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Government Acts
To Secure Funds
For Aiding Briti sh
Reliable Sources Indicate Naval Vessels
Will Be Sent Before Money Is Voted;
No Ship Trades, Lord Halifax ,States
WASHINGTON, March 10.-OP)-With the bill authorizing the enor-
mous British aid program all but enacted, the Administration moved swiftly
today to obtain the money-one well-informed Senator said $3,000,000,000
would be sought as a starter.
n President Roosevelt spent a busy day confering with fiscal and legisla-
tive advisors and Speaker Rayburn, one of the latter, said the Chief Execu-
tive would send to Congress by midweek his initial request for cash and con-
tract authorizations under the program.
Reliable sources have indicated, however, that long before these funds
specifically earmarked for British arms can be votedsmall naval vessels and
other equipment already on hand will be on their way to the British. The
Lease-Lend Bill empowers the Presi-Q-

Tank Squad
Defeats State
In 50-34 Win
Michigan Enters Only One
Natator In Each Event;
AAU Record Is Set
Matt Mann played the role of
"Good Samaritan" last night. He en-
tered one man in each of three

Are Available
Literary College Stndents
(Ian Now Obtain Blanks
At Office Of Dean
New Grants Given
To Needy Students

Nazi Demand Reported
For Axis-Yugoslav Pact;
RAF Bombs French Port


dent to transfer up to $1,300,000,000
of existing munitions and supplies.
The Lease-Lend bill itself needs
only a few formalities to make it a
law. The House is scheduled to ap-
prove the Senate's amendments to-
morrow, after some brief debate. Mr.
Roosevelt will sign the legislation
"sometime Wednesday unless we hit
a snag not now foreseen," said Steph-
en Early, presidential secretary.
Rep. Cooper (Dem-Tenn) moved
that the House vote be taken tomor-
row on agreeing to all Senate amend-
ments, which would obviate the need
for further legislative procedure. Rep.
Martin of Massachusetts, the Repub-
lican leader, agreed to this with the
comment that each Senate amend-
ment "in my judgment helps the
To expediate the appropriation
legislation which the British aid pro-
gram will entail, Mr. Roosevelt plan-
ned to confer tomorrow with a num-
ber of key men in the House-Chair-
man May (Dem-Ky) of the Military
Committee, Vinson (Dem-Ga) of the
Naval Committee, Snyder (Dem-Pa)
of the Military Appropriations Sub-
committee, Scrugham (Dem-Nev) of
the Naval Appropriations Subcom-
mittee that handles deficiency funds
-Representatives Woodrum (Dem-
Va), Cannon (Dem-Mo) and a Re-
publican, Taber of New York.
No More Naval Trades,
British Ambassador Says
(By The Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, March 10.-Vis-
count Halifax, the British ambassa-
dor, said today that he considered it
to be unlikely now or in the future
that the United States and Great
Britain would trade any naval craft.
The Ambassador made the state-
ment to reporters during a call at
the State Department. Halifax said
that he had never heard the matter
discussed, nor did he consider it like-
Art Cinema
Will Present
Russian Film
"University of Life," the third in
a series of Russian films depicting
the life of Maxim Gorky, will be
shown at 8:30 p.m., March 13, 14
and 15 in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre under the auspices of the
Art Cinema League.
Based on the writers' autobio-
graphical sketches, the film deals
with the fruition of his genius at
the university in Kazan on the Vol-
ga. The struggles which he under-
went in order to satisfy his intense
desire for knowledge are revealed in
the story of the poverty in which
he lived and which was climaxed
by his attempt to commit suicide.
Subtitles in English will follow
the action.,
Tickets for all performances are
35 cents and may be reserved by call-
ing 6300, the box office at Lydia
Mendelssohn, beginning at 10 a.m.
Largest State Map
Placed On Display
Covering a surface of two hundred
fifty square feet, the largest exist-
ing map of the state of Michigan was

