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Cloudiness, snow, somewhat
colder today.




Franklin Roosevelt ...
The Politician..



England's War
From Cabinet
Chamberlain Reorganizes
Ministry In Appointing
Stanley ToMilitary Post
New Censorship
Head Also Named
LONDON, Jan. 5.-(A)-Prime
Minister Chamberlain, suddenly re-
organizing his cabinet in the biggest
political sensation here since the war
began four months ago, tonight
dropped his dynamic War Secretary,
Leslie Hore-Belisha.
The Minister of Information, Lord
MacMillan, who handled the much-
criticized censorship, went out with
The firm - handed Chamberlain
gave Oliver Stanley, President of the.
Board of Trade and a Conservative
party wheelhorse, the War Minister's
job and turned the Ministry of Info-
mation over to Sir John Reith, form-
er broadcasting executive.
Politically-Obscure Lawyer
A politically-obscure steel and iron
lawyer, Sir Andrew Rae Duncan, be-
came the new President of the Board
of Trade.
Hore-Belisha, who revitalized the
army's command, planned Britain's
army under the conscription act and
sent the expeditionary force to
France, was reported in political
circles to have differed with Lord
Gort, head of the British expedition-
ary force, over matters of policy.
His department also was said to
have argued with the Air Ministry
over whether the B.E.F. air arm
should retain its independent status
or be placed under army control.
Lord MacMillan's ministry - of
necessity organized hastily at the
outbreak of the war-has been under
fire from the House of Commons and
the press. Complaints largey were
over the effectiveness of Britain's
propaganda and the handling of offi-
cial announcements.
Chamberlain's Letter
In a letter accepting the resigna-
tion of Hore-Belisha, Chamberlain
reaffirmed his determination to be
stern in carrying on the war, saying:.
"There is not now and never has
been any difference between us on
policy and in particular on the neces-
sity for prosecuting the war with the
utmost determination to a successful
Chamberlain's letter began "My
dear Leslie," and expressed "very
great regret" that Hore-Belisha re-
fused the job offered him, a place
in the war cabinet as president of
the Board of Trade.
Britain To Send Finns
Royal Air Force Planes
Great Britain was reported today to
have arranged to turn over to Fin-
land scores of Royal Air force war
planes, rather than transfer to the
Finns planes mnade in this country
for Britain.
The RAF planes were said to be
fighters of a type superior to any used
by the invading Russians, but not a
match for the latest German models.
LONDON, Jan 5.-(P)-Sweden,

warned. along with other .Northern
countries by the Nazi press to observe
strict neutrality in the Russian-
Finnish war, is receiving British arms
and ammunitions for her own use,
authoritative quarters said today.
The aid is in addition to that go-
ing to Finland, British military
ciircles said.'
In line with the League of Nations
action, Britain has made no secret
of her aid to the Finns, Today offi-
cial circles said some of the equip-
ment and clothing sent to the Finnish
front originally was intended for use
of the British army.
New Men's Co-op
Will BeOrganized
Final plans for the organization of
a new men's cooperative house in
February will be the topic of dis-
cussion of a meeting at 2:30 p.m.
tomorrow in Lane Hall.
The choice of the several available
houses nqw being considered will be

Capacity Crowd Attends Opening
Of First Annual Winter Parley

-Daily Photo by Merriman
Robert S. Reed, '41, general chairman of the Winter Parley and
Prof. Arthur Smithies of the economics department who gave a keynoting
speech at the inaugural meeting of the Parley, are shown looking at the
program. Sessions will be held at 2:15 and 7:30 p.m. today at the Union.

