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RibbentropTo Give
Important Address

Will Speak Here

U.S. Freighter

Reported Captured

By Germans; Said To Be Carrying

On Foreign



Taken To Soviet Port

GermaD Minister To Talk
To Group Of Veterans;
May Offer Peace Again
British Plane Seen
Over Railway Depot
BERLIN, Oct. 23.-(P)-Germany's
interest centered tonight on a foreign
policy speech Foreign Minister Joa-
chim von Ribbentrop is to make in
Danzig tomorrow before an organiza-
tion of war veterans.
Officials would give no hint of what
the foreign minister would say be-
yond declaring his speech, scheduled
for 8:15 prm. (2:15 p.m. EST) was
Additional evidence that the Nazis
attach significance to his words was
seen in the announcement that trans-
lations woUlci be furnished foreign
May Offer Peace
Political quarters speculated whe-
ther Adolf Hitler, with the military
and diplomatic war fronts quiet, had
commissioned von Ribbentrop to
make another peace gesture or shake
a defiant fist at Germany's enemies.
Authorities repeatedly have said
Hitler Would, make no more peace
proposals folwing rejection by Bri-
tain and France of his latest terms
annourted in a Reichstag speech Oct.
6 after the conquest of Poland..
irs would not rule out the posi-
bility, however, that some other high
Nazi might inform the world that
the door for peace is still open as far
as Germany is concerned.
Another djy of quiet on the Wes-
ter, Front was reported in a high
command communique which said
there wa .no fighting "excepting
artillery and reconnoitering activity."
The communique reported a Bri-
tish plane had ilown over the railway
station at. Konen, abou 15 miles
southeast of Aachen, on Oct. 21 and
then disappeared over the Belgian
Working At 'Home'
A campaign to consolidate the
"home front"-where many Germans
believe the last war was lost-was
launched by. the Nazi party as part
of the political drive which usually
occurs in the winter months.
Munitions and other factory work-
ers were being told at a series of
meetings that they stand in the first
line with field troops. Housewives
were being urged to bear hardships
with the same determination, as
soldiers and to save on everything
down to tie simplest necessities.
A new levy on Jews was imposed by
the finance ministry to assure the
raising of a billion mark ($400,000,-
000) "atonement fine" for the slaying
of Ernst Vopm Rath, German embassy
secretary in Paris, last year by Her-
schel Grynszpan, a young Polish Jew.
Originally ,a 20 per cent capital
levy was imposed, but today this was
increased by five per cent retro-
Rapp Promises
Testimonial 'Dynamite'
To Be Set Off Today
With two weeks' "groundwork"
laid, County Prosecutor Albert J.
Rarp promised yesterday to set off
testimonial "dynamite" in the trial
against Emmett M Gibb when cir-
cuit court reconvenes today.
Gibb, former county clerk, is
charged with the embezzlement of
$5,547.52 from county relief funds.
At today's sessions Prosecutor Rapp
plans to introduce. evidence that
checks totalling more than $5,000

that Gibb received as welfare pay-
ments were never turned over to the
county treasurer, but were cashed
by Gibb or deposited in his private
Two weeks' of identification and
segregation of transactions between
Gibb and city and townships in
Washtenaw county were concluded
yesterday with the testimony of J.
Martin Rempp, accountant in the
county clerk's office, that vouchers
show that $218,049.43 had been

