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VOL. L. No. 171 Z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1940


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And Mayio Sweep



Near Record Vote Of 1,550
Is Balloted; Six Union
Vice-Presidents Elected
Norman Call Wins
Athletic Board Post
More than 1550 voters yesterday'
swept a three-man coalition of James
Tobin, Philip Westbrook and Albert
Mayo to a two-to-one victory for
the three vacant posts on the Board
in Control of Student Publications
in one of the most hotly contested
spring elections ever seen at the
University of Michigan.
A near record-breaking vote in
perfect weather saw Norman Call,
'42, get the call over Constantine
(Gus) Sharemet, '42, in the race for
the single vacancy on the Board in
Control Athletics, as candidates from
the Law, Literery and Architecture
colleges eked out margins of three,
four and seven votes to capture
three of the six Union vice-prsident
Tobin, '41, Westbrook, '40, and
Mayio, Grad, each amassed a ma-
jority of some 575 votes over James
Nielson, '41, Ganson P. Taggert,
'40E, and Christopher Vizas, '41, the
opposition candidates.
Ci'l Is Elected
Call defeated Sharemet for the
position on the' Athletic Board 780-
555.in the largest Athletic Board vote
in memory.
Union vice-presidents who were
chosen are: Miles Doan, '41BAd
George Davidson, '41A; James M.
French, '41L; John R. Pepin, '41M;
Raphael Sanjurjo, SpecD, and Har-
old Singer, '41
The vote of approximately 1550
followed a bitter three-day campaign
which centered on the Publications
Board election. This year's ballot-
ing . closely rivaled the 1700 vote,
mark reached last year and exceeded
the 1938 polling by approximately
150 votes.
Mayio and Westbrook will return
to the posts they have held during
the last year, and Tobin will re-
place Philip Buchen, 'AL, who de-
clined to run this year.
Tobin Leads Ticket
Tobin, a native of Highland Park
and member of the tennis and hoc-
key teams, led his ticket with a vote
of 1154. Westbrook polled 1140 votes
and Mayio 919. Westbrook received
102 more votes than he garnered
last year although the total vote
cast this year was less than a year
James Nielson, '41, former mem-
ber of the Daily business staff, was;
fourth, leading his ticket with 565
votes. Ganso P. Taggert, '40E, wasj
fifth with 555 votes and Christopher
Vizas sixth with 341.
The Law School won top honors1
for voting, approximately 36 percent;
of the barristers exercising their
democratic prerogative.-
Call will join Warren Breidenbach,,
'41, elected last year, on the Ath-
letic Board. The term of office is
two years,.,
Victory Margin High
The three newly elected members
of the Publications Board will sit
with four members of the faculty
in exercise of control over the Mich-
iganensian, Gargoyle and Daily.
The margin of victory in this
year's Publications election exceeds'
that of last year by an average of
175 votes per man. Voting in the
election of Union vice-presidents
was much more contested this year,
recounts being necessary to estab-
lish the winning candidates in three
Voting for the Union posts was
done in six groups: Medical School;
Law School; Dental School; Literaryi
and Graduate Schools; Engineering
and Architecture Colleges; and Mu-
sic, Education, Forestry & Conserva-

tion, Business Administration, Phar-
Complete election returns were
compiled at 8:45 p.m. by members
of the Union Staff under the direc-
tion of Robert Samuels, '42, to fin-s
ish what was one of the most effi-
ciently conducted elections in recentl
years, Waid Quaal, '41, president of
the Men's Judiciary Council, an-1
nounced. The Judiciary Council was
in charge of supervising the election.
Tobin staged the traditional pol-
itician's comeback when he won a

