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Editorial
The Lion Of Idaho:
A Loss To The Nation .

VOL, L No. 86 Z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, JAN. 21, 1940

PRICE FIVE CENTS

United Action
By European
Nations Urged
By Churchill
British Reject U.S. Protest
Over Censorship Of Mail
Carried In Neutral Ships
Ministers Confer
On Balkan Issues
LONDON, Jan. 20.-(IP)-Europe's
fear-ridden neutral nations were
urged tonight by sharp tongued Win-
ston Churchill to join Britain and
France in "united action" to speed the
war against Nazi Germany to an end,
and warned grimly that otherwise the
flames off conflict would envelop
them.
Asserting that the small states are
the "victims upon whom Hitler's hate
and spite descend," the first lord of
the admiralty declared in a radio
broadcast which reached all the neu-
trals and was relayed in the United
States:
"They (the neutrals) comfort them-
selves that the Allies will win. Each
one hopes that the storm will pass
before his turn comes to be devoured.
But I greatly fear that the storm will
not pass. It will rage and it will roar
even more loudly, even more widely.
It will spread to the south. It will
spread to the north.
"There is no chance of a speedy
end except through united action ...
If at any time France and Britain,
"wearying of the struggle, were to
make a shameful peace," Churchill
added, "nothing would remain for
the smaller states of Europe with
their shipping and possessions but to
be divided between opposite, though
similar, barbarisms of Nazidom and
Bolshevism."
London Denies Validity
Of U.S. Protest'
LONDON, Jan..20.--(J)-Flatly re-
jecting the United States' protest
against the removal of American mail
for censorship from British, United
States and other neutral ships, the
British government tonight said
there was "clear evidence of the ex-
istence of an organized traffic in
contraband on a considerable scale
between German sympathizers in the
United States and Germany through
the mail."
The rejection, made in a lengthy
note, contended that the situation
regarding such contraband traffic is
identical with that of 1916. It re-
ferred to an aide memoire transmit-
ted to United States authorities on
Nov. 23 of last year citing proof of
such traffic, and added: "an article
in a newspaper published in German
in the United States," transmitted
at the same time, "showed that an
organization existed in United States
territory for the purpose of facilitat-
ing this traffic."
The British rejection of the United
States protest was based on the con-
tention that a belligerent has the
right under international law to as-
sure itself that ocean-going mail bags
and their contents do not contain
contraband.
Yugoslavia And Rumanian
Foreign Ministers Meet
BUCHAREST, Jan. 2.-0(P)-The
foreign ministers of Rumania and

Yugoslavia sought today to strength-
en southeastern Europe's uneasy
neutrality before the perils of an un-
certain future.
The two, Grigore Gafencu and
Alksander Cincar-Markovic, con-
ferred near the frontier in a castle
where King Carol II and Regent
Prince Paul of Yugoslavia met secret-
ly last week to study Balkan issues.
A communique on today's meeting
merely announced that the foreign
ministers had met "to discuss prob-
lems of the Balkan Entente"' which
will hold a meeting beginning Feb. 2
in Belgrade.
Hoover To Speak
On Finnish Relief
Former President Herbert Hoover
will head the program of speakers
at a program for Finnish relief to be
held at 3 p.m. today .at the Masonic

5,

000 Hear Informal
'Information, Please

Cagers

Outfight

M.S.C.,

32-27;

Puckmen Bow

To Gophers, 5-2;

