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VOL. L. No. 93 Z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY FEB. 13, 1940

PRICE FIVE CEN

Hoosiers Smash
Varsity, 57To 30;
Tied With p urdue

Doherty Makes Debut
With 3-Way Meet Here

Varsity
And

Thinclads Are Expected To
Ypsilanti Normal Teams As
Season Gets Under Way

Dominate State
1940 Track
Today

Deadlock For Five Minute
Broken By Armstrong
Indiana Used 21 Me
Capt. Rae Limited
To But One Score
(Special To The Daily)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Feb. 12.-
Indiana University's basketball team
with 21 men playing, crushed Mich
igan, 57 to 30, tonight to remain tie
with Purdue for the Dig Ten lead.
The game never was in doubt afte
Curly Armstrong, Indiana forward
broke an 11-11 deadlock after fiv
minutes of play. With his team
leading, 21-to-13, midway of the firs
period, Coach Branch McCracken
sent in his second team, which fin
ished the first half in front, 29-to-13
The second- and tird-string In-
diana teams ran the
score to 44-15 be-
fore Charley Pink
Michigan guard, hi
the Wolferine'
first field g o a
eight minutes after
the start of the sec-
and half.
Chet Francis, re-
serve forward, who
played only 12 min-
Schaefer utes, led the Indi-
ana scoring with nine points. Pink's
eight were best for Michigan. Capt.
Jim Rae of Michigan was held to a
single basket, scored with one minute
left, but hit five free throws.
The Crimson got away to an early
6-3 lead but the Wolverines came
back :to knot the count at 11-all
Armstrong broke the tie with a two-
Pointer and the Hoosiers were away
never to be headed.
Midway in the first half, Coach
Branch McCracken started his string
of substitutions. The
second string five
was as hot as the
regulars, and a bas-
ket bombardment
forced the Wolver-
Ines to call time ..
with three minutes
remaining.
The Indiana fives>..
poured three field
goals throughhthe
hoop, in machine- Dro
gun style as the half ended
The Hoosier reserves swept through
the Wolverines with lightning-fast
plays as the contest was resumed.
Eddie Zimmer received a pass under
his own basket and scored. Michi-
gan again took time out.
Wolverine substitutes came into
the lineup in a vain effort to halt
the scoring spree. Francis brought
(Contnued on Page 3)
Flay Production
Plans To Give
'Julius Caesar'
Shakespearian Tragedy
To Have Four-Day Run
,BeginningWednesday
Play Production's fourth major
presentation of the current school
year will be Shakespeare's "Julius
Caesar" to be given at 8:30 p.m. Wed-
nesday through Saturday, Feb. 21-24
in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
A matinee will be given Saturday,
Feb. 24.
Discarding both Roman and mod-
ern styles of presentation, Play Pro-
duction will offer "Julius Caesar" in
its original Elizabethan style, Prof.
Valentine B. Windt, director of the
group, disclosed.
Professor Windt pointed out that

the play has been given too often re-.
cently in modern costume, but he
added that modern costume distorts
Shakespeare's real "Caesar." The
play was written in Elizabethan times
for Elizabethan eyes, he explained.
Play Production's version of "Julius
Caesar" will offer an almost complete
text, with only a few deletions.
Wholesale streamlining, in the Or-
son Welles manner, will not be at-
tempted.
Commenting on the play itself,
Professor Windt observed that its
plot is one of Shakespeare's most ex-
cii ing. and that its melndramaa vnks

