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The NLRB's
Nero Chairman..

Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


Goodman, Krupa,




King Of Swing's New Band
Will Play At Saturday
Night's Informal Dance
Friday Orchestras
Feature Hot Solos
Benny Goodman, "King of Owing,"
Gene Krupa, "Doctor of Tympany,"
and Raymond Scott, "Foremost Com-
poser of Modern Music,t' will offer a
contrast in dancing rhythm when
the doors open on the 1942 J-Hop
February 14 and 15.
Scott's new orchestra and Krupa's
recently featured "danceable" music
will set the tempo for the first night
formal, while Goofman's clarinet,
his new orchestra augmented by the
addition of a baritone saxophone,
will smooth out the background for
baturday's "swing" informal.
Sweet And Swing
Besides the contrast of "sweet and
swing" between Friday's and Sat-
urday's orchestras, the first night will
be versatile within itself, as both
bands augment their sweet music
with "hot" solos.
Benny Goodman's orchestra
was -acclaimed top band in a pop-
ularity poll featured in the Jan-
uary 1 edition of a national mu-
sic magazine.
In the first two-night presentation
of J-Hop, the musical arrangements
will provide a triple attraction. "The
well-rounded program of Krupa and
Scott for Friday, and Goodman for
Saturday, will give the junior dancers
what musicians term "every rhythm
in the books," Phyllis Waters, Music
Chairman, said.
All three bands, lately reorganized,
'hav been featured in radio, screen,
and personal appearance programs.
Featured with Scott will be his six-
piece combination known as the
"Quintet," Claude Burke, baritone,
Gloria Hart, "Tiny Tornado of Song,"
and Art Tyerson, "Guitarist Extra-
ordinary." Known for his unusually
named compositions: "Powerhouse,"
"Stormy Weather Over Newark,"
"Dinner Music For a Pack of Hungry
Cannibals," Scott's music has been
labeled "Futuristic," and "Ultra-
Stars Irene Day
Ace drummer man Krupa will star
Irene Daye, "Lovely Lady of Song,"
and baritone Howard Dulaney with
his orchestra Top stick manipulator
Krupa along with Goodman and
Tommy Dorsey, educate the public
to "swing," is knaownfor his adap-
tation of the symphonic trick, "con-
trasting dynamics," to modern dance
The new Septet, -replacing the
former Quintet, will add versatility to
Goodman's music with star trump-
eter Cootie Williams, and Charlie
Christians on the electric guitar.
Singer Helen Forrest is one of the few
members who will hold over from
(Continued on Page 5)

Swing Maestro

Varsity Cagers Lose
Illinois Contest, 47-41
(Special To The Daily)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 13.-Michigan's hustling basketball team made
another gallant bid for its first Conference win of th4 season here tonight
but when the game was over, the Wolverines only found themselves more
deeply entrenched in the Big Ten cellar.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan's hoopmen staged another of their des-
perate last half rallies only to succumb to a powerful Illinois quintet, 47-41.
A crowd of 5,619 fans witnessed the encounter.
Both teams started slowly, but Michigan was never ahead, though the
Wolverines gained a 2-2 tie in the first few minutes when Jim Mandler,
:enter, tipped in a rebound to coun-
iter"H tta pair of free throws by Walter
Annua Student "Hoot" Evers:
Mandler had ll the best of an in-
Senate Parley dividual scoring duel with Art Ma-
thisen, Illinois sophomore pivot man.
Mandler, counting on pivot shots and
rebounds, picked 14 points while hold-
ing Mathisen ta seven. Before to-
Dean Lloyd, Prof. Smithies night's game both had been tied for
Close Sunday Session; the Big Ten scoring lead with 25.
Blakeman Summarizes points.
After the Illiti, employing a fast
Satisfaction with the Student Sen- break, with success, piled up a 24-15
ate's annual parley last weekend was half time advantage and then leng-
expressed yesterday by John Mc- thened the margin to 36-20 with sev-
Cune, '41, president of the Senate and en minutes gone in the second period,
William Todd, '42, general chairman the Wolverines staged a belated spurt
of the parley. that never quite caught the Illini.
"Considering the difficulties made Diminutive Mike Sofiak, held
by the Christmas vacation, the par- scoreless the first half, contributed
ley was successful," Todd said. Mc- four baskets and one free throw to
Cune declared that the speakers were- this late rally, and with the help
good and the discussion stimulating. of George Ruehle and Mandler, nar-
His suggestions for improvement were rowed the Illini margin to eight
better student attendance and a points in four minutes.
greater integration of discussion at The two teams battled on fairly
the symposiums. even terms the remainder of the
The national defense situation pro- way, Mandler pitching in a setup
vided the background for discussion (Continued on Page 3)

