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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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By WILL SAPPT
The French fleet-the ace in the
hand of the Vichy Government-
will never be turned over to the Ger-f
mans and will not be used against
America in the event of a German
declaration of war upon the Unitedr
States, John Elliot, foreign corres-I
pondent for the New York Herald-
Tribune, said in an interview hereI
yesterday.
Mr. Elliot expressed great confi-
dence in the fidelity of Chief ofk
State Marshal Petain. "Petain," he
said, "is the symbol of French unity1
and is the one man in France today
who commands the support of thef
majority of the people,"
Mr. Elliot will lecture on "Francel
and the War" at 4 p.m. today in
the ballroom of the Michigan
Union.-
It is possible that Petain may be
forced tQ give way and that Admiralt
hinese Effort
Wil Increase
Says Diplomat
By GEORGE SALLADE 1
The outbreak of war between the
United States and Japan will act as
a tonic to the war effort of China,.
Chi-hlen Mao, Grad., * member of
the Chinese diplomatic service, study-
ing here while on leave of absence,
declared in an interview yesterday.1
Mao, who has served three years
with the Chinese embassy in Moscow1
and the last four and a half years,
with the Chinese legation -in Copen-
hagen, Denmaxk, emasized, how-
ever, that event though the Chinese;
people now have an active ally, they
will fight with more determination.
China realizes that harder tasks still
confront her. Certainly, the bond o
friendship between the United States
and China is now stronger than ever
before.
The Japanese adventure in China
may be likened to a serpent- trying
to swallow an elephant which can
only result in the bursting of the
serpent's stomach in the process,"
Mao said.
Japan started the Chinese war with
the expectation of a quick victory.
The Army boasted that it could con-
quer China within one week and by
the employment of only three divi-
sions. When this failed, the Japanese
claimed that they could certainly
bend China to her knees with a force
of 15 divisions and three months
time.
Mao explained that although the
Nipponese have so far thrown 31 divi-
sions into the struggle and taken more
than four and a half years, they are
still in dire straits, unable to advance
or retreat. By facing several new
foes, the .Japanese have merely re-
moved any chance for a "so-called"
victory and are bringing upon them-
selves self-destruction.
Ironically enough, the Japanese
war in China has developed a na-
tional consciousness among the Chi-
nese people and has provided them
with an excellent opportunity to in-
dustrialize the interior areas of their
country. The Japanese have long
tried to prevent this unity and indus-
trialization.

Darlan would take over the govern-
ment, he admitted, but the Darlan
regime would last only 24 hours be-
fore general chaos set in.
Liquidation of Petain and seizure
of the government by Darlan would
mean a scuttling of the entire navy,
Elliot believes.
Elliot, who has just arrived in the
United States by Atlantic Clipper
from Vichy. could see only one man-
ner in which the French Navy could
be pitched against a German foe.
This would come about if the Eng-
lish attacked naval-convoyed French
food ships carrying supplies for Vichy]
from French Africa. Although 60 to
80 per cent of this food goes direct-
ly to Germany, Elliot regards this
action as unlikely.
The French fleet is yet strong and
well-manned, having many fast de-
stroyers-always the backbone of that
country's navy. Elliot says that the
Germans do not have enough sea
power to seize the fleet. The integ'-
rity of the French navy was guaran-
teed the Vichy Government in the
Nazi-French armistice of last year.
The Free French movement of
General Charles DeGaulle is greatly
overestimated in this country, Elliot
said..
Although more than 80 per cent of
the French people are anti-collabor-
ationists, the majority is not in line
with DeGaulle because of his serious
blunders, such as the attack on the
French African port of Dakar with
the aid of the British fleet. Aside
from this, he added, the French feel
that DeGaulle has criticized Vichy
too, much, Berlin not enough.
Elliot explained that the French
have accepted collaboration in the
pessimistic belief that the Germans
were going to win the war. The
quick decisfon, he said, was to avoid
a more punitive armistice which
might have cost the French fleet and
empire.

