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House Slashes
Wages.- Hours.
NLRB Budget;
Increases NYA
Welles Reports On Europe
To Roosevelt And Hull
In Secret Conference
Senate To Decide
On Trade Program
WASHINGTON, March 28. -(P)-
In a revolt against President Roose-
velt's budget plans, the House today
passed a $1,021,639,700 appropriation
for labor-social security activities af-
ter making the following major
1. A $337,000 cut in the $3,180,000
budget estimate forthe National La-
bor Relations Board-a reduction ex-
pected to force a slash in the contro-
versial agency's staff if the Senate
2. A $1,080,000 cut in the appropria-
tions for the Wage-Hour Administra-
3. A $50,000,000 increase in the
President's $230,000,000 budget for the
Civilian Conservation Corps.
4. A $17,450,000 addition to the
President's request for $85,000,000 for
the National Youth Administration.
When the House finished with the
big measure and sent it to the Senate,
it was $55,651,058 more than the
President had sought and $67,450,000
above the recommendations of the
House appropriations committee.
The debate over the Labor Board
was fiery, with Rep. Cox (Dem.-Ga.)
declaring that Board was behaving
like "an agent of Moscow" and like
a "Frankenstein monster" which had
turned upon the Congress that cre-
ated it.
"It has substituted its judgment
for the judgment of Congress," he
Indications Reveal Slight
Hope For Early Peace
WASHINGTON, March 28.-(P-
In an historic,'hour-and-a-half con-
ference, President Roosevelt today
received the results of Sumner Welles'
fact-finding mission to Europe-and
the general opinion here tonight was
that the talk could have raised no
hopes for an early peace.
Extraordinary secrecy was observed
as the President, Secretary of State
Hull and Undersecretary Welles put
their heads together in the President's
second-floor, White House study. All
others-even the closest of White
House aides-were excluded.
The only interruption was when
Stephen Early, Presidential secretary,
looked in a moment to obtain the
President's approval of a statement
drawn up for reporters. This state-
ment said:
"Neither the President, the Secre-
tary of State nor the Undersecretary
of State will have any word to say,
following their conference, to the
press or to any of their friends or to
anyone anywhere."
Senate To Vote On Future
Of Reciprocal Trade
WASHINGTON, March 28. -()-
After a day of behind-the-scenes
maneuvering by both sides for any ad-
vantage they could obtain, the Senate
agreed today to vote at 4 p.m. (EST)
tomorrow on a proposed requirement
that future trade agreements be sub-

ject to Senate ratification.
The ballot is expected to provide
a test of whether the Administration
can eventually win continuance of
its reciprocal trade program in its
present form.
So close is the Senate's division on
that question and so great the interest
in the outcome-since an issue of
Roosevelt prestige is involved, that
the leadership on both sides checked
and rechecked their polls repeatedly.
Mrs. Roxie Firth
Talks AtMeeting.
Personality is the most important
factor in securing a position, Mrs.
Roxie Firth of the Bureau of Ap-
pointments and Occupational Infor-
mation commented in her lecture
under the auspices of Pi Lambda
Theta yesterday.
On the other hand, she pointed
nnt only abnt 15 percent of all