New Greek Thrust Called
War's Greatest Offensive;
Justices Uphold Spy Law

Prof. Halecki
WL Discuss
War's Results
Cracow University Dean
Will Consider Latest
Plans For World Order
Discussion of possible post-war or-
ders by such an able historian as is
Prof. Oskar Halecki is of great sig-
nificance, Prof. Arthur R. Boak,
chairman of the history department,
declared in an interview yesterday.
Professor Halecki, international-
ly known historian and former dean
at the University of Cracow, will give
a University lecture on "Problems of
an International Order in European
History" at 4:15 today in Rackham
Lecture Hall under ,the auspices of



J-Hop Tickets
Will Go On Sale
At Union Today
Students Asked To Bring
Exact Amount Of Cash,
One Application Only
J-Hop tickets will be on sale from
12 noon to 4:30 p.m. today in the
Anyone presenting an approved
application may purchase a ticket at
the price of seven dollars. Identifi-
cation cards are not necessary, but
only one ticket will be sold at a time
to eliminate dangers of carrying
large amounts of money.
The seven dollar price is inclusive
of both nights; tickets for each night
may .not be purchased separately.
Paul Samson, '42, ticket chairman,
requests that students have the exact
amount of currency for payment.
"We again remind students that
persons caught scalping tickets will
be subject to disciplinary action by
the Men's Judiciary Council," Lee
Perry, '42, general chairman, em-
Thoroughgoing Yeggs
Clean Pi Lambda Phi
While the 31 brothers of Pi Lam-
da Phi slept soundly in the dormitory
of their house at 715 Hill St. early
yesterday morning yeggs made their
way inside, ransacked almost every
room in the house and emerged with
$150 in cash and about $1690 worth
of clothes, typewriters, watches, rings,
cameras, victrolas and cigarettes.
The burglars entered through an
unlocked window in, the dining room,
Detective Harry G. Smith said. Sev-
eral students heard the burglars but
they believed they were other mem-
bers of the fraternity.
This same house was broken into
last year but the amount stolen was
much less.

the history department.
"The subject of post-wara
tion in Europe has not
treated thoroughly by an
torian," Professor Boak
"and Professor Halecki is
recognized as one of the

yet been
able his-

at the closing session on kSunday.
Dean Alice C. Lloyd advised youth
not to feel self pity but rather since
it has a priceless opportunity to do
something constructive it should look
at the situation that way.
Another speaker, Prof.. Arthur
Smithies of the economics depart-
ment, asserted that American youth
should not passively acquiesce in
the present crisis. Its attitude should
be one of helpful constructive criti-
cism, he maintained.
"The President should have a con-
tinual mandate from the bulk of the
people to maintain social advances,"
he declared.
Dr. Edwa.rd N. Blakeman mead a
summary of the contents of the en-
tire parley.
Student Co-Ops
To Hold Meet
Sessions Friday' Are Open
To Entire Campus
An all-campus meeting on the sub-
ject, "Student Cooperatives," will be
held at 4 p.m. Friday in Room 319
of the Michigan Union under the
auspices of the Inter-Cooperative
Reverend H. L. Pickerill, whose
name has been connected with co-
operatives at the University of Mich-
igan ever since their inception, will
keynote the meeting with a talk on
"The Growth of Cooperatives on the
Michigan Campus-a History and
Evaluation,", in which he will discuss
how the Michigan campus coopera-
tives grew to become famous through-
out the world as a democratic student
housing, movement.
Dorothy Morris, '43A, president of
the Katherine Pickerill Cooperative
House for women will discuss life in a
woman's cooperative house, and Ed-
ward Fried, '41, president of the In-
ter-Cooperative Council will give a
talk on cooperative living for men.
The entire campus is invited and
a special welcome 'is extended to stu-
dents interested in rooming or board-
ing in a cooperative house next sem-
ester. There are now 13 coopera-
tives on the Michigan campus, of
which nine are for men, three are for
women and one is for married



