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Ruthven Buys Varsity Night Ticket No. .

>m; Stags
.e Invited



Will Choose


[so Attend
e League ballroom
en to "stag" men
regular dance next
the first time in
ounced yesterday.
n without escorts
o these newly-de-
ich will continue
through the \year.
a will be selected
ch week to dance
ar dancing, bridge,
g, and other games
hie concorse of the

. Donn Chown, Grad., student manager of the University
is shown selling ticket number 1 to President Ruthveni as Lee
man, '40M, assistant Band conductor, looks on.



sen to act
the open-
gram, will
for identi-
rmitted to
dates will
d no cut-
aong men
ue Council
list of 34
are Mary
rta Wood,
Sue Pot-
I Beth O-f

Jane Nussbaum Yields
To Auto As Garg Prize
Last year the Gargoyle offereda
date with Jane Nussbaum, '40, as an
award in one of its contests.-
This month Gargoyle will offer an-
other contest in which the first prize
will be a 1940 Chevrolet car. The
vehicle will go to the person sub-
mitting the most suitable name for
Michigan's new mascot, a live Wol-
verine. Also to be offered as prizes
will be ten portable radios.
Ruthven Dinner
Pageant Draws
Student Interest
Congress, Druids, .,Mimes
Michigamua And Union
Are AlreadyEntered

All campus organizations.
individually contacted to
registration of floats in th(

are being

mnan, Agn
Ellen Bro
ara Stellh
Gabriel a

Hadley, Any group not approached can
m, Char- register its float idea at the student
)is Basse, offices in the Union within the next
tes, and few days. More than 350 students
are expected to participate in the
t will be pageant.
,len Tor- Among the honor societies, Michi-
r, Jean gamua, Druids and Mimes have al-
Sue Hol- ready signified their intention of en-
Simmons, tering a float. The Union and Con-
Margot gress will also be represented. Spe-
es Crow, cific plans will be announced soon.,
wn, Jane ,
orn, Sid- Thomas B. Adams, '40, president of
nd Mar- the Interfraternity Council, stated
that fraternity representatives will
assemble tonight at the Lambda Chi
Alpha house to discuss individual and;
collective plans for participation in
ns the pageant. 1
Delta Kappa Epsilon, Kappa Del-
'iT ta Rho, Phi. Delta Theta and Phi
n11 7Gamma Delta have already registered
their floats.
Cups will be awarded this year to
ogram winners in both the pageant and
peal {homecoming decoration competition,'
Adams declared Because of the two
i-. _ A .A J-1....

' Alvin Johnson, ace cornetist of the
University Band, will play a solo with
the Band on their annual Varsity
Night, Oct. 17 in Hill Auditorium,
according to Donn Chown, Grad.,
student manager of the Band.
Johnson has appeared as soloist in
the U.S. Army Band's numerous na-
tion-wide tours and on many of their
radio broadcasts, Chown said. His
musical ability is not confined to
playing, however, for he has com-
posed and arranged many of the
pieces which he has played with the
The chief feature of the Varsity
Night program will be three acts of
campus talent, and, as last year, the
popular -"Professor Quiz" act with
Prof. John L. Brumm of the journal-
Isam department acting as the inter-
Proceeds from the program will be
used to send the Band to Chicago for
the Chicago game Oct. 21. Tickets
may be obtained from any of the
bandsmen, at the Union, the League
or at Wahr's bookstore.'
AFL Demands
Board Revision
F - - - -
Green Urges Opposition
o SithAppointment
CINCINNATI, Oct. 10.-()-With
a roar of approving votes, the Ameri-
can Federation of Labor convention
late today reaffirmed its drive for re-
vision of the Wagner act and a new
Labor Board after refusing to take
i direct stand on the New Deal as a
political issue.
The convention overwhelmed a
small dissenting minority in voting
to carry on its campaign to place leg-
islative curbs around some of the
Gabor Board's discretionary powers,
ind served notice that it would fight
;he reappointment of Edwin S Smith
to the Board when his term expires
next year.
Reminding the convention that
PresidentDRoosevelt withdrew the
name of Donald Wakefield Smith for
the reappointment to the board last
summer after the AFL organized op-
position to Senate confirmation,
President Green shouted: "We'lldo
the same when the term of Edwin S.
Smith expires."
Hough Will Speak
To Institute Today
Cass Sheffield Hough, '25, one of
the nation's leading amateur flyers,
will address the Institute of Aero-
nautical Scienes on "Instrument Fly-
ing and Me'thods of Instruction" at
7:30 p.m today in Room 1042, East
Engineering Building.
Flying a Waco C-8, ir. Hough has
amassed 7,000 flying hours, 700 of
which are for instrument flying. This
total leads all except transport opera-

