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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication

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Regents Accept
$14,000 Gifts
To Augment
Dental, Medical Schools,
Sorosis, 3 Trust Funds
Receive Financial Aid;
Total Of$15,800 Given
Sabbaticals Granted;
Randall Is Honored
At its December meeting yesterday,
the Board of Regents ac!'epted for
the University more than $15,800
in gifts of which approximately $14,-
000 will go to scholarship funds.
In addition, ten members of next
year's Dental School freshman class
will be awarded one-year grants cov-
ering tuition of $320, the Regents
ruled in establishing the tuition
Of the scholarship donations ac-
cepted by the Regents, largest was
a grant of $6,000 from Galens, hon-
orary medical society, to be awarded
at the rate Qf $1,000 annually be-
ginning Nov. 1, 1940. This money will
be used for the Galens Loan Fund,
designed to aid needy medical stu-
Croul Scholarship
Five thousand dollars was accepted
from the estate of Charles B. Du-
Charme, late member of the Board in
Control of Physical Education, to
establish the Elwood Croul Scholar-
ship Fund, from which interest will
provide grants to graduates of the
Westminster School entering the Un-
The Marguerite Knowlton Bursley
Scholarship Fund of $2,000 was ac-
cepted as a memorial to the late Mrs.
Bursley. Given by Dean Joseph A.
Bursley, Miss Anne Bursley, Miss
Margery Knowlton Bursley and Mrs.
Rebecca Bursley Winder, the fund
will be used to provide scholarships
for members of Collegiate Sorosis,
Mrs. Bursley's sorority.
Baird Endowment
The Regents accepted, as well, a
grant of $1,448 from James Baird
of Tucson, Ariz., to be added to the
Baird Endowment Fund. This gift
will bring the Fund's assets to a
total of $23,000. An anonymous grant
of $1,115 to the Rackham Post Grad-
uate Medicine Fund was also accept-
ed by the Board.
The retirement of Prof. Harrison
M. Randall, chairman of the physics
department, was announced by the
Board, to be effective at the end of
this semester. Professor Randall, who
has reached the University's retire-
ment age of 70, has served the Uni-
versity 40 consecutive years as a
member of the faculty.
Honoring him, the East Physics
Building has been renamed the "Ran-
dall Laboratory of Physics." Named
to succeed Professor as department
chairman was Prof. Ernest F. Barker,
appointed by the literary college Ex-
ecutive Committee.
Williams Retires
Also to retire at the end of this
semester is Prof. Neil H. Williams,
a veteran faculty member of 32 years
service as a teacher in the physics
Seven leaves were granted to mem-
bers of the faculty by the Board.
Prof. John W. Bean of the physiology
department was granted a second
semester sabattical leave for research
at the Universities of Buenos Aires
and Rio de 'Janeiro. Prof. Dow V.

Baxter of the forestry school was al-
so granted a second semester sabat-
Prof. H. R. Crane and Dr. James
L. Lawson, both of the physics de-
partment, were placed on a half-sal-
ary basis from December 1 until the
end of the first semester. Theother
half of their salaries will be paid by
the National Defense Research Com-
Prof. John A. Van den Broek and
Mr. William Telfer of the engineer-
(Continued on Page 2)
Goodfellows -- Monday
New Ski Club To Slide
Into Action With Movies

'Santa' Arrives For 5,000 Kids

Britain Has Nazis, Fascists
In Bad Spot, Simpson Claims

-Photo by obry Studio
"Saint Nick" Evashevski was the center of attraction Atthe annual
Interfraternity Council Christmas Party yesterday afternoon in Hill
Auditorium, a gala event that opened the Holiday Season for Ann Arbor's
school children.

