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Developments Point
To Third Term Candidacy.

VOL L. No. 167 Z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, MAY 19, 1940


Panthers Defeat
Thinclads, 67-64
As Nine Triumphs
Varsity's Defeat Is First In Four Years;
Lyle Bond Beats Purdue, 7-1, To Keep
Michigan In Conference Pennant Race

All good things must come to an
end sometime, and so it was for
Michigan's trackmen yesterday as
Pittsburgh's mighty cinderpath mon-
archs of the East shattered the
Wolverines' four-year win streak at
Ferry Field. 67-64.
Aiming for their 24th consecutive
dual meet triumph since Indiana
last *set them back just four years
and four days ago by an almost
identical score, 67/2-642, the Wol-
verines found the individual bril-
liance of a trio of Panthers backed
up by the all-around balance of the
rest of the invaders too much to
Strength Concentrated
Scoring more than half of Pitt's
point total, three of the Panthers,
Captain Frank Ohl, Hap Stickel and
John Bazyk, accounted for six first
places and two seconds, good for 36
points, among them.
The Pittmen's strength was con-
centrated in the field events where
they copped five events 'against
Michigan's lone win by high-jumper
Don Canham. The Wolverines, on
the other hand, edged the Panthers
i the running events, winning five
firsts to the invaders' four.
Without being pressed too hard
Michigan's great quarter-miler, War-
ren Breidenbach, came through with
the best individual performance of
the day, when he tied his own Ferry
Field and all-time Michigan record
in the 440 with a time of 47.2 that
betters the Big Ten Conference out-
door record by two-tenths of a sec-
Thrilling Mile Relay
The closest and perhaps the most
thrilling race of the day was the
windup mile relay, occurring after
the Panthers had already clinched,
the dual meet victory. At the close
of three laps the Panthers held an
eight-yard lead. Anchorman Brei-
denbach pulled up to Pitt's Capt.
Ohl at the 220 mark, but lost his
momentary lead almost immediate-
ly on the final turn. Going into the
home stretch Ohl held a two-yard
lead over the smooth striding junior,
but this diminished inch by inch as
the Wolverine slowly closed the gap.
With a final spurt Breidenbach
gained a scant three-inch margin at
the tape. His time on the anchor
lap was a sensational 46.6, and the
Maize and Blue quartet's winning
time was 3:15.8.
Sophomore Hap Stickel began his
one-man wrecking crew act when
he beat out teammate Ohl in the
100-yard dash. Bud Piel took third
for Michigan. This trio finished in
(Continued on Page 3)
Tennis Squad
Defeats State
Wins State Championship,
Seventh Straight Victory
In defeating Michigan State's net-
ters 6-3 yesterday at Palmer Field,
the Michigan tennis team remained
unbeaten at home winning its sev-
enth consecutive match, won the
mythical State championship, and
left Coach Leroy Weir with a broad
smile on his face.
This spring the team has beaten
Michigan Normal, Kalamazoo, Wes-
tern State, Wayne and Michigan State
to establish itself as the top tennis
outfit in the state.
The match today had many peculi-
ar angles attached to it. First: Durst
lost his match to Fred Perkins, State's
number one man, 3-6, 6-4, 3-6. Perk-
ins usually plays two or three but
the State coach very cleverly switched
his line-up so he could put this steady
soft-baller, Perkins, against Durst to
distract him.

Herman Struck, a smooth strokingI
senior, raced through Tom Gamon,;
Michigan's second man, 6-1, 6-1.
Chester Olson, State's third man also
won, taking Wayne Stille at the num-
ber three spot, 6-3, 6-4. Thus, with
(Continued on Page 3)

