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Editorial
Hore-Belisha
And A German Peace..

VOL. L. No. 75 Z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, JAN. 9, 1940

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Sofiak Leads Way
In 44-39 Michigan:
Win Over Badgers

Wolverines Come Back
After Scoreless Start
To Take Close Victory
Gene Englund Tops
Wisconsin's Scoring
(Special to The Daily)
MADISON, Wis., Jan. 8.-Michi-
gan overcame a poor start and
checked a dangerous last minute
rally last night to defeat the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin 44 to 39. in a Big
Ten Conference basketball game be-
fore 8,000.
The Wolverines were unable to
connect with the hoop for the first
11 minutes, but then found the range
to take a 16'to 15 lead at half time.
They/ started the second half with a
burst of speed and worked up a 33 to
23 lead with 10 minutes of play re-
maining.
Badgers Comeback
With Gene Englund, Rundell and
Schwartz locating the hoop regularly
as the Wolverines were missing easy
ones, Wisconsin pulled up to within
three points, 40-37, with two minutes
left.
Sofiak, however, sank a free throw
on-Strain's foul, and Captain Rae
tapped in a counter when Fitzgerald's
free throw rolled off the hoop. An-
derson scored two for Wisconsin, but
Sofiak collected a free throw to give
Michigan a five-point margin as the
game ended.
Sofiak with' 15 and Rae with 10
points paced the Michigan offense,
while. Englund, who with 15 and
Schwartz with 11 points led, the
Badgers. Both clubs shot generally
from short range.
It was Michigan's second confer-
ence vitory in as many starts. The
Wolverines defeted Ohio State Sat-
urday night, 40 to 35, while the
&a&~we3 do 3
18.
Rae Misses Foul
Michigan had a chance to score
first, but- Rae failed to sink a free
toss on' Englund's "foul. Schwartz
started Wisconsin's scoring with a
short one from the side, after four
minutes of play. \
Sofiak missed a free toss on An-
derson's foul, and both teams again
turned on the speed. Passing be-
came erratic and numerous shots
went wild. Schwartz, finally eon-
nected for Wisconsin on a short side
toss after 10 minutes of play, putting
Wisconsin ahead four to nothing.
Sofiak dropped a short one the
next minute for Michigan's first
score. Strain added one for Wis-
consin on Sofiak's foul. Brogan
dropped a long one, and Sofiak add-
ed a pair on Anderson's fouls.
Englund put Wisconsin ahead again
with a short toss and added another
on Pink's foul. Runnel countered
one on Harmon's foul.
Both Teams Counter
Brogan collected one on Englund's
foul, but Englund came right back
with a long side shot for Wisconsin.
Rae dropped a short one; missed a
charity throw on Englund's foul, but
tapped the rebound to make it 11 all.
Pink put Michigan ahead, 13 to 11,
but Schwartz dropped a long side
toss to tie it up.
Anderson and Nelson collected one
each on Harmon's successive fouls
but Sofiak got'in a short toss to tie
it again. Harmon scored one on
Nelson's foul to give Michigan a 16
to 15 lead at half-time.
Pink and Rae dropped short ones
and Brogan collected one on Strain's.
foul to give Michigan a 21 to 15 lead
as the second half opened. Englund
however dropped two and sank a free
throw to keep Wisconsin in the game.
Schwartz scored two free throws on
Pink's foul.
Michigan again stepped out as
Fitzgerald, Pink, Brogan, and Fitz-
gerald connected in rapid succession.
Slidwartz sank a free throw on So-

(Continued on Page 3)
Reading Rooms
January is always a crowded
season in the libraries of the Uni-
versities, particularly in the eve-
nings. The number of seats in
the reading rooms is no greater
now than it was when the student
ody was far smaller. It is neces-
sary, therefore, to request the co-
operation of students in keeping
the ring roams free from noise.

