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Increasing cloudiness followed
by showers today and tomorrow



Britain's New
White Paper. . .

VOL. XLIX. No. 167






Westbrook, Mayio
And Buchen Sweep



New Record Set As 1,700
Go *To Polls; Six Union
Vice-Presidents Elected
Breidenbach Wins
Athletic Board Post
Seventeen hundred voters yesterday
swept a three-man coalition of Philip
Buchen, Albert Mayio and Philip
Westbrook to a lopsided victory for
threes vacant student posts on the
Board in Control of Student Publica-
tions in one of the largest and most
heated spring elections ever witnessed
on the campus of the University of
An unprecedented swarm of stu-
dents rushed to the polls in near
perfect weather to select Warren
Breidenbach, varsity track star, to the
student position on the Board in Con-
trol of Physical Education, and elect-
ed six vice-presidents to serve on the
Union official staff.
400 Vote Majority
Westbrook, '40; Mayio, '39, and
Buchen, '41L, each amassed a ma-
jority of some 400 votes over Robert
Mitchell, '40BAd Augustus Danne-
miller, '40, and Almon Conrath, '40E,
the opposition candidates.
Breidenbach defeated James Tobin
for the position on the athletic board,
629-551, in the closest contest of the
Union vice-presidents who were
chosen are: John Hart, '4BAd; Wil-
liam Yetzer, '40M; Raymond Fruiti-
ger, '40D; Robert Elliott, '40L; Harry
Howell, '40E and Ted Spangler, '40.
The record vote yesterday followed
a bitter six-day campaign on the
campus which focused. itself on the
race for the three vacancies on the
publications board. In 1938 a total
of 1,400 students voted in the spring
election, a mark . which stood as a
record until yesterday.
Balloting Interrupted
Westbrook, Buchen and Mayio, who
pledged themselves to a program of
"publications appointments made on
the basis of merit" will replace George
Quick, Charles N. Jacobson, and Rob-
ert Kahn, incumbents who were chos-
en last year for the one year term.
Balloting was interupted for 40
minutes in the literary college dur-
ing the afternoon because of a mis-
understanding by election officials
and the University offices in regards
to the use of the classroom as a poll-
ing place. The polls were open of-
ficially from 1 to 5 p.m.
Philip Westbrook, a native of Esca-
naba, Mich., and president of Con-
gress, led his ticket with a total of
1038 votes. Buchen polled 1033, and
Mayio 953.
Robert Mitchell, retiring editor of
The Daily, was fourth highest with
Voting for the Union vice-presi-
(Continued on Page 2)
Exchange Fund
Loans Opposed
Money Represents Profit
Ont Dollar Devaluation
WASHINGTON, May 19. -()-
President Roosevelt put his foot down
today on any plan to use money from
the $2,000,000,000 stabilization fund
in a new lending-spending program.
Without committing himself as to
the desirability of additional spend-
ing, the- Chief Executive said at his
press conference that he was opposed
to tinkering with the stabilization
There had ben authoritative re-
ports that some Administration fol-
lowers in Congress and elsewhere
were preparing to submit for his ap-
proval a program for expending

$1,500,000,000 of the $2,000,000,000.
The stabilization fund is used by
the treasury in secret operations on
the foreign exchange market to keep
the dollar stable in relation to foreign
currencies. It was created from the
profit the Government realized on
its gold holdings when it devalued
the dollar in 1934.
Police Question Suspect
In Fraternity Robbery
Seen selling magazines in the vicin-

