VOL. LV, No. 145 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1945
PRICE FIVE CENTS
To Run at
Track Meet in Year
Four of the most powerful track
squads in the nation will meet to-
morrow at 1:30 EWT (12:30 CWT)
when Michigan plays host to Illi-
nois, Great Lakes and Ohio State on
the cinder paths of Ferry Field.
Touted as the greatest cinder clash
in many years this meet will have
thrills in every race. In fact, Coach
Ken Doherty claims "the meet won't
be decided until after the mile relay
has been run."
The Wolverines are favored in this
match because of their conquests of
Illinois and Ohio State in the West-
ern Conference indoor meet and their
victory in an indoor triangular meet
with Great Lakes and Western Mich-
igan. However, each team reports
constant improvement and the going
will be tough no matter who wins.
Every race will be more hotly con-
tested than usual as these four teams
possess some of the outstanding indi-
vidual stars in the nation. Ih the
220, Michigan's Val Johnson will
face the best each of the other three
teams can field.
440 Wide Open
The 440 is anybody's race as Grover
Klemmer world's champion for this
distance with a :46.4 and Bob Kelley,
Illini sprinter, who captured the Big
Ten 440 and 880 crowns, will battle
Michigan's Dick Forrestel for suprem-
The 880 will bring together a pair
of thinclads who will each be seeking
their second victory over the other.
Kelley and Ross Hume will lock horns
in what promises to be one of the
See MICHIGAN, Page 3
Will Be Revived
By Music Bar
Soph Music Bar, reviving the tradi-
tion of Soph Cabaret, will take over
the second floor of the League from
7:30 p. m. to midnight Saturday,
featuring Jimmy Strauss and his De-
troit orchestra in the ballroom.
Highlighting the evening will be
the technicolor movie "A Star Is
Born,"a hit of the '30's which stars
Janet Gaynor and Frederic March.
The movie will be shown in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre after the pres-
entation of the musical stageshow
"Swing's the Thing." The stage-
show is composed of cast of '47
coeds, and will feature dancing and
singing. A trio specialty dance and
a blues singer will be starred.
French Atmosphere To Prevail
Refreshments will be served in the
Grand Rapids Room which will be
transformed into a Parision sidewalk
cafe. French atmosphere will pre-
vail; the only exceptions to be the
American coke and potato chips.
The Hussey Roon will be devoted
to the game of miniature golf where
addicts of the game may swing out
with tricky shots. Fortune tellers
will add the mystic touch to the Cab-
aret. Novelty games will also be
among the entertainments of Soph
The last Cabaret was given in 1940
and had as its theme the sunny south
with Cuban influences. This year's
Cabaret will revolve around song
titles. Proceeds from Soph Music
Bar will go to the Seeing Eye for the
purchase of a dog for the blind.
Tickets are now on sale in all Uni-
versity residences and will go on sale
on campus next week. The Cabaret
is open to all persons and each ticket
entitles the bearer to partake of every
feature of the Cabaret.
Today Miss Kathleen N. Lardie,
assistant supervisor in the
Detroit Department of,
Public Education, will
speak at initiation of Pi
Lambda Theta at 3:30
p.am. in Rackham Amphi-
Today Hellzapoppin dance will
be given in the Rainbow
Room of the Union with
music by Bill Layton and
May 14 Coffee Hour and Forum
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Top Posts in Germany
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Third Laning on Mindanao
Aew Move Is Threat to
Japs Remaining in South
Guerrillas Disrupt Local Defenses
Of Japanese, Prevent Heavy Resistance
By The Associated Dress
MANILA, May 12, Saturday -
Strong elements of the U. S. 40th
Division have made a landing on the
north coast of Mindanao island in
a new move to entrap the principal
Japanese force i'emaining in the
This was the third landing on Min-
danao to be made by American for-
ces. In announcing the operation,
Gen. Douglas MacArthur said today
it had landed in the rear of an enemy
To Hear Detroit
New Members Elected
By Pi Lambda Tht
Kathleen N. Lardie, assistant sup-
ervisor in the Detroit Department of
Public Education, will speak on "Ra-
dio and Education" at Pi Lambda
Theta spring initiation at 3:30 p.m.
