Tl' tE MIII S A L
FRIDAY, JAN. 14,19,1
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Council To Help
Volunteer Girl; lNe d td
To Aid in Government
hIterviewin g Work
In response to the urgent call for
student volunteers to assist in OPA
surveys, the Women's War Council
has made the work one of its pro-
jects, Gerry Stadelman, '44. person-
nel administrator, said yesterday.
Women may volunteer for the
work Monday in the Office of the
Social Director at the League. The
hours have not been announced as
yet. The work is of a purely volun-
teer nature and participation will
count as credit for activities.
As many volunteers as possible are
wanted. Miss Stadelman said. She
emphasized that this is actually gov-
ernment work and as such deserves
The work consists of interviewing
terchants for the filling out of ques-
tionnaires to determine whether OPA
ceiling prices are being violated. Each
interview takes from 20 to 25 min-
utes, and workers will be asked to
attend a meeting where they will be
instructed in the procedure.
Every retail store in Ann Arbor
will be covered in a series of surveys
to be conducted in the next few
months, according to Mrs. Anita C.
Branson, price clerk for Washtenaw
Atpresent a check-up of meat
prices.is being conducted and a sur-'
vey of grocery stores will begin next
The first call for student volun-
teers was issued Tuesday through the
business administration school, but
there were no volunteers. This is the
first time that students have been
asked to do the work, volunteers hav-
ing come from the Office of Civilain
Defense in the past.
Center To H1ear
Retired Counselor to
Discuss Mexican Trip
Prof. Nelson, thetCounselor-Direc-
tor Emeritus of the International
Center, will speak on his goodwill
trip to Mexico at 7:30 p.m. Sunday
.epiiblicas Gatlu in
LANSING. Jan. 43. 1P- The
State Supreme Court today denied
the motion of State Representative
Stanley J. Dombrowski to appeal
from the prison sentence of 311'2 to 15
years he now is serving for giving
false testimony to a grand jury in-
vestigating the legislature.
Dombrowski, a Detroit Democrat,
was sentenced to the state prison of
southern Michigan Nov. 30 in the
Ingham County Circuit Court here
when he pleaded guilty. to a perjury
warrant. The court nade no com-
ment in denying the appeal.
Later he appealed to Circuit Judge
Charles H. Hayden to set aside the
sentence and grant him a new trial,
accusing the court of many errors
and declaring he had pleaded guilty
under a misapprehension that the
charge against him was contempt.
The sentence resulted from his re-
pudiation of testimony he had given
Circuit Judge Leland W. Carr, one-
man grand jury investigatnig char-
ges of legislative graft.
State Grants to Local
LANSING, Jan. 13. -(P)- The
State Planning- Commission declined
today to recommend state grants to
local governments to assist postwar
public works plans and, instead, en-
dorsed a system of loaning assistance
funds to the cities. counties and
A majority of the Commission
balked at the outright grant plan,,
which had the tentative approval of
Governor Kelly and had been sub-
mitted by the Commission's trans-
A SOLDIER REFLECTS:
'The Kid' Is Just Lonely, AoiAfrgid
By KENNETH L. DIXON
Associated Press Correspondents
WITH THE AEF IN ITALY, Jan. 5.
-The kid lay on the hillside fighting
to. control his trembling nerves. The
planes had gone. Their bombs had
fallen several hundred yards down
the valley. Their bullets had been
Methodically, as though it were an
old battle, the kid pulled himself
to gether. He shook a crumbled cig-
arette out of his packet, stuck it intoF
a pair of lips surrounded by fuzzy
beard patches blackened by mud.
He pulled out matches whose red
white and blue cover said "invest in
the USA, buy war -bonds," and lit the
cigarette. His words were unexpect-
'You got a tough job," lie said.
"Nothing you can write can make
the folks back home understand
what it's like. It's impassible. They
can't understand, and it isn't their
fault. Nobody coild understand .
unless lie's been through if."
"It's funny," he said. "bnit',his the
loneliness that always gets rae. I've
never thought about that. I knew
I'd be afaid. Everybody is But I
never thought about being loely."
Lying there. the relief of sti:l being
alive flooding over me in strengthen-
ing waves, I knew what he meant.
Other soldiers had said it before, oft-
en with puzzled tones and on the
slopes of San Pietro I had learned
again and again what loneliness can'
I had been the same a few mo-
ments before when the planes came'
and the ack-ack gun shook the hill-
side and the valley. First there was
'blind panic as I scrambled frantic-
ally for cover. There was none. Then
panic went away and left only fear-
a sensible fear which, like the sense
of pain, can save your life.
