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Friday fair and warmer.




Peace Rally
Preview,.. .



Peace Buttons
Will Be Sold
Today; Rally
Is Tomorrow
Money Gained From Sale
Of Badges To Be Given
To ForeignStudents
Sen. Nye To Speak
At All-Campus Meet
Campus sentiment supporting this
year's Peace Rally to be held at 11
a.m. tomorow on the steps of Hill
Auditorium will reach crescendo pitch
today when representatives of stu-
dent organizations swarm over the
campus to sell buttons bcaring the
Rally slogan, "The Yanks Are Not
All the proceeds of the sale of but-
tons will be turned over to the Inter-
national Center for distribution
among foreign students~ on campus

Backstroker Bill Beebe Chosen
Captain Of Wolverine Natators

Hard Working Merman Is
Favorite Of Teammates;
Starred In Nationals
Long Bill Beebe, a iackstroker whp
made the grade through hard work
and courage alone, was elected by
his teammates to captain the 1941
Wolverine natatorial forces yester-
The 180-pound junior from Wil-
mette, Ill., succeeds Hal Benham as
the honorary leader of the jugger-
naut Michigan squad that rules su-
preme upon the Western Conference,
National Collegiate and National
AAU thrones.
For Beebe, the captaincy brings
to a climax years of effort that were
necessary to keep him in top-notch
swimming competition. Bill was the
kind of performer that didn't find
the going easy. He had to work
for everything he ever got out of the
While only a kid in high school,
Beebe learned the fundamentals of
expert swimming in a Chicago coun-
try club class from one of Matt
Mann's proteges, "Tex" Robertson,
present coach at the University of
And in the same youthful group
with Bill, was another dorsal artist,
a lad named Adolph Kiefer, a husky
competitor who had all the natural
ability in the world, and who imme-
diately threw Beebe in the back-
ground when they started swimming
against each other.
Kiefer, who holds the present
world records in the backstroke
event, and Beebe parted after those
country club days, but unfortunate-
ly for Beebe, both went to high
schools in the same state. ,
For two straight years they
matched strokes in the Illinois in-
terscholastic championships, with
Kiefer carrying off the top honors
on both occasions and Beebe follow-
ing close behind.
From Wilmette, Bill went to Mer-
cersberg Academy, the breeding
place for crack natators, and march-

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Two-. ay Sesion To Open
In Union iTo oroW',
Rutliven To GiVe Talk
State's Comm erce
Opening Subject
More than 50 delegates to a Con-
ference of Trade and Commercial
Secretaries will convene in the Union
tomorrow and Saturday to hear au-
thoritative analyses of such national
problems as trade barriers and state
and federal labor legislation.
The morning session assembling at
10 a.m. tomorrow, will hear the whys
and wherefores of interstate trade
barriers and Michigan's stake in in-
terstate commerce discussed by Paul
T. Truitt, representative of the U.S.
Department of Commerce and two
memberds of the faculty in the School
of Business Administration, Profes-
sor of Marketing E. H. Gault and
Professor of Business Law E. S. Wol-
President Alexander G. Ruthven
will address the delegates at a 12:15
luncheon at which Mr. Ira M. Smith,
registrar of the University and presi-
dent of the Ann Arbor Chamber of
Commerce, will preside.
State labor legislation will con-
cern the delegates in the afternoon
session. "Activities of the state medi-
ation board," and "Retail Merchant
Labor Problems" will be discussed.
Prof. James K. Pollock of the
political science department will be
the featured speaker at a dinner at
6:30 p.m. at which representatives
of the conference's sponsoring organ-
izations-the Ann Arbor Chamber of
Commerce, the business administra-
tion school and Extension Service will
The conference will continue at 10
a.m. Saturday with a discussion of
federal labor legislation. The Wag-
ner Act will be discussed. Conclud-
ing session of the Conference will
be a luncheon at which Prof. John
L. Brumm will speak on organiza-
ion and publicity problems.
Student Senate
titons Called

