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Cloudy and Colder


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Isolationists Scored.,


VOL. Lt. No. 31




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Senate Slated
For Neutrality
Revision Vote

Varsity Back In First Starting Role


Level Aggression


in Few_'Days
Senator Clark Dares FDR
To Request Congress
For War Declarations
Ball Says Freedom
Of Seas Most Vital
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1.-(R)-The
Senate agreed today to speed up con-
sideration of Neutrality revision as
Senator Ball (Rep.-Minn.) declared
that a freedom-of-the-seas policy was
necessary for this country's survival
and Senator Clark (Dem.-Mo.) dared
President Roosevelt to ask Congress
for a declaration of war.
Winding, up a week of debate on
the momentous legislation to lift Neu-
trality Act provisions forbidding the
arming of merchant ships and pre-
venting them from sailing into bel-
ligerent ports or combat areas, the
chamber agreed unanimously to a
suggestion by Democrtic Leader
Barkley that it meet at 11 a.m. (EST)
Monday, an hour earlier than usual.
Vote Next Week
Administration leaders, confident
that at least 52 of the 96 members
would support the bill, said the agree-
ment would insure a vote by the
middle of next week.
Ball, a "freshman" Senator who
differs with many of his Midwestern
colleagues in supporting the pending
legislation, told the chamber that
"as long as the Nazis hold sway in
Europe no man here in America can
feel any sort of security".
"No individual and no nation can
afford to stand on the sidelines in
this world. wide fight to the finish
between the democratic way of life
and the slave system that Hitler calls
his new rde," Ball asserted.
"'Authorization For War'
Clark, who has been in the fore-
front of Senate battles against Ad-
m41ration foreign' policy measures,
sa d the pending legislation "is in-
tended to be and can only be an
authorization for a state of war."
He added that the' President should
request a Corfgressonal declaration
of war in the interests of hational
unity but added that he would op-
pose such a declaration "with every
fibre yin my being."
"We will oppose this course be-'
cause we passionately believe that
our entr nce into this war is neither
necessar nor justifiable from the
standpo' t of our national interest,
but on the contrary is suicidal," the
Missouri Democrat declared,
'Muzzle Knox',
Clark said that the President
should "muzzle" Secretaries Knox
and Stimson and others of his ad-
ministration "who constantly agitate
for war." The Missourian described
Knox as being similar to a person
'suffering from rabies, without any
constitutional authority whatever,
declaring war on nation after nation
and solemnly announcing a 100-year
alliance with England."
Earlier in the day, Senator Green
(Rep.-R.I.), an Administration sup-
porter, said that the pending meas-
ure merely would reassert the right
of the freedom of the seas-a right
which he ,said this country consist-
ently had exercised under interna-
tional law. The existing Neutrality*
Law, he said, was a measure of "ap--
peasement toward Hitler."
Britsh Cabinet
Shake-Up Seen
Conflict Qver Russian Aid

Causes Disagreement
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, Nov. 1. - Imminent
changes in Prime Minister Church-
ill's Cabinet were predicted today as
Britain's dissatisfied left-wingers in
weekend speeches harped on the gov-
ernment's failure to produce all-out
aid for Russia.
Edgar Granville, national liberal
member of Parliament, said "it is
now generally accepted that Cabinet
changes are imminent" and predict-
ed some of the surprises would in-
volve Lord Beaverbrook, Minister of
Supply, Lord Halifax, Ambassador to
Washington, and the Foreign Office
now headed by Anthony Eden.

Against Washington Naval Policy
Japan May Back Berlin Statemen

- A_


Spokesmen Clain
German Rebuke
Increase Tension

Paul White, speedy sophomore right halfback, received his first
starting assignment of the season yesterday and came through with
flying colors. White tossed southpaw aerial bombs and compiled a
rushing average of eight yards per try.
* * * .*
Po wer G sWolverines
20-0 Victory Over Illini

