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VOL. L. No. 103 z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, FEB. 25, 1940


University Needs
Demand State Aid,
Ruthven Declares


Endowments Not Available
For Operating Expenses,
Rep rt Digest Reveals
Needed Buildings
Named In Report
Unless increased state financial
support is forthboming expan-
sion of instruction facilities at the
University is "practically impos-
sible," President Rutl wen declared
today in an advance s mary of his
1938-1939 annual report.
The annual reportr-a 410 page
printed volume-will not be .fuly re-
leased until about March 1 but a
digest of Dr. Ruthven's personal
message is contained in the current
issue of the MichiganAlumnus Quar-
terly Review.
Dr. Ruthven said that even though
private endowments to the Univer-
sity have been "substantially increas-
ed" dui the 'past decade, this
school is still almost entirely depen-
dent on state funds for money to
take care of regular operating ex-
Endowment funds, 'he explained,
are necessarily devoted' to purposes
specified by their, donors and "can-
not be diverted to general day-to-
day expenses". Some of the things
financed by private gifts, he pointed
out, are scholarships, fellowships,
student loans, publications, addition-
al education and research.
Michigan's president explains 'that
an alternative to an increased state
appropriation is to curtail studer
enrollme$. He is opposed to this,
however, because "to restrict ,at-
tendance too greatly would eliminate
properly prepared students."
Ee added: \"Higher leducation is
quite' as impor ant in a democracy
as primary and secondary educa-
(Continued on Page 2)}
President Su ests
Planning C onittee
Be Fornkd Here
New buildings for a 'nistration,
the engineering college the school
of business administrat n, and the
department of fine arts are the Uni-
versity's greatest needs ikday, in the
opinion of President Ruthven.
Dr. Ruthven also urges the form-
ation of "what might be appropriate-
ly designated as an educational plan-
ning commission". This commission
should function to keep the various,
teaching units informed and to bring
about coordination of various units,
he said.
The President's suggestions are'
contained in a summary of his an-
nual report for 1938-1939. The digest
is published in the current issue of
the Michigan Alumnus Quarterly Re-
The new educational agency which
he suggests "would undertake a con-
tinuing survey of educatnal meth-
ods, a running a praisal of the ac-
tivities of the University and from
these studies would mnake sugges-
tions in regard to cerr fula, methods
of instruction,dand kinred matters."
Two of the high sp ts of the .Uni-
versity's program di ring 1938-1939,
Dr. Ruthven reported, have been a
revision of the by-laws of the Board
of Regents by Provost E. Blythe Sta-
son and the beginning of a coopera-
tion plan for graduate studies in the
various state teachey, colleges in
Michigan, Dr. Ruthvefi said.
President Ruthven also called at-
tention to the new student housing
program as the laigest project of the
year. "The Univrsity has for some
time been outgrowing the housing
facilities of the city of Ann Arbor",
he said' "and the new residence
halls are expected to facilitate a

much needed program of informal
The new housing will initiate a
(Continued on Page 2)
Daily, 'Ensian Call
Freshmen Tryouts
Second semester freshmen tryouts
for The Dailey editorial, sports, or
women's staffs will meet at 4 p.m.
tomorrow in The Daily staff room in
the Student Publications Building at
420 Maynard Street.
A tryout meeting for the Michi-
ganensian business staff has been

Sees Need Of Funds

Music, Drama
GroupS To Give
Mozart Opera
Fifteenth Production Will
Abandon Traditional
Gilbert, Sullivan Work
The 15th combined offering of
Play Production and the School of
Music will be Mozart's "Abduction
from the Harem," to be presented
March 7, 8 and 9 in the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre.
Associated with the two groups iy/
the production of. this comic opefa
are kthe physical education depart-
ment and the Little Symphony Or-
chestra. The production sitff com-
prises Prof. Valentine B-. Windt, of
the speech depart ent, director;.
Prof. Thor M. Johnson of the School
of Music, conductor; and Ruth H.
Bloomeri of the physical education,
department, director of the ballet.
Professor Windt pointed out that,
while most Wvous "combination"
performances/have been Gilbert and
Sullivan opEtettas, the shift this year
to Mozart. is in line with a general
"Mozayt /evival" throughout the mu-
sic wbrld.
The Play Production-School of
Muisic combination offering was first
organized in 1934, with the staging of
Gilbert and Sullivan's " The Gon-
doliers." The two most recent pre-
sentations of this kind here were
"The Two Gentlemen of Verona",
and "Iolanthe."
The committee in charge of this
combination . effort includes Pres-
ident Charles A. Sink of the School
of Music; Professor Arthur Hackett,
David Mattern and Joseph Brink-
man of the School of Music; and the
production staff.

