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Very Warm for March.



Pact With Brazil
Brings Hope To .. .



Cinder Team
Seeks Crown
In Conference
Tilt At Chicago
Sextet Outplays Miehigan
Tech, But Only Garners
Tie In Overtime Struggle
Ohio State Favored
To Win Track Meet
Grimly determined to regain the
title relinquished to the Indiana
Hoosiers last year, Michigan's knights
of the cinder track set out for Chi-
cago this morning on the trail of
their 12tk Western Conference in-
door track crown.
Undismayed by a torrent of pre-
meet publicity and predicting which
has practically figured them out of
the picture, the Wolverine thinclads
are pinning their hopes on tradi-
tional team balance and power to
overcome the tremendous threat of
an Ohio State crew which has been
overwhelmingly favored to sweep all
opposition aside on its way to the
Wright Leads Buckeyes
Led by their sensational hurdler
and dash star, Bob Wright, the Buck-
eyes have been the talk of the Con-
ference this year with their five con-
secutive dual meet wins. Always con-
sidered a strong contender for the
Big Ten crown, Ohio State has never
yet been able to wrap up the cup and
store it in its luggage for the trip
back to Columbus. But the track ex-
perts have picked this as the Buck-
eyes' year and, like everything which
comes to those who wait, the long
elusive title might finally fall into
the Bucks' outstretched hands.
But the Wolverines cannot be
counted out so easily. Also unde-
feated in dual meet competition this
season, the Michigan squad has dem-
onstrated strength aplenty, and with
a few breaks in the right direction,
the Wolverines might very well sweep
to an -upset win over the favored
Buckeyes and a powerful crew from
Unpredictable Angles
Like all competitive sports, track
abounds with upredictable angle
and it is just these unpredictable
angles which might give the Wolver-
ines their win. In a meet as close as
this one promises to be, the second
and third place winners might very
well decide the ultimate victor and
if the other Big Ten schools take
enough runner-up places away from
the Buckeyes, Michigan might con-
ceivably work its way through to the
Frank McCarthy looms as one of
the most important unpredictable
(Continued on Page 3)
hockey Team Ties
Michigan Tech, 2-2
Copy flows easier today, the first
time since they re-treaded the rib-
bons on the typewriters up here in
the Daily last December. True, the
Wolverines didn't win last night
against the visiting Miners, but the
tie in overtime is their best record
on Coliseum ice this season.
The facts on the case go some-
thing like this. Eddie Lowrey's sex-
tet out-pushed, out-skated and gen-
erally out-played Michigan Tech.
Michigan scoring punch, heretofore
lacking, netted a couple of markers,

but with a few more breaks, the
Maize and Blue score might have
been greater-with a possible vic-
tory. Give credit to Tech goalie Fred
Meyer, who turned in some 34 spark-
ling saves to hold down the Wolverine
Three Michigan men played princi-
pal roles in garnering the two mark-
ers. Bill Dance was credited with a
counter and an assist, Johnny Cor-
son pounded in, another, while Bob
Collins cleared the puck for Dance's
score. Captain Bob Petaia and Art
Dorffi scored for the Tech cause.
- The Wolverines, playing without
their lanky captain, Paul Goldsmith,
were not at their best, but as for
fighting spirit-well, they had it.
Hank Loud had his best night this
year in the nets, turning into duds
countless Tech attempts.
The first period was a see-saw af-
fair, with neither team having any
particular advantage. Only one pen-
(Continued on Page 3)
Production Board Stops
Sales Of Tvnewriters

Swing Concert Planned
By Committee Of 1942
Faculty Scholarship Committee Sanctions 'Bomber-
Scholarships'; Committee Of '42 Approves

