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Continued Fnir

Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


The Peace

VOL. LL No. 147 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, April 30, 1941 Z-323



FDR Asserts
Naval Vessels
Are Permitted
In War Zone
President Says All Areas
Are Open To Patrols
For Americas' Defense;
Jones Plans Investigation
WASHINGTON, April 29.-()-
President Roosevelt said today that
American naval vessels were not
barred from entering combat zones
and strongly reiterated that American
patrols would go as far as may be
necessary for the defense of the West-
ern Hemisphere.
He made this statement at a press
conference a short time after Admiral
Harold R. Stark, the chief of Naval
Operations, had said that at some
points the patrols were operating as
much as 2,000 miles offshore. The
President remarked that that depend-
ed on where you measured from.
At the same time, Mr. Roosevelt
told reporters:
Requests Jones
That he had requested Secretary
Jones of the Commerce Department
to institute a survey for the purpose
of determining quickly how many
civilian airplanes and of what types
could be bought for the defense of
democracy. He hope4 a sbstantial
number could be acuired. The Civil
Aeronautics Administration said that
17,351 civil aircraft were registered
in the United States on Jan. 1, 1941,
of which 358 were transports.
That there probably would be an
announcement soon concerning the
transfer of coast guard vessels to the
navy, a step taken usually only in
time of war.
That he was considering price con-
trol legislation but was uncertain as
yet whether such action would be
recommended to Congress.
Expresses Surprise
The President expressed surprise
at what he considered msinterpre-
tations of his original announciement
concerning the patrols, which are now
combing the Atlantic (and the Paci-
fic, too, Stark said) for Axis sub-
marines or other Axis vessels for the
purpose of reporting their presence
to authorities at Washington and to
vessels carrying war supplies.
He had mentioned, he said, that
in 1939 the neutrality patrol was op-
erating as far at sea as 1,000 miles
from the Maryland coast. This did
not mean, he made it clear, that
the present patrols would be limited
to any stich distance, and he said
repeatedly that they would go where-
ever it was necessary that they should
for the protection of the Western
Shirley Smith
Will address
Honors Dinner
Honors Go To Over 100
Students For Activities
At Speech Convocation
Shirley W. Smith, vice-president
and secretary of the University, will
address speech students and faculty
who will convene for the first Speech
Honors Convocation Banquet to be
held at 6:30 p.m. in the Union.

More than 100 students will be hon-
ored for their participation in speech1
activities throughout the year. The
first banquet of its kind to bek held
in the University will honor Professor
Emeritus Thomas G. Trueblood, dean
ofAmerican speech educators who
founded the University speech de-
Prof. '. E. Densmore will open the
convocation and Prof. Henry Moser
will introduce the toastmaster, Wil-
liam Muehl, '41.
Burr-Patt trophies will be awarded
to the winners Allen-Rumsey and the
runners-up Wenley house for their
victories in the men's intramural de-
bate tournament. In the women's
series Stockwell will receive the win-
ning cup. The winner of the True-
blood Scholarship will also be an-
Winners of the Ethel Clay Ford
Scholarships for women's debate will
also be recognized. New pledges of
Athena, Alpha Nu, Zeta Phi Eta, and

'Grand Old Man' Yost To Celebrate


70th BirthdayToday
Fielding Harris Yost celebrates his
"oft-dreaded" 70th birthday today.
1 It's a sad occasion for Michigan's
Grand Old Man, since University rul-
ings require that the colorful ath-
letic director, former coach of the
historic "point-a-minute" gridiron
juggernauts, inventor of the phrase
-x " Field House" and originator of the
"tackle-back play" must retire in
June from a desk that 40-years of
distinguished service have taught
'X .him thoroughly to love.
According to a longstanding cus-
tom, Yost will be in his office =today.
As far back as he can remember,
birthday afternoons are always spent
there when health permits. "And I
feel better now than I did when I
quit coaching 20 years ago" he ad-
mitted yesterday as he awaited with
apprehension this milestone in his
brilliant career.
Plans for tonight have been left
in the hands of his friends and fam-
ily "who. are pijoving genuine shock
absorbers." They have given him no
hint as to what may occur.
Forty years have passed since Yost
came here as a husky, gawky-looking
school teacher from the rugged hills
of West Virginia. He still is quick to
recall those early days, the second-
hand jersey and year-old shoes they
gave him to use, the empty athletic
treasury, the $2 contributions to help
the "good cause."
"How well I remember the day I
stepped off the train and there was
Charly Baird to meet me with a bi-
cycle. He made me walk all the way
to the Union with my heavy suitcase.
However, I have quite forgiven his
frugality . . . He hired me, and here
I've been ever since."

