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May 15, 1940 - Image 1

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MainNetherlands Forces CeaseFighi


As German
Land And Aerial
Struggle Begins
For Sedan Area
Gigantic Conflict Rages While Nazis Smash
Across Meuse River Valley And Historic
Battlefield; May Be Decisive Encounter
PARIS. May ,14. -(R)-The armies of Germany and France struggled
again tonight in a gigantic, no-quarter fight on the historic field of Sedan
after Adolf Hitler's columns had smashed into France through the historic
Meuse River valley, history's tried and trampled path of invasion.
The thunderous collision, which may prove the decisive turning point
of the war, came in full force following a five-day German offensive across
Luxembourg and Belgium and intotheFrench town of Sedan.
The French High Command announced that its forces had counter-
attacked, determined to keep the vital Meuse Valley out of the hands of
the Germans fighting to force a passage at Sedan across the Meuse River
The German offensive appeared to have turned into a campaign to
deliver a knockout blow to the French army on the Sedan battlefield,
where the Prussians destroyed the French fighting force and ended the
War of 1870.
The High Command's communique said the Germans were making a
"momentous effort with furious ob- -- -- --~
stinacy and at the expense of heavy
casualties" to press on through Se-Fisher to Give
dan after entering the town, which
is on the east bank of the Meuse. First Address
The French, still holding the wes
bank, accepted the challenge and
plunged into the battle at this bot- A
tleneck of the valley. (Here seven
words were censored.)
Military quarters described Sedan National Extension Group
as the northern "hinge" of the
French front, where the Maginot Starts Annual Four-Day
Line covering France's border with Parley Here Thursday
Germany and Luxembourg joins the
new line of fortifications protecting Opening its 25th annual confer-
the Belgian frontier. ence today in the Rackham Building,
The German strategy appeared to ec oa nteRca~ t
TheGeran traegyappare tothe National University Extension
be to try to crack that hinge and Association willholdra four-day ser-
drive into the plains of Champagne. ies of general sessions and group dis-
Tonight, 24 hours after the Ger- cussions on the "Objectives of Uni-
mans had reached the Meuse, the versity Extension in the Next Quar-
tide was swinging back and forth in ter Century."
what French military observers- Registration will begin at 1 p.m.
called the first stages of "the great- and continue until 2 p.m. when the
est battle in history.' conference officially opens with a
On the flanks of this front, to- welcome address delivered by Dr.
night's French communique said, Charles A. Fisher, director of Uni-
German attacks were repulsed both versity Extension Service, and a re-
to the northwest in Belgium and to sponse by Mr. Louis E. Reber, for-
the southeast in the Moselle Valley. merly of the University of Wiscon-

Troops Drive Against France

' .

Glamorous Diana Barrymore
Smashes Coed Dating Record

- Daily Photo by Will Sapp
Diana Barrymore, 18-year-old Dramatic Season starlet, is shown
above arriving on the 11:10 flanked by a Psi Upsilon welcoming com-
mittee, led by Sam Perry, '40, Bill Pfeiler, '42, and Bill Elmer, '41.
Delegations from Kappa Sigma and Alpha Tau Omega waited in a
pouring rain at the track to get their dating bids in early, but were
blitzkrieged by the Psi U, contingent, which had boarded the train in

Prof .Barnes
Will Analyze
World Crisis
Prof. Harry E. Barnes, instructor
at the New School for Social Research
and famed sociologist and historian,
will lecture on "The Present World
Crisis" at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow in the
Rackham Amphitheatre.
Sponsored by the Division of the
Social Sciences, the discussion will
chiefly concern the backgrounds of
the present war in Europe and pos-
sible future consequences. Professor
Barnes, who is noted particularly for
his efforts in combining the social
sciences into one study course, will
continue his talk at a dinner of the
Division of Social Sciences at 6:30
Since receiving his A.B. degree from
the University of Syracuse in 1913
and his Ph.D. from Columbia Uni-
versity in 1918, Professor Barnes has
been a prolific writer and a widely
known teacher.
Dr. Coller Lectures
To Medical Society
Diseases of the colon and rectum
and some methods of curing them by
operation were discussed by Dr. Fred-
erick A. Coller of the University Hos-

