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In Opening Night

Huge Crowds
Sigma Chi
Win Prizes

See Parade;
And Thetas
For Floats

Cleverest Booths
Receive Awards
The thirdl annual Michigras had
drawn more than 3,500 paid admis-
sions through the turnstiles at Yost
Field House by 11 p.m. yesterday, ac-
cording to Don Beldon, '39E, general
Huge crowds turned out earlier
yesterday afternoon to witness a
half mile parade, consisting of 45
floats led by the martial music of
the Varsity Band, heralding the
opening of the carnival.
Sigma Chi Wins
In the float contest, Sigma Chi
took first place for fraternities with
their realistic "smoke-breathing" en-
try entitled "The Inferno." Kappa
Alpha Theta's "Angels" won the
award for sororities and Mullison's
Riding Academy had the best com-
mercial entry. Honorable mentions
were awarded to Sigma Phi Epsilon,
Theta Delta Chi, Delta Gamma,
Collegiate Sorosis, Wilkinson's Lug-
gage Shop, and the Ideal Auto Body
The floats were judged by Mayor
Walter C. Sadler, Dean Joseph A.
Bursley, and Dean Alice Lloyd Vwho
presented the winners in the frater-
nity and sorority divisions with gold
loving cups.
Fifty Booths To Patronize
Last night, Michzg-ras visitors found
more than 50 booths to patronize.
Loving cups for the cleverest booths
were awarded to Phi Sigma Kappa's
"Ring-A-Duck" and to Kappa Alpha
Theta's "Ring Ferdy" by a commit-
tee composed of Dean Walter Rea,
Hope Hartwig, '38, and Don Beldon
'39E, general chairman of the carni-
val. Honorable mentions went to Beta
Theta Pi, Sigmna Chi, Sigma Alpha
Epsilon, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Gamma
Phi Beta, and Jordan Hall.
" The proceeds from this year's
Michigras will be given to funds bene-
fitting the Women's Athletic Associa-
tion, the Band, the Glee Club, and
the Dean's discretionary fund. The
Michigras will be held again starting
at 7:30 p.m. and lasting until mid-
65th Kentucky
Derby Draws
80,000 Fans
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 5. (Special
to The Daily)-The feed box is over-
flowing tonight and 80,000 horse rac-
ing fans have reached in to come up
with their own "special" Derby win-
ner as one of the smallest fields in
65 Derbys prepares to take the long
ride to the starting barrier tomorrow.
A hopeless conglomeration of
humanity has descended on Louisville
like a Martian invasion but the Derby
has struck a common chord in the
heterogeneous lot. This weekend,
Louisville is a carnival town. Debu-
tantes and dilettantes, touts and
bookies, governors and senators,
"tired" business men on a holiday, all
are converging upon the heart of the
Bluegrass country to witness the run-
ning of the greatest prize American
turf has to offer racing fans, the
Kentucky Derby.
Here tonight, depression and war
scares are a part of another world;
the only thing of consequence is
whether or not Johnstown can be
beaten tomorrow. For the William
(Continued on Page 3)

Royal Couple Start
U.S. Trip Tomorrow
LONDON, May 5.-(IP)-A program
topped by a naval spectacle at Ports-
mouth was whipped into final shape
today for the departure tomorrow of
King George and Queen Elizabeth on
their precedent-breaking journey to
Canada and the United States.
Twenty large wardrobe trunks,
carrying the Queen's crinoline gowns
and 50 uniforms for the King, and 80
other pieces of baggage were sent off'
a day ahead to the 21,850-ton Ger-
man-built liner Empress of Australia,
on which the Royal party will sail
from Portsmouth at 3 p.m. (9 a.m.,-
MIPA Sets Up
Fund To Honor
Prof. Brumn'
Ben East Shows Pictures
Of Isle Royal Paradise
To HighSchool Writers
In appreciation of the service of
Prof. John L. Brumm of the journal-
ism department in founding and'
directing the Michigan Interscholas-
tic Press Association since 1922, the
John L. Brumm Journalism Schol-
arship was presented, to the Univer-
sity by Miss Thelma McAndless of
Roosevelt High School, Ypsilanti, at
the 18th annual MIPA convention
banquet held last night at the Union.
, An endowment fund of $750 raised
under the auspices of the MIPA and
the Michigan Association of Journal-
ism Advisers is to be invested by the
*University and used to pay for one
year's tutition to the Department of
Journalism for an outstanding senior
or graduate specializing in journal-
Prof. Bennett Weaver of the Eng-
lish department will speak at 9:30
a.m. today in the ballroom of the
Union. Harriet Blum of Eastern High
School, Detroit, will introduce him.
Roundtable discussions will be held
at 10:30 a.m. today in the Union.
Prof. Richard Hollister of the speech
department will discuss oral inter-
pretation and Professor Brumm will
speak on "The School Paper and Its
Community." Prof. Milo Ryan of the
Department of Journalism of Wayne
University will speak on creative edit-
ing and Stanley Gates of Mackenzie
High School, Detroit, will discuss news
Feature writing will be treated by
Myrtle Hesseltine of Union High
School, Grand Rapids; Art in the An-
nual by Edna Brown, Highland Park-
School, and humor by Prof. Donald
Haines of the journalism department.
The convention will end with a lun-
cheon at 12:30 p.m. in the Union.
Addressing the 750 high school
journalists attending the banquet,
Ben East, outdoor editor of Booth
, Newspapers, yesterday described up-
per Michigan fishing and the beau-
ty spots of northern islands as a run-
(Continued on Page 6)
1Wiltse Replies
To NLRB Order
Ann Arbor Press Told
To Disestablish Union