Soph Prom,1
i-Hop Dance
Bids Called
Petitions For Committee
Positions Must Be Filed
In Union By Mondayx
Engineers Will Get
Both Chairmanships
Petitions for junior and sopho-
more dance elections were called for
yesterday ,by 'Carl Wheeler, '40E,,
chairman of the newly, organied
Men's Judiciary Committee. These
petitions, for positions on the J-Hop
and Soph Prom committees, must be
in the student offices of the Union
by 5 p.m. next Monday, addressed
to the head of the Judiciary Com-
The petitions must include a min-
imum of 25 signatures of members
of the applicant's school and class,
and elgibility card and a two hun-j
dred word statement of qualtif nea-
tions together With the' petitioner's
own signature. Elections for botha
dance committees will be held Oct.
25. "Students were cautioned that
they can sign only on petition.
Petitions for both dances are sub.
mitted for positions on the respec-I
tive dance committees. ^ Duties willI
be established after the election,
Chairman of both the junior and
sophomore dances will be chosen from
the engineering school candidates this
year. This selection follows a ro-
tating plan, last year's dance heads
being from the literary college.
In the literary school, three men
and two women will be selected. for
positions on the J-Hop staff. Also,
three engineering school' men, one
of who will be general chairman,
one architecture student, one from
the music school, one from the educa-
tion school and one from the com-1
bined schools of forestry and phar-
macy will be selected.
Three literary school men and
two women will be picked for the
Soph Prom. Also to be selected for
this dance, will be two engineers. The
architecture students will vote with
those from the engineering schoola
and members from all other.schools
will vote with the literary students.
Members of these other schools may
petition for positions on the sopho-
more dance committees with their
respective voting groups.
German Club
Lays Plans For Activities;
Elects New Officers
Deutscher Verein, student German
Ulub, held its introductory meeting of
'he year last night in the League with
more than 60 old and new members
Plans were laid for the club's par-
ticipation in the Ruthven Testimoni-
al Dinner to be held in Yost Field
House, Oct. 27. Officers of the club
were introduced to the new members.
They include: Gertrude Frey, '41,
president; James Gilbert, '42, vice-
president; Charlene Ihnken, '41,
treasurer; Madeline Westendorf, '40,
secretary; and William Elmer, '41,
publicity chairman.
The program of the club for the
year as outlined by Miss Frey, will
embrace a lecture program by prom-
inent men.on campus, hikes, picnics,
German folk singing and dancing and

participation in the annual German
New Halls For Men
Open In February

As Russia Masses


Finns Evacuate Helsi

French Premier Spurns'
Hitler's Offer As Given
In SpeechTo Reichstag
Rebuff Of Proposal
Scored By Fuehrer
PARIS, Oct. 10.-(P)-Premier Da-.
ladier tonight gave the signal for the,
European war to go on, with a refusal
of Adolf Hitler's peace formula based
on Russian-German partition of Po-
In a nation-wide broadc~ast the
French permier made the first formal
reply to the Friday Reichstag speech
of Hitler by spurning the "German
peace" as one which would -not pre-
vent preparation for new conquests.
As the Premier spoke the French
General Staff announced that French
troops on the western front were re-
pulsing surprise German attacks by
"quite large numbers of men" along
a 35-mile stretch from the Moselle
River, on the extreme northern flank,
to Saarbruecken, center key to the
Nazi advance lines.
German Activity Great
The General Staff's night com-
munique said that German patrol
activity throughout the entire sector
was 'very great."'"
Daladier, who spoke after consult-
ing with his British allies, declared
France and Britain would "continue
to fight" until they force Germany
to give definite guarantees of security
for a "lasting peace in Europe."
Speaking in measured tones at his
desk in the War Ministry, Daladier
did not repeat previous Frd~ch and
British declarations that Hitlerism
must be destroyed but left no doubt
that unsupported promises such as
he said Hitler had given in the past
would be unacceptable as a basis for
peace negotiations.
Hhe characterized the peace offered
by Hitler as one "which would only'
consecrate conquests by deceit or vio.-
lence and would not prevent prepara-
tion for new ones."
"What, in fact, does the latest
speech before the Reichstag amount
to?" he demanded..
Hitler Is Satisfied
"This: I destroyed Poland, I am
satisfied; let's stop the combat; let's
hold a conference to consecrate my
conquests and organize peace."
The Premier suggested that if
France accepted Hitler's present pro-
posals and "demobilized under vain
promises" in a few months time she
would have to face "abrupt aggres-
France and Britain, he said, were
"obliged tonfight becausesGermany
wanted to impose on them her domin-
ation over Europe"
"We are determined; not to submit
to the dictates of violence," he shout-
ed, adding:

Senate Favors
Repeal Of Ban
On Shipments
Rejects Tobey's Proposal
To Side-Track Action
On Arms Embargo
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10.-(AP)-The
Senate voted overwhelmingly today
against side-tracking the Administra-
tion's proposal to repeal the arms
By a vote of 65 to 26, it rejected
the plea of Senator Tobey (Rep.-NH)
that the question of lifting the ban
on arms shipments to Europe's war-
ring nations be laid aside until other
sections of the pending bill, pro-
hibiting American ships to carry any
goods to the belligerents, were acted
Single-handedly, and vainly, the
former business man-governor of
New Hampshire argued that Ameri-
can ships might be submarined and
the country thus led into war while
further debate on the embargo issue,
delayed enactment of the shipping re-
Administration leaders replied that
voting on these restrictions, and on
the remainder of the bill, could begin
at once if Tobey would persuade the
foes of repeal to end the debate and
agree to immediate action. Dividing
the bill would lead only to more de-,#
lay, they argued.
Roosevelt Discloses
Army Expansion Aims
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10.-(P)-
President Roosevelt disclosed today'
that the Administration aims at
building up the army to appr'oximate-
ly 600,000 men, including regular
troops, the national guard and re-
serve officers.
He hastened to note at his press
conference, however, that the na-
tion's armed forces already approach.
this figure. The three forces to-
gether will number 562,000 when the,
regulars and guardsmen attain the
augmented strength the President,
3rdered a month ago in proclaiming
a national emergency.
'Keep E'bargo'
Says Lovering


Moscow Parl
Will Open
(Unless otherwise state,
dispatches are subject to
MOSCOW, Oct. 10.
Russia backed her int
for dominance in the B
with unceasing miilitar;
Hundreds of thousan
troops massed along 1
facing the Baltic states.
from Kronstadt, the bid
near Leningrad on the
land, said that "a whol
battleships" was concen
Sailors were reported
geography of the Baltic
as the habits of the pei
ports from the frontier s
trains go daily to the
Leningrad is about 25 mi
Finnish border.
Concentrate Naval S
The concentration of n
at Kronstadt, only a fev
Finish territorial wate
with the impending arr
morrow of a Finnish c
discuss unspecified econ(
litical problems.
The Finnish delegatio
Dr. Juho Kusti Paasil
minister to Stockholm, J
sentatives of Latvia, L
Estonia, which like Fini
invitations from the
Moscow discussions.
The Soviet governmen
announced conclusion
assistance pact with Lit
which the city of Vilna
the Vilna region is ceded
Was, Part Of P
Vilna, ancient capital
anians, became a part
republic after the Woi
was conquered by Russia
month after a two-hou
Lithuania's concession
were not announced. S
pact capped negotiatioi
gan a week ago.
Previous conferences
in sweeping naval and
cessions by Estonia ar
Russia vigorously press
paign to regain the dom
in the Baltic Sea she hE
World War.
Thousands Of F
Seek Refuge In.

Daladier Rejects Per



Lewis Disdai



Roosevelt Pr
Embargo Rex

Jphn L. Lewis demanded peace for
America in opening the second CIO
convention, today but offered no
peace to the, AFL.
He urged Congress to adopt. Presi-
dent \ Roosevelt's neutrality program
and expressed the hope "President
Roosevelt will make avaliable his own
great influence in behalf of peace,
when conditionys warrant and justify
his intervention."
The question of a united labor
movement was laid before Lewis by
Gov. Culbert L. Olson of California
who told tle 400 delegates "Unity be-.
tween the CIO and AFL" was de-
sireable alike from the standpoint of
labor and national well-being."
Governor Olson had forecast AFL-
CIO unity. But Lewis' remarks in-
dicated he expected to lead the CIO
as a separate entity for at least an-
other five years.
Bloomer To Address
Northville PTA Today
Dr. Harlan H. Bloomer, manager of
the speech clinic, will talk at North-
ville this afternoon to the parents
and teachers of the children that
were examined by the staff - of the
clinic last spring.
The speech-will deal with the role
the parent and grade school teacher
can ninav in a nroaram of nspeh eor-

events coineiding, he added, neirmer
display is expected to be as elaborate
as in former years, but it is hoped
that emphasis will be placed on par-
ticipation in the pageant.
New Student Directory
To Be Out Tomorrow
Barring mechanical difficulties in
printing, the 1939-40 Student Direc-
tory will go on sale tomorrow, Len
Sculthorp, '40, editor-in-chief of the
Ensian, announced yesterday.
The directory went to the printers
Monday, he said. Immediately after
completion of publication, it will be
put on sale at 50 cents a copy.

