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October 13, 1946 - Image 8

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Pep Rally, Broadcast, Dance
Scheduled for Homecomino

Death Follows Operation for
Gen. Vinegar Joe' Stilwell

With the Army-Michigan game
relegated to the Monday morning
quarterbacks, the campus is looking
forward to the gala parade of events
which will make up the 1946 Home-
coming Weekend, and the Illinois
game Oct. 25 and 26.
Heading off the weekend, the Uni-
versity bands will, present Varsity
Night, traditional band Homecoming
feature, in Hill Auditorium imme-
diately following a pep rally at Ferry
The band, with a nationally famous
figure in the entertainment world,
will be augmented by student talent.
Auditions for the program are in
progress now and winning acts will
be announced Friday. Tryouts for
every type of act from comedians to
classical singers are being held daily
Students To Be
Enrolled in V-6
A U. S. Naval Reserve Traveling
Recruiting Unit, interested in en-
rolling veterans in the new V-6 pro-
gram, will be open for two days start-
ing Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the lobby
of the Union.
Students who enroll in the V-6
(inactive duty) program remain ci-
vilians and cannot be called to ac-
tive duty without their own consent,
except in the event of a national
emergency. If a Navy or Coast Guard
veteran, the student who enrolls
maintains his rating and is offered
an opportunity to increase it. En-
rollment in V-6 does not affect bene-
fits received under the GI Bill of
Enrollment in V-6 is for a four year
period, after which the veteran is
eligible for the Organized Reserve.
Anyone interested in joining the
V-6 program should visit the booth
in the Union, bringing with him his
honorable discharge certificates. For-
mer Navy personnel must also bring
Form 553 received upon separation.
Former Army personnel should bring
the following discharge certificates:
615-360, 615-362, and 615-365.

from 10 to if aa. and 1:00 to 1:30
pim. i i H 1r; 1 l(ull.
The biggest bonfire Michigan has
ever seen and more torches for the
parade have been promised for the
Homecoming pep rally, which will
be organized on the steps of the Un-
ion at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Every house
must provide an effigy to be burned
at Ferry Field and carry a banner
presenting an original slogan, Bruce
Rogatz, chairaon of pep rallies this
year, said.
The "young man with a band," El-
1101 Lawrence, his piano and orches-
tra, has been selected by student de-
mand to play for the Homecoming
Dance from 8:30 to 12 p.m. in the In-
tramural Building, Oct. 26. The 21
year-old newcomer to the top-flight
band world, named second recently
in the College Music Poll, has played
proms at Cornell, University of Penn-
sylvania, Baltimore, Franklin and
Marshall and Villanova and is fast
becoming one of thy (:olegiate band
experts' favorites.
Judging of house displays, which
ornament every organized campus
residence, will begin at 9 a.m. Oct.
26. The judges will be looking for ani-
mation in the displays this year, ac-
cording to Sarah Stephenson, chair-
man of the committee. Winners will
be announced at half-time of the
Radio station WJR will broadcast
interviews with All-American men
from Michigan on Saturday morn-
ing from a studio in Angell Hall.
The broadcast will be transcribed and
played back at th, adium just be-
fore game time.
The Student l egi:laire Varsity
Committe. sn:m oft me entire
weekend. h:a :un-ouied in addition
to it0e irien:uti above, the follow-
ing coflifli Itee e l airrmen for the
weekend: Lou urlin with the band,
Varsity Night an d the broadcast: Bill
McConnell, Ilomecoming Dance; Ken
Herring, tickets; George Bethune,
dance decorations; Rozann Radliffe,
programs; Jane Quail, patrons; Bob
Derose, special events publicity, Hen-
ry Kaminski, finance, Gil Iser, build-
ing for the dance; and Gay Larsen,
general publicity.

