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Secretary Hull's
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German Assault Penetrates Fortificati



Defense Talk
To Congress
By President
B'Will Be Aired
Decision To Give Speechv
In Person Believed Duex
To Message's Content9
American Nationals
Sent To Bordeaux
WASHINGTON, May 16. -A)- A1
blanket warning to Americans in the
western and southern countries ofI
Europe to leave for the United Stres
was issued yesterday by the State
Department as President Rooseveltl
decided to deliver his special defense
message to Congress in person.
Hitherto American nationals have
been concentrating at Genoa, Italy,
but State Department officials
abroad have been reported to be
diverting them from Genoa in fear
of Italy's entrance into the war. a
Evacuation Plans Made
The Americans were urged to pro-
ceed to the Bordeaux region in
Southwestern France or to Spain or
The State Department announced
it would Aconsider the making of
arrangements for their evacuation
by American vessels from those
areas" (Bordeaux, Spain or Por-
Bordeaux at present is forbidden
to American vessels by combat zone
Consuls In Geneva
American consuls in Switzerland
were reported in Geneva dispatchest
to be telling Americans who wish
to leave to proceed to the above1
President Roosevelt will speak at
1 p.m. (E. .T.) today. The address
will be broadcast nationally, and
perhaps internationally, over the
NBC, CBS and MBS radio networks.
Arrangements for the address
were started as soon as the Pres-
ident made known his decision
shortly before 10 p.m. (E.S.T.) legis-
lators expressed the belief that the
President was using this method of
demonstrating the importance of his
Michigan Nine
Loses To Ypsil
Late Rally In Ninth Fails
As Hurons Win 7-6
A desperate three-run rally, staged
with two ut in the ninth inning,
fell short just by one run as the
Wolverines lost to Michigan Normal
for the second time this season yes-
terday afternoon at Ypsilanti. The
score was 7-6.
The abortive outburst came after
the Hurons had broken a 3-3 tie
in the eighth with a home run bar-
rage off pitcher Tommy Netherton
that provided the winners with a
commanding 7-3 lead. Twice before
the Wolverines had come from be-
hind to pull up on even terms with
the Normal team.
George Harms set the Michigan
rally in action when he opened the
ninth with a single to left feld.

Pinchhitter Don Holman and Cap-
tain Charlie Pink rolled out, but
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Three CAA Pilots
Receive Licenses
Three University students have
passed their flight tests and obtained
private pilot licenses in the Civilian
Aeronautics Authority program to

McGregor Building, Telescope
To Be Given University May,


PresidentPRutlven Will Accept Plant At Dedication;
Project Partially Endowed For Five Year Period

Declaration rites for the new Mc-
Gregor Building and the McGregor
70-foot Tower Telescope will be held
Saturday, May 25, at Lake Angelus,
when the plant will be passed over to
the University by Judge H. S. Hul-
bert, president of the McGregor Fund
Trustees, and accepted by President
Given by the, McGregor Fund of
Detroit, the plant is further endowed
to cover part of its support over the
forthcoming five-year period. It forms
a part of additions of the McMath-
Hulbert Observatory, which was
founded in 1929 at Lake Angelus and
which was deeded to the University
in 1931.
The new laboratory and shop
building, covering an area of 5,600
square feet with the tower telescope
attached, will be devoted to the study
of the heat magnetic and other ener-
gy conditions of the solar surface.
The first floor of the building con-
Actress Diana
To Give Cups,
At Sing Today

tains a drafting room, a machine and
instrument shop, a laboratory and1
rooms for photographic work. Offices
a measuring room, a darkroom, the
library, a film projection booth and
another laboratory comprise the sec-
ond floor.
The tower is especially assembled to
obviate risk of damage from vibra-
tion, the tower actually consisting
of a double thickness of steel. Dome,
floors and other structural elements
are carried by the outer tower, with
an electrically driven steel elevator
car which rises between the two walls.
Contained in the center tower is
only the telescopic light-gathering
mechanism, a colelastat within the
dome, which gathers light from the
sun and sends it down through the
various parts of the telescope proper.
Dr. Robert H. McMath, director of
the Observatory, will use the McGreg-
or addition in continuing his photo-
graphic studies of solar phenomena.
Hampered by inadequate quarters,
Doctor McMath has made more than
132,000 separate solar pictures or
frames during the past four years.
The new facilities will aid him in
the study of temperature knots that
are traveling at speeds of 10 to 50
miles per second, changes in heat,
magnetic and electrical force given
out by the sun, and increases in the
sun's output of ultra-violet light.
Study of these energy relations will
bring results of inconceivable value,
officials of the astronomy depart-
ment believe.:

Ruthven Talk
Opens Parley
Of Educators
National Extension Service
Holds Conference Here
On Silver Anniversary
Methods Of Work
Will Be Considered
Keynoting the silver anniversary
banquet of the National University
Extension Association last night at
the Union, Dr. Alexander G. Ruth-
ven stressed the importance of a
well educated populace in a democ-
racy before nearly 200 educators
from all parts of the nation. The
banquet ended the first day's ac-
tivities in the Association's 25th an-
nual conference.
"Totalitarian governments are
more efficient in crises than demo-
cratic governments can hope to be,"
he pointed out, "but most democ-
racies are less efficient than they
mean to be."
Dr. W. D. Henderson, Director
Emeritus of the Extension Service
of the University, and Dr. Charles
A. Fisher, director of the University
Extension Service, and Prof. W. H.
Lighty of the University of Wiscon-
sin, also spoke.
Sessions today will be divided into
general meetings and group sessions
with the techniques and fundamen-
tals of extension work being treated.
Prof. Bruce E. Mahan, of State Uni-
versity of Iowa, will preside at the
9:30 a.m. general session at which
adaptations in University correspon-
dence instruction as revealed by the
research project will be discussed by
Prof. C. O. Thompson of the Uni-
versity of Chicago.
Group meetings on forums, visual
aids and supervised correspondence
will be held at 10:30 a.m. Speaking
on "Planning and Cooperating to
Attain University Extension Objec-
tives," Prof. B. C. Riley, of the Uni-
versity of Florida and president of
the association will feature the
luncheon at 12:30 p.m. at the League.
Prof. Allen Addresses
MSC Forestry Society
Professor Shirley W. Allen of the
School of Forestry and Conserva-
tion spoke yesterday to the mem-
bers of the Michigan State College
chapter, of Xi Sigma Pi, national
forestry honorary fraternity, at an
open meeting in the Chittenden Me-
morial Cabin in East Lansing.
Professor Allen's talk was enti-
tied "European Forestry."

Group Elects
Council Heads

Morrison, King,
Get Three Top
Treasurer's Job



Fraternities Hope
Victory; Sorority

Sextet Will

Be Heard

Plan Introduction
Of Tutorial System
Robert Morrison, '41E, of Tren-
ton, N. J., Edward King, '41E, of
Elsmere, N. Y., and Alexander Wil-
kie, '42E, of Port Washington, N. Y.,
were elected president, vice-presi-
dent and secretary respectively of
the Engineering Council at a meet-
ing of the Council last night.
The treasurer, who will also serve
as treasurer of the senior class in the
Engineering College, will be chosen
in the fall.
Council Plans
Council plans for next year include
the creation of a tutorial system in
the College to aid those students
having difficulty with their work,
the publication of a Freshman mag-
azine and the sponsorship of the
first formal of the 1940-41 school
year, the Engineers' Ball.
They also plan a two-day open
house. at which exhibits of the
Council and several manufacturing
concerns will be shown'. Both high
school and college students will be
invited to see the work.
President of Tau Beta Pi, Engin-
eering scholastic honor society, Mor-
rison has served as editor of the
Freshman Handbook for the class of
'43, as a member of the Honor Com-
mittee and as vice-president of Kap-
pa Sigma fraternity. He is also a
member of Triangles and Vulcans,
junior and senior Engineering Col-
lege honorary societies, and Michi-
gamua, senior honor society.
King's Positions
King, who is president of Phi
Gamma Delta fraternity, president
of Vulcans and a member of Tri-
angles, served as secretary of the
Engineering Council last year.
Wilkie, a member of the Council's
election committee and publications
assistant of the Michigan Technic,
is affiliated with Alpha Sigma Phi
Newly elected members of the
Council, which consists of two rep-
resentatives from each class and the
presidents of the various engineer-
ing societies, are George Hogg, '41E,
Donald E. Hartwell, '41E, Robert
Brown, '42E, Richard Higgins, '42E,
William Hutcherson, '43E, and Dick
Gallion, '43E.

Nazi Tank Attack
Pierces Positions
On Meuse Front
Columns Cross River At Three Points;
French To Abandon War Of Position;
Bombing Of'Brussels Is Threatened
ATHENS, May 16 (Thursday). -(R)- Greece rushed troop rein-
forcements to her frontier with Italian-occupied Albania shortly after
midnight this morning.
It was imderstood that precautionary measures had been ordered
along the frontier regions.
Colonel Papademas, undersecretary of war, arrived in the frontier
region of Yanina, to take personal charge of preparedness operations.
PARIS, May 15.-(P)- Charging German tanks tore gaps in the Allied
positions on the Meuse today after crossing the river at three points along
the 50-mile front from Namur, Belgium, to Sedan, in Northern France.
The Germans shifted their assaults to this sector after meeting strong
French counter-attacks in the Sedan region just to the south, and were
reported to have "penetrated to the interior of the French dispositions."
"In the face of the serious new situation, the French Command has

