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Student Senate
And The University. . .



Poland Snags
'Halt Hitler'
Pact; Russia
Agrees To Sign
U.S. Accepts Memel Deal;
Welles Hints Of 'Duress'
In fkatest Nazi Victory
Der Fnehrer Pays
Memel Quick Visit
LONDON,' March 23.-(MP-Britain
overcame one major obstacle, but was
still confronted by another in i4s pro-
gram for a European "halt Hitler"
front today while Prime Minister
Chamberlain pointedly reminded Ger-
many of the fate met in the past by
powers seeking to dominate the world.
Russia agreed to signing Britain's
anti-Hitler declaration providing for
immediate consultation in the event
of further German aggression, but
Poland remained, adamant against
becoming a third party to the declara-
Officials stressed the importance of
Chamberlain's statement to the
House of Commons that Britain was
determined to block German domin-
ation of the independent European
states, but that she had no intention
of crippling Germany's export trade
or of settling up blocs of countries
"with different ideas about their in-
ternal administration.".
"We are solely concerned here with
the proposition that we can not sub-
mit to a procedure under which in-
dependent states are subjected to
such pressure under threat of force
as to be obliged to yield their inde-
pendence, and we are resolved by all
means in our power to oppose at-
tempts, if they should be made, to
put such a procedure into operation."
Memel Acquisition
'Accepted Fact'
WASHINGTON, March 23.-(P)-
The State Department accepted Adolf
Hitler's acquisition of Memel as a
fact today, but broadly hinted that
it believed the Reichsfuehrer's latest
triumph was accomplished through
threat or duress.
The Lithuanian minister, Povik
Zadeikis, notified the Department of
the newest change in Europe's map.
He said his government had decide
to cede the territory to Germany, and
that this decision had been approved
by the Lithuanian Parliament.
Sumner Welles, acting Secretary
of State, indicated that in view of
the constitutional action taken by
Lithuania,it was not up to the Unit-
ed States to take an active step
against recognition of Germany's ac-
quisition. He gave a clear idea of the
government's attitude, however, by
saying that its views with regard to
the acquisition of territory through
threat or duress had already been
made clear on various occasions.
Hitler Enters Memel
In Tour Of Triumph
MEMEL, Germany, March 23--(A')
--Adolf Hitlerpaid a whirlwind visit
to this Baltic port today to welcome
Memelland's 150,000 citizens into his
expanding realm and pledge to them
that Germany was "ready and deter-
mined to master its own fate."
The Fuehrer sailed on the torpedo
boat Leopard for an undisclosed des-
ination just two hours after he had
stepped ashore with the fanfare of
a conqueror to deliver a speech to the

jubilant Memellanders.
Behind him Hitler left a mystery.
A vast audience, alert to hear his
welcome of Memel into his rapidly
expanding nation, heard him say:
"We Germans have no intention of,
doing harm to the rest of the world.
"The damage which that other
world did to Germany, however, had
to be repaired again.
"I believe that now, in the main, we
have arrived at an end to this unique
process of reparation."
But hours later, DNB (Official Ger-
mn News Agency) distributed an of-
ficial text with a broad change in that
Before the official text was issued
even diplomats, believing there might
be implications of tremendous im-
portance in Hitler's hint of a hale to
German territorial acquisitions, eag-
erly had sought an interpretation.
Anderson To Talk Here
On Cosmic Ray Study
Prof. Carl Anderson of the Califor-

