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XLI X.No. 96



Highway Meet
Hears Demand
For Increased
Straits Tie-Up Demands
Immediate Attention,
Declares G. D. Kennedy
M. D Van Wagoner
To SpeakTonight
A cry for increased revenues to
meet the ever-growing needs of Mich-
igan's 105,000 miles of roads and
streets was re-echoed throughout the
opening session of the 1939 Michigan
Highway Conference yesterday at the
The three-day conference will con-
tinue today with a discussion of
"Black-Top" road surfaces by E. L.
Roettiger, Wisconsin Highway En-
gineer. The meeting will be climaxed
tonight with the annual banquet at
which Highway Commissioner Mur-
ray D. Van Wagoner will be the prin-
cipal speaker.
"The upwad trend of travel on
roadways and the downward trend of
public expenditures to support them,"
holds particular interest for state and
county highway administrators," G.
Donald Kennedy, Deputy State High-
way Commissioner, declared.
Emergency At Straits
The emergency at the Straits of
Mackinac where ferry service has
been discontinued because of ice tie-
ups, virtually isolating the Upper and
Lower Peninsulas for more than a
week, is a situation that demands im-
mediate attention, Kennedy claimed.
and either "a bridge or improved ferry
service, which is very costly, is net-
Despite the fact that $14,500,000
are available to finance construction
programs, he said, "the rate of im-
provement does not meet the state
system's requirements if it is to ade-
quately serve the state's vitally im-
portant highway transportation."
However, he admitted, the State's
present fiscal situation and responsi-
bilities do not warrant additions to
the sources of highway funds.
He hailed the "good roads" amend-
metpassed by Michigan voters last
fall as a "bill of rights" for the High-
way Department and declared that
it could not accept this mandate from
the people without a realization of
the State's financial obligation to
other agencies of the state.
tx Asks Wiser Spending
Immediate increases and wiser
spending of federal moneys for high-
ways in Michigan was strongly urged
in a paper prepared by R. H. Harri-
son, senior highway engineer, of the
U. S. Bureau' of Public Roads, and
presented by L. P. Scott of his office.
Present-day needs on our highways
are the greatest in the history of the
nation, Mr. Harrison warned his au-
dience, and "to keep pace with pro-
gress, we must appropriate large
sums of money and spend the money
more wisely"
The new highway policy, "must
keep constantly in mind the place of.
the highway in the general transpor-
tation system," the paper empha-
sized, "and should preserve a balance
1etween new construction and needs,.
and should provide bases for the as-
sessment of the necessary revenue, for
the allocation of funds to new con-
struction and highway services and
for the order of precedences of proj-
ects and services."

Revenue A Problem
The problem of county road reve-
nues, mentioned by Mr. Kennedy and
Mr. Harrison, was considered at
length by Leon Belknap, of the Oak-.
land County Road Commission. He
explained how the transfer of con-
trol of 77,200 miles of local highways
under the McNitt Act of 1931 "has
increased the burden of highway re-
quirements without a corresponding
increase in revenue sufficient for the
New sources of revenue must be
found, he claimed, to keep these roads
in "reasonable repair," and he sug-
gested that an allotment of two to;
four million dollars from the $9,000,-
000 collected in sales taxes on motor
vehicles, gasoline and repair parts
would be "justifiable" for this pur-
Emphasis was laid on the develop-
ment and problems of the secon-
dary Federal aid program for county
roads in Michigan at the afternoon
session. Federal aid programs for
the construction and improvement of
State roads have been a regular poli-

Capt. Les Hillberg's Five Goals
Pace Wolverine Puck Victory
Hockey Team Again Wins
After Losing Streak; M
Woodstock Team Small :;r:

