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Continued warm.


Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication

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Mr. Roosevelt's
Latest Speech *.



No Change Needed
In Neutrality Law,
Roosevelt Asserts

Nine To Meet Wildcats;
1P' Netters Are Favored



'Freedom Of Seas Policy'
Will Not Cause Conflict
With Act,_FDR Says
Britain Lands Stand
As 'An Iron Pact'
WASHINGTON, May 28. -MP)--
Contending that the Neutrality Act
in no way infringes upon the na-
tion's newly reasserted policy of in-
sisting upon the freedom of the seas,
President Roosevelt disclosed', today
that he sees no reason for repealing
or changing that law.
In addition he made it clear that
despite the renewed determination
to see Great Britain through to vic-
tory -expressed in his speech of last
night, the Administration will con-
tinue to keep American flag ships out
of British and other belligerent ports.
While virtually the entire world
excitedly argued the implications of
last night's address, Mr. Roosevelt
followed it up with an unscheduled
press conference, in which he elabor-
ated upon some of his points and
brought new factors into the discus-
Complete Protection
Convoys in the old sense were out-
moded, he said, because while they
had only submarines to deal with
in the World War, merchant ships
must now be protected from sub-
marines, surface raiders and airplane
bombers. The patrol ships now comb-
ing the Atlantic are endeavoring to
ascertain where any submarine, plane
or raider is at any given time, he
said, and while they can't do it 100
per cent, they grow more efefetive
every day.'
While'an overall "shortage of steel
is in prospect, the President report-
ed, there is an ample supply for de-
fense purposes. But because there
is not enough to fill civilian needs,
certain priorities have to be applied
to the steel industry, he indicated.
No Additional Action
The President said no additional
action was contemplatedrat this time
to implement his call for a cessation
of strikes and his request that capital
and labor abide by the decisions of
impartial boards.
Speech 'Means War'
If Necessary, Britain Says
(By The Associated Press)
President Roosevelt's speech was
hailed in London last night as "an
iron pact between allies" and evidence
that the United States means war if
need be; but in the Axis capitals
unofficial commentators professed to
see nothing particularly new in it.
Italian newspapers published only
a 750-word sumnary of the speech,
and the newspaper Tribuna summed
up Fascist reaction with:
"We know what we knew before;
namely where Roosevelt wants to go.
But the position of the United States
remains internationally turgid and
perhaps even more equivocal than be-
In Japan the influential newspaper
Nichi Nichi termed it "one step nearer
to participation in the war;" but most
issues on the Tokyo stock market
moved upward, apparently due to a
belief in financial quarters that the
speech contained little to upset Jap-
anese American trade relations.
In Buenos Aires, Acting-President
Ramon Castillo inaugurated Argen-
tina's 1941 Congress by pledging hi
country to strict neutrality in the war.
Castillo, who had listened to Presi-
dent Roosevelt's speech, reaffirmed
the Argentine doctrine of self-determ-
ination of peoples, non-intervention
and reciprocal respect for sovereign-
ties involved in an international
system, such as that envisaged by pro-
posed hemisphere defense talks.

Navy Conscripts
Liner 'America'
WASHINGTON, May 28.-G'P)-The
$17,500,000 liner America, built to
symbolize this country's marine come-
back, is going to join the Navy.
In a brief announcement today,

