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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


The Greek Invasion
And U.S. Attitudes .

Greek'Forces Hold Italian ArmyAt Bo-





Famous Monologuist Will Open
Oratorical Series Here Today]

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To Start Series

Balkans Blasted

Drawing At Noon

Officials I

ill Extract
From Bowl;
To Speak




61 Candidates
Vie For J-Hop

Ceremonies Mark
All Activity Today
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28. -(AP)-
The great draft lottery of 1940 takes
place today.
In the Interdepartmental Auditor-
ium, promptly at noon, President
Roosevelt will deliver a brief speech.
Secretary Stimson, blindfolded, will
reach into the historic gold fish bowl
of the World War draft drawing, and
extract a blue capsule, containing aI
slip upon which a number is printed.
Other notables will follow him, and
then the task of drawing approxi-
mately 8,500 capsules will be turned
over to teams especially trained to do
the job quickly and accurately. If it
takes until Wednesday morning, the
process will continue until all the
numbers have been drawn.
The Army Band will play outside
the auditorium. A detail of 500 uni-
formed war veterans, each carrying a
flag, will form a guard of honor. Army
planes from nearby fields will roar
All preparations had been completed
today and selective service headquar-
ters was calmness itself. What activ-
ity there was came mostly from an
influx of telephone calls from young
men unable to determine their serial
numbers or uncertain about some
phase of the drawing.
In practical effect, it works out thi
Local draft boards have assigned
serial numbers to the cards signed in
their areas on registration day. If,
for example, the first number drawn
should be 258, the number first to
appear in the World War lottery, it
would be the first to be called for a
year in the army-unless he is de-
He will be assigned "order number
one." The second number drawn will
determine "order number two," and
so on until all have been drawn.
There is, however, one exception. The
number of men registered in each
area varies. When a number higher
than the highest serial number for
a particular area is drawn it is simply
regarded as a blank so far as that
area is concerned.

A grand total of 61 candidates will
vie for 21 positions on the J-Hop and
Soph Prom Committees in the most
widely contested dance elections in
campus history when Michigan stu-
dents cast their ballots tomorrow af-
terno on.
The list of candidates, as deleased
by Ward Quaal, '41, and Doris Merk-
er, '41, presidents respectively of the
Men's and Women's Judiciary Coun-
cils, follows:
Five members (two of whom must
be women) are to be elected from the
following Literary College students
to the J-Hop Committee: Frances
Aaronson, Harry Alcorn, Richard Ar-
buckle, Lou Carpenter, Jane Connell,
I Webster Cook. Jeanne Goudy, Nancy
Gould, Janet Grace, Jack Grady, Wil-
liam Gram, Edward Harrison, Claude
Hulet, William Irwin, Norma Kohlen-
berg, Aron Kahn, Lee Perry, John
Rookus, Paul Sampson, Gerry Schaf-
lander, RobertsShedd, Robert Titus,
and Keith Watson.
Three members will be elected from
the following candidates of the En-
gineering College: James Bourquin,
Robert Collins, Henry Fielding, Wil-
liam Lundin, Carl Rohrbach, James
Rossman, Jerome Schwarzbach, Cor-
nelius Skutt, S. Che Tang, Eugene
Tomaselli, and Richard Unger.
One member will be elected from
the following candidates represent-
ing the schools of: Architecture, Bruce
Hartwick, -Gertrude Mohle, Phoebe
(Continued on Page 2)
WTindt Reveals
Cast Of Three
Men On Horse'.
Abbot And Holm Comedy
Opens Run Tomorrow;
Don Diamond Has Lead
The Cast for "Three Men On A
Horse," Play Production's initial of-
fering for the current year, was an-
nounced yesterday by Prof. Valentine
B. Windt ,director of the group. The
play, a farce by George Abbot and
John Cecil Holm, will open at 8:30
p.m. tomorrow in the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theatre for a four performance
Leading roles will be taken by Don-
ald Diamond. '42, as Erwin, the verse
writer with the infallible system for
picking the horse race winners; Ade-
line Gittlen, '43, as his wife; Whit-
field Connor, Grad., John Sinclair,
'42, and Jack Silcott, Grad, as the
three men on a horse - who draft
Erwin to pick winners for them.
Other parts will be filled by Veitch
Purdom, '42, as Mabel, Edward Sulli-
brother-in-law, Neil Smith, '41 Ed, as
Harry the Barkeep, and Robert Lew-
is, '42, as Mr. Carver, the boss.
Also in the cast are William Pipes,
Grad., Nathalie Schurman, '41, Ollie-
ray Bilby, '41, Fred Tyler, '41, Paul
Wheeler, '41 and Bill Kinzer, '42.

