.
There is a chance for every man
to get overseas duty, Gen. Aurand
said, because it appears that Con-
gress is not going to allow an Army
large enough so that any surplus
men will be kept in the United
Sergeant Sees
Ship Chistened
After Brother'
Sgt. Donald Wiseman, Company C,
was recently granted a special fur-
lough to be present at the christen-
ing of the 300-foot destroyer escort
vessel, USS Wiseman which was
named in honor of his brother, Lt.
(g) Osborne B. Wiseman.
Lt. Wiseman, who graduated from
Annaolis in '38, was killed in action
at the batttle of Midway, June 5,
1942. He was posthumously awarded
the Navy Cross and the Purple Heart
The new ship was launched Nov. 6
at the Dravo Corporation Yards on
the Ohio River, and is one of the
most potent little ships in the fleet.
Sgt. Wiseman was left with the re-
sponsibility of carrying on for his
brother's infant daughter who was
born six weeks before the hero's death
and whom Lt. Wiseman had never
Sgt. Wiseman was formerly in the
Army Air Corps and is now stationed
here in ASTP. His aunt, Mrs. Aud-
rey Rittenhouse, stood with him at
the launching.

Co. A Squad
Defeats Co. B
In Intramural
Twelve Army Teams
Compete in Opening
Round of Basketball
Team 1 of Co. B made a good show-
ing against the more experienced Co.
A team in the intramural basketball
game Friday night, but was finally
beaten, 25-16. The game was held in
Waterman Gym as the opener of the
Army intramural program.
Co. B established the lead in the
first quarter with a score of 8-7, but
Co. A forged ahead to score 11 de-
cisive points. These eleven proved to
be the winning points, although the
Co. B team rallied in the last mo-
ments of the game to bring the score
to 16-25 at the close. The leading
scorer for the victors was Alexander,
while Potochnik and Wolf led the

Company B scorers.
The starting line-up was:
Co. B Points Co. A
Petrina, f.....2 Rosenthal,
Sparrow, f ....2 Gordon, f.
Wolf, c. ....2 Alexander,
Potochnik, g. ..4 Sulik, g.

f. ...4
C. ...9
.. . .4

Engel Becomes
Staff Sergeant
Sgt. E. E. Engel, acting First Ser-
geant of Co. E, was recently pro-
moted to the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Sgt. Engel has seen action on many
fronts since joining the National
Guard in 1916, a member of the 2nd
Wisconsin Infantry. He took part in
the Mexican border campaign and af-
ter the outbreak of World War I was
sent to France. . With the 32nd Divi-
sion, he fought in the Alsace,
Chateau Thierry, the Oise-Aisne, and
the Meuse-Argonne campaigns. He
served as chauffeur, ambulance driv-
er, and motorcycle dispatch rider.
After the Armistice, Sgt. Engel was
sent to Germany with the Army of
Occupation. He remained there until
He has been active in the American
Legion, and has been commander of
his county post. He has a son. who
is a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air
Soldiers Pay $6,285
Monthly for Bonds
First Lt. Melvin G. Flegal, War
Bond officer for the Army here, dis-
closed yesterday that deductionstfor
War Bonds from soldiers' pay total
$6285.00 per month. The annual to-
tal is approximately $75,600.00
During the first part of the Third
War Loan Drive, the total in cash
sales was $40,000.00. Lt. Flegal is
well satisfied with the showing made
by the men. "The turnout would be
much greater," he said, "if the men
didn't have other deductions for such
things as family allotments and in-
Lt. James MillerI
Receives Promotion
Lt. James Miller, Company C, re-
ceived a promotion Thursday from
second lieutenant to first lieutenant,
Capt. Richard S. Campbell, Company
C commander, anounced yesterday.
Lt. Miller has been on furlough in
Chicago and, previous to his return
last -night, had not heard of his pro-
motion, Capt. Campbell said. He is
being transferred to the Air Corps.

