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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication








Beach Conger Returns'
After Year In Europe
Former Editorial Director Left Position In Athens
Before Italian Divisions Invaded Greece
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Troops Reported

In Electi
Straw Vote Will Register
Sentiment Of Campus
On NationalCampaign
Increased Rivalry
Marks Senate Race
Because of the increased political
activity on campus as the result of
the rivalry between the Michigan
party and the University Progressive
Council, Senate leaders expect the
total vote in today's election to equal
and perhaps surpass the record set
in the last election of 2600 votes. s
Students will mark their ballots
for the election of 16 people to the
Student Senate, from the 33 candi-
dates running in today's contest.
Voting will be conducted under
the Hare system of proportional rep-
resentation sometimes known as the
Single Transferrable Vote, the voter
marking the figure "1" in front of
his choice for student senator, the
figure "2" in front of his second choice
and so on as many times as he wishes.
Straw Vote Planned
A feature of the election is the
presidential preferential straw vote
in which sipdents will have the oppor-
tunity of registering their attitude
on the five presidential candidates
a few days before the national elec-
tion is held.
Voters will number candidates in
the order of their preference. As a
result in addition to determing the
most popular candidate on campus,
the poll will show the true strength
of each leader, the directors of elec-
tion William Elmer, '41 ,and Robert
Speckhard, '42, pointed out.
The Michigan party has placed 12
names on the ballot and the Univer-
sity Progressive Council has 11 can-
didates running. Other titles under
which the candidates are running
this time are "Nationalist Coalition,"
"National Socialist'," "Dormitory,"
"Win-With-Willikie," "Inter-Guild,"
"Engineering," "Independent," "The
Young Communist," and "American
Student Union."
Two 'Parties Campaign
Campus observers are watching the
election carefully to see whether the
Michigan party, which already holds
seven' seats in the Senate can add
to its strength. The University Pro-
gressive Council, which was formed
recently to represent the liberal ele-
ment of the student body has been
campaigning against this develop-
ment during the last week.
Student Killed
In Auto Mishap
Funeral Rites For Schiff
Will Be Held Friday
Arnold Schiff, '43, died early yes-
terday from injuries he sustained in
an accident near Fostoria, Ohio, Mon-
day. Schiff was returning to Ann Ar-
bor from Bexley, Ohio, his home,
where he had spent the weekend
with his parents.
The accident occurred when the car
in which he was driving was hit by
a truck which went through a red
light. Schliff received a broken leg
and a severe skull fracture. He was
taken to a W.P.A. Hospital in Fostoria
and was operated on Wednesday by1
specialists which his family had flown
down in a vain attempt to save his1
life. After the operation to relieve

the pressure on his brain he appeared
to be improving. But early Thursday
morning he took a turn for the worse;
and died at 10 a.m.
Schiff was iniated into the Zeta
Beta Tau fraternity last Friday night.
Medical Society
To Hold Initiation
Galens, honorary medical society,
will initiate 12 juniors at 7:30 p.m.
today at an Inititation Banquet in
the Union.
The new members are: Donald
Cooper, Winston Hall, Laurie Hig-
gins, Logan Hovis, Robert Leitch,
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on Today
Ballot boxes for today's Student
Senate election will be located at
the following places:
Michigan League Lobby,.9 a.m. to
5:30 p.m.
Michigan Union Lobby, 9 a.m. to
5:30 p.m.
University Hall, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Main Library Vestibule, 9 a.m. to
5:30 p.m.
West Engineering, First Floor Lob-
by, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Hutchins Hall, 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Votes may be cast at anyone of
the above polling places. Identifi-
cation cards must be shown to re-
ceive a ballot.
All those who have signed to at-
tend a ballot box during the day
are requested to turn to page 6
and check the hours they are to
New Theatre
Will Displace
The days of the Majestic Theatre
are numbered, according to plans of
the Butterfield Theatre Company. It
was announced yesterday that Ann
Arbor will definitely have a new
1,900 seat movie house on State St.
at the head of Liberty St.
Construction of this theatre which
will replace the Majestic is expected
to begin in December. It will be com-
pleted not later than August 1, 1941.
The present city building code pre-
vents the operation of the Majestic
after January, 1943, and it is said
that the city has not been willing
to grant Butterfield permits to re-
model the theatre.
Edward C. Beatty, president of the
W. S. Butterfield Theatres which op-
erates the Michigan, Whitney, Orph-
eum, and Wuerth pointed out that
one of the features of the new the-
atre will be stage space adequate for
concert work or straight singing or
musical attractions.
Spanish Club Hears
Rev. W. W. Thomas
Rev. William Winston Thomas,
stationed for the last four years in
Bogata, Columbia as a representative
of the Presbyterian Church, presen-
ted an illustrated talk on "Cities and
Jungles of Columbia" at last night's
meeting of La Sociedad Hispanica..
Drawing a contrast between the
modern cities of this South American
country and the dense tropical
growth that surrounds them, Rev.
Thomas pointed out, through the use
of illuminated slides, the many pro-
gressive advancements that have been
made in Columbia.

