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W eather
Fair and warmer.


Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


]Defense Prosperity
And Unemployment ..









Texas Team Overshadows
Wolverines At Drake Relays;
Varsity Nine Wins, 10-1

Paces Mile Relay

Regents Accept $53,927
In Gifts, Appoint Three
Directors To SRA Board

Elected SRAPresident

Lone Star Sprinters Break
World Record; Michigan
Performs As Expected
Michigan Batting
Crushes Chicago
(Special to The Daily)
DES ,MOINES, Iowa, April 25.
An amazingly rugged troupe of Uni-
ersity of Texas trackmen exploded
their sprint dynamite all over historic
Drake Stadium here today to over-
shadow completely the feats of Mich-
igan's fighting cindermen and the
rest of nearly 1,500 competitors at
the 42nd annual Drake Relays.
Although Ken Doherty's Wolverines
placed men in tomorrow's shot put
and 100 yard dash finals, won their
heats in the preliminary trials of the
mile and half mile relay events, and
in general performed about asex-
pected, the blazing Lone Star crew
easily dominated the first day's
As versatile as they were colorful,
the flying Texans won the sprint
medley relay, shattering the meet
mark, the American Collegiate stan-
dard, and the accepted world record.
And there was no southern drawl in
their churning legs as they dashed
off a preliminary heat of the quarter
mile relay in 41 seconds flat, another
Drake Relays record.
In addition they qualified a crack
half mile quartet for the University
Championship in the fastest time
turned in today, placed two men in
the finals of the 100-yard dash, one of
whom, Fred Ramsdell, achieved the
day's best effort of 9.7 seconds, and
took runner-up honors in the 'discus
throw by virtue of husky Jack Hughes
tremendous toss, which bettered the
meet record, although it did not
match Al Blozis' previous mighty ef-
In rear perfect weather, which at-
(Continued on Page 3)
Wolverine Batting
Smashes Chicago, 10-1
The power was back in Michigan's
batting attack yesterday as the Wol-
verines combined 12 hits with seven
Chicago errors to smash out a 10-1
victory in their first Big Ten start.
Michigan had everything it lacked
in the loss to Notre Dame Tuesday.
Mickey Stoddard pitching master-
ful ball over the entire nine innings,
Michigan will meet Chicago in
the second game of the series at
2:30 p.m. today at Ferry Field.a
Cliff Wise will pitch for Michigan,
opposing Chicago's captain, ArtI
giving up only six bingles and four(
walks, striking out eight men in his1
fourth win of the year. His mates gaveI
him good support and an early lead
that kept growing steadily as they
teed off on the slants of two Ma-
roon hurlers.
Hitting star of the game, as in the
Irish loss, was catcher George Harms,
who kept his streak going with a
double and two singles in five trips
to the platter. But Harms wasn't
(Continued on Page 3)
Osborne Wins
Youth Claims Self-Defense
In Brother's Murder <
After deliberating for two hours
and fifteen minutes a Washtenawe

County jury acquitted Beecher Os-.
borne yesterday.j
The 21-year-old Chelsea farmhand
had been charged with first degree
murder for the fatal stabbing of his
brother Price.a
Osborne's defense was based on a<
plea of self-defense. He claimed
that he had no way of protecting

Club Convenes
Here For Meet
More than 3,500 educators through-
out the state arriVed yesterday to
participate in 25 two-day conferences
on problems in realizing the aims of
education for youth.
Twenty meetings of sections .-nd
affiliated organizations held meet-
ings following the general program
which was opened by Dr. L. L. For-
sythe, of Ann Arbor, president of the
state-wide organization.
Criticism of the secondary school
education in this country has reached
the point where there will soon be a
violent change in the presentation of
curricula, Dr. Thomas A. Briggs of
the Teachers College of Columbia
University declared in the initial ses-
sion of the Michigan Schoolmasters
Club conference yesterday \ in the
Rackham Lecture Hall.
College entrance requirements, the
traditional attitude of parents and
the public at large, abstract gener-
alities of educational theory and a
lack of pioneers in the field were cit-
ed as examples of the cause of the
persistence of the present curriculum
in the face of criticism.
Dr. Charles Judd formerly of the
University of Chicago keynoted the
theme of the banquet of the organi-
zation, urging that teachers become
(Continued on Page 2)
WJR Presents
Plea For Unity
Democrat And Republican
To Be Interviewed
It doesn't happen very often, but
at 5:00 p.m. today over WJR Mike
Church, director of "Youth In The
News," is presenting a Republican
and a Democrat who will make a
plea to the youth of the state for
unity in the national crisis.
Paul Chandler, city editor of The
Daily, will interview A] Carson, Na-
tional Committeeman from Michigan
for the Young Democrats of America,
and Wally Colwell, former national
committeeman, former county chair-
man and members of the executive
committee of the Young Republicans
of Michigan.
In addition, Arthur Vhea, techni-
cal advisor to Air Youth of America,
will discuss the role the elemen-
tary school and high school youth
can play in the national defense pro-
gram. Vhea maintains that if the
elementary schoolchildren are taught
to glide, when they get to college
they can be ready for the CAA pro-

