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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


P~aces ",.bur Sbhortae

VOL. L. No. 110 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, March 8, 1941 Z-323


Hitler Offers Peace Settlement

To Greece

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Eight Trackmen, 18 Mermen Lead Qualifiers In Big Ten.


Title Chances
Look Brighter
With Cochran
Out Of Hurdles
Hoosiers Are Still Favored
To Win Indoor Meet;
Ufer And Kauz Sta;
McCarthy, Thomas
Place In Two Events
(Special to The Daily)
LAFAYETTE, Ind. March 7--Mich-
igan's defendig Big Ten champion-
ship track squad tightened tentative
fingers around its eighth straight
conference crown in tonight's pre-
liminary trials qualifying eight men
in ten events for tomorrow's finals
against Indiana's six survivors.
But the real battle is- yet to be
fought. For the bulk of Indiana's
strength lies in distance events none
of which have been run. In tonight's
trial the powerful Hoosiers, slight
favorites to dethrone the Wolverines,
performed almost as expected with
one exception, Speedy Roy Cochran,
slated to double in the 440-yard dash
and low hurdles, was scratched at the
last minute in the barrier event while
Michigan's Al Thomas breezed
through the trials and the semi-
finals to place easily after he had al-
ready qualified in 60 yard dash fin-
Other Wolverine qualifiers were
Junior Bud Piel in the 60, Jeff Hall
in the high hurdles, Bob Ufer in the
440, Johnny Kautz, Warren Breid-
enbach and Howie Egert in the 880
and Frank McCarthy in both broad
jump and high barriers.
Nothing to alter expectations of
a two-team race between the Maize
and Blue and the Hoosiers developed,a
although Ohio State and Illinois
flashed surprise power with seven
qualifierseach. Wisconsinthad six,
Purdue five, Northwestern four, Iowa'
three, and Minnesota two while Chi-
cago trailed with one lone trackman.
In the 440, the Wolverines' blazing
Bob .Ueri, won his semi-final heat
in the excellent time of 49.4 immed-
iately after the highly favored Coch-
ran had turned in a clocking of 49.1.
The two smooth striding aces will.
meet tomorrow night in one of the
feature events. Michigan's little Bob I
Barnard copped his trial heat bit was
eliminated later in the semi-finals
(Continued on Page 3)
Two Mat men
TReach Big Ten
(Special to The Daily)
Ohio, March 7.-('P)-Clinging to an
outside chance to win the Western
Conference wrestling tournament, the
Michigan Wolverines will go into the
final rounds tomorrow afternoon with
two men in the semi-finals of the
championship division and a like
number in the consolation with
chances for third or fourth places.
Art Paddy, along with Angelo Laz-
zara of Indiana topped the field in
the 155-pound class and these two
will meet in the finals for the divi-
sional title. In the quarter-finals
tonight, Paddy took an 8 to 5 decision
over Seabrook of Illinois, after the

latter had injured a knee midway in
the match.
Jim Galles was the other Wolver-
ine to reach the final round and will
meet Art Johnson of Iowa tomorrow
in the 175 pound class. Galles won
one of the easiest matches in the
tournament tonight by defeating Ha-
ger of Wisconsin, 11 to 0.
After drawing a bye in the first
(Continued on Page 3)

Dr. Ruthven Declares Support
For Exchange Student Program,

-Daily Photo by Will Sapp
John Falconieri, '42 (right), shown greeting one of the 85 Latin-
;merican students who arrived in Ann Arbor last night as guest of the
University. Falconieri was a member of the special welcoming commit-
tee which met the train at the depot.
85 Latin American Students Attend Union Banquet;
Hear Welcome Speeches By Keniston, Reeves
Declaring' his support for a program of exchange students among the
universities of North and South America, President Alexander G. Ruthven
welcomed 45 Latin American visitors to a two-day visit of the University at
a banquet in their honor last night at the Union.
Pointing out that it is "an important part of thq educational program of
Michigan to make it possible for our youth as friends and neighbors," Dr.
Ruthven promised that the University would "encourage our professors to
increase and spread their knowledge of the Western Hemisphere."
Other speakers at the banquet included Prof. Hayward Keniston of the
romance languages department, Prof. Jesse Reeves of the political science
department and seven of the Latin- --- -- -*- -
Americans. Later the visitors were
feted at a reception held at the In- Debate Results
ternational Center.
Arriving last night by train from A
Detroit where they had visited the re O

