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W eather
Light rain and warer.


Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


How Good Are Y o u,
Mi . American Voter~



Prof. Randall
Chosen To Be
Henry Russel
Lecturer In '41
Highest University Award
Is Given For Research
To Physics Professor
News Announced
To Faculty Men
Prof. Harrison M. Randall of the
physics department was announced
as the Henry Russel Lecturer for
1941 at a meeting of the Research
Club last night in the Rackham Ant-
Widely known in scientific circles
for his research in the field of high
temperatures and of measurements
in the infra-red region of the spec-
trum, Professor Randall has also
won distinction for the administration I
of the University's Physical Labora-
tory, which he has directed since
The Henry Russel Lectureship, the
highest honor that can be given to
a member of the University faculty,
is based on a bequest from the late
Henry Russel of Detroit, of the Class
of '73. It is annually awarded to the
faculty member who is judged to have
attained the highest distinction in
the field of scholarship.
Professor Randall received the
Bachelor of Philosophy degree from
the University in 1893 and his doc-
toral degree in 1902. After high school
teaching at West Bay City and East
Saginaw, he joined the University
staff in 1899. He became a full pro-
fessor in 1916.
Professor Randall's work at the
Physical Laboratory has resulted in
the development of a general research
program by the departmental staff,
stressing spectroscopic work and re-
search on the atomic structure.
The East Physics Building was re-
cently dedicated as The Harrison M.
Randall Laboratory of Physics in his
honor, and he was made professor
emeritus of physics at the December
meeting of the Board of Regents. He
will retire as the chairman of the
physics department at the end of
the first semester.
Dr. Frank N. Wilson of the Med-
ical' School was the 'winner of the
Lectureship in 1939. Dr. Frank H.
Bethell of the Medical Schooleand
Prof. Edgar M. Hoover of the econ-
omics department shared the junior
Varsity Quintet
To Battle Irish
At South Bend
Notre Dame Provides Test
As Unbeaten Wolverines
Invade Indiana Tonight
Michigan's undefeated basketball
team will resceive its first real test of
the season tonight at South Bend
when the Wolverines open a stiff
vacation schedule ' against Coach
George Keogan's Notre Dame quil-

At the conclusion of practice yes-
terday, Coach Bennie Oosterbaan
named a squad of 11 players to make
the first lap of the Varsity"s an-
nual vacation trip, which also in-
cludes encounters with Butler, Pitts-
burgh and Princeton.
The list included: Forwards Mike
Sofiak. Bob Fitzgerald, Bill Herr-
mann, Bill Cartmill and Hal Wester-
man; centers Jim Mandler and Pen-
ny Morris; and guards Capt. Herb
Brogan, George Ruehle, Jim Gris-
sen and Leo Doyle.
Oosterbaan had planned to in-
clude Joe Glasser on the travelling
squad, but the big Oklahoman was
confined to the infirmary with a
heavy cold until yesterday, and was
in no condition to join his mates for
the trip.
The.Irish will be favored to avenge
two straight setbacks at the hands
of Micgan when the two teams
meet tonight for the fifth time in
their series. Keogan's hoopmen have
already played four games this sea-
son and have won three, their only

10 Michigan Men To Undertake Trip
To New York Tomorrow In Hearse

Italian Retreat Into Libya
Reported By British RAF;
Logan-Walter Bill Killed

William Rockwell, president of Men's Congress, and organizer of a lugubrious non-stop Ann Arbor-New
York trip in a dilapidated 1931 hearse, tosses some luggage into the depths of the vehicle-right where the
coffin stand was once located. Jim Carey, 44E, holds the door open for him.

Ten men in a hearse-
That's how 10 Michigan men will
travel when they hit the road for
home tomorrow in a remodeled 1931
funeral hearse salvaged from a De-
troit junk yard for $50.
But the atmosphere in this hearse
will be anything but funereal. The
interior has been completely re-
vamped. The coffin stand has been
torn out and is replaced by a auto-
mobile seats and beds. Besides this,
there is a kerosene stove for heat and
coffee, a food larder and radio.
Owner of the heavy eight-cylinder
high power automobile is William H.
Rockwell, '41, Congress president, who
is in charge of the cooperative ven-
ture. The ten will share gas, oil, and
food expenses.
The Ann Arbor-New York trip will

