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Irish Still
Prxacticing Isolation . .,


Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


U-Boats Seen
Off Labrador;
Knox Reports
On U.S. Patrol
House Committee Rejects
Profits Plan; Considers
Income Tax Increase
'All' Affected By Oil
Shortage Ickes Says
(Associaed Press Staff Writer)
While New York maritime sources
reported Axis submarines sinking
ships 700 miles off Labrador, Secre-
tary Knox said today it was too early
to gage the effectiveness of the Amer-
ican naval patrol.
"We haven't had time yet to tell
just what the resultsare," the Secre-
tary of the Navy told reporters.
.The Germans, he continuedswere
claiming a tremendous number of
sinkings, therBritishfigures have
been smaller, and"hitherto the Bri-
ish have generally been right." Pre-
viously officials both in London and
Washington had credited the Ameri-
can naval patrol with greatly in-
creasing the protection given mer-
chant ships plying to and from Eng-!
New York maritime circles revealed
the U-boats had extended their scope
of operations to a point two-thirds of
the way across the ocean. On a
single day, it was said, four British
ships were torpedoed in positions
roughly 700 miles east of Labrador
and 350 miles south of the tip of
These developments headlined a
day which found an official of the
Office of Production Management
asserting defense expenditures must
be doubled by fall if production goals
are to be attained, Senator Connally
(Dem.-Tex) threatening to "put the
skids" under any official responsible
for a lag in the arms program, and
Secretary Ickes warning that the
prospective oil shortage would affect
"all of us"
Of the threatened oil shortage-
the result of a transportation short-
age .due to transferring tankers to
England-Ickes said the country must
"face a set of hard facts." He was
sure, he said, that "American indus-
try as well as individual citizens can
help meet the situation."
House Committee
Rejects Tax Plan
WASHINGTON,'June 4.-P)-The
House ways and means committee re-
jected the Treasury's excess profits
tax plan today and turned to its
recommendations for increasing in-
dividual income taxes.
These recommendations, to be con-
sidered tomorrow, would add to pres-
ent income taxes a system of surtaxes
which would levy 11 per cent on the
first dollar of taxable income. The
present starting rate for income taxes
is 4.4 per cent. Members said con-
sideration probably would be given
to lowering the untaxable exemptions,
now $800 for single persons and
$2,000 for married persons.
In rejecting the Treasury's excess
profits tax plan, which businessmen
generally had opposed, the committee
voted to permit corporations to con-
tinue computing excess profits taxes
on the history of their previous earn-
Defense Plant

trike Called
Plane Factory Production
To Cease Tomorrow
(By The Associated Press)
W. P. Goodman, chairman of the
CIo United Automobile Workers
union at the North American Avia-
tion plant, Inglewood, Calif., said to-
night 9,000 production workers would
strike at 3 a.m. (PST) tomorrow.
Goodman declared the strike would
close the huge plant, engaged in man-
ufacturing war planes for the United
States and Great Britain. His state-
ment criticized the national defense
"mediation board for "stalling the
Company officials said they would
remain at the plant all night, and
the rival Aeronautic Machinists'
Union of the AFL began mobilizing
men in accordance with an announce-

