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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication

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Editorial
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VOL. L. No. 164 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN TUESDAY, MAY 20, 1941 Z-323

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Petitions

Against

Board

Plan

Circulated

French Guns
Shell British
Air Fighter s
AboveSyria
Anti-Aircraft Action Taken
As Sign Of Vichy Drive
To Gain 'Free' Empire
Darlan Paris-Bound
For German Talks
(By The Associated Press)
VICHY, France, May 19.-French
anti-aircraft batteries were reported
tonight to have begun firing on Brit-
ish warplanes over Syria and official
sources here indicated an imminent
French offensive attempt to regain
Empire territory now held by "De
Gaullist rebels."
These swift and significant devel-
opments came as Admiral Jean Dar-
lan left suddenly for Paris, presuma-
bly to continue Franco-German col-
laboration negotiations and the Ger-
man controlled Paris press again as-
sailed American diplomacy as "flour
blackmail."
"France cannot permit a foreign
power to intervene" against her ef-
forts to get back the territory held
by Gen. Charles De Gaulle and his
followers an official French informa-
tion office statement said.
'Rebel French' Messages
The statement particularly cited
messages written by "rebel French"
military leaders and dropped by Eng-
lish planes on Syrian towns as proof
"that one of the objects of English
politics is to separate Syria from
metropolitan France."
A dispatch from Beirut, Lebanon,
said French batteries had fired at
British planes yesterday following a
warning by French General Henri
Dentz, Syrian high commissioner,
that Syria would meet force with
force.'
(The British have been attacking
Syrian airdromes where German
planes admittedly have been landing
with French approval enroute to aid
Iraqi forces battling the British).
Germany already has agreed to re-
lease approximately 100,000 of the
1,800,000 French prisoners of war,
and Telemondial, an official news
agency, said "still more important re-
sults of the negotiations would be
announced soon."
France To Regain Empire I
Just what France is going to con-'
cede to Germany is not publicly
known, but there long have been ru-
mors here that one of the German
terms for collaboration is that France
attempt to reestablish control over
her entire African empire.
The followers of Gen. Charles De
Gaulle hold a huge section of French
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, the Cam-
eroons, and the Chad territory, a sec-
tion of approximately 1,000,000 square
miles with a population of more than
3,400,000.
This land stretches from the West
African coast northward to Southern
Libya - a direct link also* with the
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Dakar, the
French West African port which the
De Gaulle forces attempted to take,
is far to the northwest;
Nine To Face
Notre Dame

Gould To Hurl In Game
At South Bend Today
By MYRON DANN
The Wolverines will have a little
bit of unfinished business to take
care of when they meet the Notre
Dame baseball team today at South
Bend.
The Fighting Irish ruined Michi-
gan's opening day ceremonies in Ann
Arbor three weeks ago by giving the
Varsity a 6-2 drubbing and making
the Maize and Blue fans think they
had a very average ball club.

Mary L. Ewing
Named Head
Of 1942 JOP
15 Other Women Chosen
To Se<ve On Juniors'
Central Committee
Mary Louise Ewing has been ap-
pointed chairman over 16 sophomore
women chosen to comprise the central,
committee for next year's JGP, Jane
Baits, '42, announced yesterday.
Named also to direct their class
project are Marjorie Storkan, book-
holder; Olga Gruhzit, costumes;
Catherine Jones, costume assistant;
Lorraine Dalzen and Jean Ranahan,
co-chairmen of dance; Eleanor
Rakestraw, finance; Charlotte Mor-
ley, makeup; Barbara deFries, music;
Constance Gilbertson, music assist-
ant; Margaret Brown, patrons; Char-
lotte Thompson, programs; Nancy
Filstrup, properties; Janet Lewin,
publicity; Barbara McLaughlin, re-
corder, and Mary Ellen Alt, in charge
of ushers.
All of the committee, with the ex-
ception of Miss Filstrup and Miss
Jones, transfer students, were active
on both their freshman class pro-
ject, and Sophomore Cabaret com-
mittees.
Miss Ewing, a member of Pi Beta
Phi, served also as patrons chair-
man of Panhellenic Ball. She was
active on the programs committee of
Michilodeon, and Theatre-Arts con-
tacting committee.
Miss Storkan, affiliated with Chi
Omega, served for JGP, Panhellenic
Ball, Theatre-Arts and orientation.
(Continued on Page 5)
Yost Reported
'Comfortable'
Coach Rests In Nashville
FollowingAttack
Fielding (Hurry Up) Yost, Univer-
sity athletic director and famed coach
of Michigan's "point a minute" foot-
ball teams 40 years ago is resting
"comfortably" in a Nashville, Tenn.,
hospital following a heart attack, at-
tendants at Vanderbilt Hospital said
yesterday.
Yost was visiting relatives at the
former home of his ,wife, Mrs. Eunice
Yost.
Since a short illness from a stdm-
ach disprder in 1939 Yost has been
very active and in good health.
Yost was rushed to the hospital in1
an ambulance following the attack
which struck him as he was visiting
at the home of some relatives.
"Grand old man of Michigan," Yost
reached the University retirement of
70 last April 30, but has given evi-
dences of being willing to retire. A newi
office has been prepared for his occu-;
pancy in the field house named after
him.

