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VOL. LV, No. 159 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, MAY 79, 1945
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Willow Run Plant
To Close June 30
Further Cut-Back in Production of
B-24 Bombers Causes Change in Date
By The Associated Press
DETROIT, May 28-A further cutting back of production of B-24
bomber planes which will close the Willow Run bomber plant on June 30
was announced today by the Army Air Forces.
In announcing the program, Col. Nelson S. Talbott, commanding
officer of the central district, air technical service command, said revised
requirements for the B-24 bombers in the Pacific Theater resulted in the
decision to close the plant 30 days
''FenhSyrian Street Fig ht Grows
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Given to Coeds
For Senior Ball
Duke Ellington To Play
At Annual Semi-Formal
Coeds will have 1:30 a. m. EWT
(12:30 CWT) permission and ser-
vicemen will be permitted to remain
out until 2 a. m. EWT (1 a. m.
CWT) in order to attend Senior Ball
to be held from 9-1 a. m. EWT Fri-
day, according to Jim Plate, co-chair-
man of the dance.
Remaining tickets may be purchas-
ed at the main desk in the Union,
at the League and at a booth in the
engineering arch. No tickets will be
sold at the door. Featuring Duke El-
lington the dance will be given in
honor of seniors but is open to stu-
dents of all classes.
Sponsored by Seniors
Seniors of the literary and engi-
neering schools will sponsor the semi-
formal dance, and, according to Plate,
every effort will be made to present
a Ball which will be an appropriate
climax to the season's dances and to
four seasons of campus social life.
Ellington's band will help make the
Ball a special occasion by playing a
grand march for seniors and their
guests and performing leading num-
bers selected by students. The songs
have been selected through a con-
test held in conjunction with ticket
sales. The orchestra will be ap-
propriately clad in caps and gowns.
Many Guests Invited
Additional guests have been nam-
ed by the central committee. The
guests include Asst. Professor Mrs.
W. F. Colby, Asst. Professor and Mrs.
C. H. Fischer, Asst. Professor and
Mrs. C. J. Nesbitt, Asst. Professor
and Mrs. K. T. Rowe, Asst. Profes-
sor and Mrs. A. H. Stockard, Mrs. L.
B. Conger, and Mr. and Mrs. F. C.
Also invited are Mr. and Mrs. B.
G. Oosterbaan, Mr. and Mrs. E. T.
Martineau, Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Mor-
gan, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Munn, Mr.
and Mrs. T. H. Tapping, Lt. Comdr.
and Mrs. T. F. Grefe USNR, Lt. and
Mrs. L Atherton USNR, Lt. and Mrs.
P. G. Fisch USNR, Lt. and Mrs. N. A.
Pananides USN (Ret.), Lt. J. A. Izzo
USNR and Lt. j.g. I. A. Wyant USNR.
Other guests will be Mr. and Mrs.
F. A. Bond, Mr. G. Kiss, Mr. and
Mrs. W. B. Palmer, Mr. and Mrs.
F. P. Plate, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Pre-
cious, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Bliska,
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Coulter, Mr. and
Mrs. W. L. Culligan, Mr. and Mrs.
E. D. Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. L. G.
Mantho, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Wallis
and Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Willemin.
Talks on FEPC
"Fair employment practice law
can break down stereotyped idea
concerning racial or religious group
as employs," Mrs. Philip Gentile o
the Detroit Fair Employment Prac-
tice Council said in an address last
night at the Hillel Foundation.
Speaking on the topic, "FEPC; th
Legislative Approach to Anti-Semi-
tism", Mrs. Gentile, tracing the his-
tory of the nation, said, "We are 4
country of written law, and there-
fore need, along with education, such
Mrs. Gentile emphasized the fact
that "opposition to fair employment
practice laws is not open, but func-
tions so that the bill becomes stym-
ied in committee."
Today Interviewing for the cen-
tral committee of Assem-
bly Recognition Night
from 3 to 5 p. m. in the
Kalamazoo Room of the
Today V-E Dance from 9 p. m.
to midnight in the Un-
Today Selma Smith Neumann
will n.Apn+ - .niiann re
earlier than originally scheduled.