Speaks To Airmen

Senior Class
To Assemble
Line Of March To Be Led
By Graduating Officers
On Campus Tomorrow
Swingout, the annual Senior Class
march around campus, will assemble
on the Library steps on Sunday at
4:30 p.m., Carl A. Viehe, '39, chair-
man, announced yesterday.
Viehe called special attention to
the change of time from 4 p.m. to
4:30 p.m.
Swingout's line of march will pro-
ceed from the Library, through the
Engineering Arch, down South Uni-
versity to the Union, and over to
North University, ending at Hill Audi-
torium, Viehe announced.
In case of rain, Viehe Said, the
march will be eliminated, and all
seniors will go directly to Hill Audi-
The march, this year, will be led
by the 11 presidents who have been
elected by the various schools on
campus. They are: James Clark,
Architecture, Harry Jackman, Busi-
ness Administration, Thomas Nurn-
berger, Education, Tim Hird, Engi-
neering, George Staebler, Forestry
and Conservation, Charles Thomas,
Law, Harold Stewart, Literary, James
Ferguson, Medical, Fred Weist, Mus-
ic, George Phillips, Pharmacy and
Harriet Reid, Nurses.
The program at Hill Auditorium
will include a talk by Harold Stewart,
who will speak for all the senior
presidents, an address by Prof. Rich-
ard C. Fuller, and a musical program
by the University of Michigan Band.
Minerology Book Revised
The newly revised edition of the
book, "Gems and Gem Materials," by
Edward H. Kraus, dean of the literary
college, and Prof. Chester B. Slaw-
son, of the minerology department,
was recently received from publishers.
The new edition, the third, contains
344 illustrations.

Tutorial Plan
Will Be Given
Applications Of Students
Are Due May 30; Only
Seniors AreEligible
Program Director
To Act As Adviser
An Honors Program in Philosophy,
designed to supplement the general
honors program which is being inaug-
urated by the literary college, will be
initiated in the University next fall.
The new program, which was ap-
proved at a recent meeting of the
philosophy department, will be open
to senior students only.
Students who wish to participate
in the special program must apply in
writing to the chairman of the phil-
osophy department by May 30. The
program is limited to only a few stu-
Students who enroll in the Honors
Program will study under a faculty
member of the philosophy depart-.
ment, who will serve as "program
director." The program director will
serve as the student's concentration
adviser, and will aid in the planning
of the student's entire curriculum for
his senior year.
Two special courses, Philosophy 198
and Philosophy 199, will be taught
each semester to the individual stu-
dents by the program director. Phil-
osophy 198, which will carry three
hours credit, will be taken the first
semester after admission to the
special program. Students who fail
to earn a grade of B or better will
not be eligible to enroll in Philosophy
199. The second course will have as
its objective the writing of a long
thesis, upon which the grade for the
course will be based.
In order to be eligible for the
special program in philosophy a stu-
dent must be a junior standing, and
must have completed all group re-
quirements; have completed 90 hours
work with a C average; have taken
at least 18 hours work in the depart-
ment of philosophy; and have re-
ceived a B average in work taken in
the philosophy' department during
the junior year.
Jews Protest
Mnority Status
Passive Resistance Plan
Adopted Against British
JERUSALEM, May 19.-(M)-Jews
throughout Palestine launched a de-
termined passive resistance campaign
today against British plans to reduce
them to the status of a permanent
minority in a proposed independent
Arab-dominated Holy Land.
The program of non-cooperation
and economic pressure got under way
under the watchful eyes of steel-hel-
meted troops on the alert to prevent
recurrence of yesterday's rioting in
which a British constable was killed
and 114 persons injured.
Quiet prevailed in contrast to the
turbulence of the previous 24 hours
following mass demonstrations by
Jews, but many quarters feared that
unless Britain moved to change her
new Palestine policy further "inci-
dents" would occur. "
Maj.-Gen. R. Haining, command-
ing the British Palestine forces, an-
nounced that if necessary his troops
would "meet force with force" in any
future disturbances. He backed up

this statement by sending armored
cars, tanks and truck-loads of soldiers
into Jerusalem today.

