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A New Staff
Begins Work..

VOL. I. No 159 - Z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY MAY 10, 1940






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Esther Osser,
D. Wirtchafter
Are Women's,
Sports. Editors
Senior Associate Positions
Are Given To Goldman,
OrshefskyAnd Kessler
Daily Lower Staff
Jobs Are Named
Donald M. Wirchafter, '41, of Cleve-
land Heights, Ohio, was named
sports editor of The Daily, and Es-
ther Osser, 41, of Munising, was
appointed women's editor yesterday
by the Board in Control of Student
Announced also were the appoint-
ments of three associate editors, 13
night editors, the sports and women's
staffs, and the new business staff.
Senior editors were announced on
Wednesday evening.
Named as associate editors of The
Daily were Karl Kessler of Ann Ar-
bor, Howard Goldman of Chicago,
and Milton Orshefsky, of Elizabeth,
N. J., all '41.
Named To Honor Group
Wirtchafter has 'een a member
of the Daily's sports staff for three
years and was named to Phi Eta
Sigma in his freshman year. He is
a member of Zeta Beta Tau frater-
nity and was a J-Hop committee-
man. Miss Osser is a member of
Mortarboard and Senior Society and
acted as publicity chairman for the
Assembly banquet.
Appointments to night editorships
are: Chester Bradley, '42, of Eaton
Rapids; Gerald -Burns, '42, of..De-
troit; Bernard Dober, '41, of Bridge-
port, Conn.; Albert P. Blaustein, '42,
of Brooklyn, N. Y.; Emile Gele, '42,
of Gulfport, Miss.; Jay McCormick,
'42, of Detroit; William Newton, '42,
of Ann Arbor; Rosebud Scott, '42, of
Ferndale; Robert Speckhard, '43, of
Saginaw; Shirley Wallace, '42, of
Passaic, N. J.; Alvin Dann, '42, of
Detroit; David Lachenbruch, '42, of'
New Rochelle, N. Y., and Jean Sha-
pero, '42, of Detroit.
Junior Staff Appointed
Wirtchafter made the following
appointments to his junior staff:
Woody Block, '42, of Flint; Stanley
Davis, '42, of Norristown, Pa.; Gene
Gribbroek, '41, of Rochester, New
York; Norman Miller, '41, of Spring-
field, Mass.; Gerry Schaflander, '42,
of Detroit, and Harold Wilson, '42,
of Philadelphia
Miss Osser made the following ap-
pointments to the women's junior
staff: Frances Aaronson, of Wash-
ington, D.C., Jeanne Crump, of Ann
Arbor, Doris Cuthbert, of Ann Ar-
bor, Alice Haas, of Monroe, Janet
Hiatt, of Rochester, N. Y., Grace
Miller, of Ishpeming and Rhoda
Leshine, of New Haven, Conn., all
Irving Guttman, business mana-
(Continued on Page 2)
Donaldson, Johnson Name
Garg's Junior Staff
Appointments of junior editorial
and business staff members of Gar-
goyle, campus humor magazine,
were made yesterday afternoon by
Dave Donaldson, new editor-in-chief,'
and Paul Johnson, new business
manager of the publication.
The following were named mem-
bers of next year's junior editorial
staff by Donaldson: Joe Edelman,

,Detroit; Betty Fariss, Ann Arbor;
Dave Hunter, Detroit; Betty Croc-
kett, Detroit; and Thomas Good-
kind, Chicago.
Johnson appointed the following
as new junior members of the busi-
ness staff: Sales, William Schust,
Saginaw; publications, Ralph Mitch-
ell, Rochester, N. Y.; advertising,
Arthur Kirkpatrick, Hinsdale, Ill.;
and accounts, Marjorie Polumbaum,
Harrison, N. Y.
'Hammer' Is Snapped
By 'Varsity' At Derby
Snapped at the Kentucky Derby

