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Fair ,& slightly warmer today;
partly cloudy Sunday.


Si igau6y


Our Position'
As A elation .. .

Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication
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English, IN azi
Guns Bombard
Channel Coast
In Heavy Duel

'Instan Nets New dates Iecord
As 1,200 Yearbooks Are Sold

LP~Iitisn i aU~e


In Bombardment; Navy,
RAF Strike At Ports
Berlin Announces.
Successful 'Raids
LONDON, Oct. 12. -(P)- British
and German heavy artillery fought
a mighty engagement early today-
the longest bombardment and coun-
ter-bombardment .of the war-across
the Dover Strait, and British planes
leaped the starlit channel to bomb
heavily the Nazi gun emplacements.
British gu s opened the action last
night and for the first time two Ger-
man batteries on the French shore
opened simultaneous fire in reply,
one near the Cap Gris Nez lighthouse
and the other at Calais.
Some three hours later the great
duel still went on.-
Three-Minute Intervals
Shells fell upon the English shore
at three-minute intervals at }times.
The channel itself was smooth and
untroubled, bright in the moonlight
but overlaid by mist.
The explosions of British bombs
and the quick flight of German
tracer shells could be clearly seen,
reddening the fat horizon.
Both shores were alight with gun
It was the heaviest offensive action
yet undertaken by British batteries-
which in the past had spoken almost
always solely in reply to the German
Fire On Ports
It followed the admiralty's an-
nouncement of last night that the
British home fleet had turned its
guns on the Nazi invasion ships
massed at the great French port of
Cherbourg and left pillars of flame
om, Ant ty4~c

- Daily Photo by Will Sapp
An energetic member of the Michiganensian business staff, Bruce
Kirchenbaum, '43, sells Myary Jean Czysz, '44, the 1200th 1941 'Ensian
to set an all-time record for this date.
* * . |

Japan Denies
Coup In China
Is Impending
Rumor Of Concentration,
Movement Of Troops
Near City Continues
Comment Refused
On Mayor's Death
SHANGHAI, Oct. 11.-WP)-Japan-
ese authorities made a studied at-
tempt tonight to spike excited rum-
ors of impending forcible occupa-
tion of Shanghai's international
settlement or French concession.
Usually well-informed quarters in-
sisted, however, that 14,000 Chinese
soldiers of the Japanese-dominated
Nanking government were concen-
trated between Shanghai and the
Woosung forts, at the mouth of the
Whangpoo River, 12 miles " down-
stream from this teeming city.
An army spokesman admitted there
might have been some troop move-
ments, but he denied that "any troops
are concentrated with the idea of
moving against the foreign areas."
Spokesmen Join Denial
Army and Navy spokesmen joined
in an official denial either that Jap-
anese forces were building concen-
tration camps in which to intern
foreigners or were "planning to take
over the settlement or the French
concession by force Oct. 18
This channel of imports and ex-
ports of the central Chinese govern-
ment, with which Japan has been at
war for 39 months, is scheduled to
be reopened by Britain Oct. 17.
The navy spokesman declared
very definitely both are wild rumors
and nothing more. They probably
were originated by certain individuals
desiring to aggravate Japanese-Unit-
ed States relations."
Started Tuesday
Shanghai's rumor crop, started
Tuesday when the United States
State Department suggested that
Americans leave the Orient, flowered
in the excitement following the cleav-
er-assassination of Japan's puppet
Chinese mayor for occupied parts of
The Japanese spokesmen refused to
comment on the case of Mayor Fu
Siao-En, one of the most heavily
guarded men in the Orient, who was
hacked to death abed early today in
his Hongkew residence.
Soldiers and gendarmes, encourag-
ed by an offer from the Fu family
of rewards for the arrest or informa-
tion leading to the arrest of the assas-
sin, turned the Japanese-controlled'
Hongkew section inside out in the
U.S. Appeals To Siam
Emphasizing its opposition to any1
forcible change in the Oriental status
quo, the United States is actively1
seeking to dissuade Japan's friendI
Thailand (Siam), from taking any;
aggressive step.i
Diplomatic moves along this line
were disclosed today, and at the same
time it was indicated the Dutch East
Indies, which are arming themselvesi
against any Japanese inroads, would
receive continued assistance from;
American factories.


