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Two Control Parties Direct Doenitz To
Administer Directives of Eisenhower
By The Associated Press
As the last act of its unsavory career, the German High Command
is being used to the fullest extent both by the western Allies and the
Russians to administer and wind up the affairs of the beaten Nazi army,
Gen. Eisenhower announced last night.
Two "control parties," one composed of Americans and British and the

other of Russians, have been sent
Specialty Acts
Are Featured
In Navy Show
Ann Arbor saw a Navy show las
night in Hill Auditorium that fea
tured such performers as the origina
"Mr. Wimple" of the Fibber McGe
and Molly program, Bill Thomson
now a specialist in the Navy, an
Lloyd Febb,S2c, former NBC an
nouncer, who assisted Lieut. Rober
K. Adams as emcee.
For two hours, students and towns
people listened to the music of the
U.S.S. Helena band directed by Chie
Musician, Lewis Henderson in addi
tion to specialty acts which inclde
the six Musical Mechs, under th
leadership of Jack Sherr, who playe
"12th Street Rag" with both sax an
clarinet simultaneously.
Rocket Flares
"Here Comes the Navy', featuring
the band, ushered in the show to the
accompaniment of cannonade, flash
ing lights and rocket flares in th
darkened auditorium.
Bill Thomson, better known a
"Mr. Wimple", "Mr. Boomer", and
"The Old Timer", of the Fibber Mc
Gee and Molly show, imitated the
characters he formerly did on th
air, and William Dale, his accordion
and "You Always Hurt the One You
Love" rounded out the first half o
the program which ended with th
full band playing "The Whistler and
His Dog"..
During the intermission, Prof. Ar
thur Aiton, of the history depart
ment, called attention to the curren
Seventh War Loan drive when he
said that "it is better to spend dollar
than to spend lives."
Heros Speak
Two wounded veterans of actior
in: the Pacific, Cpl. Franklin Brittion
USMC, and Albert Fissher, Phm3
related some experiences they had
lived through on Saipan, Tinian and
Iwo Jima during the second part o
the program.
Lieut. Adams, producer of the
show, graduated from the University
in 1930 with a B.A. in English. Late
he obtained his Master's Degree ir
speech. During his years here h
worked on The Daily edit staff and
later was an 'Ensian photographer
Initiating the tour in Indianapoll
with an N.B.C. broadcast, the troo
left for Jackson following the show
Union To Give
V-E Dance on
Tuesday Ngiht
A V-E Dance featuring Bill Lay-
ton and his Orchestra will be hel
from 9 to 12 p. m. EWT (8 to 1
CWT) on the eve of Memorial Day
in the.Union Ballroom to promote the
sale of War Stamps and Bonds.
The purchase of two dollars o:
War Stamps will entitle a couple t<
admission to the dance, which is be-
ing presented by Alpha Phi Omega
a service fraternity. Women will b<
expected to purchase "Warsages" i
the cloak room.
The dance, which will be accom
panied by many surprise features, i
held in the hopes of boosting the sal
of War Stamps as well as providing
an evening of entertainment, Morri
Rochlin, dance chairman said.
Today Prof. Muzumdar of William
Penn College will lecture
on "Modern India", to

the members of the Hin-.
dustan Association in Ly-
dia Mendelss'ohn Thea-
ter at 8 p.m. EWT (7 p.m.
Today The Reverend Frank J. B.
Flynn, assisted by the
Sacred Heart Seminary

to Flensburg to take over Grand Ad-
-nmiral Karl Doenitz' group there and
"Impose the will of the supreme com-
mander (Eisenhower) on the German
High Command," the Paris state-
ment said.
An earlier Allied announcement had
said the Doenitz regime was being
strictly controlled and used only to
the advantage of the Allies, but this
was the first disclosure of the system-
atic manner in which the German
war leaders were being exploited.
t Russians Join Plan
- Itsalso was the first indication that
I the Russians had joined in the plan.
e Moscow newspapers for a time took
' turns blasting the Allies for their
d "soft" treatment of the Doenitz group,
- who claimed the leadership of Ger-
many after. Hitler's. reported death.
- The British appointed Field Mar-
e shal Sir Bernard Montgomery as
f commander-in-chief of their occu-
- pation zone and the Allies began
d turning loose many German prison-
e ers of war to help till farins and run
d Germany's factories and mines. Po-
tential war criminals and known
Nazis were kept in the cages.
Trieste Calms Down
Trieste, where Allied and Yugo-
e slav occupation forces had been glar-
ing at each other for two weeks,
Scalmed down as the news spread that
Marshal Tito had sent a conciliatory
note to Washington and London.
S Contents of the note were not known,
but the Yugoslavs, who have been
e clinging stubbornly to the Trieste
e area and insisting the Italians should
1 not have it back, were said to have
a agreed to Allied proposals with some
f modifications.
e American and British troops,
meantime, had begun moving into
the area north of Trieste in eye-
arresting force with the obvious in-
tention of securing their supply line
t from Trieste into Austria.
* * *