Enter Finals
In Speech 31
Six contestants for the second
'Speech 31 contest were chosen from
18 representatives of various sections
of the class yesterday by members of
the speech department faculty for
the finals at 4 p.m. in Natural Sci-
ence Audtorium tomorrow.
Leanor Grossman, '43, of Hunting-
ton Woods; Morton Jampel, '41, of
Brooklyn, N.Y.; Richard P. Mead,
'42E, of Erie, Penn.; Perry Nelson,
'42, of Saginaw; John Steward, '43,
of Dearborn, and Robert Vibbert,
'43, Detroit will particilpate in the
The speakers will select topics of
their own choice for the final con-
test. Representatives for the pre-
liminaries were chosen by members
of the class sections.
Judges will be Prof. William P.
Halstead, Prof. H. H. Bloomer and
Mr. Glen Mills of the speech depart-
ment faculty. Mr. Alfred Partridge,
also of the speech department, will
act as chairman for the semi-sem-
ester forensic event.
The Speech 31 contest is held each
semester to determine the most ef-
fective student speaker in the course.
All but one student will be eliminated
in tomorrow's finals.
Ski Club To Show
SportsFilm Today
A forty-minute motion picture of
one of the most important ski meets
of recent years will highlight today's
meeting of the Ski Club at 7:30 in
the Rackham Amphitheatre.
The film was made in December,
1939, at the Federatione Internation-
ale de Ski meet at Sun Valley, Ida-
ho. Expert skiers and jumpers came
from all over the world to compete
in the slalom, cross-country, jump-
ing and other events. Dick Dur-
rance, Friedl, Pfeiffer and other rec-
ognized masters appear in the film,
according to James Hynes, '43L, of
the Ski Club.

modern scholars in the field of his-
He suggested that Professor Ha-
lecki would consider proposed plans
for future leagues, coalitions, etc.
from the historical viewpoint, and
would trace past efforts to solve
problems of conflicting interest of
European states by peaceful means.
"His talk will not be propaganda for
any particular position on the ques-
tion," Professor Boak said.
"Professor Halecki's work has been
research in the early modern period,
especially of eastern Europe," he
stated. "He was here two years ago
and gave a memorable talk."
Driven from Poland by the Ger-
man invasion, Professor Halecki or-
ganized the Polish University in Exile
in Paris and was its first president
until he was again forced to leave
by advancing Nazis.
Men's Chorus
To Sing Today
Varsity Glee Club Will Give
Jackson Concert
The Varsity Men's Glee Club will
leave at k: 15 p.m. today from. the
Union for Jackson where they will
give their first formal out-of-town
concert for a women's organization.
.Prof. David Mattern of the School
of Music will conduct the group's
program including "Ballad For Amer-
icans." Erwin Scherdt, Grad., will
sing the solo. The chorus will be ac-
companied by Jack Ossewaarde,
The Glee Club will be entertained
before the concert at a dinner spon-
sored by the woman's group in Jack-
son's Hayes Hotel. Supplementing'
their program will be Chan Pinney,
'41E, Jim Bob Stephenson, '43, and
Phelps Hines, '42A, who will offer
songs from this year's production of
the Union Opera.
Co-Ops Call Applicantsj
All women students interested in
rooming or boarding in a cooperative
house next semester are urged to
phone Ruth Wellington, '41, at
2-2218, the Inter-Cooperative per-
sonnel committee announced yester-

