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VOL. LIV No. 38

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 1943

PRICE FIVE CENTS

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Shipping

Base

AIesians Clear
-4Mile Area of
YVjal Tetrritory'
Bridgeheads on West
Dneper Bank Linked,
+ aring Germans Out
By The Associated Press
LONDON, Dec. 16, Thursday-The
Russians announced officially early
today that they had linked their
Cherkasy and Kremenchug bridge-
heads on the west bank.of the middle
I)neper, completely clearing the Ger-
mans from a 65-mile stretch of vital
territory..
'Southeast of Cherkasy our troops,
continuing the offensive, captured
several populated places and joined
hBids with groups opera ing west of
the town 'of Kremenchug," said the
Moscow midnight communique, re-
corded by-the Soviet Mnitor from a
broadcast.
'he Germans announced today two
powerful Russian drives launched in
White Russia-possible harbingers of
a thticnderous winter offensive toward
theBaltic and a link with the Allies
th the west-while Moscow told of 16
towns captured in the Ukraine,
the yi t t de roled froln
-.Chegkasy" to within five
u ssians also reported -that
tn orces counte-attacking' to-
ev were rolled back from
qevei pulated plces soith of tea-
lhi h a Russin drive towardKir-
w, ui thesouth Ukraine gained
iT tl postonts .
cmot importan't advance of the
d bte 9rded b the oviet bulletin
c6 teapture of Byelozere, a rail
staio aie miles northeast- of Smela,
See RUSSA, p. 4
e -
The one-week .a $cmpus waste
p dive raches I tlimx tonior-
r hen representatives of the
sabteniaw County', Salvage Com-
mittee will pick up student collec-
titt fiat specified sororities, fraterni-
tid, Ieague houses, dormitories and
co-ops.
.Assembly, Pan-Hellenic, Congress,
Inter-cooperative Council and Inter-
FrTernity Council are all cooperat-
n g~ to help put over ths campaign.
"" the urgent request of the War
LiberBoard, the drive is being held
to help 'replenish the dangerously-
low stocks of paper mills throughout_
the country whish use waste paper
as the basic raw material, in pro-
duciig carnboard cartons and pro-
tetive wrapping for war goods
shipped overseas..
Old . newspapers and magazines
should be tied together in pilest
ab0ut . a foot high, cardboard boxes
should be flattened and tied together
and- loose scraps" nof waste paper
should be packed in'bags or boxes to
rake it easier to carry, according to
George H. Gabler, chairman of the
city drive..1.1

President,

Eisenhower, Patton

in Sicily

22 Coeds Sign
For Chi(ild Care
At Willow Rin
Hun(res(, Needed for
Recreation Program ;
Registration Is Today
Only 22 women signed up yester-
day for the Child Care Program at
Willow Run where hundreds of Uni-
versity coeds are needed as volun-

Record Load Dropped
On New Britain Field
B '11w Associated Press
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Dec. 16, Thurs-
day-Allied bombers. returning to New Britain, have dropped a record load
of 356 tons of bombs on Arawe, on the southwest coast of the island.
It was the second raid in recent days on important Japanese supply
installations on the much-bombed island, General MacArthur's planes
dumped 248 tons on Gasmata, on the south central coast, last Sunday.
The delugo of explosives on Arawe. a Japanese shipping base, was a
record load laid on any enemy base on New Britain. the highest previous
being 350 tons dropped on Rabaul

teers if the recreation program is to-s
be successful. Lucy Chase Wrightee
committee chairman, announced last e
night.I enla tyfor Coos

Seated in a jeep, President Roosevelt relaxes at Castelvetrano airport during his visit to Sicily. Left
of the President is Gen. Dwight Eisenhower and left of Eisenhower is Lt. Gen. George Patton, U. S.
Seventh Army Commander.
HIGHEST 'U' HONORS: I

Henry Russel Lecture Award
Pl

World INews
In Brief .. .

Destowed on
The highest honor that the Uni-
versity of Michigan can bestow upon
a member of its faculty-the Henry
Russel Lecture Award-was given to
Dr. John Alexander, Professor of Sur-
gery in the Medical School.r
The Henry Russel Lectureship was
established by the late Henry Russel,

