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Soldiers May En
Army Asks Suggestions
To Save Men, Materals
Officers, Enlisted Men, Civilians in Sixth
Service Command May Submit Ideas

ter 'Think to
Khaki Jam Ense

Win' Contest

Lures Crowd

The Sixth Service Command is attempting to save men, money, mater-
ial and time through a "Think to Win" program, being carried on among
War Department personnel in this service command, entries for which
must be submitted before Sunday, Nov 21.
The purpose of this contest is to save the four vital commodities men-
tioned above so that American soldiers who are fighting all over the world
will have what they need, whei'e they need it, when they need it.
Any officer, enlisted man or civilian in the War Department personnel
of the Sixth Service Command may send in as many suggestions as he can
and it has been urged by the Service Command that all men participate
and send in as many suggestions as they can.
Increases in Rank
Enlisted' personnel whose suggestions are considered best will be
increased in rank, or, if they are no longer in the Sixth Service Command,
letters of commendation will be sent to their Commanding Officers.
The Legion of Merit will be given - ---
to those persons whose suggestions Suggestions need not conform to
warrant it. existing Army Regulations, Cir-
Officers whose suggestions win will culars, Directitves, etc. The Army
receive the same rewards as enlisted Service Forces and War Department
men, that is they will be raised in are willing to change existing regu-
rank, lations to meet practical suggestions
on the field.

Working on the assumption that
every soldier has said to himself
many times, "If this job were only
done a different way, what a saving
there would be 1," the Sixth Service
Command is attempting to get sug-
gestions of this sort which will bring
about savings either of men, money,
material or time.
Suggestions will be judged by one
yardstick only - "WILL THEY
WORK?". The Service Command
wants many suggestions from every
man and the more suggestions a
person hands in the better chance he
has of winning.
Blanks Available

Men wishing to enter the contest
should obtain White Suggestion
Blanks (Form No. 1) from their
Commanding Officer. Suggestions'
are to be submitted by completing
one of these four sentences: The
Army can save Men by: The Army
can save Material by: The Army,
can save Money by: The Army can
save Time by:..
Each suggestion must be sentin
on a separate blank and the claim
checks of the suggestion blanks be
retained by the soldier as winners
will be announced by number.
The blank should be folded, sealed
nd c ropped into any regular U. S.
mail box,'and on the same day that
e suggestion is mailed, the soldier
inuist register tle serial number with
his Commanding Officer.
First Army ASTP
Men Graduated,
Pfc. Andrew Hawthorne and Pfc.
George Bachman, first engineering
graduates of Co. E have been as-
signed to Canmp Sibert, Ala., where
they are attached to the Chemical
Warfare Service Unit Training Cen-
ter, Both men, along with Pfc.
George Van Gils, left the campus
Nov. 8.
Hawthorne and Bachman were
charter members of the campus ASTP
unit and graduated in advanced
chemical engineering. They were
graduated before the other men in
Co. E because of their enrollment in
civilian classes, in which they studied
subjects not curr.ently offered under
the regular AST program.


Company G
Pfc Casimir Zarzecic1, medical sen-
ior, has added a course in memory
development to his already crowded
schedule at University Hospital. Be-
tween semesters Zarzecki travelled
all the way to Boston to see a friend
and completely forgot her name
when he arrived there. Fortunately
he had it tucked away in his address
*1 * * .
Pfc John Baker, medical freshman,
is the newest member of the small
international set in Co. G. John was
born in Barcelona, Spain, and has
spent most of his life in Europe. Af-
ter his childhood in Barcelona and
Madrid, he went to school in England
for three years and spent another
three years in school at Paris. The
company's most accomplished lin-
guist, his home is now in Summit,
John reached America before war
began. His father, manager of a
large American telephone company
in Hungary and Jugoslavia, remained
in Belgrade during the German occu-
pation and rejoined his family after
a thrilling flight through Turkey,
Egypt, and South Africa.
Eight seniors at Victor Vaughan
have already been selected for in-
terneships at University Hospital
next year. Those receiving medical
interneships are Pfc Gerry O'Sulli-
van and Pfc Gerald Drake. Surgery
interneships went to Pfc Bob Taylor,
Pfc John Orbaugh, Pfc Bob Juzek,
Pf c Reed Cramer, Pfc Bob Lam, and
Pfc Casimir Zarzecki.
A candidate for the British army
when he finishes medical school
here is-George Raymond Carr, just
arrived from Manchester, England.
One of 25 English medical students
selected this year by the Rockefeller
Foundation to complete their medi-
cal education in America, Carr has
entered the sophomore class. He re-
ports his trip over as uneventful ex-
cept for one enemy torpedo which
ripped through a ship in the convoy.

