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Of Relief



Men's Congress
Initiates Free
Tutorial Plan
For Freshmen
Honor Societies To Furnish
Volunteer Mentors; Aid
Move Starts Tomorrow
University Officials
Give -Endorsenment
A tutorial system designed to im-
prove the scholarship of independent
men was announced today by Phil
Westbrook, '40, chairman of Con-
gress's activities Committee.
The plan, which goes into effect to-
morrow, provides approximately 30
volunteer students tutors from Phi
Eta Sigma and Tau Beta Pi, schol-
astic honor societies, to coach unaf-
filiated men who are now encounter-
ing scholastic difficulties. No fee will
be charged for the service, which will
be extended largely to freshmen this
A complete list of subjects in which
tutoring is available will be an-
nounced in Tuesday's Daily. Mean-
while, students wishing immediate aid
may phone or call at Congress's of-
fice in Room 306 of the Union be-
tween 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to-
Long a goal of Congress, accord-
ing to President Robert Hartwell,
'39BAd, the plan received its impetus
from reports of a successful tutorial
system functioning at the Univer-
sity of Oklahoma. Initiated by the
Independent governing body there,
the scheme proved so successful that
it was adopted and administered by
the University. A similar plan now
operates at Northwestern Univer-
The tutorial plan here has the of-
ficial endorsement of the University,
according to Westbrook. Dean Jo-
seph A. Bursley and Prof. Arthur Van
Duren, Chairman of Academic Coun-
selors, have already expressed en-
thusiastic approval, he said.
Jack Shuler, '40E, will direct the
plan's administration. Dave Kiel and
Nick Chapekis, '42, have been named
assistants to work under him.
Volunteers from Phi Eta Sigma, in-
clude: Ray Alln, Ken Calder, Wood-
row Frailing, '41E, John Harwood,
'41E, Ken Mathews, David Newburgh,
'41, Bruno Rocca, '41E, Harold Sing-
er, '41 and Paul Theriault, '41E.
Tau Beta Pi members are: Ray
Barnes, Dan Belden, '39, Herbert G.
Blumberg, '40E, Willis Brondyke,
Grad, Bob Hartwell, '39BAd, Robert
Jeffers, '40E, Don Van Loon, '39E, D.
Stewart Peck, '39E, William Rhodes,
Hadley Smith, '40E, Frederick Shands,
'40E and John Young, '39E.
Local Churches
Offer Varied
Services Today
Ministers Plan Interguild
Exchange T o Discuss
Principles Of Religion
An interguild exchange of minis-
ters who will discuss their own de-
nominational principles and talks by
faculty members will be featured in
the Ann Arbor churches in addition
to the regular morning services and
musical programs.

A panel co'mposed of members of
the Unitarian Church will discuss
"The Church in the Community" at
10:45 a.m. to evaluate the position
of the church in the community and
to discuss the.-problems confronting
organized religion throughout the
world. Members of the panel are:
Prof. John F. Shepard of the psychol-
ogy department, chairman; Prof.
Harold J. McFarlan of the geodosy
and surveying department, Prof.
Henry H. Higbee of the electrical en-
gineering department, Rev. H. P.
Marley, Gratia Harrington, Mrs. Vir-
ginia Johnson and Dr. Margaret
Prof. Mary C. Van Tuyl of the psy-
hology department will speak at 6
p.m. at the Liberal Students' Union
meeting on "Recent Trends and the
College Student."
As part of the program of exchange
pastors for this week's guild meetings,
the Rev. William Lemon of the Pres-
byterian Church will speak at 6 p.m.
at the Student Fellowship meeting
on "The Meaning of Protestantism."

Fielding Yost Plans To Observe
68th Birthday Quietly At Home.

