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Y r e

Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


President Reopens
St. Lawrence Project.3



Towers Club TeamLeads Michigan, 22-18, At Halfway i



Striking swiftly, silently and successfully - a team of swim-
ming speedsters representing the Chicago Towers club forged to
a four-point lead last night over Michigan's battling tankmen
at the half-way mark of the National AAU championships held in
the Sports building pool.
A slim but steady 22-18 margin separated the two squads after
an evening of thrills which saw two pool records washed away--
four new champions crowned -- and the propsects for a titanic
struggle in the stretch drive tonight.
, Otto Jaretz - a barrell-chested whiz in the free style, lowered
the 220-yard record as he churned his way to victory over the
Detroit Athletic Club's Tom Haynie and Michigan's Jack Patten,
and the final 400-yard relay produced another new record. with a
sensational 3:29.6 clocking, coming within a second of Yale's new
world mark.

This final relay, won by the Towers quartet of Kozlowski,,
Kirar, Henning and Jaretz sent the Windy City gang flying past
the Maize and Blue squad, fighting with everything they've got
to prevent their title from slipping out of their grasp.
The Wolverines had to be content with second and third while
the Towers B squad snatched the fourth position. It all started,
as Jim Welsh and Kozlowski took the first leg with the young
Lane Tech giant stepping out to a six-foot lead.
Dobby Burton closed this up on Harold Henning with a :52.1
effort handing the task to Charley Barker who was churning with
an ex-Wolverine, Ed Kirar. Charley douched Big Ed out turning
the race over to Gus Sharemet who anchored against Jaretz.
Swimming his greatest race of the year, Gus fell victim of a
blistering :50.4 leg which Otto turned on with the pressure at its
greatest. Gus was behind at the first turn but ended a scant

half-body length in the wake of the victorious Jaretz with a :51
plus clocking. This was the finale of an exciting evening - a sad
finale, for the Wolverines needed that relay victory. I
Michigan's sizzling sophomore, Jack Patten, to start the eve-
ning's festivities, almost accomplished the unbelievable in the
very first event when he crowded the great Otto Jaretz to the
finish line of the 220-yard race with a magnificent sprint that
c(osed up a wide 10-foot lead which the Towers ace had built up
in the early stages.
Surprising as it may seem, Patten finished in third place an
eyelash behind Tom Haynie, defending champion who put on a
terrific stretch sprint to catch the leaders. Both Patten and
Haynie finished in the same identical time of 2:11 with the
imperceptible margin of a fingertip separating the two.
Jaretz cracked Jimmy Welsh's pool record of 2:11.2 with a

phenomenal 2:10.3 clocking. The race wasn't 50 yards old when
Jaretz opened up a five-foot lead with Jim Welsh and Patten
close. That flawlessly-smooth' stroke carried the Towers giant
to almost nine feet at the 150-yard mark and then Patten made
his bid.
Welsh's fourth place gave the Mannatators a total'of three
points and left them trailing the Chicagoans by a margin of 5-3.
However, the Wolverines forged ahead in the next event when
Jim Skinner led a closely-bunched field to the finish line of the
220-yard breast stroke event in 2:41.7 about a full second slower
than the winning time last year.
A frantic sprint by James Counsilman of the St. Louis YMCA
pulled him in second ahead of Ed Parke of Princeton who pushed
Skinner in the Collegiates last week.
(Continued on Page 3)

