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Maj. Brown,
Lt. Lund Head
List of Speakers
Gen. Aurand To Talk;
Wayne King To Direct
Musical Production
Maj. Mary Agnes Brown, executive
officer and military adviser to Col.
Oveta Culp Hobby, and Lt. Gertrude
Fatjo Lund, one-time mess sergeant
with the WAG in North Africa, will
headline the list of speakers at the
Michigan WAG Recruiting Show
which is to be held at 8:30 p.m. to-
morrow at Hill Auditorium.
Maj. Gen. Henry S. Aurand, Sixth
Service Command of Chicago; Maj.
Gen. Garnet Burlingame; Col. Owen
J. Cleary, special deputy for the state
commander of the American Legion;
Mrs. Benjamin Alber, special deputy
for the state president of the Ameri-
can Legion Auxiliary; Mrs. James A.
Kennedy, state director of the civil-
ian WAC recruiting committee; and
Leigh J. Young, mayor of Ann Arbor,.
will conclude the list of speakers.
Wayne King To Come
Maj. Wayne King, former band
leader, will direct the musical pro-
duction which will follow the speak-
ers. Pvt. Fred David, who was a mem-
ber of the stage and screen version
of "This Is the Army," and Pvt. Lee
Edwards, formerly one of the King's
Men in *Henry Busse's orchestra, will
Pvt. Marty Rickland of Camp Mc-
Coy, Pvt. Henri Rose, Pfc. William H.
Hodgson and Pfc. Ernest Mumma, all
professional entertainers before en-
tering the Army, will be on the pro-
The 728th MP Battalion Band, sta-
tioned at River Rouge near Detroit,
will play. There also will be a mixed
chorus composed of soldiers and
WACs from Fort Custer.
After the musical production which
will last one-hour, the Army will in-
duct a company of 125 recruits from
all over the state into the WAC. Three
Ann Arbor women will be in the com-
pany: Martha L. Lang, Arlene E.
Taylor and Helen J, Wyatt, Follow-
ing the show the company will leave
for Florida for basic training.
Parade To Be at 5 p.m.
The parade which was previously
scheduled for 7:30 p.m. has been
changed and will begin at 5 p.m. at
State and E. Huron Streets. It will
procede west an E. Huron to S. Main,
See WAC Page 5


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AirWACs eady

To Lea e for Induction

Here 1T
Roosevelt Says
Conductors May
Receive Raises
Three Unions Must
Cancel Strike Orders
To Get Better Terms