HEADING FOR HOME?
Start night and easy! Send your
luggage round-trip by trusty, low-
Cost RAILWAY EXPRESS, and take
your train with peace of mind.We
pick-up and deliver, remember,
at no extra charge within our reg-
ular vehice limits in all cities and
principal towns.You merely phone
RAILWA PRESS
AON CY IC E C
LNATIONWIDE RAIL-AIR SERVICE

Choral Group
Plains To Give
Annual Recital
A note of the peace symbolic of the
holiday season will be sounded Sun-
day at the traditional Christmas pre-
sentation of Handel's Messiah.
At 4:15 p.m. Sunday in Hill Audi-
torium, the University Choral Union,
and the University Symphony Or-
chestra under the baton of Prof. Thor
Johnson of the School of Music,
will supply the background music
for the well-known Christmas pre-
sentation.
Marie Wilkins, soprano, recently
heard in the Metropolitan Auditions
of the Air, Edwina Eustis, contralto,
Ernest McChesney, tenor, and Doug-
las Beattie, bass of the Metropolitan
Opera will sing the solo parts. Prof.
Palmer Christian of the School of
Music will assist at the organ. A
nominal admission will be charged.
- Be a Goodfellow Dec. 15
Dentists To Hear Himler
Dr. Leonard E. Himler will speak
on "The Psychobiologic Aspects of
Student Life" at an assembly of the
School of Dentistry at 4:10 p.m. to-
day in the auditorium of'the Kellogg
Foundation Institute.
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Lgp e taw h Jy P i U vy P4 M "C W.' ', . .
magazine, with Jay McCormick, '42, Japan's Rising Sun bombers struck at objectives from one end of
satirist.prIts allwinfun, though r the Philippines to the other. Bomb bursts indicate air raids reportedon
The price will be slightly higher, the $aten Islands, northernmost of the Philippines; on Aparri; on Bag-
it's true, but for this extra charge uio,the summer capital, and nearby Camp John Hay; on Manila, Fort
students will receive not only more UO
pages than ever this y yar, but also Stotsenburg and Clark Field, an air base; on the area of Iba, and on
more photographs and features. And Davao, southern port, where a U. S. aircraft carrier was reported at-
the cover Will do justice to any picture tacked in the Gulf of 'Davao. During the action at Davao a Japanese
frame, pilot was killed while trying to escape after having been shot down.,
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Frequency lFodulation Broadcasting
Advocated For tUniversitty By A bbot

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finance the installation and bear the
expense of res earch operation.._
According to Professor Abbot, Arm-;
strong's system will really make
high fidelity practical-"crystal purea
sound on a dead-silent background."
It will operate on less power, achieve
greater efficiency than existing sys-
tems, and carry multiplex signals
without mixing them.
Chain Broadcast Possible
By setting up relays of low-powered
FM beam transpitters at 50 to 100
mile intervals, a chain broadcast to
the entire state would be possible,
free from the noise and narrow fre-
quency limitations of telephone wires,
S peech Finals
To BeJudged
Seven Students To Speak
Here Today In Contest,
Finals of the Speech 32 contest
will be held at 4 p.m. today in the
Natural Science Auditorium.
Participants selected to represent
the various Isections of Speech 32 and
their speeches are Erston Buttef field,
'43Ed, "Laugh, Love, And Live"; J.
Robert Coffield, '42, "Propaganda";
Myron Dann, '43, "The Decoration
Day Massacre"; Herbert Louis For-
gash, '44, "Joe Doakes"; Herbert I.
London, '42, "The American Scene";
Paul Lim-Yuen, '43, "The Japanese
Crisis," and Charles Donald O'Con-
nor, '42, "The Way of Our Demo-
cracy."
Dr. Arthur Secord of the Depart-
ment of Speech will be chairman of
the contest, and Neil G. Smith, J.
Edward Lantz, and Richard Woell-
haf, also of the Department, will be
judges.
- Be a Goodfellow 4Dec. 15 --
rwo Ypsi Officers
To Train In FBI
(Special to The Daily)
YPSILANTI, Dec 9.-This import-
ant deianse sector, home of the
world's largest airplane factory-the
Ford bomber plant-is sending two
officers from the local police de-
partment to a special school conduct-
ed by the Federal Bureau of Investi-
gation in Detroit during the week of
Dec. 15, Chid of Police Dan E. Patch
announced yesterday.
The two men to be sent, Chief
Patch said, are Detective Sgt. Cyril
J. Ray and Sgt. Emil Susterka. They
will receive instruction in the latest
methods of combating sabotage and
espionage now that the United States
is officially at war with Japan.
To the same school will go three
representatives from the Ann Arbor
police force, it was also announced