Unnecessary Disturbances
Might Prove Harmful
After Influenza Attack
Fielding H. Yost will observe his
sixty-eighth birthday today but there
will be no family celebration as
Michigan's "grand old man" spends
the day quietly at home.
Yost, still suffering from the in-
fluenza and nervous exhaustion which
has confined him to his home for
seven weeks, is not allowed any un-
necessary disturbances and for this
reason Mrs. Yost reluctantly put aside
all celebration plans.
"A celebration would be too excit-
ing," explained Mrs. Yost, "even
though we'd like to have one."
But even if Ann Arbor plans no
party, Yost's myriad Michigan fans
and friends all over the country will
pour hundreds of congratulatory
messages into the "Old Man's" resi-
The University of Michigan Club
of Fort Worth, Texas, held its second
anuual "rousing birthday party" in
honor of the Wolverine athletic direc-
tor and showed motion pictures of
the Yosts at home, the Michigan
campus and the Michigan-Illinois
football game last fall. In addition,
recordings of the Varsity Band, the
carillon chimes and the varsity glee
club were played.
In spite of his confinement, in
spite of the fact that he has been
forced to miss spring football prac-
tice for the first time since he came
to Michigan in 1901, Yost was not
overly downcast. "It's a great birthday
for me," he said. "I can think of
each year I've been here and recall
over a dozen Michigan men I've
known intimately'each year. This has
been going on for 40 years. Anyone
with that many friends scattered all
Pitt Noses Out
Varsity Team
In Mile Relay


Record Is Shattered
Panther Foursome
PennRelay Classic

over the country has a right to be
During his illness, almost all of his
administrative duties have fallen to
Herbert O. (Fritz) Crisler, his assist-
ant and head football coach, who
will succeed to the directorship in
1941 when Yost reaches the com-
pulsory retirement age for faculty
members, but Yost asserts that he
"is still looking ahead to a few more
successful football seasons like the
last one."
Refuo'ee Fund
To Be Raised-
Jewish Group Sponsors
The local 10-day drive to raise
funds for the United Jewish Appeal'
for Refugees and Overseas Needs will
open tomorrow when, Ann Arbor offi-
cers of the campaign and their com-
mittees begin personal solicitation
of Jewish students, faculty members
and townspeople.
General chairman of the drive is
Dr. Isaac Rabinowitz, director of
Hillel Foundation. Samuel Grant,
'40, has been named student chair-
man; Mrs. Reuben L. Kahn, wife of
Dr. Kahn of the medical school, and
Prof. Jacob Sacks of the College of
Pharmacy will head the faculty part
of the drive. Osias Zwerdling and
S. G. Bothman are chairman of the
drive among townspeople.
The local U.J.A. drive is part of a
national effort to raise $20,000,000 to
(Continued on Page 6)
Challenge Offered
To Phi Beta Kappa
A challenge to members of Phi Beta
Kappa to make their national cam-
paign for defense of the humanities
a drive to help bring about funda-
mental social and cultural change
called for by the humanities was
made last night by Prof. Robert S.
Lynd of Columbia University at the
annual initiationbanquet of the or-
ganization in the League.
Professor Lynd, author of the well-
known "Middletown" and "Middle-
town in Transition," asked that radi-
calness or suddenness of change
should not be feared but encouraged.
The scholar, he said, should seek gen-
eral objectivity in attacking social
problems, should turn analysis to the
fundamental needs and points of at-
tack in our institutions, and should
assume responsibility for making and
backing decisions directed toward a
better national life.

Deadline Set
For Honors
Two Year's College Work
Needed For Entrance
To Tutorial Program
Plan Begins Trial 1
Period September
The deadline for applying for ad-
nission to the Degree Program of g
Honors in Liberal Arts, Michigan'sa
tutorial system, is set for 4:30 p.m. V
tomorrow. Students wishing to ap- f
ply must leave their names in the o
office of the Dean of the College of
Literature, Science and the Arts be- (C
fore this time. 1t
This program, which was approved d
by the faculty of the literary college e
in February, 1938, is to be placed in t
operation in September of this year t
for a five-year trial period before
being adopted as a permanent part s
of the educational policy of the col- e
lege. e
Hundred Admitted t
Not more than 100 students may d
be admitted at any one time during b
this trial period with not more than t
30 admitted from the junior class d
during the first year. Admission a
rules require that the students have H
completed two years of college work v
with an academic average of B, com- b
pletion of the group requirements,.1
qualifying examinations in both Eng- p
lish and one foreign language and a u
personal interview with the Board of d
Tutors. d
Applicants will be interviewed next s
week. Subsequently, they will beD
asked to write the qualifying exam-.
inations. Students will be notifiedC
before the end of the semester wheth-
r they have been accepted for the p
program. Those admitted will re- l
port to the Board of Tutors in Sep- Ib
temper. Announcement of the namesS
of tutors and of the seminars can-w
not be made until the adoption of e
the college budget, it was announced t
last week. However, it is expected b
that seminars offered will include 1
two in-social studies, two in lan-
guage and literature and one in sci-
Seminars Assigned
Following admission to the pro-
gram, each student will be assigned
to a seminar in the field in which he
is to work. The subjects of these
seminars will be broad fields within
which the student will be allowed to1
follow his own special interest. His
full program will include the honors
seminar, course work and individual
conferences with his tutor.
Dr. Lloyd S. Woodburne, assistant
to the dean of the literary college o
announced last week that small devi-A
ations from the published rules willj
not necessarily prevent a student'sh
admission if the Board is assured
that such a student is capable ofa
carrying on the independent work.
Golfers Beat h
Purdue Team
Emery's Putt On Last Hole'
Decides Contest
Little Jack Emery rolled in a six-
foot putt for a birdie on the 18th
green at the University course this

