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Presidential Campaign
And War Emotionalism..,

VOL. L. No. 168 Z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1940


27 Candidates
Enter Union
Office Races
Entire Campus Will Selec
Six Vice - Presidents,
Three Board In Control
Members This Thursda
Gins Withdraws
Name From List
The deadline for petitioning for
candidacy in the all'-campus election
Thursday for six Union vice-pres-
idents and the three student mem-
bers of the Board in Control of Stu-
dent Publications passed last night
with one additional candidate, Chris-
topher Vizas, '41, officially placed on
the Student Publications ballot.
This addition, however, was offset
by the declination yesterday of My-
ron Gins, '41, of Cleveland Heights,
Ohio. Ten candidates still remaining
in the Publications race are: James
Allen, '40, Birmingham; William El-
mer, '41, Dearborn; Albert Mayio,
Grad. (incumbent), Detroit; James
Nielson, '41, Winnetka, Ill.; Donald
Richey, '41, Charlotte; Ganson P.
McTaggert, '41, Albany, N. Y.; James
Tobin, '41, Highland Park; Richard
Waterman, '40, Albany, N. Y., and
Philip Westbrook, '40, (incumbent)
List Of 'Candidates
The official list of candidates for
the six Union vice-president posts
includes: from the Law School, A.
Robert Kleiner, '41 of Grand Rapids;
Charles M. Lovett, '41L, of Detroit,
and James l P'rench, '41L, of De-
troit; candidates from the Literary
and Graduate schools are Harold
Singer, '41, of Detroit; Richard Flet-
cher, '41, of Benton Harbor, and
Marshall Brown, '41, Janesville, Wis-
consin; medical school candidates
are Harold E. West, '41M, of Ann
Arbor; Joseph Juliar, '41M, of Mt.
Clemens, and George E. Waeck.
Dentistry Candidates
Those candidates from the Den-
tal School are Burdette Stone, '41D,
of Flint, and Raphael Sanjurjo,
'41SpecD, of Santuro, Puerto Rico;
candidates from the Engineering
and Architecture colleges are George
Davidson, '41A, of Detroit; Peter
Brown, of Galesburg, Illinois, and
Charles Kerner, '41E, of Milwaukee,
Wisconsin; candidates from the Col-
leges of Business Administration,
Forestry & Conservation, Music,
Pharmacy and Education are Russel
LaBelle, '41F&C, of Pittsburgh, Pa.;
G. Robert Harrington, '41BAd, of
Albany, N. Y., and Miles Dean,
'41BAd, of Bay City.
Golfers Fare
Badly In Battl
Michigan Squad Fades
In Afternoon Rounds
(Special To The Daily)
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 20.-After
jumping to a quick lead in the morn-
ing round, Michigan's undefeated
golf team faded badly in the after-
noon and wound up third behind Illi-
nois and Ohio State at the half-way
point of the 72 hole medal play in
the Western Conference champion-
ship battle.

Capt. Bob Palmer led the way in
the first 18 holes with a four-over-
par 76 as the Wolverines racked up
a first round total of 312 strokes. But
the entire team with the exception of
Bill Black, slumped on the last 18
holes of the day, finishing with a
four-man team score of 636.
fllinois, the team the Wolverines
whipped in their last home match,
led at the end of the first 36 holes
with a team score of 628. The Buck-
eye hosts took second with 634 with
Michigan two strokes behind.
Bill Gilbert, Ohio State's blond
sophomore, shot a one-over-par'
round of 71-74-145 to take the lead
in the individual championship race
with Michigan's Bob Palmer eight
(Continued on ?gage 3)
Medical Group To Hold
Last ..Business Meeting
The Pre-Medical Society will hold
its last businesmeetine 'of the se-

Preuss, Smithies, Witt
To DiscussWar Issue

Germans Claim Capture OfLaon;

