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VOL. LI. No. 155




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Publication Board
Increase Opposed;
By Student Senate

Baseball Team To Face
Powerful Illini Today

Todd, Kelley, Ruth Basye
Elected To Head Group;
Alpern Chosen Speaker
New Committee
Chairman Named
The Student Senate, in its first
meeting since Friday's election when
the Michigan Party captured eleven
out of eighteen posts, went on record
yesterday as opposed to the addition
of any non-student members to the
Board in Control of Student Publica-
The Senate then voted "to delegate
the question of proposed Board
changes to its Student lRights Com-
mittee and take immediate action to
circulate a petition and send letters
to alumni urging them to complain
to President Ruthven." ;
William Todd President
Election of officers for the coming
year saw William Todd, '42, chosen
to succeed John McCune, '42, as pres-
ident. Todd took charge of all the
Senate parleys this year and served
as. ticket chairman for the Senate
Scholarship Fund dance. A member
of Alpha Tau Otega fraternity, he
is also affiliated with Mimes and
Alpha Nu, honorary speech fraternity.
Roger Kelley, runner-up to Todd in
the presidential race, was automat-
ically named as vice-president. Kelley,
former chairman of the Senate Stu-
dent Government Committee, has
served on the Interfraternity Council
and The Daily. He is a member of
Chi Psi fraternity and Sphinx hon-
orary society.
Ruth Basye Secretary
Ruth Basye, '42, was unanimouly
eelcted secretary, replacing Julie
Chockley, '42. Robert I. Alpern, '42,
was chosen Speaker of the Senate.
Addressing the meeting in his ad-
visory capacity, Dr. Edward A. Blake-
man, Counsellor of Religious Educa-
tion, declared that the Student Sen-
ate must perfect its procedure and
so make possible a democratic struc-
ture for the whole University. Dr.
Blakeman also urged the Senate to
conduct one forum per month, open
to the public.
President Todd also named last
night the chairmen for six Senate
committees. John Zimmerman, '43,
was named to head the service group
while William Ditz, '42A, and John
Edmonson, '42, were selected to take
charge of the parley committee.;
Krause Chosen
Robert Krause, '42, was chosen
chairman of the student rights com-
mittee, William Ellman, '43, was ap-
pointed student government head.
Ted McOmber, '42, was named to
take charge of functions, and Edward
Tann, '43E, will direct the scholarship
Tann discussed plans for the Sen-
ate Scholarship Fund dance to be
held May 23, and 'emphasized the
need for publicity and ticket distri-
,bution in the dormitories. Fraternities
and men's co-operatives are already
working for the affair, the proceeds
of which will be used toward schol-
arships for needy students on cam-
German Peace

Dean Explains
Procedure of
Regents' Laws
More light on the reorganization of
the Board in Control of Student Pub-
lications and attendant questions was
shed yesterday when Dean E. Blythe
Stason, Provost of the University, ex
plained the method and history of
the codification of the Regents by-
laws. .
It had been intimated in some
quarters that the codification of the
by-laws pertaining to the Publica-
tions Board had included changes
rather than compilation, and further,
that the volume of by-laws approved
Dec. 13, 1940 by the Regents had
been withheld until last week.
The Dean, who as Provost has been
actively engaged in the codification
of Regents by-laws for the last three
years, made the following points:
1. By-laws pertaining to the Publi-
cations Board were referred to the
Board in February, 1940, and after
that body could not resolve differences
of opinion on proposed changes, the
question was referred to the Univer-
sity Council for settlement.
2. The task of organizing, mimeo-
graphing and adding citations to the
by-laws approved last December has
in fact been done in record time, and
bound volumes were distributed in
January and February of this year to
all schools, colleges and other agen-
cies of the University just as pro-
ceedings of the Regents are distribut-
3. These volumes represent all by-'
laws codified over .a period of sev-
eral years, and were approved- as in
effect last December until the task
of codification is complete, when they
will be formally adopted as by-laws.
4. Only a limited edition of the ap-
proved by-laws has been printed, but
'anyone who wishes to borrow a copy
may do so by calling at 1014 Angell
Ford Election
of Union Agent
Workers To Vote May 21
For Bargainer; AFL
Claims Pact With Ford
DETROIT, May 8.-UP)-An em-
ploye election to determine a bar-
gaining agent in the great Rouge
Plant of the Ford Motor Company
last major non-union firm in the
automobile industry, was set for May
21 by {the National Labor Relations
Board today.
Eighty five thousand workers, :n
what Labor Board officials said will
be the largest single plant election
on record, will 'cast ballots for the
United Automobile Workers (CIO),
the Federal Labor Union (AFL), or
for neither.
The Board regional office also
scheduled an election at the Ford-
Lincoln plant, employing about 3,500
men, for the same day. Both elections
will involve production and mainten-
ance workers. Pattern makers at the
Rouge Plant, numbering about 300
men, will take part in a separate
election pairing the UAW-CId
against the AFL's Pattern Makers
League of North America.
The AFL, said tonight the Ford
Company had agreed to recognize the
union as sole bargaining agent in
12 small plants outside the Detroit

