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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


Wolverine Cagers
To Meet Spartans


Squad Will Seek
Victory Of Year
Western Ontario

Fitzgerald To Start
In SpiteOf Injury
Banking heavily on a pair of six-
foot four inch beanpoles to fill the
places left vacant by last year's grad-
uated Varsity stars, Coach Bennie
Oosterbaan's Wolverine basketball
-team will raise the curtain on the
1940-41 hoop season against Michi-
gan State here at 7:30 p.m. today.
A crowd of approximately 5,000
fans, including a good-sized delega-
tion from East Lansing, is expected
to pack Yost Field House to witness
the thirty-second renewal of the Wol-
verine-Spartan rivalry.
Wolverines Hold Edge
Michigan holds a 28-13 edge in the
31-year old series and has won the
last four games since Oosterbaan took
over the Varsity coaching duties.
To lanky Jim Mandler and Bob
Fitzgerald will fall the task of filling
the shoes of Jim Rae and Charlie
Pink, leading scorers of last year's
quintet that twice defeated the Spar-
Mandler, an untried sophomore,
will be making his debut to Wolver-
ine basketball followers. The elon-
gated newcomer impressed Ooster-
baan with his ambidextrous shooting
ability from inside the foul line in the
early practice sessions, and has won
the assignment at center.
. Fitzgerald Will Start
Fitzgerald, who may be hampered
by a sprained ankle incurred in prac-
tice Thursday, is scheduled to start
at left forward. The towering Kala-
mazoo junior saw service as a re-
serve last year, and holds a slight
(Continued on Page 3)
Hockey Game Expected
To Provide Scoring Duel
The Michigan hockey team will go
after its first victory of the season
tonight when it meets the University
of Western Ontario squad at the
Coliseum. The game will start at
8:30 p.m. instead of the usual time
of 8 p.m. so that those who wish to
attend the basketball game and then
take in the hockey game will have
an opportunity to do so.
The Wolverines may be forced to
do without theservices of Bob Kemp
who is the latest addition to the sick
list on Eddie Lowrey's squad. Kemp
has a boil on his right leg which is
giving him considerable trouble but
he'll play if it's at all possible.
Scoring Duel Expected
Michiganrhockey fans should be in
for a scoring duel which may rival
last Saturday's opening game for
thrills. Eddie Lowrey's boys have
adopted the theory that a good of-
fense is the best defense and the
Western Ontario club is also touted
as a high-scoring outfit.
Both teams opened their schedules
(Continued on Page 3)
Page To Talk
At Lane Hall
Personal Religion, World
Problems To Be Topic
Rev. Kirby Page will speak on
"Personal Religion and World Prob-
lems" at 4 and 7:30 p.m. today at
Lane Hall under the auspices of the
Student Religious Association.
He is the author of 40 publications
translated into almost every foreign
language. Rev. Page is also widely.
traveled in foreign countries.
During the past two decades he
has appeared as a lecturer on more
than 300 colleges and university cam-

puses. During 1938 he was special
lecturer in Yale University's Divinity
School. Last June he received an hon-
orary, degree of doctor of divinity
from his alma mater, Drake Univer-
He is ordained a minister of the
Disciples of Christ or the Christian
Church. The lecturer will appear as
the first in a series of lectures on
religinn in relation to eutrent events.

