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VOL. L. No. 165 Z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1940
Roosevelt Asks or Increased ir Ar


German Forces Hammer Deeper into France

Paris Is Under
Martial Law;

Theta Xi's Win Fraternity Sing
Before 2,000 At Library Steps



Sedan Sector
British Fight At Louvain;
DNB Declares Germans
Will Take Belgian City;
Predicts Giant Attack
ReynAid Foresees
Defeat For Reich
Germany massed thousands of
motorized and mechanized troops
near the Slovak-Hungarian fron-
tier, a bare 140 miles from Ru-
mania by way of eastern Hun-
Military observers in Budapest
connected the heavy concentra-
tions, pouring into the area in
streams of $roop trahs and mo-
torized columns, with Germany's
urgent need fo more Rumanian
oil to feed her massive military
(By The Associated Press)
The French government extended
the army zone to Paris Thursday
night as German troops hammered
deeper into France in the Sedan
sector, some 130 miles to the north-
east of Paris, and poised for a swift
drive through Belgium to gain stra-
tegic channel ports for a frontal as-
saults on Great. Britain.
The action of the French author-
ities transferred from civil ;o mili-
tary authorities control of the great
French capital, normally of almost
3,000,000 population.
French Admit German Advance
With Premier Paul Reynaud
stressing the "peril" of France but
predicting ultimate defeat of the
Nazis, the French admitted further
German gains in the Sedan area.
The French commander there de-
clared, however, his forces were
"complete masters of the situation"
and would regain full control within
a week.
Authorized Berlin sources indi-
cated the German right wing was
being bolstered with troops, released
as a result of The Netherlands ca-
pitulation, to perfect the 1940 ver-
sion of the celebrated Schleiffen
plan to turn the French northern
Several million men are facing
each other in this area, DNB, the
German official news agency said,
and reports from the front indicated
an imminent attack of gargantuan
proportions. The news agency re-
lated that Brussels would be in Ger-
man hands within a few days.
Report Hand-To-Hand Fighting
Germans conjecure that deep
penetration of the Sedan sector
might have the dual effect of forc-
ing the Allies to pull out of the cen-
ter and the west of Belgium, at the
same time forcing withdrawal from
the topmost section of the main
Maginot ine
On the northern plank of the sav-
agely contested Meuse battlefield the
British ,engaged in fierce hand-to-
hand fighting with th? Germans in
Louvain, gateway to Brussels, and
dislodged Nazi troops who had
gained a foothold on theheastern
edge of the town. The British may,
however, have to withdraw to strong-
er positions.
Workers Hold
Union Meeting

- Daily Photo by Merriman
Left to right: Mady Christians, appearing in "Winter's Tale";
Blaz Lucas, '41, president of Interfraternity Council; Tom Jensen,
'40BAd., of Theta Xi.

Prof. Barnes
Predicts End
For England
Foresees 'Defeat By Nazis
From Without, Fascists
From Within' In Lecture
Says War Between
0ld, New 'hieves'
England today is a nation guided
by "evil, sanctimonious, double-
crossing stooges," and is destined to
defeat "either by Nazism from with-
out or fascism within," in the opin-
ion of Harry E. Barnes, New York
social scientist and author.
Europe's war today is a case of
"old thieves versus new thieves; and
the old thieves have the best man-
ners but the new thieves have the
best case," Barnes declared here
Thursday in an address before 750
students and University faculty
"This is no war of the old type,"
he explained, "it is a part of a great
social revolution. It is speeding the
tempo of change which began with
the industrial revolution and which
in our time was reflected in the
New Deal."
He continued: "This is no war
between good and bad; between the
democracies and totalitarianism. It
is a war between two rival powers
who have failed to provide for their
"If your present population is to
live satisfactorily we must have (1)
collectivist governmnent (2) world-
wide political unions, (3) produc-
tion for use.--0
"Solutions could be achieved by
civilized means, but when this fails
Communism, Fascism and war re-
sult. I'm certain that even if France
and Britain are victorious on the
battlefield the English Tories and
the Bank of France are doomed
because they failed to me'et the
social crisis. The 'democracies' are
beaten already-there is no possible
(Continued on Page 2)
Varsity Meets
Purdue Today
At Ferry Field