Horneco ming
Displays Begun
By Fraternities
Homecoming is Saturday, and with
homecoming fraternities plan their
traditional decorations. With four
and a half days until the deadline, 10
a.m. Saturday, several of the houses
{ have already begun on their entries
for the contest.
There are two awards, cups for
first and second place, which will be
given the two best fraternity displays,
Tom Adams, '40, president of the In-
terfraternity Council explained yes-
terday. The judging will begin at
precisely 10 a.m. Saturday; the judges
being Adams, Bill Davidson, '40, sec-
retary of the Council, Don Tread-
well, '40, president of the Union,
Dorothy Shipman, '40, president of
the League, Hadley Smith, '40, sec-
retary of the Union, and Barbara
Bassett, '40, president of Panhellenic.
Last year, Sigma Chi won the first
place cup with an elaborate but in-
expensive display on their front
porch. Fielding H. Yost and Frank
Murphy, then governor of Michigan,
both Sigma Chi, lent a dignified air
to the scene by presenting the cup.
This year, the judges will present
the cups at noon to the winners.'
Entry blanks have been sent to the
41 fraternities on' campus, Adams
said, and it is imperative that those
intending to enter send their blanks
in as soon, as possible, r else they
will not be included in the judging
Sudden Attack1
Dies Of Heart Trouble;
Wrote Over 50 Novels1
ALTADENA, Calif., Oct. 23.-(P)-
Zane Grey, whose prolific pen con-
verted a romantic picture of the old
west into colorful reality for millions
of readers, died today.
The 64 year-old former dentist who
wrote more than 50 novels-all of
them in longhand-suffered a sud-
den heart attack at his palatial home.
His family said that, although he
,as under treatment for a heart ail-
ment, he had appeared in excellent
spirits. He had a slight attack of
indigestion yesterday but said it was
"nothing to worry about."
He is survived by his widow and his
three children, Romer, Loren and
Betty, who is Mrs. Robert W. Carney
'Normal Individuals' Is
Radio Topic Of Purdom
"We Owe Our Major Efforts to the
Normal Individuals" is the topic for
discussion and dramatization over
WJR at 3:30 p.m. today. T. Luther
Purdom is director of this University
broadcast series concerning "Your
Interesting Children."
The programs endeavor to answer
the questions most frequently asked
by school administrators, teachers,
alumni, and parents. Today Ted
Balgooyen, "'40, will announce. I


To ,Come Here
For Festivity
Vandenberg's Appearance
Becomes Almost Certain;
Ticket Sale Still Open
Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg's,
appearance at the Ruthven Anniver.,
sary Dinner Friday has become all
but a certainty. This information
was received in. a letter from the
Senator received Saturday by Arthur
W. Stace, chairman of the program
He wrote that only a Friday or
Saturday vote in the Senate on the
neutrality issue would prevent him
'from coming. In the event of his
'appearance, he plans to fly to Ann
Arbor, and then immediately back to
If, in spite of his everyheffort to
be in Ann 'Arbor Friday, he is un-
able to leave his legislative duties in
the . capital, Mrs. Vandenberg will
read his address.
Attorney General Frank Murphy
has already indicated that he .will
attend the celebration dinner.
More' than three-fourths of the"
2,600 tickets for the dinner have
ben, sold,.Earl H. Cress. '20, general
chairman of ticket sales,'announced
yesterday.. This sale is running pro-
portionately far ahead of the sale
for the Community Dinner given in
1937 during the University's 100th
anniversary celebration, he added.
A limited number of staff tickets
'are still available, and may be pur-
chased from Prof. Laylin K. James
of the law school or at the Union
,desk. Students may make reserva-
tions at the Union student offices or
the League undergrAduate office.
Federal Radio Head
Leonard Power, Consultant to the
Federal Radio Education Committee,]
and Director of Research Studies be-
ing made in the United States Edu-
cational Office, visited the Michigan
campus yesterday.
In survey of college radio courses,
broadcasting, and teaching, he is
gathering material for the Commit-
tee's study of the broadcasting rela-
tionship between commercial radio
stations and educational groups, as
well as city and non-profit organ'
Mr. Power spent most of the day
with his host, Waldo Abbot, Director
of University Broadcasting, and with
C. A. Fisher, Director of the Uni-
versity Extension Service.

