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Continued Cloudy;
Moderate Snow Today



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VOL. L. No. 105





Raging Water
Drives 3,000
From Homes
In Californlia


Union Opera Premiere
Today Renews Glories,

Feminized All-Male Cast In 'Four Out Of
Will Ridicule Coeds In Musical Show


Cloudbursts And Melting
Snow Swell Streams
Of Northern Sections
Many Highways
Are Impassable
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27. -(P)-
Waterways, turned to raging torrents
by cloudbursts and melting snow,
drove as many as 3,000 persons from
their homes today in a score or more
northern California cities.
Almost'nine inches of rain fell in
24 hours at seve'ral points.
The storm, in its third day, left
river conditions critical. More rain
was in prospect, and flood conditions
equalling the ravages of December,
1937, were predicted by the weather
In Sacramento, Gov. Culbert L. 01-
son declared flood conditions had
caused an emergency in Yolo County
and he ordered National Guardsmen
to evacuate more than 70 familis
forced from their homes.
May Reconvene Legislature 1
Gordon Garlanct, speaker of the
state assembly, said he was consider-
ing reconvening the legislature "for
the purpose of taking such action as
may be necessary under the unusual
conditions caused by devastating
floods." The legislature recessed last
Sunday after a special session which
considered relief issues.-
In the rich Sacramento Valley "the
situation appears to be grave," the
weather forecaster said. "I would ad-
vise vigilance in patroling of the
" ~ levees."
In the town of Napa, 35 miles north.
of San Francisco, some 500 persons
were rescued from flooded homes by
boats. The Napa River had hurdled
its banks, flooding hundreds of acres,
and the city was confronted with an-
other1danger-a high tide tonight.
300 Maroned
At Winters, 15 mles southwest of
Woodland, 300 persons in a federal
migrant camp were isolated and ma-t
rooned after tWo feet of water swepts
through their temporary shelters. Int
another migratory camp near Marys-t
ville, 450 persons were removed tot
higher ground.v
The 500 persons in Pescadero, 50
miles south of San Francisco, foundt
half their town under water at the
dawn of the wet, gray day.a
Highway in the flood area werec
impassable in many instances. .
Despite the grave danger to hun-..
dreds of persons, and the peril of thet
rescues, no loss of life had been re-
No one could count the damage,
but great destruction to crops, andv
some livestock, was inevitable. p
Horton To Talk
In SRA Series]
A Protestant Theologians
ViewpointIs Theme
Presenting the third in the cur- t
rent Student Religious Association
lecture series on "The Existence and-
Nature of Religion," Prof. Walter M.
Horton of Oberlin College will speak
on the viewpoint of the Protestant
theologian at 8 p.m. Saturday in the
Rackham Lecture Hall.
Professor Horton, who teaches the-
ology in the Oberlin Graduate-School
and the philosophy of Christianity
in Oberlin College, follows to the ros-
trum Prof. Anton J. Carlson, who at-.
tacked orthodox religion, and The
Rev. Fr. Paul H. Furfey, who ,tookc
the position of the Catholic priest.w
Well-known as a minister of the
Baptist Church, he spoke here re-t
cently at the conferences sponsored i

by the Extension Service and the
Michigan Council of Churches ando
Christian Education.V
McDowell To Talkn
On Arabian Cukire t(
-Contributions of the Arab peoplesS
to the world social order will be dis- n
cussed by Dr. Robert H. McDowell, k
associate in Greek and Latin, at 8 t
p.m. today in the Rackham Amphi- t
theatre as part of the first open meet- c
ino- of the Univarsitv's unest Aident l

