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VOL. XLX. No. 139 Z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 1939
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Noted Actors Are Signed
For 10th Anniversary;
Whitford Kane Returns
Five Plays Slated
By STAN M. SWINTON
The Ann Arbor Dramatic Season,
celebrating its 10th anniversary, has
signed such English and American
stage favorites as Philip Merivale,
Gladys Cooper, James Bell, Dorothy
Sands and Whitford Kane for the
five-weeks of presentations which
open here May 15, Daniel L. Quirk,
Jr., chairman of the Civic Commit-
tee, announced yesterday.
Plays which will be presented are
"No War in Troy!" "The White
Steed," "American Landscape," "Here'
Come the Clowns" and "Captain
The American premiere of Girau-
doux's sophisticated "No War in
Troy!" will open the season with
Philip Merivale, English stage star
who has been featured in such New
York Productions as "Valley Forge,"
In the lead. He recently returned
from a London appearance in "As
You Like It"
Opposite Merivale will be Doris
Dalton, a veteran of the local sea-
sons. The play, which has been pro-
duced in Paris and Budapest, deals
with the Trojan War, treating it as
If it were the precursor of the inter-
national strife of today.
Elmner Rice's version of how a typi-
cal American family faces the po-
litical and social problems confront-
ing it furnishes the plot for the sec-
ond week's presentation, "American
Landscape." Harry Irvine and Dor-
othy Sands will be co-starred in the
Whitford Kane, who has made
many Ann Arbor appearances, includ-
ing some with the Summer Repor-
tory Players, will play his original
role of the Canon in Paul Vincent
Caroll's "The White Steed" the third
week of the season. Wesley Addy
of the Maurice Evans Company, and
Joanna Roos, who appeared here last
spring, will supplement the cast of
the current Broadway success.
One of the most discussed plays of
the year, Philip Barry's "Here Come
the Clowns" will be the fourth pre-
sentation. James Bell, who played
"Jeeter Lester" in the perennial "To-
bacco Road" will be starred in the
drama, which is a study of vaude-
villians in a partly metaphysical set-
ting. Barry's novel, "War in Heav-
en," furnished the plot for the play,
which.will include Ralph Bunker of
the original company and Hathaway
Kale in the supporting cast.
Gladys Cooper, in real life Mrs.
Philip Merivale, will star in George
Bernard Shaw's little-known comedy
"Captain Brassbound's Conversion"
in the season's climax. Miss Cooper,
who last summer played with Mr.
Merivale in the London production
of "As You Like It" is one of the best
known actresses of the contemporary
stage. Opposite her will appear Den-
nis Hoey, who was seen with Grace
George in "The Circle" and with
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Ohio State 20-4
Loar, Emery And Riess
Share Medal Honors
COLUMBUS, Ohio. (Special to The
Daily)-The Wolverine golf team
overwhelmed Ohio State yesterday at
Columbus, 20-4 for its first Big Ten
win of the 1939 season and fifth con-
With but a single exception, Coach
Ray Courtright's men swept every
individual and best ball match. Tom
Tussing furnished the exception los-
ing two of the three points to Frank
Bellino, third man on the Buckeye
Jim Loar, Jack Emery and Lynn
Riess shared medal honors with 75
each. However, to Riess went the
lion's share oj the glory for the
Ypsilanti juni6r played two Buck-
eyes as the Wolverines only carried
a five man team. By virtue of his
75, Riess took three points from both
Tony Montonero and Don Hauser.
Stason To Succeed Bates
As Dean Of Law School
-Courtesy of The Ann Arbor News
FormerU niversity Provost Will Take Executive Post
At End Of Current Academic Year
Prof. E. Blythe Stason of the Law
School, Provost of the University, has
been named by the Board of Regents
to succeed Henry M. Bates as Dean
of the Law School. He will take office
at the close of the current academic
The action, taken at a special
meeting of the Regents April 5, was
announced April 8. Dean Bates auto-
matically retires from active service,
having reached the age of 70 on
Dean Stason, a recognized author-
ity on administrative and public util-
ity law, has frequently been called
upon by the Legislature and state
officials to draft important legisla-
tion. The author of case books and
articles on municipal corporations
and administrative tribunals, he is a
member of the State Bar of Michi-
gan, the American Bar Association,
the National Conference of Commis-
sioners on Uniform State Laws and
the University Lawyers Club.
