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Education Can
Save Democracy .

Official Publication Of The Summer Session


Hurricane Toll
Mounts To 27
And Property
Damage Grows
St. Helena Is Hardest Hit
With 25 Dead; Beaufort
Waterfront Is Smashed
Historic Charleston
ATLANTA, Aug. 12.-()-The
known death toll in Sunday's
hurricane along the Georgia and
South Carolina coast rose to 35
tonight as rescue crews penetrat-
ed further into the stricken
areas. Property damage was in
the millions of dollars.
(By the Associated Press)
ATLANTA, Aug. 12.-Hurricane-
swept coasts of South Carolina and
Georgia counted at least 27 dead to-
night and damage in the hundreds of
thousands of dollars as work crews
concentrated on restoring communi-
cations crippled by the worst storm
to strike the area in recent years.
While authorities attempted to
penetrate isolated towns, the Red
Cross reported from Washington that
it had received word from a Coast
Guard radio truck near Beaufort,
S. C., that 25 were known to have
been killed on St. Helena Island.
Wind Blows' 68 Miles An Hour
Two persons died in Savannah,
where the wind reached a velocity
of 68 miles an hour. Earlier reports
of six drowning at Folly Beach near
Charleston, S. C., and 10 deaths in
Beaufort County were not confirmed.
St. Helena Island is off the coast
from Beaufort. The message telling
of the 25 deaths there wastsent by
Mrs. A. M. Neighbors, assistant Red
Cross field director at Parris Island,
Marine.Corps base which also was
hard hit.
Many Small Boats Sunk
Many small boats were sunk during
the hurricane, which yesterday blew
in from the Atlantic Ocean just above
Brunswick, Ga., and struck all along
the coast until it blew itself out in
the vicinity of Charleston. The wa-
terfront of the resort city of Beau-
fort was smashed. Historic Charles-
ton was pounded by wind and water,
a large portion of the city being
flooded. Savannah reported numer-
ous buildings uproofed and hundreds
of windows smashed.
Siegel Gets His Chance;
Meets Comiskey Aug. 26
DETROIT, Aug. 12.--(P)-Don Sie-
gel, who won All-Conference honors
as a University of Michigan tackle
before turning to the ring, received
his big chance today-a match with
Pat Comiskey, nationally-known Pat-
terson, N. J., heavyweight.
Promoter Nick Londes said the
fight would take place Aug. 26. No
site has been selected.
Seigel has won all his 11 fights by
knockouts since he turned from the
amateurs to the bread and butter
battling. However, his list of victims
is unimpressive, being topped by such
battle-scarred veterans as Spike
Comiskey, on the other hand, has
won 17 out of 21 fights by knockouts
and only last December defeated
Steve Dudas, no spring chicken but
a fighter who has met all of the top-

flight fistic names.
Linguists End
Summer Series
Harrington Presents Final
Lecture Today
With a lecture by Dr. J. P. Harring-
ton, senior ethnologist of the Bureau
of American Ethnology of the Smith-
sonian Institution, the Linguistic In-
stitutetoday concludeste epublic
programs of what its members are
considering perhaps its most success-
ful season.
The talk by Dr. Harrington will
serve as the discussion topic for the
regular luncheon conference, to be
held at 12:10 p.m. at the Michigan
Union. Dr. Harrington, whose years
of field work with American Indian
tribes from coast to coast have fa-

400 Her thvenAt Fourth
Annual Summer Breakfast

(Complete Text of Dr. Rutliven's
talk will be found on p. 2)
More than 400 graduate students
filled the Union ballroom Sunday
morninghat the fourth Summer Mas-
ter's Breakfast to receive their mas-
ter's degrees and hear President
Ruthven urge the college graduate to
be brave although "he may expect
shortly to be at the dreadful business
of murdering his brothers to pro-
mote liberty, equality and fraternity
if not actually to save his own life."
"Education remains the only hope
of mankind for peace, freedom, jus-
tice and security," President Ruthven
asserted. He called for courage des-
pite the fact that "these are times
to try men's souls."
President Ruthven then confer-
red the degrees which had been re-
commended for the graduate stu-
dents by their several faculties.
The 400 graduates who attended
came from the Graduate School, the
School of Business Administration,
the School of Education, and the Law
Dr. William P. Lemon of the First
Presbyterian Church gave the invo-
cation at the breakfast, at which Dr.
Louis A. Hopkins presided. Dean
Clarence Yoakum gave a short- talk,
following President Ruthven's ad
Members of the Executive Board
of the Graduate School and their

wives, members of the Deans Con-
ference, and faculty men and their
wives attended the breakfast.
The gathering was seated at round
tables of eight, and their summer
clothing and floral decorations made
a resplendent early morning scene.
The annual breakfasts are held
primarily for students attending the
University for summer work only, but
are open to all graduates, their fami-
lies and members of the faculty.

