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State Department Protests Jap Atroc


Two Names Removed


V Ball Ballot in Judiciary Probe

Council Eliminates'
Wiltsee, Anderson
IrregUhl es ChIarged ii Election;,
New Poll Will Be Held Tomorrow
Following -a, three-day investigation of last Friday's V-Ball election in
the literary college, the Men's Judiciary Council last night removed Har-
riette Wiltsee and Allan H. Anderson from the ballot.
The investigation arose out of "alleged irregularities" during Friday's
election when charges of electioneering and tampering with the ballot
boxes were brought before the Council.
In a statement issued last night by J. Allan Mactier, president of the
Council, it was said that "both were found guilty of electioneering prac-

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Approve New
Excise Tax Bill
Anticipated Revenue
Will Fall Far Short
Of FDR's Request
WASHINGTON, Jan 31.-(P)- A
$2,315,800,000 revenue bill, laying
heavier wartime excise rates on doz-
ens of articles and services as well as
increasing the load on individual
income taxpayers and corporations,
was approved tonight by a joint com-
mittee of senators and representa-
tives and headed for final congres-
sional action.
The conferees cleared their last
hurdle by getting together on a series
of amendments to the war contracts
renegotiation act under which the
government recovers allegedly exces-
sive payments for"ar material
Racing Amendment Out
The anticipated revenue from the
completed bill compares with $2,139,-
300,000 as the bill passed the House
and $2,275,600,000 as it left the Sen-
ate. It falls far short of an adminis-
tration request for $10,500,000,000
but it expected to increase the gov-
ernment's total annual income to
more than $43,500,000,000 a year.
In one of the last decisions before
the final agreement was announced,
the conferees rejected a House
amendment which would have taxed
pari-mutuel betting at race tracks
five per cent.
Individuals Hit Hard
Individuals will be called upon to
bear an additional $664,900,000 a
year in income taxes, but employees
and employers subject to the social
security payroll tax won't be called
upon to pay an increased rate which
would have taken effect this year
under previous laws. Against Presi-
dent Roosevelt's expressed wish, Con-
gress voted to freeze the payroll tax
at 1 per cent, on the theory that the
reserve fund is adequate to meet any
possible need.
Braves Seize
Five Palefaa'ces
Listen to this tale of romance,
Tale of Indian warrior bold.
In the early moon of greenleaves
Came they forth the stoic valiant;
Forth they romped to paleface
Wigwam one of friend great chief,
Paleface mighty among his kind:
Came he forth to take their token
Of the warpath they would tread,
Then to the mighty oak of Tappan
Dashed the screaming yelling red-
To the tree of Indian legend
When the white men pale and
Stood around the mighty oak;
Warriors choice of paleface nation
Choice of tribe to run the gauntlet.
Down the warriors, painted de-
Swooped and caught their prey
like eagles,
Loud the warcry stirred the still-
As they seized their hapless cap-

>tices contrary to regulations estab-
lished by this body."
'The full text of the statement fol-
"After a thorough investigation,
the Men's Judiciary Council has re-
moved the names of Harriette
Wiltsee and Allan I. Anderson
from the literary college Victory
Ball election ballot. Both were
found guilty of electioneering prac-
tices contrary to regulations es-
tablished by this body.
"The other candidates: Doris
Jean Coleman, Patricia Coulter,
Marjorie Rosmarin, Stan Wallace,
and Bette Willemin, are cleared.
The above five names will appear
on the ballot Wednesday, Feb. 2,
The new election to choose three
representatives for the committee
from the literary college will be held
tomorrow on campus.
The times of voting and the loca-
tion of voting booths will be an-
nounced in Wednesday's Daily to-
gether with Judiciary Council regu-
lations governing the election.
When asked to comment last
night, Harriette Wiltsee said, "I ad-
mit that I was within a 50-foot
radius of the poll, but I don't see
how I did any defrauding in the
"I have definite evidence that the
Judiciary Council investigation was
not complete," she added.
Allan Anderson could not be reach-
ed for comment at press time last
Senate Debates
Soldier Vote
Republican Defends
Roosevelt's Message
Republican defended and a Demo-
crat criticized President Roosevelt's
blistering message to Congress on
soldiers' vote legislation today as the
Senate moved through another day
of debate on the Green-Lucas bill to
give service personnel a federal ballot
in this year's election.
Senator Langer (Rep., N.D.) said
he thought the President's message,
denouncing as a "fraud" the state
ballot bill previously passed by the
Senate, "was justified and I com-
mend him for his courage in frankly
setting forth his views."
Senate leaders called the body into
session an hour earlier than usual in
an effort to get final action on the
measure today, but as the speech-
making went on and on some esti-
mated it would be Wednesday at the
earliest before final Senate disposi-
tion of the bill.
The Green-Lucas measure would
create a federal ballot commission to
distribute and collect a uniform bal-
lot among service personnel for votes
on president, vice president and
members of Congress.
The state ballot bill already ap-
proved by the Senate would leave to
the states the whole question of vot-
ing by service personnel but would
direct the Army and Navy to aid in
distributing and collecting state bal-
Franks Receives
Trophy for Ability
Julius Franks, All-American guard
in 1942, received a trophy Sunday

