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Our Enemies
Within The Nation ..

Official Publication O f The Summer Session


Wilikie Promises
Aggressive Drive,
Asks Cooperation

1,450Summer Students
Are Guests AtReception


Hungary Sends Troops
To Rumanian Frontier;
British Peace Is Hinted


Total Necessitates .Four Receiving
Dr. Louis A. Hopkins Greets Crowd


Assures Republicans 'We
Must Win, Cannot Fail'
As Convention Closes
McNary Nomnated
For Vice-President
phia, June 28.-(P)-With not so
much as a delegate's badge to his
lapel-but with the Republican presi-
dential nomination tucked securely
in his pocket-Wendell L. Wilkie
visited the party's national conven-
tion in its closing hours today and
took it by storm again.I
The convention's smiling victor
stood before this crowded hall, which
had just seen Senator Charles L. Mc-
Nary of Oregon nominated for the
vice-presidency, and in a speech
carrying the heavy emphasis on brev-
ity,- pledged himself to the Republi-
can cause.
Last night he stampeded the great
gathering-in a pandemonium of pro-
Willkie uproar from the galleries-
into nominating him as its presiden-.
tial candidate. Today, his tousled
hair covered with confetti, and even
a bit sticking to his perspiring cheek,
he faced the microphone and said
Democracy Facing Test
"Democracy and our way of life is
facing the most crucial test it has
ever faced in all its long history.-.
"As your nominee I expect to con-
duct a crusading, aggressive, fight-
ing campaign to bring unity to Amer-
ica, to bring'the unity of labor and
capital, agriculture and manufactur-
er, farmer and worker, and all class-
es to this great cause of the preser-
vation of freedom ---
"So, you Republicans, I call upon
you to join me, help me. The cause
is great. We must win. We cannot
fail if we stand together in one
united fight."
The crowds which had cheered an
absent hero for four days went wild
at the opportunity to applaud their
man standing before them. Every
sentence of his speech drew its wall-
bulging shout and, as last night he
captured their votes, today he ap-
peared to capture their loyalty and
fighting devotion.
McNary, the lean veteran Senator
from Oregon, Republican floor lead-
er whom nearly everyone about the
Capitol calls "Charley" or "Mac" was
Willkie's choice for the vice-presi-
dential nomination. And that was
enough for the crowd.
Acception Doubtful
From early morning, :n fact, the
only uncertainty about the vice-presi-
dential situation waswhether or not
McNary would accept. As the con-
vention assembled for an afternoon
session which was nearly an hour
late in beginning, the buzzing gossip
dealt only with McNary's attitude.
But word was soon received from
Washington that McNary, like a "good
soldier would accept," and that was
Missouri complimented its only Re-
publican member of Congress, Rep.
Dewey Short, by placing him in nomi-
nation, but it was a runaway race
from the start, and scarcely one
which Short -took seriously. The
final figures were 890 for McNary,
108 for Short, and two for Senator
Styles Bridges of New Hampshire.
On Short's motion the nomination
was made unanimous.
Michigan Delegation
Casts For McNary
PHILADELPHIA, June 28.-e)-
Michigan delegates concluded their
business at the Republican national
convention by casting a majority of
their votes for Senator Charles L.

McNary for the vice-presidential
nomination and joining in the cheer-
ing for Senator Arthur H. Vanden-
berg of Michigan.
The ovacion for Vandenberg, who
had been championed by the Michi-
gan group for nomination for the
presidency, came when he appeared
to second McNary's nomination.
Vandenberg referred to McNary as
an "nld nrevinu friend" and as "the

