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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication
VOL. L. No. 56 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1940 Z-323

PRICE FIVE CENTS

U.S Offlicials
Are Reported
Considering
Credit Grants
Nine Government Heads
Said To Be Discussing
War Loans To Britain
British Committee
May Be Sent Here
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3--M)-The
whole question of British financial re-
sources and ability to buy war ma-
terials in this country was reported
authoritatively to have been thecause
and chief topic of a meeting today
of nine of the most important of-
ficials in the government.
According to this source, it was
not a meeting to decide whether the
United States should lend money to
Britain, but more to take an account-
ing of the situation resulting from
British contracts, now aggregating
more than $2,500,000,000 and expected
to rise to $4,000,000,000 next year.
Another source, who seemed to have
the same idea, said he understood
all British purchases, present and
prospective, were tabulated and an-
alyzed.
Lothian's Statement
It was, one indicated, the aftermath
of the controversy stirred up by the
recent statement of Lord Lothian,
British ambassador, that Britain was
running out of the means of buying
American products, and needed fi-
nancial as well as material aid.
The reported nature of the meet-
ing also seemed to fit the news that
came out here Saturday that the Brit-
ish shortly would send an official
mission to this country to survey the
financing problem. A possible ex-
planation of today's gathering was
that the United States was setting up
a committee to join this British mis-
sion in the study-a study which is
expected to develop vital information
of the very nature for which a num-
ber of Congressmen are demanding
investigations.
Significance Uncertain
The only certain thing about to-
day's meeting was the attendance,
which alone was significant because
nearly every time a similar gather-
ing of so many high oficials has oc-
curred in recent months, some im-
portant, step in the "aid-to-Britain"
policy has been announced very soon
afterward. Such meetings preceded
the trade of navy destroyers for At-
lantic bases the announcement that
Britain woud be allowed to order
12,000 more warplanes, and the re-
lease of four-motored bombers to
England.
"These people don't get'together to
talk about peanuts," is the way one
conferee put it, referring to the fol-
lowing who were closeted in the
Treasury.
Clare Boothe's
Anti-Nazi Play
Begins T onight
"Margin for Error," Clare Boothe's
anti-Nazi murder mystery play will
open at 8:30 p.m. today in the Lydia
Mendelssohn, presented by Play Pro-
duction and the Department of

Speech. The run will continue to-
morrow night and through Saturday.
The story concerns the murder of
a Nazi consul and differs from the us-
ual mystery in that the crime is com-
mitted before the eyes of the aud-
ience. The "margin of error" referred
to in the title questions whether the
German government allows for such
a margin in the activities of its con-
suls.
This is the third play to be offered
by the drama group this semester;
those }receding were "Three Men on
a Horse", and "The Bat." The first
play, as well as "Margin for Error"
was directed by Prof. Valentine B.
Windt, while Prof. William P. Hal-
stead directed "The Bat."
Miss Boothe is also the author of
"Kiss the Boys Goodbye" and "The
Women." Her new book "Europe in
the Spring" was published shortly
after her return from abroad.
"Margin for Error" ran for 100 per-
fanm-n n nc at' nf tPr n'n flrax An,,, and

