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Students Confer
On Democracy ...

Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication



Team Leads

NCAA Meet;


Makes Strong Bid

Natators Hold Three-Point
Margin Over Bulldogs
As Heydt, Barker Win
Michigan Captures.
Medley Relay Event
EAST LANSING, March 28-Cling-
ing desperately to a slim three point
lead at the end of the first day of
the 18th annual national collegiate
swimming meet, Michigan's tank
squad received a rude jolt from an
inspired and fighting Yale aggrega-
tion here tonight.
Michigan had 36 to Yale's 33
points but indications were that this
was going to be far from the walk-
away previously predicted for the
Big Ten champions.
Challenging the Wolverines from
start to finish, the Bulldogs took
two first places which together with
a raft of place points brought them
within scoring distance of Matt
Mann's crew which made off with
three firsts tonight.
The failure of Michigan's distance
corps to come through as expected
hurt as much as anything else. Jim
Welsh, counted on to cop possibly
all three distance events, failed to hit
his stride and took seconds in the
150,0-meter and 220-yard race instead.
However, Wolverine victories in the
50, the 150 backstroke and the 300
yard medley relay pushed the Maize
and Blue total a shade above Yale's
violent attack.
This morning's 1500 meter grind,
which Welsh had his heart set on,
turned out to be the closest race of
the day. Rene Chouteau, swimming
for Yale, led practically all the way
with Jim'hanging within a foot or
two of his churning hands. It was
so close at the finish that their times
were identical, 19:43.4, but Chou-
teau's touch whipped the plucky Wol-
verine senior.
The 50-yard free style event start-
ed the evening's festivities off as
lanky Charley Barker dethroned Guy
Lumsden with a sparkling :23 flat
performance which tied the existing
NCAA mark. All six sprinters hit the
25 yard turn even, but 15 yards from
home those flashing arms and legs of
Charley's pulled him in two feet
ahead of Wayne's Bill Prew Lums-
(Continued on Page 3)
Regents Grant
Leave To Nine-
Deny CIO Plea
Reappoint Two Members
To Board Of Law Club
At Yesterday's Meeting
The Board of Regents granted nine
faculty sabbatical leaves, reappoint-
ed two members of the Board of Gov-
ernors of the Lawyers Club and de-
nied the petition of Local 269 of the
Municipal, County and State Workers
of America (CIO) for an audience to
discuss collective bargaining for the
University employ'es, at its March
meeting yesterday.
The Board granted professor of
Community Culture, Arthur Dunham,
a sabbatical leave for the year 1941-
'42. Sabbaticals for the first semester
of the year 1941-'42 were granted to
Profs. Kenneth C. McMurry, Jesse
S. Reeves, Ralph L. Belknap, Nor-
man R. F. Maier, Chester A. Arnold,
and Ernest A. Philippson of the Col-
lege of Literature, Science and the
Arts and to Prof. Louis H. New-
burgh of the Medical School.
Dr. R. G. Adams was given leave
of absence for the second semester

of the current year on account of ill-
ness, and Mr. Lloyd A. Brown, Cur-
ator of Maps in the Clements Li-
brary, was appointed acting director
during his absence. The Board grant-
ed Prof. Valentine B. Windt leave
of absen1ce from May 27 to June 30
in order to direct the Dramatic Fes-
During the absence of Prof. Ken-
neth C. McMurry on sabbatical leave,
Prof-Preston E. James has been se-

