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VOL. Li. No. 98 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1941 Z-323

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Track Squad Primed For

Meet

With Pitt

Pattee To Open Defense Issues Lecture Series

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G.;D. Kennedy
Stresses Need
For Detroit
Expressway
Fairbank, Moyer Address
Highway Conference
On Improved Roads,
Increased Expenditures
Annual Meeting
To Close Session
In an address before the Michigan
Highway Conference yesterday, G.
Donald Kennedy, state road comis-
sioner, asserted that national defense
projects would cause an over-load-
ing of Michigan highways and ad-
vocated the immediate construction
of Detroit's proposed crosstown ex-
pressway.
Describing the cross-movement in
Detroit as one of "lost motion, delays
and stoppages of traffic," Kennedy
declared that -failure to break the
metropolitan log-jam there "will se-
verely handicap the efficiency of the
nation's major fabricating arsenal."
"The crosstown expressway is more 1
than a purely local project," he said.'
"It shouNd haVe the state's and na-
tion's support as a priority defense
project."'
Kennedy's. talk was presented to
the afternoon session of the Confer-t
ence at which H. S. Fairbank, of thet
U.S. Public Roads Administration,
pointed out that the greater security
of many moderately improved roads
and disclaimed current reports of our
road system.
The annual meeting of the Michi-
gan Association of Road Commission-
ers and Engineers will comprise the
final.. session of the Conference at 1
9:30 a.m. today in the Union Ball-
r'oom. Following reports by various
officers and committees, the dele-
gates will discuss recent highway
legislation.
Michigan counties received 12 of the
36 awards presented last night by
Better Roads magazine for outstand-
ing county road organization. Wash-'
tenaw county received the award
given to the section with a popula-
tion between 50,000 and 100,000.
Prof. Ralph A. Moyer of Iowa
(Continued on Page 2)
'Aladdin' Opens
Today; Features
Lewis And Mills,
Sporting a cast of 75, headed by1
Robert Lewis, '42, of "Take A Num-
ber" fame and Bill Mills, grad, of
Play Production, the story of Allad-
in modified into slightly musical and
definitely comical form will begin its
three performance run at 3:30 p.m.
today in the Lydia ' Mendelssohn;
Theatre..
Lewis, who will play the part of
the comic magician who tries to out-
wit Aladdin to obtain the magic lamp
for himself, will also sing the course1
of the play "You're Only A Lad In A
Gilded Cage," and other song num-
bers. Mills will play the parts of the
two genies of the ring and the lamp
as well as the role of the sultan.
Rounding out the cast will be Jim
Bob Stephenson, '43, also of the Un-
ion Opera in the title role; Marion
Conde, '41, as Aladdin's mother; and

Barbara Alcorn, '43, and Mary Ellen
Wheeler, '41, as the two gossips. In
addition 70 Ann Arbor children will
play in the minor roles and sing and
dance in the choruses.
The play; adapted by director
Richard McKelvey as the last in the
series of four presented each year
in the Children's Theatre of the
League, will vary from the original
Arabian Night's tale in the addition
of the song and dance choruses and

Ex-City Editor
Leaves Florida
To Enter Army

University Group To Sponsor
Discussion On Preparedness

To Try For Record

STAN SWINTON
Stanley M. Swinton, .'40, today
lent the strength of his body to
America's national defense forces.(
Stanley Mitchell was city editor of
The Daily last year and since June
has been employed in the Detroit
bureau of the Associated Press.
Thursday he began his year of duty
in the service of Uncle Sam.
Detroit newspapers gave Stan's in-
duction no little publicity. The De-
troit News published his picture and
two paragraphs descriptive of the
youthful newspaperman's life. The
Detroit Times quoted Swinton as say-
ing:
"I favored the selective service
politically, so why should I object
to going myself?"
Stan spent a week's vacation in
Florida "fishing and night clubbing"
(the Times says) before entering the
gamed forces. He is the son of Prof.
"nd Mrs. Roy S. Swinton of the en-
gineering college. Professor Swinton
s on a leave of absence in the Philip-
pine Islands.
Rumianiati Ar-i1m
Calls ReserviSLs
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia, Feb. 20
-(/P)--Rumania has called nearly a
million army reservists ,to active ser-
vice effective March 15, diplomats
both here and in Bulgaria were in-
formed today. presumably to relieve
the large German forces now stand-
ing at its frontier with :Russia.
The long discussion of the new
Turkish-Bulgarian nonaggression
agreement continued during the day,
the officially controlled Turkish press
taking the line that it would impede
rather than aid any German scheme
of getting at Greece.
The pact, sai dthe newspaper Va-
kit, in fact was insurance against
Bulgaria's entrance into the Rome-
Berlin-Tokyo arrangement,

