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Editorials
Commencement Speaker
Education For Citizenship

Somewhat warmer; cloudy
tonight; showers probable for
today.

VOL. XLV. No. 154 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, MAY 2, 1935

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Auto Strikers
Await Action
ByMeGrady
To Confer With Dillon,
A.F. Of L. Organizer, On
Demands Of Workers
Labor Leaders To
Hol. Meeting'T oay
Four Additional Chevrolet
Plants Are Shut Down,
20;000 Men Idle
DETROIT, May 1. - (P)- With
nearly 20,000 automobile workers idle
through strikes and shutdowns in the
General Motors Chevrolet plants of
Ohio, Wisconsin and Georgia, Ed-
ward F. McGrady, first assistant sec-
retary of labor, marked time here to-
night waiting to confer with labor
leaders Thursday on their proposals
for peace in the motor car industry.
"The situation is serious," said Mc-
Grady, who was sent here by Secre-
tary Perkins to direct the govern-
ment's effort to settle troubles in the
Toledo plant of the Chevrolet Motor
Co., where the strike has been in
progress for more than a week.
"I can't do anything until I have a
chance to talk to Francis J. Dillon
and learn what labor organizations
want. I expect to see Dillon Thurs-
day morning."
Dillon is an American Federation of
Labor organizer. He is reported to
have been in Washington several days
conferring with William Green, pres-
ident of the federation.
McGrady said that his opinion that
the situation in the auto field "was
serious" was based on reports of
General Motors subsidiary plants
closing down for lack of Chevrolet
transmission units, which were man-
ufactured in the Toledo plant.
Four more plants announced clos-
ing tonight. The Fisher Body Co.,
and Chevrolet plants in Atlanta were
shut down, affecting about 2,000 men.
The Fisher and Chevrolet plants in
Janesville Wis. were also closed by
the management for lack of trans-
missions. The Janesville closing af-
fected 2,600 workers.
Great Britain
Will Increase
Arms Budget
Extra $25,000,000 To Be
Spent To Keep Up With
German Air Program
LONDON, May 1. -(P) -Great
Britain, an authoritative source re-
vealed tonight, will spend an extra
$25,000,000 this year to keep abreast
of Germany in Europe's headlong air
armaments race.
That amount will be expended in
addition to the $105,000,000 already
provided in air estimates for the cur-
rent fiscal year, the informed course
disclosed.
The proposal, regarded in informed
quarters as an answer to Adolf Hit-
ler's boast that the Reich now is as
strong in the air as Great Britain, is
expected to be the highlight of Prime
Minister Ramsay MacDonald's "im-
portant announcement" opening the
House of Commons debate on foreign
affairs tomorrow.
Earlier today, the Prime Minister,

speaking in the Commons, said the
British government stood behind an
article he wrote last week assailing
Germany's swift rearmament as per-
ilous to the continent's peace.
His statementrserved further to
increase the interest, already tremen-
dous, in tomorrow's session of the
Commons at which members will be
given the first opportunity to air their
views since Hitler ripped another page
out of the Versailles treaty by resum-
ing submarine construction.
GETS OXFORD POSITION
SWARTHMORE, Pa., May 1-4)-
Election of Dr. Herbert Spencer Jen-
nings, zoology" professor at Johns
Hopkins University, as Eastman pro-
fessor at the University of Oxford,
England, for the academic year 1935-
36, was announced today.
Dr. Jennings, a specialist in the
physiology of mirco organisms, ani-
mal behavior and eugenics, was
trained at the University of Michigan,
Harvard and Jena.

