Showers today and somewhat
cooler tomorrow night.
Good Or Bad? ...
Its Expense . .
VOL. L. No. 14
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, OCT. 10, 1939
506 Men Pledged
By 4O Fraternities
Formal Pledge Ceremonies
Were Held Last Night
One House Starts
Banquets and parties ushered in
fraternity life for 506 pledges of 40
general fraternities at the Universi-
ty last night.
Pledging this year amounted to 1
67 per cent of those rushed, while1
last year the percentage was 75. Six-
ty-one more men, however, werer
pledged this year. The listings fol-
Acaca: Stuart Churchill, Ross
Clark, Griffith Cossar, Gardner
Drape, Uobert B. Green, Stephen
Hann, John Pierson, Paul Schneider,,
Robert Shirrell, James David Vine,a
John Moehlman, Robert Boswell, Ray
Alpha Delta Phi: Paul Casterline,
Kenneth Ervin, Dexter Green, Rus-
sell Hadley, Bradford Hoelsher, Ro-
bert Lyons, David McKinney, William
Mead, Russell L. Richards, James E.
Robertson; Edward S. Sheehy, James
W. Skinner, Ervin Soukup, JamesI
Spaulding, William Underdown, John
E. Wason, S. Bradford Williams,
Alpha Kappa Lambda: Robert Coc-
kroft, David S. Frederick, Gilbert T.
Alpha Sigma Phi Takes 11
Alpha Sigma Phi: Raymond S.
Barry, Charles N. Crandell, Robert
Edgar DeLong, Robert Reese Hoff-
man, Ralph1 N. Holzhauer,,Robert J.
Janes, Thomas William O'Connor,
Charles William O'Dell, Richard R.
Olivere, Edward Taylor; Glenn L.
Alpha Tau Omega: Hugh Ayers,
Malcolm Curtis, Paul Franklin, Rich-
ard D. Gauthier, Arthur Hawley,
Lewis Johnson, Scott Luffman, Jos-
eph Morse, John Munn, Thomas F.
Robinson, William K. Scupham,
Rufus Teasdale, William M. Todd.
Beta Theta Pi: Charles Freeman
Alexander, Homner Bigelow, Milton
Coulson, William Devlin, Harry Gus-
tafson, Robert.Heath James Imery,
John Keats. Charles Kennedy, Her-
bert Kent, David McCalmont, James
Edwin Mead, Jack Monroe, Stuart
Moran, Donald Pearce, John Pequeg-
nat, Will Sapp, Raymond Stewart,
Robert- Sundquist, William Trow-
bridge, Richard Wirth, David Wil-
liams, Donald C. West, Paul Schick.
Chi Phi Pledges 21
Chi Phi: Frank Stalmaker Alig,
William Earl Chrch, Howard John
Clark, John Colgan, Howard R. C.
Eddy, Robert Granse, Gordon Spen-
cer Greeson, J. Creighton Harris, Ar-
thur Young Hillman, Jr., Ernest C.
Lampkin, William Henry Lehmann,
John Elmer Magielski, Willis Ross
Montgomery, Philip Olin North, Da-
vid Arthur Ovaitt, Loren Thorne
Robinson, Jr., Donald Shanck, Homer
D. Swander, Jr., Paul Lester Wallace,
Lester York, William Rear.
Chi Psi: John Bird, Robert Bird,
James S. Bower, EdwardW.rBrehm,
Jr., James C. H. Davis, Jack DeWolf,
Charles D. Fiske, Jr., Alfred Hicks,
TI, Frank C. McCarthey, Charles A.
Oostdyke, Mark C. Pleune, Thomas
Orton Poyser, David von Schlegell,
Steven S. Wygant, John F. Zimmer-
Delta Kappa Epsilon: Douglas
Ballantyne, Robert M. Behr, James
A. Byerly, Jr., Robert B. Campau,
John J. Collins, William M. Defoe,
Earl J. Drake, Edward H. Gustafson,
James S. Harris, John Macbeth,
James E. Mandler, Atwood R. Mc-
Andrew, Jr., Fred W. Pearce, Jr., Da-
vid Proctor, John E. Swan, John A.
Walsh, John P. White, Robert P.
Wise, Fred M. Zeder.
'Delt' Takes 21 Pledges
Delta Tau Delta Theodore J. Al-
brecht, Kenneth Ray Allan, Robert
Conover, James M. Edmunds, Gil-
man E. Gambs, Frederick Vance Gip-
son, William N. Gray, Charles Ed-
mund Hannan, Don K. Harness, Ro-
bert Putnam Kimball, William Jay
Lambert, Jr., Carl Edmund Licht,
Herbert William McCord, Robert Al-
fred Matthews, Edward James Perl-
berg, Richard George Schoel, Jr.,
Charles William Sherk, Robert M.
