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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


House Argues
St. Lawrence
Plan Prepared
Partisan Leaders Agree
On Necessity For Bill
To Aid Allied Powers
In Defensive Efforts
Roosevelt Favors
Waterway Project
WASHINGTON, March 18.-(AP)-
With less than a quarter of the mem-
bership present and passage a fore-
gone conclusion, the House today
heard the ranking Republican and
Democratic members of its appro-
priations committee urge prompt ap-
proval of the nation's biggest peace-
time appropriation bill-$7,000,000,-
000 for help to England, Greece and
other nations which resist the Axis
"This act will be a transfusion of
new life to the beleaguered democra-
cies of the world," said Representa-
tive Woodrum (Dem.-Va.). "The
world will se America with its un-
conquerable spirit, its vast and limit-
less resources turn on its great in-
dustrial power in a 100 per cent capa-
city effort to supply effective ma-
terial aid to the defenders of free-
dom in the world. With this all-out
America effort there can and there
will be only one result and that is the
ultimate downfall of the dictators."
Representative Taber (Rep.-N.Y.)
who voted against the Lease-Lend
Bill, said:
"Regardless of what anyone's at-
titude might have been as to embark-
ng upon a program of aid to Great
Britain, to my mind there can be no
question but what we have embarked
upon the program and that we must
furnish enough aid to Great Britain
to permit Great Britain to win. Other-
wise, we are in trouble."
The bill went to the House at noon
from its appropriations committee,
which after approving it, submitted a
report saying that the United States
must give full support in its British
aid program or "become a faltering
welcher" on its pledges.
Roosevelt Advocates
St. Lawrence Project
WASHINGTON, March 18.-(/P)-
Legislation for an immediate start
on a portion of the controversial St.
Lawrence Waterway project will go
to Congress within a few days, Pres-
dent 'Roosevelt disclosed today.
Viewing the Waterway as a vital
defense project, the President plans
to seek Congressional sanction in the
form of a bill, requiring only a bare
majority in both houses, rather than
in the form of a treaty, which would
require Senate approval by a two-
thirds vote. The Senate rejected such
a treaty in 1934, voting 46 for and 42
against it.
Mr. Roosevelt, discussing the mat-
ter at his press conference declined
to give details of his recommendation
in advance of its submission to Con-
gress butthere were two indications
that it would involve a seaway as well
as a power developmnt.
A special report by the Commerce
Department last month advocated
the St. Lawrence development to
open new ship-building facilities on
the Great Lakes which it said would
be needed for a "long period to come."

Lansing Talks
To Engineers
Use Of Malleable - Iron
Is SubjectOfDipcussion
Using lantern slides to illustrate
his talk, J. H. Lansing, consultant
on shop practices for the Cleveland
Malleable Foundry Association, ad-
dresjsed student members of the
American Society of \/echanical En-
gineers on the subject "New Develop-,
ments in Malleable Iron" at a meet-
ing held last night.
In the course of the talk Lansing
outlined the manufacture, properties,
and uses of malleable iron, as well
as reviewing the history of its indus-
trial use. Chief property of import-
ance, he pointed out, is its high re-
CfifranP to hnk m winh maae it

Goldsmith To Captain)
Hockey SquadNext Year

Lanky Paul Goldsmith, center from
Swampscott, Mass., was last night
selected by his teammates to captain
the 1941-42 edition of the Michigan
hockey team.
Goldsmith, a junior in th lit
school, has played in every Varsity
game since he reported to Coach Eddie
Lowrey in the fall of 1939. The tall
pivot man is the outstanding hockey
stylist of the squad, an excellent skat-
er and stick-handler and recently
has been developing a hard, accurate
Marblehead, Mass., the home of
football center Bob Ingalls, claims
the honor of having been Goldy's
birth-place some 23 years ago. He
lived in Marblehead until two- years
ago when his family moved to
Swampscott, the town which also
produced Joe Gannon, star wingman
of the Illinois team, champions of
the Western Conference.
Goldy attended high school in
Marblehead and went to prep school
at St. Lawrence in Groton, Mass. In
high school, he won letters in base-
ball and basketball but] he never'
played organized hockey until he en-
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ritish Ships
Sunk Off U.S.,
Churchill Greets Winant
With Report Of Activity
Of Germans' U-Boats
Atlantic Battle Is
Called Momentous
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, March 18, - German
submarines and German battle cruis-
ers operating on "the American side
of the Atlantic" already have sunk
unconvoyed British ships within 1,-
500 miles of New York, Winston
Churchill declared publicly today.
The Prime Minister did not specify
just how many merchantment had
gone down, nor the size of the Nazi
raiding force, but the term he used
for thesurface raiders could apply
to warships as large as the 26,000-ton
Scharnhorst, to which he had re-
ferred in the past as a "battle cruis-
Speaks At ,pilgrims Club
IHe made his disclosure before the
Pilgrims Club in formally welcoming
the new United States Ambassador,
John G. Winant, in a speech that was
at once a symbolic handclasping and
a report on the Battle of the Atlantic
- "one of the most momentous ever
fought in all the annals of war."
Only yesterday, he said, he was
informed of "the certain destruction"