Inadequate L i g hIt
Systems Found frin
7 Reading Rooms
Seven out of eight regularly used
University reading rooms were found
to be inadequately lighted in tests re-
cently conducted by means of a
"sight-light meter," an instrument
invented for the purpose of deter-
mining the efficiency of lighting sys-
tems.
Two of the most used reading
rooms, Angell Hall study hall and
Angell Hall mathematics and eco-
nomics reading room, were rated as
"very dangerous" by the instrument.
Both the periodical room and the
study hall of the main library, and
the reading room of the Union were
also in this class.
Lights in the Law Library and in
the large room of the main library
were found "insufficient" except in
a few spots directly under the main
sources of light, where they were
"satisfactory for large print."
Four rooms, Natural Science Audi-
torium, Lecture Room 110 of the
Main Library, and Rooms 231 and
3217 Angell Hall were selected at
random as representatives of the class
that are used often, but not reg-
ularly at night. All proved to be
"very dangerous" for reading of any
kind.
The only reading room with correct
and adequate lighting for all normal
print and reading positions was grad-
uate reading room 2 of the Main Li-
brary. Other graduate reading rooms
have the same lighting facilities.
Hitler Declares
Germany Wants
Peace Abroad
Appeal For National Unity
Is Heard By Gathering
Of Million Nazi
BERLIN, May 1--()- Adolf Hit-
ler told the world again today that
Germany wants only peace.
A million Nazis who braved high
winds and thunderstorms to gather
at the great Tempehof Airdrome to
attend the capital's May Day cele-
bration, heard Der Fuehrer, bare-
headed and speaking hoarsely, in-
terrupted his eulogy of the Nazi
movement to say:
"Our strength lies not in tanks,
cannons and marching battalions,
but in the unity of our people and its
idealistic state. * * *
"What we want is not war, not un-
rest. Just as we restored peace with-
in Germany, we want peace abroad,
because only then can our domestic
works be a success. * * *"
The Fuehrer's 1,500 word extempo-
raneous address, shouted over the
winds' roar, drew from the chilled,
wet throng below his rostrum less ap-
plause than usually greets his ad-
dresses.,
With his theme the assertion Ger-
mans "are one people as ordained by
God" and his conclusion the declara-
tion that "my will must be your con-
fession," the Fuehrer gave the major
part of tis address over to an appeal
for national unity, touching not at
all upon armaments and international
relations.
COUZENS ASKS RELIEF PROBE
WASHINGTON, May 1- (P) - A
sensational investigation of the dis-
tribution of funds by the Federal Re-
lief Administration was ordered to-
day when the Senate adopted a reso-
lution by Senator Couzens, of Mich-
igan, calling on its Appropriations
Committee to inquire about the dis-
tribution of the funds allotted to the
relief administration.

Roosevelt Is
Facing Major
NRADefeat
New Senate Opposition To.
Extension Of Act In
1936 Is Seen
Chances Of Wagner
Bill AreImpaired
Sentiment Holds Promise
For Shortened Session
Of Congress
WASHINGTON, May 1. - () - A
sudden crystalization of Senate senti-
ment for clipping the wings of NRA
and extending its lease of life only
until next April, today pointed to the
possibility of a major legislative de-
feat for President Roosevelt.
At the same time, this sentiment
held promise of a much quicker ad-
journment of Congress and consti-
tuted a serious blow to the chances
of the Wagner Labor Disputes Bill.
Over the objections of the Chief
Executive, the Senate finance com-
mittee voted today to report a resolu-
tion for the brief. extension of the
recovery law with modifications.
Party chieftains immediately lined
up their forces to put the resolution
through quickly and without change.
May Shorten Session
If successful, such a move would
not only shorten the session of Con-
gress by weeks, but would prevent
adoption of the disputed Wagner Bill
as an amendment. Friends of the
labor disputes measure had counted
heavily on the prospect of forcing its
consideration as an amendment to the
NRA bill.
Under the program approved by
the finance committee, the present
recovery law would be extended by a
simple resolution merely continuing
the present law until April 1, 1936
with price fixing and regulation of
intrastate business eliminated.
Government Prepares Case
Meanwhile, government attorneys
- Stanley Reed of the justice depart-
Tnent and Donald Richberg of NRA
-prepared for the opening of crucial
arguments before the Supreme Court
tomorrow on the constitutionality of
NRA. They filed a bulky brief with
the court just before it closed this
afternoon.
Cognizant of these moves, Senate
proponents of the extension-until-
April plan argued that Congress
would have the first three months of
next session to revise the recovery
law more permanently on the basis
of court decisions on its constitution-
ality. Meanwhile, the Administration
would be free to reorganize and revise
the code structure to meet the crit-
icisms which have been raised.
Despite President Roosevelt's rec-
ommendation for a two-year exten-
sion of the law, the finance commit-
tee voted 16 to 3. for the substitute
plan advanced by NRA foes.
Senior Society Taps
Nine Junior Women
In recognition of scholastic
achievement and participation in
campus activities, Senior Society
last night tapped for membership
the following junior women: Clare
Gorman, Betty Green, Betty
Greve, Eleanor Johnson, Maureen
Kavanaugh, Eileen McManus,
Brenda Parkinson, Audrey Tals-
ma, and Virginia York.