Student Senate's Syinpo
To Be GivenAt 7:30
Prof. Lawrence Preuss of the politi-
cal science department, Prof. Arthur
Smithies of the economics depart-
ment and Herbert Witt, executive
t secretary of the American Student
Union, will take the stand and testify
on theStudent Senate's symposium
1 on "Can America Stay out of the
r War?" at 7:30 p.m. today in the
When questioned about his atti-
tude, Prof. Preuss stated that he be-
lieves America should do every thing
tpossible for an Allied victory. But
he thought the question of sending
an expeditionary force across is
merely an academic point. "We are
1not prepared now and when we fin-
ally would be able to send armed sup-
port it will be too laty to have a de-
cisive effect," he declared.
In a statement to the Senate com-
mittee in charge of the symposium,
Witt declared: "The military events
of the past week and the consequent
hullabaloo in Washington and in the
press has not shaken the convicition
of hundreds of thousands of students
that the war abroad is neither in the
interests of the Eureopean peoples nor
in the interests of Americans. Amer-
ica is not in danger of invasion. The
Group To Hold
Aninual Parley
Glover To Give Welcome
Address; Session Aims
To Publicize Advances
The ninth annual Pharmaceutical
Conference will be held at 2:30 p.m.
today in the amphitheatre of the
Rackham Building and pharmacists
from all over the state are expected
to attend.
The conference, held for the pur-
pose of publicizing advances in phar-
macy, will be opened by Professor
C. C. Glover of the University School
of Pharmacy who will present the
address of welcome. The speakers
will include Dr. B. V. Christensen,
Dean of the College of Pharmacy,
Mr. Arthur Secord of the Speech
Department and Dr. A. C. Curtis of
the University Medical School.
At 7:45 in the Rackham amphi-
theatre, micro-moving pictures of
living embryos at various stages in;
their development will be shown. Ac-
cording to Prof. Clover, pictures will'
present a marvelous technique in the
photography of living tissue. Dr. B.
M. Patten of the University Medical
School will be the speaker,
School Of Forestry
To Hold Banquet
The Annual Senior Banquet for
Forestry School students will be held
at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Allenel
Hotel, it was announced yesterday.1
Faculty, seniors and graduates of
the School of Forestry and Conserva-
tion are invited to attend, Dave Reid,1
'40F&C,. general chairman, an-


On Foreign Policy
Tonight At Union


Toward Paris And The Sea;

RFC Offers Credit For Defense

.. ..'debates on war

greater danger lies in war loans, pro-
vocative statements, and swollen
armaments that are heading us to-
ward another A.E.F."
Professor Preuss is a recognized
authority on international law. Pro-
fessor Smithies is known as an ex-
pert on economic theory. A Rhodes
scholar, he later held a post in the
Australian civil service as an econ-
omist. Witt is a graduate of New
York University. He was chairman
of a world conference of student
organizations in Paris last fall. Witt
succeeded Joseph P. Lash as secre-
tary of the ASU at that organization's
convention last winter. This is his
second appearance in Ann Arbor. He
was here previously in March.
The audience will be invited to par-
ticipate in the discussion after the
Varsity Netters
IBeat. State,, 6-3
Victory Is Fourth Straight
Over Lansing Squad
The Wolverine netmen success-
fully closed their 1940 dual meet
season and brought their season
record to ten victories and six losses
when they defeated the Michigan
State tennis squad in East Lansing
yesterday, 6-3.
This was the second time in three
days that Michigan defeated State
and the fourth time in two years
that Coach Leroy Weir's tennis
teams have defeated State net teams
by a 6-3 count.
With their last dual meet success-
fully stowed away, the Wolverines
will rest today, preparatory to leav-
ing for the Big Ten Tennis Meet to
be held in Evanston Thursday, Fri-
day and Saturday. Coach Weir an-
nounced, however, that he would
work out this afternoon with Harry
Kohl and Bob Jeffers, third doubles
As in Saturday's match with the
boys from E~a st Lansing, a split in
the singles placed the burden of the
meet upon t Le doubles combinations.
The same teams who had swept'
(continued on Page 3)

