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Generally fair, today;
warmer tomorrow.




New Wolf
In Sheep's Clothing .

VOL. L. No. 106





House Passes
Bill Granting
Non- Military
Finnish Loan
Ballot Of 168-51 Sends
Measure To Conference;
Quick Action Expected
Hull Asks Support
Of Peace Program
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28-(P)-The
House voted to help Finland to the
extent of a $20,000,000 loan for non-
military purchases in the United
States today, but shied away, em-
phatically, from taking a record vote
on the question..
Although overwhelmingly in fa-
vor of helping the Finns, many mem-
bers feared that European events
'might take such a turn that a vote
for the loan could bring them elec-
tion time difficulties. So by a gen-
eral but tacit agreement, passage
came on a rising ballot. It showed
168 for the bill and 51 against, the
total a bare quorum of the House.
The measure would add $100,000,-
000 to the lending funds of the Ex-
port-Import Bank, with the under-
standing that $20,000,000 of that
amount would go to Finland, and a
like sum to China. At no point in
the measure is Finland directly men-
Previously passed by the Senate,
the bill now goes back to that branch
for action on House amendments
forbidding Export-Import Bank loans
to countries in default on. their war
debts, and permitting the purchase
of commercial aircraft, as distin-
guished from military planes. Sen-
ator Barkley of Kentucky, the Dem-
ocratic leader, announced that he
would try to obtain Senate approval
for the changes tomorrow, sending
the measure to the White House al-
most immediately.
U.S. Seeks Support
Of Peace Program
WASHINGTONFeb. 28.-(M)--The
United States is actively seeking .the
support of all nations for its view that
-the end "bf the war should also bring
the end of economic autarchy, regi-
mentation and totalitarianism, Secre-
tary Hull revealed today.
To that end, Hull said, his previous
statement on the economic order and
disarmament that should follow the
war has been sentto American repre-
sentatives abroad with instructions to
bring it to the at ention of foreign
Horton To Give3
Protestant Idea

Lucky Leap Year Lass

Union Opera
Wins Plaudits
At Opening
'Four Out Of Five' Proves
To Be Worthy Successor
To Famous Predecessors
Second Performance
To Be Given Tonight
Pronounced by students, faculty
and alumnae a fit successor to the
famous productions of the past,
"Four Out of Five" proved conclu-
sively last night that the tradition
of aneannual all-male show may 'be
retained with financial success.
The twenty-fourth Michigan Union
Opera, playing to 650 people in the
Because of the overflow demand
for tickets a special matinee per-
formance of the opera will be
given 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Except for possible cancellations
of reservations, all tickets for the
regular performances have been
sold. Tickets for the matinee
will be sold at regular prices, and
may be purchased from 10 a.m.
to 8:30 p.m. today at the Lydia
Mendelssohn box-office.
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, ribbed
everything from the United States
Government to Michigan women and
kept its audience laughing for two
solid hours.
These are several of the opinions
voiced by spectators after the finale:
Max Hodge, '39, author of the op-
era: "I think they have done an ex-
cellent job. The audience liked it,
and that's the final proof. The boy
playing Mrs. Roosevelt was expecially
Mike Ames, leading lady of a for-
mer opera, "Cotton Stockings": "It
felt strange to be sitting out front
this time, but it is wonderful to see
the kids actually starting the ball
rolling towards the type of shows
we did."
Duane Nelson, Grad: "Really good.
The boys might have waited for
laughing to subside, though, since
some of the dialogue was lost."
Roy Hoyer, director of the show:
"The boys surprised even me. With
all the odds we had to contend with,
they did an excellent job."
Slosson To Address

