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VOL. L. No. 15-S ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN1 SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1942
Reds SurrenderSmoulderingSevas
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2:15 A.M. FINAL
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British Buffet
Reeling Nazis
In, Turn-About
Egyptian Fight
Knifing German Pincers.
Is Snapped Off Short
Of.Alexandria, Tanks
Slash AtRommel Wing
Dispatehes Report
BayonetFighting
By HARRY CROCCKETT
Associated Press Correspondent
CAIRO, July 3.--P)-British forces
'tonight slashed at Axis Field Mar-
shal Erwin Ron mfel's rebuffed forces'
on the northern end of the El Ala-
mein line, 62 miles west of, Alexand-
ria, capturing numerous prisoners
and destroying a number of jguns
which the Axis troops were trying to
dig in on fixed positions.
(The Birtish radio, quoting a Cairo
dispatch, said tanks, artillery and
British infantry moved against the
BERN, Switzerland, July 3.-(P)
-Axis reports tonight had de-
clared that "several thousand ex-
cellently equipped American troops
took part in the fighting at El Ala-
mein" in the battle of Egypt but
there was no confirmation from
any official or other sources.
Axis late in- the day but the'enemy
"withdrew rapidly from all engage-
ments." The broadcast, heard in
New York by CBS, did not elaborate
on the action.)
The rumble of heavy guns could
be heard in Alexandria; but-'the fact.
that the fighting kept more or less
static indicated the' reinforced Im-
perial forces had brought the Axis'
advance to a halt, at least tempor-
arily.
Dispatches from the front said
bayonet and hand-grenade fighting
continued throughout Thursday night
Reorganizing after their first re-,
pulse since the British lost Tobruk1
June 21, the main body of Rommel's
armored forces was still west of the.
El Alamein defense. There was nol
indication they had renewed their
powerful drive against Alexandria 1
and the Nile Delta. ,
The concentration points for ,the
Axis armies after the battering they
received in their first all-out on-
slaught yesterday against El Alameint
were three or four milgs to the west1
of the British defenses at the mouth1
of the Qattara bottleneck.

'U' Army Reserve Plan
Opens For Enlistments
Deferment Program For Students Revealed; 2,400
Men Of -All Classes To Be Enrolled In Corps
By LEON GORDENKER
Opening of an Army Enlisted Reserve Corps to University men-2,400
of them-was announced yesterday by the University.
Enlistments will be sought from men who meet the requirements for
entrance into the Officers Training Corps. They must have a satisfactory
record and evidence of qualities of leadership.
The quota of 2,400 students will be made up from 960 first-year men,
740 second-year men, 450 third-year men and 250 fourth-year men. This
'quota will include approximately 200 men, mainly third and fourth year,
from the ROTC advanced corps and the Army Air Force deferred enlist-

ment plan. During the first year of the
<en
0.1
Prof. !Hopkins e,
To Address q
Convocatonsi

program the corps will be open to
nlistments from all undergr duates.
nly freshmen will be allowed to
nter after Jan. 1, 1943.
No Course Requirements
Enlistments carry no course re-
uirements. But under the Board of
tegents' ruling enlisted men wil
e required tj enroll in the Univer-
ty's physical hardening program.
Initial applications to the program
-jointly administered by the Uni-
ersity War Board and the ROTC-
an be made by interested men-ex-
ept those in the advanced ROTC~-
Room 1009 Angell Hall. Appli-
ants will be interviewed and if they
pear acceptable will be given ap-
.ication papers and advised of legal.
holastic and citizenship .require-
zents.
Further interviews and physical
xaminations will then be given ap-
4icants at the ROTC office. Those
ho pass this stage will be enlisted.
Examination Required
All enlisted men will -be required
> take an Army examination yet
be devised. It may, be taken on
r before dates which will be an-
Dunced later.
Those enrollees who fail to at-
ain the prescribed Army leviel will
e -inducted into the Army at the
nd of the current semester. The
wihe provisi6n ahppis 'to those who
ave school for any reason, but it
not required that the student at-
nd all three terms.
When enlisted men enter the
rmy, whether before or after grad-
ation, their status will be that of
draftee. They will be allowed to
tatek preference fOr a particular
ranch, of the service without Army
bligation to place them according
7 their wish.
On Selectee Basis
Although students will not enter
he Army as officers they will be
igible for an officer candidate
hool on the same basis as a selec-
e.
Enrollment in ROTC in the Uni-
ersity is not compulsory for re-
rve corps men, but it is open to
em. Those who fulfill advanced
'rps requirements will be commis-
nned after a brief training period.

