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VOL. L. No. 148






Elect forsythe
'Head As 3,200
Attend Parleys
Education Magazine Head
Says That Schools Must
Meet Students' Needs
Work On Paralysis
-Described By Peet
Attending what is considered their
most successful meeting to date, more
than 3,200 teacher-delegates repre-
sentative of 20 organizations, poured
into Ann Arbor yesterday for the
first sessions in the action-filled pro-
gram of the two-day 54th Annual
Meeting -,f the Michigan School-
masters' Club.
Today's session features a general
conference at 9:30 a.m. in the Rack-
ham Building. The- theme of this
session is "Activities and Innovations
in Secondary Education."
The session will take the form of
six conferences erroneously an-
nounced as occurring yesterday. These
are "A Roundtabl Exposition of the
Curriculum of the Edison Institute
Schools" in the Amphitheatre; "The
Presentation of Visual and Radio
Education Teachidg Aids" in the Lec-
ture Hall, and "Visual Aids for the
Classroom" in Room 3515.
English Program Discussed
Other coer nces are on "The En-
richmeit of the English Program" in
the Men's Lounge; "Consumer Sci-
ence" in the West Conference Room,
and "Youth refl Youth Their Story"
in the West Lecture Room.
While awaiting the first meeting
today, th f2OO, 1,800 more than
were expected, looked back on a day
overflowing with accomplishment.
In the MeY-attended early morn-
ing business meeting, they voted to
have Mr. L. L. Forsythe, principal of
Ann Arbor High School, as presi-
dent; Miss Elizabeth Shierman of
Jackson as vice-president; and Mr.
G. S. Cantr ck, superintndent of
Monroe schools, and Mr. George W.
Murdoch of Detroit as newly elected
members of the executive committee.
Editor Speaks
On the heels of the business con-
ference came the long-awaited dis-'
cussion of "Education-What.Next?"
by Mr. W. Carson Ryan, editor of
the magazine "Progressive Education"
and Dr. William C. Bagley, profes-
sor emeritus of Columbia University's
Teachers College.
Mr. Ryan told the assembled teach-
ers that educators to succeed in
their fundamental purpose, must de-
fine what they mean by a normal
human youth and his educational
needs. Once this is done, he said, they
must service those needs.
Too many schools must be cen-
sured, according to Mr. Ryan, be-
cause they dispense a motley col-
lection of facts without any regard
for the satisfaction of human needs.
"Our job then," he concluded, "is to
see how we ' canl make education a
kind of developmental progress to
produce man at his best."
' Civil Rights Important
Professor Bagley emphasized the
unpredictable human mind and the
necessity of having a good educa-
tional system as a "continuation of
Once our civil rights-freedom of
speech, pfress, religion and assembly
-are crushed under an iron heel, he

said, it will be impossible for a good
liberal education to exist. In line
with liberal education, Professor Bag-
ley conclded, exploratory courses
should be offered in high school so
that students might find out what
they are fitted for.
Among the 19 conferences held yes-
(Continued on Page 6)
Engineering Group
To Hear Crawford
At Meeting Today
Speaking on modernizing the en-
gineering curriculum, Dean Ivan C.
Crawford, newly appointed dean of
the engineering college, will address
the fourth annual meeting of the
Society for the Promotion of Engin-
eering Education here today.
Inspection trips to University
buildings, meeting and speeches by
prominent industrial and academic
engineers will highlight the one-day

