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Ryukyus Shelled for SeventhStraight Day,

Powerful British Force
Joins U.S.Fleet in Attack

By The Associated Press
GUAM, Friday, March 30-The United States Pacific Fleet, augmented
by powerful British battleship-carrier task forces, poured shells and
carrier planes for the Seventh straight day Thursday at the Ryukyus where
Tokyo said American transports are moving in for an invasion of Okinawa,
325 miles southwest of Japan.
Shortly after disclosing that the 35,000-tot battleship jIMS King
George V., the 23,000-ton carrier HMS Illustrious and other British
warships attacked the southern end of the island chain Monday and

Library, Pa., in quarters of the Pittsburgh Coal Company mine on the
question of a wartime strike.
German Front Crumbling as,
Yanks, British Smash Ahead

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ing straight east across the West-
phalian plain and last was reported
about 68 miles from a junction with
the First Army.
Simultaneously, the U. S. Third
Army lunged out 20 miles east across
the mid-German plain, herding the
disorganized enemy before it and
rounding up 14,000 prisoners.
At last reports it was within 198
miles of Berlin, but the German radio
said the Third Army's Fourth Armor-
ed Division had driven at least 12
miles farther on and was within less
than 100 miles of the border of
Far to the south, Mannheim,
Rhine factory city of 283,000, fell
to the U. S. Seventh Army.
While the U. S. First Army wheeled
abruptly north, and the British Sec-
ond Army-with American infantry
riding its tanks-roared up from theI
west, German broadcasts wrote off
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the once rich Ruhr, greatest of the
enemy arsenals.
The Ruhr, said one enemy war cor-
respondent, was nothing but one wide
field of rubble in which the army and
the Volkssturm fight side by side
with nothing to lose but their lives.
Associated Press Correspondent
Don Whitehead declared in a dis-
patch from the field that the point
near Paderborn was reached at3
5:35 p. m. (European time) and ar-
mor was rolling on with nothing in
front to hold it.
German resistance collapsed in
front of this powerful sweep by the+
one British and two American armies,
and a field dispatch said the situa-
tion had become a rout in front of
the U. S. First Army.
At the current rate of advance,
the British and the U. S. First Armies
might come together in the West-
phalian plain in little more than two
days, laying open the road to Berlin
7,000Idle in
Hudson trtke
DETROIT, March 29.- OP)- A
strike of 110 inspectors in the air-
craft division of the Hudson Motor
Car Co. plant today halted produc-
tion of parts for P-38 fighter planes
and Navy Helldivers, as the manage-
ment sent 7,000 employes home.
Conpany officials and representa-
tives of Local 154, United Automobile
Workers (CIO) met with federal and
state conciliators in an attempt to
settle the dispute. A company spokes-
man said the stoppage apparently
resulted frcm discharge two weeks
ago of a union steward accused by
the management of telling employes
not to work fast.
Production of aircraft and marine
engines at the Packard Motor Car
Co. remained below normal today,
although most of the workers who
struck Wednesday in a dispute over
discharge of a union steward report-
ed on the job,
New Post-Jar Council
Officers Are Elected
Officers elected at a meeting of the
Post-War Council yesterday are Eliz-
abeth Hawley, Grad., president; Har-
ry Daum, Lit '46, executive secretary;
Jean Cockburn, Lit. '46, correspond-
ing secretary and Charles Draghi,
Law '47, treasurer.