More than 5,000 laughing, shout-
ing, excited school kids filled Hill
Auditorium yesterdayrafternoon for
the initial 1940 appearance of Santa
Claus in Ann Arbor-the third an-
nual Interfraternity Council Christ-
mas Party.
They began sraggling into the.
Auditorium long before the official
opening time of 4 p.m., in little groups.
of three or four, and it was only the
promise of refreshments as the pro-
gram ended that persuaded the.
children, delighted by more than an
hour of gala entertainment, to leave,
The movie program which opened
the entertainment was well-received
by the kids, but it was the appear-
ance of Santa Claus-Football Cap-
tain Forest Evashevski-that made
eyes bulge and mouths drop open.
The big quarterback remained be-
sieged by young admirers, through-
out numbers by the Varsity Band,
Magician Charles Forbes, '41BAd,
and the University Tumbling Club.
None of the kids realized who was
taking the part of Saint Nick, and
Evie was showered with requests for
dolls, air-guns, wagons, skates, "a
tie for daddy and a new dress for
mother." Each kid who approached
the patron saint of Christmas had
Knudsen Urges
Plane Speedup
As Output Lags
NEW YORK, Dec. 13--(P)-Assert-
ing a speedup of defense production
was imperative, William Knudsen,
Defense Commissioner disclosed to-
night that aircraft output was lag-
ging 30 per cent behind production
schedules made up last May.
"Frankly," he said, in a prepared
speech for delivery before the Na-
tional Manufacturers Association,
"we are not doing anything compared
to the forecast by the manufacturers
and the commission in July, and
our hoped-for production figures for
Jan. 1, 1941, of 1,000 planes per
month, have to be scaled, down by
30 per cent to be correct."
Knudsen warned his audience,
composed largely of leading industry
and labor industrialists, that any fail-
ure on the part of industry and la-
bor to co-operate for the utmost
speed in defense production might
have grave consequences for the na-

a chance to talk with him, and each
kid was quizzed as to his behavior
during the past year.
Magician Forbes mystified the
children, drawing "ohs" and "ahs"
from them as he made caged birds
disappear, drew glasses of water from
empty cloths and caused lengths of
ribbon to change color and multiply
in length. The acrobatics of the
tumblers started rapt attention, and
the kids-almost breathless with ex-
citement-sang Christmas carols
with the Band.
Be A Goodfellow
Plea OfGuilty
Falsification Charges Held
DETROIT, Dec. 13.-(P)-Former
Mayor Richard W. Reading pleaded
guilty today to a Federal charge of
making false statements to a bank
Reading pleaded innocent to an-
other charge, - perjury, contained
within an indictment returned last
Oct. 4. He had been scheduled to
go on trial next Tuesday. Federal
Judge Frank A. Picard deferred sen-
The indictment charged Reading
with making a false statement to
B. C. Schram, receiver for the First
National Bank-Detroit, in October,
1937, a month before he was elected
mayor. The sworn statement listed
Reading's cash assets at only $100,
whereas actually, the indictment
charges, he had $30,000 in a safety
deposit box. Schram was seeking at
the time to collect a $16,000 claim
against Reading held by the receiver-

(Associated Press Staff Writer)
Berlin rumors that another person-
al meeting between Hitler and Mus-
solini is in the offing do not occasion
any surprise.
Il Duce's plight is obviously so ser-
ious as to call for pocketing his pride
and sending an SOS to his Axis mate.
A crisis of some sort is shaping up
for him.
The Berlin rumor that Mussolini
was on the way there was followed
quickly by reports of Hitler's de-
parture for an undisclosed destina-
tion. It may be Brenner Pass again.
That seting for the telling of the
1sl To Face
Cagers Today
At Field House
Easy Workout Is Expected
For Wolverine Squad
In Pre-Vacation Clash
An easy workout should be in store
for Coach 'Bennie Oosterbaan's
Michigan basketball team tonight at
Yost Field House when the Varsity
cagers entertain their Ypsilanti
neighbors, Michigan Normal, at 7:30
In the light of the Wolverines' op-
ening performance against Michigan
State last Saturday, tonight's game
should be just one of those things
-a big timer taking on a little fel-
low for a sparring partner in prep-
aration for some important future
The Ypsi tilt will be the last soft
spot in the Varsity schedule for a
long time. Starting Thursday of next
week, the Wolverines will launch a
stiff vacation slate which calls for
them to meet Notre Dame, Butler,
Princeton and Pittsburgh within ten
Varsity Unbeaten in Series
Michigan has never lost a game to
the Hurons on the five occasions that
the two have met on a basketball
court since 1930, and only once in
the history of the series has Normal
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Goodfellows - Monday
Grant Canadian Passage
To U.S. Student Draftees
Students who are draft registrees
and must travel through Canada on
their way home for vacation by train
will not need special permits from
their local draft boards, a railway
company announced last night.
All trains passing through Canada
will be bonded by the railway com-
pany and passengers will not be
questioned by immigration authori-
ties, the company stated.
Since the bonded trains allow no
one to get on or off in Canada, stu-
dents of draft age are promised a
completely unmolested passage.