rSpanish Club r
Will Present
Play Tomorrow
'Puebla De Las Mujeres'a
Will Be Given One Night;
Tickets On Sale Now
Tickets for "Puebla de las Mu-
jeres," Spanish play to be presented
by La Sociedad Hispanica at 8:30;
p.m. tomorrow in the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre, will be on sale at
the box-office in the League today
and tomorrow until play time.
All seats to the production are
reserved and are priced at 50 cents.
Those who hold La Sociedad His-1
panica lecture series tickets may re-j
ceive a special price by presenting
their tickets to the box-office when
making reservations.
One of the most famous plays ever
written by the Quintero brothers,
"Puebla de las Mujeres" concerns
itself with the power of gossip in a
typical small Spanish town. The
plot is built around the very humor-
ous and successful attempt of the
chief village gossip to force the hero
and a local beauty to fall in love
against their will.
The young lovers will be portrayed
by Norma Bennett, '41, and Claude
Hulet, '42, while June Larson, '41,
in the role of the matchmaker, will
play the lead.
Charles N. Staubach, director of
the play, announced that he ex-
pected this year's production to come
up to the high quality mark set by
former performances. The Spanish
society has a long history of success-
ful plays behind them, he said, some
of which include Zaragueta, pre-
sented last year, "The Grasshopper
Ants," "Fencing At Love" and "A
Romantic Youhg Lady."
U.S. Raises Food Issue
WASHINGTON, March 10. --P)-
In the face of French threats to arm
or convoy ships through the British
blockade, the United States raised
the question of food for unoccupied
France with Great Britain again to-
day, but without any apparent result.

events, gave Michigan State all the
seconds and thirds they desired and Applications for the following
still walked off with an easy 50-34 scholarships, which were not included
victory in a dual swimming meet held in the list printed in The Daily, are
victoryalso available in the office of the
in comparative secrecy at the Sports Dean of the College of LS&A. These
Building. scholarships are available to students
As an added attraction, a four- in the literary college.
man backstroke relay team of Ted Phillipps Scholarships only for
Horlenko, Dick Reidl, Bill Beebe and freshmen in the College of LS&A
Francis Heydt erased the National proficient in classical languages.
AAU 600 yard backstroke mark of Three scholarships are granted for
6:53.7 from the books with a splen- $50 each. Application should be
did 6:42.2, beating by over 11 sec- made before Oct. 21.
onds a record set by Wolverines Samuel J. Platt Scholarship for
Charley Barker, Beebe, Reidl and law students and pre-law students
Tom Haynie in 1939. in the' College of LS&A taking com-
Evidently tired of smashing more bined curriculum in letters and law.
records after a rather busy weekend More than one scholarship is granted
in Iowa City, where they cracked for an unspecified amount. Appli-
every long course mark in the books, cation should be made to the Dean
the Wolverines swam just fast enough of the College of LS&A or to the
last night to win every race on the Dean of the Law School.
program. Jack Wolin captured the United States Army Veteran Schol-
diving so that made it a clean sweep. arships for honorably discharged.
Larry Luoto, State sophomore, beat soldiers of the U.S. Army qualified
out Jim Wilkinson for second place. for admission whose discharge is not
- The Michigan coach gave some of more than five years previous to ap-
his stars the evening off and the plication for scholarship. Commis-
others he only worked once. Fellows sioned officers are not eligible. Five
like Gus Sharemet, Dobson' Burton, grants covering tuition for one se-
Jack Patten and Charley Barker had mester are made. Application should
a virtual holiday as this quartet made be made with the Adjutant General
up the winning 400-yard free style of the Army in Washington.
relay team. Agnes C. Weaver Scholarship for
relayteam.needy, deserving, students in the
Barker, continuing the torrid pace Medical School or the College of
he set in the Conference meet, swam LS&A. More than one grant is made
the best leg with a 52.8 clocking. Bur- on the income from $4,700.
ton's time was 53.6, Patten's 54.2 and Ethel A. McCormick Scholarship
the Great Gusto turned in an open- for junior and senior women dis-
ing 54.6: tinguished by leadership in women's
There was litle competition for activities. Three scholarships are
:Continued on Page 3) awarded of $100 each. Apply to the
PPresident.s of the League during
Peace Group Margaret Mann Scholarship for
Spromising, needy students in the De-
Holds M eetin partment of Library Science. Pos-
sibly more than one scholarship is
granted for unspecified amounts.
Discuss Convention P1an Apply to the chairman of the De-
Discugs nvtionA ai s, partment of Library Science.h
Organization' s Aims - -_____

