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A. Proper Perspecte
Oni Tokyo Bomilinlg






Hoyas Outlast
'M' Nine, 7w5;
Irish Conquer
Net Team, 6-3
Four Run Rally In Eighth
Drives Boim From Bot;
MichiganScores Early
Team Ends Trip
With Even Break
(Special.o The Daily)
WASHINGTON, D. C. April 18.-
Denting the plate four times in the
eighth inning, Georgetown's fighting
Hoyas forced Michigan to settle for
an even break on its four-game
southern jaunt here today, 7-5.
The Wolverines moved rather un-
steadily into the eighth frame behind
a 5-3 lead-unsteadily because soph-
omore Irv Boim, although he had
allowed only four hits, forced his
catcher, Captain George Harms to
play guessing games on every pitch.
He was that wild. Pro had a world
of stuff and a sharp curve which
deceived the Hoyas every time he
stuck it in there. But it was entirely
too seldom and inconsistent.
Going into that vital eighth, Pro
had allowed the alarming total of
nine walks and had hit one batter
when he threw the ball behind the
unfortunate fellow. But despite this
the Georgetowns had managed only
four safeties and three runs, one un-
earned, while the Wolverines had
shoved five tallies across.
Boim Weakens In Eighth
Boim, however, just couldn't find
the plate, issuing oakleys to the first
two batters in the eighth. The next
man laid down a sacrifice bunt and
was promptly thrown out. Outfielder
John Smith cracked a sharp ground-
er to the pitcher's box, which Pro
grabbed, and wheeling, rifled in to
Harms who dropped it as the man
on third charged in. The discon-
certed Mr. Boim then was touched
by third baseman Jim Kulikowski
for a double on a high ball which
dropped just inside the left field foul
line after having been carried away
from left-fielder' Whty 19 oman wby
the high wind. That finished the
scoring and finished Boim, who was
relieved by Dick tvage.
Michigan did its scoring only in
the third and sixth innings. Facing
a hurler with a little more speed
than they had yet seen this cam-
paign, 240 pound Dick Dieckelman,
Turn to Page 3, Col. 1
Notre Dame Trims
Tennis Team, 6-3
It was a hard-fighting, ever-trying
band of Michigan netters who went
down to anything but a shameful
defeat at the hands of Notre Dame's
fighting Irish, 6-3, yesterday on the
Ferry Field courts.
The Wolverines were down most of
the afternoon, but they were never
out. Almost every match went the
limit, and it was not until the Maize
and Blue netters had played out the
string, that they finally bowed to
the touring Irishmen.
Although they took only two singles
matches and one doubles, the Wol-
verines, nevertheless, put on such a
good exhibition of tennis that the
6-3 score is hardly indicative of the
closeness of the meet.
In the feature match of the after-
noon, the first singles battle between
Michigan's Co-Capt. Lawt Hammett
and the Irish leader, Dan Canale,

the Wolverine netter was behind the
proverbial eight-ball from almost the
beginning. Canale, about the smart-
est tennis player seen in Ann Arbor
in several years, had a beautiful lob
shot which kept Lawt on the defen-
sive, with the result that the Irish-
man cashed in on Hammett's errors
to win the first set, 6-4.
Several Errors
The Michigan senior got his net
game going in the second set and
Canale found himself on the short
end of a 6-2 score before he brought
his lob into play again. As the third
set progressed, Hammett, pressing
with everything he had, made several
errors which gave his easy-going op-
ponent a 4-3 adantage. On his own
serve, Canale won the crucial game
after it had gone to deuce three
times and it was only after some very
beautiful placements which Ham-
mett couldn't return that the Irish
netter broke through his opponent's
service to win the set and match, 6-3.
Jim Porter continued his fine
brand of tennis as he took Olen
Parks, Notre Dame's second position
player, in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.
Pa,+ks shed himnlf tob a h amter


Comedy Will Highlight
Spring Drama Festival
Broadway, Hollywood Stars Will Fill Major Roles;
V. B. Windt Directs Season For Third Time

