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Ed itorial
FDR's Addressj
'raised For Statesmanship


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VOL. LII No. 63





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Ruthven To Speak
To Entire Campus




Ptesident And Dean Lloyd
Plan To Advise Student
Body On Wartime Duties
Tuesday Is Named
As Assembly Date
In an attempt to lessen the utter
confusion which has so completely
gripped an entire student body since
the entrance of America into the war,
President Alexander G. Ruthven will
address an all-campus assembly at
3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hill Auditorium.
Feeling that the suddenness with
which war has come leaves the ma-
jority of young people-men and
women alike-not knowing just what
their part should be, President Ruth-
ve will offer his advice to "The Uni-
versity of Michigan Student in The
Present Crisis."
Other Speakers Included
The program-sponsored by the
Union and several other student or-
ganizations-includes a long list of
other prominent speakers.
Realizing that it is not only the
men who need advice, Dean Alice
Lloyd has consented to issue her
"Challenge to College Women in the
Lieut.-Col, Francis Brannan, Com-
mander of the University ROTC unit,
is also scheduled to appear -on Tues-,
day's program. In discussing "The
Army's Position in National Defense,"
he will tell the students whether, in
his opinion, they should or should
not enlist in any- of the armed forces
of the nation'.
Service Men May Talk
Several other porminent public of~-
ficials and high officers in the Army
and Navy have been asked to speak
to the student body. They are ex-
pected .to accept the invitations ei-
ther today or tomorrow.
Presiding over the'assembly will be
Dean Joseph Hursley. He will also
set the tone of the, program with his
opening address.
Plans To Get Under Way
Plans which are being formulated
at the present time, and which will
get under way in the near future, are
intended to insure Michigan its pro-
per place in the national war effort.
Campus-wide defense committees
* composed of students and faculty
members are to be set up. The duty
of these groups will be to assist such
organizations as the Red Cross to en-
courage blood donations for wounded
soldiers and civilians and to promote
the sale of defense bonds and stamps.
-- Buy a Goodfelow Edition --
I1o10or Group Holds
Initiation Today
Phi Kappa Phi, national honor so-
ciety for all colleges, has elected 51
undergraduates and five faculty mem-
bers to its ranks. The initiation will
be held at adinner at 6 p.m. today
i> the League.in.
Elected from the College of Litera-
ture, Science and the Arts are Jane
Baits, '42, Henry Barringer, '42, Wal-
tet Bury, '42, Michael Chiappetta, '42,
Elaine Gardner, '42, Jack Grady, '42,
Rahl Greenbaum, '42, Doris Jones, '42,
Marcia Karn, '42, Jean Kriss, '42, Or-
ville Lefko, '4, Henry Levinstein, '42,
Phyllis Lovejoy, '42, Richard Ludwig,
'42, Sidney Milgrom '42, Grabe Miller,
(Continued on Page 7)
-- Be a Goodfellow Dec. 15 -
Some Seats Still Remai
For 'Full House' Musical
Don't take the title too literally .
Tickets for the three remaining per-
formances of the 1942 Union Opera,
"Full House," are still available at
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater box
The super-girly show will be re-
peated at 8:30 p.m. today, to'morrow

and Saturday.

'Daily' To Sell
A mounting list of pledges and
contributions from campus soror-
ities and fraternities yesterday
served notice that the seventh an-
nual Goodfellows drive, to be cli-
maxed with a'special issue of The
Daily, Monday, has already start-
ed toward its $1,675 goal.
Turning a large part of the
money received over to the Fam-
ily and Children's Service, for-
merly the Family Welfare Bureau,
The Daily yearly gives much-
needed help to worthy families
throughout the year.
Other donations are distributed
to other organizations of charity,
as well as turned to worthy pro-
jects such as the University's text-
lending library.
More than 250 student volun-
teers will sell Goodfellow Dailys
on campus Monday, the final day
of the drive. However, advance
contributions or pledges from in-
dividuals or organizations are re-
quested if it is convenient.
Pledges may be made by phone
to The Daily business staff, Stu-
dent Publications Building. A
list of contributors to date will
be found on page 7 of today's


