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Fitir and Warmer


Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication

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Will United States
Defend By Offense? ...,

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Nazi Invasion
Of Greek Isle
Fails To Gain,
British Report



Daily StaffsSi


Prof. Morrison, Middlesworth
Win Tung Oil Banquet Awards

Greeks, English
German Glider
Attacking Crete
Parachutists In


Reich Equipment
Crosses Turkey
LONDON, May 22.-P-(RP)-Thous-
ands of German sky troops plum-
meting down in force on the Greek
island of Crete by parachute and
glider plane were reported early to-
day to have failed to gain any key
points in their audacious battle with
British Imperial and Greek defend-
Nazi shock troops also tried to
storm the island's rocky shores from
speedboat troop carriers but were re-
palsed, authoritative British sources
Cairo dispatches said 1,000 Nazis
were killed or captured in the first
day's fighting Tuesday.
Many of the German gliders were
reported to have cracked up in land-
ing. It was one of the most fantastic
battles in history, marking as it did
the first use of glider-borne troops,
and the use of blitz tactics in an
ancient land of forbidding terrain
where guerrilla bands have battled
downthrough the centuries.
Informed sources in London said
there was every indication that the
attack, in its third day, was increas-
ingly violent, with the possibility that
7,000 parachutists were now in the
Reich Equipment
Crosses Turkey
VICHY, France, May 21.P---(P-
German military equipment already
is crossing Turkey en route to Iraq
by rail due to a Nazi squeeze play,
diplomatic sources here reported to-
Reports from Instanbul said spas-
senger traffic to Iraq had been
stopped but did not mention freight
Small German military units in
Iraq quickly established themselves
along the railroad to Turkey and
threatened to .cut this line north of
Baghdad unless the Turks agreed
to let German material move through
Turkey to Iraq.

Vance W. Middlesworth, '41E, and
Prof. R. L. Morrison of the highway
engineering department were respec-
tively awarded the Cooley Cane and
the Tung Oil Crown at Sigma Rho
Tau's twelfth annual Tung Oil Ban-
quet held last night.
Topic for the impromptu speaking1
contest, in which Professor Morrison
bested Prof. R. S. Hawley of the me-
chanical engineering department,
Prof. J. E. Thorntonand Prof. W. M.
Sensemann, both of the engineer-
ing English department, was "Modern
Trends in Women's Hats."
As runners-up for the Cooley Cane,
Howard P. Fox, '41E, and Charles W.
McWilliams, '41E, were awarded the
Gavel Citation. All three contenders
for the Cane have been active mem-
bers of Sigma Rho Tau.
Honored with special life nember-
Tag Day Drive
To Aid Chinese
Set For Friday
National Relief Campaign
To Receive Proceeds;
ChopsticksTo Be Given
University students and townspeo-
ple will have a chance tomorrow to
contribute to Chinese Civilian Re-
lief as several hundred students, both
Chinese and American, conduct a tag
day drive for funds.
The money contributed will be
sent to the United China Relief head-
quarters. The national campaign ends
this week. Michigan will observe
"China Sunday" on Sunday, May 25,
by official proclamation of Governor
Murray D. Van Wagoner.
At the present rate of foreign ex-
change, which is one to twenty, an
American dollar will feed one civilian
for a month. Thy tags sold will have
two Chinese characters on them, "jen"
meaning humanity and "yi" meaning
righteousness. Chopsticks will be
awarded Nto the first 4,000 contribu-
The greatest need in China is for
food and medical supplies. The har-
vest last year fell below the average
level, and the price of food has risen
to a tremendous height because of
poor harvest, the Japanese' blockade
and the closing of Indo-China as
a road for supplies.
The French colony was formerly a
great source for naterials and food
but this avenue has been closed by
its yielding to Japanese forces. Many
students are starving in China or
barely surviving on mere scraps of
food. Clothing and shoes are lacking,
and an ordinary pair of shoes cost