Nazis Claim
Aerial Control
Over Channel
Declare They Will Drive
Steadily Inland Until
Even London Is Unsafe
Hail New Reports
Of Ruin To Coast
(By The Associated Press)
BERLIN, Aug. 12.-(Tuesday)-
Claiming virtual control of the air
over the bomb-splattered English
Channel, German sources predicted
today that successive raids would stab
steadily inland until "not even Lon-
don" would be safe from bomb-des-
Hailing reports of tremendous ruin
to Britain's coast defenses and naval
bases in three days of stepped-up
aerial. blitzkrieg, the German press
said the battlefleet Britain counted
on to hold off direct assault might
already have been forced to clear out
of channel bases.
The Germans claimed 213 British
planes wrecked in the three days of
fighting, last Thursday, Sunday and
yesterday-includiig those smashed
by bombs dropped'on airdromes.
Sunday and yesterday, the Ger-
mans reported, 164 were shot out of
the air, 71 yesterday and 93 Sunday,
to German losses of 46, 19 yesterday
and 27 Sunday.
The great British naval base at
Portsmouth, where huge fires were
reported, the airport at Manston, de-
clared to have been destroyed, and
the port of Margate on the Thames
estuary, gateway to London, bore the
brunt of the assaults along the south-
ern coast of England.
Still other Nazi ,quadrons scream-
ed down on barrage balloon-protect-
ed British convoys in the accentuated
campaign to destrby Britain's ship-
ping and harbor facilities and demor-
alize her people.
German Club Holds
Last Banquet Today
The Deutscher Verein will con-
clude its summer activities with a
banquet at 6:30 p.m. today in Deut-
sches Haus, 1315 Hill St., at which
Prof. Henry W. Nordmeyer, head of
the German department, will de-
liver the principal address.
Other speakers on the special pro-
gram arranged for the evening by
Liese Price, secretary-treasurer of
the Verein, are Prof. J. W. Eaton of
the German department and Mrs.
Ruth Wendt, social director of the
Dramatic skits and dancing will
write "finis" to the series of activi-
ties, which included excursions to
Saline Valley Farms and lectures by
faculty members which the Verein
sponsored during the summer.

Germans Rain Tons Of Bombs
On Britain's Great Naval Bases
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Shaded circles on this Associated Press map showing districts in
which major British industries are located are the areas reported most
frequently bombed by Nazi fliers. English sources admit damage and
casualties have been inflicted in Northwest England, (1), the Midlands,
(2), Bristol Channel, (3), and the Strait of Dover, (4). In the wholesale
German aerial assault on Great Britain, the British claim that at least
60 German planes were lost while Britain lost but 16.
By The Associated Press
LONDON, Aug. 13. (Tuesday)--Adolf Hitler's long-threatened aerial
blitzkrieg on Britain burst into a full-throated roar of destruction today as
Nazi warplanes struck at every corner of England.
They thus carried into the third consecutive day a ferocious assault
which began with flights of 400 or moare planes, leaped to 500 or more yes-
terday, and reached undisclosed numbers this morning.
There were indications that the onsalugnt may now be backed by
cannon fire from the continent and possibly aided by Italian airmen.
The pattern of attack remained unvaried, as it has since extensive
aids first be u 18 but the
egan une

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Italy Thunders
Against Greece
Charges Balkan Nation
Is AidingBritain
(By The Associated Press)
ROME, Aug. 12.-(A)-Italy, al-
ready warring with Britain for su-
premacy in the Mediterranean and
North Africa, threatened a new crisis
in the Balkans today with a
sharp propaganda campaign against
Greece, neutral friend of Britain.
A press attack against Greece,
charging her with aiding -the British
and conspiring to foment trouble on
the border with Italian annexed Al-
bania, shared press headlines with
reports of a developing battle for Ber-
bera, capital and chief port of British
Somaliland, on the Gulf of Aden.
The Italian High Command com-
mnuique said fascist forces driving
across British Somaliland had "made
contact with" the main British forces
in front of Berbera, but failed to say
whether fighting actually was in pro-
(A British communique issued at
Cairo said "in Somaliland no oper-
ations are reported and the enemy
made no advance.")
Reports of the beheading of an
obscure Albanian nationalist, Haut
Hoggia, by Greek "bandits" opened
the campaign against Greece.

