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British -Russian Aid
Perils American Defense





Moscow Claims

Supreme Court Mourns
Death Of Louis Brandeis



Berlin Still Silent

Nazi Mechanized Columns
Smashed By Russians
In South, Central Areas
Germans Awaiting
New Developments
'By The Associated Press)
MOSCOW, Tuesday, Oct. 7.-Co-
ordinated Soviet lInd and air blows
on the Central and Southern fronts
smashed two German motorized col-
umns and destroyed 98 Nazi tanks,
the Russians announced today in
ac1 nowledging the Nazis had wedged
into; the Red Army lines at one point
in the west.
The early morning communique
failed to say where the German tank
adance was ntade in the western
sector, but said the Red Air Force and
tank units destroyed 34 Nazi tanks,
22 of them by air bombs.
On the southern front the official
announcement said 64 German tanks,
130 infantry and ammunition trucks
and two fuel tanks were destroyed by
Soviet airmen. .
Fighting Continues
Elsewhere along the front the
Soviet announcement said stubborn
fighting still raged on and in, the far
northern waters of the -Baltic Sea
the Red Navy was credited with sink-
ing a German troopship.
For nearly a weeksnow the defend-
ers of Leningrad have reported daily
counter-blows against the German
siege lines, frequently claiming gains
of one, two or three miles, and to-
ni ht their position, was represented
as strong as it has ever been in the
six-week-old siege.
Not only there but also at Odessa,
similarly beleaguered on the Black
Sea, in the Ukraine, in the east be-
fore Kharkov and on the approaches
to the Crimea, the Red Army's posi-
* tions were said to be straighter and
stronger than at any time in the 15-
week-old invasion.
Leningrad, Odessa Important
Leningrad and Odessa, successfully
defended, would remain important di-
versions for ,the forces of the Reich
even if the Russians never are able
to sally far in counter-offensive
strokes. In that sense they bolster
the defense of any other lwtential
objectives in Russia.'
Since the invasion started one air
unit defending Leningrad was credit-
ed with destruction of 324 German
planes-276 en route to Leningrad
and 48 destroyed on, one German
airdrome. An anti-aircraft detach-
ment in one week downed 19 Ger-
man planes and, using its weapons
for horizontal fire, destroyed 27
tanks, six field pieces, 10 mortars
and almost 1,000 men, according to
the Leningrad advices.
Germans Awai
New Developments
(By The Associated Press)
BERLIN, Oct. 6.-Events of untold,
significance are occurring on the
Eastern Front, but the High Coin-
' and is hiding them behind the
"silence ~which comes before the an-
nouncement of new achievements,"
authorized German sources asserted
The German nation was told of
"additional successes" in offensive
operations on the Eastern Front, but
the war bulletin from Adolf Hitler's
headquarters gave no details and
spokesmen said the dispatches were
touching' only the fringes of the
action, leaving the main story cur-
tained in silence.
Hints Of Magnitude
There were two hints of the magni-
tude of the High Ciommand's rigidly

secret activity-Hitler's own asser-
tion Friday that a "gigantic new de-
velopment" was then 48 hours under
way and the comment of the well-in-
ornAMed Dienst Aus Deutschland news
commentary that it is so vast it com-
pares with "the opening of an en-
tirely new campaign."
Developments on the approaches
to Leningrad apparently belonged in
the category of what the spokesman
called the fringes of the German
-rn th a r ean fai a fhp8Anven m -

