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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN& WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15, 1944

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Kampus Iapers Show

To Be Given

Today

U. S. Carrier Plane Raid
Costs Japan 14 Ships

Fall of M
Expected
Come S
By The Associate
LONDON, Nov. 14
troops, crashing in up
three directions, were c
from the famous fortr
south and southeast t
front dispatch declare
peared to be but a mat
not hours.
As the Americans c
for the kill, the British
150 miles to the not
WAR AT A G
By The Associate
WESTERN FRONT
miles from Metz. Fal
city seems matter of
RUSSIAN FRONT-
set stage for fall of I
PACIFIC FRONT-
threatened by Americ
men in bloody Orm
Nimitz announces hea
Jap ships and planes.
NORWAY - Norw
re-invade homeland
Isles.
strong drive in southea
and in the initial s
across two canals an
least two towns.
Ught Resistance
Lt.-Gen. George S. P
who opened their wi
just a week ago, met
light resistance as the
upon reputedly impreg
the nearest forces cam
south and southeast
advanced to points wit]
of the city on the wes
As the fighting arou
appeared to be rush
swift and totally una
max, the British tro
eastern Holland lashed
roaring barrage of 4
strong drive east of th
of Nederweert, 18 mile
Venlo and some 38 in
of Aachen.
Except for the size c
barrage which preced
off at 4 p.m., there wa
of the scope of theI
The Tommies quick
bridgeheads across tw
Nederweert, and dispa
German resistance w
The town of Meijel, w
employed some 50 tan
a few weeks ago, was
been evacuated by the
a village a mile and a
of Nederweert, was qu
Tbi onville Surrenuters
Paris radio reporte
garrison of Thionville,
fled steel center 16 n
Metz, had surrendere
weeks American troops
part of Thionvilleon
of the Moselle, with
to the eastern half of1
was no Allied confirm
city had been captur
- Kampus Kapers
George C
Post To I
Detroit Degr4
To Lead Cere
A championship deg
Detroit will conductt
stallation ceremonies,

of the newly-formed
gion Post 348 which
8:30 p. m. today at
Legion Home.
This post, officially
George Ham Cannon]
ed only this summer a
entirely of World WE
most of whom are 1

Manila Bay
etz
Area Hit by
00HHuge Force
A Press Two Destroyers,
. American
on Metz from Cruisers Damaed
only two miles
ess city on the By The Associated Press
onight and a U: S. PACIFIC FLEET HEAD-1
d its fall ap- QUARTERS, PEARL HARBOR,
ter of days, if NOV. 14-American Third Fleet car-
rier planes sank or damaged 14 Japa-]
losed in here nese ships and one floating dock,
Second Army shot down 28 planes and strafed 130
rth opened a more in renewed raids on the Manila
area Sunday.
The enemy counter-attacked the
LANCE ~carrier task group but no American
:d Press ships were damaged, Adm. Chester1
W. Nimitz announced in a communi-
-Yanks two que today.
11 of fortress- (Both Tokyo radio and the Jap-
days. anese-controlled Manila radio an-
-Red troops nounced earlier that 800 American
Budapest. planes struck Manila Bay shipping,
-Jap troops hitting the Cavite Navy Yard and
an infantry- Clark Airfield. Tokyo claimed one
foc corridor. American battleship was sunk by
vy damage to suicide pilots east of Luzon Island).
Nimitz summed up this damage
tegian troops inflicted by Hellcat fighters, Aven-
from British ger torpedo planes and Helldiver
bombers:
One light cruiser badly damaged.
Two destroyers exploded (possibly
stern Hollane sunk, but the communique did not
tages stormee }o specify).
d occupied at An estimated 11 cargo ships andi
ailers sunk or left ablaze.
One floating dock torpedoed.
atton's forces Many docks in the Manila Bay
nter offensive area and Cavite Navy Yard were
astonishingli struck.
y smashed ir There was no indication whether1
nable Metz. A any of these ships were previously
e up from th' damaged in the October naval ac-
other units tion in the Philippines or by car-
hin three mile' rier strikes, or whether they were
t. newly-arrived at Luzon and thus
nd Metz thu' may be added to the previous high
ing toward toll of Japanese shipping.
,nticipated cli. Ten Japanese planes were shot
ops in south. down while attacking the carrier
i out behind t;roup and 18 out of 20 which inter-
00 guns in epted the American raiders were
e Dutch villag shot out of the air over Luzon.
s southeast o. An estimated 130 to 140 single and
iles northwest Twin-engined planes strafed Legaspi,
Manila and Clark fields on Luzon.
of the artiller3 'Admiral Nimitz disclosed that Rear
ed the jump Adm. Frederick C. Sherman com-
s no indicatior nanded the carrier task groups in-
British attack volved.
ly establishee Marine Corsair planes sank a small
o canals new enemy vessel in a bombing and straf-
tches indicatec ng run on the northern Palaus Sat-
as not heavy arday. Hellcats and Liberators
hich the Nazi bomber Koror, Malakal and Araka-
ks in capturing besan islets in the Palau group.
found to have - ampus Rapers Tonite -
>enemy. Eind
half southeas Yank
ickly seized.
the GermarThreaten Jap
, heavily forti-
miles north o Yancshta Line
d. For severa
shave held the
the west bank GEN. MAC ARTHUR'S HEAD-
Nazis clinging QUARTERS, Philippines, Nov. 15.,
the city. There Wednesday-(IP)- American infan-
ation that the trymen, pressing down the bloody
ed. Ormoc corridor, have effected a wide
Tonite - envelopment that threatens Japan's
Yamashita line, Gen. Douglas Mac-
IfifOn Arthur announced today.
The enveloping move was made
through the mountains southwest of
PinamapoannOn Carigara Bay, and
threatened the Nipponese line below
~ Limon.
ee Team1The Japanese there are being con-
monies tained by direct frontal thrusts along
the Ormoc Road, the communique