Gargoyle Tells
Of J-Hop Trip
In Issue Today
Gargoyle, the contribution of the
Michigan campus to college humor
literature, will appear with its March
issue today.
Ellis Wunsch, '41,editor of the
magazine, has announced that the
new issue will contain:
(1) a pictorial trip to the .J-Hop,
with a portfolio of "50-you-count-
em-SO" photographs.
(2) a study in prose of the horse,
with the usual equine accessories of
feminine riders, etc.
(3) a camera portrait of a beauti-
ful coed, snapped and mounted in
the Hurrell style-with certain tech-
nical improvements by David Don-
aldson, '41.
(4) a story by Jay McCormick, Per-
spectives contributor, and winner of
the March story contest.
Wunsch announced that sales would
be made in campus buildings and at
regular news stands. The price is 15
'Greek Week'
Will Be Held.
March 22-24

Russians Report Captu




Sitting pretty on the mayor's
desk in Aurora, Ill., is brunet Au-
drey Kesel, 19, who will be that
city's leap year mayor for a day.-
Miss Kesel and other young wo-
men will take over the municipal
government and mercantile estab-
lishments today-.
Local Builders
Display Features Various
Spheres Of Ann Arbor
Business And Industry
Ann Arbor's ,Builders and Mer-
chants Exhibit, occupying two floors
of the Masonic Temple, will open at
2 p.m. today and continue through
Saturday, doors closing each day at
10 p.m.
Sponsored by the Junior Chamber
of Commerce, the exhibit will contain
83 'booth exhibits and three wall dis-
plays, representing the entire local
building and furnishing industries.
Sixty-six different exhibitors will par-
Exhibitors will include financial in-
stitutions, the real estate board, the
insurance association, an antique
shop, florists, heating and plumbing
shops, drapery and floor covering
shops, hardware stores, department
stores, furniture andupholstery shops,
appliance stores, public utility com-
panies, lumber dealers, building con-
tractors and building supply dealers.
Entertainment tonight will be pro-
vided by the Ford Mountaineers and
tomorrow the Roy Hoyer Studio of
Dance will do honors.

To Establish
With Program .

In Spring



"This Mad World" will be the topic
of Prof. Preston W. Slosson's lecture
at 8 p.m. today in the Amphitheatre
of the Rackham Building.
Giving the second in a series of
lectures under the auspices of Pi
Lambda Theta,' national women's
honorary sorority, Professor Slosson
of the history department will survey
the contemporary world situation.
He will present his interpretation of
current events in relation to history.

SRA Series Of
On ReligionTo1


Presenting the viewpoint of the
Protestant theologian, Prof. Walter
M. Horton, of Oberlin College, will
deliver the third lecture in the Stu-
dent Religious Association series on
"The Existence and Nature of Reli-
gian," at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Professor Horton, who will be. given
an opportunity to discuss the preced-
ing lectures in the series, teaches
theology and the philosophy of Chris-
tianity at Oberlin.
He has studied at Harvard, Colum-
bia, Paris, Strassbourg and Marburg
and twice has made extended trips
to the Orient. A minister of the Bap-
tist Church, he has taught at Colum-
bia, Union College and the University
of Chicago.
Allard To Address
Le Cercle Francais
In Today's Lecture
Describing the work of "Le Pere
du Melodrame Francais: Guilbert de
Pixerecourt," Prof. Louis Allard will
give the third in the series of French
lectures sponsored by Le Cercle Fran-
cais at 4:15 p.m. today in Room 103
Romance Languages Building.
Only recently retired from the fac-
ulty of Harvard University, Professor
Allard is noted for his writings on
the French comedy Chief among the
honors he received during his 33 years
at Harvard was the Legion of Honor.
At present he is the official lecturer

A Professor Looks At Leap Year:
Proposed And Past Calendars
Included Today As Necessity