A campus tradition will start upon
its comeback trail tonight when the
Union Opera, "Four out of Five",
goes before the footlights of the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
There was a time when the Opera,
itsAnn Arbor engagement concluded,
went on tour throughout Michigan,
then on to Cleveland, Philadelphia,
Baltimore, .New York. There was a
time, during the Opera's "golden
age" in the twenties, when an Opera
Set an attendance record for amateur
theatricals at the Metropolitan Op-
era House in New York City.
All that was abandoned in 1930.
For nine years the tradition of the
Union Opera has lain dormant. Two
abortive. attempts at revival in 1934
and 1935 only deepened its sleep.
No National Tours
This year on a modest scale, with
no national tours in offing, the Opera
has been revived once more. The in-
centive was given when Mimes, hon-
orary dramatic fraternity, solicited
for scripts and found a good one-by
Max Hodge, '39, former editor of
Gargoyle. The movement gathered
momentum this fall when a survey
conducted by the Union revealed
that there; was -enough masculine
talent on campus t make an Opera
possible. The, revival effort ,bore
fruit when .the Union Finance Com-
mittee voted a budget for one more
The machinery began to rollf A
dozen student committees were or
Student Senate
Consid ers Plan
To Reorganize
Will Devote Spring Parley
To Goverinent Forum;
Opii ons_,ToBe IAsked1.
The Student Senate, believing Itself
unsatisfactory as a representative
student governing body, has decided
to devote the annual Spring Parley
to a forum on government in order
to discover student opinion and
Plans for the Parley and sugges-
tions made at last week's meeting to
"reorganize the Senate into a formid-
able representative body with certain
definite delegatpo powers" will be
presented for discussion at this week's
meeting at 7:30 P.m. tomorrow in the
In a form letter sent to Senators
yesterday, Secretary Arnold White,
'42,-lamented that not even a quorum
was present last week when these
plans were first su'ggested. However,
he pointed out, the plans were made
and will be presented for ratification
tomorrow. White explained that the
suggestions included a proposal to in-
corporate resolutions aising from
the coming Parley into a new, consti-
tution which would define the Sen-
ate's responsibilities and powers. At
present, he pointed out, the powers
of legislation are ambiguous and the
Senate lacks proper coordination with
the student body and with the Uni-
versity administration.
U.S. Attitudes
'On Belligerent
Nations :Aired
United. States attitude toward
foreign nations engaged in armed
conflict were 'discussed' last night

when six varsity men's debating teams
met six squads from the Detroit chap-
ter of the American Institute of Bank-
ing in Angell hall.
One of the warmest discussions
the evening was carried on between
William Muehl, '41, and Edgar Clin-
ton, '41, for the affirmative and K. R.
McGingan and George Rutz for the
negative. The affirmative attempted
to show how the present military iso-
ation and cash and carry policy would
have disastrous effects on the United
States, they strongly urged that we
not hesitate to take a step which will
keep us out of war just because it is
too drastic, and drew an analogy be-
tween the present policy of cash and
carry and that followed in 1914 which
ed us into war.

ganized to handle the multitudinous
problems that arose. Alumnus Ho-
mer L. Heath gave invaluable aid
from his fund of experience amassed
while serving as treasurer of the
old Operas.
With this nuclear organization
formed, the Opera's officials selected
Roy Hoyer to direct the revival.
Hoyer had staged nine of the most
successful shows in the Opera's his-
tory anddhad had a brilliant career
on Broadway. He was the link be-
tween the Opera's past and present.
This is the background behind the
Opera upon which the curtain will
rise at 8:30 p.m. today. There is
every indication of a complete sell-
out for each of the four nightly per-
formances and the matinee at 2:30
p.m. Saturday.
There will be many men students
in the audience to see what their
cohorts have accomplished. But the
most interesting section of the au-
dience will be the co-eds.
It is at them that the Opera is
directed. It is for their benefit that
the old maxim that "Four out of
five girls are beautiful and the fifth
one comes to Michigan" was revived
along with the Opera. It is for their
discomfort that the comedy chorus
has been dubbed a "goon" line and
attired in saddle shoes and cardigan
:Can Be Glamorous
The cast of the Opera have in-
timated that, with a little grease
paint and permanent-waved wigs
and frilly clothes, they can be just
as glamorous as the typical coed.
They will offer Jack Ree, '40, in
the role of Kate Butler, as an exam-
ple of an ideal college girl. They will
feature Roy Rector, '40Ed, "Hedy La-
Tou" in the'show, as their idea of
what a glamor girl should be. As
a contrast, there will be sorority
scenes, Mosher-Jordan scenes in
which "typical Michigan girls" will
run riot. Jack Silcott, Giad, will en-
.act-.the role of Mrs. Roosevelt.
Men's roles will include: Tom
Harmon, '41, as James Roosevelt;
Casey Carter, '40, as "Madcap" Lee
Grant; Al Bentley, '40, as President
Roosevelt; Arthur Katz, '41, as Bill
Jones, a commoner; and John
Schwarzwalder, Grad, as the taxi
Garg Out Tomorrow;
Features Are Varied
Gargoyle, campus humor maga-
zine, will go on sale tomorrow, it was
announced last night. Featured in
this month's issue will be an article
on horses, the content of which will
remain a secret until publication of
the magazine.
Other special articles include an
extensive coverage of the J-Hop by
Dave Donaldson, staff photographer,
and a display on Capitalist Ball, an-
nual business school dance, in which
the names of those behind the affair
will be published and exposed to
Gargoyle humor.

