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Leave Tmanity'
Out Of This War





Chelsea Heads
Try TosCope
With Itinerant
Labor Influx
Migrant Workers Cause,
Police, Fire Problem;
Sewage Plant Needed
Kentucky Families
Attracted By Jobs
(Special to The Daily)
CHELSEA, Oct. 21.-This peaceful
Michigan village has today become a
living reenactment of John Stein-
beck's "Grapes of Wrath."
Arriving in flivvers or trucks at all
hours of the day and night, 150 work-
ers and their families from the hills
of Kentucky have settled in aband-
oned houses and shacks in and near
'This influx of migratory labor,
brought on by booming defense in-
dustries, has created a serious police,
fire and sanitation problem for vil-
lage authorities. Althaugh the town's
sewer and, water supply system has
been improved, a $20,000 sewage plant
is needed to cope with the situation.
For Jobs--Chelsea
Migratory workers have told town-
ship authorities that they left their
D\omes in Kentucky to seek jobs be-
cause of signs posted along mountain
roads and in busses saying: "If You
Want Work, Come to Chelsea, Michi-
gan." The source of these signs is
These itinerant laborers have set-
tled along the railroad tracks on the
outskirts of town and in a few out-
lying districts. Living in unpainted,
rame houses, they have created -a
small-scale "Oalkie" camp in Chelsea.
,Authorities can offer no statistics
dn the number of migrants, since
they have drifted into town over a
period of time without any required
registration. One township official re-
ports that a Chelsea landlord6 called
him up to report that, without his
knowledge, three families were squat-
ting in one of his vacant houses.
Capitaline lu Situation
But some' landlords have capital-
ized on this situation by renting
broken-down homes to two or three
large families of incoming workers.
The population at the last census
taken in this village was 2,200. But
today local factories, working 24 hours
a day under defense contracts, have
more than doubled the number of
workers employed. The Federal
Screw Works, largest .plant in town,
has added 550 to its payroll and now
lists over 700 workers.
Many of these men drive in from
neighboring towns, but a large nun-
ber of Kentuckians have settled here
"for the duration."
The question of police and fire pro-
tection has grown to serious propor-
tions with the town's two-man force
reporting animpsity between local
coizens and the new comers. Village
authorities have considered buying a
more up-to-date fire truck and
equipment, since they are not pre-
pared to handle a serious fire out-
Townspeople Resentful
The townspeople themselves have
a(opted a -esentful attitude toward
the southeriners. One local housewife
bitterly complained of a Kentucky
woman next door who had asked the.
use of her telephone so that "she

could call tip and get her husband
out of jail." Drunkenness and wife-
beating are some of the other crimes
attributed to "those hillbillies" by
local residents.
Leading officials in town, already
worried by the problem, foresee a
much more severe crisis after the de-
fense boom collapses and the mi-
grants are thown out of work. So
far none of the Kentuckians have
applied for county relief.
But for the time being there seems
to be little chance of any further in-
crease in the transient population.
Marriage Relations
T ick ets To Be -Sold
For Series Today
Tickets for the marriage relations
lecture course will be placed on sale
again from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7
to 9 p.m. today in the Union for both
men and women students.
Identification cards must be pre-
ssented at the time of purchase of

Neophyte Bandsman Helped In Initiation

-Medill Photo by Leichter
Forced to eat without utensils as initiation for University Band
freshmen, Robert Thayer arouses the compassion of beauteous North-
western freshman, Charlotte Stamm, who circumvents tradition with a
bit of maternal assistance. This incidejt took place in Northwestern's
Stock Hall shortly before the Wolverine football victory.
Michtgan's Mar'ching Hundred'
wWins Approval At Northwestern

