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VOL. L. No. 63 Z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, DEC. 7, 1939

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Roosevelt Acts
To Help Finns;
Red Cross Aid
To Collaborate
Plans Discussed To Return
Baltic Nation's War-Debt
PaymentsAlready Made
Food And Supplies
May Be Sent Later
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.-(A')-The
administration marshalled its ec-
onomic forces today for indirect sup-
port of Finland in her fight against
Russian invasion, while President
Roosevelt expressed a hope that the.
Baltic nation would be able to pre-
serve her "free political and social
institutions."
The President conferred with Jesse
Jones, head of the Federal Loan Ad-
ministration, and Norman Davis,
chairman of the American Red Cross,
on a program for aiding Finland.
Mr. Roosevelt also took the occa-
sion of Finland's Independence Day
to address a telegram to President
Kallio of Finland, saying:
Voices Esteem For Finns
"This anniversary on which the
Finnish people recall with pride the
achievement of their independence
gives me yet another welcome occa-
sion to voice the wholehearted esteem
felt for them and for their govern-
ment of the United States.
"It is my earnest hope that these
tragic days may not be long in giv-
ing way to a happier era to permit
the Finnish people to continue, un-a
troubled, the steady development oft
their free political and social institu-(
tions which have aroused the admira-
tion of the American people."
With Jones, Mr. Roosevelt sought
to determine what might be done for
the Finnish people through the gov-
ernment's lending agencies. Jones
said later there might be a move to
send the Finns things to eat and wear,
such as cotton, corn and wheat, sur-
plus products in the United States.
Discusses Relief For Finland
Davis and the President discussed
relief for Finland. Davis told report-
ers the American Red Cross had tele-
graphed $10,000 to the British Red
Cross for medical supplies to be flown
from Britain to Finland. In addi-
tion, $15,000 has been set aside forc
further supplies which will be sent
from here. Moreover, the Red Cross
chapters throughout the United States
wlil collect funds for relief distribu-t
tion in Finland.
Another development was an asser-l
tion by Representative Hook (Dem.,s
Mich.) that he would draft legislation1
to turn over to Finland the payments
she has made on her war debt. Presi-I
dent Roosevelt said yesterday he had
instructed Secretary of the Treasury
Morganthau to hold the Dec. 15 pay-
ment of $234,693 in a special account
until he could get Congress' permis-
sion to return it to Finland. <
Be A Goodfellow -
Ernest Bates
Dies At Home
Former Grad Well-Known
As Writer And Critic
Ernest Sunderland Bates, '02, died
suddenly Monday of a heart attack
at his home, Edgehill Inn, Spuyten
Duyvil, N.Y. at the age of 60. Author,
critic, former literary editor of the
Dictionary of American Biography,

Mr. Bates was widely recognized in
literary circles.
His work ranged oversa wide field,
including such works as "This Land'
of Liberty," "The Story of the Su-
preme Court," "Hearst,ithe Lord of
San Simeon," (with Oliver Carlson),
and "The Bible Designed to be Read
as Living Literature." He had re-
viewed books for many years for the
Saturday Review of Literature, the
Herald-Tribune and the New York
Times.
Mr. Bates received his masters de-
gree here in 1903 and taught here dur-
ing the summer of 1934, at which
timehe gavena series of lectures on
the modern novel. He also taught
at Oberlin, Columbia, Arizona and
Oregon.
- Be A GoodfeUow
Prof. Sunderland
Goes To Washington
Prof. Edson R. Sunderland of the
law school has,.gone to Washington,
D.C. to attend a meeting of the Ad-

