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Snow flurries and colder today;
tomorrow rising temperature.

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Hartwell Andl
Fechnay Win
Senior Class
Council Posts'
Engineers Elect Alexander
And Brandt To Terms
As Junior Councilmen
'66 Cast Ballots
For Eight Offices
Three hundred and sixty-six en-
gineers went to the polls yesterday
and elected eight Engineering Coun-
cil Representatives, two from each of
the freshman, sophomore, junior and
senior classes.
Robert'lartwell and John Fechnay
were chosen from a field of five in
the senior class. Other candidates
were William Ritcheske, John Park-
er and Bill Walter.
Junior Class
In the junior class, Arthur Brandt
was designated for the two-year term
on the Council, while Cruzen Alex-
ander won the one-year term. Also-
rans were Gordon Arnold, Ted Zur-
horst, John Callouette, Donald Di-
em, Herbert Blumberg, Nat Siegel,
Bill Jones and Hugh Estes.
Sophomore enginees selected Ed-
ward King for the three-year term
and David Sutherland for the one-
year term. Other candidates were
Merrill Johnson, Frank Morton and
Charles Brown.
Ereshmen Elected'
Robert Thomas and Robert G. W.
Brown led the pack in the first-year
vote for the two Council posts. They
were opposed by Robert Coapman,
Randel Smith, Jack Carpenter, Tom
Schuler, Grant Allen, Carl Wolfston,
Richard Ungar, Richard Ebbets,
Vance Crawford, Walter Cowles and
Robert Pasch.
The eight men elected yesterday
will meet for the first time with the
15 delegates of engineering honorary
and professional societies the first
week after he-Christmas -vaction,
Wes Warren, '39E, president, an-
nounced yesterday. Complete sat-
isfaction with the turnout was ex
pressed by Warren, who declared that
approximately one-quarter of all en-
gineers voted.
Announce New
Co, O House
Selections By Committee
Are Based On Interviews
Membership in the new men's co-
operative house to be established by
Congress, men's independent organ-
ization will be announced tomorrow,
according to Douglas Tracy, '40E,
chairman of the Student Welfare
The appointments will be made af-
ter a week of interviews in which the
personnel committee grades each ap-
plicant on the basis of his coopera-
tive, spirit, Twenty men will be
picked from the 35 applicants to
launch the venture.
Living costs in the new cooperative,

to be known as the "Congress Cooper-
ative House," have been fixed at five
dollars weekly for board and room. In
addition, about six hours of work each
week will be required for each mem-
Sponsors stress the fact that the
new cooperative is entirely a student
project. Unaided by the University
or other subsidy, the men must pay
all costs including rent, food, furni-
ture, and kitchen equipment.
To instill the cooperative spirit in
the ' prospective members and ac-
quaint them with the nature of thei
future tasks, the Rochdale and Rob
ert Owen cooperatives are boarding
each member of the new group for
one week.
Engineering Roast
To Be Held Today
More than 150 students and faculty
members are expected to attend th
annual A.S.M.E. roast at 6:15 p.m. to

2,000 Children Are Expected
A t Fraternity Christmas Party

Band And Glee Club Help
With Program; Santa'
Claus Official Welcomer
Michigan's fraternities will at- '
tempt a cooperative effort in a chil-
dren's Christmas party for the first
time today, entertaining more than
2,000 juveniles at 4:15 p.m. in Hill
Auditorium. Theparty will replace
the individual children's entertain-
ments given by many fraternities in
former years.
Though the entertainment will be
designed principally for the benefit
of the children, it will also be enjoyed
by the numerous fraternity men who
plan to attend. Sororities and the
campus at large are cordially invited
to come to the party as spectators.
A varied and interesting entertain-
ment has been provided for with the
University Band and Glee Club play-
ing the most important part in the
The Glee Club, aidedgon occasion
by community' singing, will sing
"Michigan Men," "Johnny Smoker"
and "'Tis of Michigan." Further en-
tertainment will be ably furnished by
Charles Forbes, '40E, noted campus
magician. The program will be con-
cluded wi'th an animated cartoon fur-
nished by the Michigan Theatre.
A group of fraternity men have
completed the monumental task of
packing 3,000 cellophane bags with
fruit and candy, which will be dis-
tributed at the party as presents. A
Santa Claus, with the assistance of
six helpers, will distribute the pres-
ents, and will also act as an official
welcomer for the party.
A number of prominent towns-
people and faculty members will at-
Will Give Talk
In Union Today
Address By J. T. Bernard
Is Sponsored By Local
American Peace Group
Rep. John T. Bernard, Farmer-
Labor congressman from Minnesota,
will speak at 8 p m. today in the
Union on "Social and Political Trends
in the Modern World," Prof. Leroy
Waterman of the executive conmittee
of the local chapter of the American
League for Peace and Democracy
announced yesterday.
Representative Bernard will attend
a dinner in his honor in the Craw-
ford Room of the Union at 6:15 p.m.,
and will speak in the North Lounge
following the -meal. Tickets, priced
at 75 cents, for the dinner may be
obtained before noon tomorrow at
the Union. The lecture will be open
to the public. Prof. John F. Shepard
of the psychology department will act
as chairman.
Long a leading figure in the Far-
mer-Labor Party, Bernard has re-
cently come into national prominence
largely through his opposition to the
present U. S. Neutrality Law. Early
this year he visited Loyalist Spain
along with Rep. Jerry O'Connell of
Montana, and since his return he has
urged modification or repeal of the
Neutrality Act on the grounds that it
operated to the disadvantage of the
Bernard is a member of the Ameri-
can Legion and has served several
years in Congress. He was defeated
for reelection last November along
, with all but one of Minnesota's other
four Farmer-Labor congressmen.

