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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication



Haisley's Dismissal.
Is Unjust Action .




Trackmen Qualify
Nineteen In Events
At Big Ten Contest

Haisley ToMake Appeal
After Protest By Citizens
Community Will Give Support To Educator's Hearing
On Local Decision Before State Tenure Board




Against Axis Near Suez;
FDR 'Surprises' French

Archle Harris Of Indian
Nears World's Discus
Record With First Toss
Piel, Thomas Place
In Dash Trial Heats
(Special to The Daily)
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 16.-
Placing at least one man in every
qualifying event at Memorial Stadium
here today, except in the discus
throw, a powerful Wolverine track
team, rated the underdogs until this
afternoon, replaced Indiana Hoosiers
as favorites in the Big Ten Outdoor
Track Meet and gave evidence that
it will have an excellent chance of
copping its fifth consecutive Western
Conference crown. '
Archie Harris, Indiana's great
weight man, turned in the most spec-
tacular feat of the day. Putting all
of his 210 pounds behind his first
trial in the discus throw, the mighty
Hoosier haved the plate a distance
of 174 feet 1 inch to beat the Ameri-
can, Intercollegiate, Big Ten, anA
Memorial Stadium records, falling
short of the world record, set by
Schroeder of Germany in 1939 by
less than a two inch margin.
Balance And Power
But it was the Michigan team, dis-
playing balance and power for which
it has become famous, which took the
honors today. Starting off in the
first event of the day, the high
hurdles, in which both Frank McCar-
thy and Neil McIntyre qualified,
until the last race, the 880, the Wol-
verines had at least one man in every
event and gave notice that fans on
hand for tomorrow's finals will at
least see plenty of Michigan jerseys.-
Michigan's two Als - Piel and
Thomas, both qualified second in
their heats in the century-Thomas
finishing behind Northwestern's great
Myron Piker and Piel chasing Illi-
nois' Jack Turner to the tape. Piker
had the best time for the 100 of
:09.9. George Franck, Minnesota's
All-American half back and sprinter,
barely qualified in his heat, giving
evidence that the leg injury which he
received in the Drake Relays is still
causing him some trouble.
Piel, Thomas Qualify
Piel and Thomas also qualified for
Michigan in the 220, this time both
of them finished first. Starting on
the curve of the track, both' Pie and
Thomas took an early lead and held
it all the way to the tape, Piel turn-
ing in the best qualifying time of
:21.9. However, Piker also finished
first in the last heat and is still con-
ceded a slight edge over the rest of
the field.
Three men qualified for Michigan
is the 440 yard dash. Bobby Bar-
nard finished third, Jack Leutritz
(Conutnued on Page 3)
Wedding Bells To Ring
For Ex-Daily Editor
Ye ex-city editor is getting hitched.
The goodl news of the coming mar-
riage, which will take place lateathis
month, was announced in Sault Ste.
Marienyesterday by the bride-to-be's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F.
Folkner, The bride is Dorothy; the
groom Paul M. Chandler, '41.
Rumor has it that several of The
Daily's city editors - past and pres-
ent -- may attend.
Miss Folkner, a former student of
Oberlin College, is now attending
Moser Business College in Chicago,
Chandler is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. P. Chandler,. also of Sault Stc.

Inquest To Be Held
For Torch Victim
Six men were sworn in as a coron-
er's jury yesterday for an inquest
into the mystery of Hazel Briggs'
death, whose body was found in a
dump near Manchester last week.

