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FRIDAY,- MARUUI- 9, 0,45

Disastrous Flood Sweeps Ohio River Valley TGis's Sldy

G. E. Carrothers
Gives Speech on
Peace Proposal
George E. Carrothers, Director of
the Bureau of Cooperation with Edu-
cational Institutions, spoke last night
before the University of Michigan
Club at Northville on the subject of
the Dumbarton Oaks Conference. T.
Hawley Tapping, General Secretary of
the Alumni Association, accompanied
Prof. Charles M. Davis, of the
geography department, addressed the
Ferndale-Pleasant Ridge University
of Michigan Club last night. He told
of living conditions in the Far Paci-
fic. Mr. Robert O. Morgan, Assist-
ant General Secretary of the Alumni
Association, also spoke to the group.
British Push Into
Mandalay Suburbs
CALCUTTA, March 8-4P)--Brit-
ish and Indian troops hammered into
the northern suburbs of Mandalay
after a 14-mile night advance through
disintegrating Japanese resistance
and the fall of Burma's second city
was believed here to be imminent.
The final drive into the OBO sub-
urb, about a mile from the main part
of the big river port, was made from
the town of Madaya, on the east
bank of the Irrawaddy River above
Mandalay, by troops of the 19th Divi-
sion, who established a bridgehead at
Xingu last month.

150,000 Sext.
From Homes;
Ten Are Dead.
Portsmouth Scene
Of Fight Against Ohio


Kaiser's Master Spy, Nazi Foe,
Says Hitler Plans New Terror


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By The Associated Press{
PORTSMOUTH, O., March 8-
The Ohio Valley appeared to be win-
ning its fight against the third most
disastrous flood in its history tonight,
but the issue was undecided at some
points. The cost was terrific.
Although less serious than floods
of 1937 and 1913, the rain-fed Ohio
River and its tributaries laid siege
to hundreds of war arsenals in the
rich industrial valley, took atleast
10 lives and forced possibly 150,000
persons from their homes.
Control Provisions Made
The crests, however, were headed
downstream to the broad Mississippi,
and there, flood control provisions
were expected to keep the waters in
Portsmouth was the scene of the
stiffest fight against the Ohio. Sand-
bag and earthwork dikes were erect-
ed atop the city's 62-foot floodwall
as waters of the Ohio and the Scioto
rose above the permanent barrier.
The water stood at 64.3 feet.
Sandbags Dropped to Volunteers
Empty sandbags were flown to the
beleaguered city by army troop-car-
rying transports. They were dropped
to soldiers and volunteers-including
men, women and children-erecting
the hasty breastworks.
The river was ebbing at Pittsburgh,
where it is formed by the confluence
of the Monongahela and Allegheny
rivers. Other cities along Ohio's
eastern border, such as East Liver-
pool and Steubenville, reported the
waters receding, but days must elapse
before thousands who fled to theI
highlands can. return and begin the
job of drying out their homes. For
some of them this is. an almost-an-
nual task.
Families Flee From Homes
Other Ohio points, however, were
still battling to keep slowly-rising
flood waters from breaching their de-
fenses. Marietta looked for another
half foot of water, sending the flood
surface to 48.5 feet. Nearly 300 fam-
ilies left their homes there.
Louisville, Ky., expected a crest of
47.5 feet tonight or tomorrow morn-
ing, and expected the waters to re-
main at that stage for a day or so.
Cincinnati's flood receded from a
top of 69.2 feet, and then remained

By The Associated Press
LONDON, March 9-Capt. Franz!
Von Rintelen, who has spent more
than ten years in Allied prisons and
concentration camps for his German
connections in two wars, says Adolf
Hitler probably is planning some new
masterpiece of wickedness.
Von Rintelen has just been released
from a detention camp on the Isle of
Trim, middle-aged and wearing
the button of Britain's St. John's
Ambulance Service on his tweed
coat, he is as free to walk about
London as anyone.
Thoroughly German but violently
anti-Nqzi, he prays for the day of Hit-
ler's downfall but warns that barring{
accidents the Nazi collapse won't be
soon. He suspects the Fuehrer has
another dirty trick up his sleeve.
Military affairs-especially naval
aspects of them-were Von Rintelen's
Von Rintelen, former captain of
the Imperial German Navy and a,
brilliant figure in U: S. society in
1915, was accused of pouring vast
sums from Germany into bribery,
placing of German agents in vital
munitions centers and on ships for
He'd'Rather Be
In p'rison' Here
GRAND RAPIDS, Mar. 8.--(/P)-
Lt. Isaac LaVictoire, who lost 73
pounds while he was interned in a
Japanese prison camp, said today,
"I'd rather to a ten-year stretch in
Southern Michigan Prison standing
on my head than spend another three
and a half years in a Jap concentra-
tion camp."
LaVictoire, former state psychia-
trist at the Southern Michigan Prison
at Jackson, was freed in the daring
action of an American rescue squad
at Cabanatuan Prison Camp on Lu-
zon last month.
He said he had regained a pound'
a day on American food but still had
30 pounds to go. His wife resides
in Ann Arbor.

