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NOV. 15, 1944


Malinovsky's Troops Tighten
Stranglehold on Budapest
Capture of 30 Towns Announced by
Reds as Artillery Moves Toward Capital
By The Associated Press
LONDON, NOV. 14-Soviet Marshal Rodin Y. Malinovsky set the
stage tonight for the fall of Budapest, straightening his lines by advances
northeast and south of the Hungarian capital and moving his armor,
artillery and infantry into a strangling semicircle around the city.
Most of the day's operations of the Red Army on the sodden Eastern
front were aimed at getting into position for a death strike at Budapest.
The Russian communique announced capture of more than 30 towns in a
line extending for 45 miles east and northeast of Hitler's last satellite
capital and liquidation of the enemy bridgehead on the east bank of
the Danube with capture of Solt and

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Duna Egyhaza, 45 and 42 miles
Russians Hold Positions
Holding fast to their positions
within easy medium artillery range
of Budapest on the south, Malin-
ovsky's men drove north and north-
west from Monor and took Uri and
Peteri, registering gains of three to
five miles.
Farther east they took the big rail-
way town of Nagykata, 27 miles east
of Budapest. and 10 miles south of
Jaszbereny, and extended their hold
closely on both sides of the latter
important center, with Heves, 17'
miles northeast, the largest town
The whole operation had the ef-
fect of straightening out the pre-
viously sinuous line stretching 80
miles northeast from the Budapest
vicinity to positions south of Miskolc.
Acknowledge Soviet Gains
The German radio said the Rus-
sians had dug in less than two miles
from Jasgereny and acknowledged
that they had made various penetra-
tions along the line from Monor
northeast. The Germans also inti-
mated that a strong drive for Mis-
kolc, a big railway junction, appear-
ed to be developing from the south.
In eliminating the Germans' Dan-
ube River bridgehead south of Buda-
pest, the Russians used three in-
fantry .divisions, according to Ger-
man accounts, which admitted that
the position had been evacuated in
favor of. newly-prepared holdings on
the west bank.
Coastal Brde
At Ghiaia Canal
ROME,.NOV. 14-(P-The British
Eighth.Army has won the coastal
highway bridge .over the Ghiaia
Canal .before Ravenna and in im-
portant gains of up to two miles in
the Forli area has captured the vil-
lage of San Tome, Allied headquart-
ers announced today.
Southwest of Forli, the town of
San Varano was found to be clear
of the ehemy but heavily mined, and
British troops crossed the Montone
southwest of the village at two
points.. The Germans counterattack-
ed strongly at the lower crossing,
but Allied positionshwere maintained.
In -the hills south of the Rimini-
Bologna highway, new features were
captured. At one place Polish troops
advanced nearly two miles, captur-
ing Monte Casole, a 1,450-foot peak.
Hard fighting was in progress just
west of Monte Casole in the neigh-
borhood of the village of Cella.
On the Fifth Army front, action!
again was limited to patrolling and
shelling. Scattered showers were re-
portedfrom the entire front.


French Seek
U.S. Exports for
The French are seeking approximate-
ly two billion dollars worth of United
States exports during the next 12
months for use in rebuilding their
country, it was learned tonight.
oArrangements for the huge pro-
curement program already are near-
ing completion. Some of the goods
may be shipped on lend-lease because
they are considered necessary to'
France's war effort against Ger-
many or Japan but the great bulk
will go partly for cash and officials
hope, partly on credit.
The French program, probably the
farthest advanced of the economic
plans to come out of liberated Eu-
rope, calls for purchasing 700 loco-
motives as well as comparable quan-
tities of railway rolling stock and
track equipment; trucks for highway
transport; huge shipments of cotton,
fertilizers, and other raw materials.
It has recently been revised as a
result of the discovery upon the lib-
eration of France that the ravages
of war had not been as great as
officials first believed. The amounts
of factory equipment desired have
been sharply reduced and the
amounts of raw materials required to
keep existing French factories run-
ning have been greatly increased.
Similarly there was a reduction in
food required and an increase in fer-
tilizer and other food producing ma-
War. Contract
Total Revealed
Washtenaw County
Gets 8.7 Per Cent
Washtenaw County has produced
a cumulative total of $1,898,529 in
war supply and facility contracts
since Pearl Harbor, the Detroit Re-
gional Office of the War Production
Board revealed today.
This represents 8.7 per cent of the
total state war production of $21,-
925,777, and is .9 per cent of the
cumulative national total of $203,-
"The part which. Washtenaw
County has played in the war picture
has been of inestimable value," Car-
sten Tiedeman, regional WPB di-
rector said.
"The figures do not represent the
amount of war work completed, but
war facility and supply contracts
placed in this area. While the mone-
tary amounts represent contracts
placed, the work involved goes far
into the future," he added.

