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Occasional Showers


Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


The Need For°
A New 'U' Hall..,



Hopwood Writers
To Share $8,000

Shakespearean Comedy





Contest Prizes



Weeks, Essayist,
Delivers Annual
For Occasions

Graduate Students
Take First Places
Outstanding campus writers shared
$8,000 in Hopwood prizes yesterday
following the annual Hopwood lecture
given by Edward Weeks, editor of
the Atlantic 1V16nthly, who spoke "On
Counting One's Chickens Before They
Are Hatched." °
Weeks, one of the nation's foremost
essayists, is author of "This Trade
Of Writing," and several well-known
articles and book reviews which he
has contributed to national maga-
zines. Contest entrants met Weeks
informally at the League following
a dinner held in his honor by the
Hopwood Committee.
Local Students Win
Two of the three $1,000 major
.awards were won by Ann Arbor stu-
lients, Mary Elizabeth Cooley, Grad.,
and Beatrice Borst, Grad., and the
third by Virginia French, Grad., of
-Bridgeport, Conn.
Miss Cooley's winning essay vas
entitled "Charles Wilkes and the
U. S. Exploring Expedition," a story
of the adventure and discovery of the
first scientific expedition to be sent
out by the United States.
"Nearer the Earth," a novel dealing
wih a character brought up in a cul-
tured environment, in which she has
" been shielded from reality, who finally
has to face life as it really is and ad-
just herself to it, won Miss Borst
the major prize in fiction.
The major poetry prize, presented
to Miss French, acclaimed her manu-
script "The Hermit Hare," a volume
of lyric and narrative poetry, the
latter distinctly dramatic in char,
Other Awards Mad
Other major award recipients are,
in the drama division, Stanford Sobel,
'41, Detroit, $400 for "The Green
House"; Ray W. Ingham, '41, Detroit,
$400 for "Full House"; Sheldon Fin-
klestein, '41, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., $400
for "The Beaten Path," and John
Woodworth, Grad, Bergland, $400 for
"Madame Defarge.,,
Marjorie Avalon, Grad., Dearborn,
was awarded $500 for her essay, "The
Challenge of the Peaks."
$700 Awarded
In the fiction division, Ingeborg
Kayko, Grad., Ann Arbor, won $700
fr the story, "Ariadne of Crete,"
and Charles H. Miller, '41, Jackson,
was awarded the same amount for
his work entitled "Of Valiant Dust."
Only double-winner this year is
Hervie Haufler, '41, of Covington,
Ky., former managing editor of The
Daily, who was awarded $250 in the
essay division for "Minor Essays,"
and the same. amount in the fiction
More Writers Win
Other minor award winners are
Jay McCormick, '42, Detroit, $250 for
his essay "Rhapsody In Blue"; Mil-
dred Jtne Janusch, '43, Detroit, $150
for her drama entry, "The Clay God-
". des and Moon Song"; and William M.
Altman, '42, Kew Gardens, New York,
won $150 for his drama "To :Hach
His Own."
Gerald E. Burns, '42, Detroit, won
$150 for his fiction entry, "Three
Ravens and Other Stories" and
James Jackson, '41, Muskegon, won
$100 in the fiction field for "Three
Poet "y awards of $100 were given
to Donet Meynell Sorensen, '43, De-
troit, for hrer manuscript, "Seed of
Haryestry" and to Fraces Ann Gray,
'43, Cleveland, for "Snow Upon The
Judges Listed
Serving as judges in the drama di-
vision this year were John Anderson,
dramatic critic of the New Yrk
Journal American; Edith Isaacs, ed-
itor of Theatre Arts Monthly, and
John Mason Brown, dramatic critic
of the New York Post.

In the essay field, the entries were
studied by Norman Cousins, editor of
the Saturday Review; Malcolm Cow-
ley, one of the editors of The New

Strikes H inde+r
Ford Company
DETROIT, June 6.-('P)-Slowdown
strikes which have caused a shortage
of motors will close the assembly line
of the River Rouge Plant of the Ford
Motor Company and 14 of 16 branch
assembly plants Saturday, a company
spokesman disclosed today. ,
Ray Rousch, Sdperintendent of
the Rouge Plant, said that nine
branch plants closed Monday because
of lack of motors and two more were
unable to operate yesterday.
He explained tihat 5,350 motors were
required daily to keep the assembly
of cars up to capacity production in
the 16 plants. He asserted that the
Rouge plants had been producing only
4,500 motors a day, although the
capacity for the number of men em-
ployed was 5,800.
Rousch said nine of the branch
plants - Atlanta, Buffalo, Dallas,
Edgewater, N.J., Louisville, Memphis,