Zalenski, g. ..4 Powers, g......2
Substitutes: Co. B-Schmidt, (1
Pt.); Leonardi (1 pt.), and Ablin;
Co. A-Flager (2 pts.)
Capt. Spene Back
On Campus Again
Capt. George Spence, commanding
officer of Co. "A", returned to Ann
Arbor last Friday, after a six-week
tour of the nation's colleges, during
which he interviewed men who have
asked for assignment to the Com-
pany. Capt. Spence visited most of
the large eastern universities and fi-
nished his tour with Georgia Tech
and Tulane in the South. Over one
hundred and seventy five men who
had applied for assignment to the
Company were interviewed, the Capt.
A stop-over that was not originally
on Capt. Spence's itinerary was made
in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was
confined in the Nashville Army Air3
Center hospital for a few days. 1

ASTP Reservists Comprise
Unique Campus Army Unit

The Army Specialized Training
Program Reserve, or Company B-4,
which is composed entirely of men
under 18 is among the more unique
outfits stationed here.
Lt. Charles Peake, Commanding
Officer, is the only commissioned of-
ficer in the organization, which is
part of the ASTU.
Former ROTC students of the Uni-
versity serve as cadet officers under
Lt. Peake. While these men are wait-
ing to go to Officers' Candidate
School, they are receiving practical
training here in handling men.
Rotation of Officers
The cadet officers are rotated in
order that they might have the op-
portunity of holding the various po-
sitions of regular commissioned Army
The non-commissioned officers,
who ark chosen from the ranks of
the Co. B-4 men themselves,. hold
their ratings for a period of two
weeks, at the end of which time they
are replaced by others who, like the
cadet officers, are being given exper -
ience in leadership.
Except for two variations, the uni-
form worn by the ASTPR's is the
same as the regular Army uniform.
These boys wear black ties in con-
trast to the khaki ties worn by the
regular soldiers on campus. The oth-
er distinguishing feature is their yel-
low shoulder patch inscribed with
the inner circle of the Michigan seal.
Engineering Program
The Reservists who are taking an
engineering course, study algebra,
-- - - ~~-- S - - - ~---
Company G
Newus Notes
The savage tussle in the Ukraine
brings back memories to Pfc. Art
Nikkel, whose old home was recap-
tured this week by the Soviet Army.
Art was born in a town just inside
the present front lines. His parents
were German settlers in the Ukraine
who later came to North America..
Co. G placed three men in senior
medical class offices this week. Pfc.
Paul VanPortfliet is class vice-presi-
dent, while Pfc. Gerald Cosgrove and
Pfc. Bob Juzek were elected honor
Victor Vaughan provided most of
the sophomers just elected members
of Galens, one of the medical honor
societies. To be seen in next spring's
Galens show are Pfc. Herbert Sube,
Pfc. Bob Taylor, Pfc. John Stewart,
Pfc. Dave Dickinson, Pfc. Norman
Banghart, Pfc. Bob Ideson, and Pfc.
Joe Fink, who upheld tradition so ef-
fectively in the third floor corridor
of Victor Vaughan. "Face the future"
is their calm advice to their class-
Self- Government
Handing out gigs is the happy lot
of only two men in Co. G-Pfc. Max
Raabe and Pfc. Wally Calcott, com-
pany officers at the dental upper-
classmen's barracks on Washtenaw
Ave. The boys govern themselves, and1
their student officers have a pocket-r
full of bona-fide demerits . . . Every
morning before dawn the dentsl
march the long mile from their bar-l
racks over to Vaughan House- for
breakfast. And the lights at Stock-
well and Mosher-Jordan flick on andI
off as they march by in the dark ...
The coeds get a rousing serenade in
return for their blinking good-morn-f
Seems as though every other man
in Vaughan House is taking after Ed-
die Duchin nr Horowitz thi semester.

physics, chemistry. English, geogra-
phy, American history, and military
science. In addition to this these sub-
jects the boys also have six hours of
physical education and two hours of
drill a week.
The Army is planning to give these
men their first term of engineering
now and then at the end of the sem-
ester to send them to some Army
camp for regular basic training.
When they have completed their bas-
ic training the boys will return to
school to complete their course in en-

