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Cloudy followed by showers.
Warm-fresh to strong winds.




Fighting Six Miles from


U' Groups j
TO Sponsor
New Show




Called 'Biggest and
Best In History'
Final plans have been completed
for Kampus Kapers-a new enter-
tainment and activities show for the
campus-which will be held at 8
p. m. Wednesday, November 15 in
Hill Auditorium.
The show will be entirely student
run and produced and the forces of
the Daily, Union, and League have
been combined to make it, in the
words of the committee, the "biggest
and best stdent show in history."
The main purpose behind the
show is to "reawaken an active
student interest in campus af-
fairs" and the program will in-
elude those campus favorites, Bil-
ly Layton .and his Band with Doec
Fielding acting as Master of Cere-
The program has been officially
approved by the Student Affairs
committee and has received the en-
dorsement of all campus leaders.
Besides the orchestra and Field-
ing, the Kapers will include com-
munity singing led by Prof. David
Mattern and the Varsity Men's Glee
Club, an all girl trio, novelty danc-
ing by Bev Wittan and By Mitchell
and other talented students.
The show is open to the entire
student body and no admission will
be charged.'
All campus activities will be rep-
rsentcd in the program and a
panoramic view of what has made
Michigan one of the leading col-
leges in the nation will pass in re-
Assistant Dean of Students W. B.
Rea enthusiastically endorsed the
show and urged all students to re-
serve that date for "one of the best
evenings of the year."
Further details of the show will be
announced during the next week and
everybody is reminded to keep No-
vember 15 as an open date for Kam-
pus Kapers.
Second Glee
Club Smoker
To Be Sunday
Yesterday's Men's Glee Club smok-
er, featuring a rousing sing of Mi-
chigan favorites, will be repeated for
all freshmen, upperclassmen, gradu-
ate students and servicemen on cam-
pus, 4:30 p. m., Sunday, in the Union.
Under the direction of Prof. David
Mattern, the Glee Club expects to
be in full swing soon, giving sere-
nades at dormitories, participating
in campus sings and radio broad-
casts. The club will present its first
concert of the year in the Kampus
Kapers show, Nov. 15, in Hill Audi-
In the past the Varsity Glee Club
has made numerous successful con-
cert tours in the East which have
been discontinued due to lack of ade-
quate travel facilities.
The Glee Club, dating back almost
60 years, counts among its one-time
members several opera stars and the
Republican candidate for the presi-
dency, Gov. Tom Dewey, remembered
at Michigan for his rich baritone.
Dewey, it has been recalled, spent
several years here as a music student
before turning to law as a profession.
Russian Amy
Nears Budapest
iP)-The Red Army thrust within
33 miles of Budapest yesterday in a
great drive rolling rapidly north-
westward across the Hungarian plain

between the Danube and Tisza Riv-
Armornd snearheads undoubtedly

WAR CHEST DRIVE-The deadline for the student division of the University War Chest Drive has been
extended to Monday to give sufficient time to. complete solieitations this weekend in an effort to fill the
University's $23,000 quota. Plans have been complet ed by student co-chairmen Tom Bliska and Peg Mor-
gan (shown above) to contact every student on' campus through men's and women's organized houses
this weekend. Two special War Chest booths will be set up in the Union and League from 2:30 to 5:30
p. m. today and tomorrow to accept contributions from those persons not contacted through organized
houses. Miss Morgan stressed that the drive on campus will be a short one and the utmost cooperation
from all students "is vitally necessary to fill the quota." .More than, $10,000 of the quota has already
been raised through the more than 2000 University personnel and military men stationed on campus
and the leaders of the campaign indicated "that most of the balance must be obtained from students."
Prof. Harold M. Dorr of the political science department is the over-all chairman of the University
drive and he has two sub-chairmen working with h im, Prof. Kenneth Hance, speech, and Prof. Joseph
Gault, engineering. Contributions can be turned in at the League from 3 to 5:30 p. m..islouday.
-Pb otn by John Horeth