s Morgan Opens
Religious Talk:
Series Today
SRA Head Will Introduce
_ Lectures With Talk
, On 'What Is Religion'
d As a general introduction to the
Student Religious Association's new
r lecture series on "The Existence and
, Nature of Religion," the subject
e "What Is Religion?" will be discussed
a by Kenneth Morgan, director of the
t SRA, at 8 p.m. today in Lane Hall.
n The lecture series, starting with the
address of Prof. Anton J. Carlson of
the University of Chicago at 8 p.m.
-Friday in the Rackham Lecture Hall,
e will bring four different points of
-view on religion to University stu-
dents. Morgan today will present a
t preliminary discussion of the subject'
s to be dealt with and will attempt to
l organize the subject, making certain
r generally accepted definitions of re-
ligion.
The series, which will consider such
- questions as "Why be religious?" and
"What is religion?", will include, be-
sides Professor Carlson's address, lec-
tures by The Rev. Paul H. Furfey of7
Catholic University, Washington,
" D.C., Prof. Walter M. Horton of Ober-"
lin College, and Rabbi Stephen S.'
Wise, president of the American Jew-
ish Congress.
Professor Carlson, a Fellow of the1
American Association for the Ad-
vancement of Science and a former
president of the American Associa-
tion of University Professors, takes1
a critical attitude toward orthodox
religious institutions and beliefs.
Rev. Furfey, speaking Feb. 24, dill
present the Catholic point of view in
his lecture. He is a professor of soci-
ology and has written several books
on religion. He has been associate
editor of several scientific publica-
tions.
Professor Horton, who will speak
March 2, takes the Protestant point
of view in his lecture. A teacher in
theology at several colleges, he has
written' several books discussing
theism and the scientific spirit.

A new chapter in Michigan track
history, as well as a new season, be-
gins at 7:30 p.m. today when Ken
Doherty makes his debut as head
Wolverine track coach as the 1940
thinclads take part in a triangular
meet with Michigan State and Mich-
igan Normal Colleges.
Doherty has inherited a large nu-
cleus of last year's Big Ten cham-
pionship squad, and, with the addi-
tion of some promising runners from
his last freshman team, should pre-
sent a group of trackmen almost as
strong as Charlie Hoyt's last great
team.
While the all-around power of the
Wolverines is expected to dominate
the meet, the individual contests
promise to make the meet the most
interesting one seen here in recent
years. With Capt. Ralph Schwarz-
kopf, Warren Breidenbach, and Don
Canham of Michigan, Tommy Quinn
and Whitey Hlad of Normal, and
Capt. Roy Fehr' and Walter Arring-
ton competing, records should be
falling all night.
The big events of the evening are
expected to be the two-mile and the
high-jump. The distance run has
Schwarzkopf, the greatest two-miler
Michigan has had, Big Ten cham-
pion, third in the Millrose Games
about a' week ago in the extremely
fast -time of 9:04; Quinn, twice con-
queror of the Wolverine captain, the
last time being in the Sugar Bowl last
Dec. 31; and Dick Frey, number one
man of the Spartans' cross-country
squad. The meet record of 9:21 seems
certain to fall, and Schwarzkopf's.
own' Field House standard of 9:15.8
is also definitely wavering in antici-
pation of one of the fiercest races at
that distance that local fans have
seen.
The high 'jump brings together
Michigan's junior star, Don Canham
and State's junior ace Walter Ar-
rington. Canham wasn't satisfied
with the form that enabled him to

leap six feet five inches in high
school, and this year, switched to a
straddle style with which he has been
Jumping ever betterthan before. Ar-
rington set a new record of six feet
five and one-eighth inches when the
Spa tans met Notre Dame a week
ago, and might push Canham over
Dave Albritton's Field House record
of six feet five and seven-eighth
inches. Arrington was hurt later in
the Notre Dame rfeet, but Coach
Ralph Young of State said yesterday
that Arrington would be ready to-
night. Arnold Cooperman of Normal
who has done six feet three inches
(Continued on Page 3)
Piano Team
Plays 'Concert
In Series Here
Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson,
two-piano team which went on as
substitute for Kirsten Flagstad
during last year's winter concert sea-
son, come to Ann Arbor tomorrow
night as ."first choice" for the ninth
Choral Union concert.
So great was their success last
year, Dr. Charles A. Sink explained
yesterday, that insistent demands
made it imperative to sign them on
the regular program this season.
Tickets .for the concert which be-
gins at 8:30 p.m. in Hill Auditorium
may still be obtained at the School
of Music office, and at Hill Auditor-
ium box office, Dr. Sink said.
Inprivate life Mr. and 'Mrs. Robert-
son, the two British artists have won
distinction throughout the musical
world. They were students .together3
in London under Mathay when ro-
mance united their artistic careers
and established them as one of the1
foremost piano teams.

