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VOL. LI. No. 17 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1940 Z-323

PRICE FIVE CENTS

S. L. Marshall
Delivers Talk
At Convention
Of Press Club
Henle, Carr Also Address
Opening Day Of Session;
Intelligent Patriotism
Needed, States Writer
Pollock, Bromage
To Speak Today
"We must say 'I am an American
and therefore whatever I dq, no mat-
ter how small, is important'." This
kind of patriotism is "the hope of
the world" in the words of S.L.A.
Marshall, of the Detroit News, who
spoke at last night's banquet of the
University Press Club of Michigan,
holding its 22nd Annual Convention
in the Union.
Canada, according to Marshall, who
has just returned from a visit to
that country, is a nation withits jaw
set, nearly united in purpo~e believ-
ing that it will do its part in deter-
mining whether men in our time will
live under a totalitarian system or
not.
Calls For Intelligent Patriotism
The press that approves Lindbergh
and drums up fear, which sends a
democratic people into war was also
scored by Marshall. He called for
intelligent patriotism which mani-
fests itself "in the belief that Mr.
Roosevelt can't drag us into war and
Mr. Willkie can't keep us out."
In the afternoon session, Prof. Low-
ell Carr, of the sociology department,
speaking on "National Defense and
Social Values," described the world
crisis as presenting a triple threat,
"military, economic and psychologi-
cal."
Prof. Paul flenle, of the philoso-
phy department, also speaking in the
afternoon session, discu sed "Democ-
racy and the World Crisis."
Sessions otinne' Today
Today's sessions will include a
meeting, at 9:30 discussing "The
World dutlook," with talks by Prof.
Robert Angell, Prof. James Pollock,
Prof. Arthur Smithies, and Prof. Royj
Sellars. Prof. Arthur Bronage, Will
C. Conrad, and Prof. Preston Slosson
will address the afternoon meeting.
Orin W. Kaye will speak at the
evening banquet, and duets will be
sung by Bonnie Ruth Van Duersen
and Marian Cole, with Miss Cole at
the piano. Also presented will be ar
film "The Story That Could Not Be
Told."
Students' Club
W ill campaign
For Roosevelt
"Willkie's charge of dictatorship
and the third term are not issues of,
this campaign."
With this statement as a basis for
their support of the President, the
Young Lawyers for Roosevelt Club
yesterday began their campaign for
Law School support under the direc-
tion of Fred Niketh, '41L.
"It is the belief of our group," Ni-'
keth stated, "that President Roose-
velt possesses the qualifications nec-
essary to carry the nation safely
through these dangerous times. We
feel that the President has achieved

naitonal unity by winning the confi-
dence of the laboring man in his
government; we know that as a
champion'of the democratic way of
life, no personality in the world looms
larger; and we know that no other
candidate has the training and ex-
perience in national and world af-
fairs so vital in coping with the ruth-
lessness of the totalitarian powers.
"The real issue that concerns the,
American people in this election is
whether Franklin D. Roosevelt or
Wendell L. Willkie is better equipped
to meet the challenge of the Dicta-
tors. The President's record con-
clusively shows that he is the one
prepared to meet thishchallenge;he
has led the fight for peace and he
will lead the fight for democracy."
Tickets Being Sold
For M-Club Dance

