THE MICHIGAN DAI LY
WEDNESDAY, FED. 14, 1945
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By The Associated Press
MOSCOW, Feb. 13.- The Soviet
Union's official press described the
Crimea conference today in glowing
terms, and the impression in Moscow
was that President Roosevelt, Prime
Minister Churchill and Premier Sta-
lin all were highly pleased with its
Pravda, the official Communist
Party organ, set the keynote of Sov-
iet reaction to the Big Three con-
ference with the declaration that the
parley "has proved that the alliance
of the three big powers possesses not
only 4n historic yesterday and a vic-
torious today, but also a great to-
The government newspaper Izves-
tia hailed the conference as "the big-
gest political event of current times-
an event which will enter in history
as a new example of coordinated so-
lutions of complicated questions in
the interest of peace and democracy."
Russians will expect a considerable
increase in the blows against Ger-
many from the west, south and north
as a result of the parley. This is the
thing they have been clamoring for
since the start of their winter offen-
sive a month ago.
The Russian people remember that
Marshal Stalin came back from the
that there would be blows on Ger-
many from the east, west and south
--and there were. Of considerable
interest to the Russians is the fact1
that the Crimea announcement add--a
ed the north to the earlier threea
The conference again proved "the
stability of the Allies' military alli-
ance," Izvestia declared, and added:
"Hitlerite Germany is doomed. The
hour of its collapse has arrived. Its1
resistance is hopeless. Such was the
first and happiest conclusion of the
A deep and firm impression pre-
vails in Moscow that Roosevelt, Chur-
chill and Stalin left better friends
this time than ever before, and thatt
although much was left to the fu-
ture, they accomplished great things
at Yalta and are themselves highly
pleased with their work.
Some persons in the Allied camps
were described as "elated" over the1
results. Not the slightest sign of'
friction developed at any time duringt
the meetings, it was said, and the1
three men saw things through by
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Post-War Housing Outlook
Promises Booming Future
ward to "miracle homes" after the
planning has been delving into the
whole housing outlook but has turned
up few ideas.
Wartime research has developed Prospects Outlined
new plastics and other materials . . Other prospects on which all those
all-glass houses . . . beds that spring who have testified seem pretty well
from the wall at the- touch of a but-agreed include:
1. Plenty of mortgage money will
ton . . . rooms with movable walls. be available to finance home con-
Such things, are mechanical possi- struction.
bilities, and architects will want to 2. Interest rates will be about the
experiment with them. But the con- same as pre-war, but the trend may
census of housing experts in both be downward. They can't go down
government and private industry is much because then it would be more.
that most of the homes built in the advantageous for the investor to buy.
immediate post-war years at least will government bonds.
be pretty much along conventional 3. Prices of materials and labor
lines. probably will be higher than pre-war,
Construction Will Boom but through improved building tech-
They look for a tremendous up- niques the cost of a home probably
surge of construction once materials can be kept down to the pre-war level
and labor are freed to begin cutting for the same standard.
into the back-log of home plans Technical Research Urged
which has piled up during the war. Along that line, John B. Blandford
But radical changes, particularly in Jr., United States Housing Admini-
exterior design, will be the exception strator, is urging government-backed
rather than the rule. More careful technical research in cooperation with
planning of interiors, more efficient industry.
kitchens and greater use of electrical Federal Housing Administration
and gas equipment are expected- thinking, as disclosed by Blandford,
otherwise little change. is looking to continuation and expan-
A Senate subcommittee on postwar sion of both low-rent federal-subsidiz-
________________ ed public housing and the FHA plan
Sof financing private home building.
lam a Chi Elects Those plans appear certain to be
keystones in whatever postwar hous-
Morely President ing program evolves from the con-
New officers of Sigma Chi frater- However, Blandford has come up
nity have been installed and will take with some new ideas in connection
office next semester, it was announc- with these older, well known plans.
ed yesterday. One is a provision to establish the
Robert Morely, '45 B. Ad., is the right of a home buyer "to defer an
newly-elected president of the or- agreed upon number of principal pay-
ganization. Other officers include: ments in the event of unemployment,
vice-president, Edwin Ladd, '45E; sickness or similar reasons."
secretary, Robert Greider, '45E; and Guarantee Suggested
treasurer, Coe Best, '45E. Another is to guarantee big invest-
Dr. Conn Will
Speak on Salt
"Salt Requirements under Condi-
tions of Hard Work in a Tropical
Climate" will be the topic of Dr.
Jerome Conn, Department of Inter-
nal Medicine, lecturing at 8 p.m. to-
day in the Rackham Amphitheatre.
The address will be delivered under
the auspices of the Michigan chapter
of Sigma Xi, national honorary sci-
entific society. Dr. Conn, who has
been doing research work at the Uni-
versity under government contract,
will discuss the salt deficiencies which
must be added to the diets of troops
in the tropics. He has conducted
experiments concerning the problem
in an artificial tropical climate cre-
ated at University Hospital.
The lecture will be open to mem-
bers of Sigma Xi and invited guests.
ors, such as insurance companies, a
fixed return if they will invest in
large-scale housing projects.
"While some of these plans may
seem novel or even startling," Bland-
ford told the Senate group, "We
must remember that there was the
same reaction to the FHA plan when
it was first presented."
Looming as the most controversial
proposal is a federal-backed program
of rebuilding "blighted areas" of the
In general, this idea is to sweep
clean run-down sections of cities,
whether they be slum dwellings or
areas of dilapidated warehouses and
store buildings. If rebuilt as resi-
dential areas, they wouldi be by-pass-
ed by main traffic arteries, left as
quite island of homes, playgrounds
and garden spaces within the city.
