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Chamberlain Fights Off
Parliament's Challenge



Retain Premiership

Narrowness Of Majority
May Force Resignation
Or Coalition Cabinet
Domestic Situation
Appears Uncertain
LONDON, May 8.-(R)-Neville
Chamberlain remained the master of
Britain's War Government by the
narrow margin of 81 votes tonight
after beating off for the moment
the thunder of criticism which in
two days of historic House of Com-
mons debate had threatened his
Ministry for its surrender in cen-
tral and southern Norway.
The Government carried a vote
on a question of confidence at con-
clusion of First Lord of Admiralty
Winston Churchill's calm, firm, al-
most deprecatory speech, by 281 tory
votes to 200 for the combined oppo-
Conservatives' Position Clouded
The Conservatives' position was
clouded, however, by the 134absen-
tees or abstentions, who, with those
voting in opposition, make a major-
ity of the 615 members.
Moreover, an estimated forty
members who hormally are Govern-
ment supporters voted with the op-
Some political obervers speculated
on whether the 71-year-old Prime
Minister, chastened by the unex-
pectedly large opposition vote, might
follow the example of the former
Premier of France, Edouard Dala-
dier, and resign. There was noth-
ing, however, to confirm any such
Opposition Jubilant
Men who had hammered at the
Government for two days took the
vote as, a victory rather than as a
defeat. Jubilantly they sang "Rule
B'ittania," and shouted "Go! Re-
sign!" as the gaunt Chamberlain
left the House.
Should the man who led Britain
to Munich and then to war to de-
story "Hitlerism," actually go to the
King to resign, his most likely suc-
cessor would be Churchill or Foreign
Secretary Lord Halifax, possibly at
thehead of a government of all
But the political situation was in
a great state of uncertainty.
One possibility, however, was that
Chamberlain would now attempt to
form a National Government of all
parties, inviting Labor and Liberals
to take portfolios in his cabinet.
The Labor Party convention on
Monday may decide to reverse its
decision not to participate in the
Yugoslav Mission
Goes To Moscow
BUDAPEST, May 9 (Thursday-
(/)-It was learned authoritatively
early today that a Yugoslav military
mission headed by General Vojin
Maximovic, Inspector of the National
Defense, will leave Belgrade shortly
for Moscow to hold military talks
with Soviet Russian officials.
Authoritative sources in Belgrade
made this disclosure shortly after
it was reported in diplomatic quar-
ters that Britain and France were
offering*Yugoslavs the assistance of
troops, air forces and naval forces
and a guarantee of Yugoslav inde-
pendence and territorial integrity in
an effort to seal a Balkan alliance
against German or Italian aggres-
sion in Southeastern Europe.
An offer of military aid reportedly
her been made also to Hungary and
Bulgaria by the Allies.

Doherty Leaves Iowa
Hospital For Ann Arbor
(Vpecial To The Daily)
DES MOINES, Ia.-Coach Ken-
neth Doherty, Michigan track men-
tor who has been confined to a hos-
pital bed here for almost two weeks,
will leave for Ann Arbor today.
Doh'erty suffered an attack of
stomach hemorrhages at the Drake
Relays and doctors had refused to
allow him to return home until to-
day. He will not resume his duties
as yet, freshman track coach Ches-

Hits Government

Ypsilanti Girls
Protest Claims
Of Local Men

Coeds Dislike Mid
Attack; Men Sti
By Their Guns


Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes
(above), Admiral of the British
Fleet and National Conservative
member of Parliament, charged
that the Admiralty had rebuffed
him and kept the navy from
smashing its way into Norway's
Trondheim Fjord.
City Planners
To Hold State
Meetng Today
Expert In Regional Design
To Address Conference-
50 ExpectedTo Attend
More than 50 specially invited
delegates will assemble here today
for an informal open conference on
the subject of city and regional
planning, sponsored by the College
of Architecture and Design and the
Michigan State Chapter of the
American Planning and Civic Asso-
Opening with a luncheorn at noon
in the Union, the conference will
continue' with atmeeting in the Ar-
chitecture Auditorium at 3 p.m.
Five-minute reports on planning
progress throughout the state will
be given by the various delegates
at this session.
Walter Behrendt, city planning
consultant for Buffalo, will speak
on "City Planning" at 4:15 p.m. in
the Auditorium. His address will be
followed by a general discussion.
Miss Harlean James, executive
secretary of the Association, will dis-
cuss organization for the promotion
of planning at a dinner meeting,
the closing session of the conference,
scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in the

