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FreneRussian Paet Pledges
F'conomicMilitary Hel,
PARIS, Dec. 17-(P-)-The new French-Russian Alliance pledges mu-
ual ecenomic and military assistance for at least 20 years and cooperative
tops to bar Germany from any future aggression, it was disclosed tonight.
The text of the historic alliance, released by the Quai D'Orsay, declared
he two countries were resolved to collaborate in establishing a world
rganization for peace, and pledged a common, no-quarter struggle until
inal victory over Germany.
Article three commits Russia and-

American Task
Force Fig h tr ina
North Burma




France to "undertake to adopt all
necessary measures in common ac-
cord at the end of the present con-
flict with Germany to eliminate any.
new threat emanating from Germany
and to bar the way to any kind of
initiative rendering possible a new
German attempt at aggression.,
If such measures, or any Ger-
man aggression, involves either na-
tion in hostilities with the Reich,
"the other party will immediately
bring it all the aid and assistance
in its power," the treaty asserted.
Under the pact signed in Moscow
Dec. 10, both nations agreed to lend
eaph other all possible economic aid
"to facilitate and speed up the re-
construction of their respective coun-

tries and contribute to the prosperity
of the world."
They agreed to fight on side by
side and with the other United Na-
tions until "final victory over Ger-
many," and not to enter separate ne-
gotiations with Germany or conclude
an armistice or peace treaty "either
with the Hitlerite government or with
any other government or authority
set up in Germany with the aim or
prolonging or nourishing the policy
of German aggression."
Gen. Charles DeGaulle and French
foreign minister Georges Bidault gave
the cabinet a lengthy explanation of
the alliance today, and decided to
submit the treaty to the consultative
assembly before ratification.
De Gaulle will submit the pact
to the assembly this week. Ratifi-
cation was declared certain.

Education Subsidy Is Needed
In Post- Warr Preparedness Plan
Approving some form of national preparedness which the United
States has not had in the past, Dr. Edward W. Blakeman, University
religious counselor, stressed the need for an educational government sub-
sidy for youths. An integral part of the education would be instruction
in military discipline, he said in a Daily interview yesterday.
"This subsidy should bring at least junior college within the reach of
those who are equal to it. Collegiate vocational training would then be
for all others not equal to collegiate work or not desiring it," he explained.
Schools Should AdministerV
Military training could be given in British army has shown greater ef-
the last year of high school and in fort in this, making discussions and
the first year of college but should be lectures on such topics an integral
administrated under the school sys- part of the British military training.
tem, he added. Dr. Blakeman warn- Hitler has also set up an intensive
ed that it is important that these educational program but Dr. Blake-
military instructors be made a part man calls it as different from what
of the teaching staff and not group- we should have as democracy is dif-
ed in separate units. ferent from Fascism. "Where our
"Above all, the democratic method education is at its best, we teach the
of administrating education, having value of the individual, the right of
the final decision left to the state, minorities, the nature of our free-
county and ward, must be preserv- doms and the values of a thinking and
ed." voting community of citizens.
Condemns G I Education Centralized State
Commenting on the education giv- "On the other hand, the fascist be-
en to the servicemen in this war, he lieves in an efficient control in which
said that that program completely the centralized state dominates in
misses the mark. "The boys coming behalf of the ideals of one party while
back from the war should know why the needs of the face-to-face groups
they fought and should return with and all genuine political freedom is
clear-cut' ideas of America and our denied," Dr. Blakeman stated.
present world. In summing up his statements, he
"Such questions as what is democ- said that "We are, of course, never
racy wha arethe ause of histoo certain at home that ours isa
racy, what are the causes of tis free democratic life. At our worst,
war today and what are the post-war .-.'
objectives of tomorrow have gone un- a combination of big business, a
answered as far as the soldier or single party and thousands without
sailor is concerned," he said. The employment or security would fall

