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warmer tomorrow


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The Polish Students
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Tht Umbella HMan;
I.e-w Does He Remain? .



Student Senate Poll
Draws 2,033 Votes;
Myers Leads Kipke

At End Of 14th Transfer
Of Votes Three Win
Student Senate Posts
Local Doctor Wins
Regency Straw Vote
By the end of the 14th count in the
all-campus P.R. vote that yesterday
drew '2,033 to the polls, three candi-
dates for the Student Senate had
been declared elected, while Dr. Dean
Myers, Ann Arbor, nearly doubled the
votes of former Coach Harry G. Kip-
ke In the straw vote for Regent.
Newly-elected Senators in the order
of their election are: Clarence Sahlin,
Liberal Conservative, who obtained
the vote quota of 124 at the end of
the first ballot; Joseph Gies, '39,
American Student Union, the only
candidate for reelection, who re-
gained his seat at the end of the
eighth ballot; and Arthur Peters, run-
ning on the Young Communist League
ticket who was the third '0o be elected,
at the end of the 14th count.
Voters gave Democrat Dr. Myers,
a former member of the faculty, 1,095
votes to 613 for Republican Kipke.
Democrat Charles Lockwood, Detroit
attorney, polled 585 votes, while the
Republican candidate from the Upper
Peninsula had 482. Francis King,
Socialist, secured 144 votes and his
running mate, Harold Chalk was giv-
en 107 votes.
After the 14th transfer of votes,
candidates stood as follows at press
time: Paul C. Robertson, '40E, In-
dependent, 113 votes; Jack Grady,
'42, 110 votes; Raymond Dwyer, '41,
Conservative, 100; and Frank A. Du-
bell, '40, 80 votes.
Twelve votes less than one per
cent of the total cast in the Student
Senate election, 1937, were declared
invalid because of improper mark-
ins, This number is very small,
Magdol said, in view of the large
number of ballots cast.
The quota of 124 necessary for
election was obtained by dividing
1985, the total number of valid votes
by 16, the number of Senate seats
Counting continued on into the
night and elections head Magdol said
that complete returns would be
ready for tomorrow's paper.
Harry Kelsey, '41, of the University
Coalition, was the first to be elimin-
ated from the race, at the end of
the third count, and Francis Houri-
gan, '41, followed Kelsey out on the
fourth ballot.
As the tallying went on, it became
apparent that with the exception of
the ASU slate, party lines were ig-
nored by the voters. Gies and Peters
won their transfer votes from ASU
candidates Hugo Reichard, '39, Mary
Cummins, '42, Frank Johnson, '40,
and Bud Dober, '41.
The election board was composed
of Edward Magdol, '39, chairman;
Stuart Knox, '40, Daniel Rosenkoff,
'40, Raoul Weissman, '39, Carol Rock-
well, Grad., Pal Banner, '42, Miriam
Sper, '39, George Mutnick,'39, and
Norman A. Schorr, '40.
Miners Confer
To End Strike
338,000 Workers Await
Agreement On Terms
NEW YORK, March 31.-(PA)-As
338,000 miners awaited word wheth-
er they would go to work Monday,
eight men representing labor and
management met tonight in an effort
to agree upon contract terms and
prevent a shutdown of the bitumin-
ous coal industry throughout the Ap-
palachian area.
The two-year wage-and-hour con-
tract for the area which produces 70

per cent of the nation's soft coal ex-
pires at midnight; and the miners will
not work without a contract. Officials
of the United Mine Workers of
America (CIO) said that miners,
facing a two-day respite, would be
advised by officials of each local not
to report for duty Monday unless
Bar Favors Judicial
Nonpartisan Election

