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Soviet Bombing
Can't Be Justified .

VOL. L. No. 60 Z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, DEC. 3, 1939
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Rackham Building
To Cost $1,500,000
Planned In Detroit

Senior Ball,
Frosh Frolic
Petitions Due

Candidates For
School Senior
Also Asked To



Philanthropist's Memorial
Is For Use Of Extension
And Engineering Groups
Construction Work
To BeginIn 1940
A $1,500,000 educational building
containing permanent headquarters
for the University Extension Service
and the Engineering Society of De-
troit will be erected next year in
Detroit as a memorial to the "public
spirit and philanthropy" of Horace
H. Rackham and Mrs. Mary A. Rack-
Announcement of plans for the
construction of the new building,
which will be one of the finest of its
kind in the United States, was made
here today by the Engineering Society
of Detroit.
Work Begins In 1940
Construction work will begin early
in 1940, and will be completed in
The Extension Service and the
Engineering Society of Detroit will
share the facilities of the building,
which will contain modern auditor-
iums, classrooms, administrative of-
fices, banquet halls, and meeting
rooms. The architecture and en-
gineering firm of Harley and Elling-
ton has been awarded the contract
for the construction.
The building will be located on
the south side of Farnsworth Ave.,
facing the Detroit Institute of Arts,
and diagonally across Woodward Ave.
from the Detroit Public Library. It
will be a center for the Detroit En-
gineering Society, largest local en-
gineering society in the world, and
will provide modern facilities for
more than 3,300 citizens of Detroit
who are now receiving University in-
struction through the Extension
Three Basic Units
Three basic units will be Included
in the structure. The central por-
tion contains a large auditorium.
East of the auditorium will be a wing
housing the Engineering Society of
Detroit.* The west wing will con-
tain the quarters for the Universi-
ty Extension Service and the Insti-
tute of Public and Social Administra-
The building will be 404 feet in
length and will vary in width from
150 feet at the center to 65 feet at
the ends.
More than 45,000 square feet of
floor area will be provided in the
Engineering , Society wing of the
Memorial. On the first floor will
be a spacious lobby, large lounge
rooms, and a kitchen Also avail-
able for the Society will be a private
auditorium seating 300 persons, de-,
signed for the presentation of scien-
(Continued on Page 2)
Hitler Orders
Jews Exodus
2,000,000 To Be Moved
Into Polish Reservationi
BERLIN, Dec. 2. --(>)- Nearly
2,000,000 Jews in greater Germany
and Poland will be transferred to the
Jewish reservation in eastern Po-
land set apart by Adolf Hitler, auth-
oritative sources said today.
The transfer of these people to
a segregated district around Nisko
on the San River, a small Polish
town on the new German-Soviet
Russian demarcation line, is being
carried out under Heinrich Himmler,
head of the SS (Elite Guard) and
chief of all German police.
The following groups of Jews are
to be settled there just as rapidly
as conditions permit: 150,000 from

the protectorate of Bohemia-Morav-
ia, 65,000 from Vienna, 30,000 from
Posen and West Prussia, recently an-
nexed from Poland, and 200,000 from
the "Altreich"-the German realm
as it was before expansion began
with the anschluss of Austria.
Graduate Student
Wins Essay Prize
Conelius L. Goli--htiv. Grad..re-