Chalking up the second half of a
double victory last week-end, Michi-
gan's "Fighting Hundred," the Var-
sity Marching Band, out-dazzled the
Northwestern music-men, one of the
Big Ten's snappiest outfits, to win
the wholehearted approbation of tl e
crowd and the praises of veteran
band critics.
"Michigan's band is the one band in
Ton Harmon'
To Lead Beat
Gophers' Rally
5,000 Students Expected
To Attend Pep Parade;
Bbnfire To Be Featured
Tommy Harmon, who plays foot-
ball around the country on Sundays,
broadcasts, from Detroit on Satur-
days and fights his draft board dur-
ing the week-days, is coming back
for the rally.
He'll be there with the rest of you
at 7:45 p.m. Friday in front of the
Union for the mass torch-light par-
ade down to the Yost Field House
where cheerleaders, Harmon and a
few impromptu speaking co-eds will
do their best to fan the "Beat Minne-
sota" blaze which has taken the
campus this week.
Ed Holmberg, '43, of the Union
staff, promises that four truckloads
of firewood will be on hand for a
bonfire after the speeches.
M-Club members will be on hand
to control any mob- feeling which
might arise in the expected 5,000
Michigan's cheerleaders have de-
vised several new cheers.

the world that I'm jealous of," con-
ductor Glenn Cliff Bainum of the
Northwestern Varsity Band declared
during Sgturday's, pre-game activities.
Ford Pearson, ace sports announcer
for NBC's Red Network, cited the
University band as the best he ha,
seen this season, observing, "Most ,
my work involves listening to bands
rather than watching them, and it's
in the playing that Michigan espec-
ially outranks the others."
The formations which brought the
spontaneous applause of the stands
between halves Saturday were based
on a national defense theme, the
band paying tribute to all the armed.
forces of the United States.
Opening formation was the number
158, in honor of tl first draftee,
which broke into a cannon represen-
tative of the artillery branch of the
Army. Naval forces. were honored by
an a chor formation, while the
'wings of the Air Corps completed
the series.
, The band has been working out
nightly on South Ferry Field perfect-
ing the formations which will be used
at the Minnesota game.
In addition to their regular ap-
pearance before and during the game
Saturday, the band will lead the
"Beat 'Minnesota" pep rally Friday.
Padesta Will Address
Ordnance Association,
Mr. J. W. Padesta, of the American
Broach and Machine Company, will
address the University post of the
Army Ordnance Association at their
first fall meeting at 8 p.m. today in
the Union.
Mr. Padesta's talk on "Problems of
the .Machine and Tool Industry"
marks another instance of the grow-
ing interest being taken by the man-
ufacturers of Ann Arbor in the Ord-
nance Association since this post re-
ceived its charter last spring.

Ticket Lack
Blame Laid
To StudentsI
Tillotson Says Full Quota
Purchases By Scalpers
Have Caused Scarcity
Ann Arbor Police'
Arrest Speculators
With tickets fo: Saturday's grid-
iron clash betwe n Michigan and
Minnesota being s :arcer than hens'
teeth, an under-ci:rrent of student
discontent over tl e allottment of
ducats is rising on every corner of
the campus.
And, according to Harry A. Tillot-
son, ticket manager, part of the
blame for the unsavory situation rests
on the shoulders of the students
themselves. The other contributing
factor to the wild ticket scramble, in
Tillotson's opinion, can be laid at the
feet of a ring of Detroit scalpers.
In explaining the fact that some
students were forced to accept in-
ferior seats, Tillotson said that a.
large number of those holding stu-1
dent coupons have been guilty of
buying their quota of three extra
tickets and reselling them to scalpers.
The ticket manager stated that
when his office prepared for the
Minnesota sale, they expected the
normal student demand. 'But when
the first onrush of students'demand-
ed their options, the supply of good:
seats was exhausted and an inferior
batch had to be distributed to the
remaining coupon holders.
Several witnesses have testified
that they saw the actual exchange
of money betwee\ the scalpers and
the students who purchased the tick-
ets at the windows. Most of the
speculating gentry were offering 25
cents for each extra ticket, a very1
small sum when one considers that
those self-same ducats are being sold,
in Detroit and Ann Arbor for seven;
dollars and up.
In order to prevent a similar oc-
currence in the future, Tillotson ad-
(Continued on Page 3)
Cinema League
Will Sponsor
Movie Series
Comedies To Be Featured;
Initial Opener Presents
Fields, Marx Brothers
The best in American film comedy
is not lost to you forever.
The Art Cinema League, acting be-
cause of popular demand, will pre-
sent a series of four Sunday evening
movie programs featuring such stars
as Charlie Chaplin, the Marx Broth-
ers, W. C. Fields and others in their
most notable successes. k
Opening the series at 8:15 p.
Sunday in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre with the Marx Brothers in
Single tickets will not be sold,9
however, and admission will be only
by season tickets now on sale at
the League, Union and State Street
"Duck Soup," and W. C. Fields' "Bar-
ber Shop," the League will present
other comedy programs Nov. 9, Nov.
23 and Jan. 18.
Remembering the acclaim that'

