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Personnel Men
Students Take
Special Course
Students of public personnel work
at the University are distinguished by
having one of their required courses
Political Science 93, Public Personnel
Management, taught by Mr. Litch-
field of the Michigan Civil Service
Commission.
Because Mr. Litchfield is in touch
with everyday problems he gives a
realistic approach to personnel work.
"The course is practical and valuable
for he has a great deal of personal
experience on which to base his les-
sons," Ruth Daniels, '44, one of his
students said. .
His course, which meets from 7:30
to 9:30 in 215 Haven Hall, is open to
graduate students and seniors in
public administration and political
science and those interested in per-
sonnel management in public admin-
istration and psychology. More stu-
,dents may still enroll in this semest-
er's section.
A graduate of this University, Mr.
Litchfield secured his Ph. D. in Public
Administration in 1940. He taught
at Brown University and is now con-
*nected with research work in the
Civil Service Commission.
According to a survey there are
four times as many positions open to
personnel managers as there are men
and women to fill them. This condi-
tion is aggravated by the war.
The. demands in Michigan have
been so great that the Michigan Civil
Service Commission has prevailed
upon the University to offer special
courses in Public Personnel Work.
Messiah, Brings
Special Artists
Four outstanding musical artists
will participate in the University Mu-
sceal Society's annual presentation
of the Messiah concert Dec. 19 in
Hill Auditorium.
Agnes Davis, New York soprano,
Lillian Knowles, contralto, William
Miller, tenor, and Wellington Exckiel,
bass, will be the featured artists.
Palmer -Christian will preside at
the organ and a special Messiah or-
chestra of , University students and
townspeople will support the singing
of the University Choral Union, all
under the "direction of Hardin Van
,eursen.
Tickets will be available from oday
until the concert in the offices of the
University Musical Society:
LANDES TO SPEAK TODAY
Dr. Kenneth K. Landes, dean of
the Department of Geology, will ad-
dress a dinner meeting of the Cass
City Community Club in Cass City
today. "Vlinerals and World Affairs"
is the subject of his lecture.
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Timberlake
To 'Address
ASCE Today
Clare H. Timberlake, '29, who has
spent the past 13 years in the state
department, will speak at the ASCEk
meeting at 7:15 p.m. today in the
Union.
Mr. Timberlake, who has charge
of all foreign contracts for engineer-
ing improvements, will discuss his
.experiences in the foreign service.
During his employment in the
state department Mr. Timberlake
has been in Canada, Buenos Aires,
Montevideo, Zurich, Vego, and has
spent the last three and a half years
in Aden, Arabia.
At the time of the Spanish. Revo-
lution he was in Spain. Later on,
while stationed in Aden, he was near
the scene of the Italian entry into
Africa, and was there the day Haile
Selassie, a close friend of his, came
back.
Mr. Timberlake will arrive at 5
p.m. and will be entertained at din-
ner by the members of Alpha Tau
Omega, with which he was affiliated.
From there he will go to the ASCE
meeting.
All engineers and servicemen are
invited, but they are asked to be
there promptly since Mr. Timber-
lake must leave at 8:15 p.m.
Churhes Urge
United Front
Van Dusen Denounces
Un-Christian Peace
If we are to have a just and dur-
able peace, the Christians of the
country must present a united front
to out-think, out-fight and out-act
those who seek to make an un-
Christian peace, Dr. H. P. Van Dusen
of the Union Theological Seminary,
said Sunday at a mass meeting in
the Congregational Church.
At the'mass meeting, highlight of
the all-day Christian Mission on
World Order, Harlie L. Smith, presi-
dent of William Wood College and
Dr. Paul Hutchinson, managing edi-
tor of the Christian Century also
spoke. After the speeches, questions
from the floor w~ere directed to the
three men.
Dr. Van Dusen also emphasized
that Christians in their attempts to
influence statesmen and peacemak-
ers must learn to speak the language
of politics or their efforts would be
in vain.
Young peoples discussion groups
were held Sunday night in the First
Presbyterian and First Methodist
Churches with Dr. Van Dusen and
Dr. Hutchinson acting as chairmen.

Giant Aerial Battle Foreseen in Italy Soon;
U.S., British Forces Prepare for Second Front,