I. A. Capizzi, Ford attorney, said
he had no definite knowledge of an
Today Set As Deadline
For Sonior Class Dues
Class dues for seniors in the Lit-
erary College will be collected for the
last time today from 2:00 to 4:00
p.m. in the lobby of Angell Hall.'This

Mickey Stoddard Is Slated
To Pitch Against Grant;
Wise To Stat Saturday
Michigan's championship -bound
baseball team will face its biggest
hurdle of the season when it meets
the powerful Illinois nine at 4:05 p.m.
today in the first of a two game series.
The biggest crowd of the year will
be on hand at Ferry Field Wo see
whether or not the highly touted
Illini are the heaviest hitting team
in the Western Conference.
Michigan is eleading the Big Ten
now by a one game lead but a sweep
of the series by the boys from Cham-
paign will put the Illinois team 'n
an excellent position to annex their
second straight championship.
But such a task for the visitors
will not be an easy one, bcause of the
consistent heavy hitting and fine
pitching the Wolverines have dis-
played so far this season.
Michigan's Maynard Stoddard and
Cliff Wise/are the Conference's lead-
ing pitchers while diminutive George
Harms is leaving all Big Ten com-
petition far behind with a batting
average of .611.
Ray Fisher heard bad news today
when Dr. Barton of the University
Health Service informed him that
Capt. Bill Steppon, the Wolverines
star second baseman would not be
able to play in the series. Bill en-,
tered the hospital last Friday with an
injured knee, but before he was able
to leave the Health Service he con-
tracted a severe ringworm infection
in both feet. He has since been un-
able to walk and it is extremely
doubtful whether or not he will be

