TTHE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, ULY 25,1943
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Never Trust the Navy, 'Say Marines
time to send out a reconnaissance
party, the company had a little dif-
ficulty in finding the designatedi
spot. Finally, however, after getting1
lost in back of the University Hos-
pital, the Marines got the "situation
well in hand" and arrived at the Is-
No girls-an hour later-no girls-
still later-no girls. "Gee," sug-
gested one of the fellows, "maybe
they're onra different kind of time."
"Oh, no, somebody answered.
"They're on the kind of time that is
used by women all over the country-
Meanwhile, at the Pi Phi house,
ash trays were overflowing as restless
girls smoked and wondered and
smoked. At 7:30 no Marines-at 8
the telephone rang. "I'm calling for
the Navy boys," a voice said, "We
want to make sure that our friends
the Marines are having lots of fun."
"Oh, my yes," the house chaperone
answered with determined cheerful-
ness. "There are simply dozens of
boys here, and everyone is having a
"Are you sure?" asked the voice.
"Of course," said the chaperone,
"The girls are saying that the Mar-
ines are the nicest boys they have
At 8:30-still no Marines-at 8:45
the doorbell rang. The three boys
who hadn't been notified about the
change in plans arrived. After an
interval of questions and answers,
the Pi Phis and the three Marines
concluded that someone had put
something over on someone and that
the Navy would be mighty sorry.
Party United at Last
After more telephoning the where-
abouts of the missing men. was dis-
covered, and with the few available
automobiles the Pi Phis headed for
the Island. They arrived just as 55
Marines decided they had played
enough jacknife and were about to
swear off women for life.
The hour of liberty which was left
was spent in dancing at the Pi Phi
house and in deciding how to get
even with the Navy. "At first," said
Crane and Cook, "we were going to
go back to the barracks at 9:30 and
tear every Navy house apart. But
we were having such a good time
that we decided to postpone our re-
"Of course," said Crane, "a slight
difference in numbers of eight blue-
jackets to one Marine would make it
a good even fight, if we held back a
little." By morning muster, how-
ever, the tension in the atmosphere
had been detected by the officers,
and one of the orders of the day was
that there be no rioting.
Company A, 3651 S.U.
Can March 12 Miles
Singing All the Way
Sleepy residents along North Uni-
versity were awakened early yester-
day morning by the stirring strains
of the "Marseilles," French national
anthem, as the men of Company A,
3651 S.U. started on a 12-mile cross
country march in the best of spirits.
Although, unlike the men of the
Army air forces stationed on campus,
Company A confines its singing
mostly to out-of-town hikes, they
possess a variety of songs in practic-
ally every known language.
British and Russian marching
songs, and Polish tunes have been
picked up by .the whole company
from the one or two men who know
them. Ch'Ilai, a Chinese song is an-
other favorite of this versatile group.
Written and dedicated, to the 3651
S.U. by members of Company A, and
featured in their hit play, "Nips in
the Bud," the song "Off to the Rising
Sun" is another standby with which
the men enliven their long hikes.
"Daikon Koshinkyoku" which
means "Big White Radish Marching
Song" in English, was written and
dedicated to Company A by Mr.
Matsimoto of the University faculty.
The song deals with the experiences
of Company A in Ann Arbor.
Coeds Clean Up
"The 'BBS laundry' last week
washed 24 Navy undress whites,
charging a fee of 40 cents each,"
one of the proprietors announced
The mystery laundry is com-
posed of three college coeds who
started out to do their naval
friends' uniforms. Last week they
expanded their business and took
on a few others.
"We use our own mangle and
washing machine," one of the
pretty coed laundresses said, "and
we've worked the ironing process
down to seven minutes."
"No, the identity of the 'BBS
laundry' must be kept secret," she
said, "or we'll have more business
than we can handle."
15 MONTHS AT SEA:
Former Coastguardsman Tells
Of His Adventures on Cutter
"Most of the excitement of my 15
months at sea were packed into al-
proximately four hours," Pete Kel-
ler, member of the V-12 program. and
former coastguardsman, said yester-
"I was at the wheel of our cut-
ter when the skipper and executive
officer spotted something causing
a wake while we were within sight
of the New Jersey coast," he ex-
"We dropped depth charges for
four hours straight but because of
fishing fleets operating in the area
our charges lost most of their effect.
We couldn't get too close because of
the fear of destroying the small craft
around," he said.
"A little later the Navy confirmed
our belief that it was an enemy
"Another scare occurred when we
were off the coast of Nova Scotia;"
Keller said. "There were no lights on
our ships and we were almost
rammed by a Navy tanker. It was
too close to be healthy.