sad story that Il Duce must relate
would at least save him the ignom-
iny of going hat in hand to Berlin
for help.
And he needs help, quickly. Inti-
mations of spreading defeatism in
Italy seep through Rome's censor-
ship. Fascist Party strong-arm
squads are reported to have been
mustered to deal with defeatists in
third-degree fashion.
Just what Hitler can or will do
questionable. Any direct military
help for Italy might jeopardize Hit-
ler's own war effort against England.
Months of German air and sea
attack on England did not prevent
massing of men and material in
Egypt for the expanding British of-
fensive. Italian ill success against
Greece has made the Balkans more
of an unpredictable powder keg than
ever. If Hitler dropped a war spark
there it might blow up in his face
and expose his Rumanian oil re-
sources to British air attack.
British bomber forces aiding the
Greeks are now in easy striking dis-
tance of the Rumanian oil fields.
Bulgarian and Yugoslavian neutral-
ity has served to keep them off thus
far. It seems questionable that Hit-
ler col ld consider sacrificing that
protection just now.
Yet he would have to march
through one or the other neutral
state to outflank the Greeks press-
ing Italy toward a crushing disaster
in Albania. There is no route save
the air from German or Italian aid
to the beleaguered Fascist army in
Goodfellows - Monday =
Swim Squad
To Face Penn
Wolverines Are Favored;
Sophomores To Start
(Special To The Daily)
BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 14. - The
greatest swimming team Matt Mann
has ever produced opens its 1940
dual met season here tonight in the
Buffalo Athletic Club against an
underdog University of Pennsylvania
The Wolverines, ten strong, rolled
into town last night from Ann Arbor
bristling with confidence and packed
with dynamite. Already unbeaten in
18 dual meets over two seasons, the
Michigan squad is a top-heavy fav-
orite to brush aside the challenge of
the courageous Quakers.
Penn finished a disastrous sea-
son last year ending up in the cellar
of the Eastern Intercollegiate League
with no victories in six dual meets.
Tonight's battle will start both teams
on their way for the new season and
it looks like the Quakers will start
right where they left off, on the
wrong side of the ledger.
The Red and Blue team, riddled
by graduation and ineligibilities, will
(Continued on Page 3)

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Admiralty reports said that British ships in the Mediterranean Sea
(near 1) bombarded focal points of the Italian retreat at Saalum and
Bardia (small arrows), while large forces of Italian troops were cap-
tured in the "Libyan noos" of Western Egypt. This "noose," British
said, was effected by sudden attacks (arrows) from the desert: (2)
through captured Sidi Barran; (3) against the front south of Sidi-
Barrani and (4) by a thrust at the Italian right flank which swept
around northward to the coast at Bubuk. British claimed capture of
at least 30,00 prisoners. Shading locates approximate positions of
remnants of Italian troops in Egypt.
British And Greeks
Entrap Tousands
(By The Associated Press)
CAIRO,, Egypt Dec. 13.-The great shock power of Britain's Imperial
Forces of the Middle East-troops, navy and air force---was declared today
to be driving the last lingering Fascists out of Egypt, and to the fleeing
and much reduced Italian Army the British command applied the flat
word "beaten?"
"Only remnants" of the major foarce led last September by Marshal
Rodolfo Gra7iani into the Egyptian coastline still hold out there, said Gen-
eral Headquarters, and these were declared withdrawing in a desperate
rearguard act.ion toward Italian Libya.
(Reuters, British News Agency, reported the British had seized the entire
stock and fuel and, food which the Italians had assembled for their Egyptian
.The capturo, of uncounted thousands of Italian soldiers, for a total of
perhaps 30,000, was reported, the British attempting to give no precise
figure officially because of the wide extent of the area of isolated battles-
500 square miles of sand and rock. Among these captives were five generals.
The first phase of the British offensive-a spectacular example of desert
fwarfare-was clearly nearing an end, and there were signs that after a
necessary breather to repair damage to machines and rest the British
troops the operation might be turned into a counter-invasion of Libya.
This word was given an Associated Press correspondent aboard a British
destroyer, who told, too, of the mighty and continuing British offensive
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. I

