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VOL. L No 174 Z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1940

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Henry Canby
Is Announced

Dickinson WillAddress
Tung Oil Dinner Today
Morrison Will Present Crown To Winner
At Impromptu Faculty Speech Contest

Allies Alarmed As Nazi Troops

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Speaker Here
Famous Editor, -Author
And Critic To Deliver
Annual Address; Plan
To SpeakOn Tradition
Contest Winers
Will Be Announced
Dr. Henry Seidel Canby, famed;
editor, literary critic and author, has
been announced as speaker to deliver1
the Annual Hopwood lecture at 4:15
p.m., Friday, May 31, in the Rack-
ham Auditorium. The sukject of his
lecture will be "The American Tra-
dition and Contemporary Litera-
ture."
Immediately following the lecture
the names of those persons who have
been awarded prizes in the 1940
Hopwood writing contest will be an-
nounced together with the stipend
awarded to them. '
Author Of 'Thoreau'
Author of a long series of works,
Dr. Canby last year achieved the
popular recognition of the nation
with his biography, "Thoreau." In
the past he had published many1
books on the American short story
and in 1934 was co-author of a col-1
lection of literary works entitled
"Designed for Reading."
From 1920 to 1924 Dr. Canby was
editor of the Literary Review, later
assuming the editorship of "The Sat-
urday Review of Literature," which
position he held until 1936.
'Book-Of-The-Month' Judge
He was selected as chairman of
the Board of Judges of the "Book-
of-the-month" Club in 1926 and has
held that position 411ti this time.
Dr. Canby took his Doctor of Phi-
losophy degree at Yale in 1905. He
taught school until 1922 when he
was made lecturer at Yale with pro-
fessional rank. From time to time
he has taught at Dartmouth, Cam-
bridge, and the University of Calif-
ornia.
The Hopwood lecture is an an-
nual affair given in conjunction with
the Hopwood contests, which, were
begun in 1932. Last year's speaker
was Carl Van Doren, author of "The
Life of Benjamin Franklin."
Michigan Band
Leads Sentiors
In 'Swing Out
More than 500 seniors attended
the University's annual "swing out"
ceremony Sunday celebrating the
closing of their academic days at
Michigan.
Led by the Michigan Band and
heedless of the threat of rain, they
met in front of the main library,
marched through the Engineering
Arch and continued to Hill Audi-
torium by way of State St. There
the band continued playing favorite
campus tunes and Shirley W. Smith,
vice-president of the University, gave
a short address warning the students
of the "frankenstein monsters"
which threaten the world.
He also commented that it was
hard to "swing out" in these trou-
bled times and advised students to
be tolerant of others because the
core of civilization is "personality
and individuality."
Francis P. Hogan, '40. of Hornell
N. Y., president of the senior class
in the literary college, also made
a short address. The leading drum
major of the band and the student
band director were John C. Sherrill,

'40, of Evanston, Ill., and Miller L.
Chrisman. '40, of Crown Point, Ind.,
respectively.
Council Passes
Vetoed Budget
Disputed Water Allotment
Approved After Debate
After a stormy session last night
the city council passed the 1940-41
budget over Mayor Walter C. Sadler's
veto by a vote of 14 to 1, with thee

Gov. Luren D. Dickinson's first
campus address on "Character in
Democracy" will highlight Sigma Rho
Tau's 11th annual Tung Oil Banquet
at 6 p.m. today in the main ballroom
of the League.
The Governor will arrive in Ann
Arbor at 5:15 with a police escort and
will be greeted at the League by the
Michigan Band which will play a
number of selections in his honor.
Tickets for the stag affair are still
available for one dollar at the League
and at Wahr's and Ulrich's book-
stores.
The "Man at the Helm" of this
Stump Speakers' Society's dinner will
be Prof. Roger L. Morrison of the
Hillier Nared
1940-41 Head
Of Law Review
Faculty Announces Choice
Of Four Juniors To Act
As Associate Editors
William H. Hillier, '41L, of, East
Lansing, has been appointed to serve
as student editor-in-chief of the
Michigan Law Review for the year

