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Editorial
Scholarships
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Summer Session
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VOL. XLIX. No. 172 Z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1939

PRICE FIVE CENTS

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Six Men Win
Council Posts
In Engineering
College Voting
300 Cast Ballots In Poll;
Pres. Brown Says First
MeetingTo Be Soon
Elected Will Serve
As Class Delegates
Six new members of the Engineer-
ing Council, representing the Classes
of 1940, 1941 and 1942, were elected
yesterday in voting which drew more
than 309 todthe polls.
" The leading man in the voting
totals of each class won himself a
long term, which eds at commence-
ment, while the second highest man
secured a one-year term on the gov-
erning body of student government
in the engineering college. Different
tenures were attached to the two
terms to. insure overlapping mem-
berships.,
In the elections of the Class of
1940, Edmund Guzewicz took the top
position and Philip Newman took
the second post. Newman, tied with
Robert Watt in the election won on
the flip of a coin.
The class of 1941 elected Robert
Morrison to take the long term mem-
bership, while Harold Britton won the
second position.
These men will serve as the only
representatives of their respective
classes on the Council and on the
various class dance committees
throughout the year. Other men on
the Council are the elected delegates
of the various professional and hon-
orary engineering societies.
Newly elected officers of the Coun-
cil are Jim Brown, '40, president; J.
Anderson Ashburn, '40, vice-president
and Edward King, '41, secretary.
The new Council will meet next
week, Brown announced last night.
Next year's representatives of en-
gineering societies on campus should
plan to attend, according to Brown.
Change Insane
Defense Laws
State Legislature Moves
To TightenClauses
LANSING, May 25.- (P) -The
Legislature acted today to close loop-
holes that attorneys have charged ex-
isted in the laws permitting an in-
sanity defense in murder trials.
It adopted and sent to the Gover-
nor a measure requiring a sanity test
of any person charged with first de-
gree murder, and providing for the in-
carceration for life of anyone acquit-
ted "by reason of insanity."
The Governor would have power to
pardon such a patient upon petition
of the State hospital commission, ac-
companied by proof that the person
had recovered sanity.
A sweeping revision of the traffic
code also was adopted and sent to the
Governor setting a 25-mile-an-hour
speed limit as "prima facie" lawful
within cities, making "jaywalking"
illegal, forbidding right hand turns.
against stop lights, and declaring
driving under the influence of barba-
turic acid preparations an offense
similar to that of driving while drunk.
Smith To ive

Talk On Bible
Will Explain Its Accuracy
From Orthodox View
Dr. Wilbur M. Smith of Chicago
will discuss the accuracy of the Bible
from the orthodox viewpoint in a
lecture at 7:45 p.m. tomorrow in the
North Lounge of the Union. The
subject of his address will be "The
Bible-To Believe It or Not."
The Michigan Christian Fellowship
will sponsor the speech, Paul W.
Wyckoff, president of the Fellowship,
announced.
Dr. Smith was a varsity debater
when in college and is recognized as
an authority on the Bible. He is an
active member of the Society of Bibli-
cal Literature and Exegesis, Victoria
Institute, American Schools for Or-
iental Research and many others.
Five Student Pilots Get
Private Flying Licenses

