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Partly Cloudy and Occasional
Light Snow.


Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


Winter Parley
Deserves Attention .






Skaters Are Preparing For Races



Initial Symposium
To Draft Subject

Is Ready;

English Arms.

Naval Officer To Give
Principal Talk; Three
Others Will Speak
Todd To Preside
At First Forum
Students and faculty members will
gather at the Student Senate's an-
nual winter parley today to consider
the vital youth problem of conscrip-
William Todd, '42, general chair-
man of the parley will preside at
the opening session at 3 p.m. today
in the Union. Lieut. Commander El-
more S. Pettyjohn of the naval re-
serves will deliver the principle ad-
dress. Other speakers on this sym-
posium will be Prof. Emeritus Ed-
win C. Goddard, member of the local
draft board, Col. Henry W. Miller,
military authority and member of
the engineering faculty, and Lieut.
Commander Wells L. Field of the na-
val ROTC.
The international situation will -be
the theme of the three evening pan-
els which will start at 7:30 p.m.
Preuss To Speak
Prof. Lawrence Preuss of the po-
litical science department and Prof.
Arthur Smithies of the economics de-
partment will be the speakers at a
symposium on international relations
after the war. At another symposium
Col. Miller and Prof. Preston W. Slos-
son of the history department will
analyze the probable outcome of the
war. William Bestimt, '43E, will be
the chairman.
The highly controversial subject
of American foreign policy will be
discussed from widely different
points of view when Rev. H. L. Pick-
erell, Prof. Howard Ehrmann of the
history department, Prof. Emeritus
Wm. Hobbs and Prof. Roy W. Sellars
of the philosophy department will
advocate what they believe is the best
course of action for this county to
John McCune, '41, will act as
Dawson Added
Another faculty member has been
added to the list of professors who
will discuss one of the most provo-
cative subjects of' the parley, "Li-
cense-Freedom-Suppression." He
is Prof. John P. Dawson of the law
school. The other speakers on this
panel which will be held at 3 p.m.'
tomorrow, are Prof. Slosson, Prof.'
Lowell J, Carr and Prof. Richard C.
Fuller of the sociology department.
George Shepard, '41, will be the
At the same time another panel
will be conducted on the vital Uni-
versity topic of student government
and extra-curricular activities. James
Harrison, 2'41, will preside. The speak-
ers who have been named are Dean
of Women Alice C. Lloyd, Assistant
Dean of Students Walter B. Rea, and
Miss Ethel C. McCormick, social di-
rector at the League.
Senate Picks
New Secretary
Julie C6hockley Is Chosen
To Fill Vacancy
Julie Chockley, '43, was elected
secretary of the Student Senate last
night to fill the vacancy created by
the resignation of Ray Zulauf who
has left the University.
The Senate voted to wait until
spring elections to add another sen-
ator rather than appoint one now,
William Todd, '42, chairman of the
parley committee presented an out-
line of the parley plans for this
weekend and explained that the af-

ternoon 'panel today on conscription
would be an informative one with
a discussion of the defense plans
scheduled for the evening session.
Student Pilgrims Seek
'A' In Far Tennessee
Speaking enthusiastically about
the TVA project which he visited on
a trip south during Christmas vaca-

Lundy States
Newest Needs
In Anesthetics
Chemists must provide an effective
anesthetic that is not explosive or
inflammable, Dr. John S. Lundy,
Head of the Section in Anesthesia
of the Mayo Clinic at Rochester,
Minn., delared in a University lec-
ture here yesterday.
"Clinics are at the mercy of chem-
ists," Dr. Lundy, who is recognized
as the nation's leading authority on
anesthesia, told the audience of
pharmacists, chemists and students,
who filled the Rackham Amphithe-
atre past capacity.
Dr. Lundy observed that pharma-
ceutical houses tend to produce anes-
thetics of slight variation in com-
position instead of the new com-
pounds sorely needed by clinics for
Pointing out that the study of an-
esthesia is comparatively young, he
expressed the need 'for more precise
terms in the administering of anes-
thetics. He said that few new phrases
have been invented since Oliver Wen-
dell Holmes devised the word "an-
"We have the methods," Dr. Lundy
declared, "but we need more and bet-
ter agents and more experience in
handling the compounds already in
British Troops
Advance West
From Tobruk
RAF Claims Heavy Italian
Plane Losses, Seizure
Of 35 Fascist Aircraft
(By The Associated Press)
CAIRO, Egypt, Jan. 9-British
motorized troops were declared today
to be driving far on beyond Tobruk,
apparently drawing up about that
important Italian Libyan base the
western arc of the same semi-circle
of steel that had smashed Bardia,
and heavy Italian plane losses were
reported by the Royal Air Force.
Some British field units, said RAF
headquarters, had penetrated the des-
ert west of Tobruk as far as Gazala,
40 miles away, and there seized 35
Fascist warplanes that had been put
out of action by British bombers.
British General Headquarters it-
self rounded out the general picture
in a single sentence:
These thrusts had been supported
by one of the most general aerial of-
fensiues yet loosed in Africa. British
bombs were declared to have fallen
on Italian positions along the Lib-
yan coast extending to the port of
Bengasi, 300 miles 'from the Egyptian
Gazala itself was heavily attacked,
and at Benina a British communique
reported a hundred Italian warplanes
were bombed on the ground, "sev-
eral" of them having been smashed
and others badly damaged.

