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Witch Hunt
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VOL. L. No. 9





Norris Urges
Embargo Act
Be Discarded
To HelpAllies
Logan, Strong Supporter
'Of Neutralit Revision
Is ClaimedBy Death,
Rush Holt Defends
Present Legislation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3.-(P)-Sen-
ator George Norris (Ind.-Neb., who
voted against United States entry in-
to the Wotld War, urged repeal of
the arms embargo tonight, asserting
that England and France were fight-
ing "the battle of humanity and
civilization" against "ruthless and
murderous" foes.,
Speaking to a radio audience while
the Senate's youngest member, Rush
D. Holt (Dem.-W.Va.), was advocat-
ing over another network that the
embargo be retained, the elderly Nor-
ris said the guiding theory of Adolf
Hitler and, "other dictators" would
mean the end of existing civiliza-
tion if carried to its logical conclu-
Death Claims Logan
The Administration lost a s
porter of the Embargo Issue in the
deaths of Senator M. M. Logan, of
Kentucky early yesterday. Yester-
day's session of Congress lasted but
a few minutes, ending after Majority
Leader Barkley, Logan's colleague,
announced adjournment would be
taken out of respect to the 65- ar-
old Kentuckian, who died of a heart
attack. Although debate on the Sen-
ate floor was thus halted until to-
morrow, when Senators Connally
(Dem.-Tex,)l and Vandenberg (Rep.-
Mich.) will oppose one another, the
disdussion went on elsewhere in the
Farther %along in his speech over
the ra g°o last night, Senator Norris
said it had been argued that the Ad-
ministration supported bill to repeal
the arms. ban and forbid American
ships to carry any goods to the bellig-
erents Would favor ngland and
France, because they would control
the. seas and prevent Germany from
making a y pu ihases in this coun-
Embargo Favors Hitler
"But it is equally true," he con-
tended, "that if we fail to take the
course I have outlined, and the pres-
ent Embargo Law is kept intact, such
acion will be favorable to Hitler and
other dictators."
It was fortunate, Norris added, that
"in following our legal rights as
universally recognized, we are able
to enact a law which will more like-
ly keep us out 'of the war and at the
same time puts us on the side of
humanity and civilization."
Holt, whose family was on Norris'
side in the controversy over Ameri-
ca's entrance into the World War
(he relates that his home was stoned
and his mother injured because his
father opposed the country's going
into the conflict), contended that a
"cash and carry" system of general
trade with Europe's warring nations
could be established by Congress
without repeal of the arms embargo.
Co n Osuster
Ased By Read

'Warden Will Resign Only
On RequestOf Board
LANSING, Oct. 3.-(XP)-Attorney
General Thomas Read declared to-
day the recent fantastic escape of
four Marquette Branch Prison con-
victs, who abducted four state offi-
cials and held them as hostages "has.
destroyed the usefulness" of Warden
Marvin L. Coon. The Attorney Gen-
eral told Governor Dickinson in a
formal report that he felt the warden
should be asked to resign.
Declaring "My conscience is clear,"
Coon promptly replied at Marquette
that he did not intend to resign un-
less he received such a request from
the state corrections commission,
which he described as an organiza-
tion "made up of men who know and
understand prison administration."

New Parleys Will Discuss
Modern Engineering Relations

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Art Cinema Star

Chamberlain Says Britis:

'Technic' Offers Prizes
In Monthly Contests On
Practical Problems
Formed last year for the purpose of
promoting a clearer understanding of
engineering relations by the stu-
dents; the Engineering Committee on
Professional Practices again this year
will carry on a program of ,lectures
and engineering parleys, according to
Prof. Roy S Swinton of the engineer-
ing mechanics department.
The purpose of these parleys is to
acquaint the student with the situa-
tionsand questions of practice that he
will encounter in his later positions.
In connection with these same prob-
lems the engineer will then develop
experience in judging and tactfully
solving questions involving wisdom
in professional practice and ethics.
Mead Opened Parleys
Opening lecture for the parleys last
fall was presented by Dr. Daniel W.
Mead, past president of the American
Society of Civil Engineers. This was
preceded by a dinner attended by
nearly 100 students at which Dr.
Mead spoke informally.
This year, "Engineering Personnel
and Business Relations" will be dis-
cussed at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.
26, in the Amphitheatre of the Rack-
ham Building by Louis C. Fisk, '14E,
who is now connected with the Hyatt
Bearing division of General Motors
sales corporation at Harrison, N.J.
Probably of greater value to the
student engineer are the parleys
which follow the lecture and the din-
ner. Here the student can meet the
older speaker in an informal manner
to discuss problems and policies that
Italians Avoid;
Pea ce Moves
Ciano Reports To II Duce
+3ut R ome SeeinNoeHoe'pe
In Expected'Proposals
ROME, Oct. 3.-)-Italy ap-
peared likely today to remain aloof
for the present from German-Rus-
sian peace maneuvers.
Well-informed Italians said they.
expected Adolf Hitler to make some
peace proposals in his Reichstag
speech this week, but doubted they
had any chance for success.
These persons said Italy, sincerely
desiring to have peace reestablished,
fears a prolonged war would make
Europe the prey of Bolshevism, but
she would not, however, involve her-
self in proposals predestined to fail-
Fascist sources also indicated that
the Italian Government, which as-
serted in justification of its inter-
vention in the Spanish Civil war that
this was an Anti-Bolshevik crusade,
was not yet inclined to follow in
cooperating with her late enemy,
Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo
Ciano informed Premier Mussolini
of his weekend conversations with
Hitler immediately upon his return
to Rome today, but no information
was published here on the tenor of
the talks. The )Fascist press even re-
frained from its practice of describ-
ing the great cordiality of the meet-
Hillel To Hear
Prof. Slosson

puzzle him and with which the speak-
er has 'had Personal contact.
New this year will be a series of
monthly contests on engineering pro-
blems to be published in the Michi-
gan Technic. A prize of $5 will be
awarded to the best and most tactful
solution of each problem.
Typical Problems Offered
Typical of the Lypes of problems to
be offered are those given below:
"Could an engineer be faced with
the necessity of doing a small wrong
for a greater good? A politician,
voted for a measure knowing it to be
illegal and impossible as a trade for
a vote favoring the University bud-
"A professor or executive gets old,
fussy and intolerant. He is intoler-
able as head of his department. Shall
he be discharged or how disposed of?"
Administration of the Engineering
Committee for Professional Practices
is carried out by faculty members or
professional engineers with student
hosts acting as chairmen. Four of
these hosts function . until Spring
Vacation, at which time four junior
members are added and trained to
act in that capacity for the next year.
Student members this year are H.
R. Steding, '40E, Joseph Dieppen-
brock, '40E, Robert Herman, '40E and
Wade Flaherty, '40E.
Ruthven Dinner
Attracts Many
Alumni Groups
University Of Michigan
Clubs Fast Exhausting
Quota Of Reservations
Latest reports -rom University of
Michigan Clubs throughout the coun-
try indicate that the Ruthven Anni-
versary Dinner Oct. 27 will be truly
a national celebration.
From Portland, Ore., to New York
City, and from Fort Worth, Texas, to
Calumet, Mich., alumni reservation
requests are pouring in to the Alumni
Association here. The alumni quota
of tickets is rapidly being exhausted.
The University of Michigan Club
of St. Louis is arranging for a special
train to come to Ann Arbor for the
celebration. If present plans are
completed, alumni groups from Mem-
phis, Tulsa and Kansas City, Mo.,
will join the party in St. Louis, and
Louisville and Indianapolis alumni
will be picked up en route to Ann
So far, the largest alumni reserva-
tion bloc is the Mt. Clemens group,
with 27 planning to attend. The
Board of Governors of the University
of Michigan Club of Ann Arbor will
sit at one table, it was decided at a
meeting yesterday.






