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Cloudy and Cooler.


Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


On Saving Liberty
Here And Abroad ...



Funds Sought
For Additional
Money Grants
TO Appicants
Scholarships To Be Given
To Deserving Students,
Dean Woodburne Says
Only 7 Received
Tuition Awards
Additional funds are being sought
L tbheScholastictCommittee of the
Literary' College {to enable a group
of brilliant but needy students to re-
main in the University, Dean Lloyd
S. Woodburne, chairman of the com-
mittee, announced yesterday.
He said that every one of the 60
applicants, all of whom were person-
ally interviewed by the scommittee,
deserved scholarships. Yet, from lack
of money it was possible for only
11 of them to receive help. And of
this number only seven were given
enotigh to pay for their tuition.
All Above 'B' Average
"There were just two out of the
entire group," Woodburne declared,
"who had below a straight B' aver-
age. The rest of them rangefrom
this point onup to an all A' record.
At the same time, there is not one of
these students who is working less
than 25 hours a week outside of
school. Many of them work more
than 40 hours."
-Instances of the hardships which
these young people are enduring to
obtain an education are plentiful.
Two of them during the entire school
year have been eating for supper
only what they could warm up over
a small stove in their room and what
they could buy in tin cans.
Another has lived almost com-
pletely on beef stew for the past two
months, at a total expense during
that time of only $10. One boy has
earned the majority of his money
during the summer by fattening up
beef and selling it to Chicago meat
packing plants.
At End Of Endurance
Many of the students are very near
the 4dd of their endurance. In fact,
only recently a particularly hard-
worker completely collapsed while
on his job and suffered temporary
amnesia from lack of sleep.
Dean Woodburne emphasized, how-
ever, that "they do not come in whin-
ing and ask for charity. They, are
not that kind. All most of them ask
for is help in obtaining a little better
job. They certainly deserve more
than that."
Each applicant for one' of the,
scholarships is required to fill out a
questionnaire designed to discover
what type and how many hours of
outside work he is doing, how much
he is dependent on his own resources,
to what extent his -family can help
him and what his general expendi-
tures amount to.
Scholarship Big Factor
Scholarship, of course, is also a
large factor. However, the commit-
tee has never drawn a distinct line
between acceptable and non-accept-
able grades. No distinction is ever
made between a 3.0 average and a
3.5 record, for instance. This policy
is followed because of the relative
difficulty of various fields of study
and the difference in time spent on
outside work
More important is the amount of'
promise the candidates show And
many of them show a great deal.
"These students are future leaders

in business, politics and the profes-
sions," Dean Woodburne emphasized,
"and, as such, they are certainly worth
a large investment. All of them
'should receive a scholarship."
German Newspaper
Scores Sumson Talk
BERLIN, May 8.-(/P)-Adolf Hit-
ler's Voelkiseher Beobachter, seem-
ingly aroused by the declaration at-
tributed to U.S. Secretary of War
Henry L. Stimson that Naziism has'
retarded the clock at least five cen-
turies, today branded the speech as
a product of "mental disturbance"-
"even exceeding in historic miscon-
structions" President Roosevelt's ad--
ddress of last Sunday.
Secretary Stimson seldom displayed
his "notorious and political ignor-
ance" better than when he phrased
this sentence, the paper said in a
double-column of comment on the'