Track Stars Will Attempt
Assault On Records Here
In Michigan AAU Relays

1loosier Miler Looks Over Track

Campbell Kane, Tolmich
To Head Performers
II Meet At Field House
Former Wolverine
CaptainTo Appear
In the greatest mass assault against
time and distance'ever staged in spa-
cious Yost Field House a galaxy of
more than 10 outstanding track stars
will level a concerted blast on the
record books in the annual Michigan
AAU Indoor Relays at 7:30 p.m. to-
Featuring some of the nation's fin-
est performers, the colorful cinder
carnival will throw into action such
top-notch spikemen as Campbell
Kane, Western Conference mile and
half-mile indoor titleholder, Ralph
Schwarzkopf, distance ace and for-
mer Wolverine captain, Al Tolmich,
holder of the world's redord in the
Admission to tonight's AAU
meet will be 40 cents. The Michi-
gan Varsity Band will attend, and
'the flag-raising ceremony will be
held a half-hour after the first
event, at 8 p.m.


Writer Sees British Coastline
As German Concentration Point

(Associated Press Staff Writer)
Sporadic U-boat raiding in the
Western Atlantic is not only possible
but probable; yet it is on England's
vulnerable sea bottlenecks at home
that Berlin must concentrate if she
has any hope of achieving the 1941
victory Hitler has repeatedly prom-
ised his people.
Whatever the source or accuracy
of reported orders to long range Nazi
submarines to prowl off American
coasts and ports in search of victims,
the obvious fact is that Berlin cannot
well spare important units of the un-
der-sea fleet for that purpose. They
could probably achieve greater results
per ship in waters off the coasts of
Prime Minister Churchill's disclos-
ure that both German submarines
Drama Group
To 'pen Play
Here Toniht
'Much Ado About Nothing'
To Begin Four Day Run
At LydiaMendelssohn
"Much Ado About Nothing," pre-j
sented by Play Production and the
Department of Speech, will open a
four-day run, at 8:30 p.m. today, in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Performances will include a matinee
at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The popular Shakespearean com-
edy concerns the two love stories of
Hero and Claudio, Beatrice andBen-
edick. Claudio is persuaded by the
scheming Don John that Hero has
been unfaithful and jilts her at the
altar. After Hero's relatives arouse
Claudio's remorse by pretending that
the girl has died, the lovers are re-
Shakespeare has used an old plot
for the comedy, but has changed the
story by building more attention
around Beatrice and Benedick. They
are two clever people who constantly
pass sharp remarks at each other's
expense. The reigning prince, Don
Pedro, decides that it would be enter-
taining to convince them that each
is in love with the other. The results
are surprising even to him, since the
two actually do fall in love.
Previous productions by the drama
group this year include "Three Men
on a Horse, " "Margin for Error,"
"The Bat," and. "Trelawney of the
Tickets may be purchased at the
Lydia Mendelssohn box office for 75,
50 and 35 cents.
Railroad Mixu *Delays
Garg Publication Date
It took a freight mix-up to do it,
but the Gargoyle will be missing a
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and heavy cruiser- have already of three Nazi U-boats-the first "de-
struck "on the American side of the lectable tidings" of such a triple Ger-
man disaster since last October, And
Atlantic" does not change the situa- he went on:
tion. He located the western-most "The Bathe of the Atlantic must
sea incident as on the 42nd meridian be won in decisive mn It must be
of longitude. That is 1,500 miles or won beyond all doubt if the declared
so east of New York. It is 1,200 miles wo beyon all doubrfte declared
outside the 300-mile wide Pan-Ameri- policies of the government and peo-
can neutrality belt fringing the West-pie of the United States are not to be
ern Hemisphere from the mouth of forcibly frustrated.
the St. Lawrence to Cape Horn. Nazi Cruisers Crossing
German raiders penetrating that "Not only German U-boats but Gr-
eran raders petatingy ha man battle cruisers have crossed to
belt are subject to spotting by Ameri-the American side of the Atlantic and
can air and sea patrols. Word of have already sunk Mome of' our in-
their location would be almost cer- dependently rounted ships not sailing
tain to reach British ears and set Bri-nThehashi
tish sea-hunters on their trail. Yet n convoy. T havensun ips
if they stay outside the patrol area far west as the 42nd meridian of
and far at sea, their chances of in- longitude (some 1,500 miles east of
tercepting more than an occasional New York.)
England-bound cargo craft would be The promise was supported, almost
small. coincidentally, by W. Averill Harri-
Had Berlin strategists deemed it man, President Roosevelt's special
possible to sway American action on representative, who reported that he
the Aid-for-Britain program, the had "already given special attention
time for sending U-boats to lurk off to the questions of shipping and food"
New York or other American ports for Britain since his arrival last Sat-
would have been while the aid bill urday.
was before Congress, not after it has Churchill did not connect his re-
been enacted. If sea attack on Bri- port on the presence of German war
tish shipping does come, as it may, vessels on the far side of the Atlantic
in American waters, its main purpose with an announcement in Washing-
Mould be for German home consump- ton yesterday that the United States
tion. It would be intended to back Government had been informed of a
up Hitler's assertign that American German submarine heading for the
help could not save England. Western Atlantic.