said.I
ree team from Seventh MovesI
the formal in- For the first time in more than a
of the officers week, MacArthur reported movement
American Le- of the American Seventh Division
will be held at south of Ormoc, Japan's only re-
the American maining reinforcement port.
The Seventh, MacArthur said, re-
chartered the pulsed a small enemy force attempt-
Post, was form- ing to land from barges at Damulaan,
and is made up 14 miles south of Ormoc.
ar II veterans, Units of the American First Cav-
University stu- air a e losing in on the Ormoc

Norwegians
Land in Norway
From Britain
Invasion Detachments
Operate with Russian
Troops in Arctic Area
. By The Associated Press
LONDON, NOV. 14-Norwegian
troops, re-invading their own home-
land from the British Isles, have
landed in Norway and are operat-
ing with the Russians against the
Germans on the Arctic front, the
Norwegian exiled government an-
nounced tonight.
Swarming ashore somewhere in
the far north, the first detachments
to return since the ill-fated 1940
campaign joined the Russians as the
Germans, in retreat over the barren
wastes of Finnmark, prepared de-
fense lines in the south against a!
possible Allied invasion from the west
linked with an all-out Soviet drive.
Led by Col. Dahl
The small vanguard, numbering
under 500, was led home ny Col. Ar-
ne Dahl, commander of the famous
Alta battalion during the last bitter
days of Norway's hopeless stand at:
Narvik.
Dahl also returned as head of a
Norwegian military mission which
includes representatives of the Navy,
Air Forces, and a number of gov-
ernment departments.
One was a representative of the
Minister of Justice, sent to carry out
measures to deal with Quislings and
traitors.
Germans Reported Retreating
With the announcement that Nor-
wegian troops were operating on
home soil, a government spokesman
reported "increasing numbers" of
Germans inretreat from Finnmark
to Troms Province, who were leaving
a trail of "nightmarish devastation."
Large units of German infantry
and motorized troops were said to be
moving west along highway 50, the
main force now being at Porsangen-
fjord.
The spokesman said the Germans
were reported to have ordered the
-destruction of every building from
Narvik northwards, and the removal
of the whole population.
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British Blow Up
il-Sh ipConvoy
LONDON, NOV. 14-(R)-The Brit-
ish home fleet struck another blow
at what is left of German seapower
Sunday night, soon after the sinking
of the battleship Tirpitz by the RAF,
when it blew up or sank nine ships of
an 11-ship convoy off Norway and
drove a tenth Nazi vessel ashore, it
was disclosed tonight.
Two cruisers and four destroyers
swooped down on the German con-
voy rounding Lister Fjord, south of
Egersund, Norway, travelling north
and inflicted the losses without any
material damage to themselves. The
Nazi convoy, an admiralty communi-
que reported, included several M-
class minesweepers and was taken
entirely by surprise.