Popularity Poll
Is To Continue
Through Today
Balloting for the Michiganensian
popularity election will continue to-
day because of the great amount of
enthusiasm aroused among students,
according to CharlesL. Kettier, '39E,
director of the elections. Voting is
being conducted in the Angell Hall
Lobby and in te center of the diag-
Prof. Mentor Williams of the Eng-
lish department remains far ahead
of all his opponents for most popular
professor, nearly doubling his votes
yesterday. Following him with less
than half as many votes are Prof.
Paul Cuncannon of the political sci-
ence department, Prof. Krl Litzen-
berg of the English department and
Prof. Louis G. Vander Velde of the
history department.
In spite of Bud Benjamin's efforts
to support Ralph Heikkinen, '39, for
typical student, he, Benjamin, still
retains a good margin in first place.
According to Benjamin in his sport
column in yesterday's Daily, "If I am
'typical' of the Michigan student, this
institution is not only declining, but
it has entirely gone to pot." Obvious-
ly, however, his fans do not agree
with him.
Marcia Connell, '39, still leads the
race for beauty queen, but Eli, Beta's
dog, is only a scarce seven votes be-
hind. Margaret Cram, '39, has fallen
to third place with Jenny Petersen,
'39, holding fourth. A new entrant in
the beauty contest is the Senior En-
gineer's Ring which received 68 votes
in one.day.
Spanish Group
Plans To Show
Mexican Films
Movie Of Mayan Indians
Wednesday To Follow
Play GivenTuesday
A little-known tribe of Mexican
Indians, photographed late last year
by Harland Danner, '39, will be the
theme of a movie, "Life with the
Lacandones," to be shown here Wed-
nesday under the auspices of La So-
ciedad Hispanica.
In addition, the Society's play for
this year, "Sueno de una Noche de
Agosto" (An August Night's Dream)
will be presented on Tuesday night.
But presentations will be given in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Danner himself will lecture on the
movies, which he took during a 60-
day stay in one of the wildest and
most primitive regions in the western
hemisphere: on the Mexican-Guate
malan border.
The play, by Martinez Sierra, after
more than a month in the process of
production, is now nearing perfection,
under the direction of Dr. Charles
N. Staubach, Ermelindo A. Mercado
and J. Chalmers Herman, all of the
Spanish department.
Action of the play, a light comedy
in three acts, centers about Rosario,
a "young moderne" with old senti-
ments and new ideas. She yearns for
the independehce her three brothers
have, and wants to make her own
mark in the world. But "love," in the
form of a young man's hat, and fol-
lowed by the man himself, blows in,
through her window one August
night. Then follows a short and un-
usual romance filled with amusing
and unexpected incidents. Rosario is
finally won by the intruder, who

turns out to be her favorite author, a
cynical writPer of popular sentimen-
tal novels.
Argentina To Probe
Secret Nazi Moves
BUENOS AIRES, March 31.-~)_-
Foreign Minister Jose Maria Cantillo
today announced all departments of
the Argentine government would join
in an investigation of charges that

Professor McMurrich
Honored By Regents
In recognition of distingushed serv-
ice to the University, the Board of
Regents passed a resolution yesterday
in tribute to the memory of Prof.
James Playfair McMurrich. The
Board's action broke a precedent,
since Professor McMurrich was no
longer a member of the University
Born in Toronto, Professor McMur-
rich obtained the Bachelor of Arts
Degree from the University of Toron-
to in 1879. He became a professor of
anatomy here in 1930 at a critical
period in the development of the
Medical School, and brought to his
research and to his teaching a broad
background in the biological sciences.
The resolution passed by the Board
states: "His teaching was vivid and
stimulating, his administration of
his own department progressive and
his counsel in directing the affairs,
of the school thoughtfully construc-
Regents Name
Price To Poat
Of Carillonneur

