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The 'Weather
Increasing c lou dneris witlh
rising temperature, rain in
north portion this afternoon.




As For~Mlchigan Democracy
Schools For Scandal ...



Piccards To
Lecture Here
C o u p1 e Who Explored
Stratosphere Will Tell
Story Of Their Flight

Seniors In Education
School To Vote Today
Senior men and women in the
School of Education will hold a
special election from 2 to 3 p.m.
today in Room 1431 of the Univer-
sity Elementary School to choose
their officers for the current year.
The election will be supervised
by student officials of the Union
and officers of the Undergraduate
Council. Students will be required
to identify themselves before vot-
ing and all candidates for office
must present an eligibility slip
from the office of the dean of stu-
Carl Hilty, '35, president of the
Council, announced last night that
the senior and junior classes of
any other schools and colleges of
the University who have not al-
ready elected officers should peti-
tion the Undergraduate Council.
T.7 - 1-7 - _9 - - --

Permanence Rickenbacker
Objective Of Shatters Old
White House Speed Mark,

Aimn To Take Advantage Of
Huge Approval Given To
New Deal In Election
Four-Fifths Of U.S.
Posts Held By Dems

Pilot Spans Country In 12
Hours, 4 Minutes To
Break His Own Record
His Plane Carries
Five Other Persons



Appearance Here
Descriptions Of Journey
Will Be Supplemented
By Movies And Slides
Prof. Jean Piccard and his wife
will speak at 8 p.m. Nov. 26 in Hill
Auditorium under the auspices of the
Student Christian Association, Russell
F. Anderson, president of the S.C.A.,
announced late yesterday. The sub-
ject of the lecture will be "The Story
of My Flight." The speech will be
supplemented by motion pictures and
Negotiations were completed yes-
terday, when Prof. Piccard and his
wife were in Ann Arbor, by Lawrence
E. Quinn, '36, secretary of the S.C.A.,
and, R. Skrede Clark, '37, cabinet
Prof. and Mrs. Piccard have become
very well known in the last few
months through their flight into the
stratosphere, which was orie of the
most successful in recent years.
Land In Treetops
The two scientists will show mo-
tion pictures and give their reactions
to the dangerous adventure. The
flight, which gained the attention of
scientists the world over, started
Oct. 23 from the Ford Airport at
Dearborn, Mich. After eight hours in
the air the pair landed in a treetop
near Cadiz, O. The bag of their bal-
loon was badly torn, but the gondola
and the valuable instruments were
not damaged, and the Piccards them-
selves were unhurt. They covered
about 180 miles in a direct line from
Proceeds To S.C.A.
All the proceeds of the lecture, other
than expenses involved in obtaining
the two scientists, will go to the stu-
dent budget of the Student Christian
Association. "The purpose of putting
on the lecture," explained Quinn, "is
to raise money in order to back the
campus and social work of the organi-
zation as well as to present a worth-
while lecture to the student body at a
nominal cost.
Tickets will be available at Lane
Hall within a few days and will be
sold for 25 and 35 cents each.
Nobel Award
Is Received
By Pirandello
Prize Based On Author's
General Contributions
To Literature
STOCKHOLM, Nov. 8 -(a)- The
Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded
today to the Italian author, Luigi
Pirandello was delighted today in
Rome to learn that he is the winner.
"Of course I'm going to keep the
prize," he said. "There are poor au-
thors, too." It amounts to $41,318.
The award was based on the au-
thor's general contribution to litera-
ture, there being no mention of any
particular work.
Luigi Pirandello, sixty-seven-year-
old dramatist and novelist, in Sicily,
in 1920 spoke of life as "a very sad
piece of buffoonery."
"My part is full of bitter compas-
sion for all those who deceive them-'
selves," he said, "but this compas-
sion cannot fail to be followed by
ferocious derision of the destiny which
condemns man to deception."
Pirandello's despairing outlook was
reflected in many of his best plays.
In the United States he is known for
his "Six Characters in Search of an
Author," which played in New York
in 1922; "Florian's Wife," which

played the following year, and "En-
rico IV," and "Right You Are - If
You Think You Are." Another play,
"As You Desire Me," was done on
Broadway and as a movie with Greta
One of his most celebrated novels
appeared in 1904, "The Late Mattia'
Pascal," the story of a man who'
shammed death and tried in vain to#
begin life anew in a different atmos-


Control Both Houses And
Most Of State Offices
By HugeMajorities
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8.-(W)-The

