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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication

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Editorial,
Senate Dance Helps
Scholarship Fuinds..

VOL. LI. No. 165 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 1941 Z-323-

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Senate Approves
University Funds
Un v ri.yAppropriation Bill

Nine Beats Notre Dame;
Net SquadBlanks Toledo

Mase

Gould Holds Irish To Six Hits In 8- Victory;
Tennis Team Wins With Three Regulars

2,000 Student Signatures
Oppose Increased Board
In First Day Of Campaign

Override Recommendation
Of Finance Committee;
$4,802,000 Is Allotted
Grant $327,000
Over Last Award
F 1

(By The Associated Press)
LANSING, May 20.-The State
Senate today passed the University
of Michigan's appropriation bill for
the next biennium, calling for the
.amount originally requested by the
Board of Regents for operating ex-
penses for the year 1941-42.
The appropriation figure amount-
ed to $4,802,000, an increase of $327,-
000 over last year's amount.
Debate on the bill resulted in the
offer-riding 'of the Senate Finance
Committee's recommendation of $4,-
700.,000. Action by the state House
of Representatives will be the next
step toward passage of the bill.
State Budget Director Leo J No-
wicki had proposed a grant of $4,-
575,000 for next year, an increase of
4100,000 in the amount received dur-
ing 1940-41 and $227,000 less than
'the request by the Regents, when
the bill was introduced into the
House April 10.
In rejecting the Finance Commit-
tee's proposal, the Senate removed
the ceiling on the University's mill
tax allowance to provide for the
higher figure.
Sen. J. T. Hammond, frofn Benton
Harbor, led the fight against the
committee, urging the Legislature to
return to the unpegged millage form-
ula in operation before the "depres-
sion" so the University would not
need to resort to lobbying for its
requirements.
The allotment asked by the Board
Wf Regents was introduced last month
in a bill sponsored by chairman Reid
of the Senate committee on Uni-
versity affairs. A mill rate of .83
on the estimated general property
evaluation as compiled by the State
Board o Equalization was used in
computing the requested amount.
Since 1925, however, a state tax on
real property has ceased to exist.
Yesterday's, Senate action presaged a
return to the previous tax schedule
in deriving the University's annual
appropriation.
Pre-Med Group
Plans Smoker
Society Will Close Year's
Activity NextTuesday
The Pre-Medical Society will hold
its last smoker of the year at 8:30
p.m. Tuesday. May 26, at the Union.
Open to all pre-medical students,
the gathering will be informal, con-
sisting of small discussion groups, in
order that those present may have the
opportunity to meet members of the
faculty of the Medical School.
Newly-elected officers for next
year will give short talks on the so-
ciety's new expansion policy. These
officers are Joseph Likovsky, '42,
president; Robert Long, '42, vice pres-
ident; Eugene Fairbanks, '43, secre-
tary; Helena Hanson, '42, treasurer;
and Richard Steiner, '42, publicity
chairman. Clayton Manry, '41, is re-
tiring president of the group.
Aims of the society are to bring
together all pre-medical students to
give them an insight into the pre-
clinical and clinical years, of their
medical education and to provide a
,glimpse of the life and work of the
physician.
Gargoyle Editorial Staff
To Meet Tryouts TodayI
A tryout meeting for Gargoyle edi-
torial staff will be held at 4:30 p.m.;
today on' the first floor of the Publi-
cations Building.
All those interested in working on
the Garg during the next year are
urged to attend, Artists and photo-
graphers are requested to bring spec-l
imens of their work with them.

Tryout programs and next year's,
policy and format will be discussed
by Chandler Simonds, '42, editor.
A new system of tryouts will be in-E

Co-op Meeting
Will Be Held
ByICC Friday
All students interested in the co-
operative movement are invited to
attend the annual public meeting on
campus cooperatives, to be held at
4:15 p.m. Friday in rooni. 305 of the
Union.
Prof. Claude Eggertsen of the
School of Education will speak on the
history and achievements of the
Michigan cooperatives. Other speak-
ers will be Harold Guetzgow, Grad.,
president of the Inter-Cooperative
Council, who will discuss men's co-
ops; and Joan Ferguson, 41Ed., who
will describe the progress which has
been made by the women's coopera-
tive houses.{
The ICC, sponsor of the m.eeting,
serves as the central advisory agency
for the 12 co-ops on campus. In-
cluded among the houses are eight
for men, three for women and one for
married couples. Each house is gov-
erned independently from the others,
the 'Intercooperative Council serving
to pool the ideas and knowledge of
all the member houses.
All cooperatives operate according
to the Rochdale principles of con-
,sumer cooperation. Student members
obtain room and board at prices rang-
ing from $2 to $5.50 per week, plus
from four to seven weekly hours of
work, depending upon the house. All
the work of maintaining the houses
is' done by students.
Senate Starts
Sale Of Tickets

