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Regents Name
Dr. Crawford
As New Dean
Of Enidneers
Noted Military Engineer
Leaves Former Position
At University Of Kansas
Appointee Taught
At Colorado, Idaho
Dr. Ivan C. Crawford, distinguished
military engineer and a member of
the University of Kansas faculty since
1937, yesterday was named Dean of
the College of Engineering here effec-
tive July 1, 1940.
Dr. Crawford's appointment fills
a vacancy which has existed since
the death of Dean Henry A. Ander-
son on Oct. 14, 1939. Dean Anderson
succumbed to a heart attack while
listening to a radio account of a
Michigan football game..
Dr. Crawford will become the fifth
dean since the engineering college
was founded in 1895.
The new Dean has been professor
of civil engineering and dean of the
college of engineering and archi-
tecture at the University of Kansas
since 1937. Previously he taught at
the University of Colorado and the
University of Idaho.
Approved By Regents
Dr. Crawford's appointment was
approved by the Board of Regents at
their regular meeting Friday, and
President Ruthven announced the
selection following a meeting with
the executive council of the engineer-
ing college yesterday.
Dean Crawford has had a wide
career as a military, civil, and edu-
cational engineer. He is 53 years
old, and was born June 2, 1886, at
Leadville, Colo. He is married and
has two children.
He taught for nine years in the en-
gineering college of the University
of Colorado, and was made Dean of
the engineering college at the Uni-
versity of Idaho in 1923. In 1937
he became Dean of the school of en-
gineering and architecture at the
University of Kansas.
Had Army Experience
Dean Crawford s military experi-
ence includes 18 months service as
Major of Engineers, U.S. Army, dur-
ing the World War. He graduated
from the Army School of the Line, at
Langres, France, and was honorably
discharged from the army on June
19, 1919. He is now Colonel, Engi-
neer Reserve, of the U.S. Army.
The University of Colorado award-
ed Dean Crawford the degree "Civil
Engineer from the University of Colo-
rado" in June, 1915. He received his
B.S. degree in civil engineering at
Colorado in 1913.
Dean Crawford's practical experi-
ence includes several years of serv-
ice with mining and railroad com-
panies. In 1919 he acted for three
months as chief of the General Build-
ing Section of the Belgium Mission
of the American Peace Commission.
From 1933-35 he was state engineer
of Idaho under the federal admin-
istration of public works. He has
been consulting engineer on many
Yale's Phelps
Returns Today

Wesleyans Will Sponsor
Second Appearance
William Lyon Phelps, America's
most genial man of letters, will pay
Ann Arbor his second visit of the
month when he speaks at 10:40
a.m. today at the Methodist Church
under the auspices of the Wesleyan
His lecture here March 6, spon-
sored by the Ann Arbor Alumnae

Court Revokes
Lord Russell's
NEW YORK, March 30.-(P)-On
grounds that Bertrand Russell "has
taught in his books immoral and
salacious doctrines" whose practice
would violate the penal laws of New
York State, a State Supreme Court
Justice today revoked the-appoint-
ment of thesBritish Earl-philosopher
to a professorship at City College.
The appointment, declared Justice
John E. McGeehan in a 4,000-word
decision which he himself termed
"dynamite," was "an insult to the
people of the City of New York."
Thus was climaxed a bitter con-
troversy touched off by Episcopal
Bishop William T. Manning shortly
after Russell's appointment to an
$8,000-a-year post in the department
of philosophy, effective in February,
1941, announced several months ago.
But it was a Brooklyn housewife,
Mrs. Jean Kay, mother of two chil-
dren, who brought the action leading
to today's verdict. She charged that
the appointment was illegal on three
grounds: That Russell was not a
citizen, that it did not comply with
the statute for selecting public em-
ployes on the basis of merit and fit-
ness, and that it was against public
policy because of Russell's teachings
"and his immoral character."
An appeal was probable-Justice
McGeehan said he expected it-and
a move to enlist Russell's own aid
in hi defense was begun by the
American Civil "Liberties Union,
which offered him legal assistance.
Russell, now' teaching at the Uni-
versity of California at Los Angeles,
made no jrpnmgi4te comment
Local Churches
Offer Variety
Of Programs
Panel Discussions, Plays,
And Lectures To Feature
Day's Religious Services
Panel discussions, plays, lectures,
and musical programs fill the varied
calendars of student religious organ-
izations meeting today for suppers
and fellowship.
"Upping That Tuition" will be the
topic of a panel discussion at the
meeting of the Liberal Students
Union at 7:30 at the Unitarian
Church. The Wesleyan Guild of the
First Methodist Church will feature
Fred Eastman's play, "ThehGreat
Choice," based on the prophecy of
the war of the future, following the
supper and fellowship at Stalker
Prof. W. R. Humphreys of the
English department will discuss "The
Philosophy of the Old Testament
Prophets" at the meeting of the
Society of Quakers following the
worship service at 5 p.m.
At Harris Hall, Mr. Harold Gray,
national known cooperative leader,
will speak to the Student Fellowship
of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
on "How A Cooperative Works." To
illustrate his lecture he will show
movies of Saline Valley Farm of
Saline which is operated on a coop-
erative basis.
The Disciples Guild of the Church
of Christ will hear Mrs. Rosa Page
Welch, Negro mezzo-soprano from
Chicago, sing a group of spirituals.
She will also lead the group in learn-
ing several well-known songs.
"The Nazarene" by Solem Asch
will be reviewed by Dr. Isaac Rabin-