NEW YORK-NOV. 14--AP)-Foot-
)all plans to send a delegation of
coaches, players and newspapermen
o the various war theaters following
the grid campaign as baseball is go-
ng at the present time.
The plan originally was conceived
by Lt. Col. Henry W. CEsky) Clark
of the Army Special Selvice Forces.
Before the War, Clark was director
of athletics at Lafayette and dur-
ing his under-gaduate days was a
football player at Harvard.
Clark, in describi ig the idea,
said "That I believe :a GI would
get a tremendous t rill out of
talking to, say Fritz Ci isler of Mi-
chigan or Lou Little o f Columbia.
"And a wounded serveice man cer-
tainly would receive ins iration from
seeing some football gr eat and dis-
covering that the playe, had a phy-
sical defect but became a star nev-
If weather and wa r condidtions
permit it is possible th a t the travel-
ing coaches may be assigned to var-
ious teams in a certai ti theater for
a championship game. great quanti-
ties of equipment already have been
shipped overseas for use by the ser-
Crisler and Steve O'wens of the
New York Pro Giants, have been

mentioned as possible members of
the coaching division, while Ward
Cuff, a member of the Giant back-
field and a recent medical dis-
charge from the army, may go as
a player-tourist.
Ralph W. Olson of Honolulu, has
reached New York on his survey of
the trio of pro football loops expected
to spring up after peace comes.
Tex Oliver, former Oregon coach
but now a Lieutenant Commander in
the Navy, is Olson's choice as coach
of the island eleven.
FDR To Make 4th
Oath Simple Event
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.- (O)-
President Roosevelt has decided to
do away with the usual inaugural
trappings and take his fourth term
oath in a simple White 'House cere-
Amplifying at his news conference
on this announcement, Mr. Roose-
velt said he made his choice because
it would save money. He figured the
whole cost could be held to $2,00, he
said. The Congressional committee
had been contemplating expending
about $25,000, Mr. Roosevelt said.

CHURCHILL, DEGAULLE HONOR UNKNOWN SOLDIER-Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Great
Britain (second from left) and Gen. Charles DeGaulle (second from right) pay homage to the French
Unknown Soldier during Armistice Day celebration in Paris on Nov. 11.


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Associated Press Correspondent,
ERN FRONT, Nov. 11.-(Delayed)-
Nobody ever gets anywhere telling.
the weatherman how to behave, so
when Lt.-Gen. Patton's Third Army
advance got under way here in the
Metz sector the men had to keep
moving despite mud, rain, snow and
With the 60th Combat Engineers,
it became a matter of ingenuity.
They had to be ready to get tanks
across rivers and the flooded Lor-
raine valleys under fire. While await-
ing the order to advance, some offi-
cers in the 60th got an idea and
passed it along to Sgt. Eugene Con-
ran of Brooklyn and the sergeant
got busy.
The scene shifts to a river cross-
ing a few days later when the
Sherman tanks jumped off with
orders to cross the river and cap-
ture a strategic town on the other
"There was German machinegun
crossfire at the bridge site," said Sgt.
DeWitt Gilpin of Chicago. "But that
bridge was placed across the river in
exactly 20 minutes working time.
The tanks rolled across. A .little
later, supplies and ammunition fol-
lowed. Another 'Quickie' bridge, and
the town was ours."
Bridges Built in Bivouac
"The idea is that you build a
bridge back in the bivouac area and
then bring it up ready made, all set
to throw across." explained S/Sgt.
Harold Miller of Warsaw, Mo. "It
cuts down Jerry's shooting time at
As soon as the tanks were rolling
Aussie Goes
Homne on. Leave
CALGARY, NOV. 13-OP)-An un-
named Australian airman hitch-hik-
ed to Australia and back to Canada
on his two weeks' furlough, arriving
back at his station at Vulcan, Al-
berta, with five hours to spare, ac-
cording to a story current here.
After hitch-hiking to Lethbridge,
the story says, he went to the air-'
port and mentioned to United States
ferry command pilots he was headed
for the U. S. and asked for suggest-
They flew him to San Diego and
passed him along to fellow fliers with
instructions to show him a good time.
The airman passed from one group
of ferry fliers to another, landed in
Australia, spent three days with his
family, and U. S. airmen flew him
back to North America.
The distance he travelled equalled
a trip around the world.