sin. Following the opening talks a
past president's panel forum will be
held at 2:30 p.m.
Prof. H. B. Ingham of the Univer-
sity of Kansas will preside over the
forum in the discussion of the fol-
lowing : the contribution of the "Wis-
consin Idea" to university extension;
the contribution of Penn State Col-
lege; the development of visual in-
struction as a university extension
service; the development of non-
credit extension classes in the indus-
trial and cultural fields; the phil-
osophy of university extension; and
a statement of objectives for univer-
sity extension. Each of these topics
will be presented by a representative
of a member institution of the Asso-
Netters Defeat
Western State
Durst Extends Home Win
Record In 6-3 Victory
Playing their best tennis at home
this year, the Michigan netters de-
feated a strong Western State squad
6-3 yesterday afternoon before sev-
eral hundred people at the Palmer
Field courts.
Captain Sam Durst, who hasn't
lost a home match this spring, con-
tinued his winning ways, defeating

Arriving with an -armful of roses,
silver fox wrap, French maid, dog-
on-leash and an army of men, Diana
Barrymore made a Hollywood en-
trance into Ann Arbor Monday night
--and within five minutes broke eve-
ry coed record for dating.
The flash of the camera man's
bulb surprised not only the dark-
eyed, vivacious actress engaged for
the Dramatic Season, but a contin-
gent of Psi Upsilon fraternity men
who had boarded the train at Ypsi-
lanti to welcome her. The strategy
gave them the lead on delegations
from rival fraternities waiting in the
Ann Arbor station.
"I'm going to have a wonderful
time here!" Miss Barrymore repeat-
edly exclaimed, the invitations to
dine and dance flying at her fast
and furious from every side. "In New
York men always seem to be over
fifty," she explained, and glancing
around at her enthusiastic male en-
tourage added, "These men really
aren't bad looking!"'
The crowd of University students,
Last Techic
Will Feature
Stout's Article
Final Issue Of Magazine
Will Be On Sale Today;
Dean's Article Included
An article by William B. Stout,
president of the Stout Engineering
Laboratories of Detroit, explaining
how the expansion of engineering
activities in housing may endanger
the jobs of architects will highlight
the eighth and last issue of the
Michigan Technic which goes on
sale today.
Also featured in this issue is a
description of "The Chemist in Com-
munication" by J. H. Scaff, '29. In
it he tells of the activities of chem-
ical engineers in such fields as tele-
phone, telegraph and radio.
Two student articles, written by
Arthur W. C. Dobson, '42E, and Sey-
mour A. Furbush, '41E, are also in-
cluded in the Technic. Dobson's
story, entitled "Under-water Cut-
ting," deals with the opening of trea-

who had waited in a pouring rain
for her train, followed the last of
the Barrymores in taxis to the
League where she registered. They
succeeded in engaging her time for
most of this week.
In an interview later in her room,
the eighteen-year-old Miss Barry-
more revealed that although she is
thrilled at the prospect of staying
in a university town for the first
(Continued on Page 5)
12 Fraternity
Groups Chosen
For Final Sing,
Twelve fraternities were selected
from 28 entrants yesterday in the
League and Union to compete in the
finals of the Interfraternity Sing at
7:15 p.m. tomorrow on the steps of
the Main Library.
Finalists are Alpha Delta Phi, Alpha
Kappa Lambda, Beta Theta Pi, Psi
Upsilon, Pi Lambda Phi, Kappa Sig-
ma, Acacia, Alpha Tau Omega, Sigma
Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi
and Theta Xi.
Recordings of the three winning
songs, for future radio broadcast,
will be made in the University Broad-
casting Studios in Morris Hall after
they have been named by the judges.
Radio stations WCAR, Pontiac, and
WJR, Detroit, will broadcast the re-
corded songs of the winning fraterni-
A special feature of the Sing, ac-
cording to Blaz Lucas, '41, president
of Interfraternity Council, and John
DeVine, '41, secretary-treasurer, co-
chairmen of the Sing, will be the pre-
sentation of "My Pi Phi Girl" by the
Pi Beta Phi Sorority Sextet.
The Sextet is composed of Mar-
(Continued on Page 6)
Warning To Palefaces
Gen By Michiganmua
When from out the paleface wigwam,
From behind the staring moonface
Comes the slow and solemn four
Telling that the evening spirit
Wanders over the woods and
Lights the campfires of the heavens,
'Then t a rhassrmt>>a wrrirc

