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snow flurries and colder.


VOL. XLIV No. 51


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State PrisonIs
Scene Of Riol
Two Fires Within Wall
Are Cause Of New Wil
Officials Deny That
Prisoners Escaped
R u s h 500 Philadelphia
City Police To Answer
Emergency Alarm
Accompanied by the rattle of ma-
chine guns and by two fires which
started within the prison walls, a new
riot broke out today in the Eastern
State Penitentiary, scene of sporadic
disorders for some time.
Five hundred city police were
rushed to the prison in answer to
a general emergency alarm, and the
apparatus of a fire company went
clanging inside the walls.
From the tops of near-by buildings
the flames could be seen, and through
the smoke figures were noticed dash-
ing about, trying to elude the fire-
men's hose training both on the fires
and the prisoners,
Within 15 minutes after the first
call, Theodore Wood, director of
safety, had led virtually every police-
man within two miles of the prison
inside the gates, armed with riot
sticks, tear-gas bombs and service
Prison Break Rumored
On the walls of the century-old
prison, less than two miles from the
center of the city, the guard was
doubled, and machine guns were
mounted on the parapets, while a
report circulated that a "break" was
More policemen arrived continual-
ly, many of them from.the reserve
traffic squad, with half the motor-
cycle brigade forming a cordon
around the prison walls.
A large crowd, which had been at-
tracted by the sound of shots, were
held back by the police cordon.
Shouts and the noise of voices
raised in protest were heard from in-
side the walls.
Prison authorities denied a report
that three prisoners had succeeded in
As the calls for more assistance
continued, the police short-wave ra-
dio was swung into action, summon-
ing all patrol cars.
Convicts Fire Mattresses
First to emerge from within the
walls after the alarm was Harry
Colburn, chauffeur for a deputy chief
fire engineer within.
"The fire is going into the prison
kitchen and the dye house," he said.
"Some of the men have set fire to
mattresses in their cells and they
are driving others back into the cell
blocks now."
Word from within the prison said
the outbreak started at the two-hour
exercise period provided for the
group of unruly prisoners who were
segregated by Warden Herbert J.
(Hard-Boiled) Smith after an upris-
ing last Sunday in which many of
the prisoners made a vain attempt
to scale the walls with a makeshift

The hoses of the fire company were
turned into some of the cells and,
besides putting out the burning mat-
tresses, were played on the prisoners.
Send Help o
Snow Trapped
Deer Hunters
Conservation Officers And'
Camp Detachments Cut
Paths Through Drifts
NEWBERRY, Mich., Nov. 21.--(P)
- State conservation officers and de-
tachments from Luce county civilian
conservation corps camps tonight
sought to break paths through- the
snow-clogged roads of the Upper
Peninsula to rescue 35 deer hunters
reported marooned by the drifts on
the east branch of the Tahquamenon

Soviet's New Envoy




-Associated Press Photo
Alexander Trovanovsky, former
Russian ambassador to Japan, was
named as the first Soviet envoy to
the United States.

King George During
Parliament Speech
LONDON, Nov. 21. -(OP)-- The
age-old pageant of regal splendor
with which Parliament opened a new
session today reached an unexpect-
edly dramatic denouement in the
cries of "Shame!" uttered by a La-
borite member as King George ended
his traditional speech from the
Before a throng of princes and
diplomats, clothed in ermine and
gold, King George pledged his gov-
ernment's continued efforts to "pro-
mote and sustain by every means in
their power peace in the world" and
"promote a return of the nation step
by step to conditions which will per-
mit easing the present burdens."
"What about the means test and
the unemployment cuts?" cried the
Laborite, J. McGovern, as His Maj-
esty turned and offered his arm to
Queen Mary, ignoring the shout.
"You are a gang of lazy, idle para-
sites -living on wealth created by
other people," McGovern shouted.
"You ought to be ashamed of your-
selves! It's a shame-- all this, while
peoples are starving!"
Among those who heard him were
Lady Astor, American-born peeress,
who said that she tried to quiet him
"when he appeared to be considerably
perturbed," and American Ambassa-
dor Robert W. Bingham.-
It was considered, unlikely that
further notice would be taken of the
dramatic break in the medieval tra-
Most of the Commoners viewed the
outburst as "just another incident in
the political career of the ungovern-
able McGovern." McGovern, a fol-
lower of the Clydesdale extremists, is,
46 years old.
Three Faculty
Men Differ On
German Views

