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Laval's Return Verifies
Vichy Submission .

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'Social justice'
To Be Probed;
Tabloid Faces
Complete Ban
Seditious Material Charges
Pressed Against Coughlin
Publication May Result
- In Barring From Mails
Riddle Recommends
Postmaster's Action
WASHINGTON, April 14. - (P) -
Postmaster General Walker tonight
ordered a hearing to determine whe-
ther Social Justice, a weekly newspa-
per founded at Royal Oak, Mich., by
Father Charles E. Coughlin should
be barred from the mails for alleged
seditious statements.
Pending the hearing April 29,
Walker directed the Postmaster at
Royal Oak to withhold the publi-
cation from the mails until officials'
at Washington determine its avail-
ability, a proceeding which it was
said would have the effect of barring
the tabloid from the mails imme-
Walker acted on the recommenda-
tion of Attorney General Biddle. He
made public an exchange of letters
in which Biddle declared that ex-
amination of Social Justice since the
war began Dec. 7, 1941, made it clear
that "it has made a substantial con-
tribution to a systematic and un-
scrupulous attack on the war effort
of our nation, both civilian and mili-
Echoes Nazi Line
"Social Justice reproduces in this
country," the Attorney General said,
"the lines of the enemy propaganda
war being waged against this coun-
try from abroad. The Espionage Act
of 1917 is designed to defeat this type,
of attack." .
Officials said that the Michigan
corporation records showed Father
Coughlin as one of the original
founders of Social Justice.
It was added; however, that records
do not disclose that any stock in the
Social Justice Publishing Company,
publishers of the tabloid, is now
owned by the priest. The paper lists
E. Perrin Schwartz as editor, and
Cora Quinlan as secretary-treasurer.
Its weekly circulation was estimated
at 200,000.
Father Coughlin disavowed any
connection with Social Justice last
July, at that time disclosing that his
parents, Thomas J. and Amelia
Coughlin, owned the magazine.
Founded In 1936
The Michigan Catholic, in an issue
of April 2, published a statement by
Monsignor Edward J. Hickey, chan-
cellor of the Detroit Archdiocese, say-
ing that Father Coughlin had with-
drawn from responsibility for Social
Justice with the issue of May 27, 1940.
The publication was founded in 1936.
Informed of the Postmaster Gen-
eral's action, Father Coughlin de-
clared in a statement from the
Shrine of the Little Flower at Royal
Oak that "the Jews and Communists
and New Dealers of America have
been characterizing me as a sedi-
tionist, a pro-Nazi and a disgrace to
the priesthood of the United States."
April 'targ'
%Will Appear

There's a great day coming to-
morrow! It's the day when from
behind every tree and corner on
campus, and from the top of every
newsstand Gargoyle's April issue will
confront the student body.
Offering the most of everything
good, the big new magazine has hit
all of the aspects of life at the Uni-
First on the list is a photo feature
comparing the League and Union. The
satire will contrast the decorum of
the coeds' meeting place with the
action of the men's Union.
A page of cartoons will appeal to
the lighter fancies. The college boyj
on campus and in the Army campy
. . . the BMOC turned private . . .
will be highlighted here.
A take-off on the Garg's rival pub-
lication, The Daily, will also be feat-
ured. All of the outstanding features
of the paper. will be dealt with in
bold, black print on Garg's pages.
Continuing along the line of satire
will be an article showing the lounge

