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FRIMAY, JULY 6, 1945

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE FIVE

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SOLDIER'S UTOPIA IN ENGLAND:
GI's Live in Luxury Hotels for 20 Cents a Day;
Resort City Is Playground for Home-Bound Yanks

By K ENNETH L. DIXON
Associated Press Correspondent
IOURNEMOUTH, Eng.-Here is a
soldiers' Utopia where GI's live in $10
a day luxury hotels for 20 cents a
night.
They play and swim on seven miles
of sandy English Channel beach, stay
out all night if they wish and sleep
as late as they like. Waffle break-
fasts are served until 11 a.m. Military
police are scarce and the only rules
are: "Remember, you are a visitor--
and a gentleman."
Playgrnund for GI's
Since V-E Day this famous English
Riviera resort city of 116,000 on the
southeast coast has become a play-
ground for American troops waiting
for transportation bacl to the United
States and a leave center for those
still on duty in England, France and
Germany.
Many of the guests are liberated
prisoners of war who are regaining
weight and are getting a chance to
play on Army time before returning
home.
Red Cross Open
With the cooperation and backing
of the Army, the American Red Cross
has taken over 12 of the largest.
most luxurious hotels on the high,
picturesque cliffs overlooking the
sea. They are run as private clubs
for all ranks but the only thing mili-
tary about the place is the uniforms.
It is the closest thing to civilian
life that it is possible to find in the
Army. That is what the soldiers like
about it, says Pvt. James Gilmour,
(506 North Fairhill Street) Philadel-
phia, Pa., airborne infantryman who
landed in Normandy on D-Day.
Army Forgotten
"It is a beautiful place and a good
spot to come to forget about the
Army," adds Sgt. Sylvester Scrocco
who was wounded at Aachen. Sgt.
Jack Massena, North Tarrytown,
N.Y., winner of the silver star and
wounded five times, readily agrees.
When asked what he likes about
the resort, Pvt. Leonard . Szczesny,
Natrona Heights, Pa., replies quickly,
"the beach and the girls."
Bournemouth is supposed to have
more beautiful women per capita
than any other city in England.
There are no non-fraternization
rules but there is a lot of competi-
tioe between the American and Ca-
nadian soldiers as Bournemouth has
long been a big Royal Canadian Air
Force base.
Entertainment Supplied
Besides swimming, the entertain-
ment includes yachting, tennis, golf,
free movies, horseback riding, steam-
er excursions to the Isle of Wight and
visits to many historic places includ-

ing Hurst castle built by Henry VIII. have special permission to stay ope
Many swank restaurants and dance until midnight. The only soft drink
palaces beckon to the soldier trade. are served at Red Cross hotels,
Alcoholic drinks are rationed strict- Officers Pay More
ly although a few cocktail lounges GI's fare better than officers. Th

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

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4 Thursday July 12
5 Monday July 16
6 Tuesday July 17
7 Wednesday July 18
8 Thursday July 19
Please note that attendance is re-
quired and roll will be taken,.
Warren E. Forsyths, M.D.
Director, Health Service
L. S. & A. Juniors now eligible for
Concentration should get edmission
to Concentration blanks at Room 4,
Univ. Hall, immediately. These slips
must be properly signed by the Ad-
viser and the original copy returned
to Room 4, Univ. Hall at once.
Sociology 54, Modern Social Prob-
lems, will meet today, as well as
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of
next week, as scheduled originally.
Preliminary Examinations for the
Doctor's degree in English will be
held August 1, 4, 8, and 11 EWT (3,
7 and 10 CWT), at 3223 Angell Hall.
All students desiring to take the
examinations are requested to give
their names to Professor Nelson,
3223 A. H.
Co-certs
Regular Weekly Concerts will be
given under the auspices of the
School of Music on Tuesday evenings
at 7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium, begin-
ning July 10.
Exhibitions
General Library, main corridor
cases. Books printed in English be-
fore 1640.
Clements Library. Japan in Maps
from Columbus to Perry (1492-1854).
Architecture Building. Student
work.
Michigan Historical Collections, 160
Rackham Building. Representative

items in
lections.

