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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


Regents Name
First Faculty
Men To Serve
On New Board
Professors Are Appointed
To Serve In Advisory
Capacity On University
Policies, Functionings
Regents Approve
Sabbatical Leaves
The Board of Regents yesterday ap-
pointed five members of the Univer-
sity faculty to serve as the first mem-
bers of the Advisory Board on Uni-
versity Policies, which was formed
April 26.
Prof. Clarence D. Thorpe of the
English department will serve the
Board until 1941; Prof Arthur W.
Bromage of the political science de-
partment, until 1942; Prof. William C.
Hoad of the civil engineering depart-
ment, also 1942; Prof. John P. Dawson
of the Law School, untill 1944, and
Prof. Charles L. Jamison of the busi-
ness administration school, until
1945. All terms expire September 30.
Formed Last April
The Board was formed last April
to study and analyze any matters af-
fecting the efficiency, objectives and
functionings of the University as an
institution of higher learning. It is
also to consider matters concerning
the University's obligation to the
state and community.
In addition to these questions, the
Board will take up for consideration
the internal organization of the Un-
iversity on general topics of educa-
tional policy.
The Regents reappointed Deans
James B. Edmonson of the School oft
,ducation, Edward Kraus of the lit-
erary college and Clarence Yoakum
of the Graduate School to the Ex-
ecutive Committee of Summer Ses-
sion. Dean E. Blythe Stason of the
Law School and Ivan C. Crawford
of the engineering college were ap-
pointed to the Committee to replace
Dean Emeritus Henry M. Bates of
the Law School and the late Dean'
Henry Anderson of the engineering
Eaton, Tracy Reappointed
Profs. John W. Eaton of the Ger-
man department and Margaret E.
Tracy of the economics department
were reappointed to the Board of
Governors of Residence Halls for a
three-year term beginning Nov. 1,
The Regents accepted the resigna-
tion of E. Lewis Hayes, assistant pro-
fessor of industrial education, who is
taking a position with the State Board
in Control of Vocational Education.
(Continued on Page 2)'
Women Need
Less Chivalry,
Alpha Nu Says
Women need more left hooks to
the jaw and less chivalry, declared
Alpha Nu, Men's honorary Speech
society, in a debate last night with
Athena, Women's society, who stated
that men were nature's sole mistake.
The question: "Resolved: Women
should be accorded more acts of chiv-
alry than they now receive," was won
by the members of Athena, who held

to the affirmative viewpoint.
"Men, by their lack of chivalry,
are forcing us to aid Japan," accused
Athena. "If they will not pull out
our chairs, we will get runs in our
stockings. If we get runs in our stock-
ings, we will have to buy more stock-
ings and thus aid Japan in her con-
quest of poor, defenseless China."
"Generally speaking - and women
are generally speaking," answered Al-
pha Nu, "Men will always accord
chivalry to deserving women." Too
much courtesy, the men believe, would
make women spoiled and selfish. "We
want women to be independent and
equal," they said.
Debating for Athena, were Mary
Martha Taylor, '41, Rosebud Scott,
'42, and Irene Ferguson, '42. On be-
half of the masculine interests, the
debaters were Eugene Planke, '42;
Don Smith, '42 and Elmer Radke, '42.
Three members of the Speech faculty
served as judges.

Boy Found Dead

(P)-Missing nearly four days, two-
year-old Murray Upshaw, Jr., was
found dead today in the rugged
mountain woodlands a mile and a
half from his North Georgia home.
Lying face downward under a
pine tree, the sandy-haired child's
body was found by one of hundreds
of searchers who had combed the
countryside steadily since the boy
disappeared with his dog, "Nickie"
last Friday noon.
All Welcome
At Union Open
House Today
Everybody has been welcomed -
coeds can even walk through the front
door of the Union tonight - and
George, the doorman, will greet them
all to the Union's 26th annual Open
It happens only once a year, Bert
Ludy, '42, Union executive explained,
so the sacred tradition of the front
entrance will be put in the closet for
a full evening of fun.
Free dancing to the music of Bill
Sawyer's orchestra accompanied by
vocalists Gwen Cooper and Bob Hol-
land, free billiards and free ping pong
are but a few of the activities that are
offered to everyone merely for the
price of ambling over to the Union
between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. today.
There will be a swimming demon-,
stration by the varsity squad, a danc-
ing exhibit by a group under the di-
rection of Roy Hoyer and the Glee
Club will give a concert of Michigan
Various departments of the Univer-
sity will have exhibitions at the Open
House, and in addition there will be
a special bowling tournament; a bil-
liards demonstration by an expert;
the exhibition of a glider and a sail
boat by the Glider and Sailing Clubs
and the display of a famous Paris
gun drawing by Prof. H. W. Miller
of the mechanics and engineering
drawing department.
Numbers will be drawn for free
cokes, but even if you're not lucky
that way Ludy promises two hours
worth of entertainment to everyone
1who comes.P