State Bankers
To Meet Here
In Conference
First Study Session Opens
With Address By Griffin
At Union Tomorrow
All Banking Phases
Will Be Discussed
Michigan bankers and trust of-
ficials will gather in the Union to-
morrow and Friday for the meetings
of the Third Annual Bankers Study
Conference, held under the joint
sponsorship of the University, the
State Banking Department and the
Michigan Bankers Association.
First session of the Conference will
open at 9:30 a.m. and will feature
a greeting to the delegates by Dean
Clare E. Griffin of the School of
Business Administration. Next meet-
ing, a Conference study session, will
open at 10:15 a.m. and feature cn-
sideration of "Bank Operating C6n-
trols and Audits." Speakers will in-
clude Clarence Schafer of Chesaning,
J. H. Reinking of St. Joseph and
Herberf Strasler of Detroit.
Luncheon tomorrow noon will fea-
ture an address on "The Develop-
ment of an Effective Personality" by
Prof. Arthur Secord of the speech
department. The second study session
will open at 3 p.m. and take up "Pub-
lic Relations," "Soliciting of Banking
Business" and "What Services a Bank
Can Render and Receive Pay For."
The annual banquet tomorrow eve-
ning will be held in the Union, and
the Varsity Glee Club will furnish
music for the dinner. Dean E. Blythe
Stason of 'the Law School will ad-
dress the group at the banquet on
"Tax Problems Confronting the
Banker."
"Bank Operations" and two other
topics to be selected after the open-
ing meetings will be discussed at the
third study meeting, scheduled to
open at 9 a.m. Friday. Friday after-
noon's business session, final assem-
bly of the Conference, will take up
"Mortgage Loans," featuring an ad-
dress by True D. Morse of St. Louis,
Mo.
The proceedings of the conference
will be prepared and published in
bulletin form by the School of Busi-
ness Administration.
Opera' Sellout
Appears Likely
Best Seats For Production
Going Fast, Silcott Says
The first day sale of tickets to
the Union Opera's production, "Take
A Number", opening Dec. 11 and
continuing through the 14th recorded
the equivalent of a sellout for a sin-
gle performance, Jack Silcott, Grad.,
general chairman of the production
announced yesterday.
A word to the wise should be suf-
ficient, but it wouldn't be amiss to
warn prospective buyers to hurry and
buy their ducats if they hope to get
choice seats, Silcott added.
Tickets may be purchased at this
time by sending a check or money
order to the box office of the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre. The box of-
fice will be open to accommodate
direct sales on Monday, Dec. 9.

Meanwhile a committee headed by
Art Treut, '41A, is visiting fraternity
houses as part of the advance ticket
sale. Most of the house managers
have agreed to put the cost of tickets
on house bills, Silcott said.
Mexico Considers
EnglishFriendship
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 4.-(1P)-Pres-
ident Camacho's new foreign minis-
ter, Ezequiel Padilla, said tonight
Mexico is "considering with great
interest the possibility of renewing
interrupted (diplomatc) relations
with Great Britain."
Mexico broke relations with Lon-
don when Great Britain sternly ob-
jected to expropriating of British-
owned oil-properties in 1938.
Asked about the possibility of
recognizing Generalissimo Franco's
Spanish government, Padilla said,
"We are going to study the situa-
tion."

Medical Society Plans Tag Dayr
STo Benefit Crippled Children

Greeks Reported Nearby
Vi'tal Albanian Sea Base;

Galens 12th Drive Seeks
To Bring Joy, Happiness
To Handicapped Kiddies
When you see a man on the cam-
pus Friday or Saturday with a shin-
ing, galvanized pail, he will be a
member of Galens, honorary junior
and senior medical society, partici-
pating in the annual Galens Tag
Day Drive.
For twelve years members of this
society have sold tags and used the
proceeds for the benefit of the crip-
pled children in the University Hos-
pital. Each year at Christmas time
with the money they raise, Galens
brings happiness and good cheer to
these children who have no other way
to amuse themselves except by work-
ing in the Galens shop.
The main purpose of the Christ-
mas party is. to see that everyone of
these "kiddies" has plenty to eat,
plenty of fun and lots of toys. The
ninth floor of the University Hospit-
al at the time of the party is the
happiest place in the building, re-
sounding with the gleeful shouts of
happy children.I
It is with the furgds raised during,
the drive that the Galens workshop
continues to exist and it is in this

Gerhart

Seger

Will Discuss
Fifth Column
Ex-Member Of Reichstag
To Describe Subversive
Elements In America
"The German Fifth Column," a
description and warning of subversive
elements in this country, will be the
topic of an address by Hon. Gerhart
W..Seger, former member of the Ger-
man Reichstag, to be given at 8 p.m.
today in the Rackham building.
Sponsored by the Ann Arbor branch
of William Allen White's Committee
to Defend America by Aiding the Al-
lies, Mr. Seger will be giving his third
University lecture this year.
A former member of the Committee
of Foreign Relations of the Reich-
stag and a prominent editor in Ber-
lin, Mr. Seger was one of the first
to be confined to a concentration
camp in 1933. His experiences of in-
ternment inspired his book, "Orian-
enburg," which sold 224,000 copies,
and was translated into English, en-
titled "A Nation Terrorized."
At the time of his arrest, Mr. Se-
ger's wife and child were interned
in a concentration camp for men until
action on the part of women in Brit-
ish Parliament brought about their
release. Mr. Seger escaped from Or-
anienburg into Switzerland.
He is now editor of the German
weekly "Neue Volkzeitung," which
has a national circulation. While
waiting for citizenship papers, Mr.
Seger has delivered nearly 800 lec-
tures in 42 states of this country.
Roosevelt Sails
ABOARD USS MAYRANT, Dec. 3
-V!P)-President Roosevelt shoved off
from Miami aboard the cruiser Tus-
caloosa today and headed for the
Caribbean Sea, indicating he had
only a general idea of where he
would go. He parried questions about
whether he would inspect air and
naval sites acquired from England.

