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Y ' E

Fair and Warmer.

Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


Edito rial
There Is
A Difference




Wolverines Defeat
Purdue NiMe, 14-4;
Netters Win Match

Mile, Two-Mile Teams'
Crack Michigan Records

Hood, Largest Battleship,
Sunk By Nazi Bismarck;
Bombers Hurled At Crete


Place Second


New World


Team Tallies Runs In Final
Innings; Tennis Squad*
Concludes Home Season
Dick Wakefield Hits
Decisive Home Run

(Special to The Daily)
LAFAYETTE, Ind., May 24.-Afte:
spotting their foes four runs in thi
fourth inning, Michigan came to life
and blasted three Purdue pitcher
for seventeen hits to gain a 14-4
victory over the Boilermakers today
The Wolverines tallied all thei
runs in the last half of the game
scoring ten runs in the seventh anc
eighth innings alone.
Big gun for the Varsity was Dic
Wakefield, who clouted his seconc
home run in as many days. Big Dick's
drive came in the eighth inning. wit
the bases loaded. The ball carriec
more than 430 feet into deep centei
field and in all probability was a
harder hit than his blow in the firs
game of the series.
Ray Fisher used three pitchers ir
gaining the second straight triuml
over the Boilermakers. Mickey Stod-
dard started on the mound, but the
curly-haired right hander was chased
from the box in the fourth frame after
he was tagged for four runs and four
Little Mase Gould relieved Mickey
and held Purdue hitless in the four
innings that he worked. After he had
pitched six consecutive balls in the
seventh inning, Fisher put in "Lefty'
Muir, who gave up only one hit dur-
ing the rest'of the game.
Going into the seventh inning, Pur-
due was leading 4-3 and it looked as
if the Boilermakers might upset the
Conference leaders. Then the Wol-
verine nine that had remained com-
paratively idle during the first part of
(Continued on Page 3)
Netters Nose Out State
In Final Match, 5-4
Michigan's mighty netters fought
with all they had yesterday as they
came from behind to beat Michigan
State, 5-4, on the Palmer Field courts
and ring down the curtain on the
1941 home season.
It was a .nip-and-tuck battle from
start to finish with the Spartans lead-
ing, 3-1, at one point in the match.
The singles were split, each side win-
ning three, but the Wolverines won
two of the doubles matches to gain
their second victory over the State
lads this season and their 16th win
in 19 starts.
Jim Porter, regular number three
man was still on the sidelines giving
his injured foot another day of rest.
Captain Jim Tobin played his last
game- on Wolverine territory and
made short work of Morris :rilling,
number one Spartan player, 6-4, 6-1.
Jim's placement shots were keeping
his opponent s deep in. his own
court that the Michigan senior could
rush the net to score points at will.
Without detracting from Tobin's
brilliant play, the feature match of
the day was the doubles battle be-
tween Wayne Stille and Gerry Schaf-
lander and State's team of Frank
Beeman and Bill Maxwell - a battle
which brought the Wolverines victory.
The meet was all tied up at 4-all when
the two teams were half way through
(Continued on Page 3)
Purchasers To Get
'Ensians Tomorrow
Michiganonsians will be distribut-
ed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow
on the first floor of the Publications
Purchasers are urged to bring their
receipt stubs and also ten cents in
change, to facilitate distribution. The
dime was added to take care of the
sales tax it was necessary to add this
year. Although it doesn't cover the
full amount due, the dime was felt
to be a simple means of taking care
of the tax.