Linksmen Face
kIllinois 'Team
~At Champaign
Golfers Plan Chanmpions,
Eye Big Ten Crown;
Snmith Leads Varsity
Entertaining inspiring thoughlts
of a possible Big Ten championship,
and boasting one of the best records
Iin the conference, Michigan's ma-
rauding golfers invade Champaign, Il-
linois today to meet Illinois' Western
Conference Champions for the first
match of a two-meet trip.
Curiously enough, last year an all-
veteran Michigan team trounced the
Illini in dual meet competition, 23
to 13, but in the conferencetourna-
ment took a second place behind the
Illini. And so, this year observers will
watch with interest the Michigan-Il-
linois meet for a preview of what the
conference tournament will bring.
Coach Ray Courtright has chosen
an eight-man squad to take the trip.
Playing in number one position will be
"Sub-par" Ben Smith, lanky sopho-'
more from Florida. One of the sea-
son's outstanding golfers, the soft-
spoken ace has come through with a
consistent sub-par brand of golf, his
crowning achievement being his two-
time defeat of Ohio State's Big Ten
individual champion, Billy Gilbert.
Captain Fred Dannenfelser is
scheduled to start in number two slot.
"Old Faithful" has been a leader in
the,~ true sense of the word, scoring
more than his share of points in all
of the season fpastreet;e and will
lead Michigan in its last out-state
trip of the year.
Ann Arborit b res Dave Osler and
Johnny Leidy are also on Illinois'
"danger ahead" list. Osler's mirac-
ulous putter and Leidy's power in the
(COntirued on Pg e 3)

A rising storm of protest gathered
force here yesterday as Ann Arbor
citizens voiced vigorous disapproval
of the Board of Education's five to
four decision dismissing Otto W.
Haisley, Superintendent of Schools
for 17 years.
Encouraged by the support of a
Citizens' Committee, spontaneously
formed after the Board meeting Wed-
nesday night, Haisley declared his
intention to seek an immediate hear-
ing on his ouster before the State
Teacher Tenure Commission.
Request Is Duty
He indicated that in view of the
sympathy which he has received
from the public in the form of peti-
tions and expressions of resentment
it was his duty to make this request.
"If I did otherwise,".he said, "I would
be letting the people of Ann Arbor
Haisley's position was strengthened
by Senate passage yesterday of the
already House-approved bill (amend-
ing the 1'937 Tenure Act) which gave
to boards .of education the power to
exclude school superintendents from
the provisions of the teachers' ten-
ure law. With this action the legis-
lature has indicated that prior to the
amendment superintendents were sub-
ject to the statute.
Legal authorities are of the opin-
ion that now the members of the
board will be forced to renew Hais-
ley's contract or, at least, give more
adequate reasons for the dismissal
before an official open hearing.
Indignation Rising
Indignation has been steadily ris-
ing since the Board meeting Wed-
nesday night when petitions bearing
the signatures of 1,046 of the 2,480
qualified School Board electors were
presented demanding retention of
the Superintendent. Five of the trus-
tees, however, chose to ignore this,
action of the citizens and voted to
oust Haisley-,
Boos and groans greeted the deci-,
Naval Regatta
Will Be Held
NROTC Platoons Will Vie
For 'Iron Man' Trophy
More than thirty members of the
campus naval unit are expected to
take part in the first Inter-Platooni
Regatta of the N.R.O.T.C. which willt
get under way at 2:30 p.m. today.c
The feature event will be one morer
leg in the scramble for the "IronI
Man", trophy, which will be awardedc
May -22, to the platoon scoring the
most points in athletic, drill and scho-
alstic competition. The "Iron Man"
represents the highest praise which
any platoon of naval cadets can re-
Bill Lapworth, '41E, will compete
for the Quarterdeck Trophy tomorrow
as the starting gun begins the sec
ond of the intra-club competitions
which starter two weeks ago. Hottest,
competition is expected from :RogerI
McAleer and Al Donkin of Massachu-
setts, who were barely edged out in
the last race.