owitz at the meeting of the student
fellowship of the First Baptist
Church. Miss Anna Scott of New
York, specialist in personnel work,
will hold interviews for those inter-
ested in social work at the First
Presbyterian Church during the af-
ternoon and will speak to the West-
minster Student Guild meeting at
5:30 p.m.
Ehrmann Will Discuss

Amend ment
To Labor Act
Is Demanded

Has A Birthday .. .

Freestyle Relay Victory
Beats Yale In Nationals;




Immediate Revisions
To Law 'Imperative'
Census Army Starts
Count Tomorrow
WASHINGTON, March 30.-( )-
A majority of the Smith Committee,
reporting on its investigation of the
Labor Board, told the House today
that amendment of the Wagner Act
at this Congress session was "impera-
tive" to correct "wrongs that are
being perpetrated daily upon indus-
try, labor and the general public."
Chairman Smith (Dem.-Va.) and
Representatives Halleck (Rep.-Ind.)
and Routzohn (Rep.-Ohio) filed a
60,000-word report recommending 17
revisions and accusing the present
board of "overzealousness" and
"predatory encroachment" on basic
The majority previously had sub-
mitted, in the form of a bill, the
proposed amendments which includ-
ed substitution of a new board for
the present three-man agency, sep-
aration of the board's prosecuting
and judicial functions and other
changes in board procedure.
The report filed today summarized
the testimony received at lengthy
hearings and explained the major-
ity's reasons for recommending the
amendments. The other two mem-
ooerdof-the investigating committee--
Representatives Healey (Dem-Mass.)
and Murdock (Dem.-Utah)-opposed
the recommendations, contending
that they would seriously impair the
At the outset of its report, how-
ever, the majority said:
"In suggesting these amendments,
the committee reaffirms its belief
in the right of employes to organize
and bargain collectively through rep-
resentatives of their own choosing
and in the obligation of the govern-
ment to protect that right."
120,000 Census-Takers
Open Big Campaign
WASHINGTON, March 30.-())-
An army of 120,000 census-takers
rested its arches today, ready to
trudge to each doorstep in America
for the biggest question campaign
of the decade.
The zero hour will be 12:01 a.m.
(local time) Monday, though count
won't actually begin until Tuesday.
Everyone alive at that moment will
be counted, disregarding either births
or deaths a few minutes later.
Things to be tabuluated include
not only the age, sex and location
of every person, but such other items
as individual income from wages up
to $5,000, location five years ago,
education, citizenship, employment
status, marital status, and occupa-

Dr. Alexander G. Ruthven, Mich-
igan's seventh president, will cele-
brate his 58th birthday tomorrow.
Now completing his eleventh year
as chief executive of the University,
President Ruthven was born April 1,
1882 at Hull, Iowa.
First Showing
Of Local Film
Is Tomorrow
Premiere Of Ann ,Arbor
Picture Is Scheduled
In Pettengill Auditorium
Spotlights will brighten the sky,
floodlights will illuminate the en-
trance of the Ann Arbor High School
and crowds will'cheer as the leading
lady descends from her automobile
when the world's premiere of Ann
Arbor's own film, "We're in the Mo-
vies," starring Mary Anderson, '42,
begins at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the
Pettengill Audtorium.
After a month of arrangements by
the Ann Arbor Junior Chamber of
Commerce and filming by the John
B. Rogers Producing Co. of Fostoria,
O., "We're in the Movies" has pro-
ceeded through the processes of cast-
ing, shooting, cutting, retaking and
finishing, and now is ready for re-
production upon the silver screen.
The cast is all-amateur and all-
Ann Arbor, and includes three Uni-
versity students other than Miss An-
derson. Casey Carter, '40, star of the
recent Union Opera, "Four Out of
Five," will play the part of Joe, home-
town boy friend of Miss Anderson,
who keeps the name Mary in the
story. Mary, according to the script,
wins a movie queen contest, goes to
Hollywood, falls in love with her
(Continued on Page 7)
Rowe To Speak On Drama
Prof. Kenneth T. Rowe of the Eng-
lish department will leave tomorrow
for the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill, N.C., where he will
speak on the program of the Drama
Festival of the South in celebration
of the 21st year of the Carolina Play-

