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Company A, 14G Ci ss
Finisht aps (ourses

Ca pt S pence Presents Gifts to Bill Sawyer

Jan. 4 Is Date Set
For First Co. A
Company A's graduation ceremony
will be held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 4 in
the Lydia Mendelssohn theatre, with
attendance by invitation only.
Col. Frederick C. Rogers, Dr. Jo-
seph K. Yamagiwa, Capt. George G.
Spence, commanding officer of the
company, and high ranking officers
from other parts of the country, in-
cluding Maj. Gen. Basilio J. Valdes,
commander-in-chief of the Philip-
pines Army, have been invited to
speak at the graduation ceremonies.
The group which is graduating
opened classes at the University on
Jan. 5, 1943, being the first enlisted
men's group on campus.
"The progress which these men
have made during the time they have
been studying here has been beyond
our highest expectations," Capt.
George G. Spence, commanding of-
ficer, said.,I
The men will receive academic cre-
dits from the University for the work
done here and will graduate into of-
ficer's candidate training at an ad-
vanced base. They will receive their
commissions on the completion of six
more months of intensive study.
Graduating Class
Holds Dinner, Dance
The graduating class of Company
A held a formal dinner at the Allenel
Hotel Friday night. The dinner was
followed by a dance at the League.
Corp. Al Acerno was master of
ceremones during the entertainment
which followed the dinner.
Speeches were made by Col. Fred-
erick C. Rogers, Lt. Col. Archibald W.
Stuart and Capt. George G. Spence,
and a scroll was presented to Dr.
Joseph Yamagiwa in appreciation of
the help given to the men by their
staff of teachers.
Songs from Show
Several songs from the Company A
show, "Nips in the Bud," which was
presented several times in Ann Arbor,
were sung by the audience. These
songs include "G. I. Need Romance,"
"Ypsilanti," "Strummin' on. the Ole
Banjo," "The Soldier's Goodnight"
and "The Marching Song." These
songs were written by Corp. Jerry
Stoner and Corp. Dick Malkin.
The entertainment followed the
theme of "Review of the Year." Mrs.
Otto Graf sang two songs and was
accompanied by her husband on the
piano. Corp. Gernard Choseed also
The January class, their guests,
and their instructors attended the
dinner. They were joined by the
May class, their guests, and the fac-
ulty of the May class at the dance at
the League at 9:30 p.m.
Bill Sawyer, whose orchestra has
joined with Company A in present-
ing many shows during the past year,
was presented with a briefcase and
photograph album. Sawyer's orches-
tra played at the dance Friday night.
Corp. Ralph Anderson was in charge
of the dinner and dance.
Vandergrift Made Head
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18-()-The
Senate today confirmed the appoint-
ment of Lt. Gen. Alexander A. Van-
degrift as Commandant of the U.S.
Marine Corps to succeed Lt. Gen.
ThOmas Holcomb, recently retired.

Bri g. Gen. Green To
Address JAG's at
Dec. 23 Graduation
Brig. Gen. Thomas H. Green, As-
sistant Judge Advocate General of the
Army, will be the principal speaker
at the graduation exercises of the
Judge Advocate's School, in HutchinsI
Hall on Dec. 23, it was announced.
yesterday by Lt. Col. Edward J. Burke,
Executive Officer.
General Green will present diplo-
mas to approximately 90 members of
the 3rd OC and 12th Officer Classes.
Approximately 69 members of the 3rd
OC class and 19 members of the 13th
Officer Class are expected to grad-
ua te.
Executive Officer in Hawaii
Gen. Green, who is making his first
trip to Ann Arbor since the gradua-
tion of the 11th Officer Class in July,
supervises the work of several de-
partments in the Office of the Judge,
Advocate General.
Made executive to the Military Gov-
ernor of Hawaii at the outbreak of1
war, Gen. Green served as -such for a
period of almost two years.
In accordance with the policy fol-
lowed at the graduation of the 2nd
OC class, it is planned to present
commissions to the successful candi-
dtes on the day preceding the formal
graduation exercises. The state of
the weather will decide whether thel
ceremonies are to be held indoors
or outdoors.

-Daily Photo by Cpl. R. L. Lewin, 3651st SU, Co. A
Capt. George G. Spence, Co. A's Commanding Officer, is shown presenting an alligator leather case
to Bill Sawyer whose band provided the music for the Co. A dance held Friday night at the League. Saw-
yer was also given a book of pictures of the production "Nips in the Bud," the popular musical produced
by Co. A, and performed here in June and October.

