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Dr. McKenzie,
Eminent Head
Of Sociology
Faculty, Dies
Pioneer Of Wide Renown
In E cology Succumbs
After Extended Sickness
Deparntment Loses
Chief And Expert
Dr. Roderick D. McKenzie, inter-
nationally famed sociologist and
chairman of the sociology depart-
ment of the University of Michigan
since 1930 died early yesterday at
the age of fifty-five after a long
Dr. McKenzie is credited with be-
ing a pioneer in the field of human
ecology, the study of population dis-
tribution in reference to material
and social causes and effects. He was
also a student of oriental immigra-
Started In 1930
Dr. McKenzie came to the Uni-
versity in 1930 as professor of so-
ciology and chairman of that de-
partment from the University of
Washington where he held similar
positions for 10 years. He had been
suffering from ill health since Octo-
ber, 1938. He took a leave of ab-
sence starting in December of that
year, and resumed part time teach-
ing last fall.
President Ruthven described Mc-
Kenzie's passing as "a very great
loss to the University and a severe
shock to the many friends he made
here among the faculty and students.
We had come to respect him as in-
deed his sociological colleagues all
over the country did for the origin-
ality of his research and the sound-
ness of his judgment," he said.
"Dr. McKenzie's death is a great
loss," Dean Edward H. Kraus stated.
"He was recognized as a leading so-
ciologist who developed the special
field of human ecology. This gave
him a national and international
Dr. Robert C. Angell, who has been
acting chairman of the department
during McKenzie's illness, declared
that he "represented all that is best
in the academic tradition-careful,
scholarly research, able administra-
tion, stimulating teaching, and help-
ful advice to colleagues and grad-
uate students. More than that he
was the true friend of all in his
department. His gentle kindliness is
our most cherished memory."
Appointed Investigator
Dr. McKenzie was appointed as
special investigator of urban prob-
lems on President Hoover's research
commission in 1929 and 1930. He
later incorporated the results of his
studies in a book on metropolitan
Before coming to the University
of Washington he held teaching po-
sitions at the University of Virginia
and Ohio State University. He was
the author of many books and con-
tributed chapters to sociological
books and articles to various publica-
tions. The discussion of human ecol-
ogy in the Encyclopedia of Social
Sciences is by Dr. McKenzie. He was
consulting editor of Sociology and
Social Research and Social Ab-
He was affiliated with the Amer-
ican Sociological Society, the Amer-
ican Council Institute of Pacific Re-
lations, and American Statistical As-
sociation. In Ann Arbor he was a
member of the University Club and

Phi Kappa Phi.
He was born in Carman, Mani-
toba. He received his bachelor of
Continued on Page 6)
Reed Names
Six Chairmen
Student Senate Committee
Heads ToBegin Work
Student Senate President Bob
Reed, '42, yesterday announced the
chairmen of six committees, to serve
for the rest of the term, which ex-
pires approximately four weeks after
the beginning of school next Fall.
Heading the Parley Committee will
be Daniel Huyett, '42, who was also
chairman of the recent Spring Par-
ley. Reed himself will head the Stu-
dent Government Committee; Jack
Callouette, '40E, and Al Hendrick,

Addresses Convocation

-Courtesy Ann Arbor News
Linksmen Gain
16'/2O.2 Win
Over Wildcats
Palmer Leads Wolverines
In Defeat Of Defending
Conference Champions
With scores blown high and wide
but hardly handsome by a stiff wind,
Michigan's varsity linksmen defeated
Northwestern, defending Big Ten
golf champion, yesterday at the Uni-
versity course, 161/2-10%, to register
their fifth Conference victory of the
Medal score was taken by Capt.
Bob Palmer who shot a 74 in the
morning best ball matches in which
the Wolverines took a commanding
61/2-212 lead.
Surprise of the day was the col-
lapse of little Jack Emery, who shot
a sub-par 71 Saturday. Jack took
an 82 in his morning match and
followed that with an 80 in the in-
dividual play. Despite the score,
Emery took 21/2 points from Wildcat
Capt. Chet Bland, who also turned
in a card of 80.
Bob Palmer was matched with
Chase Fannon, Fig Ten singles
champion in the afternoon round,
and after 18 holes of the toughest
kind of golf imaginable they were
still all even, splitting the three
points. On the first nine only one
(Continued on Page 3)
KEurani, Noted Educaior,
Talks At Rackham Today
Dr. Habib Kurani, Professor of
Comparative Education and Regis-
trar at the American University of
Beirut, Syria, will speak at 4:30 to-
day in the Rackham Amphitheatre
on "The Arab Renaissance in the
Near East."
Al-Thuqafa, local Arab culture so-
ciety, is sponsoring Dr. Kurani, who
is in the United States on a teaching,
fellowship and visiting the Univer-

