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Cloudy and Warmer

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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication

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An Editorial .. .

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Track Team Beats

An Editorial

London Suffers Another


90-,41; Nine

Defeats Illinois, 7-2


Tennis Squad Takes Nintli
Straight Victory; Trounc
BuckeyeNetters, 7-2
Breidenbach Sets
Half Mile Record
Starting off in high gear and gain-
ing added momentum in every event
the powerful'Wolverine track jugger-
naut rolled over a hard-striving crew
of invaders from Ohio State at Ferry
Field yesterdlay to the-.tune of a lop-
sided score of 90-41.
Setting a new dual meet record in
one event, Michigan gave up first
place in only four contests and proved
that it will offer plenty of opposi-
tion to Indiana, the Big Ten indoor
champions, in the Conference meet
at Minneapolis next weekend.
Warren Breidenbach, Michigan's
ace midde-distance runner, cap-
tured the spotlight honors for yester-
day. Entered in the half-mile Breid-
enbach set a new dual meet record
of 1:52.4 seconds, which is also the
fastest time this distance has ever
been covered by a Michigan varsity
runner. Buckeye Capt. Les Eisen-
hatwas withdrawn from the list of
entrnts in the 880 just before the
race started and Breidenbach's early
lead was never threatened by the
others, which, coupled with the fact
that he was bucking a strong wind all
the way makes his feat utill more
The Buckeyes' speedy blond timber-
topper, Bob Wright, gained individual
scoring honors for the day, leading
the field to the tape in both the
high and low hurdles. Wright had it
all his own way in the highs, coming
in several yards ahead of' Michigan's
Frank McCarth 'n the smaller
(Continued on Page 3)
Wolverines Smash
Illinois, 72
Wally Roettger,. Illinois baseball
coach, sent two pitchers to the mound
in an attempt to make it two in a
row over Michigan yesterday but he
made the mistake of using the best
hurler in a relief role after the Wol-
verines had already clinched a '7-2
victory. ,
Johnny Drish, who started for the
Illini, was ineffective and the locals
cuffed him for six hits and six runs
before he retired with none out in
the sixth. He was relieved by-Chuck
Campbell who set the Wolverines
down without a hit in the last three
innings, fanning six of the last seven
men to face him.
The Wolverines were paced by the
slugging of Dick Wakefield who
rapped a home run and a single, the
ir uit clout coming in the third in-
ning with one aboard to give Michi-
gan ai 3-2 lead which they never re-
linquished. It was a trenmendous
drive, the longest hit ever made at
Ferry Field, according to Ray Fish-
er, the Michigan coach.
Mickey Stoddard, who went the
distance on' the hill for Michigan,
gave up seven hits and three walks
but none of the bingles was good for
more than one base. He was never in
trouble except in the second inning
when the visitors made both their
Michigan scored first, pushinig a
(Continued on Page 3)
Varsity Netters
Win Over Ohio State
Coach Leroy Weir's varsity netters
continued to play excellent tennis
as they garnered their sixth straight
Conference win by soundly trounc-
ing Ohio State's heretofore unbeaten
squad, 7-2, yesterday on. the Palmer
Field courts.

It was the Wolverines' 12th victory
in 13 starts and their ninth consecu-
tive triumph of the season. North
Carolina is the only team that has
been able to register a victory over
the Maize and Blue and that came
early during the southern campaign.
Jerry Rosenthal, number three man
of the Buckeyes, helped account for
both of Ohio State's points by beat-
ing Jim Porter in singles, 6-1, 6-1,
and then teaming with John Lewis.

