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Ed itorial
The Unfinished
Health Service ...

VOL. L. No. 109





Reich Airmen
Attack, Down

Hitler Reveals Terms
In Welles Conference'



Swimmers Swamp Northwestern;
O.S.U. Defeats Cagers, 51 To 32;
Track Team Beats Irish, 54 To 41


Finns Report New Victory
Against Soviet Forces
On LakeLadoga Front
Bitter Skirmishes
Continue At Viipuri
BRUSSELS, March 2-()-Two
Belgian Army planes were shot down
over their homeland today in a clash
with a German bomber which the
Government quickly protested to
Berlin as "a grave violation of Bel-
gian neutrality and an act or aggres-
One Belgian pilot was killed and
another wounded in the clash.
The incident, announced in a
communique, was followed swiftly
by a series of unrelated accidents
in which four other Belgian planes
crashed and one pilot was killed,
making the day the worst in the
nation's aviation history.
Within a short time after the is-
suance of the communique, German
Ambassador Vicco Karl Von Buelow-
Schwante, obviously disturbed, has-
tened to the Belgian foreign office.
Confers With Spaak
He was kept waiting 45 minutes
before he was admitted 'to Foreign
Minister Paul Henry Spaak. He was
with Spaak for about 10 minutes,
and after his departure the govern-
ment announced a "vigorous" pro-
test had been registered.
The official Belgian version said
that three Belgian planes were in-
volved in the encounter with the
German plane, a large Dornier
bomber, over Saint Hubert in Bel-
gium's Luxembourg province.
The Belgians surrounded the
craft, which then opened fire upon
them, it' was said.
The leader of the Belgian squad-
ron, Sub-Lieut. Hernard, was killed
when he was struck by a burst of
fire and his plane crashed near the
village of Itemroulle.
Forced Down At Acherte
A few minutes later, another of
the Belgian planes was forced down
at' Achene with bullet holes in the
gas tank, but the pilot was unin-
jured. The pilot of the third plane
was wounded.
Another flier was killed subse-
quently when . two Belgian Army
planes collided near Antwerp. Two
other Belgian military planes were
reported to have cracked up near
Antwerp and at Bierzet, but the.
fliers escaped injury.
The clash of the Belgian planes
and the Geman Dornier was the
first such incident since the start
of the European War, although Bel-
gian patrols ^ frequently have gone
aloft to drive off belligerent craft
fying over their territory. Belgian
anti-aircraft batteries also have
fired at belligerent planes, driving
them across the border, but no hits
have been reported.
Russian Tank Assault
Repulsed By Finns
HELSINKI, March 2-(P)-Fin-
land's stalwart fighters tonight
marked up another smashing defeat
to the Red Army in the cold fast-
ness northeast of Lake' Ladoga while
the defenders of Viipuri held at bay
ponderous Russian forces storming
the very gates of the anceient key
city on the Karelian Isthmus.
This time, the Finns announced,
it was the 34th Moscow Tank Bri-
gade which was trapped in a snow-
shrouded labyrinth - so easy to
march into, so deadly when phan-
tom ski troops suddenly close the
exits-where the formidable 18th
Soviet division recently met its doom.
The 34th tank brigade had been
attempting to come to the rescue
of the 18th division. But it was
caught, the Finns said, encircled and
finally annihilated, meeting the same
fate of the division its mission was

to save.
Thus tonight another frozen bat-
tlefield, with some 2,500 Russian
dead, lay northeast of Lake Ladoga,
another ghostly monument to the
strategic skill of Finnish generals
and phantom troops.
On the Karelian Isthmus front the
situation remained essentially un-
Bitter fighting continued in the
environs of Viip:ri, important now
only as a section of no-mans-land.
Ctl su ~lnrr a ..icr-4 nia- . 'w

Sumiter Welles (left), President Roosevelt's fact-finding emissary,
is shown as he arrived in Berlin to talk with Chancellor Hitler. Welles
is seen in this radiophoto as he left the railroad station with Baron Ernst
von Weizsaecker, Secretary of State in the German Foreign Office.
* * * *

