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Partly cloudy to cloudy and
continued cool today.

Sir igrn


Arms And
The Man
The 'Bridge
Of Sighs' .



F.D.R. Urges
Large Relief
For Next Year
Handling Of Relief In Past
Defended By President
In Message To Congress
Prospect Of Quick
PassageIs Slight
WASHINGTON" April 27.-(P)-
President Roosevelt sounded the
battle call for the session's third big
congressional fight over the relief
issue today with a request that $1,-
477,000,000 be appropriated for work
relief in the next fiscal year, plus
an additional $285,000,000 for relat-
ed activities.
In a lengthy message to Congress
he defended past management of the
relief problem as "one of our most
efficient administrative accomplish-
The work relief appropriation, he
said, was one-third less than that
provided for the current fiscal year
and would enable WPA to keep an
average of 2,000,000 persons on its
relief rolls as compared with an av-
erage of approximately 3,000,000 in
the year just closing.
The President's request found
House leaders obviously in no mood
to comply quickly. The key-man in
the relief situation, Representative
Woodrum (Dem., Va.), observed that
he would have plenty of time to read
the Chief Executive's message "this
summer." Woodrum, as well as some
Senate leaders, were apparently anx-
ious that legislation on the future
set-up of WPA be considered before
an appropriation: 1 voted.
Both he and Senator Byrnes
(Dem.-S.C.) are the authors of bills
covering the apportionment of funds
to the states by a fixed formula, while
some Republican members have in-
troduced measures to turn the relief
problem over to the states, with the
Federal government making contri-
butions to them.
Convene Today
At University
Fifty-Third Annual Meet
Opens In Lecture Hall'
Of Rackham Building
The Schoolmasters' Club of Michi-
gan opens it fifty-third annual 'eet-
ing at 8:45 a.m. today in the Lecture
Hall of the Rackham Building. Ses-
sions of the Tenth Annual Confer-
ence on Teacher-Education, held in
connection with the Schoolmastes'
meet, convened yesterday in the
The schoolmen gather for their
annual business meeting at 8:45 a.m.
The general conference at 9 a.m. will
follow. Prof. Warner G. Rice of the
English department will speak on
"Prro Unum Est Necessarium."
Dr. Guy Stanton Ford, president of
the University of Minnesota, will de-
liver the address at the club banquet
to be held at 6 p.m. in the Union
Members of the University faculty

on the programs of the separate con-
ferences which are being held in con-
junction with the club meeting in-
clude Prof. Earl L. Griggs of the
English department who will speak
at the luncheon of the English Con-
ference at 12:15 p.m. in the League
Ballroom; Prof. H. D. Curtis of the
astronomy department who will pre-
sent motion pictures of solar atmos-
pheric phenomena at the 9:15 a.m.
meeting of the hysics-Chemistry-
Astronomy Conference to be held in
Natural Science Auditorium; rof. H.
H. Willard of the chemistry depart-
ment and Prof. Richard Schneide-
wind of the engineering school who
will speak at the 1:15 p.m. meeting.
Prof. James E. Dunlap of the Latin
department and Roger Pack, both of
the Latin department, are on the
program of the Classical conference
at 9 a.m. in Room 2003, Angell Hall.
Dr. Edgar Dale of Ohio State Uni-
versity and Lee White, director of
public relations of the Detroit News,
will address the luncheon meetings
of the Social Studies, the Geography
Conference and the Education Con-
ferenee renpctivel y