First Raids On Japanese Cities




Comedy is the keynote, as the Ann
Arbor Dramatic Season committee
announces its annual drama festival,
program, opening May 11 and run-
ning through June 6.
Broadway and Hollywood artists,
already signed to appear on the Lydia

in the original production and played
opposite Katharine Cornell in a long
and successful run. Born in Czecho-
slovakia and a graduate of the
Prague Academy of Dramatic Arts,
Mr. Lederer became a great success
on the continent in the Max Rein-
hardt production of "Romeo and
Thereafter he won acclaim in Lon-
don and Paris, and scoreda tremen-
dous success with "Autumn Crocus"
in New York. Now an American citi-
zen, Mr. Lederer has spent most of
his time in Hollywood where he has
appeared in such films as "Pursuit of
Happiness" and "Confessions of a
Nazi Spy."
"Petticoat Fever," an exuberant
farce set amid the snowdrifts of Lab-
rador, will run the second week, of-
fering excellent roles for Michael
Whalen and Madge Evans. Florence
Reed, distinguished American actress,
will star in the third play, "Suspect,"
a psychological murder melodrama
by Edward Percy and Reginald Den-
Jose Ferrer, that excellent young
farceur, will bring his inimitable
imitation of the lady from Brazil in
"Charley's Aunt," a role in which he
provided Broadway with one of its
most uproarious entertainments for
many years. This revival of Brandon
Thomas' comedy will close the festi-
val's 'season of laughs.'
Working with Director Windt to
bring Ann Arbor an unprecedented
festival program of comedy, are Mrs.
Lucille W. Walz, business manager,
and James D. Murnan, company
Public sale of season tickets will
open Tuesday, April 28, in the Gar-
den Room, Michigan League, with
mail orders being filled before that

Laval Goes All-Out F
Laval Reorganizes Cabinet Post- War Conference
Retaining Three Posts
In Collaboration Move A

Mendelssohn stage for this year's
season, include Florence Reed, Fran-
cis Lederer, Michael Whalen, Madge
Evans, Jose Ferrer, Carl Benton Reid
and Uta Hagen.VArtists are still be-
ing signed by Valentine B. Windt,
director of the season for the third
"No Time For Comedy," S. N. Behr-
man's modern sophisticate play, star-
ring Francis Lederer, is slated as the
initial number on the bill. Mr. Led-
erer, well-known star of stage and
screen, succeeded Laurence Olivier

Tomorrow Set
For Deadline
hr-Senate Race-
Change In Student Group
Opens Nine Positions;
MembershipIs All New
Prospective candidates for Michi-
gan's Student Senate-recent recipi-
ent of a badly needed shot-in-the-
arm-will have their last opportun-
ity tomorrow to petition for ballot
spots in the all-campus senate elec-
tion Friday.
Requiring 25 signatures, an eligibil-
ity card, and a one dollar registra-
tion fee, the petitions will be accept-!
ed from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow
in Room 220 in the Union.'
There are no other qualifications
in this election. Neither class stand-
ing nor affiliation can disqualify men
and women students from running
for the nine posts open.
The reorganization saw a reduction
of the senate roster from 30 mem-
bers to nine with a corresponding
rise in the responsibility placed up-
on each senator. The election will
choose an entirely new senate, as
past members have waived all claims
to incumbency.
Voting will be conducted Friday
on the proportional representation
system which insures every voter of
some voice in the final candidates
chosen. As in petitioning, there will
be no restrictions placed on eligibil-
ity of voters.
"Although the senate has been
thoroughly reorganized, a consensus
of opinion points to the need for an
effiicent personnel before its aims can
be realized," Bob Krause, '43BAd.,
present Senate president declared
"The fate of student representa-
tive government is, as in the case of
any democracy, in the hands of the
students themselves," he asserted.
Refuse Rekindles
Gutted Normandie
NEW YORK, Sunday, April 19.-
(IP)-Fire that started in supplies sal-
vagers were removing raged through
a lower hold of the former French
liner Normandie last night, but did
no damage to the vessel's structure, it
was said at 12:25 a.m. (EWT) today
-nearly three hours after the blaze
was brought under control.
The 83,000-ton vessel had lain on
her port side half submerged since
flames caused her to capsize Feb. 9.
Lieut.-Comm. William A. Sullivan,