Today Is Last Chance
To Get Senior Photos
Today is the last day on which
seniors may make appointments at'
local photographers for their pic-
tures for the 1941 Michiganensian,
John Cory, business manager, an-
Most of the studios have filled
their appointment schedules, Cory
said, but there are a few left before
Christmas. All photographs must be:
taken before that time. The studios
are offering a special credit of $2 on1
pictures for students other than their
regular 'Ensian photos.
New System
Is Introduced
In J-Hop Sale
Junior Application Blanks
Will Give No Preference
Or Bloc Reservations
Unfair methods of J-Hop ticket dis-
tribution, the " all night wait," will be
eliminated by the new application
method of purchase which will go
into effect from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday at the
League and Union.
Juniors who wish to purchase tick-
ets will fill out application blanks
at this time, although the actual pay-
ment and delivery will not be made
until one week after Christmas va-
cation. If the number of applications
exceeds the number of tickets, elim-
inations will be made by the lottery
No preference will be given to ap-
plication by their order of submis-
sion. No bloc reservations will be per-
mitted, as only one application to
each person will be allowed.
Applications will be mailed back to
those who submit them within a week
with either an acceptance or refusal
stamp. Those who receive acceptance
stamps are bound to make the pur-
chase when tickets go on sale.
Paul Sampson, ticket chairman,
stresses the following rules:
1. Each junior must present his
own identification card when sub-
mitting an application.
2. Only one application will be al-
lowed to each junior.
3. A self addressed stamped en-
vel must be included in the applica-
4. No money should be brought un-
til actual ticket sales begin.
5. Atfinal ticket sale, accepted ap-
plication must be presented.'
All questions about the new ticket
system will be answered by Paul
Sampson, 22551.
Anyone found scalping Soph
Prom tickets will be subject to dis-
ciplinary measures by the proper
authorities, Bernard Hendel, '43,
chairman of the Sopli Prom, an-
nounced. Holders of Prom tickets
should refer to the number on the
back, as numbers 95, 195, 299, and
300 will not be honored. Bearers of
these tickets should call Hendel
immediately at 2-4409.

British Ship
Reports Nazi
Raider Fled
Armed Cruiser Returns.
To Uruguay To Repair'
Damage From Battle
Fight Takes Place
In South Atlantic1
Montevideo, Uruguay, Dec. 6-(ZP)
-The 20,122-ton British armed mer-
chant cruiser Carnarvon Castle,
;teaming here to reapair the damage
lone her in a South Atlantic battle
with a masked German raider, broke'
her radio silence briefly tonight
to report that the Nazi craft's su-
perior speed had enabled her to es-
ape after "a stern chase."
The message added that the action
had been at long range and that the
Britisher had expended "consider-
able ammunition." Then the wireless
fell silent without having mentioned
the extent of the vessel's damage or
Studying reports of the action, a
naval expert here suggested that the
German commander probably was
following instructions in fleeing the
British, remarking:
"The mission of these raiders is not
to give battle to enemy warships but
to prey on lightly armed or unarmed
British officials here began arrang-
ing at once to provide quick repairs
on the Carnarvon Castle upon her
arrival, which is now expected to be
It was believed the German was
one of a group of vessels especially
equipped before the war began to
hound British shipping. These are
powered heavily, armed with the
most modern of 6.9 inch cannon and
are understood to be able to outrun
anything save a regular warship.
The Uruguayan government has
given the Carnarvon Castle permission
to anchor here, it was learned on
good authority, and the nets that she
was putting in indicated to some nav-
al men that another British ship per-
haps had taken up where she left off
in the chase of the Nazi vessel.
1 1
Old Destroyers
May Be Traded
Mexico May Receive Ships
For Naval Concessions
MEXCIO CITY, Dec. 6-(P)-An
authoritative source reported today
that negotiations were under way
for transfer of several old typeUnited
States destroyers to Mexico in ex-
change for use of Mexican naval fa-
cilities and other concessions.
This source said that while conver-
sations had been in progress for sev-
eral weeks between the state depart-
ment in Washington and the foreign
office here no agreement had yet been
Between six and 12 destroyers, sim-
ilar to those which the United States
dispatched to Britain in return for
naval bases in British Western Hem-
isphere possessions, probably would
be involved in the deal, should it go
through, it was said.
In exchange for the destroyers, the
source declared, Mexico probably
would make her naval bases avail-
able to the American fleet for fueling
and repair purposes.