Then, lying there waiting for bul-
lets, bomb fragments or flak which
seemed sure to strike my exposed
back, suddenly even fear disappeared
in the face of the most terrible lone-
liness I've ever known.
"This is it," I thought. "And
you didn't think it could happen
to you. Even the grass under your
nose looks foreign, doesn't it?
You're all 'alone, completely for-
gotten-a million miles from every-
body you know-and they're prob-
ably going right on with their ev-
eryday lives now and you're going
to get it now on ahillside in a
foreign land you don't give a damn
of Pride because when dcalth seemed
to be sweepin: inevitably up the val-
ley on the win g oi a strai'ing plane
I wasn't as afraid al the end at I
always thought I'd be.
But most of all.1, was ire lonely
than I've 1ver been beicre. "That's
what gets you." said the kid. "It's
the feeling that 'ou're going to be
killed and not a 1oul in the world
knows about it. How can you make
people tindr':tan;d that feeling?"
"Once, when I ,was a kid," the
kid said slowly, "I dreamed I was
being pushed ull' a chib', but down
underneatlh I kew it was a dream
all the time so I .just juit holding
back and juwpcd--and woke up.
It was like tha: the other day; like
a dream or a game. I knew it
wasn't real, so I stood un and shot,
But how can you write about an
unreal feeling like that so people
back home will undetstand. ,It
doesn't make senst.
It stil didul, mak sense next
morning when I met. the litter bear-
ers bging the dad down the ra -
vine and layng thm beside the trail
for the iruck to pick up. I knew
the kid was among them eve before
I asked t he sergeant. lie po nted at
the blanket ('overed bqdi&s Only
tLeir feet howd--muddy dshoes
Nobody knew how hb ot it-
whether it was suddenly ai flash
of uneity,1i - or siovlyb afievvaiting
andswting.it cout. allaloae n
U.S. Senator C. Wayland Brooks (left) of Illinois, pauses to light
a cigaret as he talks with Herbert K. hyde of Oklahoma City, Okla.,
(center) and Russell Sprague (right), New York national committee-
man, in Chicago, Ill., as Renublicans met to select a site for their 1944
300 PASTORS MEET:
Problems Challengin- Church
T o Be Discussed a Con icrence
Representatives for three econo-
mic groups and the racial minorities1
will address 300 pastors and laymen
on "Problems that Challenge the
Church" in the Fifth Annual Michi-
gan Pastors' Conference to be held
at 8 p.m. Monday in the Rackham
Representing the farmers will be
Ernest L. Anthony, dean of agricul-
ture at Michigan State College.
George Haynes, executive secretaryk
of the Department of Race Relations,
Federal Council of Churches, will
present the racial problems, while
John Lovett, -evecutive secretary of
the Michigan Manufacturers Asso-
ciation, will represent business and
Tucker P. Smith, member of the
C.I.O., will discuss labor's problems.
All students, servicemen and towns-
people- are invited to attend.
W. Schloerb, pastor of the Hyde Park
Baptist Church, Chicago, and Bishop
Ralph Spaulding Cushman of the
Methodist Church, Minneapolis.
Among the churches representedj
will be the Baptist, Congregational,-
Disciples, Episcopal, Presbyterian,
Methodist, United Brethren, Evan-
gelical Association, Evangelical and
Reformed, Dutch Reformed, and the
Church of God.
Mingled in with that loneliness
was a quick regret that I wouldn't T u n
ever do all the things I've wanted
to; -a wish that my wife wouldn't
take it too hard and even a touch ) ihd
at the Center. Lecture Series Planned
The trip was a gift from the stu- Also planned for the conference
dents and his associates upon his is a series of addresses by Dr. Hornell
retirement last summer. He and Mrs. Hart, professor of social ethics at
Nelson spent six weeks at the end of Duke Divinity . School. At 4 p.m.
the summer in Mexico where, it is Monday he will speak on "The
reported, they had a "thoroughly en- Church and a Warless World." On
joyable time." They are now living Tuesday he will discuss "In Christ
in Ann Arbor. There Is No Racial Discrimination,"
He will speak Sunday on customs and his final lecture, to be presented
in Mexico, conditions there, and in at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday will be con-
general, the things l;ie and his wife cerned with "The Reality of the
noted during the goodwill tour. Kingdom of God." This lecture will
Refreshments will be available aft- be open to the general public.
The Conference which will con- Members let loose a blast at the
tinue for three days, is sponsored proposal, contending it encouraged
jointly by the Extension Service of lack of local initiative and resource-
the University, and the Michigan fulness among local governments
Council of Churches and Christian and would tend to make them look
Education. to the state for help at every turn.