greeted a series of old films last year,
Art Cinema officials forecast success
for this year's venture, saying that
the one place where intellectuals and
low-brows seem able to meet in full
accord is at comedies.*"
The Art Cinema League" is confi-
dent that Sunday's audience will en-
joy W. C. Fields' half-hearted mut-
terings as he shaves his customer in
"The Bprber Shop."

Soviet Command Claims;
U.S. Ships Reported Sunk

Americans Believed Lost To Open Concert Series/
From Merchant Vessels
Lehigh, Bold Venture
Willkie, Republicans
Flay Neutrality Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21.-)-The
sinking of two more American-owned.
merchant ships, and an appeal from
Wendell L. Willkie and more than
100 other Republicans for outright
repeal of the Neutrality Act gave new
drive tonight to the movement to'
wipe that law off the statute books.
Thirty-two men, 17 of them Amer-
ican citizens, are missing as a result
of the two sinkings, officals announ-
President Roosevelt announced GRACE MOORE.
that the freighter Lehigh, flying the
American flag, was torpedoed off the
west coast of Africa Sunday night.'
Of its crew of 39 Americans, 22 were r c M o r
picked up from a lifeboat and the
other 17 were missing. *
The State Department said that i II4 LJLA
the freighter Bold Venture, Ameri-
can-owned but flying the Panaman- -n eag d e Ue tt
ian flag, 'had been sunk last Thurs- aE'Z..7.'AU
day near Iceland. Maripe circles in8
New York reported she was the vic- When Grace Moore, Metropolitan
tim of a torpedo while enroute from Opera prima donna, steps on the Hill
Baltimore to England.SAuditorium stage to inaugurate the
Day Before Kefirny Au63rauagehor inSrat
The siraking of the Bold Venture 63rd annual Choral Union Series at
took place one day before the tor- 8:30 p.m. today, it will mark her first
pedo attack on the United States Ann Arbor appearance.
destroyer Kearny, and in the same That's one of two reasons Hill Au-
general area off Iceland. A new de- ditorium will be packed to capacity
velopment in- the Kearny case c- for the- event.
curred today when Admiral Harol'R. The other is the soprano's artistry.
Stark, Chief of Naval Operations, ap- The blonde-haired singer has
peared before the Senate Foreign blazed a trail of song from a moun-
Relations Committee in closed ses- tain choir in Dixie to the greatest
sion. opera houses of the world-frqm
Stark was reported to have said Europe's capitals to the -Islands of
that the Kearny was on convoy duty the Caribbean.'
when it was torpedoed. Members of Today the world hails her as the
the Committee disagreed as to "Queen of Song" and points for evi-
whether the convoyed ships were dence to the roles she has portrayed
American or British, and Chairman -the tender Mimi, the tragic Juliet,
Connally (Dem.-Tex.) said that full Marguerite, Manon and, after a re-
information, on that point was not vival, Charpentier's "Louise." The
yet available, past season saw her recreate the role
The appeal of Willkie and the other of Fiofa in Montemezzi's "L'Amore
Republicans was made public in New de' tre re."
York. To the appeal Willkie himself Hollywood accorded her the Gold
appended a statement declaring: Medal Award of the American So-
"Millions upon millions of Republi, ciety of Arts and Sciences for her
cans are resolved that the ugly motion picture, "One Night of Love."
smudge of obstruotive isolationism She has been honored by four kings
shall be removed .from the face of and three presidents, prizes a recep-
their party." tion gi'en her in Mexico City by
Administration Criticized American Ambassador Daniels and
Willkie also criticized the Admin- has taken her first airplane concert
istration's handling of relations be- tour over South and Central America.
tween labor and management, and To the tune of regular sellouts
the manner in which it laid foreign when she appears at the Met and an
policy issues before the country. He annual! gross for herself from opera
co.ntry,:and concert appearances alone of
also asserted: n-well over $100,000, Grace Moore
"sThe desire of many in the Admin- dropped quietly in on Ann Arbor
istration to ,rewrite our social and yesterday at 6:54 p.m. and retired to
economic life under cover of the na-her room at the Union.
tional effort must be ruled out dur- Five thousand music rovers await
fing the emergency." her today.
The Lehigh and the Bold Venture h

