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Gerald t'. INYe
Flays Britain;
Senators Fear
Bill Filibuster
EArly Denies FDR Plans
To Head OPM, Blames
Report On Opponentg
Of Lend-Lease Measure
President To Ask
Cabinet's Advice

Gager Lettermen Choose
Bill Cartmill'41 Captain

Germans Bid For
Fuehrer Sends F

Turkish Favor;

WASHINGTON. March 4. -(A)-
Attacking Great Britain as "the ace
aggressor of all time," Senator Nye
(Rep.-N.D.) simultaneously disclosed
today that his was the last speech of
the Senate's general debate on the
lease-lend bill and that the opposi-.
tion was willing to consider amend-
ments tomorrow.
What this meant in terms of
hastening a final vote on the measure,
however, leaders of neither side could
say. It pushedthe bill intoane
stage in its journey through Con-
gress, but nevertheless left speech-
making unlimited in a situation which
many conceded could easily develop x.. r4
into a filibwster.1 Q
Nye spoke of the possibility of -a
final ballot at the middle of next -: .
week, but in private conversations BILL CARTMILL
some Senators allied with the opposi-
tion were doubtful.
Meanwhile, from Stephen T. Early, Detroit M ayor
the President's press secretary,, came asae etc agi g " od m n
efforts to confuse and mystify and-WillG ive Talk
inject poison into the defense setup"
and asserting these 'were "probably At Union Tod.y
related to the opposition" to the
bill. He referred specifically to cir-
culaton of reports that after passage 'Undergraduate Training
of the measure the defense commis- -T, pi
sion and office of production man-1 For Pubc Life',
agement would be superseded by a Of Jeffries Discussion
new cabinet unit.
Naturally, Early said, Mr. Roosevelt I Edward J. Jeffries, '23L, youthful,
would consult cabinet members and I progressive mayor of Detroit, will dis-
their military advisers as to what cuss Undergraduate Preparation for
could be spared for England, but ie Public Life before a student meeting
added that the OPM would continue at 8 p.m. today in the Union;
to work on its task of production. Jeffries will give the first in a
When. a reporter asked if any resig- series of informative talks sponsored
nations from the OPM were expected, by the Michigan party on government
Early answered: and related aspects. David Thompson,
"I think that is perfectly silly. That '41, chairman of the arrangements
is the poisonous part of it; the committee, announced that open for-
trouble-making part of it." um will be held after the talk when
On the Senate floor both friends members of the audience will have.
and opponents of the bill were having the opportunity of questioning the
their say, and Senator Wagner (Dem.- speaker.
N.Y.) issued a formal statement say- The Detroit mayor will emphasize
ing the "bill offers the American the plage of the private citizen in
people their last, best hope, sh;ort of government and also the requirements
war, to safeguard their peace and necessary for good public administra-
security in this time of unparallelled tion.
world upheaval.r m"Jeffries is an excellent speaker
Senator Wheeler (Dem.-Mont.) is- and a good debater," Thompson de-
sued a statement expressing a con- lared.
viction that an "overwhelming ma- Widely known as a liberal, Jeffries
jority of the people" were against the became mayor two years ago when he
bill. defeated the incumbent Richard