Union Dorm
Contract Is


To Stearnes Company
Appointment of Franklin P. Price
as professor of composition and caril-
loneur high-lighted the routine
monthly Board of Regents meeting
professor Price, who is now caril--
loneur at Peace Tower, Ottawa, Can-'
ada, had previously served as guest
carilloneur here.
The Regents awarded the StearnesE
Company of Chicago a $48,940 con-
tract for kitchen equipment for the
Union dormitory group and another
of $9,589 for medical dormitory kit-
chen equipment. Twenty-five newf
alumni scholarships for students who
live in territories of the state where
there are no University of Michigan|
clubs were established.
The title of Prof. A. E. Wood was
changed from professor of sociology
and director of curriculum in social
wort to professor of sociology and
Uhairman of the degree program in
pre-professional social work.
A number of gifts were received
by the Regents. A donation of $200
came from the American Wildlife
Institute for the fish management
fund of the Museum of Zoology. Other
gifts were: Betsy Barbour Alumnae
Association for Alumnae Council fel-
lowships, $50; Dr. A. S. Warthin me-
morial plaque fund to establish dor-
mitory furnishing fund, $42; Dr. S. R.
Light for expendible fellowship fund
with recipient to be chosen by botan-
ical gardens director, $600; Board of
Governors of Adelia Cheever House,
$25; for Hopwood room, $72; anony-
mous donation of valuable historical
papers for Michigan historical col-"
lection $500 for binding and arrang-
A number of valuable historical
documents were also received by the
German Club
To GiVe Play
Political Strife Is Theme
Of ComedyApril 24
Political strife in post-war Ger-
many is the theme of the German
play that the Deutscher Verein is
presenting April 24, Dr. Otto G. Graf
of the German department said yes-
The cast for the play, "Die Gegen-
kandidaten" includes: Marie K. Bach-
man, Grad., William H. Berry, '41
F&C, William B. Elmer, '41, David
H. Gibson, '41, James Gilbert, '42,
Emma Hirsch, '39, Kenneth B.
Marble, '41, John C. Ohrt, '40, Carl
W. Petersen, '40, Elizabeth Watkins.
'41, Raoul Weisman, '39, Edward
Wetter, '39. Ethel Winnai, '41, and
John A. Wolaver, '42SM
For the past few years, the Verein
has made a practice of presenting
an annual play to help students in
their understanding of the spoken
language. Dr. Graf said. This year's
four-act comedy will afford unusual
opportunity to learn the more modern
usage of German words inasmuch as
it is a modern play dealing with a
popular subject.
Efr Claims Hitler
H~as Peru Air Base

House Grants
Larger WPA
Economy Bloc Ends Strife
By Compromise On Slash
Of Relief Appropriation
Michigan's Share
Slashed For April
WASHINGTON, March 31.-(P)--
The House chose a compromise route
out of the latest relief embroglio to-
day by voting, 20 to 110, to appro-
priate $100,000,000 additional for
WPA for the current fiscal year.
The sum was $50,000,000 less than
the amount insistently and repeated-
ly demanded by President Roosevelt,
but was many milliois more than+
some members of the chamber wanted1
to appropriate.+
Before the final tally, the "economy
bloc" beat back two efforts to increase
the appropriation to $150,000,000 and
to $125,000,000. Then its forces divid-
ed on proposals to cut the figure be-
low $100,000,000, and New Dealers had
the satisfaction of seeing the House
disapprove any further reduction.
WPA Administrator F. C. Harring-
ton ordered today that WPA enroll-
ment be decreased from 8,000,000 to
2,800,000 by April 8. In Michigan, the
March authorized employment of
139,000 must be cut to 128,630 for
From the House, the appropriation
goes to the Senate, where an uncer-
tain fate awaits it. Efforts to restore
'the $50,000,000 lopped off the sum
requested by the President are expect-
The $100,000,000 is intended to sup-
plement money already appropriated
to carry WPA through June 30.
President Roosevelt asked in Janu-
ary for $875,000,000 to cover the last
five months of the year. Congress ap-
propriated $725,000,000 fhstead, and'
Mr. Roosevelt immediately asked that
the difference of $150,000,000 be pro-
vided. Later, he repeated his request.
Today's action was the outcome. '
The effort of administration sup-
porters to increase the appropriation
to $150,000,000 today was defeated,
205 to 156, and the increase to $125,-1
000,000 was rejected, 207 to 160.
Interviews Held
For Camp Jobs
Conmiittee Representative
To Be Held April 19 +
Interviews for positions in the
Work Camps sponsored by the Friends
Service Committee will be given by
Elmore Jackson, Friends repre-
sentative, here on April 19.
At present there are six Work
Camps, located in those areas of
America that are facing major eco-
nomic adjustment to which Michigan
students may go. The Michigan camp
is in Flint where campers develop
recreational facilities and discuss with
manufacturers and labor leaders
many problems of production, dis-
tribution and labor relations. Other
camps are located in the T.V.A. dis-
trict, the Pennsylvania coal fields,
the Georgia hill country, the Califor-
nia harbor area, and the Mississippi
Delta region.
Mr. Jackson makes a tour of the
nation each spring to select those
students who are best qualified for

the development of these areas. He
has been in charge of the camps for
several years, and has been especially
successful in bringing together the
business, labor and student interests
under study.
Japani Seizes
French Islands,
Coral Group i China Sea
Strategically Located
TOKYO, March 31.-(A)-Japan
announced today she had assumed
jurisdiction over the Spratly Islands,
247 acres of coral reef strategically
situated in the South China Sea and
claimed by France in 1933.
The group of islands, important
principally as a possible base for sea-
planes and submarines, lie equidis-
tant-about 350 mileS - from the
IPhiirin n t he northeast. British