Snow, Gordon Frederick Spooner,
May Be Given
By HERVIE HAUFLER f
Mimes, the Union Opera, deservesk
That is the belief of campus leaders
and oldtimers who yesterday voweds
to support any effort to revive thet
Michigan tradition extinct since 1935.1
Orville A. Moe, the barber and un-
official campus historian, remembers
the enthusiasm which former pro-
ductions of the Operas aroused, re-
members when hundreds of students1
tried out for the various departments,
when all the talent on the campusa
was conscripted for work on the pro-4
ductions. He believes "It would be a
great thing if the operas could be
Homer Heath, '07, who helped start
Mimes and served as its treasurer for
19 years, says, "Mimes in its heyday
was one of the most successful of
collegiate dramatic productions. From
those plays came many of Michi-
gan's songs and some of our finest
traditions. I'll give -my support.";
Among today's campus leaders who
expressed their views are:
Jane Nussbaum, '40, .women's edi-
tor of Gargoyle: "Undoubtedly it de-
serves a fresh start. If the campus
can support JGP, it should be able
to support Mimes."
Ann Vicary, women's editor of The
Daily: "A wonderful idea-more a
myth than a reality. I'm anxious to
see Mimnes in the flesh."
Don Treadwell, '40, president of the
Union: "The Union has long been
considering the possibility of reviv-.
ing Mimes, and I'm very glad to see*
a manifestation of student support
toward giving the tradition another
Richard T. Waterman, '40, busi-
ness manager of 'Ensian: "With all
the talent available on this campus,
there is no reason why Mimes cannot
or should niot be revived."
Tom Adams, '40, president of the
Interfraternity Council: "Any effort
to revive Mimes will receive the co-
operation and support of the Council.
Presidents of the fraternities on cam-
pus will discuss measures for aiding
Mimes at their next meeting."
Ruthven Dinner Tickets
May Still Be Secured
A limited number of student and
faculty tickets for the Ruthven Anni-
versary Dinner Oct. 27 remain on
sale, respective chairmen of student\
and faculty ticket sales declared
Students may purchase reserva-
tions at either the Union or League
and faculty tickets may be secured
only from Prof. Laylin K. James of
the law school. Early purchasers will
be given the best seat locations.
Student organizations planning to
enter floats or skits in the pageant
to be given immediately following the
dinner are registering their intentions
at one of the following four places:
Union student offices; League un-
dergraduate offices; Interfraternity
Council; Panhellenic Association.
Any event in President Ruthven's
life or any event in the last 10 years
of the University's history in a seri-
ous or humorous vein, may be used
as themes for the pageant.
Employes Are Sent Home P
After Factory Linemen
Refuse To Keep Pace
Effort To Iron OutI
DETROIT, Oct. 9.-(P)-More than
18,000 Chrysler Corporation employesn
were made idle yesterday when cor-~
poration officials closed two plants4
and announced the action was taken
because of "slow-down" strikes. t
The Dodge main plant in suburbant
Hamtramck was closed twenty min-y
utes after the start of operations to-
day and 10,000 day shift workers
were sent home. Similar action af-
fecting 7,000 employes was taken
less than an hour after the nightt
shift reported for work.nt
In addition, 1,300 workers in the!
Dodge truck plant, just north of De-r
troit in Macomb County, were sent
home this afternoon, a company
spokesman explaining that a "slow-K
down" strike had started.
A group of leaders of the CIOI
United Automobile Workers, whicht
recently won majorities in a Chrysler
employes' election, conferred withI
Herman L. Weckler, Chrysler vice-z
president in charge of operations, in
an attempt to negotiate on the dis-
Richard T. Frankensteen, UAW-
CIO regional director, charged that;
the corporation had introduced!
"what aounts to speed-ups."
. This was denied by Weckler. "Thef
work that the 'Dodge employes havei
been requested to do," he said in a
statement, "requires no more effort
and no more individual output than
formerly. There never has been
any speed-up." I
The tifion refused to 'ecognize dis-
missal of 64 , Dodge main workers
charged by the corporation with slow-
ing downoperations last week. When
the management declined to rein-
state these men today, a corporation
spokesman said, workers on the as-
seinbly line .allowed every other car
to go past them untouched. Similar
action resulted in orders for the
afternoon shift, which had reported
for work at the usual time, to be
To Talk Tonight
Will Discuss Neutrality
For Anti-War Group
American neutrality and the arms
embargo will be discussed by Prof.