Kenneth Black, Lansing, attacked
the grant plan, declaring "any com-
1 bs ,O q munity which cannot be prodded
enough to raise 2 2 per cent of what
a project would cost to prepare plans,
dshouldn'teven be thinking about it
Two of the five women who have p. J. Ioffmaster, State Conserva-
completed the Petroleum Geology tion Director and member of the
Curiculum this year are now work- committee which recommended the
ing on the west coast and will be grants, declared planning on the lo-
unable to work for the oil companies cal level was falling down for finan-
with wbich they have jobs until cial reasons and that "in addition to
March 1. prodding with one hand, maybe the
opertingstate ought to hold out a little bait
A petroleum corporation operating with the other to get some action."
in Texas has already hired two of the N
other women While Speaker Howard Nugent of
The women who take this special the House of Representatives warned
ized training in geology are the pio the legislature "will never approve
neers of their sex in the oil business. such a plan" Rep. John P. Espie
Since the advent of World War IT Chairman of the House Ways and
male geologists have entered the .Means Committee, blasted munici-
armed forces, thus giving members palities which assess property at 50
of the opposite sex an opportunity to to 60 per cent of their value,.rest un-
enter a field that was formerly open der a 15-mill tax limitation and then
to only a few women. ; look to the state for financial aid.
After the prerequisite Geology 11 - ___
and 12, the course may be completed Cap . BridgesFeles
in one year. The course in these four.g
cases has led to a position with an oil
firm. Two semesters of intensiveBC
training and a session at summer
camp will entitle a girl to a certifi- Capt. William H. Bridges, com-
cate in geology, and will give her manding officer of Company E, of
credit to complete her university the 3651st Service Unit, entertained
course and receive a degree later. members of the company's chain-
Frank W. Stark (above), 21, of
Saginaw, Mich., persuaded four
youthful would-be hold-up men in
California to give him their gun
while he showed them how it was
done, claiming to have been in that
business before the war. Stark held
them until police arrived.
Talk on WJlI
New Machine Iv iigne.
For Reading Microprint
The "Readex," a machine designed
for the reading of microprint, is a
new acquisition of the General Li-
brary. It will be put at the disposalI
of all those qualified to use it, mak-
ing possible the study of rare docu-
ments which are impossible to obtain
in book form.
The machine will be placed in the
microfilm room on the fourth floor.
The printed page. which has been
reduced to a small enough size that
a hundred pages can be reproduced
upon each side of a single sheet of
1 paper. when placed in the "Readex"
is again enlarged to regular size for
Thus far, the microprint material
acquired by the library reproduces
the British Sessional Papers from
1820 onwards. It is expected that
four million pages will be supplied
before this project is completed, and
that other rarities will be obtained
in this way.
,! Il f
The Wranglers' Club, which
be broadcast from 2 to 2:30
Saturday over Station WJR.
While the flu epidemic M Ann
Arbor was 'a in, men of Cmpany
G entered the mess hail and had a
thermometer thras in to th eir
mouths, which was taken out. and
read, when the men 1]eached the end
of the "chow" line.
This was a precautiona-y measure
taken by Lt. Samuel ReizTan, com-
pany commander., to stop the spread
of flu through the company. It is
also a measure that many company
commanders took during World War
I to check the spread of influenza.
Any member of Company G who
had a temperature was put to bed
until the temperature was gone and
the danger of the deveopinent of flu
was passed. In this way, many flu
eass wre discovered in their early
sages. and many more cases pre-
Now that the danger o an epi-
demic is reported passed, the men no
longer have thermometers as appe-
tizers for their meals. "If anpther
epidemic should occur, the same
measures will be taken," stated Lt.
SA E Elects Officers
It was announced yesterday by the
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity that
the following members have been
elected officers for the coming year:
Bob Gardner, president; Bob Harris,
vice-president: Alan Holcombe, sec-
retary; Bob Holbrook, herald; Don
Le Van, treasurer, and Bob- Hixson,
er the speech.
William Collier Dies
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.. Jan. 13.
-P)-William Collier, Sr.. 77, vet-
eran of the stage and screen, died at
his home today.
WAR BONDS ISSUED HERE
Coutinuous1 'r1 111 P\.M.
Week Days 25c to 5 P.M.
Today and Saturday--
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1 AN WYNN - MICHAEL DUANE
1LUM AND A N
"lost) " A13vis i
Many Churches Represented
Of particular interest to students
and townspeople as well as to re-
ligious leaders, will be the panel "Ef-
fective Means for World Order and
Peace." Open to the public, this dis-
cussion will be led by Prof. Preston
Slosson of the history department,
and Edwin E. Witte. head of the De-
troit War Labor Relations Board.
