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Air Corps To
Give Chaplain
Hour Sunday
The Army Air Force Detachment
has planned "The Chaplain's Hour,"
to be held at 4 p.m. Sunday on the
library steps to thank Ann Arbor
residents, churches and the Univer-
sity for all that they have done for
them, Pvt. Stanley Diamond, pro-
gram chairman, said yesterday.
The invocation will be given by
Dr. E. W. Blakeman, Counselor in
Religious Education.
Pvt. Gerald T. O'Brien, master of
ceremonies, will then introduce
Chaplain Francis P. McVeigh, Lieu-
tenant, U.S.A.A.F., who will speak on
"The Duties of an Army Chaplain."
"The Servicemen's Place, in the
Post-War World" will then be pre-
sented by Chaplain Paul Sampson,
Captain, U.S.A.A.F.
Members of the Detachment Chap-
lain's Committee besides Private Dia-
mond are Pvt. Bruce Cooke, Pvt. Gil-
bert Koch, Private O'Brien, Pvt.
Dwight Smith and Pvt. Gilbert
The program is sponsored by the
Chaplain's Committee and the Stu-
dent Religious Association.
"Some of the men in the detach-
ment will be leaving campus within
a month, and are giving this pro-
gram in thanks for all that has been
done for them while they'were here,"
Private Diamond said.
Purdom Is Appointed
Military Camp Head
Dr. Luther T. Purdom, director of
the University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information,
was recently appointed chairman for
the Military Training Camps Associ-
ation for Washtenaw County.
Dr. Purdom will work under the
plan of civilian aides to the United
States Secretary of War for the next
two years. He is to assist the War de-
partment in finding civilian special-
ists in this locality to perform tech-
nical War department jobs.
Slosson Predicts Fall
Of Sicily 'On the Nose'
In - the tradition of the best of
news commentators, Professor
Preston Slosson, 'hit the nail on the
head' when he predicted the fall of
Sicily within ten days in a lecture
delivered at Rackham Auditorium
on Tuesday, August 10.
Messina fell to Allied troops last
Tuesday, ending the battle of Sicily
within the ten day period forecast
by Professor Slosson.

Spoils for the Victor

Model Plane
Meet Offers
$300 in Prizes
The sixth annual Model Airplane
Meet to be held from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m., Aug. 29, will offer $300 in prizes
to winners in gas-power in classes
A, B and C, rubber band power, and
outdoor cabin models.
The meet, co-sponsored by the
Ann Arbor Junior Chamber of
Commerce and Ann Arbor Model
Flying Club has been sanctioned
by the Academy of Model Aero-
nautics. Contestants must have a
license from the academy to enter.
Those not holding licenses may ob-
tain them at the Ann Arbor Air-
port on the day of the event.
There will in addition be a glider
event demonstrating towline and
hand launched gliders and a u-con-
trol event allowing participation in
four classes.
The Motor Corps will be on hand
with two Army jeeps, offering rides
to those buying war bonds and
stamps and chasing lost planes. In
addition, a war bond and stamp
booth will be maintained.
The Civil Air Patrol will put on a
demonstration of message pick up.
Prizes for the special events will be
awarded on a blind boogie basis with
the winning time sealed in a bal-
loon. The planes reaching closest to
the winning time in each event up
to 2 p.m. willbe awarded prizes.
The exhibition will be free.

