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Editorial
The Dartmouth
College Case, 1939.

ANN ARBOR, MICMHGAN, SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 1939

i PRICE FIVE

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Ticket Sale
For Marital
TalksOpens
Authorities From Vassar,
New York And Detroit
To GivV,_Lectures Here'
e~rar
Course Is Closed
To Undergraduates

Loyalists Will Surrendei
If Franco Gives Amnesty
New Crisis Arises In Afriei

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.-(P)- Tickets for the second semester
rack Firsts Disclosure that a French air mission lecture series on marriage relations
considered only two American war- will go on sale tomorrow from 2 p.m.
planes equal to similar German ships to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9
Watson Wins Broad JUMp brought comment from War Depart- prm"
And lace Secnd went sources today that this Gov- Only seniors and graduate students
ernment has better and faster planes are eligible.
In Shot Put than any the French saw. The lecture series will be similar
The French attitude was disclosed to one which was presented last se-
CHAMPAIGN, Feb. 18.-(Special to when the Senate Military Committee mester and which received widespread
The Daily)-The University of Mich- made public the record of its secret student approval. The lectures will
igan's powerful track team performed investigation of the French purchase be conducted by, medical authorities
brilliantly in'the 16th Illinois indoor of 100 Douglas light bombers of a new fromVdaCege, ew Yority,
relay carnival here tonight, taking model built for entry in an army Vassar Coege, New York City,
three individual firsts, winning the competition this spring. anSdetroit.
300 yards shuttle relay and the mile Only Two Gooad Models elrdfnts degree, reuivalent,
team race. Michigan's individual This testimony revealed that Secre- elor of Arts degree, or its equivalent,
firsts came in the broad jump, 75 tary of the Treasury Morgenthau told bers of the Michigan Dames, and
yard low hurdles and 75 yard high the Committee that the French, after udegateMsenior meand
hurdles. Bill Watson won the broad looking over the field, reported they en d idnotuatend te fid se-
jump with a ,leap of 23 feet 7 inches, found only two models that "could mester lecture series are eligible to
while Stan Kelley and Lanky Elmer stand up in the air one second" purchase tickets.
Gedeon copped the low and high hur- against German planes Tickets
dles rsetively Tickets For Faculty
es, respect y. Other disclosures were: A limited number 01' tickets will
Kelley was clocked in :8.2 and Ged- 1. Cen. Malin Craig, Army Chief also be Issued to facuty members u-
eon's was :9.1. Staff, testified that the Douglas' light on application at Lane Hall.
The Wolverine 300 yard shuttle rm- bomber, of which the French pur- Men may obtain tickets tomorrow
lay team of Stan Kelley, John chased 100, and the P-40 pursuit at the Michigan Union. Sale of tick-
Kutsche, Sherman Olmstead and El- plane, which they were not permitted ets for Women will be held at the
mer Gedeon stepped out ahead of the to see, "are still valuable military sec- League. Public healthstudents must
field to win that event in :40.3. rets if we are to lead in the air." enroll in the Waterman gymnasium,
Ralph Schwartzkopf, Brad Heyl, 2. Craig, while noting that the sale and members of the Michigan Dames
Karl Wisner and Jack Dobson picked of the Douglas bomber came in "a must obtain tickets at Lane Hall.
up the" other Wolverine first in the little different" classification, en- Tickets will also be sold at the Law-
mile team race. Greg Rice of Notre drosed in general President Roose- yer's Club.
Dame was the individual winner in velt's policy in selling American mili- Five lectures will be given during
4:25.7. tary planes abroad. the series. The first will be held on
An upset of the meet was the per- 'lanes Take Time the evening of Feb. 23, and will deal
formance of Elmer Hackney, Kansas 3. Craig told .the Committee that, with "Courtship and Pre-Marital Re-
State husky, who nosed out Watson starting from scratch, manufactur- lations." Prof. Mary Shattuck Fish;.
in the shot put with a toss of 51 feet, ers could not produce more than 40 er, of Vassar College, will deliver the
and three-quarter inches. Watson planes of a new mode in 12 months lecture.
finished second ,with a heave 51 feet and added that 18 months would be Squier To Speak
one-eighth inch. required to turn out 300 bombers. "Anatomy and Physiology of Re-
Wes Allen,= Wolverine high pump 4. Secretary of War Woodring, in production" will be the topic of the
star, was topped in his specialty by a heated exchange with Secretary second lecture. Dr. Raymond Squier,
Capt. Bob Diefenthaler of Illinois. Al- Morgenthau before the Committee, practicing gynecologist and obste-
len was second with a leap of six feet asserted that the French could not trician from New York City, will ad-
and one-half inches while Diefen- obtain delivery on 1,000 planes before dress the group. Dr. Squier will dis-
thaler won with a jump of six feet, July 1, as they first proposed, cuss March 1, "The Medical Basis of
four and one-half inches. Intelligent Sexual Practice."
Other Wolverine places were ,gar- Dr. Ira S. Wile, practicing psychia-
nered by the medley and two mile re- Local Churches Feature trist, of New York City, will speak on
(Continued on Page 3)
Varied Subjects Today "Psychological Factors in Modern
Marriage." The concluding lecture
Ensian Photos Today Ann Arbor churches offer today the will be given on March 14 by Dr.
first in a series of discussions on Robert G. Foster, consulting psy-
Photographs of tryouts for the edi- love, courtship and marriage; il- chologist of the Merril-Palmer school
torial and business staffs of the. 'En- lustrated lectures, pre-Lent services, of Detroit, and will deal with the
sian will be taken at 5 p.m. Tuesday interest group meetings and a sermon subject of marriage adjustments.
at Dey's studio. All staff tryouts are on "Jewish God" in addition to the The fee for the series will be $1.00.
requested to be present at that time. usual sermons and musical programs. (Continued on Page 2)
Russell Denies Existence Of De ity
Before More ihan 2,000 Yesterday

