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Navy Routine
In Quad Begins-
For Blue jackets
Sounding Bells Warn
Masters of the Deck To
Muster Men for Chow
Leisurely strolling down to meals
in West Quad became past history,
at 0645 (6:45 a.m.) yesterday as 1317
Navy bluejackets, cadets and Marines
fell into "inside formation" and
marched four columns abreast to
the campus'. newest "mess hall."
At' the final sound of one bell,
NROTC "masters of the decks" mus-
tered their men on deck levels and
paraded to the "mess hall" for their1
first chow on tin plates and their
first taste of Navy food.
"The Food's Okay".
"The chow is okay, too," one of
the bluejackets said, "we had cereal,
toast, oranges, soft boiled eggs, and
milk for breakfast-meat stew, cot-
tage cheese, bread, jello, milk and
coffee for lunch."

Poems from
The Barracks


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"What we'd like now is a canteen
on the ship for soft drinks just to
help us carry on between meals," an-
other said..
Bell Rings for Exercise
Finishing their physical examina-
tions, the naval and Marine group
settled down to quieter routine today
as the bell rang for the first trial of
calisthenics for many of the 1317
men. .Shorts, swimming trunks, old
trousers, and new trousers decked the
field as all hands turned out for 37
minutes of jumping jack, windmill,
and squat th'ust.
Outing Club To
Hold Meeti
"All persons eligible to member-
ship in the Graduate Outing Club
are invited to attend the. first get-
together of the summer, term to be
held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, just
inside the west. entrance of the
Rackham Building," Winfred P. Wil-
son, secretary of the club, said yes-
According to Mr. Wilson; graduate
students 'eligible to participate in the
activities of the club include all per-
sons who have received a degree from
this University whether now enrolled
or not, or -all persons who have re-
ceived a degree or foreign equivalent
diploma from* any institution and
who are enrolled in the University.
Faculty members, 'staff members
and employes of the University are
also eligible for membership as are
members of the armed forces, student
nurses, and adult members of the
immediate families of those listed
above as being eligible for member-
"Activities of the Graduate Out-
ing 'Club are designed to promote
good fellowship and out-door rec-
reation," Mr. Wilson said. The pro-
gram for the first meeting is to be
an election of new officers and com-
mittees. This will be followed by a
hike along the Huron River. Regular
meetings will be held every Sunday at
2:30 p.m. in the club quarters of the
Rackham Building. Dues for the
summer are fifty cents.

When I was a yardbird a few months
There wasn't a lot that I needed t
My life was quite simple-the Army
was too
I followed commands as they told me
to do.
Got up in the morning and started
in drilling
Then practiced a bit on the fine
art of killing.
Some days in the kitchen, some
nights walking post-
And the thinking I did wasn't
much at the most.
In a general's office all covered with
My thoughts were created and sen
down through channels
What channels they were was none
of my care-
Sorpehow or someway they always
got there.%
"Tis said that ambition's the fault
of a fool,
And mine was to go to Judge Ad-
vocate School.
So off to Ann Arbor-and some
more, easy work
I said to myself-'til I met Colonel
He teaches a course which righ'
from the start
Is a massive stupendous gigantic big
It starts at the top with Comman-
Right down through the guy who
distributes the beef.
G-1 and G-2, G-3 and G-4
Brigade and division, battalion
and corps.
Divisions for chaplains, battalions
And maybe brigades for legal
A staff man for this and a staff man
for that
A staff man to hang up the general's
Desert commands and civil affairs-
A QM division for foraging mares
Commands to attack with-com-
mands to defend,
This organization-it never will
Amphibious, airborne and moyn-
tain command,
It's more than this soldier can
quite understand.
Strategic logistics and ASTP
My body's on land but my mind is
at sea!
I'm sick and I'm weary-for the old
days I yearn,
My face is so long I could drink from
a churn.
If the 3. months are over and I'm
still on hand,
Ilon't bring out the music, don't
strike up the band,
Don't put up the flags and don't
give me a pennant.
Just shoot me some brass, boys,
and call me Lieutenant.
--Candidate Kirk Jefre
1st O.C. Class, JAG School
(Reprint from The Advocate)
* * *



