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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 1940

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First Western
Alumni Meet
Oens Sept.26
In Caifornia
Round-Up Group To Visit
Biennial Regional Meet,
Wolverine Football Tilt
6,000 Will Receive
Conference Bids
Tentative plans were announced
here yesterday for Michigan's Wes-
tern Round-Up, the first of a series
of biennial Regional Alumni Con-
ferences, t be held Sept. 26-28 in
San Francisco in conjunction with
the Michigan California football
game.
Taking advantage of the first ap-
pearance of a Wolverine football
team on the West Coast since the
memorable first Tournament of Roses
game in 1902, thousands of Michigan
alumni throughout the Far West are
expected to attend the affair.
Plans Already Developed
Plans for the weekend program
have already been developed and pre-
liminary arrangements completed.
Committees have been set up, and
the first announcement will soon
be sent to the 6,000 Michigan
alumni in the territory west of the
Rockies.'
Supervising arrangements is the
8th Alumni District organization, and
the General Committee is headed by
Clyde L. Queen, '13, of San Francis-
co.
The program now tentatively ar-
ranged will begin Thursday, Sept.
26, when the Big Ten Club of San
Francisco brings together all Michi-
gan's friends in the San Francisco
Bay section for either a luncheon or
a dinner.
A luncheon at noon the next day
will launch the strictly Michigan
alumni part of the program. The
luncheon guests will break up im-
mediately after the menu into School
and College groups, with the num-
ber of groups 'depending on how
many representatives of the particu-
lar departments will be present from
Ann Arbor.
Guests Will Be On Program
Highlight of the Round-Up will be
a banquet Friday night in the Gold
Ballroom of San Francisco's Pal-
ace Hotel. Distinguished alumni,
and Ann Arbor guests will be on the
toast program.
Built around these events will be
many informal gatherings, trips to
Treasure Island, Class Reunions,
Alumni Association conferences and
any special events arranged in hon-
or of the Michigan visitors by Uni-
versity of California organizations.
The game itself, with possibly a
luncheon at the Stephens Union on
the Berkeley campus, will end the
Round-Up on Saturday.
Material Due
For Hopwood
Annual Creative Writing
Contest Closes Today
Frenzied last efforts marked by
calls to the Hopwood office with
such questions as "What would you
do if you made an error on the
manuscript?" set this Week apart as
to the deadline for material for the

tenth annual Hopwood contest which
closes at 4:30 p.m. today.'
Announcement of the winners of
this year's contest will be made. fol-
lowing a lecture to be given in the
Rackham Auditorium Friday, May
31. Last year's lecturer was Carl
vanDoren, winner :of the Pulitzer
prize for his "Biography of Benjamin
Franklin."
Since the prizes were first offered
through a grant from the estate of
Avery Hopwood, a prominent Amer-
ican dramatist and member of the
class of 1905, nearly $10,000 a year
has been offered in the four fields
of creative writing to students who
"perform the best creative work in
the fields of dramatic writing, fic-
tion, poetry and essay." Not more
than four awards of $2,000 each are
offered, one each in the four divi-
sions of the major contest.
Union Will Open Series

Senator Nye, Foe Of Munitions
Makers, To Talk At Peace Rally
Staunch Isolationist From North Dakota To Speak
Friday Morning At Peace Council Program

Galenis Plans
Scholarships
In Medicine

Germans Split Norway

By

Troudheim- Swede'

