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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication

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Editorial
Convoys Are
Next Step .

VOL. LI. No. 149 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1941 Z-323

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Packing'

Of Publications

Board

Is

Seen

39 Contestants
WillVie Today
For Student
Sen ate Posts
Voting Places Established
Throughout Campus;
Open 9:15_To- 5:30
Eleetion Will Fill
18 Vacant Spots
Students will vote today in the
semi-annual election for 18 Student
Senate positions.
Six voting posts have been pro-
vided at six convenient locations and
balloting will continue from 9:15 a m.
to 5:30 p.m.
Thirty-nine names will appear on
the ballot. Fourteen will run under
the Michigan party title, 13 under the
University Progressive designation,
four under Inter-Guild sponsorship,
and one under the American Stu-
dent Union label.
Two contestants are running as
dormitory representatives, three oth-
ers are running as independents, while
one of the group uses the designation,
non-partisan. Still carrying the ban-
ner of Wendell Willkie is Robert
Grekin, '43, who is running under a
"Win With Willkie" slogan.
On page six appears tie schedule
for ballot box officials.
In a statement on the importance
of the election Ellman declared, "I
POLLING PLACES
Union from 9:15 to 5:30
League from 9:15 to 5:30
University Hall from 9:15 to 5:30
Engineering Arch from 9:15 to 5:30
Library from 9:15 to 5:30
Hutchins Hall (law) from 12 to 2
consider this election for the Student
Senate the most important of its
career. This year the Senate insti-
tuted many projects. It conducted a
labor survey for those who must earn
or supplement their expenses, sched-
uled several parleys with faculty par-
ticipation, and endeavored to obtain
scholarships for those who deserve
rd need them. This election is decis-
ive because it must put over con-
scientious and representative candi-
dates, who are vitally interested in
furthering its functions and extend
its influences."
The election will be conducted un-
der the Hare System of choice voting,
sometimes known as the Single
Transferable Vote, the voter making
the figure "1" in front of his first
choice of student senator, the figure
"2" in front of his second choice and
so on for as many choices as h-
wishes.
Petitions Due
ForJudiciary
Men's Council Sets 5 P.M.
As Application Deadline
Eligible Junior men students who
are seeking positions on the Men's
Judiciary Council have until tomor-
row to submit sealed petitions to the
student offices of the Michigan
Union.
The petitions were not due yester-
day, as erroneously reported in The
Daily. No signatures will be needed,
Ward Quaal, president of the Cqpncil,

said.
The Men's Judiciary Council is a
seven-man board which conducts all
campus elections and acts as a disci-
plinary board in disputes involving
men students.'
Selections for the next year's board
will be made by Hervie Haufler, man-
aging editor of The Daily; President
of the Union, Doug Gould; Jim Har-
rison, acting for the Interfraternity
Council; Quaal and Dean of Students
Joseph A. Bursley.
Reduction In Rates Given
Engine Seniors On Gowns

Michilodeon Will Feature Skits,
Dancing, Five-Cent Concessions

Changes Made
In Procedure
O eferment
Studenits M st Send Letter
To Local Draft Board
To Seek Postponement
Prof. Hopkins TeMs
University Function
A new procedure for deferment and
postponement of military service, ef-
fective May 5, makes it mandatory
for every student who desires either
of these to compose a letter to his
draft board, according to an an-
nouncement made yesterday by Prof.
Louis A. Hopkins, Chairman of the
University Committee on National
Defense.
A statement of the individual's re-
quest should be made up in affadav-
it form, addressed to his draft board
and then presented to his faculty ad-
visor.
The University, before forwarding
the letter to the particular draft
board, will prepare a statement of its
The full text of Professor Hop-
kins' statement regarding the new
procedure, complete with specific
instructions and a list of faculty
advisers, is to be found in The
Daily Official Bulletin on page 2.
All students and faculty members

Getting ready for Michilodeon at final practice last night were Shirley
Hassard, '44, and Barbara Clark, '43, who are among the star partici-
pants of the Pi Phi Bathing Beauty Contest. Getting a laugh out of
their old-fashioned swim suits and helping them out at the same time
is Doris Slack, '41 PhysEd.
By WILL SAPP
Collegiana will reach its height today and tomorrow when an expected
4,000 Michigan students crowd their way into Waterman and Barbour Gyms
for Michilodeon, the 1941 five-cent festival which promises to be the biggest
held on campus since the turn of the century.
The show opens at 7:30 p.m. and will continue to midnight, Charles
Heinen, '41E, general chairman said.
A hundred dancing hostesses, fraternity and sorority skits, contests,
prizes, a doggy derby, circus acts--all these are in store for Michilodeon
customers.
Forty dancing girls and fellows-the Whirly-Girlie Chorus-hand picked
by Heinen himself, will present what is billed as the most daring show everj
presented on campus.
Woody Mack and his orchestra will provide dancing in Barbour Gym.-
nasium both nights. Base tickets
price is five cents, but five ticketsi
are required for admission-these a
will entitle the bearer to five conces- h
sions.IAre Revealed