EWT (2:30 p.m. CWT) today in
Pi Lambda Theta is a national
hooary, fraternity for women in
education. The Michigan unit is Xi
Miss Lardie is in chaige of radjc
work in the Detroit public schools,
and is an associate professor at
Wayne University where she teaches
"Utilization of Radio in the Class-
room". She has been a staff member
of radio workshops at New York
University, Sarah Lawrence College,
the National Music Camp at Inter-
lochen, the Philadelphia Radio Work-
shop and the KOIN Workshop, Port-
Miss Lardie is president of the
Michigan Chapter of the Association
for Education by Radio, radio chair-
man of the Greater Detroit Motion
Pictures Council and chairman of
the Radio and Visual Committee of
the Detroit PTA.
Initiates at the meeting will be:
Carmen J. de Rivera, Lagrima Mar-
in-Quinones, Mrs. Emilia LeZotte,
Sarah Rodriguez - Chacon, Camille
Brown, Mrs. Helen Schiebner, Gladys
Omohondro, Mrs. Louise Behrends,
Mrs. Mabel Boyle, Edith Lindley,
Catherine Allen, Nataline Gouine,
Gladys Thoeming, Alberta Wady,
Marion Weiss, Florence Eckburg,
Barbara Johnson, Beverly Moulton,
Lois Davis, Mary Elizabeth Alexan-
der, Helen Dickinson, Ann Terbrueg-
gen, Bette Jean Soper, Nancy Reber,
'.'wtoinctte P pus, Geri d rhomrp-
son, Willie Sovage an-i Lilian I oge-
Clu. rees Plan
Complying with President Tru-
force and caught it out of position.
This enemy force, in the interior
province of Bukidnon, has been
threatened by the second Yank land-
ing contingent which had been mov-
ing northward from its beachheads
on the southwestern coastalarea.
Besides being surprised by the 40th
Division attack, the Japanese ele-
ments hadtheir local defenses dis-
rupted by guerrillas. The new move,
MacArthur reported, left them "in-
capable of serious resistance."
This puts the Bukidnon enemy be-
tween two converging Yank forces,
one moving up from the south and
the other down from the north. The
new landing force quickly consolidat-
ed its beach positions and drove four
MacArthur also reported the Japa-
nese garrison at Davao, in the south-
eastern part of Mindanao, had been
cut off from an escape route to the
interior by the 31st U. S. Division-
the force moving northward-and is
under attack by the 24th Division
which captured Davao. The 24th also
has been moving northward from the
Raids on Vital
Harbors, Inland Sea'
Mined by Superforts
By The Associated Press
GUAM, Saturday, May 12.-Ameri-
can Superforts are sowing Japan's
harbors and inland sea with mines
in a gigantic operation to disorganize
Nippon's shipping while fleets -of
B-29s hammer the enemy's home-
land factories and airfields.
The big bombers 6panned the sea
from their Marianas Islands bases
yesterday in three attacks on the
Empire Islands, hitting a vital sea-
plane factory in the Kobe area on
Honshu Island and airfields on Kyu-
Maj.-Gen. Curtis E. Lemay, com-
mander of the 21st Bomber Com-
mand, said the Superforts started
on March 27 the first attempt in
military history to lock a maritime
nation in a complete aerial mine
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Is Pledged to 'Toughness'
- Eisenhower To Be American Member
Of Post-War Big Three Control Council
WHERE SUPERFORTRESSES HIT JAP OIL-A record fleet of
American Superfortresscs bombed Japanese oil installations at Otake,
Tokuyama and Oshima. Airfields on Kyushu and Shikoku were also
Goering Maintains Germans
Will Shy from Another W ar
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, May 11-Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lt. Gen.
Lucius D. Clay were named today to head the American part of a "stern"
military government in Germany.
Eisenhower will be top man in the setup and Clay, officially described
as "tough-minded," will be Chief Deputy handling actual operations. Among
other things Clay will supervise "the entire deNazification program" and
the "ruthless" suppression of underground activity.
In an outline of organizational plans for the occupation, the Army
announced that Eisenhower will be American member of the over-all Control
Council on which Russia, Britain and France will be represented. He will
also be Military Commander of the
American occupation zone. General
Clay will be his deputy in both capa- OPA To Hold
Clay "Hand Picked" Prices Dawn to
The Army announcement said Clay
was "hand picked by President Roose-
velt for the direction of the occupa- 1942 Levels
tion of Germany." It described hhgi
as "a tough minded soldier with tho-
rough understanding and experience Bowles Says Increase
in the balance between military Would Mean Inflation
necessity and civilian requirements."