Born in Sioux City, Ia., in 1891,
Dean Stason received the degree of
Bachelor of Arts from the University
of Wisconsin in 1931. In 1916 he grad-
uated from the Massachusetts In-
stitute of Technology, having special-
ized in electrical engineering. In 1919
he came to Michigah as professor of
electrical engineering, serving in that
capacity until 1923.
While carrying on his teaching
duties, Dean Stason also studied law.
In 1922 he received the degree J.D.
from the Law School and in 1924 be-
came professor of law. Last year he
was made Provost of the University.
Dean Bates had been connected
with the University faculty for 36
years. A native of Chicago, he gradu-
ater from Michigan's literary college
in 1890. In 1892 he received his law
degree from Northwestern. After sev-
eral years in private practice in Chi-
cago, he accepted a position here and
in 1903 became Tappan Professor of
In 1910 Dean Bates succeeded Har-
ry B. Hutchins as head of the Law
School, Dean Hutchins becoming
president of the University.
Dean Bates is a specialist in con-
stitutional law and has frequently
contributed to law reviews and other
journals. He has been active in the
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Faculty And Student Heads
To Keynote Discussion
At Sections' Meetings
Parley To Consider
'Youth And '40's'
Student and faculty discussion
leaders for the Spring Parley, to bel
held Friday, Saturday and Sunday in
the Union, were announced last night
by Ralph Erlewine, '39BAd., general
chairman. The general discussion in
the Parley will center on "The Stu-
dent Looks at the Forties.";
In the American Foreign Policyt
panel, Martin Dworkis, '40, will be
student chairman; no faculty speaker
has yet been secured but Tom Downs,
'40L, will present the student point oft
James Dusenberry, '39, will be stu-
dent chairman of the Government
and Economics panel, with Prof. I. L.
Sharfman, chairman of the depart-
ment of economics, as faculty speak-
er and Clarence Kresin, '39, as stu-
Frank Rideout, '41, will act as stu-
dent chairman of the University Stu-
dent panel with Prof. Howard Y.
McClusky of the education school as
faculty keynoter while Ronald Freed-
man, '39, and William Centner,
'39BAd., will present the student at-
titude on the subject.
The Religion Panel will be chaired
by G. Dekle Taylor, '40, while Ken
Morgan, director of the Student Re-
ligious Association, will represent the
faculty and Daniel Suits, '40, presi-
dent of the SRA, will present the
student point of view.
An exception will be made in the
general organizational set up of the
panel on American Culture, in which
Elliott Maraniss, '40 and Harvey Swa-
dos, '40, will act as co-chairmen.
There will be no faculty speaker
per se, but four student speakers
will deal with various aspects of the
American cultural scene. John Mal-
colm Brinnin, '41, will lead the dis-
cussion on poetry, Maraniss will key-
note the remarks on literary criticism,
Swados will discuss motion pictures
and Irvin Lisagor, '39, will deal with
Science And Civilization
Earle Luby, '39, was announced as
student chairman of the Science and
Civilization panel, with Prof. Harold
J. Mac Farland of the engineering
college presenting the faculty view-
point. No student speaker has yet
been selected in this panel.
The general plan in the discussion
panels will consist of opening re-
marks by the chairman, presentation
by the faculty speaker of salient as-
pects of the problembeing considered,
and an expression by the student
speaker of the attitude of the student
looking at the forties.
At the general discussion section
from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Erle-
wine will open the Parley and three
faculty men will discuss generally
the topics of the Parley from the con-
servative, liberal and radical points
of view. The remarks of the faculty
men, whose names will be announced
in The Daily tomorrow, will constitute
a basis for later panel discussions.
Phi Kappa Phi
Prof. Bernadotte Schmitt
Of Chicago To Deliver
Lecture After Banquet
To Be Honored
Phi Kappa Phi, national scholastic
honor society, will initiate 135 senior
and graduate students from all
schools and colleges in the University
at a dinner May 2 in the League.
Prof. Bernadotte E. Schmitt of the
University of Chicago will deliver a
public lecture in Rackham Auditori-
um following the initiation banquet.