Sen. Gerald P. Nye, staunch iso-
lationist from North Dakota and
famed investigator of the munitions
industry, will headline this year's
all-campus Peace Rally to be held
at 11 a.m. Friday under the spon-
sorship of the Camnus Peace Coun-
cil. Place of the Rally will be
announced in tomorrow's Daily.
Senator Nye, who is famed for
his frequent denunciations of war
profiteering, was an opponent of the
embargo irepeal and has sought the
passing of a constitutional amend-
ment requiring a people's referen-
dum for declaration of war by the
United States. '
In his latest public utterance con-
cerning this country's position dur-
ing the war, Senator Nye writes via
"Look," national picture magazine,
that the United States is already in
the war on the economic and moral
fronts. "If the President continues
his present policy of ignoring every
lesson that the last war taught us,"
he holds, "We'll be in over our heads
on the military front."
He has come out in favor of main-
taining our isolationist position no
matter how the wr turns, he has
decried the expenditure of billions
"we haven't got" on war materials
while denying aid to many df the
people of this country, he has op-
posed playing favorites in our rela-
tions with belligerent powers and
Major Doolittle
To Speak Here
At I.Ae.S. Meet
Noted Air Record Holder
To Speak On Program
Of Aeronautical Group
Major James H. Doolittle, national
president of the Institute of Aero-
nautical Sciences and noted speed
and stunt flier, will be the featured
speaker at the annual Institute of
Aeronautical Science banquet, Tues-
day, April 30, in the League.
Supplementing Major Doolittle in
the speaking panel will be Major
Lester D. Gardner, executive vice-
president of the Institute. As climax
to the banquet program, the local
chapter will present a sound motion
picture entitled , "Conquest of the
Air," a documentary chronicle of
man's struggle to master the air-
ways.
A former United States Army flier,
Major Doolittle includes a host of
world speed records and numerous
awards for service to aviation re-
search among his accomplishments.
In 1922 he made the first cross-
country flight in less than 24 hours,
and in 1931 he repeated as the first
to accomplish that feat in less than
12 hours.
A new speed record for seaplanes
was established by Major Doolittle
in 1925, and in 1932 he added the1
land plane speed marker to his
credit. He was winner of the Ben-
dix trophy race in 1931 and the
Thompson trophy race in 1932.
Among distinctions held by Major
Doolittle are recognition as the first
aviator to accomplish an outside
loop and he is accredited as the
first to complete a flight flying
"blind," completely by instruments.

has pointed to fallacies in trying
to help an econonmy with war profits.
The Peace Rally started with the
playing of "Ballad for Americans."
Carl Petersen, managing editor of
The Daily, will deliver the opening
address and will be followed by a
war veteran who will speak on
"Johnny Got His Gun." Senator
Nye will then deliver the principal
address.
Also being sponsored by the Peace
Council is the sale tomorrow on cam-
pus of buttons bearing the slogan
"The Yanks Are Not Coming," pro-
ceeds of which will be given to the
Far Eastern and European Student
Funds, agencies designed to send aid
to destitute students in war-torn
countries.Representatives of 15
campus organizations will sell the
buttons. Salesmen and posts will
be announced in tomorrow's Daily
Newman Club
Regional Meet
OpensFriday
Local Organization Plans
Varied Program; 250
Will Attend Conference
Providing entertainment for 250
visiting Catholic college students for
three consecutive convention days
is no little jobs, but it is the task
which the Ann Arbor Newman Club
has now finished after many weeks
of industrious preparation'.
The plans are now complete, and
on Friday the 250 visitors-from
Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Ken-
tucky-will arrive for the 14th an-
nual convention of the Ohio Valley
Province of Newman Clubs. In Ann
Arbor they will participate in a
program of speech-making, ban-
quets, religious services and dancing.
April 19-21 will be the span of the
convention. During that time distin-
guished Catholic speakers from the
state of Michigan and from Wash-
ington, D.C. will address the several
banquets and luncheons which will
be an important part of the 1940
conference.
And to provide less sober plea-
sures, a "dating bureau" will match
men and women for the convention
banquet and dance. Earl Stevens
and his orchestra will play for the
Convention Dance, which will be
held Saturday evening in the League
following a dinner meeting.
More than 45 Newman clubs will
send delegates to the Convention.
Burns Huttlinger, '41, and Mary
Ellen Spurgeon, '40, are co-chairmen
of the convention. Among the speak-
ers who will appear are Secretary
of State Harry Kelly, President
Ruthven and Msgr. Michael J.
Ready, general secretary of the Na-
tional Catholic Welfare Conference.
Hillel Council Elects
Jerome W. Mecklenburger, '41E,
was chosen president of the Hillel
Council in an election at the Founda-
tion yesterday. The Council also
chose Theodore Leivovitx, '40, vice-
president, and Jean Tenofsky, '41,
secretary.