Final SRA Talk
Offered Today
By Ohio Rabbi

Dr. Peller Will Discuss
Salvation Of Religion
In WorldToday
Rabbi James G. Heller, of the Isaac
M. Wise Temple, Cincinnati, will
discuss "How Can Religion Be
Saved in the World Today" at 8
p.m. today in the Rackham Lecture'
Under the joint sponsorship of Hill-
el Foundation and the Student Re-
ligious Association, Rabbi Heller's
talk concludes the "Religious Aspects
of Current Problems" lecture series.
"Ater Dr. Heller's lecures in the,
Religion Parley last summer, it was
requested that he return to the cam-
pus at a time when a greater number
of students could hear him," Ken-
neth W. Morgan, director of the
SRA said. "His skill as a speaker,'
his scholarly background and years
of experience as a Rabbi in Cincin-
nati make this opportunity to hear
Dr. Heller discuss the current re-
ligious situation especially attrac-
Murphy Says Anti-Trust
Laws A pply To Unions
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.-()P)-At-
torney General Frank Murphy today
rejected the American Federation of
Labor's contention that unions were
exempt from the anti-trust laws; and
declined to interfere with the present
anti-trust inquiry into the building
In a letter to President William
Green of the AFL, who had protested
against indictment of unions and
asked for a "frank statement" of
policy, the Attorney General said that
the Supreme Court had ruled in sev-
eral decisions that the anti-trust laws
applied to the activities of labor or-
ganizations and their members.

Balloting For Posts
To Be Held Dec. 13
Petitions for elections of Senior
Ball and Frosh Frolic committee
chairmen and of business adminis-
tration senior class officers will be
accepted tomorrow through Satur-
day, Carl Wheeler, '40E, head of the
Men's Judiciary Council in charge
of the elections, said yesterday.
In the business administration
school election, one vote per posi-
tion will be allowed. In the two
dance elections, in which only one
vote per person is permitted, the
engineering students holding the
greatest. number of votes will be
general chairmen. This is in ac-
cordance with a rotating selection
between the engineering and literary
colleges from year to year.
Balloting will be held Dec. 13.
Committee Of Eight
The freshman class committee is
comprised of eight members: five
from the literary school of whom two"
are women, and three from the Col-"
lege of Engineering. Wheele point-
ed out that first semester freshmen
would not need eligibility cards. In
the event of later ineligibility, the
chairmanships will revert to the
nominee holding the next highest1
number of votes.
The Senior Ball committee is com-
prised of 13 members: five from'
the literary school, two women and
three men from the engineering
school; one from the College of'
Architecture; one from the School
of Music; one from the School of
Nursing; one from the School of
Education and one from the com-
4ined senior classes of the forestry
and pharmacy schools.
Business . School Offices
The Business Administration elec-'
tion will select a president, vice-
president, secretary and treasurer. In
this election also, Wheeler called for
four-member party petitions. This
does not rule out individuals wishing
to run on their own ticket, how-
ever, he said.
In all of the elections, class and
dance, petition requirements call for
a 200 word statement of qualifica-
(Continued on Page 2)
Technic To Feature
Current Problems I
Articles and features relative to
contemporary problems in engineer-
ing will highlight the 32-page De-
cember issue of the Michigan Technic
which will go on sale Wednesday,
according to J. Anderson Ashburn,
'40E, editor-in-chief.
New in this issue will be a forum
presenting opinions of leading in-
dustrialists and educators on the
question of lengthening the engineer-
ing curriculum. Continued will be
such features as "In and around
Ann Arbor," "The Technic Presents"
introducing Prof. Harry Bouchard of
the geodesy and surveying depart
ment and two outstanding seniors
and another professional practice