Film Series
To Complete
AIE Session
Extension Service Shows
The Value Of Cinema
As Educational Medium
Dr. Dale To Speak
At Final Luneheon
The six-day meeting of the Adult
Education Institute sponsored by the
Extension Service comes to a close
today with an exhibition of films
demonstrating the value of the mov-
ing picture as an educational medi-
um. More than 650 persons have en-
rolled for the Institute.
Eight series of films, showing how
visual education can "bring the world
into the classroom," will be shown
from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Rack-
ham Lecture Hall. The series will in-
clude childrei's films at 9 p.m., films
on education at 9:45, health at 10:45
and a sound film strip based on the
original documents in the Clements
Library and the archeological objects
in the University Museum at 11:30.
Dr. Edgar Dale of Ohio State Uni-
mersity will speak on "The Education-
al Possibilities of the Motion Pic-
ture" at a luncheon meeting in the
League and will conduct question
periods during the showing of the
In the afternoon the series include:
literature and art, at 1:45 p.m.; nat-
ural and physical science, at 3:00;
social science, at 4:15; and sports,
at 5:15.
The productions of Erpi, Gaumont-
British, March of Time, UFA and
Eastman will be featured. The pic-
tures are open to the public without
In the final lecture of the Adult
Education Series yesterday, Dr. Ed-
gar Dale of Ohio State University
(Continued on Page 2)
New Institute
Fo r Lawyers
Meets June 22
First Atempt To Return
Graduate To University
Planned By Law School
In a move to achieve closer contact
between lawyers and the University's
Law School, a three-day institute for
lawyers will be held June 22 to 24
at the Law School, Prof. John Tracy,
chairman of the institute committee,
announced yesterday.
During the institute, the subjects
of taxation, labor law, and wills and
trusts will be taken up, giving prac-
tising attorneys an opportunity "to
go back to school." Professor Tracy
extended a welcome to all members of
the 'Michigan Bar as well as lawyers
from other states.
Living accommodations will be
available in the Lawyer's Club and
classes will be held in Hutchins Hall.
The University will be the first to
make an effort of this type to bring
the lawyer back to the campus, Pro-
fessor Tracy pointed out. Although
during the past year more than sixty
(Continued on Page 2)
Flyers Leave For Meet
Seven students representing the
University Flying Club left for Ken-

yon College, Gambier, O., yesterday,
to compete in the Midwestern In-
tercollegiate Flying Meet Saturday
and Sunday.