Norfolk, St. Paul and
Mass., - were unable
last Monday.
The shutdowns, he
amounted to a loss of
days, with a loss to the
fected of approximately

to operate'
workers af-

Repertory Group To Give
Its Annual Play Series
During Summer Session
With the presentation July 1 of
Shakespeare's "Much Ado About
Nothing," the Michigan Repertory
Players will inaugurate their thir-
teenth season of production under
the auspices of the Department of
On the bill this summer in addition
to Shakespeare's comedy are a Gil-
bert and Sullivan opera, three well-
known comedies and two Broadway
"Much Ado About Nothing" was
presented this winter by Play Produc-
tion classes and achieved such suc-
cess that it will be given again as
the Players' first offering.
Comedy Is Next
George S. Kaufman and Moss
Hart's comedy hit "George Washing-
ton Slept Here" will open July 9
and run through July 12 as the sec-
ond production. It will be followed
by a typical early American comedy
of the Restoration, Royall S. Ty-
ler's "The Contrast."
Another Broadway hit, Lillian Hell-
man's "The Little Foxes," which
starred Tallulah Bankhead last year,
will play from July 23 to July 26.
"Storm Over Patsy," an Anglo-Scot-
tish comedy dealing with the trouble
caused by a mongrel dog, will take
fifth place on the bill.
Season Closes
The season will continue with the
comedy "Hobson's Choice" and the
gay Gilbert and Sullivan opera, "The
Gondoliers" will bring it to a close,
running from August 13 to August
The Players were orgaiized 12
years ago by Valentine B. Windt when
the professional season decided to
play in the spring instead of in the
summer as it had previously. Since
that time he has consistently been
Managing Director of the Players, in
which capacity he will act again this
Students of the speech department,
a few former students and an occas-
ional visiting professional actor make
up the acting company which usually
numbers about 150.
Although the actual work of pro-
duction is done by students enrolled
in stagecraft courses, they will work
under the supervision of faculty mem-
1J10 Needs $2,000
More For Set Goal
Yesterday's official close of the
United Service Organization's cam-
paign found approximately $2,000
lacking from the goal of $6,000 set by
the local committee.
Solicitation will be continued into
next week, and leaders hope that the
deficit will be made up by the com-
pletion of workers assignments and
additions to the fund from the special
gifts division.
Part of a nationwide drive to raise
money for clubroom facilities for sol-
diers, sailors and national defense
workers, the local USO committee is
composed of six groups, representing
various social organizations and re-
ligious denominations.

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JCC Sponsors
Flyinrg Cadets
Medical Board To Recruit
100 Stude it Aviators;
To Remain For Week
Under the sponsorship of the Jun-
bor Chamber of Commerce, the Fly-
ing Cadet Medical Board will return
to Ann Arbor at 3 p.m. tomorrow,
landing at the local airport.
The Board, headed by Maj. Floyd
Showalter, is returning in hopes of
recruiting about 100 flying cadets
from the University student body.
Members of the JCC are placing
their cars at the disposal of all in-
;erested students, and will leave for
the airport from 2 to 2:30 p.m. in
front of the Union. They will provide
transportation to and from the land-
ing field.
The ships will fly over the field1
from 2:30 to 3 p.m. in formations
which will be explained through a
loudspeaker system from the official
stand. At 3 p.m. the planes will land
and the Board will be greeted by
city officials.
On the ground, the planes will be
3o arranged as to allow close range
study, the types and models being ex-
plained through the public address
The Board will remain in Ann Arbor
through June 14, seeking cadets for
>ervice in the flying corps.
Nazis Planting
- - - _. _. _ __w . ,
Roosevelt Says Germany
Started Peace Reports
WASHINGTON, June 6.-U(/P)-
President Roosevelt, in an aroused and
angry mood, accused Germany today
of planting reports in the United
Mates that Ambassador John G.
Winant had brought word from Lon-
don that England was all in and
ready to seek peace. Going to the un-
usual length of permitting direct quo-
tation, he told a press conference that
Winant had brought "not even a tenth
cousin of a peace offer or anything
like it - absolutely nothing like
it, provided you use this not as a
denial by the President but as an
accusation by the President."
He immediately made it clear, too,
I .a },n xxa nn nnly a.[m4n[ r -r