To Talk Here

Hull Warns Japan
To Respect Dutch
Position In Orient

Names, posts and times of stu-
dents selling peace rally buttons
appear on page 8. Students sched-
uled for 9 a.m. can pick up but-
tons and collection boxes at the
Student Publications Building on
Maynard Street. Others report
directly to their posts.
who have lost practically all means
of continuing their educations here
because war in their native coun-
tries has cut off their income.
Sale Begins At 9 A.M.
Sale of the buttons will begin at
9 a.m. and will continue into the
The button sale is being held in
conjunction with the all-campus
Peace Rally which will be led by
North Dakota's fighting Sen. Gerald
P. Nye who will deliver the main
address. The Peace Council which
consists of 15 student groups is spon-
soring both the sale of buttons for
foreign student relief and the Rally
to manifest the opposition of students
toward becoming involved in either
of the two wars now raging in Eur-
ope and Asia.
North University Ave. in front of
Hill Auditorium will be roped off to
accommodate the crowd attending
the Rally. Photographers from "Life"
magazine will take pictures of the
Rally for a special feature, the
Peace Council was informed yester-
Senator Nye is best known for
the long fight he has made on war
profiteering and the bitter struggle
he only recently carried on against
repeal of the arms embargo. A con-
firmed isolationist, he was one of
the President's bitterest opponents
on foreign policy. His investigations
of the munitions industry are inter-
nationally famed.
Policy Unneutral
Senator Nye has said repeatedly
that our present policy has been un-
neutral and that if we continue to
help one side economically and mor-
ally we may soon find ourselves in
the European war. While this coun-
try condemns barbarism, it continues
to help in the carnage, according to
the veteran Republican.
He holds that we should maintain
our isolationist position no matter
what color the war should take on,
that it is wrong to spend billions on
war materials while relief is cur-
tailed, and that the last war should
have taught us the uselessness of at-
tempting to bolster our economy with
war profits.
The Rally will open with the play-
ing of "Ballad for Americans," and
Carl Petersen, '40, chairman of the
Peace Council, will deliver the open-
ing address. A war veteran will
speak in "Johnny Got His Gun."
Senator Nye will then deliver the;
principal address.
Patterson Gives
Lecture On Great
French Classicist
Much of Francois de Malherbe's
work may still be regarded as a mas-
terpiece of clarity, precision, and;
vigor of French classicism, Prof.
Warner F. Patterson of the romance
languages department adjudged in1
his French lecture under the auspices;
of Le Cercle Francais here yester-t

ed off with the National Prep School
backstroke crown during his stay
Next stop on the Beebe itinerary
was the Matt Mann workshop in
(Continued on Page 3)
Drama Group
Enlarges List
Of Guest Stars


And Holland1

* * *
Newman Clubs
To Hold Re ion
Meeting Here
Three-Day Parley Begins
Tomorrow; Well-Known
Catholics To Give Talks
Michigan Catholic students today
prepared for one of the big events
in their school year-the opening
on Friday of the 14th annual con-
vention of the Ohio Valley Province
of Newman Clubs, which will bring
to Ann Arbor 250 college men and
women from four states.
The conference will open Friday
night and will continue through
Sunday morning. Delegates will
come from 45 Newman clubs in Ohio,
Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan.
Distinguished Catholic speakers
from the State of Michigan and
from Washington, D.C., will give ad-
dresses during the three-day pro-
gram. Secretary of State Harry F.
Kelly will speak at Communion
Breakfast Sunday morning in the
concluding address of the conven-
University Newman club mem-
bers-who will be host to the con-
vention-have announced that the
opening feature of the convention
will be a reception on Friday eve-
ning, with a dance in the newly
decorated Michigan students' chap-
el. At this time a dating bureau
will attempt to make the evening
more sociable for visitors from dif-
ferent parts of the Mid-west.
On Saturday the first official
event will be a, series of roundtable
discussions in the morning followed
by a luncheon at the League, to be
attended by visiting delegates and
by members of the University New-
man Club. After the luncheon a
meeting will be held in the Rackham
Building, with Miss Agnes Reagan,
national corresponding secretary of
the National Catholic Welfare Asso-
ciation, of Washington, D.C., as
guest speaker. Miss Reagan is a
national honorary member of Theta
Phi Alpha, sorority for Catholic wo-
men, and is a prominent member1
of Catholic Youth counsel groups.
One of the outstanding speakers
on Saturday morning will be Rich-
ard Deverall, of Detroit, editor of
(Continued on Page 2)

