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*Reply To A Reply
By Mr. Ogden.,t



London Fears
Soviet Forces
In Far South
Face Disaster
Russians Report Opening
Of New Battle Sector
'.In Front Of Moscow
Germans Repulsed,
Communique Says
(By The Associated Press)
The Russians reported eruption of
fighting in a new sector before Mos-
cow today and London accounts said
Red Army counter-attacks had beat-
en the Germans back as much as 10
miles on the ceptral front, but Soviet
forces in the far South appeared to
be facing catastrophe.
Moscow'si early morning communi-
que said a giant struggle had devel-
oped in the Volokolamsk area, some
55 miles northwest of the city and
about mid-way' between Kalinin far-
ther to the northwest and Mozhaisk
on the west.
Thrusts Repulsed
Repeated German thrusts have
been repulsed, it added, in the previ-
ously established " fighting zones
around gozhaisk, which is 57 miles
from the Soviet Capital, and at Ma-
loyaroslavets, 65 miles to the south-
In the past two days the communi-
que said 26 German planes were
downed near Moscow. s
The Southern German forces of.
Marshal . Gerth von Rundstedt, al-
ready immense and still being streng-
thened,° were uinder tood earlier to
have stood within 1 to 15 miles of
Rostov on the River Don and clearly
were still advancing, if only slowly.
iformed Allied opinion reluctant-
lyconceded that Marshal Semeon
Timoshenko, recently sent to the
south to try to break by far the most
danigerous of all Hitler's current
thrusts, was not likely to be able toi
hold Rostov, whose fall would lay
open the lower valley of the Don and
would by Allied accounts just about
finish the tributary'basin of the Do-
nets as a Russian industrial reser-
Moscow Theatre
As to the ,Moscow theatre, how-
ever, information of yesterday strong-
ly suggested that the Russians held
the initiative generally, and there
were three interesting related re-
ports from neutral quarters in Lon-
That Red reserves from Siberia
had gone into the line, giving the
weary Germais a very hrd time of
it; that Russian artillery (of which
the Germans have spoken at times
slightingly as against the vastly su-
perior mobility of dive-bombers) ap-
peared to have an effective superior-
ity at the moment; that the expect-
ed freeze had not come, thus leaving
the front a sticky mess under rain
andlight snowfalls.
Russian military dispatches implied
that some of the main fighting was
still in the area of Mozhaisk, which
itself is 57 miles west of Moscow, and
declared that Red detachments' cut
off in the original German break-
through on the central front were
emerging from encirclement and re-
forming. , One such detachment was
said to have been led by a woman. ,
Front-Line Dispatches
Front-line dispatches to Pravda,
the official Communist newspaper,
claimed in fact that the Germans
had fallen to digging defense fortifi-
cations in some sectors of the Mos-

cow front-trenches and tank traps
-in an effort to consolidate advances
which hail now been generally halted.
The Germans themselves acknowl-
edged that there had been violent
Soviet counter-attacks-supported by
"almost all the artillery they still
possess"-on the Moscow front, but
claimed that all had been thrown
back and that several thousand Red
prisoners were as a result in hand.
The Nazi High Command itself
made no mention of the center,
stressing instead operations in the
south. There, it was said that the
city of Kramatorsk, 100 miles south-
east of Kharkov in the Donets Basin,
well to the northwest of Rostov and.
in the line of an offensive separate
from that toward the lower Don, had
fallen with the resultant loss to the
Russians of the Stalin plant.
Himes Marriage
Lecture Postponed
The lecture by Prof. Norman Himes
of Colgate aUniversity scheduled for

Alumnus 'Bob'


Returns To Direct Opera
Mimes Swings Into Production With Call For Tryouts;
Dancing,_Acting, Singing, Committee Jobs Open