bers or visiting directors. William P.
Halstead of the Department of Speech
will assist Mr. Windt as Associate
Producer. The summer theatre will
(Continued on Page 2)
ROTC Cadets
June 14 To Take Oath;
Final Review Of Year
In the presence of the entire regi-
ment of cadets and their relatives
and friends, commissions and awards
were presented yesterday to more
than 1001 members of the University
ROTC by Lieut. Col. Francis M. Bran-
nan, acting professor of military
science and tactics.
The 66 newr lieutenanits will report
to RCOTC eadgiarters June l4to
take their oafh of office.
All will be on activ(' duty within a
anonth after graduation.
The American Legion Saber was
-presented to Cadet Col. ,larneos E.
Kuhn, '41; by Past Commander T A.
Fitzgerald of Erwin 1Frieskorn Post
46. 1
The Rev. F'r. Warren Peek pre-
sented the Sons of I lie A.merican ,ev-
olution medal to Cadet C.I,. Barker.,
'41., for outstanding ability in cainpus
Chicago tribune medals went to
Kuhns, A. W. Owens, '42, D. W. Ry-
ker, '41E, V. C. Kennedy, '42E, W.,W.
Fischer, '42E, W. M, Striclsland, '42E,
J. E. Cox, '41, and R. G. V. Brown,
'42E, for outstanding scholarship,
leaderslp and# military efficiency.
Arm y Ordnance A'ssociation medals
were given W. G. Frailing, '41E, and
C. L. Kniskeru, '42E. Cadet L.D. Riley,
outstanding sophomore in leadership
and scholarship received the Scab-
bard and Blade cup and medal.
The military department awarded
gold and silver medals to D. H. Weis-
berg, A. S. Wiseman and C. A. Rathert
as best drilled freshmen.
Captain-elect Kennedy of th~e rifle
(Continued on Page 6)

Colony Rejects Japanese
Demands For Rubber,
Tin, After Conference
Tokyo Must Revise
Policy,_Hull States
WASHINGTON, June 6.-(/P)--TheF
United States issued a pointed re-
minder of its interest in the r tatust
quo of the Netherlands East Indies to-
day and indicated also that Japan
must change its own policy in order;
to improve relations with the Amer-
ican government.,
Secretary of State Hull recalled
earlier declarations of policy on the,
East Indies in connection with the
apparent refusal of that Duch col-J
ony to meet fully Japan's demands
for increased supplies of rubber, tin
and other important war materials.
To show the American govern-
ment's interest in those negotiations1
from the standpoint of possible polit-
ical or military pressure from Japan
later, Hull referred especially to aJ
statement last April in which he said:
"Intervention in the domestic af-
fairs of the Netherlands Indies or
any alteration of their status quo by'
other than peaceful processes would
be prejudicial to the cause of sta-
bility, peace and security not only
in the region of the Netherlands In-
dies but in the entire Pacific area."'
The Secretary of State, in discus-
sing relations in general with Ja-'
pan, emphasized anew that Ameri-
can policy in the Pacific was un-
His comment was directed partic-
ularly to reports that Japan had
sought a non-aggression or neutrality
pact with the United States. In this
connection, he reminded reporters the
United States long had had a general
policy against non-aggression trea~t-
'es with individual countries.
His informal comments were be-
lieved intended to forestall or coun-
ter any widespread impression that
the United States was softening its
attitude toward Japan in an effort to
keep peace in the Pacific.
Dutch Won't Meet
Japanese Demands
BATAVIA, Netherlands East In-
dies, June 6.- (Y--The government
of the Dutch East Indies rejected to-
day important sections in Japan's de-
mands for a large share of the rub-
ber, oil and tin of these islands, but
there was no sign of the subsequent
crisis the Japanese had intimated
would come in the event of an un-
favorable answer, -
While the terms of the Dutch re-
ply were not disclosed, the chief Jap-
anese negotiator, Kenkichi Yoshiza-
wa, emerged from a 90-minute con-
ference with Dutch negotiator H. J.
Van Mook to express disappointment
and to predict that it would not suit
"It is my impression," said Yoshiz-
awa, "that agreement will be very
He indicated the year-long nego-
tiations would not be broken off sum-
marily, although he said it was not
impossible that Tokyo would recall
him at once.
Informed persons said the Dutch
had in fact taken a middle course,
attempting to maintain normal trade
relations with Japan without furn-
ishing to the Japanese so much rub-
ber, tin and the like as to make trans-
shipment to Germany possible.
Too, it was added, the Dutch in-
sisted British and United States needs
take precedence in any case.
Panic In Air Raid
Sh1elter Kills 700
CHUNGKING, June 6.-(/P)-Seven
hundred Chinese were killed by suf-
focation inside and by a bloody stam-