Seniors Vie
For Officers'
Election To Be Supervised
By Judiciary Councils;
Need Identification Card
To Have Balloting
In All__Colleges
Election day is here once more for
senior classmen from the Literary
College and schools of Law, Business
Administration, Music and Architec-
ture, for they will go to the polls
'oetween 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. today
to elect officers for the class of '40.
The election is under the super-
iision of the Men's and Women's
Judiciary Councils, headed respec-
tively by Ward Quaal, '41, and Doris
Merker, '41.
Identification cards must be pre-
sented and no electioneering on the
floor of the pliing boxes will be al-
lowed. The bPlit b w be locat-
ed in t'' 1,'-' , °"',- n Hall.
the Ms> ' £ t-'_; , MaD
the Architecture School and Room
225 Angell Hall.
Candidates Listed
Candidates from the Literary col-
lege include: for president, Forest Ev-
ashevski, Thomas Armstrong, Geof-
frey Hall, Thomas Harmon and James
F. Lovett; vice-president, Tad Lynch
and Jane Krause; secretary, Arthur
Bikoff, Arnold White, Alan England-
er, Thomas Lawton, Francis E.
Heydt, Warren Breidenbach and Ed
Barrett; treasurer, Beth Castor and
Margaret Van Ess.
Candidates from the Law School
follow: for president, James French
and Frank Keller; vice-president,
Walter Knutson and Eugene Kinder;
secretary, Kenneth Nordstrom and
Quentin Ewert; treasurer, Alfred Swi-
gen and Stark Ritchie.
School of Business Administration
candidates: for president, Robert May
and Wanzer D. Bosworth; vice-presi-
dent, Sidney Davidson and Richard
Babcock; treasurer, Joseph Gardner
and Robert Ellis; secretary. Morgan
Gibbs and Edward Olsen.
Music School Candidates
Candidates from the music school:
for president, William E. Rhoades,
Martha McCrory and Jean Bondur-
ant; second highest candidate for
president will be vice-president:
treasurer, Margaret Woodruff and
Catherine McDermott; the new sen-
ior class secretary of the music
school is Harold Mueller who re-
ceived no opposition.
The president of the architecture
school will be chosen from among
candidate: George H. Gaunt, G. Hen-
ry Van Seen, and Charles M. Shaw.
Art Treut, Linn Smith and Ann Ved-
der are the new senior vice-president,
treasurer and secretary respectively,

Nazis Believe Soviet Union
Will Become Partner
Of Three Axis Powers
Meeting Important
rIo Entire World
BERLIN, Nov. 12 In a "strict-
ly business" atmosphere, Adolph Hit-
ler and Soviet Premier Vyacheslaff
Molotoff sat down today to talks
which may prove portentous for the
entire world.
Out of them, some informed Nazis
believed, the Soviet Union may
emerge as a partner of Germany,
Italy and Japan in their shaping of
a "new world order." But authorized
sources made it clear that nothing of-
icial could be expected on the trend
of the conversations for the time be-
The closely-connected Dienst Aus
Deutschland News Service, however,
offered one comment, saying that
while the Axis continues its war
against England, "attention is fixed
tirelessly upon rearing foundations of
an inter-continental system of peace."
The meeting was the first between
Hitler and Molotoff, neither of whom
could speak the other's language, and
they conversed with the help of an
interpreter for more than two and a
half hours in the Fuehrer's imposing
With them were German Foreign
Minister Joachim Von Ribbentrop
and Russian Foreign Vice Commissar
V. G. Dekanozoff.
The sun had gone down on blacked-
out Berlin before Molotoff, Joseph
Stalin's closest collaborator, was es-
corted out of the great bronze doors
of the Chancellery by Von Ribben-
trop and driven back to Bellevue
Castle, the government's official guest
house in the Tiergarten.
Tonight, Germany's top men, evi-
dently more than 100 in number, were
invited to dine with the Russian
-Premier, his entourage and the staff
of Russia's Berlin Embassy.
Speech Group
Debates Toledo

