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Cannot Wait.




Hull Indicates
Reply Of U.S.
To Torpedoing
Will Be Actio
Half Dozen Senators Put
Complete Neutrality Act
Repeal Issue To Senate
As Minority Protests
FDR May Speed
Up Aid To Russia
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20.-()-The
United States' answer to the torpedo-
ing of the destroyer Kearny off Ice-
land with the loss of 11 men will
consist of actions rather than Wbrds,
Secretary Hull indicated at a press
conference today.
The Secretary of State ruled out
any diplomatic protest, remarking
that one does not send diplomatic
notes to an international highway-
Meantime, at the Capitol, demands
were voiced for a complete report on
the clash last Friday between the
Kearny and a submarine which the
Navy said was "undoubtedly Ger-
Senator Gillette (Dem -Ia.) said he
would ask that the Senate Naval
PANAMA, Panama, Oct. 20.-()-
Panama officially announced today
its approval of arming Panama-reg-
istered merchant ships. \
The, cabinet statement said "at-
tacks of Qermans on vessels of the
Panamian flag have no justification,
and constitute a flagrant violation
of our rights as a nation'
Committee demand details from the
Navy Department, and Senator Nye
(Rep.-N.D said he considered it es-
sential that Congress be given full
information about the attack.
A half dozen Senators-three Demo-
crats and three Republicans-laid
the issue of complete repeal of the
neutrality act before the Senate to-
day as the Foieign Relations Com-
mhittee brushed aside minority pro-
tests of "gag rule" to order brief,
closed hearings on the House-ap-
proved armed ship bill.
Harriman Expresses
Faith In Soviets
HYDE PARk; N.Y., Oct. 20.-(P)-
Orders for "speed ,and more speed"
in supplying Russia with arms to re-
sist Nazi military might appeared
likely tonight after W. Averell Har-
riman told President. Roosevelt he
had "great confidence" in the Rus-
sian situation.
Harriman dropped a hint that some
public pronouncement on stepping up
aid to the Red forces might be ex-
pected in Washington tomorrow, from
the President, himself, or both.
Japan To Display
Iron Unity'
TOKYO, Oct. 20,-(P3)-Declaring
Japan "eircled" by foreign powers,
Premier General Eiki Tojo today
called upon the country's people and
fighting forces to display the "iron
unity" necessry to bring the empire
through its "crucial hour."
His appeal for unity and an address
in which he told war officials to be
prepared to sacrifice everything for
their country were made against a
backdrop of newspaper assertions to
the effect Japan would neither chal-

lenge the United States, and Great
Britain to war in the Pacific.
Sigma Rho, Tau's
Annual 'Pow-Wow'
To Be Held Today
Extending a special invitation to
all freshman and transfer engineers,
Sigma Rho Tau, engineering stump
speakers' society, will hold its annual
Newcomers' Pow-wow at 7:30 p.m.
today at the Union.
Principal speaker for the evening
will be Prof. James H. Cissel ofithe
civil engineering department, who
will speak on the subject, "You Have
to Sell Your bridges." Other talks,
will be given by faculty men, alumni
and students.
An added highlight at the reception
this year will be the showing of pic-
tures of last year's Ohio State foot-
ball game, to be explained by varsity
football center Ted Kennedy, '42E.
Also planned for the meeting to-
night is the presentation of an .11-
piece student dance orchestra which

Tickets For Gofther Tilt
Bring Students Distress
Thousands Mill Around Window As Excitement Rises;'
Students Criticize Present Method Of Distribution

To Aid LaGuardia


'Beaten Down,'