Betty Grable, motion picture actress, announced she will marry
Harry James, band leader, in Las Vegas, Nev., next Monday. The
couple is shown at a New York night club.
Leningrad Theaters, Libraries
Pecked Despite German Siege
4 _ __ __ __ __ _ _ __ __ __ __ __ _ _

tC Carter
To Speak at
Vespe rService
Former Professor
Will Deliver Patriotic
Address 'This Liberty'
Members of the Army and Navy
units, residents of Ann Arbor and
students will have an opportunity to
hear Lt.-Col. Thomas W. Carter, dis-
trict chaplain of the Army Air Forces
Technical Training Command of St.
Louis, speak at the Independence Day
vespers to be held from 7 p.m. till
8 p.m. tomorrow at the First Con-
gregational Church.
Colonel Carter, who was formerly
professor of education at Albion, will
talk on "This Liberty."
Soldier Chorus To Sing
Also in keeping with the Indepen-
dence Day theme will be a patriotic
anthem sung by Co. A of the 3651st
Service Unit chorus under the direc-
tion of Bill Sawyer. The chorus has
already been heard by Ann Arbor
residents and students when it ap-
peared in the all-soldier musical
show "Nips in the Bud."
This vesper service, which is the
first of a series for the summer, fol-
lows a tradition established by Uni-
versity officials several years ago.
Hopkins To Preside
Dr. Louis A. Hopkins, director of
the Summer Session, will preside at
the service and will offer some selec-
ted readings from the Declaration
of Independence.
The program will be opened with
the national anthem by Palmer
Christian at the organ, and Hardin
Van Deursen will read Kipling's "Re-
The Rev. Chester Loucks of the
First Baptist Church will read the
Scripture and Dr. Edward W. Blake-
man, counselor of religious education,
will give the prayer and benediction.
WAAC Recruiting Officer
To Continue League Booth
Lt. Barbara Bethell, WAAC re-
cruiting officer, will be on duty at
the WAAC information booth in the
lobby of the Women's League until
Tuesday noon.
"I will be on duty at 9 a.m. and
throughout the morning, afternoon
and evening," Lieutenant Bethell
said. "For the convenience of those
who wish to make appointments,
calls will be taken for me at the
League switchboard."
"Women who are unable to come
during the day are invited to make
appointments for the evening. In
this way everyone who is interested
will be able to obtain direct infor-
mation about the WAAC's," she

"The Advocate", semi - monthly
bulletin of the Judge Advocate Gen-
eral's School made its second ap-
pearance yesterday.
Lt. George P. Forbes, Jr. is editor
of the paper.

Wounded Soldiers Ask
Smiles Not Sympathy

War Correspondent Of Red Fleet
The following vivid account of life
in Leningrad as the city nears the end
of its second year of siege was written
for the Associated Press by Lt. Leonid
Ivitch, war correspondent for the Sov-
let Navy's newspaper, Red Fleet, who
has spent a year in the besieged city,
Ivitch covered the Odessa and Mur-
mansk fronts before going to Lenin-
grad, where, for heroism displayed
while covering the siege, he was awar-
ded the medal called "For the Defense
of Leningrad."'
LENINGRAD, June 30. (Delayed)
(P)- War and life are one and the
same thing in this throbbing city
The sufferings of last year's winte
are not yet forgotten, as they won'
be for centuries to come.
When the German army succeeded
in blockading the city, the satanica'
Hitler hysterically announced to the
"Leningrad forces are at their
knees. This city will receive no mer-
cy. This city will perish."
To the agony of bombing and
shelling which the city underwent
were added the pangs of hunger. The
people received only 125 grams of
bread daily, but they refused to sur-
render. Staggering from weakness.
they continued to work at their
lathes and machines. Shockingly
thin, pale and emaciated, they con-
tinued to erect fortifications at the
city's walls upon which were broken
and dispersed the ferocious attacks
of well fed and picked S.S, troops.
The people are fortified'in these
dalys as always in the war by their
great love for the city and im-
measurable hatred for the enemy.
I think they are the most auda-
cious patriots in all Russia.
Work Goes On
One of my friends there was an
old worker who spent his entire life
in one of the biggest plants in Lenin-
grad. . During the artillery shelling
he did not leave the shop but con-
tinued to work at an enormous lathe.
A shell hit the shop. The old man
was severely wounded. Vasily An-
dreev his name was. He was laid up
in a hospital three months, recuper-
ated, then returned to work as usual.
"Friend," I told him, "your health
is waning. Perhaps you should go
to the rear and work in one of the
evacuated plants."
Vasily Andreev slowly shook his
head, lifted his eyeglasses to his
forehead and asked with a shrug
of his shoulders: "Where would I
go? This is my city. This is my
factory-and besides in me are
eight shrapnel splinters which I
got here. No, I remain with Len-
And so he did remain. I saw him
just the other day at a jazz band
concert in a city park. He is very
much alive, working and happy.
Still A Cultural Center
Leningrad is a city right on the
front. It continues to throb with
life and still is a large cultural cen-
ter. Theatres are overcrowded. From
the front lines come officers buying
up tickets for "The Road to New
York," a Russian adaptation of an
American play.
Dozens of movie theatres are
operating, showing the latest war
pictures. Concert halls are jam
packed and Leningradites anx-
iously are awaiting the arrival of
Dmitri Shostakovich (the compos-
er). He will conduct' in Philhar-
monic Hall. They are awaiting,
too, the arrival of Peoples Artist of
the Soviet Union Kachalov.
Bookshops are crowded. ,People
grab up the latest editions. The halls
of the public library, one of the
world's largest, are crowded with

