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And Now Its
Time To Vote .

Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


50 MillionWill Go

To Polls Today

To Elect

Next President, Settle

Third-Term Issue

Greeks Report
New Advance
Into Albania,
Italia s Halted
Skirted Shock Troops Win
Strategic Mt. Morava,
Blockade Koritza 'Base
By Control Of Roads
Nazis Resume Air
Attacks On London
(By The Associated Press)
ATHENS' Greece, Nov. 4.-Greece's
skirted shock troops were reported
tonight to have halted the Italian
drive, thrusting forward 10 kilomet-
ers (more than six miles) in bitter
bayonet charges to seize the craggy
heights of Mount Morava in Al-
bania to command the road to the
Italian base of Koritza.
They claimed capture -of many
prisoners and much war material in
the relentless drive over the inhos-
pitable terrain.
Fight Centers At Kalamas
Fighting flard all up and down
the 100 me Albanian border, but the
most intense struggles were declared
to be at the two enas, around Mount
Morava on the north and In the
vicinity of the Kalamas River in
the south.
The Greeks counter-attacked the.
Italian invaders north of the Kala-
mas River today after withstanding
an Italian tank charge:
An Italian counter-attack against
the Evzones in the northeast sector
was said to have been repulsed, and
then the Evones made their own
drive up the mountain slopes with
the aid of hand grenades and bared
Nearer the coast, on the Epirus
front where the Italians were said to
have made their only important
gains in eight days of subdued blitz-
krieg, the Greeks claimed they were
holding their strongly fortified po-
sitions against one Fascist thrust af-
ter another
Troops Bombed
Meanwhile Rome reported Italian
warplanes bombed and machine-
gunned Greek troop concentrations,
batteries and trenches while the Fas-
cists legions continued their advance
on all fronts, A. Stefani, Italian news
agency correspondent reported to-
night from the Albanian frontier.
The brief report to the official
Italian news agency said Italian
planes continued hammering Greek
positions along the mountainous
Trains carrying military equip-
ment, batteries, and Greek trenches
were reported hit by bombs.
The High Command said its bomb-
ers had raided the Port of Salonika
and the fortress on the Island of Cor-
Nazis Renew Attack
After Quiet 24 Hours
LONDON, Nov. 4.-(P)-German
raiders spreading fanwise through
cloudy skies returned to the attack
on the United Kingdom tonight after
giving the British one of their quietest
24 hours since the all-out air war-
fare began Sept. 7.
Sirens wailed their customary eve-
ning alarm through London once
more on schedule. Slight, intermit-
tent gunfire was heard shortly after-

Only during the day was the me-
tropolitan area threatened. A single
German raider dropped a few bombs
around tea timeK
Aerial blows at the Axis from Kiel
to Naples were reported. by the Bri-
tish Air Ministry along with an offi-
cial forecast that "in another six
months Britain will have passed Ger-
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Presidential Candidates Vie For Last Word As'T he People's Choice'

Willkie, Roosevelt

Contest To

. Vote


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Repubhcans, Democrats Campaign Hotly
For Majority House Representation;
Both Parties Predict Certain Victory;
New Deal' Holds Edge In Senate Race



'Heavenly Aid'
Aged Executive Condemns
Third Term Candidacy;
Asks For GOP Victory
CHARLOTTE, Nov. 4. -(P)- Gov-
ernor Dickinson wound up his elec-
tion campaign tonight with a speech
to a Republican rally in which he
asserted he has "had the help of
divine guidance" in his actions as
He pleaded for state and national
Republican majorities in tomorrow's
general election, and assailed Presi-
dent Roosevelt's third term candid-
"In my deliberations and actions
as your Governor I have had the
help of divine guidance," his text
said. "We all have the privilege of
turning to powers above and beyond
us for spiritual help and comfort. I
turn in that direction every day,
finding there strength and counsel.
That is my way of life. I think I
owe much to it."
Administration Thrifty
Dickinson said his administration
has been thrifty and effective, and
contrasted it with the prior Demo-
cratic administration which, he said,
accumulated a state general fund de-
ficit of $30,000,000.
His text told the rally that he felt
"little that will be said tonight, on
the eve of the election, will influence
your decision. You have made up
your minds, tomorrow you have the
choice, in Michigan, of keeping the
sort of government you have had for
the last two years, or of venturing
into new fields. In the national bal-
loting you have the choice of 'return-
ing' to the sort of government we
have in Michigan or of shattering all
American traditions by perpetuating
those in power beyond the span allot-
ted to them by, the fathers of our
Union Stages Version,
Of 'Light That Failed'
Women screamed and strong men
stubbed their toes last night when
the lighting system of the Union went
temporarily on the blink.
The Exchange Club and the 4-H
Clihsnof Washtenaw County. undis-

