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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


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Galens Crippled Children Drive Begins Today

Honor Society
Will Sell Tags
In Traditional
Medical Group Members
Will Be At Important
City And Campus Points
Today, Tomorrow
Funds To Support
Hospital Workshop
A determined drive to raise funds
for the crippled children in the Un-
iversity hospital will be held today
and tomorrow by members of Galens,
honorary junior and senior medical
Continuing a long tradition of the
society, members will be stationed in
various strategic points on the cam-
pus and in the downtown areas with
shining pails and will exchange tags
for any voluntary contributions.
This will be the twelfth annual
drive conducted by Galens to secure
funds for the workshop which they
maibtain on the ninth floor of the
Universtiy Hospital. This shop is
maintained so that crippled children
from the wards may work and amuse
themselves during their illnesses.
"The shop affords a medium of ex-
pression, giving these children, boys
an girls, a chance to prove and de .
velop their self-confidence," Percy J.
Murphy, '41M, president of Galens
said. A regular instructor in voca-
tional therapy is employed in the
shop to help guide the children in
their work.
The number of children using the
workshop has varied each year, ac-
cording to the number of children
in the hospital. Even children who
have to remain in a prone position,
Murphy said, have learned to fashion
some sort of toy.
No definite goal has been set for
the drive this year, Murphy stated,
but the society collected over $1700
last year in the rain and snow, and
we ought to be able to raise that much
'Negro In The New World'
Herskovits' Theme
Melville J. Herskovits, chairman of
the anthropology department of
Northwestern University, will give a
University lecture on "The Negro in
the New World" at 4:15 today in the
Rackham Amphitheatre.
Professor Herskovits went to Lon-
don on a Guggenheim Fellowship and
wrote a book entitled "The Economic
Life of Primitive Peoples." He has
made field trips to all the areas he
describes in his works.
Author of two volumes on the Da-
homeans of West Africa, he has made
extensive studies of Negroes in the
West Indies, Dutch Guiana, West
Africa, and the United States to dis-
cover all the aspects of their back-
ground and introduction into Amer-
He studies not only the biological
and anthropometrical sides of the Ne-
gro problem but the cultural and so-
ciological as well.
Among his several works are the
"The American Negro," primarily a
body measurement study, and num-

erous articles in the Human Biolo-
gist, the American Anthropologist,
the American Journal of Physical An-
thropology and many others.
Deanna Durbin Announces
Engagement To Producer
HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 5-( P)-Dean-
na Durbin's engagement to VaughnI

Rigor Mortis gets Bum's Rush


ASU Faces
Action Today
Investigation Of Alleged
Violations Announced
By Judiciary Council
University Officials
To Give Decision
University officials will take dis-
ciplinary action against the campus
chapter of the American Student
Union sometime today, following an
investigation of alleged violation of
University rules by that organiza-
tion,, it was learned last night from
the Men's Judiciary Council.
Announcement of the action will be
made by the University Disciplinary
Committee which met in a four hour
session Wednesday to discuss recom-
mendations made by the Judiciary
Council and to examine evidence
presented by ASU officials.
ASU Charged.
According to an explanation made
to The Daily by the Judiciary Coun-
cil, charges were brought against the
ASU sometime ago by University of-
The Judiciary Council, a student
body, studied the charges and recom-
mended a policy of action to the Dis-
ciplinary Committee, a faculty group
which has power to take official ac-
tion in such matters.
Margaret Campbell, '42, executive
secretary of the ASU and Harold Nor-
ris, Grad., were questioned personally
by the Disciplinary Committee.
Questioned last night, Miss Camp-
bell explained the interview thus:
Committed Infractions
"The ASU has committed a few
minor infractions of University Rules.
Since we expect treatment no dif-
ferent from any other organization
we will accept discipline commensur-
ate to the seriousness of the viola-
tions. But since the violations were
minor, many of them depending upon
interpretation of "what is the right
thing to do" the punishment must
necessarily be minor. We believe a
drastic curtailment of our activities
at this time would be another evi-
(Continued on Page 2)

FDR Approves

No Convoys
For Britain


Rigor Mortis, the renowned ghoul, was bodily ejected from the
Union Ballroom last night, where he was attempting to haunt a re-
hearsal of the Union Opera, "Take A Number." Miss Helen Ellis of
the physical education department, Opera dance director, is telling
Mortis to "never darken (or lighten) our doorway again," as strong--
arm men Jack Silcott, Grad., general chairman of the Opera, and
James Gormsen, '42, member of the cast, do the tossing.
* * *
Famed "houl Meets Downfall
At Hands Of Union Opera Cast

