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Cloudy and colder:


Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


Greeks To Discuss
Common Problems,



T A0
Totter As
Pre are
Kiphuth Of Yale Concedes
Victory To WolVerines
Team Is In Top Form
Michigan's Mighty
Plan New Records
EAST LANSING-March 27.--
Michigan's swimming' legions, strong-
est in all the nation, hit town to-
night in a ferocious and record-hun-
gry mood, intent on mopping up their
eighth consecutive National Colle-
giate title and twelfth in the past
15 years.
Conceded the championships by
Bob Kiphuth, coach of Yale, the only,
team granted a chance to come close
to the Wolverines, Matt Mann's squad
indicated it preferred winning it in
the water of Jenison field house pool
today and Saturday.
No Fight For First
Attention will not center on the
fight for first place, however, since
there will be no fight for first place'
-but rather on the stop-watch, the
revolving hands of which the Wol-
verines have been cheating all year.
If ever a team was ready to step
out and slash a few records it is this
team of Maize and Blue tankers.
They've been doing it all year in
mediocre condition &nd what they will
do in their top form, which they have
finally reached, is a matter of specu-
Down in Ann Arbor they were
counting on every first place except
diving. Perhaps that's a bit too op-
timistic. But it won't be far wrong.
New Records Certain
What is certain, however, is that
the records are in for an overhaul-
ing with Matt Mann's mermen play-
ing the role of mechanics for a couple
of evenings.
But there's going to be plenty of
fancy competition in this blue-blood
aquatic festival. In the sprints es-
pecially will the Mannatators have
their share of trouble. The experts,
in fact, aren't even counting on Gus
Sharemet to retain his 100 yard title
with Bill Prew of Wayne now labeled
as the man to beat.
Guy Lumsden, another of Wayne's
high-powered tankers and present
holder of the 50 yard crown is in
danger of finding himself out of the
running with Prew, Charley Barker,
Dick Fahrbach and Jim Garrett of
the Army whipping along in superb
'Panzer' Division
Those are just two of the titles
expected to change hands. The dis-
tance races will find the Michigan
"Panzer" division of Jim Welsh, Jack
Patten, Blake Thaxter and Gus Shar-
emet far superior to anything the
42 colleges assembled here have to

ig Marks.
For Title

'Be American'
Is Wihtol Plea
To Mustctans
Citing native Russian folk music,
Austris O. Wihtol, director of the
Latvian Singers, criticized American
composers who imitate foreign works
in an interview last night before
his group's performance of the Great
"I 'do not understand why Ameri-
can composers should base their ideas
on European motifs," he declared,
"while there is so much material at
home." He suggested the Middle West
as a possible theme for native com-
Mr. Wihtol first organized the Lat-
vian Singers in Hamburg, Germany,
in 1907. At that time they were a
purely instrumentalist group, but the
musicians found they could not keep
up their studies and work as barge-
men and coal passers at the same


Open House
WiHBe Held
Alumni Reunion, Banquet
Complete Activity List
For EngineWeekend
'Iomorrow Marks
Annual Program
Exhibaits from almost one hundred
engineering industries will be dis-
played simultaneously at the Engin-
eering Council's ninth Open House,
scheduled to get ander way at 9 a.m.
tomorrow in the East and West En-
gineering Buildings, the West Physicsf
Building, the Randall Laboratory,
and the ROTC Building.
In conjunction with the exhibition,
students in the College of Engineer-
ing will hold their annual All-Engin-
eering Banquet at 6:15 p.m. today
in the Union. Principal speaker at
the dinner will be Clyde Paton, chief
engineer of the Packard Motor Com-
Highlighting an engineering alumni
reunion which will also be held to-
morrow will be a luncheon meeting
in the Union at which addresses will
be presented by Gov. Murray D. Van
Wagoner, President Alexander G.
Ruthven and Dean Ivan C. Craw-
, -dofte n1f7PofFi.aiprEc

As Slavs Defy

Churchill Promises Aid

To Address Gr'eeks'