Opera Script '
Deadline Set
Material Due April 28,
Gormsen Announces
James Gormsen, '42, newly ap-
pointed chairman of next year's
Union Opera, announced yesterday
that scripts for ther next show will
be dueMonday, April 28.
The comedy book, which is to be
turned in to Gormsen by that \ate,
is to be written to play a whole
evening. Since the past two operas
have been concerned with college life,
Gormsen suggested that the new;
shows skirt this sort of plot and
touch on some original subject. Mu-
sic for the show will not be called
for until after the script is chosen
next semester.
Any further information on the
type of material wanted may be had
by calling Gormsen at 24551. The
deadline date has been set for one
week after the Easter adjournment.

be non-stop . . . that is. no stops save
for gasoline, and all that goes with
gas stations. If driven right, Rock-
well explains, the funeral car will
give 10 miles for each gallon of gas.
"What do you mean, gas expense?"
he asked . . . "think cf the volume of
this undertaking . . . that crate will,
hold 17 men, but we don't want to
crowd ourselves so we're only taking
ten." They expect to make New York
in 24 hours. And they're coming back
that way too.
All of the students are from East-
ern states and will take turns driv-
ing, sleeping. The three who sit in
the driver's seat will wear morticians'
high black hats. There is no siren.
Rockwell denied that they were tak-
ing Scotch along as embalming fluid.
"We're all set," Rockwell said,
"we can do 75 mph . . . once we get
this thing rolling . . think of the
weight . . . and besides, no car can
pass a hearse . . . state law, you
know.". His biggest worry is how he
is going to maneuver the car in fast
city traffic. The hearse is longer than
many trucks and is "considerably
more difficult to steer."
Rockwell is no novice in the art
Messiah' Record Set
Offered To Students
The University Symphony Orches-
tra, under the baton of Thor John-
son, the Choral Union Chorus of
300 voices, and four distinguished
professional soloists presented the
annual Yuletide performance of
Handel's "Messiah" last night in
Hill Auditorium.
The "Messiah" prformance was
recorded, as is the usual custom each
year. Students who wish to pur-
chase the record set are asked to
contact Dr Charles A. Sink, presi-
dent of the University Musical Soci-

of giving used car dealers a few dol-
lars and driving away with a car
that well adapts itself to the needs
of the campus. Last year he gave a
New York salesman $10, and went
home with a 1930 station wagon once
owned by John Pierpont Morgan. He
also owns an ancient Dodge and Mod-
el T Ford, but regards the hearse as
the pride of his fleet . . "after all,
it is the newest!" It is a custom-built
Meteor, powered by a Continental
motor. The original price was $5,000.
Those going with Rockwell include
Edward Fried, '41; Harold Osterweil,
'41; Dave Zaron, '42;.Jim Carey, '44E;
Taiseo Luokkalla, '44; Henry Kas-
sis, '44; Al Blaustein, '42; Bertrand
Smith, Grad., and Irving Jaffe, '43.
Most of the boys are members of the
Brandeis Cooperative House.
Student's Guilty
Plea Refused
District Attorney Orders
Psychopathic Test
Thaddeus A. Szymanski, '41E, the
student who was arrested Tuesday
for refusing to fill out a draft ques-
tionnaire on the grounds of pacifist
principle pleaded guilty at a hearing
before J. Stanley Hurd, United States
Commissioner in Detroit yesterday
but Hurd refused this plea and a
plea of innocent was entered for
him. a
John C. Lear, United States dis-
trict attorney, explaining his action
in requesting Hurd to do this said,
"Under an innocent plea, I can order
a psychopathic examination for
Szymanski has been released on
$500 bond for examination Jan. 3.
At one time he served for a year
and a half in the ROTC. The explan-
ation heygave for the apparent con-
tradiction between this and his more
recent beliefs was, "At that time my
views were in a state of flux. They
have solidified during the last two
years, partly as a result of the events
He said he was not a member of
any religious group that objected
to its followers participating in war,
but that he followed the teachings
of the Fellowship of Reconciliation,
a New York pacifist organization. He
said, however, that he was not a