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Merit Awards
Are Presented
To Bands men
With the presentation of awards
recognizing service, the University of
Michigan Bands climaxed their activi-
ties of the year at their annual spring
banquet yesterday in the League.
The awards, presented after dinner,
were given out on theP basis of time
spent with the organizations, To
those who have served for one ,year,
silver watch charms were given, gold
watch charms were presented to those
with two years' service, Band "M"
sweaters to those with three years'
work and Band "M" blankets to four-
year men.
The twelve students who received
blankets are Paul Bryan, '41SM; Phil-
lip Busche, '41SM; John Gajec, '42-
SM; Ralph Deutsch, '41E; Harold
Mueller, '41SM; J. R. Edwards, '41SM;
William Rhoads, '41SM; John Roh-
rer, '41SM; C. Sidney Berg, '41SM;
John Howard, '41SM; Forrest Bart-
lett, '41SM and Harold Britton, '41E.
William D. Revelli, conductor of the
Michigan Band, announced the names
of the students who will serve as the
band staff for 1941-42. They are Stu-
art A. Park, '42, student business
manager; Robert Kuite, '43SM, li-
brarian and Paul Liddicoat, '42M,
and Donald MacLeod, '43SM, equip-
ment managers. Next year's assistant
conductor will be named in the fall
after tryouts for the positions are
The highlight of the evening cae
when the-most valuable member of
the Band for 1940-4 1 was named. He
is William E. Rhoades, who is also
one of the senior blanket award win-
ners. This is the first time that any
such recognition has been given.
Editor of PM
To Talky Here
IRalph Ingersoll Will Speak
Before Meeting June 3
Ralph Ingersoll, prominent liberal
interventionist and editor of PM, will
ask the question, "Whose War Is
This?" in his scheduled address before
a student mass meeting at 8:15 p.m.
June 3 in the Rackham Building,
under the auspices of the American
Student Defense League.
The journalist's talk, termed an
"answer to the isolationists and de-
featists," will climax a full day of
conferences and discussions led by the
Student Defenders. A state regional
conference is planned for 4:30 p.m.,
with a dinner being served at 6:30
Ingersoll has had a long list of
journalistic experiences both here
and abroad. Beginning as a reporter
for the New York American, he has
at various times been managing editor
of Nqw Yorker, managing editor of
Fortune, vice-president and general
manager of Time, Inc., and is now
editor of the newspaper PM.

(Special to The Daily)
EVANSTON, Ill., May 28.-Ray
Fisher, coach of Michigan's high-
riding baseball club, will pin his hopes
for the Big Ten championship on the
strong arm of Mickey Stoddard when
his lads clash with the Northwestern
nine here tomorrow afternoon.
A Wolverine victory in this contest
will insure Michigan at least a tie
for the Conference title and will
more than likely cinch an undis-
puted crown for the Ann Arbor club
since Iowa, Michigan's closest rival,
has four more games to play.
Nelson Out
If the Michigans split their two-
game series with the Wildcats, the
Hawkeyes must win all of their re-
maining four games to gain a share
of the title and if the Wolverines-
take both contests from Northwest-
ern, nothing the Iowans can do will
make any difference.
Curve-ball pitcher Stoddard will
be starting his last Conference game
for Michigan since he graduates in
June. The big senior has a record
of three victories and one defeat in
Big Ten competition. Coach Fisher
had originally intended to start Cliff
Wise in tomorrow's battle but
changed his plans after Wise was
forced to pitch three innings against
Michigan Normal Tuesday to pull a
5-4 victory out of the fire. Stod-
dardWent two innings in the tilt with
the teachers.
Iowans Must Sweep
Davey Nelson, speedy Wolverine
center-fielder, will not be in top shape
for tomorrow's battle since he is suf-
fering from a severe charley horse but
he will start at his regular post un-
less the leg gets worse between now
and game time. The squad includes
a capable reserve outfielder in the
person of Bill Cartmill and he may
see service if Nelson is unable to start.
The Wildcats will likely line up
with Bill Sampson, Hank Clason and
Bill deCorrevont in the outfield. The
infield will be made up of first-base-
man Russ Wendland, Dick Erdlitz at
(Continued on Page 3)
Cretan Batte
May End War,
Simpson Says
(Associated Press Staff Writer)
Within hours of President Roose-
velt's ringing statement that only
by "capture of Great Britain" can
the Axis emerge victorious from this
war, came news of British reverses
remote from the Atlantic storm cen-
ter - reverses that may test the
validity of the President's thesis.
By British admission, the Battle of
Crete was going heavily against Greek
and Imperial defenders of the island.
Berlin said Allied resistance had been
broken and a British attempt to es-
cape by sea frustrated by Nazi air
The first major test of the war be-
tween British sea power and German
air might in the Mediterranean was
perilously close to a decision with air
power holding the upper hand. Lon-
don admitted that the Nazis might
soon capture Crete, to add gravely to
Britain's jeopardy throughout all the
The Axis drive, into Egypt from
Libya also had made some progress in
the no-man's-land region along the
border. There is clear evidence now
of intensified Axis efforts to rein-
force the African front, possibly mak-
ing use of French Tunisia for the