A Michigan man of '30 is back on
campus today ready to lend his 10
years of experience in the country's
top-ranking theatrical circles to the
direction of the 29th Mimes Union
Opera to be presented in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre, Dec. 9 through
Dec. 13.
He is Robert K. "Bob" Adams, direc-
tor of more than 50 ;uccessful pro-
ductions in stock, radio and on Broad-
way and more recently of the Taylor
Holmes "Man Who Came To Din-
ner" company.
Shades of Michigenda of 1908 will
be revived for Boll Adams when he
begins to mould his 80 male chorus
girls and singers into something syn-
chronized next week.
For on campus he was the presi-
dent of the Comedy Club, a theatri-
cal group which spent most of its
time lamenting the financial demise
of Mimes and the Operas.
He never had a chance to act in
an Opera, now he's going to direct
Call it the Michigan spirit-call
it, sentimentalism, but it's straight
from General Chairman Jim Gorm-
son, '42, that Adams passed up a
higher-paying Chicago radio job to
direct this year's show.
By the end of this week Adams will
be auditioning all tryouts for parts
in the show. More than 80 appli-
cants had signed up yesterday and
more are expected today and tomor-
Any eligible male who can' sing,
dance, speak lines well or is inter-
Engne School
Petitions Due
Today Noon

ested in serving on any committee
or working backstage may partici-
pate in the Opera by signing an ap-
plication card in the Union Lobby
between 2 and 5:30 p.m. today and
Positions are still available on the
the following committees: publicity,
music, house, finance, programs, tick-
.ets, patrons, properties and person-
Director Adams who says he "does

New Football
Ticket System
Is Suggested
Changes In Distribution
Will Be Recommended
To Avoid Student Rush
Tillotson Requests
Constructive Ideas
As an aftermath of the hectic week
before the Minnesota game, when
scalping, complaining and mob scenes
were all too common on this campus,
Harry Tillotson, University football
ticket manager, yesterday announced
that he would recommend that sev-
eral changes be made in Michigan's
system of ticket distribution.
Stating that his recommendations
to the Board in Control of Physical
E'ducation would insofar as possible
be arranged to suit student desires,
Mr. Tillotson asked that students who
are interested in the problems of tick-
et distribution offer any suggestions
that they may have.
In asking this, however, Mr. Til-
lotson outlined the essential facts of
the situation, and requested that all
solutions be guided by these facts'
which are perintent both to seat al-
lotment and ticket dispensing.
The facts as Mr. Tillotson outlined
them are those which follow:.
The University stadium seats 85,-
000 people, but only 25,000 of those
seats are within the goal lines. Ac-
cording to Western Conference rules
the visting team may if it wishes take
(Continued on Page 6)
Changes Made
In Distribution
For Ohio State
Separate Days Set Aside
For Ticket Handling
To University Classes

To Curb Defense Delays,
Reaction To Speech Seen

FDR Plans Strike


Foreign Press Interprets
Address As New Step
Toward Actual Warfare
Indignant Response
By Axis IsReported
(By The Associated Press)
The foreign press and most foreign
observers interpreted President;
Roosevelt's Navy Lay speech to mean
the United States was aiming its
guns for active participation in the
European war.
The Fascist mouthpiece, Virginio
Gayda, and some sections of the Ger-
man press went as far as to say the
address virtually put the United
States into the war against the Axis
without formal declaration.
Official comment by belligerent
government leaders had not reached
the United States at a late hour yes-
terday, nor did the cables carry any
reaction from Soviet Russia or China.,
Chorus Of Indignation '
The three-power alliance,. pro-
duced a chorus of indigation. In-
formed Germans said the address
would "occasion the greatest hilarity
except for the fact the President's
policies could have the direst conse-
quences.' Fascist circles considered
the speech ot be Mr. Roosevelt's
strongest and frankest so far to pre-
pare Americans for war.
One Tokyo newspaper, Hochi, said
the United States opposes Japan in
the Pacific as a common enemy along
with Germany and suggested the
Japanese should read the speech with
that understanding.
British authorities went about their
work with smiles of satisfaction they
made no effort to hide. The London
press called the speech a new, direct



not talk funny like an actor," but
who really does, has brought with
him several new ideas garnered from
experience in summer stock where it
was necessary to work on a relatively
narrow budget and without expensive
One hint on t money-saving back-
ground effect has already got Mimes\
president, Bob Titus, '42, and Gorm-
son together for late-hour meetings
that may result in a "something"
new for the 1942 show.
The name of the production is yet
a committee heads' secret. The an-
'nouncement gill be made between
the halves of the Michigan-Ohio State
football game on Nov. 22.

