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Snow and colder.


Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


CoMunity Projects
Aid NWtonal Defense .,.



Natators, Matmen,

Latin American Group
To Tour Campus Today




Yugoslav Leaders Confer
To Determine Next Move;
Offer To Amend Aid Bill

Ti l e



Swimmers And Thincladi
Seek To Retain Crowns
Hoosiers Defend Positio
Indiana Constitutes
Chief Track Threa
An army of spike-shod trackmer
will pour into the tension-charge
little college town of West Lafayette
Ind., today as Michigan's underdog
champions make final preparation
for a last-ditch defense against th
onslaught of Indiana's mighty cinde:
powerhouse in the 31st Annual Bi
Ten Indoor Meet which gets unde:
way tonight.
Trial heats in seven events will b
run off in Purdue's spacious field
house at 8 p.m. today with the sur-
viving qualifiers competing tomorro
night when finals in all events tak
Although the Wolverines have long
maintained a virtual stranglehold or
Conference track honors with sever
consecutive Indoor championships
the experts have installed the Hoos-
iers as pre-meet favorites because 01
their overpowering individual bril-
liance., Spearheaded by a trio of ace
cindermen, Roy Cochran, Carpbel
(Continued on Page 3)
Mermen Confident
Of Conference Victory
(Special to The Daily)
IOWA CITY, March 6.-Crafty
Matthew Mann doesn't seem to have
a worry in the world here tonight
as he awaits the preliminaries of the
Western Conference swimming cham-
pionships that get under way in the
University of Iowa Natatorium to-
Try as they might, the nine other
Big Ten schools don't stand a chance
to dethrone the indomitable Wol-
verines who will be seeking their third
straight title and their 12th in the
past 15 years.
According to the expert's pre-meet
dope sheet, the Michigan natators
should capture first place in every
event on the program except the div-
ing, where Ohio State's perennial
power still rules supreme.
Gone are the days of the bitterly-
(Continued on Page 3)
Indiana Favored
To Retain Mat Title
Although the odds are on Indiana
to retain their Big Ten Wrestling
Championship in the two-day meet
starting today at Columbus, the Mich-
igan grapplers are determined (to
avenge a one-point loss to the Hoos-
iers in last year's meet.
The six-man Wolverine squad is
two men short of a complete team,
and outside assistance will be needed
to cop the title, unless surprise
wins come from some of the dark
horses on the squad.
Of the six men who will represent
the Maize and Blue, only three, on
paper, are given a chance to reach
the finals. 155-pounder Art Paddy,
165-pounder Bill Courtright and
175-pounder Jim Galles are the men
who must bring in points. Sophomore
Bill Courtright will have the tough-
(Continued on Page 3)
Yale Professor
T oSpeak Today
Department Of Chemistry
Sponsors Talk
Speaking on "Endocrines and the
Control of Carbohydrate Metabolism,"

Dr. C. N. H. Long, Sterling Profes-
sor of Physiological Chemistry at
Yale University, will deliver a Uni-'
versity lecture at 4:15 p.m. today
in the Rackham Lecture Hall under
the auspices of the biological chemis-
try department.
Today's lecture will deal particular-
ly with the relation of the pituitary
and the adrenals to the pancreas and
diabetes. In the second lecture at

Leads Track Team

Representing seven South Ameri-
can countries, a group of 100 students
from the University of North Caro-
lina at Chapel Hill )will be welcomed
at 6:20 p.m. today by a faculty com-
mittee, headed by Dean Joseph A.
Made up of governmental officials,
business employees, university teach-
ers and students who are in the Unit-
ed States for a two-month visit, the
group will be feted at a banquet at
7:30 p.m. today in the Union.
Speakers at the banquet will be
President Alexander G. Ruthven, who
will extend to the group a few words
of greeting; Prof. Hayward Keniston
of the romance languages depart-
ment, who will speak to the group in
Spanish; Prof. Jesse Reeves of the