Men 3=1
Service Enrollment
Falls Off Severely
Outnumbering this fall's male en-
rollment by almost 3-1, the women's
enrollment of 4,324 represents a 14.1
percent gain over last year's figure
and contributes in large part to the
overall student enrollment increase
of 9.4 percent over 1943.
Civilian enrollment figures, when
broken down, reveal that 1,779 men,
a decrease of less than one percent
of the 1943 total, registered this fall.
538 in the College of Lierature, Sci-
ence and the Arts, 430 in the engi-
neering college, 356 in graduate
schools. Women in these colleges
number 2,612 in L. S. and A., 45 in
the engineering college and 595 tak-
ing graduate courses.
While 22 fewer men iegistered in
the literary college than in 1943. com-
parative figures show an increase in
female enrollment of 258. Of the
fifteen colleges and programs of the
University only two, the engineering
college and the emergency training
program show a decrease in enroll-
ment, which dropped off 27.1 percent
in the former and 47.5 percent in the
Military enrollment in both bran-
ches of the service, the Navy and the
Army, dr'opped severely since last
fall. The present figures for the
Army are 1150 as compared with last
year's total of 2,300 and for the
Navy the statistics reveal A. drop
of 250 leaving the total ofasailors
and marines stationed here at 1,250.
The total enrollment figure for all
colleges, 6,103, is little more than half
of the University's all time high of
12,000 who registered for the school
year, 1939-'40. Including the men
stationed here in thearmed services
the total male registration on cam-
pus is about 150 shy of the total,
enrollment of women students.
Japan's Radios
Announce Yank
Raid on Tokyo
By The Associated Press
Japan's radios blurted out con-
fusedly that U.S. Superfortresse
raided Tokyo yesterday (Wednesday
Japanese time) and they hinted that
they threw some parts of the capital
into panic.
eSome factories "lost their calm-
ness" during the ordeal, one announ-
cer reported. This presumably was
due to fire or fear of fire in the
readily combustible metropolitan ar-
The reports, conflicting and un.
1 confirmed, were picked up by th
Federal Communications Commissior
y and reception was incomplete. The
- U.S. War Department said it had n
word of aerial operations over Tokyo
It If substantially true, this outburst
signified the first air raid on the
Japanese capital since April 18, 1942
s when Lt.-Gen. James H. Doolittle'
- carrier based B-25's gave the city it
d first load of U.S. bombs.
f All those interested in trying
r out for the position of music

h critic for The Daily are asked
Y to turn in a critical review of
e this Saturday's concert at Hill
n Auditorium to the editorial di-
N rector.

Guard Highway
Japs Defending Last Escape Route
From Leyte; Meet Heavy Fire
By The Associated Press
THURSDAY, NOV. 2-Dismounted first cavalry troops were locked today
in a seesaw battle with a large Japanese force at Carigara for control of
that town seven miles east of the only escape highway left open to the
retreating enemy on Leyte.
Maj. Gen. Verne Mudge's men, moving west along the Carigara Bay
Coast from Barugo, opened the vital engagement yesterday just east of
Carigara town.
- - .Moving Ahead


Helen Traubel To Open Choral
Union Concert Series Saturday
The appearance of Helen Traubel at the first Choral Union concert,
8:30 p. in., Saturday, in Hill Auditorium focuses the local musical spotlight
on the magnificent dramatic soprano from St. Louis, who has been pro-
claimed "The All-American First Lady of the Opera."I
Miss Traubel is now the principal star of the Metropolitan Wagnerian
wing, successor to the mantles of Lilli Lehmann, Nordica, Gadsi Leider, and

Miss Traubel's appearance in Ann
Arbor follows in the wake of a season
during which the Missouri soprano
made operatic history as the first
native-born and entirely native-
trained singer to appear at the Met-
ropolitan in the greatest of all opera-
tic roles, the tragic Isolde of "Tris-
tan and Isolde."
She has also had the distinction of
being the first native singer in 40
years to carry the principal singing
burden of the Metropolitan's annual
uncut Wagner "Ring" cycle presen-
tation, portraying the warrior god-
dess Brunhilde through the three
operas "Die Walkure", "Siegfried,"
and "Gotterdammerung."
Miss Traubel's triumphs were aug-
mented by notable presentations to
the all-American diva during recent
months. The turquoise and diamond
brooch worn by the Metropolitan's
only other American-born (though
European-groomed) Isolde, Lillian
Nordica, was presented to Miss Trau-
bel by the trustees of the Lillian Nor-
dica Memorial Association.
Members of Mu Phi Epsilon, na-
tional music honor fraternity, in ad-
dition to unanimously voting Miss
Traubel "the year's outstanding Am-
erican woman in music," presented
her with the "Wagnerian Oscar."
Miss Traubel's program will con-
sist of selections by Beethoven, Ma-
scagni, Schubert, Strauss, Wagner,
Engel, Fairchild and Ilgenfritz.
1ritz: Tells of


