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New Staff Assumes
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Homer Swander,
Edward Perlberg

Board Appoints Ginsberg
Sapp, Mintz, Thatcher,
Sallade To Fill Positiondi
Top Garg, 'Ensian
Staffs Are Named
Homer D. Swander, '43, of Kala-
mazooand Edward Perlberg, '43, of
Standish, were yesterday named
managing editor and business man-
ager of The Daily for 1942-43.
At the same meeting the Board in
Control of Publications announced
the selections of Will Sapp, '43, of
Novelty, 0., as city editor and Mor-
ton Mintz, '43, of Ann Arbor, as edi-
torial director. Fred Ginsberg, '43, of
Detroit, was named associate busi-
ness manager.
William (Buck) Dawson, '43, of
Evanston, Ill., was appointed man-
aging editor of the Michiganensian,
and Benjamin H. Douglas, '43, of
Albany, Mich., was made business
Gargoyle Editor
Olga Gruhzit, '43, of Grosse Pointe
was selected editor-in-chief of Gar-
goyle, first woman in the history of
the publication to receive that honor,
while John Zimmerman, '43, of Mil-
waukee was named business man-
Daily associate editors selected
were George W. Sallade, '43, of Ann
Arbor and Charles M. Thatcher, '43E,
of Escanaba.
Swander is affiliated with Chi Phi
and is a member of Sphinx, Sigma
Delta Chi, and Alpha Nu. He is local
and national president of the Student
League of America, and has served
three years on The Daily.
President of Delta Tau Delta, Perl-
berg is a member of Sphinx and dur-
ing his last year on The Daily was
in charge of Contracts and' Local
Sapp has cnfined his activities
to newspaper work with the single
exception of membership in Sphinx.
In addition to his work on the edi-
torial staff the newly named city
editor served as Daily photographer
and is a member of Sigma Delta Chi.
He has been for two years the Ann
Arbor correspondent for the Detroit
Free Press.- He is affiliated with
Beta Theta Pi.
News Bureau Head
A member of the U. of M. bureau of
the Detroit News, Mintz was last
month named president of the local
chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, national
professional journalism society. He
too has worked on The Daily for
three years.
Ginsberg, who is affiliated with Pi
Lambda Phi, has been in charge of
local advertising and is a member
of Sphinx.
'Buck' Dawson's exploits are as well
known as his name, but those listable
here follow. On the executive coun-
cil of Phi Gamma Delta he has been
in sucession a member of the track
team, publicity chairman of the Soph
Prom, and a Student Senator.
His varied career also includes the
Turn to Page 2, Col. I
Air Corps Will
Hi oldProguram
Deferred Enlistment Plan
To Be FullyExplained
The new procurement plan of the
Army Air Forces, which provides for
enlistment of students on a deferred
service basis, will be discussed in a
program by two Army representa-
tives, Lieut.-Col. Joseph H. Carr and
Lieut. Rondel L. Cox, at 8 p.m. Wed-
nesday in the Rackham Lecture Hall.
Under the new plan, students may
enlist as privates in the Air Force
Enlisted Reserve and continue their
education until actually needed for

Air Force training. Although sub-
ject to call to active duty at any time,
it is planned to defer such students
until graduation, provided they main-
tain a satisfactol y scholastic stand-
ing. Summer school attendance will
be optional, but Reservists who grad-
uate or withdraw from school will be
assigned to active duty as facilities
become available.
Students enlisted in the Enlisted
Reserve are recommended certain
courses in mathematics and sciences
to prepare them for future service.

