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Fair And Slightly Warmer


4~f ian


To Senator Vandenberg .,.
An Open Letter



Diplomatic Blows
Feared In Meeting
Between Dictators

Russian Position Not
Known As Leaders
Plan Confab Today
Russia, Britain
To Reopen Talk
(By The Associated Press)
Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini
are scheduled to meet at Brenner
Pass today for a new history-making
conference, pointing to the pos-
sibilities that the Axis partners are
cooking up another diplomatic world
shaker and that all may not be well
with the new Rome-Berlin-Tokyo
Usually well-informed Germans'
said merely that the meeting would
be for the purpose of putting the
"finishing touches" to diplomatic ac-
tivity which already has brought Ja-
pan into the Axis and may soon
bring in Spain.
"Something official" was promised
today on the Brenner Pass meeting.
The Fuehrer's press chief, a regular
attendant at important -Axis confer-
ences, already has left the German
capital-but whether he was headed
toward Italy, Moscow or somewhere
else was not disclosed.
In connection with Russia's posi-
tion in the new lineup, it was re-
called that despite German protesta-
tions of "all is well with Moscow,"
German Foreign Minister Joachim
Von Ribbentrop probably would go
to see. Joseph Stalin to clarify his
It was considered significant also
that Virginio Gayda, Il Duce's editor-
ial alter ego, took the pains yesterday
to proclaim stoutly the Axis partners
in "full agreement" and satisfied
with what one another "has done
and prepared."
Low Clouds Shield
London From Nazis
LONDON, Oct. 4. (Friday)-p)-
Shielded by a low cloud bank and its
usual anti-aircraft barrage, London
early today and last night had one
of its lightest night raids of the
27-day-old German airblitz.
German bombers twice gave up
completely and left the metroporis
alone during the hours when they
usually hit the hardest. Some bombs
fell, however, before midnight in the
northwest and southeast suburbs.
In contrast to the nightly toll of
casualties heretofore for 26 consecu-
tive nights, there was not so much as
a scratch reported up to an early
hour this morning. '
One small village near an ancient
castle in southeast England was
bombed during the night. 'Raiders
were reported also over a southwest
coast town and another in Wales.
The quiet here was shared by a
strange silence prevailing along the
channel coast opposite Britain, where
the RAF -has carried out vicious
nightly attacks on invasion, ports.
The Air Ministry said nevertheless
night operations were "in progress
as usual"-meaning apparently that
inland targets were bearing the brunt
of the night's foray.
German warplanes moved unseen
in the high haze above London all
day today, apparently loosing their
bombs by chance rather than cal-
culation, and struck repeatedly at
the industrial midlands in perhaps
the heaviest series of daylight raids
since the war began.
Tonight the sirens again lifted
their chorus of warning, signaling
the 27th consecutive nightly raid on
the city. The anti-aircraft batteries,
which had reddened the skies from
morning to evening became one of
the mightiest daytime barrages ever
sent aloft.

Chamberlain Quits
Political Posts
LONDON. Oct. 3.-P)-Britain-at-
war sent Neville Chamberlain into
political oblivion tonight, interring
appeasement in the pages of history,
and gave the working man a wider
wedge in the nation's leadership.
Chamberlain, a tragic, sick, old