Willkie Attacks Voters' Apathy;
FDR Lands Right Of Suffrage

Court Refuses
Use Of Temple
To Association

NEW YORK, Nov. 4.-(IP)--Wen-
dell L. Willkie coupled tonight an
eleventh hour appeal for all citizens
to vote with an assertion that "apathy3
undermines liberty."
The Republican Presidential nomi-
nee, smiling and appearing confident,
said in a prepared radio address that
"the greatest danger to Democracy is
that the citizens, who have the finalc
authority, may become careless aboutc
Terming it "the sacred duty" of all
to vote in tomorrow's election, Willkie,
asked that no one let bad weather
keep him from the polling booth.
"The issue may depend upon whe-
ther or not you are willing to make a
trip through rain or snow to the poll-
ing place," he added.
This was the second of three radio
talks secheduled by the candidate for
election eve. In an afternoon address
he declared his every act as President
would be designed "to keep this
country out of foreign wars, and to
keep it at peace."
Willkie remained all afternoon and
evening at his personal headquarters
in the Hotel Commodore in order to
draft his final speeches.
In his mid-evening talk, he said
that it was a "false and dangerous"
argument to contend that the two-
term tradition should be violated "on
the grounds that we are faced with
an international crisis."

HYDE PARK, N.Y., Nov. 4.-(/P)-
To a nation living in "the sun light
and star light of peace" President
Roosevelt asserted tonight that the
right of the people to choose their
own officers of government provides
for them "the most powerful safe-
guard of our democracy."
He spoke in an election eve broad-
cast from his country home, after de-
claring in a statement that he awaited
the verdict of the electorate tomor-
row "in full confidence of vindication
of the principle4 and policies on
which we have fought the campaign."
"After the ballots are counted," Mr.
Roosevelt told the country in his
broadcast, "the United States of
America will still be united."
There is every indication, he said,
that the number of votes cast tomor-
row will be by far the greatest in
American history.
"That is the proof-if proof be
needed-of the vitality of our democ-
racy," he asserted.
The obligation of the people to
their country does not end with the
casting of votes, he added, as "every-
ene of us has a continuing responsi-
bility for the government which we
Democracy, the President said, is
not "just a word, to be shouted at
political rallys and then put back into
the dictionary after election day."

Judge Declares
Group Under
Obligation To

No Legal
Rent Hall

Judge George W. Sample, presid-
ing circuit court officer, last night
decreed that the Masonic Temple
Association was under no legal ob-
ligation to deliver its auditorium fa-
cilities to the Michigan Civil Rights
Federation for a meeting Nov. 9.
The text of the decision follows:
The Bill of Complaint was filed in
this cause on October 30, 1940. An
Order to Show Cause why an in-
junction should not issue against the
said defendant as prayed for in the
Bill of Complaint was issued by this
Court on the same day. The defen-
dant filed an answer to the Bill of
Complaint denying all the material
allegations in the said Bill and also
filed a motion to dismiss the said
bill setting forth in the said motion,
seven reasons why the said bill should
be dismissed.'
This Court has carefully read the
pleadings filed and has heard the
testimony of the witnesses offered by
the plaintiffs in support of the bill
(Continued on Page 2)