U.S. To Let 20,000
German Children In
WASHINGTON, May 5. -(e)-
Twenty thousand German refugee
children would be permitted to en-
ter the United States under provi-
sions of a measure approved late to-
day by a joint sub-committee of the
Senate and House Immigration Com-
The measure, sponsored by Senator
Wagner (Dem.-N.Y.), would permit
10,000 children under 14 years to en-
ter during 1940 and 10,000 during
Danny Smick'S
3-Hit Pitching
S tops__Illinois
Long Danny Smick, flashing the
best form of his Michigan mound
career, held Illinois to three scat-
tered hits yesterday afternoon, but it
took Bill Steppon's potent bat to put
the clincher on one of the most bit-
terly contested Big Ten battles ever
played on Ferry Field.
The result was a 3-1 victory for
Michigan and the triumph put the
Michigan will meet Illinois to-
day in a return baseball contest
at 3:15 p.m. following the In-
diana track meet which will start
at 2 p.m.-
Wolverines in a contending position
in the Conference race for the first
time in three years. Today Coach
Ray Fisher will pin his hopes on
Jack Barry to pitch his teammates
to a series sweep. Another loss would
practically eliminate the Illini from
title consideration.
The Smick-Steppon duo, which
personally accounted for Michigan's
first Conference victory over Ohio
State two weeks ago was aided by an
inspired Michigan team which made
its best showing of the season in the
field gnd on the basepaths.
Smick was engaged in a tight pitch-
ing duel with lanky Roger Zeller, the
Illini's ace right-hander, when Step-
pon applied his winning touch. After
Gedeon opened the seventh day draw-
ing a pass and Freddie Trosko had
singled him to third, "Walloping
Willie" drove a terrific triple direct-
ly along the left field foul line to
count Elmer and Freddie. Bill was
out trying to stretch his clout but it
didn't matter for the two markers
(Continued on Page 3)
Society Takes
35 Chemists
Prof. Maier To Give Talk
At Initiation Banquet
Phi Lambda Upsilon, National
Chemical Honorary Fraternity, in-
itiated 35 new members at a meeting
in the Chemistry Building last night.
The initiates were seniors and grad-
uate students in the field of pure and
applied, chemistry.
An initiation banquet will be held
tonight at the Union, when the chap-
ter will be addressed by Prof. Norman
Maier of the department of psy-
chology recipient of the AAAS and
Henry Russell awards. Dr. Maier
will speak on "Experimentally-Pro-
duced Neurotic Behavior in Rats."
Presentation will be made at the
banquet of the junior awards, given

annually by the Delta chapter of
Phi Lambda Upsilon to the two out-
standing juniors majoring in chem-
istry and chemical engineering. The
(Continued on Page 2)

Great Britain Converses
With Russia And France
For Three Power Pact
Moscow Convenes
Soviet Parliament
LONDON, May 5.-(P)---The Bri-
tish Government was reported auth-
oritatively tonight to have agreed to
formation of a British-French-Rus-
sian military alliance, but details stillt
are under negotiation.
The British also framed a counter-£
proposal to the Moscow suggestion
for a reciprocal guarantee of Baltic
and Black Sea states, feeling that
so broad a guarantee to those states
was not practical at the present time.
The British further put forwardt
a scheme under which the Soviett
Union would support Rumania andY
Poland in the event of aggressiont
against either nation.
British Cabinet Confers
This course to bring Russia intol
the British-French front of nationst
was understood to have been decidedt
upon at a 90-minute meeting thisr
evening attended by Foreign Secre-t
tary Viscount Halifax, Sir Samuelt
Hoare, home secretary, and Sir John1
Simon, chancellor of the exchequer.
It was authoritatively stated that1
Britain's offer to enter a reciprocal
military alliance with Soviet Russia
was unconditional.-
The British Prime Minister is saidf
to have come to the belief that an
agreement with Russia is essential at
almost any price.
Authoritative informants said the;
projected alliance would bind the
three great powers to come to each
other's aid if any one is attacked by
a European power but to exclude such
aid in the event of conflict elsewhere,
as, for instance, a Japanese attack on
Russia in the Far East.
England And France Pledged
Both Britain and 1rance already
have pledged aid in defense of the
independence of Poland and Ruman-
ia, neighbors of Russia.
Foreign office officials expressed
confidence that the British note,
responding to the Russian proposals
and setting forth the plan as amend-
ed by Britain, would be acceptable to
the Soviet government.
MOSCOW, May 5.-tM-Russia's
parliament-The Supreme Soviet-
was summoned today to meet May
25, but British circles in Moscow
asserted there was no clarification
tonight of' the Soviet attitude toward
the British-French alliance.
A London report that Britain now
favored a triple military alliance with
Russia and France was received
silently by Soviet leaders.
Convocation of The Supreme Sov-
iet tossed a new complication into
an already enigmatic diplomatic sit-
uation, although observers pointed
out this session was long overdue.
The last was held in August, 1938.
Marcia Connell
Wins Fair Trip
Selected As 'Michigan Girl'
By StyleExperts
Marcia Connell, '39, has been named
by representatives of a Chicago ad-
vertising firm as the "Michigan Girl"
to act as hostess at the World's Fair
in New York City, as the guest of the
Elgin National Watch Company.
Chosen from among 31 women stu-
dents as the beauty and style queen
of the University, Miss Connell will
spend a month at the exposition, with
full expenses and a salary paid by
the Elgin Company. One girl from
each of the schools in the Big Ten
has been chosen to work at the Fair.

