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Colombia Going
The Way Of Miexico?

Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication



FDR Makes Pledge To Country; ritish
Wiliiehakes Plan For Future.

Bombers Cripple





In Huge Vote
Lawyers Choose French;
Business Group Elets
Wanzer D. Bosworth
Gaunt To Preside
Over Architects
Michigan football captain, Forest
Evashevski, Detroit, knocked out all
his opponents with one big political
block yesterday when he won the
presidency of the Literary College
senior class, defeating track team
hurdler, Geoffrey Hall, Siou Falls,
S. D., and his usual running mate,
Tom Harmon, Gary, Ind., by a ,arge
Thomas Armstrong, Wheatland,
Pa., and James Lovett, Detroit were
also snowed under the ballots of the
Evashevski vote,
which secured the
secretaryship for
.;;his running mate,
Warren Breiden-
bach, Dayton, O.
Breidenbach beat
his track colleague
miler Ed Barret,
Detroit, to the
tape by only three
Forest EvashevskivJane Krause, of
Kenilworth, Ill., captured the liter-
ary college vice-presidency with 160
votes and Beth Castor, Crawfords-
vle, Ind., became alumni treasurer
of the class of '41, with 143 ballots.
James French, Detroit, was elected
president of the senior Law School
class receiving- a total of 104 votes.
Walter Knutson, Marshalltown, Iowa,
captured the vice-presidency with 105
votes and Kenneth Nordstrom, East
Aurora, N. Y., and Stark Ritchie,
Ann Arbor, became secretary and
treasurer respectively with 117 and
111 ballots.
By dint of hard-earned votes, Wan-
zer D. Bosworth was elected to the
presidency of the Business Adminis-
tration school, senior class. Other
members of the board of directors of
the class include: first and only vice-
president, Sidney Davidson, Flint, re-
ceiving a total of 48 ballots; secretary,
(Continued on Page 8)
Artist To Give
Lecture Today
Amedee Ozenf ant Here
To Discuss Purism
As a prominent artist of the School
of Paris, largest center for modern
ideas, Amedee Ozenfant developed an
original style of abstract art which he
called Purism, Prof. Harold E. Weth-
ey, chairman of the Fine Arts De-
partment, declared yesterday.
Ozenfant, who will lecture on "Mod-
ern Art, Beyond Fashions and the
Eternal Basis of Art," at 4:15 p.m.
today in the Rackham Lecture Hall,
has sought to eliminate the third di-
mension in his work, Professor Weth-
ey said. Purism he noted, endeavors
to attain the precision and imperson-
ality of the machine.
A retrospective exhibit containing
works of all periods of Ozenfant's
development, will be open from 2 to
5 p.m. daily at Alumni Memorial
Hall, Professor Wethey reminded.
The exhibit included examples of
Ozenfant's early conventional style,
he said, and the abstractions which
represent the best work he has done.
Professor Wethey pointed out that

Ozenf ant confines his painting almost
entirely to composition and design,
and effectively uses unusual coloring,
especially exotic shades of red. Ozen-
fant characteristically emphasizes the
intellectual in his pictures, he said.
Ozenfant's work can be roughly
divided into three periods, Professor
Wethey asserted. His early work was
usually in conventional style until
the period around 1915 when he col-
laborated with Le Corbusier in devel-
oping Purism.
U.S. And Mexico Confer
On Possible Naval Bases
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 13.-0P)-The
United States and Mexico tonight
mprp rpnnortrd riscusscing 'nossibilities

Supporters Hear Roosevelt
Promise To Cooperate
With 'True Americans'
pledge "to work shoulder to shoulder
with all who place true Americanism
above all other considerations" was
President Roosevelt's answer today
to the thousands of men and women
who congratulated him on h re-
In particular, he said, messages
from those who did not vote for rhe
administration "reflect a spiri i f
national unity in essential thing;.'
Describing these communication. as
"most welcome," the President add xi:
"In union we shall find our tr u,
Telegrams and letters of congir -
ulation have been piling up at he
White House since last Tuesda; "sj
balloting, and extra clerks were re-!
quired to handle them. Since it was
impossible for Mr. Roosevelt to re-
ply personally to all of them, he re-
sponded through a formal statement.
"To all who have sent their greet-
ings," he said, "I give this assurance
of gratitude and heartfelt apprecia-
tion. In acknowledging these pledges
of loyal support and full co-operation
in forwarding the interests of the
nation, I pledge anew my determina-
tion to work shoulder to shoulder
with all who place true Americanism
above all other considerations."
Regents Rule
Tuition Refund
For Draftees
Approve Plan To Establish
Student Honor Awards
In Fielding Yost's Name
With national interest on defense
problems, the Board of Regents, at its
November meeting, turned its atten-
tion to the question of student parti-
cipation and ruled that students on
active duty with armed forces would
be given tuition refunds.
Students quitting the University
more than two weeks after the begin-
ning of a semester to take duty with
the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps will
be given refunds of fees equivalent
to the fraction of the semester not
completed. Students returning late to
the University after armed service
will be given a reduction of fees pro-
portional to the amount of the Uni-
versity year they have missed.
An alumni plan to establish awards
known as the Fielding H. Yost Honor
Awards, for the encouragement of
good citizenship and high scholarship
among University students, was also
approved Tuesday by the Board of