BERLIN, March 2-(P)-Adolf Hit-
ler zealously argued Nazi Germany's
case for a new place in the sun in
a 94-minute session today with Sum-
ner Welles in which informed sources
said he pledged the Reich to fight
until she felt secure in .a vast cen-
tral European "living space" and had
untrammeled access to raw materials.
Amid a great show of an "invin-
cible will to victory" in the nation
to add to the information the Amer-
ican is sifting for President Roose-
velt, the Fuehrer was portrayed as
pledging a battle against the allies
1. Germany has unchallenged po-
litical domination extending through
Bohemia - Moravia, Slovakia and
Hungary on the southeast and,
through German-occupied Poland on
the east.
2. Great Britain and France prom-
ise not to stir up the Balkan nations
on the south and Scandinavia on
the north.
3. Germany's war-lost colonies are
returned and the so-called English
"stranglehold" on the world econom-
ic structure is broken.
For the United States itself there
was the specific information that im-
Hit By Murphy
Democratic Nations Urged
To Safeguard Freedom
NEW YORK, March 2-(A)-'rank
Murphy, newest member of the
United States Supreme Court, warn-
ed tonight that "It is well for a
democratic nation to be on guard
against those who would seize power
without popular consent."
In an address prepared for the
Alumni Association ,of the New York
University School of Law, he also
asserted that "persecution is a bru-
talizing force" which "eventually
destroys even those who brought it
to life."
"There are those," the former At-
torney General said, "who urge us
specifically to cast aside our heritagV
of liberty and self-government and to
search for the solution of our prob-
lems under different political sys-
tems. To a degree, there is in such
specific counsel potential danger for-
democratic institutions.

provement in German-American re-
lations was most desirable.
Welles hid behind an affable smile
his reaction to the talk in the palatial
chancellery but on the German side
quarters close to the government
seemed completely satisfied with the
results of the conference.
Information had been given to him
painstakingly, it was said, for Welles
came to Berlin with a reputation of
being a good reporter who could be
depended upon to carry back to his
chief a factual statement of his im-
Slde Rule Ball,
Will Introduce'
Woody Herman
Annual Engineering Dance
To Be March 29; Ticket
Sales ToOpen Friday
Woody Herman and his orchestra
will .be introduced to Ann Arbor- at
the eleventh-annual Slide Rule Ball,
the social climax of the engineer's
year, to be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday, March 29, at the Union, J.
Anderson Ashburn, '40E, chairman
announced yesterday.
In accord with the traditional feud
between the barristers and the men
beneath the Arch, the dance will be
held on the same day as the Crease
Ball, the annual spring ballroom fi-
esta sponsored by the boys in the
Law Quadrangle.
Ticket sale for the Slide Rule ball
will open at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the
East Engineering Building. Tickets
will be sold only to those holding
Engineering identification cards.
They are priced at $3.75.
Styled as the band that plays the
blues, Woody Herman's band comes
to Ann Arbor after a month's en-
gagement at the Panther Room of
the College Inn in Chicago. Previous
engagements include the Famous
Door on Fifty-Second Street, New
York City, the Meadowbrook Coun-
try Club, Cedar Grove, N. J., and the
Glen Island Casino, as well as many
theatre and night club engagements
throughout the east and the mid-
In addition, Herman's orchestra
has been broadcasting nightly over
(Continued on Page 6)

Captain Lynch
Paces Buckeyes
In Speedy Tilt
Capt. Rae TAllies 11 Points
To Lead Wolverines;
Injury Bothers Sofiak
(Special to The Daily)
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 2-
An aggressive Ohio State basketball
team finished its home season to-
night with a decisive 51 to 32 victory
over Michigan in a Big Ten game
before a crowd of 4,658.
Capt. Bobby Lynch, playing his
best game of the season, hit the net
for 16 points to lead the Buckeyes
to their eighth ;consecutive victory
in 11 Conference games. The loss
was Michigan's sixth in 11 league
Michigan, paced by Capt. Jim Rae,
who counted 11 points, led only once,
when it opened the scoring with a
free throw. It knotted the count at
six-all five minutes later, but from
then on Ohio State dominated the
Lynch counted eight field goals,
most of them on long shots. He also
played a sterling guard game as
Ohio's tight man-for-man defense
bottled up the Michigan scorers.
Besides Rae, forward George Rueh-
le and guard Charles Pink turned in
the best performance for Michigan.
Ruehle got six points' and Pink
counted five of six in the last half
in an effort to keep the Wolverines
in the running.
Michigan opened the first half
scoring on Sofiak's free throw in the
first minute, but three quick baskets
put Ohio State into the lead.
Then a close-in by Sofiak and an-
other free throw by him tied the
count, a free throw by Goss put the
Bucks ahead again and they never
relinquished the lead.
Michigan checked the Bucks close
in scoring activities for three quar-
ters of the game, but after Ohio in-
serted fresh men into the lineup it
speeded up the fast breaking offense
and forward Bill Goss and center
Bill Sattler were able to get in for
got shots.
On the other hand, the Buck de-
fense improved in the final stages
of the game, the Wolverines failing
to score a field goal in the last 12
minutes of play and got only five
points in that time on free throws.
Three of these were by Rae.
The towering Rae gave the Bucks
(Continued on Page 3)
Church Groups
Will Evaluate
Attempts to define and evaluate
religion will feature Lenten services
and the discussions of student religi-
ous organizations at their meetings
Unique among the programs to be
presented will be the "Conversation
About Jesus" between Dr. Isaac Rab-
inowitz of Hillel Foundation, giving
the Jewish interpretation, and Rev.
Frederick Leech of St. Andrew's Epis-
copal Church, describing the Christian
approach, at the meeting of the Lib-
eral Student's Union of the Unitarian
Continuing its series of morning
symposiums the First Congregational
Church will hear Mr. Lymann Abbott
of Detroit talking on "Why I Am A
Christian Scientist."
Both the morning and evening
services of the Student Evangelical
Chapel will be conducted by Rev.