FUR Appoints
McNutt Chief
Of-New Board-
Commission Of Manpower
To Have Top Authority
To Mobilize U.S. Labor
WASHINGTON, April 18.-(R)-A
nine-member War Manpower Com-
mission headed by Federal Security
Administrator Paul V. McNutt was
established by President Roosevelt
today and given all-embracing au-
thority to mobilize the nation's man-
power and womanpower for war labor
The other eight members, to come
within the government setup, will be
named later but it was made known
that chairman Donald M. Nelson 'of
the War Production Board would be
one of them. Other members will
represent the War, Navy, Agriculture,
and Labor Departments, the Selec-
tive Service system, Civil Service, and
a new labor section of the WPB.
A sweeping executive order gave
McNutt power to issue directives to
all federal agencies now dealing with
recruiting and training of manpower.
It also authorized him to see "that
adequate supplies" of agricultural
and industrial workers are provided.

Petain Still Holds
VICHY, Unoccupied France, April
18.-UP)-Pierre Laval, France's No. 1
campaigner for all-out collaboration
with Germany, reorganized the
French government on a pro-Axis
basis today, but agreed to submit to
the final authority of Marshal Pe-
tain, still Chief of State.
Laval won the Marshal's approval,
necessary under the Constitution, of
a 21-man government, 13 of whom
have been active supporters of his
pro-German policy for France. He
split the civil and military divisions
of government, abolished the na-
tional defense ministry and kept
three important posts for himself-
foreign affairs, interior and infor-
The aged Marshal, by special de-
cree, delegated to Laval the power to
control France's domestic and foreign
policies but simultaneously placed his
heir apparent and former vice-pre-
mier, Admiral Jean Darlan, in com-
plete command of all land, sea, and
air forces, responsible only to the
Chief of State.
Petain is expected to broadcast a
message to the nation, probably Sun-
day in explanation of the govern-
mental reorganization.
LONDON, April 18.-G'P)-Speak-
ing in a vein interpreted generally
as another bid to Washington to
sever relations -with Vichy, Gen.
Charles De Gaulle, the Free French
leader, told the French people tonight
that Adolf Hitler had strengthened
his hand at the capital of Unoccupied
Tass . .
LONDON, April 18.--(P)-Reuters
heard the Moscow radio broadcast a
Tass dispatch from Geneva tonight
saying a French-German agreement
had been reported reached providing
for Nazi control of all French armed
Capt. Leonard To Speak
On Air Raid Protection
Capt. Donald S.. Leonard, of the
Michigan State Police, will discuss
"precautions against aerial bombard-
ment," at 8 p.m. tomorrow in Hill
His will be the third in a series of
lectures on civilian protection under
the joint auspices of the University
War Board and the County Defense
The new ROTC band will play mili-
tary tunes before and after Captain
Leonard's lecture.

Nearly 200tstudentsrhelped ring
down the curtain yesterday on the
two day Post-War Conference, keep-
ing three panels engaged in enthus-
iastic and fruitful discussions of the
economic, political and sociological
aspects of planning for the peace.
The group concerned with the es-
tablishment of world-wide economic
democracy after the war agreed that
drastic changes would be made, but
the crux of the discussion was the
degree to which economic coopera-
tion could be effected, members of
the panel claiming that a practical
view makes us plan for a world or-
ganized into two groups, one domi-
nated by Russia, and the other head-
ed by the capitalistic countries. The
audience seemed to believe, however,
that world wide cooperation was pos-
Prosperity Is Key
"The greatest contribution which
America can make to world peace,"
said Prof. Arthur Smithies of the
economics department," is the es-
Military Critic
Will Lecture
S. L. A. Marshall To Speak
On America's Position
On World Battlefronts
S. L. A. Marshall, radio commen-
tator over radio station WWJ and
military critic for the Detroit News,
will speak on "Our Part in the War
Today" at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in the
Rackham Building.
Marshall's lecture will highlight
the month-long campaign of the Wo-
men's Field Army for the Control of
Cancer, and the receipts will be do-
nated to the two local hospitals and
the State and National Headquar-
ters of the Army for the research,
education and cure of cancer.
His talk will include excerpts from
varied experiences as a lieutenant
overseas in the First World War and
as a newspaper writer. In 1936-37
during the Spanish Civil War he was
correspondent for the Detroit News
and later covered the military poli-
cies of the Mexican government for
the North American Newspaper As-
In addition to his work as military
critic and newspaper writer, Marshall
is the author of several books on mil-
itary subjects. Some of his recent
books include "Blitzkreig," "Armies
on Wheels," and "How The Army Or-
ganized for War."
Mrs. Brace Krag is in charge of
the sale of tickets, which may also
be procured at the Rackham Build-
ing the night of the lecture.