'Mental Giants' Thrill.Audiences With
And Wit; Proceeds Go To Women's

Spontaneity
Co-op

Wrestlers

By MILTON ORSHEFSKY
It cost a ginger-ale company $220,
some 5,000 people in Hill Auditorium
approximately $3,000, and four "in-
tellectual giants" several moments of
mental uneasiness, but there were
none to say that last night's first off-
the-air performance of "Information,
Please" wasn't worth it.
The 5,000 came from all over the
state to decide whether or not the
quiz program, which draws 12 mil-
lion weekly listeners, had a legiti-
mate appeal outside the studio, and
they went home satisfied that the
radio show was "tops" in its field,
but that it could never hope to match
the stage performance for all-around
good-humor.
For last night's program was a
miracle of breeziness, spontaneity
and high spirits. The audience was
prepared to laugh, and it did, hearti-
ly and long at the sophisticated hu-
more and intellectual by-play of tN
five participants Franklin P. Adams,
John Kieran, Clifton Fadiman, Prof.,
Howard Mumford Jones of Harvard,
and Prof. Robert C. Angell of the
sociology department.
Everything went-bad puns, biting
satire, mutual ridiule-during the
85-minute inquisition which heard
28 questions run the gamut of hu-
man experiences from man-hole cov-
ers to Gilbert and Sullivana. an
touch indiscriminately on the Uni-
versity, literature, tennis, birds,
household utensils' and snakes. In
only eight instances did the panel
fail to answer correctly and eight
times Prof. John L. Brumm rang up
$10 on the cash-register.
First indication that last night was
to be no ordinary one came when
President Alexander G. Ruthven wel-
comed the audience in a speech so.
unrestrainedly a n d unexpectedly
light and humorous as to call forth
murmured wonderment. Typical of
Senior Officers
Will Be Elected
School Of Music Petition
Deadline Tomorrow
Four class officers will be elected
by seniors of the School of Phar-
macy Tuesday, when senior elections
will also be held for the literary col-
lege, the College of Architecture and
Design, the School of Music and the
School of Education, Carl Wheeler,
'40E, president of the Men's Judicial
Council, announced yesterday.
The positions of president, vice-
president, treasurer and secretary
are to be filled in each of these five
senior classes. Class secretaries will
remain in office five years until the
first reunions of their classes.
Students of the School of Music,
the College of Architecture and De-
sign and School of Education have
been granted' an extension of time
for the presentation of their peti-
tions for candidacy, Wheeler pointed
out. The petitions must be filed at
the Student Offices of the Union or
at the office of the Women's Judicial
l Council in the League not later than
5 p.m. tomorrow.
Lists of candidates and the time
and place of the elections will be an-
nounced in The Daily Tuesday,
Wheeler added.
The senior class, in accordance with
the change in campus politics last
year, is the only class which still
elects class officers.

Whip

Northwestern

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CLIFTON FADIMAN
... Asks The Questions

the temper of his talk was his good-
natured de-bunking of the program1
and of the people connected with it.t
"All the hot-air engendered on
(Continued on Page 6)P
Pastors Meet '
For Three-Day
Parley Here'
State Group Will Convene
Tomorrow; To Discuss
Problems OfReligion
Ann Arbor will be the religious cen-
ter of the state tomorrow through
Wednesday, when pastors of all de-
nominations arrive for the first Mich-
igan Pastors' Conference ever held;
here.
Coming from all parts of the state,
pastors will hold several conferences
during the three-day session on the
problems of religion in the modern
world. Sponsored jointly by the
University's Extension Service and
the Michigan Council of Churches
and Christian Education, the confer-
ence will discuss such questions as
the "Relation of the Church to the
town," "the pursuit of Christianity
in an un-Christian world" and "the
possibility of Christianity saving our
civilization."
Speakers will include churchmen,
nationally known theologians and
members of the University faculty.
Beginning at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow inj
the amphitheatre of the Rackham'
Building, with a general session fea-
turing a welcome by President Ruth-:
ven, the conference will split up into
smaller groups who will discuss the
varied questions, each discussion
group being led by a prominent
speaker.
Dr. Edward W. Blakeman, coun-
selor in religious education, yester-
day especially recommended to stu-
dents the address to be given by Dr.
O. R. Yoder, medical superintendent
of the Ypsilanti State Hospital.
Williams Plans To Speak
On Propaganda In U.S.
Prof. Mentor Williams of the Eng-
lish department will analyze "Pro-
paganda in the United States" at a
lecture at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Rack-
ham Amphitheatre.
Treating both the internal and ex-
ternal sources of American propa-
ganda, Professor Williams will pre-
sent his research and thought on the
problem..11