This year the Interfraternity
Council will establish a new tradi-
tion on the Michigan campus, when
it welcomes the regular Spring in-
itiates into the collective fraternity
fold with a "Greek Week" program
March 22 to 24, it was announced
New initiates have always been
feted at a banquet but this year, in
addition to the banquet, there will
be a number of luncheons and panel
discussions where not only the neo-
phytes, but also active members and
faculty men will have an opportunity
to discuss mutual problems and to
iron out difficulties. Also collaborat-
ing in the program, according to the
Council, willbefa4imber of national
fraternity executive officers.
Tom Adams, '40, president of the
Council, and Bill Davidson, '40, secre-
tary, will be co-chairmen of the pro-
gram. The idea, which has worked
very successfully on other campuses,
notably Minnesota and Ohio State,
will bring together for the first time
in a formal way, the fraternities
and the faculty. Tentative schedule
t present includes the regular initia-
'on banquet, the panel discussions
nd open house for faculty at all
raternity houses.
Driving Tags
Are Available
Dean Says First Semester
Permits Have Expired
All students who possess driving
permits and who have purchased
1940 license plates are requested to
renew their permits and to obtain
their student permit tags, according
to an announcement made yesterday
by the Office of the Dean of Stu-
For those who have first semester
permits there will be no additional
charge for renewal. All permit tags
will be void on and after March 1,
and any subsequent driving while
using permit tags bearing 1939 li-
cense numbers will be considered a
violation of the automobile regula-
tion and constitute grounds for dis-
ciplinary action.
Those students who are exempt
from the automobile regulation and
those who have cars stored in Ann
Arbor are requested to register their
1940 license plates as soon as they
are obtained.
Prof. Riegel Leads
Discussion Today
The next round-table in this series
a series of unit conferences on "Em-
ployee Acceptance of Methods De-
velopment and Production Stan-
dards," sponsored by the Bureau of
Industrial Relations, will be held to-
day and tomorrow in the Rackham
Prof. John W. Riegel of the School
of Business Administration, Director
of the Bureau, will preside at all ses-
sions, which are to be held as sem-
inars. Attendance is limited to rep-

England Fears Germany
Will Invade Flanders,
RepeatingAct Of 1914
British And French
Coordinate Plans
LONDON, Feb. 28.-()-Britain's
new army, nearly a million men in
France and at home, is arraying its
forces in northern France to meet any
German blow that might come along
the route through Belgium followed
by the Kaiser's legions in 1914.
British plans, closely coordinated
with those of the French, are inter-
preted by military experts as intend-
ed, among ether things to guard
against such a blow, which, wheeling
south as a quarter century ago, would
strike across the Flanders plain at
Neutral military men in Paris and
London, sources close to the British
General Staff and Italian officers in
Rome have expressed belief that Ger-
many may seek a decision on the
Flanders plain once more. Most of
them assign late March or early April
as the likely time for the Nazi spring
offensive should there be one.
Such a drive may be delayed, the
observers agree, but most of them are
of the opinion that Germany, which
they think could have some 300 divi-
sions (about 4,500,000 men) under
arms by spring, is waiting only for
better weather conditions to seek a
decision in battle.
"The smoke screen of the near
eastern 'adventure' is just a little too
emphatic," said a neutral officer.
Soviet nvasio
Issue Causes
Repercussions of the national bat-
tle within the American Student
Union as to whether the U.S.S.R.
should be branded as an aggressor
nation for its invasion of Finland
flared on the campus last night as
200 students heard four speakers
present opposing viewpoints of the
bitterly fought controversy.
The Student Union will poll its'
membership from 9 a.m. to 5 pm.
today at the General Library, an-
nounced Robert Rosa, Grad., in
order to "democratically determine"
whether the membership approves of
the amendment, "While the AU has
no sympathy withethe Russian attack
on Finland and specifically condemns
it as a clear act of aggression, it does
not want to see our neutralfty prej -
udiced by those act which we con-
sider unneutral."
In presenting the arguments fors
condemning Russia's invasion, the
affirmative speakers, Rosa and Har-
old sterwell, '41, pointed out that
any nation is entitled to the right of
nation is entitled to the right of
self-determination; that any act of
aggression against any nation de-
serves disapproval and that the ASU
should apply these principles to the
(Continued on Page 2)