Democracy Should Purge Itself'
Of Capitalism, Thomas Declares

By ROBERT SPECKHARD
"America has taken the crossroad
leading to war and imperialism, but
'there still exists the opportunity to re-
turn to the crossroad leading to peace
and security. That opportunity lies
within the principles of the Socialist
Party."
Thus did presidential candidate,
Norman Thomas, expain his position
and the position of his party to a
Michigan Forum audience of 500 who
Yesterday afternoon jam-packed the
North Lounge of the Union to over-
f low.
The world is experiencing a wide-
spread revolt against the failure of
private capitalism that is also an at-1
tack on democracy because democracy
remains attached to this decadent
economic order, Thomas explained.
We must rid ourselves of this col-
lapsing economic order if the demo-
cratic way of life is to survive.
Roosevelt has failed to do this and
is leading us down the inevitable road
toward imperial conquest and war,
while Willkie stands on the running
board demanding his turn to drive
a while, Thomas declared.
There is no basic difference be-
Annual J-Hop,
Prom Petitions
Will Be Taken
Twenty-Five Signatures
Needed For Nomination
To Dance Committees
Petitioning for J-Hop and Soph
Prom committees will start at 9 p.m.
tomorrow and continue to 12 p.m.
Oct. 25, at the Student Offices of the
Michigan Union, according to an an-
nouncement made yesterday by Ward
Quaal, '41, president of the Men's
Judiciary Council.
aTwenty-five signatures from mem-
bers of the petitioner's class are nec-
essary to have his or her name plac-
ed on the ballot. All signatures must
be placed on official petition blanks
that can be obtained only at the Stu-
dent Offices.
The election itself will be conducted
in Oct. 30 under the supervision of the
Judiciary Council. Thirteen members
will bp elected to the J-Hop com-
mitte. Five of these are to be chos-
en from the Literary College; three
from the Engineering College; and
one each from the Music, Forestry
and Conservation, Architecture, Nur-
sing and Education schools.
Eight students are to be elected to+
the Soph Prom committee, five from
the Literary College and three from
Engineering.
This year the chairmanrof both the
J-Hop and Soph Prom will be the
candidate from the Literary College
who receives the highest number of
votes. Moreover, two members of each
committee must be girls elected from
the Literary College.
The chairmanship award works on
a rotation plan between the Literary
College and the Engineering College.
Last year the Chairmen of both the
J-Hop and Soph Prom Committees
were elected from among the candi-
dates of the Engineering College.
New Co-op Plan
To Be Studied
Council To Discuss House
For MarriedCouples
All married couples i terested in

living inexpensively according to a
cooperative plan are urged to attend
a meeting of the Inter-Cooperative
Council committee, Karl Karlstrom,
'42SM. head of the committee, an-
nounced yesterday. The committee
will meet at 9 p.m. Sunday in room
302 of the Union to discuss plans for
the opening of a cooperative house
next semester.
The plan of a cooperative for mar-
ried couples is not a new one. It has
been in use in the University of Cali-
fornia for some time with considerable
success. Under the scheme, the house
is to be managed much the same as
other student cooperatives on cam-

Burma Road Is Opened
n Attempt'To Aid China;
Turkey Sound Defiance

tween the two chief candidates,E
Thomas maintained, appealing the
audience "to register protest to the
course the candidates are taking the
country by voting Socialist in No-
vember.
Your vote will not be thrown away
by such action, he stated, for a sub-
stantial Socialist vote will function as
a brake on our dash towards war and
empire.
We must give social direction to
our now under-utilized resources of
production to build and maintain a
Thomas Asks
For .Reasons
In Dismissals

Prxacitga" t

7? i1.1.1 10 c a~on of'

vresident Ruthven s statement
concerning the "expulsion" of nine
University students maintasns that
actions and not political belief were
the basis for dismissal. Tis state-
ment would sound much mole con-
vincing if the .fllegd ators w\?r?
publicly named," Socialist president-l
ial candidate, Norman Thomas de-
clared in an inte rview yesterday.
"A' 1' ugh I am not in possession
of all the facts,,the actions- appear
to be of quite a creditable character."
It is particularly important at this
time for Universities to preserve the
highest traditions of civil liberties,
Thomas emphasized.
"Freedom of the college press is a
paramount element of this tradition.
It is difficult to imagine a defense
of our democratic rights and ideals
by students who have b'een asked to
accept vigorous paternalism over their
political activities and press.
"In my contact with college news-
papers throughout the country I have
always thought those best which pos-
sessed a maximum of student con-
trol," Thomas concluded.
Mimes Opera
Gains Members
Rising Registration Adds
To Revival Prospects
Registration total for Mimes Union
Oper'a is rising like the thermomter
of a community welfare drive these
days with such prominent members
of the student body as Tom Harmon,
'41,' the Sharemets-John and Gus,
'42, and Ed Frutig, '41, adding their
names to the Mimes talent fund.
With 150 already signed up and
more expected to come between 3I
p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday the hopeI
of reviving the Opera is brightening
fast. If you intend to put Mimes over
the top, however, don't forget to bring
your eligibility cards along when you
register.
And to all those who have already
signed up may it be added that au-
ditions will take place.Sunday after-
noon at the Union, so gargle well and
adjust your bunion pads for a full
afternoon of singing and dancing.
Revelli Sets Date
For Varsity Night
Varsity Night, the Universityr
Band's annual campus show, will
take place at 8 p.m. Monday, Novem-
ber 4, in Hill Auditorium. Prof. Wil-
liam D. Revelli, conductor of the
band, announced yesterday.
The 135 musicians have arranged
a program of new music which will
feature Betty Correll, as trombone
soloist. Miss Correll has played with
Phil Spitalny's All-Girl orchestra for
the past two years.

