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Psychology Of War,
A Pseudo-Science .



Campus Leaders
Endorse Monday's
Goodfellow Drive


Honor Societies, Campus
Groups Will Cooperate
To HelpLocal Needy
Special Daily Sales
Will Provide Funds
The fifth annual Goodfellow drive
for the benefit of needy students and
underprivileged families of Ann Arbor
made an auspicious start last night
when an executive committee of 25
campus leaders was named to endorse
and support the campaign.
The Goodfellow drive, the only an-
nual all-campus organized and spon-
sored charity drive, is administered
solely by students. This year's con-
certed campaign will culminate in
Monday's sale of a special edition of
The Daily.
150 Workers In 1938
The drive, which last year raised
more than $,100 and ha inathe past
raised as much as $1,675 in a single
day's campaign, elisted in 1938 more
than 150 Goodfellow volunteers who
for 10 hours canvassed downtown
Ann Arbor and the University cam-
pus in an intensified effort to raise
funds for local charities.
Serving on the executive committee
this year are Dennis Flanagan, '40,
editor of the Goodfellow edition; Dor-
othy Shipman, '40, president of the
League; Donald Treadwell, '40, presi-
dent .of the Union; Barbara Bassett,
'40, president of Panhellenic Associa-
tion; Mary Frances Reek, '40, presi-
dent of Assembly; Tom Adams, '40,
president of Interfraternity Council
and Wilbur Davidson, '40, secretary
of Interfraternity Council and Philip
Westbrook, '40, president of Congress.
Cooperating In Drive
Also cooperating in the campaign
are Carl Petersen, '40, managing edi-
tor of The Daily; Paul Park, '40,
business manager of The Daily: Ze-
novia Skoratko, '40, women's busi-
ness manager of The Daily; Donald
Richey, '41, acconts manager of The
Daily; Betty Slee, '40, chairman of
Women's Judiciary Council; Carl
Wheeler, '40E, chairman of Men's Ju-
diciary Council; Robert Rosa, Grad.,
president of the American Student
Union and Daniel Suits, '40, chair-
man of the Student Religious Associa-
The Goodfellow drive will also be
aided b Harriet Sharkey, '40, chair-
man of the Women's Athletic Associa-
tion; Anne Hawley, '40, president of
Scroll; Maxine Baribeau, '40, presi-
dent of Senior Society; Patty Haislip,
'40, president of Mortar Board; Jane
Grove, '41, president of Wyvern; Tom
Harmon, 41, president of Sphinx; Ed
Htchens, '40, president of Druids;
Dye Hogan, '40, president of the "M"
club; and John Harwood, '41E, presi-
dent of Triangles.
Sociology Aid
Dies Yesterday
Mrs. Mary H. Loree, 36,
Succumbs After Illness
Mrs. Mary Hendrickson Loree,
secretary in the University's sociol-
ogy department and prominent Ann
Arbor resident, died yesterday in St.
Joseph's Mercy Hospital after a brief
Mrs. Loree was a graduate of the
University and was born in Chicago.
She was 36 years old.
She is survived by her son, Dean
H. Loree; her mother, Mrs. Forman
Hendrickson of San Diego, Calif.;
and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Irvin
of Ann Arbor and Mrs. Grace Hen-
drickson Ayres of San Diego.
Funeral services will be held at
2 p.m. tomorrow at the Muehlig
chapel, Rev. Henry Lewis officiating.
Pall bearers will include E. J. Hunt-
ington, Dr. Herbert G. Watkins,
assistant secretary of the University,

and Prof. Edgar A. Kahn of the
medical school.
International Club
Will Meet Today
Another round-table on the ori-
gins of the Second World War will
be the feature of an International
Relations Club meeting at 7:30 p.m.
today in Room 304 of the Union.