Tutorial Plan
Will Receive
Tryout HereI
New Program Beginning
September To 0Include
Only Limited Number
Board Of Tutors
Will Be Appointed
Plans for inaugurating an Honors
Degree Program for the literary col-
lege, based on the tutorial system for
a select group of students, were ten-
tatively announced yesterday by the
committee in charge.
The program was approved by the
faculty of the literary college in Feb-
ruary, 1938, to be placed in opera-
tion in September, 1939 for a trial"
period before being finally adopted
as a permanent part of the educa-
tional policiy of the college.
Not over 100 students may be in-
cluded in any one time, during this
trial period, with no more than 30 of
these admitted from the junior classI
during the first year. Admission to
candidacy require that the students
have completed two years of college
work with an academic average of
B, completion of the group require-
ments, qualifying examinations in,
both English composition and in one
foreign language and a personal in-
terview arranged by the Board of
During the first year of the pro-
gram, it is expected .that five tutorst
will be appointed by the Dean and
the executive committee of the col-l
lege. Those members of the faculty
selected will be relieved of one-third
of their present teaching duties. A
broad, liberal education outside theirt
fields of specialization and temper-
mental aptitude for the work will be
demanded of the tutors.
The Board of Tutors will determine1
the subjects of the seminars to bec
offered each year and assign stu-
dents to these seminars, set and con-t
duct the comprehensive examina-c
tions, recommend the students for1
honors at the time of graduation andt
participate in judging the senior es-
says. Individually, the tutors will ar-t
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Culture Vital '
To Democracy,
Weaver States
500 Fraternity Initiates
Hear Talk On Ideals
.At Annual__BanquetF
Culture is the last and deepest
necessity of Democracy, without
which Democracy is a menace to man,
Prof. Bennett Weaver of the Englisht
department told nearly 500 fraternity
men last night at the third annual
interfraternity initiation banquet.
Speaking on "Putting Ideals To
Work," Professor Weaver noted three
ideals which every man should face
and live up to, the ideal of the cul-
tured gentleman, the ideal of in-
tellectual achievement, and the ideal
of loyalty.
Referring to loyalty to one's coun-
try, Professor Weaver pointed out
that the college man is facing an en-
tirely' different situation than the
youth of any other nation. It is neces-
sary for American youth, he 'said, to
inform itself of the principles of
American Democracy. At the same
time, he recommended a study of the

works of such men asrWashington
and Lincoln, the former whom, he.
quoted as saying, "the foundation of
the country will be laid in personal
Preceding Professor Weaver's talk,
Dean Henry C. Anderson of the Col-
lege of Engineering delivered a short
address charging his audience with
the duty of carrying on the tradi-
tions of the University, and to build
these traditions up to a point where
destructive criticism will disappear.
Detroit Artists
Show Works Here
Works of two Detroit artists, Helen
May and David Fredenthal, will be
exhibited .under the sponsorship of
the Ann Arbor Art Association from
2 to 5 p.m. beginning today and con-
tinuing through April 7, in the north
and south galleries of Alumni Mem-
orial Hall.
Prof. Jean Paul Slusser will present
a gallery talk on the exhibition at

New Assembly Head

Radio Expert
To Talk Today
In Job Parley

Guidance Is Also
Of Vocational
Banquet Set For'


Opportunities in radio and respon-
sibilities facing guidance counselors
will be discussed at todays' session
of the University's Guidance and Oc-
cupational Information Conference.
Joseph Ries, Director of the Na-
tion's School of the Air, WLW, Cin-
cinnati, will address students at 4
p.m. on "Radio as a Vocation." Lee-
turer, teacher, newspaper man, and
world traveler, Mr. Ries is one of the
top men in radio today, according to
the Bureau.
Edgerton To Speak
Following a banquet at 6:30 p.m.
in the Union Ballroom, presided over
by George E. Myers, Professor of Vo-
cational Education, A. H. Edgerton,
Director of Vocational Guidance at
the University of Wisconsin will ad-
dress a meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the
Union on "Guidance Responsibili-
ties Counselors Must Face Together."
Robert Waldron of the Hudson Mo-
tor Car Company demonstrated prop-
er techniques in applying for a busi-
ness job to 200 students in the Union
last night.
Waldron Talks
Mr. Waldron, industrial relations'
director of the Hudson company, ,con-
ducted informal mock interviews with
several students. He pointed out many
of the common errors made by job
applicants, and offered suggestions
for the correct approach.
Students planning to enter an oc-
cupation as a salesman should worry
about how much they are willing to
sacrifice for success, and not how
much they will be paid, Lee D. Cos-
sart, assistant sales manager of the
Plymouth Motor Car Corporation, de-
clared in an afternoon meeting at
the Union yesterday.
Almost every salesman is forced
(Continued on Page 2)
Debaters To Oppose
Wayne Via Air Waves
With a microphone for an audience
and 50 miles separating the opposing
speakers, members of the University
varsity debate team will argue the
relative merits of the Federal "pump
priming" question with Wayne
University of Detroit at 3 p.m. today,
The University debaters, Robert
Rosa, '39; and Jack Shuler, '40E; will
uphold the negative from the broad-
casting studios at Morris Hall, while
the Wayne University team will speak
from the Detroit studios of Station

