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Fair today;
tomorrow mostly cloudy.


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In China .:.




Spring Parley
To Summarize
Work In Final
Session Today
War, Student Government,
Democracy Are Treated
In Second-Day Sessions
Resolution Attacks
Racial Prejudices
Summaries of the four panels of
the Spring Parley, begun Friday and
continued yesterday, will be present-
ed at a general session at 3 p.m. today
in the Union Ballroom.
Results of the panels: "The World
Scene; Chaos or Cosmos?" was led
repeatedly into the discussion of the
United States' chances of being
drawn into the present war, and pos-
sible solutions of a democratic na-
ture which might avert the trend.
General agreement was that a new
system of prohibiting future wars
must be organized.
Democracy Limited
In the afternoon session of the pan-
el on "American Democracy: Now
or Never?" it was generally agreed
that a certain degree of democracy
exists in the United States, but it
was claimed that it is very limited
by economic autocracy and pressure
The meeting was concluded on the
note that recognition by democracy
of the dignity and worthiness of each
individual was the essential value of
the democratic system.
The evening session of this panel
considered the problem of repairing
the present American economy to ex-
pand and produce for the benefit of
the people.
The final resolution originated in
the student bloc and carried by a
small plurality was Resolved: That
the current American Youth Act
should be endorsed by this panel.
Negro Discrimination
A resolution passed in the afternoon
session of the Campus Community
panel stated: "It has been asserted
that the Board in Control of Athletics
is responsible for discriminating prac-
tices in sports as far as Negroes are
In the evening session, discussion
centered around the problem of anti-
Jewish and anti-Negro feeling on
campus. Opinions were expressed that
Greek letter organizations tended to
foster prejudices even among those
who had no such feelings before com-
ing to the University.
At the panel on "University Train-
ing" an extended system of student
government, a series of projects con-
ducted by the social science faculties
inquiring into practical methods of
realizing our democratic responsibili-
ties in college, and an extenson of the
honors program were suggested as
topics for consideration.
Coal Engineers
To Hold Annual
Conclave Here
Industrial And Academic
Leaders To Hold Parley
On Industrial Problems
Industrial and academic leaders in

the study of coal utilization will dis-
cuss mutual problems tomorrow at
the Union when the Twenty-fifth
Fuel Engineering Conference of Ap-
palachian Coals Inc. meets here joint-
ly with the Fourth Annual Coal Util-
ization Institute sponsored by the de-
partment of mechanical engineering.
Engineers interested in various
phases of coal power production and
consumption will convene here for an
intensified one-day session, headed
by J. E. Tobey, manager of the Fuel
Engineering division of Appalachian
Coals, and terminated with a ban-
quet at 6:30 p.m. at the Union at
which Prof. R. S. Hawley of the
mechanical engineering department
will serve as toastmaster.
Conference speakers from the Uni-
versity will include Prof. R. C. Por-
ter of the mechanical engineering de-
partment, speaking on "The Design
of Small Industrial Coal-Burning
H anfler Is President
Of Sigma Delta Chi I

War Summary
From World Capitals
On April 20
(By the Associated Pres )
ian army reported early today
(Sunday) from "somewhere in
Norway" that British troopsrhad
penetrated to eastern Norway
and had taken up the battle
against the German invaders.
* * 4:
BERLIN-Germany declares
air squadron attacked British
landing operation in Norwegian
fjord, sinking cruiser, wrecking
big transport, "effectively" at-
tacking landed troops; Reich heils
Hitler on 51si birthday.
LONDQN-Reporting success-
ful operations on land and sea
and in air, Britain declares huge
Allied force sent to Norway with-
out loss of single life, two mer-
chant ships lost, two German
transports torpedoed
* * :
PARIS-Reynaud government
seeks "Mediterranean entente" in
appeasement move toward Italy;
French troops reported operating
in Norway; fierce air fights re-
sumed on Western Front.
BUCHAREST-Rumania gets
promise of German munitions
and warplanes, gives Germany
commercial concessions.



