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Immigration Laws
Condemned .. .

-__Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


Returning 'Alumni

To See Revenge Battle



Coach 'Hurry Up' Yost Gives Some Pointers To One Of His Many Young Admirers

Make Heavy Joit
Grecian Demands
Territorial Cessions, New Government's
Formation Sought; British Report
Blasting Nazi Invasion Fleet
(By The Associated Press)
Greek diplopiatic circles in Cairo said last night that Germany and Italy
had made five joint demands on Greece including territorial cessions and
the formation of a pro-Axis government.
Germany has thousands of troops in Rumania, and Italy has massed
Fascist forces in Albania, next to Greece. Greece and Turkey to the east
are Britain's last remaining friends in the Balkans.
The reported demands include severance of trade relations with Britain,
cession of a strip of territory bordering Albania to Italy, a land corridor to
the Aegean Sea to Bulgaria, abdica- >-

Michigan Men
To Face First
Big Ten Foes
In Today's Tilt




In Hard-Fought
Between Old Grid


tion of King George II and resigia-
tion of Premier John Metaxas, and
the use of certain Greek air bases by
Germany and Italy.
Britain is pledged to aid the Greeks
if they are attacked and is aligned
with Turkey in a mutual defense
Observers have expected demands
to be made on Greece by the Axis,
especially since the entry of Nazi
troops into Rumania ostensibly to
guard that country's oil fields but
what many believe is the first step in
carrying the war to Britain's Near
East and temporary abandonment
of plans to invade England.
Shattered Army
Britain's bombers shattered a Ger-
man invasion army loaded on trans-
ports in continental ports more than
a month ago, the Air Ministry news
service announced yesterday as Arth-
ur Greenwood, minister without port-
folio, asserted, "what has been done
to London will be doubled in Ber-
The abortive Nazi attempt to invade
England occurred Sept. 16 the news
service said in giving the first official
support to stories told by European
refugees that thousands of German
troops had perished by drowning in
the English Channel and under the
bomb blasts of the RAF.
Transports were jammed beam to
beam with Nazi soldiers when the
RAF struck "and made their depar-
ture impossible by the ferocity of the
attack," the news service said.
Long Range Fire
The Admiralty disclosed that Brit-
ish warships opened their guns at
long range Thursday on four Ger-
man destroyers sighted 100 miles
southeast of Land's End, the south-
western tip of England, but the "en-
emy retired precipitately" to their
bases on the French coast.
That was the British Navy's an-
swer to a German high command
version that the Nazi destroyers at-
tacked and chased a British cruiser
and destroyer formation at "the exit
of the Bristol Channel."
Bad weather softened the German
air attack last night on London as
the Ministry of Home Security said
6,954 civilians had, been killed and
10,615 seriously injured in the United
Kingdom during September.
Greenwood, declaring the RAF
would double in Berlin the damage
inflicted on London, told a group of
war factory workers that the RAF
already had bombed western Ger-
many "far more heaviiy than any
place in this country."
First Technic
Honors Cooley
Woolson Submits Article
On Teaching Graduates
On the cover of the year's first is--
sue of the Michigan Technic, which
makes its first appearance of the
year Monday, is a picture of the new
Mortimer E. Cooley Bridge agross the
Manistee River.
Named in honor of one of the
Engineering College's most famous
deans, the bridge' crosses from Man-
.n riil f r A om A nlo a n n-r.n, 4

Speakers Give
Varied Talks
TO Press Club
-Correspondent Tells tory
Of Germany's Invasion;
Yost Reviews Memories
The dramatic story of the French
people living behind the strict cen-
sorship of wartime government be-
came plain last night as Owin W.
Kaye, Jr., foreign correspondent for
the Lansing State Journal spoke be-
fore a banquet nieeting of the Uni-
versity Press Club of Michigan on
the subject, "I Saw the Germans
For weeks the European continent
was quiet, he said. Parisians were
taking the war philosophically, no
bombs had fallen on civilian popula-
tions, there seemed to be no danger
of German invasion. It was a shock
of unutterable magnitude, he de-
clared, when the first German planes
bombed Paris in June and when later
reports of German advance in the
North came through to Paris.
It was the stream of soldiers from
the North through Paris, soldiers
carrying tales of desertions of offi-
cers, stories of German might, he
said, that snapped the morale of the
French people and made them await
dumbly the final triumphant entrance
of the Nazis into Paris.
Fielding Yost also spoke at the'
banquet, reminiscing on his years at
the University.
The afternoon meetings of the an-
nual meeting of the University Press
Club were highlighted by addresses
by Mr. Will C. Conrad of the Mil-
waukee Journal, who spoke on "The
Press and the Changing World," by
Prof. Arthur W. Bromage of the poli-
tical science department, and by
Prof. Preston W. Slosson of the his-
tory department who spoke on "The
Press and Foreign Affairs."