Angell Hall's
Fifth Column
Gets Swastika
Soap and water and a Buildings
and Grounds scrub brush yesterday
destroyed the last traces of a swas-
tika emblem which had been painted
during the night previous on the
fifth column of Angell Hall.
Though University officials indi-
cated they would keep an alert eye
open to apprehend the offender, it
appeared today as though the inci-
dent would close with little harm
done--even as on April 19 when a
swastika flag was raised on the
campus flagpole.
Acting Dean of Students Walter
B. Rea and Dr. Frank E. Robbins,
assistant to President Ruthven,
branded the incident as a "student's
prank," but both of these men indi-
cated that the student, if caught,
would be punished for wanton viola-
tion of University property.
A can of paint was discovered on
Maynard Street yesterday afternoon,
and it is thought that the container
was used by the student vandals in
their work. .Remains of a scaffold
were also discovered in the chars of
a bonfire in front of Angell Hall.
Engine Students
To Get Chance
To Air Views
Courses And Instructors
Considered Next Week'
In New Questionnaire
Students in the College of Engineer-
ing will have the opportunity of cri-
ticizing their courses and instructors
next week by filling out a specially
designed questionnaire in their
The questionnaire, which is being
conducted by Prof. Edwin M. Baker,
chairman of the committee on co-
ordination and teaching, is designed
to evaluate and improve the courses
in the school. It was tried out last
year and, according to Professor Bak-
er, proved very helpful to teachers
and students alike.
Opinions will be given on the fol-
lowing items: Degree of difficulty of
the course, interest and enjoyability,
quality of the teaching, quality of
the text used and correlation of the
laboratory, lecture and quiz secions.
Students are also expected to declare
the number of hours spent working
on the course and make suggestions
for improvement.
A white card will be filled out for
each subject; a blue card will be used
if there is a lecture section in addi-
tion to the quiz section and, if labor-
atory work is required, a yellow card
must also be filled out.

First Opening
Of Telescope
Is Tomorrow
Lake Angelus Observatory
Receives Building Given
By McGregor Donation
Ruthven To Accept
Plant From Hulbert
Dedication rites for the new Mc-
Gregor Building and the McGregor
Tower Telescope will be held to-
morrow at Lake Angelus, when the
latest additions to the McMath-
Hulbert Observatory will be passed
over to the University formally.
The Hon. H. S. Hulbert, president
of the McGregor Fund Trustees of
Detroit, will present the plant to the
University, while President Ruthven
will make the formal acceptance. Dr.'
R. R. McMath, director of the Ob-
servatory, and Prof. Heber D. Cur-
tis, director of University observa-
tories, will accept the plant on be-
half of the McMath Hulbert Ob-
Guests Specially Invited
Nearly 100 specially invited guests,
are expected to attend the ceremony,
including Regents, trustees of the
Rackham and McGregor Funds,
members of the Observatory staff
and the University faculty, directors,
of American Observatories and
friends of the Observatory in the
Detroit area.
Featured speaker at the dedica-
tion will be Charles F. Kettering,
director of research of the General
Motors Corporation, who will ad-
dress the guests on "Frontiers of
More than 400 copies of the pro-
gram of the ceremony have been
mailed to astronomers, observatories
and scientific groups all over the'
world, as announcements of the
opening of the new gift.
Further Gift Made F
Accompanying the grant of the
new building and the attached 70-
foot tower telescope is a further
endowment providing for a largeI
part of its support over the forth-
coming five-year period. The addi-
tion forms a part of the Lake An-
gelus plant, founded in 1929 and
deeded to the University in 1931.
The tower telescope and the ac-
companying laboratory and shop
building, covering an area of more4
than 5,600 square feet, will be de-
voted to the study of the heat, mag-
netic and other energy conditions
of the solar surface.
Authorities Keep State c
Senior From Enlisting
EAST LANSING, May 23.-(A)--
It's not the fault of Rommy Steens-
ma, Michigan State College senior,
that he isn't in Europe in a sol-
dier's uniform.
Steensma hurriedly left the cam-
pus May 11 and went to Windsor,
Ont., seeking passage to his native
Netherlands to join the Dutch army
when he learned of the German in-
vasion of his country. He failed to
obtain passage, and in the midst of
further negotiations discovered his
visa had been cancelled. The Dutch
resistance collapsed and Steensma.
has given up. He has returned to
his studies on the campus.