Male Singers
Present Spring
Concert Today
Resplendent in full soup-and-fish
and presenting their most impres-
sive mein, the Varsity Men's Glee
Club will sing their best in the an-
nual spring concert at 8:15 p.m. to-
day in Hill Auditorium.
The spring concert, a traditional
event, ordinarily represents the only
time the club appears in a formal
all campus concert. Exception was
made this year, however, when the
group sang in a special Finnish Re-
lief program several weeks ago.
Committee chairmen for the con-
cert were announced as: Ralph Pe-
terson, '41A, auditorium; Colvin Gib-
son, '40, programs; Murray Massin,
'40, posters, and Janes Crowe, '42,
publicity. Ushers for the program
will consist of presidents of various
sororities, Crowe said.
The program will be directed by
Prof. David Mattern of the music
school, and will consist principally
of the repertoire of the club's re-
cently completed spring trip.
Enoineers Plan
Banquet; -New
Dean To Tall.
Crawford Will Make First
Appearance On Campus
In All-School 'Program
Dean Ivan C. Crawford, newly ap-
pointed dean of the engineering col-
lege, will be the featured speaker at
the 1940 All-Engineering Banquet,
Thursday, April 25, in the Union Ball-
room, J. Anderson Ashburn, '40E,
chairman and toastmaster announced
Dean Crawford's acceptance of the
invitation was confirmed in a tele-
gram received by The Technic. The
banquet will mark his first public
appearance of the newly selected en-
gineering college dean on the Cam-
Other speakers at the banquet, in-
cluding a tentative list of engineer-
ing executives, will be announced
Sponsored cooperatively by all or-
ganizations in the engineering col-
lege, the banquet will be featured
this year in place of the traditional
Engineering Open House as the spring
all-engineering function.
The purpose of the banquet, as set
forth by Ashburn, is to assemble a
large portion of the engineering stu-
dents in order to sponsor a greater
feeling of fellowship among students
and between students and faculty.

Great Britain's Sea Power
Fights Nazi Air Might
In NorwayCampaign
Balkan Countries
Improve Defenses
(By the Associated Press )
The United States took a firm
and unexpected stand in the Pa-
cific last (Wednesday) night, call-
ing on all nations, particularly
Japan, to preserve the status quo
of the Netherlands East Indies, no
matter what happens to Holland.
The warning, made in a formal
statement by Secretary of State
Cordell Hull, had a direct bearing
on the European conflict. Both Ger-
VIK, Norway.-(via Gellivare,
Sweden)-April 18. -(P)-- Bri-
tish marines, fighting alongside
their Norwegian Allies, have oc-
cupied Narvik, the northern ore
port, and a surrounding area,
and the Germans are retreating
to the south.
many and the British-French Allies
have accused one another of designs
on the neutrality of the Netherlands
in order to get at one another.
At Shanghai authorities of the
British, French and American fleets
took a grave view of the situation
in the Pacific, declaring that in the
event Germany invaded the Nether-
lands there was a "serious possibil-
ity" of a Japanese attempt to seize
the Dutch East IIndies.
Throughout the Far East British
and French forces were preparing
for trouble.
Europe's war swirled with new
fury around Norway Thursday and
aroused new, trouble-laden question
marks in Italy and the Balkans.
In the north it was a contest,
still, between the naval might of
Great Britain and the air power of
Germany. The British strove to
control the sea lanes over which
Allied men and materials must move
into Norway; German legions, al-
ready established in southern Nor-
way, consolidated their positions
and strengthened their defenses for
whatever the Allies might send.
The Balkan countries, ever more
nervous, set about strengthening
their defenses in case the war moves
in their direction and took measures
to stop Nazi influences within their