Union Offers
Twin Bands
For Saturday
The afternoon's bitter rivalry will
turn to warm conviviality at the
Union's All-State Dance tomorrow
evening to the enchanting music of
those twin Pied Pipers of the dance
floor-Bill Sawyer and Tommy
Dancing will be continuous with
Sawyer and his orchestra holding
forth in the Rainbow Room on the
second floor and Schneider directing
the festivities in the small ballroom
on the third floor.
All Michigan and MSC alumni
and students arencordially invited
to attend the affair. Don Brandow
ahd Mary Lee Schooley, president
and secretary of the Spartan's Union,
will be the guests of Douglas Gould,
'41, and Charles Heinen, '41, pres-
ident and secretary of the Michigan
House, Senate
Approve Large
Minimum Of Discussion
Precedes Bill Passage;
Ready ForSignature
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3.-(MP)-The
session's last big defense appropria-
tion bill-$1,482,000,000 for conscrip-
tion and other military purposes-
received final congressional approval
today with a minimum of discussion
and opposition.
Quickly the measure slipped
through the Senate. A little later
the House unexpectedly accepted a
$12,700,000 increase written into the
measure by the Senate. That action
made the bill ready for President
Roosevelt's signature, without the
usual formality of resolving House-
Senate differences "in conference."
The bill ran the total of appropri-
ations and authofizations for defense
at this session of Congress up to
$12,149,532,516, the House Appropri-
ations Committee said.
The developments came a few
hours after White House aides had
announced President Roosevelt would
tell the story .of the defense pro-
gram in a straight narrative," and
"non-political" speech to be broad-
cast at 9 p.m. (EST) Oct. 12 from
a private train at Dayton, O.
Meanwhile, it was learned that
the great conscription lottery was
scheduled for some day between Oct.
21 and 26 and that the army, draw-
ing its lesson from Europe, was or-
ganizing the first battalion of Amer-
ican parachute troops.
In another action, the Senate
passed legislation authorizing the
expenditure of $150,000,000 or hous-
ing defense workers where such facil-
ities are not now available. The
measure now goes back to the House
for action on amendments.
Athena Club Meets Today
Athena, women s speech and liter-
ary society, will hold its first meet-
ing of the semester at 4:30 p.m. to-
day in the League.

Senate Picks
November 1
For Election
Presidential Proportional
Representation Poll Trial
To Gauge Political Poll
Group Adopts Plan
For Debate Series
November 1 will be the "first Tues-
day after the first Monday in No-
vember" on the Michigan campus.
That is, the day on which the Student
Senate last night decided to hold a
presidential proportional representa-
tion poll in conjunction with its reg-
ular fall Senate elections.
Meeting for the first time this fall,
the Senate gave unanimous approv-
al to the measure that will attempt
to gauge the shift in student senti-
ment on national politics as record-
ed in the Congress poll last week.
The poll also will serve as an experi-
ment in the use of the proportional
representation method of balloting
in a presiden ial election.
The meeting was one of the most
prcd-W tiv in h^ C 2a-,e's history,
for after approving detail of the
election, the body unanimpusly adopt-
ed plans for the Michigan Forum-
a regular s ries of student debates
on current issues modeled along lines
of Oxford University's famous Union.
The first meeting of the Forum
was set for 7:45 p.m., Oct. 12, in the
North Lounge of the Union. Two
Young Republicans and two campus
"liberals "are scheduled to debate on
the question, "Resolved That the
President of the United States Should
Be a Practical Business Man."
Senate president, Robert Reed, '41.
reviewed developments of the Senate-
sponsored drive to have more money
made available for scholarships to
needy deserving students. The plan
was begun last' spring at the sug-
gestion of honorary Senator, Prof.
Arthur Smithies. One thousand dol-
lars have already been made ready
for this year, and a Senate cam-
paign to obtain $1,000 more by next
June is on the agenda as one of the
body's biggest projects,
Citizen Forum
Meets In Union

