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ANNIVERSARY NOTES:
Marine Corps Invasion of 'U' Recalled

A dmiral RichardE.Byrd
To Lecture Here Nov. 20

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By RAY COURAGE
As the Marine Corps celebrated
its 172nd anniversary yesterday,
many thoughts were turned to the
corps' invasion of the University
back in July of 1943.
The Marines entered the Uni-
versity under the V-12 program
in 1943. The three years they were
here will long be remembered, for
it was during this time that expe-
rienced combat Marines battled
their way through bluebooks, drills
and name-calling returning veter-
ans.
Actually, the last year of the
war found the Marine unit on
campus consisting of 90 per cent
combat veterans, many of them
holding citations including the
Navy Cross.
Cop Honor Flag
In true Marine tradition they
ended their stay at Michigan by
copping the honor flag as winners
of the semester-long NROTC Bat-I
talion Competition in May, 1946.
It was with this same tradition
that the company commander re-
ceived the kiss bestowed on him
by the color girl upon presentation
of the award.
The time spent by the Marines
infiltrating the campus is another
comparatively bloodless, but im-
portant part of the colorful history
of the corps.
Many Landings
Over 200 landings on foreign
soil mark the 172 years of the Ma-
rine Corps. Beginning with the
first amphibious landing under
enemy fire in 1776 up to the mud-
dy battle for' Okinawa, the Ma-
rines have carried the flag to hard-
won victory.
Some of the more recent addi-
tions to the Marine Corps' annals
have provided the most stirring
tales to come out of the recent
war.
America's first successful offen-
sive action in the Pacific was the
Marine landing on Guadalcanal.
A series of landings followed with
small bands of Marine detach-
ments m e e tin g overwhelming
numbers of Japanese troops.
Heartened Americans
The stories of these landings

Admiral Richard E. Byrd, who
will appear here in an Oratorical
Association lecture at 8:30 p.m.
Nov. 20, in Hill Auditorium, is one
man who has fulfilled his child-
hood ambitions.
At the age of ten, he wanted to

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CAKE-CUTTING-Traditional cake-cutting ceremonies and the
reading of the birthday proclamation are highlights of Marine
Corps birthday observances at posts and stations around the
globe. The Marine Corps celebrated its 172nd anniversary. Gen-
eral A. A. Vandegrift, Commandant of the Marine Corps, does the
honors in this typical birthday scene.

served to hearten the people of
America through the darkest days
of the war.
Probably the most heartening-
and the most tragic-of all was
the campaign for Iwo Jima, when
a small determined group of Ma-
rines withstood heavy blows to
finally win out in that key step-
ping stone to Japan. A famous Ma-
rine corps photo snows the heroic
band of Marines hoisting the
American flag on an Iwo Jima
hill.
The last year provided a new
chapter in the annals of the Corps.
It saw a complete reorganizationl

of the Fleet Marine Forces, and
the forming of the largest Marine
Corps Reserve in history.
The reorganization of fleet
componets has been done in view
of atomic warfare, calling for in-
creased flexibility of the striking
forces. In any eventuality the
Marines will be ready.
The Marine Corps Reserve has
54,000 "Citizen Marines" scattered
across the nation. Many of the
veterans on campus belong to the
local detachment of the Marine
Corps League. These men could
be mobilized immediately in event
of another national emergency.

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Barge-Keeper's Daughter,'
French Film, To Play Here

A new French film, "The Barge-
Keeper's Daughter," will be pre-
sented by Art Cinema League at
8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sat-
urday at Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
tre.
Newest in the series of French
comedies that began with "The
Baker's Wife," the film again
stars Josette Day as the wayward
woman.
Louis Jouvet, who was seen
earlier this week in "The Lower
Depths," will appear as the exiled
prince of a mythical Balkan king-
dom. '
Also starred is Elvire Popesco.
A satire on fading royalty, the
film concerns the love of the
prince for a commoner in spite of
the people's demands that he take
over the throne of their crumbling
kingdom.
The picture is based on Maurice
Potter, '0, Dies
Following an operation here,
Fred W. Potter, 'OOL, former di-
rector of the University Alumni
Association, died Sunday morning
in St. Joseph's Hospital.
Potter, a lawyer from Peoria,
Ill., was a director of the Alumni
Association from 1932 to 1935, and
had been very active in the organi-
zation since then.
Funeral services for Potter, who
was assistant manager of the '98
football team, will be held in
Henry, Ill., where his body has
been taken.

