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Cloudy, light rains.





New Food
Rating Plan,

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Lewis, Taylor
Will Consider

i-opProm Leaders
Will Be Elected Today
Thirteen Juniors, Nine Sophomores Will Be Chosen
To Fill Committee Posts In Restricted Balloting

Nazi Southern Armies


FDR Proposal
To End Strike
President's Plan Set Forth
In Letter To Mediation
Board Chairman Davis
Mine Union Heads
To Confer Today
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29.-(/P)-In
a surprise White House conference
President Roosevelt made a new pro-
posal for reopening the strike-bound
captive coal mines today, and John
L. Lewis promised a quick answer.;
The plan, set before the United
Mine Workers leader and Myron C.
Taylor, former chairman of United
States Steel Corporation, is that the
pits be reopened immediately with
the understanding the defense media-
tion board would resume considera-
tion of the dispute and make final
Set Forth In Letter
It was set forth in a letter to Wil-
liam H. Davis, chairman of the medi-
ation board. It brought to an end a
full day of conferences which start-
ed at 10 a.m. in the hotel room of
Taylor, and wound up at 5:45 p.m.
in the President's office at the White
Lewis, who was present at both con-
ferences, told reporters upon leav-
ing the White House he would meet
tomorrow morning with the district
leaders of the Union to discuss the
President's suggestion. He added that
a decision probably would be reached
early in the day.
Taylor said he personally favored
the President's proposal. He entered
the controversy today at the request
of President Roosevelt, who had sug-
gested Taylor and Lewis meet in an
attempt to bring about a settlement
of the strike which has kept 53,000
miners idle since Sunday.
Mines Owned By U.S. Steel
United States Steel owns some of
the captive mines involved in the
strike, The remainder are owned by
other steel companies.
Coal dug from these pits is note
sold commercially, but is used by the
companies to fire the steel-producing
blast furnaces.
The issue is the union's demand for
a union shop. As defined by both
sides, this means miners would have
to join the union after a certain
period of employment.
In his letter to Davis Mr. Roosevelt
specified that neither the Union nor
the company would be committed
in advance to acceptance of the medi-
ation board's recommendations.

iansAdmt Fal. f Khrko
Driving Into Crimean Peninsula*O

Thirteen juniors and nine sopho-
mores will be elected to committee
positions for J-HoR, and Soph Prom
at a restricted campus election to-
Each junior and sophomore eligible
to vote will be accorded one vote for
a candidate from his own school and
class. A new rule this year will make
it necessary for.students to vote in
their respective schools, i.e., lit stu-
dents may not vote at the engineer-
ing arch, but only in Angell Hall
Ballots with more than one mark-
ing will be disqualified, according to
Ed Holmberg, '43, in charge of elec-
tions., Identification cards will be
required of all voters.
Three men and three women will
be elected to J-Hop committees from
the literary school. Candidates are
Nancy Gray, Leanor Grossman, Mar-
Here's Where And When To Vote:
Literary college-Room 25 Angell
Hall, 1 to 5 p.m.; Engineering col-
lege-Engineering Arch, 1 to 5
p.m.; Forest & Pharmacy schools-
2039 Natural Science, 3 to 5 p.m.;
Music school-Music School Lob-
by, 3 to 5 p.m.; Architecture col-
lege-Architecture Lobby, 2 to 5
garet Ihling, Rosemary Mann, Doro-
thy Johnson, LyonsHowland, Bob
Bartlow, Bob. Ungar, Buell Morley,
Bob Burstein, Bob Begle, Elaine
Barth and John Vezina.
J-Hop nominees from the engine
Knox Reveals
Kearny Struck'
In Mass Battle
Destroyers Engaged Subs
In All-Nig t Fray; Nazi
Losses To Be Withheld
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29-(A')-The
U. S. Destroyer Kearny, it was dis-
closed today, was torpedoed in the
course of a great all-night battle be-
tween escort warships and a Nazi
U-boat wolf pack that attacked a
convoy of merchantmen in the bleak
waters southwest of Iceland the night
of Oct. 16.
Before it was hit the Kearny suc-
ceeded in dropping a series of depth
bombs aimed at one submarine, but
if there was any evidence the sub
was hit it remained locked in the
secret archives of the Navy Depart-
ment under a new policy announced
by Secretary Knox.
The Navy Secretary told a press
conference the United States, like the
British, would not give out submarine
sinkings. The policy was adopted by
this country, Knox indicated, to make
sure that every successful shot firedl
or depth bomb dropped in the battle
of the Atlantic takes its toll also in