New 'Daily' Heads

.. Managing Editor

Official Says
FDR Favors
40Hour Law:
President Will Back Short
Week, War Profits Tax
In Message Next Week
Roosevelt To Relate
Plan In Radio Talk
WASHINGTON, April 25. -()-
A high Administration official said
today that President Roosevelt would
make clear in his message to Con-
gress next week on the high cost of
living that he is opposed to suspen-
sion of the 40-hour week law,
The Presidential message is expec-
ted to outline a program calling for
freezing most commodity prices at
about March 1 levels, drastic taxes on
war profits and possible wage control.
It is to be sent to Congress Monday.
Later, the President expects to dis-
cuss the program in a radio address
to the nation.
Mr. Roosevelt was represented as
taking the attitude that since most
war plants were employing shifts of
48 hours or longer, the issue involved
in the dispute over the 40-hour law
was one of pay that could be handled
satisfactorily in any directive he
might make to Government agencies
to keep wages in line with living
costs. The law requires time and one-
half pay for work in excess of 40
hours a week.
Furthermore, he was said to regard
proposals to suspend or repeal the
law as being tantamount to chang-
ing the rules while the game is in
As for other labor questions, it was
such issues as strikes and the open
and closed shop which were being
worked out satisfactorily under exist-
ing agreements.
Band Festival Ends
As 18 Schools Winl
The final day of the Michigan
High School Band and Orchestra
Festival closed yesterday with 18 high
schools receiving excellent rating for
their instrumental work.
Following are the schools who
placed high: Marching Festival:
Coldwater, Sturgis, Flint; Class A
bands: River Rouge, Flint Central,
Muskegon, Holland; Class B Bands:
Oxford, Granville, Adrian; Class C
Bands: Fowlerville, Williamston
Webberville, White Pigeon, Paw
Class A orchestras which received
good ratings are: Flint Central,
Hamtramck; Class C orchestras: Ann
Arbor University High; junior high
Class A orchestra: Hamtramck (ex-
cellent); junior high Class A bands:
Pontiac, Lincoln and Washington
Schools, (both excellent).
Marijuana Deni Is Raided
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 25.-
(/)-Military police and federal nar-
cotic authorities raided a marijuana
smoking den in Sacramento today
andarrested five persons on charges
of selling the drug to soldiers. Nearly
a score of soldiers reported inside
the den were placed under military

Reincarnated 'Squalus'
Torpedoes Jap-Carrier
WASHINGTON, April 25. -(P)-
It was the submarine Squalus, sal-
vaged from the bottom of the sea and
renamed the Sailfish, which torpe-
doed and probably sank that Japa-
nese aircraft carrier in the battle of
Macassar Strait last January.
The story of the sub's smashing
comeback-last month she torpedoed
and damaged a Japanese cruiser, too
-became known today when the
Navy announced that herhskipper,
Lieut.-Comm. Richard G. Voge of
Chicago, had been awarded the Navy
Cross. No details of the action were
Twenty-six officers and men per-
ished in the Squalus when she foun-
dered during diving trials off Ports-
mouth, N.H., three years ago, but 33
were rescued through the new diving
bell technique. The sub was raised
four months later.
3,000 Attend
Meeting Here
R. Kazmeyer Is Principal
Speaker; J. R. Nelson
In Panel Discussion
More than 3,000 school teachers
from all parts of the state attended
numerous conferences and panels on
every phase of education at the 56th
annual meeting of the Michigan
Schoolmasters' Club held here during
the last two days.
Robert Kazmeyer, veteran news-
paper reporter and globe-trotter, was
principal speaker of the meeting, ad-
dressing the teachers at the recep-
tion banquet Friday and at the gen-
eral session yesterday.
Speaking on "Japan, Rising or Set-
ting Sun," Kazmeyer emphasized the
necessity of a complete victory over
the Nipponese. He said that the day
of white, man's domination in the
Far East is over and that Asia is
awakening to assume its position on
a par with other parts of the world.
Following Kazmeyer's talk on "Ed-
ucation's Contribution to Demo-
cracy," at the general session, the
remainder of the meeting was de-
voted to a symposium on "Education
in a World Crisis," which was held
as a series of seven simultaneous
group conferences in the Rackham
At a panel on the necessity of safe-
guarding the mental health of school
children in time of war, a discussion
group led by Fritz Redl discussed the
effect of war propaganda and super-
patriotic literature on the minds of
the young child.
In order for schools to best par-
ticipate in war activities, Warren
Bow, Deputy Superintendent of De-
troit Schools urged the necessity of
purging our own society of the same
type of gangster which we tolerate
in international politics.
Bathtub Ban Ordered
WASHINGTON, April 25. -UP)-
There'll be no bathtubs in future de-
mountable and temporary houses
built in defense areas by the Federal
Public Housing Authority. Ordering
that only shower baths be installed,
it figured today that elimination of
tubs would save 10,000 tons of metal
-enough, it said, to build 750 stand-
ard 13-ton tanks.

