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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication

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Editorial
?ascism Begins
- At Home ...

VOL. LI. No. 120 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1941 Z-323

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Indiana Ace Wins
Invitational Mile

Burr J. French Named
New Editor Of Technic

Allied Armies Increase

In AAU

Relays

Michigan's Al Thomas Ties Field House
Low Hurdles Record Beating Tolmich;
Mile Relav Team Shatters Old Mark
By HAL WILSON
Indiana's superb distance ace, long-legged Campbell Kane, marked him-
self as a true champion last night as he fought off the combined challenge
of three highly-rated track opponents in the annual Michigan AAU Relays
at Yost Field house to cop the feature Invitational Mile Run crown.
Churning around the cinder oval with smooth, powerful strides, the In,
vincible Hoosier was clocked in the excellent time of 4'13.8, only six tenths
of a second off the Field House record, and edged Max Benover, of Loyola,
by a good four yard margin.
But despite his fine performance, Kane was forced to share individual
meet honors with Michigan's great sprinter-hurdler, Al Thomas, who copped
two firsts, equaled a Field House '

record and ran the best leg of the
Wolverine's crack mile relay quartet
which beat Notre Dame's foursome
to rack up a new Field House and
meet mark.
Other briliant performances which
highlighted the gigantic 20-event
carnival were Lilburn Williams' tre-
mendous shot putting, Karl Wis-
ner's winning two-mile, Bill Acker-
man's mile victory and Warren Breid-
enbach's easy triumph in the half-
mile
Kane Victorious
Touted as the greatest collegiate
middle distance runner in the Mid-
west, Kane was all of that last night
-and more. Facing a field that in-
cluded Ralph Schwarzkopf, former
Michigan mile and two-mile star;
Lenover, ex-member of the Canadian
Olympic team and Tommy Quinn,
Michigan Normal's Central Collegi-
ate champion; the confident Hoosier
ran a near-perfect race.
At the half Quinn, Lenover, Kane
and Schwarzkopf were pacing flaw-
lessly in that order with a 2:07 time
for the first four laps. Order un-
changed, they ate up three more laps
with clock-like precision. Then
Schwarzkopf made his bid,.sprinting
in the straightaway to take the lead
with but one more lap. to go. Kane
matched Ralph stride for stride, un-
til they rounded the first turn, then
loosed the dynamite still left in his
wiry legs, passed the faltering
Schwarzkopf, and blazed to the tape
ahead of Lenover's final lunge. !
Final Event!
Final event of the evening, the
Matched University Mile Relay, pit-
ting the Wolverines against a strong
Irish quartet, resulted in the night's
sixth record-breaking performance.
Leading off for Michigan, the ver-
satile Thomas turned in a torrid 49.9
for his quarter to give teammate Bob
Barnard a six-yard edge over his
Rambler foe. But the little senior
was unable to maintain this good
margin against the fast-moving
George Schiewe and handed Breiden-
bach only a two-foot lead, which the
smooth-striding senior promptly in-
creased to four yards with an excel-
lent 49.7 quarter. Anchorman Bob
Ufer fought off a desperate chal-
lenge by Notre Dame's Robert Roy
halfway through their leg, then bul-
leted, to the tape three yards ahead
in 3:19.7 which chopped a tenth of
a second off the old Field House
mark and more than three seconds
off the meet record.
(Continued on Page 3)
House Approves
New Lease-Lend
War Aid Measure
WASHINGTON, March 19.-(AP)-
By a vote of 336 to 55, the House ap-
proved the $7,000,000,000 appropria-
tion for help to England tonight and
sent it on to the Senate where the
leadership has hopefully arranged for
its passage by next Tuesday.
While the House was knocking
down opposition amendments, lead-
ing Senate Democrats had drawn up
plans for shoving the measure
through the Senate committee stage
this week, anid bringing it to the floor
on Monday.
So far as could be seen, opposition
of the type which would delay action
on the bill by extensive Senate
cnonY~c .A al hlf vhnaho 1i

Inter-American'
Relations Data
Is Distributed;

