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No Relief In Sight


Official Publication Of The Summer Session


End of A Policy
In the Far East ...



Moscow Reports
Attacks As Nazis

First Vespers
Will Include
Hopkins Talk

Pad Weather And Terrain
Hold Up German Drive
In South Front Sector
Headquarters Say
'Still On Schedule'
(By The Associated Press)
MOSCOW Sunday, July 27.-Red
Army counter-attacks in several sec-
tors where German pressure has re-
laxed were reported today in dis-
patches from the front, while an
official announcement here told of
the crushing of two Nazi infantry
divisions in the Smolensk zone near-
est Moscow..
In the Smolensk area, scene of 11
days of bloody but inconclusive fight-
ing, and in the Porkhov, Nevel and
Zhitomir sectors the official an-
nouncement said major fighting still
was in progress with no important
changes in positions.
(The eighth German armored di-
vision, prestimably a unit additional
to the two infantry divisions, was
declared by the Moscow radio to
have been smashed after a fierce
72-hour battle at a town identified
only as "C.")
Without given specific locations,
dispatches from the front said So-
viet forpes, heretofore mostly on the
defense against the mass Nazi of-
fensiv, had turned to counter-at-
tacks at numerous points.
BERLIN, July 26.-(P)-Bad wea-
ther, difficulties of terrain and the
determined character of what is
ermed "localized Russian resistance"
again were emphasized in German
war reports today as the fifth week
of the war with Russia lagged to a
r ose. ' . .r_ .
Particularly on the south front,
where for days the Germans have
saidrthey were approaching Kiev,
capital of the Ukraine, the condi-
tions of the road and weather were
reported as hindering factors.
The tenor of the High ,Comand
communique again was that the
campaign against Russia is "pro-
ceeding according to plan," and in
commenting on that familiar phrase,
the commentary Dienst Aus Deutsch-
land said that "according to plan"
means successfully.
The High Command did mention
that "an attack 'by strong Soviet
units freshly thrown into the battle
foundered, with heavy losses to the
enemy" in the region west and south-
west of Vyazma, which is 90 miles
northeast of Smolensk on the main
road to Moscow.
There was no indication anywhere,
however, of exactly how far from
Vyazna the battle occurred, and it
was impossible to tell whether the
Germans had made any appreciable
advance toward the Russian capital.
The High Command a full ten days
ago had reported that after captur-
ing Smolensk its forces had gone
over and beyond the city.
Ecuador Wants Truce
In Border Clashes
QUITO, Ecuador, July 26.-(P)-,
Foreign Minister Julio Tobar Donoso
has informed the United States that
Ecuador would accept any "decorous"
measures to end its border clashes
with Peru, the government announced
(In Guayaquil, a military spokes-
man said hostilities in the border
area had ceased at 6 p.m.)
The foreign office made public the
text of Ecuador's reply to the Wash-
ington Government, which in collab-
oration with Argentina and Brazil

had proposed a truce.
Meanwhile the apparent establish-
ment of a censorship from the frontier'
zone was blamed here for the meagre-
ness of further reports on the fight-
Hammet To Speak
On Art Of Mexico
"Art and Architecture of Pre-
Conquest 'Mexico" will be the sub-
ject of an illustrated lecture to be
given at 8 p.m. tonorrow in the
Rackham Auditorium by Prof. Ralph