New Engine Heads


* *.*
Engine Council
Names Heads
Group Chooses Edmunds,
Poyser And Howerth.
Naming James M. Edmunds, '43E,
of Toledo, Ohio, president, the En-
gineering Council yesterday selected
its officers for 1942-43.
Others elected to posts were Thom-
as A. Poyser, '43E, Milwaukee, Wis.,
vice-president; Robert A. Sforzini,
'43E, Dumont, N.J., treasurer, and
Howard J. Howerth, '44E, Detroit,
Edmunds. who is a member of
Tau Beta Pi, Triangles and Scabbard
and Blade, has served on the Engin-
eering Honor Council and the Union
Vice-President Poyser is a former
member of the Daily business staff.
the Interfraternity Council. end th-
Technic stiff. fie also belongs o
Tnriarngles and Scabbard and Blade.
Presidert of the Society of Auto-
motive Engineers Sforzini fils c of
the most difficuit posts on the Coun
Eg ineers Will Select
Undergraduates Today
Freshman, sophomore and junior
engineers will go to the polls today
to elect two men from each class to
positions as class representatives on
the Engineering Council, engineering
college student government body.
Candidates for the election will be
Fred Betzhold, Dick Schoel, Harry
Altman and Robert Mott, junior can-
didates; Harry Scott, Karl Reed, Bud
Burgess, Jack Brown, Allan Gard-
ner and Buck Coveney, sophomores;
and Don Hafer, Walter Bauer, War-
ren Shwayder, Robert Williamson,
Stephen Sselby and David Upton,
freshman candidates.

'U' Post-War
Opens Friday
Pres. Ruthven, Kingsley,
McMahon Will Keynote
- All-Campus Discussion
Panels To Be Held
Saturday In Union
University students - many of
whom will soon be in the armed
forces-will have the opportunity
Friday and Saturday at the all-cam-
pus Post-War Conference to discuss
among themselves and with experts
in the field the important question
of what kind of world they are fight-
ing to establish.
The Conference will be keynoted
in a general meeting at 8 p.m. Friday
in the Rackham Auditorium by
President Ruthven, Dr. Francis Mc-
Mahon of Notre Dame University
and Prof. J. Donald Kingsley of An-
tioch College.
Dr. McMahon, who has frequently
been the object of fierce attacks by
FatherhCoughlin's "SocialaJustice,"
has for years taken an active part in
the struggle for democracy. In addi-
tion to being one of the founders of
Freedom House, he is state chairman
of the Indiana Fight For Freedom
Committee and vice-president of the
Catholic Association for Internation-
al Peace.
Professor Kingsley, editor of the
Antioch Review, is also an author
and speaker of national note. His
talk here Friday will concern itself
with "The Strategy of the War and
the Peace." It will be somewhat in
the same vein as his recent book,
'The Strategy of Democracy."
The three discussion panels of the
Conference are scheduled to begin
at 2 p.m. in the Union and will deal
with economic, political and sociolog-
ical problems of the post-war world.
The discussions-to be directed by
a qualified graduate student in each
field-will emphasize student ideas.
Although faculty men are to be pres-
ent, they will serve only in an advis-
ory capacity.
Art Cinema Gives
Fund 200 Tickets
"The Man Who Seeks the Truth"
and "Night Mail," with W. H. Auden
of the English department as special
commentator, will be shown by the
Art Cinema League at 8:15 p.m. to-
morrow, Friday and Saturday in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The League has allocated 200 tick-
ets for tomorrow's performance to
the Bomber Scholarship fund. These
tickets are being sold on campus and
at the League Union and Wahr's
bookstore. Holders of tickets to the
recent spring series are entitled to
attend tomorrow's showing without
"The Man Who Seeks the Truth"
stars the famous French actor Rai-
mu, acclaimed in the movie, "The
Baker's Wife." In addition, a color
cartoon and "Night Train," a movie
of the carrying of the mail from
Scotland to Ireland during the night,
will be included in the program.
Brooks Gets Illinois Nod
CHICAGO, April 14.-UP)-Repub-
lican Senator C. Wayland Brooks
swept to renomination tonight in the
Illinois primary election while Con-

