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Editorial
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VOL. LI. No. 88 h ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 1941 Z-323

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Swimmers
Purdue Ta
Sextet Lo

Defeat
nkmen;

Two Campus Buildings
Declared Fire Hazards
State Budget Director Nowicki Asserts University,
Mason Halls Too Old For Continued Class Use

Full U.S. Aid Could Stop
Germany, Bullitt Asserts;
British Advance In "i bya

ses,

5-2

Natators
Victory
Patten

Splash To Easy
Over Riveters;
Leads, Scoring

Scores Double Win

Cagers Defeated
By Northwestern
By WOODY BLOCK
Purdue felt the axe last night in
the Sports Building pool before a
near-capacity audience as a merciless
Michigan swimming team won every
event on the program to completely
submerge the Boilermakers, 63-21.
Dick Papanguth's underdog tank-
men had to be content with seconds
and thirds, and some of them were
gifts, when Matt Mann's powerful
champions turned on the steam.
It was Michigan all the way and
it was sophomore John Patten who
led the parade with another double
victory in the distance events. In the
first three dual meets the Wolverines
had this year, Patten was entered in
both the 220 and 440 yard races
which he took with comparative ease.
Last night was no exception And
the long-winded, smooth-stroking
sophomore thrilled the crowd as he
added two more races to his victory
string which has reached eight tri-
umphs in eight starts-not bad for
a beginner.
He whipped the top man on the
Purdue team, Jack Carney, and Wol-
verine Tom Williams in the 220 race.
After 75 yards Patten pulled away
and lengthened his lead from there
on in.
Patten's time of 2:13.8' was just
two-tenths of a second off Tom Hay-
nie's Western Conference record set
in 1939; and was more than three
seconds faster than Ed Hutchen's
winning race in last year's Big Ten
inet
Coming back strong in the quarter-
mile, Jack led Blake Thaxter across
the finish line by about three yards,
but Thaxter put up a beautiful race,
hanging on to Fatten the entire dis-
tance.Carney, the Purdue workhorse,
finished third.
Though the Carbondale, Pa., youth
(Continued on Page 3)
Sarnia Stages Rally
During Final Period
By ART HILL
Little Hank. Loud gave everything
he had last night but he made one
slip and it cost Michigan's victory-
starved hockey-team a game. The
Wolverines were tied with the Sarnia
A.C. outfit with nine minutes of play
remaining when Bucky Hystead of
Sarnia attempted to pass out from
behind the goal. Hank tried to deflect
the puck aside but caught the heel
of his stick and skidd'ed into the goal
to give the visitors a 3-2 lead.
The Lowreymen threw caution to
the winds from that point on and
put on a power relay. This gave the
visitors the chance to break loose
for two more scores and the game
ended with the visitors leading, 5-2.
The Sarnia Club was one of the
best the Wolverines have met this
season. They were not as fast as some
of Michigan's previous opponents,
but every man on the squad was an
experienced player and an expert
stick-handler. It was the smartest
team that Eddie Lowrey's boys have
come up against. Only some great
play by the Wolverines prevented the
Sarnias from putting the game on ice
a good deal earlier.
Michigan started fast and went
into the lead just 59 seconds after
the opening whistle when Max Bah-
rych took a pass from Gil Samuelson
and beat Goalie Bob Pacand with a
(Continued on Page 3)
Northwestern Whips
Wolverines, 45-34
(Special To The Daily)
EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 25-()-
Michigan's floundering basketball
team sunk into ninth place in the
Big Ten race tonight, bowing to
Northwestern University, 45 to 34, in

a ragged but spirited battle.
The victory was Northwestern's
first in five Conference games and
advanced the Wildcats to eighth
place. Michigan, with one decision
in six, games, is a notch lower, leav-
ing Chicago alone in the cellar with no