(Special to The Daily)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Nov. 1-Sheer
power gave Michigan's revenge-hun-
gry Wolverines a 20-0 victory over a
game but out-manned and out-
weighed band of Illinois Indians here
Playing in Memorial Stadium be-
fore 30,101 wind-bitten fans, Michi-
gan ground out its third conference
win and gained in full measure for
the astounding upset two years ago
on this same gridiron which derailed
the Wolverines' national champion-
ship bound express.
^Power Tells Storyg
Power, pure and unadulterated, was
the story of today's Maize and Blue
triumph. Led by their blasting tail-
back-fullback combination, Tom Kuz-
ma and Bob Westfall, the Wolverines
marched around, through and over
the hopelessly out-classed Illini for
three touchdowns. Kid Kuzma drove
16 yards for the first, while Westfall,
giving 100 per cent all day in a bril-
liant offensive exhibition, scored the
last two on runs of one and 17 yards.
Nor does the final score afford a
complete picture of the manner in
which Michigan's crisp-blocking grid-
men dominated the play. In the first
half they completely bottled Illinois'
famed passing attack and held Zup-
pke's hard trying backs to two first
downs and only 33 yards from scrim-
mage. In the initial 30 minutes Mich-
igan piled up the amazing total of 216
yards on the ground, good for 12
first downs, while they outgained the
Illini through the air lanes, 53 yards
to 14.
Then in the final half Illinois came
Freshmen To Vote,
On Nine Candidates
For Engine Council
Senior class officers already elec-
ted, the College of Engineering will
conclude its fall voting Wednesday
when freshman engineers elect two
representatives to the Engineering
Placing disqualification as the pen-
alty for electioneering, the election
committee has announced that pic-
tures of the freshman candidates will
be posted on the Council bulletin
board Tuesday, in order that the
first-year students may become ac-
quainted with their candidates.
Omitted from the list of nominees
in yesterday's Daily were John Dowdle
and Dave Upton. Others who are
running are George Collins. James
Eyster, Walter Furbush, John Mans-
field, John Miller, Alfred Shevin and
Ray Yagle.
Balloting will be done at the two
regular freshman class assemblies to
be held Wednesday, rather than at
a box as was done for the senior
election. Ih this way it is expected
that a more representative vote may
be obtained.
Silk Stocking Shortage

back fighting desperately to make a
better showing. But still the ball
game was never in doubt. Everything
that resembled an Illinois scoring
threat was stalled by the hard-charg-
ing Wolverines, and Zuppke's In-
dians trudged off the turf scoreless
for the first time this season.
Although Fritz Crisler's crw thor-
oughly outclassed the Illini, however,
traces of a Gopher-h.gover from
last week were very much in evidence.
The Wolverines had numerous oppor-
tunities to score and could have doub-
led the final count but for costly mis-
takes, both of judgment and execu-
F.unbles Hurt Varsity
Crucial fumbles, many of which
were committed by Kuzma who was
especially bothered by the slippery
ball on the soggy field, stalled sev-
(Continued on Page 3)
Drama Tickets
1TO GoOn Sale
Play Production Opener
Will Be 'Jiin Dandy'
Box office sale of tickets for "Jim
Dandy," first offering of Play Pro-
duction of the Department of Speech,
will begin tomorrow in the League.
The tickets are priced individually
at $.83, $.55, and $.39. The box office
will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
tomcrrow and Tuesday, and from 10
a.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the remainder
of the week. Reservations may be
made over the phone by calling 6300.
Witten in the provocative style of
William Saroyan, "Jim Dandy" is
full of the type of characters and sit-
uations that have placed its writer
among the top-ranking playwrights
of today. In Saroyan's own estimate,
it bids fair to surpass his Pulitzer
Prize and Critics' Award winner of
1940-41, "The Time of Your Life."
Its presentation will mark an inno-
vation in the annals of Play Produc-
tion and the theatre, for through co-
operation' with Saroyan and the Na-
tional Theatre Conference it will be
given in 50 University and little thea-
tres throughout the country during
the month of November prior to
House Committee
Passes Price Bill
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1--(P)-The
House Banking Committee approved
a commodity price control bill tonight
after refusing to include wages and
voting to prohibit ceilings on farm
commodities than lower some of the
highest agricultural prices in history.
Chairman Steagall (Dem.-Ala.)
said the committee vote on the bill
was 18 to 5.
With the farm bloc in full control,
the committee accepted a formula
for farm price ceilings which govern-
ment experts said would permit food
prices to raise as much as 20 per cent
above the 110 per cent of parity level
contained in the Administration's or-