New Sports And Women's Editors Named


Names Staff
For Next Year
Ellen Rhea Is Appointed
New Editor; Ludwig
Will Be Essay Editor
Announcement of the appoint-
ment of Ellen Rhea, '41, of Holland,
Mich., as editor of Perspectives for
the year 1940-41 was made last
night by James Allen and Harvey
Swados, outgoing co-editors of the
Jay McCormick, '42, was chosen
fiction editor; Howard Moss, '43, po-
etry editor; Richard Ludwig, '42,
essay editor; James Green, '40, book'
-review editor, and Shirley Wallace,
'42, publications manager.
There were two changes an-
nounced on the advisory board;
Emile Weddige to replace Howard
Whalen as art adviser and Morris
Greenhut to replace Wallace Bacon,
whose term as faculty adviser has
Miss Rhea is a member of Delta
Delta Delta sorority and has been
advertising manager of Gargoyle
during the last year. She has served
in the past as president of the Amer-
ican Student Union.
McCormick, a member of Lambda
Chi Alpha fraternity, was last night
appointed a junior editor of The
Daily for the next year. He was
awarded a first prize in the essay
division of the Hopwood contest dur-
ing his freshman year and has been
a regular contributor to campus lit-
erary publications.
Moss was a winner in the poetry
division of the freshman Hopwood
contests this year. He is a member
of Phi Eta Sigma, freshman honor-
ary society, and his poetry has ap-
(Continued on Page 6)
Jamews Goes To Capital
Prof. Preston E. James, of the
geography department left yesterday
for Washington where he will attend
the meeting of the American Scienti-
fic Congress beginning today and
lasting until May 18. Professor James
is vice-chairman of the division of
history and geography of the Con-
Nme Will Meet B

Council Picks
Junior Heads
For Congress
Seven Members Chosen
To Head Committees
At Installation Dinner
Junior appointments of Congress,
independent men's association, were
announced yesterday at the installa-
tion banquet in the Union.
Those appointed by the Executive
Council to committee chairmanships
were: Frederick H. Thompson, '42E,
personnel committee; Richard L.
Shuey, '42E, organization commit-
tee; Richard H. Coe, '42E, social
committee; Gordon J. Andrew, '42,
activities committee; William Jack-
son, '41, special projects committee;
Orval Johnson, '42, publicity work
committee, and Robert J. Mack, '42,
scholarship committee.
Dean Walter B. Rea and Dr. Lloyd
Berridge of the Health Service made
addresses at the banquet. Dean Rea
stressed the need for cooperation be-
tween extra-curricular groups. He
expressed the hope that this would
be carried over with the new offi-
cers. Dean Rea concluded the talk
with a promise of cooperation from
the University.
The appointments were released by
the Congress Judiciary Council,
which is made up of three faculty
advisors and the outgoing Executive
Council officers. Prof. Bennet Wea-
ver of the English department, Dr,
Lloyd Berridge and Dean Rea are
the faculty advisors.
Dorothy Maynor Thrills
Ann Arbor With Voice
Dorothy Maynor added Ann Arbor
to her list of conquests last night
while 5,000 sat or stood in Hill Audi-
torium during the second May Fes-
tival concert and paid unrestrained
tribute to the Negro soprano's sing-
Miss Maynor was called back seven
times following her rendition of three
operatic arias, the first numbers she
has ever sung in the Midwest. She
acknowledged the acclaim by sing-
ing two encores, one a specially re-
quested spiritual.
adoers Today;
Defeats Netmen
(Special To The Daily)
EVANSTON, Ill., May 9.-Led by
Seymour Greenberg, Northwestern's
powerful tennis team swept through
six singles and three doubles matches
here this afternoon to whitewash
Michigan's netmen, 9-0.
Greenberg, playing his usual stea-
dy, accurate game, had little trou-
ble beating Capt. Sam Durst in
straight sets, 6-0, 6-4.
Only in two matches, the fourth
singles and the third doubles, did
the Wolverines extend the Wildcats
to three sets. Wayne Stille, Michi-
gan sophomore, featured in both
these matches.