Military Revolt Succeeds


British Ready To Aid King Peter
With Powerful Military Forces

, * * ,
Former IFC
Head To Speak
On Fraternities
"Fraternities and Their Place in
the Educational System," will be the
topic of Alfred B. Connable, Detroit
Trust Company official when he

(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, March 27.--Winston
Churchill pledged all of Britain's
might today to "make common
cause" with the new Yugoslav gov-
ernment-if that governnent be pre-
pared to fight the Axis-- and other
informed sources at once pictured
this help as a naval-military-aerial
movement to harry the whole Ger-
man right flank in the Balkans.
This, they said, could be accom-
plished by British battle fleet sweeps
in the Adriatic by the transfer of
imperial troops through Salonika,
Greece, into Yugoslavia and by the
Bowers Lists

Itime. _ 1ULWtutng frnmeig
One day a Berlin concert booking A special issue of the Technic,
agent passed under their window dur- which willserve as an official guide
(Continued on Page 2) to these three events, will be issued
today. The magazine will describe
the various' exhibits at the Open
Latvian Singers, Students House andsthextours which will be
Present Great Vespers conducted for students and the visit-
Incense and candles transformed ing alumni.
Hill Auditorium into a Greek Orth- The Ordnance and Infantry bran-
odox Church last night while theches will have on exhibition several
weapons, including a number from
Latvian Singers and two student For't Custer, while the Engineering
choirs presented the Great Vespers, a unit has arranged to demonstrate
program of traditional Near Eastern mapping and map reading.
litanies. Members of Tau Beta Pi, senior
The performance, which was joint- scholastic honorary society, and Sig-
ly sponsored by Interfraternity Coun- ma Rho Tau, engineering speech so-
cil and Panhellenic, included the ciety, will serve as guides through
singing of "Prayer For The Nation" the various Open House exhibits. The
and "Prayer For The Peace Of 'The speech group will also man the in-
Soul," written by Austris 0. Wihtol, formation booth in the lobby of the
director of the Latvian Singers. East Engineering Building.
Government May Dictate Terms
C$ Y
To Industries,_M1 1c reed States
Student Defense League Told Federal Intervention
Might Result From Labor-Capital Bickering
If the owners of large industrial plants refuse to bargain with labor of
their own free will, the government will either force them to do so or will
take over their factories and operate them, prophesied Mr. H. T. McCreedy,
regional director of New America, here yesterday in a talk sponsored by the
American Student Defense League.
"If government does draft industry," he asserted, "as it has already
drafted man-power, labor will not be the loser. Experiences in the first
World War indicate that Federal officials will continue to bargain with the
-- - unions and will recognize the rights


speaks before the general assembly
of Greek Week at 2 p.m. today in Forensie
room 320 of the Union. V
Mr. Connable was the president of Series
both his fraternity and the Inter- I
fraternity Council as a student here.
17 years ago. His talk will be followed Ten Teams Will Continue
by a discussion period in which fra- Intramural Competition
ternity men, independents and facul- Ior Burr-Pratt Awards
ty members are expected to take
part ITen winning teams of the first
part. round of the elimination men's in-
Panel Discussions ; tramural debates were announced
Four discussion panels--pertinent ' yesterday by R. Erwin Bowers, '41,
to fraternity problems-will begin at student director.
3:30. They will be continued Satur- These teams will participate in four
day afternoon at the same time. more elimination contests to deter-
Fraternity-Urtiversity Relations, mine the winners of the Burr-Patt
Room 316, Jack Cory, chairman. Awards to be presented at the Speech
Rushing, Room 318, James Tobin. Honors Banquet to be held April
chairman. 30.
Finance and house Management, The winning teams included Clar-
Room 319, Edward Barrett, chair- ence Carlson, '44, and Bernard Kerohn,
man. '43, of Allen-Rumsey; Aubery Ro-
Fraternities and the Defense Issue, berts, '41BAd, and George Bosch, '43,
Room 320, Douglas Gould, chairman. of Lambda Chi Alpha; Dave Spiro,
More than 700 newly initiated fra- '42, and Harry Schagrin, '42, of Sig-
ternity members will be feted at a ma Alpha Mu; John Manikoff, '42,
formal banquet at 6:15 p.m. Saturday and Elmer Radka, '41, of Alpha Nu;
in the Union ball room. Dean Fred- and Jack Cohen, '42, and James Wolf,
erick Stecker of Ohio State Univer- '43, of Zeta Beta Tau.
sity will deliver the feature address Other winning two-man squads in-
of the evening. James Harrison, '41, cluded Bud Burgess, and Jerry
and president of the IFC will act as Sheets, of Wenley House; Hale
toastmaster. The fraternity schol- Champion, '44, and George Sallade,
ar-ship cup, annually presented to '43; Merle Webb, 41, and Eugene
the pledge class with the highest Planke, '41, of Alpha Nu; Yale Cog-
scholastic average will be presented gan, '41, and Martin Green, '43,
by Dean Joseph Bursley. Last year of Sigma Alpha Mu; and Stan Win-
the award went to the initiates of kelman, '43, and Ed Grossberg, '43, of
Kappa Nu. Zeta Beta Tau.

