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TUESDAY, OCT. 6, 1942


Oratorical Association Series

Will Feature

Nine Lectures



Tickets Now On Sale;
Romulo First Speaker

Tickets for the Oratorical Associa-
tion's series of nine lectures by
speakers of outstanding ability and
world-wide reknown-beginning at
8:15 p. m. Oct. 22-are now on sale
at the Hill Auditorium box office.
The series will begin Oct. 22 when
one of thj last men to leave besieged
Bataan, Lt. Col. Carlos P. Romulo,
aide-de-camp to Gen. Douglas Mac-
Arthur', will speak on "The Battle of
His talk will be a colorful eye-wit-
ness account tempered with the ac-
curacy of a trained journalist. Colonel
Romulo was formerly Minister of In-
formation of the Philippine Common-
wealth. Details of the heroic struggle
and the workings of General MacAr-
thur will be presented in detail.
Two eminent foreign correspon-
dents, Louis Fischer and Jay Allen,
will be on the nekt program on Nov.
5. They will discuss "The Shape of
the Peace to Come."
Both men served on newspapers for
many years, Fischer, a writer for The
Nation, just returning from India
where he interviewed Hindu leaders
and Allen spending six months in
Nazi prisons in 1941 for crossing a
border without permission.
A fighter for the guerilla Chetniks
in the mountains of Yugoslavia, Mrs.
Ruth Mitchell will describe her ex-
periences with the anti-Nazi bands
on Nov. 19. A sister of prophetic Gen.
Billy Mitchell, she was on the Chet-
niks' general staff.
Distinguished author Louis Adamic
will on November 4 be the fourth
speaker in the series. Consultant to
the Defense Commission on new-im-
migrant affairs, Adamic will discuss
"Tolerance Is Not Enough." His
books show an expertness in the
problems of the immigrant.
The second woman in the series,
famous actress and radio star Ilka
Chase will appear on Dec. 7. She will
speak on the "Psychology of Being a
Woman." Her best-selling autobi-
ography "Past Imperfect" recently
The third outstanding woman to

appear on the program, Margaret
Bourke-White, has documented cur-
rent history on her films. She will
speak on "Russian Women in the
War," having recently returned from
a trip to the Soviet Union with her
author-husband, Erskine Caldwell.
Another famous author and for-
eign correspondent, Walter Duranty,
will speak on Russia-a land in which
he has spent much of his time travel-
ling in the last 20 years-on Feb. 18.
This eighth lecture will be entitled
"When East Meets West in Battle,"
Duranty is one of the greatest liv-
ing foreign correspondents and an

Duranty Set,
To Lecture ,
February 18,
Famed Foreign Authority
From Russia, Far East
To AppearIn Series
Walter Duranty, famed foreign cor-
respondent and authority on Russia
and the Far East, claims he's never
happier than when he is "going pla-
ces, seeing things and talking to peo-
ple", and Ann Arbor lecture-goers
will be included in that last category
when he lectures to them here Febru-
ary 18 on "When East Meets West In
One of the first foreign correspen-
dents to enter Russia after the revo-
lution and one of the last of the "old
guard" to go back, having spent most
of the past year there, Duranty is
generally acknowledged as the fore-
most authority on modern Russia-
a country whose role in world affairs
takes on greater significance with
each day's news.
Able Speaker, Correspondent
Many claim that Duranty is one of
the greatest, if not the greatest of
living foreign correspondents, but be-
sides this he is also one of the best
speakers on the war and its implica-
tions for Americans.
In addition to having spent most
of twenty years in the U. S. S. R.,
this New York Times correspondent
has also travelled extensively in the
Balkans, in Turkey, Persia, the Far
East, observing and garnering dra-
matic and significant events for his
writing and lecturing. He knows the
Oriental mind as do few Occidentals
and promises to present his audience
with a fresh perspective on what has
now become the great battle of World
War II.
Pulitzer Prize Winner
Among Duranty's achievements
must be listed his capture of the not-
ed Pulitzer Prize for Foreign Corre-
spondence in 1932 as well as his hav-
ing won the O'Henry short story prize
in 1929. Since 1934, however, Duranty
has roamed the world at will, writing
special articles for the North Amer-
ican Newspaper Alliance, for Col-
lier's and for the Atlantic, as well
as for the N. Y. Times.