Detroit School
Takes Debate
Mackenzie High Is Victor
Over Albion In State
Finals At Auditorium
By a two-to-one decision Detroit
Mackenzie negative defeated the Al-
bion affirmative to win the State
Championship Debate in Hill Audi-
torium yesterday before an enthus-
iastic audience of more than 5,000
ardent debate fans.
A-rguing that the affirmative pro-
posal to limnit the powers of federal
government to -buy gold would
"freeze" the amount of currency and
place it on an unstable basis the
negative of Robert Ashton, Earl Heff-
ner, and James Ford were victorious
over their Albion opponents.
Jack Kellogg, Philip Baldwin and
Dorothy Hall, comprising the Albion
affirmative, declared that the United
States gold policy was ill-advised,
unsuccessful and detrimental. The
surplus of gold already accumulated
in the country was offered as proof
of abundance of gold in the United
Members of both teams were
awarded gold watches and each team
was given a gold championship tro-
phy. The runners-up, Dundee and
Hart, also received trophies present-
ed by the University Extension Ser-
Dean Erich Walter of the literary
college acted as chairman. He was
introduced by Arthur Secord of the
speech department, who is director of
the Michigan High School Forensic
Judges for the debate were Prof.
G. E. Densmore of the speech de-
partment, Prof. Carl Brant of the
engineering college and Prof. Wilbur
E. Gilman of the University of Mis-

Sabbatical Leaves Granted,
New Course Is Approved
At AprilMeeting Here
The Board of Regents accepted
gifts totaling $53,927.63 in behalf of
the University yesterday at its April
meeting, which saw the appointment
of three members of the Board of
Directors of the Student Religious
Association, grants of sabbatical leave
and the resignation of Associate Pro-
fessor William L. Ayres of the depart-
ment of mathematics.
Professor Ayres, who has taught
engineering mathematics at the Uni-
versity for 12 years, tendered his
resignation to become professor of
mathematics and chairman of the
departmentatPurdue University.
Prof. Howard Y. McCluskey and
Prof. Erich A. Walter wee reappoint-
ed as Senate members of the Board
of Directors of the Student Religious
Association for terms of four years.
William M. Laiyd of Ann Arbor was
chosen as alumni member for a two
year term.
Profs. Harold J. McFarlan, H. O.
Whittemore, Jean Paul Slusser were
granted sabbatical leaves for te first
semester of the 1941-42 school year.
All three plan to visit the Southwest
and Mexico on particular projects.
The Board gave official approval
to a new six-year curriculum in re-
gional and city planning sponsored by
the College of Architecture. The
course is planned as graduate work
for which a broad background in the
social sciences and engineering is re-
The largest gift accepted by the
Board was a grant from the National
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis of
$3 0,000 for equipping a virology lab-
oratory to be situated in the new
public health building. It will be
started at the University Hospital
and later transferred to the health
A total of $6,633.33 was received
from the United States Office of
ROTC Cadets,
Flag Lowered By Remote
Control At Ceremony
With the entire regiment of ca-
dets drilling together for the first
time this year, the ROTC held their
first practice retreat parade at 5
p.m. yesterday on Palmer Field.
Two novel features distinguished
this ceremony from previous similar
functions which form a regular part
of the Spring training of the unit.
Moving pictures taken by the photo-
graphic section of the Signal Corps
marks the first use of this medium
as an educational technique in the
University's military depatrment. The
pictures are expected to give a clear
indication of where improvement is
The second inovation concerns the
lowering of the flag, around which
the ceremony of retieat parade is
built. There is no flag at Palmer
Field so the one on campus was
used. In order to synchronize the
flag lowering with the progress of the
parade two high-frequency short-
range radios were used. This is
probably the first time these instru-
ments, normally used in Field Artil-
lery work, have been so used at any
army post.
TagDay tarts
Cancer Drivek
Tag Day of the Women's Field

Army for the Control of Cancer will
be held today to raise funds for the
drive against the disease.
Members of the Army and volun-
teer workers from Ann Arbor and{
University High Schools will be sta-

