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Off icial Publication Of The Summer Session

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P. G. Wodehouse:
Nazi Propagandist ..



FDR Claims War
Is No Closer Now
Than Before Trip

Nazi Stukas Terrorize
Southern Ukraine Area,
Roosevelt-Churchill Meeting Draws Scornful Words
From German Propaganda Minister Goebbels

Chief Executive To Confer
With Hull On Problems
In Far East And France
Churchill Meeting
Called Successful
16.-(P)-President Roosevelt said to-
day that this nation was no nearer
to war than when he sailed away to
meet Winston Churchill, the Eritish
Prime Minister, at sea.
The Chief Executive spoke aborad
the Yacht Potomac, with anti-air-
craft guns mounted on her deck,
just before he came ashore at Rock-
land, Me., and boarded his special
train for conferences in Washington
tomorrow with Secretary Hull on
both the Far East and French situa-
tions. .
Tanned and obviously happy at
what he called the eminently suc-
cessful swapping of ideas with Brit-
ain's leader, Mr. Roosevelt told more
than a score of newsmen crowded
into the Potomac's wardroom that
there was not a single section of a
single continent that went undis-
cussed during their dramatic meet-
Complete Agreement
He made this statement after a
reporter inquired whether his dec-
laration that he and Mr. Churchill
were in complete agreement on all
aspects of the war situation would
apply to the Far East as well as to
"Are we any closer to entering the
war, actually?" another reporter
asked earlier.
The President said he would say
Mr. Roosevelt intimated that' the
heads ofthe two biggest democracies
saW eye to eye in believing that Rus-
sia would hold on against Germany
through the winter.
He said consideration had been
given at th high-seas meetingsboth
to fitting Russia's immediate needs
into this country's production of war
materials, and to Russia's needs for
the campaigns of next spring.
Mr. Roosevelt declared that con-
sideration of Russia's needs next
spring were based on the assumption
that winter would at least partially
halt the Nazi drive.
Russia Stand Up?
Then, asked directlydif he believed
that Russia could stand up, the Pres-
ident said that he guessed from what
he had said that there was an as-
sumption in that.
Back from London and Moscow
Harry Hopkins, Lend-Lease Admin-
istrator who accompanied Churchill
to the conferences, sat quietly athis
side as newsmen plied the President
with questions, seeking to learn what
changes, if any, the deliberations
would bring in this country's status
in the 'world conflict.
Hie would say little on this point,
however, beyond declaring that the
next step would, be only a further
interchange of ideas.
The Chief Executive likewise was
silent on the length ofhis meeting
with Mr. Churchill or the setting of
t ee sessions, except that he did re-
veal that only one conference was
held aboard the British Battleship
Prince of Wales. The others, he said,
took place on the United States cruis-
er Augusta.
Exact .Location Not Told
He refused-for obvious reasons,
he said-to discuss the exact loca-
tion of the epochal exchange of ideas
between the President of a nation
at peace, and the head of a govern-
ment at war, nor would he, for the
same reasons, say when he andMr.
Churchill parted company or where
-the Prime Minister was at present.
The Chief Executive explained,
however, that the meeting was a
joint idea, planned as long ago as
February and postponed because of
Britain's campaign in Greece and

Crete. It was called, he said, for an
exchange -of views, looking to both
the present and the future.
Mr. Roosevelt volunteered the re-
mark that one of the statements
overlooked in the joint declaration
of policy made public Thursday was
the necessity for a study of what is
happening to the world under the
Nazi regime.
The more this subject is investi-
gated and discussed, he asserted, the