Hardy, lerker Are Appointed
League, Judiciary Council Heads


... new League president

Virginia Lee Hardy, '41, was yes-
terday appointed president of thel
League for next year, and Doris
Merker, '41, was made chairman of
Judiciary Council, according to an
announcement by Betty Slee, '40,
chairman of the Council.
Miss Hardy, who will succeed Doro-
thy Shipman, '40, is president of
Gamma Phi Beta and of Wyvern,
junior women's honorary society. She
was chairman of publicity for the
1940 Junior Girls Play, and is a
member of the business staff of The
Miss Hardy participated in the
WAA style show, was on the tickets
committee for Michigras, the finance
committee for Freshman Project and
Soph Cabaret, and was an orienta-
tion adviser. She has also been on
the social committee of the League
for two years.
Miss Merker is a member of Pi
Beta Phi, and is treasurer of Wyvern,
a member of Judiciary Council, and
the social committee of the League.
She was inthe dance chorus of "Hi-
Falutin,' " and worked on the ticket
committee for Michigras last year.
As a freshman, Miss Merker was
Several Ships Harassed
By German Assaults
(By Associated Press)
Germany's air force struck anew
at Allied merchant and naval ship-
ping last night, reporting a number
of ships in a British convoy were
bombed near the Shetland Islands and
a French destroyer attacked "success-
fully" in the English Channel.
The German Official News Agency,
D.N.B., said the attacks followed a
day of farflung reconnaissance flights
over the North Sea, Great Britain
and France. Two of the Nazi planes
failed to return.
In an earlier communique, the Bri-
tish Admiralty reported one German
plane had attacked a convoy in the
North Sea and dropped five bombs
without damage.
The Germans said that some of the
planes engaged in Thursday's scout-
ing flights flew as far as the Shet-
land Islands and the Orkneys.

.. heads Judiciary Council
a member of the programs committee
for Freshman Project, and worked
on publicity for Soph Cabaret the
next year. This year she was an
adviser for orientation. She will take
the position which has been held by
Betty Slee, '40.
As president of the League, Miss
Hardy will head all women's activi-
ties centering around it, as well as
the four class projects, through the
League Council. Miss Merker, as
chairman of Judiciary Council, will
be in charge of appointments and
student government, which are di-
rected by that body.
Chicago Dean
Will Give Talk
On Logic Here
Dr. Richard P. McKeon,
Noted For Philosophical
Work, WillSpeak Today
Famed authority on philosophy
and logic, Dr. Richard P. McKeon,
will talk on "Discovery and Proof
in the History of Logic" at 4:15 p.m.
today in the Rackham Amphitheatre.
The talk, a University lecture spon-
sored by the philosophy department,
is open to the public.
Dr. McKeon has been Dean of
the Division of Humanities at the
University of Chicago since 1935 and
is noted for his work upon the gen-
eral subject of philosophy. Born in
New Jersey, Dr. McKeon was grad-
uated from Columbia University anid
did graduate work at the University
of Paris and the School of Upper
Studies at Paris, as well as at Colum-
Dr. McKeon is author of such
books as: "The Philosophy of Spin-
oza"; "Studies in the History of
Idea (Vol. III)"; and has been editor
and also translator of "Selections
from Medieval Philosophers," "Au-
gustine to Albert the Great," and
"Roger Bacon to William of Ock-
He is associated with the Amer-
ican Philosophy Association, Amer-
ican Philological Association; History
of Science Society; American Asso-
ciation for the Advancement of Sci-
ence; and the Medieval Academy of

Anglo -French
War Alliance
Nations Plan To Stop Nazi
Diplomatic, Economic
Activities In Balkans
English Ministers
Called To London
(By Associated Press)
Britain and France broadened
their wartime partnership into a
semi-permanent alliance Thursday
and plotted an immediate course to
counter German diplomatic and eco-
nomic penetration in the Balkans
and elsewhere.
The Allied supreme war council,
already pledged to a finish fight
against Germany, at a six-hour ses-
sion in London laid down this 3-point
program for war and what comes
after it is over:
Program Listed
1. An agreement to continue their
alliance after the war "in all spheres
so long as may be necessary to safe-
guard their security" and to attempt
to reconstruct "with the assistance
of other nations an international
order which will ensure the liberty
of peoples, respect for law and the
maintenance of peace in Europe."
2. No armistice or peace treaty
except by mutual consent.
3. No peace talk before the Allies
have reached complete agreement on
conditions necessary to ensure for
each an "effective and lasting"
guaranty of security.
Even as the momentous decisions
were being reached at 10 Downing
Street the Allies launched a deter-
mined effort to strengthen their dip-
lomatic offensive aimed at barring
Germany from access to the rich
southeastern European storehouse.
Recalls Balkan Ministers
Britain called home her ambassa-
dor to Turkey and her ministers to
Bulgaria, Greece, Rumania, Hungary
and Yugoslavia for consultations
with Foreign Minister Lord Halifax.
Their presence in London will coin-
cide with the visit of Sir Percy Lor-
aine, ambassador to Italy. Italy re-
gards the Balkans as within her vital
"sphere of influence."
France, too appeared to be pre-
paring to participate actively in the
Allied diplomatic offensive in the
southeast. Andrew Francois-Poncet,
French ambassador to Rome, already
has been summoned home for con-
Moreover, a conciliatory speech by
Britsh Ambassador Sir Robert Leslie
Craigie in Tokyo was seen by Lon-
don's neutral diplomats as an open-
ing gun in a general allied diplo-
m, tic push.
i r Robert's declaration that "it
is not beyond the powers of con-
structive statesmanship to bring the
aims" of British and Japanese policy
into "full harmony" was represented
as an attempt to hold the friendship
of the eastern empire "at almost any
price" while war goes on in Europe.
Madrid Celebrates
First Anniversary
Of Franco Victory
MADRID, March 28.-(P)-Hun-
dreds of thousands of blue-shirted
Falangistas, chanting their stirring
battle song, "Face to the Sun,"
marched past the Royal Palace today
to celebrate the entry of Generalissi-