Martha Cook Dormitory Chorus
mins AnnualLantern Night Sing

Carolyn Rayburn Featured
As Soloist; 'Dedication'
Is WinningSelection
By NORMA KAPHAN
Singing "Dedication," solist Caro-
lyn Rayburn, '40, and the Martha
Cook dormitory chorus vocalized their
way to victory last night in the second
annual Lantern Night sing, over a
field of 22 competing sororities and
dormitories.
Honorable mention went to Kappa
Kappa Gamma and Delta Delta Delta,
who sang "Kappa Gamma, Lead Us
On Our Way" and "Under the Moon,"
respectively.
Alpha Sigma Phi, winners of last
week's interfraternity sing, renderedj
"Within the Mystic Circle" and the
Varsity Glee Club sang two selec-
tions while the judges were making
their decision.
WAA Cup Awarded
Kappa Delta won the Women's
Athletic Association participation
cup, awarded each year to the soror-
ity, dormitory or independent zone
having the best sports participation,
record for the year. Betsy Barbour,.
Martha Cook and Alpha Phi received
honorable mention in this field. Kap-
pa Delta had one hundred per cent
sports participation.
More than 700 women took part in;
the traditional procession before the
Sing. -Forming at 7 p.m. in front of
Britain Ready
To Ask Russia
To Join Front
English Officials Indicate
Hope For Soviet Assent
To Mutual Aid -Proposal
LONDON, May 25.-(:)-The Bri-
tish Government notifjedSoviet-Rus-
sia today of its readiness to speed
negotiations designed to make her
a member of the British-French non-
aggression front and prepared to send
more detailed proposals for a mutual
aid pact in a few days.
British officials expressed hopea
that the proposals would be accepted
by the Soviet Government as the
basis for a British-French-Russian
declaration of mutual assistance un-
til a formal pact could be concluded.
Outlines of ProposalI
They did not disclose the detailsI
of the proposals, but responsibleI
quarters said they included:i
1. A mutual assistance pact which
would come into operation in the
event of direct aggression upon the
European territories of any of the
three signatories. A conflict betweenI
Russia and Japan would be outside
the scope of such a pact.
2. Provision for consultation in
the event of direct aggression upon
territories of any state guaranteed
by the three signatories.
3. Consultation among' general'
staffs of the three powers to insure
efficient collaboration if the signa-
tories were called into action.
Which states would receive aid
from the three powers has not yet
been determined. This was one of the
details to which Prime Minister Ne-
ville Chamberlain referred yesterday'
as not yet cleared up.. He expressed
a belief, however,sthat no difficulties
were likely to arise.
Approved By Cabinet
Today's note advising Russia of
Britain's position called attention to
yesterday's action of the Cabinet, in
approving in principle the strong ties
which Russia has demanded.
With one day to go before the
Whitsuntide holiday recess, the House
of Lords passed the Government's

conscription bill.
The House of Commons already had
approved it, but the Lords made sev-
eral minor amendments which it
will have to pass upon.
Dorm A pplicatlions
Are Being Accepted
By Dean's Office
Students now on campus should
apply immediately for reservations
in the Residence Halls for next year
at the office of the Dean of Students,
Karl Litzenberg, director of residence
halls, announced yesterday.
Undergraduates, regardless of their
class, will be given preference for
space set aside for those who are not

HARRIET SHARKEY

the general library, the line of march
was led by the Univer ty Band and
five senior leaders. The seniors,I
dressed in caps and gownsand carry-
ing lighted lanterns, formed a double
line, with undergraduates on either
side of them. The juniors, sophomores
and freshmen wore yellow, red and
green hair bows respectively.
Five Leaders Cited;
The five leaders were Jean Hol-t
land, former president of the League;t
Sybil Swartout, former Judiciaryt
Council head; Norma Curtis, former
president of the Women's Athletic
Association; Stephanie Parfet, for-
mer head of Panhellenic Association,
and Betty Jane Mansfield, former
president of Assembly.
Upon reaching Palmer Field, thet
traditional block M was formed andt
the first stanza of "The Yellow and
the Blue" was sung. The various
groups then took their assigned placest
and the Sing began.
Two Movies
To Be Shown1
Here Today'
'The River' And 'The Plow'
Will Help Get Funds{
For Spanish Refugeest
Two documentary films, "The
Plow" qnd "The River" dealing with
the themes of crop and flood con-
trol, will be shown at 4 p.m. today
in the Natural Science Auditorium as
part of a national plan to raise $1,-
000,000 for more than 400,000 Span-
ish refugees in France.
"The Plow," which will have its
first Ann Arbor showing today, de-
picts life in the midwestern Dust
Bowl, its problems and attempts at
crop control by the government.
Brought by request to Ann Arbor for
the second time, "The River," is espe-
cially recommended for the running
comment which accompanies the
beautiful photography of the Mis-
sissippi and its tributaries.
Both pictures produced by Pare
Lorentz and released by the United
States Department of Agriculture
represent an attempt to make the
public more aware of the problems
of such great American landmarks as
the Mississippi River and the Dust
Bowl.
Tickets are 20 cents. All proceeds
will be devoted to alleviating the suf-
fering of countless thousands of men,
women and children who are "treat-
ed" to empty barbed wire enclosures
with fewer facilities than the average
prison ,or concentration camp.
Thomas Plans
Speech Here
Far East Institute To Hear
Utah Senator June 27
Sen. Elbert D. Thomas, Senator
from Utah and a member of the
foreign relations committee of the
Senate, will speak here on June 27,
28, and 29 as one of the special lec-
turers at the Institute of Far Eas-
tern Studies.
Professor of political science at the
University of Utah, Senator Thomas
has traveled and studied extensively
in the Far East. His topics for the
three lectures are, '"ThePlace of
Asia in Our American University
Curricula," "The Far East and the