Backstroke Champion

New Heredity
Is Established
Clinic To Be Open Also;
Dean A. C. Furstenberg
Recommnends Project
Will Be Associated
With Medical School
A new Department of Human
Heredity and Clinic-the first of its
kind in America-was established
by the Board of Regents yesterday
at its March meeting.
The new department will be a di-
vision of the Laboratory of Verte-
brate Genetics but will be closely as-
sociated with the Medical School. It
was established upon the recommen-
dation of Dean A. C. Furstenberg of
the Medical School and will be un-
der the direction of Dr. Lee R. Dice,
Director of the Laboratory of Ver-
tebrate Genetics, it was announced.
The department and clinic will
represent the first concerted and or-
ganized effort to investigate the
role of heredity as a factor in human
disease, Dr. Furstenberg explained.
It is the eventual outcome of studies
of heredity in animals which have
been conducted at the Laboratory of
Vertebrate Genetics, a program that
was expanded this year through a
grant from the Rackham Research
Fund, to include certain problems of
human heredity, he said.
The function of the Clinic, he ex-
plained, will be the securing of the
necessary data for the determination
of the role played by heredity in the
production of or predisposition to
malformations and disease. Medical
men recognize, it was pointed out,
that a better understanding of this
matter is necessary for a more com-
plete knowledge of the etiology,
course, and treatment of many hu-
man ailments, and it is therefore
proposed to havethe new department
cooperate closely with investigators
and various others who are studying
denatal abnormalities, body propor-
tions and growth, speech defects,
deafness, and the like.
In the course of years a reservoir
of discoveries made by experimenting
on non-human vertebrates has been
gathered. This will be valuable in the
present study of hereditary factors
in human beings, Dean Furstenberg

Van Wagoner
To Address
500 Alumni
Ruthven To Open Meeting;
Engineers Will Honor
Outstanding Graduates
Ninth Open House
To Sponsor Tours
Gov. Murray D. Van Wagoner will
address a group of more than 500
University graduates on "The Engin-
eer in Public Life" at a luncheon
meeting today in the Union, high-
lighing the College of Engineering's
first Ann Arbor Alumni Reunion.
Twelve outstanding American en-
gineers, all graduates of the Univer-
sity, will be cited for their work in
engineering, industry, public health,
education and public affairs at the
meeting. Their names will be an-
nounced in tomorrow's Daily.
Other speakers at the luncheon will
be President Alexander G. Ruthven
who will give the welcoming address
and Dean Ivan C. Crawford of the
College of Engineering who will speak
on "Engineering at Michigan." Prof.
A. H. White of the chemical engin-
eering department will preside.
The alumni will be entertained at
their luncheon by a short program
by the Varsity Glee Club consisting
of several classical selections and
Michigan songs that the club will
sing in its annual spring concert at
8:15 Thursday in 'Hill Auditorium.
Being held simultaneously with the
Alumni Reunion is the Engineering
Council's ninth Open House which
will be open to sight-seers from 9
a.m. to 10 p.m. today in the East
and West Engineering Buildings and
the Randall Laboratory of Physics.
Five tours have been organized for
visitors to the Open House, all start-
ing from the lobby of the East En-
nineering Building. The first includes
exhibits of aeronautical and metal-
lurgical engineering and metal pro-
cessing; the second, chemical engin-
eering: the third, electrical, mechan-
ical and civil engineering and naval
architecture; the fourth, engineering
mechanics and automotive engineer-
ing, and the fifth, physics.
Other exhibits include several fa-
tigue machines used for testing var-
ious objects, tensile strength testing
machines, heat testing apparatus,
different forms of propeller blades,
x-ray equipment used for the inspec-
(Continued on Page 6)

Nazis Retaliate, Threaten
Yugoslavs With Internal
Disorder In Latest Move

Ohio State Dean Will Address
Greek Week Pledge Banquet.