- Daily Photo by Will Sapp
Twelve-year-old Maurice Gould is telling his friends today how he played football with Michigan's grand old man of sports, Fielding H.
"Hurry-Up" Yost. And here's the proof- Maurice, a 104-pound fellow who plays sandlot football over by Mack Junior High School, sneaked into
the Wdlverines' secret practice the other day. When Coach Yost walked onto the field the youngster caught his eye and in a few minutes the two
were tossing passes to one another. Maurice fumbled and when Yost kne eled down beside him to show him how to handle the ball the Daily photog-
rapher caught this unposed picture.,

Grand Old Man

Yost gs


Years Of Service

To Be Honored At Farewell Banquet Tonight

Illini Are Expected
To Use Air Attack
by Don Wirtehafter
A revengeful band of Wolverines
will seek to settle a score today.
At 2 p.m. on the Stadium grid-
iron, Michigan's undefeated football
team makes its 1940 Western Con-
ference debut against wily Bob Zupp-
ke's unpredictable Illinois Indians.
For more than 42,000 Homecom-
ing spectators, today's battle should
produce a hard-fought, blood-thirsty
brand of football. Both squads will
be fighting desperately for a victory.-
Eachhwould relish the taste of tri-
Michigan, for example, well remem-
bers the fate it suffered just a year
ago at the hands of this same In-
dian band. Undefeated, untied, in
fact, untouched, the Wolverines-rolled
into Champaign for an apparent soft
Inspired Illini
But there instead was an inspired
and aroused Illini eleven, a team that
stunned the gridiron world with a
16-7 victory over the over-confident
Not only was Michigan soundly
beaten in Champaign's Memorial
Stadium last autumn, but in the pro-
cess its favorite son, All-American
Tom Harmon, was stopped for the
only time in his great career.
Count To Settle
Michigan has that count to settle
today. The Crisler squad goes into
the battle undefeated again. Still
choking on last year's defeat, the
Wolverines that finished a light work-
out oh the Stadium tur) and depart-
ed for\Barton Hills yesterday were
far from an over-confident pack.
Intead they were a shrieking band
of gridders who were hungry for re-
venge. Physically and psychologically
at a peak, Michigan will be a hard
bunch to beat today.
But Illinois, once again, is no soft
touch. The team tha~t defeated Mich-
igan last year is even stronger this
campaign. They've added weight,
power and experience to the Zuppke
bundle. And with it all, they still
have an undying desire to beat Mich-
igan by stopping Harmon.
Zuppke has them at full charge
for this encounter. The Harmon-
Grange angle, the fact that Michigan
is ope of the two teams in the Con-
ference that still hold a series edge
over the Indians, the remembrance
of last year's remarkable decision
all have supplied the old fox with
food for his build-up talks.
So far this year, the Illii have split
even on their schedule, soundly
trouncing Bradley Tech, 31-0, and los-
ing to Southern California, 13-7.
Powerful Passing
But in these two encounters, the
men of Zuppke have displayed a
powerful passing attack, one that they
are basing their hopes on today.
Against Bradley, for example, Ill-
nois completed 15 of 28 passes for
266 yards while the Zuppke bullet-
men connected for 13 of 25 tosses
against the Trojans for 137 yards.
Against an aerial attack such as this,
Michigan must display an improved
pass defense in order to carry out its
venegeance motives today. The Wol-
verines have only met one opponent
so far with a mentionable aerial at-
tack, and that one, Michigan 3tate,
bombed the Michigan fortress for
two touchdowns.
Zuppke has six men in his back-
field who can toss the pigskin with
pleasing prowess. In the Southern
California game, all six-Johnny
Worban, Myron Pfiefer, Jimmy Eas-
(Continued on Page 6)
New Sudent Directory

As hundreds of sports fans gather
to honor the "grand old man" to-
night, all will reminisce on the feat-
ures of a career which began with
the legendary point-a-minute teams
and ended with one of the greatest
athletic plants in the world. All will
agree that the name Fielding H.
Yost will remain immortal in the
annals of the sports world.
From 1901 to 1905 the five teams
coached by Yost played 54 games
without a loss, including 29 succes-
sive victories, and scored 2,821 points
to their opponents' 42. These were
the first of 20 teams to be instruct-
ed by Yost, the first of ten confer-
ence champions.