There still remain a limited number
of 'Ensians for sale at five dollars

Hull Is Urged
To Ask Vichy
For U.S. Bases
WASHINGTON, May 24.-(P)--
Senator Mead (Dem-NY) urged Sec-
retary Hull today to undertake
"friendly negotiations" with the Vichy
government for the establishment of
American defense bases on the island
of Martinique and other French po-
sessions in this hemisphere.
"Should this effort prove futile and
should it be the judgment of our
government that the interests of -this
hemisphere are in jeopardy," Mead
added in a letter to Hull, "seizure by
force should be accomplished without
delay." -
Acquisition of French island po-
sessions has been advocated by other
senators, among them Clark (Dem-
Mo), and Reynolds (Dem-NC), who
have been critical of present admin-
istration foreign policy.
Senator Pepper (Dem-Fla), who
proposed a week ago that the United
States seize French islands in this
hemisphere, agreed with Mead that
negotiations for bases should be un-
dertaken first.
"While we could take Martinique
and other French possessions without
difficulty," Pepper said, "we should
try first to negotiate for bases and
then see what happens."
Mead expressed belief that friend-
ly negotiations initiated by this coun-
try would "invite sympathy and sup-
port of a large portion of the French
"If a proposal to negotiate were re-
jected by the Vichy government," he
told Hull, "such a rejection could
hardly be interpreted as anything else
than an action taken as a result of
extreme pressure from the contemp-
orary continental conqueror."
Band Will Give
Work Of Contemporaries,
Wagner To Be Heard
The 28th annual Spring Concert
of the University of Michigan Con-
cert Band will be given at 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday in Hill Auditorium.
Wagnerian music and contempo-
rary pieces will comprise the program
of the concert, which will be open to
the public. The Spring Concert is one
of the outstanding offerings of the
University bands during the year.
Lucille Bennett, violin soloist, will
play a composition written by her
father, David Bennett, one of the
well-known composers of band music
in this country, entitled "Cubana," a
violin solo with band accompaniment.
Featured on the evening's program
will be Wagner's "Homage March"
and "Wotan's Farewell and the Magic
Fire Music" from "Die Walkyries."
The Michigan Bands will also hold
their annual spring banquet Wednes-
day in the League.

- (Special to The Daily)
4LOS ANGELES, Cal~, May 24.-Th
greatest relay teams in Michigan'
track history showed the 25,000 roar
ing spectators on hand at the Lo
Angeles Coliseum Relays plenty o
fancy 'running here today, placini
second in both events and setting ne
Michigan records for both the mil
and two-mile distances.
Running their hearts out in th
two-mile relay, the Michigan team
composedofBob Ufer,Dave Mat
thews, Johnny Kautz and Warrerm
Breidenbach, forced the Californi
baton-passers to a new world's rec
ord of 7:34.5 minutes and ran th
best race ever recorded in the Mich
igan books, turning in a time of 7:4
Breidenbach Stars
Breidenbach, the sensation of th
1941 Wolverine track aggregation
featured the mile relay, blazing hi
way around the Coliseum track in th
almost super-human / time of 468
seconds, The Wolverine crew also se
a new Michigan record for this event
the four-man team of Ufer, Jack
Leutritz, Breidenbach, and Al Thom-
as stepping off the distance in 3:12
bettering the mark set in 1939 by more
than two seconds, and finishing only
a few steps behind the Southern Cal-
ifornia team which won the race in
Bob Ufer, leading off for the Wol-
verines in the two-mile relay, took a
Chinese Relief
Tag Campaign
Is Successf ul
Drive, Unique On Campus,
Surpasses Expectations;
All StudentsCooperate
Generous University students and
townspeople contributed $1,017.35 for
Chinese Civilian Relief in the "chop-
stick campaign" conducted Friday by
the University of Michigan Chinese
Students Club.
The campaign, unique in campus
history, proved a complete success
and overshot its goal, according to
Paul Lim-Yuen, '42E, co-chairman of
the drive. More than 316 students
from all campus organizations co-
operated in the relief effort by do-
nating their services as tag and chop-
stick salesmen.
The money will be sent to the Unit-
ed China Relief group whose nation-
al effort closes today with the ob-
servarice of "China Sunday" in Michi-
gan. The aim of the national drive
was $5,000,000. In the past two years
the local Chinese students have con-
tributed two ambulances to their
The "chopstick campaign" was un-
der the co-chairmanship of Cheng K.
Tseng, Grad., and Lim-Yuen. Collect-
ing was under the direction of Jack
Tsu, '41E, while service was handled
by Mursoh Wu, Grad., and Shing
Kong Kuh, Grad. Publicity and cor-
respondence were managed by Che
Tang, '42E, and David Y. Liang,
'42BAd., respectively. An official
statement of appreciation for the
large contribution from the members
of the campus Chinese colony will be
released on Tuesday.