Expansion Aid
To Industries
Is Proffered'
Aircraft Industry Declines;
Says It Needs No Help
For Present At Least
WASHINGTON,, May 20. .-(A)-
The RFC offered Its credit facilities
to industries whicti lack capital for
expansion necessitated by the Nation-
al Defense Programfl today, while on
a conference of airbraft manufactur-
ers came official word that for the
present at least they needed no help.
Jesse Jones, the RFC chairman,
issued a statement 'saying his agency
was ready to cooperate with the banks
in making secured loans for national
defense purposes, by taking 75 per
cent of such loans or underwriting
75 per cent, leaving the bank carry-
ing 25 per cent of the advance.
'Sufficient Capital'
After conferring with the Nation's
principal aircraft builders in a hur-
riedly summoned session, Secretary
Morgenthau told reporters the indus-
try had sufficient capital, and enough
skilled workers to meet the present
demands of the defense situation,
without sacrificing labor standards.
The development came as a sur-
prise to some officials who had been
discussing the possibility of RFC loans
for the purpose of building addition-
al plant capacity, or of having the
Government build new plants direct-
ly, retain ownership, and lease them
to private builders. This possibil-
ity apparently remained in the long-
range picture.
Appropriations Pushed
Meanwhile, a Congress pushing the
defense appropriations through at top
speed heard from Rep. Martin of
Massachusetts, the Republican House
Leader, an inquiry as to "how the
Administration intends to finance
these new demands."
In reply, Rep. Rayburn of Texas,
the Democratic leader, said that seri-
ous consideration was being devoted
to that problem and that a recom-
mendation would be made by the ex-
ecutive departments.

Berlin Claims
Paris Says

(By The Associated Press)
The fate of Allied armies in Flan-
ders hangs perilously on the con-
fused battle along the western flank
of the huge salient Germany has
carved into northern France in a
dozen days and nights of fighting.
Whether massed French forces
holding the road to Paris at the
depth of the pocket and along its
southern flank forced the Nazi at-
tack to veer westward, or whether
the shift conforms to German grand
strategy is not clear. There can be
no doubt, however, that Berlin has
now staked hope of quick and crush-
ing victory on the effort to break
through to the Channel between Mau-
beuge and St. Quentin and cut the
Allied armies in half.
Berlin's Claims
Berlin claims already to have
pierced this front to the Cambrai-
Peronne Line, the old Somme battle
area of the World War. If this is
true, the German westward drive has
already dangerously undermined the
Allied lines in Flanders and is threat-
ening England with all the horror of
Nazi air attack across the narrow
Straits of Dover.
Paris, however, says the main battle
front is well eastward of the Cam-
brai-Peronne Line. The French place
the major fighting on the front be-
tween La Fere, which is due south
of St. Quentin, and Landrecies,"
which is southwest of Maubeuge.
Both are on the Sambre River, but
it has already been crossed westward
Sphinx Chooses
25 New Members;
Will Give Dinner
'Torture in the manner of Egypt
will be the fate of 25 junior men to-
day when Sphinx, honorary junior
men's society, conducts its annual
Spring initiation here today.
Tapping ceremonies were held
about the campus last night. A ban-
quet will conclude the ceremonies to-
New members are Normal Call, Bud
Chamberlain, Goodwin Clarke, Bob
Fitzgerald, Jim Galles, John Gillis,
Paul Goldsmith, George Harms, Dan
Huyett, Bob Ingalls, Roger Kelly,
Strother Martin, Jay McCormick, Bill
Newton, Al Owens, Bud Piel, John
Rookus, Dick Scherling, Gus Share-
met, Bill Slocum, Don Stevenson,
Wayne Stille, Ben Thorward, Bob
Westfail and Al Wistert E

by the Germans on a relatively wide
front, as has the Somme at St. Quen-
Troops Imperiled
At least 300,000 Allied troops, ex-
clusive of remnants of the Dutch
army, are imperiled in the Flanders
area by the Nazi thrust westward
for the Oise-Sambre crossings. In
the struggle to prevent these forces
from being caught in the Nazi trap,
the Maubeuge-Valenciennes - Cam-
brai triangle is a crucial sector.
Between Valenciennes and Mau-
beuge, Berlin claims to have beaten
back a Franco-Belgian force attempt-
ing to "escape" southward. Berlin
also asserts that the British in Flan-
ders are racing by forced marches
for the channel ports. There is no
reason to doubt it, although it may
not yet be a dash to reembark, but
a sweeping retirement to a new line
of defense,
Price Control
Declared Valid
By High Court
Congressional Regulation
Of Interstate Industry
Is UpheldIn 8-1 Vote
WASHINGTON, May 20. -jP-
The Supreme Court, in a decision
upholding the Bituminous Coal Act,
ruled 8 to 1 today that Congress can
constitutionally prescribe price-fix-
ing, marketing controls and other
regulatory remedies to cure "chaotic
conditions" in interstate industry.
The Act was passed in 1937 after
an earlier regulatory law, called the
Guffey Coal Act of 1935, was ruled
invalid. The aim of the legislation
was to curb the "over-production and
savage, competitive warfare" which,
Justice Douglas said in today's ma-
jority opinion, had "wasted;" the
bituminous coal industry,
"Labor and capital alike were the
victims," the opinion observed. "Fi-
nancial distress among operators
and acute poverty among miners pre-
vailed even during periods of gen-
eral prosperity. This history of the
bituminous coal industry is written
in blood as, well as in ink."
If the operators themselves "had
endeavored to stabilize the markets
through price-fixing agreements,"
Douglas commented, they "would
have run afoul" of the Sherman
Anti-Trust Act.