Choral Union
Program Set
For Next Year
Marian Anderson To Open
Series; Don Cossack
Chorus Will Be Heard
Barbioll Returns
Five vocal and instrumental solo-
ists, three symphony orchestras, a
string quartet.and a choral organiza-
tion have signed to appear during
the 10-program, 1940-41 Choral
Union series, Dr. Charles A. Sink,
president of the University Musical
Society, announced yesterday.
Marian Anderson, Negro contralto,
who won great applause at the May
Festival last year, will inaugurate the
season Oct. 23. Her recital will in-
clude a group of Negro spirituals
and Miss Anderson's well-known op-
eratic arias.
Serkin's First Appearance
Rudolph Serkin will make his first
appearance in the winter series Nov.
7. ,He made his Ann Arbor debut
during last year's Festival, but this
is his first full recital here.
Returning after almost 10 years
to give the third concert Nov. 18 will
be the Don Cossack Russian Chorus
under the direction of Serge Jaroff.
Their recital will be followed Nov.
24 by the second Ann Arbor appear-
ance of the New York Philharmonic
Orchestra, John Barbirolli, conduc-
tor. This concert will be given a
world-wide broadcast from Hill Audi-
Richard Bonelli, Metropolitan bar-
itone, who was lastseen here in the
concert version of "Othello" at the
1939 May Festival, will make his first
appearance in recital Dec. 3. The
following week, Dec. 11, Dr. Serge
Koussevitsky, ill bring the Boston
Symphony Ordestra -here for its
10th annual visit..
Recital ay llowowitz
The seventh recital will be given
Jan. 15 by Vladmir Howowitz, who
has included AnntuArbor on his fr0
concert tour in America .after years
of retirement. Ris visit here will be
his third.
Dimitri Mitropoulos will lead the
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra in
the eighth concert, but the exact
date has ,not yet been determined.
The Budapest String Quartet, heard
here several seasons ago, will make
its second appearance Feb. 20.
Georges Ene co, Rumanian violin-
st, who played a triple role of violin-
:st, composer and conductor in his
Festival appearance last year, will
bring the season to a close in a violin
recital March 4.
Rubinstein Here Soon
Artur Rubinstein, eminent Polish
pianist, will bring the 61st annual
Choral Union Series to a close when
he makes his second appearance in
Ann Arbor next Wednesday in Hill

Planes Draw
Fire In Flight
Over Holland
Mystery Warplanes Cross
Netherlands On Second
SuccessiveNight Trip
Churchill Admits
Losses To Navy
Amsterdam, Feb. 28.--(P)-Anti-
aircraft batteries guarding this neu-
-ral Netherlands city blazed sporad-
ically from 10 p.m. (5 p.h., E.S.T.)
last night until 3 a.m., (10 p.m.
E.S.T.) today when they were still
firing at unidentified foreign war-
About 2 a.m. an unexploded shell
fell on the roof of a house in the
southern quarter of the city and.
penetrated three floors, but no one
was injured.
It was the second successive night
that Dutch anti-aircraft batteries
about Amsterdam went into action
to drive away strange planes.'
Extensive firing was heard south
of the city last night, but the high
man observers were c.rtan British
planes crossed into German territory
ham, warned of even greater German
Monday night.
(The British yesterday announced
their roving scouts had carried out
widespread observations the night
before over Berlin, northern Ger-
many and German Baltic ports.)
British Fleet To Get
Five New Battleships
LONDON, Feb. 27.--(P)-Winston
Churchill,, seasoned warden of Bri-
tain's sea-power, disclosed today that
Germany had damaged the ritsh
battleships Nelsoni and Barham,
warned of even greater German at-
tacks on "the sea-power by which we
live," and then announced to a cheer-
ing House of Commons that Britain's
five new 35,000-ton battleships would
shortly join the Grand Fleet.
German warplanes made a mass
flight over Paris, causinga 7-in-
uteĀ°raid waring-the first'of 140-
but dropping no bombs in one of the
war's most daring raids.
Dutch Historian
Will Give Tal,
On Hindu Art
Fokker, Student Of Italian
Influence On Dutch Art,
Will SpeakTomorrow
Dr. Timon H. Fokker, member of
the Dutch Historical Institute, Rome,
Italy, will deliver a University Lec-
ture at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow in Rack-
ham Amphitheatre.
Dr. Fokker's topic will be "Hindu
Art in Central Java." The lecture
will be illustrated by slides of many
unknown objects gathered by Dr. Fok-
ker and the Indian Archaeological
Service of the Netherlands East In-
Dr. Fokker has lectured in Am-
sterdam, The Hague, Rome, The Met-I
ropolitan Museum in New York City,
the Detroit Institute of Art and Smith
Born in Batavia, Java, Dr. Fokker
was educated in the Universities of
Leiden and Amsterdam, specializing
in international law. Until the end