tomizing the indomitable optimism
of Leningrad people and their faith
in absolute victory.
The war is reflected in the plays
--particularly the war in Lenin-
grad. Performances are given in
overcrowded theatres. Storms of
cheers from the audiences demon-
strate how the drama touches the
most hidden thoughts of Lenin-
grad's defenders.
They feel their strength so greatly
they even allow themselves to laugh
at the enemy who is suffocating in
impotent fury before the city's im-
perturbable resistance.
Students Write Theses
My friend, Doctor of Medicine
Konstantin Rabinovitch, who held
r the medical chair in Leningrad Uni-
t versity for 25 years, told me:
"You know, I really am amazed
at the tremendous desire to write
l dissertations for scientific degrees.
I have had ten or 12 applications.
It is the most interesting thing.
The topics selected prove the peo-
ple are interested with very ser-
ious problems and very progres-
sive problems. It is not easy to
work at present, you know."
The professor told about a girl
student who came to him with a re-
quest that he send her to a consul-
tant for a discussion of one of the
questions in her dissertation.
"Listen," the professor told her,
"this won't be easy. Your theme
will require at least a year or per-
haps two."
The girl answered:
"But it is of the utmost impor-
''But will you find time?" the pro-
fessor asked.
The girl replied that she had ar-
ranged a daily time schedule so as
to have time to work on the disser-
tation, work in a vegetable garden
and at the same time do duty in a
Leningrad defense detachment. The
professor then gave up trying to dis-
suade her. Instead, he himself of-
fered to be her consultant.
Buildings Demolished
As of yore, life throbs along
Nevsky Prospect-life that has
been praised and pictured by the
greatest Russian writers and po-
ets. True, its appearance is
changed somewhat. Along this, the
world's most beautiful prospect,
several buildings have been demol-
ished by bombings and shellings
The windows of shops are hidden
by high piles of sand-filled boxes.
True, the previously crowded wide
sidewalks are not so crowded now
but the spirit of Nevsky Prospect re-
mains the same. Here as previously
on the sunny side of the street Len-
ingradites meet and gossip.
People Raise Crops
In the morning people hurry to
work. In the evening, with their
shovels they hurry to their gardens.
Yes, the problem of vegetables and
vitamins is noless important than
all others concerning the defense of
the city.
The people of Leningrad tackled
the vitamin problem with typical
energy. They dug up Marsov
Square. They planted neat rows
of vegetables underneath the trees
in the summer park where Push-
kin used to promenade. They
carefully laid vegetable beds along
the embankments of numerous
canals bisecting the city.
There is no doubt this city will
hold out. It is not only capable of
supplying the defenders with arms
and ammunition produced in num-
erous plants working at full capa-
city, but it also supplies the defend-
ers with everything else necessary to
successful battle--
Freshmen at Zeta Psi
Elect House Officers

E NEW YORK, July 2-(P)-Here,
comes Joe.
He's the kid who fixed your car
and sowedyour wheat last year.
He's home now-hundreds of him
-home from the war. He lies in a
bed or hobbles on crutches about the
quiet wards of Halloran General
Hospital, an Army hospital for
wounded men set in the green high-
lands of Staten Island.
What some would term the worst
has happened to Joe. He has lost an
arm or a leg or both legs in battle:
He has a message he conveys with
a grin or a carelessly lit cigarette.
It's a public message to his relatives.
friends and the country at large. It
goes something like this:
"Don't feel sorry for me. I'm doing
fine. The medics are fixing me up
a swell new limb.
"I'm no hero. I know a lot of guys
who weren't as lucky."
This is Joe talking. This is Staff
Sergeant Cleo Roberts, 27, of 1415
Union Ave., Grand Rapids, who lost
a leg at Maknassy in March :
"We were advancing. We were due
to attack a hill at 11:50 p.m. We went
through a mine field at the foot of
the hill. We had toawithdraw. I
Fifth Summer
Reception To Be
Given by Center
The International Center's fifth
annual summer reception will be
held at 8 p.m. Friday, Robert Klinger,
assistant counselor to foreign stu-
dents, announced yesterday.
This annual affair gives new and
old foreign students, other University
students and faculty members an
opportunity to get acquainted in an
informal manner, he said.
Dr. Esson M. Gale, who took over.
his new duties as director of the
Center and Counselor to Foreign Stu-
dents last week, and Mrs. Gale will
welcome the guests.
The evening will be devoted largely
to allowing those attending to get:
acquainted. Staff members of the
center will be on hand for intro-
ductions and concerted effort will be
made 'to integrate all newcomers
into the group, Mr. Klinger said.
Dr. Gale has asked all who are in-
terested in things international, whe-
ther they are foreign or American,
to attend.
A special invitation is extended to
servicemen on campus to become
acquainted with the activities and
members of the Center, which is lo-
cated in the south wing of the

