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Bill Is Approved

Sgt. Water Rea Is Early
World War I Veteran Compares Present
Day Bombing with Techniques of 1918

Shop" Clause
Is Defeated
Local Draft Boards
Given Added Power

State House,
Senate To Vote
On 'Slow Time'


Stamp Tax
by Higgins

By The Associated PressI
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.- Minusi
an "anti-closed shop" clause, a lim-i
ited National Service Bill for ment
between 18 and 45 won final approval
of the House Military Committeec
As a substitute for the closed shop
ban which it had written into thec
measure tentatively Monday by a
14 to 10 count, the committee voted
to give registrants a "reasonableI
choice of employers for whom to
work" when directed to do so byE
their local draft boards.
Closed Shop Clausee
The original amendment wouldt
have permitteda man assigned to an
essential job to work in a closed shopc
without joining a union. It was de-t
leted by a margin of one or two votes.t
The bill itself was approved by a
20 to 5 count, and Chairman Mayf
(Dem., Ky.) said he would ask thei
rules committee tomorow to clear it
for House debate starting either Fri-
day or Monday. With several days of I
debate in sight, a final House deci-'
sion is not expected before late nextc
May said the closed shop amend-I
ment was rejected because the com-
mittee "wanted to eliminate contro-
versial things."
Draft Board Authority
The committee also gave to local
draft boards authority to determines
whether a man should remain in his1
present job or move into one more
essential, the determination of what
is essential to be made by the direc-
tor of war mobilization or some
agency he designates.
Local draft boards also were em-
powered to defer discharged service-
men from orders to take essential_
Co-Ops To Seek
New Members
The annual membersip campaign
of the , Inter-Cooperative Council(
starts next week, it was announced
yesterday by Schwartz, personnel
Co-ops offer reduced rates for room
and board and require a minimum of
work in exchange for those rates, shek
said. The ICC maintains four houses
for girls and two houses for men.a
There are several vacancies available!
for next semester, because of gradua-
There are more vacancies for men
next semester than theer are for
women, Miss Schwartz stated. Veter-
ans particularly are invited to join
the ICC.
New officers of the council are '
Frank Nakamura, president; Herman
Hudson, vice-president; Annette Ep-
stein, purchaser _
Between State & Mich. Theatres

By The Associated Press
LANSING, Jan. 24.-With a final
vote scheduled for tomorrow morning
in the Senate, the Legislature was
ready today for its first piece of con-
troversial legislation of the 1945 ses-
sion-a bill to place the entire state
on Central War (slow) Time.
The bill was reported out by the
Senate State Affairs Committee with-
out change today.
Affairs Committee Acts
The committee action followed re-
lease of an Attorney-General's opin-
ion asserting that no city could adopt
a different time schedule than the,
remainder of the state unless its
charter or the Legislature gave it
that right.
The opinion was sought by the
committee after the Detroit Common
Council declared it !would follow Eas-
tern War (fast) Time no matter
what the Legislature did.
Cigarette Tax Bill
A bill to levy a stamp tax on cigar-
ettes was sponsored by Senator
George N, Higgins, Ferndale Repub-
lican. Proposing to levy a tax of two
cents per package of popular sized
cigarettes, Higgins said it would pro-
duce $8,000,000 in revenue to be
returned to local communities.
Senator Elmer R. Porter, Blissfield
Republican, introduced a bill to levy
a specific tax on grain, declaring the
present plan of taxing grain stocks{
as personal property was unreason-
able and drove grain out of the state.
He proposed a tax of two mills pera
100 pounds of grain.
Band Concert ,
Will Highlight'
Music Clinic
Highlighting the Seventh Annual
Instrumental Music Clinic, sponsored
by the School of Music and Michigan
School Band and Orchestra Associa-,
tion, the University Concert Band,
conducted by Prof. William D. Revel-
ii, will present its annual mid-winter
concert at 4:15 p. ;n. Sunday, Feb. 4,
in Hill Auditorium.
With Dr. Edwin F. Goldman, out-i
standing American bandmaster, Mor-
ton Gould and William Schumann,
contemporary composers, as guests
and between 250 and 300 high school
music directors from Michigan, Illi-
nois, Indiana and Ohio, this year's
Clinic will probably be one of the
largest such gatherings in the United
Its purpose this year, according to
Prof. Revelli, is to challenge Ameri-
can composers to write music for our
growing number of American bands.
This year, as in past meetings, Uni-
versity musicians will play many
numbers from which the school mu-
sic directors will select the ones which
all school bands and orchestras will
play in the annual spring competi-
The Clinic which had its inception
at the University during the winter
of 1938, was established to fill the
need for a reading clinic to hear Band
and Orchestra Festival literature.

