THE MICHIAN DAILY
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Co. A Choir To
To Repeat 'Concordia
Laetitia' by Request
"Concordia Laetitia," repeated by
popular request, will be the opening
number by the All-Soldier Choir of
Company A, 3651st S. U., at 10 a.m.
Saturday over Station WJR.
A Russian Red Army Song, "Song
of the Plain," will be the second se-
lection of the chorus. This will be
followed by a special arrangement of
"Begin the Beguine"by Bill Sawyer.
The soldier choir will also sing this
number at the League dance Satur-
day, Aug. 14.
Guest Choir to Sing
"The Lord's Prayer" by Kastolsky,
sung by a feminie guest choir of the
Congregational Church will be the
next selection on the program.
Pvt. Robert Cohn will then recite a
passage from "King Richard Second"
with a chorus of "God Save the
King" as background. Pvt. Cohn, a
graduate of the University of Wash-
ington, lived in England for many
Play Will Be Given
Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Murder
of Lidice" will then be presented by
members of Company A. Pvts. Milton
Stanzler- and Robert Langbaum
worked on the script, while Pvts.
John Baucher, Cohn, Phillip Foise,
Grant Goodman, Bernard Rush, Gor-
don Cotler and Alvin Yudkoff make
up the cast.
A Rachmaninoff piano solo by Pvt.
Eugene Blakenship will follow.
Pvt. Rush will be announcer for
This marks the last in a series of
}broadcasts by Company A under the
the direction of Pvt. Stanzler.
Co. A Choir
Rehearsals for the concert to be
iven at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug.- 14, in
i Auditorium by the All-Soldier
Choir of Company A, 3651st S.U., are
being held regularly, Pvt. Milton
Stanzler, chairman, said yesterday.
-Three religious works, "Benedic-
tus," by Certon, "Concordi Laetitia,"
14th century hymn and "Salvation
Is Created,'.' by P., Tschesnokoff, are
included in program.
Tenor Solos To Be Given .
There will be two tenor solos by
Pvt. Arthur Flynn and three tradi-
tional songs by the choir, "Gaudea-
mus Igitur," "Drink to Me Only with
Thine Eyes" and "Song of the
Then choir, accompanied by the
orchestra, will also sing "The Drum,"
and "A Soldier's Goodnight," hit
song of "Nips in the Bud."
Two Negro spirituals and two sea
chanties are also scheduled for the
choir, while Pvts. Robert Kurka and
Otto Graf will play the last move-
ment of the violin sonata.
'Marching Song' Wil Close Concert
The concert will close with the
"Marching Song," sung by the entire
company, and the National Anthem
The choir, under the direction of
Bill Sawyer, rehearses an average of
three hours a week, Pyt. Stanzler
Plans for a new version of "Nips in
the Bud," emphasizing the "Army
Goes to College" theme, are being
made, he added. It will be presented
sometime in September as a part of
the fall bond drive, with a war bond
as admission charge.
Dr. A. White Heads
Dr. Alfred H. White, of the chemi-
eal engineering department, has
been named head of an advisory
committee on chemical matters for
this area, Detroit War Production of-
ficals said yesterday.
The committee will not do any ex
perimental work, but will discuss
problems with manufacturers an
try to make helpful suggestions in an
advisory capacity, Dr. White said.
Inquiries may be addressed to Dr
White concerning the work the com-
mittee is doing.I
Double Trouble for Submarines
Selective Service orders recently
put into effect by the War Manpower
Commission make minor changes in
students' draft deferment eligibility,
Clark Tibbits, director of the Univer-
sity War Board said yesterday.
This is the set-up including
Students in medicine and allied
fields are eligible for deferments if
they have completed their training
within 24 months of certification by
the school that the student can fin-
ish his training in that time.
Pre-professional students in med-
icine, dentistry, veterinary medi-
icine, osteopathy and theology are
eligible for 24 month deferments af-
ter acceptance by a professional
The same deferments may be
granted to students of forestry, op-
tometry and agricultural sciences,
provided that the school has not ex-
panded this training more than 150
Dropped from consideration for
deferment are heating, ventilating,
refrigerating, air conditioning, safety
and transportation engineers. Agri-
cultural engineers are eligible for de-
None of these categories is auto-
matically deferred, but individuals
must apply for deferments if they are
Choir To Give Cantata
"The Holy City," a sacred canata
by Alfred R. Gaul, will be presented
bythe adult choir of the First Meth-
odist Church at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Sicily Area Director
778 'U' Men Eligible
For Advanced Course
Approximately 778 apprentice sea-
men studying under the local Navy
V-12 student training program will
be eligible to apply for Naval Re-
serve Officers' Training Corps Train-
ing in March 1944, Naval officers
here announced today.
This group, composing the largest
part of the V-12 unit, must finish
two semesters of college before they
may apply for the advanced training
leading to commissions, officials said.
The new regulationsfollow an an-
nouncement from Navy Headquarters
in Washington, D. C., qualifying V-12
trainees for training leading to com-
The approximately 250 former
NROTC members of the V-12 pid-
gram now living in uniform in West
Quad are eligible for commissions in
the regular Navy on completion of
The only other training leading to
commissions is that offered at the
U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.
Two destroyer escort boats slide down the ways at Charleston, S.C., Navy Yard after bvivg cliristened.
They are U.S.S. Craig and U.S.S. Eichenberger. The boats, which are used as convoy vessels, are able to
maneuver out of the way of torpedoes. They prom ise a lot of trouble for enemy U-boats attacking
EMBARKATION FOR COMBAT:
PROF. WESLEY A. STURGES
... of Yale University has been
appointed by the state department
as area director for American civil-
ian affairs in liberated Sicily.
