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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, JULY 19,

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Unsung Heroes Of The Deep:
Wind-Bitten Kids Blast Enemy
To Clear Sea For Uncle Sam

It's A Pleasant Habit To Have

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, July 18.--Some of
the toughest fights of this war are
being fought and won for America
by little bands of Navy gunners who
ride U.S. merchant ships over the
world's convoy routes.
For these wind-bitten youngsters
-most are in their late 'teens or
early twenties-it is even a tougher
war than their predecessors of 25
years ago had to fight. The gun
crews of World War I, when the
naval campaign was a one-ocean af-
fair anyway, had to contend only
with submarines. Now there are war
planes, too.
The Navy gave out tonight a few
Two Charges
Against M'Kay
Are Dismissed
By The Associated Press
DETROIT, July 18.-Of the three
mail fraud cases brought against
Republican National Committeeman
Frank D. McKay, one remained today
following dismissal of charges that
the former state treasurer tricked
Edsel B. Ford, president of the Ford
Motor Co., out of $9,918.
The government'shindictment said
McKay obtained the money, from
Ford by fraudulently representing
that it was needed to meet unpaid
bills accrued in the late governor
Frank D. Fitzgerald's 1938 election
campaign. Instead, the indictment
asserted, McKay used the money to
reimburse himself for expenditures
inUFitzgerald's primary campaign.
U.S. District Judge Shackelford
Miller, Jr., of Louisville, dismissed
the Ford charges today on the
ground that the fraud, if there was
one, was completed before the mails
were used. He also quashed four of
the seven counts that constituted the
so-called pipeline bond case, and said
he would hear defense arguments on
the others in Detroit in November.
McKay is a defendant in the pipe-
line case with the Toledo Bond house
of Stranahan, Harris & Co., its vice
president, Robert S. Mikesell, and
its Michigan representative, Stewart
P. Blasier. Together they are accused
of rigging a $255,000 Grand Rapids
water bond issue so that only the
firm of Stranahan & Harris could
submit an acceptable bid for con-
struction of a conduit from Lake
Michigan.

details of what the gun crews haveC
been going through since Dec. 7.
The Navy was not specific about ex-
act locations but it mentioned some
of the supply routes covered by gun
crewmen-through the Caribbean to
Latin America, the South Atlantic
and Indian Oceans to the Middle
East and India, through the North
Atlantic to England and on through
the North Sea to Russia.
Thus, under the blazing sun of the
Caribbean Sea and the Indian Ocean
and over the wintry sea road to Mur-
mansk with its menace of ice, snow,
submarines, and dive-bombers, the
armed guards hammer away to keep
the path overseas open.
Last To Leave Ship
"U.S. Navy gun crew members
were the last to leave the ship," was
the laconic report of the master of
a torpedoed cargo ship.
This crew, the master continued,
stood by their guns until their deck
was knee-deep in water. They "kept
'em firing" so long that only one of
the nine was picked up.
Another guard crew's commander's
log said: "Loaded 5,000 cases of TNT,
then cleared to join convoy." The
convoy was attacked repeatedly by
Axis air raiders but it completed the
trip. successfully.
Here is an excerpt from the log of
another guard commander whose
convoy was attacked:
Terse Understatement
"Just a few minutes after the air
attack the lookout on this ship sight-
ed the exposed part of a submarine's
conning tower in the heart of the
convoy and just a few yards off our
starboard quarter.
"In fact, she was so close that
neither a heavy gun mounted on the
stern nor machine guns were able
to be brought to bear on it. Evi-
dently realizing that we had sighted
her, the submarine changed course
and came across to the port quarter.
When she was about 25 yards away
from the ship, fire Was opened. The
second shot from the stern gun
struck her squarely in the conning
tower.
Shell Explodes
"As the shell exploded, the top of
the conning tower was blown off.
As she appeared to sink, the water
boiled up in a great froth of air and
bubbles. After observing the spot
where she submerged we saw an oil
slick forming with occasional bubbles
rising to the surface.
"At this point one of the gunners
reported a torpedo track crossing
our bow from port to starboard. The
ship immediately backed at full
speed. The torpedo missed our bow
by a few feet ..."