Nov.3-4 Daily poll for songs for
Guy Lombardo program
Nov. 4 Choral Union Concert
Helen Traubel, soloist
8:30 p.m. at Hill Audi-
Nov. 5 Glee Club Smoker 7:30
p.m. at the Union
Nov. 6 End of 'U' War Chest
Nov. 11 Homecoming Week-end
Michigan vs. Illinois 2
p.m. at the stadium
Nov. 15 Kampus Kapers 8 p.m.
Hill Auditorium
Nov. 18 Guy Lombardo's Tribute
to.the University over
the Blue Network
Ronsse Announces All
Of Belgium Liberated
NEW YORK, Nov. 1.-( P)- The
whole of Belgium has been complete-
ly liberated from the Germans and
the last Nazi strongpoints in the
country have been reduced, Belgian
Minister of the Interior Ronsse said
today in a statement broadcast by
the Brussels Radio and recorded here
by the FCC.

Allied Shipping
Enters Schelde
River Estuary
Triple Assault Forces
Hit Last Boche in Area
By The Associated Press
LONDON. Nov. 2, Thursday -
Allied shipping already has entered
the three-mile-wide Schelde River
estuary with supplies bound for the
great Belgian port of Antwerp, the
Berlin radio said early today.
This reported movement of ship-
ping toward the im'portant port
which is expected to supply future
Allied thrusts into Germany came
as triple assault forces stalked the
last Germans within gunshot of the
vital 50-mile long inland waterway
One Vessel Destroyed
"German E-boats attacked enemy
shipping in the Schelde Estuary,'
was the way the Berlin radio stated
the situation. "and destroyed one
vessel of 2,000 tons and a smal
Troops of the British Second Army
Maas River in South Central Hol-
ltnd to more than a mile and main-
tained relentless pressure agains
German rearguards.
Skillful Withdrawal
A spokesman for Lt.-Gen. Sir Mile
C. Dempsey, commander of the Brit
ish Second Army, tacitly admitte
that a skillful withdrawal from the
Breda pocket had saved the bulk o
some 40,000 German troops who fo:
several days were threatened witl
entrapment. He said only enema
rearguards were left south of the
Maas and that the main Germar
15th army now was fortifying a nev
Rotterdam-Arnhem defense line.

Guy Lombardo
To Pay Tribute
To UVon Nov.18
Student Poll To Select
5 Most Popular Songs
A special tribute to the University
will be carried over 173 stations of
the Blue Network Saturday, Novem-
ber 18, on the Guy Lombardo Show
and The Daily will conduct a special
campus vote this weekend in connec-
tion with the show.
Ballots to select the five most pop-
ular songs among the students will
be distributed with each Daily to-
morrow and Sunday. It is a regular
feature of the broadcast to play the
honored schools choices.
Special ballot boxes will be set up
in the Union, the League, at the cen-
ter of the diagonal, under the Engine
Arch, and in the Publications Build-
ing for students to deposit their votes
Monday and Tuesday.
In addition to playing the musical
choices of the campus, the program
will'inclui a description of te,;
work and general atmosphere of the
campus which is being prepared by
Larry Towe, News Service Head.
Campus activity leaders have unit-
ed in their support of the poll to
Determine the musical "hit parade"
c the campus and added that "this
is a good method to stimulate student
interest in the University com-
Students who do not receive bal-
lots with -their Saturday or Sunday
Daily can pick them up at the Publi-
,ations Building, at the Union or in
,he League.
Alleballots to be counted must be
turned in by 4 p. in. Tuesday.
De'wey Accuses
FDR of Selling
To High Bidder
BOSTON, NOV. 1-(U)-In a dua]
attack on President Roosevelt and
his "violent supporters," Gov. Thomas
E. Dewey declared tonight that his
democratic opponent, in an "over-
whelming desire to 'perpetuate him-
self in office for sixteen years, ha
put his party on the auction block-
for sale to the highest bidder."
And the highest bidder, Dewey saic
in a prepared broadcast, is not th
"notorious one thousand club," bu
the "Political Action Committee o:
s Sidney Hillman and the Communists
s of Earl Browder."
While asserting he had no quarre
with Communism in Russia, the Re.
publican presidential nominee flaye
both Hillman and Browder as lead
ing a fourth term move "so our forn
of government may more easily b
Dewey said, "Sidney Hillman ha
become the biggest political boss i
the United States,