Amidst a deluge of defense savings,
vocational guidance and blood donor
proposals, the Committee of 1942
unanimously went on record yester-
day to approve plans for a Cab Callo-
way swing concert to be held here
April 15 with proceeds going to the
new "bomber-scholarship" fund.
The committee enthusiastically
heard Bck Dawson, '42, outline the
Alpha Phi' Omega proposal which
would present to students three hours
of swing, a radio musical quiz pro-
gram, and an opportunity to back one
of the University's most far-sighted
war moves.
Plans Tentative
Plans for the concert are still in a
tentative stage, according to Dawson,
but they only await final confirma-
tion by the theatre or auditorium
where it will be held.
Student apathy to the last drive
for blood donations was deplored by
the Blood Bank committee which also
announced March 31 as the next
scheduled arrival of the Red Cross's
mobile unit.
Although smaller schools in the
East have pledged as many as 2,000
donors, the committee was informed,
University men have not turned out
in large enough numbers to permit
a two-day visit by the Red Cross
unit. One thousand three hundred
Michigan students have signified a
willingness to give blood, but only 165
actually contributed.
Defense Stamp Drive
In a report by the defense savings
committee, Michigan's war-emergen-
cy student organization was told of
increased preparation for continuing
defense stamp sales. In addition to
permanent booths on campus, a "di-
agonal-of-dimes" drive was also out-
lined--subject to further discussion.
The "square peg in a round hole"
student will be eliminated, if a Com-
mittee of 1942 vocational guidance
plan offered yesterday is put into
efect. This proposal is aimed both at
Agent 'Vie rec k
Found Guilty
In Short Trial
WASHINGTON, March 5.-(A')-
George Sylvester Viereck, alleged
master mind of German propaganda
in the United States, was convicted
by a jury in Federal District Court
today of withholding essential infor-
mation when he registered with the
State Department as an agent of
German interests.
The jury of two women and ten
men had deliberated about two hours
before reaching its decision.
Viereck was accused of violating
the foreign agents registration act by
failing to throw full light on his
propaganda activties.'
The penalty for violation of the
act is two to six years imprisonment,
a fine up to $3,000, or both.
The jury was given the case after
argument by the defense that the
government had made no showing
that Viereck had engaged in unlawful
or un-American activties.
In reply, special prosecutor William
Power Maloney said there was clear
evidence the defendant was "the
American mouth-piece of the Nazis
in Berlin-the American apostle of
the murderous, lying rogues of the

increasing wartime supply of engin-
eers and placing freshmen with er-
gineering aptitude into the engineer-
ing college.
Gain New Support
"Bomber-scholarships," aimed at
social mobilization of the campus for
immediate defense expenses and fu-
ture aid to returning student war vet-
erans, received another impetus yes-
terday with its approval by the Com-
mittee of 1942 and the Faculty Schol-
arship Committee of the literary col-
First to support the plan originated
by the Abe Lncoln Cooperative
(Turn to Page 2, Col. 4)
No New Tires
Retreads Seen
By Henderson,


Rubber Unavailable
Civilian Motorists ;

WASHINGTON, March 5.-(AP)-
Owners of 22,500,000 automobiles
now operating in this country re-
ceived a blunt and gloomy warning
today that they cannot hope to get
any new or retreaded tires in the
next three years or longer, barring
unforeseen war victories or miracles.
Leon Henderson, Director of Ci-
vilian Supply and Price Administra-
tor, announced the startling details
of the critical wartime rubber short-
age at a public hearing of the special
Senate committee investigating na-
tional defense.
'Not A Single Pound'
After grimly testifying that there
would not be a "single pound of new
crude rubber" available either for
new tires or retreads on some 30,000,-
000 automobiles of ordinary citizens,
Henderson said "that means starkly
and simply that the majority of these
cars are likely to be laid up when
their present tires are worn out and
the ingenuity of their owners has
been exhausted."
Later the chunky defense official
modified this a bit by saying officials
still hoped to keep some 7,400.000 of
these cars operating for defense
workers, on tires made largely from
reclaimed rubber during the next
three years. However, this still would
leave 22,500,000 cars of ordinary citi-
zens without tire replacements.
Supply Picture Dark
Questions from Senators on the in-
vestigating committee who previously
had gone over the extensive rubber
data failed to brighten the supply
Henderson said it would be a "near
miracle" if synthetic rubber produc-
tion could reach 'the hoped-for goals
of 300,000 tons next year and 600,000
tons by 1944. He specifically cau-
tioned agaisnt expecting any sub-
stantial rubber production from Bra-
zil, or guayule plants in this country
and hemisphere.
There will be an important
meeting of the Tryout and Junior
Editorial staffs of the Michigan-
ensian today at 4:15.