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Control Board, Union And Congress
Petitioning Deadline IsTomorrow

An Editorial®.
By'EMILE GELE
and ROBERT SPECKIIARD
Q"UITE FRANKLY, this is an ap-
peal. It is an appeal to you elev-
en odd thousand students who make
up this University to sit up, take
out your fountain pen, and add
your name to the petitions which
accompany this column. They are
petitions to President Ruthven and
later to the Board of Regents asking
that the Publications Board shall
not be changed from its present
voting membership of four faculty
and three students.
We know you've signed petitions
before. Some petitions you have
signed didn't mean much to you,
but you signed anyway to avoid
being pestered, others may have
meant a lot to you, but you said,
"what's the use, my Congressmen
will vote the other way anyway."
NOT so with this petition - there
are no Congressmen involved, and
the subject is vital to everyone of
you, for The Daily is your paper.
And, when we editors say that,
we're not talking like some kids who
have been spanked, and want some-
one else to go to bat for them. The
issue is much deeper than that
sentence implies, for The Daily
Board in Control is being reorgan-
ized, "that faculty may dominate,"
in, YOUR NAME - in the name of
99 per cent of Michigan students
who don't work on' The Daily di-
rectly.
T IS CHARGED that The Daily
has misrepresented you to the
many outsiders who read The Daily
and "misunderstand" 'it as the
opinion of the campus as a whole.
The solution, says the University
Council committee which recom-
mended the change, is to have the
faculty "dominate" the Publica-
tions Board so that the editors
might not misrepresentyou in the
future.
No doubt some outsiders "misun-
derstand" though the Daily mast-
head reads that the paper is "pub-
lished by students of the Univer-
sity," though it is plainly said that
all editorials are the opinion of the
writer only, and that, further, Tpe
Daily letter columns are always
open to contradict any writer's
opinion. Nevertheless "misunder-
standings may occur. But, just
HOW is a faculty "dominated"
board going to make those outsiders
understand what the students
think? and, more fundamentally,
doesn't it follow more logically that
the students (at least in a nearly-
balanced student-faculty board as
it is now comprised) should be the
final interpreters of their own
opinion? Should not a nearly bal-
lanced student-faculty board exer-
cise censure over the Daily editors
if they violate The' Daily code of
ethics and thus misrepresent you?
WE'RE NOT GOING TO TRY to
answer those questions for you
except to point out that the present
board has exercised that functiolp
well. Last fall ALL members of the
Publications; Board voted that the
senior editors had violated the code
of ethics. The question of who
"dominates" the Board did not
come up until the University Coun-
cil Committee brought it into the
limelight with the statement, "the
(Continued'on Page 6)

Eligible students who wish to have
their names placed on the all-campus
ballot for the student positions, on
the control boards of student publica-
tions and athletics and the Union
class vice-presidencies and the execu-
tive posts of Congress have until
5 p.m. tomorrow to submit signed
petitions to the Student Offices of
the Michigan Union.
The all-campus election, to be run
by the Men's Judiciary Council, will
be held Wednesday, May 28, accord-
ing to William G. Slocum, '42. presi-
dent of the Council.
Those who wish to add their names
to the nine already nominated for
three positions on the Board 'in Con-
trol of Student Publications must sub-
mit petitions signed by 100 students.
Three positions are open on the board.
Applicants for the six Union vice-
presidencies must turn in petitions
acompanied by 10 signatures from
their respective school. One each will
be elected from the law, literary, med-
ical, dental and business administra-
tion schools and the engineering and
architecture schools combined.
One two-year position is open on
the Board in Control of Athletics. Pe-
titioning sophomores must present 50
signatures. Norman Call, '42, is the
present-incumbent who will continue
until June 1942. Already nominated