brief lead but surrendered it very
soon to California's Johnnie Reese
and Indiana's Paul Kendall. The
- speedy Wolverine sprinted the last lap
of his leg, however, and handed the
baton to Matthews only a step behind
the Hoosier team.
Pace Is Fast
Unable to keep up the fast pace,
Matthews ran third to California's
mighty Grover Klemmer and Wayne
Tolliver of Indiana. Kautz, the third
man on the Michigan team, fought
hard with Indiana's Roy Cochran and
Don Barry of the Trojans, with Dick
Peter of California going far into the
lead in the meantime.
Great credit for snaring second
place to record breaking California
must go to Breidenbach. The flashy
Wolverine star gained plenty of sweet
(Continued on Page 3)
Residence Hall
Given To 19
Helen Newberry, Stevens,
Betsy Barbour, Martha
Cook Awards Presented
Residence halls' scholarships for
1941-42 have been- awarded to nine-
teen women on the basis of scholar-
ship, citizenship and financial need.
The awards, which include board or
room or both for an entire school
year, are divided by semesters so as
to benefit as many as possible. The1
recipients must have at lekst a BI
average and have usually earned at
least part of their expenses.
Betsy Barbour House Scholarships
were announced as follows: Barbara
Alcorn, '43, Suzanne Nicholson, '43,
Ann Podoley, '44, and Ann Costikyan
will receive room for one semester;
Mary Haferkamp, '42, and Janet Pet-k
erson of Bronxville High School will
receive board for the same length of
Those who are to be awarded a se-
mester's board at Helen Newberry1
are Margaret Emery, '42, and Judy
Gold, '42. Room scholarships for a
semester will go to Helen Kulinski,
'44, ,Betty Altman, '42, Elaine Gard-1
ner, '42, and Evelyn Grantham,,'44.-
The Anne Shipman Stevens Schol-t
arship, awarded to a resident of
Martha Cook and which includes bothl
room and board, has been given thist
year to Margaret Avery, '43. It is1
based upon scholarship and ability in
student affairs.
Other scholarships in Martha Cook"
Residence Hall were for room andt
board for one semester. These went to
Margaret Groefsma, '43, Opal Shim-
mons, '42Ed., Margaret Jackson, '42,
Elizabeth Luckham, '42, Ruth Thom-
as, '43, and Kathryn Nicol of High-
land Park Junior College.
Russo-Finnish War Film
Will Be Shown Tuesday;
A full length documentary sound
film of the Russo-Finnish war, issued1
by the Soviet Government and ap-i
proved by the Art Cinema League,

