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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Nazi Pocket Battleship Attacks English Convoy In Al

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U-Boat Attacks
Menace State,
Churchill Says

French Film 'Kreutzer Sonata'
Will Open Two Day Run Friday

Unidentified Attackers Hit
Yugoslav Frontier City;
Cause Heavy Casualties
(By The Associalbed Press)
One ofGermany's two remaining
"pocket battleships" was reported to
have pounced on a convoy of British
vessels in mid-Atlantic yesterday in
a new challenge-to the Royal Navy
--even as Prime Minister Churchill,
frankly told the British that the Ger-
man submarine menace would, if not
stopped. "touch the life of the state."
The raiding warship appeared
about 1,000 miles east of Newfound-*
land.
A brief message from the British
passenger liner Rangitiki, 16,698 tons,
said she was being "shelled by an
enemy ship of the Graf Spee class"
half-way between Ireland and New-
foundland. This would be either the
Admiral Scheer or the Luetzow, for-
merly the Deutschland.
There was no further word from
the Rangitiki-but two hours later
an S.O.S. from the 4,952-ton freight-
er Cornish City said she was being
attacked by the raider.
Still later, a message said the
pocket battleship still was attacking
the convoy.
Fighters Beat Off Germans
Meanwhile, British fighters beat
off four day-time attempts by the
Germans to raid London, where
Churchill told Parliament the civilian
dead from air raids in England to-
taled 14,000, with 20,000 more
wounded.
TheGermans returned for their
usual night assault on London and
the British answered with a bomb
attack aimed at German-occupied
Boulogne, France, and. German gun
emplacements on Cap Gris Nez,
France. ,An air raid alarm in Switz-
erland indicated the RAF again was
flying to Italy last night.
Reports from Belgrade, Yugoslavia,
said warplanes, their identity unde-
termined, three times bombed the
Yugoslav frontier city of Bitolj and
killed nine persons, wounded 21 and
caused heavy property damage.
British, Italian and. Greek diplo-
mats all disclaimed responsibility for
the attack.
Italians Report Drive
The Italians reported their troops
had driven a salient to the head-
waters of the Vojussa River, about
15 miles northeast of the Greek City
of Ioannina, the Italians' first big
objective
Farther north along the front, the
Greeks were reported to have the
Albanian base of Koritza under can-
non fire, causing civilian evacuation
of the town, and were reported to
have cut communications between
the main Italian army and a force
of 30,000 Italians in the Koritza area.
Athens had its longest air raid
alarm of the nine-day-old war today
as Italian bombers in two thrusts
dropped a number of bombs in an
unsuccessful attack on Piraeus, the
port of Athens, and the towns of
Phaleron and Ellinoco nearby. .
Heavy anti-aircraft fire was heard
for more than 30 minutes in the cen-
ter of Athens itself. Slight damage
was reported in Piraeus.
The planes came over in two waves
of three bombers each.
Greece's premier, General John
Metaxas, received the British Minis-
ter, Sir Michael Palairet, and con-
ferred with King George II.
Foreign Group
Will Celebrate
Thanksgiving
700 Invitations Are Issued;

Acceptances Must Be
Received By Today
More than 700 invitations have
been issued to foreign students and
faculty for the annual International
Center Thanksgiving dinner to be held
at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Union.
Acceptances for the dinner must be
received by the staff of the Interna-
tional Center today, Dr. Raleigh Nel-
son, counselor to foreign students and
director of the affair announced.
As a gesture of goodwill to coun-
tries represented on campus all for-
eignt students whose residence is
abroad and those who have been
active in the activities of the Inter-
national Center are invited to the
annual dinner. Because of the size
of the foreign student body in the
University, the dinner is invitational.
The students and faculty hosts and
hostesses will be seated in groups of

The French film "Kreutzer Son-
ata," based on Beethoven's great
musical work and Tolstoy's famous
novel, will open 8:30 p.m. Friday at
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre for
a two-day run.
Sponsored by the Art Cinema
League, the picture portrays the life
of a Russian nobleman who has lived
a life of utter excess and who carries
his debauchery into the innocent at-
mosphere of normal people. Tickets
Senior Petitions
Still Accepted

Must Be
Friday

Returned Before
Noon To Union

Petitioning for all senior offices
continues 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stu-
dent Offices of the Union all this
week till Friday noon, it was an-
nounced yesterday by Ward Quaal,
'41, president of the Men's Judiciary
Council.
Each petition must contain the sig-
natures of twenty-five members of
the petitioner's class and school and
must be returned to the Student Of-,
fices or Main Desk of the Union by
Friday noon or they will. not be con-
sidered valid.
Petitions must be accompanied by
a 200 word statement of the peti-
tioner's qualifications, and eligibility
card. The election itself will be held
early next week, the exact date to
be announced by the Men's Judiciary
Council.
Rev. Owen Knox
Addresses Rights
Committee Today
A meeting to discuss the open hear-
ing at 1 p.m. Saturday of the stu-
dents who were asked not to return
to the University will be held at 8
p.m. today at Unity Hall, the local
Civil Liberties Committee said last
night. Rev. Owen Knox, chairman
of the Michigan Civil Rights Feder-
ation, will address the meeting.
To date no hall has been secured in
which to hold the open hearing of
the students, the Committee said.
Anyone who has any information
about an available hall or a vacant
lot in which to erect a tent have
been invited to bring the information
0o the meeting, the Committee de-
clared.
Prof. Christian To Present
Third Organ Recital Today
Continuing his regular Wednes-
day afternoon organ recitals, Prof.
Palmer Christian of the School of
Music will present his third concert
of the year at 4:15 p.m. today in Hill
Auditorium.
The recital will open with Bux-
tehude's "Prelude and Fugue in G
minor" which will be followed by
Bach's "Air in D," Krebs' "Trio" and
"Adante" by Stamitz. Professor
Christian will also play "Pastoral
Sonata" by Rheinberger, Bonnet's
"Poemes d 'Automne" and "Piece
Heroique" by Frank.
DORM TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE
The East Quadrangle dormitories
will hold open house from 8 p.m. to
10 p.m. Thursday. The public is in-
vited, Prof, Joseph Kallenbach of the
Political Science Department, an-
nuonced.

