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Editorial
Post-War Conference
Should Be Supported.

VOL. LIL No. 147 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1942 Z-323

PRICE FIVE, CENTS

McMahon To Give
Talk At Post-War

Bill Cain Pitches Team
To 13-1 Win Over Terps
Netmen Open Season With 7-2 Victory Over State;
Capture Five Singles, Two Douhles Matches

Japanese Forces Invade

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Three Panel Discussions
Scheduled Tomorrow;
To Discuss Peace Plans
Ruthven, Kingsley
To Address Group
Planning for the peace will begin
in earnest here today and tomorrow
as students, faculty members and
townspeople attend the Michigan
Post-War Conference to listen to na-
tionally famous speakers and to dis-
cuss among themselves problems per-
taining to post-war reconstruction.
Dr. Francis McMahon of Notre
Dame University, Prof. J. Donald
Kingsley of Antioch College and Pres-
ident Ruthven will keynote the Cpn-
ference at the general meeting sched-
uled for 8 p.m. today in Rackham
Auditorium.
The second half of the program-
three discussion sessions-will begin
at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Union.
Emphasizing open discussions of ideas
gained at the previous meeting and
any others which are introduced, the
sessions will be divided into econom-
ic, political and sociological panels.
MMahon To Speak
Setting the general tone of the
Conference, Dr. McMahon will speak
on "The Fight For Freedom." He
has long taken part in the fight he
is going to speak about and has
gained national attention as one of
the most outspoken opponents of
Father Charles Coughlin's "Social
Justice."
In a recent statement he de-
nounced the publication for its "ill-
disguised hatred for a people sub-
jected to almost unbelievable agony
in large parts of the world. I am
ashamed that such a publication
finds a welcome In the homes of
some Catholics."
The other visiting speaker-Pro-
fessor Kingsley-will speak on "The
Strategy of the War and the Peace."
Well known atthor and editor, Pro-
fessor Kingsley is editor of the Anti-
och Review, frequent contributor to
the Nation, Free World and New
Statesman, and has written three
books.
He is also a member of the Cen-
tral Committee of the Union for
Democratic Action and is active in
the Institute of Democratic Recon-
struction.
Ruthven To Speak On Youth
President Ruthven has often ex-
pressed his intense interet in post-
war problems and in the part youth
shall take in establishing the "new
society which will surely come after
this war is over." He is particularly
concerned with the responsibility of
the college and university of today in
preparing for the peace and will con-
centrate upon this subject in his
speech.
The three discussion sessions to-
morrow are as follows:
1. Can we establish world-wide
economic democracy?.
2. Can international politics be or-
ganized to safeguard the peace of the
future?
3. Can we overcome social and psy-
chological insecurity?
Each panel is to be led by a quali-
fied graduate student in the various
fields. Although emphasis will be on
student discussion and debate, there
will also be a few faculty men present
to act in the capacity of advisers and
experts.
Students On Panel
Donald Knight and Daniel Suits,
graduate students, are scheduled to
direct the economics panel, while
Prof. Arthur Smtihies of the econom-
ics department will be the faculty
member.
The second panel-on internation-
al politics-will be led by E. W. Mill,
Grad., who has spent the past year'
visiting national and international
conferences on the war and on naval
strategy.
Paul Lim-Yuen and Nelson Pal-

mer, graduate students, are sched-,
weld to direct the panel on sociology.
Cook Seeks To Unseat j
Regent By Court Actionj
LANSING, April 16.-(T')_-Frank-a
lin M. Cook, Hillsdale, defeated can-
didate for University of Michigan]
Regent in the April election a yearI
ago, today began litigation in the