Dec. 5-(P)-President Roosevelt
announced today he would seek ear-
liest possible Senate approval of a
treaty with Canada for completion
of the Great Lakes-St.Lawrence Sea-
way and Power project as a means of
speeding up defense production and
creating a safe haven for ship con-
struction in the event of war.
The President's statement, read to
the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway
Conference here by Assistant Secre-
tary of State A. A. Berle, was hailed
by the organization's leaders as an
indication of victory in the 28-year
old battle for a deep outlet from the
Great Lakes basin to the sea.
John C. Beukema, chairman of the
Executive Committee of the National
Seaway Council, told the Conference
that he felt "the end of the road was
near" in the struggle to obtain com-
pletion of the seaway.
"It ranks first on any long time
program of national defense," he as-
Officials Reluctant
To Act On Convoy Plan
Dec. 5.-(IP)-Officials appeared to
be giving little consideration to the
idea of convoying - British Merchant
ships across the Atlantic or allowing
American vessels to take supplies to
Great Britain.
Despite concern over recent British
shipping losses and a desire to ex-
tend further measures of assistance,
it was indicated that the administra-
tion was reluctant at this time to take
such steps as these.
American ships are now barred
from entering the war zone by the
Neutrality Act, which was designed to
avoid a situation such as that which
played an important part in Ameri-
can entry into the World War.
Early in 1917, Germany lauched
its unrestricted submarine campaign
which led to repeated diplomatic pro-
tests from the United States and fin-
ally led to the. severence of diplomat-
ic relations. President Wilson, in ask-
ing for a declaration of war, gave
the submarine campaign as the pri-
mary reason.

t ". .
Greek Troops pushing steadily deeper into Albania through icy
mountains and snow covered valleys were 'reported by a Yugoslav source
to have dtriven the Italians from the strategic coastal town of Porto
Eddas (1) and were about to enter Argirocastro, also (1). The fate of
these towns is closely related to that of Premet (2) where the British
Royal Air. Force was taking a strong haned in the Greek offensive. An,
Italian attempt to drive east onto Phiorina, Greece was squelched by
Greek assaults which brought capture of the Italians' bases of Koritza
and Podgradetz (3). At the northern end of the mountain-broken
battlefront Greek troops were said to be forcing a continual Italian with-
drawal toward Elbasani (4), on the road, to Tirana (4), Albania's capital.
Alb anians Desert;.
British Deny Peace

Rigor Mortis "set in" ,at the Union
Opera rehearsal last night-and was
promptly ejected.
The famous ghoul, here for Con-
gress' Coffin Capers to be held to-
night, slipped into the Union Ball--
room one day in advance to haunt
the cast and get the lowdown on "this
opera stuff."
Mortis remained in the rear of the
ballroom until the rehearsal was well
under way, when he began issuing a
series of oaths which annoyed the
cast of the production. But it was
only when he began making threats
upon the lives of the various indi-
viduals connected with the opera that
he got the bum's rush.
He kept shouting "Wait until the
International Brotherhood of Ghosts,
Spooks and Banshees holds its con-
vention here tomorrow night. They'll
get you, you (here six words cen-
The ghouls's dislike for the opera
cast could not be attributed to eny-
thing except the fact that Rigor Mor-
tis is personally prejudiced against
all forms of pleasure and amusement.
Someone shouted, "Go get him,"
and there were cries of "throw him
out!" Mortis flew to the ceiling and
hung from a chandelier. His toe,
however, caught in, an electric light

socket and he fell to the floor howl-
ing with pain.
There he was grabbed by a fren-
zied mob of opera stars, and, at the
instruction of Miss Helen Ellis, of the
physical education department, the
Opera's diminutive dance director, he.
was heaved bodily from the ballroom.
The last words of the ghoul, as he
scrambled down the stairs were "I'll
get even, if it takes all my death!"
Mortis may have a chance, too,
because at the informal Coffin tap-
ers dance tonight, he will come in
open contact with Chandler Pinney,
'41, star of the Opera, who will sing
the songs from "Take A Number," ac-
panied by Sawyer's Orchestra.


Scoff At Good Risk'


WASHINGTON, Dec. 5-(iP)-High
official pronouncements that Eng-
land is a "good risk" for loans were
directly and hotly , disputed in the
Senate today by Senator Taft (R-
Ohio), who called such statements
"nonsense" and by Senator Clark
(D-Mo.), who said he was."very much
Meanwhile, Sir Frederick Phillips,
undersecretary of the British Treas-

Ferenczi Says U.S. Must Utilize
Population For Military Activity

Eugenic, psychological and social
aspects of population are becoming
increasingly vital to military activity,
Dr. Imre Frerenczi, noted migration
and population specialist of Geneva,
Switzerland, declared in a University
lecture yesterday.
"America must be awakened to the
technique of utilizing population for
military and industrial action," Pr.
Ferenczi stated. "The European de-
mocracies neglected keeping pace
with Germany and now face annihi-
Enumerating the mistakes of the
democracies, he observed that France
had to take the defensive against
Germany for lack of men and equip-
ment. As an example he pointed out

scribing how undisciplined French
refugees jammed the roads so that
the army was unable to make a stra-
tegic retreat.
"France waited too late to aug-
ment industry, to bring in laborers
from her colonies, and to utilize Pol-
ish and Spanish refugees for indus-
try," he said.
Explaining the Nazi method of re-
inforcing the military with strong ci-
vilian support, he told of Germany's
declassing independent artisans to
laborers, recalling Germans from for-
eign lands and taking Jews from con-
centration camps to work in factories.
One of the greatest factors of Ger-
many's success is her program of
birth increase," he said. "In 1932 the

