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Fair and colder.


Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


Tribute To
The Grand Old Man' .. .





Illini, 28-0;

Yost Honored At Banquet By




Britain Is Bombed NBC Hookup
~- F 1

Rising Star Of Michigan Eleven


In Fiercest Attack
Of Nazi Campaign

Marks 4Lth
Michigan's Grand Old Man
Celebrates Retirement
At Testimonial Dinner
Griffiths, Zuppke
MAe Addresses

Westf all Is Star
On Wet Gridiron
At Homecoming
Michigan Fullback Smashes Indians' Line
Sharing Plunging Honors With Harmon
Who Scores Touchdown And Field Goal

Diplomatic War
In Greece As
Try To Avoid




Pope Pius Pleads
For U.S. Support
(By The Associated Press)
Incessant waves of German bomb-
ers fiercely attacked London last night
and early Sunday in what may prove
to be the most devastating assault
of the war.
Waves of 15 to 20 planes unloaded
heavy bombs at five minutes inter-
vals. More offices and homes crum-
bled and just after midnight a direct
hit wrecked part of a hospital.
Bombs fell, not singly but in big
clusters, all over the capital. Fire-
men fought desperately against nu-
merous fires.
The RAF counter-attacked against
German positions on the French "in-
vasion coast" and watchers in Eng-
land saw the pyramiding fire of ex-
plosions and anti-aircraft defense
across the English Channel.
Greek Position
Greece shaped up as the pivotal
battlefield of the diplomatic war i
southeast Europe.
Although there was no confirma-
tion of Cairo reports that ultimatum-
like Axis demands already have been
made in Athens, there were signs
they might be soon.
There were said to be demands that
King George II of Greece abdicate,
Premier-Dictator John Metaxas re-
sign to make way for a pro-Axis gov-
ernment, Greece break off trade with
Britain, cede territory to Italy and
Bulgaria and give the Axis rights to
air bases.
Existence of such demands was de-
nied in Berlin but in Rome, the us-
ually well-informed Fascist weekly,
Relazioni Internazional, hinted they
might be impending. And, for the
second tiie since trouble for the Bal-
kans began brewing, Premier Musso-
lini started out to inspect his built-
for-blitzkreig army, thistime on the
Yugoslav frontier.
German Viewpoint
The German view apparently was
that Greece and 'Turkey, both Bri-
tish-guaranteed, could be expected to
fall into line with Axis plans without
extreme pressure. If they don't see
that their bread is buttered on the
side of the Axis, one authorized Nazi
commentator observed, it is just too
bad for them.
But British counter-moves evident-
ly were being organized to try to
checkmate the Axis' "new order,"
possibly by urging Bulgaria to defer
territorial claims against Greece and
to reject any Rome-Berlin bid to join
it against Greece and Turkey.
While confidential documents in
the British legation at Sofia were
reported being burned lest the lega-
tion be forcedto beat a hasty re-
treat from Bulgaria, Britain's minis-
ter to that kingdom, George Rendel,
and her ambassador to Turkey, Sir
Hughe Knatchbull-Hugessen, con-
ferred at Istanbul.
Nazi Claims
In the war at sea, the Nazi high
command said 31 ships totalling 173,-
650 tons hd been sunk by U-boats
recently, all but five of them out of
a single convoy in one night.
On their own credit side, the Bri-
tish reported that RAF bombers dived
down from thick clouds Friday night
to blast Hamburg's Blohm and Voss
shipyards "where German warships
are known to be under construction."
Hits also were reported on the Ger-
mania shipyards at Hamburg, the
nav al h a :r .. t ---narn innlr

