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Britain Backs
French Stand
Against Italian
African Claim
Bonnet Threatens To Fight
Before Yielding A Part
Of Tunisia To I Duce
Italy Plans Raise
In Army's Budget
LONDON, Dec. 14 -(P)- Prime
Minister Chamberlain declared today
that an Italian attack on French
Tunisia would be a matter of "grave
concern" to Britain, at the same time
that French Foreign Minister Georges
Bonnet in Paris told the Chamber
of Deputies foreign affairs commit-
tee that France would fight, if nec-
essary, before yielding an inch of her
territory and had informed both
Italy and Germany of that deter-
Chamberlain made the declaration
in the House of Commons where in
the meantime anger had mounted
over the German boycott of his
Tuesday night speech deploring the
anti-British tone of the German
It was -in answer to a question from
Laborite Arthur Henderson that
Chamberlain again reassured France
of Britain's "identity of interest."
Henderson had asked whether "un-
dertakings in respect of the status
quo in. the Mediterranean as em-
bodied in the British-Italian agree-
ment applied to Tunis."
Chamberlain replied that "certain-,
ly" the London-Rome accord, put in-
to force Nov. 16, applied to Tunisia.
"We cannot, however, contemplate
the possibility of such an attack as
suggested in the question put by Mr.
The Italian government decided to-
day to spend, about $526,000,000 for
military purposes in the next fiscal
year as an "unavoidable necessity in
view of the situation."
British-Italian relations were not
helped by an admission in Commons
by Richard isten Butler that Italy
recently had sent aid to the Spanish
Insurgent Generalissimo, Francisco
P'ranrco. Butler is undersecretary of
state for foreign affairs.
Another facet of the many-sided
European situation was highlighted
by the arrival from Berlin of Dr.
Halmar Schacht, president of the
Reichsbank who came to London sup-
posedly with a combined scheme of
getting rid of Jews and German ex-
ports at the same time.
Bernard Fears
Reaction Near

Fraternities Play Host To Santa
And 4,700 Ann Arbor Children

-Daily Photo By BogleI

Magician, Band, Glee Club And Ann Arbor Notables
Aid Interfraternity Council Entertain Guests

"Gee, it's swell-especially Santa,"
said tiny, flaxen-haired Judy Rood,
grinning from ear to ear. And that
summed up the thoughts of 4,700
happy celebrants who forgot whether
they were nine or 79 in enthusiastic
enjoyment of the Children's Christ-
mas party which the Interfraternity
Council sponsored yesterday in Hill
From the moment they saw the first
burly policeman handling traffic in
front of the auditorium until Mickey
Mouse had smiled his final smile, the

Irish Rivalry ,
In Tilt Tonight
Notre Dame Five Favored
To Capture First Game
Of Series In 14 Years
Taking the role of the underdog for
the second time in m any starts this
season, Michigan's Varsity basketball
quintet clashes with a roiled Notre
Dame squad tonight at South Bend.
The Irish, whipped by Wsc'onsin
last Saturday, are out to avenge that
defeat against this their second Big
Ten foe and are favored to renew
the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry,
14 years dormant, with a victory.
The Wolverines are conceding
nothing. They trounced a favored
Michigan State team last week and
have been polishing their attack
since then with Notre Dame in mind.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan is leav-
ing by train with a selected ten-man
squad this morning at 8:57 a.m. After
the game tonight, the Wolverine con-
tingent will again take to the rails
for the trip east on the first leg of
their annual Christmas vacation
series which this year includes games
with Rochester, Syracuse, Cornell,
Butler and Toledo.'
Michigan's first two teams are mak-
ing the journey. The regulars, who
will start tonight, are forwards Dan-
ny Smick and Charley Pink, center
Jim Rae, and guards Eddie Thomas
and Capt. Leo Beebe. The second
quintet includes Herb Brogan, Mike
Sofiak, Milo Sukup, John Nicholson
and Russ Dobson.
Despite the fact that the odds fav-
or Notre Dame tonight, the facts and
figures indicate a close and hard-
fought battle. Michigan is still devel-
oping its new fast-breaking offense
(Continued n paa :'

