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VOL. LII. No. 57 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1941 Z-323

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Russians Continue)
Furious Offensives

In Rosto
Moscow Announces Soviet
Capture Of Two Italian
Divisions Near Rostov
Counter-Offensive
,.Drives Nazis Back
-BULLETIN
KUTBYSHEV, Russia, 7:15 p.m.,
Dec. 3- (delayed) -()-Frontline
Soviet military dispatches tonight
said counter-attacking Russians
had recaptured an important settle-
ment "l" and four villages in the
Kalinin sector 95 miles northwest
of Moscow and had hurled the Ger-
mans back 16 to 31 miles in the
Stalinogorsk area 120 miles south-
east of Moscow.
(By The Associated Press)
BERLIN, Dec. 3.-German dispat-
ches from southern Russia spoke to-
night of battles of unbelievable fury
in the Rostov and Donets basin areas
but all these accounts maintained
deepest secrecy on details of the
struggle there.
Although that front, with Moscow
and North Africa, had been called
one of the current three major oper-
ations, even the High Command re-
garded 'secrecy so important that
Rostov was omitted from the day's
communique.
DNB called the Rostov operation
an "inconceivable expenditure of war
materials" and described it as a wear-
ing-flown process which would tell
soon whether Germany or Russia can
last longer.
(The German radio, in a broad-
cast for foreign consumption, said
that German artillery and air force
had now completely destroyed Ros-
tov as "an unavoidable andilogical
Ā£eprisal for the fiendish and treah.
erous participation of armed Russian
civilians in 'the battle behind the
GMerman lines.)
A military spokesman gave the im-
pression German defenses near
abandoned Rostov were stiffening
against Russian counter-attacks. He
attributed this to withdrawal to posi-
tions better suited for a stand.
(The Moscow radio declared tonight
bloody fighting was raging n the
suburbs of Taganrog, 40 miles west
of Rostov.) $
Among Russian units said to have
been destroyed, German reports list-
ed one of the Red Army's show divi-
sions of guards, the third motorized
division, the 35th cavalry division and
the 127th, 271st and 227th infantry
divisions.
Counter-Offensive
Drives Nazis Back
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, Thursday, Dec. 4.-Rus-
sian troops were reported early today
to have captured two Italan divisions
which the Germans, falling back west
of Rostov, had thrown into the path
of the Soviet steamroller.
A Moscow announcement said Field
Marshal Ewald von Kleist's rearguard
meanwhile was attempting a desper-
ate delaying action in the suburbs of
Taganrog, 40 miles west of Rostov,
while the main Nazi retreat streamed
on toward Mariupol, 60 miles be-
yond.
The Italians, identified as mem-
bers of the Union and Tuscano divi-
sionrs, "hardly reached the battle lines
before they began giving themselves
up as -prisoners," Moscow said.
"They complained of absence of
warm clothing and food," the radio
related. ,d

The Marshal himself already has
fled to Mariupol, it was ,added, and
40 more villages have fallen to the
great Red counter offensive. The
Germans captured Mariupol, then
Taganrog, in their October offen-
sive.
Hobbs Condemns
Potential Fascists
Lashing out against "potential
Fifth Columnists" yesterday, Prof.
Emeritus William H. Hobbs declared
before a meeting of the Student De-
fenders of Democracy: "We have in
our midst all the material for a Fifth
Column.

Sector

Profs To .Run,
As. Candidates
For Old Nick
Here is an item that should be of
major interest to the faculty as well
as to the entire student body: do not
be surprised if one of the members of
the University faculty appears on the
ballot as a candidate for Santa Claus.
A delegation from the Interfrater-
nity paid a visit to President Ruthven
for the express purpose of having
such a revolutionary measure ap-
proved. Pointing out that some facul-
ty men have been very kind to child-
ren, he suggested that likely, candid-
ates would be the brains who bowed
before the Q~uiz Kids.
SantĀ§ Claus is needed, you realize,
for t Council's annual Christmas
party to be given for the children of
Ann Arbor at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 15 in
Hill Auditorium.
So at the moment, several pudgy
professors are being seriously con-
sidered by the Council committee in
charge of putting professors on the
ballot.
iThis article shall serve as official
notice to all students that their fav-
orite prof may pass out cigars next
week, or bolt class to do a bit of cam-
paigning before the elections take
place.
T1he Interfraternity Council has re-i
quested that the student body make
every attempt to take any peculiar
actions on the part of their ,instruc-
tors in stride, for it is not every pro-
fessor that has the opportunity to be
Santa Claus at a Chr stmas party.
D f /T4