for this position are Cliff Wise, '43,
and Frank McCarthy, '43.
Four rooming house and three
dormitory representatives are to be
elected to the executive posts of
Congress, independent men's organ-
ization. Each petitioner must secure
10 signatures.
Of the four rooming house men,
two will be elected to terms of one
year and two to semester positions.
Likewise, one of the dormitory repre-
sentatives will serve for an entire
school year, the other two for one
semester apiece. Pollers of the high-
est number of votes in both divisions
will receive the full-year posts.
Submission of signed petitions be-
fore the deadline time does not auto-.
matically place the applicant's name
on the ballot, according to Slocum.
Choices, to be made by the Judiciary
Council, will be made according to
Prof. Mowat
To Talk Today

the petitioner's qualifications, which
are to be outlined on the petition.
Further information regarding the
petitions may be secured from Robert
Samuels, '42, director of the elections
or William Slocum, '42, Judiciary
Council president.
.Illinois Dean
Will .Address
Pharmacitsts
Hundreds of Michigan pharmacists
will convene today for the tenth an-
nual Conference of Pharmacy in the
Rackham Amphitheatre.
Dr. E. R. Serles, Dean of the Il-
linois College of Pharmacy will be
the leading speaker of the afternoon
session which will be. op'ened with an
address of welcome by Prof. Charles
H. Stocking of the College of Pharm-
acy.
Dr. Serles, who will speak to the
group on "The Problem of Vocational
Guidance for High School Students
and Pharmacists Entering the Col-
leges of Pharmacy," was dean of the
Division of Pharmacy at the Univer-
sity of South Dakota for seventeen
years before transferring to the Uni-
versity of Illinois last September.
Also featured on the program will
be Waldo M. Bowman of Toledo.
Past president of the Ohio State
Pharmaceutical Association, Bowman
will speak on "The Pharmacist and
His Community."'

Supporters
Inaugurate
PlanToday
Numerous Campus Heads,
Faculty Men Oppose
Plan To Add Members
To' Publications Board
Plan May Be Aired
By Regents Friday
By A. P. BLAUSTEIN
(Daily City Editor)
Michigan's entire student body will
have an opportunity to voice its op-
position to an increase in faculty
representation on the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publicatiops by means
of a campus-wide petition which will
be circulated today, tomorrow and
Thursday.
The petition, which is being spon-
sored by, various student leaders,
reads as follows:
"We, the undersigned, students of
the University of Michigan, oppose
any change in the organization of
the Board in Control of Student Pub-
lications which now consists of four
faculty members, three student mem-
bers, and two non-voting alumni
advisers."
To Reflect Campus
By means of the petition, the
sponsors hope to show the Board of
Regents how the general campus
feels about the proposed Publica-
tions Board reorganization.
According to the proposal adopted
by the Regents as part of their new
by-laws and which' is still undergo-
ing revision, votes would be given to
the two alumni members of the Pub-
lications Board and two voting facul-
ty members would be added.
The plan has been opposed by the
staff members of The Daily, Gargoyle,
'Ensian and various other student
organizations on the grounds that
such a measure would render student
representation virtually ineffective
because of the overwhelming number
of faculty members. Statements
have also been given by numerous
members of the faculty in support of
maintaining Michigan's publications
as "student organs."
At a meeting of the present Publi-
cations Board on Saturday, May. 3,
the Board decided to ask for a hear-
ing with the Regents. It is expect-
ed that the Regents will hold this
hearing Friday and that a decision
will be reached then on the proposal.
Represent Organizations
Students who are sponsoring the
petition, all of whom are acting as
individuals and not as representatives
of their respective organizations, are
as follows:
Don Stevenson, '42, president of the
IFC; Margaret Sanford, '42, ,presi-
dent of the League; Robert Sibley,
'42E, president of the Union; Robert
J, Morrison, '41E, former president
of the Engineering Council; Emile
Gele, '42, managing editor of The
Daily; Alfred Owens, '42, business
manager of the 'Ensian; William
Rockwell, '41, former president of
Congress, and Rosebud Scott, '42,
president of Senior Society.
The list continues with Jane Baits,
'42, president of the Women's Judi-
ciary Council; Irving Guttman, '41,
former business manager of The
Daily; Frances Aaronson, '42, of Mor-
tarboard; Jack Grady, '42, secretary-
treasurer of the Union; Richard
Shuey, '42E, president of Congress;
William Clark, '42, president of the
Student Religious Associaton; Janet
Hiatt, '42, women's editor of The

