THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUND)AY, MARCHU 16, 046
'KING FOR A WEEK:
A WOL Yank Sergeant Sets Up AMG
BY ROBERT EUNSON
MUENCHEN GLADBACHC, GER-
MANY-Going A.W.O.L., an Ameri-
can sergeant took over the military
government of three suburbs of this
German city, issued passes to civil-
ians billeted visiting officers in the
choicest rooms and acquired for him-
self the best looking blonde he could
His blonde girl friend was a nurse.
So he made her chief of his "health
and welfare department."
Tonight, the beautiful blonde
German girl was back in her home
after six days of playing a lead in
a story that would do credit to Gil-
bert and Sullivan. Her 22-year-old
American doughboy was in the local
The sergeant's king-like rule was
brought to a sudden end when Capt.
James Mallen, a pre-war park di-
rector in Queens, New York, and
now heading the military government
in Rhyedt, which adjoins this birth-
place of Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels,
began hearing reports of German
civilians on roads during hours when
they were supposed to be in their
When he learned the civilians were
carrying passes written in long-hand
he suspected Nazi attempts to sab-
otage his system.
When he finally saw one of the
BA G- S-l
passes, he sent his public safety
officer out to investigate, for the
scribbled pass said:
"Plase liv his man and his famly
go to willich and live they homes
and work on they farms at home.
Five pipple and his car with him."
The sergeant, who had been in the
line quite a while and was in one of
the U.S.9th Army divisions driving to
the Rhine, became awed with the
elegance he found inside the homes
of German cities he passed through
and decided to have himself "one
The young doughboy picked the
three suburbs out for himself and
with two assistants set up a military
government with an office in which
he kept records, issued passes and
welcomed visiting American officers.
Life had been lonesome during
the long, cold watch on the Roer
and so he looked over his constit-
uents and picked out the most
beautiful girl he could. Leaving the
office and municipal affairs with
his buddies, he went to the blonde's
dream home and told her to pack
her bags and come with him.
The sergeant had a busy week.
There were municipal affairs such
as seeing everyone had lights and
water. He made sure the law was en-
The sick and hungry appearing in
his office worried him. He got a solu-
tion to that problem when his blonde
said she was a nurse. She became
head of the Department of Health]
and saw that minor first-aid cases
and sick babies were cared for.
Just when things were going nicely,
Lt. Charles Pillegrin, Newark, N.J.
lawyer, walked in the office. The dia-
logue went something like this:
The sergeant: "Anything we can
do for you? Looking for someone?
Like to meet some nice girls?"
Pillegrin: "What is your position
Sergeant: "Head of the military
Pillegrin: "Could I ,see your cre-
dentials for a lieutenant?"
Sergeant: "I don't have any. I'm
a battlefield commission. You see,
there was a colonel named Williams
and he made me a first lieutenant
Pillegrin: "Would you mind coming
with me, lieutenant."
The sergeant reluctantly gave in.
Now he's charged with impersonat-
ing, fraternizing with Germans, in-
timidating civilians, illegal use of
government property and deser-
The first four charges could cost
him a sizeable fine or a long jail
sentence. Conviction on the last
Dr. Littell To Speak at
World Prayer Service
"Christianity on a Large Map,"
Dr. Franklin Littell's speech, will be
the theme of the local Inter-Guild
observance of the World Day of
Prayer in the First Congregational
Church at 8 p.m. today.
Harvey Anderson, '46E, will lead
the worship service, which is to pro-
mote the feeling of unity among peo-
ples the world over. Hua Lin, Grad.,
will read the scripture, and Gale
Potee, '45, will lead the prayer.
The choir, composed of represen-
tatives of the guilds, is to be directed
by Anne Crossley, '46SM, and will
sing "Go to Dark Gethsemane," by
Nobel. Barbara Lee Smith, '45SN, is
to sing the solo, "He Was Despised"
by Handel. Marilyn Mason, '45SM,
is the organist.
War Prisoners Freed
CAIRO, Mar. 17.-(/P)- Approxi- i
mately 1,200 former American war
prisoners, freed from German hands
by the Russian advance, arrived at
middle east port five days ago.
13y The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Mar. 17-In a fur-
ther liberalization of the midnight
curfew, the government ruled today
that restaurants serving food to "es-
sential" workers may remain open
Previously restaurants which were
not customarily open all night could
stay open after midnight only if they
served food to war plant workers ex-
The change was announced by War
Manpower Commissioner Paul V. Mc-
McNutt did not say what the test
of a worker's essentiality will be. He
did say that the revision "should
not be construed as exempting those
restaurants serving food primarily for
There still are no restrictions as to
customers whom all-night restaurants
may serve. These establishments were
exempted under the original order.
WMC also eliminated a require-
ment that restaurants serving war
plant workers file a written applica-
tion for exemption.
Hillel Plans To Serve Meals
During Passover Celebration
The B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
is making arrangements for the serv-
ing of meals at either the Founda-
tion or at Congregation Beth Israel
throughout the Passover celebration,
which will be observed this year from
sunset, March 28, through noon,
According to tradition, the first
Passover was celebrated when the
Israelites were commanded to mark
the side-posts of their dwellings with
the blood of a newly slain he-lamb,
in order that the Lord should pass
over their homes when he came to
slay the first-born of Egypt.
In commemoration of the exodus,
each year on the anniversary the
Israelites were to eat unleavened
bread (Mazzoth) for seven days, be-
cause in the hasty departure from
Egypt there was not time to leaven
Passover services will be led by
Rabbi Isaac J. Goldman and Rabbi
Jehudah M. Cohen. Servicemen will
be taken care of either at private
homes or at the services being ar-
Principal members of the commit-
tee planning services are: Charlotte
Shapiro, '45, chairman; Milton
Budyk, '46,' Student Director in
charge; Dorothy Raskind, '47; Ben-
son Jaffe, '46; David Brodman, '47,
Saul Levine, '48; and Gabriel Allan,
* * *.