France To Try
Her 'Traitors'
Neutrals Declare Laval
Is Slated To Go
(By The Associated Press)
VICHY, France, Aug. 12.-(IP)-
France, swiftly reorganizing civilian
life in her shiriveled territory, await-
ed tonight the opening of court ac-
tions to punish leaders who took her
into the disastrous war with Ger-
Public Prosecutor Cassagnau will
present a compliant and demand se-
cret investigations and hearings to-
morrow when the supreme "war guilt"
tribunal-whose judgement will be
final-meets at Riom. Names of those
to be called were not announced.
A few hours after the tribunal
convenes, Chief of State Marshall
Philippe Petain will address the na-
tion in a radio broadcast set for 7:30
p.m. (2:30 p.m., EST.)
Grumblings of ferment within the
new French state, however, have
reached the outside. Reports in Swit-
zerlandrbefore the French Govern-
ment broke off telephone communi-
cation said Vice Premier Pierre Laval,
designated by Petain as his political
heir, was among a group of officials
slated for disgard. (Laval is said to
have lost favor especially with army

Norris Holds
Will Lead To
Veteran Nebraskan Says
Compulsory Service Is
Violation Of Democracy
Wheeler Declares
Stimson Is 'Unfit'
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.-(P)-A
prediction by Senator Norris (Ind.-
Neb.) that peace-time conscription
would result in "dictatorship" brought
Senator Burke (Dem.-Neb.) to his
feet today to declare that on the con-
trary, it was "the only democratic
way to provide an adequate national
"It recognizes the obligation of all
to serve, and to adequately train for
that service," said Burke, a co-author
of the pending bill. "Rich and poor,
all classes, races and creeds are
treated with exact and equal justice.
Instead of being contrary to the prin-
ciples of American liberty and free-
dom, this proposal is implicit with
the spirit of true Americanism."
Burke Is Contradicted
In exact contradiction of Burke's
assertions, Norris had previously told
the Senate with characteristic fervor
that "compulsory military training
in time of peace cannot prevail in a
democratic form of government with-
out leading that government into
the realm of dictatorship." He pre-
dicted a huge standing army, militar-
ism extending into the years, and
women eventually working in the
fields to support the men in uniform,
as consequences of the passage of
the bill.
Otherwise, the Senate's second day
of debate on the subject produced a
charge by Senator Wheeler (Dem.-
Mont.) that Henry L. Stmson is "un-
fit" to serve as Secretary of War, an
assertion by Senator Vandenberg
(Rep.-Mich.) that voluntary enlist-
ments should be given a further trail
before resorting to conscription, and
a statement by Senator Clark (Dem.-
Mo.) that the army favors the bill
because it would mean swift promo-
tions for the present officer personneL
Works On Debt Relief
In the House, meanwhile, the mili-
tary Committee was at work on legis-
lation designed to provide debt re-
lief for those compelled to enter the
service, including National Guards-
men and reserves. It would provide a
moratorium on taxes and on insur-
ance premiums involving eviction of
the families of those inducted into
Chairman May (Dem.-Ky.) said
the Committee probably would pre-
sent these proposals as separate legis-
lation rather than incorporate them
in the National Guard mobiliaztion
bill which today was unanimously ap-
proved by the committee. His purpose,
he said, was to hurry that measure
through to the House and "then go
into a discussion of the moratorium
At the same time, the Ways and
Means Committee hearing witnesses
on the proposed excess profits tax
received a plea for exemption from
air carriers, rare metal mining and
investment companies.

1DR Completes Defense Inspection;d
Hoover Says Wilikie Will Be Elected

President Declares Arms
Program Progress Is
ApproachingFull Speed
NEW LONDON, Conn., Aug. 12-
(P)-President Roosevelt, collecting
first hand information on the trans-
lation of billions of dollars into re-
vitalized fighting equipment, comple-
ted tonight his checkup of prepar-
edness progress in the nation's in-
dustrial Northeast.
Just before leaving by train for
Washington, the President told news-
men that while the progress of the
ten billion dollar program was not
yet up to 100 per cent, it was getting
there fast.
.He ended his three-day swing
through New England with inspec-
tion of the submarine base here and
the nearby Grotori submarine-build-
ing plant of the Electric Boat Com-
A submarine a month, he said as
he returned from Groton, was the ob-
jective toward which the plant was
striving, added that the company had
plans for building twice as many
undersea fighters as ever before.
Mr. Roosevelt said that during the
day he had talked to Gov. William
H. Vanderbilt of Rhode Island and
Governor Raymond E. Baldwin of

