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Continued cold; possibly snow.


Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication



Daily Californian's
Position Defended



Van Wagoner
Will Address
State's Annual
Highway Meet
Session To Open Today;
Governor Will Discuss
Military Transportation;
700 Engineers Attend
Dean Crawford
To Give Address
Highlighting the 27th annual three-
day Michigan Highway Conference
here, Gov. Murray D. Van Wagoner
will present an address on the state's
military highways at a luncheon
meeting today in the Union Ball-.
The Governor will be introduced
by President Alexander G. Ruthven
who will give a short speech welcom-
ing the more than 700 engineers and
road administrators who are expect-
ed here for the convention. George
J. Burke, local attorney, will pre-
Lecture By Gnderson
Oscar M. Gunderson, traffic en-
gineer of the Michigan State police,
and A. F. Malo of the Michigan State
Highway Department will both lec-
ture at the Conference's morning ses-
sion at 9:30 a.m. today in the Ball-
room. Gunderson will discuss "Acci-
dent Experienice on the County Road
Systems" while "County Roads Safe-
ty Problems in Relation, to Trunk
Lines Safety Problems" will be con-
sidered by Malo.
In the afternoon meetings at 2
p.m. today engineers at the traffic
session in Room 319 of the Union
will hear E. S. Clark, city manager
/of Kalamazoo, speak on "Parking
Lots" and Dr. Lowell S. Selling,
director of the Detroit Recorder's
Court Psychopathic Clinic, talk on
"Faulty Attitudes as Factors in Traf-
fic Accidents."
John Dennis To Speak
John Dennis, engineer in the Gen-
esee County Road Commission, will
open the afternoon's engineering ses-
sion with a talk on "County Drain-
age Problems." He will be followed
by Louis F. Levin, engineer in the
Chippewa County Road Commission,
who will discuss "WPA Highway Pro-
grams and County Cooperation" and
Milford N. Brown, of the Wayne
County Road Commission, who will
discuss "Laboratory Control in Coun-
ty Road Work."
A smoker will be held at 7:30 p.m.
today in the Union Ballroom at,
which J. K. Knoerle, noted consult-
ing engineer, will present an illustrat-.
ed lecture on "The Pennsylvania
Turnpike" and Prof. J. H. Cissel of
the civil engineering department, will
show pictures on the Tacoma Bridge1
Tomorrow's morning session at 9:30
a.m. in the Ballroom will feature dis-
cussions on various aspects of the
minimum road and an address by
Prof. Ralph A. Moyer of Iowa State
College on the "Effect of Vehicle
Operating Costs on the Selection of
Road Surfaces."
Afternoon SessionĀ£
Three speeches on military high-'
ways, with particular emphasis on
local roads, will be presented at the

afternoon session at 1:30 p.m. in the
Ballroom by H. S. Fairbank of the
U.S. Public Roads Administration;
G. Donald Kennedy, State Highway
Commissioner; and Col. William N.
Carey, consulting engineer.
Regent J. Joseph Herbert will pre-
side at the annual informal dinnerz
of the Conference at 7:30 p.m. to-#
morrow in the Ballroom at whichI
talks will be presented by KennedyI
and Dean Ivan C. Crawford of thei
College of Engineering. The presen-
tation of Better R oads magazine
awards to counties will also be madek
at that time.z
Former Governor
WillSpeak Here
Former Michigan Governor Wil-t
liam A. Comstock will discuss the
position of youth and college stu-
dents as citizens when he speaks be-l
fare the Michimn Partv at 7-30 n rm

I -w 7-7/ -r-I- -1

Wayne IVatators To Face
Wolverine Team Today

May Festival
To Bring 11
Artists Here
Dorothy Maynor, Tibbett,
Heifetz, It rbi Return;
Reservatiols Available