New man Clubs
Hear Babcock
Open, Sessio


Archbishop Mooney Talks
Today; Ohio Selected
For 1941 Convention
Newman Club members from four
states, gathered here for their 14th
annual convention yesterday, were
charged with the responsibility of
furnishing a war-torn world with
spiritual wisdom and leadership.
John Babcock, state deputy of the
Knights of Columbus and keynoting
speaker of the convention, told the'
Catholic college students that their
most solemn duty is "to see yourselves
as a means of radiating Christian
culture throughout all the world."
"Whether you become captain of
industry or not," he declared, "mat-
ters not as long as you are captain
of your soul." Other speakers, tak-
ing the conference platform during
the day, repeated the declaration that
the world today is starving for a
spiritualistic rebirth.
Today the convention will hear
Archbishop Edward Mooney, of De-
troit; the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Michael J.
Ready, of Washington, D.C., Presi-
dent Ruthven, and secretary of state
Harry Kelly.
Ohio State University, at Colum-
bus, was selected as the site of the
1941 convention, and Father Clair
Berry of Ann Arbor was selected pro-
vincial chaplain.
Life without religion was blamed
by Miss Agnes Reagan, executive
scretary of the National Catholic
Welfare Conference, for the crisis
which is facing the world today. "Re-
ligion is definitely a basis for the
everyday performances of life," she
said, "and our crisis today is the re-
sult of an attempt to combine a
material organization of the world
without spiritual values."
* * *
Even religious conferences must
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Will Feature
800 Outstanding Students
To Be Given Recognition
At HonorsParley Friday
Reeves To Preside;
Rutiven To Speak
Dr. Francis P. Gaines, president of
Washington and Lee University, will
be the principal speaker at the 17th
annual Honors Convocation to be
held at 11 a.m. Friday in Hill Audi-
torium at which approximately 800
students who have gained special
distinction in 1939-40 will be honored.
Prof. Jesse S. Reeves of the poli-
tical science department, will be act-
ing-chairman in place of Dean Joseph
E. Bursley, who is on leave-of-ab-
sence. President Alexander G. Ruth-
ven will greet the students, their
guests and members of the School-
masters Club of Michigan which is in-
cluding the Convocation on its regu-
lar program. Music during the cere-
monies will be provided on the audi-
torium organ by Dr. Palmer Chris-
tian, University organist.
The Convocation honors seniors
with a "B" average in the upper 10
per cent of their class; freshmen,
sophomores and juniors who have
maintained a half "A", half "B" aver-
age; recipients of graduate fellow-
ships and scholarships; graduate stu-
dents elected to honor societies; and
recipients of special prizes, such as
Hopwood awards and special scholar-
ships. Invitations which enable those
selected and their parents to sit in a
special section of the Auditorium have
been sent out.
Dr. Gaines succeeded to the presi-
dency of Washington and Lee in 1930,
and has been given honorary degrees
by several colleges and universities.
He has been president of the Co-
operative Educational Association of
Virginia in 1932-33, and is a trustee
for the Carnegie Endowment for In-
ternational Peace.
Golfers Crush
Spartanis, 15-3
Emery Captures Medalist
Honors With 73
After losing all four of their
matches played against State in the
past two years, Michigan's golf team
finally turned the tide over the
wind-swept fairways of the Univer-
sity course yesterday afternoon, and
overwhelmed the Spartans from East
Lansing, 15-3.
The Wolverines had little trouble
with the Michigan State team, tying
only one match and winning the
others. The greatest opposition
came from a stiff north wind that
played havoc with almost every shot,
and left the players so cold that
accuracy around the green was vir-
tually impossible.
But the cold wind didn't trouble
Jack Emery,. who, playing in the
number two spot for Michigan,
swept all three points from his oppo-
nent and copped medal honors with
a sparkling 73. His game through-
out the entire round was consistent,
and he mixed long drives with ac-
curate iron shots in carding a par
Continued on Page 3)