Tank Power
Makes Title
Seem Certain
Michigan Sets Three Marks
In Triumphant Display;
Povilaitis Bests SkinnerI
Two Relay Teamis
Favored in Finals
(Special to The, Daily)
IOWA CITY, March 7.-A Michi-
gran swimming team that knows noth-
ing but speed set a sizzling pace in
the preliminary heats of the Big Ten
championships here tonight, qualify-
ing 18 men and two relay quartets to
lead their nearest rivals, Iowa and
Minnesota, by a wide margin.
Matt Mann's powerhouse did every-
thing possible to make this a Wolver-
ine walkaway in the finals tomorrow
evening as it placed four men1 in
both the 100 yard free style and 150
yard backstroke events and three in
each of the distance races.
Records tumbled like ten-pins in
this huge Iowa pool after Michigan's
boys got going. New Intercollegiate,
American Amateur and Big Ten long
course marks were set by both the
Wolverine relay teams. And Jack
Patten shattered the existing confer-
ence times in the 220 and 440 yard
Iowan Al Povilaitis, the breast-
stroker who whipped Jim Skinner in
I a dual meet here recently, won his
heat in another of the many Big
Ten and Intercollegiate records set
in a fast 2:32.2. Skinner won his
heat easily in 2:35 with prospects
for a great duel between these two
in the finals.
The Hawkeye team, coached by
Dave Armbruster, tied Minnesota for
second place honors with six qualifi-
ers and two relays, with Northwest-
ern, Ohio State and Purdue follow-
ing in that order.
The mortality rate for the Wolver-
ines was exceedingly low with only
Will Garvey in the 220 and Bob West
and Bruce Allen in the 50 yard sprint
failing to qualify. Jim Wilkinson
was eliminated from. the dive earlier
in the afternoon, but Jack Wolin
stuck with the leaders in fourth posi-
tion. Frank Dempsey and Earl Clark,
Ohio State springboard artists, led
(Continued on Page 3)

46th Annual
Arts Academy
To Meet Here
State's Leading Educators
Will Hold Discussions
On 16 Varied Subjects
Kenoyer Will Give
Presidential Address
Academic leaders from all parts
of the state will convene here next
Friday and Saturday for the 46th
annual sessions of the Michigan
Academy of Science, Arts and Letters
Sixteen discussion sections will be
held to examine recent contributions
to knowledge in such varied fields as
anthropology, folk lore, sanitary and
medical science, fine arts, geology and
minerology, landscape arcchitecture
and economics.
Dr. L. A. Kenoyer, professor of biol-
ogy at Western State Teachers Col-
lege and president of the Academy,
will deliver the annual presidential
address at 8:00 p.m. Friday in the
Rackham Amphitheatre. His topic will
be "Botanical Investigations and Op-
portunities in Mexico."
Special Address
A special address open to all mem-
bers of the Academy will be a dis-
cussion of "Aesthetic Measure" by
Prof. G. D. Birkhoff of Harvard Uni-
versity, who will speak at 4:15 p.m.
Friday in Natural Science Auditorium.
Included among the speeches to be
given at the discussion sections are
"Forced Migration and the Refugee
Problem" by Prof. William Haber of
the economics department at the
section on economics; "Paul Bunyan
in Michigan" by Maurice M. Guy at
the section on folklore; and a sym-
posiumon "The Ethical Basis of De-
mocracy" conducted by Prof. John S.
Marshall of Albion College, Prof. De-
Witt H. Parker of the philosophy de-
partment and Prof. John M. DeHaan
of Michigan State College at the
philosophy section.
War Implications
Other addesses will be "The War
and Some of Its Implications for So-
ciological Research" by Prof. Werner
S. Landecker of the department of
sociology at the sociology section;
"The Early Development of Social
Attitudes Toward Exceptional Child-
ren" by Prof. M. G. Colby of the
psychology department at the psy-
chology section; and "Immunity in
Relation to Age" by Dr. Charles F.
McKhann of the Medical School at
the section on sanitary and medical
Among the officers of the Academy
are Prof. Charles F. Remer of the
economics department, vice-presi-
dent; Prof. L. J. Young of the fores-
try school, secretary; Prof. Mischa
Titiev of the anthropology depart-
ment, treasurer; and Prof. W. C.
Steere of the botany department, ed-