Centennial Day
Plans Formed
By University
Century Mark Celebration
Of Lit School Founding
To Be Held Oct. 15
Plans for the celebration of the
one hundredth anniversary of the
founding of the College of Literature,
Science and the Arts, the University's
first teaching unit in Ann Arbor,
are taking definite form University,
officials stated today.
The centdennie 1will be celebrated
October 15, only a few days after
the college's one hundred first class
is enrolled. First classes in the col-
lege were held on September 25,
A full day's program has been
planned for the centennial, according
to Dean Edward H. Kraus of the
literary college, chairman of the com-
mittee in charge of the celebration.
Prof. Jesse S. Reeves, William W.
Cook Professor of American Insti-
tutions, will open the morning session
with an address on the general de-
velopment of the college. Achieve-
ments of the college in language and
literature will be discussed by Prof.
J. G. Winter, chairman of the Latin'
department, achievements in science
by Prof. A. F. Shull of the zoology
department, and achievements in the
arts and social sciences by Prof.'
A. E. R. Boak of the history depart-
The guest speakers will be Dr.
Marten ten Hoor, dean of the College
of Arts and Sciences, Tulane Uni-
versity; Dr. George Clarke Sellery,
dean of the -College of Letters and
Science, University of Wisconsin;
Henry Allen Moe, secretary-general
of the Guggenheim Memorial Foun-
dation; and Judge Florence Ellinwood
Allen of the U.S. Circuit Court of
Prize Winner"s
In HopwoodS
To Be Named
Weeks To Address Award
Gathering Tomorrow
In Rackhamn Building
Outstanding literary talent on the
campus will once again be rewarded
when winners of $8,000 in 1941 Hop-
wood prizes will be revealed to the
public and 53 contestants following
a lecture by editor of the Atlantic
Monthly Edward Weeks at 4:15 p.m.
tomorrow in the Rackham Auditor-
The Awards, made possible by the
gift of the late Avery Hopwood, '05,
will be made in the fields of drama,
essay, fiction' and poetry.
Chosen to give the annual Hopwood
lecture, Weeks, one of the nation's
foremost essayists, will talk on
"Counting Our Chickens Before They
Are Hatched." Weeks is author of
"This Trade Of Writing" and is not-
ed for several articles and book re-
views which he has contributed to na-
tion magazines.
The importance of the Hopwoods
on the literary scene has been con-
tinually emphasized through the years
by the interest publishers have shown
in contest results.
Most recent of the works to be
published is the novel "Whistle Stop"
by Maritta Wolff, winner of the 1940
major award in fiction. The book, ac-
claimed by the critics as revealing

exceptional talent, is the story of a
family living in a small town in
Michigan. ,
Past Hopwood lecturers have been
men renowned in literature. Henry
Seidel Canby spoke in 1940, Carl Van
Doren in 1939, Walter Pritchard Eat-
on in 1938 and Christopher Morley
in 1937.
Ruth Gordon Play
To Have Matinee,
Entering its third day at the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre, "Ladies in Re-
tirement" will be shown twice today
with a matinee at 3:15 and an eve-
ning performance at 8:30 p.m.
Ruth Gordon, stage star and most
recently a leading lady in such films
as "Disraeli" and "Abe Lincoln in
Illinois," enacts the role of the iron-


Nazi Troops Penetrate Into Syria

As British Regain

Mosul Wells;



'Protect' Mandate

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Ginsberg Appjjoifnted Loeal
Advertising Head; (hers
Tf le Named Next Week
Daniel H. Huyett, '42, of Reading,
Pa., was named business manager of
The Summer Daily yesterday by the
Board in Control of Student Publica-
At the same time Fred M. Ginsberg,
'43, of Detroit, was selected for the
post of local advertising manager.
Ginsberg is a member of Pi Lambda
Phi fraternity and will be in charge
of Ann Arbor advertising for The
Daily next year.
A member of the business staff for
three years, Huyett was appointed
business manager of the regular Daily
last month. He is a member of Mich-
igamua, Sphinx, Toastmasters and
Phi Eta Sigma honorary societies
and last year served on the Student
Senate and' as general chairman of
the Spring Parley. Huyett is also a
member of Psi Upsilon fraternity.
Serving on the editorial staff of
The Summer Daily will be Karl Kess-
ler, '41, managing editor; Harry M.
Kelsey, '41, city editor; Albert P.
Blaustein, '42, sports editor; Barbara
Jenswold, '43, women's editor; and
Bill Baker, '43, and Eugene Mande-
berg, '43, associate editors.
Huyett will name the other busi-
ness staff members next week.
C0oop Councl Hols
interviewing nod ay
Last Intercooperative Council inter-
views of the year for men interested
in living in cooperative houses next
semester will be held at 7:30 p.m.
today in Room 304 of the Union.
Students will have the option of
taking room or board or both. Open-
ings are available in each of the
nine men's cooperatives on campus,
David Zaron, chairman of the per-
sonnel committee, explained.
All those interested who will not
be able to attend the interviewing
at this time are requested to phone
Zaron at 7350 today.