tend the party. Mayor Walter C. Sad-
ler, former dean of the College of En-
gineering, will greet the Santa Claus
and introduce him to the children.
Dean Joseph A. Bursley will also be
present. Louis Hollway, director of
physical education in Ann Arbor's
public schools, will act as master of
The doors of the auditorium will be
opened at 4 p.m. to permit those at-
tending to obtain seats before the
start of the program. The first floor
and balcony will be reserved for the
Eden Discusses
World Trends
With President
Former British Minister
Emphasizes Meeting Had
No OfficialSignificance
WASHINTON, Dec. 13.-(P) -
President Roosevelt and Anthoy Eden,
the man who would like to see world
democracy adopt a firm attitude to-
ward dictatorship, discussed inter-
national problems at a half hour ses-
sion today but left the world to guess
just what had happened between
The Chief Executive and the for-
mer Foreign Secretary of Great Brit-
ain met in the presidential study. The
meeting was informal, but this fact
failed to dispel wholly some belief
here that the conversation was
fraught with significance for Anglo-
American friendship.
The consensus in informed quarters
was that no commitment was discus-
sed or made, but that both men used
the opportunity to review democratic
problems in a world disturbed by pow-
er politics of totalitarian states.
Eden, who received a public ova-
tion wherever he appeared, said he
enjoyed the visit but left it to the
President to explain further. Mr.
Roosevelt simply said that he and
Eden talked of many things and
agreed they had a very pleasant con-
Both before and after his confer-
ence Eden had emphasized that his
visit had no official meaning what-
ever, while the President also had ex-
plained he was receiving Eden at the
latter's request and in his 'capacity
as a visiting member of the British
Matrimony To Fry
In Fire Of Debate
"Resolved: That marriage is out of
the frying pan, into the fire" will be
the subject for the bi-annual Athena
vs. Alpha Nu debate at 8 p.m. today
in Angell Hall. The societies have con-
cocted their own definitions of the
"Frying pan" is a "period of life
wherein after a higher education each
tries to prove he is something he
isn't, and "fire" is "where each finds
out the truth and gets burned up."
Contrary to custom the conventional
definition of marriage will be used.
Previous debates have given each
team one victory and tonight's battle
will determine the, winner. Faith
Watkins, president of Athena, and
Mrs. David Rank, will uphold the af-
firmative side. Dave Laing, president
of Alpha Nu, and Fred Thompson will
take the negative. Since Mrs. Rank
and Mr. 'Thompson are married and
the other debaters are single all
angles 'will be included.