ASTI' eservists Hold Formal
ance at Company Quarters

Col. Young To Administer Oath Company B-4 held a formal dance
The oath will be administered to at the Company quarters, 1550 Wash-
the new second lieutenants by Col.
Edward H. Young, Commandant, in tenaw Ave., from 9 to 12 p.m. yester-
the presence of Gen. Green and oth- day.
er official guests. Col. Burke will The guests of honor were Mrs. H.
read the letter of appointment. Carter Adams and Lt. Charles H.
The farewell banquet, a regular Pea
feature of graduation week, is to be ke. Special guests were the men
held at the Allenel Hotel on the eve- who have served as cadet officers of
ning of Dec. 22. It is jointly spon- the company.
sored by the two graduating classes. A buffet table was spread with
Secret preparation of skits lampoon- Christmas cake and other food. The
ing staff and facultymembers is n orchestra from the Barton Hills
under way for presentation at the ocetafo h atnHls
banquet. Country Club played for the dancing.
* * ICadet Donn Nelson handled most
J of the arrangements for the affair.
J AGsToStage He was assisted by Cadets John Car-
Chiismas I arty ron, John Abens and Wayne Claude.

"The people of Ann Arbor have
been extremely generous in entertain-
ing the cadets in their homes. The
cadet officers have done an excellent'
job as company officers. They are all
apportioned on a rotational basis
with the exception of Cadet-Lt.I
James McCuen, who has done inval-
uable work as executive officer," Lt.I
Peake said.
The men in Company B-4 are in
the enlisted reserve at the present
time. At the end of the semester du-
ring which they become 18, they pass
into the regular Army.
Capt. Pauly
Leaves Campus
Capt. Roman C. Pauly, Medical
D'partment, who has been serving
as medical officer of the military
units on campus, has been assigned
to Camp Ellis in Illinois. He will
leave for his new post within the
next few days.
Capt. Pauly has been stationed at
Ann Arbor since May. Previously, he
was assigned . to a unit at Camp
Grant in Illinois. His home is in
Milwaukee, Wis. He was commis-
sioned immediately upon his en-
trance into the Army.
The new medical officer will ar-
rive on campus within the next few
days. He will assume the duties now
performed by Capt. Pauly immedi-
ately after his arrival.

Ann Arbor USO
Sets Prooram
Monthly Formals Ping
Pong Matches Planned
The General Committee of the new
Ann Arbor USO, now a week old, met
yesterday afternoon to formulate
plans for future activities.
The meeting was under the gen-
eral supervision of Mrs. Robert M.
Burton, director, and included repre-
sentatives from the Army, Navy and
Marine units stationed on the cam-
Yesterday's meeting delegated spe-
cial work to a group of subcommit-
tees to handle publicity, social af-
fairs and program details. It was
also announced that publication of a
weekly USO bulletin will begin soon
so that servicemen may know what
activities are being held at the Harris
Hall clubrooms.
It is planned now to have .formal
dances once a month and to have
informal dances every Friday and
Saturday nights. The facilities of
the recreation room are now avail-
able and there is to be a ping-pong
tournament soon among the repre-
sentatives of the different branches
represented here. Books may now be
borrowed from the library.
Planned for Christmas Day is a
tea dance.
The USO also wishes to call to the
attention of men here two special
services available now. First, wrap-
ping of Christmas packages is one of
the services offered.
Secondly, men wishing rides to
various towns over the holidays may
apply at the clubrooms. Travellers
who have room in their cars are
registering their destinations.