Center Holds
Open House
To morrow
The International Center will con-
clude its scheduled activities for the
year with an open house from 7:30
to 11 p.m. tomorrow at the Intra-
mural Building.
Both sport and cultural exhibitions
will be featured at the Second Annual
,International Night. The evening's
program will be a cross-section of
the Center's activities during the year
and also has the purpose of acquaint-
ing foreign students with the Intra-
mrral Building.
the open house will be free to the
public, and guides will be dressed in
their picturesque native costumes.
A diving demonstration will be given
by the Varsity swimming team while
two American-Japanese students, Mi-
nom Togasaki, Grad., and Taft Y.
Toribara, Brad., will put on a Jiu
Jitsu exhibition.
A Turkish soccer team will be pre-
sented with the trophy for winning
the Center's fall championship. There
will also be tennis, handball and
squash events.
Heifetz Recital
Wins Applause
Of Audience'
University's Thor Johnson
Conducts Final Concert
As May Festival Ends

READERS OF THE DAILY will have noticed that since the new editors
have taken over, the word "acking" has not been used to describe the
Regents' by-law which increases faculty-alumni voting power on the Pub-
lications Board as compared to student members from a 4-3 ratio to an
8-3 ratio.
The reason is not that the new editors do not feel that such a Board
will be dominated by the older generation-Prof. Axel Marin, who headed
the University Council committee which drafted the revision, frankly tells
us that he believes it must be so-but rather because the word "packing"
connotes motives on the part of the committee to stifle student expression
in The Daily. Such is not the case, we think, so we have written this edi-
torial to discuss the issues, not impugn the motives, behind the reorgan-
zation plan.
FRANKLY, the editors believe that The Daily and the student body which
elects the student members to the Publications Board are intended to
become the wards of a benevolent dictatorship of the older generation.
According to Professor Marin the new faculty dominated Board would
not, interfere with the expression of student opinion except to require ad-
herence to The Daily code of ethics. The editors believe Professor Marin
and the Council committee in what they say, but we should like to ask,
first, why must a faculty dominated Board administer a code of ethics
formulated by students to govern themselves-and, is not the present
Publications Board of three students and four'faculty members capable of
seeing that the editors "toe the line" of the code of ethics? That's the
question we asked Professor Marin. Keep it in mind as we discuss his
* ~ * * *
THE DAILY CODE OF ETHICS was formulated by the two preceding
senior staffs together after there had been some complaints about
Daily practices. It was drawn up by students to regulate themselves, and
the direct responsibility for living up to it has been assumed as an im-
portant part of the senior editors' job.
Last fall the senior editors were charged with violating a portion of
the code, and were duly censured by the present Publications Board of
three students and four faculty. All members of the Board voted the
editors guilty, though the student members favored a more moderate pun-
ishment than was subsequently administered. Here, as in the overwhelm-
ing majority of the Board's actions, the decision was a result of the com-
bined intelligence of students and faculty.
Why then should such a set-up be abandoned, and for it be substituted
a Board of six faculty, three students and two alumni?
THE FIRST REASON that the Council committee gives is that the facul-
ty are more "mature" than the students. Yet in fact the question of
faculty or student maturity per se has never arisen in the Publications
Board. Both faculty and student members of the Board have told us
that the overwhelming majority of the Board's decisions have not been
along faculty-student lines. The question as to who is more "mature"
on the Board is simply not a germane question. And if, in that very ex-
ceptional case, students and faculty do disagree with each other as a body,
the faculty will have the say every time as the Board is now constituted.
The second reason given for the change further develops our thesis
that fundamentally there is, and need not be, any abyss between the inter-
ests of the faculty and students if only they be allowed to discuss these in-
terests on a basis of equality. The committee says that The Daily property
is owned by the University, and that The Daily is taken to a degree as the
opinion of the University. But who may we ask is'the University? Is it
solely the faculty? No, and neither is it solely students and alumni, but,
rather, all of them together constitute the institution of the University.
Though it has not been sufficiently recognized, the students have as much
of a vested interest in the welfare of the University as do the faculty. Why
then should it be implied that they will misuse University property, or why
imply that students will misrepresent that University by word of mouth
or through a college newspaper. Such a situation is conceivable only if
students are made to feel that they are not a part of the University, that
they are only wards to be handled by a faculty who must dominate them.
Not only may students curse the University under their breath in such a
situation, but others may too-for example the state-wide distributed De-
troit newspapers-who are more antagonistic when they feel they must
deal with an institution dominated by faculty alone, rather than a faculty-
student controlled endeavor such as the Michigan Daily.
WHEN PROFESSOR MARIN was asked why he thought more students.
should not be added to the Board if, as it was suggested, more faculty
were added to "achieve additional viewpoints," he said that he thought
three students adequately represented the viewpoints of students. Why
four faculty do not sufficiently represent approximately 800 of their
number, and three students sufficiently represent about 11,000 students
(Continued on Page 4)