mo Franco's Nationalist Armies into
Madrid.a.year ago after 32 months of
bitter civil war.
The capital, focal point of a na-
tionwide demonstration, took a half-
holiday to celebrate the first anni-
versary of the fall of the Republican
regime and the rise of a new Spain
built on "nationalist-syndicalist"
The celebration, which included a
reception to the diplomatic corps, will
continue tomorrow when Franco en-
tertains 3,000 of his army officers at
luncheon in the Royal Palace.
Delegates To Make
Plans For Parley
Every organization on campus has
been asked to send a delegate to a
meeting of the Spring Parley com-
mittees at 3 p.m. Sunday in the
League, according to Daniel Huyett,

Swing Concert
Will Feature
'Top Hatters'
Jan Savitt To Play May 1
At Field House; Funds
To Be Devoted To Pool
Recital Sponsored
By WAA, Glee Club


At Intercollegiates


Fourth Annual
University Day


To morrow


Jan Savitt, the musician who gave
up the first violinist's seat in the
Philadelphia Symphony to enter the
realm of modern music, will bring
ris 'Top Hatters" orchestra here May
1 to play at Yost Field House.
Savitt's appearance will be Mich-
igan's second swing concert. It will
be sponsored jointly by the Women's
Athletic Association and the Men's
Varsity Glee Club, the proceeds of
the concert going toward a women's
swimming pool.
Savitt, known for his distinctive
"shuffle rhythm," has just com-
pleted a nine months' engagement
at New York City's Hotel Lincoln.
Featured with him when he appears
here will be Bon Bon, song stylist.
Co-chairmen of the concert are
Yvonne Westrate, '41, of the Wo-
men's Athletic Association and Ken-
neth Heininger, '40, of the Glee Club.
Norma Kaplan, '41, and Ralph Kelly,
'40E, are co-chairmen in charge of
publicity. The publicity committee
is composed of Margaret Whittemore,
'41, Phelps Hines, '41A, and James
Crowe, '41.
Betty Fariss, '42, and James
George, '41, have been appointed co-
chairmen of the ticket committe.
Working under them will be the
members of the Women's Athletic
Association and the entire Varsity
Glee Club. Co-chairmen of the house'
committee are Elizabeth Gross, '40,
and George Brown, '40E.
Japs Hit Navy 'Games'
TOKYO, March 29 (Friday)-(A')-
The Japanese press today launched
a general attack on United States
plans to hold naval maneuvers in
the western Pacific, one newspaper
declaring the Americans were "tough
customers" to deal with.