High Scoring Forward

Independents.
Seen As Key
y President
Dinners Held In 44 States;
GOP Members Absent
From 'Plate-Side Chat'
Murphy Is Lauded
By VanWagoner
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.-(P)-De-
livering a philosophical "plate-side
chat," President Roosevelt warned
the Democratic party tonight that it
must retain the support of indepen-
dent voters to win this year-and
then added what some interpreted
as his prescription for the party's
presidential nominee.
"Motive in the long run is what
counts-motive accompanied by good
manners," he told the party's glitter-
ing Jackson Day dinner. "If leaders
have good motives and good manners
and-at the same time, knowledge of
the different parts of the country and
plenty pf experience, you can be fair-
ly safe in assuming that they won't
wreck your government."
Dinners In 44 States
Meanwhile, in 44 states, similar but
less expensive repasts were served to
mark the party's observance of the
anniversary of Andrew Jackson's vic-
tory at the Battle of New Orleans.
When the checks are all in, the party
leaders hope the campaign chest will
be $700,000 the richer, with $219,000
of that amount going to pay off the
party deficit.I
By comparison with Mr. Roosevelt's
previous Jackson Day speeches, the
address was non-partisan. Absent
were the resounding blows at his Re-
publican foes and his critices with-
in the Democratic party. And when
all was said and done, there was no
intimationbof what his third term.
plans may be.
Discuss International Situation
Part of the address was devoted to
the international situation. "The
people of the United States." the
President said, "recognize two facts
today: the first is that the world
outside our hemisphere is in really
bad shape.
* "The second is that we have made
great gains at home in our. own ec-
onomic prosperity and in the security
of our individual citizens. These
gains must not be chipped away;
they must be only a foundation on
which to build further gains.

Eight Faculty
Speeches End
WitterParley
Professors, Students Join
In Discussion Of Means
Of Reeducating Public

Finns Claim Destruction
Of Soviet Force; English
Criticize Cabinet Change

Slosson

Reviews,

MIKE SOFIAK
MichiganTax
Collection Hit
By Me Callum
State Senator in Speech
Here Urges Formation
Of Taxpayer's Group
State Senator George P. McCallum.
last night characterized the sales tax
division of the Michigan state gov-
ernment as "the worst piece of po-
litical chicanery" he had ever seen.
The talk was delivered before an
audience of more than 125 assembled
at the bi-monthly meeting of the
local Community Forum held at the
Ann Arbor High School Auditorium.
"The 'answer to the whole tax
problem," the Senator emphasized,
"is a real, sincere taxpayer's associa-
tion made up of property owners who
have a direct stake in the affairs of
the state and its taxes." He espe-
cially praised the Massachusetts Tax-
payers Association and indicated his
desire for the formation of a similar
organization in Michigan.
Senator McCullum outlined the
history of taxation in Michigan and
particularly called the attention of
the group to the "need of moderni-
zation of the general tax system," a
system established in 1893.
"There is no legitimate excuse for
the present tax-muddle," the Sena-
tor maintained. Claiming that no
new taxes are necessary, he conclud-
ed that "All it takes is a little intelli-
gence and frugality to straighten out
our tax situation."

Parley's Opinions
More than 250 people attended the
closing session of the first annual
Winter Parley at the Union and heard
eight faculty panel members and
dozens of student speakers urge that
the United States not only stay out
of the present war, but that it provide
the means for reeducating public
opinion to attain that end.
Prof. Preston W. Slosson, of the
history department, acting in the role
of a reporter, gave a summary of
what had transpired in Saturday
afternoon and evening discussion
groups. Robert S. Reed, '41, general
chairman then called on different
members on the faculty panel to
answer questions on civil liberties,
press and propaganda, United States
preparedness a n d militarization,
American politics, economics and re-
ligion.
In answer to the question: "To what
extent is a nation at war completely
at war?", Lieut.-Col. Leon Fox of the
military science department, said
that in a democracy such as we have
here, there is no such a thing as a
military party. If we make war, he
pointed out, the United States should
enter not as an army marching off
to settle the war, but as a nation
with 100 per cent cooperation.
Prof. Norman Nelson of the English
department, speaking on the question:
"Is peace nil until all powerful gov-
ernments are answerable to their peo-
ples?" declared that peace is not
nil. Hedpointed to the United States
as an example of a government which
is not answerable to its people. He
added that it was doubtful whether
any decision made by the people
would be any more just or intelli-
gent than that by our government
even though it is not answerable.
When asked whether it would be
better to allow public interference
(Continued on Page 2)
Plunge In Drift Saves
Students From Injury
A fall into a snow drift saved John
Patterson, '42L and Margaret Cram,
Grad., from serious injury early yes-
t day.
. ,iding in a horse-drawn cutter, the
' University students were thrown
.1min the sleigh when the horse
,alied it against a curb and tipped
it over. While the couple was piled
in the snow-drift, the horse moved
on up the street.
A few minutes later the cutter was
struck by an automobile and badly
damaged in a collision with a car on
S. Fifth street.
Last - Chance
Hop To Give
Novel Prizes
Pigskin, on and off the pig, will be
thrown at lucky ticket-holders who
dance at the informal All-Campus
Hop in the final informal fling be-
fore exams Friday in the Union ball-
room, Hal Benham, '40, swimming
team captain and chairman of the
Hop, announced.
Prizes at the affair will range from
a live pig to a football autographed
by the members of the 1939 football
team and presented by Capt. Archie
Kodros. Others will include chick-
ens, ducks, rabbits and a basketball
and baseball, bearing the names of
team members, presented by Jim Rae
and Charlie Pink, captains.
The party, which is being spon-
sored by the Interfraternity Coun-
cil, the "M" Club, Congress and. The
Daily, will feature Bill Sawyer's or-
chestra. Admission will be one dol-
lar, the regular price for a Union
dance. Tickets are being sold on