By MIKE DANN
(Special to The Daily)..
SOUTH BEND, May 20.-Four
weeks ago in Ann Arbor Subby N o-
wicki allowed three scattered hits
as Notre Dame beat Michigan, 6-2.
Today the Wolverine, batters turned
the tables on the stocky right' hander
by chasing him from the mound and
giving the Maize and Blue an 8-3
victory over the Irish.
The Wolverines scored eight runs
off Subby in the five innings 'die
worked and had the outcome of the
game well decided before many
frames had gone by-
Little Mase Gould won his fifth
victory of the season while limiting
the Irish to six hits and three runs
in the five \and two thirds innings
he pitched.
The game marks the first time this
season that Mase has started a game,
and the eighth time Ray Fisher has
used a different hurler to open the
game.
The Wolverines scored their runs
in clusters today, making three in the
third, two in the fifth and three in
the sixth. The home team scored their
only runs of the gan'e in the sixth
inning.
Fisher lifted Mase in the sixth aft'er
Notre Dame had scored their first
run- and sent Neil Muir to put out the
Irish rally. The curly haired lefthand-
er let in two more runs and then
settled down and held Notre Dame
scoreless the rest of the game.
The Wolverines got off to a lucky
(Continued on Page 3)
Gerhart Seger
Will .deliver
Talk Today

Fund For
Will Bce

Scholarships'
Beneficiary

With the purchase of Ticket No. 1
by President Ruthven, the Student
Senate has opened its concentrated
ticket sale campaign for the Senate
Scholarship Dance, to be held Friday
night in the Union.
The Scholarship Fund will receive
all proceeds from the dance, which
will be a regular Union affair in every
other respect. Bill Sawyer and his
band, the main ballroom of the Union,
and the usual one dollar ticket rate
are offered to anyone who wants to
combine a date with a chance for aid-
ing a needy student.
Tickets have been distributed to
representatives in dorms, fraterni-
ties, and co-ops, and to every Stu-
dent Senator. Admissions to the
dance, the first of its kind ever to
be held on campus, may also be
purchased at the Union desk.
The Senate Scholarship Committee
is cooperating with the Scholarship
Committee of the literary college in
this effort to remedy the University's
present scholarship situation.

Former member of the German
Reichstag and active anti-Nazi au-
thor and lecturer, Gerhart Seger will
speak on "What Confronts Ameri-
ca" at 4:15 p.m. today at the Rack-
ham Lecture Hall.
Seger, who was impisoned by the
Nazis shortly after Hitler's rise to
power, is now editor of the Neuevolk-
zeitung, a New York paper. He has
also lectured widely during the past
two years from his large background
of experience with the Nazis.
Seger's history is one typical of
many German refugees, the whole
family having been placed in a con-
centration camp by the Nazis. After
British Parliament members had se-
cured release of his wife and child,
Seger himself escaped through
Czechoslovakia and finally reached
England. He later came to the Unit-
ed States and is now a citizen of
this country.
Speaking before a large audience
here last fall on "Why Hitler Will
Not Win the War" and "The Ger-
man Fifth Column," Seger outlined
many of the conditions in Germany
which he felt would eventually bring
about the collapse of the Nazis. Prin-
cipally he stressed that time was
working against Hitler.
The lecture will be open to the
public and is sponsored by the local
chapter of the Committee To De-
fend America By Aiding The Allies.