* *. *
Hockey Team
Loses-To Ilini"
By 7- Score
For two periods, Michigan's bat-
tling hockey team held a great Il-
linois club on even terms last night,
but they weakened in the third frame
and were hopelessly snowed under,
by six Illini scores to go to a 7-1 de-
Gil Priestley and Joe Gannon
shared scoring honors for the visi-
tors, each tallying twice, while Nor-
bert Sterle made a goal an an assist
to run his point total for the season to
55, the national collegiate scoring
Joe Lotzer made a goal and an as-
sist for the Illini and center Starr
Owen had two assists. The other Il-
linois score came off the stick of
Howie Kopel.
Defenseman Bert Stodden once
again grabbed off the great share
of whatever honors can be accorded
the Michigan club. The blond back-
liner played 58 minutes and spent
most of those breaking up Illinois
scoring thrusts. He also assisted Paul
Goldsmith on the lone Michigan tal-
The Wolverines dominated the play
for the first few minutes, keeping the
puck consistently in their opponents'
territory, and after 9:14 of the first
(Continued on Page 3)

Petitions Due
For Dormitory
'Jordan Hall Social Director
Tells Of Requirements,
ISpring Training Course
Petitions for positions as student
assistants in Jordan Hall for the
coming school year should be turned
in today to Miss Esther Colton. social
director of Jordan Hall, it was an-
nounced yesterday.
Any upperclass woman, whether
she is a member of a sorority or an
independent, may petition. provid-
ing she has the prerequisite quali-
ties of character and personality, a
sense of responsibility toward her
work and an interest in it, and a good
academic record. The selection is an
honorary one, although a small
amount is deducted from annual dor-
mitory expenses.
The 19 women chosen will go
through a six weeks' training course
this spring in order better to equip
them for their duties of the coming
year-guiding the freshmen in their
first year on campus.
According to Sue Hollis, '41, it would
be unfair to associate only such
terms as "duties" and "responsibili-1
ties" with what services the upper-,/
class girls perform, for the work is
really a great pleasure to all those
involved. The freshmen enjoy con-
fiding in the older girls and having
someone to answer their questions,
and the latter find it a lot of fun to
be of help to them, she continued. The
relationship is a very friendly one
nd of special value to girls interested
in personnel work.
Interviews will be arranged at a
later date for all those who have
Union Calls For Tryouts
All eligible freshmen interested in
trying out for the student staff of the
Michigan Union have been invited t6
attend a tryout meeting at 5 p.m. to-
day in the Student Offices of the
Jnion. A lecture on the various phases
of Union activity will be given at
4:45 p.m. for those tryouts who have
ilready signed up.

political science department; and
Prof. Arthur S. Aiton of the history
department, who will act as toast-
Those who have reserved tickets for
the banquet can pick up their tickets
at any time before 4:30 p.m. today at
Room 2, University Hall. After that
hour, the tickets may be secured at
the Michigan Union desk.
One representative from Columbia,
Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ur-
uguay andtBrazil will also speak at
the banquet. Following the banquet,
a reception will be held at the Inter-
national Center for the Latin-Amer-
ican visitors.
The group will be taken on a tour
of the campus tomorrow morning,
with each student permitted to in-
spect the school or department in
which he is particularly interested.
Their activities on the campus will
be completed by a luncheon tomorrow
noon at the Union.
In addition to' Dean Bursley, the
faculty comittee includes, Prof. Philip
Bursley of the Romance Languages
department, Prof. J. Raleigh Nelson
of the International Center, Prof.
Charles C. Fries of the English de-
partment, Prof. Louis A. Hopkins of
the Summer Session, Prof. Preston
James of the geography department,
Prof. Dudley Phelps of the School of
Business Administration, Prof. Char-
les F. Remer of the economics de-
partment, Prof. Charles Wagner of
the romance languages department,
Professor Keniston and Professor Ai-
Faculty Group,
Senate Seek
Campaign To Build Funds;
Alumni Croups To Hear
Proposals For Revision
Working with a special faculty
scholarship committee headed by Dr.
Frank E. Robbins, assistant to the
president, the Student Senate has
embarked on a renewed campaign for
scholarship funds from alumni
groups all over the country, it was
announced at a' Senate meeting last
Two proposals have been drawn up
by this faculty committee. First, that
scholarships of not less than $200
per year be approved as a major pro-
ject for smaller out-of-state alumni
clubs and a a secondary project for
large alumni clubs outside the state.
It further suggested that these schol-
arships should be awarded by the
scholarship committees of the col-
leges of the University; that the
scholarships should carry the name
of the donor club; and that prefer-
ential consideration should be given
to the students from the vicinity of
the donor club.
Because the Dean of Students re-
ceives so many loan applications from
recipients of Alumni Scholarships at
the present time, Robbins' group also
proposed that "the alumni clubs
recommending freshmen for alumni
scholarships should be expected to
assure themselves that the resources
of the students so recommended
amount to $300 for the year in addi-
Lion to tuition. In some cases it may
be necessary for the alumni clubs to
provide part of tlis sum, since the
students savings will not always carry
him or her through the entire year,"
they said.
The Senators discussed their role
(Continuedon Page 6)
Hemisphere Union