highway engineering department, one
of the most active supporters of the
group. It is he who will wield the
famous Sigma Rho Tau standard-
sized traffic light, steamboat whistle
and cannon to control the faculty im-
promptu speaking contest and pre-
sent the equally famed Tung Oil
Crown to the winner.
By turning on the green light Pro-
fessor Morrison will inform the col-
league called upon to begin. The
yellow one will warn him that his
time is drawing to an end and the
red signal will tell him to stop. If
the speaker still continues, the steam-
boat whistle will be blown and, at
a last resort, the "man at the helm"
will fire his cannon.
Prof. Robert D. Brackett of the
engineering English department, fac-
ulty adviser of he Society, has in-
vented a coacheementor which may
also be used at the Banquet. By
means of this device the chairman
will be able to turn on various col-
ored lights telling the speaker to,
modulate his voice, talk louder, speak
faster, etc.
Another of the featured events will
be the awarding of the "Cooley Cane"
to the most outstanding man of the
Stump Speakers' Society during the
past year. Dean Emeritus Mortimerj
E. Cooley, after whom the cane was
named will make a short address at
the presentation.
The cane was once a picket in a
fence placed about the campus to pro-
tect students from wandering cows
in the late 19th century. One day
a number of students destroyed the
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3,000 Alumni
To Meet Here
For Reunions
Furstenberg Will Speak
At Dinner, June 13
For '0, '5 Graduates
Elaborate preparations were an-
nounced yesterday by the Alumni
Association for the reception of over
3,000 alumni representing all classes
ending in '0 and '5 to the reunion to
be held here Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, June 13, 14 and 15.
The All-Campus dinner to be held
in the Union ballroom Thursday,
June 13, and the annual alumni
luncheon Saturday in Waterman
Gym will highlight the reunion.
Featuring the All-Class dinner
will be an address by Dean A. C.
Furstenberg of the School of Medi-
cine. Dean Krause of the literary
college addressed last year's reunion.
Alumni will have the opportunity of
meeting professors and classmates
at the dinner.
At the luncheon Saturday, all
alumni observing their "golden an-
niversary" in alumni membership
will be inducted into the Emeritus
Club, composed of all alumni who
graduated 50 or more years ago.
Prof. Herbert Goulding, '93, of the
engineering college, will be the host
to the Emeritus Club and its new
members.
Following registration Thursday in
Alumni Memorial Hall, reunion
headquarters, the program will begin
with meetings of the alumni advis-
ory council and the board of direc-
tors of the National Alumni Asso-
ciation. The All-Class dinner will
follow.

U. S. Arms Budget Considered,

Ex-President Hoover Proposes
To Centralize Defense Authority

Terms Political Coalitions,
.Boards, Foolish In Time
Of National Emergency
NEW YORK, May 27. -(')- A1
"single-headed administrator" to
direct the United States' vast defen-
sive armament program was proposed
tonight by former President Herbert
Hoover.
In a nation-wide radio speech on
''National Defense,'' he termed
boards and political coalitions "fool-
ish" in emergencies and advanced the
following program for "real pre-
paredness:"
Hoover's Program
"1. That a muntions administra-
tion can be created in Washington.
"2. It should have a single-headed
administrator with assistant heads
for labor, agriculture and industry.
"3. This administrator should be
an industrialist and not a politician.
"4. He should have authority to
appoint a non-partisan advisory
board representing the Army, Navy,
labor, transportation, manufacturing
and agriculture.
"5. The whole of the purchasing
and manufacturing for the Army and
Navy from private industry should
be done by this administrator. The
business of the Army and Navy is to
state what they want. It is for the
munitions administrator to deliver it.
"6. A research organization should
be created to constantly improve
these products.
"7. All appropriations for such
work should be made to this organi-
zation."
"This is a form of organization that
will get speed and economy," Hoover,
declared. "Urgency, speed and econ-
omy are not bureaucratic virtues."
He based his recommendations on