ship to Sigma Rho Tait at the ban-
quet were Dean Ivan C. Crawford
of the College of Engineering and
Prof. Robert M. Richman of the en-
gineering English department, faculty
adviser to the, organization.
Speaker of the evening was James
W. Parker, vice-president and chief
engineer of Detroit Edison, who spoke
on "A Little Learning." Prof. E. L.
Eriksen of the engineering mechanics
department was toastmastecr at the
John C. Hammelef, '42E, Harry
W. Reed, '41BAd, S. Che Tang, '42E,
and Norman C. Taylor, '42E, were giv-
en recognition for their victories at
Sigma Rho Tau's recent national con-
vention in Detroit, at which the local
chapter took four firsts and one sec-
ond place in the five divisions.
For their active participation in
Sigma Rho Tau's work of the year,
Alex M. Pentland, '42E, Dean F.
Woodbury, '42E, Charles D. Cole,
'43E, and Joseph Datsko, '43E, were
given special recognition by Professor
Officers-clect of the stump speakers
society who were installed at the
meeting were Taylor, president Pent-
land, vice-president; Marvin Zes-
kind, '43E, home secretary; Edward
A. Rutan, corresponding secretary;
Cole, recording secretary, and Ham-
melef, ambassador and treasurer.
Dean Bursicy,
To Talk Today,
Officers Will Be Installed
At Congress -Banquet
Dean Joseph A. Bursley will be
the main speaker at the Installation
Banquet to be given by Congress, In-
dependent Men's Organization, at
6:15 p.m. today in the Union.
Guests of honor at the banquet;
include Prof. Bennett Weaver of the
English department, Dean Bursley,
Mr. Lloyd Berridge, Congress faculty
adviser, and Miss Ethel McCormick,
social director of the League.
The list continues with Donald1
Stevenson, '42, president of the In-
terfraternity Council; William Slo-
cum, '42, president of the Judiciary
Council; Emile Gele, '42, managing
editor of The Daily; Philip West-
brook, '43L, former president of Con-
gress; Robert Kleiner, former presi-
dent of independent men's organiza-
tion at Hillsdale College;-Margaret.
Sanford, '42, president of the League;
and Patricia Hadley, '42, president of
Newly elected officers who will be
formally inducted at the banquet in-
clude Richard Shuey, '42E, president;
Elmer Hitt, '42, secretary-treasurer;
Albert P. Blaustein, '42, and Louise
Fogel, '43, executive secretaries.

Kappa Sigmas
Receive First
Prize In Sing
Betas, Alpha Delts Finish
Second, Third; Kendall
Presents Winner's Cup
Awards Doniated
By Local Dealers
Kappa Sigma fraternity, singing
"All Through the Night" took first
prize in the sixth annual Interfra-
ternitySing yesterday on the steps of
the main library.
Second place went to Beta Theta
Pi for their rendition of "The Loving
Cup," while Alpha Delta Phi was
given the third place award for their
selection, "The Winter Song."
Miss Lynn Kendall, who will ap-
pear in "The Skylark" next week
presented the cups to the winners and
bouquets to the sorority sponsors of
the winning fraternity, Kappa Delta
and Chi Omega,
Judges for the Sing were Professor
Hackett, Mr. Van Deursen and Mr.
Gregory of the School of Music.
Added attractions to the fraterni-
ty singing were songs by Pi Beta Phi
sorority, "My Pi Phi Girl" and"Castle
on the Nile," and a group of "infor-
mal" songs by the Psurfs, singing law
Awards were donated to the Inter
fraternity Counicil by local ier-
chants. Kappa, Sigma received both
a permanent trophy and a rotating
cup. Each of the other two houses
received a permanent trophy.
Garg LIFE Issue
Is Ofn Sale Today;
Sellout Is Expecited
"News and tips and sailing clubs,
and cabbages and things"--where are
they now, if the walrus went crazy
with the heat?
Only one answer is even logical--
the Gargoyle. It's here today and
will be gone tomorrow, ,and at 15
cents this LIFE issue is guaranteed
to be a temptation for scalpers.
Fully 180 pictures garnish its 52
pages, in such features as "People,"
"Garg on the Newsfronts of the Uni-
versity," "Picture of the Week" and
"Garg Goes to Pot."
Gargoyle's movie review in this
issue is of the flicker produced by
Psychology, Inc., directed by Prof.
Norman R. F. Maier and starring
those little klieg light geniuses, "the
rats." For drama, the magazine
looks to the Festival
Peace rallies and parties, sculpture
and sweaters ,pictures and the presi-
dent--these are all in the June issue.
And they didn't come to the staff
Petition LDeadline I
Is Moved Ahead
Because only a hal-dozen Michi-
gan men took enough interest to
petition for executive pots on two
control boards, Congress and the
Union, the petitioning deadline has
been upped to tomorrow noon at the
Michigan Union Offices.
Directions for petitioners in tele-
graphic form:
..Publications Board: One hundred
signatures required. Athletics Boa d:
50 signatures. Union: six class vice.
presidencies to be filled. One each
from law, literary, medical, dental