Germans Hit Southeastern
Coast Of Great Britain;
Italian Boat Torpedoed
British Forces Hit
At Jibuti's Lifeline
LONDON, March 10. - (P) - The
RAF heavily attacked the German-
held Port of Boulogne in brilliant
moonlight tonight while the Nazi
Luftwaffe concentrated for the sec-
ond successive night on an English
south coast town and set the sirens
screaming in London, East Anglia
and along the east coast as well. j
The RAF raid was a repeat per-
formance after three unopposed
sweeps over the French coast in the
afternoon, British sources reported.
In turn, the German attack on
the south coast of England was re-
ported fairly heavy, and London had
two alarms before midnight.
The Admiralty said an Italian
cruiser of the condottieri "A" class,
a sister ship of the Bartolomeo Col-
leoni, which was sunk in a Mediter-
ranean battle last summer, had been
torpedoed, apparently also in the
Mediterranean, although the com-
munique did not say so specifically.
An escort of Italian destroyers was
believed to have picked up some of
the survivors.
The Bartolomeo Colleoni and its
three sister ships were considered to
be among the fastest cruisers in the
world. The Bartolomeo Colleoni was
sunk last July 19 by an Australian
cruiser and British destroyers.
The other three ships of the class
are the Giovanni Delle Bande Nere,
the Alberto Di Giussano and Alberico
Da Barbiano, all of 5,069 tons and
having eight six-inch guns. All were
built in 1930.
Royal Fliers Bomb
Addis Ababa Railroad
CAIRO, Egypt, March 10.-()P)-
British forces pressing into Ethiopia
have struck at the Italian lifeline by
bombing the Addis Ababa-Jibuti
railway, the RAF command an-
nounced today, while a report from
Khartoum in the Anglo-Egyptian Su-
dan said Ethiopian patriots and Brit-
ish troops have driven the retreating
Italians out of Dambacha, 190 miles
by winding road from Addis Ababa.
A train near Diredawa and the air-
port at that town, 65 miles from the
border of British Somaliland, were
declared blasted by British bombers
Saturday night, despite a sharp bat-
tle put up by Italian fighter planes.
A direct hit was claimed on the train.
The British also said they attacked
the station at Addagalla, about 50!
miles northeast of Diredawa.

Will Lecture Today

Yates Stirling
To Speak. Here
*On Far East
As the seventh lecturer in the cur-
rent Orat.orical Association Series,
Admiral Yates Stirling, Jr., will speak
on "'The Challenge Across the Paci-
fic" at 8:15 p.m. today in Hill Audi-
torium. Prof. Joseph R. Hayden, of
the .political science department, will
introduce Admiral Stirling.
Problems of naval defense and
naval strategy, both 'as regards our
defense efforts in the Pacific and as
they affect the outcome of the wars
now raging in the Eastern and West-
ern Hemispheres will be the main
points of Admiral Stirling's speech.
Patrons are asked to use their
regular March 11 tickets for today's
lecture. The Box Office at Hill
Auditorium will be open all day
today for the sale of single admis-
sion tickets.
Having served as Commander of
the Yangtze Patrol on that Chinese
river during the days of the Nation-
alist' Revolution, Admiral Stirling
has complete first-hand knowledge of
the crucial Naval situation in the Far
From the rank of midshipman,
Stirling rose to the important post of
Chief of Staff of the United States
Fleet, and as a result speaks with
authority on naval matters. For years
he has been known as a stormy
petrel *as a result of his /outspoken
criticism of naval affairs and his
insistence upon telling the full truth
as he sees it.

