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Snow Flurries and Colder This
Afternoon. Increasing Winds


Yanks Liquidating aps s Manila BI


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Reds Cross
Oder South
Of Breslau
Penetrate 12 1/2Miles
Beyond West Bank
By The Associated Press
LONDON, Wednesday, Feb. 7 -
-The Red Army has stormed across
the Oder southeast of Breslau and
penetrated 122 miles beyond its west
bank on a 50-mile front, Moscow an-
nounced last night, while German
reports said the water barrier pro-
tecting Berlin and the heart of the
- Reich had been crossed by the Rus-
sians in two other sectors as well.
Berlin Broadcasts Soviet Gains
Broadcasts from Berlin, again re-
porting Soviet successes long before
their confirmation by Moscow, plac-
ed Red Army units west of the Oder
northeast of Berlin, perhaps less than
30 miles from the battered capital,
and northwest of Breslau in the area
of Steinau, a Silesian city which the
Germans said they had evacuated.
The announcement of the Silesian
crossing, made first in an order of
the day by Marshal Stalin and re-
peated in the nightly communique
broadcast from Moscow, broke the
silence that had blanketed opera-
tions of 'Marshal Ivan S. Konev's
First Ukraine Army for several days.
Zhukov's Army Deployed
4 But as the spotlight returned to
Konev's forces, Moscow fell silent
regarding Marshal Gregory K. Zhu-
kov's First White Russian Army de-
ployed along the river farther north.
The communique's only reference
to this army was a statement that it
had captured a Lt. Gen. Luebbe, com-
mander of the 433rd German Infan-
No Miracle Can
Save Berlin Now
Nazi Spokesman Says
Reds Can't Be Stopped
LONDON, Feb, 6-(P)--Germans
were told by their own propaganda
spokesmen tonight that the Russian
offensive could not be stopped at
present, while Moscow broadcasts
called on Berliners to revolt and spare
their city "because no miracle can
save Berlin any more."
Col. Ritter Von Schramm, DNB
commentator, said "more territory
will have to be yielded to fur-
ther penetrating Russian masses
and in general they still have the
initiative." But he added:
"German countermeasures are
beginning to be felt and the Rus-
sians have not achieved their main
strategical aim-the smashing of
the German armies which would
have resulted in quick, tragic de-
Other German commentators again
warned that "great new attacks are
being prepared in the west."

