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Editorial
Municipal Police
And The Students ...

Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication
VOL. U. No. 22 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1940 Z-323

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Invasion Smashed

Richard Hadley Named Director
Of Current Union Opera Revival

Roosevelt Dedicates Self

By

Aerial

Victory

British Announce

V.

Focus Of German Attack
Is Blasted By Bombers
Over 2,000_Mile Front
Petain 'On Way Out'
In Favor Of Laval
LONDON, Oct. 23 - A great vic-
tory in a six-week long aerial coun-
ter-offensive that smashed a full-
dress German attempt at invision
was claimed officially by the Brit-
ish today and put down as one more
historic defense of these islands.
Through its news service the Air
Ministry told the story - how Brit-
ish bombers had doggedly ridden the
air over a 2,000-mile Nazi front, al-
ternately attacking and observing,
until the German invasion fleet had
been dispersed at last and German
invasion springboards had been
wrecked from Narvik, Norway, to
Bordeaux, far to the south in France.
First Success
It was the first such sweeping suc-
cess yet claimed against the long
peril that long has lain across the
Channel, 'and it was accompanied
by these other declarations intended
to show that the Royal Air Force
was developing quietly into an in-
strument of destiny for Britain:
1. A claim, also made by the Air
Ministry, that a fifth of all the Nazis'
productive capacity for war had been
affected by British bombers which
night upon night have fallen from
the far interior of Germany to the
German-hel French coastline.
2. The statement of Captain Har-
old Balfour, and undersecretary, that
the position achieved by the air arm,
however unspectacular it might seem,
was "one of the great victories of the
war."
r
Cite Internationalism
Balfour, in a speech, cited the
growing internationalism of the RAF
- mentioning that United States,
Polish, Czech and French pilots daily
were fighting alongside British avi-
ators - and declared that there
never was a force more challenging
to "the Nazi Evil."
British pilots brought back stories
of concentrations of German troops
and aircraft "in every available port
or harbor," and from Narvik to Bor-
deaux the RAF went on a continuing
mission of harassment and vigilance.
Ouster Of Petain
May Involve Navy
BERN, Switzerland, Oct. 23.-()-
The French Government of Marshal
Philippe Petain is on the way out,
well-informed sources reported to-
night, in favor of a regime headed
by Vice Premier Pierre Laval and
favoring close cooperation in general,
and by the French fleet in particular,
with Germany and Italy in the war
against Britain.
Official France was reported by
these informants to be a house vio-
lently divided against itself over the
question, with Laval supported by
Naval Minister Jean Darlan and a
majority of the navy command.
On the opposing side were said to
be Chief of State Petain himself;
General Maxime Weygand, former
generalissimo of the French army;
General Charles Huntzinger, a signer
of the armistice with Germany and
now commander of the French army,
and a majority of the cabinet.
Laval's main argument for striking
the best possible bargain with the
Axis for cooperation with it in estab-
lishing its "new European order" was
understood to be that if the Vichy
Government rejected the proposal,
even the unoccupied zone of France
might fall under German occupa-
tion.
If the Axis considers French Medi-
terranean and African bases essential

in the war against the British, Hitler
and Mussolini can take them by
force, supporters of the Vice Premier
told their colleagues, according to
reports from Vichy.
Carol And Lupescu
Arrested In Spain
MADRID, Oct. 23.-(P)-Adolf Hit-
ler met Generalissimo Francisco
Franco in a 2%/2-hour conference on

