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Willkie Trip's
Mission Given
By Roosevelt
Republican To 'Sell' Near
East Neutrals On Allied
Effort, President Says
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 - Pres-
ident Roosevelt indicated today that
Wendell L. Willkie's mission on his
forthcoming trip to the Near East
would be to sell the neutral countries
on the magnitude of the United
States' war effort and the advantages
to them of a United Nations victory.
He will have the title of special rep-
resentative of the president.
Discussing Willkie's trip at his
press conference, Mr. Roosevelt said
that in some countries of the Near
East, Enemy propaganda had given
a distorted picture of conditions here,
particularly where the labor situa-
tion was concerned.
Willkie, the Republican presiden-
tial nominee in 1940, is to leave
shortly on an itinerary which will in-
clude Egypt, Arabia, Palestine, Syria,
Turkey, Iraq and Iran, as well as
Russia.
Minority Leader

Wins Screen Contract

In addition to representing the
President, he will report to the
statesmen of those countries as the
leader of the minority party in the
United States. In that capacity, Mr.
Roosevelt remarked, his words will
carry great weight.
The President went on to say that
Willkie also would carry to those na-
tions 'a compqison of their plight if
the Axis should win with their situa-
tion under an Allied victory. They
face, Mr. Roosevelt said, a reduction
to the status of puppet states con-
trolled by Germany or Italy, on the!
one Biand, or of autonomy and-tiemo-
cratic development on the other. It
was time, he added, that they began
to think of this.
Emphasize Labor
.The President and Willkie discuss-
ed the trip at length yesterday, Mr.
Roosevelt said, and one thing that
was emphasized was the labor situa-
tion here. American news dispatches,
he said, magnified small walkouts, or
management shut downs, he contin-
ued, in a way that gave the impres-
sion that such developments were
common occurrences, rather than
rarities.'
Consequently, the President added,
false impressions were spread not
only in the Near East but in Great
Britain, which enemy propaganda
has seized upon.
'Themeless Dance'
To Be Held Today
As League Feature
Tonight is Themeless Dance night
at the League from 9 to midnight.
The League will rely for the even-
ing on its own attractive atmosphere
rather than a novelty one while the
Council dreams up the remarkable
entertainment which will be featured
at next weeks hilarious "Hellzapop-
pin."
As usual Gordon Hardy's Orches-
tra under Doc Sprachlin's baton will
be playing for dancing, the Dixie-
land Band will perform for swing-
lovers and the Harmony Quartet will
give out vocally with song.
The dance is all-campus and ev-
erybody is invited, alone or with a
partner. Hostesses, those girls with
the hairbows, will be on duty to
see that everyone haq a good time.
'Ack-Ack' Men Needed
LANSING, Aug. 21 --(P)-The
State Selective Service headquarters
announced today it has been author-
iged to recruit this month 35 addi-
tional applicants for volunteer offi-
cer training in anti-aircraf-t artil-
lery. The applicants must have tech-
nical education or experience.

Margie Stewart has a long-term
contract at the RKO studio in Hol-
fywood after what may have been
the shortest screen test on rec-
ord. Director Allan Dwan spotted
her in a commercial short as she
demonstrated how to open and
close a door. She was on the screen
for only 45 seconds, but it was
enough to impress Dwan.

Switch Lights
Of f, Campus,
Posters Warn
"When not in use, turn off the
juice."
That is the slogan appearing on
over 400 posters that were put up
this week in all campus buildings
by the Building and Grounds De-
partment in cooperation with Alpha
Phi Omega, national service frater-
nity.
Dick Schoel, president of Alpha
Phi Omega, pointed out yesterday
that "if students and faculty mem-
bers would just switch the switches
when the class rooms are not in use,
at least 10 percent of the University
light bill could be saved."
This assertion is being borne out,
as E. C. Pardon, Building and
Grounds superintendent, stated that,
"In spite of the increased number of
students on campus this year, there
has been about a 3,500 dollar de-
crease in electricity costs for May and
June."
Last year over 4,000 dollars were
paid to the Detroit Edison Company
by the University between the
months of April and September. Dur-
ing winter months when the heat-
ing plant is in operation, the Uni-
versity generates its own electricity.
Prof. A. D. Moore of the engineer-
ing school ofiginally made the sug-
gestion that signs should be put in
all class rooms and campus build-
ings urging the students to turn off
the lights. These cards are changed
at frequent intervals.
'Savings Stamps'
Sales Tax Planned
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -(P)-A
proposal to increase Federal revenue
by requiring the purchase of special
savings stamps with each purchase of
goods was considered by a Senate fi-
nance subcommittee today.
Chairman Bennett Champ Clark,
Missouri Democrat, described it as
"enforced savings using the machin-
ery of the sales tax."
The plan was put forward by Sen-
ator Danaher, Connecticuat Rebubli-
can, a member of the subcommittee.