of the World War he was in the Neth-
erlands diplomatic service. He left
the service to become associated with
the Dutch Historical Institute in
It is this Institute which devotes
itself to research in diplomatic and)
ecclesiastic history and in history of
art and archaeology.
Welles' Peace Talks
Concluded In Rome
ROME, Feb. 27.-(IP)-President
Roosevelt's double-barrelled peace in-
itiative passed speedily through its in-
itial stages today as Undersecretary
of State Sumner Welles concluded his,
diplomatic talks in Rome and Myron
C. Taylor delivered to Pope Pius XII
the President's assurances of Ameri-
can collaboration to bring together
a Europe divided against itself .
Welles, whose next stop on a mis-
sion of inquiry is Berlin, rounded out
his inquiries here in informal chats
with the Frnenh- British and (vr-

3,000 Attend
Finnish Relief
Benefit Here
Band Features 'Finlandia';
Glee Club And Dancers
Offer Entertainment
Three thousand students, faculty
members and townspeople dropped
their 50 cent pieces into the coffers
of Finnish relief last night in Hill
Auditorium and got more than their
money's worth in entertainment pre-
sented by the Men's Glee Club, the
University Band and Finnish singers
and dancers.
The two University musical organ-
izations formed the principal attrac-
tion on the program, which was de-
signed to raise funds for relief for
Finnish refugees.
. The Band, under the direction of
Prof. William D. Revelli, included in
its program Sibelius' "Finlandia" and
featured the first presentation of the
"Lake Michigan Suite," composition
written by Victor Cherven, '40SM.
Albin Johnson, '41SM, was cornet
The Glee Club, under the direction
of Prof. David Mattern, included
three Finnish songs on its program.
Also sung were Handel's "Come and
Trip It" and Stanley's "Laudes Atque
Carmina." The Glee Club's quartet,
the Midnight Sons, gave their rendi-
tion of DeKoven's "A Scene in Sher-
wood Forest."
.Surprise of the concert was the
unscheduled appearance of the De-
troit Finlandia Male Chorus which
sang several songs in Finnish. Con-
ducting the Chorus was Carl Muston-
Another group presented several
native Finnish folk dances.. They
were performed in authentic Finnish
Senior Dues
Returns Ahead
Of Last "Year
A9gell Hall Scene Of Dues
Collection This Week;
fees Are One Dollar
Senior dues payments continued
well ahead of last year's returns yes-
terday when another large group of
the class paid their dollar annual fee,
Margaret Neafie, '40, treasurer, an-
nounced yesterday.
Dues, which are being collected
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout this
week .in the Angell Hall lobby, will
be used by the class in order to main-
tain strong organization of the class
of 1940 during alumni years by main-
taining contacts between officers and
members and providing for reunions
every five years.
Students participating in the col-
lection of senior dues are Dye Hogan,
president of the class; Jane Jewitt,
vice-president; Herb Lev, secretary;
and Don Nixon, chairman of the Fi-
nance Committee.
Other members of the Committee
are Fred Tyler, Ruth Chartard, Jack
Luxan, Ann Platt, Gordon Laing,
Wally Hinkle, Dorothy Nichols, J-
ius Rockwell, Miriam Szold and Miss
Riot Breaks Out
in HighSchool