Cancels Talk
In Ann Arbor
Due to a sudden change in itiner-
ary, Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg
of Michigtn will not be able to make
his scheduled appearance here today
at the Michigan Union, it was an-
nounced late last night.
The Senator was to speak before a
Michigan Forum audience this after-
noon in a discussion of the issues of,
the campaign. His talk was to be the
second in a series of addresses by
prominent men of the several political
parties on current political and social
juestions. A Rorum audience of 500
heard Socialist presidential candi-
date,dNorman Thomas, open the ser-
ies last Thursday speaking on th
subject, "Butter and Guns."
Contacts have already been made
with a Democratic speaker to address1
the Michigan Forum in the near fu-
Theology Prof.
Will Give Talk
'Nature Of Man' Is Topic
Of ReligiousLecture
Robert Lowery Calhoun, professor
of historical theology at Yale's Divin-
ity School will give his views of the
"Nature of Man", lecture topic of the
current series sponsored by the Stu-
dent Religious Association at 8:15 p.m.
Tuesday in the Rackham Lecture
As an expert in the history of re-1
ligion and its development he has
become a popular writer and speaker
for a collegiate audience. He will pre-
sent the viewpoint of a liberal Prot-
estant of this year's subject.
Noted also as a fellow of Saybrook
College, Dr. Calhoun has published
"God and The Common Life" in 1935,
"What Is Man", in 1939, "Religious
Realism" among others. He has fre-
quently been a contributor to pop-
ular religious magazines.
Dr. Calhoun appears as the second'
speaker in the series offering to stu-
dents and faculty the opinions of a
scientist theologian, rabbi, and edu-
cator on the character of mankind.
The program is a continuation of the
study of religion and its elements
inaugurated two years ago.

Amid the thunderous applause and
cheers of 2.000 enthusiastic fans
Fielding H. Yost, the grand old man
of sports, celebrated his 40th year of
service to the University last night at
a testimonial banquet sponsored by
Michigan alumni.
Seated in front of a huge yellow
drape enscribed with the legend "A
Toast to Yost from Coast to Coast,"
the grand old man heard over a score
of speakers pay tribute to his years
of accomplishment as a pacemaker
in the world of athletics.
NBC Broadcast
An NBC broadcast over the Blue
Network carried to all parts of the
nation the sentiments of Louis Elbel,
composer of "The Victors," Charles
A. Baird, athletic director who hired
Yost as coach, Robert Zuppke, coach
of the Illinois football team and long-
time rival of Yost, George Sisler,
famed baseball star, Branch Rick-
ey, president of the St. Louis Cardi-
nals, John J. Griffiths, commission-
er of the Western Conference, and
Willie Heston, all-time All-American
and Tom Harmon.
The Varsity Band added atmos-
phere to the program with renditions
of "The Victors" and "Varsity," and
the University Glee Club sang noted
Michigan songs.
Probably the greatest tribute that
could be paid to any sports leader
was voiced by Coach Robert Zuppke
of Illinois when said of Yost, "From
the first time I met him in 1904 un-
til this afternoon, I've fought him and
argued with him, tried to be funny
with him and tried to chisel him but
couldn't do it. I've seen all the Mich-
igan tribe from Heston to Harmon
and I still say from my heart, Mich-
igan is the champion of the West."
Gifts For Yost
Gifts presented included a plaque
offered by Bill Combs, '41, in behalf
of the M Club, a blanket inscribed
"The Great Scalper Yost" given by
Forrest Evashevski for Michigamuai
and a plaque presented by Dr. L. W.
Olds for Michigan Amateur Athletic
William Essery represented ani
alumni committee in presenting to
the University an honor fund entitled
Fielding H. Yost Honor Awards which
are to be offered as encouragement
to scholastic endeavor. Students with
five semesters credit in the Univer-;
sity are eligible to consideration by
an administrative council.
Other speakers on the program in-,
cluded President Alexander G. Ruth-;
ven, Murray D. Van Waggon'er, Wal-
ter Bennett, president of the M Club,
Senator Arthur Vandenberg and Fred
M. Zeder, '09.,

Unbeaten Michigan battered a helpless but hard fighting Illini squad
with furious revenge blows in the Stadium yesterday.
Battling to redeem itself for last year's stunning defeat at the hands
of Bob Zuppke's crew the Wolverine eleven pounded the Indians all over
the rain-soaked turf for a 28-0 triumph.
It was the worst walloping Michigan has handed Illinois since 1932
when the Wolverines spanked the men of Zuppke, 32-0. The 39,114
Homecoming spectators who braved a chilly autumn drizzle saw vengeful
Michigan strike early, roll up 21 points in the first half and then coast
home by adding a final touchdown in the third period.
If nothing else, the Wolverines proved yesterday that they aren't a
"one-man-team." There was more to the potent Michigan attack than
all-American Tom Harmon. Bothered by a muddy turf and an aroused
fllini defense that wanted no part of comparisons, the Hoosier Hammer
had his troubles yesterday. In 21 attempts, he was held to"58 yards gained,
an average far below that which he has maintained against Michigan's
first three victims this year.
But while the Illini line spent the afternoon chasing Harmon,
Michigan unleashed another of its trusty weapons, the bulleting bomber,
Bob Westfall who. thrashed the Indian forward wall to shreds.
Time after time he plowed over the guards for sizable gains. Behind
a hard charging Wolverine line, the rugged fullback, a mudder, if there
ever was one, carried the ball 37 times for 152 yards. Although he
4accounted for only one of the Mich-

