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TDNThTiiDWA, NOV, 10, 1942

United States Marines

Will Celebrate

168th Birthday Today


History of Leatherneeks Read
To Troops at Morning Muster

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Warrant Officer W. W. Croyle,
TJSMC, Assistant to the Officer in
Charge of the Marine Detachment
on campus, read the following article
to the 250 Marines stationed here at
7:30 a.m. muster this morning in
honor of the 168th birthday of the
Marine Corps.
"On Nov. 10, 1775, a Corps of Ma-
rines was created by a resolution of
the Continental Congress. Since that
date many men have borne the name
Marine. In memory of them it is
fitting , that we who are Marines
should commemorate the birthday
of our Corps by calling to mind the
glories of its long and illustrious his-
Brilliant Record Noted
"The record of our Corps is one
which will bear comparison with that
of the most famous military organi-
zations in the world's history. During
the greater part of its existence the
Marine Corps has been in action
against the Nation's foes.
"Since the Battle of, Trenton, Ma-
rines have won foremost honors in
war and in the long era of tranquil-
lity at home, generation after gener-
ation of Marines have grown gray in
war in both hemispheres, and in ev-
ery corner of the seven seas, that our
country and its citizens might enjoy
peace and security.
Numerous Honors Won
"In every battle and skirmish since
the birth of our Corps, Marines have
acquitted themselves with the great-
est distinction, winning new honors
on each occasion until the term 'Ma-
rine' has come to signify all that is
highest in military efficiency and
soldierly virtue.
"This high name of distinction and
soldierly repute we who are Marines
today have receiyed from those who
preceded us in the Corps. With it we
also received from them the eternal
spirit which has animated our Corps
from generation to generation and
has been the distinguishing mark of
the Marines in every age.
Emergencies Will Be Met
"So long as that spirit continues
to flourish Marines will be found
equal to every emergency in the fu-
ture as they have been in the past,

and the men of our Nation will re-
gard us as worthy successors to the
long line of illustrious men who have
served as 'Soldiers of the Sea' since
the founding of the Corps.
"On this our 168th birthday, the
above message will be published to
all members of the United States
Marine Corps, whether they may be
aboard a mighty warship-in the
Solomons or at home bases guarding
the shores of this mighty Nation."
This article, which was sent to the
commanding officer of every United
States Marine Detachment, will be
read today to Marines stationed on
every part of the globe.
O(fn Campus ...
Prof. R. C. Hussey, of the Depart-
ment of Geology, will speak on "The
Parade of the Dinosaurs" at 7:45 p.
m. today in the Rackham Amphi-
His lecture, sponsored by Phi Sig-
ma Society, is open to the public.
It will be illustrated by slides.
Sports Club Will M eet.. ..
The La Crosse Club will meet at
4:30 p. m. today at Palmer Field, Pat
Daniels, '45, club manager, has an-
nounced. Members must come dressed
for active play.
Petitions Due Monday..
Petitions are due Monday for the
Engineering election, which will be
held Wednesday; Nov. 17. Two rep-
resentatives from each class are to
be elected. Petitions must contain
sixteen signatures, qualifications, and
suggestions for the future.
House Heads To Meet .. .
There will be a meeting of all
house presidents at 5 p. m. today in
the Grand Rapids Room of the
League to formulate plans for the
coming year, Ann McMillan, presi-
dent of Judiciary Council, announc-
USO Girls To Register.. ..
Mrs. Robert, Burton, director of
the community USO Service Club to
be opened in the near future, an-
nounced that the last opportunity
for women to register for membership
will be from 3 p. m. to 5 p. m. and
from 7 p. m. to 9 p. n. today.
Coeds To Sign for JGP .. .
Any coeds interested in working
on skits and songs, publicity, cor-
sages, and booth and house bond and
stamp sales committees for Junior
Girls Project may sign up from 3 p.
m. to 5 p. m. today through Friday
in the Undergraduate Office of the
Sophs May Petition.. ..
Sophomore women interested in
working on the central committee of
Sophomore Project may leave their
petitions in Carol Evans' box in the
Undergraduate Office of the League
today through Saturday. Interview-
ing will be held from 3 p. m. to 4:30
p. m. Monday and Tuesday of next

