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VOL.. LV, No. 21 ANN ARBOR, MICI IGAN SATURDAY, NOV. 25, 1944

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Winner May
Get Bid to
Rose Bowl
Wolverines Enter
Fray as Underdogs
By DAVE LOEWENBERG
Associate Sports Editor
Special to The Daily
COLUMBUS, OHIO, NOV. 24-A
Big Ten championship and the pos-
sibility of a Rose Bowl bid await the
winner of today's, Michigan-Ohio
State tilt which is expected to lure a
record breaking throng of 74,000 fans.
The Wolverines enter today's fray
as decided underdogs. Using past
records as a yardstick, Ohio rates the
nod over Michigan in both the line
and backfield. Today's rivals have
played four mutual opponents, Indi-
ana, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wiscon-
sin and in those games Ohio aver-
aged 22%/ points to Michigan's 14.
M' Averages 21 Points
In nine games, the Wolverines have
amassed 190 points, an average of 21
points a game, while the Buckeyes in
eight games, rolled up 269 points, an
average of 33.5 per start. _ -
Defensively, Michigan has the edge
over the Buckeyes. The Wolverines'
record in league games is seven and
five sixths points per game to Ohio's
eight.
Most of Ohio's scoring punch re-
volves around three key players, es
Horvath, Bob Brugge and Jack Dug-
ger. Horvath has gained 565 yards
in 93 attempts,' an average of 6.1
yards per try. Horvath is also the
Buckeye's passing artist, having com-
pleted 12 of 21 aerials, an average of
571.
Brugge Dangerous Runner
Brugge is the boy who usually ter-
rorizes the flanks, and to date, the
fleet Buckeye speedster has 270 yards
in 42 plays, an average of 6.5 per try.
Brugge has tossed only one pass
all year, but it connected for a score
last week against Illinois.
Dugger is acclaimed by most ex-
perts as the outstanding wingman in
the Conference. He is very danger-
ous on passes and is a bulwark on de-
fense. Dugger moves over to the
right side of the line on defense,
thereby distributing Ohio's strength
more equitably.
In the forward wall, the Buck-
eyes average 198 pounds as compared
to 192 for Michigan. Outstanding in
the Ohio line are Capt. Gordon Ap-
pleby, center, Bill Willis and Russ
Thomas, tackles and Bill Hackett at
guard. The duel between Michigan's
Milan Lazetich and Ohio's Willis
should be one of the games high-
lights.
Ohio also has a slight weight su-
periority in the backfield, 184 to 182.
Taking both the line and backfield
(continued on Page 3)
Premier of Poles
Leaves Cabinet Post
LONDON, NOV. 24-(P)-Resigna-
tion of Premier Stanislaw Mikolajczyk
of the Polish government-in-exile
was reported tonight in London Pol-
ish circles. There was no immediate
official confirmation.
The report said Mikolajczyk would
be succeeded by Jan Kwapinski, a
Socialist who has been minister of
industry, commerce and shipping.
CAMPUS EVENTS

One Strasbourg Bridgehead
Remains After Allied Attacks
Unconfirmed Reports State Patrols
Strike Into Germany Across Rhine

By The Associated Press
SHAEF, Paris, Nov. 24.-French
armor and American infantry drove
the Germans tonight from all save
one small bridgehead in France's
great city of Strasbourg and uncon-
firmed reports said patrols had
struck on into in the first crossing
of the Rhine since Napoleon's day.
As the German-s:eaking Stras-
bourgers greeted the conquering Al-
lies with mixed emotions, the lines
before the Cologne plain far to the
Reds Capture
Estonian Isle
Germans Retreat All
Along Eastern Front
By The Associated Press
LONDON, NOV. 24-Russian am-
phibious forces overwhelmed the last
German troops on the Estonian
island of Saare (Osel) at the mouth
of Riga Gulf today as Berlin an-
nounced Soviet gains in a five-day-
old grand-scale offensive in Latvia.
Berlin also acknowledged a Ger-
man retreat in eastern Slovakia west
of Ungvar.
In Hungary the Germans said the
Russians were trying to fight their
way inland after landing on Csepel
Island in the Danube River due south
of the heart of Budapest. Other So-
viet units still were attacking the
strategic junction of Hatvan, 25 miles
northeast of Budapest, and Miskolc,
Hungary's fifth largest city 85 miles
northeast of the Hungarian capital.
In Latvia, where Premier-Marshal
Stalin has said more than 30 Ger-
man divisions are pocketed, a late
Berlin broadcast by the German com-
mentator, Col. Alfred Von Olberg,
said, that 52 Russian divisions were
attacking against "incomparably les-
ser numbers of German troops."
Other Red Army infantry units
tore into German lines in the sector
of Soviet-held Auce, 70 miles east of
Liepaja, the broadcast said. North
of Mazeikiai, 22 miles southwest of
Auce, the Germans said their troops
withstood seven fierce Russian as-
saults in 24 hours.
Hillel Mortgage
Burning T o Be
Held Tomorrow
More than 500 guests are expected
to attend the mortgage-burning cere-
monies to begin at 5:30 p. m. tomor-
row at the B'nai Brith Hillel Founda-
tion, making the Michigan chapter
the first of 125 other Foundations to
have purchased their own house.
National director of the B'nai
Brith Hillel Foundations, author, lec-
turer and Chicago radio news anal-
yst, Dr. Abram Sachar, will deliver
the principal address. Osias Zwer-
ling, president of the organization
which raised the sum necessary to
retire the mortgage, Louis Shostak
and Isaac Wagner will also speak at
the ceremonies.
E. Blythe Stason, dean of the Law
School, will extend the University's
greetings to those assembled.
The mortgage-burning ceremony
will be followed by a dinner at 8:00
p. m. at the Allenel Hotel. Dr. James
K. Pollock, of the political science
department and Dr. Sachar will be
the principal speakers at the dinner.
Small Arms Ammunition
Output Will Be Doubled