Last Tickets Go
On Sale for Paul
Bunyan Formal:
Dance To Celebrate
. .::{?:: ';.. c?'te :..::..:..
Woodsman's Birthday
Remaining tickets for the Paul
Bunyan Formal, tobe presented by 9 >* ~a >>::::
the Forestry Club from 8:30 p. m to
midnight Friday in the Union, will be
on sale from 2 p. m. to 3 p. m. today
and from 1 p. m. to 2 p. m. tomorrow
at the Union Travel Desk.
Highlighting the evening's enter-
tainment. which will be dedicated to f ;
celebrating the birthday of the fa-
mous guest of honor, will be dancing .:
to the music of Bill Layton and his '
band. Sue Falvay, Layton's new vo-.
calist, will be present to help make
the party a success.:". ., .:
To Lead Group Singing MANILA BEFORE THE WAR-This picture, taken from atop the
Group singing led by Paul' Reis, city post office, shows Manila in the summer of 1941. Fires, wantonly
Jack Stanford, Ted McKillop USMCR set. by the last Jap remnants, are spreading through this district.
and J. W. Johnson, USMCR will be It is reported that the bridge in the foreground has been destroyed by the
held during intermission. Decora- Japanese.
tions for the dance will be designed - - --nese-
to create the atmosphere of the Great0
North Woods. Pine trees, logging iT110
equipment and life-size statues of D UlCrO na e
Paul and his blue ox, Babe, will be
The list of patrons and patrones-I
ses, faculty members and guests com- 7 morrowct UnionDesk
piled by the Forestry Club was an-
nounced yesterday by Johnson, pub-
licity chairman for the dance. Presi- Sales Begian a[ 12:30; Fraternity Men
dent and Mrs. A. G. Ruthven, Vices "s
President and Mrs. J. P. Adams, Vice May Buy Through House Presidents
President and Mrs. R. P. Briggs, and
Vice President and Mrs. M. L. Nie-.
huss head the list. Tickets for admission to the third
Patrons Listed annual V-Ball Mar. 9 will go on Later in the week tickets may also
Also included will be Secretary and sale. at 12:30 p. m. tomorrow at be purchased at the League.
Mrs. H. Y. Watkins, Regent and Mrs. the Travel Desk of the Michigan Beginning Monday, a ticket-selling
H. G. Kipke, Sen. and Mrs. G. P. Union, Paul John, chairman of the booth will be set up at the middle of
McCallum, Dean and Mrs. W. I. Ben- formal dance, announced yester- the diagonal between 9 a. m. and
Mceatt, Dean and Mrs. 1W. Bn- 1:30 p. m., Norma Johnson, sales
nett, Dean and Mrs. R. W. Bunting, day director, has revealed.
Dean J. A. Bursley, Dean and Mrs. Ticket sales will continue until 6
I. C. Crawford, Dean and Mrs. S. T. p. -m. tomorrow; Friday the ticket Fraternity men may obtain tick-
Dana, Dean and Mrs. J. B. Edmon- desk will be open from 3 to 5 p. m. ets through their house presidents,
son and Dean and Mrs. A. C. Fur- tickets being proportionally dis-
stenberg. tributed to each of the fraternities.
The list continues with Director Seniors Asked. liss Bowman and Don McKinnon,
and Mrs. L. A. Hopkins, Dean and president and secretary of the In-
Mrs. E. H. Kraus, Director and Mrs. terfraternity Council, will super-
H. B. Lewis, Dean Alice C. Lloyd, inal Tea vise the distribution to the Greeks.
Director and Mrs. E. V. Moore, Di- "The V-Ball committee strongly ur-
rector Rhoda F. Reddig, Dean and All graduating seniors are invited ges all those who plan to attend the
Mrs. E. B. Stason, Dean and Mrs. R. to attend the last student tea of the Mar. 9 dance to buy their tickets as
A. Stevenson, Dean and Mrs. H. F.,1dsofn.aneoobsy'thnaset
Vaughan, Dean and Mrs. C. S. Yoa- semester which will be held from 4 soon as they go on sale," John assert-
kum and Assistant Dean and Mrs. p. m. to 6 p. m. today in the home of ed. If a large number of students
W B. Rea. Capt. W. V. Michaux, President and Mrs. Alexander G et their tickets early, it is quite pos-
(Bea CUUapt. W V. M4)axP sible that we may have enough funds
(See PAUL BUNYAN, Page 4) Ruthven. to bring some additional professional
dhOther groups especially invited to talent to Ann Arbor for the V-Ball."
Students who made appoint- the tea are residents of Allen-Rum- At the present time, three nation-
ments for the Blood Bank are re- sey and Geddes Houses, members of ally-known small dance combinations
minded that blood donations are Delta Gamma and Kappa Alpha The- are under consideration, and prob-
to be given between 12:30 and ta sororities, and 100 Navy men from ably one of these will be engaged for
4:30 p. m. tomorrow and Friday. West Quadrangle, but any student on the dance if ticket sales are strong
campus may attend. during this week.
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ips Start Fires

Yanks Attack

Last Enemy
In Business Area Dam Guards

Report House to House Fighting in Sone
Sectors; Flames Leap Along Buildings
By The Associated Press
MANILA, Wednesday, Feb. 7-Liberated Manila's business district wasj
ablaze Monday from Japanese torches. Gen. Douglas MacArthur announc-
ed today, but three American columns still were liquidating the desperate
enemy in a tightening three-way trap.
House to house fighting was in progress in some sectors as the divi-
sions closed in for the final mop-up.
"The trapped and frustrated Japanese garrison has wantonly setE
fire to the downtown business district along the Escolta and is prac-
ticing general sabotage destruction which has no relation to the military
operations," MacArthur announced.
Flames soared from building to '*
building in the business section and
spread toward ancient Bilibid prison,
from which 800 prisoners of war and
500 civilian internees were freed by
American troops Sunday. ?.

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Water mains were empty and the
Manila fire department was help-
less. The enemy blew up water
pumping stations several days ago.
American forces who have sealed
off all roads leading into the Bataan
Peninsula are probing southward
along the coast, the communique re-
Softening up Manila Bay defenses,
army Liberators dumped a record
load of 180 tons on Corregidor fort-
ress, where Japanese are reportedrto
have fled from the Manila area.
Airdromes still in Japanese hands
also were pounded in widespread
air activity which reached again
Long Enough . ..
By The Associated Press
A military prisoner, Capt. Theo-
dore Winshio of Virginia, Minn.,
was cooking his handful of rice and
corn in the prison yard when he
looked up to see a tall soldier out-
s ide the gate.
"We've been waiting three years
or you," he said.
"That's long enough," replied the
soldier and he smashed the gate
across the China Sea to hit For-
In ground actions on northwest-j
ern Luzon, Yank forces repulsed
a Japanese night counterattack
northeast of Rosario, south of the
Philippine summer capital at Bag-
uio, inflicting heavy casualties.
San Jose, important highway town
on the enemy's last road lifeline of
the central Luzon plain, was captured
by the Americans.
troops To Hold'
Divine Services,


Gen. R t S egher nds
ter Manila.
Rep>orted Freed
H e aud Family Were
Santo TI a Internees
News that Prof. Roy D. Swinton,
his wife and daughter Barbara .are
well, but "very thin" after being re-
leased from the Santo Tomas in-
ternmnent camp at Manila was re-
ceived yesterday in a radio broad-
cast from Manila.