An Editorial..
By HERVIE HAUFLER and ALVIN SARASOHN
LAST NOVEMBER we editors of The Daily leaned over backvards in our
attempt to work along with the University administration. After we
had apologized and taken without protest a week's suspension from the
staff for a deed of whose wrongness we are still not fully convinced, we felt
that we had acted in good faith with them and had done what we could to
improve relations with the University.
We do not believe that the University, now that its tuin'for fair play
has come, has acted in good faith with us in the present issue of"packing"
the Board in Control of Student Publications.
Although the Regents approved the "packing" measure on December
13, 1940, the press was not informed in any manner, and our subsequent
appeals for information have been met with vague generalities and pleas
of ignorance. Nobody knew-for publication.
THE UNIVERSITY has known for five months that two alumni members
and two faculty Senate members would be added to the Board in
Control of Student Publications. Yet it has waited until just before
appointments-a period marked by the confusion and disorganization of
changing staffs-to allow word of the "packing" plan to go before the
public.
No time was left for any sort of discussion or protest. No chance has
been left for supporters of the present set-up of The Daily to marshal the
support of alumni, students and faculty. Even now, the plan has been
learned of only through the piecing together of many small bits of ixifor-
mation.
In a word, the Administration has not kept faith with us.
THE TLAN itself is not a good one. Our protest against it does not lie
in any blind wish, to have complete student control of The Daily. We
have always realized that this is not justified. We still think-although.
now we nay be foolish and dumb-that faculty men, and alumni, know
things that are good for us to know, and that older men can help us to put
out a better newspaper. And so we have always thought that the present
organization of the Board was a good one, for the ratio of representation
is now four faculty member to three students. This means that, when
there is complete faculty agreement ox} any issue, the faculty can vote
the action' in the way it wishes. For example, it voted solidly for the
suspension.
But, under this set-up, when the opinion of the students is so thought-
ful and reliable that one or more of the faculty members decides to vote
along with the students, then, and then only, do the students have control
of the Board. It is incorrect, therefore, to claim that a student-controlled
Board will do silly and irresponsible things, for the simplej]reason that, to
get a majority, it is always necessary for at least one faculty man to feel
that the cause of the students is just and sensible. Under the new set-up,
the students would be snowed under by numbers.
THIS ALSO MEANS that the action of "packing" the Board with more
faculty men and alumni members is directed not only against the stu-
dents and their control of the paper, but also against the faculty man who
will dare to side with students in deciding a controversial issue.
The Daily, we feel, in its best years has been the organ of the students.
Edited and managed by students, it has risen to ,a high place in college
journaliF.m. This action will take it out of the hands of the students who
have worked it un into what it is today and-we have every fear--twill
make of it little more than a glorified house organ, singing emptily the
praises of its masters. But no one will listen. No one will look. No one
will want to read. That is the greatest tragedy, we feel. A Daily that is
not the paper of students will be looked upon as a great Daily Official
Bulletin. And that is what, in fact, it will be.
EVEN THOUGH the new appointees have the greatest interests of the
-A University and the paper at heart, the very presence of an overwhelm-
ing representation of faculty men will kill the initiative, the independence,
the -fervor of the staff-the qualities that have made for The Daily's
progress. Even though the new appointees may be liberal men, staff
members will henceforth be afraid to strike out on their own roads of
thought. They will shy away from the progressive, from the provocative
the best characteristics of an advanced educational institution like the
University of Michigan.
The Daily will lose, and the University will lose if the paper is taken
from the students.
T HAS BEEN SAID that freedom of thought iaiid expression have been
,stifled on this campus during the past year. The Daily is the only,

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Members'

Sarah Caswell Angell Theatre,
above Barbour Gym, has been opened
for the first time in a decade and
will be the setting for a continuous
program of skits. There the Theta's
will Can-Can, the Sigma Chi barber-
shop quartet will sing, and there the
Betas are reviving the hit of the 1939
Michigras celebration, the Beta Fol-
lies Beserk, starring Strip-Teaser Bob
Bush.
Pi Beta Phi is going "all-out" pre-
senting a bathing beauty contest and
a "Guess His Weight and Douse Your
Date" concession. Over 40 organi-
zations have entered either skits or
booths. Prizes, Jack Grady promised,
will vary from hams to radios to shav-
ing soaps.
Fraternity mascots are going to
compete in the Doggy Derby. One
of the prizes offered 'is a ribbon for
"The Dog I'd Like Most to be Strand-
ed on an Iland With."
Sponsored jointly by the WAA and
1he Michigan Union, .Michilodeon.
proceeds will go toward the proposed
women's swimming pool fund, ac-
cording to Anna Jean Williams, '41,
assistant chairman.
Although plans to exhibit Gargan-
tua, the world's largest ape, fell
through, each person who attends
thc show will receive what the spon-
sors call "a personalized menagerie"
-a box of animal crackers.

