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Fair and Warmer.

Wendell Willkie
To Defend Communist ,...



Russians Repulse
New Nazi Attacks
Against Moscow

Soviet Reports. Germans
Retreat In South; Berlin
Clainis Lines Holding
Finland Recognizes
EnglandAs Enemy
OTTAWA, Dec. 6-(A)--Canada
followed Britain's lead tonight aid
declared war on Finland, Rumania
and Hungary.
(By The Associated Pess)
Massed Red armies, fighting furi-
ously in the paralyzing cold of their
native RussiAn winter, yesterday par-
ried a reinvigorated German drive
upon Moscow with lightning strokes
which staggered the Nazi invaders in
numerous vital fronts.
Nevertheless, Moscow appeared to
face the greatest peril of the war as
Adolf Hitler's commanders in the
field reported their armies had over,-
run five more towns and swung close
to the headwaters of the Don River
200 miles southeast of the Soviet cap-
Specifically, the Germans, plowing
through deep snow in temperatures as
low as 31 degrees below zero, claimed
they. held Mozhaisk, K' miles west of
Moscow, and Kin, 50 miles northwest,
while pushing steadily forward on the
southern flank around Orel and
But the Russians, reporting the
German, armies in the south still
broken and on the run toward Mariu-
pol, 100 miles west of recaptured Ros-
tov, said Red armies had won two im-
portant bridgeheads in the 4alinin
sector, 90 miles northwest of Moscow,
were holding the Nazis near Klin, 50
Finnish Ships Tied Up
WASHINGTON, Dec. ,6- (P) -
The United States tonight ordered
Finnish ships .In American ports
put under protective custody-fi-
nally and reluctantly taking the
view that her one-time close inter-
national friend was now part and
parcel of the Axis.
Announcement of the action was
made through the Navy department
which said it had instructed the
coastguard to take over Finnish
merchantmen tisd up in ports of
this country. The order was timed
to fit the hour at which Great Brit-
ain formally declared herself at
war with Finland, Hungary and Ru-
mania-one minute after midnight,
British time.
miles northwest of the capital, and
were moving. into "German defenses
around Tikhvint,110 miles southeast
of Leningrad.
The German story of the bitter
fighting for possession of the Donets
basin was that continued Russian
attacks were being held with fright-
ful slaughter. In that sector, as along
the whole Russian front, tough Soviet
ski troops slid over the snows to get
at the Germans.
In Helsinlfi Finnish Pesident Risto
Ryti, breaking the news to his coun-
trymen that Britain had decided to
declare war on Finland, sought to
cheer them with the announcement
of an important victory on the Mur-
mansk railroad north of Lake Onega.
The Reed army asserted, however, the
Germans had been forced to halt and
dig in on the Murmansk front.
Ryti, speaking over the radio on
the 24th anniversary of the declar-
ation of Finnish independence, re-
pro ache&' Britain and the United
States for seeking to pry Finland out
of what' he called the fight of the
western world against Bolshevism.
The Finnish Foreign Office an-
nounced it had notified Britain that
Finland does not intend to wage war

