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The Lamb Scramis.



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Congress Persists
In Anti-Social Views,:.



Buckeyes Win
Big Ten Meet
As Uf er Sets
Indoor Record'
Wolverines Finish Fourth
In Western Conference
Track, Field Contests;
Illinois Places Second
Quarter-Mile Time
Breaks Old Mark
(Special to The Daily)
CHICAGO, March 7.-It was Ohio's
rampaging Buckeyes and Michigan's
individual star, Bobby Ufer, who
featured the finals of the 32nd an-
nual Western Conference Indoor
Track and Field Championships in
Chicago University's spacious Field
House here tonight.
Illinois took -second place with 28
points and Indiana captured third
place with 27 points while Michigan's
cinder squad finished in fourth place
with a total of 25%/2 markers.
Amassing a total of 37 points, the
pile-driving Bucks swept to the first
Big Ten indoor track crown in their
history.' But it was Ufer who cap-
tured spotlight honors for the night.
Running the fastest quarter-mile ever
recorded in indoor track history, the
Wolverine star set anew world's
record in the 440 yard run of 48.1
seconds, cracking the previous record
r established by Indiana's Roy Coch-
ran last year by one-tenth of a sec-
Ufer Wins Fame
Ufer, up until tonight the greatest
quarter-miler in the annals of Mich-
igan track, sprinted into the All-
Time Hall of Fame with his prodigi-
ous feat. The magnificent Michi-
gan thinclad's claim to fame be-
came complete when, as a special
event of the evening Cochran him-
self, now stationed at the Great
Lakes Naval Training Station, set out
in a separate 440 yard run in an ef-
fort to crack Ufer's time. Paced by
twovery fast 220 men, Cochran dis-
played pis record-breaking form, but
his attempt to set a new mark proved
to be a vain one, as he was clocked
over the finish line in 48.3 seconds.
Iowa's Lee Farmer was the only
other record-breaker tonight. The
diminutive Hawkeye established a
new Big Ten record in the broad
jump with a tremendous leap of 23
feet, 9 and % inches, bettered by six
and % inches the previous record
which he himself, set in the prelim-
inary trials last night.
Led by their sensational hurdler
and dash-star, lanky Bob Wright, the
Ohio State cindermen took first
places only in the high and low
hurdle events, both of which Wright
accounted for personally, but cap-
tured enough of the second and suc-
ceeding places in nine out of the 12
events on the card to give them their
long-awaited title.
Farmer,Kane Win Twice
Besides Wright's double victory in
the high and low hurdles, Farmer
and Hoosier Campbell Kane also
fought their way to twin wins. The
Hawkeye star, besides taking the
broad-jump event with his record
breaking leap, blazed his way to a
first place in the 60 yard dash and
Kane maintained his hold on the
Conference 880 and mile runs, sweep-
ing into first place in both races.
The Wolverines were in the run-
ning for only a very short part of the
evening, after Ufer amazed the
crowd with his new world mark in

the 440. That win proved to be
Michigan's only first place until the
final event, the mile relay, which the
Wolverines took in traditional fa-
shion, salvaging a part of their claim
to power.
Some semblance of what lay in
store for the Wolverinesrwas evi-
denced in the very first race of the
evening when Al Thomas failed to
qualify in the semi-finals' of the 60
yard dash. Ralph Hammond, of
Ohio State who won the heat, sprint-
ed the distance in 6.4 seconds, one
tenth of a second slower than that
run by Thomas in the preliminary
trials last night.
The Wolverines' chances to over-
take the leading Buckeyes continued
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Puckmen Score
Surprise Vctory
n 'Closin Game
U,, vATV M.A1,AI

Record Breaker ...