Recent NYA Cut To Halt
Program Month Earlier
Students Not Working All Assigned Hours Per Month
Will Lose Extra Time To Prevent Blanket Slash
By BILL BAKER NYA Committee, has adopted in or-
The recent retroactive school work der to prevent a blanket cut in the
program ordered by the National number of hours per month allotted
Youth Administration will mean that to workers.
all University NYA jobs will end May The NYA reduction left the Uni-
20 instead of June 20, and that stu- versity with only $74,520 of its orig-
dent NYA workers who do not work inal allotment of $94,150.1
the number of hours per month as- Divided In Three Parts
signed them will have that number Professor Gram explained that this
cut. budget is divided into three divisions.
This is the solution Prof. Lewis The first part is for the period from
Gram, chairman of the University October to Dec. 20, the second from
Dec. 21 to March 20 and the last for
the final three months of the school
GalenS Society year.
For the first period $31,050 was al-
A 1 lotted for wages to workers. During
To ASK Funds the first two months, ending Nov. 20,
$17,800 was paid out to workers. Ap-
porximately $11,000 of the original
ForWorkshop $31,000 will be needed for December

i

Smith Anti-Labor Strike
Bill Approved. By House;
Turkey Gets Lend-Lease

Offer Is Attempt To Bar*Hull Holds No Hope
Nazis From Easy Road Of Favorable Reply.
To Iran, Suez, Caucasus
By Japanese Heads

12

Senators
To Be Elected
Tc A"-i Do 12-

Medical Group Will Use
Money For Children's
Celebration At Hospital
Hard working medical students will
take time out from their studies to-
morrow and Saturday so that the
student body will have-an opportun-
ity to give invalid children at the
University Hospital a Christmas par-
ty and funds to maintain the Galens
Workshop for another year.
Buckets in hand, the hardy stu-
dents will be placed at strategic cam-
pus points tomorrow in the 13th an-
nual Galens drive to raise funds.
Last year the society collected $1,800
from their two days' work, but this
year they hope to top the two thous-
and mark.
Besides using the money for the
upkeep of the workshop, your con-
tributions will help support a library
of children's books and the periodi-
cal showing of movies for the junior
inmates.
The immediate function of a part
of the funds will be used for a Christ-
mas party, complete with gifts, en-
tertainment, Santa Claus and a
Christmas tree.
Galens is the honorary junior and
senior medical society, with 12 mem-
bers, from each class. The Christ-
mas drives were inaugurated in 1927
to help make the hospital children
happier during their stay. Their ef-
forts have been so well received that
the drive has become an accepted
campus tradition.
Women Grads Prove
That They Can Take It
Women members of the Graduate
Outing Club last Sunday demon-
strated the stuff of which they are
made by turning out in almost com-
plete force despite the warning that
the going would be tough, and then
doing more than their share in a
"deer drive."
Nothing quite so strenuous is
planned this Sunday, but those mem-
bers attending are promised action
no matter what the weather. Tobog-
ganing will head the program if there
is snow, but if the weatherman sees
fit to make it fair, the group will go.
nutting. If, Satan forbid, it should
rain, the program will be held in-
doors.