Education to finance short engineer-
ing courses in connection with the na-
tional defense program.
Parke-Davis company of Detroit
gave the University $4,500 for contin-
uation of research for developing par-
enteral liver extract. Twenty-four
hundred dollars was accepted from
the Markle Foundation of New York
for continuation of a final year of
research on the abnormal behavior
of the rat.
Abbot Laboratories of Chicago re-
newed their fellowship in organic
chemistry with a grant of $60. Other
fellowships renewed for the year
1941-42 were those of the Ethyl
Gasoline Corporation for $750 in
chemical engineering; the pharmacy
fellowship of the Frederick Stearns
(Continued on Page 2)
Case Awards
Are Presented
To Lawyers
Annual Founders Banquet
Is Scene Of Program;
Laing, Barringer Win
David G. Laing and Lon H. Bar-
inger, both juniors in the Law School,
were awarded the decision in the
Case Club finals held yesterday as
part of the 16th annual Founders
Day program.
They will receive $100 of the Henry
M. Campbell award, the other $50
going to the runners-up, Jack H.
Shuler and Seymour J. Spelman.
Arguing the constitutionality of
state taxes that form a burden on in-'
terstate trade the plaintiffs won when
they proved the tax unconstitutional
because the formula was unfair.
Hon. Henry P. Chander, Washing-
ton, D.C., spoke to the Founders Day
banquet on the work of the adminis-
trative office of the United States
courts, of which he is director.
Stephen Cappannari, Grad., of
Plymouth,, Mass., was elected to
membership in Phi Kappa'Phi. His
name was omitted from the list
that appeared in yesterday's Daily.
Elizabeth Shaw, '41, and Mary
Martha Taylor, '41, were other
winners of the Eleanor Clay Ford:
debate scholarships given for out-
standing work in women's varsity
forensics, the speech department
announced yesterday.

1 , * *
Clark Succeeds
Muehl As New
William H. Clark, '42. of Escanaba,
was elected the new president of the
Student Religious Association to suc-
ceed William Muehl,\'41.
New members of the executive
council are Jean ';Vesterman, '42, in
charge of cooperaton, Urie Bronfen-
brenner, Grad., in charge of study,
Dorothy F. Briddon, '43, Frank A.
Bender, '43, in charge of campus re-
lations, and Ruth E. Fritz, '42SM, of
They will succeed Jean Fairfax, '41,
Russell Van Celeve, '41, Frances P.
Johnson, '41, John Huston, '41, and
Lona Parker, '41.
Last year Clark was an exchange
student at the University of Beirut in
Syria. Returning home he was caught
in the hostilities in France.
He is a member of Al-Thaqafa,
Arabic culture society, Choral Union,
and the Student Senate. At present
Clark is chairman of the Inter-Guild
Council, organizaton of protestant
student guilds and chairman of the
Michigan Anti-War Committee.
All-Campus Peace
Committee To Hold*

German S
Open Way
To Athens
President Rejects Convoys
Of American Supplies;
Adopts Scout System
Nazis Win Struggle
At Therrhopylae
WASHINGTON, April 25.-()-A
farflung system of United States
naval patrols to scout for "aggres-
sor" warcraft and warn of their pres-
ence was disclosed by President Roos-
evelt today, but he rejected at the
same time any idea of= convoying
American supplies to Great Britain.
This patrol, the President empha-
sized at his press conference, is in
no sense a convoy system - it is
only an extension on the part of the
United States of the "neutrality"
naval patrol established by all the
American republics in 1939 soon after
the outbreak of the European war.
To Protect Hemisphere
And it is designed for the same
purpose, he said to protect the West-
ern Hemisphere.
He compared this vast extension
of patrols - extension anywhere on
the seven seas where it is considered
necessary to protect this hemisphere
- with the scout system employed
in the old "west for the protection of
wagon trains.
The train had a guard around it
but it got its report from a long.
way off - t didn't wait until the
'Indians were in sight but had to know
if they were ahead, he explained.
Would the patrol warn the other
wagons, the President was asked.
All kinds of wagon trains, the
President replied.
Useful To British
This was interpreted immediately
as meaning the patrols would serve
a useful purpose for the British by
warning of the presence of enemy
What else an American naval ves-
sel would do if it encountered hostile
warcraft was the major question
raised by the President's remarks. He
said only that time would tell him.
Also unexplained was the extent
to which it might help protect Sec-
retary of the Navy Knox last night
that "we cannot allow our goods to be
sunk in the Atlantic" for "we shall be
beaten if we do."
Nazis Win Struggle
At Thermopylae
BERLIN, April 25.-(IP)-Thermo-
pylae Pass is completely in German
hands after a bitter battle of nearly
two days, it was announced officially
tonight, and informed Germans hint-
ed at a strategic plan for triumphal
Nazi entry into an unresisting Ath-
Athens, said one spokesman, is
"a ripe apple," ready for the Germans
to pluck, and it was understood here
that both army and air force have the
strictest of orders to refrain from
bombing the capital.
The High Command's statement
said Thermopylae, some 100 miles
north of Athens, "was taken in an
embracing attack and thus the ene-
my was thrown out of strongly-fort-
ified positions.
It was the first time the high comT
mand had claimed the conquest of the
historic pass, although other Ger-