Thomas S. Lovering of the Depart-
ment of Geology in his lecture, "The
Embargo," at 8 p.m. today in the
League at the first open meeting of
the Michigan Anti-War Committee.
Professor Lovering's talk is the
first in a series of lectures sponsored
by the Anti-War Committee to show
that no effort should be spared in
preventing the United States from
entering into the futile, unending
quarrels of Europe, according to John
Choral Union Ticket
Sales Reported Large
Ticket sales for the 61st annual
Choral Union series were "tremen-
:ous" yesterday, the first day of the
"over-the-counter" s e 11 i n g, Dr.
Charles A. Sink, president of the
University Musical Society, declared.
Both individual concert and series
tickets will continue on sale until
the supply is exhausted, he added.
ew Dealists Force Fight
Bill To Free Roosevelt
For Role Of Peacemaker
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9.-(P)-Ad-
inistration forces in the Senate
fned up last night against a proposal
y Senator Johnson (Dem., Colo.)
hat the chamber recess for three
lays so that President Roosevelt
vould be free to undertake the role
if European peace-maker.
Senator Barkley of Kentucky, the
)emocratic leader, told reporters he
elieved there wasn't "a chance in
he world" of the Senate adopting the
>roposal, which Johnson said he
night call up for action today.
Opposes Senate's Action
The Kentuckiah said he was op-
osed to the Senate taking the in-
tiative and halting debate over re-
>eal of the arms embargo. The neu-
rality revision legislation was de-
igned to keep the United States out
f the conflict, he added, and con-
ideration of it should go forward
Reports from Berlin have said Ger-
nany would like the United States
r some other neutral to mediate the
var. Barkley took the position that
resident Roosevelt had received no
equest to take a hand in the matter,
hat the decision would be up to him
f a request were received and that
efeat of Johnson's proposal would
ot tie the Chief Executive's hands.
Supported By MNary
The . Republican leader, Senator
AcNary of Oregon, joined him in
predicting defeat of both the John-
on motion and a proposal by Senator
Eobey (Rep., N.H.) that the admin-
:stration's neutrality revision bill be
divided. ' The Tobey meause, de-
igned to obtain immediate action
apo. the bill's prspsed shipping re-
strictions and to delay consideration
f arms embargo repeal until later,
is scheduled to be voted upon be-
ween noon and 2 p.m. today.
The discussion as to whether Pres-
dent Roosevelt should attempt to
effect peace in Europe at this time
hared attention with an angry row
n the House. It started when Rep
Woodrum (Dem., Va.) proposed that
he chamber set up a special seven-
man committee to investigate the
national committee to keep America
ut of foreign wars," which he said
was headed by Representative Fish
To Be Issued
On Sale Tomorrow
First of the eight issues of the
Michigan Technic to be published
during the year will be on sale Wed-
nesday morning in the engineering
buildings, it was announced today.
With prospects for a fine year
ahead, the Technic is bringing out
the biggest issue ever published in
Octobr. Featured in the magazine
will be an article by Col. Henry
W. Miller of the Engineering Draw-
ing Department, a noted authority
on artillery, on "The Mechanisms
of Modern Warfare."
There will be other articles, in-
cluding "Glass Insulation," by Harry
Reed,'40E, "Plastics," by Austin H
Beebe, '40E, and "Facsimile Repro-
duction of Newspapers," by Walton
Rodger, '39E. There will also be the
usual features, editorials, etc., and
the "Keynote" of the year will be
described by the editors.
Sales Are Reported
A notable increase in the rate o
sales of the Michiganensian, colleg
annual, was reported yesterday bs
Richard T. Waterman, '40, busines
manager of the book. "More book,
were sold during the past week that
during the two previous weeks,
Commenting on the fact that sale
were within 50 books of doublin
Are Reported By Frenci
Soviets Back Peace Driv,
Union Tickets On. Sale
Tickets for the Union -Formal
will be on sale tomorrow and there-
after at the bus desk of the Union,
according to Jim Palmer, '41E, of
the executive council. Sales will
be limited to 275 couples. Story
on page 5.
Senior Office ;
Engineering Class Ballot
Set For Next Tuesday;
Union Conducts Voting
Petitions for candidates for the po-
sitions of president, vice-president
and secretary of the senior class of
the college of engineering must be
turned in to the office of the Dean
of the College of Engineering. before
5 pm. Friday, James Brown, '40E,
president of the Engineering Council
Eligibility cards must accompany
the petitions presenting the signa-
tures of at least 15 members of the
senior class in the college.