Novotna, Cordon To Be Soloists
At Second May Festival Concert

Piatigorsky, Choral Union
Also To Perform Today;
Few Tickets Remain
Jarmila Novotna, soprano, and
Norman Cordon, bass, are the fea-
tured soloists in the second concert
of the annual four-day May Festival
series which will attract a capacity
audience at 8:30 p.m. tonight in Hill
Gregor Piatigorsky, famed violon-
cellist, will team with the Philadel-
phia Orchestra, led by Eugene Or-
mandy, in a rendition of Wagner's
"Don Quixote," Fantastic Variations
for Violoncella and Orchestra.
This evening's performance will
open with the "Alleluia," by Randall
Thompson. It will be sung without
accompaniment by the University
Choral Union. Immediately follow-
ng this will be the well-known work
by Brahms, "Requiem," which will
feature soloists Jarmila Novotna and
Norman Cordon togethe' with the
University Choral Union and the
Philadelphia Orchestra.
"Blessed Are They That Mourn,"
the first section of "Requiem," will
be sung by the Chorus, acompanied
by the Philadelphia Orchestra. This
Union Officers
To Be Inducted
At Staff Dinner
Robert Sibley, Jack Grady
To Take Over Formally
At Recognition Banquet
Robert Sibley and Jack Grady will
be formally inducted into the offices
of president and secretary respective-
ly of the Michigan Union at a rec-
ognition banquet to be held at 6 p.m.'
today on the Union Terrace.
The two new top officers replace
President Douglas Gould and Secre-
tary Charles Heinen.
Members of this year's junior and
sophomore Union staffs will receive
awards in recognition of work done
during the past year. Outgoing Pres-
ident Gould will be toastmaster at
the banquet, the arrangements for
which are being handled by Robert
Shedd, former Union man and newly-
appointed head of the faculty-student
award committee.
Following the banquet the new sen-
ior officers will select 10 of the pres-
ent sophomore staff for positions on
the junior executive staff for the
coming school year. The names will
be announced in Friday's Daily for
the first time.
All members of the Union staffs,
includig freshmen, are invited to the
There will be a meeting of all
freIhmen who have been working
en The Daily for the past semes-
ter at 5 p.m.'today in the Publi-
cations Building. Freshmen and
sophomores who are interested in
trying out for The Daily are also
invited to attend this meeting,

opening section is a consolation for
those who mourn and sets the mood
for the entire work. The second sec-
tion, "Behold, All Flesh Is as the
Grass," contains the "Death March
of the World" and will be sung.
The other sections, "How Lovely
Is Thy Dwelling Place," "Ye That
Now Are Sorrowful" and "Here on
Earth We Have No Continuing Place"
will bring Norman Cordon, Jamila
Novotna and the University Choral
Union to, the center of the stage.
A few tickets still remain for in-
dividual concerts, Dr. Charles A. Sink,
President of the University Musical
Society, announced yesterday. How-
ever, these are selling fast and it is
urgedj that all who desire to attend
and have not tickets as yet should
purchase them at the Hill Auditorium
box-office immediately.
E~ngine Council
Election Today
To Name TWQ
Sophomore engineers will go to
the polls today to elect two of their
classmates to positions on the Engin-
eering Council.-
In the freshman class election held
yesterday, Howard J. Howerth re-
ceived the highest vote and a three-
year position on the Council, while
runner-up David B. Wehmeyer was
voted into a one-year term.
Polls for the sophomoremballoting
will be opeg from 9 a.m. to 12 n., and
from 1 to 3 p.m., Burr J. French,
'42E, and Robert E. Miller, '42E,
directors of the election, have an-
nounced. Identification cards Must
be presented by those sophomore en-
gineers wishing to vote, they empha-
Identification pictures of the soph-
omores running in today's election
will be posted near the ballot box on
the second floor of the West Engin-
eering Building, just over the En-
gineering Arch.
The sophomore receiving the high-
est vote today will be elected for a
two-year term on the Council. The
runner-up will hold office for one
Sophomore candidates to be voted
upon today are Leroy A. Aldinger
James M. Edmunds, Richard D. Gau-
thier, Charles S. Haughey, Robert
F. Hay, Harold C. Petrowitz, Thomas
0. Poyser, David F. Robertson and
Rufus S. Teesdale. I