Capizzi Takes Ford Fight



By King Peter
Readies Slays
For Blitzkrieg
Government Expropriates
Entire Railroad System
To Meet Threat Of War
Mobilization Order
Affects All Forces
BELGRADE, April 4.-P)-- King
Peter in a royal proclamation has
ordered mobilizing of the "entire
military mght of the kingdom of
Yugoslavia," it was disclosed tonight.
The army took over the entire rail-
way system tonight, even ejecting
civilian passengers from trains al-
ready made up as it sped to meet the
threat of impending war with Ger-
Belgrade thrilled to a rumor, not
officially confirmed, that a German
plane had been seen flying over the
city at 6,000 feet.
An Earlier Message
A message received here earlier to-
day said Hungarian towns near the
Yugoslav frontier had been blacked
out on orders from Budapest. (There
were reports in Budapest that the
Yugoslav-Hungarian border had been
closed, that Yugoslav motorized
forces were at the border and had
mined bridges and roads there.)
Belgrade had two short practice
blackouts during the night, and a
special decree forbade anyone to
leave the city without a police per-
Communists distributed leaflets on
the streets demanding that the gov-
ernment make a mutual assistance
pact with Russia after "tearing to
bits the treacherous agreement where-
by this country joined the Tripartite
pact," signed by the former regime.
Nazi Troops Mass
The Reichwehr, massed already on
the Yugoslavian borders of Rumania
and Bulgaria, appeared in mechan-
ized force at a new point: on the
Hungarian-Yugoslavian frontier at
Szeged, about 100 miles due north of
Travelers from Hungary said a
full motorized division with tanks,
trucks, light field artillery and hun-i
dreds of motorcycles mounted with
machine-guns paraded through Bud-
apest yesterday, then moved directly
down the Szeged road.
Other German concentrations are
on the Rumanian border, about 501

Roosevelt A llots Billion
For Britain, New Ships;

Bleeding Strike

Victim Led Away



WASHINGTON, April 4.--(/P)--
President Roosevelt assigned another
$1,000,000,000 chunk out of the lend-
lease appropriation today, half to go
for 212 new merchant ships and from
50 to 60 new shipways and the other
half for helping Britain and its al-
lies with war supplies now on hand.
At the same time he indicated
that if the Red Sea and Gulf of
Aden waters off East Africa remained
free of fighting he might remove
them from combat zone restrictions,
thus permitting American cargo ves-
sels to carry supplies around the
southern tip of Africa to Egypt or
points nearby. Thence, the British
and their allies- could transfer the
supplies to the Balkans.
A crowded White House press con-
ference heard this progress report
on the $7,000,000,000 aid program
from the Chief Executive, who also
disclosed the United States was stud-
ying ways to meet a request from
Yugoslavia fortcertaintdefense ma-
terials, even though that Balkan
country is not yet at war. -
The $500,000,000 for new ships and
ways, plus another $500,000,000 for
transfer of existing military supplies
and food, and a small indefinite sum
for repair of foreign and American
merchant ships in United States ports,
boosted the total allocations from the
$7,000,000,000 fund to more than
Mr. Roosevelt said that in addition,
Noon Deadline
Set For Engine
Petitions To Be Approved
By Committee; Awards
Will Be Granted In May
Engineering students wishing to
apply for the Simon Mandelbaum,
Cornelius Donovan, Harriet Eveleen
Hunt, Robert Campbell Gemnmell or
Joseph Boyer Scholarships must sub-
mit their applications by noon today
in the offices of Assistant Dean Al-
fred H. Lovell in the West Engineer-
ing Building.
Three Mandelbaum awards will be
given in amounts of approximately
$400, one-half of which will be pre-
sented in September and the other
half in February. Minimum require-
ments are as follows: the applicant
must have had at least one year of
residence, 45 hours of work appli-
cable to a degree, a 2.5 average or
better. He must be a citizen of the
United States and must be totally
or partially self-supporting.
Donovan scholarships will be ypre-
sented to meritorious senior students
in amounts of "approximately $200
each. The other requirements for an
application are the same as for
the Mandelbaum awards.
Ward- Sees Higher
Level For Sovies
If the war doesn't interfere the
Soviet IUnion will reah a hghehr

