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Wolverines Oppose T
illini in Feature Tilt


Line Play Vital
In Today's Contest
Associate Sports Editor
A crowd of 50,000 fans is expected
to be in the stands today at Michi-
gan stadium when two of the top
ground gaining teams in the Big
Ten, Michigan and Illinois, clash in

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Grad Gathering
First Since '41
Miniature Gridiron Display on South
Lawn of Union Io Be Theme of Exhibits
Homecoming displays, featured at Michigan's first alumni festival
since 1941, will be judged at 9 a. m. today.
Keynoting the exhibits and presenting the theme for the homecoming
is the complete miniature gridiron display on the south lawn of the Union.
Man Mountain Michigan, well over six feet tall and holding the Big Ten
championship overhead, stands in the center of the field.
Holds Illini

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ARROWS LOCATE AMERICAN attacks including gains made by the
American Third Army from the Berg area south to Migneville. To
the north the American First Army made slight gains west of Vosse-
nack. Shaded line is approximate battlefront. (AP Wirephoto Map).

a contest that has a tremendous
bearing on 'the outcome of the West-
ern Conference race.
Michigan, for the first time since
1933, has a chance to capture the
Big Ten championship outright. To
accomplish this feat the Wolverines
need to make a clean sweep against
their three remaining Conference
foes, Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio
State. The Illini game today is rat-
ed as a toss-up by most of the experts
while in the Buckeye-Michigan tilt,
Michigan will most likely be consier-
ed the underdog. Only against Wis-
consin will the Wolverines enjoy the
role of favorite.
Will Settle For Tie
On the other hand, Illinois par-
tisans would settle right now for a
share of the Big Ten crown. After
today's fracas against the Maize and
Blue, Coach Ray Eliott's team tackles
Ohio State at Cleveland next Satur-
day; A double win would insure the
Illini of at least a tie in this wild
scramble for championship honors.
The results of today's game, will un-
doubtedly be determined by the play
of the unsung heroes in both forward
walls. Since Illinois and Michigan
both possess a powerful running
game, the burden of proof lies with
the line that makes the best de-
fensive effort. Past records indicate
an Illinois superiority in backfield
strength, namely because of Buddy
Young, while Michigan's line main-
tains a slight edge over their adver-
saries from Illinois. However, the
edge in both departments is so mi-
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Yank 'Troops
.Advance Five
Miles on Ormoc
westernmost arm of American forces
converging on Ormoc advanced five
miles through the mountains today
while the embattled 24th division
continued pushing along the axis of
the Ormoc-Pinamopoan road against
heavy Japanese resistance.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur's daily
communique credited the five mile
advance to elements of the first ca-
valry division operating in mountains
west and south of this highway where
the principal battle is underway.
Japs Land Troops
The communique admitted that the
Japanese succeeded in landing rein-
forcements from four large cargo
ships at Ormoc last night. The trans-
ports were accompanied by 15 de-
American dive bombers and low
level bombers in mass flight attacked
the convoy, sinking three of the four
transports of approximately 5,000
tons each and seven of the destroy-
The enemy reinforcement effort
brought on a raging aerial battle over
Ormoc. Fighter cover for the Amer-
ican bombers raining explosives on
the Japanese ships, downed 16 ene-
my planes in dog fights and prob-
ably destroyed five others. Four
American bombers and five fighters
were lost.
Reinforcements Ashore
(Tat night' reinforcements ap-