Track Team
Seeks Fourth
Straight Title
Indiana Threatens Varsity
In Conference Outdoor
Meet; Trial Heats Today
Michigan Balance
Is Needed To Win
Michigan will pin its hopes on all-
around team balance and power tp
overcome Indiana's individual bril-
liance in the 40th Annual Western
Conference track and field carnival
which gets under way this afternoon
at Evanston, Ill.
Aiming for their fourth straight
Big Ten cinderpath crown, the Wol-
verine powerhouse, boasting 25 po-
tential point winners, rates a very
slight edge over the strong Hoosier
contingent led by a trio of the na-
tion's best trackmen, Roy Cochran,
Campbell Kane and Archie Harris.
Trial heats in ten events will be
held at 3 p.m. in Northwestern's
Dyche Stadium, with the final events
scheduled for 1:45 p.m. tomorrow.
Although none of the other eight
competing teams are given much
chance to cop the team title from
the Wolverines or Hoosiers, these
underdog squads are apt to swing
the final outcome one way or the
other, for the championship will be
decided by the second, third, fourth
and fifth place winners.
Indiana's Chance Good
Packing plenty of first place pow-
er, Indiana is favored to win at least
six of the 15 events,.with the Doher-
tymen, without the services of Capt.
Ralph Schwarzkopf, ace distance
star, the choice to take three firsts
with strong possibilities in three oth-
Stacking up as the best race of the
meet is the 440-yard dash bringing
together two of the nation's best
quarter-milers, Michigan's Warren
Breidenbach and the Hoosiers' Coch-
ran, in an assault on the 24-year-old
conference record of 47.4.
Has .eU r , Mark.
The smooth-stridg Wolverine has
twice bettered this mark with 47.2,
while the Indiana speedster holds
the World's indoor record of 48.2 and
a decision over Breidenbach in the
Big Ten Indoor meet.
Also the choice in the 220-yard
dash, Cochran may find a renewal
of his Breidenbach rivalry in this
event in case the Wolverine, a pos-
sible surprise entry, competes. Mich-
igan's ace sprinter, Al Smith, took
second last year and if his recent'
ankle injury doesn't bother him,
should press Cochran hard.
In the 100-yard dash Minnesota's
George Franck, Northwestern's My-
(Continued on Page 3)
Exhibit Shows
Water Colors And Pottery
Featured At Library
Reproductions of water color
paintings by the Kiowa Indian tribe,
and pottery by the Pueblo Indians
are featured this week in the Main
Library exhibit cases.
These paintings depict the dances,
songs, magic art of healing, myths
and legends of the tribe. They are
convincing because the artists had
actually experienced the scenes they
were portraying.

The Kiowas are true American
Indians and now live on an Indian
reservation in Oklahoma. Their
population is about 1300. They still
use their native language among
themselves, and each year they hold
the traditional festival, replete with
headdresses, tom-toms and war cries.
These sacred dances are held only
for the artistic sense, for they have
no (real significance now.
Hyuna Gives Talk
Oil wiz In1vasion
The story of the invasion of the
low countries by Germany's light-
ning forces was told by Prof. Albert
Hyma of the history department at
a public forum in the Pattengill
Auditorium of Ann Arbor High
School last night.
The seizing by Germany of Ger-
man-speaking lands such as Sude-
tenland and Austria, might feasibly
be condoned. Professor Hyma main-

