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VOL. LL No. 99 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1941 Z-323
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Pitt Track Squad,
Sti ff Resistance
If He Lived Today
Decker Shatters Pole-Vault Mark By Over 2 Inches
As McCarthy's 10 Points Lead Local Scoring; Team
Balance Proves Deciding Factor In Varsity's Win
By HAL WILSON
Highlighted by a superb record-shattering pole vault performance by
junior Charlie Decker, Michigan's powerful track squad crushed Pittsburgh's
Eastern Intercollegiate champions last night at the Field House, 64-40.
Although the teams shared first place honors with six wins, in the final
analysis it was traditional Michigan balance that prevailed over a Panther
outfit studded with individual stars.
The pole vault event, expected to develop into a sparkling duel between
Michigan's Decker and Pitt's Doyle Rhodes, fulfilled its pre-meet promise
in every way, When the cross-bar rose to 13 feet 6 inches and a trio of vault-
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Then the bar was moved up several
notchesto 13 feet 10 inches and
Decker took a determined stance at
one end of the 'long runway. Amid
a hush he tilted the blunt nose of
his slim pole into the air, blazedI
down the narrow path with perfect-
ly-timed strides, and with a mighty
effort soared magnificently over the
bar and into the sawdust- pit with
three records in his lap.
Erasing the seven-year old Field
House mark of 13 feet 8% inches
established by Tim Lowry of Michi-
gan Normal, Decker's record vault
also raised the all-time Michigan
ceiling more than two inches, as well
as establishing a new meet mark. The
Panther duo, Rhodes and Red Jessup,
each took three cracks at the height,
but failed by bare inches, and all
three called it quits for the evening.
Other than Decker, sophomore
Frank McCarthy stole the individual
laurels for the Wolverines. Making
his initial home cinder appearance,
the husky lad collected three sec-
ond places and 'athird, which were
good' for 10 points and a tie with.
Pittman Hap Stickel for meet scor-
Alte 'mating among the high jump
and broad jump pits and the two
hurdle races, McCarthy turned in a
finished all-around performance los-
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To Finish Ruin
To Speak Here
'Far Eastern Background'
To Be Subject Of Talk
The Honorable Edwin L. Neville,
recently American Minister to. Thai-
land, will give a University lecture
on "The Far Eastern background,"
at 4:15 p.m. Monday in the Rack-
ham Amphitheatre, the first of a
series of four lectures to be delivered
here on the Far East under the aus-
-pices of the political science de-
Immediately after graduating from
the University in 1907, Mr. Neville
began his service in the Far East
and became Consul and Consul-Gen-
eral in yarious posts in China and
Japan, and became Secretary of the
American Embassy at Tokyo in 1925.
He was made Counsellor of Em-
bassy and Consul-General in the Jap-.
anese capital in 1928, and in 1937
was appointed United States Minister
to Siam, the highest honor which is
accorded a career diplomat.
Mr. Neville's program here will
include four University lectures, par-
ticipation in the work of the de-
partment in the field of international
relations and consultation with stu-
dents who are interested in the Unit-
ed States Foreign Service as a ca-
Tokyo Press Attacks U.S.
Prepare Saigon Base
(By The Associated Press)
TOKYO, Feb. 21.-The Japanese
press accused the United States and
Britain today of heading a four-
power scheme intended to "encircle"
this country, and Foreign Minister
Yosuke Matsuoka declared continued
British and American defense pre-
parations in the South Pacific would
create a situation "attended by con-
siderable danger." °
A commentator in the newspaper
Nichi Nichi asserted "the Anglo-Sax-
ons" were cleverly trying to split
Japan away from the German-Italian
"What we should fear is neither
warplanes, bombing planes nor para-
chute troops, but the plots and
schemes under which Britain and the
United States attempt to collapse
the tripartite alliance by utilizing
their first rate art of propaganda."
A similar attempt to break Italy
has thus far failed, the commenta-
tor added, and so attention had been
turned to Tokyo.
"They (the Anglo-Saxons) say that
if Japan will sever relations with the
Axis,. Japan will be lent money and
More than one paper took up the
theme of an alleged British-Ameri-
can effort, supported by Australia
and the Dutch East Indies, at eco-
nomic and strategic encirclemen$ of
Saigon Seen As Base
For Japanese Move
SHANGHAI, Feb. 22=-(Saturday)
-(,!P)-Reliable travelers arriving
from Saigon, French Indo-China,
asserted today Japan's military and
political grip on French Indo-China
is being strengthened daily and that
foreign residents of Saigon are con-
vinced Japan is preparing to strike
at the East Indies with Saigon as
a sea and air base.