IFC Elects.
New Heads
For 1941-42
Donald Stevenson Chosen
President; Porter To Be
Juniors Are Named
As Committeemen
Donald C. Stevenson, '42, of Grosse
Pointe antl a member of Beta Theta
Pi fraternity was chosen last night
to head the Interfraternity Council
for the coming school year.
Robert Porter, '42, of Birminghom,




FromJapan Halted
By Russian Decree

.In those 40 packed years, Yost has
built up a plant that ranks second
to none in the world. His untiring
efforts have been responsible for Yost
Field House ($474,000), the Colieum
ice rink ($112,000) the WAA build-
ing and field ($294,000), the Sports
Building ($754,000), the mammoth
f Stadium ($1,245,000) and the excel-
lent University golf course ($365,500).
-Daily Photo b will Sapp But like all mortal things, the
(Continued on Page 6)

is the new secretaiy-treasurer. He is
a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon.
Stevenson is a member of Sphinx,
Toastmaster's Club, a speech organi-
zation, and is vice-president of Mimes,
honorary dramatic fraternity.
Stevenson and Porter succeed James
Harrison, Phi Gamma Delta and John
DeVine, Sigma Phi.
Five junior men were elected dis-
trict representatives and will serve
on the executive committee of the
council. Besides Stevenson they are

Muir Pitches
4-3 Victory
Over State
Three hits in the clutch and a
beautiful pitching job by southpaw
Neil Muir brought Coach Ray Fish-
er the victory he wanted most yes-
terday as his Wolverine Varsity baser
ball team took a 4-3 thriller from
Michigan State's Spartans.
The game reached its climax in a
two-run ninth inning splurge by a
battling Michigan club that overcame
the lead the Spartans had been cling-
ing to since the fifth, and ruined
a good days work for State hurler
Frank Mekules. It was Dick Wake-
field, Bud Chamberlain and George
Michigan will meet the West-
ern State Teachers College nine
at 4 p.m. today at Ferry Field.
Cliff Wise will face Frank (Stub)
Overmire, the Bronco's sensational
left-hander, in the Wolverines
last home game: until they play
Michigan Normal here next Tues-
Harms who reached the tall Spar-
tan for bingles in that big ninth
frame, and to them goes much of the
The story-book finish was set up
after Muir had entered the game in
the fourth and tangled with Mekules
in a tight mound duel for five inn-
ings. The'score was knotted at one-
all when Muir took over from Mickey
Stoddard and the senior left-hander
had limited the heavy-hitting Spar-
tans to four singles, two of them
in the fifth that resulted in a pair
of runs. Those two encounters looked
big, though, going into that last half
of the ninth, becausedMekules had
used a good head and a fair fast
ball for eight frames that Michigan
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Student Senate
'Battle Page'
Deadline Today
Students will choose 16 members
for the Student Senate Friday when
the annual Spring election will be
Voting will be conducted under the
Hare system of choice ballting',
sometimes known as the Single
Transferable vote, the voter mark-
ing the figure "1" in front of his
choice for student senator, the figure
12" in front of his second choice and
so on for as many choices as he
The Daily will publish its regular
Senate election feature, The Battle
Page, tomorrow in which the candi-
dates will announce their views. All
platforms must be brought to The
Daily office before 5 p.m. today.
Thirty students had filed petitions
up to yesterday and several others
are expected to be placed on the bal-
lot today.


Spring Jubilee
Will Be,.Given
Waterman and Barbour gymna-
siums will be transformed into a
sawdusty and gay carnival Friday
and Saturday when Michilodeon, the
1941 Spring Jubilee puts on its tWo
night stand in what promises to be
the biggest carnival held on the cam-
pus since the turn of the century.I
"It's truly to be a nickel-carnival,"
General Chairman Charles ieinen,
'41, said. yesterday, "with nickel ad-
mission, nickel concessions . . . noth-
ing over five cents."
Fraternity and sorority skits,
booth displays, menagerie exhibits,
dancing and a doggy derby are all on
the schedule.
Jointly sponsored by the Union
and the W.A.A., the proceeds from
the show will go toward the fund forj
the women's swimming pool. Anna
Jean Williams is the assistant chair-
Fraternity dogs and mascots have
been entered in a "Doggy Derby" to
be judged Friday night by a group of
faculty men.