Seven Qualify In Drake Relays;
Indiana Beats Barry In Twelfth
Captain"Schwarzkopf'Takes Two-Mile Run In Stride
As Kelley, Ostroot, Hook, Relay Teamn Place

i (Special to the Daily)
1 DES MOINES, Iowa, April 26.-
Paced by Capt. Ralph Schwarzkopf's
easy victory in the two-mile ruti,
Michigan's Western Conference
champions took one first, one sec-
ond, and one third, on the opening
day of the Drake Relays. The Wol-
verines also qualified their mile re-
lay team and three individuals for
tomorrow's finals.
Indiana again managed to come
through on the final leg of two relay
events to win both the sprint medley
Regents: Grant
Leaves; Accept
Several Gifts
Fire-Fighting Equipment,
Steam Engine, $J,600
Accepted By Board
The Board of Regents accepted a
scattering of gifts, granted several
leaves of absence, and conducted
avIn23aa .iagj Iv ssautsnq aupno.1
April meeting here yesterday.
Included in the gifts was a val-
uable collection of fire-fighting ap-
paratus and a steam marine engine.
The fire-fighting equipment, a gift
from the Insurance Company of
North America, has been placed in
the east engineering building.
Yacht Engine Accepted
The steam engine was presented
to the University by the Chrysler
Corporation. It was originally de-
signed by John F. and Horace H.
Dodge, and at one time was a power
plant for the Dodge Bros.' yacht,
Hornet II.
The Regents announced the resig-
nation of John S. M. Zimmerman
as director of the University Public
Works Administration projects, ef-
fective June 1, 1940.
Prof. John Dawson, of the law
school, was placed on the executive
committee of the Child Guidance
Instituteduring the absence of Prof.
Howard McClusky of the education
Sabbatical Leaves Granted
Prof. Paul Kauper, of the law
school, has been appointed Senate
mdmber of the Board of Governors
of the Student Religious Associa-
tion, succeeding Prof. F. M. Men-
of the engineering college.
Sabbatical leaves of absence for
the full school year 1940-41 were
granted to Prof. Thomas Lovering
of the geology department; Prof.
Raymond L. Wilder, of the mathe-
matics department, and Prof. Stan-
ley Dodge, of the geography depart-
First semester sabbatical leaves
were granted to Prof. Louis H. Kar-
pinski, of the mathematics depart-
ment, Prof. Walter Pillsbury, of the
psychology department, Prof. S. M.
Scott, of the history department,
(Continued from Page 6)

and distance medley relays. Mich-
igan was second in the sprint and
third in the distance event, after
being in the lead on the last lap of
both races.
Kelley Qualifies First
Stan Kelley was the first Wolver-
ine to qualify for tomorrow's final
events, coming in second in the third
heat of the high hurdles. Junior
Jeff Hall failed to qualify, running
fifth in his heat. Rice's defending
I champion, Fred Wolcott, turned in
the fastest heat-:14.5. George Os-
troot and Bob Hook put the shot far
enough to insure themselves places
in the competition' tomorrow after-
noon. Making no attempt to break
Gregory Rice's record of 9:15, Sch-
warzkopf took things as easy as pos-
sible all the way in the two-mile.
The Big Ten distance king won the
first of the individual events, de-
feating the second-place Bill Jen-
kins of Iowa State by more than
forty yards in the slow time of 9:22.
Johnny Munski, Missouri's great mi-
ler, finished third, some 30 yards
behind Jenkins.
- In two more wild races in this
year's bitter Michigan-Indiana re-
lay rivalry, the Hoosiers for the
umpteenth time came from behind
on the final lap to win both of the
day's relay finals, tieing the carnival
record in the spring medley.
Early Lead Gained
Michigan's first three runners,
Warren Breidenbach, Al Smith, and
Bud Piel, sent the Wolverines out to
a lead, and things perked up even
more when Indiana's sophomore
star, Campbell Kane, stumbled to
his hands as he took the baton. Even
a break like that couldn't pull Mich-
igan through and the Conference
mile champ from Indiana came rac-
ing up from the rear to overtake
Dye Hogan and equal Rice's Drake
record of 3:25.
Even though Bud Tolliver was sub-
stituted for the great Kane, the In-
diana distance medley team, which
set the world indoor record at the
Butler Relays, ran in front almost
(Continued on Page 3)
Clifton's Late Single
Tops Baseball Team
(Special to the Daily)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., April 26-
A twelfth-inning single by substitute
outfielder Russ Clifton, in the wake
of a long triple by Jock Corriden,
gave the Indiana baseball team a 4-3
victory over Michigan here at Jordan
Field today.
The extra-inning tilt was a keen
pitching duel between Dale Gentil
and Jack Barry, respective Hoosier
and Wolverine aces, the winners out-
hitting Michigan, 13-7. Barry was
hard to hit in the clutches, however,
leaving 10 Indiana men stranded on.
the bases.
After Coach "Pooch" Harrgll's team
had opened the scoring in the first on
a single by Bill Armstrong and a
three-bagger by Harold Hursch, Mich-
igan tied the count in the fourth.
(Continued on Page 3) _

