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Editorial
Renewal Of Jabanese
Trade Agreement .

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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17, 1940

PRICE FIVE

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ale Ends;
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Hayden Sees Japanese
LeaderFriendly To U. S.
Yonai's Position Believed Important In U.S.-Japan
Trade Negotiations; Washington Feels Tokyo
Should Continue With Conciliatory Moves

.ore U-Boats
nish Ski Troops Set Up
utposts On Soviet Soil;
rance Hits Communists
pan Hints Better
relations With U.S .
Jnless otherwise stated all foreign
atches are subject to censorship.)
By The Associated Press)
ear Britain ended her Cabinet
over the resignation of War
ster Leslie Hore-Belisha with a
amentary love feast yesterday,
tted the loss of three submarines
announced herself "ready" for
e acute" warfare whenever it
s.
tements by Prime Minister
iberlain and Hore-Belisha to an
tive House of Commons left be-
.ed the reasons for the with-
al of Hore-Belisha from the Cab-
but showed clearly that the for-
minister intended to start no
that would embarrass Chain-

U-Boats Lost
the three submarines
horse and Starfish-
's naval losses to 20
5 lives. But in a war
liament, Chamberlain
11 be that the war is
r upon a more acute
e ready for it."
ported the Undine and
destroyed in Helgo-
he Nazis made no men-
thorse.
Finnish ski troops set'
side the Russian bor-
iorth of Lake Ladoga;
of Finland continued
ay; the French Cham-
es voted to oust from
d public office all for-

Appointinent of Admiral Mitsumasi.
Yonai as Japan's new premier is a
significant development in current
Tokyo-Washington negotiations to
replace a trade treaty which expires
Jan. 26.
Prof. Joseph R. Hayden, chair-
man of the political science depart-
ment expressed this opinion yester-
day, explaining that the new cabinet
head is known to believe that his
country should. establish the very
best relations with the United States.
Professor Hayden has just returned
to ,Ann Arbor after a week's trip to
the west, where he addressed the
Portland (Ore.) Committee on For-
eign Relations on "Current Ameri-
can-Japanese Relations."
Denounced Last Year
Present negotiations between the
two countries/ began, he recalled,
shortly after July 26, 1939 when, af-
ter a series of serious Japanese off-
enses on American rights in the
Chinese war zone, our government
formallyadenounced our working
trade agreement with Japan. This
pact, he explained, first negotiated
in 1911, provides that neither signa-
tory can discriminate against exports
of the other, and further states that
either party can terminate it six
months after a formal denunciation.
That is exactly what the United
States has done, he added. ;-
Ever since Japan occupied Man-
churia in 1931,'Professor Hayden ob-
served, Washingtonshas held that
Japan has violated the Nine-Power
Pact and the Kellogg Peace Pact,
treaties to which both the United
States and Japan are parties, as well
as the traditional United States
policy of maintaining the "open,
door" in China. Especially since the
perpetration of serious violations on;
Americans in China, beginning in
1937, our protests have increased.
Japan Wants To Negotiate
Japan is'evrdently anxious to ar-
rive at a new agreement, as the Unit-
ed States has been supplying much
of her war supplies, Professor Hay-
den commented. However, our State'
Department has been silent on a
Alumnus JoinSr
F innish_.Army
Heidman Decides Finland's
Battle 'Is My Fight'
A University of Michigan gradu-
ate now living in Finland has decided
that the war against Russia "is my
fight" and is training to join the
battle against invading Soviet troops.
The University alumnus is Law-
rence Heideman brother of George
Heideman Finnish consul in Detroit,
and one of the members of the
"American Brigade," composed of
citizens of the United States who have
volunteered for service against
Russia. He left Detroit last fall on
a Finnish ship.
London newspapers yesterday car-
ried the story of Heideman's plans.

