Of ficial Publication Of The Summer Session
VOL. L. No. 20
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1940
Last Minute Peace Offer To Britain Expected
Blitzkrieg Against England
Termed Ready To 9pen
Friday IfProposal Fails
Of Yona Resigns
(By the Associated Press)
Diplomatic quarters in Rome heard
last night that Adolf Hitler was pre-
pared to make a last three-point.
peace offer to Britain before launch-
ing a full-scale blitzkrieg against
the Island Kingdom soon.
Two other reports, one from a
French newspaper, and the other
from the Rome radio and picked up
in turn by the British Broadcasting
Company and NBC, predicted an at-
tack on England by Friday.
Nationalist Spain suddenly broke
diplomatic relations with Chile, which
will send delegates to the Havana
Pan-American conference Sunday
along with other nations in this hem-
Spain's move was explained only
by a foreign ministry statement which
said the action was taken because of
the Chilean' government's tolerance
of an anti-isolationist campaign.
Chile's popular front regime pres-
ently is engaged in a drive on right-
ist elements deemed dangerous to
the state's safety.
Nationalist Spain under General
Francisco Franco terms herself in
the ranks of rightist countries.
The United States was reported
sounding out Chile and other nations
on their attitude toward the establish-
ment of a protectorate over Euro-
pean possessions in this hemisphere.
Informed Berlin sources declared
Nazi jump-off bases for the invasion
of England were all set, and that
Adolf Hitler's decision was expected
But there were some indications
that eleventh-hour proposals to Eng-
land might be made despite Prime
Minister Churchill's vigorous declara-
tion Sunday night that Britain would
fight to the end.
May Go To Berlin
It was said Count Galeazzo Ciano,
Italian foreign minister, may go to
Berlin late this week to discuss a
three-point price the axis powers are
said to demand of England.
In Tokyo, the government of Pre-
mier Admiral Mitsumasa Yonai re-
signed, apparently under pressure of
an army clique which demands a
stronger hand in the Far East against
western powers, including the United
Some speculated the U.S. fleet com-
prising two battleships, 12 cruisers, an
aircraft carrier, and a powerful unit
of destroyers might be en route to
patrol British and French possessions
in the South Pacific.
The Nazi-Fascist peace move, as
pictured in Rome, would demand from
1. Regulation of continental Euro-
pean affairs, presumably under Ger-
man-Italian direction, and to Bri-
2. Restoration of British-held col-
onies which were Germany's before
the World War.
3. Europe's economic rehabilita-
tion with British aid.
Tag Day Campaign Nets
$812 For Fresh Air Camp
The 10th annual summer Tag Day
campaign conducted by the Univer-
sity Fresh Air Camp yesterday net-
ted $812.80, Prof. Ferdinand Mene-
fee, of the engineering college, direc-
tor of the camp, announced last
Camp officials expressed gratitude
at the response accorded the 100
hnsn whn lid tags. and described the
350 Educators Register
For Four Conferences
By ROSE SCOTT
Attracted to Ann Arbor by the
four conferences of Educational
Week, the Teacher Education Con-
ference, Book-Week Conference,
Reading Conference, and the Con-
ference on Guidance and Adjustment
of Youth, 350 educators and teachers
-registered today for the second day
of meetings, highlighted by round-
tables, special lectures and exhibits.
Dr. Rudolph Lindquist, director of
Cranbrook School, prescribed anec-
dotal records and a lighter teaching
load as remedies for the problems
of guidance in secondary schools at
the morning meeting of the guid-
ance conference. Adapted to the
core curriculum in which one teach-
er would teach more than one sub-
ject for a two-hour period or more,
guidance will become a more scien-
tific diagnosis of the pupils' prob-
lems, replacing the haphazard meth-
od now prevalent..
Practical suggestions which the
average classroom teacher might use
for the improvement of reading were
given by Prof. Clifford Woody of the
School of Education at the afternoon
Today's sessions will feature Dr.
Fritz Redl's lecture, "A Critical Re-
view of the Use and Abuse of the
Terms Normality, Adjustment, and
Maturity and their Place in Guid-
ance Work" t' 10arm. in the Univer-
sity High School Auditorium. At the
same place Prof. Willard C. Olson
of the School of Education will dis-
cuss the topic, "Are There Cases of
'Reading Disability' in Present Day
Schools?" at 2 p.m. Following the
roundtables, Prof. Raleigh Schorling
of the education school will cite
Linguistic Institute Offers
Discussion On Analysis1
Of Romance Languages
Dr. Francis M. Rogers of Harvard
University will- open the Linguistic
Institute's program for the week
when at 7:30 p.m. today he will lec-
ture in the Rackham Amphitheatre
on "The Relative Frequency of
Phonemes and Variphones in the
Romance Languages." Dr. Rogers,
who has been associated with Prof.