60 Are Named
For Phi Beta
Kappa Honors
Thirteen Juniors Selected
For National Scholastic
Society Membership
Smith College Dean
To Talk At Initiation
Sixty scholars were named yester-
day for membership in Phi Beta
Kappa, national scholastic honorary
Among the thirteen juniors hon-
ored were: Robert A. Fehr, Gertrude
Frey, Hervie Haufler, Frederick Wil-
liam Howarth, Edna B. Kearny,
Leonard D. Kurtz, June Tenby Lar-
son, Kenneth Pine Mathews, John
David Newburgh, Harold D. Oster-
weil, Lester Persky, Louis William
Sessions, and Alice R. Ward.
Seniors Are Named
The 37 sepiors include: Tony Aal-
bersberg, Diana Babitch, Dorothea
Jane Brichan, Lois Mary Buckheit,
Celia Chao, Margaret Mary Cleary,
Sidney Davidson, Wilbur Seymour
Davidson, Peter Dehlinger, Robert
Lee Ellis, Gladys Laura Engel, Ros-
lyn Helen Fellman, Colvin Lee Gib-
son, Philip D. Gordy, Albert A. Gran,
and Frederick V. Hauser.
Others were: Muriel A. Hess, Har-
old Jacob Holshuh, Harland N. Jar-
vis, Robert Lewin Kann, Mary Mar-
garet Meloche, Noboru Nakagawa,
Robert Allan Nyman, Shirley Roslyn
Phillips, Elizabeth Ann Cole Rae,
Ellen O. Redner, Henry Kramer
Schoch, Jr., and Deborah Gail Selin.
Initiation Announced
The list continues: Philip M.
Stehle, Erich Ernst Steiner, Ann L.
Sylvester, Burgess Vial, Sol Meyer
Wezelman, Bernard Wick, Maritta M.
Wolff, Alberta E. Wood, and Eliza-
beth Christine Wurster.
Members of the Class of 1939 who
were chosen are: Virginia Rachel
Allan, Melvin Bellet, Robert L. Kahn,
Nelson Albert Lindenfeld and Sey-
mour Sidney Sussman.
Graduate students' honored were:
Henry Norton Bershas, Elizabeth Lu-
cille Farrier, Clarence Pott, Famee
Lorene Shisler, and William Spoel-
The initiation ceremony will be held
Wednesday, May 1 in the League Cha-
pel. At the the initiation banquet
Thursday at the Union Dean Mar-
jory Hope Nicolson of Smith College
will speak.
Speech Contest
Winners Named
Lewis, Block, Washburn
Get Annual Awards
Robert Lewis, '42, received honors
in the Speech 32 contest yesterday
in the Natural Science Auditorium
for his talk on "The Best of all
Possible Worlds."
Other winners were Wilfred Block,
'42, for his talk, "Invisible Stripes"
and Frank Washburn, '42, who talk-
ed on "A Sophomore Looks Back."
Lewis with his take-off on Vol-
taire's "Candide" kept the audience
in stitches as he described how this
world we live in is the "best of all
possible worlds."
Block, speaking on "Invisible

Stripes," retold the difficulties which
paroled men have in getting adjusted
to society. "These are the thiefs
who get caught," he said, and there
are many others whose crimes are
never discovered.
In his speech "A Sophomore Looks
Back," Washburn referred to the
dilemma most sophomores found
themselves in in regard to- the fu-
ture, pointing out that they com-
pletely disregardedpthedimportance
of each day as it passed.
Education Society
Meets Here Today
Prominent educators will convene
here at noon today for the annual
state convention o Phi Delta Kappa,
national honorary and professional
education fraternity, to confer on
current state and national education-
al problems and to initiate 20 new
members of the University chapter.