Wolverines Are Favored

Beat Crimson


All previous rsales records fell by
the wayside when the 1,200th copy
of the 1941 Michiganensian was sold
late yesterday afternoon, Business
Manager John Cory, '41, announced
last night.
Early-October sales of the book
have seldom exceeded 1,000 volumes
in past years; he commented, add-
ing that one of the major causes of
the increase is probably a desire to
take advantage of the staggered in-
creasing-price program of the 'En-
sian sales staff.
First jump in the book's price is

Grid Series Renewal



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Light and heavy men 'o war alike
slipped through the thick mist off
Cape Contentin Thursday night,
leveled their deadly barrels and
pounded the ships in roadstead and
port, capable of sheltering hundreds
of vessels and at least 50 warships of
the line.
Hitler's Airmen
Blast At Britain
BERLIN, Oct. 11.-(P)-The Ger-
man air force in strong squadrons
dealt out hard punishment today in
a wide foray over southeast Eng-
land, DNB, official news agency, re-
ported tonight.
Canterbury (where, the British
said, windows of the historic cathe-
dral were smashed), took the worst
drubbing, according to the agency's
Returning pilots reported their
bombs hit "objectives" and lifted
great columns of smoke above the
A factory in another southeast town
was declared completely demolished,
and bomb hits on rail facilities along
the coast were reported so effective
that traffic will be impossible for a
long time.
The raiders had to fight a series'
of dog fights, and shot down 13 de-
fense ,planes, it was said, losing but
one of their own.
British Nationals
Leave Rumania

of the annual chronicle of University
events will be sold for $4. The 'En-
sian can be purchased at the original
$3 price today from sales agents on
the campus or in the Student Publi-
cations Building on Maynard Street.
The book will sell for $4 until Jan.
13, when the price will rise to $4.50.
The full price, $5, will be charged
beginning April 28. Students can
still take advantage of the deferred
payment plan by paying $1 down and

the remainder late in the second
The '1940 version of the 'Ensian will
offer all the usual features of past
years and several new developments
in editing, photography and art work,
according to Managing Editor Charles
Samuel, '41.
Pictorial chronicling of all import-
ant campus events has been assured
by the competent staff of photog-
raphers, he said, adding that the art
staff is one of the most capable ever
to work on the preparation of the
book. -In addition to photographs of
gadua ing seniors and recognized'
campus groups, the 'Ensian will fea-
ture a series of "continuous action"
pictures of athletic events.
SRA To Hold
Frosh Forum
Second in the series of Freshman
Roundtables will open today as Rev.
Chester Loucks of the First Baptist
Church leads the discussion on "What
About Military Service?" at 7:30 p.m.
in \Lane Hall.
All freshman are invited to parti-
cipate in the forums around the fire-
place at the religious center, Ken-
neth Morgan, director, announced.
This discussion group has been one
of the annual' features of the pro-
gram of the Student Religious Asso-
The succeeding lectures will be
"The Nature of Man" by Prof. W. K.
Frankena of the philosophy depart-
ment, "The Nature and the Existence
of God" by Mr. Morgan, "Science and
Religion" by Prof. Kenneth Jones of
the botany department and "Boy
and Girl Relations" by Mr. Morgan

FOREST EVASHEVSKI .......Captains Wolverines
Invasion Of England By Axis
Apparently Halted For Winter

British Bombard Che
Nazis Make Sign

rbourg As Retaliatory 1
ificant Moves In Balkans

Martha Cool
To Celebrate
Alumnae And Residents
Will Attend Banquet
In League Ballroom
Twenty-five years of life at Martha
Cook will be enacted at the 6:30 p.m.
banquet tonight at which more than
475 alumnae and members of the
dormitory will be served in the ball-
room of the League.
All the way from Northhampton,
Mass., and California the alumnae
will come to be present at the Silver
Jubilee Reception at which more
than 800 townspeople and friends
will be served in the building be-
tween 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Those who have been asked to re-
ceive guests in the Red Room are
President and Mrs. Ruthven, Miss,
Alice Lloyd, Mrs. Esther M. Cramm,
Mrs. Myra B. Jordan, Mrs. Leona B.
Diekema, and Miss Sara Rowe. Pres-
ent and former members of the Board
of Governors who will stand in line
are Mrs. E. F. Maier, Mrs. Florentine
Cook Heath, Mrs. Stuart Baites, Ma-
nice Emilie Sargeant, Thelma Jones
and Franklin Cook.
Former house and social directors
who will receive are Mrs. Grace
Greenwood Reeves, Miss Margaret
Ruth Smith, Miss Mary E. Walton,
and Miss Frances Mack. House offi-
cers are Marjorie Risk, '41, Betty
Sikkenga, '41, Alice Braunlich, '41,
and Margaret Van Ess, '41.
Wolverine To Hold
Coffee Hour Today