Big Ten Athletic Heads
Present War Schedules
Freshman Eligibility Rules Receive Slight Alteration;
Officials Favor 10 Football Games A Season

Big American Convoys




Soviets Call
For Invasion
Of Continient
Defeat Of Hitler Possible
If Nazis Are Attacked
In Both East And West
Russians Prepare
For German Drive
LONDON, March 7.-0/)-Soviet
pressure for a second front in north-
ern Europe which might swiftly link
British, United States. and Russian
troops on a solid line was increasing
in London tonight, with considerable
Anglo-American support.
The. Soviet argument, heard now
wherever Russians, British and Amer-
icans meet, 'is' that Hitler can be
beaten by autumn provided there is
bold use of his own divide and con-
quer strategy against him, and that.
once he is disposed of, Japan will be
considerably less formidable to the
United Nations.
Forces Would Be Free
Then, it is argued, United States
and British naval forces would be
free from Atlantic tasks for concert-
ed action in the Pacific..
The.Russians are encouraged to be-
lieve that establishment of a second
front is not far off by the arrival of
increasing United States forces in
the United Kingdom.
They talk freely of northern Nor-
way, where the coastline is difficult
to guard and the country ideal for
the infiltration tactics practiced by
Japan in the Pacific campaign.
Forces Assembled
Meanwhile, the Russians were re-
ported assembling many newly or-
ganized army corps tonight in a stra-
tegic triangle between Rostov, Stalin-
grad and Astrakhan in anticipation
of the main German spring drive
against. the Rostov oil fields and the
vital Caucasus.
The Soviet reports, printed in the
frontier Swiss newspaper, Delemont
Democrate, said violent fighting now
is in progress in the thawing south-
ern sector of the vast white wilder-
ness of Russia. Astrakhan is at the
mouth of the , Volga River on the
Caspian Sea.
Repeated Russian drives as deep
as 250 miles behind the German lines
also were said to have seriously dis-
rupted Hitler's offensive plans.

(Special to The Daily)
CHICAGO, March 7-Big Ten ath-
letic officials wound up their most
important annual winter meeting in
Conference annals here today and
presented the following solutions to
vital war-born eligibility and sched-
ule problems:
1-Retention of the existing fresh-
man eligibility rule with only slight
2-Present contracts with non-
Conference schools which have abro-
gated the yearling provision will be
carried through to completion, but
no more contests will be scheduled
with such schools.
3-The maximum number of foot-
ball games next fall for each Confer-
ence member has been upped from
eight to ten with the provision that
the two extra dates must go to serv-
ice teams.
4-Approval of the previously-an-
nounced reduction of Big Ten bas-
ketball games from 15 to 13, with the
exception of Chicago's nine, was def-
initely put on the records in order
that more extensive competition with
service hardwood outfits may be ar-
5-Spring sports have been altered
to the extent that the outdoor Con-
ference track meet will be held at
Evanston, May 15 and 16; the golf
championships at Ann Arbor, May 18
and 19; and the Big Ten tennis meet
at Columbus, May 15 and 16.
All these recommendations were
presented to Western Conference
faculty representatives last night by
Noted A uthor, N
To Talk Here
Veteran foreign correspondent and
author Pierre van Paassen will speak
to Ann Arborites in Hill Auditorium
at 815 px. Thursday, Match 1'°9,
discussing "The War of the Hemi-
A real "trouble shooter" van Paas-
sen began his journalistic career fol-
lowing the first World War. He has
traveled through most of the coun-
tries of Europe and Asia, and was the
first of the foreign correspondents to
interview Hitler and Mussolini, see-
ing the menace to civilization in teir
rise to power.
In addition to his contributions to
American magazines, van Paassen is
the author of "Days of Our Years,"
his autobiography, and "That Day
Alone," a chronicle of his experiences
in Holland, Belgium and France since
the outbreak of the war. In the lat-
ter work he suggests the kind of
society he sees emerging from the
present chaos.
Pierre van Paassen was born in
Holland of strict Calvinist parents.
He spent his youth in Canada and
soon after the beginning of the World
War left a theological school to join
the Canadian forces in France. He
was wounded in action there and
decorated several times for bravery.
Following the armistice, he picked
journalism as a career by running
his finger down a list of professions
and trades with eyes closed and,
stopping at "journalism," proceeded
to get a job on a Toronto newspaper.
Later, van Paassen worked for sev-
eral papers in the United States and
was sent to Europe by the New York