Japanese Foothold In Luzon

Reported As


Coasts Reiclistag
Sinking Of Two Men Of War
StunsBritish' Air Raid Blamed A__*

Will Meet




Hull Proposes, Pan-American
MV1eeting To Consider Defense



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WASHINGTON, Dec. 10--(P)-The
United. States today called upon its
good neighbors, the 20 other American
republics, to consult on joint action
for defense of the Western Hemi-
sphere, against the Axis-
Secretary of State Hull formally
proposed to the Governing Board f
the Pan American Union that the
foreign ninisters of the American na-
tions convene in Rio de Janeiro, Bra-
zil the first week in January to con-
sult on defense measures in cnform-
ity with good neighbor pledges al-
ready made at Pan-American confer-
The United States acted at the
suggestion of Chile, with its long
Pacific coastline. The date for the
Senior, Frosh
Dance Election
Will Be Today
Candidates Vie For Posts
On Annual Committees;
Voting Places Are Listed,
The greenest and the grayest
classes on campus will elect their
annual dance committees in today's
Senior Ball and Frosh Frolic elec-
The exact times and places for
balloting follow:
Senior Ball: literary college, 1 to 5
p.m., 25 Ange'l Hall; engineering
college,1tno 5 p.m., West Lobby;
architecture school, 11 a~m. to 12 and
3 to 5 p.m., Lobby; education school,
2436 University High School; for-
estry school, 10 a.m. to 12, basement
seminar room, Natural Science.
Frosh Frolic: literary college, 1 to
5 p.m., 25 Angell Hall; engineering
college, 1 to 5 p.m. West Lobby;
architecture school, 11 a.m. to 12 and
3 to 5 p.m., Lobby.
It was stressed by Robert Samuels,
'42, director of elections, that every-
one must vote in his own schooland
that no balloting by proxy will be
permitted. Also, identification cards
must be presented.
The chairman of the Senior Ball
,committee will be the engineering
candidate who receives the highest
number of votes, and the head of the
Frosh Frolic is to be the highest man
from the engineering or architecture
There will be three men and two
women from the literary college on
the Senior Ball committee. The men
candidates include Dale Chamberlin,
Jim Collins, Ray Dietz, Jack Edmon-
son,, Ira Katz, Ted Member and
Burt Rubens. Women to run are Lee
Cleary, Jean Hubbard, Eleanor Don-
ahue, Nancy Gould, Janet Hiatt and
Kay Ruddy.
One senior each is also to be chosen
from the architecture, education and
forestry schools. The architecture
candidates are Bruce Hardwick and,
Phoebe Power, those from the educa-
tion school include Barbara Alt and
Betty Johnson and candidates from
the forestry school are Chester Ewing
and Jim Vardman.

meeting is expected to be set Dec. 17,
when the Pan-American Union will
have replies from the other countries
to the United States' note. Nine of
them already have declared war on
Japan and others have given the Uni-
ted States assurance of support.
The United States' note to the other
republics declared Japan's "treacher-
ous attack" on American territory in
the Pacific made it urgently necessary
for all the nations on this continent
to take defensive action.
Argentina, Honduras Act
To Freeze Jap Funds
Latin American moves today in-
Argentina and Honduras froze Jap-
anese funds, following the lead of
Brazil and Uruguay.
Paraguay and Ecuador declared
solidarity with U. S.
President Boldomir of Uruguay
warned that war operations threat-
ened to come to the River Plate and
added: "We are practically at war."
Argentina was reported ready to
-reconsider previous objection to for-
tifying Straits of Magellan at Chile's
suggestion for cooperative effort.
Argentine senator suggested special
session to consider war declaration
or rupture with Japan.-
Japanese store windows were
smashed at San Salvador by demon-
strators parading with El Salvador
and U. S. Flags to locked Japanese
---Buy a GQodfellow Edition -
Soviet Claims
New Advance
Gains Made By Red Army
Along Moscow Lines
MOSCOW, Dec. 10.-()--At least
14,000 more German troops have fall-
en on the snowy Moscow front and
the advancing Red Army has recap-
tured ten or more villages, the Soviet
radio announced tonight.
Russian troops in the south also
were advancing, and the radio quoted
Major-General Petrov in Red Star
as saying the Germans had lost 15,-
000 men, 150 tanks, 131 planes and
more than 70 guns in 30 days of as-
sault on the Red naval base of Se-
vastopol in the Crimea.
The radio cited these gains:
Seven towns retaken in the Kalin-
in area, 95 miles northwest of the
capital; 1,400 Nazis killed.
Several settlements rewon in the
Tula sector, 100 miles south of Mos-
cow; 600 Germans killed.
Recapture of Olets in the Orel sec-
tor, 200 miles to the south, the rout-
ing of two German infantry divisions.
and 12,000 German casualties.
U.S. Hanoi Consul
Held By Japanese
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10--WP)--The
State Department announced tonight
that O. Edmund Clubb, American
consul at Hanoi, French Indo-China,
had been arrested by Jananese mili- I