A total of 10,865 workers now are
employed at the plant. Some of
them will be laid off this week and to
reduce the immediate effect of the
layoffs production of the planes re-
maining on the assembly lines will
be progressively reduced from eight
to six to four a day.
The plan which began production
in September, 1942, reached its high-
est level in March 1944, when 462
bombers were moved out of the as-
sembly unit. The highest employment
level was approximately by 42,000.
In announcing last month that Wil-
low Run would wind up its war pro-
duction job, Col. Talbott said that
the Army Air Forces had accumulat-
ed a substantial backlog of B-24
bombers and that with the shifting
of the war to the Pacific the need was
for "heavier, faster bombers, such
as the B-29, which fly higher and
further and carry more bombs and
To date Willow Run has turned out
Neither the government which
owns the $100,000,000 plant nor the
Ford Motor Company which has
operated it has plans for its future
use, according to most recent an-
R. J. Thomas, president of the
United Automobile Workers (CIO),
has been endeavoring to interest
Henry Kaiser, west coast shipbuild-
er, in acquiring the plant for post
war use, particularly in the manu-
facture of automobiles.
Out New Gains
By The Associated Press
GUAM, Tuesday, May 29-Ameri-
':an troops made substantial gains
on both the east and west coasts of
Okinawa yesterday, but a strong Jap-
inese kamikaze aerial assault cost
!he Navy one light unit sunk and 12,
including auxiliaries, "light to mcd-
Preliminary reports indicated 77
Japanese aircraft shot down in the
attack on shipping off Okinawa,
Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz's com-
munique said today.
Maj.-Gen. Lemuel C, Shepherd's
Sixth Division Marines occupied all
of rubble-strewn Naha west of the
;anal which runs between the harbor
and the Asato River. This would
;ive the leathernecks 50 per cent of
the city which housed 66,000 civilians
before Yanks began pouring their
bombs and heavy shells into the
On the east coast, Maj.-Gen. Ar-
2hibald V. Arnold's 7th Infantry Di-
vision expanded its sector southwest
3f Fortress Shui. The doughboys
advanced to the vicinity of Tera and
Kamizato towns, about two miles
iouth of the eastern port city, Yona-
In the center of the line, the Japa-
aese stiffly resisted attacks on Shuri
'y Maj.-Gen. Pedro A. Del Valle's
First Marine Division and Maj.-Gen.
Andrew D. Bruce's 77th Infantry Di-
Fighting was heavy in contrast to
indications yesterday that the Nip-
ponese might have been withdrawing
from half-encircled Shuri to make
a new defensive stand southward.
Foe Expected To
Quit South Asia
By The Associated Press
CHUNGKING, May 28. - Chi-
nese battle groups ground into Ja-
pan's trans-China lifeline to south-
west Asia at five points along a vast
850-mile front tonight amid indica-
tions the Japanese might be prepar-
ing to quit south China.
There were signs that the Japanese
were contracting, if not preparing to
pull out entirely of the southern end
of the vital transcontinental corri-
dor. Such a withdrawal would cut
off all overland escape routes for
Japanese armies in Burma, Malaya,
Thailand and Indo-China and force
suicide stands against the Allies.
The reports-partly speculative-
followed hot on the heels of the
greatest Chinese victory in months,
the recapture of Yungning (Nan-
ning), one of the major Japanese
strongholds in south China.
Yungning's fall cut the primary
overland highway supply route to
southeast Asia, and today the Chi-
nese high command said that Chinese
troops were tearing deeper into the
southern end of the 850-mile fight-
ing front running from north to
south across the heart of the Chi-
Spearheading the southern
Kwangsi province attack, which the
high command termed an "offen-
sive," were veteran troops under
Kwantung Gen, Chang Fah-Kwei,
leader of the old fourth nationalist
army - "The Ironsides" - which
achieved fame in Chinese civil war
Fanning out from Yungning, Gen.
