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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


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Notre Dame Whips
Wo verie Cagers
37-27; IRiska Stars

Mandler Is High Scorer
For Michigan's Team
In One-Sided Contest
Irish Enjoy Lead
Of 21-11 At Half
(Special to The Daily)
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Dec. 19.-The
Notre Dame baslietball team found
the going easy tonight against Mich-
igan and led all the way to win,
37-27. The Irish enjoyed a 21-11
margin at te half.
Michigan's superior height was off-
set by aggressive play by Ed Riska,
Larry Ryan and Cy Singer, who con-.
tinuay drove under the bucket to
capture rebounds and deprive their
lankier rivals of sucker shots.
Capt. Ed Riska paced the Irish of-
fense with 12 points, while Jack
Mandler fired 10 points through the
net for the Wolverines. The game
was rough in spots; a total of 33per-
sonal fouls being assessed.
The victory was the fourth in five
starts for Notre Dame this season
and marked- the first defeat in three
contests for Michigan. In the all-
time series between the schools
Michigan still retains a 4-2 margin.
Four thousand fans saw the Wol-
verines jump to a 4-2 lead \ in the
first five minutes. Riska's shot tied
the count and Al Delsopho, guard,
put the Irish ahead with a long shot.
Notre Dame had a margin of only
9-6 with the first period half gone.
Then the Irish solved Michigan's
tightly knit defense by the simple de-
vice of shooting from far out on. the
floor. Quinn, Carnes and Ryan en-
tered the Notre Dame lineup and
Carnes sank in a long hooper to make
the score 11-6.
Mandler and Hermann closed the
gap to two points. Quinn's follow-
up, Smith's long set shot and free
throws by Smith and Quinn and
Ryan's long push shot added 10
(Continued on Page 3)
Federal Inquiry
Of Ford-CIO
Fight Ordered
Investigation Of Dispute
Follows Union Request
To President Roosevelt
DETROIT, Dec. 19-()-The Fed-
eral Government moved today to in-
quire into the dispute between the
Ford Motor Company and the CIO's
United Auto Workers.
James F. Dewey, conciliator al-
ready here at work on other labor
problems, was ordered by the Labor
Department to investigate the Ford-
CIO issue, in whch the Union charges
The Department's action followed
a Union request to President Roose-
velt for intervention. Michael F.
Widman, Jr., director of the UAW-
CIO's Ford organizing drive, tele-
graphed the President that the Ford
Company was trying to "provoke a
strike" by "open and arrdgant viola-
tion of the labor laws."
Replying - to UAW-CIO charges
that the company dismissed men for
wearing union buttons, Harry H. Ben-
nett,.Ford personnel chief, retorted
today the union was making "a de-
liberate attempt to frame us."
Bennett said he was not thorough-
ly familiar with all Widman's ac-
cusations, but knew "some of the
employes Widman said were dis-
charged are working right now."
Bennett heatedly denied Widman's
charges of violence.
"They pulled that badge stunt again

last night," Bennett said. "But no-
body came to us for protection or
even to make a report of the incident.
Annarently thev ran outside and we

Leads Wolverines

Otto H. Hans,
Former Daily
Member, Dies
Ex-Newspaperman Pases
Away In Detroit At 67;
Was Prominent Alhmnus
Business Manager
Was Wrestler Here
Friends and fellow alumni learned
of the death yesterday of Otto H.
Hans, '01, business manager of The
Daily from 1897-1901 and who is giv-
en credit for placing the Michigan
Daily on a payn ba'is for the first
time in its history.
Mr. HaIn4 died in D::troit at the age
of 67. He took over te management
of The Daily when it was burdened
with debt and when he left it was
already one of the most successful
college newspapers in the country.
He is also remembered for starting
the Sunday morning issue of The
Daily at that time.
When Mr. Hans completed his
studies in 1901, with a law degree
and a bachelor of arts degree, he
became the manager and editor of
the Ann Arbor Times.
In addition to his success on The
Daily, he was light weight wrestling
champion of the University for three
years. He originated a huge barbecue
in 1901 to celebrate the colossal 550
to 0 compiled by Fielding H. Yost's
first Michigan team. He builtda foot-
ball scoreboard at Ferry Field which
was used for more than a quarter of
a century. He was credited with fi-
nancing the Varsity Minstrel show
with a cast of 80 persons to help the
then defunct University band.
He was part owner and manager of
the Ann Arbor Press from 1903 until
his retirement in 1927. During the
last five years he lived at Klinger
Lake and in Detroit.
Enlish Claim
Air Successes
(By The Associated Press'
LONDON, Dec. ,19-In a British
campaign which informed London
quarters said was intended to destroy
communications between Germany
and Italy, Mannheim was bombed
last night and early today in the third
successive nightly assault, while
other pilots ranged to the south to
strike at Milan and Genoa.
The attack on Mannheim-an in-
dustrialy important southwestern
German city which lies at the con-
fluence of the Rhine and Neckar
River and is a key junction of the
river-rail routes to Italy for steel
from the German Ruhr and coal
from the German Saar-was Official-
ly declared to have set off many new
fires amid the smoking rubble left
in previous raids.
The city, said the Air Ministry,
was under intermittent assault from
early last night to the hours just be-
fore dawn today.