James Daane of Grand Rapids. Dr.
W. P. Lemon of the First Presbyterian
Church will deliver his sermon
"When Do We Take Charge," at the
morning worship. Charles. W. Bra-
shares will deliver the sermon, "Chris-
tianity-Racket or Reality" to the con-
gregation of the First Methodist
Dr. Edward G. Blakeman, Coun-
selor in Religious Education of the

Brosey, Saggan Set Records
In Shot-Put And 60-Yard Dash
Kelley Overcomes Injured Knee Handicap To Score
Double Victory In Hurdles For Wolverines

(Special to The Daily)
NOTRE DAME, Ind., March 2.--
Michigan's varsity track team closed
its indoor dual meet season with a
54 to 41 victory over Notre Dame
here this afternoon.
The score was much closer than
expected, with Notre Dame leading
at one point 34 to 29. However, Do-
herty was keeping his men back,
pointing for the Conference Meet
next week in Chicago, and incidental-
ly playing safe with a number of in-
jured men on the team.
Capture Six Firsts
The Michigan team captured six
first places to five for the Irish in
a meet which saw two meet records
broken and two others tied. Two
Notre Dame men, Cliff Brosey in the
shot put and Bob Saggau in the 60-
yard dash, were the record-makers,
with Michigan's Don Canham tying
the high jump mark and John Dean
of the Irish equaling the standard in
the pole vault.
Bob Saggau avenged last year's
dual meet and this year's Illinois
Relays defeat by turning the tables
on Al Smith and outspeeding him to
win the dash in 6.3 seconds. This was
the first time the football star has
been able to finish ahead of the
Wolverine in two years of competi-
New Gym Record
Chunky Cliff Brosey, sophomore
tackle star, established a new gym
and all-time Notre Dame indoor
record in the shot put with a heave
of 49 feet 10 and one-fourth inches.
Stan Kelley, injured knee and all,
took the high-scoring honors for the
afternoon by turning in a double vic-
tory in the 60-yard high and 65-yard
low hurdles.
John Dean, the Irish's ace pole
vaulter, outjumped Michigan's Dave
Cushing and Jack McMaster to win
the event and tie the meet record of
12 feet 6 inches which he set last
year in Ann Arbor.
The expected high-jump duel be-
tween Michigan's junior leaper Don
Canham and Capt. Ted Leonas of
Notre Dame failed to materialize as
(Continued on Page 3)

... wins two events
Ross Spar ks
Hockey Team
In 8-3Victory
Varsity Beats Paris A.C.
To Break Losing Streak
In Home Season Finale
Michigan's backsliding hockey
team pulled the brakes, shifted into
first and broke an eight game losing
streak last night at the Coliseum as
they steamrolled over the Paris A.C.
squad, 8-3, in the last home game
of the season.
It was hard working Charley Ross
who sparked the drive as he turned
the hat trick with three goals that
whizzed past the baffled Larry Eng-
land, Paris goalie. Paul Goldsmith,
Wolverine center, scored twice and
Bert Stodden, Jim Lovett, and Bob
Collins also entered the scoring col-
umn with one goal apiece.
Two of the Paris tallies came in
the second period as Lioyd Kemp-
thorne and Art Wilson each winged
one past Spike James who was play-
ing in his last home game as a Wol-
verine. Wilf Farmer beat Spike late
in the third period to give Paris its
final score.
Coach Eddie Lowrey's puckchasers,
for one of the few times this season,
dominated the 'play throughout as
(Continued on Page 3)