Huge Saving
OnWar Cost
Held Possible
Henderson Declares Gain
Of 62 Billion Potential
BarringPrice Inflation
OPA Grants Small
July Sugar 'Bonus'
WASHINGTON, July 3.-(IP)-A
potential savings of $621000,000,000
in the cost of the war effort in the
next 20 months- out equal to a
year's outlay for miitary production
at maximum speed-is at stake,.Leon
Henderson contend d today, in the
Administration's fight to hold prices
of raw materials and commodities to
present levels.
Warning that the, danger of infla-
tion was becoming (more acute, the'
Price Administrator gave the Senate
Appropriations Subcommittee this
WASHINGTON, July 3.-(IP)-
A sugar "bonus" of two pounds for
every ration card holder, purchas-
able between July 10 and Aug. 22.
was announced by the. Office of
Price Administration tonight be-
cause of "somewhat heavier ship-
ments" of sugar into this country
than anticipated.
estimate in the course 'of testimony
to support his request for an increase
of $86,000,000 over the $75,000,000
voted by the House to finance OPA
for the next 12 months.
\In arriving at the $62,000,000,000
total-more than 404 times the $161,-
000,000 he seeks to run his agency-
Henderson said he calculated the av-
erage rise in prices during the last
war and compared this with the low-
er rtsthat.would zpsult t he. was
suceessful in maintaining present'
prices.
OPA ceilings already had resulted
in a saving of $5,000,000,000, he said,
on that part of the arms production
program thus far completed com-
pared to what it would have cost if
prices had been allowed to rise as
they did in. 1917.
Specifically, he pointed to what he
contended was a saving of $260,000,-
000 in the cost of copper and- $200,-
000,000 in the cost of steel used to
manufacture weapons of war.
IFC Rushng
RulesViolated
Fauver Issues Warning
To All Fraternities

WASHINGTON, July 3. --(')-
President Roosevelt bluntly warned
the Congressional Farm Bloc today
that the people would hold it strictly
accouDtable if it prevented the pro-
duction of an adequate supply of
meat for the nation's soldiers, sailors
and war workers.
With an accompanying condem-
nation of "pressure group tactics,"
the Chief Executive endeavored to
break the long deadlocked issue of
selling government holdings of sur-
plus grain at less than parity prices
for the purpose of feeding live stock.
In Agriculture Bill
The issue is bound up in the $680,-
000,000 appropriation bill for the
Agriculture Department. The House
wrote into that measure a prohibi-
tion against such sales. The Sen-.
ate, at the Administration's request,
voted to permit the sale of 125,000,000
bushels of wheat below parity, for
the purpose of booming live stock
production. (Parity is a price which
would give farm products the same
purchasing power they had between
1909 and 1914.)
The bill is stalled in conference,
with both House and Senate conferees
insisting upon the position taken by
their respective branches of Con-
gress. One result is that since the
new fiscal year began on Wednes-
day, the Agriculture Department has
been technically without funds.
Must Sell Grain
"The authorization to sell some of
the Government's holding of grain
for feeding purposes a 85 per cent
of the parity price for corn is essen-
tial if the armed services and the
civilian population are to be as-
sured adequate supplies of pork, beef,
milk, chicken . and eggs at prices
which will neither break through the-
ceiling nor require excessive subsi-
dies," Mr. Roosevelt said.
"Certainly, the Government or-
First Concert
of Summier-
Torlie.Tuesday
Two featured performers-Prof.
Gilbert Ross, violinist, and Blair Mc-
Coskey, baritone-will appear in the
first summer Faculty Concert at 8:30
p.m. Tuesday in Hill Auditorium.
Joseph Brinkman of the School
of Music will accompany them.
Professor of music at Smith Col..
lege, Prof. Ross will instruct in violin
at the music school's Summer Ses-
sion. He has appeared in concert
work in many of the largest cities
of America and in London and Ber-
lin.
Fresh from a New York Philhar-
monic Stadium Concert, McCoskey
will also serve as guest instructor in
the music school. He has appeared
with the Boston Symphony and the
Minneapolis Symphony orchestras as
well as with the New' York Phil-
harmonic.
Included in the program will be
Beethoven's "Sonata for Violin and
Piano in C Minor, Opus No. 2,"
Bach's "Cantata No. 158" in which
all three artists will appear and sev-
eral vocal pieces sung by McCoskey.