Indiana's Campbell Kane was a bit puzzled by the wet track yester-
day when he dropped down to the Yost Field House to look over the
track on which he will attempt to better Ralph Schwarzkopf's 4:14.2
Field House record for the mile run in today's Michigan AAU track meet.
Patterson Cites Labor Shortage

(By The Associated Press)
A nation beset for years by the
problem of unemployment heard from
Government officials yesterday that
a serious shortage of skilled workers
exists and that there is a threatened
scarcity of farm hands.
Discussing the skilled worker situ-
ation, Robert P. Patterson, Under-
secretary of War, told a Washington

Mohammedan Grad Lauds President From Tahore, India
Scarcely 12 hours after President Roosevelt deliver ed his talk on the war against the dictators, Prof.
Joseph Hayden, chairman of the political science department, received a telegram saying "Congratulations
Roosevelt's Speech," signed "Munir" and post-marked from Tahore, India.
The telegram from half way around the world was the first word Professor Hayden had heard from Shiek
Mahammed Munir in five years. Munir, a Mohammedan from northwest India, received his AM degree from
the University in 1922 and returned to his native province as a teacher.
For a long time after his return, Professor Hayden explained, Munir was suspected by the British of
agitation because he had gone to an American university instead of a British. His terse message is signifi-
carat of the extent and importance of the President's address, Professor Hayden observed.
'Defend Our _Religif1ous Difrne,
Clergyvmen Propose In Symposium