Ft andr Prieces emphatic strokes with which the elec-
torate nailed the New Deal flag to
Together H is j the American mainmast on Tuesday
ecotoday in White House talks
T ruce Cabsnetdesigned to mold into permanence
some of the policies it represents.
A Democratic victory so tumultous
Crowds In M a n y Cities as to give them, roughly, four-fifths
of the major electoral offices in the
Cheer 'Papa' Doumergue country, late today left the standing:
HOUSE -Democrats, 321; Repub-
And Boo Parliament licans, 103; Farmer-Labor, 3; Pro-
gressives, 7; undecided, 1.
PARIS, Nov. 8 -(P)- While crowds ISENATE --Democrats, 69; Repub-
in Paris, Nancy, and elsewhere licans, 24; Farmer-Labor, 1; Progres-
cheered "Papa" Gaston Doumergue sive, 1; undecided, 1.
,, GOVERNORS-Democrats, 38; Re-.
and cried "Down with Parliament" GVROSDmcas 8 e
tndwerigereDtienetladiano' publicans, 8; Farmer-Labor, 1; Pro-
towering Pierre Etienne Flandin, Dou- gressive, 1.
mergue's successor as premier, late Big Edge Over G.O.P.
tonight finished the work of tacking Out of a popular vote of 28,400,-
,,000, the Democrats had 15,300,000.
together another "truce government. Eliminating the votes that went for
The six-foot-six Flandin, stirred by the minor parties, the Democrats had
the gravest crisis France has known better than a 3,000,000 vote edge over
since the bloody riot nine months ago the Republicans.
that brought Doumergue to power, Backed by this demonstration of
needed only 10 hours to put together popularity, President Roosevelt to-
the pieces of the cabinet wrecked by day turned to social legislation -his
Edouard Herriot's radical socialists. avowed attempt to make America a
The tentative list, subject to change better place for the average American,
before he submits it to President Al- to see that no person shall starve. He
bert Lebrun, kept most of Doumer- talked with Senator LaFollette of Wis-
gue's ministry, which resigned at consi over a luncheon table.
noon. Final compilations of the virtually
complete returns today showed that
Among the holdovers was Herriot, the Republicans had managed to re-
who became minister of state without tamn complete control of all major
portfolio after Flandin agreed to drop elective offices in only two states -
the " point of Doumergue's program Delaware and Vermont.
that brought his dowifall. Wide Gains By Democrats
The new premier, however, lost Deep and wide gains had been made
Henry Petain, Doumergue's minister by th e ain an pae
of war, who gave the new ministry his by the Democrats in many places.
blessing, and Andre Tardieu, vice- They drove Republicans from a sena-
premier and minister without port- torial and gubernatorial chair in the
preier nd mriner witoutrt- cherished Republican citadel of Penn-
folio in the preceding government, sylvania. In Indiana, Ohio, West
whose unfriendliness toward Flandin Virginia, Connecticut, Rhode Island,
caused him to refuse to join the gov- New Jersey, Maryland, Missouri, the
ernent. Democrats counted the Senate gains
Despite the tenseness felt every- that will give them better than two
where in Paris, Doumergue's fall names to lay down beside every one
brought no seriousdisorders. the Republicans can muster for roll-
Some 50 persons were arrested calls.o
when thousands massed in front of The fate of Senator Cutting, Re-
the opera, stoned police lines, shout- publican Independent, in New Mexico,
ing "down with the deputies," by in his sharply disputed battle with
mobile guards restored order. Dennis Chavez, the Democrat, could
have no effect on this line-up. Nor,
Opera To Hold if Cutting won, could the Republicans
count his vote with certainty.
Republicans held eight governor-
Poster Contest ships, one fewer than before the
election, but they counted as out-
W ith 7 Prizes standing among their achievements
the ousting by Harry Nice of the four-
term Gov. Albert C. Ritchie from the
, eF Wexecutive chair in Maryland. The
Competition For Window Progressives had gained a governor-
Display Card Open Until ship in Wisconsin and the Farmer-
Labor party held the same one they
Nov. 16 had in Minnesota.
With the final selection of "Give Us PERFORMANCE CANCELED
Rhythm" as the title for the 26th E
annual Union opera, announcement The performance of "Editors Are
was made yesterday of an all campus Also People" which was originally
poster contest to be held, starting to- scheduled for Saturday night has been
day 'and continuing until Nov. 16, in cancelled, according to an announce-
connection with advertising for the ment made last night.
production. Refunds on tickets already pur-
Prizes for the contest, which is open chased will be made at the box office
to all students, consist of a $5 first of the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
prize, four tickets to the opera as
second prize, and two tickets to the . +
opera as the third award. In addi- Value Of Reliiol
tion two honorable mentions will beB
given. Explained By
The posters will be used for windowE
display purposes, and the winning
design will be reduced in size for use EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth
on the opera program cover. Actual of a series of articles explaining the re-
size ofthe posters should be 19 inches iigious opportunitiessavailable for stu-
dents at the University. The series is
by 27 inches on a 20 by 30 inch being run in conjunction with a con-
mount. They should be of two colors certed effort of religiousorganizations
onacolored stock. on the campus to advise the student
on a dbody of their activities. Other articles
Printing should include the phrase in the series will appear each day this
"26th Annual Michigan Union Opera" week.
and the title. The phrase, "a modern, By H. L. PICKERILL
fast moving musical revue," may be (Campus Minister, Disciples of Christ
also added. Posters should also show Church)
the date, Dec. 11 through Dec. 15, Religion for most of us before we
1934, and the place of performance, entered the University consisted of
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Stu- certain beliefs, ideals, emotions and
dents may submit from one to three institutional practices which were a