Hitler Avows
Aim To End
Fuehrer Asserts God Is Ally
Of Germany; Puts Trust
In Russia,_Japan, Italy
Peace With Nazis
Out - Chamberlain
Munich, Feb. 24.-(A)-Adolf Hit-
ler cried out tonight that Germany
will fight "until the terror of the
plutocracies has been broken," de-
clared the "three mighty states" of
Russia, Italy and Japan to be his
friends and proclaimed his trust that
God is with him and his Reich.
To his old guard, in an hour's
speech broadcast over the world, the
Fuehrer asserted "the hand of prov-
idence" saved him from death in a
bomb explosion in this very city last
Nov. 8, and declared the same prov-
idence "has especially blessed us"
for six year.
"Do you think providence would
have blessed us only to drop us now?"
he asked . .."There is a God-He
creates people with equal rights."
Today's Germany, he said, is
stronger in every way than the im-
perial Reich of 1914-but, especially
in its leadership.
Chamberlain Sees
No Nazi Peace
LONDON, Feb. 24. -(lP)- Prime
Minister Chamberlain today flatly
ruled out any peace with the present
German government as incapable of
guaranteeing future security to Eur-
ope. I
Winding up a series of pep meetings
by C'binet ministers with an address
in his hometown of Birmingham, the
gaunt, 70-year-old Chamberlain de-
livg eddine of his sharpest fight talks
of' the war.
Chamberlain decried Nazi aims as
destruction of Britain and "domina-
tion of the world."
Britain, on the other hand, he said
to the cheers of the crowd, is fighting
a "crusade" for freedom and to abel-
.ish "the spirit of militarism and ac-
cumulation of armaments which is
pauperizing all Europe and not in the
least Germany herself."
Gargoyle Awards Story
Prize To McCormick
Winner of the monthly Gargoyl
short story contest for February, is
Jay McCormick, '41, member of the
Daily staff. The issue of the maga-
zine will be on sale on the campus
Tuesday, according to Ellis Wunsch,
Running under the title of "Poor
Little Guy," McCormick's story will
be featured with such items as a
special spread on J-Hop with "Fifty,
count 'em, fifty" pictures; an article
expounding "Advice on Horses)
(whether how to stay on them phy-
sically or in a monetary fashion was
not ascertained); also, as ever, the
jokes, cartoons and articles in Garg's
own inimitable manner.

Brown Asks
Trade Pacts
Veto Power
Senate To Start Hearings
On Legislation Extending
Democrat Leaders
ExpectEarly Vote
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24. -(P)-
Senator Brown (Dem.-Mich.) sug-
gested today that Congress be given
the same veto power over trade agree-
ments that it has over Presidential
orders reorganizing government agen-
The reorganization orders go into
effect automatically after a 60-day
period unless either House disap-
Brown is counted as a "doubtful"
member of the Senate Finance Com-
mittee, which will start hearings Mon-
day on legislation to extend the Re-
ciprocal Trade Act for three years
from next June 12, the present ex-
piration date. The House approved
the measure, 216 to 168, last night.
Democratic leaders hoped for an
early Senate vote. Chairman Harri-
son (Dem.-Miss.) of the Senate com-
mittee said the Senate committee
might report the legislation by the
end of next week. Majority Leader
Barkley of Kentucky expressed the
opinion that Senate debate might be
completed in a week.
Calling his proposal "left-handed
approval," Brown said it might be
a possible compromise if there were a
close vote on a proposal to give the
Senate power to raify or reject trade
agreements. Admiistration leaders
asserted, however, that the ratifica-
tion proposal, advanced by several
Senators, would be defeated.
Guest Ministers
Conduct Lenten
Servies Here
Student Gurilds To Feature
Forums, Discussions
On Current Problems
Lenten services based upon the
fundamentals of the Christian reli-
gions form the programs of Ann
Arbor churches today.
The Rt. Rev. F. E. Wilson, Bishop
of Eau Claire, Wis., will open a series
of special sermons at the morning
services of St. Andrews' Episcopal
The worship service of the First
Congregational Church will. be pre-
ceeded by a new series of sympo-
siums, conducted today by Prof.
William A. McLaughlin of the Ro-
mance languages department, on
"Why I Am a Catholic".
Wesleyan Guild Continues
Series Of Roundtables
Open forums, lectures, and round-
table discussions will be features of
student religious groups meeting to-
day. The Wesleyan Guild will con-
tinue its series of five parleys on
the current topics, open to all de-