Voting on the names presented in
the petitions will take place fror 1 to
5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 in the lobby
of the East Engineering Building and
in the Arch entrance of the West En-
gineering Building. Names ,of the
candidates whose petitions have been
accepted will be posted in The Daily
on-the morning of the election.
Elections will be conducted by the
Union Judiciary Council, which last
year replaced the Men's Council. Of-
ficers elected will hold positions until
the tenth reunion of the class at
which time new officers may be in-
On Way Home
Ruthven Receives Word
Of His Embarkment
Prof. Louis C. Karpinski, who was
stranded in Europe at the outbreak
of war, has received sailing accom-
modations and will return to the
United States about Oct. 15, Secre-
tary of State Cordell Hull notified
President Ruthven in a telegram re-
ceived here Monday.
The telegram from Mr. Hull was
transmitted from the American Con-
sul at Bordeaux, France. President
Ruthven previously had requested
that the State Department make
every effort possible toenable Pro-
fessor Karpiniski to return quickly.
Professor Karpinski was originally
scheduled to arrive in Ann Arbor'
about Oct. 1. He is a member of the
mathematics department, and is the
author of a bibliography of early
American mathematics books which
will be published this year by the
When war was declared Professor
Karpinski notifed members of his
family in Ann Arbor that he was
unable to secure passage home from
Europe from France. He was living
in the town of St. Jean de Luz
France, on the sea coast near the
1 Spanish frontier.
The telegram which President
Ruthven received Monday read as
"Louis C. Karpinski sailing St
John, arriving New York about the
I fifteenth." signed, Cordell Hull.
SRA To Start Series
e Of Religious Talks Toda)
s Following the lead of "The Exis-
s tence and Nature of God" lectures
n of last semester, the Student Religious
Association will present the first of
a new series of talks, entitled "I Be-
s lieve" at 8 p.m. today in the Rack-
g ham Amphitheatre. The Rev. Mi
Artillery Duel And Nazi Troop Advance
Thought To Indicate Start Of Offensive
As Russia Seeks Diplomatic Victories
(By Associated Press)
MOSCOW-Russia backs Germany's peace offer as "real" and
"practical;" scores British-French war aims.
PARIS--French high command reports German attacks along
35-mile stretch of Western Front and artillery duel over wider area;
announces successful attack on German submarine.
LONDON-British Admiralty reports repeated clashes between
British warships and German bombing planes in North Sea; Cham-
berlain indicates British war aims unchanged by Hitler's speech.
BERLIN-Germany, awaiting reaction to peace program, nego-
tiates with Moscow on trade, repatriates Germans of Eastern Europe
and encourages neutrals to form, a peace bloc.
STOCKHOLM-Sweden builds bomb shelters, holds 100,000 arms
reserves in service as disquiet spreads in northern Europe over Russian
Moscow Paper Attacks
By WITT HANCOCK
MOSCOW, Oct. 9. -(IP)-Soviet
Russia baced Germany last night in
her drive for peace in Europe and at
the same time sought to consolidate
her military, territorIal and economic
gains in a diploatic chain stretch-
ing from the Baltic to the Black
In the first comment to appear in
Russia on Adolf Hitler's Reichstag
speech of Friday, the government
newspaper Izvestia made a demand
for peace on. the basis of Hitler's
terms, which the paper called "real"
and "practical," and attacked Brit-
ain and France.
Izvestia accused the allies of "re-
turning to the Middle Ages" in wag-
ing war to "exterminate Hitlerism."
Sword Accomjplishes Nothing
"It is iimpossible,"' the newspaper
declared, "to exterminate any idea
or any opinion by fire and sword. One
may respect or hate Hitlerism or any
other system of political opinions.
this is a matter of taste. But to be-
gin a war for the 'extermination of
Hitlerism' means to admit to crim-
inal silliness in policy."
The "disintegration" of Poland was
called "irrefutable proof that its lack
of vital power" removed the causes
for further war.
Still, Izvestia went on, British and
French newspapers "demand that
Hitler's peace proposals be given no
consideration and that war be con-
tinued" until the aims of the allies
were "fully accomplished."