Diana Barrymore, star of the Dra-
matic Season's forthcoming produc-
tion "A Winter's Tale," will present
cups to the winners of the first, sec-
ond and third places in the annual
Interfraternity cing which is sched-
uled to begin at 7:15 p.m. today on
the steps of the Main Library.
The 12 fraternities entered in the
finals of the Sing should be inspired
to hitherto unattained heights of
vocal excellence by the presence of
the University's currently leading
glamor girl, Blaz Lucas and John
DeVine, both '41, co-chairmen of the
Sing, commented yesterday.
Recordings of the three winning
songs, intended for broadcast over
stations WJR, Detroit, and WCAR,
Pontiac, will be made in Morris Hall
immediately after judges Hardin Van
Deursen and Prof. Arthur Hackett,
both of the School of Music, and
Dean Alice Lloyd have announced
their decision.
Pi Beta Phi's Sorority Sextet, com-
posed of Marjorie Strand, '41: Martha
McCrory, '41SM; Mary Alice McAn-
drew, '40SM; Annabel Van Winkle.
'41; Janet Homer, '41, and Betty Ann,
Chaufty, '41SM, will sing "My Pi Phi
Girl" as an added feature of the
Sing program, Lucas commented.
Finalistshand sororities to sponsor
them in the Sing were selected late
Tuesday. Fraternities qualifying for
the finals of the Sing are Alpha Delta
Phi, Alpha'Kappa Lambda, Alpha Tau
Omega, Acacia, Beta Theta Pi, Kap-
pa Sigma, Pi Lambda Phi, Psi Upsi-
lon, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Nu,
Sigma Phi and Theta Xi.

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Technic Wins
Coveted Prize
Second Time
For the second time since its crea-
tion four years ago, the coveted Tech-
nical Engineering News Cup was
awarded to the Michigan Technic at
the Massachusetts Institute of Tech-
nology's annual Gridiron Club dinner
at the Parker House in Boston Tues-
The cup was presented to J. Ander-
son Ashburn, '40E, '41BAd, former
editor of the Technic who flew to
Boston for the occasion.
Michigan also received this first
place award as the leading college
engineering magazine in the country
ir 1938. In 1937 and last year the
Technic was given an honorable
Speaker at the banquet was Ben
Ames Williams, author of such noted
works as "Splendor", "Great Oaks"
and "Thread of Scarlet."
The Technic,, which is the oldest
magazine on the campus and the
oldest engineering college publica-
tion in the country, has won more
than 25 awards for excellence in the
past 10 years.
Mimes Elects
Neilson Head
Drantic Society 4 OOses
Next Year's Officers
Mimes, honorary men's dramatic
society which staged this year's
Union Opera, "Four Out of Five,"
elected James Neilson, '41A, next
year's president at a meeting last
night in the Union.
Don Stevenson was elected vice-
president of the society, and Art
Treut, '41A, will serve as recording
secretary. Charles Boynton, '42, was
elected corresponding secretary, Bob
Titus, '42, treasurer, and Fred Lin-
sell, '41, will serve as librarian.
Plans were discussed at the meet-
ing for a Mimes picnic this Saturday.
Members will meet at 1 p.m. in front
of the Union, and will return at 5
p.m. Thanks of the society were ex-

25 Men Enter x
Warrior Banda
Listen to this tale of romance, p
Tale of Indian warrior bold, b
[n the early moon of greenleaves,
Came they forth the stoic valiant;
Forth they romped to paleface wig-
Wigwam one of friend great chief,
Paleface mighty among his kind,
Came he forth to take their token, n
Of the warpath they would tread, l
Then to the mighty oak of Tappan, D
Dashed the screaming yelling redmen; b
To the tree of Indian legend,
When the whitemen pale and trem- f
Stood around the mighty oak;i
Warriors choice of paleface nation,f
Choice of tribe to run the gauntlet, 1
Down the warriors, painted demons,c
Swooped and caught their prey likec
Loud the warcry stirred the stillness,t
As they seized their hapless captives,c
Forth they bore them to their wig-
There to torture at their pleasure, f
There around the glowing bonfires,{
Heard the words of mighty wisdom,
Smoked the pipe of peace and friend-1
Thus there came to Michigamua:
Jim Tobin, Don Canham, Warren'
Breidenbach, Chuck - Heinen, Paul
Johnson, Tom Harmon, Doug Gould,
Paul Chandler, Ed Frutig, Blaz Lucas,
Herb Brogan, Don Wirtchafter, Bill
Rockwell, Bill Muehl, Jack Corey,
Irving Guttman, Forrest Evashevski,
Al Sarasohn,- Bill Coombs, Hervie
Haufler, Bill Steppon, Ed Barret,
Ward Quaal, Bill Beebe and Bob Mor-
Prof. Hyma Finds
Potential Traitors
In Campus Groups
ADRIAN, May 15. -(,P)-Prof. Al-
bert Hyma of the history department
charged here in an address yester-
day that "there are many potential
traitors on the Michigan campus."
In a discussion of possible threats
to the security of the United States,
Professor Hyma told the Adrian Ex-
change Club that by "potential
traitors" he referred to those who
belonged to youth organizations be-
lieving in "peace at any price."
"They do not believe in war or
force," he said. "They are members
of a passive and inactive group who
detest violence in every form. They