Dean To Talk
To Education
Majors Here
H. Benjamin, Southern
Educator, Will Greet
Prospective Teachers
New Certification
Plan Is introduced
Dean Harold Benjamin of the Uni-
versity of Maryland School of Edu-
cation will address the annual con-
vocation of the School of Education
honoring students who are entering
the teaching profession on "Prologue
to Civilization" at 4:15 p.m. today
at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The Southern educator will be in-,
troduced by President Ruthven to
the 236 students and faculty mem-
bers invited to the program. Nation-
ally known for his book, "The Saber-
Toothed Curriculum", a satire on the
current secondary school practices,
Dean Benjamin will outline the task
of making education effective in a
democracy faced by recurring crises.
For the first time students enter-
ing the teaching profession this year
will be awarded three types of certi-
ficates issued under the new code.
Under these regulations a teaching
certificate is given in the field of ele-
mentary, secondary, or junior college
education upon the recommendation
of the faculty of the School of Edu-
Certificates awarded to this year's
students are valid for five years
and may be exchanged for a perm-
anent certificate if the student has

been actively

engaged in teaching.I

Mimes Will Honor
Hodge On Friday
With Union Dance
Honoring Max Hodge, '39, former
editor of Gargoyle and author of
this year's Opera, "Four Out. Of
Five," the spring dance sponsored
by Mimes, honorary dramatic fra-
ternity, will be held Friday in the
Union, with all swingsters invited.
At the dance, which has been la-
beled "Ham-Dram," scenes and
songs from the Opera will be pre-
sented. The Opera cast will sing the
Opera's theme song and "When
Night Falls Dear," a song written
for the dance by Tom Cooke, Spec.,
will be presented, and the Sorority
and Mosher-Jordan scenes will be
Special guests include: W. Lloyd
Berridge of the University Hospital
staff, Prof. Herbert A. Kenyon, di-
rector of the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre; Robert Mellencamp, de-
signer of the Opera sets; Prof.
Valentine B. Windt; Roy Hoyer, di-
rector of the Opera; William Col-
lins, assistant director; and Stanley
Waltz, manager of the Union. ,
Bill Sawyer's orchestra will play.