sion and it was at this time that the
Citizens' Comni'ttee was formed.
Most of the Board members were
reluctant to give reasons explaining
their stand against Haisley. In the
informal discussion following ithe
'meeting, however, Trustee Mrs. Mar-
tha Huss charged the Superintend-
ent with coercing teachers, over-rid-
ing the School Board in the choice
of the site of the Slauson Junior High
School, and "protecting" a former
School Board treasurer, Groveeay,
who was found guilty of misappro-
priating school funds.
At the meeting Wednesday, how-
ever, assistant superintendent of
schools, and Mrs. George Walter-
house, who was a member of the
School Board at the time of the Slau-
son incident, denied that Haisley
had overridden the Board in the
(Continued on Page 2)
Petitions Due
For Congress,
Union,. Boards
Signatures, Qualifications
Deadline Is Announced
By Judiciary Council
Petitions for six Michigan Union
vice-presidencies an~d posts on the
boards controlling student publica-
tions and athletics must be filed in
the Union student offices before 5
p.m. Wednesday, it was announced
yesterday by Bill Slocum, '42, presi-
dent of Men's Judiciary Council.
Petitioners for publications board
positions must submit 100 signatures,
fifty names are required of candidates
for the athletic board, and ten en-
dorsements are needed by men desir-
ing to run for the Union jobs. A short
statement of qualifications must ac-
company all petitions. The best qual-
ified of the students petitioning will
be chosen by the Men's Judiciary
Council and placed on the ballot for
the May 28 election.
A Union vice-president will be
chosen for each of the following
schools: L.S.A., Law, Engineering-
Architecture, Medicine, Dentistry, and
Business Administration. ProspectiveS
nominees for these positions can be
endorsed only by members of theirt
Ten signatures by independentsj
must be submitted with petitions for
Congress offices, Slocum also de-1
clared. Only independents will be per-
mitted to vote for the four rooming
house representatives and the three
dormitory men to be chosen.
Senate Grants
OPM Board
New Powers

President Misunderstands
Need For New Orderi
In Europe,_Vichy Says
Seizure Of Ships
Is Also Questioned
VICHY, France, May 16.-OPY-
French government circles expressed
the greatest surprise tonight that
President Roosevelt's declaration on
French relations with Germany "in-
terpreted Marshal Petain's broadcast
as putting French colonies at the dis-
position of Germany."
Following hard on these expres-
sions, however, a French official
statement acknowledged for the first
time the British bombing of Syrian
airports used by German planes en
route to Iraq, but said this was not
considered here to be aggression.
Roosevelt Misunderstood -
Frenchmen close to Marshal Pe-
tain's government said President
Roosevelt had, as they put it, mis-
understood the French necessity oi*
entering into cooperation with Ger-
many for the establishment of a new
European political-economic order.
The latest of semi-official French
statements which had grown progres-
sively stronger throughout the day
said the American interpretation con-
cerning France's colonies "appears
even more astonishing since it is ac-
companied by semi-official declara-
tions which consider the occupation
of French Guiana and Martinique."
A strong statement distributed by
the French Information Office in-'
quired about the "character" of tak-
ing over the Normandie and other
French merchant ships by armed
American guards.
Heard On Radio
President Roosevelt's statement has
not yet been published in the French
press but, many Frenchmen heard it
by radio.
Mimeogra ph machines at the Amer-
ican Embassy were busy turning out
copies in both English and French
which were distributed in official
In reply to the President's state-
ment in which Mr. Roosevelt said that
the people of the United States could
hardly believe that the Vichy gover-
ment could "be brought to lend
itself to a plan of voluntary alliance
which apparently gives the Axis the
use of Empire territory, informed
Frenchmen stated the Vichy position
The French move toward coopera-
tion with Germany was completely
voluntary insofar as it was free from
German pressure.
Katz To Attend Meeting
Prof. Donald L. Katz of the chem-
ical engineering department will at-
tend the mid-year meeting of the
American Petroleum Institute whicl
will convene Monday for five ,days,;

Junior Award
Day Program.
Attracts Sixty
High school juniors from Ports-
mouth, Ohio, South Bend, Ind., and
Owosso arrived yesterday afternoon
to take part in the first alumni-spon-
sored Junior Award Day today..
Robert Sibley, '42E, president of
the Michigan Union, is in charge of
arrangements for housing and guid-
ance for the visitors, approximately
60 of whom are expected.
Program for today will run as fol-
lows: 8 to 9:30 a.m., registration,
with conducted tours of the campus
beginning at 9:15 a.m.; 11 a.m., inter-
views with professors and adminis-
trative officers; 11:45 a.m. recep-
tion by President Alexander G. Ruth-
ven in the Regents' Room of Angell
Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. at the
Union will feature talks by Sibley;
Donald Stevenson, '42, president of
Interfraternity' Council; Prof. Carl
G. Brandt, director of student-alum-
ni relations and Clarence L. Munn,
assistant football coach.
After short afternoon tours, the
students will attend the varsity base-
ball game, the national volleyball
championships or the interfraternity
golf championship matches.
Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., at
which time Prof. Arthur Van Duren,
Jr., chairman of academic counsel-
ors in the College of Literature, Sci-
ence and the Arts, and Robert West-
fall, '41, will be speakers.
With the principle aim to intro-
duce high schoo; juniors to the Uni-
versity before they have completed
their secondary school training, the
University of Michigan Clubs sending
delegates undertook to choose out-
standing students as recipients of the
trip awards,
U.S. Aid To Japan,
Prolongs Asia War,
Yakhontof f Claims
By giving aid to Japan the United
States has furthered the Chinese-
Japanese war, Gen. Victor A. Yak-
hontoff, retired officer of the former
Russian Imperial Army, declared yes-
terday in a talk sponsored by the
American Student Union at Unity
If America is truly interested in
the cause of democracy she should
cooperate with the soviet Union in
giving aid to China, he continued.
General ¢Yakhontoff :pointed out
that the strength of Japan's navy is
four times that of this country, For
that reason, he said, the United
States is in no position to engage in
a war 10,000 miles from home.