ProgramPresents
Student Talent
Doe Fielding Will Act as Master of
Ceremonies; Naval Trainees May Attend
All preparations have been completed and all is in readiness for a gala
Kampus Kapers show to be held at 7:30 p. m. today in Hill Auditorium.
Campus enthusiasm, generated since the show was" announced two
weeks ago, and Monday's announcement of liberty for all Naval trainees
not on probation to attend the show, are expected to draw a capacity crowd
for the production.
Special tickets will be distributed to Naval trainees attending the
show after the performance is over so that they may get back into the
West Quad.
An all campus show for all the campus, the Kapers is the first pro-
duction of its kind to be wholly produced by and to feature students.
t., The following acts will be included
in the program:

DOCTOR M. C.-'Doc' Fielding, the boy with a gag for every occasion,
will emcee the Kampus Kapers tonight.

-

-Photo by John Horeth

BILLY LAYTON and his orche-
stra with Judy Ward in some spe-
cial arrangements.
DOC FIELDING, master of cere-
monies, will include his famous
record renditions.
JUDY CHAYES sings blues with
a lilt in her voice accompanied. by
DICK THOMAS.
BILL BECK, master of the key-
board, will give the ivories a good
work out.
ALL-GIRL TRIO-Mary Greg-
ory, Rae Pierce, and Marcia Ely-
harmony in a mellow manner.
ACTIVITIES will be taken up by
Tom Bliska, Union president, and
Marge Hall, War Council head.
CAMPUS SPIRIT - Varsity
Men's Glee Club under the direc-
tion of Prof. David Mattern wiil
bring back old memories.
Hailed as an "all campus show for
all the campus," the Kapers is being
staged by the Union, Daily, and
League with the main purpose of
"arousing that old Michigan com-
munity spirit in campus life and ac-
tivities."

Plans for WSSF
Drive Laid at
First Meeting
Funds Go to Students,
Men in Prison Camps
Plans for the World Student Ser-
vice Fund drive, to be carried on with
the aid of major campus organiza-
tions, were formulated at the first
meeting of the steering committee
for the drive last night.
George Herman, Grad., was elected
chairman; Mary Shepherd, '47, vice-
chairman; and Buff Wright, '46, sec-
retary of the provisional steering
committee.
World-Wide Organization
WSSF is the organization through
which students help students in Eur-
ope, China and America whose edu-
cation has been disrupted by the
war. Food, medical care, clothing,
books and study materials bought
with student contributions will en-
able men in prison camps throughout
the world to get university training,
in some cases with credit.
All those interested in helping to
put the drive across are urged to
telephone Miss Wright before Thurs-
day at Helen Newberry. An early
meeting for representatives of cam-
pus organizations and other inter-
ested persons was also planned for
next week.
Aids All Nationalities
WSSF is international and inter-I
racial, helping students of more than
37 nationalities and many races and
non-sectarian, helping Protestants,
Catholics, Jews, Buddhists and Mo-
hammedans.
Even in China, India and France,
where students have suffered griev-
ously, students have given aid to
those in other parts of the world.
Indian students alone raised 1,600
rupees for student relief in China.
Working with the national secre-
tary of the WSSF, the campus or-
ganization will set up offices in Lane.
Hall. Booklets explaining the pur-
poses and uses of the funds are also
available there.

JUDY CHAYES
featured Kapers thrush.
-Photo by John Horeth

Sayre
Series

To Open
of Guest

BARITONE- Bill Layton, com-
plete with voice, trumpet and or-
chestra, will lead kapricious Kapers
music.
Strikers Return
To Packard Co.
Jobs in Detroit
DETROIT, NOV. 14--(P)-Striking
employes of the Packard Motor Car
Co. voted in a stormy four-hour
meeting today to return to their jobs
immediately.
Some 2,000 Negroes were absent
from work, beginning with last mid-
night's shift. Other departments
continued to operate. The plant em-
ploys a total of approximately 39,000.1
The strikers explained that they
were protesting what they regarded
as discrimination against the up-
grading of four Negroes to metal pol-
ishing jobs. A strike of 200 white
employes in metal polishing depart-
ments a week ago was described as a
protest against the upgrading of the
Negroes.

