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VOL. LIV No. 37 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 1943
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Yugoslavs Resist German Divisi
As Major East Bosnia Battle Ra
Rushton in Jury
Battle Creek Lawyer
Will Assist in Carr's
Probe of Legislature
By The Associated Press
LANSING, Dec. 14. - Kim Sigler,
silver - haired, bespectacled Battle
Creek lawyer, today became a special
prosecutor in Circuit Judge Leland
W. Carr's one-man grand jury inves-
tigation of the legislature, as Attor-
ney General Herbert J. Rushton vol-
untarily withdrew from active parti-'
cipation in the inquiry.
Sigler previously had withdrawn
as associate defense council for State
Rep. Willam Green, Hillman Repub-
lican whose arrest on a charge of
soliciting a bribe had been obtained
by the grand jury.
The Court pointed out that Sigler
was associated with Green's defense
only to the extent of being in the
court room when the legislator was
arraigned in Circuit Court several
weeks ago and released in $2,500
bond for trial now scheduled for some
unspecified date in January. He said
this.- did not prejudice ,Sigler's right
to participate in the grand jury probe
of other cases, and that he expected
to rely heavily upon Sigler as well as
other prosecutors in the jury room.
Associated on the grand jury pros-
ecution staff with him are Dean W.
Kelley of Lansing, former president
of the State Bar of Michigan, and
Assistant Attorney General Harry W.
The Court described Sigler as one
of Michigan's noted lawyers, and de-
clared the former Barry County pros-
ecutor would bing -to the investiga-
ting staff "a spendid background of
experience." Rushton said it was "a
very good appointment"
Play Depicting College
Life To Be Presented
Patricia Meikle will play Spiff, the
college Amazon, in the first perform-
ance of Emmet Lavery's "Brief Mu-
sic" to be given at 8:30 p.m. today in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater by
the Play Production of the speech de-
Other leads include Marjorie Leete,
who will portray Drizzle, the frail
and intense poet; and Barbara White
who will play Lovey, the class beauty.
The role of Rose, the college oracle,
will be taken by Blanche Holpar. The
eternal straggler with a southern
drawl, Jinx, will be portrayed by Mi-
riam Ruge. Mae Chosed will take the
part of Maggie, leftist and proud of
it and Barbara Stuber will portray
Minnie, the college "smoothie."
The student technical staff for the
play consists entirely of. women for
the first time in the history of Play
Production. Prof. Valentine Windt is
directing the production and Herbert
Philippi is art director.
"Brief Music," the second offering
of Play Production for the semester,
is a three-act comedy of college life
in a suburban locale. The characters
and traditions are taken from the
campus life, and the character con-
trast of the seven girls throughout
three years of college life forms the
center of action in the play.
First produced under the title
"Lark on the Win" at the Pasadena
Playhouse in 1936, "Brief Music" has
been used by numerous campus dra-
matic groups throughout the country.
Tickets for the play which will run
through Saturday may be obtained at
the box office of the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theater. The box office is open
daily from 10-11 a.m.; from 12:30-5
p.m. and from 7-8:30 p.m.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., Dec. 14.
-(P)--State Police continued today
Fulton Lewi s
Fulton Lewis, Jr., nightly news
commentator from the national cap-
itol will discuss the question,
"What's Happening in Washington?"
in a lecture sponsored by the Ora-
torical Association at 8:30 p.m. today
in Hill Auditorium.
Mr. Lewis, a former newspaper-
man, editor and columnist, will be
introduced by Prof. Waldo Abbot of
the speech department.
Born in the District of Columbia
and a resident there, Lewis has no
political affiliation and cannot vote.
His years of experiences in Washing-
ton have given him a first hand
knowledge of the issues, personalities
and news developments there.