Three-Day
Session Of
MIPA Opens
High School Journalists
Will Be Welcomed By
Ruthven Tonight
Wuyskens To Speak
At Meeting Friday
Delegates Will Be Housed
By Campus Sororities
And Fraternities
With the opening today of the
leventh annual meeting of the Mich-
gan Interscholastic Press Associa-
ion, more than 250 editors and staff
nembers of scholastic publications
throughout the state are expected to
ttend the three-day session of the1
ssociation here, sponsored each year
>y the journalism department.
Registration of delegates will take
>lace during the afternoon, and ar-
angements will be made for the
iousing of the members in fraternity3
nd sorority houses. The first meet-
ng of the group will be at an informal1
:athering tonight in the Michigan
Inion, where members will be wel-
,omed by President Alexander G.
?uthven and Prof. John L. Brumm,3
lead of the journalism department,
t was announced by Donal Hamilton
Iaines, also of that department, who
s in charge of the association's meet-
ng. Informal dancing may follow.
General Session Friday
Friday the delegates will meet in
heir first general session to hear an
ddress by Prof. John H. Muyskens,
rofessor of phonetics, on "The Moth-
r Tongue." The meeting will be fol-7
owed by a group of two hour round-
able discussions treating subjects in
he field of the various publications,
ed by advisers of the college and high
chool newspapers, magazines, and
nnuals.
The general session Friday after-
ioon will be addressed by Lee A
White on a subject yet to be an-1
ounced, and andth'ef group of dis-
ussions will follow the meeting of
he association as a whole.
The annual banquet of the asso-
iation will be held tomorrow night,
o be addressed by Dr. William P.
emon of the First Presbyterian'
Church, who will speak on "The Ad-
venture of Tomorrow."
Dr. Henderson To Speak
Meetings of the group will end Sat-
irday morning with a third series of
liscussion groups, to be held follow-
ng an address by Dr. William D.
Henderson, director of the University
Extension Division, on "The Power
of Personality." '
The journalism department will be
aided in the sponsoring of the meet-
ings by Sigma Delta Chi, national
professional journalism fraternity,
and by honorary journalistic societies.
Complete details of the program,
including the schedule and leaders of
discussion groups, will be announced
after registration is completed, when
the department will know who is at-
tending the meetings, Mr. Haines
said.
Hillel Speech
Contest Is Won
By Zwerdling
Abe Zwerdling, '35, won the Hillel

Foundation oratorical contest last
right.
As a result of his victory, he
will represent the Foundation in a.
nation-wide speechcontest at the
Covenant Club, in Chicago, May 15.
Zwerdling's topic was "Communism
and the Jew."
Runnerup in the local contest was
Ronald Freedman, '38, who spoke on
"The Jew in Progress."
At the conclusion of the speeches
last night, Rabbi Bernard Heller,
director of the Hillel Foundation,
announced that beginning next year
he would sponsor an annual oratorical
contest at the Foundation, "open to
all students on the campus interested
in forensic activities."
Prizes of $25 and $10 will be of-
fered by Rabbi Heller. The subject
of the speeches must be based on
Jewish history, literature, or philos-
ophy, he said.
130 Little Nipponese Wed
To Strange Frontiersmen
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George

Williams Elected

Interfraternity Council
President For Next Year

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S100 Workers
Meet On Steps
Of Court House
Europe Observes Peaceful
May Day; Police Watch
Capitals
Against the strict orders of Mayor
Robert A. Campbell, 100 workers, re-
inforced by about 30 University stu-
dents, last night held a May day
meeting on the East steps of the
Court House.'
Maurice J. Wilsie, '31, opened the
meeting with a speech against war.
He was followed by John Franklin, a
Negro, and another speaker, who con-
demned the local relief agencies'
handling of the unemployed.
John P. Edmonds, '37, brought the
greetings of the "class conscious
students" to the demonstrators, and
told them that the workers would be'
joined by these students in their
struggle.
The meeting was closed by Joseph
Welch, local Communist Party head,
who told his audience that if, the
meeting had been snmaller police
would have broken it up.
'Several of the, crowd carried signs
bearing. legends: Fight To Preserve
Free Speech, We Demar Right To
Streets, Oppose Dunckel-Baldwin Bill,
Raise Relief Budgets, and United
Front Against Attacks On Workers.
Mayor Campbell, who earlier in the
week had declared the meeting would
not be allowed, last night said the
demonstrators did not have a permit
for the meeting and that he had
turned the matter over to the police
department, telling them to do what-
ever they thought best. One detec-
tive was the only member of the po-
lice department present at the
demonstration.
Fifteen of the students present
were members of the National Stu-
dent League, which had postponed its
regular Wednesday night meeting so
that any of its members who wished
could join the workers in their
demonstration.
The peaceful meeting presented a
sharp contrast to last year's May Day
activities, when 30 University students
made a "junket" to Detroit to join
workers in a United Front demonstra-
tion and were run out of the city by
police.
POLICE KEEP EUROPE QUIET
LONDON, May 1 -(P)- Stern po-
lice surveillance in the capitals of
Europe held the international labor
day observance to comparatively
peaceful demonstrations today.
Four sporadic bombings and scrim-
mages between police and crowds took
four lives, but for the most part the
meetings and demonstrations which
labor stages on the once pastoral
Maytime festival passed off quietly.
Moscow displayed her military
might before Joseph Stalin, Russia's
"man of steel," and Reichsfuehrer
Adolf Hitler exhorted to peace nearly
a million of his people gathered in
L a gigantic demonstration at the
Tempelhof Airdrome, Berlin.
Elsewhere, the day for the most
part was one of festivities - free
goulash in Vienna, quiet meetings in
Paris, uneventful dances and concerts
in Italy, a "fashion parade" of well-
dressed working men in Stockholm
and jubilee preparations in England.