Rules Paper
Postmaster General Says
Issue Of 'Social Justice'
ViolatesEspionage Act
Hearing To Judge
Permanent Status
WASHINGTON. April 25. -(P)-
The April 27 issue of Social Justice,
weekly magazine founded by The
Rev. Charles E. Coughlin, was ruled
non-mailable today although Post-
master General Frank C. Walker said
the "tone of the paper" had changed
since the April 20 issue was bahned
from the mails.
Despite change, Walker held that
the latest issue "contains statements
clearly within the prohibitions of the
espionage act." He has set a hearing
for May 4 on the question of whether
mailing rights of Social Justice
should be revoked altogether.
Walker announced his ruling on
the April 27 issue by making public a
letter to the postmaster at Royal Oak,
This letter said that the 12-page
April 27 issue disclosed the publica-
tion "(a) has changed the over-all
make-up of the front and back cover
pages, (b) in certain respects more
fully identifies and sets out the
claimed source of the material pub-
lished, and (c) uses language more
"The entire tone of the paper," the
letter continued, "seems to be
changed, one page being devoted to
quotations from the Gospels and an-
other page devoted to quotations of
the eminent Cardinal Mercier. (Car-
dinal Mercier of Belgium became a
World War hero of the Allies by his
defiance of the Germans who over-
ran his country.)
"This current issue apparently re-
prints entire articles which appeared
in the publication after Dec. 7. 1941."
A Cappella Choir
Will Give Concert
The University A Cappella Choir,
under the direction of Hardin Van
Deursen, will present its spring con-
cert at 8:30 p.m. today in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre
Today's concert follows a success-
ful season of Sunday morning broad-
casts over WJR in which the choir
has gained great popularity.
The program will consist of Con-
statius Festa's "Down in a Flow'ry
Vale," "The Keys of My Heart,"
"Chauson De Mar," and "Agnus Der"
by Hans Leo Harsler; "God Is a Spir-
it" by Kopylov; Tschaikowsky's
"Cherubun Song"; "Glory and Hon-
or andLand" by Charles Wood; Ran-
dall Thompson's "The Paper Reeds
by the Brooks"; "Evening" by Zoltan
Rodaly; "The Turtle Dance" by
Vaughn Williams; "The Breadth and
Extent of Man's Empire" by Karl
McDonald; "Poor Wayfaring Stran-
ger," an early American ballad.
"Spirit of De Lord Done Fell" and
"Wish I'se in Heaven" conclude the

Famed News

To Talk Here
Cecil Brown To Describe'
Far Eastern Adventures
In Speech Tomorrow
Often described as a "long-nosed,
persistent" news reporter who man-
ages to get into and out of one catas-
trophe after another-each time with
an exciting story to tell, Cecil Brown,
ace correspondent for CBS will tell
exciting stories at 8:15 p.m. tomorrow
in Hill Auditorium under the auspices
of the Oratorical Association.
*hFrom Brown's assignment tomcover
the Far Eastern front there came the.
most sensational story of the war to
date. CBS had thought the British
in Singapore would set up a powerful
new short-wave transmitter, but
Brown discovered that this transmit-
ter couldn't possibly get going until
sometime later, and that the broad-
casts relayed through Batavia were
muddy by the time they reached the
United States. He therefore hunted
around for sources and ways to
transmit it, and when he was offered
a chance to see naval action with
the British Fleet there, he jumped
at it. The rest, with the thrilling
description of the sinking of the Re-
pulse and the Wales, is journalistic
The box office in Hill Auditorium
will be open from 10:00 a.m. till 8:15
p.m. tomorrow, during which time
the few remaining tickets will go on
Troops Reach
French Island

aps Flank Allies
In Burma Aflack;
RA isFrancei
To Tell Of War In East Invasion Coast Is Bombed
. ~..By British Day Raiders;
Nazi Factories Struck
U.S. Troops Land
In New Caledonia

