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SATURDAY, AUG.' 21,-194.3

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Spanish Fiesta
Is Planned by
Military Unit
Co. C-2 Will Entertain
Tonight at Sigma Phi
Epsilon Fraternity
A "Gala Spanish-Italian Fiesta,"
arranged by Co. C-2, 3651 S.U.,
A.S.T.P., will be held at 9 p.m. today
at the Sigma Phi Epsilon house.
Co. C-2 is a specialist unit and de-
cided to make their first social affair
indicative of their work. The first
event has been planned by the men
working through various committees.
M/Sgt. Cono N. Carran, house
commander, has acted as general
chairman. Cpl. Benjamin H. Lipton,
officially titled, Social Coordinator,
has taken care of the important job
of arranging dates for Company
members. T/Sgt. Donald S. Furrie,
and Sgt. George B. Eutomey have
planned the entertainment, while
M/Sgt. Michael De Santis and Pfc.
Richard O. Crystal have arranged for
programs and decorations.
Pfc. Solomon Rabinovich and Sgt.
Samuel J. Spagnola, of the refresh-
ment committee have enlisted the
aid of the Ann Arbor "Mom's"
(Mothers of Men in Service) Club.
"We are only too glad to be able to
lend the boys a helping hand," Mrs.
Sidney J. Paup, president of the club,
said yesterday.
" The boys were going to furnish
the food, and just wanted us to act
as hostesses," she said, "but we_
wouldn't hear of them eating 'store
cake' so we'll be on hand with plenty
of homemade cake and sandwiches."
Music for dancing will be furnished
by recordings, and special entertain-
ment will be given during the eve-
Besides the personal guests of the 50
Company C-2 soldiers, Prof. and Mrs.
Palmer A. 'I'hroop, of the University
history department, Prof. E. A. Mer-
cado, of the Spanish department, and
't$. and Mrs. Melvin G. Flegal will
be present. Chaperones will be Dr.
and Mrs. Vincent Scanio and Mr.
and Mrs. Vincent Passarelli of Ann
U.S. Captives
To Leave Japan
By Christmas
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20-('P)--
Hundreds of American civilians in-
terned by Japan may be home for
Christmas-if Tokyo will give assur-
ances of safety for an exchange ship.
Sumner Wells, Acting Secretary of
State, announced at his press confer-
ence today that safe conduct had
been requested for the Swedish liner,
Gripsholm, and that the government
has "good reason to hope," a second
exchange of Japanese for American
civilians can be carried out in Por-
tuguese India by October 15.
Allowing time for the voyage from
India to an American port this
should bring the internees home for
the holidays. Most of them have been
in Japanese hands since December 7,
Welles did not say when the list
of Americans expected home on the
Gripsholm would be made public.
Last year the passenger list was not
issued until the Americans were safe-
ly aboard the exchange ship.
Col. Rodney To Be Retired
From Active Duty Aug. 31
LANSING, Aug. 20-(P)- Col. Dor-
sey R. Rodney, Commandant of the

Reserve Officers Training Corps at
Michigan State College, will be re-
lieved of active duty August 31, Dr.
John A. Hannah, college president,
said today, explaining the Colonel
has reached the retirement age of
60. He has headed the unit since Feb-
Hannah said Col. Grover B. Egger
of the Sixth Service Command Gen-
eral staff at Chicago would be the
new commandant.