Ten Juniors
Given Union
Council Posts
Gould, Heinen Installed
At Banquet; Keys Given
To Members Of Board
Pollock Discusses
Position Of Union
The appointments of 10 junior
members to the Union executive
council were announced last night
following the installation banquet of
that organization.
The men selected are: Bob Shedd,
'42, of Detroit; Robert Sibley, '42E,
of Pontiac; Richard Scherling, '42,
of Detroit; Dick Strain, '42, of New
Bedford, Mass.; Robert Samuels, '42,
of Denver; Carl Rhrbach, '42E, of
East Aurora, N. Y.; James Rossman,
'42E, of Jackson; Albert Ludy, '42,
of Washington, D. C.; Bill Slocum,
'42, of East Orange, N. J., and Jack
Grady, '42, of Wayne.
Officially Installed
Douglas Gould, '41, and Charles
Heinen, '41E, newly appointed pres-
ident and recording secretary of the
Union were officially installed in
their positions at the banquet. They
replace Don Treadwell and Hadley
Featured speaker at the traditional
annual event, was Prof. James K.
Pollock, of the political science de-
partment. Professor Pollock, speak-
ing on the Union's position in the
University, noted the progressive
work of the organization through its
existence on the Michigan campus.
Keys were awarded to members of
the student staffs and of the Union'
board of directors. Board members
awarded were: Prof. John E. Tracy,
Treadwell, Smith, Robert Elliott,
William Yetzer, Raymond Fruitiger,
Ted Spangler, John Hart and Harry
Howell, all '42.
Members Receive Keys
Members of th junior executive
council receiving keys were: Gould,
Heinen, Irl Brent, Elmer Foster,
Marshall Brown, Peter Browi, Har-
"old Singer, Charles Kerner, Robert
Ulrich, James Palmer and Robert
Sophomore committeemen receiv-
ing awards included: Grady, Ludy,
Rohrback, Rossman, Scherling, Sam-
uels, Shedd, Sibley, Slocum, Strain,
Versel Case, Frank Collins, David
Frederick, John Gracey and Sanford
Harris. Also awarded were Stanley
Kleuss, Thomas Kohler, Francis
Morley, Warren Solovich, Grant
Whipple, William Wittliff, Joseph
Harris, Robert Pasch and George
Civic Planning
Groups Confer
Meetilg Here Considers
Present Day Trenis
The present problem of housing in
our large cities is caused by the fact
that our capacity for making tech-
nological progress is not paralleled
by the power to adjust to this pro-
gress, said Dr. Walter Berendt, con-
sultant of the City Planning Group
of Buffalo, in a talk before the Civic
Planning Conference held at the
Architecture School.
At the dinner meeting held in the
Union Miss Harlean James, executive

secretary of the American Planning
and Civic Association, said that the
people of America are becoming more
"plan-conscious", which she believes
will eventually culminate in a Fed-
eral parkway system.
City, county and Federal plans
must have sufficient elasticity to al-
low for future changes, Miss James
said, adding that city planning com-
missions cannot allow present zoning
conditions to influence them in con-
tinuing these defects, and thus per-
petuating existing evils.
"We are making decisions and
spending money for improvements
every day. It is merely a question of