English Troops Recapture
Key Egyptian Town;
Libyan Drive Planned
Germans In Syria
AttackedBy RAF
(By The Associated Press)
CAIRO, Egypt, May 16.-Britain's
forces have taken the offensive
aground and .in the skies today both
west and east of the Suez Canal -
in Egypt and Libya, Iraq and Syria
- against coordinated Axis thrusts
aimed at that vital waterway of
In Egypt, the key town of 'Salum
- lying just within the frontier from
Italian Libya - was stormed and
retaken by British troops, along with
Halfaya ("Hellfire") Pass, and there
were some indications that a second
offensive into Libya was in the mak-
ing an offensive to reoccupy ter-
ritory taken in the first British suc-
cesses in Africa and subsequently
lost to an Axis counter-offensive.
Axis casualties ,includingprisoners
taken, were said by the British to
aggregate several hundred.
Supported By Air Force
In French-mandated Syia, through
which Nazi panzer forces supported
by warplanes were reported moving
toward Iraq to support that govern-
ment in its war with Britain, British
-pilots opened a violent aerial offen-
German planes, it was officially
announced here, were bombed Thurs-
day at Rayak, at Palmyra - and at
Damascus. At least three Nazi planes
were declared damaged at Palmyra.
All the eastern Mediterraneanex-
cept the territorial waters of Turkey
were declared by the British to be
dangerous to shipping. This meant
the British have acted to obstruct
Axis seaborne military traffic to
Syria by mines and other means.
The Nazi movement across French
Syria into Iraq apparently was devel-
oping into a major action. Whole
fleets of Nazi long-range bombers and
troop carriers were said to be descend-
ing on Syrian airfields.
The report of the panzer movement
came from the British News Service
Reuters, which attributed its infor-
mation to an independent French
agency.- The British officially said
they could not confirm it.
Nazis In Syria
From Turkey, however, there were
similar reports that one or two Ger-
man air squadrons and light tanks
had arrived in Syria.
German activity in Syria was
termed "an occupation" by some
British informants. Informed persons
here expressed the belief that the
Germans had introduced their me
chanized equipment into Syria by air
and boat from the Italian Dode
canese Islands in the Mediterranean.
In Trans-Jbrdan, which borders
Syria and Iraq, British forces under
command of General Sir Henry Mait-
land Wilson appeared to be stirring.
The Iraq government announced that
it had protested to Emit Abdullah of
Trans-Jordan against "hostile activ-'
Speech Group
Head IS Named


Hoosiers Whip Varsity Nine 6-5;p
Stoddard Loses First Contest
- - - - - - - -- - - - - - _ _

