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Scattered Showers



Town of Brunei

Hopwood Prizes

To Be Announced

In Borneo












By Aussie Forces
Australians Reach Within Half-Mile
Of Last Air Strip in Invasion Area

By The Assocate'd' Press
MANILA, Friday, June 15 - Aus-
tralian forces have captured the
town of Brunei, capital of the Borneo
protectorate of the same name, Gen.
MacArthur announced today.
Other Australian elements, on La-
buan Island, crossed the island and
reached within a half-mile of the
Timbalai air strip, the only one of
three in the invasion area not yet
Medium and fighter bombers
supporting the invasion of oil-
wealthy Borneo raided Japanese
bivouacs and supply areas along
the coast northeastward to Jessel-
ton, leaving large fires.
Light naval forces shelled and
SI' Bond Drive
Hits Goal -for
Seventh Loan
Last Two Days Sales
Total Over $10,000
The University climbed over its
$100,000 goal in the Seventh War
Loan drive yesterday.
Lacking two weeks to the end of
the official campaign, the campus
sales now total $100,181.25 worth of
war bonds, appropriately reaching
their patriotic goal on Flag Day,
Cash and checks amounting to
$93,393.75 passed through the cash-
ier's office during the drive, while
$6,787.50 were bought outside the
University and credited to the cam-
pus total, the two' sums putting the
University over the top.
Total >Figures Listed
Bonds worth over $10,000 were sold
yesterday and Wednesday to send
the campus total past the goal. Total
figures represent bonds with a ma-
turity value of over $133,333.
"The University War Bond com-
mittee is very gratified at the re-
sponse of the campus to the Seventh
War Loan drive," R. Gordon Griffith,
committee spokesman, declared yes-
terday. "Special thanks go to the
JGP girls, the campus veterans, and
other individuals who volunteered
their time and services to solicit bond
sales for the University campaign,"
he said.
Quota Always Met
The University has never failed to
meet its quota in the six war loan
drives previous to the seventh. -The
goal in this campaign was equal to
that in the Sixth War Loan drive last
fall, when the quota was reached
only one day before the end of the
As more bond orders continue to
come into the cashier's office, they
will be added to the University total,
June 30 being the last day that bond
sales may be counted in this drive.
"The committee appreciates the cam-
pus co-operation that enabled us to
meet the quota before exams start-
ed," Griffith added.
Sales in the national'campaign to
raise seven billion dollars through
individual purchases reached five and
one-half billion dollars yesterday, or
78 per cent of the quota.
OceupaLion Army
Post Given to Patton
WASHINGTON, June 14- () -
Geo. George S. Patton is going back
to Europe and an occupation army
assignment instead of heading forth-
with for Tokyo.
Secretary of War Stimson an-
nounced the plan for the two-gun-
toting general today in designating
his Third Army, along with the Sev-
enth, for the job of occupying Ger-

Today Struthers Burt will deliv-
er the annual Hopwood
Awards lecture on "The
Unreality of Realism" at
4 p.m. EWT (3 p.m. CWT)
in Rackham Lecture Hall.
Today Sarah Hanby Gordon, pi-
anist, will present a reci-
tal at 8 p.m. EWT (7 p.m.
CWT) in the Assembly
Hall of the Rackham

