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Peace Or War
In Bloody Harlan? . .



Dorothy Shipman
Is Named 1939-40
League President

Ship Building
By Roosevelt

Britain Seeks
Definite Pact
To Stop Nazis,

Insurgents Seize Madrid
To End Spanish Civil War;
Loyalist Leaders Flee City
Senate Backs Regent Poll;ist Sym"blOResistance
L ais General Franco

Will Build Two
Ton Battleships
As The World's


England Also I


Use In

s Planning
Its Forces

Alberta Wood Treasurer;
Mary Honecker Wins
Position As Secretary
Betty Slee Heads
Judiciary Council
D~orothy Shipman, '40, was appoint-
ed president of the League for the
coming year by the League executive
committee yesterday. Alberta Wood,
'40, was named treasurer, and Mary'
Honecker, '40, secretary. Betty Slee,
'40, was appointed chairman of Judi-
ciary Council by the out-going chair-
man, Sybil Swartout, '39.
Miss Shipman, of Oak Park, Ill.,
was recently voted president of Pan-
hellenic Association. She will resign
to accept the League presidency.
A member of Pi Beta Phi and Wy-
vern, junior women's honor society,
Miss Shipman was general chairman
of the 1939 Junior Girls Play. She
worked on the music and finance
committees for Freshman Project in
1937, and the ticket and finance
committees for the 1938 Sophomore
Cabaret. Miss Shipman was also a
member of the editorial staff of the
Michiganensian in 1937-38, and the
social committee of the League.
A member of Delta Gamma and
president of Wyvern, Miss Wood is
from Anchorage, Ky. She was general
chairman of Freshman Project in
1937, and the originator for the
theme of the Sophomore Cabaret last
year. She has worked on the candy
booth, social, transfer Orientation and
Theatre Arts committees of the
League. As Mrs. Culpepper, she took
one of the leading parts in the 1939
Junior Girls Play.
Miss Honecker, of Grand Rapids,
transferred from Grand Rapids Junior
College this year. She was general
chairman of Assembly Banquet, a
._emberov412e- Theatre Arts, merit
and social committees of the League
and the J.G.P. program committee.
Miss Slee, "the new chairman of
Judiciary Council, is from Toledo, O.
She has been a member of the Coun-
cil for two years. Miss Slee, a mem-
ber of WYVelin, was assistant chair-
man of last year's Sophomore Caba-
ret, and she has worked for the The-
atre Arts committee of the League
and the Michigras ticket committee.
She was also a member of the busi-'
ness staff 'of the Michiganensian last
The remaining appointments to the
new Undergraduate Council of the
League will be made at Installation
Banquet at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the
ballroom and Grand Rapids Room of
the League. The three League vice
presidents and the chairmen of
League committees will be introduced
following the banquet when installa-
tion will be held.
Plan To Lower
Allen - Rumsey
Room Charge
Erection Of New Units
Reduces Rates To $80;
Students Eat In Dorms
Completion of the new dormitory
units will result in lower prices for
dormitory rooms and cause the cost
of Allen-Rumsey rooms to be lowered
from $90 to $80 a semester, Prof.
Charles T. Olmstead, assistant dean
of students, declared yesterday.
Speaking before residents of Allen-
Rumsey, Professor Olmstead revealed
that single rooms and suites consist-
ing of a study and bedroom will be
featured in the new units along with
double rooms such as are contained in
Charges in the new dormitories, he

said, would be $75 and $80 for double
rooms; $85 and $95 for single rooms
and $85 and $95 for suites.
Residents of the new buildings,
Dean Olmstead declared, will be re-
quired to eat in specially provided
dining rooms. A limited number of
upper-classmen will be residents.
Bursley Seeks Applicants
For Orientation Positions
Students interested in applying for