Company D's Philharmonic'
Tops Poll for Jam Session

-Daily Photo by Cpl. R. L. Lewin, 3651st S.U., Co. A
It is not unusual for the Army's newest jam combination to lure a crowd to the Greene House lounge
where the boys swing out. Dick Lim is the lad seated at the left, strumming on his electric guitar.
"Trumpet man" Nick Casciano blows a sweet note while Eddie Edsell keeps the beat going at the drums.
Bill Wheatley is the soldier concentrating on the ba ss and Dick Thomes is at the piano. Casciano and
Wheatley are from Co. E, the others from D. From. a few fellows all interested in the same style of music
the outfit has developed into a smooth-running and very popular band.

Company D lounge lizards have
been treated to some real entertain-
ment in the way of jazz music in the
last three weeks. Supplanting the
monotonous drone of, the G.I. grinds
with the insistent beat of "le jazz
hot," the Company D Philharmonic
has become a number one priority
on the military entertainment list.
Organized by the pianist, Pfc. Ri-
chard Thomas, Princeton '43, the
group, which specializes in the so-
called "jam" style, boasts an unusual
array of talent and experience. Tho-
mas played with the "Princeton Ti-
gers" in New York and Westchester.
He has gained excellent "jam" ex-
perience "sitting -in" with such jazz
celebrities as J. C. Higginbotham and
Lt. Miller Leaves Campus
For Duties at New Post
Lt. Wilbur Miller, formerly of Co.
E, has left the campus to assume his
new duties in Fresno, California.
Characterizing Lt. Miller as "a hard-
working and well-liked" officer, the
wives and friends of the post gave
him a traveling bag, a jewelry case,
and a wallet. The gifts were present-
ed to him by Pfc. Tom Dillon at the
Thursday afternoon formation. Lt.
Miller complimented the men on
their cooperation and predicted swift
progress for them.
Lt. Miller received his B.S. degree
from Northwestern University and
worked for a while as assistant man-
ager of a Chicago firm. He graduated
from Officer Candidate School at
Gainesville, Fla. in February.