By WILLIA FRYE
Associated Press correspondent
NEW YORK PORT OF EMBAR-
This it is.
This is the jumping off plae,
the spot where soldiers start to-
ward combat. Here is the aware-
ness of the sea, of its mystery and
danger - sudden awareness, the
vision of far battles, the hard knot
that won't dissolve in the stomach.
This is the loading of a troop ship.
The ferry pushes its ugly flat face,
catfish-mouthed, into the pool of
light at the end of the pier, nuzzles
gently up against the pilings, its en-
Band Blares Forth
Suddenly the band in the light
blares into rhythmic sounds-"Noth-
ing Can Stop the Army Air Corps,"
"The Caissons Go Rolling Along,"
then, oddly, "She's Nobody's Sweet-
heart Now," "Sweet Sue," "I'll Be
Round to Get You in a Taxi, Honey."
"You'd be surprised," the Colonel
says, low voice, "the things they
ask the band to play. We had to
fight like hell to get permission to
have a band here. Got 'em to
change the regulations. Funny, the
things they ask for. Means a lot
to 'em. Been a helluva morale fac-
Strange how soldiers all look alike.
There are tall men and short men,
thin ones and fat ones, but no indi-
viduals until, for some reason, the
line halts, and one of them takes off
his helmet, and is just Joe Doakes,
the kid from three doors up the
street, with a girl in the house at
the corner, and a jalopy waiting for
the two of them when he gets back.
He was always tinkering with that
SJoe Is Gone
Then the line jerks into motion
again, the helmet goes back on, and
Joe's gone-another soldier moves
around the M. P. acting as pylon
climbs the stairs to the floor above
moves up to the desk where his name
. is checked against the passenger list
f a safe arrival card is filled out foi
mailing to his family when the shi
reaches the other side, and he get
1a pasteboard telling him where t
find his own particular spot or
Not so tense, now. The music,
the wise crack from the General
who was standing alongside as Joe
stepped off the ferry, the lemonade
and doughnuts and candy and cig-
arettes from the pleasant women in
the trim uniform of the Red Cross,
the bustle over last minute routine
at the desk-one or another or all
have eased the jaw-tight grimness
of the moment.
s Up the gang plank, pushini
Y against the cleats, and there's a
momentary shock, stepping out o
the shed, at the sight of the big shi]
silent beside the pier.
- Moment Is Tense
s Coming aboard is the tensest mom
d ent of Joe Doakes' Army life, al
7 though he knew, generally an
vaguely, from the moment he wa
. sworn in that the time probab
- would come, and has known since h
reached the staging area that
would come soon-maybe a couple
of days, maybe a week, maybe longer,
but pretty soon.
By the time physical and equip-
ment inspections are completed, the
order for Joe's unit to entrain may
have been received. Maybe it won't
come through for a while, but sooner
or later it does and the unit is
marching from the barracks to the
trains waiting in the large yards in-
side the camp.
While Joe is being checked
aboard the troop transport, other
ships, miles away, are lying along-
side other piers, loading with sup-
plies. All to keep Joe in the best
fighting trim, with everything he
needs, and as much as possible of
the other stuff that he just wants.
Yes, this it is-this is the jumping
off place. And what does Joe think
"Well," he says, quietly and ser-
iously, "to tell you the truth, I'm
sort of glad to be going, at last."
The first "G.I. Stomp," a series of Approximately 300 Marines will
weekly record dances for servicemen discard civilian tee shirts and slacks
and coeds, will be held from 3 p.m. to in a few days for the recently arrived
5:30 p.m. Saturday in the North enlisted man's khaki.
Lounge on the first floor of the "Uniforms are being issued stead-
Union. ily," Marine officials said yesterday,
Sponsors for the first dance will "and the entire unit should be out-
be Mosher and Jordan Halls, Alpha fitted in a week."
Phi, Alpha Chi Omega, Collegiate The new regalia will be cornposed
Sorosis, and Co. A, 3651st S.U. Other of regulation khaki and "go-to-hell"
sororities and all servicemen sta- caps, a term taken from the last war
tioned on campus have been invited to designate an overseas cap ppirited
to attend. at the top.
nm" - ' .ii ' 1
Union facilities limited
to members only
That's all it is-just a piece of cloth.
You can count the threads in it and it's no
different from any other piece of cloth.
But then a little breeze comes along, and it stirs
and sort of comes to life and flutters and snaps in
the wind, all red and white and blue.
And then you realize that no other piece of cloth
could be like it.
It has your whole life wrapped up in it. The
meals you're going to eat. The tine you're going
to spend with your wife. The kind of things your
boy will learn at school. Those strange and wonder-
CF.1 rhrull .hrc unn aerinEy* Pachnch . on Sundav.
Just a piece of cloth, that's all it is-until you
put your soul into it, and all that your soul stands
for and wants and aspires to be.
Get that straight-it's just a piece of cloth. It
don't mean a thing that you don't make it mean.
What do you want to make it mean? A symbol of
liberty and decency and fair-dealing for everyone?
Then snap out of it. The enemy's been getting
closer every day. Don't let him get any closer.
Start driving him back now.
There aren't enough ships yet. Aren't enough
cannon, tanks, planes.
No, sir. We're going to pay our way. And yeu'ye
got to help.
Got to help? No, you don't even have to give
up your dough. All you have to do is lendtit
-at interest. Higher interest than you can. get in
almost any other way-in U. S. War Bonds.
Interest that makes the Bond worth againas
much as you paid for it, in just ten years-just as
the time you'll be wanting to take that vacation or
buy that home in a world that's free and peaceful
and swell to live in again.
Yes, that flag is just a piece of cloth until yu
breathe life into it. Until you make it stad for
everything you believe in and want and refus t