McNary Says
He'll Remain
On Senate Job
WASHINGTON, June 28.-P)-
Senator Charles L. McNary, reluc-
tantly accepting the Republican
nomination for vice-president but
proud of the honor, said today that
he wanted to campaign by "staying
on the job" in the Senate.
The veteran Oregan Senator
pleaded with convention leaders by
telephone to see that he was not
nominated, but when they insisted
that the delegates wanted him on
the ticket he agreed to accept.
"I wish they'd impose the chore
on somebody else but I'll be a gpod
soldier and do the best I can," he
told reporters who sought him out
in his office to tell him of his top-
heavy majority in the first conven-
tion ballot.
McNary disclosed that he had
"never met" Wendell L. Wilkie, util-
ity leader who will top the Repub-
lican ticket.
"I don't think I have ever seen
him but he's an excellent candidate
and the convention has prepared a
very good platform," he said. "The
ticket should be successful in No-
"Mr. Willkie is an unusual execu-
tive, a high type business man, and
ought to make an excellent admin-
A native of Oregon and former
law instructor, McNary is 66 years
old. He is one of the most popular
senators with his colleagues.
He has served in the Senate since
1918 andhis present term does not
expire until 1943 so that he would
have to resign if elected vice-presi-
dent, but could continue in the Sen-
ate if defeated.
Nelson Named
To Supervise
Arms Orders
Five Billion May Be Asked
Of Congress For New
Rearmament Expansion
WASHINGTON, June 28. -(AP)-
In a move to eliminate delays and
competition among agencies, Presi-
dent Roosevelt today appointed Don-
ald M. Nelson, 51-year-old mail or-
der company executive, to supervise
all defense purchasing.
The Chief Executive announced
this step at a press conference at
which he also indicated that a huge
new expansion of the rearmament
effort was in prospect but mentioned
no figures.
In well-informed quarters it was
reported, however, that as much as
$5,000,000,000 more in appropriations
and contract authority might be asked
of Congress. Such an increase would
raise defense spending for the new
fiscal year, beginning July 1, to about
the level of the $11,011,387,000 the
United States spent in the first year
after its entry into the World War.
Other defense developments of the
day included an order from the Navy
for an immediate start on construc-
tion of ten destroyers and nine sub-
marines, estimated to cost $154,577,-
000, and the first action by Secre-
tary, Morgenthau under the broad
powers over shipping granted to him
yesterday in a proclamation by Mr.
The treasury secretary set up an
office of merchant ship movements,

to be directed by Assistant Secretary
Herbert Gaston, which will guard
against sabotage by exercising closer
control over movements of ships in
harbors and the handling and load-
ing of explosives and other danger-
ous cargoes.
Under regulations issued by Mor-
genthau, port captains will direct
how such cargoes are to be handled,

Over 1450 Summer Session faculty
members and students attended the
reception given in their honor yes-
terday in the Assembly Hall of the
Rackham Building.
At last summer's reception there
were around 1000 guests, and this
year's increase necessitated four re-
ceiving lines. Those receivingwere
Dr. Louis A. Hopkins, Director of
the Summer Session, and Mrs. Hop-
kins, Dean and Mrs. James B. Ed-
monson, Dean Byrl F. Bacher, Dean
and Mrs. Edward H. Kraus, Dean and
Mrs. Clarence F. Yoakum, Dr. Char-
les A. Sink, president of the School
of Music, and Mrs. Sink, Dr. and
Mrs. Louis M. Eich, Dr. and Mrs.
Charles L. Jamison, Dr. and Mrs.
Peter Okkelberg, and Dr. and Mrs.
John Sundwall.
Introducers took guests through
the receiving line, at the end of
which free tickets for the dances
at the Union and League were given,
and guests then went to the terrace
for punch. Students of the Univer-
sity acted as introducers, and those
heading them were Virginia Osgood,
'41, and Mary Ellen Wheeler, 'lEd.
Along with these student commit-
tee members, Miss Ethel McCormick,
social director of the League, headed
the reception committee and was
assisted by Miss Barbara MacIntyre
and Miss Beth O'Roke. Virginia Os-
good, '41, was in charge of the host-
esses at the League dance and Bar-
Will Examine
Institute Of Arts, Belle Isle,
Fisher Building And Zoo
Included In Schedule
Important institutions in down-
town Detroit will be visited by Uni-
versity students in the second ex-
cursion of the Summer Session start-
ing at 8 a.m. today.
The party will leave from in front
of Angell Hall in special motorbuses
and will return to Ann Arbor about
5:30 p.m.
Among the places which will be
visited are the Detroit Institute of
Arts, Belle Isle Park in the Detroit
River, the new Fisher Building and
the Detroit Zoological Park.
At the Detroit Institute of Arts
a staff member will give a brief talk
in the lecture hall and then will serve
as guide through the various collec-
tions of modern and medieval' Euro-
pean Art, late and early Roman and
Greek Art, Asiatic Art, colonial, 19th
century and contemporary American
After a trip through the business
district the party will stop for lunch-
eon at the Fisher Building Cafeteria.
Students wishing to follow the bus
in private cars are invited to do so.
A tour of the Ford Plant in River
Rouge will be conducted from 12:45
to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to inspect
the motor assembly line, the open
hearth furnaces, the rolling mills
and other points of interest at the
Reservations must be made in
Room 1213 Angell Hall before 5 p.m.
Monday. Round trip bus fare is $1.25.