Red Allen, at the "Village Vanguard"
and other Greenwich Village haunts.
Experienced Drummer
Another participant in the famous
pre-war jam sesions in "The Village"
was the drummer of the new outfit,
Pfc. Ralph Edsell Jr., Cornell '45, who
finished his basic training in the
Cavalry at Fort Riley, Kansas. Ed-
sell's experience in jazz has been
picked up in sessions with Red Allen,
Bobby Hackett, Benny Carter and
Coleman Hawkins, in those two ren-
dez-vous of jazz-men, "Nick's" and
"the Place." While at Cornell, Ed-
sell and his drums held down a long
spot with Hal Hazen and his orches-
The beautiful guitar choruses
which have been the feature of the
outfit's playing, have come from the
big guitar of little Pfc. Richard Lim,
U. of Southern Cal '43. Lim has been
playing the guitar professionally for
the past seven years, with such band-
leaders as Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich
and Will Osborne. and has appeared
at the Hollywood Canteen, the Bilt-
more Bowl, the Cocoanut Grove at
the Ambassador in New York, and
the Breezy Point Lodge in Minneso-
ta. A pupil of the renowned George
Van Epps, Pfc. Lim has sat in with
many of the men of Duke Ellington's
Michigan Man on Bass
Two Company E men round out
the five-some, Pvt. Nick Casciano,
R.P.I. '44, on the trumpet, and Pvt.
William Wheatley, U. of Mich. '45,
on the bass. Casciano got his jazz
training in the Dick Shannon band
and in various "jam" outfits. He has
played with many of Benny Good-
men's men. Wheatley, an Ann Arbor
man, has played bass with the Bill
Sawyer band and with Clark McMel-
The band, which has kept itself so
far within the confines of the East
Quad, expects to play at local U.S.O.
and campus dances soon. Several
local broadcasts are being planned.
In the meantime, it will continue
to make its evening appearances be-
fore the men of East Quad.
Company BA
It seems that due to circumstances
beyond my control. . . this column
will appear as scheduled.
The chatterboxes of this great
Company are CadetsBobgChiassion
and Bob Green ... strange ... two
out of a hundred and four ... always
talking ...
The Co.'s number one wolves .
namely Cadets Bud Tiechert and Jim
Dittmer .. *manage to be at Drake's
between 10:00 and 10:59 ... Howling
.and howling.
Cadet First Sergeant Musson .
yells, "Fall in," at 6:10 in the morn-
ing ... but some day he won't .-.
Strange things happen you know ..*,
Cadet Sgt. McNeil ... when marching
his platoon on campus assumes the
rank of a four-star general, but his.
men love it!
Room 33 has of all things . . , a
house mother . . . Cadet "Mommy"
Jerry Godar . . . just before "lights.
out" . . . he goes around to each
Cadet and tucks him in . . . turns out

Company C
Snooping through the Halls of
Fletcher and Fraternity Row brings
to the eyes of the interested some
tasty tidbits past . . . present . .
and future . . . The 2nd Platoon is
mourning the passing of Cpl. Freddie
(I'mrunning for a 4th term) Ronkin,
who is finally being replaced as pla-
toon sergeant . . . Rumor has it that
Pfc. Kulikowski is being groomed as
successor . . . When Sgt. Morris
Blitz, former Boston College All-Am-
erican, takes on all comers in hand-
ball, he's a tough cookie to beat ...
Cpl. Leo Lamm says he's just the guy
who can do it, too-..
Have you noticed . . . Sgt. John
Proctor and Pfc. George Schoot slip-
ping off for their afternoon tea ev-
ery day about 5? They say it's a
blond at Kresge's. When Sgt. Pete
Kuhn announced his engagement re-
cently, the story led off: "Sgt. Kuhn
is the daughter of . . (need we go
further?) . . . The law firm of Gar-
ten, Pinansky and Kulikowski is open
for business . .. They're all Harvard
men, boys, so advice is dear . . . We
wonder how Carl Schuler is carrying
on by this time; his Milwaukee Brew-
ers didn't win the Playoffs . . . Be-
lieve it or not, it broke his heart.
Sgt. Robert Paulsen is the latest
newlywed to bring his really charm-
ing wife to Ann Arbor. . . He's got a
lot of envious buddies . . . Pfc. Jim
Ball has decided his music career will
work in nicely, since that cute gal
he met is an excellent pianist. . . we
wonder if Cpl. Brumby Moore has lost
his memory . . . when it comes to
forgetting professor's names after
having them in class for four months
. Have you noticed that shark,
Pfc. Alpern, at the pool table of an
T/5 Hyman Wolotsky's art work at
the 11 o'clock class had the boys
holding their breath for a while last
week . . . What a let down Cpl.. . .
Honors for the smoothest looker of
the Company go to Cpl. Mankonen
. but he doesn't know it . . . Cpl.
Olson of the 3rd Platoon disconcerts
the entire Company in the breakfast
march by his loud but inaccurate ca-
dence . .. We miss Pfc. Bentley's
rendez-vous with that cute blonde at
the Union . . . We imagine he's car-
rying on . . . somehow.
The two MacCauleys (one is spelled
McCauley) have led to more mixups
. we dasn't say more . . . but it's
very confusin' if not amusin' to the
two concerned.
Company E
I have studied mathematics and the
laws of kinematics
And the theories of Ohm, and Kirch-
koff's Laws;
And I learned about resistance and
capacitive reactance,
And the Whys and Whens of their
result and cause.
I could figure out inductance, and
understand ,reluctance,
(Or anyway, at least I thought I
But now I'm learning why each E.E.
heaves a sigh
When confronted by the text of Mr.
It has logs and exponentials, and
partial differentials,