In 8-1 Rout
Gould Takes Third Win
Of Season; Sharemet
Makes Season's Debut
Netmei To Face
Wildcats Today
(Special to The Daily)
HILLSDALE, May 7.-The whole
town turned out today to see the
local college team beat the big
University in baseball, but was dis-
appointed as the powerful Wolverine
nine completely outclassed Hillsdale
to win, 8-1.
During the first four innings of
the game it looked as if the home
crowd would have their wish. Dave
Fry, Hillsdale pitcher, held Michigan
hitless while his teammates drove in
a run to put the Dales in the lead,
1-0. The stands quieted down, how-
ever, during the last five innings
when Michigan's bats started to ex-
plode in their customary manner.
Ray Fisher's bogs tallied 8 times
and collected 11 safeties before the
game was over to give Mase Gould
his third victory of the season.
Pitcher Gus Sharemet started his
first game of the season for the Wol-
verines and held the Hillsdale squad
hitless and scoreless in the two inn-
ings he worked. Gould relieved Gus
in the third and worked until the
In the first frame that Mase worked
he was touched for three hits and
one run. Michigan's little hurling star
settled down from then on and held
the Hilltoppers to four hits and no
runs in the remaining four innings
he worked.
Michigan broke into the scoring
column in the fifth after two were
out. In that frame George Ruehle
,Continued on Page 3)
Tennis Team Faces
Northwestern Today
Michigan's mighty tennis team will
receive its first real Conference test
this afternoon when it plays host to
Ncrthwestern, last year's Big Ten net
champions, on the Palmer Field
courts, the matches getting under
way at 3 p.m.
Last year the racqueteers took a
9-0, lacing at the hands of the Wild-
cats, and now they are out for re-
The Wolverines have shown that
they possess much power by register-
ing overwhelming victories over the
four Conference teams they have
met. Wisconsin, Chicago and Illi-
nois fell to the tune of 8-1, and the
Purdue netters were shut out, 7-0.
The Wildcats blanked Iowa, the only
Big Ten opponent they faced, 9-0.
Since the heavy downpour early
yesterday morning made the courts
unplayabie, Coach' Leroy Weir de-
cidpd to give his racquet squad an-
other day of rest. The sixth singles
position and the doubles partner of
Tom Gamon will remain the same,
Alden Johnson playing singles and
I-owie Bacon doubles.
In the first singles match, Capt.
Jim Tobin will be pitted against Sey-
mouv Greenberg, who captured the
Conference singles crown last year
in his first season of college com-
petition. As this slim, 140 pound
junior has :yet to lose a dual meet

match, Tobin \,will be the underdog
when he enters the court.
Lawton Hammett, number two
man for the Maize and Blue, will be
(Continued on Page 3)
Lana Wi1l Give Tal~k
On Fwrestry Today
Dean Samuel T. Dana, of the for-
estry school, will deliver a vocational
guidance talk on "Forestry and Con-
servation" at 4:15 p.m. today in the
small ballroom of the Michigan Un-
In his talk, the last in a series of
12 Union-sponsored lectures, Dean
Dana will discuss the field of fores-
try, opportunities offered in this type
of work and the effect the draft
legislation will have upon forestry
The importance of forests for com-
merce as well as conservation will be
mCtrs.rl Dnon nonswill vnlsin the

As Iraq


British Crush Resistance

Fewer Ship Losses Cited

Senate Convoy Foes Say
Maritime Commission
ReportsFew Sinkings
Navy Can Assure
Aid, Knox Claims
WASHINGTON, May 7.-(P)-Foes
of assigning the United States Navy
to convoy duty joyfully seized upon
figures originating in the Maritime
Commission today as showing that
comparatively few vessels carrying
American help to England had been
sunk in the Battle of the Atlantic.
The statistics were contained in a
letter from Chairman Emory S. Land
of that agency to Senator Vanden-
berg (R-Mich). The communication,
prompted by an inquiry from Van-
denberg, said that "only 12" vessels
which left ports of this country for
England between Jan. 1 and April
30 were sent to the bottom. Of 205
vessels sailing for England in the first
three months of the year, the letter
also said, eight were sunk.
Claim Sinkings Exaggerated
Senators critical of convoys or oth-
er strong measures to safeguard Bri-
tain's Atlantic lifeline were quick to
assert that exaggerated propaganda
figures on sinkings had been used to
stir up sentiment for throwing the
navy into the battle of the Atlantic.
The controversy meanwhile was
intensified by a statement from Sec-
retary Knox that if the Navy should
be called on to assure safe delivery
of supplies to Britain it was ready
to do the job.
The Knox remark was made during
a press conference discussion of a
speech last night by Secretary of War
Stimson. The latter,. without men-
tioning convoys or any other specific
method, had called for use of the
Navy to see that the supplies arrive
safely abroad.
Cargo reports of ten of the 12 ships
showed, Admiral Land's letter said,
that they were carrying assorted car-
goes including copper, canned soup,
prunes, steel plates, bars and billets,
zinc, wood pulp, chemicals, ammuni-
tion, rifles, gun barrels, airplane en-
gines and airplane parts.
Letter Is Conclusive
In presenting the letter, Vanden-
berg said he did not consider it con-
clusive, but that it was "far more
authentic than the loose language
that is beingfed the American peo-
ple." He added:
"On a question which so funda-
mentally affects the peace and se-
curity of the American people, I sug-
gest we ought to have all the facts
laid before Congress so we may reach
informed and not propaganda con-
clusions in this critical moment."
Senator Taft (R-Ohio) said he was
"not surprised" at Land's figures and
that a rumor that 40 per cent of
American shipments to England were
being sunk was "silly."
. "The report hits at what has been
the most popular appeal for convoys
and war," he said.