Halting Italian Invasion;
Chamberlain Heads Here

"The life of a foreign correspon-
dent in wartime was a lot of fun,
but it's nice to get a quiet rest at
home," Beach Conger, '32, comment-
ed last night. Conger, former edi-
torial director o the Daily, arrived
in Ann Arbor yesterday after more
than a year in Europe.
Son of Alumnae Secretary Mrs.
Clinton B. Conger, he left Europe in
the middle of October, after spend-
:ng his last six weeks there with the
New York Herald-Tribune's Athens
Regretful at having left Greece
just before that nation became ,the
center of the war's biggest news,
Conger predicted that "Greece will
be another Holland, although the
people are solidly behind the govern-
ment and are supremely confident
in their army's ability to stop the
Italians," he said.
"Turkey," he added, "might be
able to turn the tide, but no one
can predict whether she will try. I
don't think that Britain will be able
to land enough men on the Greek
mainland to stop the Italians, though.
After all, England needs all the troops
she can spare to hold them off in Asia
and Africa."
Conger was sent to Europe early in
last October to take charge of the
Herald-Tribune Bureau in Berlin. He
lasted just three weeks there: Nazi
authorities took offense at one of his
stories and denied him use of com-
munications facilities, thus making
further work in Germany impossible.
Leaving Berlin he spent a month
in Holland and then worked in Paris
Popenoe' sTalk
stresses Child
Training Need
Relations Institute Director
Addresses P.E.I. Meet;
Emphasizes Environment
Development of responsibility in
children at an early age is funde-
mental training for future citizen-
ship, Dr. Paul Popenoe, director of'
the American Institute of Family
Relations, declared to members of the
11th Annual Parent Education In-
stitute here yesterday.
"If the American way of life is
threatened at the present time, this
threat cannot be removed merely
by salutes to the flag," Dr. Popenoe
asserted "but by rearing children_
in homes where there is a proper
balance between privilege and respon-
Stressing the necessity of home in-
struction, he observed that if parents
have taught their children to be irre-
sponsible, schools have no machineryJ
adequate to undo the mistake An ed-
ucation program should accustom
children to accept responsibility from
infancy, he said.
Yesterday's afternoon session was
(continued on Page 6)