No Comment MadeI
On Protection Suit
University and city officials de-
clined to comment on the suit be-
gun Monday seeking to enjoin Ann
Arbor from furnishing further fire
protection to the University "un-
less under lawful authority by the
state legislature."
A show cause hearing will be
held in Circuit Court Monday.
Plaintiff in the ease is Alfred
Lucking, Detroit attorney and own-
er of the Wolverine Building who
contends that the University
doubles the fire hazard to indivi-
dual property owners because of
several old campus buildings.
The University has never paid
fire protection to the city of Ann
Arbor. This is the first suit ofits
kind ever filed against the Univer-
Big Five Push
Regioial Plan
Arab States Try To
Settle French Dispute
By The Associated Press
United Nations Conference pushed
forward tonight a plan to use region-
al defense agreements against ag-
gression. The decision camne at a
time when Arab states talked of
applying their own defense pact now
in a blood-letting dispute with
France on the other side of the
A conference subcommittee ap-
proved a formula, accepted by the
Big Five powers and most of the
Latin-American states, which would
let regional defense systems operate
against an aggressor until the Secur-
ity Council of a new world organiza-
tion takes adequate measures.
Regional Pacts Urged
The formula emphasized that
members of regional groups, like the
Pan-American and Pan-Arab sys-
tems, should "make every effort to
achieve peaceful settlement of local
The subcommittee acted soon after
three conference delegations jumped
into a dispute which already has pro-
duced bloodshed in the Levant-a
ruckus of the type a world organiza-
tion this United Nations Conference
is shaping would be handling if it
already were in operation.
Accuse France
The Syrian and Lebanese delega-
tions accused France of using Sene-
galese- troops in their home lands
"as instruments of political pressure
and coercion" to obtain a privileged
A French delegation spokesman,
Raymond Offroy, told a news con-
ference that France must maintain
a "dominant position" in the Levant
or some other great power will re-
place her. He didn't say what power.
Furthermore, Offroy asserted, Fra-
nce plans to use the Levant for air
bases, depots and ports in the war
against Japan. He added that neith-
er Syria nor Lebanon could guaran-
tee its security in modern warfare
and that some great power must
serve as protector.
Muzundar To
Talk on Indian
Songs, Dances
Featuring Dr. Haridas Muzumdar's
lecture on "India Today and Tomor-
row,". the Hindustan Association will
present a program of Indian songs

and dances at 8 p. m. EWT (7 p. m.
CWT) today in the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theatre.
Dr. Muzumdar, professor of so-
ciology at William Penn College, has
lectured throughout the United
States. Author of several books and
articles on India, his book on Gandhi
is considered one of the best in this
country. His latest work is "The
United Nations of the World."
Mrs. Kamla Chaudhry will be the
featured solo dancer of the show. A
student of dancing at the Tagore Aca-
demy in India, she will present the
"Pja" and "Harvest" dances as solos,
and "Radha Krishna" with Agusta
Plumer. Mrs. Chaudhry is now do-
ing graduate work at the University.



