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I'VE 1 SDAY, APRIL 11, 1945


Germans Sense End of War,
/Curious About Their Future

mors circulating among prisoners of
war cast an interesting light on the
confusion and consternation that
must exist in sections of Germany
still under Nazi rule.
The Seventh Army's prisoners are
Floor Show To
Highight Hop
A Latin-American floor show will
highlight the Pan-American Ball, to
be held at 8:30 p.m. EWT (7:30 p.m.
CWT) Saturday in the League ball-
Music of a rhumba-rhythm quar-
tet will supply a Cuban background
for the dance numbers, and a trio of
guitarists will provide Mexican melo-
The semi-formal dance, to be pre-
sented by the Latin-American Soci-
ety, will feature the music of Russ
Girt and his orchestra. Tickets are
on sale at the Union, the League and
the International Center.
Kelly Puts An End
To Branch Banking
LANSING, April 10-(P)-The five-
year-old fight to prevent the spread
of branch banking in Michigan end-
ed on the governor's desk today when
Governor Kelly signed into law the
Bishop Bill restricting vitally that
form of banking.
The law is similar to those vetoed
by former Governor, Murray D. Van
Wagoner in 1941 and defeated in the.
Senate in 1943. Rumors of bribery
in connection with the legislative bat-
tle over both bills led to the calling
of the Carr Grand Jury investigation
of the Legislature, although that
probe has not resulted in any in-
dictments growing out of the bank
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fresh from battle and have been in
touch with German civilians very
recently, either by correspondence or
by actual contact in towns and cities
where they were billeted.
Prisoners' Questions
No sooner do I begin to talk to
prisoners anywhere than they say,
"We heard Hitler shot himself. Is it
true?" or, "we hear Goering was
killed during a bombing raid. How
about it?" They almost seem dis-
appointed that I cannot give con-
Another stock question is, "Does
Goebbels still put out faked Wehr-'
macht reports?" On one occasion I
countered with, "Oh, yes, he still
reports about disengaging from the
enemy.". Whereupon everybody roar-
ed boisterously.
Concerned with Future
Of their own accord, various men
derisively would throw at me other
stock phrases in Wehrmach (cor-
rect) communiques, such as "made a
strategic retreat" or "withdrew to
more advantageous positions."
German prisoners almost cannot
believe that American freedom of the
press is such that we publish even
enemy communiques in full.
With great concern, prisoners al-
ways ask whether it is true that they
are to be shipped to Siberia as slave
laborers. Since a reply would be tan-
tamount to imparting military in-
formation, I leave the question un-
answered. The same thing applies
to questions as to which ally will
occupy what part of Germany.
Consider War Attempt Over
Another stock question is how long
before they can return to their
homes. They consider the war about
over, peace in the immediate offing
and early dismissal expectable.
"There is so much to rebuild," is a
frequent reason for wanting to re-
turn as soon as possible.
The present prisoners of war differ
in tht main from those taken in
Africa and Italy and even from some
taken after D-Day in France, when
the, attitude still was cockily pro-
Believe Themselves Innocent
I meet a blind spot, however, when
the question of collective guilt for
this war is raised. Having heard
nothing except what Goebbels' prop-
aganda permitted, they often seem
genuinely surprised at such funda-
mentals as that Hitler declared war
on the United States or that Hitler
provoked an incident at the Polish
frontier whereupon he built a case
of alleged invasion of Germany by
the Poles. It is hard for them at first
to realize that the world regards
them as aggressors. The have been
ktold for years that Germany was at-
tacked by a ring of enemies.

Russell Willie (Above), Baton,
Rouge, La., literally dives into a
steak for his first meal on U.S. soil
after he was freed from a German
prison camp by the advancing
Russian army. Sgt. Willie and
1,500 other U.S. soldiers liberated
with him arrived at Camp Myles
Standish, Taunton, Mass. They
embarked from the Russian Black
Sea port of Odessa.
Army Ordnance
Cuts Production
WASHINGTON, April 10.- ()-
Announcement of big cuts in artil-
lery ammunition production and a
decision against completing 12 new
tank plants combined tonight to re-
flect official pleasure at progress of
the war.
Army Ordnance men at Chicago
announced the ammunition program
change and the War Department at
Washington said the Army has now
decided it won't need the dozen tank
plants which were not scheduled for
peak operation until autumn.
The 1945 schedule now contem-
plates a ten per cent reduction in the
entire artilery ammunition program
authorized last December. That was
at a time when the Rundstedt break-
through made the situation dark on
the western front.
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4:30 Friday before the honor society
dinner. All members will be expected
to attend.
iological Chemistry Seminar will
meet on Friday, April 13, at 3:30
p.m., in Rm. 319 West Medical Build-
ing. "Phosphatases-Some Proper-
ties of 'Alkali' Phosphatases" will be
discussed. All interested are invited.
"Zaragueta", the annual play of
La Sociedad Hispanica will be pre-
sented in Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
ter on Tuesday and Wednesday, April
17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. instead of
Monday and Tuesday as had been
previously announced, in order to
avoid conflict with the Graduate
Record Examinations. Rservaions
for l ickets may be made by calling
the Lydia Mendetssohn Box Office,
and the actual sale of tickets will
begin on Monday, April 16.
A.L.E.E. Meeting: Thursday, April
12, 1945, 6:30 p.m., 302 Michigan
Union, All electricians invited. Mr.
R. L. Rayner of Michigan Bell Tele-
phone Company, speaker, on "Tele-
phone Carrier Systems", illustrated
with movies.
KEEP ON& * *