* * *
Three Day Run
Of 'Ballerina'
To Open Here
Art Cinema League Will
Sponsor French Film
At Mendelssohn Theatre
"Ballerina," French screen success
set behind the scenes of the Paris
Opera Ballet, opens a three-day en-,
gagement tomorrow at the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre under the
sponsorship of the Art Cinema
Directed by Jean Benoit-Levy,
French film director noted for his
production of "La Maternelle," .the
picture stars two famous ballet dan-
cers, Mia Slavenska of the Ballet
Russe de Monte Carlo and Yvette
Chauvire of the Paris Opera Ballet.
In the film, the young pupils of
the Ballet School of the French Na-
tional Opera relive on the screen the
experiences of their everyday exis-
tence. None of these girls had pre-
viously appeared before a camera,
yet one of'them, 12-year-old Janine
Charrat-a Paris fire. chief's daugh-
ter in real life, displayed such dra-
matic ability that France considers
her the cinema find of the season.
Tickets for "Ballerina" may be pur-
chased at the Union, the League and
Wahr's book store. The film has
English subtitles.
First ASU Meeting
To Feature Election
The first membership meeting of
the American Student Union will be
held at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the
In addition to an election of offi-
.cers, the program includes a skit,
"Three Thirds of the Students," a
fairy tale with social significance in
rhythm, songs: "Academic Epidemic"
and "Why Don't You Go Back Where
You Came From?" and a perspective
for the coming months.
All students interested in joining

Nazis -Se
German Chiefs Studying
Speech While Official
Statement Is Withheld
Neutrality Debate
Is Given Attention
BERLIN, Oct. 3.-(P)-Adolf Hitler
and his aides tonight gave "serious"
consideration to Prime Minister
Chamberlain's speech today which.
Nazis interpreted as setting forth Bri-
tain's determination not -to halt the
war now.
The Nazi regime also followed
closely the progress of the neutrality
debate in the United States Senate
and awaited a full report on the
Panama Conference at which 21
American republics outlined a wes-
tern hemisphere safety zone to in-
sulate them from the European war
The text of Chamberlain's state-
ment to the House of Commons was
rushed to Hitler, who studied it with
Foreign Minister Joachim von Rib-
bentrop. .
"Several passages in Chamberain's
speech must be examined closely be-
fore authoritative reaction can be
given from Germany," a Nazi officia
It was obvious, however, that a
grave view was taken of Britain's at.
titude and that Germany has made
up her mind to strike hard and fast
after Hitler explains to the Reichstag
later this week that Germany has
obtained what she wants from Po-
land and therefore sees no reason why
the war should continue in the west
Nazis professed "complete inabil-
ity" .to comprehend the British stand
They said Britain does not want to
quit and yet does not want to fight
By fighting, they said they meant
forthright attacks on German soil
not just an effort to shut off Ger-
many's raw material supplies through
a trade and war blockade.
That German submarines woul
attack every armed merchantman
was made clear.
"The German Navy not only wil
be entitled to, but will be obliged to
break the resistance of such ships
with all possible means," said the
semi-official commentary Dienst aus
Driver Hurt In Car's Fall
MT. PLEASANT, Mich., Oct. 3.--
(AP)-Cicero Knipe, 60, was in the hos-
pital today with serious injuries ire
an unusual automobile accident.
Driving his son's new automobile
into a two-story garage, Knipe
plunged through the wall of the up-
per floor and fell 12 feet. Unfamili-
arity with steering post gear shift,
and left handed emergency brake:

Foreign Center
Enters Second
Year's Activity
Michigan's International Center,
hub of activities for foreign students,
last week entered itsrsecond fyear of
*activity,' compiling a record of atten-
dance last year seldom surpassed on
this campus.
The total attendance of foreign
students at the center during the
nine months of the regular school
year ran into the thousands, with a
weekly average of 400 to 500 persons.
This record seems destined to be
broken, as early functions of this
. semester are being attended by over-
. flow crowds.
The dream of an international club,
in which lonely, homesick foreign
students might find social and spiri-
tual comradeship had long been held
- by Prof. J. Raleigh Nelson, Counsellor
to Foreign Students and director .of
the Center, and others in Ann Arbor;
but it was not until plans were being
made for the construction of the
l Union dormitories that space for the
club could be found.
Main units of the Center are the
Counselor's office and waiting room
and the large lounge, , replete with
comfortable chairs and sofas. Card
and ping;pong tables are found in
s the spacious recreation room. Also
important are the kitchen, available
for use 'by any of the Center's mem-
bers, and the usual service rooms.
Although the Center is of neces-
o sity small, its rooms have been
. adapted, to a wide variety of uses. The
recreation room has at various times
, been pressed into service as a game
room, tea room, supper room, ban-
quet hall, lecture room and has been
used for larger, more formal func-
d tions. A section of the Union dormi-
n tories adjacent to the Center is used
as living quarters by some members
l and foreign guests.

