PA TWOlE MICHIGAN DAILY
Yanks Batter Siegfried Line Along 60-Mile Front
Iwo Jima in
Fleet and Air Force
Hit Island Fortress
By The Associated Press
U. S. PACIFIC FLEET HEAD-f
QUARTERS, Pearl Harbor, Dec. 8-
The Japanese island stronghold of
Iwo Jima was hammered yesterday
by American air and sea forces which
included Superfortress bombers, giv-
ing the Nipponese notice that the
giant, B-29s hae entered a new part-
nership of destruction.
First Coordinated Attack
It was the first time the Super-
forts had operated with navy sur-
face vessels and aircraft in a co-
ordinated attack on a Japanese base
in the Pacific.
Also hitting Iwo Jima, only 750
miles from Tokyo and about 700
north of the B-29 base at Saipan,
were Liberator bombers of the 7thI
Army Air Force.
Nimitz Reports Hits.
HUMOR UP FRONT:
Frenchy' Gets an Even Dozen;
Tophat and Tails Worn by GI
By KENNETH L. DIXON stuff, even when used by a beginner.
IN GERMANY, Dec. 3.-(Delayed)
(AP)-When 17-year-old Louis Trobe Probably sheer shocked aston-
ishment was the only reason no-
of "Somewhere in France" joined I body got shot. A company of
Company G of the 119th infantry doughboys was moving cautiously
regiment he said he wanted to fight through a town which was sup-
with the Yanks liberating his home- posed to be unoccupied. They were
land. The GI's promptly rechristened taking no chances. From house to
him "Frenchy." They also gave him house they slipped with their rifles
a submachinegun and taught him ready. Suddenly it appeared.
"Basic Army English." Out of a doorway it walked while
The only two printable words in they gaped open-mouthed. Its top-
Frenchy's swiftly acquired vocabu- hat glistened. Its well cut and
lary -were "Let's go." So when he smooth-fitting "tails" were faultless.
ran to a nearby haystack the other But there the opera-bound illusion
morning to wake Sgt. Leo Lord of ended.
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GETS WET GETTING DRY CLOTHES-A soldier of the U. S. Third
Army salvages some dry clothing from a house in Dieuze, France, as
flood waters menace the building. Soldiers on left are standing on
sandbags protecting a medical aid station from the rising water.
Chflocor,,e, MV~ass., .te ypecte, "Let's
go." Leo wasn't there, but a dozenf
Germans were and Frenchy re-
peated "Let's go," and perhaps
said a few other things, too, as he
raised his weapon's snout.
When he showed up with the 12
Germans, they seemed properly sub-
dued despite the fact that Frenchy
had lost the clip out of his gun and
anyone could see that it wasn't
This basic Army English is strong
Communiques by Adm. Chester W.
Nimitz and the 20th Army Air Force
Command at Washington agreed that
Iwo Jima was heavily hit by fleet
surface units and other Liberators
from Fleet Airwing One and an
escort of Lightning fighters.
It probably was from Iwo that thej
Japanese Wednesday sent 10 twin-
engined bombers to strike at the 21st
U. S. Bomber Command base at Sai-
pan. Nimitz said that six of the
enemy aircraft were brought down by
antiaircraft fire, but not before they
had destroyed one Superfortress on
the ground and damaged two others.
Because of heavy clouds, the bomb-
ing was done by instruments and re-
sults were not observed.
Gen. Iarmon Heads,
Strategic Aitr Force
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8-(P)-Lt.
Gen. Millard F. Harmon has been
named to command the strategic air
force, Pacific Ocean areas, the Navy
A communique from Admiral Ches-
ter Nimitz, Pacific Fleet Commander,
said Harmon was in command of the
"large force of aircraft" which struck
at the strategic Jap base on Iwo
Jim a in a raid announced earlier to-
T o Give Recital
Highlighting his program with the
melodious "Concerto in D minor" by
Handel, David Holland, organist, will
present the first in the annual series
of School of Music student recitals
at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow in Hill.Audi-
Other selections on his program
will include Bach's "Chorale-Prel-
udes" and "Prelude and Fugue in D
major," "Pavanne" by de Chambion-
nieres, "Au Soir de l'Ascension du
Seigneur" by Benoit, two Pastels
(from "The Lake of Constance") by
Karg-Elert and Purvis' Vexilla Regis
(from "Five Pieces on Gregorian
.^ti r v s ON. i"i
Social Siecurity 'fax Ilrozei1; Cohen To Talk
Congress Extends War Powes On Job Future
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8-Congress
sent to the White House today legis-
lation to "freeze" the Social Secur-
ity Tax at the present level for 1945.
Along with it went another meas-
ure continuing the administration's
broad war emergency authority
Senate Receives Nomination
From the White House, the Sen-
ate received nominations for two
additional Assistant Secretaries of
State-James C. Dunn and Brig. Gen.
Julius Holmes. The Senate Foreign
Relations Committee set them down'
for public hearings beginning next
Tuesday along with the nomination
of Joseph Grew to be Undersecre-
tary of State and nominations of
three others as Assistant Secretaries.