action of British warplanes already
based in Greece.
The German left flank rests now
on the Black Sea in both Rumania
and Bulgaria; the right flank at the
moment along the Yugoslavian fron-
tier; the whole pointed down toward
the Aegean.
British informants called Yugo-
slavia's turn-about "the first major
political defeat sustained by the Ger-
mans on the continent . . . a blow in
the face for Hitler in the presence
of the Japanese foreign minister
(Yosuke Matsuoka, who is now in
Should Yugoslavia go through with
her apparent intention to resist the
Nazis, it was added, the whole course
of matters in the southeast would
be radically changed; the German
high command would be put in the
position of having to move with a
flank uncovered-a dangerous ma-
neuver-if it moved at all.
It was suggested here that Brit-
ish military action in aid of the Yu-
goslavians would be set off by a re-
quest from King Peter II of Yugo-
slavia and a hostile movement by
the Germans themselves.
Prime Minister Churchill's an-
nouncement of the sharply changed
atmosphere in Belgrade came toward
the end of a speech before the Con-
servative Party Central Committee in
which he had reviewed Britain's suc-
cesses to date, putting at the top of
hi$ list a "supreme event more blessed
than victories , . . the rousing of the
spirit of the great American nation
and its ever more intimate associa-
tion with the common cause."
"Early this morning the Yugoslav
nation found its soul. A revolution
has taken place in Belgrade and min-
isters who yesterday signed away the
honor and freedom of their coun-
try are reported to be under arrest."
Cast Members
Of New, Play
Are Announced
Last Production Of Year,
'Remember The Day',
Will Be April 2 To 5
Members of the cast of "Remember
the Day," to be presented Wednesday
through Friday, April 2 through 5,
were announced by Frederick O.
Crandall of the speech department
and director of the play.
Players will be Peter Antonelli, '41,
first bell boy; Ollierae Bilby, '41,
Nora Trinell; Elaine Alpert, '41,
flower girl; William Stegath, '42,
second bell boy, Harvey Willens, '41,
reporter; Joe Lynn, '41, Dewey Ro-
berts; Marian Chown; '42, Kate Hill;
and William Kinzer, '42, Tom.
Other parts will be played by
Sheldon Finklestein, '42, Steve Hill;
Natlialie Schurman, '41, Ellen Talbot;
Gwendolyn Lawhead, '41, Miss Price;
Charles Leavay, Grad., Dan Hop-
kins; Thomas Armstrong, '41, Mr.
Steele; Marion Conde, '41, Edith
Phelps; Dorothy Hadley, Mrs. Ro-
berts; Lee Perry, '42, Charlie; Jim
Bob Stevenson, '43, Edgar; and Car-
ole Freeman, '42, Dorothy,
Helene Herzfeld, '42, will play Mil-
dred; Jack Mitchell, '42, Mr. Roberts,
Merle Webb, '42, Mr. Phelps; Clara
Cook, '41, Miss Kline; Margaret Cot-
ton, '42, Anna; and Jeff Solomon,
'43, will take the part of D. R. Ro-
berts. The Stage sets will be designed
by Vincent Jukes.
Hillel Nanies Cohen
President For Year