Group To Get
Call In June
Stimson Announces Plan
To Fill Army Quotas
From All Registrants
Induction In Order
Of Ages Is Dropped
WASHINGTON, March 5.-(
(EP)Men who registered last month for
Selective Service will begin getting
their induction orders early in June,
Secretary Stimson said today.
Saying that the Army did not plan
to call for induction by age groups,
the Secretary said Selective Service
headquarters and War Department
officials had agreed on a plan which
in effect would integrate last month's
registrants with the men registered
previously, while avoiding the me-
chanical difficulties and delays of re-
assigning order numbers.
Stimson made it clear that the or-
iginal group of registrants would not
be exhausted before calls were made
on the new group, and said also that
"there will be no 20-year-old class,
21-year-old class, and so on, with
the drafts made on the younger class
until it is exhausted, and then on
through the succeeding classes."
Lottery March 17
Men in the 20-21 and 37-44 age
groups, who registered Feb. 16, will
be given their order numbers on the
basis of a national lottery to be held
March 17. As soon as administrative
details of this process have been
completed, Stimson said, local boards
will receive their quotas for induction,
probably about June 1.
These quotas will be filled by tak-
ing men from both groups-those
who registered last month, whom
Stimon referred to as the "X-group,"
and those of the original registration,
whom he called the "Y-group,"-
in proportion to the number of men
available in each.
The Secretary made this an-
nouncement in the course of a gen-
eral discussion of the nation's mili-
tary affairs.
Air Corps Important
He said that the impending Army
reorganization was intended to give
the Air Corps a position of impor-
tance so that the present world con-
flict-"very largely an air war" -
would not be waged on the pattern
of "past or obsolete wars." He em-
phasized the transcendent impor-
tance of the air arm and disclosed
Great Britain and the United
States would continue their "intense
support" of the Dutch in the East
Indies and that American aid there
had increased heavily in the last
Troops of the Engineer Corps were
on their way to lay out pioneer roads
for the Alaskan defense highway
which will link the United States and
its strategic northern territory
through Canadian soil.
Detroit Project
To Stay Empty
'Sojourner Truth' Awaits
End Of Racial Dispute
Detroit's Sojourner Truth housing
development will remain empty until
federal and city' officials find a way
to end a racial controversy which
caused a riot between white persons

and Negroes last Saturday.
This was learned today after a
conference called to consider pro-
tests against Negro tenancy of the
big development located in a section
populated mostly by white persons.
Attending the meeting were John
B. Blandford, Jr., National Housing
Administrator; Leon H. Keyserling,
acting Commissioner of the Federal
Housing Authority; Mayor Edward
J. Jeffries, of Detroit; Charles Edge-
comb, secretary of the Detroit Hous-
ing Commisssion, and Representative
Tenerowicz (Dem.-Mich.)
'Batty' Dive Bomber
Makes Coeds Squeal
Wide-eyed and screaming, stu-
dents in the Conference Room of
the main library last night lifted
their noses from their books and
discovered they were in the midst
of an air raid.
A lone bat was soaring over=
head. Immediately the anti-air--
craft defoenewent into action.