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HersheyS ays
Draft To lBe
Cut One Fourth
Shifts Burden to Young
Men, Beginning July 1
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, May 22-Indefi-
nite blanket deferment of men 30 and
over who remain in "useful" jobs was
ordered today by Selective Service.
This liberalized policy, effective at
once, results from the narrowing 'of
the war to one front, Draft Director
Lewis B. Hershey announced at a
news conference.
He disclosed that the draft call will
be cut about 25 per cent to 90,000
men a month beginning in July.
But Hershey predicted at the same
time that as a result of the new len-
iency for older men, it will be neces-
sary to call an increasing number of
occupationally deferred registrants
18 through 29.
At San Diego Paul V. McNutt, War
Manpower Commission chairman, de-
clined comment on Gen. Hershey's
announcement which was in ap-
parent contradication to McNutt's
statement Saturday in San Francisco
that the draft would cut sharply into
supervisory personnel in the higher-
age groups, and that no further defer-
ment certificates for key men would
be issued.
The policy change covering older
men affects principally those 30
through 33, who up to now have been
required to be "necessary men regu-
See gage two of this issue for
the examination schedule of the
engineering school.
larly engaged" in an essential activ-
ity, The change puts them on the
same footing as men 34 through 37,
who have been required only to be
engaged in essential work.
In the future occupational defer-
ments granted to men 30 and over
no longer will be subject to review
every six months, but will be good for
an indefinite period, Hershey added.
Churchill Calls
For General
Election in July
LONDON, May 22-(P)-Prime
Minister Churchill, stung by the
Labor party's refusal to continue in
his coalition government until the
end of the Japanese war, in effect
called today for a quick general elec-
tion to end the present "bickering"
of the British cabinet.
In a letter to Deputy Prime Mini-
ster and Labor Party Leader Clem-
ent Attlee, Churchill mentioned no
date, but he generally was expected
to announce tomorrow or Thursday
that he was advising the King to dis-
solve Parliament in three weeks, with
an election to be held July 5.
The Labor party, in convention at
Blackpool,rejected yesterday Chur-
chill's proposal that the war-born
coalition stickatogether until victory
over Japan, yet the party had desired
to postpone an election until autumn.
Niehuss' Will
Talk to Alumni
Vice-President Marvin Niehuss will
speak on "The University's War Pro-
gram" at a meeting of the Ninth
Alumni Association District today at
the University Club in Detroit.
Joseph Hooper, of Ann Arbor, pres-
ident of the district, will preside over
this meeting of representatives of
all University of Michigan Clubs in

the eastern part of the state.

Operations on
Island Slowed
By Rain, Mud
Yanks Are Threatening
-Two Western Cities
GUAM, Wednesday, May 23.-(P)--
Doughboys of the Seventh Infantry
Division, back in the fight after a
brief rest, smashed through the un-
defended city of Yonabaru, eastern
anchor of the tough enemy line a-
cross southern Okinawa, and pressed
1,000 yards beyond the rubbled city
The advance beyond Yonabaru was
announced today by Fleet Adm.
Chester W. ,Nimitz, who reported
that rains and mud limited opera-




showers debris high into the air as Marine demolition crew sets off
blast to eliminate Jap resistance in a cave on Okinawa. The enemy
is putting up bitter resistance on the Ryukyu Island.
(AP Wirephoto from Marine Corps.)

Aimless Jap B,
Bombs on Wes
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, May 22.-Aimless
Japanese balloon attacks have been
made on the western U.S. mainland
for several months, the Army and
Navy announced today.
Carrying a few small bombs, the
unmanned balloons float without
control, their main purpose believed
to be to set brush and forest fires.
No property damage has resulted
from the enemy's "fantastic effort",
the announcement said.
Paper Balloons
The balloons are of gray, white ora
greenish-blue paper, about 33 feet
in diameter. They are "known to
have landed or dropped explosives in
isolated localities," it was stated, but
it was emphasized that the attacks
"should not be viewed with alarm."
The military made the announce-
ment as a warning to the public.
Unexploded bombs may be found in
isolated places and should be avoid-
ed, it stated.
First Announcement
The balloons have been the talk of
the west for months. Until today,
however, the Office of Censorship
forbade any mention of them in the.
Asking the public to keep specific
Rev. Flynn To
Deliver Sacred
Music Lecture
"The Gregorian Chant" will be dis-
cussed in an illustrated lecture by The
Rev. Frank J. B. Flynn, director of'
music for the Archdiocese of De-
troit, at 8 p. m. EWT (7 p. m. CWT)
today at Kellogg Auditorium.
Sponsored by the Student Reli-
gious Association and the School of
Music, this is the concluding lecture
in a series of three on sacred music.
The first of the series dealt with
Jewish sacred music and the second
with Protestant hymnology.
Assisted by a student choir from
the Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit,
Father Flynn will discuss the use
and character of the Chant, which
is the official music of the Catholic
Church. He will also discus the hi-
story of the Chant.
The choral group from Sacred
Heart Seminary, a preparatory school
for candidates for the Catholic priest-
hood, will illustrate specific types of
"Father Flynn has had a wealth
and variety of training in Catholic
Church music," an S.R.A. spokes-