(Special to The Dily)
CHICAGO, Ill., May 28.-Michi-
gan's mighty netters were top-heavy
favorites to dethrone Northwestern
as Big Ten Tennis champions when
they received seven out of a possible
nine seedings in the draw here to-
Capt. Jitn Tobin and the doubles
team of Tom Gamon and Gerry
Schaflander were the only ones not
to gain oneofthe coveted seedings,
but they nevertheless drew opponents
which should enable them to advance
to the second round.
Coach Leroy Weir changed his
third doubles set-up, replacing an un-
defeated team with one which has
had no Conference matches. Michi-
gan's number one player, Tobin, drew
Al Butterworth of Iowa who has not
shown up too well in Conference
matches, while the thiird doubles team
was paired with Mike Lieberman and
Ken Silgen of Minnesota.
Every other Wolverine player had
the good fortune to get an opponent
who has been beaten several times.
In the second spot Lawton Hammett
will face Art Neilson of Wisconsin. In
the dual meet match against the
Badgers, the Maize and Blue junior
beat Wisconsin's captain in a close
three set match, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.
With his injured foot well again,
Jim Porter, number three man, seems
to have picked a fairly easy oppon-
(Continued on Page 3)
Money Grant
To University
Is Increased
Additional Appropriations
For New Construction
Passed By Legislature
Weary state legislators, in an al-
most 24-hour session yesterday, in-
creased the proposed grant to the
University for the next biennium to
the full 83/100 millage, which will
amount to $4,.804,000 annually.
In addition, the legislature also
sent to the governor for approval a
second grant of $350,000 each year
for the next biennium to be used
in the construction of a new building
on campus. It is to be a general
service and office building, housing
departments which are now widely
scattered, and will replace University
The original recommendation
which was placed on the floor of the
senate by a senate finance committee
was for an appropriation of $4,700,-
000. The increase came as a pleasant
surprise to University officials. They
expressed particularl pleasure that in
both houses the amount granted was
more than was originally recommend-
ed by the committees.
President Alexander Ruthven de-
clared, "I am naturally very pleased
that the legislature recognized the
needs of the university. The appropri-
ation for maintenance is the exact
amount asked for, while the funds
granted for the service building should
permit the construction of two-thirds
of the building which will ultimately
be needed."
"The site to be used has not been
determined as yet," he said, "although
we have several in mind. However,
no matter where it is constructed, it
will replace University Hall and thus
relieve much of the present conges-
tion and eliminate fire hazards.
The legislators and budget director,
Leo Nowicki, were made increasingly
aware of the needs of the University
last fall when they visited the campus,
inspected University Hall and con-
ferred at length with President Ruth-

British Withdraw
In Crete After Air
Attacks By Nazis
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, May 28.-The British
and Greek allies in Crete - acknow-
ledging exhaustion under air attacks
of growing severity - were forced
back behind Canea under the shock
of fresh reinforcements of air-borne
German troops today, the 9th day of
the battle for that island.
This third successive reverse about
the Cretan capital in as many days
was thus announced by the British
Middle Eastern command:

On1Y Publi



ais Board

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Dorm Victory Din ner'Honors
Numeral Winners, I-=M Athletes


Six Union Vice-Presidents,
Members Of Congress
Elected InBalloting
Cliff Wise Named
To Athletic Board


Ninety-seven numeral winners and
eighty-five intramural athletes-resi-
dents in he Men's Dorms-were hon-
ored at the second annual "Victory
Dinner" held at 6 p.m. yesterday in
the West Quad dining halls.
Freshman residents of Adams
House who were honored for their
participation in sports events during
the year include William Dance, who
received the intramural all-star
award in hockey; Douglas Hillman,
Harold Bayer, Robert Kirkpatrick,
William Davidson, Walter Lindstrom,
Allan Macter and Mervin Pregulman.
Numerals Awarded
Freshman baseball squad members
of Adams House who received numer-
als were William Rawleigh, John
Wuerther and Dick Savage. Doug-
las Hillman was the recipient of a
freshman nume'ral award for his
work on the tennis squad.
Freshman numeral awards were
given these residents of Allen Rum-
sey: Charles Kennedy, Morris Lax
and Don Robinson, for football; John
Flagler, for basketball; Sydney Rey-
nolds and Woodwork Warrick, for
wrestling, and Don Robinson, for
Philip E. , DeYoung received a
numeral award for tennis; Jack
Hayes, for baseball, and John Winters
and Luther Sandwich. for golf.
Chicago Men Honored
Chicago House residents who re-
ceived honors for their sports ability
include Paul White, '44Ed, who made
a grand slam by winning a basket-
ball medal, track medal and football
numeral; Eugene Walper, '44, Ribert
A. VanDeusen, '43E, Robert W. Jones,
'42E, Carleton McNicholas, '44E,
George W. Gotfredsen, '41E, and Wil-
liam Lalley.
Freshman numeral winners from
Chicago House were Thomas Miller
and Winston Vallade, in football;
Louis Haughey and Walter Stewart,
in swimming; and John Roxborough,
indoor track.
Lloyd House athletes who received
Judy Garland Engaged
To Orchestra Leader
HOLLYWOOD, May 28.-(iP)-Mrs.
Ethel Gilmore announced the en-
gagement of her daughter, film star
Judy Garland, to Dave Rose, 30,
composer and orchestra leader, today.
Miss Garland, 19, winner in 1939
of the Academy Award for acting by
a juvenile, has known Rose, recently
divorced from comeedienne Martha
Raye, for several months.
Mrs. Gilmore said the wedding pro-
bably would be around the first of the

