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Wmar Stamps
Aren't So Funny . .









'M Conquers
Virginia, 9.3;
Tennis Team
To Meet Irish
White Hits Two Homers
As Sophomore Fishman
Pitches Winning Game
In Initial Performance
Strong Net Squads
Will Tangle Today
(Special to The Daily)
17.-Two of Michigan's most pressing
pre-season baseball problems were
the pitching and right field berths.
But you could never convince Vir-
ginia's Cavaliers of that tonight.
Sophomore right fielder Paul
White, who doubles on the gridiron
as regular wingback, blasted two
mighty home runs far beyond the
spacious confines of Lambert Field
on the first two pitches tossed at
him, while Mickey Fishman, a soph-
omore in athletic standing, debuted
into collegiate baseball with a fine
four-hit hurling performance and a
9-3 victory over Virginia here today.
The win was the second in a row
for the rambling Wolverines and Vir-
ginia's second loss in six starts.
Michigan closes its southern jaunt
against Georgetown tomorrow with
Irv Boim slated to make his second
Today's showing served as a sooth-
ing antidote for Coach Ray Fisher's
headaches over the loss of last year's
ace players, Dick Wakefield and Cliff
Wise, who failed to return to school,
White gave a performance equally
impressive with anything Wakefield
ever did last year. Leading off the
second frame, the Whizzer startled
the largest Cavalier crowd of the
season by eatching Scuffy Scafuro's
first pitch and lofting it far beyond
Turn to Page 3, Col. 2
Strong Net Squads
Will Tangle Today
Two of the strongest tennis teams
in the Midwest, Michigan and Notre
Dame, will lock racquets on the Ferry
Field courts at 2 p.m. today.
And as far as the Wolverines are
concerned, it will be strictly a re-
venge match, for the Irish were one
of the three teams that were able to
Today's tenis match will 1)gin
at 2 p.m. and admission is free.

Post-War Conference
To Hold Final Panels

Immediate action in form of funda-
mental"social change and a more dy-
namic fight against fascism wherev-
er it exists was emphasized yester-
day by Prof. J. Donald Kingsley of
Antioch and Dr. Francis McMa-
hon of Notre Dame as the only basis
upon which a just and durable peace
can be established.
Following an introductoryaddress
by President Ruthven before more
than 500 students and townspeople
at the Michigan Post-War Confer-
ence, Professor Kingsley pointed out
that "there can be no difference be-
tween war aims, peace aims and win-
ning the war. And to win the war
we must base our strategy upon rev-
olution-counter revolution to destroy
nationalistic fascism."
Must Push Forward
"We can do this," he said, "only if
we push forward with radical social
changes during the war. Total war
demands total participation of the
whole population and only when peo-
ple see a vision of a better world will
they make an effort. We must in-
spire our own people and the con-
uered people of Europe with this vi-
sion. They do not want the status
Also emphasizing this point, Dr.
McMahon declared that the world as
it is now caused the war and "unless
we have lost our senses we shall not
wage war to preserve the status quo,
but rather to build a new and better
world order based on justice and
Positive Ideal
He continued that if America is to
fight with the same strength and the
zeal of the enemy, we must have a
positive ideal.
"That ideal," he said, "lies all about
us-it is the fight for freedom. Not
only freedom from the external men-
ace of the enemy, but freedom from
ignorance,. freedom from intellectual
dishonesty, freedom from poverty,
freedom from racial discrimination
and from intolerance."
"We must dedicate ourselves to the
common good of all humanity," Mc-
Mahon declared, "and America must
take the lead."
Turn to Page 2, Col. I
Red Cross Blood Drive
Brings In 119 Donors
As the result of a week-long cam-
pus drive, 119 volunteers came to the
Women's Athletic Building yesterday
afternoon to donate one pint of blood
each to a growing Red Cross plasma