Leads Nine

* * *
Spartans Today
In Home Opener
Jack Barry Will Replace
Dan Smick On Mound
Against State Batters
The current edition' of Michigan's
baseball team gets its first chance to
perform before the home, folks this
afternoon at Ferry Field with Michi-
gan State's Spartans providing the
opposition. The game will begin at
4:05 p.m. and admission, is free to
students showing identification c~rds.
A last minute shift in Coach Ray
Fisher's plans will find Jack Barry
taking the mound' against, the Spar-
tans instead of Danny Smick, who is
now scheduled to face Notre Dame
Barry is a former student at Michi-
gan State although he didn't stick
around long enough to pitch for the
East Lansing nine. Jack has worked
four gamnes this spring and although
he has but one victory to his credit,
he has allowed less hits per inning
than any, of his mtates,= and boasts the
Wolverines' only shut-out perfor-
mance, a four hit masterpiece against
Another ex-Michigan State stu-
dent anxious to get back at his for-
mer Alma Mater is Bill Steppon, the
hard hitting sophomore infielder. Bill
will st .rt the game on the bench but,
his pc wer at the plate makes him a
virtual certainty to see action.
Coach John Kobs of State will rely
on sophomore Paul Derrickson who
has been his most dependable
moundsman so far. The Spartan full-
back made his last start against Ypsi
Normal last week and after being
removed with the score 9-3 in his fav-
or, saw his successors pounded un-
mercifully, with a resulting 13-11 de-
feat for the Spartans.
Fisher, worried over the batting
(Continued on Page 3)
Hathaway To Speak
Here On Commflunlisml
Clarence Hathaway, editor in chief
of the Daily Worker and member of
the national committee of the Com-
munist Party of the United, States
will talk at 4 p.m. today in the Uni-
tarian Chuch

Expect 6,0001
High School
Pupils Today
Michigan Title Debate,I
Music Festival, Attract
Students To Ann Arbor
Debaters Will Argue.
. S.-British Alliance
More than 6,000 Michigan high
school students arrive in Ann Arbor
this weekend to participate in and
hear the 22nd Annual State Cham-
pionship Debate at 7:30 p.m. tonight
in Hill Auditorium and the Michigan
School Instrumental Music Festival
today and tomorrow.
Flint Central's affirmative squadI
will meet Battle Creek's negative
team on the question, "Resolved,1
That the United States Should Estab-
lish An Alliance With Great Bri-
tain" in tonight's contest. From four
to five thousand persons are ex-1
pected to hear the finals, includingI
more than 1,000 students from all
parts of the state.1
The music festival will be high-
lighted by a marching festival pro-
gram at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Yost,
Field House at which 500 studentsf
will join for a massed band program.
They will play "National Emblem
March," "The Victors" and Sousa's1
"Stars and Stripes Forever."
Starting its program with 810 solo
and ensemble events today, the festi-l
val will conclude its activities to-s
morrow with performances by 58
bands and 16 orchestras. Bands and
orchestras will be performing pro-
grams simultaneously from 8:30 a.m.I
to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Hill Audi-
torium, the Masonic Temple, Ann
Arbor High School Auditorium, and
Waterman Gymnasium.
Sixteen adjucators have been chos-
en to classify the contestants into
one of five divisions: superior, ex-
cellent, good, fair, 'or below aver-
age. All contestants obtaining super-
ior ratings will be eligible to compete
in the National Solo and Ensemble
Festival to be held at Indianapolis,
Ind., in May. In case no superior rat-
ing is recognized in a certain divi-
sion, those schools rated excellent
will be eligible for national compe-
The two teams debating in. Hill
(Continued on Page 2)
Mayo Lecture
Dr. Lillie To Speak Here
On Otalaryngology
The annual William J. Mayo lec-1
ture, sponsored by the School of
Medicine, will be given by Dr. Har-
old I. Lillie of the University of Min-
nesota's Graduate School of Medi-
cine at 7:30 p.m. today in the Univer-
sity Hospital amphitheatre.
Dr. Lillie will speak on the "Corre-
lation of the Special Practice of Ota-
laryngology with the General Prac-
tice of Medicine." The University
awarded him an AB degree in 1912
and an MD in 1914.
Dr. Lillie was appointed an instruc-
tor in the Medical School in 1913 and
Was connected with the University in
that capacity until 1915. After serv-
ing from 1915 to 1917 at Rush Medi-
cal College in Chicago, he began prac-
tice at the Mayo Clinic.