Fetish Made
Of Education,
Mitchell Says
More Than 1,000 Parents,
Teachers And Students
Attend One-Day Parley
Program Features
Lectures, Exhibits
Requiring only class attendance
without regard for living conditions
of the student, the public schools
have made a fetish ofbeducation
during the past decade, Dr. Morris
Mitchell emphasized to more than
1,000 teachers, parents and educa-
tion students attending the annual
state convention of the Association
for Childhood Education here yes-
Connected with the federal reset-
tlement programs of the South and
work camps, Dr. Mitchell cited ex-
amples of children who went to
school from their impoverished
homes in spite of hunger, cold and
dire want. Such conditions are the
reflection of economic vicissitudes
which will shape future education,
he commented.
New Trends Seen
Similar to the disappearance of
the Latin grammar schools and
small academies, the speaker pre-
dicted that the public school system
in its present form will give way to
new trends in line with economic
developments. Educators must an-
ticipate this change and be prepared
for it, he stressed.
Mrs. Doris D. Klaussen of Battle
Creek, president of the organization,
outlined the growth of the branch
of the Michigan Educational Asso-
ciation from 50 to 2,000 in
the past 10 years, comprising a ma-
jority of elementary teachers.
Films Are Shown
Under the direction of Dr. Charles
Fisher of the University Extension
Service movies were show of elemen-
tary schools in action and films for
use in the classroom. In the foyer
of the Rackham Building Miss Frie-
da Pepper of the Children's Art Cen-
ter of Detroit exhib.ited children's
creative art. Children's books were
displayed by Miss Edith Thomas of
the University Library Extension
Visiting Perry, Angell and the Uni-
versity Elementary schools, members
of the conference viewed displays
of curriculum materials. Local edu-
cators explained the current projects
carried out in these schools.
42 Candidates
Enter Student
Senate Race
The official list of candidates for
the Student Senate elections next
Friday, is as follows as announced
yesterday by the directors of elec-
tions, Norman Schorr, '40, and Stu-
art Knox, '40.
Erwin Bowers, '41, Neutrality-
Progressive; Arthur J. Volz, Jr., '43,
Independent Nationalist; Robert
Lewis, '42; Helen Corman, '41, In-
dependent Liberal; Bruce Randall,
'40, Independent Progressive; Mi-
chael Rodnick, '41, Independent
Progressive; George F. Shepard, '41;
Nick P. Chapekis, '42, Liberal.
Michigan party: H. William Er-
win, '42; Charles M. Boynton, '42;

Samuel B. Russell, '42; Robert
Krause, '42; John McCune, '41; Rob-
ert Titus, '42; William C.'Langford,
'42; William Comstock, '42; Robert
Wallace, '42; Lee Perry, '41; Wil-
liam L. Hurly, '42; Richard H. Mar-
tin, '41; John A. Rookus, '42; Pat
Hoeper, '42; Robert S. Reed, '42;
Bill Sessions, '41; Pat Lillie, '41.
Robert J. Levine, '41, Pool Room
Progressive; Chester Sikawatt, '41,
Pool Room Progressive; Erwin Hein-
inger, '43, Conservative Nationalist;
John W. Middleton, '43, Conservative
Nationalist; Harvey Goodman, '42,
American Student Union; Jane
Sapp, '41; William Carruthers, '42,
Michigan Progressive; John S. Al-
drich. '43, Dormitory; E. William
Muehl, '41, Progressive.
Yale Forman, '42, Independent
Cooperative; Charles D. Fiske, '43,
Conservative Liberal; James F. Ross-
man, '42; Philip Cummins, '40,
Young Communist League; Gerald
Nitzberg, Grad., New America; Al-
lan Axelrod, '43, Dormitory; Sara
Jeanne Hauke, '42, All-Campus; Al-
lan T. Rickett, '41 Al1-Camnns