General Joseph W. Stillwell, 63, com-
mander of the Sixth Army affec-
tionately known as "Vinegar Joe" by
his former associates, died today in
Letterman General Hospital.
At his bedside was his army phy-
sician, Col. Leonard D. Heaton. One
of his two sons, Col. Joseph W. Jr.,
was just outside the room.
No Funeral
Immediately following his death,
it was revealed that General Still-
Connes To Talk
On Nazi .Regime
Dr. Georges Connes, who admin-
istered the city government of Dijon,
France during the early days of the
Nazi regime, will give a University
lecture on "A French City under the
Nazis" at 4:15 tomorrow in the Rack-
ham Amphitheater.
Dr. Connes was a member of the
Town Council when the war came,
and retained his position until the
Germans arrived. As he was then the
only remaining member of the coun-
cil, he took over the administration
of the city government, but he later
resigned because he could not en-
dorse Vichy policy.
The home of Dr. Connes became
the center for underground activity,
the Liberation Committee of Burgan-
dy being formed there. He was taken
prisoner, however, in Jan. 1944 and
sentenced to a year in prison. He was
released on Easter Sunday, appar-
ently to trap his underground col-
leagues, but he eluded his former
captors and left the city.
Dr. Connes returned to Dijon with
the conquering forces of French Gen.
de Lattre de Tassigny and becage
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well expressed a wish that, thure be
no funeral services - that lie b
cremated and his ashes spread from
an airplane over the Pacific near his
home in Carmel, Calif. No date for
the rite was announced.
Death was attributed to adeno-
carcinoma (cancer) of the liver,
which was discovered during the
treatment of an amoebic absces of
the liver.
The wiry general had an operation
Oct. 3 for a liver ailment believed
contracted in the Burma jungles. His
condition became critical Oct. 9, and
he grew progressively weaker.
Decoration Awarded
Death came at 12:48 p.m. at Let-
terman General Hospital on the
grounds of his Sixth Army head-
quarters here.
Stilwell rarely wore decorations,
but the Army gave him on his death
bed the one he said he most coveted.
It was the Combat Infantryman:
Badge, which is awarded only for ex-
tended fighting at the front against
the enemy.
The leathery commander, who had
repeatedly exposed himself in com-
bat, had told his soldiers the medal
was one of the Army's highest hon-
ors. Stilwell received it yesterday.
He already had the Distinguished
Service Cross, the Distinguished Ser-
vice Medal with cluster a d legion of
Beaten in Burma
The hard-bitten fighter, character-
ized by candor and known to his
troops as "Vinegar Joe" and "Uncle
Joe," said after the Japanese drove
his combined Allied forces out of
Burma in 1942: "I claim We got a
hell of a beating."
The beating was inflicted with Stil-
mell in the front lines. He was at
the end of what General George C.
Marshall termed "the thinnest sup-
ply line of all."





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TANK CARS ARRIVE AT WILLOW RUN AIRPORT---Tank from a railroad tank car is shown (above) being
hoisted by a crane from a flat-car on the siding at Willow Run Airport. Ten tank cars (shown below) were
received by the University earlier this week. They are being assembled in the airport warm-up hangar and
will form a gigantic air tank to be used as part of the new supersonic wind tunnel, expected to be in operation
in early 1947. The tank cars were originally intended for Russia and were obtained from the War Assets Ad-
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Ten railroad tank cars received
earlier this week by the University
will play an important part in the
supersonic wind tunnel now under
construction at Willow Run Airport.
-Nine of the tanks are being assem-
bled to form one large air tank. They
will be arranged three-high in three

rows and connected by sections of
pipe welded to the tanks, producing a
volume of about 10,000 cubic feet.
The tanks will be erected in one
side of what was formerly the warm-
up hangar near Hangar No. 1 and
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tunnel to a barrage balloon located
on the other side of the hangar.
In operation, air will be removed
from the tank by pumps and air
from the balloon, inflated at atmos-
pheric pressure, will flow through the
wind tunnel at supersonic speed to
fill the vacuum created by the pumps.
The tenth tank will be used in ex-
periments to determine the amount of
pressure the tanks will withstand. It
is expected that the tanks will have
to be reinforceca so that they can
withstand the tremendous pressure
of the atmosphere when they have
been evacuated of air.
Little trouble was encountered in
obtaining the tanks from the War
Assets Administration since the tank
cars had been built during the war
for larger-gauge Russian railroads
and were therefore not standard. The
cost of building a single tank of the
size necessary was estimated to be

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Bath mats, seat covers,, shower curtains, rugs in all
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