Slosson, YCL
Debate Today
On U.S.S.R.
Professor To Meet Head
Of Finnish Organization
In Science Auditorium
Program Climaxes
Series Of Letters
Culminating a long series of dis-
putes with the Young Communist
League at parleys, in class-rooms
and in the letter column of The
Daily, Prof. Preston W. Slosson of
the history department will meet
E. R. Multila, district organizer of
the Finnish Workers Federation,
speaking for the YCL, in a verbal
clash at 8 p.m. today in the Natural
Science Auditorium.
Professor Slosson will uphold the
negative of the question: "Resolved,
That the sovereignty of the small
countries of Europe is better secured
by closer cooperation with the Soviet
Union." Multila will uphold the af-
In a prepared statement to The
Daily last night Professor Slosson
declared: "I hope there will be a
good turn-out, because at the Par-
leys one has always wanted to see a
more complete and representative
body of students attending, and this
is, in a sense, a sort of footnote to
the Winter and Spring Parleys."
Mary Cummins, '42, recently elect-
ed YCL delegate to the Student Sen-
ate said: "The Young Communist
League welcomes this opportunity to
show the role of the Soviet Union
as the leading force for world peace.
We heartily endorse the practice of
thrashing out questions in the pub-
lic forum. We are glad that the
right of students to hear speakers
of their own choosing on all sides
of issues is respected."
The debate will be conducted in
the style of the Town Hall Meeting
of the Air, according to Carl Pete-
sen, '40, managing editor of The
Daily, who will chair the meeting,
with the audience being given an
opportunity to question each speaker.
Fall Advisers
For Orientation
Are Announced
Program For Freshman
Is Scheduled To Begin
Monday,_September 23
Announcement of student advisers
for freshman and transfer student
orientation programs next fall, was
made yesterday by Robert Sibley,
'42E, in charge of transfer orienta-
tion, and Robert Shedd, '42, in charge
of freshman work.
Freshman orientation in the fall
will begin Monday, Sept. 23, instead
of Tuesday, as in the past. The
transfer students' program will be-
gin Tuesday morning. Both pro-
grams will continue through the
Shedd announced that a meeting
of all advisers will be held at 4:15
p.m., May 15, in Room 319 of the
Union. Attendance is imperative, he
said. Anyone unable to attend is
asked to make arrangements with
his chairman.
The men selected as freshman ad-
visers in the literary college are:

Leonard Perry '42, Leroy Perry '42,
William Caruthers '42, Frank Morley
'42, Jerome Fink '41, Dean Burdick
'42, Fred Linsell '41, Charles Boyn-
ton '42, Francis Mackey '41, Wesley
Caire '41, Richard Strain '42, Jack
Woods '42, James R. Harrison '41,
Thomas Quinn '42, Richard Molthop
'42, James Hoff '42, Arnold White '41,
Owen Mays '42, Bruce Forbes '42,
William Langford '42, John Shields
'42, John Dighton '42, Roger Kelley
'42, Howard Porter '42, Elwin Hen-
dricks '42, Kenneth Rhoads'42,
Burns Huttlinger '41, Almon Copley
'41, William Hurley '42.
James Gormsen '42, William Alt-
man '42, Gordon Andrew '42, Ted Mc-
Logan '42, Leo Federman '41, Stan-
(Continued on Page 2)
TagDay Sales Promise
Vacations To 260 Boys
Approximately 260 underprivileged
boys from the Southeastern Michi-
gan area will enjoy a four week vaca-



Faces Parliament


Aging Premier Faces Most
Severe Test Of Regime
In Full Dress Debates
Opposition Prepares
To Blast' Ministry
LONDON, May 6. -(P)- Prime
Minister Chamberlain, who has guid-
ed Britain from Munich to Namsos,
lined up his forces tonight for the
fight of his political life in Parlia-
ment while the Allies reported the
loss of three destroyers in the Nor-
wegian campaign whose failure thus
far has placed Chamberlain's gov-
ernment in jeopardy.
The elderlyistatesman will open
two days of full dress debate in the
House of Commons tomorrow with
a lengthy statement on the Norwegian
affair. He will defend and explain
Britain's military setback in an at-
tempt to stave off a critical offensive
bent on breaking the Premier and
his Ministry.
To counter opposition demands
for a new Government, some of
which include the naming of Lord
Halifax, Foreign Secretary, in place
of Chamberlain, the Prime Minister
it; expected to announce greater pow-
er for stocky Winston Churchill, First
Lord of the Admiralty.
A month ago Churchill was named
chairman of a ministerial committee
on military coordination, but since
then Chamberlain has let it be known
he himself still was in control.
Veteran political observers weigh-
ing the case for the determined op-
position against the Government's
voting power and debating strength
expressed belief that the conserva-
tive government would ride out the
storm but would be faced with an
aroused and fighting opposition on
every future measure.
Border Clashes Reported
BUDAPEST, May 6.-()-Rumania
tonight imposed censorship on for-
eign newspaper correspondents and
mobilized her entire military and
civilian defense organization for com-
plete air raid exercises.
The censorship regulations were
announced as an Italian was report-
ed killed and an Italian airplane re-
ported shot down in two week-old
incidents on the Yugoslav-Italian
Italian troops were reported rein-
forced to 300,000 men in the sector
north of Fiume near the Yugoslav
Propaganda Minister Giurescu said
that henceforth all "important or sen-
sational news" must be submitted to
the Rumanian Ministry for verifica-
tion before being dispatched.
Penalties for sending news the
Government deems inexact will range
up to a seven-year jail term, al-
though up to the present expulsion
has been the severest penalty ever
imposed upon foreign correspondents
in Rumania.
Varsity Meets
Western State.