! truly democratic way of life in a
world dominated by facism. If we
follow this road we will benefit man-
kind more than by waging another
war, ostensibly for the British or
Chinese democracy but actually for
English and American imperial
claims, Thomas stressed.
What else is behind the conscript-
ing of millions of men than such a
venture? The draft act was passed by
raising hysteric fear that we were de-
fenseless; after its passage we are
suddenly ready to defend the Far
East, the western hemisphere, and
now are preparing to attempt to wipe
Hitler off the continent when the op-
portunity presents itself, he pointed
out.
How can one justify policing the
world by our domination when we
cannot provide security for our own
citizens? Thomas queried. Permanent
peace and happiness will never be
imposed on the world. We in Ameri-
ca still have the opportunity to recog-
nize this fact, and can create a life
at home that will be the soure of
freedom and truth in a world that
learned to late that democracy must
dynamic if it is to survive.
800,000 Men
To Be Called
In First Draft
War Secretary Discloses1
Conscription Schedule,
Announces Facilities
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17.-- (P) -
Secretary Stimson disclosed a con-
scription schedule today which would
call 800,000 men to the colors by next
June 15 and added that beyond that
date "only God and Hitler" know
what will be the conditions that gov-
ern the rate at which the men will
be summoned to service. .
The first group of draftees, a con-
tingent of 30,000, will be sent to the
training camps about Nov. 16, he said,
adding that 60,000 would go on Dec.
2; 60,000 on Jan. 3; 90,000 on Jan.
15; 160,000 on Feb. 10; 200,000 on
March 5 and 200,000 on June 15.
At the'same time, the cabinet of-
ficer said Wendell L. Willkie, the Re-
publican presidential nominee, had
been "misled into making statements
that were neither fair nor accurate"
cn the provision of housing for the
troops. A "great majority" of the
new housing facilities planned for an
army of 1,200,000 would be ready by
'Dec. 15, he added.
Stimson also told of plans for
forming two new armored divisions
next June, the third and fourth of
that type toward an ultimate goal of
ten. One will have its headquarters
at Pine Camp, N.Y., and the other
at Camp Beauregard, La.
Sociedad Hispanica
Chooses Officers
La Sociedad Hispanica in its first
meeting of the year held last night
in the Michigan League el'ected Stan-
ley Fry, '42, president; and Norma
Bennett. '41, vice-president, of the
society.
Guest speaker, Guy Metraux, Grad.,
former resident of Argentina and a
native of Switzerland, related, in]
Spanish, several of his experiences
gained as a correspondent for Presse
Actualite of Paris and noted his im-
pression of South America as view-
ed through the eyes of an European
tourist.