Avukah Will Elect
New Ofcers Today
A general meeting of Avukah, stu-
dent zionist organization on campus,
will be held at 8 p.m. today at the
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation.
A report on the national state of
Avukah and a discussion of a memor-
ial for Henrietta Szold, founder of
Hadassah, will be included in the
program, followng the election of new
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19, at 7 p.m., Rm. 3001 Angell Hall,
a general introduction to the subject
will be given by Professor E.H. Rothe.
Philosophy 200 will meet Monday
evening from 7 (siarp) to 8:30 in
The Make-Up Final Examination
for Economics 51, 52, 53, and 54 will
be given Thursday afternoon, March
22, at 3:00 o'clock in Rm. 207 Eco-
Faculty Recital: Mabel Ross Rhead,
Professor of Piano in the School of
Music, will be heard in the second of
a series of Sunday evening piano
recitals at 8:30 this evening, in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. Her
program will include compositions by
Bach, Corelli, Rameau, Mozart and
Schumann, and will be open to the
general public without charge.
Choral Union Concert: The Chi-
cago Symphony Orchestra, Desire
Defauw, Conductor, will give the
tenth concert in the Choral Union
Series, Monday night, March 19, at
8:30 o'clock, in Hill Auditorium. Mr.
Defauw has arranged a program con-
sisting of works by Gretry, Respighi,
Glazounoff, Chausson and Berlioz.
A limited number of tickets are
available at the offices of the Uni-
versity Musical Society in Burton
Memorial Tower. After 7 o'clock on
the night of the concert they will be
on sale at the box office in Hill
Avukah, Student Zionist Organiza-
tion, is holding the first general
meeting of the semester this eve-
ning, 8:00 p.m., at the illel Foun-
dation. Officers will be elected, and
the program for the coming semester
will be planned. Refreshments will
at ' d//ett' .. 1
The program at the International
Center this evening at 7:30 will be a
March of Time film, "Portugal," ac-
companied by an address by Prof.
Benjamin Wheeler of the history de-
partment. Foreign students, faculty,
and American friends are cordially
5:00 p.m. at the First Congregational
Church. Following the supper at 6:00
p.m. Rosa Page Welch, prominent
negro musician from Chicago, will
speak on "The Origin, Significance
and Interpretation of the Spirituals."
She will also sing and direct the sing-
ing which will be concluded by a
worship service. At 8:00 p.m.\ the
Guild will join the Inter-Guild
"World Day of Prayer" observance
at the Congregational Church.
Research Club: The March meeting
of the Research Club will be held in
the Amphitheatre of the Rackham
Building on Wednesday evening,
March 21, at eight o'clock. Professor
I. L. Sharfman will present a paper
on "The Case History of a Labor
Crisis" and Professor Otto Laporte a
paper on "Aerodynamics in Flight.'
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IT'S A NATURAL . . . the favorite on the
sports parade. In the newest campus favorite,
Natural Reversed Calf. Also in Antique Fin-
ished Elk. AAA to C.
charge could mean the
Civilian Meat To
Be Cut 12 Per Cent
The government tonight announced
a 12 per cent cut in meat supplies
for civilians starting April 1, redu-
cing them to "the lowest point in
Less beef and pork will be avail-
able, said the announcement issued
by the Office of War Information,
but the civilian table will get more
veal, lamb and mutton.
The War Food Administration al-
lotted meat to civilians for the April,
May, June quarter at rate of only
115 pounds per person a year, com-
pared with 130 pounds in the quarter
Liberty at Maynard
THE MICHIGAN DAILY SERVICE EDITION
ANN ARBOR, MICH.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 1945
dents at the University
shortly after Pearl Harbor
to offer outright grants of
money to any former Mich-
igan man who had two
semesters here and left for
the Armed Services, is also
dealt with by this Veterans'
BASEBALL practice took
on a new note as the squad
ventured outdoors Thurs-
day, its earliest appearance
on the outer diamond inj
several years. After view-
ing two outdoor workouts,
Coach Ray Fisher seemed
well-pleased with the
showing of his charges and
made the statement, "We
are going to be all right."
With the outfield and bat-
teries studded with veter-
ans, Fisher's main problem
is molding an infield com-
bination. Jack Weisen-
burger and Walt Kell have
the inside track at short-
stop and second' basetre-
spectively, but the other
two positions are wide
open. The schedule opens
April 13 in a game here
with Western Michigan.
TENNIS COACH Leroy
OHIO STATE proved a
surprisingly tough foe for
the Wolverine swimming
team in a dual meet Sat-
urday at Columbus after
losing to Michigan by a
decisive score in the Con-
ference meet last weekend,
going down, 43-41, after a
hard battle. The Wolver-
ines won five first places to
Ohio State's four. Biggest
upset in the meet occurred
in the backstroke in which
a heavily-favored Michigan
trio could do no better than
take a third place. The
Buckeyes also took the 220
and 440, and the diving
event. The victory put the
finishing touches on the
dual meet season, although
the National Collegiates
remain to be run off March
MAJOR GENERAL My-
ron C. Cramer, Judge Ad-
vocate of the Army, and
Major General Russel B.
General, Sixth Service
Command, were guests of
the JAG School gi adua-
tion exercises in the Law
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HUME SETS 880-YARD RECORD-Ross Hume
(right). one of Michigan's famed mile twins wins the