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Cloudy and Colder


Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


Labor's Contribution
To National Defense:.



Broad Power
Given To FDR
In Bill To Aid
Great Britain
Administration Proposal,
Presented To Congress,
Is Denounced As Sure
Road To War For U.S.
Roosevelt Appeals
For Quick Passage
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. -(.P)-
The Administration bill to lend war
supplies to Great Britain was intro-
duced today, to be denounced at once
as a "streamlined declaration of war"
by opponents already organizing for
a supreme effort to defeat the meas-
ure or narrow the tremendous pow-
ers which it would confer upon Presi-
dent Roosevelt.'
As'the legislation went to Congress,
the President appealed for all pos-
sible speed in enacting it. A week's
delay now, Mr. Roosevelt told a
press conference, would mnean a
week's delay later in getting appro-
priations, placing orders and obtain-
ing deliveries.
Opponents Act
An inspection of the measure's
terms quickly had the opponents of
the Administration's foreign policy
condemning it both on the ground of
the power to be conferred and be-
cause, they contended, it would lead
the country inevitably into war.
Even in some quarters which favor,
unstinted assistance to the British,
there was murmured or outspoken ob-
jection to the sweeping authority in-
volved. This was particularly true
among House Republicans, many of
whom were highly favorable to the
measure's purposes, but opposed to
its methods. Opposition, possibly ex-
tensive, was obviously in the making
But while the reaction was less
favorable than they had expected,
Administration leaders still professed
tbemselves confident of more than
enough votes to enact the bill with-
out serious change. How long it
might take to get It onto the statute
books, however, was another matter.
Terms Of Bill
By its terms, the bill would give
Mr. Roosevelt authority to:
(1) Manufacture in arsenals, fac-
tories and shipyards any defense ar-
ticle for "any country whose de-
fense the President deems vital to the
defense of the United States."
(2) "Sell transfer, exchange, lease,
lend or otherwise dispose of, to
any such government, any defense
(3) Test, inspect, outfit or repair
any defense article for any such gov-
(4) Communicate to such nation
any information pertaining to de-
fense articles transferred to it.
(5) Release any defense article for
export to such a country.
According to Dr. Forsythe, the fac-
tors of a "too strenuous" vacation
plus a lack of sleep and chills in
traveling usually result in a large
number of colds during this part of
the school year.
Forsythe Discounts
Talk Of Epidemic
As Colds Decrease
The generally poor physical con-
dition of Michigan students after the

Christmas holidays was blamed last
night by Dr. Warren E. Forsythe,
director of the Health Service, for
the large numer of cases of colds,
flu, influenza and pneumonia in Ann
Arbor this week.
It was thought by Health Service
officials a few days ago that an ep-
idemic had swept the city but Dr.
Forsythe reported a rapid decrease
of patients .yesterday.
Tuesday, 20 students were brought
into the Health Service for treatment
and no room was available for many
of them. Yesterday, however, there
were several beds available.
Clown Joe Peniner
Dies In Philadelphia
Joe Penner, whose clowning on radio,
stage and screen made millions laugh
in a PQe1r nr 15 er .died tndav.