three "lessons" which he said had
been learned during and since the
World War.
Experience had shown, first, that
large-volume procurement of muni-
tions must be separated from Army
and Navy establishments, he said,
adding .that this was a job "for man-
agement and labor," a job that "re-
quires that thousands of factories be
coordinated to do their part."
The second lesson was that such
operations could not be "controlled by
boards, councils or conferences, he,
said.
"The whole genius of the American
people has demonstrated over 150
years that when we come to execu-
tive action, including the office of
the President of the United States,
we must have single-headed respon-
sibility.
Says Board Is "Foolish"
"It is just as foolish to set up a
board to conduct munitions business
as it would be to set up aboard to
conduct the presidency of the United
States."
"The third lesson taught by ex-
perience," he continued, is that we
must get these vast expenditures of
money out of politics-get them out
of sectional pressures and out of group
pressures.
Yost To Talk
At 'M' Club's
Dinner Today

Germans Widen Gap Separating Trapped
Army In Flanders From Main Forces;
Reich Battalions Pound Ypres Area
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Grave alarm spread through the Allied capitals last night over the
fate of their armies hemmed in on the English Channel coast and pounded
by all the force Germany's charging military machine could muster.
In London it was said the gravity of the military situation was increas-
ing hourly.
In Paris the French Cabinet remained in session until after midnight,
then announced only that Premier Paul Reynaud would address the na-
tion by radio at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (2:30 a.m. EST).
As the Allied military position grew more critical Rome diplomatic
circles reported-without confirmation-that Italy had closed her French
and Swiss frontiers.
While no inkling was forthcoming on the matters discussed in the
secret French cabinet session, except that the military and political situa-
tion had been reviewed, it was known that France was greatly concerned

WILLIAM H. HILLIER,
1940-41, according to an announce-
ment made yesterday by Prof. Paul
G. Kauper of the Law School.
The following students: Alfred El-
lick, '41L, Omaha, Nebr.; Jeremiah
Belknap, '41L, Napoleon, Ohio; Eu-
gene Kinder, '41L, Gates Mills, Ohio,
and William Sutton, '41L, Butler, Pa.
were named by the Law Faculty to
serve as editorial associates on the
Law Review staff.
Hillier and his associates will serve
as an editorial board to head the Stu-
dent Editorial Staff of the Law Re-
view. The remaining members of
the student staff will be appointed
before the beginning of the 1940-41
school term. A high academic record
in the Law School as well as the
quality of the Law Review work done
during the junior try-out period fur-
nishes the basis for selection.
The Michigan Law Review is a
scholarly publication issued under the
auspices of the Law School and repre-
sents a cooperative effort of the Law
faculty and students.
The student work consist of the
writing of comments on legal ques-
tions and decision notes on recent in-
teresting court cases.

Supreme Court
Upholds Union
In Strike Case
Tribunal States Sit-Down
Is .Beyond Jurisdiction
Of FederalJudiciary
WASHINGTON, May 27. -(N)--
Restraint of trade arising from a
labor union's sit-down strike "of the
most brutal and wanton character"
was held by the Supreme Court to-
Pay not to violate the Sherman Act.
The restraint did not "have an ef-
fect upon prices in the market or de-
prive purchasers or consumers of the
advantages which they derive from
free competition," the Court said in
a 6-3 decision. Therefore, the tri-
bunal added, it was not "the kind
of restraint at which the act is
aimed."
Chief Justice Hughes demurred at
this construction as too narrow and
pointed out that "leaders of indus-
try have been taught in striking fash-
ion" that if they "impose a direct
restraint" upon trade, even for "ben-
evolent purposes," they become sub-
ject to criminal prosecution. Jus-
tices McReynolds and Roberts joined
the dissent.
The far-reaching decision, embod-
ying a further clarification of labor's
status under the Sherman Act, was
delivered in the case of the Apex Ho-
siery Company of Philadelphia,
which sued a local of the America
Federation of Full-Fashioned Hosiery
Workers for triple damages under
the act as a result of a seven-week
sit-down strike in 1937.
The Supreme Court majority, in
an opinion by .Justice Stone, likewise
declared that the union, "by substi-
tuting the primitve method of trial
by combat for the ordinary processes
of justice and more civilized means
of deciding an industrial dispute, vi-
olated the civil and penal laws of
pennsylvania."