sabotage, and of an attempt to in-
volve Mexico in a war with the U.
S. He fled the country, but was
taken off ship near England and re-
turned to New York to stand trial.
Convicted of sabotage in federal
court, he was sentenced to two prison
terms and sent to Atlanta despite
German demands that he be ex-
changed. Released by President Wil-
son in 1920, he returned to Germany,
but went to France in 1926 and later,
moved to England where he announc-
ed in 1935 that he had returned his
German passport and was done with
Germany "for good."
In England during the early days
of this war, the subject of one of
his lectures was "Secret Service in
Peace and War."
He isn't surprised at being locked
up occasionally and said the Brit-
ish treated him correctly.
Now that he is out he says his old
life is far behind him. He says he
'has lost all contacts with Germany
and isn't interested in establishing
any unless to betray the Nazis.
"That July 20th attempt on Hit-
ler's life-how it was mismanaged,"
Von Rintelen says feelingly.
"I should have been in charge of
that affair. It was bungling from
beginning to end. Nazis have their
own operatives in every phase and
corner of German life. They knewI
in advance, of course.
They had Hitler leave the room
for a moment-and boom. It was so
"No one can foretell how the end
will come," the captain in exile
said. "But we can be sure the
Nazis will not have the slightest
consideration for the German
people or any other people."
The Rhine and the Oder river in
the east are not the last German
defense zones, he says.
It's been a long time since Von
Rintelen sat in a German conference
on strategy, but ,he knows the old
mentality. Speculations about the
war's end, he thinks, should be in
terms of 1946 unless fate produces
some surprise.

M cW illiam s (First Article in a Serics)
Never before in the history of theE
W ill DiscuUniversity of Michigan has its influ-
Dis uss ence been extended literally to thel
ends of the earth.
Race M inorities "The sun never sets" on the Uni
versity whose correspondence study
courses, conducted as a part of the
Distinguished Author Extension Service reach every camp <
To Speak at Rackham in this country, almost every island
in the world, and every front ont
Carey McWilliams, noted author which our armed forces are engaging
and lecturer, will speak on the topic the enemy.
"Racial Minorities," at 8 p.m. Tues- More Than 2,800l
day in the Rackham Amphitheatre. At present, there are more thant
Emphasizes Race Minority 2.800 men and women in the armed
McWilliams has centered attention forces enrolled in the University cor-
on the problem of racial minorities respondence courses, according to
for years and has written extensively I Mrs. Berenice Lee, temporary head
on the subject, both through contri- of the Correspondence Study De-
butions to such publications as "The partment of the Extension Service.
Nation" and the "New Republic" and Most common reason for electing
in his books. to study through correspondence on
His latest work, "Prejudice" dis- the part of the serviceman, whether
cusses the treatment accorded Amer- he be in a German prison camp or a
ican citizens of Japanese descent who Pacific island fox hole, is a deep-
were transplanted from their homes rooted desire to remain "an active
on the west coast to internment part of the University."
camps inland. Here he makes clear Mathematics Popular
that the solution of this domestic Courses of study elected cover ev-
problem will have a bearing on the ery field offered by the Correspon-
outcome of the whole international dence Study Institute with mathe-
racial problem. matics holding first place.
Made Radio Appearances The G.L continuing his education
Making frequent radio appearan- while in the service of the U.S. is
ces, McWilliams has discussed the aided by the U.S. Armed Forces Insti-
racial question on the Chicago Round tute cooperating with more than 80
Table and on the Town Meeting of universities and colleges throughout
the Air. He lectures widely from the nation.
coast to coast and practices law in Letter from England
California where he was formerly Evidence of the serviceman's desire
Commissioner of Immigration and for the Correspondence service ren-
Housing. I dered by the University was submit-
In 1940 he became president of the ted in a recent letter to the Study
Committee for the Protection of the Institute:
Foreign Born and was awarded a "After some 15 months and several
Guggenheim fellowship in 1941. -- ---
This is a University lecture and I Dr. Ruthven Will Attend
is open to the public.
Coffee Hour at Lane flal
Ne O A Coffee Hour, sponsored by the
Student Religious Association and
in honor of new students on campus,
Be edwill be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today in
the library of Lane Hall.
Dedication of a new pipe organ at President and Mrs. Alexander
the Unitarian Church will take place Ruthven will be guests.