Fate Of Allied Armies Depends
On Battle Along Western Flank

Cambrai-Peronne Line Is Pierced;
Battle-Front Is Further To East

Nazis Report
Storm Troops'
Forward Push
Louvain Library Ruined;
Germans Say 60,000
Enter Northern France
(y The Associated Press)
The capture of Laon, for centuries
a strategic position 75 miles north-
east of Paris, was claimed tonight
by the German High Command
Even there, the German announce-
ment said, Nazi storm troopers did
not stop, but continued on six miles
beyond Laon in a southwesterly di-
rection to the Oise-Aisne Canal.
At the end of 11 days of the Ger-
man blitzkrieg through the low coun-
tries and into France, the High Com-
mand said, the Nazi war flag was
waving over the citadel of the city
which Von Kluck's army took in
August, 1914, and which remained
in German hands until October, 1918.
At the same time another German
thrust veered to the north, heading
toward the English Channel with
the object of trapping Belgian and
British units making a stand in that
War's destructiveness in Belgium
was brought home sharply to United
States citizens with the word that
the great Louvain library, erected
on Herbert Hoover square by con-
tributions of many university stu-
dents, had been destroyed by fire.
Newspaper correspondents touring
the front as guests of Adolf Hitler
saw the building in ruins, its 700,000
volumes considered lost.
'Claiz Gains
The German High Command said
the shifting thrust to the west-away
from the road to Paris-gained be-
tween 20 and 30 miles on a line north
from St. Quentin, which was in Ger-
man hands.
If successful, the new drive to the
Channel would imperil 300,000 Bri-
tish soldiers on the Allies' north
flank. It would also gain new bases
for a lethal attack on England, just
20 miles across the Channel from
Calais, France.
Sixty thousand German mechan-
ized troops, comprising five full divi-
sions, were engaged in the battering
march across the plains of northern
The main objective, it appeared,
was to drive a wedge between the
French forces defending Paris and
the Allied Armies (British, Belgian
and French) in Belgium.
Troops Drop Back
Allied troops in the north imme-
diately dropped back to meet the
new threat on the Channel, ready
for a backs-to-the-sea stand against
the menace of a Nazi invasion of
England. (Prime Minister Winston
Churchill has already warned that
England's "own day" of defending
her soil is imminent.)
The lightning shift in German tac-
tics, reportedly dictated by Reichs-
fuehrer Hitler himself in his head-
quarters "somewhere on the Western
Front," followed reports that Gen.
Maxime Weygand, 73-year-old new
commander-in-chief of the Allies,
was massing a huge army to "pinch
off" the 50-mile deep Nazi salient
into France on the Meuse River
The French acknowledged late
yesterday a Nazi report that St.
Quentin, 80 miles northeast of Paris,
the scene of some of the bloodiest
fighting in the World War, had fall-
en to the Germans in a furious see-
saw battle.
Pulp Edition Of Garg
To Appear Thursday

More Indians will bite the dust
and more criminals will be tracked
down by wily master minds; new
war heroes will be created and roman-
tic love will again triumph.
Gargoyle will bring them all to
campus Thursday when the June
issue of the campus humor magazine
makes its appearance in the form of


