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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


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Nazis Warn


Buckeyes Spill The Hoosier Hurricane - But Not Often!

To Join Axis Bloc
As Rumania Signs
Von Papen Talks With Minister Saracoglo
On Acceptance In 'European Order';
Bulgaria, Slovakia Expected To Enter
ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 23.-(W)-German Ambassador Franz Von Papen
conferred with the Turkish foreign minister for nearly an hour tonight in
an interview in which the future of Turkey may have been decided.
The nature of the conversation Adolf Hitler's ace trouble-shooter had
with Foreign Minister Sukru Saracoglo was not disclosed, but it was pre-
sumed he delivered terms for Axis acceptance of Turkey in the projected
"new European order."
In an interview later with the official newspaper Ulus, Von Papen de-
nied he issued a statement in Berlin to the effect that Turkey should submit
to the new European order and that Russia is interested in naval bases on
the Persian Gulf. These'reports had been widely circulated in the Turkish
The German Embassy likewise declared without foundation reports that
Von Papen would fly back immediately to Berlin.
Saracoglo received Von Papen following audiences with the Greek and
British Ambassadors, who called separately.
The Turkish cabinet meanwhile discussed enforcing of regulations in
areas put under martial law yesterday.
Commenting on .Rumania's joining up today with the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo-
Budapest, axis, the Turkish radio said tonight: "It makes no difference; Ru-

This was a rare scene on the Columbus gridiron yesterday, but All-America Tom Harmon is shown being
stopped for no gain near midfield during the first period of the game in which the fighting Wolverines over-
whelmed Ohio State's Buckeyes, 40-0. This Associated Press photograph was wired from Columbus to Chicago
and sent by air express to Detroit, where the airliner was met by a representative of The Daily.

Retreating Italian Army
Is Split By Greek Troops

mania already is in German hands."<
However, the impending Berlin vis-
it of Bulgaria's Prime Minister and
Foreign Minister appeared to under-
line the gravity of the situation,
since Turkey has warned Bulgaria
not to adhere to the Axis, and, more
directly, to refrain from attacking
Yugoslavia or Greece.
'Drang Nach Osten'
Nears Dardanelles
BERLIN, Nov. 23.-(VP)-Rumania
entered the German-Italian-Japan-
ese Hungarian Axis today-and thus
the German march to the East moved
bloodlessly on to within 250 miles of
the Dardanelles-and word was put
about that Slovakia would sign up
tomorrow as No. 6 in that extraordin-
Bulgaria is expected to sign early
this week. Then nearly all Europe to
the Soviet outposts-save only em-
battled Greece and Turkey-would
be under the Axis pact or its influ-
Rumania, which until only recently
was in the British camp, joined up at
a stiff ceremony in the chancellory
which was distinguished by the ab-
sence of Adolf Hitler and the open
frigidity between her delegation and
that of another recent recruit, Hun-
In the glittering grand reception
room there were palable memories of
a recent axis-enforced revision of
territory by which Hungary got
northern Transylvania from Ruma-
German Picture
To Be Presented,
At League Today
The pre-Hitler German film "Cob-
bler Captain of Kopenick" will be
shown 3:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. today
today in the Lydia Mendelssohn The-
atre under the auspices of the Art
Cinema League.
Holders of the recent Douglas Fair-
banks series tickets will be admitted
free of charge to either of the per-
formances, although Albert Stutz,
Grad, manager, urges students to at-
tend the afternoon showing for bet-

British Cash
At LowEbb,
Lothian Says
NEW YORK, Nov. 23-(/P)-Lord
Lothian, British Ambassador to the
United States returned from his
bomb-battered homeland today with
the cryptic declaration that Britain's
financial problem was "becoming ur-
His country, he said, was "begin-
ning to come to the end of her finan-
cial resources."
The envoy was one of 14 passen-
gers who came from Lisbon on Pan-
American Airway's Atlantic Clipper.
Another Clipper, the Dixie, immed-
iately followed with nine passengers,
also from Lisbon.
Lothian foresaw a "difficult year"
for the British and an emphatic need
of all kinds of war materials, includ-
ing airplanes, munitions, ships and
"perhaps finance."
He emphasized that England "def-
initely does not need men" as part of
this country's assistance.