High School
Seniors Win
Undergraduate Awards
Covering Year's Fees
Made To 100 Students
Nominations Given
By Alumni Groups
One hundred high school seniors
from every part of Michigan were
notified yesterday that they had won
Alumni Undergraduate Scholarships
for the next school year at the Uni-
versity. Each award covers two se-
mesters' fees totaling $120.
Winners are selected each year on
the basis of scholarship, character
and financial need. 75 of the 100
1940-41 winners were chosennfrom
hundreds of nominations made by
local University of Michigan Clubs
and alumnae groups throughout the
state. The remaining 25 were select-
ed from nominations made by groups
of alumni and alumnae in smaller
communities where there are no
organized University of Michigan
Students who maintain a suffi-
ciently high standard of scholastic
attainment under the grant are eli-
gible for similar awards in successive
years at the University. This year
there are 229 scholarships winners
of previous years in the undergrad-
uate colleges of the University.
Announcement of the scholarship
awards, made by Dean Clarence S.
Yoakum, vice-president of the Uni-
versity in charge of educational in-
vestigations follows by cities:
Herbert J. Fisher of Adrian; John
M. Sherwig of Alpena; Maxine o.
Fulford, Lillian M. Isaacson, Fred-
erick C. Wellington and Geraldine
M. Stuck of Ann Arbor; Robert R.
Shopoff and Robert H. Sovern of
Battle Creek; Robert J. Gustafson
and Mary V. Miller of Bay City.
Ralph W. DeBlois and David A.
Tyner of Benton Harbor; Richard
A. Harvey of Birmingham; Lillian
Moeller and Richard N. Filer of
Dearborn; Ann MMillan Betsy A.
Lawerence, Genevieve H. Fialkowski,
Mary C. Barden, Suzanne R. Sims,
Gregor G. Hileman, Allen H. Ander-
son, John F. Harrigan, Frank
(Continued on Page 6)
Freshman Society
To Hold Initiation
In Union May 13
Phi Eta Sigma's annual initiation
ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m.,
May 13, in the Union, Richard Lud-
wig, '42, secretary, announced last
More than 60 freshman who have
earned a scholarship point average of
at least 3.5, half "A" and half "B",
will be initiated into the society, Lud-
wig estimated. There will be 36 from
the school of literature, 27 from the
engineering school, and one from the
school of architecture, he announced,
Following the ceremony there will
be a banquet held at 6:15 p.m. in the

Surprise Attack
Made At Dawn
Sirens Heard In London, Paris;
Holland Opens Her Dykes
Germany invaded the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg today
(Friday) landing parachute troops at many points and meeting stiff opposi-
tion as the Low Countries mobilized all troops and Holland opened her dykes,
flooding strategic border areas.
Waves of German bombers and transport planes launched the newest
Nazi Blitzkrieg in the dark hours before dawn at about 5 a.m. (11 p.m. E.S.T.
Thursday), realizing the Low Countries worst fears since war began Sept. 1.
The German government announced at 7:35 a.m. (1:35 a.m. E.S.T.) that
she was taking the Netherlands and Belgium under protection and was
moving with all her forces to forestall an "immediate" British-French
offensive through the Low Countries toward the rich Reich industrial
region of the Ruhr.
Simultaneously the German air force struck at Paris and London, occa-
sioning an air raid alarm of an hour and 48 minutes in Paris, and vigorous
anti-aircraft shooting by the British along the Thames estuary.
United States Ambassador in Belgium, John Cudahy, informed Secretary
of State Hull that one German and one Luxembourg citizen had been
killed in preliminary fighting, and that heavy German air forces were
swarming over that tiny country, in a corner bordered by Germany, Bel-
gium and France.
Instantly appeals for aid were sent to the Allied Government and the
Netherlands Legation in London announced "we are now allies of Britain
and France. Our appeal for aid sent to the Allied Governments has been
answered and Britain and France are going to our assistance immediately."
Allies Promise Full Aid To Low Countries
In London it was stated officially this morning that the British-French
Allies will give Belgium and the Netherlands full help against German
The German announcement of her action was made by DNB, official
German news agency. The statement said the "Reichs Government has
submitted to the Royal Belgium and Royal Netherlands Governments a
memorandum wherein the Reich's Government announced that she has
evidence unequivocally proving that an English and French attack against
Germany is immediately impending and that this attack toward the Ruhr
will lead via Belgium and Holland.
"The Reichs Government therefore ordered German troops to safeguard
the neutrality of these countries with all military means of the Reich. The
Reich Government addressed another memorandum to the Luxembourg
"The Reichs Government therein established that she is reliably informed
that England and France, in pursuance of their policy of expansion of the
war, decided to attack Germany in the near future via Dutch and Belgian
"In order to ward off the impending attack, German troops received an
order to safeguard the neutrality of these two countries. Since the offensive
decided upon by France and England shall also include Luxembourg, the
Reichs Government sees itself forced to expand the military operations under-
way for staving off the attack also to include Luxembourg territory."
Brussels Airport Bombed In First Attack
In Brussels the Belgian Foreign Ministry said the invasion was launched
by bombardment of the Brussels airport.
Great clouds of smoke could be seen rising from the airport while anti-
aircraft batteries kept up a continual pounding against the invaders.
The Defense Ministry immediately declared a "state of alarm" through-
out the nation which in the World War learned the tragic cost of a German
The Belgian cabinet went into emergency session as soon as the first
news came through that the Netherlands was invaded.
Meanwhile the Netherlands' army quartermaster issued the first com-
munique on the German invasion which declared:
"German troops have crossed the Netherlands frontier starting at three
"Aerial attacks have been launched on some airdromes.
"The army and anti-aircraft artillery are ready.
"The inundations are proceeding according to plans.
"At present as far as one knows at least six German airplanes have
been shot down."