Speaking at the meeting of the
student fellowship of the First Con-
gregational Church will be Prof.
Mentor L. Williams of the English
department, who will describe "Ad-
ventures in Reading".
The Westminster Student Guild
will see the color two-reel motion
pictures taken of African life by
Dr. Robert McCrackin of the Hazen
Foundation entitled "The Healing of
Columbia Network
To Carry Choral
Union Broadcast
Breaking all previous practice, the
University Musical Society will broad-
cast a Choral Union concert when
the New York Philharmonic Sym-
phony Orchestra plays here on Sun-
day, Nov. 24.
The broadcast from Hill Auditor-
ium will present the symphony in its
regular Sunday afternoon series over
the national, short-wave network of
the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Chles ~A. Sink. npeident of thesoi-.


Sparks Offensive;
Leads In Scoring
Outclassed Squad

Sets New Record

Hapac Sets Pace
For Winning Illini
(Special to The Dally)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 24.-Michi-
gan came up against one of the tight-
est defenses it has faced this season
and was routed, 51 to 28 by Illinois
fast stepping team here tonight.
Aside from the first minute of play,
when successive free throws by Mike
Sofiak and George Ruehle tied the
score at 2-all, the Wolverines were
never on equal terms. Illinois piled
up a 21 to 10 lead at half time, and
led by as much as 26 points at one
time in the second half.
Sofiak played a great game for the
outclassed Wolverines, and received
a great hand from the 5,692 specta-
tors when he left the game with five
minutes remaining. Although he was
held to three points by Colin Hand-
Ion, star Illinois guard, Sofiak paced
the Michigan offensive and directed
Michigan had a rebound advantage
all evening under both baskets, but
their failure to hit set shot after set
shot cost the Wolverines the game.
In all the Wolverines attempted 63
shots for nine baskets while6Illinois
was hitting 18 field goals on 67 shots.
Jim Rae was held well in check by
Vic Wukovitz, sophomoie center, but
managed to collect seven points to
lead the Michigan scoring. Leading
scorer for the game was Capt. Bill
Hapac, Big Ten's top scorer, who con-
tinued his hot pace with 17 points.
Earlier in the season Hapac led
linois to a win over the Wolverines,
scoring 20 points at Ann Arbor. Close-
ly following Hapac was Walter "Hoot"
Evers, who scored 11 points, on two
baskets and seven successive free
Charley Pink crashed through for
two of his favorite left hand hook,
shots, and Rae made both of his goals
on rebound shots. Most of the Michi-
gan shots were one handers, but Illi-
(Continued on Page 7)
Opera's First Dress
Rehearsal Is Today
Donning their best bib and tucker,
the cast of the Union. Opera, "Four
out of Five", will venture out into
the spotlights of the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theatre today for the shown's
first dress rehearsal.
The "pony" chorus will rehearse
at 2 p.m., the speaking parts at 4,
and the entire cast at 7. Costumes
have been begged, borrowed or rented
from a score of sources. Dresses of
the leading ladies and the dancing
chorus have been rented from Les-
ter's in Chicago, costumers for many
former Operas. Only residue from
the properties of past Operas is a
collection of over-sized ladies' pumps.