' * *
Noted Ptantst
To PlayChoral
Union Recital
Vladimir Horowitz, noted Russian
pianist, will appear in a Choral Union
concert here at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow
in Hill Auditorium under the aus-
pices of the University Musical So-
The son-in-law of Toscannini,
famous conductor, Horowitz is wide-
ly known for his dynamic piano ren-
ditions of the works of the masters.
His performance tomorrow night will
be the first opportunity Ann Arbor
residents have had in eight years
to hear the pianist. Until last winter,
Horowitz was playing his recitals
abroad. He first appeared in America
in 1926, but left for the sake of Eur-
opean audiences several years ago.
A few tickets for the recital are
still available at the University Musi-
cal Society offices in Burton Tower,
or may be secured tomorrow night
after 7 p.m. at the Hill Auditorium
Horowitz will play the following
Beethoven's Sonata i4 E-flat major
Op. 31, No. 3; Schumann's Arabesque,
Op. 18; Chopin's Sonata in B-flat
minor, Op. 35; six short etudes by
Jelobinsky; Liszt's Sonetto del e-
trarca, Au bord d'une source, anc
Feux follets; and Horowitz's own var-
iations on a Theme from "Carmen.'
International Center
To Hear Dr. Stevens
Dr. David Stevens, director of the
division of humanities of the Rock-
efeller Foundation, will be the guest
for a special tea at the International
Center from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today.
The opportunity to meet Dr! Stev-
ens is especially extended to stu-
dents from Latin American countries.
The Rockefeller Foundation at the
present time is particularly interest-
ed in the establishment of exchange
scholarships and fellowships.

Reich Renews Diplomatic
Activities In Bulgaria;
RAF Fly Over Bengasi
Italian Resistance
Is Termed 'Scant'
(By The Associated Press)
ATHENS, Jan. 13.-Greek soldiers
reporting scant resistance, stabbed
deeper into Italian defense positions
below Valona today and Greek
spokesmen declared this might prove
the greatest offensive of the war in
Although they claimed Fascist lines
were crumbling at some points, au-
thorities in Athens still lacked con-
firmation of reports from the Yugo-
slav frontier that Tepeleni, fortified
mountain town guarding an Italian-
built highway to the port of Valona,
had fallen.
Capture of Tepeleni would give the
Greeks a jumping-off place for a re-
newed thrust toward Valona, sole
southern Albania port remaining in
Italian hands.
A companion drive- northward
along the coast was said to have
brought the Greeks within 30 miles
of Valona. New gains were claimed
also for forces which swept on north-
ward from Klisura, a strategic cen-
tral front point taken last week.
German Activity
Meanwhile, in Bulgaria Germany
renewed diplomatic activitiy tonight
amid indications of a stronger Rus-
sian stand against possible transit of
German troops through Bulgaria for
an attack on Greece or the Dardan-
The German minister, Baron Her-
bert von Richtofen, called on Premier
Bogdan Philoff and Foreign Minister
Ival Popoff in conferences consid-
ered important in the wake of the
denial by Tass, official Russian news
agency, that the Soviet had given
consent to German entry into Bul-
Airdromes and landing fields in the
vicinity of beleaguered Tobruk were
abandoned speedily by the Italians
Cairo reports that RAF squadrons
ranging far ahead of general Sir
Archibald Wavell's land forces have
gained control of the air as far as
Bengasi, or over a third of Italy's
north African colony, British sources
said tonight.