policy of its own, preferring to await
overtures from Tokyo, he added.
No new agreement is likely, he
explained, until Japan makes suf-
ficient redress for past violations of
our rights, and sufficient promise
that they will not re-occur. Recent
opening of the Yangtze River to
Hankow is considered a step in the
right direction, he added, and ap-
pointment of this new premier is evi-
dently another such move.
A possible path for our govern-
ment, Professor Hayden ventured,
would be to make any new trade
agreement dependent upon the set-
tlement of other issues, or to enter
into an omnibus agreement includ-
ing all the disputed issues.
However Congress can now apply
an embargo on any and all our trade
with Japan, without being accused of
treaty violation, he observed, and'
such legislation is actually being
considered.
Quiz Questions
Are Selected
FTor Program
Choice Follows Three-Day
Examination And Review
By Brumm Committee
Forty-two questions ranging from
athletics to zoology have been select-
ed for use on the first off-the-air
"Information, Please" program Satur-
day in Hill Auditorium, Prof. John.
L. Brumm, chairman of the commit-
tee, revealed yesterday.
A copy of the selections has been
sent to Clifton Fadiman, master-of-
ceremonies, who will arrive here Sat-
urday morning to supervise the revi-
sion and editing. As many questions
as time permits will be included on
the program, Professor Brumm said.
Final decision was made following
three' days of examination and re-
viewing by the five-member commit-
tee of approxinately 650 entries sub-
mitted by 200 people. Attempt was
made by the committee to avoid ques-
tions that might depend on opinion,
or that had their basis in varying
versions of the Bible.
In general, the entries were unus-
ually intelligent, Professor Brumm in-
dicated, avoiding the usual quiz type
of "catch" question and taking into
consideration the peculiar capabili-
ties of the four men who are to be
questioned. "
He was surprised at the number of
(Continued on Page 2)

Invitational
Credit Parley
OpensToday
Discussion Will Highlight
Economic Adjustments
Of American Families
Over 100 Delegates
Expected To Attend
The relation6 of consumer credit to
family status will be the first topic
discussed by a three-day invitational
Conference on Consumer Credit
which opens with a dinner meeting
at 6:30 p.m. today in the Union.
Papers will be presented at the
xneeting on the size, make-up and
economic competence of the Ameri-
can family and on the basis and lim-=
its of the use of credit by the family.
Joint Sponsorship,
The Conference, held under the
joint sponsorship of the School of
Business Administration and the
Institute of Public and Social Ad-
ministration, is expected to attract
more than .100 delegates. Econo-
mists, social workers and representa-
tives of small loan businesses, per-
sonal, finance companies, install-
ment-selling organizations, credit
unions and governmental and chari-
table organizations from every part
of the nation are expected, accord-
fig to Prof. Robert W. Kelso, director
of the Graduate Curriculum in So-
cial Work.
,Three discussion meetings are
planned as thie features of tomor-
row's business by the Conference.
"The -Scope "and Limnitationis Field of
Consumerr Credit," willbeconsidered
under the leadership of Prof. Ray-
mond Rodgers of New York Univer-
sity at 9 a.m. in the Rackham Amphi-
theatre. Dean Clare E. Griffin of
the School of Business Administra-
tion ;will preside at' a luncheon dis-
cussion of the regulation of consumer
credit to education at noon in the
IUnion.
Beckman To Speak
Prof. Theodore Bekman of Ohio
State University will be in charge of
a discussion of "Qmpetition In the
Field of Consumer Credit" at 2 p.m.
in the Rackham Amphitheatre. The
Conference will hear an address on
"The War in the North" by Prof.
Preston W. Slosson of the history de-
partment at 6:30 p.m. in the Union.
Students and members of the fac-
ulty of the University will be ad-
mitted without charge to all discus-
sion sessions of the Conference.
Soph Prom Bids Remain
A few remaining tickets to Soph
Prom have been put on sale at the
main desk in the Union Richard
Scherling ticket chairman announced
yesterday. The dance will be from
10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday in the Union
Ballroom.

News-hound Talks Here

FDR Asks Credit
For Finns; Refeers
Issue To Congres|

H. R. KNICKERBOCKER
* * *
Knickerbocker
Speaks Today'
On War News
Correspondent To Discuss
'Ringside Of History'
In Hill Auditorium Talk
H. R. Knickerbocker, the foreign
correspondent who thinks that the
present European conflict is merely
the prelude to another 100 years'
war, will give the fifth lecture of the
Oratorical Series at 8:15 p.m. today
in Hill Auditorium.
Mr. Knickerbocker's topic, "At The
Ringside of History," will be much
in the nature of an autobiographical
sketch for few and far' between are
the major news events' he has not
covered in his lifetime.',
Chief European trouble-shooter
for International News Service and,
winner of the Pulitzer Prize for out-
standing foreign correspondence in
1930, Mr. Knickerbocker has been de-
scribed as "Mr. Average Man's mind-
picture of a typical foreign corres-
pondent, a dashing, flaming-thatched
chap with portable typewriter and
one foot in the door of every Euro-
pean chancellery."
It is Mr. Knickerbocker's belief
that the ideological implications of
the current struggle, involving the
social structure of the entire world,
will soon convert it into a "battle to
the death."'He predicts the line-ups
to be "a Red Germany and a Red
Russia against the Allied Powers and
anyone else who will fight in the in-
terests of decency and civilization."
Mr. Knickerbocker is a native of
Texas and was educated at American
and German universities. He is a
member of Sigma Delta Chi, journal-
istic fraternity. After his lecture
tour, he expects to return to the Wes-
tern Front to cover the "big push"
he has frequently prophesied.