the conferring athletic directors after
a busy two-day session. The faculty
fathers passed upon most of the pro-
posals this morning with only slight
Shortage of man power and the ac-
ademic acceleration have caused
many athletic conferences and indi-
vidual schools throughout the nation
to abrogate the freshman rule, allow-
ing incoming students to compete on
varsity teams immediately upon high
school graduation. The majority of
Conference officials here, however,
were in accord in the belief that
breaking down of this rule will be
fundamentally wrong and that pres-
ent conditions did not warrant its
Only one Conference school was
understood to have argued at length
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Gerhart Seger
Will Address
Defense Gron
Ex-Memnber Of Reichstag
To Discuss World War
In Public Lecture Today
Editor, author and former member
of the German Reichstag, Gerhart
Seger will discuss "Hitler's War-Our
Peace" in a public lecture at 4 p.m.
today in Rackham Lecture Hal.
Seger, who will speak under the
auspices of the Ann Arbor chapter
of the Committee to Defend America,
is well-known throughout the United
States for his lecture work and edi-
torship of the widely-read Neue
As a member of the German So-
cialist party, Seger was arrested by
Hitler's agents and placed in the in-
famous Nazi concentration camp at
Oranienburg near Berlin. His life
there and subsequent escape to Eng-
land were the basis for Seger's book
Seger's experience with Hitler and
Hitler's methods did not end with his
escape. Only through appeals from
England was he able to free his wife
and daughter-concentration camp
hostages for his return.
Seger has already addressed Ann
Arbor audiences on "The German
Fifth Column" and "What Confronts
La Maternelle'
To Close Run
Famed French Production
Ends Showing Today
Tonight's performance of "La Ma-
ternelle" will offer campus film-goers
their last opportunity to see this well-
known French production, as the
show, sponsored by the Art Cinema
League, will finish its two-day run
at 8:30 p.m. in the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theatre.
The film, one of those considered
of sufficient merit by the Art Cin-
ema League for revival in their re-
call series, tells of the life of those
residing in the Montmartre section
of Paris.
The plot centers around a Parisian
maternity ward where the children'
of the poverty-stricken families are
left while their parents forage for
their meagre living.
Paulette Flamert has the part as
one of these children, abandoned by
her mother and left an orphan in the
ward until a nurse, played by the
famous French actress Madeline Re-
naud, adopts here as her own.
Tickets for this last performance
may be purchased at the desk in the
League and at Wahr's bookstore on
State Street. Two short subjects will
be shown with the main feature,
"Spotlight on Indo-China" and a

comedy short "The Lucky Duck."
Luftwaffe leutenant
Goes Over To Soviets
MOSCOW, March 7.--P)-Front
dispatches reported today that Lieut.
Herbert Baumgartner of the 27th
squadron of the German Air Force
has deserted his command and joined'
the Soviet army in the Crimea with
his Heinkel TII
(A German flier holding a lieuten=
mit rntk " mai Turm rf"R, lia nxt.-