Ain Of
Is To
With

Detailed Program
Acquaint Students
Defense Measures

Work sheets and reading lists on
"Inter-American Relations," the first
subject to be discussed as a part of
the general plan of the University
Committee on Defense Issues, are be-
ing distributed through fraternityI
houses, independent groups and otherI
campus organizations, Dean S. T.I
Dana, of the forestry school and
chairman of the Committee an-
nounced yesterday.
Organized to help students in an-
alyzing the various issues of the na-
tional defense program, the Commit-
tee has sponsored .three University
lectures by prominent officials in the
several divisions of the Federal Gov-
ernment's defense machinery, and
has planned a detailed program for
the rest of the semester.
The work sheets which are being
distributed among the faculty and
students are an analytical treatment
of Inter-American problems related
to the meanings and operation of de-
fense. The sheets state significant
current issues and provide space for
receivers to indicate their preferred
policies in each case.
As an indication of campus senti-
ment and understanding of the num-
erous questions of national defense,
the sheets will show what aspects of
Inter-American relations need more
discussion and analyzing. Space for
questions Is provided on the sheets.
The bibliography on Inter-Ameri-
can relations prepared by the Uni-
versity Library Extension Service is
intended to provide students of de-
fense issues with a list of pertinent
books which can be obtained at the
Main Library.
Prof. Sabine
To Talk Here
Prof. George H. Sabine, of the Sage
School of Philosophy at Cornell Uni-
veisity, will deliver a University lec-
ture on "Objectivitym'and Social
Studies" at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow in the
Rackham Amphitheatre,rsponsored
by the philosophy department.
Professor Sabine, who is nationally
known for his work in political philo-
sophy, has written a book entitled
"The History of Political Theory,"
and has translated "Modern Ideas of
State" and "Cicero on the Common-j
wealth."
He has taught at Stanford, the Un-
iversity of Missouri, and Ohio State
University, and belongs to the Ameri-
can Philosophical Association and the
American Political Science Associa-
tion.
a g r1o Feature
M hian's 't'an
Gargoyle will definitely make its
appearance Friday, despite the de-
layed arrival of several of its Nation-

Editorial Staff Is Headed
By Burnham; Imboden
Madle Business Manager
Burr J. French '42E, of Fanwood,
N.J. was named editor-in-chief of the
1941-42 Michigan Technic during an
engineering banquet in the Union
last night at which 26 members of
the staff were awarded keys for out-
standing service on the magazine.
At the same time John S. Burn-
ham, '42E, of Kansas City, Missouri,
and Robert L. Imboden, '42E, of
Cleveland, Ohio, were appointed to
serve on the senior staff in the posi-
tions of managing editor and busi-
ness manager respectively.
Principal speaker at the banquet
was Dr. Edward W. Blakeman, stu-
dent religious adviser, who praised
the engineers for their ability in get-
ting along with faculty members and
the practical type of work which
they perform.
Declaring that their education here
was not enough, Dr. Blakeman ad-
vised them to "participate in com-
munity activities, to have a deep-
seated purpose in life, to have firm
decisions, and to attain great insight
and sensitivity."
Others selected for Technic edi-
torship were William W. Hutcherson,
'43E, of Detroit, features editor; Car-
ter Taylor, '43E, of Rochester, N.Y.,
publication editor, and DeMott Riley,
'42E, of Ann Arbor, illustrations ed-
itor.
Harper H. Hull, '42E of Ann Ar-
Starvation Day
Drive Collects
T'otal of $687
A total of $687.28 has been collect-
ed to date in the Starvation Day drive
to aid needy students in China and
Europe, Jean Fairfax. '41, chairman
of the drive, announced yesterday.
A few campus organizatioins have'
not yet reported their donations. The
total will be over $700, she estimated.
Donations may continue to be turned
in throughout the year at the Stu-
dent Religious Associ4tion where a
special collection box will be kept.
A group of students will continue
to donate the price of their luncheon
each Wednesday. The group meet-
ing at the home of Reverend Picker-
ill will carry out this project started
last September.
Among the projects organized for
the Starvation day held last Friday
were the donation of dinner and
breakfast by all the residents of Helen
Newberry, a starvation meal at Kath-
erine Pickerill Cooperative House and
an auction of books and clothing at
the Rochdale Cooperative House.
The campus drive for the price of
one meal was a part of the national
campaign to raise $100,000 for stu-
dents stricken by the war throughout
the world. The amount received from
American colleges and universities
will be divided between China and
Europe,

