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Rain today, turning to snow
I and colder tomorrow.



VOL. XLIX. No. 109



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House Passes
First Funds For Air Force
Expansion Are Included
In Supply__Legislation
Expresses American
Attitude To Dictators
WASHINGTON, March 3.-(P)-A
record-breaking $499,857,936 appro-
priation bill for the Army won House
approval today amid warnings in the
Senate that congressional failure to
keep close tabs on American foreign
policy might drag the nation into
The huge supply measure, largest
since 1922 and carrying the first funds
for a proposed $300,000,000 expansion
of the Air Corps, rolled through the
House without a record vote or a
single amendment.
Representative Snyder, (Dem., Pa.),
in charge of the bill on the floor, de-
clared the fact that no amendments
were offered was without parallel in
the nation's constitutional history and
constituted "a firm expression of
America's'attitude toward such dic-
tatorships as 'might attempt to dis-
turb the peace of the Western Hem-

Gandhi Starts
Hunger Strike
RAJKOT, India, March 3 --(P)-
Mohandas K. Gandhi began today his
fifth hunger strike, determined to
continue "unto death" runless the
native, ruler of Rajkot state meets
his demands for administrative re-
The frail, 69-year-old spiritual
leader withdrew from the outside
world at noon and spent the rest of
the day lying on a rustic ,cot in his
bare 14-by-16-foot room.
Gandhi demanded that the native
ruler of Rajkot, Thakore Saheb Shri
Dharmendrasinhji, give the people of
the tiny western India state "a voice
in the government." Rajkot is about
300 miles northwest of Bombay.
A crowd of spectators watched as
Gandhi-who disdains the title "Ma-
hatma," or "Saint"-prepared for his
fast with a meal of whole wheat
bread, tomatoes, cooked vegetables,
oranges and a cup of hot goat's milk
just before noon.
Ca gers Seek
U set Victory
Over Indiana.

Crippled Varsity Will
To Stop Ho'sier's
Y. tNT

'3* ,

For Army Operation For Its Share In Title
The measure carries[ actual funds
for the operation of the Army and is By TOM PHAREhS
distinct from a measure_ which the A Big Ten basketball champion-
House passed two weeks ago and ship will be decided tonight at Yost
which "authorizes" a $358,000,000 ex- Field House from 7:30 to 9 p.m.-
pansion of the Army, including the but Michigan won't be the champ.
Air Corps. The latter measure car- Five Wolverine representatives will
ries no funds. attend in uniform however in an at-
In addition to the purchase of 784 tempt to deprive the University of
military planes, mostly combat types, Indiana of this titular honor.
today's bill would provide for rein- The fairy tales tell us how Cinder-
forcement of seacoast defenses, for ella went to the ball, how the ugly
semi-automatic rifles, anti-tank guns, duckling stole the show, and that's
modernized field artillery and mobile the sort of stunt a determined but
anti-aircraft guns. crippled Michigan quintet will try to
Shortly before acting on the mea- pull this evening.
sure, the House heard Representative ' Coach Bennie Oosterbaan's last
Collins, (Dem.,' Miss.), frequent critic place outfit is all that stands between
of Army policies, declare that if re- Indiana's flashy five and at least a
cent reports of Germany's tremen- share of the Conference title. Ohio
dous air power were true, American State's Buckeyes, who are tied with
military and naval attaches abroad the Hoosiers, face a troublesome Pur-
were "asleep on the job" and should due squad tonight. If they win and
be "eliminated from the sevie. Indiana wins, the tie is for good; if
Naval Aviation Second To England they lose and the Hoosiers win how-
The Mississippean asserted that on ever, the state of Indiana gets an-
the basis of confidential information other cup for the overcrowded bas-
furnished last year by the Navy's n- ketball trophy case.
telligence Service, the House Appro- Despite the fact that Michigan
priations Committee had assured Con- made a much more impressive show-
gress the United States was unexcelled ing against Purdue last weekend than
in naval aviation and second only to did Indiana, the Hoosiers are prohibi-
Great Britain in Army or Navy avia- tive favorites to score their 10th vic-
tion on the basis of planes on hand, tory of the season in tonight's fracas.
ordered and appropriated for. Led by their new coach, Branch
"In God's name, what have these McCracken, the young Indiana team
attaches been doing," he shouted, "if has played the most impressive bas-
in the space of less than 12 months, ketball in the Conference this sea-
unbeknown to them, a complete re- son. After getting off on the wrong
versal of the picture has taken place foot by dropping -the opener to chief
and one power which ranked below competitor Ohio State, the Hoosiers
Russia and Italy in the confidential (Continued on Page 3)
report to which I refer is now rep-
resented to have a force the equal of *T t e
almost the combined forces of all the . 1s
other large powers of the world."
At the other end of the Capitol, On Bund Taxes
Senator Nye (Rep.,. N.D.) 4told the,
Senate during its consideration of the
$358,000,000 Army expansion bill that New York Agencies Begin
the President's control over foreign
policy might conceivably place Con- Inquiries On 'Group
gress in a position where it would be
forced to declare war almost against NEW YORK, March 3.-(P-State
its will. and city agencies began prying today