A rising storm of protest on the
Michigan Normal College campus
over charges by Michigan men that
Ypsilanti girls aren't all legend anq
song make them, failed to bring a
reversal in opinion on the campus.
Reports from Ypsilanti indicated
that the coeds there didn't take at
all kindly to attacks upon their beau-
ty but the Michigan men held to their
"I still say they aren't beauties,"
Ellis Wunsch, '40, Gargoyle Editor,
"They're too silly over there," Hal
Wilson, '42, declared.
"I don't know anything about Ypsi-
lanti girls and if they were as good
looking as the songs make them, I
certainly would," Carl Petersen, '40,
retiring Daily editor, declared.
Lawrence Gubow, '40, agreed whole
heartedly with the majority. "I've
dated them and found they weren't
good looking," he declared. "They
have the worst hair does in the coun-
Two lone Michiganrmen came out
in support of the fairer sex on the
not-so-far-distant campus.
"They're great," Woody Block, '42,
declared. "They aren't so sophisti-
cated as Michigan coeds. But they
certainly are from from perfect."
Half-hearted support also came
from Larry Allen, '40, who said that
"Ypsi girls are very fine girls but
I'm not interested."
Rumors persisted in Ann Arbor that
the attacks upon the Normal products
were going to bring action from the
The Flower That Blooms
In The Spring May NotI
LANSING, May 8.-(AP)-Michi-
gan's loveliest spring wild flower,
arbutus, is being steadily injured by
unthinking flower-pickers and is in
danger of extinction, the state con-
servation department said today.
A spokesman said persons unfa-
miliar with the proper way to obtain
the blossoms invariably attempted
to pluck the flowers. The stems, it
was said, are so hardy that the root
thus is pulled out and the plant dies.
The spokesman said arbutus should
be cut with a pair of scissors or a
sharp knife. The plant cannot be
successfully transplanted.

Congress Has
Dinner Today
Rockwell, Panar Assume
Offices In Independent
Men's Organization Here
Outgoing Officers
Will Present Talks
WilliamH. Rockwell, '41, and
David Panar, '41E, incoming pres-
ident and secretary-treasurer of
Congress, independent men's organ-
ization, will be formally inducted at
an installation banquet this evening
in the Union.
Phil Westbrook, '40, and Roland
Rhead, '40, outgoing officers, will
hand over their official duties to
Rockwell and Panar, and deliver
short presentation addresses. Also
on the speakers' list will be faculty
advisors Dean Walter B. Rea, Prof.
Bennett Weaver of the English de-
partment and W. Lloyd Berridge of
the Health Service. Blaz Lucas, '41,
new president of Interfraternity
Council, will be a special guest.
Congress' head committeemen
have been invited to attend and
special recognition will be given for
meritorious work during the past
Directly after the banquet there
will be a meeting of the Judiciary
Council, consisting of the faculty ad-
visors and' outgoing senior officers,
with the two newly appointed offi-
cers "sitting up." At this meeting
the junior staff will be chosen. This
staff will include chairmen of the
personnel, organization, social, acti-
vities, special projects, publicity work
and scholarship conimittees.
Student Senate
To Get Reports
Of Committees
Second Meeting Features
Organizational Work
At 7:30 Today In Unioi
Committee reports are scheduled
for presentation at the second meet-
ing of Student Senate since its elec-
tion two weeks ago, at 7:30 p.m. to-
day in the Union, according to Ar-
nold White, '41, secretary
Of the committees appointed last
Sunday by newly-elected President
Robert Reed, '42, reports will be
heard from the Parley, Rights, Pub-
lic Affairs, Student Affairs and Ser-
vice, and the Functions Committees,
White said.
Plans for perhaps four parleys
a year, will be the topic of the Par-
ley Committee report, while Negro
discrimination in intercollegiate ath-
letics will be taken up by the Rights
Committee, in line with a resolution
passed by the Spring Parley last
month, White said.
Student Affairs and Service Com-
mittee will take up the work of the
now defunct Cleaning Committee,
and the Functions Committee will
deal primarily with problems of Sen-
ate finance. Further, White said,
the committees will try to present
a detailed program for the rest of
the current term, indicating the
problems facing them and the ac-
complishments they hope to achieve.

