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Mostly Cloudy With Scattered
Showers Wednesday; Thurs-
day Partly Cloudy.


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Nazi Planes Bomb Southeastern n







m hannel
Thousands Flee

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Million Allied
Men Trapped
By Encircling,
Germans Say
French Ninth Army Chief
Is Captured With Staff
By Crushing Offensive
German Advance
Moves Southward
BERLIN, May 21.-()-The Ger-
man armies of the west pounded
their iron spike tonight to Abbeville
on the English Channel's Somme
Estuary, 12 miles from the open
water, and made their death threat
to England one of the immediate
In a vast "encirclement within en-
circlement" maneuver, which Ger-
mans estimated had trapped a million
soldiers of the French, British and
Belgian Northern Armies, Hitler's
armored men on the 12th day of their
great offensive swept westward over
Arras and Amiens and reached Abbe-
Behind them, the High Command
said, came wave after wave of infan-
Caught also in the German military
thresher as it gouged across Northern
France was the Ninth French Army,
which had been fighting from Na-
mur, Belgium, west to Maubeuge,
France, to hold a connection between
the Northwestern outposts of the
Maginot Line and the Belgian front.
The High Command asserted Gen-
eral Giraud, new Commander of the
French Ninth Army in this "battle of
the bulge" had been captured with
his staff; that his crushed army was
being dissolved.
(London said Saturiay Giraud has
commanding "groups of armies" in'
the "bulge.")
Giraud scarcely had received his
command, said DNB, the German
news agency, before German troops
overran his headquarters.
With the Allies in the north fight-
ing what Germans proclaimed as
"the battle of desperation," the Ger-
man advance southward toward Paris
appeared, from the High Command's
report, to be moving on schedule,
though that schedule seemed less
D 1 61
Druids Initiate
27 In Annual
M Tappng
DRUIDS, sons of magic,
Foretellers of the future,I
Judges-very knowing, wise-1
The fires in the stonehenge
Are set alight,
With flames to heaven raised;
Look upon thy awenyds,
Called from out they mighty court-
The uninformed who would seek thy
Hence to they oak grove,
There to test
Their unworthigess.
With eyes to heaven raised,
Invoke a blessing from the skies,
Perpetuate thy heroic deeds-
Keep ever brightt
Thy burning torch-
The glory and wisdom of knights ofc
Stalwart DRUIDS, true and bold.

To the rock of DRUIDS have been
James Neilson, Jeff Hall, Mike
Sofiak, Bill Osbu-rn, Joe Glasser,.
George Ruehle, Blake Thaxter, Bobt
Hook, Jim Lovett, Charles Ross, FredE
Howarth, Bill Loud, Art Treut, Jim
Harrison, Ed Tripp, Dick Peckin-t
paugh, Chuck Samuel, Jack Meyer,
Bill Cartmill, Bob Gilmour, Bob Mer-

U.S. Foreign Policy Is Debated
By Smithies, Preuss And Witt
";ivergent; Views Evoked By Se"sate Spons""ed F""ruii
Support For Allied Victory Is Contested

Record Vote
Is Ex pected
In Election
26 Will Vie For Office
In Publications, Union,
And Athletic Contests
Nine Polling Posts
I Receive Ballots

Agreeing that the United States
should not send an expeditionary
force across the seas, three speakers
discussed the vital topic "Can Amer-
ica Stay Out of the War?" from
widely diverging viewpoints before
nearly 1,000 students last night in
the Union.
Professor Arthur Smithies, of the
economics department, Professor
Lawrence Preuss of the political sci-
ence department and Herbert Witt,
national executive secretary of the
American Student Union argued the
question on a symposium sponsored
by the Student Senate. The speakers
disagreed vigorously on the steps
that should be taken to insure peace.
Professor Preuss contended that
'we are in serious danger at the
presenttime, for there is morethan
an even chance that Germany will
win the war soon." He believes that
America is genuinely concerned in
the outcome of a German victory.
"While no armed aid should be sent,
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I advocate a strong foreign policy
against aggressor nations. We must
use our economic power against
them," he maintained. Declaring
himself in favor of the President's
rearmament program, d astated,
"the only way to guard against a
war is to make it difficult for war
to be inflicted on you."
Professor Smithies also contended
that American security is tied up
with an Allied victory. Therefore he
asserted that all aid should be sent
to the Allies up to the point of ac-
tually going to war. "Exactly how
far we can go without being involved
I cannot say," he admitted. Like
Preuss he felt that a large defense
program is very necessary.
Allies Are Assailed
Denying that an Allied victory
was as favorable as the other speak-
ers indicated, Witt attacked the Al-
lies for their imperialism. He also
assailed the United States for its
imperialism in the Western Hemi-
"The preparedness program is a
step towards war," he said. "First,
it is not directed towards defense,
but rather towards meeting the en-
emy across the sea before he gets
to us; secondly, it scares the wits out
of Americans so that they will be
willing to fight. Steps short of war
are steps to war," he declared.
,,Preuss Replies To Witt'
Professor Preuss in his rebuttal
speech contended that the weakness
of Witt's argument is the concept
that if "one wishes hard enough you
can have peace. War is a challenge
that is not to be accepted or refused.
Nations with the most pacific inten-
tions in the world have become the
victims of it," he asserted.
Witt and Smithies found agree-
ment on the effects of this country
entering the war. "The huge sacri-
fice in terms of human life and the
loss of civil liberties are enough to
make us want to keep out," Smithies
New Staff Iodav
Members of the student section of
the American Society of M'echanical
Engineers will meet to elect officers
for the coming year at 7:30 p.m. to-
day in the Union.
Speakers for the evening will be
Ben Beyer, chairman of the Detroit
senior section of - the ASME; Tom
Jeffords, chairman-elect; and JohnC
P. Schechter, chairman of student
activities in the Detroit section.
Following the talks, a paper writ-
ten by the Detroit junior section,.
"The Junior Engineer in Industry,"
will be presented by Fred Jennings,
of the junior section.
Prior to the meeting a dinner will