tin Service
thousands of miles through the states
and now the island of England, I am
glad to let you know that we of
Michigan, although not all from the
University, are in the big game pit-
ching away.
"Since some sort of study is in
order for some in their spare time,
we would appreciate whatever litera-
ture you may send concerning your
extension courses.
"Our congratulations to all the
boys on their splendid athletic vic-
tories in the past year. May ours: be
as good over here."
(Second Article To Appear
Next Week.)
Continuous from 1 P.M.
- Today and Saturday -




tonight at 8:15 p. m., it was announc-
ed yesterday by Rev. E. H. Redman.
Mrs. Freda Vogan of the School of
Music will play several selections in
honor of the event.
As guest speaker of the evening,
Dr. Philip Nash, president of the
University of Toledo and former na-
tional director of the League of Na-
tions Association, will address the
group on "An Adventure in World
Order," which is also the title of his
recent book.
Before becoming associated with
the University of Toledo, he was
dean at Antioch College, Yellow
Springs, Ohio.hHe has also been
moderator of the American Unitar-
ian Association.
A reception in the library rooms
of the church will follow the dedica-
tion and program.


Not for Beginners - Not for Credit
Monday and Wednesday . . . 2:30.3:30-
Tuesday and Thursday . . . 2:30-3:30


FOUND: Ladies' Longines wrist
watch Feb. 23, Angell Hall. Call
Elaine 2-254 1.
LOST: Silver chain bracelet with
heart-shaped clasp. If found please
call 22281 immediately.
LOST: Saddle leather wallet Marchj
6 p. in. Reward. Call Eleanorl
Keefe, 9390.
LOST: Parker "51" gold topped dark
green bottom. Desirable reward.
Call Ruth Walkowsky at 23119.
LOST-Green Schaeffer pen Wed-
nesday morning. Call Pat Reid,
LOST-Brown wallet Monday. Con-
tains important papers. Call or
return. Jean Borden, 503 Monroe.
LOST-Brown purse around Ensian
office. Keep money, return wallet.
Call Harriet Pierce, 2-2591 or bring
to Daily office.
EAT THE BEST FOOD in town at
the ATO house. Just two blocks
from campus. Three meals served
each day at the most reasonable
rates in Ann Arbor. Call Mr. Van
Pett at 2-3297 at noon or after
five, or stop in at 700 S. State for
WANTED: Three girls to board. Call
Mrs. Piper at 2-3790.
ROOM or Board for men. Sigma
Phi Epsilon House, 733 S. State,
welcomes you to the use of its
facilities. Porter service and ex-
* cellent study conditions. Location
near campus. Contact F. J. Ruck,
Phone 6764.
10-PIECE DIETZEN drawing set in
leather zipper case. Like new. Bar-
gain. Call 2-3632
Please remembE

er. Apply 407 N. Ingalls or call
KITCHEN HELPERS-70 cents per1
hour, board or cash. 12:15 to 2:15
or 6:15 to 8:15. Phone 6737 after
8 p. m. or call at Pinafore. Restau-
rant one block east of Rackham
building on Huron.

Musical Rides
Riding on Trail

Formation Riding
on Care and Horsemanship
Register at Stable


WANTED-House boys at the AlphaI
Delta Pi House, 722 Forest. For
information please call 2-2539.
BOY WANTED for kitchen work at -
Kappa Kappa Gamma. Call Dor-
othy Hayden 25618.
WANTED: Three college girls for
dinner at night only. Close to cam-
pus. Good meals. Call 2-3790.
"Le Jour Se Leve"
"C" aa
MARCH 8, 9, 10, 8:30. P.M.
Box Office Open All Day,
Admission 35c (plus tax)

Give To The
Red Cross

Golfside Riding Stables



Phone 2-3441

3250 East Huron River Drive




Q. How many of the telephone calls Io "Infirmtion"
are unnecessary?



Six out of ten calls to "I formation" are for inum-
ers listed in the directory. Each one increases the
load on war-busy wires - may slow up other cals.

Homer Flunked Ont!
oN wonder.he couldn't keep up with his assign-
ments. His domestic duties kept him too busy !
Homer's chief trouble was buttots.. . unfaithful,
elusive little perforated disks that kept coming off
his shirts (which weren't Arrows). While other
guys burned the midnight oil, Homer spent his
time nimbly thimbling a necdle.
Homer should have kno4n about Arrow Shirts

QH -ow much time is lost by such needless calls?
A. A total each day of more than 1,000 hours of opera.
for and switchboard time in Michigan alone.


we l ke to

sell ARROW

SH IRTS just as well
to buy them. They


as you



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