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The Weather

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Former Regent William Clements Dies Suddenly

Passes Away
In Bay City
At AgeOf 73
Was Donor And Foundel
Of Clements Library Of
American History
Served As Regent
For Three Terms
Relatiyes Here Unable To
Determine Exact Cause
Of Death
Former Regent William L. Cle-
ments for more than two decades a
prominent figure in the affairs of the
University, died suddenly at approxi-
mately 11 p.m. last night at his res.-
dence in Bay City at the age of 73
The exact cause of his death was
not known by relatives in Ann Arbor
at an early hour this morning, but it
was reported that he was subject to
heart attacks and that he had under-
gone a minor operation two weeks
ago in a Detroit hospital.
Mrs. ClementsWs not present at
the time of her husband's death in-
asmuch as she was out of the city.
An attempt was being made to con-
tact her last night by relatives.
The high esteem with which he was
regarded by University officials is in-
dicated by the statement of President
Alexander G. Ruthven, who said,
when he was first informed ofathe
death of Mr. Clements shortly after
midnight last night, that "in the
death of Regent Clements the Uni-
versity has lost an old and true
The citation read at the time he
was presented with an honorary de-
gree at the last Commencement des-
cribed Mr. Clements as a graduate
"whose name and services will be re-
membered as long as the University
shall stand. During the twenty-five
years of his term as Regent he has
helped to shape the destinies of this
institution by his unstinted labor, his
broad vision, and prudent. counsel.
Untiring in his search for rare ma-
terial relating to the early history
of America, a scholar deeply versed in
his own domain, he gave to the Uni-
versity the Library which lends to it
a special distinction and renown. By
assembling these documents and en-
couraging research he has placed pos-
terity forever in his debt."
Founder Of Libraryf
Mr. Clements has given property
and materials valued at more than
$20,000,000 to the University and is
the founder and donor of the Wil-.
liam L. Clements Library of American
History located on South University
He served three terms, a period of
24 years running from 1910 to Jan-
uary 1, 1934, on the Board of Regents.
Mr. Clements was born April 1,
1861, in Ann Arbor, where he lived
until his family moved to Bay City.
He spent most of his boyhood years
in a house that was located on the
campus and leased to his father by
the University.
Entering the University in the fall
of 1778, he completed a course in
mechanical engineering in the liter-
ary department and was granted a
B.S.,degree in 1882. Last spring he (
was again honored at Commencement
exercises by his, alma mater when he
received an LL.D. honorary degree.
Prominent In Bay City
He became a manufacturer in Bay

City in 1887, and in 1898 he was presi-
dent of the Industrial Works, which
position he held until 1925, the dateI
of his retirement. After he had re-

Noted Figure Passes

Victorious In
Heavy Majority Piled Up
By Michener To Defeat
Rep. Lehr
Ann Arbor Favors
Amendment Four

Class Elections
To Be Held By
Juniors Today
Fraternity - Independent
And Washtenaw Slates
Are Announced
Junior men and women in seven
schools and colleges of the University
will go to the polls this afternoon
to elect officers and J-Hop commit-
teemen for the current year.
Elections are scheduled in the liter-
ary college, engineering college, law
school, medical school, education
school, business administration school,
and pharmacy school, according to I
Carl Hilty, '35, president of the Un-
dergraduate Council.
Campaign officials in both the lit-
erary college and engineering college
have announced their slates of candi-
dates for today's election. Advance
indications point to a race between
two parties in both colleges.
In the literary college the Fratern-;
ity-Independent party will oppose the
Washtenaw-Coalition faction, while
in the engineering college the New
Deal party will compete against the
Fraternity-Independent group. "
The Fraternity-Independent party
in the literary college has named Phil-
ip Van Zile, Delta Kappa Epsilon, to
head its slate as the presidential
candidate. The remainder of the'
slate includes Louise French, Kappa
Kappa Gamma, for vice-president,
Alison Tennant, Alpha Phi, for sc
retary, and John Perkins, Beta Theta
Pi, for treasurer.
The J-Hop candidates of this fac-
tion are James K. Eyre, independent,
for chairman, and Jean Seeley, Kappa
Alpha Theta, Robert Rogers, Psi Up-,
(Continued on Page 3);