gressman Raymond S. McKeough
won the Democratic Senatorial nom-

As Pierre Laval Rises

Jap Drive Threatens Burmese Oil


Invaders Stand 20 Miles
From Central Burma
As India Crisis Looms
Filipinos Ambush
Jap Truck Column
LONDON, April 14.-(A-The Jap-
anese invaders, slowly beating back
both anchors of the Allied line, stood
tonight only 20-odd miles from the
fringes of the centr'al Burma oil fields
and as the crisis approached in that
campaign for outer India the pow-
erful counter-action of American and
British airmen formed the one bright
spot amid the general and increas-
ing gloom.
Successive communiques from New
Delhi reported that RAF bombers
raiding the enemy-held Andaman Is-
lands-the presumed base in the Bay
of Bengal for part of the vast Japa-
nese naval concentration now aprowl
in those waters on India's flank-had
destroyed or put out of action 13
enemy flying boats, and related other
successful Allied actions.
In one of these, America volunteer
group fliers turned into a minor dis-
aster for the invader his attempt to
assault an Allied airdrome in the
Shan states of northeastern Burma,
for when the fighting was over seven
enemy planes had gone down under
fierce American attack.
Other American airmen destroyed
three Japanese bombers without loss
to themselves in an attack on
grounded enemy aircraft at the
Toungoo Airdrome.
Jap Column Ambushed
In Philippine Sortie
WASHINGTON, April 14. -(P)-
The .rmy reported today that an
American-Filipino raiding party had
ambushed a Japanese truck column
on the Island of Mindanao and in-
flicted heavy casualties with no losses
to itself.
At the same time, it said small
bodies of troops in northern Luzon
had conducted successful raids
against "lightly held enemy positions
in the mountains." Luzon is the
principle Philippine Island, on which
is located Manila and Bataan Pen-
insula. Mindanao is far to the South.
The Army communique also dis-
closed that an American motor tor-
pedo boat which sank an enemy cruis-
er near the central Island of Cebu
last week ran a gauntlet of enemy
tire to do so but escaped unscathed.
Repeated salvos were fired by a de-
stroyer which attempted to come to
the rescue of the cruiser.
The raids in northern Luzon
brought to four the number of points
at which the Japanese are still meet-
ing vigorous resistance in the Phil-
The communique told of continued
artillery battles between the island
fort of Corregidor and enemy guns
An early-day communique had dis-
closed that fighting continued on
Cebu, with defending forces heavily
outnumbered but offering a stubborn
SSuslai viciuskas
Assumes Alias
DETROIT, April 14-UP)-Stanis-
lawas Suslawiciuskas, 46, of 1315 S.
State, Ann Arbor, pleaded guilty
before U.S. Commissioner J. Stan-
ley Hurd today to using an as-
sumed name in registering under
the Selective Service Act last Feb-
Suslawiciuskas said he was 45
years old when he registered as

Students Charged With Police
Car Theft Now Deny Their Guilt,
Coed Released On $500 Bail While Accomplice Stays
In Jail For Merry Ride To Ypsilanti

A pert, blonde University coed was
free on $500 bail and her boyfriend
partner in a bizarre midnight esca-
pade remained in jail here today
while police are trying to decide if it
was just a college prank that made
two students steal a police squad car
and take a merry ride to Ypsilanti.
The two Detroiters, Helen Neuberg,
'43Ed, and Richard R. Stofflett, '43E,
were bound to a circuit court trial
after waiving examination in the
Justice Court of Jay H. Payne on
charges of unlawfully driving away
in a stolen car.
Stories Conflict
Confronted with conflicting stories,
police are trying to ascertain why
Stofflet was carrying a .25 calibre
gun and how he shot himself in the
Police reported that the couple
lured a squad car to Miss Neuberg's
apartment on Jefferson street at 11
p.m. Monday with a phone call ask-
ing for assistance in handling a
The car was found abandoned in
Ypsilanti 20 minutes later. Police,
who watched Miss Neuberg's apart-
ment, arrested Stofflett at 1 a.m.
when he returned on foot. Miss Neu-
berg was taken into custody shortly
Following their arrest Miss Neu-
berg signed a statement attesting
that they had driven to Ypsilanti via
Huron River Drive and abandoned
the car because they were being fol-
Refutes Story
By yesterday noon Miss Neuberg
denied to reporters that her story of
the night before was true. She told
a Daily reporter that both she and
Stofflett would plead not guilty.
Stofflett was carrying the gun, she
explained, to protect them when they
hitch-hiked back from Ypsilanti. She
later said that they didn't even go to
Ypsilanti, but "drove around Ann
Stofflett claimed he had shot him-
Meyer To Discuss
5th Column Today
Frank Meyer, Chicago Workers
School professor, will discuss "Amer-
ica's "Fifth Column" at 8:30 p.m. to-
day in Room D, Haven Hall, under
the sponsorship of the Karl Marx
Society, it was announced by Robert
Chapman, '43.
Meyer is a noted authority on
American history and an outstand-
ing Marxist scholar. He spoke before
the Karl Marx Society two years ago.
He will attempt to point out the
traitorous element in our society and
show how their work is similar to
that of the Copperheads, Tories and
others who have attempted to be-
tray the nation in times of war. He
will speak of the significance of the
arrest of William D. Pelley and of
the necessity for curbing such men
as Coughlin and Dies.