Nazi FliersBlast London;
British Claim 39 Downed;
Shippinlg Losses Disputd

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able to witness today's game even
from the sidelines.
Fisher will start sophomore Bob.
Christenson for the injured Steppon
at second base. "Chris" has been play-
ing excellent ball for the Wolverines
during the past week by making some
sensational stops and hitting well over
Stoddard will start on the mound
today for the Varsity while Wise will
do the hurling in tomorrow's contest.
They will be opposed by Capt. Allan
Grant and John Drish, respectively.
Stoddard did some relief work
against the Illini last year and held
them hitless in the five innings he
pitched. Michigan split that series
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Conrad Nagel Arrives Sunday
To Rehearse For Male Animal'
Conrad Nagel, Hollywood star and was originally slated to succeed Elliott
director, soon to appear in the Dra- Nugent in this part, his activities as
matic Season's production of "The director of "The Silver Theatre of
Male Animal," will arrive in Ann Ar- the Air" have permitted him only
bor Sunday on a flying trip from now to step into his role.
Hollywood, it was learned yesterday. "The Male Animal," rollicking com-
Arriving with him are Leon Ames edy of campus life written by James
and Robert Scott, who will also take Thurber and Elliott Nugent, was a
major parts in the production. hit onl Broadway last year and has
Ann Arbor audiences will be the won constant acclaim during its tour
first to see Nagel in the leading role this winter. Continuing in their
of Professor Turner, for although he Broadway roles will be many members
------ of the original cast.
Ruth Matteson, well-known on the
Center To Give legitimate stage
for her decided
hits in "Parnell,"
Annual Display "What A Life,"
"The Wingless Vic-
s i a Etory" with Kather-
ine Cornell, and
last year in the re-
Open House To Feature view "One For The
Open oMoney," will con-
Activity, Cross-Section; tinue her portrayal
Scheduled For May 12 of Ellen Turner. ,,Ruth Matteson
y Leon Ames is also a member of the
New York cast, having played the
The International Center will close part of Joe Ferguson for over a year
its year's program with the Second now. He is also a veteran of Holly-
Annual International Night to be wood where he appeared with Tyrone
held from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Monday. Power in "Suez." On Broadway he
May 12, at the Intramural :Building. had leading roles in "Bright Honor,"
The "International" open house is "House in the Country" and "Thirsty
free to the public and will present Soil."
a cross-section of the Center's ac- In addition to "The Male Animal,"
tivities. Sports and cultural exhibi- which will open the Dramatic Sea-
tions will feature the evening's dis- son May 19, four other hits are sched-
play. uled to show here in the five weeks'
. Talented Russian fortune tellers festival. The second week will bring
and a blindfolded South African chess Ilka Chase of stage, screen and radio
player are among the unusual presen- fame, in Samson Raphaelson's "Sky-
tations. In the sports field there will lark." This lively comedy made its
be swimming, volleyball, badminton, bow to New York audiences last year
Jiu Jitsu, handball and squash events. with Gertrude Lawrence in the part
The winning Turkish team will be Miss Chase will play.
awarded the soccer trophy for the "Ladies in Retirement," rated ,the
Center's fall championship. English, best mystery play since "Kind Lady,"
Portugese, and mandarin (Chinese) will follow "Skylark," starring Ruth
language classes are also scheduled. Gordon, one of the "first ladies" of
nh and S in h^ d P b the theatre.

Concert Today
Will Feature
Suzanne Sten
Jose Iturbi Will Appear;
Saul Caston To Conduct
In spite of a light rain that threat-
ened to keep attendance down, al-
most 5,000 music lovers filled Hill'
Auditorium to near capacity yester-
day to hear the second concert in
the forty-eighth annual May Festi-
val series.
The Festival will continue today at
2:30 p.m. with Suzanne Sten, fam-
ous soprano of the Metropolitan Op-
era, and Jose Iturbi, well-known pian-
ist, as the featured soloists. Saul
Caston will lead the Philadelphia
Orchestra in place of Eugene Or-
The program will begin with the
Overture to "The Flying Dutchman"
by Wagner, which will be played by
the Philadelphia Orchestra. Miss
Sten will follow with a rendition of
"Saint Mary Magdalene" by Vincent
Suite from "The Fire Bird" by Igor
Stravinski will also be heard on the
afternoon program. The movements
include "Introduction," "The Fire
Bird and Her Dance," "Dance of the
Princesses," "Kastchei's Infernal
Dance" and "Finale."

Netters Defeat
In 6-3 Triumph


Weirmen Avenge
In Hard-Fought
Greenberg Beats


Coach Leroy Weir's ennis team
avenged last year's 9-0 loss by defeat-
ing Northwestern, 1940 Conference
net champions, 6-3, yesterday after-
noon in a hard-fought battle on theI
Palmer Field courts.
The absence of Beryl Shapiro, reg-
ular number three man, caused Paul
Bennett, Wildcat mentor, to shift his
lineup somewhat. Hall played in the
three spot and all the other men
moved up a notch, Bob Goodkind
playing four, Jack Shapiro five, and
Don Skinrood six.
Michigan's number one doubles
combination of Capt. Jim Tobin and
Lawton Hammett lost their first
match of the season to Seymour
Greenberg and Gene Richards, Wild-
cat leader, 8-6, 6-4. Greenberg was
all over the court as he :nade :um-
erous kill shots and kept the great
net game of the Wolverines stifled.
The best match of the day was the
battle between Porter and Hall. The
first set was a see-saw affair all the
way, with the net play of the North-
eastern lad helping him gain a 7-5
0nonteniled (n pg n