Yale Puppets
Will Perform
Defoe Story
Song and dance routines, higl
stepping chorus girls - Robinson
Crusoe's desert island was never like
this! But the Yale Puppeteers will
introduce them into the Defoe story
when their revue "My Man Friday"
is performed on the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn stage tomorrow and Saturday
evenings.1
Produced by two Michigan gradu-
ates, Forman Brown, '22, and Harry
Burnett, '23, the revue is unlike the
traditional marionette show in that
it is designed for an adult audience.
Besides the musical, there will be
satires on headliners, featuring not
James Farley, ex-postmaster general,
but "genial Jim," the baseball mag-
nate. Also fleeing across the minia-
ture stage will be two mountaineer
fugitives from the talent scouts for
"Tobacco Road."
Brown, who writes the lyrics, acts
as master of ceremonies and sings
the original tunes he writes for the
shows. Burnett designs and manip-
ulates the puppets. He and his assis-
tants hold the distinction of keep-
more puppets in action at one time
than any other two puppeteers in
the world.
Tickets may be purchased at the
Lydia Mendelssohn box office for
75 and 50 cents. All seats are re-
served.
Engine School
To Elect Four
Senior Officers
Will Name Two Freshman
Delegates To Council;
Petitions Due Tomorrow
Seniors in the College of Engineers
will go to the polls, located above the
Arch in the West Engineering Build-
ing, from 9 a. m. to 3:30 p. m. next
Wednesday to name their choices
for president, vice-president, secre-
tary and treaurer of the Class of
'44E.
One ballot will be cast for secretary
and treasurer at that time and two
men will be selected for the presi-
dency. The first named will receive
two votes and the second one with the
two highest candidates receiving the
positions of president and vice-pres-
ident, respectively.
At the Freshman Assemblies at
10 a. m. and 2 p. m. Wednesday
two students will be selected to rep-
resent their class in the Engineering
Council.
Petitions for all posts are due at
5 p. m. tomorrow in the office of
Dean Ivan C. Crawford of the
College of Engineering. Both senior
and freshman candidates will be
required to submit 20 names with
their petitions.

Richard Hadley young teaching
fellow in the Department of Speech,
has been named to direct this year's
revival of the Union Opera, it was
announced yesterday by Mimes.
The new director began his career
in the theatrical world at Northwes-
4ern University in Evanston, Ill.,
where he received his Master's de-
gree in Speech in 1935. Since that
time Hadley has participated in more
han 40 plays, musicals, operettas
and revues.
He has gained a reputation for
versatility in his field, being featured
as an animal actor in anumber of
shows, some of them children's pro-
ductions. After leaving Northwest-
rn, Hadley spent three years as
technical director of the Illini The-
atre Guild on the University of Illi-
aois campus at Urbana. The Guild
at Illinois is similar to the Play
Production organization on this cam-
pus.
While at Illinois Hadley directed
the all-men's revue of the Pierrots,
- ,ounterpart of our own Mimes group.
"Rime Marches On," or "Let Them
Eat St: " as th : ~tifying title
>f the production.
Hadlby's last four years have been
ntudent Grog
Outlines Plans
For Program
Michigan Party Defines
Policies; Chooses Heads
For Eight Committees
The University's Michigan Party,
in its first official meeting of the
year Tuesday in the Union out-
lined a program and explained poli-
cies which will guide the Party in
its pursuance of campus activities.
Stressing that the organization
will be short lived unless it adopts a
tolerant and affirmative policy as
well as an active program, Winston
H. Cox, chairman, said that the wholei
heatred cooperation of its members
is needed in formulating and carry-
ing out a program which will be con-
structive, and by no means "anti" ori
destructive.t
"Although our tendencies may be1
construed as conservative," Cox said,
"it mst be made clear that this or-
ganization does not intend to kill
freedom of thought on the part of
the student."
Eight committee chairman were
temporarily chosen to preside overi
the eight committees and form thet
Party council which will work with;
the executive committee in directing
the Party.
Those chosen were John McCune,
'41, speaker's bureau; John Edmon-
son, '42, program; James Bourquin,
'42, elections; Ruth Basye, '42, activi-
ties; George Cheffy, '41, publicity;i
Keith Watson, '42, judiciary; Rudy
Salvette, '42, lecture; Jane Hyde, '41,E
expansion.
Army Will Strengthen E
Philippine Air Defense
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 - (IP) -
The Army today ordered substantial
reinforcing of the slender aerial de-
fenses of the Philippines, while Secre-
tary of the Navy Knox declared, in
response to reporters' questions, that
the Far Eastern ward of the United
States would be defended against any
attack.