abandoned the war of position and
egun a war of movement," a War
Ainistry spokesman said.
"The High Command has re-
rouped ani launched counter-at-
acks, which are now underway," he
The change from stationary to
mobile warfare meant that the
French had decided to abandon their
prepared frotifications and fight the
battle of the Meuse in the field to
meet the Reichswehr threat.
Hitler Warns Belgians
To Cease Resistance
BERLIN, May 15. -(P)- The Ger-
man Army, acclaimed by Adolf Hit-
er for its swift conquest of The
Netherlands, .,today threatened to
bomb Brussels, the Belgian capital.
With his Nazi forces hammering
forward in a resurrection of the
famed von Schliffen plan for a drive
into France around the Allied left
flank a-plan which failed in 1914
but which Germans are confident
will succeed in 1940-Hitler in an
order of the day said "the future
will demonstrate the military impor-
tance" of the five-day Dutch con-
In a threat similar to that which
brought capitulation of the Dutch,
the German High Command de-
clared that if Belgian authorities
wish to save Brussels from Nazi air
fury, they must cease all .military
activity in the Belgian capital, al-
ready menaced by German troops
who approached the Louvain "Gate-
way," some 16 miles to the east.
News Make-Up
Is Film Topic.
Sigma Delta Chi Sponsors
Illustrated Talk Today
"Newspaper Character, an illus-
trated and electrically transcribed
lecture on newspaper makeup, will
be presented at 8:15 p.m. today in
Room E, Haven Hall, under the aus-
pices of Sigma Delta Chl, national
professional journalistic fraternity,
and the Department of .Journalism.
Following the lecture, Kenneth
Chatters, foreman of The Daily's
composing room, will answer ques-
tions pertaining to the subjects dis-
The lecture covers such topics im-
portant to the newspaperman as type
styles, headline schedules, use of
rules and boxes and page planning.
Designed to instruct the journalist
in the latest trends in the use of
new type faces and modern layouts.


CIO 'o


LI. of M. Workers
AtMass Meting
Organization of all non-teaching
employes of the University will be-
gin at the first mass meeting of
the University of Michigan Local of
the State, County, and Municipal
Workers of America (CIO) to be held
at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow at Unity Hall.
Citing low wages and working con-
ditions on the campus as the chief
reasons for organization, Mr. Law-
rence Blythe, State Regional Direc-
tor of the SCMWA, said that a char-
ter application for organization in


Golfers To Oppose MSC Today;
Tennis Squad Will Meet Wayne

Seeking their second win of the
season. over an improved band of
Michigan State golfers, Coach Ray
Courtright and four of his unde-
feated linksmen meet the Spartans
today on the Walnut Hills club at
East Lansing in the last dual match
of the season.
Victors by a top-heavy 15-3 score
in the first match between the two
schools this spring at the Univer-
sity course, the Wolverines are in a
real battle today. Despite a recent
loss to Notre Dame whom the Maize
and Blue have already beaten, the
Spartans recently whipped North-
western, 1612-1%/.
Playing on their home course
should aid the East Lansing .lads
no end, since they were able to hold
the Wolverines to a standstill for
the past two years, winning all four
matches until this year's reversal
of form.
Courtright is taking his first three
men, Capt. Bob Palmer, Jack Em-
ery and Bill Black with the cool and

The Wayne University tennis team,
one of the outstanding squads in the
Middle West, will meet the Wolver-
ine netters at 3:15 p.m. today on the
Palmer Field courts.
The Tartars, coached by Norman
G. Wann, are not as tough this sea-
son as they have been previously but
nevertheless, have won eight out of
eleven matches. The only losses they
have incurred have been at the hands
of Texas U., Baylor U., and Illinois,
all strong outfits,
Leading the Detroit outfit is Bill
Maul, Irving Blumenfeld, and Mike
Sweetina. Maul is the present De-
troit Public Parks champion and run-
ner-up in the Detroit City Singles
Tournament. This spring he has
won 10 out of 11 matches and his
duel with Michigan Capt. Sam Durst,
who has beaten such outstanding col-
legiate netters as Buck Shane of Kala-
mazoo, Charles Shostrom of Chicago
and Gene Russell of Western State,
should be something worth travelling
the proverbial "country mile" to see.

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