BURR J. FRENCH
bor, Freeman Alexander, '43E, of
Kansas City, Mo. and Thomas 9.
Poyser, '43E, of Milwaukee, Wis.,,
were appointed to assist Imboden as
advertising, circulation and accounts
managers.
Four gold keys were awarded at the
banquet to the retiring editors,
George W. Weesner, '41E, editor-in-
chief; Seymour A. Furbush, '41E,
managing editor; Charles R. Tieman,
'41E, editorial director, and Harold
E. Britton, '41E, business manager.
Recipients of the eight silver keys,
annually. presented to juniors on the
staff, were French, Burnham, Imbod-
en, Arthur W. C. Dobson, Alex Wil-
kie, George D. Gotscha11, Morris Mil-
ler and Philip Mandel.
Sophomores receiving bronze keys
were Gordon Osterman, Keith Smith,
Hutcherson, Richard Schoel, Taylor,
Conrad Maxim, Kent Arnold, Riley,
Hull .'Harry Altman, Joseph Parker,f
Poyser, Alexander, and William G.'
Collamore.
Men's Varity
Debate Squad'
Is Announced1
Secord Chooses Biggins,
Schroeder For Contest
With Wayne, U. Of D.
Teams for the eight debates of the
spring schedule of the Men's Varsity
Debate squad were announced yes-
terday by Arthur Secord of the speech
department, director of the activity.
The two-man team of Chester Mys-
licki, and William Halliday, '43, will
argue the question of hemisphere un-
ion with Birmingham Southern Col-
lege at 4 p.m. Saturday in Room 1025
Angell Hall.
Arthur Biggins, '41, and Joe
Schroeder, '43, will comprise the
team that will meet the University
of Detroit and Wayne University,
March 23, in Detroit.
Biggins and Schroeder will meet
Boston University March 28 while
William Muehl, '41, and John Huston,