-r-ex-- ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, AL-
the present time. He has world note GIERS, Dec. 15-(/P)-Indian and Ca-
through his publications which are nedian troops of Gen. Sir Bernard
accepted as standard authorities on L. Montgomery's Eighth Army have
te sbe tndds carved out a firm five-mile-wide
h bridgehead north of the Moro River
He wrote the first' book in English on the Italian Adriatic coast, it was
on The Surgery of Pulmonary Tuber- announced today, while the Fifth Ar-
culosis in 1925 and it has been repro- my front, relatively quiet militarily,
duced in three languages. was marked by complaints by Nazi
He recently performed for the first prisoners that they were forced to
time in medical history a delicate fight against "tough wild men from
operation on the thoracic aorta. The Texas."
details of this operation will be car- * *
ried in the forthcoming University
Hospital Bulletin.
Dr. Alexander has been associated ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, AL-
with numerous medical associations GIERS, Dec. 15.-(,-More than
and is at present Chief Surgeon of 300 Flying Fortresses, Liberators
the Michigan State Sanitorium. and escorting Lightnings of the
He received the Henry Russel powerful new American 15th Stra-
award in 1930 and his nomination to tegie Air Force opened the winter
the lectureship marks the first time bombing offensive from Mediter-
in the 18 year history of the function ranean bases yesterday with
that the same man has received both smashing attacks on three big Nazi
honors. military airdromes in the outskirtsI

Registration will be held again
from 3:3£ to 5:30 p.m. today in the
League lobby, Miss Wright said.
Women are needed to direct recre-
ation for teen-agers. to act as music
instructors, Sunday school. dramatics
and handicraft teachers, nursery
school and playground directors and
story tellers.
It is impossible for the few child
care workers at Willow Run to care
for the 2,500 children of school age
now in the bomber plant district,
Miss Wright said. She stressed the
point that one of the major causes
of absenteeism is the fact that par-
ents often cannot go to work be-
cause there is no one to care for
their children.
While the government has built
three new schools to provide for the
increasing enrollment, recreation fac-
ilities are still grossly inadequate, she
added. At present there are only
three playgrounds and one nursery
school.
Women are asked to work for four
consecutive hours at a time. Miss
Wright urged all women who have
one afternoon or morning a week free
to sign up for the program. She
emphasized, however, that coeds who
do not intend to do the work should
not volunteer.
Railroad MCent
'Set- National
Walk out Date
CLEVELAND, Dec. 15.--(P- Set-
ting a joint nation-wide walkout date
for the third time in history, the Op-
erating Railroad Brotherhoods today
established Dec. 30 and the three
succeeding days for a "progressive
strike" which the National Mediation
Board immediately sought to avert.

I

Ultimatuni Lists Honor
Point Los, Suspension
In a sweeping move to curtail stu-
dent absence before and after the
Christmas recess, the Administrative
Board of the literary college yester-
day determined penalties ranging
from loss of honor points to suspen-
sion.
The Board unanimously agreed to
impose the following penalties upon
students who did not secure make-up
privileges from Assistant Dean ErichI
Walter:
1) Students who are absent Mon-
day, Decenmber 20, wvill suffer the
loss of six honor points from their
academic records.
2) Three honor points per day
will be subtracted from students
cutting classes on Tuesday, Decem-
ber 21: Wednesday, December 29,
and Thursday, December 30.
3) In cases of extreme absence
those students affected will be sus-
pended for the balance of the Fall
Term.
Although this ruling is not a blan-
ket order for the entire University,
it covers the majority of civilian stu-
dents, more than 80 per cent of whom
are enrolled in the literary college.
The Board announcement stated it
took its stand in accordance with the
principle of the Board of Regents to
aid in the war effort by trying to
limit student travel during rush peri-
ods.
Making its stand clear, the Board
-issued this statement:
"The Administrative Board in vot-
ing a new policy for this war-time
holiday is particularly concerned that
students, who still are aware only of
their own comfort and who fail to
realize that they are enjoying the pri-
vileges of university education be-
cause of the efforts of their fellows