Alfred Connable, Jr. (right), president of the IFC 17 years ago, con-
fers with James Harrison, '41, (center), present head, and John Devine,
'41, secretary-treasurer, concerning the panels of Greek Week which
ends today.
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Co-Op Groups
Will Convene
For Two Days
Mamagement, Purchasing,
Personnel, Accounting
Are Discussion Topics
The first annual Michigan Cooper-
ative Conference, a state-wide parley
of all Michigan cooperative organiza-
tions, will begin here at 10 a.m. to-
day with registration in the Union.
The convention is being sponsored
by the University's Intercooperative
Council and will be attended by co-
operative leaders from throughout
the state. All of Michigan's famous
campus cooperatives will hold open
house today and tomorrow and towns-
people and students as well as dele-
gates are welcome to visit any of the
houses or convention parleys.
Registration will be followed 6y a
tour of the student cooperatives, the
Wolverine and the Ann Arbor Co-
operative Society, according to the
program arranged by Betty Zunk, '42,
chairman of the Intercooperative
Council Education Committee.
SThegeneral meeting will begin at
1 p.m. with an introductory speech by
Miss Zunk. Edward Fried, '41, chair-
man of the Intercooperative Council,
will state the purposes of the con-
vention, and Rev. H. L. Pickerill, Ann
Arbor cooperative leader, will speak
on "Development and Implications of
The discussion groups will convene
at 2 p.m. Topics will be "Problems
in Organization of Cooperatives,"
Harold Guetzgow, Grad., chairman,
and "Specific Problems in Manage-
ment of Cooperatives." Purchasing,
personnel, education, accounting, and
financing will be discussed, with
Richard Shuey, '42E, Laurence Mas-
cott, '41, Miss Zunk and Robert Mor-
row, '42BAd, respectively as discussion

Dean Frederick Stecker, of Ohio
State, will address more than 7001
fraternity initiates at 6:15 p.m. today4
at a formel pledge banquet in the
Union Ballroom, the closing part of
the Interfraternity Council's Greek
Week ceremonies.
A scholarship cup, won last year by
the initiates of Sigma Alpha Mu, will
be presented to the pledge class with
the highest scholastic average. Dean
Joseph Bursley will make the pre-
sentation, James Harrison will act as
Four discussion panels, begun yes-
terday, will continue at 2:30 ,p.m.
today in the Union.
University: Relations will meet in
Room 304; Rushing Problems, Room
305; Defense Issues, Room 116; Home
Management and Finance, Room 306.
Greek Week opened yesterday with
alt address by Alfred B. Connable be-
fore the general assembly of fra-
ternity men.
Commending the fraternity system
as a builder of scholarship and loy-
alty, Connable warned fraternity men
that their system will last only if
they are willing to recognize and ful-
fill their obligations to the group, the
University, the faculty 'and their
"The University of Michigan owes

a debt to its Greeks," Connable said.
"Past generations have more than
justified the fraternity system. Deal-
ing in human values as they do, fra-
ternities must be used as tools of con-,
struction through training and skill."
At the Fraternity-University Rela-
tions panel, it was recommended that
members of the faculty should be in-
vited to house dinners as guests of
individual fraternity men rather than
of the entire house. Along the same
line, chaperons should be invited as
guests to a party, rather than as
The Rushing Panel concerned it-
self with the revision of present rules
to conform to recognized practices.
The dormitory influence and de-
ferred rushing were also discussed
and it was decided to recommend
lectures to freshmen and rushing
chairmen on whatever rules are
More efficient methods of collect-
ing bills and delinquent accounts'
were suggested to the Finance panel
by M. Homer Heath of the Ann Arbor
Trust Co.
Under Doug Gould, '41, the De-
fense panel passed a resolution that
efforts should be made to awaken an
interest in the defense work among
fraternity members.