German Scouting Planes




Britain Reinforces. East

Four-Day Festival
To Begin May




ahan Forces Land
Singapore, Entrain
Malayan Peninsula

ANDY CLARK and GUY LUMSDEN of Wayne University
* * * *

Wayne University's fast-improving
swimming team, third ranking aggre-
gation in the nation, will invade the
Sports Building pool at 7:30 p.m. to-
day for a crack at Matt Mann's na-I
tional champion Michigan squad with
an overflow crowd expected to watch
the tightest dual meet of the season.
Climbing with giant strides toward
the top of the natatorial heap, the
Tartars bring a squad that is strong
in every event but the breaststroke
and backstroke and for that rea-
son, the Wolverines will be in for a
real battle.
A trio composed of Andy Clark,
Guy Lumsden and Bill Prew form the
backbone of the invaders and it is
these men that Coach Leo Mass is
counting~ upon to lead the assault
on the undefeated Wolverines.
While he had no breaststrokers to
match Matt Mann's John Sharemet
or Jim Skinner nor any backstrokers
who could keep up with Franny
Heydt or Bill Beebe, the Wayne men-
tor will be content to concede these
events if his three aces come through.
- But the burden they will have to
oarry while attempting to upset the
heavily favored Maize and Blue is
Ifar from light. To approach the well
balanced Wolverines this speedy trio
will have to triple up on events and-
that is no easy task.
Chase Injured
As SledUpsets'
Carnival Tobogganer Cut
Severely On Forehead
Victim of the Winter Carnival's
.nly real accident, Edward J. Chase,
'43, of Chicago, is in the Health Ser-
vice infirmary todAy receiving emer-
gency treatment for a three-inch
slash in his forehead, received when
he was catapulted from the Phi Kap-
pa psi toboggan yesterday.
The cut, from his hairline to the
eye, opened his forehead to the bone
and required eleven stitches. Chase
was steering the toboggan which
ran wild on the course when it hit a
rough , snowless part of the ground.
Jumping from the sled as it headed
toward a bushy thorn tree, his head
struck and rode over a protrusion-
probably a iock- -in the frozen
ground .,
Numbed into a stupor, Chase was
rushed from Carnival Hill to the
Health Service.-
If sufficiently, rested, he will be
released from the infirmary this af-
ternoon, according to Dr. A. W. Cox-

And so the betting is naturally
favoring the home team, but the in-
erest is not especially concentrated
on whether Wayne can upset the dope
bucket, but rather what individual
events the strong invaders can take
away from Matt's triple-champs.
Clark is the man in the spotlight
tonight. National collegiate champ in
the quarter-mile last year and un-
(Continued on Page 3)
Prof. Slosson
To Give Fifth
Lecture Today
Will Discuss Lease-Lend
Bill, Turk-Bulgar Pact
And Situation In France
Prof. Preston W. Slosson, of the
history department, will deliver the
fifth in his series of talks on "Cur-
rentEvents" at 4:15 p.m. today in
the Lecture Hll of the Rackham
Building. This series of six lectures
is sponsored by the Ann Arbor-Ypsi-
lanti branch of the American Associ-
ation of University Women....
At each lecture Prof. Slosson re-
views the latest events in the world
scene since the time of the preceding
lecture. Last time he told of the pow-
ers which President Roosevelt would
have under the "lease-lend" bill and
the debate in Congress over that
bill. He also told of the latest devel-
opments in the European war on all
fronts and in the Far East.
In his lecture this afternoon, Prof.
Slosson will deal with the latest de-
velopments in the "lease-lend" bill
controversy, and other events of im-
portance in the national defense pro-
The discussion of the foreign scene
will deal with the significance of the
pact signed recently by Turkey and
Bulgaria and its possible consequences
to the Greeks and the British. Prof.
Slosson will also speak on the changes
made in the officials of the French
government and the possible future
action of these leaders in the present
Tryouts for the editorial staff of
the Gargoyle, campus humor mag-
azine, will be held at 4:45 p.m. to-
day in the Gargoyle office of the
Publications Building. Freshmen
and Sophomores, who are interest-
ed in magazine writing of various
types are urged to attend the