(Special to The Daily)
TOLEDO, Ohio, May 20.-Michi-
gan's net forces traveled a bit south
yesterday to meet the University of
Toledo Rockets, and when the smoke
of battle had cleared away the Wol-
verines had tucked away another vic-
tory, this time to the tune of 7-0.
Coach Leroy Weir expected little
trouble from his hosts and took only
three regulars on the trip - Jim Port-
er, Tom Gamon, and Alden Johnson
who played one, two and three singles
respectively. Roy Bradley and Jim
Bourquin played in the fourth and
fifth singles spots.
Every Maize and Blue player scored
decisive two set victories except Bour-
quin who has forced the full three
sets before he vanquished his oppon-
ent, Bill Bowman.
Firmin Bishop, Rocket number one.
man, put up a good battle before he
succumbed to Porter's overhand game,
6-4, 6-3.
Gamon had little trouble downing
Bob Kniseley, 6-2, 6-1, but Johnson
had to play steady ball in order to
beat Clyde Sweet, 6-4, 6-3. :Bradley
made short work of Aaron Rathbun
(Continued on rage 3)
Petitions Due
For Camnpus
Nominations
Union, i, dications Board,
Congress .Posts Open
To EligibleStudents
Petitions for nomination to the stu-
dent positions on the control boards
of student publications and athletics
and to the Union vice-presidencies
and the executive posts of Congress,
are due at 5 p.m. today in the Stu-
dent officeas of the icigan lnion,
Students Publications Board -
three are to be elected to one year
terms. Petitions with 100 signatures
are required. Nine already have been
nominated by a special nominating
comliittee.
Union - six vice-presidents will be
elected, one each from the law, lit-
erary, medical, dental and business
administration schools, and the en-
gineering and architecture schools
combined. Ten signatures from ap-
plicant's school must be secured.
Board in Control of Athletics -one
is to be elected to a two-year term,
Petitions must present 50 signatures.
Already nominated are Cliff Wise,
'43, and Frank McCarthy, '43. Appli-
cants must be sophomores or stu.
dents with two years of schooling
remaining.
Congress - Four rooming house
and three dormitory representatives
will be chosen. Each petitioner - in-
dependent men - must secure 10
signatures.,
Male Animal'
Run (,4ntues
Through Week
Performances of "'he Male Ani-
mal," which opened here Monday at
the Lydia Mendelssohn will continue
through Saturday of this week. Mat-
inee performances will be given atI
3:15 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday.
Conrad Nagel, who made a special
trip from Hollywood to step into the,
role of the shy and academic Pro-
fessor Joe Turner, will be supported
by many key members of the original
cast
Ruth Matteson will play the pro -

fessor's distracted wife as she did ni
the Broadway production, Leon Ames
will continue a. the ex-football player
and Matt Briggs will portray tie stad-
ium-boosting trustee who abhors
anything red.
"The Male Animal," Nugent and
Thur~ber's rollicking comedy about
college life, should prove of particular
interest to University students as a
football game between Michigan and
a midwestern university fot-m a back-
ground for most of the play,
Single tickets are still available at
the box office for all of the five plays
,,", cca cn rd.nf 'iy .. tnyra- hi e- -a

Interviews Revec
Of Publicatiot
By MORTON MINTZ
Campus opinion tends to over-
whelming disapproval of any change
in the membership of the Board in
Control of Student Publications,
"man-on-the street" interviews taken
yesterday indicate."
Nearly 30 people were stopped on
the campus and asked if they would
give their reasons for having signed
or not having signed the petitions
now being circulated against the pro-
posed change. Only one person of the
30 questioned was in favor of a change
and willing to give reasons for his
stand.
Ten of the statements are reprinted
here:
For A Change:
Phillip C. Long, '43E: "I feel that
The Daily is a University publication,
not a student publication, and I
therefore Jold that stronger faculty
control should be exercised."
Against A Change:
John Casey, '42E. "I believe that
the existing ratio of four faculty
members to three students is the best
one to insure sound journalistic prac-
tices and yet guarantee The Daily its
freedom."
Dorothy Cummings, '43: "The pres-
ent four to three ratio of the present
Board has worked to raise The Daily
standard high among those of the
country's college papers. I can see
only harm in discouraging in any way
the student initiative which has raised
The Daily to its respected position,"
Frank Warner, '41: "The proposed
change is undemocratic and discour-
sphinxl nitiation
Is Held At Union