Student ideas and student discus-
sion will predominate the second half
of the two-day Post-War Conference
scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. today
in the Union.
Divided into three individual ses-
sions, the following questions are to
be considered:
1. Can we establish world-wide ec-
onomic 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 of the panels is to be pre-
sided over by a qualified graduate
student in the corresponding field of
study. Faculty men will also be pres-
ent in the capacity of advisers and
Donald Knight and Daniel Suits,
graduate students, are scheduled to
direct the discussion on economic
democracy. They will be assisted by
Prof. Arthur Smithies of the eco-
nomics department.
The second panel will be led by a
man-E. W. Mill, Grad.-who has
spent the past year attending nation-
al and international conferences on
the war and on naval strategy. An-
other graduate student, Albert Felke,
will help him and Profs. Jan Hostie,
Lawrence Preuss and William Cargo
of the political science department
will be the advisers.
Three. students-Paul Lim-Yuen,
Nelson Palmer and Raoul Weissman
-will cooperate in the diecton of
the panel on social and psychological
insecurity. Faculty men are to be
Dr. John Shepard of the psychology
department and Amos Hawley of the1
sociology department.
It is planned to have secretaries at
each section to record the various
ideas "which are introduced and an
attempt will be made to discover from
these notes the major trends of cam-
pus thought.
RAF Bombers
Pound German
Industrial Area
LONDON, April 17. -(UP)- Adding
weight and distance to its massive
daylight offensive, the RAF hurled
600 planes against German targets
today in day-long raids extending
from the continental coast to Augs-
burg, in southern Germany.
The assaults were by far the heavi-
est of the war by British airmen,
topping yesterday's farflung, 400-
plane attack, which had been the big-
gest to date.
Emphasizing the enormity of the
aerial offensive was a 'daylight at-
tack upon Augsburg, which involved
a rourdtrip of at least 1,000 miles
right over the heart of industrial
Augsburg, a few miles northwest of
Munich, is the site of a Messerschmitt
plane factory, but an informed source
said this establishment was not the
target of today's raiders. This cen-
ter was the target of night raids twice
in August, 1940, but had not been
mentioned in British air communi-
clUes since then.

Stimsoh Says
Army Shortly
Will Be Ready
For Of fensive
Grim Bataant Defenders,
Totaling 65,000 Men,
Fall Into Enemy Hands
After Fierce Struggle
Courage Is Praised
NEW DELHI, India, April 17.-(P)
-British sappers burned and blasted
6,000 West Burma oil wells today
while a gallant battalion of the
King's own Yorkshire light infantry
fought yet another superb delaying
action against the Japanese until the
wells were ablaze.
Then the vastly outnumbered
Yorkshiremen withdraw and rejoined
the main British Imperial Forces af-
ter inflicting severe casualties.
A communique placed the positions
"north of Magwe," indicating the
fighting men were even now amid
the ruined wells. Magwe is the south-
ern gateway to the field centering
around Yenangyaung, 20 miles north.
Yorkshire Forces Commended
The British communique said the
Yorkshire force "distinguished itself
in this gallant action with great de-
termination and bravery and suffered
very little loss."
It was the sort of action that has
won this handful of men two pre-
vious citations for gallantry against
great odds in two months of deadly
jungle fighting.
Destruction of the Yenangyaung
wells cuts off an important source of
oil for China.
Burma's oil production in 1941 was
7,700,000 barrels, compared with
United States production of 1,400,000
barrels and world production of 2,-
216,235,000 but its proximity to the
battlefields made it important.
Situation Is 'Grave'
The British acknowledged that the
situation was grave, with their forces
depleted by two months of hard
fighting, and the Japanese newly re-
inforced to a total of about 75,000
British forces in the Taungdwingyi
area further east still were protecting
the right flank of the Chinese Expe-
ditionary Force.
The Chinese High Command com-
munique, covering developments up
to Wednesday, said the Chinese, un-
der U.S. Lieut.-Gen. Joseph W. Stil-
well, had inflicted more than 1,000
casualties on the Japanese in in-
creasingly heavy fighting on the Sit-
tang front, roughly 30 miles north of
Philippine Soldiers'
Courage Praised
WASHINGTON, April 17. -(UP'-
The War Department reported today
that when the defenses of Bataan in
Philippinestcollapsedsafter months of
grim fighting by weary and ill-fed
troops, more than 65,000 soldiers and
civilians fell into the hands of the
swarming hordes of Japanese.
Ten generals of the United States
Army and six generals of the Philip-
pine Army were among the troops-
Philippine scouts and other regular
Army units, national guardsmen, air
corps troops, supply forces, engineers,
medical troops and signal men "now
presumably in the hands of the en-
On April 9, the day the defending
lines finally broke under the cease-
less hammering of greatly superior