G-Men Probing Powder Blasts
In Eastern Explosives Factories
Sabotage Discounted In Woodbridge Plant Disaster;
TrojanFirm Working On Defense Contracts

(By The Associated Press)
Three plants manufacturing explo-
sives - one working on defense con-t
tracts - were struck by death-dealing
blasts within 50 minutes Tuesday,
leaving a toll of 14 dead and at least
25 injured.E
All three plants were in the impor-
tant northeastern industrial area, al-{
though in widely-separated sections1
of Western and Eastern Pennsylvania,
and the New York lnarbor shoreside
New Jersey.
The Federal Bureau of Investiga-1
tion quickly swung into action, an-
nouncing operatives already were in-
Gifts Accepted t
For University
National Research Council,
Grants $5,500 To Green
For Link Trainer Work
Gifts to the University totalling
more than $13,000 were officially ac-
cepted by the Board of Regents yes-
terday at the regular meeting for No-
Largest grant was $5,500 from the
National Research Council to con-
tinue research by Prof. E. B. Green of
the psychology department on the
value of the Link trainer, mechanical
device used in flight to simulate ac-
tual flying conditions.
More than $4,000 were accepted
from the League Undergraduate Fund,
$2,003 to be used for the Ethel Mc-
Cormick Scholarship Fund and $2,000
for the Alice Crocker Lloyd Fellow-
ship Fund.
The study of pediatrics and com-
municable deseases will be aided by
a $1,500 gift from the Lederle Labor-
atories of Pearl River, N. Y., going to
the University Hospital. James Ing-
lis of Ann Arbor gave the University
$1,200 for the establishment of the
James and Elizabeth Inglis Fund for
Thoracic Surgery, and Willard Pope
of Detroit donated $1,000 to the Lake
Angelus Astronomical Support Fund.
Among other gifts accepted by the
Regents were a grant of $250 from
Regent Harry Kipke for the purchase
of Naval ROTC equipment, a col-
lection of patriotic documents called
the "pillars of American democracy"
from Mrs. Pearl Ward of New York
and a pair of woodworking tools used
in the construction of University Hall,
from Miss Martha Heitland of Quin-
cy, Ill.
The Board also accepted a gift of
$750 from the E. I. duPont, deNem-
ours and Co. to renew the duPont
fellowship for the University year,

vestigating the blast which took three
men's lives at the Trojan Powder
Company plant near Allentown, Pa.
The concern has Army and Navy
contracts totaling at least $202,150.
In addition, the FBI said, "observ-
ers" were sent to the plants of the
Burton powder works of the American
Cyanamid Corporation at Edinburg,
Pa., near where three men were killed,
and of the United Railway and Sig-
nal Corporation at Woodbridge, N. J.,
where eight died and at least 25 were
The Woodbridge blast shattered
fourteen buildings and broke windows
17 miles away in Bayonne.
The company had no government
contracts and the possibility of sabo-
tage was discounted by all investiga-
tors. Nevertheless, a three-way inquiry
was started immediately by agents
of the Department of Justice, the
Middlesex County Prosecutor's office
and local police.
Hugh W. Kelley, president-owner
of the plant for 20 years, estimated
damage at $50,000 and announced
plans to rebuild soon.
Drama Group
Will Perform
' The Bat' Here
Hopwood Mystery Play
WTill Run Four Times;
Tickets Now On Sale
"The Bat," a mystery play by
Avery Hopwood and Mary Roberts
Rinehart, will open a four-day run
at 8:30 today in the Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre, presented by Play Pro-
duction of the Department of Speech.
With his royalties on this play
alone. Avery Hopwood earned just
about the amount he gave to the
University for the annual Hopwood
awards for creative writing. Burns
Mantle said it earned two or three
fortunes and set a fashion in mystery
The play was adapted from "The
Circular Staircase," Miss Rinehart's
novel, and added another section to
it. It was later novelized.
In the story, ]Miss Van Gorder rents
a house on Long Island for the sum-
mer and she immediately begins to
receive threatening letters telling her
to move out. She discovers that the
house belongs to the president of a
bank who had died the week before.
The bank fails and a million dollars
in its deposits turn up missing. When
the suspicion develops that the money,
is hidden in the house, Miss Van
Gorder begins to have unwelcome vis-
Tickets are now on sale in the
Lydia Mendelssohn box office for 75,
50 and -35 cents. All seats are re-

