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Rightists Gain
Edge As Row
Creates Fissure
In GOP Ranks
Party Puts Off Showdown,
But Conservatives Take
Two Contested Positions
Kenneth F. Simpson
Loses Liberal Fight
WAHINGTON, Nov. 29.-(-
Amid enthusiastic predictions of a
great victory in 1940, the Republican
National Committee today postponed
a showdown between its liberal and
conservative elements
Meeting for the first time since
the recent election, the committee
reecived optimistic reports from state
after state-and warnings as well
that the party will "need recruits" if
its presidential candidate is to be
elected two years hence.
But, the controversy between the
committee's conservative faction and
those who insist that the Party em-
phasis must be placed upon liberalism
was not permitted to come to the,
floor. Some had expected a battle
between those of the two viewpoints
over the election of members of the
Executive Committee.1
Arrangement Foundy
However, an arrangement was
worked out whereby the Executive
Committee's two vacancies went to
Former Sen. Daniel O. Hastings of
Delaware, long allied with the con-
servative group, and Harvey Jewet),
Jr., of South Dakota, on whose behalf
claims of liberalism have been ad-
Ignored was Kenneth F. Simpson,
young committee-member from New
York, leader of Tiomas E. Dewey's
recent campaign for ,the governorship
and the most outspoken of those who
insist that the party take a liberal
Simpson arrived at the Carlton
Hoel, scene of the meeting, with a
statement to reporters that if the
Party is to be "under the domination
of Mr. Hoover, the Liberty League or
some other reactionlry influences" it,
might as well fold up.".
Backed By Friends
Simpson's friends were backing him
for a place on the Executive Commit-
tee, and it has been customary to give,
his state such representation. But,
under an obvious prearrangement, his
name was not even placed in nonina-1
As a result of the election of Mast-
ings and Jewett, in the opinion of p-
litical observers, the conservative
wing of the Party held its own and
perhaps more. Certainly, these ob-
servers saw no signs that the liberals
had made any gains. Hastings, as a
member of the Senate from Delaware,
the state of the Du Ponts, was an
arch-anti-New Dealer and defender
of business.
Reporters trouping into the room
upon the conclusion of the meeting
formed two groups-one about Simp-
son and the other about John D. M.
Hamilton, chairman of the National
Committee since the Landon cam-
paign of 1936. Simpson was reluctant
to talk, Hamilton voluble.
En lih Movie
Coming Friday
'Peg Of Old Drury' Listed

At Mendelssohn
"Peg of Old Drury," Ensian film
version of the lite of David Garrick
will open at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the
Lydia Mendelssohn theatre under
the auspices of the Art Cinema
With- Sir Cedric Hardwicke cast
as the matinee idol the film depicts
scenes from Shakespeare and Ben
Jonson as originally shown on the.
stage of the famous Drury Lane The-
The central theme revolves around
Peg Woffington, an unknown Irish
girl who rises to fame as an ictress)
and attracts the attentions of Ger-
The picture will be shown at 7:30
and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Seats for the 7:30 p.m. performances
will be reserved.
I Ensian To Boost Price
On Seniors' Pictures

Prestige Seen Principal Benefit
To Reich In Regaining Colonies

Portuguese And Belgians
Fear African Partition
By France And Britain
Despite the recent German claims
that their demand for the return of
the pre-war African colonies has been
motivated by the necessity for econ-
omic self-sufficiency, the factor of
the gain in prestige that would follow
a concession to these demands would
prove more valuable to the National
Socialist state, in the opinion of Prof.
Howard B. Calderwood of the politi-
cal science department.
"The principal German arguments
for the return of the colonies have
been that they would enable the
Reich to establish a greater measure
of self-sufficiency by their produc-
tion of necessary raw materials and
the outlet that they would - provide
for- surplus population," Professor
Calderwood stated. Of the four col-
onies that the Germans seek, Tan-
ganyika (German East Africa), the
Cameroons, South West Africa and
Togoland, only the Cameroons, in
which the Germans had begun to
make strides in plantation agricul-
ture before the war, might prove valu-
able, which tends to minimize the
German claim of economic gain."
"To the charge that they failed
either to get economic benefit or be-
gin settlements in the colonies before
the war, the Germans answer that the
greater intensity of modern adminis-
trative methods would enable them.
to accomplish much more," said Pro-
fessor Calderwood. "To what extent
this is true," he added, "I do not
"The German spokesmen assert