George K. Zipf at Harvard in the
latter's statistical approach to lin-
guistic analysis, is expected to dis-
cuss the application of this technique
to romance language study.
At the customary Thursday lunch-
eon conference, held at 12:10 p.m.
at the Michigan Union, James N.
Tidwell of Ohio State University will
offer for discussion the subject, "The
Accuracy of Dialect Representation
in Fiction." Both the luncheon and
the subsequent discussion, according
to Director C. C. Fries, are open to
all persons interested in: attending.
Friday evening the Institute will
close its program for the week with
a lecture on "The Word" by Prof.
Leonard Bloomfield of the University
Le Cerele Francais
Will Hear Talamon
Prof. Rene Talamon of the romance
languages department, will address
the members of Le Cercle Francais
at 8 p.m. today at the Foyer Fran-
cais at 1414 Wastenaw on "French
Customs, American Customs."
From his observation abroad, Pro-
Given On New Program;
New Teaching Methods
"What Is Ahead in Teacher Educa-
A special conference on high
school and university relations spon-
sored by the Bureau of Cooperation
with Educational Institutions under
the chairmanship of Prof. George E.
Carrothers of the School of Educa-
tion will be held at 7 p.m. in the
Union, for high school principals
and supervisors attending the week's
sessions and for members of the
Men's Education Club.
The exhibit of new textbooks and
classroom materials including mo-
tion pictures, .art equipment, and
fiction books are now on display by
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Advisers To Lead Panels
On Religion, Education,
The appointment of more than 25
student advisers to serve on the four
panels for the Summer Parley which
will meet at 3:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
Saturday at the Union to discuss,
"This War We Live In," was an-
nounced yesterday by Helen Corman,
Joseph Fauman will head the meet-
ing on civil liberties. Student ad-
visers will be William Gram, Margaret
Campbell, Marcia Sharfman, Nor-
man A. Schorr, Dorothy Sankin, and
John Schwartzwalder. Miss Sankin
will act as secretary for the after-
noon session with Miss Campbell tak-
ing over in the evening.
The panel on the national election
will be led by Phil Westbrook, for-
mer president of Congress. StudentI
aides will be: Anabel Hill, Tom Downs,
Arthur Biggins, A. P. Blaustein, Rudy
Potochnik, Betty Guntley and Mor-
ton Jampel. Miss Guntley will be sec-
retary for the evening meeting with
Jampel officiating during the after-
The discussion on religion will be
under the leadership of Daniel Suits,
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Malloy Wins Tournament
DETROIT, July 16.-(/P)-Wood-
row "Woody" Malloy of Ann Arbor,
former University of Michigan ace,
turned on the heat today with a
72-hole total of 291 to become the
third Michigan open-amateur golf
tournament champion to repeat.
Frank Babish and Frank Connolly
trailed by one stroke.
Prof. Timoshenko Directs
Talk Series Sponsored
By Engineering College
Dr. Nelson To Head
Series Of Lectures
Problems in theory and applica-
tion will be discussed at the sessions
of the Symposium of Vibration Prob-
lems, beginning here Friday.
Sponsored by 'the engineering me-
chanics department, the Symposium
is under the direction of Prof. Ste-
phen Timoshenko of Stanford Uni-
versity, formerly of the engineering
mechanics department and guest lec-
turer here this summer.
Opening lecture of the series will
be by Dr. C. W. Nelson of the Timken
Roller Bearing Company at 7 p.m.
Friday in the Rackham Amphithe,
atre on the general topic of railway
Dr. Nelson graduated from the
University in 1934. He studied under
Professor Timoshenko from 1934 to
1936 and received his Master, of Sci-
ence degree here in 1934 rand his
PhD in 1939. An authority in the
field of railway engineering, he is
now employed by the railway re-
search department of the Timken
Roller Bearing Company.
Prof. J. P. Den Hartog of Harvard
University will present the second
lecture in the vibration series on
Friday, July 26 on the subject of
"Multi-Cylinder Engines with Dy-
Vibration of bridges will be anal-
yzed by Professor Timoshenko on
Wednesday, July 31.