T hree French
War Movies
To Be Shown
Films Will Illustrate
Free French Fighters
Three French films, sponsored by
Le Cercle Francais, will be shown at
4:10 p. m. E.W.T. (3:10 p. m. C.W.T.)
tomorrow at the Kellogg Auditorium.
The guerilla warfare of Free French
forces against the Germans will be
seen in "The Men of the Marquis."
Street fights in the "Liberation of
Paris" reveal the barricades of the
French underground against the
German army of occupation before
the arrival of the Yanks.
Based on two modern popular
.French songs, "The Next Time I See
Paris" traces the happy daily life
of Parisians before the war.
Persons having season tickets to
the current French lectures will be
admitted free to these movies. Ev-
eryone else must secure tickets.
Hook Asks for
Labor Agrents
Conference Should
Plan for Employment
WASHINGTON, April 10.- (P)-
Rep. Hook (Dem., Mich.) believes the
House Labor Committee should be
authorized to have official observers
at the United Nations Conference
because of the importance of full
employment to a durable peace.
He added he felt the State Depart-
ment had not given sufficient con-
sideration to the problem of employ-
ment security in formulating a peace
program, although he said he under-
stood the CIO and the AFL had been
authorized to name official observers
to the conference.
"I don't believe you can have a
workable peace without full employ-
ment security," Hook, a member of
the committee, said in an interview.
He asserted he was studing the
problem and expected to offer "some
suggestions" soon.
Plans should be drawn now, he
said, to "avoid the hit-and-miss leg-
islation of previous years." He ex-
pressed belief that proper planning
would obviate the need for another
WPA but asserted that if private in-
dustry is unable to maintain full em-
ployment, "then the government will
have to move in with a complete plan
of public works."
In a recent speech before the Na-
tional Association for the Advance-
ment of Colored People, Hook said
fears of post-war unemployment and
depression were widespread but de-
clared, 'There is no law of economics
or of history that says economic col-
lapse and political anarchy mut fol-
low war.
Hillel To Hold
'Cost Supper
Getting campus participation in
the 7th War Loan Drive off to an
early start, the Hillel Foundation will
hold its annual spring dance from
9 to 12 p.m. April 21 in the ballroom
of the League.
The purchase of war stamps is the
ticket of admission, and all expenses
of the dance will be met by the Foun-
Music for the event will be sup-
plied by Bob Cooch and his orches-
tra, with Helen Bement as vocalist.
Social committee chairmen are

Muriel Kleinwaks and Barbara Le-
vin. Other members of the commit-
tee are Charlotte Shapiro and Renee
Lichenstein, and Beryle Walters is
student director in charge.

Rockefeller Scientists Develope
New Vaccine Against Influenza

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK, April 10.-A new in-
fluenza vaccine, having about ten
times more immunizing potency than
usual commercial flu vaccines, is an-
nounced in the Journal of Experi-
mental Medicine of the Rockefeller
This vaccine is being made com-
mercially and has been tried on hu-
man beings. The results have not
been published but reports indicate
that they are most satisfactory.
Studies Reported
The vaccine was developed under
the auspices of the Committee on
Medical Research of the Office of
Scientific Research and Develop-
ment, America's scientific war agen-
The studies which led to the vac-
cine are reported in the Rockefeller
publication by Dr. Wendell M. Stan-
ley, of the Rockefeller Institute,
Princeton. The experiments were!
made with the aid of Miss Josephine

M. Stafford and Miss Mary Elizabeth
Past Results Irregular
The new features of the vaccine+
are in the methods of preparation.1
The results of flu vaccination in the+
past have been irregular. Dr. Stan-+
ley's investigations indicated that the
irregularities probably were due to
presence of foreign proteins in the
vaccines and to varying amounts of
the flu virus, the stuff that affords
Furthermore, in the previous vac-
cines the manufacturing methods
were somewhat difficult. The new
vaccine is made more easily, a fact
which promises large scale produc-
Affords Protection Against Viruses
This vaccine includes the viruses
causing each of the three present
known strains of flu. These are Por-
to Rico, Lee and Weiss. The vaccine
affords some protection against all of
them, and more against the Weiss

form of flu than other reported vac-
The vaccine is made by infecting
chicken embryos with flu and extrac-
ting the virus from the fluid of the
chicks. This fluid is whirled in a
centrifuge to extract the virus hi
high concentration. By the new
method the centrifuge whirl has to
be used only once, instead of twice as
Washtenaw Medical
Society To Meet
The Washtenaw County Medical
Society will hold a meeting in con-
junction with meetings of semi-an-
nual extramural course for graduates
in medicine at 5:45 p.m. EWT (4:45
CWT) tomorrow at the Allenel Hotel,
Dr. Paul Bassow announced.
Drs. Hodges, Peet, and Badgley
will present a symposium.









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