bara De Fries, '42 in charge of those
at the Union.
A mong the girls acting as official
hostesses were Betty Brackett, Pat
Stearns, Phia Karr, Joan Clement,
Betty Lou Stearns, Ruth Stitt, Betty
Dickens, Helen Gunther, Mary Ann
Dreisen, Dorothy Cummings, Ida Mae
Stitt, Sally Walsh, Ruth Annell, Hel-
en Louise Taylor, Dorothy Haydel,
Betty Dean, Mary Morton, Helen
Ralston, Eve Goldman, Dorothy Ad-
ams, Ginny Rosenthal, Elizabeth
Maclntyre and Annabet Boorhein.
Eight tbles of bridge made up the
tournament for which Conway Mc-
Gee served as director. I. W. Burr
and G. E. Copple were awarded prizes
for having the highest scores of the
Earl Stevens and his orchestra fur-
nished music at the League and Herb
Ritz and his band it the Union. Over
2,000 people were present at the
Cinema League
Offers Tickets
For Last Time
Memberships Are On Sale
At Wahr's Book Store,
Union, League Today
Tickets for the Art Cinema
League's four summer programs will
be on sale today for the last time
at the League, the Union and Wahr's
A limited number of memberships
are still available at $1 each, en-
titling one admission to each of the
four movies. No tickets will be sold
during the season for single per-
The first program will take place
at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Rackham
School Amphitheatre. Featuring the
American documentary 'film, this
show will include "The River," "The
City," "The Plough That Broke the
Plains," and "New Schools for Old."
Two weeks later, Sunday, July 14,
the Art Cinema League will present
the French film, "Grand Illusion,"
which has achieved great success in
this country since first shown last
year. .It was chosen as the best film
produced during 1939 in any country.
Sunday, July 28, the Russian film
"The Childhood of Maxim Gorky"
will be shown and on Sunday, Aug.
11, "Kameradschaft," a German
film, will be brought to Ann Arbor.
Both of these films represent the
best of their countries' productions.
English sub-titles are included in
each foreign film. Selected short
subjects will also be shown.
Tryouts Are Called
By Civic Orchestra
Tryouts for the Ann Arbor Civic
Orchestra are being held at 7:40 p.m.
Tuesdays in the Ann Arbor High
School, according to William Cham-
pion, director of the orchestra.
Musically inclined students are
welcome to come to the orchestra
which is of the "little symphony"
type of instrumentation.
Under the administration of the
Department of Recreation, the or-
chestra is a city-wide music project.