that the British, French and Belgian
governments, the latter -in particular,!
show great inefficiency in colonial ad-
ministration," he said. "They ac-
cuse the British of breaking down
the morale and efficiency of thena-
tive workmen by too great a leniency,
stating further that the natives were
much happier under the German re-
gime. They state that the German
administrators, while not cruel, im-
pose a certain 'severity' which the
natives respect," Professor Calder-
wood said.
"The benevolence of the German
colonial administration is problemati-
cal, however," he stated, "since the
governmental proclivities of the Nazi
bureaucracies are well known."
The recent refusal of France and
Great Britain to consider any Ger-
man colonial demand appears to have
been motivated by a reaction to the
anti-semitic campaign of the Nazis,
Professor Calderwood said, but it
seems reasonably certain that the de-
mocracies will negotiate with Ger-
many on this score in the near fu-
ture. "According to rumor," he stat-
ed, "there are a number of proposed
solutions to the problem. It is said
that France may concede a portion of
French Equatorial Africa and Britain
a part of Nigeria to appease the Ger-
man demand. Belgium may also of-
fer concessions," he added.
Since it seems unlikely that Ger-
many would accept this plan, there is
beginning to be anxiety in Portuguese
and Belgian circles that France and
England will turn to apportionment
of the colonies of these nations in an
effort to avert war," he concluded,
"much in the same fashion that they
offered Czechoslovakia."

J-Hop Ballot
Takes Place
Committee Will Be First
Chosen Under System
Initiated Here This Fall

Five Drowned Control Of Utilities
In West Coast
Airplane CrashAssumed Army
Two Saved As Luxury In France' s Crisis

Airliner Drits Ashore
Near San Francisco Bay

Petitions Are Asked I Blown



President Seesn
Na7i Relations
In Status Quo
German Race Issue Waits
Further Talks; Kennedy
Due Home On Leave
WARM SPRIN.GS, Ga., Nov. 29.--
(/P)--America's diplomatic relations
with Nazi Germany will remain in
status quo, at least until further of-
ficial conferences in Washington,
President Roosevelt indicated today.'
He disclosed also at a press con-
ference that Joseph P. Kennedy, Am-
bassador to Great Britain, would
come home shortly on leave. Kennedy
has been participating in internation-
al efforts to find havens for Jewish
and other persecuted groups fleeing
Central Europe.
The Chief Executive said he did not
know when he would fill the am-
bassadorial vacancy in Soviet Russia
caused by the transfer several months
ago of Ambassador Joseph E. Davies
to Brussels. He implied this could
wait since the American embassy at
Moscow was getting along satisfac-
A reporter suggested that Rep.
Martin Dies (Dem., Texas), chairman
of the House Committee Investigat-
ing Un-American Activities, might
be a good candidate for the Moscow
Mr. Roosevelt smiled at this and
then took a humorous dig at the Tex-
an by asking whether the reporter
meant Hamilton Dies. Rep. Hamil-
ton Fish (Rep., N.Y.) has been a con-
stant critic of the New Deal and the
President remarked that both parties
had them now.
Dies felt the sting of Presidential
ire several weeks ago in a White
House statement attacking his com-
mittee for receiving allegedly biased
evidence against Gov. Frank Murphy.

Adult Education
Metin Opens
At Union Friday
Leaders In Field Expected
To Attend Conference;
Many Features Plannc( '
Points of view on adult education
and the community school's relatidn-'
ship to adult education will be the
principal goals of the second Great
Lakes Regional Conference on Adult
Education to be held here Friday and
The confereice will be held in con-
junction with the 15th annual Michi-I
gan Conference on Adult Education.
Nearly 500 leaders in adult education{
from Ohio, and Michigan are ex-
pected to attend.
Morse A. Cartwright, executive
director of the American Association
for Adult Education, will speak on
"Propaganda and Adult Education"
at a dinner Friday.
"Adult Education and the Future
of Our American Democracy" will be
the sube.tct of a talk by Dr. Eduard
C" Lindeman, of the New York School
of Social Work, at the final luncheon
meeting on Saturday.- %
The conference is sponsored by the
Michigan Council on Adult Education,
the Detroit Council on Adult Educa-
tion, and the American Association
for Adult Education.'
Peace Conference Fails
In Meat Workers Strike.
CHICAGO, Nov. 29-(M)- -Efforts to
bring about a quick settlement of a
paralyzing strike at the huge Chicago
stock yards failed today.
A peace conference ' attended by
representatives of the CIO Packing
House Workers Organizing Commit-
tee and Federal and state conciliators
was recessed until next Monday.

