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Repel Nazi Threat
With Total Effortt

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Germans Fighting

U.S. Approves Anti-Nazi
Leadership In Panama.


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Pitt Today



Of Russian Capital

Soviets Adoit Pressure;
Counter-Attacks Cover
Retreat To' New Lines
Nazis Formulating
Encirclement Plan
BERLIN, Oct. 10.-(P)-German
troops, declared by the High Com-
mand to be advancing everywhere
along a 310 - mile - wide "break-
through" in the Russian lines, were
reported without official confirma-
tion tonight to stand within 105 miles
of Moscow on the south and to be
preparing to by-pass the capital with
the ifitention of surrounding and
stirangling it as Warsaw was strangled
in 1939.
The picture of the front officially
drawn was of a great inverted arc
pressing ever inward from the vicin-
ity of Vyazma on the northwest to
about Orel on the southeast-an arc
gradually thrusting forward on its
lower end and fatally enlosing the
surviving Red armies at the center.
Behind all this, it was stated, was a
chaotic series of encirclements being
drawn to a tighter and tighter close
and crushing hundreds of detach-
ments of Red troops.
Lines East Of Moscow
Authorized sources, however, went
much further toimply that the lower
end of the closing semi-circle had
been in fact extended' to a point
which was east of the longitude of
Moscow although south of ;that city,
and that at that point the invaders
were turning sharply north, intend-
ing to pass Moscow to the east and
then cut it off.,°
Moreover, reports were current in
Berlin that Tula, only 105 miles below
Moscow, 125 miles northeast of the
previously capturepc position of Orel
and astride the J gagc"yUsaUgi.-
way running from the capital far
south of Kharkov in the lower
Ukraine, was now in Nazi hantis.
To inquiries base4 on other reports
that the southern Nazi armies had
broken through into the north of the
Crimean Peninsula he returned: "I
can't confirm it; wait for the special
High Command reports."
Same Encirclement
The high command in its mid-day
communique did not specifically
mention the. Crimea, but declared
that to the east of there and along
the northern shores of the Sea of
Azov on the routes to the Soviet
Caucasus the same sort of encircle-
ment had been drawn about the Red
Ukrainian armies as had been com-,
pleted along the central front.
Over the Azov harbor of Mariupol
-which lies south of the city itself-
a city declared to have been reached
by German speed troops some days
ago-German airm'en were declaring
to be strewing hundreds of bombs
among a fleet of small ships in which
it was claimed the Russians were try-
ing to escape by sea.
Soviets Withdraw
To New Lines
MOSCOW, Oct. 10.-,P)-The im-
periled Red armies on the Bryansk
front southwest of Moscow were re-
ported late tonight to be withdrawing
to a new defense line under the cover
of night counter-attacks by selected
Here and also on the part of the
central front more directly west of
Moscow the Russians conceded im-
mense German attack units had
made new advances. They said, how-
ever, one of the main German plans
ofaencirclement had collapsed and
that the best of the Russian reserves
were being hurried to the front to
check further Nazi progress.
No Retreat Indicated
(There was no indication how far

east of Bryansk the Russians were
withdrawing, although a Berlin
spokesman hinted that the Nazis in
this sector may have pushed their
advanced lines as far as Tula, which
is 105 miles due south of Moscow.)
On the southernmost battleground
of the central front, Red army units
were reported to have raided Orel,
rail city abandoned to the Germans,
entering it at night and finding it
largely afire.
North of Orel the Russians were
holding off the Germans with anti-
tank guns and new, undescribed wea-

Dann Chosen
New Men Will Replace
Speckhard, Blaustein
On Senior Jobs
Alvin Dann, '42, has been appointed
editorial director of The Daily, and
David Lachenbruch, '42, has been
moved to the position of city editor
of the paper, to fill the vacancies
created by Robert Speckhard, '42, and
Albert Blaustein,'41.
Speckhard, former editorial direc-
tor, will leave shortly for England
but will continue to file articles to
The Daily on conditions found in the
war zone. Blaustein was graduated
from the University this summer.
Dann, who lives-in Detroit, was a
night editor during his junior year
and was made an associate editor of
the paper in May. He is former city
reporter on The Daily and is a mem-
ber of the United Student Commit-
tees for the Defeat of Hitler. For the
last four years he has been associated
with the staff of the Detroit News.
A former resident of Bethesda, Md.,
Lachenbruch is secretary of Sigma
Delta Chi, honorary professional
journalism fraternity. He is a mem-
ber of Brandeis cooperative house
and was pulicity director of Con-
gress, independent men's association,
and a member of the Congress Exec-
utive council. During his junior year
he 'was a night editor on The Daily,
from which position he was elevated
in May to associate editor and col-
Seven Dramas
To Be Shown
During Winter
Day's 'Life With Father'
To Have Two-Day Run
At MichiganTheatre
Seven well known stage produc-
tions, all of nation-wide fame, will be
presented during the winter at the
Miclgigan Theatre.
The hilarious "Life With Father,"
starring Percy Waram and Margalo
Gillmore, will open the series with
a two-day run November 24 and 25.
"My Sister Eileen," well-known
Broadway play, will also appear here.
Date of production is not yet definite.
New York's hit of the past season,
"Arsenic and Old Lace," with Boris
Karloff, Josephine Hall and Jean
Adair, is another feature on the
Because of its tremendous success
here last year, when crowds were
turned'away, the perennial "Hellza-
poppin" has been given a return en-
America's first lady of the stage,
Ethel Barrymore, will appear here in
the series in her latest starring ve-
hicle, "The Corn Is Green."
Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontanne,
well-known dramatic couple, will be
featured in their recent hit "There
Shall Be No Night."
A slightly different type of stage
entertainment is to be included among
the plays in the form of a dance re-
cital bythe nationally-known team
of Veloz and Yolanda.
Grid Fans Can Relax;
Back Relief In Sight