Because of Mr. Roosevelt's well-
known view that the one percent (on
employe and employer) Social Se-
curity Tax should be allowed to
double next year, as provided in
present law, many legislators expect-
SATURDAY, DEC. 9, 1944
VOL. LV, No. 33
All notices for The Daily Official Bul-
letin are to be sent to the Office of the
Assistant to the President, 1021 Angell
hall, in typewritten form by 3:30 p. m.
of the day preceding ' its publication,
except on Saturday when the notices
should be submitted by 11:30 a. m.
Faculty Tea: Pres. and Mrs. Ruth-
ven will be at home to members of
the faculty and other townspeople
Sunday, Dec. 10, from 4 to 6 o'clock.
Cars may park in the restricted zone
on South University between these
To All Members of the University
Senate: The first regular meeting of
the University Senate for the current
school year will be held on Monday,
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ed the "freeze" bill to come back First of Series To Be
to the capitol with a veto. 1 -
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It cleared the Senate by a 47 to
19 vote after winning overwhelming Albert Cohen, of the B'nai Brith
approval in the House. Leaders said Vocational Guidance Service, De-
Down underneath were combat
boots and the O.D. pants of Pvt.
Sereno Battiston of Detroit, Mich.,
who grinningly admitted that he had
never worn tophat and tails before
and couldn't resist the opportunity
when he discovered them in the
clothes closet of the abandoned Ger-
To Stay on Job
B1y The Associated Press
DETROIT, Dec. 8--Maj. Gen. Rus-
sel B. Reynolds, commanding gen-
eral of the Sixth Service Command,
called upon migrant war workers in
[ the Detroit area today to postpone
return to their homes at least until
a shortage of 21,000 men and women
needed to meet increased production
schedules is met.
Gen. Reynolds said the jobs "could
be filled right away if war workers
here who are laid off due to changes
in weapons would apply immediately
to United States Employment Ser-
vice offices for transfer to similar
jobs in other war plants."
Instead, he said, many are leav-
ing for theirformer homes. "Those
who leave,""he added, "are not meet-
ing their obligation to our fighting
is due here
Stop in for lunch
at the Liberty Cafe. Near cam-
pus and excellent meals.
Then come to Jennings and
eat delicious food, prepared like
mother makes it.
the House might, the Senate prob- troit, will give the first of three lec-
ably wouldn't, override a veto. tures on "Job Opportunities Today
Halifax, Stettinius Confer and After the War" at 8 p. m. tomor-
British Ambassador Halifax and' row at the Hillel Foupdation assem-
Secretary of State Stettinius had a bly room.
long conference about the public air- Basing his program on the latest
ing of disagreements between Brit- information available, Cohen will
ain and the Unite(I States over poli- discuss the employment outlook in
tical policies for liberated Europe- various professional fields.
a disagreement stemming from Brit- He lectured at Hillel last March
ish intervention in Italy and Greece. on 'Trends and Future Outlooks in
Employment Discrimination," and it
was then that he stated there would
Michigan Sentors ote be a great need for doctors and law-
Yes on Freezing Tax yers after the war.
"Michigan Men on the March,"
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8-(")-Mi- the technicolor motion picture deal-
chigan's two Republican senators, ing with the university, will follow
Homer Ferguson and Arthur Van- the lecture.
denberg, voted today in favor of leg- Avukah will sponsor a cost sup-
islation freezing the Social Security per at 5:30 p. m. preceding Cohen's
tax. The legislation was passed by talk, Reservations should be made
the Senate and sent to the White by 10:30 p.-m. today at the Founda-
House. tion (phone 3779).
BUY WAR BONDS SRA Luncheon is
__ Planned For Today
The Student Religious Association
SUNDAY DINNER weekly luncheon will be held at noon
today at Lane Hall.
All students are invited to the cost
luncheon,which will be followed by
group discussion. The cuirent up-
heaval, in Spain, post-war conscrip-
If I tion and the American Common-
wealth Federation are among the
topics that have been discussed in
12 to 3 previous weeks.
One block east Students who wish to attend Sat-
urday luncheons at Lane Hall are
of the Rackham Bldg. requested to telephone 4121, Ext.
2148, for a reservation.
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Sh ILL AUDITORIUM
DESI HAL BAN Soprano MARY VAN KIRK, Contralto
& HARDESTY JOHNSON, Tenor GEAN GREENWELL, Bass '
FRIEDA OP'T HOLT VOGAN, Organist HUGH NORTON, Narrator
$ SPECIAL MESSIAH ORCHESTRA CHORAL UNION
HARDIN VAN DEURSEN, Conductor
MARY VAN KIRK HARDIN VAN DEURSEN DESI HALBAN
t< at offices of
.....: NIVERSITY MUSICAL
Leo Ping Says
Get behind the War Loan Drive
and Buy Bonds.
It's the Sugar Bowl, The place
that every student has to try.
Cheer in Comfort
Before the basketball game
enjoy a special dinner at Wash-
tenaw Coney Island.
"THE BIG NOISE"
WAR BONDS ISSUED HERE RECEIVE FREE TICKETS
FOR BOND PREMIERE DECEMBER 13th
War Bonds Issued Here! Day or Night!
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