A capacity crowd of more than 3501
attended the christening of the first,
annual Winter . Parley yesterday at,
the Union and heard four faculty
and student 'speakers representing
the conservative, liberal and radical
groups on campus give keynotingi
speeches on the causes and effects of
the second World War.
Group sessions will be held today
at 2:15 and 7:30 p.m. at the Union.
A general meeting at 3:15 p.m. to-
morrow, at which concrete resolutions
will be formulated, will 'conclude the
three-day gabfest.
The complete student panel with
the place each group*meets is as fol-
Group A led by student chairman
William Muehl, '41, and sub-chair-
man, Ann Vicary, '40, wil meet in
the North Lounge' of the Union. Its
faculty advisers are: Prof.. George'
Benson, of the political science de-
partment, James Duesenberry and
Prof. I. L. Sharfmann of .the econom-
ics department, Lt.-Col. Basil Ed-
wards of the military science depart-
ment, Prof. Richard Fuller of the
sociology department, Kenneth Mor-
gan, director of the SRA, Arthur
stace, editor of the Ann Arbor News,
and Prof. Norman Nelson of the Eng-
lish department.
Gerald Netzberg, Grad., will pre-
side at Group B which will meet in
Room 302. Paul Robertson, '40E,
will act as sub-chairman. The board
of advisers is comprised of Prof.
John Shepard of the psychology de-
partment, Prof. Arthur Smithies, of
the economics department, Dr.
Isaac Rabinowitz, director of the
Hillel Foundation, Prof. Howard
Ehrmann of the history department,
Lt.-Col. Leon Fox of the military sci-
ence department and Prof. Robert
Hall of the geography department.
Group C will meet in Rooom 304.
Student chairmen are Clarence Bier-.
ma, BAd., and Martin Dworkis, Grad.
Father James Berry, Prof. Charles
Davis of the geography department,
Prof. Harold Dorr of the political
science department, Prof. Harlan Mc-

Farlan of engineering department,
Prof. Preston Slosson of the history
department and Prof. L. L. Watkins
of the economics department will
serve on the faculty board.
Ronald Freedman, Grad., and Dan-
iel Robertson, '40, will preside at
Group D which will meet in Room
(Continued on Page 2)
Britain Forces,
:American Ship
Into War Zone
State Department Issues
-Warning As Freighter
- Mormaesun Is Taken
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5. -(A)- A
sharp warning to Britain, holding
her responsible for any damages suf-
fered by American ships forced to
proceed into the forbidden combat
area for examination, was announced
by the State Department today after
the American vessel Mormacsun had
been taken by the British into Kirk-
wall, Scotland.
Secretary of State Hull addressed
the note to the British Ambassador
on Dec. 14 but it was held secret in
the hope the British would abide by
its warning. The Department had
resolved, however, to publish it the
moment the first case occurred.
Hull's note to Britain said, "if . . .
the British authorities should feel
it necessary to compel any American
vessel to enter the combat area or
any of those belligerent ports which
by the provisions of the neutrality
law they are prohibited from enter-
ing, the Government of the United
States will feel it necessary to ex-
amine carefully into all of the facts
of the case and to take such further
action as the results of such exami-
nation appear to make necessary or