it Disapproval
is Board Change
aging to student initiative. Students
on The Daily have, for the most part,
shown themselves to be mature
enough to properly handle their pub-
lication."
Doris Atkinson, '41: "I agree with
Professor Slosson and those others
wlo are of the view that The Daily
should be expressive of student opin-
ion, and that no more restrictions
should be applied.
. John Middleton, '43; "Believing
that under the present arragement
of the Board The Daily has become
one of the nation's foremost student
papers, I cannot cee how any change
in this balance can improve the pub-
lication."
George Mackmiller, '44E: "There's
a building on Maynard Street whi
is inscribed, 'Student Publications.'
I never want that statement to be
anything but! a true one: I never want
to see it inscribed, 'Faculty Publica-
tions.',"
Ned Reading, '42: "I believe that
The Daily has done a consistently
good job in reflecting student opinion
through its open columns. Everything
(Continued on Page 2)
Fraternity Men
Will Compete
In Annual Sing
Tonight's the night for the 10 fra-
ternities selected last Monday to
sing their best for the sixth annual
Interfraterity Sing.
At 7:15 the songfest will begin on
the steps of the Main Library, with
each fraternity backed by a sorority
cheering team, Added attraction to
the program will be "My Pi Phi Girl,"
sung by the members of Pi Beta Phi
sorority, and a song by the Psurfs,
a group of law students.
Alpha Delta Phi will sing "The
Winter Song." They will be spon-
sofed by Kappa Kappa Gamma sor-
ority. Alpha Tau Omega, "Sweet-
heart of ATO," with Alpha Phi and
Alpha Omicron Pi cheering them on.
Beta Theta Pi, "The Loving Cup,"
spurred on by Kappa Alpha Theta
and Zeta Tau Alpha, Kappa Sig-
ma will sing "All Through the
Night," with Kappa Delta and Chi
Omega to inspire them.
Phi Delta Theta, "Tell Me Why
She Wears His Pin?," backed by Al-
pha Xi Delta and Alpha Chi Omega.
Phi Gamma Delta, "Here's to Good
Old Delta" and "Smoke Dreams,"
Sorosis cheeing them on.
Psi Upsilon will offer a medley of
songs, and is sponsored by Delta
Gamma, Sigma Chi, "Brown Eyed
Sweetheart of Sigma Chi," with Del-
ta Delta Delta and Phi Sigma Sigma
in attendance.
Sigma Phi will sing "Good Night
Song," with Alpha Delta Pi and
Gamma Phi Beta as rooters. Theta
Xi, "Brown October Ale," cheered on
by Pi Beta Phi, Alpha Epsilon Pi
and Alpha Gamma Delta.
Judges for tonight's contest will
be Prof. Arthur Hackett, Prof. Har-
din A. Van Deursen, and Leonard S.
Gregory, all of the School of Music.
Awards for the best songs have
been presented to the Interfraternity
Council by local merchants.

Student Sponsors Continue
Circulation Of. Petitions
Today And Tomorrow
Plan Disapproved
By Organizations
'By A. P. BLAUSTEIN
(Daily City Editor) N
An estimated 2,000 signatures op-
posing an increase in faculty repre-
sentation on the Board in Control
of Students Publications were re-
ceived yesterday by the 32 student
sponsors of the three-day petition
drive. .
The petitions, which will be dis-
tributed throughout the campus to-
day and tomorrow, must be in the
hands of the sponsors or at the Stu-
dent Publications Building by noon,
tomorrow. Bernard Dober, '41, secre-
tary of the sponsors, will be in charge
of collecting the petitions.
Groups Add Voices
In addition to the student leaders
who have opposed any change in the
organization of th~e Board, which
now consists of four faculty mem-
bers, three student members, and
two non-voting alumni advisers, sev-
eral campus organizations have ex-
pressed their disapproval of the pro-
posed Board revision.
As a mark of protest, the Student
Senate on Thursday, May 8, went on
record as opposed to any move which
would increase the number of non
student members on the Board and
voted "to take immediate action to
send letters to alumni urging them
to complain to President Ruthven"
about the suggested publications
change,
Theproposed revision, which was
approved by the Board of Regents at
a meeting last December, would pro-
vide for the addition of two voting
faculty members to the Publications
Board and the giving of votes to the
two alumni members.
At their last meeting, the Board
voted to ask for a hearing with the
Regents which is expected to take
place Friday.
Sponsors' Plan
Plans have been made by the stu-
dent sponsors to submit the petitions
to President Ruthven before the Re-
gents' meeting as a'n indication of
how the general campus feels about
the reorganization proposal.
Objections to the Regents' pro-
posal have been made on the
grounds that such a measure would
render student representation virtu-
ally ineffective because of the over-
whelming number of faculty mem-
bers.
The University Council committee
which recommended the change has
charged that The Daily has misre-
presented the student body to those
who have "misunderstood" it as the
opinion of the campus as a whole-
and that the solution was a faculty
"dominated" Board.
Argument Answered
Members of The Daily staff have
answered this argument by contend-
ing that the present Board, because
it contains a larger pencentage of
students than the prioposed new
Board would, is able to more nearly
reflect students, views. In addition,
The Daily editors have reminded the
campus that its editorial pages were
open to letters and guest editorials
on any views from every graduate
and undergraduate and member of
the faculty.
Yesterday, members of the esecu-
tive committee of the local chapter
of Sigma Delta Chi, professional
journalism fraternity, quoted one of
their national officers, who declared
that "The Daily is almost too good
to be considered merely a college
paper; it became the outstanding
university daily in the country be-
cause of the work of its students and
any change in its present set-up
would be unwise."

