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VOL. L. No. 11 aZ-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, OCT. 6, 1939


An Editorial
It's Up To You
The pep rally as a Michigan tradition goes on the block tonight.
After two years of indulging in puerile horseplay after the pre-season
rally, Michigan students must prove that they value the pep rally
highly enough as an expression of confidence in their team, to fore-
go the infantile pleasure of tearing down theatre fronts, building
fires at intersections and stampeding through the streets like high
school kids on Hallowe'en.
If the riots that attended the rallies of '37 and '38 occur again
tonight, the final chapter in the history of Michigan pep rallies will
have been written. The patience of the student organizations which
put time and effort into organizing the rallies only to see them prove
the jumping off point for an evening of rampaging through the city,'
has been exhausted. If the history of the past two years repeats
itself tonight, there will be no more pep meetings.
It's up to you.
Russian Coups In Baltic States
Threaten Germ'an SeaPower

German Tip Seds 1
World waits Hiter1
Fuehrer Claims Hostilities Releases Note Message Imp
Ended; Troops Praised And France
In Warsaw Triumph Steamer H~et
Russia And Latvia 'Iroquois'
ReachAgreement 584 U. S
BERLIN, Oct. 5.-(IP)-Reichsfueh- .WASHINGTON,
rer Hitler celebrated the success of flotilla of United
his lightning war against Poland to- raced tonight to i
day with a triumphal visit tQ Warsaw .can steamship Ir
as a prelude to his world-awaited Government receiv
declaration tomorrow before the from the head of
that the vessel wou
Reichstag . neared the countr
Unusual secrecy surrounded his newithe c
one-day round trip to Warsaw, but with Americans c

Professor Wheeler
That Reich Now
Peace With Soviet


Russia's recent COups in the Baltic1
area have placed her in ,a position
which May some day threaten Ger-
man sea domination in the Baltic Sea,
declared Prof.F Benjamin W. Wheeler
of the history department in an in-
terview yesterday.
The Soviets have regained impor-
tant naval bases on the Baltic, Pro-
fessor Wheeler explained, restoring'
her historic "outlet to the sea" south
of the Gulf of Finland. Germany,
however, still has definite naval su-
periority in the region, he added.
Germany's attitude toward these
virtual Russian grabs can probably be
only one of resignation and mollifica-
tion, commented Professor Wheeler,
as the Reich now wants peace with
Russia more than anything else. Only
if Russia became an immediate men-
ace to German territorywould the
Reich be likely t risk Soviet enmity,
he added.
As Russia's recent gains in the
Baltic area certainly will not threat-
en German supremacy immediately,
it is probably worth while for Hitler
to keep Soviet friendship, at least
temporarily, he explained.'
The present Russo-German picture

indicates some sacrifice on both sides,
Professor Wheeler commented, but
this sacrifice involves merely ideo-
logical positions. In view of recent;
mutual slander campaigns in both
countries, he explained, both are like-
ly to find the present, accord em-
Fundamental Russian foreign pol-
icy has not been shifted in recent
moves, Professor. Wheeler said, but
the change has been one rather in
technique. The Soviets appear to
have temporarily lost interest in Far
Eastern affairs, and to have focused
all their attention on their western
Pearson Stops
Cincinnati, Reds
With Two wits
Dahlgren Smacks Homer,
Double To Pace Yanks'
4-0 Win Over Walters
Oct. 5.-()-In one of the greatest of
all World Series pitching perform-
a n c e s, mild-mannered Marcellus
Monte Pearson handcuffed the 'Cin-
cinnati Reds with two lone singles
today to lead the Yankees to the
second straight triumph in their sky-
rocketing drive ,toward a fourth
straight World Championship.
Aided by the completely unlooked
for heavy-duty batwork of Babe
Dahlgren the generally accepted
"weak sister" of the Yankee hitting
order, who added a homer and double
to his timely two-bagger of yester-
day's victory, Pearson paced the
American League Kings to a 4 to 0
conquest, thereby bringing them to
the halfway mark of the current
For 7 1/3 innings, as a throng of
59,791 fans sat tensed and "oohed"
and "ahhed" with every pitch, the
door of the hall of fame opened wide
and beckoned to the sturdy ,right-
hand curve-baller from California.
In that stretch, the Reds didn't even
come close to getting a safe hit, a
string which equalled for Pearson
the hitless series run set by Herb
(Continued on Page 3)-
Bergdoll Given
Jai -Sentence


NEW YORK, Oct. 5.-(IP)-For
the broadcast of Adolf Hitler's
address to the Reichstag on Fri-
day, the three networks, NBC,
CBS and MBS, expect to be on the
air at 5:45 am. (EST). The first
15 minutes will come from New
York, with the switch to Berlin
scheduled for 6 o'clock. The
broadcast, expected to run two
hours or so, will include English
interpolations and summaries.
that secrecy was mazched by the lack
of speculation in the press concern-
ing tomorrow's speech.
In an orders of the day issued to
the army after his review of his
triumphant troops in Warsaw, Hitler
said his Polish campaign was fin-
ished and his soldiers "ready for
He said the day "brings to an end
a battle carried on in the best tradi-
tion of German arms. With me the
German people, full of pride, thank
Hitler declared the army on Sept.
1 "arose at my command to defend
our country from Polish attack. In
exemplary comradeship 'of arms
among the army, air force and navy,
you ha e fulfilled the task assighed
A lull in the miltary operations on
the Western Front was interpreted
as a period of waiting to see whether
a peaceful way out 'of the conflict
with the western powers should de-