Final Election


Plans For Monday


Annual Drive

Count RevealsR
(By The Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.-Presi-
dent Roosevelt polled 27,241,939 votes
to win the first third term in the
nation's history last Nov. 5, when a
new record of 49,808,624 ballots were
Wendell L. Willkie, the Republi-
can candidate, received 22,327,226.
Final official figures from 46 states
and unofficial totals from Nebraska
and Rhode Island, as compiled by
the Associated Press, show the Chief
Executive's plurality of 4,914,713 was
the smallest of any candidate since
1916 when Woodrow Wilson won re-
election over Charles E. Hughes by
only 591,385.
Although losing, Willkie hung up
a record popular vote for the Repub-
licans, exceeding by 935,036 Herbert
Hoover's previous high mark of 21,-
392,190 in defeating Alfred E. Smith
in 1928.
Minor parties as a group-with
239,459-polled fewer votes this year
(Continued on Page 6)

ties said had put the fleeing Fascists
along the Mediterranean. coast un-
der one of the most destructive naval
shellings in history.
This sea campaign, supporting the
British armored units which fell so
suddenly upon the Italians in their
fortified bases along the coast, sent
many thousands of Italians in dis-
ordered flight.
The British fleet, throwing six to
15-inch shells, started at Matilka, 15
miles to the east of what had been
Graziani's strongest advance base at
Sidi Barrani, and smashed it in an
hour's firing.
Fascist Forces Caught
By Greek Movement
(By The Associated Press)
ATHENS, Dec. 13-The Greeks
were reported edging desperately-
fighting Italians back against the
sea tonight in a two-pronged drive
that threatened the last two ports
of escape for Fascist forces in south-
ern Albania.

By Goodfellows Nears Completion)

Defense Contract
Awarded Ford Co.
Despite Protests
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13--(P)-The
long controversy as to whether firms
accused of violating the Wagner Act
should be denied defense contracts
came to a head today wit? the dis-
closure that Sidney Hillman, labor
member of the Defense Commission,

Plans were proceeding apace yes- 1
terday for the Sixth Annual Good-
fellow Drive to be held on campus
Monday, according to Laurence Mas-
cott, '41, chairman of the Drive.
Lists of Goodfellow salesmen were
being reported by the heads of var-
ious campus organizations and honor
7rwo years ago the leaders of the
Goodfellow Drive discovered Dr.
Katherine L. Crawford, the first Ne-
gro woman ever to receive a medical
degree from the University, living
in a dingy, tiny apartment in dire
need of financial assistance.
Dr. Crawford, who was graduated
with the class of 1898, began the
practice of medicine here immediate-
ly following her graduation, but a
conspiracy of circumstances worked
,iifoA.Vrahlv aginst her until in her

Fnd, the Bureau set about helping
Dr. Crawford.
Soon she was able to move into
a home with friends, and to have her
own room there. Members from the
Bureau persuaded her to take meas-
ures to preserve her health. They saw
that she secured a special kind of
shoe, so that she could walk out and
visit her friends. From contribu-
tions to this year's Fund, they are

planning to purchase a radio for
In 1938 Dr. Crawford was living
on a 30 dollar a month pension from
the Old Age Assistance Bureau.
Twenty-five dollars of this amount
went for rent, leaving only five dol-
lars for food and other incidentals.
At that time she was deriving a small
income from a property investment,
but the returns from this had been
steadily dwindling in late years.
Dr. Crawford was forced to give
up her local practice after only two
years because of family difficulties.
In the next few years she traveled
from state to state, including Cali-
fornia and Florida, practicing only a
short time in each place. She met
prejudice against woman doctors, a
lack of reciprocity laws allowing per-
sons to practice in a state where
they had not been specifically au-
thorized to follow their profession


Can You Sing --?
It's Carol Time
Tomorrow Night
All students are invited to par-
ticipate in the Annual Carol Sing
sponsored by the Student Religious
Association at 9 p.m. tomorrow at
Lane Hall.
Everyone is asked to bring an in-
exnensive washable gift as a con-

Despite fresh troops thrown into
the vital Klisura Pass protecting
Tepeleni and the heights around
Coastal Chimara and Palermo, dis-
patches from the front said the
Greeks pushed steadily on, taking
new prisoners and inflicting heavy
losses on counter-attacking foes.
(An exchange telegraph dispatch
to London said the Italians were
evacuating Tepeleni after a fierce
fight and British military circles said
the capture of that town and Kli-
sura remained "merely a matter of
Klisura lies about ten miles north-
east of Tepeleni, which is an import-
ant junction of the road leading to
the port of Valona. The Greeks yes-
terday said Valona, second in im-
portance only to Durazzo, was vir-



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