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Destruction of 731 Jap ircraft Disclosed

TURDAY, MARCH 24; 1945


Nimitz Reveals Enemy
Losses in Carrier Strike
Yanks Take Northern Luzon Airfield,
Lash Jap Convoy Off Indo-China

By The Associated Press


Destruction or probable destruction
of 731 Japanese aircraft during the
recent carrier task force plane strike
against the Nippon homeland was
reported by Fleet Admiral Chester
W. Nimitz late Friday.-
The admiral's announcement, am-
plifying previous communiques, in-
dicated that many of the planes were
bagged while attacking the Fifth
Fleet as it retired from Japanese
Luzon Airfield Capture Revealed
Meanwhile, Gen. Douglas MacAr-
Senate Rejects
Post Nominee
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, March 23.-Chick-
en raisers got a price increase today,
the draft bill got quick House appro-
val and Aubrey Williams got the axe.
It was a varied day in Washington,
also including a meeting of Presi-
dent Roosevelt with members of the
American delegation to the United
Nations conference next month and
the still continuing Capitol Hill ar-
gument about meat shortages.
Chicken Price Increased
The chicken price increase is a
cent and a half per pound at retail
Economic stabilizer William H. Davis
said it was intended to encourage
production ad help offset lack of
other meats.
Aaguments about these other meats
produced a suggestion by Rep. Miller
(Rep., Neb.) that OPA chief Chester
Bowles ought to resign. Rep. Slaugh-
ter (Dem., Mo.) retorted that if
Bowles hadn't done a good job of
running OPA, "your dollars would be
wortn precious little now."
Meat packers contend that OPA
price policies have hampered them
in getting meat to consumers.
Not a voice was lifted in opposition
as the House passed a one-year ex-
tender of the draft law. It was un-
changed from its present form, de-
spite efforts that had been made to
stipulate how soon after induction a
man could be sent into combat. Sen-
ate action comes next.
Senate Rejects Williams
Senate action today was a 52-to-36
rejection of President Roosevelt's
nomination of Aubrey Williams to
be head of the Rural Electrification
The ex-social worker and National
Youth Administrator called his defeat
"a gratuitous interference" wit.
presidential powers.
Fiv2 of the eight delegates to the
United Nations meeting talked brief-
ly .with Mr. Roosevelt. He was re-
ported to have told them the Ameri-
can delegates would have much free-
dom of action.
A War Production Board report
on February munitions said produc-
tii n has just about reached the peak.
Records, Games Will
Highlight Fun Fest
The March Fun Fest, planned by
the Hillel Foundation Athletic and
Games Committee, will be held from
3 to 5 p. m. tomorrow at the Foun-
Dancing, checkers, card-playing,
chess, ping pong and the symphonic
record collection will be available for
entertainment, and refreshments will
be served.
Chairman of the committee is Ben-
nett Shulman; Milton Budyk is Stu-
dent Director in charge.

thur, reporting from the Philippines,
disclosed American capture of an-
other important airfield on north-
western Luzon and the smashing of
a Japanese convoy off French Indo-
The fleet communique said Yank
naval fliers shot down 281 Japanese
planes, destroyed 275 on the ground,
probably destroyed or damaged 175
others and indicated extensive dam-
age to seven major air fields on Kyu-
shu Island. Earlier communiques
listed 15 to 17 Japanese warships
crippled in the inland sea.
Action Lasts3 Days
The admiral said the action lasted
from March 18 to March 21. Since
the two strikes against the Japanese
homeland were March 18 and 19 the
later action probably represented the
Nippon aerial attacks on the retiring
The Japanese claimed 11 of the
carrier task force warships were sunk.
Nimitz previously reported only one
seriously damaged.
The Yank drive toward Baguio,
summer capital in the Philippines,
was highlighted by seizure of Nagui-
lian town and its airfield.
In the Balete Pass sector, northeast
Luzon, American doughboys inflicted
heavy losses on the Japanese as they
repulsed four counterattacks.
Lash Convoy Off Indo-China
Off Indo-China American fliers
lashed a seven ship convoy. They
sank two destroyers, two freighters
and a mine sweeper. Four Japanese
interceptors were shot down. One
Yank plane was lost.
At Washington Brig. Ben. Lauris'
Norstad said 170 Superfortresses have
beon lost--84 in combat-since they
started operations from the Mari-
anas last June. The general disclos-
ed that 13'/2 square miles of Tokyo
were reduced to ashes in the March
9 B-29 hit there.
Japanese Premier Kuniaki Koiso
was quoted by Radio Tokyo as tell-
ing the Imperial Diet that Nippon
was fully prepared to repulse any
invasion of the homeland
,og Quarantine
To Be Enforced
Washtenaw County's dog quaran-
tine, will be effective starting tomor-
row until July 31, Dr. Otto K. En-
gelke, county health director, an-
nounced yesterday.
There were 19 mad dogs reported
in the county during February and
MVarch, supposedly light rabies
months, Dr. Engelke said.
Under the quarantine, all dogs
must be penned or tied and led by a
leash under the owner's control. Vi-
olations of the ruling will result in the
animal being placed in the dog pound.

