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Ames Awards
For 1938 Won
By Sharfman
For Law Book
Treatise On ICC Chosen
As Outstanding Work
By Harvard Faculty
Columbia Author
Also Takes Prize
Prof. I. L. Sharfman, chairman of
the economics department, Sunda
was awarded Harvard's $500 Ames
prize for outstanding legal writing.
A five volume legal treatise, "The
Interstate Commerce Commission,"
earned the 1938 award for Profes-
sor Sharf man. The book was pub-
lished in separate volumes in 1931-
The Ames prize is presented every
four years by the faculty of the Har-
vard Law School "for the most meri-
torious law book or legal essay writ-
ten in the English language."
Prof. James C. Bonright of Colum-
bia University was also named to re-
ceive a similar award this year. The
prize consists of a bronze medal and
the $500 cash stipend.t
ICC Legislative Basist
Professor Sharfman's work deals
with the legislative basis of the In-1
terstate Commission's authority, thet
scope of its jurisdiction, and the or-i
ganization and activity of the Coin-I
mission. It was written following an
investigation and study of severalf
years. He wrote the work under thec
auspices..of the Commonwealth Fund,
of New York City.r
He has served on several Federal
advisory committees, and has writtent
two other books, "Railway Regula-
tion," and "The American Railwayt
Professor Sharfman was born in the
Ukraine, Russia, and came to thei
United States at the age of eighti
years. He received his B.A. degreeE
and :aMasters degree from HarvardI
He was an assistant in economics,
Harvard College, 1908-1910; profes-
sor of Law and Political Science, Im-.I
perial Pei Yang 'University, Tientsin,
China, 1910-1912; and came to theI
University in 1912.
Former Lecturer1
He served as University lecturer in
economics in 1912-1913; was appoint-
ed associate professor in 1913, and1
received a full professorship in 1914.1
He was made chairman of the ec-
onomics department in 1927.
Professor Sharfman is a member of
the American Economics Association.,
the American Academy of Political
and Social Science, the Michigan Aca-I
demy of Science, and of the Ameri-I
can Association of Unversty Profes-
sors. '
"The Interstate Commerce Cc-i-
mission," the winning book, has re-
ceived praise from many economic ex-
perts. The late Mr. Justice Ben-
jamin N. Cardozo described it: "It is
a remarkable piece of work-instruc-
tive, comperhensive, admirably con-
ceived, admirably developed, and writ-
ten in so attractive a style, so clearly
and flowing, that to read it s a rare
Tag'Day Sale
For Campers

Set For Mty4
For 18 years the campus has had
its Tag Day to raise funds for
the Fresh Air Camp for the needy
children, but only during the last
three years has it been an all-campus
project. It will be held on May 4.
Chief among the organizations be-
hind Tag Day at present are the
Union, League, Interfraternity Coun-
cil, Assembly, Congress, Pan-Hellen-
ic, Student Religious Association,
Wyvern, and Mortarboard.
George G. Adder, has for many
years been director of Fresh Air
Camp, and has been assisted by sev-
eral prominent members of the
University faculty. The camp com-
mittee includes Prof. F. N. Menefee
of the Engineering School, chairman.
Dr. E. W. Blakeman, Counselor of
Religious Education, Prof. L. J. Carr
of the sociology department, Dr. W.
W. Forsythe of the Health Service,
Prof. H. Y. McClusky, of the Educa-
tion School, Mr. K. W. Morgan, di-
rector of Lane Hall and several others.
During the first three years of its
eistence the camn wasu nder the

Wins National Award

Benson Endorses FDR's Plans
To Reorganize Administration


Creation Of New Agencies
Seen As Attempt To Save
More Than 15 Millions
The first of a series of government
reorganization plans through which
President Roosevelt expects to "im-
prove the administrative management
of the Republic" and at the same
time save the nation more than $15,-
000,000 annually was termed an "in-
telligent move toward efficient gov-
ernment administration" by Prof.
George C. S. Benson of the political
science department in an interview
Citing the creation of three new
independent offices on the founda-
tions of 21 agencies and departmental
bureaus concerned with various
phases of public welfare, public works
and Federal lending programs, Pro-
fessor Benson declared that the plan,
submitted to the Congress Wednes-
day, would probably eliminate much
friction between departments by co-
ordinating related activities now
spread out among different agencies.
Professor Benson pointed out the
following transfers of activities as
especially significant in increasing
administrative efficiency:
1. Inclusion of the Employment
Service, now in the Labor Depart-
ment, and the unemployment com-
pensation bureau of thenSocial Se-
curities Board in the new Federal
Security Agency. This will do much