Plan To Exploit Slav-Croat
Hatred; New Officials
Repudiate German Pact
Armies Mobilized
On North Frontier
BELGRADE, March 28. -P)-
Yugoslavia today repudiated, in ef-
Fect, the Axis alliance and informed
quarters close to the new government
predicted that Germany would with-
'Zold military assault at least momen-
tarily while trying to break up the
,ountry from within.
Hitler would try to achieve this
goal, it was suggested, by exploit-
'ng old Serb-Croat hatreds.
The Yuogslav army, 1,200,00 strong,
,tood mobilized at the frontiers,
'eady for any military threat, but
Ā°harpest' interests shifted to Zagreb,
where the Croat leader, Vice Premier
7lIadimir Macek, debated with his
'ieutenants whether to remain in the
Zew cabinet.
Macek, a holdover from the "Axis"
government which was forced out
Thursday, was said to fear that Croa-
tia, the northern part of the country,
would bear the first fury of any Ger-
man or Italian attacks, and thus he
desired fulfillment of the Vienna
agreement of last Tuesday.
German news agencieĀ§ circulated
stories, cautiously as yet, that Macek
had been forced at pistol point to
enter the new cabinet and that the
Croats were "restless."
(That Germany hoped to exploit
this rift to the fullest extent was in-
-icated by Belgrade dispatches of
DNB, official German news agency,
stressing Macek's indecision and not-
ng the political differences between
the Serbs and Croats, largest indi-
-7idual segments of the quilt-work
kngdom of Yugoslavia.)
The Governor of Croatia was un-
derstood, however, to be negotiating
with Macek and the new premier,
Gen. Dusan Simovic, for continued
Croat representation in the cabinet.
It is recalled here that the "divide
and conquer" tactic was used success-
fully by Germany against Czecho-
slovakia after Hitler's setback of May,
1938, when President Eduard Benes
mobilized the Czechs to defy the
Roosevelt Recognizes
New Slav Government
WASHINGTON, March 28.--A)-
President Roosevelt gave full recog-
nition tonight to the new Yugoslav-
ian government headed by the boy
king, Peter II, and sent him a mes-
sage encouraging him to resist Axis
The message threw the whole
weight of the government behind the
encouragement given yesterday to
the new Yugoslavian regime by
Sumner Welles, undersecretary of
State, who virtually promised the
Balkan kingdom that aid would be
forthcoming under the Lease-Lend
policy if Germany launched an at-

Regents Accept Gifts Totaling
$85,000 At March Meeting
Gifts totaling $84,991.71 were ac- Student Good Will Aid fund for Men,
cepted by the Board of Regents yes- and $34.54 for the fund for Women;
terday on behalf of the University at the Allied Chemical and Dye Corpo-
the Board's March meeting. ration donated two fellowships of
The largest grant was that of the $750 for 1941-42 in organic chemistry
Carnegie Institute of New York which and chemical engineering; the Rock-
gave $50,000 to the Department of efeller Foundation contributed $3,000
Library Science as part of the Car- for the expense of establishing in the
negie Library and Endowment Fund. Summer Session an English Lang-
The Board accepted a bequest of uamge Center for Latin Americans
$22,500 in stocks from the estate of coming to the United tates for study
Mrs. Alida K. Knapp of Monroe, 'to and research.
found a loan fund four the medical Another anonymous donation was
students as a memorial to her hus- that of 100 shares of automobile
band, Lewis Charles Knapp, '91M. stock to be used at the discretion
For Medical Work of the dean of the Medical School.
The Medical School was also the Mr. Samuel Frank of Detroit and
beneficiary of income from real prop- Pontiac gave $1000 to the Kate Frank
erty and a trust estate of the late Memorial Loan Fund available to all
Grace W. Biddle of Detroit. The in- students except freshmen. The Stan-
come from both sources will be used dard Oil Company of California con-
for post-graduate work in medicine. tributed $800 to renew its fellowship;
for potrat dy the Parke-Davis Corporation gave a
Among other gifts, accepted by the total of $1100 to renew scholarships
Regents at the meeting were three for 1941-42; Mr. James Ingalls do-
from donors who preferred to remain nated $500 to the Frank N. Wilson
anonymous--$1,500 for the income lectures in Cardiology.
account of the Rackham Sociologi-_
cal Research Fund, $300 for the
president's special fund, and $40 to R. Erwin Bowers
constitute the Mary A. Cabot award
for this year. Is Named Oratory
Other gifts were received from Mr.
James Milton Barnes, Evanston,Ill, Co11eso
$1,000 for student aid; from nthe Na-
tional Re e i uc (Oi1oari, a[further 1t.. Erwin Bowers, '41, was named
grant of $1,000 for Dr. Edward B. the winner of the University oratory
Green's investigation of the use of
the Link Trainer,1)om .i eWomen's finals and representative in the North
Auxiliary or the West Michigan State Central League Contest to be held
Dental Society, $100 for the Amnericati here May 2.
Dental Association hoal F nd. H1e won over four other contest-
A gift of $2060 for tuition schol ants in yesterday's finals, with his
arships was received from the Uni- speech entitled, "The Second Eman-
versity of Michigan Club of Ann Ar-
bor; the 1940 Senior Ball Committee cipation." The finals were judged by
contributed $60 for the University members of the speech department
Hospital Aid Fund; the Michigan faculty.
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Yugoslavs, Turks May Endanger
NaziCampaign,_McDowell Says,

