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Wolverine Netmen
Nose Out Chicago;
Illinois 'Beats Nine'

Capt. Durst Leads Mates
In Upsetting Windy City
Title Defenders By 5-4
Injury To Jim Tobin
Hurts Title Chances
With Captain Sam Durst turning
in an upset win over Charles Sho-
strom, the Michigan tennis team yes-~
terday defeated a favored University
of Chicago squad, which was de-
fending its third straight Big Ten
title, 5-4, at Palmer Field.
Durst defeated Shostrom 6-2, 3-6,
6-3 for his second surprise victory
of the week. The Chicago ace has
been considered the second best
player in the conference, and he
also has a win over the garrulous
Bobby Riggs to his credit.
Captain Starts Fast
The Wolverine captain started
fast, rushing to the net at every op-
portunity, and in the fourth and
fifth games of the opening set, he
put away' eight straight placement
volleys. After losing the second set,
Durst came back in the third to
softball Shostrom crazy. A fine drop
shot which brought his opponent to
the net, followed by effective passing
shots, particularly off his backhand,
proved an excellent antidote for Sho-
strom's booming top-spin forehand.
In the number one doubles match,
a severe blow was dealt the Wol-
verine conference title hopes when
Jim Tobin, going back for a lob,
slipped and injured his trick knee.
Tobin and his partner, Captain
Durst, had already lost the first
set of their match when this mis-
fortune occurred.
Stille Wins
Wayne Stille came through with
a fine brand of tennis to take the
Midway number four man, Richard
'grian, 6-3, 6-1. Stille is rated as
having one of the finest American
Twist services in the Big Ten.
Bob Jeffers won a brilliant victory
over Bud Lifton, Chicago's number
five man, 4-6, 6-1, 8-6. Jeffers con-
tinually forced the net throughout
the match and either volleyed for
clean winners or was passed by Lif-
ton's tremendous flat overhand.
With the score six-all in the third
set, Jeffers found himself down 0-40
on his own service. At this point,
Jeff steadied and outlasted Lifton
(Continued on Page 3)
Barry Blasted
From Mound
By Illini Rally
(Special To The Daily)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., May 4.-Shut
out for the first five innings by the
one-hit pitching of Michigan's Jack
Barry, a vengeful Illinois team hopped
on the Wolverine ace for six runs
in the, sixth and three more in the
seventh to drive Barry to cover and
walk off with a 10-6 victory over
Michigan here today.
The defeat set the losers' Confer-
ence record at three wins and as
many losses and practically eliminat-
ed Coach Ray Fisher's charges as
contenders for the Big Ten baseball
pennant for the season.
The Wolverines scored three runs
in the first to give Barry a comfort-
able working margin. Capt. Charlie
Pink led off with a single and Forest
Evashevski walked. Bill Steppon sent
Pink home with a sharp hit to left
and continued to second when left
fielder Russ Drechsler " let the ball
roll through him, Evashevski pulling
up at third. Fred Trosko's base hit
tallied Evashevski and Steppon

The lead loomed bigger every in-
ning as Barry appeared to have the
Illini batters handcuffed with sharp
breaking curves, when the Michigan
righthander suddenly lost his stuff
in the fatal sixth.
Russ Drechsler started the blow
off with a single to center. Capt.
Tony Pyrz walked, and "Hoot" Evers
singled to score Drechsler. Paul Mi-
losevich doubled to bring in Pyrz, and
Bill Brewer's base hit to left sent
(Continued on Page 3)

