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PAGEISIXTHE MICHIGAN DAILY TXt

?R$AY, JANUARY 9, 1941

Hopwood RulesI
Are Announced
For Freshmen
Bader, Brevold, Robbins
Appointed To Consider
Competition Entries
All freshman who wish to enter
the 1940-4, Hopwood Contest for
Freshmen should have their manu-
scripts in the Hopwood Room, 3227
Angell Hall, before 4 p.m. Jan. 31.
In this contest three types of writ-
ing are eligible: the essay, prose fic-
tion, and poetry. Prizes of $50, $30,
and $20 are offered in each of these
fields.
Entries in each of the three fields
are limited as follows: 1. Essays
should not exceed 3,000 words in
length. (All non-fictional prose will
be considered in the essay field.)
2. Manuscripts in prose fiction may
not exceed 10,000 words. 3. In the1
fields of the essay and prose fiction
the student is limited to two manu-
scripts each. 4. No student may sub-
mit more than ten poems. 5. A stu-
jdint may submit manuscripts in
more than one field if he desires.y
Prize winning entries in previous
contests are on file in the Hopwood
Room and may be exalined by con-
testants between 2 and 5:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Names of
the winners in this competition will I
be announced in The Daily early in
the second semester. Prizes may be
redistributed in the event that merit,
in a particular field makes such dis-;
tribution desirable.
Assistant Professor Arno L. Bader
and Professor Louis I. Bredvold of
the English department, and Dr.
Frank E. Robbins, managing editor
of the University of Michigan Press,
will judge this contest. To facilitate
the work of the judges, the members
of the contest committee will read
all manuscripts submitted and will
eliminate unacceptable material.
Further questions about the con-
test should be addressed to the com-
mittee: Morris Greenhut, Ernest
Halliday and Edward S. Everett, of
the English department.
War Jargon
Trnts Modern
Vocabtiartes
From out of the political and mili-
tary upheaval which is wreaking hav-
oc on the European continent have
come many lasting influences on our
way of life. In addition to the first
peace-time military conscription, the
third-term and an unprecedented
production program for national de-I
fense, have come a bombardment of
new words which are now a perma-
nent part of our day-to-day vocab -
ulary.
ieporters have been hard-pressed
to keep up with the activities of
swiftly moving Adolf Hitler, but they
took a good word from the German
language when they used "Blitzkrieg"
to describe the quick thrust into Po-
land and subsequent moves' into Aus-
tria, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway
ad. Denmark.
'Sitzkrieg' Is Waiting War
Along with the Blitzkrieg was the
"Sitzkrieg" or "waiting war." Agents
of the Nazis were planted in the
country which Hitler hoped eventual-
ly to conquer and sowed seeds of un-
rest and treachery; then, on the flim-
sy excuse that the country couldn't
take care of the minorities, Hitler
set his Blitzkrieg machine in motion

and with a bloodless war, took over
the country.
It was Hitler and Air Marshall
Goering who exploited the mass at-
tack by huge squadrons of airplanes
and bombers now known as the
"Luftwaffe." As protection' against
attacks at night, London and other
important cities practiced the "black-
out."
The modern Benedict Arnold is
Major Vidkun Quisling, nbw head of
the puppet-government of Norway.
Quisling sold out to the Nazis in face
of pro-British sentiment by the ma-
jority of the Norwegian people; now
"quisling" is a synonym for treach-
ery.
Orders Exceed Production
In America orders for guns am-
munition, tanks, airplane parts and
other materials have far exceeded
the capacity production levels of our
major industries. Until our machine
tool industries can supply the nec-
essary dies and nanufacture the
capital machinery needed in our de-
fense industries, there will be "bottle-
necks" in the defense program, which
the President is trying to get rid of.
"In Coventry" has changed from
its original meaning to mean com-
plete destruction since the Germans
bombed tiat English industrial town
so unmercifully.
I ypewriters
Office and Portable Models, New
and Used of all leading makes,