Tom Dorsey
To Play Here
For'40 J-Hop
Famed Orchestra Leader
To Bring New Vocalist
To JuniorProm Feb. 9
Harwood To Name
Second Band Later
Campus "jivrs" and "hepats"
murmured thanks today when it was
revealed that Tommy Dorsey and his
famous band have been signed to
play for the 1940 J-Hop, to be held
Friday, Feb. 9. The announcement
was made byt Gordon A. Hardy,
'41SM, music chairman.
According to John Harwood, '41E,
general chairman, the second band
for the affair will be announced at
a later date.
Outstanding Band
One of the outstanding bands in
the country, Tommy Dorsey has been
in demand both on national radio
hook-ups and in leading ballrooms
of the nation. Dorsey personally is
acclaimed by critics and musicians
alike as one of the greatest, if not
the top, trombonist of all time. Fea-
tured with Dorsey are Anita Boyer,
vocalist, and Allen DeWitt, baritone,
in place of Jack Leonard who is still
recovering from a recent illness.
Dorsey's recording of "Marie" anc
"Song of India" made record his-
tory and definitely installed him as
one of the finest orchestras in the
country. Within the last few years
he has played up and down both
coasts extensively, leaving the Palm-
er House in Chicago last week where
he has been playing, to go on tour.
College Appearances
His college appearances have in-
included engagements at Cornell,
Harvard, Yale, Duke University, St.
John's College, University of Florida
and Columbia University. In Feb-
ruary of 1937 Tommy Dorsey ap-
peared in Ann Arbor in a swing con-
cert in the Intramural Building
sponsored by the Ann Arbor Alumnae
Club for the purpose of raising mon-
ey for the proposed women's swim-
ming pool.,
Dorsey's brother, Jimmy has also
appeared in Ann Arbor, playing for
the 1938 J-Hop along with Kay Ky
ser. Last year Count Basse and Hen-
ry Busse's orchestra played for J-
Hop, with Donald Treadwell, '40, as
general chairman.
Anita Boyer, Dorsey's vocalist, has
been heard on radio hook-ups and
with Dick Barrie's orchestra previous
to her joining up with Dorsey and
(Continued on Page 5)
1 udget Study
Doughton Endorses Idea
After Talk With President
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5.-(P)-The
idea of an independent Congression-
al study of the nation's budgetary
needs won widespread support today,
and there were indications that the
Administration itself was thinking
favorably of the proposal.
The Republicans of the Senate
formally endorsed it, with the added
suggestion that national defense
needs be studied by a similar com-
mittee, and Chairman Doughton
(Dem.-N9.C.) of the House Ways'
and Means Committee, after visiting
President Roosevelt, gave it his ten-
tative blessing.
The Harrison plan called for a

60-day delay in action on taxes and
appropriations. Meanwhile, a joint
committee of 24, drawn equally from
the two Senate and two House com-
mittees which handle revenue and
appropriations, would make its own
investigation of budgetary require-
Because Harrison has been a lead-
ing opponent of Administration
spending policies for the last two
years and longer, and because he
made his proposal a short time after
the President's budget message, cov-
ering the same ground, had been re-
ceived, the move was widely inter-
preted as sharply anti-Administra-
Berlin Press Warns
Norway And Sweden
BERLIN, Jan. 5.-(F?)--In pointed
words apparently reflecting grow-
ing official concern over develop-
ments in Scandinavia, the Nazi press

Hockey Squad Will Meet
Michigan Tech Again
TonightAt Coliseum
Mythical Crown
Of State At Stake
Coach Eddie Lowrey's win-hungry
Wolverines who Thursday night tast-
ed their first victory in six starts by
blanking Michigan Tech 1-0, will try
to satisfy their growing appetites at
the Huskies' expense when they meet
the upstate squad at the Coliseum
tonight after the basketball game.
Out to retain the mythical state
championship which they won two
years ago when the teams last met,
the Wolverines are confronted with
the difficult task of upsetting a de-
termined squad of Miners.
Thursday night's encounter was a
curtain raiser on Tech's schedule, but
despite this the visitors put up a stub-
born battle which kept Michigan
pressing every minute of the game.
However tonight's contest will find
the teams facing off on more even
terms, and the Lowreymen will be
forced to turn on more offensive pow-
er if they entertain any hopes of
another victory
Michigan will line up the same as
Thursday, with Jim Lovett, Paul
Goldsmith, and Bert Stodden start-
ing on the forward wall. Larry Cal-
vert and Charlie Ross will handle
the defensive duties the full 60 min-
utes, and Capt. Spike James will take
his usual place in the nets.
In the first game, Calvert, Ross
and James shouldered most of the
burden, with the two defensemen
stealing the show with their brilliant
offensive work, and James coming
through with some great goal-tend-
The lone score in the second periodc_
(Continued on Page 3)
U.S., Argentina
Pact Plans Fail
Mid-West Cattle Interests
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5. -(A)-
Negotiations for a trade agreement
between the United States and Argen-
tina "have broken down," the State
Department announced tonight.
It added that "an official state-
ment will be issued by the two govern-
ments early next week."
No reason was given for the col-
lapse of the negotiations which have
been carried on intensively since the
end of October.
The announcement is expected to
facilitate the Administration's de-
fense of the trade agreements pro-
gram, now under attack in Congress.
Some of the opposition to the pro-
gram is based on the fears of cattle
and other interests in the Mid-West
that they would be adversely affected
by the Argentina pact.
The abandonment of the talks is
attributed by officials here to Argen-
tina's desire for increased concessions.i