A nEditorial .
SINCE FRIDAY when the Regents voted once more that the "faculty
must dominate the Publications Board" we have had time to re-
flect. We have reflected about the shallow conception of democracy
that says that students may not participate in the responsibility of
their own newspaper, (for the student members of the Board are to be
in effect only "advisers" hereafter). We have reflected also on the
conception of a University which allows so flagrant a disregard of
the University's own constituents-the students and the faculty. The
protests of 4,350 students were passed off like water off a duck's back,
as were, what is asserted to be the "maturer" opinion, of a great many
faculty members.
The Regents did all this in the name of the people of Michigan4
whose constitution states in its preamble that the people have estab-
lished their constitution, "grateful to the Almighty God for the bless-
ings of freedom, and earnestly desiring to secure these blessings un-
diminished to ourselves and our posterity." That is what the pre-
amble says--it's not the law but it expresses the spirit, the very
essence, which the people say should be embodied in its laws. The
Regents didn't violate the law Friday, but they did violate flagrantly
the spirit which education is supposed to foster in future etizens.
That is how we feel, and we know concretely that 4,350' students and
numbers of faculty feel the same way. If we had several years in
which to reach every citizen of the state and explain it to them, we
are confident that they would feel the same way too.
BUT FOR THE TIME BEING the reorganization plan is on" the
books-as securely as the draft.' Histrionics now aren't going to
remove it from the books. The plan-given with the pledge that it
would never go further than administer the student formulated Daily
Code of Ethics-is one of those givens under which we must continue
to put out the same free and Pacemaker Award newspaper of the
past. That the present Board has administered that Code adequately
is not now the question. All of us must live within the limitations of
the situation. The long-run development of man has been the lifting
of those limitations, but in the short-run man must live and work
within them. Principles must be applied to what is,. otherwise they
remain the product of mental gymnastics. That is the task of The
Daily editors.
If at any time the pledge of those who initiated the reorganization
plan is broken, if the letter and editorial pages of The Daily are
throttled and no longer represent student opinion, the campus will
hear about it and can act uuon it. As for the editors, we believe that
a philosophy which would allow such a move is unworthy to be taught
or learned. We would have to leave with the hope that our action
would effect a better good.
WE ARE CONFIDENT that such a move will not be taken. Though
we will lend our influence to undoing what has been done, ours is
the greater and more profitable task of continuing to publish a free
and respected Daily. Given the situation, there lies the greater good.
Robert Speckhard Emile Gele
Albert P. Blaustein Alvin Dann
David Lachenbruch
T. A. Raman To Give Lecture,
On India's Problems Tuesday

German Warship Damaged
In Iceland Naval Battle,
British Sources Indicate
Long-Range Fighters
LONDON, May 24.--(P)-The 42,-
100-ton battle cruiser Hood, largest
warship in the world, was blown to
bits in the waters between Green-
land and Iceland today by the new
German battleship Bismarck during
a battle of grave historic import'be-
tween the behemoths of the British
and German navies.
The Admiralty, in announcing this
largest single naval loss the British
navy'has suffered since the war be-
gan, attributed it to an unlucky hit
in a munitions magazine and ex-
pressed fear that more than 1,300'
men had been killed.
The 35,000-ton Bismarck received
damage and tonight is fleeing, pur #'
sued by the remaining British war-
ships, the announcement said.
Nazis Jubilant
The German high command, which
first disclosed the destruction of the
Hood in a special communique, placed
the scene off Iceland and said the,
Bismarck and all the other German
forces emerged from the battle virtu-
ally unscathed and continued their
Atlantic operations. A British battle-
ship was forced to withdraw, the
Germans said.
Greenland, protection of which has
been assumed by the United States,
and Iceland, now under British occu-
pation, are separated by a 250-mile
stretch of water, the Strait of Den-
mark. It was apparently somewhere
near the mouth-of this strait, on the
edge of the Western Hemisphere, that
the battle occurred.
The brief British communique
shocked the Empire during celebra-
tion of the 122nd anniversary of
Queen Victoria's birth. It said:
"British naval forces intercepted
early this morning off the coast of
Greenland German naval forces, in-
cluding the battleship Bismarck.
Enemy Engaged
"The enemy were attacked, and
during the ensuing action H.M.S.
Hood (Captain R. Kerr) wearing the
flag of Vice Admiral L. E. Holland,
received an unlucky hit in a maga-
zine and blew up.
"The Bismarck has received dam-
age and the pursuit of the enemy
"It is feared there will be few sur-
vivors from H.M.S. Hood."
That was all.
Speculation immediately arose whe-
ther the Tirpitz, sister ship of the
Bismarck and known to have been
completed about the same time this
-year, also was in the Western Atlan-
tic battle.
British Bomb Crete,
Destroy Nazi Planes
(By The Associated Press)
CAIRO, Egypt, May 24.-Britain
hurled long range fighters and bomb-
ers (possibly American makes) into
the fantastic battle for Crete today,
announcing destruction of at least
14 more German troop planes in the
struggle to exterminate the Nazis
clinging to Malemi airdrome.
Confronted with overwhelming
German air superiority at the start
of the invasion Tuesday, the RAF
pulled its planes out of Crete, but dis-
closed today that others have joined
the fray from distant bases. Location
of the bases was not given.
The Germans have managed to
bring in some artillery and mor-
tars in their effort to enlarge their
foothold at - Malemi, British sources
acknowledged, and are continuing to
fly in reinforcements.
Transports Attacked

