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VOL. Ll. No. 85 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1941 Znx
British Crush Italian Defenses At Tol

PRICE FIVE CENTS
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Iigby's Past Looks Bad, So Harmon Pulls Out

Tom Declares
He Won't Play
In Proposed
CharityGame
Telegrams Assert That
Promoter Has Acted
Disreputably In Past
Dealings; Lost License
Evy, Fritz Frutig'
Refuse Offer Also
By DON WIRTCHAFTER
The "Mystery Bowl" appeared
doomed here last night when Tom
Harmon informed The Daily that
he was pulling out.
H rmon's decision came after a
furious evening during the course of
which:.,k
1. The Daily received a telegram
from a friend in Pittsburgh, declar-
ing the elusive "Rig" Rigby to be
Elwood' (Wait A Minute) Rigby, a
wrestling promoter with a none-too-
wholesome background.
2. Mr. Rigby himself called Harmon
from California, learned that Tom
had decided to withdraw because of
Rigby's alleged Pittsburgh exper-
iences, and then hotly denied that
there was anything shady about his
past.
Wire Gives Information
The Daily's information about the
mysterious Mr. Rigby came from a
friend closely associated with the Post
Gazette in Pittsburgh. This friend
wired The Daily, as follows :
. "Party lost promotion license un-
der Commissioner McCelland 1937-
unethical tactics. Was known in
sporting circles as Elwood Wait A
Minute Rigby. Post Gazette describes
him as absolutely no good. Wrote
numerous bad checks around town.
Was last heard of in California where
he called Post Gazette on phone and
wired stories which they refused to
accept as they say he is bad news.
Want nothing to do with him. Their
advice all others to steer clear if
money is concerned."
The Daily received this telegram
early in the evening and immediately
relayed the information to Harmon.
To which Tom replied:
Harmon Steps Out
"Well, if that's the way things
stand, and that's the kind of a guy
he is, you can count me out."
At midnight Rigby called Harmon
by telephone, *to see how things are
going." Harmon told him that he had
decided to withdraw, because of this
telegram which The Daily had re-
ceived.
That drew a blast from "Rig," who
insisted that his reputation was clean,
that he had no outstanding debts,
that this proposed game is the idea
of Miami businessmen, and that he
would gladly leave the scheme al-
together if it would save the game.
Further evidence was received in
a wire from Jack Bell, sports editor
of The Miami Daily News. While he
was here, Rigby had claimed several
times that Bell was the man through
whom he was negotiating in Miami.
According to the Hollywood mystery
man, it was Bell's idea to hold such a
game, and Rigby was going to handle
(Continued on Page 3)
Churchill As
Draft For Labor

LONDON, Jan. 22-Prime Minister
Churchill declared today that Bri-
tain must conscript her factory man-
power and womanpower because she
faces in the next six months the first
intense demand for labor to supply an
army on a scale unchanged from the
days when British troops were to
have fought "a continuous action
on the continentAof Europe against
the German enemy."
"This great nation." he told the

Will Not Play

FDR's Power
Will Be Topic

Of Discussion
Osterweil, Ryder To Study
Extraordinary Executive
Request For Authority
Michigan Forum
To Sponsor Debate

r

TOM HARMON
Prof. Slosson
To Deiver Tl
On War Today
University Women's Club
To Hear Fourth Lecture
In Current Event Series
The fourth in the series of lectures
on "Current Events" will be given at
4:15 p.m. today in the Lecture Hall
of the Rackham Building by Prof.
Preston Slosson of the history de-
partment. This series of lectures is
sponsored by the Ann Arbor-Ypsi-
lanti branch of the American Associ-
ation of University Women.
At each of his lectures Professor
Slosson reviews the latest develop-
ments in the world situation since the
time of the preceding lecture. In his
last talk, he stated that the present
struggle between Germany and Eng-
land would be decided on the sea: in
Britain's ability to transport raw ma-
terials through the German subma-
rine and aerial blockade.
In his lecture today, Professor Slos-
son will deal with the current con-
troversy in Congress over the powers
which would be given to President
Roosevelt in Bill No. 1776, the "lend-
lease" bill. He will also take up the
recent political developments in Ru-
mania and the state of the war be-
tween Britain and Germany.