Correspondens To Discuss Peace

The Correspondents



Come Home:

Jay Allen, Louis Fischer To Talk
On Problems OfComing Peace

Author To Talk
On Importance
Of AxisWork
T. Ybarra Will Tell Need
Of Counteracting Gain
In Western Hemisphere
Thomas Ybarra, radio commenta-
tor and famous author, will speak on
the importance of Latin America to-
day and the need for a dominating
American influence to combat Axis
propaganda in the western hemis-
phere Ifarch 18 in Hill Auditorium.
Ybarra 1U Author
Commentator on international af-
fairs for the National Broadcasting
Co. in 1940 and with 25 years of ex-
perience as foreign correspondent for
Collier's and the New York Times,
Ybarra is an expert on the interna-
tional situation. As European editor
for Collier's he covered Europe, Latin
America and the Near cast.
Author of a number of books on
South America, Ybarra has written
"Young Man of Caracas", a Book of
the Month Club selection, and "Amer-
ica Faces South", a study of Pan-
American relations.
To Draw On Experience
Cultural as well as economic and
political issues will be discussed' in
Ybarra's lecture, for which he will
draw upon his long years of close
acquaintanceship with Latin Amer-
ican affairs. The real role of the
United States in the present crisis,
the need for a stronger influence on
the southern republics, and sugges-
tions for effecting this closer rela-
tionship will also be treated. He will
discuss the best ways to allay anti-
Anmerican prejudices in South Amer-
ica and a present 'eview and discus-
sion of the Rio de Janeiro confer-
The son of a Venezuelan father and
a Newv England mother, Ybarra Iifed
for many years in"Caracas. His father
served as a general in the Venezuelan
army; Cabinet minister, military gbv-
ernor of Caracas, and go'vernor of 'six
Venezuelan states.

authoritative author on Russia. He
was one of the first American writers
to go to post-war Russia in search of
news and the one who found the
The Oratorical Series will be con-
cluded on March 18 when T. R.
Ybarra, author of the autobiographi-
cal "Young Man of Carracas," will
discuss "Latin America Tomorrow."
He is a veteran newsman, writing on
international affairs for almost 20

Two outstanding newsmen, long
experienced in reporting European
affairs-Jay Allen and Louis Fischer
-will apply their expert knowledge of
the continent to "The Shape of the
Peace to Come" in an Oratorical As-
sociation lecture at 8:15 p.m. Nov. 5
in Hill Auditorium. '
Jay Allen is a correspondent of out-
standing ability and resourcefulness.
He reported for the North American
Newspaper Alliance during the Ethi-
opian war, the war in Spain and
later in France.
In March 1941 Allen's keen nose for
news led him into trouble with the
Nazis. He had been in Paris without
permission of the German authori-
ties, had seen what the conquerors
had done during his secret nine days.
At the border of the Vichy con-
trolled France a German patrol
picked himup. He was held for two-
and-a-half months without trial in
the ancient Chalon'prison, accused
of being a spy for .Churchill and
Before his arrest Allen - had 'been
given a carte blanche by the Vichy

authorities and he roamed freely
through Unoccupied France and
French Africa.
Louis Fischer, an authority on Rus-
sia and European affairs, for many
years was roving correspondent for
The Nation, following the newsbreaks
from capital to capital.
Since the last war Fischer lived in
Moscow and did an outstanding job
of reporting the great events of the
Russian development. He is familiar
with the Russian leaders and the life
of the Soviet Union.
In addition to his experience in
Russian affairs, Fischer covered the
Spanish Civil War and was in France:
at the beginning of the present war.
He has recently visited England and
knows the general picture of English
Fischer is the author of many books
among which are "Men and Politics"
and "Dawn of Victory." He is now.
on the Board of Contributing Editors
of The Nation and spends much of
I his time writing and lecturing.



















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Eight Features of Vital Interest


Ruth Mitchell, sister of the late Brig.-Gen. 'Billy"
Mitchell, has lived a strange story of adventure in
Nazi prisons, with the guerillas in the Balkans.
Hear her amazing story of life inside today's Europe.

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"The Native's Return", "My America, F-rom

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