Donnay's play, "Education du
Prince," and is provided with
English subtitles.
Reserved tickets for "The Barge-
Keeper's Daughter" will go on sale
at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the thea-
tre box office in the League.
Gasless Autos
Seen in Future
DETROIT, Nov. 10-(P)-Two
young chemists today told the
American Institute of Chemical
Engineers how American engi-
neering applied to German ideas
may keep automobiles "hundreds
of years" after the country's crude
petroleum reserves have been ex-
hausted.
James R. Latta and Scott W.
Walker of the Stanolind Oil & Gas
Co., Tulsa, Okla., said that "the
Government is spending millions
on research in this field."
"All major oil companies are
conducting intensive studies.
There is hardly an organic chemi-
cal firm in the United States that
is not vitally concerned," they said.-
The two researchers told the
chemical engineers that the Unit-
ed States' immense supplies of
natural gas and coal would pro-
vide raw materials for making
premium gasoline at a reasonable
cost, with diesel fuel and manyl
valuable chemicals as by-products.

Set Svanholm
To Sing Friday
Tenor To Make
Ann Arbor Debut
Set Svanholm, the Metropoli-
tan's Swedish tenor, will make his
Ann Arbor debut at 8:30 p.m. Fri-
day when he, presents the fourth
concert in the regular Choral Un-
ion series at Hill Auditorium.
Although he made his musical
debut in a baritone role with the
Royal Opera in Stockholm, he
decided to try a higher voice, and
established himself as a tenor sev-
eral years later singing Radames
in Verdi's "Aida."
The 36 year old tenor was born
in Vesteros, Sweden. He received
his formal musical training at the
Royal Conservatory in Stockholm
and was accepted as a vocal pupil!
by John Forsell, director of the
Royal Opera.
Svanholm made his American
debut in New York in the fall of
1946. Since then he has sung most
of the Wagnerian roles with the
Metropolitan Opera in New York
and on tour.
Svanholm's program Friday will
include numbers by Brahms,
Strauss and Schubert. He will be
assisted by Leo Taubman at the
piano. A limited number of tick-
ets may still be obtained at the
University Musical Society's of-
fice in Burton Tower.

Veterans in training under the
G.I. Bill will receive a notice frcm
the Veterans Administration with
future subsistance checks advising
them not to cash them if they be-
lieve they are not entitled to the'
full amount of the payment.
The notice will inform veterans
that they are still in training ac-
cording to VA records and urge
them to contact the Veterans
Service Bureau, Rm. 1514 in the
Rackham Building before cashing
their checks if they have inter-
rupted their training or believe
their checks represent an over-
payment of their accounts.
If veterans are entitled to only
a part of the money, the VA will
make every effort to adjust their
records and issue another check
without delay.
The notice is designed to help
eliminate subsistence allowance
overpayments and the necessity
for refunds by veterans.
Veterans who possess a machine
gun, machine pistol or any firearm
capable of firing more than one
shot with one continuous pull of
the trigger are required to register
it with the Commissioner of In-
ternal Revenue..
Failure to comply may result
in a fine and/or imprisonment
under the National Firearms Act.
To secure fuller details, veterans
may contact the nearest Alcohol
Tax Unit Office of the Bureau of
Internal Revenue or write to the
Commissioner of Internal Reve-
nue,, Washington 25, D.C.
Four specific benefits are now
available to dependents upon the
death of a veteran of any war.
Under present law,athe VA is
authorized to pay up to $150 for
funeral and burial expenses of a
war veteran, provide an American
flag for burial purposes, arrange
for internment in a national
cemetery and provide a grave
marker.
Applications for these benefits
may be procured from any VA of-
fice, service organization, or chap-
ter of the American Red Cross.
Benefits are available only when
the veteran has been discharged
under conditions other than dis-
honorable.
Students Meet
With Principals
College adjustment problems
will be hashed over Thursday, by
freshmen and transfer students
from Michigan junior colleges and
their former principals.
During the 19th annual Princi-
pal-Freshman Conference, spon-
sored by the Registrar's office, 238
principals superintendents and
junior college representatives will
be here to interview their former
students.
Representatives of 131 high
schools, and two Indiana, four
Ohio and two Illinois schools will
attend the conference.
Prof. Harley H. Bartlett of the
botany department, will speak on
"Postwar Status of Higher Edu-
cation in the Philippines," at a
luncheon meeting Thursday.
Crawford Leaves
Dean Ivan Crawford of the en-
gineering college left yesterday for
Washington, D. C. where he will
attend a conference of the Ameri-
can Society for Engineering Edu-
cation.