The RAF, however, said large num-
bers of Junkers 52 troop transports
were attacked yesterday on the beach
and airdrome at Malemi, 10 being
destroyed and many others "burned
out" and made completely useless.
Long-range British fighters were
credited with destroying four addi-
tional large German troop planes,
thus raising the two-day toll to 30.
(Nearest British land bases for this

Skylark' Will Begin Run Tuesday
With Ruth Matteson, Leon Ames

An opportunity to obtain authori-
tative information on the ever-puzz-
ling problem of India will present it-
self to the campus when T. A. Ra-
man, native Hindu and London editor
of the United Press of India, speaks
on "India and the War" at 4:15
p.m. Tuesday in the Rackham Build-
ing under the auspices of the history
and political science departments.
Raman is recognized as one of the
best journalists of India and as an
authority on the political problems
of his country. His columns are syn-
dicated all over the British territory
and he writes frequently in the Eng-
lish press. When in London he also
acts as a regular news commentator
over the B.B.C., broadcasting to India.
An able and persistent advocate of
Indian freedom, his criticisms of Bri-
tain's policy in India have often been
the subject of parliamentary debate.
Immediately upon graduation from
King's College, Raman became secre-
tary to Mahatma Gandhi during the
Indian Round Table Conference in
London. Following the Mahatma to
India, he soon came into close per-
sonal contact with leaders of all sec-
tions of Indian opinion.
When he returned to England in
'Poetically Mad' Greek
Shoots At Italian King
ROME, May 24.-A(P)-A Greek un-
der a spell of "poetic madness" fired
several wild shots at the automobile
in which King Vittorio Emanuele was
riding with Albanian Premier Shef-
ket Verlaci last week on the Italian
monarch's visit to Albania, Fascist
authorities announced today.

1938, he became London editor of
several nationalist papers and now
occupies the most important foreign
assignment of the largest Indian
owned news service-a position in
which he is in direct personal con-
tact with Indian leaders such as
Gandhi, Nehru and others.
In the course of his journalistic
career, Raman has met many world
celebrities outside of India. He was
in France at the time of the invasion
and had exclusive interviews with
many members of the French}cabi-'
A id-To-Britain
Group To Hear
Editor Of TMV'
Climaxing an American Student
Defense League mass meeting, Ralphf
Ingersoll, editor of PM, will "present
an answer to the isolationists and de-
featists" in his address at 8:15 p.m.
June 3 in the Rackham Building.
His talk will be titled "Aierica At
the Crossroads."
A well known liberal and inter-
ventionist, Ingersoll's speech will
bring to a close a day of student dem-
onstrations led by the members of
the ASDL, an organization favoring
all possible aid to Britain.
The journalist will also be present
at a dinner to be served at 6:30 p.m.
the same day. Reservations for the
meal may be made by calling Gerald
Davidson, '42.
Ingersoll began his journalistic
novtrP r n 147)9.q . n.p.-.. 4'..,+hn4

The curtain will rise 'at 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday on "Skylark," the second
of the Dramatic Season's produc-
, Ruth Matteson and Leon Ames,
who played leading roles in "The
Male Animal" which closed its run
at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
yesterday, will head the' cast of this
week's show. Hiram Sherman, who
has previously appeared here for the
Ann Arbor Dramatic Season, will also
have a leading role.
Other presentations will be "Ladies
in Retirement" starring Ruth Gordon,
"Man and Superman" with Madge
Evans and "Golden Boy" with Sylvia
Sidney and Luther Adler. The sea-
son will continue through June 21.
The comedy, which will be given
through May 31 with matinees on
Thursday and Saturday, starred Ger-


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