Groups Are Enthusiastic
A bout Goodfellow Drive

Dormitories

Needy Children
By Proceeds

Like Little Boy Above Are Aided
From Goodfellow 'Daily' Sales

Preparations for Monday's sale ofi
the special Goodfe6ow edition of The1
Daily began in earnest yesterday as
fraternities, sororities, honor societiesI
and other groups indicated their en-
thusiasm and promised their fullest1
cooperation in the one-day Good-+
fellow campaign.1
Competition for The Daily lovingI
Today's. Garg
Examines Life,
Of 1"nyddlick'1
Elementary unnatural history will1
receive good play in the hands of to-'
day's issue of the Gargoyle, with its
penetrating investigation of the pri-
vate life 'of the SNYDDLICK, an un-
common creature sired by the staff
of E. Wunsch's humor magazine for
campus consumption.
Excerpts from the detailed account,
of the Plume Tailed or Sag Belly
Snyddlick indicate the creature's in-,
herent desire to "haunt downtown
sections of cities long after bedtime."
Knowledge of the animal should prove
useful if not interesting to the cam-,
pus, Wunsch said.
Supplementing the biological ac-
count among other things is a short3
story by Dennis Flanagan called by1
the Garg staff the best of the contest
stories yet encountered. James Allen
of Perspectives was quoted as "gnash-
ing my teeth," at missing the opus
for his publication. C
Be A Goodfellow
Quarterdeck Meets TodayL
Anthony Dipalma; '39E, will ad-
dress Quarterdeck, naval architec-
ture honorary society, on the sub-
ject: "Several Interior Arrangements
of Different Yacht Types," at its

cup, the award given to the organiza-I
tion that rolls up the largest bankroll I
(including their own contributions)<
from the sale of Goodfellow Dailies,
was intensified as advance subscrip-
tions continued to pour in. The bulk
of the Goodfellow Fund, in past years,!
has been rather evenly split between
advance subscriptions and streetl
sales during Goodfellow day.,
The executive committee of 25 cam-1
pus leaders, however, stressed the im-
portance of pre-drive pledges, and en-
couraged their submission before Sat-
urday. The ,committee, moreover,
plotted the sales strategy which they?
hoped would boost total drive receipts
to a new all-time high. The Good-
fellow drive was initiated five years
ago.
The purpose of the drive was again
emphasized by Mrs. Gordon W. Bre-
voort, secretary of the Family Wel-
fare Bureau, as she cited some of the'
case histories of those Ann Arbor
needy to whom some of the proceeds
of the Gooifellow drive will be de-
voted.
Mrs. Brevoort gave as typical ex-
ample of those aided by Goodfellow
contribution the case of the woman,
23 years old, who suffered an accident
to her left eye during her childhood
and was forced to have that eye re-
moved and resort to a glass eye. She
still, however, retained the sight of
her right eye and was thus able to
be employed as a maid in a local
household.
But recently she has developed a
progressive disease in her right eye.
She will soon be totally blind. She
has not, however lost courage. Sl
plans to attend a vocational school
for the blind, a school whose tuition
is free. But she needs pocket money
for various, small expenses. She needs
a few new pieces of clothing to give
her self-confidence; some pocket
money for a few essentials. And it is
to the fund derived from the sales

To Hold First
Open House
Students Are Appointed
As Guides In Residences
From 8-11 P.M. Today
President Ruthven
To Be Special Guest;
Students, faculty and townspeople
will have an opportunity to inspect for
the first time the housing facilities ofk
the West Quadrangle plan for hous-I
ing men, at an Open House from 8 to<
11 p.m. today, according to Prof. Karl
Litzenberg, director of Residence
Halls.
A 16-man committee comprised of
the eight house presidents and judi-
ciary council members is in charge of1
the 100 students who will act as7
hosts and guides to conduct visitors
through the 457 rooms which house
945 students, the four dining halls in
which 1,000 meals are served daily,
the kitchens, lounges, study halls and4
recreation rooms.-
President and Mrs. Ruthven, Re-
gents of the University and D. R.
Kennicott, regional director of the
PWA in Chicago, will be special
guests, Professor Litzenberg said.1
Members of the Board of Governors of
the Residence Halls will be present to
receive visitors.
Twenty women will preside at cof-
fee urns in the dining hall. Resident
advisers, assistant resident advisers
and staff assistants will act as hosts
for the evening and house directors
will be in their suites to receiveJ
guests.
Miss Ruth Danielson, Mrs. Mary
Mitchell and Mrs. Martha Ray will
be hostesses in the dining room for
the evening. Governors who will be
present are Prof. Margaret E. Tracy
and Prof. Roger L. Morrison of the
engineering depatrment, Prof. Charles
L. Jamison of the business policy de-
partment, Prof. Carl G. Brandt of the
English department, Prof. John W.
Eaton .of the Germancepartmet,
Dean Alice C. Lloyd, Dean Joseph A.
Bursley and Shirley W. Smith, vice-
president of the University.
Attendants will be present to facili-
tate parking and the checking of
wraps.
Be A Goodfellow3
. j
Commentator
To Talk Here
II. V. Kaltenborn To Give
Series Lecthre Tuesday
Catapulted into sensational ac-
claim by his spot-news interpreta-
tions during the 18-day September
crisis last year, H. V. Kaltenborn,
who will give the Oratorical Associa-
fion lecture at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday,
,ill bring into full play the re-,
sources and experiences of a story-
book career.
The well-known commentator was
the first American journalist to in-
terview Mussolini on the Ethiopian
venture and has Hitler and General
Chiang Kai-Shek on his list of
"conquests."
Kaltenborn became radio's first
news broadcaster in 1922, and for
16 years has been a solid, though
unsensational success. Suddenly, at
the age of 60, his life became dom-
inated by events in Europe which
kept the world on the brink of war,