Student Senate
Plans Election
For October 27
Committee Is Appointed
To Construct Program
For American Peace
Plans for the fifth semi-annual
election of Student Senators and a
motion to investigate a program for
American peace were the high notes
of this semester's first meeting of the
Student Senate last night at the
Oct. 27 was set as the date for the
election in which 16 Senators will be
chosen, according to Martin Dworkis,
'40, who was appointed last night as
acting president until election time.
A definite program of peace for the
conmittee appointed last night to be
United States was the object of a
headed by Hugo Reichard; Grad., and
including Senators Dan Robertson
Grad., Charles Buck. Raoul Weisman
Grad. and President Dworkis.
The Senate also appointed an elec-
tions committee; Sen. Raoul Weis-
man Grad.; chairman, Jack Grady,
'42, Cas Sojka, '40, Paul Robertson
'40E, and Charles Buck.
Presentation of plans for a mass
student pep rally at which all the
candidates for election will be pre-
sented was scheduled for the Sen-
ate's next meeting, Dworkis said. With
regard to consideration of a domestic
educational course presented by Mrs
Samuel T. Dana, wife of the dean o:
the forestry school, the Senate ap-
pointed Betty Shaw, '41, to report or
this program at the next meeting.


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velop. elaborate.
Hitler was scheduled to speak for On the othei hand, Senator Nye
about one and three-quarter hours (Rep., Ind.) asserted that the Ad-
tomorrow, beginning at noon (6 a.m. ministration had no more than 39,
EST). "or possibly 40," sure votes for repeal.
Foreign observers said they expect- "We've got 32 definite votes
ed the Fuehrer would attempt to against," he added. "That leaves- 20
fasten upon Great Britain responsi- who have not made up their minds."
bility for continuing the European Possible Changes
warh Meantime, from within the Ad-
The general reaction to speeches by ministration camp came reports that
British Prime Minister Chamberlain supporters of the measure might pro-
and- Foreign Minister Lord Halifax pose some changes in it.
and French Premier Daladier was
that the allied nations had shown Senator George (Dem., Ga.) said he
little readiness to avail themselves of expected the Foreign Relations Com
a German-Russian peace offer. mittee to meet soon to reconsider pro-
visions restricting American shipping.
i W He said shipping companies were
Russia Wins Latvianseeking to work out some plan under
Concessions In Pact which American vessels would not
have to give up trans-Atlantic con-
MOSCOW/ Oct. 5. -(P)- Soviet merce, but added that no acceptable
Russia extended her influence over program had yet been offered.
a second western neighbor today and
moyed a step nearer domination of
the northern Baltic through sweeping AFL Sup orts
concessions gained in a 10-year mu-
tual assistance accord with Latvia.
The pact, resembling closely an H um an R ohts
agreement reached a week ago with _ _
anotherlittletBaltic state, Estonia,
gave Russia the right to establish William Green Demands
several air fields, naval bases at the Labor Fi ht 'isms'
Latvian ports of Liepaja (Libau) andr g
Ventspils (Windau) and a base for
shore artillery to "protect Riga Bay." CINCINNATI, Oct. 5.-(P)-Presi-
Joseph Stalin joined Premier- dent William Green of the American
Foreign Commissar Vyacheslaff Mol Federation of Labor called on labor
ForignComissr Vachslaf Ml-tonight to support a new movement
otoff in driving home the *bargain tonsghed sypAor adew movement
through which Latvia granted Russia sponsored by AFL leaders, "to expose
the privilege to place a "limited" the false teachings of Communism,
number of Soviet air, naval and land Nazism and Fascism."
forces in Latvia. Keynoting then first meeting of the
Diplomatic observers considered a newly-organized League for Human
similar arrangement to be certain to Rights, Freedom of Democracy, Green
come from current negotiations with declared that Stalin's agents and fol-
Lithuania, third of the tier of Baltic lowers occupied "high and influen-
states on the west. tial" places in American government,
-s-d and laor nranizations not


With this issue of The Daily, each
subscriber will receive a copy of
"Background For War," a reprint of
Time magazine's recent publication
of the same name.,
Included in the issue are seven
articles on the background and
events of the wars in Europe and
Asia, embracing:
1. A quick review of the diplomatic
history of Europe from Versailles to
Locarno, from Locarno to Munich;
2. An account of the successive eco-
nomic crises in Germany which cul-
minated in the Nazi revolution:

Military Court Imposes
Three-Year Term
NEW YORK, Oct. 5.-VP)--Grover
Cleveland Bergdoll, the object two
decades ago of the scornful finger-
pointing of the nation as the most
notorious of all World War slackers,
was convicted today by a military
court martial of desertion and escape,
and sentenced to three years at hard
These were the last of the major
charges which so long had hung over
him, and they grew out of his escape
from military guard in 1920 while he
was serving a 5-year sentence for
draft evasion. Thus, the old ledger
of an" unforgetting government was
balanced with a total penalty for
Bergdoll of 8 years.
The verdict of the court martial-
13 high ranking, solemn and middle-
aged officers-was reached after two
hours of deliberation and Bergdoll,
paunchy now, and middle-aged him-
self. took it first phlegmatically and

Prof. Preston Slosson of the history
department will give a talk on "Men
and Books Which Have Influenced
My Mind" at 8 p.m. today at the Hill-
el Foundation immediately following
the regular Friday night Conserva-
tive Services.
This talk by Professor Slosson is
the first in a series of discussions
which will be held every week on the
same topic at the Foundation, and
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Annual Black Friday
To Be November 1


Black Friday, the traditional day
of the attempt of freshmen and
sophomores to "pants" each other
will h held this year on Nov. 17. it


Action Taken
In Prison Probe

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