G.O.P. Candidates Make
Clean Sweep Of County
Riding into office on a Republican
wave county officers followed a Re-
publican trend which in Washtenaw
county extended from the governor's
office to the last man on the slate.
On the state-wide elections Wash-
tenaw gave Republicans on the aver-
age leads out of proportion to the gen-
eral state vote. Fitzgerald led Lacy
by 3,641 votes, and Vandenberg had
almost 3,558 extra votes.
The vote for representative in Con-
gress from the second congressional
district was strongly favorable to
Michener in almost all precincts, al-
though Lehr secured appreciable ma-
jorities in Lodi and Manchester
Townships only.4 The County's vote
on the position was Michener, 10,713,
Lehr, 7,542.
Amendments up for approval were
with one exception rejected. Amend-
ment Four on County Home rule was
With two thirds of the votes in from
Washtenaw at 6 a.m., there remained
a doubt only as to the offices of
County Clerk and County Treasurer,
where the contest seemed to be one
of personality rather than party.
Harry G. Raschbacher was elected
I to the office of county surveyor with-
out opposition, giving the Republicans
a clean sweep in county offices. Al-
bert J. Rapp was re-elected Prose-
cuting Attorney, John S. Cummings'
was elected Register of Deeds, and
Cornelius Tuomy Drain Commis-
Dr. E. C. Ganzhorn and Dr. David
N, Robb were elected to the Coroner's
office, and Joseph Hooper and Lee
Brown won the election of Circuit
Court Commissioners.
In the second precinct of the Sev-
enth Ward, generally watched as an
indicator of faculty political beliefs,
results showed overwhelmingly Re-
publican sentiment, with majorities
ranging in general from 500 to 700
votes, and ranging as high as 1104
votes in the case of Sheriff Andres.
Amendments five and six were voted
down by smashing decisions of about
1,500 "no" votes to 150 "yes."
CHICAGO, Nov. 6.-(UP)-T. G.I
Lee, 56 years old, president of Armour
& Co. since 1931, died today after four
months' illness.

Upstate Vote
Gives G.OP.
Safe Majority
Lacy And Picard Fail To
Make Expected Gains In
Wayne County
Adverse Vote Cast
On 6 Amendments
Republican Congressional
Candidates Lead In 7
Out Of 12 Districts
DETROIT, Nov. 7 - (A) - At
6:15 a.m. today the vote was:
2,074 precincts - Fitzgerald, 379-
168, Lacy, 321,478.
Two thousand precincts for Sen-
ator: Vandenberg 340,825, Pc-
ard, 301,614.
DETROIT, Nov. 7. - (A) - Barring
a Democratic vote in Wayne County of
avalanche proportions, the Repub-
lican party appeared to be assured of
the two major offices in the state.
When nearly half-he 1,082 Wayne
County precincts had been tabulated
early today Democratic candidates for
governor and U. S. Senator had gained
only around 15,000 votes to offset an
outstate Republican majority mount-
ing steadily around the 50,000 mark.
In 500 Wayne County precincts the
vote was:
G o v e r n o r - Fitzgerald, 68,635,
Lacy, 82,374.
Senator - Vandenberg, 64,167,
Picard, 80,000.
The total vote in 1772 of the state's
3452 precincts -Fitzgerald, 328,766,
Lacy, 273,642.
Vandenberg, 300,928, Picard, 260,-
Less than one-half of the outstate
votes had been accounted for. On the
present basis the heads of the Demo-
cratic ticket would pick up around
30,000 votes in Wayne County while
the outstate majority of the Republi-
cans would be around 100,000.
The Republican State ticket below
governor, however, was falling behind
in Wayne. Theodore I. Fry, Demo-
cratic State treasurer, and John K.
Stack, Democratic Auditor General,
gained nearly 25,000 votes on their
Republican opponents, Patrick H.
O'Brien, Democratic attorney-gener-
al, approximately 14,000, and Guy M.
Wilson, Democratic candidate for
Secretary of State, 20,000.
Republicans seemed certain of
sweeping Congressional gains in
Michigan, this morning on the
strength* of incomplete returns from
12 of the 17 districts which showed
the Democrats leading in only 3.
Democratic Representatives John
C. Lehr, George Foulkes and Michael
J. Marsh appeared to have gone down
to defeat, while Claude E. Cady and
Harry W. Musselwhite were engaged
in neck-and-neck races.
DETROIT, Nov. 7 -(A)- An ad-1
verse vote on all six proposals to
amend the State constitution was
registered in heavy out-state ballot-
Proposals to reduce the gasoline
tax and limit the automobile tax
were snowed under 3-1 in early re-
turns. The proposed income tax
amendment was rejected even more
emphatically and the so-calledcoun-
ty home rule amendment of nearly
The most favored proposal in the'
early tabulations was that to make
the election of judges of record non-