He does niot confine his radio ac-
tivities to his regular broadcasts. In
January and February of 1939 he
feted as chairman of the American
Forum of the Air and early that same
year he carried on a crusade for
radio recognition in the press galler-
ies of the Senate and House of Rep-
As a result, newscasters were not
only given separate gallery facilities
in Congress, but were given recogni-
tion at the White House and all gov-
In November, 1936 he acquired
considerable prestige as a political
prophet by winning the National
Press Club pool on the Roosevelt-
During the Roosevelt-Willkie elec-
tion campaign he predicted the day
that John L. Lewis would take to the
air to throw his support to Wendell
The Student Victory Committee,
newly-formed anti-fascist organiza-
tion, will hold its second meeting at
8 p.m. tomorrow in Unity Hall, State
Program for the meeting includes
discussion and a vote upon suggested
principles for the group which the
Organization Committee has pro-
KELLY, FERGUSON TO
By The Associated Pres
LONDON, Dec. 14.--Y
flamed tonight into a majo
field as the Germans hurled
sions (perhaps 90,000 men)>
sector alone, and Foreign S
Anthony Eden disclosed that
was helping the YugoslavA
Liberation "in every possib
with the Russians also goi
Marshal Josip Broz (Tito)
in a broadcast communique t
Nazis had been killed as his:
troops threw back assaults in
Bosnia, where the bulletins
Germans had concentrated
isions for a great battle aga
Partisan's third corps.
Large Scale Operations
The Berlin radio said "im
German reinforcements have
the Balkans. They are to
action immediately. All in
point to operations on a lar
aiming at thorough moppin
On the political side, Eden
ed that both the provisional
ment of Tito and governr
exile of King Peter wouldg
Yugoslav people free choice
ership after the war, whil
radio announced plans, to ri
tute the country on a six-
Saluting Moscow's decision
a military mission to Tito's n
ernment, Eden told the H
Commons that a British mis
been in Yugoslavia since las
and would work as a team w
He disclosed this joint act
been agreed to as far back
first Moscow meeting of t
Power foreign ministers, but
touch upon Russia's open at
Gen. Draja Mihailovic, Chetn
er and war minister unde
On the battlefront, the act
heaviest in Bosnia where t]
mans struck furiously to sec
approaches to the main railw
ning the length of Yugg
Cherkasy Captured. *
LONDON, Dec. 14.-(P)-T
sians captured the German
Dnieper defense bastion of C
today but to the north, whe
man tanks and guns were p
in a great offensive toward K
Red Army was forced to a
the highway junction of Ra
55 miles due west of the U
France Bombed ...
LONDON, Dec. 14.-G)-
Typhoons bombed unspecifi
gets in northern France in d
today, after RAF Mosquit
lunged through German d
last night to blast wester
many for the fourth cons
Patton Is in Cairo..
LONDON, Dec. 14.-(P)-T
appearance of Lt.-Gen. Ge
Patton, Jr., in Cairo, with
tempt to cover up his p
touched off speculation here
that he is slated for a new co
nSTeacher Gets Bird
From Nude Turkey
t7 AUGUSTA, GA., Dec. 14.-()-
SReporters and photographers of the
Augusta Herald staff were on a
s turkey hunt today.
ugoslavia They were looking for a bird
r battle- without any feathers and wearing
six divi- a droopy look.
into one The turkey, they were told by a
ecretary school teacher, was purchased for
Britain Thanksgiving dinner by another
Army of school teacher. Having no men in
le way," the family, the latter hit upon the
lg to its idea of chloroforming, instead of
beheading the bird. She then dry-
declared picked the turkey and put it in the
hat 1,500 refrigerator.
Partisan The following day, the story goes,
eastern she opened the refrigerator and the
said the nude turkey staggered out.
six div- School teacher No. I stoutly
inst the avers that school teacher No. 2 was
overcome with remorse and fixed
a sweater for tne de-feathered bird.