. . . Michigan Fullback.
Kampiis Kapers
To Be Presented
Wednesday Eve
All Students Invited;
No Admission Charged
For the Six Big Acts
Final plans have been completed
for what has been called the "great-
est show the campus has ever seen"
-Kampus Kapers-to be held at
7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hill Audi-
The Kapers is a campus show for
all the campus and. no admission
will be charged for the show which
will feature all student talent in six
big acts.
Student Sponsored
Sponsored by the Union, The
Daily, and the League, the show is
designed to "create a new and vital-
ized community spirit on campus
and to present the place of extra-
curricular activities in campus life.".
That campus comic who seems to
have a gag for every occasion, Doc
Fielding, will be Master of Ceremon-
ies and will do some of his famous
"record" numbers.
Billy Layton and his campus band
featuring Judy Ward will furnish the
music for the evening and Layton
said that some special arrangements
have been prepared for the show.
Judy Chayes To Sing
As one of the singing stars of the
Co. D show "Rumor Has It" staged
here last spring, Judy Chayes found
mark as -one of the campus favorite
entertainers and accompanied by
Dick Thomas, musical director for
that show, will do some special songs
in the Kapers. I
Tom Bliska and Marg Hall, who
have been active in campus affairs
as President of the Union and head
of the Woman's War Council will
present the story of Michigan cam-
pus activities, "those things that
add so much to campus life."
Glee Club
The Varsity Men's Glee Club, a
group whose position in University
tradition has remained unchallengedj
throughout the years, will render
some "old favorite Michigan Songs."
Headed by Prof. David Mattern, the
boys will lead the audience in singing
campus favorites.
'Hillel To Hold
'Mixer' Today
A non-date "mixer' dance will be

In the other hand he holds an In-
significant Illini by the seat of the
pants, as the latter vainly tries to
make the Wolverine goal. Yard
markers and goal posts add a real-
istic complement to the display.
Michigan's welcoming cheer is di-
rected to the visiting alumni on the
banner on the north lawn, with the
painted slogan, "Hello Alumni, Hel-
lo Alumni, Michigan Says Hello!"
Winners in the display contest, to
be announced at the half this after-
noon, will be presented representative
trophies by Thomas Bliska, '45, head
of the Union Executive Council, dur-
ing the intermission at the Home-
coming dance in the Rainbow Room
this evening.
Women's houses entering the dis-
play judging include Alpha Chi
,Omega, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha
Gamma Delta, Alpha Phi, Chi Om-
Members of Gamma Phi Beta,
who won the Pan-Hellenic schol-
arship trophy last semester, found
yesterday that they weren't as
smart as they were cracked up to
be. After making their Homecom-
ing display in the basement, the
girls found that they couldn't take
it out to the lawn without remov-
ing doors and demolishing a few
ega, Sorosis, Kappa Delta, Kappa
Kappa Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta,
Delta Delta Delta, Gamma Phi Beta,
Alpha Xi Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi,
Pi Beta Phi, Zeta Tau Alpha, Sigma
Delta Tau, Alpha Delta Pi, Delta
Gamma, Alpha Zeta Delta, Martha
Cook, Betsy Barbour, Helen New-
berry, Mosher-Jordan, Couzens, Chi-
cago Lodge, Geddes, Lockwood Man-
or, Madison, State St., Woodlawn,
Tappan, Mrs. Zimmer's League
House, and Steven's Co-op.
Men's residences that have set up
exhibits include Lambda Chi Alpha,
Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Chi, Sigma
Phi Epsilon, Theta Delta Chi, Phi
Sigma Delta, and Fletcher Hall.
Open House
Several fraternities, with and with-
out houses, have reported plans for
homecoming celebrations this eve-
ning: AlphagTau Omega, buffet din-
ner after game, and record dance
until midnight;Beta Theta Pi, dance
after dinner; Chi Phi, dinner with
alumni after game, and a get-togeth-
er after dinner in a member's home;
Chi Psi, reception after game and
The list continues with: Lambda
Chi Alpha, open house after game,
and a record dance from 9 p. m.;
Marching Band
To Be Featured
At Pageant
Colorful formations which have
been planned to scale on a miniature
reproduction of the football field by
Prof. William D. Revelli will be exe-
cuted by the University Marching
Band inythe presentation of a histo-
rical Victory pageant at the half of
the homecoming game today.
The Marching Band, composed of
approximately 120 students and ser-
vicemen, will make various .forma-
tions after which such historical
.vents as the American Revolution,