Chang's forces began to mop up
enemy remnants in the vicinity of
the city, 470 miles south of Chung-
king and 78 miles from Indo-China,
and by las' night had cleared the
north bank of the Si (West River).
Coeds To Join in Parade Tomorrow;
Layton Will Be Featured at V-EDance
Tran-China Lifelinie Is Cut
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Big Memorial Day'
The largest Memorial Day Services
ever planned for Ann Arbor will be
held tomorrow in order to pay tribute
to the men and women who have
given their lives in this war.
Four hundred and fifty women
from the University campus will
join with more than fifty civic,
fraternal and labor groups in the
Memorial Day Parade., The Parade
starting at 10 a.m. EWT (11 a.m.
CWT); will form at the Armory.
The line of march will be from
Fifth Ave. to Huron, east on Huron
to State, south on State to Wil-
liams, west on Williams to Main
and north on Main to the Court
House where the Memorial Day
services will be held.
The line of march will be divided
into four divisions. The first division
will represent military units from
veterans organizations of the city
and campus. The University march-
ing band will be at the head of this
group. The civic, fraternal, and labor
organizations will make up the sec-
ond division. The Ann Arbor public
National Anthem ............
.Band and Audience
Flag Raising .. American Legion
Invocation.. Rev. J. Brett Kenna
Memorial Exercises ..........
......Veterans of Foreign Wars
.........Prof. John Muyskens
America...... Band and Audience
Benediction. . Msgr. Warren Peek
Minute of Silence.
Salute to the Dead ........... .
Co. G. 345th Inf. Mich. State
school system will be represented by
the third section.
The University women will fol-
low, led by a unit from the Cadet
Nurses Corps on campus, The
group will include representatives
from every organization oncampus
that has contributed to the war
Will Admit Couples
Bill Layton and his Orchestra and
Jack Marion, vocalist, will provide
entertainment at the V-E Dance,
sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, ser-
vice fraternity, to be held from 8 p.m.
to midnight EWT (7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
CWT) today in Rainbow Room of
Girls have been granted 12:30 a.m.
permission for the dance, -while
Navy students have 1 a.m. permis-
sion, it was announced.
Admission for coeds will consist of
warsages, corsages made by JGP
girls with ribbon and five "ten-cent
war stamps which can be purchased
only in the cloak room. Two dollars
worth of war stamps will constitute
admission for their dates.
Marion's specialty is writing and
singing his own songs among which
are "Two Hearts Alone" and "True
Love". The services of Layton, Mar-
ion and the Union have been given
without charge to increase the sale
of war stamps.
Patrons, patronesses and guests
for the dance are President and Mrs.
Alexander G. Ruthven, Mr. and Mis.
Shirley Smith, Dean and M~rs. Walter
Rea, Dean Joseph Bursley, Dean and
Mrs. Erich Walter, Dean Alice Lloyd,
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Smith, and Dean
and Mrs. E. B. Stason. Chaperons
for the dance will be Lt. and Mrs.
BILL LAYTON'S orchestra will
provide music at the V-E Dance
from 9 p.m. to midnight today
in the Rainbow Room of the Union.
shall leading the University divi-
sion said, "We are pleased to have
the University represented in this
memorial service and are especial-
ly thankful to the undergraduate
women who have given so much to
the war effort for the ,gst three
Should weather conditions threa-
ten to cancel the program radio
station WPAG will make special an-
nouncempnts to that effect between
8 and 8:30 a.m. EWT Wednesday.
If the weather should cancel the
parade entirely the special services
will be held in Yost Field House at
M. B. Flegle and
Prof. and Mrs. L.D.I
In conjunction with the Sumitner
Session Office, under the direction of
Prof. Louis Hopkins, the Art Cinema
League will present four outstanding
foreign movies during the eight-week
session, it was announced yesterday
by Herbert Otto, recently appointed
manager of the Cinema group.
The films will be shown in the
Rackham Auditorium and no admis-
sion fee will be charged.