Army Instrijetion
Will Be Given Here
Lieut. Ross B. Zartman. United
States Army. will commence classes
this week of the newly created Quar-
termaster Corp, of the campus
ROTC unit, military science officials
announced yesterday.I
Formerly an instructor at Camp
Lee, Va., Lieutenant Zartman will
head the new unit with its present
enrollment of 22 members. The
Quartermaster Corps, which will be
expanded to 50 members, was organ-
ized this summer for the first time
on campus.

FLINT. ,July 18. -UP)----- Charles
Nelson, 80-year-old welfare client
who is bedfast with a fractured leg,
was disclosed today as the inheritor
of $63,000 from the estate of his
brother, but he said he would "give
it away."
Nelson. who has been in the Gene-
see County Hospital for 686 days suf-
fering from the fracture that refusesj
to heal and from other infirmities'

of age, declined to go into detail
about his plans to dispose of the in-
heritance.
A former factory worker. he once
lived in Detroit but has been a Flint
resident for 21 years. He apparently
has no close relatives.
The estate in which he is to share
is that of his brother, the late
Thomas Nelson whose will is being
probated in Houghton County.

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Bedridden Charles .Neso Inherits -
Cool Sixty Grand - Will Give It Away1

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Lana Turner, movie actress, and Stephan Crane, former broker of
Chicago and New York with whom she is shown, eloped by plane to
Las Vegas, Nev., and were married by Judge George E. Marshall, who
also married Lana to Artie Shaw, band leader, about two years ago.
FBI Picks Up Couple Of Extortionists

LOS ANGELES,
The FBI arrested

July 18. -(I')--
a former boxer

turned lyricist and a filling station
attendant turned composer today
and charged them with trying to
take a short cut to some of the
wealth Louis B. Mayer accumulated
in nearly half a century of struggle
from a salvage ship diver to the na-
tion's highest paid, executive.
Specifically, the men were charged
with trying to extort $250,000 from

Mayer, one of the movie colony's
heaviest contributors to charities.
The prisoners are Meyer Philip
Grace, 39, who fought as Little Jack
Dempsey, and Channing Drexel Lip-
ton, 25, filling station employe. Both
confessed having demanded $250,000
under threat of death in a letter
mailed at suburban Beverly Hills
on June 25 and to having picked up
a dummy package July 13, said J. W.
Vincent, assistant special agent in
charge of the FBI here.

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Luncheon, 11:15 to 1:30

Dinners, 5:15 to 7:30

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See..

DUCK
SOUP
With the MARX BROTHERS.
This film presents the Marx
Brothers at their funniest.
July24

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. .. some of the finest movie productions that have come out of Hollywood
and other film centers throughout the world. Each summerthe Art Cinema
League revives films that have been received exceptionally well by its
campus audiences. The program for this summer is being offered at the
reduced rate of one dollar(plus federal tax) for the four films. Individual
tickets for each performance will be sold, but the series tickets are being
offered to enable our patrons to avail themselves of the reduced rate.
The Art Cinema League Presents

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EUGENE O'NEL'S
ANN
CHRISTIE
with GRETA GARBO
and MARIE DRESSLER
Two of America's finest act-
resses in one of our best loved
films of a decade ago.
August19

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THE LADY
VANISHES

SINGLE TICKETS

with MICHAEL
and MARGARET

REDGRAVE
LOCKWOOD

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.

THE CHILDHOOD
of
MaximGorky
Maxim Gorky's own story of his
childhood. The love, pathos, cruel-
ty and stolen happiness that live
in Gorky'simmortal writings are
made to live on the screen by a
great cast of artists. For a worth-
while evening of movie entertain-
ment, don't miss this splendid
film.
August 2

Part of the proceeds will be
used to provide Scholarship

WILL ALSO BE SOLD

9c

Alfred Hitchcock's
most exciting and best-directed
production.

for Needy Students.

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July 31

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SEASON TICKETS S1.10 (includes Federal tax).

SI~SO TIKES ~ 1 (~rlu*~Ftdc~nItnx Available for 7-00 nm. and :0lnm. nfnr mnn,t

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