At last! A boon to suffering hu-
manity has been provided in the form
of an invention by Robert Campbell,
enterprising freshman, who has per-
fected a gadget to enable ardent foot-
ball fans to enjoy the games without
suffering the consequences of a stiff
The invention consists roughly of
two pieces of plywood which stand
upright and are connected by about
18 inches of canvas, forming a "back"
to otherwise uncomfortable benches.

President Roosevelt announced in ef-
fect today the new coup d'etat gov-
ernment of Panama had received the
ecognition of the United States and
that diplomatic relations with that
-untry would continue, unchanged.
At the same time, in response to
:ress conference questions, he said
.e had received no reports which
would indicate Russia was about to
capitulate before the Nazi onslaught
and seek an armistice. Neither, he
said had he any knowledge of how
his letter to Joseph Stalin, pledging
material assistance to Russia, had
fallen into German hands, but, he
added, he had a hunch.
In addition, he anounced plansj
for broadening the usual celebrationI
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10.-(W)-
.President Roosevelt's request for
$5,985,000,000 to continue the
lend-lease program of aiding
countries fighting the Axis was
passed overwhelmingly by the
House today and sent to the Sen-


of Navy Day, Oct. 27, into an observ-
ance, of total defense day. He said
he would deliver an address that eve-
ning before a dinner of the navy
'Defeat Hitler'
Group Names
New Chairman
Wayne, Michigan Students
Organize As Sponsors
Of Campus Committee 1
Proclaiming its all out support of
every measure designed. to defeat Hit-
ler, an organizational meeting of the
United Students Committee For The
Defeat Of Hitler today announced
the election of Homer Swander, '43,
as chairman.
Students from several campus ac-
tivities acting as , sponsoring body
met with students from Wayne Uni-
versity to discuss policies of the or-
ganization,, and are now proceeding
with plans for activities on both cam-
A petition designed to express the
anti-Fascist attitude of university
students will be circulated as the first,
activity, and this will be followed by
a proposed mass meeting to be held
in November.
All students representing recog-
nized campus activities are invited
to get in touch with the chairman of
the sponsoring committee. Members
of the committee are: Homer Swan-
der, '43, Daily night editor, Chair-
man; William Tood, '42, President of
the Student Senate; Alvin Dann, '42,
Daily Editorial Director; Gerald Dav-
idson, '43, Vice-President of Hillel;
Harry Stutz, Grad., President of the
Social Work Students Club; Don
O'Connor, '42, of the Student De-
fenders of Democracy; Myron Dann,
'43, of the Daily sports staff; and
Hale Champion, '44, of the Daily ed-
itorial staff.
Hayes Strike Impends
A threatened strike at the Hayes
Manufacturing Corp. of Grand Rap-
ids was called off today following
a conference between representatives
of the UAW-CIO local union, the
corporation and federal labor concil-

