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Yale Swimmers
Win Every Event
In 59-16_Lacing
World, Pool Marks Smashed In Defeat
By Triumphant Blue Powerhouse
A truly magnificent Yale swimming team swept the waters of the Sports
Building Pool with -a crushing Blue tidal wave to completely annihilate
Michigan's national championship crew, 59-16, last night.
Taking first place in every event on the program, the Elis, whose great-
ness no adjective can rightfully describe, handed the shocked Wolverines
the worst defeat ever suffered by a Michigan team during the 18 year realm
of Coach Matt Mann. Until last night, the biggest margin by which a
Mann-mentored aggregation had been sunk was the 44-19 loss inflicted by'
another superb Yale outfit in 1930.
And as the fabulous Michigan bubble burst, so did the most miraculous
record ever recorded in swimming annals. The growling bark of the Bull-
dog, which so long had been snapping at the heels of the Wolverine, turned
into a poisonous bite last night to snap the amazing Michigan streak of 35
consecutive dual meets without a defeat.
To over-glorify the deeds of the Eli marvels is impossible. Great, in
every sense of the word, the Blue Tide not only swept every race but limited
the Michigan tankers to six seconds and three thirds while doing so.
But even more spectacular were the clockings of the Yale dreadnaught.
Knifing through the water like a school of dolphins, the lightning Yale
swimmers set two r.ew pool marks

'Complete War Basis'
Urged For Fraternities
Interfraternity Alumni Conference Adopts Resolution
Asking 'Redoubled Effort' In National Crisis

American, Dutch Forces

Blast Japanese


and broke one officially accepted
world's record,
The invincible Bulldogs, who last
night earned for themselves the title
of the greatest swimming team in
history, served notice of the beating
that was to come in the very first
event. With the huge crowd of 1,200
fans, which crammed itself into every
available inch of the natatorium,
screaming on its feet, the power of
the Eastern invaders exploded right
in the face of the astounded onlook-
ers to set a new pool record in the
300 yard medley relay.
Stroking their way to a 2:53.4 tim-
ing the Eli trio of Danny Dannen-
Baum, Ted Davidge and Ed Pope
shoved by the boards the old pool
Michigan's Varsity wrestlers
st d themselves as a threat for
~ MgTe iis cOWn thsyear
as they eat Idiana, 2513, at
Blooming on, Ind., last night.
mark of 2:54.4 established by Prince-
ton in 1939. Dannenbaum handed
Davidge a yard lead over Michigan's
Dick Reidl at the end of the back-
stroke leg, and the streaking Eli
breaststroker increased it to three
yards at the expense of Wolverine
Jim Skinner. Despite a valiant effort
by Gus Sharemet, who churned the
last 100 yards in 51.7, Pope had too
big an advantage to be overcome and
finished three strokes ahead of the
rapidly overtaking Wolverine.
And if that one event didn't suffi-
ciently satisfy the dazed spectators
as to the tremendous strength of the
Eli crew, the next one settled it for
even the most hopeful Wolverine
rooter. ,
For Yale's Capt. Howie Johnson,
the greatest collegiate natator in the
country, swam the fastest 220 yard
(Continued on Page 3)
French Battleship
Dunkerque Makes
Toulon Unharmed
VICHY, Unoccupied France, Feb.
21.-('P)-The 26,500-ton French bat-
tleship Dunkerque, crippled by the
British in the melancholy naval bat-
tle off Mers-el-Kebir in July of 1940,
has reached the French home naval
base of Toulon from Africa under her
own steam, Vice-Premier Admiral
Darlan told the Vichy cabinet today.
There was no elaboration on the
announcement. However, it was re-
ported last November that the Dun-
kerque had been repaired and made
ready for service. Toulon, her pres-
ent port, is on the Mediterranean
Coincident with this news, United
States Ambassador William D. Leahy
called on Marshal Petain today un-
der instructions from the State De-
partment in Washington.
Axis Submarines
Torpedo Tankers
(By The Associted Press)
Another tanker sunk and a second
damaged so badly it was beached
were charged against Axis subma-
rines in the Atlantic and Caribbean
yesterday, and in addition there were
reports that two other Allied vessels