21 Men Enter
Warrior Band
Listen to this tale of romance,
Tale of Indian warrior bold
In the early moon of greenleaves,
Come they forth the stoic valiant;
Forth they romped to paleface wig-
Wigwam one of friend great chief,
Paleface mighty among his kind,
Came he forth to take their token, '
Of the warpath they would tread
Then to the mighty oak of Tappan,
Dashed the screaming yelling redmen;
To the tree of Indian legend,
When the whitemen pale and tremb-
Stood around the mighty oak;
Warriors choice of paleface nation,
Choice of tribe to run the gauntlet,
Down the warriors, painted demons,
Swooped and caught their prey like
Loud the war cry stirred the stillness,
As they seized their hapless captives,
Forth they bore them to their wig-
There to torture at their pleasure,
There around the glowing bonfires,
Heard the words of mighty wisdom,
Smoked the pipe of peace and friend-
Thus there came to Michigamua:
Albert P. Blaustein, William Bur-
ton, Norman Call, William Cartmill,
William Clark, James Galles, Emile
Gele, Paul Goldsmith, Jack Grady,
Daniel Huyett, Ralph Mitchell, Al-
fred Owens, Stuart Park, Bud Piel,
Richard Shuey, Robert Sibley, Wil-
liam Slocum, Donald Stevenson, Ro-
bert Wallace, Robert Westfall and
Harold Wilson.
Brewer Awarded
Booth Fellowship
An award of $600 in the form of the
Booth Travelling Fellowship was giv-
en to Arthur Brewer of Owasso at
a meeting of the award jury yester-
" The award is given by George G.
Booth, Michigan newspaper man, for
graduate students in Architecture.
The fund is to be used for travelling
abroad and studying the architecture
of foreign countries. It was given on,
the basis of competition in which
applicants submitted solutions to
The jury consisted of nine men
tour pracacing architects and fiv
faculty members. The, faculty merm-
bers were Prof Roger Bailey, Prot
Ralph Hammett. Prot. George B
Brigham. j.. Prof. Wells 1. Bennett
and Prof. Jeanr hebrato.
Other members were Kenneth
Black, Clare Ditchy, Detroit, Alden
Dow, Midland, and Harold L. Wood-
worth, Ann Arbor.

Revolting Forces Retreat
Toward Bagdad; RAF
Destroys Air Strength
Relief Troops Lift
Seige Of Airdrome
CAIRO, May 7.-(AP)-British troops
and the RAF were declared officially
tonight to have dealt crushing blows
to the Iraq forces of Premier Rashid
Ali Al Gailani, and military quarters
expressed l4elief that the conflict was
near an end because Germany had
sent the Premier no aid.
British airmen systematically de-
stroyed most of the Iraq air force,
ground troops regained control of a
pumping station near Rutba on the
vital Mosul-Haifa oil pipeline, and
the Iraq siege of the RAF base at
Lake Habbaniyah was broken.
Howitzers Aid
Howitzers and cannoneers flown
from Basra, near the Persian Gulf,
helped the Habbaniyah garrison and
Iraq levies fighting with the British
to rout the Iraqis holding positions
around the airdrome yesterday.
Heavy losses were inflicted by a
closely co-ordinated British ground
and air attack, the British said,
and more than 300 Iraqis were cap-
The shattered forces retreated east-
ward toward Al Falluja, across the
Euphrates River in the direction of
Bagdad, the capital.
Prime Minister Churchill told the
House of Commons in London that
approximately 1,000 Iraqis had been
killed or wounded, and that 434, in-
Aluding 26 officers, captured.
British losses were described offic-
ially as negligible.
War Fervor Subsides
Dispatches from Beirut, Leban-
3n, said that Iraq war fervor ap-
parently was subsiding and that Bag-
dad circles were seeking to lay the
blame for the struggle on a "misun-
derstanding" of treaty rights of the
British and Iraquis. Premier Rashid
Ali Al Gailani was reported to have
ordered his small army to shell the
RAF base at Habbaniyah last Friday
wvhen Britain overrode his protests
ibout landing a second body of Brit-
ish trops in Iraq.
The Premier then was said to hav
asked Adolf Hitler to intervene, Ger.
nan radio stations were heard broad-
,asting the Rashid's supposed appeals
for a Moslem holy war against the
Center To End K
International Group Holds
Open House Monday
The Second Annual International,
Night climaxing the year's activities
of the International Center will be
held from 7:30 to 11 pr.on Monday,
May 12, at the intramural Buildings
it was announced yesterday by Prof.
J. Raleigh Nelson, director of the
The International open house will
be free to the public, and it is the
wind-up of the year's program giv-
ing a cross-section of the Center's *
activities. The night's activities are
also designed to acquaint foreign
students with the facilities of the
Intramural Building.
More than 250 foreign students-will
participate in sport and other activity
exhibitions. The Varsity swimming
team will present a diving display.
The Center's tennis and basketball
championships and the faculty cham-