Norton Directs
Mystery Play
Series Today
Production Traces Story
Of Creation, History
Of Christianity
A cast of 150 University students,
under the direction of Hugh Norton,
will present a "Cycle of Six Medieval
Mystery Plays" at 8:30 p.m. today in
Hill Auditorium.
The spectacle, given under the
sponsorship of the Department of
Speech and the School of Music, is
designed to trace the story of the Cre-
ation and of Christianity in one
mighty pageant.
Noble Cain, nationally-known
choir master, has composed and ar-
ranged a special score for the pres-
entation, which will.have a musical
background of 100 voices.
The 75-foot stage of Hill Auditor-
ium has been redecorated with an in-
tricate system of ramps and towers by
Art Director Alexander Wyckoff, and
a special ighting system has been
constructed for the Cycle.
Two towers, onee 25 feet and the
other 30 feet tall, have been construc-
ted. The Prologue will sit in one, and
th character of God on the other.
The face of God will be so lighted
that it only radiates a brilliant glare
of light.
Admission for the presentation will
be by ticket until 8:20. At that time
the remaining seats will be thrown
open to all.
English Attack
Brest, Sink Six
In Axis Convoy
American-Made Fortress
Bomber Evades Wave
Of Seven Nazi Planes
LONDON, Aug. 16.-(P)-Ameri-
can-made fortress bombers attacked
Brest in German-occupied France to-
day while other British and Dutch
planes, aided by submarines, sank
six Axis ships and a destroyer and
damaged three others in the Medi-
terranean, the British and their
Allies reported.
An air ministry communique said
one of the big high .flying American
built, bombers beat off an attack by
seven Nazi fighters, returning safely
although damaged and with some of
its crew wounded.
The Air Ministry account of the
fight between the fortress and the
Germans, the first in which one of
these American-made craft has been
reported even touched by the Nazis,
said the bomber beat off repeated
attacks by the Luftwaffe airmen.
A Royal Air Force communique,
issued in Cairousaid torpedo planes
which swooped upon an Italian con-
voy plying from the homeland to
African headquarters at Tripoli hit
thie of the five merchant ships and
one of the protecting destroyers.
Later reconnaissance showed only
three of the merchant ships nearing
Tripoli; it was said.
Inasmuch as the stricken destroyer
was seen transferring her crew, the
British presumed she had gone down
along with a vessel of 6,000 tons
which was last seen emitting a great
volume of smoke, and another of
3,000 tons which listed heavily after
the torpedo blow. This attack be-
gan Thursday night and continued
yesterday, the Brtiish said.
British bombers also attacked and

hit two tankers of 4,000 tons and
two schooners of 800 tons between
Tripoli and Bengasi.
Editor Criticizes
Army Instruction
CHICAGO, Aug. 16. -(i)- Col.
Robert R. McCormick declared to-

BERLIN, Aug., 16. -(A')- While
Stuka dive bombers tonight dropped
screaming bombs on Russian troops
said to be encircled near Odessa, the
German press screamed its own de-
rision of the Roosevelt-Churchill
meeting on the high seas.
German military reports received
tonight in Berlin said screaming Stu-
ka dive bombers are giving "days
and nights of terror" over a wide
area in the southern Ukraine, dive-
bombing with the greatest intensity
in the region where the high com-
mand is attempting to achieve "an-
other Dunkerque" by driving the
Russians in wholesale flight to the
Black Sea.
German fliers reported they were
concentrating their bombs on rail-
ways, roads aid long columns of
Russian troops and supplies. They
claimed that on the northern edge of
Odessa they silenced seven anti-air-
craft batteries and observed numer-
ous Soviet gun crews deserting their
positions as the screaming Stukas
plummeted out of the skies.
The high command devoted just
two sentences to the Russian war
today, opening the daily communi-
que Avith the sentence "operations
Price To Give
Final French
Series Lecture
Carillonneur To Discuss
Modern French Music
At 4:10 P.M. Tomorrow
The third and final lecture on
French music will be given by Prof.
Percival Price, professor of composi-
tion and University carillonneur, at
4:10 p.m. tomorrow in Room 206,
Burton Memorial Tower, on the sub-
ject, "Modern French Music."
,Concluding his series of talks, Pro-
fessor Price will discuss movements
since the French Revolution. Devel
opling his subject through Romanti-
cism, Impressionism and Post-Im-
pressionism, the speaker will tell of
some of the principal composers and
works in these periods.
He will deal to some extent with
the opera school, with emphasis on
Bizet, and with the development of
the orchestra in France, in which
movement Berlioz was prominent.
The influence of Debussy will be
elaborated upon, leading to discus-
sion of Ravel and other modern com-
Although these lectures are spon-
sored by the Department of Romance
Languages, they are given in English
and are open to all students and fac-
ulty members. --

