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VOL. LI. No. 11

Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication




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Initial Forum
Discussion Is
Focused Upon
Next President
Huston And Huyett Defend
Choice Of Businessman
At November Election;
Muehl And Suits Dissent
Proposal Rejected
By 87 To 68 Ballot
This country must elect a practical
businessman to the presidency if
business confidence is to be regained
and our institutions of private capi-
talism and democracy are to be pre-
served, John Huston, '41, Young Re-
publican debater declared in opening
the first Michigan Forum last night.
Huston's proposition, however, was
not left unquestioned for long by
William Muehl '41, as he declared
that the presidency is a job for a
politician to fill, pointing out to an
audience of 200 the failure of men
like Grant, Wilson and Hoover to
successfully lead the country as pres-
ident though they were respectively
a great general, political theoretician
and businessman.
"Businessman President" Debated
The argument was all concerned
with the statement, "Resolved, That
the President of the United States
Should Be a Practical Businessman,"
the first of a series of debate topics
that will be disputed throughout the
year in regular bi-weekly Forum dis-
The resolution failed to gain thei
approval of the audience, receiving1
an 87 to 68 setback; however, a con-i
siderable number of those present
declined to make a decision as the
question resolved itself into a choicei
between Roosevelt and Willkie. Y
"No Choice," Says Suits
In fact even one of the main speak-
ers, Dan Suits, Grad., disagreed witht
his colleague:.Muehl,-and his toppo-
nents, Dan Huyett, '42, and Huston,t
maintaining that it wouldn't make
any difference if Willkie or Roosevelt
were president in the next four years.
"A plague on both your houses,"
Suits paraphrased Shakespeare in
declaring his conviction that war
abroad and our defense programI
would ,temper our life more than
Roosevelt or Willkie might.
A heated discussion from the floor
followed the rebuttals given by Huy-
ett and Suits. Chairman James Du-
senberry, Grad., was frequently called
upon to remind the audience that
other Forums were to come, as the
cross-fire of remarks tended to wan-
der from the question stated in the
Audience Challenged Arguments
The debaters themselves were
drawn into the general discussion as
members of the audience challenged
their arguments. Huston elaborated
his conviction that a practical busi-
nessman should be elected, stressing
the need for drawing out the four
billionsof idle capital in the country
into the productive processes of our
economy. Roosevelt has discouraged
investment with a hostile attitude
and repressive policies, Huston mai-
On the other hand Muehl was
equally adamant in his conviction
that Mr. Willkie should be defeated.
Mr. Willkie has said that we must
first have recovery, and then social
and economic reforms will follow,
Muehl pointed out. But we can't
have recovery without these very re-

forms of an admittedly stagnant
capitalism, Muehl contended.
700 Alumni
To Leave N.Y.
For Harvard

Ballots To Be Distributed Today
For Faculty Presidential Vote

Andrew To Have
In Straw Vote
To All-Campusl

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A group of more Mnan twenty stu-
dents under the direction of Gordon
Andrew, '42, Congress personnel di-
rector, will distribute ballots today
to all University department offices
for the Independent Men's Associa-
tion Faculty Straw Vote beginning
According to the plan proposed by
Albert P. Blaustein, '42, activities di-I
rector, enough ballots for every mem-
ber of the faculty will be distributedI
by noon Saturday. Voting begins at
that time and will last until 4 p.m.
Wednesday when they will be col-
lected. Counting will probably take
place Thursday evening and the re-
sults will be announced in Friday's
The ballot which is to be used is
the same as the one used in the Con-
tress All-Campus Student Straw Vote
during registration week. Voters will
again have the opportunity to select
candidates from the Democratic, Re-
publican, Socialist, Communist and
Prohibition parties and use the space
provided for write-in votes.
In the student voting, an estimated
48 percent of the graduates and un-
dergraduates cast ballots and the
Pro-Ally Group
Prof. Ehrmann To SpeakT
Of Allies' War Aims f
The Ann Arbor branch of the Com-f
mittee to Defend America by AidingX
the Allies will hold a general meet-N
ing at 8 p.m. Monday in the Rack-c
ham Lecture Hall. 1/
A feature of the meeting will be
an address by Prof. Howard M. Ehr-Y
mann, of the history department onN
"Some War Aims of the Allies.",
This national organization wasr
founded by William Allen White.c
noted newspaper editor. It has '700
branches throughout the country anda
claims to have been successful in or-
ganizing American support of thee
Administration and Congress int
sending war materials to Britain. The
Ann Arbor membership includes Uni-t
versity and townspeople. Its chair-Y
man is, Prof. Bradley M. Davis. t