issue Of Social Control
Is Parley SubjectToday

Effects Of Conscription
On Students Explained
'In Yesterday's Session
The provocative problem of the
campus and the world beyond, the;
social control issue of "icense-
Freedom-Suppression" will be ana-
lyzed at the Student Senate's annual
winter parley today when four facul-
ty men will speak on this topic at
a symposium which will be held at
3 p.m.. at the Union.
The speakersainclude Prof. Rich-
ard C. Fuller and Prof. Lowell J.
Carr of the sociology department,
Prof. Preston Slosson of the history
department and Prof. John P. Daw-
son of the law school. At the same
time another panel will take up the
vital collegiate problem of student
government and extra-curricular ac-
tivities. Speakers whb have been
chosen are Dean of Women Alice C.
Lloyd, Assistant Dean of Students
Walter B. Rea and Miss Ethel C. Mc-
Cormick, social director of the
Tomorrow the concluding session
of the parley will be held at 3 p.m.
at the Union. Dr. Edward N. Blake-
man will summarize the parley at
Puckmen Seek
Second Victory
Over Huskies
Rejuvenated Squad Faces
Michigan Tech Tonight
For Mythical State Title
Eddie Lowrey's pepped-up Michi-
gan hockey team will try to make it
two in a riow over the lads from the
Michigan College of Mines tonight at
k the Coliseum. The face-off will be
at 8 p.m.
The Wolverines all but blasted the
Huskies off the ice Thursday night,
tallying four goals in the third period
to take a 6-2 decision for their first
victory of the season.
In gaining the nod over the visi-
tors, the Michigan squad demonstrat-
ed to all the fans that it is fast ap-
proaching peak efficiency. Johnny
Gillis, Bob Kemp and Max Bahrych,
all of whom are newcomers to the
squad this season, turned in their
best performances to date.
Gillis, the boy who left a regular
job on Matt Mann's National Cham-
pion swimming team to play hockey,
has rounded into shape and now
looks to be one of the most valuable
men on the squad. He turned in two
goals and an assist Thursday. Soph-
omore wingmen Kemp and Bahrych
made five points between them,
Kemp having a goal and an assist
and Bahrych coming up with three
Just as important though not as
evident was the work of defense men
Charley Ross and Bert Stodden in
bringing about the victory. Stodden
made a goal and an assist, his tally
being scored on a solo dash, during
the course of which he outskated the
entire Tech team. But Bert's best
work was done on the defense. Never
one to avoid bodily contact, the lit-
tle defense man fairly outdid him-
self in this contest. .,
Capt. Ross, although he did not re-
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that time and a general discussion
will follow.
Yesterday's opening session was- de-
voted to conscription. Lieut. Com-
mander Elmore S. Pettyjohn, of the
naval reserves and who is actiye
in the work of drawing regulations
for the draft explained how the selec-
tive service act treated students.
Col. Henry W. Miller, Military
authority and a member of the en-
gineering faculty discussed the need
for selective service training. Prof.
Emeritus Edwin C. Goddard of the
local draft board mentioned some of
the difficulties in the present law
that affects college students.
Most of the faculty and the stu-
dent audience at the evening parley
on American foreign policy agreed
that this country should extend help
to Great Britain. Debate centered
on the degree of aid. Prof. Emeritus
William Hobbs argued for interven-
tion. Prof. Howard Ehrmann of the
history department, however, only
advocatedkall aid short of measifres
which taken at the moment might
involve this country. Even more mod-
erate was Prof. Roy W. Sellars of the
philosophy department who wanted
enough aid for the English so that
a stalemate would force a just peace
under our influence. Rev. H. L. Pick-
erell upheld the pacifist viewpoint.
At another panel on the probable
outcome of the war, Prof. Slosson
said that the only two, ways in which
Germany can win the war are either
by an all-out invasion on the Brit-
ish Isles or by a long war of atrition.
If American aid is sufficient and in
time, the outcome is not in doubt,
but if American aid is insufficient
and too slow, a German victory may
be expected.
In the panel discussion of "After
The War, What?" Prof. Arthur
Smithies predicted that a German
victory would result in a world gov-
ernment ruled with ruthless efficien-
J-o Tickets
To Go On Sale
Tuesday Noon.

