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Fair, warmer in central and
south portions today.

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And The Democracies



Haber Accepts
National Post


Named To High Post

To Supervise
Refugee Work
Executive Post Involves
Resettlement And Relief
Grants In United States
Economist Granted
One-Year Absence
Prof. William Haber of the econom-
ics department was granted a one-
year leave of absence yesterday by
the Board of Regents to allow him.
to become Executive Director of the.
National Coordinating Committee for
Refugees. The Committee's work in-
volves the granting of relie: and aid
to refugees, resettling them in the
United States and helping them to
make an adjustment to their new
Leaving the University at the close
of this semester, Professor Haber will
begin his work in New York early
in June. Ie will be the chief admin-
istrator in. the non-sectarian Nation-
al Coordinating Committee and the
National Coordinating Committee
Fund, Inc., agencies concerned pri-
marily with meeting the refugee prob-
lem that faces this country as a
result of the racial and political poli-
cies of the Nazi government in Ger-
To Contact All Groups
In addition wo guidance of policy,
Prof. Haber's work will include con-
tacting national and local leaders and
the development of close relation-
ships with all groups, Jewish and
non-sectarian, that are dealing with
the refugee problem.
A member of the present Advisory
Council of the Social Security Board,
Prof. Haber as State Emergency Re-
lief Administrator for Michigan from
1933 to 1936 directed a program en-
tailing the expenditure of $230,000-
Haber Is Well Qualified
Prof. Haber was chosen to head
the coordinating committee, accord-
ing to William Rosenwald, president
of the organization, "because he com-
bines, to an unusual degree, out-
standing administrative ability, high
intellectual character, a thorough
knowledge of the economic aspects of
the program, and a complete under-
standing of its social implications."
"It is most important," Mr. Rosen-
wald said, "that during this first
year of integration we have a per-
son of his caliber."
The coordinating committee which
Prof. Haber will head was formed in
1934 by 20 American agencies en-
gaged in the work of relief and re-
(Continued on Page 8)
V isitors Charge
Michigan Fails
To Meet Ideals


Honors Ford,
800 Students
Doctor Of Letters Degree
Awarded By University
To Minnesota President
President Ruthven
Makes Presentation
Dr. Guy Stanton Ford, president
of the University of Minnesota, was
awarded the honorary degree of Doc-
tor of Laws by the University at the
sixteenth annual Honors Convocation
yesterday following his address to
more than 800 students receiving rec-
ognition for high scholarship achieve-
Presentation of the degree was
made by President Ruthven while
Prof. John G. Winter, chairmanof
the Latin. department, delivered the
citation. Prof. Karl Litzenberg of
the English department and Prof.
Dwight Long of the history depart-
ment, graduates of the University of
Minnesota, put on the hood sym-
bolizing the degree.
Wisconsin Graduate
The citation follows: "A graduate
of the University of Wisconsin, a
historian repeatedly honored by his
colleagues for many years Dean of the
Graduate School and now president
of the University of Minnesota. Long
participation in University govern-
ment has not diminished his produc-
tive research, nor has devotion to
scholarship unfitted him to confront
exacting problems of educational pol-
icy and control. The wisdom, candor
and tolerance revealed in his writ-
ing appear with equal clearness in his
official career. Forecful, competent
constructive, he directs the com-
irs of a great university with
jr balance and spaciousness of

Rice Begins

Varsity Drops
Home Opener
To M.S.C., 6-



And Wild' Pitches
Spartans To Win;
PlaysIrish Today

Hitler Rejects Peace Plea;

Seven Michigan errors combined
with other lapses which aren't re-
corded in the box scores, helped make
six. Michigan State hits good for six
runs, and the result was a 6-3 victory
for the Spartans in the home opener
yesterday on Ferry Field.
The Michigan Varsity baseball
team meets Notre Dame at 2:30
p.m. on Ferry Field. Admission is
free to students showing identi-
fication cards. '