Scout Leaders
Told Of Need
To Aid Youth
The Boy Scout movement must
contribute to the solution of youth
problems if we are to avoid the mass
captivation of young boys by fascism
as illustrated in Europe, Claude Eg-
gertson cautioned leaders attending
the final session of the Scouting In-
stitute here yesterday.
As a nation we have the right to
expect the Boy Scouts to make a con-
tribution to the solution of the youth
problem, he pointed out, but 'we can
also learn from youth movements in
the techniques of getting and holding
the interest of boys in the critical age
group, 15-21. Among other things,
the Scout movement must adapt it-
self to give more opportunity to the
boys "on the other side of the tracks."
Other talks at the final session of
the conference yesterday were given
by Elmer D. Mitchell, intramural
sports director,.on "The Relation of
Childhood Games to Future Voca-
tional Activities" and Fritz Redl of
the education school on "The Task
of Growing Up." A. Douglas Jamie-
son, scout commissioner of the De-
troit Area Council, addressed the
Luncheon meeting at the'Union.
Prof. Wethe
, 1V 1RC
To Gve Talk.
On French Art
Department Of Fine Arts
Chairman Will Lecture
On 'Post-Impressionism'
Second in a series of three illus-
trated'lectures on French painting
will be given at 4:10 p.m. tomorrow
in Room D, Alumni Memorial Build-
ing, by Prof. Harold E. Wethey,
chairman of the fine arts depart-
Subject of Professor Wethey's talk
will be "Post-Impressionism." These
lectures, which are in English and
open to all students and faculty
members, are sponsored by the De-
partment of Romance Languages.
In Professor Wethey's first dis-
cussion, July 14, .he presented
"French Tradition in the 18th Cen-
tury." Here he gave the general
characteristics of French art and
moved into the classical tradition of
the 17 century. Next outlined was
the art of the 18th century, which
is more prsonal and intimate than
'that which precedes it.
Final lecture by Professor Wethey
will be given Monday, Aug. 11, on
the subject "The School of Paris"
(20th century).
Alternating with the talks on
French art are a series of three on
French music, also sponsored by the
Department of Romance Languages.
First in this group was given July
21 by Prof. Percival Price, professor
of composition and University caril-
lonneur, on the topic, "Early French
Music of the Jongleurs and the

Summer Session Director,
A Capella Choir Listed
On Program Today
Highlighting the Summer Session's
first Vesper Service, the University's
100-voice A Capella Choir, under the
direction of Noble Cain, will sing a
series of religious selections at 8 p.m.
today in the Rackham Lecture Hall.
Principle speaker of the program
will be Dr. Louis A. Hopkins, director
of the Summer Session, who will talk
on "Dangerous Opportunity." Scrip-
ture and prayer will be under the
direction of Dr. Edward W. Blake-
man, counselor in religious educa-
Among the selections which will be
heard on the program are "Jesu
Priceless Treasure" by J. S. Bach,
"Hail Gladdening Light" by Charles
Wood, "Now Thank We All Our God"
by Cruegar, "In the Wilderness" by
Bainton and "Response No. '3" by
The A Oapella Choir will also pre-
sent Gabrieli's "Jubilate Deo," Croft's
hymn, "O God Our Help in Ages
Pas" and "Benediction and Seven
Fold Amen" by Stainer. The assem-
bly will join the choir in singing the
A traditional feature of the Sum-i
mer Session, the Sunday Vesper serv-
ices, will be presented twice this year.
Sponsored by the School of Music
and the Coinmittee on Religious Edu-
cation, the Vespers are open to all
Summer Session students and mem-
bers 'of the faculty.
"Jesu Priceless Treasure" is a mo-
tet based upon a chorale which Bach
harmonized while "Hail Gladdening
Light"' is a translation of a famous
early Greek Christian hymn by So-
phronius. "In the Wilderness" con-
tains the words of a poem by Robert
Graves; "Response No. 3" is a Latin
version of the scene of Christ onthe
Cross, and "Jubilate Deo" is one of,
the most famous motets of the Itali-
an 16th century school.
Drivet Cautions Cop,
Court Cautions Driver
OMAHA, July 26.-(P)--Pursued by
a traffic policeman, a motorist drove
into a residence driveway, jumped
out and cautioned a neighbor, "Don't
say anything. I'm ditching the cops."
In traffic court the motorist was
fined $77.50 and given ten days in
jail for speeding and running a red
The neighbor he had confided in
was Patrolman Earl Bean.