To Peace Quest;

RICHARD HADLEY
spent as director of speech and drama
at Randolph Macon Women's College
from which institution he is now on
leave of absence to continue his stud-
ies as a teaching fellow at Michi-
gan.
Besides his experience in college
theatrical productions Hadley re-
counts a summer's work at the Ber-
shire Playhouse in Stockbridge, Mass.
and a year of radio experience over
station WLS in Chicago.
Last tryouts for the Union Opera
will be held between 2 p.m. and 5
p.m. today at the Union for all
those who missed appointments
and others interested in participat-
ing in this year's Mimes produc-
tion.
Senate PetitiOn
Filing Deadline
Is Tomorrow
With a number of petitions already
filed for the Student Senate election
to be held Friday, Nov. 1, the directors
of election William Elmer, '41, and
Robert Speckhard, '42, warned all
prospective candidates yesterday that
the deadline for filing petitions is to-
morrow. '
The directors have announced that
any scholastically eligible student
may have his name placed on the
official ballot by filing a nominating
petition and a fifty cent filing fee.
The petitions must be signed by not
less than six students and are to be
handed into the Board of Elections
at the Student Senate office, Room
302 in the Union between the hours
of 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. 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 bal-
lot if they so desire.
The Senate is the only popular
elected body on the campus and con-
sequently those who are most inti-
mately connected with it refer to
it as the "only truly" representative
body that really reflects student opin-
on.
Student Directory
Sells 2,200 Copies
On Opening Day
With a record-smashing first
day sales campaign, the new 1940-
41 Student Directory sold 2,200 cop-
ies. Opening day success, which will
undoubtedly lead to a complete sell-
out of all copies, predicted John
Cory '41, business manager, isdue
to the added information contained
in this issue.
There are still 800 copies left to
be sold, but Cory expressed no con-
cern over this figure. Salesmen will
sell on the campus again today on
the diagonal at the Engine arch in
front of the Union.
Altogether 3,000 copies of this Di-
rectory have been printed, which is
300 more than were printed last year.
Today is the last day salesmen will
sell on the campus, but copies -
if there are any left - will be
available at Wahr's, Follett's, Slat-
er's and Ulrich's for the remainder
of this week.
Recent Axis Treaties
Provide 'Out' For Japan
SHANGHAI, Oct. 24. --()-- The
recently-signed Berlin-Rome, Tokyo

Willkie

Charges Federal Bribery

Candidate Asserts National
Usurpation Of States'
Functions And Powers
Grants-In-Aid Cited
As Election Support
NEW YORK, Oct. 23.-(A3)-Wen-
dell L. Willkie asserted tonight that
"by public bribery and the usurpation
of functions formerly delegated to the
states" the Roosevelt administration
has attempted to "make the various
state and local governments subservi-
ent to Washington."
In an address prepared for the an-
nual forum of the New York Herald
Tribune, the Republican Presidential
nominee said:
"In city after city, and in state
after state, public officials have cam-
paigned on the record of their ability
to obtain for their constituents a
larger share of the money being
poured out by the Federal Govern-
ment.
"By arbitrary grants-in-aid, by
subsidized public works, and by Fed-
eral manipulation of relief money, the
New Deal has sapped the independ-
ence of the states.
"The local governments are en-
couraged to become dependent upon
Federal funds and local officials are
controlled by the deadly threat of
the withdrawal of Federal aid."
Willkie said that "by the judicious
use of Federal patronage" the New
Deal had "strengthened the grip of
corrupt political machines upon our
cities."
"And these machines, in turn," he
continued, "are throwing their enor-
mous weight into the present election
in an effort to deliver to-the New
Deal the electoral vote of some of
the biggest states in the Union."
Contending "democracy cannot
survive under conditions of prolonged
depression," Willkie said "depressions
are the very soil in which dictator-
ships take root and grow to power."
"We do not recognize it for what
it is; a trend, partly accidental, part-
ly deliberate, toward the establish-
ment of state domination over our
lives."
Socialist's Group
Will Meet Today
An open discussion of the econom-
ic principles of socialism will be
held at 4:15 p.m. today in the Mich-
igan Union, it was announced yester-
day by Vivian Sieman, '42, represen-
tative of the campus branch of the
Young People's Socialist League.
Dan Suits, Grad., will lead the sym-
posium assisted by other socialist
theorists on the campus who have
divergent viewpoints to express, Sie-
man said.
The Young People's Socialist League
is a national organization of young
workers, farmers and students who
are interested in promoting thought
and action about a cooperative society
of the future.