These sources said the Japanese
who entered on the pretext of mediat-
ing the border conflict between Indo-
China and Thailand already have
completely undermined French au-
thorities and now are dictating the
colony's internal and external af-
fairs, duplicating conditions in north-
Students May Call
For Unsold Books
All unsold books at the Union-
League Book Exchange may be ob-
tained at the Student Offices of the
Union today or Monday between 1
p.m. and 5 p.m.
Checks for books sold will be mailed
Tuesday and Wednesday director Bob
Samuels, '42, of the Union executive
Over three-fourths of the books
turned in have been sold, Samuels
declared, urging those individuals
receiving post cards yesterday to call
for their unsold books at once to
avoid confusion and loss.
Will Give Talk
On War Issues,
Urged To Register!
All men and women who wish to
participate in intramural debating
must register with student directors
Jean Maxted, '41L, and Jack Shuler,
'42L. it was announced.
Teams will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday
in Room 1025 Angell Hall to decide
on the proposition of campus in-
terest to be debated in the two sep-
Trophies will be awarded to the
winners and runners-up at the speech
honors banquet to be held in April.
Britain Reported Holding
African Troops Ready
German Move Seen
'A Matter Of Hours'
(By The Associated Press)
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia, Feb. 21-.
With Nazi pontoons reported lacing
he ice-free Danube in preparation
or a mass German military march
nto Bulgaria, the Turkish official
adio broadcast tonight that the Bri-
ish are holding large forces in North
frica in readiness for a swift sally
ito the Balkans by way of Greece.
Thus, said the broadcast, Britain
ither is considering establishing a
;eneral Balkan front against the
lermans or it intends to prevent
xreece being rushed into an untimely
rmistice under the threat of Nazi
evasion by way of Bulgaria.
Eden, Dill In Cairo
(Both Foreign Secretary Anthony
den and General Sir John Dill, the
chief of the British Imperial Gen-
ral Staff, are in Cairo, and there
ire strong intimations they are con-
erned primarily with the German
hreat to .Greece and Turkey, which..
n turn might become a threat to the
hole British position in the eastern
Mediterranean and Middle East.)
The Turkish radio noted the lack
)f news about the doings of the
army of the Nile since it completed
he domination of Cirenaia, and
aid: "The British maybe holding
hese. forces in readiness for an in-
tant call to Greece."
As for the Germans, a reliable di-
lomatic informant reported not only
onsiderable numbers of pontoons al-
eady built across the Danube from
?umania to Bulgaria, but reported,
oo, that movement of a Nazi expedi-
ionary force into Bulgaria was "a
natter of days, if not hours."
Troops Ready To Go
German motorized troops in col-
unns many miles long moved through
Iumania toward the frontier of Bul-
Taria-beyond which liesrBritain's
ily, Greece-and German warplanes
naneuvered over Rumania.
Two anti-aircraft guns were mount-
d atop one large building in Sofia
nd the United States legation there
,rinted placards in English, Bul-
;arian and German, reading:
"This building is the property of
he United States."
Even leaders of the Government's
Party in Bulgaria expressed fear
that there would be internal disor-
ders when the Nazis finally crossed
Daily To Hold
News and feature writing, head-
line-writing and proof-reading will
be taught to all eligible sophomores
and second semester freshmen try-
ing out for posts on the editorial
staff of The Daily at 5 p.m. Tuesdy
in the Student Publications Building.
A meeting for all men wishing to
join the business staff of The Daily
will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in
the Student Publications Building.
Work on that staff will be concerned
mainly with advertising contracts and
the drawing up of ads.
Business staff tryouts will be eli-
gible for the posts of managers of
local advertising, circulation, and na-
tional advertising, service, accounts,
classified advertising and publication
and contracts in their junior year.
To Be Discussed Here
In Defense Conference
League To Show
Of The World'
The final run of "The Edge of the
World," British film being presented
by the Art Cinema League, will be
shown at 8:30 p.m. today in Lydia
Substance for the story was taken
from the situation which developed
on a small island economically ex-
hausted. The plot is woven around
the love affair of a young girl and
her father's attempt to guard her
honor, an attempt which finally re-
sults in his death.
The film was almost unanimously
approved by American critics when
it first appeared in America last year
and has been spoken of as the Bri-
tish "Grapes of Wrath."
Two Plan Sixty Mile
Hike For Sixty Dollars
"Can't!" claimed Ed Anderson, '42,.
and Paul Cosper, '42.
"Can!" disagreed Buel Morley, '43,
and Jim Kline, '43.