he was studying the allocation of be-
tween $1,500,000,000 and $2,000,-
000,000 more for the Army, Navy and
agricultural items.
Last Tuesday the President dis-
closed $1,080,000,000 had been al-
located to procure new equipment,
including guns ammunition, planes,
tanks and trucks, agricultural sup-
plies and miscellaneous military items.
The 212 new merchant vessels, to
be built at new and existing seaboar'd
yards, are in addition to 200 simple,
standard design cargo ships which the
Maritime Commission is building un-
der a separate appropriation to re-
lieve the world shortage of tonnage.
Alumni Group
Me ts Today;
150 To Attend,
General Session Follows
Registration; Discussion
Is To ConcernPrices
The School of Business Administra-
tion will play host to more than 150
Alumni members who are expected to
return for the Thirteenth Annual
Alumni Conference which will be held
today in the Rackham Building.
After registration at 9 a.m., there
will be a General Session in the Am-
phitheatre on the "Problems of Prices
and Price Control." Prof. L. L. Wat-
kins will speak on "Economic Forces
Affecting Prices;" Prof. H. F. Tag-
gart, now with the Council of Nation-
al Defense as Chief Cost Accountant,
will discuss "Governmental Con-
trols of Price"; and Charles E. Boyd
will address the group on "The Effect
of Price on the Distributive Trades."
At the luncheon, which will be
held at 12:15 p.m. in the League,
Dean Clare E. Griffin will call on
various members of the Faculty to
give short talks on the progress of the
School since the time of the last con-
In the afternoon, starting at 2 p.m.,
several round table discussions have
been arranged, including Accounting,
in the Amphitheatre; Finance, in the
West Lecture Hall; Marketing, in the
West Conference Room; Industrial
Relations, in the East Lecture Hall;
and Consumer Problems, in the East

Communism Rife
In Strike OfUAW
1Dewey Declares Headway Has Been Made
hIPeace Negotiations; Union Officials
Deny 'Deliberate Sabotage' Accusation
DETROIT, April 4- -W)-The Ford Motor Company, delayed in $155,-
000,000 of national defense work by a crippling three-day strike at its
Rouge plant, sent an emissary to Washington tonight to confer with Secre-
tary of War Henry L. Stimson.
L A, Capizzi, Ford attorney, flew to the capital bearing evidence, the
company said, of "activities of Communists" in the strike of the CIO's
United~Autoirobile ~Woiters which now has tied"up operations in virtually
all Ford industry in America.
There was no immediate announcement on Capizzi's plans. He left
Detroit in the midst of a fresh exchange of charges by company and union
that each was wilfully obstructing defense work.
At the same time there was a moderately optimistic statement from
federal mediator James F. Dewey on negotiations for a strike settlement.
Ray Roush, superintendent of the Rouge plant, accused strikers of
"deliberate breakage of tool and dye parts vital in aircraft production."
He said the damage reached $100,000. The union denied this and, in turn,
issued a statement saying the company was "completely insincere" in
declaring it wished to help national defense.
Mediator Dewey took his first step tonight toward evacuating an esti-
mated 1,500 production workers from the plant, a situation which he termed
"very delicate."
In company with Oscar G. Olander, state police commissioner whose
men are guarding the great, sprawling layout, Dewey drove to the scene
from his Detroit hotel.
A cold drizzle was falling. After a time 25 men came from Gate 4,
main entrance, entered a bus, and rode off. Pickets booed.
"There's a very bad attitude in there," Dewey told reporters as he left
the plant.
He would say no more, but previously, before going to the plant, he
had said the men were "afraid to come out for fear of being beaten up."
He said "a great many" were "armed with weapons they made themselves."
< Returning to his hotel, Dewey'in-

With his face covered with blood, a worker who tried to enter the
Ford River Rouge plant at Dearborn, Mich., through a picket blockade
was led away by two men. Man wearing UAW cap carries an iron pipe.
A United Automobile Workers Union (CIO) strike closed the plant.
Ford and union representatives were working with a federal conciliator
in an effort to reach a settlement.
More About The Oberlin Coed
And Her Views On Marriage'

Not so long ago the newspapers
of Detroit, and elsewhere, sizzled
with the story of an Oberlin coed
named Marjorie Myers, who was said
to have some peculiar notions about
the institution of marriage.
According to these reports, Miss
Myers had gallantly spoken out in
the "Review," Oberlin's equivalent of
The Daily, for marriage based upon
intellectual affinity rather than sex-
ual constancy or something like that.
The staid Oberlin campus was
stirred into such an uproar, it was
said, that it could be heard in Cleve-
land, which is 37 miles away. Much
about the affair was shrouded in mys-
Today the Daily received a letter