President Roosevelt's bid for more
authority in his program to aid Bri-
tain will receive the support of Frank
L. Ryder, Grad., and the opposition
of Harold D. Osterweil, '41, when they
meet in the first Michigan Forum
debate of the year at 7:30 today in
the North Lounge of the Union.
Herman Epstein, '41. will preside
over~the debate proceedings and open
discussion from the floor will follow
the addresses of the principal speak-
ers. Following the discussion a vote
will be taken on the topic to deter-
mine the sentiment of the audience.
The Forum is a non-partisan or-
ganization sponsored by the Michigan
League, Michigan Union, Student
Senate and Daily to stimulate the
interest of students and faculty in
current issues in political, social and
economic fields of thought. The gov-
erning committee is comprised of the
heads of the sponsoring organiza-
tions, and the Parley committee of
the Student Senate is in charge of
arrangements..
"It is hoped that the Forum will
fill in the long gap between the Par-
leys," Epstein remarked, in announc-
ing the intention of the sponsoring;
committee to sponsor a regular series
of Forums throughout the coming
semester. Outside speakers as well
as students and faculty will be in-
vited to speak from the Forum's ros-
trum, he said.
Assisting Epstein and the Parley
committee in arranging today's de-
bate has been executive secretary,
Laurence Mascott, '41. Prof. Arthur
Smithies and James Duesenberry of
the economics department are hon-
orary members of the Forum com-
mittee.
Nazi Air Ace Interned;
Two Prisoners Escape
AN EAST CANADIAN PORT, Jan.
22.-(P)-A Nazi air ace ranked as one
of Germany's, most deadly and hun-
dreds of other shotdown airmen and
captured seamen were brought here
from England for internment today
but two escaped within a few hours
after they trudged down the gang-
plank of their camouflaged prison
ship.
The escape of the unidentified pair
was announced by the Royal Cana-
dian Mounted Police just after the
exploits of the ace prisoner were de-
tailed without identifying him by
name.

Radio Vox Pop'
Will Be Staged
Here This Week
"Vox Pop," the original man-on-
the-street radio program, will make
its first campus appearance west of
New York here at 7:30 p.m. next
rhursday when Parks:Johnson and
Wally Butterworth broadcast their
weekly coast-to-coast CBS feature
from the Union Ballroom.
Several graduates and undergrad-
uates will be quizzed by Johnson and
Butterworth during the course of
their half-hour program and a variety
of prizes will be given to participants
for correct answers.
University students will be able
to hear another college "Vox Pop"
broadcast tonight direct from the
U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.
1940 football captain, Dick Foster,
and Davis Cup tennis player, Joe
Hunt, will be among those quizzed.
The entire floor of the Union Ball-
room, which will hold about 700, will
be given over to chairs for students
wishing to attend the broadcast. An-
nouncement of ticket distribution and
other arrangements will be made in
The Daily early this week.
In a statement to The Daily re-
ceived yesterday, Johnson, originator
of "Vox Pop," said: "Everyone knows
about the famous University of Mich-
igan and would like to meet some of
the boys and girls who are students
there. They'll get their chance
through "Vox Pop." And the ques-
tions won't be as tough as those on
your exam papers two days after the
broadcast."
YMCA Holds
Statewide Meet
In Union Today
Members To Be Greeted
By President Ruthven;
Judge Carlson To Talk
More than 300 members of the
YMCA will hold their annual State
Convention and Laymen's Conference
today at the Union.
Dr. James Ellenwood, state YMCA
secretary for New York, and Judge
Eskil C. Carlson, former president
of the national YMCA council, will
be the chief speakers of the conven-
tion.
President Alexander G. Ruthven
will give the welcoming 'address at
the convention luncheon to be held
at 12:15 p.m. Dr. Ellenwood will
speak on "Look at the Y," and the
State Committee will offer its an-
nual report.
Opening the sessions will be a gen-
eral assembly at 9:30 a.m., with Fer-
ris D. Stone presiding. "The Y in an
Unplotted Future" will be the topic
of Dr. Ellenwood's opening speech of
the day. Sectional meetings will be
held at 10:30 a.m.
Judge Carlson will deliver the main
address at the conference dinner
scheduled for 5:15 p.m. His subject
will be "The Basic Problem and our
Obligation to Youth." Other features
of the closing banquet will be a
description of the Indian Guides cab-
in system and a talk on "The Camp-
bell Jr.'s Gang" by Edward Laimae,
of the Detroit YMCA branch.
Prof. Howard M. Ehrmann of the
(Continued on Page 2)
Maxwell Speaks
To Engine Group

"Hands" which lift with ease, the
heavy beams and other materials
used in manufacturing were described
to members of the student section of
the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers by M. C. Maxwell, assist-
ant to the president of a crane and
hoist manufacturing company in
a talk "One-Hundred Horsepower
Hands" given last night.