Specifically assigned to Clay's di- By The Associated Press
rection are three administrative see- WASHINGTON, May 11-The OPA
tion searthe fromanive dzen announced plans today to hold prices
bions, separate from an even dozen mOtiwl rdue onue
govenmet diisins, onc most newly produced consumer
regular government divisions, which e~®ds down to 1942 levels.
will supervise the direct purging of goods d nt4l es B
German life: A special intelligence Price Administrator Chester Bow-
agency, and sections controlling pub- les made known, however, that man-
lic relations and public information. ufacturers turning again to civilian
Divisions To Share Tasksp creases when OPA considers such
"The all-important task of purg-
ing all public agencies and important action warranted.
German industries of Nazis will be He said at a news conference that
shared by every division," the Army he believes there will, be "few in-
announcement says, "Each supervis- stances" of such increases being pass-
ing this work in its own field. ed on at retail.
"However, an over-all intelligence The keystone of OPA's reconversion
section, answerable directly to Gen- policy, Bowles said, is to encourage
eral Clay, will maintain general sup- business to produce in record volume
ervision over the entire deNazification at low prices and high wages.
program. This intelligence section There is no more certain way, he
will also maintain surveillance over added, to "smother the fires of in-
all German agencies and provide as- flation than by an avalanche of civil-
surance that activities by Nazi under- ian goods and services."
ground, 'Werewolves' and the like will The OPA chief said that while the
be ruthlessly suppressed." potential for lowered production costs
By The Associated P'ress
AUGSBURG, Germany, May 11-
Shifty-eyed and perspiring, Hermann
Goering, who faces the prospect of
answering war crimes charges, de-
clared today that for the Germans
"there will be no third war in this
century-everyone wants peace."
His puffy cheeks reddening under
a hot sun Goering uneasily faced a
battery of war correspondents and
gave his version, at least, of what had
occurred in the Nazi hierarchy dur-
ing the war years.
The Japanese attack on the
American fleet at Pearl Harbor
came as a complete surprise to the
German high command, the cap-
tured Reichsmarshal said.
Declaring that he was satisfied that
Adolf Hitler was dead, Goering claim-
ed that Martin Bormann, deputy Nazi
party leader, named grand admiral
Karl Doenitz as Hitler's successor ancL.
added: "Hitler did not leave a thing
in writing saying that Doenitz was to
take his place!"
Concerning the German attack
on the Soviet Union, Goering said:
"When Hitler decided to attack
Russia, I myself referred him to
his Mein Kampf, where he said
that to fight a war on two fronts
was dangerous. I was convinced
that Russia was not going to attack
-maybe Finland but not Gfey'-
Goering answered with a powerful
affirmative when asked if Hitler per-
sonally was responsible for the con-
duct of the SS and the Gestapo and
the manner in which German concen-
tration camps were run.
Asserting that the flight of Rudolf
Hess to England was a complete sur-
prise in Nazi circles Goering said:
"Only three people know why he did
it. They, are close members of his
family, and I cannot name them."
Goering repeated that Hitler was
"When I saw him (Hitler) last
April 20 in Berlin, he was very sick
-something wrong with his brain,"
Goering said, motioning with his
hands and making an obvious effort
to be convincing. "I've heard he
Of Germany's future Goering
said: "If there are no ways and
means given the German people to
live then the future is black for
them and the world."
Play Is Today
The last two performances of "El-
ves and the Shoemaker" will be given
at 1:30 p. m. and 3:45 p. m. EWT
,(12:30 p. m. and 2:45 p. m. CWT)
today in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The play is being presented by the
Children's Theatre of the Department
of Speech, which presents a play every
semester for local grade school chil-
dren. Students in beginning Play
Production courses make up the ma-
jority of the cast and an assistant
director is chosen from, the advanced
Ethel Isenberg is "Widget"
Ethel Isenberg is cast as "Widget,"
the elf who outwits Heckla, the witch,
in her plans to drive the kind shoe-
maker's wife and daughter from their
Pat Picard is cast as Heckla, Naomi
Vincent as the shoemaker, and Jac-
queline Kramer and Serene Shep-
pard as the wife and daughter.
Cast Is Listed
Others in the cast include: Gloria
Ann Salter, Carolyn West, Mae Dix,
Margaret Walsh, Mary Woods, Bar-
bara Weisberg, Shirley Armstrong
and Babette Blum.
Tickets may be purchased at the
Lydia Mendelssohn box office.