+I' capus Vote
Will Be Held
On Dance Post
Balloting for Soph Prom and J-Hop
committee positions will take place
at six different campus boting booths
Nine sophomores and 13 juniors
will be elected at the restricted class
Each person eligible to vote will be
accorded one vote for a candidate
from his own school. Ballots with
more than one marking will be dis-
qualified, Ed Holmberg of the Union
Staff said yesterday. Identification
cards, will be required.
Literary and engine school voting
booths will be open, from 1 to 5 p.m.
tomorrow in the Angell Hall base-
men and at the engineering arch.
Students in the architecture school
will ballot between 2 and 5 p.m. in
the lobby of the architecture build-
The following three schools will
ballot between 3 and 5 p.m.: Forestry,
2039 Natural Science; Music, lobby of
music school; and Pharmacy, lobby
of the pharmacy building.
Three men and three women will
be elected from the literary college
to the J-Hop cmmittee. Three will
be selected from the engine school
and one each from the forestry, mu-
sic, pharmacy and architecture
Of the nine Soph Prom psitions,
three men and tlree women will be
chosen from the lit school and three
from the combined engine aWd archi-
tecture schools.
The names of the candidates will
be ' listed 4n tomorrow's Daily and
results of the elections will be printed
Interest in the elections has re-
sulted in considerable campaigning
by the candidates, some of whom
have resorted toelaborate posters and
ASCE Honor Medal
aAward Announced
To Van den Broek
Prof. John A. Van den Broek of the
j Department of Engineering Mechan-
ics has been awarded the Norman
Medal, highest award of the Ameri-
can Society of Civil Engineers.
The award was given for Professor
Van den Broek's work in establish-
ing the Limit Design theory, which
challenged established theories on
the strength of materials.
He is the fourth University pro-
fessor or alumnus to receive the
award established in 1872 in recog-
nition of special contribution to en-
gineering science.
The presentation of the medal will
be made officially at the annual meet-
ing of the ASCE in January in New
Henry E. Riggs, honorary profes-
sor of civil engineering, was also
cited by the Society at their meeting
in Chicago, and made an honorary
member of the Society.

Appeal To Lewis Fails;
Congressmen Suggest
Troops Be Called Out
Nazi Protest Held
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27- (P) -
President Roosevelt, whose thrice-
voiced plea to John L. Lewis has fail-
ed to end a strike of 53.000 CIO coal
miners, said today he was considering
new legislation to cope with defense
strikes in general.
The President made this disclosure
at a press conference while on Capi-
tol Hill a wave of angry feeling pro-
duced suggestions that troops be
called out and that persons conduct-
ing strikes with "intent" to retard
defense production be punished as
Compulsory Arbitration?
A reporter asked Mr. Roosevelt
whether he was considering a law
calling for compulsory .arbitration
and suspension of the right to strike
on defense work.
If the query were confined to gen-
eral terms, and omitted specific
methods, the answer would be in the
affirmative, the Chief Executive re-
plied. Ten specific methods might
have to enter into the study instead
of just two, he said.
Asked what existing powers he
had, he referred to the fact two
struck plants already had been taken
over by the government. But he hast-
ily continued that this did not mean
the governnent was going to seize
al the coal mines.
The President said he had not re-
ceived any reply from Lewis, head
of the United Mine Workers, with
reference to his third appeal that the
strike for a union shop in the so-
called "captive" coal mines be called
off pending negotiation on the issue
of a union shop.
Appeal Turned Down
The third appeal was sent yester-
day after Lewis had turned down two
previous pleas. A conference is
scheduled for tomorrow between Lewis
and Myron C. Taylor, retired chair-
man of the United States Steel Cor-
poration. Steel companies own most
of the "captive mines" and use the,
coal for producing steel.
At New York Irving S. Olds, chair-
man of the big steel corporation, an-
nounced a telegram had been sent to
the National Mediation Board ac-
cepting the services of the board "for
final decision" for settlement of the
strike in the companys coal mines
and expressing the hope there would
be an immediate resumption of pro-