Election Rules
Of Publication
Board Altered
Committee Of Retiring
Editors And Members
Of Board To Nominate
Petitions For Posts
Will Be Accepted
At the meeting of the Board in
Control of Student Publications held
May 14th, 1940, it was voted that the
following procedure be adopted for
the present year for nominations for
student members of the Board:
"Nominations of student members
to the Board shall be made by a com-
mittee composed of the retiring edi-
tors and business managers of the
various publications and retiring stu-
dent members of the Board, who do
not wish to be considered for Board
positions themselves.
"This committee shall nominate
at least nine students who shall be
seniors or graduate students in their
term of office. Preference shall be
given those students who have had
previous experience on student pub-
lications, provided that lack of ex-
perience on publications shall not dis-
qualify any student from membership
on the Board.
"Nominations may also be made
by petition with at least 100 student
signatures attached, which shall be
filed with the Men's Judiciary Coun-
"No student shall sign the petition
of more than one candidate.
"The Council shall, after ascertain-
ing scholastic eligiblity, automatically
place petitioner's name on the ballot
together with the names filed with it
by the nominating committee.
"No student serving on the Board
shall hold any position on the staff
of any student publication.
"Students nominated by petition
shall be seniors or graduate students
in their term of office.
"The Chairman of the Board shall
appoint one of the three retiring stu-
dent members of the Board, chair-
man of the nominating committee of
retiring student members, editors and
business managers."
Mr. Philip Buchen was appointed
Chairman of the nominating com-
mittee. I
Summer Daily
And Directory
Staffs Named
Petersen Appoints Schorr
And Guttman City Editor,
ManagerOf Advertising
Appointments to salaried positions
on the Summer Session Daily and
the summer student directory were
announced yesterday by Carl Peter-
sen, '40, managing editor of The Daily
for the summer of 1940, and Ellen
McDonald, '40, editor of the sum-
mer directory.
Petersen confirmed the following
appointments: City editor, Norman
A. Schorr, '40, Brooklyn, N.Y.; wo-
men's editor, Suzanne Potter, '40,
Ann Arbor; sports editor, David Zeit-
lin, '40, Bridgeport, Conn.; associate
editors, Karl Kessler, '41, Ann Arbor
Harry Kelsey, '41, Grosse Pointe
Park; Albert P. Blaustein, '42, Brook-
lyn N.Y. and Chester Bradley, '42,

Eaton Rapids; local advertising man-
ager, Irving Guttman, '42, Tarrytown,
Miss McDonald announced the ap-
pointments of Martha Graham, '40,
Alice Ann Lord, '41, Charles Knapp,
'41 and Virginia Graham, '42, to edi-
torial assistantships on the summer
Wnr n the Summer SessionD aiyiv

