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War Sentiment
1914 And. . 1939.



Russian Drive
Front Halted,
German Submarine Sunk,
British Claim; Merchant

Two Little Maids At The Soph Cabaret




Hungarians Rush
Border Defenses
the Karelian Front, Dec. 8.-()-
Stubbornly resisting Finns have
halted 200,000 Russians and disabled
100 Red tanks hurled at their Kare-
lian Isthmus defenses but gave
ground on two other fronts during
the day,' Finnish commanders re-
ported tonight.
Red Army troops trying to reach
the Mannerheim Line, a water de-
fense system across the Karelian
Isthmus, were turned back with es-
pecially heavy fighting on the eastern
sector along the Tapale River, an
army communique said.
In the Gulf of Finland the Finns
said the Russians occupied Suursaari
(Hoglund) Island after seven days
of shelling and bombing. (A Moscow
communique said the Russians occu-
pied the island four days ago.)
Villages on the island were said
to have been leveled by the Soviet
big guns and air bombs. The island's
defenders, however, made their es-
cape, the communique said.
On the central front, the Finns an-
nounced that Finnish forces were
forced to. withdraw from Suomus-
salmi, village about 15 miles from
the frontier..
Russian calculations of Finnish
weakness have miscarried because the
Finns will "fight to the end-even
after the end," Prime Minister Risto
Ryti declared tonight in a nation-
wide broadcast.
BI&ckade Of Finland
Inauguratl By Russia
COPINHAGEN, Dec. 8. -')-
Scandinavian merchant fleets beat a
hasty retreat from Finnish ports to-
night on the heels of Soviet Russia's
declaration of a blockade of the Fin-
nish coast, supplementing her at-
tack by land, sea and air.
The naval blockade, however, only
hastens by a few weeks the suspen-
sion of shipments every year due to
the great ice blockade which cripples
navigation in the Bothnia and Fin-
nish gulfs.
The Russian blockade was an-
nounced as effective at noon today,
but neutral ships were given until
noon tomorrow to leave the blockaded
zone. After that, Russia warned, the
waters would be "dangerous for
Hungary Strengthened
By Carpathian Defenses
BUDAPEST, Dec. 8.-(P)-Forti-
fications are being constructed at top
speed in the Carpathian mountains
by Hungary as the countries of south-
eastern Europe watch Soviet Rus-
sia's campaign in Finland for an in-
dication of what their own fate may
The mountains form the new fron-
tier between Hungarian Ruthenia-
the easternimost province of Czecho-
Slovakia before that republic's dis-
memberment-and the Russian-oc-;
supied part of Poland.
Cement is almost unobtainable in
Budapest because of the defense work.
A strong feeling runs through
southeastern Europe that if Russia
should attain her ends in Finland
she may turn in this direction in the
Steps therefore are being taken to
meet any such possibility.

Agnes Crow, general chairman of Sophomore Cabaret, and Margot
Thom, hostess chairman, admire the Michigan Daily's cabaret exhibit
of old files and mechanical equipment.
* * * *
Twelfth Soph Cabaret Attracts
More Than 1,500 To Opening

"Winter Wonderland," twelfth an-
nual showing of Soph Cabaret, re-
plete with booths, entertainment, ex-
hibitions and 230 beautiful hostesses,
opened with a smash last night in
the League, playing to a crowd esti-
mated at more than 1,500.
Soph Cabaret will be presented
again from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and
from 8:30 p.m. to midnight today.
Proceeds from "Winter Wonder-
land" will be turned over to the
Crippled Children's Benefit Commit-
tee, which will in turn make these
funds available to University Hospital
officials to provide necessary cor-
rective Itreatment for crippled indi-
gent children whose opportunities for
medical care have been sharply cur-
tailed, Agnes Crow, .,'42,. general
chairman, said yesterday.
A winter sports clothes exhibit by
a Detroit concern, a display of copper
and brass articles which were brought
to the United States by refugees, a
Daily exhibit of papers-including pre-
war and war-time issues and an
American Student Union peep-hole
show with cartoons of various phases
of college life were featured among
the booths and exhibits sponsored by
more than 28 campus and local or-
Singing by Patricia O'Ferrell, '42,
Japan Passes
Record Budget
New Taxes Are Levied
To Carry On War
TOKYO, Dec. 8.-(P-The Cabinet
Council today approved the largest
budget in Japan's history in prepara-
tion for the fourth year of the unde-
clared war in China, a war which
many Japanese had expected to win
in six months.
The council approved a 1940-41
general budget of 10,360,000,000 yen
(approximately $2,427,657,500), of
which 6,767,000,000 yen ($1,583,478,-
000, or approximately 65 per cent, is
for Japan's army anci navy.
The new budget, the fifth successive
record budget for Japan, is approxi-
mately 1,100,000,000 yen (about
$257,000,000) over that of last year
and calls for new, taxation.
New levies include three sen (about
one-fourth of a cent) on a cup of
coffee costing 20 sen (about four and1
a half cents) and a 10 per cent tax
on meals costing three yen (about;
75 cents and taxes on cats and gold-