Hitler Expected To Rebuff

Allies' Pact

Dr. Ruthven Completes Tenth
Year Of Service. To- University
Faculty Honors Man Who Taught New Educational
Philosophy; Is Celebrating 57th Birthday

Dr. Alexander Grant Ruthven to-
day will celebrate his fifty-seventh
birthday and tenth year as President
of the University.
In that decade an educational phil-
osophy which has as its chief purposes
coordination of University activities
and increasingly intimate relations
between faculty and student has been
proven by the acid test of time. The
University has drawn an ever-in-
creasing enrollment which this year
will total more than 18,000; the physi-
cal plant has been expanded at the
cost of millions of dollars and the
traditional gap between students and
faculty has, to a great extent, been
'The great trouble with higher edu-I
cational institutions is that when a
man is named to the presidency in
many cases he assumes that the office
makes him omniscient and he immed-
iately sets himself up as an authorityj
on every phase of education," Dr.
Ruthven declared in explaining the
philosophy which has guided the Uni-
versity's destinies during the last 10_
"It seemed to me that the Universi-t
ty staff was composed of educationalz
experts who should determine educa-
tional policies because of their specialf
training. The president's job woulde
be to see that these policies did notI
conflict; to make sure that the Uni-
versity developed as a coordinated in-
stitution," Dr. Ruthven continued.-
"It becomes increasingly clear as
the years pass that the University'st
Leadership has always been in that1
tradition-leaders who accepted ad- ,
vice from those qualified to speak; -
unifying and erasing any lack of
understanding between v a r io u s
groups; making the University grow
steadily and soundly. I have attempt-
ed to continue and refine that tradi-
"My position, as I see it," Dr. Ruth-
ven declared, "is like that of a ship's
captain. He holds the vessel on'its
course, measures the importance of
approaching storms. Perhaps he is
forced to fall off but he must bring
the ship back on its plotted course.
For 10 years I have attempted to
steer that ship."1
"The faculty, under this education-
Final Showings
Of Comedy Hit
Are Due Today
After a first-night sellout, Play
Production's current presentation,
"Two Gentlemen of Verona," will be
presented twice again today in a
matinee and an evening performance.
Commenting on the opening per-
formance, Prof. Kenneth Rowe of
the English department described the
play as surpassing in presentation
any Broadway has done in recent
years. And the scores of people who
were turned away at last night's per-
formance refute the rumors, as far as
Ann Arbor is concerned, that the play
was one of Shakespeare's worst.
Designer James Doll's innovation
of presenting a Shakespeare play as
it should be-without interruption fo'
scene changes-by means of a three-
level stage with sliding backdrops that
move while the-play goes on, was ac-
claimed a major item in the play's
The reason for the success of the
play might well be summed up in
Professor Rowe's statement: "Shake-
speare's worst is better than most
authors' best." The box office of the
Lydia Mendelssohni expects a sellout
again tonight, the last performance.
'hey point to their special matinee at
2:30 p.m. today for those who were
unable to see last night's performance
and who may miss the one tonight.

Fuehrer Reported Aroused
By Chamberlain's Stand;
To PresentReply Today
Warsaw Consults
With New Allies
BERLIN, March 31. --(R) Adolf
Hitler, pictured as thoroughly aroused
by British Prime Minister Chamber-
lain's pledge to defend Polish inde-
pendence, is expected to give an
answer filled with fireworks tomor-
row when he speaks at Wilhelmshav-
en, his North Sea navy base.
Most Germans were convinced to-
night that the Fuehrer would deliver
a speech eclipsing what, to them, will
be an event of momentous importance,
the launching of the second 35,000-ton
ROME, March 31.--(P)-Premier
Mussolini held his territorial claims
on France in abeyance as Italy to-
night anxiously watched for Adolf
Hitler's reaction to British-French
promises of aid to Poland.
Il Duce told a crowd of Fascists at
Reggio, Calabria, that Italians were
"ready to wait" for fulfillment of their
territorial ambitions and explained
that they were "thinking in terms of



