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First ofEightLectures
To Be Given Thursday
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First hand informatijn on politi-
cal and social problems in all parts
of the world will be presented to the
people of Ann Arbor by the Univer-
sity of Michigan Oratorical Associa-
tion in its 1943-44 lecture course.
The series which consists of eight
lectures will be opened next Thurs-
day by Will Rogers, Jr., a member
of the Foreign Affairs Committee of
the House of Representatives who
will speak on "The United Stales in
Foreign Affairs."
Neither Mr. Rogers nor Madame
Wellington Koo, wife of China's Am-
bassador to England and another
speaker in the series, will receive any
personal remuneration for tneir ap-
pearances here. Instead, Mr. Rogers
Humorist's Son
To Appear as
First Speaker
Will Rogers, Jr., Holds
Position in Important
Committee of House
Will Rogers, Jr., first lecturer in
this year's Oratorical Association
Series, is the sn of America's great-
est humorist of our times. Born in
New York where his father was play-
ing vaudeville, he grew up among the
stars of the American stage.
Upon finishing his college work at
Stanford University, he bought a
newspaper in California and went
into the publishing business. He de-
cided to cover the war in Spain for
his own paper and spent several
months at the front watching the
original "block-busters" spread their
havoc among defenseless civilians.
Alarmed about what Germany was
evidently going to do with this ex-
perience, he made a special study of
foreign affairs and has been one of
those to support from the beginning
the idea of total war against Nazism.
Shortly after Pearl Harbor, he en-
listed. After two months as a pri-
vate, a reserve officer's commission
which he had held at Stanford in
field artillery was renewed; he went
to ffijer's school and then :was at-
tached to the 889th Tank Destroyer
Battalion, Camp Hood.
From Camp Hood, he was elected
to Congress in a. campaign which
tohsisted of: one bradcast address.
Arriving in Washington he was hon-
ored by being made. a memberof the
Foreign Affairs Committee of. the
Fulton Lewis
To Appear Here
Former Columnist
Is Second Speaker
Fulton Lewis, Jr., who will be the
second speaker in the Oratorical As-
sociation Series, is a former newspa-
perman, editor and columnist. The
only nightly news commentator from
the nation's capitol, he hasreceived
recognition for his lone wolf fight to
gain Congressional recognition for
radio as a full-fledged news gather-
ing and disseminating medium.
A native of Washington, D.C., he
attended the University of Virginia
and then worked as a cub reporter
for the Washington Herald. Within
three years he had risen to the posi-
tion of city editor.
Highlight of his career was his
"scoop" on the Farnsworth case. In
the summer of 1936, Lewis discovered
the operations of Lt.-Commander
John S. Farnsworth, retired naval
officer, and conducted an investiga-
tion which led six weeks later to the
arrest and conviction of Farnsworth
on espionage charges.

Travel Expert
Will Lecture
This year Burton Holmes, who will
appear three times in the current
Oratorical Association Series, is cele-
brating his golden anniversary as
traveler extraordinary and lecturer.
No one but Mr. Holmes knows how
many feet of film he has shot or
how many still pictures he has made,
or how many words he has spoken
during the last 50 years on his lec-
ture tours.
When he delivered the first lecture
of his Jubilee in Chicago last spring,
Mr. Holmes, with an even slyer
twinkle than usual in his eye said
that only "Uncle Tom's Cabin" has
had a longer run than his show, and
that not even "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
has continued all these years with
the same cast.
In the Burton Holmes film library
are thousands upon thousands of