. * *

Assures Supremacy
Over Japan's Fleet
WASHINGON, March 28.-()-
President Roosevelt has approved the
construction of two battleships of
45,000 tons, expected to be the world's
mightiest, to assure continued Ameri-
can naval supremacy over Japan.
The White House announced to-
day that the Chief Executive had
given~the Navy authority to proceed
with its plans, in accordance with
provisions of last year's billion-dollar
fleet-expansion act.
Will Start This Year
The floating fortresses, faster and
more heavily armed than the six
capital craft of 35,000 tons each al-
ready building, are to be started this
year, under Navy plans.
A request for initial funds was in-
cluded in the Navy's $758,000,000
budget for the forthcoming fiscal
year, on which a House appropria-
tions subcommittee started hearings
It is expected that funds for the
third 45,000-ton vessel authorized in
the expansion act, and others of the
same magnitude, will be sought from
subsequent Congresses, in the absence
of a new treaty curbing arms.
Has Authority To Build
The Navy already has authority to
replace battleships as they pass the
age of maximum military usefulness.
Nine thus will become over age by the
end of 1946. Inasmuch as the former
London Treaty limit of 35,000 tons
was increased by 10,000 tons last year
by joint action of the United States,
Great Britain and France, some of-
ficials believe the replacements may
be of the new maximum size with-
out further legislation.
Japan's refusal to assure the three
democratic powers that was con-
structing or had planned vessels no
larger than 35,000 tons left no doubt
that the President authorized the
larger craft with Japan in mind.
At his press conference today, how-
ever, Mr. Roosevelt said Japan's at-
titude was only one of a number of
reasons leading to the decision. He
declined to elaborate.
Charles M. Shaw
Wins Higbie Award
Charles M Shaw '40A was award-
ed the annual Jane Higbie Award in
iecorative design, it was announced
yesterday by Dean Wells I. Bennet of
the Architectural School. The award
is given each year to the sophomore
student who displays greatest origi-
nality and promise combined with
high scholarship.
Because of the exceptionally high
standard of the work entered this
year, three honorable mention awards
have been granted to Janet Fisher,
'41A, Chauncey Korten, '41A, and
Margaret Whittemore, '41A.

Non-Aggression Bloc
Will ShowStrength
LONDON, March 28. -(P)- The
House of Commons cheered today
Oovernment announcements t h a t
Britain was "actively continuing" ne-
gotiations for an Anti-Aggression
Front and that "political develop-
ments made further progress impos-
sible" in trade talks with Germany.
British diplomats, meanwhile, were
reported to be seeking definite mili-
tary alliances designed to halt the
expansion of Nazi Gern any; the Gov-
ernment planned loans' and subsidies
to fit the merchant marine for pos-
sible use in wartime; an increase in
the British territorial army was be-
ing considered, and General Viscount
Gort, chief of the Army General
Staff, went to France for military
zonferences and inspections.
Oliver Stanley, President of the
Board of Trade, told the Commons,
gravely worried over the Govern-I
ment's delay in rallying European
democracies in a United Front, that:
"I have informed the Federation
(of British industries) that while
there can be no doubt regarding the
value of the preliminary work which
they have accomplished (in trade
discussions with German industrial-
ists), recent political developments
have created a situation which while
it lasts has made further progress
Prime Minister Chamberlain re-
fused to end the secrecy surrounding
British diplomacy, but said his plans
to form a bloc against aggression
went "a good deal further" than mere
consultation among the interested
Muskegon Editor
Will Lecture Today
Archie McCrea, editor of the Mus-
kegon Chronicle, will deliver the sixth
in a series of journalism lectures at 3
p.m. today in Room E Haven Hall un-
der the auspices of the journalism de-
partment. He will talk on "The News-
paper and Public Opinion."
McCrea has been a member of the
University Press Club of Michigan
since its inception 20 years ago and
is considered one of the outstanding
editors of the State. The lectures are
being conducted for those interested
in the field of journalism.
Albaladejo Speaks Today
Prof. Jose N Albaladejo of the