High school students from towns
within a 150 mile radius of Ann Arbor
will delve into the wonders of Uni-
versity life tomorrow in the fourth
annual University Day.
Sponsored by the Union, University
Day is conducted with the cooperation
of University officials to give pros-
pective college students an opportuni-
ty to see higher education in action.
Saturday's program will open with
registration in the Union which will
be followed by a tour of the build-
ing. Campus tours led by members
of the Union's student staff will con-
tinue from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. By
special arrangement with the Uni-
versity, heads of all departments and
schools will reserve the time from 10
a.m. until 12 noon for consultations
with all interested students. After
noon events will include football
movies at the Union and a coffee
hour and dance at 4 p.m.
O'Hara Urges
Court To Speed)
Read Files Reply-Brief
To McCrea Challenge
Of Suspension Rights
LANSING, March 28.-(IP)-Ches-
ter P. O'Hara, special Grand Jury
Prosecutor, said tonight he would
urge the Supreme Court to speed its
action on an appeal by Wayne Coun-
ty Sheriff Thomas C. Wilcox and
other co-defendants facing grand
jury vice conspiracy charges.
Ordinarily, the hearing on peti-
tions of Wilcox and others tomorrow
would be a preliminary. O'Hara in-
dicated, however, he would seek im-
mediate consideration of the merits
of the case.
Meanwhile, Attorney General Tho-
mas Read filed with the court his
reply to Wayne Prosecutor Duncan
C. McCrea's challenge of Governor
Dickinson's right to suspend him
pending a hearing on graft charges
developing from the grand jury in-
"Such suspension," Read said in
a reply brief in connection with Quo
Warranto proceedings intended to
enforce the Governor's order, "may
properly be ordered without notice
and without opportunity of hearing
thereon when deemed necessary to
preserve and protect the interests
of the people of the State and obtain
the due, proper and orderly execu-
tion of public justice."



To Defend

15 Natators Making Trip
Are Confident, Though
Prepared For Struggle
Absence Of Welsh
Will Hinder Team
(Special To The Daly)
NEW HAVEN, March 29.-Mighty
Michigan, monarch of the nation's
swimming aggregations for the past
six years, opens its defense of the Na-
tional Intercollegiate crown today in
the palatial Payne Whitney Gymna-
sium here.
Confident, optimistic, but prepared
for their greatest struggle in two
years, the Wolverines, 15 strong, ar-
rived by train here yesterday morn-
ing along with their coach, the color-
ful Matt Mann.
Welsh Absent
A month ago this Western Confer-
ence outfit was rated a top-heavy
favorite to march on to another Na-
tional title, but the Wolverine team
that hopped off the train today was
without its middle distance star, Jim
The junior freestyler, forced to
withdraw from school for the remain-
der of this semester after being strick-
en recently by a severe attack of lobar
pneumonia was considered almost a
certain first or second in both the
220 and 440-yard freestyle events.
His absence cuts close to 10 points
from the expected Wolverine total.
And while the powerful Michigan
squad trampled over Yale here on
this same pool just two months ago,
it will be Bob Kiphuth's Bulldogs
who will offer the strongest challenge
to Wolverine supremacy this week-
Varsity Is Favorite
Even without Welsh, however, Matt
Mann's charges rule as the dopester's
favorite tonight. Their record alone
in past National Collegiate cham-
pionships stamps them as the mermen
to whip. In the 13 year history of
the meet Michigan has won 10 times
and placed second the other three.
And nothing short of a fire in the
Yale tank will stop the Wolverines
from at least finishing second again
this year. The Buckeyes from Ohio
State University and the Tartars
from Wayne, the two other powers
of the swimming world, are not in
the same class with Michigan and
The Wolverines' title-bid is based
on two great freestyle sprinters, a
powerful backstroke trio and all-
around balance, while Yale will de-
pend on a phenomenal sophomore
speed demon named Howard John-
son, a vastly improved distance swim-
mer, Rene Chouteau plus a. galaxy
of top-notch performers for every
event on the program.
Yale Is Strong
Michigan has been irrepressible so
far this season, easily and impres-
sively triumphing in nine dual meets
and the Western Conference cham-
pionships. While the Wolverines
again rank as the supermen of the
West, the Yale aggregation have ruled
over Eastern circles i} the same fa-
shion, losing only one encounter this
year, and that to Michigan.
Both the Wolverines and Elis will
depend on what the "have-nots" do
this weekend. Their chances for the
title will be determined on how many
points their allies, friendly and uncon-
tracted enemies, will take away from
their rivals.
Yale is banking on Southern Cali-
fornia's phenomenal sprinter Paul
Wolf to beat Gus Sharemet and Char-
ley Barker in the century and 50-
yard freestyle events respectively.
They will pull for Iowa's Al Arm-
(Continued on Page 3)