Scoring five of his team's six goals,
Capt. Les Hillberg led the Wolverine
hockey sextet to a 6 to 2 victory over
the small Woodstock Trojan team
last night at the Coliseum. This im-
pressive triumph placed Michigan
back in the win column, the ranks
of which were last entered when the
Wolverines defeated Illinois a month
Although walking away with the
game in a decisive manner, the Wol-
verines could easily have doubled
their final score if they had capital-
ized on all the golden opportunities
that were placed before them.
Hillberg came through with his
first score in the initial period, five
minutes after the game had gotten
under way. At the time this goal came
Woodstock was playing with only
four men. Rockett was sent to the
penalty box for tripping and a min-
ute later Loft was sent from the ice
on a similar charge.
As the second period passed the
halfway mark Hillberg, on a pass
from Al Chadwick, slipped the puck
into the Woodstock net. A few min-
utes after this shot Les picked the
puck up in center ice, made a drive
for the visiting goal and did not stop
until he had completed the so-called
hat trick, making his third goal in
one game.
Although playing defensive hockey
the third period the Wolverines came
through in the last minutes of play
to put the game definitely in their
hip pocket. Both of these tallies were
made by Hillberg, the first on a solo
dash when Woodstock had five men
over the Michigan blue line, and the
final score came with an assist from

Chadwick a few seconds 'before the
game ended.
One of the Trojans' two goals was
made in the closing seconds of the
first period when Kennedy lifted the
puck over the heads of the Wolverine
defense men, the puck then bound-
ing past "Spike" James..Woodstock's
final goal came towards the last of
second period when the Wolverines
Were playing a man short. Stodden
was in the penalty box when, on a
pass from Neave, Dolson burned the
puck past James.
In the second period a penalty shot
-1(Continued on Page 3)

Need Of Free
Press I Cited
By Lee White
Detroit Journalist Initiates
New Series Of Lectures;
Asks . Truth In Reports
A free press is democracy's great-
est mainstay, Lee A White of the
Detroit News declared yesterday in
inauguruating the journalism de-
partment's lecture series on news-
paper subjects.
Citizens of a democracy by virtue
of the fact that they adhere to democ-
racy are entitled to as mach informa-
tion and as truthful information on
all subjects as the newspapers are
able to give them, he said.
The press should not knowingly
misrepresent facts yet it should not
avail itself of the freedom which it
possesses unless it is fully prepared
to present facts which the best avail-
able sources offer, White declared.
"We need to dig to the roots of the
matter; we need to observe and to
acknowledge that the freedoms of
which we so .glibly and possessively
speak, are not our freedoms, but the
freedoms of all the people; their pro-
tection from the perils of ignorance;
from the enslavement that results
from unawareness of the deeds and
the utterances and the thoughts of
men, quite without regard to wheth-
er those men be sages or fools."
The journalism department will
present other newspapermen during
the coming semester. The next lec-
ture will be on March 1 by R. Ray
Baker of the Ann Arbor News. He
will speak on "Specialized Report-

Russell Opens
Lecture Series
Here Saturday
Noted British Philosopher
To Present Two Talks
At Rackham Auditorium
Dr. Bertrand Russeli, noted British
philosopher and author, will deliver a
University lecture on "Space in Mod-
ern Philosophy and Physics," at 11
a.m. Saturday in the Graduate School
Auditorium under the auspices of the
philosophy department.
He will present a second lecture at.
8:15 p.m. in the Graduate School
Auditorium on "The Existence and
Nature of God." The second lecture
will be the first ,of a series of three
to be delivered by Lord Russell, The
Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen of
the Catholic University of America
and Prof. l einhold Niebuhr of Union
Theological Seminary on the general
subject "The Existence and Nature of
God." No admission will be charged
for any of the lectures.
Lord Russell began his philosophic
career in 1896 when he published a
study of German Social Democracy.
His "Philosophy of Leibnitz" appeared
in 1900. The greater part of the next
10 years was devoted to mathematics,
and his "Principa Mathematicia" was
completed in 1910.
The general topic of "The Exis-
tence and Nature of God" will high-
light the program of the Student Re-
ligious Program until Spring Vaca-
tion, Kenneth Morgan, director, an-
nounced yesterday. In addition to the
forms which will take place after each
lecture to discuss the views held by
the speakers, a weekly Saturday lun-
cheon meeting will be held to consider
the lectures in more detail.

