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November 16, 1939 - Image 1

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Countries Call
Neutrality Act
ag To Trade

$75,000,000 Would Purchase
University, Statement Reveals
Annual Financial Report Shows Marked Increase
Over Last Year's Assets; Trust Funds Grow

Northern Countries
Concern Due To
Closed To U.S.


Scandinavian Ports
Are Beyond Limits
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15.-(P)-
The Neutrality Act not only has af-
fected the European belligerents, but
it has reacted materially upon the
neutral nations of Europe, some of
which have commerce with the Unit-
ed States running into scores of mil-
lions of dollars.
Dispatches from various northern
neutral capitals evince considerable
concern. Within the combat area
barred to American ships are such
customers as the 'Netherlands, Bel-
gium, Sweden, Denmark and Ireland,
as well as the Baltic States of Lithu-
ania, Latvia and Esthonia.
Ireland Expresses Concern
Ireland already has expressed her
concern to the United States. She
says her ports are suffering from the
absence of American ships and she is
in need of certain American products.
No other neutral has expressed of-
ficial concern, but it is learned that
Scandinavian nations were so wor-
ried in avance of proclamation of'
the combat area that they sought as-
surances from this government that
means would be found of leaving some
access to them.
Method Found
A method was found-that of plac-
ing a northern limit on the combat
zone so that American ships could
still go into the ports of Bergen or
Trondhjem, Norway. From these
ports there are excellent rail connec-
tions across Norway into Sweden and
Finland and down to Denmark. But
train haulswifl incr easethe cost of
American goods..- .
Finland wanted to be sure Ameri-
can ships could still enter her nor-
thern port of Petsamo, and this port
was left outside the combat area.
Norwegian ships are preparing to
take up some of the carrying trade
abandoned by the United States. A
high official here characterized Nor-
wegian shipping, which is the sixth
largest in the world, as "the strong-
est crutch we have in an emergency."
Daily Sponsors
College Salon
0 0
Photo Exhibit
An exhibition of salon photography,
sponsored by The Daily, and includ-
ing outstanding photographic work
by college students throughout the
United States, will open today in
the North Gallery of Alumni Memor-
ial Hall, where it will be shown from
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily during the
next two weeks.
Representing all types of photo-
graphic work, the exhibition is made
up of the best 35 prints of 485 photo-
graphs entered in the Salon Edition
contest sponsored last Spring by
Collegiate Digest, rotogravure supple-
ment to The Daily.
Students from colleges and univer-
sities in 17 states are represented in
the collection which exhibits scenic
panoramas, still life composition,
candid shots and portrait work.
This exhibition is the first national
traveling exhibit of the work of stu-
dent and faculty amateur photogra-
phers and includes work from the fol-
lowing schools and colleges: Virginia
Polytechnic Institute, University of
Alabama, Alabama Polytechnic In-
stitute,- Missouri School of Mines,
University of Pennsylvania, Trinity
College, Gonzaga University, Wayne
University, University of Minnesota,
Harvard University, Ls Angeles City
College, West Tennessee State Teach-
ers College, Massachusetts State Col-
lege, Purdue University, College of

the City of New York, Johns Hop-
kins University, Montana State Uni-
versity, University of Wisconsin, Rice
Institute, Wesleyan University, Mich-
igan State College.
$1,300 Returns Reported

If you've got a bank account of
$75,000,000 and you're looking for
a place to spend it, walk up to the
cashier and see if he'll sell you the
The offer will undoubtedly be
turned down, but at least you'll have
enough money, according to the fig-
ures contained in the financial re-
port of the University issued yester-
day for the fiscal year 1938-1939.
The exact figure is $75,741,702.33,
the net total of the value of build-
ings, land, investments, and other
University assets. This is an increase
of $6,193,060 over last year, mainly
because of increases in endowment
trust, and building funds.
But if you intend to buy this Uni-
versity you will also need an annual
income that hits something like $10,-
000,000 a year. That is what it cost
the present administration to keep
things moving during 1938-1939.
Some $2,500,000 of this went to the
University Hospital.
These are the highlights of the
annual report for the year ending
June 30, 1939. Also hidden in thef
75-page document are other facts,
which show that the operation of a
University is a complicated financial
Here are some of figures disclosed
in the statement:
Tuition fees from students consti-1
tute only about 17.57 per cent of the
total annual income.
Most of the money which is locked
in the University vaults comes fromt
Mix Is Named
Union Opera's
New Director
Executive Committeemen
To Head Play's Revival;,
More Tryouts Wanted
Robert Mix, '40L, yesterday was
named chairman of a five-an ex-
ecutive committee which will take
charge of the 1939-40 revival of the
famed Union Operas."
Others appointed were John T.
Gelder, '40, business manager; Robert
Goodyear, '40, production manager
and two ex-officio members-Dona
Treadwell, '40, Union president, and
Richard Humphreys, '40, president
of Mimes, honorary dramatic frater-
Immediately after its appointment
the executive committee issued a call
for tryouts for Opera - committees.
Students interested were asked to
hand in applications at the under-
graduate offices of the Union by Sat-
urday. These applications, the com-
mittee said, should list class, quali-
fications, eligibility and amount of
time available.
Committees which must be selected
are stagecraft, house, tickets, adver-
tising, publicity, programs, finance,"
secretarial, dance, make-up, cos-
tumes and music.
Another action of the new com-
mittee was an announcement that
participants in the Opera will be
chosen largely from the more than
250 men who registered during an"
early semester talent search.
Revival of the Opera, once one of1
the foremost affairs on the campus
calendar but defunct since 1930, was
authorized last week by the finance
committee of the Union. A budget
drawn up by James Halligan, '40F&C,"
and Mix, was approved.
Campus opinion
Of 'Honor Syste

