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Campus To Elect
Cc1 Officers Today;
Record Vote Seen

I,60( Studets ilSwig Out
Of (Colle g~iate (Careers San da y
University Band To flay For Colorf d Pi-octi on
Shirley Smit Will Address Departin, Class

Allied Air, Land Thrusts
Check German Advances
Toward English Channel

Contested Battle Predicted
In Publications, Union,
Athletic Board Races
Nine Polling Posts
To Receive Ballots
More than 2500 students are ex-
pected to trek to the polls today to
exercise their electoral privilege in
what promises to be the most in-
tensely contested Board in Control of
Student Publications election in
memory, Ward Quaal, '41, president
of the Men's Judiciary Council, said
last night.
Balloting in the election of six
Union vice-presidents and one stu-
dent to the Board in Control of
Athletics is anticipated ' to rival:
closely that. in the Publications race
and produce a record vote, Quaal
Six Still In Running
Six are left running in the Pub-
lications contest after the with-1
drawal of five candidates earlier in
the week. Those vieing for the three
student positions on the Publica-
tions Board are: Albert Mayio, Grad,w
(incumbent), Detroit; James Niel-
son, '41, Winnetka, Ill.; Ganson P.'
Taggert, '409, Albany, N. Y.; James
Tobin, '41, Highland Park; Chris-
topher Vizas, '41, Highland Park,]
and Philip Westbrook, '40 (incum-
bent), Escanaba. The three can-1
didates elected will join four mem-1
bers of the faculty in exercising
control over the Michiganensian,
Gargoyle and Daily during 1940-41.
Principles in the battle of ballots'
for the single vacancy on the Boardr
in Control of Athletics are Norman
Call, '42, Norwalk, Ohio, and Con-
stantine (Gus) Sharemet, '42, of
Hamtramck. The term of office is
two years and the "winnah" will
join Warren Breidenbach, '41, elect-
ed last year, on the Board.
Field Reduced To 17
The field of candidates for the
positions of Union vice-presidents
was reduced to 17 yesterday with the
withdrawal of Robert Harrington,
'41BAd. In contrast to the all-cam-
pus election of members to the Pub-
lications and Athletic Boards, voting
in the Union contest is restricted
to one choice from among the can-
didates of the voter's own school or
that group of schools 'in which his
school is included. The candidates.
and the schools they represent fol-
low: Law School, A. Robert Kleiner,
'41L, Grand Rapids; Charles M. Lov-
ett. '41L, Detroit; James M. French,
'41L, Detroit, and Stark Ritchie, '41L,
Battle Creek; Literary and Graduate
schools, Harold Singer, '41, Detroit;
Richard Fletcher, '41, Benton Har-
bor, and Marshall Brown, '41, Janes-
ville, Wis.; Medical School, Harold
E. West, '41M, Ann Arbor; Joseph
Juliar, '41M, Mount Clemens, and
John R. Pepin, '41M, Escanaba.
Candidates From Dental School
Candidates from the Dental School
are, Burdette Stone, '41D, Flint, and
Raphael Sanjurjo, '41, SpecD, of
Santuro, Puerto Rico; Engineering
and Architecture, George Davidson,
'41A, Detroit; Peter Brown, '41E,
Galesburg, Ill., and Charles Kerner,
41E, Milwaukee, Wis.; Business Ad-
ministration, Forestry & Conserva-
tion, Music, Pharmacy, and Educa-
tion, Russel LaBelle, '41F&C, Pitts-
burgh, Pa., and Miles Doan, '4BAd
Bay City.
The Wolverine Cooperativ will
not be a polling post as previously
announced for all ballot boxes will
be confined entirely to the campus,
Quaal said. The main lobby of the
Architecture School has been added
to the list of polling booths. The
complete list of booths and time
of balloting include: (1) League
Lobby, 10-5; (2) Union Lobby, 10-5;

(3) second floor hall of West En-
gineering, 10-5; (4) first floor of
University Hall, 10-5; (5) Law Li-
brary entrance (changed from 116
Hutchins Hall), 3-5; (6) 2042 Na-
tural Science, 3-5; (7) front lobby
of East Medical, 3-5; (8) basement
lecture hall of Dental School, 3-5,
and (9) lobby of Architecture School,
Anyone may cast his ballot at any
of the polling places, Quaal stressed.
There is to be no electioneering on
the same floor as a polling booth,.

