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Travelers' Cheques
Give Merchant 'Ride'
A warning against A. C. Gibson
who has been reported passing fraud-
ulent travelers checks, was issued by
the Ann Arbor police department
yesterday. The Masten-Chase cloth-
ing store had notified the police that
at 10 a.m. Thursday morning, Gib-
son had passed fraudulent checks to.
the amount of 50 dollars.
The State Police were called and
they reported that a man answering
the same description had passed bad
ehecks in St. Joseph and Benton'
Harbor. The checks were drawn on
the Atlantic National Bank of New
Gibson, age 67, is six feet in height,
weighs 200 pounds, wears a tan over-
coat, gabardine suit and light felt
Display Plan.
Is Announced
Fraternities Will Decorate'
Houses; Zones To Build
Ruthven Dinner Floats

IFC Banquet
Honors New
Pledge Class
Adams Emphasizes Duties
Of Neophytes; Glee Club
Leads Group Singing
Kappa Nu Receives
Scholarship Award
Simplicity and the absence of long
speeches marked the Interfraternity-
Council's annual Pledge Banquet last
night with an attendance of more
than 700 at the Union, when the 506,
men pledged last week were formally
welcomed into fraternity life..
For the secon consecutive 'year,
Kappa Nu was presented with a
scholarship cup by Dean of Students
Joseph A. Bursley, an award signi-
fying that their scholarship average
was tops among the fraternities.
Emphasizes Responsibility
Following the banquet proper,
Thomas B. Adams, '40~, president of
the Interfraternity Council, gave a
short talk stressing the responsibility
of fraternity membership.
Addressing the audience of pledges,
rushing chairmen and fraternity
presidents, Adams said, "You cannot
bring credit upon yourself without
making your group the more worth-
while, you cannot disgrace yourself
without taking from your group
something that has real value .
your first job at college is study ..
through the college, you are the in-
heritors of the toil of thousands of
scholars of all ages; through your
fraternity, you are the inheritor of'
the traditions of hundreds of men
who, with great affection, have or-
ganized and maintained it.
Sing Michigan Songs
The Varsity Glee Club, under the
direction of Prof. David Mattern, of
the School of Music, presented a
group of Michigan songs, and led the
group in some of the more familiar
college songs.
Wilbur S. Davidson, '40, secretary
of the Council, acting as toastmaster,
introduced the members of the execu-
tive committee of the Council: Prof.
Jesse Ormondroyd, of the engineering,
school; Charles Graham and Her-
bert Watkins, out-of-school mem-
bers; William Bavinger, '40; Jack
Gelder, '40; Robert Harrington, '40,
and Hugh Estes, '40; student mem-.

U.S. Resents
Japan's Acts,
Speech Indicates Possible
Intervention In China,
Informed Observers Say
Japanese Shocked
By Stern Attitude
TOKYO, Oct. 20.-(P)-Official and
diplomatic circles were rocked today
by the speech of United States Am-
bassador Joseph C. Grew in which
he 'declared, frankly that American
opinion deeply resentei the "bomb-
ings, indignities and manifold inter-
ference with American rights" in
China at the hands of the Japanese
Japanese and foreign observerts
who said they were "astounded" at
the outspoken address, one of the
strongest ever made by a diplomat
in Japan, expressed the belief that it
had two possible meanings:
1. That the United States was
preparing definite action to oppose
further Japanese "interference" in
2. A strong indication that public
opinion in Japan itself was turned
sharply against Japanese militarists.
"The ground in Japan must have
been prepared in advance for such
a powerful statement," well informed
sources declared. "A year ago it
would have done more harm than
good, therefore it would not have
been made."
The tall, grey-haired ambassa-
dor, who said his words came
"straight from the horse's mouth,"
spoke yesterday before a dumbfound-
ed audience of Japanese fiotables at
a luncheon of the American-Japan
Society, often a sounding board for
authoritative discussion of American-
Japanese relations.
Senate Debate
Reaches Basie