Crowd Of 1,00 Gathers At
Newark Airport To Greet
Big Ship
NEWARK, Nov. 8.- (P) -Capt. Ed-
die Rickenbacker's big twin-motored
transport plane landed at Newark air-
port at 8:45 p.m. E.S.T. today, setting
a new transcontinental record of 12
hours, 4 minutes for transport planes.
The old record held by himself was
13 hours,-2 minutes.
The plane left Burbank, Calif., at
5:42 a.m. P.S.T., touched at Kansas
City at 2:36 p.m., C.S.T., and took off
after a 12-minute refueling stop. At
the controls when the ship landed
here was Si Morehouse, veteran pilot.
Besides Rickenbacker it carried five
other persons, including Charges
France, a reserve pilot, and E. H.
Parker, chief pilot of the Eastern Air
Transport Co., owner of the plane.
Lieut. Richard Aldworth, superin-
tendent of Newark airport, timed the
landing at the request of the National
Aeronautic Association. About 1,000
persons were at the airport when the
big ship was set down. Among them
were, the wives of Rickenbacker,
France and Morehouse.
KANSAS CITY, Nov. 8--(/P)-
Streaking out of the West after main-
taining an average speed of 203 miles
an hour from Burbank, Calif., the
huge dual motor plane in which Capt.
Eddie Rickenbacker is seeking a new
transcontinental record made a 12-
minute refueling stop here today, then
roared away for New York.
"Cross winds held us back some,"
Rickenbacker said, "but we have a
good chance to break my old record."
He holds the present transconti-
nental record of 13 hours and 2 min-
utes for transport planes.
1,489 Miles In 7 Hours
The plane dropped down on the
airport here six hours and 54 min-
utes after taking off from Burbank,
1,489 miles away.
The airport ground crew, working
swiftly and with precision, poured
600 gallons of gasoline and several
gallons of oil into the plane. Adjust-
ments were made to the radio appar-
atus. Then, at 2:48 p.m. (Central
Standard Time) the plane started on
its 1,134-mile jump to New York.
Flies At High Altitudes
Rickenbacker said the trip from
Burbank was made at high altitudes
almost all the way, the machine
climbing at times to around 18,000
feet. Because of the great height,
radio messages from the plane were
received for several hours during the
morning too faintly to be interpreted,
it was said at the airport.
The stop here was unscheduled, the
original plan having called for a.
single refueling half at Chicago. Rick-
enbacker said the possibility of run-
ning out of fuel brought the decision;
to land at Kansas City. Airline offi-
cials here were notified of the im-
pending landing only a few minutes
before the plane piloted by Silas W.
Morehouse, winged to a stop.
DETROIT, Nov. 8. - The Univer-
sity of Michigan Varsity Debating
team defeated the University of De-
troit in a debate today in the Ham-
tramck High School auditorium.
n To Student
Campus Minister
makes heavy demands upon physical
energy. A scientific approach to
manyfields of thought brings a criti-
cal attitude. This attitude often
discr'edits many things previously
held as vital. Religion often falls
prey to this critical spirit, or over-
crowded schedule, or a lack of like-
minded friends or a combination of

two or more of these.
The result is that many not re-
ligiously inclined are consoled by the
situation. Those who have been re-
ligiously active take one of several
possible directions. 'Some "park"
their religion for four years. Uponj
returning home they take it up ap-
proximately where they left it. Others