Officers Dip Model in Inky Blue in Studying Ship Designing




Durand Speaks.
At Camp Custer
Troop Review
300,000 Have Passed
Through Army Center
In Past Three Years
FORT CUSTER, Mich., Aug. 20-
P)-Maj.-Gen. Henry S. Aurand,
ommanding General of the Sixth
ervice Command addressing the
argest review of troops here since
lorld War I said today that nearly
00,000 men have passed through the
ort Custer recruit reception center
ince the post's activation as a perm-
nent Army post three years ago and
arned that the effort to be required
f troops during the remainder of
943 is more than double that re-
uired in 1942.
Every unit on the post was repre-
ented in the hour-long line of march
which passed the reviewing stand
nd filed later into the field to hear
;he general's address, his first to all
troops here since he assumed com-
ontract Award 3 Years Ago
"Three years ago last Tuesday," he
Declared, "a two-million dollar con-
ract was awarded for the construc-
ion of new buildings at Fort Custer
nd the first step in a miracle trans-
ormation of an army summer train-
ing camp into one of the great full-
ime operating forts of World War
I had been taken.
"Since that day, Fort Custer has
grown and functioned in such a way
as to leave no doubt of the spirit and
purpose of you who have been re-
ponsible for its operation.
300,000 Men Inducted at Custer
"In this war," he went one, "Fort
Custer has sent throtgh its reception
center, thus far, nearly 300,000 men;
while receiving well-deserved recog-
nition for its rehabilitation center, its
ank drivers, tank maintenance,
automotive, and cooks' and bakers'
schools, its MP board dog test section
and, of outstanding importance of
the whole army structure, its pro-
vost marshal general establish-
The indication of the number of
civilians who have entered the ser-
vice at Fort Custer, mainly Michigan
men, came as a surprise announce-
ment. Such figures have heretofore
been closely guarded secrets.
Sawyer To Play Season's
Popular Arrangements
Celebrating the end of mid-semes-
ters and finals, students, coeds and
servicemen will dance to the .music of
Bill Sawyer and his orchestra from
9 p.m. to midnight today in the
Sawyer stated that "in response, to
many requests" they would play
several of their new arrangements
that have been featured this summer.
As usual informality will be the key-

Air Corps Band Will Play Tomorrow

Led by Cpl. Edward Wachelz, the 33-piece Army Air Corps Band
(pictured above) will appear at the "Chaplain's Hour" at 4 p.m. tomor-
row on the library steps. Many of the men in the band will be leaving
within a month, and this is their way of expressing their thanks to Ann
Arbor residents, churches and students, Pvt. Stanley Diamond, program
chairman, said. Also appearing with the band will be the 50-man
chorus of the unit.
Chaplain' s Hor To Feature
33-Piece Army Air Corps Band

Two young naval officers "launch" a model ship in the Naval tank in West Engineering Building
preparatory to their testing model craft for resista nce, wake, speed, and horsepower. Use of the 300-
foot tank is part of their special program in naval architecture.

Concrete Naval Tank Is Used
For Testing New Ship Designs
0 ---

Lying below floor level in the West
Engineering Building in a room lined
with submarine models of World War
I, stretches 300 feet long the concrete
naval tank for testing ship models.
The tank, one of the few of its
size in the country, was built in 1904
for experimental use by marine and
naval engineers. During the last
few years it has been used exclu-
sively in testing ship designs for the
Maritime Commission, Army, Navy,I
and private naval architects.
Car Drops Models;
To obtain the desired data, the
22-foot .wide tank is bridged by an
electrically-driven car equipped with
gauges to indicate resistance, wake,
and speed. The towing car serves to
drop the models down into the tank
which has a 10-foot water depth. To
test certain types of craft for shoal
water, the tank has a false bottom
which can be raised or lowered to
simulate river conditions.
Since the beginning of World War
II, the tank has been used in testing
models of small cargo vessels to be
used by the Army in the South Pa-
cific. The actual woodengmodelsav-
eraging 10 feet in length are built
from official government blueprints
and painted in the adjoining shop.
Experiments on the cargo craft are
to establish speed and power of the
full-sized ships and to design the
most efficient propellers for their
specific use.
One of the large projects under-
taken by the tank and shop to date
has been designing hulls for floating
Lt. Brooks of JAG
Receives Promotion
First Lt. Wright W. Brooks of the
Staff and Faculty of the Judge Ad-
vocate General's School has been
promoted to the rank of captain, it
was announced today by Col. Edward
H. Young; School Commandant.
A graduate of the University of
Minnesota with an A.B. degree in
1932 and LL.B. in 1935, Capt. Brooks
was engaged in the general practice
of law in Minneapolis, for eight
years. Formerly a reserve officer, he
was appointed as first lieutenant in
the Judge Advocate General's De-
partment and began his present tour
of duty in January of this year.