Bund-Leader
Kuhn Placed
Under Arrest
Grand Larceny, Forgery
Are Charges As Dewey
Detectives Seize Nazi
Dewey Says Kuhn
Attempted Escape
NEW YORK, May 25.-(P)-Fritz
Kuhn, leader of the pro-Nazi German
American Bund, was arrested late to-
day by New York detectives in Krums-
ville, Pa., to answer a hastily returned
indictment charging forgery and
grand larceny involving $14,589.59.
District Attorney Thomas E. Dwey
accused the Bundsfuehrer of being
"just a common thief" and expressed
a belief that he was fleeing when
overtaken by Dewey detectives.
Had Kuhn Shadowed
The New York County Prosecutor
disclosed that three detectives sha-
dowed Kuhn all day, planning to take
him into custody as soon as the 12-
count indictment could be filed.
It was handed up to general ses-
sions Judge Cornelius F. Collins at
3 p.m.,aand a warrant for his arrest
was made out 15 minutes later.
The detective's telephoned for in-
structions at 5:45 o'clock and made
the arrest within a few minutes. They
told Dewey they trailed Kuhn and
three other men in a motor car to the
Pennsylvania town.
Asked whether he believed Kuhn
was trying to escape, Dewey replied
"It looked that way."
Fund Theft Charged
The indictment detailed the alleged
theft of $8,907.35 from the Bund and
charged misappropriation of funds
from a Bund rally at Madison Square
Garden last Feb. 20-a meeting which
resulted in only one minor disorder
while virtually the entire police force
stood ready to quell any trouble.
Two counts of the indictment
charged the theft of $4,424.22 from
funds raised to defend Bund mem-
bers who were convicted at Riverhead,
N.Y., of neglect to file with the state
records of its official personnel.
Dewey, declaring conviction on all
counts could result in maximum pris-
on terms totaling 50 years, said he
would ask that bail be fixed at $10,-
000 when Kuhn is taken before a
magistrate in Hamburg, Pa., to de-
termine extradition proceedings.
Tax On Profits
To Be Revised
- ByPresident
Compromise Plan As Aid
To Business Approved
By New Deal Leaders
WASHINGTON, May 25. -R)-
The much-denounced undistributed
profits tax appeared doomed today
as word was passed that a compro-
mise plan for revising the revenue
laws to encourage business recovery
had been approved by President
Roosevelt, the Treasury and Con-
gressional leaders.
the President made no announce-
ment on the subject and Secretary of
the Treasury Morgenthau merely
said that agreement had been
reached ona plan that would "defin-
itely" aid recovery. However, high
Congressional sources said the pro-
gram called for elimination of the

tax.
Leaders in the House and Senate
predicted that the entire program,
calling for several other changes,
would be approved by Congress with-
out much delay. There was, however,
some dissent from fhat statement.
Two members of the House Ways and
Means Committee, in which tax legis-
lation originates, said emphatically
that they expected the House to pro-
duce its own revenue bill, regardless
of agreements reached elsewhere.
They declined to go into detail.
In the Senate, minority leader Mc-
Nary (Rep.-Ore.) announced that he
would call his Republican colleagues
into caucus to determine what the
party attitude should be; this would
be done, he said, after a bill has been
passed by the House, and concrete
proposals can be laid before the
caucus.
Foreign Political Groups
Abolished By Guatemala
GUATEMALA, May 25.-OP)-The