Lyle Bond spun a masterful four-
hit pitching job to keep Michigan
in the running for the Big Ten
baseball pennant as the Wolverines
drubbed Purdue, 7-1, yesterday af-
ternoon at Ferry Field.
The triumph, which gave the
Varsity a sweep of the two-game
series with the Boilermakers, failed
to lift the Wolverines any higher in
the Conference standings than they
had been before game time, how-
Northwestern and Illinois contin-
ued to turn back Wisconsin and In-
diana, respectively, to maintain tflitr
positions at the top of the Big Ten
heap. Since the Illini have com-
pleted their schedule with a record
of nine victories and three defeats,
the best that Michigan can now do
is gain a tie for the championship.
Aside from Bond's brilliant per-
formance, the outstanding feature
of the game was a long and vigorous
argument with the umpires by Coach
Dutch Fehring and the Boilermakers.
An odd play that resulted in Mich-
igan's first run precipitated the dis-
The bases were full as a result of
a base on balls to Bill Steppon, Fred
Trosko's single, and a sound thump
on Bud Chamberlain's back by one
of Bob Baily's wild pitches, when
George Harms raised an easy fly
behind second base.
Umpire Ernie Vick, thinking that
outfielder Bud Stamm would catch
(Continued on Page 3)
Blues Defeat
White Eleven
On Long Pass
A 35-yard pass from Cliff Wise to
Elmer Madar in the middle of the
first quarter gave the Blue team a 6-0l
victory over the Whites yesterday as
Coach Fritz Crisler held his annual
spring intra-squad football game be-
fore 3,500 fans.
The Blues had set up the only score
of the game a minute before when
they rushed passer Norm Call, and
recovered his fumble on the 34. Wise
then faded back and tossed a perfect
strike to Madar, who clutched it on
the dead run and fell into the end
zone. Tackle Rudy Sengel missed the
extra point.
Pointing out the superiority of the
defensive play over the offense yes-
terday, Coach Crisler explained that
this year's drills have stressed that
end of the game to a greater extent
than in other years. Next season's
Wolverines will be "big enough," he
said, but "we're going to be lacking
in team speed." Reserve strength
in the line, however, will be a little
better than it was last season.
The Whites opened the game with
the first real scoring threat. After
(Continued on Page 3)

36 Engineers
Are Awarded
Lovell Announces Hunt,
Mandelbaum, Donovan,
Gemmell Memorial Prizes
Burton, Fox, Hull
Given $400 Grants
Announcement of the 36 winners
of the Simon Mandelbaum, Corne-
lius Donovan, Harriet E. Hunt and
Robert C. Gemmell Memorial Schol-
arships was made yesterday by Act-
ing Dean Alfred H. Lovell of the
Engineering College.
The Mandelbaum Scholarships,
which are awarded in amounts of
approximately $400 each to out-
standing students who have com-
pleted at least 45 hours of work ap-
plicable for their degree, are to be
presented to David W. Burton, '42E,
of Harbor Springs; Howard P. Fox,
'40E, of Detroit, and Harper H. Hull,
'42E, of Ann Arbor.
Donovan Scholarships
Recipients of the Donovan Schol-
arships of approximately $200 per
student are Herbert B. Battey, '41E,
of Rochester, N. Y.; Carl F. Binder,
'41E, of Ann Arbor; Emerson B.
Blair, '40E, of Rives Junction; Rob-
ert W. Byrne, '42E, of Essex Falls,
N. J.; James E. Davoli, '41E, of Buf-
falo, N. Y., and Harry G. Drickamer,
'41E, of East Cleveland, Ohi.
The list continues with Whitney
A. Erickson, '41E, of Mamaroneck,
N. Y.; Albert Feldman, '41E, of Glo-
versville, N. Y.; Richard E. Hanslip,
'41E, of Toledo, Ohio; Samuel R.
Heller, '40E, of Norfolk, Va.; Gordon
K. Hood, '41E, of Syracuse, N. Y.;
Richard W. Kebler, '41E, of Owosso;
Ralph J. Kelley, '41E, of Chicago,
and Thomas R. Kohler, '42, of Royal
Other Winners
Other Donovan winners are Blaine
B. Kuist, '41E, of Minot, N. D.; Don-
ald C. Loveys, '41E, of Gloversville,
N. Y.; Donald H. Nichols, '40E, of
Cresco, Ohio; Wilber C. Nordstrom,
'42E, of East Aurora, N. Y.; Howard
G. Roudabush, '41E, of Washington,
D. C.; Don W. Ryker, '41E, of Royal
Oak; James H. Shaver, '41E, of
Grand Haven; Richard L. Shuey, of
Mountain Lakes, N. J.; Tenho T. Si-
hvonen, '41E, of Detroit; Dorman J.
Swartz, '42E, of Pontiac, and David
C. Wohlander, '42E, of Quincy, Mass.
Hunt Scholarships
Hunt scholarships will be given to
Avard F. Fairbanks, '41E, of Ann Ar-
bor; George W. Pusack, '42E, of Ar-
lington, Va.; Raymond I. Schneyer,
'42E, of Ellicott City, Md.; Paul W.
Theriault, '41E, of Negaunee, and
Orrin G. Youngquist, '41E, of Mar-
The three students receiving the
Gemmel awards of approximately
$100 are Warren M. Parris, '43E, of
Detroit; William T. Reynolds, '43E,
of Syracuse, N. Y., and David F.
Robertson, '43E, of Detroit.
Flies Here For Play
Guthrie MeClintic, noted New York
producer, flew here from New York
yesterday to watch Ruth Chatter-
ton's version of "Pygmalion", the
first Dramatic Season offering that
closed last night.