his friends report. During that
period, he lived, ate and slept in a
radio studio; reading news, talking
by radiophone to European capitals,
listening to speeches and then giving
an immediate, impromptu digest and
explanation of the talks.
This fall, Kaltenborn was again
in Europe during the days before the
declaration of war, broadcasting his
appraisal of the fast-moving events
in London.

Fraternity Men
S ta rt Working
On Xmas Party
Bags Of Fruit And Candy
Will Be Distributed
To Town Kids
in preparation for the coming
Christmas party, 100 sophomore and
junior staff members of the Inter-
fraternity Council began the nerve-
wracking task yesterday of appor-
tioning 600 pounds of peanuts, 5,000
apples, 750 pounds of hard candy
and 400 pounds of candy kisses into
more than 5,000 cellophane bags. The
bags will be distributed to Ann Ar-
bor grade school children at th sec-
ond annual Interfraternity Council
Christmas Party, at 4:15 p.m. Mon-
day in Hill Auditorium, Jerome B.
Grossman of the Council said yester-
day.
Dye Hogan, '40, president of the
'M' Club announced yesterday that
members of the Club will be on hand
Monday to help out. In addition,
fraternity pledges, replete with pots,
will act as ushers to the more than
5,000 children expected. IFC mem-
bers will take the role of Santa Claus'
assistants to dole out the large num-
ber of bags of candy.
Several local dairies have donated
5,000 ice cream cups, and the Loyal
Order of the Moose, a non-profit or-
ganization, has agreed to donate $25
to help defray the cost of the other
refreshments.
Entertainment, as previously an-
nounced will be provided by the Ann
Arbor High School Band and the
University Glee Club, and a short
novelty motion picture will be shown
on a special screen, Grossman said.
In addition to Santa Claus, James
Neilson, '41A, will perform as head
clown assisted by 18 other fraterntiy
men all dressed in circus costumes.
Be A Goodfellow
Rodkey Tells
Banking Group
Of Standards
First Session Hears Past
History Study Needed
To Form Firm Basis
The same general line of attack can
be followed in setting up standards
for all banks, though no two have
identical problems, Prof. Robert G
Rodkey of the School of Business Ad-
ministration told more than 150 Mich-
igan bankers attending the first study
session of the second annual Bankers
Study Conference yesterday in - the
Union.
The first thing that bankers can
learn from a survey of the history
of operating results for the past few
years, said. J. V. Norman, Jr., of
Louisville, Ky., at the same session,
is that "each bank must study with
care the record of its own past ex-
perience in respect to losses on loans
and investments, as well as the av-
erage record of banks in the nation,
to get some idea of what should be
placed in the reserve account." Not
until this is done, he continued, can
a sound dividend policy be formulat-
ed.
L. R. Lunden of the University of
Minnesota, editor of "Investment and
Financial Review," said that bankers
must develop "the will to follow busi-
ness doctrines based on their past ex-
perience," at the second study
session of the Conference yesterday
afternoon in the amphitheatre of the
Rackham Building.