5,000 Students
Jam Pe1) Rally
At Ferry Field
'11 this Spirit Continues
Wolverines Can't Lose,'
States Wally Weber
Throngs pushing from sidewalk to
sidewalk for half a mile jammed
State St. yelling for a Wolverine
victory in the pep rally which last
night touched off Michigan's first
homecoming celebration in three
Nearly 5,000 people crowded a-
round a bonfire from which flames
leaped almost 30 feet in the air at
South Ferry Field, giving every
Michigan cheer tley could think of,
spurred on by the music of Michi-
gan's Marching Band.
Torches held high by 'M' Club men
led the parade to the field, and later
lit the fire. Snake dances, waving
from curb to curb, were in'evidence
as the crowd flowed back to the
campus. Traffic was halted for sev-
eral minutes on the bridge south of
the field, and along State St.
The band, uniformed in maize and
blue, joined the thousand students,
losing none of their enthusiasm, who
gathered in front of the Union after-
wards to keep the rally going with
more yells and songs.
Chief football scout Wally Weber,
speaking at the field, told the crowd,
"If you keep up this spirit for the
60 minutes game time tomorrow af-
ternoon, the Wolverines can't pos-
sibly lose. We won't give Illinois an
Bob Bennett, dressed as a cheer-
leader of 1898 vintage, led a cheer of
"monstrous proportions." The crowd
was so large that even a specially
set-up public address system failed to
reach those on the outer edges.
Sweaters and skirts, formal attire
for the pep rally, were also the cor-
rect style for the dance at the Union
late in the evening.
Layton Will
Play at Union
Rounding out Homecoming week-
end, Bill Layton and his orchestra
will be on hand tonight from 9 to 12
in the Union Ballroom to entertain
Michigan students, servicemen and
alumni with the latest hit tunes.
Layton stated that the orchestra
will play any requests for old songs
from former students, and he added
that "When Night Falls," "Varsity,"
and other favorite Michigan songs
will be played.
Also to be presented tonight will
be a new arrangement of "Solitude"
which has been requested by a num-
ber of students at last week's dance.
Trophies for the best Homecoming
decorations, to be given to the win-
ning entries in the women's and
men's division, will be awarded at
this Homecoming dance. Displays
were judged this morning by an
especially appointed University com-


Cleveland Orchestra, Directed
By Szell, Plays Here Tomorrow

TheuClevelandOrchestra, under
the guest conductorship of George
Szell, will be heard at 7 p.m. tomor-
row in Hill Auditorium at the second
concert in the Choral Union Series.
George Szell came to this country
a few years ago as a conductor of
international fame. In a short time
America recognized the qualities on
V-2 Rockets
Rain on- London
In Night Raid
LONDON, NOV. 10-(Y)--The new
V-2 rockets fall like shooting stars
and although they are nothing com-
pared to the buzz bombs as a terror
weapon, they make a whale of a
bang that can be heard for 10 miles.
One man who lived through such
an explosion less than 50 yards away
said "I didn't hear any noise what-
ever before the explosion-then I
thought it was the "end of the
Another man, describing the same
incident, said a "terrific explosion"
was preceded by a noise like thun-
der. Others say the rockets looked
like great balls of fire, and a few
even claim to have been close enough
to call them "great black arrows."
The first one I saw at night in the
country reminded me of the moon
exploding. There was a brilliant
flash, followed by a jolting bang.
Many persons have reported hear-
ing double explosions, one at the
time of the flash in the sky and a
second, presumably when the busi-
ness end of the rocket landed.
Reassured by Prime Minister
Churchill's statement to the House
of Commons today that casualties
and damage have not been heavy,
Britons are going on about their
business without any sign of alarm.
Roosevelt Ahead
In State Votes
DETROIT, Nov. 10.-(A)- Vir-
tually complete unofficial returns
from Tuesday's election today showed
Michigan in the Democratic column
for President by a margin of 19,756