Significant moves by Germany and
Italy on the Balkan front tend to
enhance the belief that the long-
heralded invasion of England has
been abandoned at least until spring,
but Britain is taking no chances.
Naval bombardment of Cherbourg
to supplement a crescendo of British
air bombing all along the North Sea-
English Channel "invasion coast" il-
lustrates that. Heavy as well as light
naval craft were engaged, London
said, with no casualties to ships or
Confidence Indicated
Of itself, that would be a mere
incident of the Battle of Britain.
Admirality orders exposing heavy na-
val craft to possible German subma-
rine or torpedo boat attack, however,
have more meaning. They indicate
ever-growing confidence in London
that the Nazi invasion threat is
meaningless now; that it has been
abandoned, or that it would result
in a crushing Nazi defeat, if tried in
Nevertheless, a mopping-up cam-
paign by air and sea against possible
invasion is the first item on the daily
war-book of Britain. The Cherbourg
sortie is important chiefly because it
is the first time British capital ships


have taken part in that phase of the
These ships are England's final
hole-card against invasion. Their
armored decks give them a definite
degree of invulnerability to air at-
tack. It is Nazi torpedoes that most
threaten them.
As the western extremity of the
most dangerous zone of the "inva-
sion coast," Cherbourg well might
have been the rendezvous for Nazi
submarines concentrated to protect
the flank of an invasion army. They
did not appear when British naval
guns opened fire on Cherbourg and
presumably were not there, but off
preying on British cargo.
The sortie indicates British inten-
tion to make absolutely certain
against invasion before turning to
purely offensive strategy in a winter
campaign in the West.
Rumania Is Weak Spot
When British leadership feels free
to concentrate on counter offensive
projects, however, the developing Ru-
manian crisis must catch attention.
There is a weak spot in any Nazi-
Fascist plan to use Rumania as a
jumping-off place for a new smash
to the East. This is illustrated by
comment in the Germanophile press
in Rumania. It charges British di-
plomacy with conspiring to attack
Rumanian oil fields by air from
The seemingly certain break in
British-Rumanian relations could
open the way to just that. Even
without formal war, arrival ofGer-
man troops i~j Rumania for a sort of
"watch on the Danube" makes that
country a virtual Axis war base. And
Rumanian oil is the vital element for
the Axis in the situation, the most
vulnerable point for British attack
if ways and means to attack it can
be found.
Is Improved
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11.-P)-Se-
lective service officials, making pub-
lic the eight-page questionnaire
which men called for service will
have to answer, estimated today that
only about 2,500,000 of the 16,500,000
who register for the draft next
Wednesday will have to fill it out
within the next year.

Eastern School Has
2-Ganie Advantage
With 6 Tilts Played
Capt. Gardella
Out OfLineup
BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 11. - A rous-
ing intersectional gridiron rivalry,
dormant for the past nine years, will
come to life again here tomorrow
when the undefeated and highly fa-
vored University of Michigan eleven
invades Harvard Stadium to battle
a supposedly weak Crimson team.
Not since 1930 have the two squads
faced each other, and on that occa-
sion the Western aggregation, at-
tempting to regain some of thefoot-
ball glory it had passed on to the
Crimson during the ancient history
of the sport, came charging from be-
hind to win, 6-3.
Won Four Games
By virtue of its four victories over
Michigan in 18'1, 1883, 1895 and
1914, however, Harvard still holds the
edge in the six-game series. After
1914, the two schools did not battle
on the gridiron until 1929 when
Michigan, reaping the fruits of eco-
nomic prosperity, smashed the Crim-
son for the first time, 14-12.
,Boston held little hope for its
Crimson tonight. Coach Dick Har-
low's crew had difficulty with Am-
herst hre last Saturday, and the
local lads are far from optimistic.
For two periods, the Crimson failed
to scoreragainst agreen team
Rumors that Harvard was under
cover, that Amherst had hidden pow-
er, moreover, have failed to produce
the desired response. The betting
places quote Michigan at 3-1 or bet-
ter, and nobody seems to care to wa-
ger. Yes indeed, they'll be content
here with a moral victory when the
sun sets on the Charles River this
If things weren't bad enough, Har-
vard had to lose its sophomore pass-
ing star via the injury route during
the past week. Don McNichol, a
powerful 178-pound lad from Flush-
ing, N. Y., the Crimson's chief aerial
artist, will remain on the bench
throughout tomorrow's activities.
Razzle-Dazzle Foreseen
Contrary to the tradition of radical
Western football compared to the
Eastern conservative brand, it will be
the Crimson tomorrow who will dig
deep into Harlow's bag of tricks in
order to attempt an upset oer the
Western invasion. The Harvard men-
tor fractured a leg while aiding his
charges in scrimmage Wednesday,
and, on crutches, has been sending
them through strenuous workouts..
There are so many players run-
ning around the field on Harvard's
spinner-cycle offense that if Mich-
igan is not aware, they will think a
dinner bell had rung every time the
ball is snapped from center.
But don't worry about the Wol-
verines. They are ready for almost
any type of hidden-ball play or tricky
(Continued on Page 3)
Cohen Conducts
Early Services
Yom Kippur To Be Held
In LydiaMendelssohn
Rabbi Jehudah M. Cohen, director
of the Hillel Foundation, will con-
duct morning Yom Kippur services
for Reform Jewish students at Lydia
Mendelssohn Audtorium at 9 a.m.
Orthodox services, led by Rabbi
Isaac Goldman, will be conducted at
the Beth Israel Synagogue, 538 South
Division St., at 8 a.m. today. Rabbi