And to settle the argument, Morley
and Kline will leave Ann Arbor at
1 p.m. today, with an objective of
walking sixty miles within twenty-
The rate is a dollar a mile. If they
make the distance.,theyvegt sixty
Basketball Team Battles Illinois
As Sextet Faces Brantford Today
By NORM MILLER
A greatly improved Wolverine
basketball team will be out to settle
an early season score with Illinois
tonight at Yost Field House when the
Varsity collides with Coach Doug
Mills' Champaign invaders at 7:30
Inspired by their recent successes
over their last two Big Ten foes, the
Wolverines will be out to avenge the
47-41 defeat pinned on them by the
Illini in an earlier meeting this year.
Gone from the Illinois lineup are
first-stringers Walter (Hoot) Evers,
and Henry Sachs, but judging from
the manner in which the Mills cagers
poured baskets through the hoop
against Iowa Monday night, the Il-
lini are still nobody's pushover.
In rangy Dive Dillon and veteran
'Bob Richmond, the Illinois mentor
has uncovered a pair of capable high-
scoring substitutes to replace his in-
eligible aces and keep the Orange
and Black well up in the Conference
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By ART H LL
At precisely 8:30 p.m. today the
lamb will be led to the slaughter as
the Michigan hockey team takes the
ice to battle the powerful Brantford
A.C. team, one of the best amateur
outfits in Ontario.
The Wolverines are hopeful of
springing an upset victory over the.
strong Canadian club but this seems,
at best, a forlorn hope when one con-
templates the star-studded lineup of
the visiting squad,
Martin Leads Attack
Pacing the Brantford attack will
be husky Scotty Martin, a full-blood-
ed Indian who is a native of the Six
Nations Reserve near Brantford. Mar-
tin, who plays center, spent a couple
of seasons with the Tulsa (Okla.)
professional team but has regained
his amateur standing and so is eligible
to compete in the Senior Ontario
Harold (Buzz) Cockburn will be in
the nets for the visitors. Buzz is an
acrobatic gent who knows more than
somewhat about the art of stopping
Speaking on inter-American rela-t
tions as affected by the war, Mr.
Richard Pattee of the Division of
Cultural Relations, Department of
State, will give a University lecture
at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Rackham
Lecture Hall, under the auspices of
the University Committee on Defense
Before the lecture Mr. Pattee will
meet with the newly formed Latin
American Journal Club and other
graduate students of the social sci-
ences from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in
the East Conference Room of the
Mr. Pattee will lead a public sem-
inar discussion at 7:30 p.m. in the
West Conference Room of the Rack-
ham Building at which time he will
answer written and oral questions on
the afternoon lecture.
Educated in the South West, Mr.
Pattee taught for 10 years at the
University of Puerto Rico and con-
ducted extensive tours in Latin Amer-
ican countries where he added Port-
uguese to his store of languages.
He has written numerous articles
on Latin America for historical per-
iodicals, and has been made assis-
tant director of the State Depart-
ment's Division of Cultural Relations.
Ruthven To Make
Brief Illinois Tour
President Alexander G. Ruthven
will leave tomorrow for a brief speak-
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Regents Announce Appointments,
Donations And Leaves Of Absence
Gifts totaling $10,891.00 were ac-
cepted yesterday by the Board of
Regents at their regular February1
The Regents approved the accep-
tance of a gift of $1175.00 from the
Detroit Council of Social Agencies
for the Community Fund scholar-
ships, a gift of $500.00 from the es-
tate om Alice Grey Snyder Thomp-
son for a fund to aid women students
and a gift of $397.50 from the Uni-
versity of Michigan Club of Detroit
to endow the University Club schol-
Other gifts accepted by the Board
were $1000.00 from an anonymous
donor to be used for the President's
Fund, $3,000.00 from Parke Davis Co.
to continue a research project in
allergy until December 31, 1941, and
contributions of $471.81 and $985.00
for the Elsie Gardner Stanley Schol-
arship Fund and the Martha Cook
Scholarship Fund, respectively.
Two fellowships in clinical research
amounting to $2,700.00 from the Up-
ih (-mnan in Kalamazo.an nnther
who gave $100.00 for the Law Schol-
arship Fund; from Prof. and Mrs.
H. H, Higbie a gift of $100.00 for the
James Higbie Award in architecture;
and from the Detroit alumpae of
Collegiate Sorosis, a gift of $100.00
for the Collegiate Sorosis Scholar-
Leaves of absence were granted by
the Board to Prof. Harley H. Bart-
lett of the botany department until
October 1, 1941, to Prof. I. L. Sharf-
man for four weeks beginning Feb-
ruary 17 to allow him to act on
President Roosevelt's recently created
railroad strike mediation board, to
Dr. Russell T. Woodburne of the Med-
ical School to study with Dr. Stacy
R. Guild of John Hopkins University
until June 21. /
Julius E. Beal, Roscoe Bonisteel,
Thor Johnson and Charles A. Sink,
were appointed to three year terms
as members of the University Mus-
The Regents accepted the resigna-
tion of Prof. M. J. Thompson of the