Conference Speakers

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DR. McMAHON
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(Special to The Daily)
By HAL WILSON
COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 16-
Michigan's touring baseball team un-
leashed a 21-hit slugging barrage to
go with sophomore Bill Cain's five
hit hurling masterpiece here today
against Maryland for its first win of
the 1942 campaign.
A Mr. Bob Smith, starting pitcher
for the Terrapins displayed a pitch-
ing finesse no fancier than his name.
He had "a slow'ball and a slower ball.
Neither deceived the Wolverines and
after the first inning they scored in
every frame but the eighth, although
the Terps eventually tossed three
more hurlers on the mound.
Contlues Hitting Spree
Meanwhile Wolverine sophomore
Cain displayed remarkable control in
his first collegiate performance. He
scattered the five blows, all singles,
over as many innings and didn't al-
low a single walk. The lone time
the Terps dented the plate was un-
earned, as third baseman Ernie Tra-
vis reached first on an error. Center
fielder Dan Boothe forced Travis at
second on a fielder's choice, stole sec-
ond and scored on Jack Brenner's
centerfield single.
To list the Wolverine hitters would
be to list the box score. Everyone hit
-and hit hard. Sophomore outfield-
er Paul White got in the first telling
France Raided
In Huge RAE
Daylight Foray
British Bonibers, Fighters
Swarm Over Channel
For ThirdStraight Day
LONDON, April; 16.-(/P)-RAF
planes by the hundreds swarmed
across the Channel today to blast at
N8. soccupied rance and ,arry o.
the British non-stop offensive in
what appeared to be the greatest
mass daylight sweep by either Brit-
ain or Germany in this war.
The Air Ministry disclosed that
more than 400 fighters alone took
part in the day's onslaught. In addi-
tion, bomb-carrying Hurricanes took
part in two attacks, and in others
clouds of fighters escorted American-
made Boston (Douglas) bombers,
Five Axis fighters were shot down;
two British planes failed to return
from the daylight forays, aimed at
such targets as the power stations
and docks at the great port of Le
Havre, the railway sidings and black-
ened piers of Dunkerque. In the
Channel a 200-ton German motor
torpedo boat was raked by cannon
and machrine-gun fire by a British
pilot who dived until his plane al-
most touched the waves.
The Bostons scored four direct hits
on Le Havre power station, the Air
Ministry said, and their bombs also
hit dock gates, barges and a ware-
house in operations described offi-
cially as "superb."
Spitfire fighters made a final sweep
over the Channel just before dark
and probably destroyed a Focke-Wulf
190, in addition to the five Germans
destroyed earlier.
People on the Kentish coast said
the roar of the British planes eclipsed
that of the German Air Force at the
height of the Battle of Britain.

blow in the thid frame when he
loftedhthe ball ar over the right
fielder's head and scored behind Don
Robinson and Bob Stenberg who had
singled. Capt. George Harms, Wol-
verine backstop, duplicated with a
circuit clout to deep left in the fifth
inning with the sacks empty.
Cain Displays Control
Robinson collected his seventh hit
in two games as he added three sin-
gles and a double in four trips to
yesterday's three for five perform-
ance. Two of Robbie's safeties were
on drag bunts, which gives him a
record of five safe bunts. Other Wol-
verine standouts at the plate were
Bill Cartmill who replaced White in
the sixth, with two singles and a
triple in three times at bat. He scored
Turn to Page 3, Col. 1
Nesters Win Initial Match
Frouri Michigan State, 7-2
By DICK SIMON
Playing in a tricky wind, Michigan's
veteran net squad picked up where it
left off last year and successfully
opened the 1942 s'eason yesterday by
beating a hard-fighting Michigan
State team, 7-2, on the new Har-Tru
courts at Ferry Field.
Sweeping through five victories in
the singles matches and two wins in
doubles, the Wolverine netters were
forced to three sets in almost every
match, and as a result the fracas
'lasted five hours.
Jim Porter, playing in the number
two singles spot, and Co-Capt.
Wayne Stille, holding down the third
singles position, were the only Maize
and Blue men to capture wins in
straight sets, and even Stille had a
battle on his hands before he finally
downed . State's sophomore Johnny
Kline, 6-3, 10-8.
Porter Defeats Maxwell
Porter's match with Bill Maxwell
was a well-played one, but Porter's
left-handed serves and right-handed
strokes were too much for his ambi-
-dextrous opponent, and he won 6-4,
6 3. .Stille's la t et was an up-hill
struggle all the way, with the "Duke"
being behind 7-8 before he came
through to victory.
Co-Capt. Lawton Hammett, who
took over the top singles slot, eked
out a well-earned triumph over
State's captain, Frank Beeman, 6-3,
3-6, 6-4. The Spartan leader didn't
give Hammett much of a chance to
bring his net play into action,sand
Lawt was forced to confine most of'
his point-getting to well-placed base-
line shots.
The best singles matches of the
Turn to Page 3, Col. 2
Downey Asks
Auto Seizpure
Act For U.S.
WASHINGTON, April 16. -.(..
The government would be authorized
to seize any private automobile in
the land under a bill introduced
today by Senator Downey (Dem.-
Calif.)
Warning that there won't be
enough rubber to keep anything like
the present total of 30,000,000 auto-
mobiles operating, Downey called for
action now to assure future transpor-
tation for war workers, for the mail
and other services.
Some 10,000,000 cars should be re-
moved from the roads and placed "in
a vast pool to meet a serious trans-
portation crisis we can expect within'
a year or so," he said.
Officials at the Office of Price Ad-
ministration said that Downey's mea-
sure was introduced without the
knowledge of that organization, and
that Price Administrator Leon Hen-
derson indicated he had no present
plans for commandeering passenger
cars or tires. But they said the Cali-
fornia lawmaker was "quite right" in