party was a whole-hearted success.
In fact the only doubtful moment was
when a tousle-haired throng showed
premature cynicism and, after the
band finished "Jingle Bells," shouted
"Swing the next one."
Professors and students who had
forgotten sophistication in thrill of
the moment and the happy, shining
faces of thousands of children char-
acterized the event.
It all began when interfraternity
council tryouts, their faces painted
weirdly and wearing clown costumes,
dashed down the aisles to a fan-fare
-from the band and distributed gaily
colored paper hats to one and all.
Then Santa rose amid a back-
ground of Christmas trees, his scarlet
costume and white whiskers bring-
ing forth a roar of acclaim. The
stage, outlined by many-hued lights
with the banked Christmas trees on
one side and the Band on the other,
drew all eyes. Louis Hollway of the
Ann Arbor public schools, master
of ceremonies, stepped to the micro-
The Interfraternity Council
last night expressed thanks to
the Band, Glee Club, building
and grounds department and all
others who had a part in making
the first fraternity children's
Christmas party a success.
phone and introduced Prof. Walter
C. Sadler of the engineering college,
mayor of Ann Arbor.
"They're the best bunch of kids
around, Santa, and we're glad you can
come and see them. But we thought
we'd have snow for you," he said.
Deep-voiced Santa stood up. "If
there's enough snow to go around,
I'll send you some for sure," he said.
And then the show was on. The
band played Christmas songs. The
Glee Club sang "Michigan Men," "'Tis
of Michigan" and other favorites.
Charles Forbes, '40E, put on a magi-
cian act, accomplishing the impossible
by making water squirt forth from
master-of-ceremonies Hollway's head
to the accompaniment of peals of
Shrill children's voices joined with
Glee Club and Band in a resounding
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Pact Discussed
At Conference
Colombian Representative
Asks For Reassertion
Of American Doctrine
Argentine Delegate
Confers With Hull
LIMA, Dec. 14- P)-A Pan-Ameri-
can Monroe Doctrine under which all
countries of the western hemisphere
would assume the burden thus far'
maintained by the United States
alone came before the Pan-American
Conference today.
Foreign iinister Luis Lopez de
Mesa of Colombia told the Committee
for Organization of Peace that the
"Monroe Doctrine can now be wid-
ened to embrace all free America as
a subject of responsibility."
Mexico Remembers
Mexico, apparently mindful of con-'
troversies with the United States over
expropriation of lands and oil prop-
erties, followed the lead of Argentina
in submitting a resolution asking that
the conference reaffirm past decisions'
that force must not be used for collec-
tion of debts between nations.
It was believed the resolution had.
little chance of passage, since there
are already sufficient accords and
agreements among American states
against forcible debt collections.
Calls Attention To Europe
Lopez De Mesa called attention to
pressure of European events and
political theories on the Americas in
his proposal for a broadening of the
doctrine proclaimed in 1823 by Presi-
dent James Monroe in a hands-off-
the-Americas warning to Europe.
"National interests of the United
States are coinciding with those of
individual states of Latin America,"
he asserted in praising the "wonder-
ful broadening of ideas of great
statesmen" of the UnitedStates.
He made his proposal during a plea
for Colombia's project for a League
of American N Ations, which the con-
ference seemed likely to postpone un-
til its next meeting in 1941.
Prober Reveals