drydocks for the Bureau of Yards
and Docks of the Navy Department.
Officers Will Use Tank
Next semester the tank is to be
used for the ; instruction of the 82
Navy officers stationed here under
the command of Lt.-Comm. George
A. Andrews. These officers are to be
trained-for service in the construc-
tion corps and will be placed in Navy
yards and shipyards throughout the
country. This special curricula set
up for the Navy Department is under
the general supervision of Prof. L.
A. Baier, who is director of the
naval tank.
In addition to their courses in
metallurgy, marine engineering, nav-
al architecture, damage control, or-
ganization and administration, and
warship design, the Navy officers will
be taken on tours of inspection
through shipyards on the Great
Lakes and surrounding areas.
Time Extended
For Picking Up
Liquor Permits
State Commission Will
Allow Applicants To
Get Cards 'At Will'
LANSING, Aug. 20.- (P)- The
State-Liquor Control Commission re-
laxed its regulationstoday to permit
persons who neglected to pick up
their liquor ration permits by last
Wednesday to get them at their will.
The order, chairman R. Glen Dunn
said, does not allow persons who
failed to apply for permits before the
deadline to do so yet. They must
wait until a later date, he said.
Reversing its previous decision that
delinquent applicants must wait un-
til after Labor Day, the Commission
instructed state retail stores and
package liquor dealers to release all
cards in their possession as called
Dunn 'said also the Commission
had obtained permission from the
war department to expedite the issu-
ance of rationed liquor to servicemen
on furloughs. He said members of
the armed forces, if of legal age,
might obtain a liquor quota by pre-
senting furlough papers to a dealer.
Overseas Soldier
Wants Money Back
HILLSDALE, Aug. 20. - (P) - A
soldier's suit asking Roberta Spieth
21, to return $300 which he sent her
as a post-war marriage fund is on
the Circuit Court docket here.
The suit was filed on behalf of
Sgt. Lawrence L. Scholl, who is in
the Middle East with the American
Army Air Forces.
Miss Spieth, former theater ticke
seller, said the suit followed a lette
she wrote Scholl expressing belie
he ought to be told that she was go-
ing on dates occasionally.

Army Caravan
Fed by Mobilec
Kitchen Units
Soldiers Will Salute a
Farmers, Workers a
At South Ferry Field
Eight hundred officers and men n
are fed three times daily from the
four mobile kitchen -units whichc
travel in the big -convoy of the tour-v
ing Army's Salute to Agriculture, In-n
dustry and Labor.n
The kitchens are equipped withb
three gasoline-burning ranges and
meals are prepared as the Caranavan
travels on the road. The Caravan will
be at South Ferry Field Monday.
"Just because those meals are
being cooked while we're on thet
go doesn't mean they're nothings
but snacks," a mess sergeant ex-(
plained recently. "For instance,9
this morning for breakfast we hadI
hot cakes, bacon, butter and jam,
coffee, grapefruit and bread forr
anyone who wanted it. For lunch s
j we had roast beef, mashed pota-t
toes, green peas, lettuce salad,I
peaches, bread and butter and eof--
fee. For supper we had boiled ham,
jacketed pot a to es, cauliflower,
cole slaw, apples, coffee, bread and
A mess sergeant heads a kitchen
crew of five cooks and two KP's in
each unit. Each kitchen crew services
a company of about 200 men. Bread
is bought locally but most of the food
stuff is hauled from Army supply
The mess sergeant pointed with
great pride to the refrigerator on
wheels which carries all the perish-
able edibles for the four messes.
"That was built by an Army
maintenance crew," the mess ser-
geant explained. "I have never
seen anything like it efore. It's
like having an ice box right in the
next room in your apartment-ex-
cept this follows you around in-
stead of you following it."
Union Record Dance
Has Been (anceled
"G.I Stomp," weekly record dance
for servicemen and coeds, will not be
held today but will swing out as
usual from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. next
Saturday in the Union north lounge,
Bunny Crawford, Union president,
announced yesterday.
Midsemesters, finals and a general
student exodus for the week-end
have forced the postponement of the
"Stomp," Crawford said. "There
won't be any women on campus to-
day, so we decided to call it off, and
concentrate on next week's dance,"
he added.
Barkers, Makers of Puns,
And Not Bakers of Buns
Announcing that there had been
some misunderstanding regarding
two occupations, Frank L. McNamee,
regional director of the war man-
t power commission, today announced.
r "It's barkers, makers of puns, not
f bakers, makers of buns, who are
- classed as non-deferrable in new
draft regulations."

