iTE N ft t GAl
SO N C B IRD - Margerita
Piazza (above), young soprano
from New Orleans, is appearing
in operatic roles in New York
City after singing with Cincin.
nati and Chicago companies.
A S T R 0 N 0 M Y L E C T U R E-Eager listeners crowd around Sir Harold Spencer Jones, British
astronomer royal, at the conclusion of one of his special lectures for children,
B I C B L A D E S 0 N T E S T-Now used entirely for war production research, these big cells of
Curtiss-Wright propeller division at Caldwell,,N. J., will handle 30-foot propellers.
TWO YEARS DUTY:
Col. Ira Crump, Former U'
Professor, Returns to States
Returning to America after two
years duty in Italy, North Africa,
and France, Col. Ira A. Crump, for-
mer professor of military science and
tactics at the University, is visiting
his wife and daughter here.
Col. Crump is a graduate of West
Point. He was called to active duty
from his post here in 1940. He was
on duty at the headquarters of the
Sixth Corps Area, Providence, R. I.,
until 1943, when he left the states
for North Africa.
He remained in North Africa until
the oapaign in that area drew to a
close, when he was transferred to
Sicily. There he helped in the super-
vision and maneuvering of troops
throughout the campaign.
In Italy, his next base, he vas in
Meet Jan. 17
The Veterans Organization will
meet in the Basement Lecture Room,
Lane Hall, at 7 p. m. Wednesday, to
determine a permanent time of meet-
Marvin Schafer, heading the Co-
op Eating Committee, will present a
definite plan of action for the prob-
lem, and Michi-Bomber Scholarship
will be discussed.
All eligible veterans are urged to
attend, or to register a choice of a
meeting time at Lane Hall, Wally
charge of securing ammunition and
supplies for the Free French forces
in North Africa, and instructing
members of those forces in the opera-
tion of the weapons.
Col. Crump will remain in Ann Ar-
bor until the end of the month, when
he will return to Washington. His
son, Lt. Alan F. Crump, fighter pilot,
was killed in action over Erigland oi
Disciples Guild To
Hear Dr. Ruthven.
President Alexander G. Ruthven
will address members of the Congre-
gational-Disciples Guild at 5 p.m.
today at the Disciples (Memorial
Christian) Church at the corner of
Tappan and Hill.
Dr. Ruthven's topic will be "Reli-
gious Livng." A social hour and
supper will be held before the meet-
ing with an opportunity for. informal
'All Trucks Fall Out'
FORT, SILL, Okla., Jan. 13-(P)-
The officer of the guard heard the
apparent sound of drilling coming
from the midnight darkness of one
of the field artillery -replacement
training center motor pools. Walk-
ing quietly down a line of trucks,
he recognized the "drillmaster" as
the guard on the lonely post.
"Big trucks, attention," the guard
commanded. "Little trucks, atten-
tion. All trucks, fall out."
Nelson Plan for
To Be Shelved
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13-()-The
last important part of Donald M.
Nelson's much-discussed plan for
slow reconversion of industry is
headed for the shelf-where the Ar-
my and Navy wanted it all along.
The War Production Board that
Nelson once headed started moving
through its channels an order re-
tracting the step of six months ago,
intended at that time to help indu-
stry get ready for peactime pursuits.
Nelson, now a special adviser to
the White House, had an idea then
that Germany would fall soon. The
Armed forces wanted a continued all-
out miiltary production. The argu-
ment waxed, Nelson left WPB, Ger-
many had a new spurt
This new order will have the effect
of barring producers from making or
delivering industrial machinery ex-
cept for war or war-supporting pur-
The official action is expected
early next week. It will make al-
most a dead letter of "priority regu-
lation 24"-industry's charted to buy
postwar machinery and equipment
while the war goes on.
Only two elements of Nelson's plan
will remain untouched, it now is in-
dicated. These are, first, the order
releasing some controls on the use
of aluminum and magnesium, whose
effect is minimized by the scarcity of
sheet aluminum and a number of
WPB limitation orders; and second,
the approval given industry to build
a limited number of experimental
models of postwar products.
LOOKIN COVER BIC PLANE-Young men in the
RAAF Air Training Corps look over the converted Liberator
bomber - the Commando - with which air freight service was
inaugurated between London and Sydney, N.S.W.ri
BURMA BATHROOM . - Members of a Chinese tank.
'orps trained by American instructors wash in a stream in north-
ern Burma as a supply truck rolls across the bridge above them.
* THE MICHIGAN DAILY SERVICE EDITION *
ANN iLRBOR, MICH.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 1945
COACH BENNIE Oost-
erbaan's cagers suffered
their secondBig 'renploss
against as many wins last
night as a rejuvenated Il-
linois squad did a complete
about-face after last week-
end's 43-38 loss to the
Wolverines and handed
Michigan a resounding 55-
37 defeat. Paced by All-
Conference guard Walton
"Junior" Kirk, the Illini
were a different ball club
from the one which took it
on the chin last week, dis-
playing a superior brand
of shooting and ball-
handling. Michigan was
in the game only during
the first ten minutes, pull-
ing into a short-lived 16-
15 lead midway in the first
half. From that point on
Coaci Doug Mills veteran
five assumed command
and gradually widened its
margin as Michigan failed
to threaten at any point.
Illinois enjoyed a 30-22
margin at the half, thanks
to the eagle eyes of Kirk
and forward Howard Jud-
son, who got 12 of his 14-
point total during the first
half. Michigan did not
score in the second half
in the league, according to
statistics compiled through
last Saturday's game.
CAPTAIN HOLLIS M.
returned from the China-
Burma theatre, from where
he successfully completed
51 missions and survived a
three-day ordeal when his
P-40 was shot down in-
side Jap lines, is now troop
commander at the Fourth
Air Force's Paine Field
SPERO P. YIANILOS, a
navigator on an Eighth Air
Force B-17 Flying Fortress
and a student at the Uni-
versity prior to entering:
the armed forces in Janu-
ary, 1943, has been pro-
moted from the rank of
second lieutenant to first
lieutenant. He holds the
Air Medal with two Oak
LT. PAUL C. MARINCE,
who left the University to
join the AAF in March,
1943, is the pilot of an
Eighth Air Force B-17
Flying Fortress in the
FARM E R E TfE -Doris Do-
ree of the Metropolitan Opera
Company holds one of the prize
geese on her New Jersey farm.
She enters prize fowls in poul. L I E G E P A N 0 R A M A--Here is a peace-time view of Liege, in eastern Belgium on the Meuse
try shows, river. Some of the war's bitterest fighting took place near this city.
'PON' TO CHANGE-Movie Actress Poni Adams,
pictured piloting a boat,, is polling U. S. soldiers for
suggestions for another name because an astrologist
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