tablishment of a prosperity program
at home by a fiscal policy designed
to increase government spending."
There can be no satisfactory politi-
cal federation, the panel agreed, un-
less internal conditions in the various
countries are prosperous, and an in-
ternational bank financed, and at
first controlled, by the United States,
may help to create prosperous con-
ditions throughout the world as well
as obviate some of the need for gov-
ernment spending at home.
Student participants in the panel
discussing post-war political struc-
tures, were adamant in their insis-
tence that only by deiocratic inter-
national organization can permanent
peace be maintained in the world.
No Punitive Measures
Prevailing opinion throughout the
discussion was that the defeated Axis
powers must not be subjected to dis-
criminations and punitive measures
when peace terms are ultimately
made. Professor Preuss of the politi-
cal science department warned the
group that the "Germans will not
welcome their liberators" and that
an indefinite transitional period will
be necessary.
Concerning the actual machinery
for international cooperation, most
popular was a world congress with
representation according to popula-
tion. Mr. Jan Hostie, Belgian repre-
sentative at the peace conference of
the last war, insisted on proper rep-
resentation for small countries stat-
ing that "right not power" must pre-
vail. The audience in general felt
that the United States should not
Turn to Page 2,Col .
Charlie Barnet
To Play Here~
For War Fund
Charlie Barnet will hit Ann Arbor
Wednesday night with a wake of top
recordings, movie, radio and hotel
engagements behind him.
The nation's master of swing and
sweet on a saxophone has already
created enough campus stir to give
coeds 11 p.m. permission for his Hill
Auditorium appearance. Tickets will
be still available tomorrow and Tues-
day at the Union desk, the center of
the Diagonal, Burton Tower and at
a local bookstore.
All profits from two-and-a-half
hours of Barnet will be turned- over
to the Bomber-Scholarship Fund as
a method of providing unparalleled
campus entertainment and aiding
student war veterans at one and the
same time, according to Buck Daw-
son, '43, general concert chairman.
Dawson himself has been so im-
pressed by Barnet's past record that
he is at a loss for words to publicize
the affair. A fellow Blair graduate,
Dawson is also restrained by ties of
alma mater.
"Barnet probably ranks sky-high in
the entire country as far as 'sax ap-
peal' is concerned," Dawson finally
broke down and admitted.
The records bear him out. Bar-
net's "Cherokee" and other waxings
have placed his name on nearly every
juke-box in the nation. His band
has held the title of "The Greatest
White 'Negro' Band in the Country."
Dawson was last seen undei- strict
confinement where, he has been
placed after publicizing Barnet's ap-
pearance as a "sax lecture."
Jap Paper Rates Yanks
Toughest Of All Foes
BERLIN, (from German broad-
casts), April 18.-UP)-The Tokyo
newspaper Nichi Nichi corrected
the Japanese press today on a re-
cent statement that of all Japan's
foes the Chinese soldiers are the

.The Americans now head Nichi
Nichi's list.
Earlier the Chinese had been
ranged ahead of the Russians