workshop that these crippled children
forget their beds and their illnesses
through the joy of making toys.
For those who aren't fortunate
enough to get permision to work in
the shop, the others supply the toys.
With the help of an experienced in-
structor, they are taught to draw
patterns, paint various designs and,
in some cases to operate the machines.
Out of their beds, working with their
hands, they forget their illnesses and
build up their self-confidence.
In response to the need for a candy
and cigarette stand Galens estab-
lished a Newsstand in the lobby of
the Hospital, the proceeds of which
are used to help maintain the work-
shop and for a visual education pro-
gram for the medical school.
No goal has been set for this year,
but the society will try to top the
$1,700 figure taken in last year.
Imre Ferenczi
To Speak Here
On Population
Swiss Expert Will Discuss
Effect Of Present War
On Nations' Man Power
Dr. Imre Ferenczi, noted Swiss
population and migration expert, will
deliver a University lecture on "War
and Man Power" at 4:15 p.m. to-
morrow in Rackham Lecture Hall
under the auspices of the economics
department.
Formerly lecturer on social policy
at the University of Budapest and
for many years technical advisor to
the municipality of Budapest, Dr.
Ferenczi has lectured at the Grad-
uate Institute of International Stud-
ies and at numerous other European
institutions.
He has been carrying on his study
of migration and population problems
at the International Labor Office
for the past 20 , years and distin-
guished for the international view-
point of his work.
Author of a work on the Synthet-
ic Optimum of Population, Dr. Feren-
czi has collaborated with the National
Bureau of Economics Research and
is a contributor to Encyclopedia Brit-
tanica and the Encyclopedia of the
Social Sciences.
U.S. Shipyards Get
Orders From English
(By The Associated. Press)
LONDON, Dec. 3-The British dis-
closed today they have turned to
United States shipyards with an order
for 60 new freighters to meet their
most immediate menace-Nazi raids
from on, above and below the sur-
face of the sea.
In addition, Ronald H. Cross, the
youthful minister of shipping, told
the House of Commons: "Old but
serviceable United States vessels, in-
cluding vessels belonging to the mari-
time commission, have been and will
continue to be purchased for the
British flag as opportunity offers."
Britain's own figures and acknow-
ledgements, entirely aside from those
broadcast by the Germans, made it a
black Tuesday for Britain at sea.
Another cabinet member, food min-
ister Lord Woolton, declared in a
speech: "We must have speed! speed!
speed! . . . and ships! ships! ships!"