Garg To Print
Harmon Story
In Next Issue
"All American Griefs," an article
by Tom Harmon, Michigan grid
sparkplug, concerning the trials and
tribulations of top-notch football,
features the December issue of the
Gargoyle, to be out on campus
Thursday, according to Ellis Wunsch,
'40, editor of the magazine.
In addition to the Harmon opus,
the Garg will play (with fortitude if
not trepidation) an expose of the
SNYDDLICK, an investigation which
will follow the magniloquent crea-
ture from the time of its birth from
the egg until its latest hangover. The
SNYDDLICK's revelation, Wunsch
mentioned, is thoroughly illustrated,
a point, which should prove inter-
esting. The December issue of the
Garg will be sold to no one under
the age of 14, he added.
The day's doldrums will at last be
recorded in a brililant investigation,
(with photographs), of campus ac-
tivities around the hour of three in
the afternoon. The roving camera
herein covers many angles, including
such items as campus beauty parlors
and The Daily women's desk.
Letter To Ask
Aid In Crippled
Children Drive
Committee Wants Support
For Petition For Special
Session OfLegislature
In a letter to be published by the
Statewide Committee To Aid Crippled
Children, more than 1,000 fraternal,
social and civic groups throughout
the state will be asked to support the
petition drive to secure a special ses-
sion of the legislature to provide ade-
quate funds for the care of the
crippled andoafflictedrchildren,
Harry Stutz, Grad., acting secretary
of the committee, announced yester-
The letter will explain that many
sick and indigent children are un-
able to secure proper medical and
hospital treatment and will ask re-
cipients of the letter to help circu-
late the petitions in an effort to
secure thousands of signatures, Stutz
continued. This drive will culmin-
ate in a conference to be held on
Jan. 19.
"It is the belief of the Committee,"
Stutz pointed out, "that whatever
the outcome of the present conflict
between he governor and the Crippled
Children's Commission, the problem
will remain. of providing adequate
medical and hospital care for all
sick and indigent children of Michi-

Raider Sinks
British Ship,
Report Says
'Doric Star' Named Victim
Of German Battleship
In Southern Atlantic
Vessel Reported
Off African Coast
LONDON, Dec. 4.-(P)-The 10,-
086-ton steamship Doric Star was
reported sunk in the South Atlantic
today by the German pocket battle-
ship Admiral Scheer.
The Doric Sar was a British
freighter of 10,086 gross tons. Con-
structed in 1921, it was operated
from London, its home port, by the
Blue Star Lines. It was owned by
the Union Cold Storage Co., Ltd.,
of London. The ship carried a crew
of 70 and accommodations for six
passengers. It was not known whe-
ther any passengers were aboard.
Repored Off Africa
The Doric Star last was reported
off the East African coast Nov 16
when some survivors of the British
tanker Africa Shell said the Admiral
Scheer attacked. Other survivors
said the raider was the Deutschland.
The British fleet has been hunt-
ing the Admiral Scheer and her sis-
ter pocket battleship the Deutsch-
land, which are known to have been
roving the seas in search of British
and French shipping, since the early
days of the war.
The Admiral 'Scheer was first re-
ported in South Atlantic waters when
she sank the British freighter Clem-
ent off Bahia, Brazil, Oct. 2. Surviv-
ors later identified their attacker as
the Admiral Scheer.
Slipped Thru Blockade
The Admiral Scheer is one of Ger-
many's trio of pocket battleships
which apparently slipped through the
British blockade early in the war to
take up their raiding career.
The sister ships are the Deutsch-
land, last reported in the North At-
lantic where she destroyed the Bri-
tish armed cruiser, the Rawalpindi,
and the Graf Spee, whose where-
abouts still are a mystery. The Graf
Spee has not been reported in weeks.
The three vessels were built to
outrun heavy battleships and out-
shoot faster cruisers. They have a
cruising radius of 10,000 miles and
a speed of 26 knots.
New Secret Weapon
Claimed By British
LONON, Dec. 4.-(1)-An a uthor -
tative source said today that Bitin
had devised - "very satisfactory"
new secret weapon to combat Ger-
man magnetic mines.
Announcement that fishermen vol-
unteers on trawler minesweepers were
using a new method closely guarded
by the navy came as the Allied block-
ade of German shipping was extend-
ed to include the seizure of German
exports even though carried in neu-
tral ships.
Two steamers were reported sunk
by mines. The 3,829-ton British
freighter Eskdene went down and
her crew of 29 was landed in Scot-
land. It was disclosed the 2,159-ton
Swedish freighter Rudolf was sunk
yesterday off the British coast. Her
crew of 23 escaped in lifeboats.