Iowa Cagers
Rout 'M' Five
In 59-38 Win
Big Jim Mandler Scores
10 Points As Combined
Teams Use 25 Playerg
(Special to The Daily)
IOWA CITY, Ia., Feb. 21.-Scoring
with ease during the entire second
half, Iowa's basketball team captured
a 59 to 38 victory over Michigan in
the second meeting of the year be-
tween the two teams here tonight.
The Wolverines .were behind the
entire game, save for the first few
minutes, and in the final period
Michigan was held completely in bay
while the Hawkeyes plugged in bas-
kets like clock work.
Iowa functioned like a team com-
pletely tonight, although it was
co-captains Rudy Soderquist and Vic
Siegel who set the club going after a
lazy start and kept the Hawkeyes
moving until Coach Rollie Williams
started sending in the reserves.
Williams sent his starters to the
showers with eight minutes left to
play and cleared the bench before
the final gun sounded.
Iowa had trouble getting in close
the first period, due to the Wolver-
ines edge in height, but connected
from far out with enough consistency
to hold a 33 to 22 half time margin.
Meanwhile, big Jim Mandlerrthe
Michigan scoring ace, was being held
to five points.
The Hawkeyes, known lately for
their last half rallies, started like a
brush fire in the final period and in
ten minutes had boosted the score
to 50 to 28. At this point Williams
started calling in the regulars. The
loss of Mandler via the foul route
shortly after also put a final crimp
in the Michigan scoring attack.
Although not a high scorer to-
night, Mandler succeeded in holding
(Continued on Page 3)

Moving once more into the fore-
front of fraternity affairs, the Uni-
versity Interfraternity Alumni Con-
ference yesterday urged local Greek-
letter organizations to immediately
"redouble" their efforts in the na-
tional emergency by placing them-
selves on a "complete war basis, with
respect to morale and management."'
In its first meeting since 1938, the
Executive Committee of the IAC-
recognized representative of all fra-
ternity groups, both alumni and ac-
tive-issued a formal resolution
pointing to past fraternity services in
time of war and asserting that the
organizations have once more "joined
wholeheartedly in a maximum en-
deavor to further the national ef-
Supplementing the resolution with
a suggested war-time program in-
tended as a guide for the Interfrater-
nity Council and fraternity alumni
organizations, the Committee recom-
mended a broad, four point plan:
1. Morale-Alumni professors and
other experts should be invited to
the houses for discussions on the his-
tory, geography, geopolitics, etc. of
the war; letter-writing to the broth-
ers in the service should be put on
an organized basis.
2. Finances-The policy of reduc-
ing luxury expenditures should be
continued; house mangers should col-
lect bills promptly to get the houses
in the best possible financial 'shape.
3. Housing-The Interfraternity
Council should act as a clearing house
for all fraternity housing problems.
4. Cooperation-There should be a
maximum of cooperation through
this body and through the Interfra-
ternity Council, not only with each
other, but with the University and
its authorities; as this is a democracy,
Jones To Open
SRA Lectures
Wedn11esda y
Opening the Student Religious As-
sociation's lecture series on religion
in the war and its role in the peace
after the war, Dr. Rufus Jones, noted
Quaker theologian, will speak on
"Constructive Service across the
World in Wartime" at 4:15 p.m. Wed-
nesday in the Rackham Lecture Hall.
Now nearing his eighties, Dr. Jones
is professor emeritus at Haverford
College. He received his early college
education there but has taken de-
grees at Harvard, Yale, Oxford and
Dr. Jones is chairman of the Amer-
ican Friends Service Committee. In
1917 he was one of the principle or-
ganizers of that group During the
first World War the organization ac-
complished monumental work in
child feeding and reconstruction in
France, Germany, Poland, Austria
and Rusia. The most publicized ac-
tivity of the committee during the
present conflict has been the estab-
lishment of Civilian Public Service
Camps for conscientious objectors.
Despite his many activities and ad-
vanced age, Dr. Jones has found time
to write numerous religious works,
and is the author of "Studies in Mys-
tical Religion," "Spiritual Reformers
in the 16th and 17th Centuries," (
"Quakers in the American Colonies"
and "Later Periods of Quakerism."