last Oct. 12, when around 300 planes
visited that harbor base.
MacArthur's communique said that
Adm. William F. Halsey's planes
hammered Japanese positions on
Bougainville island in the Solomons
with 134 tons of bombs, continuing
the blasting of enemy air fields and
depots which was resumed a few days
ago with clearing weather.
Navy Catalina bombers, the Black
Cats, scored direct hits on a Japanese
cruiser off Kavieng, northwest of New
Ireland.
There were sharp patrol clashes in
the Ramu valley, above the Huon
peninsula, New Guinea, where Aus-
tralian troops are moving in the dir-
ection of the Japanese coastal supply
base at Madang, and minor fighting
between Americans and the enemy
in the Empress Augusta Bay area on
Bougainville.
The enemy sent bombers over on
light raids on Huon peninsula; Good
enough Island, off the southeastern
tip of New Guinea; Kiriwina Island
in the Trobriands and the Treasury
Island, off the south coast of Bou-
gainville.
Yanks Attack
lI'ars hail Isles
PEARL' HARBOR, Dec. 15.-(P)-
Seventh American airforce Liberators
and Japanese bombers have traded
new aerial punches in the enemy
Marshalls and the Allied-held Gil-
berts, Adm. Chester W. Nimitz an-
nounced today in a press release.
The Liberators bombed the alf-
drome and started fires in the hangar
area on Taroa in the Maloelap atoll
of the Marshalls yesterday. Seventeen
Zeros intercepted. One was known to
have been shot down, four others
probably were destroyed and five da-
maged.
Three Liberators sustained slight
damage but they all got back to base.
Victory Group
To Meet Today
Program To Discuss
Proposed Principles
The Student Victory Committee,
newly-formed anti-fascist group, will
hold its second meeting at 8 p.m. to-
day in Unity Hall, at the corner of
State and Huron.
P.rogram for the meeting will deal
mainly with the suggested principles
and form or organization which the
steering committee, chosen last week,
has proposed. The position which the
group will take if the suggested prin-
ciples are accepted will be against
fascism, racial and religious discri-
mination, and in favor of the greatest
good for the greatest number, and
social, economic and political demo-
cracy. All actions of the group will
be in accordance with such policies
as will be decided at today's meeting.
SDirectory Goes

DR. JOHN ALEXANDER
AB '73, MA '76, in 1925-26 and is
awarded annually to the member of
the faculty who attains the highest
distinction in the field of scholarship.
The award was made by the execu-
tive council of the University Re-
search Club at its meeting yesterday
and Dr. Alexander has been nomin-
ated to the Board of Regents.
A graduate of the University of
Pennsylvania in 1912, Dr. Alexander
served with both the French and
American Armies in the last war.
Upon his discharge from service,
he became associated with the Uni-
versity in 1920 and was made a full
professor in 1932.
Dr. Alexander is recognized as one
of the leading thorasic surgeons at

Lewvis Labels
'43 CongFres
~Coiiscientiou's
"Of all the Congresses I have ever
seen, I have never seen one as con-
scientious, constructive, courageous;
and determined as this one is," Fult-
on Lewis, Jr., Washington news com-
mentator, told an Oratorical Associ-
ation audience yesterday.
"It not only is giving powers, but:
it is coming back afterwards and
seeing that they are being adminis-
tered the way they are supposed to
be administered," Lewis said.
If Congress continues the way it is
now, it will be a perfect safeguard
. . . against the economic hypochron-,
driacs (he mentioned Dr. Gilbraith
and Richard V. Gilbert of the OPA)
who have been persuaded that for
Severyeconomic stubbed toe we must

of Athens and the harbor of Pi-
raeus, gateway to the Greek capi-I
tal.
U.S., Arab Leaders Meet
CAIRO, Dec. 15.-V/P-An Ameri-
can military mission has completed
successful introductory talks with one
of the Arab world's most renowned
warriors, King Ibn Saud of Saudi
Arabia, it was announced today, rais-
ing speculation of a possible expan-
sion of military and supply transpor-
tation activities in the Middle East.
Taft Urges Compromise
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15.-(P)-
Senator Taft (Rep., Ohio) sought
to break the Senate deadlock on
food subsidies today through a
compromise bill which he said
would eliminate Government pay-
ments to roll back beef and butter
prices and the present milk subsidy,
but retain most other price con-
trols.
Senate Votes ort Tax Bill
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15.-A)-
The Senate Finance Committee voted
today to retain the present Victory
tax rather than adopt alternate plans
advanced by the House and Treasury
Department for integrating it with
the regular individual income tax.
No Reduction in

Q+ iha frmlf Olalllrl ha cavaraly nary- !

The Board invited railroad officials at tue "fr"nt," "'u"a" C eve 1e "-e
I and leaders of the 350,000 unionists alized."
-97.7 percent of whom voted for a
walkout to enforce demands for wage Flu Cases Spread;
increases-to meet Monday in Chi- !
cago. Presidents of the five Brother- SX iDetrolters Die
hoods, declaring this was "a strike
against inflation for the privileged By T'e Associated Press
few and deflation for the many," an- A nation-wide wave of more than
nounced they would attend. 1,000,000 cases of the grippe and a
John J. Pelley, President of the As- generally mild form of influenza
sociation of American Railroads, said reached a new peak today (Thurs)
in Washington the carriers also had with an emergency declared in Seat-
accepted the Mediation Board's invi- tie and a report of 10 new deaths in
tation and expressed belief a "con- other cities.
scientious effort" would be made by Detroit reported six influenza
both sides to "adjust the matter." deaths in the past 36 hours, and Chi-
"The outcome remains to be seen," cago reported four. Chicago's influ-
Pelley said. "but I'm an optimist- enza deaths thus mounted to 15 since
See WALKOUT, p. 4 Dec. 1.
CHARACTER CONTRAST:
Play Production To Present
Drama, Brief Music'i Toay

