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MO P P I NG U P A F T E R ' C AR R I E R. F I R E -- Fire'fighters on a U. S. carrier of the Pacific fleet mop up after succes ully
combating flames from ; plane which erash-lauded on the flight deck and exploded.

WAS H I N C T ON 'S P E N T A C 0 N - The plane of the secretary of the navy flies over the
Pentagon buildin hi Washinztoni. D.. C.. in this recent aerial photograph.

HAND-TO-HAND BATTLE:
Yank Party of Two Smashes
Through German Stronghold

By The Associated Press
FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY-There
was this German strong point in a lit-
tle two-street village in the Appenines
at the entrance to the Bologne Road
net, and it was giving the doughboys
a tough time. So the Regimental
Commander told Lt. Linnsey Wheeler
to take a patrol out and find out
about it.
They crossed the Savena River, an
icy stream alongside highway 65 in
this area, and then inched their way
over a snowcovered trail well into the
enemy lines.
Sentry Challenged Them
When they got to within 50 yards
of the group of buildings that made
up the strongpoint they still hadn't
been spotted.
They had reached the corner of the
first house when a German sentry
challenged them. Wheeler answered
Lt. Wig Lle Wins
Medal of Honor
Widow of War Hero To
Receive Award Friday
DETROIT, Feb. 14-The widow of
Lt. Thomas W. Wigle, who was kill-
ed in action in Italy last September.
will be preseted the Congressional
Medal of Honor, the nation'shighest
award for heroism, here Friday.
The presentation will be made by
Maj. Gen. Russel B. Reynolds, com-
manding general of the Sixth Service
Command.
Lt. Wigle, the citation for the award'
says, volunteered to lead his platoon
in an attack on Nazis established be-
hind three parallel stone walls ter-
racing the jagged hill of Monte Fras
sino, a et stronghold of the Gothic
Line. Lt. Wile brought his unit
past the three walls, dashing ahead1
of his platoon to brave the fire of
the enemy at each one, only to find
the enemy barricaded in two stone
houses that. commanded the slope.
Charging the first house alone Lt.
Wifle drove the Nazis out and fol-
lowed them to the second house with-
out waiting for support. His unit
found him, fatally wounded, on the
cellar stairs. The position was taken
and 35 prisoners captured, the cita-
tion says.
Lt. Wigle was a violinist in civilian
life, and had played with the Detroit
Symphony Orchestra though he was
never a member of it. He was grad-
uate of Michigan State College and
had studied violin in Salzburg, Ger-
many. He was 35 years old at the
time of his death.
Psychiatrists
To Discuss Vet
Topics Tonight
The problems of the returning vet-
eran will be discussed by three doc-
tors from the Neuropsychiatric Insti-
tute at meetings scheduled for 8 p. m.
today at the Tappan, Slosson, and
Jones schools.
Dr. Waggoner will be heard at Tap-
pan school; Dr. Patterson at Slos-
son school; and Dr. Himler at Jones

with a burst from his tommygun and
killed him.
Then they had to work fast.
Wheeler and Wilson formed an
"assault force" of two and promptly
"stormed" the building. As they
passed by a window Wheeler heard a
machine gun being loaded inside. He
pushed his gun through the window,
cut loose for a moment, then quickly
raced around to the door and collided
with a Nazi as he came out.
Duel in the Doorway
The German, a giant of a man,
carried the machine gun cradled in his
arms like a machine pistol, firing as
he came through the door. For a
brief moment there was a duel right
there at the doorway. It cost the
enemy his life. At that moment, un-
noticedby Wheeler, another German
gunner appeared in the doorway.
Wilson hollered "duck" and began
firing. The German fell wounded and
was put away for keeps by Wheeler..
Another German soldier took up ai
oosition outside the house and al-
though he was firing at pointblank
range, Wheeler rushed him because
e realized the value of a live pris-
2ner for information purposes. He
gave him a going over, took his gun
away and had a prisoner.
The German strong point offers less
Trouble now.

DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
(Continued from Page 4)
nor, Op. 108, and Excerpts from "The
Fire Bird" by Strawinsky.
The recital will be open to the gen-
eral public without charge.
Exhibitions
College of Architecture and De-
sign: Two-man exhibition featuring
domestic architecture by Alden B.
Dow, Midland, Michigan, and school
buildings by Ernest J. Kump, San
Francisco. Rackham Mezzanine. Open
daily except Sunday through Feb.
17; 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p. m. The
public is cordially invited.
Exhibit: Museum of Art and Arch-
aeology, Newberry Hall. Glass, sculp-
ture and Textiles from Egypt.
Events Today
Tea at the International Center,
every Thursday, 4-5:30 p. m. Faculty,
foreign students, and their American
friends are cordially invited.
The Geometry Seminar will meet
at 4:15 in 3001 Angell Hall. Mr. Wil-
liams will continue his talk on Four-
Dimensional Geometry. Tea at 4.
Art of India: There will be a spe-

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0 X E N C L E A R I T A L IA N R OA D S -- Ginners of a British anti-tank regiment in Italy
use oxen and a home-made snowplow to clear a mountain highway.,

P R I N C E S S - Actress Adele
Jergens dresses for her role as a
fairy tale princess in a forth-
coming film.

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- vial review of Fine Art 191, tonight,
7 c'elock. Meet promptly at South
Ten Pu ished in{ Door of Alumni Memorial Hall.

Gamabling Case
Hartrick Imposes Still
Fines, Imprisonment
PONTIAC, .Mich., Feb. 14--A)- 3
Sentences ranging from $100 fines to
prison terms of one to four years were,
imposed Tuesday by circuit judge
George B. Hartrick on ten defend-
ants in a gambling case which at-
tracted wide attention because one
of the defendants had contributed
to the campaign fund of the Oakland
County prosecutor.-
The prosecutor, Donald C. Noggle,1
said the contribution, made while the
case was pending, was returned as
soon as he learned its source. Hez
handled the prosecution without as-1
sistance although three Oakland1
County judges had asked state inter- f
vention in the case.
Judge Hartrick denied motions byl
four of the defendants to withdraw
pleas of guilty to operate a policy
game.
Basil Burke and Connor Sheppard
were sentenced to one to four years
imprisonment. Wilbur Raybon was
fined $500 to $250 costs with the al-
ternative of one to four years in
prison. William Carter was placed
on probation for three years but must
spend 60 days of it in jail, and was
fined $250.
Manley Leach, a professionalt
bondsman, was similarly placed on
three years probation, 60 days to be
spent in jail, and fined $1,000 and7
costs of $250.
Five others were assessed $100 and"
$200 in fines.
Marshall Praises
VoMhL Ad - - 7 ra

The Regular Thursday Evening
Record Concert will be held at 7:45
p.m. in the Men's Lounge of the
Rackham Building. The program will
feature Dcn Juan by Strauss, Sym-
phony No. 4 in G major by Dvorak,
Piano Concerto No. 3 by Shostako-
vitch, and Petrcuska Ballet by Stra-
vinsky. All Graduate Students are
cordially invited to attend.
Coning Events
Angell Hall Observatory will be
open to visitors on Friday evening,
Feb. 16, from /8 to 10 p.m., if the sky
is clear, to observe the planet, Sat-
urn. Children must be accompanied
by adults.
Research Club: The February
meeting of the Research Club will be
held in the Amphitheatre of the
Rackham Building on Wednesday
evening, Feb. 21, at eight o'clock.
Professor Norman R. F. Maier will
present a paper on "An Analysis of
Abnormal Fixations" and Dr. Gale
a paper on "Adventures in Language
at the Court of Peking."
Michigan Whisky
Supply Shrinking)
LANSING, Feb. 14-{IP)-Michi-
gan's sources of whisky supply are
shrinking, the State Liquor Control
Commission said today.
John P. Aaron, Commission chair-
man, said he hoped this is a tempo-
rary condition and added that there
is no indication of immediate neces-
sity to reduce liquor rationing quotas.
The state's two largest supply sour-
ces have served notice that they are
reducing their allowances to Michi-
gan by 20 per cent, and smaller sour-
ces also are reducing their allotments
to the state. Aaron said.

A D V A N C E I N B E L G I U M Equipped with snow
camouflage outfits, First Division soldiers advance in two lines on
a narrow road near Faymonville, Belgium. Infantrymen walk on
sides to keep center clear for vehicles.

M 0 V 1 N C U P--Pvt. G. A. Erasmus of Christiana, South Af-
rica, moves up. to relieve.front luine troops in Italy.

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