Britishl Air Bombin
Of French Justifies
Resistanwe -BerI in
Now Patrol ea
(By The Associated Press)
FERLIN, June 4.-Reported French
measures to protect Syria from the
British, announcement of the capture
of further prisoners in Crete, and
indications German planes now have
the sea lanes to Egypt under patrol
kept attention focused on the Near
East tonight.
An authorized German spokesman
declined to comment on the nature
of the French Syrian defenses, but
he asserted British bombings of that
French mandate constituted "positive
aggression" which justified a French
The high command announced cat-
ture of more than 8,000 Britons and
4,000 Greeks on Crete, and authorized
sources said this lengthened the roll
of Crete prisoners to about 25,000.
It also was announced military
courts are being established to try
civilians and military prisonsers ac-
cused of mistreating German para-
The new air bases on Crete appar-
ently are being used by the Germans
to keep sharp watch on the seas
around Egypt.
Thr ee Resign
From League
Workers Protest Release
O1 William Cannastra
Three more employes of the Michi-
gan League resigned their positions
yesterday in protest of the discharging
of student employe William Cannas-
tra, '43, bringing the total of pro-
test resignations to 10.
Cannastra claimed that he was
fired because he had initiated a pe-
tion asking for wage adjustments.
The first seven employes quit their
work last weekend in protest of the
action of Miss Ruth Goodlander,
League manager, in discharging Can-
nastra for what she declared was
"unsatisfactory work."
The dispute began early last week
when Cannastra and other employes
circulated the petition, which finally
contained 85 names. It requested a
pay raise from 35 cents an hour to a
base of 40 cents. Miss Goodlander
denied having seen the petition, al-
though Cannastra claims to have
read it to her.

(By The Associated Press)
BERLIN, June 4.-The last Kaiser,
Wilhelm II, the supreme war-lord and
commander of an Imperial Germany
that is no more, died today in Doorn,
the Dutch village that had been his
serene refuge since the defeat of his
people in 1918.
He was 82. His death came at
11:30 a.m. (4:30 a.m., Eastern Stan-
dard Time) as peacefully as he had
hoped it would come. The cause
was intestinal disorders and a lung
emboly = a condition in which one
part of a hollow organ is drawn
back within another.
Never sincenhe fled his defeated
C'ontrct Rs
Indicat~es Army
T o .BeDoubled
cryptic remark by the Army's con-
struction quartermaster stirred con-
jecture among members of Congress
tonight that the United States Army
will be increased to 2,800,000 men,
double the existing goal of 1,418,000.
Brigadier General Brehon Somer-
yell, testifying before a House mili-
tar~y subcommittee, said he had re-
ceived instructions in the last 24
hours to rush the awarding of con-
tracts for construction work total-
ing "about $1,000,000,000." He de-
clined to go into details.
However, the General's remarks
were immediately interpreted by some
Legislators conversant with Army
matters as meaning the War Depart-
ment had decided to increase the
land forces to at least 2,800,000 men,
and that it probably would accom-
plish part of that increase by holding
the national guard in federal serv-
ice beyond the originally scheduled
It has been known for sometime
that in order to plan effectively for
the housing of any additional troops
made necessary by changing world
conditions, the Army has been sur-
veying possible sites for 28 new can-
tonments. Congress already provided.
$15,000,000 for- such preliminary
work in an effort to avoid the high
costs and mistakes encountered in
the original program which cost in
the neighborhood of $800,000,000.
Informed sources said selection of
11 of the new sites have been 'made
and officials have said that if the
proposed 28 new camps were con-
structed, they would accommodate
an army double the present size, or
approximately 3,000,000,000 men.