Trained Engineers
Need Personality,
Clyde Patn States
Emphasizing the need of "human
engineering training," Clyde Paton,
chief engineer of the Packard Motor
Car Company, asserted in a College
of Engineering speech at the Union
last night that technical knowledge
alone was not sufficient for success;
it must always be accompanied by
"Civilization will be making a great
step forward when it puts psycho-
analysts to work on the problem of
personality in the schools," he said
"because their help is needed in'
makingu sd liscnver nur shorteom-

"There is a fifty-fifty chance thatY
Germany will decide itot to provoke
a conflict in the Balkans at this
This was the opinion expressed byt
Robert H. McDowell of the arche-
ology department in an interview
yesterday. McDowell has spent a
total of 22 years in the Near East-
a good part of which time has beeni
passed in Turkey. His last visit end-{
ed in 1937.
"With Yugoslavia and Turkey
ready to fight, the Nazis would be
risking a major - campaign whiclP
would seriously weaken the Ger-
man attack on Great Britain," he
McDowell expressed the belief that
"if Turkey fights Germany, it is al-
Faculty Men bers
To Address Voters
Dr. Russell Smith of the Law
School and Dr. George T. Benson of
the political science department are
faculty members scheduled to speak
at a "voters' information town hall"
to be held at the City,Hall chambers
April 2.
Under the joint auspices of the
League of Women Voters, the speak-
I ...m mii ii - y -c anH5-fp smp and

most certain that Russia will send
munitions and supplies to the Turks."
He estimated the size of the Turk-
ish army at about 800,000 first class
troops and an equal number of well
trained reserves. These soldiers are
well officered and have an excep-
tionally high fighting morale.
"There has been a tendency to
underestimate the equipment of the
Turkish army," McDowell, who served
in the British army fighting the
Turks after America's entrance into
the last war, declared.
"Turkey can produce the basic
armaments and munitions, but could
not supply itself in a long campaign,
and if they enter this conflict must
be assured of supplies from Great
Britain and, [he United States," 'he
asserted. /
'The ''i.roks are short on tanks, air-
planes and anti-aircaft guns, and
consequently would not be very ef-
fective against the Nazi army in the
plains regions, McDowell added.
"But with their experience in
mountain fighting and equipment for
that type of warfare, T would re-
gard them as superior to the Ger-
mans in any fighting that may occur
in the Balkan Mountains," he de-
Another idea that lie regarded as
overplayed was the possibility of Hit-
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Opens Parley
Of Methodists
As the featured speaker of their
opening banquet yesterday at the
First Methodist Church,dHarold A.
Ehrensperger, editor of "Motive,"
newly formed magazine of the Meth-
odist Student Youth Movement, ad-
dressed delegates to the state con-
ference for Methodist students on
the subject, "Motives-Action-Life."
Democracy's defense must begin in
America, stated Ehrensperger, with
the college students, who are leading
in intellectual interests, first remov-
ing the prejudices and class distinc-
tions attached to our society. Stu-
dents can, he said, find their goal
by attaining the fineness and b.Qauty
to be got through religion, and by
working diligently with a perspective.
Meditation and worship periods
and lectures will complete the pro-
gram for this morning's session. The


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