For Senior Offices
Juniors in seven schools will go to
the polls from 2 to 5 p.m. tomorrow
to elect 13 representatives to the
J-Hop committee, the first to be
chosen under the recent Men's Coun-
cil resolution which completely re-
vised the student government system
on campus.
Meanwhile, a call for petitions for
senior class offices has been issued
by Fred Luebke, '39E, president of
Men's Council. Applications for the<
posts of president, vice-president,
secretary and treasurer, in each
school, and 13 Senior Ball committee1
members, should be submitted by 8
p.m. Tuesday in the Union student1
offices or the League undergraduate<
offices, Luebke said.
Five To Be Chosent
At the election tomorrow, five will
be chosen from the Literary College,
two of whom shall be women, three
from the engineering college, one each
from the architecture, music, nursing
and education schools and one from
the combined junior classes of the for-
estry and pharmacy schools.1
Machines will be used for the vot-
ing in Room 231 Angell Hall andI
Room 348 West Engineering Build-4
ing, and polling by ballot will be con-
ducted in the lobby of the architectureE
The official list of candidates to be1
designated at the Men's Council meet-
ing tonight will be announced in to-,
morrow's Daily.
Indicate Petitions
Senior petitions must indicate the
exact positiondthat is being applied
for, and should include' 200-word
statements concerning tIeaplicant's
qualifications, Luebke explained. Peti-
tions of literary students should in-
clude signatures of 35 literary seniors,
engineers, 25 and all others, 20 sig-
natures of students in the respective
A Senior may endorse only one
candidate in his school for each posi-
tion, and violation of this rule will
constitute grounds for disqualifica-
tion, the Men's Council head said.
The Senior Ball committee will be
composed of 14 students, distributed
in the same proprortion as is the
J-Hop committee.
To insure a more adequate repre-
sentation, the post of vice-president
of the literary college has been opened
to women only, Luebke said.
Seyrig To Give
Significance Of Palmyra
Will Be Discussed
Henri Seyrig, director of the De-
partment of Antiquities of French
Syria, will discuss the significance of
Palmyra to the archeologist in an -il-
lustrated University lecture at 4:15
p.m. today in the amphitheatre of
the Graduate School.
Seyrig, who has held his position
as director of the Department of An-
tiquities for the past 16 years, and
who is also director of the Damascus
Institute of the University of Paris,
will trace the rise of Palmyra, its
connection with the eastern coun-
tries, and the effect which the civili-
zations of Greece and Irania had up-
on it.
His lecture here is being given as
one of the Norton Lectures for the
Archaeological Institute of America
and is sponsored by the Museum of
Classical Archaeology.
Heikkinen Chosen
As First President

Of New 'H' Club1
Approximately 30 M winners last
night selected officers for the newly
organized undergraduate M club,
which will serve on the campus as a
supplementary organization to the

When Gas Is Gone
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29.-(P)-
Five persons slipr I .to 4'e rough
Pacific Ocean and disppeared today
after a luxury liner of the United Air
r .s pancaked to the water, out of
Two others, including the pilot,
escaped to the shore before the land
ship was crushed against the rocky
coast in an accident attributed va-
riously to gales and too good radio
The victims disappeared, one by
one, after the transport was brought
down safely on the water shortly be-
fore dawn 35 miles north of San1
Three persons were known to have
reached shore, but one of them, the
only woman aboard, was swept back.
into the boiling surf when she dodged
the swinging wing of the plane.
The only known survivors wereE
Charles Stead, veteran 42-year-old
pilot, and passenger Isadore Edel-
stein, 51, a paroled Washington state
convict on his way to Honolulu to
start life anew.
Missing after a d:y-long search by
plane and boat were:
Phillip Hart, 52, president of the
Pacific Bridge Company, Portland,
Sydney L. Shonts, San Jose, Calif.,
Ivan B. Heflebower, San Francisco
bond broker.
Frona Clay, 24, stewardess of Al-
ameda, Calif.
Co-pilot Lloyd Jones, 30, Seattle.I
The plane was forced down whent
gasoline was exhausted in five and ae
half hours of flying from Medfordt
Ore. The flight normally takes two s
hours and 40 minutes.f
Death Of Wife
Forces Judge
To Delay Trial
,V ,t
Case Against Dice Game
Operator Is Postponed;
Was To Qpen Monday
The trial of Louis Wenger, alleged
dice game operator arrested last week1
on charges filed by two University
students, has been postponed because
of the death of the wife of Judge
Harry W. Reading on Saturday. The
trial was to have been held Monday
before Judge Reading. .
The complaint was filed by Thom-
as Keppelman, Grad., and Harry L.
Sonneborn, '40, a Daily reporter, last
Wednesday, and charged Wenger
with having violated a city ordinance
forbidding the operation of gamb-
ling devices. The game was played
in the rear of the United Cigar Store
at 118 E. Huron.
Wenger pleaded not guilty when
arraigned before Judge Reading, and
was released when he posted a cash
bond of $100.
Keppelman and Sonneborn had, at
the request of Mayor Walter C. Sad-
ler, attempted to secure some evi-
dence of gambling previously,
through the racing handbook and
numbers or policy game that they
said was also operated through the
cigar store.