for the performances Friday and
Saturday may be had tomorrow by
calling Albert Stutz, Grad., manager
of the Art Cinema, at 6300. All seats
will be reserved, and may be had for
35c.
Starred in the cast are Gaby Mor-
lay, Jean Yonnel, Pierre Renoir, and
Edmonde Guy, well-known European
actors. Although French is the lan-
guage of the film, English sub-titles
have been added. The picture has
been produced on a lavish scale with
accent on spectacular sets, gay cos-
tumes and superior music. Beeto-
ven's works will be played by a sym-
phony orchestra. Additional music
has been included by Adolphe Bor-
chard, noted Parisian composer.
The showing of the film Friday
,will be in the nature of a fulfillment
of a prophecy which Tolstoy made
on his eightieth birthday. That was
back in 1908 before the motion pic-
ture had acquired any standing as
an art anywhere in the world. Cam-
era men flocked around the great
octogenarian to record the event.
When Tolstoy saw the new gadget
he predicted that it would mark a
new day in story-telling and put to
shame an old-time writer like him-
self with his hundreds upon hun-
dreds of pages.
Art Quartet
Mail Orders
Are Available
Tickets for the Musical Art Quar-
;et concerts, which will be given on
Friday evening and Saturday after-
noon and evening, Jan. 24 and 25,
may be ordered by mail now at the
offices of the University Musical
Society in the Burton Memorial
Tower.
The price for tickets to all three
recitals is $2.00 and for individual
recitals $1.00 each. They will be
mailed about Nov. 25 in order of
their receipt.
All unsold tickets will go on coun-
ter sale at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Nov.
25, in the Society's offices.
The Quartet comprises four of the
most distinguished musicians in the
world: Sascha Jacobsen, first violin-
ist; Paul Bernard, second violinist;
William Ilymanon, violinist, and
Marie Roeraet-Rosanoff, violoncel-
list.
Among the most interesting fea-
Lures -of the ensemble, according to
President Charles A. Snk of the So-
ciety, are the four instruments on
which the group perform which are
valued at a quarter of a million
dollars.
Cat. Davidson
To Talk Today
Capt. Lyal A. Davidson, chairman
of the new naval science department
will speak on "Ship-Board Life," an
account of living conditions in the
U.S. Navy, before an open. meeting
of Alpha Phi Omega, national ser-
vice fraternity, today at 8 p.m. in
the Union.
Transferred from his position as
captain of the light cruiser "U.S.S.
Omaha," Cat. Davidson came this
year to the University to head its
new Naval ROTC, which enrolls 110
students. Prior to his captaincy of
the cruiser, Capt. Davidson served
on the hospital ship "Relief."

Dow Will Talk
Before ASME
Past President Of Society
Addresses Group Today
Speaking on "Things in General,"
Alex Dow, past president of Detroit
Edison and civilian head of the De-i
troit Ordnance District, will be the
'eatured speaker at a meeting of the
student branch of the American So-
ciety of Mechanical Engineers at
7:30 p.m. today in the Rackham Am-
phitheatre.
A past president of the Society,
Mr. Dow has made recent trips to
England for the study of the defense
program, and is well qualified to
speak. A Scotsman by birth, he got
his start in a utility business as a
skilled mechanic.
He has been presented with two
honorary degrees in engineering from
the University, a Master's Degree in
1911 and a Doctor's Degree in 1924.
Mr. Dow will be introduced by Prof.
A. E. White, of the Department of
Engineering Research. All engineer-
ing students are invited to attend
the meeting.

Rudolph Serkin, internationally
known Russian pianist, will appear in
the second of the Choral Union Con-
certs 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in Hill
Auditorium.
A few remaining seats for his re-
Aital will b. available throughout the
week at the offices of the University
Musical Society in Burton Tower,
,,.at the Hill Auditorium box office
after 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Serkin skyrocketed to fame in
America on his first visit to this
country seven years ago. After play-
ing one concert in New York's Car-
negie Hall, the pianist was deluged
with invitations to appear with the
major symphony orchestras through-
out the United States.
Last season he established an extra-
ordinary record, making 11 New York
appearances and 16 as guest soloist
with eight symphony orchestras in
addition to a lengthy tour through
the country.
Still in his early thirties, Serkin is
acclaimed throughout the continent.
He made his debut with the Vienna
Symphony orchestra when he was 12
years old. On his program Thurs-
day will be featured numbers by Mo-

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An unusual feature about Serkin
is that he combines his musical
genius with peculiar and interesting
wersonal traits. For instance, he be-
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noise to the neighbors, and so he
considerately keeps two pianos in his
New York apartment-in rooms as
far apart as possible. He practices
a while on one, then on the other.
"That gives the neighbors at each
end a rest," he explains.

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