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WEflNES DAY, ITTY 1, 1942

Concentration Camp Horrors
Revealed By American Woman

British Schools
Still Carry On,



JERSEY CITY, N. J., June 30.-(i)
--Out of the darkness of Gestapo
prisons today came Ruth Mitchell,
sister of the late Brig.-Gen. Billy
Mitchell, who told of death before
firing squads for friends among her
fellow British and American women
prisoners during the 14 months she
spent in German concentration
Herthin face lined and wrinkled
by the hardships she had experi-
enced, Miss Mitchell recounted in a
matter of fact way her life at the
hands of the Nazis after her seizure
in Dubrovnik, an Adriatic port, fol-
lowing the Axis invasion of Yugo-
slavia in 1941.
The American woman, whose
brother was one of this country's
earliest advocates of a strong air
force, was one of 949 passengers
brought from Lisbon aboard the dip-
lomatic exchange liner Drottning-
holm. Among them were more than
500 Americans.
"I am going to spend my life look-
ing after the children of these vic-
tims of the German horror," she
The only way to beat Germany,
she said, was to bomb the country
from the air. This is the kind of
treatment the Germans "can't take,"
she said.
She expressed belief she was one
of the first foreigners ever admitted
to the Comitadji, the Yugoslav Chet-
nik (guerrilla) organization, whose
members prefer death to surrender.
This organization is now diverting
five German divisions by "magnifi-
cent" guerrilla tactics in Yugoslavia.
Beside 42 Canadian and Latin-
American nationals and a group of
minor United States diplomatic offi-



(dais, the ship brought 17-year-old
James F. D. Roosevelt, fifth cousin
of President Roosevelt, en route to
join his father in Haiti. He had been
living at Lyons in unoccupied France
with his mother since the German
invasion forced him to flee his na-
tive Paris.
Altogether Miss Mitchell was in-
carcerated in 12 prisons. She said
nothing more filthy existed in the
world than those camps where she
was treated "like a criminal" until
five days before she was freed when
the Germans "fell backwards" to be
Morris Hall
Will Present
Radio Series
Starting Monday, July 13, and
continuing for five weeks the Uni-
versity radio studios in Morris Hall
will originate five 15-minute pro-
grams each week. These programs
will be broadcast over radio station
WJR in Detroit.
Head of the department of radio
at Morris Hall for the Summer Ses-
sion is Prof. David Owen. Professor
Owen is new this year and formerly
produced and directed such programs
as: "First Nighter," "Jack Arm-
strong," "Skippy," "Rin Tin Tin" and
"Scattergood" serials. He came to
the University from Chicago's Blac-
kett-Sample-Hummert station.
The programs this summer will
be broadcast from 3:15 to 3:30 p.m.
on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
and between 9 and 9:30 a.m. on Sat-
The Friday program will include a
series of talks by visiting professors
and members of the Summer Session
staff. The first 15 minutes of the
Saturday program will be a contin-
uation of the children's programs
which were broadcast last term.
The series "It Happened Before,"
based on research from the Clements
Library and dealing with the Ameri-
can Revolution, is to be continued
throughout the summer. Another
program planned is to be built upon
original stories written by students
in radio writing classes. When speak-
ing of the student written programs,
Professor Owen said, "These pro-
grams will probably run the gamut
from fantasies to stark tragedy."
Today's News
Oan Campus.. ..
SRA Holds Forum
Yosh Kawano will lead the Asso-
ciation Discussion Group when it
meets tonight at 730 in Lane Hall.
Ethical questions involved in cur-
rent events have highlighted the
luncheon groups sponsored by the
Student Religious Association each
Saturday noon.
Past exchanges of opinion have
discussed whether or not Congress-
men should depend upon the inter-
ests and opinions of their constitu-
ents or their own judgment, and whe-
ther an ethical war is possible.
I-M Program Starts
Intramural competition in three
sports, softball, tennis and golf, will
be organized this week under the
supervision of Earl Riskey, director
of intramural sports. All summer
school students are eligible for com-
petition and should register with
Mr. Riskey sometime this week.
First Aid Registration
Anyone wishing to take the First
Aid," Red Cross defense course must
sign up in Miss McCormick's office

in the League by the end of this
week. No further enrollments will
be taken after this week.

LANSING, June 30.-(R1)-Dr. Evan
Davies, London educator, told the
state administrative board today how
British schools carried on during Ger-
many's heaviest bombings, the pupils
clearing up the debris of bomb-blast-
ed buildings so they could attenda
classes as usual.
Dr. Davies is conferring with
United States educators on a tour of
the country, declaring Great Britain
hopes to adopt the best features of
the American public school system
in the post war reconstruction.
"The war," Dr. Davies said in an
informal address to the state admin-
istrative board, "has brought a social
revolution to England. The result is
that there no longer will be anyone
very rich or very poor there."
New-Found Economy
And in this new-found economy,
the government and citizens are
reaching out to bring more oppor-
tunities for higher education to
groups which in the past were denied
He said an example of how Eng-'
land met Germany's bombs was con-
tained in a note brought to her class
by a pupil who was tardy. It asked
the teacher to excuse the child's
tardiness, because she had been
trapped in debris of her home at
2 a.m. and was not extricated until
8 a.m.
Evacuation's Problems
He cautioned that great care must
be taken in planning the evacuation
of children from danger areas, but
said in London six months of plan-
ning enabled the removal of 604,000
children in three days without acci-
dent to any of the children. Many
of them subsequently returned, and
the need for schools was established
by a wave of juvenile delinquency
among the returned youngsters until
schools were reopened.
League Sponsors
Initial Dancing
Lesson Tonight
The first of six intermediate danc-
ing lessons will be given at .7:30 p.m.
today in the League Ballroom with
Miss Ethel McCormick, social direc-
tor of the League, instructing.
There will be a charge of $1.50 for
the complete series of intermediate
dancing lessons and the same applies
to beginning dancing classes held
each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the
ballroom. Miss McCormick will also
instruct the beginners. Anyone want-
ing to sign up but who has not done
so may register at the ballroom be-
fore the classes or in the social di-
rector's office.

