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W ethe r
partly Cloudy, Showers


Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


Ancient Crete
Falls To Nazis .. .




To Ballot
Campus Election Will Fill
Vacancies In Congress,
Boards In Control, Union
Five Seek Three
Publications Posts
Six of the nine students nominat-
ed for ballot places in tomorrow's
Board in Control of Student Publi-
cations elections have resigned to
support three men in what has be-
come a publications-backed slate for
the available student positions.,
Charles M. Heinen, '41E, former
Union secretary; Harold Guetzkow,
'41, president of the Inter-Cooperative
Council; and Karl Kessler, '41, re-1
tiring associate editor of The Daily
comprise the publications ticket.
Competing against them for the
three ,positions will be George Chef-
fey, '42, and Margaret Campbell, '42,
both of whom secured ballot positions
through a petitioning procedure.
Tomorrow's all-campus election, to
be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., will
fill positions to three other student
Clifford Wise, '43, and Frank Mc-
Carthy, '43, will run for the one
available two year term on the Board
in Control of Athletics. Incumbent
is Norman Call, '42, who was elected
last year.
Fourteen men are seeking the six
Union class vice-presidencies: liter-
ary school, Robert Samuels, '42;
Richard Strain, '42; Albert K. Ludy,
'42, and Alex Yarman, '42. Law
School: Richard C. Killin, '42L, Jay
Sorge, '42L, and Brooks Crabtree,
Running for the business adminis-
tration and combined curriculum
post are Allyn Ferguson, '42BAd.,
and Irl Brent, '42BAd. Reinhold Sun-
deen, '42M, is the sole contender for
the medical school post, and J. Rob-
ert Short, '42D, is unopposed in the
dentistry school.
Three men-Carl Rohrbach, '42E,
Robert Imboden, '42E, and Robert
Ogden, '42E-will be on the ballot
for the engineering-architecture posi-
Seven men are seeking positions
on the executive board of Congress,
independent men's organization. Dor-
mitory representatives Richard Filer,
'44, John MacKinnon, '44, Andy Caug-
hey, '43, Paul Keenan, '44, and John
Wakevainen, '44.
Competing for the three rooming
house posts are Theodore King, '44P,
Monte Konicov, '44, Albert Wohl,
'43, Richard Orlikoff, '44, and Ivan
Gilman, '44E.
Soviet Movie
To Be Shown
Film Deals With Phases
Of Russo-Finnish War
War in the snow is the background
of a Soviet motion picture, "Manner-
heim Line," to be shown at 4 p.m.
today in the Natural Science Auditor-

Dealing with the tactical phases of
the Russo-Finnish war, the film was
produced under actual battle condi-
tions in the sub-zero weather of the
Karelian peninsula. The Karl Marx
Society is sponsoring the presenta-
Commenting on the picture, Life
Magazine said: "It shows a basic co-
ordination of planes, artillery, tanks
and infantry. It demonstrates the
appalling task which the Russians
successfully executed: a vast mech-
anized attack in Arctic weather."
A short subject, "Sports Parade',"
reviewing athletics in the Soviet
Union, will also be shown.
Pre-Med Society To Hold
Smoker In Union Today
The campus Pre-Medical Society
will close its activities for the year
with a smoker to be held at 8 p.m.
today in the Union.
Faculty members of the Medical
Schon1 will h nreent and small onn..

Double Standard Play
Will Open Run Today

Bismarck Reported Torpedoed;
Nazis Claim Successes In Crete;
Roosevelt Revises Fireside Chat