British, French Attacks
Blast Dents In German
Line To English Channel

Industrialists Pledge Cooperation
To Roosevelt's Defense Program

Nazi Munition Train
Blown From Rails,

Air Ministry


Senate Passes Naval, Air
Appropriation Measure,
FDIR ToSpeak Sunday
(By The Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, May 23.-Promin-
ent industrialists pledged President
Roosevelt their utmost cooperation in
pushing through the huge defense
program today, while the Senate
heard an appeal that Adolf Hitler
be told that American resources are
dedicated "to his destruction as a
force in the affairs of decent men."
During the day, with a unanimity
born of fateful times, the Senate ap-
proved an appropriaion of $1,473,-
756,728 for the Navy and its air force
by a vote of 78 to 0. At the same time
officials adopted plans for applying
America's mass production talents
and technique to the production of
fighting planes and engines.
From the White House came word
Student Senate
Announces New
Speckhard, Elmer Named
Directors Of Elections;
Dworkis Is Speaker
Robert Speckhard, '42, and Wil-
liam Elmer, '41, were chosen the
new directors of elections at the
Student Senate meeting last night..
They will succeed Stuart K. Knox,
'40, and Norman A. Schorr, '40.
Martin 'Dworkis, '40, was selected
speaker by acclamation to succeed
William Dusenberry, Grad.
A proposal that seniors who re-
tire or graduate and who are in
good standing in the Senate shall
have the right to appoint their own
successors to the Senate was adopt-
ed on the recommendation of the
outgoing election directors. It was
also moved that officers retiring
from office by graduation shall be
replaced by election within the Sen-
A motion that the Senate should
sponsor the Hyma-Schachtman de-
bate was rejected,
It was decided that the ways and
means committee should be respon-
sible for urging Senators to help
procure scholarships for needy stu-
dents hoping to attend the Univer-
sity. This is in line with a recom-
mendation recently made by Prof.
Arthur Smithies of the economics
Knox, Schorr and Dusenberry were
elected honorary senators for life.

that Mr. Roosevelt would give the
Nation on Sunday night a "straight-
forward and factual report" on the
progress of his defense plans. Broad-
cast at 9:30 p.m., eastern standard
time, by three nationwide chains, it
will be the President's first radio
"Fireside Chat" since the opening
days of the war.
The pledge of the industrialists
was taken to the White House by
the Commerce Department's Business
Advisory Council, a group of more
than 50 representing a cross-section
of American industry. They present-
ed a resolution saying that "busi-
ness recognizes the need for complete
unity in the cooperation of all of
our country's vital forces and unan-
imously pledges its full aid to this
At the Capitol, Senator Peppers
(Dem.-Fla.) urged that the United
States attempt to swing the tide of
battle in favor of the Allies at once,
by sending money, goods, planes and
arms for their -use.
The possibility of a coalition Cabi-
et being formed at this time to push
the defense program dwindled fur-
ther, meanwhile reiterating his op-
position to the idea, Herbert Hoover
suggested that President Roosevelt
seek the views of Republican leaders
in the House and Senate.
From a high administration offi-
cial came word that "there ain't go-
ing to be any such thing as a coali-
tion cabinet and there never was to

Ann Arbor Lauded_
By Major B owes
On Amateur Hour
Ann Arbor, "the Athens of the
West," was saluted by Major Ed-
ward Bowes as his famed wheel of
fortune made its weekly spin for
amateur artists on his program last
Carried on a coast-to-coast Co-
lumbia network, the voice of the
jovial entertainment philanthropist ,
praised the city's luxuriant setting
for industry, University and homes.
Tracing the settlement of the val-
ley from 1823 known then as Ann's
Arbor, Major Bowes pointed to the
exceptional cultural and educational
facilities of the community.
Roy Baughman, former University
music student, singing "Sing A Song
of Six Pence" was one of the twelve
varied entertainers -- everything -
from elephant-to-mosquito imitator,
cowboy quartets, student violinist,
musical saw player, and swingst r,
were applauded by the studio ab -
dience of 1500 for their talented per-
formances and voted for by tele-
phone here and in New York City.