Soviet Accounts Indicate;
Nazis Claim Fresh Gains

Thousands of perspiring, exhausted
students literally fell out of the
packed Administration building yes-
terady bitterly condemning a system
of ticket distribution which forced
them to fight for hours for what they
felt were inferior tickets.
The struggle began at 8 a.m., five
hourse before the ticket office was
scheduled to open, and reached a cli-
max early in the afternoon when the
near-riot became so intense that at
least two women fainted and others
who had waited for hours gave up
in disgust.
Maintaining that there was no
justification for such an unpreceden-
ted rush, Harry Tillotson, ticket man-
There are no more Minnesota
tickets available for public sale at
the Administration Building. This
does not apply to tickets for sale
with student stubs. Any public
tickets that are returned from
alumni groups will be offered for
sale only at the Ticket Resale
Desk of the Michigan Union Sat-
urday morning.
ager, emphasized that there were
enough\ tickets to satisfy all student
demands and that threeh dditional
tickets could. still be purchased with
each coupon. He added that student
tickets would be available all through
the week, and that any hurry was
entirely unwarranted.
However, faced with a recurrence
of the same situation when Ohio
State tickets are distributed, Mr. Til-.
lotson said that the system now in
use would be altered in some respects.
This statement was made as the
shoving, pushing, sweating throng
continued to mill around both the
inside and the outside of the build-
ing, while- four policemen attempted
lUnion, M-Club
Band, Cheerleaders, Fire
To Feature Program
It's going to be a whale of a rally
Get your date now-preferably the
sturdy type-and show up in frontS
of the Union at 7:45 p.m. Fri-
day for the biggest rally this campus
has known since'1895 when Michigan
smeared Minnesota 20 too0.
The band and a crew of cheer-
leaders will be there to lead a parade
down to the Field House for a half-
hour program of cheers, pep talks,
and ,the story of the little brown
Tha "Beat Minnesota" rally 'is co-
"ponsored by the MichiganUnion and
the M-Club. Gus Sharemet. '42, and
his band of letter winners will be on
hand to "prevent" riots
And there'll be a big bonfire at'
Ferry Field with fotir truckloads of
wood to feed victory-hungry Wolver-
ine flames.

to keep only a semblance of order.
"Nothing ill-natured about this
crowd," explained one of the officers,
"just a bunch of college boys."
Graduate and freshman women
alike discovered that such a state-
ment covered a multitude of sins.
Kathleen Roach, '45, fainted and was,
carried to a home across the street
where she was revived still suffering
fiom exhaustion. Mrs. Clayton Lewis,
Grad., five feet two inches tall, after
four hours of waiting was pushed out
of line unable to get tickets.
Traffic was briefly blocked, dis-
courtesies on the part of students
were the rule rather than the ex-
ception, and one student who drop-
ped his watch in the melee hunted
vainly for its remains among beer
cans, coke bottles, and candy wrap-
Not only was there objection to the
handling of the mob, but many criti-
cized the seats that were' being given
out. Of the 25,000 seats between the
two goal line, only 8,000 were alloted
to students and almost all of those
to seniors and their guests..
Each sweat-soaked student who
limpedrhome to send hisnsuit to the
cleaners (very few women lasted out
the initial stampede) was thoroughly.
convinced that he was just one seat
out of the end zone, and he didn't
hesitate to say so.
George Cheffy, '42, who finally
(Continued on Page 3)
Scientists Vote
T o Hold 1942
Meeting Here
One of the oldest and most prom-
inent organizations of its kind in ex-
istence, the American Association for
the Advancement of Science will hold
its 1942 summer meeting in Ann Ar-
bor, the University announced yes-
Five University faculty men have
been named by President Ruthven to
serve as an organizing committee for
this national conclave which attrac-
ted nearly three thousand scientists
to its Columbus session in 1939.
Profs. Ernest F. Baker of the phys-
ics department, John W. Bradshaw of
the department of Mathematics; Lee
R. Die, of the zoology department;
Malcolm Soule of the Department of
Bateriology; and Louis Hopkins of
the mathematics department will
compose the committee.
According to Professor Hopkins,
this meeting will probably be "the
biggest event in Ann Arbor next sum-
mer." The AAAS has a total regis-
tration of .over 20,000 members, all
outstanding American men of science..
Since its founding in\ 1848, the
AAAS has been headed by some of
the greatest scientists thebnation has
ever known. Joseph Henry, Louis Ag-
assiz, Asa Gray, Simon Newcomb,
Samuel P. Langley, Michael Pupin,
Franz Boas, and Karl T. Compton are
among the men listed on its roll
of presidents.