hope that a larger percentage of the
faculty would be polled was expresse(
yesterday by both Andrew and Blau,
"A great deal of interesting wort
will be done in this poll as well as ir
many other of the activities planne<
by the Independent Men's Associa.
tion for the coming year," Gordor
said, "and all independents are re-
quested to try out soon by contact.
ing either myself or William H. Rock-
well, '41, president."
Those who have thus far been se-
lected to help in the Straw Vote are
David Panar, '41E, David Lachen-
bruch, '42, Robert DeLine, Grad.,
Herman Epstein, '41, Herbert Lon-
don, '43, Joseph Francati, '43E, My-
ron Dann, '43, and Gerald Schaf-
lander; '42.
Farce Chosen
As. First Play,
Windt Reveals
'Three Men On A Horse'
To Be Initial Production
For Dramatic Season
"Th"re Men on a Horse," by John
Cecil Holm and George Abbot, will
be the initial presentation for Play
Production, and will run from Wed.,
Oct. 30 to Sat., Nov. 2, Prof. Valentine
Windt, director of the group, an-
nounced yesterday.
The play, which is a fast moving
farce in the Abbot tradition, was
chosen to fit in with the spirit of the
football season, Professor Windt ex-
plained. "Also," he added, "I think
with the world the way it is, people,
will want to go to the theatre to
A comedy of men who play the
horse races, "Three Men on a Horse"
was a success in New York and ran
for over a year. It also had a well
received tour in cities all over the
Abbot is a producer as well as an
author and his high school farce,
"What a Life," was one of the com-
edy high spots of the Summer Reper-
tory season.
The play just closed a successful
two weeks' run in Boston. Its title
has been changed to "Boyd's Daugh-

Tension High
As Citizens
Leave Orient
Japanese Minister States
That Pact Is For Peace;
Not Aimed Against U.S.
Shanghai's Mayor
Is Assassinated


As Nazis Near Bucharest;
RAF Bomb French Coast




SHANGHAI, Oct. 11 (Friday)
--(A')--Japan's Chinese puppet
Mayor of Shanghai was slashed
to death today in his hideaway
bed despite a protective force of
20 private guards iii the fortified
Japanese stronghold of Hong-
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10.-(iP)
-In rapid-fire order, the United
States today ordered reinforce-
ments in Hawaii, great American
outpost in the Pacific, called out
5,700 Marine Corps Reserves and
cut off the shipment of 10 war-
planes to Thailand (Siam).
(By The Associated Press)
TOKYO, Oct. 10,- Under Japan's
questioning eyes, the Washington-
advised withdrawal of American citi-
zens from the Orient gained head-
way tonight amid nervous tension
and a deepening American convic-
tion that Tokyo-Washington rela-
tions were nearing a zero hour.
Panic was undiscernible among the
women and children who sought pri-
ority, but haste was apparent on
many sides.
Households were broken'up rapidly,
furniture packers were swamped with
orders and banks jammed with for-
eigners seeking to transfer funds.
As though to ease the possibility of
an "awful catastrophe," Foreign
Minister Yosuke Matsuoka declared
in a broadcast today that the new
German-Italian-Japanese treaty "is
a peace pact directed for the United
States and not against the United
"I wish earnestly that such a pow-
erful nation as the United States in
particular and all other nations at
present neutral do not become in-
volved in the European War or come
by any chance into conflict with Ja-
pan because of the China incident or