War Summary
Here Is Today's News
From World Capitals
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON-Lloyd George warns Bri-
tons must till "every acre" to win
siege warfare because Germans have
attained virtual economic self-suffi-
ciency; Kermit Roosevelt to volun-
teer as leader of English internation-
al brigade going to Finland.
HELSINKI--Russians gain in Arc-
tic; Finns say invaders suffer heav-
ily in Karelian Isthmus fighting.
BUCHAREST--Germany offers to
guarantee Rumania's borders but de-
mands in return virtual trade monop-
BUDAPEST-Police, under Nazi
pressure lay virtual siege to French
embassy harboring 40 Czecho-Slovak
refugees with new French passports;
hundreds of other refugees face de-
portation to Germany as result of
German drive to break up "under-
ground railway."
Dutch Historian
Will Talk Today
On Art In Java
Dr. Dinand To Speak Next
In University Lectures
On Persian Excavations
Dr. Timon H. Fokker will talk on
"Hindu Art in Central Java" at 4:15
p.m. today in the Amphitheatre of
the Rackham Building.
Dr. Fokker is a member of the
Dutch Historical In.titute of Rome,
Italy, an organization which devotes
itself to research in diplomatic and
ecclesiastic history as well as in art
and archaeology. The talk is a Uni-
versity lecture.
Born in Batavia, Java, Dr. Fokker
was educated at the Universities of
Leiden and Amsterdam, specializing
in international law. Until the end
of the World War, he was in the
Netherlands diplomatic service. He
left the service to become associated
with the Dutch Historical Institute.
The University will continue its
lecture series when it presents at 4:15
p.m. next Thursday at the Rackham
Auditorium a talk by Dr. M. S. Di-
mand, Curator of Near Eastern Art
at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
in New -York City.
Dr. Dimand will'speak on "Excava-
tions at Nishapur in East Persia." His
lecture will be illustrated.
Exchange Staff Tryouts
To Be Held This Week
Juniors, sophomores, and second
semester freshmen-with the proper
activity credentials--today were in-
vited to try out for the Exchange staff
of The Daily.
Miss Sylvia Moore, '40, Exchange
editor, announced that she would in-
terview tryouts from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
today and from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Fri-

Kermit Roosevelt
To Lead Recruil
MOSCOW, Feb. 29 (Thursday)
(P-Soviet Russia's army today r
ported the capture of six Finni
towns and villages on the Karelli
Isthmus, including Ylasomme, on
four miles south of Viipuri, one
Finland's most important cities.
The Russians said the Finns st
are falling back in the face of the
ceaseless .pounding after fruitlE
counter-attacks yesterday in whi
the defenders were said to have su
fered "heavy losses."
The reported Soviet gains were c
the western side of the Vuoksi Lakt
a chain of lakes which run nort
westward through the heart of t]
Karelian Isthmus.
Soviet troops penetrated and ca
tured Finnish positions on the nor
bank of the Salmenkata River we
of the Vuoksi Lake, and the villag
of Ritasaari on the western bank
Vuoksi Lake, and the villages of Ma
kela, Hammarnijabvi and Seikuril
north of Lake Jurapan, and Kamar
a highway junction five miles nor
of a Vipuri-Leningrad railway, t
communique declared,
British Consider
Official Aid
LONDON, Feb. 28.-(A-Maj
Kermit Roosevelt, son of the "Rougi
Rider," probably will lead an inte
national brigade being organized
England to help the Finns, it was al
nounced today by the Finnish a
bureau which is doing the recrutir
The first 500'of these 2,500 volu
teers already is on the way, and tJ
former Americn explorer and shi:
ping president Is waiting for the w
office to open tomorrow to resign '
commission in the actionless Briti
Army and lead the internationals
This was disclosed as official qua
ters were reported to have under sei
ous consideration the sending of
large Allied expedition to Finland
replace the unofficial form of volu
teer aid.
Noted Author
Speaks Toda
Lewis Corey Will Discu
'Recreation Of Socalisni"
Stressing the purpose of econ*a
analysis to throw light on the pr
lems of today, Lewis Corey, auth
and economist, will speak on t
"Re-creation of Socialism," at 8 p.
today in the Natural Science Aut
Mr. Corey's lecture is the seco
in a series of' six sponsored by t
League for Liberal Action to thp
light on social and economic prc
lams arising from the depression.
The author of "Decline of Capit
ism," and "House of Morgan," >
Corey has contributed to "Annals
the American Academy of Politi
and Social Science," "The Forun
and numerous other magazines. ,
most recent book, "The Crisis of t
Middle Class," is considered a co
prehensive and original study of I
middle class.
Seniors Continue
Payment Of Dues
For Class Fund
Senior literary students contin
to respond in increasing numb
with payments of senior dues w