'lli *, . ,
Prof. Hopkins
Named To Aid

Requested By La
To Take Part

In New

Emergency Program
Prof. Louis Hopkins will serve on
the newly formed government Com-
mission on Colleges and Civilian De-
,fense, the University Summer Session
office announced yesterday.
Acting upon an official request
from Fiorello H. LaGuardia, United
States Director of Civilian Defense,
Professor Hopkins will probably 3eave
for Washington next month for the
Commission's first meeting.
With New York's mayor as direc-
tor and co-ordinator, the' new com-
mission is being set up as part of the
American Council of Education. Its
purpose, as announced by LaGuardia,
is "to formulate plans and submit
recommendations for the civilian pro-
tetion of universities and-the univer-
sity student."
Professor Ho.pkits,a member of the!
University Senate and head of the
summer session, has played an im-
portant role in the University's de-
fense program. As chairman of the
Committee on National Defense he
has supervised the defense training
course plan and Dean Alice Lloyd's
recently created program of co-ed
vocational preparation for a national
Good Students
wuTT*1Na 1h .E'° - N

Kharkov, Rostov Are New
Objectives Of Blitzkrieg
As Encirclement Begins
German General
Is Shot In France
(By The Assdciated Press)
BERLIN, Oct. 20.-Axis armies
were described tonight as smashing
eastward toward Kharkov and Rostov
to carry the fight quickly to a new
Russian defense deep in the Donets
basin, where the battered Russian
forces were expected to be reinforced
by fresh troops from the East.
A military commentator said the
High Command already had a great
new encirclement under wsy to meet
the Russian attempt to guard im-
portant war industries along the Do-
nets. So far, the commentator added,
retreating Red Army units were being
followed so closely they had been.
unable to rally.
Military commentators also inter-
preted the fall of Taganrog, announ-
ed by the High Command over the
week-end, as giving the Germans an
effective stranglehold on shipments
from Russia's Caucasus port of
Earlier, it was said, the Russians
eased pressure on their rail lines by
shipping from Batum to Taganrog-
by water and then carrying on by
train to Moscow. Now, it was pointed
out, the water route has been cut ex-
cept for fhe southern stretch from
Batum to Novorossisk; and the rest
of the rail route is in close bomber
There were indications the Ger-
mans expect the early fall of Khar-
kov, in the heart of the Donets val-
ley. Foreign correspondents were
handed German releases pointing out
the importance of the city of 834,000.
The Germans, said it was a metal
trades center, with factxies for ag-
ricultural machinery, tractors, trucks,
tanks, bicycles, motorcycles, automo-
biles and locomotives.
German General
Is Shot In France
VICHY, Unoccupied France, Oct.
20. -0)-- General Holtz, German
commandant of the important Nan-
tes region of western Occupied

Directory Late:
iYou' re JMystery
One Day More
Sabotage has again hit the Stu-
dent Directory, causing the date of,
appearance to be moved forward
from today, as previously reported,
to tomorrow at 8 a.m.
Due to the temporary. loss of
some important materials, the
printers have announced that
though the directory will be 1com-
plete in all respects, it is necessary
to postpone distribution. In all
events, members of,,'the 'Ensian
staff, who have compiled the book,
will be on campus all day tomorrow
to sell copies at '75 cents apiece.
The main section of the book will
be devoted, as last year, to the
names, classes, phone numbers,
Ann Arbor addresses and home
mailing addresses of all students
on campus.
Special pages are also given to
University phone numbers; a map
of Ann Arbor; the University cal-
endar; organization phones, ad-
dresses and rolls; dormitory, fra-
ternity' and sorority addresses,
phones and memberships, and the
names, addresses and phone num-
bers of all faculty members.
Grame Moore
To Inaugurate
Music Series


Prof. Wants Japanese Showdown:
Chinese Aid, Economic Isolation
Of Japan Advocated B Staley

A two-point program for a peace
settlement in Japan involving in-
reased aid to China, economic isola-
tion of Japan, and an eventual settle-
ment based on Japanese withdrawal
from China was outlined yesterday
by Prof. Eugene Staley of the Fletch-
er School of Law and Diplomacy of
Tufts College.
Delivering the first University Lec-
ture of the academic year, Professor
Staley declared that "Japan is out on
a limb, and the United States, in
cooperation with the other democra-
cies, can either force Japan to a set-
tlement or saw off the limb."
Professor Staley's program, which
would be undertaken by this !nation,
Great Britain, the Dutch government
of the East ndies, China and Russia,
would be composed of two points, ec-
onomic pressure on Japan and a pol-
itical and economic settlement.
Pressure could be placed on Japan
by increasing our aid to China, col-
laborating in the defense of south-
eastern Asiaand the islands, and ap-
plying economic isolation to the Land
of the Rising Sun. which, according

Economically, six points are pro-
posed. China would be developed
economically and Japan would be
afforded the opportunity to supply
materials for development. A larger
share of colonial markets would be
opened to Japan, and guarantees of;
access to raw materials would be
Professor Staley recommended the
undertaking of trade agreement ne-
gotiations, and a promise toJ Japan
that the United States would not in-
terfere with her economic develdp-
ment in South America. If the war
between the Axis and the democra-
cies is still going on, we would offer
to purchase Japan's war materials,
thus making her, paradoxically, "an
arsenal of democracy."
Japan faces only three alternatives
to acepting a proferred peace settle-
ment by the democracies: 1) If Ger-
many loses, she will have the status
of a defeated belligerent, and the
democracies will be none too well
disposed toward the Axis nations;
2) If Germany wins the war, Japan
will become little more than a vassal
state. much like Italy has: and 3) If.