ury, was in Washington to detail his
government's financial position to au-
thorities here. He is scheduled to
confer with Secretary Morgenthau to-
morrow. Morgenthau today repeated
the "good risk" statement, made
originally by SecretaryJones, the
Federal Loan Administrator, yester-
Taft not only objected, but bitterly
criticized the Treasury head's lend-
ing policy, asserting he had "lost all
sense of reason in performance of
his duty." If a pending loan from
the Treasury's stabilization fund to
the Chinese Government is carried
through, he said, Morgenthau will be
guilty of "usurpation of authority and
breach of trust."
Taft declared that he personally
favored a loan to China but such a
transaction requires Congressional
endorsement of the Senate and House
banking committees. He contended
this was insufficient to legalize the
loan. He quoted Morgenthau as hav-

ing promised some time ago not to
use the stabilization fund for loans
to foreign governments without first
seeking Congressional guidance.
Clark, commenting on the ques-
tion of loans to England, said tiat
country had received very large loans
from the United States during the
World War, had not kept up its pay-
ments, and had, called the lender,
"Uncle Shylock."
Informed that Morgenthau as well
as Jones had called England a "good
risk," he said "nobody cares what
Morgenthau thinks is a good loan-
he's never had a business transac-
tion in his life-but Jesse Jones is
a different proposition." He said he
was "very much startled" by Jones'

(By The Associated Press)
OCHRIDA, Yugoslavia, Dec. 5.-
Greek forces, said to be gaining even
more momentum in their counter-in-
vasion of Italian-held Albania, were
reported by Greek sources tonight to
have entered Porto Edda and expect-
ed to occupy Argirocastro tomorrow.
(Confirmation, is lacking from any
other quarter. Neither the Greek high
command and Athens sources nor
Rome dispatches have reported Greek
entrance into Porto Edda. Advices on
the Greek side merely have pictured
impending occupation of the two
At the opposite end of the moun-
tain-broken battlefront, near Yugo-
slav border, Greek troops, fighting
in snow and fog, were said to have
cleared their foe from the last posi-
tions on Kamia and Mokra moun-
tains, forcing a continued Italian
withdrawal toward Elbasani, on the
road to Tirana, Albania's capital.
Meanwhile, Albanian refugees ar-
riving in Yugoslavia declared that
Italy faced a general uprising in her
Albanian protectorate unless she
could deliver food and supplies. They
asserted that hundreds of Albanian
deserters from the Italian army were
hiding out in mountains and forests.
The reported new successes in the
astonishing Greek campaign would

mean virtual collapse of the Italians'
southern operations.
Thirty-nine days ago when this
Balkan war started Italian forces of
invasion in the southern sector were
aimed at capture of Ioannina, in
Northern Greece, and eventually Ath-
ans, the Greek capital, itself.
At the other end of the Albanian
front other Fascist columns attempt-
ed to drive east onto Phlorina, Greece,
3nroute to Salonika. This northern
rive was squelched by Greek assaults
which brought capture of the Itali-
-n's base, Koritza, and later Pogra-
Now, if the reports on Porto Edda
and Argirocastro are to be credited,
Italy has lost the principal sea gate-
Ivay into southern Albania and stands
,o lose her lAst remaining base in the
'rontier region for conquest of Greece.
Heavy fighting was reported in
3outher and central sectors of the
Albanian front with Italian aviation
attempting to stem the Greek ad-
Commons Votes Down
Peace Proposal 341 To 4
(By The Associated Press)
Britain's House of Commons voted
down yesterday by 341 to 4 a sugges-
tion from a minute leftist minority
hat she seek peace with the Ger-
mnans, and the public debate that saw
the proposal thus crushed was termed
'y a government spokesman "a sign
of our strength."
Three members of the Independ-
ent Labor Party submitted the mo-
tion, saying that since "there is no
certainty of a great military victory"
it would be well to seek an end to the
struggle "if necessary in 4 spirit of
"The alternative," said the Deputy
Government Leader Clement Attlee
for the immense majority, "is not war
and peace . . . it is war and what
kind of peace?"

Tax Law Change Would Cause
Economic' Shift, Stason Says

A change in the tax exemption I
features of the present income tax,
laws would cause a "wrench" in the
present economic structure, Dean E..
Blythe Stason, of the Law School
told members of the third annual
Bankers Study Conference at the
banquet last night in the Union. j
Such a "wrench" would be taken
care of by an adjustment in the econ-
omic system, he continued, and ev-

iness;" Eugene Lewis, of Detroit, on
"The Banks and the People;" and
Henry G. Weaver of Detroit. Prof.
Arthur Secord, of the speech depart-
ment, spoke at the luncheon yester-
day on "The Development of an Ef-
fective Personaility."
The conference will continue today
with the third business session at
9 a.m. in the Union. This session will

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