Student ethics and the problem of
honesty in examination has been an
outstanding issue in education since
its beginnings. Many solutions to
the problem have been tried, but as
yet no ideal solution has been formu-
Unusual among these is that which
has for the past 23 years been in
operation in the engineering col-
lege: the engineering honor system.
General opinion, both from the ad-
ministration's and the student's view-
point, indicates that the plan as
practiced in the engineering college
has achieved its aim.

More Than 125
Attend General
War's +"Nature


"No one proposal can keep the Unit-
ed States out of war," Harold Oster-
well, '41, pointed out to more than
125 students at a general meeting of
the American Student Union last
He then declared that the accumu-
lative affect of the practical peace
policy as outlined by the Peace Com-
mission could accomplish this pur-
After Osterweil presented the in-
dividual planks of the program they
were discussed and voted upon. Among
those points that were passed that
figured prominently were, that Ameri-
ca must not become the arms factory
of Europe, that no credits should be
given to belligerents and that America
should collaborate with other neu-
trals-to mediate an early termination
to the war.
Directly preceding the formation
of a peace program Hugo Reichard,
Grad., 'outlined the character of the
war. He stressed the point that both
belligerents in the present war are
equally to blame and that England
and France built up Nazi Germany
to encourage the German driveto
the East, and that England and
France used Poland for an excuse to
declare war upon Germany when
Germany discontinued her Eastern
expansion policy with the signing of
the German-Soviet Non-Aggression
Arthur Klein, Grad., set the tone of
the meeting by the reading of "Johnny
Gets His Gun," by Dalton Trumbo
and several Sasson selections Under
the general topic, "There shall lce n.3
blackout of peace."
Skinner Program
Seats Still On Sale;
Sketches Featured
Some seats are still available fori
the Oratorical Association's program
of character sketches by Cornelia Otis
Skinner, noted actress, at 8:15 p.m.
Monday, in Hill Auditorium.
Single admissions for Miss Skin-
ner's. "one-woman play" will be on
sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
and from 10 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. Mon-
Miss Skinner, daughter of a cele-
brated actor, has been called the
"greatest single attraction of the the-

state appropriations. The amount
:s $4,614,381, or 46.04 per cent of all
Receipts from the University Hos-
pital in 1938-1939 were $2,273,939.19.
Funds invested in University plants
increased by $2,938,535.25 during the
Lands were increased by $598,-
724.25, bringing the total to $6,143,-
898.99. Sites obtained for new dor-
mitories and the new student health
(Continued on Page 3)
Peace Program,
Is Formulated'
At ASU Parley