Curly-haired Mickey Stoddard was
handed his first conference defeat
of the season yesterday afternoon
when a fast-stepping Hoosier nine
nosed out the Varsity, 6-5.
Big Don Dunkan gained his fifth
Big Ten win by being able to come
through in the pinches after ie had
become too lenient with the Wolverine
In the seventh inning with the visi-
tors one run in the lead, 4-3, lanky
The Wolverines will meet Indi-
ana at 2:30 p~m. today on the
Ferry Field diamond in the second
of their two game series. Cliff
Wise is slated to pitch for the
Dick Wakefield hit a tremendous
triple into deep center field to send
Whitey Holman across the plate with

with the local lads and pushed two
more runs across in the eighth inn-
ing to giventhemselves a six to four
lead and ' eventually the bcall game.
In this frame Stoddard was lifted for
Lefty Muir.
The Wolverines almost had a strong
enough last inning punch to win
themselves the game. Dave Nelson
led off the ninth frame with a ring-
ing triple along the left field foul
line. The stands were quick to catch
the tempo and began clamoring for
the home team to score some runs and
take the game.
Holman reached first base when
he was hit on the shoulder by
one of big Don's fast balls. With a
man on first and third and none out
it looked as if the fans would go home
happy. But Dunker settled down and
forced Wayne Christenson to ground
into a fast double play. Nelson scored
on the twin killing to make the score


WASHINGTON, May 16.--_/P)-
Without a dissenting vote, the Senate
approved today a measure giving the
Office of Production Management
broad statutory authority to channel
United States resources into the de-
fense program and to fix the seqluence
in which armaments orders may be
Before passing the bill on avoice
vote, the chamber str~uck a section
which would have established a sep-
arate priorities division outside
the OPM and under the Munitions
Control Board.
Defense officials had opposed this
provision and Senator Hill (D-Ala),
floor sponsor for the measure, pro-
duced a letter from Secretary of
War Stimson declaring that it would
"cause confusion and slow up" the
production program.
Leaders hoped the I ouse, which
inserted toe proviso as a last-minute
amendment when it passed the bilF
several days ago, would accept the
Senate changes early next week and
rush the measure to the White House.
The Senate made only one other al-
ternation in the bill, an amendment
by Senator Danaher (R-Conn) re-
quiring issuance of search warrants
before any private dwelling could be
entered in the quest for production
information the OPM would be au-
thorized to obtain.

Questioning whether we have
gained the political sagacity to exist
under our new democracy, Prof. Ed-
ward S. Corwin, '00, Princeton' pro-
fessor of jurisprudence yesterday told
the new Phi Beta Kappa initiates at
their annual banquet that the New
Deal has guided us toward the goal
of our real democratic policy.
Changes under the New Deal's
"constitutional revolution" have ex-
tended to the two tenants of Ameri-
can constitutionalism, dual federal-
ism and the separation of powers, he
The former prior to 1935 was con-
sidered under the competitive con-
ception of state and national govern-
ment relationships. The New Deal
has adopted the cooperative concep-
xtion, as evidence in the Social Secur-
ity Act, the Lindbergh Law and other
similar acts.
It has heen riwd thnt the adon-

Prof. Corwin Claims New Deal
Ieads U.S. To Democratic Goal

fore, and it is unlikely these added
powers will eyer be surrendered.
"It has been considered expedient
to grant such powers to the rPesident
in war times, but the need is even
greater in times of peace."
The new Roosevelt supreme court
has seemed deliberately bent on min-
imizing its own constitutional func-
tion, Professor Corwin stated.
Government regulation is a natur-
al corollary of democratic govern-
ment. Citing the recent FCC deci-
sion that has been decried by the
radio companies as outrageous, Pro-
fessor Corwin contended that with-
out governmental regulation radio
would be a confused rabble o? noth-
Thus has grown our American,
democracy, he concluded-from a
laissez faire democracy to a govern-
ment that through federal control can
secure the measures most desired by
the masses. And all through the


Chooses Williams
Initiating Eight

Anna Jean Williams, '42, was elect-
ed president of Athena, oldest cam-
pus speech sorority recognizing ex-
cellence in forensic and literary ac-
tivity, following initiation and pledg-
ing Thursday.
Eight new members were initiated.
They included Grace Proctor, '43,
Jane Cayia, '42, Louise Keatley, '42,
Joy. Wright, '4, Katherine Ruddy, '42,
Marjorie Teller, '42, Mary Morris, '43,
and Agnes Gilbert, '43.
Marcia Chown, '42, Leanor Gross-
man, '43, and Pat Stelle, '43, were
pledged to membership.
Miss Williams, a member of Chi
Omega, is secretary of the Women's

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