Fielding H. Yost, director of ath-
letics, will be the chief speaker at the
"M" Club's third annual Letter Night
banquet to be held at 6:30 p.m. to-
night in the Union Ballroom.
Presentation of letters for spring
sports, track, baseball, golf and ten-
nis, will be made, and "M" blankets
will be awarded to senior members
of the club by Coach Yost. Francis
P. Hogan, '40, retiring president of
the club, will introduce the new presi-
dent, William Combs, '41, captain-
elect of the wrestling team.
The custom of holding the dinner
was inaugurated three years ago,
when undergraduate lettermen held
'the initial gathering. The affair is
sponsored by the University Athletic
Association.
This year some 45 alumni, mem-
bers of the Senior "M" Club, will at-
tend the banquet. J. Walter Bennett,
who captained the Wolverine foot-
ball team in 1898, president of the,
senior group, will travel from New
York City to be present. Among
other former Michigan athletes who
will attend are four All-Americans,
Homer Heath, "Willie" Heston,
Louis Allmendinger, and "Germany"
Schultz.

Sports Awards
Are Presented
At West Quad
.'. t
Lloyd House Wins Trophy
For Athletic Excellence;t
All-Star Teams Honored
Winners of intramural awards andt
freshmen numerals in the men's dor-1
mitories were honored yesterday ati
a "Victory Dinner" in the West Quad-
rangle. Varsity coaches presented
these awards as well as plaques to;
houses holding championships. Lloyd
House was awarded the All-Sports
Championship trophy.
Winchell House was awarded sec-
ond place in All-Sports Champion-,
'ship. -Houses receiving plaques for1
intramural championships were Wen-
ley, in swimming, baseball, relays;
Michigan House, for championships;
in bowling and handball; Lloyd
House, in football, table tennis, track,
tennis; Winchell House, in basket-
ball, A and B, wrestling, foul shoot-
ing, horseshoes, volleyball.
Members honored for having been
selected on the All-Star Football
Team were J. Lazerwits, '43, Lloyd
House; Ted Albrecht, '43, Lloyd
House; Ted Lorig, '41E, Lloyd House;
Ray Jarsma, Michigan House; Charles
,Esler '41, Fletcher Hall; Arnold Lar-
sen, '42, Fletcher Hall.
All-star awards to members of
Michigan House went to Leonard
Wozniak, '43, baseball, and Howard
Strauss, '43E, volleyball. Awards to
Lloyd House residents were presented
to Peter Brachman, baseball; Taft
Toribara, Grad., basketball and base-
ball; William Burke, '43E and Robert
Matthews, '43, were given athletic
chairman awards. . Matthews was
given recognition for having been a
member of the all-star football team.
Clifford Young, '41A, was given an
athletic chairman award for Flet-
cher Hall, and also an all-star vol-
leyball and baseball award. Gordon
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over the likelihood of Italy's en-
tering the war.
In bitter fighting throughout the
night the Germans appeared to be
slowly widening the gap between the
French Army south along the Somme
and the Allied armies trapped in
Flanders, above the Nazi salient to
the sea.
Having fallen back during the
day, the Allies were -making their
stand along a new line defending
the Channel.
The German High Command said
its armies, striving to snap the steel
trap on approximately 1,000,000 Al-
lied troops in Flanders, were pound-
ing at the historic World War battle
sector of Ypres, Belgium, after
storming across the River Lys at
several points.
Germans Cross River Barrier
In crossing the Lys, the Germans
broke through the last river barrier
separating them from the English
Channel ports of Ostend and Zee-
brugge.
The biting jaws of the Nazi pincers
in the Ypres sector-threatening to
sever the eastern arm of the Allied
forces already encircled in Northern
France and Belgium-were reported
only 18 miles apart.
French troops fell back under the
terrific impact of the Nazi assaults,
which swept in wave after wave
apparently heedless of manpower
losses, and took a new stand in the
sector north of Valenciennes, west
of the Scheldt River. Here was the
main target of the Nazi fury, driv-
ing from the east towards Ypres
and from the southwest towards
Lille.
Nazi Pincers Closing
Simultaneously, the Germans wid-
ened by approximately 15 miles the
northern side of their vital "bottle-
neck" of their corridor to the Eng-
lish Channel.
* The French admitted that this
"feed-line" to Nazi troops now
swarming along the Channel coast
had been deepened to extent now
between Peronne and Arras.
Taxes And Borrowing
Suggested For Armaments
WASHINGTON, May 27.--(IP-
Immediate action to finance the