No Cargo Ships
Panama Says
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6(P)-Little
Panama rose up today and threw a
big monkey wrench into reported
plans to arm a large number of
American-owned cargo ships flying
the Panamanian flag.s
A decree of the cabinet council at
Panama declared flatly that mer-
dhant vessxels of the Central American
country must not be armed, under
penalty of cancellation of their Pan-
ama registry.
Only last month President Roose-
velt had revealed steps already had.
been taken to arm some of the Anier-
ican-owned ships which had been
transferred to Panamanian registry
to escape the prohibitions of the
United States neutrality "act. (That
act prevents arming American-flag
cargo ships and bars-them from com-
bat zones.)
Mr. Roosevelt disclosed the Pink"
Star, former Danish vessel taken over
by the United States and placed un-
der the Panamanian flag, was armed
at thetime it was torpedoed in the
north Atlantic Sept. 19. Mr. Roose-
velt added that Panama was arming
some other vessels under its registry,
but he did not know how many.
Senator Connally (Dem.-Tex.),
chairman of the Senate Foreign Re-
lations Committee, said tonight Pan-
ama's decision against the arming of
ships "may be the result of pressure
by some small groups that always
have entertained a political animos-
ity toward the United States."
However, he declared the decision
"doesn't hurt anything" and added:
"We can amend the neutrality ac$
and arm them on our own responsi-
bility. And maybe later on we can tell
our ships that they can go anywhere
on the high ,as."
Connally declared it would be wel-
come news to many Americans that
American-owned ships would not sail
henceforth under the flag of Panama.
Patrolman Finds
Wrecked Bomber
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Oct. 6.-(IP)-
State Highway Patrolman Jack Pow-
ell radioed the Coconino County sher-
iff's office tonight that a ground
party had reached the wreckage of
the Army Air Corps missing B-18
bomber and that all fix occupants
were dead.
Powell said wreckage and bodies
were strewn over the side of snow-
covered Agassiz Peak.
The highway patrol car is about
three miles from the wreck and mes-
sengers had to climb over rugged,
trail-less terrain to make radio trans-
mission possible. The report was re-
ceived at the sheriff's office by dep-
uty Dan Williams.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.-GP)-Sad-
dened by the death of the retired
Justice Louis D. Brandeis the Su-
premne Court reconvened today with
a new Chief Justice and two new
members to start work on a record
number of cases, many of far-reach-
ing importance.,r
The opening sessionlasted but four
minutes out of respect to Brandeis,
but starting tomorrow the justices
will begin conferences to determine
which of 650 petitions for review will
be granted and their first decisions
on the petitions will be announced
next Monday.
Services To Be Held
Private funeral services for Bran-
deis, who died of a heart attack last
night at the age of 84, will be held at
his home here tomorrow afternoon.
It has not been decided yet whether
burial will be here or at Louisville,
Ky., his former home. A public mem-
orial service will be held later at a
time and place to be announced.
Chief Justice Stone, presiding over
the court for the first time following
the retirement of Charles Evans
Hughes, read a tribute to Brandeis
for his "rare sagacity and wisdom"
and his "prophetic vision." Pre-
Food Handling
Law -s Proposed
By City Council
Taxi Rate During Football
Games May Be Raised;
Health Bill Is Studied
Referred to the Ordinance Com-
mittee of the City Council at its
meeting yesterday was the outline
of a proposed amendment to the
present health-of-food-handler laws.
The ordinance, if passed in its
present form by the Council would
compel all food handlers to receive
instruction in the handling of food,
and to fill out a notarized question
blank which would be used as the
basis for determining theuadvisability
of a health examination by the city
Since there are 2,500 food handlers
in the city, it was pointed out, the
problem is one that should be taken
care of at once. t
The Council passed to its second
reading an amendment to the ordi-
nances regarding the fares of taxis,
which, if it is adopted by the Council,
will provide for the raising of taxi
fares on home football week-ends and
when three or more persons use one
The amendment states that on
football Saturdays, from 12 noon to
6 p.m., drivers may charge a 50 cent
flat rate and a dollar minimum
charge. This was proposed so that
the greatly reduced number of trips
could be compensated for by the
drivers and the company.
The other proposal was that the
standard rate for one or two persons
be maintained, but that when three
or more use the same cab, the price
shall start from 50 cents. That is,
a third person would pay only 10
cents, but it would be added to the
50 cent charge made for two persons,
and so on as more passengers are