Murphy Spent
CampUS NDays
.As 'Daily' Man
By. STAN $WINTON
When the United States Senate
confirmed Frank Murphy's appoint-
ment as Justice of the Supreme
Court yesterday, Michigan's 'best
known liberal took another step on
the road which admirers hope some-
day will bring him the highest honor
which can come to an American ceiti-
zen-the presidency.
But while even such Republican
stalwarts as Sen. Arthur Vandenburg
announced they would have support-
ed the popular Attorneyener l and
ones-time Governor of Michigan if
a record votehad been called, it was
not so long ago that this same Frank
Murphy was a mere cub reporter on
The Michigan Daily and, later, a-
BMOC of the pre-Word War era.
The new 'Supreme Court Justice's
favorite story, when he reminisces of
his days at Michigan and on'The
Daily, isof the time whea he tried
to interview a famous explorer while
the adventurer was placidly taking
a sponge bath at the old Whitney
Hotel.
In a letter to the writer in 193,
Murphy described what happened
when he was sent on the story by
Harold Titusr then called "Opie" be-
cause of an alleged resemblances b-
tween him and Ople Dilldock, a com-
ic strip character who was noted for
his Baron Munchausenian tales.
Titus, incidentally, is now one of
the State's best known authors and
is father of Elizabeth Titus, I0.,
"Titus," Murphy wrote, "sent e
to interview Sir Ernest Shacakleton
the famous British explorer and di-r
coverer of the South Pole. I talked
to him while he was taking a sponge
bath in his room in the old Whitney
Hotel, He carried his own tub along,
which was all right with the Whit-
ney, and like a good Englishman, he
used the sponge and the tin tub."
"I got a scoop: he predicted the
discovery of the North Pole by Ad-
miral Peary within six months!"
Thoughts of The Daily bring "back
memories of days that are very dear
to me," Murphy said in his letter. "I
(Continued on Page 2)
Senate Approves Murphy,
Jacks on Appointments
WASHING.TON,,Jan. 16 '1)-
Attorney General Frank Murphy is
expected to take his seat on the
Supreme Court a week from next
Monday as the result of his unani-
mous confirmation by the Senate to-
day.
He will probably take his oath of
office as President Roosevelt's fifth
appointee to the HighCourt late this
weekorearly next weekand arrange
to turn his present office over tc
Robert H. Jackson, now Solicitor
General. Jackson also was unani-
mously confirmed today.
The Senate also confirmed the
nomination of Circuit Judge Francig
Biddle to be Solicitor General, suc-
ceeding Jackson.

"There is at the samE
doubted opposition to ti
of precedents which mig
large credits to nations
either belligerents or ne
one desires a return to suc
At a later press conf(
Roosevelt was asked wh:
trality Act, forbidding 10
ligerents, had never been
the Russo-Finnish War,
that the struggle is an
war.
Mr. Roosevelt's proposa
a flurry of Senate deb:
implications of the pr(
evoked demands that it bE
not only by the banking
but the Foreign Relations
as well. It was ultimately
that procedure should bt
Senator George St
"If we lift the restrict
Neutrality Act on credits
nations, it is easy to see N
stroyed the very heart of t
ity Act," asserted Sena
(Dem.-Ga.) "If you brea
restrictions in the case of
hour approaches when I
will be doubled and rE
break down the restrictior
of Great Britain."
How extensive the opt
could not be determine
it was understood that E
the Senators who oppose
dent's Neutrality Act revis
apprehensive lest a loan
be used later as a precedE
to other Warring nations.
The general feeling w
that in view of the widest
ican sympathy for the
state in its conflict with
Roosevelt would ultimat
way and assistance to
approved.

Increase In Export-bl
Funds Would F
Loans Without
Proposal Arous
Debate In Se
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.
President Roosevelt put the
of a loan to Finland up to (
today, with a suggestion th
done by increasing the fund
Export-Import Bank and a
tion that such action would
the United States into war.
"There is without doubt
United States a great desire f
action, to assist Finland to
the purchase of agriculturi
pluses "and manufactured i
not including implements o
he said in a letter dispatched
Vice-President Garner and
Bankhead.
Create recedents?

iew foreign minister,
as quoted by Japan-
s saying he expected
with Germany and
her deepened" under
cent of Premier Ad-
) Yonai.
eign minister when
nism pact with Ger
( was signed. The
as virtually discard-
vhen Germany and
pact partners last
d relations between
s and Japan must be
3e said he was plan-
rieasures" to be fol-
Japanese American
)ires Jan. 26.