Parley Here
53rd Annual Conference
Listens To Social Service
Activities Conde mned
Dean Kraus Given
Committee Position
The original aims of education have
been lost in a welter of social service
activities, Prot. Warner G. Rice of
the English department said yester-
day at the general conference meet-
ing which opened the 53rd an-
nual meeting of' the Schoolmaster's
Club. Election of officers preceded
Professor Rice's address.
George W. Murdoch, principal of
Southwestern High School in Detroit,
was elected president for the com-
ing year, with El. C. Geyer, superin-
tendent of the Battle Creek schools
selected as vice-president. Dean Ed-
ward H. Kraus of the literary college,
was made a member of the executive
committee to serve for three years.
Meetings Close Today
The Club meetings will conclude
today with seven conferences on
community and school curricular
activities and a demonstration of
early American dancing.
The education system has been un-
able to resist the impulse toward ex-
pansion, and this in process it has
lost sight of its direction, Professor
Rice said in his talk. The elimina-
tion of discipline in teaching, he went
on to say, has deprived the pupil of
the essential bases of knowledge.
The average reader cannot under-
stand what is written in the press,
declared Dr. Edgar Dale of Ohio Uni-
versity at the Geography and Social
Studies section meeting. He pointed
out that the reading ability of the
average reader is very low with a
large percent able to understand what
is written for sixth-grade readers but
the press uses language for twelfth-
grade consumption.
Griggs Talks
In his story of "A Scholar Goes
Visiting," Prof. Earl L. Griggs of
the English department recounted
his experiences in England during
his 27 months of graduate work at
the University of London. Professor
Griggs emphasized the etraordin-
ary friendliness and generosity shown
him by the English people while he
was doing research work on the let-
ters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
The school training program must
comply with the employment de-
mands, for business men are too fre-
quently disappointed by the lack of
proper training of college graduates
who come to them seeking employ-
ment, Lee A White, director of pub-
lic relation of the Detroit News, told
the education conference.
Germany is working toward eco-
(Continued on Page 8)

Hitler Answers Roosevelt Peace Plan

Non-Aggression Proposal
Spurned By Der Fuehrer
In ReplyTo Roosevelt
Demand For Danzig
Return Emphasized
BERLIN, April 28.-(;P)-Adolf Hit-
ler today scrapped his naval treaty
with Britain and his non-aggression
pact with Poland and thundered a
reply to President Roosevelt's peace
proposals which sounded like defi-
ance but let the outside world see the
door ajar for peace.
He declined to give the guarantees
of non-aggression for 31 nations list-
ed by the American President in his
April 14 appeals to Hitler and Pre-'
mier Mussolini, but offered each state





With Poland And Britain

It was just one of those days when
the Wolverines did everything wrong.
The usually steady infield fell com-
pletely apart, the Michigan baserun-
ners were caught napping off the
sacks, and three Wolverine pitcers
combined to walk seven and hit three


:Y4 :

Thousands of high school students
from all parts of the state converged
on Ann Arbor yesterday and today.
All of them had one idea in mind-
to see a "genuine" university in ac-
tion and to compare it with their
previous notions on an institution of
higher education. With this in mind,
Daily interviewers asked several visi-
tors: "What pis your first impression
of Michigan and how does it differ
from the Hollywood idea of college
Jack Terrell, young four-and-a-half
footer from Holland: "Most co-eds
around here seem to go after the
boys the way they do in the movies.
They're pretty, but "high-flautin ."
Wouldn't mind having a date with
that one over there, though. I guess
goldfish swallowers are exceptions to
most college men."
Margaret Watson, Battle Creek:
The co-eds are typical of the movies;
they're 'snooty,' too. I don't think the
boys are here to spend their fathers'
money, well, that is most of them.
I'd like a date for a house party."
Morton Phillips, Dowagiae: "Holly-
wood and Ann Arbor are both pretty
dull. College students seem pretty
shallow. Spend so much time trying
to make an impression on people.
Like that fellow who ate five white
Mary Ellis, Kalamazoo: "The

enemy batsnien.
The Fishermen combed the offer-
ings of the Spartan ace, Paul Der-
rickson, for 11 hits, but only in the
first inning were they able to bunch
their blows enough to make them-
count. After the Wolverines gained
a 3-0 lead in the opening frame on
Charley Pink's safe bunt, a pass to
Mike Sofiak, and successive singles
by Walt Peckinpaugh, Elmer Gedeon
and Fred Trosko, Derrickson settled
down, and kept the remaining seven
Michigan singles well scattered.
The pitching burden for Michigan
was shared by Jack Barry, Lyle Bond
and Les Veigel. Barry, most effective
of the hurlers in early games, got
off to a fair start, and might have
turned in a good game had not his
support cracked up on him. His in-
creased wildness plus an error by
Sofiak allowed two runs to score in
the fifth, and Jack was removed
(Continued on Page 6)
Marching Units
To Participate
i Music Fete
Eight Bands Will Highlight
Program Finale Today;
16 Orchestras To Play
Eight high school bands will par-
ticipate in the Grand Finale of the
Marching Festival Program at 7:30
p.m. today in Yost Field House. The
program will highlight the Michigan
High School Music Festival which
opened here yesterday.
Bands and orchestras will perform
programs simultaneously from 8:30
a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at Hill Audi-
torium, the Masonic Temple, Ann Ar-
bor High School Auditorium, and
Waterman Gymnasium. Bands from
58 schools and 16 orchestras will be
classified into five divisions, based
on excellence of performance.
Divisional ratings for all events in-
cluding the solo and ensemble events
held yesterday will be announced at
Yost Field House tonight. Eight
hundred and ten solo and ensemble
events were held.
Class "A" orchestras will meet in
Hill Auditorium this morning. All
orchestras in this class are required
to play Walther's Prize Song from
"Die Meistersinger" by Wagner.
Class "A" bands will meet in the same