Class Office Candidates
Must . Submit Names,
Qualifications For Duty.
Noon today will be the final dead-
line for submitting senior and fresh-
man petitions for candidacy in the
coming class elections in the College
of Engineering.
Containing the signatures of at
least 25 students in the applicant's
class and stating the applicant's
qualifications for office, the petitions
should be turned in at the Dean'sj
office, 255 West Engineering Build-
ing, before the deadline.
Senioirs submitting should indicatei
whether they wish to run for presi-
dent, secretary, treasurer or Engin-1
eering Council representative. TheE
runner-up in the presidential racet
will automatically be elected vice-i
The seniors selected as candidatesf
by the election committee will be ah-I
nounced in The Daily Friday, theI
day of the election. Balloting will
be done on the second floor of thet
West Engineering Building, over the
Engineering Arch.-
Freshman engineers will elect two
Engineering Council representatives
at an election to be held in their
regular class assemblies Wednesday,
Nov. 5.
Serving on the election committee
are Verne C. Kennedy, '42E, John
Burnham, '42E, Don West, '43E, and
David Wehmeyer, '44E.

Panof sky To Talk
On 'Melancholia'
In Lecture Today
"Durer's Melancholia-the Con-
ception of Melancholia in the Ren-
aissance" will be the subject of a
University Lecture by Dr. Erwin Pa-
nofsky at 4:15 p.m. today in the
amphitheatre 6f the Rackham Build-
Recognized as one of the nation's
leading authorities on the history of
art, Doctor Panofsky is a member of
the faculty of the School of Human-
istic Studies at the Institute for Ad-
vanced Study, Princeton, N.J. He was
formerly professor of the history art
at the University of Hamburg, Ger-
1 Author of many publications on
the history of art, his latest book is
"The Codex Huygens and Leonardo
daVinci's Art Theory."
All scripts for the 1942 Junior
Girls Play should be turned in at
Miss McCormick's office in the
League or given to Mary Lou Ew-
ing, '43, general chairman. The
winning script will be announced
Nov. 15.

Predicting the. elimination of the step toward helping the British in the
confusion which marked the distri- war.
bution' of tickets for the Minnesota I Forgery ChargedF
game, Harry Tillotson, University The German press belabored Rcose-{
football ticket manager, yesterday an- velt at a "shirt-sleeved demagogue"
nouncedra change in the distribution and charged he referred to a forgery
procedure for the Ohio State game. when he mentioned having possession;
Under the new plan, one day will of a map of South America showing
be set aside at the ticket office next German plans for the control of that
week for each of the\ four, classes. continent.
Members of each class will exchange Only one sour note was discerned
their signed coupons on the day as- in South American reaction to the
signed, or they will lose the prefer- speech. Officals and the press of Ar-
ence given their class.sgech.nOfBralsand Che ppeArd
Student ticket windows will be gentina, Brazil and Chile appeared
open from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. on each pleased with the Presidents address.
of these days. This is the schedule But an editorial commentator on a
to befollwed:Bogota, Colombia, newspaper said :
Monday, Nov. 3-Teniorshe oration by Roosevelt had the
coupons). object of destroying Congressional
Tuesday,. Nov. 4Juniors (Orange resistance to repeal of the Neu-
coupons). trality Act . . . We cannot contem-
Wednesday, Nov. 5-Sophomores plate without anguish the spi'ead of
(Pink coupons), a. - universal war, heralded by this
Thursday, Nov. 6-Freshmen speech and in which we will be in-
(Green coupons). voluntary participants."
London Reaction
Late afternoon London newspapers
Violoncellist saw the speech this way:
The Evening Star: "Still slowly

To Play Here
Feuernann Will Present
Concert Tomorrow


perhaps, but inexorably, the United
States moves toward war."
Lord Beaverbrook's Standar d:
"President Roosevelt has acted. These
are deeds, not words. .. . He challen-
ges our enemy. His nation does not
yet finally defy Nazi ambition to
conquer the earth. Its has defied her
(Germany's) ambition to rule

Tribute To Great Conductor,'
Gould Says After Varsity Night

"The program was really a great
tribute to a really great band and an
equally great conductor."
That was the opinion guest .con-
ductor Morton Gould held of the Uni-
versity Concert Band and its con-
ductor. Prof. William D. Revelli, at
the conclusion of the band's annual
Varsity- Night show last night in
Hill Auditorium.
"The band did a wonderful job to-
night," he asserted. "They practically.
sight-read a very difficult program,
and on the basis of the job they did,
I'm sure that Professor Revelli will
have another top-notch band this
One of the evening's highlights
was the presentation of Gould's latest
composition, "Jericho," conducted by
the composer. Already assured of
success in professional music circles,