Vichy-U.S.Near Diplomatic Break

self when the gun accidentally dis-
charged in the hallway outside of
Miss Neuberg's apartment. He said
that he didn't know why he was
carrying it.
Sheriff John L. Osborn said that
their trial probably would come up
"early in May." Judge George Sam-
ple's Circuit Court is not in session
this week.
If the two are convicted of the
felonious charge of unlawfully driv-
ing away an automobile, they will also
be subject to disciplinary action by
the University for violating the Re-
gential auto ban.
Police said that they understood
that Mr. Alex Neuberg, the girl's fa-
ther, had withdrawn her from school
after he furnished the $500 cash bail.
Five Veterans
To Lead Nine
In First Clash

Midshipmen Have
But Strong Ball
To TestVarsity

To Power;


(special to The Daily)
ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 15-Mich-
igan's rambling baseball team will
open its 1942 campaign against a
strong Naval Academy diamond crew
here this afternoon in the initial
clash of an abbreviated four-game
southern tour.
Hard-hit by the stepped-up de-
mand for trained naval officers and
the resultant accelerated academic
program, the Midshipmen will field
a green albeit powerful combination
which has taken easy victories from
Dartmouth, Vermont and Temple
while dropping one decision to Har-
vard, 15-4.
A quintet of veterans who will man
starting posts plus a crop of promis-
ing sophomores are expected to gen-
erate most of the power in the Wol-
verines' quest for a successful south-
ern invasion and a second consecu-
tive Western Conference baseball
Last year Coach Ray Fisher's out-
fit took six out of eight in Dixie be-
fore returning north to continue its
victory surge against Big Ten oppo-
sition. The elimination of spring va-
cation by University scholastic offi-
cials this year, however, has forced
Fisher to halve his training schedule.
A four-car caravan arrived here early
this morning and the group will
move on to Maryland, Virginia and
Georgetown in successive days after
this afternoon's tilt.
The bulk of Coach Fisher's atten-
tion in Wolverine practice drills has
been centered upon his mound corps
which was so riddled by graduation
and national defense that not a sin-
gle veteran is currently on hand. The
Turn to Page 3, Col. 2