Is debate Subject
With Detrait Squad
Nations of the Western Hemisphere
should form a permanent union be-
cause Hitler constitutes a major eco-
nomic and military threat to the
security of the American countries,
Don McMillan and William Curott of
the University of Detroit debate team
argued in the varsity non-decision
debate here last night.
The University negative team com-
posed of Erwin Bowers, '41, and
George Eves, '43, pointed to the fact
that Pan-American nations are not
yet jeopardized by Nazi domination.

Senate Leaders Propose'
Compromise Measure,
To Speed Action On ActI



State Department
Closes Consulates
(Associated Press Correspondent) j
WASHINGTON, March 6. -(RP)-
Administration spokesmen offered a
new concession to Senate opponents
of the British Aid Bill today, after a
"compromise" amendment on the
question of sending troops outside the
Western Hemisphere had failed to at-
tract the support they expected for it.
Chairman George of the Foreign
Relations Committee, in the midst of
vigorous appeal for quick passage of
the bill, offered to eliminate an
authorization to the President to
"transfer" war supplies to Great Bri-
Some had feared this language
might be construed as power to de-
liver the articles in question or to
convoy merchant ships transporting
them across the ocean.
This development came toward the
close of an unusual Senate day which
saw supporters of the bill holding the
floor almost continuously, and its op-
ponents ironically charging them with
Italian Embassy
Is Closed In Detroit
WASHINGTON, March 6. --(.')-
The United States restricted move-
ments of Italian Consular officials
and ordered two consulates closed to-
day in what was believed an unpre-
cedented move against a so-called
"friendly" power.
The Italian diplomatic staff in
Washington was excluded from the
"request," but the Embassy was asked
to keep the State Department in-
formed of the movements of its mili-
tary and naval attaches outside the
capital. ',
University Broadcast
Features Editor Today
Karl Detzer, Roving Editor for
Readers' Digest, will discuss "Your
Home" at 10:30 p.m. today over WJR.
in the second of the University-spon-
sored broadcasts from Morris Hall in
the "Why Save Democracy?" series..
Mr. Detzer will explain the meth-
ods used by the dictatorshipgovern-
ments and their agents in insinuating
their propaganda of hate into Ameri-
can homes. He will also contrast the
rights and privileges of the average
home in a democracy with one in a
Fascist country, and he will explain
how we can guard against the vari-
ous "isms" in our own homes.
Next Friday's speaker on the "Why
Save Democracy?" program will be
Lee A White, Director of Public Re-
lations of the Detroit News. His sub-
ject will be, "Your Freedom of