Golf Course Is Stage of MP Sham Battle

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Tanks have bowed out from the
sham battle to be staged on the golf
course by the 792nd military police
battalion Monday so that the fair-
ways will not be torn up.
Battle to Be Informal
The decision, making the mock
battle strictly an infantry affair, was
decided upon at a recent meeting of
the officials in charge of Army sa-
lute to industry, agriculture and la-
The parade preceding the battle
will begin at 6 p.m., led by the
parade marshal riding in a military
car and the 728th military police
battalion band from Camp River
Rouge. The 792nd battalion and
its equipment will come immedi-
ately behind the band.
The Air Force band will be next
in the line of march. followed by
Company A, 3651st S.U. Bagpipers
Nick Carter and William Elmendorf,
both of Company A, will pipe their
merry tunes during the march.
Men Are Experts
The band of the 728th battalion is
directed by Sgt. Lawrence Fogel-
berg. Many of the men in his hand
picked band have played in 'name'
bands throughout the country.
Among these are Pfc, Norton N.
Himmel, of Chicago, trumpet play-
er formerly with Jan Savitt and
Clyde McCoy; Pic. Joseph E. Fo-
bart of Mosinee, Wisconsin, who

played with Tiny Hill, and Pfc.
Thomas M. Shapiro of Chicago,
who was one of Maestro Ben Ber-
nie's "musical lads."
Sergeant Fogelberg held auditions
for three days after his enlistment in
November of 1942 to select the per-
sonnel. At that time it was possible
for enlisted men to choose their
branch of service and musicians who
volunteered late in 1942 formed the
nucleus for this fine and versatile
military band.!
Played in Theatre
When Sergeant Fogelberg was a
senior in DeKalb, Illinois high school
in 1928 he began playing in a
theatre orchestra.
He played clarinet and piano in
orchestras throughout studies at
Northern Illinois Teachers College,
studied privately in Chicago and
then took up graduate study at
Northwestern University and re-
ceived his Master of Music degree
in 1940.
{hSergeant Fogelberg has arranged
the music and assisted Mr. Glenn
Bainum, former band leader at
Northwestern University, in direct-
ing the All-American College Band
which provided the pageantry for
the All-Star Football Games held
annually at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Band Plays at Parades
The 728th military police battalion
band has played in all Detroit par-



Are Coming to Town!

A British Tommy walks down
the main street of Catania, Sicily,
with flowers given him by the wel-
coming residents. The Eighth Army
was deluged with flowers and fruit
when it entered the city.
.Dental Students.
To Be Honored
An informal evening has been
planned by the International Center
at 8 p.m. Sunday to honor the 22
graduate Dental students from Latin
American countries who are studying
"The object of the social program
is to introduce the students to the
International Center, to other Latin
American, foreign and other stu-
dents," Robert Klinger, assistant
counselor said yesterday.
Feature of the evening will be a
community sing, after which refresh-
ments will be served..Both North and
South American songs will be sung.
Tau Beta Pi Gets
17 New Members
Tau Beta Pi, national engineering
honor society, announced yesterday
the initiation of 17 new members.
Pledges initiated were Williarp
Chapin, John DeBoer, Jack Elan-
baas, Alten Gileo, Lowell Hasel,
Frank Lane, Dan Ling, John Linker,
Robert Miller, Tom Mueller, Edward
Orent, Henry Schmidt, Pete Smith,
Raymond Tate, Paul Teeter, James
Tootle, and Don Kurst.
Following the initiation ceremony,
the new members were honored by a
banquet at the League. Coach "Fritz"
Crisler talked on "Football and Emo-
tions" to student and faculty mem-
bers at the banquet.

This scene will be reheated Monday when the 728th Military Police
Battalion Band from Camp River Rouge comes to Ann Arbor to partici-
pate in the Army salute to agriculture, industry and labor. The band
will lead a parade of civilian and Army units, including the Air Corps.
band and Company A, through the streets of the city on the way to the
sham battle to be staged at the golf course during the evening.
ades since it arrived at Camp River Parade," over the Michigan Radio
Rouge near the end of 1942. In ad- Network and a one-half hour pre-
dition, it has done two radio broad- gram on Wednesdays over Pontia
casts a week regularly -- "Wacs on Station WCAR.