By PAUL CHANDLER
After making a two hour inspection
tour of the campus with President
Ruthven, assistant state budget di-
rector Leo J. Nowicki said yesterday
that he had found two University
buildings which are a serious fire
hazard to hundreds of students who
attend classes there regularly.
He spoke of 100-year-old Mason
Hall and University Hall, two frame
dwellings which at'the present time
are in use as administrative offices
and classrooms.
"If fire sould break; out in these
buildings," Nowicki said, "a serious
tragedy would be almost certain to
result. Classrooms are located on the
second and third floors, the buildings
are old, and the stairways narrow."
Nowicki said that he and Dr. Ruth-
ven had discussed plans for con-
struction of a new "service building"

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JOHN PATTEN

Lewis Lawes
To Give' Talk
Here Monday
Making a special trip from his
post in New York, Lewis E. Lawes,
Warden of Sing Sing, will deliver
the sixth Oratorical Association Lec-
ture of the current season at 8:15
p.m. tomorrow in Hill Auditorium.
The title of Wa'rden Lawes lecture
will be "The Warden Speaks."
Lawes, who is recognized as one
of the world's leading criminologists,
will be introduced by Professor Arthur
E. Wood of the sociology department.
The box-office at Hill Auditorium
will be open all day tomorrow be-
fore Warden Lawes' lecture.
After serving as guard in various
New York penitentiaries, Lawes
reached his post at Sing Sing when
he was thirty-seven years old, the
youngest man ever to serve as Ward-
tn - of Sing Sing in its ninety-four
year history. Now the warden is in
his twenty-first year as the head
of this famous institution.
During his years of service, Lawes
has held to one creed in dealing with
the inmates: Vengeance is not a cure
for crime; rehabilitation is possible
only is convicts are treated like men
instead of beasts. It was this attitude
and his fine work which has brought
fame to Warden Lawes and has made
Sing Sing the most advanced and hu-
mane penal institution in the world.
Faculty Men To Discuss
Foreign Language Study
A discussion of what constitutes a
reading knowledge of a foreign lan-
guage will compose the program of
the meeting of the Romance Lan-
guages Journal Club to be held Tues-
day at 4:15 p.m. in the West Confer-
ence Room of the RackhamBuild-
ing. Prof. M. S. Pargment and Dr.
Hirsch Hootkins will lead the discus-
sion.

Music Recital
New Sonata'
Prof. Brinkman Dedicates
Fantasy To Prof. Pick
In Concert Tomorrow
First performance of "Sonata-
Fantasy" by Prof. Joseph Brinkman,
chairman of the School of Music
piano department, will be featured
in a Sonata Recital at 8:30 p.m. to-
morrow in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre.
Playing in the concert will be Pro-
fessor Brinkman and Prof. Hanns
Pick, chairman of the School of Mu-
sic 'cello department. The sonata was
particularly written for and dedicated
to Professor Pick and is in a rather
strict.form: altlhough inone moVe-
ment.
The remainder of the program will
include "Sonata in A major, Op. 69"
by Beethoven and "Sonata No. 2 in
F major" by Brahms.
Professor Brinkman, who has done
graduate study work with PFttison,
has made many concert tours in the
central west and has served as solo-
ist with the Chicago Symphony Or-
chestra. Professor Pick, a former solo
cellist with the Philadelphia Orches-
tra and a member of the Rhode Is-
land Trio, has toured extensively
through Europe playing in practically
every rmusical capital there.
Economics Club
To Hear Ratcliff
"Housing, The Economic Moses?"
will be the subject of a lecture to be
delivered by Prof. Richard U. Rat-
cliff of the School of Business Ad-
ministration before a meeting of the
Economics Club at 8 p.m. tomorrow
in the West Conference Room of the
Rackham Building.
Professor Ratcliff will discuss the}
technical and economic aspects of
the housing problem in this country.
His talk will be of special interest to
graduate students and staff memn-
bers of the economics and business
administration departments.