W i lie Ieted I France, was killed today by two gun-r
men who escaped, and Frenchmen wi
y East uad tonight fearfully awaited severe Nazi p1
j/_reprisals. V1
The General was the highest Ger-
Undergraduates To Honor man officer yet attacked in the wave jBi
Scholars At Dinner; of terrorism in the occupied zone; B
Guests Attend and German sources warned the [M
assassination "might have very seri- pa
Undergraduate residents of the East: ous consequences." "
Quadrangle who attained a 3.5 or bet- German and French police began by
ter average for the second semester, a thorough roundup of suspects who
1940-41, will be honored at a dinner may be executed as hostages under wi
to be given at 6 p.m. today in the the German system of exacting many by
West Dining Room of the Quad. French lives for every slain Ger- by
Students to be honored include man soldier. co
James Hayward, '42; William Lang- The gunmen apparently were well "E
ton, '44E; Warren Smith, '44; Elli- aware of General Holtz's routine. "I
ott Weinberg, '44; John Baker, '44; They lay in wait on the tree-lined C1
Duane Bird, '44; Warren Bourquin Cours SaintPierre in front of Saint C
'44E; James Conant, '44; Herbert;
Heavenrich, '44; Edmund'Merz, '44E;
Carl Orberg, '44E; Warren Solovich, Editors To Make Own News:
'42; Clifford Straechley, '44; Norfian
Taylor, '42E; and William Zack, '41, 1
from Greene House. WorIn nOs e
Prescott House members who will
be feted are John McWilliams, '44; Of Annual Pr
George Thompson, 4lEd; and Marv-
in Zeskind, '43E.
From Tyler House, Raymond Kan- With "The Worfd in Prospect" as
fer, '44E; William Kehoe, '44; Robert the conference's general theme, 200 of
Lam, '42, and Donald Neithercut, Michigan editors and their wives will "I
'42E, will be guests of honor at the convene in Ann Arbor Thursday for b;
dinner. the twenty-third annual convention im
Prescott House men iticlude: Mar- of the University Press Club of Mich- S
tin Feferman, '44; Herbert Fisher, igan a
'44; Harold, Johnson '41E; Harry , Highlights of the- three-day con- D
Gilmore, '44; Edwin Menz, '44E; Nor- ference will be an address by Mark o
man Peterson, '44E; Henry Schmidt, Foote, Washington correspondent, on ti
'44E; Norman Schwartz, '44; Jack "Washington Off the Reord" at the
Zuckner, '44, and Robert Swift, '43E. Press Club banquet at 6 p.m. Thurs- s
Special guests 'at the dinner will day in the Union, and one by Presi-' T
be: Prof. Karl Litzenberg, director dent Alexander Ruthven at the ban-
of Residence Halls; Prof. Joseph quet Friday on "Living Toward the t
Bursley, Dean of Students; Prof. Future." n
Erich A. Walter, assistant dean of the Registration for the convention will"
literary school; Prof. Alfred H. Lov-1 be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon
ell, assistant dean of engineering; Thursday in the' main lobby of the a
Prof. A. D. Moore, chairman of men- Union.
tors, and Prof. Arthur Van Duren, Following the presidential addressR
chairman of academic counselors. at the opening session at 2 p.m.-