Will Speak In T
Convocation B
On Friday

leginni ng

Detroit Chosen
For First Slum
Clearing Work
Government Allots Sum Of
$100,000,000 To Carry
Out Housing Project
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21.---(,)-The
government moved further into the
low cost housing field today with the
allotment of $100,000,000 for such
construction and the selection of De-
troit for the first Federal slum clear-
ance project.
The apartment house planned for
Detroit by the corporation is esti-
mated to cost between $3,000,000 and
$4,000,000 and the public works chief,
Secretary Ickes, said his agency was
prepared to finance about 20 similar
buildings in other cities.
The list was not made public but
Ickes indicated that a list of the 20
largest cities in the country would
not be far wrong.
In allotting the $100,000,000 to the
housing corporation the secretary
said the Detroit project would not be
built unless the price of the land to
be acquired was reasonable.
A further condition was that the
city ask the Michigan Legislature to
authorize a housing corporation to
take over the Detroit construction
eventually. Secretary Ickes said until
the State set up a body to supervise
such building the Detroit operation
could be handled by the Federal gov-
ernment through the housing cor-
poration. ,
Officials estimated that the Detroit
project, consisting of a row of two-{
story fireproof houses, would provide
six months employment for 2,000
men working 30 hours a week each.

Ward To Talk
On Economics
And Religion


Parker, Dawson
Widely Differing
Of View

Next To Last Sale Of
'Ensian Begins Today
The next to last campus sale of
the 'Ensian for a price of $3.50 will
take place today and tomorrow. One
more sale will take place before the
price is raised to $4.50.
The installment plan which has
been used all year will continue, ac-
cording to Arend Vyn, Jr., '34, busi-
ness manager. This plan includes a
down payment of $1 on the total.
Vyn announced that second and
third payments of books already
signed for are now payable at the
Student Publications Building on
Maynard Street.
A complete canvassing of fraterni-
ty and sorority houses will be car-
ried on in the near future until every
house is covered.

Two sharply contrasted points of
view with regard to the advisability
of Germany's withdrawal from the
League were voiced last night in an
open forum in Hutchins Hall, spon-
sored by the Ann Arbor chapter of
the League of Nations Association.
Of three members of the University
faculty who opened the discussion
with considerations of the question,
Prof. John Dawson of the Law School
and Prof. James' K. Pollock of the
political science department took def-
inite stands against the recent Ger-
man action.
Prof. DeWitt H. Parker, chairman
of the philosophy department, de-
claring that the German action was
inevitable and justified and that he
opposed the League and favored a
policy of American nationalism, was
supported by a number of opinions
from the floor.
In the discussion following the talk
of Professor Pollock, Prof. Preston W.
Slosson of the history department
endorsed the stand of the former.
"There is no longer a choice between
national isolation or co-operation,
Isolation is an impossibility. We have
the entanglements; it is only a ques-
tion as to whether we shall have the
alliances," he said. He was loudly
Both Professor Dawson and Profes-
sor Pollock expressed sympathy with
the plight of the German people, but
stated that a solution already near
under the machinery of the League
had been thoughtlessly discarded by
German withdrawal
"The Hitler action was opposed by
both the best interests of the German
people and the interests of world
peace," Professor Pollock said. "Ger-
many has prejudiced its case in the
eyes of the rest of the nations ex-
actly as it did in the World War."

To Deliver Series
Of Four Lectures
Is A Professor At Union
Theological Seminary,
Author, And Speaker
"Religion and the Economic Cri-
sis" is the topic of the series of lec-
tures which Dr. Harry F. Ward, emi-
nent religious an4 social economic
writer, will deliver to the public in a
three-day convocation which starts
Friday here.
Dr. Ward, who is professor of
Christian ethics at Union Theologi-
cal Seminary, New York, will deliver
his opening lecture, at 8 p. m. Friday
in the Presbyterian church auditori-
um on the subject "Extent of the
Breakdown." His second lecture will
be given at 2:30 p. m. Saturday in
the auditorium at Lane Hall on "The
Type of Society We Want."
To Address Freshmen
In place of the regular Freshman
Round Table discussion sections
which are held at 9:30 a. m. every
Sunday in the League, Dr. Ward will
address this group and the public at
the same time on "How We Can Get
This Society," at Lydia Mendelssohn
theatre. "The Task of the Univer-
sity Man or the Place of the Intel-
lectual in Our Social Life" will be
the subject of his final lecture which
will be held at 8 p. m. Sunday in
Hill Auditorium.
Saturday noon Dr. Ward will be
the guests of friends in the Univer-
sity at an informal luncheon at the
Union where he will also lead a dis-
cussion on "Social Ethics in Our
Dr. Ward is characterized by Sher-
wood A.. Messner, resident of the
Student Christian Association, as a
liberal in the religious world and an
aggressive spokesman for a liberal
view in the social theory. He has
for a quarter of a century given'
time and energy to oppressed groups,
appearing as champion of free'
speech and free press. At the pres-
ent time he is head of the Civil Lib-
erties Union.
Author Of Many Books
He has written many books on the
subject of social religion and social
economics. Among the former are
the "Social Creed of the Churches,"
"Social Evangelism," "The Bible and
Social Living," and "Which Way Re-
ligion." His noted writings in the
field of social economics are "Poverty
and Wealth," "The New Social Or-
der," and "In Place of Profit." The
last, his latest book, written after
he had come back from a study of
conditions in Russia last year, deals1
with the social economic problems
of the Russian experiment.
In September he gave a series of
lectures before the annual Methodist
church convention in Ypsilanti. His1
ectures there so impressed the Ann
Arbor group who attended that they
banded together and are bringing
him here to Ann Arbor. 1
Dean Cooney IS
Struck By Ato;
Condition Good
Was Formerly Dean Of
College Of Engineering
DETROIT, Nov. 21 - P) --Mor-
timer E. Cooley, 78, State engineer
for the public works administration
and former dean of the University
of Michigan College of Engineering,
suffered a brain concussion tonight)
when he was struck by an automo-
bile as he crossed a street in down-

