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November 05, 1939 - Image 8

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Nazis Claim
Food Supply
Is Sufficient
Britain's Naval Blockade
Will Prove Failure, Say
Officials;_Grainaries Full
BERLIN, Nov. 4.---German au-
thorities insist the Reich has suffi-
cient food to make the British block-
ade absolutely ineffective.
Of course, there is practically no
coffee, but a Nazi invention-apple
tea-is offered as a substitute for the
raditional "kaffee-klatsch" or coffee-
gossip hour.
Precautionary food measures also
have placed the once lowly goat in an
exalted position and insured long
and happy lives for industrious hens
and doe rabbits.
Wheat Is Stored
Germany has stored 8,600,000 tons
of wheat and rye against the day
when the Reich may be forced by the
war to fall back upon a reserve.
Nazis assert they will not have to
use this supply because of grain ship-
ments received from the Balkans via
the Danube river, and their own
home-grown harvests. In fact, they
say the reserve supply will be built
up at the rate of 800,000 tons a year.
Germany's annual consumption of
wheat and rye is more than 7,000,000
tons, the reserve thus insures more
than a year's complete supply should
all harvests and imports fail, it was
pointed out.
Grain Storage Is Problem
Storage of the grain has created
such a complex problem that two of
Berlin's largest exposition buildings,
usually used for ,automobile ,.shows,
have been converted into granaries,
with wheat about six feet deep all
over the floor.
(Germany's food siutation also was
expected to be aided considerably, by
the acquiring of large areas in potato-
growing Poland. Potatoes are one of
the Reich's main staples and are
grown in large quantities in Germany
and the territory she has acquired in
Poland's dismemberment).
German housewives were advised to
serve apple tea by DNB, official Ger-
man News Agency. -
Senate Vote Split
Between Left, Right
(Continued from Page 1)
the trangferring of votes, their ini-
tial choices had been either eliminat-
ed or elected. '.Only those few of the
269 who indicated first or second
choices for candidates who were not
elected, can be said to be unrepresent-..
ed in the Senate.
Thus, 8s per cent, or 1,964 voters7
put of the 2,233, had at least one of
the candidates whom they supported,
Comparing these figures with those
of the past two years, it is evident1
that Michigan students are becom-
jng better acquainted with this pre-
ferential voting system.-
The 16 elected Senators amassed
62 per cent of the total. number of
fj'st-place votes, which indicates
that, in most cases, they were strong-1
ly supported by large, solid blocs;
of voters.
On the other hand the flexibility;
of the Hare voting system was dem-;
onstrated in the case of Miss Vicary,
who received only 44 first-place votes.-
In subsequent counts, she picked1
up transferred votes from 22 candi-
dates, including 28 from Ellen Rhea,
'41, a running mate on the Liberal
Coalition, which gave her the re-
quired 140 on the 29th count and,

made her the third candidate to be
Thus a candidate with weak sup-
port in first choices, but with con-
siderable second, third and fourth
backing on transferred ballots from;
eliminated candidates of every desig-
nation, was elected ahead of candi-
dates with more than twice as many
first-choice votes.
The election count was begun atl
7:30 p.m. Friday in the Student Pub-
lications Building and final results
were not compiled until 5:45 a.m.
Change T oWTarmer
Tenperatures Told
A t Physics Institute
NEW YORK, Nov. 4.-( P)-World-
wide evidence that climate is getting
warmer was presented to the Ameri-
can Institute of Physics' Temperature
Symposium today.
The change may be the start of one
of the major changes in climate
whic~h the earth has not known since
geological time, long before any rec-
orded history.
"Climatologists," said J. B. Kincer,
U.S. Weather Bureau, Washington,
"have considered historic climate as
a rather stable thing, with short
period variations of considerable
magnitude, but without especially
significant trends covering long
"However, since the turn of the

