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Cloudy and Cool



Wolverines Down
Wisconsin 14-0
In Bitter Contest
Lund, Culligan Score on Long Runs;
Badgers Top Michigan in First Downs
Two long touchdown runs, one an 84-yard jaunt by Bill Culligan on
the first play of the game from scrimmage, and the other a gallop of 56
yards by fullback Don Lund midway in the fourth period, provided Michi-
gan's 14-0 winning margin over an inspired Wisconsin eleven which several
times threatened to sweep the vaunted Wolverines off the field in an
exceedingly hard-fought game here yesterday before 20,400 chilled spec-

Allied Armies Join Forces

in Push
En Area







Stubborn Japs
Fight To Hold
Limon Sector
Other Nippon Troops
Fortify South Positions
By The Associated Press
Bitterly fighting Japanese forces,
disregarding the cost in lives, battled
stubbornly today to hold the Limon
sector on western Leyte island as
other Nippon troops hastily prepared
formidable mountain positions to the
south for the impending show-down
action with America's army of liber-
American doughboys, meeting tough
resistance, further compressed their
lines around Limon, Gen. Douglas
MacArthur's Sunday communique
said. , A Yank roadblock south of
the mountain town was strengthened
and Japanese attempts to run in
supply trucks failed.
Other American troops contin-
ued to knock out Japanese posi-
tions in the Mt. Lobi sector of
central Leyte Valley.
Heavy and medium American
bombers blasted the Ormoc region
while fighters sank two small trans-
ports in Orxnot Bay. Seven Nippon
planes were shot down during a raid
on Tacloban and Dayug airfields.
One U.S. fighter was lost. Ground
damage was minor.
General MacArthur said the
Japanese have lost 500 planes on
Leyte since invasion day.
Associated Press dispatches from
the front lines said the desperate
Japanese stand at Limon was a de-
laying action to permit consolidation
of positions in rugged terrain center-
ing on an escape road leading west-
ward to Palompon, a port on Leyte's
west coast. This escape route twists
and turns westward from the town
of Libongao, on the Ormoc road mid-
way between Carigara Bay on the
north and Ormoc city on the south.
Flyers Require
Vu Approval
Have you made plans for arising
at 8 a.m. for an 8 o'clock class,
jumping into your own private heli-
copter and wafting lazily down upon
the greensward fronting Angell Hall
in record time?
Cherish .them not, for University
regulations forbidding the use of
automobiles by students also applies
to airplanes, according to Assistant
Dean of Students Walter B. Rea.
Special permission will be granted,
however, if students who are taking
flying lessons or anticipate operating
a plane, will call at Rm. 2, University
Hall with a letter of approval from
their parents.
If the student is self-supporting
and entirely independent of his fam-
ily, this letter is not required.

Culligan's dash occurred after
Ralph Chubb, Michigan right half,
returned Martin Meyer's opening
kick-off to the 16. Working from the
buck-lateral series, quarterback Joe
Ponsetto whipped a short pass out to
Culligan who skirted right end be-
hind beautiful blocking, eluding the
safety man to score untouched. Pon-
setto's try for the extra point was
Both Attacks Stall
Neither team could get a touch-
down drive goingaagain until seven
minutes of the final period had elaps-
ed. After turning back several Wis-
consin bids, the Wolverines took the
ball on their own 35. Two running
plays netted nine yards, and then
Lund broke over his own right guard,
spun away from three tacklers as he
tightroped down the sidelines, cut
back, got away from the safety man,
and galloped across. This time Chubb
Aside from the two scoring thrusts,
the game was played on almost even
terms with the Badgers forcing the
issue most of the way. Paced by
hard-driving Jerry Thompson, Wis-
consin racked up 15 first downs to
Michigan's six and gained 24 yards
to the Wolverines' 234. Michigan
had a four-yard edge in rushing, 188
yards to 184.
Badgers Almost Score on Kick Off
Undaunted by Culligan's lightning-
like thrust in the opening minutes,
Wisconsin came roaring right back
as Thompson took Ponsetto's kick-
off and returned all the way to the
Michigan eight before Clem Bauman
hauled him down from behind. Two
fumbles in the next four plays spoil-
ed the Badgers' chance for a score,
and the Wolverines took over on the
After an exchange of punts Wis-
consin got another opportunity when
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Senator Asks~
65e Minimum