pede at the entrances to Chungking's
biggest air raid dugout last night
during a disastrous Japanese aerial
Rescue squads still were bringing
out the mangled bodies of whole
families late today.
When the first wave of Japanese
hnmhrc nacc i .rn y-rearn-a


Sente Group
Aproves D rt
Age Reduction
WASHINGTON, June 6. -(A)-
Legislation authorizing President
Roosevelt to defer the induction in-
to the armed forces of selective serv-
ice registrants who have reached
their twenty-eighth birth anniver-
sary was approved today by the Sen-
ate Military Affairs Committee. v
Scheduled for consideration in the
Senate Tuesday, the measure would1
permit the President to narrow thet
service age limits so that only men
from 21 through 27 years old would
be called up, instead of the presentY
bracket of 21 through 35.
Sponsors said the measure would
not affect men 28 years old or older
who already have been inducted into x
the armed forces. Nor, they added, 1
was it to be considered a permanent
exemption for other men in this age1
bracket, since they would be liable for1
service anytime the .President choset
to order selections in their group. z
By a 5 to 3 vote the Military Com-t
mittee adopted an amendment by
Senator Gurney (Rep.-S.D.) altering1
the original version of the bill as
submitted by the War Department.1
The Department had asked that1
the President be given authority to1
fix the age or ages at which he mighte
order the deferment of registrants.c
The Gurney Amendment limited this1
Presidential power to men over 27. 1
Muisic H istory
Of University
To Be Shown
Cases With Union Opera,
Glee Club, Band Songs
To Be Placed In Union
Original scores of Michigan's most
famous songs and mementos of the
development of music in the early
days of the University will be per-
petuated for Michigan students to-
morrow when the Minnie M. Root
Michigania collection is installed in
special display cases in the North
Lounge of the Michigan Union,
Three illuminated cases-one each
for the Union Operas, the Glee Club
and the Band-will contain early edi-
tions of song books, original scores,
programs, photographs and souvenirs
of University musical life of nearly
a half-century ago.
The collection has been presented
to the University by Mrs. Minnie
Root, proprietor of the old Univer-
sity Music House, then considered
one of the nation's top-ranking music
Dr. Earl V. Moore, who is one of
the appointed administrators of the
collection, plans to augment the dis-
play. Union undergraduates will
contact Dr. Roy D. Welch, now direc-
tor of the Music School of Prince-
ton University, who wrote the first
two operas, "Michigenda," and 'Cul-
ture," to secure more material.
Aviation Plant
War, Navy Departments,
OPM Demand Action
(By The Associated Press).
A high govenment official con-
firmed reports tonight that the Gov-
ernment would take over the strike-
bound North American Aviation Com-

pany by Presidential Proclamation on
Monday if striking employes did not
return to work tomorrow.
This Government official, who de-
clined to be quoted by name, said
that the War and Navy Departments
and the Office of Production Man-
agement had insisted some definite
action be taken in the North Amer-
ican strike which has tied up $196,-
000,000 worth of orders for Amer-
i,-,n a nd rFitih cr arnljione

