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Nine Squeezes
3-2 Triumph
Over Airtight
Irish Hurling
Notre Dame Mound Work
Excels, But Wolverines
Make Most Of Breaks
To Keep Streak Intact
Michigan Downs
State Netmen, 8-1
Michigan's baseball team squeezed
out another victory yesterday as it
beat Notre Dame, 3-2, to run its
string of wins to eight in a row. The
game was played before 600 specta-
tors at Ferry Field.
For the second straight day the
Wolverines found themselves in a
tight ball game as Johnny Metzger,
Irish hurler, scattered two hits among
the usually powerful hitters in the
Michigan lineup. Metzger had trou-
ble all day getting the range of the
plate as he issued 11 free passes,
but he was effective when it counted
and as a result Michigan left 11
runners on the base paths.
Mickey Fishman also pitched a
beautiful game for the Wolverines as
he gave up only five hits to the boys
from South Bend, but he was lucky
to win. He almost missed winning
when he slipped up on his fielding in
the ninth, but he managed to come
Stenberg Stars
Outstanding in the field yesterday
was the play of Bob Stenberg, who re-
placed Wayne Christenson in the
fifth frame at second base. "Stenie"
adds plenty of pep and vigor to his
play and he really showed it in the
ninth when he helped Fishman out of
a hole by turning in two swell de-
fensive plays.
Michigan scored all its runs in the
second inning and spent the rest of
the game protecting that lead. Paul
White came through with the big
blow in that inning as he blasted a
long triple onto the tennis courts in
right field to score Christenson, who
had previously walked.
With nobody on Don Boor walked
and went to second when Metzger's
second toss to batter Capt. George
Harms went for a wild pitch. White
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Michigan Downs
State Netmen, 8-1

Mass Meeting For V1
To Be Held Tomorrow
Freshmen, Sophomores Will Hear Lieut. T. Wisner
Describe Naval Program In Hill Auditorium

Chinese Supply Lines Imperiled
By Sudden Jap Thrust On Lashio;
Trondheim, Kiel Blasted By RAF

The Navy's new V-1 program for
college freshmen and sophomores will
be described to University students
and local high school seniors by
Lieut. T. Wisner, Assistant Naval Re-
cruiting Officer, Chicago, in a mass
meeting at 4 p.m. tomorrow in Hill
The University was selected this
month by the Navy Department as
one of several centers in the country
for training future Naval Reserve of-
ficers under the V-1 program. Prof.
Russel C. Hussey,of the geology de-
partment, is coordinator of the pro-
gram in the University.
"It should be made clear," Hussey
declared in an interview yesterday,
UAW, Broach
Officials Come
Return From Washington
Meeting Held To Settle
Friction At Local Plant
Representatives of the American
Broach and Machine Co. and the
UAW-CIO are expected to return to
Ann Arbor today from a Washington
meeting apparently called to discuss
union charges that "anti-CIO activ-
ities" by the company are causing
a drastic drop in its output.
According to Victor Swearingen,
state labor mediator, Francis J.
Lapointe, president of American
Broach; John Campbell, president
of the American Broach Benefit As-
sociation, independent union at the
plant; Ralph MacCauley, interna-
tional board member of the UAW-
CIO; James Morgan, UAW-CIO in-
ternational representative; and
Frank Bowen, director of the Detroit
office of the National Labor Relations
Board, met in Washington yesterday
to attempt settlement of a jurisdic--
tional dispute without stopping pro-
Company officials have not yet
commented on a statement by Mor-
gan that ". . . the discharging of
highly skilled and irreplacable em-
ployes in the American Broach Com-
pany for union (CIO) membership
has resulted in a 50 per cent cut in
production at that plant."