Guy S. Ford
Will Address
Ruthven Also Scheduled

To Speak To Winners
Of Highest Averages
Assembly To Honor
800 Pupils Today
Dr. Guy Stanton Ford, president
of the University of Minnesota, will
deliver the principal address at the
sixteenth annual Honors Convoca-
tion, honoring more than 800 stu-
dents who have achieved high schol-
arship ratings during the current
academic year, at 11 a.m. today in
Hill Auditorium.
President Ruthven will welcome the
honor students and guests to the
Convocation at which Dean of Stu-
dents Joseph A. Bursley will preside.
Prof. Charles L. Jamison of the
business administration school, re-
presenting the honor societies, will
introduce Dr. Ford. The subject of
Dr. Ford's address will not be an-
nounced previous to the convocation.
Classes throughout the University
will be dismissed at 10:45 a.m. to
allow students to attend the Convo-
cation with the exception of clinics
where only those students receiving
honors will be dismissed.
The Honors Convocation gives
recognition to senior students who
have attained at least a "B" average
and hold rank in the highest 10 per
cent of the senior classes in the vari-
ous schools and colleges of the Uni-
versity; other undergraduates who
have attained an average equivalent
to at least half "A" and half "B";
graduate students selected for dis-
tinguished scholarly work done at
the University; and recipients of
special scholarship awards.
Spring Parley
Group Named
Fifteen Faculty Members,
32 Students To Sift
Plans For Next Meeting
A Spring Parley Continuations
Committee of 15 faculty members
and 32 students, formed to make
long range plans for the Parley of
1940, was announced yesterday by
James Hammond, '39, secretary of
the 1939 Parley.
Appointed jointly by Hammond
and Ralph Erlewine, '39, chairman of
the 1939 Parley, the committee will
consider a resolution presented at the
sessions last week proposing that the
Parley be held four times yearly in
the future rather than once at
present. Members of the committee
who will return to the University
next year will form the nucleus
around whim the 1940 Parley's execu-
tive committee will be built.
Faculty members of the committee
are: Prof. Arthur Smithies of the
economics department, Prof. Paul
Henle of the philosophy department,
Dr. Edward W. Blakeman, counselor
in religious education, Prof. Charles
F. Shepard of the psychology de-
partment, Prof. Mentor L. Williams
of the English department, Assist-
ant Dean Erich A. Walter of the lit-
erary college, Prof. Arthur W. Ham-
mett of the architecture school, Prf.
Karl Litzenberg of the English de-
partment, Prof. Charles M. Davis of
the geography department, Dr. Isaac
Rabinowitz, director of the Hillel
Foundation; Prof. George C. S. Ben-
son of the political science depart-
ment, Prof. Ferdinand Menefee of the
engineering college, Prof. John E.
Tracy of the Law School, Prof. I. L.
Sharfman chairman of the economic
department and Prof. John A. Va
den Broek of the engineering college.

Student members of the committee
are: Erlewine, Hammond, S. R. Klei-
man, '39, Charles L. Dolph, '39, Law-
rence Wells, '40L, Robert Rosa, '39
Jack Shuler, '40E, Elliott Maraniss
'40, Harvey Swados, '40, Malcolrr
Long, '40, Earle Luby, '39, Helen Cor-
man, '41, Marian Lendred, '40, J. An-
derson Ashburn, '40, Stanley Rich-
ardson, '40A, Martin Dworkis, '40
Tom Downs, '40L, Robert Perlman
'39, Jane Krause, '40, Bernice Klei.
man, '40M, James Dusenberry, '39
Clarence Kresin, '39, Lelan Sillen
'40, Joan Outhwaite, '41, Albert
Wood, '40, Dekle Taylor, '40, Danie
Suits, '40, Tom Adams, '40, Franl
Rident '41 Rnonald Freedman, '39

Expect Fuehrer To Reject
Proposal With Jibes
At U. S._Imperialism
Speech May Attack
English Conscription
BERLIN, April 27. -(/P)-Adolf
Hitler is expected to hurl toward
Washington a vigorous "No," well-
wrapped in citations from Ameri-
can War and United States relations
with Latin America, when he an-
swers President Roosevelt's appeal
for at least a decade of peace to-
The Chancellor, in his speech be-
fore the Reichstag, is expected to
enunciate his own ideas for main-
taining a "just peace for which Ger-
many stands."
He is likely further to recall that
he previously had advanced peace
terms, especially on May 17, 1933,
(when he declared no new European
War could mend matters and en-
dorsed a Roosevelt appeal to 54 na-
tions for cooperation to assure peace
and promote economic recovery) and
on March 7, 1936, when Hitler an-
nounced remilitarization of the
Rhineland, and suggested a 25-year
non-aggression pact of European
Both those speeches were made to
the Reichstag.
Although Roosevelt and his mes-
sage to Italy and Germany asking
for a 10 ot 25 year peace agreement
will form the major subject of the
address,. Hitler is expected to deal
also with the British government's
decision to adopt military conscrip-
tion and to the Polish defensive al-
4ance with Britain, which Nazis re-
gard as a measure by Poland to get
help against- Germany.
Laurel, flags and golden eagles dec-
orated the Kroll Opera House where
the 862 uniformed members of the
Reichstag, largest in Germany's his-
tory, are to meet.
Hitler rested tonight for the task of
oratory which likely will require an
hourand a half (starting around 6
a.m. EST), but he intended to reread
closely the speech which was finished
High in that speech may be what
are considered here as "highly fa-
vorable" replies to Hitler's queries to
a number of European nations wheth-
er they consider themselves threat-
ened by Germany. (Roosevelt asked
for guarantees of the integrity of 31
All the answers to Hitler were un-
derstood here to have been in the neg-
ative, so tPe Chancellor may contend
that appeal to him was not warrant-
Seltzer Chosen President
Of Aeronautical Society
Leon Seltzer, '40E, was elected
president of the Institute of Aeronau-
tical Sciences at a meeting last night
in the Natural Science Auditorium.
Other officers elected were: Robert
E. Britton, '40E, secretary; James S.
Wilkie, '40E, treasurer; Daniel Gru-
din, '40E, engineering council repre-
sentative; and Prof. Milton J.
Thompson of the department of aero-
nautical engineering, honorary chair-