Pucksters Lose
Bloodless Battle
With Minnesota
Mariucci Leads Gophers
To 7-0 Victory; Game
Blotted With Penalties
No blood was spilled at the Coliseum
last night. There were no individual
fist fights nor was there a. gang fight.
No one was even hurt. But every one
of the 60 minutes that regularly en-
compass a hockey game was frought
with the imminence of individual and
mass murder.
It was a regular Michigan-Minne-
sota hockey game with but tvo ex-
ceptions-the unevenness of the con-
test and the absence of any actual
But there was no absence of spills,
thrills and histrionics. Minnesota's
John Mariucci attended to all that
personally. The Gopher Bad Man
divided his time doing many things.
He was either picking himself up. off
the ice to which he was rudely rele-
gated by Michigan defensemen as the
crowd cheered. Or else he was knock-
ing down some Michigan man as the
crowd booed. Occasionally he'd score
a goal. And the rest of the time he'd
spend either in the penalty box or
complaining to the referee in his in-
congruous squeaky voice.
It wasn't that Mariucci was the best
hockey player on the undefeated Go-
pher sextet. He spent too much time.
(Continued on Page 6)

Wolverines Overwhelm
OSU Track Team 79-15;
Illini Whip Cage Squad

Schwarzkopf, Hogan Set
New Records In Mile
And Half-Mile Events
Cushing Ties Ohio
Star In Pole Vault
The Ohio State track team put on
its version of "The little man who
wasn't there" at Yost Field House
last night, and when the festivities
were over, the powerful Wolverines
had limited the Buckeyes to a first-
place tie, two seconds and five thirds,
had cracked one Field House, one
varsity and three meet records, and
had inflicted a stunning 79 to 15
shellacking on the Ohioans.
From the opening one-mile run,
in which Capt. Ralph Schwarzkopf
stepped down from his usual two-
mile to set a new Field House and
Michigan record of 4:14.2, to the
final event which was won by
makeshift mile relay team composed
of two hurdlers, a miler and one
440-man, the meet was colored noth-
ing but Maize and Blue.
New Marks Set
Besides Schwarzkopf's.igreat mile,
new 'marks were established when
Dye Hogan, Tom Jester and Johnny
Kautz all outfooted the favored Ohio
Stater, Les Eisenhard, with Hogan
running to a new 1:56 standard for
the half-mile, and in the 440 where
Warren Breidenbach came from be-
hind to defeat Ohio's Sapt. Jack
Sulzman in 49.8 seconds.
In addition to these excellent per-
formances, there were many things
which brought a smile to the face of
Coach Ken Doherty. Tom Lawton
put the shot over a foot further than
ever before in his life; Dave Cush-
ing vaulted 13 feet to tie Ohio's pub-
licized sopohmore, Mike Linta; and
sophomore Johnny Kautz ran a great
The mile started off with Buckeye
Jack Spellicy in the lead. After two
laps, Ed Barrett took over, but was
quickly overtaken by Schwarzkopf
who proceeded to pile up a steadily
increasing lead until he finished a
quarter lap ahead of teammates Bar-
rett and Jack Dobson. Schwarzkopf
ran almost exactly as planned before
the meet.
Sweep Half-Mile
The half-mile provided the sur-
prise of the night when Eisenhart
failed completely to live up to his
previous record, and a Michigan
sweep, the second of three, found
him struggling back of the leaders-
a poor fourth. Kautz went out at a
fast clip for the first two laps, but
things looked normal when Eisen-
hart took over the lead going into
the third lap. However, he wasn't
there very long before Hogan jump-
ed into the lead, followed by Jester,
and they remained that way, with
Kautz racing up from fourth place
to overhaul Eisenhart on the last
turn, and just miss nipping Jester.
As expected, the quarter-mile dash
provided a new meet record, with
Warren Breidenbach favoring a leg
which was slightly strained Just be-
fore the race, trailing Sulzman until
the last turn, and then turning on
some speed to win going away by
about a yard, with Jack Leutritz
pulling up to take third place. Brei-
(Continued on Page0)
Navy Scuttled
By Mat Team
Jordan, Danner, Nichols
Close Season With Wins
The Navy came to town yesterday
afternoon and was promptly scuttled
by the Michigan mat fores. The
largest crowd of the current wrest-

ling season saw Coach Keen's grap-
plers chalk up their fourth straight
victory and hand the Middies a 24
to 10 defeat.
Seniors Capt. Forrest "Butch"
Jordan, Harland Danner and Don
Nichols brought the home sea-
son to a brilliant close
Harland Danner, Michigan's great
155 pounder, scored his sixth straight
fall as he pinned Midshipman Bob
Searle in 3:50. The 1938 Conference
champion again put on his usual col-
orful and efficient show and opened