campus by senior activity men and
can be secured at the Union desk.
Table reservations are now being
accepted.
Alumni Hall Begins
Art Exhibit Today
An exhibit of work by John Pappas,

Hore-Belisha's Ref orms
To Remain, Government
Leaders Assure Nation
Churchill May Head
New Defense Post
LONDON, Jan. 8.-(P)-Govern-
ment spokesmen tonight attempted
to stem the tide of criticism against
the dropping of War Secretary Leslie
Hore-Belisha from the cabinet with
assurance hisndemocratic army re-
forms would endure.
Reports were current that a new
Ministry of Imperial Defense would
be created with Winston Churchill,
First Lord of the Admiralty, as co-
ordinator of the army, navy and air
force.
At the same time, this nation of
hearty eaters tightened belts as ra-
tioning of butter, bacon, ham and
sugar went into effect amid predic-
tions that rationing might be extend-
ed to include clothes.
Hore-Belisha, who said farewell to-
day to the staff at the war office, was
said to be working on a "personal
statement" to make to the House of
Commons Jan. 16 when parliament
meets. There was agitation for an
earlier recall of parliament but a
special session was considered un-
likely; neither was Prime Minister
Chamberlain expected to consent to
a secret meeting to discuss Friday's
cabinet shakeup.
If Hore-Belisha's statement should
include an explanation of why he
lost his job or criticize the present
government p o1i c y, Chamberlain
would be forced to reply.
Government supporters were hope-
ful that the former War Minister
would confine his remarks to why
he did not accept the Presidency of
the Board of Trade which was offered.
him by Chamberlain and thus re-
strict discussion to this one point.
Even as rationing of certain foods
started, reliable quarters predicted
that Chamberlain in a speech to-
morrow would warn the people of
sterner times to come with a general
increase in the tempo of war mea-
sures.
J-Hop Tickets
To GoOn Sale
May Be Bought At Union
Tomorrow,_Thursday
Ticket sales for the 1941 J-Hop will
open at 2 p.m. tomorrow and con-
tinue through Thursday at the Union
ticket desk, William Kramer, '41,
ticket chairman, said yesterday.
All persons desiring -to purchase
a ticket must present a junior identi-'
fication card; and purchasers of bloc
lots must present a list of the names
of the people who will actually use
the tickets, according to the list of
rules announced by Kramer.
Two members of Congress will be
stationed at a table where single
tickets will be sold. They will check
the reservations for the Congress
booth, and for the breakfast which
Congress is sponsoring.
Only 800 tickets will be offered for
sale Wednesday and the remaining
550 on Thursday. Persons reselling
the tickets for more than the original
purchase price will be liable to Uni-
versity disciplinary action.