t../ Vow It 1 U. W. Li U-'
The State Civil Service Commis-
sion, acting under terms of Michi-
gan's new Merit System Amendment,
today reduced political patronage by
defining only 88 units of the State
Government as "department heads."
The list, exclusive of the Governor
and Lieutenant Governor, provides
for political appointment of not more
than 176 state employes, two for each,
department. Other employes must
be picked by Civil Service regulations.
Assistant Attorney General R. H.
Dunn, who prepared the list, said it
was understood the Governor and
Lieutenant Governor would have two
personal appointees, bringing the
number to 180. .
He explained that this numbe
represented the only government jobs
subject to patronage with exception
of courts of record, educational in-
stitutions and legislative appoint-
ments exempt by constitutional
Hillel Players'
'Success Story'
Opens Tonight
Broadway Hit Production
To Have Two-Day Run
At Lydia Mendelssohn
The curtain rises on "Success
Story," the Hillel Players' major pro-
duction of the 1940-41 season, at
8:30 p.m. today at the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theatre.
Tickets for John Howard Lawton's
Broadway hit will be on sale from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from
9 a.m. to noon tomorrow for the
two day run.
All seats will be reserved. Hille'
members must present their affiliate
cards at the box office before noon
today to obtain tickets.
The cast includes Herbert London.
'43, and Joan Sack, '41, in the star-
ring roles; Miriam Shafton, '42Ed.;
Donald Diamond, '42; Robert Cohn,
'41, Arthur Fischer, '42; and Theo.-
dore Leibovitz, Grad.
The stage setting for the perfor-
nance was designed by Robert Mel-
'encamp of Play Production. Direc-
'ion of the play is in the hands of
Arthur Klein, instructor in the speech
Detroit will have a chance to view
the production when the show play:
at the Brown Memorial Chapel under
the sponsorship of the local B'na.
3'rith organization.
Following the Friday performance,
a reception will be held at the Hil-
lel Foundation, 1102 Oakland.

Political Jobs
Are Reduced
On New Tiset


Encirclement Causes Crisis,
Forces Decision On Fate
Of Neutral Balkan Nation
Turks Will Consider
Armies On Frontier
BELGRADE, March 6.-It was
announced here today that the
Yugoslav Government was ready
to submit to "closed collabora
tion" with the Axis. This an-
nouncement was interpreted to
mean that Yugoslavia was at-
tempting to break down Greece's
refusal to yield 'to a German dic-
tated peace wit Italy
J Within, the next 48 hours, it
was reported in diplomatic quar-
ters, the Belgrade Government
will announce a new pro-German
policy to close the only gap in
the Axis encirclement of Greece
and bring the last Balkan neutral
into the Italo-German camp.
(By The Associated Press)
BELGRADE, March 6.-Cheated of
neutrality by armed encirclement,
Yugoslavia's leaders met in urgent,
'iours-long conference today: to de-
ide their future while the little army
f Greece cleared the terrainfor
'attle, if need be, against the Ger-
man war machine massed on the
3ulgarian frontier.
Yugoslavia was faced with the de-
'ision of casting her lot with Ger-
nany and Italy or waging a hard
ight at the side of Britain and
Regent Prince Paul conferred with
lis military and political chieftains
At Dedinje Palace, and word filtered
icross the frontier that the Greek
civilian populace was being hastily
vithdrawn from Thrace and Eastern
\facedonia-path of the threatened
3erman march to the Aegean and
Largely on Yugoslavia's decision,
liplomats said, Turkey will base her
7wn decision in regard to the Ger-
nan armies which also face the Turks
n their Bulgarian frontier. The
Turks likewise are watching Greece
nd Britain's moves to aid her.
Should Yugoslavia choose to re-
ist' the Axis demands--a possibility
hich diplomats said was very slight
-Turkey would be better able to re-
at any German push.
Weighing heavily in the Yugoslav
'eliberations was the fact that the
ountry is almost entirely surrounded
y Axis arms-from Albania through
aly facing Yugoslavia across the
driatic, thence along the old Aus-
ian frontier and through Hungary;
tumania and Bulgaria.
Wesleyan Guild,
Plans Forums
'Social Action' Discussion
Series Opens Sunday
Ann Arbor's Wesleyan Guild will
inaugurate its annual Social Action
iscussion series at 6 p.m. Sunday
with a dinner at the Methodist
"hurch to be followed by four stu-
lent groups open to the entire cam-
The discussion series will be divid-
3d into groups dealing with problems
of importance in the world today.
Student chairmen will preside at the
?onferences and experts in the vari-
ous fields will serve in an advisory
rapacity should the discussions be-
-ome vague because of lack of facts.
'A World in Conflict' will be the
subject for the first group at which
Robert Bessey, Grad., and Jean