Galens Drive
Brings $2,100
For Workshop
Galenks' bucket campaign "for the
kids" ended yesterday and spelled
Merry Christmas to the shut-ins at
the University Hospital with total
proceeds hitting a new high of $2,100.
The funds will be used to maintain
the children's workshop located on the
ninth floor of the hospital and. to
provide for 'the annual Christmas
party sponsored by the honorary med-
ical society.
"Thank you, Ann Arbor," was the
statement of Charles O'Brien, '43M,
Galens representative, "for your
splendid support in making this year's
campaign come out so successfully."
Leaders of this year's Christmas
drive were Robert Murphy,, general
chairman, Donald Cooper, publicity
chairman William VerHey, advance
sales chairman, and Logan Hovis, pro-
duction chairman. All are iedical
school seniors.mt
The, drive was launched on the
campus walks Friday and receipts for
that day totaled $1,100.' Yesterday
the buckets moved into downtown
Ann Arbor and completed the job by
taking in an additional $1000. The
$2100 mark topped by $300 last year's
all-time record. hr
Maintenance of the Galens Work-
shop, the only one of its kind in the
world, is carried on solely from funds
gained by the annual drives.
Student Senate
Sets Deadline
For Petitioning
Nominations, 'Battle Page'
Material Are Required
By Board Tomorrow
If you want to mold destiny in a
smoke-filled room, tomorrow will be
your last opportunity.
At 5:30 p.m. the Board of Elections
for the Student Senate will close pe-
titioning at Room 302 in the Union
for ballot places in the Dec. 12 elec-
tion, and at 6 p.m. every candidate
will have submitted his Daily "Battle
Page" statement. The 12 Senate posts
open in Friday's poll will be filled un-
der a system of prportional repre-
sentation, with any student on cam-
pus eligible to take the stump.
Tomorrow is also the deadline for
absentee voters and commuter candi-
dates wishing to take part in the elec-
tion. Full-time graduate students liv-
ing in Detroit will be eligible to vote
this year if they file their names with
William Ellmann, '43, or Ray Davis,
'42, members oY the Board of Elec-
Ellmann stressed that all petitions
handed in tomorrow must be accomi-
panied by 25 names, an eligibility
card, and 50 cents for registration
fees. The Daily Battle Page stat-
ments are equally compulsory.
While the party machines have not
yet gone into high gear, the elections
board reported a moderate number of
petitions handed in Thursday and
Friday. "However," Ellmann declared,
"there's enough room on the ballot to
take care of an anticipated last-min-
ute rush."
Candidates Listed
For Frosh Frolic,
Senior Ball Posts

The candidates for Senior Ball and
Frosh Frolic committee positions were
announced yesterday by Robert Sam-
uels, '42, director of elections.
The chairman of the Senior Ball
will be from the engineering college,
and the Frosh Frolic head from the
engineering or architecture schools.
Three men and two women are to be
elected to the Senior Ball committee
from the literary college. The men
candidates include Dale Chamberlai,
Jim Collins, Ray Dietz, Jack Edmon-

Local Screw balls Vie I
In Sleepless Marathon
Two bleary-eyed University of
Michigan students-who "think we've
wasted at least a third of our lives
sleeping"-have turned their room on
Monroe St. into a twenty-four-hour-
a-day study den by going on a "sleep-
less marathon" for as long as they can
stand it.
Clair Van Etten '43E, of Gowand, I
N. Y., and Bob Mitchell, '45A, of Ben-
ton Harbor, convinced that "sleep is
a child's game," have a $5 bet between
them that each can outlast the other
-and by press time early today they
were in their 72nd sleepless hour.
It's all done on the Honor System
and they've developed their own tech-
nique in staying awake. They're each
smoking threegpacks of cigarettes a
day, buy coke by the case and keep
waking up their third roommate, Bill
Ryan, '43E, at all hours of the night.
The only complaint so far comes
from Ryan, who claims: "I might as
well go sleepless myself" and adds:
"Wish it was over."
London Whips
1 PcKSters,
6-1 In Opener
Skilled Canadian Veterans
Too Good For Varsity,
Win WithExpected Ease
Outplayed and outclassed by a fast,
scrappy London A.C. hockey team,
Michigan opened its 1941-42 puck
season last night by absorbing a 6-1
trouncing at the hands -of the Cana-
dian sextet.
The visitors had just too much
strengthf orsCoach Eddie Lowreys
squad and before the first minute of
the battle had passed every one of
the spectators had a pretty good idea
of what was going to happen to the
Startingswith all the power and
finesse that was expected of them,
London opened up in the first min-
ute of the game when Bill Legg, right
wing, took a Mass from flashy "Red"
Geddes. and scored the first marker
at :48.. This same twosome paired
up in reverse order to count a little
more than eight minutes later when
Geddes scored on a pass from Legg at
5:32. Although this ended the scor-
ing for the first period, Wolverine
goalie, Hank Loud, was forced
throughout the entire period by the
charging opposition. In all, he made
17 saves in the first 20 minutes.
After the second period got under
way it looked like Michigan was go-
ing to make -a battle of it. They
(Continued on Page 3)
'Four Out Of Five'
Solution Is Sought
The December issue of Gargoyle to
be distributed Tuesday holds more
answers to the 'four out of five' prob-
lem than Dorothy Dix ever did.
Having prepared questionably help-
ful hints for those who would b fair
(a considerable majority of campus
women), Garg's parody of Mademoi-
selle will go all out to assist individ-
ual campaigns for beauty, fashion,
and a slim waistline.
Such guest editors as Betsy Talbot
Blackwell, Jean Condit, and Geri
Trotta have lent their talents to this
tables-turning takeoff on the 'college
issue' of Mademoiselle.

