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Club To Sing
Solos To Be Given
By Bear and Porter at
Company A Concert
Among the soloists who will parti-
cipate in the joint concert to be
given by the Company A Soldier
Choir and the University Women's
Glee Club Sunday in Hill Auditorium
are Harriet Porter, '44 SM and
Jacquelyn Bear, special student.
Miss Porter, a transfer from Iowa
State, has had wide experience in the
musical field. She sang as soloist
with the band there and on tour with
the Men's Glee Club. She also sang
in the Women's Glee Club apd took
part in a performance of the "Mes-
Sang in Opera
Since coming to the University,
Miss Porter has taken part in the
play production opera which was
given last year, and in the production
of "Cavalleria Rusticana" in which
she had a leading part. She was in
the semi-finals of the Hour of Charm
talent search in 1942 and is at present
alto soloist with the Methodist Church
and a member of Choral Union. She
will do alto solos in the production of
the "Messiah" which is to be given at
Northville, Dec. 19.
Miss Porter is a member of Mu Phi
Epsilon, women's honorary music so-
ciety and is president of Adelia
Miss Bear, who comes from River-
side, Calif., sang the part of Gretel
in "Hansel and Gretel" which was
presented during the summer of 1943.
She sang student rehearsal solos for
the Verdi "Requiem" presented at
May Festival last spring and is now
soloist at the Congregational Church.
The program will begin at 8:15
p.m. Sunday and the doors of Hill
Auditorium will open at 7:15 p.m. The
public is cordially invited to attend.
To Attend Party
Mena House, Where Chaing Kai-Shek Conferred with Roosevelt and Churchill
ISSUES GI EjUIPMENT:
Captahe masin charftm-iiCharge
Of CUniveri *ty A rmy Stppties
Pictured above is Mena House, the hotel outside of Cairo where
Chaing Kai-Shek (right) met with President Roosevelt and Prime Min-
ister Churchill for their historic five-day conference during which they
S" ,.- 4,or to an agreement to beat Japan into unconrf"t,^ -1
surrender and to strip her of all her imperialistic gains of the last half
Is Planned for
A Christmas party for the station
complement, which includes the
Army overhead, personnel workers
and company officers, will be held at
the Allenel Hotel from 6:15 to 8:30
p.m. Friday, Dec. 16.
The dining room and part of the
upstairs will be taken over for the
60 couples expected. The party is
planned for the men who will not be
able to get home for the Christmas
The guests will be served a turkey
dinner with all the trimmings. En-
tertainment will be offered by musi-
cians in the crowd. Col. Frederick C.
Rogers and other officers will give
after dinner speeches.
The party is arranged by Sgt.
Robert E. Clancy.
Is Panel Topic
A panel of experts will discuss the
problem of juvenile delinquency and
how to meet it at 8 pin. Monday in
the Ann Arbor High School auditor-
ium when the first meeting of the
Washtenaw County unit of the
Youth Guidance Committee will be
held, Jay G. Pray, judge of probate,
Judge Pray was appointed tem-
porary chairman of the county com-
mittee by Governor Kelly to organize
the Washtenaw group. He has sent
invitations to 103 prominent men
and women in the county asking
them to serve in an advisory capa-
city to the committee and to attend
the meeting in addition to local
youth committee members.
At this meeting the permanent
chairman of the county committee
will be elected as well as the execu-
tive committee members.
A discussion open to the entire
audience will be held and the general
public is urged to attend the meet-
ing, Judge Pray said.
New Term Announced
EAST LANSING, Dec. 9.--(P)-
Michigan high school seniors who
graduate in January, 1944, may enter
Michigan State College Feb. 1 for an
intensive study course, Robert S.
Linton, Registrar, announced today.
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ness for the county, Kamman called
Detective Sgt. Eugene Gehringer of
the City Police-Department who con-
ducted the police investigation since
the shooting last Nov. 19.
Detective Gehringer, who was on
the witness stand for more than a
half hour, retold the facts of the
case. The evidence that Jackie had
repeatedly lied to the police, dragged
the body into a neighboring yard and
later burned the bloody rags used in
wiping up the blood of his dead play-
mate, were reaffirmed by the officer's
Lie Detector Used
Gehringer added that because there
were people who believed that the
youth's parents may have aided him
in the shooting, Mr. and Mrs. Wall
voluntarily submitted to a lie detector
test in East Lansing, which proved
that they had no knowledge of the in-
cident, prior to the discovery of the
Kamman received excellent reports
from employers and fellow workers
praising the character of Mr. Wall
and unsolicited comments from
neighbors and townspeople on the
favorable behavior of Jackie.
Father Acts as Counsel
Jackie's father acted as the boy's
counsel but failed to cross-examine
Detective Gehringer or present any
defense. Throughout the hearing,
Mrs. Wall and Jackie sobbed quietly
and Jackie did not once face the
prosecutor or Judge Pray.
Kamman explained that young
Wall has shown none of the char-
acteristics of a delinquent other than
those displayed on the day of the
After hearing that her son would
be taken from her, Mrs. Wall sobbed
hysterically and embraced her son
who was also overwrought with tears.