s or

ChamberlainM Hails Pledge
As 'Long-Term Policy
Of Collaboration'
Western War Front
Is 'Relatively Quiet'
LONDON, Oct. 16. -(;P)- British
and French diplomacy tonight won
Turkey-watchdog of the Dardanelles
-to a 15-year pact of mutual assist-
A cheering Parliament heard Prime
Minister Chamberlain announce the
pact had been signed at Ankara by
French, British and Turkish repre-
sentatives. He declared the instru-
ment cemented a "long term policy
of collaboration" and 'was not merely
"a temporary arrangement to meet a
pressing emergency."
The treaty provides for military
aid against "aggression" in tpe Medi-
terranean. It went into effect upon
signature at Ankara tonight.
Under the terms of the pact Tur-
key is not obligated to go to war
against Soviet Russia, but otherwise
she is obligated to go to the aid of
France and Britain if they must go
to war to maintain their pledges to
support the independence of Greece
and" Rumania.
Specifically, the pact provides it
"cannot compel Turkey to action
having as its effect or involving as its
consequence entry into armed con-
flict, with the U.S.S.R."
This war was itself relatively quiet.
The French high'- command an-
nounced the French on the Western
Front had withdrawn for distances
of as much as six miles along a 22-
mile line, indicating the French were
almost back to their own frontiers.
The German high command issued
a communique stating the French
had retreated entirely behind their
own lines, with the Germans halting
of their own accord as they reached
the frontier,
The German communique said "the
first phase of the war" in the West
was ended, and stressed the unimpor-
tance, in German eyes; of the action
there, by citing small numbers of
casualties, the small numbers en-
gaged, and the fact that the Ger-
mans in their counter offensive had
stopped at the French frontier.

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t of peace and

Plans for the traditional home-
coming day decorations to be put
up by the various campus fraterni-,
ties Saturday, Oct. 28, and plans for
the Interfraternity Council's five en-
tries in the President's Pagaent, Oct.
27 were announced yesterday by Toi
Adams, '40, president of the Council.
Homecoming this year will be held
the same day'the Yale gridders meet
Michigan. The decorations will be
judged from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Oct.
28. All fraternities wishing to have
their decorations entered in the con-
test must fill out an entry blank to
be sent out by the Council. Decora-
tions must be complete by 10 a.m.,
Adams explained.
Judging will be done by Don Tread-
well, '40, president of the Union, Had-
ley Smith, '40, secretary of the Union,
Dorothy Shipman, '40, president of
the League, Barbara Bassett, '40,
president of Panhellenic, Wilbur Da-
vidson, '40, secretary of the Interfra-
i ternity Council and Adams..
Following the awarding system used
last year when Sigma Chi won first
place, Adams announced that there
will be two, cups, one for first and
one for second places. These will be
awarded the winners at noon of the
day judged.
In addition to the homecoming
decorations, the 41 fraternities, act-
ing as five units, will enter five floats
in the President's Pagaent, the eve-
ning before homecoming.

separate be

Issues On Arms


cast at the end of the
t with the Russian-
ions only in the most

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Opens annual
Returning for the seventh time,
Sergei Rachmaninoff will officially
open Ann Arbor's winter musical sea-
son at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24,
the first concert ,of the Chorall
Union's 61st annual series.
Dr. Charles A. Sink indicated yes-.
terdayi that some ticke.ts for Tues-
day's concert and for the series of
10 may still be obtained, but he ex-
pects a sell-out for the entire series.
Versatile. Russian musical artist,
Rachmaninoff has piled success up-
on success in this country since his
debut in 1909. His fame has, come
primarily as a concert pianist, but he
has written all types of musical com-
position, and has conducted in Russia,
and in England.

Gibb Case
secutor Albert J. Rapp
e first week's testimony:
against former county
M. Gibb, charged/with
, by calling up two more
clals to identify welfare
actions between their
di Gibb.
spectators heard Mrs.
arthy, treasurer of Web-
~, testify at the morning
he had sent $1,817.51 in
bb in payment of Web-

Philippine To Lecture
Dr. Maximo M. Kalaw, member of
the Philippine National Assembly,
will give a University Lecture on
"American-Philippine Relations and
the Present Crisis" at 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Natural
Science Auditorium.