C panyC
B1eins Casing
For Musical
'Bidin' Our Time'
Set for Presentation G
Early in February;
Company C will begin casting to-I
day in Fletcher Hall for male parts
in "Bidin Our Time," a musical,
which is scheduled for presentation
sometime in February.
The casting is under the supervi-
sion of T-5 Hy Wolotsky and Pfc.
Pat Thomas, who are writing the
book for the show. T-5 Wolotsky is
collaborating with Sgt. Robert Paul-
son in writing the scenario.
The main parts to be cast today are
those of the colonel, the juvenile and
other soldiers. The story is an auth-
entic record of the life of an ASTP
student, with poetic licence.
Songs Heard at Dance
Three numbers from the musical
show were presented at the Com-
pany's pre-Christmas dance which
was held in the Union last night.
These numbers were "You Keep My
Heart Awake," sung by Pfc. Chester
Sargent and Joyce Butler, "So Little
Time," by Pfc. Robert Bentley, and
"Pin Up Boy."
Cpl. Troy Bartlett, who wrote the
music for the show, accompanied the
singers on the piano and gave a
swing version of "Pin Up Boy." The
three ballads are original composi-
tions by Cpl. Bartlett with lyrics by
Cpl. Wolotsky.
Company C's pre-Christmas dance
was held in the Union from. 9 to 12
p.m. yesterday. Pc. Robert Gardner
and Pfc. Samuel Kirschenbaum were
co-chairmen. Company D's band
played for the dancing.
Cpl. Leo Lamm was chairman of
the finance committee.
Help with Decorations
Mary Ann Jones and Sally Barrie
of Kappa Alpha Theta helped Cpl.
Ben Lipton with decorations. Sgt.
M. E. Blitz was in charge of invita-
tions and T-4 Richard W. Flewell
was in charge of the entertainment.
Members of the Ann Arbor Mothers
of Men in Service served as hostesses.
Cpl. Frederick C. Rogers, Maj. L.
P. Warner, Maj. E. F. Galligher, Capt.
Richard S. Campbell, commandant
of Company C, and about 20 other
officers, including the staff of this
unit and the commanding officers of
all other units on campus, attended
the party.
Army Cagers
Defeat Navy
In Final Play
The Army All-Star squad defeated
the Navy's championship outfit in a
nip-and-tuck battle Friday night, by
the score of 25-23. The game was
the last in the intra-mural series
which both the units on campus have
been sponsoring.
The Army took an early lead, but
the Navy was never more than two
baskets behind. The Army men led
13 to nine with five minutes to play
in the first half, when the Navy
scored four points to drive ahead.
Parker put in a free throw just be-
fore the whistle was blown, and the
half time score stood at 14 all.
Army Takes Lead
The Army put on all its pressure
in the opening minutes of the second
half and took an early lead, but the
Navy men were not to be outdone and
tied the score up again at 16-16.
With eight minutes to play the
Army was ahead 21-19, when guard
Dick Deen, who led the Navy's scor-
ing all evening, put in a long one to

tie the score again. The tie lasted
until the last minute and a half of
play. Halub, the Navy's star guard,
broke loose and put in one to send
the Navy ahead, 23-21. The game
was decided in the closing minutes,
when Oliver and Davis each scored

In order to promote the Yuletide!
spirit, a Christmas party for mem-
bers of the 14th Officer and 4th OC
classes remaining in Ann Arbor over
the week-end will be held at the
Allenel Hotel on Dec. 26.
Students and their guests and
members of the staff and faculty
with their wives will be served a
'Dutch Treat' buffet supper.
The committee arranging the par-
ty consists of five members. Capt.
W. Palmer Van Arsdale of the 14th3
Officer . Class and Cand. John J.
Brandlin, 4th OC Class, represent
the students. The staff and faculty
are represented by Lt.-Col. Reginald
C. Miller, Capt. John H. Fingers, and
Lt. Kirk Jeffrey.
Santa Comes to Navy
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.--')-
Santa Claus is coming to the Navy,
in a big way. The Navy reported to-
day that 7,479,988 Christmas pack-
ages were forwarded to men on dutyE
at sea and overseas between Septem-
ber 15 and December 1 by fleet post
offices in New York City and San

X e
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
hould 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 Krenitz
Company Representatives
Co. A ....T-5 Raymond Gage. T-5 Jason
Horne -
Co. B .............. ...Pvt. Richard Wolf
Asr.PR...... ........William Matthews
Co. C ....Pfc. David :indsey, Pfc. Thomas
^. D............Pfe. Barney Schwartz
Co. E . .Pvt. Delore Williams, Pvt. Joseph
oo. F ..Pvt. Melvin J. Berman, Pvt Rob-
ert J. Holmes
Co. G .. Pfc. Culver Jones, Pfc. Max Raabe
Headquarters ......Cpl. William T. Scott
Photographer...........Cpl. Robert Lewin