Company G
Organizes Top
Basketball Five
Former 'U' Team
Members Will Lead
Squad to Victories
A powerful basketball squad which
hopes to sweep the season's intra-
murals will be lauched this week by
Co. G at Victor Vaughan House.
Pfc. Leo Doyle, ex-captain of
Michigan's team, and Pfc. Morris
Bikoff, who delighted Michigan's
fans last year with his one-handed
push shots from mid-court, will lead
the all-star crew from the medical
and dental schools. Tentative plans
have already been made for games
with Michigan and the University of
Detroit, as well as with other army
units on campus.
Pfc. Bob Kolesar, football guard
through four brilliant years at the
stadium, has turned out for Co. G
with a sharp gasket eye and has done
much of the organization work for
the new squad. Others who are
practicing are Pfc. Dick Walker,
former captain of the Kalamazoo
College team; Pfc. Ed Chandler, who
played at Albion; Pfc Sig Zawacki,
from the University of Detroit's
team; Pfc. Bill Tappan, football
captain at Hope College, and Pfc.
Frank Barrett, who played for
Six-Six Center
Pfc. Tom Jones, six feet six inches
tall, will probably play center. Oth-
er members of the squad are Pfc.
Clarence Dehaan, Pfc. Bill O'Dell,
Pfc. Joe Picard, and Pfc. Clayton
Konas, who formerly played for
If the Michigan game materializes,
Doyle and Bikoff will be playing
against some of their former team-
mates. Dates for a full winter's
schedule are now being arranged,
and regular practice began last week
at Waterman Gym.
We don't mind Pvts. Joe Noto and
Dick Dambrowski parading about the
halls (of the fourth platoon's house)
garbed in their G.L. Long Johns and
fatigue hats, but when both these
six footers go into a song and dance
routine-brother tlat's too much!
Two big tears rolled down our
chubby little cheeks the other day.
Pvt. Johnny Abbott told us that there
are girls-real live girls-in his
Chem. Lab. And what have we in
our Chem. Lab.-soldiers, soldiers,
nothing but soldiers.
Pvt. Paul (Ogden Nash) Evans has
come up with this dilly:
Dear little Miss of Mich,
Here is a soldier's wish;,
Don't glare when you pass,.
But smile, my lass ,
'Causewe think you're simply de-
That's all folks.
Company D
Do you know that-Pfc. Henry
Hall shaved oft his red moustache
because he frightened one of his pro-
fessors and several little children.
Pfc. Frank Cosby thinks the fourth
squad marches the best (And why
not? He's the squad sergeant!) Pfc.
Donald Hirsch has a secret sweet-
heart named "Dooky" Weeks (lucky
Donald, the citronella fella).

