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Lend-Lease Bi1
Feeds Amendments

Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication
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Ruthven Defines
National Defense
Role Of Colleges

Indiana Beats Michigan)
In Thrilling Tilt, 41-37

Schools Should Perform
Every 'Direct Service'
Possible,_Report Says
Building Is Needed
For Administration
In his annual report to the Board
of Regents, President Alexander G.
Ruthven yesterday defined the role
of state universities in the national
defense program as giving "direct
service wherever it is possible to do
so without interfering with the pur-
suit of their major functions."
President Ruthven pointed out that
the institutions of higher learning
are in a position to make many con-
tributions to an "adequate" program.
of national defense, by conducting
research, providing special 'short
courses for experts in many branches
of the service, loaning members of
the staff for special work and assist-
ing in other ways in building a "pow-
erful" Army and Navy.
But he emphasized that the
greatest service which the Ui-
versity can rendpr is to train young
men and women, "according to
their aptitudes, for only in this way
can the country be assured of a
citizenry properly prepared for both
peace and war."
Dr. Ruthven stated that giving the
most effective service to the national
defense program would mean that
"the staff and equipment should, be
kept intact, the students should be
kept in school, and reqired military
training should be coordinated, and
not interfere seriously, with the regu-
lar school work."
Removal of the mill tax limit,
an administration building, an ad-
dition to the chemistry building
and appropriations for repairs and
alterations of the University plant
and for the purchase of land were
outlined by President Ruthven as
the specific requests which would
be presented to the legislature dur-
ing this session.
The University budget for 1939-40
was set at $9,111,847.39, including the
' amounts allocated to the Summer
Session and the University Hospital,
but not including the endowments
for research, {scholarships and fel-
lowships. The total income received
from the state through the mill tax
was $4,475,000, according to the
President's report.
Stressing the "great need for in-
creased state support," Dr. Ruthven
pointed out that the amount now
provided by the state is approxi-
mately $446,000 less per year than
was received eight years ago, when
there were 3,304 fewer students in at-
tendance during the regular session.
Dr. Ruthven deplored the spirit
of rivalry among institutions of
higher learning, averring that
such a spirit led to "wasteful du-
plication of departments, equip-
ment and courses." In his opinion,
both state-supported and private
institutions should agree upon a
"regional distribution of functions,
not only for the sake of economy,
but also in the interest of better
Warning against the .danger of
federal control of education, Presi-
dent Ruthven declared that "federal
subsidies may for a short time give
relief and opportunities for expan-
sion to a school, but the ultimate
result will .be an institution run, at
least in part, by bureau clerks and
educational politicians, unless every
move in the direction of control is
thwarted, even to the refusal of this
type of assistance."
Dr. Ruthven described the propos-
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Party To Be Given
By Detroit. Alumni
The Detroit chapter of the Alumni
Association of the University will
have its first annual Old Timers'
Party tomorrow night at the Univer-
sity Club in Detroit.
Present as guests Hof the Chapter
will be all the Alumni leaders of past.

Appointed By Roosevelt

Mandler Scores 12 Points
In Defeat; Bill Cartini l
Also Stars In Contest
The time-honored adage that
"Valor Must Find Its Reward" went
for naught again at Yost Field House
last night as Michigan's gallant cag-
ers put up another grand battle only
to lose to mighty Indiana by a 41-371
For three-quarters of the game, it
looked as if the Wolverines might ac-
complish a repetition of their start-
ling 1939 upset over the Hoosiers, but
Indiana's finesse and abundant man-
power proved too much of an obstacle
for the. tired Varsity to overcome.
Once again it was a case of Michi-
gan giving all it had, and once again
Michigan's best was not enough.
Every member of the Wolverines'
starting five played through the whole
40 minutes and every one of Coach
Bennie Oosterbaan's die-hards did
a yeoman job.
Jim Mandler regained his lost
scoring touch to pour 12 points
through the basket; sorrel-topped
Bill Cartmill played a bang-up floor
game in addition to doing a fine job
of snagging rebounds; and Capt. Herb
Brogan, Mike Sofiak and George
Ruehletall ran their legs weary in an
effort to bring about an upset.
But Coach Branch McCracken
strategically shuttled his substitutes
back and forth into the ball game,
and every time Michigan threatened
to 'make things hot for the Crimson
quintet the Hoosiers pulled a few
shots out of the bag to stay in, the
During the whole first half, Ooster-
baan's game gang stayed right in the
ball game with the defending NCAA
champs. The lead changed hands no
less than seven times; Michigan nev-
er trailed by more than three points
Debate Group
Meets Today