afternoon, to give the Wolverine
golfers a 91/2 to 81/2 win over Purdue,.
and maintain their unbeaten slate.
Had Emery missed his putt, or had
his opponent, Capt. John David, can-
ned a putt of equal length, the meet
would have ended in a tie score. As itt
was, Emery won the first nine, lost,
the second, and tied the 18th, split-
ting the three points at stake.
Capt. Bob Palmer took all three
points from Tom Marshall, but Toro
Tussing, playing fourth man, lost
three to Bob Hoffer of Purdue.
The deciding markers resulted from
(Continued on Page 3)
New Student Group
To Hold Discussion
A newly organized student group
will hold its initial meeting to in-
formally discuss current problems at
9 p.m. today in Room 302 of the
Union. The first subject will be
"A mmrie as Forign Policy " Both sides

Close Annual
Assembly On Curriculum_
Problems In Secondary
Schools Ends Siessions
Dances Exhibited
By Edison Students
The Schoolmasters' Club of Michi-
an closed its fifty-third annual meet
yesterday vith a general assembly
n the topic "Secondary Schools at
Work on their Curriculum Problems"
followed by seven group conferences
n specific problems.
Students from the Edison Institute,
Greenfield Village, under the direc-
ion of Benjamin B. Lovett, gave a
demonstration of and instruction in
early American dances and social
raining. Music was furnished by
he Ford Dance Orchestra.
The use of community resources to
upplement students' formal school
ducation was described by five teach-
rs from widely separated regions of
he state. H. C. Feeman of Lansing
described the opportunities offered
by the city to students. Frequent
rips are taken by portions of the stu-
lent body to important State offices
nd buildings. E. H. Mumford of
Highland Park told of the use of the
aried resources of Detroit by neigh-
oring localities. The trips, especial-
y to local industries have given op-
ortunity for observing the proced-
ires employed in modern mass pro-
duction, adding greatly to the stu-
lents' practical knowledge. Other
peakers were from Flint, Niles and
Deckerville. Prof. Harlan C. Koch,
ssistant director of the Bureau of
Cooperation was chairman.
Methods of adjusting the individual
upil in the small high school to the
ife of the community was described
y the faculty of the Okemos High
chool. The system involved the
writing of a report by each teacher on
ach pupil and the compilation of
hese reports into a journal which can
e referred to whenever any diffi-
ulty arises.
MIPA Session
To Bring-700
Here Thursday
High School Student Meet
To Open With Dance
In EveningAt Union
The eightheenth annual convention
of the Michigan Interscholastic Press
Association at which 700 student
journalists representing , about 200
high schools will be present opens
Thursday evening with a reception
and dance at the Union.
Under the sponsorship of the De-
partment of Journalism aided by Sig-
ma Delta Chi and Theta Sigma Phi,
honorary journalism societies, the
convention will offer high school stu-
dents the opportunity to receive new
ideas for their publications at the
various "clinics" and to hear various
prominent speakers on differenat
phases of journalsim. dt
Among those scheduled to speakI
are Herbert O. Crisler, H. C. L. Jack-
son of the Detroit News, Helen Bower
of the Detroit Free Press, Arthur W.
Stace of the Ann Arbor News, Prof.
John Shepard of the psychology de-
partment, Prof. Bennett Weaver of
the English department, Milo Ryan

of the journalism department of
Wayne University, Prof. John L.
Brumm, Prof. Wesley H. Maurer and
Profs Donald Haines of the journal-
ism department.
The "clinics" which will be held are
designed to benefit those at the con-
vention by discussion of particular
(Continued on Page 2)

