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VOL. L. No. 134



John L Lewis
Makes Threat
He Will Form
Laborie Party
CIO Leader Snubs GOP ;
Hits New Deal Relief,
Present War Policies
To Address Negro,,
Pension Assemblies
MONONGAH, W. Va., April 1.-(P)
-John L. Lewis today sounded a
threat to organize labor, youth, old
age, Negro and farmers' groups into
a third party unless Democrats adopt
a platform and select a candidate
acceptable to labor and the common
The out-spoken president of the.
Congress of Industrial Organizations
brusquely commented that "I don't
expect anything of the Republicans"
and charged the present administra-
tion "is curtailing the meagre relief
heretofore. extended" to the unem-
The militant leader of the United
Mine Workers of America did not1
specifically mention a third party,
but said unless the conditions he '
laid down were met by Democrats
at their convention, he would Ball a
convention of his own, presumably
before the fall elections.,
Striking at those he said "secretly
hope that America may be drawn
into the European war" and thust
find the answer to the "economicg
and political questions that beset
the land," Lewis declared that such
persons were "in for a fool's awaken-f
He disclosed plans for a strongz
alliance between the American Youth
Congress and the Labor's Non-Par-
tisan League, which Lewis organized,
already have been "worked out and
Declaring that in some Southern
states, "only 26 per cent of our pop-
ulation votes" and that 8,000,000 Ne-
gro voters were disfranchised in eight
Southern states "because they do not
have enough money to pay their
poll tax," Lewis called the poll tax
"iniquitous" and said such a condi-
tion was "damnable."
The bushy-haired labor leader an-
nounced plans to speak at a forth-
coming meeting of the Townsend
Old Age organization and to addresst
conventions of the American Negro
Congress and the American Societyr
for the Advancement of Colored Peo-t
Asked after his address if he meant
he intended to form a third party,
Lewis parried all questions. Pressedv
for an answer, he said:n
"We'll reserve that for later." s
The United Mine Workers' pres-
ident came to this northern Westa
Virginia community, rich in bitu-r
minous coal, to speak at the annualc
miners' meeting celebrating the win-
ning of the eight-hour day and thev
seven-hour day.E

Ruthven Reveals Plans
For University Growth
Birthday Marks Occasion To Repudiate
Current Reports Of His Retirement


Still beaming under a recently-
acquired coat of Florida tan, Pres-
ident Ruthven yesterday took the
occasion of his 58th birthday to an-
nounce plans for new University ex-
pansion in the field of adult educa-
tion, and to deny reports that he
intends to retire as Michigan's chief
executive this year. ':
The birthday, which occasioned the
arrival of some 100 letters and tele-
grams from Dr. Ruthven's friends
in all parts of the world, was just
another day in the Presidential cal-
endar. No special celebration was
held, he explained, "because I'm
booked up with appointments all
Rumors that Dr. Ruthven intends
to retire in the near future have been
circulating on the campus for sev-
eral weeks. To the President, how-
ever, they are just a persistent mal-
ady that "has bothered me every
year since I have been in this office."
The President commented: "I don't
know what starts these reports. I
have not been here a single year
when I haven't heard some comment
about my intention to retire. And
they all have been completely un-
Now completing his eleventh year
in the executive's seat, Dr. Ruthven
only recently returned from a two
weeks' vacation in the south with a
complexion of a bronze and. an all-
around healthy appearance.
University plans for the coming
year, Dr. Ruthven said, include an
enlarged program in adult extension
education; the establishment of a
naval R.O.T.C. unit here; and the be-
ginning of operations in several new
campus buildings.
"We are particularly anxious to
Muehl Oration
Wins Contest