Marine Serves
All Over World,
For 16 Years
'Gunner' Croyle Earns
Service Ribbons, Sees
Action in Haiti, Chia
From far-off northern climes to
sunny tropic scenes seems to apply
to Warrant Officer W. W. Croyle,
who has been a Marine for over six-
teen years and is now attached for
duty with the Marine Detachment,
Navy V-12 Unit here.
Having entered the regular Marine
Corps on Aug. 3, 1927, he has served
at 12 posts where Marines are sta-
Wears Ribbons, Bars
Mr. Croyle, who wears the Marine
Corps Expeditionary Ribbon and the
Marine Corps Good Conduct Ribbon
with three bars, saw service in the
Republic of Haiti during the Haitian
uprising and subsequent martial law
in 1929 and participated in the de-
fense of the International Settle-
ment at Shanghai, China, 1932, with
the famous Fourth Marines, who
were taken prisoners of war by Japan
in the fall of Bataan.
Was President's Guard
He also served in the President's
Guard at President Hoover's Camp
Rapidan in Virginia and did guard
duty at Pearl Harbor, Mare Island,
Calif., and the Navy Yards in Ports-
mouth, Va., and Philadelphia, Pa.
He also served under General Smed-
ley D. Butler as a provost guard at
Quantico, Va.
Transferred in June
Mr. Croyle was transferred to the
University of Michigan in June of
this year as Assistant Officer in
Charge of the Marine Detachment
being formed on the campus. He
came here from the Reserve Offi-
cer's Class at Quantico, where the
students he is now giving military
training will be' instructed in mili-
tary science as.Second Lieutenants.
He is known as the "Marine Gun-
ner" to students of the V-12 program.
V-12 Men Come
From Sea Duty
275 More Bluejackets
Stationed on Campus
Of the 275 bluejackets who arrived
here Nov. 1, 70 were from the Coast
Guard and Navy, many having seen
combat duty with the fleet.
A few of the other newly arrived
bluejackets are transfer students
from othef V-12 units, and all the
others are raw recruits who just
completed their high school pro-
grams. .
Oneof the V-12 men who just ar-
rived has four stars signifying four
major engagements. A few of the
new arrivals have a couple of stars
and many have one star. Almost all
the men who come from combat duty
have ribbons.
At the end of last semester 68.V-12
men were sent - to midshipmen's
school at Columbia, New York, 80 to
Norfolk, Va., for further training, and
96 went to Great Lakes where they
will be assigned to general detail for
"boot" and further training.
This semester approximately 1300
men will be living in the West Quad-
rangle. Of these 175 will be NROTC
cadets, 250 marines and 900 blue-

IREtit lDIforIct ol

Equipped with a steel helmet,
cartridge belt, sledge hammer and
rifle, the Leatherneck pictured
above stands on guard.
Coal for City
Made Available
New Plan Is Formed
For Fair Distribution
Coal for Ann Arbor residents who
are acutely in need of it will be made
available under a plan promoted by
the State Defense Coun 1, Mayor
Leigh J. Young announced esterday.
Acting for the Ann Arbor Defense
Council, the police department will
issue tickets of necessity if the appli-
1. Has less than a five day supply.
2. Will list dealers he has already
contacted without success.
3. Will estimate the supply of coal
he has on hand and his annual con-.
4. Agree to accept any type of coal
which the dealer believes to be suit-
able for his use.
5. Agree to accept dump delivery if
not at home at the time of delivery.
6. Agree to accept not less than a
ton of coal (Defense transportation
regulations prevent delivery of a
smaller amount.)
7. Agree to further investigation by
the Police Dept.
The University, which uses some
45,000 tons a year, has enough coal
to last until May 1 and more on
order, reported Mr. W. L. Bulbick,
purchasing 'agent.
Women To Meet for
Faculty Club Today
The Faculty Women's Club will
attempt to interest members in offer-
ing their homes to servicemen at
their meeting and reception from 3
p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today at the Rack-
ham Assembly Hall.
This new venture will en'able mem-
bers to help men overseas and on the
home front. Many members have
been cooperating with the club and
the Red Cross by sewing, rolling
bandages, and selling War Bonds.
Members that cannot sew will have a
chance to help cooperating with the
new project. This is a chance for
them to share easy chairs, maga-
zines, radios, and grate fires with
'somebody's son."
Merit Committee
To Meet Today
The Merit and Social Committees
of the League will hold mass meet-
ings for all women interested in
working on the committees at 4:30
p.m. tomorrow respectively in the
Under the direction of Morrow
Weber, '44, the Social Committee's
main function is the management of
the Ruthven teas which are open to
all students and servicemen on cam-