Maxine Bertocci, '41SM, and Bill
Gram, '41, a solo toe dance by Mil-
dred Radford, '42, a chorus and ballet
number, in which the theme song of
the Cabaret, "Winterland Wonder-
land" was sung, highlighted the floor
show, given at both afternoon and
evening presentations. The floor
show will be given at 4:30 p.m. and
10:15 p.m. today.
Mountains, a white ceiling .and
two huge snowballs suspended from
chandeliers helped transform the
League ballroom into a skating rink.
Two hundred thirty girls acted as
hostesses to provide partners for
stags. Woody Mack and his orches-
tra furnished music for dancing.
Ruth Barber, '40, fortune-teller,j
attracted many with her four-minute
palm readings. "Prize packages"
were sold at the grab bag booth. Free
movies of the State-Michigan foot-
ball game were shown yesterday.
Today's free movies will be of the
Ohio State-Michigan game.-
Refreshments were sold in the
main dining room which was con-!
verted into an igloo for Soph Cabaret.
Today's attendance has more than
equalled any record set for first day
crowds at Soph Cabaret in 12 years,
Rosebud Scott, '42, ticket chairman
said. More than 28 campus and com-
munity groups have pledged their
support in a campaign to sell 6,000
tickets for the benefit performances
of Soph Cabaret, and it is the Com-
mittee's aim to reach that goal, she
All booths and displays will he dis-
mantled after midnight today, Louise
Keatley, '42, chairman of booths and
displays said. All presidents of houses
and organizations sponsoring booths
are requested to call for their ma-
- Be A Goodfellow
Handels 'Messiah'
To Be Performed
Handel's "Messiah," featuring four
well-known soloists from New York,
will be given in a-complimentary per-
formance at 4 p.m. tomorrow in Hill
Auditorium as the traditional Christ-
mas presentation of the University
Musical Society.
The four singers - Joan Peebles,
contralto, William Hain, tenor, Beal
Hober, soprano, and Theodore Webb,
baritone-will be joined by Prof. Pal-
mer Christian at the organ, the Chor-
al Union chorus and the University
Symphony Orchestra ui.der the direc-
tion of Thor Johnson.

