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OCTOBER 19, 1940

. T H.-t- -M It W 4X-N- DA I t V




U.S. Transfer Of Destroyers Dykstra Chosen To Direct Conscription
Is Act Of War, Preuss Cites :

Dorms Will Hold Open Houses
On Large Scale This Weekend

"No doubt can exist that the re-
cent transfer of American destroyers
to Great Britain constitutes an act
of war against Germany, if the Nazi
government chose to interpret the
action in that way," Prof. Lawrence
Preuss of the political science de-
partment asserted in ansi nterview
Professor Preuss declared that the
sale of the destroyers is a clear
breach of international law and is
contrary to treaty obligations that
the United States itself has accepted,
specifically the Hague Conventions
of 1907.
"The most effective arguments
against the international legality of
the transfer are to be found in the
legal precedents which the U.S. it-
self has created. The famed Alabama
Arbitration Case between Great Brit-
ain pnd the United States following
the Civil War in 1872 established the
tradition that a neutral state has
the undisputed duty to prevent its,
citizens from sending warships to a
Professor Preuss pointed out that,
U.S. Attorney General Jackson's at-,
tempted distinctions between a war-
ship constructed with the specific
intention that it be sent to a bellig-
erent and a warship not constructed,
with suchk a purpose has no basis in
international law or practice.
"Mr. Jackson's interpretations of'
relevant sections of the Neutrality
Act of 1917 as applied to the sale of1
the destroyers is stained and dis-
torted with the obvious intent of
giving a semblance of legality to an
act wholly illegal."
"The destroyer transfer might be
justified in the present crisis as a
measure of national defense, but its1
justification should be placed square-
ly and frankly on those grounds."
An attempt to present a spacious1
legal justification for an act which]
can be better. judged on the plans
of national policy can only contribute
to disrespect for the order which we1
as a nation purport to uphold, Pro-
fessor Preuss said.
"Mr. Churchill has said that only
a person who is very ignorant would
analyze the destroyer transfer as be-
ing contrary to international law. It
is very doubtful whether any reputa-
ble international lawyer could be
found to defend it as law."
Professor Preuss claimed that the
sale of the destroyers can also be

attacked on grounds of unconsti-
tutionality, in view of the fact that
the President's exclusive action is an
apparent violation of the Constitu-
tional provision that Congress has
the power to dispose of U.S. terri-
tory and property.
"Finally it is Germany's almost
continuous breaches of legal order
that now permit many persons to
view with equanimity the destroyer
sale merely as a legitimate measure
of defense, and to forget the impor-
tant legal issue.
National Guard
To Be Honored
Ruthven, Sadler Address
Company KMonday
President Alexander G. Ruthven
and Mayor Walter C. Sadler, repre-
senting the community of Ann Arbor
will give farewell talks at the ban-
quet Monday night at the Union hon-
oring Co. K of the Michigan Na-
tional Guard which leaves shortly
after for Camp Beauregard, La.,
where they will begin a year of active
Themain address of the evening
will be given by George J. Burke,
widely-known Ann Arbor attorney.
Capt. J. G. Burlingame will give
the response for the departing guards-
Features of the program include
selections by the Glee Club, led by
Prof. David Mattern and the Uni-
versity band.
Tickets for the dinner have. been
priced at $1.25 which will cover the
cost of the dinner for the hosts as
well as the soldiers and it is hoped
that there will be enough of a sur-
plus to add a substantial sum to the
company mess fund.
Tickets may be obtained on cam-
pus at the business office in Univer-
sity Hall.