Italians On Central Front
Retreating Into Albania;
Defenders Hold Koritza
Rain And Snow
(By The Associated Press)
ATHENS, Nov. 12. - Greeks ex-
pressed belief that immediate danger
of a big Italian drive was over today
as their troops reported pressing re-
treating Fascists back toward Al-
bania, where Greek and British planes
pounded invasion bases.
Except for one shallow salient in
Greece, the invaders were said to
have been driven into Albania on the
whole central front. In the north the
Italians made what were described as
reconnaissance raids against Greek
postitions around Koritza, ten miles
nside Albania, but these were report-
ed sharply repulsed. On the west, they
were said to be digging in.
Italians Attack Fiercely
(In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, however,
it was reported two fierce Italian in-
fantry attacks had driven the Greeks
from their heights dominating Kor-
itza and forced them back to their
side of the frontier.)
Military experts said Greek posses-
son of Albanian mountains in the
Koritza region materially aided de-
fense of this conutry, since the Ital-
ians must fight through difficult
mountain passes and, they said, are
certain to suffer heavy losses even
before reaching the main Greek de-
fense line.
These experts said the Italians ap-
parently were not prepared in men or
equipment to make such an attack
and were not likely to muster any
great strength in the near future.
Stalemate Forecast
With the frontline already impeded
by rain and snow, some observers
predicted the fighting must settle into
a stalemate such as persisted last
winter on the French-German front.
British and Greek forces, it is point-
ed out, are harassing shipping lanes
into the Adriatic Sea, across which
Italy must move her men and sup-
plies, and some sources assert that
entry to the sea is controlled by the
Allied Navies.
Opera Chooses
Special Chorus
Varsity Glee Club Selected
For Mimes Production
The Varsity Men's Glee Club has
been drafted to serve as the 1941
UJnion Opera's special chorus, Jack
Silcott, '41, announced yesterday.
Departing from last year's prac-
tice of choosing singing talent from
the campus in general, the Mimes
^ommittee decided yesterday to make
sure at least of the superior talent
of a chorus by arranging with Charles
Brown, '41, president of the Glee
Club, to cooperate with their mem-
bers. A special scene will also be
built around the Glee Club, Silcott
The Glee Club will appear on the
porogram of the Union Open House
9 p.m. today.hAn important rehear-
sal will be held 7:30 p.m. tomorrow
at their rooms in the Union.
Gargoyle Feature
To Reveal 'Truth'
About Rockwell III
William Hearne Rockwell, III, and
his hearse are the subject of the Pre-

posterous Persons department in this
month's edition of Gargoyle, campus
magazine, coming out tomorrow.
Rockwell, '41, is also known as presi-
dent of Congress.
A special pictorial feature will take
students on a tour of a campus co-
operative restaurant.
Candid pictures of the football
team will also appear in this issue,
as well as another high spot, an es-

Greek Troops Drive Back Fascists
As British Planes Bomb Invaders;
Molotoff, Hitler In Secret Session

Sigma Rho Tau
Over Wayne 'U'



curring no opposition.
Polish Society Meets
New officers of the Polish Engin-
ring Society elected last night are
enjamin Czajka, '41, president; Ed-
ard F. Drewniany, '42E, vice-presi-
nt; Arthur F. Pachulski, '43E, secre-
ry-treasurer; and Waldemere Bej-
ar, '43, s6cial chairman.