intramural medals include Livius
Stroia, '44, Min Togaski, Grad., Jim
Hull, '44E, who received the all-star
award for hockey; and William
Brown, '42E, Jack Prakken, '42E,
John Van Aken, '44, Carson Grune-
wald, '44, and William Bogedain, '43.
Freshmen numeral winners from
Lloyd House include Donald P. Boor,
and Charles Haslam, in football; Jim
Hull, in hockey; John L. Wiese, in
swimming; Charles Haslam and Rob-
ert Urbanek, indoor track; James
Lovell, tennis; and Don Boor and
Dud Olcott, in baseball.
Michigan House honored the fol-
lowing freshman residents: John In-
gersol, Joe Lahey, Frank Picard, Jim
Sears and George Brown.
Horseshoes medalists include Stew-
art Crossman, '43E, Robert Nory,
'41, William Conn, '44, Henry Don-
villo, '43, and George Brown, '44.
Robert W. Christensen, '43, received
the all-star award in basketball, to-
gether with Duane Pagel, '43E. How-
ard' Strauss, '43E, received the all-
star award in hockey.
Michigan House Numeral Men
Michigan House freshman numeral
award winners include Buron C. Av-
gerinos, Fred J. Bryan, John Harri-
gan, Robert McFaddin, John O'Brien
and David Wood, in football; Fred
J. Bryan and John O'Hara, in bas-
ketball; John Ingersoll, Paul Massie,
Kermit Schooler and James .Sears,
(Continued on Page 3)
Sen. Wheeler
Accuses FDR.
President Preaches Fear,
Isolationist Declares
cusing President Roosevelt of 'Preach-
ing fear," Senator Wheeler (Dem-
Mont) called upon the chief executive
tonight "to reassert his repeated
promises not to send American boys
to fight and die on foreign soil in a
foreign waf."
Wheeler, contending the Americas
could not be invaded and that "slave
labor" never could meet competition
of free labor, asked the President "to
reassert his desire to abide by the law
of the land and his unwillingness to
discard the Neutrality Act by execu-
tive order."
The Senator, leader of, the isola-
tionist bloc, told an America First
Committee rally in Cadle Tabernacle
that "Mr. Roosevelt's "fireside chat"
last night "echoed the sentiments of
our warmakers and of all those who
would sacrifice lives that are not
theirs to give."