"that students wvho enter the V-i
program and stay in school are not
avoiding military service, but are
actually entering military service by
taking training that will eventually
qualify them as officers."
Under the new plan freshmen and
sophomores between the ages of 17
and 19 are given the opportunity to
enlist in the Navy with the possi-
bility of qualifying as Naval officers
within two years.
Examination Required
Upon the completion of one-and-
one-half years of regular college
work, students in the V-1 program-
who will be designated as Apprentice
Seamen on the inactive list-will be
required to take a comprehensive ex-
amination prepared by the Navy.
Those who rank sufficiently high
on the examination and who meet
the physical requirements will have
a choice of transferring to the V-1
program (Aviation Cadet) or the V-7
program (Deck and Engineering Of-
Volunteers for V-5 training will
be permitted to finish at least their
second school year before being
transferred to officer pilot training.
- Education To Continue
Students choosing the V-7 program
will be permitted to continue their
education up to the bachelor's de-
gree. Upon graduation they will be
ordered to reserve midshipman train-
ing leading to commissions.
V-1 trainees who fail to qualify for
the officers' training programs will
be called to active duty as Apprentice
Seamen at the conclusion of their sec-
ond college year.
The attention of students of the
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts is called to the official
examination schedule for the sec-
ond semester 1941-42 on page 6 of
today's Daily.
Dancy Explains
Race Problem
.In War Work'
Citing instances of discrimination
against Negroes in defense plants and
the armed forces, John C. Dancy, di-
rector of the Detroit Urban League
for social service among Negroes, said
yesterday at a meeting of the Stu-
dent League of America that "Ne-
groes have a definite contribution to
make to the war effort but they must

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British Bombers
German Naval
in Unrelenting


Lieut. Rowan Rallies Students
InArmy Air Corps Meeting

Australian Leaders
Define War Status
LONDON, April 29. -(P)- Trond-
heim and Kiel, important bases for
the menacing Nazi naval power, were
left blasted and burned today by
heavy RAF assaults as Britain re-
lentlessly prosecuted the fiercest air
offensive of the war.
This afternoon United States-built
Douglas bombers, strongly escorted
by fighters, blasted again at the
broken docks of Dunkerque and other
fighters swept deeper into Northern
France. The score in fighters lost was
two for the Germans, two for the
Nine British bombers were lost in
the overnight raids, whichaincluded
attacks on low-country airdromes
and a power plant at Ghent, Bel-
gium. (The Germans claimed the
toll was 25.)
137 Bombers Lost
The RAF's figureeraised its April
bomber losses to 137, but the offen-
sive score included a three-hour raid
on Trondheim Monday night, four
nights of deadly assault which all
but erased from the map the German
Baltic port and factory town of Ro-
stock, and incessant day and night
blows against points along the Nazi
"invasion coast."
Last night's raid on Trondheim,
second in succession, emphasized the
British concern over the presence in
that Norwegian port of the German
super-battleship Tirpitz and several
other powerful warships on the flank
of the vital supply route to Mur-
mansk, Russia.
The Air Ministry told of great fires
started at Kiel, but was hesitant to
claim great damage at Trondheim.
Heavy Raiding
It was conceded, however, that ther
bombers "reached and attacked" ob-
jectives at Trondheim and reports
from Sweden said Monday night's
raid was so heavy that exhaust
flashes were visible on the Swedish
British quarters expressed belief
that the destruction of shore supplies
and facilities at Trondheim and Kiel
would either hold the Nazi ships in
port or drive them out to sea ill-

New Enlisted Reservists
Plan Explained; Carver
Announced As Adviser
Dramatically launching a campus
recruiting campaign for the new
Army Air Force deferred service plan,
Lieutenant Rowan, navigator who re-
cently returned from the Far Eastern
theatre, told an enthusiastic, cheer-
ing throng of 700 potential aviation-
cadets that "We're going back to the
Hit of the two hour program, Lieu-
tenant Rowan told of his career as
a navigator in a Flying Fortress crew
that took part in action at Clark Field
in Luzon, Mindanao, Java, and Aus-
tralia, stressing that while such a
life was far from devoid of hardships,
it also brought a priceless experience.
During the program Lieut.-Col.
Sing' Finalists
To Be Chosen
21 Houses Will Compete
Today In Eliminations
For Monday's Contest
In spring q fraternity man's fancy
evidently turns to thoughts of sing-
ing, for 21 houses will compete at 7
p.m. today in the elimination contest
at the Union and the League for the
seventh annual Interfraternity Sing.
Out of these contestants, 10 will
be selected to sing in the finals at
7:15 p.m. Monday, May 4. Following
is the schedule in which the frater-
nities are asked to appear: x
In Room 316 of the Union: Acacia,
7 p.m.; Alpha Sigma Phi, 7:10 p.m.;
Beta Theta Pi, 7:20 p.m.; Phi Delta
Theta, 7:40 p.m.; Sigma Phi, 7:50
p.m.; Phi Gamma Delta, 8 p.m.; Pi
Lambda Phi, 8:10 p.m.; Sigma Alpha
Epsilon, 8:20 p.m.; Theta Xi, 8:30
p.m. and Sigma Upsilon, 8:40 p.m.
In Grand Rapids Room at the
League: Lambda Chi Alpha, 7 p.m.;
Alpha Delta Phi, 7:10 p.m.; Alpha
Tau Omega, 7:20 p.m.; Chi Psi, 7:301
p.m.; Phi Kappa Psi, 7:40 p.m.; Phi
Sigma Kappa, 7:50 p.m.; Psi Upsilon,
8 p.m.; Sigma Chi, 8:10 p.m.; Sigma
Phi Epsilon, 8:20 p.m.; Zeta Beta
Tau, 8:30 p.m. and Phi Sigma Delta,
8:40 p.m.
Applicants to the Degree Pro-
gram for Honors in Liberal Arts-
a course of study designed to help
students establish standards by
which to live-are being inter-
viewed from 3 to 4:30 p.m. to-
morrow in Room 1204 Angell Hall.