The status of Russia's four-linked
negotiations or prospective negotia-
tions was this:
1. A pact with Lithuania, giving
Russia increased naval and military
bases in the Baltic and transit privil-
3ges through that country was seen
as imminent; this was expected to
facilitate the U.S S.R.'s shipment of
materials to Germany. Part of the
Lithuanian mission has returned to
Turkish Negotiations Nil
2. Negotiations wivr Turkey ap-
peared to have bogged down, since
more than a week has passed since
the Turkish Foreign Minister Sukru
Saracoglu has seen Soviet Premier-
Foreign Commissar Vyacheslaff Mo-
3. A Finnish delegate, Dr. Juho
Kusti Paasikivi, was expected to ar-
rive Wednesday in response to a So-
viet "invitation" to diplomatic talks
on top of the economic ones already
under way. It was understood unof-
ficially that Finland, backed by the
moral support of the Scandinavian
countries, especially Sweden, would
''not submit as readily to the Soviel
demands as had Estonia and Latvia.
Is At Work During Lull
Alled Aviators Scout
Enemy Troop Moves
By TAYLOR HENRY
PARIS, Oct. 9.-( P)-The French
high command reported last night
that the Germans were attacking all
the way from the Moselle River to
Saarbruecken on the most extensive
front brought into sinultaneous ac-
tion since the war started five weeks
Besides the fighting on the 35-mile.
front, the night communique said an
artillery duel covered the entire nor-
thern flank of the western front,
from the Moselle to Lauterbourg,
where the French-German frontier
joins the Rhine.
Shells screamed overhead as Ger-
man patrols extended their contact
with- French advance guards from
near the Luxembourg border to Saar-
bruecken, central key of Nazi de-
fenses between the Moselle and the
French official reports of the last
few days have told of repulsing Ger-
man patrols in surprise attacks
against various sectors.
The Germans were believed by
observers to be throwing larger and
larger units into the fighting.Mi-
htaryobservers reported 48 hours ago
Uhat the Germans were using units
-s large as companies, supported by
machinegun and anti-tank units, for
their advance patrol work.
French and British scouting planes
were endeavoring to verify reports
:f German troop dispositions in or-
der to determine the significance of
the increasing German activity.
Changed tactics of German artil-
lery caused some French observers
to believe a limited German offensive
might be starting. German batteries
for the first time began trying to
silence French artillery just behind
the front lines.
On the political front, Premier
Daladier prepared to broadcast a
reply to Adolf Hitler's peace speech.
Political circles expected the address
would emphasize France's refusal to
discuss any terms which involve
recognition of Poland's patrition.
Camp Diplomats View Issue
Of Reported German Peace Bid
British View Unchanged
Toward Peace Proposal
By EDWIN STOUT
LONDON, Oct. 9. -(P)- On the
home front, Britain maintained an
unyielding stand in her war of words
with Adolf Hitler and watched care-
fully the effect of each move on
opinion in the United States and
other neutral countries.
Prime Minister Chamberlain indi-
cated the nation's announced war
policy - "smashing Hitlerism" and
"'ending the fear of German aggres-
sion in Europe" - remained un-
changed by Hitler's peace proposals
of last Friday.
Chamberlain avoided a direct
answer to a question in Commons on
whether Britain and France would
publish jointly a more specific out-
line of terms on which they would
The flow of troops to the front
continued, and the Government in-
tensified war economic efforts. Lord
Stamp, noted economist, was appoint-
ed president of the Interdepartment-
al Committee on Coordination, ani
two other economists were named to
assist him. They were Henry Clay,
economic adviser to Bank of Eng-
By KARL KESSLER and
Dishonorable peace or devastating
war? History is pock marked with
Today, Birtain and France face
this issue with Hitler's reported bid
for peace. What opinions do the
campus diplomats hold?
THE QUESTION: Do you believe
that England and France should en-
tertain Germany's reported peace
cause of what Hitler himself has said.
In "Mein Kampf" he said treaties are
made to be broken. On this basis, I
must say, 'No,' because in the event
peace is made, Germany will un-
doubtedly create another war in the
ElizabethLuckham, '41: "Well, I
hardly think so. I don't know why
I just don't trust Mr. Hitler. He is
never quite honorable and above
board, and there is no indication that
he'll change his ways in the future."
By MELVIN K. WHITELEATHER
BERLIN, Oct. 9.--()-The Nazi
government had three lines out in the
European diplomatic whirl last night
during a military and political lull
as Adolf Hitler awaited response to
his peace appeal.
These lines were:
(1) Negotiations with Moscow for
quick delivery of raw materials.
(2) Starting of a gigantic plan to
repatriate hundreds of thousands of
Germans living in eastern Europe.
(3) Encouraging neutrals to step