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Osaka Fires Under Control-Tokyo

Pacific Safe
By The Associated Press
SAIPAN (Delayed)-The "Super-t
Dumbo" has joined the ceaseless
campaign to make the long over--
water road to Japan safer for B-29t
Superfortress fliers. And it is helpingI
to cut down losses.
In Navy parlance, a "Dumbo" is
any air-sea rescue plane. A Super-
Dumbo is the name given a B-29
which accompanies a strike missione
in the role of shepherd, observer, and
rescuer to any Superfort which mightz
hit trouble.
Crews Organize Campaign
Crews of the B-29s, who dread the1
1,500-mile over-water return tript
Play Prcoduction
Will Present
Tonight at 8:30'
Noel Coward's Series
Scheduled for June 6-9
With the opening of "Tonight at
8:30" June 6 through 9 in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre, something new
will be presented to Ann Arbor audi-
The plays chosen for Play Pro-
duction's last offering of the spring
semester are "Ways and Means,"
"Fumed Oak," and "Family Album"
from the series "Tonight at 8:30".
They are under the direction of Prof.
Valentine Windt and the sets are
designed by Herbert Philippi, of the
speech department.
The idea of presenting three one-
act plays at once is not original with
Noel Coward. The "triple bill" for-
mula has been used with varying de-
grees of success since the earliest
times in the theatre. In the words of
Coward, "a short play has a great
advantage over a long one in that
it can sustain a mood without tech-
nical creaking or over-padding.. It
deserves a better fate than it has re-
ceived in recent years."
First Presented in London
Coward wrote six plays and pres-
ented them on two consecutive nights
in London, three on each night, and
called them "Tonight at 7:30," be-
cause London theatres open at 7:30
p. m.
Their success was so pronounced
that 'he decided to present them in
New York. When he brought them
over the group had increased to nine
plays which were presented on three
successive nights at 8:30, New York
opening time.
Coward Versatile
Called a master of farce, historic
pageapt, melodrama, comedy, oper-
etta, revue, and satire, Coward is
not only a playwright but is also an
actor, singer, dancer, producer, and
Tickets for the play will be placed
on sale in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre box office Monday through
Meat Control
Plan .Announced
WASHINGTON, June 1-(A)-The
OPA tonight announced a new pro-
gram designed to spread the limited
meat supply more evenly through the
Effective June 17, the program re-
quires all slaughterers to resume the
same pattern of distribution they fol-
lowed in the first three months of
The new distribution plan will
work like this:
During each accounting period,

usually a month, any slaughterer
must deliver to a county at least 80
per cent of the proportionate amount
of the civilian meat supply he deliv-
ered there in each of the first three
accounting periods of 1944.
To illustrate this, assume a packer's
total supply of meat in January, 1944,
was 1,000 pounds, and that he de-
livered it equally arnong four coui-
ties, or 250 pounds to each. If his
total supply for a month is reduced
now to 800 pounds, he would be re-
quired to send into each county at
least 80 per cent of 200 pounds, or
160 pounds a month.
Over a three-month period, how-
ever, the amount shipped to each
county must be 90 per cent of the
proportionate share, giving each
county an average of 180 pounds or
more per month.
' Graduate Joins
Ohio State Faculty
Prof. Allan C. Barnes, who received
his master of science degree at the
University in 1942 and spent' three
years training here, began his duties
as associate professor in the Depart-
-v+_T VofM-rtrc0" n arnn- a.