With 118 widely scattered and fair-
ly representative precincts accounted
for, the vote on the amendment was:


Election Winners

NewDeal Congress
Is Assured; Sinclair
Loses In Ca ifornia
(By Associated Press)
The New Deal got a huge Democratic Congress into the
bag in yesterday's election as incomplete returns indicated the stu-
pendous sweep would engulf- more governorships and other state
offices than the Democrats expected.
A glance showed:
Pennsylvania: Democrat Guffey far ahead of Republican Reed for
Senate. Democrat Earle trailing Schnader, Republican, for governorship.
California:Republican Merriam elected governor over former So.
cialist Sinclair, Democrat.
Connecticut: New Deal Maloney victorious over Republican Senator
Walcott. Democratic governor Cross re-elected.
Indiana: New Deal critic Robinson dropped by Democratic Mintor
for Senate.
Missouri: Republican Patterson defeated for Senate by New Deal
New York: Democratic cleanup. Copeland returned to Senate and
Lehman remains as governor.
Ohio: Veteran G.O.P. Fess concedes Senate seat to- qualified New
Dealer, Donahey.
Rhode Island: Democrat Gerry overturns Republican Senator Hebert.
West Virginia: Liberal Holt appears "new Senate baby" as replaces
ment of Republican Hatfield.
Illinois: Republican Rep. Fred Britten beaten by Democrat McAn-
drews, Negro DePriest supplanted by Democratic Negro, Mitchell.
Massachusetts: Roosevelt advocate Curley becomes governor; Demo.
crat Walsh assured of senatorship.
New Mexico: Two Democrats: Hatch and Chavez -lead Repub
licans, Dillon and Cutting for Senate.
New Jersey: Moore, Democrat, heading over G.O.P. Senator Kean.
Minnesota: Farmer-Laborite Olson apparently re-elected governor.
Shipstead in van of Democrat Hoidale for Senate.
Nebraska: Democrat Burke a jump ahead of Republican Simmons
for Senate.
Maryland: Governor Ritchie, Democrat, and G.O.P. Nice in close
race for governor; Democrat Radcliffe leads Republican France in Senate
Vermont: Austin was the first Republican to come through for the
Senate, narrowly.
Wyoming: O'Mahoney, Roosevelt-Farley friend in Senate, given the
first lead.
Wisconsin: Senator Bob LaFollette won out for re-election. His
brother, former Governor Phil, running again for that office, was ahead.
Washington: Schwellenbach, who out-left the New Deal, ahead
for Senate on Democratic side.
Nevada: Senator Pittman in the van.
The House standing, in the early morning hours, stood at 172
Democrats, 35 Republicans.
Instead of losing seats up to that time the New Deal had actually
gained a net of seven.
In Philadelphia Democrats Daly, Dorsey and Stack beat Repub-
licans Connelly, Edmonds and Davis.
In the second Illinois, Moynihan, Republican, fell before McKeown,
Democrat; in New York's 38th district, old-time Republican Whitely lost
to Democrat Duffy; Dodds, Republican in the fifth Connecticut, who
antagonized some voters because of his work in the House military affairs
committee's War Department investigation, conceded his defeat to Smith,
The Republicans counted one gain in California, where Gearhart had
the Democratic as well as Republican nomination in the ninth district.
They also had one in the Maine elections in September when Brewster,
Republican, beat Utterback, Democrat, in the third district. In that same
Maine election Democrats pushed Hamlin to a win over veteran Republican
Beede in the first district.