Band Serenades
Revelli at Home
Members of the University 100-
piece marching band paid tribute
to their conductor, Prof. William
D. Revelli who is ill, by marching
to his home at 906 Granger after
the game yesterday and serenad-
ing him with the "Victors" and
Followed by a huge crowd, the
band was held up by a train for
five minutes and finally had to
march up over the bridge on Stad-
ium Boulevard and down to their
leader's home on Granger.
Prof. Revelli was able to leave
his bed and come to the window
to watch the band which he had
trained play the "Victors," do a
snappy counter-march, and then
play "Varsity."
This was the final appearance
of the marching band this year.
It was led by Assistant Conductor
Harry Busche in Prof. Revelli's
Reds Smash
Within 19 Miles
Of Vienna Road
Infantry, Tanks Take
Four Miles in Balkans
By The Associated Press
LONDON, Nov. 19, Sunday-Rus-
sian tanks and infantry smashed
four miles through German lines 15
miles northeast of Budapest yester-
day in a powerful encircling move-
ment which swept to within 19 miles
of thehViennabhigh road running
along the Danube River north of the
besieged Hungarian capital, Moscowj
announced last night. , s
Hatvan, German key to all Axis
defenses east of Budapest, and the
intermediate junctions of Aszod and
Godollo on a 26-mile front between
Hatvan and Budapest, were under
Soviet artillery fire and threatened
with imminent capture by Red Army
tank and infantry teams, the bulletin
Army Takes
'Label' off Vets
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.- (P)
The Army said today that hereafter
all discharge certificates for men and
women leaving the service will make
no mention of their physical condi-
Some honorable discharge certifi-
cates issued in the past have included
reference to physical condition. The
Army said these were issued in error
and that new and correct forms will
be given the ex-serviceman or woman
upon request.
Informally, it was explained that
mention of the physical status of an
ex-soldier sometimes affected his
chances of getting a job, even though
his condition would be no handicap in

V Must Raise
$50,000 for
War Loan Drive
Junior Girls' Project
- Teams Will Canvass
The Entire Campus
The Sixth War Loan Drive begins
The University's share in the na-
tionwide war loan drive is $50,000,
R. Gordon Griffith, Associate In-
vestment Officer, who is a member
of the University War Bond Com-
mittee, announced yesterday.
The purchase of bonds during the
drive will be facilitated by members
of the Junior Girls' Project who have
formed a corps of "Bond Belles." The
"Bond Belles" will be organized into
teams to canvass all branches of the
University for orders, Griffith said.
UT hecorps hasralready established
a record of $50,000 sales in War
Bonds during the Fourth War Loan
Prospective purchasers can request
that bonds be delivered to their -of-
fices by the "Bond Belles." On of-
ficial receipt will be given the pur-
chaser by the Belle the time payment
is made and, if requested, an ap-
pointment will be made to deliver
the bonds, usually a day after the
order is placed.
Other arrangements to facilitate
purchase of bonds include Payroll
Department plans for special pay-
roll deductions for the purchase of
War Bonds during the Drive, Grif-
fith revealed. The "Bond Belles"
will maintain a booth in the lobby
of the University Hospital because
of practical difficulties in can-
vassing the entire hospital.
"The War Bond Committee does
not feel thatits finction is to urge
peopie to buy Wa r.onds," Griffith
said, "for it is a matter to be de-
cided by the individual's own con-
science and pocketbook."
Griffith said the University's quota
of $50,000 in Series E bonds is "not
large . . . and it should be well over-
The overall quota for Washtenaw
county in the purchase of bonds of
all denominations is $8,164,000,
$5,541,000 of which will be forth-
coming from Ann Arbor and the re-
maining $2,623,000 from the county.
Sigma Rho Tau
Decides Pllicy
Deroiters Attend at
Forensic Club Meeting
Policy for the coming year was
determined by a meeting of the
National Council of Sigma Rho Tau,
engineering speech fraternity, held
last night in the A.B.C. Room of the
Michigan Lea'gue.
The meeting, under the direction
of Prof. R. D. Brackett, was attended
by representatives from the Univer-
sity of Detroit, Detroit Institute of
Technology, and this University, who
participated in an experimental
"round robin" discussion considering
"Visual Education and Its Contribu-
tion to Education as a Whole." Fol-
lowing dinner held in the Russian
Tea Room at the League, plans were
discussed for meetings, councils, and
the special conference meetings
which were originated by the fra-
The next meeting of the Council
will be held Jan. 13 at the Detroit
Institute of Technology under the
direction of Prof. Henry. The subject
for discussion is "The Professional
Status of the Engineer."