forces, a department communique
said there were 35,000 combat troops,I
about 25,000 civilians and 5,536 sick
and wounded in Bataan, as well as"
numbers of non-combatant units. The
Army nurses who had been in Ba-
taan and a relatively small number
of troops were evacuated to Corregi-
Issuing the communique at his
press conference, Secretary of War
Stimson praised the bravery of the
Filipino soldiers and civilians and
announced that in recognition of
their loyalty the regular army air
forces would enlist Filipino youths as
aviation cadets, the only exception to
the regulation that aviation cadets
must be United States citizens. Fili-

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Registration Of Students
Will Commence 'today
In Ann Arbor Armory
Dr. Russell C. Hussey, an associate
professor in the geology department,
was named coordinator of the Uni-
versity's V-1 program yesterday and
an hour after his appointment an-
nounced that eligible freshmen and
sophomores may enroll in the Navy's
V-1 Officer Training Program be-
ginning today..
Coordinator Hussey will maintain
a counselors office at 108 Mason Hall,
but will not relinquish his teaching
Preliminary V-1 registration will
take place at the Ann Arbor armory,
Fourth and Ann streets.
"The student who elects the V-1
plan," Hussey said, "actually joins
the Navy, and he is then deferred for
a period of two or four years. It
should be made perfectly clear that
the person who chooses this program
and then remains in college is not
avoiding military service but is doing
precisely what the Navy wishes him
to do.
College As Usual
"Students who enlist in V-1 will
continue their college career as usual,
but will be required to take and pass
beginning courses in mathematics
and physics."
After the completion of approxi-
mately one and one-half years of
college work, V-1 candidates will be
given a thorough examination cov-
ering math, physics and English. The
test will be graded on a nation-wide
Those who rank sufficiently high
in the examination will have their
choice of two courses-each leading
Russians Capture
German Positions
In Demidov Area
LONDON, April 17.-(iP)-The Red
Army was driving ahead against
fierce German resistance tonight and
capturing "one great fortress after
another" in the area of Demidov, 40
miles northwest of Smolensk, the
Moscow radio reported.
Stockholm dispatches said ad-
vanced Russian units had reached
the approaches of Smolensk itself
and that the Germans were fortify-
ing every house of that already
strongly-buttressed city.
There was no information to indi-
cate whether the Russians were
threatening Smolensk with sufficient
force to attempt an assault directly
upon that key point, but Stockholm
dispatches said raiding columns in
White Rusia, west of the city, were
handicapping German efforts to rush
up reinforcements.
This agreed with the Russian re-
port of assaults around Demidov,
strengthening an impression that the
Russians might be starting an encir-
clement maneuver.
Heavy fighting also was reported
between lakes Ilmen, Ladoga and On-
ega, as the Russians sought to erase
the menace to Leningrad before the
thaws convert roads into bogs and+
streams into torrents.I