conference on labor problems that
the shortage was delaying a vast ex-
pansion of defense production: He
advised manufacturers to undertake
immediately a program of training
less experienced men for more re-
sponsible jobs than they now hold.
Paul V. McNutt, Federal Security
Administrator, said in a statement in
Washington that thousands of work-,
ers formerly engaged in agricultural
pursuits had migrated to the cities, to
take jobs in defense factories. He
expressed the view, however, that "no
serious difficulty" would be encount-
ered in gathering this year's crops.
if farmers workers and state unem-
ployment offices cooperated closely.
Strikes continued to slow up pro-'
duction in some defense industries.
President Roosevelt told his press con-
ference that a new Federal mediation
board, with authority to seek adjust-
ments of defense labor disputes, prob-
ably would be created by tomorrow.
The War Department evidenced
particular concern over a tie-up of
construction at Wright Field, Dayton,
Ohio, where the Army Air Corps is
developing a wind tunnel for the test-
ing of, 2,000 to 2,500 horsepower air-.
craft )engines.
Expert To Talk
On Mexican Art
In the second of a series of three
public lectures sponsored by the Col-
lege of Architecture and Design,
Carlos Contreras, Mexican authority
on housing and city planning, will
speak on "Painting and Sculpture
in Mexico" at 4:15 p.m. today in
Room 102, Architecture Building.
A member of the executive com-
mittee of the International Founda-
tion for Housing and Town Plan-
ning, Mr. Contreras is a graduate of
Columbia University. He is at the
present time architect and city plan-
ning consultant in Mexico City, and
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45-yard low hurdles, Lilburn Wil-
lians, former National AAU outdoor
shotput champion, and the Michigan
and Notre - Dame mile relay teams.
Heading the list of 22 events are
the feature invitational University
mile run with the lanky Kane pitted
against Schwarzkopf, Michigan Nor-
mal's Tommy Quinn and Loyola's
Max Lenover, and the special matched
mile relay which sends a crack Wol-
verine foursome against Notre Dame's
Central Collegiate champions.
In the invitational mile Kane, who
has swept to impressive victories in
half-mile, 800-meter and 1,000 yard
races in the Millrose, Boston A.A.'
Knights of Columbus and Seton Hall
Games, will be rated as the favorite
to cop the event despite the high
class calibre of opposition he will
Definitely imperiled by the smooth,
powerful strides of the six foot, three
inch Hoosier express, the present
Field House mark of 4:14.2, held by
Schwarzkopf, may go the way of all
records. The slight ex-Wolverine
captain, who ran Finland's Taisto
Maki into the cinder in last year's
AAU Relays, has rounded into the
top form of his career after being set
back last spring by a severe strepto-
coccid throat infection.
A former mfmber of the. Canadian
Olympic team, Lenover has run the
mile in 4:16 already, while Quinn
copped the Central Collegiates with
a clocking of 4:16.5. Both ai e cap-r
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Women Plan.
Cancer Drt~re
.For Campus
Special efforts will be made this
year to bring the message of cancer
control to students, Mrs. H. Marvin
Pollard, vice-commander of this dis-
trict for the Women's Field Army for
the control of cancer, announced
yesterday. The annual drive of the
Army will be held some time in April.
"College students should be given
a clear understanding of cancer,"
Mrs. Pollard said. "This disease is
nothing more than a} disorderly, dis-
organized growth of the cells. We
are particularly anxious to reach-
students since they have an open
mind, without bias or fear. When
they have studied the subject they
will understand once and f or all that
there is nothing shameful about hav-
ing cancer."
"They will realize, also, the im-
portance of alertness against this dis-
ease,"' she added, "and the necessity
for prompt action should any symp-
toms appear. Thousands of lives
can be saved each year by early
diagnosis and treatment of cancer."
Part of the plans for work with
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Defend America, democracy and re-t
ligion by defending our differences
was the policy proposed by a rabbi,
a Catholic priest and a Protestant
minister who sat down together last
night at the symposium'on "1eligion
in a World at War" at the Rackham
Rabbi Louis Binstock of Chicago,
Father George Dunne of the Univer-
sity of Chicago and Dr. T. Otto Nall,
the editor of the Christian Advocate
pointed to the necessity of recogniz-
ing the spiritual nature of man, his
dignity and the common fatherhood
of God as a common ground among
the three faiths.-
Father Dunne insisted, however,
that national unity does not require
a compromise of our beliefs but an
appreciation of the significance of

ligion, Rabbi Binstock said, since to-
talitariarism represents the negation
of all religious faiths and beliefs.
Since the very basis of religion is
threatened, democracy which defendsI
spiritual dignity of man in the fields
of politics, society and economics is
also in jeopardy. Thus, the existence
of religion and democracy is at-
tacked by the same forces, he ana-
Agreeing in part with this ap-
proach, Father Dunne maintained
that the other freedoms of speech,
assembly and press have their roots
in the freedom of religious con-
science. But the majority of people
are unconcerned about the preserva-
tion of religious tolerance. A positivist
philosophy of abstract right also
leads to the justification of totali-
tarianism as well as that of democra-

world and that it should condemn
war as opposed to its own highest re-
ligious aims.
The individual must be allowed to
determine the extent of his partici-
pation in war by his own conscience.
If he should decide to participate in
war, the church should still, however,
minister to him. If he were a con-
scientious objector, on the other
hand, the church should also back his
The churches are being attacked
in Europe and Asia today, Rabbi
Binstock said in answer to the same
question. The church should be pre-
pared, therefore, to defend its very
existence, he maintained.
The Catholic Church has differen-
tiated between just and unjust war.
Modern Catholic theologians, Father
Dunne pointed out, believe that no
modern offensiev war cann the ust al

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