Observers I

Ready To March


H ours

Ford motor plant and other metro-
politan points of interest, the gaily
chattering Latin Americans were met
by a faculty delegation, headed by
Dean Joseph A. Bursley and a special
student committee.
The committees will escort the vis-
itors on a tour of the, campus this
.morning, to be followed by a luncheon
at the Union. In early afternoon they
will entrain for Niagara Falls, from
where they will proceed to New York
City, sailing for home March 15.
On a two-month good-will mission
in the United States, the Latin Ameri-
can group, made up of governmental
officials, business employees, uni-
versity teachers and students, have
recently completed a six-week win-
ter school at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Landing in New York City early in
January, the Latin Americans visited
major American universities in the
East, including Princeton University,
John Hopkins University and the
University of Pennsylvania. On their
trip up from the South they have
visited Washington, Pittsburgh and


Wenley, Kappa Sigma Win
As Theta Chi Team Bows
Results of the first round of the}
men's intramural debating were an-
nounced yesterday by R. Erwin Bow-
ers, '41, director of the tournament.
Competing in the first round Hale
Champion, '44, and George Sallade,
'43, defeated Ross Beyea, '42, and
Robert Fleming, SpecE.. of Theta
Chi. The Wenley House team of
Bob Gibson, '43, and Paul Lipke,
defeated the Phi Epsilon Pi team
composed of Jack Gordon, '43, and
Joe Kopman, '43.
Russ Berge, '43, arid George Bosch,!
'44SM, defeated Kappa Sigma's two-
man team of Donn Plott and Robert
Moon, '44. Bud Burgess, '44E, and
Jerry Sheets, '43, of Wenley House
defeated Howard Solomon, '42, and
Al Breckler, '42.
Whether or not every able-bodied
man should serve one year's military
service before he reaches the age of
21 was the tournament topic. Speech
students, Varsity debaters and facul-
ty members judged the debate.

If Greece does not accede to Hit-r
ler's terms Marshal General Sig-
mund List, Chief of the general
staff of the German, expeditionary
force now in Bulgaria, is expected'
to lead the Nazi forces southward.
Next Conscription
Registration Date
Seen By October
Youths reaching the age of 21 since
last registration probably will be re-
quired to register for selective service
by next October, Col. William H.
Draper, a member of President Roose-
velt's advisory committee on selective
service declared yesterday.
He told a conference of college
and university officials that the
opinion of college officials was sought
on whether it should be held after
the school year in June or next
The earlier registration would en-
able students to learn in advance
whether they would be called during
the school year while an October
registration might cause some not to
return to classes for fear they would
be drafted, Draper pointed out.
Col Draper was here yesterday and
told The Daily that the University's
role in national defense work has
received high praise in official circles.
He expressed the belief that it would
frequently be called upon in the

Germans Intensify Efforts
To Crack British Hold
On Turkish Sympathy
Athens Will Fight,
Informant States
(By The Associated Press)
SOFIA, Bulgaria, March 7.-(The
following was approved by the Bul-
arian Press Office under a new cen-
orship)-The Germans, directing
nore energy than ever before toward
Affecting a Greek-Italian peace; are
ffering Greece a settlement whereby
it would lose no territory held by it
it the beginning of the war, it was
intimated tonight.
This was in seeming contradiction
to the earlier reports from neutral
nilitary observers here who predict-
d a German attack on Greece's Ma-
edonia and Thrace within 48 hours
-one of those weekend lunges by
spearheads of steel now familiar to
gazi battle tactics.
Intensify Efforts
German diplomatic efforts in Tur-
key were also intensified, it was
stated. Locomotives, machinery and
ther economic rewards are being
ield out to Turkey by the Nazis. The
ffort in Turkey, even stronger than
before the entrance of Nazi troops in
Bulgaria, is aimed at nullifying all
British influence there.
It is quite apparent here that the
Germans are counting heavily upon
the success of their diplomatic plans
despite repeated Greek assertions
hat Greece will continue to fight
and ,despite the links that Turkey
has maintained with Britain.
Axis informants here declared Bri-
tsh Foreign Minister Anthony Eden,
in Athens, failed to obtain from the
Greeks a definite pledge to fight on
and as proof of their' contentions,
they point to the lack of specific
declaration to that effect in Greek
- Diplomatic Strategy
An informant close to Axis diplo.
matic quarters intimated that Ger-
man diplomatic strategy, backed by
armies in Bulgaria, is to convince
Greece of the futility of further fight-
ing and to impress upon Turkey that
Nazidom is supreme in Southeastern
Europe and that Britain's influence
has dwindled to nothing.
Axis commentators also claimed
that Yugoslavia would join the Axis
or be swung into line by the rising
German power in the Balkans.
The Germans also discounted
Russia's note of disapproval to Bul-
garia, a "protest" against allowing
Nazi troops to come in without re-
German troops in occupied Bul-
garia, the base for the expected as-
sault, stood more than 150,000 strong
along the Greek and Turkish fron-
tiers and German officers seized the
available transport of this country'
to move up their ever-lengthening
columns of men and machines.
'The Greeks, nevertheless, seemed
prepared to take their chances. The
Greek Army, said Grecian diplomats,
"absolutely will fight any German
Hillel Production
Will Continue Run
A capacity audience saw the first
night performance of John Howard
Lawton's Broadway .hit, . "Success
Story," by the Hillel Players at Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre yesterday.
Tickets may be had until noon to-