French Reorganize Cabinet;

FDR To Rush Planes

Germans Continue'
Drive On Paris;
Near Oise Valley
Marshal Petain
In Government
PARIS, May 18. -(-'')- Speeding
German columns swung west across i
France tonight toward the Oise val-
ley-the oad to Paris-meeting stif-
fened resistance from Frenchmen
fighting under a new government
headed by Premier Paul Reynaud
and Marshal Henri Philippe Petain,
World War "Victor of Verdun."
The French High Command's night
communique said the Germans were
"attacking in a westerly direction
with powerful resources, despite con-
siderable losses."
This was at the end of nine days
of battle in Belgium and northern
France which fighters and war cor-
respondents say is like nothing ever
witnessed in history.
One French officer told H. Taylor
Henry, Associated Press war corres-
"Two hours of this is worse than
two days of the Battle of Verdun."
Today the Germans advanced to
Guise, about 14 miles west of Ver-
vms, and to Landrecies, about 12
miles west of Avesnes and some 85
miles east of the English Channel.
Avesnes heretofore had been the

Industrial Parley Will Discuss
Means Of Speeding Deliveries
Increased Appropriations Are Anticipated For U.S.;
Senate Sub-Committee Approves Army Program

WASHINGTON, May 18. -(P)-
President Roosevelt was said auth-
oritatively today to have decided to
put the Administration's force be-
hind efforts to speed deliveries of
American-made warplanes to the
hard-pressed Allies.
Informed airmen said means to
hasten completion of more than 4,000
planes which Britain and France have
ordered since the war started would
figure prominently in a conference
of industrial leaders with govern-
ment officials Monday.
The feasibility of turning over to
Clark. Speaks
On Difficulties
Of Job Misfits
Modern Industry Places
Emphasis On Human
Element,_Kelley Says
Students facing the professional
world with no knowledge of their
abilities and preferences represent

German Forces

Take Antwerp;

western edge of the salient in to the one of the greatest modern calam-
northern French plains, its lower ities, M. A. Clark, personnel director
edges well within 100 miles of Paris. of United States Rubber Company,
The German objective in turning told 500 high school students at the
to the west appeared to be: first, to first Vocational Guidance Confer-
try to cut of f the main French armies ence here yesterday.
from the Allied forces in Belgium "Industry's greatest waste is the
and, second, to reach the Oise valley. waste of human efforts because of
The sectors of Guise and Landre- misfits," Mr. Clark declared in the
ies lie about 20 miles within France Conference's panel discussion. Stat-
from the Belgian border, near the ing that industry has no time to test
headquarters of the Oise River and the abilities and aptitudes of em-
r dip hv f1nmi1 thn oea stfer ind ployes, he advised students to diver-
hl U.1,JJ mile northeast.J of.J ansAt

the Allies new planes manufactured
for the Army probably would be con-
sidered also, it was predicted, though
officials said no formal requests that
this be done had been received thus
Mr. Roosevelt's extraordinary pro-
gram to strengthen defenses at home
made swift progress in Congress dur-
ing the day, and word spread that
the Chief Executive might ask still
more millions for armament later if
he deemed them necessary.
Working with rare speed, a Senate
appropriations subcommittee ap-
proved a $1,827,491,724 Army supply
bill carrying the Army's share of the
special defense fund proposed by the
President earlier this week.
Gen. George C. Marshall, Chief of
Staff, told the Senate Committee
that the regular Army would be "to-
tally and completely inadequate" to
meet the "real test" of war now and
that "tremendous" sums would be
asked for future expansion.
In testimony before the Military
Appropriations Committee made pub-
lic today, Marshall anticipated "the
necessity of 400,000 men before we
finish with this business of prepar-
ing for emergencies short of full
mobilization." -
Student Senate
Peace Forum'
Will Be Held.
Preuss, Snithies And Witt
To Analyze Possibilities
Of U.S._Entanglement
A symposium will be presented by
the Student Senate on the topic "Can
America Stay Out of War?", at 7:30
p.m. Tuesday at the Union.
Three speakers, Prof. Lawrence Pre-
uss of the political science depart-
ment, Prof. Arthur Smithies of the
economics department and Herbert
Witt will analyze the issue from vary-
ing points of view.
The speakers will have an oppor-
tunity to give a short rebuttal, after
which the audience will be invited to
participate in the discussion.
"This symposium is being put on at
a time when the problem of American
foreign policy is of vital concern to
the student body," Daniel Huyett, '42,
chairman of the committee arrang-
ing the symposium, asserted yester-
Huyett stated that the audience dis-
cussion after the speeches is expect-
ed to be full and frank but on a high
intellectual plane without emotion or