to an officer's commission. They may
enlist in V-5 (naval aviation) which
will place them in active duty im-
mediately. As an alternative they
may enlist in V-7 (deck engineering)
which will enable the candidates to
remain in school until they receive
their diploma.
How To Enlist
If you are a freshman or sopho-
more between the ages of 17 and 19,
a citizen of the United States and
unmarried, here's how you can get
into V-i:
Secure a note from the Registrar's
Office, Room 4, University Hall, cer-
tifying that you are enrolled in the
Go to the Ann Arbor armory for a
preliminary, examination.
If you aremfound eligible you will
go to the Health Service for a physi-
After you pass the Health Service
physical you will go to Detroit with
a group at the Government's expense
for a final examination at the Naval
Secure parents' consent papers.
If the Naval examining board ac-
cepts you, you will be sworn in at
the Detroit Armory as an apprentice
seaman in the United States Naval
Turn to Page 2, Col. 1
Student Senate
Petition Filing
To Start Today
Nine Posts WilJ Be Placed
On Final Election Ballot;
Deadline To Be Monday
Candidates for nine posts in the
reorganized and revived Student Sen-
ate will be able to turn in their peti-
tions from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Room
325 in the Union.
Petitioning for ballot slots in the
election Friday will end at 5 p.m.
Monday. Each petition must be ac-
companied by 25 signatures, an eli-
gibility card and a one dollar regis-
tration fee.
The eligibility card is the only re-
striction placed on prospective nomi-
nees as there are no other qualifica-
tions. All students-whether male
or female, grad or freshman-are eli-
gible' to run for senate office,
Reorganized recently from top to
bottom, the senate is the only stu-
dent governing body here that rep-
resents the entire campus. In its
new form it will be composed of nine
policy making members along with
an administrative staff to carry out
The previous senate, target for
criticism from varied quarters, con-
sisted of 30 members who were bur-
dened with committee functions to
such an extent that both their legis-
lative and administrative work suf-
The new Senate will also be free
from the "proxy" system which oc-
casionally resulted in one senator
casting five votes for absent mem-

Hussey Appointud Coordinator
Of University's V-1 Program

Allies' Planes
Attack Capital
In Initial Raid
On Nipponese
Ambassador Is Recalled
From French Capital
By President Roosevelt
After Laval's Return
Leahy Summoned
'For Consultation
SAN FRANCISCO, April 17.-()-
The Tokyo radio announced tonight
that "enemy bombers" attacked Tok-
yo, the CBS .listening station re-
The Tokyo broadcast said: "n-
emy bombers appeared over Tokyo
for the first time in the current war,
inflicting damage on schools and hos-
pitals. The raid occurred shortly
past noon on Saturday (Tokyo time.)
"Invading planes failed to cause
any damage on military establish-
ments, although casualties in the
schools and hospitals were as yet un-
"This inhuman attack on these cul-
tural establishments and on residen-
tial districts is causing widespread
indignation among the populace."
Meanwhile in Washington the
War and Navy Departments had no
confirmation immediately today on
the Japanese announcement of bomb-
ing of Tokyo.
There was no indication of. when
a communique might be issued. It
was pointed out that if the bombing
was a long distance attack, the air-
craft would take many hours to re-
turn to their starting point, and that
reports would be unavailable until
CBS said the first announcement
of the bombing was in an English
language broadcast. The announce-
ment was repeated a few minutes
later in a Japanese language broad-
cast which injected a new angle that
"the enemy planes di '-ot attempt
to hit military establishments."
The Japanese language broadcast
"Just after noon on the 18th the
first enemy planes appeared over the
city of Tokyo. A number of bombs
were, dropped.
"The enemy planes did not attempt
to hit military establishments, and
only inflicted damage on grammar
schools, hospitals and cultural estab-
"These planes were repulsed by a
heavy barrage from our defeise guns.
"The previous training of the T*k-
yo populace for air raid defense was
put into immediate practice. I wish
to reveal that our losses were exceed-
ingly light."
The capital has undergone air
alerts when sighting its own planes
because of this uneasiness and ge-
eral expectation of attack. The peo-
ple have been repeatedly warned to
expect bombings. On March 4 when
Marcus was attacked the Japanese
announcer warned the people Tokyo
might be next.
Leahy Summoned