Neutral Source Predicts
German Advance Will
Wait For Verifications
Bombing Raiders
Strike At Wales
LONDON, June 29. (Saturday)-
(I)-- German planes renewed the
bombardment of Britain last night
and early today, but a neutral diplo-
matic source declared, "a peace move
is in the air," and predicted any at-
tempted German invasion would
await the outcome.
The German air raiders struck at
southeast and southwest England and
at Wales early today after having
killed 29 persons in bombing and
machine-gunning England's channel
islands last night soon after a Bri-
tish announcement that those out-
posts near the French coast were
Heavy explosions were heard in
southeast England, anti-aircraft guns
and searchlights got busy in the
southwest, and bombs were dropped
in Wales apparently by a lone raid-
er who made a hit-skip dash to that
western region.
23 Reported Killed
The home office said 23 persons
were killed and 36 injured by the
raids on Guernsey and- six were
killed and several injured on Jer-
sey. Property damage was heavy.
Most civilians along with all mili-
tary forces and equipment, were re-
moved from the islands secretly last
week, it was disclosed last night.
The islanders, (nearly 150,000 ac-
cording to latest census figures) car-
ried only light luggage, abandoning
their crops and farm animals and
shops filled with valuable stocks,
Watchers on the southeast coast
of England reported last night the
sound of heavy explosions across the
channel on the Nazi-held French
coast, along with vicious anti-air-
craft fire, indicating that the Bri-
tish were continuing to harry German
base-builders there.
Peace Possibilities
As for the report of a peace move,
the source, who has world-wide con-
tacts, said it was believed that the
British position rested on the re-
sponse of French colonies and the
French fleet to the efforts of French
General Charles De Gaulle to have
Frenchmen fight on for the Allied
De Gaulle was recognized by the
British government tonight as "lead-
er of all free Frenchmen."
Nevertheless, the diplomatic cor-
respondent oftheauthoritative Bri-
tish press association wrote that it
"should not be regarded that diplo-
matic relations between Britain and
the Petain government have been
The word "free," he said, was im-
portant; adding that Britain still
recognized Marshal Henri Philippe
Petain as "the leader of Frenchmen
who are in bondage to Hitler."
Germany Answers -
Rumours With Cannon
' BERLIN, June 28.--(P)-Iron talk
from the mouth of -cannon is Ger-
many's answer to the latest flurry
of peace rumors
The Wilhelmstrasse tonight was
cold to the suggestion of possible
peace overtures from London.
Nazi spokesmen said the Reich
hardly could take notice of unau-
thorized peace soundings at a time
when the British government itself
is categorically denying peace ru-
mors and demanding a war to the
"That is the war we are giving
them," Nazi officials said. "The can-
nons are speaking."
The view was expressed that the

peace rumors were started in Eng-
land for the purpose of giving Prime
Minister Churchill and other British
leaders a chance to reject with ve-
hemence any suggestion of peace.
Daily Positions Available
Students interested in gaining

First On Program

* * *
Jones To Open
Culture Course
Lecture Series
Former Faculty Member
To Speak Here Monday
On American Literature
Opening a five-week series of lec-
tures and round table discussions of
the Graduate Study Program in
American Culture and Institutes,
Prof. Howard M. Jones of Harvard
University will speak at 8:15 p.m.
Monday in the Rackham School Au-
ditorium on "American Literature as
an Instrument for Cultural Anal-
The first week's lectures and round
table will be built around the theme
of "Regional Varieties of Cultural
Development." The week's program,
Prof. Dwight L. Dumond of the Pro-
gram's executive committee explain-
ed yesterday, will in reality be an
attempt to determine the relation-
ship between geographical influences
and cultural development. The lec-
tures will be open to the public.
Professor Jones, Professor Dumond
predicted, will probably stress the
early American period and'the liter-
ature of the frontier.
A native of Saginaw, Professor
Jones was educated at the La Crosse,
Wis., State Normal School, the Uni-
versities of Wisconsin and Chicago
and Harvard University: He began
his career as professor at the Uni-
versity of Texas, going from there
to the University of North Carolina
For six years, from 1930 to 1936,
Professor Jones was (a member of
the English department faculty in
the literary college here. During
that time he worked for such a pro-
gram as is being offered this sum-
mer. In 1936 he went to Harvard as
professor of English, the position
which he now holds.
The author of two books of poetry,
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Engine Lecture
Series To Open
First Of Weekly Talks
Is At 9 A.M. Today
Problems connected with the in-
ternal combustion engine will be dis-
cussed at the opening session of the
Internal Combustion Engine Insti-
tute's special lecture series at 9 a.m.
today in . the afiphitheatre of the
Rackham Building.
Prof. J. H. Keenan of the Mass-
achusetts Institute of Technology,
will speak on "Availability," to be
followed by a discussion of thermo-
dynamic charts and combustion
problems by Dr. L. Withrow, re-
search chnician of th Gnra