Talk By White
Closes MIPA
Session Here
More than 700 tired but still avidly
interested high school journalists
heard Lee A. White of the Detroit
News state that "never before has
the profession of journalism offered
better or more opportunities" as the
19th annual convention of the Mich-
igan Interscholastic Press Confer-
ence closed yesterday at the Union.
Mr. White's speech was followed
by addresses by T. Luther Purdom,
Director of the Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Informa-
tion, and Mrs. Virginia Lawson Skin-
ner of the staff of Woman's Home
Companion, both stressing that pros-
pective journalists must find their
greatest interest and ability and
pursue it with all, the initiative and
imagination they possess.
Mrs. Skinner also presented a,
word-picture of the "inside activity"
that takes place in publishing a
women's magazine, pointing out that
magazine journalism offers a mul-
tifarious variety of employment op-
portunities to young people inter-
ested in journalism.
Mr. White termed as untrue the
prevailing opinion that opportuni-
ties in journalism are decreasing,;
showing that although the actual
number of publications has de-<
creased during the last two decades,
the increasingly complex character
of contemporary life is expandiy1
the need for journalistVtrained in
special fields.
'Chinese Opera
Features Relief
Show Tonight,
Other Entertainment Also
Sheduled On Program
In Pattengill Auditoriur
Chinese opera, Chinese style show,7
and a host of other entertainment
novelties of the Orient will sparkle in
the benefit program for medical re-1
lief to China to be given at 8 p.m.
today and tomorrow at the Patten-I
gill Auditorium of Ann Arbor High
Presented by Chinese students in
the University, the program will be
headed by Prof. Wei Chung-Loh,
famed musician, who will play selec-
tions on four different Chinese in-
struments, some of which have be-
come practically extinct. Professor
Wei will play the pi-pa, hsiao, erh-
hu and hu-ching.
Tickets to the concert are priced
at 50 cents and may be bought at
the- door or may be reserved by call-
ing C. M. Wang at 7593.
A highlight of the program will be
the performance of a Chinese opera,
"The Red-Maned Steed." Parts in
the opera, which is done in tradi-
tional Oriental style, will be taken
by Chinese students.
Emery Paces
Varsity Whips Ohio State
For NinthStraight
Paced by a sub-par 71 by Jack
Emery in the afternoon singles
matches, Michigan's golfers stroked

their way to a hard earned 15-12
victory over a squad of sharpshooters
from Ohio State yesterday on the
University course for their ninth
consecutive win.
It took a lot of golf to down the
Buckeyes in the second match of the
season between the two schools. For
the Scarlet and Gray lads jumped
off to a comfortable lead in the
morning best ball foursomes sweep-
ing two matches and taking 1/2 point
from Capt. Bob Palmer and Emery
to give them a 612-212 advantage.

Illini Beaten
By Thinclads
In Dull Meet
Smith, Kelley Pace Varsity
As Barrett Loses Mile
To Illinois Junior Star
No Records Broken
In Any Competition
Michigan's track forces opened their
1940 home outdoor season yesterday
afternoon on Ferry Field with a 73
to 44 triumph over their old rival,
Illinois, in a meet which was con-
spicuous for its lack of a single new
Best race of the afternoon was the
opening event-the one mile run in
which Park Brown, Illinois' junior
star, sprang an upset to defeat Mich-
igan's Ed Barrett by five yards in
4 minutes, 18 and six-tenths seconds.
Al Smith and Stan Kelley set the
pace for the Wolverines by turning
in double wins, as the local lads took
10 of the 13 first places. Smith won
both dash events, and Kelley took
both the high and low hurdles.
The mile started off with a bang
as Karl Wisner; Michigan senior,
went into the lead for the first quar-
ter mile, running 61.5 for the dis-
tance, which is' better than a 4:10
mile, if continued. Tommy Jester,
making his outdoor debut in the
mile, took over at that point, and
led till the backstretch of the sec-
ond lap where sophomore Bill Acker-
man took the lead. Brown, mean-
while, had moved up only from last
to next-to-last, and it looked like
a Michigan sweep.
Ackerman finished the half mile in
2:10.5, very much slower than the
pace of the first lap. Ed Barrett,
who was planning to concentrate on
the half-mile, moved up to third
place, and then Wisner moved back
into first place at the three-quarters
mark. The time was 3:18. Barrett
let out a little more steam, and went
into first place, but Brown, racing
up swiftly from the rear, overhauled
Ed with 220 yards to go.
Barrett, thinking it was a Michi-
gan man, let Brown go ahead, then
saw his mistake, and raced back into
first place as the two went around
the last turn. Coming off the curve,
Brown opened up, and Barrett, who
was not feeling too well yesterday,
didn't have his usual finishing sprint
and Brown came home the winner.
Wisner placed third well behind the
first two men.
Tom Lawton, Michigan's hard
working junior weight man, showed
the results of his concentrated ef-
fort when he won the shot put, his
first collegiate victory, and then came
(Continued o Page 3)
Maryland Dean
Talks Tuesday
At Convocation
'Prologue To Civilizaion'
To Be Benjamin's Topic
For Education Program
Dean Harold Benjamin of the Uni-
versity of Maryland's School of Edu-
cation will speak on "Prologue to
Civilization" at the annual convoca-
tion of the School of Education, hon-
oring students entering the teaching
profession this year, at 4:15 p.m.