7o Alli es
Namur, Leige Forts
Reported Standing
Against Nazi Drive
Holland Ceases
Active Figlhting
NEW YORK, May 19. (Re-
ceived at 1:41 a.m.)-(P)-The
Italian Liner Roma, scheduled to
sail at Saturday midnight for
Italy, remained at its Hudson
River pier early today.
Italo Verrando, general man-
ager of the Italian line, said the
delay was caused by loading of
cargo and denied emphatically
that the 30,816-ton liner's sailing
had been held up because of the
possibility of Italian 'entrance
into the European war.
BERLIN, May 18.-()-The iron
legions of Adolf Hitler hoisted the
German battle flag today on the City
Hall of Antwerp, fortified North Sea
anchor of the whole Allied line, and
swept west and south toward the
heart of France and the English
Channel ports needed for frontal as-
sault on the British Isles.
Antwerp fell to the German motor
columns in 9 days, 57 days ahead of
World War schedule. The troops of
imperial Germany entered the city
on Oct. 9, after shelling it for 11
days. They invaded Belgium on Aug.
4, 1914.
The German plunge through Bel-
gium and through the Netherlands, to
the north, is so swiftly fluid that it
is difficult to pick out its immeidate
The still-fightingBelgians said the
forts at Namur and Liege were hold-
ing outl even though the Germans
already had passed them and cap-
tured Brussels and Antwerp.
Complete 'Pacification'
What the authorities call complete
"pacification" of the Netherlands is
proceeding speedily, with Dutch re-
sistance ended on Walcheren Island
and more than 2,000 Dutch and
French troops reported captured on
the islands of Schouwen and South
Beveland, all in Zeeland above Ant-
When Zeeland's cleanup is com-
plete this will release 800,000 men for
a drive on the Belgian and French
channel ports.
With these ports occupied, it is
believed in some circles that the Bri-
tish will be given a chance to capitu-
late or deal with swarms of German
bombing planes.
Von Schleiffen Plan Changed
The spectacle of the German armies
of the left lancing straight toward
Paris seems to justify the conjecture
among military observers here that
Hitler has changed the classic von
Schleiffen plan for a flanking move
on Paris.
Instead it looks like the German
"bullet troops" are taking a short
cut to the heart of France without
waiting for envelopment of retiring
Allied troops by the right wing of the
The right flank, indeed, seems to be
employed in seeking to cut off Bri-
tish forces from seaports and make
their return to England impossible.
South of Sedan, too, the Germans
claimed southward gains to widen the
east end of their French pocket where
the Meuse forts approach the western
anchorage of the main Maginot Line.

UA JVA-CIO President Here:
Totalitarianism Is Imminent
If We Enter War, Thomas Says,

rougly y 110 lvulCza 1ul.
Feuer To Talk
At Foundation
President Ruthven Guest ;
Officers To Be Inducted,
Awards Will Be Given
Hillel's "Bar Mitzvah" banquet
celebrating the 13th anniversa;;; of
the Foundation on the Michigan
campus will be held at 6:30 p.m.
today in the Union with President1
Alexander G. Ruthven and Rabbi
Leon Felier of Toledo as honored
Rabbi Feuer, president of the Jew-
ish Community Council of Toledo
and of the Toledo B'nai B'rith, will
deliver the principal address on
"What is a Modern Jew?" President
Ruthven and Kenneth Morgan, di-
rector of the Student Religious As-
sociation, will also present short ad-
The banquet will also occasion the
installation of new officers and the
presentation of awards for the past
year. Outstanding work of 24 juniors
and seniors at the Foundation will
be recognized with the presentation
of Hillel keys.
Hillel service cup, won by Alpha
Epsilon Phi the last two years, will
be awarded to the organized house1
which has contributed the most to
the Foundation.I
On the lighter side the prograp
will feature a satirical takeoff on
their recently produced play "The1
Gentle People" by the Hillel Players.
Hubert Fitch To Give
Piano Recital Tuesday
Hubert Fitch, '40SM, pianist of St.I
Joseph, Mo., will present a music re-
cital at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in the
School of Music Auditorium in par-
tial fulfillment of the degree Bachelor
of Music.