W~orld-Famnous Cot

ztralto F.D.R. Accuses Opposition
Of Importing 'Dictator
Propaganda Methods'
President To Make
Four More Talks
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 23 - (A) -
President Roosevelt, accusing his op-
position of importing propaganda
methods of the "dictator countries"
to convince the public he wished to
lead the country into war, said to-
night that "it is for peace I shall
labor all the days of my life.'
In a political speech broadcast
from Philadelphia's Convention Hall,
where he was renominated in 1936
and where Wendell L. Willkie was
named the Republican standard
bearer this summer, Mr. Roosevelt
said:
"I consider it a public duty to an-
swer falsifications with facts. I will
not pretend that I find this an un-
pleasant duty. I am an old cam-
paigner, and I love a good fight."
The first of five political addresses
with which the President is winding
up his second re-election campaign,
the speech came at the end of a
day in which tens of thousands of
people in Philadelphia and neigh-
boring Camden, N. J., had turned
3N out to see the Chief Evecutive on his
way to defense manufacturing plants.
Mr. Roosevelt accused the oppo-
sition of making numerous "deliberate
falsifications against him in the cam-
ral paign, and said one "outrageously
false charge" had been made "to
re strike terror into the hearts of our
ertes citizens."
"It is a charge that offends every
ralto Mar- political and religious conviction
elvet and that I hold dear," he continued. "It
econd an- is the charge that this administra-
Series last tion wishes to lead this country in-
idience in to war."
"This charge is contrary to every
an inter- fact, every purpose of the past eight
had just years. Throughout these years my
rine from every act and every thought has been
her pro- directed to the end of preserving
hosen for the peace of the world, and more
of the re- particularly, the peace of the United

MARIAN ANDERSO
.* * *
Negro Sing(
Opens Cho
Union St
World famous Negro contr
ian Anderson, in black v
silver, opened the Sixty-Se
nual Choral Union Concertt
night before a capacity au
Hill Auditorium.
Earlier in the day in
view, Miss Anderson, who
arrived aboatd the Wolver
New York, revealed that
gram had been especially c
this campus on the basis o
ception accorded her sele
her last appearance here.
she can always feel audienc
and is not above changing
gram during the evening if
not receive a satisfactory
This happened last night
substituted more than five
Recalling her first recita
1937 when she took the
Nelson Eddy who was unab
pear, Miss Anderson, not h
a rehearsal at the audito
mitted that when she firs
out onto the Hill stage she h,
visibly in awe of the hall's
though she had performed
college towns she had neve
ed Michigan to provide s
setting.
As one of the foremost con
ers in America Miss And
anxious to offer reasons for
her career. She believes th
benefit of audience and sin
an artist must perform n
with the intellect, but
"heart" as well. -_

ctions at
She said
e reaction
her pro-
she does
response.
when she
songs.
L here in
place of
ble to ap-
aving had
rium, ad-
,t stepped
iad gasped
s size. Al-
often in
er expect-
o huge a
ncert sing-
erson was
r choosing
lat for the
nger alike,
ot wholly
with the