Pres. Ruthven
To Be Member
Of Naval Board
President Alexander G. Ruthven
has accepted an appointment from
U. S. President Franklin D. Roose-
velt to serve on the 1941 board of
visitors at the Naval Academy in
Annapolis, it was announced today.
President Ruthven has been re-
quested by Col. Frank Knox, secre-
tary of the navy, to attend the first
meeting of the new board during the
week of April 23.
Among the duties of the board of
visitors is to report on the adequacy
and the condition of the physical
equipment at the Academy, and also
to recommend to the officials in
charge whatever changes in physical
equipment the board deems necessary.
The board also has the function
of studying the curriculum of the
Academy and recommending what-
ever changes in education method
and practice they consider desirable.
Part of their attention will be direct-
ed to a consideration of morale and
discipline at the Academy.
Thought For The Day:
Teinper Does Not Pay
A man parked his car on Church
Street yesterday.
Two hours later he returned to it,
found three flat tires. Without say-
ing a word, he opened up the trunk,
took out the jack and smashed all'
the windows of the car, scratching up
the paint considerably. He marched
off angrily.
A little later he returned, feeling
somewhat cooler. Damages: three
flat tires, six broken windows, one
lost 'temper. Tires and windows:
$32.50; temper: still lost.

at any one time in the 20-minute
stretch; held the lead on four occa-
sions; and when the Wolverines left
the floor at the halfway mark trail-
ing the peerless Hoosiers. 22-18, the
crowd gave the Varsity a tremendous
hand for its efforts.
It was right after the start of the
second half, however, that the Var-
sity made its strongest bid to over-
come Indiana. John Logan and
Mandler had each scored baskets and
Bill Menke and Sofiak free throws to
bring the score to 25-21, when the
Wolverines made their move.
Cartmill cannedta difficult one-
hand shot from the foul line and
Mandler caged a foul shot and a'
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Berlin Denies
Riot Reports
From Milan
West, Central Germany
Admit Slight Damage
In Night Air Attacks
BERLIN, Jan. 27-WP)-German
troops passing through Milan en
route to southen Italy were report-
ed today to have been heartily cheered
yesterday by the Italian population.
Rumors of an uprising in Milan
and Turin were categorically denied,
meanwhile, in German government
quarters. It was stated that no Ger-
man troops whatever are in Turin..
(Authoritative Fascists in Rome al-
so denied foreign reports of rioting
in northeastern Italian cities and of
German soldiers having been sent in
to police the country. The Fascists,
branding the reports as " a ridiculous
invention without the slightest basis,"
said the only Nazi soldiers in Italy
were members of the German Air
German authorities profess to know
nothing about troops other than air
force detachments having gone to
Italy. Asked what the reference to
the passage of troops through Milan
meant, they said: "It is natural that,
once the air forcehas beenaassigned
to a certain task in a certain place,
all sorts of reinforcements and re-
placements must be sent from time
to time."
No figures are available on the size
of the forces sent to Italy's aid. A
Nazi authority commented "this will
become evident once the archives of
war are opened after the war is over."
On the war front, the Nazi high
command announced British raiders
killed four persons and injured six
in western and central Germany last
night. Damage was said to have been
Heads Named
By Antonescu
BUCHAREST, Jan. 27.-(')-Pre-
mier General Ion Antonescu formed
a provisional military government for
Rumania today, eliminating from his
cabinet all members of the Iron
Guard, which was held responsible
for the nation's short-lived but
bloody revolt.
All but seven members of the new
government are high-ranking army
officers and close personal friends of
Antonescu, who continued in the dual
capacity of premier and foreign min-
In all, there are 11 generals, a
lieutenant colonel, an air command-

Foreign Secretary Eden,
Labor Minister Bevin
Also Meet U.S. Visitor
Plans Soon To Visit
De Valera In Eire
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, Jan. 27-Private citizen
Wendell L. Willkie, displaying the
same vigor and enthusiasm of Willkie
the campaigner, conferred at length
today with the top men of Britain's
War Cabinet -- Prime Minister
Churchill, Foreign Secretary Anthony
Eden and Labor Minister Earnest
Bevin in his first full day in this
capital of empire. Willkie also sand-
wiched in a quick tour of the city
of London, the financial district 1
around St. Paul's Cathedral which
was devastated by the German fire
bomb raid of Dec. 29, and announced
his intention to go to neutral Eire
(Ireland) to see Prime Minister Eam-
on1 De Valera.
Willkie To Go To Eire
It was understood Willkie might
take the trip next week. From Dublin
came the word De Valera would be
"very glad indeed" to see him.
Willkie called first on Eden, then
went to No. 10 Downing Street to see
Churchill and present a message from
President Roosevelt. His original lun-
cheon engagement called for only an
hour's stay, but he and Churchill be-
came so engrossed in their conversa-
tion that it lasted twice that long.
"He was very gracious," Willkie
said upon leaving the Prime Minis-
ter. "I knew he was a great man. I
know it now even more."
From Churchill's official residence
he went to call on Bevin and they,
too, hit it off from the start.
Grinning through. most of the day,
Willkie spoke bitterly but once. That
was when he viewed the fire-black-
ened ruins in London's ancient "city"
where, he was told 3,000,000 books
had been burned.
No Official Connection
"I thought the burning of Pater-
noster Row, the street where books
are published, rather symbolic," he
observed. "They destroyed the place
where the truth is told."
Willkie said he found the destruc-
tion just about as he expected it, but
exclaimed, "The way it is being dealt
with astonishes me; they are grand
There were more than 1,000 tele-
grams alone, he said, "mostly from
the man in the street," urging him to
"come to dinner with me," and "come
spend the night in my home."
"Do you think the United States
will come into the war?" he was asked
at a morning conference with 200
British newspapermen. Willkie re-
plied: "I can not speak on that. I
have no connection with the govern-
ment in any way."