PANAMA. Panama. Oct. 10.-R)h
A powerful leader in the exiled Pres-
ident Arnulfo Arias' own national
revolutionary party turned against
him tonight and promised support-
"even with force if necessary"-in
carrying out the pro-American poli-
cies of the new government.
Dr. Jose Encarnacion Ariona, as
member of the "council of thirty" and
former president of the national rev-
olutionary party, which Arias him-
self founded and built to power as
his personal political machine, called
on all Arias partisans to rally around
President De La Guardia.
The new government, already
strongly backed by the national ren-
ovation party which opposed Arias,
appeared firmly in control of this
strategically-placed republic.
Last Opposition Gone
Thus the last potential opposition
to the new administ'ation of Presi-
dent Ricardo Adolfo De La Guardia
was virtually dissipated.
This support and the statements
of the new president apparently
pointed the way for quick repeal or:
tacit disregard of Arias' ban on arms
aboard U. S. merchant ships flying
the flag of Panama.
Fifty-two "highups" among sup-
porters of the Nazi-inclined Arias
were listed as in custody.
The cabinet met for two hours to-
day, but made no announcement con-
cerning Arias' order against guns
for merchantmen,which was issued
Monday a few hours before his flight
to Cuba.
It was expected to be considered
in the next few days, but since it
was merely a cabinet council ruling,
not a law, the possibility was seen
that it might simply be ignored as if
it never existed.
52 Are Jailed
Besides the 52 4ailings announced
by De La Guardia's government, in-
formed sources said several other
henchmen of Arias probably also had_
been arrested.
Arias, who went to Havana os-
tensibly- to consult an eye specialist,
said in an interview there that "cer-
tain differences" had arisen between
his administration and United States
authorities, and acknowledged his
government's - tand-against arming
United States merchantmen of Pan-
ama registry had -been "badly re-t
ceived" in the United States.
He insisted he was trying to returni
to Panama, but had been unable to
get plane bookings because this was2
a Cuban holiday.
There was no announcement after
today's cabinet meeting as to whethers
Arias had asked permission to comef
home or what the new government'ss
attitude toward him would be.
Lecture Date
Change Made
Marriage Relations Talk:
Now Set For Oct. 23
Because of illness, Dr. Margaret
Mead of the American Museum of
Natural History will be unable to
open the marriage relations lecture
series Thursday as scheduled, plac-
ing the opening date on the following1
Thursday with Dr. Raymond Squier1
of the Cornell Medical School in New 1
York City as the speaker.
Dr. Squier will speak on "The
Anatomy and Physiology of Repro-
duction," and will give a second le-
ture the following night on "The
Medical Basis for Intelligent Sexual
Practice." Dr. Mead's lecture will be
scheduled at a later date.
Ticket sales for the lecture series
(Continued on Page 6)


In First Grid

Husky Pitt Star To See Action Today


War Refugee Describes Voyage
Through Atlantic Danger Zone

Both Teams To Feature
Strong Running Attack
In Non-Conference Tilt
Crowd Of 40,000
Expected At Game
(Daily Sports Editor)
Pitting , raw power against raw
power, a pair of ground-conscious
Michigan and Pittsburgh gridiron
machines clash head-on at 2 p.m. to-
day in the Stadium.
A crowd of less than 40,000 is ex-
pected to turn out for the first foot-
ball meeting in history between these
two traditionally great gridiron lead-
ers. The battle will mark the Wol-
verines' last non-Conference test be-
fore they swing into the thick of-the
Big Ten campaign schedule which
sends them against Northwestern,
Minnesota and Illinois on successive
Strong Running Attacks
In their three starts in the still
embryonic grid season both elevens
have pinned virtually all of their of-
fensive on strong running attacks,
mainly through necessity rather than
by choice. In dropping a close deci-
sion to Purdue 'last week, therPan-
thers tossed 12 passes but managed
to complete only one. The Wolver-
ines, on the other hand, have com-
pleted only four of 12 forwards while
defeating Michigan State and Iowa.
Despite the general ineffectiveness
of their aerial games to date, how-
ever, pre-game observers feel that
both coaches may be planning to
loose a surprise barrage of passes in
an effort to go over rather than
through or around their opponents'
bulky forward walls.
Passing Drills Conducted
In Michigan practice drills this
week, Coach Fritz Crisler has con-
stantly stressed the vital problem of
polishing the Wolverine overhead at-
tack in order to spread the opposi-
tion defense which has been massing
to stop the Maize and Blue Kuzma-
Westfall power combination. Like-
wise from the Smoky City comes word
that the Panthers fear Michigan's
rugged forward wall and are also
primed to toss a few aerial bombs.
A possibility that Capt. Bob West-
fall might not occupy his customary
fullback role this afternoon was dis-
pelled last night by a statement from
Dr. George Hammond, team physician
who declared that although Westy
missed the team's final drill and spent
last night in University Hospital suf-
fering from an outbreak of hives, he
would be in uniform against Pitt.
Call And White Out
Still on the Wolverine hospital list,
however, are a pair of halfbacks,
Norm Call and Paul White. Call, a
senior speedster, incurred a leg in-
jury a week before the State game
which hasn't healed rapidly enough.
Sophomore wingback White hurt his
shoulder in the Spartan clash and
missed the Iowa encounter. He has
merely run through signals this week,
skipping all contact work, and will
not see action today unless its abso-
lutely vital.
Matching these injuries, the Pan-
thers have probably lost the services
of last year's ace passer, Edgar
Jones, who made the trip but is slat-
ed by Coach Charley Bowser for the
sidelines. Husky Bill Benghouser,
veteran Panther tackle, has also been
bothered by minor injuries, but will
be the probable starter at his regu-
lar berth.
The Wolverine backfield quartet
' which started against the Hawkeyes
(Continued on Page 3)