With a friendly handshake, Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson
(right) handed Dr. Clarence A. Dykstra (left), on leave from the pres-
idency of the University of Wisconsin, his commission as director of
the nation's first selective service system for raising a peacetime army.
Decorations To Greet
Ho-meco-ming Alhumni

Quite in keeping with the spirit of
Homecoming, girls' dormitories all
over the campus are throwing open
their doors after the game this after-
noon to welcome Ann Arbor's visitors.
The three sisters of Observatory
Street, Stockwell. Mosher and Jordan
Halls will serve cider and doughnuts
at open house. Betty Pons, '43. chair-
man of the hostesses at Stockwell
Hall, announced yesterday that Peggy
Flanagan, '43, and Doris Marty, '43,
will entertain guests with a few piano
selections. Jane Pfeiffer, '41, is chair-
man of the social committee at Mo-
"her. To complete the picture, re-
freshments will also be served at
Jordan Hall under the direction of
Clorice Case, '44. A social commit-
tee at Alumnae House under Betty
Lou Witters, '41, will also receive
those who arrive after the game.
Football Tea Dances
Helen Newberry and Betsy Barbour
dormitories will hold football tea
dances. At Newberry, according to
reports from Mildred Curtis, '42,
chairman, of the dance committee,
Bill Sawyer's orchestra will provide
music for those who are in a danc-
ing mood, while Mrs. Arthur Bromage
and Mrs. Hayes, members of the
Board of Patronesses, wily pour. Miss
Jeanette Perry and Mrs. Mentor Wil-
hamswill pour at Betsy Barbour with
the assistance of a committee head-
ed by Jane Slocum.
Barbour will also hold its Welcome
Supper in honor of new students at
6 p.m. Sunday. Chairman of Tradi-
tions Marjorie Kephart, '42, has
charge of the supper and Bessie Root,
'41, will receive the guests. The guest
Alpha Nu To Hold
Debate With ASU
The Alpha Nu Forum, sponsored
by Alpha Nu, Men's honorary speech
society, will be held at 7:45 p.m. next
Tuesday in Room 231 Angell Hall.
Feature of the Forum will be de-
bate between two Alpha Nu speakers,
Dick Stuedel, '41, and Jim Bob
Stephenson, '43, and two yet unan-
nounced speakers from the American
Student Union. The subject for de-
bate has not been announced. The
public is cordially invited to attend.
Boys' Petition Signed
A petition was signed in Probate
court yesterday against two thirteen-
year-old boys who broke into the
candy counter in University Hall
Wednesday and stole candy and cig-
arettes. They were caught by a jani-

list will include Dean Alice Lloyd,
Miss Jeannette Perry, Mrs. Byrl Ba-
cher, and the following members of
the board of patronesses and their
husbands: Mr, and Mrs. Edward L.
Adams, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Mor-
ley, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles B.
Vibbert. all of Ann Arbor. Mrs. John
A. Bryant of Detroit, and Mr. and
Mrs. Frederick P. Jordan. Charlotte
Hauk, president of the Betsy Bar-
bour Alumnae Association of Detroit
and two former house presidents,
Caroline Prichs of Mt. Clemens and
Roslyn Feldman, a first-year student
in the University medical school.
Nautical Theme Planned
According to reports from Evelyn
Kuivinen, original ideas are running
rampant in a very nautical way, for
tonight from 8:30 on, Adelia Cheever
will be metamorphosed into a ship
having a Seaweed Room in which
the floor show "Mermaid Meanders"
will be presented at 11 bells. Chris-
tine Chambers, '42, chairman of the
social committee, has also arranged
for captain's tables decorated with
candles and supplied with lifesaver
favors in each of the three salons.
A very full weekend ...

SRA Lecture
Series Brings
Calhoun Here
"The Nature of Man," current topic
of the lecture series sponsored by the
Student Religious Association. will be
discussed at 7:30 p.m. today at the
Freshman Roundtable meeting at
Lane Hall and by Dr. Robert Calhoun
the second speaker of the program at
8:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Rackham
lecture hall.
Prof. W. K. Frankena of the phil-
osophy department will present his
analysis of the topic at the third
freshman forum open to all fresh-
man students in the library before
the fireplace of the Association's cen-
ter at Lane Hall. The conception of
man will be treated in his relation to
his fellows and the state.
Tuesday Dr. Calhoun as professor
of historical theology at Yale Univer-
sity's Divinity School will present his
analysis of the subject as a liberal
Protestant. He is widely known
throughout the East as a writer and
lecturer on religion for college stu-