now is the time for ie to function,
with eachmember thinking of con-
structive suggestions as to how all
can improve the individual and group
effectiveness in winning the war.
At the next meeting,which will be
held in the near future, the IAC in-
tends to elaborate upon this program
and make it more all-inclusive and
of a more definite character. The
whole problem will at that time be
discussed with representatives of the
student Interfraternity Council and
the entire membership of the IAC.
Nathan S. Potter of Psi Upsilon
was reelected president of the group,
while H. Seger Slifer, national secre-
tary of Chi Psi, was reelected secre-
Other members who voted for the
resolution and program were: A. B.
(Continued on Page 6)
British Pianist
To Give Concert
Thursday Night
Well-Known Blind Artist,
Templeton, To Present
First Appearance Here
Alec Templeton, the sensational
British pianist, will make his Ann
Arbor debut in a special concert un-
der the auspices of the University
Musical Society at 8:30 p.m. Thurs-
day in Hill Auditorium.
Although a serious musician of
notable technical ability and inter-
pretation, Templeton is best known
as a musical humorist. A frequent
radio performer, he has appeared
with most of America's outstanding
orchestras. Last summer he played
at the Robinhood Dell before more
than 13,000 people.
Templeton was born in Wales in
1910. He composed his first piece at
the age of four. When only 13, he
won the British Broadcasting Cor-
poration prize. Templeton has ac-
quired degrees at the Royal Academy
of Music and the Royal College of
Music. Competing against 8,000
entrants, he once won a pianocon-
test sponsored by the London Daily
The British pianist has toured the
countries of Europe likea medieval
minstrel, playing the masters both
seriously and satirically and vocally
mimicing famous figures as well as
fads. He first came to the United
States in 1936 and is now a citizen of
this country.
Uruguay Coup
Defeats Foes
Pres. Baldomir Crushes
MONTEVIDEO, Feb. 21.--(IP)-
President Alfredo Baldomir, backed
by Uruguay's army of 17,000,
strengthened his rule over this re-
public today with a swift defensive
coup to prevent the leading foe of
inter - American cooperation, Sen.
Luis Alberto Herrera, from maneuver-
ing himself into power.
In dramatic actions shortly before
dawn, the President dissolved Con-
gress, ordered troops to surround the
Parliamentary Building and other
public places, canceled leaves of other
soldiers and called off an election set
for March 29.
General Julio Roletti, Minister of
War, resigned and Foreign Minister
Alberto Guani assumed his duties.
Uruguay, a leading proponent of
cooperation with the United States
and its allies, severed all relations
with the Axis at the recent Pan-
American conference in Rio de Jan-
eiro. Its bases on the broad Plate

River separating this country from
Argentina are strategic.
Uruguay's tiny navy was held in
readiness after Guani conferred with
Rear Admiral Carlos Baldomir and
the President met with his Cabinet
in an extraordinary session this
Army's New Bomber
Gets Baptism Of Fire
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. -()P)-
The Army's new dive bomber re-
ceived its first officially reported
baptism of fire in the continuing bat-
tle nfBali.