New Series
On Marriage
Will Be Given
Marital Relations Course
To Duplicate Lectures
Offered First Semeste
Four Authorities
Will Come Here
A second semester series of lec-
tures on the subject 6f marriage rela-
tions will be offered to graduate stu-
dents of the University and to under-
graduate seniors who did not partici-
pate in a similar series last semester,
it was announced today.
The lectures will duplicate a series
which was presented during the first
semester and was attended by 600
senior men and women, and members
of the medical school.
The new series will be open to stu-
dents holding a Bachelor of Arts de-
gree, or its equivalent, to members
of the Michigan Dames, to under-
graduate seniors who did not attend
first semester, and to professional
students in public health.
Four outstanding authorities on
the subject of marriage relations will
conduct the lectures. They are Prof.
Mary Shattuck Fisher, of Vassar
College, Dr. Raymond Squier, prac-
ticing gynecologist and obstetrician,
of New York City; Dr. Ira S. Wile,
practicing psychiatrist, of New York
City; and Dr. Robert G. Foster, lec-
turer and consulting psychologist of
the Merrill-Palmer school, Detroit.
The first lecture will be given on
Thursday night, Feb. 23. Five lectures
will be delivered during the series,
which will be concluded on March 14.
The lectures will be held at 7:30
p.m. in the Rackham auditorium.
The fee for the series is $1.00.
rickets are not transferable and the
sale will be limited to about 1,000
persons. Sale of tickets will be held
from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday with the
locations to be announced Sunday.
If tickets are still available, the sale
will continue on Tuesday
Text books for the course will be
reserved in the League and Lane Hall
Disciples Guild
Also Offers Series
The first in a series of four talk
covering the topics of courtship, mar-
riage and home-building will be given
Sunday at the Disciples Guild meet-
Hoyt Servis, '39, program chair-
man, will lead the discussion on
"Choosing a Life-Companion." Blanks
which include items of attitudes to-
ward physical appearance, sense of
values, congeniality, background, and
good health and personal habits will
be circulated before the meeting. Re-
sults will be tabulated and discussed
in order of their importance.
"Courtship," "Problems of the En-
gagement Period," and "Learning to
Live Together" will be discussed at the
next three meetings.
Loyalists Ask
For Sea Battle
Five U.S. Consuls Denied
RecognitionBy Rebels
PERPIGNAN, France, Feb. 15-(P)
-Spanish Government leaders chal-
lenged the Insurgents today to shift
from land to sea the Civil War battle

for Southeastern Spain in which
Generalissimo Francisco Franco has
intensified his siege of Madrid.
Under the leadership of Navy Min-
ister Michel Buyza and General Tor-
ibio Martinez Cabrera, former mili-
tary governor of Madrid, the besieged
Government forces announced they
were ready and would fight the In-
surgents in the Mediterranean off
the one-fourth of Spain remaining
in the Goverment's possessioi.
BURGOS, Spain, Feb. 15-()-The
Spanish Insurgent Government is
withholding official recognition of
five United States consuluar offices
in Insurgent Spain pending United
States acceptance of the Burgos Re-
Second Semester
Rushing Rolls Open
Prospective fraternity rushees who
wish to register with the Interfra-

Pittsburgh Professor To Discuss
Glass And Modern World' Today

Reich Mobilizes Man Power;
Hungarian Premier Quits Post

Dr. Alexander Silverman, head of
the chemistry department of the
University of Pittsburgh, will deliver
a University lecture on "Glass and
the Modern World" at 4:15 p.m. toda;
in the Chemistry Ampihtheatre.
Dr. Silverman will discuss in his
lecture, which is sponsored by the
University section of the American
Chemical Society, newer develop-
ments in glass, including demonstra-
tions of infra-red and ultra-violet
A graduate of the University of
Pittsburgh, the speaker holds gradu-
ate degrees from Cornell University

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