school are Donald Battin, Jim Kline,
Thomas Poyzer, Bruce Renaud, David
Robertson, Kimon Vasiliou, and Ted
Sharp. The three architecture can-
didates are Mildred Christa, Michael
Kane and Frank Butters. One will
be elected from this school; three
from the engine school.
The combined forestry and phar-
macy ballot has the names of Cas-
mira Buszek, ReubeA Fried and
James Snodgrass, with one to be
chosen. One will be elected from
the music school's two candidates,
Jean Cox and Mary Louise Knapp.
The 1941 Soph Prom will be com-
(Continued on Page 2)
La Follette, Nye
Land Present
'u .trality Law
Senators Attack Proposal
To Allow Armament
Of ShipsIn War Zones
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29-)-Op-
posing revision of the neutrality law,
Senator La Follette (Prog.-Wis.) told
the Senate today the statute had
"accomplished the purpose for which
it was intended-the purpose of keep-
ing the United States out of war."
In fact, he asserted, if. it had not
been for evasions of that act "counte-
nanced" by the administration, the
loss of American lives and property
"would have been even less" than it
had been to date.
La Follette was one of two middle
western Senators to' speak today
against propsals that American ships
be allowed to carry guns and sail into
combat zones and belligerent prts-
practices forbidden by the Neutrality
Law as it stands.
The other,, Senator Nye (Rep.-
N.D.), said arming merchant ships
would invite attack upon them and
constitute a "deliberate jeopardizing"
of American lives..
"Such jeopardizing of American
lives with its inevitable loss of Amer-
ican life is the final key to the war,'
he said.
La Follette said the evasion of the
act which he mentioned consisted
of transferring ships to Panamanian
registry so that they might traverse
waters forbidden to them as Ameri-
can vessels.
Broadcasters, ASCAP
Sign Nine Year Treaty
NEW YORK, Oct. 29-()-The
National Broadcasting Company and
the Columbia Broadcasting System
today signed a new nine-year con-
tract with the American Society of
Composers, Authors and Publishers,
providing return of ASCAP music to
both major networks at midnight
The agreement ended a contro-
versy which has kept ASCAP tunes
from most stations since Jan. 1. Sign-
ers were Gene Buck, president of
ASCAP; Niles Trammell, president of'
NBC, and Melford R. Runyon, vice-
rresident of CBS.


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With German troops reported fighting within 104 miles of Rostov, a turning point in the battle of the
South was foreseen. London strategists saw the possibility of one German thrust toward Astrakhan and an-
other toward the Caucasus oil fields. The latter move would bring General Wavell's forces marching up
through Iran, British sources claim, and the presence of the Russian fleet in the Black Sea would be another
threat to a Nazi onslaught against the oil fields near Batum and Baku. The apparent military purpose of
the German drive in the Caucasus is to cutf off the for ces of Soviet General Timoshenko fighting there. In
the north, the fight on the Moscow Front was reported within some 40 miles of the capital and Russian forces
appeared to be holding the approaches to the city firmly.
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Two Men Enter
Maichigma' s
Warrior Band
Listen to this tale of romance,
Tale of Indian warrior bold,
In the early moon of redleaves,
Come they forth the stoic valiant;
Forth they romped to paleface wig-
Wigwam one of friend great chief,
Paleface mighty amoing his kind,
Came he forth to take their token,
Of the warpath they would tread
Then to the mighty oak of Tappan,
Dashed the screaming yelling red-
To the tree of Indian legend,
When the whitemen pale and tremb-
Stood around the mighty oak;
Warriors choice of paleface nation,
Choice of tribe to run the gauntlet,
Down the warriors, painted demons,
Swooped and caught their prey like
Loud the war cry stirred the stillness,
As they seized their hapless captives,
Forth they bore them to their wig-
There to torture at their pleasure,
There around the glowing bonfires,
Heard the words of mighty wisdom,
Smoked the pipe of peace and friend-
Thus there came to Michigamua:
George Harms, Gus Sharemet. x
Neutrality Repeal
Sought By Petitions
Asking for immediate repeal of the
Neutrality Act, members of the cam-
pus chapter of the Student Defend-
Prc. of flamnoannn wl, 1farannv ril-

the war of nerves.
As the Secretary expressed it, Ger-
man morale is depressed by having
U-boats aqid their crews "go out and
never come back" leaving the sur-
vivors at home without word of their
Several hours after the press con-
ference Knox released the Navy's
third report to the nation on the