New Minnesota President
Dr. Ford was elected to the presi-
dency of the University of Minnesota
1 a October succeeding Lotus D.
n who died Sept. 22. Coming
to jMinnesota from Illinois in 1913.
Dr. Ford was made Dean of the Grad-
uate School. He was with the com-
mittee on Public Information at
Washington during the years of the
war as director of the division of
civic and educational publications
and was chairman of the board of
editors of the American History.Re-
view from 1921 to 1927. He is editor
of Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia
and the Harper History Series.
In the address which highlighted
the Honors Convocation Dr. Ford de-
clared that "true democracy will al-
ways have to admit that by certain
standards now widely accepted by
peoples who never possessed democ-
(Continued on Page 8)
Flint High Debaters
Wlrin Championship
Over Battle Creek
Flint Central debaters won a unan-
imous decision, over the Battle
Creek negative squad in the 22nd
Annual State Championship Debate
Contest held last night in Hill Audi.
torium. The topic under discussior
was, "Resolved, That the Unitec
States Should Establish an Alliance
With Great Britain."
The affirmative side held that the
United States should make an alli-
ance with Great Britain to protect its
economic interests in other parts of
the world and to preserve peace. If
peace cannot be preserved, they, de-
clared, it will enable the United
Stat~s and Great Britain to carry
on a more effective war than they
could under a free policy.
The Flint Central team composed
(Continued on Page 8)


University Day Today
High school students from all
parts of the state will visit the
University today in the second of
a series of three "University Days."
In addition to tours the visit will
be featured by a series of confer-
ences with departmental heads to
enable the visitors to plan a course
of study upon entering college.
Among the faculty members who
will participate in the conferences
are: Dean Henry M. Bates of the
law school, Dean Clare E. Griffin
>f the business administration
school and Dean Wells I. Bennett
of the College of Architecture.
Students who are here to attend
the championship debate and
Band exercises are also invited to
take part in the University Day

was sent by radio from Berlin to the
Regents Accept
Gifts And L e t
Four Contracts
Donations Total $19.,368;
Sabbatical Leaves Given
To TracyAnd Denison
Acceptance of gifts totaling $19,-
368 and letting of four contracts
amounting to $67,603 were high-
lights of the regular April meeting of b
the Board of Regents yesterday.
S. Blickman & Co., of Weehawken,
N.J. won a $11,866 contract for fur-
nishing and installing equipment in
the new Health Service building. A
$22,470 contract was let to R. L. l
Spitzley Co. for heating plant equip-
ment. George Waterhouse of Ann
Arbor received a $10,950 contract for
heating plant extensions and Albert1
Pick and Co. of Chicago was award-x
ed a $22,317 contract for kitchent
Prof. Margaret E. Tracy of the ec-
onomics department and Prof. David <
M. Denison of the physics depart-S
ment were granted sabbatical leaves
for the year 1939-40. Prof. Fred S.c
Dunham of the Latin department wasc
given a special leave for 1939-40 so
that he might carry out experimental
studies in Latin teaching at Shaker
Heights High School, Shaker Heights,
Special provision for carrying on
a summer course in safety education
was made by the Regents. The course,,
which will be given under the aus-
pices of the School of Education with
the assistance of the department of
transportation in the engineering col-
lege, was motivated by increased pub-
lic demand for efficient safety train-
ing. A large attendance from Michi-
gan's larger school system is expected.
Dr. Phil L. Marsh, '11A, '19M, of
Jackson, for many years an enthusi-
ast over the work of the Museum of
(Continued on Page 2)
Soviet Airmen Forced
flown On Miscou Island
NEW YORK, April 28.-(A')-Two
Russian aviators who had hoped tol