State Bankers'
Annual Parley
Planned Here
Business Administration
School Sponsors Talks
At Union Tomorrow
Two-Day Session
Will Attract 200
Approxin itely 200 bnnklers are
expected to attend the second annual
Bank Study Conference whis is be-
ing held under the cooperative spon-
sorship of the Michigan Bankers'
Association, the State Banking De-
partment and the School of Busi-
ness Administration tomorrow and
Thursday in the Union, it was an-
nounced yesterday.
The first study sessions of the con-
ference will be held at 10:15 a.m.
tomorrow. The first will consider
"The Development of Standards"
and will feature an address by Prof.
R. G. Rodkey, of the School of Busi-
ness Adiministration. J. V. Norman,
Jr., of Louisville, Ry., will address
the other session on the subject of
"Reserves Against Earning Assets."
Dean Clare E. Griffin of the School
of Business Administration will pre-
side at a luncheon meeting which
will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the
Union. "Banks and the Government
Bond Market" will be the subject
of an address by Prof. L. H. Seltzer,
of Wayne University, formerly asso-
ciated with the Treasury Depart-
ment, after the luncheon.
The Glee Club will entertain the
delegates to the Conference after
a dinner at 6:15 p.m. in the Union.
Prof. J. R. Hayden of the political
science department will speak after
dinner on^"America and the War in
The last study conference, con-
sidering "Management Investment
Portfolios of Country Banks," will
be held at 9 a.m. Thursday. L. R.
Lunden, of the University of Minne-
sota, editor of "Investment and
Financial Review," will address this
Round Table discussions will fol-
low this conference, and a luncheon
meeting will be held at 12:15 p.m.
in the Union. Dr. R. E. Badger will
discuss the subject of "Investments
in Relation tohCurrent Operations"
after the luncheon.
Adjournment of the Conference
will take place following a business
meeting which will be held at 2:30
f debaters Face
Teams To Talk Today
On Railroad Problem
Edgar Clinton and John Huston,
both '41, will debate for Michigan in
the final Big Ten contest of the sea-
son on the railroads question at 8 p.m.
Thursday in the North Lounge of the
Union, Arthur Secord, men's debate
coach, announced yesterday.
The team will meet a negative
squad from Northwestern Univer-
sity in the fourth non-decision con-
test of the semester on the question,
"Resolved: That the Federal Govern-
nent Should Own and Operate the
Michigan's home debates a r e
sponsored by the Union Executive
Council under the direction of
Charles E. Kerner, '41E. An open
forum discussion will follow the de-

Michigan Technic Goes
On S a I e Tomorrow
Variety will be the keynote of the
32-page issue of the Michigan Tech-
nic which goes on sale tomorrow,
according to J. Anderson Ashburn,
'40E, editor-in-chief.
From technical articles on "Evolu-
tion of Wing Design," "Arc Welding"
and "Cutting Fluids" this issue
jumps to a digression on the topic
of choice football seats and why the
students are usually left holding the
bag. As a special feature this
month, the "In and Around Ann
Arbor" column will include gift sug-
59 To Be Installed
By Phi IKanna Phi

Say Helsinki Abandoned

Finland Reports Success


Finland's Past Histry Explains
Present Crisis, Stanton Asserts

Little Finland's position in its hos-
tilities with Soviet Russia is colored
by political, economic and social past
relationships with its powerful eas-
tern neighbor, Dr. John W. Stanton
of the history department observed
yesterday in an interview.
Contrary to general belief, he ex-
plained, the Finns were never poli-
tically independent until 1919. Until
1809, he added, Sweden owned Fin-
land, which thereafter fell under
Russian domination until the World
Finland Culturally Advanced
Consequently, Dr. Stanton com-
mented, the dominant population in
Finland has a Swedish strain. Under
the Czarist regime, he added, Fin-
land was the most culturally ad-
vanced province in Russia, and was
always orientated toward the west
and especially toward Sweden.
The retaliation issue crops up in
the present warfare, Dr. Stanton
noted, when it is remembered that
Finland is the only Baltic state lib-
erated during the World War which
has not been content to let the'Rus-
sian Bolsheviks alone. The Finns, at
Fourth Lecture
Will Be Given
By Kaltenborn
Radio's Marco Polo in pince nez-
H. V. Kaltenborn, dean of news
broadcasters-will give the fourth in
this year's Oratorical Association lec-
tures at 8:15 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12,
in Hill Auditorium.
Mr. Kaltenborn's speech will have
the same title as the radio program,"
Kaltenborn Edits the News," which
brought the 60 year-old newspaper-
rhan into international prominence.
A Harvard Phi Beta Kappa, form-
er foreign correspondent for the
Brooklyn Eagle and tutor of young
Vincent Astor, Hans von Kaltenborn
began his radio career 17 years ago
in the experimental Westinghouse
station in Newark. Later he appeared
regularly over Station WEAF deliver-
ing 30-minute talks on current events.
He has been a 'Columbia Broadcast-
ing System commentator since 1930.
Mr. Kaltenborn broadcast the Span-
ish Civil War with portable equip-
ment near the battle-lines, interpret-
ed Europe's September 1938 crisis
from a bed-equipped New-York stu-
dio, and roved around Europe inter-
viewing leaders and reporting events
of the outbreak of the second World
He can speak four languages-
English, French, German and Span-
ish - extemporaneously. He never
prepares scripts in advance, prefer-
ring a few scribbled notes for a half
hour's talk. An inveterate traveler,
he spends his vacations from the
microphone lecturing in all parts of
the United States. He claims that he
never delivers the same talk twice.
Much of Mr. Kaltenborn's prestige
has been built up by the accuracy of
his predictions. He predicted the
downfall of the Dollfuss regime in
Austria, the Spanish rebellion and the
Franco-English capitulation at Mu-
nich last year.