Bill Cartmill, Verona, N.J., basket-
ball star, was yesterday made a sur-
prise choice by 10 Varsity letter win-
ners to lead the Michigan hoop team
into acti~n for the coming season.
The slim red-headed veteran was
expected to be graduated in June, but
a switch in his academic program
that made it necessary for Cartmill to
remain in school for another year,
and the factsthat he has had onlyytwo
seasons of Varsity competition, made
him eligible for another year of ath-
letics and the captaincy.
Choice Is 'Popular
The choice was a popular one
among the Wolverine cagers and
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan. "Bill's a
fine fellow, has a good basketball
head, and I'm sure he'll make an
excellent leader," was Oosterbaan's
comment on the team's selection.
Cartmill came to Michigan after
winning All-State honors at Verona
(N.J.) high school and has been a
member of the Wolverine squad for
three seasons. He never broke into
(Continued on Page 3)
Hillel Players
Will Reenact
Broadway Hit
Tickets for Hillel's major produc-
tion, "Success Story" by John How-
ard Lawton, will go on sale from
10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Thursday
and Friday at the box office of the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
All seats for the play, which will
have a two night. run March 7 and
8 at Mendelssohn Theatre, will be
reserved and the price of the tickets
will be 50 cents. Hillel members who
present their affiliate membership
card at the box office before Friday
noon will receive a reserved seat tick-
"Success Story" was a Broadway
hit in 1931 when it had a run of over
200 performances with Franchot Tonet
in the leading role..
Arthur Klein, Grad., who is an in-
structor in the speech department
and is well-known for his appear-
ances as a member of Play Produc-
tion, is the director of the production.
Louis Nims Suspects
His Reports Are Hidden



Nazi Troop Lines Pour
Into Nation As Rendell
Warns U.S. Minister
Highways Crowded
By Tanks, Artillery



With Bulgaria

100 Bombers Monthly
'Is Goal Of Ypsi Plant

SOFIA, Bulgaria, March 4.-(A)-
Britain will break off diplomatic re-
lations with axis-aligned Bulgaria
tomorrow, British Minister George
W. Rendell disclosed tonight.
This decision was made known as
German troops poured across this
Balkan :kingdom in an ever-growing
volume toward the Greek and Turk-
ish frontiers and RAP planes were
reported in GermanRquarters to be
photographing the country, apparent-
ly in a preparation for bombing bt-
Rendell, acting with a free hand
from London, informed United States
Minister George H. Earle of the im-
pending diplomatic rupture and Earle
instructed the American Legation to-
prepare to take over 'custody of Bri-
tish property throughout Bulgaria.-
A special train was ordered for to-
morrow afternoon to take out 53 Bri-
tish officials and newspapermen still
in this country. Earle was informed,
however, that the train's departure
may be delayed a day or two.,
Aboard the same train will be mem-
bers of the Polish, Belgian and Dutch
Legations, who decided to accompany
the British mission to Istanbul.
More than 100 small pursuit ships,
of German origin and bearing Bul-
garian markings, were lined up on a
new emergency airport here.
The Nazi troop movement toward
the Turkish and Greek frontiers
swelled hourly and Bulgarian troops,
with full battle equipment marched
through Sofia's streets.
Main highways and rail lines were
choked with German troop trains,
heavy tanks, armored cars and artil-
The government refused to com-
ment on Soviet Russia's condemna-
tion of the German army's entry into1
Heavily-armed police patrolled the
streets of Sofia tonight to prevent
demonstrations by Communists in-
spired by the "scolding from Mos-

DETROIT, March 4. -(P- One
hundred complete bomber assemblies
-wings, fuselages, noses, stabilizers,
and other vital parts-each month
will be the initial objective of the
Ford Motor Company in the new
$11,000,000 assembly plant it is to
build near Ypsilanti. -
This was the statement today by
Edsel B. Ford, president of the Ford
Company, who added that "we hope
to be in production by the end of 'the
year."He .said that every effort would
be made to start some of the work
immediately, using existing plant
facilities until the new building is
Authorization to proceed with con-
struction of the new assembly plant
was received from Washington yes-
terday. Blueprints and general speci-
fications for the plant had been per-
fected several weeks ago and thie
company expects to have construc-
tion work under way within a short
Besides the "airframe assemblies,"
the preliminary agreement between
ithe Ford Company and the Govern-
ment also calls for the company to
manufacture landing gears for army
bombers. These gears are of the tri-
cycle type, described as one of the
most complicated parts of the bomb-
Milstein Faces'
Call For Draft
Despite Careerc
Thirty-six year old Nathan Mil-
stein, concert violinist, had time to'
remark last night after he had fin-
ished his concert program, that the
business of being drafted into the
army was entirely in the hands of the
government, and that there wasn'tt
much he could do about it. Milstein1
was thirty-five at the time of the
draft registration.
"I haven't received my question-
naire yet and' don't expect to ask
for deferment ° because of my musi-
cal ability; I have other reasons to
ask for ' a rejection," he said. "It's1
true," Milstein pointed out, "that
carryingea gun and other training
maneuvers might hurt my hands, buts
the government may find other things
for me to do, if they see fit to draft
me." I