Men To Leave
This was the last big social affair
here for many of the men as they will
soon be taking semester tests. After
the tests all the men who have be-
come 18 during the semester will
leave. Fifty-eight of the cadets will
be 18 by Jan. 1. When these men
complete this semester here they will
enter 17 weeks of intensive basic
training, after which time they may,
if qualified, be sent to ASTP univer-
sities for further study.
"These men will go to basic train-
ing much better equipped than if
they had never entered this program,
baceuse they've had valuable train-
ing and discipline in military life and
they've had excellent opportunities to
develop leadership qualities through
the rotational system of cadet non-
commissioned officers," Lt. Charles
H. Peake, comanding Officer of Com-
pany B, said.
"In addition to this, they've im-
proved remarkably physically
I through the program of the physical
education department. Beyond thisj
they have had a varied and active so-
cial program, having given formal
and informal dances and parties. 1

Effort To Check
Flu Wave Is New
Co. G Project
Men Are Tested with
Thermometers To Spot
Evidence of Fever
The first attempt in medical his-
tory to control an influenza epi-
demic by nabbing early cases before
the victims are even ill has begtn at
Victor Vaughan House, barracks of
Co. G.
Twice a day, while waiting in line
for meals, each man stands for three
minutes with a thermometer in his
mouth. Any cases of fever are re-
ported, and the victims are put to
bed. In most of the cases so far
picked up, the men felt perfectly well
and had no idea they were on the
verge of illness-even in a few cases
with a fever up to 101 degrees.
Fever Is First Sign
The project is being carried' out
with the cooperation of Lt. Samuel
Riesman, company commander, and
Dr. Cyrus Sturgis, head of internal
medicine at University Hospital. It
is based upon Army experience dur-
ing- the great 'flu epidemic of the
last war, when it was discovered that
fever was often the first sign of the
Ten cases of mild to severe fever
were found Friday evening, when
the temperatures were ,first taken.
Careful records of all cases are
being kept by Pfc. Frank Barrett, in
charge of the project, in an effort to
find out what symptom-an ache. a
cough, weakness, or headache-is
the first to appear. While the gen-
eral picture of influenza is known,
physicians still have no {exact idea
of how .the disease first affects its
Each man has a thermometer
thrust into his mouth when he gets
into line. outside the dining hall, and
his temperature is read when he goes
in to get his tray. While the present
epidemic is mild and may be sub-
siding, past experience has shown
that a second wave usully follows.
Apprehending early cases, it is
hoped, will isolate the carriers in one
barracks before the virus is spread.
The project will be interrupted by
the Christmas vacation. If the epi-
demic is still present after vacation,
it will be continued until it is learned
how effective this control really is.
Co. G Attends Dinner
A score of men from Co. G at-
tended a Christmas dinner and party
last evening at the First Presbyterian
Church, whose pastor, Rev. W. P.
Lemon, is company chaplain.
Sponsored by the men's club of
the church, the party was given for
servicemen from all companies on
campus. A short program followed
a festive dinner.

Dental Student Here Hails
From Durban, South Africa

ANN ARBOR, MICH. DEC. 19, 1943

ience to have vacation be-
gin and end in the middle
of the week; to others it
was the only sensible thing s
to do to help ease week-:
end transportation loads-
The Administrative Boardt
of the Literary College took;
decisive action last week,
put an end to most specu-
lation. The members ruled
that students who are ab-
sent tomorrow will lose six .
honor points, those who
are absent Dec. 21, 29 or 30,
will lose three honor honor
points and that in "cases;
of extreme absence those
students affected will be
suspended for the balance
of the Fall Term." They ,
meant business . . . This
was emphasized by the t1Jv
statement the Board issued
with the ultimatum. "The
Administrative Board in
voting a new policy for this,
war-time holiday is partic-
ularly concerned that stu- Young
dents, who still are aware (above)
only of their own comfort
and who fail to realize that
they are enjoying the priv- of Surgery
ileges of university educa- School.7
tion because of the efforts made by
of their fellows at the front, council of


and playground directors
and story tellers . . . There
are 2,500 children of school
age now in the bomber
plant district; they consti-
tute one of the major caus-
es for absenteeism at the
Willow Run plant . . . A-
bout 50 women from the
University signed up for the
work last week. But hun-
dreds are needed if the rec-
reation program is to be'
successful, the committee
chairman, Lucy Chase
Wright, said.
PER drive reached its cli-
max Friday when repre-
sentatives of the Washte-I
naw County Salvage Coin-
mittee picked up student
collections at sororities,
fraternities, league houses,
dormitories and co-ops. The
drive was held to help re-
plenish the dangerously low
stocks of paper mills
throughout the country.
Assembly, Pan-Hellenic,
Congress, Inter - coopera-
tive Council and Inter-
Fraternity Council all co-
operated to help put over
the campaign. Boxes for