Tuesday in the Lydia Mendelssohn
As one of the outstanding educa-
tors Dean Benjamin has written sev-
eral books, his most recent, "The
Saber-Toothed Curriculum", receiv-
ing nation-wide attention. Intro-
duced by President Ruthven, he will
issue a warning to the 236 honor
students against the reduction of edu-
cational efforts supporting democ-
racy in a time of crisis.
For the first time the Teacher's
Certificate will be issued through the
State Board of Education on recom-
mendation of the School of Educa-
tion faculty to students who have
fulfilled requirements in the educa-
tion and graduate schools and the
literary and architectural colleges
under the recently adopted code.
Dr. Lilly's Funeral
In Kansas Planned
'PhP hn~civ o-f nr .Cnra1 A Tilly

Faces Attack
In Commons
Laborites Voice Distrust
Of Government Policy
In BlastingAddresses
Lloyd George Hits
At British Methods
LONDON, May 4. -WP)- Acutely
aware that military disaster has un-
seated more than one government,
Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
tonight threw his waning political
strength into the task of guiding his
regime through the wreckage of the
Norwegian campaign.
Biting criticism by Laborites, Lib-
erals and insurgent Conservatives
forced the aging Prime Minister to
get ready for a real battle in the
House of Commons Tuesday. He
faces an outcry of "resign" as penalty
for the failure in Norway.
Government Criticized
The demand for the resignations of
Chamberlain, Chancellor of the Ex-
chequer Sir John Simon and Air
Minister Sir Samuel Hoare, as voiced
by Herbert Morrison, powerful Labor
Party spokesman, was piled on top of
bitter criticism of "complacency" and
"over-satisfaction" on the part of
the government.
Combined, these attacks are ex-
pected to take the form of a drive to
overthrow the present government.
While the details of the abandoned
Allied attempt to take Trondheim
from the Germans filtered into the
newspapers through unofficial mili-
tary sources, Englishmen, bitter as
only they can be when an enemy
mocks Britain, told the government,
"get on with the war or get out."
Morrison, Clement R. Attlee, lead-
er of the Labor Party opposition
in the House of Commons, and Eman-
uel Shinwell, Laborite M.P., each
struck at the- government in blast-
ing speeches today.
Unrest In Own Party
But even more significant in the
eyes of political observers was the
o0viou' uinrtst In CXE berlain's own
Conservative party and his affiliates.
Many of its Parliament members went
back to their constituencies over the
weekend to hear the grumbling of
restless and vaguely suspicious voters.
Morrison, in an address before the
labor -egional conference, declared
that Chamberlain, Simon and Hoare
were "primarily responsible for the
relative weakness of our war effort."
Attlee asserted that the government
will be forced to "satisfy the'country
that everything possible was done"
in the Norwegian campaign.
Shinwell declared that, if the gov-
ernment can not undertake the war
task, "we shall have no alternative
but to expose them and call for a
government which can show more
firmness and courage."
George Speaks Up
LONDON, May 4.-(P)--The inde-
pendent newspaper Sunday Pictorial
today prominently displayed an article
by David Lloyd George, Britain's
World War prime minister, denounc-
ing the direction of the current war
as "faulty, feeble and foolish."
"Leaders of democracy have utter-
ly muddled their case and it will cer-
tainly be lost if there is not an im-
modiate change in direction," Lloyd
George asserted in the article, which
XCULQ? 0 he entir e front page of the
r ', olia.
"The British parliament must take

the sit,,a Uon in hand immeaiately.
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Be Secretary