Corps Area Announces

Mi e n


Draft Quota

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19.-(/P)-A
tentative quota of 47,282 selective
serviceisoldiers which Michigan will
be expected to contribute to the Army
between Nov. 18 and next July 1 was
announced today.
The number is Michigan's portion
of the 800,000 men slated to be called
to service from, all parts of the na-
Eelective service headquarters said
tenttive plans for drafting the men
before March 1 call for a maximum
Senate Petitions
Due This Week
Elections Will Take Place
Friday,_Nov. 1
Activity in campus politics will be-
gin this week when petitions will be
accepted for the Student Senate elec-
tion to be held Friday, Nov. 1. Six-
teen Student Senators are to be elec-
William Elmer, '41, and Robert
Speckhard, '42, directors of the elec-
tion for the Senate have announced
that any scholastically eligible stu-
dent may have his name placed on
an official ballot by filing a nominat-
ing petition and paying a fifty cent
filing fee. The petitions must be sign-
ed by not less than six students and
are to be handed in to the Board of
Elections at the Student Senate of-
fiec, Room 302 in the Union between
the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Mon-
day through Friday inclusive.
No student may sign more than one
such petition. Candidates may have
a designation of not to exceed three
words printed after their names on
the official ballot if they so desire.
The Student Senate is the only pop-
ular elected body on the campus and
consequently its leaders refer to it as
the "only truly" representative body
that really reflects student opinion.
Journalists Elect

of 22,110 white men and 1,160 Ne-
groes from Michigan.
The 6th Corps Area, which includes
Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin; was
assigned a tentative quota by July
1 of 131,137 men, with maximum quo-
tas of 61,685 white men and 2,849
Negroes to be requisitioned by Mar. 1.
The Illinois July 1 quota was fixed
at 62,223, with a maximum call by
March 1 of 28,989 white men and
1,637 Negroes.
Wisconsin's July 1 total is 21,632,
with 10,586 white men and 52 Ne-
groes as the maximum number of
draftees by March 1.
National selective service head-
quarters compiled the quotas, basing
them on estimates of the number of
men in each state who are fit and
available for immediate Army serv-
ice, with credits to each state for the
number of volunteers each is estimat-
ed to have furnished the armed forces
The tentative quotas will be re-
placed by more exact figures when it
is determined precisely how many
fit and available men each state has
and how many volunteers each has
already contributed. Quotas will be
revised periodically.
The surgeon-general's office of the
Army made plans today' to call out
4,007 members of the Army Reserve
Nurse Corps by next July 1.
The nurses will serve in hospitals
at all training camps and in the gen-
eral hospitals at all training camps
and in the general hospitals to be
constructed in or near larger cities.
These hospitals will cost approxi-
mately $11,000,000 with the smaller
ones having 100 beds or more and the
larger units having thousands. ,

Petition Blanks,
Now Available
At Union Office
J-Hop, Soph Prom Petition
Must Have 25 Names
By DeadlineFriday
Official petition blanks for J-Hop
and Soph Prom committees may be
had by calling at the Student Offices
of the Union between 3 p.m. and 5
p.m. tomorrow. through Thursday, it
was announced yesterday by Ward
Quaal, '41, president of the Men's
Judiciary Council.
All petitions must be submitted at
the Student Offices by Friday noon,
bearing the signatures of 25 members
of the petitioner's class. Only official
blanks obtained at the Student Offices
are valid.
The election itself will be conduct-
ed Oct. 30 under the supervision of
the Judiciary Council. Thirteen mem-
bers are to be elected to the J-Hop
committee. Five of these will be chos-
en from the Literary College; three
from the Engineering College; and
one each from the Music, Forestry
and Conservation, Architecture, Nurs-
ing and Education schools.
The Soph Prom committee will be
comprised of eight members, five from
the Literary College and three from
the Engineering College.I

