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Co. A Is All Prepared
For Concert Tomorrow
Army Choir's Singing Roster of Fifty Men
Includes Many from College Glee Clubs

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Co. A's choir has been putting in
a. busy week getting their repertoire
in shape for the concert to be pre-
sented at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in Hill
Auditorium.
Usually being able only to allot
three hours a week to practice for
their Saturday broadcast- over WJR,
the Army songsters have been given
extra time for rehearsal this week
and have done overtime in their
spare hours in order to be in top form
for the recital.
Bill Sawyer, who has been directing
the choir for several months and
whose orchestra will accompany
them Sunday, expressed confidence
that the men will put on one of the
finest group singing shows the cam-
pus has seen in many years.
Despite their limited time for re-
hearsals, the group has shown a re-
markable ability to adapt themselves
quickly to many types of songs, prob-
ably because most of the members
have had considerable "choral and
glee club experience before entering
the Army.
Choir Represents 20 Colleges
Co. A's singing roster of fifty men
boasts representatives of twenty dif-
ferent colleges from coast to coast.
Included among the better known
organizations who have contributed
re four members of the Harvard
Glee Club, and a former assistant di-
rector of the celebrated St. Olaf Col-
lege Choir.
Kichigan also has several former
students in the ranks of Co. A's choir.
They are Pvts.; Harold Stern, Wen-
dell, Baker, Lawrence Eley, and John
Flagler. Pvt.. Otto Graf, former pro-
fessor in German at the. University
is also in the chorus, and in addition
will play a Brahns Sonata on the
piano along with violinist Robert
Kurka.
Other schools* represented in the
group are- the . University of Cali-
fornia,, University of :Washington,
University , of \Southern California,
N.Y.U., Columhlia, Cornell, Temple,
Southern Methodist, Yale, Stanford,
Holy Cross, ande.C.L.A.Also includ-
ed are Corpus Christi College, City
College of :New York, Brooklyn Col-
lege, Pepperdine College, Amherst
and DePauw.
Began with,"Nips in the.Bud"
.The Soldier Choir had its begin-
nings as part\ of . Co. A's successful
musical comedy,. "Nips in the Bud,"
last spring. Sawyer did the coaching
then and was'so impressed by the
performance that he arranged to
have a series "of broadcasts aired by
the chorus over WJR,, Detroit,:from
the University station. These were
likewise very favorably received, and
the genial young Ann Arbor maestro
was encouraged to arrange for the
concert.
The chorus . is managed by Pvt.

Milton Stanzler, who arranged sev-
eral USO shows before entering the
Army. Private Stanzler formerly at-
tended Ohio State and Brown uni-
versities.
Private Stanzler says that first
credit for the success of the chorus
must go to Co. A's commanding of-
ficer Lieut. George Spence.
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Hillel To Honor
Co. A at Supper-
A reception in honor of Company
A, 3651st S.U., which faculty mem-
bers and Army officers on campus
will attend, will be held from 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m. in the B'nai B'rith Hillel
Foundation tomorrow following Co.
A's concert at Hill Auditorium.
A buffet supper of sandwiches and
punch will be served concurrently
with the entertainment. Students,
servicemen and townspeople are cor-
dially invited.

"Dam buster" is what Prime
Minister Winston Churchill calls
Wng Comdr. Guy Gibson of the
Royal Air Force (above) who
mined the Mohne and Eder dams
in Germany and has been on 174
sorties. He is at present seeing the
sights in Quebec, Canada, as a
guest of Churchill who is visiting
Canada and the United States.

JAGS HEAR LERCH:
Brig.-Gen. Talks on Provost
Marshal Department to JAGS,

Brig.-Gen. Archer L. Lerch, Assis-
tant to The Provost Marshal General
of the Army, outlined the functions
of that Department yesterday at the
Judge Advocate General's School,
lending special emphasis to internal
security of material and personnel,
two comparatively little known re-
sponsibilities of the Department.
Other functions General Lerch re-
ferred to in passing were the Military
Police, Military Government of occu-
pied countries, schools for which are
located at Charlottesville, Va., and
other places throughout the country,
and the guarding of prisoners of war.
Order Is Legal Authority
Legal authority for safeguarding
the continuity of production and
making delivery of war products
against all hazards in the United
States is the executive order of the
President issued nine days after
Pearl Harbor, designed to protect
national defense premises, material,
and personnel. Internal security was
defined as the protection and deliv-
ery of war products including mater-
ial and manpower related thereto.
As to material, protection is main-
tained against fire, explosion, natur-
al disaster, civil disorders, accident,
sabotage and espionage, as a prime
function of the Department. The
same duties are exercised in regard
to personnel necessary to war prod-
uction, and in addition, protection
against injury from contamination
of food, water, and drugs, and bio-
logical warfare is afforded.
Army Interferes in Emergency
Primary responsibility for protec-
tion of war plants lies with the
owner, operator, and local govern-
mental authorities, so that only in
cases of emergency does the Army,
though specially trained military po-
lice battalions, interfere after local
government declares its inability to
cope with the situation. As an ex-
ample, in the Detroit riots the mili-
tary authorities did not interfere
until their aid was sought by the
state governor.
All functions necessary to carry
out internal security measures are
not exercised directly by the Provost
Marshal General's Department, be-
ing charged to other governmental
agencies as well, such as the Office
of Civilian Defense or F.B.I. for ex-
ample. However, all necessary pre-
cautions are attended to by one gov-
ernmental agency or another, all of