George Ceithaml, five foot, 11%
inch, 190-pound quarterback, from
Chicago, made his bow in Michigan's
hall of fame yesterday as he became
the 16th winner of the Chicago Alum-
ni Trophy, annually awarded to the
outstanding player in the spring prac-
tice sessions by the Chicago Alumni
The excited Windy City freshman
received the prize from Meyer Mor-
ton, representative of the Chicago
group, at 5 p.m. in the Union. Morton
lauded Ceithaml for his rapid im-
provement this year and for rolling
up a perfect attendance record at
practice. The choice was by general
agreement of the coaches.
Also mentioned as Ceithaml's clos-
est competitors were Bob Ingalls,
center; Bill Melzow, guard; Al Wis-
tert and Bob "Flop" Flora, tackles;
and Norm Call and Cliff Wise, half-
backs. Ingalls also was commended
for attending every drill session.
Ceithaml has impressed the coach-
ing staff this spring with his block-
ing ability and his field generalship.
His play in the intrasquad game Sat-
urday brought praise from Coach
Fritz Crisler. "Ceithaml is going to
play some football for us," was Cris
ler's comment, as he commended the
yearling's blocking and play calling,
although pointing out that he was
(Continued on Page 31

The sudden withdrawal yesterday
of four candidates from the Board in
Control of Student Publications race
Thursday foreshadows the hottest'
election battle ever seen for the three
student positions on the Publications
Board, Ward Quaal, '41, president of
the Men's Judiciary Council, said
last night. A record vote is expected.
Candidates in the Publications race'
who announced their declinations
are: James Allen, '40; William Elmer,
'41; Donald Richey, '41; and Rich-
ard Waterman, '40.
Myron Gins, '41, of Cleveland
Heights, Ohio, had already indicated
his withdrawal from the race.
Six candidates now remain in the
Publications race; they include; Al-
bert Mayio, Grad, (incumbent), De-
troit; James Nielson, '41, Winnetka,
Ill.; Ganson P. Taggart, '41, Albany,
N.Y.; James Tobin, '41, Highland
Park; Christopher Vizas, '41, High-
land Park, and Philip Westbrook, '40,
(incumbent), Escanaba.
Norman Call, '42, Norwalk, Ohio,
and Constantine (Gus) Sharemet, '42,
Hamtramck, are the principles in the
battle of ballots for the single vacancy
on the Board in Control of Athletics.
The term of office is two years and
the winning candidate will join War-
ren Breidenbach, '41, elected last year,
on the Board. James Rae, '40, is the
retiring student member of the Board.
Stark Ritchie, '41L, and John R.
Pepin, '41M, have become candidates
for the positions of Union vice-presi-
dents in addition to the candidates
listed for this office in yesterday's
Daily. Pepin replaces George E.
Waeck as a candidate from the Col-
leges of Business Administration, For-
estry and Conservation, Music, Phar-
macy, and Education. Pepin indi-
cated his withdrawal yesterday, now
leaving 18 candidates in the electoral
tilt for six Union vice-president posts.
Balloting for positions on the Pub-
lications and Athletic Boards is cam-
pus-wide in contrast to the election
of Union vice-president, in which
the voter is to vote only for one can-
didate from his respective school or
(Continued on Page 6)
" Winter's Tale'
Run Continues
Through Week