Yaitdg-,s on So ti
GUAM, Saturday, May 12.-(P -
Despite heavy Japanese aerial as-
saults and numerous counterattacks
and infiltration attempts throughout;
Thursday night, the U.S. Tenth Army
inounted a strong at tack yesterday
morning and advanced up to half a
mile along the 5outhern Okinaw a
The Sixth Marine Division ad-
vanced 800 yards south of the newly
bridged Asa River mouth, which put
it within half a mile of Okinawa's
capital city, Naha, a rubblestrewn
place which once housed 66,000.
Exem s Veterans
From Third Front
WASHINGTON, May 11.-(P)-A
"guarantee" that veterans who fought
in both North Africa and Europe
would not be sent to the Pacific came
today from General Eisenhower, the
The stand against further fighting
for these veterans, the War Depart-
ment said, was contained in a lettei
issued by General Eisenhower to all
"We must be sure," the letter said.
"that, no combat soldier is sent Uo the
Pacific who has fought both to Nort I
Africa and Europe. It may be that
some soldiers in this category will not
have sufficient points to be eligible
for discharge. However, these men
should be retained in the European
theater for the army of occupation,
as they should not be required to
fight another campaign."
The first of 1,300,000 soldiers to
be released from the Army within a
year under the new point rating plan
will leave for home tomorrow.
is "enormous" because of wartime
experience, these must be weighed
against increased labor and materials
The agency's four-fold goal during
reconversion, Bowles said, will be to
prevent inflation, promote full pro-
duction and full employment, and,
finally, lift price and rent controls
"as soon as the inflationary danger
fit, Hoo per Case
Four Are Accused
Of Plotting Murder
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., May 11.-
(iP)-Special Prosecutor Kim Sigler
today began to draw the veil from
the Jan. 11 slaying of Senator War-
ien 0. Hooper, seeking to hold for
trial four Detroit men he accuses of
conspiracy to plot the murder in
Moving swiftly ito tie heart of
the case, Sigler placed on the witness
stand an inmate of thle state prison,
of Southern Michigan, Alfred Kur-
ner, 23, of Detroit, who asserted he
had been "propositioned" by one Sam
Abramowitz to "bump off some poli-
tician" for $3,000.
Earlier, the state's first witness
detective sergeant Leo van Conant,
chief of the state police staff assigned
to the Carr grand jury, testified that
H-oolier had told Sigler, himself and
Drosecutor Victor C. Anderson of
Inghamn County, that he received
$500 on the so-called horse race bill
from former Rep. William Green and
that "the money came from Frank
man's request that tomorrow be dedi-
cated to prayer in commemoration of
V-E Day, combined Mother's Day
and V-E Day services .will be held
tomorrow in local churches.
Dr.. Leonard A. Parr of the First
Congregational Church will combine
the services in his sermon "The Con-
quering of Small Things."
Other sermons will be: "A Great
Reverence," delivered by Dr. William
P. Lemon, at 10:45 a. mn. EWT (9:45
CWT) in the First Presbyterians
Church; "There's No Place Like
Home," delivered by the Rev. C. H.
Loucks at 11 a. m. EWT at the First
Baptist Church; "Let Them Learn To
Requite Their Parents," delivered by
Dr. Alfred Scheips at 11 a. m. in the
Lutheran Student Chapel; and
"Mother's Advice to the Nation," by
Dr. James Brett Kenna at 10:40 a.m.
in the First Methodist Church.
In" iui U Itum1 caE fl M h
FIRST GI PAPER PRINTED IN FRAN CE:
Former Daily Editor Publishes 'Spearheac'
First GI newspaper to be printed in France--first United States paper
ever printed in the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg--only English-language
paper printed in Luxemburg.
This triad of "firsts" belongs to "The Spearhead," edited by a
Michigan alumnus, Cpl. Laurence E. Mascott, a former associate editor
of The Daily, '41. This four-page newspaper of the 83rd Infantry
Division was published until the 83rd entered Germany.
"The Spearhead" gained its distinctions when it was published imme-
diately after the 83rd's drive from Carenton to Periers in Normandy.
The American Army remedied some of the problems, Cpl. Mascott
writes. The electricity soon went on again in the captured cities and the
people filtered back into town.
After setting up their tent, the editors received from the civilian
affairs officer the naaies of "reliable" local printers iown to be
anti-Nazi. Often the printers' shops had been bombed or shelled Out,
but the Spearhead staff eventually would find a shop intact.
.In France, our collective college French worked fairly well and we