to eliminate friction which has arisen
between these two agencies in the
states, he said, and may solve one of
the most serious administrative prob-
lems in the government social securi-
ty program.
2. Placing of the office of educa-
tion, now in the Department of the
Interior, under the proposed Security
Agency. There is an obvious rela-
tionship today between education and
employment opportunities, Professor
Benson said, and much practical
value can derive from education of
individuals for these employment op-
3. Inclusion of the Public Health
Service, now in the Treasury De-
partment, in the same Security Agen-
cy. We seem to be embarking at the
present time, Professor Benson said,
on a program of public medical care*
for the indigent. The inclusion of
high-grade medical organization like
the Public Health Service will, he
said, do much to facilitatethe de-
velopment of a system of public medi-
cal care.
4. Placing of PWA and WPA in
the proposed Public Works Agency in
order that the high administrative
standards of the PWA and the broad
field covered by the WPA can be com-
bined to increase the total of jobs
provided usefully, yet decrease the
total amount spent.
5. Inclusion of the Bureau of Public
Roads, now in the Department of Ag-
riculture, in the Works Agency. Since
(Continued on Page 6)


Ruthven Asks {
Refugee Help
For Campaign
Drive For Funds Opened
By Jewish Organization;
Townspeople Solicited
President Ruthven yesterday called
upon those who will be asked to con-
tribute in the local drive of the
United Jewish Appeal to "study the
problems which are here put before
us as a civilization and perform an
immediate direct service for human-
The ten-day Ann Arbor campaign
for funds to aid in refugee work
opened yesterday when personal soli-
citation of Jewish students, faculty
members and townspeople began.
President Ruthven's statement on
the U.J.A. drive follows:
"Itis reassuring to know that stu-
dents will, on occasion give to th
point of sacrifice where fellow men
are in need. One is stunned by the
nature of the emergencies presented
in the refugee problem. Though soci-
ety long since should have progressed
beyond mass cruelty and organized
ill will, we deal with fact and not
with theory. Hence, without weighing
all the niceties of logic and without
measuring very carefully the relative
merits of the three causes presented,
we may well join our fellow citizens
in the sincere effort of students and
friends in behalf of the American
United Jewish appeal.
"Allow me to hope that many will
both study the problems which are
here put before us as a civilization
and perform an immediate direct
service to humankind."
Relief and reconstruction for re-
fugees in Europe; resettlement of
Jews in Palestine; and assistance
to emigres to the United States are
the objectives for which a national
drive is being carried on this year
in an effort to raise $20,000,000.
Golfers Whip
Western State
Unbeaten-bSquad Extends
Victories To Seven
Battling a cold wind that swept the
University course here yesterday
afternoon, Michigan's unbeaten golf
squad extended its string of wins to
seven when it overpowered Western
State Teacher's College; 15-2'/2.
The Wolverine onslaught was led
by number two man Jim Loar whose
74 was good for three points in the
individual play, and together with
Jack Emery's- 76, picked up three
more points in the best ball match.
Capt. Bob Palmer was medalist for
the day with a one-over-par 73.
Emery, who has been sparking the
team with his brilliant play in the
number one slot for Coach Court-
right, missed an easy four-foot putt
on the eighteenth green to halve the
last nine with George Bond and allow
the Broncs' number one man to
squeeze a half point out of the match.
Bob Palmer got off to a good lead
in his match with Don Pikkaart, and
took a point on the first nine, Pik-
kaart picked up the point on the back
nine, but his 77 on the round did not
win him enough holes to take the
(Continued on Page 3)
Predicts Medical Advance
DETROIT, May 1.- (R-Dr. Hugh

Cabot of the Mayo Clinic at Roches-

Rookie Hurler
Stops Hurons
In 12-5 Win
Wolverine Batsmen Come
From Behind To Win;
Play Kalamazoo Today
Michigan's rejuvenated baseball
team spotted Michigan State Normalj
five runs in the first three innings,
then stormed back with a 13-hit bar-
rage, to completely rout the- Hurons
12-5 on Ferry Field yesterday.
From every angle it was a convinc-J
ing Wolverine triumph. In all, the
Fishermien tore into the offerings of
John Wescott, Ypsi right-hander, for
15 safe blows, including a long home'
run by Capt. Walt Peckinpaugh and
a triple by Freddie Trosko.
The made-over infield clicked with
flawless precision, only one doubtful
error being charged to the Wolver-
ines, that, when Elmer Gedeon got
rid of the ball too soon after taking
Mike Sofiak's easy toss.
But probably the outstanding fea-
ture of the game, from a Michigan
viewpoint, was the mound showing of
sophomore Mickey Stoddard. After a
five-run Ypsi outburst had sent Les
Veigel to the showers with one out in
the third, the curly haired Flint right-
hander held the Hurons to one soli-
tary hit for the remainder of the
Alternating his sweeping curve ball
with a baffling sidearm inshoot, Stod-
dard had the teachers literally eat-
ing out of his hand, without relying
at all on a straight ball. The Hurons'
one safety was a single to deep sec-
ond by Mike Drusbacky, on which
Pete Lisagor's long throw just missed.
(Continued on Page 3)
City Officers Appointed
Appointment of four city officers
was made last night by Mayor Walter
C. Sadler and approved by the City
Council. William F. Verner was re-
' appointed city treasurer.