Sunday Military Page
The Sunday Army page Is written by and
for the enlisted Army personnel stationed
on the University of Michigan campus.
All opinions expressed on this page are
those of the individual contributors and
should not be construed as representing
the policy or opinions of either the War
Department or the commandants of the
Army units located here. "
Editor-in-Chief: Pfc. Lazar Emanuel
Manag. Editor: Pfc. Stanley Krenltz
Company Representatives
7c. A ....T-5 Raymond Gage, T-5 Jason
Co. B-................Pvt. Richard Wolf
XSTPR .................William Matthews
70. C ....Pfc. David Lindsey, Pfc. Thomas
. D.............Pfc. Barney Schwartz
7o. E .. ..Pvt. Delore Williams, Pvt. Joseph
Co. F ....Pvt. Melvin J. Berman, Pvt. Rob-
ert J. Holmes
Co. . Pfc. Culver Jones, Pfc. Max Raabe
Headquarters .............Corporal Scott
Photographer ..........T/5 Robert Lewin
Gr idiron
To honor Michigan alumni in the
service and to commemorate the
death in action of 200 Ann Arborites,
15 seconds of silence were designated
between halves at yesterday's game.
We do not question the sincerity of
the promoters of that gesture, but
we emphatically question its appro-
priateness. A tribute to war deadis
a solemn occasion. Thousands of
free Americans enjoyed themselves
at that game yesterday because of
those men. We feel they deserve
something more than an embarrassed
silence squeezed in among the antics
of the cheerleaders and the munching
of peanuts and the hysterical yells
from the crowd.
In a sense, it was too much to ask
of the crowd. A person out to enjoy
himself at a football carnival can't
be expected to honestly snap himself
into a sober mood. He shouldn't be
asked to do so.
For the most part the nauseous
kind of flagwaving and speechmak-
ing are not too prevalent during this
war. A civilian shows himself to be
playing his part properly when he
buys war bonds, when he contrbuts
to the Red Cross Blood Bank, aid
when he does his job on the home
front successfully and enthu lastica-
ly. We're quite sure that the man gat
the front asks nothing more.
Tributes to war dead in the form
of "observation of 15 seconds silence,"
or speeches or plaques and memorials
all have their place. But that place is
not at a football game, for no such
tribute can be spontaneous and a
tribute provoked over a loudspeaker
is not authentic. That gesture was a
gesture, and nothing else.
We are quite sure that no man at
the front would have approved. It
was clear, too, that very many of the
people at the game were doubtful
about the honesty of it, and a di-
honest expression of an emotion is
far worse than no eaxpresscn at all.
The highest, most valued tribute is,
and always will be, effort for victory
and the return of the soldier to his
home. -S.K.
Civilian for a Night
Receives His Gold Bar
Ex-Pfc. Allen D. Mayfield found
himself in the unusual position of
being a civilian Thursday night for
he received an honorable discharge

in order that he might be sworn in as
a 2nd Lt. AUS. At Camp Callen,
Calif. he made application for a dir-
ect commission and .gain when at
Oregon State College, where he was
taking Advanced Chemical Engineer-
ing in ASTP. A graduate of Georgia
Tech in Chem. Eng., he had fourteen
months experience as a Junior Engi-
neer in Malarial Control for the
United States Public Health Service.
Carlisle, Pa. is his next post. Thurs-
day evening a sendoff was given him
by the men of Co. B-i.

On the Entertaiment Front
Bowling--7 p. in. to 11 p. m.
Table Tennis and Billiards-11 a. m. to 11 p. m.
Swimming Pool-6 p. m. to 11 p. in.
Soda Bar-11 a. m. to 8 p. in.
Cafeteria--7 a. m. to 7:30 p. m.
Servicemen must be members of the Union in order to use these
facilities. A small membership fee is charged.
Ann Arbor Recreation-605 E. Huron
Twentieth Century Recreation-214 W. Huron
Michigan Recreation--525 E. Liberty
Roll Bowl Association-209 E. Washington
MOVIES . . .
Michigan (Liberty) --"Saludos Amigos," a Walt Disney film
State (State)--"Swing Shift Maisie," with Ann Sothern and James
Orpheum (Main Street)--"Bringing Up Baby," with Katherine Hepburn
and Cary Grant, and "American Empire," with Richard Dix
Wuerth (Main Street)-"Claudia," with Robert Young
Whitney (Main Street)--"Buckskin Frontier." with Richard Dix and
and "Follies Girl," with Wendie Barrie
Golfside Stables-out Geddes Ave., transportation furnished upon re-
quest. Week days-8 a. m. to 8 p. in.; Saturday and Sunday-
7:30 a. m. to 6 p. m.
Billiards, swimming, game room, reading room, lounge-open after-
noons and evenings with the exception of Wednesday evening. Lo-
cated at 110 N. Fourth
At the League every Friday and Saturday night-9 p. m. to midnight,
with Bill Sawyer and his orchestra
USO-League, from 7:30 p. in. to 10 p. m. Friday, and 8 p. m. to mid-
night Saturday night
Coliseum-8 p./m. to 10 p. m. every evening except Sunday, 2:30 p. m.
to 5 p. in. week days, and 3:30 p. m. to 5 p. m. Sunday
The Lutheran Student Association will meet at 5:30 p. m. today in
Zion Parish Hall
Reception for Christian Scientists in Hussey Room in the Michigan
League at 4 p. in. today
Wesleyan Guild meeting at 5 p. m. and supper and fellowship at 6 p. m.
today at the First Methodist Church
Congregational-Disciples Student Guild at 7 p. m. today in the First,
Congregational Church