Luftwaffe Hits Midlands,
Belfast In Eighth Day
Of Continued Bombing
Iraq Premier Flees
After British Aids
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, May 9.--P)-Swarms of
German raiders, hitting Britain with
clocklike regularity for eight'days and
nights despite mounting tolls exact-
ed by British fighters, blasted with
force at British port areas, London
and the industrial midlands last
night and early today.
The Luftwaffe met patrols of Brit-
ish night fighters as soon as they
reached the English coast and the two
air forces fought with scarcely a
let-up during the night in this con-
tinuing new "Battle of Britain."
The. British grimly claimed 39,Nazi
planes bagged in the 24 hours ended
last midnight.
Other raiders fanned out as far as
the south coast of 'Northern Ireland.
(But there was not word asto wheth-
er Belfast had been hit again.)
Britain has not been under constant
air attack in the past eight days
of accelerated aerial warfare but
observers declared the German raid-
ing is not waning in spite of the
increasing triumphs claimed by the
Royal Air Force.
Large-scale day raids were dis-
counted months ago and single day-
light planes which seldom carry
more than one or two bombs cause
alerts of only about 10 or 15 minutes.
But the average time of the nightly
alerts in a half-dozen principal areas
since May 1 has been six hours.
Blazing anti-aircraft batteries are
playing their part in the defense
against the heavier raiding.
British Admit Large
Shipping Losses
British Government and the Mari-
time Commission hastened to correct
tonight any impression that recent
British shipping losses on the Atlan-
tic had been minor a disputed
point suddenly important in the flar-
ing Congressional controversy over
In high London quarters it was said
that tonnage lost in April was nearly
as high as in any previous month, ap-
parently close to 460,000 tons. The
previous peak was 463,000 tons in
June, 1940.
Chairman Emory S. Land, of the
Maritime Commission issued a state-
ment making it plain that his prev-
ious summary of certain shipping
losses was incomplete. It had said
that only 12 ships which cleared
United States ports had been reported
sunk in the past four months. It
was based, he said, on newspaper
and other reports.
"There is reason to believe," he
added, "that actual losses run sub-
stantially greater than reported los-
Admiral Land's original estimate
went in the form of a letter to Sen-
ator Vandenberg (Rep-Mich) which
the latter triumphantly produced yes-
terday at a meeting of the Senate
Commerce Committee.
Vandenberg and other members of
the anti-convoy group were jublant.
Premier Ali Gaiani
Flees Iraq Capital
CAIRO, Egypt, May .-(A'-Pub-
lie demonstrations in Baghdad
against the month-old Iraq. govern-
ment fighting the British Empire
forced Premier Rashid Ali Al Gailani
to flee in haste from the little king-
dom's capital, the Egyptian press re-

ported tonight.
Where the coup d'etat Premier
might have gone was not indicated
;n the unconfirmed news dispatches,
[t was noted, however, that the re-
port came after British bombers
blasted the Baghdad airport and
Dther strategic points still held by
the Iraquis after seven days of un-
declared warfare.
A fU-rn in,,,.A ira i ai a n+i

Frencn ana panis run uauie
will be conducted along with a round-
table discussion which will be led by
a Syrian student, Fakhri Maluf, Grad.
Lantern slides of the Center's ac-
complishments during the year will
be shown from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Today is the last day for seniors
to purchase tickets for Senior Ball,
it was announced yesterday by Bill
Elmer, '41. Tickets may be pur-
chased from 3 to 6 p.m. in the
Union or the League.
Faculty Member Speaks
Prof. John H. Muyskens of the
speech department and Mr. Robert
0. Morgan, assistant general secre-!
tary of the Alumni Association, gave
addresses last night at a meeting of
the Port Huron University of Michi-
gan Club.