town Detroit.
Taken to Receiving Hospital and
later to Harper Hospital, Mr. Cooley
tonight was fully conscious and in
good spirits. His condition was not
regarded as critical.
The accident occurred as darkness
fell. Leaving his offices in the Fisher
Building, where he was engaged in
compiling a report on the proposed
Detroit subway and the Port Huron
international bridge, Mr. Cooley was

College Clinic Is
Provider Of Legal
Service To Poor
DURHAM, N. C., Nov. 21.--(P)-
Racketeers in North Carolina are
feeling forceful blows from quarters
they least expected - academic halls.
For two years now the legal aid
clinic of Duke University has been
championing the cause of the people
with small means who were made
the victims of such rackets as wildcat
stock sales, usury, and others.
And what's more, these services are
performed without cost if the appli-
cant for legal advice proves to be
unable to pay customary fees to law-
For that reason the clinic has come
to be known the length and breadth
of the State as "the poor man's law
"The headlines of the newspapers
tell us of kidnapping, rum running,
and other rackets in which the
wealthy are the victims," said Prof.
John S. Bradway, director of the
clinic. "But it is not so well known
that the unscrupulous find the poor
man frequently the easy victim of
schemes netting large sums.
"North Carolina has petty rack-
eteers working alone, in pairs or
small groups, who are bleeding the
uninformed and helpless of their
hard-earned money."
Prof. Bradway gave examples of
petty racketeering in which intimi-
dation played a part or where gross
advantage was taken of the victim's
ignorance of the law.
He pointed to the case of a poor
woman who had been paying weekly
premiums on a life insurance policy
for many years. Just when she
thought it was about paid up, the
collector told her the policy was
Liquor Is sue Is
To Be Debated
In Legislature
Both Houses Expected To
Offer Sharp Differences
On New Control Bill
LANSING, Nov. 21.-( P) - Storm
warnings flew in both houses of the
Legislature as members prepared for
the opening of the special session
Wednesday noon.
Sharp differences over the liquor
control bill drafted by the legislative
council appeared. Members of the
council spent hours explaining the
measure to legislators point by point,
but argument continued. In the Sen-
ate the opposition of some members
was so vehement fear was expressed
another deadlock similar to that
which held up the 3.2 beer control
bill might be in the offing.'
To avoid the possibility of a tie-
up in the Senate liquor committee
there was talk of seeking to steer the
bill to another committee or direct to
the floor. Senator A. J. Wilkowski,
Dem., Detroit, chairman of the liquor
body, indicated he wished to propose
several changes.
The liquor control measure, pro-
posing the establishment of 75 State
stores, designated distributors, sales
by the glass in cities and villages
with the approval of local governing
bodies,. and giving broad regulatory
powers to the State liquor control
commission will be introduced in the
House by Rep. Carl F. Delano, Rep.,
Kalamazoo, and George H. Schoen-
hals, Dem., St. Johns. It will be sub-
mitted in the opening session, Wed-
nesday afternoon, and will be re-
ferred at once to committee.

Governor Comstock, in his special
message, is expected to endorse the
council bill. He said today there are
features he does not particularly like.

He stated that at no time in its
history has American labor been con-
fronted with a situation as full of
great possibilities as is created by.
legislation embodied in the National.
Recovery program.
Admitting that it is not the inten-
tion of the conference to reach any
conclusion leading to a line of action
nor to take a stand for or against any
line of procedure, Professor Hand-
man declared that the sole purpose
of the convention is to find out, by
study and discussion, just what, for
American labor, is the significance of
the governmental activities of the
last six months.
"Probably the most pertinent
phase of the entire institute will
come Saturdaynmorning," Professor
Handman concluded, "when dele-
gates will hear a discussion of the
automobile code, which affects Mich-
igan more than any other state, given
by a man who helped formulate it,
Jack Anderson of labor headquarters
in Washington."
To Pay One Dollar For
Novel Campus Pictures
Student readers of The Daily
and the Collegiate Digest, the ro-
togravure section appearing in the
Sunday issue of The Daily, will be
paid $1 for unusual snapshots of
student and faculty activities, it
was announced yesterday by
Thomas K. Connellan, '34, man-
aging editor of The Daily.
All photos should be sent to
the editor of the Collegiate Di-
gest, Madison, Wis., or to The
Daily. No limitation will be
made on the number accepted
from each student.