In application of this theory, how-
I (Continued on Page 3)

Northwestern
Meets Debate
SquadToday
Michigan varsity debaters will end
their semester's schedule when they
meet Northwestern on Government
ownership of the railroads at 8 p.m.i
today in the North Lounge of the
Union.
Edgar Clinton, '41, and John Hus-1
ton, '41, will take the affirmative in
the non-decision contest on the topic,
"Resolved: That the Federal Govern-
ment Should Own and Operate theM
Railroads."
Charles E. Kerner, '41, will intro-
duce the speakers. The Michigan de-
bates are sponsor'ed by the Union Ex-
ecutive Council and no admission
charge is made. An open forum dis-
cussion period will follow the debate.I
This is Clinton's first year on cam-
pus. While attending Grand Rapids
Junior College he debated for two
years, was an officer in the Interna-
tional Relations Club and the Quill
Club, and a member of the Men's
Union Cabinet.
Huston debated for two years, was1
on the Ann Arbor high school team
which progressed to the elimination
contests in the Michigan High School
Forensic League, participated in de-
clamation, oratory, and senior play.
He was a member of Masquers dra-!
matic society, business manager of1
the Optimist, a member of Quill andI
Scroll, Student Council, National1
Honor Society, and as a member of'
the Washington Club promoted class
trips to Washington, D.C.
Since he entered the University,
Huston has been a member of the
Anti-War committee, a member of
the assembly council of. the Student'
Religious Association, and is now in
the tutorial system of instruction.
Karl Olson, '40, and R. Erwin Bow-
ers, '41, met a negative Illinois squad
in the first non-decision home debate
last week.
Be A Goodfellow
German Play
Casting Given
Verein Plans Puppet Show
For Next Tuesday
The official cast for the Deutscher
Verein's puppet play, "Dornroes-
chen" or the Sleeping Beauty, which
will be presented at 8:30 p.m. Wed-
nesday, in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre, was announced yesterday
by Dr. Otto G. Graf of the German
department.%
David Gibson, '41, a puppeteer of
wide experience, according to Dr.
Graf, is presenting his Scaletta Mar-
ionettes in an expanded dramatiza-
tion of the famous Grimm fairy tale.
The dramatization of the legend was
prepared by Dr. Graf and James S.
Edwards, also of the German depart-
ment.
Members of the Verein cooperating
in the production are: Elizabeth
Watkins, '41, Lynda Nickl, '40, Judith
Frank, '40, Ethel Winnai, '41, Dor-
othy Farnan, '42, Carl Petersen, '40,
Edward Wetter, Grad., Kenneth
Marble, '41, and Gibson.

Independence Celebrated
By Finns; Heavy Snows
Slow Down Maneuvers
Staff Communique
Announces Assaults
By LYNN SEINZERLING
HELSINKI, Dec. 6.-(P)-Reports
from authoritative sources in London
today disclosed that British firms had
arranged to supply a score of fighting
planes and "a considerable quantity
of other materials" to Finland.
Meanwhile Finland celebrated the
22nd anniversary of her independence
by fighting in the snows of her eas-
tern frontiers for her liberty.
At the end of the day a general
staff communique announced that as-
saults of 200,000 soldiers of the army
of Russia estimated to be engaged in
an attempted invasion had been re-
pulsed on all three fronts.
Eighty Russian tanks had been
wrecked since the war started last
Thursday morning, the staff an-
nouncement said, and 36 Russian air
corps planes brought down.
In today's battles on the southern
front, it was announced eight enemy
tanks were destroyed near Valkjarvi,
near the center of the Karelian Isth-
mus. Valkjarvi is about nine miles
from the Russian border.
On the northern front, where the
Finns were fighting with machine-
guns and automatic rifles in snow-
drifts six feet deep, the )'inns an-
nounced the Russians had bombed
Petsamo, Arctic port, and Pitkaranta
"without success."
The Finns said they brought down
two of the planes.
In Central Finland, a government
spokesman announced that Russian
reconaissance planes machinegunned
civilians, killing one and wounding
sit.
Moscow Says Forces
Have Pierced Finn Lines
MOSCOW, Dec. 7. --P)-- Soviet
Russian military commanders an-
nounced tonight they had broken
through the main Finnish defense
line-"known among Finnish white
guards as the Maginot-Kirke line"-
on the Karelian Isthmus.
The break-through, a communique
from Leningrad military headquar-
ters asserted, was on the eastern sec-
tion of the isthmus after artillery
preparation.
The Soviet troops "forced the river
Taipaleenioki and are advancing
northwards," the communique said.
In the center of the isthmus, the
Russians -said their forces occupied
Korpioja on the branchline which
runs from Viipuri to Valkjarvi. The
Russians reported occupation of Val-
kjarvi yesterday.
Be A Goodfellow
Waugh To Give
Fourth Lecture
'Humanity Out Of Doors'
Is SubjectOf Speech
In his fourth :euvare of a' series
of five, Dr. Frank A. Waugh, Profes-
sor Emeritus of Landscape Architec-
ture at Massachusetts State College,
will speak on "Humanity Out Of
Doors" at 4:15 pa. today, in the
Rackham Amphitheatre. This lec-
ture, as the others, deals with the
environment as a natural resource,
with reference to the relation of the
environment to recreation as an im-
portant form of land use.
During William T. Jardine's term
as Secretary of Agriculture, Dr.
Waugh was appointed a member of
the expedition which climbed Mt.
Hood in Washington to investigate

forestry and landscape conditions
there. At present Dr. Waugh is a
consultant of the U.S. Forest Serv-