asserting there would not be enough
natural or synthetic rubber to keep
30,000,000 cars on the road.

Severing Of Relationship
With Laval-Dorninated
Governient Imminent
Policy Statement
Likely Tomorrow.
WASHINGTON, April 16. -(P)-
The United States will not attempt
to maintain normal diplomatic rela-
tions with a Vichy Government dom-
inated by Pierre Laval, an authorita-
tive source disclosed tonight.
Whether this means merely the re-
call of Ambassador William D. Leahy
or a complete rupture of diplomatic
relations was not revealed. It was
emphasized, however, that this gov-
ernment could not regard any cabinet
headed by Laval as anything but a
regime pledged to collaborate fully
toward a German victory,
Similar To Berlin Case
There has been no official an-
nouncement of United States policy
toward the new Vichy government
and there is not likely to be until to-
morrow. It was considered possible
in well informed quarters that the
German precedent might be followed
-that is Ambassador Leahy could
be recalled and a charge d'affaires
left in Vichy until the government
there chose to break off all diplomat-
ic contact with this country.
It will be recalled that the United
States Embassy in Berlin was not
closed until Germany declared war
on the United States.'
French Ambassador Gaston Henry-
Haye, who called on Acting Secre-
tary of State Welles to communicate
his government's rejection of an
American note describe. in Vichy
Tuesday as insulting in tone, denied
that he had received instructions to
return to Vichy. He said he still
hoped normal relations might be
maintained, but admitted he could
not forecast "the American reaction."
Meanwhile highly authoritative
sources indicated the United States
is prepared to act quickly in defense
of its own interests if Laval embarks
on any' adventure menacing the
,security of this country.
Fleet May Act
There is reason to believe, accord-
ing to these sources, that Laval plans
to put the French fleet into action,
not openly as part of the German
war machine but as an independent
force fighting to recapture French
territories now in the hands of the
Free French.
Henry-Haye told reporters he still
hoped that diplomatic relations could
be maintained.
Asked bluntly if he was being re-
called by his government, Henry-
Haye replied he had not received any
such instructions yet.
He declined to comment on the
probable policy of the new Vichy'
government. He said that was some-
thing which must be announced by
the government itself.
Meeting newspapermen early in the
day, Sumner Welles, acting Secretary
of State, said that recent efforts to
hasten evacuation of American citi-
zens from Vichy were part of a long-
standing campaign to get United
States citizens home out of the war
zone.-

Gridiron

To Airlane

PRESIDENT RUTHVEN
Blood Pledged
By Volunteers
Holmherg Announces Plan
For Accelerated Drive
Almost doubling Wednesday's to-
tal, 28 volunteers registered for the
second Red Cross blood drive yester-
day as plans for a more extensive
campaign next week were announced
by director Edward Holmberg, '43.
Today's registrants raised the to-
tal for the first four days of the drive
to 95, and registration will continue
from 2 to 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of
the Union through Saturday. All
volunteer who have been notified
are reminded that donations will be
taken from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the
Women's Athletic Building.
A campus booth is. planned for the
drive next week when drive officials
will attempt to fulfill their goal of
1,000 registered reserve donors.