Pro-Nazi Laval Is Named
'Chief Of Government';
Full Cllaboration Seen
U.S. Is Denounced
For Diplomatic Act
BERN, Switzerland, April 14.-(P)
-The Vichy Government with pro-
German Pierre Laval back in power,
was near a diplomatic rupture with
the United States tonight after an-
grily rejecting an American note ac-
cording recognition to Free French
rule in Africa, which is one of the
war's strategic theatres.
An announcement by Marshal Pe-
tain's regime indicated that British-
hating Laval would be given a promi-
nent post in a reorganized govern-
ment, and DNB reported from Paris
that he would be'come "chief of the
government" with Petain remaining
as "chief of state" and VicePremier
Admiral Jean Darlan becoming "suc-
cessor-designate" to Petain.
Thus Laval, it is believed here,
would be the real power in Vichy
which thus far has not risked all-out
collaboration with Germany.
No Compromise
In such an event, foreign observ-
ers generally took for granted that
there could be no compromise by
which the United States would con-
tinue to recognize a government at
Vichy with Laval urging a program
of full collaboration with Germany.
Perhaps the first practical result
of such collaboration was an an-
nouncement in Berlin tonight of the
opening of a French labor office to
handle French civil workers and also
war prisoners to speed the Nazi war
It was obvious that 'some French
officials in Vichy were angered by
Acting Secretary of State Sumner
Welles' reference to "that handful
of Frenchmen who under the guise
Of 'collaboration,' attempted to pros-
titute their country to that very re-
ime in Germany which is bent upon
nothing less than the permanent en-
:lavement of France."
Pressure Hard
Laval undoubtedly is one of the
handful" referred to, and foreign
'bservers here believed that these
>oints were due for action because
of Laval's emergence:
German pressure obviously com-
^elled Marshal Petain to make way
or Laval in a series of conferences
xhich had gone on since Saturday.
The new government will be an-
aounced Thursday.
Petain's function in the reorgan-
ized administration will be more sym-
oolic than ever, limited probably to
presiding at meetings of the Coun-
-l of Ministers while Laval, as active
nead of the government, directs the
expected moves toward French-Ger-
:ian collaboration, these sources fore-
The position Darlan will assume
has not been announced, although
his present title of Vice-Premier is
expected to be abolished. He may
retain his post as foreign minister
or he may continue to command all
of France's armed forces.
Vichy Denounces U.S.
For Sending Diplomat
VICHY, France, April .14.-R)-
The Vichy French government to-
night angrily rejected the United
States' outline of its reasons for send-
ing a consul-general to Free French
Brazzaville in equatorial1Africa, fin-
ally issuing a previously withdrawn
statement denouncing the American
This statement, which had been
urgently recalled after it first had
been issued in the afternoon, referred
to the American note as "injurious"
- this by official translation - but
some thought that under all the cir-

cumstances the translation "insult-
ing" would be more nearly accurate.
It was for the second time released
for publication some hours after it
had been cancelled by the authorities.
Six Students Participate
In SpeechContest Finals
Six members of the Speech 32

Forget The Folderol:
Wartime Health Problem Laid
At Public Doorstep By Emerson

His Muscles Are Like Knots:
May Favors Dynamite-Packed
Calesthenics Program For Men

Turning a deaf ear to the "fol-
derol" welding economic conditions
to disease, Dr. Haven Emerson, pub-
lic health authority, last night heap-
ed bountiful advice upon a nation
facing the problem of health in war-
time, contending:
Certain diseases, such as tubercu-
losis, can and will be cleaned out by
medical science long before econo-
mists, sociologists and politicians
"have even defined their terms and
agreed upon a blueprint for their
The causeso f draftee reections re-

health, "but rather our way of life
in the non-working hours, our self-
drugging, our alcoholization, our vi-
carious excitement of the bleachers
and the ringside seat, as substitutes
for the recreation of the body and
mind that comes from active per-
sonal participation in games, sports
and avocations."
The great majority of all days of
workmen's absences are due to con-
ditions and habits of life created by
the men and their families elsewhere
than in the shop or factory.
The War Board lecturer, a visiting
orofessor on leave from Columbia


Robert E. Land with Wayne County Doc May, the spry, 69-year-old
Draft Board No. 55 in Dearborn. gentleman who has been putting
He reregistered later with Ann Ar- freshmen through Indian club drills
bor Board No. 1 as Stanley Sus- for the past 41 years, thinks that a
ler. good stiff calisthenics hardening pro-
He was taken into custody when gram-packed with dynamite-is just
he failed to appear for examina- what the Michigan Man needs.
tion. HIe said he registered under Rumors put it that both the U.S.
the name of Susler since that was Navy and the University War Board
the name on a birth certificate want to set up a strenuous physical
which he had obtained to gain education here, and Dr. George A.
employment at the Ford Motor May, who still puts himself through
Company's Willow Run bomber a thrice-weekly gym workout, can't
plant. think of anything better.
"I'd like to put these Michigan men
f1 f1 ... T T.l1r through some tough one-and-one-

that they're purely recreational-it's
got to be what you should do, not
what you want to do!"
"And it isn't 'hardening' unless you
do it three or four times a week. It's
too bad," he added, "that it took a,
war to bring out the importance of
developmental sports. This should
start when the boys are growing in
junior high school. You can't exer-
cise by seasons, you know, it's a year
around job."
Whatever compulsory physical
training program is decided upon, Dr.

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