Drama Season Will Offer
Ruth Matteson, Ames,
Sherman In 'Skylark'
"Skylark," Samson Raphaelson's
double standard comedy in which an
advertising business is the "other wo-
man," will open at 8:30 p.m. today
for a week's run at the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre.
Ruth Matteson, who appeared here
last week as the neglectful wife in
"The Male Animal," has the tables
turned on her this time by Leon
Ames, the risingt advertising tycoon
who loves his business so ardently
that his wife threatens to name it as
Ames and Miss Matteson will share
honors with Hiram Sherman, who has
appeared here previously in the Dra-
matic Season's presentations. Sher-
man plays a cynical bachelor hover-
ing outside the matrimonial door.
This role of the charming yet slight-
ly alcoholic lawyer was a favorite
with New York audiences in the
Broadway production last year. Ger-
trude Lawrence originally played
Lydia Kenyon, the part into which
Miss Matteson will step.
Today's presentation will mark the
first occasion on which "Skylark" has
been given in this vicinity, for Miss
Lawrence's road tour was stopped
before it reached Detroit because of
her committments on a new play.
Ames and Miss Matteson will be
supported by two other members of
the cast of "The Male Animal" as
Matt Briggs, Ivan Simpson and Dor-
othy Blackburn, who will be remem-
bered for their portrayals of Ed Kell-
er, Dean Damon and the maid, will
assume new roles.
Other members of the company in-
clude William David, the only mem-
ber of the original cast acting in
this production; Philip Tonge, who
has appeared in the stage versions of.
County Airport
Plans Rapidly
Taking Form
Committee Seeking Site
For Mile Square Field;
Hope For WPA Aid
Plans for a county airport to sup-
plement the landing fields at Ypsi-
lanti and Ann Arbor are taking shape,
and members of the airport committee
of the Junior Chamber of Commerce
and other interested organizations are
now seeking a suitable sit for con-
struction, provided that a bond issue
of $150,000 can be put before the
people and passed.
The committee hopes to be able to
present a concrete plan for a site and
the estimated cost of construction,
with the aid of WPA funds, which
would supply another $150,000 to the
Washtenaw County Board of Super-
visors at the board's next meeting.
Mr. Altes, soil expert for the CAA,
told committee members at a meet-
ing last night in the Union that
the Ann Arbor airport could not
proftiably serve as a county landing
field, but that sites at Ypsilanti or
Bordon Plains are suitable for a mile
square airport.
Dr. C. M. Dixon, chairman of the
airport committee, said that the Jun-
ior Chamber of Commerce will not
give up until an airpo"t is established
in the county.
It was pointed out that the airport
would almost certainly draw commer-
cial airlines landings, increase bus-
iness in the county, benefit private
flying, and facilitate airmail service.

Yost Resting Easily
In NashvilleHospital
Michigan's famed Fielding H.
"Hurry-Up" Yost was reported rest-
ing easily in a Nashville, Tenn., hos-
pital yesterday, where he is recover-
ing from a heart attack.
Officials of the hospital said that
Yost may soon be able to return home
and that he has shown great im-
provement in the last few days.
Yost suffered 'a heart attack in
Nashville last week, and has since
been in the hospital there. Last
Saturday Yost was honored with the
honorary title of Professor Emeritus
of The Theory and Practice of Ath-






"Design for Living" and "Smiling
Through," and Lynn Kendall, who
made her first appearance before
Ann Arborites at the Interfraternity
Sing Wednesday.
The 1941 Dramatic Season is the
twelfth of Ann Arbor's annual drama
festivals. Valentine B. Windt, who
directed the season last year, is act-
ing in the same capacity this season.
Roosevelt Sets
July 1 As Date
For New Draft
Numbers Of Registrants
Will Be Placed At Ends
Of Present Draft List
WASHINGTON, May 26.-(R)-Ap-
proximately 1,000,000 young men who
have become 21 years old since Oc-
t~ber 16, or will reach that age in
the next five weeks were ordered by
President Roosevelt today to register
on July 1 for possible military train-
ing. 0
The registration will be conducted
by the selective service system's 6,500
boards throughout the country and
the new men signed up in each area
are expected to be put at the bottom
of their local draft lists in an order
of priority among themselves to be
determined by a new national lottery.
In a proclamation fixing the regis-
tration date, the president said the
action was "required in the interests
of the national defense" and defined
those who must register as all un-
registered male citizens and aliens
in the United States, Hawaii, Puerto
Rico and Alaska who have attained
their 21st birthday on or before July
Some of those who have become 21
since the first group of 16,500,000
men was signed up on October 16 al-
ready have registered and volunteered
for A year of training. A provision
of the draft law allows voluntary
service by men 18 to 21.

Germany's Warni igs
Cause Alterations
In IDR's Speech
May Ask More
Aid o Britain
WASHINGTON, May 26P--(/)-The
German Grand Admiral's warnings
to the United States aroused bitter
defiance here today, and highly-
placed authorities expressed belief
that President Roosevelt would de-
mand more active aid for Britain in
a major "fireside chat" he is to deliver
tomorrow night.
The White House itself permitted
the impression to grow that the speech
the Chief Executive is to deliver to
the nation and the world by radio at
9:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time,
would be oneof the most important
he has ever delivered. "Rapidly
changing conditions abroad" have
prompted Mr. Roosevelt to revise the
address completely, it was disclosed
at the White House.
i aider Admonishes
Presumably those conditions in-
cluded the sternly-worded admonition
to the United States from Grand
Admiral Erich Raider, Commander of
the Germany Navy, that American
convoying would constitute an open
act of war and that the American
naval patrol was "aggressive."
The Raider statement brought acid
replies from two men high in the Ad-
Presidential Secretary Stephen Ear-
ly asserted that he had an idea Ber-
lin today is trying to do anything
it can to becloud the President's
Secretary Hull said the Raider pro-
nouncement appeared to be some sort
of a threat to induce this country,
and probably other American nations,
to refrain from real efforts at self
defense until Hitler gets control of
the high seas of the world and of the
other four continents.
Favorite Nazi-Method
He added it was a favorite Nazi
method; either by threats or persuas-
ion, to induce European countries to
refrain from real efforts at self de-
fense until Hitler was ready to seize
them. It seems to be, Hull asserted,
an integral part of the Hitler pro-
gram of world conquest by force.
It was Early who disclosed that the
President had decided to rewrite com-
pletely the fireside chat.