Air Experts
Meet Today
For Banquet
Guest Speaker Flies Here
After Opening Exhibit
For N.Y. World's Fair
Pilot And Designer
To Give Speeches
Speeches by aircraft designers, air
executives, and test pilots will high-
light the third annual Institute of
Aeronautical Sciences banquet at
6:30 p.m. today at the Union.
Feature speaker of the evening will
be Robert W. Hinkley, newly ap-
pointed head of the Civil Aeronau-
tics Authority. Mr. Hinkley will
open the aviation divisor of the New
York World's Fair at noon today and
will fly directly to Ann Arbor by pri-
vate plane for the banquet.l
Duncan Moore Toastmaster l
Duncan Moore, radio commentator
for station WJR, will act as toast-1
master. Other speakers on the pro-
gram include William B. Stout, well-
known aircraft designer, D. W. Tom-
linson, test pilot, and Cyril Thomp-
son, airline executive.
Well known among automotive en-
gineers for his streamlined Scarab,
Mr. Stout has been a pioneer in
American aircraft design. A gradu-
ate of the University of Minnesota,
he was adviser to the aircraft board
in Washington during the develop-
ment of Liberty engine, forerunner of
modern radial aircraft motors. In
1919 he built the first American com-
mercial monoplane, and designed thea
first all-metalplane and all-metal
torpedo plane the following year.
Stout Has Air Background
Mr. Stout was also vice-president
and general manager of the Ford air-'
craft plant during the building of the
Ford all-metal tri-motor, and he
started the first commercial pas-
senger air route. He is today research
head of the Stout Engineering Labor-
atories, president of the Society of
Automotive Engineers, and is a mem-
ber of the Detroit Aviation Society.
D. W. Tomlinson, chief test pilot
for Transcontinental and Western
Airways, is considered a foremost au-
thority on high-altitude flying. His
research on stratosphere flight has
added much to the development of
this newest branch of air travel. He
is also one of the few well-informed
men on the international status of
aviation, having- spent considerable
time testing aircraft in many Euro-
pean countries.
Fritz Receives
Alumni Award

Track Meet Preliminaries


Watson Leads Wolverines


Drama Season
To Stage Latest
Of Elmer Rice
Seven generations of an American
family are condensed into the scope
)f one play in Elmer Rice's "Ameri-
an Landscape," second presentation
)ffered by the 1939 Dramatic Season
May 23 through 27 at the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
Featured & the leading role will be1
harry Irvine, veteran actor and presi-
dent of the Shakespeare Federation
f America. Wesley Addy, who played
Paris in "No War In Troy!" the open-
ing presentation of the Season, will
play the ghost of a dead soldier in the
family. Among the other forebears
are Moll 'Flanders, played by Mary
Morris, and Harriet Beecher Stowe
played by a newcomer to Ann Arbor
Ethel Morrison.
Modern roles will include a Holly-
wood writer, played by Staats Cotts-
worth, and his public-spirited wife,
enacted by Doris Dalton. The Colo-
nial farmhouse setting has been de-
signed by Miss Emeline ClarkRoche,
and the direction is under Miss Ag-
nes Morgan.
The opening play, "No War In
Troy," with Philip Merivale, closes to-
night. This is the last day during
which season passes may be- pur-
chased, according to Mrs. Lucille
Walz, promotion manager.
Michigan Nine,
Stays In Race
With 5 -1 Win
Minnesota Touches Barry
For Only 6 Safeties;
Error Spoils Shutout
Michigan's baseball team, whose
chance for Big Ten championship
honors are measured in fractional
terms after Thursday's defeat, hung
grimly on to the last mathematical
ray of hope, by trouncing Minnesota
5-1, behind the steady six-hit pitch-
ing of Jack Barry yesterday at Ferry
Purdue's 1-0 defeat by Northwes-
tern yesterday leaves Iowa in undis-
puted possession of first place.
The Wolverines got off in front
with two runs in the third inning
and were never in any danger of be-
ing overtaken. Barry had a well-
deserved shut-out in his palm, but
for the second time in seven days,
sloppy fielding in the ninth inning
robbed him of the whitewash.
Big Third Inning
Pete Lisagor started the Michigan
fireworks in the third by getting a
life when catcher Frank Fust lost a
third strike and then threw wildly to
first. After Leo Beebe flied out to
left, Lisagor stole second. Barry
walked and Charley Pink drove Lisa-
gor home with a- line single to right,
Barry stopping at second. Mike Sofi-
ak grounded out, second to first, both
runners advancing. Barry scored the
second run of the inning when Pink
crossed in front of shortstop George
(Continued on Page 3)
Flight Service
To Span Ocean
Trip Marks Anniversary
Of Lindberg's Hop