... Business Manager
Cantilo Chosen
Deputies Head'
Opposition Coalition Gains
Victory In Argentina I
BUENOS AIRES, April 25. -(/P)--
The opposition coalition gained con-
trol of the new Argentine chamber
of deputics today' with the reelection
of radical deputy Jose Luis Cantilo
as its president.
Supporters of Acting President Ra-
mon S. Castillo's "neutrality towardI
all" government, foreseeing defeat
after the opposition earlier succeed-
ed in electing a temporary chairman,
left the chamber in a vain attempt
to prevent a quorum.
But 81 deputies---onc more than
a quuruim-remained on the floor,
giving the coalition its victory.
'The election of Cantilo as presi-
dent of the chamber may be the
forerunner of a liberal movement to
seek adoption of a resolution asking
that Argentina break off relations
with the Axis. Argentina, and Chile
are the only two American republics
still maintaining diplomatic ties with
Germany, Italy and Japan.)
The outcome of today's balloting
augured a union of socialist and radi-
cal forces to oppose policies of Cas-
tilo's conservative government. The
combined parties have a majority of
two votes;
RelaxedBy OPA
WASiJNGTON, April 25. --f/)-
The Office of Price Administration
relaxed a IitIomoble rationing regu-
lations today in an effort to speed up
Price A(iministrator Leon Hender-
son said the action was taken in ac-
cordance with his plan to dispose of
some 400,000 cars by next March,
leavinl 135,000 in a Government stock
pile. Thus far, since rationing be-
gan March 2, sales have lagged 40
per cent under quotas.
The relaxed regulations leave Un-
changed the classes of persons eli-

(By The Associated Press)
Intensifying a drive'aimed at stra-
tegic control of all Burma's vital
regions before mid-May monsoons
immobilize their superior mechan-
ized force, the Japanese pounded for-
ward in an offensive that held grave
danger for the Allied left flank
manned by the dogged but weary
Chinese troops under U.S. Lieut.-Gen.
Joseph W. Stilwell.
In this critical theatre of opera-
tions-one that must be held to in-
sure China's successful continuation
in the war, and one equally essential
to the mounting of the Allied coun-
ter-offensive-the invaders employed
the full weight of their greater num-
bers of men, planes, tankssand artil-
Japs Are Checked
Fanning out in three arms from
their original line of advance, which
already had put them within 100
miles of the Allied supply .base at
Mandalay, the Japanese were checked
at one point six miles west of Taung-
gyi-apparently the heart of the Stil-
well positions-and lost heavily in
men and equipment. But the Chi
nese gave no indication that the
other two spearheads had been halted.
On the central and western Burma
fronts, meanwhile, heavy fighting
was in progress. But neither the
Chinese nor their British Allies re-
ported any essential change in the
Operations elsewhere in the Far
Pacific were in a minor key, with
two notable exceptions:
1. Announcement by the War De-
partment in Washington that U.S.
troops have arrived to garrison the
Free French-controlled island of New
Caledonia, a strategic point along
the Allied supply routes between the
United States and the southwest
Tokyo Confidence Shaken
2. Word that Japanese navy and
army bombers during the last three
days have attacked Chinese air bases
nearest to Japan's home islands-
further evidence, if any were needed,
that Tokyo's confidence in her
ocean-bound immunity was shaken
badly by the raid on four key Japa-
nese cities carried out by U.S. bomb-
ers just a week ago.
There was every indication that
the terrific RAF coastal raids were
forcing the Germans to keep a large
proportion of their air arm in the
west and thus may be easing the
already considerable enemy aerial
pressure on the Russian front.
RAF Strikes
At French Coast
LONDON, April 25. -(R)- From
Calais and Dunkerque to Cherbourg
and Le Hlavre hundreds of RA fight-
ars and bombers fought over the
French channel coast in a daylight
aftermath today to a second violent
night attack on Rostock in continua-
tion of the British Baltic blitz.
Fifteen RAF fighters and a bomb-
er failed to rturn from the forays
against Calais, Cherbourg, Le Havre
Abbeville and Dunkerque and eight
German fighters were destroyed, the
Air Ministry said,
Docks at Cherbourg, Dunkerque
and Le Havre, a factory at Calais
and railway yards at Abbeville were
"Enemy fighters were encountered
in strength during the attack on
Abbeville, and there were many com-
bats," said the communique.
Hardest blows however were dealt
at Rostock, second of Hitler's great
Baltic bases for the German armies
of Norway, Finland and northern
Russia to be turned into a black
wreck by British bombs. Nearly a
million pounds of explosives were
used to blast that old town in two
of the most violent Allied air raids
of the war, the British said.
Several enemy planes were over
districts in the west of England dur-

ing the night and one town was the
target of high explosive and fire
A German bomber was shot down