President Bluntly Warns Farm
Bloc Against Pressure Tactics
Tells Group People Will Blame Them For Any Block
Of Production Of Meat For Armed Forces

ganized for total war must have the
authority to deploy its resources
promptly and in sufficient volume to
speed victory. We have surpluses of
grain; we have on-coming stringen-
cies and shortages in certain meats,
fats and oils.
"The only real issue involved here
is whether the Government should
be free to use its feed resources to
produce food for the wartime effort.
When this fact becomes clear, I am
certain that pressure group tactics
will not prevail and that the action
taken by the Congress will reflect
the nation's needs.
"Should resistance to these pro-
posals persist, I am confident that
the people will hold those responsible
to strict account."
1-B Registrantsm
Will Be Drafted
For Active Duty
Army To Assign Limited
Service To Physically
Defective Deferred Men
WASHINGTON, July 3.-(P)-In
the first draft of Selective Service
registrants classed other than 1-A,
the rapidly expanding Army on Au-
gust 1 will begin calling men with
minor physical defects who have been
heretofore deferred and placed. in
class 1-B.
They will be assigned to,."limited
duty" in which their physical defects
will be no serious handicap;
An Army announcement today sai
inductions under the new policy
would be limited for the time being
to those "able to bring to the Army
a useful vocation which was followed
in civil life."
Everygne Meant
Asked to expand on that point,
the War Department said this state-
ment should be taken to mean any-
one capable of doing almost any use-
ful work and not just persons with
some particular skills or training.
The 1-B draftees will be ordered
to Corps Area service, the War De-
partment organization or other such
posts. By taking over these jobs, they
will free other physically fit soldiers
for assignment to combat units.
When called, the 1-B selectees will
be re-examined and if found quali-
fied for unlimited military service
will be inducted as class 1-A regis-
trants. The Army said it would ac-
cept for limited service men:
1-B's Reexamined
Whose weight and chest circum-
ference do not meet 1-A standards
but do not fall in class 4; who have
minimum 20-400 sight in one or both
eyes if correctible with glasses to 20-
40 in either eye; whose hearing in
one or both ears is not less than 5-20,
with complete deafness in one ear
permitted if hearing in the other is
10-20 or better; who have insuffi-
cient teeth if the defect is correctible
by dentures.
The Army said regular quotas.of
1-B men would be inducted, but did
not disclose the total number of this
class that might be called eventually.

PROF. LOUIS A. HOPKINS
Prof. Louis A. Hopkins, director of
the Summer Session, will address the
membership of the Session at Convo-
cation Vespers at 8 p.m. tomorrow in
the Rackham Lecture Hall.
"The University in War Time" will
be the subject of Professor Hopkins'
speech, stressing the effects of war
on colleges and the new responsibili-
ties forced on them,
A special A Cappella choir and
group singing by the entire assembly
will be led by Prof. Maynard Klein
of the School of Music. Prayers will
be offered by Dr. Edward W. Blake-
man; Counselor in Religious Educa-
tion.