QUARTERS, Italy, Jan. 21-(Delay-
ed)-AP)-Master Sergeant Frank H.
Walter of Greenville,.S. C, has watch-
ed the bombing business grow up
from bricks to blockbusters and he
thinks it's here to stay.
It's come quite a way down the road
since 1918 when the sergeant then 16,
added a year to his age, enlisted in
the Army, and wound up as an ob-
server in the awkward biplanes flown
by the 317th Aerial Squadron.
Today at 43, he's a technical in-
spector at a 15th Airforce Liberat-
or wing. He has to see that the big
four-engine jobs, which probably
could carry a couple of those old
crates on their backs, are fit for
combat and; as he crawls into the
inside of these new huge models,
thoughts of those other days come
back to him.
They used to throw bricks at Ger-
-man observation planes. They used

SOVIETS ON THE OFFENSIVE-Artillerymen of t he White Russian Second Army fire in support of
infantry advancing against the Germans north of the fistula River in Poland.

Hillel To Show
Film Sunday Reveal Namn
Starring Muni' U' Men in I

zes of 18 Former
high Service Posts

A motion picture program, featur-
ing "Man of Aran" and "Life of
Emile Zola," the latter starring Paul
Muni in the title role, will be pre-
sented free of charge to the public at
7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hillel Foun-
"Man of Aran," a British film pro-
duced in 1934, has been acclaimed
for its outstanding photography and
artistry. The cast is made up of the
people of the Aran Islands, located
off the coast of Ireland. The film
depicts the arduous life of the island
fishermen in their battle against the
forces of nature and their struggle
against the elements for subsistence.
The other film on the program,!
"Life of Emile Zola," was selected as
the best film of year (1937) by the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences, who also awarded an "Os
car" to Joseph Shildkraut for his
work in a supporting role in that
movie. The authors of the film's
scenario were also selected for doing
thebest original story of the year.
Floorshow Will

The names of 18 former University
men received by The Michigan Alum-
nus who have reached the rank of
Rear Admiral, Major General or
Brigadier General were released yes-
terday by T. Hawley Tapping, gen-
eral secretary of the Alumni Associa-
Those who are Rear Admirals are
Theodore E. Chandler, who received
his Master of Science and Engineer-
ing in 1922; Carl H. Cotter, '16E;
Richard H. Laning '08M; Luther
Sheldon, '09M, and Lyal A. Davidson,
who was chairman of the Department
of Naval Science and Tactics '40-'44.
Dies in Action
Chandler died heroically in action
aboard the lead ship in the advanced
days before the landings at Lingayen
Gulf. After a Jap plane had scored
a bomb hit on the flag bridge he
rushed to help with his clothing
ablaze. After the flames had been
extinguished on his clothes he helped
man a hose to put out the fire on
ship. When physically ejected from
the bridge he walked to the sick bay
where he died the next night.
The rank of Major General has

the rank of Brigadier General are
Donald W. Brann, '14-'15; Benjamin
F. Caffey, 'l1-'13. '16L; and William
M. Chapin, '10-'12.
Others Include
Others are Leon A. Fox, who was
assistant professor of Military Sci-
ence and Tactics '34-'38; Hans Kram-
er, '12-'13; William L. Richardson,
'19-'20, engineering; Frederick
Strong, Jr. '05-'06; Robert H. VanVol-
kenburg, '07-'09; and Theron D.
Weaver, '16E.
War Films To ie
Slwwn by Council
"United States at War" is the film
depicting the problems of strategy
and food supply to be presented by
the Post-War Council at 7:30 p. m.
tomorrow in the Rackham Amphi-
"Desert Victory" will trace the
movements of the Eighth Army in the
African battle front. It will cover
the battle from the point when Gen-