Student Writers Have Been Trained,
On fost Of Publications Since 1857

Day after day a battalion of stu-
dent authors faces the typewriters of
The Daily or Perspectives, of Gargoyle
or 'Ensian, and patters down on yel-
low copy paper words that are in-
tended for linotyper's lead and print-
er's ink.
The sentences take shape, triple-
spaced down the page. They are
cast irrevocably into type, rolled off
the presses, and then are there for all
to read, to argue over and forget.
Only the files, in sturdy, time-resist-
ing bindings, remember.
Each day has its multitude of tiny
victories-here a story worth a "by-
line," here a news "scoop" that took
hours to ferret out, here simply the
pride of seeing one's own thoughts
take on the dignity of print.
And so it has gone on Through the
years, back into the days for which
the files are yellow, crumbling, back
so far that at times there is no record.
First Paper In 1857
It began in June, 1857, when there
appeared "The Peninsular Phoenix
and University Gazetter," the first
student paper, a four-page, semi-an-
nual publication. Literary efforts be-
fore that date have been lost or else
are preserved only in the manuscript
papers of the early literary societies
which provided the only practical
outlet for the student who wanted to
The long-named primogenitor of
University publications was soon
shortened to the "University Phoenix"
and doubled in size. Copies of this
eight-page paper are on. file in the
Michigan Historical Collection in the
Rackham Building.
Students were evidently of a more
impulsive nature in those early, pre-
coeducational days. Interclass rival-
ries were intense; warfare between
fraternity men and independents
flamed up hotly.
'Palladium' In 1859
One result of these campus rivalries
was the "Palladium," a four-page pa-
per published in 1859 by the fraterni-
ties. It was soon answered by the
"Independent," 40 bitterly written
pages distilling not only the antagon-
ism between fraternities and inde-
pendents, but also the hostile atti-
tude of students toward the faculty.
Both of these publications, as well
as "Castalia," which appeared for
five issues in 1866, were eventually
absorbedby 'Michiganensian.
There were two magazines pub-
lished in 1867-"University Chron-
icle," an eight-page fortnightly, and
"Michigan University , Magazine."
Probably the acme of literary feats in
these early publications was the true
'account of a Civil War soldier's ex-
perience in Confederate prison camps.
The story, "Andersonville," was pub-
lished in four installments in the
"Michigan University Magazine," but
only two issues of this series -are
known to exist.
Sophomore 'Oracle' Begins
In 1869 "The Oracle," annual pub-
lication of the sophomore class, be-
gan its long and checkered career. Its
first issue voiced its perennial battle
cry-a plea for co-education. "The
billing and flirting so much feared,"
says The Oracle, "will but produce
that beautiful refinement of the mind
and will be as healthful a recreation
as billiards or cards."
For entertainment there were
translations of Horace, who became
passe only when the first campus
love-story appeared in '79. Also in
that issue was the account of Michi-
gan's first football game with a,
foreign team-with Racine at Chi-
Pictures instead of antique-looking
engravings began to embellish the
pages. There were photographs of
campus organizations, including the
Freshman Banjo Club. Looking very
aloof among the freshman footballers
of 1899 is Joseph E. Bursley, now
Dean of Students.

Still championing the cause of
women students after co-education
had become a fact, The Oracle was
the first publication to permit coeds
on its Board of Editors, in 1883.
Fraternity Papers Compete
The "Chronicle" was still going
strong when a disputed election in
1882 resulted in a rival, "The Argo-
naut." Organs of opposing frater-
nity factions, the 'magazines became
political rather than literary and rap-
idly declined.
Onto the scene in September, 1890,
oame "The Michigan Daily." Its first
issues were made interesting by ac-
counts of a student murder, with ac-
companying editorials edged in black.
"The Inlander," one of the most
U.S. Bureau Warns
Against Labor Rise
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4.-(P)-The
Labor Department cautioned Ameri-
can workmen today against expecta-
tions that war orders flowing from
the European conflict would boost
employment and wages as they did
in 1914-17.
The Bureau of Lahn tatistics