House Upholds President's
Veto Of New Legislation
Directed At Agencies
Government Pushes
Plan For British Aid
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18-(P)-The
Logan-Walter Bill, to broaden juris-
diction of the courts over the activi-
ties of administrative agencies, was
killed today when President Roose-
velt vetoed it and the House upheld
the veto.
With a two-thirds majority needed
to override the veto, House propon-
ents mustered only 153 votes on the
roll-call test, 23 less than their
strength on original passage, while
127 voted to sustain the President.
The House vote made unnecessary
any action by the Senate, which had
passed the Bill originally 27 to 25.
Rep. Walter (D-Pa.), who had
sponsored the legislation with the late
Senator Logan (D-Ky.), said he would
introduce the same bill again at the
next session of Congress starting Jan.
3, but in the meantime a report is
expcetcdc from a special committee
which doubtless will influence fur-
ther legislative efforts.
The committee, headed by Dean
Acheson, Washington attorney, was
appointed by the attorney general a
year ago at President Roosevelt's
direction to review the entire admin-
istrative pocess and recommend im-
provements, including any needed
legislation. Mr. Roosevelt said in his
message that its report would go to
Congress "in a few weeks."
War Loan Legislation
Pushed By Administration
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18-()-
While Secretary of State Hull urged
that America's arms production be
speeded up toward a war-time basis,
administration aides on Capitol Hill
prepared to push for legislation im-
plementing President Roosevelt's plan
to lend war implements to Britain.
One expert estimated that this
plan, under which the United States
would take over futureBritish war
orders, pay for the materials itself
and lease them to Britain, might
add about $2,500,000,000 to the $15,-
000,000,000 authorized and appropri-
ated by the present Congress for
United States defense.
How the additional financing
would be handled was not officially
explained, but Secetary of the Treas-
ury Morgenthau already has asked
Congress to increase the national debt
limit from $45,000,000,000 to $60,000,-
000,000 or $65,000,000,000. The last-
named figure, financial experts be-
lieved, would boost the Government's
borrowing powers enough to cover
British war requirements, at least in
the near future.
Hull disclosed at a press confer-
ence that he had been urging that
the production of arms, planes, ships
afid other materials be brought as
nearly as possible to a war basis.

* * * .
Pres. Ruthven
Issues Annual
Yule Greeting
"To some it may seem that this
cannot be a particularly pleasant
Christmas time, in view of the un-
happy conditions which exist over
a large part of thedworld. Man's
long struggle to produce a civ~iliza-
tion which will insure a reasonable
amount of peace, happiness, and
security for all has apparently
failed. Just as we were priding,
ourselves on the distance we had
traveled from a stage of barbarism,
we were plunged into an era of
cruelty, deceit, oppression, whole-
sale murder, and destruction, the
like of which has never before been
"In these dark times I would re-
mind you of two things from which
we may gain hope. The bodies of
men may be easily destroyed but
not their hopes and aspirations.
Our slow progress toward a moral
society has received many setbacks,
but every pause or recession has
been followed by an advance.
"We may conclude then that this
is no time for discouragement. We
may justifiably cling to faith in
man's ability to improve his status
as a communal being, insist upon
the reality of social progress, and
rejoice that we have at least en-
tered the "age of conscience." In
this belief I extend to you my best
wishes as we celebrate the birth-
day season of the Prince of Peace.
May you have true happiness in
abundance-the happiness which
renders men and women just, true,
honest, and thoughtful of others."
All members of the publications
staff of Perspectives, campus lit-
erary magazine, are requested to
meet at the Publications Building
at 4 p.m. today. Exchange letters
and other correspondence must
be taken care of before the Christ-
mas adjournment.