Navy Widens
Training Plan
In a widespread expansion of its
V-1 and V-7 programs, the United
States Navy will enlist approximately
80,000 college men per year between
the ages of 17 and 19, it was an-
nounced yesterday.
The new program will enroll as
seamen second class, men who can
pass the physical examination for
naval enlisted personnel and continue
in college for the equivalent of two
academic years on an inactive duty
status. Suggested curricula for V-1
men include physical training, math-
ematics and physics.
After one and a half years of col-
lege work, during their second sopho-
more semester, men in the V-1 class
will be given a Navy comprehensive
examination and tested for Reserve
Officer physical standards. Approxi-
mately 15,000 men per year will be
thus transferred to V-7 status and
allowed to continue their work up to
a bachelor's degree.
Of these 15,000 men, approximately
5,000 will be accepted in standard
engineering courses with the remain-
der taking Navy-approved curricula.
The entire group will be given Re-
serve Midshipman training for a
Naval Reserve commission after
Twenty thousand men per year
(Continued on Page 8)
Speech Society
To Aid Student
War Decisions
Sigma Rho Tau Schedules
Conference To Discuss
New Summer Session
Designed to help students who are
in doubt about attending the sum-
mer session or who have other prob-
lems occasioned by the war, Sigma
Rho Tau, engineering speech society,
will sponsor a "Counsellors' Confer-
ence" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the
Guest counsellors for the evening
will be Prof. R. L. Morrison and Prof.
J. S. Worley of the transportation
engineering department, Prof. R. S.
Hawley of the mechanical engineer-
ing department and an unnamed
representative of the military science
To further pertinent discussion, a
question box will be placed in the
Engineering Arch tomorrow and
Tuesday, and students are urged to
submit any question which they
would like to have taken up.
It is probable that the topics con-
sidered will be the advisability of
attending the Summer Session, the
question of three-year degrees, post-
war employment, financial problems
and other questions. All engineers
and architects are invited.

In Fierce NavalStruggle
N I-

Russians Claim Successes Along Entire
Front, Report Advance On Feodosiya;
Filipinos Resist Occupying Troops
(By The Associated Press)
The United Nations took the offensive yesterday in the Far East.
American and Dutch naval and air craft attacked Japanese invasion
forces off the idyllic isle of Bali with devastating effect and the battle there
was said by observers in Batavia to be rapidly developing into the top
naval engagement of the war in the East, even more important than the
Japanese disaster in the Straits of Macassar more than a month ago.
In Burma, American and British fliers strafed Japanese troops in the
Bilin River sector and bombed transport columns and supply dumps farther
In the Philippines, Gen. Douglas A. MacArthur reported increasing un-
rest among Filipino civilians, who are harassing occupation forces of the
Japanese on Luzon Island.
But the principal news was at Bali, which lies acress a mile-wide
stretch of water from Java, headquarters of the United Nations High Com-
mand, and location of the all-important naval base at Soerabaja, just 120
miles from Bali.'
Accurate accounting of the losses and successes was impossible due to
the vast and overlapping activities of the sea and air farces.
The overlapping communiques indicated that at least five Japanese
cruisers, three destroyers and five transports had been sunk or damaged by
the American and Dutch forces in the air and naval battle off eastern Java.
The Japanese losses may have been even greater.
The Allied communiques mentioned no Allied naval losses.
The various communiques on the battle follow:
Naval action-one Japanese cruiser and one destroyer hit by torpedoes,
which blew up on6 of the warships; another Japanese cruiser damaged and
set on fire.
Air action-one Japanese cruiser "stationary and on fire" after two
direct hits with heavy bombs; "several direct hits" on two cruisers and two
destroyers; one large transport sunk, a "number of hits" on four others;
three Japanese fighter planes shot down, two Allied fighter planes lost.