Prof. L. S. Jacobsen of Stanford
University will present the fourth
lecture on Friday, August 2 on the
topicon "Vibrations of Structures."
The final lecture in the series will
be given by R. P. Kroon of the
Westinghouse laboratories in Phil-
adelphia on Friday, August 9, on the
subject "Modern Methods in Bal-
To Hold Initiation
Pi Lambda Theta, education "Phi
Beta Kappa" for women will initiate
17 women at its dinner at 6:30 p.m.
today at the League with Miss Ruth
Barnes of the English department
of Michigan State Normal College
speaking on "Nonsense About What."
The chairman of tonight's banquet
is Edith Steele with Elizabeth Crozer
as toastmistress. Mary Eliza Shan-
non, Lillian Kasmark, Norma Reid
and Clara Berden will also partici-
pate in the ceremonies.
To Open Run
'Two On An Island' Stars
Itken, Baska And Moll
Play's Scene Laid
In New York City
Elmer Rice's latest Broadway suc-
cess, "Two on an Island," will open
its four-day run at 8:30 p.m. today
in the Lyda Mendelssohn Theatre
with a cast of more than 60 persons
headed by David D. Itkin, Virginia
Btaka and James Moll.
Mr. Itkin, chairman of the drama
department at DePaul University
and guest director here this summer,
portrays the role of Lawrence Or-
mont, a producer. Moll and Miss
Batka play a young couple from Iowa
and New Hampshire respectively who
try to acclimate themselves to life
in New York.
Wyckoff Is Art Director
Alexander Wyckoff, art director,
assisted by Robert Mellencamp, has
built 11 elaborate sets to be used in
the 11 different scenes in the drama.
These include a scene of Broadway,
the top of the Statue of Liberty,
"The Greasy Spoon Cafe," and the
Metropolitan Museum, as well as one
of Greenwich Village and one in
which a number of tourists travel
through the city on a large sight-
Among the other stage features
which will be demonstrated by a
crew of almost 60 backstage, are a
series of extremely varied sound ef-
fects and a group of scenes made
with a movie projector. The main
stage difficulty was the construction
of two taxis, made of wood and scrap
metal, which move on and off the
Other New York Scenes
Other interesting scenes are those
in which the lower New York east
side and Park Avenue are compared
and another in which William Pipes
and Mrs. Lowell Pierrb dance a typi-
cal Negro number.
Members of the cast portray many
diverse roles in "Two on an Island"
ranging from a museum attendant
to a prostitute and from a sailor to
a member of the "four hundred."
Supporting roles in the drama will
be played by Truman Smith, as the
sight-seeing guide; Vincent Jukes as
William Flynn; Betty Gallagher as
Mrs. Dora Levy; George Shapiro as
Frederic Winthrop; Ray Pedersen as
Heinz Kaltbart; Norman Oxhandler
as Clifton Ross; Vivi French as Helen
Ormont; Veitch Purdom as Gracie
Mullen; Osna Palemer as Dorothy
Clark, and John Schwarzwalder as
BARKLEY . .... Breaks Silence'
To TalK Today
Culture Institute To Hear'
Discussion Of 'rends
In American Aesthetics
Prof. DeWitt H. Parker of the
philosophy department will give the
evening lecture of the Graduater
Study Program in American Culture
and Institutions today, while Dumas
Malone, director of the Harvard Uni-
versity Press, will speak in the after-
Dr. Malone's talk, at 4:15 p.m.,
will be on "Women and the Amer-
ican Scene." Professor Parker will
speak at 8:15 p.m. on "Some Trends
in American Aesthetics." Both lec-
tures will be given in the Rackham
School auditorium and will be open
to the public.
Professor Parker took his A.B. and
Ph.D. degrees from Harvard in 1906
and 1908 respectively. With the ex-
ception of the year 1909 to 1910,
when he was instructor of philosophy
at the University of California, he
has been in the philosophy depart-
ment here since 1908 and is now
head of the department. In 1924
to 1925 he returned to the Univer-
sity of California as lecturer.
Among Professor Parker's writings
are "The Self and Nature" published
in 1917; "The Principles of Aes-
thetics" published in 1920; "The
Analysis of Art" published in 1926;
and "Human Values" published in
Professor Parker is a member of
the American Philosophical Associa-
tion, the Western Branch of which
he was president in 1929-30, and Phi
Summer Excursion To See
Museum At Dearborn
Summer Session excursionists will
leave at 1 p.m. today from in front
of Angell Hall for Greenfield Village
in Dearborn, Henry Ford's recon-
structed early American town.