Van Wagoner
GOP's, Lauds

Under Fire

Censures
Murphy

NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
Prof. Brirm
Seeks Queries
For Radio Quiz,
Broadcast Of Program
Today To Show Type
Of Questions Needed
"Wake up,. Michigan, and stump
the boys who think they know" was
the clarion call sounded by Prof.
John L. Brumm yesterday as the
state-wide search for questions for
the first off-the-air "Information
Please"'to be held Jan. 20 in Hill
Auditorium moved into high gear.
'The "boysw f h' l they ki nbW'
are Franklin P. Adams, former alum-
nus and the F.P.A. of columnar fame,
and John Kieran, sports editor of
the New York Times. Aided by
Prof. Howard Mumford Jones, for-
merly of the University English de,
partment and now with Harvard,
and by Prof. Robert C. Angell of the,
sociology department, who, accord-
ing to Professor Brumm, "believes
that students have required him toj
answer every possible question bear-
ing on life, liberty and the pursuit
of happiness," the two regular mem-
bers of the weekly "intellectual min-
strel show" will face Clifton Fadiman,
master-of-ceremonial critic for the
New Yorker in an hour-long battle
of wit and humor, with the questions
falling where they may.
Example of the type of thing stu-
dents may expect may be heard at
8:30 p.m. today over Station WXYZ
when the regular "Information,
Please" studio performance is broad-
(Continued on Page 2)
Local Attorney's
Case -IsDischarged
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 8 -
(P)-Judge Fred M. Raymond entered
an order today in United States Dis-
trict Court directing that Charles S.
Abbott, Ann Arbor laywer, be cleared
of contempt and discharged.
He was cited for contempt Sept.
28, 1939 and taken into custody.
The contempt was based on viola-
tion of an injitpction in connection
with the attempted reorganization of
the Grand Beach Company and the,
Land Owners Association.

Defeat Of Second Russian
Division May End Drive
To Cut Finland In Two
Senators Ask Loan
For Finns'_Support
By LYNN HEINZERLING
HELSINKI, Jan. 8.--(P)-Destruc-
tion of the 44th Russian Division
southeast of Suomussalmi was an-
nounced today in a special communi-
que which said that Finnish forces,
mopping up in the wake of the battle,
were gathering large quantities of
war materials abandoned by the ene-
my along the snow-packed Raate
highway.
Thousands of Russians were killed
and more than 1,000 captured, mili-
tary sources indicated, in the rout of
the 44th-the second Soviet division
reported to have met its end in this
wild, icy region in middle Finland.
Only 10 days ago at Lake Kianta,
north of Suomussalmi, the 163rd Rus-
sian Division was-according to the
Finnish high command-"cut up and
for the most part destroyed."
The survivors of the 163rd were
.reported after this defeat to be flee-
ing toward Juntusranta at the north-
eastern tip of Lake Kianta, about
five miles from the Soviet border,
with the Finns in hot pursuit,
Thereported rout of the 44th was
believed here to be the end of Rus-
sian attempts to drive acrosscFin-
land's "waistline" and cut the coun-
try in two-at least for the winter.
For weeks the Russians have be-
sieged Suomussalmi as the first ob-
jective in thisdrive. Finnish de-
scriptions of the fighting'indicated
that the 163rd had attempted to close
in .froni.tbnrtheast and the 44th
from the southeast.
(Neutral military experts have
estimated the strength of a Russian
Division at 15,000 to 17,000 men).
Booty which the Finns reported
capturing in the two victories includ-
ed 129 guns of various calibres, 54
tanks,,12 armored cars, one airplane,
75 submachine guns, 428 motor
trucks, 59 field kitchens, 1,420 horses
and large quantities of rifles and mu-
nitions.
On other fronts the Finns report-
ed little activity, except for "cus-
tomary skirmishes and artillery ex-
changes."
Senator Brown Proposes
$60,000,000 Finn Loan
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.-'P)-Sen-
ator Brown (Dem., Mich.), proposed
a $60,000,000 loan to Finland today
while Senator Glass (Dem., Va.), us-
ually an economy advocate, declared
that he would support additional
government borrowing for the pur-
pose.
Brown's bill, similar to one intro-
duced in the. House by Representative
Hook (Dem., Mich.) would author-
ize an "RFC loan with no strings at-
tached. The Export-Import Bank
has extended $10,000,000 in credits
to Finland for the purchase of agri-
cultural surpluses and other civilian
supplies. Brown would enable Fin-
land to buy arms here and elsewhere.
"I feel that the American people
want our government to loan this
money to Finland," Brown said, "if
for no other reason than in recogni-
tion of the good feeling that exists be-
tween the two nations,"
Meanwhile the State Department
informed the League of Nations, in
reply to a query as to what extent
the United States would help Fin-
land, tl-at it was dealing directly with
that country on its requests for ma-
terial and humanitarian assistance.
H. Auden, Foremost