The first film to be shown July 6, 7,
is "L'Orage", a French production
starring Charles Boyer and Michele
On July 13, 14 a Russian film en-
titled "Gypsies" will be brought here
under the auspices of the Russian
The Mexican prize-winning movie,
Noche de las Mayas" and the French
film "Ultimatum" starring Eric von
Stroheim will be shown July 20, 21
and Aug. 10, 11 respectively.
All of the films will have English
effort. Dean Walter
will be the assistant
B. Rea, who
Is Forum Topitc
Invited To Be Present
A five-day institute to study re-
placement opportunities for disabled
veterans and other handicapped per-
sons, and to discuss the War Man-
power Commission's selective place-
ment program for them began here
yesterday and will continue through
Specialists from the United States
employment service, office of voca-
tional rehabilitation, veterans' ad-
ministration, selective service system,
and the War and Navy Departments
have been invited by WMC to at-
Before the session yesterday Major
Elizabeth Weatherby of the national
service re-employment program de-
clared that of the thousands of vet-
erans already returned to civilian life
41 per cent had returned to the
same type of work they had been
doing prior to the war. Her address
was made before more than 100 War
Manpower officials representing 44
states and 12 WMC regions.
The conference was to have been
welcomed by Gov. Harry Kelly, how-
ever, he was unable to attend the
meeting and Elmer Hanna of the
State Office of Veterans Affairs wel-
comed the institute members on his
The keynote address was delivered
by K. Vernon Banta of the veterans
employment service of the War Man-
Veterans Urged To
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No Daily Thursday
The Daily will not be published
Thursday morning because of the
Memorial Day holiday. Publica-
tion will be resumed Friday morn-
10:30 a.m. Participants as well as
spectators are requested to attend
these services in the Field House.
The special services arranged by
Judge Jay Payne of the Circuit Court
will begin immediately following the
parade. After the National Anthem
the American Legion will conduct
the flag raising ceremonies. Rev. J.
Brett Kenna of the First Methodist
Church will give the invocation
speech. The Veterans of Foreign
Wars will conduct the formal Mem-
orial Day exercises, followed by an
address by Prof. John Muyskens of
the Speech Dept. Msgr, Warren Peek
will give the benediction which will
be followed by a minute of silence inI
honor of the war dead. A second
tribute to the dead will close the
ceremonies when a company of
Michigan State Troops will give a
The Third and Ninth Districts of
the Alumni Association elected Jo-
seph C. Hooper of Ann Arbor and
Horace W. Mitchell of Columbus, as
directors at their annual conventions
Representing the Ninth District as
one of the 24 national directors of the
Alumni Association, Hooper succeeds
Glenn Coulter of Detroit, father of
Patricia Coulter, president of the
Other officers of the eastern Mich-
igan district are Louis B. Hyde, pres-
ident; Robert Brown and Harold
Williamson, vice-presidents; and Mrs.
Lois Bateman, secretary-treasurer.
Mitchell succeeds Wayne E. Shaw-
aker as director for the Third Dist-
rict, which includes Ohio, western
Pennsylvania and Northern West
Re-elected president of the Third
District is Hugh Lillie. Other offic-
ers are Jay Bauwman, vice-president;
and Melvin Cramer, secretary-treas-
T. Hawley Tapping, general secre-
tary of Alumni Association, and Rob-
ert O. Morgan, assistant secretary,
represented Association officerl at
In Hama, Homs
By The Associated Press
~ DAMASCUS -.May 28 - Street
fighting which broke out late yester-
day between the French and Syrians
in the Arab patriot center of Hama
tonight had spread to Homs and
Premier Jamil Mardam Bey express-
ed fear a "general clash" might be
Best reports placed casualties in
Hama, 150 miles north of here, at
more than 200 with a considerable
part of that figure expected to be
One Casualty Confirmed
The only confirmed report of cas-
ualties in Homs, 30 miles south of
Hama, was the killing of a seven-
year-old girl by a Senegalese soldier.
Her brother, 15, was wounded.