sports writers. Chernin offers an on-
the-spot reaction to the incident.
"The so-called scandal," Chernin
remarks, "has come in for a good deal
more comment than it actually de-
serves. Student opinion about the
coed's column was divided when it
first appeared, but the great majority
didn't bother to read it at all. Then
Father O'Laughlin called attention
to it in a ridiculous fashion.
"College officials had previously
punished Miss Myers, 19-year-old and
attractively brunette," the ex-Ann
Arbor boy explains, "because the
other girls in the dorm complain
that she had been necking the front
room with the lights out."
Pointing out that most students 'do
not agree with her views," he added
that she was necking in the front
lieve in upholding the much-abused
freedom of speech, in addition to the
right to drink 3.2 beer and neck."

Conference Room. The latter two- from an old staff member who is
round table discussions are new ad- now a student at the little Ohio edu-
ditions to the alumni conference ar- cational institution. He is Kenny
rangements this year. ( Chernin, one of the Review's better


BELGRADE, April 5. -(P).--
Premier Dusan Simovic met four
and a half hours with his cabinet
in an extraordinary session that
led to predictions in informed cir-
cles that the "zero hour" had ar-
rived in Yugoslavia-German re-
miles east of this capital; still others
line the Bulgar frontier to the south.
Bulgaria, German satellite on this
country's east, ordered all its nation-
als to return home immediately, but
it appeared they would have to go
by automobile unless the Yugoslav
government supplies a special Bul-


Cu lbertson Says U.S. Must Avoid
World Chaos; OpposesIsolation

Building Site
Is Announced
Kellogg, Rockefeller Funds
The building for the new $500,000
University School of Public Health
will be erected on University proper-
ty between North Hall and the dental
school on North University Avenue,
it was announced yesterday by Uni-
versity officials.
The architect will be Lewis Sarvis
of Battle Creek who also did the arch-
itectural work on the new University
Health Service and the W. K. Kellogg
dental institute.
Grants of 500,000 each from the
W. K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle
Creek and the Rockefeller Founda-
tion of New York will finance the
building, site and equipment and cov-
er operating expenses for a ten year
period. Terms of the grant specify
that one-half million is to be reserved'
for the operating expenses for the
first decade.
Oratory Champion
Will Give Address
Miss Dorothy Moore of Detroit. re-f

dicated he felt that, with. state police
on hand and pickets promising to
make no trouble, the remaining men
could be brought out safely. Workers
had left the plant by two's and
three's during the day and others
did so tonight.
Paralyzing effects of the River
Rouge Ford strike spread ┬░at mount-
ing heavy financial cost today as the
CIO's United Automobile Workers
moved to call Henry and Edsel Ford
into Federal Court and charged that
its members passed into the plant as
I. A. Capizzi, Ford Motor Company
attorney arrived here by plane to-
night, insisting his only business in
the capital involved a hearing to-
morrow before the National La-
bor Relations Board.
Capizzi declined to discuss his
plans other than to say he intend-
ed to offer evidence to the'Board of
"Communist activities" in con-
nection with Ford labor disputes.
maintenance men were "roughly
searched and beaten."
In a formal statement the union
threatened to withdraw its member
workers unless they "are protected
and all annoyances ended."
I P ina ian 4n n ni-i a ,,nA --itin.4-. na.

Instead of assuming an attitude of
bitter disillusionment toward current
world conditions, the United States
should make a realistic effort to avoid
the "steamroller" of world chaos,
William S. Culbertson, former am-
bassador to Chile and Rumania, de-
clared in a University lecture here
"The United States' refusal to help

minorities and economic classes in
South America do not want to enter
into Hemisphere defense, Mr. Cul-
bertson asserted that if necessary
the United States will defend the
Monroe Doctrine by force in order to
protect American democracy from
totalitarian penetration.
"Old style isolation is economically
unsound, while experience has in-
dicated that Wilsonian idealism is

"When the United States loaned
money to South American nations,
we were considered as friends," he
stated, "but when we tried to collect,
we were enemies."
In reaction to this attitude the
United States began a policy of "good
neighborliness" in 1933 which was a
sort of unilateral "Santa Claus" poli-
cy intended to make up for past

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