Vandenberg Says Lifting
Embargo May Eventually
Force U.S. Into Conflict
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19.-()-For
a' brief, frank interim, the Senate's
neutrality debate got down today to
what many Senators consider the
essential question involved in repeal-
ing the arms embargo-and a point
that has been largely avoided in
nearly three weeks' discussion.
This was the argument that the
ban on arms shipments to belliger-
ents should be lifted to help Great
Britain and France win the war and
thereby eliminate any danger of
German aggression against the Wes-
tern Hemisphere.
A Republican supporter of Presi-
dent Roosevelt on the neutrality issue,
Senator Austin (Rep.-Vt.), raised
that question today, and in doing so
set the Senate off to a short, excited
flurry of give-and-take debate.
While Senator McCarran (Dem.-
Nev.) was asserting that the support-.
ers ,of the Administration bill had'
lost sight of the objective of neutral-
ity and instead wished to take sides,
Austin interrupted to observe that
"I think it is necessary to promote
the peace and the security of the
United States that the allies win."
Senator Borah (Rep-Idaho) was
on his feet at once demanding a
definition of the word "win." Austin
replied that "winning" meant stop-
ping aggression and halting events
that might lead to the occupation of
Canada or nearby islands by "totali-
tarian nations engaged in efforts tc
dominate the world.b I
At that point Senator Vandenberg
(Rep.-Mich.) inquired whether Aus-
tin's argument would not logicall3
call for active American participa-
tion in the war if lifting the embarg
failed to produce an allied victory.


Feared Injured On Liner
Struck By Hurricane
A storm which swept a seaman
overboard, sent 73 passengers to the
hospital, and lashed the U.S. liner
President Harding in the north At-
lantic Ocean for many hours, caused
no injury to Prof. and Mrs. Louis
'rr ni~p Iriifu rce.W 1 ~4lo~ar 3 xIJstarAU.O3'

After spending one night in a Brit-
ish jail as a Nazi spy suspect, Merrill
J. Luther, '40, of Ann Arbor, is now
safe in Rothenberg, Sweden, accord-
ing to a cable received yesterday by
his mother, Mrs. M. J. Luther of 708,
Haven street..
Luther, former member of the now
defunict Panorama magatzine,shipped
as helmsman on the Swedish S. S.
Roxen last April, and after stopping
in Hawaii, Australia, Java, East In-
dies, Capetown and bakar in Africa,
was forced to accompany the ship
to the Canary Islands when war
broke out.
After the ship had had flags paint-
ed on its sides to escape being bombed,
Luther went to England. After a
short stay in London, she went to
Blyth and then to Newcastle where
he was arrested on the report of 'a
pedestrian who had seen him taking
pictures. He was let out the niorning
after when it was seen that all his
papers were in order.
Luther was accompanied on the
trip by Francis Faulhaber, '38, and
Sam Coscarilli, Wayne University
student. Faulhaber left the ship at
Dakar and came back to the United
Luther hopes to. be able to return
to this country in December;al-
though he did not say how he in-
tends to, make the trip. He intends
to return to school in February.
Alumnae Will Plan
New Girl's Co-op

was s

der-in-chief of
eastern Medi
Britain by Ami
Gen. Archibal(
Middle East co
Its provision
1. British-
Turker if an
committed aga
pean power ar
act of aggressi
er leading to )
ean area in wh
2. Turkish

Prof. Karpinksi
Reported Safe

in an

in the event the v
/come engaged in h
ing out their inde
tees to Greece and
3. Immediate tri
"with a view to su
as might be consi
case of aggression
power against anc
tance one of the
has undertaken ar
any aggression aga
pean state which
tories considered
own security."
German Po
As to Germany
light of the new
Papen, German a
kara, said Germ
would "remain go(
its conclusion.
Von Papen, A
trouble shooter w
to Ankara to atte
key away from t
front, made this
Bulgaria, as he J<
to rep*t to the F
of events. He ind
tended to return
Authoritative C
feared the pact m:
break of a generE