Keg- Of=Beer Prize
To Be Determined
In Game Saturday
The keg-of-beer football craze,
initiated by the Alpha Delts and now
a regular week-end event among a
number of fraternities, has reduced a
climax in the game scheduled between
the Phi Delts and the S.A.E. fratern-
ity to be played at 10:30 a.m. Satur-
day in the S.A.E. "bowl."
With the proverbial barrel of beer
Sas stake, the two fraternity teams
will meet to decide their long-stand-
ing rivalry, but not content with the
mere playing of the game, they have
arranged that it should be widely
publicized throughout the neighbor-
A public address system has been
erected in the sunken yard used for
the playing field, an passersby and
spectators will be regaled with a
play-by-play account of the struggle.
The scheme has been financed by
local advertisers. Prominent among
the spectators will be groups of neigh-
boring sorority houses, according to
the promoters of the plan.
Vandenberg Is
Emerging A s
Party Leader
But Michigan Survivor Of
Dem Typhoon Prepares
For Vacation Anyway
DETROIT, Nov. 8 -()- Outward-
ly oblivious to the beliefs expressed
in many quarters that he had
emerged from Tuesday's Democratic
sweep as the natural leader in the
reorganization of the Republican
party, Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg
prepared today to leave politics be-
hind him and take a vacation.
While refusing to be quoted, Sena-
tor Vandenberg made it plain that
he had no intention of asserting any
claims to party leadership he may
have earned as one of the few Re-
publican senators to survive the elec-
Elsewhere, however, there were in-
dications that he might be "drafted"
and, specifically, that he was regarded
as a most likely recipient of the Re-
publican presidential nomination in
Pausing in Chicago, Sen. William
E. Borah (Rep., Idaho) said that
Vendenberg and Sen. Charles L. Mc-
Nary (Rep., Ore.) were two liberal
Republicans who might logically as-
sume the leadership in a reorganiza-
tion, which, he asserted, alone could
save the party from extinction.
Will Hold Final
Services Today
F or Clements
Final rites for William L. Clements,
former member of the Board of Re-
gents and donor and founder of the
William Clements Library of Amer-
ican History, will be held at 11 a.m.
today in Bay City, his home city, ac-
cording to word received by relatives
in Ann Arbor.
Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. in For-
est Hills Cemetery here. Six members
of Chi Psi fraternity, with which Mr.
Clements was affiliated, will serve as
pallbearers. They are George Duffy,

'35, John Fischer, '34, William Davis,
'35, Robert Hill, '35, Don Nichols, '35,
and Bill Oliver, '37.
Administrative officers of the Uni-
versity and a group of faculty mem-
bers will go to Bay City for the funer-
al services.
Mr. Clements died suddenly Tues-
day night in Bay City at the age of
73 years.

Convention Secretary

Partisan Critics Of
New Deal Scored
By Press Speaker

Prof. John L. Brumm, secretary of
Press Convention, whose play, "Edi-
tors Are Also People," will be given
for delegates tonight at the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
Model Houses
Considered As
Ann Arbor Council To
Investigate Cost Of The
Welfare Homes
Ann Arbor may have a "model city"
of FERA-financed homes - but not
until the city council has thoroughly
investigated the cost to the city. This
was the conclusion reached at coun-
cil meeting last night when members
met to discuss a proposed program of
work, and then postponed considera-
tion until next Tuesday night.
Alderman Frank Staffan headed
a committee of aldermen which re-
ported last night to council, but no
recommendation was made since fur-
ther time was desired to find out
how much money the city may have
to spend.
The project, as tentatively dis-
cussed, would consist of 50 houses to,
be built on a 20-acre tract on the
west side of the city. No suitable site
has been found within city limits.
If adopted, the plans call for com-
pletion of the work within 90 days.
During that time 400 men would be
given an average of 40 hours work a
Welfare families would occupy the
50 houses during the period of emer-
gency, after which time the city would
be at liberty to do as it pleases with
the residences.
According to discussion last night,
the city would have to furnish the
land, pay for drain materials, provide
for grading and levelling, and pay for
some of the house materials. FERA
funds would be used to pay for labor
and the rest of the housing costs.
Late Vote For
Candidates In
State Is Given
Atwood Leads Gen. Wilson
In Race For Secretary
Of State
DETROIT, Nov. 8.- P) -The lat-
est tabulations ofreturns from Tues-