U.S.- Disputes
British Rights
InExport Ban
Russia To Be Held Liable
For American Losses
In Blockade Of Finns
English Blockade
Is Termed Illegal
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8.-(P)-The
United States disputed today Great
Britain's right to seize German ex-
ports indiscriminately and also served
notice that Russia would be held li-
able for any losses suffered by Ameri-
cans as a result of a blockade of Fin-
The reservation of American rights
under Britain's expanded blockade of
Germany was lodged when the Amer-
ican Embassy delivered to the British
Foreign Office a note contending that
it was a violation of international law
for Britain to stop German exports
to the United States through neutral
The note told Britain that the mea-
sures of a belligerent "may not right-
fully be carried to the point of en-
larging the rights of a belligerent over
neutral vessels and their cargoes, or
of otherwise penalizing neutral states
or their nationals in connection with
their legitimate activities."
As to Russia's blockade of Finland,
Secretary Hull said at his press con-
ference that this government would
make reservations of all rights to
damages or compensation for any
injuries to or interference with Amer-
ican rights or interests. Each such
case, he said, would be dealt with
as it arose.
The note to Britain was based
both on points of international law
and on practical qposiderations. The
latter were two:
1. "In many instances orders for
goods of German origin have been
placed by American nationals for
which they have made payment in
whole or in part or have otherwise
obligated themselves."
2. "In other instances the goods
purchased or which might be pur-
chased cannot readily, if at all, be
-- Goodfellows-Monday -
Frtosh, Senior
Dance Petitions
Are Due Today
" Jections Set For Dec. 13;
Business School Posts
Also To Be Filled Then
Petitions for election of Frosh
Frolic and Senior Ball committee
rembers and officers of the Business
Administration School must be in the
hands of the Men's Judiciary Coun-
cil today, Carl Wheeler, '40E, remind-
ed interested students yesterday.
Petitions should consist of a 200-
word statement of the candidate's
( abilities and 25 signatures of mem-
bers of the candidates school and
class. Petitions must be turned in
at the student offices of the League
and Union.
the judiciary group will sit in con-
sideration of the petitions tomorrow,
he said, and announcement of inter-
views will be made later in the week.
There is a possibility that no inter-
views will be required.
Balloting for the three groups will
be held next Wednesday. Later an-

nouncements of specific voting places
will be made. Peter Brown, '41, of
the Union staff will be in charge of
the balloting. Wheeler pointed out
to freshmen that, under a new coun-
cil ruling, students of classes starting
with '43 would be allowed only one
position as a dance committee man in
their four years of school.
Potential candidates were reminded
of the rules of these elections. In the
business school election, one vote per
position will be allowed and in the
dance balloting, only one vote per
- Goodieikows--Monday --
Law (olm-ufuees
For Ball Named
Committees for Crease Ball, an-
nual lawyers' dance, and general
affairs were announced yesterday by
Harris J. Gram, president of the
senior class of the Law School.
Those elected to Crease Ball Ex-
ecutive Committee are: Charles
Humphrey and John Owens, co-
chairmen and Daniel Cremin, Irving
Edelberg, Robert Elliott. Mrs. Mar-
tha ,Mrifil m Vnioo, e-+ -n 1

Michigan's once-beaten hockey
forces will meet McMaster Universi-
ty's perennially strong sextet tonight
at the Coliseum after the basketball
game in an effort to balance the
books with their initial entry on the
win side of the ledger.
Now a proven quantity despite
their loss at the hands of London
A.C., the Wolverines have rid them-'
selves of their early traces of stage
fright, and tonight will face the
Canadian invaders a highly improved
and relaxed squad.
No Easy Task Ahead
But despite their raised hopes, the
Lowreymen will find it no easy task
to reap their first victory at the ex-
pense of Ossie Stewart's Maroons
squad from Hamilton, Ontario. The
Baptists from across the border re-
turn this season missing only two
men, Ken McAdam and Bob Burt,
from the starting lineup that last
year held Michigan to a 2-2 overtime
The absence of Ken McAdam,
husky first-line center will be keenly
felt by McMaster. McAdam was the
Maroons' chief scoring threat all
last year, and was responsible for
both of his team's goals against'
Henderson Is Moved
Henderson has been moved up from
his -enter position on Coach Stew-
art's second line to fill McAdam's
shoes, and sets up the plays for his
two fast wings, Verdun Wendorf and
Al Burt. Wendorf played on the
first line last year, but Burt was
moved up to fill the vacancy left by
the graduation of his brother Bob.
The visitors' main strength lies in
defensemen Neil Boyd and Herb
Leal who last year spiked Michigan's
offense with their fine work, and
left their six-foot goal tender Fred
(Continued on Page 3)"
-Goodfellows-Monday -
Women Attend
Ohio Discussion
Talks On Suppression
Feature Meeting
Four Michigan women are taking
part today in the second day's round-
table discusion by Big Ten schools of
the suppression of anti-democratic
institutions in the United States. The
discussion is being held at Ohio State
Jane Krause, '41, Jean Maxted, '41,
Mary Martha Taylor, '42, and Jane
Sapp, '41, will represent Michigan
in today's activities. Mrs. Frederic
0. Crandall of the speech depart-
ment, coach of women debaters, ac-
companied the team to Columbus.
This is the only debate activity for
women scheduled for this semester,