Greek Department Head
Honored By Regents
For Attainments
Prof. Campbell Bonner,-chairman
of the Greek department, has been
designated by the Regents as Henry
Russel Lecturer for 1938-39, it was
announced yesterday at a meeting of
the University Research Club.
The lectureship, which is provided
by a bequest left ,to the University in
1920 by Henry Russel, '73, is one of
the highest honors which can be be-t
stowed upon a faculty member. It isX
awarded on nomination of the Coun-c
cil of the Research Club to the facultyr
member who merits the appointment
"because of scholarly attainments."
Professor Bonner has been a mem-i
ber of the faculty since 1907 and inI
charge of his departmest since 1912.
In 1933 he was president of the
American Philological Association; in
1918-19 president of the Classical
Association of the Middle West and
South, and in 1923-24, president of
the Michigan Academy of Science,
Arts and Letters.
Professor Bonner is a fellow of the
American Academy of Arts and
Sciences and a member of the man-
aging committee of the American
School of Classical Studies of Ath-
ens, Greece. He is also a member of
both theA rchaeological Institute of
America and the American Oriental
In recent years his research hasr
been in the fields of history of religion1
and papyrology. A constant contribu-
tor to professional journals, he is
author of "A Paprys Codex of the
Shepherd of Hermas" which wast
published by the University Press in
the Humanistic Series in 1933, and
"The Last Chapters of Enoch in
Greek" which appeared in 1937.
O'Daniel Waits'
To Meet Ford
Governor-Elect Of Texas
Tells Of Resources
DETROIT, Dec. 14-(iP)-Oover-
nor-Elect W Lee O'Daniel of Texas
waited more than three hours to meets
Henry Ford today, then in a two-
hour conversation told the automo-
bile manufacturer of Texas wealth'
of natural resources.
He said Ford exhibited interest in
the State's metal deposits and had
asked him to send some ore samples.
"I think," said O'Daniel, "I con-
vinced him that we have everything
in Texas needed to build an. idus-
trial empire."
The Governor-Elect, who came to
Detroit to discuss ways and means of
industrializing the Lone Star State,
said he made no offer or suggestion
that Ford move some of his industrial
units to Texas. He said, however, he
told the motor manufacturer that the
Ford plan for decentralizing indus-
trial processes was "very suitable" for
Prof. Riggs Is Honored
At Banquet Of Engineers
Prof. Henry E. Riggs, president of
the American Society of Civil En-
gineers was honored at a banquet
held last night by the University
chapter of the society.
Shirley W. Smith, vice-president
of the University and others paid
tribute to the career of Professor
Riggs. The office of President is the
highest honor bestowed by 'the So-

Contrary to recent announcements,
seniors will be allowed to have 'Ensian
pictures taken until Christmas, it was
announced yesterday by Charles Ket-
tler, '39E, business manager. Ap-
pointments with Spedding, Rentschler
or Dey photography studios must be
made before Dec. 24.
The extension is primarily to ac-
commodate students living in Ann
Arbor or remaining here during the
holidays, Kettler added.
SEC Charges
Gigantic Trust
Misled Public
Fidelity Investment Firm
Will Fight Court Order;
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 -(P)- A
strenuous legal struggle appeared in
prospect today after the Securities
Commission filed charges of "fraud
and deceit" against the Pidelity In-
vestment Association which, officials
said, has sold about $600,000,000 of
securities to the public.
Officials described, the case as the
"biggest of its 'kind in SEC history."
The complaint was filed in Federal
District Court at Detroit,'where Judge
Edward J. Moinet dire'cted the con-
cern to show cause by next Monday
why it should not be enjoined from
using the mails or engaging in in-
terstate commerce.
The firm made plain at once that
it would fight. Carroll Evans, vice-
president, declared at the headquar-
ters of the company in Wheeling, W.
Va., that he was sure it should not be
vince the court that it should not be
The company, which has offices in
58 leading cities throughout the
country, has a staff of 2,000. In its
financial statement as of June 30,
1938, it listed as directors a former
U.S. Senator from West Virginia, a
former governor of North Dakota, a
former Assistant U.S. Attorney Gen-
eral, a director of the Federal Home
Loan Bank of Pittsbugh, and a direc-
tor of Republic Steel Corp.
Two Drug Firm
Heads Arraigned
NEW YORK, Dec. 14-(P)-An
Attorney General's investigator of
the financial affairs of McKesson
and Robbins, Inc., said today he had
"substantial reason to believe" that
F. DonaldCoster, president of the
corporation, "is a- man of different
identity than known to this office."
Coster and George E. Dietrich, as-
sistant treasurer of the firm, were
arrested in Fairfield, Conn., today
and held in $5,000 bail each on a
charge of violating the securities and
exchange act of 1934.
Assistant Attorney General Am-
brose C. Mcall said he had "con-
siderable doubt as to Coster's true