complete the new extension service
building in Detroit," he declared, and
"in general we want to go ahead
with the development of this pro-
gram of extramural education, in
which Michigan has been one of
the pioneers.
"We have no detailed plans for
expansion because this s mainly an
untried field. We will experiment,
and move ahead slowly and care-
One of the "big tasks" which con-
fronts the President is the prepara-
tion of a detailed report to the Na-
tional Association of State Univer-
sities on the subject of "The Func-
ions of Public Supported Institutions
of Higher Education."
This report, which is inspired by
recent educational debate about rela-
tive duties of privately-endowed, and
state-supported schools, will be de-
livered at the annual Association
meeting in Chicago on Nov. 8-9.
Dr. Ruthven revealed that Univer-
sity authorities have been negotiat-
ing for more than a year with U.S.
(Continued on Page 2)
Dental Parley
Will Preview
Kello School
School Of Dentistry Host
To Deans; Dedication
Exercises Are Tomorrow
Anticipating the formal dedication
of the new Kellogg Foundation In-
stitute for Graduate and Postgrad-
uate Dentistry tomorrow, the School
of Dentistry,"byacting as host today
to seven deans of dental colleges all
over -the .nation, is affording them
a preview of the building andan
opportunity to discuss the problem
of postgraduate dentistry.
The deans will preview the build-
ing at 2 p.m. today and a dinner
conference for the purpose of dis-
cussing graduate and postgraduate
instruction will take place at 6:30
P.m. in the Union. President Ruthven
and Dean Clarence S. Yoakum of
the graduate school, will speak.
Among the deans attending are
Dr. Wendell Postke of Ohio State;
Dr. Russell A. Dixon of Howard
University; Dr. F. B. Noyes of Ill-
nois; Dr. William H. Crawford of
Indiana; Dr. W. H. Logan of Loyo
University in Chicago; Dr. L. A. Cad-
arette of Detroit University, and Dr.
Charles Freeman of Northwestern.
Formal dedication ceremonies, to
be held together with the annual
homecoming of the dental school,
will begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow in
the Lecture Hall of the Rackham
Building. President. Ruthven will
Dr. Emory W. Morris of the Kel-
logg Foundation will present the
building and President Ruthven will
accept it in the name of the Univer-
sity. Responses to the gift will be
given by Dean R. W. Bunting on be-
half of the faculty of the dental
school; Dr. Paul H Jeserich for the
Department of Postgraduate Den-
tistry; Dean Yoakum for the grad-
uate school; Mr. Thomas Reid on
behalf of the Public Works Admin-
istration, and Dr. Oliver W. White
for the alumni.
hony Orchestra
Concert TonI ht

Sweep City's
Spring Vote
Kelly Is Only Democratic
Aspirant To Gain Post;
Professor Moore Wins
Pension System
Given Approval
Democrats continued to lose what
little ground they ever held in Ann
Arbor politics as 3,166 voters went
to the polls yesterday to choose a
solid Republican slate with one ex-
ceptionsin the off-year spring city
At the same time, a charter amend-
ment concerning the police and fire-
men's pension system was approved
by a vote of 2,045 to 1,038, and a pro-
Robert McAuliffe, '41, running
on the Democratic ticket for clerk
of Ann Arbor towrniip in yester-
day's township elections, was de-
feated by Edward Frederick, Rep,,
by a vote of 210-97.

Walpole Heads Assembl
As Panhel, WAA Post

Executive Council Names
Four As Panhellenic
Association's Officers

Appointment of Annabel Van Win-
kle, '41, as president of Panhellenic
Association, was announced last
night at the annual Installation Ban-
quet held in the League. Marian
Conde, '41, was appointed secretary,
Betty Reutter, '41, treasurer, and
Florence Signaigo, '41, rushing secre-
Announcement of the offices was
made by Barbara Bassett, '40, out-
going president. The positions were
filled following petitioning and inter-
viewing by the executive council of
Panhellenic. This is the first year
the offices have been chosen in this
way. Formerly the positions were
filled by election.
Miss Van Winkle is a member of
Pi Beta Phi and of Wyvern. She
played one of the leading roles in
"Hi-Falutin!" the 1940 Junior Girls



In May

William Muehl, '41,. won the Michi-
gan Oratorical contest and the right
to represent Michigan in the North-
ern Oratorical League's Fiftieth An-
niversary Contest, Friday, May 3, at
the University of Minnesota, with his
oration, "The Empires Within."
Muehl has been a member of the
varsity debating team for two years,
was a member of the Anti-War Com-
mittee, directed the publishing of the
student handbook, and is now a mem-
ber of the Student Religious Associ-
ation assembly council. Last year he
reached the finals of the Michigan
The Northern Oratorical League
was organized here fifty years ago,
Prof.-Emeritus Thomas C. Trueblood
of the speech department being one
of the founders. The finals will be
held at Michigan next year. Prof.
Louis M. Eich of the speech depart-
ment will accompany Muehl to the
contest in Minnesota,
Other schools which will be repre-
sented in the contest will be North-
western University, the University of
Iowa, Western Reserve University, the
University of Wisconsin whose con-
testant took first place in the finals
last year, and the University of Min-