Garg Puts Out
Horror Issue
In Pulp Style
"Horror!" That is the keynote
for the bigger and better dime novel
masquerading for the Gargoyle, cam-
pus humor magazine, which will
make its June appearance tomor-
row, according to Bill Loud, '41,
associate managing editor,
Stories by Charlie the Snarl, "ain't
particularly scary, but it's horrible,"
by Tex Panhandle, with "cattle ras-
tles, guns, babes, gin, horses, trains,
and goiters," by Capt. Reginald Fok-
ker, on five aces this time, which
"cant be beat anywhere" and other
"famous" authors will be especially
featured in this drug store drama
issue, Loud revealed.
Advertisements will be in the usual
style for this newsstand literature.
Dr. Christensen
Heads Meeting
Of Pharmacists
Dean Of OSU Pharmacy
Requests Professional
Cooperation In Speech
Recruits for Pharmacy are found
at the very roots of society, and
honesty, service and loyalty are
prime requisites for the profession
stated Dr. B. V. Christenson, Dean
of the College -of Pharmacy at Ohio
State University in his keynote ad-
dress at the ninth annual Pharma-
ceutical Conference sponsored by the
College of Pharmacy held yesterday,
afternoon at the Rackham amphi-
After a welcome address by Pro-
fessor C. C. Glover of the University
School of Pharmacy, Dr. Christen-
son spoke on "Recruiting for the
Profession of Pharmacy." He plead-
ed for intelligent criticism from
without and asked for respect and
confidence from those within the
profession itself. The responsibility
of judging character must rest with
examination boardr, the colleges and
master pharmacists, Dr. Christen-
sen stated,
Mr. Arthur Secord of the Speech
Department of the University ad-
dressed the Conference on "Develop-
ing an Effective Personality." Se-
cord defined personality as evaluated
individualism and said that the fun-
damental basis of personality is good
Dr, A. C. Curtis, Professor of Med-
(Continued on Page 6)

ParisAs German
Army Units Near
Aniienls, Arras Taken As Hitler's Troops
Trap Vast Allied Contingent; British
Ready For A 'Fight To The Last Man'
LONDON, May 22 (Wednesday). -(P)- German planes bombed
England last night, dropping explosives offshore and on land at two
places along the southeast coast but, the air ministry said, wihout
doing any damage.
Anti-aircraft fire and heavy explosions over the mouth of the
Thames indicated an attempted third raid.
The air ministry said the German planes dropped bombs "in two
districts in the southeast of England last night. Some bombs fell on
land and others in the sea." It added that there were no casualties
or damage reported.
(13y Trhe AsvocIated Press)
British troops, trappedl in Belgium by the German drive into France,
swore to die in their tracks rather than let the Nazis establish channel
bases for an invasion of Great Britain.
The French announced officially that Amiens and Arras were taken
and when the news became generally known that the Germans had pene-
trated to Abbeville, 12 miles from the channel, lines of automobiles con-
taining civilians moved out of the south and west gates of Paris.
_ No bombs were dropped on land.
Amid the growing alarm that the
D ean To Give war would spread still further.Dic-
tator George Metaxas of Greece
Informal Talk talked with' his Council of Generals
and then went to see King George

Edmunson Will Discuss
Teaching Curriculum
Dean James Edmunson of the
School of Education will deliver an
informal lecture to all students who
plan to enroll in the fall in courses
in the educational school at 4:15 p.m.
tomorrow in Room 1p25, Angell Hall.
Dean Edmunson will discuss the
curriculum leading to a teacher's
certificate and the problems with
which the student is liable to meet.
Others who will speak are Prof.
B. W. Wheeler, Prof. -P. S. Thorpse
and Prof. Clarence D. Thorpse, all
of whom are counsellors to those
seeking a teaching certificate.
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Baseball Team B
Golf Team Se
(Special To The Daily)
KALAMAZOO, May 21.-The Mich-
igan baseball team drove little Frank
Overmire from the box in the third
inning to pile up a commanding lead
early in the game and coast to an
easy 11-5 victory over Western State
Teachers' College here today.
The loss was the first of the sea-
son for the tiny southpaw who had
previously chalked up seven straight
wins. For the Wolverines, the tri-
umph was the first of the year over
a state rival.
Michigan began its assault on Over-
mire with a three-run splurge in the
second inning. Fred Trosko led off
with a single but was thrown out