Prof. Slosson will speak on "The Po-
litical Instrument Essential," and Dr.
Witte will maintain that "Economic
Security Is Needed."
Also planned for the Conference
will be addresses by the Rev. Rolland
Azt The Mlichigain
"Gangway for Tomorrow," the new
picture which opens at the Michigan
today tells the story of five war
workers who never had any idea of
the private lives of the others until
one brief moment in eternity.
In the film. Margo. the noted stage
and screen actress is cast as a refu-
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ONE NIGHT ONI
i ICNDAY , JA1N. 7Lh
have as its theme "Education for
The guest speaker will be Dean
James B. Edmonson, of the educa-
tion school. In response to many
requests the men will discuss the
reconstruction of education in schools
and colleges after the war.
The broadcast will be led by Prof
John L. Brumm of the journalism
department. The others on the pro-
gram are: Professors Harold M. Dorr
political science; Norman R. F. Mai-
er, psychology; Willard C. Olson;
education, and Clarence D. Thorpe
gee. John Carradine plays the part
of a hobo and Robert Ryan a racing
"Gangway for Tomorrow" com-
bines five stories in one, since it deals
almost individually with the lives of'
each of its five major characters.:
The picture attempts to show the
obligation which every citizen of each
of the United Nations had toward
winning the war.
At The State.
Ted Lewis. the "Medicine man of'
the Blues." and his clarinet are fea-
tured in "Is Everybody Happy." the
new picture which opened at the
The story is based on Lewis' life.
It shows how he formed his band and
the struggle he had to gain recog-
nition until by a desperate maneu-
ver--playing on the sidewalk of
Manhattan's "Great White Way" be-
fore the famous Rector's restaurant
-he won his first engagement and'
became an overnight sensation.
In "Is Everybody Happy." Ted
Lewis revives eighteen of the song
hits which have made him famous.
Included are: "Cuddle Up a Little
Closer," "Pretty Baby," "It Had To
Be You" and "Am I Blue."
pionship basketball team at a, ban-
quet Monday night at the Allenel
Company E's basketball team won
the championship for all the ASTP
companies on campus, and also de-
feated the Navy V-12 basketball
Members of the team who were
honored by Capt. Bridges were: Par-
ker, Davis, Smith, Lindy, Oliva, Sa-
torro, Leichton, Subaysik, McBride,
and Brock. First Sgt. Engel was also
one of the guests of the Captain.
Six States To Meet
LANSING, Jan. 13-UP)-Michigan
is one of six states invited by the U.S.
Office of Education to participate mi
a study of community counseling
services for veterans and disabled
workers, George H. Fern, director of
the State Board of Control for Vo-
cational Education, said today.
Plans for constructing community
recreation buildings in Wayne and;
Garden City at a cost of $84,000 each'
were approved Wednesday by the I
Federal Works Administration at a
meeting of the Recreation Commit-
tee of the Michigan Office of Civilian
Defense at McKenny Hall, Ypsilanti.
The Federal Security Agency de-
cided after a survey of Michigan thata
Wayne, Garden City and Inkster
were most in need of buildings which
would provide wholesome recreation
and a meeting place for civilian war
workers and families.
Downing E. Proctor, of the FSA,
reported that the area comprising
Wayne, Romulus, Belleville, Inkster
and Garden City with a population
of 100,000 has as its only sources of
community recreation at the present
four movie theatres, three bowling
alleys, three schools gymnasiums and
75 licensed beer gardens.
LOST and FOUND
LOST - Brown and gold Scheaffer
pen engraved with name Clara
Sowulewski. Lost in or around An-
gell Hall. Phone 22521, ext. 262.
PART TIME NOW
FULL TIME LATER
A NEW Electronic type non-destruc-
tive hardness testing machine that
is now and will continue to be in
great demand after the war is soon
to be put into production. We are
an entirely new 'company and we
need an energetic electrical engin-
eer to spend a limited amount of
spare time now learning the es-
sentials of the machine to superin-
tend later manufacture and future
development. This is a most ex-
ceptional opportunity and it will
require an eitceptional man. Please
give full details about yourself in
writing -- state eligibility under
WMPC. Your letter will be strictly
confidential. Alfred B. Hard Co.,
602 First National Building.
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BUY wanted for part-time work. Call
iri person at RADIO Record Shop
between 10 and 5:30 p.m.
TWO boys wanted for work in kitch-
en for luncheon and dinner for
board of three meals a day. Please
phone Mrs. Rowles at 2-3279.
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