Oklahoma Aggies Capture
Intercollegiate Crown;
Michigan Finishes Third
Danner Is Beaten
In Overtime Battle
(By Associated Press)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill.-Don Nichols,
veteran 175-pounder, was the only
Michigan individual-title winner to-
night as the Wolverine wrestlers
placed third in the National Inter-
collegiate Tournament behind Okla-
homa A. and M. who took their
fourth consecutive national crown,
and Indiana's Big Ten champions,
who placed second.
The Aggies needed only two indi-
vidual crowns in piling up their 24-
point total, collecting 14 points in
the consolation matches. The Hoo-
siers scored 14 points in second, and
Michigan counted 10.
Nichols, besides capturing the in-
dividual title in his division, was
voted the outstanding wrestler in
the tournament.,
Captain Vernon Logan, 155-pound-
er, and Alfred Whitehurst, 136-
pounder, were the two Aggie win-
ners. Logan took his crown in An
overtime bout with Michigan's Har-
land Danner. Whitehurst defeated
Indiana's Joe Roman, down from the
145-pound class, in the finals.
Michigan's other finalist, Bill
Combs,bowed in his final match be-
fore Harold Masem, Eastern Inter-
collegiate Champion from Lehigh.
Indiana, with four men in the
finals, was only able to carry off
one individual crown. Bob Anton-
acci's victory over Delbert Jensen,
of Iowa State Teachers College, gave
him the 121-pound title. The Hoo-
siers' bad showing in the finals
(Continued on Page 3)
Tucker To Talk
On China Relief
SRA's Speaker Was Once
Seized By Japanese
Chinese relief and the state of edu-
cation in China during the present
war will be discussed by Luther Tuc-
ker, noted Chinese relief administra-
tor, in two addresses tomorrow at
Lane Hall.
At 4:15 p.m. Tucker, who is na-
tional secretary for the National Stu-
dent Committee of the YMCA and
YWCA, will speak on "Why Chinese
Relief?" and at 7 p.m. he will pre-
sent the subject, "Chinese Univer-
sities Carry On." Both lectures are
under the auspices of the Student
Religious Association.
Tucker was recently taken off a
boat bound for the United States by
the Japanese and was imprisoned
with his wife and children on a
charge of distributing seditious liter-
ature. He was finally released. He
is here in the interest of the Far
Eastern Student Service Fund which
attempts to help needy students in
China and Japan.
Will Discuss Final
Parley Plans Today
Delegates from every major stu-
dent organization on campus have
been invited to meet with the Spring
Parley Continuations Committee at
3 p.m. today in the League, to dis-
cuss the final plans for the Parley,

Daniel Huyett, '42, general chairman
of the committee, said yesterday.

Wins Mat

I The Eleventh Time...

Essay Contest
For Engineers
Is Announced
Analysis Of Honor System
To Be Given By Entries;
Articles DueApril 19
Repeating a similar contest held
last year, the Engineering Honor
Committee has again announced an
essay contest open to all engineers1
on the subject, "My Interpretation of
the Honor System."
The purpose of the contest, Art
Brandt, '40E, chairman of the Hon-
or Committee announced, is to dis-
cover and study student reactions to
the present honor system in the en-
gineering college. It is hoped that
the essays will bring forth general
criticisms of the present plan, its ad-
vantages and disadvantages and sug-
gestions for improvement, Brandt
The essays will be judged by a
committee headed by Prof. Carl E.
Burklund of the department of Eng-
lish in the engineering college on the
basis of content and general organi-
zation. Essays submitted must be
typed, double-spaced on one side of
the paper only, with a preferable
length of 500 to 700 words.
Essays should be submitted to any
instructor in the English department
of the engineering college or to the
office of Dean Lovell before 4 p.m.,
April 19.
Plan Concert
For Tuesday
Thor Johnson To Conduct
University Symphony
Ninety-four musicians and a con-
ductor, Thor Johnson, forming the
University Symphony Orchestra, will
make their 4th campus appearance
this season in a complimentary con-
cert at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in Hill
Featured as soloist of the evening
will be John Kollen, instructor in
piano in the School of Music, who
will play Brahms' Concerto No. 2
in B-flat major, Op. 83. Mr. Kollen,
former resident of Holland, Mich.,