Delta Delta Delta's relay skating team is shown practicing for the
Winter Carnival in the Coliseum.. The finals of the racing competition
will be held Feb. 23. Pictured are, left to right: Jean Sollitt, '42, Claire
Louise Fulde, '41, Agnes Landers, '41, and Carolyn Denfield, '42Ed.
Great Britain Will Defeat Nazis,
Austrian Archduke Forecasts,

With a clear-cut presentation of'
the events which have taken place
in France during the past few years,
the 28-year old heir to the Haps-
burg throne, His Highness Archduke
Otto, outlined the factors which led
to the downfall of France and Bel-
gium in his speech at the Union For-
um last night before an audience of
more than 400 people.
Belgium and France will recover,
His Highness stated, because even-
tually Britain will defeat Germany
and civilization will be victorious
over Nazi barbarism. France will soon
At 4:15 p.m. today in the Lec-
ture Hlall of the Rackham Build-
ing, His Highness Archduke Otto
will deliver a University Lecture
sponsored by the political science
department on "Central Europe in
the War."

tinued, because of serious mistakes
made by the Belgian High Command.
On the other hand, the heir to the
Hapsburg throne pointed out, there
were three important reasons for the
fall of France: the country was un-
prepared to defend itself, the bureau-
cracy was incompetent, and the ac-
tivities of the fifth-column in im-
portant centers slowed up production
of ammunitions and arms supplies.
All through the few years before
the collapse-of France there was a
lack of clarity in the internal and
foreign policies of all the regimes
which assumed charge of the French
government. It was this lack of clar-
ity, the Archduke declared, which
was responsible for the lack of con-
fidence on the part of the people
of France.
Sociedad Hears
Talk On Mexico,

Congress To Start Debate
Today On New Measure
To Create Huge Arsenal
Caribbean Defense
Command Unified
(By The Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9-(')--De-
scribed by Administration supporters
as a "blank check' both as to money
and power, historic legislation auth-
orizing President Roosevelt to lend
war equipment to the enemies of the
Axis was ready tonight for introduc-
tion in Congress.
Late in the day, Mr. Roosevelt met
with his cabinet and congressional
advisors in his circular, green-walled
office, and together they gave the
measure, under which Congress
would approve an historic declara-
tion of American foreign policy, a
final and minute going-over.
Bill To Be Introduced
Senator Barkley of Kentucky and
Rep. McCormack of Massachusetts,
Democratic leaders of the two houses,
who were among the President's con-
ferees, announced they would intro-
duce the bill promptly at noon to-
morrow, and issue a statement ex-
plaining its contents. However, in
advance of its formal publication,
several reliable sources said the
measure took the following form:
If enacted, it will, in effect, make
the President's recent statement
about converting America into a
"great arsenal" for nations now at
war with the Axis powers the official
and congressionally declared policy
of the United States.
Under its terms he is authorized to
have instruments of war manufac-
tured and assembled, and he may sell
them, lease them, or transfer them on
such terms as he considers will best
serve the peace and defense of the
United States.
Lending Power Defined
He may lend to other nations
equipment specifically or previous-
ly ordered for the United States
Army and Navy if the Secretaries of
War and Navy certify that the equip-
ment in question can safely be dis-
pensed with.
No mention of money or appropri-
ations is included, it was said. The
measure is to be considered an im-
plied authorization for future ap-
propriations. The only rein upon the
President's freedom of action, it was
said, is that he must come to Con-
gress for appropriations with which
to pay for the fighting equipment
to be transferred abroad.
An announcement was made by
Secretary of War Stimson that the
Panama Canal and Caribbean de-
fense areas had been placed under
the unified command of Lieutenant
General Daniel Van Voorhis. The
step involved consolidation of the
former Puerto Rican and Canal Zone