AsksKipkeA ttend Meeting

SFalls After 32 Months

Regent Beal Favors
Student Group
Against Former


In a heated three-hour session last
night, the Student Senate voted to
submit the six candidates for the Uni-
versity's Board of Regents to the cam-
pus in a general referendum vote
on the regular Student Senate elec-
tion ballot Friday. Voters of the State
will decide the question Monday.
At the same time, the Senate
" recognizing the difficulties in mak-
ing a last minute appearance," em-
powered a committee composed of,
William Grier, '39, Robert Perlman,
'39, and Martin B. Dworkis, '40, to
"try to arrange with Harry Kipke to
appear before an open meeting of
the Stpweut Senate at his conven-
ience in order to express his views.
This move was taken by the Senate
following a request by Mr. Kipke for
such a meeting last week after he
had been notified of the body's action
requesting that voters of the State
"unconditionally repudiate" his can-
Desire for a regency straw vote was
prompted by campus criticism of the
Senate's action of last week, Senators
explained. It was felt that all students
should be given the opportunity to
express their opinion on a matter of
such vital importance to the Uni-
The candidates for the Board of
Regents are: Republicans, Harry G.
Kipke and Joseph Herbert; Demo-
crats, Dr. Dean Myers and Charles
Lockwood; Socialists, Harold Chalk
and Francis King.
Nine Senators, "without wishing in
any way to deny the direction of the
Senate's earlier acts," expressed dis-
approval of the method used in the
body's repudiation of Mr. Kipke. They
are: John Hulbert, '40, Ethel Nor-
berg, '40, William Grier, '39, Donald
Counihan, '41, John O'Hara, '39, Ted
Grace, '39, John Goodell, '40, Tom
Adams, '40, James Tobin, '41. Eleven
approved the Senate's manner of
action and two abstained.
Williams Leads
Mo st Popular
. professor' Vote


Play Will Open
Four-Day Runt
Tonight the play will be the thing
when Play Production opens its four-
day presentation of Shakespeare's
"Two Gentlemen of Verona" at 8:30
p.m. at the Lydia Mendelssohn The-
atre. A special matinee will be given
at 2:30 Saturday.
Edward Jurist, '39, who played in,
"Counsellor-at-Law," and "The Pet-1
rified Forest," and Karl Klauser, '39,
will portray the two gentlemen, Val-
entine and Proteus.
Marguerite Mink, '41, a Play Pro-'
duction newcomer, will alternate'
with veteran Ellen Rothblatt, '39, on,
performances of Sylvia. Bettie How-;
ard, '39, will alternate with another
veteran, Miriam Brous, Grad., in the
role of Julia.
"Two Gentlemen of Verona" is
Shakespeare's first romantic comedy,
and has never received a professional
New York production. The oppor-
tunity to present Ann Arbor with a
work of the playwright that is to all
intents and purposes new to theatre-
goers, was taken by Play Production
in selecting this play. It contains the
beginnings of the characters that
were later developed by Shakespeare{
in "Romeo 'and Juliet," "Twelfth
Night" and "Merchant of Venice."
Thor Johnson's Little Symphony
(Continued on Page 6)
Fay Bennett To Talk
To Anti-War Group
In preparation for the April 20
"strike against war," Fay Bennett of
the Youth Committee Against War
will speak at a rally at 8 p.m. tomor-
row at Lane Hall.
Sponsored by the Anti-War Com-
mittee, Miss Bennett will speak on
"This Year's Strike Against War."
Formerly field secretary of the
American Student Union, Miss Ben-
nett left the ASU on the adoption
of its present peace policy to become
financial secretary of the Youth
Committee Against War.