(Reuters said in a Cairo dispatch
that Nokrashy Pasha, Egyptian prime
minister, had received Jean Lesouyer,
French minister, today and handed
him a note for the French govern-
ment regarding the situation in the
Levant. The dispatch said the two
men then conferred with the Abdul
Rahman Azzam Bey, secretary of the
general Arab league, and with an of-
ficial of the Ministry of Foreign Af-
French Shell City
Shells from French 75's in Hons
sprayed the Saray (government
building) and knocked out one wall.
Today the French had the main street
of Homs under continual crossfire
and were shooting at anything' that
The Syrians ambushed three
French armored automobies near the
French garrison on a hill dominating
the town from the southwest and
captured all three. Six members of
the crews were killed and three
French Strength Unknown
Strength of the French at Homs
and Hama is unknown here but it is
believed there are fewer than 300
French and Senegalese troops in
either place. They are known to
have larger numbers of Syrian lev-
ees, who are considered undepend-
Latest reports had Bedounins mov-
ing into Hama from the desert to the
east and French gendarmes occupy-
ing the railroad station.
Saturday, June 2, and Friday, June
8, have been designated University
Hospital War Bond Days by the JGP
girls and the University War Bond
To make it easier for hospital per-
sonnel to buy their bonds during
the Seventh War Loan, JGP girls
will set up special bond booths in
the main corridor of 'U' Hospital
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EWT
(7:30 to 3:30 CWT) on those dates.
Separate totals will be kept for
the two days, to indicate exactly the
contributions the hospital staff has
made to the University drive to sell
$100,000 worth of bonds. Some two
dozen junior girls will staff the
booths, working in shifts through-
Booths Set Up
Bond booths will be set up in the
main corridor of 'U' Hall and in the
business office in South Wing to
facilitate war bond purchases by
members of the faculty Thursday.
Booths, staffed by members of
the Junior Girls Project, will be
open from 8:30 a. m. to 4:30 p. m.
EWT (7:30 to 3:30 CWT).
out the day, under the general dir-
ection of Joan Schlee, Special Drives
chairman for JGP.
Girls will also be canvassing the
hilllinA e n a A n rnn tannarfman+
'U' Forestry Camp Is Granted
$25,000 for Improvements
Members of Worl- Youth
Council Jo Be Honored Here
A two-day program next Monday
and Tuesday, honoring four and pos-
sibly five representatives of the World
Youth Council at San Francisco, was
announced yesterday by Bob Wood-
ward, acting president of the com-
bined organizations on campus spon-
soring the group.
Names To Be Announced
Names of the young people, will be
announced tomorrow, said Wood-
--" mq airfrnm nDnmark. China,
EWT Monday in the International
Center, and under the auspices of
the Center, will be open to members
of the faculty and students,
Rally Will Be Held
A rally will also be held at 8 p. m.
EWT Monday in the Rackham Lee-
ture Hall when the group will pres-
ent their individual impressions of
the United Nations Conference and
the forthcoming World Youth Con-
ference. "Students are urged to at-
A $25,000 program of improvements
for Camp Filibert Roth, maintained
by the forestry school at Golden Lake
in the Upper Peninsula, waq approv-
ed by the Board of Regents Friday,
This action will make the full de-
velopment of the camp's resources
and values, both to the University and
the Upper Peninsula, possible, Dean
Samuel T. Dana of the forestry
school said. The camp will become
a thoroughly modern forestry station
capable of carrying on a permanent
program of research and instruction,
A new water system, replacing
an old dug well dating from the old
1* riliv, - n m .~ h :--a l n - a
ent gasoline lanterns and the fire
risk. Hand pumps for water will
also be replaced.
The present program was partially
made possible by the addition of 115
acres of land to the camp last year,
This acreage with its 4,410 feet of
lake frontage gave the University
possession of the whole west shore of
Golden Lake, assuring its value as
an educational center.
Dr. Louis A. Hopkins, director
of the University Summer Session
said that the camp will serve as a
research center for Michigan's
lumber companies; as a training
center for future forestry men; and
as the chief center of the Univer-