Thinclads Assure Victory
By Gaining First In Mile;
Chalk Up_812/3 Points
Culver Helps Team
Cop Sprint Medley
(Special to the Daily)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., April 20--
The characteristic balance of the
Michigan track team piled up suf-
ficient second and third places to
add to its five firsts to enable the
thinclads to take first place in the
quadrangular Indiana Relays held
here this afternoon.
Michigan rolled up 81 2/3 points
to win, with Indiana second with
70 1/10, Notre Dame third with
49 5/6, and Illinois fourth with
28 2/5 points. The Wolverines took
the lead in the meet when they
swept through to a victory in the
mile team race, and held it through-
out the rest of the events.
Poor weather conditions had left
the Indiana outdoor track so soft
that it was found necessary to move
the meet, except for the discus and
javelin events, indoors to the In-
diana Field House. Several events
were juggled to fit them to indoor
The Wolverines' star performers
were their junior high-jump ace,
Don Canham; George Ostroot, bril-
liant sophomore weight star; pole-
vaulters Charlie Decker and Dave
Cushing; and the four-mile and
sprint medley relays teams who ac-
counted for all of the first places
gathered by the Michigan team.
Michigan's sprint medley team of
Jim Rae, Al Smith, Carl Culver 4nd
Dye Hogan came through with a
nairrow victory on the basis of a
brilliant anchor leg by Hogan who
nipped Indiana's sensational soph-
omore, Campbell Kane, at the tape
(Continued on Page 3)
Delgado To Speak
On Race Problems
Race mixture problems and ac-
climatization of whites in Brazil will
be discussed by Dr. Carlos Delgado de
Carvalho, noted Brazilian geographer
andc sociologist, in the third of his
series of six lectures here,dat 415
p.m. Tuesday, in the Amphitheatre
of the Rackham Building.
Doctor Delgado, accredited Visit-
ing Carnegie Professor under the Car-
negie Endowment for International
Peace, has lectured already on the
geography and the economic history
of Brazil. In future lectures he will
consider trends in education, and
the immigration problem in that
country, and will conclude with a talk
on "The New Brazilian State."
Roosevelt Scores Critics
WARM SPRINGS, Ga., April 20.-
(P)-President Roosevelt urged again
tonight that his own party choose a
"liberal pair of candidates" and at
the same time waded into the Repub-
lican opposition for "seeking to fright-
en the country" by declaring the pres-
ent administration "is deliberately
trying to put this nation into war.''

Varsity's Mistakes Help
Badger Nine Win, 5-3;



Take Relays

. . . runs, jumps well,
Koo To Speak
For Chinese
Relief Fund
SRA To Sponsor Lecture
Tomorrow; Production
Of OperaIs Scheduled
Climax of the campus drive to
raise funds for the aid of Chinese
students will come at 8 p.m. tomor-
row in the Rackham Lecture Hall
where Dr. T. Z. Koo, noted inter-1
national lecturer and secretary of
the World Student Christian Fed-
eration, is scheduled to present his
lecture on progress in China.
The lecture is sponsored by the
Student Religious Association, and
tickets are priced at 25 cents each.
All money raised will be sent to the
Far Eastern Student Service Fund,
agency designed to provide relief
for Chinese students whose educa-
tions are in danger of being abrupt-
ly stopped because of the Japanese
Second high point of the Chinese
relief campaign here will come May
5 and 6 when Chinese students in
the University present their Chinese
Concert and Opera.
For the purpose of furnishing Chi-
na with medical aid, Chinese stu-
dents will present a program headed
by famed Prof. Chung-Loh Wei, who
will present a concert, playing sev-
eral different instruments of Chi-
nese origin. Also on the program
will be a Chinese fashion parade,
showing the oldest and latest styles
in oriental garb.

