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MESA Dispute Ends; 25,000 Back at Work

4-Day Dispute in War Plants
Is Temporarily Terminated
Resolution Is Adopted To Allow Union To Use
Full Economic Strength To Defend Interests
By The Associated Press
CLEVELAND, Feb. 7.-The National Administrative Committee of the
Mechanics Educational Society of America "temporarily" ended a four-day
strike today, sending 25,000 members back to war jobs in some two-score
Ohio and Michigan plants.
The committee, a 110-member executive board, adopted a resolution by
a vote of 102-to-8 in which it said the union "reserves the right to defend its
interests by the full use of its economic strength."
The group named a delegation of 10 members, including President
George White and Secretary Matthew Smith, to "wait on" the National
Labor Relations Board and the War Labor Board at Washington tomorrow.

Feller Stars in South. Pacific Game

Nikopol Drive Severs
Enemy Escape Roads
Hitler Reprted Ordering German Troops
To Hold Essential Manganese Center
By The Associated Press
LONDON, Feb. 7.-Russian troops fought their way to within three
miles of the heart of Nikopol on the lower Dnieper River today and pro-
ceeded with the slaughter of 75,000 pocketed German troops who were re-
ported ordered by Adolph Hitler to hold the manganese center at all costs.
With the Germans' rail escape route severed and the highway leading
out of the city raked by Soviet artillery, the Russians were on the verge of
reconquering one of the biggest military prizes still held by the Germans
along a turbulent 1,000-mile front.
Nikopol's mines are said to be the source of half of all the manganese
the Nazis -now are getting. The Germans must have it to keep producint
Two hundred miles to the northwest other Russian armies bored five
miles deeper into a closing circle where the survivors of more than 100,000
-+ trapped Germans were being killed
or captured below the middle Dnieper
U.-S. Toops River.
The two big Soviet traps in the
Dnieper Bend threatened to collapse
Push Germans the entire southern front.
Moscow's communique said Gen.
Back atAnzioMarkian M. Popov's Second Baltic
Army had captured more than 80
Powerul N zi Frces villages north and northwest of No-
Powerful Nazi Forces vosokolniki. This puts the Russians
Prepare To Launch only 60 miles from the Latvian bor-

Smith and White have been served
with War Labor Board subpoenas
directing them to appear.
"Long and protracted discussion,"
said the resolution, "resulted in a de-
cision to temporarily call off the work
stoppage pending a report from
Washington as to whether there is
any disposition on the part of gov-
ernment agencies having to do with
labor matters to give adequate rep-
resentation to unions not affiliated to
the AFL and CIO."
Smith, prior to the committee ses-
sion, said MESA was determined to
fight "a situation in which independ-
ent unions are tried by our enemies"
in federal labor agency procedure.
He referred, he said, to CIO and AFL
representation on the War Labor
Board. .
The committee decided to remain
in session here "until further notice,"
since the Washington delegation was
not authorized to act in MESA's be-
Washte naw
Bond Sales
Stepped Up
University Still Needs
$45,000 To Achieve
Its Goal of $160,000
Washtenaw County bond sales are
"going splendidly as far as total
bonds sold are concerned," Chair-
man Warren Cook said yesterday, but
he added, "it is questionable whether
we will make our E bond quota."
The sum of all type bonds sold
throughout the county now stands at
$5,749,802.50. This leaves some $1,-
727,197.50 of the $7,477,000 quota to
be made up within the remaining
week of the Fourth War Loan Drive.
Auditor Dana Seeley reported a gain
of $109,565.75 over Saturday's total1
in the audit taken yesterday.,
Although the Ann Arbor quota for
types of bonds other than the E
series has been passed, only a little
more than 50 per cent of the $1,500,-1
000 Series E quota has been filled.1
According to Cook, the committee is
"vitally interested in the E quota
from now on."
At the close of business Tuesday,
R. Gordon Griffith, chairman of the
University War Bond Drive, reported
that $115,350 worth of bonds had been
bought through the University up to
yesterday. Thus the University has1
approximately $45,000 to go toward
its goal of $160,000.
Cook urges any resident who has1
not yet been contacted to order bondsj
through a bank or other appropriate
agency or to call the war bond office
at 9404.
A University "bond belle" may bet
contacted bya call to the Michigan
League, 23251, extension 7.
Mischa Elman
To Give Concert
Mischa Elman, noted violinist and
a favorite of concert audiences for1
almost 50 years, will present the
Ninth Choral Union program at 8:301
p.m. Thursday in Hill Auditorium.1
First heard in this country when
Oscar Hammerstein brought him
from triumphs in Europe to play at
the old Manhattan Opera House in
1908, Elman was trained at the St.
Petersburg Conservatory by the fam-
ous Professor Leopold Auer. He was
the first student admitted to this
great teacher's classes without pre-l