Nazis Snub
Absent From Publications
Banquet In Retaliation
To Criticism Of British
Attack On Baldwin
Causes Reprimand
LONDON, Dec. 13-(MP-The Ger-
man Ambassador and German repre-
sentatives protested by their absence
tonight a speech of Prime Minister
Chamberlain in which he roundly
criticized the German press because
a part of it had called former Premier3
Earl Baldwin a "guttersnipe."
The Germans sent their regrets
just before the Foreign Press Associa-
tion dinner after they had read ad-
vanced copies of the Prime Minister's
So late was the cancellation of the
German acceptance of the Foreign
Press Association's invitations that
waiters lacked sufficient notice to re-
arrange the dinner places to fill up
the gaps. There was a vacant chair
at Chamberlain's own table where
Ambassador Herbert Von Dirksen was
to have sat.
Shortly before the dinner, the Ger-
man Embassy announced:
"The German Ambassador and
meimbers of the Embassy staff and
German journalists sincerely regret
that because of certain sentences in
the Prime Minister's speech they
could not attend the Foreign Press
Association's dinner in London to-
Brownrigg Cites
Defects Of Civil
Service System
State Personnel Director
Declares System Hinders
Determination Of Policy
Decryingthe fact that an effective
civil service system endangers its
own existence, William C Brownrigg,
personnel director of the State of
Michigan, spoke yesterday on vari-
ous phases of the civil service before
the American Association of Univers-
ity Women in the graduate school
Civil service, he declared, is a re-
stricting, regulating and controlling
procedure and is bound to hamper
the freedom of the elected policy-
making officers. If these restrictions
are enforced, however, the opposition
of the elective officers is aroused. The
merit system depends upon them, he
continued, for its appropriations and
even its existence if it is not provided
for in the constitution, as is the case
in Michigan.
There is no need for; fear of the
policies established by the govern-
ment, Brownrigg, pointed out, be-
cause policy determination may be
controlled by the voters. But even
good laws are ineffective, unless they
are accompanied by good adminis-
tration, the personnel director said.
Discussing what has been done
under the Michigan civil service law
1 which has been in effect for almost
a year, Brownrigg disclosed that the
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Educators Attend
All Staff Meeting

Members of the faculty of the
School of Education and the Univers-
ity High School and Elementary
School attended the semi-annual All-
Staff Conference held at 7:30 p.m.
yesterday in the library of the Ele-
mentary School.
ll Recent developments in the Uni-
Sversity'sprogram of cooperation with
d community projects in adult educa-
tion were reviewed by Prof. Howard
' Y. McClusky of the education school
A report on the recent visit to th
.University High School of a commit-
tee of principals was given by John
- M. Trytten, principal of the Uni
e versity High School.
. Prof. Raleigh W. Schorling of the
- education school discussed a forth
n coming book relating to the curricu
d lum studies being made under hi
- supervision at the University High
- School.
AUnderclassmen Get
s Three Scholarships

Expect Large
Senior Vote
In Poll Today
Full List Of 58 Candidates
For 17 Ball And Alumni
Positions Is Announced
Voting To Be Held
In Three Schools
Heavy voting in the senior class
elections today was indicated last
night as a full list of 58 candidates
for 17 Ball committee chairmanships
and Alumni posts in the literary, en-
gineering and architecture colleges,
was announced by Fred Luebke, '39E,
president of the Men's Council. This
is the third class balloting to be con-
ducted this year in accordance with
the newly-adopted petition system.
- Polling places will be open from
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Rooms 231 Angell
Hall and 311 West Engineering Build-
ing and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the
main lobby of the architecture school.
Sixteen candidates are in the field
for the four five-year Alumni offices
in the literary college, as follows:
President: David Blue, D. Philip
Clark, Ted Grace, Harold F. Stewart
and Frank R. Wilkinson;
( Vice-Presidents
Vice-President: Mary Bell, Marcia
Connell and Carolyn Ross;
Secretary: Robert Canning, Arthur
B. Colman, Margaret Cram, Stephen
Filipiak and Carl A. Viehe.
Treasurer: Leon A. Kupeck, Sey-
mour W. Rudolph and Myron L. Wal-
Twelve engineers have had their
petitions approved for Alumni posi-
tions, as follows:
President: Tim Hird, Robert May,
and Max Sokol;
Vice-President: Don Percival, Rich-
ard Roemer and Don Van Loon;
Secretary: George Hanson, Morris
Markel, Fred Osberg and Richard
Sklarsky; and
Treasurer: Douglas Bennett and
Lester Goda.
Architecture School
In the architecture school, Kastic
C. August, James I. Clark and Frank
A. White are competing for the five-
year term of Alumni president, while
Virginia Bensley, Mary Lavin and Ian
C. Ironside, were declared automatic-
ally chosen for the positions of vice-
president, secretary and treasurer,
Eleven men and six women are
competing for the five Ball positions
open to literary college seniors: Wal-
do Abbott, Jr., Herbert Goldstein,
Robert Gottsegen, William F. Grier,
Hugh M. Kopel, Richard Long, Roger
H. Muzzall, John P. O'Hara, Robert
A. Platt, Harry Swan and Jack Wil-
cox; and Mary Katherine Adams,
Virginia Osterman, Betty Shaffer,
Betty Spangler, Virginia Voorhees
and Faith Watkins.
Each senior will be permitted to
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Textiles Union
Leader Severs
Ties With CIO
Gorman Deserts To AFL;
Requests Subordinates
To Follow His Exampe
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.-(')-