NEW YORK, May 19.-(P)-Regu-
lar air transport service over the At-
lantic, linking the old and new worlds,
starts tomorrow.
Planned for 10 years, the service
will be inaugurated with departure
of the "Yankee Clipper," 41% -ton fly-
ing boat carrying a crew of 14.
On the 12th anniversary of the day
Col. Charles A. Lindbergh pulled his
little monoplane off the runway of a

Stars In Meet

Michigan Places 20 Men
In Field Events; Star
Sets New Discus Mark



Dominate Conference

Businessmen t
Open Two-Day
Annual Meetingr
Former Teacher Warns
Of Tendency To Grow.
'Careless Of Liberty'
Emphasizing that we have grownn
"careless of liberty," William A. Fray-e
er, formerly professor of history here,3
warned a large audience of alumnit
and friends of the School of Businesso
Administration last night, that "un-
less the free peoples of the world dis-
cipline themselves, dictatorships will
discipline them."
The occasion was a banquet in thef
Union completing the first day'st
activities of the 11th annual confer-
ence of business school alumni. Thet
conference ends today.
The apparent success of the dicta-
tors, Mr. Frayer explained, has madeF
clear the need for an "element ofF
discipline" in our society if we are to
retain our belief that "free govern-j
ment is better than good govern-f
Seven business students were givene
Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship keys
at the 'banquet in recognition
of superior academic achievement.t
Those honored were: Sanders A.
Goodstein, '39, Frederick R. Jones,
'39, Margaret Ellen Goodrich Power,
'39, Lionel J. Tachna, '39, Elizabeth
H. Christen, '40, David G. Hertz-
berg, '40, and William D. Knight,,
'40. Jones was also cited by Delta
Sigma Pi and Alpha Kappa Psi, pro-
fessional business fraternities, for
attaining the highest scholastic av-
erage in his class. Presentation of the
keys was made by Prof. Richard U.
Ratcliff, '34BAd.
At the opening session in theRack-
ham Amphitheatre, George Bailey,
resident partner of Ernst and Ernst,
Detroit, discussed the relationship of
the accountant to his management
and to the public, drawing upon in-
formation afforded by the SEC in its
inquiry of auditing practices.
Afternoon sessions yesterday con-
cerned themselves, with roundtable,
discussions on current business prob-
lems. Using, as a basis, a list of ques-1
tions submitted by alumni, Harry A!.
Mitchell, '26BAd., Professor of Mar-
keting at Tulane, led a discussion on
"How Market Research Aids the
At a roundtable consideration of
the problem of finding capital for
(Continued on Page 6)
University Alumni
Grant Scholarships
Ninety-seven high school seniors
from every part of Michigan have
been awarded Alumni Undergraduate
Scholarships for the year of 1939-40
showing an increase of 22 over last
year to benefit students in smaller
communities that have no organized

Meet Will Be Finale
Of Hoyt's Regime
Michigan's last Hoytmade track
machine started its final run yester-
day and when the day's qualifiers in
the Big Ten meet at Ferry Field were
over, the well-oiled Wolverine steam-
roller had given every indication that
its final run will be one of the most
successful in the 39-year history of
the Conference meet.
Michigan qualified at least two in
each track event, and in the field
failed to place someone only in the
javelin. All told, the Wolverines
qualified 20, Wisconsin 8, Indiana
and Ohio State 7, Iowa and Minne-
sota 6, Purdue and Illinois 5, North-
western 3, and Chicago 2, and, as a
whole, everything happened as ad-
Watson Breaks Mark
Big Bill Watson provided the fea-
ture of the day as he set one new
Conference mark and assumed com-
manding leads in his other two spe-
cialties. Three times during the af-
ternoon the husky Wolverine ace bet-
tered the 23-year-old Big Ten discus
record of Arlie Mucks, of Wisconsin,
and he finally settled for a new mark
of 160 feet 10 5/8 inches on his fifth
effort. The former record was 155
feet 2 inches.
Watson was also way out ahead in
the shot put and broad jump. His 25
foot 5 inch broad jump put him
more than a foot ahead of his near-
est competitor and his'62 foot 6 inch
shot put was nearly four feet better
than Bob Hook's 48 foot 9 inch sec-
ond. Watson's heave created a new
Perry Field record.
Wolverines Strong In 440
Michigan's greatest success on the
track came in the quarter mile with
four of the eight qualifiers wearers of
the Maize and Blue. Phil Balyeat
and Warren Breidenbach, running in
the first two heats, had little trouble
in coming home ahead, Balyeat in
:48.1 ahead of defending champion
Harley Howells, of Ohio State, and
Breidenbach in :49.
Jack Leutritz finished second to
Jack Sulzman, also of Ohio, in the
fastest heat of the day. Ross Faulk-
ner, the fourth of the Michigan 440-
entries, qualified despite an obvious-
ly ailing leg when only he and
Shackleton, of Purdue, turned up for
the last heat.
A nine mile an hour breeze swept
defending champion Bob Lewis, of
Ohio State, home in the 220- in :20.8,
more than a full second under his
(Continued on Page 3)