Leads Team In Opener

Russia Signs
Trade Treaty
With Bulgaria
MOSCOW, Jan. 5.-(A)-Soviet
ltussia and Bulgaria today concluded
a three-year trade and navigation
treaty - -.
Tass said the trade agreement pro-
vides "considerable extension of
trade" between the two countries.
Under its terms, Russia will im-
port hogs, rice, hides, tobacco and
rose oil from Bulgaria and in return
export agricultural machinery, fer-
rous metals, oil products, fertilizers,
chemicals, cellulose and cotton.
The announcement failed to dis-
close the terms of the navigation
clause but there were reports that it
provided for inauguration of a new
shipping line between the Black Sea
ports of Odessa and Varna.
Earlier in the day Tass news agen-
cy announced ratification of a Soviet-
Chinese trade treaty concluded June
16, 1939, and a Japanese commercial
mission conferred at length with
Premier-Foreign Commissar Vyach-,
eslaff Molotoff.
The Bulgarian treaty was said to
have involved no political questions.
Sharing the spotlight with these
developments on the diplomatic front
were reports that the French ambas-
sador to Moscow, Paul Emile Nag-
giar, was paying farewell calls upon
Russian officials preparatory to de-
parting for Paris Jan. 10.
Sir William Seeds, British Ambas-
sador, already has left on a "vaca-
tion." The Italian ambassador left
for Rome a few days ago for an un-
explained reason.

Cagers Open Conference
Campaign Against Ohio;
Sextet Seeks Second Win


Wolverines Made Favorite
On Past Performances,
But Close Battle Is Seen
Lynch Is Key Man
In Buckeye Attack

Determined to win in the Confer-
ence as it did on its annual
swing through the East, Michigan's
basketball team clashes with Ohio
State's defending champions in the
Field House tonight in the first
league game for both squads.
Because it has scored six victories
in seven starts while the Buckeyes
have broken even in six pre-season
tilts, the Wolverines will go into
the game a slight favorite. How-
ever, these records might just as well
be disregarded since Ohio has al-
ways started weakly, and Michigan
turned in an equally impressive
record on its barnstorming tour last
year only to fade out of the Con-
ference title race.
Michigan Rates Favorite
Although the Michigan players saw
Cornell and Pittsburgh defeat Ohio
State by the close scores of 29-28 and
34-30, they have a great deal of
respect for the veteran Buckeye
squad, which still has three regulars
from its championship quintet.
Michigan's rating as the favorite is
due to its 29-24 victory over Cornell
and a 44-35 triumph against the
In addition to being in the proper
frame of mind, Michigan will have
a team which is in perfect physical
condition with the exception of Herb
Brogan, junior guard, who has been
slowed up in practice the last few
days with a slight charlie horse.
However, it is not expected to keep
him out of the starting line-up,
Tom Harmon, last season's leading
scorer, is the only regular who has
not yet reached top playing form,
due to the fact that he did not begin
to work out regularly until the day
after Christmas. Tom has been com-
ing along fairly fast and may see a
little action tonight.
Must Shake Rae Loose
The Wolverines' biggest task to-
night is to shake Capt. Jim Rae loose,
since he has been the key man in
their attack. When Rochester
trounced Michigan, it held Rae to two
points, and Mike Sofiak was the
only man able to do any real scor-
While Oosterbaan is fairly well
pleased with his team, Coach Harold
G. Olsen of the Buckeyes is not wear-
ing his happiest smile these days, be-
cause Ohio has failed to function
It tripped up two weak quintets,
Wabash College and College of Woo-
ster, and then lost three straight to
(Continued on Page 3)
Csaky To Meet
Italian Envoy

