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Editorial
Conscientious
Objectors Tolerated

Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication
VOL. L. No. 24 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1940 Z-323
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
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John

L. Lewis

Throws Support

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To

Willkie

C

Labor Leader)
Says He Willi
Retire Should,

Discussions By Tax Institute
To Consider Fund Expenditure

Backfield Aces Clash Today

W ilikie

Lose

John L. Declares Objective
f Roosevelt Is Entry
Into War; Calls Wilkie
'A Gallant American'
CIO Leaders Hit '
Lewis Statement
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25. -(A)-
John L. Lewis tonight announced his
support of Wendell L. Willkie for
President, and said that if Willkie
should be defeated he would retire as
president of the CIO.
"It is obvious," the labor leader
said in a radio address from his head-
quarters at the United Mines Build-
ing, "that President Roosevelt will
not be reelected for the third term,
unless he has the overwhelming sup-
port of the men and women of labor.
If he is, therefore, reelected, it will
mean that the members of the Con-
gress of Industrial Organizations have
rejected my advice and recommenda-
tion.
"I will accept the result as being
the equivalent of a vote of no confi-
dence, and will retire as president of
the Congress of Industrial Organiza-'
tions, at its convention in November.
Says FDR Wants War
First reason for his stand, he said,
is thateRoosevelt's "motivationand
objective" "war." Of the third
term issue, a said: "America needs
no superman."
Quoting from a speech he made
in"January of this year saying that
a coalition had been formed between
labor and the administration, and
Lewis asserted, that a "political coa-
lition presupposes a post-election
good faith between the coalition in-
terests." - i
"The Democratic Party and its
leadership have not preserved that
faith," he added.
Turning from the reasons for his;
opposition to Roosevelt to the reasons
for his supporting Willkie he assert-
ed
"He is a gallant American. He
has opened his heart to the Ameri-
can people. He is not an aristocrat.
He has the commonntouch. He was
born in the briar and not to the
purple. He has worked with his
hands, and has known pangs of hun-
ger. He has had experience in vari-
ous fields of American enterprise,
and is an administrator and an ex-
ecutive."
Sources Had Suggested
Lewis said some sources had sug-
gested he should not endorse W ill-
kie becuse the latter's campaign
workers were said to include Tom
Girdler, president of Republic Steel,
Eugene Grace of Bethlehem Steel and
Ernest T. Weir of National Steel,
with all of whom CIO has been at
bitter odds.
"This is specious reasoning," Lewis
continued. "One could as well sug-
gest that the communicants of a
particular faith should leave their
church because of the presence of a
hypocritesin their midst. Aside from
this, these gentlemen must possess
some virtue, because President Roose-
velt has awarded them many fat
and lucrative government contracts,
at the expense of the public purse."
Lewis Broadcast
Scored By Unionite
(By The Associated Press)
In answer to John L. Lewis' en-
dorsement of GOP Candidate Wen-
dell L. Willkie, statements from other
CIO leaders reaffirmed the stand
of their labor units in support of the
candidacy of President Roosevelt.
Heads of the United Automobile
Workers of America, the CIO's-sec-
ond-largest affiliate, were divided in

General Session To Hear
Economics Professor,
State-Wide Authorities
Types of taxes and the expendi-
ture of collected funds will be the
theme of the first state-wide Insti-
tute on Problems of Taxation, spon-
sored by the University Extension
Service with :the cooperation of 11
local and state organizations, open-'
ing today in the Rackham Building.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.4
and continue until 9:00 a.m. when
the 'general session convenes. "The
Background of the Taxation Problem
in Michigan" will be discussed by
Prof. Robert S. Ford of the economics
department, director of the Bureau
Monday Made
Deadline For
Senate Petition
Eligible Students May File
Candidacy By Promptly
Calling Election Director
The deadline for filing petitions for
the Student Senate election has been
extended until Monday noon, it was
announced yesterday by William El-
mer, '41, and Robert Speckhard, '42,
directors of election.
Any candidate who wishes to be
placed on the ballot must leave his
name with Speckhard by that time
by calling at 7350 or the Michigan
Daily.
Any scholastically eligiblestudent
may have his name placed on the
ballot by filing a nominating peti-
tion and paying a 50 cent filing fee.
The petitions must be signed by not
less than six students.
No student may sign more than
one such petition. Candidates may
have a designation of not to ex-
ceed three words printed after their
names on the ballot if they so de-
sire.
Sixteen senators are to be selec-
ted at the election which will be held
Nov. 1. Voting will be conducted
under the Hare system of Choice Vot-
ing, sometimes known as the Sin-
gle Transferable Vote, the voter mark-
ing the figure "1" in front of his
first choice for student senator, the
figure "2" in front of his second choice
and so one, as many choices as he
wishes.I
In conjunction with the election
of student senators a preferential
straw vote on national presidential
candidates will be conducted.