e United States.
Watson Breakst
Shot Put Mark t
At Penn Relays
lMichigan Captain Finishes
Second In Discus; Kelley.
Wins Third In HurdlesI
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. April 28.-
(P)-Bill Watson of Michigan today1
bettered the carnival record for the'
shot put with a 52 ft. 9 % in. effort
n winning the event and beating his
nemesis, Frank Ryan of Columbia,
as the 45th annual Penn Relays got
under way before a slim crowd of
soggy spectators at Franklin Field.
Ryan, who is national champion,
had beaten Watson in six previous
meetings, but the big Michigan cap-
tain, a likely candidate for a 1940
Olympic decathlon spot, had too
much for him today and successfully
dethroned the Columbian, the 1938
Watson also finished second in the
discus to dominate the first day's spe-
cial field events. Only Bill Faymon-
ville of Notre Dame, who cracked the
standard for the second straight
year, was better in the discus, his win-
ning heave sailing 163 ft. 4 in. Watson
tossed the platter 152 ft. 2 in. for his
second place.
After finishing second in his heat
of the 400-meter hurdle invitation,
Stan Kelley of Michigan led almost
all the way in the finals only to
stumble over the last hurdle and be
passed by Hubert Reavis of Duke,
the winner, and Halbert Evans of
Maryland, the runner-up, in the fin-
al dash to the tape. Kelley made
a handsome recovery to take third
place. The winning time was :55.1.
With Leutritz, Davidson, Jester,
and Schwarzkopf running in that
order, the Wolverines acquitted them-'
(Continued on Page 7)
500 Students Sign
Human Rights Call

German Chancellor Adolf Hitler is shown in Berlin as he made his
two hour, seventeen minute reply to President Roosevelt's peace plea in
an address to the Reichstag.-Behind Hitler (center, foreground) is
Field Marshall Hermann Goering (in high decked chair). This picture

World-Wide Reaction
POLAND-announced it would
counter German pressure "prompt-
ly in the same manner."
WASHINGTON- disappointed,
called Hitler blustering, still hoped
for peace.
FRANCE-interpreted speech as
ITALY-through Gayda, ap-
proved the speech of Rome's axis
BALKANS-felt easy, expected
move on Poland.
HUNGARY-pleased by Hitler's
assurance that it need not worry.
NETHERLANDS - unchanged,
rejected German offer to negoti-
ate mutual non-aggression on
grounds neutrality precluded it.
SOVIET RUSSIA-still pessi-
mistic. No official comment yet.
a non-aggression assurance "on the
ondition of absolute reciprocity pro-
ided that the state wishes it and
tself addresses to Germany a request
for such assurance."
He defied the world to stand in
he way of Germany's regaining
what she lost in the World War-
hough he specifically named Alsace-
Lorraine, which went to France, as
a main exception-and pointedly
asked President Roosevelt to fulfill
"the promises" of President Wilson
"that German colonial claims" would
receive "just examination."
Hitler spoke for two hours and 17
minutes before the Reichstag in the
Kroll Opera House
The German government consid-
ered the speech as Hitler's official re-
ply to President Roosevelt's message
and as such its text was handed to
Raymond H. Geist, United States
charge d'affaires, for transmission
to Washington.
He disclosed for the first time "my
one and only offer" to Poland con-
cerning the free state of Danzig and
Pomorze (the Polish corridor), which
he said Poland rejected.
The terms were:
Return of Danzig, a part of Ger-
many before the World War, as a
free state into the framework of
the German state; a sovereign Ger-
man route and a railway line at Ger-
many's disposal across the corridor,
connecting East Prussia with the rest
of Germany; a free harbor at Danzig
for Poland; acceptance of present
boundaries between the two countries
as final; a 25-year non-aggression
treaty; and a guarantee of the in-
dependence of Slovakia by Germany,
Poland andHungary.
He blamed Poland's calling up of
troops, "although Germany on her
part has not called up a single man
and has not thought of proceeding in
(Continued on Page 8)
f;olf Team. To Face
Michigan's undefeated golf team
will inaugurate its home season today
when they play host to the Purdue
golfers at the University golf course.
The first foursome in doubles play
will tee off at 8:30 a.m., with singles
play beginning at approximately 12:45
The Wolverines, who defeated Ohio
State in their first Conference test
last week, will send Capt. Bob Pal-
mer, Jack Emery, Jim Loar, Tom

Valuable Prizes Will Be Given
At Michigras, Treadwell Says

Patrons of the Michigras this year
will leave the carnival with valuable
prizes instead of the worthless souv-
enirs which have been presented in
past years, Don Treadwell, '40, chair-
man of the Michigras Prizes Commit-
tee, announced yesterday.
To facilitate the presentation of
these prizes, a system of redeemable
tokens, called "Michibucks," will be
instituted and all prizes will be dis-
tributed from a central booth.
The system will operate quite sim-

Awards such as wallets, cigarette
lighters, necktie pins, collar buttons9
and cuff links and the like will be3
In addition to the prizes awarded
through the "Michibucks," Congress,;
Independent Men's Organization, will
raffle off four radios. Tickets for this
raffle will be sold this week and next
week on the campus.
More than 50 booths will be set up
by fraternities, sororiities and other
organizations at the Michigras this
year, and the majority of these

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