Japan, Britain Make


Roosevelt Sends Special Message
To Hirohito As War Crisis Nears;


Far East Tension Grows;
Defenders Of Singapore
Assume Battle Stations
Nipponese Press
Attacks President
(By The Associated Press)
Tension heightened in the Far East
yesterday as Japan and the ABCD
powers rapidly drew closer to a final
In quick succession, these events
added fuel to the smouldering situa-
1. Britain ordered all sailors in
Singapore on leave to return to their
ships immediately. Army and airforce
personnel was ordered to battle sta-
2. The Japanese press, hurling in-
vective at President Roosevelt, said
he was insincere, and that the Ameri-
can attitude of appeasement had
changed definitely to one of "positive
offensive attitude diplomatically, pol-
itically and strategically."
Australian Consultations
3. Australians reported from Mel-
bourne that "eleventh hour" consul-
tations between Australia and her
allies had brought agreement on de-
fenses of the Pacific with Australian
planes, ships and men to be dis-
patched to protect the Netherlands
East Indies.
4. The Rome radio reported that a
general mobilization order lad been
issued in the Japanese puppet state of
5. The British radio reported to-
night that "two large and heavily es-
corted Japanese convoys were seen
steaming toward the Gulf of Siam
this morning."
In Tokyo the Japanese press sound-
ed the keynote that Washington has
turned completely from appeasement
to an offensive attitude that would
find all East Asia at arms in case of
Former Policy Abandoned
Dr. Morinosuki Kashima, Asahi's
foreign commentator, asserted that
gone is the "former negative defen-
sive policy" of the United States, and
in its place is.a "postitive, offensive
attitude diplomatically, politically
and strategically." '
"It would be dangerous to think
that the United States still is sticking
to its former appeasement policy' he
There were voiced,nhowever, asser-
tions that a settlement of the Pacific
problems by means short of war
might yet be reached. Among those
so speaking, 88-year-old Count Ken-
taro Kaneko, member of the Privy
Council, urged new efforts for a solu-
tion through appointment of a spcial
Japanese-American commission.
Inside Today's Daily. .
Are college students radical? See
page 7.
Kirke Simpson interprets the
European War situation. See
page 10.
Engineering professors to be
"roasted" Tuesday. See page 6.
Texas trounces Oregon, 71-7.
See page 2.

They Sell Everything Else,This Way ...

FDR's Step Is Interpreted
As Attempt To Prevent
Open Break With Japan
President Questions
Tojo Explanation
WA§HINGTON, Dec. 6-(P)-Pres-
ident Roosevelt has dispatched a per-
sonal message to Emperor Hirohito
of Japan in the midst of darkening
war clouds in the Far East, it was dis-
closed by the State Department to-
The President's direct message to
the emperor, who is regarded as divine
by the Japanese, was immediately in,
terpreted in well-informed quarters
as a reflection of his dissatisfaction
with the explanation made by Pre-
midr Tojo of Japan through the Jap-
anese troop concentrations in French

With draped curtains offering a romantic background, handsome'
Kieth Muller, '44, (left) "presses" his love for Bob "Marlene Dietrich"
Sovern, '44 (right) as "Full House" moves into the last stages of pre-
paration before the big opening night on Tuesday..-