the time of their liberation, were
vidlently anti-Russian, he pointed
Effort To Dominate Russia
In 1919, led by Baron von Manner-
heim-the present comnander-n-'
chief of the Finnish Army-the
Finns were the spearhead of an
Allied effort to dominate Russia, he
explained. In addition, he continued,
Russia considers Finland almost a,
creature of Germany, as it was a
German army under von der Glotz
who drove the Bolsheviks out of
Finland and paved the way for
Finnish independence and democ-
This past history is all the more
conducive to Russia's desire to grab
Finland, Dr. Stanton observed,' when
an additional fact is considered,
namely, that Finland is one of the
best military bases for operation
against Russia. The Soviets' second
city, Leningrad, is dangerously close
to the Finnish border, he explained,
and the Finns are in a position to
cut off the vital Leningrad-Mur-
mansk railway.
Another interest, an economic one,
colors Russia's interest in Finland,
Dr. Stanton observed. Although
Russia possesses a great quantity of
mineral resources, he explained,
there are no nickel mines yet exploit-
ed in the country Finland, on the
other hand, has large nickel deposits,
he added.
Still other considerations in the
present hostilities, Dr. Stanton ob-
served, are the Soviet Union's im-
perialistic ambitions. Just as Fin-
land would make an excellent base of
operations against Russia, he con-
cluded, so would it make a good
springboard for Russian domination
of the Scandinavian nations, Norway
and Sweden.
ASU To Hold
Peace Forum
Group P la n s Meeting
At UnionThursday
A Peace Forum, sponsored by the
Peace Commission of the American
Student Union, will be held at 3:30
p.m. Thursday, in the North Lounge
of the Union to formulate definite
proposals on peace developments.
The proposals will' be presented to
the general Pre-Convention ASU
meeting next week.
Having as their topic "Soviet Rus-
sia, Finland, and American Peace,"
James Duesenberry, Grad., speaker
of the Student Senate, and Hugo
Reichard, Grad., chairman of the
Peace Commission, will address the
group, while Robert Rosa, Grad.,
president of the American Student
Union on the campus, will act as
The Peace Forum is being spon-
sored by the Peace Commission in
an effort to stimulate thought and
action on the campus on the general
subject of peace. All those inter-
ested are invited to attend the meet-
ing and participate in the open de-
bate which will follow.

Administration Discards
Motion To Cut' Relations
With Expanding Russia
Finns' Government
Remains In Session
HELSINKI, Dec. 4.-(IP)-Fig'.'ng
Finland tonight claimed new suc-
cesses against Soviet Russia invaders
and steeled herself for new and more
vigorous assaults expected by land,
sea and air.
This ghost-like capital, deserted
except for defenders and those neces-
,sary for vital services, was grateful
for lowering clouds and snowfall
which kept Russian bombers away
and gave time to strengthen defenses
and clear away the debris of last
week's air bombardment.
1,500' Russians Captured
As night fell without further air
raids on Helsinki a government
spokesman announced that in the
eastern sector North of Lake Ladoga
the Finns had captured 1,500 Russian
troops. He said no further details of
the capture were available.
(In the North, reports reaching
Kirkenes, Norway, said 20,000 first
line, well-equipped Finnish troops
were standing off the Russian attack
on the Arctic region of Petsamo. The
reports said several thousand Soviet
troops had landed in that area but
Finnish leaders declared their well-
trained regiments in the Far North
would not be pushed back).
Swedish Mediation Refused
The Helsinki government an-
nounced the Swedish minister to Mos-
cow, who had been asked to seek
peaceful mediation of the Russian-
Finnish 'conflict, had not yet been
received at the Kremlin.
The government here remained in
almost continuous session but it was
said that no important inner political
developments had occurred.
No decision for the government to
leave Helsinki had been reached al-
though vigorous efforts were being
made to board up the city in prepara-
tion for new bombing raids.
Soviet Charges Finns
Abandon Helsinki