JAGS To Hear
Prof. Milton I. Baldinger of the
National University School of Law,
Washington, D.C., lectures on the
Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act
at the Judge, Advocate General's
School today.
Author of a booklet on the Act,
Prof. Baldinger's talk will supple-
ment the regular school course on
Military Affairs in which the Act is
studied.
Prof. Baldinger is a graduate of
the University of Pittsburgh Law
School and holds LLM. and SJD. de-
grees from Georgetown University.
In addition to teaching and engaging
in the private practice of the law, he
has acted as consultant for various
government agencies in Washington.

which are coordinated perfectly so
that a 100% coverage is the result.E
Under the supervision of the De-L
partment, industrial plants have set#
up rigid systems of employee andN
visitor identification as a precaution
against leakage of vital military in-c
formation from plants as well as tol
prevent sabotage. For the same
reasons removal of enemy aliens and,
potential subversives was carried out
under its control.
~'G.I. Stomp'
Will Be Held
Today at Union
The second "G.I. Stomp," weekly
record dance for servicemen and
coeds, will, be held from 3 p.m. to
5:30 p.m. today in the north lounge
on the first floor of the Union.
Sponsored by the Union under
different' campus groups each week,
the "Stomp" is designed to provide
a 'place 'for coeds and servicemen to
meet for a good time every Saturday
afternoon, according to Bunny Craw-
ford, president of the Union.
Novelty dances and mixers to keep
the party going strong will feature
this week's "Stomp," which will be
conducted in much the same vein as
last week's, Crawford added.
Sponsors for the dance will be
Stockwell Hall, Pi Beta Phi, Kappa
Alpha Theta, and Co. C-1, 3651st
S.U., of the ASTP stationed on cam-
pus.
19 Contestants
Enter Hopwood
Student Manuscripts
Compete for Awards
Equalling last year's total, twenty-
four manuscripts were turned in by
19 contestants for the annual sum-
mer Hopwood contest, Prof. Roy W.
Cowden, director of the Hopwood
Room, announced yesterday.
Of the total, there were six manu-
scripts in poetry, six in essay, eight
fiction, and four drama.
Winners of the $75 and $50 awards
will be announced at 5 p.m. Thursday
in the summer session office of Dean
Edward Kraus.
Judges of the contest will be drawn
from the faculty of the University.
Clara Laidlaw, Grad., who took
first place last summer in the field
of fiction, has had her winning short
story "The Little Black Boy" pub-
lished in the Atlantic Monthly. It
has also been chosen as one of the
best short stories of the year to ap-
pear in the O. Henry Memorial and
in the anthology, Best Short Stories
of 1942.