France Strengthens Posts
In Africa As Mussolini
Calls Out Reserve Troops
Paris Retakes Area
Once Ceded To Italy
PARIS, Feb. 18. - (P) - France
strengthened her empire defenses in
Africa and put them on the alert to-
night following reports of Italian
troop concentrations near the borders
of two Fascist-coveted French terri-
tories.
French troops established garrisons
in a strategic 12 mile strip of coastal
territory between French Somaliland
and Italian Eritrea, retaking an area
once ceded to Italy.
In Tunisia, French protectorate,
troops were held in barracks and air-
planes were made ready for immedi-
ate flight in case of trouble. Sub-
marine patrols surveyed the Tunsian
LONDON, Feb. 18-(P)-Reli-
able foreign circles said tonight
that Italy quietly had called up
150,000 reservists while her anti-
French press campaign gathered
momentum.
coast and important troop reinforce-
ments had been sent to the central
stretches of Tunisia's frontier with
Italian Libya.
Heavy artillery reinforcements
were shipped aboard the liner Chen-
onceaux from Marseille to Djibouti,
French colonial seaport on the Gulf
of Aden and one object of the clamor
for concessions aroused by the Italian
press and public.
Italian forces along the frontier
were reported to number 15,000. Itali-
an Ethiopia and Eritrea border French
Somaliland:
Fascist tumult for fulfillment of
Italy's "natural aspirations" has cen-
tered since last Nov. 30 in clamor for
Tunisia and Djbouti, capital of
French Somaliland.
Total French strength is 6,000
troops, including 2,500 Senegalese
soldiers sent to Somaliland last Jan-
KEY WEST, Fla., Feb. 18.-(IP)
-President Roosevelt, it was of-
ficially reported today, maya
shorten his stay away from
Washington because of late re-
ports reaching him indicating
ominous though undefined de-
velopments abroad.
uary after the territorial issue with
Italy had developed.
Italians are known to have 60,000
troops in Libya against about 35,000
French soldiers in Tunisia. Military
experts, however, rate Tunisia's de-
fensesas strong enough to repel at-
tack by forces numerically much
larger.
Reinforcements for the fortified
line facing Libya have been moving
from Tunis since Thursday. Forty-
four warships of the French Mediter-
ranean fleet have been in the Tuni-I
sian port of Bizerte since yesterday.
The area France formally occupied
north of Djibouti covers only about'
308 square miles but is of great value
for control of the Bab El Mandeb
Straits, through which warships have
to pass to reach the gulf of Aden from
the Suez Canal and Red Sea.
The strip on the coast is at the
narrowest point of the straits. On
the opposite coast, 43 miles across,
is a tiny point of French territory-
Sheik Said Peninsula-which juts out
to clinch control of the bottleneck.
France contended that Premier
Mussolini himself gave the' French
government justification for resum-
ing possession of the territory, Of-
ficials said Italy had fortified' her
right to it by the denunciation last