To Hold Drive
To Aid Needy
Faculty, Student Groups1
Will Appeal For Help1
In AnnualCampaign 'c
The best "Merry Christmas" is bne
that lasts 365 days.
Funds donated, to the Family and
Children's Service through the sev-
enth annual Goodfellow Drive Mon-
day, Dec. 15, achieve the ideal; they4
help make good living for impover-j
ished Ann Arbor families throughout
the entire year, not just at Christ-
Upwards of 250 students, strength-
ened by the active cooperation of
the University faculty and prominent
Will your fraternity, sorority or
cooperative be listedkeach day in
The Deiliy this week for having
pledged a contribution to the Good-
fellow Fund?
campus organizations, will appeal to
you to help these families Dec. 15 by
buying a Goodfellow Daily.
In the past, the Drive, carried out
under all sorts of weather conditions,1
has netted as high as $1,675, but in
recent years the amount has consist-;
ently dropped.+
Renewed support has been assured'
by all for this year's campaign, how-7
ever, aid prospects appear good to
make this only all-campus organized
and sponsored charity effort prompt-
ed entirely by students, a notable suc-
Several Ann Arbor families have
incomes just high enough to keep
them off the relief rolls, but insuffi-
cient to provide a decent standard of
The Family and Children's Service,
formerly the Family Welfare Bureau,
and under the direction of Mrs. Dor-
othy' S. Engel, takes full charge .of
distributing Goodfellow funds to
these "marginal income" families.
The Service is based on the con-
cept of the family as a basis of demd
ocracy, "since it is in the family that
we learn to live with other people."
Faculty, Students Try
For Santa Claus Post
Nine healthy males want to be
Santa Claus-but St. Nick only has
one life.
So it's up to the campus to decide
which of those vieing for the right
to wear a beard will be "it" when the
polls open Thursday.
A fat Santa Claus is needed by the
Interfraternity Council for their an-
nual Christmas party for the kids to
be held at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 15,in Hill
Candidates for the nosition are Bob

Mimes Opera
Will Open '41'.k
Run Tuesday
Flashing a pair of chorine legs,
Rose, the Rancher's Daughter, wild-t
ly eludes the amorous clutches of
Cadwell, the Villain-and screams for
her hero, Jack, to rescue her . . . the
door opens and a figure enters... .
What happens next and who thez
intruder is remains for you to findt
out by attending the Union's 1942
Opera, "Full House," to begin itst
five-day run Tuesday at the Lydia
Mendelssehn Theatre.7
Accdtding to author Ray Ingham,
Grad., "This year's production is a
lusty story of what happens when
a pulp-story writer's characters all
come to life and plague him with!
their screwy doings."
Tickets for "Full House" went on
public sale at the Lydia Mendels-
sohn box office yesterday and ticketss
chairman Bob Titus, '42, says there'si
still- good seating space on main floor
and balcony for the Tuesday and
Wednesday evening performances.
"We're practically sold out, for the
last two nights,'' he's sorry.
Meanwhile, husky chorines are
kicking the kinks out of their legs
nightly and a complete dress rehear-
sal is scheduled at the Lydia Men-
delssohn, for today and tomorrow.
General chairman Jim Gormsen, '42,
has quit shaving every day and Direc-
tor Bob Adams (Michigan, '30) ad-
mits "things are shaping up."
To Speak Here
John Elliot To Open Union
Forum Fall Series,
Opening the fall series of the Union
Forum, veteran foreign correspondent
John Elliot of the New York Herald
Tribune staff will visit tlf' Midwest
for the first time when he appears
here for a lecture, "France In The
War," at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the
Elliot, who has worked in almost
every European capital, is the first
American newspaper man to be
wounded in World War II, and only
a week ago arrived in ,the United
States aboard a clipper from Lisbon.
Having witnessed the fall of demo-
cracy in both France and Germany,
Elliot will have first hand experience.
to draw on when he discusses the
European scene. As an able linguist,
he procures his information from the,
primary source, and thus approaches
world problems with a real under-
He has filed for the Herald-Tri-
hirnc, v.irno a P.v c ,n: c ns whmn.