U.S.S.R.; Soviets


Dec. 4.--(P) -Soviet

Director Hoyer To Concentrate
On Casting For Coming Opera

Rusia charged tonight that the "so-
called government" of Finland al-
ready had abandoned its capital and
refused Swedish efforts to mediate
the conflict.
A communique by Tass, official So-
viet News Agency, said Premier Vy-
acheslaff Molotoff had explained to
the Swedish minister that the Soviet
government does not recognize the
"So-called government" of Finland
which already has left Helsinki in
an unknown direction and therefore
there now can be no question of any
negotiaions with this 'government'."
The statement added that Russia
recognizes the "People's" govern-
ment, which Russia has proclaimed
was born at Terijoki on Finnish ter-
ritory, as the only government Of
Hull Discards Move
To Break With Russia
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.-(P)-Any*
move to rupture diplomatic relations
with Soviet Russia appeared today to
have been definitely discarded by the
administration-at least for the time
Although some members of the
Senate and House called for the break
as a further rebuke to the Soviets for
their invasion of Finland, the word
was passed that officials desired to
proceed cautiously.
Secretary Hull said at his press con-
ference that there was nothing for
him to take up on the question of
breaking off relations.
Twelve Honored

Frank Murphy was once up ther
in the "pony" chorus, painted and
glamorous as any Broadway chorine,
and then again Tom Dewey set fem-
inine hearts a-flutter as the hero
of "Top of the Mornin'."
That was during the golden days
of the Union Opera, when the pro-
ductions led the parade of college
shows, when the Opera annually
toured the nation's largest cities.
This year a determined effort is
being made to revive the Opera and
start it on its way toward the na-
tional prominence that it once en-
Now that the lush antics of ad-
vance publicity are past, work on the
Opera for the next few weeks will
center around the phases of casting
and production.
A skeleton organization of business
and production chairmen has been
formed, and the full committees, in-
cluding more than 100 men who reg-

begins after a whirlwind publicity
campaign, the brainchild of Charles
Heinen, '40, co-publicity chairman,
had kept the campus guessing for
several weeks.
Heinen wanted to demonstrate to
the campus the character of "Lee
Grant", leading man of the play.
Grant's role is that of a madcap
freshman practical joker. To adver-
tise him, therefore, Heinen, assisted
by a group of ten freshmen, estab-
lished Grant as an actual student,
included his name in the student
directory and gave him notoriety
through a series of pranks that en-
raged the sophomores, the sorority
girls and virtually all other groups
that were susceptible to practical
But the sophomores, goaded by the
evanescent Grant, who had by then
become leader of the freshman class,
couldn't take it. They caught Tom
Dalrymple, '43, Robert Cavanaugh,
'43, and Floyd Harrison, '41E, while



Floor Show, Booths Planned
For Soph Winter Wonderland'

In addition to the regular floor1
show, movies and boths and exhibits
by campus organizations, Myme
A check-up made last night re-
vealed that the following campus
housing units are leading in per-
centages of members buying tic-
kets for Sophomore Cabaret:
Lambda Chi Alpha, 80 per cent;
Alpha Epsilon Phi, 62 per cent;
Delta Gamma, 16 per cent, and in-
-,... .w. +y# m r-" T T 11 n r

children, sophomore women will do-
nate the entire profit from Sopho-
more Cabaret this year to the
Crippled Children's Benefit Commit-
tee, according to Agnes Crow, '42,
general chairman.
Pledging their cooperation in this
project different campus organiza-
tions have planned 28 exhibitions for
.both Friday and Saturday nights.
Those who have planned exhibits
are as follows: The Daily, National

As Sphinxes


The Sphinxes, on their traditional
ride, went a-tapping at some juniors'
doors last night and picked ten stu-

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