vioqsly President Roosevelt had sent
a message to the justice's widow say-
ing his "life in the law, both as advo-
cate and judge, was guided by the
finestattributes of mind and heart
Sand soul.''
Opened By Roberts
The brief court session was opened
by Justice Roberts, the only member
of the court besides Stone not ap-
pointed by Presidept Roosevelt. Rob-
erts announced Stone had been nom-
inated chief Justice and confirmed
by the Senate and that he already
had taken the oath.
Then Stone announced thr ap-
pointments of former Attorney Gen-
eral Robert H. Jackson, who succeeds
Stone, and of former Senator James
F. Brynes of South Carolina, who
succeeds the retired Justice James C.
McReynolds. 'they also had been
sworn in previously.
19DR, Senators
Are To Confer,
On Neutrality
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.-(AP)-The
possibility of a Senate filibuster
against changes in the neutrality law
arose today as President Roosevelt
invited Senate leaders of both parties'
to the White House for a conference
which will determine just what
amendments may be recommended.
The possibilities ranged from a
proposal that the act be repealed in
its entirety to piecemeal revision
aimed at permitting the arming of
American cargo ships and perhaps
removing restrictions which now pre-
vent our merchlantmen from carry-
ing supplies into English ports.
To the conference, which will be
held tomorrow, Mr. Roosevelt sum-
moned Senators Barkley (Dem.-Ky.),'
the Majority Floor Leader, Chairman
Connally (Dem.-Tex.) of the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee, Sena-
tor George (Dem.-Ga.), ranking
Democratic member of the commit-
tee, Senator McNary (Rep.-Ore.),
Republican floor leader and Senator
Austin (Rep.-Vt.), assistant Repub-
lican leader.
To act as observers for the House,
Mr. Roosevelt also invited Chairman
Bloom (Dem.-N.Y.) of the Foreign
Affairs Committee, arld Rep. Eaton
(Rep.-N.J.), a member of the com-
mittee. The emphasis upon the Sen-
ate representation was considered to
indicate the administration would
follow the strategy of seeking Sen-
ate approval of its amendments first.
Where foreign affairs are con-
cerned the administration's. voting
strength is proportionately much
greater in the Senate than in the
House and it was apparently hoped
the measure might go back to the'
latter body carrying the prestige of a
big Senate vote of approval.
Brazil Reports
Big Sea Battle

'Invincible' Yanks Clinch
World Series As Bonham
'DefeatsDodgers In Final

Hits Homer.. .

.. .Series' Star



CIO Opposes
Wage Control'
President Murray Defends+
Price Control Measure
Against Attack By Gore
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.-(/P)-The
CIO expressed opposition today- to
Federal control of wages shortly after
Representative Gore (Dem.-Tenn.),
advanced a substitute for the admin-
istration's proposed price control leg-
islation, a measure to prevent prices,+
wages and most rents rising above
current levels.
Gore is an influential member of
'the House Banking Committee, which'
is considering the administration's
bill. The latter measure would mere-
ly gran- 'discretionary power for an
administrator to place ceilings over
prices and would not affect wages.
Introducing his substitute, Gore
said the administration's bill was
"weak-kneed, piece-meal legislation"
which "will not stop inflation."
Philip Murray, president of the
CIO, in a statement read to the House
Committee by Ralph ,Hetzel, Jr., head'
of the economic division of the ,CIO,
said there was no need for Federal
control of wages, but there was im-
mediate necessity for price control.
Murray said arguments that wage
increases were responsible for cur-
rent price increases were false and
were being used "as a new touchstone
to justify attacks upon organized
labor by those who have always
sought labor's destruction."
Hetzel, answering questions, told
the committee he feared "there will
be a serious movement for incre'ased,
wages" unless' prices are stabilized. I