Helps Win Medley

Sloppy Base Work Loses
Michigan's First Inning
Three Run Advantage
Dobson Is Relieved
Ini Fourth Frame
A decided proclivity toward running
bases at the wrong time and a dis-
inclination toward running them at
the right times cost Michigan a ball
game yesterday afternoon as it
dropped its first 'Conference game,
5-3, to Wisconsin at Ferry Field. The
varsity slipped to a .500 percentage as
a result of the defeat.
The Wolverines jumped off to a
three run lead in the first inning and
appeared to have Badger hurler
Johnny Saxer well on the "road to
ruin" until sloppy work on the bases
lent a helping hand to the reeling
Badger hurler. And after that the
Wolverines were unable to collect an-
other run.
Dobson Is Relieved
In the meantime the persistent
invaders were pecking away at Russ
Dobson and finally, at one and the
same time in the fourth inning, they
overtook the Wolverines and sent
Dobson to the mythical showers. They
picked up single tallies in the second
and third innings, two in the fourth
and added another in the ninth for
good luck.
Michigan got off to a flying start
in the very first inning when Capt.
Charley Pink drew a walk. Don Hol-
man sacrificedhim to second and he
continued to third a moment later
on a passed ball. Saxer still had
trpuble settling down and handed
Mike Sofiak a free ticket to first base,
and the little Wolverine shortstop
was so pleased with this generosity
that he stole second a -minute later.
Steppon Triples
It all proved to be unnecessary ex-
ercise as Willie Steppon poled a long
triple to center to score both his
mates. This helped Saxer's frayed
nerves not a whit and he proceeded
to hit Freddie Trosko on the shoulder
with his fast bal. Then Frances
Chamberlain cracked a skimmer to
right, Steppon scoring and Trosko
scampering around to third. It
looked like an early end for Saxer
but Chamberlain, undecided as to
whether or not he had hit a double or
a single, was trapped between first
and second. Trosko tried to break
for the plate to help him out and
was caught. So instead of one out.
and men on first and third, there
were two gone and a man on first.
George Ruehle ended the inning by
forcing Chamberlain at second.
The Badgers got one of those runs
(continued on Page 3)
Train Wreck's
Rescue Crew
Pushes Work
Death Toll Mounts To 25
After Limited Crashes
In Central New York

Sink Announces Program Change:
Basso Kipnis To Replace Tibbett
In May Festival Performance

Fifty Schools Submit Data On Placement;
Educators Say 1940 Graduates
Have Better Chance For Jobs

Alexander Kipnis, distinguished
Russian-American basso whom critics
have likened to the late Feodor
Chaliapin, has been signed to sing the
opening program May 8 of the an-
nual four-day May Festival, replac-
ing Lawrence Tibbett, baritone, who
was forced to cancel his engagement
because of a tonsil ailment, it was
announced yesterday by Dr. Charles
A. Sink, president of the University
Musical Society.
Final negotiations for Kipnis' ap-
pearance were completed early yes-
terday morning after Dr. Sink had
received a wire from Tibbett's man-
agers informing him that the bari-
tone was taking a three-weeks' vaca-
tion on doctors' orders. With the co-
operation of Dr. Eugene Ormandy,

Next June's Michigan graduates
will have a far better chance to land
jobs than those of last year, although
1939's placements were better than
average, Dr. T. Luther Purdom, di-
rector of the Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Informa-
tion,stated in a report for a survey
by the Associated Press.
More than 50 schools of higher
learning situated in all sections of
the nation contributed data. Their
spokesmen were almost unanimous
in the opinion that the gap between
academic assembly lines and jobs is
going to be shorter-and smoother-
than it was a year ago. Their re-
ports ranged from better prospects

actual placement of seniors is about
the same. I have a feeling--not yet
strongly confirmed-that the aver-
age senior with no special training
twill have a harder time getting
placed than he did last year."
Most of the other placement offi-
cials, however, were highly hopeful.
Dwight F. Bracken, director of Ford-
ham University's placement service,
"The attitude of recruiting officers
and the number of them contacting
us for personnel indicates that em-
ployment will be 10 to 15 percent
over what it was a year ago. This
may be due not only to general
business conditions but to the fact
that we have been actively in touch

, LITTLE FALLS, N.Y., April 20.-
(P)-Rescue workers pried tonight in-
to tons of twisted sleet-covered steel,
once the New York Central's proud
Lake Shore Limited, seeking possible
additions to a known wreck death
toll of 25 persons.
Traveling 59 miles an hour, the New
York-Chicago passenger train last
night jumped the track at a 6-degree
curve, the most abrupt on the system,
and crashed with terrific and death-
dealing force into a massive stone em-
Three hundred passengers, most of
whom were asleep in pullmans on
the 16-car train, werke hurled from
their beds into an inferno of shrieks,
hissing steam and the groans of the
So badly mangled were the victims
that only 18 had been identified, one
tentatively, as dusk fell over this pic-


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