Scene Of Italian Retreat In Africa
DERNA 0 S.....,
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-------AFRICA 8
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British Royal Air Force observers reported a general Italian retreat
toward Derna, Libya (1), 150 miles west of fighting around Bardia
(2) in the battle of North Africa. Bardia apparently had been isolated
by the British. The British also reported a thrust from northern Kenya
on the Italian base at El Wak (3). Further reports in London said re-
volt among followers of Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia "appears
to be making progress".
* * * *
Italian Rear Wingf Faces
Capture, British Declare.

England May Place
Purchases By Plan
Of 'Lease-Lending'

C'enter Plans
Full Program
For Holidays
A full program of activities will be
sponsored by the International Cen-
ter for foreign students who. will be
away from their homelands during
the holidays, Prof. Raleigh Nelson,
its director, announced.
For students remaining in Ann
Arbor the Center's facilities will be
open every day. Classes in English
will be continued and special tutor-
ng service will be available, he said.
IGroups in conversational English
will also be formed at 4 p.m. each
Jay. A musical program of classical
:ecords will be played every evening
),t 9 p.m.
A watch night party will be held
New Year's Eve and Professor and
Mrs. Nelson will hold open house at
'he Center New ,Year's Day. More
,han 25 students will travel to Howell
o present a program on world af-
airs and trips to points of interest
;hrough the state will be scheduled
for other groups of students.
Fugitive Arrested Here
George Wilson, 22, was ' arrested
yesterday by Ann Arbor police for
being one of six soldiers involved
in an escape from the guard house
at Fort Wayne Wednesday. A total
of four out of the six have been ap-
orehended. o

(By The Associated Press)
CAIRO, Egypt, Dec. 19.-The Bri-
tish, brought up new troops before
Bardia today for a last heavy blow
in that Libyan sector, and declared
officially the rear wing of the Itali-
an army entrapped there was facing
imminent capture or annihilation.
The road of Fascist exit to the west
toward the important base of To-
bruk-the next objective of the desert
offensive and lying 80 miles west of
the Egyptian frontier-was under in-
termittent bomb fire, and in the
Mediterranean the guns of the Bri-
tish fleet commanded the route of
The Italian position in the whole
area was termed "precarious" by the
British command.
How many Italians were cut off
about Bardia was not stated official-
ly, save that their forces were de-
2cribed in a British communique as
"numerically superior" to the length-
ening columns which had boxed them
in, and were believed by some to be
perhaps two divisions.
Lengthening, too, was the British
Kallio, Finnish
Leader, Dies
Ex-President Passes Away
When Leaving Helsinki

list of Italian captives. Those sort-
ed, counted and in hand as "per-
manent" prisoners of war numbered
31,546, said general headquarters
here, and to this number will be
added the "several thousand" still
being brought forth from the battle
areas. Total British losses-killed,
wounded and missing-were official-
ly put at less than 1,000.
Royal Air Force reports indicated
the earlier heavy Italian flight ob-
served toward Tobruk had thinned
out. There were some indications a
gradual retreat from Tobruk, similar
to that from Bardia, was the Italian
plan. A withdrawal toward Derna,
175 miles within Libya, had been re-
ported by British pilots earlier in
the week.
Inside and about the perimeter of
Bardia heavy fighting went on. The
Fascists were known to have plenti-
ful supplies, and British military
sources suggested the operation might
require some time, although they
expressed no doubt about the ulti-
mate issue.
In the vanguard of troops sur-
rounding the town were a contingent
of "Free French" forces and detach-
ments of Australians.
The Royal Air Force backed up the
land and sea assault from Bardia by
bombing Italian airdromes to the
rear of it and protecting the British
troops moving steadily across the
Libyan plateau to the attack.
These operations included one of
the heaviest raids of tle war in the
western desert.