Women's sports activities this sum-
mer have met with a great deal of in-
terest and a correspondingly large
enrollment. Registration at this time
is around 400.
Dr. Margaret Bell, chairman of the
department of physical education for
women, calls attention to the fact
that a medical recheck at the Health
Service is a necessary prerequisite to
participation in these classes. At this
time there are nearly 50 appointments
per day which have not been signed
up for. Women students, therefore,
are advised to get their appoint-
ments in immediately because later
dates are filled.
Starting Tuesday and Thursday at
8:30 p.m. in the Union Pool, female
fanciers of the old aqua will have the
opportunity of earning their Senior
Red Cross Life Saving Certificates or
of renewing their old certificates.
In the opinion of the physical edu-
cators on campus, all good swimmers
should become life savers. It offers
an opportunity to help prevent acci-
dents. It's good exercise. It might
get you a job as life guard at a
beach or pool.
* * *
Beginning the women's athletic
competition for the summer will be a
tennis tournament. Mixed doubles
and women's singles matches will be
played. Entries in this event must
sign at the Women's Athletic Build-
ing by July 3.
Golfing enthusiasts will get their
chance also. It will come in the form
of 18 holes of medal play on the
University course. Scores will be due
at the desk of the WAB on July 13.
As a warm-up to the regulation
golf matches, a putting contest will
be held at 4:30 p.m., July 10 on the
putting greens at Palmer Field.
Other tournaments to be posted in
the near future will consist of com-
petition in archery, deck tennis, table
tennis, horseshoes, swimming and
Slightly used but still very good
girl's gym clothes can be had at a
reasonable price from Mrs. Black-
burn, Barbour Gym attendant, any
day between 10 and 12 in the morning
or between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Sleeping Sickness Persists
CHICAGO, June 30.-(/P)-Forty-
seven weeks ago seven-year-old
Elaine Esposito went under an an-
aesthetic and had her appendix re-
moved, and today she sleeps on in a
coma that has persisted since leav-
ing the operating table. Ten months
of hospital treatment have failed to
alleviate the condition, which has
brought many specialists to her bed-


%iULY 4
ROCKET VALUES for the 4th
Today begins our July Clearance Sale with
more grand values added to these groups.
ALL WOOL SHETLANDS - Twills in black, navy, blue. Tweeds
and Camel's Hair in natural at $14.95, $19.95, $25.95. Values
to $39.95. Sizes 9-44, 16 to 261/2.
One Group of "SHORTIE COATS . . . $10 ... in red, natural,
blue, maize, rose. Gabardine and Shetlands. It's a coat to toss
over everything all summer!
One group of SPRING SUITS. Plaids, Pastels, Shetlands. Were
$16.95 to $29.95. Now 2 price.
SUMMER SUITS of Gabardine, Teca Linen, Shantung in
pastels, red, green turftan and dark colors. Sizes 9-17, 10-25.
$14.95, $12.00, $10.00.
JACKET SUITS - Printed or solid colors, dresses with match-
ing wool or linen jackets at $14.95, $12.95, $10, Sizes 9-17, 10-44.
DRESSES ... Better dresses. Black, Navy, Prints, Pastel Crepes.
Good fashion investments for cool days now or Fall or next
Spring. Many are less than of original price.
SUMMER PASTELS and PRINTS in jerseys, sheers, and bem-
bergs. Also evening and dinner dresses. Three groups: $10.00,
$14.95, 19.95.. Sizes from 9-17, 10-46, 16/-251/2. (The $19.95
group includes all new $22.95 values.)
One group of PRINTS, PASTELS, and DARK CREPES. Values
to $14.95.
All better COTTONS to $10.95 at $7.00.
Odds and ends in BLOUSES. $2.00 and $3.00, values to $5.95.
Odds and ends in FABRIC GLOVES. $1.00 values at 39c.
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SURE - we all know we'll have less leisure time to
play this summer - but what of it? All the more
reason why we should enjoy every precious second
of it - so play to stay healthy - it's patriotic! You'll
feel better - look better - and you'll be right there
when it comes to doing better work for Uncle Sam.
So make the most of your free time - play and relax
when you can - and come to us for the cool, com-
fortable clothes you need to make-playtime more fun.
Travel and Play Dresses . . . $4.00 up
2- and 3-piece Playsuits . . . $3.50 up
Slack Suits . . . . . . . . . $. 95 upSEPA R


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