ers, and each will weigh about 1,200
A group of 70 Ford engineers and
designers today is enroute to the
West Coast to study the big bombers
part by part with the objective of
developing faster manufacturing and
assembly methods. iEach step is to
be carefully planned and the de-
tails reported as quickly as possible
to Ford production men here.
IFC Will Hold
Second Annual
'Greek Week'
Fraternities To Discuss
Problems March 27, 28
In All-Campus Council
Fraternity men will be afforded an
opportunity to discuss mutual prob-
lems with faculty, alumni and na-
tional fraternity officers March 27
and 28 when the Inter-Fraternity
Council sponsors its second annual
Greek Week at the Union.
James Harrison, '41, Phi Gamma
Delta, and John Devine, '41, of Sig-
ma Phi have been selected as co-
chairmen for the conference.
A two-day program in which every
campus fraternit" . will take part,
Greek Week willoffer panel discus-
sions on fraternity problems, discus-
sion luncheons and an initiates' ban-
quet which will fete recently initiated
The panels, to which every house
will send representatives, will discuss
rushing, house management, schol-
arship, cultural developments and
University and fraternity relations.
Faculty members will be invited to
the fraternity houses for _consulta-
tions during the week-end.
Bennett Willing To Act
To Avert Ford Strike
DETROIT, March 4. -(A')- Harry
Bennett, Ford Motor Co. personnel
chief, wrote Gov. Murray D. Van
Wagoner today he would be "glad to
visit with" a special mediation com-
mission seeking to avert a strike with
which the United Automobile Work-
ers-CIO has threatened Ford plants
employing 95,000 men.
He said, however, he could "see no
reason for a conference" since there
was "no dispute to discuss and no'
legitimate reason for Ford workers to

Inonu Expected To Shun
Latest Move Of Nazis
To Break British Ties
Moscow And Berlin
CoolingIs Detected
ANKARA. Turkey, March 4.-(M)-
An urgent message from Adolf Hitler
-intimating, said highly-placed per-
sons, that the Nazis wanted to look
after Turkey's "interest and well-be-
ing"-was delivered dramatically to
the Turkish president today, but offi
ial quarters declared it would have
little effect -on the pro-British policy
of this country.
Hitler's note was brought to Presi-
dent Ismet Inonu by airplane by a
five-man Nazi mission; members of
which were understood also to have
suggested that Turkey act as an in-
termediary to make peace between
Greece and Italy.
This, it was reported after a long
cabinet meeting, Turkey would re-
fuse to do..
The Fuehrer's emissaries, it was
said privately by qualified inform-
ants, offered assurances that Ger-
many had no threats; that it only
wanted to help Turkey. This proffer
of assistance,.as some observers saw
it, was intended to make certain Tur-
key did not enter the war.
The cabinet met in extraordinary
session to hear Hitler's message, and
Field Marshal Fevzi Cakmak, chie
of the Turkish general staff, sat in.
The tempo of Turkish military pre-
parations rose sharply.
In Sofia, Bulgaria, which has been
occupied in a German troop move-
ment to the Turkish and Greek fron-
tiers, informed diplomats said Hitler
wishes for the Turks to scrap their
alliance with Britain and sign up with
Germany as the one power that could
"protect Turkey against the historic
Iesigns of Russia."
France Given Second
Deadline By Tokyo
TOKYO, March 4-(P)-A second
deadline giving France until noon to-
'morrow (10 p.m. EST Tuesday) to
submit a "final answer" to Japanese
proposals for settlement of the border
dispute between French Indo-China
The Daily calls special attention
to the address, 4:15 this afternoon,
in the Rackham *imphitheatre by
the Hon., Edwin Neville, former
United States minister to Thai-
land, who will discuss "Far Eastern
Reactions to Western Penetration."
and Thailand was indicated tonight
by Domei, Japanese news agency.
The new time limit was believed set
by Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka
at an inconclusive, 40-minute con'-
ference today with French Ambassa-
dor Charles Arsene Henry, the news
agency said.
Japanese quarters admitted a set-
back to their efforts to settle the con-
troversy swiftly.
A twice-extended armistice will-ex-
pire Friday night.
The foreign minister and the
French envoy discussel a modified
plan advanced by Japan. The modi-
fications were not disclosed, but Koh
Ishii, cabinet information bureau
spokesman, indicated the big point
was Thailand's claim to the section
of Cambodia Province surrounding
Sisophon-directly east, of Bapgkok,
Thai capital.
The Thai government's agreement
to the new Japanese plan was re-
ported already in Japanese hands.