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U-Boat Attacks In West Atlantic
Can Lead To War, Preuss Says
By EDMUND J. GROSSBERG convoy duty, he added. Any such ac-
Extension of Nazi submarine war- tion depends on how successfl the
are against the British into the present Nazi attack is in crippling
Vestern Atlantic, which is report- British shipping.
d but not confirmed, opens up sev- As long as only British ships and
ral possibilities which may lead the not American vessels are attacked,
nited States into open war, Prof. there would be no legal ground for
awrence Preuss of the political objection, Professor Preuss observed.
cience department, pointed out in an "In the past the United States has
terview yesterday I h atteUie ttsfa
always insisted on the right to car-
If American ships engaged in in- ry on belligerent action on the high
r-coastal trade should be torpedoed, seas which has been the basis of
would be legal grounds for a declar- British, French and German refusal
tion of war, he explained. Since the to recognize the Declaration of Pana-
'nited States is committed to a Brit- ma," he indicated.
h victory, by the Lend-Lease Act, He explained that the Declaration
he American ,merchant marine may of Panama demanded that waters
ave to be used to carry supplies adjacent to the Americas be free
o Britain. from belligerent action, and set the
,Such an act, although illegal under security zone 600 miles, east into the
ur. present neutrality law, would Atlantic.
mount to actual participation in Since its inception the Declaration
ar as would the use of the navy for has been virtually a dead letter in
this respect. This has been reflected
.Nan e Seectsby several infractions by the bellig-
Had~ce Selects erents which have resulted in nothing
stronger than a note of protest from
DT eamthe United States, he recalled.
However, if German submarines
' o are counting on fueling from ships
To IVicetA biw t n leaving American ports, Professor
Preuss interjected, it is quite with-
Jean Maxted, '41, and Janet Grace, in our legal power to prevent them.
2, will meet an Albion affirmative Any attempt by the Nazis to use
bases in Laborador, Greenland, or
am in a Varsity Women's Debate Iceland would probably meet with
t Albion tomorrow, Prof. Kenneth action from the United States under
. Hance 'of the speech department the rights declared in the Act of
nnounced. .iavana, ne concluded.
They will participate in a cross--
uestion debate on the proposition,
Resolved: That the nations of the D ykstra H eads
Vestern Hemisphere should form a
ermanent union."
June de Cordova, '41, and Eliza- New Defense
eth Wyatt, Grad., will participate
a roundtable discussion on Pan- Labor B oard
merican relations at the Charlotte
Vomen's Club at Charlotte tomorrow.
The second varsity debate will be Roosevelt Names Eleven
eld March 25 with two Wayne Uni- As Final Conciliators
ersity teams here as Miss de Cord-
va, and Miss Wyatt. represent the In War Work Strikes
niversity on the affirmative of the
ame proposition and Miss Grace and WASHINGTON, March' 19.-P)-
liiss Maxted, the negative. An eleven-man board, headed by Dr.
On the question of the control of Clarence Dykstra. was created by
he press by a federal commission, President Roosevelt today -o serve
osebud Scott, '42, debating with as a mediator in labor disputes which
Hiss Grace on the affirmative and might threaten the progress of Na-
dary Martha Taylor, '41, and Miss tional Defense Production.
laxted on the negative will meet The group, to be known as the Na-
wo Albion College teams. tional Defense Mediation Board, will
Miss Taylor and Elizabeth Shaw, be called upon to actionly after the
1, will constitute a negative team regular conciliation services of the
n the question of admission to lib- Labor Department have failed to
ral arts 'colleges bring about settlements between la-
bor and industry.
Navy Ships Greyer Although the Board will have no
WASHINGTON, March 19.-(RP)- power to end strikes or other labor
ep. Mundt (Rep-SD) told the House controversies by compulsion, it may
oday that the Navy was painting its recommend settlements and make
hips a darker grey corresponding public its findings. This authority to
o the color of British warships, turn the spotlight of publicity upon
stalemated situations was viewed as
a powerful weapon toward ending
disputes in vital re-armament indus-
E:,xperiences tries.-'''''-
, The Board will be composed of four
representatives of industry, four of
i re labor and three "disinterested per-
t re oday sons" representing the public. Dyk-
stra, who is president of the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin and director of
et both sides of the conflict and Selective Service, is one of the public
ave many real facts to guide them," representatives.
towe remarked in an interview re- President Roosevelt's executive
ently. "Here in America, we can order establishing the board seci-
ead between the lines and keep fled that it should act whenever the
airly well posted. The correspondents Secretary of Labor certified that any
broad are doing their level best to controversy had arisen which threat-
eep America abreast of new devel- ened to "burden or obstruct" the
pments. " production or transportation of es-
Stowe has written a series of art- sential defense equipment.
les, beginning with the Greek re-
stance, telling what he found on Vocationial Talks
he war fronts and what the war-

s ie sees it-means to the 'United ,
tates. "We have all the information T
e need," he said, "to reach the con-
usion that it is not likely or possi- Dean of the Law School, Blythe
le for the United States demociatic E. Stason, and Education School
ystem to remain free if Britain falls." Dean James B. Edmonson will speak
,atoday in the fourth of a series of
"The record is plain. If we don't Union-sponsored vocational guidance
ee it, I feel that it will be just too lectures.
ad for us. But I didn't come home . ..