Gus Sharemet Meet Star
As He Wins 100 Yard,
Anchors Record Relay
Ohio's Clark Beats
Teammate Patnik
(Special to the Daily)
NEW HAVEN, March 30.-Crush-
ing the potent challenge of Eli from
Yale University, Michigan's indom-
itable swimmers rolled on to their sev-
enth National Collegiate champion-
ship here in palatial Payne Whitney
exhibition pool tonight.
In a meeting filled with thrills and
drama, the mighty Wolverines broke
the existing world's record in the
final deciding free style relay to score
45 points to 42 for the Bulldogs.
Closely following the leaders were the
unbalanced Buckeyes from Ohio State
with 39, while Wayne finished fourth
with 25 and Princeton fifth with 20.
For the Wolverines, tonight's clash
established once and for all, Michi-
gan superiority over wily Bob Kip-
huth's eastern power. Matt Mann
won his eleventh title in the past 14
years without the aid of his. dstance
mainstay, ailing Jim Welsh.
Honors To Gus Sharemet
Honors tonight go to the phenom-
enal Wolverine sophomore, Gus
Sharemet, who anchored the freestyle
relay quartet with an amazing 51
seconds flat performance to give
Michigan its hard-earned triumph.
Trailing Ohio by four points and
leading the Bulldogs by only one, the
Wolverines needed victory in the
grand finale relay to capture the
team crown. And that they did to-
night in 3:31 to smash six-tenths of
a second off New York A. C.'s exist-
ing world and American record set
in 1939. The Michigan timing was
also a second and two-tenths under
the recognized intercollegiate mark
held jointly by the 1937 Wolverine
team of Walt Tomski, Tom Haynie,
Ed Kirar and Bob Mowerson and the
1938 Ohio State team.
While the 1800 thrilled spectators
sat nervously on the edges of their
seats, Ed Hutchens started Michi-
gan's mission by finishing a yard
behind Wayne's Guy Lumsden, in
:54.4 but a foot ahead of the Yale
leadoff entry, Dick Kelly.
Pope And Gillis Battle
Johnny Gillis and Ed Pope battled
it out next, with Pope, young Eli
sprinter, passing by Michigan'sGillis
to send Russ Duncan off the wall
with a yard lead over Wolverine
Charley Barker. Pope's time forthe
100 was :52.2 while Gillis churned
the distance in :53.8.
But in the third lap, fast-moving
Barker made up for not qualifying
in this afternoon's preliminaries for
the century by moving up on even
terms with the Elincaptain after
25 yards of viciousasprinting. Down
the stretch they came, shoulder to
shoulder, neck and neck, stroke for
stroke, with Barker completing a
:51.8 century to Duncan's :52.9.
And then came the grand climax,'
the meeting between Sharemet and
Yale's sensational sophomore, How-
ard Johnson, who won the 220-yard
crown last night. Off the wall they
dove , together. At the first turn
there wasn't a whisker separating
(Continued on Page 3)
Catholic To Speak
On Writers Today
"Catholicism and Modern Non-
Catholic Writers" will be discussed
by Cuthbert Wright of Worcester,
Mass., at 4:30 p.m. today in St. Mary's

Seven Aldermen To Be Chosen
At Ann Arbor Polls Tomorrow

Seven aldermen and supervisors and
four constables will be chosen and
two special propositions voted upon
when citizens of Ann Arbor go to the
polls tomorrow.
Balloting will continue from 7 a.m.
to 8 p.m. in the city's eight precincts,
and the city clerk's office will remain
open until 8 p.m. to receive absent
voters' ballots.
The two special propositions are a
charter amendment concerning the
police and firemen's pension system,
approval of which would allow the
retirement and pension board to pro-
ceed along the lines laid down in the
amended State act, the original act
already having been approved by this
city's voters; and a proposal to an-
nex about 16 acres of land to the city,
situated in the Tuomy Rd.-Melrose

Second ward: Alderman: Floyd
Elsifor (Rep.), incumbent, and Har-
old Hotzel (Dem.); Supervisor: Her.-
bert Kennett (Rep.), incumbent, and
William Carman (Dem.); Constable:
G. Richard Ross (Rep.), incumbent,
and Fred Duffer (Dem.).
Third ward: Alderman: Cecil Cre-
al (Rep.), incumbent, and Wirt M.
Masten (Dem.); Supervisor: Fred J.
Williams (Rep.), incumbent, and
Franklin E. Eby (Dem.); Constable:
Carl Donner (Rep.) and Louis J.
Brown (Dem.).
Fourth ward: Alderman: William
Hudson (Dem.), incumbent, and
Frank W. Staffan (Fep.); Supervisor:
Lewis C. Rhoades (Rep.), incumbent,
and John Rainey (Dem.); Constable:
Edward C. Davies (Rep.) and George
Gough (Dem.).

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