Embattled
Defenders
Leave C ity
Claim Repulse Of Nazis,
Destruction Of Tanks
In Vital Kursk Area
Germans Triumph
After Eight Months

MOSCOW, Saturday, July 4.-(/P)-
The heroic Russian garrison which
fought amid the smoking ruins of
Sevastopol finally has withdrawn
from the city, the Soviets announced
early today.
In the Kursk area 280 miles south
of Moscow, however, the Red Army
"repulsed big and fierce tank at- 1
tacks," the communique said.
"The enemy is suffering enormous
losses," the bulletin said of the Kursk
bttle. "In one day's fighting the -
enemy lost over 250 tanks-and 15,000
officers and men killed."
The last-ditch defenders of the big
Black Sea fortress evacuated Sevas-
topol after a heroic 8-month siege,
the Russians acknowledged. Presum-
ably the gallant but decimatedgarri-
son still is fighting outside the city
in a narrow corner of the peninsula.
The greatest action however rolled
along 'the Kursk sector over a wide
front where the Germans threw
waves of men against the Red peas-
ant troops in ,an effort to break
through toward the Caucasus and
separate the southern, and central
Soviet armies.
of this action which extended as
far south as Volchansk, the post-
midnight communique said:
"During July 3 in the Kursk direc-
tion our troops repulsed big and
,fiere_,tankttacks of the Germa
Fascist troops. The enemy is suft
fering enormous losses, In one day's
fighting the enemy lost -over 250
tanks and 15,000 officers and men
killed.
"In the Belgorod-Volchansk direc-
tion our troops repelled enemy at-
tacks."
Volchansk is 100 miles south of
Kursk, and a supplementary bulletin
said the 200 German tanks crashed
against Soviet positions there at the+
point nearest Voronezh Province,
guardian of the Upper Caucasus.
Dozens of Nazi tanks were left
burning in no-man's-land when the
Nazis retreated to their original post-
tions, the communique sid.
Nine To Play:
Here Tuesday
By MIKE DANN
Michigan, possessing the only sum-
mer baseball team in the Western
Conference, 'will open its third semes-
ter schedule against King-Seeley of
the City Baseball League on the Ferry
Field diamond this coming Tuesday
night.
The cottest will be a twilight af-
fair and will start at 6:30 p.m.
Coach Ray Fisher will send a
green .eam against King-Seeley,
which is considered the finest nine
in the city. *
The Wolverines have only held
ufor drills so far this season, but
Coach Fisher is already fairly sure
of his starting team
As far as pitching is concerned
Michigan seems fairly well stocked
with possibilities. Jack Redinger,
who was a regular pitcher for George
Washington several seasons ago, ap-
pears to be the ablest of the Maize
and Blue mound staff and conse-
quently will get the nod against
King-Seeley in the opener,
Bob Chappius of Toledo will prob-
ably do most of the catching for the
Varsity. Bob Vernier, another Tole-
do youth, will be at first base while.
Tommy Higgins, a reserve infielder
of the Michigan Varsity this spring,
will be at second. On the other side
of the infield Fisher will start two
freshmen, shortstop Roland Bran-
deau and third baseman Howard
Wikel.
Don Lund. the year's most versatile

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VOL. I. No. 2 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN JULY 4, 1942

t

The cornrstone of Mi-
chigan's blic Health
Building was laid this
week in a simple ceremony
. the new building will
be just about across the
street from Mosher-Jor-
dan on Observatory . .
Dean Clarence S. Yoakum
placed a copper box con-
taiing papers and docu-
ments pertinent to the news
building in the cornerstone
sponsored by the W.
K. Kellogg and Rockefeller
Foundations, it will be
three storieshigh and
will contain, besides class-
rooms, special labs for the
study of diseases, mental
hygiene and nutrition.
A National Defense map-
ping course opens here to-
morrow ...qualifica-
tions: be a woman or a
man over 45 or a 4F boy.
Orin W. Kaye,! state NYA
adminiStrator announces
that more than 18,000 uni-
versity, college and high
school students were aided
through school during the,
past year with NYA funds.

Don't Try This In An A-6 .a
Spunky little Joan Tesch, a 19 year-old Ann Arbor
student pilot, is the luckiest girl in town this week.
She took an Aeronca up one evening and soon
fainted dead away at the stick. For nearly an hour
Joan's plane- circled lazily over the field, climbing just
a little bit all the time. Finally she snapped out of her
coma, twice tried to land the plane but found she didn't
have enough energy. A third time she tried it, gunned
the motor and-spuff-she was out of gas . . . but she
made a "good" dead-stick landing in a cornfield. When
she stepped out of the plane she fainted again,
She still doesn't know why she fainted. A worker
over at the Ford Willow Run bomber plant, Joan thought
she was over the plant when she came out of the faint.
"I thought," she said, "that anti-aircraft fire would
come ripping through the fuselage any second . . . I
was plenty scared.!"