bo' Makes
1r for B-29's
from Japan to the Marianas more
than the perils over the target itself,
joined actively in the campaign early
this year, after survivors of one mis-
hap got together on ways and means
of improving the rescue service. Lt.
Alton C. Ayers, Corpus Christi, Tex.,
was one of a crew which had to
"ditch" returning from the Dec. 3
strike on Tokyo. He and nine other
survivors spent 11 days on their
rafts before being picked up. On his
return, 35 pounds lighter, Ayers talk-
ed things over with Capt. Francis J.
Murray, Brooklyn, N.Y., and together
they obtained permission to organize
a Super-Dumbo unit.E
Dumbos Affect Rescues
Members of the unit are all sur-
vivors of "ditchings" and life raft
experiences. They include 2nd Lt.
Robert C. Pope and Lt. Harold A.
Bodley, Three Rivers, Mich., a for-
mer commercial airline pilot and
with the RAF at Dunquerque before
coming to the Pacific.
The Super-Dumoo has one advan-
tage over the Navy's 'PBM's and
PBY s and other rescue planes, even
if it can't land on water to pick up
survivors. It has terrific fire power
to resist attack in Japanese skies
while directing rescue vessels or sea-
planes to scenes of "ditchings". Be-
tween April 18 and 30, during the
strikes on Kyushu, the Super-Dum-
bos were instrumental in rescues of
26 out of 29 men spotted off the coast
of Japan.
War Theater Shifted
The unit works under and in close
cooperation with the Navy Air-Sea
Rescue Group, which now has per-
fected a "bridge" of rescue units a-
long every strike route, so that any
crew "ditching" is fairly close to
help. The routes vary with each
mission, of course. A distressed pilot
radios his trouble and approximate
position, and immediately, from
headquarters, rescue is directed. Fre-
quently a pilot can choose his "ditch-
ing" point to be near a rescue vessel.
The Navy's seaplanes (PBM's,
PBY's) can function more satisfac-
torily now that the war has moved
out of the vast open seas into large
land masses like the Philippines and
the Ryukyus and the Japanese home

Five representatives from the World moan of the organiza.tions oni camipus
Youth Council, who are returning sponsoring, the viitr,will pi~eside
from the United Nations Conference, at the meeting.
will be guest speakers at a rally at In addition to a discussion and
8:15 p. m. EWT (7:15 p. m. CWT) questioning period following the
Monday in Rackham Auditorium. speeches, the University Concert
Dean Alice Lloyd has been selected Band, under the direction of Prof.
as the keynote faculty sneaker of William D. Revelli, will be featured
the evening and Bob Woodward, pres,- during the program.
ident of MYDA and temporary chair- As accredited observers of the
World Youth Council at San Fran-
A 11 . (Attb cisco, the quintet will relate their in-
fl1oC hdividual impressions of the confer-
(:ence and will also discuss youth
ee W i Be i movements in their own countries.
I "i ' They represent China, Czechoslova-
1 1 1 k ia, Yugoslavia, Denmark, and the
United States, and are making the
Ha current tour before attending the
third World Vouth Conference which
New Gro up 1 o For will be hield in London in August.
On International Basis Upon arrival Monday, they will be
feted by a tea from 3 to 5 p. m. in
A newly organized student group on the International Center, where
campus, the All Nations Club, which members of the faculty and students
has as its aim the realization of bet- may meet the visitors personally.
ter international relations at the A dinner in their honor preceding
University, will hold its first general the rally will be held in the League
'meeting to welcome all students at with student leaders as hosts.
7:30 p. in. EWT (6:30 p. m. CWT) Before they leave for Wayne Umn-
Tuesday at the International Center. versity, Detroit, an open discussion
Offering the American and foreign session will be conducted from 10
students a chance to belong to an a. m. to noon Tuesday in Lane Hall
organization independent from all where students will have another
others in existence and made up of opportunity to discuss the onfer-
students from the United States and ence and the World Youth Cuncil.
other nations represented on campus,
the student-run All Nations Club
plans a program of varied entertain-
ment in social activities.
The club will make final arrange- nor
I ments for the coming formal dance,
June 9, at which George Hall of the
International Center staff, who is7'h ' rhd
leaving this semester, will be special
guest. The recent dance at the Rack- A program commemorating the
ham building was the club's first 70th birthday Wednesday of Thomas
activity. Arrangements will also be Mann, author of "Buddenbrooks,"
made for a picnic and dinner in "Magic Mountain," and the Joseph
honor of students.of highest scholas- novels, will be held at 4:15 p. m. EWT
tic achievement. (3:15 p. m. CWT) Tuesday in the
A formulation of policy will head Amphitheatre of the Rackham Build-
the agenda, while forthcoming elec- ing.
Ltions and future activities will be dis- Sponsored by the German and Eng-
cussed at the meeting to twhich all lish departments, the celebration will
I students interested in the club are include speeches presenting Thomas
invited. Mann as a literary artist, as a per-

Joyce, Britisher who broadcasted for the Nazi. government, lies guarded
by two British soldiers on a stretcher in an ambulance at Lueneburg,
Germany, after his capture. He was shot in the thigh at the time
of his apprehension. This is a British official photo.