Michigan Wins, 9-

Notre Dame 2 Hits


Holds Irish Nine

, k

Wolverine Nine Is Held
Hitless For 5 Innings;
Smick Walks But Three
Varsity To Meet
Ypsi Tomorrow
As is likely to happen to every
team in any line of athletic endeavor,
the fumbling, stumbling Michigan
baseball team of Friday changed cos-
tume yesterday in a startling form
reversal to whip Notre Dame, 9 to 1,
behind the flawless two hit pitching
of Danny Smick.
Awake once more after their seven
error snooze in the Michigan State
comedy of errors, the Wolverines
jumped to an early lead in typical
opportunist fashion and iced the
victory in the eighth inning with a
six run splurge.
While the Michigan baserunners
were forcing the Irish into telling
errors, Smick was mowing down the
opposition with ridiculous ease. Two
loping singles, both by centerfielder



PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 29.-
(/P)-It took a new meet record by
Pittsburgh's flying foursome to keep
Michigan out of the winners' circle
today in the classic one-mile relay
championship ofithe 45th annual
Penn Relay Carnival.
The Wolverines, with Warren
Breidenbach turning in a great an-
chor leg, chased Pitt and Long John
Woodruff to a 3:14.8 performance
and themselves were timed in 3:16.4,
only one second slower than the
former meet mark. Running with
Breidenbach were Ross Faulkner,
Phil Balyeat and Jack Leutritz.
Woodruff ripped off a 47.4 second
anchor-leg quarter-mile to bring the
Pitt team home 10 yards in front of
Michigan.:'Frank Ohl gave the Pan-
thers a 10 yard lead on the first leg
and Clyde Graf, running third for
them, handed Woodruff the same
The crowd of 30,000 roared as
Woodruff took over but that roar
subsided to almost a whisper as, down
the back stretch, Michigan's Breiden-
bach cut Long John's lead in half.
But rounding the final turn into
the stretch, Woodruff let out his
stride to hit the tape 10 yards to the
(Continued on Page 3)

Groups Named
For Tag Day's
Annual Drive
Five Committees To Begin
Campaign Thursday Fort
Fresh AirCamp FundsE
Committeemen for the annual Tag
Day drive Thursday for funds to sendt
needy children to Fresh Air Campx
were announced yesterday by the five1
committee chairmen.
Robert Hartwell, '39E, will direct1
the publicity work together with Phil
Westbrook, '40, Jack Hoover, '40, Ed
Page, '39E, William Rockwell, '41,w
Douglas Tracy, '40E, Robert May, :
'39E, Harie McElroy, '39, Marvin Rei-1
der, '39, and Robert Mitchell, '39.
Herbert Leake is in charge of mis- :
cellan'eous items of procedure andc
will be aided by Paul Eddy, '41, and
Charles Buck, '40. Patients in the
Health Service are also assisting the
drive by stringing the tags.
Tom Adams, '40, who is in charge
of all men volunteers and men's or-
ganizations will be assisted by West-1
brook, Daniel Suits, '40, William Ash,
'41, and Walter Stebens, '40.
Women volunteers and all women's
organizations will be led by Roberta
Moore, '40, and Barbara Benedict,
'40. Other members of the women's
committee include Maxine Baribeau,
40, Frances Small, '40, Mary Van
Welde, '40Ed, Betty Roberts, '40,
Charlotte Wiss, Betty Gross, '40, Zen-
ovia Skoratko, '40Ed, Doryce Heifrich,
Delores Sturgick, '40, and Fifi Angle-
son, '41.
Clarence Kresin, '39, who is in
charge of merchant solicitation has
named Constance Bryant, '40, Miss
Benedict, and John Wisler, '39E, to
his committee. Ray Monday, Helen
Barnett, '41, Gilda Cappannari, '41,
Mazie Saltman, '41A,, Jane Mowers,
'40, Pricilla Baer, '40 and Jane Krause,
'41, will assist the solicitation.
Hathaway Here Tomorrow
Detained in Buffalo Friday after-
noon so that he could not make a
scheduled address Clarence A. Hat}-
away, editor-in-chief of the Daily
Worker and member of the National
Committee of the Communist Party
of the United States, will speak at 4
p.m. tomorrow in Unity Hall at the
corner of State and Huron Streets.