Anderson, of Ann fArbor
and a '42 graduate, was
killed Wednesday in a mo-
tor accident near Howell.
* * *
U. M. Sports .®.
Just about anybody en-
rolled or connected with
the U. of M. can play on
Ray Fisher's summer base-
ball team this year which
opens its season Tuesday
against the fast-moving
King-Seeley nine on Ferry
Field. King-Seeley took its
tenth straight in the In-
dustrial League last week.
All eligibility rules have
been dropped for the sum-
mer and locker-room gos-
sip is that even old Ray
Fisher himself-the for-
mer big leaguer-may toss
a few. Freshmen are out
too and the 'only returning
Varsity man will be sec-
ond sacker Tommy Hig-
gins. Pitcher George Ren-
inger and Catcher Bob
Chappius are good looking
frosh.
Sports Notes: Varsity
end JoeR ners and Bob

Citing the fact that solne fraterni-
ties have broken the summer rush-
ing regulations by approaching first
semester freshmen in the dormitories
and elsewhere, John W. Fauver, '43E,
president of the IFC, issued a final
warning to all houses yesterday that
fines will henceforth be imposed for
all rushing carried on illegally.
In an appeal to freshmen, asking
for their cooperation in this matter,
Fauver declared that no man will be
allowed to pledge any fraternity hext
fall if that house has had contact
with him during the summer. This
does not apply to contact by mail,;
however.
As the rulings are set up at the
present time, rushing can be carried
on in cases where the independent
man has been on the campus{ at least
one semester, providing that all con-
tact work, and even pledging, is done
outside of the fraternity houses.
The fines for violations range from
$25 to $50, the IFC being the final
judge of all cases.
Lieut.-Gen. Somervell
Lands At Airport Here
Threatening weather brought a
huge Army DC-3 plane bearing Lieut.
Gen. Brehon B. Somervell, chief of
the Army Services of Supply, to an
unscheduled 20-minute stop at Ann
Arbor Airport yesterday afternoon.
Presumably on his way back from
I.anna to Dntroit. Genera Smer-

Baird Altman Cast As Leads
In Repertory Play,'The Rivals'

day . . . Michigan's July
quota is $48,000,000m
approximately 800 Univer-
sity staff members have
signed up for voluntary
payroll deductions for bond
purchasing . . . every-
body from Dr. Ruthven to
the janitor can, and is,
signing up for it.
Passnrt Photos .

Lieut.-Gen. William S.
Knudsen will tour Ann Ar-
bor war plants Thursday
Prof. A. H. Lovell,
engine college secretary,
warns that a shortage of
engineers may cause a pro-
duction bottle-neck . . The
Union has started a "share
your car" drive . . . The
Stuinn Sena i war stampn

The curtain rises at 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday at the Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre on Richard Brinsley
Sheridan's witty period play, "The
Rivals," initial offering of the 1942
Repertory Players.
Cast in the role of Mrs. Malaprop,
she of the multisyllabic words, is
Claribel Baird, who is here for her
sixth season with the Repertory Play-
ers. Mrs. Baird played the feminine
lead in last season's "George Wash-
ington Slept Here."
University students enrolled in the
Department of Speech fill the other
roles in this play of 18th century
London. Bob Acres, wooer and loser
in a romantic battle, known for his

"The Bluebird" and Glee Club mas-
ter of ceremonies, wins the fair
lady's hand in the role of Captain
Absolute.
A booming-voiced newcomer to the
Repertory stage, Richard Stewart,
'44, allpears as the self-assured and
meddling Sir Lucius, a role created
by the author for himself. The part
of Julia is taken by Eleanor Hughes,
while Philip Swander, '44, who en-
tered campus dramatics in "Under
the Gaslight," portrays Faulkland.
Others in the cast are Catherine
Fletcher, '43, as Lucy; Merle Webb,
'42, as Thomas; Richard Strain, '42,
as Fag, and John Hathaway as the
Boy.

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