The Herald staff wants to find
nportant out if the turkey outlives Christ-
go into mas, oo.
ge scale C
g up ofW
declar- Intermediary in
e Tito's City Workers Stage
national Walk-Otit To Obtain
Recognition of Union
to send By The Associated Press
ew gov- MONTREAL, Dec. 14.-Montreal
ouse of officials announced tonight they
sion had would recognize the Canadian Con-
t spring gress of Labor -as the bargaining
with the agent for City firemen and policemen
to end a work stoppage of municipal
Lion had employes which started today.
as the There was no immediate announce-
he Tri- ment as to when the walkout would
did not end.
tack on The announcement was made soon
ik lead- after union officials had informed a
r Kink strike meeting they had been advised
from Quebec that the provincial gov-
ion was ernment had told the City to recog-
he Ger- nize the union.
ure the Refusal to recognize the CCL as
ay run- agent, after similar recognition had
oslavia been given for the Public Works De-
partment, had prompted some 5,000
of Montreal's 7,500 police, firemen
and public works personnel to quit
The union, replying to the an-
nouncement, declared the strike
would continue "until we have a con-
tract duly signed."
Union officials at the meeting,
however, asked the firemen to report
for duty to help combat two fires in
he Rus- the city.
middle In recognizing the union for the
herkasy three departments involved, the city
re Ger- is adopting a majority report of an
soundingarbitration board which last month
iev, the recommended such recognition.
abandon Meantime, only skeleton forces
idomysl, were on the job to safeguard the city,
krainian the population of which is 900,000.
Jap Torpedo Plane Blasted from
Bursting into flame (top) a Japanese torpedo plane, hit by anti-
aircraft fire. from a U.S. carrier, dives seaward and explodes on the
surface (bottom) in a violent shower of water and fire. It was one of
six enemy planes which attacked the Farrier during the Dec. 4 raid on
the Marshall Islands.
Cal fror 'U'Coeds' Aid
UNIVERSITY COEDS, who have been asked to roll sur-
gical dressings and assist in the hospital and laundry, are
now challenged by an even greater task.
Hundreds of wpnen are needed to care for chil-
dren of var workers at Willow Run. This is a job
every University coed can (o.
The nurseries at the Bomber Plant are greatly hamp-
ered by the fact that there are not enough women to care
for the children there. Women are needed for every phase
- of child care. Volunteers are wanted to amuse small chil-
dren in the n1rseries, t0 Qrganize and lead recreation for
teen?-agers, to act as singing instructors, Sunday school
teachers, dramatic and handicraft teachers, story tellers and
playground directors. Women with any experience in car-
iing for sick. children are desperately needed.
A major cause of absenteeism is the fact that parents
employed in war work are often forced to choose between
neglecting their jobs and neglecting their children. The
adult edcation program at Willow Run has been hindered
because there is no one to care for the children while the
parents attend class.
In September 1942, there were 180 children of school
age at Willow Run. By December 1942, the number i'n-
creased to 410. All of these children attended the Spencer
By October of this year, 2,500 children of school
age were living at Willow Run. This number is con-
stantly increasing. The governnent has built three new
schools to absorb the surplus, but recreation facilities
have not kept pace with the expanding enrollment.
There are only three playgrounds and one nursery
school at present.
Expansion of the Child Care Program at Willow Run
depends on University women. They are needed to super-
vise the activities of these children.
Registration Starts Today
Registration for the Child Care work, including nursery and play-
Program to care for the children of ground supervision, Girl Reserve
war workers at Willow Run and in leadership and teaching. Coeds are
Wotje, Jaluit Blasted
In Raid on Chief Base
Of Jap-Held Islands
By The Associated Press
PEARL HARBOR, Dec. 14.-Two
new attacks on Japanese bases in the
mid-Pacific Marshals-at Wotje and
Jaluit-by Army and Navy heavy
bombers were announced today by
Pacicific fleet headquarters.
Seventh Army air force four-en-
gined bombers delivered an attack
yesterday on Wotje, the principal
fortified base of the enemy in the
more than 20 Marshall atolls. One
raider was damaged by anti-aircraft
fire but none of the crews were
Army Liberators Attack
Two Navy fleet airwing Liberators
went in at low altitude Sunday at
dusk to hit Jaluit. This attack was
made on the same day as another
against Jaluit by Seventh AAF bomb-
One pilot was wounded and both
planes sustained damage from mach-
These raids 300 miles north of the
American-won Gilberts continued a
series now moving into the second
Enemy Planes Attack
Jaluit, one of the most frequent
targets, is an enemy air base on the
southern rim of the Marshalls. Wotje,
which has a deep anchorage for ships
in Christmas Harbor, is near .the
center of the group.