Lovell Is Appointed
To Defense Group
Prof. Alfred H. Lovell of the elec-
trical engineering department, as-
sistant dean and secretary of the Col-
lege of Engineering, has been appoint-
ed to serve as a member of the Com-
mittee on Classifications of the Na-

Foreign Group
To Be Honored
Ruthven Will Welcome
110 Latin Americans,
President Alexander G. Ruthven
will welcome the 100 Latin-American
students visiting the campus this
week-end at a banquet in their honor
at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Union.
Other speakers at the banquet will
be Prof. Arthur S. Aiton of the his-
tory department, who will act as
toastmaster; Prof. Hayward Keniston
of the Romance languages depart-
ment, who will address the group in
Spanish; Prof. Jesse Reeves, of the
political science department; and
seven persons of the visiting group,j
one representing each South Ameri-
can country.
The South American group is mak-
ing a brief tour of the United States,
after attending a six-week winter
school at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Other activities planned for the
group by the faculty committee in
charge, headed by Dean Joseph A.
Bursley, include a reception to be
held by the International Center fol-
lowing the banquet Friday night, a
tour of the campus Saturday morn-
ing and a final luncheon at the Union.
Tryouts for the business staff of
the Michiganensian, yearbook, will
meet at 4 p.m. today in the Publi-

Reading in campaign by a two to one
majority with CIO support.
He also acquired experience in pub-
lic life as a member of the city coun-
cil for eight years and the last two
years of that period he was president
.of that body.
Jeffries, an outspoken advocate of
public ownership, now is engaged in
campaign for municipal ownership of
the gas system in Detroit.
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LANSING, March 4.-(P)-Louis
M. Nims, State Sales Tax Director,
said today he was convinced that
"somebody is trying to hide" a state
police report needed in his plans to
introduce reforms.
The 600-page report, dealing with
state police investigations of sales tax
collecting procedures, has never been
made public, and has disappeared,
Nims and others said. It contains
"some original exhibits that may be
impossible to replace," Nims added.
State officials said they thought a
new report could be reproduced from
the notes of the original investigators.
Rushton said he recalled the re-
port, but does not know where it is
now. He said he thought it was sub-
mitted to Luren D. Dickinson when
the latter was governor, but Dickin-
son said he knew nothing of the re-