for four months. Conger returned to
Holland in April, ,in plenty of time
to witness the operation of a German
blitzkrieg as applied to the Nether-
In Amsterdam at the time of the
invasion, Conger attempted to reach
The Hague in an effort to get out of
the country, when it was seen the
Dutch cause was hopeless. Among the
things which blocked the way was
a battle between parachutists and
small groups of Dutch soldiers.
"The worst part of my own stay in
Holland before the capitulation," he
(Continued on Page 6)
Petitioning For
Senior Offices
Begins Today
Quaal Warns Petitioners
To Use Official Blanks,
Get ProperSignatures
Petitioning for all Senior Class of-
ficers begins at 3 p.m. today in the
Union, it was announced yesterday
by Ward Quaal, '41, president of the
Men's Judiciary Council
All petitions must be submitted on
official blanks obtainable only at the
Student Offices today through noon,
Nov. 9. They must contain 25 signa-
tures of members of the petitioner's
class and school; any more or less sig-
natures on the ballot will disqualify
the petitioner, Quaal warned.
Petitions are to be returned to the
Student Offices when they are filled
out, by Nov 9, accompanied by a
200 word statement of the petitioner's
qualifications for the office he seeks.
The senior class 01 the following
schools or colleges are to elect mem-
bers to the offices of president, vice-
president, secretary and treasurer:
Literary College, Music School, Ed-
ucation School, Architecture School,
Pharmacy School, Forestry and Con-
servation, Law School, Business Ad-
ministration School, and Dentistry
All classes of the Medical School
will elect officers at this time and pe-
titions will be accepted at the Student
Offices from freshmen, sophomore,
junior and senior members of the
Medical School
As far as it is possible petitioning
will be regulated so as to elect men
to the posiions of president and sec-
retary in each school while the of-
fices of vice-president and treasurer
will be filled by women.
Freedom Group
Sues Temple
Requests Court To Compel
Lodge To Keep Contract
The Michigan Committee for Aca-
demic Freedom has filed suit for an
injunction to compel the Masonic
Temple Association of Ann Arbor to
abide by the contract providing for
the use of its auditorium on Nov. 9.
The Committee claims that Mr.
William Schultz, secretary of the
Temple Association had attempted to
cancel the contract, declaring that
"the purpose of the'meeting was no
properly presented." A statement is-
sued recently by Mr Harold Kich,
president of the Temple, said that
the Temple Association understood
that " the meeting was to be held
by the Michigan Civil Rights Fed-
eration, but when we learned that
this Michigan Committee for Aca-
demic Freedom was behind it, the
board of directors decided not to
permit the use of our facilities for
a controversial closed debate at which

only one side of the case would be
The Michigan Committee was to
have used the auditorium to hold an
"open hearing" on the case of the
students who were denied readmission
to the University, the Reverend Owen
A. Knox, chairman of the Committee,
said. He declared that if the Tem-
ple Auditorium could not be had the
meeting would be held, if necessary,
"in a tent."
The case is to be heard by Circuit
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Former Prime Minister
Rumored To Be On Way
Toward U.S. Shores
Defeat Of English
Desired By Lava,
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, Oct 31-Former Minister
Neville Chamberlain was understood
to have left England because of the
state of his health and to be on the
way to California.
The word of his departure from
England came through a trustworthy
source from Birmingham. How he
was traveling was not disclosed, and
there was nothing to suggest how
soon he might arrive in the United
States except a rumor that he and
his wife had been at sea about ten
Chamberlain was Prime Minister of
Britain from May 28, 1937, until May
10, 1940, the day of the German
blitzkrieg against France and the low
countries began.
Under fire of increasing intensity
throughout the progress of the war,
this one time champion of appease-
me.-1 was a sick man when he step-
ped down from No. 10 Downing Street
and was shunted into the Cabinet of
his successor, Winston Churchill, as
Lord President of Council.
He returned to his desk Sept. 10,
but still in frail health, he finally re-
signed on Oct. 3, and the British
cabinet saw the last of the man who
struggled so long for "peace in our
time" only to find himself assailed
as the "apostle of appeasment."
Pierre Laval
Says Demoracy Dead
(Associated Press Correspondent)
PARIS, Oct. 24-(Delayed via Ber-
lin)-Pierre Laval says he believes
democracy is dead all over the world.
The Vice-Premier of France told
me this in a broad review of the inter-
national system just before he iniat-
ed the conferences with Adolph Hitler
which intrigued the world this week.
He gave me the definite impression
that he earnestly desires the defeat
of England. And all authorized
sources here now agree that Laval's
subsequent conference with the Ger-
man Fuehrer had more to do with a
continuation of the present war than
an effort to stop it.
(Laval conferred with Hitler Oct.
22 near historic Compiegne Forest,
scene of two armistices. Three days
later Hitler conferred with France's
Premier and Chief of State, Marshal
Petain, and it was announced to the
world they had agreed "on the prin-
ciple of collaboration," especially in
the field of "reconstructing peace."
(Subsequently Petain broadcast to
the French that he had decided on
this collaboration to lighten their bur-
den and disclosed France thus would
receive certain economic and admin-
istrative advafitages.)