Eleven outstanding musical artists
will appear on the series of concert
programs scheduled for this year's
May Festival, to be held May 7, 8, 9,
and 10 in Hill Auditorium.
Included among the MayFestival
cast are Lawrence Tibbett, noted
baritone of the Metropolitan Opera
Company, and Jasha Heifetz, famed
violinist, both of whom have been
ranked high in the favor of past May
Festival audiences.
Four vocalists will be heard at the
Festival for the first time. These in-
clude Jarmila N4ovotna, soprano;
Charles Kullman, tenor; and Mark
Harrell, baritone.
Among the other major soloists will
be Dorothy Maynor, who was the
sensation of the 1940 Festival; Enid
Szantho, contralto; Norman Cordon,
bass; Gregor Piatigorsky, violincellist;
and Jose Iturbi, pianist.
Contributing the symphonic back-
ground to this series of concerts will
be the Philadelphia Orchestra, under
the leadership of Eugene Ormandy
and Saul Caston, conductor and as-
sociate conductor, respectively. The
Philadelphia Orchestra, which has
become a popular fixture of recent
Festival programs, will present as a
special feature an all-Sibelius pro-
gram on Saturday afternoon, playing
both the Symphony No. 7 and the
Symphony No. 1 by the Finnish com-
Three ensemble groups will also
contribute to the Festival program.
The University Choral Union, under
the direction of Thor Johnson, con-
ductoi of the University Musical So-
ciety, will present three choral
works: "Alleluia," a short unaccom-
panied composition by Randall
Thompson; Brahm's "Requiem"; and
"Eugene Onegin" by Tchaikowsky,
an opera in three acts, given in con-
cert form. The Youth Chorus, direct-
ed by Juva Higbee, will perform
d'Indy's "St. Mary Magdalene."
Season tickets can be obtained by
making mail order remittances to
Charles A. Sink, preside.it of the
University Musical Society. Tickets
for the entire series of concerts are
available at $6.00, $7.00 and $8.00.
If the Festival coupon from the sea-
son Choral Union ticket is returned
with the application, $3.00 can be de-
ducted from the above quoted prices.
Single concert tickets range in price
from $1.00 to $2.50.
I 'ytz'Blames
Norway's Fall
On Passiveness
Norway's fall was not due to intern-
al treachery, but primarily to a pass-
ive faith in peace and a lack of vigi-
lance and preparedness, Mrs. Eliza-,
beth Prytz, former secretary to Crown
Prince Olav of Norway, declared in
a University lecture here yesterday.
Observing that the Norwegians did
not realize the price of peace and
freedom, Mrs. Prytz explained the
friendly relations between her coun-
try and Germany before the invasion
and described the complete surprise
of the Nazi attack.
Mrs. Prytz cited Germany's loss of
70,000 men and one third of her navy
as proof that the Norwegians did not
easily accept Nazi domination, and
she noted that the official party of
Quizling is almost defunct due to a
lack of voluntary enlistment on the
part of Norwegians.
Describing the effects of the in-
vasion, Mrs. Prytz said that 45,000
Norwegians were homeless and the
Germans were taking all construction
materials in addition to food. All
newspapers and communications are
censored, all meetings except church
assemblies are forbidden, and the
people are not allowed to mention the
king, she said.

