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A War's


Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication






1,000 Dead And Injured A
As 'Monster' Assaults
Wreak Havoc On City;
Cathedral Is In Ruins 3,Y
Italo-German Talk
Points To Offensive
(By The Associated Press)'
German planes struck heavily ats
London and British bombers raided
Hamburg last night and early to-
The trading of blows- followed
Thursday night's "monster" Nazi
air assault on the British industrial
city of Coventry that left more than
1,000 dead or injured,.
The German radio heard in New
York by NBC also reported British
attacks last night on Berlin in which
it was declared twelve RAF planes
were shot down, six over Berlin and
six near the English Channel. (These
figures were the same as those given
for the previous night's British at-
tack on Berlin.)
Greeks Advancing
Greek government spokesmen said
their troops still were advancing on
the heels of retreating Italians along
the Greek-Albanian border. More Fas-
cist cannon and 700 Italian prisoners
were reported captured and "quite
serious battles" still were raging.
British rescuers worked with bleed-
ing hahds amid the ruins of ancient
Covent'ry to recover victims of the
worst Nazi raid inflicted on Britain.
Coventry, the modern midlands in-
dustrial city now ringed with motor
factories but famed for nine cen-
turies as the scene of Lady Godiva's
nude ride on horseback counted at
least 1,000 killed and wounded in the
full-scale blitzkrieg by 500 German
In Berlin, the Nazis characterized
the raid as "revenge" for the RAF at-
tack on Munich while Adolf Hitler
was speaking there Nov. 8. They said
30,000 incendiary bombs and 1,000,000
pounds of high explosi es were hurledr
on Coventry, a city of 190,000, nine-
ty-five miles northeast of London.
Council Held
The exultant Germans plunged on
to the next act, laid around the
council tables of its friends. Foreign
circles in Rome forecast a big of-
fensive in the Mediterranean as a
result of a meeting of the Nazi and
Fascist military chieftains in Aus-
Widespread speculation was aroused
that an Axis attack on Britain's giant
rock fortress of Gibraltar might also
be imminent, with %German troops
striving to storm that citadel from
the Spanish mainland.

Just Before Their Last Home Game

Daily Marks
Fiftieth Year
Of Publishing
staffs From 1890 - 1940
Celebrate Anniversary
With Union Banquet
Alumni Give Views
On Editorial Control
Members of 'Daily staffs from 1890
to 1940, returning for last night's
banquet commemorating 50 years in
the paper's history, heard six alumni
give differing opinions on the ques-
tion of whether editorial control
should be in the hands of the stu-
dents or the faculty.
Ralph Stone, '92L, past regent of
the University for 23 years, expressed
the opinion that the staff should "put
an end to the. editorial discussions of
those controversial matters which are
unrelated to University life." He
added that columnists and "news
space devoted thereto" should be
Wood Speaks
Following speakers on the program
sponsored by the Board in Control
and arranged by Howard A. Goldman,
'41, gave other points of view as Juni-
us B. Wood, '00, 30 years a corres-
pondent of the Chicago Daily News,
remarked "as a working newspaper-
man I think The Daily should be a
student paper, run by students free_
to express opinions of students-with
a minimum of faculty control," while
Judge Ira W. Jayne, '05, of the Wayne
County Circuit Court, referred to the
days when The Daily was run "by the
individuals who should run it." The
policies then were controlled largely
by students.
According to Judge Jayne, The
Daily should be left in the "hands of
the two Alumni members of the
Board, who, I understand, have no
Other Speakers Listed
Other speakers we e Charles H.
Farrell, '98, ex-mayor of Kalamazoo,
John Bundy Parker, '17, president of
the University of Michigan Club of
Chicago, 1939-40, and William D.
Roesser, '25, alumni officer in the
Buffalo Michigan Club. Harold Ti-1
tus, '11, acted as toastmaster.
The University Band appeared at'
the banquet, playing a program es-
pecially arranged for the occasion, in-'
cluding "Michigan Fantasy" and
pieces not before played on campus.
Returning alumni will be guests of
the University at the football game'
today, and The Daily will hold open
house all day today.
Warthin Rites
Will Be Today
Illness Is Fatal To Widow
Of Famed Doctor
Private funeral services for Mrs.
Katharine A. Warthin, who died
Thursday afternoon, will be held t-
day at her home on Ferdon Road.
Rev. Henry Lewis, rector of Saint
Andrews Church, will officiate.
Widow of the late Dr. Aldred S.
Warthin, who was professor of path-
ology in the Medical School, Mrs.
Warthin was prominent and active
attended the literary college of the
in Ann Arbor life for 40 years. She