Specialists,
Industrialists
Will Convene
Second Annual Hygiene
Conference To Begin
Proceedings Today
Year's Progress
To Be Reviewed
Medical specialists and industrial-
ists from over the entire nation will
convene here today through Satur-
day for the second annual Confer-
ence on Industrial Hygiene.
Meeting to revive the past year's
progress in industrial Hygiene and to
point out and discuss some of its
trends, the Conference intends to
stress the close interrelationships of
industrial hygiene to the modern pub-
lic health movement and to the
health sciences professions, with par-
ticular reference to the medical pro-
fession.
The list of speakers includes prom-
inent representatives from each of
the special fields of industrial hy-
giene: medicine, engineering, nursing,
and laboratory work. Roundtable dis-
cussions under selected chairmen will
be held.
Under the chairmanship of Dr.
John Sundwall, director of the Divis-
ion of Hygiene aid Public Health of
the University, the opening session
at 9 a.m. today will begin with a wel-
come address by Dr. James D. Bruce,
vice-president of the University,
chairman of the Division of Health
Sciences and director of the Depart-
ment of Post Graduate Medicine.
"Health Promotion in Industry,"
and "Industrial Medicine and Other
Health Agencies" will be discussed by
Dr. Frank J. Sladen, physician-in-
chief of the Henry Ford Hospital, and
Dr. K. E. Markuson, director of the
Bureau of Industrial Hygiene of the
Michigan Department of Health, re-
spectively.
Convening at 2:00 p.m. today's af-
(Continued on Page 2)
Defense ProductionI
Rising, Knudsen Says
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22-(P)-In'
clipped phrases, William S. Knudsen
submitted today a cautiously opti-
mistic report on the progress of ef-
forts to gear industry quickly to the
manufacture of arms.
The plain-spoken defense director
told reporters he hoped that 33,000
military planes would be turned out
by July of next year, although "we
were slow getting under way." Of
these, he said, 14,000 were earmarked
for- Breat Britain.
At the first of a series of weekly
press conferences at which he said
he woudl alternate with Sidney Hill-
man, co-director, Knudsen reported
war plane production already was
"getting a little better."-

0W Rritich

Study Hints.
Are Featured
By New Garg
Magazine Goes On Sale
Today; , Twenty Prize
'Gargoons' To Be Run
Timely and helpful, or at least
timely, hints on how to study are
pictorially featured in the February
issue of Gargoyle, on sale today. Two
full pages show Michigan students
preparing for or fortifying against
that trying exam period.
Freudian Fanny is here again-this
time describing the technique that
should be followed by girls who only
want to be friends. Stardust has fol-
lowed up "Its" -since the editor,
refuses to to divulge Fanny's Franken-
stein's sex-first two articles on love
as ruled by the head with this one
on fencing. After one has learned
how to get a date and how to oscu-
late, a girl ought to know how to deal
with the consequences.-;
"These Are The People" focuses
on Gertrude Frey, who worked with
Louis Adamic last summer while he
was writing his latest book, "From
Many Lands."
Garg goes south this issue, too,1
as Will Sapp, '43, has contributed
three pages of the bronzed and
brawny swimming team on their trip
to Florida during swimming vaca-
tion. Matt Mann, the team's coach,
is shown in action, directing the na-
tators at practice.
Twenty prize "Gargoons," selected
from the past eight years are re-
vived in today's edition, and are run
along with 15 new cartoons. Past
readers will remember especially car-
toons by Al Williams, '39, who is now
working as a cartoonist for Walt Dis-
ney.