Last Resort
The message also was viewed as
possibly a step of last resort to avert
an open break with Japan since it
was considered unlikely that M.
Roosevelt would communicate direct-
ly with the Emperor unlesvirtually
all hope had been abandoned of a
satisfactory adjustment of Japanese-
American difficulties through the us-
ual diplomatic channels. 1
The State Department's terse an-
nouncement that a message was being
sent by the President to the Mikado
gave no, intimation of its contens
but was pointedly coupled with an
assertion that 125,000 Japanese troops
were reported massin in the Indo-
China area and that two heavily-
escorted Japanese convoys had been
sighted only this morning steaming
toward the Gulf of Siam.
Panay sinking
At the time of the sinking of the
American gunboat Panay by the Jap-
anese in Chinese waters In 1937,
Prince Fumimaro Konoye, then pre-
mier, made a report of the incident
to the Mikado following strongUnited
States protests and there also was a
direct message from the President to
the lpmperor.
Shortly before e outbreak of the
European war, M Roosevelt sent a
personal appeal to Adolf Hitler.
The importance of the present step
can be measured by the awe and ven-
3tation in which the Mikado is held
by his 100,000,000 subjects. He is con-
sidered descended from the sun god-
dess Amatersu in the "line unbrokeir
for ages eternal" and holds aloof on
a plane far above the ordinary busi-
ness of government. *
Settlement Is
Near In Mine
NEW YORK, Dec. 6--(MP)-An arbi-
tration board settlement appeared im-
'ninent tonight in the thorny contro-
versy over the union shop issue in the
najor steel companies' captive coal
Dr. John R. Steelman, chairman of
i three-man board appointed by Pres-
dent Roosevelt to arbitrate the issue,
announced that he hoped, but was
-ot certain, that the board could
°omplete its task witin 48 hours.
ite leaders were repoited to have
eached an informal agreement today
Io delay action on pending labor leg-
slation until Dec. 15 while the Senate
'i,abor Comimittee k4old heaing on
he Smith bill 1to cur strikes in de-
ense industries.r
Members said the committee prob-
ibly would order limited hearings
>n the House-approved measure at
i meeting Monday morning and
could seek tb complete its considera-
ion of the bill during the week so
hat it could be called before the
Senate the following Monday.
The House-approved bill, sponsored
by Rep. Smith (Dem.-Va.), would
establish a cooling off period during
which the National Mediation Board
would attempt to settle labor disputes
and avoid strikes.
Modies Of State Game
Will Be Shown Today
Movies of the entire Michigan State
fonthall ame will hb hown at 7:30

Defines Democratic State:
Free Educational Institutions
Necessary, Dean Stason Says

any longer

than, her vital security

(Special to The Daily)
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Dec. 6.-Dean
E. Blythe Stason of the University of
Michigan law school declared here
today that he had no fear for
democracy if the freedom of educa-
tional institutions in this country is
Addressing a meeting of Kansas
City alumni he defined a democratic
state as one which acts as an educat-
ed and informed public wishes it to
act and said that "130 million peo-
ple cannot be compelled to abandon
an 160 year-old ideal so easily."
Dean Stason told the alumni that
we may be concerned with the status
of democracy for many reasons, but
"I feel that they should be deemed
no more than fleeting apprehensions
of the moment and not regarded as
solid grounds for continuing fears."
He minimized the importance of

people that they shoud write such
stuff. I regard some of these articles
as thesmore or less incidental excogi-
tations of minds that have not yet
learned how to cogitate wisely. I have
great difficulty feeling great concern
on account of them or worrying about
the future generation of democratic
citizens. There are too many sen-
sible boys and girls to worry about
the crackpots."
Dean Stason commented that we
may feel concern at the report of a
Lindbergh address at an America
First meeting and the thousands of
cheering spectators, but he main-
tained "the logic of Lindbergh is full
of fallacies, his knowledge is question-
able and his sincerity open to grave
doubts, but these, too, I look upon
as mere incidents, compartively
meaningless in the midst of the great
mass of public opinion.".


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