Hockey Team
Is Shaded 34
In'40 Opener
Two Goals In Last Period
By London AC Decide
Close Game Before 1500
Wolverines' Tally
Made By Stodden
It took a two-goal splurge in the
closing minutes of the opening hockey
game last night at the Coliseum to
convince a scrappy Michigan team
that the London A.C. squad deserved
to skate off the ice at the winning
end of the 3-1 score.
The Wolverines started last night's
fray with little chance of stopping
the fast Canadian team, but before
the evening's festivities were over a
capacity crowd of 1,500 fans saw them
hold the visitors to a one goal tie until
two last-period tallies robbed them of
a victory that might have been theirs.
The Londoners were unable to get
a goal past Spike James until 14
minutes in the second period when
they took advantage of a Michigan
penalty to break through the under-
manned Michigan forces.
But the Lowreymen came back1
early in the next stanza to erase the
one-goal deficit and put themselves
back in the running. However, the
superior power of the Ontario team
began to tell, and two goals by Stan
Butler coming within six minutes of
each other doomed them to disap-
In the closing minutes of the first
frame, the Londoners got their first
real chance when Jim Lapthorne
came in around the Wolverine defense
to face Spike James unmolested, only
to have the goalie captain turn away
(Continued on Page 3)
Five Lectures
On Wild Lands
Will Be Given
Foresters To Hear Waugh
Begin Speech Monday
In Rackham Auditorium
Wild lands and torests will be the
general topic of a series of five
speeches to be given by Dr. Frank
A. Waugh, Professor Emeritus of
Landscape Architecture of Massa-
"husetts State College, starting Mon-
riay and continuing through Friday
n the Rackham Amphitheatre.
Althhugh all persons who are in-
tIeested in this subject will be wel-
come to these lectures, the students
in the School of Forestry and Con-
servation will be expected to attend
as classes will be excused for this
His first two lectures will deal with
the basic elements in the study of
wild lands. These speeches will
start at 11 a.m. as will the talk on
Wednesday on "Lines of Approach to
an Understanding of Natural Ele-
ments in Wild Lands."
"Humanity Out of Doors" will be
the topic of Thursday's address at
4:15 p.m. The last lecture, "Admin-
istrative Problems to Be Considered
in the Management of Wild Lands
for Human Use," will begin at 9 a.m.
Dr.Waugh possesses, as well as
his Professorship at Massachusetts
State College, the degrees of B.Sc.,
D.Sc., M.Sc., and L.H.D. and is a.
consultant of the U.S. Forest Service.

In this position he has given much
attention to the enviornment as a
iatural resource, with particular ref-
erence to the relation of the en-
vironment to recreation as an im-
portant form of land use. The study
of this and other subjects has caused
him to travel widely in this coun-
try and abroad:
M exican Justices'
U.pholdOil Seizure
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 2.-(1P)-The
Supreme Court today voted unani-
mously to uphold the government's
expropriation of the vast foreign oil
industry in Mexico.
The decision rejected the appeal
of 17 American, British and Nether-
lands companies which have car-
ried on a two-year court fight.
The next move in the conflict was
expected to come soon when the De-
partments of Finance and National
Renn. nmvfnt thir vu1ations ,of

Russia Signs Assistance Pact;
FDR Asks 'Moral Embargo'
Agreement Concluded With Finns' 'Peoples' Group ;
President Scores 'Unprovoked' Civilian Bombing

