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VOL. XLIX. No. 46



rientation egins Here day For
Britain Flays Russia 's Attack On Poland President Welcomes Freshmen

Stand Follows
Polish Collapse
After Invasion
Formation Of New Buffer
State Predicted; Soviets
And Germans Confer
(By Assoiated Press)
Great Britain last night answered
the Russian invasion of Poland by
stating she would "prosecute with war
with all energy" until its "objects
have been achieved."
Britain stated in a Ministry of In-
formation announcement that she
considered Russia's invasion "unjusti-
fied." Moscow has explained the
Russian action was taken to "protect"
White Russians and Ukrainians of
This stand was announced after
Russia's Community army plunged
170 miles into northeastern Poland
and met the east-bound Nazi army
at the historic city of Brest-Litovsk.
Polish armies squeezed to the south
fled to Rumania, following their gov-
ernment and signalling the collapse
of the modern Polish Republic.
A joint Russian-German com-
munique was issued stating the aim
of the two armies was to "assist the
population of Poland in reconstruct-
ing conditions of their state exist-
The war in the West continued
grimly, but with most of the activity
on the sea.
An "enemy" submarine torpedoed
and sank the 22,500-ton aircraft car-
(Continued on Page 8)
Badly Battered Polish:
Army Continues Fight
CERNAUTI, Rumania, Sept. 19.
(Tuesday, 1 a.m.-7 p.m. E.S.T. Mon-
day)--(P)--Three widely-separated
Polish armies, badly battered and
.almost surrounded, today were re-
ported continuing to fight against
overwhelming German armies de-
spite the flight of the Polish govern-
ment from the nation.E
As the Polish President, Ignace
Moscicki, Foreign Minister Josef Beck
and Marshal Edward Smigly-Ridz,
Polish army commander, crossed the
border, the Cernauti Chief of Police
estimated that at least 100,000 refu-
gees had fled Poland for safety in
The Polish infantry and artille-/I
were said to be fighting practically
without aerial assistance as most of
the Polish air force has been de-
stroyed or interned in Rumania.
Poland's three armies were said to
be resisting the Germans as individ-
ual units, without unified direction
from the Polish general staff.

Raps Administration

Pres. Ruthven
To Be Honored

Here Oct.



FDR Invites
Landon, IKnox
To Arms Talk
an unusual step which recalled his
recent plea for "national unity" on
problems arising from the European
war, President Roosevelt today broad-
ened the coming White House con-
ference on neutrality legislation to
include the titular heads of the Re-
publican Party, Alf M. Landon and
Col. Frank Knox..
'He obtained their readily given
consent to attend the meeting, which
is to be held Wednesday, the day be-
fore Congress convenes in special
session to consider the Administra-
tion plan for revamping the neutral-
ity law, which now embargoes arms
shipments to belligerents.
While preparations for the session
went on Senator Borah (Rep., Idaho)
aggressive foe of the Administration
plan of revision, told reporters tAat
a "rift" had developed in the ranks
of Administration supporters on the
question as a result of , the recent
signs of friendliness between Ger-
many, Russia and Japan.
The Administration's cash and
carry plan, under which American
markets would be opened to al belig-
erents who pay cash and furnish ships
for the transportation of their pur-
chases, was not so popular among
Roosevelt supporters as it was two
weeks ago, he said. This was due,
he added, to the possibility that war
goods and other supplies might be
shipped from this country to Ger-
many by way of Russia and Japan.
Hitherto it has generally been be-
lieved that Germany could not get
supplies here because ofhGreat Bri-
tains naval power in the Atlantic
As for his own views, Borah said
that, if the repealwof B the embargo
could ¢be accompanied by an abso-
(Continued on Page 8)
Mrs. Betty Baker
Missing From Jail
DETROIT, Sept. 18. --('- Mrs.
Betty Baker, 31, serving life for kill-
ing her alleged lover, Clarence
Schneider, on 'a road near Ann Arbor
in 1936, was missing from the De-
troit House of Correction tonight.
Mrs. Baker, who had become known
as a model prisoner, was missed when
institution authorities checked the
list of inmates at about 8 p.m. They
suspected she had donned a matron's
white apron and walked past the
guards as such an apron was missing.
Schneider, friend of Mrs. Baker's
policeman-husband, was shot to
death June 29, 1936, on a little used
road near Ann Arbor. After a sen-
sational trial the dark-haired Mrs.
Baker was convicted of murder in
January, 1937.
Roosevelt Increases

