YNO v. 8, 1944
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Yanks, Germans Battle for Vossenack
Fight Is On for
Road to Cologne,
Knock First Army Back
On Western Front
By The Associated Press
LONDON, NOV. 7-American and
German troops were locked tonight
in a swaying, bitter struggle for the
center of the German town of Vosse-
nack in Hurtgen Forest, with power-
ful Nazi reinforcements battling
fiercely to bar the road to Cologne
and the rich Rhine valley only 30
After five days of see-saw fighting,
Lt. Gen. Courtney Hodges' First Army
doughboys tonight held half of the
chile-and-a-half-long. town, and the
Germans were solidly entrenched in
the other half. Shock troops of both
sides actually were fighting from op-
posite wings of the church in the
heart of town.
Vossenack, 13 miles southeast of
Aachen, was captured by Hodges'
forces at the outset of their new
offensive last Friday, but repeated
counterattacks by German reserves
rushed down from the Arnhem sec-
tor in Holland knocked the Ameri-
A front dispatch tonight described
the fight for Vossenack as "savage
as was the struggle for Aachen-and
one of much greater scope." It said
that fighting of "unexcelled bitter-
ness" was raging continuously over
all the Hurtgen Forest region. l
Germans Can Still
Robot-Bomb U. S.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7.-()-The
War and : Navy Departments said
today that robot bomb attacks by
Germany on the United are "entirely
The .departments said the question
whether such attacks could be made
had been raised in view of continu-
ance of robot bomb use against Great
Britain after destruction of launch-
ing platforms in France and the
In a joint statement, the depart-
ments asserted they "consider such
attacks by Germany entirely pos-
Old Grads Will Be Feted Saturday
Nine dances, seven decorated hous-
es, four alumni dinners, four open
houses, three receptions, and two
buffet suppers have already been
scheduled by local fraternities for
actives and visiting alumni in cele-
bration of Michigan's first wartime
homecoming this week-end.
Eighteen sororities and indepen-
dent houses have reported plans for
open houses for allcomers after the
Illinois - Michigan game Saturday.
Most sororities and the Helen New-
berry, Martha Cook and Madison
To Open Today
The Surgical Dressings Unit will
open at 1 p.m. today in the Kalama-
zoo Room of the League for the first
time this semester.
Harriet Fishel, chairman of the
Unit, urged all women to take an
active part in filling the quotas for
the coming season. The Unit will be
open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. every
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Instruction in folding bandages is
furnished to all volunteers. Girls
are asked to wear cotton blouses and
no fingernail polish. Surgical head-
dresses are furnished by the Unit.
Petitions for the office of vice-
president of Pan-Hellenic Board will
be accepted until 5 p.m. today in the
Undergraduate Office of the League.
All seniors and second-semester
juniors are eligible for the position.
Interviewing will be held from 3 to
5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday in
the Kalamazoo Room of the League.
Former experience with this type
of work is not necessarily required,
but rather all interested coeds are
urged to petition, according to Peg
Laubengayer, '45, president of the
Board. All Pan-hel war activities as
well as special drives are handled by
Houses have planned social events
as well as displays and decorations.
Bliss Bowman, Phi Delta Theta,
president of the Interfraternity
Council, has announced that all so-
cial and professional fraternities on
campus have been contacted, and
nearly all of them, abbreviated
though they may be, are planning
some sort of festivity for the home-
Of the five fraternities still operat-
ing in houses on campus, the Sigma
Chi's are planning to hold a dance
and buffet supper Saturday in their
decorated house. The Alpha Tau
Omega's and the Theta Delta Chi's
plan decorations and an exhibit, with
a buffet dinner after the game, open
house, and a radio-record dance later
until midnight. The Sigma Phi Epsi-
lon house and the Phi Sigma Delta
houses will be decorated for alumni
dinners and radio-record dances.
Most of the fraternities not living
in their own houses are planning
alumni receptions and several intend
to celebrate the homecoming with
dinners Saturday night. Some have
asked for rooms in the Union for
homecoming headquarters, and oth-
ers are meeting in rooms of the
Zeta Beta Tau plans an after-the-
game record dance at the League,
and Lambda Chi Alpha will hold an
open house and dance in their State
Betsy Barbour, Tappan, Chicago
Lodge, Geddes, Lockwood, State
Street and Woodlawn houses are
planning displays, but have an-
nounced no plans for social events.
The Delta Delta Delta open house
from 9-12 p.m. Saturday will restrict
its clientele to the Army.
Colonial House, an auxiliary wo-
men's residence, will serve hot choco-
late to all Saturday afternoon, and
The professional schools of the
University announced the recent
award of five scholarships to students
in Business Administration and the
School of Dentistry.
Margaret M. Laubengayer of Ann
Arbor, received the Business Admin-
istration scholarship for the fall and
spring terms. This scholarship is
limited to outstanding senior stu-
dents in professional schools who are
residents of Michigan.