England Will Not Acc
Offers Of Truce Ba
On 'Mere Assuranc
Lloyd George As]
For Cautious Acti

Peace Rej e c t

LONDON, Oct. 3. -- (iP)- Prime
Minister Chamberlain declared flatly
today against treating with Germany
on the basis of "mere assurances"
from the Nazi regime, but said he
would welcome any peace proposals
which would achieve Britain's an-
nounced war aimi of ending "German
This was the reply of the British-
French allies to the Soviet-German
declaration last week that Berlin and
Moscow would hold "consultations"
if Britain and France failed to make
peace with Germany.
Calls Declaration Threat
Making his fifth weekly report to
the House of Commons on progress
of the war, Chamberlain called the
Soviet-German declaration a "scarce-
ly veiled threat."
T h e dramatic session pitted
against Chamberlain, white-maned
David Lloyd George, Britain's World
War Prime Minister, in an exchange
which reversed the roles the two
statesmen have played .in recent
The fiery Welshman urged "very
careful consideration" of any "speci-
fic, detailed and broad" proposals
which might come from Germany
through 'Soviet Russia or Italy. His
point was that.abrupt rejection might
make Russia and Italy "hostile neu-
trals." He added that:
"We. know and the United States
knows that they can help us as neu-
"Russia and Italy, within the limits
of. neutrality, can make all the dif-
ference between being friendly and
hostile neutrals.
"We do not want to double our
Desires Peace Proposals
Lloyd George said it would be a
"first class mistake" to enter a peace
conference without asking the United
States, Russia and Italy to partici-
pate, if a peace parley is suggested.
Chamberlain replied that no peace
proposal "has yet come to us, and
at this stage it would be premature te
build any hopes on the likelihood of
such a proposal being made."
He added, however, that "no mar
would welcome more whole-heartedly
any proposal which I could reall3
feel achieved the aims" of Britain in
going to war.
He said that peace proposals wil
be examined and tested in the lighi
of these two factors:
First, that the German Govern
ment "too often in the past hac
proved that their undertakings ar
worthless when it suits them that
they should be broken."
Speech Is Applauded
Second, that "no threats woud ever
induce this country and France t
I abandon the purpose for which we
have entered upon this struggle."
Speaking with unusual vigor ani
emphasis the Prime Minister fre
quently was interrupted by approving
cries of "Hear! Hear!" by the House
Chamberlain annourreed a reorgan
ization of the much-criticized Minis
try of Information by which direc
press contacts will be reestablishe(
with government departments.

Roosevelt Asks
To Seek Peace
Talks Ordered Resumed;
Green Says Federation
Ready To Confer/ Again

Code CurtailS
Radio Priest
Restricts Coughlin In Air
Time Purchases
sweeping rule to prevent Father
Charles E. Coughlin or other "spokes-
men of controversial public issues"
from purchasing radio time, except
under strict limitations, was adopted
today by the code committee of the
National Association of Broadcasters.
After an all-day session, the code
committee decided that:
"Under no circumstances will com-
pensation be accepted by a station or
network for time consumed by the
spokesman of a controversial public.
issue, unless the spokesmen appear on
a public forum type of broadcast
regularly presented in conformity
with the code as a series of fair-sided
discussions of public issues and when
control of the fairness of the pro-
gram rests wholly with the broad-
casting station or network."
Officials of the Association said its
437 members represented 92 per cent
of commercial radi'.
While Father Coughlin's name was
not mentioned in the announcement,
E. M. Kirby, secretary of the Associa-
tion, said that during the long dis-
cussion 'today Coughlin was men-
tioned repeatedly.
'Ensian Sales Low,
Manager Declares
Acceptance of the initial low price
offer of the Michiganensian, school
yearbook, according to Richard T.