Arguments On Neutrality
Still Occupying Senate;
Germans March In West
Activity On Front
Ends Five Day Calm
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23.-()-A
plan to shorten debate on the ad-
ministration bill repealing the arms
embargo was blocked in the Senate
late today after opponents assailed
the measure anew and criticized the
reading of a prayer for the King of
England at church services attended
by President Roosevelt yesterday.
Both Senator Clark (Dem., Mo.)
and Nye (Rep., N.D.) strongly de-
plored the incident in which the Rev.
Frank R. Wilson, pastor of St. James
Episcopal church, Hyde Park, prayed
that God grant Ging George VI the
strength "to vanquish and overcome
all his enemies."
Clark was directly critical of the.
"I cannot refrain," he said, "from
referring to some of the things that
have already gone on tending to show
an absolute lack of neutrality on the
part of the government, of some of
those in high position.
The prayer in question was read
from a Canadian prayer book of the
Church of England. Clark said it
would be a goodidea to read from an
historic prayer book at Williamsburg,
Va., in which the passage "God Save
the King" had been deleted and "God
save the President" written in.
French Strengthen
Western Outposts
PARIS, -Oct. 23-(W--The Ger-
mans were reported tonight to be
increasing pressure on the French
advance line after five days of almost
dead calm on the Western Front.
As the French strengthen their out-
posts to meet renewed German ac-
tivity, reinforced patrols of both sides
skirmishedbriskly along the northern
flank where the Nazis -have been
cautiously feeling their way with
units as small as three and five men.
The French evening communique
Said there was "marked activity" of
contact elements west of the Saar
As the Western Front came to life,
Premier Daladier announced he had
decided to summon parliament to
neet the latter part of November to
:onsider the 1940 budget for another
war year.
Traditional Chant
Summons Twelve
To Rock Of Drids
DRUIDS, sons of magic,
Foretellers of the future,
Judges-very knowing, wise-
The fires in the stonehenge
Are set alight,
With flames to heaven raised;
Look upon thy awenyds,
Called from out thy mighty court-
The uninformed who would seek they
Hence to they oak grove,
There to test
Their unworthiness.
With eyes to heaven raised,
Invoke a blessing from the skies,
Perpetuate thy heroic deeds-
Keep ever bright
Thy burning torc-
The glory and wisdom of knights of
Stalwart DRUIDS, true and bold.
To the rock of Druids have been
summoned :
Dr. Joseph E. Kallenbach of -the
political science department, Prof.
Shorey Peterson of the economics de-
partment, Richard Humphreys, Wal-
ter Hinkle, Tom Tussing, Edward

Mack, James Allen, John Goodell,
John Hulburt, Otto Becker, Harrison
Lowrey and Carl Wisner.
British False Alarm
. Frightens Student-
Lawrence Allen, '40, a Canadian
student here, received the shock that

Britain Claims Three German
Submarines Were Sunk Monday


LONDON, Oct. 23.-(P)-Britain
tonight announced that her battle-
planes had made successful attacks
on three German submarines, de-
scribed Nazi air raids on British
naval bases and convoys as failures
and continued preparations for a
waiting war.
Also announced were the sinkings
,of two British merchantmen, coin-
ciding with the statement by naval
authorities that submarine attacks
on allied shipping had again become
-"considerable," but that losses were
small in comparison with those of
1917, when Germany started her un-
restricted submarine warfare.
Use Air Forces
The German submarines were re-
ported attacked by Royal Air Force
'planes scouting from their home
bases, one in the North Sea, the other
in the Atlantic. Anti-submarine
bombs were the weapons 'in both
cases. The Air Ministry announce-
ment said both attacks were "believed
to have been successful."
Before today's announcement the
'government had reported that about


one-third of 60 German submarines
in service at the start of the war had
been sunk or damaged.
Pijots of the two R.A.F. planes said
they saw air bubbles and oil on the
surface after bombing the submarines
and expressed confidence they had
been sunk.
Britain Optimistic
In a naval press conference author-
ities said Germany had lost about 16
planes in last week's raids on Scapa
Flow, the Firth of Forth and British
convoys. They declared these losses
butweighed damage' inflicted by the
raids and said no British ship had
been harmed to the extent that would
have kept it from going to sea.
Of - the "revived U-boat intense
activity" an authority said that in
comparison with the intensive period
of submarine warfare in 1917 "the
British losses last week amounted to
only 10 per cent in number and 21
'per cent in tonnage."
An air raid warning was sounded
at the Firth of Forth today when two
unidentified aircraft appeared, but
later it was found that no German
%planes were in the area.