Free Tutoring
In 30 Courses
Offered Heret
Congress Institutes New
System; Urges Studentsc
To ApplyImmediatelyl
Free coaching in 30 elementary
courses will be included in Congress'c
new tutorial system, it was announced
by Phil Westbrook, '40, activities
Tutoring is now available in the
following subjects in the College of1
Literature, Science and the Arts: Ele-
mentary courses in psychology, bot-
any, zoology, English literature, Eng-
lish composition, politicrl science,
mathematics, history, French, Ger-
man, geology, economics, chemistry,
Latin and physics.
Engineering students may receive
coaching in the following elementary
courses Mathematics, physics, chem-
istry, chemical engineering 1, engi-.
neering English 1, 2 and 3; Drawing
1, 2 and 3, metal processing 2, En-
gineering Mechanics 1, Surveying 1
and Mathematics 36 and 37.
"Assistance in courses not listed
may in many cases be easily ar-
ranged," Westbrook assured. He urged
students desiring aid to apply at Con-
gress's office in Room 306 of the
Union between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Jack Shuler, '40E, chairman of the
project, has announced the following
assistants: Nick Chapekis, '41; Dick
Oppenheim, '40E, Dave Rice, '41, and
Dick Shuey, '42E.
Additional tutors, recruited from
Phi Eta Sigma, freshman scholastic
honor society, include Neal Seegert,
'41, Daniel Schnit, '41, Milton Orsh-
efsky, '41, Seymour Pardell, '41, Rob-
ert Walsh, '41, Donald Van Hoeck,
'41, Jim Haufler, '41, Donald" Wirt-
chafter, '41, Irving Guttman, '41,
Howard Goldman, '41, Ralph Conger,
'41, Norman Epstein, '41, and Almon
Copely, '41.

Placed Under
Army Order
Daley Napned San Juan
Head; House Considers
'Cash And Carry' Clause
Factions Approve
Extension Of Law
lecrease the possibility of "enemy"
aval forces slipping through the ring
f Carribean Islands which guard the
Wtlantic approach to the Panama
anal, the army today ordered the
:ntire area placed under a unified
ailitary command.
At President Roosevelt's direction,
ecretary Woodring established an
rmy department of the Carribean,
end named Brig. Gen. Edmund L. Da-
ey to take charge with headquar-
ers at San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Meanwhile, factional leaders in the
ontroversy over neutrality legisla-
ion conferred on a proposal to re-
nact for 30 or 60 days the "cash and
arry" provision of the present law.
'his clause expires at midnight to-
ight. The idea behind the pro-
osal to re-enact it was that it would
over eventualities in the European
ituation until Congress enacted per-
nanent legislation.
However, the negotiations, which
rincipally involved Senator Nye
Dem., N.D.) and Chairman Pittman
Dem., Nev.) of the Senate Foreign
lelations Committee, demonstrated,
qye said, that although all factions
were apparently ready to vote for
uch an extension, none was willing
o take the initiative by introducing
he necessary legislation.
(The "cash and carry" clause em-
owers the President, at his discre-
ion, to require belligerents to pay
,ash and furnish their own trans-
ortation if they desire to buy Amer-
an supplies of certain materials
vWhich are not classed as implements
>f war but which are useful in war-
;ime. Under other legal provisions
vhich do not expire tonight, ship-
nents of implements of war to war-
ing nations are prohibited).
In military circles, it was said that
he new arrangement in the Carri-
ean meant that more troops and
anti-aircraft guns and new air fields
would be provided for that area. The
)pinion also was expressed that the
move would serve as an effective
omplement for naval plans involv-
ng a $9,300,000 naval air and sub-
marme base development at Isle
Grande, P.R.
Beyond that, informed officials,
ognizant of the intensive study which'
army and navy tacticians have given
to the war-time defense of the Canal,
were out of the opinion that the new
development would fit well into such
conclusions as have been reached.
In the past the naval base at Guan-
tanamo, Cuba, and a base, inactive
but kept ready for service, at Key
West, Fla., have constituted almost
the entire outward defense of the
Canal. Some strategists, forseeing a
necessity for patrolling island pas-
sages hundreds of miles to the east-
ward, have urged the establishment
of -bases at Puerto Rico, St. Thomas
in the Virgin Islands, and even the
leasing for that purpose of a British
island farther toward the coast of
South America.
Phi Kappa Phi
Initiates 142