P iL

Petitions Due Now

.u.'h

The University's only all-campus
representative body will be open for
prospective candidates today, tomor-
row and Monday.
With an election set for Dec. 12,
the Student Senate offers 12 posts
to nominees who can turn in petitions
containing 25 names on these three
days and then gain a victory at the
polls.
In addition to the petitions, due
in Room 302 in the Union, candidates
are also required to submit eligibility
cards and a fifty-cent registration
fee, Chairman William Ellman, '43,
of the Senate elections committee,
announced yesterday.
Posters will be distributed on vari-
ous campus bulletin boards tomorrow,
in order to answer any additional
questions from candidates, Ellman
also declared.
Although optional in the past,
statements for the Daily's Battle Page
will be compulsory this year from
both candidates and any paries
formed. All statements must be in
by Monday.

wages.
Thus $2,000 will be left from the
first period, which will be added to
the allotment for the second period
beginning Dec. 21.
$63,000 Allotment
Tpe allotment for the last two pe-
riods was originally $63,000. The NYA
cut has left only $43,470 for these
two periods. This sum, plus the $2,000,
will leave $45,000 for the rest of the
year, $21,000 less than originally fig-
tired.
To partially take care of this de-
ficiency, $11,000 will be saved by ter-
minating all NYA jobs on May 20,
instead of at the end of the academic
year.,
There will still be a deficiency of
$10,000 for the remainder of the
(Continued on Page 6)
Juniors To Obtain
J-Hop Applications
Today, Tomorrow
Any junior wishing to purchase
a ticket to the "College Dance of
The Year"-the 1942 J-Hop--must
obtain application blanks between
1 p.m. and 5 p.m. today or tomor-
row in the League or Union,
Bob Begle, ticket chairman, an-
nounced.
Each junior must apply m per-
son and must present his own
identification card. Persons bring-
ing someone else's card will not be
given blanks. Begle also stressed
that only one application blank
would be permitted per junior and
that it must be turned in along
with a self-addressed, stamped en-
velope.
Reply cards will be sent to all
applicants within a week of ap-
plication indicating acceptance or
refusal. Those receiving "accept-
ed" reply cards will be required to
present them at the final ticket
sale to be held after Christmas.
There will be no charge for appli-
cation.
Local Workers
Take New Oath
Michigan Employes Sign
Affidavits For State
In compliance with a state Senate
resolution University employes have
recently been compelled to sign 'affi-
davits swearing that they are not
members of "any politica'l party or,
organization which advocates the ov-
erthrow of our constitutional form of
government."
Passed on July 9, the resolution
has just gone into effect at the Uni-
versity, although many members of
the faculty were previously required
to sign a similar Teachers' Oath.
Under the new requirement all
state employes must take such an
oath. The resolution orders the heads
of state departments, boards, com-
missions and institutions to obtain
affidavits from all employes. r
ONLY! -