Living .Poet To day,
Will Sped _Friday
Acclaimed by many as the greatest
living English poet, W. H. Auden
will speak on "A Sense of One's Age,"
at 4:15 p.m. Friday in Rackham Au-
ditorium under the auspices of the
English department.
A graduate of Oxford, Auden is the
acknowledged leader of the modern

DETROIT, Jan. 8.-(/P)-Murray
D. Van Wagoner, state highway com-
missioner, heaped praises on the
head of Frank Murphy, his erstwhile
rival for control of democratic af-
fairs in Michigan, in a prepared ad-
dress tonight to Michigan Demo-
crats' annual Jackson Day dinner.
Van Wagoner coupled his praise
of Murphy with a blast of criticism
against Republicans and a plea for a
fighting campaign in 1940 that would
lead his party to victory.
"The state government of Michi-
gan today is being run for the in-
terest of a political party and not
for the public," he charged.
His text carried no mention of his
own political ambitions, although
Van Wagoner generally is expected
to declare his candidacy for the
Democratic nomination for Govern-
or.

Ruthven Denies Chicago Action
Implies Corrupt Football Here

By PAUL CHANDLER
President Ruthven said today that
merely because Chicago has dropped
out of Big Ten football "is no reason
to think that football at this Univer-
sity is corrupt."
Dr. Ruthven said he was satisfied
with athletic conditions at Michi-
gan as controlled by the Board in
Control of Physical Education, and
that he had no intention of interfer-
ing with the administration.
Chicago's Board of Trustees an-
nounced at the time of their resig-
nation that they "believe conditions
are such now in the Big Ten that
students derive no special benefits
from intercollegiate football."
"I'm not aware of what the situa-
tion was at Chicago," Dr. Ruthven
explained, "and it doesn't bother me.
I'm convinced that our athletic offi-
cials are doing their best, and that

Education, has always insisted that
"there is no subsidization at Michi-
gan." He made this assertion last
spring when 50 Michigan athletes
sent a letter to the Michigan Daily,
and demanded that "subsidization be
brought into the open."
Ruthven added that he cared no
more if "we buy the football team
its suits" than he does if "there is'
some administrative question in the
University Greek department."
"Too many people expect me to
sit down and comment on little de-
tails about the management of this
particular department of the Uni-
versity, and I refuse to do it," he
declared. "My whole job is to form-
ulate University policy in its broad as-
pects.
"At the present time I ameconvinced
that our athletic department is do-
ing its best to put football into a
proper perspective in our University

Finns' Resistance Against Russia.
Encourages Balkans, Says Stanton

Russia's adventure in Finland is
causing repercussions even in the far-
off Balkans. Explaining this com-
ment in an interview yesterday, Dr.
John W. Stanton of the history de-
partment pointed to the recent re-
arming of the Rumanian border pro-
vince of Bessarabia.
King Carol's policy of conciliation
toward Russia dictated the removal
of troops from this disputed terri-
tory a short time ago, Dr. Stanton
recalled, but this policy was abrupt-
ly terminated when the failure of
Soviet military power in Finland was
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large Russian population and, more-
over, was at one time Russian terri-
tory.
Control of Besserabia would be a
step in Russia's policy of ousting
British, French and German inter-
ests in the Balkans and extending
her own, Dr. Stanton commented. Bes-
sarabia could act as a convenient
springboard to further Soviet in-
roads in the Balkans, he pointed out.
Fearing this very action, he ex-
plained, England has bound itself by
treaty to assist Rumania if the coun-
try is attacked. The Turko-British
treaty a nrlri - i n~cariaprp.A b

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