Students to be honored are:
Henry H. Adams, Gilbert Ander-
son, Dean O. Bowman, Irving J. Can-
trall, Elinore E. Clark, Carl R. Dut-
ton, Clarence Fielstra, Philip D. Gor-
dy, Joseph A. Groesbeck, Dale T.
Harroun, Mary L. Hart, and Emma
Howard K. Holland, Myrtle F. Holt-
by, Gerhard B. Naeseth, John R.
Platt, Carl H. Schachtsiek; Ruth M.
Schorling, Franklin B. Shull, Anna C.
Smith, George R. Staebler, Betty
Warwick, John H. Wurster, John G.
Young and Robert S. Young.
Marcia Connell, Donald M. Rich-
ardson, Lynne L. Merritt, Jr., Albert
P. Mayio, Robert L. Kahn, Nathaniel
M. Holtzman, Alfred Hower, Virginia
Hunt, Samuel J. Fauman, Zivia S.
Seltzer, Helen I. Tucker, Sanders A.
Goodstein, Charles H. Altshuler,
Francis W. McDonald and Mary E.
Vincent L. Peterson, Virginia R.
Allan, Robert F. Thomson, Jerome
B. Wiesner, L. DeForrest Abbot, Jr.,
Joseph J. Worzniak, Katherine G.
Harris, Mary C. Dell, Charles H.
Mann, Paul V. Ponitz, Frederick E.
Wigen, Nelson A. Lindenfeld, Rich-
ard E. Chaddock.
William Spoelhof, Hugh Baker,
John Wynstra, Frederick J. Van Sloo-
ten, William J. Morrow, Lee H. Mac-
Donald, James M. Lafferty, Donald
R. Cooper, John C. Sheehan, William
H. Davis, John R. Alden, Lewis C.
Ola B. Hiller, James Merry, John
H. Stibbs, Donald J. Vink, Paul D.
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Heller And Marshall Speak
On University Series
Dr. Otto Heller, Dean Emeritus of
the Graduate School of Washington'
University, St. Louis, and Prof. T. H.
Marshall, of the University of Lon-
don and member of the faculty of
the London School of Economics, will
give University lectures today under
the auspices of the German and so-
ciology departments respectively.
Dr. Heller, one time literary editor
of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and
former head of the German depart-
ment at Washington University, will
open a two-lecture series at 8:15 p.m.
today in the Graduate School Amphi-
theatre with a talk on the meaning
of Goethe in the modern world. Pro-
fessor Marshall will speak on "Social
Inequality and Class Conflict" at
4:15 p.m. in the Natural Science Au-
Professor Marshall is the author of
several articles on English economic
history, population problems and so-
cial classes. He is also a member of
the Council of the Institute of So-
ciology, London, and a part organizer
of the Conference on the Social Sci-
Lec't15res Tndn IHitler Speech To Be Given
JUVIou/ Gal JL VuuJ'
April 28 Will Be Answer
To U.S. Peace Offers
Nazi Press Hits
To Plan Rally
More Than 100 Campus
To Meeting In Union
Final arrangements for the all-
campus peace rally to be held at 4
p.m. Thursday on the Library steps
will be made at a meeting at 8 p.m.
today in the Union. Representatives
of more than 100 campus organiza-
tions have been invited to attend and
all interested persons are welcome.
Nationally known speakers includ-
ing Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and Dr.
Edouard Benes have been asked to
speak and messages supporting the
rally have been received from several
prominent persons, In a telegram
Erika and Klaus Mann, co-authors
of "A School for Barbarians," wrote:
"Please give our keenest regards and
wishes to your audience and express
our firm conviction that the idea' of
universal indivisible peace will emerge
victorious, but only after the fall of
dictators who are threatening the
world and humiliating their own
Campus peace demonstrations have
been held annually since 1934.
Action Seen Far-Reaching
In Its Effect On Status
Of Labor Leader Bridges
WASHINGTON, April 17.-(P)-In
a 6 to 2 decision of far-reaching im-
plications, the Supreme Court ruled
today that an alien could not be de-
ported solely because he once held
membership in the Communist Party.