Deadline Today
For Marriage
Series Tickets
Social Basis Of Marriage
To Be Dr. Mead's Topic
For Lecture Opener
Tickets for the Course in Mar-
riage Relations may be purchased
for the last time between 2 p.m. and
5 p.m. today at the Michigan Union
or Michigan League. Identification
cards must be shown at the timne of
purchase.
The' series of lectures begins at
7:30 p.m. today at Rackham Lecture
Hall. Dr. Margaret Mead of the Amer-
ican Museum of Natural History will
lecture on the subject, the Social
Basis of Marriage.
Fee for the series of lectures is
$1.00 and tickets are not transfer-
able. The course is open to senior
and graduate students only.
Books for the course are reserved
in the League, Union and Lane Hall
libraries and will also be available
in all the dormitories.
Dr. Mead is a well known authority
on subjects of an anthropological
character. She has written a num-
ber of significant books in her field,
including: "Coming of Age in Samoa",
"An Inquiry into the Cultural Sta-
bility in Polynesia", "The Changing
Culture of an Indian Tribe", and "Sex
and Temperament in three Primitive
Socities".
The second lecture of theseries
will be delivered by Dr. Raymond
Squier of New York City who will dis-
cuss the Anatomy and Physiology of
Reproduction Oct. 24. The following
day Dr. Squier will talk on the Medi-
cal Basis of Intelligent Sexual Prac-
tice.
Dr. Mary Shattuck Fisher of Vas-
sar College will speak Oct. 31 and
Nov. 1 on the topic, Courtship and
Pre-marital Relations. The last of
the regular series of lectures will be
given Nov. 6 at which time Dr. Maud
Watson of Detroit will discuss Mar-
riage Adjustment.
Supplementary lectures dealing with
problems raised in the course will be
held after the regular lectures.
Gargoyle Sells Out
In Record Time,
Schust Announces
Breaking all previous time records
for sell-outs, all copies of Gargoyle,
campus ,magazine, were sold out by
1:15 p.m. yesterday, William Schust,
'42, circulation manager,., announced
yesterday.
"We have had favorable reports
from readers," Schust added, "and
as a result of the increased demand,
may have to order a greater number
of copies printed for next month's
issue."
Schust urged all subscribers who
have not yet obtained copies of the
first isue to pick theirs up at the
Publications Building today. A num-
ber of copies have been reserved to
fill subscriptions, he revealed.
Subscriptions for the remaining
seven issues may still be obtained,
Schust declared, for 85 cents each.

Fischer Opens
SRA Forum
At Rackham
"Conflict between science and re-
ligion never existed except among
sectarians," Dr. Martin Fischer, pro-
fessor of physiology at the Univer-
sity of Cincinnati, maintained as he
explained the biological "Nature of
Man"opening yesterday the annual
lecture series sponsored by the Stu-
dent Religious Association.
Man has acquired fufctional ca-
pacities differentiating him from
other animals by making beautiful
the reflexes of lower animals and
passing them on through inheritance,
the noted medical research techni-
cians and artist analyzed. To the ex-
tent that these capacities are devel-
oped, man becomes a poe't and artist.
In the understanding of his relation
to the earth or material things, he
becomes a scientific thinker; in com-
prehending his fellowmen, he de-
velops a code of living; and in con-
ceiving the highest attributes of man,
he creates an ideal which he wor-
ships as an idol, another man or an
fabstraction of the ideal itself to
make a deity, Dr Fischer cited.
Conclusions reached by biologists
on the true character are most cor-
rectly contained in the hypothesis
that colloids are the most similarto
man and may have been his origin,
he insisted. Colloids repeat more prop-
erties of the cell, namely liquid and
solid states, ability to dissolve sub-
stances which will not do so in water,
and function as a firmament creat-
ing synthetic products, that any
other system, Dr. Fischer stressed.
Plan Record
Of Yost Fete
Proceedings
NBC To Broadcast Dinner
On Nationwide Hookup;
Gift Presentations Begin
Plans are being made for electrical
transcription of the entire testimon-
ial banquet program honoring Field-
ingH. Yost to be held at 6:30 p.m.
tomorrow in Waterman Gymnasium.
Ticket committeemen reported yes-
terday that 1,500 of the 1,940 tickets
are already sold and only 50 student
admissions are still available. An
NBC broadcast over the Blue Net-
work will carry one half hour of
the celebration to all parts of th
nation.
Presentation of memorial gifts be-
gan yesterday when Fred N. Zeder,
'09E, vice-president of the Crysler
Corporation, gave Yost a 1941 Wind-
sor Crysler. Other gifts will be pre-
sented by Forrest Evashevski, '41,
on behalf of Michigamua, and ,Bill
Combs, '41, for the M Club.
The floor of Waterman Gymnas-
ium will be laid out to represent'a
large gridiron with the tables fol-
lowing yard lines and the admis-
sion tallies will be modeled after the
1940 football tickets.
Guests will include all the Univer-
sity's living All-Americans and foot-
ball captains, leading sports author-
ities, prominent Michigan alumni
famous sports contemporaries of
Yost. Charles A. Baird, the director
of the University who hired Yost as
coach, and donor of the Baird Caril-
lon, arrived here yesterday from Cali-
fornia to attend the dinner.
Faculty Presidential Votes
Will Be Counted Today

Final tabulation of all ballots re-
ceived in the Congress Faculty
Presidential Straw Vote poll will be
made at 8 p.m. today in the Union,
Albert P. Blaustein, '42, chairman
of the voting committee, announced
last night.