Michigan Led
By. Minnesota
In All Periods
Charley Ross, Samuelson
Make Wolverine Goals
In Desperate Offensive
(Special To The Daily)
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 20.-Scoring
two goals in the last period to put
the game safely away, the University
of Minnesota hockey team defeated
the University of Michigan sextet 5-2
at the ,Minneapolis arena here to-
night before a capacity 4,500 crowd.
Michigan, coming back as a com-
pletely rejuvenated team, showed
that the Gophers will have to settle
with them plenty for another Big
Ten title.
A change of pace from Thursday
night's game had the Gophers baf-
fled throughout the first two periods.
In one of the hardest fought battles
in college hockey, both teams were
keyed to fighting pitch, as well as
the crowd.
The Gophers started out at a pace
that made it seem another scoring
spree was on the evening's program.
A triple pass, Mariucci to Paulsen
to Pickering found the latter sneak-
ing the puck past goalie Spike James
as the game was one minute '43 sec-
onds young.
With a complete change of pace
which lasted the entire game the
Wolverines stopped the Gophers dead
and set out to tie the score one all
at the six-minute mark.
Checking hard at every chance,
both teams fighting mad held this
score until at 13:45 Bert McKenzie
on a spot pass from Babe Paulsen
passed between goalie James' legs.
So intense was the competition that
Charley Ross and Johnny Mariucci
were penalized five minutes each after
a tussle behind the Minnesota net.
Playing man to man with each team
carefully guarding their own blue line,
the second period was a zigzag back
and forth battle with each team
scoring one goal.
Babe Paulsen being the first on a
pass from Frank St. Vincent at 3:42.
charley Ross, in the Gopher's hair
1ll evening scored the Wolverine tally
unassisted less than a minute later.
Though the pressure was very try-
ing there was only one penalty in the
(Continued on Page 3)

By JIM MONAHAN
Running true to predictions, Mich-
igan's varsity wrestlers rolled up an
impressive 24 to 8 win over North-
western last night for their first Con-
ference victory of the season. The
Wolverines redeemed their close loss
to Illinois last week while the Wild-
cats went down to their second Big
Ten defeat in as many weeks, being
swamped by Iowa last Saturday 28
to 6.
The revamped Michigan lineup in
the upper weight brackets rose to the
occasion as Art Paddy, Harland Dan-
ner, and Jim Galles, all registered
falls, the latter two wrestling above
their regular weights. The other
Wolverine points were garnered by
decisions as Joe Robinson, 128, Jack
Sergeant, 136, and Johnny Paup, 145,
came through in brilliant style for
the Maize and Bluec
The two outstanding matches were
at 155 and 165, in which Art Paddy,
stocky football guard, and Harland
Danner, 1938 Conference 'titleholder,
scoredrfalls. Paddy filled in at 155
pounds for Danner and proved to be
'n extremely capable substitute. He

New ,America'
Group Meets
Ann Arbor Unit Hears Talk
By National Drectos..
Richards Childs, publisher of Mod-
ern Age Books, and co-founder with
Thomas Wright of the "New Ameri-
ca" movement spoke last night to
more than 200 people in a Detroit
YWCA on the' subject of "War or So-
cial Reconstruction?" Present at the
meeting, which is the first addressed
by the national directors of the move-
ment in the Detroit area, were five
Michigan students, organizers of a
unit in the movement here.
The essence of the moyement, as
explained by Childs and Wright, is
that social ownership of inherently
monopolistic industries is necessary
in order to keep America out of the
European war. Idle men and money,
a result of monopolistic restriction
will lead to a move to unnatural war
production, Childs said, and therefore
it is expedient that the people of
America unite in order to release pro-
duction, to expand our economy to its
full capacity.
The speakers also discussed the
imperialistic nature of the present
war, growing out of the decisions of
power politics at Versailles and the
retroactive moves by the oppressed in
Europe.