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United States forces hit Japanese outposts in the mid-Pacific,
bombing Wake Island. As Wake is on the route to the Marshall Islands,
it is thought that this attack was another step in preparation for an
Russian Armies Yanks Poui
Battle Close to
Estonian Border
AAF Hits Pas de Cal
Nazis Retreat Under RAF's fourteenth "
Fierce Red Blows,
LONDON, Jan. 31-(P)-America
Giving Up Equipment war planes, including four-engine
Liberators, pounded anti - invasi
LONDON, Feb. 1, Tuesday.-UP)- targets on the northern coastt
Gen. Leonid A. Govorov's Leningrad France and an airfield in Hollan
army battled its way yesterday into today in quick follow-ups to ti
the suburbs of Kingisepp, within eight RAF's 14th winter saturation attac
miles of the Estonian frontier, and on Berlin.
crossed the Luga River 27 miles The attack by Liberators and e
southeast of that pre-war customs corting Thunderbolts on military of
jectives in the Pas de Calais areai
station in a relentless surge toward northern France was the 30th Alli4
Narva's ancient battlements inside blow against these forward Nazi p
Estonia, a Moscow communique an- sitions this month. No enemy fight
nounced today. opposition was encountered and a
"Retreating under blows of the of the big bombers returned, a joie
Soviet troops the enemy is abandon- U.S. Army and British Air Ministi
ing guns, heavy mortars and stores of communique said.
military supplies," said a midnight Nine Allied Planes Missing
broadcast-bulletin recorded by the Bomb-carrying Thunderbolts, sul
Soviet Monitor. ported by Lightnings, against a
The Russians announced the cap- tacked the German air field at Gilz
ture of Lipa, two miles beyond the Rijen, Holland and, encounterir
west banks of the Luga below King- heavy Nazi fighter opposition, knoc
isepp. There were indications that ed down 13 of the enemy. RAF figh
the Russians also might have crossed ers carried out offensive patrols ov
the river closer to kingisepp. norther and western France. Fro
all of these operations, the con
munique said, nine Allied fighte
Girl Qa failed to return.
The heavy attack on the Pasc
For Child Care Calais area following the smash;
Berlin last night continued the mo
Because only two girls reported to
take care of children of bomber plantSc p of
workers and four are needed, the trip CO e o
to Ypsilanti was not made yesterday,
but ten girls will meet at 1 p.m. to- W ill
day at the side entrance of the Union BenooR y
to be driven to Willow Run by the e'
Ann Arbor Motor Corps. To Servicemen
Phyllis Aronberg, Dorothy Byce,
Jacqueline Jump, Kit Hammond, He- Designed to acquaint the 4,000 A
len Klein, Bernice Blaufarb, Jean my and Navy men stationedc
Murray, Kay Burton, Neta Everson campus with the University as a con
and Harriet Cooper will work at the posite unit, the first military conv
Foster School from 1 to 5 p.m., ac- cation ever to be held here will ta
cording to Lucy Chase Wright, who place at 4:15 p.m. Friday in H
is in charge of the Child Care Pro- Auditorium.
ject. Feeling that the majority of ser
Girls to work on the project are icemen on campus do not reali
needed especially on Mondays, Wed- what the University is, Preside
nesdays, Fridays and Sundays, Miss Alexander G. Ruthven will not on
Wright said. Anyone who wishes to explain what is trying to be done f
work evenings may eat dinner there. both the serviceman and the civilia
but also what position the Universi
Snow Ruins Record holds in the community, the sta
and the nation.
January Weather Dean of Students Joseph A. Bur
ley will preside at the convocati
Students hurried to their 8 o'clocks and supplementary talks will be gi
yesterday, wearing their spring coats en by Col. Frederick C. Rogers al
and expecting to find a continuation Capt. Richard Cassidy, commandar
of the January heat wave, only to of the Army and Navy units on ca
discover that snow had blanketed pus.

expected invasion of the Marshall group. Tokyo radio has already
spread rumors of such as invasion, but the Navy has not verified the

nd Holland,
as ionTargets
ais Area Following
Winter Attack on Berlin
an sustained air offensive in history and
ed gave a January total of 20 major at-
on tacks from Britain against Germany
of and occupied territories despite win-
nd ter weather.
he Report Berlin Attacked
ck A strong indication that bomb-
battered, blazing Berlin was under-
,s going a new attack came in a report
o- rom Stockholm'of a rupture in com-
in munications between that city and
ed the Nazi capital-usually a sign of a
o_ raid in progress.
alI Lt. Harmon To
ry Talk on Attitude
t- Of Men at War
e- Lt. Tom Harmon, Michigan's All-
k- American gridiron and war hero, will
t-speak at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Hill
t Auditori in under the auspices of the
)m Post-War Council.
m Harmon, who has been in both the
rs North African and Chinese theatres
of war, will discuss the attitude of
the boys at the front towards the
de war. He will tell the audience what
at the'average soldier is fighting for.
st "The War Front Reports to the
Home Front" is the general topic of
his speech.
In discussing the topic of his lec-
ture, Harmon said that he favored
the use of a federal'ballot for voting
by servicemen. In a release to the
"Ballots for the Armed Forces Com-
mittee," Harmon also stated, "The
boys over there think they should be
.r- allowed to elect their representatives
on here." He will deal with this topic
m- further in his speech tomorrow.