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)r Hitler
Japan's Industrial Heart
Struck By First Attack
In HistoryOf Country
Source Of Planes
Is Still Unknown
CANBERRA, Australia, Sunday,
April 19. -(A)- Prime Minister
John Curtin announced today the
appointment of Sir Owen Dixon,
justice of the high court, as Aus-
tralia's minister to United States.
WASHINGTON, April 18. -(P)-
Officials of the War and Navy De-
partments wore broad smiles today,
but said nothing about the Tokyo-
reported raids on Japan
TOKYO (from Japanese broad-
casts), April 18.-0)--There were an
undisclosed number of casualties in
today's air raids by American planes
on the Japanese cities of Tokyo, Yok-
ohama, Kobe and Nagoya, headquar-
ters for the defense of Japan an-
nounced tonight.
"We express to the next of kin of
persons killed our condolences," the
announcement said.
The account, like others issued
during the day, said damage was
Incendiary bombs fell in the To-
kyo-Yokohama area, Nagoya and
Kobe areas, but the fires (most fear-
ed of all assaults by the Japanese)
were reported quickly controlled.
Nine Shot Down
The high Japanese command an-
nounced earlier in the day that nine
attacking planes had been shot down
over the Tokyo-Yokohama area (sug-
gesting the raiding force totalled sev-
eral times that number.)
The greater portion of the Japa-
nese homeland was under air raid
alarm during the attacks on the four
large cities, Imperial headquarters
For varying periods, three of the
four principal islands of the Japa-
nese group were under alarm-a 1,000
mile sweep-and even the fifth island
was placed on the alert.
(The bombing, first in history for
Japan, came on the anniversary of
another attack by American troops-
the Concord and Lexington Battle
of 1775.
(The attack by planes, on which
the Japanese said they could plainly
see the blue star against the red
circle, identifying mark of Ameri-
Greatly Concerned .. .
Japan's premier, navy minister and.
foreign minister paid a personal call
on Emperor Hirohito after 4 p.m. To-
'kyo time today to report on the air
raid and inquire after the Emperor's
well being, Radio Tokyo said today
in a broadcast picked up by the CBS
listening station.
The broadcast said the trio found
the Emperor "composed as usual but
undoubtedly he was greatly concerned
over the incident."
can planes, came less than 24 hours
after Secretary of War Stimson in
Washington said the American army
was "getting pretty near to the stage
of being ready for an offensive."
(Chungking said the planes did not
come from China, but the official re-
port that Tokyo was attacked first,
half an hour after noon, and Kobe,
376 miles to the west, tWo hours later,
suggests and east-to-west sweep.
(Such an operation could have
been carried out by a naval task force

built around one or more aircraft
carriers approaching Japan from the
northeast, where the heavy April fogs
might hide their approach. Long-
range bombers from the Aleutians,
some 2,500 miles from Tokyo, might
conceivably have cooperated with
carrier-borne craft. Flights from hid-
den bases in the Philippines or China
also are possibilities.)
Approached At 12:30 P.M.
Military communiques and official
broadcasts gave this picture:
Tokyo: The capital, third city of
the world, population, 7,000,000, mil-
itary, political, financial heart of the
"It has been confirmed thus far

Don West, Ed Holmberg Appointed
To Top Union Positions For 192-43

Don West, junior engineer from
Westfield, N.J., and Edward Holm-
berg, Jr., of Waukegan, Ill., were
yesterday named president and secre-

the Union, West has been very active.
Among other Union projects, he has
been in charge of the Activities
Smoker and University Day. A chem-
ical and metallurgical engineer, West
is a member of Tau Beta Pi, engin-
eering honor society, and of Phi Eta
Sigma, freshman honor society. The
new president is a member of Beta
Theta Pi fraternity, belongs to Tri-
angles, and is also on the Engineer-
ing Council.
Newly appointed secretary Holm-
berg is in the advanced corp of the
ROTC and was recently initiated in-
to Scabbard and Blade. He is a mem-
ber of Sphinx and is activities chair-
man of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Also very active in the Union, Holm-
berg was in charge of the Red Cross
blood drive, the leadership course,
which is being conducted at the Un-
ion, first aid groups, the pep rally
and the soon-to-h-released manners

sume their offices at the installation
banquet which will be held next
Thursday. After the banquet, the
senior officers will decide on junior

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