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.-{1Y-An
impression prevailed in Republican
quarters today that Wendell L. Will-
kie is planning a career as a writer
and speaker on public events, to fol-
low a bent which he enjoys to lend
force to his leadership of the Repub-
lican Party in the four years to come.
Although the defeated Republican
presidentialdnominee has yet to come
to a final decision, his friends here
expect him to settle down on or near
his Indiana farms, contribute regu-
larly to the magazines and emerge
from time to time for speaking trips.
In no event, they think, will he re-
turn to Commonwealth and Southern.
the public utility holding company
whose presidency he resigned to wage
the presidential campaign, or to take
any other post immediately associated
with big business. The idea is that
he would be in a much more effec-
tive position to guide the pa'rty and
help shape its policies from rural

Fleet In Raid, Admiralty Reports;
Greek Army Claims More Gains

Molotoff Prepares For Hitler Conference In Berlin

Prof. Slosson
Delivers Talk
(hi Rosevet
President Roosevelt's rc 1'ion
was not enr ly a personal triumph,
bt:t also a victory for the entire Dem-
ocratic party, Professor Preston W.
Slosson on the University's history
department stated yesterday in aI
speech before the American Associa-
tion of University Women at the
Rackham Ampitheatre.
The congressional elections showed
the desire of the people as well as
the presidential campaign, as can be
witnessed by the large number of
Democrats swept into office with the
Professor Slosson stressed the fact
that President Roosevelt has definite-
ly ended the third term tradition,
but that in no way can he become a
dictator unless the people themselves
submit. A dictator, he said, would
not have had to wait for a second or
third term to carry out his plans.
It is of interest to note, Professor
Slosson continued, that Wendell Will-
kie received more votes in the recent
election than any other Republican
candidate whether he was elected
president or not. This fact, combined
with the anti-Roosevelt position of
most of the newspapers proves that
the election was as completely dem-
ocratic s possible.
Ordnance Association
Elects New Officers

Premier and Foreign Commissar of Soviet Russia Vyacheslaff Molotoff (left) talks with German Foreign
Minister Joachim Von Ribbentrop (right) in Berlin before Molotoff's two-day conferences with Adolf Hitler.
Nazi observers believe that Russia will emerge from this series of parleys a partner of Germany, Italy and
Japan. Absolute secrecy has shrouded all negotiations thus far, but reports of the meetings are expected late
today or tomorrow. This picture was radioed from Be'lin to New York.
New, Old Staffs Will Co-m-memorate
Dfaily's 50th An nirersaryJTomorrow U


It will be "Hail, hail, the gang's allI
here" in the Union Friday night when
members of Michigan Daily staffs
from 1890 to 1,10 hold their banquet
to commemmorate the paper's 50th
anniversary of continuous publica-
Daily alumni are coming from all
parts of the country for the first re-
union of its kind in the paper's his-
tory. George H. Hobart, '08, is coming
from Green Cove Springs, Fla., while
Clarence E. Eldridge, '09, will travel
from New York City. The Pacific
coast will be represented also, as Mau-
rice C. Meyers, '14L, of Los Angeles
has accepted the invitation of the
Board in Control of Student Publi-
cations to be present.
Other outstate alumni returning
will be E. C. Mechling, '03M, of Pitts-

burgh, Tuure Tenander, '38, of Fitch-
burg, Mass., and Stanley A. Joffe, '37,
of Rochester.
All periods in The Daily's history
will be represented. Business Mana-
gers from the first 10 years, when
the paper was called "The U. of M.
Daily," who are returning are Charles
H. Farrell, '98, Henry M. Butzel, '92L,
at present a member of the Michigan
State Supreme Court, Junius B. Wood,
'00, Harry Jewell, '92L, Ralph Stone,
'89, H. J. McElree, '92, and one of
the earliest co-ed members, Carrie
Virginia Smith, who married Charles
M. Stebbins just before taking her
teaching degree in 1896.
A popular and well-known alum-
nus who will be on hand Friday is
J. Fred Lawton, '11, author of "Var-
sity," University marching song.
The men invited have gone into
various occupations. Besides Butzel,
other state and federal Supreme
Court justices who were Daily staff
members are George Maxey, '02, of
the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania,
J. C. Travis, '91, of the Indiana bench,
and Frank Murphy, '14, who is serv-
ing as a federal Supreme Court Jus-
The legal profession and journalisnr,
work are only two of the many fields
into which former-Daily editors have
Gargoyle Goes
on Sale Today