Attack On British Bases;
U.S. Backs Dutch Indies


New Air Offensive Hits -
Mediterranean Posts
Germans Leave Sicily
Bismarck Supply
Vessels Are Sunk
ROME, June 6.---(A')-A develop-
ng Axis air offensive against Bri-
tain's three major naval bases in the
Mediterranean - Alexandria, ,Malta
and Gibraltar - appeared well under
way tonight.
Following up Germany's smashing
attack upon Alexandria night before
last, Italian bombers last night and
today attacked Gibraltar, Britain's
great fortress at the center of the sea,
the Fascist High Command an-
New Base
The German Air Corps has de-
parted from Sicily, it was announced
briefly, after having been based there
since January and aiding Italy in the
Libyan and Balkan campaigns. These
flyers apparently were taking part in
the mass attack on Alexandria from
nearer bases on newly-won Crete and
the Greek Peloponnesus.
Italian flyers violently bombed Gi-
braltar at the other end of the Med-
iterranean in long flights made partly
by day and pahtly by night with
full loads from a base in Italy, the
Rome radio said. At the same time
other Fascist planes in waves were
declared to have bombed Halfar and
Micabba, airports on Malta, for five
Offensive Launched
The Axis air offensive has been
launched soon after the conquest of
new bases in the eastern Mediter-
}°anean, and Alexandria is expected
here to suffer heavy hammerings
from now on,
Alexandria and Gibraltar are con-
>idered Britain's main Mediterranean
bases. Malta has been bombed so
many times, the Italians say, that it
is scarcely serviceable any longer,
while Haifa, Palestine port, and the
pastern island of Cyprus are consid-
<red too small to shelter large fleets.
Foreign observers expect meanwhile
the Axis land forces in Libya to try
to hold their front against the British.
BfiSmarck Supply
Vessels Are Sunk
LONDON, June 6.-(I)-Three Ger-
man ships and an armed trawler,
:resumably auxiliaries of the Battle-
ship Bismarck and other Atlantic
raiders, were sunk by the British in
he naval mopup that followed de-
;truction of the 35,000-ton Nazi man-
o'war, the Admiralty announced to-
The existence of these supply ves-
3els - if they were the Bismarck's
-- indicates it was to be readied for
3xtremely long-range action when it
ank the 42,000-ton British Battle
Cruiser Hood May 24 between Green-
land and Iceland only to be poundr
to pieces by the British three days
Shin Overmanned
First Lord of the Admiralty A. V.
Alexander said last Sunday the sink-
ing of the Bismarck "frustrated im-'
portant enemy designs," tacitly con-
tributing to previous suggestions in
informed quarters that the Bismarck
planned to man captive ships or
possibly put landing parties ashore
It was carrying the extraordinary
complement of 2,400 men - 900 more
than normal - when torpedoed.
Today's Admiralty Communique
rhed little additional light, however,
on the "important designs" of the
Bismarck, saying merely:
"After recent operations against the
Bismarck our forces encountered and
sank three enemy supply ships and
an armed trawler. These ships no
doubt intended to supply the Bis-

marck and other vessels operating -
against our trade."
Long Range
The Bismarck was believed to have
a range of about 15,000 miles with-
out refueling. With three supply ships,
a couple of tankers and a munitions
carrier, it could have ranged the
oseawa. for a year without putting

tar Commonwea- i Sten
Will Sponsor Tag Evn oa

"ink of baking 25 pies or 40
pounds of beans. Or how about boil-
ing 15 pounds of rice to put in 25
gallons of soup? Obviously this is
no easy task, especially if one knows
that in a bare half hour every ounce
of the food will have disappeared at
the hands of 125 hungry boys and
their teachers and guides.
Occurring only once this may
sound like real work, but it is more
than that, for it happens three times
daily at adsingle institution three
miles outside of Albion. And the
kitchen is old, small, haphazardly
When Floyd Starr in 1913 founded
his Starr Commonwealth for Boys,
he didn't envision the size to which
his efforts would expand. He didn't
know that his school would someday
be taking care of more than 125 boys
heretofore homeless, destitute, mis-
understood. So now that there are
so many mouths to feed, something is
needed to alleviate the work of meal
Tag Day Planned
For this reason students and resi-

the barn so desperately needed to
store crops grown by the boys and to
house the school's 52 cows. Only re-
cently, too, a new "cottage" was built,
with room for 35 new boys, financed
principally from a gift of James In-
glis of Ann Arbor, after whom the
house was ultimately named.
Rm On Gifts
Since the Commonwealth is ru n
almost entirely on gifts of the public,
the boys have made their plea for an
enlarged kitchen, also in this direc-
tion. Electrical refrigeration, a
power mixing unit and a vegetable
peeler, a dish washing machine, pres-
sure cookers, canning equipment and
a steam table are the appliances most
Gratitude for public contributions
to this cause will not be felt alone
by the 125 boys in the school. There
are more than 1,000 others who have
left the school after an average of
three years there and gone on to
colleges or to fill responsible positions
in society. Some of these came to the
Commonwealth with petty crimes
after their names; others, found wan-

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