Dec. 22 of the 1935 French-Italian
Treaty by which it was ceded to Italy.
Activities Smoker
OfferedBy Union
An "activities smoker" designed to
acquaint men students interested in
entering various extra-curricular ac-
tivities with the leaders of campus

Murphy Loses
State Control

I

Of Democrats
Party Falls Under Aegis
Of Murray Van Wagoner
FLINT, Feb. 18.-()-Michigan
Democrats abandoned the leadership
of former Gov. Frank Murphy, the
State's No. 1 exponent of the New
Deal, and fell in line under the Aegis
of Highway Commissioner Murray
D. Van Wagoner today.
In their spring convention here
they overrode demands of other fac-
tional leaders for election of a "com-
promise" State chairman and choseI
Van Wagoner's candidate, Charles S.
Porritt of Detroit, to lead the party's
campaign in Michigan in 1940.
Among the convention's chief ac-
tivities was the nomination for the
two posts of Regents of the Univer-
sity, open in the coming election, of
Dr. Dean W. Meyers of Ann Arbor,
and Charles C. Lockwood, Detroit at-:;
torney.
Chicago Beats
Cagers, 3429,
In Late Rally
Tom Harmon Stars Again
As Lowly Maroons Win
Second Big Ten Game
CHICAGO, Feb. 18-QP)-The Chi-
cago Maroons, cellar occupants of the
Big Ten Conference, upset 'Michigan,
34 to 29, tonight.
Although Tom Harmon,' Michiganj
sophomore forward, poured in six
baskets to share scoring honors with
Chicago's Joe Stampf, the visitors
were unable to subdue the bottomj
rung team, which won its second
Conference victory of the season.
Chicago held a lead of 18 to 16
at halftime and at no time in the9
game was there a difference of more
than five points between the teams.
After a minute of play' Stamp!
connected from the free throw line,
to start the scoring. Tom Harmon
sank a one hander to nullify the
Maroon's brief lead and after an over-
the-head toss by Lounsbury, Harmon1
brought 'the Wolverines up again
with a long bucket from the center
of the floor. A second later Harmon
again scored when he stole the ball
from Chet Murphy and dribbled in
for a set-up.
Bill Murphy tied it up with a field
goal only to have Harmon score hi,
fourth basket. Beebe sank a free
throw but baskets by Stampf and
Chet Murphy tied it up at 9 all.
(Continued on Page 3)
Matmen Down
MoSeC, 29-3
Michigan Wrestlers Take
Fourth Victory
Paced by the indomitable quartet of
Jim Mericka, Harold and Don Nich-
ols, and Forrest "Butch" 'Jordan,
Michigan's undefeated Big Ten
wrestling champions took their fourth
straight victory of the year by swamp-
ing the Michigan State Spartans, 29
to 3, last night at the Field House.
Mericka, at 136, the Nichols broth-
ers at 145 and 175, and Jordan at
heavyweight, accounted for their
fourth triumph in as many starts by
turing back what proved to be a
feeble Michigan State challenge.
In their first meet since a success-
ful trip through the east at the end
of last semester, the Wolverines were

all but invincible as they won seven
out of eight matches in truly con-
vincing fashion. They took the lead
at the very start when 121-pounder
Tom Weidig needed but two and a
half minutes to pin his Spartan op-
nonent. Dick1 ' inne'v with a c radle~