Allies Extend
Bridgehead in
Cisterna Area
U.S. 5th Army Dents
Part of Gustave Line
Near North Cassino
giers, Jan. 31.-(/P)-Allied forces
have extended their bridgehead be-
low Rome by successful attacks near
.the German strongpoint of Cisterna,
26 miles southeast of the Eternal Ci-
ty, while Americans on the main
Fifth Army front smashed through
part of the powerful Gustav Line in
fierce fighting just north of Cassino,
it was announced today.
The German High Command, in a
broadcast heard here, reported the
Allies had lashed out north and
northeast of their Anzio beachhead
with "strong infantry and tank forc-
es," and acknowledged that several
dents had been made in Nazi defens-
es in the Cassino area.
Front dispatches said highways
were crowded with German motor
convoys, rushing through the night
with lights blazing despite the men-
ace of Allied air attack.
Critical Period of
War Near-Marshall
General George C. Marshall, Army
Chief of Staff, asserted tonight that
the most critical period of the war is
nearing and that "enormous stores"
of guns, planes and munitions are be-
ing assembled on the world battle-
This crucial period, he said in a
Fourth War Loan address broadcast
by CBS, will demand the "over-
whelming support of the American
people for our troops overseas in the
great operations now pending."'

H ll States
Navy Bombers Raid
Wake Island, Rumored
Invasion Still in Doubt
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Jan, 31. - The
State Department announced today
that it had protested to the Japanese
government on Jan. 27 against the
brutal atrocities and cruelties inflic-
ed upon American prisoners of war
in the Philippines.
The disclosure was made in a
statement detailing numerous pro-
tests to Tokyo against various in-
stances of mistreatment of American
internees and prisoners contrary to
Japan's promise to abide by the Gen-
eva agreement on treatment of pris-
oners of war.
(Japan is not a party to this but
at the outset of the war agreed to
apply its provisions to Americans in
Japanese hands.)
One of the specific points of pro-
test included in the note dispatched
to Tokyo through Swiss diplomatic
channels last Thursday was the fat
that American nationals have been
punished merely for complaining
about their conditions of captivity.
There was no amplification of this
point, which was listed with 17 othrs
in one of two notes sent out on the
27th. The second note dealt with
specific instances of the failure
the Japanese government to abide I4
its commitments as outlined in the
18 points.
* *- *
U.S. Hits Japs
In Marsh alts
By The Associated Press
American sea and air forces pn-
ishing Japanese Mid-Pacific outposts
with the heaviest bombardments of
the war extended their attacks to
Wake Island, the Navy announced
last night as Tokyo radio hinted in-
vasion forces were pouring into the
Marshall Islands.
Two squadrons of Coronado sea-
planes, apparently making a round
trip flight of around 2,000 miles from
either Midway or the Gilbert Islands,
bombed Wake Saturday night and
returned without loss. It was the
tenth raid on the former American
island and the first since Oct. 5 when
warships and planes blasted installa-
tions with more than 1,000 tons of
Presumably it was a diversionary
action for the assault by United
States planes andwarships on the
Marshalls, 400 miles to the south.
Wake is a stepping stone in the Ja-
panese aerial supply route to the
Despite reports of "fierce fighting"
from the Tokyo radio, there was no
indication from the United States
naval command that the unprece-
dentedly heavy raids on the Mar-
shalls constituted an invasion.
Ford Employees
Still Picket Plants
DETROIT, Jan. 31.-(P)-Strlking
laboratory workers continued to pick-
et plants of the Ford Motor Co. to-
night, although production workers
affiliated with the United Automo-
bile Workers (C10) passed through
the picket lines at will when shifts
Ford officials charged that many

of the pickets, members of the Fra-
ternity of Laboratory Workers (inde-
pendent), did not know "what the
picketing is all about" and declared
a principal issue was the company's
refusal to pay the salary of the union
Legislature Finances
Grand Jury Trials
LANSING, Jan. 31.-MP)-The Leg-
islature, meeting under the cloud of
a grand jury investigation which has


Two Women Marines To Tell
Reserve Corps' Opportunities

In conjunction with the special
recruiting drive for the Marine Corps
Women's Reserve, Sgt. Merry Mc-"
Carraugh and Sgt. Ruth M. Lange
will talk with University women
about their branch of the service
from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and
from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow in
the lobby of the Michigan League.

training courses, Sgt. McCarraugh,
who was a'memberof the second
class' to graduate from this camp,
said, "You learn map-reading, naval
law, marine organization, military
courtesy and discipline. You also
learn how to drill. Life is very vigor-
ous; you get up at 5:30 a.m. and go
to bed at 9. This lasts six weeks and
then you are a full-fledged Marine."
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