Pirnie To Give
Lecture Today
Head Of Kellogg Sanctuary
Will Speak On Birds
Dr. Miles D. Pirnie, noted orni-
thologist, will talk on "Birds of Sanc-
tuary and Wilderness" in a Universi-
ty lecture sponsored by the geog-
raphy department at 4:15 p.m. today
in the Amphitheatre of the Rack-
ham Building.
Dr. Pirnie is Director of the W. K.
Kellogg Bird Sanctuary at Battle
Creek and a member of the Michi-
gan State College faculty.
Prof. Kenneth C. McMurry of the
geography department, in evaluat-
ing, in an interview yesterday, Dr.
Pirnie's accomplishments said: "He
represents one of the early men
brought here to the State of Michi-
gan in an attempt to apply scienti-
fic methods to a study of wild life.
He has been highly successful and
has seen his work amplified and in-
Dr. Pirnie 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 De-

Signed To Appear Here
During Season Program
The roster of names on the list
of actors and actresses who will ap-
pear during the 1940 Ann Arbor
Dramatic Season assumed new lus-
ter yesterday with the announce-
ment that Herbert Hudley, Joseph.
Holland and Helen Trenholme have
been engaged for the season.
Stars who have already been sign-
ed include: Madge Evans, Ruth
Chatterton, Diana Barrymore, Barry
Thompson, Mady Christians, Hiram
Sherman and Whitford Kane.
Rudley will play the same role
here that he played this season in
the New York production of cJidnoy
Kingsley's "The World We Ma..e."
Two other actors who will repcat
their Broadway performances here
are character actors Tito Vuolo and
Kasia Orzazewski, who will take the
Italian and Polish characterizations.
Holland, who will appear in
Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale,"
received inadvertent publicity re-
cently when, playing Julius Caesar
in the Orson Welles production, he
was actually stabbed by mistake.
In addition to Miss Trenholme, who
has had a brilliant theatrical career,
the casts for the five plays of the
Season, beginning May 13, include:
Grace Mills, Esther Mitchell, Rich-
ard Temple, Frederica Going, Horace
McNaly, Guy Kingsley and J. P.
Wilson. Others will be announced


Two Days
Qualify For


Founder's Day Program Planned:
State Labor Law To Be Debated
In Case Club Finals Tomorrow

Only two days remain for the fil-
ing of petitions for the Student Sen-
ate's fifth semi-annual election, April
2, Stuart Knox, '40, and Norman
Schorr, '40, directors of elections,
warned yesterday.
Petitions, accompanied by eligibil-
ity cards and the usual 50 cent regis-
tration fee, may be filed between 4
and 6 p.m. today and tomorrow in
Room 302 Union, the directors said.
It is tothe candidate's advantage to
file early, the directors explained,
inasmuch as names will appear on
the ballots in the order of registra-
Sixteen positions are open for elec-
tion in the Senate, and the first 10
selected in the Hare system of pro-
portional representation will auto-
matically be declared elected for a
three-semester term. The remaining
six are to serve for but one semester.
This arrangement is necessitated be-
cause of recent changes in the Sen-
ate's by-laws which make that body
a 30 member rather than a 32 mem-
ber organization.
Brazil Is Called
Self - Sufficient
fyir. Del gado
Brazil is a nation almost entirely
economically self-sufficient today as
a result of development shown nec-
essary by the first World War, Dr.
Carlos Delgado de Carvalho, Brazil-
ian geographer and sociologist, told
more than 100 people yesterday after-
noon in the Rackham Amphitheatre.
Dr. Delgado's lecture, entitled "An
Outline of the Human Geography of
Brazil," was the second in a series
of five on present-day Brazil he