Joseph A. Carr announced the ap-
pointment of Prof. Harry C. Carver-
who acted as master of ceremonies at
the mass meeting-as the official
University adviser to the plan here.
All speakers attempted to clarify
the new deferred service plan which
calls for simplified mental and physi-
cal qualifications, and they especially
emphasized opportunities for those
not fully qualified to be pilots. Colo-
nel Carr stressed that 88 per cent of
those afcepted to date have received
officer s commissions.'
Under the new plan any student
in good standing in an accredited
college or university may enlist in the
Air Force on a deferred basis until
the termination of his college edu-
cation. He will be called sooner only
under circumstances which the Sec-
retary of War deems urgent.
Establishment of the University as
one of the 31 focal points for the na-
tion-wide program gives the plan and
its operation here special impetus.'
In addition to the group headed by
Colonel Carr, the regular district tra-
veling examining board is here for re-
cruiting, and although the new plan
is not expected to swing into full op-
eration until after May 13, this board
will handle all applications Fnd give
the necessary tests during the re-
mainder of this week and two days of
the next at the Health Service. Men-
tal examinations will be given at
9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
, Dea dine Nears
Ont Petitioning
Petitions to nominate candidates
for the May 8 elections to the Board
in Control of Student Publications
must be returned to the secretary of
the Board in the Student Publica-
tions Building tomorrow.
Eligible to the board will be seniors
and graduate students. A special
nominating committee consisting of
outgoing editors of publications and
retiring student members of the
Board will nominate nine members.
Petitions signed by 100 students
will nominate additional student
candidates. Publications experience
will give preference but is not nec-
Petition nominations for the six
vice-presidential posts of the Union
may be obtained at the Student Offi-
ces. They must be returned 'bearing
200 Union members' signatures be-
fore 9 a.m. Monday to nominate can-
Candidates in addition to those
nominated by petitions will be selec-
ted by a committee appointed by the
Board of Directors of the Union.
Two nominees for the Board of
Control of Intercollegiate Athletics
will be selected by the Board of Di-
rectors of Intercollegiate Athletics.
The candidate elected will serve two

Lightning Stroke Menaces
Railway, Burma Road;
Hsipaw . Is Threatened
Allies To Continue
Strong Resistance
SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 29.-
(P)-An air raid alert was ordered
in San Diego at 10:24 p.m., Pacific
War Time, tonight, as all southern
California radio stations went off
the air simultaneously. Air raid
sirens signaled a general blackout
in San Diego at 10:40 p.m tonight.
Police said the Fourth Army In-
terceptor Command at Los Angeles
had ordered an alert at 10:24 and
a "red" signal almost immediately
afterward, indicating an air raid
was imminent.
City lights blinked out immedi-
ately. A complete tlower blackout
was reported in several districts.
CHUNGKING, China, April 29.-
(P)-The outskirts of Lashio, eastern
terminus of the Mandalay-Lashio
railway and teeming hostel of Chi-
nese truck drivers who for three
years have kept traffic moving over
the Burma Road, have been reached
by a Japanese spearhead which
thrust with a lightning stroke through
the mountanous Shan States, the
Chinese announced tonight.
Still another dire menace to the
vital feeder line to China was appar-
ent, with the Japanese brushing
around Chinese flanks toward Hsi-
paw, 40 miles southwest of Lashio.
So grave was the threat to the en-
tire Chinese position as a result of
this all but completed severance of
the famed Burma Road, that the
C.hinese command felt compelled to
assure the world that it had no inten-
tion of giving up the fight.
"It is obvious," said the communi-
que, "that the Japanese occupation
of Hsipaw will have serious conse-
"On the other hand the gravity
of the Burma situation by no means
weakens the Chinese determination
to continue resistance in Burma."
In the westward thrust toward Hsi-
paw the Japanese were said to have
reached the town of Nanmang (too
small to appear on available maps).
(Sources in London suggested Nan-
mang probably was a misprint for
Namlan, which is 25 miles southeast
of Hsipaw.)