Spy Act Upheld
In Washington today, the supreme
court upheld the constitutionality
of the sweeping espionage act of
1917 which makes it a crime to ob-
tain 'or transmit any "information
respecting the national defense to be
used to the injury of the United
States or to the advantage of any
foreign nation," friend or foe.
Two men convicted in California
of violating the act in 1938 by furn-
ishing to Russia naval intelligence
reports which they deemed "innoc-
uous" contended the wtatute was so
oroad that it might even proscribe
Lhe publicatio. of crop reports by
newspapers if a jury held that such
information was connected with "na-

Trackman Reads Of Successes
In Greek Conflict With Pride

Swomley Urges Public Support
For 'Food To Europe' Meeting

There's a lad on Coach Chester
$tackhouse's yearling track team who
might have been one of the short-
skirted Evzone troops chasing Musso-
lini's embattled legions from Albania
this very moment, had it not been
for his 'adventurous spirit and in-
tense dislike for castor oil at the age
of 15.
Eleas Vlisides is his name and he's
one Michigan freshman to whom the
newspapers mean much more than
ust a perfunctory glance at L'il Ab-
ner, Superman and the sports sec-
tion. For some of Eleas' relatives and
doubtless his former playmates are
engaged in the furious Greek fight
against the Italian end of the Axis
Born in Detroit. Eleas moved to

an Italian vessel, and joined his
parents here in Ann Arbor.
Beginning with a two-word "yes"
and "no" English vocabulary, Eleas
finished up his high school educa-
tion and is now trying to win a place
on the frosh cinder squad as a half
miler and become an engineer in-
terspersed between reading news-
paper accounts of his beloved Greece's
military success.
Strained relations between Italy
and Greece have existed for a long
time, acording to Vlisides, conse-
quently the actual outbreak of war
didn't surprise him a bit. "I knew the
Greeks would resist any aggression,?'
Eleas smiled, "because after 113 years
of independence, we just wouldn't
give it up that easily."
His distaste for castor oil arose,
Eleas guesses. from Premier General

Survey Shows Students Indifferent To Parleys
Because Of Bad Publicity, Generality Of Topics

"With 35 million people reported-
ly on the verge of starvation, Europe
is facing possibly the worst physi-
cal calamity in its history," John
Swomley, secretary of the Youth Sec-
tion of the Fellowship of Reconcilia-
tion, asserted in an interview here
Swomley, here to address the local
chapter of the international pacifist
organization, urged public support
for the organization of a local unit
of the National Committee on. food
for the Five Small Democracies,
which will hold its initial meeting
at 4:30 p.m. today in the Union.
He maintained that "from the
standpoint of pure humanity, we
ought to become interested in feed-
ing Europe," and insisted on the need
for forming local organizations to

Adolf Keller, a representative of thy
^ouncil of churches in Europe, to
America, and Keller's stressing of the
importance of American aid in feed-
ing the suffering people of the five
small democracies in Europe.
According to Swomley, Keller re-
ported that Protestant Christians in
Europe were asking two questions:
"Is American Christianity really in-
terested in the world Christian church
movement, and, if so, how can they
let us starve?" and also, "Is there
really a God, and, if so, where is our
daily bread?"
Swomley said that American health
conditions are potentially endangered
by the prospects of a famine in Eur-
ope, recalling the disease epidemics
which swept America at the close of
the last World War. " General re-
sistance to disease in Europe had

The student body is about 90 per
cent indifferent to discussions such
as those which arose out of the win-
ter parley last week, according to a
personal survey in which the opinions
of more than 100 students passing
the center of the diagonal, were re-
Interviewers from The Daily dis-

ity praising the efforts of the parley
was that students are led into dis-
cussions of topics with which they or-
dinarily would not deal.
Of the few opinions which were
recorded the following are selected
as representative of all attitudes.:
Prof. Arthur Smithies: I don't

contact. I think it is important to get
people who usually do not participate
in the sort. of discussions which go
on at parleys.
Seymour Podolsky, '42: In general
the discussions were inadequate, for
the student body was not well enough
represented. It was especially inter-




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