One-Man Governing
Body Holds Meeting
With Itself A t Union
The decadent, almost defunct Uni-
versity student governing body, the
Undergraduate Council, met yester-
day in the Union as scheduled. Only
one member was present, but he de-
cided to "carry on" regardless of the
lack of a quorum.
The president pro tempore called
the meeting to order and took up the
first matter on the order of business.
"We have to decide when to hold
the elections for members to next
year's Men's Student Council. Is
there any discussion?"
Resigning the chair and moving
to another for the moment, the sole
councilman spoke: "Well," he de-
clared, his tones ringing hollowly in
the hushed silence of the room, "I
don't know. How about next Wed-
nesday?"
"No?" he declared, switching to an-
other chair and answered quickly.
"That's too soon. Let's make it Tues-
day, May 20, because that is after
appointments, and then we won't
elect some guy who'd be an ex-officio
member anyway."
Resuming the chair, he put the
question. "Anybody opposed to this?"
There was no one. "Unanimously
carried," he cried, and adjourned
without a motion.
'Anti-Red' Bill

Plan For Modification Of
Hell Week Passed By
Vote Of 19-14
Proposal Conceived
On Spur Of Moment

Hearing To Be
Held Toniohtl
Dunckel-Baldwin Proposal
Open Discussion Will Be
Attended By Students
(Special to The Daily)
LANSING, May 1. - A public hear-i
ing on the Dunckel-Baldwin bill willi
be held at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the
House of Representatives, it was an-;
nounced today.
The bill, already passed by the Sen-i
ate, was reported favorably last week1
by the House committee on state af-
fairs. In substance, the bill makes it
unlawful to advocate overthrow of the
government, to aid anyone advocating
overthrow, or to possess literature,
advocating overthrow of the govern-
ment. The bill defines overthrow spe-
cifically as meaning "violent over-
throw."
It was pointed out that Senator
Miller Dunckel, (Rep., Three Rivers),
who with Senator Joseph A. Baldwin,
(Rep., Albion), is sponsoring the bill,
withdrew from the Senate last week
a bill of his own, designed to outlaw
the Communist party in Michigan. He
has given no indication of a desire to
withdraw the Dunckel-Baldwin bill.
An undetermined number of stu-
dents. from the University, it was
learned here tonight, plan to be pres-
ent at the hearing tomorrow.
MISSOURI BACK ON RELIEF
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Mayl --
(UP)- Quick legislative action restored
Missouri to the Federal relief rolls
within 12 hours after being cut off
for delay in complying with the Fed-
eral Emergency Relief Administra-
tion's demands that the state carry
a "fair share" of the load.