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Allies Predict Crack in
Luftwaffe Air Power
By The Associated Press
ALLIED MILITARY HEADQUAR-
TERS SOMEWHERE IN ITALY, Nov
8-There is every prospect that,
starting in December, one of the
war's last great air struggles will be
fought in the skies over Italy between
the Luftwaffe and the powerful Am-
erican-British airforce in this thea-
ter.
Officers who had been attached to
the staff of Field Marshal Gen. Al-
bert Kesselring quote him as saying
the full strength of the Luftwaffe will
be turned to the Mediterranean for
the winter after weather blocks ope-
ration on the Russian front.
Last Gasp of War
Allied military men believe that
any such large-scale German air ef-
fort will mean its last big gasp of the
war and that the crack in German
military strength in this war will
come not in the fleet as in the last
war but in the air force.
While Kesselring is reported to
have been removed from command
in Italy and replaced by Field Mar-
shal Erwin Rommel, this is expected
to make no difference in the German
high command's plans.
The Germans realize fully the
might of the Allied airforce being as-
sembled in the Mediterranean for a
winter attack against Germany and
are determined to stop it at all costs.
Germans To Concentrate
It is expected the Germans will
concentrate numbers of fighters in
the Po Valley to try to intercept Al-
lied bomber fleets as they cross the
Alps.
A vital factor in war superiority is
the daylight bomber and the Ger-
mans thus far have been unable to
develop such a weapon that can
stand up against fighters.
Co. A Stages
All Night Battle
Starting out at 11slast night and
returning at 10 this morning, the
men of Company A took part in their
first all night maneuvers in the vi-
cinity of the Golfsidae Academy.
The soldiers were divided into two
groups, one attacking and the other
defending. During the night the men
were on forced march. At dawn they
participated in the attack and de-
fense of an area.
The entire maneuvers were in
charge of cadet and commissioned
officers. Each group knew nothing
of what the other group was doing.
Therefore, they had to make their
plans at the last minute on the
field.

Informants Term Coming
Invasion Unprecedented
By The Associated Press
LONDON, Nov. 8.-American and
British troops are swiftly preparing
for the Second Front which Marshal
Joseph Stalin has said is near and
which President Roosevelt and Prime
Minister Churchill have promised
will be on an unprecedented scale.
Bits of information filter through
official channels which tell the ene-.
my nothing he doesn't know, but in-
dicate that the preparations are un-
der way on a rising tide of anticipa-
tion.
Best in History
The, American Army that will
storm history's mightiest fortress will
be better prepared, better equipped
and in greater strength than any ar-
my that ever took the field under
the stars and stripes.
They will meet the best of Hitler's
army beside an Allied force equally
powerful, as thoroughly trained in
new techniques, and superbly equip-
ped.
Obviously no major attack will be
launched without the full support of
armored, artillery and air units.
Navy Will Be Prepared
The framework for the administra-
tion, command and supply of mili-
tary forces on an unprecedented
scale is now taking shape in Britain.
Within this framework is a liaison
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but they aren't ther'e now so I guess
we must be better," Lieut. Cooper
declared.
In describing the native inhabi-
tants of the island, he pointed out
that they are used for carriers of
food, guns and ammunition. They
speak pidgin-English which is Eng-
lish mixed with native phrases.
"Bearing an acute dislike for the
Japs they were very friendly to the
Americans," Lieut. Cooper said.
"The Japs are well trained. Many
of them even speak English, which
is an accomplishment of inestimable
value in attacks," Lieut. Cooper add-
ed.
After being wounded Lieut. Coo-
per was evacuated by plane to some;
other islands and finally to New Zea-
land. He was more than happy to
return to the states in the latter
part of April after spending 15
months overseas.

organization patterned after that
used in . the Mediterranean Theater
to weld Allied land, sea and airforce
into a single, devastating" weapon.'
America's Navy ,also -may be ex-
pected to be fully -prepared for its
place in the armada .that may. dwarf
the Allied Mediterranean fleets.
American units, including an air-
craft carrier, are already disclosed to
have been operating with the Bri-
tish home fleet, and if reinforcements
are needed it may be assumed that
other units of the'United States fleet
will be ranged alongside Britain's
squadrons.

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An ambitious program of works by
modern American composers has
been planned for presentation this
year by the Cleveland Orchestra,
Erich Leinsdorf, its new conductor,
revealed in an after-concert review
Sunday.
"It is my belief," Leinsdorf said,
"that modern native works tend to
lighten concerts without making any
compromise with the symphonic dig-
nity of orchestral music."
"Among the works which will be
performed by the orchestra during
the coming concert season," he con-
tinued, "is the radio premiere of
Boruslav Martinu, Second symphony,
which will take place on Dec. 12, and

also Aaron Copland's 'Lincoln Por-
trait' to be given some time in Feb-
ruary."
When asked about his favorite
modern American composers, Leins-
dorf replied that that could best be
answered by .those whose works he
played. Judging by his concert pro-
gram that would put Morton Gould
and George Gershwin high on the
list.
The conductor also expressed an
interest in the music of Samuel Bar-
ber, and a keen admiration for the
English modernist William Walton.
Changing the subject to a discus-
sion of the classical side of Sunday
night's program, he said he had per-
formed the Schubert Seventh Sym-
phony because he knew that it
hadn't been heard here in a long
time.
His train time drawing near,
Leinsdorf bade his friends and ad-
mirers goodnight and left for a con-
cert the next night in Jackson.

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