igan touchdowns, Westfall was the
spearhead of the offensive attack
and constantly placed the Wolverines
in scoring position.
Even under the watchful eyes of the
entire Illinois squad, Harmon added
10 points to his year's total of 69 yes-
terday by galloping over once from
the four-yard line, converting for one
extra point and completing a 120-
yard attempted place-kick, the second
three-pointer he has scored in his
Michigan meant business yester-
day. The Wolverines had a score to
settle, and it didn't take them long
to start on their destructive way.
Twice in the opening /period, they
struck with long sustained marches,
one starting on their own 30 and the
other on their 31.
Smart Football
The Wolverines played smart foot-
ball and there was no stopping them
once they began rolling. Capt. For-
est Evashevski sent Westfall through
the center of the line until the Illini
pulled their defense. Once that hap-
pened, the Wolverines used Harmon
or halfback Davey Nelson off the
tackles or around the ends and the
damage was done.
That brought Westfall back to
work again. He slashed over left
guard then right, left and right again
and in four plays Michigan was' on
the Indian 25.
After a two-yard plunge for an-
other first down by the Hatiner,
Westfall bulleted over center to the
17 where halfback Ralph Ehni and
fullback Myron Pfeifer pulled him
down. A Harmon thrust over cen-
ter went for no gain but set up the
next play. Instead of an eleventh
straight power plunge, Harmon, on
a fake spinner to Westfall, skirted
right end, found a pinched-in Illi-
nois' line and moved on to the 12.
Touchdown Play
With the Indians watching Har-
mon and Westfall, Evy sent Nelson
on a reverse off the weak right side
and Michigan had a touchdown. Har-
mon's attempted conversion sailed
to the left of the posts.
Michigan had to carry the ball just
eight more times before it tallied
again. The Illini received the kick-
off but Ehni was forced to punt after
two unsuccessful line plays, Har-
mon downing the ball on his own 31.
Once again it was Westfall blast-
ing over the Illini center time after
t m.unmtilH armon nrinte darond

Van wagoner, F.D.R., Jr. Stop
In Ann Arbor, Greet Harmon,

AlphaD Omicron Pi, Sigma Chi
Take Top Decorative. Honors

Through the smoke haze of an af-
ternoon cocktail party, Ann Arbor,
or what part of the town was there,
saw Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. and
Murray D. Van Wagoner, both of
whom had driven from Detroit
through yesterday afternoon's cold
rains to see the Michigan-Illinois
game and had come too late even
for the last quarter.
Tom Harmon was there to meet
everyone. Mr. Roosevelt expressed his
regret at being unable to see the
game and was photographed with
Tom, together with Fred Niketh, '41L,
nr-gnizer of the "Vnimaw T.vers for

greater number of students. He con-
trasted this with the observation that
thus far all Mr. Willkie has been
able to do is to offer vague promises
of jobs for youth.
The present administration realizes
that democracy depends upon a well-
educated populace, he' said, and its
policies have been directed by that
Mr. Roosevelt encouraged Niketh
in his organization's effort to lead
youth toward an active interest in
practical political activity.
He assured reporters that the
Dmorati Party is ronfident of vi.



At its closing session,, the Univer-
sity Press Club of Michigan, spon-
sored by the journalism department,
yesterday elected Emmett Richards,
editor and publisher of the Alpena
News, its president for the coming
Philip T. Rich, of the Midland
Daily News: Elton R. Eaton, of the

With thousands of alumni in AnnI
Arbor, campus fraternities and soror-E
ities decorated their chapter houses
yesterday in competition sponsored byk
the Interfraternity Council, top hon-
ors going to Alpha Omicron Pi soror-
ity and Sigma Chi fraternity.
The Alpha Omicron Pis' displayt
featured the offensive strength of thec
varsity. An oversize model of a Luxt
soap flakes box was erected in front
of the house, bearing the legend "It
Takes More Than Lux to Stop Mich-t
io , ,,-'. n1

Alpha' Gamma Deltas set up a fun-
eral-Red Grange the corpse-being
borne into a cemetery, with head-
stones bearing scores of past Michi-
gan victories over the Illini team.
The Sigma Phi Epsilon decoration
had a triple theme, featuring a "Wel-
come Alumni" sign over the doorway
to the house, a Red Man tobacco
sign and a champagne bottle and
glass with an Indian trying unsuc-
cessfully to get a drink. The Delta
Gammas. canitalizing on the "Where

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