north were swaying to blows and
counterblows as the Germans threw
in 10 to 12 divisions against three
Allied armies in the greatest battle
of the western front.
Rain-Swollen Rhine
A battlefront dispatch from Asso-
ciated Press Correspondent Thoburn
Wiant contained the first reports
that the Allies had succeeded in
stabbing across the rain-swollen
Rhine-historic barrier guarding the
Reich from invasion-beyond which
lies the Siegfried line and formidable
hills and mountains.
If so, the crossing probably was
accomplished only by reconnaissance
patrols.Wiant said the German foot-
hold in Strasbourg was compressed
to one small sector at the western
end of the main Rhine bridge, which
the enemy was defending fiercely.
(A dispatch from Sixth Army
Group Headquarters said a bitter'
battle was in progress in the dock
area and 2,000 prisones had been
taken.)
Fight to Weisweiler
Meanwhile, the U.S. First Army
fought into Weisweiler, 13 miles in-
side Germany and 26 miles west of
Cologne, amid indications the Ger-
mans were withdrawing under the
pressure.
Lt.-Gen. Courtney H. Hodges'
troops registered slight gains all
along its front, some of them directly
in the face of German counter-
attacks. The Germans also were fir-
ing an increasing number of robot
bombs at the First's supply lines and
they droned over at times as if in
formation.
In Hurtgen Forest, southeast of
Aachen, the enemy launched a
counterattack just as the doughboys
pushed off, but it was repulsed and
the Americans advanced nearly a
mile.
'Grid Shuffle,'
Union Dance, To
Be Held Today
"Saturday Grid Shuffle" 'is the
name of the free all-campus dance
which will be held from 2 p. m. to 5
p. m. today in the Rainbow Room of
the Union.
Students unable to attend the Ohio
State game are urged by Union
Council members to take advantage
of thisopportunity to follow the game
on the "Grid Graph" while dancing
to new Union records. The "Graph"
will go on at 3 p. m. when the game
starts.
Persons attending the dance may
come singly or in couples. "There
will be a shortage of men so all coeds
are asked to be on hand for the
dance." Paul John, chairman, said.
"The first "Grid Shuffle" of the
season drew a crowd of 1,200 and
we want the second one to be an
even bigger success." John added.
The Union Tap Room will be open
for those who want refreshments and
a public address system will broad-
cast the game.
The "Saturday Grid Shuffle" is
presented by members of the Union
Eecutive Council. Included among
the members are Tom Bliska, George
Darrow, Jim Plate, Bob Precious,
Glen White, Jim Martin, Dick Free-
man, Bib Linsay, Dick Mixer, Sandy
Perlis, Tom Donnelly and John.