Beverly F. Cohen, '42, Pecame the
new president of the Hillel Founda-

Boy King To Lead Nation
In Stand Against Nazis;
Army Readies Defense
Hitler Rushes Men
To New Frontier
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia, March 28.
-(/P)-Yugoslavia sped its army of
1,200,000 to battle stations today on
the swift pace of an anti-Nazi, pro-
British coup that overthrew the re-
gency government for joining this
kingdom to the Axis, placed the boy
king Peter II in full power, and held
the deposed regent Prince Paul under
military arrest.
The military revolt against the Axis
alignment began at 2 a.m. Thursday,
and took control with the force of
the army behind it.
Public Backs Rebels
The public, vigorously disapprov-
ing the Axis pact, hysterically cheered
the new regime and called with in-
creasing fervor for war against Ger-
The rush of men to the colors was
swift, trains, automobiles and taxi-
cabs were commandeered to take
them to the frontiers; military trucks
rumbled through the streets; and
overhead the sky was darkened with
Yugoslavia's warplanes.
German and Italian nationals,
gaily triumphant such a little time
before. frantically tried to get out of
the country.
Paul was seized by the army at
Vinkovci, important railway junction
near the Hungarian border. He had
been reported in flight to Hungary
or -Greece.----- . ----
Simovic Is Leader
A new government headed by the
tough old air corps chief, Gen. Dusan
Simovic, with the 17-year-old King
Peter handed full sovereignty, gave
short shrift to the apoplectic German
Ambassador, Viktor Von Heeren.
Von Heeren rushed to the foreign
office Thursday morning as soon as
Peter formed a new cabinet.
He was given exactly six minutes
to state the German position-re-
ported abroad to be a virtual ulti-
When he asked about the new gov-
ernment's attitude towards the Axis
pact which the old egime signed
Tuesday' at Vienna, it as reported
that the new foreign minister Nom-
tchilo Nincic replied merely:
"I can't tell you that yet."
Otherwise, the policy of the new
government'Ndill be based on friend-
ship for the Axis, Nincic is reported
to have added.
Populace Belligerent
Neutral diplomats, however, said
this was merely an attempt to stall
for a time while the military and in-
ternal situations were consolidated
in preparation for war.
Despite official "hedging," there
was no mistaking the belligerent tem-
per of the populace. All seemed to
believe that this country finally had
a real "war cabinet" which would
break with Germany and Italy.
Greek diplomats jubilantly de-
clared that with even a part of the
Yugoslav army to assist, their troops
could complete the occupation of
Albany in three weeks at most, and
then With British aid 2,200,000 tough
fighting men would be ready to con-
front the Axis.
Preparations for war followed with
lightning speed.
Germany Sends Troops
To Yugoslav Border
SOFIA, Bulgaria, MarchX28.-(')-
German occupation forces in Bul-
garia were rushing today toward the
Yugoslav frontier, apparently as the
result of the ouster there of the
"Axis" government of Regent Prince
Paul. An informed source in this cap-

ital said the Nazi southward move-
m"ent of troops, under way since the
occupation of Bulgaria, hid been re-
versed suddenly and a rush of Nazi
reinforcements was sent in the di-
rection of defiant Yugoslavia.
"The movement of the past several
weeks in men and materials has been