Canadians Have Powerful
Defense; Only Two Men
Are Lost By Graduation
Ice Tilt To Follow
Basketball Game

Varsity Ca gers To Open
Against Spartans Today;
Puckmen Play MeMaster

Back In Harness

If Capt. Jim Rae has recovered
from early season injuries, the Wol-
verne pivot man will probably pace
the Michigan basketball squad in
its battle with State.
Santa Claus
To Visit 5,000
Kids At Party
Santa Claus is coming to Ann
Arbor. Yes, sir. Five thousand Ann
Arbor school kids are expecting him,
and so he has consented to make a
special pre-Christmas appearance at
the Interfraternity Council's second
annual Party at 4:15 p.m. Monday
in Hill Auditorium.
But, just to make sure that there
will be plenty of candy and ice cream
to go around, the Council has pre-
pared for many more than 5,000.
Last year, frantic appeals for more
refreshments had to be made at the
last minute, for they had only
planned on 2,000 . . . and 4,7001
showed up.
Last year, Santa was here, too. Hill
Auditorium was gaily bedecked with
Christmas trees, vari-colored lights,
streamers and fraternity pledges with
pots. To the delight of the kids, after
a good half hour of songs and music
by the University Band and Glee
Club, and a display of professional,
magic, suddenly the house lights
dimmed and Mickey Mouse flashed
on a special screen. Several cherubic
tots interviewed at the time said,
"Gee, it's swell, and I never had
such a good time."
Elated by the success of the party,
the Council decided it should be an
annual event,. and preparations for
this year's party are well toward
completion. The Interfraternity
Council room in the Union is packed
full of cellophane bags stuffed with
candy, apples, candy kisses and a
host of other delicacies,

Rivalry Edge To Michigan;
Spartan Ace F o r c e d
Out WithLeg Injury
State Is Favored
To Take Opener
Michigan will send a small, fast,
clever ball handling squad against a
favored Michigan State basketball
team, which possess height as well
as speed, when it opens the 1939-40
season tonight in the Field House at
The teams will renew a 30-year
old court rivalry in which the Wol-
verines hold a decided edge with 26
victories as against 13 defeats, and
for the past eight years they have
been playing on a home-and-home
basis in which the East Lansing boys
have not enjoyed much success hav-
ing lost six ou~t of ten tilts.
In the last four years State has
won only one contest, a 41-35 victory
in 1938, and last year dropped both
games to othe Wolverines. After be-
ing given a slight edge to take the
initial game of the season, State lost,
41-34, and the second tilt, 30-25.
Another Jake Townsend?
For this reason Coach Ben Van
Alstyne is inclined to doubt that
Michigan should be picked as the
underdog 'by the experts. He fears
that Coach Bennie Oosterbaan will
pull another Jake Townsend out of
the bag.
Plans of Van Alstyne to put an-all
veteran squad on the floor were up-
set when a leg injury suffered by
forward Bob Phillips caused altera-
tion of the line-up.
However, four of the Spartan start-
ers, forwards Marty Hutt and Bob
Phillips, center Max Hindman, and
guards Chester Aubuchon and Max
Dalrymple, saw ;action againstther
Wolverines last year in the opener.
Hutt led the State attack with eight
Cartmill To Start
Heading the Michigan quintet will
be Captain and center Jim Rae, with
Bill Cartmill and Mike Sofiak at the
forward posts, and Charlie Pink and
Herb Brogan at guards. It is more
than likely that the squad will go as
Rae does. If he falters, the Wolver-
ine attack will probably bog down.
But, Coach Oosterbaan is confi-
dent that Rae and the rest of the
starting line-up will be able to go
the entire game without relief if
necessary, which indicates that the
captain is in good condition. Rae
has been slow rounding into shape
due to an arm injury sustained in the
early weeks of practice, and he also
took it easy in order to prevent the
recurrence of a back injury which
kept him out for the greater part of
last year's campaign.
It may be that the regulars will
have to go the limit, since two of
the Wolverines most capable re-
serves, Joe Glasser and Dave Wood,
may not see action, although they
will be in uniform. Glasser will be
(Continued on Page 3)
Good fellows'
Drive T o Begin
Here Monday
With the belief, that case histories
best illustrate the needs met by the
Goodfellow Fund, Mrs. Gordon W.
Brevoort secretary of the Family
Welfare Bureau here, yesterday cited,
several instances in which she
claimed outside assistance aided the
individual to attain a well-balanced
happier life.
The fifth annual Goodfellow drive,
headed by an all-campus executive