Initiating broad activities of the
newly formed University Committee
on Defense Issues, Dr. Richard Pat-
tee of the Division of Cultural Re-
lations in the United States Depart-
ment of State will speak on "Inter-
American Relations as Affected by
the War" at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in
the Rackham Lecture Hall, thus op-
ening the program to acquaint the
University community with the many
complicated issues involved in na-
tional defense.
Dr. Pattee, first of a group of
Reich Planes.
Hit Swansea,
South Wales
Eden, Pill Arrive In Cairo
For Series Of Parleys
On Middle East Situation
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, Feb. 20.-For the second
night in a. row German warplanes
heavily attacked the coast of South
Wales tonight.
Flying by starlight the Germans
roared over London and towns in
West England, Southwest England
and South Wales where the industrial
port of Swansea bore the brunt of a
Wednesday night raid.
German planes, moreover, returned
to London early today for the second
time since midnight and the third
ittack of the night. Anti-aircraft
guns immediately went into action
while the alarm sirens wailed, but
early reports indicated the main ef-
fec, of the bombing was to rob Lon-
doners of their sleep.
Meanwhile in Cairo, it was dis-
closed tonight that Foreign Secre-
tary Anthony Eden and General Sir
John Dill, chief of the British Im-
perial General Staff have arrived in
Egypt for a series of momentous con-
ferences involving the entire military
and political situation in the Middle
East.
Simulatneously, the British an-
nounced they had wrested from the
Italians control of all Lower Juba-
land by crossing the treacherous Juba
River in Italian Somaliland.
In Berlin, according to a compila-
tion tonight of German reports, the
High Commandiannounced that 15
merchant ships in the service of Bri-
tain and a British destroyer have
shuddered to the crash of torpedoes
and bombs within the last 48 hours
and 12 of the merchant ships are
known or believed to have been lost.
The 15 merchant ships totaled about
65,000 tons.
While in Paris, friends of former
Vice-Premier Pierre Laval said today
a proposal for reaching a French-
German understanding without re-
storing Laval to power in the Vichy
Government had been rejected by
Otto Abetz. Adolf Hitler's ambassa-
dor in Paris.

speakers who are being invited to
Ann Arbor to present expert opinion
on defense problems, has taught at
the University of Puerto Rico. He has
traveled widely in Latin-American
countries, and through his position
in the State Department is active in
the development of friendly relations
between those countries and the
United States.
The State Department representa-
tive's lecture and informal meetings
with interested students and faculty
members sets off a lengthy Univer-
sity program designed to aid ithe
clarification of the defense picture.
The program has been started under
the sponsorship of the defense is-
sues committee which was set up re-
cently by the Deans' Advisory Com-
mittee on National Defense, subsid-
iary of the Deans' Conference.
Dana Heads Committee
The defense issues committee. is
headed by Dean S. T. Dana of the
School of Forestry and Conservation
and includes Prof W. W. Blume of
the Law School, Prof. C. F. Remer
of the economics department and
Prof. M. H. Soule of the Medical
School. The committee is working
with the student heads of the 10
principle campus organizations in
developing plans.
First subject to be discussed as part
'f the general aim-to help students
better to analyze the many issues of
the national defense program-is
"Inter-American Relations." Follow-
ing Dr. Pattee here will be other
authorities in the same field. As
another part of the program, work
sheets will be distributed shortly by
he committee for faculty and student
use. These will be analytical, dealing
with Inter-American problems that
have a bearing on defense and what
defense means. The work-sheets will
state many current issues and will
ask receivers to indicate what they
feel is the right policy for the United
States to pursue in each case. Names
of correspondents will not be asked
for; what is wanted, according to
Dean Dana, is an indication both of
:ampus sentiment on the countless
questions of national defense and al-
so of what aspects of Inter-American
relations on which additional infor-
mation or discussion seems to be
needed. An opportunity will be given
for students who wish more informa-
tion about national defense to indi-
cate this.
Reading Lists Prepared
Reading lists designed to be of help
to students of the American defense
problem are being prepared by the
Library and will shortly be available
to students and faculty members,
Dean Dana announced yesterday. He
pointed out that the intention of the
defense issues committee is not the
advocacy of any particular point of
view regarding the war, but rather to
(Continued on Page 2)
Harold Ingholt
,Will Give Talk
On Archaeology
Dr. Harold Ingholt, former Lec-
turer on Archaeology at the Ameri-
can University, Beirut, Syria, and
Lecturer on Semitic Philology and
Old Testament Literature, Univer-
sity of Aarhus, Denmark, will deliver
an illustrated University lecture on
"The Danish Excavations at Hama,
Syria" at 4:15 p.m. today in the Rack-
ham Amphitheatre.
Distinguished in the study of Syria
during the Hellenistic and Roman
periods, Dr. Ingholt spent six years
in Hama and worked in Palmyra,
where he gathered information for a
book on the bas reliefs of the period.
His excavations in Hama went down
to the Hittite level of civilization

and exposed a cross section of Syrian
history up through the Biblical,
Greek, Roman and Mohammedan
periods. Through use of pottery and