Mary F.Reek
Named Head
Of Assembly
Phyllis McGeachy Elected
Vice -President; Enigel
And Clark Also Honored
Installation Banquet
Set For Thursday
Mary Frances Reek, '40, was elect-
ed president of Assembly, campus or-
ganization of independent women, at
a meeting of the executive board
Yesterday. Betty Jane Mansfield, '39,
is the retiring president.
Other officers chosen !dere Phyllis
McGeachy, '40, vice president, Janet
Clark, '40, secretary and Gladys En-
gel, '40, treasurer. The officers will
assume their duties officially at the
annual Installation Banquet to be held
at the League Thursday.
Miss Reek was president of the Ann
Arbor Independents, one of the three
major groups of Assembly, during the
past year. She participated in Fresh-
man Project, Sophomore Cabaret, the
League dancing classes and varsity
debating. Other activities incude
work as an orientation advisor, secre-
tary of Athena, honorary speech sor-
ority, member of the League theatre
arts committee. She was a member of
the executive council of Assembly,
member of the ticket committee of
Assembly- Banquet and was chairman
of the last Undergraduate Tea.
Miss McGeachy includes on her list
of extra-curricular activities work on
Sophomore Cabaret, the editorial
staff of the Michiganensian and the
League social committee. She was an
orientation advisor, program chair-
man of the Assembly Banquet and
member of the executive board of
Miss Clrk has participated in the
candy booth committee, Sophomore
Cabaret, the editorial staff of the
Michiganensian, League social com-
mittee, theatre-arts committee, Tag
Day, music chairman of the Assembly
Ball and has served as an Assembly
Miss Engel's projects include Fresh-
man Project, theatre-arts committee,
president of her League House for
two years, Alpha Lambda Delta, hon-
orary freshman society, finance com-
mittee chairman of Assembly Ball,
chairman of the faculty reception
given by the league housewomen, and
a member of the Assembly executive1
Petitions Due
In Senate Race
Expect Flood Of Entries;
Ballots Out Saturday
Today is the last day of petitioning
for the Student Senate election Fri-
day, March 31, Edward Magdol, '39,
director of elections announced yes-
Fifteen petitions have already been
returned and a flood of additional
petitions are expected in tomorrow,
Magdol said. The voting will be con-
ducted according to the Hare system
of proportional representation with
the single transferable vote.
Polling places will be as previously
announced with one exception: the
one announced for Angell Hal which
will be supplanted by one' in Uni-
versity Hall. Counting will take place
in the Publications building.
Aiding Magdol in his administra-
tion of the election will be Horace

Gilmore, '39, Robert Perlman, '39,
Robert Rosa, '39 and Norman A.
Schorr, '40.