be held in the Union for present William Shakespeare's "The Win-
ASME officers and visitors from ter's Tale" will continue to highlight
Detroit, the Dramatic Season with its sec-
ond performance at 8:30 p.m. today
in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
eats roncos The opening performance last
night drew eight curtain, calls for
the principles, Mady Christians, Jo-
e d In Big en seph Holland, Louis Calhern, Hiram
Sherman and Diana Barrymore, and
applause for the collaboration of the
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 21--Be.- University Symphony Orchestra un-
hind eight strokes as the final 36 der the direction of Thor Johnson,
holes of play began today, Michigan's Whitford Kane, who is to be fea-
golf team had to be content with a tured in productions later in the
pair of "seconds" as the team fin- Season, also took part. This is the
ished nine strokes back of Tllinois, only Shakespearean play he has never
the new champion, and Capt. Bob appeared in. The University students
Palmer was edged out for the indi- playing roles are John Jensen, '40,
vidual title by Ohio State's Bill Gil- Norman Oxhandler, James Moll,
bert on the final hole. June Madison, '40Ed, Mary Jordan,
Palmer, who had finished fourth two '40, Helen Ralston, '40Spec, Richard
years in a row, put on a gallant but Levy, '4lSpec, Robert Reeves, John
futile fight for the singles champion- Gelder, '40, John Schwarzwalder,
ship as a 50-foot chip shot on the Grad, Margaret Schiller, '41, and
72nd hole hung on the lip of the cup Doris Barr, '40.
without dropping to give the Buckeye "The Winter's Tale", a rarely per-
sonhomore a one-stroke advantage, formed Shakespearean comedy, was

H,. Harry Smith, 41E, was elected ,
president of Sigma Rho Tau, honor-
Pre-Medics Elect Manry ary speech society, for the coming
year. The other officers selected
The Pre-Medical Society elected were Norman Taylor, '42E, vice-
its officers for the next year at its president; John Hammelef, '42E,
final meeting last night. Clayton treasurer; Alexander Pentland, '42E,
Manry, '41, was chosen to succeed recording secretary; Dean F. Wood-
Vaughn Kalajan as president of the bury, '42E, corresponding secretary;
Society; Klaus Dehlinger, '42, vice- Vance Middlesworth, '41E, home see-
president; Jerry Fink, '42, secretary; I retary, and Max Anning, '41E, rep-
Bob Hoffman, '43, treasurer; and resentative to the Engineering Coun-
Howard Nunes, '41, publicity agent. Icil.
'Hoboes Ain't Bums Or Tramps,'
Emperor Jeff Davis Declares

The Balkans, hearing reports fil-
tering across the suddenly-closed
Yugoslav-Albanian frontier that It-
aly was rushing munitions to Al-
bania, wondered if Italy, was setting
herself to strike into their territory,
or else was locking her back door
before hitting at France.
President Roosevelt grimly called
the rush of events a world disaster
and declared that the United States'
vast new rearmament program must
create not a single millionaire and
must give labor no special privileges
or wages.
Canadians Land
Great Britain, with 2,000,000 men
in training for war, men who could
rush to defend her coasts, received
another contingent of Canadian
Within the Reich, Germans them-
selves expressed astonishment at the
precipitate rush of Nazi troops to-
ward the English Channel and deep
into the heart of France.
The peril of a Nazi invasion of
England, already heralded by Prime
Minister Winston Churchill, ap-
peared hourly more imminent.
England Hears Rumblings
So great was the din of battle
on the continent, where swift-strik-
ing Nazi mechanized legions threat-
ened to cut off more than 555,000
British and Belgian soldiers in Bel-
gium, that distant rumblings of gun-
fire could be heard on the English
The historic city of Amiens,site
of the great French Cathedral of
Notre Dame, and nearby Arras were
A French military spokesman ad-
mitted both cities had fallen to the
Nazi invaders in their sweep to the
25 Initiated By Sphinx;
'll Elected Pharoak
Sphinx, honorary junior men's so-
ciety, initiated 25 new members from
the present sophomore class yester-
day, using traditional Egyptian
methods in their annual spring tor-
ture session. ,
Norman Call and John Gillis were
named president and secretary-
treasurer, respectively, of the group
of new members at the banquet, the

"Mae West, President Roosevelt and
the hoboes are the most misunder-
stood people in the world," Jeff Davis,
King Emperor of the Hoboes, speak-
ing under the auspices of Congress,
stressed last night before a laugh-
ing, cheering audience of 250 which
packed to capacity and overflowed
the south cafeteria of the Union.
Davis, head of a fraternal organi-
zation of over 1,009,000 members,
proposed a collegiate auxiliary for all
students who have the wanderlust or
engage in hitch-hiking exploits. Over
100 students, male and female, re-
mained after the program to be,

"tramps." The hoboes, he asserted
have an international convention
every year and are the only extra-
governmental body ever to have met
in the British Parliament building.
One-Eyed Connelly, with a sly wink
of his good eye, related icidents of
his 50-year career as a gate-crasher.
He explained that he had not missed
a Kentucky Derby since 1900, and
has never paid to gain admission into
any event.
The spectators roared at the ver-
satility of Skeets Simmons, who wears
a size six derby on a size eight head,
as he gave imitations of Major Bowes,
Fred Allen, Ben Bernie and various

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