Zeeland Islands
Continue Battle
With Attackers
Bombing Sets Rotterdam On Fire Before
Winkelman Gives Order To Surrender;
Dutch Ignite Amsterdam's Oil Storage
LONDON, May 14. -(P)- British bombers pounded away at Ger-
man railways, bridges and depots beyond the Reich's frontier, under
the protection of fighters which were hotly engaged by Messerschmitts
and ground batteries tonight.
A British dive bomber flew along a road, machine-gunned troops on
the road and bombed truck convoys at jammed highway junctions.
Nine German planes were seen afire on the ground.
LONDON, May 15 (Wednesday).-(P)-An official announcement
early today said "a state of war between Germany and The Netherlands
continues," although the Dutch commander-in-chief has ordered his
men to stop fighting.
BRUSSELS, May 14. -(P)- Premier Hubert Pierlot told the Bel-
gian nation tonight that there had been heavy German attacks but no
break through Belgian defense positions,
In the fortified area of Liege, he said, Belgian guns are causing heavy
enemy losses. (The German high command has reported Liege in
German hands.)
Pierlot charged German bombings had inflicted heavy civilian casual-
ties and "the hour will come when the enemy must pay for this."
AMSTERDAM. May 14.-(P)-Bomb-blasted and encircled, The Nether-
lands High Command tonight ordered its troops to cease fighting the
German invaders everywhere except in the fringe of low islands on the
kingdom's southwest coast.
The order was given by General Henri Gerard Winkelman, commander-
in-chief of the small Dutch army which for five days took all the punish-
ment the German army could administer.
Holland's queen and government, in leaving the country, had made
General Winkelman their highest representative and empowered him to
make any military decisions he considered necessary. He had supreme
power, therefore, to issue the "cease fire" order.
The Government had fled to England with Queen Wilhelmina. From
there she will rule The Netherlands' colonial possessions, an empire of
750,000 square miles and a population of 60,000,000.
Fighting still was going on tonight in the Zeeland Islands, valuable to
Germany as submarine bases from which to attack England, but General
Winkelman told his army eleswhere to cease fighting in order to"save the
civilian population and prevent further bloodshed."
His order was issued after the Germans had forced the surrender of
Rotterdam by furious bombing which had set afire a large part of that
great seaport city.
Into this western seaport, behind all the labyrinth of rivers, flood-
waters and canals upon which the Dutch had counted to defend it to the
last, the Nazis had driven the claws of their armored columns.
Utrecht, in the center of the main line of water defenses, where the
Nazis had broken through, was threatened "with complete annihilation,"
in the words of General Winkelman:
The Dutch themselves had set their Amsterdam oil stores afire earner
in the day to keep Germans from getting them.
General Winkelman, in ordering cessation of resistance, told his troops
to "maintain order until the arrival" of the Germans.
Queen Wilhelmina declared in London:
"The Netherlands will one day, with the help of God, rewin its whole
European territory."


'Ensian Heads
Choose Staff
Martha Graham Appointed
New Women's Editor
Appointments of the 1941 Mich-
iganensian staff were announced
yesterday by the recently selected
managing editor, Charles B. Sam-
uel, '41, and business manager, John
W. Cory, '41.
Samuel stated that Martha L. Gra-
ham, '41, Ann Arbor, will serve as
women's editor and that Margaret
H. Whittemore, '41, Ann Arbor, will
be the art editor. Junior editors
selected are: Mary M. Gage, '42,
Mansfield, Ohio; Jeanne D. Goudy,
'42, Lakewood, Ohio; Bessie J. Law-
ton, '42, Ann Arbor; Gerald Hewitt,
'42, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Ray B. Powell,
'42, Lewiston, N. Y.; Benjamin F. H.
ThonmrwarJ .r '49 Ceveland .Ohio.

France, Britain See
Situation As Serious

As the new developments in the war
become known the seriousness with
which the Allies viewed the situation
was indicated when the French called
back to the colors the men who had
been released to tend crops.
' Britain got set for a possible Ger-
man invasion by air. War Secretary
Anthony Eden called for a home corps
to deal with German parachute gun-
ners, and the fiery Lord Beaverbrook
was given a new position as minister
of aircraft production to bring to
reality his oft-shouted demand for
"planes, planes and more planes."
The British were not forgetting the
lesson of the Norwegian campaign,
for failure of which they blamed Ger-
man air superiority. Nor were they
forgetting Norway. A communique
reported new Allied landings in nor-
thern Norway in the rear of the be-
sieged Germans who hold Narvik.
Italy's position on the fringe of the
fray continued unchanged. but Ttali-

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