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PAGE EIGHT

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1910

Campaign Moves
Into High

THE

WEEK

IN

REVIEW

Laval And Franco
Zonfer With Hitler

FOREIGN
Prostrate France reluctantly stum-
bled into ,the diplomatic spotlight
again last week when capitulator La-
val hurried to "somewhere in France"
for another hisi fJ-ic Hitler railroad
car conference. Late last night, two
days after the conference, came the
first announcement of the result of
that meeting.
The official statement immediately
followed a 75-minute special meeting
of Marshal Petain's Vichy cabinet at
which Laval reported the outcome of
the Hitler conversations. With full
cabinet agreement, the French gov-
ernment definitely aligned itself with
the Axis aims. Announced Vichy:
Hitler and Petain held a "general ex-
amination of the situation and, in
particular, the means of reconstruct-
ing peace in Europe," and were in
accordance on the "principle of col-
laboration."
During the ominous official silence
following the conference, speculation
ran rampant among political observ-
ers. Long awaited, the terse com-
munique settled somo rumours, left
many yet unceitain.
Even chief U.S. diplomat Hull ap-
pears to have had a hand in the rail-
;ide meeting. Though refusing to re-
veal the contex. Hull admitted to
Washington co:respondents yester-
day that Prcsident Roosevelt had sent
a communication to the French gov-
ernment at the time of the confer-
ence. State Department officials
hinted that the note dealt with U.S.
attitude toward France's western
hemisphere possessions, with further
threats of an American protectorship
over. the teriitories.
Still unsettled was the status of the
French Fleet and French military and
naval bases.
OnToSpain. ..
While the world still waited ex-
pectantly for the outcome of the
French conference last week, the
Fuehrer's conference special sped to
the Spanish border to meet unwilling
Axis puppet Franco.
Another link in the winter offen-
sive to drive Britain out of the Mare
Nostrum, the meeting was apparently
scheduled to follow several previous,
but apparently unsuccessful, meet-
ings between Spanish Minister Suner
and German diplomat general von
Ribbentrop. Political observers con-
jectured that Herr Hitler was anxious
to settle the Spanish stand prepara-
tory to concentrated attacks on the
British life-line.
NoResIte...
Despite the focus of attention drawn
toward the south and the two rail
conferences, Luftwaffe and RAF fly-
ers continued to strike heavy blows
across the Channel. Blessed with sev-
eral foggy nights, London had some
let-up in the nerve-wracking duel, but
clear spells signaled some of Ger-
many's most vicious thrusts at the
British capital last week.

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anew on Axis interests in the Mediterranean, where Britain's life-line
passes uncqomfortably close to ;pain and French possessions; where
Gxibraltar remains a pinpoint of British' domination.
Have Ya Got Twe Ive Teeh?
0. K.,You're In The Army

THOME
With Election Day only two weeks'
off campaign gears shifted into high
last week. Primarily responsible for?
the shifting was the "entrance," as
political speech-maker, of President
Roosevelt. Mr. Willkie immediately
hurled his "debate" challenge again,
was firmly rebuffed, had to content
himself with plans to answer all
FDR's statements a day or two later. LEWIS . . .. . . . . . . F.D.R. or me
That he would have ample and in-
fluential help was immediately ap- dustry and jobs for the "boys" after
)arent Most puzzling and talked- +vA

Ifor the present, in te lottery: they tacked the police lines to get to their
were moving south to training camps departing men folk ... from the dem-
for the year. Most interesting report onstration it was apparent that those
on the exodus was furnished by The who had come to say goodbye to
New York Times. It wrote of the them (the men) feared that some-
27th Division's entrainment from thing more serious than trainingwas
McClellan, Ala.: "Weeping women at- ahead of them."
-'-

about boost came Friday when John
L. Lewis, speaking not as president of
the CIO or of the United Mine Work-
ers, but "only in the role of a citizen,
and an American," made clear to
scr'e 25,000.000 radio listeners that
he was throwing his support in the
1940 election to Mr. Willkie. His reas-j
sons: Mr. Roosevelt was seeking dic-
tatorship, was planning to involve
U.S. in active war, had failed to solve
unemployment.
By emphasizing that 'a vote for
Roosevelt is a vote against Lewis",
the CIO head made the political sit-
uation of labor even more confusing
than it had been. While numerous
union leaders had already indicated
their support for Mr. Roosevelt,
others had waited for a Lewis state-
ment, nowbwere less sure o stheir1
.'rcad than before. Most observers still