Matmen Overpower Wildcats
For First Big Ten Win, 24-8
Art Paddy, Harland Danner, Jim Galles Gain Falls;
Varsity Drops Heavyweight, 121 Pound Matches

Jun Rae Paces
Maize And Blue
With 12 Points

opened his encounter with Ed Mc-
Millan, of the Purple, with a rush.
McMillan resembled a kangaroo on
several occasions as he leaped high
in attempts to escape Paddy's holds
and was literally tossed from the mat
by the Wolverine grappler. The
match was fast and furious and1
Paddy pinned his man at 2:29 withe
a cradle, tying McMillan's head andk
leg together in the tall.
Harland Danner moved up to the
165-pound division and easily de-T
feated John Ferguson, of Northwes-
tern. Danner has consistently put on
the best exhibitions in the meets this
(Continued on Page 3)
Ted Fio Rito
To Be Second
Band At J-Hop
'Sophisticate Of Piano's'
Orchestra To Alternate
With Tommy Dorsey
Ted Fio Rito, "the sophisticate of
the piano," and his orchestra will be
the second band at the 1941 J-Hop to
be held Friday, Feb 9 in the Intra-
mural Building, Gordon Hardy,
'418M, music chairman announced
yesterday. Fio Rito will alternate
with Tommy- Dorsey.
Featured along with Fio Rito and
his piano will be Frank Flynn, stock
tenor, and Pat Travers, brunet vo-
calist. Comedy will be contributed.
by Rio Rito's veteran bass player,
Candy Candido, whose freak voice
has won him nation-wide fame.
Fio Rito is acclaimed by the critics
for his "sweet and mellow" music
and orchestrations. The band fea-
tures both the keyboard work of Fio
Rito and in the background during
sentimental numbers, "smooth violin
breaks, Miss Travers, Fio Rito's song-
stress, is a recent addition to the or-
chestra.
Dorsey and Fio Rito will alternate
at half hour intervals with no inter-
mission throughout the entire time
from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Dorsey will feature his trombone,
his orchestra Anita Boyer, vocalist,
and Alan DeWitt, baritone. DeWitt
has recently joined the band, taking
the place of Jack Leonard who is still
recuperating from a recent illness.
Women will have 3:30 a.m. permis-
sion for J-Hop if they are not going
to breakfast and 4:30 a.m. permission
if they are going out to breakfast
after the dance.

Losing Warriors Are Led
By Marty Hutt; State
Fights Vigorous Battle
By CHRIS VIZAS
(Special To The Daily)
EAST LANSING, Jan. 20.--That
little red lantern c d not burn bright
enough, even with 'John Law" guard-
ing it, to spark Michigan State's
basketball squad on to victory to-
night, as it flickered and faded be-
fore a cool, methodical Wolverine
machine and went down to defeat
32-27.
Michigan with an attack as steady
as the glowing lantern's flame snap-
ped the Spartans' five-game winning
streak before a record . breaking
crowd of .9,212 that jammed the new
Jenison field house.
For State it was one good luck
omen-the lantern-which one of the
players "borrowed", on team's Wes-
tern swing and which was credited
with starting the victory string, ver-
sus that ill fated number 13 and a
Wolverine jinx.
Couldn't Beat Combination
The Spartans could not beat the
combination and lost their fourth
game in 13 starts, as Michigan hit
the jackpot once again, after being
taken by the Illini earlier in the week,
for its tenth win in 12 contests
played so far this season.
Anxious to break the Wolverine
"hoodoo" of the past four years,
which had seen Michigan capture
eight out of nine tilts before to-
night's battle, -the Spartans pressed,
and their over-eagerness to win cost
them the game.
Although Michigan displayed a
steady penetrating attack, the speed
and fast break it has displayed in
past games was not present, and
Capt. Jim Rae wasn't far wrong in
saying after the game, "We were
lucky to win."
However, as Coach Bennie Ooster-
baan has often declared, "It doesn't
matter how the boys look as long as
they win."
State Triumph Sought
A State triumph would have labeled
the current season, "successful," re-
gardless of what happened in the re-
mainder of its contests, but Mike So-
fiak and Herb Brogan and Company
had a different idea as they respec-
tively bottled Chet Aubuchon and Joe
Gerard, the big guns in State's run
of victories.
Aubuchon, who is being hailed as
one of the greatest guards in Spar-
tan history, connected for only six
points, which is four more than he
did in the first encounter, as Sofiak
again built an impregnable Wall
around him.
Joe Gerard, the sophomore sensa-
tion in the last three contests for
State, failed to click and scored only
one charity toss during the evening,
as Brogan kept him well tied up when
he was in the contest.