CHARLIE DECKER
Party Refuses
To Aid ASU
Hearing Pleaj
Democrats Defeat Motion
Urging Public Discussion
On ReadmissionCases 4
In a meeting at Grand Rapids yes-1
terday, the Democratic convention re-
fused by a record vote of 351 to 601
to demand from the Board of Re-;
gents a public hearing for six stu-
dents denied readmission last fall.
The students, who were members
of the American Student Union,
laimed that their ouster was because
of their political views, but Univer-
Fity authorities claim that it was a
disciplinary action.'
Support for the student cause came
from delegates of the Fourteenth
Congressional District who asked the
convention to reprimand the authori-
ties. On motion of Judge Patrick
H. O'Brien this was modified to a
request for a public hearing. The
convention then voted on the motion.
Asked whether the episode would
cause the Regents to change their at-
titude, Regent Edmund C. Shields,
who is Democratic National Commit-
teeman, said, "It's a closed issue."
Music School Graduate
Plays in Military Band
Paul J. Tompkins, a graduate of
the University School of Music, and
a former organist at the Michigan
Theatre, is at present a membei of
the Ft. McArthur Military Band in
San Pedro, Calif., which is under the
direction of Leopold Stokowski of the
Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra.

4
'44 Winners
In Hopwoods
Are Named'
Annual Competition Firstf
Places Awarded To Kivi,
Grantham, Godoshian
Winners of the 1941 freshman1
Avery and Julie Hopwood awards
for creative writings were announcedt
yesterday by Prof. Roy W. Cowden,
director of the committe on Hopwood,
awards.r
Prizes in the three divisions of the
essay, prose narrative, and poetry
carried stipends of $50 for first prize,t
$30 for second prize and $20 for third{
prize.-
Louis Kivi of Ann Arbor was givenf
the first prize in the essay contest,1
second and third prizes in that di-
vision were given to Don E. Folkman,E
Jr., of Warren, Pa., and Ruth L.
Asness of Brooklyn, N.Y., respective-
ly.
Evelyn Grantham received the.
first prize for her prose narrative
work. Second prize in that division
was given to Constance Anne Tabor
of New York and third prize was
given to William Kehoe of Spencer-1
port, N.Y.
The poetry first prize was awarded
to Archolose Godoshian of Pontiac,
Mich. Sam Moon of Detroit took sec-
ond prize and Marilyn Bell of Grosse
Pointe, Michigan, received the third
prize.
Judges were Dr. Frank Robbins.
assistant to the president, Prof. Ar-
no L. Bader and Prof. Louis I. Bred-
vold of the English department.
73 contestants submitted 83 man-
uscripts. 24 entries were listed in
the fiction class; 21 in the poetry
division and 38 in the essay group.
Prof. Price To Talk Today
"A Modern Approach to Shake-
speare," a talk by Prof. Hereward T.
Price of the English department, will
highlight the February meeting of
the Layman's League of the Unitar-
ian Church in the church library at
6:15 p.m. today.