Mrs. Rothstein, on the verge of col-
lapse, cried out "My boy is dead, but
I feel sorry for you." She repeated
over and over again, "I know he did
it but I feel sorry for you."
SAGINAW, Mich., Dec. 9.-(P)-
Federal regulations were blamed for
the draft deferment of inexperienced
sound men in war industry when
state selective service men met today
and members of Saginaw Local Draft
Board 3 protesting the drafting of
pre-Pearl Harbor fathers.
Hugo A. Braun, member of Draft
Board 3, said the conference brought
out that federal regulations permit
an industrial employer to list as es-
sential an inexperienced man the day
he takes a war plant job.
"It appears that there are some
men who work at one job until the
deferment period is about to expire
and then transfer to another plant
where they are placed on another
supplement replacement schedule
and obtain another deferment,"
Braun said. "Under the present sys-
tem, there does not appear to be any
provision for checking this."
The resignations of all three mem-
bers of the board, effective Jan. 1,
still stood when the conference ad-
By KIRKE L. SIMPSON
Associated Press War Analyst
Week by week, atoll by atoll, Am-
erican sea power is pushing its way
westward in the central Pacific to-
ward the hour of decisive action with
Japan's main fleet.
The Navy has struck staggering
blows at key eastern atolls of the
Marshall group within a thousand
miles of the Truk citadel of the Jap-
anese protective screen that guards
the Pacific flank of the Philippines.
Carrier-based American bombers left
behind them the wreckage of a half
score Nipponese surface craft sunk or
damaged and nearly four score en-
emy planes destroyed to add to the
ever mounting campaign of attri-
tion against Japan.
Truk To Be Threatened
Yet the Americans left behind them
something more significant than even
Prison Camp .. .
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ganda continually stresses the split
between the Chinese Communists
and the Nationalists.
He said the food in the camp was
very bad, that American breakfast
foods, eaten without milk or sugar,
were about the best thing they had to
eat and that "a can of condensed
milk was a treat." But this was not
just in the camp. "There is a great
food shortage in both unoccupied and
occupied China," he said. "In Shang-
hai the people are becoming more
and more undernourished. They had
wonderful rice crops in occupied Chi-
na and where it is going is a ques-
tion." He said it may be going to Ja-
pan but no one knows definitely.
In Japan in 1937
Rev. Sullivan was in Japan in 1937
when war broke out with China. He
said the people there were not as
happy about being able to give their
lives for their country as is often be-
lieved. "No, they aren't so different
from us," he said.
In discussing the post-war prob-
lems of the Far East, Rev. Sullivan
said, "As I see it, there will always
be a China; and there will always be
a Japan. Somehow we must work out
a basis for getting along one with the
other." He said a reeducation of Ja-
pan and the setting up of a non-mil-
itaristic government there would pro-
bably be necessary, but that future
events would help determine our re-
lations with the emperor. "But," he
added, "there will be a tremendous
need for rehabilitation in China-
material help and trained people."
The house where Rev. Sullivan and
his family are now living belongs to
Prof. Roy Swinton, who taught en-
gineering mechanics here at the Uni-
versity before he left to teach in the
Philippine Islands. He and his fami-
ly were caught there and he is now a
prisoner in the Santo Thomas intern-
ment cam in Manila. "In case of
another exchange I am inclined to
believe he will be back," Rev. Sullivan
As for his plans for the future Rev.
Sullivan said he hopes to return to
Shanghai after the war. "But right
now I'll take a little rest for awhile
and then decide what will be best for
all concerned; I certainly want to do
something to help the war effort."
Rev. Sullivan will speak on life in
a Japanese prison camp at 7:30 Sun-
day in the International Center.
Trouble for Nazis
LONDON, Dec. 9.-(')-German
troops--engaged by Yugoslav, Parti-
sans in a fight for the approaches to
'the destruction of Japanese war pow-
er. They wrote in flame and steel
plain notice that American Marines
and troops soon would follow to con-
vert the eastern Marshalls into a
threat to Truk as well as a protec-
tive outpost screen for Allied ship-
Neither the shock of American re-
capture of the Gilberts nor the pro-
jection of powerful naval task forces
into the Marshall's defense zone has
served to lure any part of Japan's
home fleet into action. That fact
alone make Tokyo home-front claims
of stunning American sea and air
losses appear grotesque.
Japanese Public Ignorant
It seems doubtful that the Japan-
ese public knows enough of the facts
of the war in Europe or in the Pacific
to be growing restless with appre-
hension. The Nipponese military
caste is keeping from the people all
but Tokyo versions of the conflict.
There can be little radio eavesdrop-
ping in Japan on American or any
other war reports beamed toward it.
The same thing is doubtless true
in all Japanese controlled regions of
the China Sea.,It must be to the ears
of the native millions in those regions
that the Tokyo broadcasts of propa-
ganda-invented staggering victories
Pass navy Bills
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.-(RP)-In
a rush to authorize the Navy to
spend about $5,300,000,000 for inva-
sion craft, auxiliary vessels, and
other ships, the Senate and House
passed separate and almost identical
bills for this purpose today.