Seven Netters
Carry Hopes
In Title Fight
Northwestern Is Favored
As Five Squads Battle
For Runnerup Position
Coach Weir and seven keyed up
Varsity tennis players left yesterday
for Evanston, Ill., where the Confer-
ence Championship will be held to-
day through Saturday.
Carrying Michigan's hopes will be
Capt. Sam Durst, at the number one
singles spot, followed by Tom Gam-
on, Wayne Stille, Jim Tobin, Bob
Brewer and Bob Jeffers. Durst and
Gamon will play number one doubles
for Michigan, with Tobin and Stille
at the number two spot, and Harry
Kohl and Jeffers taking over the
third position.
The Wolverines' chances of finish-
ing high in the title chase depend
upon several important factors. Chief
among these is the question of how
Tobin's knee will hold up under the
strain of championship competition.
If Tobin is in the pink, Coach Weir
predicts that he will pick up two or
three points in the singles, with more
than an even chance to win the num-
ber two doubles championship with
Wayne Stille.
Another important item to consider
is whether or not Bob Jeffers' game
will be affected by the series of hard
matches he has had recently. Jef-
fers is one of the steadiest players
on the squad, and if he is able to get
by Shapiro, Northwestern's number
six man, only opponent to beat him
this year, six very important points
(Continued on Page 3)
ASME Elects
New Officers

To the reminiscent strains of
"The Yellow and Blue" approximate-
ly 1600 seniors of the University will
swing out of their college careers
on Sunday in colorful procession,
dressed for the first time in their
academic robes.
Led by the University Band and
officers of the senior class the pro-
cession will climax at Hill Auditor-
ium where the departing students of
the class of 1940 will hear a short
address by the vice-president of the
University, Shirley W. Smith.
Those who will this year bid adieu
to Ann Arbor town will meet in front
of the library steps dressed in caps
and gowns at 4:30 p.m. From there
the procession will march to the En-
gineering Arch, proceed westward on
South University Avenue to State
Street, and parade down State and
North University -avenues to Hill
Auditorium. In case of inclement
weather everyone is to go directly
to Hill Auditorium at 4:30, Thomas
Tussing, '40, chairman of Swing Out,
Seniors who will march in the
Swing Out procession include: Liter-
ary College, 888 seniors; Engineering
College, 307; Education School, 78;
Architecture College, 50; Medical
School, 126; Law School, 138; School
of Pharmacy, 12; School of Den-
In for mation
Pflan To Aid
Fraternities should be greatly aid-
ed in selection of pledges by the insti-
tution of a new system for obtaining
information as to scholarship which
was approved by house presidents
yesterday at a dinner meeting, Blaz
Lucas,,'41, president of the Interfra-
ternity Council, announced yester-
Through cooperation with Univer-
sity officials and offices, the plan is
aimed to provide fraternities with all
possible non-confidential informa-
tion relevant to rushees' academic
work, through the agency of the
Council, Lucas said. This should in-
clude, he explained, records of high
school marks and certain of the re-
sults of the aptitude tests given dur-
ing Orientation Week.
Availn biliu of h imformatlin

tistry, 39; School of Business Admin-
istration, 62; School of Forestry &
Conservation, 81; School ofeMusic.
66, and School 4,f Nursing, seven.
All seniors must order their caps
and gowns at Moe's Sport Shop on
North University Avenue today if
they wish to have them for Swing
Out. Tussing strongly urgedrall sen-
iors to participate in Swing Out
even if they do not have caps and
gowns on Sunday. Posters announc-
ing that Swing Out will begin at
4 p.m. Sunday have been distributed
throughout the campus; the time
should be corrected to read 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Tussing declared.
Helping in the preparations for,
Swing Out are Francis P. Hogan,
president of the senior class, andj
Barbara Simonds, '40.
Landon Asks ,
No 3rd Term
For Coalition
FDR's Pledge Not To Run
Demanded As Terms
'By Republican Leader
WASHINGTON, May 22. -(/P)-
Alf M. Landon demanded a "no third1
term" pledge from President Roose-
velt today as the terms of Republi-
can participation in any coalition
defense directorate, and the Presi-
dent asserted, in a coldly polite re-
ply, that he had no time for "poli-
tical statements."
The exchange took place after
Landon, Republican Presidential can-1
didate in 1936, had lunched with the1
Chief Executive at the latter's invi-..
tation. There had been speculation
that the luncheon might lead to a
"coalition cabinet" or some other
form of joint Democratic-Republi-
can direction of the huge rearma-
ment program.
President Replies
After the luncheon, Landon issued
a typewritten statement to a great
cluster of reporters surrounding him
in a' nearby hotel lobby, saying that
Republican leaders could not at pres-
ent enter into any coalition arrange-
ment without making themselves a
party to the third-term movement-
a movement which he held to be in-
compatible with democracy's "basic
At the same time, he explained
that his statement was not the result
of the luncheon conference as his
proposal had not been made to Mr.
Roosevelt directly, and the third term
had been discussed in only a casual
and "off-hand" manner.
Statement Given
The Landon expression was shown
to the President, and the White
House statement was quickly pre-
"The President regrets," it said,
"that he has no time, just now, to give
the preparation of political state-
ments. He is too busily engaged with
problems of far greater national im-
Mr. Roosevelt 'Grateful'
The statement also said that Mr.
Roosevelt was "very grateful to the
ex-governor of Kansas, who was his
luncheon guest today, for his sug-
gestions contained in the statement
the Governor has written for the
"None of the subjects mentioned
by Mr. Landon in his statement were
discussed with the President at the
luncheon," it added, "except only the
seriousness of the military situation
in Europe. The President was very
glad to receive Mr. Landon."
Dime Novel Issue
Of Garg Selling