Hits Record
For 5 Years
Highest Mercury Reading
In Half A Decade Here;
No Relief Is Predicted
Nation Sweltering
From Intense Heat
An official temperature recorded by
the University Observatory of 98.7
degrees yesterday afternoon marked
Ann Arbor's hottest day in five years.
The temperature, reached in the
middle of the afternoon, was two-
tenths of a degree higher than last
year's record of 98.5 degrees, highest
in four years, and reached on July
24, one year and two days ago,
Little relief was seen for the near
future as humidity stayed high and
temperatures refused to fall. By 7
p.m. the mercury had gone down
only to 93.4 degrees.
* * *
(By The Associated Press)
Rain brought welcome relief to
scattered sections of Michigan last
night, breaking at least temporarily
the grip of a prolonged heat wave.
The weather man, however, was
able to offer scant hope for any de-
cided drop in the record-breaking
temperatures over the State for the
Temperatures which soared to the
high 90's in most sections sent thous-
ands of persons to lake resorts and
beaches. Parks everywhere were
jammed with perspiring eitizens.
Heat and its handmaiden, humid-
ity, annoyed millions of Americans
A canopy of hot, moist air envel-
oped two-thirds of the nation.
Temperatures in the 80's, 90's and
over the 100 mark dotted the weather
map between Texas and the Atlantic.
A damp atmosphere increased dis-
comfort. No general relief was in
The number of deaths attributed
to the heat in a siege that has held
through most of the week in some
Midwestern States rose to 36. Drown-
ings added 17 lives to the toll.
Thousands retreated to beaches in
an effort to escape from the sultry
Thermometers registered 102 in
Kokomo, Id., and 100 in Grand
Forks, N. D.
Overnight showers/in New England
dropped temperatures to the lower
80's. Nebraska enjoyed cooler con-
ditions after a five-day run of 100
plus heat.
Parley Panels
Lay Emphasis'
On War Crisis
Closing the Summer Parley's two-
day session yesterday at the Union,
"Democracy After the War" and
"Economic Problems of Defense'
were discussed in panels headed by
A. P. Blaustein and James Duesen-
Duesenberry's panel divided its
subject into two phases: internal
economic problems of the United
States during the present crisis, and
economic relations with foreign pow-
ers. The question of America's atti-
tude toward the -South American re-
publics dominated the discussion.
Several students brought up the fac-
tor of European colonization of Latin
America and asserted that the United
States would do well to outstrip the
Old World nations in this field. In

this connection, the panel stressed
the economic advantage of a South
American unification.
The second panel, in discussing de-
mocracy's future after the war,
worked on the assumption of an Al-
lied victory. It was generally agreed
that another Versailles would not be
the solution. Even those supporting
the 1918 settlement conceded that
its mismanagement was responsible
for the present situation. Unani-
mity of opinion was less marked over
the question of treatment to be given
Germany, Italy, Japan and Russia
in the post-war world. -
West Quad Concert
To Feature 'Blues'
In response to requests from resi-
dents in the West Quadrangle, the
Strauss Library Record Concert at
6:45 p.m. tomorrow in the Main
T .nna of the C(limri'mnrl ,will n-rp-


Roosevelt Calls Filipinos


Extension Bill Approved

Excursionists Visit Cranbrook,
Like Picturesque Setting There

(Special to The Daily)
Without exception, students on the
sixth University excursion to the
Cranbrook Foundation agreed that
they had never seen a more pic-
turesque setting for schools than the
lay-out here.
We visited Cranbrook, the school
for boys, seeing the small comfort-
able classrooms, lounges and grounds
around the building. Classes are
limited to about 18 students, both in
Pr of. Preuss
ToTalk Here,