AFL Support
Will Be Given
Defense Effort
Green Pledges Roosevelt
All Possible Aid; Says,
Labor Must Be Free
SEATTLE, Oct. 6-(MP)-The Amer-
ican Federation of Labor opened its
61st annual convention today in, a
wave of enthusiasm for all-out sup-
port of President Roosevelt's national
defense efforts and for simultaneous
planning against the possibilities of
a postwar-boom social and economic
While pledging aid to the nation's
foreign policies, Federation President
William Green emphasized that labor
"from every nation in the world must
be accorded the privilege to sit in at
the peace conference and help nego-
tiate a world peace.
"We ares determined that the regi-
mentation of labor, involuntary servi-
tude and forced labor shall be wiped
out and the totalitarian form of gov-
ernment eliminated.
"The right of working men and wo-
men to belong to free democratic
"trade unions must be written into a
world peace conference and guaran-
teed by those who subscribe their
names to the peace." ,
The convention hall was packed to
its 3,500 capacity today when Green
drew the opening day's crowd to its
feet with a shouted pledge of anti-
isolationist support "to the bitter end"
of President Roosevelt even "if it is
necessary to take more drastic action
to protect the freedom of the seas
and democracy."

Deciding Contest Marked'
By Constant Argument;
Henrich Hits Home Rtun
Dodgers Again Held
To OnlyFour Hits
E{BETS FIELD, Brooklyn, ,Oct. 6
-(P)-The almost invincible New
York Yankees rolled to their fifth
world championship in six years to-
day by browbeating the Brooklyn
Dodgers 3 to 1 in the fith and most
turbulent tussle of the World Series
The two teams fought the umpires
and each other at every turn in one
continual wrangle and even though
the Dodgers were soundly whipped
by the four-hit hurling of big Ernie
Bonham, it was the kind of a wild
and reckless show that the Brooklyn
Bums had been expected to provide
earlier in the series.
34,072 Attend Game
It gave the 34,72 fans, biggest
turnout of the three games in Brook-
lyn, a chance to exercise their famed
vocal chords.
Whitlow Wyatt,. the lean, bald
Georgian who J'Ci stopped the Yanks
in the second game for their only
loss of the series, threw a couple of
high inside pitches to Joe DiMaggio
that resembled "dusters" by coinci-
dence or otherwise and the two rival
heroes almost started a free-for-all
on the pitchers' mound, after DiMag-
gio's third turn at bat.
Every player of both teams rushed
into the argument and the slightest
spark might have set off an explo-
Wyatt earlier had been stirred to
violent protest by the balls and strike
judgment of Umpire Bill MGowan of
the American League, who worked
behind the plate. 'Once whe a walk
was called for Joe Gordon, Wyatt
threw his glove on the ground, the
ball in the air and stamped and
fumed around the plate and ended
up by kicking a deep hole in the
Managers Argue
The managers and coaches of bth,
teams joined in the arguments with
the umpires at various stages and
there were two fires in the park
during the game, to add to the con-
fusion. One of these was on the roof
back of a temporary press box and
the other was a piece of bunting
hanging on the railing of the second
deck of the leftfield stands. It blazed
up like a giant torch and fell down-
ward, barely missing spectators in
the boxes below.
Through all of these stormy scenes
and the excitement of the fans, old,
whitehaired Commissioner K. M. Lan-
dis just sat in stony silenee, his
broad-brimmed felt hat pulled low
over his shaggy forehead and is
chin resting on the railing in front
of his box.
And, as though impelled by the
force of his grim visage, the opposing
clubs finally settled back into some
sort of order to finish their struggle.
The fun and fighting was largely
a sideshow for the more sane observ-
ers, anyway, for the mighty Yankees
took the lead and held it from te
second stanza on as Bonham pitched
a masterful game.
Eighth Championship
They were out to get, and did get,
their eighth championship in the
eight World Series they have reached
since 1927. Over that stretch they
captured 32 out of 36 games and they
were just about as unbeatable tqday
as they ever were.
,Wyatt was wild at the start, walk-
ing five men in the first four innings,
and the nervousness of catcher
Mickey Owen, whose failure to hold
a third strike on Tom Henrin in the
ninth inning yesterday cost Brooklyn
a victory, was no help to the National
League ace who won 22 times during

the regular season.
In the second inning he had a full
count of 3 and 2 on Charley Keller
and the slugger tipped a foul third
strike which Owen was unable to
hold. Then Wyatt served a wide ball
which Owen let get through him and
Keller not only got to first base, but
made a gesture at turning toward
Bill Dickey followed with a ringing