On Campus Now
A murder mystery in pictures,
seven thrilling short stories, car-
toons, and a special Editor's Letter
Box are featured in the May issue
of Gargoyle, campus humor maga-
zine on sale today, according to Bill
Loud, '41, associate managing editor.
Drug store drama at its goriest is
the theme of the magazine, Loud
said, as Gargoyle this month appears
in the form of a dime novel.
"A shrewd sleuth matches wits
with a crafty Oriental"; "With
jammed machine guns Jimmy meets
a German ace"; "Gloria meets death
and love in a gory room"-these are
cnmP of +h e shieets of th e m..

be Pumas
Adorn Front
Two sleek marble queens of the
American jungle now adorn the front
of the University Museum. These pu-
mas or cougars were sculptured by
Carelton W. Angell of the University
Museum staff.
Each puma weighs about 1500
pounds and was executed in ter-
razzo, a mixture of cement with mar-
ble chips. Also some coloring matter
was added. There is a lion on each
side of the main entrance.
Mr. Angell began these massive
animals last May. He first sketched
them many times, and then when
the sketch had been selected he be-
gan to model them in clay.
The first clay models were very
small and as the posture and form
became more definite, he began to
work with bigger models. The en-
tire animals were executed in clay
at exactly the same size as they are
now. A plaster of Paris cast was then
made of the figures. Over this mold
was poured the terrazzo mixture. The
huge figures were then sent to De-
troit to have the surface ground with
carborundum. The animals are four
inches thick, but are not solid. If
they were solid, Mr. Arigell said that
they would weigh at least 3000
Watson Wins
Essay Contest
Senior Takes $100 Award
In Burkan Competition
Edward M. Watson, '40L, is author
of the $100 prize-winning essay on
copyright law in the Law School's
annual Nathan Burkan Memorial
Competition, according to announce-
ment of Dean E. Blythe Stason's
Committee for the award. Watson's
subject was "Fair Use of Copyrighted
Similar awards are made in nearly
100 of the leading law schools
throughout the country. These es-
say contests are sponsored by the
American Society of Composers,
Authors and Publishers in tribute
to the late Nathan Burkan, Attor-
ney and General Counsel of the So-
ciety from 1914 until his death in
Hopkins To Lead Group
Prof. Clark Hopkins of the Latin
department will lead the Hillel Fire-
side Discussion at 8 o'clock following
the regular Friday night conserva-
tive services at the Foundation on
the subject "Excavation of the Jew-
ish Synagogue at Dura," illustrated
with slides.

Swift Allied Assault Stops Five-Day Drive
With Recapture Of Arras; British Grant
CAh urch 1 Power To Conscript Wealth
The Allies, with swift counter thrusts by land and air, Wednesday
night checked-for the present at least-Adolf Hitler's two-pointed ad-
vance toward the English Channel and Paris after five black days of
Allied reverses.
This Allied achievement, which likewise hampered the German effort
to tighten its lines around 1,000,000 Allied troops in northern France and
Belgium, came during a day of swift military and diplomatic events which
produced these developments:
1. Britain made Prime Minister Winston Churchill virtual dictator
through a swiftly enacted law conscripting British labor and property.
2. The British disclosed that they were flying some of their American-
built bombers across the Atlantic from Canada in their desperate bid
to overcome Nazi superiority in the air.
3. Pointing for the narrow Straits, of Dover and a shortcut to England,
the German armies of Flanders poured more men and guns into France,
while giving the first official hint that their 13-day sweep through Belgium,