a lloons Drop
it Coast Area
information of the balloons from the
enemy, the War and Navy Depart-
ments said today the attacks were
scattered and aimless, without mili-
tary threat, but detailed facts might
help the Japanese to correct their
Unexploded Bombs
"There is always the possibility
that unexploded bombs may be found
lying in isolated spots or concealed
in wooded areas," the statement said.
250,000 G.Ls
Will Be Sent
Home in June
PARIS, May 22-0P-Troop ship-
ments to the United States in June
will number 258,000 compared to the
84,000 soldiers that will have left by
the end of this month, an official
statement said today.
Several hundred officers and men
of Gen. Courtney H. Hodges' First
Army, which. is being moved to the
Pacific via the United States, already
are enroute home.
Four infantry divisions from the
European theater-the 86th, 97th.
95th and 104th-already have been
alerted for redeployment in June.
They will leave in the order named
and will go to the Pacific by way of
the United States, the announce-
nient said.
Forces which will have left the.con-
tinent by the end of May will in-
clude 29,500 sick and wounded, 28,000
freed American prisoners, 15,500 po-
tential discharges, and 11,000 in re-
deployed troop units.
Additional shipments which will
have left the continent by the end of
June will include 20,500 sick and
wounded, 15,000 freed American
prisoners. 35,000 potential discharges
and 180,000 men in redeployed troop
It was emphasized that these fig-
ures do not include men being re-
deployed directly to the Pacific,
Transfer of troops to the United
States by plane also is expected to
begin in June.
European theater schedules also
call for shipment of 4,000 American
Navy personnel to the United States
in May and 5,000 in June.
Music Society Holds
Election, Initiation
The Gamma chapter of Mu Phi
Epsilon, music honorary society, ini-

LONDON, May 22-(AP)-Reuters
reported, tonight that Field Marshal
Sir Harold Alexander and Gen. Mark
W. Clark have arrived in Trieste. The
report quoted the Rome radio.
tions on the central and western
sectors, where the Yanks are threat-
ening the major Okinawa cities of
Shuri and Naha.
Seventh Pushes On
Maj.-Gen. Archibald V. Arnold's
Seventh Infantry Division pushed
through Yonabaru to reach the vil-
lages of Rioi and Itarashiku.
Nimitz said the Japanese chose not
to defend Yonabaru, which was thor-
oughly reduced by gunfire and bomb-
Maj.-Gen. James L. Bradley's 96th
Infantry Division continued its at-
tack on stiff Japanese defenses in
the conicalhill sector west ofYona-
Repulse Counterattack
Another heavy night counterattack
against Maj.-Gen. Pedro A. Del Val-
le's First Marine Division on the
west flank was turned back with 80
Japanese killed.
Twelve to 15 Japanese planes at-
tacked American shipping in the
Okinawa area at dusk Monday. Eight
were shot down and remainder were
chased off. No damage was reported.
Forecast Jap Defeat
American commanders at Okinawa
forecast the breakdown soon of or-
anized last-stand Japanese resis-
tance on the island under the con-
tinuous grinding pressure of U.S.
Tenth Army Infantry and Marines.
Sophs Maketi
With Spirit for
Slight Numbers
EDITOR'S NOTE: Perry Logan, the Daily's
roving reporter, was sent to peep through
the keyhole on last night's soph meeting.
Logan, a freshman, unfortunately was
at the wrong keyhole, and before he dis-
covered his mistake, he was initiated into
three fraternities and made a member of
the Union Council.
Outmanned, outnumbered, but not
out-hearted, a dozen sophomores last
night threw back the half-hearted
challenge of 60 freshmen and offered
to smite their opponents' 60 collec-
tive egos in the dust of Ferry Field
Saturday in the Class Games Classic.
Downcast at first because of the
relatively small trickle of sophomores
into the meeting last night at the
Union, the second-year men refused
to give up the fight so easily to what
they termed "insignificant diaper-
wearers, who have yet to find the
first wispy hair of manliness on their
peaches-and-cream faces."
Spirit was not lagging in the
sophomore ranks early yesterday,
when two sophomores, who gave
their names as Keniston Bursley
and Dwight D MacArthur, pulled
down the freshman proclamation
on the diagonal at 9:48 a.m. The
sign now rests between the mat-
tress and bed spring of MacAr-
thur's bed, only slightly the worse
for wear.
The sophomores in question urge
that the next time, the frosh should
get stronger rope and that they

Smith was used as a double for
Eisenhower last December when
Germans threatened the general's
life. International News Service
has reported a denial of this story
by SHAEF, but AP has substan-
tiated its report.
All Nations Club
To Hold Dance
The recently organized All Na-
tions Club will give a dance from
8:30 p.m. t6 midnight EWT (7:30 to
11 p.m. CWT) Saturday at Rackham
Assembly Hall.
According to Midge Ray, corre-
sponding secretary, this internation-
al group aims to achieve closer un-
derstanding and friendship between
American students and those from
other lands.

Kennedy Will Receive $1,000 Prize

One of the fourteen $1,000 fellow-
ships awarded throughout the nation

journalism and radio work, she will
concentrate on what religious groups

were chosen on the basis of campus
leadership. Women's Editor of the

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