said . . . She sang several.
spirituals which, she said,
she is always asked to sing,
no matter- what country
she is in.
* * *
A few men got a chance
to find out what women
look like after closing
hours last week . . . a
housecoated bevy of Helen
Newberry galloped down
the steps of their dorm.
it was a fire drill . . . sur-
prised males saw them as-
sembled in the living room
after the scare wore off ...
Moans-not unexpected
-came from Army bar-
racks here last week when
the trainees learned that
they would get only two
days Christmas vacation
and one of them must be
Christmas ... the Sixth
Service Command in its
most military style sent
through an order to bring
the tidings . . .
Meanwhile, Bluejackets
and Marines here held
their sides with gloating
laughter . . . they will get
n. full week off for the hol-

with Britain, he asserted,
we must bring freedom to
the Far East, not empire.
" *
The University Hospital
revealed that it had begun
the use of the famous
treatment developed by
Sister Elizabeth Kenny for
infantile paralysis . . .
authorities said it was giv-
ing comfort to the pa-
tients . .
It snowed . . . it always
does . . . everybody com-
plained .. .theydalways
do ...
* * *
Faculty, students and
servicemen got behind the
annual Community War
Chest Drive here, over-
filled the quota of $20,344
. . the goal was $21,550.
*~ * *
For the first time Navy
men were required to stay
in . . . evenings . . . a 7:15
p. m. curfew went into ef-
fect for the Bluejackets
and Marines . . . A two-
hour compulsory study pe-
riod begins at 7:30 p.m....
but the men are free on
Rabrd~m nignhts . vepl-


TRACKMEN, too, came
out in mass last week for
their indoor practice . .
an announcement that
regular intercollegiate com-
petition would give a big
lift to Coach Ken Doher-
ty's boys . . . Bob Ufer is
back again with several
other veterans ... Doherty
said : "All in all, the squad
shapes up favorably with
those of last year, and
should be equipped to rep-
resent Michigan favorably."
who has four letter men
coming back to his tank
team expects a rather
bright season for his Wol-
verines . . . this year Army
and Navy men will put on
a special swimming show,
Mann said . . . he says that
there will be few meets
with distant teams but that
the Wolverines will get a
workout with nearby teams.,
BEFORE the Ohio State
game Saturday, the streets
were clear of hawkers and
peddlers . . . it was nearly
impossible to buy a pen-
nant . . . a city ordinance
set un a heavv tariff for

Pfc. Guerard To Publish Novel


January 17 will be publication day
for "The Hunted," the new novel by
Pfc. Albert Guerard of Company D,
member of the campus ASTP unit.
"The Hunted" is Guerard's third
book. Of his "The Past Must Alter,"
published in England and in this
country in 1937, James Branch Cabell
wrote, "There is no first novel by a
living American writer morerich in
brilliant promise." His second book,
"Robert Bridges," was a work of lit-
erary history and criticism, and ap-
peared in 1941.
As an undergraduate at Stanford,
where he was the friend of Will Ro-

at Harvard University after taking
his Ph.D there in 1938. Although he
was tin charge of the Englisl litera-
ture survey course at Radcliffe, his
special field is intellectual history
since 1750.
Guerard, who is twenty-nine years
old, has lived in California, Texas
and Massachusetts and in Paris. He
finished his most recent novel three
days before entering the Army in Ju-
ly of this year. He read proofs on his
new book in moments snatched from
basic training with the Air Corps at
Greensboro. North Carolina

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