and business administration schools
and one from the engineering and,
architecture schools combined.
Coach Yost Is Reported'
In Serious ondition
Fielding H. Yost, Athletic Direc-
tor and former football coach was
reported yesterday to be "seriously
ill" at Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville,
Tenn., where he is undergoing treat-
ment for a heart ailment.
A hospital attendant said "Mr. Yostj
is still seriously ill and spent a very
restless day." The former coach en-,
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Citizens Claim
Trustee Ayres'
Position Illegal
School Board Votes 54
To Deny Open Hearing
OH Hlaisley__Dismissal
Committee Of Five
To Pick Successor
The right of Louis Ayres, trustee
who voted for the recent ouster of
School Superintendent Otto W. Hais-
ley, to hold membership on the Board
of Education was challenged at a
public meeting last night by mem-
bers of a capacity audience which
greeted with vigorous disapproval the
board's :five-to-four decision not to
grant a hearing to the dismissed
Neil Staebler, member of the Citi-
zen's Committee formed to aid Hais-
ley, pointed out that Ayres under the
general school law has been serving
on the board illegally since Septem-
ber, 1939
In contrast to the other board
members who were elected, Ayres was
appointed in 1938 to fill a post left
open by resignation. Haisley law-
yers contend that in such a situation
the appointment is valid only until
the next school board election, which
in Ayres' case came in 1939.
Proposes Hearing
In the formal Board meeting held
in the high school which preceded
the general public meeting led by
Staebler, Trustee LeRoy Waterman
moved that "a hearing be granted to
Haisley as required by law and that
the president be required to submit
a written list of charges."
Ayres, in a prepared statement,
commented on this motion by de-
claring, "if the Board of Education
should grant this petition . . . it
would merely be prolonging an al-
ready deplorable controversy."
Another member of the Board was
overheard to say that Ayres' speech
"was a neat attempt to smokescreen
the real situation."
Audience reaction to the five-to-
four vote against granting the hear-
ing was one of sullen resentment.
Previously, the Board passed by
the same margin a resolution to ap-
point a committee to determine Hais-
ley's successor.
No Vacancy Exists
Trustee Waterman contended that
this action was out of order, as under
the terms of the Teachers' Tenure
Law, no vacancy existed.
Eleas Valisides, president of the
high school student council, present-
ed to the board the results of an elec-
tion held yesterday which showed
635 students favoring retention of
Haisley and 351 against This an-
nouncement was greeted byhcheers
and applause from the audience.
After the Board adjourned, at
which time the anti-Haisley bloc left
the auditorium, Staebler explained to
the assembly that the Citizens' Com-
mittee was contemplating legal action
to obtain Haisley's retention. "The
fight has just begun," he asserted.
The Committee, formed spontan-
eously a week ago to protest the ous-
ter, met last night in closed session
following the general meeting.


Replaces Chase

* * *
'Skylark' Lead
To Be Played
The illness of Ilka Chase, who
was scheduled to appear in the Dra-
matic Season's "Skylark" next week,
will make it necessary for her to give
up her engagement in order to recup-
erate from an emergency operation,
Mrs. Lucille Walz, business manager
of the festival announced yesterday.
Ruth Matteson, currently appear-
ing opposite Conrad Nagel in "The
Male Animal," will step into the part
left open by Miss Chase's unfortunate
withdrawal. Happily for the Season,
Miss Matteson Is unusually well-
prepared to step into the role of
Lydia Kenyon, as she has already
been engaged to play that part in
the Elitch Gardens' Summer Season
in Denver, Colorado, this summer.
Samson Raphaelson's lively "Sky-
lark" will open in the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theatre at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Miss Matteson will play opposite Leon
Ames, who is also a current favorite
in "The Male Animal."
Hiram Sherman, who has made
previous appearances here, will-also
take a leading role as the sardonic
and slightly alcoholic lawyer, while
Matt Briggs - Ed Keller of "The
Male Animal," -- will play Harley
Conrad Nagel is still packing thema
in with his appearance in "The Male
Animal" which will continue with
evening performances through Satur7
day of this week and matinees at
3:15 today and Saturday.