Mermen Take
All First Places
To Win, 62-21
Sharemet Spurs Natators
To Eighth Successive
Triumph In Dual Meets
Michigan and Northwestern took
turns showing off before a capacity
crowd at the I-M pool last night as
the Wolverines decisively whipped
the Wildcats, 62-21, in a dual swim-
ming meet and then proceeded to get
decisively whipped in water polo,
In hanging up their eighth straight
dual meet triumph of the season, Matt
Mann's irrepressible mermen won
every event and bettered two Wes-
tern Conference marks.
Plays Leading Role
It was Gus Sharemet, Michigan's
sensational sophomore free styler,
who played the leading role of the
evening as he churned the century
in :52.2, the best time of his career
and the second fastest performance
in the spectacular Wolverine swim-
ming history. Only long Walt Tomski
has done better. His :52.0 still stands
as the I-M pool mark, but Share-
met's time last night was four-tenths
of a second better than Tomski's
existing Big Ten record.
The big sophomore's victory was
twofold, for not only was his time
phenomenal, but he defeated Charley
Barker, the National Collegiate cham-
pion, in doing it. Swimming the dis-
tance against his teammate for the
first time, Sharemet sprang out in
front at the gun, and gracefully main-
tained a three foot advantage
throughout the test.
Takes Things Easy
Barker, apparently taking things
easier than he might, remained In
fourth position until the final lap,
and then proceeded to sprint past
Wildcat Captain Lynn Surles and
Dick Fahrback for second honors.
The other Big Ten mark that was
bettered last night came in the final
event of the dual meet, the 400-yard
free style relay, when a Michigan
team composed of John Gillis, Bark"
er, Tom Williams and Sharemet again
swam the distance in 3:35.5, three-
tenths of a second better than the
present Wolverine Conference record.
It was a real race until Big Gus
entered the water. There was never
more than two feet difference be-
tween the two quartets in the first
300 yards. Gillis swimming the first
century in :53.0 got no better than
an even break from Surles, the Wild-
cat leadoff man.
Barker and Fahrbach hit the water
(Continued on Page 3)
Smith To Discuss
'Place Of Miracles
In Life Of Christ'
"The Place of Miracles in the Life
of Christ" will be discussed by Wilbur
M. Smith of Chicago at the Michigan
Christian Fellowship's meeting at 4
p.m. today in the Grand Rapids Room
of the League.
Presenting his third lecture before
the group on the general subject of
"Christ, Natural or Supernatural?",
Dr. Smith, a member of the Ameri-
can School for Oriental Research and
also of London's Victoria Institute, is
known mainly as a writer and editor.
The Michigan Christian Fellowship
is composed of interdenominational
Christian students at the University.
It sponsors meetings throughout the

year for the purpose of discussion of
religious subjects.
Senior Dues Drive
Will Be Continued
Extension of time for the payment
of senior dues was announced yester-
day by Don Nixon, '40, chairman of

'Ensian Issues Call
For StaffTryouts
Tryouts for the 'Ensian business
staff will be held from 3 to 5 p.m.
tomorrow in the Student Publica-
tions Building, Richard H. Water-
man, '40, business manager, an-
nounced yesterday.
The 'Ensian business department
affords training in the fields of of-
fice management and sales, Water-
man said, women tryouts usually
starting in the first field while men
take over the sales work. All try-
outs who perform their work satis-
factorily during the semester will
receive a complimentary book.

Untermeyer Will Return Here
For Lectures And Conferences

Louis Untermeyer, noted American
poet and anthologist, will return to
Ann Arbor March 11 for a three
week series of lectures, conferences
and interviews, Prof. Carl E. Burk-
lund of the Department of Engineer-
ing English announced last night.
Again appointed visiting lecturer
by the Department of Engineering
English, Mr. Untermeyer returns
with the general topic of "Frontiers
of American Culture," under which
he will discuss the relation and eval-
uation of the various arts, such as
music, painting and architecture
with special emphasis on literature
and poetry.
In addition to several lectures, Mr.
Untermeyer plans to conduct infor-
mal conferences and students inter-
ested may schedule personal inter-
Mr. Untermeyer is one of the f4w
literary figures who have made a
success in both the business and
artistic worlds. He started his career
as vice-president and factory mana-
ger of a large manufacturing jewelry
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Necessities Of Life Force. Men
To Be Religious, Horton Says

All human beings are forced to be
religious because of the necessity for
escape from personal insignificance
and because a goal and periodic in-
spiration in life are essential, Prof.
Walter M. Horton of the Oberlin
Graduate School said last night in
the third Student Religious Associ-
ation Lecture on "The Existence and
Nature of Religion" at the Rackham
Lecture Hall.
Presenting the viewpoint of the
Protestant theologian, Professor Hor-
ton held, however, that the religion
that is followed need not be that of
one's ancestors or even one that is
already in existence. The religion one
decides to follow, he asserted, is satis-
facoe ry asona its "snirit and rae-

Buddhism and the patriotism', of
Japan as examples of movements
providing this feeling of being part
of something higher than themselves,
something whichthey may worship.
Again, men need something. to-
ward which to strive, Professor Hor-
ton said, holding that religion en-
courages the struggle for more worthy
objectives. He pointed out that there
has been no great political movement
without a religious element embodied
in it.
The third prime need of life, ac-
cording to Professor Horton; is that
of periodic inspiration and revitaliza-
tion. Religion sets man up with the
supreme object of his devotion, in this
case God, and with his aim in life,
he said, and, consequently, this de-
votion flows through his 2ation to-

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