Kirke Simpson
The News
(Associated Press Staff writer)
The stand of little Greece, greatly
outmatched in numbers and modern
fighting gear by her Italian assailant,
is doing more than stir world admira-
tion. It is raising an imponderable
question as to German-Italian stra-
Just as their Spartan ancestors
more than 24 centuries ago put up a
brave defense against a Persian host
at the Pass of Thermopylae, Greeks
of today are holding up Italy's ad-
vance. Every hour they can gain is
of vital consequence. It brings Bri-
tish help that much nearer, and dim-
inishes by that much Italian and
Axis military prestige.
The same factors that temporarily
balked Xerxes, Persian war chariots at
Thermopylae in 480 B.C. and gave
Leonida's handful of Spartans their
undying fame is stalling Mussolini's
modern steel-clad mechanized chari-
ots in 1940 A.D.
They are mountains, mud and val-
or. Rome reports attribute the snail's
pace advance of Fascist legions into
Greece to torrential rains plus Greek
resistance. Whether it is that or other
influences which are prolonging the
Italian slow-motion blitzkrieg remains
to be seen.
The topography of the Greek-Al-
banian frontier necessarily channel-
izes the attack. Only via a quartet
of mountain passes can the Italians
pour down to deploy eastward and
southward to their strategic objec-
tives. There are indications Rome
was not prepared for tenacious Greek
Employees Picket
Plant In Protest
Employes of the Fram Filter Corp.
affiliated with local 665 of the Unit-
ed Automobile Workers (AFL) pick-
etd the plant yesterday after they
were forced to discontinue a brief sit-
down strike by an injunction issued
by Judge George W. Sample.
Robert Biggins, vice-president of
the union declared that the men were
not striking but were merely "protest-
ing" because the management had not
recognized the union. , He claimed also
that a company union was seeking to
undermine his union.
Steven B. Wilson, company presi-
dent, said the company is still ready
to negotiate with the majority union.
He denied that there was any dispuite
between the company and the union,
but maintained that it was a dispute
between two unions.

Counter Attack Stops Axis
Drive Toward Janina;
English Help Rumored
Defenders Claim
Capture Of Arms
(By The Associated Press)
ATHENS, Greece, Oct. 31-In their
first major counter-attack of the new
war with Italy, Greek soldiers were
declared today to have stormed the
gloomy heights north of Ioannina
(Janina) and pushed back the invad-
ing fascist troops.
The town - stragetically import-
ant because of its supply depots and
its location, some 30 miles from the
Albanian frontier and an equal dis-
tance from the coast - was thus re-
lieved temporarily at least from what
had been before a slow but continuous
Italian advance by two columns.
Greeks Recapture Hill
Specifically claimed in Greek re-
ports were the recapture of a hill
which had been the .scene of heavy
action and the seizure of large quan-
tities of abandoned Italian arms and
(Advices from the Greek-Yugoslav-
ian border, relayed through Bitolj
Yugoslavia, said the Italians hlad
gained slight ground in four days to-
ward Ioannina, but had been unable
to crack strong Greek offenses far-
ther northeast.)
(A Reuters, British news agency,
dispatch from Corfu tonight said
Greek naval units heavily shelled
an Italian advance position on the
Greek-Albanian border for an hour
this morning.)
Western Front Quiet
The Ioannina sector was the hot-
test of the day, but all along the
lofty battle line - the western fron-
tier of Albania - there was inter-
mittent fighting. Behind the front,
Italian and Greek bombers attacked
Up until afternoon no bombing ac-
tion in thisacountry, other than that
along the battlefront, had been re-
From the cities and towns inland
from the fighting area troops moved
up to the front during the day in
every sort of vehicle capable of car-
rying them.
Material help was understood to
have arrived from Britain. It was re-
ported authoritatively that British
troops, under the protection of the
mighty British Mediterranean fleet,
had been landed on certain stragetic
Greek Islands, which for military
reasons were not designated.
Willkie Nears
End Of Tour
Criticizes Administration
In Talk At Camden
CAMDEN,,. N.J., Oct. 31. -(A)-
Wendell L. Willkie asserted tonight
that the United States "is sick of the
type of government that treats our
Constitution like a scrap of paper."
The Supreme Court is regarded as
an "obstruction," he said in a pre-
pared speech.
"Our unwritten law against grant-
ing a third term to any president is
not even mentioned by the third term
candidate. He doesn't even attempt
to justify his violation of it."
The Republican presidential nomi-
nee, near the end of his nationwide
campaign tour, continued:
"We are sick of the kind of politics
that refuses our craving for clean,
hard, open debate, the kind of politics
that seeks to win a third term by hid-
ing behind the bushes of two terms.
We are sick of the kind of one man