Pope Makes
World Peace
Broadcasts Plea To World
And Asks For Blessing
For PeopleOf America
Cardinals Reveal
Poll Of 61 Votes
VATICAN CITY, March 3-(P)-
Pope Pius XII made peace the key-
note of his pontificate today in an
unprecedented message to the world
at the outset of his reign.
His unexpected broadcast from the
Sistine Chapel to the far corners of
the earth stressed a note of concilia-
tion which many expected would
characterize his policies.
The peace he invoked was "that
peace, sublime gift of Heaven, which
is desired by all honest souls and
which is the fruit of charity and jus-
He sopek in Latin for five minutes
to the Cardinals who elevated him'
yesterday to the Throne of St. Peter,
but he addressed his words-broad-
cast by the Vatican radio station-
to all, and extended his blessing not
only to all Catholics but to those
outside the church. Earlier he had
set his coronation for Sunday, March
The entire College of Cardinals-
61 members now that Eugenio Cardi-1
nal Pacelli has been chosen Pontiff
-gathered to make their third obedi-
ence, the last act of ceremonial hom-
age which follows a Pope's election.
Then they met in the Sistine;
Chapel, still furnished with its con-
clave equipment, to hear the signing
of a Te Deum. At the end of this, a
microphone was set before the Papal
Throne for the broadcast of the Pon-
tiff's message.
Thesecrecy which customarily sur-,
rounds the conclave tended to dis-
appear. -Vatican prelates reported
that Cardinal Pacelli received 35
votes on the first ballot, including
the unanimous support of the 27
foreign Cardinals. On the second bal-
lot the total rose to 40.
Prelates said that on the third bal
lot lyereceived .61ts..Te-nd
his own, was understood to have been
given to the Dean of the College of
Cardinals, Gennaro Cardinal Granito
Pignateli di Belmonte.
William Cardinal O'Connell, Arch-
(Continued on Page 2) .
Loyalists Seek
To Postpone
End Of War
Madrid Stubbornly Resists
Attempts At Capitulation
By Britain And France
LONDON, March 3.-(A)-The Ma-
drid Government, now deprived of the
recognition of Britain and France, is
embarrassing these two countries by
apparently stiffening its resistance
to the Insurgents and thwarting the
two democracies' attempts to bring
an early end to the Spanish Civil1War.
The Republicans were stubbornly
holding onto their Capital today, and
also to the one-fourth of the coun-
try still in their hands, whereas Brit-
ish and French leaders expressed be-
lief, as they extended formal recog-
nition to the Rebels last Monday, that
the war must end soon with Madrid's
Britain and France are anxious to

have the war end and to penetrate
into the new'Spain's economic life, int
which Italy and Germany ,as older
friends of the Insurgents, already are
But there was no sign of immediate
capitulation. The situation was ex-
emplified in shouts of defiance hurled
by a famous woman leader on each
Dolores Ibarruri, woman Commu-
nist fighter known as "La Pasionaria,"
declared at Madrid that the Govern-
ment would win the war yet.
At Burgos, the Rebel capital, Pilar
Primo de Rivera, daughter of the
former strong man premier, declared
"entry of our troops into Madrid is
Military communiques from each
side reported a lull in the fighting
except for bombing of Republican
port cities by Rebel planes. Insurgent
officers indicated that if an uncondi-
tional surrender were not forthcom-
ing soon, they would swing into an-
other big offensive.
France, in her effort to win over
Rebel Spain, appealed to Spanish'
pride bynaming as her, Ambassador