Ruth Draper Will Offer
Five Original Sketches
In Dramatic Program
With several of her own original
"Character Sketches," Ruth Draper,
well-known monologuist, will open the
1940-41 Oratorical Association Lec-
ture series at 8:15 p.m. today in
Hill Auditorium.
The program is as follows:
Opening a Bazaar
In County Kerry
Three Breakfasts:
1. The First - In the City. 1
2. 15 years Later - In the Suberb
3. After 40 Years - On the Farm
Three Generations in A Court
of Doms'stic Relations.
The Actr ss.
"Opening A Bazaar" was prompted
after many years of observa 'ion of
an Englishwomen. It is a "Chatty
l>: sketch" which presents the
English woman of quality engaged in
the business of patronizing a local
Brooks Atkinson has this to say
of "In Kerry County" and Miss Drap-
er: "It has been written with the
most humbling sort of insight into
the human heart . .. .Out of the life
of a roadside peasant in Ireland Miss
old woman is completely different
from the bright, fresh one of the
pert grand-daughter.
The last selection, "The Actress,"
achieves an interesting effect when
she impersonates a Polish actress and
speaks French with a Polish accent,
As the various parts indicate,
"Three Breakfasts" portrays three
scenes in the life of a married coup-
le over a span of forty years. In the
Rev. Knox Declares
Readmittance Case
Hearing To Be Held
Rev. Owen A. Knox, president of
the Civil Rights Federation, declared
in an interview yesterday that the
Open Hearing on the Case of the
Michigan Students who were denied
re-admission to the University this
year will be held as scheduled, at 1
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, "somewhere in
Ann Arbor"-even "if we have to
pitch a tent for its site."
The Civil Rights Federation claims
to be a co-sponsor of the hearing. ,I
Rev. Knox's statement was intend-
ed to dispel rumors that, because of
the Masonic Temple Council's deci-
sion against allowing the "hearing"
to be held in the Temple, there would
be no meeting. Rev. Knox empha-
sized that plans were going ahead to
procure another auditorium if pos-
sible, but whatever the result, the
"hearing" would be held.
The Temple Council's decision,
(Continued on Page 2)

monologue, "Three Generations," in
which Miss Draper impersonates a
Jewish immigrant grandmother, the
mother, and this young grand-
daughter, the gnarled face of Miss
Draper has managed to lift some 01
the profound human truths that are
deeply moving and that leave a the-
atre goer full of admiration for the
unspoken nobility of simple people."
Pattison, Noted
Piaiist, To Give
Lecture Today
Composer Opens Four Day
Series Of Conferences
And Talks On Campus
Noted pianist, composer and lectur-
er, Lee Pattison, wil spend four days
on the campus starting today as guest
lecturer in the School of Music and
as a speaker in the University Lec-
ture Series.
His first meeting with music stu-
dents will be held at 4:15 today in the
Assembly Hall on the third floor of
the Rackham Auditorium where he
will speak on "Musicianship in its Re-
lation to the Teaching of Music."
Between 10 a.m. and noon tomor-
row Mr. Pattison will hold a confer-
ence required of piano major, gradu-
ates, seniors and juniors in the School
of Music and at 4:15 p.m. he will
present another address. The topic
has as yet, not been annuonced.
Thursday's program will consist of
another conference between 10 a.m.
and noon in the Assembly Hall and
"Work Shop" meeting at 4 p.m. in
Room 506 of the Burton Memorial
Tower while on Friday Mr. Pattison
will hold a third conference in the
morning and give a University Lec-
ture at 4:15 p.m. The topic which has
been selected for his talk is "Have
We An American Folk Music?"
War To Be Discussed
Today By Ehrmann
Prof. Howard M. Ehrmann, of the
history department, will speak on
"The United States and the Euro-
pean War" at 4 p.m. today in the
West Confereice Room of the Rack-
ham Building. He will speak at the
regular Coffee Hour sponsored by
the Graduate Student Council. All
graduate students and members of
the faculty are invited to attend.
The second in the regular series
of "Know Your University" luncheons
will be held at noon tomorrow in the
Russian Tea Room of the League.
Each week a graduate student in
each of the various departments of
the Graduate School will give a short
talk on the nature of the research
work done by members of the de-
partment. In this way, more of the
graduate students may become ac-
quainted with the work in other