amed Metropolitan Star
Will Sing First Concert
Of Season Tomorrow
Grace Moore, famous Metropolitan
pera soprano, will make her initial
nn Arbor appearance when she in-
ugurates the 63rd annual Choral
nion Series at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow
Hill Auditorium.
She will be assisted at the piano
Fy Isaac Van Grove, well-known
Miss Moore will open the concert
ith four Shakespeare songs: Or-
heus with his Lute, from "Henry
II"; Hark, Hark the Lark, from,
Cymbeline"; Come Away, Death!,
om "Twelfth Night"; and Come,
gy! from. "A Winter's Tale."
Other selections to be sung by Miss
Poore include: "Phidyle" by Du-
arc; "Cuvre ton coeur" by Bizet;
Waltz" by Arensky; and "Toi Seul"
y Tschaikowsky.
Following intermishion two songs
ill be heard, "La maja y el ruisenor"
y Granados and "Danse apache"
y Wolf-Ferrari. The program will
onclude with the four selections:
Spring Voices" by Roger Quilter;
Tus ojos negros" by deFalla; "Ma
urly-headed Babbie" by "George
lutsam and "Serenade" by John
Aden Carpenter.
t To Be Theme
ass Club Session,
The general session Friday will
pen at 9:30 a.m. with an address on
Post War Problems of Democracy"
y Prof. Roy Sellars of the Depart-
nent of Phildsophy. Phof. Lawrence
eltzer of the economics department
nd formerly with the United States
)epartment of Treasury will speak
n "The Economic Consequences of
'he Recent Tax Measures."
At 2 p.m. \Waldemar Kaempffert,
cience editor of The New York
Limes, will speak on "Science and the,
War." Following Mr. Kaempffert's
alk, Prof. William Haber of the eco-
omics department will speak on
Post War Planning."
A reception and tea will be held
t the home of President and Mrs.
1uthven at 4 p.m.
President Ruthven will speak on

Moscow Is Still In Peril
But Germans Only 'Inch'
Forward, Report Says
Axis Losses Total
Four Million Men'
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, Oct. 20-(A')-Soviet ac-
counts indicate today the Germans
still were inching forward upon Mos-
cow, but only over battlefields red-
dened by a great slaughter, and an
informed source here expressed the
opinion the pace of the invasion gen-
erally had been materially beaten
Radio announcements from the
Soviet capital, where the silence of
a city transfixed in a state of siege
was only infrequently broken, made
clear, however, there was no lessn
ing of th peril before the capital's
Pravda, the official Communist
newspaper, declared in a broadcast
manifesto that German losses in kill-
ed and wounded on all the eastern
front now approached 4,00,000, but
"Still these accursed locusts come
On the basis of the available in-
formation a qualified London in-
formant offered this picture, al-
though stressing it was necessarily
qualified by the fact news was mea-
1. The Moscow front:
Russian resistance appeared still
strong enough for effective counter-
attacks, particularly in the vicinity
of Kalinin, which lies 95 miles above
the capital. While nothing specific
was said here about the areas of
more imminent menace-those of
Mozhaisk, 57 airline miles west of
Moscow, and Maloyaroslavets, 65
miles below the capital-the Russians
themselves in their noon communique
reported continued heavy fighting .
there with no indication of any ma-.
terial change in positions.
2. The southern Ukrainian front:
It appeared increasingly plain the
Germans were having a hard time of
it in attempting to drive through the
forces of Marshal Semeon Budyenny
to Rostov on the Dion river.
London had no confirmation of the
German claim to the capture of Tag-,
anrog, some 30 miles west of that
important port.
3. The Leningrad front:
There was some basis for the be-
lief-so said this informant-that the
Germans had 'been forcect from the
offensive to defenseive tactics and
now were merely digging in.
Treasury Buys
Russian Gold
Secretary Morgenthau announed to-
day the Treasury has bought $30,-
000,000 more of Russian gold to pro-
vide the Soviets with cash to buy'
war materials in this country.
He disclosed the purchase at a
press conference at which he revealed
the Russians had completed deliveries
of $10,000,000 of gold bought about
two months ago in a similar transac-
In both cases the Treasury paid
cash immediately and the Russians
promised to deliver the gold within
a certain time. Morgenthau said the
first $10,000,000 of gold was promised
in 90 days and a shipment arriving
in San Francisco this week-end com-
pleted the delivery in about 65 days.
Tickets Selin g'f.. r
For Lectures
For students who have not yet
been able to obtain tickets to the
marriage relations lecture course, the

few remaining tickets will be placed
on sale from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7
to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Union.
Identification cards must be pre-
sented at the time of purchase of
tickets for the series, which cost $1.
No ticket may be bought by proxy
and tickets are not transferable. The
course is open to senior and graduate
students only.
The lecture series opens at 7:30
p.m. Thursday in the Rackhan Lec-
ture Hall with a lecture'on "The
Anatomy and Physiology of Repro-

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