Nazis Report
Minor Actions
On West Wall
Brief Flurries Of Fighting
Oust French Soldiers
From Lookout Positions
Scene Of Battles
Extends 200 Miles
(By The Associated Press)
German reports of sharp minor
actions on the West Front which
ousted French poilous from hill-top
lookout positions aroused military in-
terest because of the potential im-
portance of the scene of operations.
A vital sector of the Franco-Ger-
man frontier from a military stand-
point, the Bitche-Lauterbourg-Stras-
bourg Salient, is involved in these
brief flurries of fighting southwest of
Pirmasens on an otherwise slumber-
ing battle front.
Front Extends 200 Miles
That front runs from Switzerland
to Luxembourg, 200 miles or more.
It forms a huge salient thrust into
the flank of post-World War Ger-
many by allied map makers, and the
Bitche-Lauterbourg-Strasbourg tip of
that salient, is the most sensitive sec-
tor of the 1939 war battle line as
long as Belgian neutrality masks its
North Sea flank.
There is nothing about the report
attacks and counter attacks by small
units to suggest that they are more
than tactical sparring for .possession
of these observation and fire control
high points of the terrain. From
these points intensified harrassing
fire, grooved by visual observation
rather than fire-map co-ordination,
can be directed against road junc-
tions behind the lines.
Many Skirmishes Expected
A ceaselesswinter-long succession
of such skirmishes is to be anticipat-
ed, even if both sides are now merely
digging in for the winter, as neutral
military opinion believes. Yet if a
major attack is to come next year by
either side along the line of the
Franco-German frontier, it is vir-
tually certain that it must come with
the Bitche-Lauterbourg-Strassbourg
salient as its center of gravity, its
vital sector.
Technic' Sales
Continue Today
Present Issue Dedicated
To Late Dean Anderson
Michigan Technic sales will con-
tinue today and Friday, J. Anderson
Ashburn, '40E, editor, announced yes-
Dedicated to the late Dean Henry
C. Anderson, the November issue of
the Technic presents a feature article
on "Dean Anderson as I knew him"
by Dean Emeritus Mortimer E. Cool-
ey. Also included is a short biography
of the late Dean Anderson.
Scooping even Life magazine, the
Technic presents pictures and ab-
stracts of the feature lectures and
events at the Michigan-Life transpor-
tation conference held here last
Three Students Get

ne en e eneaa Dr. GleckToToda
cloudless November sky. His speak-Talk a
er's platform framed in derricks and On Palestine Research;
guy wires. A few hundred persons
were present. Hall To Speak Friday
Two University Lectures, one by a
Student SenatPalestine archaeologist and the other
by a member of the League of Na-
1 tions Secretariat, will be given here
.t eets onligh today and tomorrow.
Dr. Nelson Glueck, director of the
To Choose Committees American School of Oriental Re-
For search in Jerusalem, Palestine, will
o ing Year speak at 4:15 p.m. today ian the
Discussion of plans for the coming Rackham auditorium.
year, and the choosing of new com- Dr. Glueck's subject will be
mittees will headline the meeting of "Archaeology Today." He is famed
the Student Senate at 7:30 p.m. to- for his excavation of "King Solomon's
day in the Union, President Paul Rob- mines" in Palestine, where he locat-
ertson, '40E, announced yesterday. ed not only the actual copper and
Speaker James T. Duesenberry, iron mines of: Biblical days but Solo-
Grad., will preside at the meeting, mon's blast furnace as well. The
President Robertson said, and a re- lecture is sponsored by the depart-
port on committees and policy will ment of Oriental languages and liter-
be heard from the Ways and Means atures and the public has been in-
Committee. Tonight's meeting will vited.
be the first actual business meeting H. Duncan Hall, member of the
for the 16 new Senators elected sev- League of Nations Secretariat in Ge-
eral weeks ago, President Robertson neva for the past 12 years, will dis-
said. cuss "The British Commonwealth of
Although the Senate usually meets Nations and Its International Rela-
every other week, President Robert- tions" at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow in the
son explained, it was decided to carry Rackham lecture hall.
over regular business proceedings to Mr. Hall was born in Australia and
tonight's meeting, as last week the graduated from Oxford University in
Senate met chiefly to elect officers 1920. He has taught at Australias
and to acquaint the new members University of Sydney and at Syra-
with those already in. cuse University in the United States,
and is the author of "The British
Rich Gold Ore Deposits Commonwealth of Nations." His
talk is sponsored by the economics
Are In California Mine department.

atre." Known for her ability to as
sume a half dozen or more parts, she Armyappointments
has presented her modern monologues
on the radio, the stage and in book Three senior medical students have
form. been tendered appointments by the
United States Army, Col. Leon A.
* 1in *-1 Fox, of the ROTC medical unit an-
C nounced today.
The men are, William H. Ander-
m ' In Lit School son, Ewen, Mich., John C. Benson
Flint, Mich., and Paul C. LeGolvan,
Marquette, Mich. The appointments

of their responsibilities, would cut
down their cheating under the honor
Prof. Anthony J. Jobin of the
French department: "I don't believe
in it. I think the great majority of
students are honest, but there are
a few dishonest individuals. It's
not fair for the honest students to
be placed at a disadvantage in a
system shielding the dishonest."
Richard Waterman, '40: "There
may be some question as to whether
or not an honor system similar to
that practiced in the engineering
school, is worth applying to the lit-
erary college. However, if the sys-
tem has worked satisfactorily for the

Colonel Fox said, are based upon strict
army physical requirements and high
academic standing, and are more like
a fellowship than a regular intern-
ship because the men will be on the
payroll of the army for one year.
The three men were selected by
Colonel Fox to compefe with other
senior medical students from all
over the country.
Prof. Koella Will Speak
To Le Cercle Francais
Prof. Charles E. Koella of the ro-
mance languages department will re-
late his experiences abroad this sum-

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