String Quartet
Is To Present
Concert Series
Three men and one woman, com-
prising the Musical Art Quartet of
New York, will present a series of
three chamber music concerts Jan.
24 and 25 under the auspices of the
University Musical Society.
Mme. Marie Roemaet-Rosanoff,
American born violoncellist; Sascha
Johnson, first violinist; Paul Bernard,
second violinist; and William Hy-
manson, who occupies the viola chair,
make up the group.
A former pupil of both Auer and
Kneisel, Jacobsen was the organizer
of the Quartet and is responsible for
the great success the organization
has received.
The instruments which are played
by the group are among the most
noted in the world. Jacobsen posseses
the "Red Diamond" violin, and Ber-
nard an instrument dated 1703 while
the viola is a St. Senoch dated 1726
and the violoncello the Ben Venuto
of 1730.
Information' concerning the pro-
gram which will be performed and
the sale of tickets will be announced
in The Daily at a later date.
Anti-Nazi Radio Heard
NEW YORK, Oct. 18.- (/P) -- The
"German freedom station," which
broadcasts in the German language
and claims to be operating somewhere
in the Reich, was heard here to-
night for the first time in six months


Quiz Program
Shows Politics
In' New Lighit
Amid the venerable American sur-
roundIngs of the old-fashioned court-
room in the county building, a portion
of the commuity gathered last night
to hear the second of a weekly series
of bi-partisan question and answer
programs called the Political Quiz.
The audience heard a program
that was much different from any
of the quiz programs heard over the
radio. It was actually more like an
old American town meeting except
that the questions had been selected
before the program started.
A panel of prominent lawyers dis-
cussed and argued the issues of the
current presidential campaign with a.
vigor and fire that kept the audience
interested and sometimes aroused ev-
ery moment of the short meeting.
The experts were O. L. Smith, De-
troit, unsuccessful candidate for gov-
ernor in the last election; Raymond
W. Starr, Grand Rapids, a candidate
for attorney general; John D. Lynch,
a regent of the University; and Ros-
coe O. Bonisteel, Ann Arbor. Prof.
Ralph W. Aigler of the law school
acted as interlocutor.
Smith and Bonisteel debated the
Republican viewpoint while Lynch
and Starr set forth the Democratic
The questions that Professor Aigler
read the panel furnished the cues for
spirited remarks about such a variety
of issues as the third term, dictator-
ship, the employment situation, con-
duct of foreign affairs, Willkie's labor
record, relief, the recent destroyer
deal, the TVA, the Democratic con-
vention, New Deal promises, the Am-
erican Way and the sincerity of both
A fifteen minute portion of last
night's program was electrically tran-