Theta Xi's songsters, undaunted
by cold weather, rain-threatening
clouds and competition from campus
dogs, won the fifth annual Inter-
fraternity Sing with, their rendition
of a "Theta Xi Medley" last night
on the steps of the Main Library.
Competition for "place" and
"show" positions was so close that
judges H'ardin Van Deursen and
Arthur Hackett, both of the School
of Music, called back Kappa Sigma
and Alpha Delta Phi, who finished
in that order, for extra presenta-
tions of their songs. Sigma Nu's
rendition of "Sigma Nu Mother"
won honorable mention. The Kappa
Sigs sang "Kappa Sigma Mine,"
written especially for the Sing by
Robert Reed, '42, a member of the
fraternity; while the Alpha Delts
presented "Hail to Thee, Fair Alpha
Actress Mady Christians, who will
play the lead in the forthcoming
production of the Dramatic Season,
"A Winter's Tale," attended the Sing
and presented the cups to first, sec-
ond and third place winners as the
audience of 2,000 persons cheered.
Diana Barrymore, originally sche-
duled to award the trophies, was con-
fined to her room with a cold yes-
"After hearing three of the five
Sings," said Professor Hackett, "I

* *
wish to say that the latest edition
certainly shows a great deal of im-
provement which has been steady."
Professor Hackett spoke after the
announcement of winners, citing the
cooperation of all fraternities in
staging the Sing.
Pi Beta Phi's Sorority Sextet, as
a special feature of the program
sang "My Pi Phi Girl," representing
the 18 campus sororities whose mem-
bers acted as sponsors of the 12
fraternities entered in the finals
of the Sing.
Sponsors rent the clouds above
the campus with cheers as their
chosen houses mounted the stage.
(Continued on Page 2)
'King Of The Hoboes',
Davis, To Speak Here
The army of hoboes that sur-
rounds the campus today is not an
aggregation of true American itin-
erant non-workers. It just repre-
sents the Congress staff, bewhis-
kered, be-patched and be-overalled,
selling tickets to Jeff Davis' talk in
the Union next Tuesday.
Davis, who travels under the ti-
tle, "King of the Hoboes," will speak
at 8 p.m. on "A Hash on Life." He
will judge a hobo contest in which
the most bedraggled member of the
male sex will win a date with a cer-
tain glamorous Mademoiselle Yvette,

student Vote
To Elect 10
On Thursday
Members Of Publications,
Athletic Board, Union
Staff Will Be Selected
Judiciary Council
T o Conduct Voting
All-campus election of three stu-
dent members to the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications will be
held Thursday, May 23, according to
an announcement made yesterday.
At the same time, six student vice-
presidents of the Union and the one
student member of the Board in
Control of Athletics will be se-
The election will be conducted by
the Men's Judiciary Council, which
was organized a year ago partially
replacing the self-abolished Men's
Ten candidates for the Board in
Control of Student Publications have
already been selected by the nom-
inating committee of the present
Publications Board headed by Philip
Buchen, '42, and including retiring
managing editors and business man-'
agers of The Daily, Gargoyle and
'Ensian. The candidates are James
Allen, '40; William Elmer, '41; My-
ron Gins, '41; Albert P. Mayio, Grad,
(incumbent), James Nielson, '41;
Donald Richey, '41; Ganson P. Tag-
gert, '41; James Tobin, '41; Richard
Waterman, '40, and Philip West-
brook, '40, (incumbent).
Other person wishing to run in
the Publications election must sub-
mit petitions with 100 names to the
Men's Judiciary Council by Monday
noon in the Student Offices of the
Petitions for candidacy for the
six Union vice-presidential posts
must contain, in addition to ten
student signatures, those qualifica-
tions which the candidate believes
recommend him for the office. They
must be filed in the Student Of-
fices of the Union by 6 p.m. Monday.
If the petitions are approved by the
appointments committee of the
Union the petitioner's name will be
placed on the ballot.
One vice-president will be elected
from each of the following schools
or combination thereof: literary and
graduate schools; the Law School;
(Continued on Page 6)
Money Will Buy Autos
WASHINGTON, May 16. -(/P)--
Sources commented tonight that a
great part of the sum which Presi-
dent Roosevelt requested today for
the Army probably would be spent
in Michigan automobile plants.

