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May 07, 1945 - Image 1

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The Michigan Daily, 1945-05-07

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Will Hold
VxE Day Worship
Planned in City
All Ann Arbor churches will hold
individual services of prayer and
thanksgiving today, the Rev. C. W.
Carpenter; director of the Ann Arbor
Ministerial Association, announced.
Most churches will hold services at
8 p.m. EVT, in accordance with the
request of the Ministerial Associa-
tion. The First Unitarian, the First
Presbyterian, the First Baptist and
the First Congregational Churches
are among those which will hold
their servics at this time.
The Firt Congregational Church
will be open all day for prayer and
worship in addition to holding an
hour of public worship at 8 p.m.
1WT, the Rev. Leonard A. Parr, an-
The First Methodist Church will
hold a service at 8 p.m. EWT on V-E
Day if the announcement comes be-
fore 6 p.m. EWT, it has been report-
ed. Otherwise, the service will be
held at 8 p.m. EWT the following
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will
hold a service at 12:15 p.m. EWT if
V-E Day is announced in the morn-
ing. The service will be held at 7:30
p.m. EWT if the announcement is
made in the afternoon.
St. Mary's Student Chapel will
hold its V-E Day service at 7:30 p.m.
City Celebrated
1918 Armistice
In Grand Style
The old Majestic Theater was ad-
vertising "The Hun Within," Anl
Arborites were asked not to forget
the Belgian KiddieskChristmas fund.
public schools opened with atten-
dance up to nornal, despite the in-
fluenza epidemic--this was Ann Ar-
bor on a certain Monday in Novem-
ber, 1918.
At 3:30 a.m. that day The Daily
came out with its first armistice ex-
tra: the half-page headline reat
"Foch Gets Hun Reply; World War
Eds at 6 O'clock." The UP) story
from Washington said that hostilities1
would cease at 11 p.m., Paris time.
Thoroughly renovated and fumigat-
ed, the Majestic previewed "The
Vamp," story of the "Plain Girl" who
captured her heart's desire by "doll-
ing up."'
Second extra: "Huns Sign Docu-
ment; World War Ends"; anda third
one, "Congress To Hear Terms: To
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At 8:41 A.M.; Reich Succumbs
After 5 Years, 8 Months, 6 Days
RHEIMS, France, May 7.--A.P. -- Germany surrendered uncondi-
tionally to the Western Alies and Russia at 2:41 A.M. French time to-
The surrender of Germany to the Allies took place at 8:41 P.M.
Sunday at a little red school house which is the headquarters of Gen.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The surrender which brought war inEurop e to a foratend after:five years, eight
ni~o-tith, and six days of bloodIshedand tdestruction was signued lor Geraniyby'C01,
Cet. Cnstav jo(I.aud was signed for Supreme Allied Commad by Li. Gen. Waite
r Bedell Smith, chief of staff for Gem. Eisen-h wer.

led Allied forces to victory

Dr. Ruth yen's Statemnent
This is a timc for the giving of thanks, not for boasting;
a, time for solemn thought, not for gala celebrations; a
time for the re-dedication of our lives to the cause of
freedom with responsibility, not for inaction, selfishness,
or wishful thinking.
We have defeated one of our enemies but at the cost
of the lives and careers of thousands of our young men.
Daily we are coming to fuller realization that we are
fighting peoples who have accepted the ideas and adopted
the practices which all decent men have come to consider
evil and despicable. Our youth will stop the practices by
force of arms; we at home have the responsibility of cor-
recting the perverted thinking which has instigated them.
This will not be an easy task.
We dare not now falter in our attempt to secure a
permanently peaceful world. We must sternly proceed to
dispense justice, repress selfishness, abolish ignorance, dis-
courage intolerance, and insist upon freedom of the indi-
vidual, both at home and abroad. Only by following this
course can we abolish wars of aggression with their attend-
ant horrors, justify the sacrifices now being made by our
youth, and be able to say to future generations, "You can
have hope and feel secure, you can look around you and lie
down in safety."
This should be a day of prayer, a day of consecration,
and a day for the renewal of faith in the Christian concept
of the brotherhood of man.