which would contain administrative
offices and eventually make it pos-
sible to vacate University Hall.
Describing the service buildings as
"the most pressing need right now,
Nowicki said that he had suggested
to Dr. Ruthven the possibility of
erecting and financing the building
over a period of four or five years,
foregoing the necessity of a large out-
lay of money during any single fiscal
period.
The University owns a parcel of
land near the dental school on which
such a building could be placed. If
Nowicki's "installment plan" method
of construction is used, the rooms
could be inhabited as they were com-
pleted, he said.
The Lansing official said he also
discovered several instances in which
University maintenance had suffered
as the result of a lack of funds during
the past five years. He cited faulty
plumbing and lack of mechanical re-
pair as examples.
Another improvement which the
University is seeking, Nowicki said, is
a new wing on the chemistry building
which could be adapted immediately
to national defense research.
Because the state is concluding a
12 milion dollar hospital program,
Nowicki predicter that greater sums
of money would be appropriated for
educational improvements by the leg-
islature this year.
Vox Pop Radio
Quiz Winners
STo Get Prizes
Free Long Distance Call
To Movie Star Heads
List Of Awards Here
A free long distance telepone call
to a Hollywood movie star will head
the list of prizes to be offered by
"Vox Pop," radio quiz show, when it
makes its first Ann Arbor appear-
ance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the
Union Ballroom.
Other prizes which will be given are
expected to consist of various articles
of merchandise which, if last Thurs-
day's broadcast from the U.S. Naval
Academy is any judge, will consist of
such items as alarm clocks, nylon
hose and portable radios.
Directors of "Vox Pop," Parks
Johnson and Wally Butterworth, will
conduct he program in their usual
manner, by first obtaining vital sta-
tistics of name, age, activities, etc.
and later taking turns in asking their
regular questions. The latter, they
claim, are based entirely on obscure
information.
Selection of participants for the
Tickets for the 700 seats which
will be paced in the Union Ball-
room for the broadcast will be dis-
tributed without charge at 3 p.m.
tomorrow in the Union and League.
Only one will be given to each
a pplicant.
broadcast here are being made by
Nathan Tufts. director of the quiz
program, anddProf. Waldo Abbot of
the speech department. Although
no definite group of students have as
yet been selected, the list of quizees
is expected to be known Thursday.
IStason Issues

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Armored Cars Unresisted
In New Push To Derna,
175 Miles From Egypt
Troops Move Up
On Tobruk Front
(By The Associated Press)'
CAIRO, Egypt, Jan. 25-British
armored cars, having fallen upon]
and broken an Italian tank column,'
were reported to have reached Derna,1
Libya, 175 miles beyond the Egyp-
tian frontier, under circumstances
suggesting it had been .abandoned by]
the Fascists.
During the day they met no resis-]
tance so far as could be learned. The
Italian tanks were dispersed yes-
terday.
Troops Are Advanced
While troops and guns were being'
advanced along the coast road west]
of Tobruk as fast as trucks could
carry them, armored cars and light
mechanized units swept past Mar-
tuba airdrome, which the Italians
had been occupying only three nights
ago.
Beyond stating that operations
were "proceeding satisfactorily" the1
British command gave little informa-
tion of what had happened at Derna,
but the fact RAF reconnaissance]
planes reported spotting eight Ital-
ian planes burning on the landing
ground there was considered signi-
ficant.
It appeared the Italians had fired
the planes before retreating.
New British and Allied successes;
across half the continent of Africa,
to the south, also were reported.
Pursue Italians Into Eritrea
Pursuing Italians into the Eritrean'
foothills, the British were reported
over 100 miles inside that East Afri-
can colony yesterday, nearly half-
way to the Red Sea port of Massawa.
In the southwest sector of the East
African offensive, the British were
pushing into Ethiopia proper opposite
Gallabat.
In aerial support of both spurs of
the British offensive, the RAF re-
porting damaging aircraft on a field
at Magrum, 45 miles south of Ben-
gasi. In East Africa, it was said, hits
were scored on rail lines at Bishia,
Agrodat and Keren. Italian posts,
airplanes and motor transport also
were bombed.
Belgrade Reports Riots
In Two Italian Cities
NEW YORK, Jan. 25.-(,P)-Win-
ston Burdett, CBS correspondent in
Belgrade, reported in a broadcast to-
night that advices received in the
Yugoslav capital said street riots have
been taking place in the northern
Italian cities of Milan and Turin for
the last 24 hours.
German troops, Burdett said he had
been informed, have occupied Milan's
railroad station. Telephone central
office and postoffice. He said they
werereported also on sentry duty at
major Milan factories.