5,000 Attend
17th Honors
Washington And Lee Head
Holds Loyalty To Ideals
As Salvation Of World
884 Students Cited
For Achieyements
Five thousand people in Hill Audi-
torium yesterday morning heard Dr.
Francit P. Gaines, president of Wash-
ington and Lee University, urge faith
in ideals as the only hope today for
a world "rapidly breaking into frac-
Dr. Gaines speech was the high-
light of the 17th annual Honors Con-
vocation which saw 884 undergradu-
ate and graduate students cited for
outstanding academic achievement
this year.
Speaking specifically to the honor
students, Dr. Gaines emphasized that
it was the part of "gifted ones" to
rise beyond mere loyalty to self and
to a group "into some understand-
ing, some dedication before the altar
of a great ideal." For the student
he suggested the ideals of honesty,
kindness and modesty, "great ideals,
simple in themselves, that simplify
most of the mystifying problems we
are facing."
The potential threat against the
world today, Dr. Gaines claimed, is
the fact that our "radius of loyalty"
has been seriously narrowed. Our
salvation lies, therefore, he continued,
in an extension of this radius to en-
compass the ideals "that shall sus-
tain us when the universe seems to
be giving way beneath us."
These ideals are our only hope, he
concluded, "because they can not be
cowed or intimidated," emphasizing
that 'a man who has the ideal of
peace can no longer tolerate the
threat of civilzation destroying it-
Dr. Alexander G. Ruthven intro-
duced the speaker. Prof. Jesse S.
Reeves, William W. Cook Professor
of American Instiutions, presided, in-
troducing the honor students to Presi-
dent Ruthven.
Gibson Awarded
Phi Sigma Medal
Colvin L. Gibson, '40, was awarded
the Phi Sigma scholarship medal yes-
terday by President Ruthven in recog-
nition of "an outstanding record of
scholarship in the biological sciences
and the greatest promise of research
ability in the field of biology."
The presentation was made in the
President's office before the Honors
C9nvocation. The award is made
annually by the national biological
society, to the outstanding senior stu-
dents in 35 universities that have ac-
tive chapters.
President Ruthven, one of the
founders of the local Beta chapter,
was national president of the society
until last year.
Gibson, majoring in zoology,
has done research on blood parasites
in wild animals in his' senior year.

Record Vote, 2641
Is Cast In Electior
For Student Senat<
John McCune Is Only Candidate Electe
After Tenth Transfer Of Ballots
Setting a new record for voting in the Student Senate's history, 2,6
students cast votes yesterday at the polls, but results in counting were r
yet complete at press time this morning, with only one candidate, Jo]
McCune, '41, elected at the end of the 10th transfer of votes, Norman
Schorr, '40, and Stuart K. Knox, '40, Directors of Elections said.
Under the new rules of elections, adopted by the Senate several wee
ago, the first ten declared elected will serve for a three-semester tern
while the remaining six of the total 16 will only have a one-semester ter
before them. This term will be rather short inasmuch as the next electi
will be held within the first four weeks of the coming semester.
Those still in the running at 2 a.m., press time, were: Robert ReE
with 157 votes; Mary Cummins, 124 votes; Harvey Goodman, 119; Ro
ert Krause, 118, George F. Shepard, 109, Lee Perry, 106, John S. Aldric
104: Robert Lewis, 101; Helen Corman, 100; Jane Sapp, 95; Bill Sessior
95; William Langford, 93; Pat Hoeper, 92; Robert Titus, 87; Willia
Hurley, 87; Bruce Randall, 86; John Rookus, 82; H. William Erwin, 8
Charles Boynton, 73; William Comstock, 73; Robert Levine, 69; Gers
Nitzberg, 68; E. William Muehl, 62; Pat Lillie, 59; James Rossmhn, 5
Michael Rodnick, 57; Allan Ricketts, 56.
Those dropped, after the 15th count, were: Erwin Bowers, Arth
Volz, Samuel Russell, Nick Chapekis, Robert Wallace, Richard Mart:



Center Shows
Gaiet, Color
Of Folk Dance
Dances-of Turkey, of the Philip-
pines, of Latin America, of Russia
and Poland and Bulgaria and Jugo-
slavia-folk dances, combining a car-
nival of color and the charms of
countries all over the world. That
was the main event of the Interna-
tional Center's first annual Open
House last night at the Sports Build-
It was a gala affair, headlined by
this "international floor show," first'
ever to be given on campus. Spon-
sors of the program which lasted un-
til 11 pm. were the University's for-
eign students, headed by athletic
director, Charlie Ochs, '40Ed.
With all the colors of therainbow
splashed into the native costumes
of the performers, folk dances were
presented calling back visions of old
Turkey, South America and the Slav-
ic countries. Directors and accom-
panists for the dances included
Jeanne Burt, Estafania Aldaba, Mrs.'
Helen Snyder, and Mr. Angel Chin-
Also on the exhibition side of the
program were a basketball game be-
tween the Chinese and Filipino stu-
dents, a soccer demonstration by the
International Center champs, the
Turkish students, and a volleyball
exhibition betwen the Chinese stu-
dents, perennial campus champs, and
an international team.
There was a free play period for
persons attending that lasted until
11 p.m. and which included more than
20 sports. Instruction in them was
given by members of the Sports
Building staff.

'Chester Sikawitt, Erwin Heininger,
John Middleton, William Carruthers,
Yale Forman, Charles Liske, Allan
Axelrod. and Sara Hauke.
Counters, assisting in the compiling
of votes were: Roger Lawn, '43, Roger
At the eighteenth transfer of
votes Robert S. Reed, '42, was
reelected as The Daily, at 2:15,
went to press. Other candidates
were nearing the quota of 165.
Celley, '42, Robert Speckhard, '42,
Keith Watson, '42, Dean Thomas,
'42, Jean Shapero, '42, Arnold White,
'41; and Merton Rosen, '40P, and
Lorraine Schwab, '42, acted as Elec-
tion Board Assistants, .the directors
said. Richard Scammon, alumnus,
former director of elections and
speaker of the Senate, gave able
assistance to the Directors in the
The quota, necessary for election,
was 165, or the total number of votes
divided by the number of candidates
running. The number of invalid
votes was 8, approximately three-
tenths of one per cent of the total
votes cast, as compared with one-
fourteenth of one per cent last year.
Carvalho Delivers
Speech On Brazil's
Educational T ask

Prof. Stalker To Be Honored
At Aeronautical Meet Tuesday

Grand Rapids Takes Debate;
Marching To Feature Festival

Prof. Edward A. Stalker, chairman
of the department of Aeronautical
engineering, will be honored on his
tenth year as head of the depart-
ment at the annual Institute of Aer-
onautical Sciences banquet at 6:30
p.m. Tuesday in the League.
A leader in both educational and
industrial phases of aeronautics,
Professor Stalker includes a wide
range of achievements among his
works in that field.
Recognized as a consulting en-
gineer in addition to his academic
pursuits, Professor Stalker received
his Bachelor of Science degree in
aeronautical engineering here in
1919. After working for three years
in the Stout Engineering Labora-
tories, he returned for graduate
study, and received his Masters de-
gree in 1923. An instructor in aero-
nautics from 1922-25, he was assis-
tant professor from 1925-27, asso-
ciate professor, 1927-29, full pro-
fessor, 1929-30, and was named head
of the department in 1930.
Consultant to several aircraft
manufacturing companies in design
and stress analysis, he drew up the
first strength requirements for the
construction of airplanes in 1928 in