(Special to The Daily) Ruthven Gives
EAST LANSING, April 29.-Under
a blazing sun here this afternoon W ar Aim s
Michigan's tennis team decisively de-
feated Michigan State, 8-1.
Expecting a tough battle from a GRAND RAPIDS, April 29.-U)-
Spartan team which had previously Declaring that the present University
lost a hard-fought 7-2 .battle, the of Michigan program is directed not
Wolverines this time left no doubt of only toward the war effort but also
their superiority. The only loss suf- to training its graduates for life after
fered by the varsity came when Co- the war, Dr. Alexander G. Ruthven,
Captain Wayne Stille lost to a tough President of the University, assured
customer in Earl May. Grand Rapids alumni tonight that
In the number one singles, Co- "we are refusing to cheapen that job
Captain Lawton Hammett continued as some other institutions, unfortun-
his fine play defeating State's Cap- ately, are already doing."
tain, Frank Beeman, in straight sets, ".. . We still maintain that training
6-4, 6-3. Hammett was at his best of young men and women for their
today in winning. Using an accurate civic duties and the professions is
volleying game to good advantage he our primary responsibility . . . In
continually made placements for our opinion America's young people
points or forced his opponent into are her most valuable resource and
errors. we aim to conserve that resource by
Porter Downs Maxwell making the best possible use of it,"
Jim Porter looked very good in de- Dr. Ruthven said.

be integrated with other nationality equipped for the challenge of the
groups." Allied Navies.
This country must adopt an in- This was in line with the British air
ternal good neighbor policy, Dancy policy as announced to a cheering
claimed, for the 10 per cent Negro House of Commons today by Sir
population, if used in the war effort, Archibald Sinclair, Air Secretary:
may be a decisive factor in winning "To destroy the enemy capacity to
the war. Dancy pointed out Secre- make war."
tary Knox's refusal to allow Negroes
to enter the U.S. Navy, and the w:ecent Island Still Menaced
dissention about a "rainbow division"~
in the Army as sad commentaries By Possible Invasion
nnnn Ameriran uniit



'r Up t &ytm kal UL .
Dancy, who has long been promi-
nent in Michigan social work, has,
served since 1918 as director of the
Urban League which is a Community
Fund Agency. During his tenure of
office, he has lent his best efforts,
toward advancing the Negro race by
improving their social, industrial, and
economic conditions.


feating Bill Maxwell 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Playing an accurate, steady game he
forced Maxwell into many errors and
after a poor first set easily bested
the Spartan number two man.
Wayne Stille faced the best State
player of the day in May. Although
Stille tried hard he just couldn't
match the play of his red-hot oppo-
nent and lost, 3-6, 2-6.
The rumber four singles found
Gerry Schaflander pitted against
Herb Hoover and Gerry showed that
he was not over-awed by that illus-
trious name by copping the match,
10-8, 6-4. The scores do not quite
Turn to Page 3, Col. 7
Bayonets Guard
'So jourrier Truth'
DETROIT, April 29.-G')-Protec-
ted by armed state troops, state and
city police, and jeered by neighboring
white residents, Negro families to-
day began occupying the $1,000,000
federally-sponsored Sojourner Truth
THTuing Proiet in northeast De-