Stalino Falls To Invaders,
Berlin Says; Blitzkrieg
Gains In Ukraine Area
Two Routes Open
ToGerman Attack
(By The Associated Press) +
The Soviet Command declared
early today that German advances
which apparently had taken the in-
vaders to within about 50 miles of
Moscow both on the west and south,
west had been generally checked, but
it peared that the Germans were
striking with great power in the
Ukraine toward the approaches o
the Russian Caucasus.
The progress of this far southern
drive was by all signs considerable
and it became increasingly clear that
there were now two fronts of great
decision: Moscow itself and before
Rostov on the River Don.
Berlin claimed that, the major
manufacturing and armaments City
of Stalin, 100 miles northwest of
Rostov, had fallen to the Nazi ad-
vance and the Russians, while not
acknowledging the loss of the city,
admitted that they were in hard
straits there against a superior Ger
man striking force.
German Plan Unknown
Whether the German plan was to
turn down from Stalino directly upon
Rostov, the 'aucasus gateway and
a most vital Russian communications
center, or to strike on due east and
thus by-pass the city was not clear;
either alternative was for the de-
fenders a most threatening one.
Soviet broadcasts acknowledged
that the Russians ,had fallen back
near Taganrog, just 30 miles to the
west of Rostov and lying on the
northern coast of the Sea of Azov,
and spoke in such terms as to imply
what the Nazis had previously claim-
ed: that Taganrog itself had been
Nazi military spokesmen stressed
the southern offensive over that on
Moscow, in effect corroborating pre-
vious speculation that the last strug-
gle for the capital'itself might be a.
long way off.
Fall Of Basin Decisive
Moscow, they said, would fall
"when the German 'leadership de-
cides to take it," but they were 4t
pains to add that its seizure would
not be a decisive stroke comparable
to occupation of the Donets Basin
in the Ukaine-"which now is near-
ing completion." The fall of the
Donets Basin's producing .centers and
hinterland, they added, "is the dame
as the loss of the war."
All this suggested' that with even
Moscow's outer defenses , not yet
broken the lethal quality of its inner
bastions was , well recognized by the
invaders. Again it appeared that
all-out frontal assaults on the old
capital were not necessarily in sight
at all.
Student Directory
Hits Campus 'Toda
In Belated A rriva




University Thespians Present:
Speech Department Announices
Play Production Series Titles