(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, Dec. 10-Twogreat Brit-
ish men of war, the 35,000-ton battle-
ship Prince of Wales and the 32,000-
ton battle cruiser Repulse, were sunk
today by the Japanese in action off
The full story had not yet unfolded
here tonight. There was no informa-
tion as to how they had been destroy-
ed aside from Japan's claim they had
gone down under air attack-an un-
precedented feat, if true, recalling
reports that Japanese pilots have been
making "human torpedoes" of them-
selves by diving headlong at the ob-
Dispatches from Sydney reported
the loss of the Prince of Wales and
Repulse had stunned the people of
Australia and altered the whole con-
ception of Australian preparations.
Australian Prime Minister Joh a
Curtin immediately promulgated re -
ulations for the conservation of vital
stocks for essential services.
"There can no longer be business 4s
usual in Australia," lie proclaime ,
"but only concentration on war pro-
duction and war necessities. Frankly,
the enemy's striking power in the air
has given the enemy, an initial mo-
mentum which only a maximum ef-
fort can arrest. There must be an end
to holiday plans."
The Australian War Cabinet and
War Advisory Council at once began
discussing measures to meet the new
The sinking of the two mighty ships
was the worst single tragedy to befall
'Garg' Delays
.issue Onte Day
Womnan has always been conceded
the privilege to change her mind-or
at least she has garnered such a rep-
utation-so far be it from Gargoyle's
Mad Damselle to make her public ap-
pearance today as originally sched-
Garg's largest issue of the year, the
parody on "Mademoiselle," nationally
read woman's magazine, has offered
her apologies to the campus, for she
must remain unseen until tomorrow.
An erratic individual, the Mad
Damselle is out to give her own sex
a picture of what the men have been
saying about her since time immem-
orial. She has twisted the interpre-
tation of all that is fine and beautiful
and necessary to women until these
things seem hardly what they are.
She has spared no effort to give
the majority sentiment of the oppo-
site sex an extensive airing within
her covers, and she believes that they
will wait patiently for one extra day
to see the fruits of her efforts. Till
tomorrow, then.
One other thing, the lady has re-
quested announcement of a slight
raise in price, on the one big day
only. Year's subscriptions, however,
she will honor with no strings at-
- Buy a Goodfellow Edition -
Students To Elect
Santa Claus Today
For PartyMonday
Michigan students will have a gold-
en opportunity to exercise their right
to vote today when they go to the
polls to select a man to wear the red
suit at the annual Interfraternity
Council Christmas party at 3:30 p.m.
Monday in Hill Auditorium.
Ballot boxes will be placed in the
lobby of Angell Hall, on the Diagonal,
and in the engineering archway, each