Presented at the national meeting
of the Institute of Aeronautical Sci-
ences this year by Professor Stalker
was a widely-acclaimed paper on
the subject of boundary layer con-
trol. Two airplanes utilizing the re-
sults f his research are now under
construction. Predicted advantages
for the principles embodied in his'
theory are a three-fold increase in
lifting power and the reduction of
landing speeds to 25 miles per hour.
Foundation for a department of
aeronautical engineering here was
laid in 1912, when a group of stu-
dents interested in aviation organ-
ized an aeronautical society and con-
structed a glider patterned after one
designed by the Wright brothers.
In 1915, three lecture courses in
the theory of aviation and the pro-
pulsion of airplanes were offered by
Prof. F. W. Jawlowski of the marine
engineering department.
Regular courses leading to the de-
gree of Bachelor of Sciences in aero-
nautics were established by the
Board of Regents in 1916, with Prof.
Herbert C. Sadler as chairman of
the department.
Professor Pawlowski was appoint-

Grand Rapids Central High
School last night defeated a team
from Flint Northern in a two-to-one
decision to take the Michigan state
debate championship in a contest
sponsored by the Michigan High
School Forensic Association and the
Detroit Free Press in Hill Auditor-
The Grand Rapids team of Robert
Dangl, David Ewing and Gordon
Boozer, coached by Miss Florence
T. Efty, took the negative side of
the question, "Resolved, That the
Federal Government Should Own
and Operate the Railroads."
The affirmative' Flint team con-
sisted of Bernard Didier, Lorrainer
Miller and William Tate, who were
coached by Frederic C. Harrington.
Miss Miller, who opened the af-
firmative arguments claimed that
government ownership of the roads
would eliminate wastes connected
with private ownership and aid the
public by giving better service. The
negative tallied by stating that
wastes in the railrads were not as
great as proposed by the affirma-
tive and that consolidation is rem-

As Michigan's annual Instrumen-
tal Music Festival swings into its
second and last day the great mach-
ing band festival takes first place
on the program.
Beginning at 7 p.m. today in Yost
Field House the festival will feature
the play of Class "A," Class "B,"
and Class "C" bands from all over
The old method of "ranking" or
"placing" has been abandoned in fa-
vor of the new and widely used rat-
ing plan, adopted by the National
School Band, Orchestra and Vocal
Association. Bands will be judged
according to the class, and may
place in first, second, third or fourth'
Following the judging of the bands
more than 800 young musicians will
combine in a massed band, under
nationally known conductors to
bring the evening's performance to
a close with John Philip Sousa's
march, "Stars and Stripes Forever."
The entire day will be taken up
by readings by Senior and Junior
class bands and orchestras. The
times and placings of the readings

"The task of education in Braz
has been to provide culture for
socially diversified group," Dr. Ca
los Delgado de Carvalho, noted Bra
zilian geographer and sociologist, to
an audience yesterday afternoon i
the Rackham Amphitheatre.
Delivering the fourth in a seri
of six lectures delivered under th
auspices of the division of soci
sciences Dr. Carvalho stressed ti
fact that an enlarged horizon
economic life has instilled in t
Brazilian people a desire for increase
training in professional and vocation
al fields.
Integrated with the problem of pr
viding educational facilities for Br
zil, Dr. Carvalho pointed out, is tI
task of determining democratic valu
in an agricultural nation like Braz
Brazil is a counitry without settl
traditions, Dr. Carvalho stated. H
culture, he said, is a residue of R
man culture with a Latin speech an
the Mediterranean habits of gestic
The next lecture by Dr. Carval
will be the annual Phi Kappa P
address given at 8:30 p.m. April 3
in the main ballroom of the Unic
Tickets On Sale
For Alumni Fet
Students who plan to attend t
revival of U. of. M. Night Mond
in Detroit's Masonic Auditorium a
urged to send in ticket reservatio
in advance. Ernest A. Jones, vic

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