continue successfully according to
plan on the entire eastern front,"
and closing it with a report of an
"attempted" Russian air raid on Ger-
German propaganda was not so
Both the Roosevelt-Churchill eight
points and plan to aid Soviet Russia
drew German derision today, the
first in scornful words fromPropa-
ganda Minister Paul Joseph Goeb-
He described the program of the
United States President and British
Prime ' Minister as "an outrage
against common sense" and authori-I
tative German sources called their
promises to Joseph Stalin a "propa-
ganda attempt to cover up the flop'
of their high seas meeting."
"The whole world realizes the eight
points are a ridiculous outcome of so
important a meeting," they said.
"Hence, to keep alive world discus-
sion, the message to Stalin was
launched 36 hours later."
Bitter Fighting Seen
On 2,000 Mile Front
MOSCOW, Sunday, Aug. 17-()
The Red Army went into the ninth
week of its all-out resistanceeagainst
Germany's invasion today with bit-
ter fighting along the entire 2,000-
mile eastern front while Russian,
British and United States leaders
rushed plans to pool their resources
for a long war against Nazism.
The Soviet communique again
merely reported that fighting con-
tinued yesterday and last night on
the whole front-the third consecu-
tive time that the Russians have is-
sued a generalized report on the war.
The Soviets did point yestetday to
the Ukraine, where the Germans are
pushing toward the ports of Odessa
and Nikolaev, as an area of particu-
larly heavy fighting. But their last
three communiques have not men-
tioned names of towns and cities as
To reports that tIhe Germans were
approaching rthe vital Ukraine man-
ufacturing area of Dnieperopetrovsk,
S. A. Lokovsky, Soviet spokesman,
"It is the idea of the German radio
about the movement of the German
army. The German radio wants to
do work the troops cannot do."
The Russians appeared encouraged
by the start of plans for a conference
of the United States, Britain and the
Soviets to pool their resources against
the Nazis.
Two Culture Talks
Will Be Presented
Two lectures will be given tomor-
row in the series "Some Aspects of
the Culture ofthe United States"
presented primarily for the students
of the Latin-American Summer Ses-
sion of the International Center but
to which all interested are invited.
The first will be given at 4 p.m. in
the Amphitheatre of the' Rackham
School by Prof. Earl V. Moore of the
music school. His topic will be "Mus-
ic in the United States." k
The second of the lectures will
follow immediately at 5 p.m. in the
Rackham School Amphitheatre with
Prof. Wells I. Bennett of the Engish
department speaking on "The His-
tory of Early Movements in Archi-
~~,4 ,

Habib Kurani
To Give Talk
At Breakfast
Over 500 Grad Students
Will Receive Degrees
From University Today
Prof. Van De ursen
Will Direct Choir
More than 500 Summer Session
students are expected to receive
graduate school degrees at the fifth
annual Summer Session Breakfast to
be held at 9 a.m. today in the Union
Featured address of the traditional
affair will be given by Dr. Habib Kur-
ani, visiting facultyman from the

Japan s
Japan Closes
Port To U.S.;
100 Stranded


Russians Will Help
U. S., Britain Curb

Queen Of Peaches-
Allergic To Peaches

FLINT, Mich., Aug. 16.-(P)-Vir-
ginia Butler, 17-year-old Flint High
School student, is in a predicament.
She was chosen one of two maids
of honor to the Queen of the Romeo
Peach Festival to be held during the
Labor Day week-end.
"I'm thrilled at the honor," she
said today, "but-peaches give me
the hives."
She intends to go through with
the ceremony, but will.,try to stay
away from the fruit.