government that calls an ambassador
of the United States 'my ambassa-
dor.' It used to be 'my friends.' Now
it is 'my ambassador.' Pretty soon it
will be 'my generals.' Then it will be
'my people.' But there is one thing
that will be perfectly clear after
Nov. 5.
"It isn't his White House. It's the
nenlP'cWhifiP TronA"

Resistance And Reconstruction,
Slogan Of China, Brown Says

Absence Of Professionalism
In Campaign Cited By Pollock

"Resistance and reconstruction" is
the slogan throughout present day
China which has moved westward to
preserve its freedom and culture,"
Dr. Robert Ellsworth. Brown, medical
missionary and supervisor for the
Chinese government, declared in his
address here yesterday.
Rebuilding of China, not the win-
ning of a difficult war, is the para-
mount policy through the Chinese
nation, he cited. In spite of this de-
fensive warfare, China is stronger
physically and morally than she was
at the beginning of the three-year-old
The migration of more people than
the total population of Poland, Hol-
land, Norway, and Belgium has oc-
curred as refugees have transported
their institutions, culture and indus-
try to the interior, the graduate of the
University medical 'school pointed
out. The majority of Chinese col-
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amount of highways existent at the
outbreak of the war have been con-
structed in "free" China, he said.
The program of medical and public
health work begun in 1928 by the
newly constituted government of
China has been extremely successful
despite hostilities. Dr. Brown added.
Malaria has been spread more wide-
ly because of the migration of peo-
ple but other epidemics such as chol-
era have been 'greatly reduced.
New opportunist methods have been
used by the Chinese who have mech-
anical and stragetical power inferior
Japanese troops occupy only forti-
fied cities even in the most subdued
interior areas. The Chinese have al-
lowed the Japanese to maintain oc-
cupation but have surrounded them
and cut off food and supply routes
to and from these centers.
In Shansi province, he illustrated,
local magistrates responsible to the
national Chinese government have

Lack of professionalism is one of
the chief features of the 1940 presi-
dential campaign, but only a final
tabulation of votes will accurately
measure the effectiveness of amateurs
in handling-a. major campaign, Prof.
James K. Pollock of the political
science department asserted in an
interview yesterday.
"Old-line politicians tend to look
with disfavor on the management of
the Willkie campaign by amateurs,
but others believe that such manage-
ment will appeal to a large block of
independent voters," he said.
Professor Pollock pointed out that
the Willkie campaign had for the
most part been in the hands of come
of the best advertising men in the
country, including Russell Davenport
of Fortune magazine, Robert John-
son of Prnmenade and .Thn Sterling

at the last minute," Professor Pol-
lock continued.
"While Willkie, as a political un-
known, necessarily had to move
around the country and build up his
case, Roosevelt had only to hold what
he had and defend it."
Professor Pollock stressed the vital
importance of the radio in the cur-
rent campaign, pointing out that
public meetings are now held simply
in order to obtain radio time. "Public
meetings are definitely declining in
-importance, and are exceedingly dif-
ficult to arrange except when lead-
ing political candidates appear."
Professor Pollock approved the rel-
ative shortness of this campaign due
to the conventions being held later
this year, and pointed out that the
people are therefore less weary of
the impact of the campaign. "In gen-
eral, political campaigns should be as
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