Ready For Answer

Chamberlain Receives Vote
Of Confidence Through
376 To 145 Majority
Youths Over Twenty
Liable For Service

Foreign Scene
To Be Sifted
By Educators,
Adult Education Institute
To Be Sponsored Herex
By Extension Service
Mirroring America's concern withf
European affairs, the seventh annualI
Adult Education Institute to be spon-i
sored here next week by the Exten-
sion Service will offer six lectures
dealing with the shifting scene- in1
"What Can the Nazis Teach Us?",
will be the topic of Prof. Robert C.
Angell of the sociology department
who returned recently from a seven-
week's tour of Europe. He will key-"
note the International Relations Se-
ries at 2 p.m. Monday in the lobby
of the Rackham Building. Professor
Angell will discuss in his lecture the
methods through which America can
achieve a strong community sense.
Prof. Howard M. Ehrmann of the
history department will continue the
International Relations Series at 2
p.m. Tuesday with a talk on the
"Colonial Aspirations of Present Day
Italy." His lecture will reveal how
the present Franco-Italian colonial
conflict has arisen from the settle-
ment of colonial claims following the
World War.
In the Phi Kappa Phi address at
8 p.m. Tuesday in the Rackham
Building. Prof. Bernadotte E.
Schmitt, chairman of the history de-
partment at the University of Chi-
cago, will discuss "The European Sit-
uation." - Professor Schmitt is a Pul-
itzer prize winner in historical re-
search and has written a number of
books on Europe, including "Triple
Alliance and Triple Entente."

British Commons Aeepts
Draft As Hitler Prepares
Reply To Roosevelt's Plea

LONDON, April 27.-(/P)-The
House of Commons tonight approved
Prime Minister Chamberlain's pro-
posal to introduce compulsory mili-
tary service in Britain by an over-
whelming vote of 376 to 145 on the
eve of Adolf Hitler's reply to Presi-
dent Roosevelt's peace plea.
Following debate which showed the
House united on defense against any
aggression but divided on the con-
scription proposal to break down the
tradition of a volunteer army in
peacetime, Commons gave the Cham-
berlain government a big vote of con-
It rejected by a vote of 380 to 143
an opposition Laborite amendment
which called for censure of Cham-
berlain's policy.
The Prime Minister announced yes-
terday that a bill would be intro-
duced soon making all youths 20.
years of age liable to six months mill-
tary training, a law which would af-
fect about 310,000 men. The first
draft class was expected to be cut to
200,000, however, after deductions
and exemptions.
Acceptance of the conscription.
principle by Parliament-the House
of Lords also had approved it be-
fore adjourning-followed a personal
plea by Chamberlain for a vote be-
fore Hitler's Reichstag speech to-
Chamberlain explained to the
House, in opening the one-day full
dress debate, that he was eager for
the vote before Chancellor Hitler's
Reichstag speech tomorrow so Brit-
ish conscription would not be at-
tributed to anything Hitler might say.
Further to push defensive plans,
the war office asked for volunteers
from among ex-service men between
45 and 51 for the territorial army re-
serve to be used for home defense in
case of war.
About 1,500,000 men were made.
avaliable for the territorial, anti- air-
craft and coastal batteries by being
dropped from the reserved occupa-
tions list-of jobs important to na-
tional welfare.
This means they are at liberty now
to join the territorial field army like
the Amercan national guard.
Prospects for some form of alliance
among Soviet Russia, Britain and
France were brightened by Soviet
Ambassador Ivan Maisky's state-
ment at Copenhagen, on his way from
Moscow to London, that Russia would
aid Europe "in case of aggression."
French Club
Will Present
Play, Tonight