Greeks Claim
Fresh Gains
Over Italians
Russia And Germany Sign
New Trade Agreement
'Involving Many Billions'
Series Of Treaties
Announced By DNB
(By The Assoiated Press)
While Greeks at home rejoiced
in the streets over fresh victories
in Albania the forces at the front
today reportedly rushed past cap-
tured Klisura toward Valona-last
important port in southern Albania
still held by the Italians.
Greek troops occupying Klisura
found it had been burned and pil-
laged, a general headquarters com-
muique said tonight.
Most of the townspeople had de-
serted the town, but 600 Italian sol-
diers were taken prisoner and more
weapons were captured, the com-
munique said.
Greek aviation was reported to
have bombed and machine-gunned
Italian positions without losing a
Italians Retreat
With the spearhead of the Greek
drive in the Klisura sector only about
30 miles from Valona, Italian troops
beyond Klisura were said to be in
disorderly retreat.
As a result of Klisura's fall, mili-
tary observers predicted the Italians
probably would be forced to aban-
don Tepeleni, 15 miles west of Kli-
sura on the way to Valona.
Meanwhile, Germany and Russia
signed a series of treaties yesterday
in Moscow, including a new trade
agreement designed to aid Germany's
war effort and involving "many bil-
lions of marks," it was officially an-
Other agreements recognized trade
deals which Germany previously had
signed with the. tic States of Lith-
uania, Latvia and Esthonia, which
now are absorbed by the Soviet
Union and provided for regulating
border and population resettlement
DNB Comments
The official German news agency
DNB said the trade agreement in-
cluded the "greatest grain deal in
history" and had . been worked out
so carefully on the basis of a scien-
tific study of the capacities of the
two countries that the transaction
could be called "an economic plan"
as well as a "deal."
Precise sums were not stated, but
DNB said the deal "involved many
billions of marks," and was greater
in scope than the previous under-
standingI betweenthese nations.
(A dispatch from Moscow said five
treaties in all had been signed.)
(A German wireless announcement
heard in New York said the Soviet-
German frontier had been settled
from the Baltic to the Hungarian

British Air Force Storms
German Bases In France
'In Biggest Daylight Raid

Cagers Seek Initial Conference
Victory Against Purdue Tonight
Qf Q $ RfQQ N

Blanken And Boilermakers
Expected To Overcome
Thwarted in their quest for a Big
Ten victory, Michigan's scrappy
cagers will make another bid for
their initial Conference win tonight
when the Varsity tackles Purdue's
high-scoring Boilermakers at Lafay-
ette, Ind.
The game will be the first in a
tough two-game road trip for the
Wolverines. Following the tilt with
the Boilermakers, Michigan is slated
to meet Coach Doug Mills' formidable
Illinois quintet Monday at Cham-
paign, Ill.
Underdogs that the Varsity might
be under ordinary conditions, the
Wolverines' chances for a victory over
Purdue were rendered even more
unlikely by the weakened condition
of the squad.
Slim Bob Fitzgerald has been lost
to the team due to an attack of
diphtheria; Capt. Herb Brogan has
a bruised knee; Mike Sofiak, the
Varsity's leading point-maker, is
nursing a bruised hip; while center
Jim Mandler is still favoring a
sprained ankle incurred in practice
last week.
But battered or not, all of the
"cripples" will be in the starting line-
up tonight with the exception of
Fitzgerald. Brogan, Sofiak, Mandler,
and George Ruehle will be stationed
at their regular posts when the game
begins, but the occupant of Fitz's
left forward berth will not be decided
until the last minute.
Bill Cartmill or Bill Herrmann will
probably draw the starting assign-
ment, although Coach Bennie Ooster-
baan may decide to play lanky Leo
Doyle, who has displayed a great deal
of promise lately, at the forecourt
post. Jim Grissen, Joe Glasser and
Mel Comin, another sophomore who
has shown steady improvement, will
be used in reserve.
The Boilermakers have always
proved sofnewhat of a jinx to Michi-
gan in the team's 23-game series that
began back in 1920. The Wolver-
ines have won only seven times while

Purchasers Must


Approved Applications
At Union Ticket Desk
J-Hop Tickets will be on sale from
12 noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the
Priced at seven dollars, tickets may
be purchased only by those who pre-
sent approved applications. Only one
ticket to each person will be allowed;
one student may not purchase more
than one ticket even upon presen-
tation of several applications.
No identification cards must be
brought to the ticket desk. Paul
Sampson, '42, ticket chairman, re-
quests that students have the cor-
rect amount of currency for pay-
ment in order that waiting lines may
be abolished.
The seven dollar price is inclusive
of both nights; tickets for each
night may not be purchased sep-
All persons who have received ap-
proved applications are bound to
make the purchase.
Any student discovered scalping
tickets will be subject to disciplinary
action by the Men's Judiciary Coun-
cil, Lee Perry, general chairman, em-