Duce Sets His Claims A side

al philosophy, should be encouraged
to develop, test and put into operation
new educational policies. At all times,f
the University should strive to have
a staff with a strong power of lead-<
ership in all phases of student life-
both formal and informal."
"When you review the specific
things which have been done in thet
past decade they will allfall into that
framework-the concentration sys-t
tem; the tutorial system; the Student
Religious Association, the Interna-
tional Center; the Union expansion;t
the University Club; the dormitory1
(Continued On Page 2)A
Authorities Hunt
Disappearance Revealed
By Telegram Home 1
Search for Fayteen Zumwalt,
special student, missing five days after
telling University authorities she was
going to visit her father at her home
in Baytown, Tex., continued today as
State police reported no progress since
their notification yesterday.
Miss Zumwalt, who resided here
at 114. Forest Avenue, left Monday
afternoon, informing Miss MabelM.
MacLachlan, director of dietetics and
housekeepfng at the University Hos-
pital, that her father's illness made
a trip home imperative. A routine tele-
gram to her family resulted in a
statement from her father, Boyd
Zumwalt, that she had not returned
to Baytown.
Mr. Zumwalt notified the Michigan
State Police, who broadcasted a notice
of Miss Zumwalt's disappearance. She
aas not been heard from since.
Franco Keeps
Forces Intact
Loyalists Call Diplomat
Back To Barcelona .
MADRID, March 31.--(P)--Gen-
eralissimo Franco was expected to-
night to keep his army of more than
1,000,000 men on its present basis
probably until the end of the year.
Mass discharges now, it was point-
ed, out might create serious prob-
lems of unemployment and public
Soldiers will be released gradually
to public life as agriculture and in-
dustry return to normal and the op-
portunity to earn a living presents
WASHINGTON, March 31.-(P)-

battleship in Germany's growing navy,
the von Tirpitz.
Responsible Nazi authorities said
"the Fuehrer will not be frightened by
a British Prime Minister!"
DNB (official Gereman news agen-
cy) asserted that Chamberlain's
declaration could "be viewed only as
ap extremely laughable attempt to
i4cite unrest and to sow distrust of
Germany in the family of nations."
Hitler was represented as hurt andr
offended that Poland should be de-
scribed as a possible victim of Ger-
man aggression. Poland, it was con-
tended officially, is not regarded as
part of the German "Lebensraum"-
space for existence--and her integ-
rity is not in danger from Germany.
Seen through German eyes, the
Berlin government could have settled
its differences with Warsaw in an
atmosphere of complete harmony had
not Britain mixed in.
(By Associated Press)
LONDON, March 31.-Great Bri-
tain and France pledged today they
would fight "at once" beside Poland
if she were attacked during negotia-
tions for a broad anti-aggression un-
derstanding inspired by Chancellor
Hitler's eastward drive.
Nervously beating the air with his
pince-nez, Prime Minister Chamber-
lain formally announced the first
automatic guarantee Britain ever has
given a power east of the Rhine.
He declared in measured tones be-
fore the House of Commons:
"As the House is aware, certain
consultations are now proceeding with
other governments.
"In order to make perfectly clear
the position of His Majesty's Govern-
ment, in the meantime, before those
consultations are concluded I now
have to inform the House that during
that period, in the event of any action
which clearly threatened Polish in-
dependence and which the Polish
government accordingly considered it
vital to resist with their national
forces, His Majesty's Government
would feel themselves bound at once
to lend the Polish government all
support in their power.
"They have given the Polish govern-
ment an assurance to this effect.
"I may add that theFrench govern-
mentmhave authoz hme to make it
plain that they stand in the same
position in this matter as do His
Majesty's Government,"
WARI3AW, March 31.-0)-Ex-
change of military information among
Britain, Poland and France was re-
ported to be already underway to-
night, backing up the newly pledged
British-French guarantee of Po-
land's independence in the crisis aris-
ing from Germany's eastward march.
Poland warmly greeted the promise
given by Prime Minister Chamber-
lain in London while military talks
were being carried on by Poland and
(Continued on Page 6)

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