State Traffic
Men To Hold
Meeting Here
Michigan Highway Groups
And Engineering School
Sponsoring Conference
Speakers To Stress
Functional Matters
Highway and traffic engineers will
focus their attention on Ann Arbor
this week with the opening of the
twenty-fifth anniversary meeting of
the Michigan Highway Conference.
Held under the direction of the en-
gineering college in cooperation with
the Michigan State Highway Depart-
ment, the Michigan Association of
Road Commissioners and Engineers
and the Michigan Department of Pub-
lic Safety, the conference will draw
more than 700 traffic and highway
men here to the three-day session, to-
morrow through Friday.
To Emphasize Administration
Presenting speakers in all branches
of construction, maintenance and
safety, the conference will emphasize
pertinent administrative, financial
ad traffic problems facing both state
and county road commissions.
In contrast to the first conference
25 years ago where earth, stone and
gravel road construction formed the
center of discussion ,the 1940 sessions
will stress maintainance and opera-
tions from the standpoint of financial
and safety factors.
Included among the engineers at-
tending the conference here will be
several of the speakers prominent -at
the organization session here in'1915.
Among those listed are Dean Emeritus
Mortimer E. Cooley of the engineering
school; Frank F. Rogers, first official
state highway commissioner; Prof.
H. E. Riggs and William C. Hoad of
the civil engineering department and
K. I. Sawyer, county engineer for
Mariuette County.
Highlight of the conference will be
the informal dinner Thursday eve-
ning in the Union. 'With Leroy Smith,
engineer-manager of the Wayne
County Road Commission acting as
toastmiasterMurraym Vn Wagoner,'
state highway commissioner will de-
liver a tribute to the founders, fol-
lowed by an address by Thomas H.
MacDonald, commissioner of the U.S.
Public Roads Administration. Both
Smith and MacDonald were speakers
at the original highway conference
here in 1915.
Marsh To Speak
Featured speakers at the various
conference sessions will be Burton
W. Marsh, director of safety and traf-
fic engineering for the American
Automobile Association in Washing-
ton, D.C., who will speak Wednes-
day morning on pedestrian protec-
tion; Gilmore D. Clarke, dean of the
college of engineering at Cornell Uni-
versity on parkways Thursday morn-
ing and C. M. Nelson, editor of "Bet-
ter Roads," who will speak on county
highway department organization Fri-
day afternoon.
Those presiding over the sessions
are Louis M. Nims, deputy state high-
way commissioner; John W. Kush-
ing, research director of the state
highway department; M. W. Cochran,
Detroit traffic engineer; Col. Sidney
D. Waldon of Detroit and Profs.
Lewis W. Gram and Roger L. Morri-
son of the engineering college.
Prison Committee

Meets Here Today
Ann Arbor will be the scene today
of a meeting of the Michigan Cor-
rections Commission, a prison group
now involved in the selection of a
new warden for Marquette prison.
This afternoon's conference is a
regular Commission meeting, but in-
formed sources believe that an at-
tempt to select a new warden at Mar-
quette will be made. The new warden
is sought by Republicans to replace
incumbent Marvin L. Coon, a Demo-
cratic holdover, who has been under
fire since a spectacular break last
fall.
Elmer Swanson, of Escanaba, for-
mer Delta county sheriff, is thought
to be the leading candidate for the
position.