Cranbrook and Kingswood, the school
for girls. Both buildings are known
for their architecture, as are the
rest of the buildings on the estate,
and they were most impressive to
the party.
Besides the schools and the mag-
nificent Christ Church, we visited
the Academy of Arts and the Insti-
tute of Science where we saw out-
standing examples of ,student work.
Exhibits in modeling, sculpture, metal
and leather work, and other handi-
crafts were a source of real admira-
tion to the group as they went
through the buildings.
In addition to the beauty of the
schools, the gardens and fountains
add much to the atmosphere of the
estate. Endless varieties of flowers
grow in intricate garden designs,
and the splendid statuary around
the fountains is modeled after fam-
ous statues and fountain groups from
all over the world.
Dr. Frayer, executive secretary of
the Foundation, personally guided
the tour through the estate, telling
us many interesting facts about the
Foundation and the exhibits of stu-
dent work we saw. He told us that
the chandeliers in the dining hall
were of a special, and rare Swedish
make, and that they- are now unob-
tainable in the United States.
Finally, we walked over to the
athletic plant, where the Detroit Li-
ons, professional football team, hold
their practice sessions.
After leaving the estate, we lunched
at Devon Gables, a tea room nearby,
luncheon topics being exclusively the
beauties of the Cranbrook Founda-
tion, and how it would be nice, per-
haps, to be in high school again-
Piano Concert
To Be offered
Brinkman, Beller To Give
All-Beethoven Program
Pianists Prof. Joseph Brinkman of
the School of Music and William
Beller will join to present an all-Bee-
thoven concert at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow
in the Rackham Assembly Hall.
Professor Brinkman will play "Son-
ata, Op. 2, No. 3 C major," "Andante
Favori" and the "Rondo, G major
'Rage over a Lost Penny'," while Mr.
Beller will present "Sonata, Op. 111,
C minor."
William N. Barnard, organist and
director of music at the First Pres-
byterian Church here, will offer a
recital at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in Hill
His program will open with Bach's
"Toccata in F major" and will con-
tinue with two Chorale Preludes,
"Nun komm', der Heiden Heiland"
and "Wir glauben all' an einen Gott,
Schopfer." He will also play "Sym-
phony in G major" by Leo Sowerby.
Mr. Bernard, who is studying un-
der Prof. Palmer Christian of the
School of'? Music, is a former pupil
of Leslie P. Spelman and Arthur

Will Open Fifth Week
Of Policy Series
Opening the fifth week of lectures
of the Graduate Study Program in
Public Policy in a World at War,
Prof. Lawrence Preuss of the politi-
cal science department will speak at
4:15 p.m. tomorrow in the Lecture
Hall of the Rackham School on "The
Concepts of Neutrality and Non-
A graduate of the University, re-
ceiving his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.
here, Professor Preuss has written
widely in the fields of international
law. In 1936 he was the winner of
the Henry Russel award.
Prof. Philip E. Mosely of Cornell
University will speak at 4:15 p.m.
Tuesday in the Lecture Hall of the
Rackham School on "The United
States As Viewed'by Other Nations."
Wednesday's lecture will be de-
livered by Prof. Edward S. Corwin
of Princeton University. His subject
will be "Some Aspects of the Presi-
The theme of the week is "The
United States in Relation to the
Present War."' The lectures are open
to the public.
The lecturers will be introduced
on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
respectively by Prof.-Emeritus Wil-
liam H. Hobbs of the geology depart-
ment, Prof. William W. Blume of the
law school and Prof. Harlow J. Hene-
man of the political science depart-

Senate Military Committee
Votes To Pass Measure
To Amend Draft Law
MacArthur Named
As Head Of Forces
WASHINGTON, July 26. -(AP)-
President Roosevelt called all of the
organized military forces of the
Philippine Government into the
armed service of the United States
today, an order that coincided with
approval by a Senate committee of
a proposal to keep all citizen soldiers
in this country in uniform indefi-
In a far-reaching move calculated
to bolster American cefenses in the
turbulent Far East, the President
ordered the mustering of the Philip-
pine forces, estimated to include
about 150,000. trained and partly
trained Filipinos who make up the
island's military force. He instructed
that Secretary of War Stimson desig-
nate an officer of general's rank to
command the Island force and the
War Department promptly, named
Douglas MacArthur, former Chief of
Mr. Roosevelt issued the order at
Hyde Park, N. Y., where he was stay-
ing over the week-end. Such action
was authorized under the Tydings-
McDuffie Act granting eventual in-
dependence to the Philippine Islands.
Informed officials said it was drawn
up weeks ago, after a conference by
High Commissioner Francis B. Sayre,
Manuel Quezon, president of the
Philippines, and other Island offi-
The Senate Military Committee
voted today 9 to 1 approval of
resolution amending the provisfoils
of the Selective Service Act to ex--
tend the tenure of all "persons in
the military service" for "such peri-
ods of time as may be necessary in
the interests of national defense."
Senator Thomas (Dem.-Utah) was
instructed to report' the measure to
the Senate Monday, but Senator Hill
of Alabama, the Democratic whip,
said its consideration on the floor
probably would be (lelayed until
Wednesday to await printing of testi-
mony taken in committee hearings.
Discarding a War Department sug-
gestion that it draft a resolution de-
claring a national emergency, the
committee provided merely that Con-
gress should declare the "national
interest is imperiled." Thus it left
unopened the door which might lead
to Congressional endorsement of
President Roosevelt's action last May
in declaring an unlimited national
Although it voted to let the Presi-
dent determine the length of addi-
tional service to be required from
selectees, National Guardsmen, re-
serves and enlisted men in the regu-
lar Army, the committee provided
that Congress might terminate this
authority at any time by a concur-
rent resolution. -
Pl a yers' Find
Leading Lady
At Dog Pound
The title role in James Birdie's
"Storm Over Patsy" which will be
presented Wednesday through Sat-
urday by the Michigan Repertory
Players of the Department of Speech
will be taken by Ann Arbor's favor-
ite canine actress, "Crab."
"Crab" was obtained from the lo-
cal dog pound two years ago by Prof.
William P. Halstead of the speech
department to play in William
Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen From
Verona." Having once obtained the
dog, Prof. Halstead was uanble to
return her to the dog pound.
Since that day two years ago,
timehas seen "Crab" grow into an