Blood .donors
Will Register
Registration for the Red Cross
blood bank will be held from 9
a. m. to 12 noon and from 12:45 to
1 p. m., Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday at the center of the diag-
onal, Sam Goodman, head of the
Union blood bank, announced yes-
Registration for servicemen will

Ga led Despera te
Geilenkirchen Neared; Niederlheide,
Puffendorf Fall to Blended Operations
By The Associated Press
SHAEF, Paris, Nov. 18.-Troops and armor of the British Second Army
joined the American Ninth and First Armies at dawn today in a mighty push
toward the Rhine along a 30-mile-wide path from the Aachen region, and
tonight all three were forging ahead against desperate German resistance in
one of the greatest battles of the war.
The best weather since the start of the western front offensive enabled
both strategic and tactical air forces to give their strongest support yet to
the ground forces. Ninth Air Force Lightnings and Thunderbolts attacked
as close as 200 yards ahead of the troops in bitter fighting east of Aachen.
Fighterbombers intervened in at least one tank battle in that area,

MANDER-Lt.-Gen. Raymond A.
Wheeler (above) has been named
to succeed Gen. J. W. Stilwell as
Deputy Commander of the Allied
Southeast Asia command and con-
tinues as principal administrative
officer under Lord Mountbatten.
Triple Cuts Set
As Penalty for
Hoiday Absence
Board Decides Against
Honor Point Deduction
Abandoning regulations of last
year, the Literary College Adminis-
trative Board announced yesterday
that the penalty for students cutting]
classes before or after the Christmas
holiday would be assessment of triple
The triple cut ruling is also applic-
able to the Thanksgiving Day holiday
The action by the board, composed
of faculty members and representa-
tive literary college students, re-
versed an earlier policy in which
honor points were deducted from
the', student's total in the event of
holiday cuts.
The system of deducting honor,
points was imposed last year by the
board because the University Board
of Regents were asked by transpor-
tation directors to keep students
from travelling on week-ends. The
Regents received no similar request
this year.
Dean Erich A. Walter, chairman
of the Administrative board, said
he felt students this year could be
trusted to attend classes.
"Students now fully realize," he
said, "that attending the University
is a privilege made secure by the
sacrifices of other Americans in the
fighting lines."
Dean Ivan C. Crawford, of the
Engineering College, announced the
attendance rules applicable last year
would be retained.

striking German armor at such close
the grass wilt before the muzzle-fire
of the tank guns.
The Allied troops, wheeling into
Germany after their descent from
the north, spread over the, Geilen-
kirchen area, cut the main road to
the north, captured Niederheide,
reached the outskirts of Prummern,
two miles east of Geilenkirchen, and
captured Puffendorf, 4% miles south-
east of Geilenkirchen in what was
described as "blended operations" by
British and Americans.
Gain Near Aachen
To the southeast of Aachen Ameri-
can First Army forces made new
gains up to a kilometer against
heavy artillery and mortar fire in the
Wurselen area and up to two kilom-
eters around Stolberg, while in the
Hurtgen forest other First Army
troops advanced slowly through
minefields and barbed wire.
To the south, Lt.-Gen. George S.
Patton's U.S. Third Army swept into
the Reich in force and began house-,
to-house warfare inside the fortress
city of Metz in France. The break
across the border was made near
Perl, near where the territories of
France, Luxembourg and Germany
meet and it carried Third Army units
a mile inside Germany. They are
pointed toward the Saar Basin.
Montbeliard Taken
Still farther south the French First
Army smashed deep into the Belfort
gap after toking the strong point of
Montbeliard, where 7,000 Germans
were captured, and enemy disposi-
tions were upset along a 25-mile
CIO Delegates
To Debate little
Steel Formula
CHICAGO, NOV. 18-(iP)-Dele-
gates to the CIO convention, discon-
tented over the Little Steel wage for-
mula, bustled into town today pre-
pared for a tumultous session begin-
ning Monday.
President Philip Murray called for
"immediate revision" of the formula
"to compensate labor for the loss due
to the rise in the cost of living." In-
sisting on anonymity, members of
the executive board said the member-
ship was "resentful at the kicking
around" of demands for revision.

Blanket Wage
Encouraged by the testimony of War
Labor Board chairman William H.
Davis, Senator Pepper (D-Fla) an-I
nounced tonight he will seek action
this session on his substandard wage
It would advise the WLB that Con-
gress considers any wage less than
65 cents an hour to be substandard.
Davis endorsed the resolution "in
principle" near the close of an all-
day hearing by a Senate labor sub-
committee, but told the Senators
that if the resolution were adapted,
the board would regard it as a guide
rather than a mandate.