pionship in squash will be decided.
The soccer trophy for the Cen-
ter's fall championship will be
awarded to the winning Turkish team,
There will also be swimming, volley-
ball, badminton, Jiu Jitsu, handball
and squash events,
Picture slides depicting the Cen-
(Continued on Page 5)
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Nears End;


Churchill Gets Confidence Vote,
Hopes For Increased U. S. Aid

'Premier' Stalin's Newest Title
Meaningless, Declares Stanton

(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, May 7.-Warned in the
anxious tones of David Lloyd George
that America's war help is yet in-
finitely too little to beat Germany,
the British House of Commons today
gave Prime Minister Winston Church-
;ll a new mandate to carry on with a
:onfidence vote of 447 to 3.
For nearly two hours and a half
the white-maned World War Premier
and the Prime Minister of this war
engaged in a sober oratorical duel
before an intent chamber. It was the
end of a two day debate, a recapitu-
lation of Britain's newest reverses and
a summation of her determination
and hopes, and it left Churchill to
all appearances unshaken before Par-
liament .and country.
He walked from the crowded House
in the midst of a rousing and rare
demonstration by the members.
C'hvr'hill's naaph in the main wnu

east to block the Axis, and the dis-
closure that America has promised
enough new ships to help Britain
through 1942 in the Battle of the At-
Churchill admitted, in answer to
Lloyd George, that Britain needed
much more naval help from America,
but he added: "I expect we shall get
a good deal more help in many ways."
"When a mighty democracy of 130,-
000,000 gets on the move," he said,
"one can only wait for full develop-
ment of those vast psychological
manifestations and their'translation
into physical means."
He concluded: " . .. I feel sure we
have no need to fear the tempest.
Let it roar, let it rage! We shall come
It was toward the Battle of the
Atlantic that Lloyd George directed
his warning.
"T th "ank enl 1 o arm fnt qr

Dr. John W. Stanton, history de-
partment authority on Russian af-
fairs, yesterday minimized completely
the significance of Joseph Stalin's
latest move making himself Premier
in place of Vyacheslav Molotov
who had held that post for 11 years.
"Stalin has merely assumed in.
name what he has formerly exer-
cized in fact," Dr. Stanton assert-
ed, "and on the surface is appears
that he has simply determined to
use his powers in a more formal, dip-
lomatic sense, as the person techni-
cally responsible for the direction of
Soviet policy." Previously, Dr. Stan-
ton explained, Stalin has presided
alongside ex-Premier Molotov as a
sort of "high priest."
As to why the move was made, and
at this narticular moment. Dr. Stan-

go on diplomatic missions and open-
ly lead'official public functions."
On the question of "personalities,"
which have figured prominently here-
tofore in Soviet politics, Dr. Stanton
cautioned that "there is positively
no personal antagonism between Sta-
lin and Molotov. The ex-Premier," Dr.
Stanton pointed out, "has been Sta-
lin's 'yes-man' throughout his ca-
reer and their long association has
been intimate."
Molotov, who displaced Maxim Lit-
vinov as Commissar of Foreign Af-
fairs, has been retained in this ca-
pacity insuring, Dr. Stanton said,
"that Soviet foreign policy will re-
main the same. As to her general
policies, Russia, in the interest of
spreading 'world revolution' ands ex-
panding her boundaries, will continue
her collaboration with the Axis."
Commenting on the nfinia lenm-

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