Here Today
The Michigan chapter of Phi Kap-
pa Phi, national scholastic honorary
fraternity, will induct 142 seniors anc
graduates, and elect officers for th
coming year at its annual initiation
and dinner at 6:30 p.m tonight in
the League ballroom.
Presentation and initiation of th
new members will be conducted b;
Dr. Warren Forsythe, vice-presiden
of the chapter, and Prof. Preston E
James, president.
Following a short musical progran
at which Celia Chao, '40SM, Mary K
Hamlin, '39SM, and Virginia Hunt
'39SM, will offer piano selections o
Chopin, Ravel and Medtner, th,
group will adjourn to Rackham Aud
itorium to hear Prof. Bernadott
Schmitt of the University of Chicag
discuss the present European situa
tion. The address is being sponsorei
jointly by the fraternity and th
Adult Education Institute.
Prof. Schmitt, former head of th
history department at the Universit

Huge Opening
Leading Plans
For Michigras
Half-Mile Parade Will
Feature Float Contest;
Best Unit To Get Cup t
A parade with more than 50 unitss
and stretching a half-mile in lengthc
will herald the opening of the Michi-
gras on Friday afternoon, it was an-c
nounced yesterday by Donald Belden,
'39E, general chairman of the car-f
Twenty-two fraternities and 12
sororities will enter floats in the an-c
nual parade, in conjunction with sim-
ilar efforts of Ann Arbor's high school£
students and various other local or-
ganizations. The ingenuity and or-1
iganlity of the floats will be judgedC
by Mayor Walter C. Sadler, Dean
Joseph A. Bursley and Dean Alice
Lloyd, and the winner presented witht
a gold cup.
The parade will begin at 3 p.m. ont
East Huron St., between Division and
State, proceeding to downtown Ann
Arbor and ending with a circuit of1
the campus.
Adult Education
Institute Hearsj
TalkOn Russia
Correspondent Adler Says
That Soviet Union Is
Ready In Case Of War
An unprecedented opening day en-
rollment of more than 200 persons
attended the first lectures of the
seventh annual Adult Education In-
stitute sponsored here yesterday by
the Extension Service.
Speaking last night at the dinner
meeting in the League on "What Part
Will Russia Play in the Event of a
European War," Philip Adler, Detroit
News foreign correspondent, revealed
that in spite of internal strife in
Russia, the Soviet Union is prepared
in an emergency to meet any mili-
tary threat.
"The Soviet military machine is
perfect," Mr. Adler explained, and
the "five year plan" to modernize
Russia has made it one of the richest
of the so-called "have" nations. How-
ever, the Soviet forces in the event
of another world conflict will be
weakened by the fact that the Rus-
sian peasants are void of military ex-
perience, and in some sections, not-
ably the Ukraine, peasants are still
being persecuted "much as Hitler is
treating the Jews."
After an opening talk by Dr.
Charles A. Fisher, director of the
Extension Service, Prof. Bennett
Weaver of the English department
discussed "The Poetry of John
Keats," at 11 a.m. in the Rackham
Building. He analyzed the develop-
ment of Keats' poetry from its pure-
ly sensory reactions to the world
around to the artistic synthesis of
beauty and truth revealed in his later
Opening the International Rela-
tions Series at 2 p.m., Prof. Robert
C. Angell spoke on "What Can the
Nazis Teach Us?" He said that the
i Nazis, however much we censure
their methods, developed the strong
community sense which we lack.
Secretary of State Cordell Hul
" stands high on the list of Democrati
possibilities for the presidential nomi
e nation in 1940, Prof. Paul M. Cun-
y cannon of the political science de-
(Continued on Page 2)