U.S. Foreign
Policy To Be
Topic of Panel
The Post-War Council will hold
the first panel discussion of the fall
term on "United States Foreign Pol-
icy" at 7:30 p.m. today.I
Prof. William Paton and Prof.1
Leonard Watkins, both of the eco-
nomics department, and Prof. Wil-
liam Wilcox of the history depart-
ment will lead the discussion and
answer questions from the floor. Bill
Muehl, '44L, will act as panel modera-
The program for the panel will
include an historical survey of the,
outcome of our foreign policy in 1919,
the evolution of our foreign policy
between the two World Wars and a
discussion of the best policy to fol-
low in the future. The recent Moscow
Declarations and the newly-approved'
Connally Resolution will also be de-
Immediately following the panel,
at 9 p.m., a short membership meet-
ing will be held. All those interested
in working with the Post-War Coun-
cil are urged to attend.
Monday night 12 members of the
Post-War Council and the Speak-
ers' Bureau attended a community
discussion on post - war problems
which was held at Fenton.. Repre-
sentatives from Byron, Gains, Lin-
den, Grand Blank, Holly, Milford,
Hartland and Brighton attended the'
meeting. Dr. H. W. McClusky .of the
School of Education was chairman
of the discussion. Dr. E. W. Blake-
man, counselor of religious education,
also went with the group.
Reception To
Be Held Today
Dr. Esson M. Gale and Mrs. Gale
will head the receiving line at a re-
ception at 8 p. m. today in the Inter-
national Center, held in honor of
foreign students on campus.
Also in the receiving line will be
Dr. and Mrs W. Carl Rufus, Dean
Joseph A. Bursley, Mrs. Arthur S. Ai-
ten and Mr. and Mrs. M. Robert
Invitations have been sent to 85
foreign students; who will be' theĀ°:
special guests at the reception.,
townspeople interested in the Center
and other friends of the foreign stu-

Pvt. Howard A. Petersen, who ar-dimes and cig'aret tes.
rived here Saturday as a member of will only take silve
the V-12 program, was in the artil-wknly aksAmer
lery gun section that fired the first knothat Amoeriido
round in Marine Corps history for thing to them. The
the landing of Marine infantry troops money was also sha
in the assault on Tulagi. Japanese had disti
"Our first stop after leaving the use as money in this
States in July 1942 was on a small " Duritg the time I
island in the Southwest Pacific. Aft- canal I didn't see a4
er staying there about a week, we man. Even the nat
made our attack on the Solomons. back in the hills.' s
This was the initial landing of the we saw them ias w
Marines on Tulagi. I stayed four raiding parties backi
months at Tulagi," Pvt. Petersen said he said
yesterday. "My one aebidion
Bombed While Landing in the States witn
"Riding in the P. T. boat from Tu- fought with. They ai
lagi to Guadalcanal was the most of men in the Mar
thrilling experience in my life. I Petersen said.
stayed at Guadalcanal for two
months. We were bombed three
times at Guadalcanal before we left G I Vers
the ships.
"There was no entertainment on W il le
the islands until we were secure over
there. Then we had movies which The feet of the Ar
were interrupted nightly by air raids. pus will soon be ad
"We didn't have to worry about overshoes and thee
washing clothes for we all wore sciv- have distinctive new
vies (underclothes) because of the es, Capt. Ross B.
heat. The men there all had beards quartermaster, annc
as there was a shortage of razors. Two carloads of
The life on the island was strictly received by the loc
non-G. I.," he said, for distribution in
Native Put on Dance to await the coming
"The Malatians or natives came should be the envy a
over to Tulagi and put on a dance they are made of3
for the .Marines ;there after the land reclaimed, and they
fighting was over. They sat on the les," Capt. Zartman
ground and clapped their hands and The shoulder pat
sang. This is what is called a native ted for the entire
dance. . coincidence they hi
The natives sold souvenirs to the Michigan colors. T
Marines in exchange for nickels, be worn on the lef'

Some natives
r. because they
n silver is gool
tsnL mean any-
ir faith in paper
ken because the
buted paper for
; was at Guadal-
single white wo-
ive women were
o the only time
hen we went on
into the jungles."
is to be reunited
11the fellows I
re thebest group
ine Corps," Pvt.
my men on cam-
lorned with G.T.
entire ASTP will
shoulder patch-
Zartman, unit
ounced yesterday.
shoes were just
al quartermaster
the near future
of winter. "They
of all civilians for
real rubber, not
have four buck-
ches were adop-
country and by
happen to be in
The patches will
t shoulder.

V-12 Man Was in First Landing
Of Marine Infantry on Tulagi


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