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Senate Group
Urges Budget
Bureau Probe
Subcommittee Declares
Government Should Be
On All-Out War Basis
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, July 18--Declar-
ing the Federal government should
be put on "a streamlined all-out war
basis," a Senate subcommittee today
urged an investigation of the Bureau
of the Budget and of waste of money
and energy on overlapping govern-
tnental functions.
Chairman Tydings (D-Md) of the
appropriations subcommittee issued
a sharply critical report saying the
budget bureau not only had f~iled
to carry out its legal duty to m in-
tain a running check of the activites
of the various departments but was
being used to encourage a policy of
mounting Federal debt.
With reference to conversion of
peace-time agencies to war work, the
committee recommended enactment
of legislation authorizing the Civil
Service Commission to transfer em-
ployees from one government de-
partment to another, regardless of
the employes' personal wishes, in
ordertoputilize their services in the
best interests of the war effort.
The report, issued after study of
2,200 questionnaires sent to the var-
ious federal agencies, asserted that
"certain officials" of the National
Resources Planning Board as well as
some officials of the Budget Bureau
"have been and are yet carrying on
very discreet, but nonetheless per-
nicious, propaganda to the effect
that there must continue after the
war even greater mounting deficit
spending on the part of the federal
government than was followed dur-
ing the decade" just past.
War Geography:
ATTARA
e WHY IS IT
IMPORTANT?
The clanking tanks of the Nazi
Afrika Corps have been shuttling
back and forth past Qattara De-
presssion and into the town of El
Alamein in the nip and tuck battle
of Libya.
The Qattara Depression is a huge
basin, scarring further the face of
the rocky western desert. Analagous
to America's stifling hot Death Val-
ley, the Depression is the southern
limit of passable desert territory and
extends close to the coastal regions.
The railroad town of El Alamein,
the African equivalent of an Ameri-
can whistle stop, is the .keyhole to
the entire Egyptian area. It holds
the commanding position of the nar-
row land passage north of the Qat-
tara Depression toward the rich Nile
Valley and the vital Suez Canal.
Through the 35-mile corridor be-
tween the sea and the marshy Qat-
tara Depression the fighting for the
Suez must be localized. It is here
that the Axis forces are meeting
British, Americans and Anzacs.
He Goes With A Song
HOLLYWOOD, July 18. -- (P) -
Gene Autry was notified today to re-
port for induction as a technical ser-
geant in the Army Air Forces Wed-
nesday at Chicago. The singing cow-
boy will complete a picture Monday
and leave Tuesday by air.

Army Bomber Hits Japanese Transport In Kiska Harbor

Caught in the harbor at Kiska, Alaska, by a U. S. Army bomber, a Japanese transport burns furiously
after receiving a bomb hit. Note circled ships of Ja p force which landed on the island. A Navy plane
made this picture soon after the attack.

Photograph Gives Graphic View
Of Fighting At Dutch Harbor

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, July 18.- Some
pictorial evidence of what the Japa-
nese bombers hit-and missed-in
their June attack on Alaska's Dutch
Harbor came today from the Navy.
A dense cloud of thick black smoke
rolling up from a ourning oil tank
showed one score for the enemy, but
the same Navy photograph also re-
vealed two radio towers, standing ap-
parently undamaged close to the
bombed fuel supply.
Her hull blown askew and warped
by fire, the station ship Northwest-
ern was shown in another photo-
graph. Fire and bombs got her, but
she did not sink because she already
was beached for use as storage before
the Japanese bombers paid their vis-
its on June 3 and 4.
But the Nipponese aim was bad
when they tried to hit either the
Dutch Harbor waterfront or a ship
riding at anchor in the harbor, Four
Household Articles
Out Of Prodiietioin
WASHINGTON, July 18. -(IP)_-_
America's headlong plunge into war
production has wiped out in six
months the production of civilian
household articles which last year
employed 1,500,000 persons in 28,000
plants and had a factory sales value
of $3,800,000,000.
At retail, consumers would pay
more than $7,000,000,000 for the re-
frigerators, ranges, waffle irons, hair
dryers and other items which have
been supplanted by guns, plane parts,
bomb sights and other military
items.
This mass transition to a war
economy has channeled into the war
effort several billion tons of steel,
copper, aluminum, plastics and other
materials essential on the world-
wide battlefronts, the War Produc-
tion Board reported today in fur-
nishing the conversion survey.
The' switch-over was accomplished
by WPB orders of the last six
months. Already many of the major
plants are turning out a greater vol-
ume of weapons and materiel than
their peak output of civilian goods,
WPB said,

geysers of water are shown spurting
up harmlessly. A barrage of anti-
aircraft fire from shore positions
and from the ship itself kept the
bombers high, spoiled their aim and
blasted two of the raiders out of the
air.
The Japanese opened the Dutch
Harbor attack on June 3 by sending
over five waves of three planes each,
all apparently carrier-based.
Warm-Weather
TIPS
Students can come either date or
stag to the weekly co-recreational
swimming parties at the Intramural
Building pool, Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.
There is a nominal fee for towel
service.
Reminder - Last call for the
mixed doubles tennis tournament.
* * *
Archers will compete at 4 p.m. Fri-
day at the W.A.B. in the co-recrea-
tional archery meet.
* * *
Outdoor badminton can be played
anytime between 2:30 p.m. and 9:30
p.m. Students may play indoors
Wednesday evenings in Barbour
Gym.
* * *
Women may invite men to play on
the putting greens by first getting a
guest card. Co-ed groups can play
any time.
* * *
The Co-Recreational Tennis Club
will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on
the terrace of the W.A.B.

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School

Of Music

or

To Hold Recitals
In Hill Auditorium
A profdssor of organ at Illinois
Wesleyan University, Mr. George L.
Scott, will present a recital at 8:30
p.m. Monday in Hill Auditorium as
partial fulfillment for the degree
Master of Music.
Mr. Scott studied organ under Pal-
mer Christian at the University and
also at the New England Conserva-
tory. He played the French horn
for several years with the St. Louis
Symphony, and has given recitals
for radio station KMOX in St. Louis.
At 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, another con-
cert will be presented in Hill Audi-
torium by Arthur Hackett, tenor;
Joseph Brinkman, pianist; and
George Faxon, organist; all members
of the School of Music faculty. These
concerts are open to the public, with
the exception of small children.

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