$2,000 Will Be
Yearly From
News Stand's

Awarded
Hospital
Profits

Railroad

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Juniors And Seniors
Will Receive Grants
A scholarship fund of $2,000 will
be awarded annually by Galens,
Honorary Medical Society, to stu-
dents of the Medical School, Robert
Plumb, '40M, president of the so-
ciety, announced yesterday.
Money for these grants is to Come
from the income of the Galens News
Stand in the University Hospital. If
the income is not sufficient to meet
the needs of the fund, the Society
will give all funds available from
the Stand. A vote by the Galens
Society will decide the amount of
money available for each academic
year.
Applications for these scholarships
must be made to the Scholarship
Committee of the Michigan Medical
School, who will award the grants
according to the following regula-
tions:
1) Recipients must be native born
citizens of the United States; (2)
they mlst be juniors or seniors in
good standing in the Medical School,
having completed two full years in
Medical School here, and must be
enrolled in the Medical School at
the time the scholarship is granted;
(3) preference shall be given to those
students whose scholastic work, in
the opinion of the Committee, will
be improved by grants of financial
aid, (4) this money is not to be
used for payment of tuition, but for
payment of such current expenses
as room, board and laundry.
The number of scholarships and
their size will be regulated at the
discretion of the Scholarship Com-
mittee, but none of the grants are
to exceed $400.
Michigan State
Bird Authority
Will Talk Here
Prominent Ornithologist
Will Speak Tomorrow
In Uiiversity Lecture
Dr. Miles D. Pirnie, Director of the
W. K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary at
Battle Creek, will discuss "Birds of
Sanctuary and Wilderness" at 4:15
p.m. tomorrow in the Amphitheatre
of the Rackham Building.
The talk, a University lecture
sponsored by the geography depart-
ment, is open to the public.
Dr. Pirnie, famed for his work
in ornithology, received a Doctor of
Philosophy Degree at Cornell Uni-
versity in 1928 and in that same
year was appointed ornithologist for
the Michigan State Conservation
Department. He served in that ca-
pacity until 1931.
When the Kellogg Refuge on Gull
Lake was given to Michigan State
College, Dr. Pirnie was made head
of the new sanctuary. He acts, more-
over, not only as head of the sanc-
tuary, but as a member of the Mich-
igan State faculty.
Dr. Pirnie has pioneered in re-
search and investigation upon birds
in Michigan and is still active in
cooperation with the Conservation
Department and several institutions
in study upon bird and wild-life
problems. He is the author of a
Conservation Department bulletin,
"Water Foul in Michigan."
Del gado Discusses
Brazil's Geography
In O peningc Lecture

Particularism, federalism and rela-
tive isolation of the different regions
of Brazil are conditioned by the na-'
tion's geography, Dr. Carlos Delga-
do de Carvalho, distinguished Brazil-
ian geographer and sociologist, point-
ed out yesterday at the Rackham
Amphitheatre.
The talk, the first in a series of
five on present day Brazil to be given

Glee Club To& Give
Special Program
At SpringConcert
The Men's Glee Club will present
a specially arranged program at the
annual spring concert at 8:15 p.m.
tomorrow in Hill Auditorium.
The program, featuring a variety
of numbers including some of those
presented on the recently completed
Spring Trip, will be composed of the
best of the songs learned by the Cluo
this year, James Crowe, '43, an-
nounced yesterday.
A special feature of the concert,
Crowe said, will be recordings made
of all numbers on the program, which
will be offered for sale in a short
time.
Admission to this last campus ap-
pearance of the year of the Glee Club
will be free. Contrary to custom,
this year an extra appearance was
made on a special Finnish relief
program with the band, Crowe add-
ed.
New Technic'
Includes Story
On Curriculum
Magazine On Sale Today
Offers Varied Opinions
Of Leading Executives
Featured in the first issue of the
Michigan Technic on sale today and
tomorrow under the editorship of
George Weesner will be a continua-
tion of the forum discussion on leng-
thening of the engineering curricu-
lum.
Presented are the opinions of pro-
minent engineering executives, edu-
cators and students, including M.
M. Boring of the General Electric
Company; R. J. Rockwell, technical
supervisor of Radio Station WLW;
William O. Hotchkiss, president,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; W.
L. Rodman, dean of engineering,
University of Virginia; F. D. Mc-
Hugh, executive director, Scientific
American, and Henry R. Clauser,
'40E.
Outstanding is the general opinv
ion of practicing engineers and edu-
cators that an extension of the pres-
ent four-year course to five or six
years would be of little benefit to
the majority of engineering students.
Frequently pointed out is the fact
that present curricula offer suffi-
cient general training, and that spe-
cific training is better acquired on
the location of the student's future
position.
Editorially, the new publications
board opens its case with a criticism
of the system of classification now in
use in the engineering college. Point-
ed out are its inefficiencies, together
with suggestions for improvement.