Pfc. Bernard Schutz meets his
wife, who works at Health Service, at
noon every day (trusting woman?)
Pfc. Morris Lifshitz has his clothes
made by Omar, the Tent Man. Pfc.
Ralph Spielman became conscience-
stricken last Friday afternoon and
will spend his week-end in Ann Ar-
bor (not according to plan). Pfc.
Werner Janssen keeps his Saturday
night vigil at the P. Bell with a cer-
tain blonde (gentlemen still prefer
Pvt. Morton Schussheim is pres-
ently hospitalized because of a torn
ligament (It happened while wrest-
ling and not at the Arboretum as
rumored). S/Sgt. Henry Schneide-
wind, former radio announcer on a
prominent radio station in Detroit,
is married to a lovely Detroit school
teacher (Sorry, girls).
M/Sgt. Baldone's hair (or what's
left of it) stopped turning grey when
his wife (a southern belle) arrived
on campus, and Michigan's football
team has been winning by wide mar-
Cpl. Pete Jacobi (bragging): I'm a
West Pointer.
Pfc. Al Guerrard (sarcastically):
You look like a Spanish cocker to,
Pfc. Kenneth Pierson: I hear your
uncle got kicked out of the Army. Is
it true?
Pfc. Jimmy Rhind: Yes, he got
kicked out for taking a furlong.
Pfc. Pierson (stroking his mous-

Sunday Military Page

The Sunday Army page Is written by and
for the enlisted Army personnel stationed
on the University of Michigan campus.
All opinions expressed on this page are
those of the individual contributors and
should not be construed as representiag
the policy or opinions of either the War
Department or the commandants of the
Army units located here.
Editor-in-Chief: Pfc. Lazar Emanuel
Manag. Editor: Pfc. Stanley Krenitz
Company Representatives
Co. A ....T-5 Raymond Gage, T-5 Jason
Co. B..............Pvt. Richard Wolf
ASTPR...............William Matthews
Co. C ....Pfc. David Lindsey, Pfc. Thomas
Co. D ..............Pfc. Barney Schwartz
Co. E ....Pvt. Delore Williams, Pvt. Joseph
Co. P ....Pvt. Melvin J. Berman, Pt. Rob-
ert J. Holmes
Co. G ..Pfc. Culver Jones, Pfc. Max Raabe
We Students.. .
We servicemen on this campus
have a dual position: we are soldiers
first and always, but we are also stu-
dents of the University. Too many of
us have failed to realize that. When
we first arrived here, it was impress-
ed upon us that we should feel obli-
gated to take part in the normal
campus activities, to fill the places
left by those Michigan men whoare
now in uniform. with us. We were
urged toapply for the publications,
for the various choral units, for the
The number of men who haVe ap.
plied is far too small. We have soyfr
failed to see that our services aze
badly needed, that, being a large 'yw-
tion of the campus population, we
ought logically to play a large Pait
in its affairs.
We like to think that in the pub-
lication of this military page we have
proved that it is possible for us' to
combine our studies, however exten-
sive they may be, with work on thie
campus. Many of us have worked on
this .page all this week. The result
may not be quite what we anticiljat-
ed, sbut we shall be satisfied if we
have stimulated interest.
The military authorities on the
campus are heartily in favor of our
participation in campus affairs. They
are anxious to have us give to the
University in return for the great
deal we are getting. They are anxious
to have us pitch in as only soldier-
students can.
'Think To di'
Wercommend the attention of the
soldiers -on the campus to the details
of the "Win A Chevron" contest. The
Sixth Service Command calls it the
"Think To Wit" contest, but let's
call a spade a spade,
And while we're being candid, let's
remember that the Army rising time
is and will continue to be in the
neighborhood of 6 a.m.; that ser-
geants will continue to be obeyed;
and that there is no indication from
Washington that mixed drinks are to
be served in orderly rooms. In plain-
er words, the Sixth Service Command
is eager to learn how to conserve men,
money, material, and time, and it is
extremely doubtful that the above
suggestions, regardless of how much
joiede vivre they may inject into the
scheme of things, will receive more
than a passing snarl from the judges.
But it's a good contest and a dem-
ocratic one and it' should enlist our

enthusiasm. Because of the method
to be employed in submitting ideas,
it is clear that the grade of the man
or his particular job in the Army mill
not be factors in theselection of the
winner. Furthermore there is every
reason to believe that from the large
number of men in the Sixth Service
Command there will flow hundreds
of excellent ideas, and any one of
them might be the answer the Army
is looking for.
The contest adds up, it seems to
us, to a wonderful opportunity for a
soldier to make a very real contribu-
tion to the speeding of victory. Then
there is the Legion of Merit and, oh
yes, that elusive chevron.