Flying Fortresses Limp Home
After Bombing Nazi Bases


Associated Press Correspondent
Excitement surrounded the home-
coming of the Flying Fortresses
which yesterday accomplished the
deepest penetration made by Ameri-
can planes into Germay-the bomb-
ing of Schweinfurt and Regensburg.
There was the ordeal of 4'sweat-
ing 'em out." Then one came in
with a wounded crewman and
fired an emergency flare. The sec-
ond ship in made a belly landing.
The planes were part of one of the
largest forces ever announced and
their flight marked the anniversary
of a momentous year.
Some Are Missing
First for the ground crew came
worry over the missing ships-some
were missing because the boys had
an almost three-hour battle against
a great swarm of German fighters on
the way into the Schweinfurt Ball-
bearing Plant area and out again.
Then hearts jumped as the first
returned and fired a blare for a
quick ambulance.
It was Lt. Philip Algar of Modesto,
Calif. who had come tearing back at
200 miles anl hour because a waist-
gunner was wounded in the lung by
Wounded Gunner Goes Along
It happened near the coast on the
way in. The gunner was coughing
blood but they couldn't turn back.
For four hours he lay there, with jhe
other crewmen by turns doing what
they could.
Yet when he was lifted onto a
stretcher he grasped the pilot's
hand, managed a smile and said
"It was a very good flight, Sir."
Other crew members were co-pilot
Lt. Richard V. Wolf, -Stillwater,
Calif., Navigator Lt. Frank Celen-
tano, 8 Miller St.; Rochester, N.Y.,
Bombardier Lt. James McClanhan
(address unavailable), Gunners Sgts.

The crew of a crash fire truck
was so spellbound by the beautiful
landing of this obviously crippled
ship that the firefighter failed to
get rolling until the bomber
reached a full stop.
But the plane didn't catch fire. It
was out of gas. That is what neces-
citated the crash landing.
Tire Shot Out
"We had a landing wheel tire shot
out by flak, so when we got over the
field we pulled out of formation to
let the other ships in," the pilot re-
counted. He was 23-year old flying
officer Randolph Jacobs of Fort
Wayne, Ind., and 1360 Greenleaf Ave.
Chicago. Jacobs is pudgy, calm and
"I had just pulled out when the
number one engine ran out of gas
and then number four. I didn't
have a chance to get the wheels
down. I brought her in with full
RPM (revolutions per minute) and
full throttle.
"I'd already had the boys move up
into the radio room and flight deck
for a crash landing on account of the
tire so they were all set. When we
hit we saw the boys scattering from
the tent. It's one of those things you
just hope for."
Ship Has Rough Time
The ship already had had a rough
time-German 20 mm shells in the
the wing, tail and waist window and
anti-aircraft in the belly. Yet the
crew stepped out without a scratch.
They were Co-Pilot Lt. Eugene
Boger, Coldwater, Navigator Lt.
John Curtin, Rochester, N., Y.
Bombardier Joseph Seibel, Kansas
City, Mo., Gunners Sgts. Jack
Goetz, Gettysburg, Pa., Doy Cloud,
Phoenix, Ariz., Lawrence Wager,
Kansas City, Mo., Aldo Gregori,
Washington, D. C., Thomas Vezin,
New York City and Robert Comp-
ton, Cincinnati, Ohio.
"That Compton (the tailgunner)
is the best man in the world. He
ought to be a major," exclaimed Ja-
rnl.., uhn icin u4c' ynrlr in he. ,. P r gs.c


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 time you're going
to spend with your wife. The kind of things your
boy will learn at school. Those strange and wonder-
ful thoughts you get, inside a church, on Sunday.
Those stars in it-they make you feel just as
free as the stars in the wide, deep night. And

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.
How are we going to get them? Make them;
f course.

No, sir. We're going to pay our way. And you've
got to help.
Got to help? No, you don't even have to give
up your dough. All you have to do is lend it
-at interest. Higher interest than you can get in
almost any other way-in U. S. War Bonds,
Interest that makes the Bond worth /3 again a
much as you paid for it, in just ten years-just at
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 you
breathe life into it. Until you make it stand for
everything you believe in and want and refuse to
live without.
Mister, is it worth pledging 10% of your iacQtn

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