New

Give Both Reich
And Britain Gains

Trade Pacts

Enrollment Increases
4.9 Per Cent This Year

Michigan's second semester enroll-
ment reached 10,682 yesterday, an
increase of 4.9 per cent over the 1939
figure at the same time.
Official figures released by the
University showed that total regis-
tration in the literary college had
reached 4,418, an increase of 320 stu-
dents, or 7.8 per cent, over last year.
In the dental school there is an in-
crease of 11.7 per cent.
In the engineering college there are
1,977 students, and in the graduate
school 1,617 students.
Male enrollment is running ahead
of female registration by 7,693 to
2,989. There are four women in the
engineering college, but no young
lady has shown up yet to replace the
one female forester who graduated
last spring.
In the first semester of this year
enrollment reached a high mark of
12,128 persons.
Music Groups
Plan Finnish
Relief Concert
Faculty Committee To Give
Program For Feb. 27
In Hill Auditorium
As part of the Ann Arbor drive to
collect relief for the aid of Finland's
refugees, University musical organi-
zations are cooperating to present a
benefit concert Feb. 27 in Hill Audi-
torium.
Groups throughout the city are
banding together to promote sale
of tickets for fhe concert, all the
proceeds of which will be sent to Fin-
land to provide much-needed food
and clothing for the beseiged Finns.
The concert, to be given by several
University organizations, will present
a program being arranged by a com-
mittee composed of Prof. David Mat-
tern, director of.the men's Glee Club;
Prof. William D. Revelli, conductor
of the University Bands; Ruth Enss,
'41SM; Dr. Charles A. Sink, president
of the School of Music, and Prof. Carl
G. Brandt of the engineering English
department.
Tickets are on sale at 50 cents each
and may be bought from members
of the ticket committee, headed by
Mrs. A. C. Furstenberg. It has been
arranged to promote ticket sales
through occupational groups, and
many local persons have agreed to
carry on the sale among their fellow
workers. Tickets are also available
at stores throughout the city.
Thomas To Be
Lecturer Here

L

Arrival Of Fresh Troops
At Suez Bolsters British
Near Eastern Forces
Finns Say Russians
Halted At Summa
(By The Associated Press)
Germany and Great Britain scored
new economic triumphs yesterday
while the British bolstered their man-
power in the Near East by landing
thousands of troops from Australia
and New Zealand at the strategic
port of Suez.
The German success was disclosed
in the announcement that the Reich
and Soviet Russia had signed a new
pact designed to speed up their mu-
tual trade. Germany and Russia
startled the world last August by be-
coming friends, a step which opened
the way for the German invasion of
Poland and the resulting European
war.

Pat Con ger Accepts Cope iwgen
Post As .Foreign Correspondent
~w~m X9
4

England Woos Turkey
Patching up her Near Eastern
fences with her new ally, Turkey,
Great Britain announced a new trade
accord with the Turks would become
effective Feb. 19. Britain hopes to
displace Germany as the leading
salesman and customer to Turkey.
The feat of transferring the Aus-
tralian and NeW Zealand troops 10,-
000 miles from the Antipodes to the
Near Eastern keystone port with the
loss of only one man--and he died
of a heart attack-ranked in the
news with the stout resistance of the
Finns to a new Russian offensive
launched against Summa, on the
Karelian Isthmus.
Istanbul advices said 30,000 men
had been landed in Egypt, bringing
the British and French forces in the
Near East to at least 570,000-and
heightening fears that the belliger-
ents might make Southeastern Eu-
rope a battleground this spring. Brit-
ain, France and Turkey are estimated
to have nearly 1,000,000 men ready
in the Near East.
Russians Shell Viipuri
In Helsinki, the Finns said Russia
had thrown several divisions into the
Summa battle after the weekend lull
which followed 10 days of bitter
fighting. Long-range Russian ar-
tillery began shelling the Finnish port
of Viipuri, 20 miles north of Summa.
Two other Russian thrusts at the
center and the eastern flank of the
Karelian front were repulsed, the
Finns said, with the destruction of
72 Russian tanks, the greatest one-
day bag of the war.
One of the Finnish casulaties was
Gunnar Hoclre#t, who set' world's
records for the 3,000 meter 'and two-
mile runs at the 1936~ Olympics in
Berlin. He was, reported killed in
Sunday's fighting on the Isthmus.
Finnish authorities took keen in-
terest in reports reaching Helsinki
of a possible crisis between Russia
and the two Baltic states from which
she gained concessions last fall,
Estonia and Latvia. The chiefs of
the armies of Latvia and Estonia
were said to have conferred on de-
fenses of the two states and the Lat-
vian president, Karl Ulmanis, re-
cently hinted in a radio speech