Four one term scholarships in-
stead of the regular two term ones
were awarded by the School of Den-
tistry to the following students: Wil-
liam E. Brown, Jr., Benton Harbor;
Myron Kaufman, Detroit, for the
fall term; Warren H. Jessop, Ann
Arbor; Maurice J. Kimelman, De-
troit, for the spring term.
Prof. Price To Give
"The Yellow and the Blue" and
"Hail to the Victors," favorite Michi-
gan songs, will highlight the recital
of Prof. Percival Price, University
carillonneur, at 7 p.m. tomorrow.
This is the second of Prof. Price's
informal recitals which he will con-
tinue until the Christmas season.
He will also play Frans Althuisen's
"Four Compositions for Carillon."
Althuisen was civic director of the
carillon of Arnhem, Holland, for
which this music was composed. The
carillon probably no longer exists.
Folk songs will comprise the latter
part of the program.
present an informal open dance in
Martha Cook dormitory plans an
informal radio dance for alumnae
and friends from 9-12. Gamma Phi
Beta, Chi Omega and Alpha Gamma
Delta will have buffet suppers for
the alumnae Saturday.
All residences-fraternities, sorori-
ties, and independent houses-are
encouraged to enter displays in the
judging contest Saturday morning.
Those fraternities that do not have
housing facilities have been especial-
ly invited to the infomal homecom-
ing dance at the Union Saturday
To Celebrate I
Homecoming and Sadie Hawkins
day will be the dual theme of the
non-date "mixer" dance to be held
from 9 p. m. to midnight this Sat-
urday at the Hillel Foundation, Hill
Entertainment supplied by master
of ceremonies, "Doc" Fielding, pia-
nist Ruth Wolkowsky, Edythe Levin
and Sonya Heller will be featured on
the program along with dancing to
the latest popular dance recordings,
Miss Heller, director of entertain-
ment, announced. Additional enter-
tainment is now being planned.
In line with the homecoming
weekend, the Foundation will be
decorated both on the outside and
inside, Zena Etkin, student di-
rector in charge of the dance an-
The Sadie Hawkins day theme of:
the "mixer" dance, to which all stu-
dents and servicemen are invited, is
taken from the nationwide campus
tradition based on the comic strip,
Hosts and hostesses at the dance
will be student council and other
members of the Foundation. Rabbi
and Mrs. Jehudah M. Cohen, Prof.
and Mrs. Saul Cohen and Command-
er of Co. A, Lt. Fisher and Mrs.
Fisher will, chaperon at the dance.
There will be no admission charged.
Michigan Press Club
To Be Center Guests
Members of the Michigan Press
Club will be the special guests of the
International Center at the first tea
of the semester at 4:30 p.m. tomor-
A new event on the Center's social
calendar, a tea dance, to be held
regularly from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on
Friday, will make its first appearance
Foreign students, their American
friends and students interested in
the Center are invited to the'Thurs-
day teas and Friday tea dances.
Special ceremonies at the Annual
Fall Reception of the International t
Center at 7:30 p. m. today in Rack-
ham Amphitheater will include the d
presentation to the Center of a (
plaque honoring Director Emeritus J.
Raleigh Nelson and the reception by z
President Alexander G. Ruthven of I
the Degree of "doctor honoris causa"
from the Catholic University of G'hie.
Augusto Munoz, a graduate of the
engineering school who has recdutiy
been appointed to the faculty of the
Catholic University of Chile, will
present the degree to Dr. Ruthven in
honor of his work for" international t
cooperation in education."
The plaque, designed by Carlton
Angell, University artist, conmmemo-
rating tine service of Nelson, who
prior to his retirement in 1943 was
for ten years counselor to foreign
students and director of theiter-
national Center. will be received by
Dr. E. M. Gale, the present director.
On the reception line will be Presi-
dent and Mrs. Ruthven, Dr. and Mrs.
Gale, Prof. and Mrs. Nelson, Dean
and Mrs. Joseph A. Bursley, Dean
Alice Lloyd, Prof. and Mrs. C. W.
Rufus, and Prof. and Mrs. A. S.
Will Be Played Today
The feature of the first Music
Hour to be sponsored by the Student
Religious Association at Lane Hall at
7:30 p. m. today will be excerpts
from Wagner's "Parsifal."
The program will also include the
Prelude, the Good Friday Spell and
the Duet from Act II which has re-
cently been added to Lane Hall's
record library. Scores and librettos
will be provided to follow the record
concert, while Robert Taylor, leader
of the Music Hour, will explain the
background and story of the opera
and discuss the structure of the mu-
This new program is one of a series
of Wednesday evening record con-
certs of the world's greatest religious
music, and is open to all studen:s,
servicemen, faculty members and
townspeople. Future selections wil
be Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and
Mahler's "Das Lied von der Errde"
(Song of the Earth).
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