Calais Periled,
Cooper Warns
(By The Associated Press)
The Allies in fierce twin counter-
attacks from the north and south
blasted dents in the German salient
to the English Channel last night,
imperilling the lightly-held Nazi
spearhead pointed at the heart of
Great Britain.
The giant Allied pincer movement
dented the German salient between
the Somme and Flanders, where only
thin lines of Nazi armored columns
are matched against the French, Bri-
tish and Belgian attackers.
French Crack Salient
A French attack cracked the salient
and reached the suburbs of Amiens
from the south.
The French northward push in the
Amiens area was matched by a south-
ward Allied drive some 45 miles to
the northeast. The Allied troops here
reached the outskirts of Cambrai in
a coordinated effort to chop off the
Nazi wedge on both its top and bot-
tom sides.
The French northern army aided
by British and French forces carried
the fighting from the north, between
Cambrai and Valenciennes.
Third Battle Reported
A third great battle was in pro-
gress some 110 miles to the East,
along the Aisne River, in the Attig-
ny sector, southwest of Sedan, where
the French reported the repulse of
a Germantattack in the southeastern
corner of the broadened German sal-
ient, This Nazi thrust was designed
to flank the main Maginot Line de-
The attacks at Amiens and Cain-
brai were aimed at light German
forces holding the spearhead which
runs through Abbeville, on the Somme
River estuary 12 miles from the Chan-
nel, and is theratening the Dover
Straits ports of Boulogne and Calais.
Cooper Warns Britain
Despite the Allied successes, Bri-
tish Minister of Information Alfred
,Duff Cooper gravely told Britons that
Calais, only 22 miles from the British
coast, "even now" may be in immedi-
ate danger.
The British Air Ministry credited
a lone bomber with placing four ac
curately aimed bombs which blasted
a German munitions train from the
rails at Geldern, Germany, near the
Dutch border, during a night of Allied
air raids on the Germans' front and
rear which penetrated as deep as Leip-
zig, where an important power sta-
tion was blown up.
Bombers See Action
Wave after wave of British bombers
and fighters participated in a six
and one-half hour attack climaxed
by the bombing of a German armored
division headquarters. Most of the
100 high explosive bombs dropped
were reported to have exploded "well
within the target area."
Here is how the situation shaped
up last night:
The Allied front ran from Belgium
south along the Scheldt River to Val-
(Continued on Page 6)
From Tribune
Tom Harmon, '41, was the cause
of a great deal of difficulty for Chi-
cago Tribune photographers here se-
curing material for a rotogravure
supplement story on the University.
Attempting to secure information to
go with a picture of the "Hoosier
Hammer," the following encounter
took place:
Said the Tribune's Miss Florence

Platt: "Your name?"
Said the University's 'Hammer':
"Tom Harmon."
Miss Platt: "That's 'Thomas,' I
Hammer: "No. Tom."


Nine To Meet Gophers Today-;
rJ11i Teaml In fourt Pace

Diana, Fugitive From A Boarding
School, Attends First College Class
Three years ago Diana Barrymore *
abdicated from a French boarding
school, labeled her school days "The
unhappiest days of my life" and re-
solved to write finis to her formal?
It was something of a major ca-
pitulation to learning, therefore,
when she took a textbook under her
arm yesterday and walked into the
Romance Languages Building for a.
one o'clock session of French 2.r
It was the first college class she
had even attended.
Her impressions centered around
three things: the informality of the
class, the method of instruction and
the hardness and slattiness of the
University's benches.
Expressing her surprise at the un-

With a possible share of he Big
Ten baseball crown hanging in the
balance, Coach Ray Fisher's Wolver-
ines invade the lair of the Gopher to-
day to open a two-game series with
fourth-place Minnesota.
Meanwhile, working at cross-pur-
poses with Michigan will be North-
western's league-leading Wildcats,
who will be out to realize their own
titular ambitions by sweeping aside
Ohio State in both ends of a twin
bill at Evanston today and tomor-
Wolverines Eye First
A Wildcat defeat and a double vic-
tory for the Varsity would give the
Wolverines a tie for the champion-
ship with Northwestern and Illinois.
Likewise, a Northwestern setback
would leave the way open for Minne-
sota to wind up with the Conference
pennant. By sweeping the remain-
der of its schedule with Michigan and
Iowa, Coach Frank McCormick's
team would finish the season with

EVANSTON, Ill., May 23.-When
the haze of the first day's battle at
the Western Conference tennis cham-
pionships had cleared away, the Wol-
verine fighting tennis team had
moved forward on five fronts, but had
suffered serious setbacks in four divi-
At the end of the first round of play
in today's competition the Wolver-
ines found themselves in fourth place
behind Northwestern, Chicago andi
Ohio State. The Wildcats, top heavy4
favorites, with seeded men in every
division, came through true to form
to win at each position for a total,
of nine points.
Suffering their only first round de-
feat at number four, where Atkins
lost to Gene Richards of Northwest-
ern, Chicago wound up the first day
of play with eight points and were
expected to press closely on the heels
of the Northwestern team for the
rest of the tournament. Ohio State

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