experienced actress and also heav-
ier. She has appeared in "One Third
of a Nation" for Play Production,
"The World We Make" with the
Dramatic Season, "Hansel and Gret-
el" with the Children's Theatre," and
"The Beaux Strategem" with Nell
Gwyn's Company.
"Storm Over Patsy" will be the

U.S. Army; Service

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Birth Of World And Christianity
Will Be Told By Mystery Plays

Students Invited To Meetings,
Picnic Services In Churches

The story to be told by the "Cycle
of Six Medieval Mystery Plays" to
be presented here Aug. 17 by the De-
partment of Speech and the School
of Music is the story of the birth
of the world and the birth of Chris-
Director Hugh Norton has taken six
medieval mystery plays and integrat-
ed them into one mighty spectacle,
which will be presented by a cast of
150 on the 75 foot stage of Hill Audi-
The cycle will open with "The
Sepulchrum," a play written between
965 and 975 A.D. at the request of
King Edward of England. This open-
ing part, which Aeals with the dia-
logue of the three Marys and the An-

ends with the prophesy by the Holy
Spirit of redemption through Christ.
The third play, dated 1468, deals
with the Betrayal. It portrays Jesus
praying on the Mount of Olives and
his betrayal by Judas. The fourth
play, "The Trial of Christ," bears the
same date.
"The Resurrection of Christ," writ-
ten in the fifteenth century, forms
the fifth part of the cycle. The con-
clusion consists of fragmentary parts
taken from "The Judgment Day."
The production, labelled "the most
spectacular pageant ever attempted
in Ann Arbor," is designed to present
parts of the cycle as a dramatic
whole, produced as a modern presen-
tation with intricate stage effects, a

Preacher at the 11 a.m. service -to-
day in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
will be The Rev. John E. Bell, super-
visor of the Clinical Training Center
for Theological Students at the Uni-
versity Hospital.
Graduate of the University of Bri-
tish Columbia and of the Union The-
ological College in Vancouver, Cana-
da, he was satitoned after ordina-
tion by the United Church of Canada
in northern British Columbia. Here
he ministered in three mining com-
munities. Following this work he was
invited to become assistant minister
in the First United Church, Victoria,
Episcopal students will leave Harris
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be delivered at the First MethodistI
Church by Dr. Charles W. Brashares.
After the Wesleyan Guild supper and
fellowship hour, beginning at 6 p.m.,
Dr. Brashares and a group of students
will lead a discussion of the sermon
* * *
Prof. Paul G. Kauper of the Law
School will address members'of the
Lutheran Student Association after
the supper scheduled for 6 p.m. A
meeting of the group is to take place
starting at 5:30 p.m.
* * *
Closing the summer services of the
First Congregational Church, Dr.
Leonard A. Parr will offer a sermon

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