Current interest in the spreading
adoption by the several states of la-
bor laws modeled after the National
Labor Relations Act and the Norris-
LaGuardia Act prompted the sen-
ior advisers of the Law School Case
Club to choose a state labor case
for the Junior Case Club finals at
2 p.m. tomorrow in Hutchins Hall,
which argument is part of the 15th
annual Founder's Day program,
John Adams, '40L, sai, yesterday.
Four juniors in the Law School,-
Philip W. Buchen, John W. Cum-
miskey, Robert P. Kneeland and
Charles D. Johnson, will compete in
the finals which will be judged by
justices from the Supreme Courts
of Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, ac-
nynrdin o rof r nve ,_ e rismor

after the election, the defendant or
minority union began picketing in
an attempt to gain members and
to secure bargaining rights.
Employes remained at work, other
than those members of the defen-
dant union, Johnson said. An inter-
esting, if weightless bit of informa-
tion, he pointed out, was that pat-
rons of the place of business com-
plained that their automobiles had
been damaged by "persons un-
known." The employer, Johnson ex-
plained, charged that his business
had fallen off 25 percent as a result
of the strike.
According to Johnson, the main
point at issue is whether the anti-
injunction law of the state is qual-
ified by the state labor relations
act. The judges hearing the case
n r~n XXM~nm T-T 4- - +.,

Professor Discusses Norse Invasion:
International Law Repudiated
By Germans, Preuss Declares
Commenting that the whole sys- or if they are contraband. There-
tem of international law for the 1 fore, the British action violated in-
protection of neutrals has broken ternational law, but was legalized
down, Prof. Lawrence Preuss of the as a reprisal for illegal indiscrim-
political science department pre- inate sowing of mines by Germany.)
dicted yesterday in an interview that Such seizures, however, vitally af-
history will assign the entire blame fect neutrals.
for the invasion of Norway according "Herein lies a fundamental dif-
to moral, not legal, standards. ference between British and neutral
What facts we know, moreover, attitudes toward reprisals. London
he continued, would seem to saddle has held that reprisals are legal
the guilt on Berlin. He justified even though the damage affects
this statement in the following de- neutrals, provided that no such dam-
tailed explanation: age is intended and that it is not
"All previous events in this war of an unreasonable nature. Nor-
have been leading to such a big way, on the other hand, contends
step. As in the last war, illegal acts that no reprisal can be justified if
committed by one belligerent have it injures the rights of a neutral.
led to reprisals on the part of the "If the British have a sound case,
other, but-in any case-the facts their mining of Norwegian waters
on which these reprisals have been is justified as a reprisal against re-
based are always in dispute. peated violations of Norwegian wa-
"For example, the British de- ters by Germany. If Norway is right,
nounce German submarines for at- the British action is illegal.
tacking merchant vessels without "However, although the City of
warning; the German counter with Flint case showed that Norway was
the argument that these measures sincere in trying to maintain her
are necessitated because British neutrality, the Altmark incident re-
mn ~n~ incclcam ~mrl n ivncrn lrl Vi + f n n-I__ti-+

Perspectives Deadline
Set One Week Ahead
Deciding yesterday that they could
not expect campus writers to write
for both the Hopwoods and Per-
spectives, the editors of the literary
magazine pushed their deadline, orig-
inally set for today, a week ahead to
next Thursday.
The editors stressed that submis-
sion of material to Perspectives does
not disqualify it for the Hopwood
awards. Short stories, short plays,
poetry and essays may be left in the
English or engineering English offices
or at the Student Publications Build-
Koo To Speak
Here On China
Talk Will Head Local Drive
For Far East Relief
Dr. T. Z. Koo, internationally
known lecturer and secretary of the
World Student Christian Federation,
will speak in behalf of the student
relief in the Far East at 8 p.m. Mon-
day in the Rackham Lecture Hall,
headlining the local drive to raise
funds for students now destitute be-
cause of the war in China.
Slated to speak on "Progress in
Free China," Dr. Koo is well-known
in Ann Ahr , hnvin. emer, r

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