A Critical Eye

Republican Nominee Gets
Gen. Johnson's Views
On Defense Problems
12.-(/P)-Former President Herbert
Hoover assured Republican Nominee
WendellbL. Willkie today that he
would be elected President of the
United States.
The assurance from Mr. Hoover
came shortly after Willkie said good-
by to Elliott Roosevelt.
The President's second son, who
wished Willkie "good luck" yester-
day, stopped here as he and his wife
were on their way to a fishing trip
in Wyoming.
While Elliott was packing bags in
his car this morning, Willkie strode
out and said good-bye.
After a talk with Elliott, Willkie
had dinner last night with Mr. Hoov-
er and Gen. Hugh Johnson, former
NRA administrator and a supporter
of the Republican nominee. Willkie
said Mr. Hoover had assured him
that his support was growing and
had predicted that he would be elect-
ed. He said he had "very pleasant"
conversations with the Former Presi-
dent both last night and at break-
fast this morning.
"T invited General Johnson here"

32 Alumni
Visit Camp
Filibert Roth
(Special To The Daily)
Camp Filibert Roth, Aug. 10-The
most important feature of the sixth
week at Camp Filibert Roth was the
meeting of the Michigan Alumni of
the Upper Peninsula at Camp. Thir-
ty-two alumni were present. Among
those from the University of Michi-
gan staff were Dean Yokum of the
Graduate School, Dean S. T. Dana
of the Forestry School, L. A. Hopkins,
Director of Summer Camps and Re-
gent Herbert. After lunch a business
meeting was held.
Lectures Given
Two Forest Service lectures and
one first aid lecture were given dur-
ing the week. Walter Early, wild-
life officer attached to the Super-
visor's office at Ironwood, described
the duties of a wildlife office and Mr.
Udd, Forest Engineer of the same
office described his duties on the Ot-
tawa National Forest. Discussions
followed each lecture.
V. C. Flowes, Camp Doctor, gave
his second first aid lecture. He stres-
sed minor and major cuts, and the
methods of caring for them.
The assistants of Camp Filibert
Roth presented a combined musical
and skit program at the last Sun-
day evening "Campfire". In addition
to their program, several songs were
sung by the entire group.
Dorm I Wins
In the inter-dorm softball con-
tests, Dorm I emerged as victors over
the Michigan Union in a hard fought
battle by a score of 15-14. After a
weak start by the Michigan Union
in which Dorm I 'scored 10 runs in
the first inning, they came back to
almost overtake the victors but were
never in the lead. The cheering sec-
tions of both Dorms played a large

scope was tremendous.
From northeast, northwest, south-
east, southwest-from every direc-
tion-came reports of exploding
bombs. Reports of damage were con-
fined to civilian structures as the
Nazi novelty "scream" bombs hur-
tled down.
British fighters, anti-aircraft gun-
ners and searchlight crews teamed
up to make the sky a deadly jungle
for the invaders,
The raids this morning and last
night followed up those of the waves
of swastika-flaunting bombers which
dropped tons of explosives Monday
on Britain's great naval bases at
Portsmouth, Southampton and Do-
Seventy or more German planes
continued to hammer against the
English coastline between Dover and
Portsmouth until late last night after
the British asserted their defense
forces had sent at least 39 to destruc-
tion in the Monday conflict. Nine
British planes were missing.

Patience', Gilbert And Sullivan's
One-Set Operetta, Closes Today

"Patience", which will conclude its
six-day run at 8:30 p.m. today in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, is one of
the few Gilbert and Sullivan oper-
ettas in which only one scene is used.
All of the play's scenery is painted
in gold and blue in an endeavor to
enhance the mood of the libretto and
all of the various sets are so con-
structed as to give the audience the
impression of a streamlined aesthe-
The entire action is supposedly
laid on the grounds of the Castle
Bunthorne. On stage right is the
Castle itself which, although of no
actual period, is designed to appear
in harmony with the 1880 principles
of aesthetics. Notable in the back
center of the, stage are a number of
blue trees with a folliage of copper
that give the impression of gold.

ander Wykoff, art director, who was
assisted by Robert Mellencamp, Grad.
Cast in the leading roles of the
operetta are Schwarzwalder, Wilbur-
ta Horn in the title role, George
Cox as Reginald Bunthorne, William
Kinzer as Mr. Bunthorne's solicitor,
Nancy Bowman as The Lady Jane,
Maurice Gerow as Major Murgatoyd,
Helen Miller as The Lady Angela,
Ethel Winnia as The Lady Saphir,
Margaret Welliver as The Lady Ella,;
Donald Gage as Lieut. The Duke of
Dunstable and Ernest Challender as
Colonel Calverly.
Under the auspices of the speech
department, "Patience" is being giv-
en in conjunction with the School of
Music and the University Orchestra.
Prof. Valentine B. Windt of the
speech department is in charge of
the production assisted by Prof. Clari-
bel Baird and Prof. Mary Pray; dance

This study of President Roosevelt
was made as he cast an appraising
eye on new destroyers under con- .
struction at the Boston Navy Yard.
The President later told newsmen
"we are really getting into our
stride" on the $10,000,000 defense
and gave him an opportunity to see

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