RING--has replaced Marshal Von
Rundstedt as Commander-in -Chief
of the German fores on the West-
erni Front, according to dispatches
frominheadquarters cif Marshal Sir
'ern r d L. Montgomery, Comman-
drr r21st Army group in Europa.
Attacks Cripple
WASHINGTON, March 23.-(!P)--
The Superfortress incendiary attack
against Tokyo on March 9 knocked
oue at least 20 per cent of the city's
industrial production for three mon-
ths and five per cent for a full year.
Brig.-Gen. Lauris Norstad also told
a news conference today that 170
B-29's have been lost since they
started operations last June 5. Of
these, 84 were lost in combat and 86
as a result of accidents and similar
operational losses.
Norstad, Chief of Staff for the 20th
(Superfortress) Air Force, said the
fie attack on Tokyo had destroyed
an estimated 3,000 plants and shops,
a total of 200,000 to 250,000 buildings,
and left an estimated 1,200,000 fac-
tory workers homeless.
'Free Press' Will
NEW YORK, Mar. 23-(P)-Motion
picture producer Lester Cowan an-
nounced today that his next film
would be "Free Press," a $2,000,000
production dramatizing the news-
paper man's profession as climaxed
by the work of war correspondents
throughout the world.
Cowan said the idea stemmed from
discussions and correspondence with
Kent Cooper, executive director of
the Associated Press; Hugh Baillie,
president of the United Press; Joseph
V. Connolly, general manager of In-
ternational News Service; Cranston
Williams, general manager of Ameri-
can Newspaper Publishers Associa-
tion; and John S. Knight, president
of the American Society of News-
paper Editors.

House Passes
One-Year Draft
Extension Bill
Measure Approved
Without Single Protest
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, March 23.- A
one-year draft law extension bill sped
through the House today in less time
than it takes a draft board to make
a man 1-A.
Less than five minutes was re-
quired to dispose of the measure.
Army spokesmen had urged that the
draft machinery be kept intact.
There was no debae-only a brief'
explanation of the 11-line bill by
Chairmar. May (Dam., Ky.) of the
military committee. There was notI
even a vote, passage coming under
procediure by which a single obje-
tion could have delayed considera-
tion. But the absence of an objection
automatically passed the bill.
The legislation continues in opera-
tion until not later than May 15,
1946 the Selective Training and Ser-
vice Act of 1940 and implementingf
amendments approved since then.
Should the war on all -fronts be
over before May 15, 1946, the draft
law would be dead. Should it still be
raging at that time, an additional
extension would have to be consid-
ered by Congress.
Prompt Senate consideration of the
bill was expected by administration'
leaders. They succeeded in keeping
cut of *the House-app3 ved bill all
restrictive amendments that had
been advocated by m ry members.
The suggested amendments-which
still may be considered as separate
' Iegilaton later-would have required
a stated period of training for new
inductees before they were sent into
combat and would have slapped some
home front manpower controls into
the bill.
Generals ..
(Continued from Page )
Col, Aristides Sosa de Quesada,
Judge Advocate General of the Army
and former Minister of National De-
fense, and Capt. Am:.>.ndo Nin y
Rodriguez, Cuba; Lt.-Col. Manuel
Menendez Rios, Guatemala.
Representing Mexico will be Brig.-
Gen. Raul Fernandez and Brig.-Gen.
Aristeo Barrueta, while Col. J. Rodol-
fo Marin, Judge Advocate General
of the Nicaraguan Army, and Para-
guayan military leaders, Capt. Wer-
ceslao Benitez (Navy), Prefect, Port
of Asuncion and Chief of the Mili-
tary Tribunal, and Lt.-Comm. Jesus
Blanco Sanchez, Member, Supreme
Military Tribunal, are also partici-
pating in the conference.
Attending from Peru are Brig.-
Gen. Leonidas Gonzalez Honder-
man, Member, Council of General
Officers of the Army, and Col. Luis
Alberto Arboleda Vinas L., Assis-
tant Chief of Staff, G-2.
Others of the group are Maj.
Manuel Alfonso Martinez of Salva-
dor, and Maj. Artigas Plaza, Judge
of Military Instruction and Profes-
sor of Mitary Penal Law, and
Maj. Artu o J. Balinas, Professor
of Military Law and Inspector Gen-
cral of the Army, both of Uruguay.
Accompanying the group as inter-
preters are JAGD officers, Lt.-Col.
Miguel A. Burset, Maj. Jose G. Vivs
and Mai James M. Scott, graduates
of the 20th, 19th and 4th officer
classes of the JAG School.