American University at Beirut, Syria.
The invocation will be given by Thea
Very Rev. Msgr. Allen J. Babcock of
Ann Arbor, and Prof. Louis A. Hop-
kins, director of the Summer Ses-
sion, will preside.
Special musical arrangements for
the early morning "graduation exer-
cises" will be provided by a choir un-I
der the direction of Prof. Hardin Van
Deursen of the School of Music.
An annual affair sponsored by the
Office of the Summer Session, the
vMasters Breakfast is planned to sub-
stitute for commencement exercises
for the benefit of students who re-1
ceive degrees at the end of the sum-
Members of the Executive Board,
of the Graduate School, Deans of the;
various schools and colleges and ad-
ministrative officers will be guests of
the University, together with stu-
dents receiving degrees.
Latin Group
To Show Film
Venezuelan Life Featured
In Movie Here Tuesday
For all interested in attending,
scenes of the interior of Venezuela
and of the annual Scholars' Festival
in Caracas will be shown in a moving
picture by the Venezuelans of the
Latin-American Summer Session of
the International Center. at 8 p.m.
Tuesday in the Lecture Hall of the
Rackham School..
Talks will be given before and
after the presentations of the films
respectively by Mr. Roberto Henri-
quez of the Venezuelan Ministry of
Public Works in English in explana-
tion of the pictures and by Miss Balen
SanJuan, Caracas teacher, in Span-
ish on "New Education in Venezuela."
Featured in the films will be views
of the sparsely inhabited jungle lands
of the Venezuela interior where In-
dians carry on their centuries old
civilization, and the mass exhibitions
of the students at the Scholars' Fes-
tival. There will be no admission
Some Guys In Army
Ain't Got Dough! Some
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 16.-
(R)-Carling' Dinkler didn't catch
the nameo nf the uniformed soldier

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16.-(P)-Ja-
pan, the State Department disclosed
today, has refused to permit the S. S.t
President Coolidge to call at a Jap-
anese port and pick up more than
100 Americans desiring to leave thatg
A State Department announcementX
explained that the Tokyo Govern-s
ment offered to allow the President°
Coolidge to pick up 20 American offi-
cials there but declined to grant per-
mission for non-official AmericansI
to sail.
Qfficials said the Japanese Gov-r
ernment had not refused to permitr
the Americans to leave the country
and that they would leave when other
means of transportation were found.
No Japanese ships are sailing forE
American ports since they fear seiz-Y
ure under the "freezing" orders nowt
in effect. . ,
The State Department said thatf
efforts were also being made.to ar-,
range' transportation facilities for
Americans in other "danger spots."l
Food To Paris.
Is Threatened
By SaboteursI
French Police Disclose
Alarining Proportions
Of Damage To Railway'
VICHY, Unoccupied France, Aug.
16.-(P-The Paris police, warning
the population that sabotage on rail-J
way lines serving the occupied
French capital was threatening the
city's food supply, tonight offered
one million francs reward for in-
formation leading to the arrests of
the wreckers.
The prefect of police abandoned
all attempts at secrecy in warning
that the sabotage had reached such
serious proportions that cooperation
of the public was necessary to stop it.
The appeal brought to the minds
of many Frenchmen Chief of State
Marshal Petain's recent warning
that he felt an "ill wind rising in
many regions of France."~
The announcement came only a
lay after General HeinrichnVon
Stuelpnagel, commander of the Ger-
man armed forces in France, pro-
claimed that the entire population
of Occupied France and not merely
the guilty would be held responsible
for the outbreaks which have been
blamed on Communists.
To Giv~e Recital
Here Tomorrow
Charles E. Gilbert, who plays the
oboe and English horn in the Phila-
delphia Opera Company Orchestra,
will offer a recital at 8:30 p.m. to-
morrow in the Rackham Assembly
Hall assisted by the Summer Session
Chamber Music Orchestra under the
direction of pric DeLamarter.
Scheduled to be heard on the pro-:
gram is the first performance in the
United States of Novikow's "Adagi-
etto" and the second performance in
this country of Mozart's "Adagio."
The other selections which will be
heard are "Oboe Quartet, Op. 101" by
Mozart and Ravel's English horn solo,
"Piece en form de Habanera."
Upon graduation from the School
of Music in 1936, Gilbert was awarded
a scholarship to the Curtis Institute
of Music in Philadelphia where he
studied under Marcel Tabuteau, first
oboeist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
During the past four seasons he has

been a member of the Trenton Sym-
phony and the Curtis Symphony Or-
nl- - ra n mll c omomor f a