Qualified Students To Be Given
Summer Session Scholarships

Applications To Be Taken
From Now Until April 1;
Funds Allotted As Usual
Needy students' spectre of a full
summer semester without peace-time
vacation earnings was partially ban-
ished yesterday with the extension of
literary college scholarships to qual-
ified men and women planning sum-
mer courses.
According to Dean Lloyd S. Wood-
burne, head of the literary college's
faculty scholarship committee, appli-
cation blanks for University aid will
be available from now until April
1 in Room 1208 Angell Hall.
All scholarships given on this war-
time basis, it was announced, will
cover longer periods of time, but re-
cipients will still receive funds on the
usual semester allocation plan.
While many scholarships are
awarded with some sort of regional
or racial stipulation, Dean Wood-
burne explained, the general faculty
scholarship fund is operated on a
completely general plan. No restric-.
tions are attached to awards from
this fund, supported solely by con-
tributions from University faculty
In commenting on the annual se-
SRA To .Bring
Adolph Keller
A professor at the universities of
Zurich and Geneva and honorary
lecturer for the Universal Christian
Council, Dr. Adolph Keller will be
the third in the series of talks given
under the auspices of the Student
Religious Association on religion in
the war and its role in the peace.
Dr. Keller will lecture on "The
Present Religious Crisis in Europe"
at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Rack-
ham Lecture Hall. He is regarded
throughout Europe and the Near East
as one of the most effective workers
in the cooperative and federative
movement among the churches and
has established a high reputation as
an authority on the relations of the
Christian communions to one another
and to their respective states.
The Protestant Church leader was
educated at the universities of Basel,
Geneva and Berlin. He has held
numerous religious posts during his
long and distinguished career. He
has been the recipient of both the
Stone Lectureship in this country and
the Beckly Lectureship in England.
Dr. Keller has written numerous
books on Christian philosophy.
Among those that have been trans-
lated into English are "Protestant
Europe, Its Crisis and Outlook,"

lection of literary college students
for scholarship aid, Dean Woodburne
advised prospective candidates to
check the list of available awards
before filing applications.
The need for this practice, accord-
ing to Dean Woodburne, can be found
by examining some of the qualifica-
tions and restrictions on many of the
One award, for example, is open
only to Caucasian Protestant wo-
men students of American parentage
and carries with it a moral obliga-
tion to repay completely or in part
as able.
Drama Group,
Music School


I. .1

To Give Opera
d Cross Will Be Helped
n Local Presentation
o SupportWar Effort

Play Production will again aid the
war effort when it combines with the
School of Music to give a Red Cross
benefit performance of "Cavalleria
Rusticana" ands "The Impresario" at
8:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
Patrons who were unable to secure
tickets for the regular performances
will thus be able to do their share for
defense in addition to seeing the out-
standing musical production.
The additional performance will be
held under the auspices of the Facul-
ty Women's Club of the University.
Crewing problems for the produc-
tion have not been as complex as in
the case of past bills because the
black-curtained set of "The Impre-
sario," which opens the evening's en-
tertainment, is placed inside of the
grand opera setting, thus eliminating
the necessity for elaborate scene-.
Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana"
is set in Sicily, with the entire action
taking place in the village square on
Easter Sunday. In addition to the
home of the leading lady with the
traditional balconies, there is a
church, another house and two vil-
lage streets.
The background shows a ship an-
chored in the harbor. The gaiety of
the peasant village is indicated by
the bright flowers, shutters, awnings
and cheerful yellow houses.
The peasant costumes also add to
the brilliance of the scene. Contrary
to a precedent which usually caused
the flirt to be dressed in red, Emma
Hirsch, costumiere, created a cool
costume of vitriol and white. Vitriol
is a blue-green suited to the hard-
(Continued on Page 6)