narked as the glorious opportunity to
quare accounts, the Day of Reckon-
ng for the Panthers.
But it looms as a terrific job to ful-
ill the task which the Dohertymen
iave carved out for themselves.
basting a full complement of indi-
idual stars, Pittsburgh will unload
ome of the nation's best cinder tal-
nt for the edification of the local
ans and the discomfiture of the
Volverines.
Under the onslaught of all these
ce trackmen, at least three Field
louse records are in jeopardy. Least
ikely to weather the concerted as-
ault is the seven year old pole vault
nark of 13 feet 8%/4 inches. Others
hat may be shattered before the
lust and the outcome have been
;ettled are the high jump and the
nile relay records.
Featuring a pair of performers
vho have both cleared 13 feet 6 in-
hes already in the young indoor
;ampaign, the pole vault event pro-
nises to produce the best leaping
ver seen in the Field House. Doyle
Rhodes is the Smoky ,City lad who
vill wage the tight duel with Michi-
an's Charlie Decker. An addition-
al Panther ace in this event is jun-
.or Red Jessup, while Doherty will
hrow another trio of vaulters into
action, all of whom have cleared 12
eet 7 inches at least. once, Bob Se-
ula, Jack McMaster and Wilbert
Wedenoja.
Most of Pitt's strength is concen-
rated in the shorter races, with Bul-
let Bill Carter and Blazing Hap Stic-
kel, a pair of Eastern sprint kings,
bearing a large share of the burden.
Stickel, whose versatility extends over
four events, staged a great exhibition
(Continued on Pae 3)
State Legislators
To I ns pect Cain pus
Buildings Today
Ten members of the House Ways
and Means Committee of the state
legislature will inspect the University
campus today. The delegation arrived
in Ann Arbor last night, and this
morning they will be shown Univer-
sity Hall and its two wings, the chem-
istry and pharmacy buildings and the
Neuropsychiatric Institute.
Members of the committee are
John P. Epsie, chairman, Eagle; Ar-
thur U. Odell, Allegan; Frank J.
Calvert, Highland Park; Joseph E.
Warner, Ypsilanti; Ellis E. Faulkner,
Delton; Audley Rawson, Cass City;
C. Dodge Williams, Charlotte; Mar-
tin A. Kronk, Detroit; Byron Court-
er, Imlay City; James I. Post, Hills-
dale; Victor A. Knox, Sault Ste.
Marie; Charles . Sundstrom, Mich-
igamme and Adam W. Sumeracki,
Wayne County.
-BULLETIN-
TOKYO, Feb. 21-(10--Foreign
Minister Yosuke Matusoka called
a special press conference late last
night to deny he had made a re-
puted special offer to Britain to
mediate.the war in Europe.
HANOI, French Indo-China, Feb.
20-(:)-Reliable sources reported
tonight a serious dispute had arisen
'between the Japanese and French
authorities over Japanese demands
for $10,000,000 worth of American
and Chinese-owned goods stored in
Haiphong warehouses.

Trackmen Depend
On Balanced Team
Michigan's Charlie Decker Will Stage Duel
With Doyle Rhodes In Pole Vault
By HAL WILSON
Staking team balance against Pittsburgh's individual brilliance, Michi-
gan's track squad is primed to throw its full vengeful might against a,
powerful crew of Panthers in their dual meet at 8 p.m. today in Yost Field
House.
And it will take every point the Wolverine trackmen can possibly muster
to turn back the Pittmen, who rank as the best cinder aggregation in the
East. Last May virtually the same outfit invaded Ann Arbor and snatched
a slim three-point 67-64 victory from the Maize and Blue, snapping a prized
winning streak that had extended to 23 consecutive dual meets.
That loss still stands painfully clear in the memories of Coach Ken Do-
herty's lads--and for nine long months this return encounter has been ear-

'Edge Of The World' To Open
At Lydia Mendelssohn Today
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Townsend To Lead All-Stars
In. Benefit Basketball Game

"The Edge of The World," first
presentation of the Art Cinema
League for the new semester, will be-
gin a two-day run at 8:30 p.m. today
in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
in the League.
Acclaimed by critics since its first
presentation in England the film has
received wide comment in America
for its dramrati depiction of the
struggles of a group of people inhab-
iting a small, economically exhausted
island off the coast of England.
The film was first released in Eng-
land in 1938 after its camera crew
had returned from a prolonged loca-
tion shooting on the island of Foula.
According to reports from the var-
ious members of the cast, the con-

l

By GENE GRIBBROEKa
Jlake Townsend, who made Michi-
gan basketball history here before
completing his career in 1938, will re-
turn toYost Field House next Fri-
day night when lie leads a team ofk
recent Wolverine cage stars againstE
the famed New York Renaissancet
quintet.
qui .
Arrangements by Don Wirtchafter,
Daily sports editor, completed last,
night, will pit theTownsendAl
Stars against the crack colored five
for the benefit of the Women's Ath
letic Swimming Pool Fund. The pro-
gram, will include, in addition, a va-
riety of other attractions.
Townsend's reappearance on the
local basketball scene will bring with
it a chance for local fans to see a

American gridder Tom Harmon. An
attempt is being made to secure the
services of other Michigan greats for
the-game.
The All-Stars opposition has long
been recognized as the game's great-
est drawing card. The Rens boast
the best record of any team that has
ever hit the pro trail, and have beat-
en every top aggregation in the land,
including the Detroit Eagles, the Ak-
ron Firestones and Oshkosh Stars, to
mention a few of their more recent
victims.
The New Yorkers combine a fast,
intricate-passing game With a good
sense of showmanship that has made
them a favorite of fans in every city
where they have performed. In the
seventeen years since Coach Bob
Douglas organized the Rens, they

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