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Air Force Launches Heavy
Attack On Nazi Positions;
Krupp Factory Ablaze
Report Bombers.
Saluted In Holland
LONDON, Oct. 10. -(/P)- Bombs
burst in red clusters of fire along
mile after mile of the Nazi-held
French coast tonight in a furious
British aerial counter-offensive cen-
tered upon the German big gun posi-
tions at Cap Gris Nez and the nearby
port of Calais.
The attack was launched soon after
the German artillery, sending over
salvoes of four shells at a time, had
ended a 15-minute bombardment of
the Dover shore.
British bombers went over in heavy
force, plunging through a southwes-
terly gale and dropping down sud-
denly from the rain clouds hanging
low over the French side of the Chan-
The assault upon Calais was one
of particular violence and seemed to
extend several miles into the French
mainland, for the coast was silhou-
etted against the glare of exploding,
It was resumption of one of the;
mightiest British attacks yet made,
during which bombers Wednesday,
night and early today were declared,
to have set off a fire every minuteI
upon the German-held coast from
Amsterdam to Le Havre. They struck
far inland, too, with explosive and
fire bombs upon a dozen vital cen-
ters of the German war machine.
British pilots returned late in the
day with stories of heavy damageF
-"enemy" destroyers hit in the
French port of Brest . . . great blazes1
left raging in the Krupp munitions
factory in Essen-and with the word,
too, that one of their bombers had1
been cheerfully and openly saluted
by the people in German-held Hol-
Nazis Bomb England
With Steel Hurricane
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, Oct. 11 (Friday) -
Sweeping in on the wings of a
whistling gale, German bombers
spread over all England early today,
loosing a man-made hurricane of
steel and fire from Liverpool to Lon-
In a broad-scale variation of their
nightly raids on the capital, the Nazi
Luftwaffe roared over in groups, then
spread out to spray bombs on the
great west coast port, then points in
the north, northeast and southeast
while London was undergoing its
usual nightly pounding.
A number of casualties were treat-
ed in one northern town after a high
explosive bomb wrecked a half dozen
houses. Rescue workers dug fran-
tically into the wreckage for a num-
ber of other victims, including chil-
Five bombs exploded in quick suc-
cession in a working district at Liver-
pool, but only a few casualties were
reported there.
After jettisoning his bombs into
the sea, one raider flew inland over,
another northern holiday resort and
fired bursts of machine-gun fire.
Bullets bounced off housetops as the1
populace took to cover.
Students Requested
To Call For Books
All those patrons of the Student
Book Exchange who have received
postcards informing them that the
Exchange holds' their unsold books1
are requested to call for their prop-1
erty between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. today1
in Room 304 of the Michigan Union,f
it was announced yesterday by Rob-

ert Samuels, '42, of the Union execu-
tive staff.
Unless the textbooks are claimedt
by today they will be forfeited to the
Exchange, Samuels warned. Thet
Book Exchange ceased its fourth1
season of operations last Wednesday.
It was the most successful year yet
for the Exchange, a record number
of used books passing through the
facilities of the organization, Sam-

Kirke Simpson
The News
(Associated Press Staff Writer)
Except for the first daylight bomb-
ing over Germany, which accented
the expanding British counter-of-
fensive, a negative and oddly-worded
item from Italy most intrigues this
observer in the day's grist of war
It comes from Padua. There Mus-
solini closed a significant inspection
of his shock divisions with a per-
sonal appearance before 200,000
roaring Italians, gathered in tense
expectancy, and-"refrained from
any speech or hint of Axis intent."
That was a striking let-down from
a great buildup. If Britain's war
leaders knew its meaning they might
be greatly encouraged, because it
could conceivably signify that some-
thing has gone awry in the Axis
The controlled Fascist press has
built up great expectation in Italy of
earth-shaking war developments to
follow the recent meeting of Hitler
and Mussolini in Brenner Pass. It
had visioned Padua as the place
where some glimpse of what impend-
ed might be revealed by Il Duce as
the Axis man of the hour. Yet he
"refrained" from speech although
Rome had previously advised of ar-
rangements for an international ra-
dio hookup to broadcast it.
Perhaps it was Axis disappoint-
ment over British and American re-
action to the German-Italian-Japan-
ese pact that changed the Padua
program and held I Duce silent.
There is ample evidence that more,
not less, Anglo-American coopera-
tion is flowing from that political
flank attack.
Labor Protests
Delay Approval
of Draft Board
Unions Attack Dickinson
Appointments; Demand
Better Representation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10. -(M)-
The White House was reported un-
officially today to be delaying ap-
proval of the recommendations of
Gov. Luren D. Dickinson of Michigan
for that state's draft board because
of protests from labor and other
Several protests have been sent to
Washington by labor unions and by
some professional organizations with
the result, it was reported, that Ma-
jor Daniel E. Gould, attached to the
regular Army here, has conducted an
investigation in Michigan.
Edmund C. Shields, Democratic
National Committeeman, has charg-
ed that Dickinson's recommendations
were "political." Labor unions have
demanded a better representation for
labor. , Both CIO and AFL unions
charged discriminations against la-
Registration day, on which the
draft board will begin work, is next
'Boyd's Shop' Appears
In New York Opening
"Boyd's Shop," St. John Ervine's
play which had its world premiere
production in last year's Ann Arbor
Drama Festival, is opening tonight
at the Booth Theatre in New York.
Starring in the play will be Whit-

ford Kane, noted Irish actor and
director, who was guest director in
the Repertory Season this past sum-
mer. Also appearing will be most of
the original cast of the Ann Arbor
Political Quiz Bee
To Be Held Today