Authorize Great Britain
And France To Negotiate
Peace With Nationalists
Impotency Of Navy
Brings New Decision
PARIS, Feb. 18 -()- Spanish
Government officials said tonight
that the Madrid Government had
authorized France and Great Britain
to negotiate its surrender to the
Nationalists on the sole condition that
there would be no reprisals against
former Government fighters and
sympathizers.
These officials, closely identified
with Spanish Government President
Manuel Azana, said French and Brit-
ish representatives at Burgos had
been instructed to present to Gener-
alissimo Franco's Government the
offer for peace in the two and one-
half-year old civil war.
The French Government, acting
through a special envoy at Burgos,
sought quick settlement of the war
and repatriation of about 380,000
civilians and soldiers now refugees in
France.
Hodgson Arrives In Spain
Sir Robert M. Hodgson, British
agent in Nationalist Spain, arrived at
St. Jean De Luz tonight from Burgos,
the Nationalist capital, following a
reported conference with Nationalist,
officials on the Government's proposi-,
tion.
Sir Robert talked at length with
Nationalist Foreign Minister Count
Franciscb Gomez Jorda at Burgos be-
fore leaving for the French border
town to confer with representatives
of his Government.
Whether he bore Franco's answer
was not known but it was understood
he conferred t immediately with the
British Foreign office in London by
telephone.
Officials of the French Foreign
office said France and Britain had
informed the Nationalists that their
diplomatic recognition of Franco's
government would not be contingent
on granting assurances to the Span-
ish Republican Government against
reprisals.
Azana Ready To Return
The negotiations followed an un-
successful attempt after thie fall of
Barcelona to arrange peac in the
Spanish conflict.
The difference now seemed to be
that France and Britain were back-.
ing the Madrid Government's sole
condition for surrender on their own
account.
Spanish Government officials here
declared Azana was ready to return
to Spain if an accod were possible
and his presence w"~ necessary to
carry 'it out.
The peace offer was made through
Azana by Foreign Minister Julio Al-
varez Del Vayo, who returned to
Madrid today.
It was believed Alvarez Del Vayo's
long conversation here with French
Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet con-
vinced Spanish Government officials,
who now hold only one-fozrth of
Spain, that no help would be forth-
coming for further fighting from
either France or Britain.
Azana Had Refused
The granting of the Goveriment's
wishes for assurances from Franco
of no reprisals appeared to be the
answer to the whole question of
whether peace was imminent in
Spain.
Previous Government conditions
that Franco dismiss foreign soldiers
from the country and set up a regime
free of foreign influence appeared
to have been satisfied through Na-
tionalist assurances to Britain.
Alvarez Del Vayo previously 'had

attempted to convince Azana that
he should return to the fighting zone
since he was chief of the Spanish
state.
Azana consistently had refused, de-
claring he would do nothing to con-
tinue the bloodshed.
Government 'General Miaja's in-
spection of the Government fleet at
Cartagena Friday was said by Azana's
aides to have been a severe disap-
pointment to the Republican Govern-

Explains Concept Of Space
From Four Viewpoints
During Morning Talk
A plea for intellectual honesty, for
logical methods of thought in arriv-
ing at a decision as to the existence
®r non-existence of God, was voiced
last night by Bertrand Lord Russell,
noted British author and philosopher,
before an overflow crowd of 2,000 in
the Graduate School Auditorium.
Presenting the agnostic point of
view in the first of a series of three
lectures on "The Existence and Na-
ture of God," sponsored by the Stu-
dent Religious Association, Lord
Russell declared that if the individual
thinks rationally, if there is a logical
basis for his belief, the character of
the belief is unimportant. On the basis
of logical, rational thought methods,
he said, he could arrive only at a
negative answer to the question,
"Does an omnipotent and beneficient
God exist?" In the light of all the
suffering, misery and stupidity in the
the world today; when one considers
the unjust suffering inflicted upon
innocent human beings, one can ar-
rive logically only at a conclusion
that if a God exists, he is a struggling,
bungling God, working with incom-
plete materials, subject to substantial-
ly the same limitations that the mor-
tal is.
This is the sort of a God, Lord
Russell declared, whose existence is
sometimes justified on the basis of

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