Ba nd To Play J
Annu al Winter
Concert Today
Prof. William D. Revelli will con-
duct the University Band in its
Annual Mid-Winter Concert at 4:15
p.m. today in Hill Auditorium, with
complementary admission extended to
the entire campus.
A special program of modern, clas-
sical and marching music will be
presented. The performance of Mor-
ton Gould's "Cowboy Rhapsody" willj
highlight the concert. Gould, young
eastern composer, has just published
the modern composition which had
its world premiere here last Aprilt
at the band's Spring Concert. He also,
conducted them in the number during
his visit here last week-end for the'
Instrumental Clinic.
A cornet trio, composed of Ray-1
mond Crisara, '42, Donald Dickenson,
'42, and Sedgewick Fields, '44, will,
also be featured in another modern
work by Walter Rogers, "Echos t#
the Catskills." The band will num-
ber 103 pieces, with both male and
female musicians.
A special musical work will be1
played in honor of Lt. Col. Robert M.
Kunz, former drillmaster of the
Marching Band, who leaves at the
end of this month for another post.t
Professor Revelli will also conduct
the following numbers: the first
movement of Alexander Borodin'sz
Second Symphony; the Overture to
"Richard The Third" by German ;
"Mood Mauve" by Howland; William's
first movement in the Symphony in
C minor; Wagner's "Invocation of
Alberich" from the opera "Rhein-a
gold;" and Gustav Holst's first suite
in E flat.
Debaters Plan
Spring eets1
Five Events Announced
For Varsity Squads
All students interested in partici-
pating in the spring schedule of the
men's varsity debate squad are urged
to attend a preliminary meeting at
4 p.m. in Room 4203 Angell Hall, Mr.
Arthur Secord of the speech depart-
ment announced.
Five forensic events will be held
in the spring program based on the
proposition, "Resolved: That the na-
tions of the Western Hemisphere
should form a permanent alliance."
Four two-men teams will partici-
pate in the National Debating Tourn-
ament held annually at Manchester
College, Manchester, Ind. Four men
will also be taken to participate in
annual Delta Sigma Rho Conference
to be held in April.
Other debates will be held here
with Morris Brown College.

Former Envoy To France
Says Invasion 'Certain'
If Britain Loses Fleet
Hull, Halifax Confer
On 'Vital' Interests
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. -OP)-
Declaring the United States is faced
with a "terrible, terrible urgency,"
William C. Bullitt told the House
Foreign Affairs Committee today that
if this country stepped up its pro-
duction of military equipment to war-
time levels Great Britain could de-
feat Germany.
But if Britain falls the former am-
bassador to France said, invasion of
the Western Hemisphere is "almost
certain" and encircling of the United
States by totalitarian powers is as-
sured.
The foremost of a half dozen wit-
nesses to testify today in behalf of
the Administration's British aid bill,
Bullitt read a prepared statement
and then settled himself in a chair
nearly four hours to answer search-
ing questions covering almost every
aspect of the diplomatic world.
As his testimony ended, Bullitt
picked up the leather brief case from
which he had drawn innumerable
papers-including a letter from for-
mer Premier of France Daladier to
President Roosevelt-arose, faced the
committee and declared solemnly:
"I feel this is a terrible, terrible
urgency. I feel that the skipper has
set the course of our ship. All of you
gentlemen are officers and those of
us who are out of office are the crew
-and the cargo is America."
U.S. Industrial Power
Is Rest Aid To Britain
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25-(N)-Vis-
count Halifax, Britain's new ambas-
sador and member of- the British war
cabinet, said today the greatest aid
the United States could provide his
embattled homeland was speedy "mo-
bilization of your great industrial
strength and its translation into ac-
tion in supplying us with the ships
and supplies we need."
The envoy's statement was made to
reporters after he had talked more
than an hour with Cordell Hull, Sec-
retary of State, - a talk which Hali-
fax said covered the whole range of
international affairs of vital interest
to the two nations.
Halifax had an opportunity for an
even longer discussion of the same
subject with President Roosevelt when
the Chief Executive shattered all pre-
cedent by meeting the incoming en-
voy last night on the presidential
yacht Potomac in Chesapeake Bay.
The ambassador, who was making
his first formal call on Secretary
Hull, said he believed "we see things
very much alike." -
Senator James Byrnes
May Succeed McReynolds
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25-( )-
Well-informed sources said today
President Roosevelt had selected Sen-
ator James F. Byrnes of South Car-
olina to succeed James C. McRey-
nolds as an associate justice of the
Supreme Court.
Mr. Roosevelt said yesterday he had
selected an appointee, but added that
the name would not be announced
for many weeks. McReynolds will
retire February 1.
Resource Board Urges
Building Cost Reduction
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25-(NP)-The
National Resources Planning Board,
urging that the construction industry