Defeats GOP
Proposals To Trim Relief,
Administrative Power
Are Sent Into Discard
WASHINGTON, May 22. -(P)-
Defeating every Republican attempt
to make fundamental changes in the
WPA, Administration forces in the
House sped toward final passage to-
day a billion dollar relief bill for
eight months beginning July 1.
Into the discard went proposals to
trim the direct relief appropriation
of $975,650,000 President Roosevelt
requested, to substitute a three-man
board for the present works projects
commissioner, and to restrict still
further certain discretion vested in
the administrator's office here.
The smooth functioning of the
Democratic majority also frustrated
attempts from the Democratic side
to reduce the amount of local con-
tributions to WPA projects and to
stipulate that projects connected
with national defense should be
given priority.
Of more than a score of amend-
ments offered, only one of compara-
tively minor importance was ac-
cepted. That one, by Rep. McCor-
mack (Dem-Mass), provided that
WPA money could be used to meet
emergency conditions arising from
hurricanes, floods and droughts.
The bill would appropriate $975,-
650,000 for the WPA, $115,000,000 for
rural rehabilitation work by the Ag-
riculture Department and other mis-
cellaneous items which would raise
the total to $1,111,754,916.

Tom elfrd Giesval 1.aally y}1 sum 11Ciic+Ui,
Tom Jeffords Gives Talk he commented, should be of great
To Engineering Group aid to fraternities in obviating dif-
ficulties with members' academic
Newly elected officers of the Ameri- records.
.c o.l nIn addition to the service offered
can Society of Mechanical Engineers through the plan during rushing, it
elected in a meeting at the Union is intended to continue Council-fra-
last night are Paul A. Johnson, '41E, ternity cooperation in the field of
president; Sabin Crocker, '40E, vice- scholarship throughout the period of
president; Joseph M. Hallissy, '42E, pledgeship, he said. Under the work-
ings of the new system, Lucas ex-
secretary; James M. Eastman, '41E, plained, the Council will collect marks
treasurer; John O. Tietjen, '41E, en- and comments from professors for
gineering council representative, and 1 every pledge at the end of the five-
Prof. Edward T. Vincent, faculty ad- weeks and ten-weeks periods.
Speaker for the evening was Tom Dr. Shyrock To Lecture
Jeffords, chairman-elect of the De-
troit senior section, who spoke on the Dr. Richard Harrison Shyrock of
opportunities of the junior section. the University of Pennsylvania will
Retiring president Albert L. Fur- deliver a lecture today on "Cults and
man, '40E, was presented with a book Quakery in American Medical His-
from his associates. This meeting tory" at 4:15 p.m. today in the Rack-
concludes ASME activity for the year. ham Lecture Hall.
Foreign War Prevents Reduction
Of U.S. Gold, Prof. Simmons Says

The Netherlands and Luxembourg
and into Northern France may have
been slowed down.
4. Battice, the last of the great
forts of Belgium's Liege defenses,
fell to the Germans after a 20-min-
ute air and artillery assault.
5. The Allies recaptured Arras and
Abbeville, the latter the nearest
point reached by the Germans in
their channel drive, and took their
main stand to halt the Nazis on a
new 200-mile Allied line along the
Somme and Aisne rivers.
Rumania Adds 300,000 Men
6. Rumania called up 300,000 re-
serves and rushed most of them to
the Russian frontier in fear of an
impending Soviet march into Bess-
arabia. The move increased Ru-
mania's armed forces to around
2,000,000 and placed the oil-wealthy
Balkan kingdom on a virtual war-
time mobilization.
Strategically, the situation on the
Western theatre of war appeared to
be this:
The Germans from a line west of
Antwerp south to a point north of
Valenciennes in the northwestern
section of France, were pressing a
force of about 1,000,000 British, Bel-
gians and French into a corner
against the English Channel with
the expectation of fighting a deci-
sive battle on the old World War
field of Ypres.
Extending eastward to Maubeuge
was a smaller pocket in which there
was a confused situation of roving
German motorized and mechanical
troops and Allied forces, with the
Germans seeking to close the "bag"
and the Allies counter-attacking to
nip off a tenuous motorized German
line which reached from the lower
side of the "bag" toward the coast
through Amiens.
Germans Establish Corridor
The Germans said they had es-
tablished' a corridor to the sea at
Abbeville and were pushing north
from it toward Boulogne.
The Allies said counter-attacks
had reduced this corridor by the
recapture of Abbeville and Arras.
Eastward the Germans still were
threatening Paris from Laon and.
Rethel in the direction of Soissons.
On this side of the Atlantic, the
Senate passed and sent back to the
House for action on amendments a
$1,823,000,000 army appropriation
measure, carrying most of the money
asked by President Roospvelt for
emergency defense measures. The
Senate Appropriations Committee
approved and sent to the Senate a
$1,458,000,000 navy bill.
The House Naval Committee unan-
imously sent to the floor a bill au-
thorizing a navy air force stepup to
10,000 planes and 16,000 pilots and
to spend $144,132,000 for naval air
The State Department in Wash-
ington issued a blanket warning to
Americans in the whole Near Eastern
area of Europe to leave for the
United States while communications
still are open. It followed similar
(Continued on Page 6)