General View Of Damage In Ancient 'City' Of London

Pollock Lauds Va
Action On Civi
By HOMER SWANDER
The inclusion of the civil service l
amendment in the constitution and
the appointment of a distinguished
civil service commission are very en-
couraging signs of a reawakened in-
terest in good government in Michi-
gan. Prof. James K. Pollock, of the
political science department, de-
clared in an interview yesterday.
Pellock said that Governor Van
Wagoner has kept the pledge which
he gave in the campaign to appoint
an able civil service commission
which would be sympathetic to the
merit system; and lie has, thus. ren-
dcred the state of Michigan a great
service.
In commenting upon the commis-
sion, itself, Prof. Pollock had only the
highest of praise. Chairman George
Burke, of Ann Arbor, is "the best
possible choice for the position. Com-
bining sound judgment with exper-

n Wagoner's
'. Service Reform
ience, he provides the new system

Tryouts For Play
To Be Held Today
By Spanish Club

with the respect and leadership with- Tryouts for the annual Spanish
out which it could not succeed." play. La puebla de las mujeres",
The three other members of the arc being held at 3:15 p.m. today
and tomorrow in Room 312, Ro-
comnmission also rank high in exper- mance Languages Building.
ience and ability, according to Pol- All students of Spanish enrolled
lock. The fact that Alex J. Groes- in the undergraduate school are
back, three times governor of Michi- urged to try out for the play, which
gan, has consented to lend his name will be presented in March at the
.it i cLydia Mendelssohn Theatre under
and abilities to the civil service cause the auspices of La Sociedad His-
is a very happy omen. Former Sen- panica.
ator William Palmer introduced the The two-act comedy, written by
original civil service bill into the the celebrated Quinteros brothers
legislature in 1937 and has snce satirizes small town life by the clever
demonstrated his interest in the mer- employment of gossip and offers
it system. Mr. John C. Beukema, the mpnymnteofigospand ofrs
many interesting character parts
fourth member of the commission, for men and women alike.
"has served on previous civil service
ccmmittees and comes from a county S Prof. Charles Staubach of the
which deserves recognition because e Spanish department is directorof
of the strong support it gave to the ly
civil service amendment.'
Although the four commissioners
receive absolutely no remuneration,
a great deal of their time and effort
must be put to work in the next few you want to keep
months in getting the civil service .uwttoeep
machinery in running order, Pollock up with the latest
noted. They do, therefore, deserve the books get our
heartfelt thanks of the people of RENTA LIBRARY
Michigan. Governor Van Wagoner is R N A IBR R
also "to be complimented for attract- HABIT
ing to the service of the state in these
important posts, such able and de- 9 3c a day
voted citizens." 0 1 Oc minimum charge
Prof. Porlock added, however, that s
it is absolutely necessary for the civ-
il service commission to have con- Latest Books - Best Authors
tinued public support behind them.
If they do, -then "we can look for-
ward to a sound personnel system-
one of the essential tools of an ef- 322 So. State Dial 6363
ficient and democratic state govern-
ment," he concluded.

Alumni Group
{Will Convene
Tomorrow
The annual regional convention
of the American Alumni Council of
the fifth district will convene inl
Chicago tomorrow for a two-day
session.
Mr. T. Hawley Tapping, General
Executive Secretary of the Univer-
sity Alumni Association and Mr. Rob-
ert O. Morgan, Assistant General
Secretary, will attend the conven-
tion, representing the Michigan or-
ganization.
Tonight Mr. Tapping and Mr.
Morgan will attend the annual din-
ner meeting of the University Alumni
Club of Elkhart, Ind.
Plans for the first monthly lunch-
eon of the Ann Arbor Club at which
President and Mrs. Alexander Ruth-
ven will be guests were announced
recently. The meeting will be held
Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the Union, Af-
ter the luncheon the Ruthvens will
travel to Plymouth to attend the
evening meeting of the local club.
On the same evening the Detroit
chapter of the Alumni Association
will hold its first meeting of the new
year with Mr. Morgan in attendance
as representative of the Executive
Secretary's office.'
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The area in and around Paternoster row in the ancient "city" of London appeared with this damage
after a heavy fire bomb raid by German planes. The dome in the background is that of Old Bailey. This
picture was radioed from London to New York.