War Sum mary
(By The Associated Press)
BERLIN-Germans, rushing relief
overhead to Narvik garrison, locate
British and French units that failed
to catch boats; airmen report cap-
ture of British submarine; Hitler
agrees with King Gustaf on "future
political attitude" of Germany and
ROME-Mussolini discusses mili-
tary problems with Crown Prince
Umberto; "Precautionary measures"
reported taken near Yugoslav border
due to "French-British intrigues."
WASHINGTON-President Roose-
velt pledges support to any inter-
national agreement to prevent
bombing non-combatants.
Council Heads
To Be Chosen
By Engineers
Thirty Candidates Register
For Elections Today;
Voting ToBegin At 9
Thirty candidates from three
classes in the engineering college will
vie for six posts on the Engineering
Council, governing body of the col-
lege, at the annual election from
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today.
Polling stations will be open in
the lobby of the East Engineering
Building and the Arch entrance of
the West Engineering Building. Up-
on presentation of an engineering
identification card, each student will
be allowed two votes for candidates
from his own class.
Chosen in the election will be two
candidates from each of the Junior,
Sophomore and Freshman 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.
Candidates from the Class of '41E
whose petitions have been accepted
by the Union Council are: Jeffries
Pace, George P. Hogg, Spencer Reitz,
Seymore Furbush, Donald Hartwell
and Charles Tieman.
Students from the Class of '42E
included on the ballot are: William
Angst, Robert G. Brown, Henry
Fielding, Richard C. Higgins, Har-
per Hull, Tex Kennedy, Verne Ken-
nedy, William Lundin, Jack Marrow,
George Pusack, Carl Rohrbach, Rob-
ert Summerhays and Henry Zeller.
Civic Planners
Will Meet Here
City Delegates To Report
On Home Progress
More than 200 Michigan residents
who are actively interested in civic,
regional, and state planning will
meet here in a one-day session
Thursday to discuss methods of
arousing organized citizen support
for systematic planning of govern-
Sponsored by the American Civic
and Planning Association and the
University College of Architecture
and Design, the informal meeting
will be headlined by addresses by Mr.
Walter Berendt, city planning con-
sultant of Buffalo, and Miss Harlean
James, executive secretary of the
Delegates from Michigan cities
will give short reports concerning
civic improvements in their own

Frank A. Picard
To SpeakTonight
Unemployment will be the sub-
ject of a talk entitled "Where Do We
Go From Here?" which will be given
trvniaht at 1the annual vnring,n- .