(By The :Associated Press)
SALONIKA, Greece, Nov. 23-(/P-
Greek troops, inspired by the fall of
Koritza, were reported today to have
split the retreating Italian Army in
two, driving a spearhead from the
Pindus Mountain sector straight
through the Fascist lines..
Military observers declared the
pursuit into Albania was so relentless
that the Italians were unable to form
a warfront for defense against fight-
ers of the nation they sought to in-
(The Greek Legation in Sofia, Bul-
garia, said it had been informed two
Italian divisions - about 24,000 men
- were surrounded south of Argiro-
castro, in the central Pindus sector.)
While the civilian population cel-
ebrated what was termed Greece's
greatest military victory since the
days of the ancients, the army -
fighting entirely on Albanian soil -
had started a three-pronged drive.
The Greek forces were drawing on
large stores of guns and equipment
captured in Koritza and it was re-
ported that Italian tanks manned by
Greek crews were being used in the
campaign in the north.
Officials here expressed the view
the recent victories give their forces

impressive strategic advantages. They
pointed out that, while Albania is
almost all mountainous, the river val-
leys - the only feasible travel routes
- run from the present Greek po-
sitions straight into the heart of Al-
bania and thence to the Adriatic.
In Koritza, the troops surrendered
the task of policing the city to 350,
gendarmes. Their instructions were
to restore civil life in the city to nor-1
mal as soon as possible.
Leahy Chosen
French Envoy
By President
New Ambassador Takes
Over Bullitt's Position;
Vichy Cabinet Pleased
HYDE PARK, N.Y., Nov. 23.-U)-
The selection of Admiral William D.
Leahy, retired, as ambassador to
France was announced today by
President Roosevelt.
Leahy, who climaxed a 42-year
career in the Navy by serving as
Chief of Naval Operations from 1937
to 1939, has been Governor of Puer-
to Rico since his retirement a year
The resignation of William C. Bul-
litt, present Ambassador to France,
has been in the President's hands
since Nov. 7. Its acceptance becomes
a matter of course.
Whether Bullitt would be offered
another Government position or
would return to private life, the tem-,
porary White House was not prepared
to say. It had not been determined
either, when Leahy's nomination
would be sent to the Senate. Pre-
sumably, he will be allowed time to
wind up his affairs in Puerto Rico.
Mr. Roosevelt had asked Gen. John
J. Pershing to become envoy to
France because of his close friend-
ship during the World War with
Marshal Henri Petain, head of the
Vichy Government. Pershing's doc-
tors forbade him to accept.
Dispatches from Vichy said offi-
cials there were "delighted" with the

Pauli To Talk
On Statistics,
Atomic Effect
Physics Dept. To Sponsor
Lecture About Nuclear
Relationships Tomorrow
Relations of the atomic nucleus to
statistics will be the subject of a Uni-
versity lecture by Wolfgang Pauli,
Professor of Theoretical Physics at
the Technische Hochschule at Zur-
ich, Switzerland, to be given at 4:15
p.m. tomorrow in the Rackham Am-
phitheatre under the auspices of the
physics department.
Professor Pauli who is now carrying
on work in the theory of atomic nu-
clei at the Institute for Advanced
Studies at Princeton, is noted as the
discoverer of the Pauli Exclusion
Principle which forbids two electrons
within an atom to move in identical
The Pauli Principle has led to a
satisfactory explanation of the Per-
iodic Table for the elements as well
as many results in spectroscopy.
Professor Pauli's lecture will deal
with the relation of the choice of
statistics to the magnitude of the
spin of the atomic nucleus. _____