Francis J. Gorman, pr esident of the
United Textile Workers, broke defi-
nitely with the CIO today and pro-
posed that a convention be called as
soon as possible to determine the
union's future policy on affiliation.
In a letter to 700 locals, claiming
100,000 members, Gorman said he had
become a member of the AFL, criti-
cized the policies of the CIO's Tex-
tile Workers Organizating Commit-
tee and asserted that all ties witt
the CIO had been severed by a Rhod'i
EIsland court decision.
e Should the union desert CIO rank,
for the AFL, it would be the seconi
- major deflection from John L. Lewis
industrial union organization. Thi
International Ladies Garment Work.
e ers, representing 250,000 members
- refused last month to join the CIO'
- permanent organizption.
Sidney Hillman, chairman of th
h TWOC, asserted he was not disturber
by Gorman's action. He said that au
thority to call a convention was vest
ed in the union's executive boar
"whose members are now connecte
S with the TWOC."

Sheep Will Get
Of Engineers'

Engineering students brought joy
into the lives of sheep producers of
the country yesterday when at their
request the Board of Regents ap-
proved a request that engineering col-
lege diplomas be returned to their for-
mer size.
Explanation of the move, which re-
versed an action of several years ago
reducing the size of the diplomas, was
that the engineers find it valuable
professionally to display their sheep-
skins. Doctors and dentists also re-
3eive the larger diplomas.
Parley Makes
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Regents Ratify
Students Book
Exchange And
xhneMedic Dorms
Construction Contracts Are
Awarded And $30,000
In GiftsAcknowledged
Students, Faculty
To Run Book Mart

Foreign Ideas Are Threatj
To Principles, Hull Says
In Broadcast Over Radio
LIMA, Dec. 13-UP)-Nations of the
Western Hemisphere, spurred by what
Secretary of State Cordell Hull called
a "grave world situation," took first
steps today to organize for peace in
the new world and protection from
the old.
Putting aside what Hull termed
"excessive and short-sighted nation-
alism," the nations plunged into dis-
cussion of far-reaching projects be-
fore the Committee on Organization
of Peace.
In a radio address tonight at the
end of the day's sessions of the 21-
nation Pah-American Conference,
Hull declared American nations were
"keenly aware of the threat to their
principles and institutions which has
arisen elsewhere in nations holding
alien ideas which they seek to impose
by force or extend by deception.
"Unless I mistake the prevailing
attitude here," he added, "the Ameri-
can nations are determined to defend
these institutions and principles of
their own choice."
The Committee on Organization of
Peace, meeting under the chairman-
ship of Alfranio de Mello Franco.~
former Foreign Minister of Brazil,
reviewed proposals before it under
four headings:
1. Perfecting and coordinating in-
ter-American peace instruments;
2. Creating an inter-American
Court of International Justice;
3. Creating a League of American
Nations, and
4. Declaring an American doctrine
of non-recognition of territory ac-
quired by force.
Ten Millions Loaned
In Pan-American Deal
$10,000,000 loan to expand United
States-owned communication facili-
ties in South America gave impetus
tonight to the Roosevelt Administra-
tion's program to promote solidarity
in the Western Hemisphere.
The loan, to which New York banks
will add another $5,000,000, was an-
nounced late today by the Export-
Import Bank. It willgo to the Inter-
national Telephone and Telegraph
The loan was the largest ever made
by the Bank, which is a subsidiary of
the Reconstruction Finance Corpora-
tion. It brought to approximately
$20,000,000 the amount of money the
bank now has invested in Latin
American Republics for, trade pro-