range that the pilots reported seeing
By The Associated Press
armies in giant push to Rhine. Air
force gives strong support.
RUSSIAN FRONT-Red tanks and
infantry 14 miles from Budapest.
planes destroyed on Leyte rises to
500. Yanks, battling tough Jap re-
sistance, close in on vilage of Limon,
at north end of island,
Lombardo Airs
Wrong Songs
As Favorites'
There is something funny going on
That Guy Lombardo would play
the five favorite songs of the Michi-
gan campus on his radio program
last night was given :wide publicity
in the Daily for two weeks.
November 7 the students voted on
what those songs should be. The
results were duly announced and
sent on to Lombardo in New York.
Our favorites appeared to be I'll
Walk Alone, When Night Falls, Dear,
I Realize Now, Stormy Weather and
The 'Sweetheart of Sigma Chi.
So a lot of us tuned in last night,
hoping to hear those songs played in
Lombardo's tribute to' Michigan. He
did salute Michigan-onlyathe sup-
posed favorites weren't altogether
the songs that had been chosen as
He played Sigma Chi, and he play-
ed Stormy Weather. But from there
on in, we might have forgotten about
the %whole business. For' the next
three favorites according to the pro-
gram were It Could Happen to You,
Making Believe and Easy to Love.
.Lame Ducks'
Face Figts
Two simmering controversies threat-
ened today to blow the top on Admin-
istration efforts to maintain harmony
in the "lame duck" last sessions of
the 78th Congress.
These issues are:
1. Whether to stop again an auto-
matic rise in the Social Security tax,
January 1, from one to two percent
on workers and empoyers. The Ad-
ministration wants the tax to in-
crease, as provided in the original
Social Security law.
2. A move by Senator Aiken (R-
Vt) to tack to a House-approved har-
bor improvements bill an amendment
providing for the long-controverted
St. Lawrence navigation and power
project. President Roosevelt long has
urged this project.
Chairman Doughton (D-NC) of the
House Ways and Means Committee,
which originates all tax legislation,
said he is taking no position at this
time on the new proposal by Senator
Vandenberg (R-Mich) to "freeze" the
Social Security Tax at one percent
against employer and employe.

Eda o' r4T Lcueo
'War and the Road to Peace'

Today Prof. Frank Huntley
speaks on Japan, 7:30
p.m. at the Internation-
al Center.
Nov. 20 Sixth War Bond drive
Nov. 20-25 Blood Bank Registra-
Nov. 21 WSSF Meeting, Anne
Wiggin, speaker, 7:30
p.m. at the League.
Nov. 22 Oratorical Association
lecture by Edgar Mow-
Nov. 22-24 Blood Bank Registra-

Edgar Ansel. Mowrer, foreign cor-
respondent and syndicated columnist,
who has recently returned to America
following a trip to England and the
Mediterranean Front, will speak on
"The War and the Road to Peace" at
8:30 p. m. Wednesday in Hill Audi-
Mowrer, a graduate of the univer-
sity, who replaces the Hon. Carl J.
Hambro, head of the Norwegian Par-
liament, recalled to Europe by the
Norwegian government-in-exile, will
be the second lecturer of the Oratori-
cal Association series.
Hambro Tickets Honored
Tickets issued for the Hambro lec-
ture will be honored and tickets for
the Mowrer lecture will be on sale at
Hill Auditorium Tuesday and Wed-

From 1915 until 1923, when Fascist
censorship made reporting impossi-
ble, the correspondent was connected
with the Rome bureau of the News.
Assigned to Berlin, he spent the
next nine years in Germany, watch-
ing the suicide of the Weimar Re-
public and the rise to power of Ad-
olph Hitler.
Early in 1933 his book, "Germany
Puts Back the Clock," tracing the
disintegration of the Weimar Repub-
lic, appeared. Its sale was banned
in Germany. The Nazis warned the
United States that unless Mowrer
left Germany immediately they could
not guarantee his safety, and he was
reassigned to head the News' Paris
Pulitzer Prize Winner
He remained in Paris until the fall

President Roosevelt's special commit-
tee to investigate the wartime rise in
living costs reported today that for
the bulk of wage earners it amounts
to 29 to 30 per cent.
Rejecting union labor claims that
the rise is about 44 per cent, Chair-
man William H. Davis, with two in-
dustry members concurring "in' the
main," concluded that 31/2 to 41/2 per-
centage points should be added to the
25.5 per cent increase shown by the
Bureau of Labor statistics index as of
last Sept. 15.

Davis' report emphasized that the
Bureau of Labor Statistics index did
not undertake to be all inclusive, but
was aimed to measure the prices of
supplies going to make up the family
budget of big city dwellers with an
average income of $1,524, based on a
1934-36 survey,
He expressed the opinion that for
those with low incomes the increase
in living costs had been higher than
30 per cent but praised the technical
competence and care of those prepar-
ing the BLS.
"No substantial criticism of the
BLS methods has survived the

Committee Quotes Wartime
Increase in Living Expenses

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