Men of the Air Corps Detachment
will say thanks to Ann Arbor resi-
dents, churches-.and students in "The
Chaplain's Hour" to be held at 4
p.m. tomorrow on the library steps.
The men, many of whom are leav-
ing campus within a monthehave
chosen this way to show their ap-
preciation of all that has been done
for them here, according to Pvt.
Stanley Diamond, chairman of the
program committee.
Band To Precede Program
A 15-minute concert by the Air
Corps Band directed by Cpl. Edward
Wachelz will precede the program.
They will open with "National Em-
blem," to be followed by "American
The 33-piece band, which has ap-
peared in numerous civic parades,
will then play "The Missouri Waltz"
and "Semper Fidelis.",
Dr. Blakeman To Give Invocation
Dr. E. W. Blakeman, Counselor in
Religious Education, will give.the in-
vocation, followed. by a welcoming
address from Master of Ceremonies
Pvt. Gerald T. O'Brien.
Pvt. Robert W. Whitmer will then
lead the 50-man chorus of the unit
in group singing of the "Army Air
Corps Song."
McVeigh To Speak
Chaplain Francis P. McVeigh, Lt.,
USAAF, will then speak on "The
Duties of an Army Chaplain."
A specialty number by the band,

"Trombones on Parade," will follow.
"The Serviceman's Place in. the
Post-War World" will then be dis-
cussed by Chaplain Paul Samson,
All Servicemen
Ivtdt Dance at League
Naval officers and servicemen from
all branches of the armed forces may
attend the University USO dance
from 7:30 p.m. to midnight today in
the Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo
Rooms of the League.
"We would like all of the coeds on
campus to come," Nancy Upson, '44,
president-elect of Mortarboard soci-
ety which sponsors the dance, stated
recently. "This will be a grand op-
portunity for the girls to celebrate
the end of midsemesters and finals,"
she added.
Permission for the naval officers
to attend has been officially granted,
she said, and the policy will be con-
tinued for the remainder of the sum-
mer. The University USO dances
will be held every Friday and Satur-
day nights unless there is some other
big campus function.

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120 South State Street
Ministers: Charles W, Brashares, Ralph G. Dunlop
Music: Hardin Van Deursen, director
Mary McCall Stubbins, organist
9:30 a.m. Class for University Students. Wesley
Foundation Lounge. Dr. E. W. Blakeman,
10:40 a.m. Church School for Nursery, Beginners,
and Primary Departments where young chil-
dren may be left during worship service.
10:40 a.m. Worship Service. Mr. Dunlop's sub-
ject "The Glory of God."
306 North Division St.
The Rev. Henry Lewis, D.D., Rector
The Rev. Robert M. Muir, Student Chaplain
Nancy Plummer Faxon, Musical Director
Philip Malpas, Organist
8:00 A.M. Holy Communion.
11:00 A.M. Junior Church (Nursery-4th grade),
Tatlock Hall.
11:00 A.M. Morning Prayer and Sermon by Mr.
5:00 P.M. Canterbury Club for students and
servicemen. Swimming and picnic supper at
the Moehlman Residence, Barton Hills. Meet
at Page Hall for transportation.
Tuesday, August 24, 8:00 A.M. Holy Communion
(St. Bartholomew the Apostle Day).
423 South Fourth Ave.
Theodore Schmale, Pastor
9:00 A.M. Service in German.
9:30 A.M. Church School.
10:30 A.M. Morning worship with sermon by
the Pastor.

State and Huron Streets
Edward H. Redman, Minister
11:00 a.m. Service of Worship. Sermon by Mr.
Redman on: "Liberal Religious Education."
Rev. Tracy Pullman, minister of the Church
of Our Father, Detroit will assist in Service of
Dedication for Parents.
12:30 p.m. Pot-luck Dinner.
3:30 p.m. Folk-Dancing.
512 East Huron
C. H. Loucks, Minister
10:00 A.M. The Class for Students will meet in
the balcony of the Church to review the re-
ligious concepts of the letters of Paul.
11:00 A.M. The Church at Worship. The Rev.
H.O. Smith of Yonkers, New York will preach
on "Our Thoughts That No One Else Knows."
7:00 P.M. At the meeting of the Roger Williams
Guild at the Guild House, 502 East Huron St.,
Miss Mary Ella Durigg will lead a discussion
on "The Church."


Music and Merriment
Music by the Naval-Marine Band and Chorus
Skits by Servicemen's Units and
Campus Men's and Women's Groups
Hill Auditorium Saturday, Aug. 28

409 South Division St.
Wednesday evening service at 8:00.
Sunday morning service at 10:30. Subject:
Sunday School at 11:45.
Free public reading room at 106 E. Washington
St., open every day except Sundays and holi-
days from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturdays
until 9 p.m.
sponsored jointly by
Zion and Trinity Lutheran Churches
Zion Lutheran Church - E. Washington St. and
S. Fifth Ave.
10:30 A.M. Church Worship Service.




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