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'Information' On
A Worthy Caue.. .






Lh Near Death;
:or Gives Him,

Consumer Credit Conference.
Discusses Automobile Financing

Beckman Leads Talks On
Field; Kempton Scores

Competition In Credit
False Advertising




nate In Coma
Of Cerebral
ge; He Is 74
I Unknown
Jan. 18.-(P)--
ose tonight to Sen.
, 4-year-old dean
is condition at 9:30
described as un-
bin, the Senator's
that "the doctor
e hope." She said
xpects no change
the Plight."
and running a high
ult of a cerebral
veteran Republican
en only an outside
: that Mrs. Borah
brave" during the
rly Tuesday
lthe hemorrhage
but the nature of
ad kept him from
D days was not dis-
when his condition
he worse.
evealed that Mrs.
about 7:30 Tuesday
inconscious in his
rst it was believed
ped on a rug in
s bath, had fallen
injury which gave
I she had been in-
that it was quite
Senator had been
hemorrhage while
s shower and that
from this attack.

Veteran Near



Operations and practices of auto-
mobile financing companies were dis-
cussed from all points of view yester-
day at the fourth session of the in-
vitational Conference on Consumer
Credit being held in the Rackham
Victor Brown, president of a Mil-
waukee auto acceptance company,
declared that competition in the
credit field actually aids patrons of
finance companies, claiming that in-
stances of unfair practices are rare.
Judge Joseph A. Gillis of the Record-
ers' Court of Detroit, taking an op-
posite point of view, stated that ex-
amples of garnishee and suits against
former owners by finance companies
are numerous.
Judge Gillis concluded his remarks
YMCA Leaders
Begin Parley
This Mornig

State Laymen's
Convenes In



or a check-up, had
etter than in a long
ro Wife
esday, he was semi-
gh unable to relate
ed. Once he called
. Borah---and de-
ers, but was quieted
I him he. could get

Heinen Admits
Poster$ Stunt
For Carnival
Charles Heinen, '41E, chairman of
the Ice Carnival, admitted after two'
and one-half minutes questioning
yesterday that the posters scattered
on and about the campus during the
past two weeks bespeaking the gen-
erosity of the "Silver King" are only
a publicity stunt for the Carnival.
"I must have been reading too
many newspaper stories about Brit-
ain and Germany denying things,"
said Heinen, referring to his previous
statement denying all knowledge of
the origin of the posters. "Honestly, I
couldn't help myself, and now my
conscience forces me to confess my
heinous crime."
The posters, however, contain legi-
timate clues to genuine financial re-
wards, he emphasized. One silverl
dollar will be found at the end of the1
trail pointed out by each set of clues,
he said. The first man there will get
the dollar, Heinen explained, while
the runners-up will receive tickets to
the Ice Carnival.
The Silver King's messages will
continue to appear in poster form on
the campus whenever there is a com-
munication of interest relative to the
Carnival, Heinen pointed out.
The Carnival itself will feature the
Olympia Skating Club of Detroit, in-
terfraternity and intersorority relay
races and speciality acts by local and
out-of-town skaters, he said. The
date of the Carnival has been tenta-
tively set for Feb. 23, and it will be
held in the Coliseum.

With YMCA questions and methods
of the day uppermost in their minds,
delegates to the Michigan YMCA's
State Convention and Laymen's Con-
ference convene at 9 a.m. today in
the Union for an intensive one day
Featured speaker of the conference
is Dr. James Ellenwood, YMCA execu-
tive secretary for New York, who is
considered one of the outstanding lec-
turers on the YMCA movement in
America. His morning address at
9:30 a.m. will be "An Interpretation
of the YMCA for the Modern Mood."
His evening lecture after the 5:30
p.m. banquet will concern the ques-
tion "Why Laymen Serve the YMCA."
Chief activity of the delegates will
be attending one of the nine section-
al conferences occurring simultan-
eously at 10:30 a.m. These meetings
will adjourn for luncheon and recon-
vene at 2:15 p.m.
Students are especially invited to
attend three conferences in which
"Camping-A Progressive Education-
al Procedure," "Next Steps in Boys'
Work" and "Needed Advances in
Young Men's Work" will be discussed.
Room numbers for these conferences
will be posted on the Union bulletin
board. \
Other conferences during the day
will consider "The New Program of
Recreation and Health," "An Advance
in the Town and Country Field,"
"Christian Emphasis and Method in
(Continued on Page 2)
Navy May Get Cut
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.-()P)-A
surprise move by Chairman Vinson
(Dem.-Ga.) today to cut $500,000,000
from the proposed $1,300,000,000 fleet
expansion program caught high Navy
officials somewhat off-guard but won
strong bi-partisan support in the
House Naval Committee.