Germany had he returned to the
homeland, and now his body is to
remain in German-occupied Holland.
He will be buried at Doorn Monday
in a service which, as his will request-
ed, will "take place with the simplest
framework possible."
It will be a military funeral which
is given ,to a fallen Field Marshal,
with the attendance limited to the
family, representatives of Adolf Hit-
ler and of the old Imperial army
and navy and a group of the present-
day German forces,
The body will be clothed in the uni-
form of a Field Marshal; at the head
of the old guard delegation will march
the aged Marshal August Von Mack-
Reichsfuehrer Adolf ,Hitler tele-
graphed his condolences to the wid-
owed Hermine and the former crown
prince, DNB, official German news
agency, announced tonight.
It was understood that Arthurs
Seyss-Inquart, the Nazi Commissionerp
to the Netherlands, will represent
Hitler at the funeral. Pending thet
construction of a mausoleum or crypt,t
the burial will be in a small chapelt
on the estate.t
Upon the arrival of the news from
Doorn the flag of the Hohenzollerns
- a black iron cross against a white
field with the Royal Prussian arms
in gold in the center and' topped byI
a crown of gold - flew once againt
in Berlin. It waved at half-staffr
above the administration building of
the Hohenzollern family and from
the palace of Wilhelm I. It appeared
too, above the castle of the CrownE
Prince Friedrich Wilhelm at Potsdam.r
Senior Cadets 1
Will Receivel
Pres. Ruthven To Present
Awards At Regimentalr
Inspection Tomorrow
More than 100 graduating cadets1
will receive their commissions as
second lieutenants in the Officers'.
Reserve Corps of the Army from Pres-1
ident Alexander G. Ruthven at 5:15
tomorrow at Palmer Field.
President Ruthven will receive the
review of the regiment of cadets in
this ceremony, the last ROTC func-I
tion of the year. He will also present
scholarship and marksmanship
awards to cadets of all classes.
Besides the service ribbons and'
medals given by the military depart-'
ment of the University, awards will
consist of the American Legion Saber,
the Chicago Tribune medals, Sons
of the American Revolution medals,
Army Ordnance Association medals,
the Scabbard and Blade cup'and med-
al, and the Hearst trophy medals.
In case of inclement weather the
review will be held in Yost Field
House. The same flag signal will be
used as in the past. If the flag in
front of the Library is flying after
4:30 p.m. the review is to be held in-
Every' one of the new lieutenants
will go on active duty with the Army
within a month. Several, in fact, have
already received their orders.
Music will be furnished by the
ROTC Drum and Bugle Corps. All
faculty members, students and towns-
people are invited.
Peace Mobilization
Will Be Discussed
American Peace Mobilization and
its activities will be discussed at the
semester's last meeting of the Campus
Peace Council, to be held at 8 p.m.
today in the Union.
A copy of Congressman Marcanton-