Calibre Of Talent Will Indicate
PossibilityOfOpera Revival

The Union Opera, traditional Mich-
igan institution extinct since 1929,
will be revived this year if the find-
ings of a talent survey to be conduct-
ed tomorrow and Friday are favor-
able, according to Don Treadwell, '40,
president of the Union.
All men who are interested in par-
ticipating in the revival of the Opera
may sign registration blanks during
the two-day survey. Those interested

"It is not yet certain whether or
not the Union will try to revive the
Opera," Treadwell said. "A great
amount of talent will be needed and
the Union survey will indicate wheth-
-r the available talent will be suf-
ficient to successfully stage a pro-
duction this year."
He added, however, that if an opera
is produced, participants will be se-

University residence halls for men
are completely filled for the first se-
nester, but facilitaties for some 400
more students will be available when
he new east quadrangle section opens
zext February, Prof. Karl Litzenberg,
lirector of residence halls, announced
The east quadrangle, which is now
being completed, is located across
from the University High School with
in entrance on Willard Street. Ap-
plications for rooms in tlis section
are being received at the office of the
Dean of Students now and rooms will
e alloted in the order applications
ire received.
Ex-County Clerk Gibb
To Go On Trial Today

Oetermined Stand
Asserted By Hitler
BERLIN, Oct. 10.-(RP)-Adolf Hit-
ter declared today that "Germany is,
determined to take up the battle and3
fight it through" if the western allies
rebuff "our readiness for peace,"
If the war goes on the western
allies will be to blame, he said in a
;peech opening the Nazi winter re-
ief campaign, but they never will
'see any sort of German capitula-
"We do not know what the future
will bring," he said, "but we are clear
Lbout one thing-no power on earth
will again bring Germany to its knees.
They will not defeat us militarily, nor
lestroy us economically, nor break
)ur spirit. Under no circumstances
sill they liveto see any sort of Qer-
nan capitulation."
No Longer Holds Decision
The decision regarding peace or
ontinuance of the war, he said, "no
.onger lies with us, but with the other
"With us exists only the grim de-
;ermination to abide by the decision,
whatever it may be, and to fight
'hrough to the last end," he declared.
His 21-minute speech, delivered in
angry tones at the hd.ge Sportspalast,
came at the end of a day during
which false rumors of an armistice
sent Berliners into manifestations of

Tells Anti-War Committee
Act Preserves Neutrality
Even if withholding support from
the Allies means their ultimate de-
feat, the United States shouldn't en-
ter the war, directly or indirectly,
Prof. Thomas S. Lovering of the geol-
agy department told an audience of
more than 75 at the first open meet-
ing of the Michigan Anti-War Com-
The "cash and carry" clause in
the proposed neutrality act is a de-
cided misnomer, he declared. Britain's
national debt is more than 3 bil-
lions and has been that amount fcr
a number of years.;
If the war lasts more than four
years, Britain will be in serious finan-
cial difficulty. Instead of the 90-day
credit provision, it will become credit
and carry and' then more credit, he
By officially lifting the embargo;
we are acting un-neutral, Professor
Lovering declared, and are definitely
alligning ourselves with the Allies.
Americans want to help the allies be-
cause they fear the after-affects. of
a Reich-Russian victory. With the
Monroe Doctrine in effect, foreign
expansion in both the Americas is
improbable, Professor Lovering as-
Additional Pledge
List Is Announced
Through an inadvertant error, Del-

HELSINKI, Oct. 10.-(;P)-Th
sands of Finnish women and chilk
began leaving the nation's capital
the less populous northland pouo
today as Soviet Russia massed the
sands of troops and heavy na
forces on the frontiers of leighbor
Baltic states.
The whole of Finland concentra
its attention on the forthcoming c
versations between a Finnish dele
tion and Soviet Russian official:
Moscow. The delegation was exp
ed in Moscow tomorrow.
Many Finns were asking whet
the Russians, who ruled Finland
the days of the Czars, would dem
military and economic concess
such as they have gained from Est
ia and Latvia.
If so, one responsible Fini
source said, the nation would re
reluctantly but with determinat
Thus aenation whose population
estimated in 1937 at 3,834,662 per,
would be arrayed against thee
mated 170,000,000 population of R
Crowd Transport Lines
The fleeing women and chil
crowded transportation lines in t
voluntary exodus. At the same ti
the interior minister, Urho Kekko
appealed to all who could do so
leave Helsinki and Viipuri, a port
as soon as possible.
The Finnish delegation will dis
unannounced economic and polli
problems with the Russians. In s
lar conferences with Estonia
Latvia, Russia has gained sweet
concessions of naval and mili
rights and her troops were read
march into those nations to make
agreements effective.

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