Hostility To U.S.
Grows In Japan
TOKYO, Sunday. Nov. 2-(/P)-
Germany's declaration that she had
been "attacked" by the United States
in the Atlantic is expected to inten-
sify the crisis in the Pacific in view of
Japan's critical attitude towards
Uyer terms of the Rome-Berlin-
Tokyo pact the signatories are pled-
ged to go to one another's aid in
event of attack from a power not
then engaged in the European war.
Last December former Foreign Min-
ister Yosuke Matsuoka said it was
discretionary with the Axis, partners
to decide whether another was the
object of aggression.
The increasingly critical attitude
of the Japanese press and official
statements regarding the alleged "en-
circlement" of Japan are indications
that the Tokyo government is less
likely now to take an impartial view
should Germany ask her to invoke
the tri-partite agreement.
Japan's suspicions of Washington's
motives, therefore, become doubly sig-
nificant and today's positive action
by Germany may very well spread the
war to both the Pacific and Atlantic,
informed observers said.
Obviously, Japan has nothing to
gain by not accepting the German
version of the incidents involving
American destroyers and Nazi sub-
marines, it was said, particularly if
the United States continues her ec-
onomic blockade.'
"A fDroOf Blood'
One conpetent Japgnese source
gave anindication of Japan's feelings
when he said that the United States,
by halting oil shipments, was "deny-
ing Japan of a commodity as vital
as a drop of blood."
Koh Ishii, the government spokes-
man, said today Tokyo had not ben
advised of Germany's formal declar-
ation. Therefore the government's
reaction was.not expected for at least
24 hours.
High Japanese sources declared
today "the United States speedily is
approaching the danger of participa-
tion in the war due to the sinkihgs of
American vessels."
Tension Increasing
These observers, as quoted by the
Domei News Agency, added:
"Therefore the United States is
making every effort to avoid an arm-
ed clash in the Pacific, which now
seems inevitable. Tension in the Pa-
cific is gradually increasing despite
all the sincere efforts of Jpan.
"It is absolutely impossible for Ja-
pan to abandon the establishment of
her co-prosperity sphere."
'U' Concert Series
Will Begin Today
In Hill Auditorium
Opening the 1941-42 series of con-
certs, Thor Johnson and the Univer-
sity Symphony Orchestra will be
heard today at 4:15 p.m. from the
stage of Hill Auditorium. Featured
works will be the Symphony No. 1
of Howard Hanson and the Sym-
phony No. 22 of Franz Joseph Haydn.
Both these symphonies should
prove of unusual interest to the lis-
tener because of their newness to
American audiences. The Haydn
work, in spite of its some two hun-
dred years' age, was not performed
in this country until 1939.
Howard Hanson's Symphony No.
1 in E minor or "Nordic" symphony
provides an opportunity for the con-
cert-goer to hear a contemporary
American work. This is in line with
Mr. Johnson's policy of presenting
at least one American work in the
orchestra's annual opening concert.
Completing the. program is "La
Procession Nocturne" from Rabaud's