CAP To Enlist
Aviation Cadet
Prospects Here
Information Booth in
Union Lobby Will Be
Open This Afternoon
Local Civil Air Patrol members will
set up an information booth for the
enlistment of aviation cadets in the
Army Air Force from 2 p.m. to 4:40
p.m. today in the Union lobby.
Although no definite quota has
been set for Ann Arbor enlistments,
the CAP here has a definite part to
play in the filling of the nationwide
6,000 enlistment quota by the end of
the month and the 80,000 quota by
the end of the year, according to
Mrs. W. Carl Rufus, personnel and
publicity officer of the local CAP.
The information booth will remain
open from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday. Ap-
plications for enlistment may be
made there and all questions on avi-
ation enlistments will be answered
by the CAP members who will con-
duct the booth.
Men 17 to 26 years of age may en-
list in the Army Air Force as aviation
cadets, provided they have been
United Statescitizens for a period of
at least 10 years.
Written consent of their parents
must be presented by men 17 years of
age who wish to enlist. All those more
than 18 years of age must present a
letter from their draft board stating
that they have not yet been called
for induction.
Applicants for enlistment must be
either in high school or have a high
school education. They may enlist if
they are employed in an essential
war job.
All men who enlist as aviation
cadets will be given examinations to
be conducted in Detroit.
Victory Vanities
To Be Held Soon
Featured Skits To Be
Selected in Elimination
Eight to ten skits by campus hous-
es and organizations will be selected
from the acts entered in the elimina-
tions for Victory Vanities Aug. 23
and 24.
Skits entered for the Vanities,
which will be held at 8 p.m. Satur-
day, Aug. 28, must be 10 to 15 min-
utes long, according to Doris Barr.
League chairman for the joint Un-
ion-League project.
Only big entertainment scheduled
for the last half of the summer term,
the Vanities will present a wide vari-
ety of acts, musicals and various en-
tertainments in the same vein as the
original Victory Vanities held last
February, according to Miss Barr.
Form letters sent to all campus
houses and organizations explaining
the type of entertainment they may
offer, should be accepted in the form
of a postcard sent to the League Un-
dergraduate by today or early in the
week, Miss Barr said.
Talent to be offered in the Vanities
so far includes Company A, 3651st
S.U., who put on the successful "Nips
in the Bud," the Naval Chorus, and
a 15 minute solo magician act by
Lyle Abright, who performed in the
last Vanities.
"We need cooperation from other
campus groups besides the Army and
the Navy," Miss Barr said. "A pro-
gram for students and servicemen
should have talent from students as
well as servicemen. After all, we
can't expect the Army and the Navy
to do everything around here."

Only three groups have sent in
cards so far, according to Miss Barr.
"At least eight to ten acts will stay
on for the finals, so we need a lot
more volunteers."
All AAFTTC Men Invited
To Post-War Russia Talk
All members of the AAFTTC are
invited by the Post-War Council to
hear Prof. Mentor Williams of the
English department speak on "Russia
as a Peace Ally" at 3 p.m. tomorrow
in the dining room of the East Quad.
The discussion following the lec-
ture, which is second in the summer
series, will be led by Ruth Daniels,
member of the Post-War Council.

Duties of MP's Are Misunderstood

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"The general idea of just what
constitutes Military Police Troops is
a misconception growinr out of cer-
tain unpleasantries of World War
I," Maj.-Gen. H. S. Aurand, com-
mander of the Sixth Service Com-
mand, said recently when questioned
about the Army Caravan which will
Roosevelt Keeps
Army Troops -in
Detroit, area
Soldiers Ready for
Immediate Action if
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come to Ann Arbor Monday, Aug. 23.
"Veterans of World War I remem-
ber the Military Police of 1917-18 as
a group of hard-boiled policemen in
soldier clothes who went about bran-
dishing clubs and yelling. 'You can't
do .that!', or 'You can't go there,
soldier,'" 'Gen. Aurand explained.
Two Types Exist Today
"Today, we have two types of mil-
itary police. Those who assist sol-
diers, see that they keep out of.trou-
ble and direct them back to camp
when they celebrate too enthusias-
tically, comprise one group. The
other type is that making up the
fighting units known as Military Po-
lice Battalions, such as the 792nd
which will parade in Ann Arbor," he
continued.
The work of these troops is to in-
sure the continuity; of production and
supply, Gen. Aurand explained. Not
only does this mean that the soldiers
must be ready to act in case of disas-
ter, floods, sabotage, enemy air at-
tacks or paratroop invasions at
home, but they must also beetrained'
to keep the supply lines Dpen behind
the front lines in any country in the
world.
MP's Safeguard Land
As American forces take over con-
quered - or reclaimed territory, the
ground forces must push on, leaving
the policing and safeguarding of the
newly gained lands to the Military
Police, he added.
"Organized as self-contained units,'
these battalions will move in and
garrison the territory," Gen. Aurand

strategic spots and prepared to move
on short notice to places where en-
emy paratroopers might have landed
or where civilians have uprisen.",*
General Aurand pointed out that
there are many military police bat-
talions in the Sixth Service Con;-
mand because of the excellent ter-
rain for training here. Old CCC
camps are being utilized for the bit-
talions in many places, thus cutting
camp construction costs and at the
same time providing sites for the
troops with adjacent land for rifle
ranges and other training aids, he
concluded.
Marines Will
Wear Uniformts,
Starting TodaY"
Approximately 300 khaki suits will
officially join the familiar , campus
dress today as Marines say goodbye
to civilian clothes for the duration
All leathernecks were fitted out
yesterday and received the uniform
dress order for classes 'and off dutya
Marines can be distinguished from
other khaki-clad servicemen' by the
insignia on their caps, no hip pocl4
ets, and by the fact that they, do not
tuck their ties inside. . -
During the process of measuring
leathernecks for uniform, seven were
accidentally measured for Navy i-
dress whites. "These men will not
appear in Navy dress today, how-
ever," Marine officers said, "as we
located the error in time."