I- 3

Protect Your R1ecords
for the duration!
PROTECT YOUR RECORDS. Because of the lack of
materials and a shortage of help there will be fewer
records released in the future. We have a fine selec-
tion of empty ALBUMS with index listings on the inside
cover for your single records. The prices vary from
79c to $3.65 each.
We also have left a few attractive RECORD CAB-
INETS at $19.95 and up.
Stacking records causes warping. A RECORD RACK
is ideal in preventing ruined surfaces. Besides being a
colorful addition to your room it serves as a-safe and
orderly arrangement for your records,
RECENT ALBUMS with outstanding performers to
odd to your record library.
LAURITZ MELCHIOR...............Danish Songs
GLADYS SWARTHOUT ........Musical Show Hits
GRACE MOORE. ... Grace Moore Program
BRAZILIAN MUSIC.....Celebrated Brazilian Music
MARIAN ANDERSON ..... . Great Songs of Faith

stepped on a mine. I was wounded in
the right foot at 4:45 a.m. I tried to
move back and I couldn't.
"I lay there all through the next
day and most of the next night. -The
medics kept trying to get out to me
and they couldn't, the firing was so
heavy. I thought it was all up then.
That's right, I thought I was going
to die. I just lay there and waited
and after while they got out to me
and took me back."
The wounded have a hero. He's the
medic-the man in white. The medic
was at the field hospital, aiding Joe
under fire. The medics at Halloran
have given Joe faith in a future.
They've patched him up so that he
can either return to army life or start
again as a civilian.
Joe is being helped to get his new
start at the hospital with work In
crafts under the direction of Red
Cross volunteers. At his disposal are
shops in woodworking, metal craft,
pottery, weaving, mass moulding. Or
he can paint, listen to music or read
in a large library.
Each ward has a game room where
he can play table tennis, shoot pool
and play other games.
Grateful as all the wounded are
to the many persons and organiza-
tions who have aided them, the medic
still remains the hero.
As Warren Roberts, 21, of 1614 N.
Sixth St., Superior, Wis., who was
wounded while advancing at mak-
nassy March 25, said when he quit a
game of pool in a sunlit game room:
"The medics are as good in the
field as they are here at the hospital
-and that's plenty good. They're al-
ways- right behind you."
Navy To Increase
Size by 500,000
WASHINGTON, July 2.-(P)-The
Navy will increase in size by nearly
500,000 in the first six months ,t
next year, while there will be no ap-
preciable change in the Army's size
during that period, War Manpower'
Commission (WMC) officials reveal-
ed today.
The expansion will be necessary to
man the growing fleet and provide
a corresponding increase in support-
ing personnel on shore, it was- ex-
plained by Frank Sparks, head of the
WMC's labor utilization bureau.
The total strength of the armed
forces is now 9,300,000 and it has
been estimated that this figure will
increase to 10,800,000 by the end of
this year.
The further increase in Navy per-
sonnel will bring the total of the
armed forces, to 11,300,000 by July

We'd bet our last dollar that Drew Pearson and Samuel
Grafton are angling for top honors on Hitler's list of
Well, Hitler should be hopping mad at this year's
Michigan Daily - we've signed both of them.
Der Fuehrer knows that Drew Pearson gives us a
steady diet of inside, exclusive Washington news.
He breaks into a cold sweat whenever he sees a
Grafton column, slugging it out day after day with the
men and ideas that are this nation's enemies.

All Or Nothing At All.. . Harry James &
Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer...
.... ...Golden
Let's Get Lost . . . .. . .
Fuddy Duddy Watch Maker...........
Velvet Moon. . . ... . ....,
Prince Charming .. ... ........
Blue Of Evening....Tommy Dorsey &
Rusty Dusty Blues............ .
A ll O fM e... . . . . ........ .
It Can't RBe\AWronn Dfirk Hnvmpc fT thp

Frank Sinatra
Gate Quartet
Kay Kyser
Kay Kyser
Harry James
Harry James
Frank Sinatra
Count Basie
Count Basie

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