io's reply to President Roosevelt's
speech will be read. Recently recog-

Military Funeral Will Honor
Deceased Kaiser Wilhelm II

Precautions Taken
In Middle Eastern
Theatre Of War
Iraq Oil Fields
Will Help Allies
NEW YORK, June 4.-(}P)-The
German radio in a broadcast
heard tonight by NBC said fight-
ing had broken out between Bri-
tish troops and the civilian popu-
lation in Baghdad.
The Germans added a report
that the .British shot inrtoaa
crowd and injured many civilians.
The Baghdad population must
remain indoors between 4 p.m.
and 7 a.m, diring the state of
siege, the German radio said.
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, June 4.-By land, sea
and air a Nazi vanguard in French-
Mandated Syria is being steadily re-
inforced, British press dispatches said
tonight, while in London British quar-
ters declared the "necessary precau-
tiops" have been taken to deal with
this middle east threat.
Announcement by the middle east
command that the Mosul oil fields
in Northern Iraq once again are in
British hands was welcomed here as
improving the British position at the
rear if and when trouble breaks out
in Syria.
Planes Arriving Daly
A Reuters, British news agency, dis-
patch from the Syrian frontier said
more than 12 planes, most of them
fighters, are -arriving daily at Syrian
About 150 empty troop carriers
landed on the airdrome at Rayak
Monday, the dispatch said.
The dispatch added it was believed
400 so-called wounded who recently
landed at Beirut in Yebanon from a
hospital ship are members of a Nazi
tank detachment which now has tak-
en control of French armored cars
and tanks which have been idle many
False Passports Used
Three times weekly the Taurus ex-
press unloads at Syrian depots batches
of about 50 Nazis who have crossed
Turkey with false 'Balkan passports,
the News Agency said it was reliably
These forces are disguised as Jew-
ish refugees who carry cheap suit-
cases bearing the large letter "J,"
it was said.
Under cover of darkness other Ger-
mans who have commandeered small
ships and fishing vessels slip into
shore, it was said.
Although most of the Germans ar-
riving in Syria disappear into the in-
terior immediately, it was said three
of the leading hotels at Beirut have
been reserved for German use only.
Senegalese Troops Used
Senegalese troops were reported
manning the French side of the border
with Palestine. They are mostly pro-
British and the French have been
forced to increase the number of
pro-Vichy officers to the proportions
of 10 officers to 100 men, the dis-
patch said.
Although British occupation of Mo-
sul, source of oil supply for the Med-
iterranean, was received here with
satisfaction, it was disclosed at the
same time that there has been "ser-
ious rioting" in Baghdad after the
British occupied that Iraq capital.
Declaration of martial law to re-
store order aroused speculation
whether Britain's' troubles in Iraq
were all settled.

USO Receives $500
In First Day's Drive
Solicitors for the United Service
Organizations campaign reported col-
lections totaling more than five hun-
dred dollarsat their c aily. audit
meeting yesterday noon.

Nine Drops Game To Golden Bears;
Ham melt, Stille Elected Net Captain

The California weather let up yes-
terday afternoon just in time to en-
able the California baseball team to
take a somewhat tainted 5-2 victory
from Michigan's Big Ten champion
baseball team.
The Golden Bears can thank four
Wolverine errors and some great
work on the mound by a lad named
Elmo Joseph Koll for their ninth win
in 13 starts since leaving the fog-
bound slopes of San Francisco Bay.
Koll, known to his intimates as
Mike, is a southpaw with a deceptive
motion which enables him to pick
runners off base with little or no
difficulty. There are those, among
them Coach Ray Fisher of Michigan,
who think the big left-hander's mo-
tion is beyond the pale of baseball
law. Twice yesterday the umpire
agreed with Ray.
When the afternoon's doings were
over,- a quick computation revealed

2 (.4GU

got a pair of singles while Cates con-
nected for a single and a double in
five trips and scored two runs.
Michigan gotroff to an early one-
run lead on three singles and Koll's
first balk. Dick Wakefield led off by
beating out a hit to short and went
to second on the pitcher's breach of
the rules. Bud Chamberlain followed
with a bunt to Koll and, when the
chucker couldn't decide where to
throw it, reached first safely with
Wakefield taking third.
After Chamberlain had stolen sec-
ond, George Ruehle singled cleanly
into right field. Wakefield trotted
home from third on the hit but a
beautiful throw from Rightfielder
Ray Amling cut Chamberlain down
at the plate when the Michigan third-
sacker tried to score from second on
the bingle. Ruehle took second on
(Continued on Page 3)
The Michigan baseball team will
vvnnaun ise mao noay meetin

For the first time in Michigan
sports history, co-captains will lead
the tennis team into action.
Lawton Hammett, '42E, of West
Englewood, N.J., and Wayne Stille,
'42, of Chicago, Ill., were elected to
succeed Jim Tobin as leaders of the
1942 squad by the present members
when they were assembled yesterday
to have their picture taken for the
Hammett has just completed his
first season on the Varsity squad.
Playing in the number two singles
spot and teaming with Tobin to battle
in the first doubles position, Lawt
ended the season with quite a fine
record. In singles, he won 11 matches
and lost 7, while in doubles he cap-
tured 14 victories and met defeat
only 3 times.
In the Conference matches in Chi-
cago last week when Michigan won its
first Big Ten net title, Hammett did
not fare so well, being eliminated in
the first round of the singles, and

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