Five will spend the month from June
15 to July 15, and the other delega-
tion will arrive July 19, remaining un-
til Aug. 10.
Two alternates, Helen L. Barnett,
'41, and Beth L. O'Roke, '40A, were
chosen by Miss Lois Schenk, repre-
sentative of the J. Walter Thompson
Company, which is handling the ad-
vertising for the Elain people. to take

Senate Moves
To Conscript
Wealth In War
WASHINGTON, May 5.-(P)-A bill
under which the Government would
conscript money in time of war re-
ceived the unanimous approval of the
Senate Military Affairs Committee
The measure, introduced by Sen-
ator Lee (Dem., Okla.), would pro-
vide that upon the outbreak of a war
involving the United States a "wealth
census" would be conducted. There-
after, a citizen with a net worth of
$1,000 to $10,000 would be required
to devote five per cent of his wealth
to the purchase of 50-year Govern-
ment bonds bearing one per cent in-
As the wealth of the individual in-
creases, the percentage also advances,
until it reaches a figure of 75 per cent
for all those worth $100,000,000 or
more. If the Treasury found 4t did
not need to borrow the full percen-
tage of wealth, it would be permicd
to ask less, however, if the maximum
percentages mentioned in the measure
were borrowed, the Treasury could
proceed to borrow still more.
"This means that the Government
would have money to finance a war
as long as there was any wealth," Lce
While the Committee was meeting,
the Senate Foreign Relations Com-
mittee received from Dr. L. D. Stil-
well of Dartmouth College a state-
ment that any changes in the Neu-
trality Act to give brader discre-
tion to the President would result in
"an alliance with the British."
Track Opener
With Hoosiers
Set For To1eday
Wolverines Are Favored
To Overcome Indiana;
Meet Starts At 2 P.M.j
Michigan's undefeated track team
will make its initial start of. the home
outdoor season at Ferry Field today
with Coach Billy Hayes' Indiana Uni-
versity team providing the opposi-
tion. The meet will start at 2 p.m.
and admission to students with iden-
tification cards will be free.
The Hoosiers will provide little
competition as a team, but several
outstanding indivduals insure an in-
teresting afternoon for all who at-
Elmer Gedeon will be making his
season's debut in the high hurdles
but will pass up the 220-yard low
stick event for the baseball game
against Illinois, whichbstarts before
the lows will be run off.
The expected dual in the mile run
will not materialize as Coach Hoyt
is holding Ralph Schwarzkopf out
of the race and Karl Wisner has a
Sad leg which will keep him out, leav-
ing sophomores Ed Barrett and Jack
Dobson to do battle with Mel Trutt,
Indiana ace. This move is expected
to result in a better two-mile with
Schwarzkopf favored to crack the
Ferry Field record of 9:18.7, set two
years ago by Don Lash.
The high jump department of the
Wolverines is in bad shape and de-
spite the presence of two 6 ft. 5 in.
jumpers on the Michigan squad, In-
diana's Mikulas may win. Wes Allen
is still on the sidelines with his ailing
knee and Don Canham will be tak-
ing 'off on a weak ankle.
Heading the Michigan parade of
victors will be the ever-dependable
Capt. Bill Watson, who is favored in

the shot put, discus throw and broad
jump. Whether Archie Harris of In-
diana can push Bill is a matter of
(Continued on Page 3)
Securities Worth $20,000
Lost By Arizona Visitor
Mrs. Frances Emmons, who had