by saying that he deemed the "Big
Three," the three auto finance com-
panies recently involved in a suit in
Indiana, to be the only three "legiti-
mate" automobile finance companies
in the state, naming the General
Motors Acceptance Corp. among the
The first session opened yesterday
afternoon in the Rackham Amphi-
theatre as a discussion of "Compe-
tition in the Field'of Consumer Cred-
it," under the leadership of Prof.
Theodore N. Beckman of Ohio State
University. Opening the session, S.
Bradford Kempton of Detroit cited
several cases of false advertising and
unfair action by finance companies
in Detroit.
"The Scope and Limitations of the
Field of Consumer Credit" was the
topic considered at the second ses-
sion of the, Conference, meeting yes-
terday morning in the Rackham Am-
Dr. M. R. Neifeld of Newark, N.J.,
opened thehdiscussion with an ad-
dress in which he pointed out how
consumer credit is used to acquire
durable goods and to meet emergency
expenses. Discussion which followed
his address and those of John Ryan
of Detroit and C. R. Orchard of the
U.S. Farm Credit Administration cen-
(Continued on Page 2)
McCrea .Aide's
Ouster Sought
By Detroit Jury
Asst. Prosecutor Peretto
Suspended On Request
Of GrandJury Judge
DETROIT, Jan. 18.-(A)-The one-
man Grand Jury investigating gam-
bling andI graft today asked the re-
moval of Assistant Prosecutor Robert
J. - Peretto and his suspension, was
ordered immediately by Prosecutor
Duncan C. McCrea.
Judge Homer Ferguson, who is con-
ducting Grand Jury investigation,*
transmitted his request after taking
testimony from Peretto for two nights
and a day.
In view of the Grand Jury's secret
nature it was not possible to deter-
mine the nature of the allegaions
against Peretto, but it was established
that they related to Dr. Martin B.
Robinson, central figure in a hold-
'ip case that had so many repercus-
ions it caused the biggest shakeup
*n Detroit police history, was missing
today and was sought by special in-
vestigators for the Grand Jury.
However, it was learned that
Robinson intends to present himself
probably tomorrow to agents of the
Internal Revenue office.
Murphy Takes
Judge's Oath

Ask More Aid
For Finland
Soviet Russia Apologizes
To Sweden; Says Two
Planes Were At Fault
Ontario Criticizes
Canada's Efficiency
(Unless otherwise stated all foreign
dispatches are subject to censorship).
(By The Associated Press)
Methodical Finns fought doggedly
at the heels of retreating Russians
in the frozen Arctic Thursday as
rumblings grew louder in Sweden for
Scandinavia to pitch in and help the
embattled neighbor.
Accompanying the swiftly moving
developments in the north was a
Russian apology to Sweden for a vi-
olation of Swedish territory by So-
viet warplanes. In the "big war"
there were more shipping losses and
a fatal gunpowder factor explosion
in England.
Routed within striking distance of
their goal-the bisection of Finland
-the Red army was said to be fight-
ing desperately to get back to its own
,.Finns Report Success
The Finns, aided by frigid temper-
atures as low as minus 58 degrees
fahrenheit, reported a 28-mile thrust
against the Russians near Salla
along 'with other successes farther
to the north and east of his Lap-
land front.
The "Aid-to-Finland-now" boom
in Sweden was touched off by out-
spoken criticism of the' country's neu-
trality policy by her former foreign
minister, Richard Sandler, and a So-
cialist-sponsored proposal for an im-
mediate northern "defense league."
The Swedish government itself in-
dicated, however, it would continue
to follow its present cautious policy
of unofficial held to Finland. Norway
and Denmark failed to register offi-
cial interest in the proposition.
There was growing concern in
Scandinavia nevertheless that a So-
viet 'victory in Finland might be the
forerunner of further Russian strides