6

Book Exchange
Business Good
Political Science, History
Texts Are In Demand
A report of greatly increased activ-
ity in the' Student Book Exchange
was made by Robert Ulrich, '41, chair-
man, yesterday, together with the
promise that the organization would
continue to function as long as books
were on demand and continued to
come in.
"The turnover indicated, will in all
probability exceed that of any time of
the exchange's two year existence,"
Ulrich said. "Popularity of the pro-
ject has been steadily increasing,"
he added.
The rapid turnover experienced
has created a shortage and conse-
quent demand for books in practically
all of the popular courses and de-
partments. Among these were listed
political science, history and litera-
ture. Engineering school texts large-
ly sought include such subjects as
heat engines, electrical engineering
and descriptive geometry.
Ulrich reminded students that the
system of the exchange was one in
which the owner of the books offered
for sale could establish his own sale
price and could offer as many books
as desired for sale.
Congress To Start
Student Insurance
An insurance plan for students an-
nounced several weeks ago by Con-
gress, independent men's organiza-
tion, will be put into action at 3 p.m.
tomorrow in Congress' offices in the
Union, William Rockwell, '41, an-
nounced yesterday.
pnl afi f~..ies a iq. mtt- o- nsrn

Liberal Club To
Five Speakers In

Present
Series

Former Michigan Daily Writer Continues
Family Journalistic Legend

Norman Thomas, leader of the So-
cialist Party of the United States,
will give one of a series of five lec-
tures to open Thursday at the Union
under the sponsorship of the Liberal
Action Club.
McAlister Coleman, authority on
gas and electric power, will open the
series with an address on the topic,
"Electricity's New Frontiers" at 4:15
p.m. Thursday in the Union.
Mr. Coleman, who has taken the
side of the consumers in many great
fights, is a member of the commit-
tee on coal and giant power and
head of the Information Bureau of
the Utility Users League of New Jer-
sey, is now working on a book on
the industrial and economic history
of New Jersey.
The series will continue through-
out the semester. Other speakers
will be Lewis Corey, labor leader and
author, who will speak Feb. 29 on
"Re-Creation of Socialism"; Tuck-
er Smith, educational director of the
Retail Clerk's Union and former di-
rector of Brookwood College, on
March 7; Norman Thomas will speak
March 14 on "Does Democracy Need
Socialism?"; Royal S. Hall, profes-

Technic Offers
New Job Story
Interview Pointers Given
In Tomorrow's Issue
Presenting the second in a series of
articles dealing with job-getting, the
February issue of the Michigan Tech-
nic will go on sale tomorrow, accord-
ing to J. Anderson Ashburn, '40E,
editor.
"Good Morning, Sir," by Prof.
Arthur D. Moore, companion article
to "Dir Sir," in last month's sell-out
issue, deals with the all-important
interview for employment, Ashburn
said. Also in this issue are: "Barge
Design," by Prof. L. A. Baier; "Silent
Flight," story of gliding here at Michi-
gan, by F. A. Tietzel, '43E; and "Fac-
tory Performance After 5,000 Miles,"
by William Yenni.
Usual features and another pro-
fessional practice contest with a five
dollar prize complete this issue, of
which an additional number of copies
have been printed to meet increased
demand.

By STAN SWINTON
When 23-year-old Clinton Beach
Conger stepped into a New York-
bound plane at 3 a.m. today he began
to write another chapter in the legend
of Ann Arbor's most famed family of
journalists.
Conger, familiarly known as "Pat,"
has been named a member of the
United Press Copenhagen bureau. He
will be the third member of his
family to be a foreign correspondent.
I , - - - - . . . - . I -

United Press and the Detroit Free
Press, leaving the posts to accept a
position in the Detroit Bureau of the
United Press.
After a year in which he served as
Michigan Sports Editor for UP and
scored journalistic beats on such
stories as the partial blindness of
heavyweight Jimmy Adamick and
the contract baseball star Bennie
McCoy signed with the Philadelphia
Athletics, Conger two weeks ago was

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