mans, apparently prematurely, re-
ported the break-through Wednesday.



Plans for a general meeting to be
held at 8 p.m. Monday night in the
Union were made at a meeting of the
executive committee of the All-Cam-
pus Peace Committee last night.
Anyone interested in this commit-
tee is invited to attend this meet-

At the meeting a report on
speakers will be presented and
final program will be adopted.



Bull Session Deluxe:
Spring Parley Continues Today
On Theme Of Student And War

Addresses C'onvocat.i
-otalitarianism Cannot Last,
Wickenden Tells Honor Students
C., -- - ---

Several thousand students and fac-
ulty, convened in Hill Auditorum yes-
terday for the 18th annual Honors
Convocaton, heard President William
E. Wickenden of Case Institute,
Cleveland, declare that totalitarian-
ism cannot last and that they, as
college students, must guard and
champion the "inner citadel of all
freedom" - democracy.
"With Britain beleagured, Europel
enslaved, Asia in chaos and Africa the
impending battleground of the world,
we are left alone to carry the torch
of enlightenment in this Western
Hemisphere. Never have our univer-
sities faced so grave a responsibility.
It is theirs to guard the inner citadels
of all freedom - if men are not
free to pursue the truth freely and
proclaim it fearlessly in this inner

due remaining from the millions of
trial and error experiments running
back to. the beginning of time. What
worked was retained, and what broke
down was discarded. Free institu-
tions have survive'd, while dictator-
ship carries within it the seeds of its
own decay."
But though he was confident that
the inherent contradiction of fascism
and the military defenses of the de-
mocracies would extinguish the blight
of Hitler's totalitarianism, Wickenden
warned the students that - as Clem-
enceau once said - 'peace is too im-
portant to leave to military men.'
"Others must come forward - you
honor students of the second mile -
to carry on preparation for peace
with equal energy and devotion."

After a general meeting yesterday
marked by spirited discussion, the
Student Senate's annual Spring Par-
ley will conclude today with three
panels and a summary session.
The parley theme "The Student
Looks at War and Peace" will be
examined from several aspects in to-
day's deliberations. All the panels will
convene at 2:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in
the Union. An added feature of this
year's parley wll be a dinner between
panels at 6 p.m. in the Union.
The first panel will consider "Post-
War Reconstruction - Into the
Night?" led by Edward Freid, '41,
discussion will be held on the goals of
a post-war society. The problem will
be viewed from the possibilites of an
English victory and an Axis victory.
The evening session will deal with the
immediate foreign policy of the Unit-
ed States.
"Democracy During Defense - Our
Kampf" is the title of the second
panel where the issue "can we have
democracy while defending it?" will
be discussed. At the evening session
1-10. crr .,r,1, wil1-t Y rfl n . - aflrrllrfl.-.,

press and assembly and freedom of
expresson for the faculty.
Prof. Harold Dorr of the political,
science department will give an ad-
dress summarizing the parley de-
liberations at a general session at
9 p.m.
Yesterday's proceedings got off to
a vigorous start with the keynote ad-
dress by Prof. George S. Benson of
the political science department.
Wasting little time, the poltical scien-
tist commented frankly on a number
of controversial issues.
On U.S. foreign policy he believes
that the United States should aid
Britain by convoys or even naval ac-
If the British are defeated (he con-
siders, the odds six or seven out of
ten that she will be) Benson argued
that this country should deal with a
Nazi Europe.
Taking up campus issues, he said
that The Daily should not be run
by the faculty, the administration ,or
a special student clique. "The staff
writings editorials should represent
the varied beliefs of the entire cam-
pus," he said.



Petitions Due Soon
Scholastically eligible students
wishink to have their names placed
on the official ballot for the Student
Senate election, May 2, must file
their nominating petitions by early
next week, between 4:15 p.m. and
5:30 p.m., in the Student Senate
offices, Room 302 Union, Ruth Basye,

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