DEAD YANK ON LEYTE-An American soldier looks over a wrecked
jeep. beside which lies the body of one of his comrades killed by Japa-
nese mortar fire during the fighting on the island of Leyte in the

Day Raid Leaves
Nip Capital Aflame
All But Two B-29's Return Following
Attack on Vital Musashina Factory
By The Associated Press
TWENTY-FIRST U. S. BOMBER COMMAND, SAIPAN, NOV. 23-
American Superfortresses skimming more than 400 miles an hour high
over Tokyo today (Japan time) smashed the huge Musashina Aircraft
Factory and left columns of smoke and fire over other industrial targets.
First reconnaissance photos taken hours after the raid showed "fires
still burning in central Tokyo after the attack," said a communique issued
at headquarters of the Army air forces, Pacific ocean areas.
The scores of Superforts in their surprise daylight visit deliberately
worked over the vital Japanese production targets with apparently slight
fighter opposition and meager and inaccurate antiaircraft fire.
"All but two of the participating~->
aircraft have now returned," the
communique said. It did not say Four Jap Ships
whether the planes were lost to ack
ack or operational difficulties. 1J-L~1 T
The B° 29s, their exact number un- De AJro 3. Dy
disclosed by American sources (Ja-
panese Imperial headquarters said Pacific TrooS
there were about 70), struck from s
Saipan, one of the Marianas Islands
which United States forces took from Nip Convoy Strove To
Japan only five months ago. .o e
First Since Doolittle Reiforce Leyte Forces
This first raid on Tokyo since Lt.
Gen. Jimmy Doolittle (then Lieuten- By The-Associated Press
ant Colonel) took his Liberators over GEN. MAC ARTHUR'S HEAD-
the city April 18, 1942, was staged by QUARTERS, Philippines, Nov. 25.-A
a "large new task force designated convoy of four Japanese ships striv-
as the 21st Bomber Command," the ing to reinforce the enemy garrison
communique said. on Leyte Island has been destroyed
"We took them by surprise again," by American arms, Gen. Douglas
said Brig. Gen. Emmett (Rosie)
O'Donnell, commander of the flight,
when he returned from the 3,000- WAR T A GLANCE
mile round trip. By The Associated Press
Mt. Fuji Sighted PACIFIC FRONT s-Tokyo ind-
O'Donnell said the flight battled a strial targets bombed and left in
stiff westerly wind, and spotted the flames tires still burning in some
famous Japanese shrine, Mt. Fuji, sections. Four-shi Jap convoy
while still 100 miles from their goal. dstoys. of -hLeytey
The atmosphere was very hazy over destroyed off Leyte.
the Japanese mainland, O'Donnell WESTERN FRONT-American
said, but there was a clear spot over and French patrols reported across
Tokyo and the raiders topped the Rhine. Strasbourg nearly cleared
city at more than 400 riiiles an hour. of Germans.
"Substantial bomb tonnages were RUSSIAN FRONT-Reds over-
dropped upon the Musashina Air- whelm last German troops on Es-'
plane Plant located in the north- tonian island. Push forward in
western section of the city, and on Hungary.
other selected targets in the indu-
strial area," the communique said.

Philippines.
All-Out Bond

Drive Urged To
Finance War
With increased concentration on
the Pacific War, costs of conducting
the full-scale, two-hemisphere strug-
gle will increase in almost every-
thing, the War Finance Division of
the U. S. Treasury announced yester-
day.
Urging all-out subscription to the
current Sixth War Loan Drive, the
Treasury Department revealed that
the same amount of freight costs 25
per cent more when shipped to the
South Pacific than to Europe. It
takes twice as many cargo ships to
support a Pacific task force because
turn-around time is twice as great.
Superforts Cost $600,000
Each B-26 Superfortress used in
yesterday's raid on Tokyo cost $600,-
000, the Treasury department said.
The University's share in the War
Loan Drive is $100,000, doubled from
the earlier quota. Under the spon-
sorship of the Junior Girls' Project
Bond Belles are soliciting bond pur-
chases in the University.
Total 'U' Sales $2,540
The grand total of Bond Belle sales
for the first five days of the Sixth
War Loan drive is $2,540.40, with
team 15 headed by Beverly Wittan
still leading the competition.
Miss Wittan's team has sold
$1,406.25 worth of war bonds to ad-
ministration members; while Vir-
ginia Mast's dental school team fol-
lows in second place with sales of
$375.50.
Team 10 captained by Carol Gior-
dano and team 12 headed by Marian
Johnson have both made four sales.
Security Tax Freeze
To Be Considered
WASHINGTON, NOV. 24-(P)--
Backers of "freezing" Social Secur-
ity taxes at present levels for an-
other year won agreement from the
House Ways and Means Committee
today to consider such legislation.
With the decision, storm signals
were hoisted again on Capitol Hill,
indicating the oft-embattled 78th
Congress will not quietly fold its
tent and go home-not without one
more big fight.