REWARD for return of green and
black striped Shaeffer Jr. fountain
pen. Call Marilyn Koebnick 7279.
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ring Wednesday. Engraved DJC-
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identification card. Call Deb Stoll,
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Return to Daily. Reward.
WANTED: Male or female boarders.
Reasonable rates. Call 5974.
WANTED: Young lady to share an
apartment. Very reasonable and
near campus. Call 2-6287.

Prizes annually awarded to Ger-
man students competing in written
contests were made possible by two
former University students, Thomas
B. Bronson, '81, and Herman W.
Koethe, '10.
Following his retirement as an in-
structor at a boys' school, Bronson
gave $1,000 to the University, the
proceeds of which were to "further
and encourage a study of German
literatures." The Bronson-Thomas
award in which this fund is endowed,
is presented to students writing the
best essay dealing with some phase
of German literature from 1750-1900.
Thomas Lauded
Calvin Thomas, '74, professor of
German language and literature at
the University from 1878-1896, in
whose memory Bronson donated the
gift, has been teimed "one of the
greatest American scholars in dra-
matics, especially the works of Go-
Clarke To Talk
On Great Lakes
Slides To Accompany
Zoology Lecture Here
Dr. George Leonard Clarke, pro-
fessor of zoology at Harvard Univer-
sity and noted marine biologist, will
speak on "A Consideration of Oean-
ographic Methods for Great Lakes'
Problems" at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday
in the Rackham Amphitheater.
The lecture, which is under the
sponsorship of the Zoology and Ge-
ology Departments, will be illustrated
by lantern slides and a 16mm. film.
Dr. Clarke, who is the Marine Biol-
ogist at the Woods Hole Oceanogra-
phic Institute at Cape Cod, has had
Wide experience in the fields of zo-
ology, limnology, and oceanography.
Centering most of his work around
the West Indian and North Atlantic
regions, he has done extensive re-
search in the physical and biological
characteristics of the oceans. He is
the president of the Limnological
Society of America.
Kathleen Rinck
To Give Recital
The third program in the current
series of School of Music faculty re-
citals will be presented by Kathleen
Rinck, pianist, at 8:30 p.m. tomor-
row in the Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
Miss Rinck, who earned her Master
of Music degree at the University in
1941, became a teaching assistant in
the School of Music during the Fall
Term, 1942-43. She previously taught
piano at Whitworth College, Brook-
haven, Miss.
Her program will include three
Beethoven sonatas. The final recital
of this series will be given by Helen
Titus on Sunday, April 1.
Election Held at
Marly Markley
New officers of the Mary Markley
Dormitory, 1219 Washtenaw, elected
at the first house-meeting of the
semester are Ann van Leeuwen '47,
vice-president, and Rachel Shields
'48, secretary .
Officers of the fall semester retain-
ed are Evelyn Hufnagel '47, presi-
dent, and Barbara Storgaard '47,
The group, second only to Adelia
Cheever in war activity time, elected
Patricia Stein, '48, as War Activi-
ties chairman.
"Social plans for the semester in-
clude parties for servicemen and vet-
erans, steak-roasts on the Island,
faculty dinners ,and the traditional