The Daily's 50th Anniversary:
University Has Had Background
Of Colorful Student Journals

The Catholic Viewpoint:
Positivistic Method Unnecessary
In Religion,_Rev._Furfey Holds

Fifty years ago this coming Sep-
tember a group of student journalists
published the first issue of The Mich-
igan Daily as the initial attempt at a
daily newspaper on the campus of the
University of Michigan.
Behind The Daily's first issue was
a background as checkered and color-
ful as any in the history of the col-
legiate press-a background so stud-
ded with crusading and unsuccessful,
apathetic and popular paper-and-ink
ancestors as to make The Daily young
despite its fifty years.
Of this background, University his-
torian.Wilfred B. Shaw, Director of
Alumni Relations and author of "The
University of Michigan," said in an
interview yesterday:
"Student journalism reflects in the
rise and fall of paper after paper the
changing complexion of successive
student generations. Yet it is one
of the best mirrors of undergraduate
Mr. Shaw said he regretted that
no student journal has survived from

etteer. It was to fail within five
Then in rapid order marched The
University Phoenix; The Palladium,
fraternity men's organ; four issues of
The Independent, quarterly "of some
40 violently written pages," which in
the words of Mr. Shaw, illustrated
"not only the bitter feeling between
the societies and the independents,
but also the hostile attitude of stu-
dents toward the faculty."
After the Civil War came The Cas-
talia, another independent journal,
one edition of The University Maga-
zine, The University Chronicle, and
in 1869, through consolidation of the
last two, the famed Chronicle.
"The Chronicle," Mr. Shaw main-
tained, "was one of the outstanding
student papers. For the first few
years of its existence, it was one of
the best college papers in the coun-
try, though it made great capital
of the hostile attitude of the students
toward the Regents and professors,
and undertook to speak boldly of 'the
evils that have crept into the Uni-
versity through the mismanagement
of the Regents'."

The truth of the dogma of the
Catholic Church does not fail to be
truth just because it has been proved
by the postivistic method, The Rev.
Paul H. Furfey, professor of sociol-
ogy at the Catholic University, Wash-
ington, D.C., said last night in the
second lecture of the current Student
Religious Association series on "The
Existence and Nature of Religion."
Postivism, the method of scientific
men, Rev. Furfey held, may be used
in physics or astronomy or chemis-
try, but it cannot be used by the theo-
logian. It would be foolish, he point-
ed out, to force the historian to come
to conclusions by the use of the as-
tronomer's method; similarly, it is
not consistent to force the theologian
to prove the dogma of the Church
by a "methodology" he does not know.
Scientists refuse to accept such be-
liefs as the reality of the soul, Rev.
Furfey declared, because they are
biased, afraid of facing facts that
might affect their dogmatic belief in
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proved because certain of them have
been found false. He pointed to the
cures that have been effected at
Lourdes and the failure of scientists
to admit-that they are miracles. This
failure of science to credit such hap-
penings as miracles arises from a pre-
judice that forces rejection of facts,
he said.
Commenting on the anti-religious
position assumed at last week's lec-
ture by Prof. Anton J. Carlson of the
University of Chicago's physiology
department, Rev. Furfey held that the
fact that the soul needs the assistance
of the nervous system does not mean
that the soul does not exist. Again
referring to Professor Carlson's argu-
ment, he declared that the fact that
there are different opinions on re-
ligion does not force one to say that
there is no one true opinion.
The method of the theologian, ac-
cording to Rev. Furey, is faith; thus
we accept the beliefs of Christianity
because they are revealed to us by
"almighty God." The revelations are
h~li~up.8 fn i-. b he 1-1-is, a lh said

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