The University of Michigan Con-
-;ert Band, conducted by William D.
Revelli, will offer its 28th annual
Spring Concert at 8:30 p.m. today in
Hill Auditorium.
Lucille Bennett, violinist, will be
Featured on the program, which is
composed partly of Wagnerian and
partly of contemporary music. Miss
Bennett will play "Cubana," a violin
.solo with band accompaniment.
The first half of the evening's en-
tertainment will include four com-
positions of Richard Wagner. His
"Homage March" will be followed
by "Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire
Scene" from "Die Walkure" and two
excerpts from "Lohengrin"-"Elsa's
Procession to the Cathedral" and the
"Prelude to Act III."
An intermission will precede the
modern pieces, first of which is
Dvorak's "Finag" from the "New
World Symphony." Three marches
will be offered next. These are Gold-
man's "On the Hudson," Alford's
"The Skyliner," and Sousa's "Semper
The "American Rhapsody" by
Wood, Gould's "Deserted Ballroom"
and "Polka and Fugue" from
"Schwanda, the Bagpiper" by Wein-
berger will conclude the program
along with Miss Bennett's solo.
Awards and medals will be given
at the Michigan Band's annual
spring banquet which will be held at
6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the League.
The awards are silver watch charms,
gold watch charms, Band M sweaters
and Band M blankets, which are
given to each member of the Band
who has served in it one, two, three
or four years respectively.
Medals will be given to the win-
ners of Kappa Kappa Psi's solo and
ensemble contest held recently.
Prof. Revelli will name his staff
for next year and an innovation in
the. form of a plaque to be given to
Distribution Of 'Ensians
To Be Continued Today
Distribution of 1941 Michiganen-
sians will continue from 8 a.m. to
6 p.m. today-on the first floor of the
Publications Building.
All holders of subscriptions have
been asked to come to the office to-
day with receipt stubs and ten cents
in change to collect their yearbogks.
Of the 2,500 copies ordered, over
1,600 were distributed yesterday.
Only 10 copies are still available for
sale at the Publications Building and
some of the local book stores. Stu-
dents desiring to purchase 'Ensians
should do so immediately as all copies
probably will be sold this week.

University Concert Band Gives
Ani uai Spring Program Today

On The Podium

the most valued member of the Bands
will be made.
The tradition establshed by former
banquets will be followed when Kap-
pa Kappa Psi, honorary band fra-
ternity, will sing for the other mem-
bers of the Bands. Each class will
also entertain with skits. Arthur
Hills, '42SM, chairman of the affair,
will direct the evening's activities.
T. A. Raman,
To Talk Here
T. A. Raman, native Indian and
London editor of the United Press of
India, will present India's attitude
toward the war when he speaks at
4:15 p.m. today in the Rackham
Building, under the auspices of the
history and political science depart-
Recognized as one of the most able
Indian journalists and as an author-
ity on the political problems of his
country, he has always been a per-
sistent advocate of Indian freedom.
Nevertheless, he enjoys close contact
with official British circles and his
criticisms have often been the sub-
ject of parliamentary debate.
Raman commenced his career, up-
on graduation from college, as secre-
tary to Mahatma Gandhi during the
Indian Round Table Conference. In
this way he soon became- personal
friends with most of the well-known
Indian leaders.
In his position as the most im-
portant foreign correspondent of the
largest Indian owned news service,
he has not concentrated solely on the
problems of India.
Shortly before he left London six
weeks ago, he had discussions on In-
dia and other world problems with
several men high in the British gov-
ernment -and ;with the heads of all
the Allied governments now in Lon-
To Hold Dinner
The Men's Dormitories will hold
their second annual "Victory Dinner"
tomorrow at the West Quad. Over
100 athletes will be honored and ap-
proximately 25 special guests repre-
senting the Intramural department
will be present.
Each dining hall will hold their
own banquet, followed by motion
pictures in the main lounge. Wally
Pipp, former New York Yankee star,
will show the latest movies on major
league baseball and also the pictures
of the Ohio State-Michigan 1940
football game.-
I-M awards for the outstanding
v.-n ie n ll -in -vem mm n