Annual Fresh Air Camp Canvas
Will Be Held Here Tomorrow

With the goal of raising $1,500 to
give 300 underprivileged boys a four-
weeks' summer vacation, student vol-
unteers will canvass the campus and
downtown districts tomorrow in the
22nd annual University Fresh Air
Camp Tag Day.
Collection posts will be manned by
members of fraternities and sorori-
ties, who will present each contrib-
utor with a tag bearing the picture
of the famous "boy on the diving
During the past week local mer-
chants have been solicited for con-
tributions, and fraternities and sor-
orities have also been solicited for
special gifts.
Proceeds from Tag Day enable
boys of southeastern Michigan in
need of social readjustment to get
away from the city's streets. At the

of Tag Day is under the general
chairmanship of Richard Schoell,
'43E. Other members of the commit-
tee include Andrew Caughey, '43,
men's organizations; Mildred Otto,
'44, women's organizations; Jack

CANBERRA, Australia, April 29
(A)-Australia's leaders gave their
continent the heartening news today
that many more U.S. troops, tanks,
planes and guns have reached these
shores, but they warned the people
earnestly that the threat of Japanese
invasion remains very real.
Prime Minister John Curtin and
Air Minister Arthur S. Drakeford, in
Parliamentary speeches, said frankly
that Allied air blows had not yet
loosened the Japanese grip on the
islands to the north, northeast and
west, and that these were being rein-
forced with sinister purpose.
Reports Confirmed
Private advices from an advanced
Allied base bore them out, and so did
Tokyo's own utterances.
The Allied base dispatches said a
full-scale Japanese attack on Port
Moresby, Australian outpost on New
Guinea to the north of the continent,
might be expected within two weeks.
At least 15 enemy ships were reported
concentrated at Rabaul, New Britain,
with others off Lae, New Guinea. The
Japanese also were reported massing
new and better warplanes in the
northern islands.
Tokyo broadcasts yesterday re-
ported the occupation, as of April 19,
of "all strategically important bases"
on the northern shore of Dutch New
Guinea and in the Molucca Islands
to the west, all of which might be
used for attack on the North Austral-
ian coast.
Airdrome Raided

Ann Arbor will take the spotlight
again next week as the cultural cen-
ter of the State of Michigan, when
the University Musical Society usher.
in its forty-ninth annual May Fes-
Beginning Wednesday at 8:30 p.m
and on through Saturday, there will
be four solid days of great music
performed by great artists. Heading
the list is the famous Philadelphia
Symphony Orchestra, returning here
for its eighth consecutive season, and
led by its regular conductor, Eugene
The orchestra, which will partici-
pate in every concert, will have the
assistance of such world renowned
artists as Marian Anderson, Helen
Traubel, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Em-
anuel Feuermann and Jan Peerce,
besides Mack Harrell, Carroll Glenn,
Felix Knight, Barnett Brickner, Enid
Szantho, and Judith Hellwig.
The opening concert will present
Miss Anderson as soloist with the

Many World-Famous Artists
To Be Featured In May Festival

f Music faculty, will direct the Phil-
delphia Orchestra at its second con-
ert Thuprsday at 8:30 p.m. in an
inusual program consisting of the
Dvorak concerto for violoncello and
)rchestra in which the noted 'cellist,
Emanuel Feuermann will perform as
soloist, and a symphonic psalm en-
titled "King David" by Arthur Hon-
Agger. The Honegger work will have
the services of Barnett R. Brickner,
noted Cleveland rabbi, who will act
as narrator in this Biblically flavored
work. Assisting as featured vocalists
with the University Choral Union
will be Miss Hellwig, Miss Szantho
and Mr. Knight.
Carroll Glenn, sensational young
American violinist, whose personal
attractiveness holds almost as much
interest for male student audiences
as does the artistry of her music, will
appear in Friday afternoon's con-
cert, playing the Tschaikowsky violin
concerto. On the same program the

22 Palef aces
Listen to this tale of romance,
Tale of Indian warrior bold.
In the early moon of greenleaves
Came they forth the stoic valiant;
.oth they romped to paleface
Wigwam one of friend great chief,
Paleface mighty among his kind;
Came he forth to take their token
Of the warpath they would tread,
Then to the mighty oak of Tappan
Dashed the screaming yelling
To the tree of Indian legend
When the whitemen pale and
Stood around the mighty oak;
Warriors choice of paleface nation
Choice of tribe to run the
Down the warriors, painted
Swooped and caught their prey
like eagles,
Loud the warcry stirred the
As they seized their hapless
Forth they bore them to their
There to torture at their pleasure.
There around the glowing bon-
Heard the words of mighty
Smoked the pipe of peace and

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