White House Says
New Move Needed
-BULLETIN -
LONDON, Dec. 3-0P)-Authori-
tative British sources "received with
much satisfaction" tonight the
news that Turkey had become a
U. S. lease-lend beneficiary.
In some quarters it was wel-
comed particularly as an indica-
tion Turkey is either definitely
aligned with the anti-Axis powers
or will at least maintain a friendly
neutrality to them.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3-(P)---Pres-
ident Roosevelt announced today that
Lease-Lend coffers had been opened
to Turkey, a far-reaching diplomatic
coup designed to bar Hitler from a
highroad to Su'ez, Iran, Iraq and the
oil-rich Caucasus.
Taking the capital and the world
completely by surprise, the White
House issued a one-sentence state-
ment saying:
"The President announced that he
had found the defense of Turkey vital
to the defense of the United States
and had directed Lend-Lease Admin-
istrator E. R. Stettinius, Jr., to see
that the defense needs of the govern-
ment of Turkey were filled as fast as
possible."
Steadfastly, the officials at the Ex-
ecutive Mansion refused to elaborate
on this, but those in the know quickly
reached the conclusion the President
must have received some assurnces
that Turkey was prepared to oppose
any German incursion into its ter-
ritory if it were given the means to
do so.
Authoritative quarters disclosed the
flow of supplies to Turkey started
some time ago, through Britain. How-
itzers and trucks comprise most of
the shipments thus far, but it is ex-
pected future shipments will include
everything from tanks and planes
to uniforms and shoes.
The United States makes its lend-
lease program, for which $12,985,000,-
000 already has been appropriated,
available only to nations determined
to fight "aggression."
Concert Band To Give
Radio Program Today
Presenting the second of a regular
series of Weekly broadcasts, the Uni-
versity Concert Band under the direc-
tion of Prof. William D. Revelli will
be heard at 5:10 p.m. today on a 20-
minute program over the new fre-
quency modulation station, W45D,
through its studios in Morris Hall.
Featured on the program will be
a trumpet trio composed of Donald
Dickinson, '43SM, Wilfred Roberts,
'43SM, and Gene Brown, '43SM,
playing "The Three Trumpeters" by
Agostini.
The program will open with Thom-
as' Raymond Overture and will be
concluded with Rimsky-Korsakov's
Polonnaise from the opera "Christ-
mas Night."
In addition to its preparation for
the broadcast today, the Concert
Band has been working toward its
first out-of-town concert appearance
to be made Tuesday in Jackson.
A second pre-vacation concert will
be presented in Hill Auditorium the
following week.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3-()-Sec-
retary of State Hull, at a press con-
ference yesterday, held out no hope
that the Japanese reply to the United
States statement of policy would be
favorable.
Instead, he called attention to the
wide gulf between Japanese and
American viewpoints. The long
months of futile efforts to arrive at
some basis for negotiation were de-
scribed by the Secretary as a period
of discussion and increasing confu-
sion. The confusion, he said, grew
partly out of actions by other govern-
ments-patently a reference to Jap-
an's political moves.
Hull's statement came in the midst
of the strongest verbal lashing yet
administered to the Nippon govern-
ment by the American official. He
charged that the Japanese doctrine
of conquest and military despotism in
the Far East had prevented the
months-long peace talks with this na-
tion passing beyond the exploratory
stage.
He firmly supported President
Roosevelt's demand, lodged yester-
day, that Japan explain why it is
garrisoning French IndoChina on
the border of Thailand, and pictured
Japanese diplomacy as based on force
politically, socially, economically and
morally. -
Nimitz Cites
HiCollege Fault
High Schools Also Indicted
By Naval Officer
Laxness in the educational pro-
gram in the nation's colleges and
universities is causing the United
States Navy to reject 40 per cent of
the college graduates who apply for
commissions in the Navy, a high Navy
official revealed yesterday.
In a letter to Prof. Louis Bredvold
of the English department, Admiral
C. W. Nimitz, chief of the Bureau of
Navigation, charged that mathemat-
ics, "so vital in fire control and other
branches of the naval officer's pro-
fession," is being neglected in the col-
leges.
"The navy depends for its effic-
iency upon trained men," Nimitz said,
"but at one training station it was
found necessary to lower the stand-
ards in 50 per cent of all admissions."
In a selective examination given
4,200 freshmen entering 27 leading
universities, 68 per cent could not
pass the arithmetical reasoning test.
Sixty-two per cent failed the whole
test, which included arithmetical
combinations, vocabulary and spacial
relations.
Admiral Nimitz pointed out that
75 per cent of the failures in the study
of navigation can be attributed to the
lack of adequate knowledge of math-
ematics.
Men candidates for Senior Ball
and Frosh Frolic will be inter-
viewed from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. today~
in Room 321 of the Union. Women
candidates are to be interviewed
between 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in
the undergraduate offices of the
League.