Texas Backstroke Ace Bids For Honors

-Daily Photo by Lakatos
Do uglasHailed As. Ideal Judge
ToRepresentPublic Interest

Wolverine Natators Seek
Sixth Straight Collegiate
Tank Crown Here Today

Corporate Experience Fits
Him For High Bench, I
Prof. Durfee Declares
William O. Douglas, appointed byt
President Roosevelt to the Supreme l
Court last week, will bring to the tri-f
bunal the fruits of long study of cor-r
porate finance, capped by his experi-
ence on the Securities and Exchangee
Commission, Prof. Edgar N. Durfeea
of the Law School, declared yester-c
day. His experience was said to par-t
ticuarly fit him to represent the pub-t
Prof. Laylin K. James, who workedr
with Douglas for two years in a New
York law firm, declared he was one
of the most capable men that Roose-
velt has yet appointed to the bench
in spite of the fact that he is but 40
years old, the youngest man to be
appointed since Justice Story.
Douglas was chosen, Professor
James said, to satisfy the clamor for
a justice who would represent the
West and because in his career as
teacher of law at Columbia and Yale
he has shown marked tendencies ap-
pealing to the New Dealers.
The knowledge of corporate finance
that Douglas has acquired, Profes-
sor Durfee said, "is accompanied by
a particular orientation. He has of
necessity-viewed corporate financel
with his attention- centered on the in-
terest of the public. ' Since most of
the problems which come before the
Supreme Court have at least two
sides, Douglas' approach will be a val-
Accord Looms
King Victor Emanuel Bids
For Peace Negotiations
ROME, March 23.-(AP)-King Vit-
torio Emanuele declared Italy's de-
sire for peace in troubled Europe to-
day with words which diplomats said
left the way open for a negotiated
settlement of her quarrel with France.
The sovereign of the Italian em-
pire, in a speech to the Senate and
newly-formed Chamber of Fasces and
Guilds, recalled a note which Premier
Mussolini's government sent to France
last Dec. 17.
The note, its complete contents
never divulged, denounced a 1935
settlement of long-standing claims
against France in Africa and called
for a new colonial deal.
Italians considered the King's
speech, marking Fascism's 20th birth-
day, an invitation to France to make
Italy an offer.
"The French government knows

uable supplement to thattof members
of the Court whose past experience
"n finance has made them peculiarly
aware of the needs of business en-
Douglas will also contribute an in-
timate understanding of the problems1
of the administrative tribunal, Pro-r
fessor Durfee declared, and will rep-
resent the views of members of such
commissions. "From the inside, Doug-
las' experience will supplement the
experience of those judges who know
administrative agencies only from the
outside. It gives needed assurance
that the Court, in its essentially
benevolent efforts to hold administra-
tion to standards of due process, will
not cripple administration."
Martin Elected.
National Flying
Club President,
Michigan Group Awarded
Second Place In Race
For Collegiate Trophy
Edward Martin, '41E, head of the
University Flying Club, was elected
president of the National Intercol-
legiate Flying Club Wednesday at the
annual Washington, D.C. flying rally,
held jointly with the National Aero-
nautic Association.
The Michigan Flying Club was'
awardedrsecond place in the compe-
tition for the Loening Trophy, won
by Stanford University. The award
was based on the Universities' rec-
ords in the National Intercollegiate
Flying Meet and on the clubs' flying
activity. Although Michigan fin-
ished third in the flying competition,
it merited second place due to the
fact that eight student members
gained licences during the past year.
Martin, who attended the rally
along with Glenn Brink, '39E, and
Dave Margold, '42, announced a fly-
ing meet to be held Sunday in prep-
aration for the National Flying Meet
to be held the last week in June at
Kenyon College. In addition to this
practice meet Sunday, Michigan will
compete in the Midwestern Meets in
May at the University of Detroit and
Kenyon College.
Kipke Defeat Urged
By Alumni Group
A demand that voters of the state
defeat Harry G. Kipke, former head
football coach and candidate for Re-
gent, because of the political afflia-
tions which won him nomination
was urged yesterday by a group of
alumni headed by James K. Watkins,