"Two days out from Nova Scotia
we saw a flash off -our starboard"~ We
thought an enemy sub hadfired on
us. We all stayed at our stations from
2 to 5 a.m. and started: circling to
avoid being hit. It was below zero
weather,, too," he added. "Later a
radio report informed us that a don-
key engine on. another ship' had
blown up causing the flash."
Keller, stationed on a new coast=
guard cutter, got his, first' trip
aboard ship when he tiayeled om
the Great Lakes thi-oigh' the St.
Lawrence River to N6va Scotia.
From Nova Scotia to eoston; h
experienced his first seasickness. It
was an unusually heavy storm," he
said, "and I wished I were 4bead
for about half a day."
"One of the queerest events oq-
curred in Halifax, Nova Scotia Whdn
we went to a dance. The girls
Wouldn't dance with American sail-
ors but entertained the Canadian
and English sailors quite royally.
That was just last December," he
"Life aboard ship is enjoyable,"
lCeller said. "It is very informal with
no barrier between officers and sea-
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ciples): 10:45 a.m., Morning worship,
the Rev. Frederick Cowin, Minister.
4:30 p.m., Disciple students and
their friends will join with Congreg4.
tional students at the Guild House,
438 Maynard St., for a trip to River-
side Park. Games, a picnic supper
and vesper service will be held at the
Park. Students in military service
are especially invited. Small charge.
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To Meet in October.
The Department of Journalism an-
nounced yesterday that the 23rd ark-
nual convention of. the Michigan In-
terscholastic Press Assojlation 'would
probably be held at Ann Arbor in Oc-
Originally scheduled for last May,
the convention was Postponed be-
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a t at
was more or less resolved Sit-by-the-Fire," Reper-
by no less authorities than tory play of a week ago
Dean Alice C. Lloyd and ... Babington was induc-
Miss Ethel McCormick, so- ted for limited service at
cial director of the League Ft. Custer Tuesday ... Hal
who declared firmly that Cooper, leading man of the
the University has not first Repertory play this
warned the coeds against season, is now in a Navy
the servicemen and that uniform.
any campus function which' * * *
facilitates meetings be-- NEXT WEEK'S PLAY
tween coeds and soldiers' will be the Chinese drama
or sailors met with the "Lady -Precious Stream,"
heartiest approval of the which will be given in col-
authorities-': . . A poll of orful costumes against a
University coeds seemed to' somber- background of
bear out this statement. black 9nd silver . . . The
* * * idea, according to Herbert
MORE facilities for the' Phillipi, Repertory Stage
servicemen to meet coeds designer, is to let the aud-
are in the offing now, how- ience use its imagination
ever, with the new Univer- for the background of the
sity USO being planned ... play.
Dances will be held every * * *
Friday and Saturday night, ARRANGEMENTS are
and open houses will be ar- being made here by the
ranged Sundays, with co- WAC recruiting center in
eds as hostesses to enter- the League to establish a
tain the men. committee to recommend
* * * coeds as candidates for the
THE BOMBER Scholar- WAC officer candidate
ship Acquaintance Bureau school . . . This first oppor-
was drawing the coeds tunity for women to be-
a. ,vnamon tnaether a come officers directly from
regular Army and Navy pi-
lots for combat duty.
* * *
WILLIAM SUITS, for-
mer University student,
who left here in 1941 to
join the Royal Canadian
Rifles, was reported to
have died in a Jap prison
camp, according to word
received by his parents ...
Suits was captured by the
Japs at the fall of Hong-
* * *
BOB WIESE of football
fame was elected to the
Board in Control of Physi-
cal Education last week,
defeating Art Upton, his
only opposing candidate in
the all-campus election.
* * *
UNIVERSITY grid star
Julius Franks has been
named for the College All-
Star team in their game
against the Washington
Redskins in Evanston Aug.
25 . . . Al Wistert, Don
Boor, and Rudy Smeja
have also been named on
the roster and have ac-
cepted . . . Elmer Madar,
preparation for the Maize
and Blue opening tilt a-
gainst Camp Grant Sept.
18 ... Michigan looks like
a powerhouse come this
fall with returning letter-
men Paul White, Julie
Franks, Merv Pregulman,
Bob Stenberg, Bob Wiese,
Jim Brieske, and Bob Der-
leth added to such stars as
Elroy Hirsch, Jack Wink,
Fred Negus and Pat Boyle
of Wisconsin and Bill Dal-
ey of Minnesota . . . These
stars from other schools
are stationed on campus in
the Navy V-12 reserves.
S * *
THE WOLVERINE fall
schedule begins with Notre
Dame's "fighting Irish"
who will come to town Oct.
9 looking for revenge after
last year's defeat . . . They
are expected to have a
strong team, as is North-
western, the Maize and
Blue's next opponent . . .
Ohio State is the only other
Wolverine opponent who is
liable to put a strong team
in the field . . . However,
Minnesota has some husk-
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