Mhey return 22rom training. Mr z. vWill-E
kie's voice was not the only one rais-
ed: ex-president Hoover and Al
"Sidewalks-of-New-York" Smith re-
spectively warned of third-term perils
and laid "class hatred" spirit at the
doorstep of the "White House oc-
cupant."
NationalI
Defense.o..
At noon Tuesday War-Secretary
Stimson will dig into the "fish bowl"
which was used in the 1917 draft.
draw a capsule containing the first
number in the nation's first peace-
time selective service lottery. Ten

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believed that Lewis' action had come
too late, had too little support of la-
bor's rank-and-file to defeat Mr
Roosevelt, but they cautioned that i'
Swas liable to make for a much closer
contest. Flew disagreed that the State-
nient would split labor ranks still

thousand numbers are expected to
be drawn within 12 hours to deter-
mine the order on the master list in
which registered men will be called
for classification, and according to
their qualificationsandsthe nation's
need, for training and service.
Regular Army troops and National
Guard divisions were not interested,

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To the cynical observer there seems i iman examined for ro sibe Army further.
to greater indication of U.S. defense's service will have a loo,-i test for Mr. Roosevelt, meanwhile. had fin--
inadequacy than the complication 'syphilis. ished two of his five planned speeches.
of the list of physical requirements Minimum Standards for men of In Philadelphia he "opened" his cam-
for draftees listed last week. It would variouls heights follow: paign with a denunciation of the "de-
seem that even Singer's midgets Chest liberate falsifications" of fact ii
would have a difficult fight against C charges made against his adminis,
being drafted. Here are the require- Inches i ight. Measur- tration, particularly those accusinF
ments: 60..............10° '28 him of seeking to lead the country
Height-60 inches minimum and 65 ............115 30 into war. In Washingtcn speaking br
78 inches maximum. 70..............133 31% rad-o, he warned totalitarian coun-
Weight-105 pounds minimum. 75......53322tries that the American people i
Wetight-tronpounds minimum.onque2abl
Those whose weight is so great as to 78..............16:1 33J still strong with "the unconquer'able
interfere with training will not be 'e vitality of democracy." that they ar
accepted.With breath exhaled preparing to defend the two Ameri-
Eyesight-Normal vision or a min- These are not standard weights can continents in a mood "unafraid
imum sharpness of 20/100 in each 1 and-resolute in our will to peace."
eye, which can be corrected with and measures, but the minimum for In the other corner, Candidate
glasses to 20/40. The 20 represents acceptance. From G4 through 66 Willkie questioned the Roosevelt
a distance of 20 feet which a patient inches, two additional pounds. of pledge to avoid entry into the war;
stands from a test chart and the 40 weight are required for each addi- traced a pattern of dictatorship and
represents the size of the type on the tional inch in height. From 67 inch- fitted the present administration into
lowest line of the chart which he es up, four extra pounds are required it; declared that Roosevelt is inviting
can read; since 20/20 is normal vision, for each inch. "chaos"; promised expansion of in-
20/40 is roughly half of normal.

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Hearing-Normal hearing "the abil-
ity to hear a low conversational voice
at twenty feet with each ear separate-
ly" or minimum hearing in each ear
of 10/20, which means ability to hear
at ten feet a conversational voice
which a normal ear can hear at
twenty feet.
Diseases-Mild cases of many dis-
eases will be overlooked, but those
with such diseases as cancer, active
tuberculosis, acute rheumatic fever,
osteomyelitis, chronic arthritis and
late syphilis will be rejected. Every

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