Pew Tells Convention That
Criticism Of President
Is 'Gross Ingratitude'
Says Administration
'Oxygen' Succeeds
Raps Newspapers Opposed
To Securities Act But
Whitewashes Majority
Partisan critics of the New Deal,
who for political reasons claim that
private industry should have been al-
lowed to make its way out of the
depression without government "in-
terference," were roundly scored by
Marlen Pew, editor of "Editor and
Publisher," last night at the Univer-
sity Press Club banquet held in the
"It seems to me gros ingratitude,
and political discussion reduced to its
lowest and meanest level, to say that
the President might better have kept
his hands off of business, and to have
stood idly by while the fires raged,"
Mr. Pew said.
He later added tat in many
branches of industry the Administra-
tion "has applied the oxygen tank
with sound success" in the revival of
tottering enterprises.
Scores Obstructionists
Although exonerating most news-
papers and newspapermen of selfish
partisanship with respect to recent
social legislation, Mr. Pew attacked
those elements whose obstructionist
tactics were motivated by selfish rea-
"It is true that the proposed legis-
lation to regulate foods and drugs,
sponsored by Professor Tugwell, was a
blow at certain newspaper advertising
groups, but in my newspaper experi-
ence I have never seen an issue more
falsely and Indecently whipped up
by those who had a financial stake
and were not of a mind to see in the
measure a wholesome public benefit,"
Mr. Pew said. "The villains that Tug-
well was gunning for - the medical
quack and the adulterated food faker
--have been the foulest exploiters of
public ignorance and gullibility in this
country for as long as I can remem-
ber - and to attempt to deny their
existence is to admit ignorance or in-
Defends Securities Act
The speaker also attacked those
newspapers who had opposed the pas-
sage of the Securities Act because of
the loss of certain advertising income
in this field. "The fabled Augean
stables had nothing on Wall Street
and if advertising had to be con-
trolled, as I think it did, and if this
means lineage loss, public service
newspapers could beat it," he sai.
On the whole, however, Mr. Pew
said, the newspaper has dealt fairly
with the public in reporting and dis-
tributing news. Mr. Pew did riot deny
the element of subversive journalism,
but insisted that on the whole Amer-
ican newspapers contribute "lavishly
and faithfully to public knowledge
and welfare."
Materialism Caused Crash
The reason for the breakdown in
1929, Mr. Pew declared, cannot be
traced to a lack of distribution of
the news on which public opinion may
be based, but to the spiritual recovery
of the public in the years immediately
preceding 1930. "Insensate greed,
heedless and headless grabbing, a
drunken materialistic frenzy ran its
course and produced a national pros-
tration," he stated.
The consequences of uncontrolled
materialism were predicted by the
press 20 years ago, Mr. Pew said, and
the public was warned that "unre-
strained plutocracy would in the end
force democracy to extreme measures
of self-defense. But the people, as a
whole, he declared, did not avail
themselves of these warnhgs, rush-
ing on to the disaster of 1929.

At yesterday's afternoon conference
a combination of the views of two
economists, a lawyer, and a statisti-
cian were presented to the conven-
tion. Prof. Max Handman and Prof.
Margaret Elliott, both of the eco-
nomics department, Prof. E. Blythe
Stason of the Law School, and Jacob
Crane, Federal consultant to the
Michigan State Planning Commission
were the speakers.
Handman Speaks
Professor Handman confined his
speech to the questions facing the
economist, especially the economist


day's election gave the following fig-
Candidates Set By Senator: 3,305 precincts, Vanden-
. berg (R) 596,457; Picard (D) 551,526.
Sophomore Parties ; Governor, 3,320 precincts: Fitzger-
ald (R) 632,246; Lacy (D) 555,845.
The slate of the Washtenaw-Coali- Lieutenant Governor: 3,091 pre-
tion party in the sophomore class of cincts: Reed (R) 527,002; Stebbins
the literary college to be run in next yD) 506,520.
Wednesday's elections was announced Secretary of State: 3,411 precincts:
last night. The slate follows: for Atwood (R) 570,831; Wilson (D) 566,-
president, Merrell Jordon, Phi Kappa State Treasurer: 3,354 precincts: Is-
Sigma; for vice-president, Mary An- bister (R) 554,793; Fry (D) 596,225.
drew, Independent, Mosher-Jordan; Auditor-General: 3,336 precincts:
for secretary, Betty King, Delta Delta Brackett (R) 547,538; Stack (D) 570,-
Delta; and for treasurer, Edward 898.
Schmidt, Independent. Attorney-general: 3,079 precincts:
The State Street party of the Toy (R) 541,990; O'Brien (D) 495,-
sophomore class in the College of 740. '

Bremen Sets New Record

part of our social environment. The
strong emotional content of our early
religion prevented us from looking


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