When a man has a wisdom tooth
pulled-that's not news..
But when a man has the tooth
pulled, then tells you he speaks fluent
Zulu and four other African dialects,
and goes on to prove it-well, that is
And from his bed in Vaughan
House, his jaw feeling as if a bolt of
lightning had struck it, Pfc. Victor
P. Jackson proved yesterday that he
could still roll Zulu and four other
dialects fluently through a stricken
mouth. For Vic comes from Durban,
South Africa, and it so happens that
he talked with his nurse in Hottentot
dialogue before he ever learned a
word of English.
A dental student in Co. G, Pfc.
Jackson wears the U.S. army uniform
as an ally of the United Nations. On
graduation he can either accept a
commission in our army or enter the
army of South Africa.
Began Studies in England
He was a medical student at Cam-
bridge, England, when war broke out
in 1939. Returning to South Africa,
he found that the trip back to En-
gland was impossible. So later on he
boarded an American tramp freight-
er, sailed to Boston on a memorable
voyage-two stops in mid-ocean at
the command of French submarines
plus a hurricane off Hatteras-and
entered dental school at the Univer-
sity of Southern California. Later
he transferred to Ann Arbor, where
he is now a sophomore.
Vic's most English experience oc-
curred in Ann Arbor. One of the
first persons he met here was Dave
Edwards, medical senior, who was

physiology lab in Cambridge, had
never spoken to each other until they
met in Ann Arbor.
Meds Swap Notes
With Clergyman
Young doctors-to-be of Co. G will
swap professional secrets with their
chaplain in a series of meetings to be
held early next year at Victor Vaugh-
an House. Beginning the third Wed-
nesday in January, the discussions
will follow at four weekly intervals.
The clergyman's approach to a sick
patient will be described by Rev. W.
P. Lemon, D.D., company chaplain
and minister of the First Presbyter-
ian Church. Dr. Lemon also plans to
discuss modern psychiatric treatment,
which is something today's medical
student is expected to know. Mem-
bers of Co. G will contribute their
own experiences in dealing with pa-
tients at University Hospital.

for the Army.
Parker, g. ..........
Davis, g. ............
Oliver, f. ...........
Sartori, g. ..........
Linde, c..........
Suhaysik, f. .
Brock, g. ...........

.2 1
.2 2
.1 0
.2 0
3 0
1 0
.0 0



Totals ............11
Halub, f. ........... 2
Willoughby, f. ......1
Short, c...... ... 0

3 5 25

0 0
1 1
1 1


Hansen, g:.........2
Dean, g: ............ 5
Mansour f..... . 0
Clauss, g. .... .. 0
McCluski, g......... 0
Totals ............10

0 2 4
1 2 11
0 00
o +


6 23

News from the Companies

Canadian skating star Norah McCarthy
is currently appearing in New York City.
AP Photo

How many soldiers have slapped
their company commander on the
back and are able to laugh about it?
That is what happened several times
while Cadet Captain W. S. Maxwell
was company commander of B-4.
The cause of the confusion was his
striking resemblance to Cadet Frank
Cole. Cole often received the salutes

Anyone who can run the mile in
5:21 must have wings. So said the
P.E.M. class as Cadet W. Pascoe
glided by with a long, graceful stride.
Coach Stackhouse told him that 5:21
was the servicemen's campus record,
and Pascoe has threatened to do
even better in the future. Ah, speed
is a wonderful thing!
Cadet's dream: A sergeant who

to class dressed in his fraternity pin.
'Red' got in the wrong chair in the
barber's school and had his overhead
cut to the bone.
Pfc. Harold Fain was admonished
by his wife this week for cussing be-
cause he couldn't find a pair of ad-
justable earmuffs. (Better he should
refrain from profane.)

y in the Medical
The award was
the executive
f the University

award and this nomination
to the lectureship marks
the first time in the 18-
year history of the function

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