Nazis Guard Stations After Daring Cout
Heavy Attacks Reported In North
(By The Associated Press)
The German army has bisected Norway by establishing control of
railway belting Norway's "waist" from Trondheim on the Atlantic coa
to the Swedish frontier, Swedish dispatches reported early today.
German troops are guarding all stations along the railway to a poir
within a short distance of, the frontier, a correspondent of the Stockhol
newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported from Storlien, just within the borde
The Germans sliced through Norway in an audacious coup in whic
a Nazi-packed troop train rolled past the very muzzles of Norwegian
manned fortress guns, through Norwegian-held territory, railway employ(

- - -
State' Justices
Will Officiate
At Law Finals'
Presentations, Addresses
Scheduled For Annual
Founder's Day Banquet
Justices from the Supreme Courts
of Michigan, Ohio and Illinois will
officiate at the junior Law School
Case Club finals at 2 p.m. Friday, a
part of the 15th annual Founder's
Day program, Prof. Grover C. 'Qris-
more of the Law School said yes-
terday.
The program will begin with a
luncheon at noon Friday in honor
of the visiting judges: The Hon. Wil-
liam L. Hart of the Ohio Supreme,
Court, the Hon. Elwyn R. Shaw of
the Illinois Court, and the Hon. Ed-
ward Sharpe of the Michigan Court,
Professor Grismore said.
Founder's Day is a traditional pro-
gram celebrated in honor of William
W. Cook, whose donations to the
University made possible the Law
Quadrangle and Legal Research'
Building.
High point of the celebration will
be a banquet at 6:30 p.m. Friday at
which Dean E. Blythe Stason will be
toastmaster and Alfred McCormack
of the New York law firm of Gra-
vath, deGersdorff, Swaine and Wood
will be the principle speaker. Regent
Edmuch Shields will give a short
talk at the banquet also and will pre-
sent billets to the graduating seniors
of the Law Club.
Four Law School juniors, Philip
Buchen, John W. Cummiskey, Robert
P. Kneel and Charles D. Johnson will
compete in the Case Club finals for
the Henry M. Campbell Award. These
men were chosen from a group of
juniors in the semi-finals several
weeks ago.
Bruce To Talk Today
Dr. James D. Bruce, chairman of
the University department of post-
graduate education, will speak on
"The Modern Doctor of the Old
School" at 2 p.m. today in the Uni-
versity Hospital Amphitheatre. The
lecture, sponsored by the medical
school, is one in the series of extra-
curricular talks on medicine.

having been led to believe that i
was a Norwegian troop train.
Kongsvinger, in Norway's Swedisi
frontier region, was reported occu
pied after minor street fighting be
tween the invaders and a sma
force of Norwegians left to slow u
the advance. Kongsvinger is abou
50 miles northeast of Oslo.
German Corps Strikes
To the north, a German corp
struck heavily at Norwegian troop
and battled along the railway lin
clear to the Swedish border fror
Narvik, 20 miles away.
The German high command re
pbrted without details that a Brilsl
BULLETIN
STOCKHOLM, April 17. (Wed-
nesday) -(A)- German troops
were reported to have driven
across Norway to the Swedish
border at a second point, east-
ward from Narvik.
- ,
cruiser had been sunk by air bomb
off the Norwegian coast yesterda:
and that a British amphibian "fly
ing battleship" also had been de
stroyed.
Authorized Nazi sources, comment
ing on President Roosevelt's state
ment of last Saturday implying con
demnation of Germany's invasion o
Norway, said:
"In'urging that nobody mix in th
affairs of another country Mr. Roose
velt perhaps unwittingly addresse
himself to the Allies, for it is the
who keep saying Hitlerism must go.
Britain Calls For Recruits
The British stuck to a "hush hush
policy on activities of their expedi
tionary forces to Norway, but 27-year
old Britons were called up for mill
tary service May 5. These and th
25 and 26-year-old classes alread
called will add about 850,00 me
to the Empire's forces, bringing ther
to nearly 2,500,000.
There were reports that Ca adia
troops were among the Allied land
ing forces in Norway.
The Royal Air Force bombed'Gex
man-occupied Stavanger, Norwa
for the seventh time in five days, an
the army was reported preparing I
protect landing forces with powerfi
anti-aircraft guns on the Norwegia
shores.
Rumania Starts War
Preparations In Ports
BUCHAREST, April 16-(P)- Rt
mania moved to put her Black Se
and Danube ports under navy ru
tonight as the first step in an inter
sive program to prepare the natic
for the possibility of war.
With units of the Soviet navy r
ported at Odessa, and Nazi gunboa
ready to dash down the Danube, Ghen
eral Paul Teodorescu, ministera
navy and air, introduced a bill in ti
Rumanian Chamber giving the go
ernment immediate power to tal
"extraordinary military measures"'b
all ports and territorial waters.
At the same time "strategic" fa
tories working for national defen
were ordered to immediately bui
up a 15-day emergency supply
gasoline and fuel oil which may n
be touched unless there is gener
mobilization. The government d
cree also specified that all defen
factories must immediately constru
extensive underground storage tank
British Ambassador Sees
Tighter Pacific Blockade
WASHINGTON, April 16.-(-
tighter British blockade in the Pac
fic--to keep American and other sul
nies frnm reachin- tvrmanob h 1