Russians Report Gains
Along 1,700 Mile Front
MOSCOW, Feb. 21.-(,P)--Valiant
Russian troops attacked furiously
along the entire 1,700 mile warfront
tonight, killing Germans by the,
thousands and piling up gains which
the High Command is expected to
announce dramatically on the Red
Army's anniversary Monday.
The only specific hints of victory
came from the extreme ends of the
frozen front. The British radio said
the Russians forced a new landing
on the Crimea and were advancincr
toward the port of Feodosiya, the
:nly important point recaptured by:
the Germans during their winter re-
Around the besieged czarist capital
of Leningrad, the Russian communi-
que told of great destruction of Nazi
positions and 'the slaying of 1,200
enemy troops. The Russians stormed
through first and second German
lines before Leningrad and over-
whelmed bitter German counter-at-
tacks. The Russians officially listed
the destruction of 49 blockhouses, 50
bridges and dugouts, 16 guns and a
minethrower and the capture of
nearly a hundred pieces of valued
German material.
For more than a month now, the
Russian communiques have listed
their gains only vaguely in keeping
with Stalin's policy of claiming re-
sults only after operations are com-
In observance of Washington's
birthday, there will be no Daily
Tuesday morning. The next issue
will appear Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Filipinos Cooperate
To Drive Out Invaders
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.-(A')-A
rising tide of resistance to the Japa-
nese invaders in the occupied areas
of the Philippines was reported today
by the War Department.
A communique said that General
Douglas MacArthur had reported
that despite the harshness of the
Japanese military rule, "the spirit of
the liberty-loving Filipinos remains
Many native informers have mys-
teriously disappeared, and a secret
,odcetyknown as "FFF" or "Fighters
For Freedom" has been formed to
foster civilian resistance.
MacArthur's report contrasted with
Japanese propaganda announce-
raents that a Filipino administration
ad been set up to cooperate with
te invaders.
As an indication of the Filipino
state of mind, the communique said
that a Japanese proclamation posted
in Manila and elsewhere, declaring
that ten Filipinos would be shot for
every Japanese killed was slyly al-
tered to read that ten Japanese sol-
diers would lose their lives for every
Filipino slain.
4ustralia Prepares
For North Coast Attack
CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 21.-
(M)-The Australian government, an-
ticipating further direct attacks on
the mainland by the Japanese, or-
dered civilians today to evacuate the
north coast naval station of Darwin,
potentially a vital supply base in the
United Nations' Southwest Pacific
All women except nurses were or-
dered to leave.
Prime Minister John Curtin em-
phasized, however, that he was not
invoking martial law.
At the same time an official denial
was issued of Japanese claims that
Allied naval units suffered heavy
damage in Thursday's two bombing
attacks on the north coast port, at-
tacks which constituted the first
assaults on the Australian mainland
since it became a part of the British
However, all details of damage ac-
tually inflicted were withheld as in-
formation of possible value to the
Graduate Record Exams
To Begin Tomorrow
A special form of survey de-
veloped by the Carnegie Founda-
tion for the Advancement of
Teaching, graduate record "exam-
inations will be given from 7 to

Bishop Looks Ahead To Peace:
Committee To Defend America
Will Hear Rev. Henry Hobson,

Refutes Daily Maroon Indictment:
Heneman Declares University
Prepares Men For Army Life
T '41-

Supporters of a post-war order
based on international cooperation
will find a standard bearer tomorrow
when the Rt. Rev. Henry W. Hobson
addresses a Committee to Defend
America rally at 4:15 p.m. in Rack-
ham Lecture Hall.
Bishop Hobson, who will discuss
"America In War," has won acclaim
in his church and on the front lines
of World War I. Head of the Dio-
cese of Southern Ohio, he was award-
ed the Distinguished Service Cross
for "extra-ordinary heroism in ac-
tion" near St. Mihiel in 1918.
With a record of extensive work
for the cause of the Allies and the
principles of internationalism in re-
cent months, Bishop Hobson has also
spent much effort in striving for a
more unified Christian church. In
1934 he was named chairman of the

While admitting that some univer-
sities were evidently falling down on
the job, Prof. Harlow Heneman, ex-
ecutive director of the University
War Board, declared yesterday that
"Michigan is doing everything it can
to give students sound advice about
life in the armed service."
His statement came in sharp re-
buttal to the general indictment re-
cently released by the Chicago Daily
Maroon as a result of a telegraphic
poll of 72 colleges and universities.
The Maroon severely criticized Amer-
ican educational institutions for "giv-
ing no evidence" that they are ade-
quately preparing undergraduates for
their "inevitable life in the armed
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and counselor has been furnished
with a copy of a War Service Bulle-
tin which contains complete infor-
mation concerning Selective Service,
opportunities for specialized services
and enlistment and unofficial medical
"If there is something which the
adviser does not happen to know,"
Heneman said, ."the Information
Center of the War Board in Room
1009 of Angell Hall is always ready to
attempt to answer any questions."
So that complete information
might be available, the War Board
recently sent a faculty man to Fort
Custer to go through their induction
center and find out just exactly what
the army is looking for. The same

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