i

Post-War Panel,
To Meet Today
~"Imperialism" is the topic of the
weely public panel disission toebe
held at 7:30 p.m. today in the Union
by the Post-War Council.
Prof.4 JohnBrumm of the journal-
ism dpartentProf. Helmut Calls,
lecturer in the war program, and
Prof. Harold Dorr of the political sci-
ende' dlepartment will present their
opinions, and will answer questions
from the floor. Bill Muehl, '44L, will
act as panel moderator;
General outline for the panel in-
cludes the following topics: 1-The
future of Britain's colonies, 2-Rus-
sia' aims in Central Europe, and
3-'Manifest Destiny' and the United
Stats:
Military Police To
Donate Blood Today
A pint of blood will be donated to-
day and tomorrow at the blood bank
here by each of the more than 400
members of the 701st Military Police
battalion who will arrive in Ann
Arbor this morning as part of a

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On Panel

'Speak
Todayv

"Religious Cooperation for World
Peace" will be the topic of a panel
discussion to be held at 8 p.m. today
in Rackham Lecture Hall.
Dr. Horace Holly, executive secre-!
tary of the Baha'i Assembly of the
United States and Canada. will be
the principal speaker.
Also participating on the panel;
will be the Rev. Chester Loucks,
president of the Ann Arbor Minis-'
terial Association, Rabbi Jehudah M.
Cohen, director of Hillel Foundation,
and Dr. Edward W. Blakeman, coun-
selor in religious education. Prof.
William MacLaughlin of the Ro-
mance language department will be
the chairman.

run to ge an economic band aid.
"These gentlemen believe that they
can run a marionette show economy,
doing a perfect job of controlling ev-
ery little economic detail. I would
rather be a free man in an imper-
feet economy than live in a perfect
economy that would make us a na-
tion of slaves o,f which I would be'
one," the commentator said.
Lewis denied that he approved a
"little inflation" stating that he fa-
vors "honestly and legitimately;
freezing wages and prices" and an
"administration that, when it says it

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is going to hold-the-line. it
the line."

will hold

When asked about subsidies, he
said, "'Subsidies will hold the line
against inflation, except that subsi-;
dies aren't necessary to hold the line.
What the administration wants in
advocating subsidies is a price roll-
back."

Although there has been a 10 perj
cent reduction in enrollment in the
Army Specialized Training Program
ordered within the next three
months, "this will not affect the men1
stationed here on campus as far as I
know," Col. Frederick C. Rogers, com-
mandant of University Army forces,
said last night.
The order, which came through the
War Department, was announced by
Maj. Gen. H. S. Aurand, commander
of the Sixth Service Command.

partment w presenL ne rs per- ofSpii. nosie, jnx, rizzie, ovey.
formance of "Brief Music." by Em- Maggie and Minnie form the content Sale
- -~~-------- -- -' of the play. O o a
For the first time in the history of
Play Production an entirely feminine If you're looking for the phone
cast and technical staff is being used. number of that cute brunette who
The cast includes Patricia Meikle as sits next to you in chem lab, or the
Spiff. the college Amazon; Marjorie address of some girl friend to whom
Leete as Drizzle, the frail and intense you'd like to send a Christmas card,
poet: Barbara White playing Lovey, the Student Directory, which goes
the class beauty; Blanche Holpar on sale this afternoon, has all the
playing the role of Rosie, the college answers.
oracle; Miriam Ruge as Jinx, the The Directory will include names,
eternal straggler with a southern addresses, home towns and phone
drawl; Barbara Stuber as Minnie, numbers of all civilian students, Ma-
the college smoothie; and Mae Cho- rines, and Navy V-12 men, June Gus-
sed as Maggie, leftist and proud of it. tafson, business manager of the
"Brief Music" is the second pro- Michiganensian, said.
Iduction of the semester to be given Also included in the Directory will
by this campus dramatic organiza- be the telephone numbers of the
tion. The comedy was first produced professors, University officers and
at the Pasadena Playhouse in 1936 the Army units.
under the title "Lark on the Wing." Salesmen will be on hand at the
Tickets for the play may be ob- Engine Arch, the Student Publica-

yr. Kellogg Dies .r Visit
BATTLE CREEK, Dec. 15.-:'1- _r 7
Funeral services for Dr. John Harvey Ai i CAb'o oday' O(

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