* * *
Further opposition to Harry . G.
Kipke, former head football coach'
and storm-center of the April elec-
tion, developed yesterday when
Junius E. Beal, veteran Republicana
member of the Board of Regents,
came out in support of Dr. Dean W.
Myers, and announcement was made
by Sol Sobsey, '40Ed, of formation of1
a Non-Partisan Committee on the
Election of Regents which will op-1
pose the former coach's candidacy.,
Regent Beal, a regent for 32 years1
who retires this spring, declared that3
the "irregular" method in whichl
"one of the present candidates" was
chosen should be "rebuked" at, thea
polls. The statement was regarded1
as a slap at Kipke. "We have a good
Ann Arbor man, a good businesse
man, who is available," he said. "Wei
can make no mistake in voting for
Dean Myers."f
Sobsey, who played varsity foot-
ball when Kipke was coach, declared
that the committee members "as stu-
dents realize Kipke's contributions asj
a football coach but we feel that in
running for the Board of Regents he
is ill-advised and only causing em-
barrassment to all concerned."
Members of the group's executive
committee are, besides Sobsey: Jack
Sullivan, '39; Max Hodge, '39; Carrell,
Leuchtmann; John Uhl, '39L; Joseph
T. Bibik; Robert Emerine, '39; Rob-
ert Forsythe, '41, and Horace W. Gil-
more, '39.
In the statement the group de-
clared "As Michigan men we hold the
University above personal interests.
We hope Mr. Kipke does the same.
If he does he will certainly withdraw
his candidacy. His background does
not fit him for the position, the odor
of machine politics could be detected
in his nomination and the fact that
he was discharged by the very Board
for which he is now running creates
an unpleasant situation."
European Adviser
On Cities To Speak
Sir Raymond Unwin, adviser to the
British Government in town plan-
ning and housing will address mem-
bers of landscape design classes to-
morrow on the subject of the de-
sign of Letchworth, England's first
modern planned city.
The morning talks are open to as
many as can fill the space available
in the classrooms. A general meeting
in the afternoon on the topic of
"Present Day Trends in City Plan-
ning and Housing" will be open to
the public. Sir Raymond was co-
designer of Letchworth, which has
been called revolutionary in the field
of city planning.

U.S. Is Prepared
To Raise Embargo
MADRID, March 28.-(IP)-Shell-
torn Madrid, symbol of Republican
resistance during 32 months of Civil
War, passed today into the hands of
Nationalist Generalissimo Francisco
After holding Nationalist forces at
the edge of the war-weary, hungering
capital for nearly 29 months, the Cen-
tral Army withdrew from defense
lines and hoisted white flags this
The fall of the city was regarded
as the virtual end of the savage, de-
structive conflict which had fright-
ened Europe for so long.
Franco's triumphant troops
marched into Madrid early in the
afternoon. Not a shot was fired. The
tired populace cheered and danced.
In the early morning hours Gen-
eral Jose Miaja, head of the National
Defense Council and onetime "Savior
of Madrid," his War Minister Segi-
mundo Casado, -and all Republican
leaders except Foreign Minister Ju-
Ilan Besteiro fled the city.
Thousands of Madrid's "fifth col-
umn"-secret Franco sympathizers-
swarmed into the streets then and
began taking over public utilities,
communications and other vital cen-
Nationalist authorities followed the
troops into the. capital. They im-
mediately assumed control of the mu-
nicipal administration. One of their
first acts was to free 18,000 political
prisoners and Nationalist sympa-
thizers held in Madrid prisons.
As the troops entered, jubilant
crowds thronged the streets., They
gave the Nationalist salute and shout-
ed, "Arriba Espana!" ("Up Spain!")
and "Viva Franco!" Nationalist flags
were flown everywhere.
It was not known when Franco
himself would arrive. In some quar-
ters it was believed the Generalissimo
would delay his triumphant entry two
or three days, after "cleanup opera-
tions" are completed.
The surrender, expected for days,
was ordered by Colonel Adolfo Prada,
who succeeded Casado as commander
of the Central Army when Casado
becape a member of the National
Defense Council.
Believe United States
Will Lift Embargo
WASHINGTON, March 28.-(P)-
Now that the Spanish War is over,
the Administration is preparing to do
something it refused several times
to do in the face of great pressure-
lift the Embargo on shipment of
arms to Spain.
With Madrid in the hands of Gen-
eral Franco, officials said today that
lifting the embargo need not await
American recognition of they Franco
regime, since it would take account
solely of the state of fact and not
the legal situation.
Secretary of State Cordell Hull
made known today that he was col-
lecting information on the Spanish
question before deciding on recog-
nition of the victorious regime.
However, officials have expressed
the opinion that President Roosevelt
has power to end the embargo im-
mediately after he finds that the war
is over.
First enforced following a joint
resolution of Congress of .Jan. 8, 1937,
the embargo eventually became the
target of vigorous campaigns both in
and out of Congress when it appeared
that the Loyalists were losing and
needed American arms.
The State Department has just cal-
culated that up to and including Feb.
11, 167,105 telegrams, letters, post-
cards and printed forms poured into
the White House and State Depart-

ment, beginning in March, 1938, when
the agitation for lifting the embargo
Of this number only 15,888 opposed
the lifting of the embargo.
Many more have flooded the State
Department and White House since