Germans See Their Honor
Injured By Beck's Reply;
Hitler Holds Conference
Warsaw Offered
DanzigAs Seaport
(By Associated Press)
Nazi spokesmen yesterday reaf-
firmed their ,stand that Danzig be
returned to the Reich and expressed
their annoyance at the speech of
Polish Foreign Minister Joseph Beck
who condemned Hitler's demand for
the Free City but left the:door open
for peaceful negotiations.
As a result of the deadlock, diplo-
mats said they, believed that Hitler
might resort, perhaps by a demon-
stration, to creating a situation in
which world alarm might lead to in-
ternational mediation. It was thought
that such a demonstration might be
used as a cue for Premier Mussolini
to intervene, as in the Czecho-Slo-
vakian crisis, with proposals for a
BERLIN, May 5.--()-A propa-
ganda ministry official said tonight,
obviously on a hint from Berchtes-
gaden where Chancellor Hitler con-
ferred with his aides on the dispute
with Poland, "The idea of a joint
administration of the Free City,
hinted at by Beck is not to be dis-
"As the Fuehrer said in his Reich-
stag speech of April 28, Danzig is a
German city. We do not deny Po-
land's right to access to the sea. That
is why we are prepared to give Poland
a free harbor in Danzig.
"We are also ready fully to re-
spect'the rights of the Polish minor-
ity in Danzig."
Asked whether, in the German
view, the door' had been closed to fur-
ther negotiation, the ministry *pokes-
man said "No."
Unless the inspired commentary
service Dienst Aus Deutschland was
in error, Hitler found that:
1. Beck's address did not furnish
a basis for further negotiations;
2. The address was evasive;,
3. Poland has driven herself into
a blind alley;
4. Germany will continue to insist
upon speedy solution of the Danzig
question (which can only mean the
return of the Free City to Germany);
5. German honor is involved to a
greater degree than Polish honor;
6. Poland has cast her lot with
Britain and must bear the conse-

Nazis Still Demand Danzig
Despite Poland's Rebuff-
England Nears Soviet Pact


Government Brings Coal Chiefs
And CIO To Conference Table,

WARSAW, May 5.-(R)-Forejgn
Minister Col. Joseph Beck in a 20-
minute address before the Sejm
(lower house of parliament) and in
a note delivered to the German Gov-
ernment replied to issues raised April
28 by' Chancellor Hitler's Reichstag
address and to a German memor-
andum sent to Warsaw.
Whether Poland would agree to
foreign mediation was highly uncer-
tain, and most observers regarded
it as unlikely, but (Iussolini was re
garded as the logical choice because
Italy belongs to the Rome-Berlin
axis and has historical ties of friend-
ship with Poland.
As a restraint against such a move,
it was pointed out that it was ac-
cepted as a fact that Col. ' Beck's
speech was made with the full agree-
ment and approval of Great Britain
and France.
Questioning Germany's aims
throughout, Colonel Beck enunciated
Poland's postion as follows:
1. Danzig-"We have stood and we
stand firmly on the ground of the
rights and interests of our overseas
trade and our maritime policy in
2. Communications through Pom-
orze--" . . . we have . . . no grounds
whatever for restricting our sov-
ereignty on our own territory."
ROME, May 5.-(R)-Fascists ex-
pected tonight that the response of
the Rome-Berlin Axis to Polish For-
eing Minister Beck would be decided
tomorrow at a meeting between Itali-

Arthur J. Wiltse, one of the part-
ners in the Ann Arbor Press, yester-
Em eneau Talks day replied to a National Labor Re-
lations Board order that he and Hor-
ftace G. Prettyman, his co-partner dis-
On Hm du Cu solve the "Independent Association
of Ann Arbor Press Employes, Inc.,"
with a statement denying that his
Says Goal Is Absorption firm had any connection with the
Into Universal Deity Iuin
UD y The board further ordered that
the firm reinstate the striking em-
The ultimate goal for which each ployes and bargain collectively with
Hindu strives is absorption into the,'the International Typographical Un-
universal deity, Dr. Murray B. Exnen- ion on request.
eau, who recently returned from In-i Wiltse's statement follows:
dia, said yesterday afternoon in the " ma A, h A,.. n-- -

NEW YORK, May 5.--(A)-A re-
sumption of labor contract negotia-
tions between Appalachian coal op-
erators and CIO union miners was
brought about late today by Dr. John
R. Steelman of the United States La-
bor Department with a public ad-
monition and a challenge to both
"You cannot break up this con-
ference and go home to have a civil
The most important and immediate
result was to avert a final dissolu-
tion of the two-month conference-
thus far so fruitless that negotiations

time since the discussions startedi
last March 14 a direct representative;
of the Roosevelt Administration was:
sitting not by sufferance, but at the
head of the table.
The first session under this newI
arrangement ended shortly before 5
p.m. (EST). Steelman made no com-
ment save that meetings would be re-
sumed at 10 a.m., tomorrow.
The picture in the anthracite in-
dustry, where concurrent negotia-
tions to replace. the hard coal labor
contract expiring last April 30 have
been going forward, brightened to
the extent that a second week's ex-

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