'For Consultation'
WASHINGTON, April 17. -QP)-
President Roosevelt today recalled
Ambassador William D. Leahy from
Vichy "for consultation" under cir-
qumstances indicating that his coun-
try has no intention of attempting
to maintain normal relations with a
collaborationist regime dominated by
Pierre Laval.
By way of emphasizing this Amer-
ican rejection of Laval, acting Sec-
retary of State Sumner Welles let
it be known that this government
views the new Vichy regime as a pup-
pet government capable of sending
puppet communications previously

score a victory over them last season bank.
when the Maize and Blue netters won Surrounded by Red Cross nurses in
17 of their dual meet matches.
Last year, Coach Leroy Weir took pert and colorful uniforms, prospec-
his net squad to South Bend with- tive donors came in a steady stream
out Jim Porter who was taken down throughout the afternoon to sit sip-
with a case of the flu and who was ping orange juice while awaiting
left in Ann Arbor. Playing with a their turn. The entire process re-
strong wind whipping itself across quired only 45 minutes, and donors
the unprotected courts, the Wolver-wre able to resume their regular ac-
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the unotecteout, teColver tivities, after a ten-minute rest.
Plans for a more extensive cam-
paign next week are under considera-
So T rI ion by Union officials. At a meet-
Sojouner iruning of house presidents Thursday,
fraternities were asked to register in
R iote r s Face groups for the huge donor reserve list
which the Union is attempting to

DETROIT, April 17.--(P)-Two of
the three men indicted for alleged
seditious conspiracy in connection
with the Sojourner Truth housing
project were arraigned late today in
Federal Court.
Parker Sarge, treasurer of the Na-
tional Workers' League, and Garland
L. Alderman, of Pontiac, secretary
of the organization, were arraigned
before Judge Frank A. Picard.
The indictments, returned by a
Federal grand jury yesterday, stem-
med from the Feb. 28 riot here when
Negroes sought unsuccessfully to
move into a defense housing project
which had been designated for Ne-
gro occupancy by the Federal Gv-
The Federal Government this week
re-affirmed that Negro families must
be installed in the dwelling and Police
Cnmmiiner Frank D.n amansaid

Union Help Agree To Mediate
Demand For Increased Wages

Social Justice' To Be Probed;
Radio Priest May Be Witness

Representatives of the Michigan
Union student help-bent on secur-
ing a ten cent an hour wage increase
-got together with Frank Kuenzel
of the Union and Prof. Carl G.
Brandt of the speech depar'tment for
more than two hours last night, and
postponed all plans for immediate en-
forcements of their demands by put-
ting the matter before a special com-
Charged with investigating the
workers claims to such an increase
and determining the result of the
proposed raise on Union food prices,
the committee, tentatively composed
of Prof. Brandt, Prof. John Riegel,
of the school of business adminis-

wage scales will be made retroactive
to April 16,
Mr. Kuenzel and the student rep-
resentatives agreed to this, and Pro-
fessor Brandt gave his seal of appro-
val to the entire proceedings as an
authorized representative of the Uni-
Basing their demands for pay in-
creases on the fact that Union food
prices have risen since last Septem-
ber while wage rates have remained
at 40 cents an hour, the Union work-
ers said that they are now being
forced to work more hours for their
board than they had expected to in
taking their :jobs.
Recent bonuses of five cents an

WASHINGTON, April 17. -()-
A Federal Grand Jury will begin here
next week an exhaustive investiga-
tion of the weekly magazine Social
Justice, with a prospect that its
founder, the Rev. Charles E. Cough-
lin, will be a principal witness, At-
torney General Biddle disclosed to-
Speaking at a press conference, in
which he said that the paper's lan-
guage was "clearly seditious," the
Attorney General declared that the
object of the ,Justice Department's
presentation would be indictment un-
der what is known as the sedition
law of "all those responsible" for the
Asked at the start of the confer-
ence whether he proposed to follow

the evidence of the seditious content
of Social Justice before that grand
jury. We intend to present evidence
of responsibility as to who published
and who wrote it, and also evidence
of any tie-up with the Axis."
With respect to the latter, Biddle
called attention to his letter to the
Postmaster General on Tuesday in
which he refeired to the "parallelism"
between matter printed in Social
Justice and propaganda broadcast by
enemy countries.
After the postoffice action had
been announced, Father Coughlin
said at Detroit that he would chal-
lenge the Attorney General to give
him an opportunity to defend Social
And from Totnit tihe nextsrhed-

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