Effects Of Supre
Decision Disc

While the decision of the Supreme
Court Monday in the O'Keefe Vs.
New York State income tax case is
a desirable one, the consequences will
not be as important or as wholly de-
sirable as seems to be populary sup-
posed, Dean Henry M. Bates of the
Law School, declared yesterday.
"The abuse of tax-exempt securi-
ties should be prohibited, of course,
but that is involved only by implica-
tion in the present decision," Dean
Bates said. "It is obvious that taxa-
tion by each government of the oth-
er government's official salaries will
not only create no wealth, but will not
add, for many years, very greatly
to the income of the Federal Gov-
ernment. Insofar as a Federal tax
of state salaries takes money out of
the states, less money will be spent
therein, and the total of taxable
property and salaries may be slight-
ly diminished in amount.
"In all probability, moreover, grad-
ual and piecemeal readjustment of
salaries, to meet the loss incident to


Spanish department will be the ' I I
speaker at a Spanish lecture spon- Prof. Mentor Williams of the Eng-
sored by La Sociedad Hispanica at lish department leads by a large mar-
4:15 p.m. today in Room 108 Ro- gin in the first day of the race for
mance Language Building. His sub- most popular professor on campus
ject will be "El Cid-in History and as revealed by the Michiganensian
Legend." all-campus election.
More than 200 votes were cast in
the election yesterday, according to
the Court Tax Charles L. Kettler, '39E, business
manager of the 'Ensian. The poll,
which will also decide the campus
clown, campus beauty and typical
sdBstudent, will be conducted through
and is not a decision that the Federal In first place for campus beauty is
Government may tax the salaries of Mary Minor, '40, three votes ahead of
state officials or employes, Dean the next contender, Jenny Petersen,
Bates explained. But the Court, in '39, with Marcia Connell relegated to
other recent decisions, had gone far third place. Jack Reed, '39, and
to destroy the immunity of state of- Ralph Heikkinen, '39, are running a
ficials from Federal taxation of their close race for typical Michigan stu-
salaries. The nature of the prob- dent. The title of campus clown thus
lem, which involves reciprocal rela- far is in the hands of Charlie Zwick,
tions, and the implications in Justice '39SM, with Bob Canning, '39, five
Stone's opinion, would seem to leave votes behind.
no room for doubt that when and if In second place for most popular
called upon to do so, the Supreme professor is Prof. Bennett Weaver of
Court would sustain the validity of the English department. Others near
Federal taxation of state salaries. the top include Prof. Karl Litzenberg
"If this question had arisen with- of the English department, Prof. Nor-
in the last few years, for the first man Maier of the psychology depart-
time, unaffected by historical con-- ment, Prof. Paul M. Cuncannon of
siderations and prior decision of the the political science department, Dr.
Court, I would say that the conclu- William M. Brace of Health Service
sion reached in this case would be an and Prof. Vincent A. Scanio of the
entirely permissible and logical one," romance languages department.
he said. "But the case did not so Rating high for campus beauty are
arise. In the historical aspect, I Margaret Cram, '39, Marion Baxter,
think it quite clear that in the early '39, and Jane Nussbaum, '39 in fourth,
days of the republic such a decision fifth and sixth places respectively.
would not have been reached, for For campus clown, Max Hodge, '39,
the belief in so-called 'state sov- and Jack Brennan, '39, are running

Front Doors Of Union
Now Opened To Women
The PWA and industrial progress
have collaborated to increase equality
of the sexes, according to the an-
nouncement made yesterday by Stan-
ley Waltz, manager of the Union, that
women will be allowed to use the

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