17 British Merchantmen
Sunk By German Subs
Yesterday, Nazis State
15 In Single Convoy
Go Down In Battle
(By The Associated Press)
BERLIN, Dec. 3-German subma-
rines swooping against British ship-
ping yesterday sank 17 merchantmen
-15 of them in a single convoy-
totaling more than 131,000 tons and
a 17,000-ton auxiliary cruiser which
went down with her guns spouting,
the Nazi High Command announced
today.
Besides these which it declared
sunk for sure, two others aggregating
16,000 tons probably were sent to
the bottom, today's communique said,
adding: "Thus on Dec. 2 submarines
alone sank British shipping totaling
over 160,000 tons."
In the attack on the convoy the
U-Boats were reported to have
dodged shell fire from a strong cruis-
er and destroyer protecting force to
destroy 110,000 tons of ships. The
other two possible victims were in this
conyo i.
Despite "energetic fire" from the
sunken cruiser and the other ships
shepherding the convoy, the com-
munique said the submarines got the
range and rammed home their tor-
pedoes.
Midlands Main Target
Of Luftwaffe Attack
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON Dec. 4. (Wednesday)
The German Luftwaffe broke off its
attacks on London and a western
Midlands town shortly before mid-
night last night in the thick of dirty
flying conditions.
The Midlands town apparently was
the main objective, although the
raiders flew over Wales and other
provincial areas and paid London
fleeting "nuisance" visits, dropping
bombs in the face of heavy anti-air-
craft fire.
The Midlands raid, of comparative-
ly short duration, was the first on
that town in several days. Principal
damage reported was to shops and
homes.
Raiders were reported early from
South Wales and Southwest and Mid-
land English towns.
Baxter To Show
Alaskan Pictures
Professor Dow V. Baxter, of the
Forestry Department, will present
technicolor pictures of Alaska in an
illustrated lecture at 4:15 today in the
Amphitheatre of the Rackham Build-
ing, at the Graduate Coffee Hour.
The subject of Professor Baxter's
lecture will be "Wild Life in the
Yukon Country in Relation to Alas-
ka." Following the address, there will
be a round table discussion. Professor
Baxter has spent the last seven sum-
mers in the north studying forest
cathology.

Bonelli Asks
Subsidization
of Art In U.S.
"The young American singer will
have only one chance in a million for
operatic success until our government
subsidizes art." declared Richard Bo-
nelli, leading baritone of the Metro-
politan Opera, in an interview last
night in Hill Auditorium.
Commenting upon the fine calibre
of artists in this country, the grey-
eyed, heavy-set singer, who is Amer-
ican born, called them the "finest
in the world," and asserted that the
best instruction in singing also may
be had in our metropolitan cen-
ters here.
"Europe after World War I was not
the art and culture center it was be-
fore," Bonelli pointed out," and since
then the grand old masters of the old,
meticulous schools have for the most
part died as a generation. And now
with the second upheaval-there is
little to be gained in European study."
"However," Bonelli continued ser-
iously, "there is too little opportunity
right here for our fine singers to
perform." He went on to compare the
European procedure of 40 week opera
seasons to our own 16 week period,
and explained that an American ar-
tist struggling for success has no
chance to learn 20 or 30 difficult op-
eratic roles here because he is given
no opportunity for extensive exper-
ience.
We need mores opera companies,
more public interest," the singer con-
cluded, "and a Department of Arts
and Sciences at Washington."
Group To Meet
On Industrial
Relation Work
Problems From Technical
Changes In Factories
Theme Of Conference
The third in a series of roundtables
on the problem of "Obtaining Em-
ployee Acceptance of Methods, De-
velopment and Production Stan-
dards," sponsored by the Bureau of
Industrial Relations, will be held to-
morrow and Friday in the Rackham
Building.
The roundtables follow a definite
outline which has been prepared on
the basis of a field study at twenty
selected companies. This outline cen-
ters upon the industrial relations as-
pect of methods and time- study work.
This constantly necessary techni-
cal change which takes place in in-
dustry is desirable, John W. Riegel,
director of the Bureau of Industrial
Relations said, but it causes certain
"stresses and strains" between em-
ployers and employees. Certain em-
ployees have to be shifted about from
plant to plant or to different sec-
tions of the plant, causing them great
concern.
These conferences are designed spe-
cifically to deal with these problems
Reigel pointed out, and to enable
company representatives to gain ideas
from others, as well as to test and
compare their ideas with others. How
to set up productions standards, he
stated, so that everyone is asked to
do a reasonable amount of work, is
the most important thing to deter-
mine at these meetings.