Ann Shorr, secretary of the De-
troit American Peace Mobilization
Committee, told the Ann Arbor stu-
dent delegation of the aims and
forthcoming plans for the APM meet-
ing in New York April 5 and 6 at a'
meeting held in Unity Hall last night.!
The~fight for our every day needs
and rights as well as cooperation
with other groups on campus and in
the city who are fighting for their
rights, Miss Shorr said, will strength-
en the will of the people and will
increase the chances of preserving
cur democracy.
In the discussion after Miss Shorr's
talk, plans were made to publicize
the forthcoming Conference on De-
mocracy in Education, which will be
held at Cambridge, Mass., March 29
and 30. Discussion was also held on
the problem of war propaganda as
expressed in the class-room by var-
ious professors.

Strikes Close
Two Factories
In Detroit Area
DETROIT, March 10-(P)-Strikes
closed two more industrial plants in
the Detroit manufacturing area to-
day, and a CIO union filed notice of
intent to strike in a Wyandotte Salt
plant characterized by defense of-
ficials as the "sole practical source"
for certain chemicals" needed in na-
tional defense.
A walkout by members of the Unit-
ed Automobile Workers (CIO) closed
the plant of the Midland Steel Pro-
ducts Corp., whigh employs about
1,700 workers supplying frames to
automobile /manufacturers. Company
officials declared the Midland plant
was engaged on defense contracts.
The Midland strike was called in
advance of the scheduled 11 a.m.
deadline today, and Leo Lamotte,
UAW-CIO regional director, said the
move was ordered because of "a com-
pany attempt to move dies, fixtures
and stock out of the plant."
Charles Bethel, UAW-CIO organiz-
er, said the management had reject-
ed union proposals for "abolition of
piece work, equal pay for equal work,
and wage raises."
Edward M. Owen, conciliator for
the State Labor Mediation Board,
said he warned the union last week
that the board considered the Mid-
land plant to be engaged in defense
work, and insisted on a 30-day notice
of intent to strike. The union's strike
notice was -filed February 27.1.4

Belgrade's Compromise
Offer Meets Refusal
By BerlinDiplomats
Officials Expected
To Visit Germany.
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia, March 10.
-P)-Germany was reported in au-
thoritative diplomatic quarters to-
night to have dashed Yugoslav hopes
of a compromise understanding with
the Axis and to have demanded full
alliance in the three-power pact.
As a consequence, there were un-
confirmed reports that Premier Dra-
gisa Covetkovic and Foreign Minister
Alksander Cincar-Markovik will go
to Germany tomorrow or later in the
week to join Bulgaria, Slovakia, Ru-
mania and Hungary in the Rome-
Berlin-Tokyo Axis.
On the eve of the date it had been
reported Yugoslav statesmen would
go to Berlin to sign a friendship and
nonaggression agreement with Ger-
many, the Nazi Minister Viktor Von
Heeren was said to have called on
Cincar-Markovik and declared such
a compromise was not acceptable.
By a friendship and nonaggression
accord Yugoslavia had hoped to re-
main a bystander in threatened Bal-
kan troubles and to avoid taking sides
until the situation is clearer.
But Germany's veto appeared to
have cast it in the same role as Bul-
garia and Rumania-whose territory
already is occupied by German ar-
If German occupation becomes the
lot of Yugoslavia, the operation may
be not without difficulty, for reports
here told of undercover movements
in the provinces to organize resis-
tance among hard-fighting peasants
and war veterans.
Students Plan
Starvation Day
To Aid Nedy
Student groups are planning spec-
ial starvation meals in order to con-
tribute funds to the World Student
Service Fund Drive endeavoring to
raise $100,000 nationally to aid stu-
dents in China and Europe.
Besides the general day of starva-
tion set for Friday, various organiza-
tions have made special contributions.
A group has met at the home of
Rev. H. R. Pickerill on each Wed-
nesday to eat a starvation meal so
that they may contribute to needy
students; abroad.
The Inter-Guild Council will hold
a starvation luncheon at noon Thurs-
day at Lane Hall. The meal will be
prepared by Barbara Edmonds.
The members of the St. Andrews
Episcopal student guild of Harris
Hall contributed to the fund'by hold-
ing an ordinary dinner in place of a
holiday feast last Thanksgiving.
Group Z, student religious group of
Lane Hall, has a starvation Sunday
night supper and thus donated mon-
ey to the national fund.
Students wishing to participate in
the drive have also made "movieless
dates" for this weekend in order to
save the money spent for entertain-
ment for the fund.
At Smith more than $7,000 was
raised by starvation meals and other
projects and at Yale students keep in-
dividual collection boxes for their
These are some of the projects
that have been tried and found suc-
cessful, the committee in charge of
the project headed by Jean Fairfax,
'41, announced.