Vichy Split Foreseen

Bob Westfall, fullback, captain
and All-American on Michigan's
football team last year, enlisted in
the Army Air Corps yesterday. Just
when Westfall will begin training
cannot be determinedbut it will
probably be immediately.
Japan Sends
Burma Army
FreshTroops
Nipponese Try To Take
Entire Northern Area
Before Rainy Season
CHUNGKING, China, April 16.-
(A')-The Japanese were pouring
fresh divisions which may total up-
ward of 80,000 men into the Burma
campaign tonight and expending am-
munition on a vast scale in a massive
attempt to complete the conquest of
the Kipling country and shut China
off from the United Nations before
the May monsoon gives the nearly
exhausted defenders relief.
In the last four days RAF recon-
naissance planes have spotted 40
Japanese troopships off Rangoon, all
presumably carrying reinforcements
for the Burma battle, and there were
some reports that these involved 51 /
divisions, (Earlier estimates have
placed the strength of the Japanese
force already in Burma at three di-
visions; thus if the 51/2 division es-
timate is correct the total force in-
volved could approach 150,000.)
Already, in the middle of Sittang
River sector of the battlefront, one
of the two held by parts of the Chi-
nese fifth and 6th armies under U.S.
General Joseph W. Stilwell, the Jap-
anese were throwing between 2,000
and 3,000 shells a day into the main
Chinese positions, now established
north of Thagaya, a Japanese-occu-
pied tow nsome 30 miles north of
Toungoo.
Official spokesmen said the Chi-
nese lines above Thagaya now were
stabilized. -

Nipponese Troops Occupy
Panay Under Protection
Of Ship,_Aircraft Fire
U.S. Planes Retaliate
From Hidden Bases
WASHINGTON, April 16. -(Al)-
The Japanese, driving to extend their
control over the Philippines, landed
in force today on the island of Panay.
Protected by gunfire from war
ships and supported by aircraft, an
invasion force of about 8,000 men
poured ashore from eight transports
near Iloilo and Capiz, the War De-
partment announced in a late day
communique.
Panay, fourth island of the archi-
pelago with an area of 4,448 square
miles, also is one of the richest. Its
capital, Iloilo, had a population be-
fore the war of more than 88,000,
making it the fifth city of the Phil-
ippines, and one of the seven ports
of entry from the commonwealth.
Iloilo was, too, Fbout the last impor-
tant city not occupied.
Seven Islands Invaded
With the assault on Panay the
Japanese now have landed troops on
seven of the major islands. Luzon,
on which Manila is located and where
the battle of Bataan was fought, was
the first objective of the invasion.
Others on which the enemy have es-
tablished themselves are .Mindoro
and Masbate, immediately south of
Luzon, Cebu, like Panay one of the
central group of islands, and Min-
danao and Jolo in the south. On some
of these, however, notably Mindanao,
their control extends only to a lim-
ited coastal region.
The size of the defending army on
Panay, composed of units of the
Philippine Army, was not disclosed
but Lieut.-Gen. Jonathan Wain-
wright reported that it was "in con-
tact with the enemy." Details of the-
fighting were not available, he said.
Mindanao Action
Wainwright added that units of
his command were keeping up their
aggressive action on Mindanao, and
had inflicted substantial losses on
the Japanese near Dgos, Moncaya,
and Zamboanga.
The big guns of Corregidor and
other Manila Bay island frts Pound-
ed enemy artillery positions in Ba-
taan and on the Cavite shore of the
bay, Wainwright reported, adding
that the result was "a noticeable de-
crease in enemy artillery fire during
the past thirty hours."
American Planes Spread
Destruction In Philippines
U.S. ARMY HEADQUARTERS in
Australia, April 16. - (R) - Proving
that the Philippines are not yet lost,
it was disclosed today that the Amer-
ican bombers which spread destruc-
tion and dismay among the Japanese
early this week used a secret, fighter-
guarded base deep in those islands
and provisioned it in expectation of
returning again and again.
Ten B-25's and three B-17's made
the raid. One B-17 was destroyed on
the ground by the Japanese, but its
crew of 10 was brought back in the
other planes along with 34 soldiers
and civilians who had made their
way out of such places as Corregidor
and Bataan.
The unfolding story of the 4,OQO-
mile American exploit showed clearly
that it was only an opening, though
highly-effective, step in Gen. Douglas
MacArthur's promised campaign to
drive the Japanese out of the Philip-
pines.
Australian Prime Minister John
Curtin hailed the exploit of Brig.-
Gen. Ralph Royce and his men as
indication that the war tide was
turning against the Japanese.
Aldridge Is Named