started fires at Miri, oilfield district
75 miles southwest of the invasion
sector around Brunei Bay.
The Australians, who invaded the
bay district on Sunday, marched 16
miles through jungle-grown trails in
reaching Brunei.
Australian infantry pressed ahead
of their tanks, encountering only
small-arms and machine gun fire,
Natives they met outside of Bru-
nei reported the independent at-
tacks on the Japanese by the fierce
Dyaks, who blow poison darts
through reed guns.
The Dyaks ambushed and killed 14
Japanese in the last two days, the
natives said, 'using darts, swords,
spears and crude bayonets attached
to the dart guns.
Australians of the famed ninth
"Rats of Tobruk" division, whose
capture of Brunei airstrip was an-
nounced yesterday, had penetrated
inland more than 15 miles since the
June 10 landing at Brunei Bay.
They already were in the heart of
the rubber plantation area and were
pressing on towards the Tutong gate-
way to the Seria oilfields, 30 miles
ahead. The Japanese have set the
oil fields afire.
On Labuna Island, at the mouth
of Brunei Bay, the Japanese still
fought desperately to hold Tim-
balalai airfield, the last of three
still in their possession in the inva-
sion area. Australians occupied the
Labuan field on the island a few
hours after going ashore Sunday.
This field already is being used by
Allied artillery spotter planes.
Associated Press correspondent
James Hutcheson, with the invasion
force, reported the Dyak guerilla ac-
tivities and also said inspection of
the Brunei airfield disclosed it had
long fallen into disuse.
The Japanese had studded it with
posts to prevent Allied planes from
The overland advance on Brunei
town was coordinated with an am-
phibious push up the Brunei River.
Must Be Fought
Flynn Says
"Conscious of the need to stamp
out Nazism and fascism and inspired
by the heritage President Roosevelt
left us, the people must fight against
appeasement and reactior in Amer-
ica," Miss Elizabeth Gurley Flynn,
national vice president of the Com-
munist Political Association and
trade union leader, declared at a
rnaeting of the Ralph Niefus club
here last night.
Guest speaker at the Ann Arbor
communist political association meet-
ing, Miss Flynn said that the people
must become a vocal pressure group
behind President Truman and againt
reaction and the predatory interes- s
of the few. She lsted such Yalta
proposals as the punishment of war
c iminals, settlement f the Polish
question and rehabilitation of all
devastated nations, democratic or
communist, as essential points in the
Yalta agreement which must be car-
ied out in order to insure a military
In relation to United States co.
operation with Russia, Miss Flynn
pointed out that we mustn't "rock
0he boat," for without tnis coalition,
any prospects for a long time peaee
are improbable.
Preceding the guest speaker, dem-
ocratic alderman Frank Seymour
(UAW-CIO) of Ypsilanti declared
that if we don't unite to insure 60
million post-war jobs and prevent
mass unemployment such as at Wil
low Run, the possibility of agree.-
ment with Russia and Great Britain
will be lost.
Prof. John F. Shephard of the
University psy6hology department,
introductory speaker, warned that
mass unemployment in the United
States would lead to the fascistic dil-

Emma which confronted Nazi Ger-
many in the '30s.
Peace Charter Will
Be Rushed to Senate

Exercises Set
For June 23
Approximately 1042 seniors will
take part in the University's 101st
commencement program scheduled
for the Hill Auditorium at 10:30 a.m.
EWT (9:30 a.m. CWT) Saturday,
June 23.
The program will begin with a pa-
rade of graduates starting on the
diagonal and following along State
St. to N. University and then to Hill
Auditorium. The annual commence-
ment address will be given by E.
Blythe Stason, Dean of the Law
Parade To Form
The parade of seniors will form at
9:30 a.m. EWT on the diagonal.
Should weather prevent, the march
will not be held. However, the honor
section composed of the deans, re-
gents, President Alexander G. Ruth-
ven and special guests, will parade to
the platform in the Hill Auditorium.
After Dean Stason has given his
address, the dean of each department
will present his candidates to receive
degrees. The degrees, this year, will
be only tokens, as the final grades
for seniors will not have been com-
piled. The actual diplomas will be
mailed to the graduates at a later
Procession Order Listed
The general assembly of seniors
will be called at 9:30 by a bugle call.
The procession will form by schools
according to the following order:
Literature, Science and Arts, on main
diagonal between library and engi-
neering building. Education on walk
in front of Physiology and Pharma-
cology Building, Engineering on the
main diagonal walk in the Engineer-
ing court, Architecture on the main
diagonal walk in Engineering Arch
(behind the engineers), Nurses on
the diagonal walk between Chemistry
Building and library.
The School of Pharmacy on east
and west walk, west of the intersec-
tion in front of the library, Dental
Surgery on north and south walk be-
tween library and Natural Science
Building, Forestry and Conservation
on the walk north of Pharmacology
Building, Music on the main diago-
nal walk from library to Natural Sci-
ence Building, north of the library,
Public Health on the main diagonal
walk from library Science Building
behind music), Graduate on the
main diagonal walk near Natural
Science Building.
The schedule of assembling will
appear on bulletin boards and mark-
ers will be placed at the assembling
places on Commencement Day.
Baird Memorial
Recital Planned;1l
A carillon recital in memory of
Charles Baird, University graduate
of '95, L.L.B., A.B., who donated the
funds for the construction of the
Baird Carillon, will bs presented by
Prof. Percival Price, University car-
illonneur, at 7:30 p. in. EWT (6:30
p. m. CWT) Friday, June 22.
Baird, who died November 30, 1944,;
as his home in Kansas City, Mo.,
was "one of the outstanding alumni
of the University," according to Dr.
Charles Sink, president of the Uni-
versity Musical Society. Baird was
known for his interest in Michigan
athletics and contributions toward
University structures.
The Death March from "Saul" by