By Woodbiirne
Over $2,000 Is Awarded
To Eleven Students;
Hope For More Funds
Winners of the 1941-42 Literary

own as regards the student in an
attempt' to facilitate the decision of
the board. A recommendation for de-
ferment may or may not be made in
each case.
"The better the scholarship, the
shorter the time before receiving a
degree for which the student is regis-
tered and the closer his work is to
the needs of the National Defense
program, the stronger will be the rec-
ommendation of the University au-
thority to the local draft board,"
Professor Hopkins declared.
National Headquarters of the Se-
lective Service System has announced
a list of occupations in which there
is a shortage of prepared men as
follows: chemistry, engineering, den-
tistry, pharmacy, physics, medicine,
biology and bacteriology, geology, geo-
phyics, meteorology, hydrology and
cartography. Students in these fields
will probably reccive special consid-
eration.
Students H.old
Peace Strike
In Feich Park

Approval
Is Sought
Prof. Sunderland States
In Letter That Regents
Have Approved Measure
Ruthven To Meet
With Board Today
By PAUL CHANDLER
(The Daily City Editor)
President Ruthven will nake public
in the near future a new plan, ap
proved already by the Board of Re-
gents, that will "pack" the Board
in Control of Student Publications
with more faculty members.
This information was learned from
well-informed sources by The Daily
Editors yesterday. An official an-.
nouncement of the action is expected
to be given to the Board itself at a
meeting with President Ruthven to-
night.
Meeting Planned For Saturday
According to these sources, the re-
organization plan is only part of a
sweeping revision of the Regents' by-
laws, and has not been announced
pending approval of the entire set
of by-laws.
Members of the present Board in
Control have already received a let-
ter from Prof. Edson R. Sunderland,
secretary, however, announcing a
meeting Saturday morning wherein
the board will be asked to consider
"a resolution for changing the arti-
cles of incorporation of the Board to
conform with the action of the Board
of Regents taken on December, 1940,
changing the membership."
This would indicate that the re-
vision has already been approved by
the Board of Regents, and will be
put in force when the by-laws' are
approved in their entirety.
Board To Have Six From Faculty
The new Board will be composed
of six faculty members, two alumni
members, and three students, all with
a single vote, it was learned.
At the present time the Board has
four faculty members, each with one
vote, three students members, each
with one vote, and two alumni mem-
bers, who act in an advisory capacity
without vote.
This will necessitate the appoint-
ment of two more faculty members
and t\he granting of voting power to
Lee A White and Webb McCall. the
alumni members.
President Ruthven has called a
meeting of some of the Board mem-
bers for Friday night, but he has not
indicated what subject will be dis-
cussed. The Daily's informants as-
sume, however, that it will be de-
voted to a consideration of thp re-
organization plan.
Students Not Invited
hAparently the student members of
the Board have not been invited to
the meeting with the President to-
night. James Tobin, '41, Phillip West-
-brook, '42L, and Albert Mayio, Grad.,
said last night that they had not
been asked to attend any such con-
ference.
It is known that a change in the
administration of The Daily was dis-
cussed by the Board of Regents a
year ago. Shortly thereafter the Uni-
versity Council appointed a commit-
tee, to investigate the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications and to
make recommendations for improve-
ment,
Prof. Axel Marin, of the engineer-
ing college, Prof. Shirley W. Allen,
of the forestry school, and Prof.
Ora S. Duffendack were members of
that committee, and they submitted
their findings to the Council last

fall.
Measure Adopted In December
Their report, which contained the
"packing" suggestion; was adopted by
the Council and forwarded to the
Board of Regents,
Presumably the Regents, at their
regular December meeting, adopted
the Council's recommendation as a
part of the by-laws, which have been
undergoing revision for many months.
Professor Sunderland's letter to the
individual board members reads:
"At a meeting of the Board in

College scholarships, which have a
combined value of more than $2,000,
were announced yesterday by Dean
Lloyd S. Woodburne.
The Simon Mandelbaum awards,
each valued at approximately $320,
were given to Leonard J. Eyges, '42;
William H. Hogan, '43, and Leon
Madanisky, 'A,3. Olga J. Fedko, '41,
and Arthur M'. Rude won an estimat...
ed $200 each and Arnold H. Reck-
nagel, '43, was granted nearly $1501
from the James R. and Charles J.
Hunt and Margaret Smith scholar-
ship funds.
The John Pitt Marsh scholarships,
estimated at $80, were given to Edgar
C. Morrison and Virginia Graham,
'43. The Fanny Ransom Marsh
awards, approximately $80 each, were
presented to Michael Kassa and
Elizabeth A. Burkheiser, '42. Richard
S, Kelley, '42, was the sole winner
of the Martha Robinson Hawkins
scholarship, valued at nearly $250.