cYpsi Girls' To Visit Ann Arbor;
Plan Revenge On Michigan Men

President Roosevelt
Calls Conference

Virtually eliminated from the Con-
ference pennant race for the season,
Coach Ray Fisher's Wolverines will
be battling for the consolation of a
spot in the Big Ten first division
when the Varsity opens a two-game
series with Ohio State at Ferry Field
at 4 p.m. today.
Coincidently, the Buckeyes will be
gunning for the same objective, how-
ever, as both teams are tied for fifth
place in the Conference standings to
date, with a percentage of .500.
Coach Fritz Mackey's men have
broken even in double-headers with
Illinois and Purdue, the rest of their
scheduled Big Ten games having been


(Special To The Daily)
YPSILANTI, May 9.-Stung to the
quick by attacks upon their beauty
by University of Michigan men, a war
council of Michigan Normal College
coeds planned an invasion of the
Wolverine campus Friday.
The inter-college battle, which
started when a Michigan Daily in-
terviewer found that Michigan men
certainly weren't convinced that Ypsi
girls are paragons of beauty, appeared
near ,its peak.
Coed leaders said that they would
be in Ann Arbor "at three o'clock to
win revenge." "Just be outside An-
gell Hall at that time and you'll see
what they mean." leaders declared.

had hair that was so sleek and oily
he looked like a gigolo. Just wait,
until this afternoon and we'll show
them, gigolos and all."
Although the coeds-numbering
more than 20 in number and sup-
ported by outraged Normal College
men-would not reveal their plans,
they were expected to arrive in Ann
Arbor at 3 p.m. Their meeting place,
it was said, would be Angell Hall.
The Daily stories caused a sensa-
tion here which has not been dupli-
cated in years, Groups of students
met and discussed the stories and
there was talk of forming a vigilante
group to "talk things over" with the
Michigan men who were quoted.
* * * *

WASHINGTON, May 10 (Friday)
-(AP)-President Roosevelt called a
conference for 10:30 A.M. (EST) to-
day of State, Justice, Naval and Ar-
my experts to fix the neutrality lim-
its for American ships in light of the
German invasion of the Low Coun-
He also directed Secretary Mor-
genthau to take steps before the
markets open in the morning to
"freeze" the credits of Holland, Bel-
gium, and Luxembourg so that the
funds of these nations cannot be
The President stayed up far into
the early morning hours because of
the news from Europe to complete
these arrangements.

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