Eight Election,
Candidates File
Their Petitions
Platforms Will Be Printed
On Special Battle Page
Of DailyBefore Voting
Eight petitions were turned in
yesterday at the Student Senate
office, in the Union, for the Senate
election Nov. 3, Stuart Knox, '40,
and Norman Schorr, '40, co-directors
of election announced yesterday.
Names of candidates will be listed
on the ballot, as far as possible, in
the order they are turned in, the
directors said, so it is imperative that
petitions be handed in early. -
The directors also announced that'
there are a number of positions open
on the elections staff, for anyone
interested in learning the fine points
of proportional representation. The
director of elections next year will
be chosen from this group. Any stu-
dent interested may report to either
Schorr or Knox, at the same time
petitions are handed in,' from 4 p.m.
through6, p.m. today through Friday
at the Senate office in the Union.
Candidates should remember, the
directors said, that .platforms be
turned in early, so that they may be
run on the special Battle Page of
The Daly before the election. The
platforms for individual candidates
must be no longer than 150 words,
but should several candidates run
on one slate, the length may be
longer accordingly. They may be
turned in to either of the directors
or to Bill Elmer, '41, at The Daily.
While no special attempt is made
to categorize candidates, any of them
may submit a party or similar desig-
nation of not more than three words
along with their peition, the directors

Earl Browder
Stays AllNioht
In Federal Cell
Jailed For Fraud Despite
Philanthropist's Efforts
To Release Him On Bail
NEW YORK, Oct. 23.-(!P)-Earl
Browder, national leader of the Com-
rnunist Party in the United States,
who was indicted today for fraudu-
lently obtaining and using a pass-
port, sat glumly in a federal cell to-
night despite the efforts of a-socially
prominent matron to obtain hi, early]
After he had spent a few hours in
custody, Mrs. Hester G. Huntington,
a worker in philanthropy, posted $7,-
500 bail for him-a $5,000 U.S. gov-
ernment bond and $2,500 in cash,
most of it in $10 bills.
It was too late, however, to obtain
the necessary court order, so Browder
had to spend the night in jail.
Mrs. Huntington, who has a home
in New Canaan, Conn., and a fash-
ionable Manhattan apartment, and
two daughters of sub-debutante age,
explained merely:
"I never met Mr. Browder person-
ally. I am doing this as a matter of
Mrs. Huntington was accompanied
by Anna Damon, secretary of the
International Labor defense, and by
Brower's counsel.
As Mrs. Huntington was waiting to
talk to an assistant prosecutor about
the Browder bond, a government pro-
cess server slipped a grand jury sub-
poena into her hand, requiring her
appearance at 2 p.m. (EST) tomor-
row. She laughed and put it in her