The special buses that will carry
the party will return to Ann Arbor
at about 5:45 p.m.
At Greenfield Village, the group
will see a typical nineteenth century
Boisterous Session Hears
Barkley Deliver Terse
Note From Roosevelt
CHICAGO STADIUM, July 16.-
W)-President Roosevelt dramatic-
ally informed the Democratic Na-
tional Convention tonight that he
had no "desire or purpose" to be.
renominated, a declaration which d-
creased not one whit the determina-
tion of party leaders to draft hi
for an unprecedented third-ter
The chief executive's message was
delivered to a boisterous convention
-which previously had cheered the
mention of his name for a good 25
minutes-by Senator Alben W. Bark-
ley, the convention chairman, and
was punctuated by shouts of "we
want Roosevelt now."
Barkley said he was making the
statement by "specific request and
authorization" of the President.
He then said:
"The President has never had
and has not today, any desire or
purpose to continue in the office of
President, to be a candidate for that
office, or to be nominated by the
convention for that office.
"He wishes in all earnestness and
sincerity to make it clear that all
of ' the delegates to this convention
are free to vote for any candidate."
No sooner had Barkley finished
then the tumultuous demonstration
of an earlier hour was resumed, con-
fined however to shouting, calls of
"we want Roosevelt," whistling, bell-
ringing, cheering and stamping.
Senator James F. Byrnes of South
Carolina, floor leader of the "draft
Roosevelt" forces, quickly sounded
the viewpoint of the pro-third term
voices by telling reporters that the
demonstrationon the floor and the
cries of "we want Roosevelt" had
answered the President.
"I know that the President's state-
ment represents his sincere views,"
Byrnes said. "However, it is for the
delegates to say who shall be the
nominee and in this emergency, the
President cannot refuse to serve the
But from Senator Worth Clark of
Idaho, a supporter of Senator Bur-
ton K. Wheeler's presidential as-
pirations, came a different reaction.
"The statement is not definite,"
Clark said. "It leaves the convic-
tion, the delegates and the candi-
dates in the same uncertain condition
they were before. As far as I am
concerned, unless Senator Wheeler
decides otherwise, his name will be
placed in nomination before the
convention by me."
James A. Farley, chairman of the
National Committee-and a candi-
"I have no comment to make. The
statement speaks for itself."- r
Another opponent of third terms,
Senator Millard E. Tydings of Mary-
land, said "I admire the President
for the statesmanlike stand he has
taken." He added:
"I think he is sincere in not de-
siring to continue. There is no doubt
that he would have gotten the full
support of two-thirds of the dele-
gates had he been a candidate."
Second in the series of three sum-
mer vespers will be conducted at
8 p.m. Sunday in Hill Auditorium
featuring the Summer Session Chor-
Arranged by the Summer Session
and the University Musical Society,
Williams Lauds Value Of Humor;
Malone Cites Role Of Foreigners
By HARRY M. KELSEY
Humor is probably our most effec-;
tual instrument for maintaining the.
national sanity, Prof. Mentor L. Wil-
liams told students and guests of the
Graduate Study Program in Ameri-
can Culture and Institutions in his
lecture last night on "American Hu-
mor and National Sanity."
"Nations are wont to lose their
heads over many things," he assert-
ed. "In times of great political or
economic stress leaders may lose their
judgment and propose measures fool-
ish and hysterical in character,
which, acted upon, would go far to-
ward undermining the whole struc-
ture of the state. People, under
can laugh, that nation will remain
sane, Professor Williams pointed out.
An essential element in the continu-
ance of our democracy, he pointed
out, is that its people should remain
free to laugh, because "the laughter
that comes from the heart of the
free man is an expression of his hu-
manness, of his faith in the future
of the race and of his belief in the
possible attainment of higher goals."
Turning to America today, Profes-
sor Williams said that aside from
the Republican and Democratic con-
ventions there is little evidence of
humor, and, he stated, even the con-
ventions are more serious than usual.:
Tndieating the nrevailing tensnes.
By MYRON DANN
But for the freedom of movement
allowed to those foreigners who have
contributed to our cultural life, our
country might have been another
Europe, Dumas Malone, director of
the Harvard University Press, said
in his lecture yesterday afternoon to
a near-capacityraudience in the
The lecturer classified all those
people born of parents who came to
this country after 1790 as foreigners
and all people in America before
that period as natives.
Contrary to popular belief foreign-
ers had little to do with our country's
political and economic life but rather
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