ASU Notified
Of Probation
By University.
American Student Union's
Activities Are Suspended
For Indefinite Period
Margaret Campbell
Loses Scholarship'
The local chapter of the American
Student Union has been placed on
probation for "an indefinite period"
with the right to petition for a restor-
ation of its previous status after the
close of the current academic year,
the University announced in The
Daily Official Bulletin this morning.
According to the DOB the discip-
linary action against the ASU was
taken after the Subcommittee on
Discipline had agreed that the or-
ganization was guilty of charges
broughtiagainst it of having violated
University regulations.
Decision Reached
The decision was reached, the DOB
stated, after hearings at which both
Margaret Campbell, '42, executive
secretary of the ASU, and Harold
Norris, Grad., secretary of the ASU,
had been questioned.
Earlier yesterday Miss Campbell
was notified by the University
through the offices of Dean Clarence
S. Yoakum of the Graduate School
that an alumni undergraduate schol-
arship which she holds will not be
renewed after this semester.
According to Miss Campbell, who
was called to Dr. Yoakum's offices
yesterday morning, the reason for
the discontinuation of her scholar-
ship was her change of residence from
Saginaw to St. Louis, Mo., during the
past year. Dr. Yoakum told her, she
said, that this made her ineligible to
retain the scholarship which she
Dr. Yoakum described the action
as "coming at a peculiar time, but
having no connection with any Uni-
versity action regarding the Ameri-
can Student Union."
Miss Campbell said, however, that
she had been warned last month by
Robert O. Morgan, secretary of the
alumni association, that the schol-
arship would be withdrawn unless she
"ceased biting the hand that fed her."'
Refer To Previous Meetings
She referred to previous meetings
with Dr. Yoakum at which time, she
said, he assured her that her schol-
arship would be continued despite the
emoval of her parents from the
When informed late last night of
,he Committee's- action with regard
to the ASU Miss Campbell and Nor-
is released the following statement:
"Putting the American Student
Union on probation for the re-
mainder of the academic year is a
disciplinary action all out of pro-
portion to the seriousness of the
infractions committed. We are not
being punished for failing to get a
party approved by the Dean of Stu-
dents. We are not being punished
for changing our speakers on Arm-
istice Day. We are being penalized
for having spoken the truth as we
see it-for resisting efforts of the
University to silence our leaders,
for championing the cause of the
dismissed students, for protesting
the tuition raise and for speaking
effectively against war. We be-
lieve what President Ruthven said
last year: that it is "positively dan-
gerous to thwart the desire of young
people to reform the world. W
call upon the student body to recog-
nize the injustice of our punish--

ment and to urge reinstatement of
our organization."
Declines To Name Charges
Though the University declined to
name the charges on which the action
was taken, Miss Campbell and Nor-
ris indicated they probably were con-
cerned with alleged violation of regu-
lations pertaining to the reserving of
rooms for use by student organiza-
Yesterday afternoon at a hurriedly
(Continued on Page 2)

Of Paris

Embassy Clerk

Donations To Galens Drive
Total $860 On Opening Day

U.S. Maps Strong Protest
Against Nazis' Detention

At the end of the first day of the
Galens Tag Day Drive for crippled
children in the University Hospital,}
the collection amounted only $860 as
compared to more than $1,100 taken
in the first day of the drive last
It will be necessary forathe mem-
bers of the student body and towns-
people to contribute more heavily to-
day, the last day of the drive, if
enough funds are to be collected to
meet the budget set for this year.
A substantial increase will have
to be noted today said Percy J. Mur-
phy, '41M, chairman of the Drive,
if enough money is to be raised to
meet the operating expenses of the
Galens workshop for the crippled
children on the ninth floor of the
University Hospital.
Of course, Murphy said, we are
grateful for the contributions which
have been offered up to this time, but
there are a lot of "kiddies" who will
be very unhappy during the coming
year if certain operations of the work-
shop must be curtailed because of
a shortage of funds.
This is the twelfth annual drive
conducted by Galens, the junior and
senior honorary medical society, Ev-

er since the beginning of the work-
shop in 1928 many children have been
given instruction by a trained tutor
in the vocational arts. When they are
working in the shop, they forget
about their illnesses and develop their
The drive will continue all day to-
day with members of the society sta-
tioned in various points on the cam-
pus and in the downtown area ready
to give contributors their yellow tags
for a small voluntary contribution.
The pails have been emptied, Mur-
phy pointed out, and will be ready to
receive more of the generous offerings
of an ever-willing student body. Make
the drive a success by giving your con-
tribution today!
'Experts End
Meeting Here{