liberal, Totalitarian Trading
Relations Seen Incompatible

Liberal and totalitarian methods of
international economic relations can-
not be mixed without causing the
complete destruction of liberalism,
Dr. Michael A. Heilperin, former
member of the Graduate Institute
of International Studies in Geneva,
said yesterday in a University Lec-
ture in the Rackham Auditorium,
under the auspices of the economics
Noted for his experience in inter-
national economics, Dr. Heilperin
told his audience that there can be
no compromise between the two vast-
ly different methods of trade,. and
that even the necessary adoption in
wartime of liberal powers of totali-
tarian habits in the mobilization of
resources may impede the chances of
a desirable peace. This observation
was based by Dr. Heilperin on the
fact that the totalitarian economy
revolves on eternal preparation for
Tracing the differences between
liberal and totalitarian methods of
international business, Dr. Heilperin

sity for their use by those countries.
Soviet Russia, he said, first made
use of state monopoly of trade, but
this was only natural because of that
countrys socialist nature.
Later, Germany and Italy adopted
the methods of totalitarian business,
although, he admitted, Weimar Ger-
many had made use of quota sys-
tems and exchange control as tem-
porary expedients.
Germany, today, as a totalitarian
state needs one thing-monopoly of
international trade--to solidify her
position, Dr. Heilperin pointed out.
Autarchy in Germany, he said, is
aimed at making her independent
for war. "Corollary of the Blitz-
krieg," he said, "is the necessity of
keeping the country self-sufficient,
even when annexing land by only
the threat of war."
The totalitarian state must pre-
vent its citizens from buying certain
things so that war necessities can be
bought. It must avoid all waste; all
proceeds from exports must be cen-
tralized in a bank; penalties for vio-
lations of currency laws must be in-
voked; exports must be maximized;

Jones And Angell To Appear
On ITnforination Please' Quiz

Two professors were named yes-
terday to join Franklin P. Adams
and John Kieran on the firing line
opposite Clifton Fadiman when that
literary critic for the New Yorker
starts shooting questions Jan. 20 in
Hill Auditorium in the first off-the-
air performance of "Information
Please," weekly radio quiz.
The two new additions are Prof.
Howard Mumford Jones, formerly of
this University and now teaching in
the English department at Harvard,
and Prof. Robert Angell of the so-
ciology department.
With the completion of the panel
of "experts," a state-wide drive for
"questions that stump" got under
way. On campus, collection is being
handled by the Ann Arbor Alumnae
of the University; elsewhere by al-
umnae groups throughout the state,
and through the central Alumnae of-

John L. Brumnmn of the journalism
department, it will include Prof.
Mentor Williams of the English de-
partment; Prof. John Dawson of the
law school; Miss Mildred Hinsdale,
former history professor at Grand
Rapids Junior College, and Mrs. Ar-
thur Bromage, wife of Prof. Arthur
Bromage of the political science de-
Professor Brumm asked that ques-
tion submitted to the board be ac-
companied by the correct answer, to
be verified by the board. He em-
phasized that the editors would fol-
low the standards of the regular radio
show in rejecting questions that were
"too easy, too trite, too specialized,
or controversial."
Adams, the FPA of the New York
Post's "The Conning Tower," and
former alumnus of the University,
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Will 'Discuss Problems
Of Balkan Defense
ROME, Jan. .--(;')--Italian For-
eign Minister Galeazzo Ciano went
to Venice tonight to meet Hungarian
Foreign Minister Count Istvan Csaky
as Italian circles predicted they would
discuss defending the Balkans against
possible Russian invasion.
Hungary's future action toward
settling territorial claims on Ru-
mania also was due for consideration,
Italian circles said.
Budapest dispatches declared Csaky
also might confer with Premier Mus-
Authoritative Italians said that
with relations improving, between
Hungary and Yugoslavia, more ex-
tensive cooperation among the Rome,
Budapest and Belgrade governments
might be forthcoming.
They warned, however, that it
seemed premature to speak of a
treaty among the three or one be-
tween Hungary and Yugoslavia.
Union To Sponsor Hobby
Drive Starting Monday
In order to encourage the develop-

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