Wallace To Head Tani Beta Pi

Robert T. Wallace, '42E, of Roches-
ter, N.Y., and Donald R. Whitney,
'42E, of Trenton, N.J., were elected
president and vice-president of Tau
Beta Pi, honorary engineering scho-
lastic society, at a meeting of -the
organization last night at the Bar-
ton Hills Country Club.
Other newly elected officers were
Harper H. Hull, '42E, of Ann Arbor,
corresponding secretary; Kenneth M.
Earl Stevens Will Play
At 'Heads Together' Tea
Earl Stevens and his orchestra will
supply the music for dancing at
"Heads Together," a special informal
open house for the heads of campus
organizations, sororities, fraternities
and dormitories from 3:30 to 5:30
p.m. today, atnMartha Cook, Jean
Eliot, '42, general chairman, an-
nounced yesterday.
Infof'mality will be stressed in this
tea for campus leaders and those in-
vited may come and leave as they
wish. Refreshments will be served,
and those attending have been re-
quested to bring their invitations.

Nelson, '42E, of Westfield, N.J.,i'e-
cording secretary; Arthur W. Clifford,
'42E, of Schenectady, N.Y., cataloger;
and George D. Gotschall, '42E, of
Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Engineering
Council representative.
Outgoing president Robert Morri-
son, '41E, said that the group would
hold its Spring Formal on Friday
at Barton Hills and that a special
week end affair would be conducted
in the last week of May.
The new president, who was elect-
ed treasurer of the Engineering Coun-
cil last week, is senior manager of
the basketball team, a member of
Triangles honor society and presi-
dent of Theta Delta Chi fraternity.
Whitney is a member of the Glee Club
and Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.
Congregational student president,
Clifford is a member of Sigma Rho
Tau speech society, the University
SymphonyhOrchestra and Quarter-
deck honor society while Nelson, a
member of Alpha Sigma Phi, is on
the Interfraternity Council.
Gotschall, a member of Theta Xi
fraternity, has been elected to Tri-
angles, Eta Kappa Nu honor society,
the chairmanship of the American
Institute of Electrical Engineers stu-
dent branch here and Scabbard and
Blade military organization. Hull is
former advertising manager of the
Michigan Technic.
Outgoing officers include Morrison,
Robert Buritz, '41E, Orrin Young-
quist, '41E, Allen Gilliard, '41E, John
Strand, '41E, and E.M. Hindert, '41E.
Old Fairbanks Film
To Appear Saturday
"The Mark of Zorro," one of Doug-
las Fairbanks' swashbuckling, sword-
flashing thrillers of the silent film
era, will be shown at 0:15 p.m. Sat-
urday in the Lydna Mendelssohn
Presented under the auspices of the
Art Cinema League, the film will be
shown free to ticket holders from
the last series of Fairbanks' films.
Admission to others will be 35 cents.
The film is built around the origi-
nal plot from which the recent 'Mark

Foreign Observers Indicate
Action May Be Answer
For Balkan Occupation
Churchill Demands
Vote Of Confidence
LONDON, April 29.-(P)-A Reut-
ers (British) News Agency dispatch
from Moscow said tonight thatthe
Soviet Union had decreed that hence-
forth no war , material would be al-
lowed to pass in transit through the
(Germany is reported to have re-
ceived considerable war material from
Japan via the Trans-Siberian Rail-
way, as well as raw materials from
the Western Hemisphere).
Munitions, aicraft parts aid ac-
cessories, machine tools for making
munitions, explosives and poisons
come under the decree, sine by
foreign trade commissar Anastas I.
Transit of other goods will be al-
lowed, but only with special author-
ization or under a specific trade
Foreign observers here expressed
the opinion that Russia's ban on the
transportation of material was "pro-
bably more window dressing than
anything else."
They indicated, however, that "it
might be Russia's answer to Ger-
many for occupation of Balkan coun-
tries," since Russia's major exports
of war materials in the past have
been going to Gerhany and this move
might cut off supplies needed by the
senior Axis partner.
Most observers did not think that
the movehwould have any tendency
to stop shipments of supplies from
Japan to Germany, since "Russia's
transportation system is so bad" it
seldom is used by the Japanese.
Churchill Demands
Vote Of Confidence
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, April 29.-Prime Min-
ister Churchill told a cheering House
of Commons today that debate would
be held next week on the Greek cam-
paign and the conduct of the war,
and he demanded a vote of confi-
dence for his government.
Suggestions for creation of a small
supreme war cabinet and for debate
on war and peace aims drew a flat
Having stood off, impatient de-
mands for more information about
the Balkan campaign, which for the
Allies was a Greek tragedy, Churchill
thus invited his parliamentary critics
to find flaws in "his war policy and
called for a verdict when debate ends,
The open discussion was scheduled
for the first sitting day after this
week.. (If Parliament follows custom,
this will be next Tuesday). Churchill'
indicated that Foreign Secretary An-
thony Eden might report on his dip-
lomatic efforts in the Middle East.
President Ruthven,
Prof. Stout Tapped
By Triangle Society
President Ruthven, Prof. Melville
B. Stout of the electrical engineer-
ing department, and ten sophomores.
in the College of Engineering were
tapped last night by Triangles, junior
honor society.
The sophomores who were tapped
include Bruce Allen of Milwaukee,
Wis.; Robert Fife of Grosse Pointe;
William Hutcheison of Detroit;
James Kline of Erie, Pa.; Jack Patten
of Carbondale, Pa.; James Pierce of
Elk Rapids; Theodore Sharp of De-
troit; Carter Taylor of Rochester,
N.Y., Charles Thatcher of Escanaba,