Only Hope For Hitler Downfall
Is Military Coup, Angell Holds

Drawing a picture of a Germany
blindfolded and straight-jacketed by
der Fuehrer, Prof. Robert C. Angell
of the sociology department, recently
returned from a three-month tour of
the Reich, last night told an audience
of 150 that the only chance of Hitler's
downfall lies in a dissident military
which might in time of war effect a
successful coup.
Some friction ex:sts between the
regular German arm, and the elite
private troops, Profes ,or Angell ex-
plained. There are still within the
army the old Prussian-type generals
with monarchistic leanings, he said.
But as soon as the Nazi hierarchy
through its elaborate espionage sys-
tem feels approaching revolution it
will go to war to save itself. Profes-
sor Angell declared.
All classes-including the capital-
ists, have fallen under the iron hand

German children, born in the Hitler
Regime, are being brought up in
terms of world dominion, Professor
Angell revealed. Young men feel
they are "out to dominate the world,"
he said.
Professor Angell described the per-
verse Nazi definition of law and order.
Regular police control prevails, he
said, but "On Nov. 10 I saw SA mem-
bers going out with axes over their
shoulders (the anti-Jewish attacks
following, the Vom Rath assassina-
tion) and the police stood around
watching them."
Universities have dwindled to less
than half their pre-Hitler size, Pro-
fessor Angell, who spent most of his
time at the University of Heidelberg,
related. The compulsory two-year
military service discourages higher
education, he explained. The Nazis
distrust the old educators, he said and
schools teach what the Nazis de-

Human Rights Roll Call Vital
To Democracy, Williams Claims

Explaining the implications of the
seven-point Human Roll call to be
presented to the student body to-
morrow, Prof. Mentor L. Williams of
the English department last night
pointed out that the preservation of
the individual upon whom democracy
depends cannot be achieved until the
rights specified in the Roll Call are
Speaking before more than 100
people at an open meeting of the
American Student Union, Professor
Williams scored the lack of equality
in edlucational opportunity and the
need for an extension of culture, ec-
onomic security, civil rights, medical
care and housing. All forward look-

dent's Report, he pointed out the
great divergency in educational op-
portunity in various states, a diver-
gency which, he explained, must ex-
ist as long as the property tax re-
mains the source o fschool's income.
To combat this situation, he added,
such measures as the Federal Edu-
cation Aid Bill and the NYA should
be supported.
Pointing out that culture in this
country has been largely aristocratic,
that is, possible only because of the
benevolence of certain wealthy citi-
zens, Professor Williams indicated
the worth of the various federal
projects enabling the growth of dem-
ocratic art in the field of theatre,
writing, music and painting.

Petersen, Gibson Portray
Leading Roles In 33rd
Annual Drama Here
The thirty-third annual French
play will be presented at 8:15 p.m.
tonight in Lydia Mendelssohn The-
atre by the members of Le Cerdle
Francais. The play, "Ces Dames Aux
Chapeaux Verts," a modern French
comedy by Albert Acremant, will be
directed by Charles E. Koella, of the
French department.
Jenny Petersen, '39, will play the
leading feminine role, that of Arlette.
The role of M. Hyacinthe will be
portrayed by David Gibson, '41, Mary
Allinson, '39, will play the part of
Marie; Ruth Calkins, '40, Jeanne;
Frances Blumenthal, '40, Ernestine;
Margaret Murphy, '39, Rosaile; and
Carrie Wallach, '41, Telcide.
John Hogg, '41, will take the part
of Augustine; Salvatore Longo, '41,
that of Jaques, Robert Vandenberg,
40, M. de Fleurville; and Warrington
Willis, '39, M. le Doyen.
The play will be given in French,
but the programs will contain a sum-
mary of the play in English for those
who are not familiar with the French

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