Daily, and Marnie Gardner, '42, of
Pi Beta Phi sorority.
List Continues
Others are William Steppon, '41,
captain of the baseball team; Paul
Goldsmith, '42, captain of the hockey
team; Gus Sharemet, '42, president
of the 'M' Club; Ralph Mitchell, '42,
business manager of the Gargoyle;
Daniel H. Huyett, '42, business man-
ager of The Daily, and Harry Dricka-
mer, '41E, president of the senior
class.
Hervie Haufler, '41, former man-
aging editor of The Daily; Paul
Chandler, '41, former city editor; Wil-

British Historian'
On Literature,

To Speak
Society

Sprinter Al Piel Is Chosen
To Head Cindermen Next Year.

By ART HILL
Alfred Hufford Piel, Varsity dash
man, was yesterday elected by his
teammates to captain the 1942 Mich-
igan track team. Piel is a junior in
the College of Architecture and De-
sign and hails from Indianapolis, Ind.
The popular sprinter has done all
of his running in the 100-yard dash
and the 220-yard dash since the track
team started its outdoor season. He
competed in the 60-yard event dur-
ing the indoor campaign.,
Piel was born in Indianapolis some
22 years ago and has lived in that
city all his life. He attended Short-
ridge High School where he com-
peted in track only during his senior
year.
Never realizing how fast he actual-
ly was, Al did not go out for track
during his first two years in high
school. Then, one day, during the
fall of his junior year, he found out.
He was fooling around on the foot-
ball field with a group of gridders
and, in an impormptu race for the

Diplomatic historian and author,
University of Bristol professor of
history R. B. Mowat will deliver a
University Lecture on "Literature
and Society of Eighteenth Century
England" at 4:15 p.m. today in the
Rackham Lecture Hall.
Traveling in this country as Visit-
ing Professor to American Universi-
ties of the Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace, Professor Mowat
has spoken at several of the larger
American universities before coming
to Michigan.
Specialists in the diplomatic his-
tory of modern times, he is the au-
thor of such historical works as "The
American Entente," "The Age of
Reason," "The Diplomacy of Na-
poleon," "A History of Great Brit-
ain," "International Relations," and
"The War of Roses."
The lecture, which will be given
under the auspices of the Depart-
ment of History, is open to the
public.
Ten Fraternities Will
Compete In IFC Sing
Ten fraternities were selected last
night to enter the finals of the sixth
annual Interfraternity Sing at 7:16
p.m. tomorrow on the steps of the
main library.
Those chosen by the iudges Were,

Protest Against Haisley Ouster
Receives State-Wide Support
______ o

By HOMER SWANDER and
MORTON MINTZ
Protest against the dismissal of Ann
Arbor Superintendent of Schools,
Otto W. Haisley attained state-wide
proportions yesterday.
In a statement to The Daily, Fred-
erick Frostic, Wyandotte school sup-
erintendent, and past-president of the
City School Superintendents of Mich-
igan, maintained that "The adminis-
trative people of the state view with
alarm the procedure taken against
Haisley."
"They believe the ouster, removing
a man regarded so highly in educa-
tional circles, on the basis of un-
substantial charges, is a blow to the
morale of the whole profession.
"Not only the present,.members of

missal . . . we will do all we can to
see that he gets a fair hearing."
Speaking for the, M.E.A., Phillips
condemned "any dismissal based on
personal, political or religious rea-
sons, if the person has done his job
efficiently."
The State Federation of Teachers'
Clubs, composed of representatives
from 50 Michigan cities, has passed
an unanimous resolution condemning,
the dismissal "in recognition of Hais-
ley's consistent policy of democratiz-
ing education by means of encourag-
ing teacher participation in the sys-
tem." %
On the local front - Charles Bar-
clay, chairman of the Teachers' Club,
has revealed that a ballot taken two
months ago among teachers in the

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