New Speakers
Announced For,
Senate Parley
The names of additional speakers
on the Student Senate annual winter
parley to be held Jan. 10-12 were an-
nounced yesterday by William Todd,
'42, general chairman of the parley.
He disclosed that Prof. Howard
Ehrmann of the history department,
Prof.-Emeritus William Hobbs and
William Clark, '41, will give talks at
the Friday evening session at the
panel on American foreign pol'cy.
- He stated that members of the
parley committee will be notified by
mail during vacation when the first
meeting of that body will be held
after the holiday.
The position of the student in
the world of today will be the theme
of the parley.
An additional panel chairman was
named yesterday also. He is George
Shepard, '41, who will lead the dis-
cussion on student government.
The parley will open Friday after-
noon with a discussion of the draft.
Friday evening's session will be con-
cerned with American foreign policy,
the probable outcome of the war,
and America's role in any future
The symposiums on Saturday af-
ternoon will take up extra-curricular
activities, fraternities and sororities,
student government and the place
of student cooperatives.
The Saturday evening session will
be divided into three vertical panels
on the topic "License-Freedom-Sup-
British Leader
Warns People
LONDON, Dec. 19-(P)-Winston
Churchill gave this pre-Christmas
warning to the British nation today:
"Watch from hour to hour the dan-
ger and menace of German invasion.
"It would be disastrous if anyone
supposed that the danger, the su-
preme danger, the mortal dangers,
are passed," he declared to the House
of Commons, recessing for these war-
time holidays.
"They are not! . . .The winter sea-
son offers some advantages to an
invader . . . it would be a very great
lack of prudence, a lack of prudence
amounting to a crime, if vigilance
were relaxed in our armies at home."
The Prime Minister used this oc-
casion to express hope that Britain,
"still only a half-armed nation fight-
ing a fully-armed nation," would in
1941 become well-armed, with thj
help of America's 'great supplies.'

Empire Looking
To Purchases
Three Billion


Morgenthau Gives
'Go Ahead' Signal
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19-{P)-
ireat Britain has begun negotiations,
t was disclosed today, looking to-
vard ordering $3,000,000,000 worth of
rms in this country, possibly to be
inanced by the United States under
resident Roosevelt's "lease-lending"
Announcement the British had been
old to go ahead with negotiations
>n new war orders, was made by
Secretary Morgenthau, who said no
ontracts would be signed until Con-
;ress could act on Mr. Roosevelt's
proposal for putting aid to Britain
>n a new footing.
'Lease-Lending' Plan
As outlined by the President at a
press conference Tuesday, this idea
is for the United States to take over
British orders for war materials, pay
he manufacturer for their produc-
tion, and lease or lend the products
to Britain. When the war was over,
he British would return those arms
which were in good condition and
replace those destroyed.
Morgenthau gave no hint as to the
size of the proposed new British or-
ders, but informed sources said the
total was upward of $3,000,000,000
and included the following: About
12,000 additional warplanes, to cost
$1,125,000,000, and 2,000 to 2,500
tanks, guns and ammunition to cost
about $1,700,000,000. Current British
ontracts are understood to total
about $2,500,000,000.
Speed Up Production
The treasury secretary's announce-
nent came amid increasing indica-
ions that some steps would be taken
very shortly in an effort to speed
irms production.
Stephen Early, presidential press
ecretary, said Mr. Roosevelt was
tudying five or six plans, among
hem a proposal for a defense "high
ommand" headed by Secretaries
Stimson and Knox and William S.
Knudsen, production chief of the De-
.ense Commission.
Nazi Aircraft
Carry Italians
To Battlefront
Yugoslavian Reports Claim
German-Piloted Planes
Taking Men To Albania
(By The Associated Press)
STRUGA, Yugoslavia, WP)(At the
Albanian Frontier), Dec. 19.-Mili-
tary sources reported tonight that
fleets of German-piloted Juhkers air
transports were ferrying Italian re-
inforcements across the Adriatic to
the Albanian battlefront as Ger-
many's aid to her hard-pressed ally.
Concurrently, Greek forces, fight-
ing in cold so fierce that hundreds
f their Fascist foemen were report-
2d found frozen to death, were said
by front dispatches to have forced
Italian withdrawal from the strategic
Albanian towns of Klisura, Tepeleni
and Palermo.
The same advices said, however,
the Greeks followed their customary
tactics of delaying occupation until
dominating heights nearby had been
mopped up, lest the Italian rearguard
entrap them.
(In Athens a government spokes-
man said tonight the Italians had
abandoned Palermo Bay, on which
Porto Palermo is situated, in flee-
ing toward Chimapa.
(The Fascist-held town of Klus-
ura was under fire. he added. and