of Government. F. Jack Neller, state
representative from Battle Creek, will
speak on "The Creation of a Depart-
ment of Revenue and Finance in
Michigan."
Five discussion sections will be held
simultaneously from 10 a.m. until
noon. Section one will include talks
by Kennethh J. McCarren, of
Detroit Board of Assessors. Walter
Reddy, assistant manager of the Tax
Administration Board, on intangibles
and the sales tax respectively. A de-
bate between Tucker Smith, Michi-
I gan Direcor of the United Retail
:nd Who. u:ale Employees of Ameri-
ca, and John L. Lovett, general man-
ager of the Michigan Manufacturers
Association, will be held on the state
income tax.
Section two on the property tax
will present talks by Frank M. Land-
ers, Research asistant of the Bureau
of Government, and Louis H. Schim-
mel, director of the Municipal Ad-
visory Council of Michigan.
Section three on the needs and
standards that should govern in ap-
portioning state funds to schools will
hear three viewpoints on the question
from Earl Babcock, Superintendent
of Grand Haven Schools; John F.
Thomas, Deputy Superintendent of
Detroit Schools and John Reid, sec-
retary-treasurer of the Michigan Fed-
eration of Labor.
Section four will consider health
and welfare with talks by Dr. John
(Continued on Page 2)
Lanid Utiliation
Meet To Close
Annual Session
Presentation Speech Given
At Union Tree Planting
By Senator McCallum
With a general presentation of
"Government and Business" at a
luncheon session of the 11th Annual
Land Utilization Conference yesterday
in the Unipn, Dean Emeritus Henry
M. Bates of the Law School set
the stage for this morning's discus-
sion of the topic.
Final session of the Conference is
scheduled to open at 9:30 a.m. today,
offering a discussion led by speakers
who include Regent Joseph Herbert,
State Senator George P. McCallum
and attorney K. B. Mathews of Lud-
ingtOn.
The opening meeting of the Con-
ference dealt with work of the Uni-
versity's School of Forestry and Con-
servation in training foresters for
work in the timber industries of the
nation. Nearly 50 delegates were on
hand to hear talks by Dean Samuel
T. Dana and other members of the
School faculty.
Honoring Erastus O. Haven, presi-
dent of the University from 1863 to
1869, a tree was planted in the
Union yard at 11:45 a.m. Senator
McCallum delivered the presentation
address, tracing President Haven's
brilliant career as an educator. The
acceptance speech was given by Pres-
ident Ruthven.

55,000 Expected
To Attend Game
Doubleheader Battle Is Predicted When
Harmon Meets Reagan And Michigan
Line Bucks Quakers' Big Forward Wall
By DON WIRTCHAFTER
Michigan's plundering football forces await their supreme test in the
Stadium today.
Determined to prove their gridiron greatness to the world, the high-
riding Wolverines meet a bitter intersectional foe, the Quakers from the
University of Pennsylvania, starting at 2 p.m.
More than 55,000 fans are expected to jam the massive bowl to witness
today's clash. It will be the largest gathering in the history of the rivalry
which started back in 1899.
And so it should be. For the 1940 edition, the 19th renewal, is a natural,
if there ever was one. Both squads are undefeated. Both employ practically
S- ----the same method of attack. Each