Allies Set Up
Post-War Ilans1
For Germany
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24.-British,
American and Russian representa-
tives in London have agreed on mili-
tary rule of Germany under a co-
ordinated policy directed by a Su-
preme Allied Council.
Actual administration, under the
agreement, would be in separate
occupation zones. Provision is now
made for American, British, and
Russian zones, with French partici-
pation probably to be arranged.
Acting Secretary of State Stet-
tinius announced today that the out-
line had been submitted to Washing-
ton, London and Moscow by the
European advisory commission.
Approval of the three govern-
ments is necessary, although each
approved the points of the plan as
they were evolved.
The program was laid out without
French participation, but France was
added to the EAC last week.
Long range decisions on the treat-
ment and future disposition of the
Reich remain to be made.
Leading Capital
Barber Quits
WASHINGTON, NOV. 24-()-
Bert Braden wrapped up his razors
and called it quits today after shav-
ing congressmen for 33 years.
The only barber "Uncle Joe" Can-
non would patronize took one last
look at his chair in the House bar-
ber shop, grunted a goodbye and
walked out.
He took with him his favorite pic-
ture, showing him applying a razor
to Speaker Cannon's stubby beard
in World War One days.
Braden, 77, decided he'd had
enough of work and this last year
of intermittent illness wasn't too
kind to him.
Bert knew intimately every chin
in Congress. He never called it shav-
ing . . . "Want your face scraped
this morning?"
He knew who wanted to be spoken
to and who didn't, no mean accom-
plishment.

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orden Sight
Mystery Lifted
Instruments in Enemy
Hands Called Useless
By The Associated Press
WRIGHT FIELD, 0., Nov. 24.-
The Army air forces, lifting partially
for the first time a blanket of secrecy
that has shrouded the famed Norden
bombsight, described it tonight as a
"mass of gears, prisms, cams, lenses
and mirrors" that solve bombing
equations instantly.
Captured but Unusable
Several of the sights have fallen
into enemy hands, the Air Technical
Service Command reported, but add-
ed it would take the enemy two years
to unravel the manufacturing and
assembling techniques and put the
sight into production. By then, ATSC
said, the air force will have perfected
so many improvements as to make
the captured units obsolete.
Knudsen Explains
Lt.-Gen. William S. Knudsen, Dir-
ector of the ATSC, said the sight was
composed of two elements-one con-
tains the sighting telescope, comput-
ing mechanism and vertical gyro-
scope; the other is a directional gyro.
The entire outfit will fit in an over-
night bag.
Knudsen, in relating how the
bombsight works, pointed out that a
bomb does not strike directly under
the releasing plane but lands a short
distance back, and the lag is known
as "trail." The distance from the
point of release to the target is the
"range" and it is the angle of range
that the bombsight must determine.
Canada Adopts New

MacArthur announced today. It was
estimated. that 4,500 Japanese sol-
diers were drowned in the American
triumph.
In addition, two transports were
destroyed, an escort vessel sunk and
one transport set afire and beached
off Masbate. The action occurred
yesterday.
Cross Leyte River
On land, the American 32nd Divi-
sion crossed the Leyte River, below
Limon. and drove to the southward
shore in the face of strong Japanese
resistance. The 32nd occupied Limon
and reached the river Wednesday,
smashing stubborn Nipponese last-
ditch opposition at the northern end
of Ormoc corridor.
The Japanese reinforcements,
bound for Leyte, were dropped by
Warhawks and Thunderbolt fighters
in low-level bombing and strafing
attacks.
Transports Destroyed
The transports destroyed were 11,-
000 and 2,000 tonners. A destroyer
was sunk with all hands aboard. The
beached transport was a 6,000-ton
vessel. It was left burning fiercely.,
A total of 15,000 Japanese now
have been killed or drowned in at-
tempts to reinforce the Leyte forces.
Forty-two Japanese planes were
shot down by American fighters and
anti-aircraft fire, as the Nipponese
pressed their air attacks against
American positions on Leyte.
U' Extension
Open to Vets
"Under the G.I. Bill of Rights,
returned veterans may take exten-
sion courses and we anticipate a
large number of students, especially
in Detroit," Dr. Charles A. Fisher,
director 'of the University Extension

Today
Today
Today
Today

"Michigan on the Mar-
ch," U. War record film
at the Rackham Amphi-
theatre.
Western Conference
Game. Michigan vs.
Ohio State. Broadcast
at 2 p.m.
Deadline for Men's Ju-
diciary Council Petitions
Deadline for Union Post

FROM FOXHOLES TO STUDY HALLS:
Veterans Make Bfetter 'U' ,Students

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"Returned veterans at the Univer-
sity are more mature emotionally
which eliminates one of the chief

director of the Veterans' Service Bu-
reau, said, corroborating Professor
Van Duren's statement.

and 15 in other services. The aver-
age age of the group is 23.7 years.
Only 89 of the returning veter-

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