States - the
Hemisphere."

peace of the Western

Prof. Slosson
Will Ad dress
AAUW Today
In the first in a series of six lec-
tures sponsored by the Ann Arbor
branch of the American Association
of University Women, Prof. Preston
W. Slosson, of the history depart-
ment, will deal with events of cur-
rent importance.
The first lecture, to be held at
4:15 today in the Rackham Lecture
Hall, will be a discussion of the
world situation in general from the
standpoint of analysis.
Prof. Slosson will discuss the re-
cent German triumph over France,
the situation in the Balkans and the
significance of the aerial conflict now
raging between England and Ger-
many. Accent will be placed on the
recent conventions of the two ma-
jor political parties and the progress
of the campaigns to date.
The relation between events in
the Old World and the impending
election as well as the effects of
conscription in this country upon
events in Europe and the Far East
will also be included in this opening
lecture.
Each lecture will take up current
events since the time of the pre-
ceding lecture. Remaining lectures
will be given on Nov. 13, Dec. 9, Jan.
23, Feb. 19 and March 12. Tickets
are on sale at Wahr's Slater's and
Follett's.

Political Campaign Accelerated
As Willkie Boosters Hold Rally

.
Activity in Ann Arbor politics whichj
has been proceeding rather slowlyJ
during the last few weeks, broke out
at a suddenly accelerated pace yes-
terday when supporters of Wendell
Willkie held a parade of floats in the
afternoon, a banquet in the evening,
after that an old fashioned torchlight
procession and finally an assembly to!
climax the days campaigning.
Beginning during the noon hour
floats symbolizing the third term issue:
were displayed on the streets. At-f
tractive Willkiettes, comprised most-
ly of coeds, who were situated on
the floats and on sidewalks nearby,
distributed Willkie pins and litera-
ture.
The feature of the day's program1
was the torchlight procession after

a more robust style.
Principal speaker of the evening
at the banquet given for more than
400 Washtenaw County Republicans,
was Alonzo L. Baker, field secretary
of the Kellog Race Betterment Foun-
dation, Battle Creek, who charged
that a reelection of Roosevelt would
mean destruction of the American
theory of government of laws and the
perpetuation of a government of per-
sonality.
If Roosevelt is reelected, Mr. Bak-
er stated, the United States will be
in war before the end of next year,
and the administration, despite its
claims, has not prepared America to
defend itself.
Other speakers were Mrs. Roger
Morrison, wife of Prof. Roger Mor-
rison of the University, and Congress-

l

By EMILE GELE
Modern American fiction tends to
deal more with people themselves than
with plot, Sherwood Anderson, noted
short story author, declared in a
University Lecture before an audience
of over 500 yesterday.
"Writers get drama from people
themselves and from situations of
life," Anderson stated. "People I call
'feeders' tell me and other writers
much about their lives and characters
by chance remarks."
Explaining how he began to write
at the, age of 30, Anderson said he
became bored with selling to people
as a manufacturer and decided to
become acquainted with them as a
writer. He pointed out that American
people gather frequently in crowds
but really do not know each other.

By A. P. BLAUSTEIN
Sherwood Anderson is afraid that
censorship of both authors and news-
papers is inevitable in the United
States if the present world crisis
continues - and he doesn't like the
idea.
"In times like these," he asserted
in a short interview yesterday, "the
freedom of the press becomes more
important than ever but, unfortu-
nately, there is nothing any of us
can do about it."
"Authors have to write when they
feel like writing and have to write
about what they want to write," he
emphasized, "they just can't sit
down at a typewriter and compose
things they neither believe in or
just don't feel like writing about."
Questioned as to the statement
machP byArnhihoa.18 MeT Pith +kaf

Anderson Asserts Fiction Deals
With People; Fears Censorship

University Group
To Give Concert
The University Symphony Orches-
tra will present its first concert of
the season at 4:15 p. m. Sunday in
Hill Auditorium playing John Pow-

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