Lack Of Substitute
For Mme. Flagstad
Cancels Program
Due to the very short notice of the
cancellation of the Kirsten Flagstad
concert, originally scheduled for to-
night as the fourth Choral Union fea-
ture, no substitte performer has been
secured, it was announced yesterday
by Dr. Charles A. Sink, president o
the School of Music.
Madame Flagstad was taken seri-
ously ill Friday while performing for
the Chicago Opera Company. Be-
cause of a heavy cold, she has can-
celled several concerts earlier last
week. The strain of Friday's ap-
pearance proved too much and she
was ordered to bed. Scheduled con-
certs in Cleveland and with the Met-
ropolitan Opera Company in Newa
York were also cancelled indefinitely.
Negotiations to have Madame Flag-
stad appear later in the season have
already begun, Dr. Sink said.
U. S. Leaders
Plan Challenge
For Dictators
Design Program To Keep
European Totalit arians
Out Of Latin America
W. 'HINGTON, Nov. 30.-(P)-A
$1,000,000-a-year program, designed
to draw the American republics clos-
er together and thereby help check-
mate any inroads by totalitarianism
was announced tonight by a cmmit-
tee of government leaders
It was regarded as a sweeping repl,
to the challenge of European efforts
to invade Latin America with the
political, cultural and economic phi-
losophies of old world dictatorship.
Among the steps suggested were
The dispatch of many American
cultural groups to sister republics in
the western hemisphere; training of
Latin American scholars and techni-
cians in government branches here;
cooperation in radio, aviation and
highway development; a study of
Latin American resources and pos-
sibilities; distribution of American
literature and state documents in
Latin America; display of American
films in Latin America, and a film on
Latin America in this country; public
health service cooperation; and stim-
ulation of American travel in coun-
tries to the south. r
The program covered 74 separate
proposals, all non-military. It was
made public by the inter-departmen-
tal committee on cooperation with
the American republics in a report
to President Roosevelt.
Acting Secretary of State Sumner
Wells was chairman of the committee
which recommended a budget of
$998,804 for the first fiscal year. Ad-
ditional funds would be needed to
cover projects left for further study.
This money would be allocated to 13
government departments 'and agen-
cies for their widespread activities
whfch would be coordinated by the
state department.
The committee made clear that its
program contemplates the voluntary
cooperation of the other republics,
but that no compulsion was implied.