85,000 To Watch
Hastome Game
Of Eight Seniors
Michigan Gridders To Attempt Comeback
Against Powerful Wildcat Contingent;
Fast Turf Expected To Favor Harmon;
leCorrevont To Lead Invaders' Attack
Two grumbling victims of Minnesota's gridiron magic battle before "a
capacity crowd in the Stadium today.
With more than 85,000 expected to jam the massive bowl, mighty Michi-
gan starts on its comeback trail against the Wildcats of Northwestern.
The game starts at 2 p.m.
It's a story of two gridiron powerhouses that fell before the same trusty
toe, a tale of two teams that were knocked out of the unbeaten ranks by
dropping one-point decisions to Bernie Bierman's Golden Gophers. In both
cases the place-kicking of Joe Mernik, Minnesota's midget halfback, spelled
Safely tucked away in their Dearborn Inn hideout last night, Lynn Wal-
dorf and his booming Wildcats still carried a faint hope of sharing the Big
Ten crown. It's a hope that rests on a triumph over the Wolverines along
with a Gopher upset at the hands of either Purdue or Wisconsin.
The best the Wolverines can do, on the other hand, is cinch a second-
place berth in the Conference race by smashing the Wildcats today and
following it with a victory over the Buckeyes in Columbus next Saturday.
Not since 1929 when 87,000 raving spectators saw Ohio State humble the
men of Michigan, 7-0, has suuch a throng poured into Ann Arbor to witness
a football battle. With more than 70,000 tickets already sold last night,,
_---- -- - 4 C bleachers have been erected com-

FDR Inv'okes
Neutrality Act
In Greek War,
U.S. Protests Establishing
Of Militaristic Controls
By Spanish In Tangier
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15-(M)-
Formally recognizing that a state of
war exists between Italy and Greece,
President Roosevelt today extended
the provisions of the Neutrality Act to
that conflict.
In proclamations and executive or-
ders by the President and the State
Department, various provisions of the
Neutrality Act were applied.
Mr. Roosevelt had withheld action
until today, on the advice of State
Department officials pending devel-
opments in the hostilities between the
two countries.
The United States has made repre-
sentations to the Spanish Government
over the recent establishment of mili-
tary control of the InterrgatiorjaIl
Zone at Tangier, overlooking Gibral-
tar, it was disclosed today.
The State Department said that
American Ambassador Alexander W.
Weddell made the representations at
Madrid on the basis of an old Amer-
ican treaty concerning rights in the
International Zone.
Draft-Leery Students
Avoid Lottery Boxes
Did you see how people steered
a wide course around those TAKE A
NUMBER booths that were located
on the diagonal yesterday? Three
weeks have passed since draft regis-
tration, but students are still leery

pletely around the Stadium to take
care of the additional demand.
They're coming not only to see
these two powerful squads, but also
to watch Tom Harmon's last gallop-
ing on the Stadium turf. The Hoosier
Hurricane ends his college career
next week in Columbus. This is his
last home stand.
According to the last minute weath-
er reports, the great Harmon will be
benefited by a fast, hard track. It's
the kind of going he likes. The only
times he has been partially stopped
this campaign have been over the
soggy sod against Illinois and Min-
Evie Plays Final Game
They're coming too to get a final
glimpse of Forest Evashevski, Ed Fru
tig, Ralph Fritz and the other three
seniors who make their farewell ap-
oearance here today.
For the first time this year, the
Wolverines enter a game without an
,nbeaten record to uphold. With
heir national championship' hopes
Stifled last week by the Golden Go-
.hers, Fritz Crisler's gridiron war-
iors have a new kind of battle on
heir hands today. It's a comeback
,attle in which all of the pressure
'hat automatically accompanies an
undefeated record has been lifted.
Last year under the same condi-
ions, after a stunning upset at the
lands of Illinois, the Wolverines
'ailed to bounce back and fell before
"he Minnesota juggernaut, 20-7.
Backfield Talent
Coach Waldorf brings to town a
:oaring Wildcat crew that sparkles
ivith backfield talent. They have al-
-eady made their comeback after the
3opher defeat by dusting off Illinois
last weekend, 32-14.
Headed by the heralded Bill de Cor-
revont, the Northwestern running at-
tack boasts more power than it can
use. Although the Wildcats have
rolled up only 56 first downs to 57 for
their enemy so far this year, the Pur-
ple has gained 943 yards by rushing
against 642.


Pledges To Be Feted
At Banquet Tuesdapf
More than 500 pledges of 40 gen-
eral fraternities affiliated with the
Interfraternity Council will be hon-
ored at the annual Pledge Banquet
at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in the main ball-
room of the Union.
Feature of the banquet will be the
presentation of the scholarship cup

- Daily Photo by Will Sapp
In the dressing room after their last practice bef ore the Northwestern clash, these Wolverine seniors
will make their final appearance in the Stadium tod-y against the Wildcats. In the upper picture Captain
Forest Evashevski is standing with Tom Harmon. Below them flankman .Joe Rogers (left) is laughing with
Paul Kromer and Ed Czak. Busy tying his shoelace in the bottom left picture is Harry Kohl, while Ed Frutig
is waiting for Ralph Fritz in the bottom right picture. ;
., * * N

Eight Wolverine seniors who have
done as much for Michigan football
prestige as any group of Maize and
Blue ridnmen thrnuh the on vears

guard, from ever drawing on a Maize
and Blue uniform
Just three scant
football seasons ago

been ground and crushed under the
mighty cleats of Ohio State, Michigan
State and Minnesota without once
being able to climb out of the morass
of mediocrity against these foes.

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