G. F. Handel and Louis Spohr's
"Blest Are the Departed" will be the
memoriam numbers on Prof. Price's

WHITE HOUSE HUDDLE - With Russian relations d oubtless the topic of conversation, President Truman
huddles at his White House desk with (left to right, standing) Joseph E. Davies, former ambassador to Mos-
cow; Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, presidential Chief of Staff, and Harry Hopkins who returned from
Moscow recently.

ousand Seniors

To Parade

Tr oops Gain
On Okinawa
By The Associated Press
GUAM, Friday, June 15-Dough-j
boys of the American Tenth Army
captured the highest point on Oki-
nawa's Yaeju escarpment yesterday,
Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz said
. Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivar, Jr.'s Tenth.
Army troops continued their heavy
pressure throughout the entire Yae-
ju defense lines despite strong Japa-
nese resistance.
More than 100 Japanese surrend-
ered on Oroku peninsula and many
others committed Hara Kiri on Or-
oku peninsula as the Sixth Marine
Division smashed the remains of the
enemy pocket there, Nimitz also said.
Elements of the Third Marine Am-
phibious Corps, meantime, made un-
opposed landings on Senaga island,
off the southwest coast of Oroku
peninsula. They captured five Japa-
nese naval guns.
Under heavy mortars, artillery and
machinegun fire, Maj. Gen. James
L. Bradley's 96th Infantry Division,
in the center of the Yaeju line, cap-
tured Yaeju-Dake hill, 600 yards
southwest of Tomui town, and moved
up to the, southea, t of Ozato town.
(Yaeju hill presumably was the
h§;hest in the escarpment, whose
highest plateau is a little more than
500 feet,)
On the southeastern coast, the
Seventh Infantry Division gained 300
to 700 yards to reach the center of
Mazaka town. Resistance there was
moderate to heavy.,
On the southern coast, the First
Marine Division attacked before
dawn and gained 600 to 800 yards to
widen its front on Kunishi ridge.
Last Daily Issued
The Daily ceases publication for
the spring semester with this issue.
Publication will be resumed Tues-
day, July 3.

Russians Announce 16 Polish
Leaders To Be, Tried at Once

By The Associated Press
LONDON, June 14-Russia an-
nounced tonight that 16 Polish lead-
ers would be tried within the next
few days for "terroristic acts of di-
version" behind Red Army lines.
The announcement came on the
eve of a conference scheduled to open
in the Russian capital tomorrow
among representatives of the Big
Three and various Polish factions for
the purpose of organizing a broader-
based Polish provisional government.1
At least one of the Poles invited to
Petitions Due
In Union Today1
Judiciary interviews
To Be Held Monday
Petitions for the offices of presi-
dent and secretary of the Men's
Judiciary Council for the fall term
must be in the Student Offices of the
Union before 5 p. m. EWT (4 p. m.
CWT) today.
Any man in any school who can
satisfy University eligibility qualifi-
cations for this term and for the
term next fall may petition for the
offices. Formal petition forms may
be picked up in the Student Offices
this afternoon.
Candidates will be interviewed by
the CouU cil Monday in respect to
their qua ifications, their reasons for
seeking the offices, and the program
they would follow if appointed Coun-
cil heads for the fall term. The new
officers will be chosen by the Council
and Dean Joseph Bursley.
In addition to the appointed offic-
ers, regular members of the Council
each semester include the managing
editor of The Daily, the president of
the Interfraternity Council, the pres-
ident of the Union and the head of
the Engineering Council.

the meeting, former premier Stanis-
law Mikolajczyk, a leader of the
peasant party, had been reported by
the British press to be prepared to
demand the release of the 16 accused
Poles as a condition to participating
in the parley.
Arrests Protested Earlier
Russia announced- on May 6 that
she had arrested the Polish leaders,
creating a storm in international
relations and leading to a break-
down in Big Three negotiations on
broadening the Polish government.
Earlier this week the Paris radio re-
ported that Harry Hopkins, Presi-
dent Truman's special emissary to
Moscow, had effected the release of
the group.
Moscow for the first time identified
four of the arrested group in to-
night's broadcast announcement:
They were Jan Jankowski, Vice-
Premier of the London Polish gov-
ernment-in-exile; Gen. Bronislaw
Okulicki, former Polish underground
army leader; Stanislaw Jasiukowicz,
former parliament National Party
representative, and Adam Bien, Peas-
ant Party member and former War-
saw judge.
Leading Polish Figures
Soon after announcement of the
arrests early last month Foreign
Secretary Eden of Britain character-
ized the group as "nearly all the
leading figures of the Polish under-
ground movement." Many of the 16
seized, he said, were persons the
British thought should be included in
a new, democratic Polish govern-
Only a few hours before the Mos-
cow broadcast, Prime Minister Chur-
chill had brought cheers in the House
of Commons with the assertion that
"our relations with Russia have
undergone marked improvement in
the past week or so, because one
difficult matter connected with Pol-
and has already been settled." Chur-
chill was referring to the invitation
Io Polish leaders to visit Moscow.