World News
In Brief...
Soldiers' Vote Postponed
WASHINGTON', Feb. ;7.-(P)-In
a last dtch move to beat a federal
war ballot, its Senate opponents got
the House-approved states rights bill
to the.floor today and so entangled
the Senate in parliamentary red tape
that further consideration of service
voting legislation was put off until
tomorrow. - -
Helsinki Is Bombed
LONDON, Feb. 7.-(I)-Thous-
ands of Finns fled from Helsinki
today, their capital still smoking
from a Russian bombing, which
wrote for their government a fiery
notice to get put of the war now.
The 'crisIs for Finland appeared
nearing a' shewdon. ,
Wallace Assures 4th Term
Vice-President Henry A. Wallace said
today he was confident President
Roosevelt would run for a fourth
term, but would not say he, himself,
would be a candidate for a second
term as Vice-President.
cSwin' Ticket
Sales Continue
Servicemen Can Buy
In Quads Tomorrow
Featuring a special sale for service-
men in both the East and WesQuads
during the noon mess tomorrow, the
general ticket sale for "Symphony
and Swing" will continue today in
the corridor of "U" Hall, the League
and the Union.
Michigan's latest sensation-Sym-
phony and Swing-will feature a
two-part program highlighting the;
Michigan Concert Band and Earl
"Father" Hines and his entire musi-
cal organization.
Tickets will be sold throughout the
school day in "U" Hall and will be
sold during the afternoon at both the
League and Union.
Known for his "trumpet style" of'
piano playing "the Father" will pre-
sent a symposium in swing doing
many of the old favorites that have'
made him famous with his modern'
rendition of boogey woogey style.
Michigan's Concert Band, long
recognized as one of the outstanding
collegiate concert organizations in
the country, will present a program
of varied classical and light classical1
William D. Revelli, who has be-
come a tradition on the campus for
his band and orchestral work, will
conduct the 80-piece orchestra.
All proceeds from the afternoon
musical production will be given to
the Bomber Scholarship Fund. Ar-
rangements for the program are be-
ing handled by a central committee
representing the Union Council, The
Daily, the band organization, and the
Bomber Scholarship Committee.
Dr. Park, VU
Graduate, Dies
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 7.-(A)-
Dr. Robert Ezra Park, 80, sociologist,

Robert Feller (at bat), former star Cleveland Indians hurler, waits to take a cut at the ball during
an all-star camp baseball game at a base "somewhe re in the South Pacific," according to information
' sent with this picture to John Carmichael, Chicago D aily News sports editor. Feller is now aboard a battle-
ship. During this game he struck out 15 men and d rove in three runs.