reduce building costs, declared to-
day prices of both materials and labor
should be lowered.
In a report on a recent housing
survey, the board said "there is need
for more, than 2,500,000 non-farm
homes exclusive of defense housing
to make good the shortage now exist-
ing."
"In 1937 the shortage, exclusive of
farm dwellins. wsn sopxtensive." it

Markuson Cites Ordinary Diseases
As Cause Of Losses In Industry

Little Symphony' To Present
Concert Under Johnson Today

Contrary to the general belief of
laymen, occupational accidents and
diseases constitute less than 10 per
cent of the industrial health program,
Dr. Kenneth E. Markuson, director
of the Bureau of Industrial Hygiene
of the Michigan Department of
Health declared here yesterday be-
fore the closing session of the three-
day second annual Conference on
Industrial Hygiene.
"Over 90 per cent of the lost time
in industry is due to the ordinary
diseases prevalent in the, general
adult population," Dr. Markuson
stated. "Only very recently have we
realized that occupational accidents
and diseases were such a small part
of the industrial health program."
The Conference has held three days
of lectures and discussions to review

incidence of pneumonia is twice as
high.
"The extent of the industrial
health problem is realized when we
consider that of the 50 million gain-
fully employed persons in the United
States, 15 million are employed in
the manufacturing, mining and me-
chanical industries where the more
hazardous exposures occur," Dr. Mar-
kuson asserted.
He explained that the first medica1
programs in industry were concerned
entirely with traumatic injury and
accident prevention, and only after
many years was the scope enlarged
to include illness as well as injury,
medical treatment as well as surgery.
Speaking on metallic poisoning,
Mr. Paul Rezin, field supervisor of
the Bureau of Industrial Hygiene of
the Michigan Department of Health,

Second Report
For A Cencies,
A member of the Attorney Gener-
al's Advisory Committee on Adminis-
trative Procedure, Dean E. Blythe
Stason of the Law School, revealed
yesterday that he and two other
members of the committee had en-
tered a supplementary report that
went even further than did the com-
mittee report in recommending that
judicial and prosecuting functions of
federal agencies be separated.
The committee report, published
in Washington on Thursday, was the
work of two years' intensive research
and study by 11 of the nation's out-
standing authorities on administra-
tive law.

Thor Johnson will conduct a con-
cert of the University Little Sym-
phony Orchestra at 8 p.m. today in
the Union Ballroom under the au-
spices of the International Center.
Tickets are free and may be ob-
tained at the Center, Prof. Raleigh
Nelson, its director, announced. Fac-
ulty, students and townspeople are
invited to attend the program offered
by one of the University's outstand-
ing musical groups.
As the last Sunday evening pro-
gram for the semester the orchestra
will present Mozart's Symphony in
A Major, Lekeu's Adagio, Opus 3,
"Les Fleurs pales du souvenir," and
Tansman's composition, "For Chil-
dren."
The nationally-known orchestral
group, organized in 1934, will also
play three transcriptions by Debussy,
"The Snow Is Falling," "The Girl

THOR JOHNSON

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