Art Group To Open
Exhibit Here Today
An exhibition entitled "A History
of the Modern Poster" will open to-
day in Alumni Memorial Hall, West
Gallery, and continue through March

Attention Girls! ! !, The Enuineers
Need Help With Their Social Life

Haber Condemns Legislation
Designed To Repress Strikes

Repressive measures against strikes
were strongly condemned yesterday
by Prof. Wm. Haber of the economics
department in a discussion of labor's
position in the defense program.
"While the smooth functioning of
the productive system is , essential
for defense, any legislation which im-
plies, the abrogation of established
or recognized rights, jealously re-
garded by a large number of people
is to be avoided particularly if the
same ends can be accomplished by
established methods," the economist
Professor Haber resumed his teach-
ing duties this semester after a
year's absence during which he served
as director of the National Refugce
Experience has shown that repres-
sive measures have never been suc-
cessful he asserted. "Canada has had
% long, successful practice with near-
ly compulsory methods. The success
of the plan has been due to the re-

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fullest extent the use of mediation!
and voluntary agreement.
With this objective, cooling off
periods where overt action by labor
or industry is held in abeyance pend-
ing the assembly of facts, may con-
tribute towards the eventual avoid-
ance of strikes and lockouts, he felt.
He warned against hasty legisla..
tion since the number of people in-
volved in strikes at the present time
are only a small fraction of 1929. The
year 1929 was cited because he ex-
plained strikes are common to every
period of industrial recovery. "The
amount of time lost in the last year
through strikes has been almost in-
significant. In fact, during the last
year more time has been lost in de-
fense industries through accidents
than by strikes," he declared.
If prices increase or if employers.
should reverse the trend towards co:-
lective bargaining then stubborn
strikes are likely to occur in the fu-
ture, the economist said.

Something's the matter with the
social life of students in the College
of Engineering-and if you don't be-
lieve it you can ask them.
That's just what the Inquiring Re-
porters did. More than 50 under-
graduate engineers and members of
the faculty were asked the following
question: "Is there anything the mat-
ter with the type of social life led
by engine students and, if there is,
what's the reason?"
The general consensus of opinion
is that the engineer doesn't have as
full a "social" career on campus as
most other students-especially those
in the Literary College. And, most
of them add, that's the reason why
the women here think that engin-
eers make. poor dates.
Several representative comments
from both students and members of
the faculty are as follows:
J. Walter McDowell, '43E: Social
life depends on the individual but
the engineer is handicapped because
he doesn't have the same opportun;ty
as lit students to meet girls. The fact

fully enough they have concluded
that the Michigan girls do not meas-
ure up.
Murray Kamrass, '42E: The engine
school has a lack of social life rind
it has this lack because its students
are more concerned with what goes
on in their slide rules rather than
what goes on in the outside world.
Numbers, not figures, seem to con-
stitute the entire social life and love
of the engineer.
Prof. Roger L. Morrison of the
transportation engineering depart-
ment: The engineers have a social
problem but I don't think that it's
really too great. The only reason that
they don't go out more is because
they are, for' the most part, too busy
with their work.
Herbert McCord, '43E: Our trouble
is that there aren't enough coke and
beer hounds in the College of Engin-
eering. This eliminates the best cam-
pus technique for meeting people so,
X would suggest as a remedy the in-
itallation of hostesses in the new
Prof. Felix W. Pawlowski of the


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Urging that Michigan farmers
unite behind the national farm pro-
gram "before it is scuttled behind
a screen of national defense," Harry
N. Schooler, regional director of the

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