Young Worker
Faces Charge
Defense Employe Recalls.]
Cutting Vital Electric
Wiring Oni Bombers
BALTIMORE, Oct. 29 --(/P)- A
young aircraft worker leaned on the
desk of United States Commissioner
James K. Cullen today and haltingly
recalled "several times" that he had
cut vital electric wiring on B-26
Martin Bombers under construction
for the War Department.
After questioning Michael William
Etzel, 22, Commissioner Cullen en-
tered for him a temporary plea of
innocent to charges of sabotage and
set bail at $25,000 pending a hearing
next Wednesday to give Etzel a
chance to "think things over and see
what you want to do." Etzel said
he couldn't raise the money.
Still wearing the leather jacket,
worn brown trousers and paint-spat-
tered shoes in which he was arrested
yesterday by agents of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation, Etzel fum-
bled as he related in answer to court
questions that:
He is a native Baltimorean, mar-
ried and with "a baby on the way."
His mother is dead; his father and'
other relatives are in Germany.
Somehow he thought he was trying
to protect them. The fact his alleged
acts might endanger Americans
struck him only after his arrest.
Commissioner Cullen asked, "So
you became Americanized for the
first time last night in central police
Etzel said he guessed so. He was
uncertain how he would plead to the
formal complaint that on or about
July 12, 1941, he "wilfully did injure
and commit depredations against
property being manufactured for the
War Department."
Professor Koella
Cites Frendl Unity
At Cercle Meeting
"Although geographically it is sep-
arated into three distinct divisions-
occupied, unoccupied and free-in-
tellectually France remains a single
country," declared Prof. Charles E.
Koella of ,the romance languages de-
partment, adviser, before the first
meeting of the year of the Cercle
Given for a group of more than 80
students and members of the Uni-
versity, Professor Koella's talk on

Mimes Talent
Urged To Sign
At} Union Today
Actors, singers, dancers, $stage
hands-men only please-will have
their last chance today to sign up for
tryouts in the Mimes Union Opera.
A Mimes registration desk will be
located in the Union lobby from 2:30
to 5:30 p.m. today.
Tryouts, under the direction of Di-
rector Bob Adams and General
Chairman Jim Gormson, '42, will be
held in Union Room 319 today and
tomorrow from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7
to 9 p.m.
The applicants will be culled down
to approximately 80 on Sunday af-
ternoon when Dance Director Robert
Vibbert, '43, Adams and Gormson
conduct the.final tryouts in the ball-
room of the Union.
Dance and speaking rehearsals are
scheduled to begin early next week as
soon as the cast is selected.
,According to Gormson, there arej
yet several committee positions open.
Lyric writers and copiers are needed
for the music committee, according
to Gordon Hardy, Grad., who is in
charge of the production's music.
The show, the 29th in almost a
half century of Mimes Operas, will be
presented December 9 through 13 in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The script is a prize-winning Hop-
wood play by Ray Ingham, Grad,.

Thanks oivng
Fete To Honor
Foreign Group
General Public Is Invited
To International Dinner
In Ballroom Of Union
The annual International Dinner,
given by the University for-local for-
eign students, will be held at 6:30
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, the "eve
of Thanksgiving," in the ballroom of
the Union and will be open to the
general public for the first time in
more than 20 years.
Prof. J. Raleigh Nelson, director
of the International Center, has an-
nounced that the number of guests
will be limited to 450. The dinner is
still complimentary to all foreign stu-
dents and to Hawaiian and Puerto
Rican American citizens. Invitations
have been sent to them, but all
those who wish to attend should make
their reservations as soon as possible
at the Center.
The public may purchase tickets
at $1.25 and make reservations for,
the dinner any time today at the
Center. The reservations will be made
in the order that they are received,
but no more will be accepted after
next Thursday.
Proceeds from the ticket sale will
go to the Emergency Fund for For-
eign Students.