box presided over by a smaller edi-
tiAn of Santa Claus. The hAes

the Royal Navy since the war began.
Nevertheless, it left Britain with at
least 19 battleships afloat or building.
Jap Leaders Jubilant
Over Naval Success
TOKYO; Dec. 10--(Official Radio
Received by AP)-Imperial head-
quarters jubilantly announced tonight
the sinking of two British capital
ships, the new 35,000-ton Prince of
Wales and the 32,000-ton battle cruis-
er Repulse, by Japanese bombers off
Malaya; the landing of troops in
the Philippines, and the occupation
of the U. S. island of Guam.
Acknowledged Japanese losses in
the communique broadcast by Domei
were two transports sunk and two
damaged without-loss of life; 51 miss-
ing Japanese airplanes, 131 of them
army planes, 38 naval.
Excited crowds were told by loud-
speakers that "the British Far East-
ern fleet has been obliterated."


Berlin, Ro
With U
lints A

Searches Coast
Fifth Columnists
pane Cut All Communications
mited States; Axis Spokesman.
At Joint Declaration Of War


SINGAPORE, Dec. 10-(P)-Ce-
cil Brown of the Columbia Broad-
casting system was rescued today af-
ter the sinking of the British battle
cruiser Repulse, on which he had
embarked as a correspondent.
NEW YORK, Thursday, Dec.11-
(A)-The British radio, in a broad-
cast heard by CBS this morning,
said 600 to 700 survivors of the
Prince of Wales and Repulse had
been landed at Singapore.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10.-(P)-
Headquarters of the Fourth Inter-
ceptoi Command at Riverside,
Calif., said tonight unidentified
planes were sighted circling over,
the Los Angeles vicinity during a
blackout of Southern California to-
The Army spokesman said the
planes were first reported about
8:15 p.m. in "the general locality"
of Los Angeles.
At 9:55 p.m., he said the planes
were believed to be "a little bit
south" of this city.
** k
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 14--MP
-A blackout of San Diego was or-
dered at 7:54 p.m. tonight by the.
San Diego Defense Council.1
The Council said it was acting
under instructions from the fourth
interceptor command. San Diego's
three major radio stations also were
- Be a Goodfelow Dec. 15-_
Off icials Ask
On Strike Bill
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10-(P)-Ad-
ministration officials asked Congress
today to hold up anti-strike legisla-
tion until an effort can be made to
eliminate any work stoppages through
an employer-employe conference.
Plans for a conference of labor and
management representatives to adopt
a formula not only for industrial
peace but for increased wartime pro-
duction were laid before the Senate
Labor Committee by Secretary of
Labor Perkins, Sidney Hillman, As-
sociate OPM Director, members of
the Labor Board, the Defense Media-
tion Board, and other governmental
Chairman Thomas (Dem.-Utah)
disclosed President Roosevelt had
asked this group of oficials to draft
plans for a labor conference, and said
that until they had received the Pres-
ident's approval or disapproval the
Labor Committee would not act on
the anti-strike bill by Rep. Smith
(Dem -Va.) recently annroved by the

(By The Associated Press)
Adolf Hitler's Reichstag was called
to meet at 3 p.m. today (8 a.m., East-
emn Standard Time) to hear "a dec-
laration by the German Govern-
It undoubtedly concerns the Unit-
ed States and the war in the Pacific.
In the fast-breaking zero hour de-
velopments leading up to the Ger-
man radio announcement of the
Reichstag meeting, both Berlin and
Rome isolated themselves from com-
munication with. the United States.
Two previous-and devious-re-
ports of the fateful Reichstag meet-
ing reached the United States before
the confirming announcement was
heard on the German shortwave radio
in New York.
A possible clue to the Axis position
was seen in a statement of the Itali-
an Foreign Office spokesman in
Rome that Italy and Germany woul
adopt the attitude that the-United
States had brought them into th
Japanese war. This conversation was
reported by the Swiss News Agency.
- Be a Goodfellow Dec. 15 -
Sen. Johnson
Delays Action
On AE Plar
Dispatch Of Drafted Me
Outside U.S. Territor'
Is Temporarily Halted
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10-UP)-Ser,
ator Johnson (Rep.-Calif.), vetera
foe of the Administration's foreig
policies, temporarily - blocked Sena
action today on a measure lifing 1 (
gal restrictions upon the use of s
lectees and National Guardsmen ou
side the Western Hemisphere.
Explaining to reporters later th
he wanted to "help the President ke
his promises," Johnson said he desir
additional time to study the bill b
cause he felt it would permit sendir
American soldiers to fight on foreig
"The President has promised again
and again," Johnson said, "that he
would never send American boys to
die on foreign soil. I want to help him
keep that promise."
Reminded that Congress had de-
clared war on Japan, Johnson said he
thought there was no need to rush
through the bill before the Senate
knew fully what was involved in it.
The measure, offered by Chairman
Reynolds (Dem.-N.C.) not only would
lift the hemisphere restrictions, but
would extend the service of all Army
personnel for the duration of the war
and six months after.
Reynolds said he would 'press for
action on the measure tomorrow and
Chairman May (Dem.-Ky.) of the
House Military Affairs Committee an-
nounced he would ask the House to
accept the Senate version of the bill
in order to speed enactment.
May said he had received no word
from Army officials about a re-
ported proposal to expand the draft
age limits to include all men between
18 and 45 years old. The present law
takes in only those from 21 through
35, with those above 28 being de-