Senior Breakfast in June." Evelyn
Hufnagel, president, announced. c

Students of German Benefit
By Bronson, Koethe Donations

ethe." Called to Columbia Univer-
German department there until his
sity, he left campus and headed the
In 1937, Koethe, practicing law-
yer in Indianapolis, initiated the
Koethe-Hildner contest, which he
finances annually. The awards en-
courage students to make precise and
accurate translations of German into
English and vice versa. Still active
in University affairs, Koethe had two
sons enrolled here prior to their en-
try into the armed services.
Hildner Popular
Jonathan A. C. Hildner, honored
in this award, left the University in
1938 after 50 years teaching service
as professor emeritus of the German
department. Advisor to foreign stu-
dents of campus for more than 20
years, Prof. Hildner was popular
among students, many of whom re-
ferred to him as "Dad." Teaching his
German classes by means of German
folk songs, he believed that students
in elementary languages could best
learn the subject by having it pres-
ented in an original manner.
Winners of the 1944 Bronson-
Thom award, tieing for first place,
were Shelby Dietrich and Sarah
Smythe. David Wend won first place
honors of the 1944 Koethe-Hildner
contest, Robert Taylor placing sec-
ancing, Games1
Will 1iorhliohlt
Lane Hall Social
An Open House, sponsored by Lane
Hall, and created for the purpose of
developing student leadership at so-
cial functions, will be held from 8
p. m. to midnight today in Lane Hall,
Buff Wright, chairman of the pro-
gram, announced.
There will be square dancing, table
games, a work shop, painting, and
refreshments. Miss Wright said, "we
hope that the open houses will be
held every Saturday for students who
would like to participate in any of
the activities offered."
Planning these open houses, and
assisting Miss Wright, are Alexander
Lomako, Ruth McMaster, Martha
Taylor, Barbara Panzner, Bill Con-
ant, Bob Lutweiler, and Fujiye Yo-
Hercules Will
Speak on Negro
Eric E. L. Hercules of San Fernan-
do, Trinidad, and author of "Democ-
racy Limited," will speak at the sec-
ond Saturday luncheon of the seme-
ster in Lane Hall at 12:15 p. m. today
on "America's Greatest Problem, the
In addition to the luncheon, Miss
Olive Bainton, Regional Secretary for
the American Friends Committee, will
interview all students who are inter-
ested in summer work camps and ser-
vice groups. Miss Bainton, a gradu-
ate of Swathmore College and now
stationed in Columbus, O. Will con-
duct interviews from 10 a. m. to noon-
and from 1 to 2 p. m. today.
Measles Prevention
Is Asked By State
LANSING; March 23.-(AP)- Dr.
William Dekleine, state health com-
missioner, disclosed today the Amer-
ican Red Cross had been asked to
give Michigan for public distribution
a quantity of gamma globulin, a by-
product of blood plasma production
which is used as a measles preventa-
Dekleine said the move was en-
dorsed by the state advisory health



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bers of the University. Notices for the
Bulletin should be sent in typewritten
form to the Assistant to the President,
1021 Angell Hall, by 3:30 p. m. of the day
preceding publication (11:30 a. m. Sat-
To the Members of the University
Senate: A special meeting of the
University Senate is called for Mon-
day, April 9th, at 4:15 p.m. in the
Rackham Amphitheater for the pur-
pose of receiving and discussing the
report of the Senate Advisory Com-
mittee, "The Economic Status of
the Faculty".
Id"ntiii'"ation Cardsxwhich[x have
been validated for the Spring Term
are now available in the booth out-
sice Rm, 2, University Hall.
New identifica tion cardsi will NOT
be ready for several days. Notice will
be given as soon as they may be
picked up.


State of Michigan Civil Service
announcements for Institution Bus-
and Civil Engineer II, and III, salary
iness Executive I. and III, salary
range from $180 to $356.50 per month,
from $230 to $340 per month, have
been received in our office. For fur-
ther inforniation stop in at 201 Ma-
son Hall, Bureau of Appointments.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
State Civil Service announcements
for the following have been received
in our office: Division Chief of Claim
Settlements, $2,400, to $5,000, Princi-
pal Claim Settlement Agent, $3,750
to $3,750, Advanced Claim Settlement
Agent, $3,000 to $3,750, Senior Claim
Settlement Agent $2,628 to $3,000,
Claim Settlement Agent $2,328 to
$2,628, Junior Claim Settlement Ag-
ent $2,028-$2,328, and Assistant Claim
Settlement Agent, $1,728 to $2,028.
The- positions for which these exam-
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state office at Harrisbui-rg and the
area office;; in Harrbibr g, Philadel-!
phia, Pittsburgh, and Wilkes-Barre.
Applicants must have been legal res-
idents of Pennsylvania for at least
one year immediately prior to mak-
ing application. For further infor-
mation stop in at 201 Mason Hall,
Bureau of Appointments.
rThle iUnited States Civil Service
Commission gives notice that the
closing date for the acceptance of
applications for PUBLIC HEALTH
P P tESENTATIVE. $2,433 a year,
will k AlMarch 27, 1945. Appliatons
must hrfiled wit h he US. Civil Slr-


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