Westerman, '42, will be the student
Topics for discussion include "A
World in Conflict" a discussion of na-
tional defense, aid to Great Britain,
and conscription; "Community in
Conflict" including refugees and mi-
grants, labor and defense and anti-
strike legislation forms the subject
for the second group. The third
group will discuss the problems of

i i
Col. Draper Declares Studenits
Should Assume Responsibilities

College students "to whom the na-
tion looks as its future leaders" should
not seek special privileges in draft
selection but rather "assume special
responsibilities" as an example to the
rest of American youth, Col. H. W.
Draper, a member of President Roose-
velt's Selective Service Board, de-
clared before a University lecture
audience yesterday.
"You who are enjoying the oppor-
tunities of higher learning are the
leaders of your age group," he assert-
ed. "Rather than asking special priv-
ileges as college students, you will,
I know, assume special responsibili-
ties, should the danger that threat-
ens become real."
Noting that certain students train-
ing for special skills needed in de-
fense should be deferred, Colonel
Draper asserted that the college stu-
dent cannot "afford to be accused
of wanting to serve only when and
if it best suits his individual conven-
Colonel Draper observed that the

tle of our duties and our obligations,"
he declared.
Colonel Draper's statement's were
directed against such attitudes as ex-
pressed this week when Michigan
(Continued on Page 2)
Uiversity To Play
Part In Defense
Asserting that the U iiiversity 's role
in National Defense work has received
high praise in official circles, Col. H.
W. Draper, a member of the Presi-
dent's Selective Service advisory com-
mittee, expressed his belief in an in-
terview yesterday that Michigan
would be frequently called upon in
the future to assist the government
during the period of national emerg-
en cy.
"1:t is Michigan's great size and
large number of professional schools
which makes it so valuable for de-
fense purposes," Colonel Draper com-
nmented, "as the University here is one
of the few in the nation able to train
men in so many diverse fields. En-
gineering, medicine and dentistry are

Starvation Day' To Aid Foreign
Students Impoverished By War

University students will be asked to
contribute at least the price of one
meal on Starvation Day which will be
observed March 14 for foreign stu-
dents in China and Europe who have
been stricken by the war.
It is suggested that some students
may wish to skip a meal and, by that
sacrifice, gain an understanding of
the situation faced by students
throughout the world.
Organized by the nation-wide
World Student Service Fund to raise
$100,000 on American college cam-
puses, the drive is non-partisan.
Its purpose is to provide more than
30,000 students and one million men
of student age in prisoner-of-war
camps with needed books, periodicals,
writing materials and recreational
equipment. One half of the funds will
go to more than 20,000 students or

ing accommodations by students lead-
ing the drive on campus. This method
and others were successful in gain-
ing more than $6,000 at Smith College
this year toward the national goal of
The funds collected will be distri-
buted in China by a committee of
Chinese men and women headed by
the president of Chio Tung Universi-
ty. In Europe the committee is head-
ed by Hans Rosshardt of the Swiss
Polytechnic School of Zurich. In
Europe the facilities of the YMCA,
the only organization permitted to
work in prison camps, will be used to
distribute materials purchased.
Funds will provide a secretary to
travel in the prison camps to deter-
mine needs to set up classes, and to
provide guidance. Within interne-
ment camps in Switzerland classes
have already been set up under Swiss

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