It was also signed by Gen. Ivan Suslopaross for
Russia and by Gen. Francois Sevez for France.
General Eisenhower was not present at the sign-
ing, but immediately afterward Jodl and his fellow
delegate, General Admiral Hans Georg Friedeburg,
were received by the supreme commander.
This was announced officially after German.
broadcasts told the German people that Grand Ad-
miral Karl Doenitz had ordered the capitulation of all
fighting forces, and called off the U-boat war.
Joy at the news was tempered only by the realiza-
tion that the war against Japan remains to be resolved,
with many casualties still ahead.
The end of the European warfare, greatest, bloo-
diest band costliest war in human history-it has claimed
at least 40,000,000 casualties on both sides. in killed,
wounded, and captured-came after five year, eight
months, and' six dlays of strife that overspread the
.Hitler's arrogant armies invaded Poland for
Sept. 1, 1939, beginning the agoncy that convulsed
the world for 2,319 days.
Unconditional surrender of the beaten remnants
of his legions first was announced by the Germas.
The historic news began breaking with a Danish
broadcast that Norway had been surrender uncondi-
tionily by its conquerors.

Classes To Be Held
All classes will be held as usual today and tomorrow accord-
ing to University officials.
This policy was announced some time ago in line with a
country-wide plan to keep from celebrating the close of the war
until fnal and complete victory over Japan as well as Germany.
The University is planning no special program of observance
of this history-making day n the realzation that there still is a
great deal of fighting to be done.
According to Commander Williams (executive officer, NROTC) all Navy
units on campus will continue as usual on V-E Day. No special observance
has been planned. But he went on to say that "should there be" some such
observance, it would be centered around the idea that we are all thankful
that the European phase of the war is over, but that there should be no
let up because the Japanese war would need our continued effort.
Col. Reginald Miller, commandant of Army forces of campus has also
announced that the program of Army units will continue as usual today.
Col. Miller said that, "Only part of the job is done-while we are thankful
for Germany's defeat we recognize that we still have one enemy ahead of
us to defeat." He said that Army personnel may participate individually
in city church scrvices.
Most churches will hold services at 8 p.m. EWT (7 p.m. CWT) today
in accordance with plans of the Ann Arbor Ministerial Association.
Most students were finishing out the closing minutes of their nine
o'clock classes today as the news for which the campus has been waiting
came over the wire.
It was not gepesrally known on campus until the change of classes
began, but then the news spread like wild-fire,
The University exchange became jammed so it was impossible to
get a call through and members of the Daily staff made a bee-line for
the Student Publications Building where the Associated Press machines
were clicking out the world-shaking news.


Allies Snatch Vie
By Carl C. Cramer
Associated Press Staff Writel
Germany's dream of world conquest has come to a shatter-
ing end with the collapse of the Reich which Adolf Hitler
boasted was to endure a thousand years.
Ended is the European phase of the second great war of the
I . I . . - 1 1 I -

tory from Nazis After Being Close to Defeat

difficult amphibious invasion in his-
tory, the invasion of Normandy, all
suggested that the German army was
approaching a debacle.
At the start, the war looked to the
world, grossly underrating German
preparations, like the throw of a mad
It Curnedo, th s the Amaies

Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. it
had been fought on all the oceans
and continents.
"In this war there will be no vic-
tors and losers, but merely survivors
and annihilated," Hitler threatened,
and accordingly he set a pace for
ruthlessness and cruelty unpreceden-
ted in modern war.

bombing through clouds, and a host
of inventions, outdid Hitler.
War in the air- in which, whole
armies of millions engaged. For the
first time the capitals of , great
nations and scores of other cities
were marked for methodical destruc-

Charter were used to combat Nazi
A war fought in the extremes of
weather and terrain,, from Africa to*
the Arctic. in the world's worst bogs
and jungles and most inaccessible
The war saw the advent of the

Despising the Poles too much to
declare war formally, Hitler an-
nounced only that he was answering
"force with force."
With smug conceit he declared, "I
am putting on the uniform (the field
gray of the German army) and I
shall take it off only in victory or

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