Will Sponsor All-Campus
Sing On Library Steps
Wednesday,_May 8
By THOMAS E. GROEHN
George Williams, '36, of Rochester,
'.Y., was elected president of the
nterfraternity Council for the com-
ig year at its meeting in the Union
ist night as a general plan of Hell
Veek modification was passed by a
s-14 vote.
Williams is a member'of Sigma Phi
raternity and has been a tryout on
he Council for two years. He will
ucceed Philip A. Singleton, '35E, Phi
:appa Psi.
In a hectic session that at times
ad the appearance of a national
residential nomination rally, the
presentatives of fraternities com-
letely reversed their original stand
n Hell Week, as expressed by a 38-1
ote for modification at their last
meeting, and voted through a plan
onceived on the spur of the moment
y a small group of fraternity leaders.
Neither of the definite rules of mod-
ication proposed by a Council com-
aittee and a freshman committee
ame to a vote.
Hell Week Plan Outlined
The plan finally accepted by the
raternities was proposed by Lau-
ence D. Smith, '37L, and includes the
ollowing regulations:
Resolved:
1. That Hell Week shall be lim-
ted to a maximum duration of one
veek.
2. That the Hell Week activities
f each fraternity shall not be so ar-
anged as to result in any inconven-
ence to persons not affiliated with the
raternity either by destruction of
>roperty or creation of public disturb-
nce.
3. On any report of any pledge or
vitiate who feels his initiation has
)en unfair and unreasonable, the
executive committee of the Council
;hall investigate.
4. Any rumor of physical injury or
inreasonable practices by any fra-
;ernity may be investigated and if
nalpractices be discovered the usual
penalties shall be meted out.
5. The same persons who are now
ield responsible to the University for
he adherence of each individual fra-
ernity to social and financial regula-
ions shall be held responsible for the
trict observance of these rules by
heir fraternities.
6. Any violations of these precepts
shall fall within the jurisdiction of
he executive committee of the Inter-
fraternity Council and shall be pun-
ishable by imposition of social pro-
bation, or the forfeiture of rushing
privileges, or both. The duration of
such penalties in each case shall be
at the discretion of the aforemen-
tioned executive committee.
To Sponsor All-Campus Sing
In another action taken, the Coun-
cil almost unanimously voted to
sponsor, in conjunction with the Var-
sity Glee Club and the Varsity-R.O.-
T.C. Band, an All-Campus Mass
Sing, which will be held on the steps
of the General Library at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8.
The program for the sing, which
Council members hope will be carried
on as a tradition, will be announced
tomorrow by George Duffy, '35, chair-
man of the committee.
New members of the executive com-
mittee were also elected. They are
Russel Coward, '36, Theta Chi, Robert
Merrill, '36, Phi Gamma Delta, Wil-
liam Onderdonk, '36, Psi Upsilon,
Frederick Olsen, '36, Sigma Phi Epsi-
lon, and Williams, who, as president,
automatically represents his district,
on the committee.
New Secretary To Be Named
The secretary of the Council for
the coming year will be appointed
sometime this week by the outgoing
executive committee, according to Al-

vin H. Schleifer, '35, retiring secre-
'tary.
Frederick Jones, '35, presented a

Cudgel To Cane And Back; The
Story Of A Delightful Atavism

By MARSHALL D. SHULMAN y
Urbanity, driving before it the play-
ful wants of a virile student *body,
robbed the campus of many a colorful
tradition, among which none has a
more exciting history than "Cane
Sunday."
It wasn't so long ago - about the
time that those who were advocating
nine instead of eight pillars for the
front of the proposed Angell Hall
were meeting in secret sessions - that
students found it necessary to rip
out the individual pieces of the cam-
pus picket fence to carry about in
sheer self-defense.
With this liturgy of violence behind
it, the "Cane Sunday" tradition, now
to be revived again, emerges a de-
lightfully genteel pastime. Thus
when members of the class of '35

an affectation for both men and
women; decorated with streamers
and flowers, and embellished with
gold, silver and precious stones, the'
stick became a symbol of worldli-
ness.
By a whimsical atavism, the stick
became again a cudgel to Michigan
men of old, who cracked each other's
skulls with them with much glee and
good spirits. Refined again is thet
popular walking stick fashion decrees
for this season; cream in color, cat-
alin tipped, and if marked at all,
banded with a substantial ring of
sterling silver.
Collectors of sticks prize genuine
and expensive malacca, which comes
from the stem of the palm, calemus
scipionem, and is marketed without
the bark removed. Forty years ago,
the fad in walking sticks ran to slen-

Medical School Faculty Taken
For A Ride At Annual Smoker

By BERNARD H. FRIED
The old order was reversed last
night at the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater when a packed house of
medical students saw their respected
instructors unmercifully parodied in
the annual Medical School Smoker.
Pet prejudices and outstanding idio-
syncracies of many of the prominent;
men on the faculty from Dean-emeri-
tus Novy and Dean Furstenburg to
Doctors Badgley and Eglazius were
paraded before the enthusiastic audi-
ence in a series of six skits staged and
charactered largely by the Galens

An ability to "take it" must be ar
leading qualification for faculty men,Z
and, judging by the roars of laugh-1
ter emanating from the section of the
auditorium reserved for them, they
possess it in no small amounts.
As an added attraction a "sheet"
entitled the "Thymico-Lymphatic
Constitution," containing articles
supposed to have been written by men
associated with the Medical School
and dealing with subjects of their re-
search, was printed and distributed
for the occassion. The purpose of the
smoker according to the editors of

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