gn Protests
Campus Will' Have
Last Chance Today
To Sign Petitions

Sponsors Will Establish
Positions On Campus
In ClosingCampaign
Publication Staffs
To Present Letter
(Daily City Editor)
Unanimous opposition to the reor-
ganization of the Board ir Control
of Student Publications was expressed
yesterday by all members of the staffs
of The Daily, the Gargoyle and the
Letters from the entire junior and
senior editorial and business staffs
presenting their views on this question
Z '1be submitted to President Ruth-
ven today.
The letters read as follows:
"We, the juniors and seniors of the
' ........ staff, unanimously ex-
press our opposition to any change in
the organization of the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications which
now consists of four faculty members,
three student members and two non-
voting alumni members."
Last Day Of Drive
The third and final day of the
drive to obtain student signatures
to petitions protesting the proposed
Ali petitions must be turned in
to the secretary of the sponsors,
by noon today at the Student Pub-
lications Building.
change in the Publications Board
will be marked for the first time by
direct solicitation from various posts
on the campus.
The 32 student sponsors of the peti-
tion will set up several campus posts
throughout the day to obtain signa-
tures from graduates and under-
graduates who have not as yet had
the opportunity to'express their dis-
agreement with the proposed Board
Posts will be located at the center
of the diagonal, the Engineering Arch,
the Arcade,_ the Union, the Dental
School, the Law Quadrangle, the cor-
ner of North University and State
Streets and at Mosher-Jordan, Mar-
tha Cook and Stockwell dormitories.
Editor's Statement
According to Emile Ge, '42, man-
aging editor of The Daily, the mem-
bers of the publications staffs are
against the Regents' proposal to add
two faculty men to the Board and
give votes to the alumni members
because "they feel that, such a step
would make, student representation
on the Board ineffectual; and that
student opinion would be of little sig-
nificance on a Board cohtaining such
a preponderance of faculty members."
The proposal to expand the Publi-
cations Board was adopted by the
Regents as part of their new by-laws
at a meeting last December. On Sat-
urday, May 3, the Board met to pon-
sider a resolution to make their cor-
poration laws conform to the by-
laws and voted to ask for a hearing
with the Regents.
A Regents' meeting will be held to-
mhorrow at which time the hearing is
expected to take place.
Submit Petitions
The petitions will therefore be sub-
mitted to President Ruthven before
the Regents meet in order to indi-
cate campus feeling against the addi-
tion of any non-student members to
the Board.
In addition to the students, num-
erous members of the faculty and
several organizations have made
statements favoring a continuation
of the present structure of the Pub-
lications body.
Student Brokers Leave
Market To Wall Street

Michigan Netters
Will Face Wayne
In Detroit Today
The Michigan tennis squad takes to
the road again today, this time trav-
eling to Detroit to meet Wayne Uni-
versity's netters at 1 p.m. on the De-
troit Tennis Club's courts.
It should be a nip-and-tuck battle
all the way because the Tartars have
won 10 out of 14 matches and the
Wolverines have captured 14 of their
17 engagements.
With the prospects of such a close
battle in mind, Coach Leroy Weir is
planning to take alongbhis regular
team - Capt. Jim Tobin, Lawton
Hammett, Jim Porter, Wayne Stille,
Tom Gamon, Alden Johnson, and
Howie Bacon. The first six will play
singles in that order, while Bacon
will team with Gamon to play in the
last doubles spot Tobin and Hammett
'will play first doubles and Porter and
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Colleges Will Cut
Year Of fProgram
NEW YORK, May 21.-(YP)-To give
students complete college educations
before they are called for military
service, between 400 and 500 liberal
arts colleges this fall will offer 3-year
programs to replace the standard 4-
year course.
Summer vacalinna n and hncidat


Anti-War Goup Will Sponsor
Speech By Thomas Wednesday

Norman Thomas, four-time Social-
ist candidate for president, will give
"A Democratic Answer to War and
Fascism" in his scheduled address
at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, in
the Rackham Amphitheatre, under
the auspices of the Michigan Anti-
War Committee.
At present in the midst of a nation-
wide speaking tour, the prominent
isolationist's stop in Ann Arbor will
make his second appeafance here dur-
ing the current school year. Taking
part in a Michigan Forum October
15, he spoke on the subject, "Butter
and Arms."
Thomas is a former Presbyterian
minister who has been actively cam-
paigning against the use of force in
international relations for almost 35
years. He was against American par-
ticipation in World War I and in 1918
left the church to join the American
Union Against Militarism.
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Prof. Eggertsen To Be Speaker
At Co-op Meeting Tomorrow

Prof. Claude Eggertsen of the
School of Education will be the main
speaker at the annual public meeting
on cooperatives, to be held at 4:15
p.m. tomorrow in Room 305 of the
Professor Eggertsen will discuss the
campus co-op movement at the Urni-
versity, dealing with the way in
which the cooperative houses operate,
benefits to members and the respon-
sibilities which those living in co-ops
must assume.
Harold Guetzkow; Grad., president
of the Intercooperative Council, a
member of the Rochdale House, will
speak on cooperative houses for men,
Women's co-ops will be discussed by

puses throughout the country, Eight
min's houses, the Brandeis, Rochdale,
Robert Owen, Congress, Stalker,
Michigan, Abraham Lincoln and Dis-
ciples Guild Houses; three women's
cooperatives, the Muriel Lester, Kath-
erine Pickerill and Alice Freeman
Palmer Houses; and one for married
couples make up the list on campus
at present.
The Rochdale principles of con-
sumer cooperation are followed by all
the houses, each member contributing
an equal share of work and receiving
an equal share of the benefits.
The Intercooperative Council is
the coordinating body between the
houses. This council accents all an-


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