Gould Appointed
President For 1


Selected To Head Union In 1940-41

Newly Chosen Officers
To Take Over Positions
At Installation Banquet
Petitions Are ought
For Men's Council


'Big Bim' Is Upset, But Derby
Life In Louisville Keeps Rolling

(Special To The Daily)
LOUISVILLE, May 4.-If Louis-
ville was saddened by the upset de-
feat of its home-bred favorite, Bime-
lech, it wasn't noticeable in the
downtown streets tonight.
Called by Col. Edward R. Bradley,
"my greatest horse" and compared
to Man O' War in pre-race write-ups,
"Big Bim" fell before hitherto al-
most unknown Gallahadion in the
finish, but derby day is still derby
day, and the throngs appeared just
as light in spirit as they were in
their pocketbooks.
The celebration was even livelier
than usual as rain and cold weather
had cut the pre-Derby festivities to
a minimum last night.
Betting was light in comparison to
recent years in view of unattractive
odds on Bimelech. The two-dollar
betters broke away from the custom
of stringing along with Colonel Brad-
ley because two dollars doesn't
amount to much when placed on a
prohibitive favorite., The cashiers be-
hind the windows at Churchill Downs
had it rather easy after all was over,
giving evidence that the 20-1 Galla-
hadion wasn't heavily played.
The bars and hotel lobbies were
overflowing from the time the big
race was over, and even the small
eating places in seemingly quiet sec-
tions of town extended their welcome
to Derby visitors by doubling their
Arbitration Of Oil Dispute'
Is Rejected By Mexico
WASHINGTON, May 4.-(A)-The
Mexican Government flatly rejected
the United States request for arbi-
tration of the two-year old dispute
growing out of expropriation of Amer-
ican-owned oil companies.
General Eduardo Hay, Mexican
minister for foreign affairs, said in
a note that the Mexican government
'considers arbitration incompatible'
with the facts in the controversy and
with international law "since the mat-
ter in dispute is domestic in nature
and is near solution by the authori-
ties of Mexico."

prices and announcing that theyi
would be open till 4 a.m.
Mint juleps which according to an 1
old Southern custom come into their
own on Derby Day, seemed to be
the thriving favorite, but whiskey
bottles lined the streets everywhere.
Hotel rooms in Louisville weren't
to be had at any price and innkeepers t
within 50 miles of the city, got fabu-t
lous prices for sleeping accommoda-
As final evidence that Louisville
has but one thing on its mind, come
the first Saturday in May, a church
just a few miles from Churchillt
Downs announced its Sunday sermoni
entitled, "How to Win the Race." t
Council Posts
Will Be Filled
By Engineers
Six Members To Be Chosenj
From Three Classes,
At Polls On Tuesday
Freshman, sophomore and junior
engineers will go to the polls Tues-
day to select two candidates from
each class to fill six positions on the
Engineering Council, governing body
of the engineering school.
Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. in the lobby of the East
Engineering Building and the Arch
entrance of the West Engineering
Building. Engineering identification
cards must be shown at the time of
Chosen in the election will be two
candidates from each of the fresh-
man, sophomore and junior classes;
the candidate in each class with the
highest vote will receive a long-term
tenure, effective until graduation, and
the second nominee will serve for a
single year.
Each engineer will be allowed two
votes for candidates in his own class
in the annual election conducted by
the Union council.
Candidates whose petitions have
been accepted by the Union council
for appearance on the ballot will be
announced in The Daily Tuesday
$100 Offered
For JGP Script
Synopsis Deadline July 1;
Whole PlayDue Nov. 15
To the writer of the script for the
1941 Junior Girls Play will go $100,
Betty Bailie, '42, publicity chairman,
announced yesterday.
A synopsis or first act of the play
must be submitted by July 1 to Miss
Ethel McCormick, social director of