INTERPRETING WAR NEWS:
Second Front
Victor Needs
Control of Air
By EDWARD E. BOMAR
Wide World war Analyst
The Nazis must meet the challenge
of the aerial power the United Na-
tions are steadily building up in the
British Isles or accept heavy odds in
the prospective fight to prevent es-
tablishment of a second front in
western Europe.
The manner in which the wings of
the Luftwaffe were clipped as a part
of the Dieppe venture suggests that
Herr Hitler may be obliged to accept
the challenge sooner than antici-
pated. The German air command, it
is asserted in London, was caught
napping by the magnitude of the air
support given the Dieppe attack, with
the result that the Nazis in a single
day lost possibly a third or even more
of their operational aircraft in the
West.
Significant Statement
Inasmuch as the eastern front is
the most logical ready source of
Luftwaffe reinforcement, the joint
declaration made two months ago by
President Roosevelt and Prime Min-
ister Churchill that coming opera-
tions "will divert German strength
.from the attack on Russia" suddenly
takes on fresh significance.
What's next in Europe is, of course,
as much a matter of guesswork as
the serond front question. The latest
trend of events, however, jibes with
a theory which is taking form in the
minds of some exceptionally well-
informed observers. In outline the
thought is:
The Nazis have been able to blast
their way forward in the Caucasus
largely by virtue of tremendous aeri-
al superiority over the Red Army,
built up at the expense of the West-
ern Europe air defenses.
Timoshenko Holds
Even this advantage has been
found insufficient to effect the de-
struction of Marshal Timoshenko's
armies, though it has broughtwithin
sight the conquest of the North Cau-
casus and control of the Black Sea.
Now, either from choice or neces-
sity, Hitler very likely plans to go on
the strategical defensive in Russia
for the: winter, thereby relasing vast
manpower and permitting diversion
of the bulk of his air forces .to West-
ern Europe and the Middle East.
Air Threat
In the West, the first urgent nec-
essity the Nazis face is the threat
from increasing British and Ameri-
can aerial strength. It can be met
by diversions from the Russian front,
and also by stepping up German air-
craft production by returning to Ger-
man industry this winter some of
the skilled manpower now in the
armed forces.
Five Violators
Are Arraigned
Blackout Fines Are Paid
On Orders By Judge
Justice Jay H. Payne ordered five
more violators of Ann Arbor's black-
out test to pay $8.35 Thursday and
yesterday following arraignment pro-
ceedings.
The five were all businessmen.
This jumped the total of local mer-
chants fined for having lights on in
their stores during the half-hour trial
alert to 11.
Those who paid fines were: Charles
E. McCalla, manager of the Wash-

tenaw Farm Bureau, 407 N. Fifth
Ave.; A. L. Nye, proprietor of the
Nye Motor Sales, 217 W. Huron St.;
James A. McCarty, manager of
Montgomery-Ward and Co., 214 S.
Fourth Ave.; Mark Ross, manager of
the Midwest Mercantile Co., 113 E.
Washington Street, and Kenneth R.
Kelly, manager of Muir's Drug
Store, 118 S. Main Street.
A light over the safe at the Wash-
tenaw Farm Bureau was placed there
for inspection purposes before the
blackout on orders from the police,
but it was not shaded properly, war-
dens reported.
At the Nye Motor Sales a window
sign was on during the whdle test.
Montgomery-Ward had one entire
show-window lighted up during the
blackout. The lights are controlled
by a time-clock device but the time-
clock switch had been reversed just
before the blackout.
An inside light at the Midwest
Mercantile Co. and a showcase glow
at Muir's drug store were reported
by wardens.
Students Invited
To Avukah Camp
Students from the University of
Michigan, will be among representa-
tives from ten campuses attending
the Midwest Avukah Region Summer
School and Cooperative Camp at
Camp Kineret, Chelsea, Michigan,
August 28 through September 7.

ASSOCIATED PRESS
PUCTURE N EWS

C,COED S LEARN L IFE SAV ING - Joyce Macrae (on ladder),.former Pacific coast 100-
yard swimming champion, coaches Pi Beta Phi sorority girls in life saving at Beverly Hills. Calif,

RECHRIS-TENED
Originally named "Miss New
York" to compete in Atlantic
City beauty pageant, Selene
Mahri, 17, was found too young.
Now she's "Miss .War -Bonds.",

LPOPARD CAPE - Film
aetress Ann Sheridan models
this leopard cape. Made for
either day or evening occasions,
the cape is a creamy beige with
black markings,

W E S T E R N ARMY GR I D D E R S ;LIMBER UP-Pitching thepgskin at camp Cooke,
Calif., are these Army Western all-star backfield aces. Left to right: Dick Schwiedler, CreIghton and
San Diego Bombers; Owen Goodnight, Hardin-Simmons and Cleveland Rams: Kay Eaken, Arkansas
and N. Y. Giants; Marty Slovak, Toledo and Cleveland Rams and Harold Hursch. Indiana.

Efficient Management Enables
Co-ops To ChargeLower Rates

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(This is the second in a series deal-
ing with the cooperative houses at
Michigan.- This article discusses the
methods of operation in the houses.)
Room and board constitute the
greatest portion of a student's ex-
penses, and one of the principal ad-
vantages which the cooperative
houses offer their members is the op-
portunity to slash these items to a
much lower figure than is obtainable
elsewhere.
The members of the Michigan co-
ops pay from $2.75 to $6.00 a week
for room and board. In order to
maintain these low rates the co-
ops have had to devise highly effi-
cient systems of purchasing and of
operating their houses.
In 1939 the Intercooperative Coun-
cil was established as a central pur-
chasing body for all the houses. Al-

the greatest efficiency and econo-
my can be effected.
The purchasing committee of the
ICC and also of the individual houses
must always look for buying prac-
tices which will save money and in-
crease efficiency. For example, un-
sold 'stocks of fresh vegetables are
purchased on Saturday nights from
local markets; canned goods are
bought by all the houses jointly in
large lots; milk is picked up at the
dairy by the ICC truck, thus saving
delivery costs: some of the houses
buy a whole side of beef at a time
and have it stored; and the ICC pur-
chasing committee is now investi-
gating the possibility of canning fruit
and vegetables.
But the maintaining of low rates
for room and board depends on in-
ternal management in the individual

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