Christmas Pageantry To Relate
Story Of Nativity At Churches

Christmas pageantry will relate
the story of the Nativity by ancient
hymns and carols at candlelight serv-
ices and midnight masses at Ann
Arbor Churches throughout the week.
Music by choirs, organ and solo-
'sts will predominate at the services
on Sunday, Dec. 22. At the morning
service, the St. Andrew's Episcopal
Church Choir will perform "And the
Glory of the Lord" from the Mes-
siah by Handel.
An old French Christmas carol,
"Lullabye," will be performed by the
Junior Choir of the First Presbyter-
ian Church at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.
This will be supplemented by musi-
cal selections on the organ from
Bach and Brahms.
The annual family Christmas serv-
ice of the First Congregational

paniment by the St. Andrew's Men
and Boys' Choir. At the same time
the Choir and Drama Guild of the
First Methodist Church will present
a Christmas Pageant and Choral
A symbolic communion and candle-
light service and the formal recep-
tion of new members into the con-
giregation will take place at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday at the Unitarian Church.
Special Christmas masses will be
held on Sunday morning at 8 a.m.,
10 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's
Catholic Chapel
Midnight services will be held at
several churches Tuesday night, Dec.
24. At the Trinity Lutheran Church
from 11:15 p.m. to 12 midnight Rev.
Yoder will lead a meditation. There
will also be a candlelight service and

(By The Associated Press)
HELSINKI, Finland, Dec. 19-Ky-
osti Kallio, who broke his health in
leading Finland's lost cause against
the Russians in 1939, died tonight
of a heart attack in the arms of the
country's gr'eatest military leader,
Baron Gustaf Mannerheim, just as
he was saying farewell to Helsinki
and to public life.
A few hours beforehand, Risto
Ryti had been elected his successor
as President, and Kallio, ill and tired
at 67, had been driven to the railway
station with his wife through streets
ringing with the cries of Godspeed
from tens of thousands. He was going
home to the country.
On the platform a company of sol-
diers was drawn up in his honor. He
faced' smartly to the end of the line
in the last act of what Helsinki had
planned as its goodbye to him.

Student Arrested For Evasion
Of Draft Denies Defense Need

The attitude that this country
must arm itself with all possible
haste in order to thwart any threat
of fascist invaders was denied yester-
day by Thaddeus A. Szymanski, '41E,
the 24-year-old student who was ar-
rested Tuesday for his refusal to fill
out a draft questionnaire.
He has been released on bond for
examination Jan. 3 in Detroit.
He objects to the present defense
program on the grounds that "war
and its antecedent preparation for
war is a complete negation of all
that is good in life." He argued that
preparing for war is merely creating
the conditions that will make us
enter the war.
When asked whether he considered
th nnnrmi forceo nf fascism a men-

preparing for war is merely one of
He declared that his pacifistic be-
liefs rested on the attitude that the
"futility of war has been repeatedly
demonstrated throughout man's his-
tory. Its greatest tragedy has been
that in innumerable instances, the
best in Duman nature has been
tricked into the service of the worst.
The ends it has purported to attain
have been rendered impossible by the
very means it has employed."
He said he had been asked by
some why a chemical engineering
student like himself should be con-
cerned about non-scientific matters.
"I believe, however, that a scientist
who is not socially conscious is of

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