Hit Emplacements
West of Roer River'
iSee MAP, Page 4)
By The Associated Press
PARIS, Wednesday, Feb. 7-Amer-
ican troops fighting in or beyond the
Siegfried Line's main emplacements
along a broad front in Western Ger-
many extended their operations
northward yesterday with a two-di-
rection attack against the last enemy
positions west of the Roer guarding
the river's important dams.
German commentators predicted
last night that an imminent Allied of-
fensive on the Western Front would
come at a point not now active and
termed the operations in the Roer
Sector diversionary. They did not,
however, predict where the blow
would fall.)
The U. S. Third Army advanced
up to a mile and one-half on an
eight-mile front, while the Ameri-
can First Army pushed within a
half-mile of the Siegfried Line's
permanent fortifications.
On the Alsatian front French
First Army troops with American
aid continued cleaning out the
halved Colmar pocket of Germans
while the Americans placed the
fortress city of Neufbreisach under
The British, Canadian and U. S.
Seventh Army fronts remained com-
paratively quiet.
At the extreme northern end of the
active American front inside Ger-
many, the First Army's 78th Division
was squeezing the last Germans from
the west bank of the Roer.
Enemy artillery forced the 78th to
abandon an attempt to bridge the
Paulushof reservoir on the upper
The village of Scheuren, a half-
mile northwest of Schleiden, fell to
- the Ninth Division. Two and one-
half miles southwest of Schleiden
the Second Division ran, into stub-
born 'German tank and infantry
U. S. Third Army men took a strong
of Siegfried zone towns and pressed
within three miles northwest of Prum.
WSSF Carnival
Set Earty r

Play Production To Preseti
(Ski of Our Teeth' Tonight

Hal McIntyre and his orchestra
have already been signed to play
this first dance of the spring seme-
ster, which will be held from 9 p.m.
to 1 a.m. Mar. 9 in the Intramural
Sports Bldg. Late permission for
the dance has been granted to
women and servicemen stationed
1on campvus. Women will be allow-

MacArthur Issues
Orders to All Mleu

Today to Play Production of the
Feb. 10 Department ofhSpeech
will present Thornton
Wilder's comedy "The
Skin of Our Teeth" in
four performances at 8:30
p. m. Wednesday through
Saturday in Lydia Men-
delssohn Theater.
Today Rex King, lecturer, will
speak on 'Racial Amity'
at 8 p. m. in Lane Hall.
Today Meeting of Veteran's Or-
ganization 7 p. m. Lane
Today La Sociedad Hispanica
Prof. Arthur Aiton will
speak at 8 p. m., Rm. 316,
Today Last Ruthven Tea of sem-
ester 4 to 6 p. m.
Feb. 8 Capt. Peter Freuchen will
lecture on the "Epic of an
Explorer in the War at 8
p. m. in Rackham Lecture
Feb. 8 Dr. Norman Hartweg will
give a narrative descrip-
tion of movies of eruption
of Paricutin at 8 p. m. in
Rackham Amphitheatre.
Feb. 8 'The Good Neighbor Policy
in the Post-War World'
will h discissed hv Er-

"The Skin of Our Teeth," a com-
edy by Thornton Wilder will be oft-
fered in four productions by Play
Production of the Department of
Speech at 8:30 tonight and throughf
Saturday in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Leading roles in the play will be
taken by Robert Acton as Mr. Antro-

lin, Florence McCracken, Jeanne"ed until 2 a. m. and servicemen
Burns, Lois McIntyre, James Land, _t20 i
Jane Archer, Ruth Novik, Jay Chosed, - -
Orris Mills, Ruth Kowalsky and Syl- i T
via Reidman. Ji. Ire-.lit
In "The Skin of Our Teeth" Thorn-I
ton Wilder has brought all humanity Conferen ce at
within the confines of one small,
eastern community and has sent it Iow
With scant heed to dramatic conven-
tions he follows an Atlantic City LONDON, Feb. 6.-(J)-It was dis-
beauty contest by the Ice Age, min- closed definitely today that the Big
gles dinosaurs and midgets with the Three actually are in conference,
actors, allows the principals to go and the expectation was expressed
out of character to makecaustic com- in informed quarters in London that
ments on the show to the audience President Roosevelt, Prime Minister
across the footlights. Churchill and Premier Stalin might
George and Margaret Antrobus already have tackled the thorny
represent the heads of an average problem of halting future aggres-
American family who find themselves sion.
"at grips with destiny, sometimes Sir Walter Citrine, British trade
sweet, sometimes sour." Through a union leader, explaining why Prime
thousand reincarnations they suffer Minister Churchill was not present
the slow progress of the human race. to address tcday's opening of the
--- -._----Trades Union Congress, announe-