MOSCOW, Dec. 2.-(P)-Joseph
Stalin tonight concluded a quick
mutual assistance pact with the new
Communist-sponsored Finnish "Peo-
ple's" government which granted
him concessions Russia failed to get
from the Helsinki regime of invaded
The pact was announced through
Tass, official news agency, following
Kremlin negotiations participated in
by Stalin and Otto Kuusinen, head
of the "People's" government which
the Soviet Union recognized earlier
in the day.
Terms Of Pact
Under its terms Kuusinen's "demo-
cratic Republic of Finland" agreed
1. Shift the Russian-Finnish bor-
der northward from Leningrad and
to transfer to Russia 3,970 square
kilometers (about 1,537 square miles)
of territory in the Karelian Penin-
2. Lease to Russia for 30 years the
Hangoe Peninsula, on which is locat-
ed Finland's "Gibraltar of the Bal-
tic," and a number of neighboring
islands for the establishment of a
Soviet naval air and military base
for protection against aggression in
the Gulf of Finland.
3. Sell to Russia the Island of
Suursaari (Hogland), Seiskaari, La-
vanasaari, Tutersaari (small and
big), and Kojivisto (Bierke) in the
Gulf of Finland.
4. Sell to Russia parts of the Ry-
bachi and Sredni Peninsulas in the.
Russia's Promises
In return, Russia agreed to:
1. Transfer to the "democratic
Republic of Finland" districts of the
Karelian Peninsula with predominat-
ing Karelian population totaling 70,-
000 square kilometers (about 27,000
square miles).
2. Pay 120,000,000 Finnish marks
(about $6,000,000) for the territory
ceded or leased.
3. Render assistance in armaments
and other war materials "on favor-
able terms."
The two governments also agreed'
to "undertake to render each other
every assistance, including military,
in the event of attack or threat of'
attack on Finland and also in the
event or threat of attack on the
Soviet Union across the Territory of
Finland on the part of any European
Another provision stated that the
contracting parties would refrain
from concluding any alliances or
participate in any coalitions directed
against the other.
A clause was included for a trade
agreement "within the shortest space
of time."
The military stipulations were
agreed upon for a period of 25 years.
They would be renewed automatic-
ally for another 25 years if not abro-
gated within a year of their expira-
IThe agreement was signed by Soy-
iet Premier-Foreign Commissar Mol-
otoff and Kuusinen.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. -(P)-
President Roosevelt followed up his
denunciation of the Soviet attack on
Finland by serving clear notice to-
day that Russia now falls under the
Administration's "moral embargo"
against sale of warplanes to nations
bombing defenseless civilians.
The Chief Executive named no
countries in issuing a formal state-
ment calling the attention of Ameri-
can airplane manufacturers to the
official condemnation of nations
"obviously guilty" of unprovoked
aerial bombardment of civil centers.
The President's statement said:
"The American Government and
the American people have for some
time pursued a policy of whole-
heartedly condemning the unpro-
voked bombing and machine gun-
ning of civilian populations from the
"This Government hopes, to the
end that such unprovoked bombing
shall not be given material encour-
agement in the light of the recent
recurrence of such acts, that Ameri-
can manufacturers and exporters of
airplanes, aeronautical equipment
and materials essential to airplane
manufacture, will bear this fact in
mind before negotiating contracts
for the exportation of these articles
to nations obviously guilty of such
unprovoked bombing."
Church Group
To Offer Talks
By Professors
Student Fellowships Hold
Meetings On Education
And European Situation
University professors will lead the
discussions at the student fellowships
of Ann Arbor churches at their meet-
ings late today. Prof. John L. Brumm
of the journalism department will
speak on "Education For What?" at
the Weslyan Guild at Stalker Hall.
Leading the program of Lutheran
Student Club will be Prof. James K.
Pollock of the political science de-
partment. The subject of his address
will be the present European crisis
and its political implications. "My
Philsophy of Life" will be the topic of
Prof. Richard D. Hollister of the
speech department at the student fel-
lowship supper at the First Congre-
gational Church at 6 p.m.
A the Roger Williams Guild meet-
ing at 6:15 p.m. Prof. William
Schenk of the English department
plans to give readings illustrating the
occurence of "Christ in Poery." Prof.
Leroy Waterman of the Semetic de-
partment will address the student
guild of St. Andrew's Episcopal
Church on the topic "About the Pro-