committee of 25 student leaders, be-
gins its one-day campaign Monday
with the sale of a special edition of
The Daily.
'Mrs. Brevoort outlined the follow-
ing cases as examples of the work
that can be accomplished by outside
Last week on the outside of town,
social workers discovered a house
built of refrigerator packing boxes in
which lived a young man and wife
and their child, six years old.
The husband, formerly employed
SaFsklled merhanic has gradually

Diplomats Are In Good Position
To Act As Spies, Davis Declares

Four Out Of Five' To Be Title
Of 1940 Michigan Union Opera

German Submarine
Five British Vessels


LONDON, Dec. 8.- (R) - Great
Britain announced tonight her air
bombers sank one German submarine
and attacked another with apparent
success during a day in which a
speedy new British destroyer was
damaged by a German torpedo and
five British merchant vessels were
Eighty-four men died in the sink-
The British air ministry said that
Royal Air Force bombers credited
with sinking one German submarine
then attacked another U-boat and
that subsequently "Patches of oil ap-
na ro ~

Diplomatic representatives often
find themselves in good positions to
carry on espionage activities, Prof.'
Charles M. Davis of the geography
department declared yesterday in
an interview.
Commenting upon suspicions of
spying aroused by the slaying Thurs-
day of the first secretary of the Ger-
man embassy in Washington, Profes-
sor Davis, for many years interested
in espionage as a hobby, described
devious opportunities for such activi-
ties open to diplomats.
In this country, as in others, he
explained, a spy ring must have a
kind of "clearing house" for its stolen
information. It just isn't feasible,
he added, for each individual spy to
!4 r his, v am .li fr-lt c rlirr f

added. A spy's value is greatly in-
creased if that spy has been granted
diplomatic immunity, he explained.
Any papers sent in the usual "diplo-
matic sealed pouch" are ordinarily
free from search and seizure, he
Mata Hari, of course, was caught
through inspection of an ordinarily
immune "diplomatic sealed pouch,"
Professor Davis recalled. Even diplo4
matic codes can be broken down, he
For the very reason that diploma-
tic immunity cannot always be relied
upon to transmit stolen secrets, al-
ternative methods are always used,
he observed. As an example, Profes-
sor Davis pointed out the recent ap-
pnhending of a German t iring

Ostensibly, the Union Opera was
going to contribute to the Soph Cab-
aret an exhibit consisting of a magic
lantern and pictures of the stars of
old Operas.
When the Opera set up its display,,
however, there in the center of it was
a flagrantly large and brilliant copy
of the picture that had been rubbing
the women's egos the wrong way for
the past week.
The picture showed four shapely
and beautiful girls. They were not,
however, the centerpiece. They mere-
ly formed the background for the
dramatic entrance of a fifth girl, a
saddle-shoed coed whose smile al-
alowed a number of buck teeth to

planation, were "Mimes Presents the
Michigan Union Opera, 'Four out of
Five,' Feb. 28 to March 2, Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre."
Authoritative circles last night in-
terpreted the Opera's just announced
title as a direct diplomatic affront to
the women, who have been clamoring
for parts in the Opera, traditionally
an all-male production.
For "Four Out of Five" suggests
ex-footballer Jack Brennan's quip
that made Michigan women nation-
ally notorious-"Four out of five girls
are beautiful, and the fifth one comes
to Michigan."
Irate women, realizing the impli-
cations of the picture, almost de-
feated the Opera's publicity cam-
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