Yost coached his 1901 team to a
49-0 victory over Stanford in the
first Rose Bowl bame ever held. Will-
ie Heston and his team-mates played
such amazing football that their
opponents walked off the .field be-
fore the final gun.
Even more significant to Yost than
his mighty football teams was the
goal' he worked toward as athletic
director of the University. He inaug-
arated the system of "Athletics for
all" and built a $4,000,000 plant to
carry out his plan.
Included in the impressive list of*
facilities are the Coloseum; Yost
Field House with its basketball and
track units; the University Golf'
Course; the Intramural Building
which has a main gym, a swimming
pool, and numerous other rooms for
sports; and 40 tennis courts on Fer-
ry :Field.

mances in the Olympics have con-
formed to the Yost plan of better ath-
le tics for more students. The Yost
program has been adopted bynnum-
erous institutions over the, nation
and is a model for future sports
Eligible second semester fresh-
men and sophomores interested in
trying out for the staff of the In-
terfraternity Council should report
to the Council offices in the Union
for an organiztaional meeting at 5
p.m. Monday.
Blaz Lucas, Council President

Sports dignitaries and promihent
alumni from all parts of the nation
will assemble at 6:30 p.m. today at
Waterman Gymnasium to pay tribute
to the Grand Old Man of American
sports, Fielding H. "Hurry Up" Yost
at a testimonial banquet which will
include a "Toast to Yost from Coast
to Coast," broadcast over the Blue
Network of the NBC.
The radio program to be aired from
8:30 to 9 p.m. will include talks by
All-Time All-American Willie Hes-
ton, Coach Bob Zuppke, of the vis-
iting Illini, Branch Rickey, presi-
dent of the St. Louis Cardinals and
(Continued on Page 7)

Roosevelt Wins 4 To 3 Victory
Over Willkie In Faculty Vote

Threats To Bomb Burma Road

Are Bluff, Prof. Stanton


Reversing the decision reached in
the student straw vote held during
registration, Congress All-Faculty
Presidential Straw Vote indicated
professors are four to three for Roose-
The Democratic candidate, with his
running mate, Henry Wallace, am-
massed 157 votes out of the total
312, as contrasted with the 124 re-
ceived by Wendell Willkie and
Charles McNary. Norman Thomas
and Maynard Krueger, Socialist can-
didates, received 17 votes, Browder
and Ford, Communists, were prefer-
red on three ballots and the Pro-
hibition candidates, Babson and
Moorman, were given one vote.
The total voting represented about
one-half of the faculty. Approxi-
mately the same proportion of stu-
dents was represented in the regis-

Under the Yost program with three
it certainly showed the campus that succeeding trainers, Fitzpatrick, Far-
stories about the peculiarity of pro- rell and Hoyt, Michigan has pro-
fessors were not too greatly exagger- duced more Western Conference
ated track champions than any other Uni-
One faculty member informed his- Matt Mann brought to the Uni-
secretary that there was no need of versity by Yost in 1924, during the
his voting because the entire student last ten years has made a habit of
body knew how he felt while another winning national swimming titles.
merely told his assistant to "use his The same has held in golf with Big
merel tld hismt Ten and National Collegiate Cham-
own judgement"ponships several times and one
An instructor in the Engineering National Amateur title holder.
College registered his preference for Outstanding University perfor-
Babson of the Prohibition Party and _________
for Ford of the Communist Party but
not before writing in the name Union Again Offers
"Henry" before the vice-presidential #R s
choice. Only one individual cared to Ticket resale Plan
sign his name to his ballot and he, not
trusting the Congress workers who The Michigan Union Football Re-
were assigned to collect votes, haI sale will be open for business between

Japanese threats of serious repri-
sals if Britain allows the Burma
Road to remain open cannot be ma-
terialized into military actions which
will result in the destruction of Chi-
na's "life-line," Dr. John W. Stan-
ton of the history department de-,
clared in an interview yesterday.
The Japanese mean to bluff Bri-
tain into cutting off China's most
vital line of communication and sup-
ply, Dr. Stanton said, thereby great-
ly weakening its resistance, possibly
'to the point of collapse.
Sketching the nature of the dirt
road and its 2,000 mile course through
otherwise impassable territories, Dr.
Stanton pointed out that as a bomb-
ing objective the road would be al-
most a waste of Japanese muntions.
Bombing may slacken the flow of
materials over the road, he admit-
for hil it 11mr h vrfmlly im

cessing of steel in the manufacture
of munitions and which are not found
in sufficient abundance anywhere else
in the world.
Ever since the road was opened
three years ago, Dr. Stanton ex-
plained, Brtiain has sent its muni-
tions to China. It has become a
policy of Britain, he said, to furnish
arsenals and forts in China to re-
tard the advance of the Japanese.
The presense of Russia in the
East is important, he said, for that
nation will encourage Japan to ad-
vance in the South, where Britain is
concerned, instead of beyond Man-
chucko, or into Russian territory.
Dr. Stanton pointed out that the
diplomatic victory which Japan
claimed three months ago when
Britain closed the road was not valid.
The road was closed because of the
tmnxical rainy eason. he said. which


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