losing 16, and since 1929 the Varsity
has won but three out of the 12
games played.
Coached by Ward "Piggy" Lam-
bert, dean of the Big Ten hoop men-1
tors, the Black and Gold has cap-
tured or tied for the Conference
championship nine times in the last
15 years. And this year the Boiler-
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u -t
Annual Music
Clinic To Meet
Here Jan. 18
Band Leaders Will Hear'
Latest Orchestrations
To Select Repertoires
More than 300 band and orchestra
directors from high schools and col-'
leges throughout the country will'
convene here Saturday and Sun-
day, Jan. 18 and 19, for the fourth
annual Instrumental Music Clinic,
a unique educational feature design-
ed to acquaint music groups with
the latest orchestrations.
Prof. William D. Revelli, conductor
of the Michigan Band, will direct
the Clinic which is being sponsored
by the University School of Music
and the Michigan Band and Orches-
tra Association. The University Con-
cert Band will read selections from
the National High School Festival
required list for 1941 competition,
and will also offer the newest mu-
sical selections, several of which are
still in manuscript form.
Given the opportunity in this' way
to hear the orchestrations, the di-.
rectors attending the Clinic will be
able to select the repertoires for their
respective music groups for the com-
ing year. The Clinic will be held
this year in the Michigan Union
Ballroom, the Rackham Building and
Hill Auditorium.

1,000-Mile Coastline
Swept By Bombs,
Machine-Gun Fire
London Labels
Attack Success
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, Jan. 10-In the might-
iest daylight offensive ever loosed by
the Royal Air Force, half a hun-
dred British bombers and a great
swarm of 500 fighter planes delivered
a ground-shaking assault today over
a thousand square miles of North-
western France.
They were declared to have struck
at the Channel straits areas of Ca-
upon the bases of the Nazi invasion
effort, sweeping the German posi-
tions with bomsbs and machine-gun
fire-the latter from eight gunned
fighter craft which formed the big-
gest escort ever to take off from
Three Shot Down
Three of the "few" German planes
which rose to challenge the raid-
ers were shot down, the Air Minis-
try said, and but a single British
plane was lost-that on the return
For an hour, just at midday, Brit-
ish explosives fell. Hits were claimed
upon a series of airdromes-assaulted
by planes diving down to within 200
feet of the target-and upon German
patrol ships and military buildings.
The southeast English coast-20
to 30 miles from the coastal targets
-shuddered under the shock. Britons
on the shore reported that bombs
dropped by the first line of ttacking
craft were heard bursting in France
before the last wave had passed out
of sight of the English coast.
It was a raid likened by British
aviation circles to the great Nazi
mass attacks of lasthSeptember on
Britain, "but more successful" than
these. British experts said it indi-
cated Britain now had enough planes
to risk heavy losses in daylight op-
In Berlin.
(In Berlin informed sources as-
serted a big group of British bomb-
ers accompanied by fighters had
been beaten back near Calais. The
Germans claimed to have shot down
eight British craft. They asserted
no bombs fell on any military ob-
This daytime attack followed night
forays even bigger in scope, extend-
ing from the coast of Norway to in-
terior Germany and southern France
-many of them carried out through
very dirty weather.
Brest, France, the German-operat-
ed submarine base, was assaulted
for ix hours, said the Air Ministry,
with whole sticks of bombs; fires
were set off and a large ship in the
harbor was squarely hit.
A returning pilot reported an im-
mense explosion followed a hit by
a ,salvo of bombs near a drydock and
said a harbor building "literally dis-
integrated and a mushroom of black
smoke rose to a height of several
hundred feet."
Results Elsewhere
The announced results elsewhere:
In Germany-synthetic oil plant
at Gelsenkirchen left erupting in ex-
plosions and fires; factories,blast
furnaces and railways attacked in
the Ruhr; the inland ports of Duis-
burg-Ruhrort and Duesseldorf again
bombed. (The German High Com-
mand announced 20 were killed in
British raids on "various places" in
western Germany.)
In Holland--docks at Flushing, a
major port, attacked, along with an
oil storage plant at Rotterdam.
In France-Brest knit again; Dunk-
erque and Calais as well.