_..._. _

C'hureb News

To Install Officers dent; Dorothy Smith, secretary; Ro-
ger Glass, treasurer; Rachel Shields
The Congregational-Disciples stu- worship chairman; Bill Conant, AS
dent program will center around the recreational chairman; Priscilla Hod-
recognition of seniors and the instal- ges, Congregational representative
lation of new officers Sunday. and Beverly Paul, Disciples repre-
First on the program will be a ban- sentative.
quet at 5 p.m. EWT (4 p.m. CWT).
Following the banquet, the mock -uild Y o Pjcnic
graduation ceremony with Jo Mc- * *
Millan as toastmistress, there will be Prof. G. E. Carrothers, Director
a will, a prophecy and a mock serious -of Cooperation with Educational
sermon. Institutions, will be the speaker at
Upstairs later, in the church, in- the Wesleyan Guild's annual pic-
stallation of officers will take place. nic at the Earhart Estate tomor-
Records of some of the "best mem- row.
ories" during the guild year will be Members will meet in front of
played as part of the ceremony as the church at 4:30 p.m. EWT (3:30
Rev. Pickerell tells stories on some p.m. CWT).
of the officers.
The new officers to be installed
are: Walter Scott, AS, president; Camping Trip Held .. .
Barbara Stauffer, first vice-presi-
dent; Dawn Saari, second vice-presi- Lutheran Student Association is
_-- _- _-holding its annual Ashram at Cami
Birkett on Silver Lake this week-end
Secoiutconcer't Ashram is the Indian word mean
ing free conference. The three dis
cussions to be taken up in the con
To Be ference are: Responsibility of the
Church in the Present Crisis; Christ
Ross Will Conduct ian liberty (based on Martin Luther'
Ross ill Cnducttreatise, "The Liberty of the Christ-
Symphony Wednesday ian Man); and Lutheran Studen
Association techniques.
Highlighting the program with se- Rev. Yoder is the adult advisor fo
lections by Mozart, Frescobaldi, and the conference and members left a
Brahms, the University Symphony 6:30 p.m. EWT (5:30 p.m. CWT) Fri
Orchestra under the direction of day and will return Sunday. '
Prof. Gilbert Ross, will present its
second concert of the current season
at 8:30 p.m. EWT (7:30 p.m. CWT) Scarlett To Speak. . .
Wednesday in Hill Auditorium.
The orchestra, which was conduc- of St. Peter's Church, Tecumseh,
Johnson, now in the service, is com- will speak before the Canterbury
posed of approximately 65 players. Club at the home of Martha eet
Prof. Gilbert Ross, head of the de-
partment of string instruments in
the School of Music, re-established Missionary To Speak...
the full symphony orchestra in the
fall of 1944, one year after the or- Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Thompkins,
ganization had been temporarily dis- medical missionary and his wife wh
banded. I have spent more than 25 years in
During this interval (1942-43) Prof. West China, will be the speakers a
Ross organized the University String the Baptist Church Sunday.
Orchestra and presented several con- Dr. Thompkins, who graduated
certs of 17th and 18th century music. from the University of Michigai
At present several faculty members medical school, will talk on his ex
occupy positions in the orchestra, periences in China at 11 a.m. EW'.
and a few guest players from Ann (10 a.m. CWT) Sunday. Mrs. C. E
Arbor, Ypsilanti and Detroit will Thompkins will speak before th
participate. Roger Williams Guild at 5 p.m. EW':
-(4 CWI) in the guild house.

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