I

wed

Court Of Honor Will Make History

little Ba
SRussia,
ely have

Book Exchange
Will Open Soon,

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3
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Students Urged To Bring
Books In At Early Date
The Student Book Exchange, spon-
sored by the Union and the League
in an effort to enable students to buy
and sell books at reasonable price's,
will be open Feb. 1-14 in the Union,
Robert Ulrich, '41, said yesterday.
The Exchange, first opened in
February, 1939, under the present
supervision, has showed such out-
standing success, he continued, that
student demant seems to call for its
continuation. Its work will be great-
ly facilitated, Ulrich commented, if
students will only bring in their
books. Demand is practically un-
limited, he added, and any books in
current use at the University can be
sold.
Hours of the Exchange will be
1:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 1-7, and 8 a.m.'
to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8-14. It will be
held in the Union.
Union Publicity Stunt
Is Denied By Heinen
That the posters appearing at va-
rious points on and about the campus
during the last week and telling read-
ers to follow clues and learn of the
"Silver King's" generosity are noth-

"When the war broke out," the Lon-
don Dispatch quoted him, "I was in
Helsinki on a vacation and study tour
and saw the first bombs fall.
"At first I said to myself, 'this is
not my business. My father is a Finn,
but my life lies in the United States.'
"When I got back to Stockholm, I
suddenly saw things differently. I.
came back. It's my fight."
Heideman was born in Calumet,
Mich. He attended the Detroit Col-
lege of Law after graduating from
the University.
Ann Arbor Group
Offers Art Exhibit
In Alumni Building
The works of a modern American
artist and a' number of the greatest
of German etchers are being current-
ly featured in a double exhibition
sponsored by the Ann Arbor Artists'
Association in Alumni Memorial Hall.
Thirty oils and 15 color paintings
are offered in the individual'show-
ing by John Papass of Detroit. A
Greek-American, Papass includes in
his exhibit paintings of upper Michi-
gan, of his native Greece, flowers
and still life compositions.

six

Speakers

Compete Today
Finalists Of 17 Sections
Vie For Course Title
Six finalists will compete for the
title of best speaker in the 17 sec-
tions of speech 31 at 4 p.m. today in
Natural Science Auditorium.
The speakers who were chosen' by
speech faculty judges Monday are
Thomas H. Armstrong, '41, who will
talk' on "Romance In Steel"; Arthur
J. Gaio, '40, who will discuss "Ameri-
can Privileges"; Robert C. Kennedy,
'40, whose address is "How Many
Strikes Before You Are Out?" John
Rookus, '42, whose speech is "The
Third Term Issue"; Neil G. Smith,
'41, who entitled his talk, "I 'Slept
For Ten Years"; and Robert W. Titus,
'42, whose topic is "Why Should You
or IGo ToWar."
Arthur Secord of the speech de-
partment will introduce the speak-
r. Jiiam wl rm ,n n nik M_

Opera Beautic
To Be Expose
In New 'Gar~
Who will be Hedy La Tour? '
will be Lee Grant?
The campus will know tomol
when the January issue of Garg
goes on campus sale. The en
speaking cast will be revealed i
feature article, accompanied by .
did shots of Opera "beauties."
Hedy La Tour is the "femini
lead of the all-men's Opera, and
Grant is the male lead. The
men selected to take these roles'
chosen by Director Roy Hoyer a
weeks of auditions last year.
But masculine beauty is
enough. Gargoyle talent scouts
searched out the 10 Queens of
Soph Prom, have photographed I
in a way to make Hurrell of H
wood envious and will publish
pictures in the forthcoming issu
J-Hop, just around the social
ner, will come in for its share of
tice in a number of pictures anc
tidles, and a five-page fashion
plement will tell "What to Tal
J-Hop."
That regular monthly instru.
for de-bunking, "Preposterous
sons," will concentrate its derisic
the four BMOC's who run The I
In retaliation, Stan Swinton, city
tor of The Daily, will contribut

- Photo by Robert Merriman'.
Selected for the Soph Prom Court of Honor are: standing, from left to right: Peggy Gabriel, Detroit;
Elsie Courtney, Iakewood, 0.; Virginia Alfvin, Winnetka, Ill.; Phyllis Waters, Toledo, 0. Seated, left to
right: Margaret Dodge, Detroit# Beatrice Snoke, Detroit; Margot Thom, Buffalo, Wyo.; Marney Gardner,
S :b. rVuarlvt nDen field.ansinx; Mariorie Higgins, Washington, D.C.

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