the Michigan Historical Col-I

Museums Building, rotunda. Some
foods of the American Indian.
Evens Today
Motion Picture. French film,
"D'Orag, " Mich le Moran, Charles
Boyer, French dialogue, English
Titles, plus short. 7:30 p. m. (CWT)
8:30 (EWT) today and Saturday,
July 6, 7, Rackham Lecture Hall. Ad-
mission free.
The Departments of Latin and
Greek will hold an informal recep-
tion for students and friends today.
July 6, at ?:15 CWT (4:15 EWT),
in the West Conference Room of the
Rackham Building.
University Lecture: "Education for
International Understandings." Mo-
wat C. Fraser, Dean of Winthrop Col-
lege; auspices of the Summer Ses-
sion. 2:05 p. in., today, July 6. Uni-
versity High School Auditorium.
Coming Events
Michigan Book-Buying Club: All
those interested are invited to a
meeting in the office of the club to-
day 3:30 CWT (4:30 EWT), Lane
Hall.
Russky Kruzhok (Russian Circle)
will hold the first of its weekly meet-
ings for the sumer session at 7:00
p.m. CWT (8:00 p.m. EWT) Monday,
July 9, at the International Center.
The program will include election of
officers, group singing, and tea. All
interested are cordially invited.
Michigan Sailing Club. There are
a limited number of memberships
open this summer. Those interested
meet in the Union at 2:00 CWT (1:00
EWT) on Saturday, July 7. Bring
work clothes and if possible prepare
to spend the afternoon.
University Lecture. Tuesday, July
10, Professor Preston W. Slosson,
"Interpreting the News." 3:10 p.m.,
Rackham Amphitheater.

iuge Carlton Hotel - where the
rince of Wales had a room - with
$10 a day view is one of those open
o enlisted men for a shilling a night
;hile the officers live in the less pre-
entious Ambassador a block away
it four shillings a night.
Overnight valet service is provided
n all the hotels and free mending
s done while you wait.
Many London stage shows are tried
,ut first on audiences at Bourne-
,nouth. Vacationing soldiers are in-
vited at special rates.
Sunburn Oil Needed
"Our biggest problem is keeping a
supply of sunburn oil for the boys
who insist on spending all day on
the beach," said Ruth Dennis, Los
Angeles, Calif., director of a GI Red
Cross club.
Bournemcuth is only a bus ride
from the great port of Southampton
from which troops are embarking for
the States. Many of them, especially
liberated prisoners, are living here
until called to catch their boat.
Ex-prisoners Listed
Among the freed prisoners relax-
ing here last week were Lt. John C.
(Red) Morgan, Amarillo, Tex., first
Eighth Air Force bomber pilot to
win the Congressional Medal of Hon-
or; Lt. John B. Hynes, West Rox-
bury, Mass., a Flying Fortress navi-
gator; Lt. William H. Topping, Clif-
ton Forge, Va., a Liberator bombar-
dier; and Lt.kKenneth L. Vaughn,
North Braddock, Pa.
Morgan was shot down over Ber-
lin. The others spent six to 15
months in German prison camps.
Casualties Number
1,036,937 Today
WASHINGTON. July 5-(P)-Com-
bat casualties of the armed forces
since the beginning of the war reach-
ed 1,036,937 today, a rise of 6,258 in
the past week.
The total represented 911,397 for
the Army and 125,540 for the Navy,
It included 239,533 killed, 628,353
wounded, 49,580 missing and 119,471
prisoners.
BUY WAR BONDS

International
Center Plans
Are Announced
The summer program of the Inter-
national Center, including weekly
teas, excursions, and the annual sum-
mer reception, July 18, was outlined
yesterday by Robert M. Klinger, as-
sistant courseler and director of the
Center.
Special tables for those who speak
Spanish, Russian and French will be
arranged for each of the teas, to be
held every Thursday from 4 to 5:30
p. m. EWT (3 to 4:30 p. m. CWT).
Visiting instructors in the linguistic,
history and geography departments
will be special guests at the teas, open
to everyone.
New foreign students will be hon-
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Esson M. Gale, and his staff, from 8
to 11p.m.EWT (7 to 10p.m. CWT),
July 18, in the Rackham assembly
hall.
Among outings scheduled for al-
ternate weekends throughout the
summer are hikes, bicycle tours, and
excursions to Greenfield Village,
Cranbook, and other places.
UAW. Seeks Appeal
To Hold Convention
DETROIT, July 5-(P)-The Unit-
ed Automobile Workers (CIO) Union,
announcing it had been denied per-
mission to hold its national conven-
tion this year, said today the verdict
was being appealed.

INVEST IN

VICTORY

Sub Trigger
Reported Lost;
Holds Citation
WASHINGTON, July 5--(IA-The
submarine Trigger, holder of the
Presidential Unit Citation for an "ex-
ceptionally notable record of severe
damage inflicted on hostile shipping,"
is overdue and presumed lost.
The Navy's announcement said
next of kin of her war time comple-
ment of about 85 officers and men
have been notified.
The Trigger was the 45th United
States submersible lost since the
start of the war.

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