British Planes, Ships
Trail Nazi Vessel
In Danish Waters
Germans Gain
In Island Fight
BERLIN, May 27. -(R)-~ The
35,000-ton German battleship
Bismarck has been engaged in
"heavy fighting" since 9 p.m. last
night against superior British
forces, it was announced officially
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, May 26. -British naval
planes 'scored a torpedo hit on the
35,000-ton German battleship Bis-
marck somewhere in the Atlantic
tonight, the Admiralty announced
here, and "the hunt continues."
No details were given as to the ex-
tent of damage wrought upon the
Bismarck - which last Saturday sank
the 42,100-ton British battle cruiser
Hood off Greenland - but it was
made clear that warships and planes
were on her trail.
A torpedo hit on one German war-
ship among the fleeing squadron was
scored yesterday, the Admiralty al-
ready had announced, but that victim
was not more specifically identified.
The attack upon the Bismarck
raised hopes that the Royal Navy
had control of the area about the
scene of the running battle and thus
would be able both to attack aerially
and to keep the Germans under con-
stant surveillance.
(The Oslo, Norway, radio reported
that the Bismarck and other German
units were fighting a superior British
naval squadron in the Denmark Strait
between Iceland and Greenland. It
was somewhere in this area that the
Hood, the biggest ship in the British
fleet, had gone down with an "un-
lucky" hit,-as the British put it, in
a magazine,
Germans Claim
Success In Crete
BERLIN, May 26..-MP)-Reinforced
German troops fought what the High
Command called "a successful battle"
for the control of Crete while the Nazi
Press stressed Britain's "weakening
hold" on her mastery of the sea today.
A communique gave no definite in-
formation on the extent of the Ger-
man "success" on the mountainous
Mediterranean island after a week of
operations by parachutists and troops
landed by transport planes.
An unbroken stream of fresh sup-
plies and men, however, was held
by the news service Dienst Aus
Deutschland to be guaranteed as a
result of the "devastating" blow
which the British Fleet suffered in
matching its strength against the
German Luftwaffe, It said it was
considered probable that the British
ships have withdrawn completely
from Crete waters.
Authorized miltiary spokesmen de-
clared that the German Air Force,
assisted by the Italian Navy, had
virtually wiped out the cruiser section
of England's Eastern Mediterranean
Fleet. Twelve criusers were known to
have been stationed in Alexandria
they said.
The High Command announced
that seven were sunk by the German
Air Force and four by the Italian
Navy and Air Force in actions since
the beginning of., the Crete attack
May 20.
In addition the High Command
emphasized that the British had lost
eight destroyers, one submarine, and
five speedboats.
Nazis Land Tanks

On Island By Air
(By The Associated' Press)
CAIRO, Egypt, May 26.-The Ger-
mans, said by unofficial British
sources to have landed tanks on Crete
from the air, today broke through
the Allied positions west of Canea,
the island capital, in bloody fighting
declared to have taken heavy Nazi

Nine To Meet NormalAt Ypsi Today;
Tennis Team Vanquishes Kalamazoo

On The Diamond.. .
It will be a pitcher's parade when
the Wolverine nine meets Michigan
Normal at Ypsilanti today.
Both Coach Ray Fisher and Coach
Ray Stites expect to use four hurlers
apiece, no matter how effective any
individual hurler is during the game.
Michigan beat Normal in their
first meeting this year in an 8-3 vic-
tory. Mickey Stoddard and Lefty
Muir held their cousins from across,
the tracks to four scattered hits,
while the Wolverine batters nicked
Ray Dennis for ten safeties.
Cliff Wise expected to start to-
gay's game for the Varsity and will
be followed on the hill by Mase
Gould, Stoddard and Muir. The
quartet of pitchers who will work
for Normal are Ken Carakostas, Cas
Wojsicki, Bill Lemmon and Jack
Fisher is using four pitchers be-
cause he wants to be sure he will


On The Courts.. .
(Special to The Daily)
KALAMAZOO, May 26.-The Wol-
verine netters proved to be poor
guests at the dedication ceremonies
of the new Allen B. Stowe tennis
stadium today as they scored an over-
whelming 8-1 victory over Kalama-
zoo College and ended the 1941 dual
meet season with 17 wins and three
With the Conference matches only
three days away, Coach Leroy Weir
took no chances that Jim Porter, reg-
ular third singles player, would in-
jure his foot again and left him in
Ann Arbor. Wayne Stille took over
the third position, Tom Gamon the
fourth and Alden Johnson the fifth,
while Gerry Schaflander played si,
Capt. Jim Tobin scored a brilliant
victory over the Hornets' Bill Culver,
6-8, 6-2, 7-5. It was a battle from
the very beginning with Culver get-
ting the edge in the first set through
his powerful flat strokes. The Michi-
gan senior came back in the next two
sets to rush the net and score points
on beautifully placed shots to the

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