Debate Squad
Defeats Purdue'
Question Concerns Extent
Of Government Power'
Michigan's Varsity debate squad
won its second Western Conference1
debate of the season from Purdue,
University yesterday as Arthur Big-
gins, '41, and John Huston, '41, up-
held the negative of the question, "Re-
solved: That the powers of the Fed-
eral government should be increased."
Judged by Dr. E. C. Buhler of
Northwestern University, the debate
was the third in the series of Con-
ference debates on the University
schedule. Accompanied by Mr. Arthur
Secord of the speech department the
team met a two-man team on the
question of increase of activity and
powers of national agencies.
That the powers of the federal
government can only be changed by a
constitutional amendment was the
chief argument advanced by the Uni-
versity negative team.
Biggins received top honors as the
outstanding speaker of the contest, it
was learned.
Grads Will Hear Opera
The broadcast of Mozart's opera,
the "Marriage of Figaro" will be heard
at 1:15 p.m. today in the men's
lounge of the Rackham Building,
Robert Lewis, Grad., chairman of the
classical record concerts,, announced.
The Graduate entertainment com-
mittee will sponsor similar programs
of operas for the duration . of the

Personnel Men Discuss
Fair Length Of Work
Day ForEmployees
With the last session last night in
the Rackham Building, personnel1
men and plant superintendents from
several leading companies in the
metal trades concluded the third1
roundtable on determining a fair
day's work for employees. The confer-
ence was sponsored by the Bureau'
of Industrial Relations.
Main part of the discussion cen-
tered about the problems as they
confronted those plants which were
expanding in order to fulfill new con-'
tracts received from the government
in the defense program.
Such problems as how to make
changes with the least difficulty and
how to obtain maximum production
with the least waste and the fairest
returns to employees required de-
tailed study and careful considera-
tion by the group. Several of the
men who had already been confronted
with the problem, presented highly
specialized solutions as it applied to
their plant.
The conference consigered that
workers who are displaced or who
have to be put on different operations
should be raised to the same earning
power as before and as soon as pos-
sible. Any, employee, who wishes to
be shown the timing of his job, is
explained the process used. How to do
a more scientific job of determining
a fair day's work is the employers'
most pressing problem during the
expansion of his plant..
Exhibits To Open Monday'
Under the auspices of the Ann
Arbor Art Association and the Insti-
tute of Fine Arts, two-exhibitions will
be opened for a two weeks showing in
Alumni Memorial Hall Monday.

State Department Strives
To Clear Up ,Mystery;
Greeks Take Sea Port
Vital Italian Base
Surrenders To Foes
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.-)-,
Strong diplomatic protests to Ger-
many were indicated tonight as the
Jnited States sought to clear up the
mystery surrounding the detention
f Mrs. Elizabeth Deegan, a clerk of
he American Embassy in Paris, who
has been held by German authorities
here since Dec. 1.
Embassy officials in Paris, seek-
ing to learn the cause and circum-
stances of her detention, appeared
to have failed to penetrate the sec-
recy of the German Gestapo.
The Embassy was said to have pro-
tested to German diplomatic offic-
ials in Paris as soon as it learned Mrs.
Deegan was in custody. According to
reports received here, she was de-
tained after German police had in-
vited her t go to a Paris prison to
visit British prisoners. (The American
Embassy is handling British interests
n occupied France.)
. The last report received by the
State Department here on the case
was sent from Paris on Dec. 3, at
which time the Embassy apparently
had only indirect word that Mrs.
Deegan was "comfortably lodged."
The State Department announced
that "ppropriate action" was being
taken by the Paris Embassy.
Mrs. Deegan, a granddaughter of
a former U. S. Senator. from. North
Carolina, Jeter C. Prichard, had been
employed as a reception clerk in the
Paris Embassy since 1936. She pre-
viously had lived several years in
Italians Evacuate
Ports, Move Northward
ATHENS, Dec. 7-(P)-Trium-
phant Greek troops, overwhelming
Italian forces at the Southern Alban-
ian sea port of Porto Edda and near-
by Argirocastro, immediately pushed
on northward on the heels of the re-
treating Italians, a Greek government
spokesman said today.
Some units remained in Porto Edda
to list captured Italian armament.
Others drove units of the Italian
rearguard from hill positions north
of Porto Edda on the coastal road.
These Fascist units sought to protect
their legions escaping north toward
Chimara, the spokesman said.
"Heavy losses" were suffered by
the Italians vacating Argiroastro,
the spokesman said, and the Fascist
retreat all along the 100-mile Alban-
ian front was continuing he said.
The spokesman did not claim the
capture of Argirocastro officially, but
said its fall was expected hourly. The
Italians were in full flight toward
Tepeleni in that sector after "strong
but fruitless resistance," he said.
Greek arms also scored successes
in driving Italians from the heights
surrounding Moskopolis in the cen-
tral sector of the front, he said, and
chalked up victories in the northern
Pogradetz area enroute -toward El-
basani, important Italian headquar-
ters in central Albania.
Mussolini Receives
Badoglio's Resignation
ROME, Dec. 6-(P)-remier Mus-
solini accepted today the resignation
of "Italy's Hindenburg," 69-year-old
Marshal Pietro Badoglio, chief of the
General Staff before and after Fas-