Cheer-Leader Head
"Time" having been called on
Michigan's 1941-42 cheerleading sea-
son, plans for the forthcoming year
were announced yesterday when Lin-
coln Aldridge, '44E, was selected to
captain the yell-leaders' squad.
Aldridge, who succeeds "Bud"
Keetch, '42E, as head cheerleader,
recive tis D inntent after hsv

Challenge To Student Body:.
Petitioning For Ballot Positions
In Senatorial Race Is Opened

Bombs May Fall In Michigan:
State Air Raid Chief Asks City
To Assume War esponsibilities

By DAN BEHRMAN
Between 3 and 5 p.m. today the
University student body will be given
a chance to disprove the charges of
apathy and lack of interest which
have been hurled at its representa-
tive student government,
At that time and between 2 and
4 p.m. tomorrow, candidates' peti-
tions for bajllt posts intsHe April 24
Student Senate election will be taken
in Room 220 in the Union. Five p.m.
Monday is the final deadline for all
prospective senators.
There are no restrictions on class,
gender, or affiliation in this petition-
ing. Every man and woman on cam-
pus with an eligibility card, 25 sig-
natures on a petition and one dollar
for a registration fee is able to run

student government. The newly-
elected body will be a policy-making
unit, with all administrative func-
tions delegated to a spearate staff.
By dropping the time-killing work
of committee organization and ad-
ministration, the senate is in the
most favorable position in its his-
tory. It now stands as the reinforced
refuge of representative government
on campus.
When present members of the sen-
ate sealed the death warrant of their
past unwieldy organization, they also
waived any claims to positions in
the new body. The April 24 election
will choose nine men and women who
will enter the senate with no dog-
matic precedent to bar any actions
they plan to take.

Lafw SchIool To H~oldf
Arnimwl Founders IDay
The high note of public activities
of the Law School for the year will
be struck Friday, April 24, when the
17th annual Founders Day is held.
Final arguments in the Case Club
competitions will be delivered and
about a hundred alumni are expected
to return for the day's observances.

:{

By GEOTIGE SALLADE
Warning that Michigan may sus-
tain a bombing this spring, Lieut.-
Col. Owen J. Cleary, state chief air
raid warden, last night called upon
Ann Arbor citizens for a willingness
to assume wartime responsibilities.
Colonel Cleary, speaking under
the auspices of the University War
Board and County Defense Council
in Hill Auditorium, declared that the
war was forcing new and important
duties on the average American. De-
termination to carry out these duties,
he said, must supplant any sense of
complacency.
In this war there is no clear dis-

Iselves can't be prevented, many
things can be done to reduce loss of
life and property,
All protective services are coordi-
nated in a Citizen's Defense Corps.
They are charged with the protec-
tion of the population and the vital
arms plants that are producing the
sinews of war which will send the
Axis crashing down to defeat.
Air raid services in the state, Col-
onel Cleary reported, include auxil-
iary police, fire and emergency medi-
cal groups. Warden provisions have,
been completed over more than 751

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