Don Canham, High Jumper,
Made Varsity Track Captain

'The World We Make' To Open
Today At Lydia Mendelssohn

The Lydia Mendelssohn curtain
rings up 8:30 p.m. today on the third
Dramatic Season offering, Sydney
Kingsley's prize-winning, Broadway-
proven play, "The World We Make."
Madge Evans, well known in Holly-
wood and New York as a leading
lady, will be starred, and Herbert
Rudley. who created his role in the
original production, Louis Calhern
and Tito Vuoli will be among her
supporting players.
The play is based on Millen
Brand's novel "The Outward Room,"
and deals with a mentally unbal-

lection for this effort, is staying in
Ann Arbor for the extent of the
play's run. He has also authored
"Dead End" and the Pulitzer-prize
winning "Men In White."
The play is being directed by Prof.
Valentine Windt, of the speech de-
partment, director of the Dramatic
Season, lighted by Feder, of New
York. The art director is Lemuel.
Ayres.
According to an announcement
yesterday the last main role for the
final Season production, "The
Guardsman," has been cast. Cecil
Humphreys, noted screen actor who

By HAL WILSON
Lanky Dor Canham, Wolverine
high jumping ace who is undefeated
in competition this year, was chosen
by his teammates to captain Mich-
igan's 1941 track team yesterday.
The selection of the Oak Park, Ill..
junior to succeed Ralph Schwarz-
kopf, Michigan's great distance run-
ner, as leader of the powerful Wol-
verine cindermen, comes as no sur-
prise for his stellar performances
this year earn him a place high
among the Maize and Blue's all-time
track greats.
Playing an integral part in the
Dohertymen's fourth consecutive
Western Conference track and field
championship at Evanston, Ill., last
Saturday, Canham came through
with his usual dependable perform-
ance to cop the Big Ten outdoor high
jump crown with a winning leap of
6 feet 4Ys inches.
But for one of the strange twists
that Fate sometimes takes, Canham

vast national defense program-pos-
sibly by the double method of in-
creased taxes and additional bor-
rowing'-was under consideration in
Washington tonight.
An additional $32,000,000 was add-
ed to the huge expenditure already
in prospect when President Roose-
velt asked Congress for that sum
today to train civilian pilots. With
his request he sent a letter from the
budget bureau saying that the Civil
Aeronautics Authority was prepared
to undertake immediately a big ex-
pansion contemplating preliminary
training for 45,000, secondary train-
ing for 9,000 and advanced training
for 40,000 more.
Bill Takes Shape
Congress, while awaiting a deci-
sion as the financing question, prod-
ded the big armament plan through
the various legislative processes. One
subcommittee agreed to work far
into the night to hasten action on
a supplemental $250,000,000 appro-
priation for the Navy.
At the same time, the men who
manufacture machinery which pros
duces the myriad and intricate parts
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