Maj. Gen. Philip B. Fleming, Fed-
eral Works Administrator, says such
a "major operation" has got to be
performed or many cities will .go
bankrupt because their wealth is
moving to suburbs outside the city
By ROBERT EUNSON
(Substituting for Kenneth L. Dixon)
WITH THE 84TH DIVISION-(P)
-Eighteen Yanks started out and
only eight got there, but when they
had finished they had overrun a Ger-
man 75, knocked out four German
mortars and captured 150 prisoners.
Every man who finished the day
with Lt. Joseph R. Darrigo, noro-
ton Heights, Conn., has been rec-
ommended for the silver star.
Jumping off early in the morning
they headed for Trinal, Belgium, with
a medium tank and one tank de-
stroyer. Only ten minutes later they
ran against a German strongpoint
and went into action, flushing out
foxholes with machinegun and auto-
matic rifle fire.
At Trinal the doughboys' armored
vehicles were stopped by Jerry's Ba-
Undaunted, the infantrymen slog-
ged on through Trinal, fighting house
by house, until they broke through on
the other side of town with 120 pris-
oners, and a number of enemy dead
They had intended to stop for
rest, but a terrific barrage changed
that, and with support from an- tins Ferry, Ohio, was a little sur-
other platoon, they moved on to prised when he found a German
Beffe. soldier splitting blocks at a wood-
On the way Darrigo and his men pile in the back yard.
ran into a full section of four Ger- The startled Catena halted in his
man mortars. Assigning six men to tracks, but the German put down the
nullify the position, the rest holed axe and came forward with his hands
up and waited. The patrol worked on his head. Catena turned his pris-
its way to only a few feet from the oner over to military police, but he
mortars, then jumped up and opened still scratches his head whenever any-
fire. Taken by surprise, the whole one asks: "Why do you suppose that
German battery surrendered. The Kraut was working on the woodpile?"
next job was to overrun a German
75-millimeter gun and crew, which
Darrigo did with nine men.
Next morning they moved into
Beffe and the exhausted men had
just set up headquarters when some- D A ILY
one shouted "Krauts!"
Lt. Darrigo rushed out the door j
with a broom in his hand, calling
for tank support, and his men went (Continued from Page 4)
into action again, killing eight more
Germans before the rest fled. 8:30 a. m. Students will meet in the
auditorium of the University High
What would you do if the Germans School. The examination will con-
were counter-attacking and your ma- sume about four hours' time; prompt-
chine gun jammed? Here is what ness is therefore essential.
Pfc. Lareen E. Smith of Aradelphia,
Smith ducked down, took his ma- C
chinegun apart, made a few ad- Faculty Recital: Gilbert Ross, vio-
justments, changed from gall to linist, and Helen Titus, pianist, will
tracer ammunition, then calmly present a program of compositions by
took aim and squeezed the trig- Pugnani, Pergolesi, Mozart, Brahms,
gers. His gun started spitting red Jacobi, Strawinsky and Bartck, at
tracers into the attacking Germans. 8:30 Sunday evening, Feb. 18, in
The next morning Smith's buddies Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
counted 80 enemy dead in front of The public is cordially invited.
Pvt. John Brozer, Brooklyn, N. Y,, Exhibitions
was advancing with his outfit when
he almost stumbled over two Tiger College of Architecture and De-
tanks. Dropping his rifle, the kid sign: Two-man exhibition featuring
from Brooklyn snatched a bazooka domestic architecture by Alden B.
and fired once. He missed. Dow, Midland, Michigan, and school
Calling for more ammunition, Bro- buildings by Ernest J. Kump, San
zer started after the German tanks Francisco. Rackham Mezzanine. Open
on foot, but they got away. daily except Sunday through Feb.
His company command post was 17; 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p. m. The
in a little Belgian town, so natur- public is cordially invited.
ally Sgt. James J. Catena, Mar-
Institute of the Aeronautical Sci-
ences: Meeting to be held at 7:30 p.m.,
in Rm. 318 of the Michigan Union.
Professor L. C. Maugh of the Depart-
ment of Civil Engineering will illu-
strate with slides his talk on "Struc-
tural Features in Performance of Rig-
theater, this evening at 8:00. Any-
one interested is welcome to come as
Tea at the International Center,
every Thursday, 4-5:30 p. m. Faculty,
foreign students, and their American
Sigma Xi. At the February meet- friends are. cordially invited.
ing Dr. Jerome Conn will report on - -
some of his significant and highly The Geometry Seminar will meet
important studies on human metabol- Thursday, Feb. 15, at 4:15 in 3001
is'm. The title, "Salt Requirements Angell Hall. Mr. Williams will con-
under Conditions of Hard Work in a tinue his talk on Four-Dimensional
Tropical Climate." Rackham Amphi- Geometry. Tea at 4.
RADIO & RECORD SHOP
715 N. UNIVERSITY
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tional authorities while 71 per cent
of the ien voted for this.
Another difference was found in
the opinion of men and women as to
whether women should be included
in the training program. Twenty-two
per cent of the women polled favored
training for men and women while
only 11 per cent of the men were for
inclusion of both sexes in the pro-
gram. Thirty per cent of the men
voted for military training exclusively
as compared with 18 per cent of the
women voting that way.
A noticeable difference was found
in the opinions of men with armed
service experience and those without.
Of the servicemen (including veter-
ans) who were polled, 28 per cent op-
posed any program of compulsory
national service training while 42
per cent of those without service ex-
perience were opposed. The other
point of difference between these two
sections centered around the time
when the training period should
come. Twenty-one per cent of the ser-
vicemen favored compulsory service
at a 'fixed age, regardless of educa-
tional status as compared with 12 per,
cent of the non-service group.
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