Pictured above is a group of women who are leaving for induction soon into the AirWACs. The
show at Hill Auditorium tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. will highlight the Ann Arbor drive to recruit WACs. The
list of speakers will include Maj. Gen. Henry S. Aurand and Maj. Mary Agnes Brown. Maj. Wayne
King will direct the musical program following the speakers.
'GEE WHIZ KIDS' Hi:T: Occuational
Basketeers ound ut 52-45 Deferments Are
Triumpnh oJr iwhtng IMini Drastically Cut
In a thrill-packed encounter which Blu,. In the two games against Move May. Not Delay
saw the lead change hands 10 times, Nothwestern and Illinois, King has Drft o Fathr
a brilliant University of Michigan s Xored 40 points, which makes his Drafing Of a ers,
:asketball team rallied in the clos- Big Tcn average 20 points a game. Gen. Hershey Warns
ng minutes of play, to pound out a 'ihigan Grabs Lead
wgell earned 52-45 triumph over a licigan jumped into an early 6-0 WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.-(P)-Se-
el Ilinid2-4ftiv umpe.r lead on baskets by King and Hirsch. lective Service announced today a
ighting Illii five. Then Walt Kirk and Stan Patrick drastic curb on occupational defer-
Tom King, for the second consecu- scored for Illini bringing the count ments for registrants 18 through 21
ive night, passed,the Wolverine at- to 6-4. It was at this juncture that years old-a move expected to make
tack by chalking up seven field goals the aforementioned King started on
and two free throws for a grand to- one of his scoring splurges. The ex- at least 115,044 more non-fathers
tal of 16 points. It was King's out- Michigan State flash tossed in four eligible for military service.
standing play under the basket which consecutive baskets, making every Major General Lewis B. Hershey,
kept the Wolverines on the Illini's one of these scores from drive-in Selective Service Director, said many
heels throughout the contest. In ad- shots under the basket. in this group likely will be rejected
lition, King showed conclusively that The "Gee Whiz Kids" then began for physical reasons, and cautioned
ae is one of the most clever ball to click and by virtue of a one-hand- against assuming that the order, ef-
aandlers ever to don the Maize and ed hook shot by Jim Seyler, the fective Feb. 1, will delay long the
Orange and Blue held a 17-16 ad- drafting of pre-war fathers.
vantage. Incidentally, this was 'the The 405,680 farm workers 'in the
only time during the first half that 18-21 age group (397,800 of them
Coach Doug Mills youthfuls were on non-fathers) are not affected, and a
vstalhtarhanistop-registrant with an industrial defer-
Dave Strack then hit for Michigan ment may retain it if his state Se-
61h a and the Wolverines took the lead 18- lective Service director authorizes the
, M cM ahon " . S ys17. Elroy Hirsch followed rapidly exception.
with a beautiful tip-in shot off the Aside from these exceptions, occu-
shops and laity and not the Church bakboards giving the local team a pational defermentstno longer will be
s a body. "It was thought then, and - e granted to registrants under 22, even
[agreed with that point of view, that Wleines Lead 27-25 at Half if they have critical skills, or are fa-
Franco's cause offered the best hope The halt ended a few minutes lat- thers. Deferments in effect Feb. 1
.or the preservation of the Christian er with the Illini trying desperately will be allowed to run their course,
pirit." to halt the rampaging Wolverines. but will not be renewed.
Recently in New York Dr. McMa- They didn't quite make it and Coach Student deferments are sharply
ion commented on the Moscow DU- See BASKETBALL, Page 7 curtailed by the order, though a lim-
larations. Last night he said. "It ited number of college students tak-
would be a moral evil to hand the ing scientific or professional work are
Baltic states to Russia, but some- FI)I{ W orks on Annual exempted.
imes we are forced to decide between --g to (ongres
he lesser of two evils." German Ship Is.Sunk
"Our Western culture. which has WASHINGTON, Jan. 8- i/PI-Pres-
mphasized the dignity of man, de- ideit Roosevelt, shaking off effects of RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, Jan.
ived its intrinsic doctrine of natuiral the grippe, worked today on his an- 8.-(A)-Brazilian and United States
ights from the Judeo-Christian re- ial report to Congress on "the state naval forces aided by planes of both
relation," he maintained. "If you of the union," a topic which gives him countries have sunk a German ship,
can persuade me that man can p0,_ a wide choice of subjects. described as carrying war supplies to
ess these rights and still be a slave The speech may be delivered in Germany from Japan. in the South
n a totalitarian state, then perhaps person Tuesday; a decision is expect- Atlantic, the Brazilian government
Catholicism and totalitarianism are ed following his consultation Monday news service, Agencia Nacional, an-
compatible." with Congressional leaders. nounced today.

Associated Press Correspondent
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.-President
Roosevelt announced today the rail-
way conductors, firemen and switch-
men may have the same terms he
awarded to the trainmen and engin-
eers, without loss of a penny, pro-
vided only that their strike order is
canceller[ -1 not merely postponed.
The terms of the award are five
cents an hour and a week's paid va-
cation per year, effective as of De-
cember 27, 1943. (They previously
had been awarded a separate four-
cents-an-hour raise which would
stand also.)
Chiefs of the three operating
unions were not available for com-
ment immediately. A subcommittee
of their general chairmen is writing
a report which may be made available
It is understood that the three
unions do not expect to get more
than was given to the other two,
but as far as could be learned today
they have received no such offer dir-
The President's views today were
stated in a letter to the War Depart-
ment. Similar letters have been writ-
ten by the carriers and chiefs of the
two unions who already are receiving
the benefits of the President's award,
but the firemen, conductors and
switchmen say none of these letters
have been addressed to them directly.
One offcial remarked that appar-
ently they were expected to approach
the government "with hat in hand,
head bowed low, and knee bent."
200 Japs Slain
In Yank Drive
On New Britain
TERS, New Guinea, Jan. 9 (Sunday)
-M'P)-Driving inland from Borgen
Bay, New Britain, in the face of Jap-
anese machinegun fire, marine jungle
fighters have slain 200 enemy troops
and reached hill No. 660, a good artil-
lery observation post, headquarters
reported today.
The new enemy losses were added
to more than 2,000 previously inflict-
ed during the invasion of the Cape
Gloucester sector of western New
Britain which opened last Dec. 26.
Named for its elevation, Hill No.
660 is a mile and three quarters south
of Silimati Point on Borgen Bay east
of Cape Gloucester. Silimati was the
main landing point of the invasion
Yank Subs Sink
10 Jap Ships
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.-(IP)-Am-
erican submarines, raiding enemy
shipping lines, have sunk 10 more
Japanese vessels, the Navy announced
The sinkings, cutting still further
into the Japanese merchant fleet,
were reported in a communique. The
vessels were sunk in the Pacific and
Far East areas.
Some submarines have been oper-
ating within sight of the Japanese
coast line, it is known.