Wolverine hero was flying,
and the accident occurred.
* * *
|ALL coaches are pleased
that Dave Strack will be
in the starting lineup.
They had reason to smile,
for last year Strack was
voted Michigan's most val-
uable player. The basket-
ball picture looked great.
Even Strack was enthusi-
astic over the team's chan-
ces for a successful season.
Their first game will be
Dec. 4. Bill Barclay, assis-
tant coach, confirmed his
enthusiasm; said the kinks
in the team's play are be-
ing ironed out. The pres-
ent squad, composed of 21
men, includes 10 freshmen
who will be trained to car-
ry the burden when the
more experienced players,
those Navy men, leave.
* * *
has high hopes too-for
the wrestling team. Two
lettermen are back, John-
ny Greene, heavyweight,
and Bob Allen, 165 pound-
er, who, it seems, will bol-
ster the team. It is also
possible that Jim Galles,
former Michigan 175 - lb.
Conference champion, will

civilians and servicemen
stationed here have been
calling him. He estimates
that there will not be the
usual shortage of material.
GUNNER, a little brown
dog, has been the unoffic-
ial mascot of the V-12 unit
on campus for over two
months now. He runs a-
round on the field between
halves at every home foot-
ball game. Every night he
is locked out of the quad-
rangle; but every morning
he is found inside. Navy
officials just can'tnfigure
out how he gets in. On
campus Gunner will follow
only Navy men and also
spends some time at the
athletics building. But at
chow time he's back at the
*$ *: *
gram was suddenly an-
nounced to women stud-
ents Tuesday. Under this
plan"lights would be turn-
ed off in women's dorms,
league houses and sorori-
ties at 11:30 p.m. The pro-
gram was passed by Pan-
Hellenic and Assembly and
approved by the Women's
War Council and will be

save light bulbs." But Uni-
versity women were not,
on the whole, happy about
the plan. The plan should-,
n't, couldn't and wouldn't
be successful, they said.
They resented not having
had a voice in the plan be-
fore it was passed. They
suggested that they are
now old enough to decide
themselves when they will
go to bed. Said one girl,
"Many of us chose the
University of Michigan be-
cause it lacked the regi-
mentation of smaller col-
leges. Having lights out at
a certain time would be a
definite step toward that
regimentation." Some con-
sidered moving into room-
ing houses if the plan is
strictly enforced.
* * *
THE PARROT, student
"hangout" was closed tem-
porarily because it failed
to meet the sanitary re-
quirements of the Health
Department. Mr. Dick,
proprietor of the Parrot,
said, "We will try to make
the restaurant the cleanest
one in Ann Arbor. At the
present time we have
30,000 paper cups on order.
We will guarantee com-
plete sanitation in all


wondered how he

COMMAND started a
"Think To Win" program
to save men, money, ma-
terial and time. All offi-
ers, enlisted men and ci-
vilians in the Sixth Service
Command personnel may
enter the contest which
ends Nov. 21. Promotions
will be made to officers
and enlisted men whose
suggestions are judged best
and civilians who win will
be awarded war bonds.
over the top in its War
Chest drive. Friday it was
announced that $20,739
had been turned in to-
ward the University drive.
Servicemen helped having
given over $800.
ball team won an easy vic-
tory, 27 to 0, over the Wis-
consin Badgers yesterday.
This keeps Michigan even
with Purdue in the West-
ern Conference football
race. Each has five vic-
tories . . . 15,000 spectators.
sat in the cold and watch-
ed the Michigan team trap

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