To Help






35 Candidates
File Petitions
In Senate Race
35 candidates have filed petitions
in the contest for 16 Student Senate
pe'ts which will be held this Friday
it was announced last night by Wil-
liam Elmer, '41, and Robert Speck-
hard, '42, directors of the election.
The names of the candidates as
they will appear on the ballot are as
follows :
Roger Kelley, '42, University Pro-
gressive Council; Arthur G. Volz, jr.,
43,, Nationalist Coalition; Ruth Ba-
sye, '42, The Michigan Party; Doris
Ann Hendricks, '42, Independent;
John Buchanan, '42, National Social-
ist; Bill Ellmann, '43, Dormitory; Bob
Warner, '43, University Progressive
Council; Arthur Kollin, '42, Win-With
Willkie; Fred Hirschmann, '42; Dick
Briggs, '43, The Michigan Party,
Raymond H. Zulauf, '41, The Michi-
gan Party; Arnold Moore, '42, The
Michigan Party; Edwin Gigbolini, '42,
The Michigan Party; William Todd,
'42, The Michigan Party; John
Wendt, '42, The Michigan Party;
Richard Archer, '43, The Michigan
Party; Edwin Tann, '43, The Michi-
gan Party; Larry Hulbert, '43, The
Michigan Party.
William H. Clark, '42, Inter-Guild
Party; Harry W. Alcorn, '42, Indepen-
dent; Robert G. W. Brown, '42E, En-
(Continued on Page 8)
Le Cercle Francais Club
To Hold Meeting Today
First meeting of Le Cercle Fran-
cais, club for the students of'French,
will be held at 7:30 p.m. today in
Room 402 Romance Languages Build-
ing, Carrie Wallach, '41, president
Plans for initiation next week and
election of the treasurer and pay-
ment of dues are scheduled. French
songs and entertainment have been
arranged by the officers and faculty
sponsors of the club.

U.S. Prepares To Evoke Neutrality Act;
Turkish Troops Reported In Thrace;
Neighbor Countries Are 'Officially' Quiet
(By The Associated Press)
ATHENS, Oct. 29.-Greek mountaineer troops, outnumbered but craftily
placed, repotred early today they were clinging stubbornly to the Metaxas
Line, staving off the growing , wry of Italian attacks on the newest warfront.
As real war came to the long-apprehensive Balkans, the Greeks took
heart from British naval help on both sides of their peninsula.
The Greek high command, still mobilizing its men, sent train after train,
jammed with singing reservists, toward thernorthwest frontier with Albania.
Crowds cheered them at every station en route.
planes. Yesterday's bombing of Patras and Piraeus also included an attempt
Athens, as yet unbombed, cooly awaited the appearance of Italian war-
y e Fascist fliers to hit the vital
Corinth Canal, it was disclosed.
EngineShool A Greek Army communique tonight
said that Italian air raids on military
To Elect Senior objectives-the ports of Piraeus and
Patras--did not damage, and that the
Class Officers Italian attacks on the craggy north-
west border with Albania were resist-
ed with such courage that the fight-
Five Candidates Enter Race ing was localized to the border line.
For President; Frosh Meager reports from the Italian
To Elect Councilmen frontier indicated that the striking
force of some 200,000 Italians (twice
The election of a president, vice- the number of the Greek defenders)
pdesident, secretary and treasurer of was surprisingly weak and thatGreek
the senior class in the Engineering (A British report said thatGreek
College will be conducted from 9 (AoBrit onepo rokedthruk
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow above the troops, at one point, broke through
Archin he Wst nginerig Buld-the Italian line and drove eight miles
Arch in the West Engineering Build- into Italian-subjugated Albania. The
ing and in the main hallway of the Greek communique did not mention
East Engineering Building. s c munied howmver.
Five petitions have been received such an incident, however.

Silcott Named
Union Opera's
'41 Chairman
Jack Silcott, Grad, the scintillating
male impersonator of Mrs. Franklin
D. Roosevelt in last spring's Opera
production, "Four Out Of Five," has
been named general chairman of
this. year's revival of the shows that
made Michigan famous back in the
"Golden Twenties," it was announced
yesterday by Mimes.
Jack, or "Eleanor" as he is better
known to his opera colleagues, boasts
an impresive career behind the foot-
lights that began way back in gram-
mar school when he sang Sir Jasper
Porter in Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pin-
As Robinhood in the Boulder City,
Colorado, junior high school produc-
tion of the same name, Jack showed
himself as a fine actor but a failure as
an archer - he missed the target
After high school Jack continued
his dramatic work in the Boulder
City Theatre and the University of
Colorado Players. In 1939 Jack gradu-
natpr fvrnm, -i the Uni vrsity, -.ff .1'nlnA,-

FII Claims Republican'Sa botage,
Willkie Strikes At 'New Deal Party'