Joint Land,
Attacks Foi
Finnish An
Back In Noi

Russians Try T O utfla
Finns' Lines At Viipu
By Attacki Fr I
Defenders Hold
Lines At Taipal
KIRKENES, Norway, Feb. 28
--(P)--Finland's North Arcti
army continued to retreat today
after reaching Nautsi, eight mle
south of Its former positions al
Every building and house ii
the Nautsiaaewas ahoe at to
a day of heavy fghtng.
The battle lessened somewa"
late yesterday, after the Fn
reached Nautsi, some 75 mles
south of the Arctic coast.
There was heavy fighting In the
air as well as between the ground
HELSINKI, Feb. 27. -( I)- T
Red army tonight smashed at V
pur and its environs, and artiller
raked no-man's land cluttered Vi
ruins where more than 80,000 perso
once lived, while Finland acknow
edge another Russian success aba
the Arctic Circle.
Attacking across the ice of fro
Viipuri Bay the Soviet forces
tempted to force their way past i
lands southwest of Vilpuri, evideni
aiming at outflanking Finnish d
fense lines on the western rim
the Karelian Isthmus.
Encirolement Was Aim
Encirclement of the battpred clt
already at the mercy of medium ran
Rusan artillery, also ws an aimx
the Russian drive, Long range Sovi
guns early in the war shelled Viipu
once Finland's third largest city, a2
civilians were quickly removed.,
Military sources said the Russia
attack across the Ice was likely to r
sult in heavy Russian losses since t
Finns have strong defense batter]
along the jagged wst coast of t
Groundwork for their trans-b
assault was laid by capture of V
Koivisto fortifications further sou
which had served as anchor of t
Mannerheim Line's western termi
Attack At Sowme
On land, the Finnish communlq
reported a Russian attack at Somi
about seven miles south of Viip
and heavy fighting also on froz
Naykkijarvi, a small lake east
Somme along the Pero River, and
Lake Ayrapaa, 25 miles east of V.
' An artillery duel continued to thu
der at the eastern end of the Isthm
front where the Finns still hold thi
first line positions despite Russi:
attacks which failed to gain an inc
The Russians have pounded fruitle
ly at Taipale ever since the w
started Nov. 30.
Finland's air force, becoming mc
.active on the offensive as well as i
fensive, bombed an unidentified a
base and munitions depot "far behi
the enemy's lines," the Finnish cot
munique said reporting 17 Soy
planes had been shot down.
ASU Debates
OJn War Todal
Opinions Will Be Aire
Referendum Taken

The attitude of the American St
dent Union toward the Soviet-Fin
ish situation will be discussed at
membership meeting of the ASU
8 p.m. today at the Union, accordi
to Robert Rosa, Grad., president.
Rosa and Harold Osterweil, '41, w
take the affirmative side in the debt
on the question Resolved that: Wh
the ASU has no sympathy with t
Russian attack on Finland and spe
fically condemns it as a clear act
aggression, it does not want to s
our neutrality prejudiced by tho
acts which we consider unneutr


Memoirs Of The 'Last Mile':
Students' Hopes And Sorrows
Linger In Dean's 'Prayer Book'

College students become serious
men and women when they face a
real crisis in their University life.
If you don't believe it, take a glance
at the "book of prayers" which sits
in the waiting office of Prof. Erich
A. Walters, assistant dean of the
literary college.
Dean Walter's office can be the
"last mile" for students who have
run afoul of a scholastic barrier. Or
it can be the answer to their most
perplexing problems. Whatever the
outcome, students are aware they are
facing one of the important turning
points of their Ann Arbor careers.
Before they can gain entrance to
the Dean, students must spend anx-
ious moments in the outer room.
While there they have scribbled their
thoughts into this "prayer book"-
and the life stories there contain
powerful emotion.
Most of the handwritten notes ex-
press some little expression of hope-
hope that the authors will be per-
mitted to stay in school, to drop a
course, or that they will not be se-
verely punished.
Others are bitter. They strike out
a th Tniv..r-t..n - hn f -II.+

though I'm not suited for a scholastic
career I'm not afraid to work."
One melancholy note was broken
off before it ended because the stu-
dent had to leave for the inner sanc-
tuary to learn the Dean's decision.
This girl wrote:
"I guess like every other person I
come here sadly hoping to leave gay-
ly. It's hardly likely however. I'm
Some of the visitors are about to
be graduated, and they give their
thoughts about University life in
general. Many are satisfied, others
write unlovely stories of four years
of life speht trying to conquer the
"largeness and coldness of this
place." Here's the way one co-ed
expressed it-lin a handwriting that
was trembling:
"Tomorrow I get a diploma. To me
the many friendships with people
from all parts of the world stand out.
But the University itself-only cold-
Financial difficulties inspired a
sorrowful good-bye message. "Per-
haps I will go back, I sincerely hope
so," it ended.-
Pictures sketched in pencil, verse
- - .1 -J.J- Tr l__ l -.

Several Students
In Detroit Race


DETROIT, Feb. 27.-(P)-A fight
between a group of white boys and
j Negroes near Northwestern High
School ended today with four of the
participants requiring hospital treat-
Inspector John 0. Whitman of the
police homicide squad attributed the
fighting to mounting ill-feeling be-
tween the groups.
Raymond O'Hara, 18, and Otto Bar-
tholma, 17, suffered stab wounds and
were taken to Receiving Hospital.
Harold Ericksen, 16, suffered a
knife wound on the hand, and Theo-
dore Gregory, 16, was hit on the head
with a wrench..
Officials of Northwestern, one of
the city's largest high schools, blamed
the fighting on "outsiders."
Two Negro youths were arrested
fbr investigation of felonious assault.

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