Princeton Stars Threaten
National Marks; Olympic
Champions To Compete
Mike Peppe Juggles
Ohio State Entries
What Olympic Coach Bob Kiphuth
calls "the finest field of collegiate
swimmers ever assembled" will meet
today and tomorrow at the Intramur-
al Pool as Michigan attempts to
march to its sixth consecutive title
under as peculiar circumstances as
have ever attended any of the 15
previous National Collegiate meets.
The pre-meet dope became almost
inexplicably garbled as Mike Peppe
master-minded his entries into un-
foreseen combinations at a drawn-
out coaches meeting last night that
lasted three and a half hours.
Entries Submitted
At the meeting each coach submit-
ted his entries without being cogni-
ant of the choices of other coaches.
Peppe, thinking that Adolph'-Kiefer,
Olympic back stroke champion from
Texas, would enter the dorsal event,
withdrew his Big Ten champion and
co-record holder, Harold "Curly"
Stanhope from this event and placed
him in the 1500 meters and 440-yard
free style. Peppe's motive was that
Kiefer and Al Vande Weghe, Prince-
on's defending champion, could both
beat Stanhope while Michigan's Char-
ley Barker, who whipped Stanhope
in Big Ten preliminaries in record
time, would fight him all the way.
But Barker is not entered in the
back stroke and when Texas' Bob
Tarlton was withdrawn because of
"poor condition," second place in the
event becomes a toss-up between
Michigan's Bill Beebe and Yale's Joe
Quayle Withdrawn
Then Billy Quayle was withdrawn
from the medley to enter the 220.
Quayle just failed to qualify for the
1936 Olympics in this event.
But the story is still Michigan
against the field and in spite of its
four Olympic stars and a plethora
of other material, the field is rated
on the short end.
Although Mike Peppe still retains
vestiges of the pessimism he showed
two days ago when he conceded the
title to Michigan he has hopes that
other teams may cut into Wolverine
free style strength much as Ohio's
strength was cut down last year when
the Wolverines nosed them out by
one point.
For a few hours yesterday after-
noon Buckeye hopes hit a new low
when Earl Clark, counted on for
second places in both diving events,
(Continued on Page 3)
Nazi Students
Cases .Indicate
(Editor's Note: This is the third in a
series of articles on German exchange
students in the United States. Infor-
mation has been furnished by a mem-
ber of the U.S. Congress.)
Specific cases which prove that
certain German exchange students
and visiting professors have dissem-
inated pro-Nazi propaganda in the
United States, as alleged in a recent
Congressional investigation, can be
offered in reply to the "denial" pub-
lished in yesterday's Daily.
Outstanding among "promoters of
better understanding among na-
tions" was Dr. Dietrich Zwicker, a
German exchange student at the
University of Kansas in 1936.
Zwicker, who wore. a swastika pin
in his lapel, made an extra-curricu-

lar visit to St. Joseph, Kansas, dur-
ing the school year. In a speech be-
fore a local German-American or-
ganization, reported by the St. Jo-
seph Gazette, he compared "Hitler
the house painter to Lincoln the rail
splitter." Nazi atrocities, according
to Zwicker, "were an inevitable occur-
rence in transition."
Attending Columbia University as
an exchange student, Dellef Sahm,
son of the mayor of Berlin, delivered

Japanese Occupation Of Hainan
Seen Threat To Foreign Interests

(Editor's Note: This article was writ-I
ten in consultation with members of
the geography department.)
Japan's recent occupation of the
island of Hainan off the coast of ex. -
treme South China was not only an
attempt by the Japanese to complete
the Chinese blockade, but has also
been construed in some quarters as a
direct threat to French, British, Dutch
and American interests in the Far
Of the Occidental interests in-
volved, France was most dangered by
the Japanese occupation. Although
Hainan's political status is unques-
tionably Chinese, the French have

France's protest, however, was pri-
marily motivated by -two highly im-
portant factors. First, Hainan lies
directly on the Gulf of Tonkin within
easy striking distance of French Indo-
China. The second consideration of
the French government is that Jap-
an's position in Hainan could enable
her to cut the key Hanoi-Yunan rail-
road over which Japanese claim the
French are sending munitions frorn
Indo-China to the Chiang-Kai-Shek
Hainan is also located in easy
position to cut the highly important
British trade route from Singapore

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