Woodrow Frailing, '41, Was elected;
temporary president of the University,
Army Ordnance Association which
was organized in the Union last night.
Other officers are William Wood,

'41, vice-presi l
Mystery Thriller Gieson, '41, sec
Continues Today Membership
dents who areE
"The Bat," Play Production's sec- who are register
ond presentation of the year, opened technical schoo
a four-day run in the Lydia Mendel- dues for this n
ssohn Theatre last night. There is to be
The mystery play by Avery Hop- other obligation
wood and Mary Roberts Rinehart will
be presented again tonight, tomorrow As the organ
and Saturday. Tickets can be pur- fifty members
chased at the Lydia Mendellssohn the parent orga
box office for -75, 50, and 35 cents. ton D. C. is
The story concerns the search for
a million dollars believed hidden in fifty studentsl
a summer home rented by a weaithy ROTC headqua
old woman. to membership.

ent; and Jacque Van
s open to all men stu-
American citizens and
red in the University's
ls or colleges. Annual
membership are $2.25.
no initiation fee or
nization is limited to
until a charter from
anization in Washing-
applied for, the first
paying their dues at
iters will be admitted

ew Earthquakes
Shake Bucharest
BUCHAREST, Nov. 13. -(I'- A
new series of earth shocks of minor
intensity shook Bucharest tonight,
widening cracks in buildings and
streets left in Sunday's disastrous
Tonight's tremors were a continu-
ation of those felt intermittently
since the major one Sunday which
killed upward of 2,000 persons and
deyastated great areas of Bucharest
and other cities.
With the country's efforts con-
centrated on rehabilitation, the army
deferred until Mar. 10 the calling up
of tens of thousands of 21-year-old

gone. The alumni coming back havet
listed merchandising work, Comnjun-k
ity Fund directorship, insurance sales,.
motion picture production, trade
daily publication and directorship of
the World Fellowship, Inc, as their
present occupations.
The Daily staffs are coming backt
and the only dark note in the affair,
as expressed by several letters re-s
sponding to the invitations is "that
nobody ever had such a wonderfulx
idea before."
Completing the program of the Cel-z
ebration, the alumni and their wivesi
will be guests of the Board in Con-3
trol at the Michigan-Northwesterni
football game Saturday. The Daily
will hold open house Friday afternoon
and Saturday, with exhibits illustrat-
ing the history of The Daily.t
McCune Gives
Student Senate
Student Senate committee appoint-
ments were announced last night by
John J. McCune, '42, president.
Jane Sapp, '41, was named chair-
man of the functions committee and
she will be assisted by William Lang-
ford, '42, Robert G. Brown, '42, and
Ruth Basye, '42.
The parley committee will be under
two co-chairmen. William Todd, '42.
and Helen Corman, '41. The rest of
the group includes Julie Chockley,
'43, Edward Tann, '42, William Ses-
sions, '41, William Hurley, 42, and
Robert Titus, '41.
Roger Kelley, '42 will head the stu-
dent government committee. William
Ellman, '43, John Aldrich, '43, Robert
Warner, '43, and Arnold Moore, '43,
will assist him.
Robert Krause, '42, was selected as
chairman of the student rights com-
mittee. The others serving on that
body are William Irwin, '42, William
Bestimt, 43E, Lee Perry, '42, William
Rockwell, '41, Lawrence Lindgren,
George Shepard, '41, will be chair-
man of the student service committee.
Herman Epstein, '40, William Clark,
42. and Charles Boynton, '42, will
work with him.
Union Holds 26th
Annual Open House
More than 2000 students and facul-
ty dropped in out of the cold last
night to accept the hospitality of the
Michigan Union's 26th annual Open