Ten Occupants
Die As Plane
Hits Mountain
United Airlines plane, lost in a blind-
ing snowstorm, crashed into a moun-
tainside today, killing 10 ossupants.
S. V. Hall, U.A.L. Vice-President
in charge of western operations, said
"it looks very much as if the ac-
cident was caused by a failure of the
range or radio beam.
"Our trip No. 11 reported the range
had irregularities at 5:36 a.m."
Hall said the range was reported
"O. K." at 4:24 a.m., but that it
evidently failed about the time the
San Francisco to Salt Lake plane,
piloted by Capt. Howard Fey of Oak-
land, approached Salt Lake.
All indications were that the pilots
had nosforewarnig of their danger.
The passengers' safety belts appar-
ently were not fastened.
The airplane's chronometer, only
instrument to show any kind of a
reading after the accident, was stop-
ped at 3:39. This was believed to
establish definitely the time of the
crash, with the probability it was set
for Pacific Standard time, an hour
earlier than Mountain time.
Doctors Think
Evy Will Play
Operation On Collar-Bone
Deemned Unnecessary
A last-minute change of plans Sun-
day morning praetically assured
Michigan of its captain, blocking
quarterback Forest Evashevski, ih
their all-important game against
Minnesota's Golden Gophers at Minn-
eapolis Saturday.
An operation on Evashevski's
shoulder, previously announced nec-
essary by Dr. George Hammond, the
team physician, was cancelled just
before the Wolverine leader was to
go under the knife It was decided
in consultation, in which Coach Fritz
Crisler participated, that the injury
was an old one and had been merely
aggravated in the . Pennsylvania
game. If a bruise on the same should-
er, received in the contest with the
Quakers, heals as is expected, Eva-
shevski should be in good shape for
the Gophers.
The quick decision to operate,
reached after examination of X-
rays taken Friday night and Sat-
urday morning, was made when Ham-
mond decided that surgery would get
the Wolverine quarterback into top
condition for the Northwestern game,
two weeks away, whereas he would
be only partially efficient if he were
allowed to play against Minnesota.
A thorough examination, however,
suggested that the injury had been
present before, and Dr. Hammond's
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(By The Associated Press)
By its votes America will settle the
great third term question today and
decide whether Franklin D. Roosevelt
or Wendell L. Willkie shall occupy
the White House in the four years
just ahead.'
Some 50,000,000 citizens, by all in-
dications, are expected to crowd the
polling places. This would be a record
number, attesting the nation's unus-
ually intense interest in the outcome
of a hotly-contested campaign.
In addition to a President and Vice-
President, 35 members of the Senate
will be chosen, together with 432
members of the House of Represen-
tatives and state and local officials
by the hundreds.
McNary, Wallace Talk
The campaign came to a bustling
conclusion last night in an outpour-
ing 'of oratory that loaded the air
waves for several successive hours.
Final appeals to the electorate from
both Willkie and Roosevelt, as well
as addresses by the Vice-Presidential
candidates, Charles L. McNary and
Henry A. Wallace, were on the pro-
The election eve brought, in addi-
tion, several developments:
In Washington, R. J. Thomas,
president of the United Automobile
Workers of America, said a man
"representing himself as coming from
Willkie" had intimated he (Thomas)
might be appointed Secretary of
Labor if he would throw his support
to the Republican nominee. Thomas
urged an investigation by the Senate
Campaign Funds Committee.
Mail Sacks Released
Washington postal authorities or-
dered the release at Boston of 40 sacks
of' mail containing some 50,000 un-
signed circulars attacking President
Roosevelt. Chief Postal Inspector
John J. Breslin said the material had
been withheld pending an investiga-
tion to determine whether it was of
a scurrilous and inflammatory nature
such as would bar it from the mails.
He said the circulars raised the ques-
;ion whether religion was a factor in
the ending of the close relationship
between President Roosevelt and for-
mer Postmaster Genera] Farley.
In Joplin, Mo., two men and a 16-
year-old boy were arrested while dis-
tributing pro-Willkie literature near
neliefhead arters. They were jailed
for an hour under an ordinance regu-
lating the distribution of handbills,
and ordered released after ab hur-
riedly-called meeting of the city
mouncil had held the ordinance void.
Political Parties Vie
For Control Of House
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5-(-)--The
curtain rang down last night on one
of the hottest contests for control of
the House in the history of the coun-
The outcome might have a profound
effect on national policy in the com-
ing two years. If, for instance, House
control should go to the party that
loses the presidency a system of dual
government control would result, such
as has occurred only a few times
since the founding of the country.
As last-minute oratory stilled to
await tomorrow's election returns,
both Democrats and Republicans
claimed victory.
Democratic campaign headauar-



Importance OfPendingElection Calls
Voters To Polls, Reporter Discovers

More than 50,000,000 Americans are
expected to go to the polls today to
name their choices for the presi-
dency and vice-presidency of the na-
tion and no less than 10,000 of these
will be Ann Arbor townspeople, Uni-
versity students and members of the
The views of these three groups on
the various candidates who are run-
ning have already been reflected in
various recent primaries and pollstand
it is well known that the residents of
the city will support Wendell Willkie.
The Congress and the Student Sen-
ate straw votes have indicated that
the students are almost three to two
in favor of Mr. Willkie and the Con-
cr'ce amly nnll has reveali that

ceived reveal most individuals will
go to the polls for two reasons: first,
because they feel that this is a very
important election year and they wish
to take part in it and second because
they feel that it is their duty as good
Americans to vote.
The first reason was stressed par-
ticularly by the students who were
questioned, all of whom are voting
for the first time, while the latter
was emphasized more by professors
and townspeople.
Here are some of the replies re-
ceived yesterday:
Prof Preston W. Slosson of the His-
tory Department: I have always vot-
ed in the past, and this year I most
certainly will vote again. As a "mug-
wnn in nolities I will vote as be-

the amendment was passed allowing
women to vote I have always taken
advantage of that privilege. Except
for 1932 I have always voted Republi-
can and will name Willkie on my
ballot this year.
Prof. Jose M. Albaladejo of the Ro-
mance Languages Department: I con-
sider it my solemn duty to vote. I
have only had that opportunity twice
before and I took advantage of it
at those times. I feel that I would
be a bad American if I did not go to
the polls on election day."
Edward Philipson, '41: Although
this is the first chance I've ever had
to vote, I've decided to pass it up
as I do not feel that any of the candi-
dates have any desirable qualities.
V. E. VanAmeringen, local attorn-

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