After a hectic 69-day ' voyage
through the Red Sea, the submaripe-
infested South Atlantic and the
Carribean Sea, the Egyptian vessel
Kawsar, sister ship of the .11-fated
Zamzam, dropped anchor at Hoboken
Oct. 4.
Among the 243 nerve-wracked pas-
sengers was Jane Jolliffe, sister of a
former student now employed in the
statistical department of the Univer-
sity. Miss Jolliffe, here visiting her
sister, narrated her experiences since
leaving her teaching post at the
Community School of the American
University in Beirut, Syria, in an
interview yesterday.
Miss Jolliffe, and nearly the entire
American colony in Beirut, was told
on May 6 that she would have to
leave Syria immediately because of
impending danger of war. A week
later the British Near-Eastern
forces invaded the country.
The refugees sped by taxi to Jeru-
salem where they were held up for
a month awaiting permission of the
Egyptian gowrnment to enter the
Nile country. In the Holy Land the
American group enjoyed itself in a
way that had been impossible in
Actor Proves
News Value
Maurice Evans brought Shake-
speare home to the people of Ann
Arbor last night.
Enriched with humor, compelling
realization of Shakespeare's great-)
ness even today, the recital of Maur-
ice Evans was at once an aesthetic
experience and a further revelation
of all that is William Shakespeare.

Vichy-controlled Syria where all
forms, of amusement had been
banned. Dancing and music helped
to pass away the time until they
moved on. ,
Once in Cairo the group broke up,
and Miss Jolliffe began to search for'
a boat tha would take her home by
the safer Pacific route. After five
weeks an opportunity to sail on the
Kawsar presented itself. There was
only one hitch-it was to travel the
dangerous Atlantic route. She used
the good old American custom of
flipping a coin to decide whether to
wait for a Pacific ship or take the
Kawsar. Heads-the Kawsar won.
The 400 passengers of many na-
tionalities crowded on the ship were
(Continued on Page 2)
Harry Kelsey Named
SDX Vice-President
Harry M. Kelsey, '42, of Grosse
Pointe, was elected vice-president of
Sigma Delta Chi, honorary journal-
ism fraternity yesterday.
At the same election David Lach-
enbruch, '42, of Bethesda, Md., and
Will Sapp, '43, of Novelty, Ohio, were
named secretary and treasurer re-
Kelsey and Albert Blaustein, re-
tiring Daily city editor were chosen
delegate and alternate to the national
SDX convention in New Orleans, La.,
November 16.
Blees Foresees Auto
Shortage In Spring

Art Cinema Lea
Soviet Movi

gue Presents
ie, _Wolga-Yolga'
film of an RAF bombing raid on
German-held islands. Tickets will
be on sale at the Leauge box office
today and tomorrow.

"When the Russians want to be The parallels between innumerable'
funny as in 'Volga-Volga,' they can aspects and philosophies of modern
be as funny as anybody. Well moti- life and those in Shakespeare's plays
vated is all the joyous singing, play- some 300 years ago were brought to
ing of instruments and dancing, and the attention of the audience with
made into a splendid comedy tangle such force that it understood more
too. The music is all of the virile, deeply Evans' hope of ridding Shake-
memorable Russian sort and the speare of the "unhealthy holiness"
dancing is just as lively as Slavic now so commonly associated with

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Oct. 10.--
OP)-A prediction there would be a
shortage of automobiles in the Unit-
ed States next spring was made to-
day before the Pennsylvania Finance
Association by William A. Blees of
Flint, general sales manager of Nash-
Kelvinator Corp.
"Used car lots," Blees told 250 fin-
ance company- executives, "are al-
ready starting to dry up. You can
see it for yourself if you ride by and
take a look at them. Before long
you will see them empty, and it will
be a good thing for the automobile'



13ri tish .Lend-Lease
Program Will Aid
Red 'Burma Road'

dancing always is."
This review of the "Los Angeles
Times" well-fits the humorous story
of the musical rivalry between
Strelka', a girl letter-carrier who
writes popular music in secret, and
,her fiance, Aliosha, who toots an

him. -

LONDON, Oct. 10.-(AP)-The heads
of American and British missions to
Moscow disclosed today two phases
of their program:--United States
help in strengthening Russia's "Bur-
ma Road," the Iranian railway, and
Britain's own lease-lend program
for the Soviet Union.
About the same time the British
Admiralty announced "further suc-
cessful action" by the fleet air arm
"against the enemy's supplies and
sea communications with his troops
on the north Russian front."



Evans desires to make Shakespeare r_ _ __
mean more to the people than the
outstanding representative ofan- Eagle Fliers Perforim
tique literary form." LONDON, Oct. 10.-(/P-The Amer-
He believes that children in the ican Eagle Squadron of the RAF en-


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