Threaten To Keep On With
Italian, German Support
If Russians Don't Stop
Moscow, Berlin
Rupture Is Seen
NEW YORK, June 28.-VP)'-
Mackay Radio said tonight it re-
ceived a message from the Amer-
ican Export Liner Excalibur that
its radio had intercepted messages
reporting the torpedoing of an
American vessel, the Edgehill, and
the steamship Empire Toucan,
which was unidentified.
Lloyd's ship register lists nei-
ther of the ships. The Excalibur
sailed today for the United States
from Naples and was somewhere
in the Mediterranean when it re-
ported to Mackay.
These two terse messages were
received from the Excalibur at
Mackay's marine department here:
"United States Steamship Edge-
hill, 4927N, 1525W, torpedoed 2225
"SS Empire Toucan, 4920N,
1352W, torpedoed 0315, 29th."
Ship records, revised after
changes occasioned by the war,
listed the Empire Toucan as a
4,127-ton British freighter, nor-
mally carrying a crew of 33. She
formerly was the American Free-
port Sulphur No. 5 and was\ built
in 1920 at Kearny, N. J.
Lists of ship movements showed
that she left Galveston, Tex., April
Lloyd's 1940 register lists an
American steamer "Oremar" whose
name was changed from "Edge-
hill" last year. The Oremar is
listed as owned by the Calmar
Steamship Cqrporation and was
registered in the Port of New York.
It is a 6,854-ton freighter, built
in 1919 in Seattle, -Wash. When
war began in 1939 she was being
used along both Atlantic and Pa-
cific coasts of the United States.
Government officials in Wash-
ington were without any immedi-
ate information on the torpedoing
of the steamer Edgehill.
They noted, however, that the
position given for the reported
sinking was well within the combat
zone from which American flag-
ships are barred by United States
neutrality law, ,except in instances
where such trips are specifically
authorized for the removal of
American refugees.
BUDAPEST, June 28.-(21.-Hrn-
gary sent her troops marching clear
to the Rumania frontier tonight and
official quarters said they would con-
tinue across the border with the full
support of Germany and Italy if
the Russian army of occupation keeps
moving toward the Carpathian Moun-
Officials here admitted the con-
tinuing Russian advance into old Ru-
mania after occupying ceded Bess-
arabia and northern Bocovina would
change entirely Hungary's attitude
heretofore of watchful waiting.
They said Germany, although de-
sirous of keeping Hungary out of
war, would certainly give Hungary
the go-ahead signal "with full axis
support" if *the Russians failed to
apply the brakes.
The entire question of peace or
war in southeastern Europe appeared
to hang on how far Russia goes into
An open break between Moscow
and Berlin seemed a growing possi-
bility over the Rumanian issue.
Hungarian troops were "ordered to
advance" tonight, the official news
agency said, -because of the compli-
cated situation in Rumania. It was

explained that this meant that
Ciausseur troops had been sent up
to the line a short distance from the
Rumanian frontier.
BUCHAREST, June 29. (Satur-
day). - ()- Embattled Rumanian
citizens fought Red Army troops for
hours today in the border town of
Cernauti as the Russian Army of

Prof. Sturtevant Disputes Origin
Of Greek Perfect Tense Form

That the recently accepted laryn-
geal theory provides the clue to the
origin of the debated Greek perfect
tense forms in -ka was theconten-
tion last evening of Prof. Edgard H.
Sturtevant, noted linguistic scholar
of Yale University, who opened the
Linguistic Institute's summer lecture
series with his discussion of "The
Greek 'kappa'-perfects and the lar-
yngeal theory."
This theory, outlined Professor
Sturtevant, sets up a series of four
laryngeal consonants in the recon-
structed hypothetical Indo-Hittite
language out of which' both Hittite
and the various Indo-European lan-
guages developed. These laryngeals,
hn t - .- e. ttartm hlr nt ~lrl of t...

Although the laryngeal theory has
been applied to the solution of a
number of phonological problems in
the European languages, Professor
Sturtevant is the first to find in it
evidence that the peculiar Greek
perfect tense forms in -ka, which
scholars previously have considered
as unique and have derived from
three aorist tense forms in Greek, are
really directly inherited from an ear-
lier language.
To the late Professor E. A. Sapir
Dr. Sturtevant acknowledged his in-
debtedness for the discovery that a
-ka past tense form exists in the
recently discovered Tocharian lan-
---- a Tcr -Iliaa " - a m ha _

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