Play Production
To Dramatize
Greek Farce
Comic Roles Portray
Confusion Occurring in
'Comedy of Errors'
Marcia Nelson and Barbara Hol-
bert will portray utter comic confu-
sion as the two twins, , Antipholus of
Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus,
when Play Production of the speech
department gives the first perform-
ance of Shakespeare's "The Comedy
of Errors" at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The second set of twins, the two
Dromios, will be played by Zeta Bar-
bour as the Dromio of Syracuse and
Frances Sacks as the Dromio of Eph-
esus. The role of the Duke in all of
his grandeur will be taken by Jean
Westerman. May Chosed will play
Adriana and the role of Luciana will
be taken by Miriam Ruge.,
"The Comedy of Errors" which
consists of one series of farcical situ-
ations after another is being pro-
duced in the most elaborate style
possible. The costumes are those
which were used in the New York
production of "The Boys from Syra-
cuse," the musical take-off of "The
Comedy of Errors" by Eddie Albert.
Following the motif set by the cos-
tumes the entire production of the
sets for the comedy, designed and di-
rected by Herbert Philippi, are on the
Greek order.
A harp ensemble directed by Lynn
Palmer, of the School of Music, will
provide the music for the overture.
and the incidental music throughout
the play. This is the first time in the
history of campus dramatics that
such an ensemble has been used.
Also a unique feature of this pro-
duction is the matinee performance1
which will be given at 2:30 p.m. Sat-7
urday. By yesterday reservations had
been made for it by school groups
from Milan High School, Ypsilanti1
Lincoln Consolidated School, Uni-
versity High School and the Bach In-
termediate School.
Judging from these and other sales,
it is expected many will attend thet
Tickets for the comedy may be ob-J
tained at the Lydia Mendelssohn

Navy Attacks Japanese
Isle in Home Territory

Associated Press Correspondent
(Delayed)-The first United States
naval force to attack Japanese home:
territory is steaming safely home-
ward, leaving the flustered enemy on
Paramiishiro Island's Kurabu Point
firing harmlessly into the air- and sea
and aloi their own beaches.
Our task force poured shells for
20 minutes into harbor and land
installations on the east and south
side of Kurabu Point today, causing
fires and explosions ashore, damaged
WSSF Drive.
For Textbooks
Continues Here
The campus campaign for text-
books to be sent to prisoners of war
all over the world has swung into its
second day with receptacles placed in
the League, Union and International
Sponsored by Pan -Hellenic, As-
sembly, the Union, Women's War
Council and the International Cen-
ter, tl e local drive is under the aus-
pices of the World Student Service
Fund, an organization created by
American students as a means of ex-
pressing their solidarity with their
suffering fellow students all over the
The WSSF book campaign is de-
signed to create a stockpile of text-
books for students who are crowded
in prison or in internment camps, or
who are living a strange life in a
strange land as refugees. They may
be starving in occupied lands whose
universities have been closed, but
they continue to study privately as
long as their energy lasts.
College text books which are in
current use are requested. Language
study books for any language, and
books for professional subjects such
as law, medicine and theology are al-
so needed.

a small merchant ship, and departed
without.suffering at scratch.
(Paramushiro, lying at the north-
ern 'extremity of the Kurile Islands,
which include Japan itself, is ap-
proximately 1,200 miles north of
The Japanese, unpleasantly accus-
tomed to United States air attack,
must have been looking skyward, for
warships in the task force command-
ed by Rear Admiral Wilder D. Baker
should have been visible as dark
shadows as they steamed in bright
moonlight within five miles of shore
To add to the Nipponese confusion
planes of Commodore Leslie E. Gehr-
es' fleet air wing four-the "Tokyo
Short Line Express"-did hit Para-
mushiro and Shimushu tonight strik-
ing in two sections shortly after the
naval bombardment. All planes re-
turned safely.
Three Officials
Resign OWI
Settlement of Wrangle
Is Victory for Davis
month-long undercover wrangle in
the Office of War Information cul-
minated tonight in announcement of
the resignation of three top-ranking
New York officials of the overseas di-
vision headed by Robert E. Sher-
The settlement was plainly a vic-
tory for OWI Director Elmer Davis,
for the dispute originated with his
demand that the three be dismissed
in the interest of better coordination
of psychological warfare.tSherwood
had refused to carry out the order.
Sherwood, it was announced, will
continue as director of the overseas
branch, but will leave shortly for a
brief trip to London to make final ar-
rangements for "an intensification
of psychological warfare against the