although telephone lines are being
developed to carry those frequencies
satisfactorily.
Of course there are reasons for not
changing to FM at once, Professor
Abbot pointed out. "In the first
place, radio sets now in existence will
not receive FM radio waves. More-
over, at high frequencies at which
these transmitters are employed, the
radio waves have begun to take on
some of the properties of light and
will not go very far beyond the hor-
izon."
Then, too, the listener has to be
trained to appreciate high fidelity
transmission, -rather than rely upon
the lower tonal qualities of regular
broadcasting, Abbot admitted.
Application Considered
The University has been consider-
ing the application for FM broad-
casting on the campus for over a
year. But if University authorities
and the Federal Communications
Commission (traffic policemen of the
air) do not grant the license soon,
Professor Abbot fears someone else
Will receive the available broadcast-
ing space in this vicinity.
First, however, the University must
have her own broadcasting station to
house the FM mechanism, and spe-
cial equipment that will carry all
frequencies which are not carried
now by AM. At present, the campus
mike faction will have to be satisfied
with broadcasting seven programs
each week over Detroit's FM sta-
tion, W45D.
--- Be a Goodfellow Dec. 15 ---
Senior .Publications
Editors Attend Tea,
View Coll ction's
Senior editors of campus publi-
cations viewed the efforts of their
predecessors yesterday when they,
along with the members of the Board
in Control of Student Publications,
attended a tea given by the Michi-
gang Historical Collections in the
Rackham Building.
On ,exhibit are first or early edi-
tions of student publications since
1853 when J. Sterling Morton, '55,
first issued the Peninsular Quarterly
and University Magazine. Forerun-
ner of The Daily, which appeared in
1890, was the Chronicle-Argonaut.
The Michigan Technic holds the
honor of being the oldest journal now
on campus, having been published
since 1885. First copies of the 'En-
sian and Gargoyle, as well as many
miscellaneous publications, are also
on display.

FOR PEP, vitality, a strong
and well-nourished body,
drink Milk every day. The
Ann Arbor Milk Dealers are
eager to serve you. Call to-
day and join the hundreds of
others that are growing up
the right way.

DRINK A QUART EVERY DAY

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vou can shop early and avoid - the
rush. You can mail Christwas cards
early. But naturally you want to place
Christmas telephone calls on Christ-
mas Eve and Day. And then our rush
is en!
Last Christmas the number of long
distance telephone calls at some
points was EIGHT times normal.
This year we expect an even greater
'traffic jam".
No amount of stretching can expand
a normal telephone system eight
times its size for one day in a year. It
would not he practicable to build that
large a system for just one day's use.
All available operators will be on duty
this Christmas and many new toll cir-
cuits will be in use. But there still will
be delays on many calls-some may
not get througli at all. You can help
speed your message by calling before
9 a.m. Christmas day and by giving
the operator the number of the dis-

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Dinehart To Play Here
In 'Separate Rooms'

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"Separate Rooms," starring Alan
Dinehart and Lyle Talbot, will come

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