Tobe y


Nazi Air


Defeat Seen

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Informal Polls Indicate

Anti-Convoy Pr op os al
Lacks Majority Vote
Senator Stands Pat
Some backers of the Tobey Anti-
Convoy Resolution conceded today
'that it faced almost certain defeat
and undertook to dissuade the author,
Senator Tobey (Rep-NH), from press-
ing it to a Senate vote.
With informal polls indicating that
supporters could muster less than 40
votes for the proposal, Senator Nye
(Rep-ND) told reporters he was
"afraid it hasn't a chance."
Nye said he was attempting to con-
vince Tobey that he ought not to
offer the resolution as an amend-
ment to an Administration-sponsored
bill which would permit the govern-
ment to take over dile foreign ships in
American harbors.
Tobey, however, was reported
standing pat on his announced inten-
tion of following this course despite
indications that such leading op-
ponents of convoys of Senator Wheel-
er (D-Mont) and Johnson (Rep-
Calif) also opposed the move.
A development expected to figure
extensively in the Senate debate on
the ship bill was a disclosure that
Chairman Emory S. Land of the
Maritime Commission had advised
the Senate Commerce Committee that
some seized ships might be put to
use under their own crews, but with
American guards aboard.
Land also told the committee last
Thursday that some of the foreign
ships might be chartered "and used
in the blackout area if they run un-
der their own flag."
He said, however, that no ships
with American guards - to be Navy
or coast guardsmen - would be
sent into the war zone.
The testimony made public by the
Senate Committee did not elaborate
on the possible use of ships under
their regular crews. It was discovered,
however, that some Danish seamen
had volunteered to sail in American
trade. The American guards'presum-
ably would be aboard such ships to
assure that they were not sailed to
Axis ports.
The split among opponents of con-
voys over whether an attempt should
be made to attach the Tobey Reso-
lution to the ships bill was widespread.



Editor To Talk
On Isolationist
Question Here

Bombing Called Reprisal
For Attacks On Berlin;
Damage Is Widespread

RAF Claims


A crescendo of applause rang down
on Jascha Heifetz, famed violinist,
yesterday after his rendition of the
difficult and seldom-played Concerto
in D minor, b'ut it failed to draw the
expected encore.
After the violinist had been called
back again and again, he finally ap-
peared on the stage without his in-
strument and the audience *vas
But all was not lost as far as the
audience was concerned. The last
note of Sibelius' First Symphony had
scarcely died away, when a deafening
ovation began and did not stop until
Eugene Ormandy, conductor of the
Philadelphia Orchestra, held up his
hand for silence.
"I know you all want an encore,"E
Ormandy told the expectant 5,000
people, "and you shall have one." The
encore proved to be the popular "Fin-
landia" and the music lovers went
home happy.
Pretty Jarmila Novotna made a hit
with the audience at the evening con-
cert and Tenor Charles Kullman, as
Lenski, in Tschaikovsky's Episodes
from "Eugene Onegin," drew a good
round of applause for his perfor-
The male members of the Univer-
sity Choral Union, wearing formal at-
tire and sitting three-deep in the rear
of the stage, made a colorful con-
trast with the women who occupied
both sides in, various evening gowns.
Thor Johnson took the podium to
lead the Philadelphia Orchestra in
the final concert. The final flourish
of his baton concluded this year's
May Festival series.
Torch Vicetim
NOW Identified
Charred Body Is Thought
To Be Detroit Woman
Charred remains of a body and the
contents of a purse found on a farm
near Manchester late Thursday after-
noon by two small boys were identi-
fied yesterday as Hazel Briggs, 38,
of Detroit.
Missing since April 10, Miss Briggs'