High-Spirited Students
Stage Local Blackout

Frank:
head

McCarthy Elected
Of Honor Society

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Sphinx, junior literary men's hon-
orary society, admitted 27 sophomores
and two faculty men to membership
at a Union banquet yesterday which
followed the campus initiation and
Monday evening's tapping,
Frank McCarthy, leading point
scorer on the track team, was elected
Pharaoh. Chosen treasurer was Cliff
Wise, understudy to Harmon on thel
gridiron last fall and hurler for the
baseball team.
Dr. Alfred W. Coxon, health service
surgeon, and Mr. Floyd A. Bond of
the economics department, were
tapped as honorary members and were
guests of honor at the banquet.
The new members of Sphinx are
Jim Skinner, Bud Hendel, Will Sapp,
Bill Baker, Homer Swander, Jim
Mandler, Mel Comin, Frank McCar-
thy, Bob Ufer, Max Bahrych, Ray
D eane,Bob Templin and Ed Holm-
berg.
Also tapped were Dave McCal-
mont, Cliff Wise, Ben Douglas, Ed
Perlberg, Dick Wakefield, Bob Chris-
tenson, Ben Smith, Jack {Ogle, George
Ceithaml, John Zimmerman, Bob
Kolesar, "Jinx" Johnson, John Fletch-
er and Ted Horlenko.
Retiring Pharoah and treasurer
of Sphinx are Norman Call, '42, and
John Gillis, '42.1

Engineer Speech Group Will Hold
Twelfth Annual Tung Oil Banquet

By CHARLES THATCHER
"A Little Knowledge" and a lot of
horseplay and fun will mark the
twelfth annual Tung Oil Banquet,
pride of Sigma Rho Tau, engineering
speech society, to be held at 6:15
p.m. today in the Union.
James W. Parker, vice-president
and chief engineer of Detroit Edi-
son, will be the speaker of the evening,
addressing the group on the subject,
"A Little Knowledge."
The position of the other speakers
on the evening's program is more dub-
ious. Not only are their subjects un-
known, but the speakers themselves
have not been announced.
And that's where the horseplay
comes in, for tonight several faculty
members will be called forward, giv-
en a subject such as "Which is the

department will be on hand to make
the presentation.
Also scheduled for the evening is
thep resentation of the coveted Cooley
Cane to the most outstanding senior
member of the organization. Last
year's winner Henry C. Billings will
make the award.
Other awards to be made are the
gavel citation, given to those seniors
who just, missed the Cooley Cane,
the Sigma Rho Tau stump, awarded
to first place winners in society speak-
ing contests, and the Sigma Rho Tau
gavel, awarded to second-place win-
ners.
Prof. of faculty interest in the im-
promptu speaking contest is the fact
that an attempt was made Monday
to sabotage the Sigma Rho Tau alarm
clock, to be used to time speeches
this evening. However, toastmaster
Prnf . .L .riksen of the enginee-

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-I-
Ann A Frbor High Student Counecl
Asks For Vote On, Ha-isley Case

ill Poll Students
A resolution calling for a "vote
of confidence" from Ann Arbor High
School students before taking action
on the Haisley dismissal was passed
by unanimous vote at a special meet-
ing of the Student Council yesterday.
The secret ballot of the students
will be held today and will be complet-
ed in time for presentation at the
Board of Education meeting to be held
af '7:0 n m tinrthdin the Tzih Schonl

(:heck The Record
Examination of the -ninutes of
the 1935 Board of Education meetings
when the Slauson school location
question was prominent, revealed that
the question was decided entirely by
the board. (Haisley was accused of
"overriding" the board in this in-
stance), The minutes evidenced'that
the board had approved the archi-
tect's sketches and the site and had
authorized onntrustion Thp aar

Apparently animated by more than
college spirit, two students early yes-
terday morning tried to create a local
blackout by breaking twenty-five
streetlights with a BB-gun-

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