--Photo by The Ann Arbor News':
Invading Ann Arbor for a sham, battle, a parade and a retreat, 800 Military Police will set up a 6
miniature Army Camp like the one pictured above in West Park Monday, Aug. 23. Ann Arbor students
and townspeople will have an opportunity to see just how Army camps, their mess halls and KP duty
work, for as soon as all equipment is set up, the batta lion will be served the noon-day meal. Feature of
the sham battle in which 500 men will clash will be the "Seep" amphibious kid brother to the famous
Jeep.
THEY AREN'T HARDBOILED: . :

Military Police 'Will. Set, Up Cam p in West Park
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LANSING, Aug. 13.-(IP)-Regular
army troops who helper to quell the
Detroit race riots in June will be+
kept on duty and available for im-
mediate action so long as reason for1
their presence in the city exists, un-
der an order of President Roosevelt'
the text of which was made. public1
today by Governor Kelly.
At the same time, Kelly said he had
conferred with Attorney General-
Herbert J. Rushton and . Oscar G.
Olander, state police commissioner,+
members of his study commission in-
vestigating causes of the, race riots.
He said they told him they saw no
need for a grand jury investigation
of the disturbances, and that in.any
event such an inquiry was a matter
for local judicial officialsrather than
the chief executive to decide.'
The governor added he concurred
in the viewpoint and would not invite
a grand jury investigation.
President Roosevelt, in a letter to
the governor, announced that the
proclamation he had issued June 21
ordering federal troops to move into
action to restore law and order, after
state and local agencies had failed to
quell the rioting, would remain in
effect.
The letter said the President had
informed the War Department and
the Sixth Service Command thatthe
proclamation "is still in effect and
that there will be retained, available
for duty under the proclamation,
such federal troops as may be neces-
sary."
"It is my desire to cooperate with
you to the fullest extent compatible
with the number of troops available
and my other obligations for their
employment," the President wrote.
Kelly said this meant that military
police detachments in Detroit could
move against disturbers of the peace
without waiting for further orders
from Washington in eventthe situa-
tion got out of state and local con-
trol.

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Of course it's a busy time for all of us. Even though
we are busy, no old-fashioned methods are employed
Everything is up-to-date, efficient, speedy, and sat-
isfactory. Our competent methods are streamlined
to fit your nee4s, and protect your money.
Member Federal Reserve System
and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Mrs. Forsyth To
Direct CDVO
A former University graduate, Mrs.
H. Francis Forsyth will assume the
director's duties of the Washtenaw
county civilian war services (CDVO),
it was announced this week by the
Community Fund Board.
Succeeding Mrs. Theophile Raph-
ael, Mrs. Forsyth will serve as a full-
time director of the office and will
cooperate closely with the war serv-
ices of the Council of Social Agencies.
Following her graduation from the
University, Mrs. Forsyth was a medi-
cal social worker at the University
Hospital and later a member of the
Michigan Child Guidance Institute
staff. She has also served on the Red
Cross nurse's aide committee and is
assistant personnel officer of the
Washtenaw County Citizens' Defense
Corps.
Detroit Charges Graft
DETROIT, Aug. 13.- (AP)- The
Detroit Citizens' League has inform-
ally petitioned Attorney General
Herbert J. Rushton to call a grand
jury to investigate charges that cer-
tain members of the state legislature
have been accepting graft, William
P. Lovett, League secretary, an-
nounced today.

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Siaturday and Monday'
FINAL CLEARANCE
Chase away those 'Xam doldrums by shopping for cool clothes
for hot Mid-Summer, for vacation, for Fall. and Winter. All
left-over Spring and Summer stocks must go. Now is the time
to stock up. You will be saying . . . "so glad I bought my
clothes bef ore I left Ann Arbor."
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sOdds and Ends in,
'Coats, Suits, Dresses
of
1/2 of original price

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SPRING AND SUMMER DRESSES
One- and two-piece dresses of light prints, sheers, berm
bergs, jerseys, spun rayons and cottons. Original values
$6.00 to $35.00. Sizes 9-44, 161 to 241.
THE' COATS
Odds and ends in reefers, boxy and chesterfield styles.
In navy, black,. tan and blue. Original price, $19.95
to $39.95. Sizes 9-40.
THE SUITS
6 Spring wool, in sizes 10-16, were formerly $29.95
values.
Odds and Ends in Summer Skirts, Sweaters, Costume
Jewelry, Shortie Coats, Gloves and Bags.
ALL SALES FINAL

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