Union Appoints 12 To Junor Posts;
BlstiFogle Named To Congress

Four Receive
Council Posts
Sophomores, Freshmen
Chosen By Engineers
LeRoy A. Aldinger and James M.
Edmunds are the new sophomore
members of the Engineering Council
as a result of the sophomore class
election held yesterday, election di-
rectors Burr J. French, '42E, and
Robert E. Miller, '42E, announced.
Having the highest number of
votes of all candidates, Aldinger was
automatically elected to a two-year
term with the Council, while Ed-
munds, as runner-up, will serve for
one year.
At the freshman Council elections
held Wednesday, Howard J. Howerth
was elected for a three year term,
while David B. Wehmeyer received
the one-year position. In both the
freshman 'and sophomore elections,
held separately this year for the first
time, nine candidates ran for the
-The newly elected class representa-
tives will serve on the Council with
junior and senior delegates and mem-
bers of various engineering organi-
Ann Arbor Couple
Huryt In Aeeident
Walter Boettger and his wife, Mrs.
Dena Boettger of 615 Turner Park
Court, were seriously injured last
night when their carleft Baker Road
and overturned in a ditch. The sher-
iff's office reported that Mrs. Boett-
ger received several severe cuts and
that Mr. Boettger possibly had a
fractured collar bone.
The rs automobile driven by Mr.
Boettger overturned about thirty-five
'paces after leaving the road, pinning
he nntat ooil dr-iven by r.


Make Concessions
To WarLength

VICHY, France,-May 8.-()-._The
German-French armistice must be
modified, a semi-official French
source said today,1 because of "the
dragging out of the war."
The nature of the suggested modi-
fication was not disclosed. Various
unconfirmed reports of German de-
mands on the Vichy government have
included passage from German troops
through the unoccupied zone, naval
bases on the Mediterranean, and Axis
leeway in French North Africa,
Vice-Premier Admiral Jean Dar-
Ian returned today from a Paris con-
ference at which,'it was announced
yesterday, he reached agreement with

Twelve members of the sophomore
class were appointed to the Union
Executive Council-junior staff jobs
-at an installation banquet yester-
day in the Union which saw Robert
Sibley, '42E, and Jack Grady, '42,
formally inducted into the offices of
president and secretary of the Michi-
gan Union.
The new Council members were,
until yesterday, members of the Union
sophomore staff. Appointed to the
publicity committee were Don West,
'43E, of Westfield, N.J.; Phillip Fish-
er, '43E, of Rochester, N.Y., and
Robert Ehrlich, '43E, of Maplewood,
James Edmunds, '43E, from Toledo,
and Andrew Skaug, '43, of Escanaba
will have charge of the house com-
mittee of the Union. Andrew Caug-
hey, '43, Detroit; Murray Markland,
'43, Detroit, and Robert Templin,
of Downington, Pa., will form the

be cut to 10 by the middle of Octo -
ber, new Union President Robert Sib-
ley said. The two extra men were
appointed to prevent a shortage in
case some of the new staff members
become subject to the draft before
school starts next fall.
Choice of the new junior staff
was made by the incoming senior
officers upon the recommendation
of the outgoing officers, ,President
Douglas Gould, '41, and Secretary
Charles Heinen, '41E.
Union keys, symbolic of outstand-
ing work, during the year were pre-
sented to members of the sophomore
and junior staffs. Gould was toast-
master at the banquet which was
attended by the members of all Union
staffs, the Union Board of Directors
and ex-Union President, Donald
Treadwell, '42L.

Albert P. Blaustein, '42, of Brook-
lyn, N.Y., and Louis Fogel, '42, of
Detroit, were appointed new Execu-
tive Secretaries of Congress, Inde-
pendent Mens' Association yesterday.
Ralph J. Hansen, '42, of Homewood,
Ill., was appointed recording secre-
tary. Officers who were named last
week are Richard L. Shiley, '42E, of
Berkeley, Calif., president; and Elmer
G. Hitt, '42, of Dearborn; secretary-
Other officers appointed yesterday
to fill junior executive positions in
Congress were John W. Middleton,
'42, of Palmyra, N.Y., chairman of
organization; Hugh W. Curtis, '42E,
of Clearfield, Pa., chairman of student
welfare; Merton T. Stiles, '43A, of
Grand Rapids, chairman of sports;
and John H. Frazier, '43, of Dear-
born, chairman of scholarship.
A meeting will be held at. 10 pnm.

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