French Indo-China Bases
Bring Japanese Planes
Within Striking Range
Greece Receives
Axis Ambassadors
(By The Associated Press)
CHUNGKING, Oct. 18. (Friday)-
China's trucks of war are rolling
again on the Burma Road under the
threat of imminent Japanese bom-
bardment.
At the stroke of midnight traffic
was resumed across the border with
British-controlled Burma after a
three-month closure by the British
in a futile appeasement gesture to-
ward Japan.
Instead of using the three months
to seek a settlement of the three-
year-old China war-or "China in-
cident" as the Japanese call it-
Japan won, with pressure on French
Indo-China, nearer bases for an aeri-
al offensive against China and the
great highway itself.
Now Japanese heavy bombers are
only two hours at most from the Bur-
ma Road at their Hanoi base.
The Japanese have threatened to
close the road with bombs.
Facing this possibility, Chinese
laborsquads were drawn up today at
strategic points under orders to re-
construct as fast as the Japanese
could destroy. As added measures
of defense, Chinese will travel spaced
apart and chiefly at night.
Once again the road, an improve-
ment of the ancient "silk trail" which
Marco Polo traversed in the 13th cen-
tury, shook under the heavy tires of
Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek's mo-
tor transport, bringing in the sup-
plies necessary to carry on against
Japan and taking out the exports
to pay for them.
The Burma Road, virtually the last
lifeline of the Central Chinese Gov-
ernment, makes up less than half of
a 2,000-mile trade route connecting
the Burmese seaport of Rangoon with
the Yangtze River. It runs from the
Burmese railhead at Lashio to Kun-
ming, Southwestern China, where an
extension carries it on to Chung-
king, the Chinese capital.
Turkey Prepared
For Attack By Axis
(By The Associated Press)
ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 17.-(P)
-The official Turkish radio said in a
broadcast tonight that if the Axis
power's attempt to drive / through
Turkey or Greec'e to Egypt and the
Suez they will find that Turkey "re-
sembles neither Holland, Belgium nor
France."
The commentator accused Ger-
many and Italy of trying to con-
quer Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Greece
by various methods and said they had
demanded that Greece give up her
British guarantee or "she will be
made to regret it."
Premier-Dictator John Metaxas of
Greece received the German and Ital-
ian ministers at Athens today, the
broadcast said, but failed to say what
happened.
'The End Of A Day'
Will Continue Run*
SaturdayFinal Day
"The End Of A Day," a French
film with English subtitles, continues
its run at 8:15 p.m. today in the
LydiaMendelssohnTheatre under
the auspices of the Art-Cinema
League.
IAll women students attending the
movie which closes tomorrow have
been given late permission by Dean
Alice C. Lloyd in order to see the
entire performance. Tickets may be

obtained for 35c at the Mendelssohn
box office, or reservations made by
calling 6300.
The second in the series of Douglas
Fairbanks, Sr. films will be shown
8:15 p.m. Sunday in the Mendelssohn
Theatre. A few admissions to the
one performance may still be ob-
tained at the box office. Short sub-
jects will supplement the' feature

Grads To Return' To Old Haunts
During Homecoming Celebrations

Old rivalries and friendships will be
renewed when "Wily Bob" Zuppke
brings his Illinois eleven here tomor-
row for the traditional Homecom-
ing Day battle.
All the campus fraternities and
sororities are busy decorating to en-
tertain all the grads who are coming
to town to see the Wolverines at-

tion with a display having a slot ma-
chine theme. Michigan conducted the
game and other teams were "taken"
when they ventured to participate.
But this year the nimble wits of
36 fraternities and 15 sororities are
expected to relegate last year's dis-
plays to the level of a high school
bazaar. The Alpha's, however, are
reported to be resenting implications

lighted displays at 8 p.m. today. All
other displays will be judged at 10
a.m. tomorrow.
First prize cups will be presented
to the winners of the fraternity and
sorority competition at high noon to-
morrow by Ruth Ann Oakes of Burr,
Patterson Auld, donor of the victory
awards.
The presentation of the cups will

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