Nine Defeats Purdue, 5-3; Thinclads
Tak Tw-Mie Reay ete Wi

The power-laden bats of the Wol-
verine baseball team, dormant for
seven long innings, burst forth with
fury in a big eight-inning rally to
enable Michigan to overcome a two-
run deficit and defeat Purdue 5-3
at Ferry Field yesterday afternoon.
The victory gave the Varsity a
sweep of their two-game series with
the Boilermakers and first place in
the Big Ten standings.
Michigan went into its half of the
eighth inning behind 3-1, and from
the way Purdue's Paul Petrich was
hurling not even the most optimistic
of Maize and Blue fans thought that
the Wolverines would stay unbeaten
in Conference competition.
But Ray Fisher's boys showed the
750 fans witnessing the game that
they were Big Ten titleholders when
the Varsity broke through with three
hard hits combined with some smart
base running to amass fbur precious
Sophomore Bill Cain started on

(Special to The Daily)
DES MOINES, April 25.-A power-
packed, speedy Wolverine two-mile
relay team, competing before a crowd
of over 10,000 howling fans, collected
Michigan's only title in the finals of
the thirty-third annual Drake Relays
here today, but the Wolverine thin-
clads displayed an abundance of team
balance as they swept to places in five
other university relays.
Performing in a variety of weather
conditions, the Wolverine baton-
passers finished third in the 440 yard
relay of the midwest's biggest out-
door track carnival. The same sprint
relay team came back later in the
afternoon to capture fourth place in
the 880 yard relay, and Michigan
quartets also finished fourth in the
mile relay and the 440 yard shuttle
hurdle relay, and copped a fifth place
in the four-mile relay.
The Wolverine baton-passers that
rang up Michigan's solitary victory
put on quite a show for the mob of
athletes and spectators assembled

(special to The Daily)
LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 25.-With
a smashing 6-1 victory over Purdue
at Lafayette, Ind., Michigan's tour-
ing netters come home with a per-
fect record for their weekend trip.
As in both other Conference
matches the Maize and Blue swept
through the singles to clinch the
match and lost only the number
two doubles, Jim Porter and Gerry
Schaflander bowing to Bill Stettner
and Ed Armstrong, 6-4, 6-2. Other
matches were repetitions of the Wis-
con.in and Illinois frays, the Wol-
verines experiencing little trouble in
racing through their opponents,
A quick survey of the weekend's
play reveals two things. The first,
is that Michigan need not worry
about their singles play; Tom Gamon
lost to Bert Clapper of Illinois in
three sets for the only singles loss of
the whole trip. The second is that
Michigan's doubles setup is a ques-
tion mark but should be a pretty
good one from any standpoint. The

American Forces Land
On New Caledonia
WASHINGTON, April 25. -(MP--
The United States announced today
it had landed troops in New Cale-'
donia to assist the Free French in
the defense of that vitally strategic
island which flanks the supply route'
between this country and Australia.
The action, which the War De-
partment said was taken "with the
approval of local authorities," was
the first anouncement of American
troops moving into French territory.
The size of the American force was
not disclosed.
In view of the new collaborationist
regime of Pierre Laval at Vichy-and
of the previous angry outburst from
Vichy when the United States sent
a consul-general to Brazzaville in
Free French Equatorial Africa-ob-
servers expected a new outcry from
Vichy over the troops in New Cale-
Relations between the Washington
and Vichy governments have steadily
deteriorated since announcement
that Laval was returning to power.
Ambassador William D. Leahy has
been called to Washington for con-
This country has enunciated a pol-
icy of maintaining relations with
French citizens who are in actual
control of French territories.
Thus, the way for the troop landing
in New Caledonia was paved last
month with an announcement by the

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