Winners Will
Share $7,000
Cash Awards
Struthers Burt, well-known Ameri-
can author, will give the annual Hop-
wood Awards Presentation lecture at
4 p.m. EWT (3 p.m. CWT) today, in
Rackham Lecture Hall, after which
winners of the spring contest will be
Approximately $7,000 will be
awarded in the major and minor di-
visions in fiction, essay, drama, and
poetry from the fund set up in the
will of Avery Hopwood, a member of
the class of 1905 and a prominent
American dramatist.
Author of Best-Seller
Burt, author of the recent best-
seller, "Philadelphia: Holy Experi-
ment," was selected as speaker, ac-
cording to Prof. Roy W. Cowden, di-
rector of the Hopwood Awards, be-
cause "he is very American and very
much alive."
Beginning his literary career at the
age of 15, Burt worked as a city-desk
reporter on the Philadelphia Times.
He then attended Princeton, Merton
College, Oxford, and the University
of Munich. After teaching English
at Princeton for three years, Burt
went to Wyoming where he managed
a ranch and did much of his writing.
He now makes Jackson Hole, Wyo.,
his summer home.
Students To Meet Burt
Students, who submitted 59 manu-
scripts in the contest, have been in-
vited to meet Burt from 10 a.m. to
noon EWT (9 to 11 a.m. CWT) in
the Hopwood Room.
In connection with the lecture,
display of the nine books published
by Hopwood winners in the past -12
months has been placed in the win-
dow of a State Street bookstore.
Fall Housing
Shortage Acute
Urge Coeds To Secure
Accommodations Now
Coeds are urged by the Dean of
Women's office to secure living ac-
commodations for the fall semester
at once, as an increase in the number
of women eligible for admission to
the University has caused g. shortage
of suitable housing facilities.
Blaming the situation on a "dormi-
tory shortage," the Dean's office has
advised all those who have not as
yet made living arrangements for the
fall term to do so before they leave
Ann Arbor. Housing conditions for
the summer are adequate, but vir-
tually all league houses are filled for
the fall term and no rooms will be
available in the dormitories.
Students who intend to apply for
rooms in league houses must contact
the house mothers personally even
though rates and inspection are con-
trolled by the Dean of Women's of-
Women students who are unable to
obtain housing for the fall semester
at present may leave their names at
the Dean's office, and will be noti-
field by Aug. 15 if any vacancies have
occurred during that time.
UAW-CIO Requests
NLRB Strike Vote
DETROIT, June 14-(P)-Rank
and file leaders of the United Auto-
mobile Workers (CIO) petitioned the
National Labor Relations Board to-
day for an industry-wide strike Vote.
Unionists representing more than
400,000 UAW-CIO workers voted by

a 5 to 1 margin in favor of the peti-
tion, which would call for a strike
vote "in all UAW-CIO plants."
Considered tantamount to a threat
of an automobile industry-wide
strike, the vote was taken at a con-
ference of more than 600 officers of
local unions in this area.
Unionists said the purpose of the
strike vote was to force recognition
of union demands they include a 30-
hour work week without loss of take-


Summer Speech, Faculty


Several visiting faculty members
from educational institutions in all
parts of the country and from other
departments of the University will
augment the summer staff of the
ne ch dipnartment. acenrcing to Prof.

and Ivard Strauss, technical direc-
tor of the Try-Out Theatre, Seattle.
G. Emerson Markham, manager of
Television station WRGB, Schenec-
tady, N.Y., Helen T. Rhodes, pro-
Ai.a '. h cm ~ainaniPn

head of the speech department at
College and a teaching fellow in the
University's speech department
from 1935 to 1937, has done sum-
mer teaching and directing at the
University of Texas and Mount

Southwest Texas State Teachers
Conservatory of Music, New England
Chamber Opera, the Duluth Summer
School of Theatre, the University of
Washington, and Roosevelt High
School, Seattle.

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