Bill Gets Large Majority;
Opposed By President
Because Of Stringency
Attitude Of Senate
Believed Uncertain
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3-(,P)-The
House today passed the stringent
Smith bill to check strikes in the de-
fense industries, expressing by a 252
to 136 vote its accumulated impa-
tience at the long series of such wAlk-
outs.
In doing so it overrode the pleas of
administration leaders for less rigid
legislation and adopted a measure
which was repeatedly denounced in
debate as "anti-labor" and a threat
to the gains labor had 'Inade through
enactments of the New Deal.
Forbids Strikes
As sent to the Senate, where an
uncertain fate awaits it, the legisla-
tion would:
Forbid strikes unless they are ap-
proved by a majority of the workers
by secret balot.
Requireba 60-day cooling-off perioi
between the time a strike is ordered
and the time it becomes effective,
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3--(P)-
Michigan representatives voted as/
follows on the roll call vote by
which the House today passed, 253
to 136, legislation to curb strikes
in defense industries:
Democrats for-none,
Republicans for - Blackney,
Bradley, Crawford, Dondero, Engel,
.Hoffman, Jonkman, Michener, Sha-
fer, Wolcott and Woodruff.
Democrats .against -- Dingeil,
Hook, O'Brien, Rabaut and Tenero-
wiez.
Republicans against-none.
PaIred-Lesinski (against),
with the Defense Mediation Board
Seeking a,,settlement 40uring the in-
terim.
Forbid strike violence, boycotts, and
Sympathy and jurisdictional strikes
Require that wherever the closed
shop or the open shop is in force in
i defense plant, it shall continue for
;he duration of the national emer-
gency.
Require unions to register with the
;overnment.
NLRA Benpfits Denied
Deny the benefits of the National
Labor Relations Act, the Social Se-
aurity Law and unemployment com-
)ensation to workers or unions violat-
.ng the new act.
Rep. Smith (Dem.-Va.) presented
;he bill as a substitute for a less strin-
;ent measure approved by the alimin-
stration leadership- and introduced
)y Rep. Ramspeck (Dem.-Ga.)-a bill
.onfined largely to the cooling-off.
)eriod, with provision for compulsory
irbitration.
A long day of debate centered upon
,he question which of the two meas-
.res should be accepted.

Sweetheart Of Beta Theta Pi:
Don Stevenson Made President
At. 1941 Interfraternity Conclave

Railway Clerks'
Wlead Plans For

Union
Strike

Don Stevenson, '42, head of the In-
terfraternity Council, .,was elected
president of the National Undergtad-
uate Interfraternity Council at the
annual convention in New York last
weekend.
Elected president of the meetings
at the first session, Stevenson pre-
sided over the undergraduate con-,
vention and will remain in office for
the entire year. His duties will con-
sist mainly of planning the program
for next year and presiding over the
first meeting of the 1942 convention.
Theme of the conferences was
"Can Fraternities Survive the Pres-
ent Crisis?" and aspects of pledging,
finances, training schools for offi-
cers, and discouragement of racial in-
tolerance were discussed under this
heading.
Aside from the benefits derived
from the actual group meetings, Stev-

Wouldst Sooth Thy Savage

Breast?

23 New Songs To Be Featured
In Union Opera, 'Full House'

WASHINGTON, Dec. . -tr)---
aeorge M. Harrison, president of the
3rotherhood of Railway Clerks, to-
day called the ufion's general chair-
7nen to meet in Chicago Monday to
olan a nationwide strike against the
Railway Express Agency. He said
the company refused to accept the
recommendations of the President's
amergency board which' settled the
eneral railroad wage dispute.
The union saictit has 42,000 mem-
'oers who are employes of the Rail-
way Express Agency.
The President's emergency board
recommended the employes be given
increases of 10 cents an hour over
undisclosed present scales.
Gardner To Give
Talk Here Today
That mysterious "Twilight Zone"
between botany and horticulture will
be searched minutely when Prof. Vic-
tor R. Garner, noted horticulturist,
delivers a University Lecture at 4:15

There shall be music ...
That's but one side of the Union
Opera "Full House," Ray Ingham's
Hopwood prize-winning script, to be
presented Dec. 9 through Dec. 13.
But it's one of the biggest sides.
For this year there will be 23
songs in the Mimes presentation-an
all-time record, according to those
who know.
And the man behind this is curly-
haired Gordon Hardy, graduate stu-

chorus numbers and seven dance
numbers - to make the Opera one
of'the most musical of Mimes Operas
,ever presented.
Fred Lawton, composer of the im-
mortal "Varsity," has written another
song for the Opera in honor of
Michigan's grand old man, Fielding
H. Yost. The tune is titled "When
Hurry-Up Says 'Hurry Up!'."
Hardy himself wrote the music for

DON STEVENSON

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