cism, and replaced him with a tested
lieutenant upon whom he counts to
"break the back" of Greece.
The new chief of the General Staff
is General Ugo Cavellero, 60, recently
comparatively inactive.
No reason was given for the resig-
nation of the bald, somewhat pudgy
Badoglio, other than that it was "at
his own request."
Foreign circles were not too sur-
nrised, however, after the criticism

Bankers Must Change Methods
T. D. Morse Tells Conference

Negro Culture Is Not Basically
Savage, Herskovits Maintains

The old methods of mortgage lend-
ing have failed and will fail, True
D. Morse, of the Doane Agricultural
Agency in St. Louis told members of
the third Annual Bankers Study Con-
ference in the concluding session yes-
terday in the Union.
i Constant reform and progress must
be made, Morse continued, if the
banks are to take their proper place
in the communties they serve. Bank-
ers, he said, cannot afford to make
the same mistakes today that they
made back in the early days of the
depression when so many banks failed.
One thing the bankers of today
must do, Morse pointed out, is judge
their credit risks accurately. They
can do this by closely analyzing the

tories. In addition he told of his in-
quiries into the dependability of the
various crops raised on the farms in
his community.
After Mr. Rankin's comments a
round-table discussion was held and
the meeting was adjourned. The con-
cluding session was presided over by
Prof. Robert G. Rodkey of the School
of . Business Administration.
In the morning session, presided
over by T. Allan Smith, of Detroit,
the conference dealt with the subject
of "Bank Operations." Joseph Ver-
helle, of Detroit led the discussions.
Among the speakers at the third
business session were: Hal G. Vin-
cent, of Otsego, who spoke on "Our
Scheme Song-Profits;" Leon D. Rose
of Frankfort, who spoke on "The Ex-



Contrary to general belief, Ameri-
can Negroes did not descend from an
inherently savage and cultureless
race, Prof. Melville J. Herskovits,
chairman of the Northwestern an-
thropology department, told a Uni-
versity lecture- audience yesterday.
Maintaining that most studies of
the Negro question are mere cari-
catures of reality, Professor Hersko-
vits pointed out that historical and
psychological facts as found in West
Africa, the West Indies and South
America provide the real clues for a
solution to the problem.
"Two false assumptions are gen-
erally made about the Negroes," he
stated. "First, that the quality ofaAf-
rican civilization is basically savage
and undesirable, that the people are

uprisings in South America caused
several independent Negro nations to
be formed, he said.
"The Africans have a complicated
economic system, an orderly political
and social system and a well devel-
oped religious system," he asserted.
"Labor is greatly specialized and na-
tive art forms are extremely high."
Professor Herskovits said he could
not understand why white Americans
accepted the transplanting of Euro-
pean culture. in the New World and
simultaneusly regarded the Negro
heritage as extremely alien and sav-
"The culture of the African is tough
in the face of contact with the Euro-
pean just as the African people were
tough when subjected to European
diseases," he declared, and observed


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