Moving ahead after the skirmish,
the troops encountered a larger ene-
my force and engaged it in the town
itself whose fall would pave the way
for a drive on Pinamopan, north ter-
minus of the escape road to Ormoc.
While this fight continued, other
Japanese strove with counterattacks,
concentrated artillery and bridge de-
molitions to check another peril to
Carigara town posed from the south
by 24th Division troops of Maj. Gen.
Fred Irving.
Heavy Fire
Heavy mortar fire pinned down the
Yanks for hours. General Irving
countered with an intense bombard-
ment of the enemy positions. Still
the Japanese held on. Sherman tanks
tried to break through over broken
terrain but failed in the face of point
blank fire.
The Nipponese were dislodged only
after the American infantrymen had
outflanked the enemy positions.
Today's communique placed the
24th within six miles bf Carigara but
field dispatches put them much clos-
er, one saying they were only two
miles from joining up with the first
cavalry in the showdown fight.
Large Increase
Noted in ROTC
Enrollment Here
Enrollment in the University of
Michigan branch of the Reserve Of-
ficers Training Corps (ROTC) has
increased 200 percent over last seme-
ster and is still growing, Army head-

quarters announced today.
All male undergrads, especially
those awaiting call to military ser-
vice, those in the Enlisted Reserve
Corps or the Civil Air Patrol are
urged to register for the ROTC at
Army headquarters, 512 State street,
next to the Union, within the next
two weeks.
Marching Band
Members of the University March-
ing Band participating in the pro-
gram, will not be required to take
Participation in the ROTC train-
ing program, requiring no special
physical examination, does not make
a student a member or obligate him
to join the armed forces.
Credit Given
The program, for which the stu-
dent receives regular college credit,
involves four hours of instruction
each week, two hours in the class-
room and two of drill under Army
Instruction is given in military
science and tactics and includes
training in rifle marksmanship, map
reading, close and extended. order
drill, camouflage, first aid, scouting
and patrol and tactics. Students tal-
ing drill are excused from PEM on
the day of their drill period.
Damage Done
To U' Flagpole
By Pranksters


Roosevelt's Election Sure If Vote Is Over 48 Million

"If the total vote in the nation is
greater than 48 million, Franklin'
Roosevelt will be re-elected President
of the United States," Professor
James K. Pollock, of the political
science department and nationally
known election authority declared
yesterday in an interview.

Less than one-third of the men in
the armed forces will vote this year.
Pollock, who has kept accurate and
detailed records of state and national
election figures for years, bases the
above predictions of these records oni
hs nhs.. of a eeiosad

whom are likely to vote. Hence, Prof.
Pollock draws the obvious conclusion
that the women this year are going
to be the ones who cast the deciding
"Dewey needs to campaign care-
fully this next week," Pollock says.

mean much, Pollock points out, be-E
cause our normal increase in popu-
lation would account for more gain
than the registration figures show.
Four years ago, of 80,000,000 poten-
tial voters, 60,500,000 registered and
49.800.00l voted. This year. with

Unrestrained by knowledge of war
shortages in materials- and man-
power, Halloween pranksters once
again went on an annual rampage,
roping off the corners of South Uni-
versity and Church with rope taken
from the University flagpole, piling
benches and bicycle racks to obstruct
traffic on Thayer and emptying gar-

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