Return Football To Proper Place
In Educational Scheme, R.uthven
Says; Asks Fraternities Improve

Ruthven Urges Fraternity
To Accept Responsibility
It Has Long Neglected
,Declares They Are
A Negative Good
Fraternities may expect aid from.
the University if they will help them-1
selves by living up to their expressed1
ideals, President Ruthven said yes-
terday in a statement which charged
that fraternal institutions have "con-1
sistently failed to accept responsi-
bility for fostering the ideals and
forwarding the work of the Univer-
Arguments made to justify the
fraternal organization 'have proved
to be largely academic, he declared.'
The remarks were contained in his
annual report to tle Regents.
At the same time he termed the
rooming situation "serious" and said
that he did not expect fraternities
to "soon make significant contribu-I
tion to student housing."
Cites Failure
His complete statement follows:
"Another factor affecting the hous-
ing condition is the failure of fratern-e
ities to realize fully their possibilities1
for service, either as rooming houses
or educational units. The arguments
made to justify them have proved
to be largely academic.
"Desiring a large measure of auto-
nomy these organizations have con-
sistently failed to accept responsibility
for fostering the ideals and forward-
ing the work of the University. For'
the most part, also, they have not
been able to provide satisfactory
housing for their members.
"The University will try to aid its
fraternities if they will help them-
selves by living up to their expressed
yieas but it gisobviously hopeless to
expect that they will soon make signi-
ficant contribution to student hous-
Must Increase Grants
The statement regarding fraterni-
ties was made in a discussion which
declared that limitation of the num-
ber of students permitted to attend
the University would be the only
course open unless operating funds
are increased by the state.
Any other policy, the report said,
would lead to an impaired quality of
work offered. While the University's
income is still below the figure it?
reachedmin 1931-32, there are approxi-
mately 2,000 more students now en-°
rolled, President Ruthven told theI
Withholding of a part of the Uni-
versity's appropriation as a part of1
Gov. Frank Murphy's economy meas-
ures resulted in the deferment of a'
retirement plan for non-academic
emp16yees, the President declared.
The report stressed the need for a
(Continued on Page 2)
French Cercle
Plans Banquet
'Carnet de Bal' Showing.
On Program Friday
An informal banquet followed by a
movie, "Carnet de Bal," is being
Iplanned by the Cerle Francas for
the next meeting Friday, it was an-
nounced yesterday.
The dinner will be held at 7:15
p.m. A short musical program is
being planned under the direction of
Mary Allinson, '40. The meeting will
adjourn to Lydia Mendelssohn The-
atre where the Cercle will attend the
showing of the prominent French
movie which is to be shown Friday
and Saturday.,
All lub members are asked to make
reservations at the office of the secre-
tary of the Romance Language de-
partment in the Romance Language

Building before Wednesday in order
that the club may arrange for a
single bloc of seats. In charge of
directions are Warrington Willis, '39,
and Malcolm Long, '40.
Governor Unable To Cut
State Payrolls $8,500,000
LANSING, March 3.-A)-Gover-
nor Fitzgerald said today he found it