Turkey Presses Demands
While Anglo-Rumanian
Relations Near Break
Britain, U.S. Study
Sanction On Japan
(By The Associated Press)
BUCHAREST, Oct. 10.-Half a
dozen swastika-flying German troop-
ships moved down the Danube, bring-
ing additional Nazi forces to Ru-
mania today, and the British Lega-
tion began destroying secret docu-
ments preparatory to getting out be-
fore they arrive.
Simultaneously, indications that a
break in British-Rumanian relations
is only a matter of hours were heigh-
tened by the announcement the coun-
sellors and press attaches of the Ru-
manian legation in London had re-
signed, leaving only a skeleton staff
in the British capital. Rumania
has been without a minister in Lon-
don since J-uly 25, when its envoy,
Virgil Tilea, was recalled.
Turkey Accuses Rumania
Britain's non belligerent ally, Tur-
key, accused Aumania of not living
up to a contract to deliver petroleum.
Turkish trade representatives here
informed the Rumanian government
'that payment in advance, in dollars,
must hereafter be made for ship-
ments of Turkish cotton.
Under an agreement signed last
month Turkey was to exchange cot-
ton for oil.
Germans Reported In Rumania
(Informed sources in Berlin, ac-
knowledging for the first time that
German troops .already were in Ru-
mania,-saidonly a few air force units
had arrived. They said other units
would follow to "make German guar-
antees in Rumania a reality" and
that they would remain "only so long
as needed."
(The Berlin radio broadcast a
Bucharest dispatch asserting an offi-
cial order had directed discontinu-
ing of oil shipments to Turkey and
Greece, non belligerent allies of Bri-
tain. The ban on shipments to
Greece was reported in Athens dis-
patches yesterday.)
Pacific Cooperation
Sighted For U.S., Birtain
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, Oct. 10. -Britain and
the United States are canvassing the
whole question of cooperation in the
Pacific', as well as the possibility of
joint action in withholding war sup-
plies to Japan, the British govern-
ment disclose~ today.
Guardedly answering or parrying
questions in the House of Commons
Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs
R. A. Butler refrained from giving
the exact status of the discussions,
asserting merely that "certain talks
have taken place which are of con-
siderable importance."
Pressed for an answer as to wheth
er they are continuing, Butler re-
plied "I would not say that they are
Liberal Geoffrey L. Mander asked
whether, in view of reports the United
States recently approved the export
of up to 1,0000,000 tons of oil to
Japan, Butler would consider repre-
sentations to Washington for con-
current action to prevent further
supply of oil to Japan.
"His Majesty's government under-
stands the prohibition placed by the
United States government on the
export of oil relates only to certain
grades," Butler replied. "They (the
British government) are and have
been in touch with the United States
on the matter."
I ' - '

Courtesy Still Exists
On Roads Of Michigan
Somewhere on this campus a stu-
dent will be gratified to hear that
the "courtesy of the road" is not a
The Daily received a letter yester-
day from a worried gentleman who
is trying to locate the owner of a re-
versible topcoat left in his car on



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Tokyo newspapers said Japanese planes-which have new Indo-China Dases-would close the strategic
Burma Road with bombs if Britain reopens it Oct. 17. Chinese reported a bitter battle at Chennankwan pass
on the Indo-China border, with 700 Japanese casualties. Area with checked shading is approximate zone of
Japanese influence or occupation.
* * P * * * * *f
U. S._Can' V Bluff Japan, Prof Says

More than 700 Michigan Alumni
leave New York City today on the
chartered S. S. Saint John headed
for the Harvard football game and
one of the largest alumni reunions
A contingent of the Michigan Band
will sail with the members of the
New York Club, which is sponsoring
the trip, on the 10,000-ton liner. The
ship sports six decks, promenades,
sun decks, a veranda terrace and a
silver and ebony ballroom where the
band will play. Special rates were

Japan will not be diverted from
her fundamental 'objectives in Asia
by empty threats that do not carry
the will to go to war, Professor Jo-
seph R. Hayden, chairman of the
Political Science Department, de-
clared in an interview yesterday.
Professor Hayaen, who has spent
many years in the Far East, and re-
cently held the position of Vice-
Governor of the Philippines, and for
a short period was Acting Governor

still available although the price is
Our policy is one of leading Japan
to respect our treaty rights and
general rights under International
Law by bringing pressure to bear but
at the same time attempting to avoid
any act which might cause a con-
flict, he declared.
Sanctions Would Be Serious
Discussing the possibilities of joint
Anglo-American action in placing an
embargo on all goods to Japan, Pro-

Although the Philippines are not
at present of much vital importance
to us as a source of raw materials,
he continued, the potentialities of
the islands are extremely great.
Referring to Japan's war in China,
Professor Hayden commented that
the effort has caused living costs in
Japan to skyrocket and the people
are undergoing severe hardships.
The occupation of strategic mili-
tary and naval bases by Japan in
French Indo-China is of the utmost

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