Allies Pierce
Defense Ring
Around Cassino
Yanks Pass San Vittore
In Advance Toward
Gateway to Rome
Associated Press Correspondent
GIERS, Jan. 8.-UJP)--American in-
fantry and tanks, forging relentlessly
forward through a maze of German
fire from every conceivable fortifi-
cation, punched into the Cassino
plain today to follow up their fierce-
ly-won victories at San Vittore and
Mt. Porchia.
The fall of these two enemy strong-
points controlling the approaches to
the town of Cassino, six miles down
the broadening valley, came at the
end of days of bitter fighting and was
announced officially in today's com-
Drive to Monte Porchia
American troops who on Thursday
had stormed through San Vittore,
capture of which was announced offi-
cially by Allied Headquarters today,
advancedmore than half a mile be-
yond the town and already were
fighting in the streets of the tiny vil-
lage of Giusto, about five and a half
miles from Cassino itself,
South of this action Allied units of
the Firth Army made good their drive
to Monte Porchia, 900-foot peak two
miles south of San Vittore, which
controls the road all the way to Cas-
From the captured 3,500-foot Mt.
Maio in the northern sector of the
Fifth Army's 10-mile-wide offensive,
Allied for ce advanced'5'00feet higher
through deep snow and took a 4,000-
foot height just south of Viticuso,
thus starting the northern arm of a
pincers aimed at Cassino.
Nazis Take Vitiouso
Although the Germans recaptured
Mt. Raimo, north of Viticuso, this set-
back had little bearing on the Cassino
offensive proper.
Cassino, 70 miles air-line from
Rome, now has been brought well
within the range of Allied big guns,
but ahead of the ground forces there
stretches a great system of defenses
which the Germans have built in tho-
rough fashion, fortifying every house
in every village and farm community
along the way.
78th Congress
To Reconvene
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.-W)-The
78th Congress will return to work on
Monday with one eye on the war and
the other on the fall elections.
In an atmosphere charged with
political acrimony, the nation's law
makers face the complex assignment
of keeping the country's economy
geared for victory while preparing
for the reconversion problems of
A common objective-the speedy
winning of the war-minimizes the
possibilty of Congressional conflict
on military matters, but debate over
conduct of domestic affairs seems
certain to produce issues which will
be carried to the country in Novem-

But, regardless of whether the mes-
sage contains requests for specific
legislation, a calendar packed with
important measures-many of them
highly controversial - will furnish
Congress with one of its liveliest ses-
sions in history. Among them:
1. Soldiers' discharge pay - the
Senate has passed a bill providing
See CONGRESS, p. 3
New Food Plan
Sought by GOP
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.-- 0P) -