Senator Wheeler' To Keyi ote
Campus Peace Rally Monday

Outstanding opponent of Presi-
dent Roosevelt's eight years of ad-
ministration is the keynoter of next
Mondays peace rally -- Senator Bur-
ton K. Wheeler of Montana - who,
strangely enough, was the first mem-
ber of the Congress to plug for FDRs
candidacy back in 1932.
Perhaps his tradition of individ-
ualism, partly the heritage of his
Massachusetts' Yankee blood and the
rought life in Montana shortly after
the turn of the century, is responsi-
ble.
But whatever the reason be, Wheel-
er - nominally a Democrat - has
broken party lines whenever he
thought the issues involved were
deeper and more worthy than smooth

With the slogan, ."Stop the slide
toward war," as their battle-cry ap-
proximately 300 students gatheredt
yesterday in Felch Park to strike for
peace.
The crowd I iard Edward Strong,
secretary of the 'Southern Negro
Youth Congress, appeal for a "people'sa
peace . . . for there is nothing to
choose between English imperialism
rand German fascism."
Sha ring the platform with Strong
were Roy Lancaster, International
Representative of the Fur and Leath-
er Workers Union (CIO), and Rev.
Owen Knox, chairman of the Nation-
at League for Constitutional Rights.
The former brought "greetings
from the millions of men and women
in the labor movement who are with
you in your fight for peace and
d cmocracy." Reverend Knox point-
ed out "the anti-democratic trend in
this country at the same time our
youth are being asked to fight for
the ideals of democracy."
'Crvl( j( Give-
"Le Jeu de LAmour et d' Hasrad"
the 35th annual French play will be
given at 8:30 p.m. today in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre by French stu-
dents chosen for excellence in the
language and dramatics under the

Glenn Miller ToI
For the second year it
Glenn Miller, who has rece
voted the favorite band
college students, has been s
furnish music for the annu
Ball, it was announced late
by a member of the dance c
The dance will be held froz
to 3 a.m. Friday, June 20 a

Niie To Face Ohio Sute Today-;
NyiGENEoGvaB ONetters Defeat Lansing Squad
Byv GENE GRIBB IEli (Secia to The Daily)

-- -- r organ in which all types of opin-
ion have been expressible to a
P y large audience-whether by editor-
ni ~a row, ial, column, guest editorial, or a
ntly been large-sized letter column which
leader of has always welcomed every intelli-
leno gent contribution 'If Michigan is
last night'to remain an institution where we
omnittee. are to gather some of the richness
,m 10 p.m. of the real University, The Daily
t the I-M, must remain a student paper.

been subverting the vested interests
of the copper trust and others.
It was the issue of the "court pack-
ing" that saw Wheeler gain promi-
nence as the leader of the Republi-
can and Dbmocratic Congressmen
who succeeded in defeating the Pres-
ident's plan. Today he is once more
at the head of a Congressional coali-
tion which has been bucking the
lease-lend bill and the Administra-
tion's foreign policy in general.
So far they have been on the short
end of the battles in Congress, but it
is Wheelers' conviction that the peo-
ple of the U.S. feel differently, and
he and other Administration op-
ponent's are now engaged in a na-
tion-wide appeal to the American

Michigan and Ohio State, two
clubs who'll have a big say in -the
Big Ten baseball chase before the
season is over, meet today at Colum-
bus in the first of a two-game series.
Coach Ray Fisher will send four-
game winner Mickey Stoddard -to the
mound to oppose the Buckeyes' Jim
Sexton in today's contest, saving
Cliff Wise, his sophomore sensation,
for tomorrow's game,
Michigan will be favored to take
the series and maintain their hold
on the Conference lead, which they
share with Iowa at present. The
Hawkeyes tangle with Minnesota at
Minneapolis this week-end.
The basis for giving the Wolver-
ines the edge over Ohio State rests
mainly on the hitting power they

EAST LANSING, May 1.-The Uni-
versity of Michigan tennis' team took
three doubles matches and four of
six singles tilts to down Michigan
State's netters here today, 7-2.
As expected, the Michigan attack
wag paced by the number one doubles
team of Capt. Jim Tobin and Lawton
Hammett, which completely out-
classed the first Spartan combination
of Morris Brilling and Fred Perkins.
Just how good Michigan's top
doubles entry is is indicated by the
fact that Tobin took three sets to
down Drilling in their singles match
and Hammett likewise was forced to
go the limit to beat Perkins.
The only two Michigan State points
came in the third and fourth brack-
et singles matches. Ambidextrous

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