The names of the five plays to be
presented by Play Production of the
Department of Speech were announ-
ced yesterday by William P. Halstead,
Associate Director of Play Production.
"Jim Dandy" a William Saroyan
play, will be presented first, from
November 5 to 8; Maurice Maeter-
linck's "The Blue Bird" will be given
December 3 through 6; "Flight to thfe
West" by Elmer Rice is to be presen-
ted January 14 through 17; Mozart's
"Impresgario" and Mascagni's "Cav-
alleria Rusticana" both will be given
in conjunction with the School of
Music March 4 through 7, and Aug-
ustin Daly's melodrama "Under the
Gaslight" will be offered as the final
feature April 1 through 4.
As in former years, the plays will

experhnent and will be continued in
the future if it. proves successful.
Student tickets for the five per-
formances will be $1.75, tax included;
medium seats will be $2.50 and the
best seats will go for a total of $3.00.
Attached serially to the season
tickets will be stubs for each play.
These will have to be exchanged for
a ticket at the box office of the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre by Thurs-
day of the week of the play.
Mail Orders Can Be Made
Mail orders for "Jim Dandy," the
first play, and for season tickets may
be made now. Box office sale for
these tickets will open November 3.
In order to purchase single tickets,
patrons must buy them during the
week of the play. The box-office will
be open for these sales from 10 a.m.

vere the ninth and tenth American-I
owned craft to be reported sunk
since the war began, and tonight
there were reports in marine circles
in New York that the 3,512-ton San
Juan, a former American passenger
liner, flying the Panamanian flag,
had gone down in theGulf of Suez
as the result of a blackout collision.
Blonde Songstress Arrives:
Grace Moore Slip
Blonde-haired Grace, Moore rolled
into Ann Arbor on the 6:54 yesterday
-quietly and with no one the wiser.
"Football? I'm a great follower of
the game . . . except that I always
wear myself out cheering .. . Maybe
the experts favor Minnesota this
week, but I'm betting on Michigan.'
"Ann Arbor is a beautiful little
city, isn't it? . . . just the kind of town
I'd want to live in."
Miss Moore sat back in her chair
and admitted she was "a little tired.'
Perhaps her engagements for the
past week had something to do with
it, because she admitted she had just
finished flying 26,000 miles.
"My train arrived from Winnetka

Beauteous Coeds
Will Be Featured
In New Gargoyle
It required ,the willing aid of ten
campus organizations, a careful sur-
vey of certain lists of names, a host
of telephone calls and the snapping
of numerous flash-bulbs to bring into
being only one of the features which
Gargoyle, the magazine of campus
life, will offer to students tomorrow
in their first issue of the year.
The names were of entrants into

All scripts for the 1942 Junior
Girls' Play must be turned in to
Miss Ethel McCormick's office in
the League or to Mary Lou Ewing,
'43, general chairman. The win-
ning author of' the script will be
announced Nov. 15.

No more need students remain in
the dark as to their friends' telephone
numbers, no more need they inquire
about where to go for shoes or face
sInto Tpowder, for today the new Student
is IntoTown-Directory will be on campus for those
who wish to be informed.
an 0 ver Gophers This orange-bound booklet, selling
<_-_for 75 cents a copy, instead of 60 as
previously reported, is once again im-
tions-plus the sensation of having proved for the convenience of the
a waterfall in Brazil named after her. student body it serves. The addition
(In Spanish, it's pronounced the this year is in the form of a classified
"Grahsay Moray" waterfall.) \ advertising section in which campus
Her latest decorations come from and downtown merchants are listed
Brazil, Venezuela and the Domini- under the types of merchandise they
can Republic . . . "which makes an sell.
even dozen," she laughed. Besides this innovation, students
"Everyone shouldsee South Ameri- will find "between the covers all the
ca to make the proper contact with features which the book contained
the people there. Although there is last year. Beside the name of every
a terrific German infiltration into student will be his class, phone num-
their schools and artistic life, they ber, Ann Arbor address and home
are really very friendly to North mailing address.
e Americans," she became serious. Included also are University phone
"And I know, because I met the numbers; a map of Ann Arbor; the
t president of each country." University calendar; organization
Miss Moore is a firm believer in phones, addresses and rolls; dormi-
a individualism and very definitely tory, fraternity and sorority ad-


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