Rail Center
Falls in 3.
Way Drive
First Russian Army
Moves Up 11 Miles
To Capture Ilintsy
Associated Press Correspondent
LONDON,. Jan. 9, Sunday.--The
Russian Second Ukrainian Army cap-
tured the railway bastion of Kirovo-
grad yesterday, endangering the en-
tire Nazi position in the Dnieper
Bend, while the first army to the
northwest widened its spearhead in
old Poland and reached 11 miles fur-
ther toward Rumania.
German army units surrendered in
mass in the battle-torn streets of Ki-
rovograd after Gen. Ivan S. Konev's
troops first surrounded them, then
quickly smashed them into submis-
sion with a mighty three-way drive,
said a midnight communique record-
ed by the Soviet Monitor.
General Konev's troops, completing
their fourth day of attack, had 100,-
000 Germans reeling back in retreat
as the Russians drove ahead as much
as 31 miles on an 80-mile front.
Gen. Nikolai F. Vatutin's first
Ukrainian army, reaching 22 miles
inside old Poland at Klesow with one
column, extended its front southward
by capturing Viry, five miles below
Klesow and Rudnya Bobrovskaya, 2
miles southeast.
The late bulletin also said that with
the aid of guerrillas in the Rovno
province of pre-war Poland the Rus-
sians captured the railway station o~
Strashov. This could not be located
immediately on large scale maps.
Units on the southern wing of Va-
tutin's great 300-mile front slashed
11 miles further south toward Ru-
mania to capture Ilintsy, only 18
miles north of the Bug River, and 50
miles from Rumania,
Ilintsy was a prize to the Russians
for other reasons sinceit is only OV
miles from the Odessa-Warsaw rail-
way, last major German supply artery
or escape hatch for the Dnieper Bend.
Stalin's Troops
Are 50 M 1iles
From Rumania
BERN, Jan. 8.-t/P)-As Marshal
Stalin's Ukrainian armies drove with
unabated speed today on Rumania's
Dniester frontier, now little more
than 50 miles ahead of the Soviet
advance guards, Germany's Balkan
satellites were reported frantically
looking for an out and preparing for
the worst.
Rumania's highways in the Bes-
sa'rabian and northern Bucovina re-
ion were said to be clogged by peas-
ants evacuating the region. Their
carts were piled high with household
goods and they were driving their
cattle before them.
A Budapest dispatch to the Swiss
newspaper Basler Nachrichten said
factories in such frontier towns as
Cernauti and Chisinau were being
speedily dismantled and the machin-
ery shipped into the interior.
As the Rumanian people looked
for a leader to take them out of the
war, peasant leader Juliu Maniu's
advisors living abroad and an impor-
tant personage of a neighboring Bal-
kan government sent urgent appeals
to the pro-Allied opposition leader to
try to establish contact with Moscow,
it was ascertained on reliable author-

Union To Give
Hour of Fun'
Program Will Feature
Bill Sawyer, Glee Club
A solid "Hour of Fun," featuring
group singing, music, cheering and
comedy skits, will be sponsored by
the Union from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fri-
day in Hill Auditorium.
The first part of the prog'am will
consist of special numbers and ar-
rangements played by Bill Sawyer
and his band. Varsity cheer leaders

Catholicity, To

Dr. Francis McMahon, denouncing
Catholic fascism, stated last night
that "if the Pope had known in 1933
what he knew in 1937, he would nev-
er ha-ve signed with Hitler."
Dr. McMahon, ousted Notre Dame
professor now on'the Chicago Uni-
versity staff, said that the Pope des-
pised Nazism as anti-Christian, and
was forced to sign the Concordat in
the interests of peace.
Referring to recent statements that
because of the Papal agreements
with the fascist nations Catholicism
has been castigated as embracing
totalitarianism, he pointed out that
"the fundamental difference is that
the Catholics are fighting for the
dignity of man, which is embodied in
a democracy, while Hitler is trying to
destroy that dignity through totali-
When asked about the Catholic
stand in reference to Franco and the
Spanish Civil War, Dr. McMahon
pointed out that those who sided in
with Franco were So4e Catholic Bi-
Silver Star Won
By Graduate
"For performing gallant service in
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A dds C Construction Job in Pacific

"The work of the Sea Bees in the
South Pacific is the greatest con-
struction job the world has ever
known, even larger than the aver-
age person can imagine," said Rear
Admiral Carl H. Cotter to The

from sanitation facilities to docks
and warehouses, ammunition
dumps, hospitals, roads, air strips
and barracks," he pointed out and
added that "our biggest job is that
Of shipping."
"Our boys out there are doing a

Nothing was left standing and dead
Japs dotted the landscape.
"Beside the shell torn Jap air
strip, our men constructed a land-
ing runway 150 feet wide and 163
feet long for heavy planes in four
days, besides establishing other es-
sential units in support of fleet and

veled all over the world. He was
promoted to the rank of Rear Ad-
miral last June when he was given
his present command.
His seven hour stay in Ann Arbor
was filled with meeting and renew-
ing old friendships at the home of
his former instructor here, Profes-

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