Tom Harmon of the Wolverines -
* *s

Group Formed-
For Protection
Of Civil Rights
Council Will Hold Meeting
Tomorrow . To Draw
Plans For Platform
Formation of a University Progres-
sive Council designed to maintain
freedom of expression and general
civil rights on the campus and to
provide a means to oppose "reac-
tionary forces" was announced yester-
day by Philip F. Westbrook, '43L,
temporary chairman.
A meeting of the executive com-
mittee of the council will be held
at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Room 306
of the Union to draw up a platform
and discuss various phases of campus
politics.
Members who have been selected
to serve on the committeeare James
Tobin, '41, captain of the varsity
tennis team; Blaz Lucas, '41, pres-
ident of the Intrafraternity Coun-
cil; William Combs, '41 president of
the "M" Club, William Muehl, '41
president of the Student Religious
Association, and Martin B. Dwork-
is, grad, speaker of the Student Sen-
ate.
The list continues with Charles
M. Heinen, '41E, secretary-treasurer
of the Union; William H. Rockwell,
'41, and David Panar, 41E, of Con-
gress; Alvin Sarasohn, '41 editorial
director of The Daily; Theodore Leib-
ovitz, Grad., vice-president of the
Hillel Student Council, and, William
Clark, '41, president of the Inter-
guild Council.

boasts a powerful line and a strong
starting backfield quartet with a sen-
sational triple-threater thrown in as
well.
When the sinking shadows fall
over the Stadium turf this evening,
one of these powerful aggregations,
after an impressive start this cam-
paign, will have met its Waterloo.
Penn Has Won Three
Penn has three easy victories un-
der its belt. Youthful George Mun-
ger's squad has bowled over Mary-
land, Yale and Princeton in true,
juggernaut fashion. All in all, the
Quakers have tallied 147 points.
While all this was going on, the
Wolverines trampled over four op-
ponents with 116 points scored.
The Penn attack is built around a
185-pound wonder boy, Francis
Xavier Reagan, the East's leading
scorer. Upon his powerful shoul-
ders rests the Quaker hopes. Upon

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his ability to match strides with the
Michigan phenomenon, All-Anmerican
Tornado Tommy Harmon, lies Penn's
chances.
Duel Renewal Foreseen
All week, the publicity merchants
have been pounding today's clash
as a renewal ,of the Harmon-Rea-
gan duel. It started last year in
Michigan's 19-17 triumph at Frank-
lin Field when Frank accounted for
356 of Penn's gained yardage while
Harmon moved the ball ahead 294
yards for the Wolverines.
Terrible Tom is the nation's lead-
ing point-scorer with a 79 total while
Reagan has 61. Both are seniors,
21 years old, six feet tall and in the
midst of history-producing years.
When they meet today on the Sta-
dium gridiron, that alone ought to
be sufficient to make an interesting
pigskin battle.
Lines Are Powerful
,But there is more to this game than
a two-man duel. Both the Quakers
and the Wolverines possess destruc-
tive forward walls that are capable
of stalemating the apparently of-
fensive affair.
In its three victories, the Quaker
line has allowed but four first downs
and 26 yards over the rushing route
while Michigan has held its four
fallen foes to seven first downs and
192 gained yards over the same path.
They're both veteran front lines,
with Michigan outweighing the men
of Munger, 197 to 192. But that
weight advantage will mean little to-
day, for the Penn average is brought
down by two pint-sized junior guards
who can more than hold their own
against the big boys. Hard-driving
Irving Mendleson, who carries 170
pounds on his five foot seven inch
(Continued on Page 3)

'Switch

Yoters'