Natators To Face
Yale Powerhouse
Today; Fight Seen

Group Singing
To Supplement
'Quiz' Program
Greater student participation in
the local "Information, Please" pro-
gram tomorrow night in Hill Aud-
torium, was assured yesterday with
;he announcement that group singing
will be led by the Glee Club during
the intermission.
The committee in charge revealed
that it thought it necessary to have
some break in the inquisition in orderf
to "clear the air of flying questions
and answers." The Glee Club underi
the direction of Jack Secrist, Grad.,
will bridge the break with four songs:
"Laudes Atque Carmina" by Stanley;I
"Nottingham Hunt" by Bullard; Bur-I
leigh's "Mr. Banjo," and "Goddess-of
the Inland Seas" by Peters. Follow-
ing these numbers, Secrist will leadl
the audience in a group .of familiar4
Tickets for the show, which is the
first off-the-air performance of the
weekly radio quiz, will be on sale at
50, 75 cents and $1 from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. today and tomorrow at the Hill
Auditorium box-office.
Mrs. Walter Maddock, president of
the Ann Arbor Alumnae Club, spon-
sor of the program, emphasized yes-
terday that the committee has made
every arrangement to insure perfect
carrying of the show to all parts of
the Auditorium.
Hocky Team
Is Beaten, 9-2
Minnesota Power Baffles
Eddie Lowrey' s Sextet
(special To The Daily)
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 18.- Un-
leashing another scoring barrage, the
simply unbeatable Minnesota outfit,
tonight defeated the University of
Michigan pucksters by a score of 9
to 2 at the Minneapolis Arena. 1
Leading the onslaught for the
Gophers were Frank St. Vincent,
Babe Paulsen and Haydon Pickering.
Little Freddie Junger, a sophomore,
also gave the visitors plenty of
Starring for the losers were Larry
Calvert and Charley Ross, stellar
defensemen, and Paul Goldsmith,
sophomore center. This hard skat-
ing combination held a stonewall de-
fense until 7:52, when St. Vincent,
on a pass from Paulsen, broke loose
at the blue line, and with fine stick-
handling, feinted goalie Spike James
out of position to decorate the laces.
Then, with something close to a rec-
ord, a triple pass, Mariucci to St. Vin-
cent to Pickering, found the latter
depositing the puck just 18 seconds
later at 8:11.
This started the fireworks and be-
(Continued on Page 3)
Art Head, Alumnus, Dies
A University alumnus, Kendall K.
Mussey, director of New York City's
Arden Art Galleries and active for
many years in art, music and dra-
matic circles, died yesterday.

in the direction of

Evenly Matched Team
Are Country's Leaders
Both Are Undefeated
Two Squads Meet
In Fifth Encountei
(special to The Daily)
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 19.-
The eyes of the swimming world tur
toward the palatial exhibition pool i
Payne Whitney Gymna sium tonigl
where Michigan and Yale the na
tion's two outstanding natatoria
aggregations, battle in a dual meet.
Not since 1938 when the Wolve
ines won'the. final event, the fr
style relay, to capture the meet, 41
34 have Eli coach Bob Kiphuth an
Michigan mentor Matt Mann had t
more evenly matched squads.
The encounter tonight is a natura
Yale is the powerhouse of the Eas
having trampled over four oppor
ents so far without effort. Afte
opening their season with a victor
over the Alumni, the Eli squad kej
right on going,. defeating Wesleya
Cornell and Franklin and Marsha
by overwhelming scores.
- tSgan Leads West
Michigan, on the other hand, is t1
colossus of the West. Wester
Conference and National Collegial
champions last year, the Wolverin
once again flashed tremendous pow
last week in knocking over Ohio Stat
always a top flight contender fa
laurels in the swimming empire.
Ths is the fifth meet in the Yale
Michigan series. The Blue won t2
first two in 1929 and 1930, but t1
Wolverines came back in 1938 an
1939 to even the score. Tonight,
is the Matt Mann squad'that will :
slightly favored to hang up its thir
straight victory over the sons of E
Bob Kiphuth, United States Olyn
pic swimming coach and' master
natatorial legerdemain at Yale f
several years now, has an ace up h
sleeve, however, to stop the march
the Wolverines. He's banking
hopes on young Howie Johnson, ti
phenomenal sophomore, who finish
second only to deter Fick for 1
yards in the National AAU's la
Johnson Faces Gus
The Yale star, however, is likely"
meet his equal in the meet tonigi
In the "race of the century" ata ce
tury distance, Johnson will swi
against Michigan's Gus Shareim
the sophomore sensation of the We
and this event is destined to be 01
of the thrillers on the card.
The two met twice before, once
the preliminaries of the NationalAA
meet, and the other time in the fine
of the same event. On both occ
sions they finished neck and nec
and both times the Eastern star w
given the decision. In the previo
meets this year, Johnson has turn
in a :52.4 time for the distance whl
the Wolverine -ace did :52.6 in t
Ohio fracas.
As his other contender.in the 1
race, Matt Mann will use Jhnj
(Continued on Page 3)
Garg To Be Sold
In University Ha