Special Draft
Board To Aid
Mrs. Smith, Dr. Williams
Head Group To Register
Out-of-State Applicants
4,345 Students
Eligible Oct. 16
The 4,345 students eligible for se-
lective service will find special regis-
tration facilities ready when "draft
day," Wednesday, October 16, ar-
rives, according to Mrs. Luella Smith,
Washtenaw County clerk.
Authority for the establishment of
a draft board or commission to ac-
commodate the registration of stu-
dents who are not residents of Ann
Arbor has been delegated to Mrs.
Smith, who wilf be aided by Dr. Rob-
ert L. Williams, assistant University
Although Dr. Williams has not yet
been sworn in as a selective service
registrar, he has started work on
tentative plans for the operation of
draft registration machinery and has
prepared a list of students eligible
for registration., The list has been
broken down according to schools
and colleges and sublists forwarded
to all deans, who are expected to
take charge of registration in their
According to government esti-
mates, approximately 50 assistant
draft registrars will be needed to
handle the students who will regis-
ter, at the rate of one prospective
draftee per 20 minutes. Tentative
plans provide for establishment of
registration offices for these workers
to be set up in each of the schools
and colleges in the University.
Students registering with the Uni-
versity's special board will come un-
der the selective service quotas of
their home states. Information ob-
tained in Ann Arbor will be forward-
ed to draft headquarters in other
Registration with the University's
workers is not obligatory if out-of-
town students register in their home
cities. Ann Arbor students are re-
quired to register in their regular
voting precincts.
SRA To Hold
Frosh Forums
A.K. Stevens Will Direct
First Discussion Group
Freshmen will gather around the
fireplace in the library of Lane Hall
for the first in the series of six
Freshman Roundtables at 7:30 p.m.
tomorrow led by A. K. Stevens of
the English department, on "Educa-
tion for a Purpose."
Sponsored by the Student Reli-
gious Association these freshman
forums have been an outstanding
part of the organization's program.
All freshmen are invited to visit the
center and participate in the hour's
The second program will be head-
ed Saturday, October 12, by William
T. Scott, Rackham fellow in physics
leading the discussion of "What
About Military Service?" The suc-
ceeding lectures will be "The Nature
of Man" by Prof. W. K. Frankena of
the philosophy department, "The
Nature and the Existence of God,"
by Kenneth Morgan, director of the
Student Religious Association, "Sci-

ence and Religion," by Prof. Ken-
neth Jones of the botany depart-
ment, and "Boy and Girl Relations,"
by Mr. Morgan, ending the series
November 9.
All sophomores interested in
trying out for Track Manager re-
port at Ferry Field any afternoon
next week.I
Finland Announces
Accord With Russia
HELSINKI, Oct. 3.-(P)-The Fin-
nish government today announced an
agreement with Russia for perma-
nent demilitarization of the Aland
Islands "in the interests of security
and as a basis 'for peace in the Bal-
The islands lie midway between
lrtiinla,,, antiurrlp ntth m

Take Second Game, 5-3


Walters Limits
To Three Hit

Pledges' Pots
To Hide Tops
Of Freshmen
Pots on the domes of the class of
'44 will be strictly in fashion this fall
as the result of a ruling made yes-
terday by the Men's Judiciary Coun-
cil and the Interfraternity Council.
The hoary tradition of freshman
"dinks" was revived last year after
a lapse of three years when upper-
classmen attempted to #put fresh-
men on a basis of equality.
The rule requiring the wearing of
pots this year applies to allfraternity
pledges apd is optional for independ-
ent men. Administration of the rule
rests in the hands of individual fra-
ternity house presidents.
Black Friday, the date of which will
be announced by the Union at a later
time, will be Independence Day for
the frosh, for thereafter they are
free to expose their bald skulls to
the elements.
Pots may be purchased at Moe's
Sport store beginning today, Ward
Quaal, '41, president of the Judiciary
Council, announced.
Defense Board
Is Established
For University
Dean's Committee, To Act
On Proposals For Work
In Preparedness Set-Up
With nationwide attention focused
on defense problems, the University,
has established a committee com-
posed of members of the Conference
of the President and Deans to serve1
as a national defense board.i
Earlier action unofficially set upc
the Deans' Conference as a defense
board, but the latest move has put
the sub-committee in the position of
an executive body of the Conference,
designed to keep the larger group inE
close touch with defense projects in
which the University is participating.
The new board, known as the
Deans' Committee on National De-
fense, will take original action on all1
proposals for University participa-
tion in defense work. All members
of the faculty will be able to obtain
relevant information from its mem-
Dr. Louis A. Hopkins, director of
the Summer Session, has been named
chairman of the committee. Other
members are Dean C. S. Yoakum of
the graduate school and DeanhJ.oB.
Edmonson of the education school.
British Bombers Strike
At Italian Water Supply
British troops struck hard at the
Italian water supply in the western
desert today while awaiting the in-
vaders' next thrust.
RAF bombing planes launched a
series of attacks on Buq Buq, where
the Italians have been converting
the coastline, tip of Egypt into an
advance base for an attempt to push
deeper toward the Suez.