Asked which of his own numbers
he liked best, Gould replied, "I don't
like any of them as soon as I've fin-
ished writing them. I'm always think-
ing of the next work, not the last
I really have a soft spot for the
University of Michigan," Gould con-
cluded. "and I hope I'll be able to
come back and work with the band
whenever possible. I have a high re-
gard for Professor Revelli-he's a
fine musician and a swell person."
As guest soloist of the evening,
Gould improvised on a four-note
theme. suggested by the audience,
playing it in the styles of Bach, Cho-
pin, Strauss and Gershwin.
Also featured on the evenings pro-
gram was the band's own ''Stump Me
If You Can" quiz program starring
Porf. John L. Brumm of the jour=
nalism department and "quiz kids"

The man who owns the last 'celloI
made by Stradivarius will appear in
the second concert of the annual
Choral Union Series tomorrow on
the Hill Auditorium stage.
Enianuel Feuermann, famed vio-
loncellist, will present a program that
includes the following selections:
Brahms: Sonata in F major, Op.-99,
No. 2; Beethoven: Variations on al
Theme by Mozart, E-flat major; Val-I
entini: Sonata in E major; Hinde-
mith: Suite in Five Movements (for
'cello alone); Faure: Apres un reve;
Davidoff: At the Fountain; and Cho-'
pin: Introduction and Polonaise, Op.
Feuermann made his debut as
guest artist with the Vienna Sym-
phony under Felix Weingartner at
the age of eleven. When he was six-'
teen he became professor at the Con-
servatory of Music in Cologne. From
there his rise in the music world was
cut out for him.
In 1934 he was invited to make his
American debut as guest artist with
the New York Philharmonic Orches-
tra under Bruno Walter. His success;
made him a demand throughout the

Health System For Restaurants
Will Go Into Operation Today

Roosetelt Calls Protest
By Nazis 'Most Amusing'
WASHINGTON, Oct.. 28--(P)-
President Roosevelt said today Nazi
protestations of "fake" atahis state-
men that he had a German map for
the partition of South America were
most amusing.
It's a scream, he told his press con-
ference, it's good.
Told German sources had said a
map purporting to show how Latin
Armerica would be divided by the
Axis was a fake, Mr. Roosevelt said
the charge was in the same class as
that a week or ten lays ago that
he was responsible for torpedoing the
American destroyer Kearny.
The map, Mr. Roosevelt said, came
from a source which was undoubt-
edly reliable. There is no question
abuot that, he said.
But he declined to make public the
map or a document he said described
Nazi plans to suppress reljgions, both
of which he mentioned in his Navy
Day speech last night. It might choke
off sources of information, he said,
remarking that the map contained
some notations which might permit
tracing the channels through which
it moved.
Speckhard To Visit
Robert Speckhard, '42, former edi-
torial director of The Daily, will
leave by bomber next week for"Eng-
land, it was reported late yesterday

A sweeping revision of Ann Arbor's
restaurant health-scoring system and
compulsory lectures for food handlers
have been introduced by City Sani-
tary Inspector Franklin Fiske to
raise the standards of local eating-
The new scoring system, to go into
effect today, abolishes numerical rat-
ings for an A, B, C, or D grading.
This plan, according to Fiske, will
influence proprietors towards "an
objective of good restaurant opera-
tion, instead of trying to get an extra
two or three points."
Adapted from the United States
Public Health Scoring System, the
new form includes 17 items. A de-
ficiency in any one will drop an es-
tablishment to B rating, although

giene. Besides creating a health prob-
lem, unsanitary management in
these departments can result in eco-
nomic loss through spoiled foods."
After each establishment has been
checked, the Health Department
gives it a rating card. This card
must be displayed in a prominent
place, toward the front of the. es-
tablishment and near the cash regis-
ter or counter.
Other requirements, also needed
for an "A" rating, include clean
floors, adequate lighting, sanitary
toilet and lavatory facilities, suffi-
cient garbage disposal equipment,
screened doors and windows, well-
ventilated rooms, and protected food
"Although a federal inspector has
not yet appeared in Ann Arbor,"
Fiske nointed out. "these standards

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