The opinion, delivered by Associ-
ate Justice Roberts, upheld a ruling
by the fifth circuit court of appeals in
the case of Joseph G. Strecker, an
Austrian-born restaurateur of Hot
Its immediate effect was to order
Strecker released from custody, but
by wiping out a construction of the
deportation statutes followed by the
Labor Department for many years
the ruling will affect many other
One may be that of Harry Bridges,
Australian-born leader of the CIO on
the Pacific Coast--a case which has
stirred controversy in Congress
(Bridges has been accused of be-
ing a Communist, a charge which he
DR. RALPH W. SOCKMAN
* * *
Dr. Sockman Will Discuss
'The American Way'
In Three Talks Here
Opening the Martin Loud Lecture
series on the general topic, "The
American Way," Dr. Ralph W. Sock-
man of Christ Church, " New York'
City, will discuss "What Is The
American Way?" at 7:30 p.m. today
in the First Methodist Church.
Dr. Sockman is at present minister
of Christ Church in New York City.
He attended Ohio Wesleyan and Co-
lumbia Universities where he was a
member of Phi Beta Kappa, Delta
Sigma Rho and Phi Delta Theta.
The Loud Lectureship, endowed in
1897, has as its stated purpose the
discussion of "the evidences, the his-
tory, the development and the rea-
sonableness of the Christian reli-
gion," and has become an annual
feature under the sponsorship of the
Martin Loud Committee and the Stu-
dent Religious Association.
Dr. Sockman's topic for the lecture
on Wednesday will be "The Ameri-
can Way Presents Problems" and on
Thursday, "The American Way-
New Horizons." He will give a sup-
plementary talk at 4:15 p.m. Thurs-
day in the Union on "Is There An
American Way To Preserve Peace?"
Announce Final Increase
In Michiganensian Price
The price of the 'Ensian will go up
from $4.50 to $5 Saturday, it was an-
nounced yesterday by Charles L. Ket-
tier, business manager. The book will
be on sale on campus at the lower
price until Saturday.
All down payments must be com-
pleted by 5 p.m. Friday at which time
all incomplete sales will be forfeited.
Payments may be made at the 'Ensian
office in the Student Publications
BERLIN, April 17.-(1P)-Reichs-
fuehrer Hitler, in a public reply to
President Roosevelt's peace proposals,
was expected tonight to defend his
policies before the Reichstag April
28, coupling them with a sharp de-
nunciation of methods used by others
in acquiring territory.
The Fuehrer's sudden summons to
the Reichstag started a corps of
foreign office workers delving into
historical data for what, it was be-
lieved, will be a lengthy "no," citing
historical arguments supporting past
and future Nazi policies.
He was believed to be planning to
call the United States, Britain and
France to account for their methods
)f acquiring territory in an attempt
o show how empires have developed.
The summoning of the legislature
was followed by an increase in bitter
press attacks on President Roosevelt
who asked Hitler and Italian Premier
Wussolini Satuday to pledge at least
10 years of non-aggression to 31 na-
tions and participate in world con-
ferences looking to peace, disarma-
ment and better trade relations.
Hitler was represented as displeased
that the President's appeal was pub-
lished before he had read it and his
call to the Reichstag-so sudden that
even high officials were caught by
surprise-was interpreted as a sign
that his Reichstag speech would be
his only answer to Washington.
German diplomatic sources said the
Fuehrer refused to treat Roosevelt's
communication as a "direct message
to him because it was published in
Paris, London and Moscow before it
"That is why he chose to call the
Reichstag and give a public reply
rather than go about it diplomatical-
ly," a Wilhelmstrasse informant said.
"It was not a diplomatic document,
but a piece of public advertising."
The supreme summons to the legis-
lators was issued while Hitler was at
St. Poelten and Krems, in Austrian
Germany, inspecting garrisons of his
Congress Receives Wave
Of Anti-War Demands
WASHINGTON, April 17r,-()-A
swelling tide of demands that Ameri-
ca steer clear of war regardless of
what happens in Europe swept over
Congress today in the aftermath of
President Roosevelt's appeal to Hitler
and Mussolini to pledge themselves
to peace for at least 10 years.
Coincidentally, the Administration
reported with expressions of pleasure
that the President's message t the
dictators was developing a world pub-
lic opinion for peace, and word came
from Berlin that the Reichschancellor
would state on April 28 his attitude
toward the appeal.