Talk To Be First In Series"
Of Fireside Discussions
Prof. Preston W. Slosson of the his-
tory department will give a talk on
"Men and Books Which Have Influ-
enced My Mind" at 8 p.m. Friday at
the Hillel Foundation immediately
following the regular Conservative
This talk by Professor Slosson is
the first in a series of Friday night
fireside discussions which will be
conducted each week during the
school year by various professors at
the same time and on the same topic.
According to Ted Leibovitz, '40,
who is in charge of the lecture series,
the speech of Professor Slosson should
prove interesting, in view of the fact
f -n 4.1 1,++Cn..,n 11Q+riny ,ar .frn


are invited to attend.



Airport Construction Research,
Flight Instruction T Open Here

CAA Engineer Describes
Local Research Station
As OnlyOne Of Type
The Civil Aeronautics Authority has
approved the establishment here of an
experimental station to study airport
construction, w. M. Aldous, senior
airport engineer of the CAA, an-
nounced yesterday. The station will
be the only one of its type in the
Purpose of the station will be to
study airport construction through-
out the United States in order to aid
in the development of the Civil Air-
ways system. Airports speking funds
from the Federal Government will
send samples of the materials they
propose to use in runway construc-
tion to the station for approval.
Cooperating with numerous manu-
facturers' and trade associations' lab-
oratories, the station will strive dur-
ing the winter to evolve a set of ac-
ceptability tests and standards on
which satisfactory life, durability and
maintenance records of various types
of paving may be based. This study
will enable the station to inform the
nni- r rrwhat local materias

Civil Aeronautics AuthorityI
Ground School To Begin
For 70 Students Todayj
Ground school for the 70 students
who have thus far qualified for thel
Civil Aeronautics Authority flight
training program will begin at 7 p.m.
today in Room 1042, East Engineering{
From these students 50 will be se-'
lected, on a basis of scholarship and"
physical excellence, to begin the, ac-
tual flight training course Oct. 16.'
Ground school will continue until.
March 1, 1940, and the flight instruc-
tion will be completed by June 15.
In selecting applicants, preference
will be given to students having had
at least one year's residence at the
University and to students having
high scholastic standings. Students
will be selected on a quota basis from
all departments of the University.
The program will provide sufficient
training to prepare a student for a
private pilot's certificate of compe-
tency. It will include 72 hours of
ground school and 35 to 50 hours of
flight instruction given at local air-

Swere held responsible.

CINCINNATI, Oct. 3.-(IP)-Presi-
dent Roosevelt gave organized labor
.leaders today a virtual White House
command to resume the AFL-CIO,
peace negotiations, appealing to them
to "Put aside pride and self-advan-
tage in patriotic service for national
The President's appeal was made in
a message to the Amercian Federa-
tion of Labor in national convention
"The American people want it,
(labor accord) he said, "and will hold
in honor those whose insight, cour-
age and unselfishness can effect -it.
AFL President William Green dis-
patched a reply at once, asserting that
the Federation's peace conferees stood
ready to reopen conferences with
The President spoke of the joint
committee which started negotiations
under his auspices, last March and
voiced congratulations for "substan-
tial progress."
"This must be continued," Mr
Roosevelt said, "until a sound nego-
tiated basis of peace between the
,labor groups is reached and agreed


Directories Will Go
On Sale Next Week
Student Directories will be avail-
able on campus sometime next week
according to an announcement by
Lenton G. Sculthorp, '40, director of
the publication. Sculthorp pointed
out that publication next week would
exceed the record for rapidity of as-

French Repulse Germar
Combats In Air Contin
PARIS, Oct. 3.-(P)-Spreat
German attacks along the north
flank of the Western Front were
ported tonight by the French .
command to have been repulsed.
The high command reported
some enemy surprise attacks
repulsed to the east of the Mo,
and Saar rivers and artillery ac
in the same areas was reported.
"Great activity" by patrols was
ported during the night and mil
observers, reading between the
of the official communiques, sa
was apparent the Germans were
creasing their pressure on Frenc-
vance positions and rapidly shi:
their point of attack.
French sources reported
France had lost only eight figl

Smugglers Are Warned
From U.S. By President
WASHINGTON. Oct. ,. -()--
President Roosevelt warned today

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