1936 Straw Vote Controversy
Recalled By Freedom' Debate
By CHESTER BRADLEY "These professors have a perfect
As the campus once again debatesrht to te
the issue of "academic freedom," old- choose," Regent Beal asserted. "I am
timers are recalling a similar contro- satisfied that there is absolutely no
versy which resulted from 10 faculty propagandizing in classes at the Un-
members voting for Earl Browder, ivergsity."
Communist candidate for U. S. Pres-
ident, in The Daily's 1936 campaign . Regent Beal maintained that "it
is a good thing that we do have some
Initial response to the announce- Communists here. It is up to our
ment of the poll's results was made youth and our intellgent men associ-
by a member of the Board of Regents, ated with youth to keep our think-
the late James 0. Murfin, who de- ing progressive."
clared that if "I learn anybody on In the opinion of Regent Beal there
the taxpayers' payroll in Ann Arbor is was "less radicalism at the University
voting communistic, I will work for of Michigan than at any other edu-
his dismissal." cational institution in the country.
Regent David H. Crowley, former Persons even come here from other
attorney general of Michigan, told colleges to get away from it." He con-
the editors of The Daily that his chief eluded that "there is no need for
concern was "that these professors alarm in the fact that 10 out of some
don't try to teach the students their 800 faculty members decided to vote
beliefs," but that they were "within for Browder."
their rights to believe whatever they Included among the reactions to the
wish." faculty poll was comment by Mrs.
Junius E. Beal, at that time dean Esther M. Cram, the woman member
of the University's governing board, of the Board of Regents, who stated


Members of the debating team of
Sigma Rho Tau, honorary engineer-
ing speech society, will travel to To-
ledo today for a discussion with the
University of Toledo. The subject
will be Resolved: That a canal should
be dug across Nicaraugua.
The students who have been select-
ed to make the trip are Dean Wood-
bury, '42E, Edward Rutan, '43E, Alex-
ander Pentland, '42E, and John Ham-
melef, '42E.
In their first intercollegiate de-
bate of the year last night in the
Union, Sigma Rho Tau emerged vic-
torious over the Wayne University
squad. Michigan upheld the affirma-
The main points stressed in the
argument was the question of the aid
of the canal in national defense, the
feasibility of thecanal as an engin-
eering project, the economic help it
would give the country and the part
it would play in uniting the Americas.
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Germany Apt To Get Little Oil
From Rumania, Eardley Says


Prof. Slosson
Will Address
AAUW Today
Prof. Preston Slosson, of the his-
tory department, will deliver the
second in his series of lectures at
4:15 p.m. tomorrow in the Lecture
Hall of the Rackham Building. This
series is sponsored by the Ann Arbor-
Ypsilanti Branch of the American
Association of University Women.
In the last lecture Prof. Slosson
covered the developments in Eng-
land and Germany, in the Balkans,

Whether or not the recent earth-
auakes damaged the wells, Germany's
prospect of getting a large supply of
oil from Rumania is extremely thin,
Armand J. Eardley, associate pro-
fessor of geology, stated yesterday.
There has been little precedent
for determining what effect earth-
quakes can have on oil wells, Pro-
fessor Eardley stated, and except for
the obvious vulnerability of long
pipelines and intricate drilling and
pumping equipment, no accurate es-
timate of damages can be made yet.
However, Professor Eardley said,
even before the earthquake three
main factors tended to decrease
sharply the advantage of Germany's

,>ossible, Professor Eardley said,
without complete knowledge of data
-n structures and formations, which
the British will certainly not disclose.
Finally, Professor Eardley said,
Rumania lacks modern drilling
equipment. In 1939, eleven deep
wells were drilled, indicating prob-
zbly that the shallow wells were be-
2oming less productive. The United
States is preeminent in the develop-
ment of drilling tools and machinery,
Professor Eardley said, and there is
apparently no way for Germany to
;et the urgently needed equipment.
Quoting Dr. I. A. Gardescu, a Texas
petroleum engineer who has worked
in Rumania, Dr. Eardley said that
comprehensive prospecting during

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