On Cam pus.
Hance To Speak-c -
Dr. Kenneth G. Hance of the
speech department will conduct the
second meeting of Assembly Speak-
ers' Bureau at 4:45 p. m. today in
the League.
The meeting is for all Independent
women on campus who are interested
in speaking at various coed league
houses to publicize special drives
sponsored by the University.
Danee Jamboree,...
The Latin American Society will
hold a novelty dance jamboree from
8 p. m. to midnight tomorrow in
the Rackham Assembly Hall.
Hope for Peace . ..
Internationally known for his ad-
vocation of non-violent direct action
to achieve economic, and international
justice, Rev. A. J. Muste of New
York City will speak on the subject
"What Is the Hope for a Permanent
Peace?" at 7:30 p. m. today at Lane

to duck "ack-ack" from .45 pistol
shots. Whed the "ack ack" missed,
the plane crews would wave derisively.
Today it would be quite a- trick to
wave at antiaircraft crews from 25,000
feet-even if you wanted to. But
machine guns were finally synchron-
ized with the propellers-and right
there, said the sergeant, "The gen-
tlemen's war of the skies began to
lose its charm."
"At first," he recalled, "we tried
to get. on top of the Jerry planes and
dry bricks on them. Or we might
try to force them to land in our ter-
ritory. If we did, we swooped down
and waved so-long. They did the
same to us.
"But late in that last year of
the war it all changed. Soon both
our planes and the krauts were car-
rying demolition bombs and drop-
ping them on dumps and railroad
yards I remember two days be-
fore the armistice we had a forma-
tion of 265 Handley Pages and flew
over the fortress city of Metz. Aer-
ial war wasn't one of bricks any-
Walter stayed in the Army until
1927, seeing the Pacific, particularly
Hawaii and the Philippines, and
reached the permanent grade of
sergeant. Until 1939 he was a street-
car motorman and superintendent in
San Francisco.
When this war got under way he
re-enlisted in the airforce but that
was after his marriage to Clarice
Vernelle Winn who lives with their
year-old daughter at 12 Whitner
Street, Greenville.
After the war he wants to settle
down to a garage business--for
automobiles-on his 140 acres three
miles out of San Jose, Calif., on the
Fresno Highway.
"Oh yes," he adds hurriedly "I
also want to get an additional 280
acres and run a private airport for
civilian aircraft. I expect I'll have
my own plane."
It is obvious Sergeant Walter ex-
pects aviation is here to stay.
All foot troubles quickly
t relieved.
Corner Main and Williams
Thurs. Evenings by Appointment
Ph. 2-2370



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been bestowed on Gladion M. Barnes
Hh ih tD10Eance 'E; Edwin D. Patrick, '15-'16;
igh c lexander D. Surles, '06-'07, engineer-
ing; and John Y. York, Jr. Juris Doc-




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Assembly, Union To
Feature Trio, Dancing
The mixer dance, to be given Sat-
urday from 2 to 5 p. m. in the Union
Ballroom by Assembly and the Union,
will feature a definite program in the
form of a floorshow.
Several musical and dancing num-
bers will be presented with Phil Sny-
der acting as master of ceremonies.
The floorshow will inelude boogie-
woogie piano antics by George Sinko,
ballroom dancing by Dick Longdick
and Peggy Clarke of Pontiac and
songs by a trio consisting of Betty
Pochert, Virginia Law and Rose Der-
derian. Also on the program will be
a tap dance number by Janet Allen
and "Collie" Ide will display her skill
as a baton twirler.
The Independent League women of
Assembly together with the Union
have invited all campus men to be
their guests for the afternoon dance.
The only women to whom the dance
is open are the six hundred coeds liv-
ing in campus league houses. Tick-
ets may be obtained by these women
from their house presidents or at the
League. The men will require no ad-
mission tickets.
Mixer type dances will be given
during the afternoon to enable the
dancers to rneet others. The Union
Tap Room will be opened for the
Morgan T o Address
Higyh School Aihietes
Robert 0. Morgan, assistant gen-
eral secretary of the Alumni Asso-
ciation, will speak before the Uni-
versity of Michigan Club at Lansing
at 6 p. m. Feb. 1.
It will be the annual football party $
of the club held for athletes of Lan-
sing High School and the surround-
ing area.
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