English Report
Italian Retreat
A tUmm Hagar
CAIRO, Egypt, Jan. 27. --()- A
precipitate retreat of. Italians into
Eritrea from their last post on the
border with the Anglo-Egyptian Su-
dan. Umm Hagar, was reported in
military circles here tonight, and the
British were said to be in hot pur-
While the British East African
campaign apparently was gaining
momentum, another branch of Gen-,
eral Sir Archibald P. Wavell's army
was said to be strengthening its posi-
tions 2,000 miles away at Derna, the
next Libyan port in the path of the
major drive in North Africa.
British vanguards in Italian Eri-
trea were reported only a few miles
from Agordat, an important station
on the railroad eastward toward As-
maria, the Eritrean capital ,70 miles
beyond, and Massaua, Eritrea's only
good port.
The Italian army threw up defense
works hastily at Agordat, British mili-
tary sources said. There was no in-
dication, however, that troops would
be sent up the railroad from Asmara
to reinforce the divisions which the
British now have pressed back about
80 miles since the recapture of Kas-
sala, in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan,
Jan. 19.
Student Dies
Of Pneumonia
Paul C. Wilcox Passes
Away Here Su nday
Paul C. Wilcox, '44E, died Sunday
afternoon in the Health Service of
staphyloccous pneumonia.
Admitted to the infirmary last
Tuesday sufferingwith the flu, Wil-
cox suddenly took a turn for the
worse Saturday, and his parents were
notified immediately in Syracuse,
N.Y. They arrived in Ann Arbor
after his death, Sunday evening, and
have made arrangements to take his
body to Syracuse for interment.
Dr. William M. Brace, assistant
director of the Health Service, said
yesterday that the type of pneumonia
that developed from Wilcox's original
case of the flu is a rare type, and
that there is no evidence of the dis-
ease in any other patient at the
Dr. Brace also declared that this
is the fourth week of the series of flu
cases on the campus, and that there
has been no lessening in the number
of cases.
Serious complications such as those
of which Wilcox died are caused by
not taking care of small colds which
may develop into flu or an illness
more serious, he warned.

Women's Varsity
$ehedules Nine

Hull Says Aid To Britain
l Not Put U.S. In War;
Wilkie, Churchill Meet


All women interested in participat-
ing in the spring season of Women's
Varsity debate schedule are urged
to meet at 4 p.m. today in Room
4203 Angell Hall, Prof. Kenneth
Hance of the speech department in
charge of the activity announced.
Nine debates have been scheduled
with other Michigan colleges includ-
ing Wayne University, Albion and
Michigan State. One debate on
each of the three propositions will
be held, during February and March
with each institution.
One proposition is: "Resolved: That
the admission to liberal arts colleges
should be limited to those who are
in the upper 25% of their secondary
school graduating class". The sec-
ond topic will be "Resolved: That
freedom of speech and press should
be abrogated in time of national
defense". The third proposition is
"Resolved: That the nations of the
Western Hemisphere should form a
permanent alliance."
Four women will ;be taken to the
annual National Congress of Delta
Sigma Rho, national forensic fra-
ternity April 3, 4, and 5.

