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SUNDAY. JUNE 21. 1942
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Nation-Wide Rubber Hunt Enters
Second Week As Volume Soars
Farmer, factory worker and store
keeper alike were busily engaged in
hunting down old tires, handle grips
and garden hose as the first week of
the national rubber drive came to a
close today with officials hastily
computing the rising toll of scrap.
The weekend heralded many new
methods of collecting scrap which
have added to the soaring totals. Ac-
Pens ion Plant
Bhack, Or Hello
WASHINGTON, June 20.-WP)--
Congress is being asked for action
now on old age pensions.
Members of the House have been
urged to sign a petition to force con-
sideration of a tax-for-pensions bill
(HR1036) described by Representa-
tive Hook (Dem.-Mich.) as offering
a solution of economic problems af-
ter the war.
Shelved by the House Ways and
Means Committee, the bill is a modi-
fied Townsend Plan calling for an
intricate revenue program intended
to raise funds with which to retire
eveyone 60 years old or over.rEli-
gibles would receive varying amounts
up to $200 a month.
Proponents contend that the tax
on gross incomes would net a vast
sum out of which there would be
surpluses with which gradually to
liquidate the national debt.
No Time To Delay
Hook told the House that this was
-no time to sidetrack economic and
social problems and suggested that
it was the duty of Congress to meet
the situation now provided such ac-
tion did not impede the war effort.
"We, as legislators, as parliament-
arians in a democracy," he said in a
speech to the House, "have the re-
sponsibility for making democracy
work and for making democracy se-
"During the past 20 years we have
seen the slow, but steady fadeaway
of parliamentary bodies ... the main
reason has been their failure to solve
the economic and social problems of
"Perhaps, if we, if Congress, if our
parliamentary, legislative body does
not use its powers to solve the social
and economic problems of our peo-
ple, this body, as parliamentary bod-
ies elsewhere, also may disappear.
"We still have an opportunity to
prove ourselves worthwhile and it is
imperative that we do so. Let us
unite to bring this pension bill on
the floor for discussion to settle some
bf our current problems and to pre-
pare for the peace to come.
Union Plans Meeting
For Staff Tryouts
There will be a meeting of try-
outs for the Michigan Union staff
at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Ter-
race Room of the Union.
At the meeting, Don West, '43E,
president of the Union, will outline
the summer program and tryouts will
be assigned to committees. Work on
the Orientation, Cooperative, Organ-
izational, Social and Publicity Com-
mittees offers training in officed ad-
ministration, public relations and de-
cording to reports from the state de-
fense council, at least 4,500,000
E pounds of old rubber have been col-
lected. This figure does not include
the large amounts which have been
amassing at gas stations throughout
r the states or the large shipments en-
route to collection depots. Earlier
in the week, officials of the Michigan
Council of Defense estimated that
8,000,000 pounds of rubber had been
turned in at Michigan gas stations in
the first three days of the drive.
Many communities were active in
adopting new collection schemes to
spark the drive to hoped for quotas.
A big 'all horse' parade took place
in Jackson and another was planned
in Dowagiac. Mason citizens were'
called by telephone operators and
given a message urging participation
in the drive. A canvass by oil com-
pagly trucks is planned.
The County Agricultural War
Board, through the township CDVO
chairmen, is directing the scavenger
hunt for rubber in rural parts of
Walter P. Leonard
Helen May Gasser and Walter P.
Leonard were married yesterday in
an evening ceremony at the First
Mrs. Hattie May Gasser gave away
the bride while Stephen Michael
served as best man. The maid of
honor was Winifred Gasser, sister
of the bride.
Mr. Leonard has been employed as
compositor for The Michigan Daily
for the past four years while at-
tending the University. Miss Gasser
is a graduate of the University Art
School and is now a teacher in Fern-
dale High School.
The bridesmaids were Ruth and
June Leonard, sisters of the bride-
groom, Kathryn Stronx, and Ella
Lau.man. The ushers were Austin
Beebe, James Cooper, Bartlett Cady,
and Edward Perlberg.
The Michigan Chapter of the Na-
tional Fraternity of Pi Tau Pi Sigma,
honorary and professional Signal
Corps fraternity, has been voted the
National Headquarters for the com-
ing year, it was announced yesterday
by ROTC officials.
The local chapter was chosen by
six out of the eight active chapters
participating in the election. In the
past this election has been held at
the ROTC summer camp, but as this
camps has been discontinued for
"the duration" the election this year
was by mail.
By this election, officers of the
Michigan, or Delta Chapter, auto-
matically become the National offi-
cers for the year. President Robert
L. Brigham, '43E; secretary-treas-
urer Robert P. Tillson, '43E, and
historian-editor James B. Pierce.
'43E, will take over the affairs of
the fraternity this summer from the
University of Minnesota chapter
which had the National Headquar-
ters last year.
Any member of the
ROTC Signal Corps may1
to membership in Pi Tau
which was founded at
about 20 years ago.
Lantz To Leave
associate pastor of the First Meth-
odist church here for the past three
years and an instructor in the Uni-
versity department of speech, Rev. J.
Edward Lantz will leave soon to be-
come pastor of the Methodist church
ta Rossville, Ind., it was learned yes-
terday. Rev. Lantz is a graduate of
the Yale Divinity School and has
taken a. master's degree from the
University speech department.
KEEP A-HEAD OF YOUR HAIR
with a Scalp Treatment, Crew Cut
or Personality Hair Style.
Th e DASCOLA BARBERS
Between State and Mich. Theatre '
I T'S M a c A R T H U R P A R K N 0 W-Westlake Park in Los Angeles, shown in this picture with some of the buildings of the
business district in the background, has been renamed MacArtiur Park, in honor of Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
Complete Supply of
Books Sold Out Last Week,
"Everything for the Student"
316 South State
White - haired Russian lynx is
used in this Dein-Bacher jacket,
for summer evening wear, de-
signed in torso length with skins
swirling at the bottom.
DESERT WAR . . . AND MEDICINE-Somewhere in the western desert, doctors and nurses of a New
Zealand unit operate in a tent hospital under lights intensified by the tins that bore gasoline to the fight-
ing forces. Some 50 New Zealand nurses have put in seven months in the hospital. Doctors have made
use of intravenous and spinal anesthetics in their desert operations and call it a revolutionary advance for
wartime. Weston ianes, Associated Press photograpl'er in Africa, made this picture.
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COMMANDS YANK FLIERS
Col. Harry A. Halverson (above)
of Boone, Ia., commands the U.S.
Air Forces which pounced on
Italian naval units in operations
from Libya. It was a force un-
der his command, headed by
Maj. Alfred F. Kalberer that
scored 35 direct bomb hits on
two Italian battleships in the
GALLERY RIMS GREEN-A Hale America Tourney gallery watches as Byron Nelson (left, on green)
tried unsuccessfully to sink a long putt on the 18th green at Ridgemoor Club, Chicago. Awaiting their
turns are Paul Runyan (dark sweater) and Harry Cooper (far right). Nelson's first round score was 69,
Cooper's 67 and Runyan's 72.
Slacks $3.95 up
Shorts $2.95 up
Shirts $1,00 up
Overalls $2.95 up
Play Shoes $2.95