Engine Council
Election Settled
Hutcherson, Gilliom Win;
Heads To Be Picked
Selection of representatives of the
Freshman and Sophomore engineer-
ing classes on the Engineering Coun-
cil, stalemated by ties in the elec-
tion Tuesday, were completed late
last night -by lot in a conference
between candidates and election of-
Winners in the three-way tie in
the Freshman class were William
Hutcherson of Detroit and Richard
Gilliom of Indianapolis, Ind. They
will receive three and one year
terms respectively.
La Sociedad Hispanica
Elects Young President'


Managing Editor

Business Manager

Phi Rho Sigma Hangs Its Pin
On May Festival's Lily Pons




Lily Pons, a petite bit 'of Metro-
politan opera star, passed through
the door of a college fraternity for
the first time in her life here last
night, and for her kindness became
the first woman to wear the pin of
Phi Rho Sigma, a medical fraternity.
While a houseful of embarrassed
young medical students performed a
show that they have planned for
more than two months, Miss Pons
sat by and admitted she "was never
so embarrassed in my life-I've never
been with so many men!"
Planned For Long Time
Members of the fraternity con-
ceived the idea when it was first
announced that Miss Pons would sing
Architects Pick
New President
Harrison, Stoll Will Head
Architectural Council
William Harrison, '41A, was elect-
ed president of the Architectural
Council of the Architecture Society
yesterday by the members of the pres-
ent council.
Robert Stoll, '41A, was chosen as
vice-president, Ann Vedder, '41A, sec-
retary, and John Kelly, '41A, busi-
ness manager. Heads of commit-
tees were also announced. They are:
business, George Gaunt, '41A; fi-
nance, Linn Smith, '41A; new activi-
ties, Suzanne Holtzmann, '42A; so-
cial, Margaret Whittemore, '41A;
maintenance, David Proctor, '42A;
publicity, Paul O. Rogers, '41A; and
records, C. Edward Boston, '41A.
Selection of the officers was made
by the board from the members of
the present council, and the commit-
tee heads were chosen by the point
and merit system from a group of try-
Opera Receives Script
"No Tanks, Girls," the first sciipt
to be submitted for the Michigan
Union Opera, was turned over to
Mimes officials today by Sid Wein-
berg, '42, and Fred -Hirschman, '42,

Guttman Business Head
Of Daily Staff For 1940

in the May Festival here Friday, and
after an exchange of friendly letters
the negotiations were completed.
It wasn't all as easy as that, how-
ever.. The men had to promise not
to smoke, nor drink, nor allow any
other women to enter the premises.
"I'm only accepting," she explained,
"because I have a fondness for doc-
tors. This is the first time in my
life I have ever consented to any
offer of this kind."
The auburn-haired little singer
also told that medical fraternity
that she was "too tired to dress for-
mal." So instead she wore stylish
blue frock with pleats in the skirt,
red accessories and a hat that was
heavily decorated with big red roses.
Even one of America's most popu-
lar singers and movie stars was an
unwilling subject to the indiscretions
of the Michigan men, however. She
stood waiting in the lobby of the
League for more than five minutes
before her escort arrived, late for
probably the most important date in
their college lives.
At the house the brothers gave her
a reception that ran a scale of humor
and sentimentality all the way from
a fake operation to the presentation
of the first "sweetheart" pin ever to
be bestowed by the national organiza-
tion of Phi Rho Sigma.
Joined In The Singing
And when the men sang a song
"to the sweet smiles of Lily Pons,"
she joined in with her million dollar
voice and carried on through the final
chorus. The song itself had been
composed especially for the occasion.
When it came time to hang the
pin, the duty fell to Robert Davies,
the house president who is engaged
to a girl who has not yet learned of
the celebration. Miss Pons respond-
ed graciously, "You are all very kind
and sweet, and I thank all of you."
She will sing here Friday night,
and then move to New York City
where she will appear at the World's
Just a note to Andre Kostelanetz:
most of the dinner conversation con-
cerned "my husband who is now in
All of the Phi Rho Sigma house
had a part in the plans, but Warren
Austin, of Seattle, and Harold M.
Jesurun, of Puerto Rico, did most
of the hard work.