Campus resentment against the
Daily board "packing" took a more
concrete form yesterday when Mich-
igan students elected to the publica-
tions board three men, openly against
the increase and supported by the
present and retiring Daily, editors.
Charles Heinen, '41E Karl Kessler,
'41, and Harold Guetzkow, Grad., will
comprise the student membership on
next year's Board in Control of Stu-
dent Publications. The three top men
individually had twice as many votes
as the runners-up, Margaret Camp-
bell, '42, and George Cheffy, '42.
The new members succeed Philip
Westbrook, '43L, James Tobin, '41,
and Albert Mayio, of Detroit, all of
whom recommended the publications-
sponsored slate.
Guetzkow is president of the In-
ter-Cooperative Council, Heinen the
former secretary of the Union, and
Kessler is a retiring associate editor
of The Daily.
Meet Next Fall
They will first' sit with the Board
next fall - a board whose consti-
tuency is yet to be decided. Regent
Harry G. Kipke, a member of the
Regents' Public Relations Committee
which discussed the "packing" plan
with the publications body, said that
two new voting faculty men would
be appointed to the control board at
the next Regents' meeting, June 20.
A total of 1,569 votes were cast
in the all-campus election, according
to Ed Holmberg, '43, of the Union
executive staff, who was in charge
of the elections.
In one ,of the closest elections,
Clifford Wise, '43, defeated Frank
McCarthy, '43, to secure the two-
year post on the Board in Control
of Athletics. Wise is a hurler on
the baseball team and last fall was
an understudy to Harmon on the
gridiron. Incumbent in the other post
is Norman Call, '42, who was elected
last year.
Vice-Presidents Elected
Six Union -class vice-presidents
were elected yesterday.
Literary school representative is
Robert Samuels, '42. Combined engine
and architecture school vice-president
is Robert Ogden, '42E. Brooks Crab-.
tree, '42L, was elected from the Law
School. Alex Yorman, '42F&C, was
chosen vice-president from the bus-
ness administration and forestry
schools. Uncontested in nominations,
Reinhold Sundeen, '42M, and J. Ro
bert Short, '42D, were elected td the
vice-president's posts of the medical
and dental schools respectively. Their
names were not placed on the ballots.
Congress Posts Filled
Seven men were elected to execu-
tive positions on Congress, organiza-
tion for independent men. Highest
vote-pollers in the rooming house di-.
vision, Ted King, '44P, and Albert
Wohl, '43, were elected to full year
posts. Winning one-semester positions
in the same division were Richard
Orlikoff, '44, and Ivan Gilman, 44E.
Three'dormitory men were elected
to similar Congress positions. Andy
Caughey, '43, won the full-year post
and Paul Keenan, '44, and John Mac-
Kinnon, '44, received one-semester
The election and tabulation of re-
turns was under the direction of the
Men's Judiciary Council.
'Skylark' To Continuf
With Matinee Toda'
Samson Raphaelson's comedy,
"Skylark," will continue its showing at
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre with
a matinee at 3:15 p.m. and an evening
performance at 8:30 p.m. today.
Ruth Matteson, leading lady of
"The Male Animal," which played
here last week, takes the lead in
this play also in the role of Lydia
Kenyon. .Her husband, played by
Leon Ames, is an advertising tycoon

Noted Socialist Protests:
Thomas Hits FDR's Powers;
Address At Ohio U. Cancelled

'98' Begins Spring Training:
Harmon Awaits Movie Queen;
Practices For Screen Career

All-America's Tommy Harmon will
go into spring training for the last
time in his undergraduate career
when he polishes up on rushing tac-
tics, pass defenses, et al, in prepara-
tion for the arriv-_ _
al of the visiting
team-Anita Lou-:
ise, of Hollywood,
Miss Louise, Col-
umbia Studio's
answer to gentle-
men who prefer
blondes, will be

Michigan," Miss Louise will have a
chance to become familiar with the
locale in which she first hates, and
then falls in love with, Michigan's
gridiron hero.
The film story, however, carries
Tom far beyond his life on the Uni-
versity's campus. In the movie, Har-
mon, after graduation, becomes suc-
cessively an assistant football coach
to a man he despises, then a profes-
sional pigskin toter, back to coach-
ing again, this time under a man he
admires. Given a chance to head-
coach the team of The rival school,
Harmon finds himself forced by ath-

Immediately before his address last
night in which he denounced the
abandonment of civil and political
liberties, Norman Thomas received a
telegram notifying him of the can-
cellation of a scheduled speaking en-
gagement at Ohio University tomor-
row night "because of the President's
national emergency."
The Ohio University was reported
at midnight to have given "exams"
in a later communication as the rea-
son for cancelling the Socialist lead-
er's talk. Thomas explained, how-
ever, that in view of the first in-
formation, he plans to speak tomor-
row somewhere off campus in Athens,
Ohio, home of the University.
The communication read: "Ohio
University authorities have with-
drawn permission for your speech to-
morrow because of President's na-
tional emergency."
In protest Thomas sent a telegram

Vigorously protesting the powers
accruing to President Roosevelt as
a result of the recently declared un-
limited emergency, Norman Thomas
declared lst night in an address,
sponsored by the Michigan Anti-War
Commtitee, that "while no one under-
stands the powers, they are certainly
hostile to democracy."-
"I also protest the fact that we con-
tinue to call ourselves a democracy,
yet let peace and war rest in the
hands of one man."
Expressing concern for the future
of freedom in America, the prominent
Socialist prophesied, "If we enter the
war, either the present government
or a demogogue will establish a dic-
tatorship in this nation to forestall
the chaos which would otherwise
His alternative to such an outlook
was the "dynamic democracy" which,
he asserted, we could build if we re-
main at peace. "If we stay out of
war and make democracy work at

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