Attack South of Rome
By The Associated Press
ITALY, Feb. 7.-Slammed back by
American troops in their latest at-
tack on the Anzio beachhead, power-
fully reinforced Nazi divisions re-
coiled today and prepared to launch
still heavier onslaughts against Allied
Holdings south of Rome.
"Each local- attack that has been
launched by the Germans was a feel-
ing-out blow for a real test of the
beachhead's security," wrote Daniel
De Luce of the Associated Press.
Pointing out that the beachhead
consisted ~of low, rolling hills and
oultivated plain unsuited fo- defense,
De 'Luce added 'that, "The beach-
head's security depends on its men
and guns."
Reinforced by elements of the
715th motorized infantry division
from southern France, the 'Nazis
rammed through the American lines
west of Cisterna to a depth of about
500 yards early Sunday morning, but
were driven back by a counterattack
shortly after dawn.
Prosecutor in
Pontiac Dies
Coroner Sys Wilson
Committed Suicide
PONTIAC, Feb. 7-UP)-Associates,
alarmed by a telephone message that
"this is it," found Oakland County
Prosecutor Charles L. Wilson dead in
his office of a bullet wound tonight,
his 38-caliber revolver beside him.
Dr. Leon F. Cobb, Oakland coroner,
said Wilson had killed himself.
His death came on the eve of the
scheduled filing of a petition, which
he announced recently that he was
preparing, to have the Circuit court
set aside the life sentence of Allan
Livingston, now 58, who has already
served 25 years on a charge of mur-
dering a 10-year-old Ferndale girl.

While some of Gen. Rodion Y. Ma-
linovsky's third Ukraine front units
were breaking into Nikopol from the
east, other Soviet formations west
of the city had only an eight-mile
gap to close between them and the
Dnieper River below the city. That
would firmly seal the Russian trap
on the five Axis divisions in the area.
Allies .Deliver
Hard Blo'ws pat
Rabaul Airfield
By' The Associated Press
day.-Allied fighters and bombers
delivered two hard blows Saturday
against Lakunal airdrome at Rabaul
on New Britain, meeting strong anti-
aircraft fire but again weak Japan.
ese aerial resistance, Gen.. Douglas
MacArthur announced today.
More than 150 planes participated
in the attacks, all from Solomon Isl-
ands bases in the South Pacific.
About two score Japanese planes
attempted to intercept the attackers.
Seven of them were shot down and
four more probably destroyed. The
Allies lost four aircraft.
Re-zoning Plea
Still Unsettled
No decision was reached at the ci-
ty council meeting last night on the
proposed re-zoning of the lot on the
northwest corner of Washtenaw and
South University to permit the con-
struction of a gas station.
A decision on the question will be
reached at the council meeting which
will be held in two weeks.
Re-zoning would put the lot from
B zone, a residential section as it now
is, to C zone which would permit the
construction of a station.

Collegiate Barber Shop Quartet
To Compete on Night of V-Ball

The I-M Building will resound with
echoes of "Down by the Old Mill
Stream" and "The Bird in the Gilded
Cage" when collegiate barber-shop
quartets compete the night of V-Ball.
Servicemen on campus who have

Michigan Workshop Will Hold Panels Saturday

drawn here from across the country
are invited to form "Barber Shoo
Quartets" to represent their origin
Elimination competition to select
the three finalists-quartets which
will appear as part of the V-Ball will
be held Sunday afternoon in con-
junction with the Symphony and
Swing Program.
From the entries that sing Sunday
afternoon the judge will select those
who will appear in the final round at
the V-Ball.
All quartets participating are ask-
ed to prepare one of their college
songs and one traditional "barber-
shop" number.
All entries must be filed on or be-
fore 5 p.m. Friday either in the Stu-

Volunteer and professional workers
will have an opportunity to hear dis-
cussions on phases of recreation prob-
lems when the Southeastern Michi-
gan Recreational Workshop convenes
at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Rackham

will be led by Hans J. Schmidt, dir-
ector of the Willow Run Area Rec-
reation Project.
Other members of the panel will be
Dr. Margaret Bell, William S. Good-
ell, associate regional executive of the
United Service Organizations; Cath-

cuss narrower phases of the question.
Section meetings will be held on re-
cruiting and training volunteer lead-
ers, Dorothy Cline, director of the
Project Services of the Detroit Area
Federal Public Housing Authority,
acting as chairman; music with Dr.

recreation as an aid to community or-
ganization. Other discussions will de-
velop fainting, sketching and sculp-
ture; industrial recreation and dram-
Operational problems in youth
centers will be the topic of a round

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