will donate the entire sum he re-
ceives to Army-Navy relief while
China War Relief will be given Mad-
ame Koo's entire fee.
Second in the series of lectures
will be Fulton Lewis, Jr., considered
by many as today's leading commen-
tator on national affairs who will
speak on Dec. 1. The topic which
he will discuss will be "What's Hap-
pening in Washington."
Burton Holmes, seasoned traveler
and veteran travelogue lecturer will
speak three times in the series. Mr.
Holmes will present successively
"Our Russian Allies," "North Africa
-Dakar to Suez" and "The Italy We
On Jan. 13, Louis Lochner, for
fourteen years chief of the Associ-
ated Press in Berlin, will consider the
question "What About Germany?"
Later in January "What I Saw in
Russia" will be disclosed by Leland
Stowe, famous war correspondent.
Season tickets for the series may
now be obtained at the Hill Auditor-'
ium box office, which is open from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to
5 p.m. daily except for Saturday af-
ternoons and Sunday. Although mail
orders have been heavy, seats are
still available in every price section.
Single admission tickets for the
Will Rogers, Jr. lecture will not be
sold until Nov. 17. Servicemen sta-
tioned on campus will receive special
rates for single admission tickets.
To Give Talk
Ont Germany
Louis P. Lochner, for fourteen
years Chief of the Berlin Bureau of
the Associated Press and one of
America's most outstanding newspa-
per correspondents, will relate a dra-
matic story about Germany today
and formerly as well, when he speaks
here Jan. 13 on the subject "What
About Germany?"
Mr. Lochner secured a world scoop
when he reported the German inva-
sion of Poland. He repeated this per-
formance in Finland and again when
Hitler's iron-heels marched into Rus-
sia. He went back and forth between
battle regions and Berlin, and was
therefore able to keep his American
reading public fully abreast of Ger-
many's political ~and military posi-
tion in the European war.
In 1938 he received the Pulitzer
Prize for the best, example of foreign
correspondents, work when he pre-
dicted the collapse of Czechoslo-
vakia, the. fates of the Sudetenland
territory, Bohemia, Moravia and Slo-
He was arrested on Dec. 11, 1941,
the date upon which Germany de-
clared war on the United States.
After a three-day imprisonment he
and his wife and daughter were tak-
en to Bad Nauheim, near Frankfort.
Madame Koo
Will Speak on
China's Fh ptre
"What China Is Fighting For" is
the topic which Madame Wellington
Koo,twife of China's Ambassador to
Great Britain, will develop in her
appearance here in the Oratorical
Association Series.
Her task has been to present Mod-
ern China to a blase, pre-war Europe,
to make the. political cynics sit up
and take notice and invest goodwill
in her country's future. As wife of
an outstanding Chinese diplomat,
she has aided in shaking China out
of its medieval lethargy into a brisk
contemporary stride.
Before her return to London to
join her husband, Madame Koo is

making a speaking tour of this coun-
try where her statements about Chi-
na's war aims and peace aims have
already made important news re-
War Correspondent
To Lecttire Here
After many months of continuous
service on the military fronts Leland
Stowe, one of America's ace war cor-
respondents, returns to the lecture
platform. On Jan. 25 he is scheduled
to appear here in the Oratorical As-
sociation lecture series.
Mr. Stowe has covered almost ev-
ery important political and diplo-
matic event in Europe and South
America. He was present at the
Young Reparations Conference, the
formation of the International Bank
at Basle and the World Disarmament
Conference at Geneva in 1932. He
has covered the conquest of Ethio-
pia, and every important front of the
second World War-Oslo, Stockholm,

Outstandg Features



WI LL ROGER Jr. is a member of the
important Foreign !affairs Committee of the
House of Representatives and has long been a
keen student of our interna onal rclations. His
manner and his appearanm e are starlingly like
his father's.

BURTON HOLM ES has tro'sformed the
travel lecture into an art of which he is t e greatest
living master. He will make three appearances here
this season with pictures and stories of Russia, Africa
and Italy gathered through fifty years of travel. Our
Russian Allies. With the magic of his curious camera,
Mr. Holmes shows you the Russia of the Czar and
Czarina and carries you to the Russia of Joseph Stalin
on a typical Moscow May Day - NorthAfrica, Dakar
to Suez. Mr. Holmes gives a portrait of N rth Africa
before it became a theater of war, and-brings. pictures
of its interesting and war-important ploces . Aljeria,
Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Dakar, Gibraltar, Tunis, Suez
-all pass in review. * The Italy We Knew. Since
before the turn of the century, Mr. Holmes and his
camera have made regular trips to Italy. He has now
taken from his famous film library the choicest of his
many experiences for one unforgettable story of this
L E LAN D STOWE, famous war correspon-
dent, has written brilliant news stories from: nearly all
of the war zones. These stories rank high among the
achievements of modern journalism. Mr. Stowe has
a dynamic, vivid style and is already a favorite with
local audiences.
LOUIS P. LOC H N E R was representative
(and for fourteen years Chief) of the Associated Press
in Berlin from 1921 to the declaration of war by
Germany on the United States. He understands Hitler,
Nazi officialdom, and the German people better than
any other American.
$4.40 $3.30 $2.20 (Inc. Fed. tax)
Hill Auditorium Box Office Open Daily
10 A.M. to 1 P.M. and 2 P.M. to 5 P.M,
(Saturday 10-12 A.M.)
Schedule of Lectures

MADAM E KOO is one of the world's
foremost women, the wife of China's Ambassador
tq London and former Ambassador to Washing-
tgn,andPQris., She has intelligently as well Ps
charmingly participdted in the making of history
'nour tmes.

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FULTON L EWIS Jr. has a radio aud-
ience of millions when he gives "The Top of the
News from Washington.", His-clear, penetrating
and vigorous analysis of current evepts has
caused the members of Congress to vote him the
leading commentator on national affairs.


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