Divine Cause Denied
Local Religious Leaders Oppose
DesignationOf War As Holy'

sify their vocational interests and
learn elementary industrial econom-
ics in order to prepare themselves
for industry's needs.
"Every student must have some
aid in crystallizing the aptitudes
and desires that lead toward a voca-
tional decision," Mr. Clark asserted.
"Guidance must be given before the
students attempt to enter profes-
sions, and qualified institutions must
provide vocational information from
which the student makes his own
decision," he added.
Mr. Harry J. Kelley, manager of
industrial relations of the American
Seating Company, observed that in-
dustry is in an era which places
emphasis on the human element. He
pointed out that industry is getting
closer to the people and sees the
value of young employes with the
maturity of extracurricular activity,
"Industry wants young people
with a sense of purpose and direc-
tion, nervous and mental energy,
enthusiasm, and decisiveness," Mr.
Kelley asserted. "Vocational train-
(Continued on Page 8)

If the United States enters the
war, totalitarianism in this country
is imminent, R. J. Thomas, president
of the 400,000 member United Auto-
mobile Workers Union of America
and vice-president of the CIO, de-
clared in an interview here last
Mr. Thomas came to Ann Arbor
to address a banquet of Alpha Chi
Sigma, professional chemistry fra-
I "There is real danger of our mili-
tary involvement because of our re-
liance on the prosperity of our pres-
ent war economy," he said. Mr.
Thomas, who has charge of CIO
labor activities in the aviation indus-
try, stated that if war sales stop
nnw in this +remendo o honming

liberties will not terminate with the
end of war."
Questoned whether the members
of the UAWA-CIO support Pres-
ident Roosevelt or John L. Lewis in
the coming presidential election,
Thomas said that 90 per cent still
favor Roosevelt, but stressed that
this support depends upon the Pres-
ident's vigorous promotion of a posi-
tive program of social legislation.
Failing this it is quite possible that
the automobile workers will swinga
to Lewis or some other acceptable
candidate like SenatorWheeler, of
Montana, he added.
The allegiance of labor to the
President dates from the New Deal
days. Although the Roosevelt ad-
ministration has stopped pushing so-
cial reform, the workers have not
vet deemed anyone hetter, Thomas

'You are fighting in a holy cause;
not only fighting a ruthless enemy,
but you are fighting a battle for
Jesus Christ," the statement made
by Major H. F. C. Cocks, London
chaplain, to departing Canadian
troops this week at Windsor, called
forth varying degrees of opposition
from local religious leaders and min-
Kenneth Morgan, director of Stu-
dent Religious Association; "Those
of us who are engaged in religious
work often make the mistake of
claiming divine sanction for our
opinions. In most circumstances the
effect is ludicrous, but in time of
war, it becomes dangerous. A 'holy'
war would mean a war in which God
approves of the slaughter of men,
and that concept is incompatible
with a God of love who regards men

still agree with a recent speaker in
Ann Arbor who said, 'as a method,
war is so fumbling and unscientific
that when we tried to use it to kill
the Kaiser, ten million men got killed
but the Kaiser was left the safest
man in Europe.' Surely such a fum-
bling method of accomplishing any
purpose is not good enough for our
scientific age."
Dr. William 'P. Lemon of the First
Presbyterian Church: I would hesi-
tate to apply the word "holy" to any
such bitter conflict as is now raging,
simply because categorical judg-
ments are so difficult, and the situa-
tion so complex. This is not to say
that there need be a Hamlet-like'
indecision. Life is not God, Mam-
mon, and Co., Incorporated. We
must take sides when great crises
appear. Yet this must deliver us
from the mere Palace-of-Art aloof-


Noted Actress
To Open Play
Here Tuesday
Mady Christians, noted Viennese
actress, will open here Tuesday in
the second Dramatic Season produc-
tion, Shakespeare's seldom done
comedy, "The Winter's Tale," at the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Supported by Diana Barrymore
and Louis Calhern, Miss Christians
will play the queen, Hermione, about
whom the play revolves.

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