'Zaragueta' Tickets
To Be Put On Sale
Here Tomorrow
Tickets for "Zaragueta," Spanish
play to be presented by La Sociedad
Hispanica, at 8:30 p.m. Monday in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, will
be on sale at the box office in the
League tomorrow and Monday.
All seats are reserved, and admis-
sion is 50 cents. Holders of season


Band Program, And Class Talk:
More Than 4,000 Hear Concert;
Gould Says Radio Aids Music

Heneman Comments On King's Election:
Canadian Vote Called Indication
Of Willinoness To Continue War

Vibrant, graceful music swelled the
high dome of Hill Auditorium last
night and moved a vast, hushed audi-
ence of more than 4,000 persons to
rolls of applause as the last chords of
"Sakuntala" died away and closed the
1940 Spring Concert of the Universi-
ty Band.
Tremendous enthusiasm reflected
the judgment of the concert audi-
ence as-Morton Gould, guest conduc-
tor last night, stepped down from
the podium after having directed the
Band in four of his own composi-
tions, one of them, "Cowboy Rhap-
sody," receiving its world premiere.
Prof. William Revelli, regular con-
ductor of the Band who directed a
part of the program, likewise received
the complete approbation of the audi-
Applause was cut short several
times during the nrogram to observe

"There is no one as profoundly
promising on the musical horizon in
American since the death of the great
George Gershwin as Morton Gould,"
remarked Louis Untermeyer, noted
American poet and visiting lecturer,
after he had heard Mr. Gould inter-
viewed informally in one of Prof. Wal-
do Abbot's broadcasting classes.
Not only does radio bring music in-
to the homes of so many more peo-
ple, Mr. Gouild indicated at Profes-
or Abbot's class, but it also has its
effect upon modern composers and
conductors. Radio has made these
men aware of the limits in the length
of their selections. The fact that at
a certain time the stations of a net-
work will cut the program off the
air, whether the program is finished
or not, has led these composers to
be more direct in the presentation of
their selections. rather than wander-

"Recent Canadian parliamentary,
elections have settled, for the time
being, the question of popular sati?-
faction with Canada's conduct of
the war under the Liberal govern-
ment. The Canadian people also
voiced their willingness to continue
their participation in the war."
Thus did Prof. Harlow J. Heneman
of the political science department
comment yesterday on Tuesday's
vote, which returned to power by
overwhelming majority Prime Min-
ister W. L. MacKenzie King's Liberal
This election did not concern the
issue of war or peace, Professor
Heneman remarked, although it was
supposed to revolve about alleged
blunders made by King's government
in carrying on the war. However,
the war had not progressed far
enough, he observed, to permit any
serious government mistakes.
The Canadian Conservative Party,

Parliamentary election campaigns,
Professor Heneman observed, chiefly
because little enthusiasm could be
worked up in support of Manion's
charges. It was apparent, he said,
that no vital issues separated the
Liberals from the Conservatives, and
that misconduct of the war by Prime
Minister King could not be shown
convincingly enough to secure the
voters' support.
Moreover, Professor Heneman add-.
ed, it did not seem that the Consem.
vative opposition had any more ag-
gressive plan of leadership than the
one followed by King. He noted that
Manion's proposals were limited to
the promise that-if the Conserva-
tives were in power-a National
government (embracing several po-
litical parties) would be formed. Pro-
fessor Heneman, questioning Man-
ion's pure patriotism in this pro-
posal, pointed out that the Conserva-
tive Party could not possibly hope
for a working majority in Parlia-

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