New Offensive Strategy
Completed As Reports
Indicate U.S. Activities
Turks Hold Bulgars
In Ankara Bombing
MANDALAY, March 7.-()-
British armored forces repeatedly
attacked enemy positions in the
Pegu area, 54 miles northeast of
Rangoon, today in the face of se-
vere mortar fire.
(By The Associated Press)
MELBOURNE, Australia, March 7
-Australians linked reports via Lon-
don today that "great convoys" of
American troops are moving through
the southwestern Pacific with asser-
tions of their own government leaders
that London and Washington are
working out plans for an offensive
from Australia and India aimed at
driving the Japanese back to Tokyo
and Yokohama.
John Beasley, Australian supply
minister, said in a speech at Sydney
that "within the past week complete
organization for Allied strategy in
the Pacific had been worked out."
Supply Can Be Cut
"The enemy has a long supply line
which we can cut, leaving him at the
end of a line without support for his
forces. Time is the only factor we
have to deal with, and given time,
we in association with our allies, can
drive the enemy to Tokyo and Yoko-
Other government leaders said
they were informed that the United
Nations are° assembling" their mai-
mum strengthin the southwest Pa-
cific at the earliest possible moment
for such an offensive.
The dispatches from London, quot-
ing a Daily Mail correspondent ac-
credited to the United States Pacific
Fleet, said large convoys loaded with
American troops, airment, planes,
guns, tanks and "materials to be used
to build the foundation for a great
offensive" were moving through the
Pacific toward Australia.
Meanwhile, blacked-out communi-
cations left the fate of all Java in
the gravest doubt tonight after a 13-
hour-old dispatch had told of a Japa-
nese break-through in the outer
northern defenses of Bandoeng, the
military headquarters and arsenal
where the Dutch East Indies had
concentrated its remaining effective
No Word From Java
Anxious Dutch circles in London
waited in vain for further word of
the desperate fighting for their last
strongholds in the beleaguered 622-
mile long island, word which they
hoped could be sent from small secret
transmitting stations elsewhere in
But these stations, just powerful
enough to be heard in Australia and
designed for use only when all other
means of communication had failed,
also were silent.
"We don't know whether they are
operating," said one Dutch source.
"It's a terrible business.
The silence suggested that the
headlong advance of overpowering
Japanese fources, free to work their
will in the air and on the sea, had
overrun not only Bandoeng but other
strongholds as well.
Turks Hold Bulgars
in Ankara Bombing
ISTANBUL, March 6.-(delayed)-
(M)-Istanbul police rounded up a
number of Bulgarian subjects whom
they described as "Bulgarian Com-
munists" today following an official
announcement that "foreign Com-
munistic elements" inspired the re-
cent bomb explosion near German

Ambassador Franz von Papan in An-
A Reuters dispatch from Ankara
quoted high Turkish sources as say-
ing they believed a suspect in the
bomb incident had taken refuge in
the Russian Consulate at Istanbul.
The news agency quoted these
sources as saying a police guard had
been placed about the Consulate but

Speaking Of Pan-A inericana:
Extenmpcore- -Deiussion Contest
Will Be Held Here Tomorrow
_____ ___I>

To Show jap Penetration:
Capt. John D. Craig To Discuss
-The Phi-ippines' Here Thursday

Twenty-five students will partici-
pate in the intra-school meet of the
national Pan-American extempore-'
discussion contest at 3:30 p.m. to-
morrow in Room 4203 Angell Hall.
The speakers will present five-
minute speeches, dealing with some'
phase of Inter-American relations.,
They will be judged mainly on the
merits of their delivery and the in-
terest and- timeliness of their topics.!
Those who are taking part in this
contest are Theodore Astley, '43; El-
liott Atamian, '42; William Bennett,
'43; Sidney Brawer. '43; Robert Buell,
'44; Edgar Clinton, '42, Albert Co-
1n'4 MA v n n enn '4 3- PrestnnI

members and graduates of the speech
department. They are sProf. Louis
M. Eich, Prof. Kenneth G. Hance,
Donald Hargis, Dr. Glen E. Mills,
Hugh Norton, Dr. Arthur Secord and
Richard Woellhaf.
The winners of this preliminary
contest will be eligible to participate
in the district contest which will be
held March 25 at the University. At
this time students from colleges and
universities throughout the state will
meet in order that representatives to
the regional conference can be

Gary Cooper hasn't done a bio-
graphy of him yet, but there's cer-
tainly enough material for one, for
Capt. John D. Craig, who will speak
on "The Philippines Today" for the
Oratorical Association series at 8:15
p.m. Thursday in Hill Auditorium, is
a real live rip-snorting adventurer.
Leader of expeditions, deep-sea.
diver, photographer or under-ocean
wonders, seeker of buried treasure,
Captain Craig is a colorful figure,
but he is no mere adventurer-he ex-
plores for the guidance of the future.
Thursday he will show his latest
-moving pictures in color, dealing with
the timely subject of the Philippines.
That Japan eyed the Philippines
with longing for years is now too evi-


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