MANILA, Feb. 6-(/P)-Gen. Doug-
las MacArthur issued a general or-
der today requesting that divine ser,
vices be held throughout his sea,
land and air command today as his
liberating troops in Manila continued
their dangerous job of digging and
blasting Japanese out of the city.
I In requesting the divine services,
Gen. MacArthur told his troops; s
"You will shortly complete the lib-
eration of the Philippines.
"You have redeemed a country's
pledge to recapture its lost land.
"You have fulfilled the sacred mis-
sion for our hallowed dead.
"For all this we have to thank



On leave of absence from the Uni-+-l
versity Department of Engineering
Mechanics, Prof. Swinton has been i
in the Philippines since 1940 teach-
ing at the University of Manila. His The WSSF carnival, replete with
wife and daughter joined him in the pin ball bowling, dart games and
summer of 1941. He had taught there movies; will begin at 7:30 p. m. Fri-
previously for a few years after grad- day so that those who plan on going
uating from the University in 1910. to the Paul Bunyan Formal may at-
Stan Swinton, '40, Prof. Swinton's ? tend the carnival in Waterman Gym
son and former City Editor of The first, George Herman, Grad., chair-
Daily, is now serving with Stars and man of the WSSF committee, an-
Stripes in the European Theatre. nounced yesterday.
Telephones Busy
The Wesley Foundation telephones
are busy taking names of people wish-
(")i ing to take part in their Saturday
. WSSF work holiday. Because those
Con'ratulations calling in with work to be done are
also numerous, however, the Founda-
CHUNGKING, Feb. 6.-(IP)-Gen- tion makes no promises that all posi-
eralssi o Chang Kai- hek senthis tions will be filled. Those working in
eralissimo Chiang Kai-Shek sent his this project Saturday will contribute
congratulations to President Roose~ the money earned to the WSSF.
velt, General MacArthur and Presi- Watching babies, washing windows
dent Osmena today on the liberation and reading to invalids or children
of Manila. are among the types of work that
"The lustre of your recapture of will be done.
Manila gives unbounded cheer to the Plan Surprise
Chinese people." he said. Congregational-Disciples Guild has
planned a special surprise for the
carnival and has set its individual
quota for the WSSF drive at $540, of
which $275 has already been collect-
"aatzeSTen ed
All individuals and organizations
who wish to contribute to the WSSF
'ix M orologties may do so between 2 and 4 p. m.
through Friday of this week in the
Lane Hall office.
portrays the wife of a French soldier All those who would like to take
with her baby in her arms awaiting part in the carnival are requested to
her husband's return from battle. leave their suggestions of what they
Upon learning that he is dead she can do at the same time in the WSSF
awaits for the Tricolor to pass and office.

Ruth Draper [
Characters in S

Rex King To
Appear Here
Rex King, lecturer, will make his
second Ann Arbor appearance to lec-
ture on "Racial Amity," at 8 p.m.
today in Lane Hall.
King.is well known for his travels
and studies, and his deep interest in
human nroblems He has ist com-

ed that theiBritish, iAmerican and

. . . as Sabina


Russian leaders were meeting "at Ruth Draper. well known solo
this very moment." dramatist, presented six monologue I
Citrine did not hint as to the loca- sketches, involving ten personalities,
tion. The German radio said the yesterday in a program sponsored by1
meeting was being held either aboard I the Oratorical Association.1
a large ship in the Black Sea or at a Occupying the platform for a full
Black Sea port, while the French two and a half hours with only* one
telegraph agency said it was being intermission, Miss Draper gave her
held at Sochi, on the Black Sea's original interpretations with no oth-
eastern shore at the foot of the er costume aids. than a variety ofj
Caucasus Mountains, shawls and other headgear.1
tinrcfrst. nP.oflnC4tfnn x rn ct +ht o f

shouts "Vive la France!" The second
deals with the wife of the baby, now
grown to manhood, portrayed in the
first sketch. She is saying adieu to
him as he leaves the coast of Brit-
taVnv in nfishino' hnAt to inin+th

New Forestry
Couire' Planned

bus; Janine Robinson as Mrs. Antro-j
bus; Dorothy Murzek as Sabina; Nan-

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