With the arrival in Washington of
additional replies from Latin Ameri-
can governments, the western hemis-
phere stood solidly behind the Presi-
dent's appeal. Favorable replies came
also from dozens of other capitals in
Europe and Asia, including many of
the 31 governments for whom Presi-
dent Roosevelt requsted assurances
of safety from the European dicta-
Officials hoped that this demon-
stration of international opinion
would induce Hitler and Mussolini
to heed an appeal which they might
reject if it can solely from the
Final Plans Made
By Anti-War Group
Final arrangements for the anti-
war strike to be held Thursday, at 11
a.m. were made at a meeting of the
Michigan Anti-War Committee last
night at which Judah Drob, of the
national Council of the Youth Com-
mittee against War spoke.
Mr. Drob, who is touring for the
Youth Committee to help local groups
plan. strikes, spoke of the necessity of
militant strike action to combat the
present war threat. He suggested
such student activity as necessary to
help halt the pro-war forces in the
United States in their drift toward
Professor Bachmann Produces
First Synthetic Sex Hormone
By KARL KESSLER
Synthetic production of a sex hor-
mone was announced here last week
by Prof. Werner E. Bachmann of the
The hormone equilenin was arti-
ficially produced in the laboratory
for the first time in the history of
chemistry by a process developed by
Professor Bachmann with the assist-
ance of Dr. J. Wayne Cole, Du Pont
postdoctoral fellow, and Alfred L.
Wilds, teaching fellow.
Professor Bachmann's p r o c e s s
starts with naphthalene, an inex-
pensive coal tar product. The naph-
thalene is chemically treated, and
by a series of complicated reactions,
it is converted to equilenin, which in
um~n maov addyht- ha bnan innn e-
ical production of the hormone, on
the other hand, is easier to control,
and the exact composition of the
material is definitely known.
The exact function of oesfrone, a
hormone similar to equilenin which
is present in the human body, has not
been precisely determined but is
believed to take part in controlling
the functions of the female sexual
organs. Equilenin is produced natur-
ally in the body by small duct-less
Equilenin. as well as the better
known compounds adrenaline and in-
sulin, belong to a large series of
chemical substances produced by
glands. The exact function of many
of thesae uantC nnun ac h.nr.-
Mann To Take
Ont Swim Tour
A squad of picked University swim-
sers will embark Sept. 6 on the
Queen Mary to give a series of educa-
tional exhibitions in England, it was
announced yesterday by Matt Mann,
The group will be the first squad
of athletes representing the Univer-
sity to go abroad since the baseball
teame toured Japan in 1932.
The invitation, extended by the
Hove Swimming Club of Sussex under
the auspices of the Amateur Swim-
ming Association of England, is the
first ever made to a college or univer-
sity. Heretofore, all-star groups of
swimmers have made trips abroad
but never has any particular team
been so designated.
Coach Mann intends to take either
seven or eight swimmers on the trip,
the men to be announced early next
week. He plans to take two distance
swimmers, a pair of back strokers, one
diver, one all-around swimmer and
either one or two breast strokers.
Tornadoes And Floods Ravage
South; Ohio River Is Swelling
CINCINNATI, April 17. -(P)- A
record April rainfall drove lowland-
ers from their homes along the middle<
reaches of the Ohio River tonight,1
with a crest of 60 feet-eight above
flood level-officially forecast for
Tributaries boiled with the runoff7
along the Ohio, Kentucky and West+
Virginia borders, where precipitation+
for the last three days exceeded four'
and one-half inches. Skies cleared
during the afternoon in Ohio, but
light showers were predicted for.
The Cincinnati Red Cross removed
rnnP +hon 70families frm the vicir-
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 17.-(P)
-Flood warnings stirred fresh anxi-
ety today on the heels of tornadoes
that killed at least 45 and injured
336 in six southern states.
Arkansas, hardest hit area in the
storm belt, received notice from the
U.S. Weather Bureau that hundreds
of lowland families might have to be
evacuated before the rapidly rising
waters of six major streams.
The weekend series of rapid-fire
twisters left 24 dead and 223 hurt in
Arkansas, seven dead and 33 in-
jured in Oklahoma, seven dead and
24 other casualties in Louisiana, six
fatalities and 36 injuries in Texas, one