Foreign Minister Declares
Russia Unable To Destroy
Independence Of Finland
'Heavy Losses' Mark
Border Skirmishes
HELSINKI, Dec. 3. - (P)- E-
battled Finland, proclaiming anew
her determination to remain inde-
pendent; decided today to lay her
case before the League of Nations
as her stubbornly fighting troops
withdrew slowly in the face of over-
whelming Russian invaders.
Military authorities said Finnish
forces fell back along the border in
the Karelian Peninsula, abandoning
five villages, after inflicting "heavy
losses" on the Red army legions.
The decision to refer to the League
the question of Finnish-Russian re-
lations was reached during two
meetings of the Cabinet presided
over by Premier Risto Ryti.
Meeting Of League Sought
(Finland's permanent delegates to
the League of Nations indicated in
Geneva that they might ask an ur-
gent meeting of the League Council
to discuss the conflict with Russia.
They said, however, definite instruc-
tions had not come from Helsinki.)
Foreign Minister Vaino Tanner
declared in a radio address to the
United States that the Finnish na-
tion's "independence and integrity
can not be destroyed by our eastern
He referred to the ruptured nego-
tiations on the Russian territorial
demands and delcared that Russia's
invasion "brought bitter disappoint-
ment shared by 'the entire nation."
The new foreign minister expressed
the hope that Finland and Russa
might yet return to peaceful rela-
tions but added:
"Anyone who believes the Finnish
can be brought, by threats of force,
to make concessions that would
mean loss of liberty is mistaken."
rPetsamo Recaptured
(At Kirkenes, Norway refugees
said the Finns had recaptured Pet-
samo, their chief Arctic port, from
the Russians after an all-night
march in the snow.)
Finnish artillery and anti-tank
guns smashed at the invading Rus-
sian forces and many Soviet tanks
were said to have been destroyed to-
day in addition to the 36 previously
The fortified Mannerheim Line
from which the Finns fought to-
night is' a system of blockhouses, and
pillboxes stretching for miles along
the frontier.
Russian reports of the establish-
ment of a "government" at Erijoki
were treated with scorn by Finnish
officials here. There was no offi-
cial comment but authoritative
sources described the government as
"another Russian gesture."
Sweden Reenforces
Military Preparedness
STOCKHOLM, Dec. 2. -(P)-
Strengthening of Sweden's military
preparedness wds ordered today co-
incident with unconfirmed reports
a national government would be
formed to preserve neutrality and
meet problems of the Russian-Fin-
nish conflict
Carnival-like novelty and coffee
stands with band music to attract
crowds were erected in a square to
raise funds for Swedish forces. Near-
ly 600 Swedes enlisted to fight for
Finland while Finnish students and
workmen crowded their country's
legation to volunteer for service
against the Russians.
The new military measures were
reported primarily to concern Norr-
land, the northernmost of the three

great divisions of the nation, the
Island of Gotland and the coast de-
Hopkins Reports
Business Increase
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.-(AP)-Sec-
retarv Hnnkins renorted today that

Finns Decide To Appeal
Before League Of Nations
As Soviet Army Advances

Jussi Bjoerling, Swedish Tenor,
To Present Concert Tomorrow

inter Wonderland' Proceeds

Jussi Bjoerling, 27-year-old Swe-
dish tenor, will give the fifth con-
cert of the 61st annual Choral Union
Series tomorrow before a capacity
house beginning at 8:30 p.m. in Hill
A few tickets are still available at
the School of Music Office and 'at
the Hill Auditorium box office, Dr.
Charles A. Sink, president of the
University Musical Society indicated
last night.
Hailed as one of the most gifted
successors to Enrico Caruso, Bjoer-
ling has been singing on music hall
stages since he was eight years old.
At that time, he was the youngest
member of the Bjoerling family
quartet that toured Europe and the
United States successfully for five
The young tenor started his solo
career in Stockholm by making a
gramophone recording that is still a
hbet-seller in Sweden .Bioerling's

Will Benefit C
The campus and community will
have an opportunity to give con-
crete support to the drive for funds
for crippled, indigent children whose
opportutities for treatment have
been curtailed, by attending the
Soph Cabaret, Dec. 8 and 9, in the
League, according to Carl Petersen,
'40, chairman of the Crippled Chil-
dren's Benefit Committee.
Proceeds from, "Winter Wonder-
land," twelfth annual Soph Cabaret,
will be turned over to the Benefit
Committee, according to Agnes Crow,
'42, general chairman on the Soph
Additional Performance
An additional afternoon perfor-
mance will be held this year. "Win-

rippled Children
beautiful girls will take part in the
floor show which will be given in
the afternoon and evening, Miss
Crow said.
More than 600 crippled, indigent
children have been discharged from
the University Hospital and 70 other
state institutions since June 1, Peter-
sen said. Unless necessary corrective
treatment is given to these children,
many of them will remain cripples
for life, he declared.
To Solicit Aid
It was for the purpose of soliciting
aid for such cases that the Commit-
tee was formed he said. The Com-
mittee intends to enlist the aid of
every campus organization and as
many local groups as possible to
make this nrniect a scess. he stat-



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