across the river, the engineers got!
busy making more "bivouac-built I
bridges" to be ready for other cross-I
ings. Despite the weather, another (
outfit, also a part of the 25th Divi-
sion, found the advance a matter of
human endurance. These were1
doughboys of the 320th Infantry
"They had mud for mattresses,
rainwater for sheets and German
bullets for lullabies," reported Pvt.
Whitney Hanson of Salt Lake City,
a former fiction writer. "You
wouldn't believe men could sleep
in those conditions in the middle
of an attack-but they did."
"I wouldn't believe it either unless
I'd seen it," agreed his companion.,
in a voice flat with fatigue. "But
most of our men were so exhausted
they'd fall. asleep every time we
stopped for any reason.
Fall Dead Asleep
"When the attack was held up,
they'd fall asleep right there in the
mud-bullets whining over and a-
round them, rain falling all the time.
As soon as a German strongpoint
was wiped out, we'd wake them up
and push along. The next time we
were pinned down, they'd do it
Nevertheless, these men had gotten
up and gone ahead when the time
came to attack again-and as we
stood there talking, they were get-
ting ready to attack again, right
host-War Giua rd
To Reach 18,(000
Gen. Colladay Foresees
Improved State Troops
LANSING, Mich., Nov. 14.-()P)-
Brig.-Gen. Thomas Colladay, com-
manding general of the Michigan
State Troops, said today that mili-
tary planners foresee a post-war
Michigan National Guard of 18,000
men into which much of the present
Michigan State Troops has been
absorbed, and well supplied with
modern Army equipment.
Post-war size of the National
Guard, Colladay said, still is offi-
cially undecided, but 18,000 is the
most widely accepted figure. The
pre-war National Guard was about
7,400 men and the state troops full
strength today is about 7,600.
Colladay predicted the new guard
would be much better equipped than
the old guard, and would benefit
substantially from expenditures for
the upkeep of the state troops during
the war. He estimated that "several
million dollars worth" of equipment
will be turned over to the guard by
the state troops when the latter are

In the spotlight now, performing
at all home football games, is the
University of Michigan Marching
Band. Acclaimed by Associated Press
sports writers as "The All-American
Band," this organization in pre-war
days was enthusiastically received
in Philadelphia, New York, Boston,
New Haven, Minneapolis and other
cities where it has appeared. This
year it consists of 100 musicians, of
which 65 are Navy students, nine
Army students, and 26 male civilians.
Although the end of football
season brings with it the end of
the Marching Band, two other
University of Michigan Bands car-
ry on-the Concert and the "Pops"
which draw many members from
the Marching Band.
The Concert Band differs from the
Marching Band in its instrumenta-
tion, adding certain instruments
(alto and bass clarinets, oboe, Eng-
lish horn, bassoons, string bass and
tympani) which would be impracti-
cal for marching work.
It is known all over the nation
as one of the outstanding organi-
zations of its kind, and the famous
New York bandmaster, Dr. Edwin
Franko Goldman has said that it
stands without a peer among col-
lege bands. The "Pops" Band con-
tinues throughout the year, play-
ing for basketball games as well as
presenting concerts of its own.
The first reference to a band at
Michigan was found in the quotation
of a graduate of the class of 1844 who
wrote that a band of nine pieces
assisted in the singing of chapel
services. In 1859, fifteen students,
who made ensemble music their
hobby, formed "Les Sans Souci." It
was this ,group which first took the
name of the Michigan Band, although
the University gave it no official
Then, in 1895, by order of the
Board of Regents the official Michi-
gan Band was organized. At the
turn of the century a bandstand was
built near the old library, in the
center of the campus, and was the
scene of a number of well-attended
concerts. In 1914, the First Annual
Spring Band Concert was presented
in Hill Auditorium.
Conductor for the past nine years,
William D. Revelli has a notable rec-
ord in music. He began his musical
education in St. Louis, Mo., where he
was a pupil of Sarli of the St. Louis
Symphony Orchestra and enrolled
in the Beethoven Conservatory of
He since has studied with such
eminent figures as Leon Samatini,
Louis Victor Saar, and Felix Bor-
owski. In 1925, Mr. Revelli was
.elcected as supervisor of music in
the Hobart Public Schools, Hobart,
inn., where he organized the high
school band. He then performed
the phenomenal feat of directing it
to first place in Class B in the
National Contest for five years.

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