Sendoff Given
Halifax Seen
As Significant
(Associated Press Staff Writer)
Prime Minister Churchill's extra-
ordinary sendoff to Lord Halifax,
new British ambassador to Washing-
ton, deserves close attention for two
prime reasons.
It put into words British fears that
unless the American aid pledged by
the Roosevelt administration is re-
ceived the war may result in an in-
conclusive stalemate.
It revealed, also, that Britain is
sending more than a new ambassa-
dor to replace the late Lord Lothian.
It is assigning a key member of its

innermost war council, a crown
ister, a man who, as Churchill
"knows all our secrets."



be fighting on the side of Britain.
against the Nazis.
The people of France will recover,
the Archduke said, because they are
the people who have not given up
hope and because "Europe needs
them." Belgium never signed an arm-
istice with the Nazis and will even-
tually be free again.
Belgium fell because it lacked nec-
essary military strength to resist Hit-
ler's legions, and, the Archduke con-
Tryouts To Be Held
For Spanish Farce
Tryouts for the annual Spanish
play, "La Puebla de las Mujeres,"
will be held at 3:15 today in Room
312, Romance Languages Building.
The play is a two-act comedy, writ-
ten by the Quinteros brothers, and
contains many interesting character
parts for men and women alike.
Professor Charles Staubach of the.
Spanish department, director of the
production, urges all the students
enrolled in the undergraduate school
to try out for one of the numerous
La Sociedad Hispanica will present
the play in March at the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre.



There is no precedent for that,
and the implications are inescapable.
They make crystal clear the fact
Britain's war leadership is not con-
cerned primarily over its ability to
survive any German attack. Their
concern is with ways and means of
achieving a positive victory.
Of great significance is the fact
Lord Halifax will hold ex-officio cab-
inet status while at his post. That
opens to President Roosevelt a direct
avenue of approach to and influence
upon both British war strategy coun-
cils and the shaping of British war
and postwar aims.
Cinema Will Bring
'The Baker's Wife'
The foreign film chosen by New
York critics as best of the year will
be shown here when the Art Cin-
ema League brings "The Baker's
Wife" to the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre Thursday for a three-day
Produced in France, with English
sub-titles provided by John Erskine,
noted American writer, the, film will
be exhibited at 8:30 p.m. Thursday
through Saturday. Tickets may be
obtained for 35c at the Mendelssohn
box-office starting Wednesday.
Telling the story of a village baker
who has wife trouble, the comedy
stars the outstanding French actors
Raimu and Ginette Leclerc.
White's Successor Named
NEW YORK, Jan. 9.-OP)-Former
U.S. Senator Ernest W. Gibson, Re-
publican, of Vermont, was chosen to-
night as chairman of the Committee
to Defend America by Aiding the
Allies, succeeding William Allen
White, Kansas newspaper editor who
resigned last week.

British Leader Describes
Halifax's Assignment
As 'Momentous' Task
German Bombs
Rain On London
LONDON, Jan. 9-(P)-Winston
Churchill, declaring a final victory
over "totalitarian intolerance" de-
pended upon the United States, sym-
bolically dispatched Ambassador Lord
Halifax to Washington today for a
mission "as momentous as any that
the monarchy has entrusted to an
Englishman" in a lifetime.
Speaking at a luncheon of the Pil-
grims, an Anglo-American organiza-
tion, the Prime Minister bade god-
speed to the viscount and, at the
same time, delivered an extraord-
inary eulogy of President Roosevelt
as a "famous statesman"-a "pre-
eminent figure . . . called for the
third time to lead the American de-
Al this preceded by a few hours
the arrival in London of Harry Hop-
kins, President Roosevelt's speclJ)
representative. Hopkins flew from
Lisbon to an English airport and a
special train brought him to the city
just after the air raid sirens had
screamed the night's alarm.
Hopkins, who left the railway sta-
tion with Brendan Bracken, Prime
Minister Churchill's secretary, said
only that he had "a good trip and
I'm feeling fine."
Luftwaffe Strikes
After Brief Recess
LONDON, Jan. 9-German bombs
fell tonight in two areas of London
and raiders roared over the city's out-
skirts in large numbers, coming in
"hot and strong," as one observer
Points in South Wales and the
west of England reported new visi-
tations. In South England, an ex-
plosion in the sky during an anti-
aircraft barrage shook houses ten
miles away.
After three and a half nights with-
out a raid-a recess enforced, it ap-
peared, by the weather-the Luft-
waffe struck at London. There were
other planes, too, reported near Liv-
erpool and elsewhere in the north-
But the RAF was the first to break
the lull with a seven-hour raid Wed-
nesday night and early today on the
naval dockyards of Wilhemshaven,
and Emden, the air ministry dis-
Flying all the way through the
snow, the British bombers were de-
clared to have set large fires in both
ports. One blaze, just west of Wil-
helmshaven's Bauh fen Harbor and
its slips, drydocks, submarine and
shipbuilding yards, was reported vis-
ible to home-bound pilots some 50
miles away.
"Later at night even a larger fire
blazed tp in the southern corner of
the harbor," said a descriptive bul-
The bombing of Emden, was said
to have resulted in "a satisfactory
catalog of large fires" in docks and
shipbuilding yards.
Other bombs were dropped on and
beside hangars and barracks on the
island of Borkum, opposite Emden
harbor; supply and anti-aircraft
ships were attacked from a low level
and one bomber swooped below 1,000
feet to bomb a big railway bridge
south of Essen and machine-gun a
convoy of trucks, the account added.
Brandt To Address