Fleet headquarters also reported
light night attacks by enemy pla es
Saturday and Sunday on Tarawa, e
main Gilbert base where Ui
States Marines last month wiped out
a force of 4,000 Japanese and won
possession after suffering heavy loss-
es. Headquarters said the raiders
caused no casualties and no damage
to installations, which include the
fine Tarawa airfield, now used by
Hits New Britain
By The Associated Press
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC ALLIND
HEADQUARTERS, Dec. 15.-(Wed-
nesday)-The rising strength of Al-
lied air power in the Southwest Paci-
fic has struck again at New Britain,
this time with a new record weight of
General Douglas MacArthur's com-
munique today said the full fury of
the blows landed Sunday on both
shores of the huge island, and to the
tons of bombs were added thousands
of machinegun bullets.
The Gasmata area, on the south
central coast, bore the brunt of an as-
sault by more than 100 Liberator
Heavy and Mitchell Medium bomb-
ers which, under cover of Lightning
fighters, dropped 248 tons of bombs
in wave after wave of a midday at-
Of all the enemy centers on the
island, only Rabaul, oft-smacked Ja-
panese base on the northeast tip, has
received a greater pounding in a sin-
Police Seize Convict
Fleeing 'U' Hospital
Ann Arbor police received word
yesterday afternoon that Thomas
Henson, 32-year-old Jackson prison
inmate, who escaped from University
Hospital Sunday in another patient's
clothes, had been apprehended by
Michigan State Police at Jonesville.
Henson, who was sentenced Dec. 2,
1937, to serve 10 to 20 years for rob-
bery armed, was paroled last June
but rearrested in October as a par-
ole violator. He was brought to the
University Hospital here Nov. 29 for
treatment for a jaw injury.
Acting on a tip, the Jonesville pol-
ice caught Henson as he was about to
leave town in his father's truck.
When captured he was still wearing
the clothes he had stolen at the hos-
pital but had spent the $15 he had
Ann Arbor police authorities are
aiding the State Police in a search
for Doris Glass, who has been miss-
ing from the Ypsilanti State Hospi-
tal since Monday evening.
The missing girl was confined to
the psycopathic ward of the hospital.
Miss Glass, 25 years of age, is five
feet-three inches tall, weighs 105
pounds, has grey eyes and brown hair.
The police suspect that the girl will
attempt to reach her mother who re-
sides in New Baltimore, Michigan.
WAG Show To Be Presented Here,
A Michigan state-wide WAC re-i
cruiting show, featuring among its
speakers Gov. Harry Kelly and Sen-
ator Homer Ferguson, will be pre-
sented at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.
29 in Hill Auditorium, Henry Barnes
Jr., executive officer of the local
civilian WAC recruiting committee,
The show will be broadcast over
the Michigan Radio Network, Barnes
With three speakers vet to be an-
action in the Owen Standley range
in the South Pacific.
The program will also feature an
original all-soldier musical produc-
tion by members of Company A,
which presented "Nips in the Bud"
last spring. Mayors and prominent!
citizens in various communities
throughout the state are expected to
attend. Seats are being reserved for
approximately 3,000 guests, but 500
reserve complimentary tickets have
been presented to the University.
Faculty members and students may
obtain a ticket from Miss Ethel Mc-
heads of civic organizations, faculty
members, the Commandant, Col.
Frederick Rogers and Capt. Richard
Cassidy, is being sent out this week.
The reception, however, will be open
to all who wish to attend.
The purpose of the recruiting
show, Barnes said, is to inform citi-
zens concerning the activities and
aims of the WAC. lie stressed the
fact that "educational work is essen-
tial before any campaign to obtain
the large number of women needed
to carry on this war is possible."
Barnes revealed that requests have