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TW, at AIEE-IRE meeting, 7:30
p.m., Wed., Nov. 12, Rm. 348, W.
Engineering Bldg.
Delta Sigma Pi, professional
Business Administration frater-
nity:: Panel discussion led by Mr.
D. C. Burnham, Manufacturing
Manager of Oldsmobile Division of
General Motors, who will speak on
"Pre-planning of Manufacturing
Methods," and Mr. C. D. Harring-
ton, Supervisor of Cost snd Fsc-
tory Accounting at Oldsmobile,
who will talk on "Accounting
Functions at Oldsmobile," Wed.,
Nov. 12, 8 p.m., Rm. 318, Michigan
Union. Public invited. Pledges
meet 7:30 p.m., same room.
Sigma Gamma Epsilon: Meet-
ing, 12:15 p.m., Wed., Rm. 3056,
Natural Science Bldg.
Institute of Aeronautical Sci-
ence: Meeting, Wed., Nov. 12, 7:30
p.m., 1042 East Engineering Bldg.
Speaker: Prof. W. C. Nelson. Film:
AAF Special Delivery, on the
atomic bomb.
Modern Poetry Club: Meet Wed-
nesday (instead of Thursday, as
announced) Rm. 3217, Angell Hall,
8 p.m. The French Symbolists will
be discussed.
Square Dancing Class, sponsored
by the Graduate Outing Club.
W.A.B. Lounge, Wed., Nov. 12, 8
p.m. Small fee. Everyone welcome.
Observance of the 15th anniver-
cary of Campus Cooperative Hous-
ing: Nov. 12. Booths in University
Hall and the Women's League will
distribute free literature and in-
formation on Co-ops toall stu-
dents.
Garrison To Talk
On Radio Show
Garnet R. Garrison, instructor
in the speech department, will
participate in the weekly forum,
"Point of View," over station
WWJ-TV at 8 p.m. today.
Garrison will discuss the desira-
bility of higher education for ra-
dio work, with Harry Bannister,
manager of WWJ, and two student
veterans. Garrison spent five
years with the production depart-
ment of the NBC network before
coming to the University this fall.

DAILY
OFFICIAL
BULLETIN

be an explorer. At twelve, he trav-
elled around the world alone. At
fourteen, he drew up detailed plans
for a trip to the North Pole. Last
March he returned from his sixth
polar adventure.
Reviewing all his experiences,
Admiral Byrd reports, "By far the
most interesting adventure was
made in 1933-35 in the expedition
to the South Pole." It was during
this expedition that he spent the
long winter night alone making
scientific investigations.
The story of this trip is told in
his new motion picture, "Discov-
ery," which took him five years to
piece together. This is the film
which Admiral Byrd will present
in his lecture here.
He will also present facts which
he has learned in his most recent
exploration, the Naval Antarctic
Expedition he led to the South
Pole, and which discovered more
hitherto unknown areas than any
expedition in history. As a result
of his many expeditions, Admiral
Byrd has been awarded a total of
seventy medals.
Tickets for the lecture and film
will be placed on sale early because
of the great demand for seats. The
Hill Auditorium box office will be
open for sales from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. and from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 17,
18 and 19, and from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. and from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Nov.
20.
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Griffith Park Zoo to become the bride of Juan (right), gives him the cold shoulder.

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