U-Boats Claim Huge

Toll

Troops Near Porto Edda
As Fascists Flee; Claim
Victories 09 All Fronts
Last Enemy Force
In Albania Trapped
(By The Associated Press)
ATHENS, Dec. 4. (Wednesday).-
Greek troops have advanced to with-
in a nile and a quarter'of Porto Edda,
the Italians' southernmost sea base
in Albania, a government spokesman
declared early today.
In that area, he said, the Fascists
were retreating rapidly.
He reported, too, that Greek gains
were continuing along the entire
front despite bad weather and stub-
born Italian resistance at some points.
Claim Occupation Of Heights
. One important advance claimed
was occupation of the heights north-
east of Libohovo, some six miles
southeast of Argirocastro, the Italian
supply base.
In the center of the front, the
spokesman said, the Greeks seized the
Plateau of Platovouni, "where our
men crushed strong enemy nesist-
ance."
Capture of some 100 prisoners in
that sector-specifically in the region
of the town of Premet-was claimed,
and the spokesman said that as the
Italians retreated one of their "Hoice"
companies was decimated and a cap-
tain, another officer and "what was
left of the company" were made pris-
oner.
Down Italian Planes
The Greek - High Command said
Greek bombers had successfully at-
tacked storehouses behind the Fascist
lines, setting big fires. Two Italian
planes were declared shot down to
one Greek loss.
Earlier, a general advance into
Albania had been claimed for Greek
soldiers moving acrdss battlefields
wet with snow and rain.
The "most important" thrust, a
government spokesman said, was that
of the Left Wing, which was report-
ed to have advanced beyond Porto
Edda in an encircling movement
that threatened to trap the last
Italian fighting force in the south-
western tip of Albania.
Marriage Talk
Will Be Given
Dr. Greene Will Deliver
Sixth Public Lecture
Dr. Katherine Greene will delive
the sixth supplementary lecture of
the Course in Marriage Relations at
7:30 p.m. today in the Women's
Lounge of the Rackham Building.
The announcement was incorrect-
ly made in yesterday's Daily.
The lecture and the discussion that
will follow will consider problems and
questions related to recreation in the
family. The general public is invited
to attend.
The supp'lementary lectures are de-
signed to expand the scope of the
regular series of Marriage Lectures.
Tomorrow evening Prof. Marvin L.
Niehuss of the Law School will lead
a discussion of the Law of Domestic
Relation in the final supplementary
lecture of the series.
Michigan Suffers
First Severe Cold
Of Winter Season

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Heads High, Literary Il en --You're

'Tops'

In Coeds

Date Preference

By S. R. WALLACE
The Lit School boys are the best
and the Dentists the worst.
And thus the Michigan coed has,
declared herself for posterity-for in
a representative poll of 150 women
yesterday the statistical results
shoxv~l that the campus' feminine
contingent most likes todate the
men in the College of Literature,
Science and Arts and least likes to
date men in the School of Dentistry.
The engineers ran a bad second
in the "good escort" class, and the
foresters came in only two points be-
hind the leader in the "no good"
classification.
Most of the reasons advanced by
coeds for choosing the Lits as their

were: they're rarely seen at campus1
social events, and therefore not satis-l
factorily prolific daters, they are too
colorless as personalities, and too anx-
ious to talk shop.1
Most of the women want it under-
stood, however, that their reasons are
based on personal experience with in-
dividual dates in the various schools,3
and that they do not intend to con-
demn the groups collectively but in-
dividually. Each admits that the
right man in any school isn't hard to
take!
The question as presented to them
read: "In which schools do the men
you most like to date study, and in
which school are the men you least

the Forestry School, 20 for the Col-
lege of Engineering, 2 for the Music
School, 1 for -the Medical School, and
1 for Ictheologists, or whatever school
they belong to.
Here are some of the comments of
various coeds for the record, but they
were given with the proviso that the
groups mentioned in derogatory man-
ner be generous enough not to black-
list them!
Elise Clark, '42, who liked the Lits,
but not the Medicos: "A woman seems
to have more common interests with
the Lit men. I like Meds least be-
cause for the most part they're older,
and too studious to be entertaining."
Beverly Sadwith, '42, who liked
io,,,,,achit no r~f inictc *"T'hp law-i

IvMichigan experienbed its first se-
Metraux To Speak vere cold wave of the pre-winter sea-
son yesterday and the weather bu-
At Cerele Francais reau said the frigid blasts would con-
tinue at least another day.
Le Cercle Francais will meet at: Temperatures dipped to record-
7:30 p.m. today in Room 402 of the breaking lows in several cities. In
4 he some sections of the state light snows
Romance Languages Building to hear were falling.
Guy S. Metraux, '42, of Lausanne. Sault Ste. Marie reported 14 de-
Switzerland discuss "The Provinces ofgSulwSte reote embde
France." grees below zero-coldest December
3 on record-amid forecasts of an
A student in several Continental early freeze-up of the St. Mary's

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