for the posts of president and vice-
president. In the balloting two votes
will be given to the first choice can-
didate and one to the second with
the runner-up receiving the latter
postion. Seniors who are running are
John P. Lord, Merrill N. Johnson,
Henry G. Drinkamer, Stanley S. Mlec-
zko and Douglas Jeffrey.
For the position of secretary Wil-
liam E. Vollmer will oppose Jerome
Mecklenberger and for the treasury
against Harold E. Britton.
Two freshman representatives to
the Engineering Council will be elec-
ted at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. tomorrow
in the Freshmen Assemblies. This
year, instead of choosing one student
from each it is planned to have both
groups vote for the same candidate.
The seven freshmen who have sub-
mitted petitions are Erwin L. Cove-
ny,, David Wehmeyer, Lawrence Kel-
ley, John Thoms, Jack Huston, John
C. Guinness and Merrill Bigelow.
Student identification cards must
be brought to the balloting boxes,
so that eligibility to vote may be de-
Medical Group
Hears Bruce
Doctor's Paper Stresses
Post Graduate Work
The importance of post graduate
medical education was stressed in the
main paper delivered by Dr. James
D. Bruce of the Unversity before
200 members of the Association of
American Medical Colleges gathered
in the Rackham Bldg. yesterday for
the first session of a three day con-
Continued education in medical
studies for the general practioneer
is necessary to prevent a gap between
medical knowledge and practce, Dr.
Bruce said.
Prof. Karl Litzenberg, director of
University Residence Halls also de-
livered a paper at the morning ses-
During the afternoon the delegates
were taken on a tour of campus
buldings, the Medical School and the
TTnipt 7r wni44~ ,.,.f.-. I

British Navy Acts
The British Navy, hastening to
make good on the British pledge to
Greece and to protect its own valued
stakes in the eastern Mediterranean,
moved up on both sides of the Greek
General Alexander Papagos, Greek
Chief of Staff, was named by King
George II as Generalissimo while the
monarch himself assumed supreme
command of all armed forces.
Plump, bespectacled Premier John
Metaxas, the man who really rules
Greece, first tore up an Italian ul-
timatum demanding the use of un-
identified "stragetic" Greek bases and
unmolested military passage to and
from them.
Then, in audience and by tele-
phone, he called up all the help he
could, mobilized Greece's men and
material and got on with the business
of fighting.
Britain's king and prime minister
assured Greece quickly and firmly
that they would send all the help they
could, and by early afternoon in-
formed sources reported the British
Mediterranean fleet had moved in.
Neutrality Act Invoked
The United States Government
meanwhile, prepared tonight to in-
voke the Neutrality Act in the Greek-
Italian conflict.
Secretary Hull kept in contact by
telephone during the day with Presi-
dent Roosevelt, who was in New Jer-
sey and New York, but there were no
indications that any extraordinary
measures were planned.
The Neutrality Act requires a Presi-
dential proclamation when a state of
war is recognized. Hull indicated
there was no urgency about this but
that it probably would be issued to-
morrow after the President returns.
Executive orders then would extend
the "cash and carry" provisions of
the Act to Greece as a belligerent and
forbid American citizens to travel on
Greek ships. The combat zone which
American ships are forbidden to enter
already covers the Eastern Mediter-
Neutral sources relayed reports that
Turkish troops actually were enter-
ing Thrace, the northwest part of
Greece, on their way to help their


Union Balloting Service
Provides Notary Public

NEW YORK, Oct. 28.-(P)-Presi-
dent Roosevelt said tonight that Re-I
publican leaders who now accuse him
of neglectingdAmerica's defenses had
tried repeatedly in years gone by to
"sabotage" the Administration's ef-
forts "to increase our defenses."
In a major political address broad-
cast from Madison Square Garden,
Mr. Roosevelt declared :
"I now brand as false the state-
ment being made by Republican cam-
paign orators, day after day and
night after night, that the rearming
of America was slow, that it is ham-
strung and impeded, that it will never
be able to meet threats from abroad."
He cited statements and votes by
which he said Republican leaders-
prior to the present election cam-
paign--had opposed increased defense

ly to imply that our boys are already
on their way to the transports."
Willkie said recently that, if the
President's peace promises were no
better than some of his others, then
the boys might as well be on the trans-
Mr. Roosevelt, citing the Congres-
sional Record, contended that the
record of Republican leadership, in
both international and military af-
fairs, was one of "timidity, weakness
and short-sightedness."
"It is the same record of timidity,
weakness and short-sightedness which
governed the policy of the confused,
reactionary governments in France
and England before the war," he con-
Declaring that falsifications, if re-
peated over and over, were likely to
er af .A. rfi- f fca. a,-,A rih+4in

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 28.-(R)-
Wendell L. Willkie described the two-
term tradition tonight as "the com-
mon law of the United States" and
said PresidentRoosevelt's reelection
would mean "the destruction of our
two-party system."
A "New Deal Party," he contended
in a prepared address,hhas grown in
Washington "out of the Democratic
Party, and, fugus-like, has suffocated
"It is this New Deal party," he con-
tinued, "that now makes its ultimate
grasp for power-the repeal of the
rule against the third term-
The Third Term
Saying a principle against a third
term has been tested by generations,
the Republican presidential nominee

A notary public will be available
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and Fri-
day for all patrons of the Michi-
gan Union's Absentee Ballot Service
who wish to mark their absentee bal-
lots. All absentee ballots must be
signed before a notary before return-
ing them to local election officials.
The notary service is being provid-



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