Speakers Here
Opening the 1944-45 Oratorical
series, the Hon .Francis B. Sayre,
High Commissioner to the Philip-
pines and former Assistant Secretary
of State, will speak at 8:30 p. m. to-!
morrow on "Our Relations with the
Philippines."
Sayre, who has gained a thorough
knowledge of the problem of the
Islands in his capacity as chairman
of the Joint Preparatory Committee
on Philippine Affairs and as a mem-
ber of the bddy planning new eco-
nomic ties between the United States
and the Philippines, has taken a
favorable attitude toward Philippine'
independence. When commissioner,
he declared that the Islands should
be cut loose in 1946.
Despite his insistence on Philip-
pine independence, he has been wary
of the possibility of dictatorship in
the Islands, stressing the necessity of
teaching the Filipinos what democ-
racy is.
Sayre served earlier as adviser in3
foreign affairs to the Siamese gov-
ernment and prior to that had been a
member of the law faculty of Har-
vard University.
As Assistant Secretary of State, he
worked directly with Secretary Hull
in the making of the recent recipro-
cal trade treaties.
His most recent books include:
"The Way Forward," "America Must
Act," and "Cases on the Law of Ad-
miralty."
Next lecturer scheduled on the
series is the Hon. Carl Hambro who
will appear Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Former president of the League of
Nations Council and Norwegian Par-
liament. his topic will be "How To
Win the Peace.K s
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A special feature of the show will
be some community singing led by
the Glee Club and Prof. Mattern.
Song sheets with all Michigan fav-
orites on them will be distributed to
all.
. Doors of Hill Auditorium will be
open at 7 p. m. and no admission is
being charged.
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Con gress Meets
For Last Six
Week Session
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.-(A)-A
flurry of requests for new legislation
greeted Congress today a, it re-
assembled for a six weeks session
before giving way to the newly-
elected Congress next January.
Fewer than half the members were
on hand. however, when speaker
Rayburn and Vice-President Wallace
banged their gavels at noon. Leaders
leaned to the view that it was useless
to undertake more than a brief
legislative program in the dying days
of this Congress.
They began mapping a short
schedule topped by extension of the
President's extraordinary war pow-
ers, now due to expire Dec. 31, and
revival of crop insurance which both
Democratic and Republican party
platforms endorsed.
Rayburn said he thought a fed-
eral-state highway program also
should be passed since 42 of the 48
state legislatures convene early next
year. A $1,500,000,000 program is
pending and the state legislatures
cannot act to assure state coopera-
tion until Congress acts.
While the newly gathered legisla-
tors busily swapped election con-
gratulations and condolences,,'the
following proposals were placed be-
fore them:
From President Roosevelt-$400,-
000,000 in supplemental appropria-
tions for a score of federal agencies,
including $339,112,445 for the Navy's
Bureau of Yards and Docks.
- Kampus Kapers Tonite --
Ensian Distribution

MODERN FOXHOLE STRUGGLE:
Fight Rages for Escape Route

INSIDE FORT L'AISNE WITHIN
THE METZ FORTRESS RING, Nov.
14.-(I)-The battle for Metz tonight
was a modern foxhole struggle on
the rainswept Pouilly ridge inside the
ancient defense ring.
The doughboys who swarmed past
this toothless, mossbacked and bur-
ied fortres sre trying to rout the

Machinegun mounts were the only
indication of armament found in
them. Shells and bombs bounced
off this tortoise shell fort like peb-
bles, but protection was its only
virtue. In the end, the Germans
walked out and we walked in.
But barren and shell-pocked Pouil-

The ridge remains a hotspot about
8,000 yards long and some 620 feet
high. It has forts-still in enemy
hands-at one end and woods at the
other.
Enemy guns thus cover its slopes
both ways, although both ends also

CAMPUS EVENTS
Today Kampus Kapers, 7:30.
Nov. 16 Oratorical Association
lecture by Francis B.
Sayre. 8:30 p.m. at Hill
Auditorium.
Nov. 17 Choral Union Concert;
Fritz Kreisler, 8:30 p.m.
at Hill Auditorium.
Nov. 17 Union Dance.
Nov. 18 Guy Lombardo broad-
est. 10 m. WXYZ.

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