famous of Michigan literary maga-
zines, also began in 1890 and con-
tinued until 1918. In the September]
1903 issue is an article, "Changes in
the Football Rules," by Charles Baird,
'95, donor of the Baird Carillon, who
is now seriously ill.
"The Gay Nineties," appropriately
enough, produced the first humor
magazine-"Wrinkle," which ran from
1893 to 1905. Gargoyle succeeded and
is still getting the last laugh.
Succeeding "The Inlander" as liter-
ary magazine, "Chimes" endured the
Jazz Age, only to die on the threshold
of Swing. "Contemporary" held a brief
sway over campus authors and was
replaced by the present heir, "Per-
spectives," now in its third year.
Technic Is Oldest
Grand-daddy of the lot, however,
is "Technic," which has come out
of the Engineering Building with me-
chanical regularity since 1885.
Flourishing like weeds from time to

time has been a myriad of publica-
tions "outside the fold" of University
approval. In recent years a half doz-
en or more fly-by-nights offering
chiefly campus anecdotes and gossip
have come and gone. In 1931 "Di-
agonal," which bore the slogan, "This
is NOT a University Publication," at-
tacked everything from Parrot loung-
ers to the auto ban. Quote: "The
present generation are more at home
in automobiles than are their fathers
and mothers."
This is the lot. On these publica-
tions, legitimate or unsanctioned, hu-
morous or serious, more than four
generations of students have toiled
and gained experience. Some have
become famous; probably a greater
number never again saw their writ-
ings in print. The debated editorial
in today's Daily, the wisecrack in
Gargoyle, the carefully wrought story
in Perspectives--each has a thousand,
counterparts here in the files of the

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LOST-Brief case containing music
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LOST: Brown Cocker Spaniel answers
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IMMEDIATE attention and careful
service for your shoes. Smith's
Quality Shoe Repair, 705 Packard
at State. 31
FOR SALE--Pedigreed Kerry Blue
Terrier pups. Ideal companions,
splendid playmates for children. DoE
not shed. See Sunday. 1528 Golden
and 1902 Long Shore. 571

FOR SALE=Cocker Spaniel puppies,
4 months old, AKC registered, des-
cenants of Red Brucie and Mid-
kiffy. Black female and male with
bladk saddle. Reasonably priced.
Phone 7641. 59
COATS-Overcoats, top coats, fall
and winter. As low as $2. Others
at $5, $7.50, and $10. All thoroughly
cleaned and in good condition.
Claude Brown, 512 S. Main. Phone
FOR MEN-2 double rooms with
adjoining lavatories. Steam heat,
shower bath. Phone 8544. 422 E.
Washington. 50
FOR RENT-Desk room; also floor
space. Blue Bird Book Nook. Ren-
tal Library, Nickels Arcade. 56
LAUNDRY - 2-1044. Sox darned.
Careful work at low prices. 16
one trial to prove we launder our
shirts best. Let our work help you
look neat today. 1114 S. Univer-
sity. 19
MEN WANTED-Care of 'furnace 'i
exchange for basement room. De-
sirable front room with piano. Rent
reasonable. 330 Maynard. Phone
8578. 54
Suits, Topcoats, Overcoats, For-
mal Clothes $22.50. Milner Hotel,
Room 2, Saturday, Sunday.
DRESS MAKING and alterations.
Skillful work done at reasonable
price. Miss Avery. Phone 2-3912.
SEWING-If your coat needs to be
shortened or relined. Call 2-2678.
All other alterations. Reasonable.
Otto Groves, 402 Observatory. 55
DRESSES, SKIRTS, blouses, evening
gowns made according to your own
design. Alterations and remodel-
ing coats, suits and dresses. Eve-
ning fittings at your residence if
desired. Two blocks west of Law
Club on Madison, one block south
on Division. Mrs. D. J. Gilbert, 339
John. Phone 5820. 48
Driveway gravel, washed pebbles.
Killins Gravel Company. Phone
7112. 13





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