Second Large Offensive
Nears Port Of Rostov
In Eastern Movement
Soviets Hold Firm
In Moscow Sector
' (By The Associated Press)
The evacuation of Kharkov in the
upper Ukrain' was acknowledged
early'today by the Soviet Command,
and it appeared that the Crimea and
the lower Don Valley further to the
south likewise were in growing dan-
On the central front, however, the
Russians appeared to be firmly hold-
ing the Moscow approaches-although
German advances had occurred in
areas of secondary importance well
above and below the city.
The retreat from Kharkov, which
the Nazis had claimed last Satur-
day, was described by the Red gen-
eral staff as orderly and not forced,
and it was added that it cost the in-
vaders nearly 120,000 men in killed
and wounded, along with more than
450 tanks and armored cars and
much other armament, to occupy the
Supplies Removed From City
The Soviet declared, too, that all
important factories, railway rolling
stock and supplies of raw materials
were taken from the city "in time,"
and that several plants-presum-
ably those that could not be moved-
were blown up.
Nevertheless, the loss of the city,
an industrial area of the highest inm-
portance, was unquestionably a severe
blow to the Russians.
All this; however, was not so vital
in the long run as was Nazi action
toward the Crimea and the lower Don.
The German High Command an-
nounced-and this was not specific-
ally denied anywhere in Allied quar-
ters-that thousands of men from its
southern armies were driving into the
Crimean peninsula, having broken
the Red line on the Perekop Isthmus
leading to the Russian mainland.
This was an operation far behind
what still appeared to be the main
push-that by other forces some 300
miles to the east which were beating
toward the outskirts of Rostov, the
Don River port at the gateway to
the Caucasus.
Berlin reports put this second and
larger offensive within 10 miles of
Rostov, a figure that seemed reason-
able in view of British information
current as early as Monday that the
invaders even then stood within 15
miles of the city.
German Forces Split
What apparently was developing
in the south was this: Field Mar-
shal von Rundstedt had split his vast
German armies into striking forces
moving roughly at right angles, the
one heading east and the other
south. The assignment of this second
offensive plainly was first to clean
out the Crimea and then, if this was
accomplished, to swing due east
again, now moving roughly parallel
with the column to the north, and
across the Kerch peninsula and
straits, and if possible to take the
Soviet Marshal Semeon Timoshenko
from behind in the Caucasus.
Thebacknowledged numerical infer-
ority of the southern Red armies
seemed to favor the success of this
grand maneuver, but an authoritative
informant in London said the Rus-
sian fleet still was in full control of
the Black Sea and could give the
invaders the greatest of trouble ir-
respective of Red setbacks afield.
ROTC Unit Will Present
First Parade Tomorrow
Adjutants call at 5:15 p.m. to-
morrow will sound the first note in
the first fall parade to be presented
by the University ROTC.

A provisional rifle ba~talion com-
posed of the 350 senior and sopho-
more cadets of the unit will form for
the retreat ceremony at 5:07 p.m.
and will march to Palmer Field where
the ceremony and review will be held.
Faculty members, students and
townspeople are invited to attend.
This parade marks the first time
the ROTC has made a public ap-
pearance before the regular spring
parades. The unit will march to the
tune of the 28-piece ROTC Drum and
Bugle Corps.

Musical Damon And Pythias:
Emanuel Feuermann Will Give
Choral Series Concert Today

'Victors' Gets Companion Piece:
JHai Michigan-'-To Be Published
In Dedication To Varsity Band

Maestro Emanuel Feuermann, who
appears today on the Hill Auditorium
stage in the second concert of the
annual Choral Union series, doesn't
trust his 'cello as far as he can throw
it-but for good reason.
It is the last instrument of its kind
made by Stradivari..- and has a $35,-
000 price tag attached to it. Experts
have pronounced it one of the finest
examples of the master's works.
That's why the renowned 'cellist
always engages an upper berth for
it on over-night travel, parks it in a
Pullman chair opposite him on a
daytime trip and keeps it in his bed-
room whenever he sleeps at home.
Precautions like these make the
'cello almost burglar-proof. And the
5,000 people who will turn out to hear
him today have good reason to expect
the "original" Stradivarius-made
'cello will appear on the stage with

Another great college song will
soon take its place along with "Var-
sity" and "The Victors" in the music
racks of the University when "Hail
Michigan," by Claudius G. Pendill,
'13, of Newburyport, Mass., and pub-
lished by Mrs. Minnie Maes Root of
Ann Arbor, comes off the presses in
Composed in 1939 and featured in
past programs by the University
Band and Varsity Glee Club, the song
will appear in sheet music form ac-
cording to Mrs. Root. It will be dedi-
cated to the band. The cover will be
adorned by a picture of the band in
"M" formation and a small inset of
Conductor William D. Revelli.
The publication of "Hail Michigan"
by Mrs. Root climaxes a career of
more than 30 years devoted to de-
veloping University songs. When she
first came to Ann Arbor to found the
University Music House, the only

filled the requests of the students and
compiled the first edition -of "Michi-
gan's Favorite College Songs."
The 1913 edition included the music
from the first five operas. Since then
eight editions have been released, and
the book has grown from 160 pages to
more than 280. It now includes views'
of campus buildings as well as the
During the depression years, Uni-
versity students were unable to afford
the song books and student singing
declined. After the depression, two
abridged editions were published to
meet the demand for a lower priced
book.. Mrs. Root, who has published
all the Michigan marches except
"The Victors," has a long-standing
ambition to revise and publish again
the large edition.
Since the start of Mrs. Root's ca-
reer, she has collected scores, sheet
music and other mementoes from
various campus musical productions.


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