U.S. Military Base At Greenland'
Vital For Defense, Hobbs Says

Faculty Men
To Participate
In Convention

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By WILL SAPP
If the military security of then
United States is to be retained, andI
a practical small-plane European air
route is to be created, America must
"take over" the governmental reignsa
of Greenland and establish naval,'
air and submarine bases there, ac-f
cording to Prof. William H. Hobbs,'
of the geology department, in a papera
prepared for the American Associa-
tion for the Advancement of Science.
The German subjugation and oc-
cupation of Denmark leaves the Dan-c
ish possession of Greenland well with-,c
in the defense zone of the Westerni
Hemisphere as defined by the Act
of Havana. Under the terms off
this proviso United States may set
up a temporary government on the1
island. An American consulate is :
now there.
Situated just north of the Euro-
pean shipping lanes. Greenland's'
value as an outpost lies in the pos-
sibility of establishinig bases on its'
borders toserve as a listening post tot
prevent occupation by an enemy and
to be available to attack enemy ship--1
ping along the main sea route from
Roosevelt Asks
Record Bud get
Of 17 Billions
(Continued from Page 1)
Navy, to continue the construction
of an "over-all" Navy and double itsl
personnel; $1,902,000,000 for expand-'
ing America's industrial capacity and
$1,287,000,000 for other defense pur-
poses.
"Expenditures under the defense
program during the last six months
amount to $1,750,000,000," the Pres-
ident said, "this is two and one-half'
times the amount spent for national
defense in the same period of the
fiscal year 1940. However, these ex-
penditures understate the progress
already made. In six months, con-:
tracts and orders for ten billion dol-
lars have been placed. This ineans
that in addition to present defense
production, all over the country more
factories, large and small, are getting
r eady rapidly to increase production.
Once these preparation have been
completed actual deliveries and ex-
penditures will be greatly accelrated."

Europe to America which is only 100
miles south of the island, Professor
Hobbs explained.
"In possesion of an enemy power,
Greenland would offer a serious men-
ace to our security," he said. "From
our new naval and air base in New-
foundland, Greenland is only 1,000
miles distant, well within the radius
of action of modern bombing planes."
A Greenland air base would provide
a safe stepping-stone route to Eur-
ope for small fighting planes which
cannot fly directly to England. Carry-
ing maximum gasoline, these planes,
so effective in modern warfare, can
fly only 1,500 miles at the most.
Outlining this proposal, Professor
Hobbs named these points for bases
in the trans-continental flight. Planes
would leave from (1) either Labrador
or Newfoundland, stop to refuel at
(2) Greenland, and then fly on to the
already established landing field in
(3) Reykjavik, Iceland, and then hop
to (4) Scotland. As Iceland is now
under British control, the base at Rey-
kjavik could easily be obtained for
use, Hobbs said.
Geologically, Greenland affords a
surprisingly good base. Except for a
30 mile ring of broken ice around the
border the island is a relatively
smooth and flat mass of ice and snow,
ideal for the landing of ski-planes as
proved in Antartica. The high-walled,
deep-water fjords on the southern
coast would provide excellent sub-
marine bases, he claimed.
Professor Hobbs, who was kept from
attending the conference by business,
is a recognized authority on Green-
land, having led several University of
Michigan expeditions to that island.
Alpha Omega Alpha
Initiates 8 Seniors
Eight members of the senior class
of the Medical School were initiated
into .Alpha Omega Alpha, honorary
medical society, just before the holi-
day adjournment, at the Michigan
Union.
Harford W. Friedman, H. Harvey
Gass, Gordon R. Harrod, Jack Lap-
ides, Charles R. Lowe, Phillip S. Pev-
in, Danial C. Siegel, and Robert F
Zeigler were made members at the
annual fall initiation ceremonies, anc
Drs. John B. Barnwell and Ruch C
Wanstrom were made honorary memn-
bers.

Professor Maugh
Paper At 88th
Of Engineering

To Read
Meeting
Society

Four faculty men from the engi-
neering college will attend the
eighty-eighti 'hual meeting of the
American Society of Civil Engineers,
I which will convene Jan. 15-18 in
New York.
Henry E. Riggs, honorary profes-
sor of civil engineering, will present
an award at the first general ses-
sion. Professor Riggs is a past pres-
ident of the Society.
Prof. , Roger L. Morrison, chair-
man of the highway engineering de-
partment, will attend as a member
| of the executive committee of the
I highway division.
Prof. Lawrence C. Maugh, of the
civil engineering department, will
read a paper on the structural be-
havior of I-beams before the struc-
tural division of the Society.
. Prof. Edward L. Eriksen, chair-
man of the engineering mechanics
department, will serve as chairman
and program president of the struc-
tural division.
Alumnae Asked To Call
Alumnae of Smith College who wish
to join the Smith Luncheon Club
are requested to call Mrs. Harold
Gray at 1411 Hill St.

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