The Class of 1939 set the machinery
for its post-Commencement existence
into opera'tion yesterday when it
elected nine Alumni officers to five-
year terms in the literary, engineer-
ing and architecture colleges, and
eight Senior Ball committee members,
in the only class election not abolished
by the sweeping Men's Council rul-
ing of Oct. 27. Four hundred seniors
participated in the balloting.
Harold F. Stewart, Tim Hird and
James I. Clark were named to the
post of Alumni president in literary,
engineering and architecture colleges,
respectively from a field of 14 candi-
Offices of vice-persident, secretary
and treasurer in the literary college
were filled by Marcia Connell, Rob-
ert Canning and Leon Kupeck, while
Richard Roemer, Fred Osberg anid
Lester Goda won the three positions
in the engineering college.
Automatically Elected
Virginia Bensley, Mary Lavan and
Ian C. Ironside were automatically
declared vice-president, secretary and
treasurer, respectively, since they
were the only ones who had petitioned
for the jobs.
William Grier won the Ball chair-
manship, nosing out Waldo Abbot,
Jr., and Jack Wilcox, who also won
literary college seats. Betty Shafer
and Betty Spangler' were selected
from the list of six women who com-
Engineering college representatives
to the dance committee are Frederic
Olds, Peter Ipsen and Charles Jacob-
son, while Jerome Mitchell and Rob-
erta Chissus, of the forestry school
and architecture college, respectively,
won uncontested jobs.
No Petitions Submitted
No petitions had been submitted
to Men's Council for positions in the
music, education, nursing and for-
estry schools, Fred ,Luebke, '39E,
president, reported, and this would
necessitate special elections, he said.
Voting was heavy all afternoon, in
the literary and engineering colleges,
and there was always a line of about
15 waiting to use th'6 machine. Both
Luebke and Spangler attributed the
comparative slowness in the opera-
tion of the machines, to the large
number of candidates, 58, whose
names were submitted to the voters.
Just a flip of a coin won a job for
an engineer on the J-Hop commit-
tee, so Fred Osberg was designated
Alumni secretary of the engineering
seniors, after he had received an
identical number of votes, 57, as
George Hanson. One 'hundred and
forty voted in the engineers' poll.
This was the third election to be
conducted under the petition system,
and applications for the Frosh Frolic
committee will be called for soon af-
ter the beginning of the new year.)

Bonner Named
To Give Russel
Lecture In '39

Seniors Vote Clark,
Stewart And Hird
Alumni Presidents

E ---- f --

Deadline For Senior
Pictures Is Extended

Positions Filled For Only
Class Posts Remaining
Under Council Decree
Eight Are Chosen
For Senior Dance

Warns Against Growing
Fascism In America;
Hits Spanish_ Embargo
Revision of the Wagner Act, dis-
memberment of the National Labort
Relations Board and a general re-
trenchment in government along re-
actionary lines was predicted last
night by Rep. John T. Bernard,,
Farmer Laborite of Minnesota as thej
probable result of the November elec-j
tions. Mr. Bernard spoke in the,
Union under the auspices of the
American League for Peace and De-
"I'm afraid the people will very
soon come to regret their tragic
blunder in permitting the defeat of
the, progressive candidates," he said.
Mr. Bernard explained the out-
come of the election chiefly on the
grounds of the recession, which he,
said was willfully induced by the
great industrialists, and widespread
misrepresentation by the press.
He warned against the growth of
fascism in America, asserting that
the forces which brought fascism to
Italy and Germany also exist in this
country. "Few people are naive
enough to think that Mussolini's ruf-
fians could have marched on Rome
without the consent of the govern-
ment and the manufacturers, or that
Hitler could have made himself dic-
tator in Germany without the back-
ing of Krupp and Thyssen. Let us
not be fooled into believing that these
forces in America are more humane
than in Germany and Italy. The La-
Follettee Committee revealed that
corporations here spend 80 million


SRA Invites Students
To Vacation Eve Party
Vacation eve will be celebrated at
8 p.m. today in Lane Hall with a
Christmas carolling party to which all
students are invited.
In addition to music, decorations
and a Christmas tree, appropriate re-
freshments will provide the true holi-
day spirit.