Hillel Study Group
Prof. Carl G. Brandt, chairman
of the engineering English depart-
ment and a lecturer in speech in the
literary college, will be the guest
speaker of the Hillel Fireside Discus-
sion at the FounFlation at 8:15 p.m.
The general topic of "This Chang-
ing World - Techniaues for Living"


Pictures Shown
Robert Griffin

"Mexico is a land of the future,"1
prophesied Mr. Robert Griffin in a
lecture at the Natural Science Aud-
itorium yesterday.,
The lecture, sponsored by La So-1
ciedad Hispanica, was illustratedl
with natural color motion pictures
with which Mr. Griffin showed the
beauty of Mexico, its wealth in re-
sources and many of the interesting1
customs of the Mexican people. 1
Mr. Griffin told his audience "that t
Mexico will continue to grow in im-
portance in the Western Hemisphere
and will soon begin to take a more
active part in hemisphere affairs."
He said that our neighbor to the
south is very rich in natural re-
sources, which will be exploited by
the Mexican government as soon as
it obtains the necessary funds.
The pictures shown by Mr. Griffin
dispelled "the popular notion thata
Mexico is a land of bandits and cut-
throats." They showed the Mexican
people attending bull fights and
grand fiestas.
The next lecture planned by the'
Spanish society will be given Feb.
13, when Prof. Hayward Keniston,
of the Romance Languages depart-
ment, will speak on "Some Latin
American Poets." Admission to in-
dividual programs is 50 cents, while
a series ticket sells for one dollar.
State Labor Board
A TWO uces 30-Day
Notice For Strikes
LANSING, Jan. 9-(/P)-The State
Walter Moers, a Board Member,
rule today that employes in indus-
tries producing defense munitions
may not legally strike without filing
30 days notice.
Walter Moers, a board member,
announced he had rejected a five-
day notice of intent to strike filed

Johnny Gillis Paces Pucksters
To 6-2 Win Over Tech Huskies

C 1

Mexicans Consider Cornacho
(ood President, Mercado Says

Although the Mexican people are
friendly to American tourists, the
feeling' among them is that the
United States overtures of friendship
are designed with an eye to later con-
quest of Mexico. That is the opinion
of University of Mexico students, as
expressed to Prof. Ermelindo Mer-
cado, of the Romance Languages, de-
partment, during his trip to Mexico
this past vacation.
"To me this sounds like a whis-
pering campaign of a Fifth Column,"
Prof. Mercado observed in an inter-
view yesterday, "with the idea of
arousing natives against the good will
of the United States." He noticed no

as a good one, Professor Mercado re-
marked, and consider Comacho a
sensible president, not leaning too
much either to the right or the left.
Professor Mercado pointed out that
Comacho is apparently favorable to
the lower classes, and has begun con-
structive work in education by erect-
ing much needed schools, especially
in rural areas.
A surprising feature of Mexico City
Professor Mercado said, is its resem-
blance to peacetime Madrid. "There
are so many Spaniards and so much
Spanish architecture in the city," he
added, "that, except for the wider

Paced by the smashing offensive
play of Johnny Gillis, the Michigan
hockey team overcame a first period
one-goal deficit and blasted its way
to a decisive 6-2 victory over the
Michigan Tech Huskies at the Coli-
seum last night. It was the first
victory of the season for the Wol-
The Hibbing (Minn.) Hurricane
scored two goals and an assist in
addition to turning in some great
work on the defense. Sophomores
Bob Kemp and MaxBahrych were
also towers of strength in the Mich-
igan lineup, Kemp making a goal
and an assist while Bahrych came
up with three assists.
Michigan dominated the game
throughout, even in the first period
when they were outscored by the
visitors, one goal to none. For the
first time this season, Hank Loud,
the Wolverine goalie, wasn't forced
to make more saves than the opposi-

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