England's Forces Attack
Easterninost Fascist Base
Left In Egyptian Desert
Petain Government,
Nazi Envoy Confer
CARO, Egypt, Dec. 18-(P)-An
Italian retreat westward along the
Libyan coast toward Dern, 150 miles
within the colony, was reported to-
day by Royal Air Force observers
while the British army closed in on
the Mediterranean port of Bardia,
Libya, the easternmost base left to
the Fascists in their disastrous Egyp-
tian campaign.
Bardia itself appeared surrounded
and doomed to imminent fall to the,
British, whose dusty armored cars
were reported to have cut communi-
cations to the west. From the east,
thousands of fresh imperial troops
brought in from Egyptian desert
camps stormed the other end of a
closing pincer which imperiled sev-
sral Fascist divisions.
The British command had put a
sngle sentence In desription :-"Op-
eratibns in the Bardia area continue."
The reports of British pilots, how-
ever, drew a picture of Fascist flight
over a vast area-from Bardia to
Tobruk, itself more than 70 miles
from the Egyptian frontier and the
strongest Italian base in Libya, and
on to the west from there toward
The Italian columns were reported
under machine-gun attack by Brit-
'sh plane.
While the offensive of the western
desert thus proceeded, a British dent
nto Italian East Africa was reported
by general headquarters.
Petain Moves Toward
Collaboration With Nazis
VICHY, France, Dec. 18-(IP)-With
Pierre Laval apparently restored to
an active if unofficial place in
French-German dealings, the Petain
government tonight conferred new
powers up on Fernand De Brinon,
whom Laval had established in Paris
as "Ambassador of France" for pur-
ooses of collaboration with the con-
Official sources indicated they con-
sidered the "Affaire Laval" as closed
aow that Otto Abetz, Adolf Hitler's
-nvoy, has returned to Paris, taking
with him the deposed "crdwn prince"
of the Petain regime.
Laval's friends thought he actually
would resume French-German nego-
tiations in Paris, although Vihy
government sources insisted he had
ao official mission.
Band Attends
Kunz Farewell
The 100 members of the University
Marching Band will attend a fare-
well party for their drillmaster, Lt.-
Col. Robert M. Kunz, 8 p.m. today at
the Union.
Given by Prof. William D. Revelli,-
;onductor of the band, and Lieuten-
ant Kunz as a last get-together for
the group before the latter leaves for
his new post at Fort Monmouth,
N.J., the informal smoker will feat-
ure sound films and refreshments.
Lieutenant Kunz joined the Uni-
versity Band this fall, and was re-
sponsible for the marching forma-
tions exhibited by bandsmen at foot-
ball games during the gridiron sea-
son. His successor will be named
some time after the Christmas ad-
journment. The Lieutenant leaves
for New Jersey Feb. 2.

Germans Reported
Sending Italy Troops
NEW YORK, Dec. 18.-(P)-The
Columbia Broadcasting System to-
night reported receipt of a wireless
message from Belgrade, Yugoslavia,

1941 Senate Parley Chairman,
Committeemen Are Announced

Social Work Integration Needed
iAnn Arbor, James Declares


The names of the parley chairman
and members of a Campus Wide Co-
ordinating and Continuing Commit-.
tee were announced yesterday by
William Todd, '42, general chairman
of the Student Senate's annual win-
ter parley, which will be held Jan.
"It will be the purpose of this new
committee to work with the Senate
on. the parley by offering suggestions
and arousing the interest of various
campus organizations as a continu-
ing body between parleys," Todd
explained. The students selected to
serve on the committee are Robert
S. Reed, '42, William Elmer, '41, Ed-
ward Walpole, John Devine,-'41, Al-
vin Sarasohn, '41, Ward Quaal, '41,
Annabelle Van Winkle, '41 and Ellen
Rhea, '41.
.Todd acnrding to narley tradi-

man at the symposium that deals
with America's role in any future
Doris Merker, '41, will lead the dis-
cussion Saturday afternoon on the
place of extra-curricular activities in
college life. The fraternites and
sororities panel will be led by Wil-
liam Sessions, '41. Helen Corman,
'41, will have charge of the panel
on the proper function of student
The Saturday evening session will
be divided into three vertical for-
ums on the general subject "License-
Charles Boyton, '42, Lee Perry, '42
and Douglas Gould, '41 will preside
over ,panels which will discuss this
topic in connection with the national
scene, the position of academic free-



(Editor's Note: This is the second in
a series of articles based on a survey of
Ann Arbor's social service and leisure
time agencies conducted here recently
by a group of experts.)
Understanding of Ann Arbor's so-
cial problems and of the necessity of
comprehensive community planning
is essential on the part of citizens to
bring about coordination and in-
creased effectiveness of private and
public agencies, Prof. Laylin K.
James of the Law School who was
chairman of the committee sponsor-
ing the appraisal of Ann Arbor's ser-
vices, maintained in an interview yes-
Concerted action on the recom-
mendations of the survey will go far
to bring about model arrangement
of social service for the money ex-

agencies is paramount in breaking
down the isolation and distrust be-
tween groups engaged in related or
identical fields. Greater utilization of
state and local public facilities can be
advanced by smaller administrative
framework -which can visualize pos-
sibilities for integration, Professor
Through the efforts of a post-sur-
Vey committee plans will be made to
set up more simplified and respon-
sible machinery for social service.
With the continuance of cooperation
already given by governmental and
University groups, conflicts and gaps
in services may be adjusted, he pre-
Success or failure of the project'
to rectifythe community's problems
will depend ultimately upon citizens
who support and who benefit by

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