Prof. Young Will Head
Wash tenaw Republicans
Pn . i r rh r-Vn nr f i *a..rn-

Soldiers Are Festive
During Debarkation
SINGAPORE, Feb. 18. ,- P)- An
Australian imperial force many thou-
sands strong reached Singapore to-
Thus was brought to this eastern
bastion of the British Empire the
largest and most powerful reinforce-
ment of men, guns and machines ever
to arrive in a single convoy.
A few hours after disembarking
at the Singapore naval base from
great liners which had transported
them 3,000 miles under Australian
and British naval escort the Austral-
ian troops entrained for already-pre-
pared defense stations on the Malay-
an Peninsula.'
The ordered calm of this great
naval base was broken by a great up-
roar as gray vessels came alongside
the docks. Bronzed Australians, jam-
ming the rails and portholes, shouted
down a band of a famous British
regiment until it struck up "Roll Out
the Barrel."
Then, thousands of voices joined
in and from the top decks a shower
of Australian pennies fell upon the
British dignitaries, generals and ad-
mirals who had gathered on the dock
to welcome the commonwealth troops
under Major-Gen. Gordon Bennett.
Pres. Ruthven
Toy Talk Sunday
All - Methodist Breakfast
To Be Held At Union
President Alexander G. Ruthven is
to be the principal speaker at the
first All-Methodist breakfast which
will be held Sunday morning, Feb. 23
at 8:30 in the Michigan Union, Wil-
ma Rayburn, '43, chairman of publi-
city, announced today.
Fred White, Grad, has been named
general chairman for the affair,
which is sponsored by the Wesley
Foundation at the University. The
Foundation, a student organization
comprising students of Methodist pre-
ference, is completing plans for its
first major membership drive to be
conducted subsequent to the break-
Other members of the central com-
mittee include Charles Schaeffer, '43,
Elizabeth Decker, '43, program; Les-
lie Matson, '42, Hubert Drake, '43 and
Jean Watson, '43, finance.
The breakfast committee includes
Loren Wood, '42, chairman, Ruth
Adams, '42, Marshall Loughin, '42,
and Edson Reeder, '42. Don Either-
cut, '42, chairman, Marillyn Schultz,
'44, Madelyn Ferris, '41, and Howard
Parr, '41 will direct the affairs of
the "committee of 100" who will
personally contact every one of the
University's 1,800 Methodist students,
to whom invitations and tickets were
mailed last week.

British Movie
To Be Shown
By Art League

'The Edge of the World," British
prize film of 1940, featuring Miss
Chrystall and John Laurie, will be
presented by the Art Cinema League
Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
in the League.
Filmed in part during the bombing
raids of the war, the film concerns
the struggle for existence by a small
group of people who inhabit an agri-
culturally exhausted island off the
coast of England-
At the first showing of the film in
America critics unanimously approved
it and lauded the dramatic sequences
which are reminiscent of parts of
'The Grapes of Wrath.'
Tickets for both performances are
35 cents and will go on sale tomor-
row at 10:30 a.m. in the League. All
seats are reserved although late guests
may purchase tickets at the box of-
You Probably Had Your
Mug In It--If You Drink
Recognition for the fine work they
have been doing during the current
year was accorded the Michigan Daily
business staff with the publication of
an article in the February 8 edition
of "Editor and Publisher."
The article read:
"Do you know that enough beer
is consumed in the student frequent-
ed area of Ann Arbor in one year to
float a 1300-ton destroyer? We did-
n't either until the Michigan Daily
sent us a beer survey they have just
made ...
"If this beer survey is any evidence,
The Daily is in live and enterprising
hands. Crisp and to the point, the
survey-which is got out in unassum-
ing mimeographed sheets-is quite
professional. Business Manager Irv-
ing Guttman tells us that because of
it The Daily has been very successful
in the solicitation of beer advertising."
Have you had a beer lately?

Nazis Threaten To Enter
Albanian Conflict Unless
Athens Meets Its Terms
Berlin Wants Balkan
FightingTo Cease
(By The Associated Press)
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia, Feb. 18.-
Authoritative word ' that German
planed are flying daily over Greek ter-
ritory came from Greece today coin-
cident with reports that 'the Nazis
have advised Athens to make peace
with Italy lest their armies enter the
Albanian conflict on Premier Mus-
solini's side.
Acting under the new T['urkish-
Bulgarian non-aggression pact -
which diplomatic circles interpreted
as immobilizing Turkey should the
Germans move against Greece-the
German minister to Athens was un-
derstood to have told the Greeks that
the Germans wanted the Albanian
war to end.
Mussolini's Peace
The implication was that the peace
would have to be on Mussolini's terms
and that if it did not come Adolf
Hitler's Balkan forces would spring
at Greece from their Rumanian bases
via Bulgaria.
New Bulgarian negotiati~ons with'
Germany appeared under way. The
newspaper Vreme reported in a Bu-
charest dispatch that King Boris of
Bulgaria had gone to Germany yes-
terday, probably toask for his coun-
try an outlet to the Aegean Sea,
through Greece.
- Meanwhile, . the terms given to
Yugoslavia by Adolf Hitler in his re-
cent meeting with her premier and
foreign minister-terms understood
to have been accepted-were thus
described by Ziga Sol,a member of
the Croat Peasant Party, in a speech
Nazis' Three Terms
1. Right of passage of German
war materials through Yugoslavia.
2. A larger share-for Germany of
this country's agricultural produc-
3. The strictest neutrality by Yugo-
German scout and photographic
planes flying over Greece from across
the Bulgarian frontier-from Bul-
garian or Rumanian airdromes-
were reported to have droned even
south of Athens and to have set off
as many as three air alarms a day in
some towns.
But British quarters in Sofia, Bul-
garia, said an early victory expected
for their imperial forces in Africa
would release large numbers of Bri-
tish soldiers for duty in Greece if
Greece, it was pointed out, has thus
far been extremely reluctant to ac-
cept the aid of British land forces,
apparently seeking to limit the con-
flict to that with Italy and not run
the risk of having to fight Germany
British Aid To Greece
Some diplomats observed that, with
matters standing as they do now,
Greece might welcome British help.
But it was generally agreed that sev-
eral weeks would be needed to trans-
port a sizeable British expeditionary
force from Africa to Salonika and
that those weeks might be sufficient
to permit the Germans to drive well
into Greece, rendering a subsequent
British landing of little value. Such
considerations, it seemed clear, would
weigh heavily in the Greek govern-
ment's decisions of the next few days.
Diplomatic quarters declared that,
whatever was said in London, the
British, government realized the sig-
nificance of the Turkish-Bulgarian
'Evy' To Undergo