Allerdice, Sr., Dies
As Result Of Burns
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 10--(P)-Dav-
id Allerdice, 53, former University of
Michigan football star, died today of
burns suffered Sunday in a fire in


Federations Should Be Formed
For Peace Archduke Declares

The countries of Central Europe
will look to the United States to as-
sist them in reestablishing those
principles which will lead to a sound
economy and a lasting peace, Arch-
duke Otto stated in a University lec-
ture in the Rackham Building yes-
terday before an overflow audience.
With a simple and clear presenta-
tion, the Archduke explained the
interrelation and interdependence of
the Central European and Balkan
countries and outlined the reasons
why Hitler was able to make a blood-
less conquest of these nations.
His Highness suggested that the
Central European, the Balkan and
the Scandinavian countries should
form snarntei inenendent neonom-

also advocated a federal legislative
body fashioned after the United
States Senate, and a federal supreme
court which would rule between the
The Danubian federation would be
the most important, His Highness
mnaintained, because it forms the key-
stone to Southeastern Europe. It is
geographically protected and would
assure security for. all of the Bal-
There were three reasons why the
peace treaties of the last World War'
were incapable of maintaining peace
in Central Europe, the Archduke
pointed'out; these were: a disregard
for the balance of power, a disregard
for economic conditions in Central

Prof. Hanford.
Will Discuss
Milton's Work
James H. Hanford, one of the fore-
most Milton scholars and now Pro-
fessor of English at Western Reserve
University, will speak here at 4:15
p.m. Jan. 20 as guest of the English
department. The subject of his
speech will be "John Milton As Pro-
From 1921-28 Professor Hanford
was a member of the English de-
partment here and has written sev-
eral noteworthy books on Milton. His
"A Milton Handbook" is regarded as
the most authoritative brief book on
Milton ever written.
At 8 p.m. Jan. 20 Professor Han-
ford will address a meeting of gradu-
ate students of English and members
of the English faculty in the West
Conference Room of the Rackham
Building on "Lord Herbert of Cher-
bery and His Son."
Other books written by Professor
Hanford include: "The Teaching of
Literature" (with Prof. C. C. Fries
of Michigan) and "The Nelson Hand-
book of English" (with others).

Former Warsaw
University Officer
To Lecture Here
Prof. Oskar Halecki, international-
ly known historian and former of-
ficial at the University of Warsaw,
will give a University lecture titled
"Problems of an International Or-
der in European History" Tuesday
under the auspices of the history de-
Expert to the Polish Delegation at
the Paris Peace Conference in 1918-
19 and the League of Nation's first
secretary of the Commission of In-
tellectual Cooperation, Professor Ha-
lecki recently organized the Polish
University in Exile in Paris and be-
came its first head.-'
He is a resident professor at Vas-
sar and is conducting a lecture tour
of the United States under the aus-
pices of the Kosciuszko Foundation.

Screen-Test Scare Harmon?
No, Not Even 'Clinch Scenes'

"Were you scared?" I asked him.
Thomas Dudley Harmon, ex-dra-
matic star of the Horace Mann High
School, and late of the Paramount
screen-test and publicity depart-
ments, shook his head.
"Not a bit," he said. "They told
me to walk up and introduce my-
self to Connie Moore and ask her to
"And then?" I prompted, thinking
of that picture of The Ace and Miss

all over again. But I wasn't nervous
a bit," he reiterated.
"According to the studio," Tom
said, "the rushes were pretty good,
but I laughed right out loud when I
saw them. Not that they were funny,
but I kept thinking of those 800
prop men, camera men, etc, that were
standing around watching while we
made the scene."
"When does your movie career
start?" I asked.
"Welt, there was some talk of



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