Xpan sion
London Reports Promise
Of 'Active Participation'
In Return For Supplies
Stop, Look, Listen'
Is Cue To Nippon
(By The Associated Press).
LONDON, Aug. 16.-London quar-
ters reported tonight that it was un-
derstood here that Soviet Russia has
agreed to active participation in An-
glo-American plans to put a brake on
Japanese expansionist moves as a
part of the arrangement by which
she is to receive a stepped-up flow of
war materials.
These sources said that the forth-
doming three-power conference of
Russia, Britain and the United States
will be directed not only at aug-
menting the flow of war supplies to
the Soviet for her war against Ger-
many but also to plans for making
Japan "stop, look and listen."
It was believed by observers, how-
ever, that Soviet Russia would not
have much to say openly concerning
the Japanese phase of negotiations
for fear of incurring complicating
factors in -the world situation.
Soviet Check
The threat of Soviet armies in the
Far East, which may receive consid-
erable supplies of planes and other
material as a result of the three-
power conference, however, is calcu-
lated to check any plans the Japanese
may have of aiding her axis friends
by attacking Siberia.
British quarters believed the talks
of President Roosevelt and Prime
Minister Churchill may already have
caused Japan to alter her plans for
southward expansion, and that she
mayrest content for the time being
with her newly occupied basis in
Both Russia and the United States
were reported in British quarters,
however, to be "slightly nervous"
about Kamchatka, the 1,000-mile-
long peninsula which drops, down
from the northeastern tip of Siberia
to enclose the Sea of Okhotsk.
A Nice Plum
Some quarters said this territory
would be a nice plum for the Japan-
ese navy, and in Japanese hands
would be a threat both to the United
States' string of Aleutian Islands an
Alaska, as well as to the sea and air'
route of communications between the
United States and Russia.
Airplanes are expected to be high
on the list of supplies Moscow will
seek in the three-party talks.
Mr. Crowther
Will Talk Here
Noted Economist To Speak
At 8 P.M. Tomorrow
Noted economist and member of
the British Supply Council in North
America, Geoffrey Crowther will de-
liver a public lecture on "The Future
of Anglo-American Relations" at 8
p.m. tomorrow in the Lecture Hall of
the Rackham Building.
The lecture is one of a series spon-
sored by the Offices of the Summer
Session, ai'd is open to the general
public without charge.
Mr. Crowther is editor of the mag-
azine "The Economist," and is direc-
tor of the National Institute of Eco-,
nomic Research. He is a graduate of
Yale and Columbia Universities, and
was president of the Cambridge

Union in 1928.
He is the author of several books,
including "Ways and Means," "Eco-
nomics for Democrats" and "Ways
and Means of War."
Model Plane Meet
To Be Held Today
Ann Arbor's third annual model
plane meet, sponsored by the Junior
Chamber of Commerce, will be held
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the
city airport three miles from town on
South State Street.
The meet, an official contest sanc-
tioned by the Academy of Model


Interpreting The Far East:
Japanese May Force Extension
Of European War Into Pacific

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16. -(P)-
Belief grew in informed diplomatic
quarters tonight that Japan would
now force an extension of the Euro-
pean war into the Pacific by military
action against Thailand, or an attack
on Siberia.
At the same time, events were re-
garded as pushing the Tokyo govern-
ment to an early decision for war or
peace and one authority on the Far
East predicted a show-down within
0 days.
Among developments believed giv-
ing Japan reason to pause were the
conference sof President Roosevelt
and Prime Minister Churchill-au-
thoritatively reporttd to have includ-
ed discussions of Japan's threat to
Ammrirn itieh.nDtch andRusn-

dented conferences on the high seas.
In informed quarters that state-
ment was interpreted as meaning the
President believed the unmistakable
warning given Japan would cause the
Tokyo government 'to reconsider its
policy of armed expansion and there-
by avoid a showdown.
Other factors believed exerting ma-
por influence on Japan's decision
1. The forthcoming tri-power con-
ference at Moscow, primarily for
discussion of war supplies, but af-
fording .possibilities for talk and
agreements on actual military move-
ments if forced by any belligerent
moves by Japan.
2. The American-British pledge of
all possible assistance to Soviet
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