posal to annex s&ie 16 acres of land
adjoining the east c limits to Ann
Arbor was passed, 2,37 to 644 votes.
Most highly contested positions
were for seventh ward supervisor,
where Mrs. Jessie E. Coller polled 51
votes to Frank L. Conklin's 309; third
ward alderman, where incumbent
Cecil1Creal defeated Wirt M. Masten,
416 votes to 341; and fourth ward
alderman, where incumbent William
Hudson was out-polled by former
alderman Frank W. Staffan, 227 to
Prof. A. D. Moore of the College
of Engineering became alderman
from the sixth ward, unopposed.
Other results in the aldermanic
contests were, first ward, incumbent
Charles Eaton, 168, Howard Burr,
93; second ward, incumbent Floyd
Elsifor, 364, Harold Hotzel, 185; fifth
ward, Thomas Pew, 166, Elmer May-
er, 92; and seventh ward, incumbent
Russell T. Dobson, Jr., 593, Wilbur
C. McLaren, 213: I c"
For supervisor, Fitch Forsythe,
William Manchester and Herbert
Wagner were unopposed in the first,
fifth and sixth wards respectively.
Other totals were, second ward, in-
cumbent Herbert Kennett, 378, Wil-
liam Carman, 170; third ward, in-
cumbent Fred J. Williams, 494,
Franklin E. Eby, 241; and fourth
ward, incumbent Lewis C. Rhoades,
229, John Rainey, 75.
Only four wards nominated candi-
dates for constable. 'n the fourth
ward George Gough was unopposed,
as was George Kelly, the lone Demo-
crat to gain office, in the fifth. In
the second ward, incumbent G. Rich-
ard Ross obtained 335 votes to Fred
Dupper's 209, and in the third ward
Carl Donner was elected over Louis
S. Brown by a vote of 465 to 258.
Out Tomorrow
Prize Work By Flanagan,
Allen Will Be Featured
With a pronounced accent on fic-
tion and poetry, Perspectives, campus
literary magazine, will be ready for
distribution in tomorrow morning's
Daily, James Allen, '40, and Harvey
Swados, '40, co-editors predicted ys-
The heavy accent on fiction is the
result of a contest recently sponsored
by Perspectives as a preliminary step
for writers to enter the national con-
test under the auspices of "Story"
magazine. To enter the national con-
test, writers had first to run the
gauntlet of a local competition.
Four stories out of the 35 submit-
ted have been selected for publica-
tion. The two leaders, "Burglary on
Locust Street," by Dennis Flanagan,
'40, and "Waiting," by Elizabeth
Allen, Grad., will be forwarded to
Story. The honorable mention stories
which Perspectives will print are
"Doyle Press, 1940," by Shirley Wal-
lace, '42, and "Shy," by Alvin Sara-
sohn, '41. A fifth story, "Still Life,
With Dreams," by Swados, will be
printed in a later issue of the maga-
Foreign Affairs Group
Will Discus Neutraity

Forestry Club
Picks Leaders
To Meet MSC
In a determined effort to bring
Babe, Paul Bunyan's blue ox, back
to Ann Arbor, the Forestry Club yes-
terday announced the committee
chairmen who will direct the verbal
warfare at the annual Michigan-
MSC Foresters' Banquet here April
David Red, 40F&C, social chairman
of the Club, named the following offi-
cers, all forestry seniors: toastmaster,
Joseph C. Shomon; entertainment,
Richard Abbot; banquet, Sterling
Brinkley; tickets, William Ruther-
ford; reception, Jack Rosapeppe; and
publicity, James Halligan.
The affair, which originally took
the form of an annual athletic con-
test, was resolved into a banquet
several years ago. Wits and words
instead of brawn are now matched.
The rivalry centers around 'the pos-
session of the Great Blue Ox which
Paul Bunyan, legendary forestry hero,
used in his logging operations.
To win Babe, the representatives
of one of the schools must formulate
a taller tall-story than their rivals.'
Babe is now in the possession of State,
since last year's story by Prof. Shir-
ley W. Allen of the forestry school
lacked the requisite height.


University Sympi
Presents Third,


More than 90 students of the
School of Music will unite under the
direction of Thor Johnson of the
faculty to present the third Univer-
sity Symphony Orchestra recital of
the year at 8:15 p.m. today in Hill
Featured as soloist of the evening
will be John Kollen, instructor int
piano, who will play Concerto No. 2
in .-flat major, Op. 83 by Brahms.
Mr. Kollens, who is a former resi-
dent of Holland, Michigan, has stu-
died abroad under Maier, Friedberg,
and Kwast in Berlin, and Philipp
and Boulanger in Paris.
The conductor, Mr. Johnson, an
instructor in music literature at the
School of MVlusic, is a graduate of
both Michigan and the University
of North Carolina where he served


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