Chandler, Sarasohn Also
Named; Donaldson And
Johnson Top Garg Staff
Samuel And Cory
To Direct 'Ensian
Hervie Haufler, '41, of Covington,
Ky., was named managing editor 1sf
the 1940-41 Daily and Irving Gutt-
man, '41, of Tarrytown, N.Y., was
appointed business manager by the
Board in Control of Student Publica-
tions last night.
Paul M. Chandler, '41, of Sault
Ste. Marie, was selected as city edi-
tor and Alvin Sarasohn, '41, Detroit,
was chosen editorial director.
David Donaldson, '41, of Dearborn
was named editor-in-chief of the
Gargoyle with Paul Johnson, '41, of
Grand Haven as business manager.
Editor of the Michiganensian will
be Charles B. Samuel, '41, of Altoona,
Penna., with John W. Cory, '41, of
Spencer, Ia., as business manager.
MacDonald Edits Directory
Ellen MacDonald, '40, of Saginaw,
will be editor of the Summer Direc-
tory with Richard T. Waterman, '4,
of Albany, N.Y., as business man-
ager. Waterman is the retiring busi-
ness manager of the 'Ensian and Miss
MacDonald is the retiring women's
business manager.
Volney Morin, '41, of Chicago, Ill.,
was selected by the Board to act as
associate Daily business manager in
charge of promotion. Robert Gil-
mour, '41, of Negaunee, will be asso-
ciate business manager in charge of
William Loud, '41, of Detroit, was
named associate editor of the Gar-
goyle and Bernard Bloom, '41, of
Brookline, Mass., will be associate
business manager.
The Board announced that , the
appointments of the women's editor,
the sports editor, the associate edi-
tors, the junior night editors, and the
under heads of the various staffs will
be announced tomorrow following a
meeting of the new heads.
Haufler's Record
Haufler who has served on The
Daily since his second semester
freshman year is a member of Phi
Beta Kappa, president of Sigma Del-
ta Chi, honorary professional jour-
nalism society, Phi Eta Sigma,
Sphinx, Mimes and served this year
as co-chairman in charge of publicity
for the Union Opera. He has also
served as fiction-editor of Perspec-
tives, and has won a Daily scholar-
ship award.
Guttman is a member of Phi Eta
Sigma and was loca advertising man-
ager of The Daily this last year, work-
ing also on the business staff since
his second semester freshman year.
Chandler A Sphinx
Chandler, who is a member of
Sphinx, junior honorary society, has
served on The Daily for three years
and is assistant in the Ann Arbor
Bureau of the Detroit News. Sara-
sohn, a member of Sigma Delta Chi,
became a member of Phi Eta Sigma
his fresman year. He also has been
on the Daily editorial staff for three
Donaldson, a member of Theta Chi
fraternity, won his numerals in track
and was a member of the freshman
Glee Club. He began his publications
career on the 'Ensian and has been on
the Gargoyle staff this last year.
Johnson, a member of Sigma Phi
fraternity, is a member of Triangles,
honorary engineering society. He is
also a member of ASME and has
served on the committees of Frosh
Frolic and J-Hop. He has been on
the Gargoyle business staff for three
Samuel's Record
Samuel, who is a member of Pi
Lambda Phi fraternity and has been
recently elected treasurer, has served

on the editorial staff of the 'Ensian
since his second semester freshman
year and has won a Publications
Cory, a member of Sigma Chi fra-
ternity and has been recently elect-
ed vice-president of the house, is a
member of Sphinx, and has his bas-
ketball numerals and was a member
of IFC last year. He has been on
the 'Ensian business staff three years,
working this year as sales and adver-
tising manager.


Pygmalion's' Broadway Return
May Depend On Reaction Here

Ruth Chatterton has not made up
her mind, but Ann Arbor may play
an important part in her decision
whether or not to take Shaw's "Pyg-
malion" for its third trip to Broad-
You might think "Pygmalion" has
three strikes on it before it makes
its third bow. It was written in 1912,
has been presented in New York by
Lynn Fontanne, and was recently
caught in the celluloid of Hollywood.
Miss Chatterton, however, believes
that "the play has not aged a bit
and that it is as much in touch with
modern life as when it was first
written." The only change which
will be made in the Ann Arbor pro-
duction is the costuming.
She added that the play also still
paints an accurate picture of the
cockneys of London, who still don
their native dress, known as "pear-
lies" because of the excessive amount
of pearl buttons used on them.
Although denying that she ever
makes plans, Miss Chatterton ad-
mitted that she would like to, and
is toying with the idea of using Ann

Negroes Battle For Democracy
Not Themselves, ASU Is Told

"The Negroes are not fighting a
battle for themselves alone, but for
democracy in America," Herman
Long, Grad, chairman of the South-
ern Negro Youth Congress, empha-
sized yesterday afternoon, speaking
in the Union under the auspices of
the American Student Union.
The problems of the Negroes in
the South, Long explained, are com-
mon to much of the South's white

seeking a practical solution to the
race abuses prevalent in the South.
The Negro, Long maintained,
should "attack the basic problems"
of race discrimination, rather than
try to remedy minor surface aspects
of these hatreds. These "basic prob-
lems," he observed, include the
struggle for jobs, the vote, educa-
tion, economic security and other
aspects of civil liberties. He sug-
gested that, above all, the poll taxes

ton expresses her attitude toward
them in this way: "There's more
money in Hollywood, but when

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