Strong Forces Are Posted
In Key Industrial Cities
To Prevent Disorders
Accomplish Change
Without Opposition
PARIS, Nov. 30-(Wednesday)-(P
-Labor's "show down" general strike
against Daladier's economic decrees
)ecame effective today as the French
army took over operation of public,
services throughout France.
The switchover from regular civilian
>perations to military control was ac-
3omplished by the armed forces at
nidnight with complete calm pre-
vailing throughout the country, ac-
:ording to preliminary reports.
The strikers, apparently still de-
iarit, showed little activity early this
morning. It was expected actual ex-
:ent of the strike could not be deter-
nined until the morning wore on
:oward regular hours of work.
Troops Stationed
Strong forces of troops and mobile
;uards were stationed in Paris with
stern instructions from taladier to
)reserve order. The battling Premier
leclared his methods were necessary
o break the one-day strike which he
said was inspired by elements "rising
against the laws of the Republic."
In addition, thousands of soldiers
mounted guard- in industrial regions
Af the country to back up the govern-
ment in' its determination to sup-
>ress the country-wide walkout or-
lered by the General Confederation
if Labor which boast 5,000,000 mem-
Labor called the walkout as a pro-
sest at Daladier's decree laws sus-
pending the 40-hour work week and
mposing other measures which it
was contended worked against the
;oor. Decrees issued today extended
.nilitary control of railways to sub-
gvays, buses, gas, water, light, mail,
elegraph and telephone services. The
neasures placed workers under or-
.iers of military authorities and re-
wuired them to stay at their posts.
Troops were rushed to labor centers,
where thousands of mobile guards
and gendarmes were massed.
Paris Garrisoned
The 25,000 soldiers already garri-
yoned in the Paris district were re-
'nforced by army detahhments ar-
iving by truck and train.
Steel-helmeted mobile guardsmen
started patrolling Paris streets and
-oulevards. Some squads blocked all
entrances to arms stores to keep ter-
rorists from seizing guns and am-
Daladier let it be known that .the
trike would be a showdown between
he government, assisted by the army
and supported by Center and Rigl
;arties, and Labor, which has the
strong working class backing of left-
ist complexion.
He warned that the "fate of the
-egime and the nation may be at
:take." His report to President Le-
brun declared "harmful propaganda,
2f which the government knows bot4.
the hidden goal and the inspiration,
s attempting by rising against the
laws of the Republic to create in the
;ountry a state of agitation."
Galens To Hold
Ta gDayDrive



Play Production Will Present
Austen's'Pride And Prejudice'

Meet Force By Force,' Advises
Stewart-Roddie In Talk Here

Jane Austen's "Pride and Preju-
dice," adapted from the novel by Hel-1
en Jerome, and staged by Play Pro-
duction, will open Dec. 8bat the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre for a three-day
Karl Klauser, '39, Miriam Braus,
Lorene Brandt, and Rosemary McAr-
thur, '40, have been cast in the lead-
in& roles of the piece, roles which de-
pend entirely on the abilities of the
actors -who play them for their suc-
cess, according to Mitchell Raskin,
'39, of Play Production's staff.
"Pride and Prejudice" is a difficult
play to produce, Raskin stated, but it
affords the student actors an ex-
cellent opportunity to display their
talents, by virtue of the play's being

finally comes to realize his personalt
honor, and changes her attitude to-
ward him. The play is basically a
family sketch, played against iaback-
drop of the pre-Victorian period, with
the social customs regarding mar-
riage, match-making, manners, and
fancy costumes woven skillfully in by
Helen Jerome with an "irrepressible.
wit," according to Atkinson.
The entire cast includes 26 stu-
dents, affording Play Production an
unusual "opportunity to give many of
the student actors a chance to work
in a play of this type. "Pride and
Prejudice" was described by Raskin,
as a "frilly" piece, and one that stu-
dents seldom have an opportunity
to attempt.

Britain and France failed to come
to the aid of Czechoslovakia and
were forced to accept the terms of the
Munich Pact because their armed
strength was far below that of Ger-
many, Col. W. Stewart-Roddie said
last night in the third lecture of the
Oratorical Association series. Future
threats on the peace of Europe by
Hitler will be averted only if the
democracies acquire sufficient arma-
ments "to meet force by force," he
Munich cannot possibly be consid-
ered a permanent peace, Col. Stewart-

ope and their relation to the problemt
of the gradual domination of that
continent by Hitler. Traditionally
powerful Great Britain for perhaps
the first time seemed hesitant in pur-
suing a definite policy first toward
Czechoslovakia and now the refuge'
problem. Beside the important fact
that she was unprepared, he pointed
out that Czechoslovakia would have
been destroyed swiftly anyway.
France, too, was comparatively un-
armed. Russia is the enigma of Eur-
ope, Col. Stewart-Roddie declared. Its
strength is unknown and, therefore,
could not be relied upon. Poland and

Hospital Children Benefit
By Sale Proceeds
Galens, junior and senior honorary
medical society, will hold its 10th an-
nual Christmas tag-day drive for the
benefit of University hospital' chil-
dren tomorrow and Friday on the
campus and in the downtown area.
More than a thousand children
benefit from the proceeds of the drive
which are used to provide ,a Christ-
mas party and many other projects
including a workshop with an instruc-
tor on the ninth floor of the hospital,
a circulating library and instruction
in various subjects.
From the time of its inception in
1914, Galens has assumed the respon-
sibility of providing entertainment
for the hospital children. However,
its annual tag sale was not instituted
until 1928. In nine years of tag sales
more than $12,000 has been realized.


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