Alumni returning to Ann Arbor for
Homecoming today will find that 361
of the University's 41 fraternities
have done their best to give the town
a collegiate touch in the best Holly-
wood manner by decorating their
chapter houses in competition for
the Burr, Patterson and Auld cup.
Most ambitious of the displays ap-
parently will be the triple array set
up by Sigma Phi Epsilon. A cham-
pagne bottle and glass with a thirsty
Indian trying unsucessfully to get a
drink, a replica of a Red Man chew-
ing tobacco pouch and a "welcome
alumni" entrance to the house will
compose the entry.
Maps Featured
Acacia has a display based on maps
of Michigan and Illinois, while the
Alpha Sigma Phis have transformed
the front of their Hill Street house
into "Fort Michigan," stormed by a
tribe of war-painted Indians.
Fielding H. Yost is the central
theme of Alpha Tau Omega's dis-
play, featuring a map of the United
States on which the Varsity's 1940
opponents are marked. Chi Phi, using
a theme of "It's In the Books," feat-
ures a large volume, opened to a full
page dedication to Coach Yost.
The murderous spirit of the Wol-
verines is reflected inits effect by
the Chi Psi graveyard, studded with
tombstones of Michigan football vic-
tims. The Delta Kappa Epsilon dis-
play shows a battered Illinois In-,
dian, at the end of the first half of
the game, saying in a political vein,
"no third period for me."
"Petty Manner"
"Beauty in the Petty cartoon man-
ner" was the only description mem-
bers of Delta Tau Delta would make
last night when questioned about
their display. Coach Yost receives the
bowing tribute of ten bowing Indians
in front of the Delta Upsilon house.
Kappa Delta Rho brings in the
county fair idea with their display,
Halfback Tom Harmon being pictured
ringing the bell. A grandstand card
display honoring Coach Yost has been
set up in the Kappa Sigma's yard.
War gets attention in Lambda Chi
scribed and it will be broadcast over
WWJ, 7:45 tonight.
Mrs. A. M. Waldron and Mrs. F.
H. Yost, Jr., are sponsors of the pro-
gram which will be held every Fri-
day night until the election. Any-
one who wishes to submit a question
for the program regarding political
or current event topics should send
their entries to 1209 S. University
Ave., the sponsors said.

Alpha's display, featuring a Michi-
gan submarine torpedoing an Illinois
vessel as S.S. California, S.S. MSC and
S.S. Harvard sink. The Theta Chi
decoration depicts an Indian being
fed into a mill from which have
emerged three sacks of wheat.
Indians Flee
Indians flee in terror to the safety
of their reservation tepee in the dis-
play arranged by Theta Delta Chi.
"Illinois Pep" and "Yost Toasties"
pour into the "Michigan Bowl" in
Theta Xi's display that features the
"Breakfast Feud" motif.
A "Roast for Yost" is the theme of
Triangles' decoration, depicting an
Illinois football player turning on a
spit. The Trigon Club's membersI
decree that "Zuppke Can't Win," in
their display, while Zeta Beta Tau
shows Coach Crisler's "Fritzkreig"
bombing the Indians with footballs.
Zeta Psi depicts a large Michigan
spider in a maize and blue web, and
Phi Kappa Sigma shows a Varsity
player sending the Illinois train down
the switch to Defeat. Phi Sigma Del-
ta's display features blinking lighting,
while the Phi Sigma Kappas have
shown Hillbilly Crisler holding Hill-
billy Zuppke at bay with a rifle.
"I" Plane Downed
ThedHermitage shows a Michigan
man ducking an Indian, while Pi
Lambda Phi features a Michigan
anti-aircraft battery downing an Illi-
nois plane. Psi Upsilon's display
shows a Michigan whirlwind sending
an Indian tribe fleeing in a cloud of
"98's" and "Ms."
Sigma Alpha Epsilon features a
bowling alley, with Illini for pins, and
Sigma Alpha Mu shows Crisler taking
Zuppke for a ride. The "Toast to
Yost" theme is the idea behind Sig-
ma Chi's display, while Phi Beta
Delta shows Harmon bursting the
balloon of Illinois hopes. Revenge
forms the motif of Phi Delta Theta's
decoration, while Phi Epsilon Pi's
signs bid visitors welcome.
A moving "tidal wave," swamping
hapless Indians is the center of Phi
Gamma Delta's display, while Phi
Kappa Psi depicts Michigan clear-
ing the Illinois hurdle in a race.
Prof. Badger Will Speak
Prof. W. L. Badger of the Dow
Chemical Company will discuss vari-
ous chemical engineering processes
at the year's first meeting of the A.I.-
Ch.E. at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room
1042 of the East Engineering Build-
ing. Refreshments will be served
after the meeting. All chemical en-
gineers are invited.



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Au revoir, alas, to Paris and her wondrous clothes,
but a fond Hail! to our own American designers
for they have created-and the Ann Arbor
merchants have bought for you- prize winners
in the field of fashion. Of course you'll want to
attend the Fashion Fantasy and get a preview of
1941's newest creations.



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