INearly Half Of Students Fiavor
Lease-Lend Bill, Poll Indicates

Forty-six percent of the Michigan
student body is in favor of the Pres-
ident's lease-lend bill, a Bureau of
Student Opinion poll taken last week
Comparison of the Bureau's re-
sults with the latest Gallup poll
shows that campus sentiment for the
measure is somewhat less than that
displayed throughout the nation (54
percent in favor).
Thirty-one percent of the campus
is opposed to the bill as compared to
a natiohial percentage against the bill
of 22 percent, the poll shows. Eight-
een percent of the campus. is unde-
cided, the poll indicates, whereas
only nine percent of the nation in-
dicated indecision. Four percent of
the students qestioned gave qual-
ified answers.
In only one school was the per-
centage against the bill greater than
that for its passage. Forty-five per-
cent of the Graduate School student

is approximately equal, 51 and 49
percent in favor, respectively.
On the question of what they would
like U.S. relations with Great Britain
to be, 68 percent of the campus fa-
vors at least selling up to half of our
war supplies to Britain,. results show.
However, only eight percent are in
favor of immediately declaring our-
selves allies of Britain and sending
military expeditions if necessary, the
poll indicates, and an even smaller
percentage (seven percent) are in
favor of stopping all aid to Britain.
Over half of those favoring at least
selling up to a half of our war sup-
pliesare in favor of giving away, if
necessary, more than half of our
war material to Britain, the figures
show. National sentiment on an-
swers to the U.S. and British rela-
tions question recorded in the latest
Fortune poll approximates campus
opinion by one or two "percentage
points, comparison shows. -
Asked whether they favored the
Hoover proposal for sending food to

Neville To Talk
1 On Tar East'
Former Thailand Minister
To End Lecture Series
Delivering the last in a series of
four University lectures, Hon. Edwin
E. Neville, former American Minister
to Thailand, will discuss "Far East-
ern Reactions to Western Penetra-
tion" at 4:15 p.m. today in the Rack-
ham Amphitheatre, under the aus-
pices of the political science depart-
Mr. Neville has given talks on
"Backgrounds of the Far East,"
"Frontiers in East Asia," and "The
Consolidation of Japan," and has
participated in the work of the po-
lit cal scierwe department in the field
of international relations.
Upon his graduation from the Uni-
versity in 1907 Mr. Neville entered
the foreign service and acted as Con-
sul and Consul-General in various
posts in China and Japan before
becoming Secretary of the American
Embassy at Tokyo in 1925.
He was appointed Counsellor of
Embassy and Consul-General in Tok-
yo in 1928, and became Minister to
Thailand in 1937, the highest honor
which is accorded a career diplomat,
a post he held until his retirement
in 1940.
Petitions For Advisorships
Accepted Through Friday
Petitioning for student advisorships
at Jordan Hall will continue through
Friday, Miss Esther Colton, house di-
rector, announced.
Twenty upperclassmen are chosen
for the honorary positions which in-
clude a small deduction from the an-

"After all," the violinist declared,
"there are only five or six and not
six hundred who are in the same po-
sition I am and the government might
consider that; but that problem is
entirely the government's, not mine."

With a background of forty-five
years active duty with U.S. Naval
forces, Admiral Yates Stirling, Jr.,
will speak on the subject, " The Chal-
lenge Across the Pacific," at the sev-
enth lecture in the current Orator-
ical Association Series.
Admiral Stirling will speak in place
of Admiral Yarnell at 8:15 p.m. Tues-
day in Hill Auditorium.
Lecture course patrons are re-
quested to use the regular March
11 ticket for a4mittance to this
lecture. The box office at Hill Aud-
itorium will be open Monday and
Tuesday for the sale of single ad-
mission tickets.
Admiral Stirling will speak partic-
ularly. on the subject of the crucial
naval situation in the Far East. His
years of service and his study of the
problems of the Orient make his lec-
ture a timely one in view of the cur-
rent tense naval situation in the Far
Famous son of a great father whoj
commanded the U.S. Asiatic Fleety

Admiral Stirling Will Lecture
Here On Far Eastern Situation

father when the latter was the Com-
mander-in-Chief of the Asiatic Fleet

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