and Don West of Westfield, N.J.
President Ru hven and Prof. Stout
will be awarded honorary member-
Journalism Fraternity
Initiates Five Students
Five students who have done out-
standing work in journalism during
the past year were initiated into Sig-


Reed Cramer, Psi Upsilon; Aron
Kahn, Zeta Beta Tau; Bernard Can-
non, Alpha Tau Omega, and Roy
Fairlamb, Phi Kappa ; Sigma.
The executive committee acts as
an informant agency of the council
and includes four faculty members,
Dean Joseph Bursley, Mr. Herbert
Watkins, Mr. Charles Graham and
Prof. Carl G. Brandt.
There will be a meeting of all
sophomore members of the Inter-
fraternity Council in the Council
offices at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
-- Don Stevenson

Sandburg Decries Passivism
In Describing American Policy
__ __4- --- -- -- -- -

Reorganization Of Congress,
To Be Instituted Next Semester

Remaining aloof from the Euro-
pean war with our fingers crossed will
mean "the American eagle will be-
come a scared parrot and Yankee
Doodle yes-man," Carl Sandburg,
famed American biographer and poet.
asserted at a luncheon session here
yesterday of the five-day Adult Ed-
ucation Institute which is holding its
ninth annual meeting here this week.
"Suppose it should happen that
Hitler and Goering ride through the
ashes of what was London - if we
still know peace, it will be merely an
interlude," Sandburg declared.
Earlier, in a morning session of
the Institute, Sandburg stated that

were and are too many inflexible
minds in the British military, just as
there are in the United States Army
and Navy.
, Sandburg noted, however, that Lin-
coln would also consider the origins
and uses of Hitler's powers; and "as
a lover of freedom and the Union,
would throw in with Britain."
Explaininghis meaning of "inflex-
ible minds," Sandburg pointed out
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Sigma Xi To Meet
The Society of Sigma Xi, national
scientific organization, will hold its
annual banquet and initiation at 6:30
p.m. today in the League Ballroom

Sweeping changes in the organiza-
tion of Congress, Independent Men's
Association, will'be put into effect
next semester as a result of an in-
vestigation and report made yester-
day by the Organization Committee,
headed by Richard Shuey, '42E.
The plan, according to the com-
mittee report drawn up by Shuey and
J. W. Middleton, '42, is as follows:
Membership cards will be distrib-
uted free to all independent men,
and will entitle independent men to
substantial discounts on cleaning,
pressing, shoe repairing and laun-
dry free of charge. Each committee
of Congress shall submit weekly and
semesterly reports to the Executive
The nresident shall nrenare a sem-

cial, Student Welfare, Scholarship,
Sports and Publicity. It shall in-
clude the following representatives:
Michigan Daily, Rooming Houses,
Dormitories and the Intercooperative
Council. There shall also be a re-
cording secretary.
There shall be representative elec-
tions in the dorms and rooming
houses for council members.
The Advisory Board shall be com-
posed of the Dean of Students and
two other faculty members, the latter
to be selected by the executive com-
mittee for two years; one to be chos-
en each fall.
The president and the secretary
treasurer shall be selected by the four
outgoing serior officers and the Ad-

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