As Reds

Schoolboy Is Driven From Mound
In Fourth; Ripple Hammers
Long Homer With One On

CROSLEY FIELD, CINCINNATI, Oct. 3.-(A')-Cincinnati's rebellious
Reds, who were counted out yesterday, were counted back into the 1940
World Series today with a 5 to 3 triumph over the Detroit Tigers on the
superb three-hit hurling of "Lucky Bucky" Walters.
The warm. happy Cincinnati constituents, 30,640 of them, cheered their
heroes' every move as the willowy right-hander redeemed a wild start and
his supposedly weak-hitting teammates raided Schoolboy Rowe for all
their runs in the first four innings.
The tide of battle turned a complete somersault as Walters, after walk-
ing the first two men he faced and giing up' two runs in the first inning,
settled down to retire the Tigers in order in five of the remaining eight
The only hits he gave upi were a 'single to Charley Gehringer in the
first, a double to Pinky Higgins in the fifth and another two-bagger to
Hank Greenberg in the sixth, when Detroit got its final run.
In contrast the Reds pelted Rowe, who lost only three games and won
16 during the regular campaign, for all their runs and eight of their nine
hits before he was relieved by Rookie John Gorsica with one out in the 4th.
The Reds were set down in succession in the first, but bunched four
singles in the second, a single and a home run by Jim Ripple in the third
and successive doubles in the fourth.
- Gorsica, a right-hander who had been expected to be held in reserve
as a starter for the fourth game, allowed only one scratch single in the
eighth inning and let no other runners reach first base in the 4 2/3 innings
he worked. But his matchless performance came too late.
The National League champions, who pulled Walters out of his opening
'jam with a minimum of damage by
1 Tmeans of a fast double play, put up
W ll~de Urges a tight defense thereafter and never
were in danger of being overtaken.
O verhaun First Win Since 1937
It was the first time that a club
representing the senior circuit in
Of Labor LaWs baseball's big autumn classic won a
game from the American League
since the New York Giants took the
GOP Nominee Addresses fourth game of the 1937 Series from
tie Yankees.
Large Crowd; Assails Bucky's low pitching was thought
Labor Administration to be considerably to the liking of
the hulking sluggers of the American
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 3.-(IP)-Wen- League. But today his only fault was
>',hat first unfathomable wildness.
dell L. Willkie asked tonight for His veryfirst pitch sailed past
legislation to overhaul administra- catcher Jimmy Wilson like a shot
tion of the Labor Relations Act and and he passed the first two, Dick
then asserted he would use the office Bartell and Barney McCosky, on ten
of President to unite labor's divided pitches.
forcesThen Gehringer smacked a single
forces. far into right field to score Bartell,
The Republican presidential nom- and young Gene Thompson went in-
inee said in a prepared address at to action in the Reds' bull pen. But
.Forbes Field that he had been an before lie could get ready, Bill Wer-
early advocate of the labor act and ber grabbed Greenberg's grounder
that he always would support it. for a double play, on which McCos-
"I hate starvation wages," he said. ky scored, and Walters found him-
"I hate the sweat shops. I despise self to strike out bulging Rudy York
any man who profits unjustly by on four pitches.
those who labor. Against such a man No More Worries
I will wield the big stick of Theodore From that point on Walters never
Roosevelt." gave the fans or his teammates a
He urged that management and worry. He pitched carefully to the
labor voluntarily write into their biggest guns of the Tigers, working
contracts a provision for " a cooling the corners and keeping the ball low
off period-a delay before using their when he came in with his fast one.
economic weapons." Though he walked Greenberg in the
He said that just as labor must be fourth and McCosky in the sixth, it
was because he preferred making
freed 'from coercion by unscrupulous them look at bad pitches rather than
employers, so must you be freed from hit a good one.
the control of any crooked racketeer He struck out four batters, includ-
who have found their way into the ing York again in the ninth and the
labor movement." two Detroit pitchers.
The latter problem, he added, is The run Walters allowed in the
essentially one for labor itself. sixth started by walking McCosky,
who was forced at second by Gehrin-
ger in what was almost a double
Hurson Here For Meeting play. Then Greenberg looked over
five corner-cutters to a count of
Frank J. Hurson, field engineer 3-2 and belted the fast one for a
of the Rural Electrification Author- double that rolled right up against
ity, will be here until tomorrow after- the big black scoreboard in left cen-
noon for a series of research con- ter, some 380 feet from the plate.
ferences with members of the Uni- Gehringer scored from first.
versity faculty. Mr. Hurson arrived Big Hank also hit a tremendous
yesterday. fly to the same spot to lead off the
ninth. But, in general, Detroit's
(Continued on Page 3),