Four Orchestras,, Famous Artists
To Appear In Choral Union Series

Isolationist arguments will under-
go critical examination on two oc-
casions tomorrow when Karl Detzer,
Roving Editor of the Reader's Digest,
will speak on "Let Us Face the Truth"
at 4:30 p.m, in the Rackham Lec-
ture Hall, and, at 9:45 p.m., when he
will join with Prof. James K. Pollock
of the political science department
over station WJR in a discussion of
"Shall We Let Hitler Win?"
The talk at 4:30 is under the aus-
pices of the Ann Arbor chapter of the
Committee To Defend America by
Aiding the Allies, Prof. Bradley M.
Davis of the botany department,
Theradio discussion, in which Lee
Hardy, '41, and Robert Ingalls, '42,
will take part, will hear Detzer pre-
sent his answer to the views of iso-
(Continued on Page 7)
New Of ficers
Are Announced
For Wolverine
Prof. Mueschke, Spooner,
Sibley, Phillips, Donnelly
And Westbrook Elected
The Board of Directors of the
Michigan 'Wolverine, with four new
members elected at the annual busi-
ness meeting here last Monday, has
completed its reorganization and yes-
terday afternoon announced election
of officers for the coming school year.
The new board members are Robert
Sibley, '42E, Al Phillips, '43A, and Phil
Westbrook, '43L, elected for two years,
and Paul Donnelly, '42E, elected for
one year. The board is composed of
seven students and two faculty mem-
Prof. Paul Mueschke of the Eng-
lish department and Mr. Charles W.
Spooner of the engineering college
were elected faculty members of the
board, Prof. Muschke for two years
and Mr. Spooner for one.
The student- members carried over
from last year are John Scheibe, '42M,.
F. Arthur Kepka, '41L, and John
Spencer, '42BAd.
At their first meeting the new board
re-elected Scheibe president and
elected Sibley vice-president and sec-
retary. Sibley, Donnelly and West-
brook were named to the executive
committee. The executive committee
is the body which carries on the busi-
ness of the corporation between meet-
ings of the Board of Directors.
The next job before the board is
the appointment of a~ministrative
'Flying Grandmother'
Grounded By Accident
BLYTHBE, Calif., May 10.-)-

Raiders Downed
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, May 11.-Roaring fires
set by hordes of Nazi bombers en-
gulfed whole blocks in London this
morning and a gray pall of smoke
hung over the battered city as dawn
brought an end to a deadly reprisal
raid in which the British said 33
German warplanes were shot down,
The raiders, racing through bril-
liantly moonlit skies, appeared short-
ly after midnight and loosed thous-
ands of incendiaries -and their biggest
explosives on the capital in one of the
hardest assaults of the war. The all
clear sounded just before dawn, after
six hours of bombs.
Dazed Londoners watched firemen
battle to stem the march of the greedy
flames set by the raiders but whole
blocks of buildings blaed skyward
with gigantic roars and columns of
smoke mounted into the sky to cover
the bombed sections with a funereal
The full moon which lighted the
heavens, was an ally of the raiders
but proved a good hunting compan
ion for the night fighters, too, the
British said, crediting them with bag-
ging 31 Nazi warplanes during the
night. Anti-aircraft guns got two
others, bringing to 124 the total of
raiding planes shot down at night
thus far in May.
With casualties mounting, large
concentrations of the Luftwaffe raged
for several hours across the sky un-
der the light of a full moon, start-
ing fires and then raining explosives
into the very center of the flames.
A stiff breeze billowed smoke,
flames and sparks across the metro-
polis, clouding the brilliant moon
which reached full stage this morning.
The sound of the zooming planes,
the incendiaries and the blasting
orce of bombs from huge Molotov
'askets felt hundreds of yards away
made the night hideous for the
empire capital.
The RAF night fighters, who have
bagged a major share of the 124 Ger-
man bombers shot down so far at
night this month, played a part in
attempting to break the full force of
the Nazi attack. Their spluttering
nachine guns were frequently heard
amidst the roar of the planes and
Dirama Tickets
To Go On Sale
'Male Animal' Will Start
Rehearsals On Monday
Single performance tickets for the
1941 Dramatic Season will go on sale
tomorrow at the box office of the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in. the
Michigan League, it was announced
yesterday by Mrs. Lucille Walz, busi-
ness manager of the festival.
Season tickets may still be obtained
through the first week of the show.
Contrary to popular opinion, good
seats are still available for all per-
formances, she emphasized.
As in previous years,,great interest
in the dramatic festival is shown by
the many ticket orders received not
only from towns in Michigan, but
those in Ohio and Indiana as well.
Rehearsals for the first play of
the season wil begin Monday as ac-
tors arrive in town by car, train and
plane tp begin work on "The Male
Several new stars have been signed
to support Conrad Nagel, Leon Ames
and Ruth Matteson, who will take
leading roles. Matt Biggs will con-
tinue his interpretation of Ed Keller,
Ivan Simpson will come from New
York to play Dean Damon and Robert