Members of the Naval Affairs
Committees of both houses said the
situation was extremely unusual but
that one of the two bills would be
selected and passed by 'either the
Senate or House.
The outlay, recommended by Navy
Secretary Knox, authorizes expendi-
tures for 2,500,000 tons of auxiliary
vessels and 1,000,000 tons of landing
and district (patrol) craft.
Power Tirains Will
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 9.-(1)-Rov-
ing power trains, described as capable
of restoring electric service overnight
in cities reconquered from the Axis,
are being built to follow advancing
Allied armies, Westinghouse Electric
& Manufacturing Co., announced to-
The company said 10 mobile trains
are under construction-each with a
self-contained electric generating
plant with all the machinery of a
regular power house. Each train will
consist of eight cars.
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are in fact addressed. The claims
must be designed to blast hopes of
early and effective Allied help among
anti-Japanese native elements in oc-
Tales Not Ineffective
There is no other logical explana-
tion for the Tokyo tales. Nor can
they yet be dismissed as ineffective.
They may serve to discourage revolt.
They could be effective at least until
the Allied Pacific - India - Burma -
China campaign has more fully de-
veloped under the revised and step-
ped-up attack pattern adopted at the
The. American advance in the Cen-
tral Pacific is serving to widen the
road to the Philippines. Both an-
chors of the Rabaul-Truk sea gap in
the Japanese island screen are being
brought within close bomber range.
The fall of Rabaul, already para-
lyzed as an effective bastion, cannot
be long delayed. Seizure of more
westerly Marshall atolls would bring
into play air and submarine base
sites in such close proximity to Truk
that its neutralization and isolation
if not capture must follow in due
The only conceivable Japanese
move to avert that and collapse of
a 1,500-mile-wide sector of the Pac-
ific outpost screen, would be to bring
her main fleet into action to halt
the American and American-Aus-
tralian advances from the south and
the east. It is to force that decision
upon Tokyo-and in utter confidence
now of what the result must be-
that the whole Pacific campaign was
planned and is being executed by
INTERPRETING THE WAR NEWS:
Showdown with Jap Fleet Believed Near'
The man who is in charge of buy-
ing Army chow, GI shoes, coats and
capes and all other Army equipment
for the Ann Arbor area is Capt. Ross
B. Zartman, local Quartermaster.
Capt. Zartman came to Ann Arbor
in July, 1942, to establish a quarter-
master unit in the ROTC. He in-
structed classes until March, 1943,
Lights Out Plan
Notify House Heads
To make clear the decision of coed
house presidents that the 11:30 p.m.
lights out program will continue on
a non-compulsory basis, Pan-Hellen-
ic and Assembly sent a letter recent-
ly to all campus house chaperones.
The letter, referring to the house
presidents' meeting of Dec. 1 stated:
"At that time it was resolved to con-
tinue the plan as originally stated-
as a non-compulsory campaign. In
view of this decision, the responsi-
bility for the success of the program
rests solely with the girls."
Clarifying the future position of
the househeads, the letter read: "It
necessitates no enforcement on the
part of the House Chaperone."
To Buy War Bonds
Ann Arbor merchants are asking
their customers to buy War Bonds
and Stamps before their regular items
of merchandise in a city-wide at-
tempt to sell more bonds and stamps
this week than at any previous time
except during regular War Bond
The chairman of the drive, Osias
Zwerdling, pointed out that "Unless
we get a greater share of today's
loose change into War Bonds and
Stamps, people will discover later on
that they won't have the money to
buy all the things they are going
to need after victory is a reality."
when he was appointed quarter-
Prior to his coming to this town he
commanded a colored Quartermas-
ter's labor company for six months
at Camp Lee, Va. "These men who
came from the north and south were
not only interesting to work with but
turned out to be good soldiers as well
as good workers," Capt. Zartman said.
On the second anniversary of the
war, Dec. 7, 1943, a five-pound baby
girl was born to Mrs. Zartman, the
former Mary M. Monk of Ann Arbor.
"I can hardly wait for the war to be
over so I can take my wife and baby
back to their home at Washington,
D.C.," Captain Zartman added.
Was Student at De Pauw
Captain Zartman took his under-
graduate work at Du Pauw Univer-
sity where he was a member of Phi
Gamma Delta fraternity. He grad-
uated from George Washington Uni-
versity with a master of law degree
and a membership in Gamma Eta
Gamma, a legal fraternity. At George
Washington University he was ai
member -of the debating team for
After graduation Capt. ;artman
became associated with the Potomac
Electric Power Company's law cor-
poration. He will resume his position
there after the war.
Ville ai Alcohol
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.--()-The
Treasury Department reported today
that its nation-wide drive against
"black markets" in alcoholic bever-
ages had uncovered improper and
falsified sales records by some whole-
salersand a sharp increase in moon-
A Senate judiciary subcommittee
will open an inquiry tomorrow into
the current shortage of whisky.
The Treasury campaign has been
directed principally, officials said, to
tracing ,large-liquor sales which
might indicate a diversion into'black
The alcohol tax unit in the Bureau
of Internal Revenue said proceedings
are being started to secure revocation
of permits to do business in cases
where regulations have been vio-
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