THE MICHIGAN DAILY s
D AY, DEC. 17, 1944
Congress Rushes Legislation
In Hope of Christmas Recess
By The Associated Pressa
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16-Con-
gress, with half a dozen legislative
bears by the tail, was grimly resolved
today to let go of them by Christmas.
Most of the action focused in the
Senate, occupied all week with six
high State Department nominations.
Final action on their confirmation
still is to come.
The Foreign Relations Committee,
as instructed, held public hearings
on the nominations of Joseph C.
Grew as Undersecretary and of five
men tagged by the President for
posts as Assistant Secretaries of
State. No great amount of new in-
formation turned up, and the com-
mittee recommended confirmation of
The committee boggled a little at
Archibald MacLeish, selected as one
of the assistants. The final return
on that balloting was 11 for confir-
mation, 10 against. It is against
MacLeish and W. L. Clayton, former
surplus property administrator, that Dr. Alexander G. Ruthven, Presi-
most of the arguments may be pitch- d. AteanerGit len he
ed when the names come up for de- dent of the University, will open the
bate on the Senate floor. Michigan Conference on Higher Ed-
When that time will come is un- ucation to be held Wednesday and
certain. Senator A. B. (Happy) Thursday, Dec. 27 through Dec. 28,1
Chandler (D-Ky) demanded and got I at the Michigan Union.
precedence for consideration of two Dr. Ruthvyen will speak on "The
nominations to the surplus property Need for Institutions of Higher Ed-
disposal board which were higher on ucation to Examine Their Programs;
the confirmation calendar. The de- in Terms of Changing Economic. Po-,
Gbate ono Robert A. Hurleytions-f Con- litical, and Social Conditions."
necticut and Lt. Col. Edward Heller Representatives from colleges in
of San Francisco, an Army finance the state, administrators and officers
officer-promised to be lengthy. of state professional organizations of
Five New Okays
The Senate took time off from
those rows to okay new five-star
ranking for Generals Marshall, Ar-
nold, Eisenhower and MacArthur,
and Admirals Leahy, King and Nim-
Most lawmakers hope to wind up
the 78th Congress by tife middle of
teachers will attend the conference.
Dean J. B. Edmonson of the Uni-
versity School of Education, chair-
man of the program; and Prof. F. S.
Dunham -of the Latin Department,
will also speak at the meeting.
BUY WA R BONDS
Is War Victim
Former 'U' Student
Lost over Germany
Second Lt. Hollis W. Freeman, Jr.,
has been reported missing in action
over Germany since Nov. 21, by a
War Department message to his wife,
Mrs. Betty Lou Freeman, 815 E. Ann
Lt. Freeman is a graduate of Ann
Arbor High School, where he was
sports editor of the Optimist, and
had completed one year's study at
the University when he was called
to active duty in the air force.
He graduated as a navigator from
Ellington Field, Tex. last spring and
was awarded the rating of flight
officer. He had been overseas since
Aug. 13, serving at an AAF base in
England, where he was commissioned
a second lieutenant.
SUNDAY, DEC. 17, 1944
VOL. LV, No. 40
Publication in the Daily Official Bul-
letin is constructive notice to all mem-
bers of the University. Notices for the
Bulletin should be sent in typewritten
form to the Assistant to the President,
1021 Angell Tall, by 3:30 p. m. of the day
preceding publication (11:30 a. m. Sat-
To the Members of the Faculty,
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts: A special meeting of the
Faculty of the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts will be held on
Monday, Dec. 18, 1944 at 4:10 p.m. in
Rm. 1025 Angell Hall, to consider the
combined report of the Curriculum
Committee and the Committee on
Concentration and Group Require-
ments. This report has been dis-
tributed through the campus mail.
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German Soil Has Become Old Stuff
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By KENNETH L. DIXON
Associate d Press Correspondent
IN GERMANY. (Delayed)- War
makes many little things suddenly
loom large and reduces many expec-
ted big moments to dull nothingness.
For most G.I.'s-except perhaps for
the first few to arrive-the entrance
into Germany nowadays is hardly
It had been samething to look
forward to for the pasi three years.
Back in December, 1941, the very
thought of conquering Allied troops
crossing the German border was
fraught with dramatic import.
Then such gags as "Tokyo here wer
come" or "Berlin, I'm on my way"
were popular everywhere as fare-
wells resound d throughout mobil-
Even through Africa and Italy
everything seemed pointed toward aj
first day in Germany.
But there didn't seem to be much
difference this cold, bleak and rainy
day as truckload after truckload of
doughboys rolled across the Dutch-
German frontier. Riding along be-
hind them-also entering the Reich
for the first time-I found no trace
of that mystical transformation we
had been unconsciously expecting
since Pearl Harbor.
There was not even a sign saying
"Germany." The only mark of the
border was a half-buried pillbox
alongside the road. Engineers in
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LOST AND FOUND
LOST: Tan leather purse contain-
ing $24 between Angell and Lane
Hall. Call Frances Gurche, 2-4561.
Rm. 498. Reward.
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muddy clothes were digging it out I The trucks halted for a ten-minute
sufficiently to blow it up to prevent break. Behind a nearby Sherman, a
its use again. In it the Germans had bunch of tankers were cooking coffee
refused to surrender, so the dough- over a small fire. -
boys had welded its iron door shut The doughboys dropped clumsily
and tankdozers had scooped up great off the trucks, their muscles still
assesthe llied d dirt ad buried it. stiff with cold, and started toward
There was no apparent difference the fire. You ask them how it feels
in the countryside. The towns were to be i Germany at last.
blasted a bit more and a bit more That's the average entrance into
abandoned than had been those of Germany: "Let's get a cuppa coffee
war-ridden friendly countries, but . . . Where do we sleep tonight . . .
that was all. The rain was just as Damn this everlasting mud. . . Listen
cold, the sky just as bleak and -there's that blasted railroad gun
cheerless. The jolting blasts of our again. Germany? So what? The
own artillery had the same grim, same war, the same mud, the same
monotonous undertone. The in- misery.
coming shells had the same high, But it is a few miles farther-a few
nerve-scraping whine. miles closer to home. That helps.
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DRIVING to Chicago Friday, Dec. 22.
Telephone 9826 evenings.
ORDERS TAKEN for Christmas
chickens-Roasting or stewing.
Phone 8195 before Wednesday.
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