President Cals
Naval Games
'Satis factory
CHARLESTIN, S.C., March 3.--()
-President Roosevelt returned from
his two weeks' voyage in southern wa-
ters today with a declaration the his-
tory-making fleet maneuvers had
been highly satisfactory and had
proved among other things the neces-
sity for establishing naval bases at
San Juan, P.R., and St. Thomas, V.I.
The tanned Chief Executive talked
jovially with reporters in the admir-
al's quarters aboard the Crusier
Houston for an hour before leaving
the ship late in the day to entrain for
Washington. He is due there tomor-
row morning to address a joint mem-
orial session of Congress.
He said many lessons had been
gained in this year's war games,
which were unprecedented as far as
area and number of units were con-.
cernedbut it could not said which
side won. No such decision is' ever
made in the annual maneuvers, he
added, because too many theoretical
phases may present an entirely dif-
ferent picture in actual conflict.
The President said he was satis-
fied the war games disclosed no de-
ficiencies that would warrant altering
the present naval building program.
Besides the lesson taught .with re-
spect to needs for new naval bases, he
said the games answered new fueling
questions. He added the games were
important because they took place in
an entirely new era, with more units
than ever before used.
$300 Awarded
To Freshmen
In Hopwoods
Only Seven Given Prizes
As Annual Competition
Draws 53 Manuscripts
Prizes totaling $300 were awarded
to seven freshmen in the literary col-
lege yesterday for prizewinning manu-
scripts submitted in the annual fresh-
man Hopwood contest.
The first prize of $50 in the fic-
tion division of the contest was
awarded to David Stevenson, for his
short story entitled "Fire and Water."
Second and third prizes of $30 ard
$20 were won by Anna Virginia La-
Rue and Herman ChasMin. Miss LaRue
also received an award in the poetry
John Ragsdale was awarded first
prize in the essay division, for his
"Bacon's Swamp," and also received
an award of $30 for his poetry en-
try. Other prizewinners in the field
of essay were Richard M. Ludwig
and Joyce Wiltsee. Honorable men-
tion was received by Betty Jane
Awards were given to William
Gram Ragsdale and Miss LaRue for
their entries in the poetry division.
Forty-nine students entered the
contest, Prof. Roy W. Cowden of
the -English department, chairman
of the Hopwood committeee, said
yesterday, submitting 53 manu-
scripts. Nine manuscripts were en-
tered in the fiction division, 28 in
the essay and 16 in the poetry divi-
sion, he stated.
Judges in the contest were Prof.
Raleigh Nelson of the engineering
English department, Dr. Frank Rob-
bins, assistant to the President, and
Prof. Arno L. Bader of the English

Hillel Play Tickets
Go On Sale Today
Advance sale of tickets for Hillel
Players' major production "Hospital
Hill" will begin today, it was an-
nounced by Harry Bloch, '39, ticket
::hairman. This sale will be con-
ducted through fraternity and soror-
ity houses, and independent students
may obtain tickets at the Hillel


Graduates Wiii
Bridge Contest
All- Campus Tournament
Draws 100 Students
Winners in Tuesday night's all-
campus duplicate bridge tournament
were announced yesterday by Hadley
Smith, '40E, Union committeeman.
First place in the tournament was
won by the team of Jerome Silvers,
Grad., and Hugo Hellerman, Grad.,
Smith stated. Frank Henry, '40-BAd,
and Robert Magee, '39, placed second
and William Hausman, '42, and Eu-
gene Kane, '42, third.
More than 100 persons competed in
the tournament, Smith said, which
is the second of a series of three to
be held during the current school
year. The bridge team having the
highest score in any two of these con-
tests will be awarded the all-campus
bridge cup in the spring, Smith added.
Huff Civil Service Head

into many of the secrets of the pro-
Nazi German-American Bund, which
showed its strength to New York re-
cently ni a rally of 0,000 members and
Served yesterday with a subpoena
ordering production of all records at
Bund headquarters, Fritz Kuhn, na-
tional leader, testified lengthily today
at a city inquiry into Bund tax pay-
In a Brooklyn magistrate's court-
room guarded by 60 policemen, kuhn
was arraigned earlier in the day on
a Jewish lawyer's charge of criminal
libel and reclutantly made public his
home address.
Declaring he and his family fre-
quently had been threatened, he im-
mediately requested police protection
for his home.
Disclosure of the names of officials
of the Build's weekly newspaper,
meanwhile, was promised at a hear-
ing on a Supreme Court order re-
quiring the paper to show cause why
it should not be banned for failure to
publish the names.
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