Norway andl

on t
s mor
ued a

esday, however, he sank
a from which he roused'
V at intervals. His con-.
ne still more precarious
g, and Dr. Worth Daniels
letin describing the Sen-
s as serious.
that the "Lion of Idaho"
on his deathbed shocked
Washington. President
lephoned the Borah home
is sorrow. At the Capitol,
athered in little knots to
formation and recall the
ic Senate battles in which
i leading figure.
'e unashamed tears in the
vy of his colleagues-po-
Is and foes alike. Several
re praying that he would
I when the Senate met,
in, the Rev. Ze Barney
led to the usual prayer a
for Borah, saying he was
. of death.

Russia Apologizes
Russia's apology to Sweden was in
reply to a Swedish protest that nine
Soviet planes bombed Kallaks Island
on the Bothnian gulf last Sunday.
Moscow, however, acknowledged
that only two, planes, which it said
became lost in a snowstorm, flew over
the island, and made no mention of
any bombings.
Action on the Allied-German war-
front was overshadowed by a discor-
dant note from Toronto, where the
Ontario Legislature adopted, 44 to 0,
a motion condemning Canada's al-
leged inefficiency in the Dominion's
war effort.
The motion, regretting that the
Ottawa government was putting "so
little effort" into its war plans, was
voted after Liberal Premier Mitchell
Hepburn, its sponsor, threatened to
resign if it failed of passage. Con-
servative leader .George Drew joined
Hepburn in criticizing the Ottawa
Across the Atlantic, five men died'
in a series of thunderous explosions
in the Royal Gunpowder Factory at
fWaltham Abbey, near London, and
three. soldiers were killed and a num-
ber injured in accidents in other parts
of England. Police said the Waltham
Abbey blast was "an accident."


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Coeds, Ask LeapYear Liberties
In Debate; Want Date Initiative

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If Your Teeth Bounced
Yesterday, Here's Why
University Observatory savants told
a shivering Daily reporter last night
that the mercury had shot down to
10 below zero. Frigid blasts sweep-
ing across the Pacific Canadian bor-
der were blamed.
But, according to the Associated
Press, this college town should be
thankful it isn't farther out west. In
the northern states east of the Rockies
temperatures reached record-break-
ing lows-32 below din Body, Wyo.,
and 30 below in Lemmon, S. D.
Old Man Weather's invasion caused,
the Associated Press said, many
schools to close, a boom in the fuel
business and a demand for heavy
clothing, especially long underwear.
Robert Minor Will Speak
At YCL's 'Lenin' Meeting