Invulnerable Defense, Absolute

Are Goals Of Armament Program;
0ngress Cheers Proposals

. OF

WASHINGTON, May 16. --P)--President Roosevelt solemnly warned
a joint session of Congress today that unprepared nations find "themselves
overrun by the enemy" and proposed a $1,182,000,000 program to make
"our defenses invulnerable, our security absolute."
At the center of his defense appeal was a call for planes, and more planes
-for the expansion of America's capacity to produce aircraft until 50,000
can be turned out annually, and until an actual armada of 50,000 fighting
--4>planes is ready to "meet any light-
ning offensive against our American
Riley Lectures interest."
The sum he proposed will push
On , jt * *next fiscal year's defense spending
O n Ubjectives and contract authorizations to $3,-
276,000,000-by far the largest in
Of Extensions peacetime history.
A Congress tense with realization
of the sweep of events abroad heard

Educational Statesmanship
Essential To Progress,
Says Association Head
Dean B. C. Riley of the University
of Florida and president of the Na-
toonal University Extension Associa-
tion climaxed the second day of the
Association's 25th annual confer-
ence with a luncheon lecture on
"Planning and Cooperating to At-
tain University Extension Objectives"
yesterday at the League.
Dean Riley said that in order to
continue progressive action univer-
sity extension services must use less
opportunism and more educational
statesmanship. The progress made
during the 25 years existence of the
Association can be extended only if
the extension service is departmental-
ized according to subjects taught, he
Declaring that the work of a uni-
versity's extension should be con-
cerned with entire regional areas, in-
stead of single states, Dean Riley add-
ed that extension curriculum should
be devoted to adult education that is
not covered by schools, regular col-
leges and other educational agencies.
Prof. D. Walter Morton, of Syra-
cuse University traced development of
extension work of his school in one of
the ,,everal group meetings on exten-
sion techniqaes.
Explaining the system of "collegiate
centers" established in Syracuse, N.Y.,
under the auspices of the local, state,
and college educators, Professor Mor-
ton pointed out that the centers ex-
tend the opportunity to attend night
school classes to all interested in high-
er education. Under this system the
expenses are met equally by the three
divisions of the state, local commun-
ities and the state universities.

the President, cheered him as he
has seldom been cheered at the
Bill Introduced
Almost immediatey, Chairman
May (D-Ky) of the House Military
Committee introduced a $726,000,000
army expansion bill, to authorize the
acquisition of anti-aircraft equip-
ment and ammunition, expedite the
manufacture of munitions, modern-
ize combat planes, train 15,000 new
troops, and improve the defenses of
the Panama Canal.
"Surely," said the President, mea-
suring his words and delivering
them with marked deliberation, "the
developments of the past few weeks
have made it clear to all of our
citizens that the possibility of at-
tack on vital American zones ought
to make it essential that we have
the physical, the ready ability to
meet those attacks and to prevent
them from reaching their objective.
Produce At Top Speed
"This means military implements
-not on paper-which are ready
and available to meet any lightning
offensive against our American in-
terest. It means also that facilities
for production must be ready to turn
out munitions and equipment at top
"We have had the lesson before
us over and over again-nations that
were not ready .and were unable to
get ready found themselves overrun
by the enemy. So-called impreg-
nable fortifications no longer exist.
A defense which allows an enemy to
consolidate his approach without
hindrance will lose. A defense which
makes no effective effort to destroy
the lines of supplies and communi-
cations of the enemy will lose.
"An effective defense by its very
nature requires trhe equipment to at-
tack an aggressor on his route before
he can establish strong bases within
the territory of American vital in-
For the rest, Mr. Roosevelt pro-
posed :
An immediate appropriation of
(Continued on Page 6)
Golf Team Tied
By State, 9-9

President Warns
Enemy Overruns
Unarmed Nations


Wolver-ines Will
To Keep Alive
Cham pionship

Big Ten

Prof. Hyma Explains Charge
Of Campus' Potential Traitors'