Britain Sends Aid

To

Finnish Army;

Russians Advance

open meeting at 7:30 p.m. today in i of the Goodfellow Daily that she htopes
the West Engineering Building. to find this assistance.
Dewey's Entrance In Campaign
Brings Forth Opposing Opinions

__

Twelfth Annual Soph Cabaret

By WILLIAM B. ELMER
There are two existing viewpoints
on the early declaration of Thomas
Edmund Dewey, '23, to run for the
Republican nomination for presi-
dent, Prof. Harold M. Dorr of the
political science department said yes-
terday.
One of these maintains that Dewey
is making a bad move while Van-
denberg and Taft are playing a more
cautious game by waiting until the
Democrats name their entries for
the race, Professor Dorr said. The
other view is that allz the Republican
aspirants should remain quiet for
the time being. But, under the cir-
cumstances, Professor Dorr ex-
plained, the early declaration on
the part of Dewey was the wisest and
perhaps the only course open to
him. For Dewey has not been in
the limelight as long as either Van-
denberg or Taft. and moreover, in
his position as district attorney for

portant part in the campaign, Pro-
fessor Dorr pointed out, is the tre-
mendous popularity Dewey has won
for himself through his vigorous
action as district attorney, for this
appeals to the public more so than
positive stands on foreign and na-
tional questions.
Perhaps an insight into the nature
of Dewey's plan of action is offered
by his desire to deliver his first
speech, as a declared candidate for
nomination, in Minneapolis yester-
day, Professor Dorr explained, inas-
much as Minnesota has the youn-
gest man to ever enter actively into
a presidential race, and these fac-
tors may indicate that he is making
a play for the, younger voters.
A very important barometer to
Dewey's popularity and possible suc-
cess in a presidential campaign, Pro-
fessor Dori pointed out, is his con-
sistent holding if top place in the
national public oninion nolls.

I

Hopes To Attract 6,000 People

Technic Cover Shows
Tree That Isn't There
Apparent failure of Building and
Grounds officials to conform with
the cover scene on the December
issue of the Technic brought editors
of the engineering publication anxi-
ous moments as the first day of sales
opened today.
Depicted on the cover of the Tech-
nic is the decorated Christmas tree
_.t. . .. . . - e _ _llnwr -m a '.

More than 6,000 are expected to at-
tend "Winter Wonderland," 12th an-
nual Soph Cabaret, which will be held
tomorrow and Saturday at the League,
Rosebud Scott, '42, ticket chairman,
said last night.
This year the proceeds from Soph
Cabaret will be turned over to the
Crippled Children's Benefit Commit-
The following houses are leading
the ticket sales for Soph Cabaret:
Per Cent
Alpha Xi Delta ...........90
Lambda Chi ..............80
Alpha Epsilon Phi ........66
Acacia ...................60
Delta Gamma ............45
Kappa Delta Rho .......30
' T31-, nhiT o TI.a .5

munity sympathy for the crippled
children whose opportunities for nec-
essary corrective treatment have been
curtailed, Carl Petersen, '40, chair-
man of the Benefit Committee said.
"Winter Wonderland" will be open
from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and from 8:30
p.m. to 1 a.m. tomorrow. It will be
presented from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and
from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday.
Fifty girls will participate in the floor
show which will be given at 4:30 p.m.
and 10:15 p.m. on both days.
More than 200 girls will act as
hostesses according to Margot Thom
'42, hostess chairman. Woody Macki
and his orchestra will provide music
for dancing.
One of the cases that will be helped
Uf- A f-" m:_ u+mr - fjn -anr $1

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ice.
'Third Of A Nation'
Has Near Full House
Play Production presented Arthur
Arent's " . . . one third or a na-
tion . . ." last night in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre before a near-
enariy wleneenn

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