i hands-entered Tobruk at
after more than 24 hours of
attack upon the town and port
ritish troops, warships and
rs.
isands of Italians-no precise
had been made-already had
pported captured.
the Tobruk fortress was the
r part of an Italian garrison
00, and the fact that units of
itish Mediterranean fleet had
ble to bombard the town for
suggested that there could be
e of retreat by sea.
Attack Began Early
re the .town, smoke rose over
bble left by the shells pumped
so long.
general attack began early
lay morning. "Free French"
fought bitterly and success-
side the British and Australi-
Bardia, Tobruk was ringed by
ig outer arc of defenses about
les from the coast and, with
, encircling the whole town.
er cover of general, prelimin-
saults by British and "Free
" forces, picked regiments of
and Australians were massed
the eastern-and main-sec-
the defenses.
ero-hour-shortly after dawn
iay-sappers plunged- forward
through the barbed wire bar-
British tanks smashed through,
ed by shouting British and
ian infantrymen in steel hei-
They quickly subdued two of
arest strong points and then
ulk of the attacking troops
t through fanwise.
Italians Admit Loss
Rome the Italian high com-
acknowledged that the British
'oken through Tobruk's eastern
es. It asserted that in East
British motorized forces had
halted at predetermined points"
had suffered "considerable
n the bulk of the attacking
poured through fanwise.
the other fronts far away-in
kfrica-as far as 2,000 miles-
alians were withdrawing today,
ports reaching British military
uarters here.
Italian divisions which had
Kassala, in the Anglo-Egyp-
>uda:, and the nearby frontier
were said to have withdrawn
than 40 miles inside Italian
a with the British still in pur
other Italian retreat reported
long the southern frontier of
ia.
preme Court
justice Retires
SHINGTON, Jan. 22-G'P)-As-
e Justice James Clark McRey-
brusque and immovable foe of
Deal contitutional principles,
Lced his retirement from the
me Court today, making possible
lent Roosevelt's sixth appoint-
to that nine-man tribunal.
withdrawal started an immed-

Major Libyan Base
Falls To Attackers
After Short Siege
Australian Shock Troops Lead Successful Assault
As Twenty-Four Hour Land, Sea And Aerial
Bombardment Weakens Enemy Garrison
Victors Report Capture Of Thousands
As Aussies Cut Off Retreat Of Fascists
(By The Assocleted Press)
CAIRO, Egypt, Jan. 22.-The fall of the major Italian Libyan base of
Tobruk to the British African Army was announced officially tonight.
Mopping-up operations continued in the town's western defenses alone.
"The remainder of the defenses are in our hands," said a military com-
munique. Australian shock troops led the forces storming Tobruk. They
immediately cut off the Italians still holding out beyond the port to the west.
These advanced units-the same Australians who had led the way in a
campaign that now has all but consolidated 80 miles of Libyan coastline in

Civil War Spreads In Rumania
As Iron Guard Fights Regime

Church Must Keep Reflection
% Alive,' Prof. E. E. Aubrey Says

(By The Associated Press)
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Jan. 23.-Civil
war between Rumanian extremists
and soldiers of Dictator-General Ion
Antonescu spread rapidly through-.
out Nazi-dominated Rumania today
and news dispatches said several
hundred persons probably had been
killed in bitter fighting.
Dispatches from Bucharest said
the rebels claimed more than 30,000
were fighting for them. The revolt-
ers also were said to be claiming the
ascendency in most cities in Ru-
manian Transylvania, the remnant
of the vast province which the Axis
left to Rumania last year in an en-
forced settlement between Rumania
and Hungary.
Rumania's neighbors were nerv-
ous. Hungary was reported calling up

stations Radio Romania and Radio
Bucharest broadcast an order for all
Iron Guardists, believed to form the
backbone of the rebel movement, to
remain at their fighting positions and
wait for orders from their chief,
Horia Sima. BBC also said a Ru-
manian arrmy corps-presumably the
Fifth-was marching toward Buch-
arest.)
Advices from Brasov, north of Bu-
charest, said a revolutionary leader,
General Dragalina, was reported
marching to Bucharest with troops.
The Bucharest radio, held by the
revolters, appealed to troops there not
to fire on the rebels. The radio em-
phasized that the extremists were
"ready to die like our captain," mean-
ing Corneliu Codreanu, Iron Guard
leader killed in 1928. for whose death

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Ministers from all parts of the
state adjourned the second annual
Michigan Pastors Conference here
yesterday after three days of lectures
stressing the church's duty to main-
tain international fellowship in a
world of nationalistic conflict.
"While countries organizing for
war preparation are being central-
ized-at the expense of democracy, the
church must keep reflection alive,"
Prof. Edwin E. Aubrey, professor of
theology and ethics at the University
of Chicago, asserted at the closing
session yesterday.
Speaking on "The Task of the
Churchkingthe Present Crisis of De-
mocracy," Professor Aubrey said the
church must sustain the power of

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the "local seed bed" of morale in
democracy, Professor Aubrey out-
lined three chief functions for the
church during the present crisis.
The church, he said, should stimu-
late the public mind and act as an
agitator of discontent if society loses
its perspective of right in war con-
fusion. Secondly, the church must
stabilize the public mind in the face
of hysteria by giving historical and
cosmic perspective, he stated.
Thirdly, the church should steer
the public mind by making the peo-
ple feel guilty when pursuing self-
ish motives, and by directing inevi-

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