On Organization Aims
The first of a series of forum dis-
cussions sponsored by the American
Citizenship Program of Washtenaw
County was attended last night 'in
the Union by more than 100 presid-
ing officers of the organization. ,
Prof. Harold M. Dorr of the Politi-
cal Science Department addressed
the forum on the subject of new
voters and the exercise of their suf-
frage in general participation in the
activities of government.
Professor Dorr discussed the aims
of the newly formed organization,
which center about teaching the facts
of voting to persons who have just
reached voting age, and suggested an
organization outline for the Program.
Plans were discussed for a pageant-
parade to be conducted Nov. 10.
Draft Drawing Date Set
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3.-(R)-The
draft lottery to determine the order,
for calling conscripts into military
service, officials said today, will be
held in Washington sometime be-
tween Oct. 21 and 26.

First Film Of Cinema League
Features DouglasFairbanks, Sr.

. Air

Yost, Criser, Marsh To Address
Ferry Field Pep Rally Tonight

Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. will play
the gallant, tragic role of "The Man
in the Iron Mask" when the first
Art Cinema League film opens 8:15
p.m. Sunday in the Lydian Mendels-
sohn Theatre.
Tickets for the League series,
which include "Don Q", October 20;
"The Three Musketeers", November
3, and "Robin Hood", November 17;
are still available at the Union, the
League and Wahr's Book Store.
Series tickets are priced at $1. Seats

Several thousa
are all set today
amounts that wil
American boy,
look like a wall
march behind the
7:45 tonight to F
fashioned war dai
After marching
all braves and sq
Yost Field House
Fielding H. Yost
sports editor of th

nd-odd Wolverines fire keep spirits high. Muse Dave
to expend pep in Mattern of the Men's Glee Club will
1 make that "all- lead Michigan songs to the accom-
Jack Armstrong," paniment of the Michigan Band.
flower when they To the siren tunes of the Band the
e Varsity Band at cheering crowd will then file out of
Perry Field for old the field to the street where a sound
nce and rally. truck will provide recorded music for
from the Union, a street dance that will end the eve-
luaws will meet in ning.
where Big Chiefs nBut that does not end this story.
and Mill Marsh, I or in these last few lines the editors
e Ann Arbor News, ' The Daily wish to express their

W hipping Ordered
For Egg-Throwers
By Pontiac Judge
PONTIAC, Oct. 3.--(P)-A "good
old-fashioned whipping" was pre-
scribed by Judge Arthur Moore of
juvenile court today for three of a
group of five Pontiac high school
boys involved in the egg-tossing epi-
sode that marred Wendell L. Will-
kie's campaign visit.
In addition, each boy must prepare
a statement of apology to be read
hrn.c .th ere s cohnAi mmashmb

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