Royal Couple To Take
Six-Mile Buggy Ride
BANFF, Alta., May 25.-(Canadian
Press)-The King and Queen will go
for an old-fashioned buggy ride dur-
ing their weekend rest here.
An old western "democrat" buggy
has been obtained to take their Ma-
jesties for a drive in accordance with
the Queen's wish.
The proposed drive will be over a
six-mile road which encircles the
Banff Springs golf course.
Jim Winchester, Banff pioneer, it
is expected, will be the driver of a
team of dappled greys attached to
the buggy.
Mailmen Meet
This Weekend
At Convention
Letter carriers and their wives
from all over the State will converge
here today and tomorrow for the
40th annual convention of the Michi-
gan State Association of Letter Car-
riers and Michigan State Ladies' Aux-
iliary, with headquarters at the
Union.
Highpoint of today's program will
be a torch light parade which will
form at 10 p.m. in front of the Union.
Led by the Detroit Letter Carrier
Band and the Washtenaw County
Legion Drum and Bugle Corps, the
parade will wend its way downtown
to Moose Hall, where a club lunch
will be served. The Detroit Letter
Carrier's Little German Band will
entertain at the lunch.
The convention will end Saturday
with a dinner at the Union, Prof.
John L. Brumm of the journalism de-
partment acting as toastmaster.
Speakers will include George J.
Burke, Ann AMbor attorney, and
Clarence F. Stinson, assistant nation-
al secretary of the National Associa-
tion of Letter Carriers.
General chairman for the conver;
tion is Richard T. Maslin. Committee
heads are Raymond C. Knight, recep-
tion; G. Earl Washington, entertain-
ment; George M. Crocker, finance;
oron J. R. Bury, program; IraW.
Biddle, banquet; and Harold C.
Brooks, parade.
Union Sets Up
Travel Board
Transportation Facilities
Offered To Members
A travel information board for the
convenience of students and faculty
members seeking transportation or
passengers,. was set up in the Union
lobby yesterday. The board will be in
use until the end of the exam period,
according to Pete Brown, '41E, in
charge of the project.
The board was first put into opera-
tion shortly before Spring Vacation
and in the brief period of its use
proved quite popular, according to
Brown. Approval of the board has
been given by the Interstate Com-
merce Commission.
Blanks are provided by the Union
for use on the board, with places for
all necessary information: number
of passengers desired, car capacity
and home addresses.
Scroll Names

New Members
Breakfast Will Follow
Initiation In League
Scroll, senior women's honor so-
ciety founded this year by the out-
going league council, tapped its pros.

Joint Conference Committee To Consider
Senate Proposal Of Restoring $576,797
(By Associated Press)
LANSING, May 26.--The House of Representatives deferred action early
this morning on the University appropriation bill, which had been returned
by the Senate yesterday afternoon with a restoration of the full cut.of
$576,797 made by the lower house when it approved a budget of $4,000,000
May 16.
(It was understood here that the House had disapproved the Senate's
figure, and the measure would go to a conference committee for settlement.
" The Governor's signature swill be