ForcesIn,

For

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Prep
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aration
Balkans
500,000 Greek Soldiers
Will Reinforce Border
Against German Attack
Bulgars Seek Outlet
On Aegean Seacoast
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia, March 19.
-(RP)-Lines for the threatening Bat-
tle of the Balkans drew taut tonight
with word that Britain is flying
American-made warplanes to Greece
and that both Greece' and Germany
are massing more troops along Bul-
garian frontier zones.
A well-informed Greek source said
that, of a total army strength of
800,000, the Greeks would'leave 300,-
000 men to fight the Italians in Al-
bania and would throw 500,000 onto
the northern front, where the British
have brought, up supplies to equip
every reservist.
Fi'gures Large
(Neutral observers were inclined
to consider these figures for the
Greek Army somewhat too large,'
since the entire population of Greece
is less than 7,000,000.) y
At the same time, the Germans
were said to be building up a strik-
ing. force of 600,000 to 700,000 in Bul-
garia, and various Balkan sources
have reported that 100,000 of a plan-
ned British force of 300,000 already
are in Greece.
From Bucharest, capitai of Nazi-
dominated Rumania, came reports
that' many towns-in Moldavia have
been ordered to receive German
troops soon. This squared with opin-
ion of neutral illitary observers .that
Germany plans to build up an army
of 28 divisions in Rumania.
Sofia Reports
,Diplomatic reports from Sofia,
Bulgaria, said Nazi forces speeding
from Germany via Rumania were
rapidly augmenting these 16 divis-
ons (about' 240,000 men) who were
forming a wall along the Bulgarian-
Greek frontier.
The controlled Bulgarian press, ex-
plaining to its public for the first
time why Germans are there, said:
"With the aid of Nazi troops we will.
regain what is most precious to us
-an outlet to the Aegean Sea."
Yugoslavia's position remained un-
ertain, although German circlesin
3elgrade circulated reports that this
3ountry would sign up with the Axis
March 26.
These German reports followed up-
zn a 90-minute conference between
'oreign Minister Alksander Cincar-
Niarkovic and German Minister Vik-
or Von Heeren.
To Witness Signing
German sources said the signing
could be witnessed by Japan's For-
2ign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka, now
,n route to Berlin and Rome for con-
ferences. In Berlin, Matsuoka was ex-
)ected tq arrive March 27.
Another fact which did not appear -
to be in harmony with Axis member-
ship for Yugoslavia was the expul-
:ion of former Premier Milan Stoya-
jinovic, who has been accused of
trying to regain power so he could
align this country with Germany and
Italy. It was learned tonight that he
had been sent across the border in-
to Greece.
City Architect

To Talk Today
Contreras To Give Address
On Mexican Planning
Speaking on. "CitS Planning in
Mexico," Carlos Contreras, architect
and city planning consultant in Mex-
ico City, will deliver the last of a
series of three public lectures under
the sponsorship of the College of
Architecture and Design at 4:15 p.m.
today in the Amphitheatre of the
Rackham Building.
A graduate of Columbia tUniver-
sity, Mr. Contreras is at the present
time a member of the executive corn-
mift.p of then +Hnimnn a1 T'nfla .

One hal1 of the funds contributed '41, meet the University of Maine the
will go to Chinese students who are same day.
endeavoring to acquire knowledgle! Ervin Bowers, '41, and Huston will
and training to repulse Japanese oppose a Williams College team March
and carry forward reconstruction of 31 and Matthew Zipple, '42Ed, and
China as well as to purchase sorely Phillip Levy, '43, will oppose a Morris
needed food and medical supplies. Brown College team April 1.

Leland Stowe To Relate I
Of European War In Lec

Home for the first time since 193.9,
Leland S towe, w( il dl-famed corre ,-
pondlent who was first, to write the
amazing story oft Ihe bloodless Nazi
conquest of Norway, will relate some
of his experiences while covering the
European wars at 8:15 p.m today in
Hill Auditorium, Prof. James K. Pol-
lock of the political science depart-
Mont will iltrodlic St~owe.
Patrons of the Oratorical Associ-
ation are requested to use the or-
iginal Leland Stowe lecture tick-
ets. The box office at Hill Audi-
torium will be open all day today
for single admission tickets.
As a foreign correspondent for the
Chicago Daily News Syndicate, Stowe
not only covered the Norwegian
"war," but continued to scoop the
World with his stories from Finland,
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