MANILA, Dec. 10. -(/)- Invading
Japanese ?troops and parachutists
were reported tonight to have won
footholds of'uncertain tenacity along
160 miles of the north and north-
west Luzon Coast of the Philippines,
despite a smashing assault by U.S.
Army and Navy fliers on one trans-
port convoy of six ships.
The U.S. Army announced official-
ly that the Japanese, in heavy force,
;wept against northern Luzon from
Virgan to Aparri, that landings were
3ffected at Aparri and perhaps sev-
>ral, contiguous points on the north
coast and that the six-ship convoy
had been crippled in early morning
landing operations near Vigan, on
the northwest.
The Philippine constabulary said
nrain Japanese forces also had suc-
ceeded in landing near Vigan and
there was one report the town had
been taken by Japanese parachutists.
Luzon Situation Unchanged
A second Army communique late
in the afternoon said the situation
in North Luzon was unchanged and
that no other landings had been
confrmed aside from those mentioned,
(A Washington communique in-
dicated the air attack on the six
ships had defeated attempts to land
,etween Vigan and San Fernando,
;he latter about 150 miles from Ma-.
Manila and its own naval and
nilitary establishments were under
terocios and sustained aerial at-
Smoke columns were visible from
Nichols air depot; fires burned at the
Oavite Naval Base, and the raiders
3truck at a line of, merchant .ships
inchored outside the breakwater of
Vianila Bay and at Fort William Mc-
More than 100 bombs were dropped
in the first hour of the attack. Sev-
'ral Japanese planes were reported
shot down.
U.S. Forces In Action
American, forces swung into im-
mediate action in the north and west
o fight off the first full-fledged in-
vasion of U.S. territory since the war
of 1812.
In the early morning Army and
Navy fliers roared to the attack
rgainst the Japanese transports off
Vigan on the west coast, scoring di-
rect hits on three, capsizing and
sinking one and damaging three
others with near misses. The ships,
a communique said, were heavily es-
The Japanese used both naval and
aerial bombardment to cover the
landings which, a communique from
the headquarters of General Doug-
las MacArthur, the U.S. Command-
er in Chief, said were "in heavy
Hunt Fifth Columnists
In Seattle Area
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10-(1P)-The
Army announced tonight it had
'ringed the nation with men and steel
sufficient to "meet any threat" of
invasion-and added that a search
was on for fifth columnists who lit
beacons to guide enemy airmen to
In two communiques, its first of the
war, it told of both success and set-
backs in the far Pacific, and disclosed
what had been done to protect the
nation's coastal areas, their dense
populations and mighty war indus-
tries against Axis attack.
The fifth columnist search was on
in the region of Port Angeles, Wash.
In that vicinity stat nnlie lst ,niht


University To Study
Results Of Draft


Acting upon the request of the
National Selective Service Board, the
University will make a survey of
every student registered for the draft.,

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