Contest Features
Inspired Playing
Sellout Crowd Witnesses Power Display
Which Gives Buckeyes Their Worst
Drubbing Since 40-0 Setback In 1905;
Kriomer, 'Evy' Have Share In Scoring
(Special To The Daily)
COLUMBUS, OHIO, Nov. 23.-Michigan's thundering football forces
roared all over the Ohio Stadium today before winding up one of the greatest
years in Wolverine gridiron history.
With brilliant Tom Harmon leading the way, Michigan battered a com-
pletely demoralized Buckeye squad, 40-0, to carry off its seventh triumph of
the campaign.
In his final collegiate appearance, the Hoosier Hurricane treated a
sellout crowd of 73,648 spectators to a dazzling display of football, if there
ever was one.
All in all, he drove over the Ohio goal three times to smash Red Grange's
former Western Conference three-year touchdown record of 31, passed to
teammates for two of the other Wolverine tallies, place-kicked four points
after touchdowns, and maintained a punting average of 50 yards per kick.
Spark Behind Devastating Drive
If that were not enough, Harmon was the spark behind a devastating
Michigan drive that handed the battling Buckeyes their worst defeat since
1905 when the Wolverines trounced them, 40-0.
Michigan was an inspired football team today. It was alert, determined
and spirited. The Wolverines' complete superiority was never in doubt.
Even a steady autumn downpour failed to stop their merciless plun-
dering which netted two touchdowns in the first quarter, one in the second,
two in the third, and one in the fourth.
It was Michigan's battering, double-barreled attack that knocked the
Buckeyes' defenses into a state of dizziness. When Harmon wasn't smashing
off tackles or whirling around ends, Bullet Bob Westfall was crashing over
the cente: of an outclassed Ohio line.
Statistics clearly show how badly the Buckeyes were beaten this after-
noon. Michigan rolled up 22 first downs to Ohio's six. Wolverine backs
rambled over 299 yards of sloppy stadium turf through the rushing route
while the Buckeyes dented Michigan's adamant forward wall for only
82 yards.
In passing it was the same story. Harmon completed 11 out of 23
aerials for 148 yards while Don Scott, Francis Schmidt's heralded back-
field star, and substitute halfback Don Sexton found the mark on only four
out of 14 tosses for 33 yards.
'Shut The Gates Of Mercy'
Schmidt was handed a dose of his own medicine today. Nicknamed
'Shut the gates of mercy" because of his treatment of gridiron foes, the
Buckeye coach found the doors jammed closed when the powerful Wolver-
ines went into action.
It took Michigan 11 minutes to cross the Ohio goal line, but once Fritz
Crisler's battering rams hit pay-dirt, touchdowns followed with amazing
The first tally came on an 80 yard sustained drive. Westfall and Har-
mon alternated in tearing the Buckeye line to shreds before Terrible Tom
flipped a pass from the Ohio 28 to Paul Kromer, starting his first game of
te year at the right halfback post, and the Lorain Flash, grabbing it in
the left flat, roared to the seven be-
fore Ohio's Captain, Jim Langhurst,
ccessor: :ulled him down. From there it
took just one play, a power drive
over left guard by Harmon, to throw
i tedForeign the Wolverines out in front. His
. " attempted place-kick for the extra
mittee Chairman point dribbled off to the left of the
posts, but little did it matter. There
were more points to come, plenty
far of Administration support for more.
such a step. President Roosevelt said Just two minutes later, the Wol-
yesterday the question had not been verines scored again. With shades
discussed in the Government. of the renowned touchdown twins of
George was the unanimous choice two years back, senior Kromer
of the Senate Democratic Steering grabbed one of Scott's punts on his
Committee for the chairmanship of own 20, and behind deadly blocking
the Foreign Relations Committee, left by Harmon, Ed Frutig and Ralph
vacant by the death of Sen. Key Pitt- Fritz, who celebrated his 23rd birth-
man (Dem.-Nev.). A resolution for- day today, he raced into the clear
mally elevating him to the post will along the right sidelines, slid through
be presented to the Senate Monday. two Buckeye tacklers and scampered
George said he would call the com- 80 yards across the goal.
mittee into session Wednesday, and In the second period, the Wolver-
that he hoped to obtainefavorable ines' drive deep into Ohio territory
action at that time on a treaty affect- was climaxed by an aerial from Har-
ing customs of the Dominican Repub- mon to Evashevski which the Michi-
lI,. gan quarterback carried over from

The meeting of the Senate Demo- the 15.
cratic Steering Committee was the Thus three different Wolverine
only official business on Capitol Hill seniors, winding up their collegiate
today, but on the House side Speaker (continued on Page s)

Coast To Coast From Ann Arbor:
Barbirolli To Conduct Concert
Of Philharmonic Here Today

John Barbirolli will bring his world
famous New York Philharmonic-
Symphony Orchestra to Hill Auditor-
ium at 3 p.m. today for their second
Choral Union Concert.
Sponsored by the University Mus-
ical Society, the orchestra has chosen
a special program for Ann Arbor. It
includes Handel's "Concerto Grosso
in B-Flat," Op. 6, No. 7; the Mendel-
ssohn "Symphony in A major," Op.
90 (Italian); and the Sibelius "Sym-
phony No. 2 in D. major," Op. 43.
Two precedents are being broken
in today's concert. It is the first time
that the Choral Union recital has
been presented in the afternoon, and
the first time that such a concert
will be internationally broadcast.
Since the Philharmonic must give its

He'll Be Key Pittman's Sut
Sen.George Appc
Relations Com
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23. --()-
Sen. Walter F. George, veteran South-
ern Democrat, was selected today to
be chairman of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee and immediate-
ly declared he would pursue a policy
of working in "close harmony" with
the State Department.
In a talk with reporters, the grey-
haired Georgia Senator also indicat-
ed he thought it would be unwise to
seek Congressional action at this ses-
sion on "controversial matters" in the
field of international relations.
"It will be difficult to maintain a
quorum," he said. Only 45 Senators
-four less than the quorum neces-
sary for transaction of business-at-
tended yesterday's Senate meeting.
George's attitude appeared to rule
out the possibility, talked by some
ICan.rC of ,nrinn of this c.raionn

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