Ruiven Talks
Ref ore Alumni
Presidet g ays Education
Mlust Not Be Curtailed

Welsh is going out for the "grand "There should be no curtailment
slam" of winning all three. Only one in educational training as the na-
man has ever done that before and tion plans its defense program,"
(Continued on Page 3) President Alexander G. Ruthven said
-- in an address Wednesday night be-
T fore the University of Michigan
Patten " 10 IVe Alumni Club of Chicago.
Dr. Ruthven told the alumni that
.ectur* e Series"you must help us pursue a steady
course so that we can produce wise
--_V _ leaders and intelligent followers.
Faculty Member To Talk "Alt"hou gh we "iesliding and bein
pushed and pulled to the brink of
At Oregon University disaster we must give our universi-
ties help to pursue a steady course and
Prof. Bradley M. Patten, chairman in so doing we will be doing a great
of the Department of Anatomy in the service," he asserted. "We are not
Medical School, left yesterday for training men for today. We are train-.
Portland, Ore., where he will deliver ing men for tomorrow."
the annual Noble Wiley Jines lec- Commenting on what lie believed
tures under the auspices of the Uni- was "Michigan spirit" the president
versity of Oregon School of Medicine, described it as "sympathetic under-
He will deliver two lectures entitled, standing," and the "product of our
"The First eart Beats in Living efforts to build a unified institution."
Embryos as Recorded by Micromov- Fielding H. Yost, who accompanied
ing Pictures and Analyzed Electro- Dr. Ruthven, was presented with a
cardiographically" and "The Fora- gold football on which was inscribed
men Ovale-Its Development, its Role "with fond appreciation for 40 years
in Postnatal Circulatory Changes and of loyal service."
Vc r~n~yni~ EmfPP.o"

of the workers."
Figures were quoted by the speaker
in support of his contention that the
labor movement gained, rather than
lost, ground during World War I. He
pointed out that "in 1917 there were
4,000 strikes--more than in any other
year in history, with the exception of
1937. However, due to mediation,
largely sponsored by the government,
war production was not seriously
"It is to labor's advantage, there-
fore," McCreedy continued, "to take
a positive attitude toward national
defense and aid to Britain; for if
Fascism wins, unions will be done
away with and democracy will be
blacked out for generations."
Confident that the workers of the
nation have already realized this fact,
he declared, "Organized labor will
take an active part in the defense ef-
fort and when the war is over will
(Continued on Page 2)
I, it t Speaks
Fof nt gineeres
Speaking on "The Separation of
Materials," Dr. C. C. DeWitt, chair-
man of the Department of Chemical
and Metallurgical Engineering at
Michigan State College, addressed
members of the student chapter of

Second Greek Week
Today's activities begin the second
annual Greek Week, a project of the
IFC modeled after similar ones at
Minnesota and Ohio State. It will
afford fraternity men an opportunity
to discuss their mutual problems and
iron out ills now existing in the fra-
ternity system.
Harrison and John DeVine, '41, are
co-chairmen. Donald C. Stevenson,
'42, and Paul Cosper, '42, are in
charge of the program. Roger Kelley,
'42, contacted speakers and Arron
Kahn, '42, handled publicity for the

Tesla Coil To 'Shock'
Guests At Open House
Students walking through the En-
gineering Arch from 11:45 a.m. to
1:15 p.m. today will be "shocked" to
find a Tesla Coil in operation, which
is guaranteed by the Engineering
Open House Committee to be one
of the year's most "shocking" cam-
pus exhibitions.
The committee, however, hastens
to explain that they mean 'shock-
ing" in the electrical sense.

Anthropologist Speaks:
Mummy Discovery In Colorado
.ndieates Asiatic Ori'in Of Indian

Natural mummies found in the
caves of the 2,000 year old Basket
Maker peoples of southwestern Colo-
rado have aided in establishing the
Asiatic origin of the American In-
dian, Paul S. Mattin, chief curator
of the Department, of Anthropology
of the Field Museum of Natural His-I
tory at Chicago, stated in an inter-
view here yesterday.
"Lice and lice eggs found in the
hair of naturally preserved Indian
mummies were found to be Asiatic in-
stead of European types," he said,
"This evidence supports the theory
that the Indians entered the Ameri-
can continent from Asia by way of
the Bering Straits,"
Mr. Martin delivered an illustrated
friverMtlec turei hore in wh-ich hi

such condition that bits may be placed
in a saline solution to show the blood
grouping of the peoples," he asserted.
Well preserved dogs, apparently
killed to be buried with the master,
are often ,found with human bodies
in the rear of the same caves inhabit-
ed by the Indians. Frequently rats
and various insects were buried with
the bodies by accident and remain in
good condition, he observed.
Mr. Martin noted that baskets, rab-
bit fur blankets, and various utensils
probably included for supernatural
use, are found with the mummies and
sometimes the bodies of infants are
discovered strapped onto cradle
"There was no special ceremony or

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