NEW YORK, Nov. 7.-- (AP) - Caroline O'Day, for whom Mrs.
Franklin D. Roosevelt stumped the state, swept to an imposing victory
on the Democratic ticket to win her contest for Congress at large. She
rolled up an approximate 700,000 majority over her feminine opponent
on the Republican ticket, Natalie Couch, and polled 1,726,438 votes on an
uncompleted tabulation to lead all the four major candidates for the two
posts for Congress at large.
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 7. - (AP) --Wisconsin's infant Progressive
party was running like a veteran on the face of early returns in today's
election, the LaFollette brothers, who head the ticket, holding leads for
both U. S. senator and governor.
Sen. Robert M. LaFollette, asking re-election, enjoyed a 3-2 margin
over John B. Chapple, Republican; John M. Callahan, Democrat, trailed.
The Senator's younger brother, Philip, was slightly ahead of the
Democratic Governor A. G. Schmedeman. Howard T. Green, Republican,
was far back in third place.
NEW YORK, Nov. 7. -- (AP) - Melvin C. Eaton. Renphlican state

Sinclair Defeated
In California Vote
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7.-() -
Upton Sinclair, socialist turned Demo-
crat, lost his "post and poverty" bid
for the California governorship today
to acting Governor Frank F. Merriam.
Merriam hailed the result as show-
ing California's voters "have rejected
radicalism and socialism."
Sinclair in a speech addressed to his
opponents said "We congratulate you
on your brief victory, and we are pre-,
paring for the next campaign."
Sinclair previously had announced
his intention to start a recall cam-
paign against Merriam in the event
of the Republican's election. Latest
available returns at 11:30 p.m. (2:30
p.m. E.S.T.) when Sinclair conceded
Merriam victory gave Merriam 594,-
955 votes, Sinclair, 481,554.
These returns represented 6,893
complete and incomplete precincts ofi
the state's 10,721.
In conceding the election Sinclair
charged President Roosevelt had
promised to broadcast to the nation
"on the principle of production for
you-" a major plank of the widely
denounced "Epic" plan.
Owosso Club
Holds annual
Fall Smoker
(Special to The Daily)
OWOSSO, Nov. 4. -One hundred
Michigan alumni gathered here to-
night in the annual fall smoker cele-,
bration of the University of Michigan
Club of Owosso, to welcome President
Emory J. Hyde of the National Alumni
Association, and a delegation from
Ann Arbor. The meeting was pre-
ceded by a dinner at which the local
club was host to the visitors.
One of the most entertaining fea-
. rac, f .. a nna'rnm , 0 nnnm-.

Blakeman Terms Continuity An
Essential Of Education, Religion

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second
of a series of articles explaining the re-
ligiouls opportunities available for stu-
dents at the University. The series is
being run in conjunction with a con-
certed effort of religious organizations
on the campus to advise the student
body of their activities. Other articles
in the series will appear each day this
Continuity of expression is one of
the factors on which education de-
pends. In religion that student will be
most certain to attain an education
who continues worship from child-
hood to maturity. That is, the man
who submits every experience to
judgment while the ideal is held in
nontemnltion strengthens his nir-

be utilized while at college and
through them our new experiences
should be brought into orderly rela-
tion and meaning. Growth may mod-
ify and radically change those pat-
terns but thoughtless repudiation does
violence to the unity within and
weakens the personality. To disregard
the worship in which I have been de-
velopedfrom childhood in the inter-
est of a bathrobe and Sunday supple-
ment is to engage in a popular type of
educational neglect. Every change in
structure is apt to do violence to the
living essence.
Campus groups in religion have a
specific function at the University of
Michigan. The invitation to worship
is central. I hone every student.

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