-Daily Photo by Bogle
Guard Commended
Fine Spring Play

Starr Commonwealth Boys Hold
Campus Tag Day Drive Today

"There is no such thing as a bad
boy" has been the motto of the Starr
Commonwealth, which is holding its
annual Tag Day on campus today.
The Commonwealth is supported,
by the proceeds from its 150-acre
farm, and by the popular contribu-
tions of interested persons. The work
receives no state appropriations, and
is to a great degree dependent -on
voluntary contributions such as the
Tag Day drive today.
Presidenit Ruthven, expressing ap-
proval of Starr Commonwealth said,
"There is no institution in this or
near-by states that is doing so much
good for the youth of the land,"
Flovd Starr fonnder who is known

the typical reform school. Mr. Starr
believed that all any boy needed to
keep him out of trouble was "to be
well dressed, clean and to live in
clean surroundings. They thus learn
to respect themselves, for their pride
is aroused."
When the Commonwealth first
started, and Floyd Starr's ideas be-
came known, letters poured in con-
demning the plan as "mad," "imprac-
tical," a "day-dream." Ministers pro-
tested against his statement that bad
boys did not exist as not Christian.
To date, however, more than 1,000
boys have gone out from Starr Com-
monwealth to take their places as
honorable, law-abiding citizens, the
rnerts show-

Ralph "Tugboat" Fritz, sophomore
from New Kensington, Pa., became
the second varsity letter winner to be
awarded the Chicago Alumni Trophy
for being the most outstanding foot-
ball player in the annual spring drills,
when he received the coveted prizes
yesterday at 5 p.m. at the Michigan
Meyer Morton, who represented the
Chicago Alumni, in making the pre-
sentation of the 16th silver football,
called Fritz the most improved player
on the squad. Morton praised Ralph
for his being a great team man, for
his contribution to the squad's spirit,
and for not missing a single day of
Fritz was captain of the Blues in
the recent intra-squad scrimmage,
and is expected to fill the guard post
left vacant by the graduation of John

Audit~r Called
In Clerk Trial
J.D. Whitman Tells Court
Of $5,706_Shortage
Third witness to be brought before
the special tribunal hearing the case
of Emmett M. Gibb, county clerk,
asked to show cause why he should
remain in office, James D. Whitman,
of the auditor general's office, took
the. stand yesterday to testify that
his audit in April had uncovered a
shortage of $5,706.86 in the county
welfare fund.
Prosecutor Albert J. Rapp ques-
tioned Whitman, comparing checks
providedbytownship treasurers with
the records on the audit. Later, the
,ourt adjourned until 2 p.m. Monday.
Earlier in the day, J. Martin Rempp,
accountant in the county clerk's
office, testified that he was first
aware that "there was something
wrong in the welfare account" as
early as March 31, 1937.
Rempp told the court that Gibb
had told him at one time that he
would find two checks that were not
listed in the books. Gibb said that
two relief checks had been stolen
from him, Rempp testified, and that
those checks were to cover the loss.
Gibb told Rempp that the matter
moud b la ed in bmhe ea nd of

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