(By Associated Press)
Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany
jected a strong military flavor into
ieir May Day celebrations Monday
hile labor throughout the world ob-
rved the traditional holiday with
ratory and pageantry.
Adolf Hitler in two speeches pro-
aimed Germany's military machine
ae of the mightiest on earth, de-
nded himself as a lover of peace,
tacked "international agitators,"
erided the United States for "boy-
>tting" Nazi goods, and proclaimed
rermany one of the most heavily
rmed nations of the world.
"I have enough grounds to want
eace to complete enterprises that
eed from 10 to 20 years," he said.
Lauds.German Unity
He lauded German unity and told
n audience of workers at the Lust-
arten labor festival that he and
hey were in the same boat.
Soviet Russia sent 'her armed
gions marching across Red Square
the accompaniment of a challenge
0 one and all by Defense Commissar
:lementi E. Voroshiloff that:
"Whoever dares to step across the
hreshold of our home will be de-
troyed. We not only know how to
ght-we love to fight."
Aside from the May Day festivi-
.es there was fresh maneuvering
nong the Berlin-Rome and London-
aris blocs struggling to attain the
ominant position in divided Europe.
Hitler sought to bring unyielding
oland to terms on Danzig and the
olish Corridor by trying to isolate
er from British and Hungarian
Polish Press Counters
Poland's opposition press countered
[azi demands for the return of Dan-
ig by launching a campaign for a
Polish protectorate over the free city.
he official Gazetta Polska even hint-
d Warsaw might seek to control
)anzig to thwart any German at-
,empt to get it by force.
Prime Minister Chamberlin assured
he British House of Commons nego-
iations to bring Russia into the
3ritish-French alliance were moving
'with all possible dispatch." He also
'ormally introduced Britain's first
eace-time conscription bill.
Prior to Chamberlain's statement
11 the House his cabinet had new
Soviet proposals which were under-
tood to offer promise of early suc-
cess for a British-French-Russian
lineup to protect smaller states of
both eastern and western Europe
against any aggression.
Rome Meeting
Italian and German military col-
laborators met in Rome to study a
joint plan of strategy which the auth-
oritative fascist editor, Virginio Gay-
da, described as "common defense
against a common offensive threat."
In Washington factional leaders in
the controversy over neutrality legis-
lation conferred on a proposal to re-
enact for 30 to 60 days the "cash
and carry" clause of the present law.
This clause expired last midnight
and the idea behind the proposal for
its re-enactment was that it would
cover eventualities in the European
situation until Congress adopts per-
manent legislation.
Civil Service
Plan Offered
Compromise Bill Provides
Competitive Tests
LANSING, May L.-k- A con-
ference committee presented to the
Legislature tonight a compromise civil
service bill combining features of
rival bills adopted by the House and
Debate was deferred until Tues-
The compromise bill would con-

tinue the present Civil Service Com-
mission in office and add a fourth
member. It would permit employes
who won their jobs by competitive
tests to retain civil service status-
unless their jobs were numbered in
a long list removed from civil serv-

Talks And Fetes Feature
World Labor Observance
Of Traditional Holiday
Polish Press Asks
Danzig Protectorate

Russians And Nazis
Celebrate May Day
With Arms D]i*splay

Roche To Reconstruct Troy
For Dramatic Season Festival

Rome wasn't built in a day and
Troy isn't going to be either. In fact
Emeline Clark Roche, who has done
the technical work for such stage suc-
cesses as "Grand Hotel." "The Ani-
mal Kingdom" and "Reunion in Vi-
enna," arrived in town yesterday just
to start work on Troy.
Troy, in case there is doubt, is the
setting for "No War In Troy!", first
production of the 1939 Dramatic Sea-
son. And Miss Roche is scenic de-
signer for the festival, a complicated
and little-understood position.
"I have the set in mind on my ar-
rival," she said in an interview yes-
terday. "The facilities of the the-
atre I knew from last year. My work
is the same as in New York but done
in miniature."
What goes on once the season starts

"I lay work ahead for the builder
and painter," Miss Roche explained.
"But on the Thursday and Friday be-1
fore the Tuesday opening it seems
impossible for things to come out all
right. There are so many details-
sets, lights, everything. But Satur-
day and Monday during rehearsals
things snap into shape.
"The day after the opening I'm
so exhausted that I spend most of my
time relaxing. But there are more
sketches to work on."
In the past Play Productions stu-
dents, aside from observation, have
ont taken an active part in the pro-
fessional presentations. This year,
however, Miss Roche hopes it will be
possible "to work Play Production
students into the technical side. The
problems they face during their Sum-
mer Repertory season are similar to

City Committee Places
Ban On 18 Magazines
Eighteen magazines have been
banned from local newsstands and
two others placed on probation by,
the police advisory committee named
by the city council last June to cen-
sor obscene literature.
Last May 23 the city council banned
28 other magazines on the charge
of printing "salacious" material, but
reinstated "Ken" and "Esquire" later.
Publications banned include "Ter-

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