Symphonic Poem."
Governor Will Attend
Inter fraternity Dance

Red Reserves
Called To Stop
Nazi Advance
Rostov-on-Don Threatened
As Drive To Caucasus
Draws Near Goal
(By The Associated Press)
Russia threw great masses of re-
serves into the 19-weeks-old struggle
against Adolf Hitler's invasion arm-
ies last night as the Gerians
momentarily threatened to capture
the key city of Rostov-on-Don, gate-
way to the Caucasus oil fields, and
the munitionsacenter of Tula 100
miles south of Moscow. ,
Russians reported heavy rains had
helped the defenses at Rostov.
The Germans were smashing full-
blast across the upper Donets River,
marking all but the end of the trans-
Ukraine drive, in an apparent effort.
to cut off the line of United States
war supplies to the U.S.S.R. via the
Middle East.
A bulletin from Hitler's headquart-
ers said Nazi troops had crossed the
Donets River at several points, pre-
sumably in a wide flanking sweep to
engulf Rostov-on-Don, and that
German and Rumanian troops were
advancing into the Crimea peninsula
in pursuit of retreating Soviet forces.
German military spokesmen de-
clared emphatically that Russia's
winter snows-the factor that spelled
disaster for Napoleon on his drive to
Moscow in 1812-would mean no
halt in the campaign. Germany is
prepared "to the last detail" for cold
weather combat, they said, and this
seemed borne out by recent reports
of Nazi orders requisitioning winter
blankets, heavy coats and boots in
the German-conquered countries.
Already, the Germans said, supply
trains moving east are darrying mil,
lions of winter garments and devices
enabling Hitler's military juggernaut
to operate in freezing temperatures.
Soviet front-line dispatches said,
the German central front armies un-
der Gen. Fedor von Bock were mass-
ing huge forces for a violent new
offensive against Moscow and that
"heavier fighting will begin in the
near future."
Five Injured

Germans Deny Having Started Shooting
In Greer, Kearny Incidents; Confess
U-Boat Torpedo Attack On Destroyer
(By The Associated Press)
BERLIN, Nov. 1.-The German Government formally declared today
that the United States "attacked Germany" in incidents involving the
American destroyers Greer and Kearny.
The official statement was issued from Adolf Hitler's headquarters to
counter President Roosevelt's assertion that Germany had started the
shobting. (The Tri-Power Pact binds Japan to come to the aid of Germany
in case of "attack" on Germany by any power not engaged in the Euro-
peqn war.)
For the first time it was admitted that it was German submarines which
had fired torpedoes a the Kearny, which the Navy Department in Wash-
ington has announced wa ripped open but not sunk with a loss of 11 Ives
4'and 10 injured on the night of Oct.
1 16-17 southwest of Iceland.
Mvi utual ICY (Previously German spokesmen had
sought to cast doubt on the Navy De-
Is Considered partment's announcement of the tor-
pedoing of the Kearny, indicating
K their belief it was a trumped up story
By to boost the President's Neutrality
Act revision through Congress.)
(The Navy Department's version
Canadian-U.S. Problems, Oct. 29 said the Kearrny went to tle
War Issues Discussed aid of another convoy which was un-
der attack and dl'opped depth bombs.
In Hyde Park Meeting Three torpedoes then were fired, the
_______Navy said, and the third struck the
HYDE PARK, N. Y., Nov. 1-(P)- Kearnyd.
Behind the stone and stucco walls of The German statement said the
a Hudson Valley mansion, President Kearny was protecting one convoy
Rooseyelt and Prime Minister W. L. when it received a call for help from
another which was engaged iin 'battle
Mackenzie King of Canada discussed with German naval frces.
today the mutual problems of neigh- U-Boat's 'Sel-Defense'
bor nations whose parallel national, The Kearny then attacked a Gem-
policies are dedicated to the defeat man U-boat with depth charges, the
of lazism. statement said, before the U-boats
acted .in their own defense.
since their college days at Harvard, based both on publishe statements
arrived at the Roosevelt home from of the United Stateshavy and me-
Ottawa this morning; and before he ports of German U-boat commanders.
left his private 'railway car he gave In the Greer incident, the state-
reporters a clue to the scope of his ment continued, the United States
discussions with Mr. Roosevelt. destroyer pursued for several hours
"It would not surprise me," he said, "in close military cooperation with
"if all phases of the situation con- English naval forces," a German sub-
cerning the two nations should come marine and in the pursuit the sub-
up in the course of the conversations. marine was attacked by several depth
We shall talk about everything, I bombs while it was under water. .
expect." "Only after this attackdid the Ger-
That statement opened the way man U-boat use its weapons. The de-
for the President and Prime Minister stroyer continued its pursuit with
to concern themselves with such depth bombs a number of hours."
broad subjects as .the whole trend Informed By British
of the fighting in Europe, the plight I (The Navy Department's account
of Russia and her need of help, thei said the Greer, shot at by torpedoes
Battle of the Atlantic, what Japan but not hit on Oct. 4, was informed
may do in the Pacific and, linked to of the submarine's position by a
all the others, plans for joint defense British plane which then dropped
of Canada and the United States. four depth charges' in the U-boat',
Speculation and rumor suggeste vicinity and flew away. While -the
that they might consider, too, a larger destroyer was following the submar-
degree of naval collaboration, Can- dne, the latter hturned and fired is
ada's experiment in price fixing, and torped)s.)
their agreement last spring for great- Another statement, also released
er integration of the economies of from Hitler's headquarter, assailed
the Dominion and the United States. as "forgeries of the clumsiest, gross
King was asked about reports that est type" the map and document re-
the Americana Navy would take ferred to by 'President Roosevelt in
charge of the port of Halifax, use it his Navy Day speech.
as a naval base, and defend it in "There exists neither a map pre-
case of attack. pared in Germany by the Reich's gov-
ernment regarding the dividing up
Marked Increase of Central and South America, nor a
document pronounced by -the Reich's
Shown In Engie government regarding the dissolution
of the religions of the world" the
Output, Says statement declared.
Despite the strong wording of these
statements, however, it was said by
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1-(P)-The spokesmen that they did not intimate
Office of Production Management re- any change in relations with the
ported today that output of airplane United States.
engines in the United States increas- "Ignores Reuben James
ed 88 per cent during the first nine The statement made no mention of
months of 1941, but withheld actual the U. S. Destroyer Reuben James,
production figures.mrs a third U. S. destroyer which the
In horse-power, manufacturers are Navy Department has announced was
turning out enough engines for about sunk Oct. 31 with 'only 44 of its 120
2,000 planes a month, a production officers and men so far reported
survey showed. saved.
No figures on plane production Authorized quarters, however, re-
have been made public since Presi- (Continued on Page 8)
dent Roosevelt's recent assertion that____
such information would be valuabler .l.
to an enemy. In September, the last Union Will Show
month for which OPM released such O G m
statistics, 1,914 planes were produced, Movies