Church Groups
Plan Meetings,
SuppersToday
Local church activities today will
be featured by meetings and fellow-
ship suppers of student guilds at
which professors and students will
lead discussions on world problems.
Dr. Allan Barnes, a junior assistant
of the staff of the University Hospi-
tal, will address the Westminster
Student Guild of the First Presbyteri-
an Church on "The Responsibility of
Being Young." Mr. Kenneth Morgan,
director of the Student Religious
Association, will lead group discussion
on "The Place of Devotional Practices
in Religion" in the student fellowship
of the First Congregational Church
meeting at 6 p.m.
The Wesleyan Guild of the First
Methodist Church will hear Hisaka
Fujiwara, Grad., analyze "Christian
Youth in Japan." Miss Fujiwara is
a resident of Tokyo, Japan. Describ-
ing the Denison conference which she
attended during Christmas vacation,
Agnes Crow, '42, will speak at the
meeting of the Roger Williams Guild
of the First Baptist Church.
Prof. John H. Muyskens of the
speech department plans to speak to
the Bethlehem Evangelical Church
young people's league at 7 p.m. today.
Concluding a two-part discussion of
"Messianity," Prof. Leroy Waterman
of the oriental languages department
will speak at the Student Guild 'of
Harris Hall on "The Gospels."
CinPnma a ueOfer

I

Professor McClusky Appointed
To Post On Youth Commission

11

Nationally-Known Men To Tall
At SRA Lectures On Religion

Renewing the Student Religious
Association's annual lecture series on
religion, four nationally known men
will present talks early next semes-
ter dealing with their views on "The
Existence and Nature of Religion."
The lectures, which will be given
free at the Rackham Auditorium, will
discuss religion from the point of
view of the scientist, the orthodox'
Catholic, the Protestant theologian
and the Jewish rabbi, Kenneth Mor-
gan, director of the SRA, announced
yesterday.
Religion in the light of modern
cian4a wll hp rcinimacga'd ht Pr1nf_ A_

fessor Horton, who will speak here
March 2, has spent many years
abroad studying youth movements,
and is the author of "Contemporary
Continental Theology" and "The Psy-
chological Approach to Theology."
The fourth speaker in the series
will be Rabbi Stephen S. Wise of
New York. Rabbi Wise, prominent in
Jewish circles as an orator and a hu-
manitarian, has been director of the
United Jewish Appeal for Refugees,
and is the author of many books on
current Jewish problems. He will
conclude the lecture series March 9.
These lectures, according to Mr.

Prof. Howard Y. D&cClusky of the
education school was appointed asso-
ciate director of the American Youth
Commission, an organization spon-
sored by the Rockefeller Foundation,
it was announced here yesterday.
Professor McClusky will ask leave
of absence for one year to accept the
position which will include directing
the incorporation of the commission's
findings into plans for both urban
and rural centers. Michigan has been
selected as a major demonstration
field, this continuing and supplement-
ing the work already in progress with-
in the State.
The Commission, under the chair-
manship of Mr. Owen D. Young,
prominent industrialist, is directed by
Dr. Floyd Reeves of the University
of Chicago. The organization's work
deals with a five-year study of Ameri-
can youth from the ages of fourteen
to twenty-five. The problems of
employment, recreation, family life
and social development will receive
intensive research. Experiments in
voaPtionl guridanlce in four large and

As in previous games it was the
outstanding defensive work of Jim
Rae and the fiery playing of Sofiak
around the backboards that kept
Michigan in the game after it had
gotten off to its usual slow start.
Not until they had spotted the
Spartans five points and the game
was seven minutes old did the Wol-
verines' offense begin to function. At
that time Pink bucketed a dog and
Rae immediately meshed a one hand-
(Continued on Page 3)
Capt. Bob Batrlett
Will Give Lecture
Here On Arctc
Capt. Robert A. "Bob" Bartlett,
who has spent almost as much time
in the Arctic as the Eskimos, will
present "The Arctic in Color," a Uni-
versity lecture sponsored by the geol-
ogy department, at 8 p.m. Tuesday in
Rackham Auditorium.
Born into one of the oldest seafar-
ing families in Newfoundland, 'Cap-

HOWARD Y. McCLUSKY

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