Appear In Quiz
A tCourt House
"Switch voters" highlighted the
third of a series of four "Political
Quiz" programs held at the Washte-
naw County Court House last night.
Members of the board of experts
were Profesor Emeritus William H.
Hobbs of the geology department,
one of the "switchers," and Prof.
John L., Brumm of the journalism
department, on the Roosevelt side.
John J. O'Hara, chairman of the
Michigan Public Utilities Commis-
sion, and Oliver J. Folden, Monroe
lawyer, the other "switch voter," sup-
ported the Willkie side. Prof. Ralph
W. Aigler of the law school acted
as chairman.
Prof. Hobbs, always a Republican,
said he will vote for Roosevelt be-
cause he is the one man available
who is qualified to meet the present
emergency, and because his defense
program has been very successful.
Mr. Folden, a Democrat, said he was
supporting Willkie because of a rev-

Frank Reagan of the Quakers
Raiders Hit Germany, London;
New 'Peace Drive' Is Rumored

Long
ging as
stressed
speaker
Loggers
timber,
tage of
method

run benefits of selective log-
opposed to clear cutting were
by Prof. Willard S. Bromley
at the afternoon meting.
can return to .old stands of
he said, and take advan-
new growth if the selective
is followed.

Varsity Night
'Will Feature
Ferde Grofe
Ferde Grofe, world-famed Ameri-
can composer, will be featured on
the annual Varsity Night program
scheduled for 8:15 p.m. Monday Nov.
4, in Hill Auditorium under the
auspices of the University Band.
Grofe will conduct the band in'
several of his own compositions, and"
will take part in the "Stump Me If
You Can" portion of the entertain-
ment. Other-participants in the quiz
include Annabelle Van Winkle, '41
president of the lan-Hellenic Coun-
cil; Tom Harmon, '41, and Prof. A. D.
Moore of the electrical-engineering
department. Acting as interrogator
will be Prof. John Brumm of the
journalism department.
Tickets for Varsity Night, which
is being held to raise funds to send
the band to the Minnesota football
game, will be sold for 25 cents af-
ter intermission at the game today.
Band members will solicit through
the grand stands.
Master-of-ceremonies of the tra-
ditional event will be Donn Chown,
'39 now announcer over station WJR.
The program will open with the band
playing the "Grand Canyon Suite"
and the "Mississippi Suite," con-

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61 Run For Positions
On Dance Committees
An all-time record of 61 candidates
will vie for 13 positions on the J-Hop
committee and six places on, the
Soph Prom committee at the general
election on Oct. 30, it was announced
late yesterday by Ward Quaal, '41,
and Doris Merker, '41, presidents re-
spectively of the Men' and Women's

VICHY, France, Oct. 25-A')-Mar-
shal Philippe Petain came pensively
back tonight from his rendezvous with
Adolph Hitler, and informed sources
here considered the possibility that
the present negotiations among Ger-
many, Italy and France may be pre-
ludes to an Axis "peace drive."
Overtures for a cessation of hostili-
ties might be launched through Pres-
ident Roosevelt, these sources said,
after all the strings are tied to-
gether from the current or impend-
ing conversations among Petain,
Hitler, Generalissimo Franco of
Spain, Vice-Premier Pierre Laval of
France and Count Ciano of Italy.
Petain appeared to be in no hurry
to put France on the dotted line
in agreement with the- Axis. Laval

LONDON, Oct. 25-(A)-The Axis1
Air Force shuttled bombs into Lon-
don with ominous intensity tonight
after a day of ferocious big formation
raids which left a trail of destruc-
tion from one end of London to the
other.
Met by the thunderous roar of the
massed artillery of the city's defenses,
some of the night raiders dropped
flares and flame bombs while, others
dived on their targets in one dis-
trict despite an almost continuous
blaze of fire.
Meanwhile British bombs explod-
ed from Berlin to Rotterdam - from
Hamburg to the west French coast
and on war supply depots in far
interior Germany - in one of the
longest and most violent counter-at-

Yale Puppeteers
Present Tabloid
Musical Comedy
Jim Farley, Mrs. Roosevelt, Rob-
inson Crusoe, and Whistler's Mother
gathered on the stage of the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre last night as
the Yale Puppeteers gave the first
of two scheduled performances.
"My Man Friday," a tabloid musi-
cal comedy inspired by "Robinson
Crusoe" was the feature of the re-
by Mrs. Roosevelt, leaving Friday ex-

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