Hopes For 26
In Submarine
Are Abandoneda
t
Officials Of Navy Reveala
Possibility That Squalus
Might Be Raised TodayU
PORTSMOUTH, N.H., May 25.-
(/P)-The possibility that the sunken p
submarine Squalus might be movedp
from her muddy ocean berth early to-
morrow or soon thereafter was re-
vealed by high Navy officers tonight
as salvage operations were carried on
into the darkness under the search- 1
lights of a fleet of vessels.V
Even as the work went on, the lasta
faint ray of hope for the 26 still v
aboard definitely was abandoned. Just t
as dusk fell, the diving bell in whichs
33 were saved yesterday ascended
once more to bring word that ther
only compartment where life might
exist was filled with water.i
"Opened after hatch. Found tor-v
pedo room flooded. Closed hatch."t
With these words the fate of thoset
left behind was sealed.k
Almost simultaneously, a rankinga
officer reported that the quickest job
would be made of moving the sub-
marine.-
One plan, he said, was to pump
enough air into the ship to enable her 1
to be pulled along the bottom to shal-
low water, where more divers couldt
work simultaneously under less pres-
sure 1
The officer added, however, that if
the air gave the Squalus enough buoy-
ance to bring her completely to the
surface, the craft would be taken im-
mediately to the drydock at the Ports-
mouth Navy Yards. Only seven or
eight hoursawouldbe required for the
move, he said, once the preliminaries
were accomplished and barring dif-
ficulties.
His words confirmed earlier re-
ports that only a few if any of the
bodies now entombed'in the Squalus
would be removed before drydock is
reached. Divers were instructed to
bring up any bodies that could be
reached easily, but to press forward
without halt in the general salvage
work.
"Work is not going to stop for one
minute until the job is done," said the
Navy Yard Captain W. F. Amsden.
Campus Series
To End June 7
Films And Musical Show
To Be On Last Program
Presenting a cross section of cam-
pus life and general advice to pros-
-pective freshmen, the University will,
terminate at 8 p.m., June 7, this
year's series of "On the Campus"
programs promoted annually by the
Detroit News.
The series, designed to acquaint
Michigan parents and high school
students with the various state col-
leges, began April 12 and has includ-
ed presentations by ten schools. Held
in the main auditorium of station
WWJ for studio audiences only, the
programs have varied from glee club
and orchestra numbers to motion pic-
tures.
T. Hawley Tapping, general secre-
tary of the Alumni Association, will
show and explain films on various
University activities. The musical part
of the program will be divided be-
tween organ selections by Wiliam
N. Barnard, '40SM, and carillon num-
bers transmitted from the campus.

ncessary for final passage.)
The House took up action on the
public school fund which was held up
by the incompleted general budget
measure. It took from the table and
adopted a joint resolution permitting
school districts to exceed the 15-mill
ax limitation by 1.2 per cent of the
assessed valuation above 15 mills.
The Senate also approved a meas-
ure raising the State College appro-
priation to provide for the construc-
tion of a much-discussed livestock
pavilion. The College's annual appro-
priation by the last legislature was
$2,633,477.
Adournment By Dawn
Adjournment of the Sixtieth Legis-
ature by dawn, or earlier, was assured
when the Senate Finance Committee
announced that it had completed
work on the "balanced" budget bills
hat constitute the major task of the
session. Only the school aid bill, one
)f the most controversial measures,
remained unfinished.
Members of the committee said
itemss within the general budget bill
were changed to some degree but
the total remained virtually the same
that the House approved-limited
by estimates of anticipated revenue
amounting to $102,000,000.
The Senate committee was working
on a new formula which would give
large cities a greater share in state
aid funds for public schools. Its mem-
bers were understood to frown on a
House amendment earmarking one-
third of the State's revenues over
and above the $102,000,000 for schools
but as yet there had been no decisive
action on the measure.
Civil Service Passed
Aside from finances, the legislative
slate was virtually clean of contro-
versial measures. A Civil Service re-
vision bill and an industrial relations
bill were passed in advance of the
adjournment drive. A' welfare reor-
ganization measure popped out of
conference and won speedy passage
in both Houses today.
The principal battles appeared to
be shaping up over a proposal to tax
intangible personal property and a
bill amending the unemployment
compensation law. Sen. D. Hale
Brake, Stanton Republican, entered a
strong plea for the latter measure in
today's session.
'he bill was designed to advance
the effective date of merit provisions
from 1946 to 1942 so that employers
with relatively small turnovers of
labor,_ could reap the benefit of re-
duced tax rates sooner than would
be possible under the present law.
Limit Tax Payment
"We want to see to it that no one
need pay more than he is required to
pay under the Federal law," Brake
said.
The 1939 Legislature also approved
last night a far-reaching welfare
reorganizaion bill today, intend-
ed to abolish the multiple state and
county agencies now engaged gin
benevolent activities and give their
duties to a single new agency. The
measure went to the Governor.
Members of a conference commit-
tee representing the House and Sen-
ate said the compromise measure,
which provides for dual control of
the expenditures of relief funds, was
acceptable to the Federal social se-
(Continued on Page 2)
'Ensian Distribution
ProceedingRapidly
Distribution of the new 'Ensian has
proceeded at a rate unequaled in
many years according to Charles L.
Kettler, business manager. Over 800
cosies. the entire lot, of the first shi-

Senate Returns University
Budget To House, Restores
Cuts; Final Decisi'on Pends

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