Soviet News Agency Tass
Receives News That Boat
Is At Port Murmansk
Tractors, Leather
Said To Be Aboard
(By Associated Press)
Seizure of the United States Lines
freighter City of Flint, by a German
raider was reported Monday night in
advices which Tass, Soviet Russian
official news agency, said it had re-
ceived from the Russian port of
Murmansk, north of the Arctic
Tass said the City of Flint, which
helped in the rescue of survivors of
the sunken British liner Athenia last
month, arrived at Gola Bay, north
of Murmansk, last (Monday) night
under the German flag and manned
by a German crew.
The Russian news agency said the
German raiders regarded the City of
Flint's cargo of tractors, grain, fruit,
PANAMA, Oct. 23.-()-It was
reported here tonight, without of-
ficial confirmation or denial, that
the German freighter Havelland
had been taken in custody by,a
United States warship off the Pa-
cific coast of Panama.
..The 6,334-ton steamer leftSa.
Jose, Costa Rica, Oct. 8, with
Panama as her announced destin-
ation, although her large cargo of
Diesel oil had aroused speculation
among shipping circles as to her
actual purpose.
leather and wax as contraband. The
ship sailed from New York Oct. 3 for.
Manchester and Liverpool, England,
and Glasgow, Scotland.
May Be Legal
Officials of the United States Mari-
time Commission, which owns the
City of Flint but has chartered her
to the United States Lines, said in
Washington they believed that under
international law a belligerent legally
could seize a neutral vesse which
was ascertained to be carrying con-
The meagre advices received by
Tass gave no details of the reported
seizure, merely saying thatthe 18
Germans of the prize crew were in-
terned for the time being at Mur-
Shortly after the Tass report was
announced in Moscow, the Maritime
Commission said the City of Flint
was boarded by a German prize crew
which arrived at Tromso, Norway,
with her Saturday.
Sailed On Saturday
The Commission reported the City
of Flint sailed later Saturday from
Tromso to an undisclosed port.
Tromso, on the Atlantic ocean, is
approximately 300 miles from Kola
Bay around the tip of the Scandin-
'avian Peninsula.
A 4,936-ton cargo vessel built in
World War days, the City of Flint is
'owned by the Maritime Commission,
'out operated by the United States
Lines. Her captain is J. A. Gainard.
Inquiries will be instituted to ascer-
'tain exactly what cargo the City of
Flint was carrying when it was seized.
Officials indicated that if contra-
band formed 51 per cent or more of
the cargo the German raider was
'within its rights under international
law in taking the ship, provided the
City of Flint's operator-osr captain
knew that it was contraband.
In case the United States Govern-
ment finds the contraband was less
than half the cargo it will demand
the release of the City of Flint. The
demand will be addressed to both the
German and the Russian govern-

Pres. Hutchins Cheered
Chicago After 85-0 Rout
CHICAGO, Oct. 23.-(P)-Univer-
sity of Chicago football players'dis-
closed today that President Robert
M. Hutchins, an advocate of "ten-
cent" football, visited the team's
dressing quarters after Saturday's
85-0 rout at the hands of Michigan.

Michigan Males Score Coeds;
To Invite Miss America Here'

5,000 Music Lovers Expected
To Hear Rachmaninoff Tonight

Michigan men struck back at Mich-
igan women on the Romantic Front
yesterday in a maneuver designed,
they say, to rescue their battered
prestige from further onslaughts by
'the coeds.
A hastily-formed High Command,
composed of athletes, independent
and fraternity men, announced in
"War Communique No. 1" that it was
Mlanning to invite Patricia Donnelly,
19-year-old Detroit beauty who was
recently crowned "Miss America,
1939," to Ann Arbor this Saturday
"to show Michigan women what a
2eal female looks and acts like."
A 'Defensive' Move
The "defensive" move followed a
week's heavy bombardment of the
men's position begun last Wednes-

Command's invitation, itsamembers
want her, to attend the Yale game,
have dinner in the new Men's Resi-
dence Halls and then make a tour of
the various Homecoming celebrations
in their company.
Born In Michigan
Miss Donnelly expresses, in their
combined opinion, the type of wo-
man who should matriculate in the
University. "Miss America, 1939,"
is at present official hostess at the
Detroit Automobile Show. She was
born in Durand, Mich., and has lived
most of her life in Detroit.
Members of the High Command,
enlisted for active service, are Ed
Frutig, '41, Varsity end; Forrest
"Butch" Jordan, '40Ed, football guard
and captain of the wrestling team;
Hercules Renda, '41Ed, Varsity half-

Five thousand music-lovers from
all over the state will crowd Hill
Auditorium at 8:30 p.m. today to
hear Sergei Rachmaninoff open the
61st annual Choral Union concert
series, Dr. Charles A. Sink, Presi-
dent of the University Musical Soci-
ety predicted yesterday.
Sale 'Remarkable'
The sale of season tickets has been
"remarkable," but a limited number
of tickets for today's concert is still
available at the School of Music and
at Hill Auditorium, Dr Sink declared.
Famed as composer, conductor and
pianist, Rachmaninoff has gained
overwhelming success in this coun-
try since his exile from Russia in

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