which his foreign reputation was
based. With, the orchestras of Bos-
ton, Chicago, New York, Philadel-
phia, Los Angeles, and Detroit he
demonstrated his ability as a con-'
Here Four Years
Szell has now been here for almost
four years. He took out his first
citizenship papers as soon as he
arrived and is now looking forward
to the day when he can call himself
an American citizen.
He made his debut as a conductor
at the age of eleven with the Vienna
Symphony Orchestra. At that age he
had already begun to compose and
some of his own works were included
in the program.
Twenty-Sixth Year
The Cleveland Orchestra is begin-
ning its second quarter-century.
Founded in 1918, during the first
World War, it rounded. out its twen-
ty-fifth year on Dec. 11, 1943, in a
year when the world was agair
rocked by war.
In the course of its growth in size
and popularity, the Orchestra ha:
traveled widely over the eastern half
of the United States, and has giver
many concerts in Canada and, in
Sunday night's concert will b(
broadcast over a nation-wide and
short-wave hookup. The concert wil'
begin promptly at 7 p.m. and every-
one is asked to be there on time
since no one will be admitted after
the concert starts.
Five Concerts per Week
During its twenty-eight week sea-
son it gives as many as 147 concerts
-an average of more than five con-
certs a week. One hundred and four
of the concerts are played in Cleve-
land, and the remaining concerts on
tour in cities throughout the country.

Two Nazi Attacks
Repulsed by Yanks
By The Associated Press
PARIS, NOV. 10-The Third Army's
winter offensive spread today to
nearly every section of a 75-mile
front and the fortress of Metz,
threatened with envelopment, echoed
to the din of battles five miles to the
north and nine miles to the south.
A front dispatch said the Sixth
Armored Division, the second tank
division to join at least six infantry
divisions in the drive, pushed for-
ward five miles and was now beyond
Duchy, 10 miles southeast of Metz.
Nazis Strike Back
The Germans struck back at two
places north of Metz during the
morning, the first counterattacks
since the big push began three days
ago, but by mid-afternoon the dough-
boys had forged on an average of two
to three miles, as much as seven
miles beyond jump-off positions.
The front was ablaze from north
to south with the exception of the
strongly-fortified German bulge
around fort-girdled Metz, an arc
with an average radius of seven miles
and now threatened with encircle-
ment by Lt. Gen. George S. Patton's
Censorship did not permit disclos-
ure, until late last night, that this
was a major offensive; an operation
which was speared by veterans of the
breakthrough in France. These vet-
erans today were barely 30 miles from
the Siegfried Line around Saarbruck-
Aerial Attacks
Saarbrucken's rail yards, feeding
the Lorraine front, were under aer
ial attack in an attempt- to seal off
the battlezone-as in France-and
the Germans seemed unable to bring
up enough reserves to stay 'the of-
The 90th division, repulsing a
counterattack led by but two tanks
at Koenigsmacher, 19 miles north of
Metz, deepened their bridgehead to
three miles across the Moselle River,
which would place them within 10
miles of the Saar frontier.
The second counterattack rolled up
in the long-quiet Maizieres-Les-Metz
sector, five miles north of Metz, but
the 95th Division broke up the as-
sault and drove on east toward the
Moselle for sizeable gains.
FDR Returns
To White House
To Start Work
Chief Executive Hints
At Big-Three Meeting
Soon; Sees Cabinet
President Roosevelt came back to
Washington and a routing welcome
today and went to work on tough in-
ternational problems at the desk
where he'll do business four moe
Amid the customary rumors that
some of its members may be out of
jobs, he called in his cabinet for its
first post-election meeting.
Sees Lehman
And he saw Herbert Lehman, who
runs the United Nations Relief and
Rehabilitation Program; John 0.
Winant, ambassador to London; and
Averell Harriman, his envoy to Mos-
The dates with diplomats at the
end of the day pointed up again the
prospects of a second Roosevelt-
Churchill-Stalin meeting to talk over
final plans for crushing Germany and

partial lvans fort keeping the world
at peace later on.
Return to Capital
Mr. Roosevelt had no news on such
a conference. That was what he told
reporters soon after he returned to
the capital and a tumultous recep-
tion by a quarter million Washing-
tonians standing in a rain

tra each

children's concerts and
are given by the Orches-
week during its season.

Today Homecoming week-end,
football game.
Today Judging of Homecoming
Week-end displays.
Today Mary Moore Martinson
talks at 12:15 p.m. at
Lane Hall on Common-
wealth Federation.
Today Hillel "Mixer" for ser-
vicemen and students.
Nov. 12 Choral Union Concert;
Cleveland Orchestra; 7

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