Forest Evashevski, 1940 grid cap-
taip, will enter University Hospital
Sunday to undergo an operation to
remove a fractured bone chip from
the outer end of his collar bone..
The shoulder has bothered Evy
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Lease-Lend Bill Would Violate
International Law, Says Preuss

Sig Ep Pair Tumbles Down Slide
To Win Carnival Toboggan Race

Passage of the lend-lease bill can-
not be justified in terms of interna-
tional law as it is traditionally inter-
preted, Prof. Laurence Preuss of the
political science department asserted
in an interview yesterday.
"Secretary Hull and other propon-
ents of the bill have stated that the
bill contains no violation of inter-
nAtional law," Professor Preuss stat-
ed, "and they have used vague general
allusions to law in order to give the
bill an air of legality. But the bill
conflicts with the United States' own
traditional interpretation of interna-
tional law,"
Professor Preuss -oted that the
United States' policy has in the past
been based on a theory of neutrality
which forbids a neutral government

is particularly dangerous," Profes-
sor Preuss declared.
"The doctrine of self defense con-
templates action against immediate
atttack," he said, "and the current
idea of self defense, which is prepara-
tion in anticipation of a future at-
tack, goes beyond the limits of tra-
ditional international law."
Declaring that the United States'
present actions cannot be justified
by international law, Professor Preuss
suggested that the government should
assume an attitude of defense with-
out resorting to international law for
The Nazi government has struck
at the foundations of world law, he
asserted, and in order to salvage any
portion it may be necessary to depart
from some international rules tradi-
-Ann'l, r fnlnnmod

Zooming down the denuded hump
of Carnival Hill with the speed and
celerity that was theirs only by
chance, Sigma Phi Epsilon's tobog-
gan twosome,aDoug Gould, '41, and
John Mickulich, '43, captured first
place honors in the toboggan divis-
ion of yesterday's Winter Carnival
before 300 numbed spectators wvho
were kept busy dodging run-away
Alpha Gamma Delta's six girl team
-Lee Henderson, '42, Marilyn Mac-
Ritchie, '43, Nan Grey, '43, Betty
Hoag, '41, Hazel Muller, '43, and
Mary Crawford, '43, outskidded the
Thetas to place first in the women's

chairman. Bob Lewis, Grad., presi-
dent of the club, will take 15 of his
skiers out to Carnival Hill to build
a small jump in the hope that the
weekend will bring better skiing con-
ditions. They will demonstrate jumps,
turns and slalom running.
Yesterday's high winds which blew
the snow from the hill made steer-
ing difficult which probably explains
why two out of three toboggans went
down the hill either backwards, side-
ways or into a tree.
The two toboggan winners will re-
ceive trophies at the. indoor edition
of the Winter Carnival to be held
Sunday, March 2 at the Coliseum,
which will feature relay and fancy
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