From Villages
Engagement 1

Skakespeare In New Form:
Maurice Evans, Famous Actor,
To Present Lecture-Recital Here

Recognized as the greatest living
Shakespearean actor, Maurice Evans,.
now atN the pinnacle of his career,.
will present a unique lecture-recital
entitled "Shakespeare in the News"
at 8:15 p.m. Friday in Hill Auditor-
ium as the initial presentation of the
1941-42 Oratorical Association Series.
Evans' appearance will mark the
close of the season ticket sale which
-offers opportunity for considerable
savings. Single tickets will be sold
at Hill Auditorium during the day
Thursday and Friday, and Friday
The recital, illustrated by Evans'j
readings of many of the greatest
scenes Shakespeare ever wrote, has
won an amount of acclaim from the
critics that indicates his appearance
here will be an outstanding event of
the season. Evans donates the pro-
ceeds from the recitals to the British
War Relief Fund.

MACEIO, Brazil, Oct. 6.-UP)-Re-
ports from scattered coastal villages i
today indicated the possibility that
as many as four vessels may have I
participated in a running naval en-
gagement off the easternmost bulge
of Brazil last week and that one of
the ships may have been sunk.
(There has been no confirmation
of such a battle from any official
The Associated Press correspondent
at Maragogy, 60 miles north of here,
said it was reported wreckage from a
ship was washed ashore near Porto
De Pedras, 12 miles south of Mara-
Another report from Porto De
Pedras said an empty lifeboat bearing
the name "White" had been washed
ashore there and this was 'believed
here to be the one from which 17
survivors of the sunken American-
owned freighter I. C. White were res-
cued by the freighter Del Norte.
This lifeboat, still carrying a cask
of biscuits, apparently was aban-
doned after the White's survivors
were picked up and had no connec-
tion with the reported sea battle.
Prisoner-Trade Deal
Is Canceled By Nazis
NEWHAVEN, England, Tuesday,

Sponsored by the Ann Arbor chap-
ter of the Committee To Defend
America, the Welsh miner, novelist
and playwright Jack Jones will speak
here at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Rack-
ham Amphitheatre.
A veteran of two wars and 26 yearsy
underground in the coal mines of
Wales, Jones will speak on "How Brit-
ish Labor Views The War." This ad-
dress is part of, a lecture tour he has
undertaken since the beginning of
the present war.
The art of rostrum and water-
pitcher is a new one to Jones. Born
in 1884 he worked as a miner and
seved a four year army hitch until
1914 when he was called up as a
reservist. Wounded in the first World
War, he spent the post-armistice
years as a miner and representative
of his district at conventions and
wage negotiations.
Longer and longer intervals be-
tween, his sporadic jobs gave Jones
an opportuntiy to read. At the age
of fifty. Jones attempted his first

Jones to buy a typewriter. His next
work, an autobiography, was pub-
lished as "Unfinished Journey."
With the declaration of war, Jones
followed his four sons into the Em-
pire service. As fire-warden and ci-
vilian defense worker, he went
through over sixty Nazi air blitzed.
The "illusion of a capitalists' war"
was the ultimate reason for Jones
lecture tour. He explained labor's at-
titude and came to America to ad-
dress Welsh-American groups and
bthers interested in his viewpoint.
Jones' talk will be the first of a
series to be conducted by the Com-,
mittee To Defend America. Among
its faculty and guest speakers pre-
sented last year were Gerhart Seger,
ex-member of . the German Reich-
stag, and Roving Editor Karl Detzer
of the Readers' Digest.
The Committee's avowed mission,
"to aid the Allies, defeat the Axis
powers, and develop means of future
peace," is carried out through "pub-
lic education and expression of public

From Mines To Rackham:s
Welsh Miner To Explain Views
Of British Labor In Talk Here

done so, the high standards set by


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