Douglas P. Gould, of Lakewood,
Ohio, and Charles M. Heinen, of
Royal Oak, yesterday were appoint-
ed president and recording secretary,
respectively, of the Union.
They succeed Don Treadwell, of
Grosse Pointe, and Hadley Smith, of
Royal Oak.
The new officers will be officially
inducted into their positions at the
Union installation banquet to be held
at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in Rooms 318
and 320 of the Union.
Pollock To Speak
Prof. James K. Pollock, of the poli-
tical science department, will give a
short talk at the banquet. At the
dinner sophomore and junior awards
will be announced, Treadwell said.
The entiresstudent staffsand board
of directors will be present. An-
nouncement of the appointments of
the new junior staff, usually of 10
men, will probably be made at the
close of the banquet, according to
Gould, a member of Sigma Ph
Epsilon fraternity, is a member of
Sphinx, honorary junior men's or-
ganization, and of Toastmasters, hon-
drary speech society. As a member
of the Union's junior staff, Gould
was in charge of freshman orienta-
tion and University Day, conducted.
for Michigan high school students.
He also inaugurated the popular
Coke Bar which has succeeded the
Union coffee hours.
Heinen's Honors Cited
Heinen came to the University from
the Chrysler Institute of Engin_...
ing as the winner of the $5,000 Wal-
ter P. Chrysler Scholarship. He is
a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
fraternity, Triangle, honorary men's
engineering society, and Sigma Rho
Tau, honorary speech society. He
is also in the Engineering Council.
As a junior Union executive, Heinen
was publicity man for the Union
Opera and headed the 1940 Ice Car-
Senior officers of the Union are
selected by a special committee of
the Union Board of Directors. The
new officers will make the appoint-
ments of the incoming junior execu-
tive staff.
Petition Deadline Set
For Judiciary Council
Petitions for positions on the
Men's Judiciary Council should be
turned in at the student offices of
the Union not later than 4, p.m.
Tuesday, Don Treadwell, retiring
Union president, announced yester-
The petitions should be short,
Treadwell said, and should be ac-
companied by an eligibility card.
The Council is composed of five
undergraduate seniors, appointed by
a committee composed of the re-
tiring heads of The Daily, Union,
the Interfraternity Council and Con-
Placing Ships
Near Salonika
ATHENS, May 4.-(P)-The report-
ed arrival of British naval reinforce
ments in the Aegean Sea off Salonika
kept tension high in Greece tonight
as all of southeastern Europe watched
anxiously for developments in the
eastern Mediterranean.
British ships have been stationed
in the Aegean, gateway to the Dar-
danelles, since the outbreak of the
But the arrival of more ships, com-
ing on top of Italian concentration
of air, naval and military forces in
the Dodecanese Islands and the Bri-
tish-French naval concentration at
Alexandria, brought home to resi-

dents of Salonika the fact that their
seaport town would be a strategically

Nazi Attack In West Reported;
Claim 9 British Warships Sunk

PARIS, May 4. --(,)- The French
High Command tonight reported that
a German surprise attack against
the vital center of the 100-mile active
section of the Western Front had
been thrown back "in disorder."
The Germans, attacking on what
was described officially as a "wide
front," were caught in strong French
barbed wire entanglements by heavy
artillery fire.
Machine-guns and automatic rifles
placed strategically to sweep the
fields of wire were said by military
observers to have thrown the Nazis
into confusion, forcing their retreat.
* * *

be the target of a German push
northward. Unconfirmed reports
said that British naval units were
bombarding Arctic Narvik, but in-
formed Swedish observers believed
that the German army would drive
to the rescue of several thousand
Nazis trapped between Allied land
and sea forces at Narvik.
Meanwhile, Italy thrust herself
once more into the war scene with
the warning that she would repulse
any offensive action in the Mediter-
ranean. The warning, published in
Il Gionale d'Italia, was directed at
the prospect of concentration of Allied
ships in the Mediterranean. At least

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