Soviet Envoy
And Fuehrer
Confer Today'
Premier Molotoff, Hitler
Negotiate Four Hours;
Alliance Is Expected
Grecian Troops
Speed Eastward
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, Nov. 13.-The British
annoukced today their bombers had
left half of Italy's elusive battleships
crippled and reeling in Mussolini's
main naval base of Taranto, and
claimed the blow had altered decisive-
ly the balance of Mediterranean
naval power.
"This glorious episode," Prime Min-
ister Winston Churchill told an ex-
ultant House of Commons, will, more,
over, leave its impression" on the
naval situation in every quarter of
the globe."
The Admiralty said photographic
evidence showed two battleships were
lying part way under water, one of
them beached; that the third "pro-
bably" was severely damaged; that
two cruisers were leaning tipsily in
he inner harbor of Taranto and that
the sterns of two fleet auxiliary ves-
Jels were submerged.
London naval circles, doubting
that British bombs alone could have
wrought such damage against the
battleships because of their armor,
;uggested torpedo planes took part in
the attack.
More in the traditional style of
naval warfare was the reported sink-
ing of an Italian supply ship, the
firing of two others and the damag-
ing of an Italian destroyer off Valo-
na, Albania, Monday night, as an-
nounced by the British Admiralty.
A communique said the attack was
delivered the night , of Nov. 11-12
when a squadron on patrol along the
main line of Italian communications
with Albania, in the Strait of Otranto,
Intercepted the convoy.
Greek Forces Reported
Moving Rapidly Eastward
ATHENS, Greece, Nov. 13-(MP)-A
fovernment spokesman said tonight
that Greek forces were speeding east-
ward, mopping up territory aban-
doned by Italian invaders in the Pin-
lus Mountains along the Greek west
There was little or no activity in
the Macedonian sector, he reported,
:dding that Greek troops still were
holding fast the positions they oc-
:upied some days ago."
A British air communique issued
'rom Greek headquarters told of new
successful attacks by the RAF.
It said:
"Valona and Durazzo (Albanian
ports) were again bombed by aircraft
of the Royal Air Force on the night
of Nov. 12-19. Long range bombers
successfully attacked oil refineries at
Bari (Italian base across the Adriatic
and west of Durazzo.)
Fuehrer And Moloto ff'
Confer In Chancellory
BERLIN, Nov. 13--UP)-Adolph Hit-
ler and Vyacheslaff Molotoff, the
Soviet Premier and Foreign Minister,
talked for four hours in the Fuehrer's
chancellery today and most of that
long period, said informed persons,

was devoted to "negotiations."
On tomorrow, the third and perhaps
the final day of his visit, Molotoff -
and his accompanying 32 Soviet exec-
utives and experts -fprobably will
have still more conferences.
His talks 'with Hitler - today's
was the second and the longest -
were described by certain informed

Issue Features
And Candid


Newsman Says SuccessfulNavalPush
By British Will Force Fuehrer 's Hand

(Associated Press Staff Writer)
Successful British blows at Italian
naval power, coupled with Greek vic-
tories against the Fascists, are tend-.
ing to force Herr Hitler's hand. The
logic of events may compel him to go
to Italy's aid soon, even at the risk
of complicating Russo-Nazi relations.
If British claims of having de-
stroyed or crippled virtually half of
Italy's capital ship fleet by a single
air blow are as well founded as they
seem to be, it is a far graver situa-
tion for the Axis than the dimming
of Ttalian nrestiae hy the Grees.a

breaking the British sea blockade in
the East. Numerous British warcraft
can be spared for convoy duty else-
where, and to hunt down German
surface raiders in the North Atlantic.
Prime Minister Churchill touched
upon that aspect in his gleeful report
to Parhliament on the Taranto bomb-
ing raid and its results. He held that
the balance of naval power in the
Mediterranean had been "decisively"
changed in Britain's favor by this
one action. He also said it would
carry with it "reactions upon the
naval situation in every quarter of
rhe~ a~aho "

Jervis Bay incident, and thus fresh
doubt was cast on similar Nazi out-
The London Admiralty also re-
ported British warships had smashed
an Italian convoy of the Albanian'
port of Valona. Presumably that
action took place in the narrow straits
of Otranto.
If so. it means British ships as
well as aircraft are striking at the
vital communication line between
Italy and Albanian territory which
is being used as a bridgehead for the
attack on Greece. Reinforcement of
that attack, already beaten back by

It might be called a fall football
issue, since it features pictures of
Tom Harmon (on the cover) and
candid shots of the whole team, but
Dave Donaldson, '41, editor-in-chief,
prefers to call it "just another issue
of the bigger and better Gargoyle. in-
troduced to campus last month.
The "bigger and better" campus
magazine goes on sale today, again
including a variety of articles, stories
and pictures designed to cover every
campus interest and activity.
John Brinnin, '41, Hopwood poetry
w. inner, is the subject for another
edition of "Weethe People,"ra depart-
ment which had its inception in last
month's Gargoyle.Other new and
regular high spots are serious stories
by Dennis Flanagan, Grad., and Jay
McCormick, '42. Prize winning short
story for the month was contributed
by Gerald Burns, '42.
Eight pages of photographs include
a "Panorama" of campus scenes con-

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