Goldman will be assisted by Lewis
Special memorial services will be
held at Mendelssohn Auditorium at
2:30 p.m. Orthodox memorial serv-
ices at Beth Israel Synagogue will
begin at noon.
Yom Kippur .is the Jewish day of
atonement. It began at sundown
yesterday and ends at that time to-
day. This very important holy day
is marked by fastina and nrave'r

Sororities Pledge 404 A s Formal
Rushing. Season Draws To Close
e ec


Italian Planes
In Bucharest

BUCHAREST, Oct. 11.-(P)-The
British Government ordered all its
nationals-the army of British busi-
ness men and experts who have kept
alive British interests in Rumania-
to abandon this country tonight, a
few hours after packed formations of
German, Italian and Rumanian
planes had roared over Bucharest to
symbolize the extension of Axis in-
fluence to the Black Sea.
Marked plainly with German, Ital-
ian and Rumanian insignia, at least
150 planes roared in full-throated
cry low over the British legation
where Sir Reginald Hoare, the Bri-
tish minister, and his staff were pack-
ing up in apparent readiness to

Four hundred and four women will
become members of Panhellenic,
headed by Anabel Van Winkle, '41,
when they are pledged today and
Sunday by 18 sororities.
Alpha Chi Omega: Joan Beards-
all, '44, Detroit; Virginia Campbell,
'44, Cannonsburg, Pa.; Dorothy Dud-
geon, '44, Detroit; Jane Eiffert, '43,
Dayton, O.; Sally Fuller, '42, Scars-
dale, N.Y.; Jean Grossenbacher, '44,
Toledo, O.; Jean Justed, '44, Pensa-
cola, Fla.; Margaret Mills, '44, Ann
Arbor; Dorothy Turner, '42, Iron
Alpha Delta Pi: Virginia Ander-
son, '44, Flint; Dorothy Dodge, '44,
Ann Arbor; Jeanne Meier, '44, De-
troit; Agnita Schwartz, '42, Dunkirk,
N.Y.; Marjorie Trerice, '44, Detroit;
Betty Wooster, '43, Iowagiac.
Alpha Epsilon Phi: Kayla Bach-
rack, '44, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Thelma
Bernstein, '43, Gary, nd.; Constance
Bothman, '43, Ann Arbor; Gloria

Mass.; Helen Echerman, '44, Detroit;
Norma Fuson, '43, Muncie, Ind.; Rose
Hull, '43, Ann Arbor;.Kathleen Kidd,
'44, Ionia; Mary Knoll, '43, Ironwood;
Dorothy Larson, '43, Calumet; Louise
Marsom, '43, Detroit; Eleanor Ma-
licke, '44, Detroit; Betty Peat, '44,
Detroit; Martha Jane Preston, '43,
Cleveland, O.; Barbara Reddig, '43,
Maplewood, N.J.; Betty Spain, '43,
Alpha Omicron Pi: Margaret Bow-
man, '43, Detroit; Jean Denton, '43,
Frankfort, Mich.; Marian Ford, '44,
Lakewood, O.; Carol Graeff, '44, Lake-
wood, O.; Marta Norton, '44, Detroit;
Betty Prindivelle, '42, Homewood,
Ill.; Fern Wunluch, '44, Glenridge,
Ill.; Constance Taber, '44, New York,
N.Y.; Dorothy Wineland, '43, Fos-
toria, 0.; Myrtle Patterson, '43, Ann
Alpha Phi: Carolyn Byrne, '43,
Detroit; Ruth Johnson, 44, Detroit;


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