Bataan Army
Takes Heavy
Toll Of Japs
Soviet Troops Recapture
Yukhnov In Break-Up
Of Nazi Defense
WASHINGTON, March 5.-(P)-
Add to the score of General Douglas
MacArthur's forces on Bataan Pen-
insula: "thousands" of Japanese sol-
diers believed killed in the recent
surprise air raid on enemy ships in
Subic Bay.
The three large vessels, sunk were
transports, a War Department com-
munique announced, These were
loaded with enemy soldiers, many of
whom were killed in the explosion of
ammunition on board the ships or
were drowned as their craft settled
to the bottom.
Meanwhile, Secretary Stimson an-
nounced at a press conference that
"material" airplane reinforcements
had been sent to Java in the last
week. He declined to go into details,
but did say that the withdrawal of
General Sir Archibald Wavell as Al-
lied commander-in-chief in the
southwest Pacific meant no slacken-
ing of American and British support
for the Dutch.
"Not only has that support not
been diminished by withdrawals," he
said, "but in the past week we have
increased our air support materially."
The Secretary of War grinned his
satisfaction at word of MacArthur's
unexpected coup. The surprise at-
tack was made, presumably, by the
remuiants of the American air force
on Bataan. This consists, it is com-
monly supposed, of a limited num-
ber of pursuit planes, many of them
thrown together with salvaged parts
from a number of destroyed planes.
Soviet Takes Yukhnov
As Advance Continues
MOSCOW, March 5.-(P)-Clean-
ing up a stubborn pocket of German
resistance 125 miles east of Smo-
lensk, the Red Army in its westward
offensive has recaptured the town of
Yukhnov, on the highway from Mos-
cow to Warsaw, the Soviet Command
announced tonight.
This town lies 50 or 60 miles be-
hind the points of farthest Russian
advance in this region and its recap-
ture apparently eliminates a seri-
ous hazard to the rear of the advanc-
ing Soviet troops, in view of the im-
mnence of a German spring offens-
Evidence of the tenacity of the
German resistance in this region is
the fact that as long ago as Jan. 10
the Russians recaptured the town
of Mosalsk, which is 20 miles south
of Yukhnov, and yet until now had
not cleared up the Yukhnov picket.
New Russian tanks battered today
through ice-hardened snow forts
erected by the Germans on the Stara-
ya Russa front in an unrelenting
drive which already is reported to
have reduced the desperate Nazi 16th
Army from 96,000 to 60,000 men.

Javanese People's Council Told Of Fight
'Practically Alone' Against Heavy Odds;
Invaders Only Ten Miles From Batavia
BANDOENG, Java, Friday, March 6.-(P)-With Java being virtually
torn apart by the rampant invader, the Dutch East Indies Government held
out today the hope of a MacArthur-like defense and the chance of a count-
er-stroke against Japan "at any moment . . . from another side."
Addressing the People's Council, Javanese legislative body, in a session
which lasted almost to midnight, Lieutenant Governor-General Dr. Hu-
bertus J.Van Mook called for continuation of "the courageous and tenaci-
ous resistance."
Face Numerically Superior Enemy
The fall of Singapore, he said, had left the Netherlands Indies to face a
numerically superior enemy practically alone-"I say practically alone, for
it is not true that our Allies have left us altogether.
"This is not true, and it may be expected that at any moment the at-
tack on the enemy will be launched from another side.
"There are American, Australian and British forces in this country
which are fighting just as bravely as our men."
The foe stood within 10 miles of the capital city of Batavia. He was
beating forward upon this Dutch military headquarters of Bandoeng. Van
_Mook gave up for lost, by the very
inequality of power between the de-
To peak Here Today fenders and the attackers, the "little-
defended outer provinces" along
Java's northern shore.
"Against this force we cannot pit a
force which at all points simultane-
ously can defend our country," he
said. "In this case we must find
our strength, as MacArthur did, in

Jap Troops Strike Deeper
Into Java As Dutch Seek
,MacArthur-Like Defense


* * *
British Religion
Will Be Subject
Of Paton Talk
"Religion in Wartime England"
will be discussed by Dr. William
Paton, British religious leader, at
8:15 p.m. today in the Rackham Lec-
ture Hall.
Dr. Paton's talk is the second in
a series of lectures given under the
auspices of the Student Religious As-
sociation on religion in the war and
its role in the peace after the war.
The British churchman is in this
country to participate in several im-
portant church conferences.
Dr. Paton has studied at both Ox-
ford and Cambridge. Shortly after
his education he served as secretary
for the Student Christian Movement
of Great Britain. Later he acted as
general secretary for the National
Christian Council of India, Burma
and Ceylon. Since 1928 Dr. Paton
has held a post in the International
Missionary Council.
Editor of the International Review
of Missions, Dr. Paton is also the
author of several religious works. His
latest book is "The Church and the
New Order."