Three Michigan co-eds-and they
were pretty-last night claimed that
the rules of Leap Year gave them the
privilege of deciding when to be
kissed, if at all.$
The co-eds demanded emancipa-
tion from their Ann Arbor life of
"social slavery"-which means dat-
ing men they don't like, going places
where they have no fun, and acting
romantic when they feel bored.
Leap Year offers the solution to
these hardships, the co-eds claimed,
if men will cooperate. "We'd be glad
enough to make the dates and pay
the bills, if anyone would give us al
chance," they declared.
A heated debate between male and
female debating organizations was
the occasion for the remarks. The
women members of Zeta Phi Eta
society won the decision, but it was
just as well, because two of the judges
were male members of the University
Members of Alpha Nu, men's de-
bating society, met the women with

get another date;" but the men coun-
tered with the charge that women
already control the kissing situation
with a raised elbow and a "how dare
you glance."
Even the Declaration of Independ-
ence entered the argument when the
women said they were being usurped
of the "pursuit of happiness" by
Michigan men's "antiquated social
"Man was the protector of woman
in Neanderthal days," the men said,
"and, it still is man's intrinsic nature
to dominate."
"We want to attract you men -by
our intrinsic value, not by a 'come
hither' glance," the women answered.
"We don't care if your men want to
feel protective-go ahead,"
The women also attacked the "silly"
customs of man walking on the out-
side of the street when escorting a
lady, and opening the door for her.
"Why not just do what is convenient,"
they asked, "and forget this unneces-
sary gallantry?"
"We women are not as bashful as
vn thfilk-i st OO a ehmir n"

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18. -(P)-
Frank Murphy took the oath as an
Associate Justice of the Supi'eme
Court today and turned the office
of Attorney General over to Robert
H. Jackson, handsome, vigorous ex-
ponent of the New Deal.
Both men took their oaths in the
oval study on the second floor of the
White House, in the presence of
President Roosevelt, high government
officials and friends.
A few hours later, Jackson said at
a press conference that he contem-
plated no substantial changes in the
Justice Department because he had
"inherited a splendid organization."
Associate Justice Stanley Reed, who
was elevated to the Supreme Court
from the Solicitor General's office in
1938, administered the oath to Mur-
phy and Jackson. The new Justice
used the same tattered Bible-a high
school graduation gift from his
mother-on which he was sworn in
as Attorney General Jan. 2, 1939.
Publications Board
HonorsDaily Staff
The Board in Control of Student

Union Opera Cast- Completed;
ImitationsAre Problems Now

"That isn't the way Hedy would
say that line."
With that criticism, Roy Rector,
'40Ed, the Union Opera's glamorous
siren, had to change his style until
it suited his heckler's taste. There
was no use arguing. For the heckler,
Casey M. Carter, '40, the "Lee Grant"
of the Opera, knew what he was
talking about. He knew how Holly-
wood's Hedy would say the. line.
Hollywood is Carter's hometown,
and, taking advantage of his near-
ness to the Queen of Hearts, he con-
trived to meet La Marr while the
rest of us were only pining. Pictures
of her grace his room. He is a La
Marrian authority and he makes the
Opera's Hedy assume just the right
air of "oomph."

velt will be taken by Alvin M: Bent-
ley, 140, and that of Mrs. Roosevelt
by Jack Silcott, Grad.
Also included in the cast is one
complete backfield from the varsity
football lineup. Tom Harmon, '41,
will be Jimmy Roosevelt during the
first two nights of the play and then
will leave the role to James Gorm-
sen, '42, while he travels with the
basketball team. Forest "Peaches"'
Evashevski will be in the chorus. Jack
Meyer, '41, quarterback on the 1938
team, will have the role of a "girl on
campus." And Bob Westfall, '42,
is a member of the comedy chorus.
The part of Petunia, Hedy La
Tour's colored maid, will be taken by
Tom Adams, '40, president of the
Interfraternity Council.
In addition to these leads, the cast
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Those timid souls who could ni
brave the'zero weather yesterday
buy their issue of Gargoyle will'"
given a chance today to secure a cox
without having their coins freeze
their fingers,
Gargoyle will have a special boo
in the warmth of University Hall f
the second day of the sale.
Revealed in the January issue
the cast of the Union Opera. T
cover photo, in the best Hurrell sty
was made of footballer Forest Ev
shevski as he tried out for one
the "feminine" leads of the show. A
so included are features on the
Hop, the 10 Queens of the Sox
Prom and a sports article by Sty
Swinton, '40, city editor of The Dail
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