Cabinet Leader Reported
Convincing Senate Group
Of Lease-Lend Merits
Says American Help
Has Held Off Nazis
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.--(P)
-President Roosevelt and Con-
gressional leaders of both parties
discussed amendments to the
lend-lease bill at an extraordin-
ary conference tonight, but Sen-
ator Barkley (Dem.-Ky.) said
they came to no agreement or
understanding on the subject.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27-(IP)-Pre-
senting the administration's case for
the Lease-Lend Bill to the Senate
Foreign Affairs Committee today,
Secretary Hull was reported to have
made progress toward convincing sev-
eral members whose attitude had been
considered doubtful.
The Secretary of State testified in
secret session, but informed sources
quoted him as saying American assis-
tance was largely responsible for the
fact the Nazis have not invaded Eng-
land and emphatically denying
charges the measure would involve
the United States in the war.
Later Senator Van Nuys (Dem-
Ind), who had not declared his posi-
tion on the bill, made it more than
plain that he had been impressed
and said there were others.
Conferees Named
"He presented a beautiful case,"
the Senator said. "I believe he made
some support fdr the bill."
Meanwhile, Speaker Rayburn an-
nounced President Roosevelt had ar-
ranged to confer tonight with eight
congressional leaders to discuss the
bill. There was talk that amendments
might be offered as a result of the
Rayburn listed these conferees:
Senator Barkley (Dem -Ky), Chair-
man George (Dem-Ga) of the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee; Sen-
ator McNary (Rep-Ore), Senate Mi-
nority Leader; Rayburn himself;
Chairman Bloom (Dem-NY) of the
House Foreign Affairs Committee;
Representative Luther A. Johnson
(Dem-Tex), senior Democratic mem-
ber of the Committee; Representative
Martin of Massachusetts, the Repub-
lican Floor Leader, and Representa-
tive McCormack (Dem-Mass), the
Majority Floor Leader.
It was the first time Republican
members of Congress had been in-
cluded in administration strategy
meetings on the bill.
Amendment Proposed
One informed legislator said ad-
ministration supporters in both the
House and Senate had agreed inform-
ally on the substance of amendments,
expected to be presented the House
Foreign Affairs Committee this week.
He added they wanted to get Mr.
Roosevelt's reaction to them.
In general, it was believed these
amendments might include a two-
year time limitation on operation of
the bill, a provision against the use
of American naval units to convoy
ships, and possibly an over-all esti-
mate on the expenditures likely to
be involved in the program.
Hull's remarks about non-involve-
ment in war were said to have been
made in response to questions by
Senator Johnson (Rep-Calif). John-
son, who contends the administration
foreign policy is heading the nation
toward war, questioned Hull sharply
and at length.
Ormondroyd Called
To Service In Navy

National defense cut into the ranks
of University faculty members yes-
terday with the announcement that
Prof. Jesse Ormondroyd of the engin-
eering mechanics department had
been called to active duty with the
United States Navy, effective Feb. 17.
Now a lieutenant-commander in
the Naval Reserve, Professor Ormon-

Dimitri On The Podium:
Minneapolis Symphony Gives
Choral Union Concert Today

Warden On The Dais:
Society Constructs Barriers
For Criminals, Lawes States

Dimitri Mitropoulos, noted Greek
conductor, will lead the Minneapolis
Symphony Orchestra in the eighth
Choral Union Concert at 8:30 p.m.
today in Hill Auditorium.
A few remaining tickets for the
performance may be had at the of-
fices of the University Musical Soci-
ety, which sponsors the Choral Union
series, in Burton Memorial Tower, or
after 7 p.m. today at the Hill Audi-
torium box-office. This concert will
be the last in the series until the
beginning of the second semester.
The Minneapolis Symphony Or-
chestra makes its debut in Ann Arbor
tonight with a special program in-
cluding Beethoven's Overture to Pro-
menteus," Op. 43; Schumann's Sym-
phony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61; Sme-
tana's Symphonic Poem from "The


er, four college #professors, a supreme By JEAN SHAPERO
court judge and two technical experts. Warden Lewis E. Lawes head of
As Antonescu reshaped his govern- Sing Sing prison, last night cited
ment, soldiers with bayonets fixed be- the major evils in the modern prison
gan halting every automobile pass- system and described the corrective
ing through Bucharest in a redoubled methods of running a prison, which
search for any Iron Guard extreme- he learned during his years as a
ists who thus far have escaped the prison guard, superintendent and
government's dragnet. warden of many institutions.
Also, just outside Antonescu's office, Even the intelligent paroled crimi-
a funeral was held in the scarred nal has difficulty in re-entering so-
public square for 17 army men who ciety because of the barriers set up'
fell in quelling last week's abortive against his adjustment, Lawes de-
revolt. Thousands stood with bared clared. People say that we should give
heads at the mass funeral as a bliz- a man a helping hand, Lawes pointed
zard swirled through the square, out, but still they condone the rules
that prevent a man on parole from
Rationing Of Spaghetti ┬░ntering the Army, the Navy, the
Increases Belt Tension The necessity for creating morale
was 'described by Lawes, who point-
ROME, Jan. 27-(oP)-Ration cards ed out that a prison is not merely a
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