Spring Parley Opening Friday
To Accent Student Participation'

Internal Labor Politics Menace
Peace In Sweden, Says Schaaf

By WILLIAM B. ELMER
With all the basic plans for the
Spring Parley practically set, there
yet remains the question of just how
to implement the title "Democracy
Through The Students' 'Ayes'," with
student discussion material and ques-
tions. Casual talks with many stu-
dents indicate that there is some
doubt as 'to just what part the aver-
age member of the campus can play
in the Parley, which opens at 3:30
p.m. Friday.
For example, Robert Fowler, '42,
who admitted he had never attended
a Parley. "I wasn't just sure if I
would be welcome-according to the
papers, the Parley is filled with big
names and faculty members-and I
thought I might be out of place."
But' to him Dr. Edward W. Blake-
man, counsellor in religious educa-
ni onAi hia- fra in all Parlevs Pve-

right to get up and criticize, add to
or begin new discussions on any sub-
ject on the floor, Doctor Blakeman
said.
That last question gives rise to yet
another-suppose, as in the case of
John Adams, '40L, lately senior Law
School Case Club adviser, who re-
marked that he "was interested but
had nothing to offer in the way of
discussion." To him Dr. Blakeman
pointed out that it is not necessary
to get up and talk, even if you don't
have stage fright. Some of the best-
informed students in attendance at
the Parleys have simply sat and ab-
sorbed the bickerings of factional
groups-and have probably profited
more by listening than talking.
Jack Thornhill, '40, had the fol-
lowing question: "What is the Par-
ley? I know I am a senior and
shnld have onme intn onntact with

By HOWARD A. GOLDMAN
Strong and well-defined move-
ments in internal politics, as well as
unfortunate geographical location,
are drawing Sweden to a position
closer to war than she has been in
more than a century, Hart Schaaf,
'35, former editorial director of The
Daily, who recently completed a spe-
cial two-year study of Swedish pol-
itics in Sweden said yesterday.
Most important single factor in
recent Swedish politics, he noted,
has been the development of the
labor movement. Sweden has the
greatest percentage of unionized la-
bor of any nation in the world, he
explained, and Swedish governments
are drawn very largely from the
labor classes.
Sweden's labor movement is all
the more significant in the present
war crisis .Srhaf remarked. hecaue

Prime Minister Per Albin Hansson.
It is the growing importance of
the anti-fascist labor movement in
Sweden, however, to which Schaaf
ascribes the increased willingness of
Sweden's populace to give up its
treasured neutrality. The Swedish
people were evenly and dangerously
split on the issue of sending men to
aid Finland, he recalled.
Sweden hasn't come to Norway's
aid already, Schaaf explained, only
because of a strong sentiment for
keeping its traditional neutrality. All
street-cars carry placards admonish-
ing the people to keep calm, he said,
and the "keep out of war" sentiment
is basically similar and at least as
strong as it is in the United States.
If and when Sweden is drawn into
the war, however, Schaaf observed,
there will be much greater popular
desire to fight Germany than there
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