Willey Conimmands
Jungle Veterans Now
Close to Mandalay
By The Associated Press
BHAMO, Northern Burma, Dec. 17.
-American infantry and artillery
troops known as the "Mars Task
Force" are now fighting in the north
Burma area and advance elements
of this unit are closer to Mandalay
than any other Allied forces in
Burma, it was disclosed today.
The U.S. force is under the com-
mand of Brig.-Gen. John P. Willey
of Hampton, Va. The first news that
American ground troops were fight-
ing alongside the British and Chines
was released after one American unit
commanded by Col. Ernest Easter -
brook of Carmel, Calif., made con-
tact with the Japanese at Tonkwa,
65 road miles south of Bhamo and
some 120 miles north of Mandalay.
Col. Easterbrook is Gen. Joseph W.
Stilwell's son-in-law.
The action at Tonkwa occurred
on the night of Dec. 9 when a small
party of Japanese attacked U.S.
and Chinese positions. The enemy
suffered 30 killed before retreating
The "Mars Task Force" is made up
of veteran jungle fighters from the!
old "Marauders" who saw action in
Burma last summer under Maj.-Gen.
Frank Merrill, plus infantry replace-
ments from America and volunteers
from U.S. forces stationed in the
India-Burma theatre.
Maj.-Gen. Daniel I. Sultan, suc-
cessor to Stilwell in Burma, visited
captured Bhamo yesterday and went
on a five-hour inspection tour of the
former Japanese "teakwood fortress"
where a suicide enemy garrison held
out for two weeks in this Irrawaddy
River town.
The tanks units reached Bhamo
after a gruelling 100-mile run down
the Ledo road through mountains
and rivers from a point near Myit-
kyina. Several times they were
forced to cross rivers where the
water was five feet deep.
In view of the great stores of
Japanese ammunition and food
found in the town, Gen. Sultan
expressed the belief that ther200
enemy soldiers who escaped from
Bhamo had planned to remain, but
that they were put under such pres-
sure they decided to go down fighting
in one final break out attempt.
- -
Thsomas Dewey
Is Strongest
FDR Opponent
(Copyright 1944 by The Assoc. Press)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.- Gov.
Thomas E. Dewey, in losing the pres-
idential election, won the consolation
prize of being high man on a popular!
vote percentage basis among Presi-
dent Roosevelt's four opponents.
The New York governor's share of
the November 7 vote, compiled by the
Associated Press, was 45.9 per cent.
The late Wendell Willkie, President
Roosevelt's 1940 challenger, received
a larger popular vote than Dewey,
but his percentage was lower-44.8.
Mr. Roosevelt's plurality was 3,-
592,769, the smallest by which he has
won his four elections. It was 4,-
938,711 in 1940, when 49,815,312 votes
were cast;:11,072,014 in 1936, out of a
total of 45,647,117 votes, and 7,060,-
016 in 1932 when the popular vote
was 39,816,522.



Y A N K SI 1 N L 1 B E R A T E D&P A R I S - With the Are de Triomphe behind them, American soldiers parade down Champs
Elysees on August 26 to celebrate liberation of the French capital. French civilians welcomed th'e Yanks with flowers, fruit and wine,.



C L A R K I N R 0 M E-Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark (left front),
commander of the Allied Fifth Army in Italy, rides down a street
in Rome on June. 5, day after Allies took the city. In background
is world famous St. Peter's Cathedral.

MAC ARTHUR'S RETURN-'-Gen. Douglas MacAr-
thur (left), with Lt. Gen. Richard Sutherland at his side, wades
ashore to Leyte in the Philippines late in October to make good4
his promise, "I shall return," when Japs drove out his forces early
in the war. Philippine invasion climaxed Pacific "island hopping."

Japan To Be
Discussed at
Vet Gathering
A discussion of Japan and its Back-
ground by Dr. Frank L. Huntley,,
instructor in the Civil Affairs Train-
ing School here, will highlight the
regular meeting of the Veterans Or-
ganization which will be held at 7
p.m. Wednesday in the Union.
Dr. Huntley, who has been here in
the CAT school since its beginning
more than a year ago, was born in
China of missionary parents and
lived there for seventeen years. He
later moved to Japan and remained
there for six years.
Veteran leaders pointed out that
the regular business portion of the
meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m.
and the report of the new social
committee will be presented for a
Henry Kaminski yesterday urged
any veteran in need of tutoring aid
to contact him at the meeting so that
he can make arrangements with
Mortarboard, senior women's honor-
ary, for the service. Mortarboard is
providing veteran's tutoring without
cost in any subject.

snort o. the type ofm eie our men are
fighting to guarantee to their chil-
"It will take more than military
training to gain our objectives. The
democratic way is a temper, a will
to fairness and an ability to live the
golden rule: Whatsoever you would
that others should do to you, do you
also unto them."

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Friday, January 5
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League, Union and International Center
$1.80 Tax included


C H I E F - Gen. Dwight D.
Eisenhower (above),-supreme
allied commander in the Euro.
pean theater of operations, di.
rected all United.Nations forces
in the invasion of Europe andt
led his troops in their march
-across France to the RhineV.

V - B 0 M B H O R R O R-Mutilated civilians lie on the street of a Belgian city, a few of the many
victims of German V-bombs, which continued to rain on England, France and Lowlands.




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