Approval of plans for a student
book exchange, letting of contracts
for the new medical dormitory, and
acceptance of $30,000 in gifts fea-
tured yesterday's 'meeting of the
Board of Regents.
A committee containing four stu-
dents representing the League and
Union and two representatives from
the Dean of Women and Dean of
Student's offices will have charge of
the book exchange. It will be re- -
sponsible to the Regents for the ex-
change's operation.
Award Contracts
A $161,400 contract was awarded
the Ann Arbor Construction Co. for
erection of the medical dormitory at'
Catherine St. and Glen Ave., the
first of several dorms to be built next
Additional contracts for the new
building were a $40,103 one to the
Drake-Avery Co. for mechanical
work and $13,760 to the Gray Electric
3o. for electrical construction. Three
other contracts were approved.
No action was taken by the Re-
gents on the City of Ann Arbor's re-
quest that the University contribute
for fire, police and health protection.
A rule that allcommunications must
be submitted' eight days in advance
kept the suggestion, which was passed
a week ago Monday by the City Coun-
cil, from consideration. Indications
were it would come up at the next
meeting on Jan. 427.
,Accept Bequests
Largest o% the donations accepted
by the Regents was a $19,029 bequest
from the will of the late Eugene G.
Fassett, Chicago alumnus. It will be
used to assist "worthy" students to
attend the University'
An initial gift of $5,000 toward
she establishment of the Anne Alcott
Smith fund to provide scholarships
for graduate women was received
from Mrs. John H. Avery of Corona,
Cal. The fund bears the name of
her mother.
The Regents accepted a $500 gift
from Mrs. Ella W. Tanner of Ann Ar-
oor, which goes to the Wagner loan
fund. Other donations were $150
from Robert R. McMath of Detroit
!or the Lake Angelus Astronomical
Support Fund; $50 from Dr. Samual
A. Levine of Harvard University as
'he initial contribution toward a pro-
posed Frank N. Wilson lectureship in
honor of the University medical fac-
ulty man, a collection of musical
scores from Mrs. James Inglis of Ann
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Alumni Groups
Fete Students
During Recess
Football Stars Are To Be
Guests At Luncheons,
Banquets And Dances

Students Must Strive To Keep
Democracy Alive, Lash Holds
By CARD PETERSEN campaign unrelentingly for mainten-
y Students in the world today must ance of the NYA and will oppose all
work together to keep democracy moves to abolish it. '.The strongest
moving forward in the educational recruits~ for fascism in Germany ane
ni system, in domestic affairs and in for- Italy have been youthful unemployed
mulating a foreign policy for the he said. To alleviate unemployment
X United States, Joseph Lash, executive in the United States, he said, the fed-
secretary' of the American Student eral government must undertak
g Union, told an audience of 200 in the housing, educational and health pro.
r Union last night grams. For the instrumentalities o:
government are put to their best us
The educational institution today only when they serve human needs
must be a working model of democ- The student must work to streng-
racy, he declared. It is impossible to Thstdnmutwrtoteg
crchidsino ared. foundsim nteetthen democracy in the school systen
in aminds into a profound tederest and thus in the United States, an
narny proble m a emte through strengthening it in the Unit
rder the system of examinations, ed States he will strengthen its posi
grades and monitorship of teachers tion in the world. The outlook fo
;y practiced in most universities today. democracy in the world today is no
ie Studentshand acomon ducational a happy one. "Every victory of fas
-n solving theircommhoneducainalcism abroad has had its repercussion
rnblemsni for only in this way can an __......_..,~U _-

Gig i To Sing
Concert Herer
Metropolitan Star Replaces
FlagstadOn Schedule
Beniamino Gigli, whose return to
American shores after six years of
European successes has been hailed
as a highlight of the musical season
will give a Choral Union concert on
Thursday, Jan. 19, replacing Kirsten
Flagstad, it was announced yesterdayt
by Dr. Charles A. Sink, president of
the School of Music.
For several seasons, Mr. Gi li was
the leading, tenor of the Mefropoli-
tan Opera, succeeding to the roles of
the late Enrico Caruso. He returned
to Europe six years ago. The Ameri-
can tour that has been arranged this
year was brought about -only after
years of negotiating by impressarios.
The Flagstad concert, originally
scheduled for Nov. 30 as the fourth
Choral Union presentation, was can-

As in previous years, University of
Michigan alumni clubs in several
;ities throughout the country will
sponsor parties during Christmas
vacation for undergraduates who
hail from their particular vicinity.
Heading the list will be a dinner
riven by the Chicago Club at Hard-
ing's Restaurant on the seventh floor
:f the Fair store, Tuesday, Dec. 27.
invitations are being sent out to
he 382 undergraduates who live in
Chicago or vicinity.
The Sault Ste. Marie Club will hold
a dance at the Country Club on
Thursday, Dec. 29. The Iron River
Michigan Club is also sponsoring a
dance in conjunction with the Hiawa-
%ha Club which will be held some
time next week in Iron River.
The Rochester, New York Club will
give a luncheon at the Powers Hotel
in Rochester Saturday, Dec. 17 at
which members of the basketball team
will be guests. The St. Louis and the
Youngstown Alumni Clubs will be
hosts at entertainment given some
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Engineering Professors
Return From Conference


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