Student Opinion Divides Sharply,

Karpinsu kit was learned yesterdy
Professor and Mrs. Karpinski, re- Plans for a new girls' cooperative
turning from *urope after a nerve- dormitory to house 20 students will
wracking experience in Europe secur- be discussed at a meeting of the
ing boat accommodations, were board of directors of the Alumnae
aboard the liner when she ploughed Council at 11 a.m. today in the Mary
into a hurricane that was so severe B. Henderson Room of the League.
that the captain radioed a call for Present at the board meeting will
assistance. be President Ruthven, Regent Esther
University officials were informed Cram of Flint, Dean Alice Lloyd,
yesterday that Professor Karpinski . Prof. Katherine Chamberlain of the
was unhurt, along with his wife and physics department in Wayne, Mrs.
Mrs. W. E. Underdown, who 'is also Stowell Stebbins of Marshall, Mrs.
traveling in the party. Mortimer Roberts of Grand Rapids,
The storm on the Atlantic came Mrs. D. 'H. Bruium of Lansing, Mrs.
as a violent climax to Professor Kar- James Kennedy, Mrs. A. C. Fursten-
pinski's efforts to return to Ann berg, Mrs. Theophile Raphiel, Mrs.
Arbor. He was originally scheduled Clarence Skinner, and Mrs. S. Beach
to resume teaching around Oct. 1. Conger.


J. Martin Rempp, accountant in the
county clerk's office, who worked un-
der Gibb from Jan. 1, 1936 to April
15, 1939, returned to the stand for
the third time during the trial to
clarify his previous testimony.
At the afternoon session Edward
G. Foster, supervisor of Ypsilanti
township, revealed, under Prose-
cutor Rapp's questioning, that on
several instances his township's ac-
counts of welfare transactions failed;
to tally with Gibb's. He testified that-
a $493.20 check for the March, 1936
welfare paynient, appeared on Gibb's
books as $406.26, and that the vouch-
er to the county treasurer set the
figure at $348.11.

With the call of the Chicago game
ringing in their ears, the Varsity's
valiant fans are leaving Ann Arbor
today by every conveyance imagin-
able-except automobiles.
The auto ban prevents many Uni-
versity students living in Detroit and
its vicinity from utilizing a cheap
method of transportation. Of course,
there are arguments on both sides
of the fence and The Daily Inquiring
Reporters have taken the opportunity
to go out and ask:
THE QUESTION: Do you believe
that students should be allowed to
drive cars to out-of-town football
Douglas Miller, '40-"Yes, I believe

of the worry with which mothers
would be faced."
Ruben Frost, '40E-"By all means!
The private lives of the students
should be no concern of the Univer-
sity, and the question should really
be up to the individual. After all,
when students drive outside of Ann
Arbor, they should be out of the juris-
diction of the University. I believe
they are presuming too much."
Office of the Dean of Students-
"Out-of-town trips to football games
are probably the most dangerous
trips that students can make.- In
spite of our desire to aid students to
attend away games, we cannot, with
fairness to experience and to parents
allow students to undertake such
Alice Kaufman, '42, and Edmund

Fraternity House Mother Finds
Duties Numerous But Pleasant

directly invol(
They said 'I
back on Russi
ranean, which
ways has con
sphere, and tb
take the next
might work wi
has done.


Wolverine Begins
Coffee Hour Series
The Michigan Wolverine Student
Cooperative inaugurated a series of
Coffee Hours yesterday attended by
students and faculty members in its
building on South State Street op-

The life of a fraternity house-
mother, while it entails a great deal
of work, is as pleasant as any woman
could wish, Mrs. K. C. (Aunt Kit)
Carney, of the Sigma Phi Epsilon
house, said last night.
Being a house-mother, she con-
tinued, is almost the same as having
a great many sons, and I cannot help
looking on the boys as my sons. That
is responsible for the greatest dif-

but that really is not difficult," Mrs.
Carney said. "My most important
task, and the one which keeps me
busiest, I suppose, is keeping my boys
healthy. There are enough of them
to make that a real job, you know."
Chaperoning is a pleasant problem1
for a house-mother, she continued. It
really only means being present when+
needed and at the same time not get-
ting in the way, she said. It is al-

In contrast to
anxiety ,in the
pact was receive
in Rome and Mc
immediate react
ters, and the Rus
ing it as a dip
officially silent.
Tension quick
Europe when th

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