Declaring that published reports
of his speech Tuesday in Adrian
contained an inadequate context,
Prof. Albert Hyma of the history
department explained in an inter-
view yesterday that the reactions
to his statement that "there are
many potential traitors on the Mich-
igan campus" were largely over-em-
"I was not trying to deprecate
those who desire peace for America,"
he observed. "Up until a week ago
I was totally insympathyhwith those
people who thought the United
States should stay out of Europe."
Professor Hyma explained, how-
ever, that he was born in Holland,
that he feels a- bond to Holland and
that he cannot, therefore, counten-
ance an invasion of his native land.
"Out of allegiance to Holland," he
added, "I cannot but hope that
America will go to her aid. My lis-
teners should accept my statements
with the realization that I am
strongly disturbed by the invasion,
which he considers unjustified.
His charge of "potential traitors"
in the campus peace organizations

they should love residents of another
country as they love their own peo-
This may be good idealism, he
observed, but it dilutes patriotism
and furnishes a rich market for
"fifth column" activities.
Not all of the Dutch "super-na-
tionalists" actually became traitors,
he pointed out. Probably few of
them actively aided the Germans,
but many more stood idly by while
their country was being overrun.
Professor Hyma explained that
when asked at the termination of
his speech what significance the
Holland collapse had for America,
he told his Adrian audience that
there was at present a small element
of Americans who would do as the
Dutch super-nationalists had done,
who would, in short, become traitors
to their country.
"That is an awful word," he com-
mented, "but after seeing what hap-
pened to Holland I cannot think of
them in any other light." There is
a small element-fewer than 1,000,
he believes-on the campus, who
stand for peace at any price. If war
actually came to America, he pre-
dicts that a very few of them would

Incensed by the scent of the Big
Ten pennant in the air, a title-hun-
gry band of Wolverines will be out to
claw into submission the Purdue ad-
versaries that stand in the way of
their title quest when the Varsity
opens a two-game series with the
Boilermakers here at 4 p.m .today.
Thrown back in the thick of the
Conference title struggle by the un-
expected series of upsets last week-
end, Michigan needs a clean sweep
of the series to remain in the run-
ning for the crown.
From all appearances the Riveters
from Lafayette don't appear to be go-
ing anywhere in the Conference race'
this year. Coach Dutch Fehring's
men rest in ninth place in the stand-
ings with a record of two victories
and five defeats.
Includedin the Boilermakers' de-
feats is a setback at the hands of the
last place Chicago team. Last week-
end, Purdue was soundly drubbed
twice by Illinois.
The visitors' big threat is pitcher
Bob Baily who has chalked up Pur-
due's only Big Ten triumphs of the
season against Ohio State and Chica-
(Continued oz.. Page 3)
Speech Sorority
Elects Members
Athena, honorary speech sorority,
initiated eleven women at its an-


Socialist Krueger Will Discuss
'The American Scene' Today

Maynard C. Krueger, 1940 vice-
presidential candidate of the Ameri-
can Socialist Party and professor of
economics at the University of Chi-
cago, will speak on the "American
Scene" at 4:15 today at Unity Hall
(corner State and Huron) under the
auspices of the recently organized
Thomas For President Club, Daniel
Suits, '40, said yesterday.
Professor Krueger was the keynote
platform speaker at the Socialist
Party presidential convention held in
Washington last month. His run-
ning mate is Norman Thomas, for-
mer Presbyterian minister who is now
his party's candidate for the presi-
dency the fourth consecutive time.
After the afternoon address a lunch-
eon will be given in Professor Krueg-
er's honor at 6:30 p.m. in Lane Hall.
Reservations may be had by calling
Vivian Siemon, '42, at 7672.
"Maynard C. Krueger is one of the
school of young American economists
..1a.l.-r4.Ula 'li~r ntt' r r r

Season Ends With Record
Of 11 Straight Wins
(Special To The Daily)
EAST LANSING, May 16.-Bat-
tling the cold weather and a
Michigan State team that wouldn't
be beaten, Coach Ray Courtright's
four-man golf squad concluded their
most successful season since 1933
with a 9-9 deadlock at the Walnut
Hills Country Club in East Lansing
yesterday. The Varsity wound up the
year with a record of 11 victories and
one tie.
Once again it was Michigan's
mighty mite, Jack Emery, who de-
fied the elements to take the medal
score for the day, a two-over-par 74.

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