-The Columbia Broadcasting Sys-
tem listening station said tonight
Radio Tokyo had proclaimed the
fall of Batavia, capital city of Java.
The broadcast, was in Japanese
and stated that the Java capital
had been "completely occupied" by
the invading forces since 9:30 p.m.
Japanese time March 5. There was,
however, no confirmation of the
concentrating and defending certain
areas where nature gives us an op-
portunity to resist the superior
Meanwhile the enemy, casting his
air arm out over the southern island,
had opened aerial attacks upon Tjil-
atjap, the single port on that shore
that could be used to disembark
Allied reinforcements.
General Allied Reverses
The Dutch Command told a story
of tragically general Allied reverses,
of an enemy force thus far irresist-
ible (and aforce which London un-
derstood, although the Dutch there
had no confirmation, had been
strengthened by new landings on the
west coast of Java in the face of
Allied counter-attacks.)
This was the position on the three
main fronts:
Batavia, in northwest Java--a Jap-
anese movement of envelopment ap-
parently was proceeding unhalted.
Krawang, 30 miles east of Batavia,
had fallen while a complementary
enemy thrust from the west had
reached Tangerang, only 10 miles
short of the capital.
Bandoeng, inland in the western
section of the island and southeast
of Batavia-Poerwakarta, 25 miles
north-northwest of that city, has
been overrun; the airdrome of Kali-
djati, 25 miles north of Bandoeng,
was in enemy hands and under Allied
attack; from the Soebang area to
the northeast a second enemy col-
umn was seeking to close the trap.
Last Railroad Cut
Soerabaja, in the eastern island-
the last remaining railroad to the
west had been cut by the enemy in
overrunning Soerakarta, 70 miles in-
land and the point of the deepest en-
emy thrust from his initial beach-
heads; Bodjanegara, 50 miles west of
Soerabaja and on the first of the
two east-west railways to be reached,
also had been captured by the enemy.
Here it appeared that he was driving
to cut the island in two.
Australkmns Warned
Against Possible Invasion'
MELBOURNE, March 5.-(AP)-The
Japanese already are feeling out the
Australian coast for invasion and
may attempt early landings 'in the
north, northwest and east, Australi-
ans were told today.
The Melbourne Herald said the
government was studying the possi-

Globe Trotter Takes A Day Off:
Pierre Van Paasseii To Discuss
America's Role In The Future

A Realist Views The Future:
Elirmann Warns Against U.S.
Isolationist Policy After War

Pierre van Paassen, famous foreign
correspondent who resembles more a
member of the Canadian Mounted
Police rather than the traditional
picture of the suave journalist, will
speak at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, March
19, at Hill Auditorium under the aus-
pices of the Michigan Alumnae Club
on America's role in a future world.
Always in a hurry, the author of
"Days of Our Years" insists that
there is still so much left in the world
to see, after wandering through Eur-
ope, Asia and Africa, that he intends
to see and do everything he can de-
spite the war and other international
Journalism as a profession hap-
pened entirely by accident to van

of the first correspondents to inter-
view Mussolini and Hitler and to
see in their rise a dangerous threat
to the future freedom of the world.
Among his other journalistic "clas-
sics" can be listed his interview with
Captain Dreyfus, trying to get him
interested in the Sacco, Vanzetti case,
his account of the Pope's visit to No
Man's Land during the World War,
and his encounter with Ai Hameen el
Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem
when van Paassen defied him to deny
his responsibility for the Palestine
Pierre van Paassen might well be
described as a man who "has been
around a bit." He has traveled
through France, Morocco, Spain,
Italy, Syria, Palestine, Russia, the

United States must not again with-
draw into its isolationist shell at the
conclusion of the present world con-
flict if a stable peace settlement is
to be established and maintained,
Prof. Howard M. Ehrmann of the
history department told an audience
at a Student Religious Association
discussion seminar last night in Lane
Offering his views as a basis for
the group discussion on possible
peace plans, Professor Ehrmann
warned that "making elaborate blue
prints for world reorganization now
is unrealistic." He said that it was

a stable element in the European
state system. He stressed the neces-
sity of combining these national
groups into regional confederations.
As independent states they were too
weak to exist and constitute a source
of temptation to their neighbors.
Professor Ehrmann emphasized
that an important cause for the Sec-
and World War lay in the dissatis-
faction of the great powers with the
peace that they had made. France
was the only one interested in main-
taining the conditions of the peace
treaty intact because that settlement
gave her a measure of security
against Germany. The British be-

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