nazi Spies Rif e
Tells Dies Body They Are
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.-(I')-A
warning that spies are setting up -a
"potential sabotage machine" de-
signed to impair the United States'
industrial and military efficiency in
time of war came today from an in-
vestigator for the House Committee
on.Un-American Activities.
John C. Metcalfe, who made a six-
months inquiry into activities of sub-
versive groups for the committee,
testified that he believed "the spy
situation in the United States is a
very serious menace."
President Roosevelt recently direct-
ed attention to the spy question when
he told newsmen he 'would recom-
mend increased expenditures to com-
bat espionage activities by foreign
"The real aim of the American Nazi
movement," Metcalfe told the com-
mittee, "is to build up in the United
States a spy organization, a poten-
tial sabotage machine and a Ger-
man minority."
Asserting that Germany was not
the only foreign country whose na-
tionals were engaged in such activi-
ties, Metcalfe expressed belief the
United States had been placed in "a
precarious position."
50 Attend German
Club's Yule Party
More than 50 students and mem-
bers of the German faculty attended
the annual Christmas party of the
Deutscher Verein last night at the
The Verein's chorus presented a
number of German Yuletide songs
and the group joined in on the more
familiar pieces. Christmas games
and refreshments played a promin-
ent part in the evening's entertain-
ment, and Dr. Werner F. Striedieck
of the German department, in the
guise of St. Nicholas, presented gifts
to every one present.


Realization Of Book Exchange
To Prove Helpful To Students

I !

n i n 1 ' i

Shrouded But Slightly Macabre
Life Wins Marn 'Spoofuncup'

A goal of many years was realized
Tuesday when the Board of Regents
approved a long-sought plan for a
student textbook exchange. The ex-
change, which will also be operated
by students, will permit a more equit-
able price table for the sale and pur-
chase of used books than is afforded
at present by the local bookstores.
Sponsored by the Union, the ex-
change will accomplish much to
alleviate the current shortage of
used texts. A Union survey be-
tween semesters of the academ-
ic year 1937-38 revealed that the
principal cause of this shortage was
the fact that students were reluctant
to sell used books because of the low
prices offered, frequently almost half
of the original price.
The exchange, which will be locat-

filed under the seller's name. The sale
price will be deduced from any pur-
chases which the seller may make.
There will be also a 10 per cent deduc-
tion from the sale price for the
maintenance of the exchange. No
charge will be made for books not
The exchange will be administered
by a student manager, who will be
appointed by an executive committee.
There will be two representatives
from the Union on the commit-
tee, and two additional adult
representatives from the offices
of the Dean of Students and the Dean
of Women. The committee will also
supervise the employment of assist-
Book exchange plans similar to this
one have met with considerable suc-

' ,

Even a shrouded personal life of'
alleged bigamy and frequent intoxi-
cation did not prevent Prof. Axel
Marin, of the mechanical engineer-
ing department, from winning the
traditional "Spoofuncup" by a dem-
onstration of his mental prowess and
his "ability to take it," at the annual
A.S.M.E. roast last night at the
Union. Prof. Hugh E. Keeler of the
mechanical engineering department,
was roastmaster.
Reported to be "one of the dumb-
est clucks in the engineering college"
by Professor Keeler, the winner, with
a well-balanced meal of "assorted

"wide and varied list of inconse-
quential subjects," posed by "Profes-
sor Quiz" Don Van Loon, '39E. The
new holder of the cup, which was
presented by the erstwhile holder,
Dean Henry C. Anderson, showed
some traces of learning, however van-
ishing, as he successfully mastered
the spelling of such difficult words
as "seize," "weird" and the like.
"Uncle Joe" Bursley fell down
(figuratively) as he attempted to
enumerate the first 15 letters of the
Greek alphabet, while three students
fell down (literally) as they tried
to be eclipsed by Mental Giant Marin.
Edward L. Erickson, of the engineer-
ing mechanics department, present-

Guerrilla Tactics
Planned By Chiang
In Japanese War
KWEILIN, China, Dec. 14-(P)--
Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek was
disclosed today to have swung toward
the political tactics of Chinese Com-
munists in a new program to combat
the Japanese invasion.
Officers at this South China mili-
tary headquarters in Kwangsi prov-
ince disclosed that Chiang had sum-
moned a political-military conference
in furtherance of the new program,
which was announced to the military
staff three weeks ago.
One purpose of the conference, to
be held at Chungking, was reported
to be to purge the government of "de-
featist elements" before embarking
on the second phase of the war-hit
and run attacks on Japanese forces
throughout occupied territory.
Chiang's new political program,
which he characterized in the slogan
"arousing the masses is more import-
ant than battles," was similar in many
respects to tactics used by the North
China Communists he had fought
against before the war started.

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