Alumni Committee Plans
Banquet At Field House
For 2,600 Persons
President Ruthven's tenth anni-
versary as president of the Univer-
sity will be celebrated by 2,600 per-
sons attending a banquet in Yost
Field House Friday, Oct. 27.
It will be the largest banquet ever
given in Ann Arbor, and will be at-
tended by alumni, friends and dis-
tinguished guests from every part of
the United States.
Banquet Opens Weekend
The banquet will open a weekend
that also includes annual Alumni
Homecoming, the Michigan - Yale
football game, and the annual con-
ventions of the University Press Club
of Michigan and the Land Utilization
The testimonial dinner to President
Ruthven was originally scheduled to
be held in the Intramural Building
where 1,750 persons were once served
at a single banquet. The demand for
reservations has been so great, how-
ever, that it has been transferred to
the larger field house. The entire
dirt floor of the Field House will be
covered with new canvas and two
stages will be erected,. one for the
speakers' table and the other for the
Only Reserved Places
No places at the tables will be
available unless reserved in advance,
the alumni committee has announced.
The entertainment will include con-
tributions by the University Glee
Club, the University Band, University
Play production, and other groups.
Prominent alumni will speak.
Reservations for the dinner may be
had by writing to Earl H. Cress, chair-
man of the ticket committee and
president of the University of Michi-
gan Club of Ann Arbor.
Duke Of Windsor
To Command Army
LONDON, Sept. 18.-(P)-The war
office announced tonight that the
Duke of Windsor shortly will proceed
abroad as a major general in the
British expeditionary forces.
King George, the war office an-
nounced, accepted temporarily his
brother's resignation as field marshal
in order that he might serve actively
in the lower rank of major general.
The appointment was effective as of
Sept. 3, the day Britain declared war.

Men To Enroll
For Fraternity
Rushing Today
Registration Will Begin
At 9 A.M. In Union,
IFC Head Announces
Registration for fraternity rushing
will begin at 9 a.m. today in the main
lobby of the Union, according to Tom
Adams, '40, president of the Inter-
fraternity Council.
Freshmen, transfers and any un-
dergraduate men who wish to be
rushed may register at the Union
from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today and
throughout the week until noon Sat-
urday, Adams said.
The fee for registration, 50 cents,
Adams explained, also entitles the
applicant to a fraternity directory
which includes a glossary of rushing
rules and information of interest to
all present and future fraternity
Beginning Thursday, the first day
of registration at Waterman Gym,
Adams said, a special booth will be
set up at the Gym to take care of
anyone who might wish to register
at that time.
The rushing period will begin noon
Saturday, and will continue until the
Thursday of the second week follow-
ing, according to the rushing rules
adopted by the Council. Adams em-
phasized that both active members
(Continued on Page 8)
Schwab Dies
At 77 In N.Y.
Steel Magnate Succumbs
After Long Illness
NE|W YORK, Sept. 18. --(P)-
Charles M. Schwab, 77, chairman of
the Bethlehem Steel Corporation,
died tonight at 8:30 p.m. (E.S.T.) at
his Park Avenue apartment.
Schwab returned here recently
from Europe.
He had been in ill health several
times within the past five years.
His wife died Jan. 12 at the age
of 79.
Two months after her funeral he
closed his home, which for decades
has been a landmark on Riverside
Drive. At the same time he closed
his other homes at Loretto, Pa., and
Bethlehem, Pa., and a month later
put the Riverside Drive mansion up
for sale.
Schwab was considered one of the
wealthiest men in the United States.
Executors of Mrs. Schwab's estate
estimated the value of the Loretto
home at $3,000,000

In this University community of ours it is possible, indeed appropriate,
in mid-September to wish 'A Happy New Year' to the students who are re-
turning to Ann Arbor, and particularly to those who come here for the first
For it is a new year we are beginning; its record is still a blank page, and
it is our job to see that what is written therebetweeni now ainext Junleis "a
chronicle worthy of this University, and one in which we may take satisfac-
For all of us the opening of the academic year should mean, first and
foremost, opportunity -- to correct old mistakes or to win, fresh success, if
we have been here before, to learn, and to use the advantages that are here
provided for the development of mind, body and character.
Political Science Faculty Men
Advocate Repeal Of Embargo

Germany, Russia
Forming Buffer


MOSCOW, Sept. 18. -(R)- Ger-
many and Soviet Russia were believed
by some sources tonight to be point-
ing toward creation of a small Polish
buffer state as their armies bit fur-
ther into Poland.
These sources said they saw a hint
of such a possibility in a joint com-
munique broadcast over Russian radio
This announcement declared the
intention of the advancing Soviet
and German armies was to "assist the
population of Poland in reconstruct-
ing conditions of their state exis-
(Berlin dispatches said the Soviet
and German forces moving into Po-
land from the east and west had met
at Brest-Litovsk, 105 miles east of
Warsaw, and exchanged friendly
Communist army general staff re-
ports indicated the Russian march,
which started early Sunday, was pro-
ceeding along the entire 500-mile
eastern Polish frontier from Latvia
to Rumania.
When he informed 24 other nations
of the Soviet march, Premier-Foreign
Commissar Vyacheslaff Molotoff told
Britain and France that Russia In-
f4 .-d f rp4,,n , . n.1 ma H _-

Four University Students Survive
MV.ishaps Of Wai fare On High Seas

Three Women On Athenia
Rescued; Douglas Miller
Is Safe In Netherlands
Europe's quarrel took on a less im-
personal cast in Ann Arbor this week
with the discovery that four students
have already undergone baptismal
fire at sea.
Three women--Barbara Bradfield,
Grad., of Grand Rapids; Alberta
Wood, '40, of Anchorage, Ky. and Jo-
an Outhwaite, '41, of Bennington,
Vt.-were aboard the "Athenia" when
she was torpedoed and sunk Sept. 4
off Northern Ireland. Reports from
the State Department indicate that
all three were picked up and trans-
ferred to safety in Scotland.
The fourth near-disaster was Doug-
las Miller, '40, of this city, who wound
up a bicycling trip through Europe
bailing with both shoes in a lifeboat

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