World War II
Casualties Are
ation' s iohest
Army, Navy Dead Is
Reported at 189,541
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, March 29-World
War II has now taken the lives of
more American men in combat than
the Civil War, previously the costli-
est in the nation's history.
The army announced today that
153,791 soldiers had died in battle
up to the beginning of Mrch and the
navy reported its dead at 35,750.
Total Casualties Revealed
The aggregate for the two services
since Pearl Harbor is 189,541, almost
3,000 above the 186,771 listed by the
Army and Navy as killed or fatally
wounded in the Union and Con-
federate armies and the Union navy
during the Civil War. The number
of Confederate navy dead is not
available here but it is believed not
to exceed the Union navy's losses.
The war between the states lasted
four years, while the figures for
World War II dead cover only three
years and about three months of
fighting. The toll may still be heav-
ier by the time the missing are ac-
counted for.
Compared With War I
In the eighteen months of World
War I, Army and Navy figures show,
53,559 lost their lives in combat, in-
cluding 50,510 in the army.
Secretary 'of War Stimson gave
out the figures on the number of
soldiers killed in reporting that the
army's over-all casualties had now
reached 780,043 on the basis of names
compiled here through March 21 and
reflecting activities up to the begin-
ning of March. With the navy's
total losses of 92,819, this pushed
the total for both to 872,862 since
the beginning of the war. Today's re-
port represented an increase of 13,275
over last week's.
Convict Draft
ToBe Fought
LANSING, March 29-()-A pro-
posal of the Senate Judiciary Com-
mittee to permit wardens of the
State Prison of Southern Michigan
and the Ionia Reformatory to re-
lease convicts directly into the arm-
ed services without a parole will be
fought by the State Parole Board,
the Board said today.
A. Ross Pascoe, Board Chairman,
said the proposal was sought only by
Warden Harry Jackson of the South-
ern Michigan Prison, and that War-
den Joel R. Moore of the Ionia in-
stituiton did not desire it. Pascoe
said the plan would "circumvent"
the Michigan parole system.
Senator Clarence A. Reid, member
of the Judiciary Committee, said the
proposal came to the committee from
"prison officials" and that he under-
stood Warden Jackson had proposed
it to Senator Harry F. Hittle, Lan-
sing Republican and chairman of
the committee.
Michigan Farmers
Will Receive Help
LANSING, March 29.- (IP)- An
army of 50,000 farm workers this
year will help Michigan farmers care
for what is expected to be the largest
crop in the state's history, A. G. Love,
head of the Emergency Farm Labor
Office at Michigan State College, said

Love said 13,000 foreign workers,
including war prisoners, and 12,000
migrant workers from Texas and the
Ozarks would be aided by 25,000 vol-
unteer workers from within Michi-
gan. This is a 50 per cent increase
over last year in foreign laborers,
Love said.

Ho use Defeats
Bar Officials
Lack of Four Votes
Prohibits Passage
By The Associated Press
LANSING, March 29-The House
of Representatives, after a stormy
two-hour debate, today defeated a
joint resolution proposing a consti-
tutional amendment to bar from pub-
lic office forever any governmental
official convicted of receiving or of-
fering a bribe.
The resolution, however, was tabl-I
ed and will be considered later. It
lacked four votes of the two-thirds
majority necessary to pass. The vote
was 63 in favor of the resolution, 29
against it.
Republican SupportI
The vote followed party lines close-
ly--of the 63 yeas, 60 were from Re-
publicans. Three Republicans join-
ed the 26 Democrats who opposed the
measure. Three Republicans and
four Democrat members were absent.,
Rep. Elton R. Eaton, Plymouth Re-
publican who introduced the resolu-
tion, said he would seek to have it
reconsidered when all members of
his party were present. He said he
would neither offer nor support am-
endments to the resolution when it
again comes before the house.
Retroactive Measure
Chief opposition in debate was
centered on the contention the meas-
ure would apply retroactively to per-
sons previously convicted of such of-
fenses, and that it was not applic-
able to persons who confessed to a
wrongdoing in exchange for a grant
of immunity from prosecution.
Rep. Ed Carey, Detroit Democrat
and CIO0leader serving his first term
in the House, opened the opposition
when he sought to amend the resolu-
tion to apply only to persons convict-
ed after it went into effect, because
it would "punish twice" people al-
ready convicted.
Campus Veterans
To Elect (Officers
Campus veterans will nominate and
elect new officers at the meeting of
the Veterans' Organization, 7 p. m.
Wednesday in Lane Hall, Laz Heten-
yi, president, announced today.
All veterans are urged to attend
and to bring eligibility cards with
them to the meeting.

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Churches Hold
Good Friday
Services Today
Trinity, Zion, and the University
Lutheran Chapel will conduct indi-
vidual Good Friday services today.
as well as St. Andrew's Episcopal
Church and the Unitarian Church
which will also hold their own wor-
ship hours.
The Trinity service will be held
from 1 to 3 p. m. today under the
direction of Rev. Henry Yoder who
will be assisted by Rev. Erwin Bondo
of Christ Lutheran Church, Willow
Run. Following this two-hour wor-
ship consisting of sacred Good Fri-
day litany and meditations on the
Seven Last Words on the Cross, there
will be a communion service.
Services will also be conducted from
1:30 to 3 p. m. today in Zion Luth-
eran Church, and Rev. E. C. Stellhorn
will be in charge. In addition, a
communion service will be held at
7:30 p. m. for those who wish to
partake of the Holy Supper on Good
"The Cost of Redemption" will be
the sermon topic of Rev. A. T.
Scheips at 1:30 p. m. today in the
University Lutheran Chapel, and
communion will follow the service.
Regular three-hour services will be
conducted from noon to 3 p. m. today
in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
with Rev. Henry Lewis officiating.
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