Students In Europe To Be Aided
By Starvation Day Contributions

Puck men Face
Iliinois In Last
Down but not out, the Michigan
hockey team today looked gloomily
forward to the prospect of three more
games wtih the powerful Illinois
squad. They meet the Illini in the
first of those three contests tonight
at the Colesium, the face-off to be
at 8 p.m.
This is the last home contest for
the Wolverines and it's safe to say
that the boys would be willing to
give up a meal or two (Sunday din-
ner excluded, of course) for a. victory
over the visitors who are headed for
the Big Ten Championship.
A Michigan victory tonight, how-
ever, is something that just doesn't
seem to be in the cards. The Illini
boast too much speed, stick-hand-
ling ability and general all-around,
hockey excellence for the locals. For
two periods in Thursday's game be-
tween the two teams, Michigan looked
as if they were headed for a major
upset, but the great Illinois club
turned on the heat with a vengeance
in the third frame, scoring :ix times,
to take a 7-1 win.
Should the Wolverines come
through, however, it would be a de-
cided blow to Illinois' hopes for the
(Continued on Page 3)

Funds contributed by University
students will be used to aid Students
in Europe who are refugees or who
are confined in prisoner-of-war or
internment camps and for Chinese
students, it was announced by Jean
Fairfax, '41, charman of the "Starva-
tion Day" drive for the donations of
at least, the price of one meal,
March 14. .
American dollars which are at a
high premium in China; will do much
to alleviate suffering and to preserve
the cultural and scientific develop-
ment that China has attained. For
example, five cents will provide shel-
ter for one student for two weeks
while 15 cents will supply him with
food for a similar period. One dollar
will provide a year's medical care;
five dollars, 60 sets of winter clothing

Hungary, Switzerland, Norway and
the Low Countries. In German ter-
ritory more than 30,000 students are
Allied prisioners of war and in need
of guidance, education and recrea-
tion. More than 1,000,000 prisoners-
of-war in Europe are of student age.
Internee universities have been estab-
lished in Switzerland with the assist-
ance of Swiss colleges.
These conditions were reported by
a staff member of the YMCA, the
only organization permitted to do
work in European prison camps.
Students who sacrifice the price of
a meal will gain an understanding of
the type of problem that millions
throughout the world face, Miss Fair-
fax said. Funds contributed will be
collected at tables in University build-

; .

College Students Are Tightwads,
Cab-Drivers Inform Reporter

If you want to learn about yourself,
boys and girls, just ask the campus
cab drivers.
They'll tell you, and how!
There were two or three of them
sitting in a cab at the State Street
taxi stand when the knock-kfieed re-
porter horned in on the conversation
With a little prompting, they spilled
the dope. For instance, boys and
girls, they think you're a bunch of
"They never tip, even on J-Hop
night," said one driver. "And besides,
they're always grumbling about the
rates they have to pay."
But you're usually pretty friendly,

"When 'people are friendly, it breaks
the monotony."
"But the men just sit there like a
frozen sphinx, and grumble if you
don't go fast enough," argued one
in the back seat.
But they all seemed to think it is
pretty nice, this being a cab driver.
They learn a lot about life, or so
they say. "And not through the
rear-view mirror, either!" added the
one behind the wheel.
"What do college students talk
about in taxi-cabs?" began the fel-
low in the back seat. "Well, I don't
listen much-hardly at all, cause
there's usually a pretty good radio
program on.
"I think most people are afraid toI
say anything in a cab cause they'i e

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