Merchants Compare Viewpoints
Of Campus On 1918,1940 Wars

The recent military developments 1
abroad have definitely lessened the
possibility of decreasing the U.S. Gov-
ernment's excessive gold reserve, Prof.
Edward C. Simmons of the economics
department declared yesterday.
If Germany wins the war as now
seems possible, she will probably es-
tablish a monetary system in Europe
similar to her own, based on barter
and clearing agreements, Professor
Simmons said. Such a system would
give the United States little or no
opportunity to dispose of some of its
gold stock, now reaching a total of
nineteen billion dollars.
Assuming an Allied victory in the
immediate future, a reconstruction
of monetary standards would prob-
ably occur, Professor Simmons assert-
ed, and this reconstruction might pro-
vide a partial outlet for a certain
amount of the U.S. gold reserve.
More extensive devastation in Eur-

nation's favorable balance of pay-
ments, which means, according to
Professor Simmons, that foreign na-
tions have for some time owed this
country more international payments
than it has owed them.
This favorable balance of pay-
ments has been increased by the
policy of devaluation and has been
reinforced by the flight of capital
from Europe, due to unsettled condi-
tions there during the last several
years, Professor Simmons said.
Since last September the gold in-
flow has been intensified by war pur-
chases, he stated. These purchases
by foreign countries have not been
baalnced by their sales in this coun-
try, as is exemplified in England's
imports from America far exceeding
her exports here, and the purchases
are hence paid for in gold.
Professor Simmons, in pointing out
the widespread fear of inflation due
to this excessive gold -stock, asserted
--1 fs " c.ur r them nc "a.+,

Each of the four has been on cam-
pus for more than 40 years. They
are the men of the State Street
stores, who have been in close con-
tact with the students. They saw
the last World War. They are see-
ing this one. They were asked to
compare student sentiment then and
"They thought then just about
what they think now-that it really
wasn't our fight," A. D. Tinker, of
Tinker and Company said yester-
day. There was plenty of propa-
ganda then as now, but students
wanted to stay out of war until the
Lusitania was sunk, he added. After
that war seemed imminent, and
many students were ready to go.
Claude Drake of Quarry Drug
doesn't think things are quite the
same. In the last war, he pointed
out, the people of this country hadn't
had any experience of a major war
for a long time, and a strong human-
itarian feeling made them quick to
fln. .rp i .. r n+ +thpv nnmiriprpri

tion of being yellow which creates
this spirit of wanting to stay out,"
Mr. Drake said. "It's just good level,
sense, and a feeling that someone
must stand back and preserve order
in the midst of a war torn, brutal
Herbert Sykes is also at the Quar-
ry. He isn't one of the older men,
just young enough to have been a
first lieutenant in the 355th Infan-
try of the 89th Division, in the last
war. "Lots of the hokum and glory
has been taken out of war since the
last one," he said. "I'd hate to see
another war."
Finally Orville Moe, confidant of
more student generations than he
cares to think about, told what he
heard in 1916-18, and what he hears
now. Again the Lusitania was a big
factor in the rush of things twenty-
odd years ago. "After the Lusitania
was sunk, they didn't wait to be
drafted, they went hog-wild," Mr.
Moe said. Again he feels that stu-
dents are less ready to get into this
ur. thnuh from talks in the shop


Alpha Phi Omega To Hold
Spring Banquet Tonight
New local chapter of Alpha Phi
Omega, which has recently applied-to
the national office for a charter in
the national service fraternity, will
hold its first annual spring banquet

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