a majority of them combat ships
rather than trainers. With Minnesota
Professional's Curiosity Movies of the Minnesota-Michigan
football game will be shown at 7:30
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 1-(/P)-- tonight in the main ballroom of the
Charged with tampering with tl4 Michigan Union.
mails, Mrs. Vera Brewer, former A capacity crowd is expected so get
Southport postmaster, pleaded guilty there early, warns Bill Schoedinger,
and explained in federal court that '43E, of the Union Executive Council,
she opened a letter because of curi- in charge of the movies. Last week's
osity to see the grade another had showing of the Northwestern tilt drew

In Accidents


Poor Weather Conditions
Cause Local Crashes
Slippery roads and poor visibility
were seen to be the causes of three
automobile accidents which occurred
in the vicinity of Ann Arbor yester-
day and late Friday afternoon.
Cars driven by Oliver Dalke, 508
East Liberty, and Florence Ehnis, Sa-
line, collided on Lake Pleasant Rd.
late yesterday afternoon. Albert
Hahn, 1784 South State, a passenger
in the Dalke car, suffered severe cuts
and bruises. The accident was attrib-
uted to a slippery pavement.
A car driven by Carl Sisman, Gris-
wold Hotel, was reported to have
skidded off the highway and cap-
sized outside the city yesterday. Anna
Ozonich, 404 South .Ashley, a 'oassen-
ger, was treated at St. Joseph's Mercy
Hospital for chest and leg injuries.
Lacey Horne, Estelle Lauten,
Emma Barnette and James Smith, all
of Ypsilanti, were taken to St. Jos-,
eph's Mercy Hospital Friday as a re-
sult of a two car crash east of Car-
penter Rd. Hore is reported to be
in serious condition.
Defense Contracts
Hit New State High
DETROIT, Nov. 1-(P)-Michigan's
soaring pile of defense orders reached
a grand total of $2,047,553,228 this
week, after 30 days of contracting
that shattered all previous records
for a single month.
During October $397,484,707 in new
orders were written into the record,
nearly one-fifth of the total outlay

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