Joe Nardone, in the first and third
minings were the only successful Irish
fforts of the afternoon.
Rarely getting behind the batter,
Smick used his underhand curve in
he clutch, but his most effective
pitch was an overhand fast ball which
he kept high and inside and used only
nfrequently. He allowed but three
bases on balls and struck out six.
Despite the one sided score, Mr.
Smick was not without opposition
yesterday. On the mound for the
Irish was stocky, left-handed Mike
Mandjiak, and for five innings this
young son of Erin held the Wolver-
nes hitless, although they scored a
cheap run in the first inning.
After Charley Pink had bounced
out, peppery Mike Sofiak, who
changed positions with Capt. Walter
Peckinpaugh yesterday, walked and
stole second. Peck, back at third
base where he apparently belongs,
sent an easy roller to the box, Sofiak
noving to third. With Elmer Gedeon
at bat, Mandjiak uncorked a wild
pitch and Sofiak scored the first run,
sans a Wolverine hit.
The next four innings were score-
lesl affairs, but in the sixth the
Notre Dame battery handed the Wol-
verines another gift run. Pink led off
with the first hit of the day, a pretty
(Continued on Page 3)
Adult Education
Meet To Open
500 Expected For Series
Beginning Tomorrow
More than 500 persons are expected
to attend the seventh annual Adult
Education Institute to be sponsored
here tomororw through Saturday by
the Extension Service, in cooperation
with the Federated Women's Clubs
of Michigan.
Six series of lectures will be offered
during the week. These include series
on international relations, contem-
porary figures, adult education, lit-
erature, music and art and parlia-
mentary law.
After an opening talk by Dr. Charles
A. Fisher, director of the Extension
Service, Prof. Bennet Weaver of the
English department will conduct the
first lecture of the Literature Series,
"The Poetry of John Keats," at 11
a.m. Monday in the Rackham Bldg.
Prof. Robert C. Angell of the so-
ciology department, who recently re-
turned from a seven month stay in
Europe, will give the first lecture of
the international relations series,
"What Can the Nazis Teach Us?' at
2 p.m.
Reading Band Receives
Highest Honors Yesterday
The Michigan School Instrumental


As Smick


Michigan's Varsity baseball
team will meet Michigan State
Normal on Ferry Field tomorrow
afternoon at 4:05 p.m. Admis-
sion is free to students showing
identification cards.

Ninth Alumni University Offers
Eleven Courses Here In June

An institution which has reaffirmed
in the minds of thousands of alumni
the fact that the University's func-
tion does not end with presentation
of a sheep-skin will once more come
into prominence when the ninth
Alumni University is held here the
week beginning June 19.
The idea of presenting intensive
short-courses for the benefit of
alumni who wished to do a bit of
"brushing up" began at Lafayette
College, Easton, Penn., in June 1929.
A year later Michigan became the
first large university to inaugurate
such an educational program. In the
ensuing decade the idea has spread
throughout the country.
World relations, contemporary
problems, literature and art will form

K. Pollock of the political science1
department, the only American
among the judges in the Saar pleb-
iscite, will give a similar series on
the political scene in Europe.
In the past the Alumni Universi-
ty has won acclaim from those at-
tending. One person who enrolled
last year wrote: "Of course you don't
work-you just absorb, and most of
us found the lectures not only a
valuable and authoritative review of
what has transpired, but obtained
much that helped in preparation for
things to come. What man would not
like to have the symphony analyzed
in terms of his understanding, or
have pointed out to him the beauty
of architecture, or be made to under-
stand the meaning of the drama?
We have not all been privileged to
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Soviet Plane's Forced Landing
Attributed To Frozen Compass

NEW YORK, April 29.-(P)-Freez-
ing of the plane's radio compass and
exhaustion of the fliers' oxygen sup-
ply caused the two Soviet airmen
enroute from Moscow to New York
to decide on a forced landing on
Miscou Island off New Brunswick,
Canada, Soviet officials said tonight.
ConstantineOumansky, charge d'
affaires of the Soviet Embassy at
Washington, announced at flight'
headquarters here that these reasons
were given by Brig. Gen. Vladimir

rador and St. Lawrence Bay he met
complete overcast up to 27,000 feet
and climbed to this revel." Oumansky1
said. "He had continuous strong
winds. The temperature at that time
was minus 48 degrees Centigrade
(minus 54.4 Fahrenheit).
"The radio compass was frozen and
the oxygen supply was exhausted and
in spite of the fact the motors were
performing perfectly and he still had
900 kilograms of gasoline, he con-
sidered it unadvisable to continue and
ArwnirA +c 1orrnd

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