Troopships Return Men
Safely To Home Port
Despite Nazi Bombers
Ironside Praises
Order Of Retreat
LONDON, May 7 (Tuesday).-(P
-British and French soldiers, worn
from German bombing in the
Trondheim sector of Norway, were
disclosed early today to have re-
turned to England just after the
Allies had admitted the loss of three
destroyers defending troop convoys.
Safe arrival of the troops, but
destruction of a British, a French
and a Polish destroyer, was an-
flounced as Prime Minister Cham-
berlain prepared to explain failure
of the Norwegian campaign that has
jeopardized his government.
Allied troops,, just landed in a
northern British port, were praised
by General Sir Edmund Ironside,
chief of the Imperial BritishGeneral
Staff, for having "come back with
your tails up."
"Don't think you were driven out
of Norway," General Ironside said.
"You were ordered out of Norway,
and the great thing is that your
discipline brought you out.
You were an advance guard, and
we had thought that we would be
able to get to you the guns and
aviation which make it possible to
fight such a machine as you were
opposed to. But, as you know, very
soon the race went against us."
The 1,870-ton British destroyer
Afridi, was bombed and sunk off
Namsos in defending the troop ship
convoy which brought the Allied
force back to England. The Afridi
normally carried 219 men and there
was no word as to how many were
saved, if any.
Allies Reinforce
Mediterranean Fleet
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, May 6.-(P)
-The guns of a newly arrived
squadron of Allied cruisers, reinforc-
ing French and British battlefleets,
gleamed in Alexandria harbor today
and British warplanes stood with
bomb racks loaded fo a quick take-
"We are ready to meet Italy on
land, sea and air should she decide
to fight," said.British official circles
as this display of naval and air
might spread itself out to defend,
in any emergency, the vital Suez
"The test has already started,"
these sources said of the question
whether Italy might decide to fight,
hinting the answer was expected
within the next seven days.
"In the fact the Allies' attitude
is defiant," these spokesmen contin-
ued, "because it is tantamount to
a reply, not to a diplomatic note, but
rather to a naval demonstration of
great significance."
Old Leg In jury
Forces Kromer
From Gridiron
The "1937 Kiski jinx" struck Mich-
igan football its third blow yester-
day afternoon when halfback Paul
Kromer, after weighing gridiron glory
against the risk of permanent injury,
decided to withdraw from collegiate
The 152 pound triple threat back,
shackled by a torn ligament in the
back of his right knee since the 1939
opener against Michigan State Oct.
8, had been considering the move
since the end of the football season

and a combination of factors finally
influenced his decision.
He had reported for spring prac-.
tice two weeks ago, worked out a few
days but had not participated in
any contact work.
The Lorain, Ohio, halfback's with-
drawal marks him as the third Kiski
Prep backfield star who came here
in 1937 and who has been forced, by
a leg injury, to retire from football.





Visiting Author Carl Van Doren
Comments On Pulitzer Winners

Carl Van Doren, 1939 Pulitzer biog-
raphy winner, slipped inconspicuous-
ly into Ann Arbor town early Satur-
day morning to spend a month here
in the Clements Library browsing
through 170 volumes of Benedict
Arnold's correspondence, spy notes,
ciphers and codes to ferret out ma-
terial for his new book, temporarily
entitled "Treason Plot," to be pub-
lished in the fall of 1941.
Biographer of "Benjamin Frank-
lin" and historian in "Treason Plot",
Van Doren revealed plans for a third
book "in the future" to be a novel
of the same period, thus completing
a trilogy of Revolutionary War days.
"When I finish this book," he said
in his Union room last night, "people
will be surprised to find that Arnold's
actions were quite comprehensible-
he wasn't such a devil, you know.
Speaking of traitors, I'm not inter-
ested in tagging a name onto a per-
son, I want to tell what he did."
Chain-smoking as he talked, Van
Doren turned from his book to to-
day's announcement of the 1940
Pulitzer Prize winners. "They were
excellent choices!" he exclaimed,
"there was no question about Stein-
beck's "Grapes of Wrath." Sand-
burg's "Lincoln's War Years," was
,unmnistakl aarnize book. andiSaro-

Game Today
Week For

Begins Hectic


It looks like another heavy after-
noon for Michigan's frustrated Wol-
verines as Coach Ray Fisher's war-
riors entertain a crack Western State
Teachers' College team at Ferry Field
today at 4 p.m.
The game will be the beginning of
a busy week for the Varsity. To-
morrow the Wolverines travel to Hills-
dale for a breather with the Hillsdale
nine, while the weekend will find
Ohio State here for a two-game
The usual split-pitching assign-
ments will prevail for the contests
with Michigan's non-Conference op-
ponents. Lyle Bond and Mickey
Stoddard, who is rapidly becoming
the workhorse of the Varsity pitching
staff, will divide the mound chores

cropped greyish hair, Carl Van Doren
is no new visitor to Ann Arbor, for
it was only last year that he came
here to give the Hopwood address.
He praised highly the work of Mich-
igan's Hopwood writers and called
Ann Arbor "the most attractive Uni-
versity town in the United States."

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