Final tabulations in the all-campus
straw vote conducted by the Under-
graduate Council indicate that stu-
dents in the University favor a mod-
ification in the auto ban, the insti-
tution of the honor system, the aboli-
tion of compulsory physical education
for both men and women, the con-
tinuance of the R.O.T.C, modifica-
tion of women's hours, and sale of
beer east of Division Street. The vote
was the most extensive ever taken on
On the only question not directly
concerned with the campus, war par-
ticipation, most students said they
would fight for their country only
in case it was invaded by an enemy,
an almost equal number said they
would fight for their country in any
war, and a much smaller number
said they would not fight for their
country in any war at all.
Want 25 Cent Movies
An overwhelming number of the
voters said they considered 25 cents a
"fair" price to charge for movie at-
tendance, while the median price for
class dances was set by the voters as
$2.50. Most men thought that $5 was
a fair price and most women decided
upon $2, but there was no really out-
standing preference for any of the
sums mentioned on the ballot.
As an orchestra for class dances,
Guy Lombardo was the overwhelm-
ing favorite with every class, and Hal
Kemp was second. After that there
was no concerted opinion, practically
all the outstanding orchestras in the
country, and a good many that aren't,
being named.
Keep Auto Restrictions
Although students voted that the
auto ban should not continue as it
is, 1,403 to 1,017, the great majority
thought the ban had a number of
good points and should not be en-
tirely abolished.
The vote here was 561 for complete
abolishment of the ban and 1,427 op-
posed to such action. Modification
to permit students with degrees to
drive was favored by 1,477 and was
opposed by 474. This was the only
modification which received student
approval, 917 voting against allowing
all seniors to drive while 723 favored
such a proposal, and 983 opposed
permitting driving on the basis of
scholastic achievement while 727 ap-
proved this latter idea.
The vote on war participation,
which aroused the most interest
among people not directly concerned
with college affairs, and which also
aroused the most confusion among
those voting because of the manner
in which the statements were worded,
showed that 647 students checked
the statement saying, "I will not sup-
(continued on Page 6)
Attempt To Get
'A Special Train
For Game Trip
In an effort to organize a large
number of students going to the
Michigan-Northwestern football game
Saturday to support the Varsity in
the final game of the season, an at-
tempt is being made to charter a
special train running from Ann Arbor
to Chicago.
Thomas B. Roberts, '34, head
cheerleader, who is sponsoring the
project, explained last night that the
offer of reduced rates and special ac-
commodations for students should
make it possible for many to take the
trip who would not otherwise be able
to back the team in its fight to re-
tain the Western Conference cham-
He stated that in order to make the
completion of the plan possible it was
necessary for 125 to 150 to reserve
places on the train. Reservations for

Vienna Boys Choir, Appearing
Here Today, On Initial Tour


Kipke Says 'Knee Rule' Costs
All Teams Many Touchdowns

The University of Michigan foot-
ball team has been able to work its
"old 83" play this fall without hav-
ing the quarterback drop to his knees
as was the ancient custom, but nev-
ertheless Coach Harry Kipke is out
gunning for the rule which stops a
play automatically whenever a ball
carrier's knee touches the ground.
Kipke maintains that this rule,
which became effective with the start

without any tackler touching him.
It lost us two or three certain touch-
"The outstanding incident was in
the Michigan-Chicago game. On the
last play of the first half Stan Fay
crossed the Chicago goal line, but the
ball was downed two feet out because
his knee touched the ground there.
The period ended before the teams
could line up again.

The Vienna Boys Choir, which will
present the third program of the
Fifty-fifth Annual Series of Choral
Union Concerts at 8:15 p. m. today
in Hill Auditorium, is now making its
initial tour of this country, coming
here from the Court School of Vien-
na, where it is normally quartered
in a wing of the palace.
Under the direction of the Rev.
Father Joseph Schnitt, the officiating
priest of the former Imperial Chapel,
these boys make their residence in
the quarters of the Vienna palace
that was at one time especially re-

they have passed the stiffest entrance
tests for admission to this unique
These youngsters whom the Swiss
call the "Song Birds from out Vien-
na" and whom Pope Pius XI most
recently blessed for their "voices as
flutelike and sweet as those of angels
of paradise," are known among music
lovers as "princes of song" and it is
not unseemly that they dwell in the
emperor's castle which was the pulse
of a powerful monarchy for hun-
dreds on hundreds of years.
Today this castle lies, sprawling
its wings over the heart of a great


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