Scott will also perform. Scott is well-
known for his nortraval of Mistol,



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Four orchestras have been sched-
uled for participation in the sixty-I
third annual Choral Union Concert
series to be presented by the Uni-.
versity Musical Society in Hill Audi-
torium during the 1941-42 season, it
was announced yesterday by Dr.
Charles A. Sink, president of the So-
Grace Moore, world famous Metro-
politan Opera soprano, will make her
Ann Arbor debut in a recital October
22. Following her, Emanuel Feuer-
mann, violoncellist who appeared in
last year's May Festival, will return
for a recital October 30.
On Sunday, November 9, Artur
Rodzinski will lead his Cleveland Or-
chestra players in an afternoon con-
cert. This will be the third appear-'
ance of the organization in Ann Ar-;
bor. i
Giovanni Martinelli, tenor, and
Ezio Pinza, bass, leading stars of
the Metropolitan Opera, will appear
November 18 in a joint recital.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra,
under the baton of Frederick Stock,
will be heard Sunday, November 30.
This organization is well-known to
Ann Arbor music lovers, having pro-
vided the orchestral background dur-
ing the 1905-1935 May Festival series.

to appear here February 3, 1942, for
the second time.
Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violin-
ist, will appear in recital February 19;
and the pre-Festival series will be
concluded March 3, when Vronsky
and Babin, the distinguished dual
piano team will be heard for the first
Dr. Sink also announced that Han-
del's "Messiah" will be given in Hill
Auditorium on Sunday, December 14.
This Christmas presentation follows
a tradition of many years' standing.
On Friday and Saturday, January
23, and 24, the second annual Cham-

ber Music Festival will take place,
consisting of three concerts on Fri-
day evening, Saturday afternoon and
Saturday evening to be given in the
Rackham Building by the Roth String
Quartet. This is made up of Feri Roth,
first violin; Rachmael Weinstick, sec-
ond violin; Julius Shaier, viola; and
Oliver Edel, violoncello.
The 1942 May Festival'will be held
6, 7, 8 and 9, consisting of the six
usual concerts. The Philadelphia Or-
chestra, conducted by Eugene Or-
mandy, has been contracted for the
seventh consecutive Ann Arbor Fes-

Prof. Randall Is Russel Lecturer

Prof. Harrison M. Randall, recent-
ly retired chairman of the physics de-
partment, has been announced as the
Henry Russel lecturer for 1941. ,He
will speak on "The Role of Infra-
Red Spectroscopy in Modern Physics"
at 4:14 p.m. Tuesday in the Rack-
ham Lecture Hall.
This honor, conferred annually up-
on the member of the faculty who
has been most outstanding in schol-
arly achievement during the year,
has been referred to as the "Univer-

services to the University and for his
achievements in the field of infra-
red research.
The recipient of the Henry Russel
Award is also to be announced Tues-
day. A companion honor to the Lec-
ture, the Award is usually given to
a younger member of the faculty,
of the rank of assistant professor
or lower, who has done especially
fine work throughout the year.
The latter is chosen by a special

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