returns revealed that more mor
had been collected this year than
any recent previous year for 1
same period of time, Don Nixon,
Chairman of the Finance Commit
announced yesterday.
It is quite essential for every se
ior to pay his one dollar to the cl
fund this year. Nixon said. if a stro

Soviet. Army Nears
Finnish City; En
Plans To Send T



Three hundred and fifty eight
years ago Pope Gregory devised a
calendar embodying the Leap Year
idea and no one's been able to im-
prove on it since.
That's why today, the day that
comes only once in four years, is
different from all other days--in
that it represents another of man's
attempts to correct nature's mis-
takes, Prof. Hazel M. Losh of the
astronomy department said yester-
For, in the "tropical year" by
which we reckon time, a year is di-
vided into 365.24219 daiys, which
means that an infinitesimal frac-
tion has necessitated today-the 24-
hour artificial period we call Leap
Year Day.
It all began, Professor Losh ex-
plained, when Pope Gregory in 1582
discovered that there was an error
of one eight-thousandth of a day per
year in the calendar then in use.
Trivial as this error appears, Profes-
sor Losh said, "the great Roman
Catholic prelate realized that it
would make quite a difference in the
long run."
Up to that time, the civilized world
had used a calendar introduced by
Julius Caesar, in 45 B. C. which pro-

ception to this is in century years
not divisible by 400 when there is
no extra day."
In recent years two new "univer-
sal" calendars have been proposed,
she went on. "Both are backed by
international movements and issue
propaganda urging their adoption:
Both claim to adjust the length of
the months."
And both have found no way to
abolish the omnipresent Leap Year
Professor Losh detailed that the
first of the "universal" calendars is
the 2-month or "world calendar"
based on four equal quarters per
year. "The first month of each quar-
ter would have 3 days, while the two
remaining would have 30. At the end
of each year, there would be an ex-
tra day, which the plan's sponsors
would name 'Year Day'," she said.
Another feature of the "world
calendar" is that each quarter would
begin on a Sunday and end on Sat-
urday since there would be exactly
13 weeks in each quarter.
"But," Professor Loch reiterated,
the 'world calendar' year would add
up to 365 days a year anyway and
Leap Year Day would be back again
every four years."
"The second scheme, the 13-month

Spring Parley Issue:
Student Senate Reorganization'
Is PurposeOfMeeting Today

Problems confronting the Student
Senate as to possible reorganization
will be taken up in detail at its meet-
ing at 7:30 p.m.'today in the Union,
according to Arnold White, '42, secre-
tary, who urges all regular as well as
honorary faculty members to be pres-
Probable outcome of tonight's meet-
ing will be a resolution, already ten-
tatively introduced, to devote the
coming Spring Parley entirely to the
question of student government on
the Michigan campus. Recent pres-
sure and comment has tended to con-
vince the Senate that it is not exact-
ly what the student body wishes in
the line of student representation.)

preting the Senate's proposal uphold-
ing open subsidization, ran stories
saying Michigan students as a whole
favored aid to athletes. This aroused
no little comment, some charges be-
ing leveled at the Senate that it was
overstepping its bounds. Therefore,
in the present year, the Senate has
pursued a more conservative policy,.
limiting itself to subjects it considered
less controversial.
The result has been, according to
Senate members, that many,sttfdents
feel the Senate dormant. At last
week's meeting, a member voiced the
opinion that inasmuch as the Senate's
powers were vague and ambiguous, it
would be a good plan to begin immed-
iately to reorganize and build a firmer

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