Play Season's
Win ter's Tale'
The second and most ambitious
Dramatic Season production will in-
corporate a seasoned professional
troupe and the University Symphony
Orchestra into Shakespeare's "The
Winter's Tale" opening 8:30 p.m. to-
day in the Lydia Mendelssohn The-
Mady Christians, supported by Di-
ana Barrymore, Louis Calhern, Hir-
am Sherman and Joseph Holland,
will take the lead in the seldom-done
comedy. Whitford Kane, well-known
for his appearances here in the past,
will also play a part, this being the
only Shakespearean play he has ever
appeared in. The University orches-
tra is collaborating with a musical
score adapted from the French im-
University students who will appear

The 'dloes' Invade Ann Arbor:

Women's Voices Fill Palmer Field:
Lantern Nigit Contest Honors
Go To Pi Beta Phi Songsters

Jeff Davis, One-Eye Conmnelly
Will HighlightHobo Day Today

Jeff Davis, King of the Hoboes, received an offer to go out to the coast with the Hollywood anct flIaway
and One-Eye Connelly, world's cham- again for another film. players are Richard Levy, 4lSpec,
gate-crasher, together with a With Davis will also be Skeets Helen Ralston, 40Spec, Robert
Simpson, famous hobo, who is known Reeves, Jack Gelder, '40, John
motley troupe of bonafide hoboes, for his ability to imitate sounds of Schwarzwalder, Grad, Norman Ox-
will climax Congress' gala Hobo Day, trains, birds, children, cats, dogs and handler, John Jensen, '40, June Mad-
when they put on a program at 8 so forth. ison, '40Ed., and Mary Jordon, '40.
p.m. today in the Union. King Jefferson was starred in a The play has been directed by Prof.
Davis will come to Ann Arbor direct special radio broadcast over Station Valentine Windt, of the speech de-
from the convention of the League CKLW Sunday from Windsor, loca- partment, and lighted by Feder of
of Hoboes of the World, where he tion of the Hobo Convention. New York.
was reelected emperor last Sunday. Hobo Day ceremonies will include Ticke for "The Winter's Tale"
Connelly is prominent in gate- the general attiring of the student will be on sale at the Lydia Mendels-
crashing circles and notorious among body in hobo rags for the entire day. sohn box-office for evening perfor-
the ranks of sports promoters. He In the evening His Majesty will judge mances today through Saturday at
has, in his long career, walked in a contest in which the student most 8:30 p.m. and matinees Wednesday
many an exit backwards and slipped resembling the typical American vari- and Saturday at 3:15 p.m.
through many an entrance gate un- ety of hobo will be selected. Women
noticed. He was successful in crash- may also participate in the contest. L l Tt
ing every game in the 1939 World's However, according to David Panar, S . l h* Jtigg E ercngseV
Series. Incidentally, he picks Brook- '42E, secretary-treasurer of Congress, President Of AIEE
lyn to beat the Yanks in the 1940 it is not necessary to be attired as a l


Outsinging 23 opponents, Pi Beta
Phi sorority took first place in the
annual Lantern Night song contest
last night. Delta Gamma sorority
placed second, while Jordan Hall
sang into third.
With 92 per cent participation in
WAA activities, Alpha Delta Pi was
awarded the participation trophy for
having the highest house score, of
212 points. "May you go through life
with the spirit symbolized by this
cup," said Dr. Margaret Bell in pre-
senting the trophy.
Kappa Delta, with 139 points, took
second place, and Zone I was a close
third with 138 points for the past
year. The cup is awarded on the
basis of per cent of participation and
degree' of success in competitive
Theta Xi fraternity, winners of the
Sing last Thursday night, added their

othy Shipman, outgoing president of
the League; Harriet Sharkey, form-
er president of the WAA; Betty Slee,
chairman of the 1939-40 Judiciary
Council; Mary Frances Reek, former
president of Assembly and Barbara
Bassett, outgoing president of Pan-
hellenic Association.
Seniors in caps and gowns carried
Japanese Lanterns symbolic of the
traditions and honors of the graduat-
ing class. They were preceded by
the Michigan Band and a police es-
cort. At Palmer Field, where the
traditional "M" formation was taken
by all women, the entire assemblage
sang "The Yellow and the Blue" while
senior women passed to their succes-
sors the lantern symbols of their
An innivation this year was the
open house held by Couzens Hall for
all song contest participators. The'
nurses' home also extended invita-

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